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ri'BLI?HKt? EVERY AFTEKXJO.l, (EXCEPT SUNDAY,) At til Si?? Futldinf?, comtr of PtMJf <????? ??<<%?? mnA EUvintk By W. D. W ALL AC H, Will be -'"rved to subscribers by carriers at SIX AND A QUARTER CENTS, payable weekly to the Agents; paper* served la packages at 37# ?ents per month. To mall subscribers the sub scription price Is THREE DOLLARS AND F1F TYCENT?a)vwi??4M?M,TWU DOLLARS for tlx mouths, and ONE DOLLAR for three mouths; for le?s than three mootr s at the rate of 13# cents a wetk. |ryBINttLE COPIES ONE CENT. VOL. VII. WASHINGTON, D. MONDAY. JANUARY 21, 1856. NO. 920. THE WEEKLY STAR This exnelient Family and New, Journal rst talning a greater variety of lnteroltnt rending (ban saa be found In any other?4s published on ftatur day Morning ftUI. Ragle oopy, per annum ?i ? to tint. Five oeples li i? Van copies h no Twenty copies .....U IZT Cans, iRyauati in aham. Single copies (In wrappers) can be pwu ?d at the counter, lmm* aiatriy after the lesue of lb paper Prion?Tna in Can vs. Po*t?*?tiii who act a* agents will beaUowe ? dommlalon nt -?* orricuL. Tkiasvkt Dsparthknt, Dec. 1,1956. Notice Is hereby given to holders of stocks of the United States that this Department will pur chase to the amount of f 1,34)0 000 of said stocks at any time when the same may be ofltered prior to the bit day of June nest, and will pay therefor the following prices, to wit: For stock of the loan of 1S42, a premium of ten percent.; for stock of the loans of 1847 and 1S48, a premium of sixteen per cent ; for stock Issued under the act of 1960, commonly called Texas-in demnity stock, a premium of six per cent ; and for stork of the loan of i94fi, redeemable on the 19th November, I'm*, if received at the Treasury prior to the 1st day of January next, a premium opercent.; if received between the 1st Jan uary and the 31st of March next, a premium of 2 per cent ; and if received after the list of March and prior to said 1st of J utie next, a premium of IX percent. Interest will also be allowed on said stocks at the rates specified In the certificates, from the 1st July last, if assigned with the principal of the certificates received prior to the 1st of January next. After that date the interest will be allowed in addition to the premium from 1st of January to the date of their receipt. In both cases one day's Interest will be allowed in addition for the money to reach the seller. Certificates transmitted to this Department un der the present notice should be duly assigned to the Unl'ed S'aten (with the current half year's in terest, if sen', prior to the 1st of January next) bv the perty entitled to receive the purchase money. Payment for these stocks will be made by drafts upon theaaslstant treasurer*at Boston. New York, or 1'hlladelphla, as the parties entitled to receive the money may direct. JAMES GUTIIRIE, dec ]?dtjunel Secretary of the Treasury. NAVY DEPARTMENT, Burkat or Construction, Ac , January 12, 1836. PROPOSITIONS WILL BE RECEIVED * by mi* bureau, until the 12th of February, for the following articles for the United States steamer Mississippi, to be delivered at the navy yard, New York : Two vertical tubnlar boilers, to be made of the best charcoal blooin boiler plates ; tube sheets to be one-hali inch, water bottoms and <ish-plt* sev ct. sixteenth, shell three-eighths of an inch in thickness. All the external parts to be double rlvettcd. and caulked on both sides where it can be cot at to do so; no screw stays to be used in the lews, water bottom*, or steaas chlmn -y. The crowns and sides of shell to be stiffened by T Iron, from which the braces are to lead. The boiiers will be about twenty-three and one half fee: front, by about eleven and oue half fee? de?p, and about twelve and one-half feet high; to bo furnished with ihe accessary man and band hole platev furnace, flue und damper doors; lujjs for prate bearers, aad for securing boilers to the snip, and to be tested when done at a hydraulic pressure of 35 lbs p*>; squar? Inch The tubes to be furnished by the government an* to be set by the contractors. lh? government being responsible for all tubes '?^nd??mned from their defects, and the contractor for all condemned from bad workmanship. The price to be per pound finished, less the weight of the tubes Also, the prices per pound for such Iron cast ings as may be required for engine and boilers, of green sand, of dry sand, of loam, and for one and o?e-toird seis of grate bars, and for composition castings (of copper and tin.) The patterns to be furnished by the govern ment The whole to be done In the best menner, and to be subject to the inspection and approval of such persons a* the department mav appoint. Drawings of the boilers will be furnished bid ders on application to the department. Payments will be made for one-thtrd their esti mated amount when the boilers are half com pleted ; the remainder when they have been test ed satisfactorily by steam For castings, when delivered and approved. Bidders will be particular in stating their prices and the time when they propose to complete and deliver the work. Bond and good security will be required for the faithful performance of the work ana the falfiliment of the contract. j an 13?lawlw r.No 550 ] ? Swamp and Overflowed Lands." I PUBLIC NOTICE ?PURSUANT TO THE a iastructlons of the Secretary of the Interior, Eub.ic notice is hereby given that, in order to ring to a close the business under the act of Con gress approved September 29, 1950, entitled, ' An act to enable the State of Arkansas, and otheT States, to reclilm the -swamp lands* within their limits.' and at the same time afford to parties who claim that portions of Rie lands selected un der said law are dry and fit for cultivation, an op portunity to Introduce evidence, all lands so se lected, to the approval whereof no objection be made within six months from the date hereof, will be certified and patented to the States. Such objections as are contemplated bv the ahove must be made under oath, aad filed with the register and receiver of the proper land ofiice for transmission to the General Land Office The necessary forms for affidavits are in the hands of ?aid officer*. The following classe-s of land are exempt from objection, to-wit: 1st Lands entered with ''ash. or located with military bounty land warrant* or scrip, after the passage of the act of 29th September, 1?50, and f>rior to the passage of the act of 2d Marnh, 1955, 'for the relief of purchaserstnd locators of swamp and overflowed lands." 2d Lands already patented to the State under the swamp law In ail cases where objection is raised, testimony must be taken before the register and receiver of the land office, at such time, after the expiration of said six months, as thev may appoint with the consent of the Commissioner of the General Land OBee. The lists of swamn and overflowed lands are open to inspection during the regular business hours of ihe I .and Office Given under my hand, at the city of Washing ton, this 21st day of December, 1856. THOS A HENDRICKS, Commissioner General Land Ofltee. Jan 10? s. P. HOOVER S Toot, Shoe, and T rank Eat a1- lihment, Iron Hall, Pa avenue, between Vth and 10th sts. 1HAVE JUST RECEIVED FOR LADIES, MISSIES, and CHILDREN, Cleih, Button, Buckskin, lined Button, Healed GAITERS. Also, thic k and thin Gaiters; Bronze. Black, and Colered. at f l '^5, worth f2; Ladles Alpine Button Gaiters. R3 50, French White Satin Glicerious SLIPPERS, Gen tlemen's French Patent leather BOOTS and SHOES, of all descriptions; Gentlemen's De tached GAITERS, all colors: Boy's and Youth's Patent Leather and Calf BOOTS and SHOES. My stock of Fall and Winter Wear, recently** lected from the most oeicorated manufacturers, is very superior. 1 promises to offer unusual inducements,and re spectfully solicit your patronage and Influence, 'dw 14?tf a P HOOVER I~i7nE FRENCH EDITIONS-OF ROUS Beau, Racine. Sevlgne, Compile, Moliere. De Btael, Duels, Fruissart, Boirdalone, Le Sag;*, Schiller, ?ui'.ot, Bossuet, Monsirelet, Mai her be, Descartes, Baithelemy* Voltalfe, Chateaubriand, Florian. RateUls, Scribe, Malebranrhe, St. Pierre, Fenelon. Thierry, Machiavelli, Regnard, and other writers, may be found at the most mod erate prices at the bookstore of the undersigned imported by hi>nself direct from Paris, in flnecal aiia morocco bindings, some of them with beau tiful illu -.tratloas *?* Also, a small collection, various, of French Books for youth, Paris editions. dec M ?tr FRANCH TAYLOR NEW raClTS?NJEW FKL1TS jVEW RAISINS, FIGS, CRANBERRIES, is Currants, Lemons, paper scell Almonds, Pickle*, in vinegar and spired, at K cents a hun dred; Hermetically.Fruits, Pickled Fruits, of ail kinds, very superior and cheap; all kinds of Jellies in sliv Jar? at 25 cents, with a g.eat variety of fresh and nice article* suitable for the ?e?-.na. For sale at my store, a few stens north east of Jackson Statue. nov IS Z M P. KING. (BLOCKS, CLOCK?, CLOCKS, at ' the lakes, dec *?If k*H Pennsylvania avenue. TO P HAM fc KORFLET'I NEW AND CHEAP SADDLE, HARNESS AND TRUNK 8T0RI, 499 Seventh st .oppositeOdd Fellows' Hall. /j^-A MESSRS. TOPHAM. iSkflHL late of Philadelphia, ana ^Pi^NORFLET of this cliy,< A respectfully announce to their friends and the public, that they have com* menced the Saddling Business at the above stand, where they will make and keep constantly on kand a large and superior assortment of?Mens', Ladles' and Boyss SADDLES, BRIDLES. MARTINGALES and WHIPS HARNESS01 every description, roth for city and country use. All kinds of TRUNKS, VALISES, and CAR PET BAGS Ladles'SATCHELS, TRAVEL IMG BASKETS.and FANCY WORK BOXES. HORSE BLANKETS, COVERS, COLLARS, ar.d HAMES Horse, Spoke aad Dust BRUSH ES. CARDS, CURRY-COMBS, SPONGES, &c.,Ae. All material used will be the best that can be obtained; and both of us having been practical workmen for several /ears, we fee! confident that our work cannot be surpassed, eliher for style or durability. By unremitting efforts to give satis faction we hope to merit, and respectfully solicit, a share of public patronage. Particular attention paid to covering Trunks and repairing all kinds of work. Sadd lers' tools constan tly on hand. nov 7?tf MEMBERS Or CONGRESS AND VISIT - OR* TO WASH1JIHTON 4 RE RESPECTFULLY INFORMED that J\ at TAYLOR A MAURY'S BOOK AND STATIONERY STO RE, Pennsylvania avenue, near Ninth street, they will meet all their require ments. Their extensive stock, in addition to the following importaat works, comprises every de partment of Literature Science, and Art. NEW BOOKS received Immediately onpubll- I cation. Weekly importations from England. Calhoun s Works, ft vols. Jefferson's Works, 9 vols. Webster's Works, 5 vols., Autograph edition. Everett's Orations and Speeches. 2 vols. Clay's Private Correspondence, 1 vol. S. S. Prentiss's Memoirs, 2 vols. Flancroft's History of the United States, 6 vols. Statesman'* Manual, 1 vols. Hlek^y's Constitution, 1 vol. Jeffi?rson'a Manual, 1 vol. The Constitutions of the Unltrd States, 1 vol. Elliott's Debates and Madifon's Taptia, & vols. Marsh's Orator* and Statesmen, I vol Story's Works, 3 vols Lives of Chief Justices of the United States, 1 vol. Lleber's Civil Liberty and Self Government, 2 vols. Wirt's Lift* of Patrick Henry. 1 vol. Kennedy's Life of Wirt. 2 vols. Garland's Life of John Randolph, 1 vol. Party Leade r, by Baldwin. 1 vol. !?e TocnueviUc's Democracy In America, I vol. The Federalist, 2 vol. Crimke's Nature and Tendency of Free Institu tions, 1 vol Constitutional Text-Book, 1 vol. Carey's Past, Present, and Future, 1 vol. Seaman's Progress of Nations, 1 vol. McElligott's American Debater, 1 vol. Future Wealth of America, 1 vol. Smith's Wealth of Nations, 1 vol. Every description of American, English, and French STATIONERY of the line?t quality, at the lowest prices Visiting Cards engraved and printed with the createst promptitude TAYLOR Jfc MAURY'S, jan p?tr near 9tb street. MORE NEW WOODS JOHN II SMOOT, NO. 119 SOUTH SIDE Bridge street, near High, Georgetown. D. C . has received an additional supply of I- all and Winter GOODS, making his assortment very complete In his stock will be found a first rate assort ment of? Ladles' Dress Goods Blark Moire Antique Silks Moire Antique Cloak and Dress Trimmings Rich stripea and Moire Antique Sash and Bonnet RIKmm. Swiss and Cambric Bands, Collars and Sleeves Black and col'd Cloths, for Cloaks Stella, Brocha and Bay State Shawls With a srood assortment of the best makes Flan nels, Blankets, and Dry Goods generally. My stock being desirable and cheap purchasers will find It to their advantage to call beforegettlng fully supplied. J* H. SMOOT. nov 13-H GUTTA PERCHA TEETH. THE UNDERSIGNED HAVE BEEN IN the habit of sending aur patrons to Dr. Cosby for Dental operations for a number of years, and take pleasure In recommending him to the citi zens of Washington as the best tooth extractor and dental operator that we have ever met with He inserts teeth upon every plan that is practised In the United States. e?c> P Ho duu. MO. B W. tyw'.es, U 0. A. V Payne. 11 D. r>D9 John V. Miller. M. D. J?!om Brysnt, M D O F ChumbWIIu, III D.. ODS. C. a. Hsrrl*, M. D. tUnmel P. Brown, M. D. Wythe TiotUy, M. D B. M. FrsucUco, M. D. Office over I'ord A Bro No. 290, corner of 11th street and Pa avenue nov 87?6m* GUTTA PERCHA TEETH. DR O. MUNSON, AT 310 PA AVENUE, Is mounting Teeth on a Gutta Percha Base. Aiso, with Allen's pat-1 ent continuous Gum, combining beau ty, strength and cleanliness Dr M Is determined to keep pare with every improvement In Dentistry, and will strive to please and profit his patrons aaraai.ici: Rev. Dr. Gurley, Hon R H Glllet, Dr Blnney, Hon S A Douglas, Hon. C Mason. Dr R P Patterson, Hon. A O P Nicholson, Dr. R Coolldge, And the Medical Faculty of Georgetown Col lege. nov 23?Lf I^ICTILE IVORY?JUST RECEIVED, aev eral exquisite specimens of his manufacture, including "The Descent from the Cross," after Rubens; 14 The Flight into Egypt"Adora tion of the Wise Men;" " Head of Christ," after Domenlehlno?Madonna; 44 Ecce Homo," Ac., specially adapted for Christmas presents, at TAYLOR A MAURY'S dec 21?tr Bookstore, near 9th st. WIG* AND TOUPEES. CMTIZENS AND STRANGERS ARE RE f sportfully Informed that the beet assortment of WIGS and TOUPEES are to be found at HEARD'S HAIR DRESSING ESTABLISH MENT, and WIG MANUFACTORY, Sixth st. National Hotel. Wigs and Toupees made on the shortest notice. Also, a good assortment of Ladles Back Braids Just arrived from New York. dec 11? eoUm COFFIN WAREROOM. fee. WILLIAM PLANT A CO., VNDJCRTA ? RE RS?residence 41* Seventh .. afreet, between 6 and H streets interments procured la any ground or cemetery. Coffins, Cape, Shnuds, Carriages. Hearse, and every article for IntermeAt* ol the best quality furnished at short notice, on the nnost reasonable terms, and at all hours of the light Having the exclusive right of Cmmp's Patent Corpse Preserver, we guarantee to keep the tend for any length of time. jy 11?ly JONAS P. LEVY, importer ahd dbalbb in WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS, AND FINE GROCERIES, General Commission 4 Forwarding Merchant INSURANCE AND BILL BROKER, No. 471 Pa av., two doors below U. S. Hotel, Washington Cut. D. C. N. B.?Country Merrhantsare requested to give me a call before purchasing elsewhere. oc 3-ly A GENERAL INVITATION TO EX ami' e one of the largest and best assortments of Parlor Grand, Square, and Boudoir PIANOS, ever exhibited to a Washington public. Persons wishing to purchase, will find that they can be accommodated on the most liberal terms, by early application at the Music Depot, Star Building*, GEO HILBU8. Agent. Constantly In receipt of NEW MUSIC, dec 24-tt CiOLT'S, ALLEV R**BB1NS, a>d LAW J rfneet Co.'s patent revolving hammer, five and six barrel PISTOLS. Also,a^ood assort ment of sintfie barrel Pistols, from 75 cents to ?5 each American RAZORS of the best quality, ,l.o, .raM*. '? "^ YuNUY, dl?c 1| No 12B Bridge stiret. Georgetown. rURA? WORK BOXES, CHINA GOODS, Cv CARf) CASES. PORTEMONNAIES, Ac , * M b*,W"e? JOH?* MiS Macaulv'8 history or mui-ajid, tailos. j BOOK AND JOB PRINTING. Thomas mogill,successor to the tirm of Klrkwood A McGill respectfully an nounce* that he Is fully prepared to execute all or ders for PLAIN OR ORNAMENTAL PRINTING at his large and convenient Establishment, 7th st. three doors below Odd Fellows' Hall. The business of the old firm, and all other work entrusted to him will meet with promt attention. THOMAS McGILL, Seventh street, between D and E, Three doors below Odd Fellows' Hall. Jan 4?eol m NEW YORK. STORE SELLING OFF. MISS H. M. MANN, SUCCESSOR TO Miss S. J. A M. McGaw, next door to Post Office, Bridge street, Georgetown, in order to reduce her stock of goods before the Spring sea son, she will sell at cast a handsome assortment of EMBROIDERY, DRESS TRIMMINGS, RIBBONS, FEATHERS, and FLOWERS, dec 18?tftAeolm & ?rr| R E W A R D.?I will give the above ffPOvJ mentioned reward for the apprehension and delivery to me, of ANN, a slave, who calls herself Ann Johnson, and who ran away from me on Saturday night, the 8th Instant. She is about 21 years ola. 5 reet, four or five Inches high, light black complexion with full round face, of good figure, and likely. She has a variety of clothing and took with her her feather bed and bedding. WM F PHILLIPS, dec M?eotf 596 New Jersey avenue. If E W york hats. 1WISH ALL GENTLEMEN WHO ARE IN want of flats to bear in mind that the plan which I adopted six months ago, of selling HATS and CAPS at greatly reduced prices, for ca*h only, is in success ful operation, consequently those who r?ay cash have the benefit of cash, and are not charged twenty-five per cent, extra profit to offset bad debts. The very best and most fashionable DRESS HATS, at S3 50, equal to any usually sold at *5, and the best S3 Hat south of New York; and a first rate, durable. Mid fashionable Hat, S2 50 A full supply of black and brown FELT HATS, and Children's Fancy Goods, at very low prices. Small profits and quick sales is the mono. ANTHONY, Practical Hatter, Seventh street, near Pennsylvania avenue, Opposite Dexter's Hotel. II 1 have made arrangements with one of the best boot makers in Philadelphia to be kept constantly supplied with the very best and ao?t fashionable French calf skin sewed BOOTS, warranted French calf, or no sale, which I offer for the un precedented low price of I have shown them to competent Judges, who pronounce them to be the best Roots for the price in the United States. I also havea splendid sewed GAITER BOOT, made of the very best Frcneh calf skin patent leather, all of the latest style, for S3 50. Competition is out of the question. All I ask is for gentlemen to come *nd see for themselves Terms positively cash. dec ft?eo3m H. SEHKEN, Jeweler, 330 Ttmn". avtnui. bttween and 1 OiA strut?, [AS RECEIVED AND OPENED THIS DAY a magnificent assortment of fine and A, rich imported JEWF.LR Y, such as Flcr- J&K entine and Roman Mosaics, Italian Lavas^^^T and Corals, Garnets, Cameos, and a varl-^MK ety of richly chased Gold Jewelry or any descrip tion, the very latest styles Also, a new lot of fine London and Geneva WATCHES, warranted timekeepers. FOR CHRISTMAS PRESENTS. A splendid assortment of fine Silverware, Plteh er?, Castors, Creams. Goblets, Cuns. Forks and Spoons, (sterling,) Fish, Cake ana Pie Knives, Bu'ter and Fruit Knives, Soup and Oyster Ladles, Preserve, Sugar and Cream Spoons, Salt Cellars, Napkin Kings, etc , elc. SILVER PLATED WARE, ON ALBATA. Castors, Baskets, Butterboats, Urne, Forks and Spoons. PANCY ARTICLES. French Clocks. Dresden China Ornaments, in variety. Card Cases. Port mon nates, Cigar Cases. And also a large assortment of SPECTACLES in Gold, Sliver and Steel Frames, to suit every eve and age; Eye Glasses, Congress Specs, ana Opera Glasses. We take pleasure In showing our goods to all, whether purchasers or not All our goods are * ?'irranted as represented, and will be sold at the lowest possible price. 1?7* Jewelry and Silverware made to order; Diamonds remounted; Gold Pens re pointed, and Engraving on Stone executed at short notice. Chronometers and all kinds of fine Watches awl Musical Boxes put in perfect order at short notice. H. SEMKEN, Jeweler, 330 Pa avenue, between 9th and 10th its. dec 1-tf MARRIAGE UUIUK. DR. YOUNG'S POCKET AESCULAPIUS; Or, Every One his own Physician: DEING OBSERVATIONS ON MARRIAGE !?* Medically and Philosophically considered. as MANHOOD'S EARLY DECLINE, with dl rectlons for its perfect cure. Bfing a Confidential Silent Friend and Private Adviser; followed by Observations on the Treitment of Venereal Dis eases. Gonnorrhaa, Gleet, Strictures, Ac ; illus trated with Cases Plates, and Diagrams, from Dr. YOUNG'S PRIVATE PRACTICE?to be consulted without exposure, and with assured confidence of success. Only 25 cents. For sale by the Agent, ALEX. ADAMSON, on Seventh st , opposite Post Office, dec 24?3m* NOTICE OF CONTINUATION. JAMES H SHEKEL!. HAVING SUCCE ed to the business of Shekell A Brothers, and located at No. 279 F street, corner 13th, will open January 1. 185R with an en tire new ana fresh stock of GROCERIES, together with a full and complete assortment of fine WINES, BRANDIES. CORDIALS, Ac., all of which nave been selected with care, ex clusively for families, and to which he invites the Inspection of his friends, the patrons of the late firm, and the public, intending to keep for sale all the desirable varieties afforded by the firm, dec J#?lm confectionery: 'ITOOS POTENTINI WOULD RE8PECT A fully inform the cltlxen* ?f Washington that he has purchased the well-known Confectionery establishment of John Miller, which he will carry on with Increased facillti** for ministering to the tastes of those who may ff'or him with their pa tronage He wlli nu-.ofacture and keep on hand a large assortment of fancy and <>rnune:.tal CONFEC TIONERY, WEDDING CAKE, CANDIES. JELLIES, CHARLOTTE RUSSE, BLANC MANGE, and every other delicacy used at BALLS AND SUI PKli PARTIES. When desired, he will attend these or other festive occasions, and furnish tables with every delicacy and luxury, served In the most fashion able style, with punctuality and attention. He has Just received a large assortment of for eign BON BONS,CONFECTIONERY, FIGS. PRUNES, Ac., in fancy boxes and ornamental cartons Also, ornamental FIGURES, PYRA MIDS. and other decorations for the table, at Din] ner and Supper Parties. THOMAS POTENTINI, No 279 Pennsylvania avenoe, between loth and 11th streets, south side. dec 12 OIFT BOOKSTORE! AG EN ERA I, SELECTION OF STANDARD G ift and M lscellaneous BOOKS mfmTm AND STATIONERY for Mle at MlMlMi HILBBS'S MUSIC DEPOT,cor ner of Pa avenue and 11th *treet GREAT IND VI* KME NT. EVERY PURCHASER RECEIVES A GIFT. Each article is sold at tWe usual retail price; and for every dollar's purchase a sealed envelope is drawn by the buyer, containing the name of some gift, which is presented on the spot Among the Gifts are Gold Watches, Jewelry, Music, Fancy and Toilet Articles, Ac HILBUS MUSIC DEPOT, dec 8?tr Corner Pa av. and 11th st. USEFUL Fit ESENTS. ONE OF THE BEST STORES OF THE kind In the city is G FRANCIS'S, 490 Sev enth street. He has not only every Housekeeping article, but Razors, Scissors, Combs, Brusnes, Cabas, and other useful articles. His goods are of an excellent quality, and he sells lower than any one else in the city If a friend of ours wished to know the best place to buy a Sett of Spoons, Knives and Forks, Tea Setts. Castor, Cake Bas ket, or anything, from the finest Pocket Knife to an Axe or Wood-Saw*, we would say. 44 go to FRANCIS, on Seventh street, you will M sure of getting goed articles, and at the very lowest prkoe/' dec l??tX BALLS. GR IND I'LWB, MILITARY, FlREMKilS' AND CIVIC BALL OF TBI BOONE CLUB . The first grand fancy dress Ball of the Boone Club will be given at the Washington Assembly Rooms, on TUESDAY EVENING, the 29th January, 1856. The Club, In announcing tnelr first Fancy Dress Ball, fake occasion to assure thoee who may hon or them with their presence, that every effort will be made to render tnelr time plessant' and agree able; that strict order and decorum will be main tained. and nothing left undone which will tend to Increase the enjoyment and add to the pleasure of the occasion. Scott's celebrated Cotillon Band has been en gaged for the occasion. Supper and Confectionery will be furnished by an experienced caterer Committee of Arrangements. A Brldgett, Thos May, L C Robertson. Tickets ONE DOLLAR?admitting a gentle man and ladles. Jan" IS?eotb BALL OF THE MERRIE BACHELORS, AT ODD FELLOWS' HALL, NAVY YARD, JANUAR1 24, If.'<6. Although fully aware of the imminent danger tbey are again about to ex pose themselves to, from the concentrated fire of many bright eyes and killing glances, the fatal effects of which have been made manifest to them In the "surrender at discretion" of three of their number in one short year?nevertheless, being desirous of contributing their share to the happi ness of the ladies, the "Merrle Bachelors" oeg lea*e to announce to the public that they will have another re-union on the night of the 24th in stant, at Odd Fellows' Hall, Navy Yard, to which their friends are respectfu'ly Invited. JH7" Ladies, every Bachelor in town will be there! Committee of Reception. Rlc'd Brooks, jr Joseph Carrlco. Committee on the part nf Citizens. Joe Sh 1111 nylon, Klch'd Wallach, J P Pepper. F Pilling, W W Browning, Wm Gait, I! E White, Wm Thompson, J no Rainbow, Jas Harry, Thos Dwyer, B C Greenup, E A Rvther, Albert Norton, J MeCarrick, Wm Sanderson, J no McNamee, Kdmund Gates, J no Crawford, R J Stevens. Floor Directors. Val Conner, F Tuay, O Sanderson J A Crar ?, WmGaddls. Executive Committ- e. Lem Gaddls, Jno Clarke, II'Jueen, C Miller, F Ober, Ada in Gaddls C c?**mtt'* of Arrange ments, "Mf KRIS BACHELORS." Tickets ONE DOLLAR Jan 12,14,16,18,21,22,23,24?8t J ? L TWO SUPERB PIANO FORTES AT A GREAT SACRIFICE OWING TO THE DEATH OF Mr. Gaehle and the nec essary dissolution of thc^?^tea fl rn of Rnahe, Gaehle A Co., l'lanof? X Yi' [Manufacturers, Baltimore, It is positively neces sary to settle up the entire affairs of the late firm. We have two very superior Instruments on hand, Trom the celebrated manufactory of this popular Srm, which must he sold within a short time One a magnificent Louis XIV. style beautifully rarved 7-oetave Rosewood Piano, tke factory price of which is $450. One superb Rosewood Piano, four round cor irrs, full 7-octaves?factory price S375. These Instruments will be sold at astonishing i?durtlons for cash. This is an opportunity but seldom offered to those In want of a reliable Pl mo. Also, always on hand Pianos from Hallet, Da rts, A Co., Boston, and Bacon A Raven, New k'ork. Piano Stools, Guitars, Violins, Flutes, Aocot lerns, Banjos. Strings, Music, Music Paper, ftc. Give us a call and see for yourselves. JOHN F ELLIS, Jen 11 306 Pa av., bet 9th and lVth sts _ WATCHES. MW GALT ft BRO , OFFER AT ALL ? times every variety of superior WATCHES ind CHRONOMETERS. They call particular ittention to those made by? Jules Jurgensen, Copenhagen. Cooper, Tavlor ft Dixon, London, Tobias, Bee?ly ft Blundell, Liverpool. Also, Vacheron ft Constsntine's celebrated ieneva Watches, which from their size and finish ire peculiarly suited for ladies. Our facilities >nable us to offer the above at the lowest rates UjT Repairing.?Watches and Chronometers carefully repaired by 6killf?l workmen M. W GALT ft BRO , 321 Pa. avenue, betw. 9th and loth sts. Jan 12? tf DAGUERREOTYPES T A K E N B Y A LADY. MRS. A C REDMOND HAVING removed to her NEW ROOMS, on 7th st., between land I, is prepared to take LIKENESSES In he best style of the art. PICTURES well taken and put up In embossed tarn* for FIFTY CENTS nov 22 United States Patent Office, ) Washington, Jan. 16, 1856 J 3N THE PETITION OF SAMUEL TAY LOR. of Cambridge, Massachusetts, praying or the extension of a patent granted U> him on he2bth day of May, 1842, for an improvement in ?constructing brushes for dressing warns." for even years from the expiration of said patent, vhich takes place on the 26th day of May, 1-56: It Is ordered, that the said petition be heard at he Patent Office on Monday, the 12th day of Jay next, at 12 o'clock m.; and all persons are tot.fied to appear and show cause. If any they lave, why said petition ought not to be granted. Persons opposing the extension are required to lie in the Patent Office their objections, specially et forth In writing, at least twenty days before he dav of hearing; all testimony filed by either tarty to be used-atthe said hearing must be taken md transmitted In accordance with the rules of he office, which will be furnished on application. The testimony in the case will be closed on the d day of May; depositions and other papers r<v ied upon as testimony must be filed In the office >n or before the morning of that day; the argu nents, if any, within ten days thereafter. Ordered, also, that this notice be published in he Union, Intelligencer, and Star, Washington, ) C.: Arvrus, Baltimore, Md ; Pennsylvanlan, 'hiladelphia, Pa.: Journal of Commerce, New , ork, N. Y.; and Post, Boston, Mass.; once a veek for three succeaslve weeks previous to the 2th dav of May next, the day of hearing. X CHARLES MASON, Commissioner of Patents. P 8 ?Editors of the above papers will please end their bills to the Patent Office, with a paper ontalnlng this notice. Jan IS lawj'.v United States Pntent Office. > Washington, Jan. 17. 1956. f 3N THE PETITION OF ALONZO C. AR NOLD, of Norwalk, Ccnn., praying for the xtenslon of a patent granted to Tilm on the 2.3d lay of April, 1842. for an Improvement In "punch nJ machines for manufacture of covered but c?ns " for seven years from he expiration of said intent, which takes place on the 23d day of April, It is ordered, that the said petition be heard at he Patent Office on Monday, the .th of April b56, at 12 o:clock, m. ; and all persons are lotified to appear and show cause, if any they iave, why sala petition ought not to be granted. Persons opposing the extension are reqylred to le in the Patent Office their objections, specially et forth In writing, at least twenty days before he day of hearing: all testimony liedbv either arty to be used at tke hearing must be taken and ransmitted in accordance with the' of" ice which will be furnished on appli< atlon. ' TklMtlraony in theease win taclMed on .he 7th day of March: depositions Md other wer* he UnlS Intelligencer, and Star, Washington, >. C ; Argus, Baltimore, Evening Ar&'?8' elnhla. Pa ; Journal of Commerce, S.ew \ork, nd Dally Post, Providence, R 1 , ? J**?* r?r three successive weeks previous to the -th of ,pm D.?t, the Commissioner of Patents. P 8 ?Editors of the above papers will please opy, and send their bills to the Patent 6fflce, rfth a paper containing this notice. Jan 18?law3w IE BOSTON AMERICAN ALMANAC for 1856 received Oils dav. jan 11 FRA.NCK TAYLOR. EVEN IN GST A R. THE IBIS a ROBBER .Dr. W . the Bishop of Cashel, burins; occasion to visit Dublin, accompanied by bis wife and daughter, determined to perform th? journey by easy stages, in hit own carriage, and with his own sleek and well fed horse*, instead of trusting hi? bones to tho teniei mercies of an Irish postohaise. and tho un broken earrons used for drawing these craij vehicles. One part of his route was through a wild and mountainous district ; and tho Bishop, being a very humane man, and considerate of his cattlc, made ? point of quitting bit carriage at the f<?ol of every hill and walkicg to the top. On one occasion he had loitered to look at the extensive prospect, indulging in a reverie upon its sterile appearance, and the change that Agriculture might produce, and in so doing chanced to suffer his family ana servants to be considerably in advance Per ceiving this, ho hastened to make up for lost time, and was stepping out with his best speed when a fellow leaped from behind a heap of loose stones, and accompanying the flourish of a huge club with a demoniac yell, demanded ' Money!" with a ferocity of tone and inau ner perfectly appalling. The Bishop gave the r .bber all the silver ho had loose in his pocket, hoping that it would satisfy him ; but he was mistaken, for no sooner had the rufiian stowed it away in a capacious rent in his tattered garment, than with another whirl of his bludgeon, and an awful oath, he exclaimed? "And is it with the likes of this I'm after letting you off? a few naltry tinpeunies. It's the gould I'll have, or I'll spatter your brains Arrah, don't stand shivering and shaking there, like a Quaker in tho ague, but lug out your purse, you divil, immediately, or I'll bate you a* bluo as a whetstone." His lordship most reluctantly yielded his well filled purse, saying in tremulous accents, " My good fellow the re it is. don't ill umi me ?I've given you all, pray lot me depart " Fair and softly, if you plase ; as sure as I'm not a good fellow, I haven't done with y<?u yet. I must sarch for your note case, for I'll engage you have a few bit* of paper pay able at the l>ank ; so hand it over, or you II sorrow to-night " It was given up; a glance at the road showed that all hope of assistance from his servants was unavailing. The carriage had disappeared, but the Bishop made an instinc tive movement as though anxious to escape from further pillage ?? Wait awhile, or maybe I shall got angry with you. Hand over your watch and sales, and then you may trudge." Now, it happened that the divine felt a par ticular regard for his watch?not eo much from its being of considerable value, but because it hud been presented to him by his first patron, and ho ventured to expostulate. 44 Surely you have taken enough ; leave me my wat-h, and I'll forgive all you have done." 44 Who ax d your forgiveness, you old var mint ' Would you trifle with my g'?od na ture f Don t force me to de anything I'd be sorry for?but, without any more bother, just give your watch, or by all that's holy '? And he jerked the bludgeon from his right hand to hij left, spat on the horny palm <>f the farmer, and regrasped the formidable weapon as though seriously bent on bringing it into operation. Tbia action was not unheeded by his victim?he drew forth the golden time piece, and with a heavy sigh handed it to his spoiler, who, rolling tho chain and seals around it, found some wider aperture in his apparel into which he crammeait; and giv ing himself a shake to ascertain that it had found, by its own gravity, a place of safety, he said? " And now bo off with you, and thank the blissed the saints that you leave me without a scratch on your skin, or the value of your little finger hurt. It needed no persuasion to induce the Bish op to turn his back upon the despoiler if bis worldly goods, and having no weight to carry he set off at what equestrians term ?? a hard canter;" scarcely, however, had ho reached tbo middle of the precipitous road, when he B:rceived his persecutor running after him e endeavored to redouble his speed. Alas! what chance had ho in a race with one whose muscles were as strong and as clastic as highly tempered steel ? 4*Stop. you nimble-footed thief of the world, roared tho roober?44 Stop. 1 tell you , I ve a parting word mith you yet The exhausted and defenceless clergyman, finding it impossible to continue hi> flight, suddenly came to a stand-still. The fellow approached, and hi? face, instead of its former ferocity, was lit up with a whimsical mgui>-h ness of expression, as ho said?4,and is it likely I'd let you off with a better coat on your back than my own' and will I be atter losing the chance of that elegant hat and wig ' Off with them this moment, and then you'll quit o' me ' The tootpad quickly divested the Bishop of his single-brea-ted coat?laid violent hauds upon the clerical hat Hnd full-bottomed wig put them on his own person, and then insisted on seeing his late apparel used in their stead, and with a loud laugh ran off, as though his last feat had been the most meritorious- of his life. ... , . Thankful at having escaped with unbroken bones, his lordship was not long in overtaking his carriage; the servants could not rcpro.-s their laugnter at seeing their master in such strange and motly attire; but there was in his face such evidences of terror and suffering that they speedily checked their risible incli nations, particularly wheu they learned by a few brief words the danger he had undergone l My dear W !" exclaimed his affection ate wife, after listening to tho account of the perils to which her husband had been ex posed, 44 for Heaven's sake take off that filthy jackct and throw it out of the window. You can put my warm cloak over your shoulders till we reach the next stage, and then youjwill be able to purchaac some habit bettor suited to your station and calling. 44 This ja more easily said than done, my love," he replied; 441 have lost all the money I possessed; not a guinea is left nic to pay our expenses to-night. My watch, too, that I so dearly priaed ! Miserable man that I am ' 44 Never mind your watch, or anything else, just now?only pull eff that mass of filth. I im plore you; who knows what horrid contagion wo will all catch, if you persist in wearing it 4tTako it off. dear papa," observed the daughter, " but don't throw it away ; it may lead to the detection of the wretch who robbed you " Tho obnoxious garment wa3 removed; the young lady was about to placc it under the seat, when she heard a jingling noise that at tracted her attention; and on examination, found in various parts of the coat, not^only the ?ratch, pocket-bock, purse, and silver, ot which her father had been deprived, but a yellow canvass bag. such as is used by far mers, containing about thirty guineas. In Winchester Centre, Conn , there has not been a death in one and a half years, and but two or three deaths in three years. The pillage is surrounded by one hundred and fifty imokiug coal pits, and, besides, there is no physician in the place. UT The railroads of Ohio are already nearly squal those of New York, and in a few year* will overtake and pass them The Cleveland Plaindealer says that Ohio ha? at present 2,725 miles of railroad completed, while New York has only 2,794 miles.. Ti'bhed rp at Last.?-A package of letters reached Falls Village, Conn , last Friday whioh was mailed at Hartford, In the package was a letter oontaining a note of oy?r $2,00#, directed to the Iron Baax. The Pitcher Handle Dodfe. On? morning, during tho mcs? severe por tion of the winter, we were walking down one or our rather fashionable avenues demurely cogitating on the ill* of life, and the peculiu bardship* w, which the poverty-stri'krn wretches in this great metropolis Wcr? nab jected, while suffering from hunger and c- !<1. if i lent to the inclement season and the ah W?lt or when immediately be fore us. on the sidewalk. a little ragged L.r,. trTm>idgu th * * PiU,h<* in her hand, frail bit of !. cJ?mnt anJ smashing the trail bit of crockery upon the st nes It w a 'or f1? *ndeDt' ?nd the child, fur u> on the irrc T ''?j!SaTe^ mut* ??tonishmrnt ?| oa ib? wreck, retaining only the hai>.il<> .if the pitcher in Ler grasp ' the ^ ? I creature ' feet were blue with the^,,* ?nd one of her toes wa? bleeding from the sff-ct of its collision with the curb atone; Tet until we overtook her, she spoke not a word "An unlucky fall that, si?!" was the nat. ral observation, as we gaied into her trades ? most desp?inri? countenance The re' mark was. apparently, ill-timed, and. under he circumstances, possibly. even eruel. sin<?o the unlucky daughter of poverty *eem<-d t. feel the magnitude of the disaster moet senn tively, and leaning agaiust a lamp-post she commenced sobbing as though her heart would break. "Oh, sir! it's all we had I?was sent? was sent for the milk?and?and it wax the '*?t the last two pennies my mother had ' i don't dare go home! Little brother won t, uave no breakfast, and he's atok !" As the girl said this, she burst into a fair ani hearty crying spell, each glance at tLe luckless pitcher-handle seeming to increase the intensity of her grief We had but a shil ling. and where another would eome from for that day we did not know. Selfishness said, " Keen the shilling "" ' But," quoth sympathy, " the child i? the poorer! 41 Pass on !" was the impulse of the cold heart ?'Shell out, and risk it!" was the instant response of the warm heart. The girl got the shilling, and we got no din er; but happening in the neighborho ,d th* same day, wo were relating the circumstance very modestly to an extensive dealer in crook ery, whose store was in the vicinity, when our friend suddenly wa* taken with a fit . f mu :ng, and then again with a fit of laughing ' "Come here paid he, "do you eee that cr.<te on the sidewalk '" We acknowledged to the fact of viewing * nig, square basket-built thing, nearly half filled with dilapidated articles of dell and queen s ware And if sh? aint there now, X m a dinner" was next exclaimed by ourcrockery friend We gaied and received instruction The thing was played out! That sam* ?? little unfortunate ' of our morning's walk w?? very cleverly selecting out all the cracked pitcher, in the crate, (they were given away of o ,urse.? and depositing the same in her capaciou apron '? She gets about a dozen a day V said our friend. 14 And breaks them all ?1" we queried, thick ing of the shilling ? Always before benevolenMouking old fo gies like yourself!" 44 But the bleeding toe ?" " A red wafer! We were wiser by a yard and a half but shall always remember the rn<UR iisnLi DODQE. A Winter LawDacars iji Russia ?Noth ing interesting presenting itaelf, we travelel onwards, through towns and villages, and over a dreary cuuntry, rendered u^uy timet more so . y the season. All around w+t a vast wintry flat, and frequently not a vestige of man or cultivation was seen, not even aaoluary tree, t) break the boundless expanse of snow Indeed, no idea can be formed of the imiucna* plains we traversed, unless you imagine your self at pea, far, far. from the sight of la:.d I he Arabian deserts cannot be more awtui to the eye than the appearance of this scene ?uch is the general aspect ,?f the country during the rigors of a winter, with now a* I then an exception of a large ferest ?kirtng the horison for a considerable length of war At intervals as you sh<??t aliug. you see oj.cn ings among its lofty tr<'es, from which ? inerg" ficture>4ue groups of natives and their or.* ono sledges, whereon are placed the difforent '.f *?'5'cs comuierce, going to various par's t theempire. They travel in vast numl?er- a- i from all quarters, seldom fewer than on* aundred and fifty in a string, having a driver to every seventh h -rse The effect of this c.i ralcade at a distance is very curiou4; an I n i morning, as they advance toward you the icene is as beautiful as striking f*hc -un hen rising, throws his rays aoross the ?q<ih ransforming it to the sight into a surface ?,f liamonds. Jb'rom the cold of the nigbtevvy uan an?i horse is encrusted with these lr >>ty ^articles ; and the beams falling on them, to , 'eciu to cover their rude facer and rugged labits with a tissue of the most iazxlin/ irilliants The manei of the horses, and tho ong beards of the men, from the quantity of songealed breath, have a particularly glittcr ng effect. Thk Qcalitv or AMERirat Wool ?Tho tatementhas been promulgated far and wide hat American wool u unfit to give that beau iful finish required for broad cloth <4 the be-t quality. It has been stated that our w Is were longer in the staple than tho foreign kinds, and were excellent for making strong warps, but did not possess the necessary felt ng property requisite for fine cloth, and f r his reason a little foreign wool was rece. ?ary. 11 C. Merriam, in the last number of he Country Gentleman, scatters all such a ertions to the winds, and proves conclusively hat American surpasses all foreign wool for ltd el ting properties, and for making bcautilu! >road cloth, light or heavy, lie states that Imcrcan grown wool and fine wool from vax ony lave been tei-t^d. and the palm awar led t < th? oric#*. The finest Saxony wool obtained from iungarr contained only 2400 serrati-n? to he inch, while wool obtained from sample ?f American flocks contained 265J serrsti n< o the inch. Fibst Use or Oas ?In the year 17v2. Mr. durdoch made use of gas in lighting hi? housa md ( flice of Redruth, in Cornwall, England, where he then resided The minea at which le worked being distant some miles from hi* louse he was in the constant practice of fili ng a bladder with ooal gas, in the neck of which he fixed a metallic tube, with a small irifice. through which the gas issued ; this be ng ignited, served as a lantern to light hi* ray for the considerable distance he had lightly to travel. This mode of illumination >eing generally unknown, it was thought by he common people that magical air alone sould produce auch an effect, and the diacovertr ictually run some risk of personal inconvem ;nce from the prejudice of his narrow minded leighbors. How to do vr Seiut Bosoua ?We have of en been requested by lady correspondents to state by what process the gloss on new linens, ihirt bosoms, etc., is produced, and in order to gratify them we subjoia the following recipe - Take two ounces of fine white gum arable K>wder?put it in a pitcher, ard pour on a >int or more of boiling water, according to the legree of strength you desire?and then hav ng covered it, let it stand all night?in the uorning, pour it carefully from the dt?g* into l clean bottle, cork it ana keep it for u-^e A ablespoonful of gum water stirred in a pint of taroh, made in the usual manner, will g.ra o lawn, either white or printed, a look of new less, when nothing else can rectare them after hey hare been washed ''