THE EVENING STAB,
rt'RLiSHKU RVBRT AFTEK^UUR,
41 tls M> * Buiidi.-.gt eormtr ?/
Mltlttl %*d AtlVIIIlt itrilt,
3 j W. D. WALLACE,
4iU ^ *cnre4 to subscriber* toy carrier* at SIX
AND A QUARTER CENTS, payable weekly
I * Ute Ageats; paper* nerved la packages at 37%
rn'j per mouth. To mall subscribers the sab
option price 1* THREE DOLLARS AND FIP
*Y CENTS 3yeart?e4???e?,TWU DOLLARS
(or alx months, and ONE DOLLAR for three
months; for lew thaa three months at the rate ef
cents a week.
1CT SINGLE COPIES ONE CBN*.
WASHINGTON, D. ?., TUESDAY, MAY 20, 1856.
THE WEEKLY STAR.
?u be found la any
Five espies 96 N
Tweaty copies. M
ICT Caei, iiuiuni m a.av*?ea.
CZT" Slnglecoplas (la wrappers) eaa feeproca ed
at the eoanter. lmmMately after the Issue of us
paper Price? Tbbbb Cants.
Postkastbbs who act asageaii wm ae
a commissioa of twenty per eeat.
WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER,
AMD ?SALSH in
Pine Watches, Jewelry, and Silver Ware.
(^ULU SEALS. FOB AND VEST CHAIN?,
* FINK JKWKI.R Y,9I1,.
VKR SPOONS. FORK*,
GOBLETS, Cl'PS. Ac., for
hale at New York prices I
H E HAl H1NU ? The Chronometer. Duplex,
l?ever. Cylinder, Repeating. Musloal. and other
\V \TCHES repaired Also, JEWELRY, 4a.
NO. TO l'K*SITL?A1IA AVKNC*. lrf"tW'nS1*tll
an(l Seventh streets. Browns' Hotel taii'ding, sign
of the GOLDEN WATCHES.
ap29 tf Washington.
kiw RDnnsa arrangemknts.
IN ADDITION TO OUR PREMIUM MIN
eral Waters, Mead, Ale, and Porter, we ?
have mads sneh arrangements as will enab'e
us to keep constantly on hand a large supply
of the following articles, most of which hare I
bean carsfully prepared by scientific man, as ton
ics for weak and delicate persons: Ginger Wine,
Native Port WVoa prepared from native fount,
Blackberry Brandy. Kaspoerry do., Cherry, Rose
Cordial Cinamna, Anise, Curacoa, Stomach Bit
ters, Wtae, sitoutons ; Raspberry, Blackberry,
Strawberry. Pine Apple, Vanilla, Lemon and oth
er Syrups; Extracts of Sarsaparilla for cleansing
the blood, and a host of other articles too nume
rous to mention.
All orders left at eur Depot, or with the drivers
of our Wagons promptly attended to.
m 1-tf ARNY A SHINN, Georgetown.
BAJOU'S KID AND OTHER GLOVES.
J NO H. SMOOT, No. 119 BRIDGE STREET,
Georgetown, has received, from Newn r?i
York, ladles Bajou'a KID GLOVES,(yf
white, black and colored; gents do do ;jM
la<lle<* and gents Jaff'ta Silk and Lisle 'X -
Thread Gloves. Also, a first rate assortment of
bleached and brown Cotton Hose, all qualities;
bleaehel. brown and fancy Half Hoee; mtseea
and boys' Hose and Half Hose.
Particular attention being paid to keeping a
good assortment of the very beat makes of the
above goods, purchaaers may depend upon get
ting a good article as cheap as the same quality
can be nought elsewhere,
m 1-tf JOHN H. SMOOT.
SHAD AND HERRING *' ALIVE."
Dealers and families desirous
of procuring the best SHAD
or HERRING for salting can
have them delivered at market prices, immedi
ately upon being caught, by leaving their orders
at the Union Land Office, 7th street above Odd
FeUows' Hall, or at the fishing shore adjoining
the Navy Yard bridge, Washington, where tley
can be obtained alive. ap 22-lm*
W. GALT A BKO. OFFERS CON
?L? stantlv a complete assortment of superior
Watches, l'hey call particular attention to those
T F Cooper. F B. Adams A Sons, David
Tavlor. Dixm, Oralg, and others. London
St. T. Tobias A Co , R A J. Beeslry. Joseph
Johnson, BlundeU A to , Liverpool.
Jules Jnrzenson, Copenhagen.
Also. Va^lieron A Constantlne's celebrated Ge
neva Watehes, which, from their sire and style,
are peculiarly suited fir ladies.
Tee above, with those by every other maker,
are offered at the lowest ra'es.
M W GALT A BRO , Jewelers,
ap 12-dtX 324 Pa av bet. 9th and Kith ate.
WOOD AND COAL.
THE SUBSCRIBERS HAVING NOW MADE
extensive arrangements, are prepared to sup
ply customers with the very best article of Lehigh
and Schuylkill White and Red Ash COAL, and
also Cumberland Coal, either by the cargo or
single ton; 2.440 lbs invariably given.
Also, the very beet qualities of Hickory, Oak,
and Pine WOOD, at wholesale or retail. We
will sell at a very small advance when taken Im
mediately from the vessel
Persons desiron* of laying in their wlntar sap
plies of Wood and Coal would do well to leave
their orders eariy. and thereby secure the ad
vantages of low prioee.
BOGUE A ONEILL.
Office No. 1U5 Water street, Georgetown,
m 2-1 m
(iiranl Pirc and Marine Insurance Co .
OF PHI LADELPHI A, INSURES AGAINST
Loss or Damage, by FIRE, Buildings. Mer
chandise, Furniture, Ac , In Washington city, or
the country. POLLARD \VEBB,
Agent, No 512 Seventh St., opp
ap *4-1 m National Intel Office.
WATCHES AND JEWELR* per ct.
cheaper than It can be
bought elsewhere in VV ashlng
apM-lm 349 Pa av opp. Brown's Hotel.
CHUICE fKlll TREES FOR SALE.
Ill fWWl AP1>LB TKKIW. OF EXTRA
1 v^lA/U growth and well atsorted. fl^A
5,(Ml PEACH TREES, forming a com-^JP
plete assortment and well grown.
A few very choice Dwarf PEAR TREES, of
The above comprising a very choice assortment
of Trees were raised by the late John H. King,
they will be guaranteed to be what they are rep
Apply to W. Albert King, No. 33 south High
street, "Georgetown, D. C . or at Valley View
Farm, one mile northwatt of Georgetown.
Catalogues furnished on application
E J KING.
Also, for sale, a few thousand very choice
ROSES. Apply as above. E. J K.
mar 11? tf
"THE MARRIAGE GUIDE."
\| ARR1 AGE GUIDE, OR NATURAL HIS
irl. tory of Generation, for the use of married
parson* and those about to marry, of both seies;
"THE MALE GENERATIVE ORGANS,"
In health and ulsease, from infancy to old a^e,
with the treatment of all their derangements; for
everv man's own private use, with colored plates;
'a POPULAR TREATISE ON VENEREA!,
Diseases; their cure and prevention; for private
use, with colored plates; price, SI.
THE MATRONS MANUAL OF M1D
w'fery and the Diseases of Pregnancy and Child
birth, for every female's own private use; price
THE DISEASES OF WOMEN?THEIR
Causes and Treatment.
Any of the Books can be had of the agent,
mari*-3m 7th street, opposite Poet Offioe.
BARGAINS FROM AUCTION.
OHN H SMOOT, No 119 BRIDGE ST.,
Georgetown, ha* recently received from the
Nww York Auctions: Pure Linen Damank Ta'de
Cloths, ti-4 and 10 4; pure linen Napkin* and
Doylle* ; pure Irish Linen and Birds eye Linen;
white Cambrics. Jaconets and Nainsook Muslin*,
checked and striped Muslins; plain, dotted and
figured Swiss Muslins; gents colored, bordered,
aud white Llaen Cambric Handkerchiefs; ladles
plain and hem-stitched Handkerchiefs: Laoe
and Muslin Curtains: worked Collars and Sets;
with other desirable gosds, which will be found
to be very cheap.
Persons In want of goods of the above descrip
tion, or any description of Dry Goods, ara In
vited to call and take a look.
m2 tr J. H. SMOOT
4 'LOCkS ! CLOCKS !1? JUST RECEIVED
" ' another lot of No. 1 Clocks some entirely n?w
patterns. They will be sold at astonishingly low
price* Remember, every Clock Is warranted
ap 12 G. FRANCIS, 49U Seventh street
riiHE RISING STAR GA>1*.?THIS IS A
a beautiful and Instructive Game for Children
It iaaras th?m to commit to memory all the Inci
dents and celebrated battles that were fought du
ring the American Revolution For sale by the
ageut, A LEX. ADAMSON,
utas ?2-4m 7th street, opposite Post Plat.
322 PENN. AVENUE.
OYS CLOTHING?WE HAVE THIS DAY
1 opened a large assortment of Youths. Hoys,
and Cklldrnas spring and Summer clothlqg to
which we W3uld invite the attention of purchasers
generally. WALL A STEPHENS.
m 'J- 8f2 Penn avenue, next to Iron Hail.
PARODY ON HIAWATHA: Pla-rl-bus
tah A Song that's by no author. "A Deed
without a name '? Perpetrated by J. K. Phi an
der Dowdlcks, P B., Ulustxatedwith an liuuiease
number of cattlnes in wood. Si. for sale at
TAYLOR A MAURY'S
m9 Bookstore, near 9th at.
(CORPORATION STOCK.?S*,000 Carpo
> ration of W ashingt<>n Stoc k for sale at
HARDWARE-CHEAP FOR CASH.
CUTLERY, HOUSE FURNISH GOODS,
Scales, Dnuhee, Shovels, Spades,
Hoes, Trace*, Plough Casting,
Hinges, Screws, Glne, Flies, As. Ac.
In fact everything to be found In a well regula
ted Hardware Store always to be found on Band
and cheep for cash at
HARVKY A ADAMS,
_ap28-eolm 385 Pa. av . near 7th st.
WILL BE OPENED TO MORROW, AT
the Lime Kilns of W. H. ttodey A Co.,
situated on Kock Creek, between the upper and
lower bridges, a kiln of very superior VV OOl)
BURNT LIME. The subscribers have also 011
hand a large supply of PLASTERERS' HAIH,
OEM EN T, CALCINED PLASTER, and every
description of the very best quality of lime, which
will be disposed of on the most reasonable terms,
ap 14?eotf W. H. GODEY A CO.
New spring hoods, embracing a
general variety of the newest and prettiest
styles and fashions. Orders promptly filled.
Constantly on hand a good supply of Garments,
ready made, of superior quality.
Also. Ane Dress Shirts, with Gauze, Silk, and
Cotton underdress, Furnishing and Toilet Goods
In variety. A. H. YOUNG,
Merchant Tailor and Clothier, Brawns' Hotel,
mar 26?wtf Pa avenue.
[No. 560 1
1YT?TICE OF THE DISCONTINUANCE OF
1" THE LAND OFFICE AT DANVILLE,
IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS.
Notice is hereby given that in pursuance of
law, and In view of the fact that the unsold land
in tne Danville district is reduced below one
hundred thousand acres, the Secretary of the Inte
rlor has directed the discontinuance of said dis
trict, and that the unsold lands therein be made
subject to sale and entry at Springfield, In said
Lands remaining unsold and unappropriated
by law, and subject to entry at thlsoffioe, now dis
continued, will oe-?se to be subject to entry as here
tofore from the date of the receipt of notice to
that effect by the proper officers thereat: and the
land officers at Springfield will give public notice
of the day on which they will oe prepared to re
ceive applications for entiiea of any such lands at
Given under mv hand at the city of Washing
ton this 5th day of May, A. D. 1S55.
THOS A. HENDRIOKS,
Commissioner of the General Land Office,
PERSONS IN WANT OF BUILDING
HARDWARE, such as Mortice, Rim,
Dead ami Closet Locks, Porcelain and .VIln
fnl Door Knobs; Shutter Knobs; Parliament!
Blind Hlaves; Loose and Fast Joint Door!
Hinges, all sizes; Ulrnbl-t Screws; Round,
Square. Shutter and Flush Bolts; Sash and Shut
ter Faitenlngs; Nails; Sash Weights and Cord1;
Brads; Ac , would do well to give us a call as we
f*el confident we can, from our great variety, suit
them Having bought our goods for cash we are
enabled to sell them as cheap as c*n l>e had this
side of manufactories, for the ready money.
HARVEY A ADAMS,
ViS Pa avenue, south side, four doors
ap "Jd?eoliu from corner 7th st.
PROPOSALS FOR FUEL.
(^uartsrmastkr's Office Mar ink Co bps. )
Washington, May 12 1656 $
SEPARATE SEALED PROPOSALS WILL
be received at this office until Thursday, the
12th June, ldSfl, at 10 o'clock a m , for supplying
such quantities of Wood and Coal as mayW re
quired from 1st July, 16?6, to the 30th June, 1857,
tor the Marines stationed at Washington city,
The Wood to be the best oak upling, and the
Coal best anthracite and bituminous, atihe option
of the commanding offlcrr, and to 1m supplied In
such quantities as may be required by him; to be
delivered, piled and measured at such points as
may be directed by said commanding officer, free
of expense to the United States
tt F LINDSAY,
m 13-lawtJeia Major and Quartermaster.
This is to give notice, That the
subscriber hath obtained from the Orphan's
Court of Washington county, la the District of
Columbia, letters of administration on the Per
sonal Estate of Edward W i l b c r x, late of Wash
ington county, deceased. All persons having
claims against the seld deceased, are hereby
warned to exhibit the same, with the vouchers
thereof, to the subscriber, on or before the lith
day of May next: they may otherwise by law be
excluded from all benefit of said estate.
<i!ven under my hind this loth day of May,
1856 JANE J. W1LBURN,
m 10 law3w* Administratrix.
J. F. CALDWELL, Dentist,
IS LOCATED ON ELEVENTH STREET,
the second bouse from Pennsvlva
nia avenue, next to Famham's book/
store, where hel*T9*djto OPE A^TE
ON THE TEETH He would respectfully In
timate that teeth, though much diseased, however
they may ache, can be sived without destroying
the nerve; the destruction of the nerve Is the cause
of more deep-stated pains about the face and
head. His mode of extracting teeth is greatly
more ?*afe, and is atten'ed with much less force
aud the Infliction of less pain, than by methods
dependent on keyed instruments, pulllcans or for
cep* Those who are suffering pain in the fore
he id. face and jiw*, would do well to tubmlt to
his remedial treatment. The most satisfactory
certificates and references can be Men as testimo
nials of his skill in his operation. mlO-Stf
[No. 554 1
Notice of the discontinuance
OFTHE LAND OFFICE AT IOWA CITY
IN THE STATE OP IOWA
Notice is hereby given that In pursuance of law,
and in view of the report of the register and re
ceiver at Iowa city, Iowa, that the vacant land In
that district Is reduced below one hundred thou
sand acres, the Secretary of the Interior has direc
t-Mi that the land office at Iowa city be discontin
ued, and the lands remaining unsold at the time
of the discontinuance be made sub|ect to sale aud
entry at Fort Des Moines, In said State.
Lands remaining unsold aud unappropriated
bylaw, and subject to private entry at the land
office now discontinued, will cease to be subject
to eutry at said office from the date of the receipt
of notice to that effect by the register and receiver
thereof, and the land officers at Fait Des Moines
will give public notice of the day on which they
will be prepared to receive applications for entries
of any such lands at their once.
Given under my hand, at the city of Washing
ton, this 15th day of April. A D 1856.
THOS. A HENDRICKS,
Commissioner of the General Land Office.
FRUIT AND ORNAMENTAL TREES.
FOR SALE. AT THE NURSERIES OF
the subscriber, at Llnnan Hill, acd on too,
14th street, in Waahlngton.a largeand vrllW
selected assortment of FRUIT and OK.NA ?*
AmoBK.t them 12 to 15 the sand APPLE
TREES, well-assorted aadof fine growth, at $20
15 to 2I> thcusaud PEACH TR EES, forming a
couplet* assortment, at *12 50 per hundred, or
flOU par thousand '
?,odo to 7,000 PEAR TEEES, dwarfs and stan
A few hundred DWARFS of eztra size
With a general assortment of PLUM CHFR
TREES NECTARINE, and W'CE
Also, CURRANTS. GOOSEUERRIK**
HASPBERR1ES, STRAWBERRIES, Ao
the most approved kinds.
The stock of ORNAMENTAL TREES It ei
tensive and fipe. Amongst those of large size for
streets and lawns are many thousands of such as
American and European Rims and Lindens, Tu
lip Trees, Aspen, Abele, and other Poplars;
American and European Horse Chestnuts: Sugar,
Sliver, scarlet, and Norway Maples; Mountain
Ash, Green and White Ash; several varieties of
Oaks and Magnolias; Weeping Willows, Golden
Willows, ana many others.
Ornamental Evergreens and Shrubbery.
Greet exertions have been made to make this
department complete; It now contains from thirty
to forty thousand Firs and Pines of choice varle
tie*, a portion of which are c>f extra size.
Persons wishing to embellish thelrgrounds and
proprietors of public cemeteries will find it to
their advan'sgeto call and select such as may an
swer their purposes
Persons residing near, when it is desired, can
have Trees delivered, with balls sf earth to the
roots, which they will find to give them a decided
preference over trees traasportel from a distance.
Job gardeners will be supplied at a reasonable
discount. JOSHUA PIERCE
Houses, Ac , for Rent and Sale
CM)R RENT?TWO NEATLY FURNISHED
* Rooms on reasonable term* at Mr. DA
VISON'S, over M?wr*. Gait A Bro., Jewelrv
Store. Penn. avenue, between 9th and loth streets,
POR sale?'iflE ADVERTISER WILL
M **'> at private sale between now and the first
of August, a very desirable Lot neatly enclosed,
with a small two-story frame house on It, situ
a ted on the comer of Virginia avenue and 23d
street, and fronting 64 fe?t on Virginia avenue
It Is hi the immediate neighborhood of the Ob
servatory. Persons wishing to purchase can
examine the property at any time, when the terms
of sale can be ascertained. m 1-lm*
I^OR sale.?A small FRAME IIOUSE
and Lot on 6th street, between K and L, Lot
fronting 25 feet, with a depth of ffl feet 8 inches
Terms reasonable Location unsurpassed. Applv
to ROBERT. A PA YN E, Druggist, corner 4th
street and Mass. avenue. m 1-tf
VA L U A B L E FARM FOR sale, CON
J talninp 90 acres,^tuated % mile east of the
Rockvllle Turnpike Road, and 2)< from Wpsh
Ington city. It Is well watered, and on It a good
| supply of Are wood and voung orchard The Im
Erovements are a small frame dwelling and sta
le. It possesses all the advantages lequlsite to
make a garden of great value, or a dairy farm,
and a pleasant residence The terms will be
made easy. Apply to POLLARD WEBB, No.
512 Seventh street, opposite National I ntellf gen -
cer Office. ap ?-lf
FOR RENT?SEVERAL HANDSOME Par
lors and Chambers, with board.
Also, table and transient board. Inquire at Mrs
SMITH'S. 333 F street. nov27--tf
FOR RENT.?LENOX'S WHARF, NEAR
the Long Bridge, the best and most reliable
one In the territory for lauding stone and other
heavy articles. It has ai.out 1?) feet ftont, wltli
depth of water sufficient for landing purposes on
either side Attached thereto is a square or ground
for the purpose of depositing coal or wood. On
said square Is a comfortable .swelling, which may
be adapted to store purposes There is about 14
feet water alongside said Wharf at low tide To
those desiring to make a profitable business a rare
opportunity is offered. For terms apply at No. 490
H street north, between 6th and 9th streets wM.
JAMES TOWLES, Property Agent,
ap 25-co If
FOR 8ALE OR RENT ?LOT NO. 1, IN
Square No. 953, corner of E street south and
10th street west, near the Sfesamboat Wharf, con
taining about 10.000 squarefeet, recently occupied
by Jno. W.Martin's blacksmith and wheelwright
Also, for rent, Square No 362, I*'.ween 2d and
3d streets west, and H and I streets north, con
talalng Sjf acres; now occupied by Mr. H.N
I.anrdale. On the square, which will be enclosed
with a good fence, is a stable and car/lage house,
and the land In excellent order and well situated
for cultivation. Possession given on the first of
April. An abundance of excellent gravel and
sand, on the premises, for sale Inquire of
mar8?eolw&Stf JOSEPH INGLK
AN OPPORTUNITY FOR A GOOD IN
VESTMENT ?For sale, 17 or IB acres of
Land, on the Heights ?>f Georgetown, adjoining
the property formerly occupied by Colon-lCoxi
(called the Cedars,) poastsslng rare advantages as
a building site, and market garden. It has a fine
growth of youug cedars and oak uuesson the great
er part <^f It?the elevation la such as to command
the most extensive view of Georgetown, Wash
ington and Alexandria. The fact of this property
being Just outside of the Corporation limits ren
ders it more desirable, being free from the Corpo
For terms, Ac., apply to J. L. KIDWELL,
ATPRIVATESALE ? EIGHTEEN SMALL
building lots for sale, corner of L street and
New Hampshire Avenue, near the circle, First
Ward, ranging in price from 80 to 160 dollars
each Terms from 5 to 15 dollars per month Par
ties purchasing with the view of building thereon,
lumber or bricks (at market prices) to the amount
of 150 dollars will be advanced thereon, secured
by deed of trust on the property. Title indispu
table. For any other information apply to H.
PARRY, Marble Yard, Pa. av., bet. 18th A 10th
FOR PRIVATE BALE?A VERY NEAT,
convenient, three story frame House, with a
deep lot laid off as a flower garden The above
house contains ten rooms, all private: a side
alley, and the prlvlledge of a back alley The
above house is situated on the north side of Mas
sachusetts avenue, between 4th and 5th streets.
No 5i>?. Fortnrther information please call as
above. Possession given in a few days. If the
above is aot sold In a few days it will be for rent
Rare chance?the undersigned
offers for sale those beautiful Lots situated
on 3d street, a few feet south of Pa. avenue. Their
situation cannot be excelled for either business or
residence sites, and will be sold at a great s.icil
?<?? H O. HARKOVER.
Terms: A small cash payment, and the bal
ance in 1, 2, 3, and 4 years. Residence, No. 6,
north A street, Capitol Hill. feb23-tf
MR WILLIAM PALMER,
Profeaior of 8infcing and the Flute,
OEGS TO INFORM THE INHABITANTS
a-* of Washington that be proposes establishing
SINGING CLASSES for two, three or four lu
plls, whereby each voice will be properly ex
amined, and separately cultivated, according to
its quality, which could not be done, consistent
ly, with simultaneous teaching?a* Sopranos,
Mezzo Sopranos, and Contralto Voices require a
widely different training. The same care is ne
cessary with male voices, viz: Tenor, Baritone,
and Bass When the pupils are sufficiently ad
vanced to sing bv themselves they will then be
taught to take their respective parts in Duets.
Trios, or IJuartetts. '
Terms per quarter : *10 for each pupil, if only
two pnpifs one hour will be devoted, and an extra
half hour for every additional pupil: suo per
quarter for separate pupils. 1
aP S-1* '-*7 Pennsylvania avenue
WOOD AilO COAL.
WE HAVE NOW ON HAND AT OUR
yard, comer of 6 and 22d streets, First
Ward, a superior article of White and Red Ash
COAL. Also, Cumberland lump COAL, with a
gocd stock of Hickory, Oak and Pine WOOD,
all of which we will ee'l at the lowest market
All orders left at P. J Steers Store, 4s8 Seventh
street, between D and E. will be promptly filled
<>??,. ^ . JOHI* W MVERrf A CO.
2,240 pounds given to the ton. m 14-3m
ALNWICK FRENChTnuENGLISH FE
, FOR BOARDING PUPILS
SITUATED SIXTEEN MILES ON THE
Baltimore and Washington Railroad and
Turnpike, and two miles south of the village of
Laurel, stopping place at Contee's Switch ?
M A. TV SON A SISTERS respectfully in
form their natrons and others that it Is their in
tention to close permanently their day school In
the city on the 21st April, and that the summer
uTJVm* ve,maln?*2ck vrlll open on
AlOIMDAi . May 5th.
Applications may be ma le by letter addressed
to the Laurel Post Office, Md
N B ?Every facility is afforded for the acqul
Mtlon of the French Language and Muaic
New and fashionable styles of
Gentlemen's Furnishing Articles adapted to
Spring and Summer wear, at LAN E's
Gents' Furnishing Store,
ap 14- 4*1 Pa av., near corner 4# street.
|\OCTOR STAN 1ST AS HERNISZ, REG
ular Practitioner of Homaopathy. Office,
?til corner F and Fourteenth streets. Consulta
lltn!"?0,n 10 a. in., to3 p. m.
Uocior Stanislas Hernlsz, having returned from
Europe with Improved health, will attend to the
practice of his profession.
LeDocteur parle Francals.
Si i???UVPrlcht Deutsch
El Doctor habla Espanol.
11 Dottore parla Italfano. mar 7?3m*
WE .KS ?&
?Iw, |J1 kinds of Flow.S
hair; and would respectfully request thos?wno
will be in need ol such, to jjWe iw ? iUfi
Fancy and Millinery store, $o tio Pennsylvania
Avenue between ? h and 10th ,'??SVld.
?P?^r HUTCHINSON A munrd.
ICE CRIAM. ~
I Sold at TWO DOLLARS pet j/Hion at W
NORBECK'S Confectionery V
?P ?e-l<n 310 tftaaa. av<n?#. J^ i
By J AS. C. McGUIRE, Auctioneer.
DESIRABLE DWELLING HOl'St ON
13th street, at Auction ?On TUESDAY
AFTKRNOON, May 20th. at 5 o'clock, on the
premises, I shall sell a very desirable two-storv
and attic brick Dwelling Hcnse and Lot, situated
oa the ea*t side of 13th street, three doors north of
New York avenue, and containing 9 rooms.
This property is delightfully situated, and Is
verv desirable for a small family as a residence.
Terms: SL200 tn cash; residue in 6 and 12
months, with Interest, secured by a deed of tru?t
on the premises. JAS. C. McGUIRE,
m 10-d Auctioneer.
By JAS. C. McGU I HE, Auctioneer.
SUPERIOR FURNITURE ANU House
keeping Effects at Public Sale.?On
WEDNESDAY MORNING, May 21st, at 10
o'clock, at No. 445 C street, between 1st and 2d
streets, I shall sell the Furniture and Effects of a
gentleman declining housekeeping, consisting
Handsome rosewood crimson velvet carved French
Sofa, arm and parlor Chairs
Elegant French plate Pier Glass, with table and
Superior roeewood marble-top Centre Table, rose
wood Piano Stool
Mahogany parlor Chairs, Rockers
Handsome velvet and Brussels Carpets
Oil Cloth, Matting. Rugs
Rich man'.el Clock, Ornaments
Suite of four hardsome damask parlor Curtains
Superior Oak Hall Set
Extension dining and other Tables
Fine albata Tea Service, lined with gold
China, Glassware, Table Cutlery, Ac.
Suite of cottage chamber Furniture
Bedsteads, Biftreaus, Wa'bstands
Lounge, Window Shades, Chairs
llalr and husk Mattresses, Bedding. Ac.
Stoves, assortment of Rltchen Utensils, Ac.
The above artlclts are all nearly new, and cf
Terms: $30 and under, cash; over that sum a
credit of sixty and ninety days, for satisfactorily
endorsed notes, bearing lnt- rest,
m 15 d J. C. McGUIRE, Auctioneer.
Bv JAS. C. McGUIRE. Auctioneer.
TWO THOUSAND VOLUMES of RARE
and Valuable (tasks at Pablic Anctlsn.
On TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY EVEN
INGS, May 90th and 21st, commencing at six
o'clock, at the auction rooius, we shall sell a por
tion of the Library cf Thomas Ewba^k. foimerly
Commissioner of Patents, consisting of rare and
choice Scientific, Historical, Literary and .Miscel
laneous Works, a full description of which will
be furnished In a comple catalogue, row ready
P. w ?Persons at a distance will be furnished
with catalogues upon application to the Auction
m 12-d JAS C. McGUIRE, Auct'r.
Bv JAS. C. McGUIRE. Auctioneer.
VERY DESIRABLE DWELLING Home
at Public Sale?On FRIDAY AFTER
NOON, June6th, at 6 o'clock,on the premises, 1
shall sell part of Lots No. Sand 10, in Davidson's
subdivision of square No. 340, fronting 15 feet R
inches ou lltii street west between M and N
streets north, runniug back 92 feet to a public al
ley, with the improvements, con?lstlni: of a sub
stantial. well-finished three-story and basement
brick Dwelling-House, containing eight room?,
all conveniently arranged, with closets, A.r. There
Is also a well of pure water and a good cellar on
the premises, ana the whole property Is very desi
rable to any person desiring a comfortable dwel
ling la that healthy and pleasant part rf the city.
Terms : One-third cash; the residue In 8 and
12 mo ths, with interest, secured by a deed of trust
on the premises If the terms of sale are not
complies with within live days the property will
be resold at the risk and expense of ttedefaulting
purchasers. Title Indisputable
m 13-4 JAS C. McGUIRE, Auct'r
By A. GREEN, Auctioneer
Verv handsome and valuable
Square of Ground, beiag Square No 739,
with the Improvements, at Auction.?On
THURSDAY, the ?th instant. I shall sell In
front of the promises, to the higne?t bidder, at 5
o'clock a. m., the above-mentioned property, be
lug the former residence of Mr. Thomas Blagden,
ana recently vacated by Theodore Mosher, Era ,
situated on New Jorsey avenue, south of the
Capitol. The improvements are of the first order.
The Housecontains twenty good and conveniently
arranged rooms, with wide passages, and Is sup
pied with water fixtures ana otherjconvenlences.
The gardeu and grounds are large and In the
highest state of cultivation, and stable and car
ridge-house sufficient for the accommodation of
six horses anl four carriages. In the garden there
is a large vinery, which vle'ds large quantities of
the most delirious grapes This square has a
front of 244 feet on New Jersey avenue.
As 1 am directed to sell to the higheet bidder,
penwns wish ng to make a good Investment or to
sucure a beautiful residence would do well to ex
amine the property and at end the sale. Mr.
White, who has charge of the premises, will
show the property to parties desirirg to examine
It, and for particulars apply to Theoaore Mosher,
at his lumber-yard, Biagaen's Whsrf, or to the
Terms: One-fifth cash ; the residue In four
equal instalments of 1,2, 3, and 4 years, the pur
enaser to give notes for the deferred payments,
bearing interest from the day of sale, (Interest to
be paid semi-annually,) and a lien on the property
to eecure tho payment of the notes
m 10-d A. GREEN, Auct'r.
MAhSHAL'S SALE IN VIRTUE OF A
writ of Fieri Facias "under the Lien Law"
issued from the Clerk's Office of the District of
Columbia, f<>r the County of Washington, and to
me directed. I shall expose to public sale, for
cash, on SATURDAY, the 31st day of May Inst.,
in front of the Court house door, at 12 o'clock m.,
the following property, to wit : All defendant
right, title, claim, and interest into a frame dwel
ling house situated on Lot No 1 In Square 477, In
the City of Washington, D. C., seized and levied
upon as the property of William Coxen, and will
be sold to satisfy Judicial No. 35. to October term
1(366. >ooeph Llbbey A Son vs. \\ llllam Coxen.
J. D. HOOVER. Marshal
m 7-dts for District of Columbia.
faiAssaT DirAtTHiNT, Dec. 1,1S56
Notice Is hereby glveu to holders of stocks of
the United States that this Department will pur
chase to the amount of SI,500 000 of said stocks
at any time when the same may be offered prior to
the 1st day of Jane next, and will pay therefor the
following prices, to wit:
For stock of the loan of 1B42, a premium of ten
percent.; for stock of the loans of 1S47 and lfe48,
a premium of sixteen per cent.; for stock Issued
ander the act of 1850, commonly called Texas-In
demnity stock, a premium of six per cent.; and
for stock of the loan of 1?46, redeemable on the
12th November, ?84?, 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
4 per cent; and If received after the 31st of March
and prior to said 1st of June next, a premium of
I% per cent.
Interest will also be allowed on said stocks at
the rates specified In the certificates, from the 1st
July last, If aulgned 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 I n both oases 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 United States (with the current half year's in
terest, if sent prior to the lat of January next) by
the party entitled to receive the purchase money.
Payment for these stocks will be made by drafts
upon theaaslstant treasurers at Boston, New York,
or Philadelphia, as the parties entitled to receive
the money may dlreot.
dec 3?dtJunel Secretary of the Treasury.
Economic cottage builder, by c.
P. Dwyer, 1 vol, 8vo, with Illustrations.
Tangletown Letters, 1 vol, with Illustrations
Head ley's Sacred Pal ns, 1 vol, Illustrated.
De Bow's Review for May
National Democratic Review for April.
m9 FRANCK TAYLOR,
ETHAN ALLEN IN CAPTIVITY.
Among the episodes of the Revolutionary
War, none is more strange than that of the
queer genius, Ethan Allen; in England, the
event and the man being equally uncommon
Allen seemed to hare been a curious combi
nation of a Hercules, a Joe Miller, a Bayard,
and a Tom Hyer. lie had a person like the
Belgian giant, mountain musio like a Swiss,
and a heart plump m Cotur de Lion's. Though
born in New England, he exhibited bo traces
of her character, except that hi* heart beat
wildly for his country a freedom. He was
frank, bluff, companionable as a pagan, con
vivial as a Roman, hearty as a hardest.
For the moRt part, Allen's manner while in
England was scornful and ferocious in the last
degree, although qualified at times by a he
roic sort of levity. Aside from that inevitable
egotism relatively pertaining to pine trees,
spires and giants, there were, perhaps, two
speoial incidental reasons for the Titanio Ver
monter's singular demeanor abroad Taken
c iptive while heading a forlorn hope before
Montreal, he was treated with inexcusable
cruelty and indignity. Immediately upon his
capture, he would have been deliberately suf
fered to have been butchered by the ludian
allies in cold blood upon the spot, had he not
with desperate intrepidity, availed himself of
his enormous physical strength by twitching a
British officer and using him for a target,
whirling him round and round against the
murderous tomahawks of the savages. Short
ly afterwards, led into the town fenced about
with bayonets of the guard, the commander of
the enemy, one Gol. MeCloud, flourished his
cane over his captive's head with brutal in
suits, promising him a rebel's halter at Ty
burn. During his passage to England in the
same ship wherein went passenger Col. Quy
Johnson, the implacable Tury, he was kept
heavily ironed in the hold, and in all respects
was treated liko n mutineer ; or it may be
rather as a lion of Asia, which, though caged,
was too dreadful to behold without fear and
trembling, and consequent cruelty And, no
wonder, at least, for on one occasion, when
chained hand and foot, he was insulted by an
officer, with hia teeth he twisted off the nail
that wont through the mortiso of bis hand
cuffs, and ao having his arms at liberty, chal
lenged the insulter to mortal combat. Often
when at Pendennis Castle, when no other re.
vengement was at hand, he would hurl on his
foes such a howling tempest of anathemas as
fairly shook them into retreat. Prompted by
jjomewhxt similar motives, both on shipbiard
and in England, he would often maku the
most vociferous allusions to Ticonderoga, and
the part he played in its capture, well know
ing that of all the American names Ticonde
roga W2S. at that period, by far the most fa
mous and galling to Englishmen
Israel Potter, an exile American, while
strolling around Pendennis Castle, where Al
len w?a confined, chanced to bear him in one
of hi* outbursts "f indignation and madness,
of which the following is a specimen.
44 Brag no more, old England ; consider that
you are only an island! Older back your
broken battalions home ! and repent in ashes !
Long enough have you hired torie-< across the
sea, forgotten the Lord their God, and bowed
down to Howe and Kniphauscn?the Hessian '
Hands off, red-skinned jackall! Wearing the
King's plate, as I do, (meaning probably cer
tain manacles,) I have treasures of wrath
against you British "
Then camc a clanking, as of chains ; many
vengeful sounds, all confusedly together.
Then again the voice.
44 Ye brought me out here, from my dun
geon to this green, affronting yon Sabbath
sun?to seo how a rebel looks But I'll ?how
you how a true gentleman and christian can
conduct in adversity. Back, dogs! respect a
gentleman and a christian, though he be in
rags, and smell of bilge-water, i"es, shine
on, glorious sun ! 'Tis the same that warms
the hearts of my Green Mountain boys, and
lights up with its rays the golden hills of Ver
Filled with astonishment at these words,
which came from over a massive wall, i;.elud
ing what seemed an open parade space, Israel
pressed forward, and soon came to a black
archway leading far within, underneath, to a
grassy tract, through a tower. L be two
boars1 tusks two sentries stood on guard at
either side of the open jaws of the arch
scrutinizing our advonturer a moment, they
signed him to enter.
Arriving at the end of the arched way.
where the pun shone, Israel stjod tr.ntfix d
at the scene.
Liko some baited bull in tho ring crouched
the gigantic captive, handcuffed as before ;
the grass of the greon trampled and gored u;j
all about him, both by his own movements
and those of the people around. Except some
soldiers and sailors, these seemed mostly
town's people, collected hero out of curiosity.
The stranger was outlandishly arrayed in tho
sorry remains of a half Indian half Canadian
sort of dress consisting of a fawn skin jacket?
the fur outside and hanging in rugged tufts?a
half rotten bark like a belt of wampum;
aged breeches of sagathy; the darned worsted
stockings reaching to the knee ; old mocca.-ins,
riddled with holes, their metal tags yellow
with salt water rust; faded red woollen bon
net, not unlike a Russian nightcap, or a por
tentous ensanguined full moon, all soiled and
struck about with half rotten straw; unshaven
beard, matted and profuso as a cornfield
beaten dowa by hailstones His whole marred
aspect was that of a wild beast, but a royal
sort, and unsubdued by the cage.
4,Aye, stare! stare! thou but last night
dragged me out of a ship's hold like a smutty
tierce, and this morning out of your littered
barracks there like a murderer?for all that,
you may well staro at Ethan Ticonderoga Al
len, the conquered soldier, by ! You
TurkB never saw a christian before IStaro
on ! I am he who, when your Lord Howe
wanted to bribe a patriot to fall down and
worship him by an offer of a major general
ship, and fivo thou-and acres of choice land
in old Yerinoat? h* ! three times three in for
florious Vermont and tho Greeti Mountain
oys! hurrah! hurrah! hurrah!?I am he, I
say, who answered your Lord Howe: 4 You.
yon offer our land ? You are like the devil
in Scripture, offering all the kingdoms in the
world, when the d?d soul had not a corner
lot on the earth !' Stare on, I say !"
14 Look, you rebel you, you had best heed
how you talk against General Lord Howe,
here! ' said a thin, wasp-waistod, epaulettrd
offioer of the castle, coming near and flea ish
ing his sword about him like a schoolmaster's
44 General Lord Howo ? Heed bow I talk of
that toad-hearted king's liek-spittle of a pol
troon! the vilest wriggler in God's worm-hole
below. I tell you that the hordes of red
haired devils are impatiently shouting to la
dle Lord Howe with his gang?you included?
into the secthingest syrups of Topbet's hottest
At this blast the wasp-waisted officer was
blown backwards as from the saddenly burst
head of a tt jam boiler. Staggering away with
a snapped spine, he muttered something about
its being beneath his dignity to bandy forth
words with a low-lived rebel. >
44 Come, come, Col. Allen,1' her* said a mild
looking man, in a sort of clerioal undress,
44 respect the day better than to talk thus of
what lies beyond. Were you to die this hour,
or what is most probable, be hung naxt week
at Tower wharf, you know not what might
beoome of yourself."
44 Reverend sir," said Allen, with a mock
ing bow, 44 when no better employed than
braiding my beard, I have a little dabbled in
your theologies. And let me tell you, rev
erend sir," lowering and intensifying his
voioe, 44ihat as to the world of spirits of which
you hint, though I know nothing of the mode
01 mappay (feat SO IU0f* thftO JQtl (
do, yet I expect, when I arrive there, to b?
treated as any other gentleman of my merit.
This ia to say, far better than job Brithh
know how to treat an honest man and a neck
hearted Christian, captured in honorable war,
hJJ ? t?very one tella me, ae yourself jus
told me. as crossing the sea, every billow
diuncd m my ear?tbat I, Ethan Allen, am ?e
be hung like a thief If I am. the great Je
bj\^h and the Continental Congress shall
avcnge me, while I, for my part, will show
yon, even on the tree, how a Christian gen
Ueman can die. Meantime, air, If yon are the
clergyman you look, act out your consolatory
tunctit u getting an unfortunate Christian
gentleman, about to die, a glas* of punch '
The good natured stranger, not t? have his
religious courtesy appealed to in vain, imme
diately dn-pntohed hi* aervant, wbo stood by
to procure the beverage.
At this juncture a taint rustling sound, as
if the advancing of an army with banner*
was heard.' bilks, scarfs, and ribbon* flut
tered in the background. Presently a bright
squadron of fair ladies drew nigh, esoorted t?y
certain outriding gallants of Falmouth.
"Ah," said a strange voice, "what a strange
sash, and furred vest, and what leopard-like
teeth, and what flaxened hair, but all mil
dewed ; is that he ?"
" \es, it is, lovely charmer," said Allen,
like an uttoman, bowing over his broad bo
vine and breathing the words out like a lute ;
?'it is he?Ethan Allen, the soldier; now,
since ladie:)' eyes visit him, made trebly a
V ^7*7' he talks like a beau in the parlor?
this wild-m<>*sed American from the wood,'*
sighed another fair lady to her mate ; "but
c?n this be be we came to see? 1 must have
a lo:k of hit hair "
44 It is he, adorable Delilah ; and fear not.
though excited by the foe, by clipping my
luck to dwioilc dqj strength. Git? n?n your
sword, man." turning to an officer?'4 ah I'm
fettered. Clip it yourself, lady "
44 No, no?I am?"
" Afraid, would you say ? Afraid of the
.-word?lriend and champion of all the ladies
ill around the world? Nay, nay, come
The lady advanced ; and soon overcoming
her timidity, her white hand shone like
whipped ft am auiong the waves of flaxen hair.
" Ah, this is like clipping tangled tags of
gold lace, she cried ; "but see, it is half
" But tho wearer is no man of straw, lady ;
were I free, and you had ten thousand foes,
horse, loot and dragoons?how like a friend I
could fight for you ' Come?you have robbed
me of my hair; let me rob the dainty hand of
its pnoc. What! afraid again *"
No, not that, but?''
I see, lady; I may do it by your leave,
but not by your word?the wonted way et all
ladies. Iheie, it is done. Sweeter that kits
th in the bitter heart of the eherry ."
>\ hen at length this lady left, no small talk
was had by her with her companion* about
soino way of relieving the lot of so knightly
an unfortunate, whereupon a worthy, judi
cious gentleman, of middle age, in attend
anoe. suggested a bottle of wine every day.
~nd clean linen every week. And the?e, the
KBgllsh women?too polite, and too good to
be fastidious?did actually send to Ethan
Allen, so long as he tarried a captive in their
The withdrawal of this company was fol
lowed by a different scene. A perspiring mm
in top boots, a riding whip in hand, and hav
ing the air of a proepereus farmer, brushed
in like a stray bullock, among the rest, for a
peep at the giant?ha ring just entered through
the arch aa the ladies passed out
44 Hearing that the man who took Tioonder
ga was here in Peudennis Castle, I've ridden
twenty-five mi.eg to see him. and to-morrow
my brother will ride forty for the same pur
pose. So let me have the same look, bir "
ne continued, addressing the captive, 44 will
y <u let mo ask you a few questions, and be
free with you ?"
41 Be free with me? With all my heart 1
love freedom above all things ; I m ready to
die for freedom ; I expect to. So be aa free
as ynu pleaae. What Is it?"
4* Then, sir, permit me to ask whut is your
occupation in life * in time of peace, I mean "
'?You talk like a tax gatherer, ' replied
Allen, squinting diabolically at him ? Wh*t
is my occupation In life? Why, in my younger
days, I studied divinity, but at present 1 am
a conjurer by profession "
Hereupon every body laughed, as well at
the niat ner as the words, aud the uettled
44 Conjuror, eh ? Well, you eonjured wr>ne
that time you were taken."
44 Not so wrocg. th- ugh. as you British did.
that time I look Ticonderoga, my friend.'"
At this juueture the servant came in with a
bcwl of punch, which his master bade him
give to the captive
4' No! give it to me, sir, with yoar owe
hands, and pledge me as gentleman to a gen
4" I cannot pledge a state prisoner, Colonel
Allen, but I will band you th? punch with mj
own hand, since you insist upon it."
44 Spoken and done like a true gentleman ;
I am bound to you."
Then receiving the punch into his manacled
hands, the iron ringing against the chain, he
ut tho bowl to his lips, and saying, 441 kere
y give tho British nation credit for half a
minute's good usage," atone draught emptied
I it to tho bottom
I 44 The rebel gulps it down like a swilling
hog at tho trough, ' here scoffed a lusty pri
vate of the guard, off duty.
44 Shame on you," cried the giver of the
44 Nay, sir, his red coat is a blush to him.
as it is to the whole scarlet British army. '
; Then turning derisively upon the private, -you
i objeet to my way of taking things, do you '
i tear 1 shall never be able to please you
lou objocted to the way, too, in which I took
Ticonderoga, and the way I meant to take
Montreal. Selah! but pray, now I look at
you, are you not the hero 1 caught dodging
around in his shirt, in the oattle pen inside
the fort ? It was the break of day, remem
I 44 C ine, Yankee." here swore the incensed
private, '? cease this, or I'll tan your old fawn
skin for yc with the flat of this sword for ?
specimen laying it Iashwise, but not heav
ily, across the captive's back
Turning like a tiger, the giant, catching the
steel between his teeth, wrenched it from the
private s grasp, and striking it with bis man
aclef, sent it spinning, like a juggler's dagger
into the air, saying, 44 Lay your dirtyT>?I
ard s iron on a tied gentleman again, and
these, lifting his handcuffed fista, 44 shall bo
tie beetle of mortality to you !"'
The now furious soldier would have struck
nun with a.l his force, but several men of the
town interpo>ed, and reminded him that it
was outrageous to attack a chained captive
" Ah, ' raid Allen, 411 am accustomed to
that, and therefore I am beforehand with you,
and the extremity of that I say against Bntaiu
is not meant for you, kind fitends, but for my
ingulteri, present and to come. "
Then recognizing among the interposers the
giver of the bowl, he turned, with a oourteous
bow, saying: 44 Thank you a#ain and ag<iin,
my good air; you may not be the Woree for it;
ours is an unstable world, so that one gentle
man never knows when it mat be bis turn to
be belpod of another."
But the soldier still making a riot, and the
commotion growing general, a superior officer
stepped up, who terminated the aeene by re.
monug the prisoner to the cell, dismissing the
towns-people, with all strangers, Israel among
the rest, and closing the castle after them
iy Socrates did not urge his frietxls to
enter early upon public employment*, but first
to take paim for the attainment of the knowl?
edge neqcMarj for their suoceu in them
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