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THE EVENING 8TAR
FtfBLISBED EVERY ATTERKOON,
(1XORTT BnmAY.)
At t&A Star BtuhUng, wnur P*nnmfiwwi
mnd Eleventh ?freer,
Mr W. D. WALLACB,
WW be ?arrrd to mibecrihen in the cttiM oI Waab
kefUs, Georgetown, Alexandria, Baltimore and
PUiWJ.Jphia, at SIX AND A QUARTER CRNT3,
p\??hte wee My to the A^entr To maU rabocriben
tbe Mfceertpdon price to THREE DOLLARS AND
FIFTY CENTS a year to adeonee, TWO DQL
LARS ft* SIX MONTHS, and ONE DOLLAR
fcr THREE MONTHS. io/ui oxi
CUT.
VOL. V.
WASHINGTON, D.C., MOiN DAY, APRIL 16, 1855.
NO. 712.
RBV. JOHN LAN AH AN, PA8T0R OP THE
EXETER STREET, M. E. CHURCH.-A
mmng desire te benefit the afflicted induces him
thus to car ify. We chal' eage any other medicino
to prevent nch a ma.?s of testimony from gentlemen
?ad lad'ee of high standing of our own weil-knntrn
dtizens. who testify of cures of COUGH, BRdN
CHITIS, RHEUMATISM DYSPEPSIA, fcc
Baltimore, January 94th, 1850.
Mmmn. Mortimer if Mowbray:
I take pleasure in saying to you that I hare used
J -ar44Hampton's Tincture" with very great profit.
From a serious t.iroat affection, my general health
bad become vary much impaired, when I com
menced to use '* Hampton's Tincture." I found
its effects upon my genenl health most salutary.?
My aarrou* system and digestive organs soon right
ed ap under its um.
I have several times recommended it to my
(hands, and in every case, as far as I have been in
termed, they have use it with suacess.
Yours truly,
Joan La bah am, Pastor
Of Exeter st., M. E. Chcfcch, Baltimore.
BLEEDING OP THE LUNGS.
Ralbiob, N. C., Peb. 8, 1855.
Memrt Mortimer Sr Mowbray:
1 do hereby certify that about twelve months ago
I was taken with a sever* hemorrhage of the Lungs
and bad (bur attacks of it I was advired to try Dr.
Hampton's Vegetable Tincture 1 procured one
bo?tls, and after taking which, I was satisfied that
I was mueh better ; and that, afier taking tbe f.>urth
bottle, 1 was entirely well, and now I enjoy as good
health as ever I did in my life. I can, and do, with
out the least hesitation, recommend the Tincture
la all persons afflicted in my way.
YCXUS, GlO. W. WIaILIY.
CURE PITS?READ !
Mart to the 9iek than QoUL?Trom one of (be most
respectable Druggist* in South Carolina.
ChaRlrstoii, 8. C. Sept. 91,1853.
Megan. Mortimer k Mowbrat The sale ?f
your Hampton's Vegetable Tinctnre is increasing
every day, and every bottle sold recommends this
valua ble medicine to the afflicted. Several of our
planters have tried it in different cases with aston
ishing success, and are getting it by half dozens. It
has been found to be the greatest remrdy for rheu
matic affections, and a wonderful cure ha* been
performed on a negro bo v. suffering from Pit*. I
will famish you with a number of certificates if you
wish them
I am, gentlemen, yours, W. G. T*ott.
Call and get pamphlets gratis, and see cur^s of
Cough, Bronchitis, Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Dys
pepna, Nervousness and General Weakness. As a
n*male medicine or for dclicate children we believe
k unequalled.
Sold by MORTIMER 8i MOWBRAY, 140 Balti
more street, Baltimore, and 304 Broadway, N. York
Cvab. Stott k. Co., J. B. Moors, D. B. Clarke.
Claris Sl Bowliss, W. Elliot, and H. McPhbr
bom, Washington ; also, by R. S. P. Cibkl, Gi-orce
?own ; and C. C. Ubrrt, Alexandria, and by Drug
gists everywhere. feb 21?tr
TRRAtrRY Department, March 5,1835.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the holders of
stock of ihe United States descntied in the fol
lowing netice of 3d January last, that for the pur
pose of completing the purchase of the amount
therein named, this dtpanmenl will continue to
purchase, upon the term* of said notice, to the ex
teat of the residue ot the sum proposed not yet ob
tained- say $1,158,585 05, if said stocks are offered
aad received here prior to the first day of June next:
Treastrt Department, January 3, 1*55.
N-Xice is hereby riven to the holders of the fol
ktwiac described stocks of the United States, that
this department is prepared to purchase, at any time
between the date hereof and the 1st day of Mar< h
next, portion* of th<*e stocss, amounting in the ag
gregale to $1,900,000, in the manner and on the
lei ms hereinafter menuoned, to wit:
In case of any continent competition, within the
?mount stated, preference will be i Ten in the order
of time in which said stocks may be offered. Tb*
certificates, duly assigned to the United States by
the parues who are to receive the amount Hiereof,
must be transc itled to this department; upon the
receipt whereof, a price will be paid compounded
of the following particulars:
1. The par value, or aaiount specified la cach cer
tificate.
9. A premium oo the stock of the loan authoria- d 1
by th?? set of July, 1*46, redeemable November 12,
1836 of 2* per cent.; on the stock of tbe loan au
thorised by Uie act of 1843, redeemable 31st Decem
ber, '862, of 10 per cent.; on tbe stock of the loans
authorized by the acts of 1847 and 1848. a d redeem
able, the former on th< 31st December, 1867, and
the latter on the 20th June. 1868, of 16 per cent;
and on the stock of the loan authorized by the act
?f 1850, and redeemable on the 31st of December,
1864, (commonly called the Texan indemnity,) 6
per cat.
t. Interest on the par of each certificate from the
1st of January. 1855, to the date of receipt and set
Uement at the Treasury, with the allowance (for
tbe money to reach the owner) of one day's interest
in addiuon
Payment for said stocks will be made la drafts of
the Treasurer of the United States, on the assistant
reasurer at Boston, New York, Philadelphia, as the
parties may direct.
But to certificate will be entitled to tbe benefit of
this notice which shall not be actually received at
the Treasury on or before the said 1st day <>f March
aext. JAMES GUTHRIR.
mar 6?dtJunel Secretary of the Treasury.
PALMER S PATENT LEG.
THIS AMERICAN INVENTION
stands unrivalled both in this country
and in Europe, his worn by 1.000 persons,
and with most astonishing success. In
competition with 30 other substitute* of
the bsst trench, English, and German
manufacture, it received the award of the
?bbat medal at the World's Exhibi
nos la Lobdoh. as the best artificial
limb franwn. In ibis country it has been
thirty umes exhibited, in competition
with all others, at the annual Pairs ui the
principal ernes, and has,in every instance,
received the award uf the bisbest or first
premium. And as a crowning honor, by
tbe unanimous approval of an interna
tional council, the " Pirat Premium"? i
oaiy Stiver Medal given for Limbs?wa? awarded
the inventor, at the New York Crystal Palace.
Pamphlets giving full information, sent gratis to
?rery applicant B. PRANK PALMER,
3T5 Chssnut street, Philadelphia.
teb 28-3ta
T^ICII BLACK SILKS ol every width and
XL quRhtyt from 76 cants up, very eh. ap
rlaid an* plain Silks. Pink, white and bl'k watered
Silks for Mantillas
White, pink, biue and mode coi'd Shalleys
While, pink. Mue, green, corn and mode colored
Prencb Mousaellnns
li pieces plain Berege, in every shade at 25 cents,
very cheap goiai*
White, pink, blue, gfnea, brown, and mode colored
Breses, in fine nuaiity
100 pteoea Lawns and Jackoueu in every quality
Also, a well assorted stock of Domestic Goods
All of which will be sold at very low pricea.
Customers .viil do well to give us a call.
WM. R. RILEY,
Corner 8th sl and opp. Centre Market,
mar 31?Im
CUPPING anTT leeching.
JILll. KMSIRKS
WOULD respectfully iniorm the public that he
is prepare to attend to the business of Sup
Ping aad Leeching at his Barber Shop, south aide ot
Peansylvania avenue, between 13lh and 13jf rts.
Calls promptly attended to in all parts of the city,
aad at very reasonable charges.
mar 31?lm*
GRATIS !
JUST PUBLISHED: A NEW DISCOVERY III
MEDICINE!
A PEW words oa the Rational Treatment, with
J\. out Medicine, ot Spermatorrhea,
or Local Weakness, Nervous Debili
ty, Low Spirits, Lassitude, Weak
ness of the L:ui!>* and H.x a, Iiulis(s> ,
mtioa and Incapacity for Study and'
Labor, Dullness of Apprehension. Loss ot Memory,
aventoa to Society, Love of Solitude. TimMity.
Half Distrust, Diszine**, Head Ache, Involautar)
Discharges, Pain in the Side, Aff? ction of the Eyes,
Pun pies oo the Pace, Sexual and other infirmities
'FROM THE FRENCH OP DR. B. DE LANEY.
Tbe important tact that these alar>ningcomplainb
nay easily be removed without Medicine is, in thx
small tract, dearly demonstrated, and the entirely
new and highly successful treatment, asXdopittd by
the author, fully explained, by means of which ev
ery oae is enabled to cure himself perfectly, and at
the least possible cost, avoiding thereby al I the ad
verosed nostrums of the day.
Sent to any address, rails, and post free in a
sealed envelops, by rem Huns (post paid) two post
age stamps to Dr. B DR LANKY, No. 17 Lispenarc
arrest, New York. Jan 17- ??
Vi/ri' ? TO FLUTISTS?RISE \ BRANDTS
la aspartor Premium Dtaaoois Plates and Ula
ewes wtllbevu aatHbiuun ?pd K>r sale ftt p MP
ja|fm^*wr* s errwwuBk
?llr ft
DK/WSIBiS CUllKD.-Ttu following it
taken from Scott's Weekly:
DEAFNESS.?We understand that the success
which ha* followed the use of SCARPA'S ACOUS
TIC OIL, in cases of Deafness, has been astonish
ing, thousand* of persons ? aving been cured. who*e
case* were considered hopeless. The calls for this
medicine are from all paru of the country, it being,
we believe, the only article tralore the public for the
cure of that distressing disease.
Be particular and buy of 2 D. OILMAN, Wash
ington, D. C., and 9 8. HANCE, Baltimore, Md.,os
there is a counterfeit article in the market,
feb 98?m
ORNAMENTAL PAINTERS,
G. H. V\UNBLL * J. W. MANK1R8,
Louisiana avenue, between 6th and 1th ttrt*U,
Next to Vamum's Buildings,
HAVING associated themselves to carry on the
House, Sign, and Ornamental PAINTING in
all its branches, wi'l be thankful to receive all or
ders in their line ol business, and will use every ex
ertion to give satisfaction.
JOBBING in Glazing and Painting promptly at
tended to. Give us a trial. mar 37?tf
C. WARKINCK,
WATCHMAKER,
NEW WHEELS, PINIONS, AND EVERY KIND
OF REPAIRS TO WATCHES,
Boi 330 Psnaiylvaala Avsbm,
(Between Ninth and Tenth streets,)
mar 86?lm* WASHINGTON, D. C.
A GREAT BARGAIN.
WE have one of Knabe, Gaehle k Co.'s Louis
XIV. style beautiful rosewood 7 octave PI
ANOS, which has been slightly damaged and which
we are now authorised to sail at a great bargain.
Terms of payment made easy.
JOHN P. ELLIS,
* Piano, Music and Stationery Store,
mar SO 300 Pa avenue, near 10th st.
DENTISTRY.
RB. DONALDSON, Dentist, late of the firm ol
? Hunt at Donaldson, continues to
manufacture and insert those beautiful
porcelain teeth, with or without gums,
for specimens of which (made and de
posited by the late firm) was awarded the first
premium at the Mechanics' Institute Fair, recently
held in this city
These teeth are curved and shaded to suit each
particular case, and their resemblance to the natu
ral organs is so perfect as to deceive the most prac ?
Used eye.
Particular attention ako paid to filling and pre
serving the natural teeth.
Charges moderate and all operations warranted.
Office southwest corner Seventh and D s;s.?en
trance on D. mar 91?Cm
TAKK NOTICE.
NEW SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS.
PW. BROWNING, Merchant Tailor, unJer
? the United States Hotel, has just received a
large supply of Spring and Summer Goods, and is
now prepare d to offer great bargains to all in want
of guori and fashionable clothing. His " Ready
marie Clothing " will be sold at the following low
prices:?
Whole suits, Coat, Pantaloons, and Vest, of thin
cloth orcassimere, for $12.
Fine Black Frock and Dress Coats, from $10 to
J 15.
Business Coats for #7.
Black and Fancy Pants, (torn $.'! to $7.
Marseilles ?ud Silk Vests, from $3 to $5.
He keeps always on hand a large assortment o(
fancy articles, such as Shirts, Gloves, CTavats, Um
brellas, flic.
"Sole Agent for the sale of Scott's Fashions.*
mar 19?tj.
CHARX.KS IIASK.1NS, Architect.
'Pa. avenue, between Tenth and Eleventh ttreett,)
Washington, d. c.
II' ILL contim-e to furnish Plans, detail working
TV Drawings, and specObuionsol buildings ol
? very description, and also to fflpeflntend their ?rer
tf?. 1?. i
PROSPERI'S CORNET BAND NO. 1
MR. FREDERICK PROSPERI begs leave to in
form his friends and former patrons that this
band has been fully re-organixed and is now under
his direction, and he is fully prepared with a baud
of the most SeTentific Musicians in tbe city, to fur
nish music for Balls, Parties, Parades, Pic Nics, Ex
cursions, tic., at the shortest notice possible, by ap
plying to FREDERICK PROSPERI, Leadsr.CHA*.
PROSPERI. Conductor ?, HILBUS h. HITZ'S Ma
aic Depot, or at PETER TALTAVUL'S, opposite
the Gaxrison. Gamson street, Navy Yard.
feb f#?
A RARE CHANCE FOR A MAGNIFICENT PI
ANO.?We have on exhibition at the Fair at
the Smithsonian Institute, four superb PIANOS,
which were nade expressly for th.s fair and may be
relied upon as superior instruments. We will dis
pose of them upon very reasonable terms, give any
reasonable time on them, divide the payments into
small notes, in fact, make any reasonable arrange
ments to suit purchasers.
We have also on hand in store the largest and
most reliable assortment of Pianos ever offered in
this city, from the renowned manufactories of Hal
let, Davis, At Co., Boston, and Bason h. Raven, New
York.
Old Piano* uken in exchange.
New Music and an assortment of every article
pertaining to the music trade.
JOHN F. ELLIS,
300 Peon a. avenue, near Tenth ?tre?C
mar 13?tf
A 1
v\
WATCHES. JEWELRY. SILVER AND
PCATKD WARE AT REDUCED PKICES.
E offer our entire stock of elegant GOLD
i WATCHES, RICH IEWKLRY, PURE
SILVERWARE. *c., at greatly reduced rates.
Persons would do well 'o examine our assortment,
which is bv far the largest, most fashionable, and
best selected ever offered to our customers.
M. W. GALT k BRO.,
394 Penn avenue, between 9th and 10th sta.
mar 19?if
FINE WATCHES.
HAVING made a considerable addition to my
stock of
sold nomas patiht leveu,
and ladibs' watches
Of first quality, heavy 18 carat:
Also, 8ILVER WATCHES for boys.
I offer them at greatly reduced prices. The
move menu are selected with great care, and every
Watch is warranted.
Persons in waut of a fine timekeeper are invited
to examine my assortment.
H SEMKEN.
No. 330 Pa. avenue, betw. 9th and 10th sts.
mar 30
$60 REWARD.
RAN AWAY from the subscriber, living in Not
ungham District, Prince George's county, Mary
land, on Friday morning last, ths 16th instant, my
negro man EMANUEL,who calls himself Einanuel
Go ugh- He is about 25 years of age, dark complcx
ion, nu a fwJ set of teetb, has a scare on his fore
bead, one on his right arm, near ths elbow, is five
feet bight LnchAf and a quarter high in his boou. He
had an when he went away a suit of drab cloth
and a black slouch bat. I purchased him of Mrs.
t'arah Uarwoud, Saratoga street, Baltimore, and
?be bas a brother of his living with her; and bis
mother (a free woman) also lives in Baltimore. His
wi<? belongs t? John L. Dufief, Esq., near Darnes
town, Montgomery county, Maryland
1 will give a reward of twenty-five dollars for his
apprehension, if taken in Prince George's county,
and fifty doila a if taken elsewhere?in either ca*e
be must b* brought home or secured in jail, so that
I get him again. THOS. R. EARLY.
83? 'h> P. O Nottingham, Md.
SIL.VBR WANK, PLATED WARE
AND PUB PA itC Y QUO DM.?Silver
Coffee and Ten Bets, Sugar Bowls, Cream Jugs.
Goblets, Cups, Spoons and Forks. Also, a great
variety of magnificsnt Fancy Silver Ware, suitable
fur presents.
Plated Coffee Sets, Castors, Baskets, Spoons and
Forks, on best Albata.
The irticles are warranted as representiM!, vd
will be sold at a small advance.
H. SEMKEN,
330 Pa. avouue, bet. 0th and iOih streets.
mar 20?if
R. fl. GLLLET,
Coisstllor at Law,
Office and residence in franklin Row, eorasr cf K
and Thlrtwnth atrsst
PIANOS FOR SALE AND RENT.
I'HE subscriber has always on hand a assort
I sasnt ol German and American
AN OB, trotn the very beat manufaeturersfipJjTf t
which l:s offers for sals at Urarsr srioss
than eaa bs parehassd In the District of Columbia
and < n tbs aost accommodating tsnos. All Piano#
purchased fjroaa me are wanantsd to pvs satisfac
don.
Old Pianos taken in exebaoas
B. REIMS, hnfaw of Music,
G, betw. ronrweniti and Wftewidi sural-.
9b t-Jm'
WILLARD'S HOTEL,
Old Point Comforlt Va.
THE Proprietors take great pleasure in informing
their many friends and the public generally tbat
this magnificent Summer Hotel u now being fitted
up in the most modern and comfortable style tor the
coming season. The house will be opened on the
fir A of June, with nothing left unprovided that may
promote the cou fort and happiness of iu guests.
The proprietors also take much pleasure in raying
that they will be prepared and happy to accumrao
date from the fir it of May any who ma? favor them
with a call
Board per day $9 00
By the week, per day 15?
By the month, per day 125
Baths free for the guests.
apa-tf C. C. WILLARD * BROS.
TO THE LADIES.
MISS 8 J. THOMPSON
n?w prepared to show our large^^^B
HH^and well selected stock if MillineryHH^
which she has just opened, of the la
test styles which we are selling at ihe lowest prices,
and we cordially invite the ladies to call early and
have the first selections.
We would also respectfully call their attention to
our large and hand handsome stock of Fancy Goods
Perfumery. Gloves, Hosiery, fcc,. which we can sell
at unusually low prices.
HUTCHINSON ?t MUNRO,
No. 310 Pennsylvania avenue,
Pint door west of Walter Harper fc Co.*8.
mar 26?
MRS. L. ALLEN,
0ig^2fo. 305 Pa. acinus, between
jblE a| and Tenth ttreets, *outl% tide, '
TpPWill open on Saturday, 7th instant, a || ?
m<?~t extensive and beautiful assortment of Spring
MILLINERY, consisting of Crape. Silk, Lace,
Spotted Crape and Grass Linen HATS, including
Straws of every description. Also, Misses' Dress
Hub and Flats, kc. . L. ALLEN,
ap 4?
BEAUTIFUL WHITE TEETH.
Healthy gums, and a sweet breath.
All who are desirous of obtaining these bene
fits, should use ZE P. MAN'S CELEBRATED
TOOTH-WASH. This delicious article combines
so many meritorious qualities, that it has now be
come a standard faverite with the citisens of New
Y<>rk, Philadelphia and Baltimore. Dentists pre
scribe it in their practice most successfully, and
from every Bouree the moat flattering laudations are
awarded it.
Inflamed and bleeding gums are immediately ben
efitted by its use; its action upon them is mild,
soothing and effective. It cleanses the teeth 60
thoroughly, that they are made to rival pearl ih
whiteness, and diffuse through the mouth such a
delightful freshness, that the breath is rendered ex
quisitely sweet. It disinfects all thoee impurities
which tend to produce decay, and as a consequence,
when these are removed, the teeth must alwr.ys re
main sound.
It is used and recommended by all the eminen'
Dentists in New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and
other cities where it has be-.n introduced. All
should give it a trial.
Prepared only by FRANCIS ZERMAN, Druggist
and Chemist, Ninth and Catharine streets, Phila
delphia, and sctd by all Dme?i?ts everywhere, at 25
oents per bottle. W. II. G1LLMAN,
jan 17?3m Agent fiir Washington City.
ISITS TO EUROPEAN CELEBRITIES, by
Dr. Sprague, $1 ? I
English, pjut and present, by R. C. Trench, B. D.,
author of "The Study of Words;" 75c
Treatise on Englisti punctuation, by Wi'son. Third
edition, enlarged, 12 mo. ?1
Ashton Cottage, or the True Faith. Illustrated 60c
Hope Campbell, or Know Thyself, by 44 Cousin
Kat."
Catholic and Protestant Nations compared 'n their
relations to Wealth, Knowledge and Morality.
By Rev. N. Roused, with an introduction by
the Rev. Baptiste Noel, of London. 1 vol
Signs of the Times, paot and present, by Dr. Cum
ining
The Daily Life, or precepts and prescriptions for
Christian LiTin;, by Jno. Cumming D P ,75c
Cummmg's Scripture hearting*, viz: Gene-is, Erxo
dus, Leviticus, Matthew, ami Mark; each 75c
M?inoirsof John Frederick Oberlin, 40c
Harper's Story Books, No. 5, Pianck, or the Philo
sophy ol Tricks and Mischief, small 4to., 160
p.,26c GRAY 8i BALLANTYNE,
ap 0? 4UK Seventh st
attentionTold SOLDIERS.
LL my old friends for whom I obtained Bounty
Land in less quantities than 160 acres are
hereby informed that their names and a memoran
dum of their time is on my Book, so that their de
clmatior s for additional Bounty Lmd can be made
with facility Many of tho-e who failed to obtain
land for want of time, are entitled to 150 acres and
can obtain the same by calling on inc.
Seamen, Ordinary Seamen, Marines, Clerks, |
Landsmen, (of the Navy) Wagon Mnstcrs, Team
sters, hc? 8ie., in any war, will find it to their ad
vantage to call or send their cases to me
Advice gratis to those soldiers, seamen and wid
ows who are unable to pay
Refer to any honest man in Washington.
JOHN D. CLARK,
Agent, No. S3T Twelfth street west,
ap 7?lm*
SPECTACLES.
/^1 OLD, Silver, Light Steel, and Silver-plated
\JT Spectacles, suitable for all ages and all kind
of eyes.
Atao. Gold, Shell and Horn Eyeglasses
Pebbles, Perifocal, near sighted and all other kfcirl
of Spectacle G a.-ses kept constantly on hand, and
wil be set in old frames at short notice and at a
?mall expense. For sale very low by
E K LUNDY,
No. 138 Bridge street, Georgetown, D. C.
mar 5M?tf
V'
A1
More new books at
TAYLOR at MAURY*8.
Julia Kavanaugh's new novel, Grace Lee ; paper
cover 75 c nw, cloth $1
Life of Sam Houston, with portrait, price SI 25
A Long Look Ahead; or, The first stroke and
the Last, by A 8. Roe ; pr.ee SI 1ft
The Old Inn; or, the Traveller's ?ntertaimnent,
price 91
The Summer Land, a Southern Story, by a Child
of the Bun. Boobstore, near 8th st.
ap 11
PfcUGONI WITH OEFKCTlVK
vision are invited to examine my
extensive stock of all kinds of SPECTA
cms and EYE-GLASSES. Glasses'
it any kind, such aa Cataract, Parabola, . ?
Penscopic, Double Concave, Double Convex, and
Colored Glasses, put in at short notice, with great
care, and persons in want of glassed may be sure
to gel those which benefit the eye.
4^* Circulars "Defective Vision," gratis at
II. SfcMKEN'S,
330 Pa. avenue, betw. 0th and 10th bis.
mdr 30
TABLE CUTLERY, ALBATA FORKS
and SPOONS, Olc
JUST received a large assortment of superior Ta
ble ('utlery of every variety.
Also, every st< le of the finest quality ALBATA
fORKS, SPOONS, TEA SETS, CAKE BAS
KETS, CASTORS, &c.
M. W. GAT.T k. BRO.,
344 Pa. ave., betw. 9th and 10th sts.
mar 12?tf
A BOOK
WHICH EVERY BUSINESS MAN IN THE
DISTRICT WANTS.?The Washington City
Directory, only 75 cents a copy, half pnee, can be
had at ALEX. ADAMSON'S, on Seventh strict,
opposite to the Post Office, where be keeps con
stantly on hand a fine assortment of Blank Books,
Pens, Ink, Paper, Playing and Visiting Cards, Games,
fcc. He is agent for all the cheap publication!,
Magazines and Newspapers.
London Illustrated News, Bell's Life, Times and
Punch received by every steamer.
New York Herald, Times, and Tribune received
every night and delivered to subscribers,
mar 2&?lm
HAIR WORK.
ORNAMENTS of Hair, such as Bracelets, ?kat
elains, Chains, Breastpins, Earrings, Fid per
Rings, made to order, of any desired design.
AH orders faithfully attende 1 to.
Speoimens may be seen at my t-iore.
H. BEMKEN,
No. 330 Pa. av., between 9th and ldth Ms.
Mar 30
PURE GROUND PLASTER.
BY the single ton, or larger quantity, always on
hand and for sale at our Steam Mill, lower end
of Union ft., Alexandria, Va
We are j repared to deliver it at aoy htur at Pag*
Wharf, foot of Seventh street.
Orders attended to wttl despatot
ap 10?aafc cTl. Wltl ft CO.
Orders attended to wtth despatoh
tp 10? eofr C._l, '
fvjH iALl^At the StNAfl STABLE aetub
1 of the Capital, tbfee auod work H<rr?e% aod
one One bug^r b*y florae. Apply at theStabTef, er
Stoats Peat OAce. our
FIRST ANNUAL BALL
I or THt
Western Hose Company ro. 1
' _ AT TBK
WASHINGTON ASSEMBLY ROOMS
Olt 1
WEDNESDAY EVENING, April 25,1853.
*pHE Committee of Arrang nenti have mucli
?- pleasure in announcing to the friends of th?
Company and the public generally that thev will
spxre no paina to make thia the best all of the
wfison.
Fleet'* celebrated Cotillon Band has been envied
for the occasion 8 p
I?. ? gentleman and ladies, to
be hud of the Committee and at the door on the ere
ning of the ball.
al,owed in ^ room ?cePl thoee
n? f Jtf"aa*ar* thMpwrt of Citizen*
5 ? IJi I0?'* J T Towers,
MaJ W B Scott, Col D C Lee,
Dr W B Mngruder, J D Hoover,
[I'?? HU,? B' Tucker,
Walter Lenox, John Clark,
? B Frmjch, r Wailach,
ii ??? ^allacb, Abram Upshur,
? Jf *'.??? Clark Mills,
CH Winder, W T Dive,
? ? Morgan, D Ratcliff.
S Rcdfern, S 8 Parker,
\v"v u[?,u,n' Captain Carrington,
W !? Bayly, Luther Smoot
Andrew Hoover, R j Roche
John F Ennis N Callan.
c n . On the part of Firemen.
8 E Douglass, E 8 Wright, J Brandt,
R Doyle, J A Tau, A Hatch.
E G Evans, j T 8uter#
Committee of Arrangement* on the part of the Com
William Higgles, **V?'n Keefe,
Edward Hanley, j0(J H Hilton,
Robert Mastin, J F Edwards.
, _ ? Reception Committee.
JFH?u'h?'? JWl'arr, W P Hagerty,
F N Holtzman, C W Drury, G Ertwa.ds,
ri).wdeny, G Mickum, T J Parker
J C Hagcr, J H May, 8 Tinkler,
floor Managers.
R E Booth, Lewis Roberson,
Gostus Coxens, John R Spalding,
Robert J King, F A Hager.
ap 13?eofit*
FIRST ANNUAL BALL
or tui
MARION RIFLES,
AT CARUSrS SALOON,
ON
MONDAY EVENING, Ap?I IB. 1855.
I^HE Committee of Arrangements have much
pleasure in announcing to the friends of the
company and the public the First Annual Ball of
the Marion Rifle* as above
Frederick Prosperi's celebrated Cotillon Band has
been engaged.
Tickets $1 admitting a gentleman and ladies to be
had at the u?ual places, or the Committee and at the
door ofi the evening of the Ball.
All persons other than Military, are requested not
to wear their hats or caps in the Ball mom.
%? u ?,a" Wl|; b* ?Pened W1?h ^e "Marions' Grand
Maich, (computed for the occasion,) at 9 o'clock.
Committee of JtrranremenU.
T? o o 51 8heckell? J L Fox well.
Lt F B Sears Sgt S (;alt,
Ensign W J Walker, Sgt W H II Towera.
Bp 2?eoStfcdib (Organ)
PARASOLS.
130 very rich and cheap P rasols, all colors
S*ri?w Bonnets and Misses' Fiutf, great variety
Rich Bonnets and Ribbands
120do*en Linen cambnc Handkerchiefs in fcncy
boxes, at $1 50 per dox<;n; we think a good
bargain
Embroidered and Clear Lawn Handkerchiefs in
? *? great variety
500 yards Swiss Edging, 18c., worth 25c.
90 dozen black Net Mitts, from 50 cents ud, verv
cheap r' '
25 doaen best French Kid Gloves, all shades
My stock is large and well assorted, and par
Phased at the very lowest prices.
Customers w II be pleased to favor me with a call
and they shall be attentively shown through it, and
the goods offered at a small advance
WM. R. RILEY,
Corner 8th st., opp. Centre Market.
mar 31?1 m
THOMAS'S AMERICAN FRUIT CULTURI8T
Elliott's American Fruit Grower's Guide
Floy's Guide to th? Orchard and Fruit Garden
Cole's American Fruit Book
Downina's F.uits and Fruit Trees of Amerioa
Lindley's Horticulture by Downing
l'arde?j on Strawberry Culture
Anderson on the Hothouse
And many valuable works on Agriculture and
Gardening in all their various branches
*P 11 FRANCK TAYLOR.
MORE NEW DRESS GOODS."
1X7 E ?pen to-day a beautiful stock of new and
ft desirable DRESS GOODS.
Rich flounced Barege Robe*, in black and colors
A large assortment of Organ.lys and French Lawns
Rich Printed Bareges and Silk Tissu-s
Mousselines and Barege de Lains, in great profusion
White Plaid Cambrics, colored, brilliasts and
ehintzea
Embroidered and dotted Swiss Muslins
lain Baregea in blue, pink, green, brown and tan
colors
Mourning gooda in great abundance, In thick and
thin fabrica.
ALSO, II btokk
A large and full stock oi ttaple and domestic
goods. We name in part
75 pieces bleached shirting cotton of th~ best brands
25 pieces all pure ahirting linens, from 43 eta to ai
per yard
Table linens, towellings, and table napkina
1,000 yards small figured lawns at eta., war
ranted faat washing colira, and well worth 25
CIS
1,000 yarda Barege de Lain st 12eta., worth fifi eta
All of which we invite purchasers to call and ex
anune before making their aelection.
All articles warranted to be as represented,
{ft?- We must insist upon the payment of all bills
which have been rendered
_ COLLEY h. SEARS,
ap 12?eoflt 523 7th st., 3d door avove Pa av.
FRUIT TREES, GARDEN SEEDS, *c.
THE undersigned offera a large collection of
X Peach trees, also Applee, Peara, Plume, Cher
ries, Grape Vines, Gooseberries, Currants, Raspber
riea, Rhubarb Roots, he.
Ei.glich Garden Seeda, fresh from the growers,
combrising all the best variety of Cabbages, Cauli
flowers, Lettuces, Kadisli?-a, Onions, Beets, Beans,
Celery, Turnip, fltc , wlUi all the finest vegetables
in cultivation.
Flower Seeds in great variety, among which are
the following: Asters, Slock v Portulaccas, Petunias,
Phloxes, with many new and rare things, all offered
at the lowest pricea. JOHN SAUL,
Seed Store, corner of 7th and H streets,
ap 12?eoflt*
Clocks, clocks, clocks i-ifyou
want a good Clock, warranted to keep time
eall at the store of j. ROBINSON,
_ 340 Pa. ave., oppo. Browns' Hotel.
ap 7?dim
LIME, PLASTER, ~~
1EMENT, HAIR, h.c.? Just opened two large
?j kilns of splendid wood burnt Lime.?A. at L. P
HOOVER have this day entered into co-partner
ship ; and, having made several additions to their
fine kilns, are now manufacturing from 800 to 1 000
barrels of the best wood burm Li'ne per week,
which will be aoid at the loweat market pricea
Also, constantly on hand a large quantity of the
finest PLASTER, CEMENT and HAIR to be found
in thia city.
All those who are in want of theae articlea will
certainly find it to ihelr auvauta^e to give them a
call. A. k L P. HOOVER
\ Potomac Lime Kilns, 27tn street,
one square south lower bridge, near Geol'n.
ap 3?d3w
STONE ! STONE!! STONE!!!
UILDERS, Contractors, and others are n? reby
that ^urh' Flag, Coping and Building
STONES. Also, STONE-STEPS, SIlLS, fcc.,
will be furnished as usual from those well-known
quarrlea owned by W. D. C. Mnrdock, and worked
until recently by the late Timothy O'Ntale and his
brother. For pricea and terms apply to the sub
scriber at No. fl 7 K street, and *t J. Van Riswick's
lumberyard, Seventh street bridge, Washington
_ * WM. COLLINS,
ap 3?Sw* Agent for the Proprietor
C
B'
K
H-OVlS.?Wa have just received 60 dozen
pats of thoae fine Kid Slovea at AO cents a pair
wall ? stephens.
?W Pa. avenue, new doer to Iron ilalL
ap 11?lw
EVENING STAR.
FORMAL IWVITATIOWB
The too-frequent habit of extending
mere formal invitations is justly rebuked
in the following story of Vivier, the ar
tist* which we find in tht Parisian irossiD
of the Musical World: ^ P
Vivier, the celebrated and witty artist,
recently passed some time in Paris, on
his return from his summer travels. He
had hardly arrived, when he was invited
to dine with Mons. X , the musical
amateur and rich capitalist. After the
repast, the master and mistress of the
house said to their guest:
" We hope that we shall have you orten
to dine with us; your plate will always
be ready."
*? Always ?" said Vivier, 44 that is, in
the fashionable sense of the word."
44 By no means We are not persons
of such hollow politeness. You know
how much we love artists, and you in
particular. Our home is yours. Come
and dine with us whenever you please.
W e should be very glad, if it were every
day."
44 In earnest?"
44 Certainly, we should be much de
lighted."
"Ah, well, since you are so cordial, I
promise you that I will do my best to be
agreeable."
44 We shall depend, then, upon* seeing
you."
The next day, at six o'clock, Vivier,
prervented himself.
44 You see.' said he, 44 that I have ta
ken your invitation literally. I have
come to dine."
44 Ah! it's very kind of you?it is very
charming," said his hosts, to whom his
arrival appeared to be proper, and quite
original.
The dinner was very gay, and the ar
tist, on taking leave, received many com
pliments
The next day, just as they were about
to set down to dinner, Vivier again ap
peared.
44 Here I am, exact, punctual and faith
ful to my promise. But it is singular,"
he continued, fixing a penetrating and
quizzical look upon the faces of his hosts.
" it is singular?you appear surprised?
did you not expect me ?"
4'0h, certainly, you give us much plea
sure," the Amphitryon replied, with a
forced smile.
44 So much the better."
Vivier sat down, was in his happiest
vein, played the agreeable to all the fam
ily, ana seemed unconscious that he had
all the burden of entertaining, and that
except a few monosyllables, the conversa
tion was reduced to a mere monologue.
On the fourth day, at six o'clock pre
cisely, the obstinate guest once more pre
sented himself. This time coldness and
constraint were very perceptible, ano
Vivier spoke of it.
The mistress of the house replied stif
fly, 41 It is only because we leared you
would not fare well; we have so poor a
dinrer to-day."
411 thought you expected me, but it is
of no consequence. I am not particular.
I wish only the pleasure of your socie
ty."
He seated himself with perfect com
posure, ate heartily, then turning to
Madame, with a complimentary air, he
said:
44 What could you mean ? This din
ner is quite as good as the others. Ex
cellent fare! upon my word I gho 'Id
desire nothing better.
The next day?it was the fifth?Vivier
arrived at usual. The porter met him
at the door?41 Monsieur X is not at
home. He dines down town to-day."
44 Ah ! very well! But I forgot my
great coat yesterday ; I must ask the
servant for it," and darting across the
threshold and up the staircase, he knock
ed. The door was opened. Unsuspected
apparition !
44 Your porter is a simpleton," said
Vivier gaily. 44 He pretended that you
had gone out. I knew that he was mis
taken. But what long laces ! What a
sombre and melancholy air! Has any
thing happened ? Any accident, any
misfortune ? Tell me, that I may offer
my sympathies."
All dinner-time th* witty artist con
tinued and redoubled his entreaties that
the supposed miafortune might be con
fided to him. He complained of their
reserve, and indulged himself in all sorts
of conjectures and questions.
44 Have yoa loat money in specula
tions ? missed an inheritance ? heard bad
music ? received a visit from a trouble
some bore ? Have jou been wounded in
yonr affection* f in yoor fortune? in
your ambitiaa 1"
Then, at tha dessert, bursting into a
fit of langhtar, he said:
441 know what is the matter, and what
troubles yoa. It is your invitation, so
cordially made, and so literally accepted.
I thought tkat I would make the trial,
suspecting that you would not endure me
long. To-day, you shut the door against
me; and to-morrow, if I should return,
you would throw mc out of the window.
But you will not catch me here. I wish
you good evening."
Eocextbioitt.?It is a common mis
take that greatness is allied to eccentri
city. Hence it is imagined vainly that
eccentricity implies greatness. Where
upon certain poetasters and others of
that ilk affect certain queernesses of dress
or demeanor to draw attention to them
selves by what they consider the costumc
genius. Not content with being little
poets, they seem to be ambitious of be
coming little puppets. AsTupper shrewd
ly says, in his *4 Solemnified," 44 Better
to be a harlequin, and stared at, than a
wise man and excite no notice at all."
Peter Quinn, in his 44 Odds and Ends
of Natural History," tails of a man so
exceedingly oomaaon-place that he could
never succeed in satisfying his inordinate
gassion for notoriety. At last he hitchcd
it great-grandfather, a mere child of
THE WEEKLY 8TAJEL
F)m
Jm -4-. --
"??V *> ,
ft?" Cu?, ixTikuiLT m itrtnai.
Bu>0a cojtoa (to wr^iptn) aaa to |
M iba counur, S?#a?rt> aflat Mm *aa
p*pw. Pwce?mu <nm.
PoiTMiiTiu who act m afwiM will to
a eotnminwr* of twrnty prr er?t.
ninety years, a simpleton, before a little
go-cart, and lashing hit legs with a
child's whip, and holding the strings in
his had, drove him several turns, like a
oolt, about the common. The conse
quence was. that a great crowd was col
lected to riew the extraordinary specta
cle. They remored the great grandfather
from the trices, and placed him in the
poor-house. His lineal descendant they
baptized in a muddy-duck pond, chris
tened him by an opprobrious name, rode
him upon a sh?rp rail, and covered him
from head to foot with tar and feathers.
His ambition was gratified.?Knicker
bocker Magazine.
KEEP COOL
Those Aim and rational exhertations
to ' Take it coolly," and "Never cry for
spilt milk," are all very good till they
are nteded. They are extremely saluta
ry before the fever kindles or the milk ia
spilled; but in the presence of pain, or
on the advent of a disaster, to all but
those who are gifted with fortitude by
nature, or have been disciplined in the
school of affliction, they are about as ef
fectual as whistlisg in the teeth of a nor'
wester.
Their utter impotence in a storm of
passion, reminds us of the directions
given by a good New England deaoon to
his choleric son:
"Whenever you feel your dander ris
ing,' said he, "be sure to say the Lord's
prayer, my son, or else the alphabet
clean through; and long before you get to
end on't you'll be as cool as a cucumber,
or an iceberg. Promise me faithfully,
my son."
"Yes, daddy, I promise."
Off trodged Jonathan to school, carry
ing his bread and meat, with a small
bittle of molasses in his jacket pocket,
and his late firm promise uppermost m
his mind.
A boy, who bore him an old grudge,
met him, and after calling him the
?young deacon," and many otber scur
rilous nicknames, caught him ofi his
guard, and ihrew him to the ground, tear
ing his jacket and breaking his molasses
b >ttle.
Up jumped Jonathan, his eyes wolfish,
and his lips white with rage. But 'there
was an oath in Heaven," and be did not
forget it. So he proceeded to swallow
his alphabetical pills?an antidote to
wrath not mentioned in the 'Regimen
Salernitanum,' nor recognised by the
British College "
"A, B, C?jrou've tored my jacket!?
D, E, F?you've spilt my 'lai>8ee!?G,
H, I, J. K? you re a rascal!?L, M, N,
<>, P, Q?I'll learn you better manners,
you scamp, you !?F, S, T, U, V?I'll
*|>ile yer picter. you old wall-eye?X,
Y, Z?now I'll pound your insides out
o' you, you darned encroachin' wil
lain !'"
And with that, Jonathan, whose pas
sion had been mounting alphabetically
throughout all his father's prescription of
vowels and consonants, caught the young
scapegrace, and throwing him down,
was proceeding to work ofl each of the
beacon s twenty-six anti-irascible pills
in the shape of a dozen hearty fi-ticuffs
had not the timely approach of a pas
senger interrupted the manipulations. So
much for rules to oontrol the passions.?
Knickerbocker.
A Judge's Mcstakd Bath.?Two or
three days ago, a young friend who has
recently been spending some time in
Georgia, related to us an anecdote, which
shows how thoroughly scared the people
of the interior of Georgia were aunng the
prevalence of the yellow fever in Savan
nah.
It seemed that Judge R , ef the su
preme court of that fetate, was up in the
country at the time, but within twenty -
four hour's run by rail of the terrible
disease. Quite suddenly, late one after
noon, he was seised with head ache, pain
iu his back and limbs, Ac. Having
heard that these were the salutations
Yellow Jack extended to his victims on
approaching them, the Judge, in great
oonsternation, applied to a friend who
was 'posted' for advice, A hot musuird
balk was urgently advised, and being
prepared, the Judge was soon laving him
self with the irritating fluid. Presently
he felt better, and finding a cake of soap
in the vessel of water, he began to apply
it freely upon his person. Alter quite a
pleasaut exercise in this way, he looked
down upon his body and limbs, and dts
covered that he was turning black! Oh,
horrors! His friend was hurriedly sent
for, came, and dec1 ared that the symptom
was intensely expressive of yellow fever.
"but," said the Judge, shivering the
while, "I feel no pain, I feel well!"
"So much the worse: the absence of
pain is a marked symptom."
?'Good heavens! ' the Judge ejaculated,
"irhat shall I do?"
??The only hope is in the mustard, rub
away," was all the censoiation his friend
could give. _ .
And rub he did with a will. He used
the soap to open every possible pore,
and after some minutes sent for a candle
(for the twilight was fading,) to ascer
tain his exact cuticular condition. On
examination, he was as black as a erow,
and the soap, which a careless servant
had dropped into the tub was discovered
to be somebody's 'Patent Paste Blacking.'
We only add that the Judge survived.
Montgomery Mail.
Labizs ik Boots.?The fashion in the
city for ladies, is boots withvellow tops,
turned over, the boot of calfor morroc
co, fitting gracefully on the foot ana
around the limb that runs out of ths root.
The boots are high heeled, with a min
iature spur on each. The dress is looped
up on one side with a bow of ribbons,
in style of a jupe, thus displaying the
aforesaid limb fin the boot) and the buff
turned over. This style is d^;dJ*7
Soanrsh, and we appreb?nd il wijl nod
ftw admirers hi toi? rtfinn. CwvwN
Leader.

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