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THE EVENING STAR,
PUBLISHED EVERY ArT?HMIIUI?,
(EXCEPT SUNDAY,)
41 i4? Sft ?uil1i*f, rfrntT of F
Mum and jilittntk itrtti,
By W. D. WALLACH,
Will be nerved to subscribers by carriers at SI X
AND A qb'ARTKK CENTS, payable weekly
to the Amenta; papers served In packages atj?){
?rats per month. To mall subscribers the sub
acrtptton price Is THREE DOLLARS AND FIF
TY CENTS a year ta advamcs, TWO DOLLARS
for six months, and ONE DOLLAR for three
(?oaths; fcy leas than three months at the rate of
K)l cents a week.
ICT SINGLE COPIES ONE CENT. '
I
VOL. VII.
WASHINGTON, D. C.. WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 13, 1856.
NO. 910.
CHAUNCEY WARRL1ER,
WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER.
AND DEALER IN FINE WATCHES JBW.
ELRV and SILVERWARE, would respect
fully solicit the attention of those who desire a
good article, to his choice variety of London, Ge
neva and Copenhagen WATCHES, selected with
the view of time-keepiog and durable qualities,
for whleh a suitable guarantee will be furnished
those who purchase
GOLD SEALS, FOB and VEST CHAINS,
FINE JEWELRY, SILVER SPOONS, GOB
LETS, CUPS, FORKS. Ac , for sale at N. York
prloes.
The Chronometer, Duplex, Lever. Cylinder
Repeating, Musical and other WATCHES re
paired
Also, JEWELRY. Ac.
No. 379 Pa. avenue, between fith and7th street*,
Brown'ssHotel Bnlldlng, sign of the
GOLDEN WATCH,
J*' Washington, D. C
GOOD INVESTMENT.
WE HAVE FOR SALE THE FOLLOW
Ing Bonds and other Securities, which will
yield the holder ten to twelve per cent, on the in
vestment, vl*:
Orange and Alexandria Rail Bonds
Virginia and Tennessee do
Illinois Internal luip't Bonds of 1817
The above securities are unquestlonahl y safe
SWEENY, RI TTENHOUSE, FANT A CO..
Janjll?lm Bankers, SfS Pd avenue
H. SKlflKE^i, Jeweler,
330 P?nn*i . be:**"* wr* and lltiA ftrmts.
HA* RECEIV ED AND OPEN ED TH18 DA Y
a ma^nlflr^nt assortment of tine and S*
ii*h Imported ltWKLtT,MA? Klor
entlne and Roman Mosaics, Italian Lavas
and Corals, Garnets, Cameos, and a varl-<
ety ef richly cha*ed Gold Jewelry or any descrip
Uon, the very latest styles Also, a new lot of
?ne London and Geneva WATCHES, warranted
timekeepers
FOR CHRISTMAS PRESENTS
A splendid assortment of line Silverware, Pitch
er*, Castors, Cream*. Goblets, Cups, Forks and
Spoons, (sterling.) Fish, Cake and Pie Knives,
Butter and Fml! Knives, Sourand Oyster Ladles,
Preserve. *ug*r and Cream Spoons, Salt Cellars!
Napkin Rings, etc .etc
SILVER PLATED WARE, ON ALBATA.
Castors, Baskets, Butterboats, Urne, Forks and
Spoons.
PANCY ARTICLES.
French Clocks, Dnsden China Ornaments, In
variety, Card Cases, Portmonnales, Cigar Ciues.
And also a large assortment of
SPECTACLES
in Gold, Silver and Steel Frames, to suit every
eve and age; Eye 6lassee, Congress Specs" a ^d
Opera Glasses
MZF We take pleasure in showing our j^oods to
all, whether purchasers or not
All our goods are warranted as represented, and
will be sold at the lowest possible price.
fl^ Jewelry end Silverware made to order:
Diamonds remounted; Gold Pens repolnted, and
Engraving on Stone executed at short notice
Chronometers and all kinds of flne Watches and
Musical Boxes put In perfect order at short notice
H. SEMKEN, Jeweler,
33? Pa avenue, between 9th and 10th its.
4?q 1 -If
A
MARRIAGE OH IDE.
DR YOUNG'S POCKET JESCULAPIU8;
Or, Every One his own Physician :
Being observations on marriage
Medically and Philosophically considered as
MANHOODS EARLY DECLINE, with dl
reetlons for Its perfect cure Being a Confidential
Silent Friend end Private Adviser; followed bv
Observations on the Treatment of Venereal Dis
eases. 6onnorrh<wi, Gleet, Strictures, Ac ; Illus
trated with Cases Plates, and Diagrams, from
Dr YOUNG'S PRIVATE PRACTlCE-lto be
oons -Ited without exposure, and with assured
oonfHenoe of success.
?For HP* by the A^nt- ALEX.
ADAMSON, on Seventh st , opposite Post OAce.
dec 24?3m*
CLOTHING MADE TO ORDEitT ~~
Members of congress, citizens
and strangers wishing to supply themselves
with superior garments, made to order. are invited
to examine our saperW assortment of Doeskins
Cloths. Cass!meres. Silk, Satin and Velvet Vest
togs, *11 ?f which has been selected with an espe
cial view to the wants of our customers, which
we will make to measure in a manner inferior to
none, at much cheaper rates than the usual city
prices WALL A STEPHENS,
1M Pa. avenue, between 9th and 10th streets
Also. 39-1 Pa. avenue, 3d door e^ist of the Nattonal
Hotel. Jan
P*TRA heavy plated
TEA SETS, CASTORS
_ , ? . CAkE BASKETS, Ac
we Invite attention to our assortment of the
above Goods, allofth* best quality and newest
icyiMt
ALBvrA F"KK* LA
The?e goods are all gotten no in so n<>se an Im
itation of silver, as to defy the 'strictest scrutiny
M W GALT A BRO ,
SM Pa avenue betw. ?th and loth sts.
Jan 24?
ALL THE JEW BOOKS PUBLISHED
received and for sale, at SHlLLINGTON'S
BOOKSTORE
Caspar, by the author of "Wide, Wide World "
The Mysterious Story Book, or the 'Good Step
Mother 1
Lances of Lynwood, a new Juvenile book, by the
author of the Heir of Redcliff*.
Travels, Voyages, and Adventures of Gilbert Go
ahead by Pe'er Parley
Mimic Life, by Mrs Ritchie,formerly Mrs. *Mo
wjtt
Widow Bedott Papers
The Hunter's Feast, or Conversation around the
Camp Fire by Capt Mayno Reld, author of
the Scalp Hunters
Ten Years among the Mail Bags
Fanny Grey, a hlMory of life in a series of sU
beautiful figures, t he neatest and most delight
ful gift for children that we have seen
Blank Books and Stationer/ of every deacrip
tlon, at the lowest prices, for sale at
SHlLLINGTON'S
Stationery and Book Establishment, Odeon
Building cor Pa av and 1 ^ st dec 31? tf
COLONS, COLO*, tiOAKSEKKSS, Ac.
PERSONS prcdl*{K>sed to Pulmonary Alfec
Uon* llnd inls thv most trying season, owlop
t? the sudden change* In temperature; yet by a
little care, adopting wnrm clothing and supply
ing themselves with a sood prescription or ceugh
remedy they runy easily ward off what may efse
Cove a dangerous winter companion TV
ER S COMPOUND GUM ARABIC SVRUP
has been so Ion* known and highly appreciated
as oae of onr most innocent, yet ettcaefous, plea
sant, and (since tfa- red ?ction in price.) economi
cal remedies, that It may be recommended and
used with the utmost confldcnce. It is sold at 26
cuts, or three bottles In one. 30 cents. \V to'( sale
by PATTERSON A NAIRN and STOTT A
CO ; and retail by most Druggists, in Aleian
* STliVKNB; Georgetown by
?i vl?nr#Ll<. <V(^
ttlKT HOOkSTOKK!
Agener al selection of standard
Gift and Miscellaneous BOOKS _'_i
AND STATIONERV for sale at /jti
HILBUS'S MUSIC DEPOT.cor
net of Pa avenue and llth street *
(i RE AT I tiD CC EM E\T
EVERY PURCHASER RECEIVES A GIFT.
Each article is sold at the usual retail price, and
for every dollar's purchase a sealed envelope i*
drawn by the buyer, containing tne name of some
Cin, wt:-h is printed on the spot Among the
Ifts are Gold Wat<h?>8, Jewelry, Music, fancy
and Toilet Articles, Ac
HILBt'S MUSIC DEPOT,
11 Corner Pa av. and llth st.
Madame devos
ASD HE* YORK
rlsli ?>EVOS MILLINERY HAS All
fivea, and is now opened for Inspection at
.the lakes,
tflwv,,h rtnmifirania avenut,
Jn ? h* attention of the of Washing
Jm ?T-t? ' ls w*P?ct*uUy lnvUiKf. V
WARNER'S POCKET KfcVoi vvh? ~
Small, sure, and eVctlvf afll
de- 31- * Fii^CI\
? *?> Seventh st.
< HEAP KUITlO^li '
THIRD AND FOURTH VOl.UMEOF ma
caulay's History of Ea^land honn^ i
mUSi1"' A^h* edltlLna*S
Tiie American Almanac tor 18M.
AtltheNew Books, as Issued from the prwir
?er- ed a?d for sale by P'vaa,
GRAY A BALLANTYNE,
^ 14 ** ?th street.
EPERGNES AND PLATEAU.
Large Plated Waiters,
OYSTER TUREENS,
Dishes,
Cake Baskets,
Bowls,
Superior Cutlery,
Silver Tea Sets,
Pitchers,
Waiters,
MANUFACTURED AND FOR SALE BY
SAMUEL KIRK & SON,
GOLD & SILVERSMITHS,
172 BALTIMORE STREET,
BALTIMORE, MD.
Jan 31?lm __
(H TTA I'ERCHA TEETH.
The undersigned have been in
the habit of sending our 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.
Ho'dnitn. M. O B. W. Tnwl?*, M I).
* V P?yu?. M l?, DPS John r. Miller, M. I>.
Jimiim ltry.ii]t, M D ? K. Cli^iutxrlln, M. n.. DU3.
C. H H?rrl?, M. D. Ktmn.l P. Brown, M. 1?.
ffjlti.Tlmlfj, M. n B. M. Krmclikd, M. P.
OAc? ever Kord A Bro's, No 990, corner of
11th street and Pa avenue. nov'i"?6m*
ei'TTA rEKCHA TEETH.
DR O MUNSON, AT 310 PA AVENUE,
Is mounting Teeth on a Gutta j
Percha Base Also, with Allen's pat-^
ent contlnuous.Gum, combining beau
ty, strength and cleanliness.
Dr. M Is determined to keep pnee with rvry
Improvement In Dentistry. and will strive to please
una profit his patrons.
RBViimni:
Rev Di Gtirley, Hon R H Glllet,
Dr Blnney, Hon S A Douglas,
Hon. C Mason. Dr R P Patterson,
Hon A O P Nicholeon. Dr R Coolldge,
And the Medical Faculty of Georgetown Col
lege. nov 25?1 f
TOPHAM fc NORl LET'S
NEW AND CHEAP
SADDLE, HARNESS AND TRUNK STORE,
499 Seventh st , opposite Odd Fellows' Hall.
/*^-A MESSRS TOPHAM.
kSaacm.' ;ite of Philadelphia, ana
IHH^N OR F LET of this ciiy,(
? respectfully announce to
their friends and the nubile, that they have com
menced the Saddling Business at the above stand,
where they will make and keep constantly on
hand a large and superior assortment of?Mens',
Ladies', and Boys' SADDLES, BR1DLKS.
MARTINGALES, and WHIPS HARNESS of
every description, both for city and country use
All kinds of TRUNKS, VALISES, and CAR
PET BAGS Ladles'SATCHELS, TR/ VEL
IN(i BASKETS.and FANCY WORK Bt>\KS
HORSE BLANKETS, COVERS, COLLARS,
and HAMES. Horse,Stroke, and Dust BRUSH
ES. CARDS, CURRY-COMBS, SPONGES,
Ac .Ac.
All material u<?od will be the best that can be
obtained; and both of us having been practical
workmen for several years, we feel confident that
ojir work cannot be surpassed, either for style or
durability. By unremitting efforts to give satis
faction we hope to merit, and respectfully pollclt,
a share of public patronaige.
Particular attention paid to covering Trunks
and repairing all kinds of work
Saddlers'tools constantly on hand. noT 7?tf
REMOVAL.
'HE SUBSCRIBER WOULD MOSW RE
spectfully Inform hiscustomersandthe^Af
Subllc generally, that he has removed hls^BB
tore from the south to the north side of Pa.
avenue, between Eleventh and Twelfth .JUL
street*. where he will keep a full and well-selected
assortment of the best and latest stvle of FRENCH
CLOTHS. CASSIMERE8, VESTINGS, AND
GENTLEMEN'S FURNISHING GOODk. As
the excellent business stand will enable him to
do a much larger business, he feels assured that
he can furn'su Gentlemen's Garments on more
moderate terms than heretofore Having practised
for a number of years in Germany, England and
France, he Is confident that he can please all those
who may favor him with a call. Feeling grate
ful for past favors he solicits a continuance of the
same. G. F. SCHAFER,
nov Li Merchant Tailor.
MORE NEW OOOUS
JOHN 11 SMOOT, NO 119 SOUTH SIDE
Bridge street, near High, Georgetown, D. C .
has received an additional supply of 1-all and
W Inter GOODS, making brts assortment very
complete
In his stock will be found a first rate assort
ment of?
Ladles' Dress Goods
Black Moire Antique Silks
Moire Antlaue Cloak and Dress Trimmings
Rich striped and Moire Antique Sash and Bonnet
Ribbons
Swiss and Cambric Rands, Collars and Sleeves
Black and ccl'd Cloth*, for Cloaks
Stella. Brocha and Bay State Shawls
Wltn a sood assortment of the best makes Flan
nels. Blankets, and Dry Goods generally
My stock being di?irable and cheap purchasers
will find It to their advantage to call before getting
fully supplied. J. H. SMOOT.
nov 13-tf
COfPlN WAKEH.OOM, He.
J WILLIAM PLANT to CO., BNDKftTA
? KERS?resldonce418 Seventh
ftreet, between G and H stTeeta. Ti ~~n
Interments procured In any ground
?r cemetery CoMLis Caps, Shrouds, Carriages,
Heame, and ever, article for Interments of
the best q lallty furnished M short notloe, on the
most reasonable terms, and at all hours of the
alght. Having the exclusive right of Crump's
Pat?nt Corpse Preserver, we guarantee to keep ths
4ead for any length of time. Jy li?ly
OAOIKRRKOTYPINO BY A LAUV.
Mrs a. r. redmond having added
to her new rooms a beautiful Skvli^ht, and
enured an Assistant Oiierator, ioi:e of the best In
the District,) she intends not to have her Picture*
excelled, if equalled, in the United States. PIC
TURES pu up In Embossed Cases for Fifty
I'lHts, such as are usually sold elsewhere for one
dollar <
Particular attention paid to Copying Deguerre
otynes, Oil Paintings, Ac., Ac
Mrs R. solicits the patronage of the ladles par
ticularly.
Rooms -1?1 Seventh ntreet, west side, be
tween H and I. Jnn 21-tf
JONAS P. LEV IT,
mrOBTIE AND DliLIR IN
WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS, AND FINE
GROCERIES,
GeneralComn;ui?ion & Forwarding Merchant
JNSVRA NC E AND BILL B KOKKR,
No. 474 Pa. av , two doors below U.S. Hotel,
WAsumeroN Citt, D. C.
N. B.?Country Merchants are requested to give
me a call before purchasing elsewhere.
oc'i-ly
AN EUELI.KNT SHAVK."3rhl7re
mark was made by Mr. Jones after trying
one of my American Ramapo Razors. Others
have said ibe same after using my Tally-ho. or a
Double Carbonized I XL. There are no tears shed
while using one of thete Razors.
. ,, G. FRANCIS.
? 49o Seventn st.
T'
W
BOYS' WINTER CLOTHING
E HAVE THIS DAY RECEIVED A
large addition to our usually extensive
assortment of first quality Boys' and Chlldrens'
CLOTHING, which we will offer to our custom
ers and the public at unusually low prices.
Our stock consists in part of?
OVER COATS and TALMAS
Fine cloth ROUNDABOUTS and JACKETS
Fine and common PANTALOONS
Silk, Satin, and Merino VESTS
White and colored SHIRTS4
UNDERSHIRTS and DRAWERS
CAPS, SUSPENDERS HOSIERY, Ac Ac.
Making our stock of Boys' and Children's
Clothing very large and complete.
WALL A STEPHENS,
3*22 Pa avenue, bet. 9th and 10th street,
Jan 18 next to Iron Ball.
STUART'S CANDIES.
JUST RECEIVED, PER EXPRESS, ONE
esse of Stuart s celebrated STEAM CANDY,
consisting of Sugar Plums, Vanilla Cream, and
other kinds. For sale at
Z. M P. KING'S.
*6 Vermont avenue, corner 15th and I sts.
tov?4
orriciAL.
Trbabttrt Okpartmj?!*t, Deo. 1, !S55.
Notice 1? hereby given to holders of stocks of
the United States that this Department will pur
chase to the amount of 91.500 000 of said stocks
at any time when the same inav be offered prior to
the 1st day of June next, and will pay therefor the
following prices, to wit:
For stock of the loan of 1842, a premium of ten
per cent.; for stock of the loans of 1847 and 1849,
a premium of sixteen per ccnt.; for stock Issued
under the act of 1850, commonly called Texas-In
demnity stock, a premium of six per cent.; and
for stock of the loan of 1846, redeemable on the
I'4th November, 1846, If received at the Treasury
prior to the 1st day of January next, a premium
of 2# percent.; If received between the 1st Jan
uary and the 31st of March next, a premium of
2 per cent ; and If received after the 3lst of March
and prior to said 1st of June next, a premium of
1# percent.
1 n'erest will also be allowed on sr.ld 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 addlt'on 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
(he United States (with the current half year's In
terest if sent prior to the 1st of January next) by
the party entitled to receive the purchase money.
Pay merit for tfctse stocks will be mad? by drafts
upon theaasistani treasurers at Boston, New York,
or i'hlladelphia, as the parties entitled to receive
the money may direct.
JAMES GUTHRIE,
dec 3?dtJunel Secretary of the'Treasury.
IN ORDER TO REDUCE OUR STOCK
PREVIOUS TO RECEIVING OTTR Ex
tensive Spricg supplies, we shall commence
to-dav and continue unttl the 15th Instant to sfll
off at cosr.forcish only, the following articles:
All fancy plaid, bro< ade, and stripe Dress Silks
Rich printed all-wool French Mousseline Delaines
Handsome plain anl plain Merinos and Cohere
Cloths
A large stork Cloak and Dre?s Trimmings and
Ribands
A good assortment long and square Brocha, Stella,
a'.d plaid Cloth Shawls
25 ladies rich Velvet, .Moire Antique, Silk, ard
Cloth Cloaks, all of the newest styles, and
must be sold t* close a consignment.
1FV; h are aho ju*t opened:
A general assortment of tine and medium quality
Shirting Cottons, all of the best cla>-s
Richadrson and Barklie's Shirting Linens, war
janted pure flax, ranging from 37# cts., to ?1
per ya rd
100 pieces small figured light colors English Cal
icoes, at 12# cents
100 piece> assorted plaid Cambrics and Muslin*,
very cheap
15 dozen fine stitched Linen Shirt Bosoms
1U pieces more of those rich lustre plain black
Silks
Fine B;>mbaslns, Alpacas, and English Crapes
25dozen ladles' best Kid Gloves
Silks and Cotton Hosiery
All will be sold at fair low price?, and all goods
warranted as represented
Purchasers are particularly Invited to call and
examine for themselves before making their pur
chases esewhe e. COLLEY & SEARS,
No. 523 7th st , adjoining Dexter'* Hotel,
feb 1?eo2w
ALL'NAT It.?TRUEMAN DE MOTT, A
Lunatic, with sandy halrand florid complex
ion, escaped from his home and friends in the
of Ellery, NY, some time since, and. it is
town J y i ? ? a j rVUSV ktU1V. (31 m v 1 OUU< IV kO
thought, will endeavor to make his way to Wash
ington His relatives are most anxious to ootaln
Information wh^re he is, and any one who may
hear of hlrn will b? suitably rewarded for drop
ping aline to the editor of the Star.
an 2:1?tf
rpilfc NEW HLl'E HOOK, or Government
A Register 1;51, just Issued, giving the names,
salaries, locations, Ac., of all postmasters and oth
er public officers and agents, civil. military, and
naval, in the service of the United States; with
the names, forces, and condition of all ships and
vessels belonging to the United States, ana when
and where built; and the names and compensa
tion of all printers in any way employed by Con
gress, or any department or officer of the Govern
ment I octavo volume, price S3 50.
Can be sent by mail to any part of the'United
Slates
For sale In Washington by
TAYLOR ft MAURY,
feb fi Booksellers, near 0th ?t.
S. P. HOOVER,
Iron lli? 11 Boat. Shoe ond Trunk Establish
ment,
(HAVE THIS DAY RECEIVED FOR LA
dles', Gents', Misses', and Children's?
SNOW OVER SHOES, Gum Boots,???
Gosslmer and Sandals. Also, Bucksklnf ?LJ
1 ? _ ? A* ? % ? ?
lined Shoes, double sole and water-proof
Boots, all of which 1 will eell low for cash.
All in want please call and examine for your
selves S P HOOVER,
Iron Hall, bet. 0th and 10th sts., Pa. av.
Jan 10
XI. HOFFA ?r CO.,
BEG LEAVE TO NOTIFY THEIR friends
and the public that they will re open their
Watc.h Repairing and Jewelry Store In the Star
Bnlldlngs, as soon as the slight damages done to
the store by the recent fire, can be repaired; the
_a_ a - - m ? ? *
state of the weather up to this time Living'ren
dered It Impossible for carpeuters to work there.
Jan 12?tf
riMIE CONTRACTOR'S BOOK ? One large
I folio volume, containing large colored work
ing drawings of tools and machines, with bills of
timber andIron ; also tables and data for cost of
earth and other works, by Georg? Cole, Civil En
gine Price#5. Just published
feb2 FRANCE TAYLOR.
NEW JEWELRY STORE.
Daniel hirsch, late of par is, has
opened a new store of
French FANCY GOODS and
JEWELRY, on Louisiana
avenue, opposite Centre Mar- (Pi
ket, (the store formerly occupied by Mr. Willian,)
to which the attention of the citizens is called.
He keeps on hand BREASTPINS, EARRINGS,
WATCHES. BRACELETS, RINGS CHAINS,
and a general a*>*ortment of JEWELRY.
Jan 5?tf
CHRISTMAS UIFT I
OBERT SCHWARZE HAS THE PLEA
- sure of Informing the public that he is well
prepared for accommodating the public In general
with FRESH OYSTERS, put up air-tight, for
sending thf m to their distant friends in the coun
try. He also keeps constantly on hand a flue sup
ply of PICKLED and PR ESER V ED OYSTERS
Please call ou R SCHWARZE, comer of 11th
and E itreets, or leave orders at his establishment
corner of 10th street and Potomac river.
dec*2-tf
R
?
HATS! ?HATS !
NEW YORK WINTER STYLES OF
Becbe, Learv, Genln, with other fash
ionable Gentlemen's Dress HATS, a full
and complete assortment at
LANE'S llat, Cap
And Sent'# I arn. Store, ttt Pa. uveaue.
dnc 3?tf
JOHNSON'S SALOON,
N?. 311 G street, near Thirteenth.
HAVING HAD FIVE OR SIX YEARS Ex
perience as chief cook for the
Messrs. Willard, the proprietor of
this establishment Is uow prepared to
furnish DINNER psPTf*.->i ?iip
PERS. BALLS, and all othtrs who may favor
him with their patronage. He will also furnish
gentlemen and private families with Meals, and
gentlemen with Day Board
AH kinds of 6ame of the season constantly on
handi and Soup served daily
Several furnished Rooms to let; apply as above.
Jan 26?lm 1
Clocks, watches and jewelry*
GOLD WATCHES from *23 to *150
SILVER WATCHES from 88 to ?35
CLOCKS from tl 26 to SL*
Watches and Jewelry at wholesale and retail,
at J. ROBINSON'S,
349 Pa. avenue, opposite Browns' Hotel.
N, B ?Cash advances on Watches to be sold at
Auction. Jan St?lm
ORANGE & ALEXANDRIA RAILROAD.
Great Southern Mail Line!
?-t\tick daily -*?
(SUNDAY NIGHTS EXCEPTED)
Between Washington City and the Sooth!
VIA: ALEXANDRIA,
GORDONSV1LLE, AND RICHMOND.
LeaT?Waihln|ton at 0 a. m. aud 7 p m
Fare from Washington to Richmond S5 50
OMNIBUSES and BAGGAGE WAGONS
will be at the Washington Railroad Perot to con
rev PASSENGERS and BAGGAGE, Fre$ of
Charge, to STEAMER GEORGE _ -err""*,
PAGE,for ALEXANDRIA,a dls-SMSaBk
tance of six miles, allowing ample time for Meals.
Tickets procured on the Doat.
Expedition and Comfort are soured by this
Route,as It IsacoNTiNrotrs mneoftirst cla?s
kaii.roat) FROM ALEXANDRIA TO RICH
MOND.
THROUGH PASSENGERS and BAGGAGE
carried without cost to the Depot of the Petersburg
Railroad.
Information cf Route and I<oet Baggage ob
tained of JAMES A. EVANS,
* Agent, Alexandria, Va.
NATIONAL MUSICAL CONVENTION.
riMIE NKXT SESSION OF THE MUSICAL
A Convention, under the direction of Prof. I. B
Wood Miry, will be held at the Smithsonian In
stitute on MONDAY, the ifith day of February,
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Jin 80
EVENING STAR.
OUT OF WOKI.
'It's no use, Maria, I've tried everywhere "
44 But you are not going to give it up, Pe
ter?"
44 (Jive up ? liow can I help it ' \V ithin
four days I havo been to every book bindery
in the oity, and not a bit of work can 1 g*t.
44 Hut have you tried anything else '
44 What else can I try V
44 Why, anything that you can do."
41 Yes, I've tried othor things I have been
to m< re than a doien of my friends, and offered
to help them if they would hire me.-'
44 And what do you mean to do for them 1
441 < ffored cither to post their accounts,
make out bills, or attend to the counter "
Mrs. Sherwood smiled ai her husband thus
spoke.
44 What make? you smile ?" he asked.
14 To think you should have imagined that
you wouid find work in such a place. But
how is Maik Leeds ?*'
44 lio is worse off than I am "
44 How so ?"
44 He has nothing in his how* t>> eefc."
A thudder crept over his wife's framo now.
44 Why u?> you tremble, wife ?"
44 Bee a u so when wo shall have eaten ? uf
breakta*. to-morrow morning, we shall have
nothing "
4' What!" cried Pot*r Stauwood, half start
ing from his chair. " 1> > you ui':.in that ?"
"I do."
41 But our flour
44 All gone. I baked the last this sfter
no n."
44 But wo have pork ?"
4* You are the last this noon."
44 Then we must Ftarve ! groaned the str ck
en man, starting across the room
Peter Stan wood wa3 a book-binler by trade,
and had now been out of employment about a
mouth lie was one of those wbo g< neral'y
calculate to keep about square with the world,
ar.d who consider themselves particularly for
tunate if they keep out of debt. He was now
thirty years of age. and had three children
to provide for, besides himself and wife, and
this, together with hoiuc rent, wa* a heavy
draught upon his purse, even when work was
plenty; but now?there was nothing
41 Maria," said he, stopping and gaiing hia
wife in the face. 4' we mu.>t starve I have
not a single penny in the world."
44 But do not despair. Peter. Try again
to-morrow for work. You may find some
thing to do. Anything that is honest is hon
orable. Should you make but a shilling a
day, w? should not starve "
?? But our h*use rent ?"
4 Tru.it to inc for that. The landlord shall
not turn us out. If you will engage t> find
Something to do. I will see that we Lave house
room. '
4- I'll make one more trial, ' uttered Peter,
despairingly "
4' But you must go prepare! to do any
thing "
44 Anything reasonable. Maria "'
41 W hat do yoa call reasonable. '
44 Why?anything decent "
The wife felt inclined to smile, but the mat
ter was too 6eriousfor that, and a cloud passed
over her face. She knew her husband's dis
position, and she felt sure he would hud no
work. She knew that he would look for some
kind of work which would not lower him in
the social scale, as he had once or twice ex
pressed it However, she knew it would be
of no use to say any thing to him new, and
and she let the matter pass
On the following morning, the last bit of
iocd in the house was put upon the table.
Stanwood could hardly realite that he was
Eennylcss and without food For yeari he
ad been gay, thoughtless, and fortunate,
making the most of the present, forgetting the
past, and leaving the future to tako care of
itself. Yet the truth was naked and clear;
and when he left the house, he said 44 some
thing must be done."
No sooner had the husband gne. than Mrs.
Stanwood put on her bonnet and shawl. Her
eldest child was a girl seven years old. and
her youngest four, she asked her next door
neighbor if she would take care of her chil
dren until noon. Th??o children wore known
to bo good and quiet, and they were taken
cheerfully. Then Mrs. Stauweod locked up
her house and wont away. She returned at
noon, bringing somo dinner for her children,
and then she went away again She came
home iu the evening before her husband, car
rying a heavy basket upon her arm.
41 Well, Poter,'" she asked, after her hus
band had entered and sat down, ,4what luck"'
44 Nothing! nothing!" he groaned. 441
made out to get a dinner from an old chum,
but I could not find work."
44And where have you looked to-day ?"
? O?everywhere I've been to a hundred
Ilaces, but it's the same story in every jilaee.
t's nothing but one eternal no?no?no . I m
?ick and tired of it."
44 What have I offered to do?"
44 W hy, I even wont so far as to offer to tend
a liquor store down town."
Ttae wife smiled.
44Now, what shall we do'" uttered Peter,
spasmodically.
4'Why, we"will cat supper first, and talk
the matter over."
44 Supper! Have you any 1
44 Yes?plenty of it."
'? Hut you told me you had none."
4> Neither had we this morning, but I ve
been after work to-day, and found some.''
44 You? You been after work?" uttered
the husband in surprise.
44 Yes."
4> But how?where?what ?"
44 Wbv. first I went to Mrs. Snow's. I knew
her girl" was sick, and I hoped she might have
work to be done. I went to her and told her
my story, and the set iue at work at once do
ing her washing She gave me food to bring
home to my children, and paid me three shil
lings when I got through.'
4- What?you have been out washing for our
butcher's wife?" -said Peter, looking very
much surprised.
'4 Of course I have, and have thereby earned
enough to keep us in food through to-morrow,
at any rate ; bo to-morrow you may come home
to dinner."
44 But how about the rent?"
44 0, I have seen Mr. Simitson. told him just
how we were situated, and oliered him my
watch as a pledge for the payment of our rent
within two months, with the interest on ar
rearages up to that date. I told him the busi
i e^s because you were away hunting up
work."
44 So he's got your gold watch ?
" No?he wouldn't take it. He said if I
would bccome responsible lor the rent, he
would let it rest.''
44 Then we ve got a roof to cover us, and food
for to-morrow. But what next ? AN hat a
curse these hard time* are ?"
44 Don't despair, Peter, for we shall not
starve. I've got work enough engaged to keep
us alive.'* ?
4* Ah?what is that?"
44 Why, Mr. Snow has engaged me to carry
small packages, baskets, bundles, and so forth,
to his rich customers. He has had to give up
one of his horses."
44 What do you mean, Maria ?"
41 Just what I say. When Mr. Snow came
home to dinner, I was there, and asked him if
he ever had light articles which he wished to
fend around to hiscustomers. Never mind all
that was said He did happen to want just
euch work done, though he nad meant to call
upon the idlers that lounge about the market
lie promised to give me all the work he could,
and I'm to be there in good season m the
m<? Weft, this Is a pretty go My wife turned
butcher's boy! You will not do any such
thing."
THE WEEKLY 8TAJL
Fualir u4 Nnnjowm rmr.
*laln< a kimui T*rt?v of tniereant* readlnc than
?aa be ftmn4 m uy oUee fcs pobMM oa Hefm
dayaaorala?.
Plveeeples ft ?*
Tea S ?
Twenty ooptos w>
C7" Ciii, muiiAUT it iivun.
IZT~ HI ogle ooplea (In wrappers) eaa b?pmeu ed
il the oountcj. : mmMlatei v after the 1mm of th
paper. Price?Tbiii Cinti.
PofTMASTiti who net an agenla will he allow*
a commission of twwuty per oent.
" And why aot
44 Because?because? "
44 Say because it will lower m? in the social
stale
"WeU.aoti will. '
"Then it is more honorable to lay still an t
starve. and one r children starve, too, than to
earn honest bread by honest work. I tall you.
eter, if you cannot find work, I must We
? loaid have been witbont bread to night, had
not I found w >rk to-day You know that all
kinds of light. agreeable business are eaited
upon by those who have particular friends,
and engaged in them At such a time aa this,
it if not for us to consider what kind of work
we will do so Ion* a* it is bene>t Oh. give
me the liberty of living upon my own dererta,
and the independence to be governed by mv
own convktiouj of right "
| 4* But, mv wife, only think?y ?u carrying
out butcher's .-tuff. Why. 1 would sooner go
and do it myself "
44 Tf you wlil go," said the wife with a ?mile
44 I will stay at home and take care ? f the
children."
It was hard for Peter Stanwood, but the
m<>re ho thought upon the mitter. the more he
"w the justice and rightof the path into which
his wife ha* thus led hi:n Before he wcut to
bed, ho premised that he would go to the
butcher * in the morning.
And Peter Stanwood went upon his new
business Mr Snow greoted him warmly,
praiaed his faithful wife, and then sent him off
with two basket*, one to a Mrs. Smith's, aud
other t?? a Jlr.i all's. And the new car'
riei worked all day, and when it cam* night
he had earned ninety seven cent* It had
ueen a day of trial.", but no one sneered at him
? nd al| his acquaintances whom he mat,
greeted him the same as usual. He ww far
liappier now than he wa* when he wenthoia'*
the night before, for now he was indepen
dent.
Ou the next day be earned over a dollar;
and thus he continued to work for a week, at
the end of \ hich be had fire dollars and sev
enty five cents in hi* pocket, besides having
f tid for all the food f >r hi* family, save *om<>
tew pieces of meat Snow had given them Sat
urday evening he met Mark I/eed?, another
binder, who had beeu discharged from work
with himself. Leeds looked care worm ani
rusty
?4 How goes it a*ked Peter.
"Don't ask me," groaned Mark. 'My
family are halt starved "
?4 But can't you find anything, to do?'*
44 Nothi ag."
44IItvt ycu trie**"'
'-Everywhere, but it's no use I have
panned all my clothee save those I have on.
I ve L-ecn to the bindery to-day, and what do
you fuppose he offered me7*'
4- Wuat was it>r'
"Why he ffered to let ma do his hand-cart
ing! He has just turned ofi his nigger for
diunkenne*s, and offered me the place. The
old curmudgeon I had a great mind to pilch
him into the hand-car*, and run him to the?
" Well," said Peter, ' If I bad been in your
place I should have taken up with the offer."
Mark mentioned the name of the same indi
vidual again.
44 Why,' resumed Peter, 4*I have been do
ing the work ofa butcher's boy for a whole
week "
Mark wa* increduleu*. but his companion
confirmed him, aud then they separated, onu
going home happv aod contented, and the
other going away from home to find some sort
I of excitement in which to drown his misery
Cue day Peter had a basket of provisions to
carry to Mr. W It was his former em
ployer He took the load upon his arm, and
started < ff. just as ho was entering the yard of
the customer, he met Mr. W coming out.
44 Ah. Stanwood, is this you T-' a?ked his old
employer kindly.
44 Yes. *ir."
" What are you up to now.
"I m a butcher's boy, sir."
44 A what ?"
44 You see I've brought provisions for y;>u,
- sir. I'm a regular butoner's boy "
44 And hew long have you been at w-?rk
thus ?"
44 This is the tenth day."
14 Nothing comes hard so long ss it is honest,
and will furnish my family with bread.1'
44 And how much cau you make a day at
| this ?"
44 Sometime* over a dollar, and sometimes
not over fifty cents "
44 Well, look here, Stanwood, there has been
no less than a dozen of my old hauds hanging
around my counting room for a fortnight,
whining for work They are stout, able men,
and yet they lie still because I have no work
for them Last Saturday I took pity on Leeds,
and effered him the job of doing my hand
carting I told him that I would give him a
d< liar and a quarter a day ; but he turned up
his nose, and asked me not to insult him'
And yet he owned that his family weie suffer
ing But do you come to my place to-morrow
morning, and you shall have something to do,
if ii is only to hold your bench I honor you
for y<<ur manly independence."
Peter graced the old man's hand with a
I j'<yous. grateiul grip, snd a blessed him fer
' vectlr.
44 That night he gave Mr Snow notice that
be must quit, and on the following morning he
wont to the bindery For two days he hai lit
tle to do, but on the third day a heavy job
camo in, and Peter Stanwood had steady work.
He was happy?more happy than ever, for he
had learned two things, first, what a noble
wife Le had : and second?how much resource
for good he held within his own energies.
' >ur simple picture has two points to its
mora!. One is?no man ean be lowered by
ar.y kind of honest labor. The second?while
you are enjoyiug the fruits of thepreaent, for
get not to proviJe for the future ; for no man
is so secure but that ihc day may come when
he will want the squauderiugs of the past
A Georgia Widow?The following aacc
dote of a Georgia widow is copied from
"Phn-nixiana," a work just issued from tbo
press. The anecdote is related by a certain
Squire, who proceeds thus :
'? Oh," says the Squire, T wish I was mar
ried and well over it. 1 dread it powerful.
I d like to marry a widow I alters liked
widow* since I know'd oce dowa in Georgia
that suited my idees ediackly."
41 Ab< ut a week after her husband died she
started down to the graveyard, whar they
planted of him. as she read the peracription
ou to his monument. When she got there she
stood a minute a looking at the stones which
wa* put at each end of the grave, with an
epithet on 'em that the minister had writ for
her. Then she burst out, 440h'. boo!" says
she, "Jones, he wa* the best of m*u I re
member how the last time he come home,
about a week ago, he brought down from town
some sugar and a little tea. and some store
goods for me, and lots of little necessaries, an 1
a little painted how for Jeems, which that
blessed little child got his mouth all yeller
with sucking of it; and then he kissed the
children all round, and took down that go?>d
old fiddle of hie n and played up that good old
tune
44 Kake her down, Sal. oh rang dang diddle
Oh' rang dang diddle,dang, dang, da!"
A Great Ma*'s Books.?A recent visitor
to the Library of Daniel Webster, which re
mains at bis old home in Marshfield, just as
be left it, after giving a full description of it,
says. 44 Not an infidel werk could be found
among all his books. He never read each
books. To the very oloee of his life, he rataiutd
that revcrence for the Bible and the religion
it inculcates, which his excellent parents
taught him in infancy. The mute counsellors
with whom he communed in retirement. Mill
show bow be thought, how he studied, and
what opinions be cherished^ A better selec
tion of books to make one wise and food oouid
scarcely be made.'

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