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VOL. VIII. WASHINGTON, D. C.. THURSDAY, JULY 17, 1S56. NO. 1,073.
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cents per month. To mall rubarrlbers tbe sub
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TY CBNT3ayearta?4tanf?,TV. O DOLLARS
for six month?, and ONI DOL AR for three
months; for less than three mont s at the Tate of
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ET SINGLE COPIES ONE CENT.
PROTECTION AND INDEMNITY FROM
LOSS BY FIRE I
S*Jncnbed Capital and Surplus SI,359*131 13.
FARMERS AND MECHANICS' INSUR
ANCE CO , OF PHILADELPHIA.
OJu t nsrihu-est earner Pennsylvania aeentie atul 1 ith
street, Waihiniton City, D. C.
STATEMENT OF BUSINESS FROM THE 1ST
Jay of Auju*t to the 31st day of December,
Am Mint received ia marine premiums. .%68,-24-2 31
Do firi premiums 39,909 8*2
Total premium* for dvc in>ntui 108.151 13
Capital 1,250,000 00
Invested a* follows:
Bends of AH<**hewy county, Pittsburg,
and PhilaJelphia City 6's $78,7*21 C6
Railroad bonds, cost 33,400 00
Loans on flrst morulaje of real estate.. 5!).1#50 eo
!>?> stocks, col'ateia' SO,364 00
Ca?h ia bank and on Laud 11,092 22
1'ay ;a! subscribed I,047,7u0 00
Premium noted, not matured 66 3o7 31
Due from aj?*nU (secured by bjnds)... 18,8.53 61
EipensesariJ commissions..... 11,66*1 33
Tota' amount of los*?i reported to 1st January, 1856:
Fire...... ,|i,666 G6
Marine 3,030 00
4 666 66
Uia. Trios. B. F1 >rence, Charles Dingee,
<?eor?? II Armstrong, Thomai Manderfield,
f'aarles \ Rub cam, Edward R. Helmb.ild,*
Krorje Helmbold, F. Carroll Brewster,
Je^nes E Neall. I.aac Leech. Jr.
THOMAS B. FLORENCE, President.
EDWARD R. HELM BOLD, Secretary.
Charles Wa'ter, No. 397 I) street.
Jno. M. Thornton,corner First street and Virginia
Jam *a Williams, No. 2*2 Fo jr-and a half street.
M \RINE SURVEYOR.
dipt J. P. Levy, N ?. 474 Pennsylvania avenue.
T'n?* basiaes* of this Company will compare fa
vorably with the m~Ht successful of similar institu
tions in the United States
From the 1st day of August, 1855, in five months,
up t? 1st January, 1356. the premiums received
am Minted to the large sum of one hundred and eight
thousand, one hunJred and fi''iy-orie dollars, with
only forty sir hundred and sixty si* dollars losses
With tbe*e ev.dencei of success aud good man
agement, the directors feel justified in solici'lng a
shae of p iblic patronage, b'ilievin* that the secu
rity otf-re l n a:u ?le a.1J thata*! .'air claim' will be
adjusted more aecjrdingto equity than le^al techni
With a view of affording am pis iademuity to the
public, the company have deposited with
MBS-4RS DUNCAN, SHKRM\N, A CO., OF
NEW YORK, TH81R BANKERS,
Cash and premium notes to provide an accruing
7YW Fun I of One Hundred. Thousand Dollars,
To b? held by tnem a< a iditior.al seeuritv to policy
holders fir the payment of losses.
The company is prepared to is ue policies against
loss or Jamaie by fire on DWELLINGS, FURNI
TCKK, Ml t'LS, MANUFACTURE*. WARE
jjOU.-'ES, a!l descriptions of BUILDINGS, and
their contents, or alt kinds of MBROIIANDISE,
tran?ported by VKFSELS. STBAMB3ATS, CA
NAL B ATS, AA1L IOADS, and the u-ual coa
veyances to or from any portion ot Et'Rf,PK and
AMERICA, and on the hulls of STEAMBOATS
nav.gating the western waters
Tne rates of premium will b; as 1 iw as other
companies, a id in fixiag them every improvement
in construction and arrangement will b ? taken into
All i.isses speedily aljusted and promptly paid.
Office northwest c rner Pennsylvania avenue ar.d
Seventeenth stree', Washington city, D. C.
I*5ur?n-? mav also he effected at the Home OffIce,
\trfixmt corner fFjinuf and Sccond Street?, Phila
delphia Also, at the Company's offices: New York?
A W. Th mputn. N'o 10 Wad street. Boston
Oliver Brewster, No 4 Sia*e street Balum <re?
11. H. Richardson, No 12 8a tun ?re street. Cincin
nati?Taylor k Aatlony Charleston?J. H Tay
lor, No. 121 B. Bay street New Orleass?Ha-mau
lk?ane. Montgomery ? Albert W liiam*. Mobile?
A. C. Waugh. Putsburg?T J Hunter, No. 90
Water street Savannah A Wilbur, No. Ill Bay
street. Augusta?Girardey, Whyte a Co. Atlanta?
Ma':us A. Bell. Trent ?o ? Narr k C^cks. Fond
du La1*?Robert A Baser. Vieksb irr?J Putnam.
Buffalo?A Barker. Memphis?VV. E MUton.
Detroit ?'Tuuuui Palmer k Son Miiwaukie?A.
Wellington Hart. Wellsburg, Virg.nia?Dariforth
Brown, jr. E-ie, Psnnsy.vania?Allen A Craig.
Wyoming. Penn?y.vania - K C. Smith. Louis
ville?H. H.'llmbis.lafce. Na?hville- Joseph Na?h.
Portland?D Robi -sou, jr. Chicago?E P. Ward
Han F.ancisco - Wil.iam Biggs. St Louis?Thos
K. Caurtenay, general a<ent lor the siuthern and
western S aie?. And in othe? prin -ipal cities of the
United Sa.es by authorized officers of the com
tany. Je 14-lyt
AOENCY OF THE
Alliance in>urdiicc Co. of Philadelphia,
Capital .?..??*?..????... .9300>000!
Annual report for the year
ending January 1, 1*456.
A?.?*-?? :k. coD.ldUa; of BocAl 4ud
00 nn?ncamber?d rwl MUD I110.UM 00
Ni?cka ul tftbar Corp->r.u ju?, w^rUi par SS.S'iO M
Ob h*a4 S1,M? M
U'ila Mosl.tln? of Mm\a? not?? ?d4
short loAus )3S.MS ??
Mac* uoldS |1?,>?? M tl.IM 7*
WItsl*r?ot>li>U for pramlams darln( U>? r*?r $115,nil 06
Paid tor wwva .ud durlu( lli? }?*r 71,133 04
P M. MORI ARTY. President.
J. MORRIS THOMPSON, Secretary.
THE GREAT WESTERN FIBE INSUR
ANCE CO OF PHILADELPHIA.
#i00,0lW. Charier Ptrpnual.
ft..**'* C. Lathrop, 5>2 Spruce street.
AL-taadc^ Whllden, merchant, 11 North Front
'"jTun C. H jnU*r> & C?*
fj.T'vc'^r ? . w"???
1 weo W Uaker, Urm or Tr- ** ? Baker.
R. S. Walton, 360 Market street
?J nomas K Limerick, 5H Spruce
John J. Uaker, Goldsmith's Hall. , .
CHARLES C LATHROP, Pre Hldent*
THOMAS K LIMER1CR, Secretary.
Risks changed from other companies to this,
no charge for po'.lcy fee. Enquire at the oflice of
J E Kendnl'. over R Morrow's Exchange Oflice
first door West of W B Todd's Hat Store, on
m*27 3in DAVID MYERLE, Agent.
ANTHONY UI CULY,
8hop and Rusidenea No. 303 Feun'a avenue,
i0u*h siJo. batw^en 9th and 10th its.
Having provided himself with
an ELECAXT HEARSE,z? ^
and all aecesaarv conveniences rof^^iV
properly corducting hL buskness,
would rrsnectfullv Inform the PubUc,^Vr tun
folly preparsi to fill all orders entrusted to hi?n,
at tne shortes? notic*, and In ihe J,, N .
A larze sarply of READY-MADE COH- INS
of ail sfxes arrays on hand, which wlU be fox
nlshed on the most reasonsble terms.
As heretofore, no pains will be spared to g\*t
entire satisfaction on all occasions .y
N. u. Resid ng on tbe premlaw, omen wiu
be promptly attended lo at all hottrs.
J. CONNELLY, Undertaker,
It*. Strtntk ttrstI, wtt Jids, b4l. U aad //,
WOULD RESPECTFULLY INFORM the
citizens of Washington and^ ft
the adjoining counties that he
prepared to attend to all orders at
tLe shortest notice and on the most, liberal '
He will spare no pains to give entire
oa all occasions. He guarantees to Pr???
dead la the warmest weather for anyKnh.h
A large supply of ready made COFFINS of
all sixes and qualities, always on hand
Shro tds, Carriages, Hearsea, and every otner
article furnished of the beat quality .
A share of the public patronage Is respectruliy
BARCLAY'S NEW DICTIONARY, con
taining an epitome of History. Biography,
and tLe useful Sciences. FERulSON,
jeJt?- next to Lammoml, 7tn st.
Treasury Dipaktmbnt, May 80,1U6.
Notice 1* hereby given to the holders of the
stock Issued pursuant to the act of Congress of
:Md July, 1846, that such stock Is redeemable by
Its terms, and will be paid at the Treasury on tbe
surrender of the certificates thereof, on the 13th
of November next, when Interest thereon will ;
This department will contlnne to purchase such
?tock prior to said day of redemption, and will
pay therefor the fallowing premium, In addition
to the Interest accrued to the day of purchase,
with one day's Interest for the money to reach
On such stock received at the Treasury between
tbe 1st day of June and the 31st day of July, in
elusive, one-half of one per cent, on the amounts
specified In the certificates;
On such stock received between the 1st and 31st
days of August, on?-fourth of one per cent;
And on such stock received after the 31st day of
August, the interest accrued thereon, and one
day's additional interest only, will be paid.
Certificates of such stock transmitted under
this notice must be duly assigned to the United
States by the party entitled to receive the pur*
chase money; and when sent prior to the 1st July
the current half year's Interest mu t also be as
signed by the present stockholder, otherwise such
Interest wHl be payable as heretofore.
And notice Is further given to holders of other
stocks of the United States that this department
will purchase the same between the 1st day of
June and the 1st day of December next, unless
the sum of 81,300,000 shall be previously obtained,
and will pay for the same, In addition to the In*
tere^t accrued from the day of the last dividend
of Interest, and one day's additional Interest for
the money to reach the vendor, the following rates
On stock of the loan of 1912, a premium of 10
On stock of the loans of 1347 and 1849 a premium
of 16 per cent.;
And on stock Issued under the act of 9th Sep
tember, 1950, commonly called Texan Indemnity
stock, a premium of 6 per cent.
Certificates transmitted under this notice should
be duly assigned to the United States by the par*
ty entitled to receive the money ; and If sent pre
vious to the 1st July, the current half-year's In
terest must also be assigned by the present stock
holder, otherwise the Interest for the half year to
that day will be payable to him as heretofore.
Payment for all the foregoing stocks will be
made by drafts on the assistant treasurers at Bos
ton, New York, or Philadelphia, as the parties
entitled to receive the money may direct.
J AMES GUTHRIE,
m 29-dtl2Nov Secretary of the Treasury.
Improved Sewing Machines.
To which was granted the Highost Award of
the Paris Exhibition, thereby receiving
the World's Verdict of Superiority.
The improvements in this ma
chlne has simplified them in manv respect*,
and they arecapableof executing twice tl* amount
of work they did formerly in any given time
They are witnout question the only Machines ca
pable of sewing every variety of good* perfect; a
shirt bosom or heavy trace for harness can be
sewn by any of these machines by a Ample change
thread in such a manner that th?
of needle and thread In such a manner that the
closest scrutiny cannot detect a fault.
Manufacturers, planters and families will find
them the only safe Machines to purchase, as they
are built strong and durable, aud not likely to
get out of order.
We have machines with guages attached, for
binding hats, cap-fronts, gaiters, &c.
Silk, Thread, Cotton, Needles, Ac., constantly
on hand, at the lowest rates
Persons desirous of information regarding Sew
ing Machines will flense address
I. M SINGER A CO.,
105 Baltimore street, Baltimore.
N. B?We are prepared to exchange these ma
chines for old machines of any kind Terms lib
eral Persons who have l?een induced to purchase
Inferior machine- under the pretext of being
cheap, will find this a benefit Indeed.
I HUN HALL BOUT, SHOE, ?c TKUSK
MENT ? 1 have
this day received
a largs asscrt
ment of I adies'
Iron and Wood,
frame Trunks ;'
also, lionnet Box
es, Hat Ca*es,
Carpet Ba^s, of
all ctvles. Ladies' new style Gaiters, all tblors:
and black, bronze, and colored baiters. with and
without tips, at SI Misses', Children's, and in
fant's Shoes, all atyles Gents. Boys# and Y ouths
Patent Leather and Prench Calf Boots and Shoes
from SI to S5.
Call and examine my stock before purchasing
elsewhere. S. P. HOOVER, Irou Hall,
je 13-tr Pa. av., bet'n 9th and 10th sts.
BUY AND HULL
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC EXCHANGE;
On all Parts of United States and Xarope;
On all parts of United States and Enropa;
ON IRELAND FOR XI OR UPWARDS;
BUY AND SELL
BONDS, STOCKS, A OTHER SECURITIES;
NEGOTIATE TIME PAPER.
IsnitHiit paying 10 V aid ever) for salt*
We are at sll times Purchasing, and have for
Sale, LAND WAR RANTS of all denomination!.
Laud Warrants located in Iowa, Wisconsin, oi
Minnesota. CHUBB BROiHERS,
tan tf Banker*, opposite tbe Treasury.
UST RECEIVED A FULL SUPPLY OF
_ Une drab Beaver ven'Ua
ted HATS, which 1 offer
at S3 50; they are the best
Hats lor the price In the
iUnited States The b?*t
blacv dress Hats got un In
thv latest style for S'l 56 as
good as those usually sold
at S3 : and a good fashion
able Hat at $J, worth S4 ;
and a first-rate Hat, S2 50.
The be?t materials and the best workmanship Is
employed to produce a Si Hat, which Is sold for
?3 50 We do a cssh business, meet with no los
ses, bnt give each customer fnll value for his
aioney. Felt and Straw Hats unusually lew.
j N B Agent for Drlecell's Balm of a Thouaand
(Flowers Price 25 cents per bet tie.
' ANTHONY, 7th street, near Pa ayenne, Agent
for a N*rw York Hat Coinpaey. m M-tf
Freeh Peaches and Apr loots
Levy's celebrated Bitters
Vermacelll and Maccaronl
474 Pa. avenue, Wine, Liquor and Segar Store.
Raisins and currants.
A fresh supply of Ne. 1 RAISINS and cur
.. RANTS, being received in store UMlay.^
jy II Cor. Vermont ave and 1 at.
rjKKSEKVEOGINGKR.? A BEAUTIF U L
I article just received and for rale by
f T M B R ELLAS -UFFKHlNtf THEM AT
U great bargains at (JyStO ELLIS S.
BAJOU'S KID AND OTHER GLOVES.
J NO H. smoot.No. 119 BRIDGE STREET,
Georgetown, has received, from New.
York, ladles Bajou's KID GLOVES 1 j
white, black and colored; gents do do i'JI1
ladles and gents Jaff-ta silk and Lisle A.
Thread Gloves. Also, a first rate assortment of
bleached and brown Cottou Hose, all qualities;
bleached, brown and fancy Half Hose; misses
and boys' Hose and Half Hose.
Particular attention being paid to keeping a
good assortment of the very best makes of the
above goods, purchasers may depend upon geU
ting a good article as cheap as the same quality
can be bought elsewhere.
ml-tr JOHN H. 8.MOOT.
Dr. munson has taken and fitted
up the house formerly occupied
by Major Robert Keyworth, No.'Jidj
Pennsylvania avenue, and Is now ? - - - ?
ready to fulfil his old engagements and make new
ones. Dr M is still making those beautiful
continuous Gum Teeth.called Allen s Patent, for
the excellency of which over all other styles of
teeth, many now wearing them In this city, will
cheerfully vouch There Is one Dentist in this
city who has been Infringing the patent, and
made a bad Imitation of it, against whom I here
by caution the public
N. B. Whenever a Dentist speaks against
Allen's Pate.it Continuous Gum Teeth, when
properly constructed, it is because he Is igaorant
of the proctss, lncom etent to make the work, or
Is unwilling to pay for the patent.
Dr. M. Is now extracting teeth without pain by
a new and perfectly safe process
References as in former advertisement. Jel6-tf
DR WILLIAM A FRANKLIN HAVING
taken rooms at No. 449 Pennsyl
vania avenue, will be happy to serve'
all who may stand In need of the ser- , , -
vices of a Dentist. His prices will be moderate,
and all work warranted. je 5-eotf
EW SPRING GOODS, embracing A
general variety of the newest and prettiest
styles and fashions. Orders promptly filled.
Constant! jron hand a good supply of Garments,
ready made, of superior quality.
Also, fine Dress Shirts, with Gauze, Slik, and
Cotto; underdrew, Furnishing and Toilet Goods
In variety. A R YOUNG,
Merchant Tailor and Clothier, Browns'Hotel
mar 46?wtf Pa. avenue
A RAKE CHANCE TO MAKE MONEY.
Fifty to seventy five dollars
per month may be made by the manufacture
of an article In common demand, and from the
sale of which at least one hundred per cent may
be easily realized It can l>e manufactured with
little trouble In any family; the materials are
cheap; not over S10 or 115 dollars are required to
start It Many persons indifferent j arts of the
country *ro now engaged In Its manufacture, from
wbi' h they are receiving handsome returns
Full directions and particulars for its manufac
ture will be sent to any part of the country on the
receipt of SI.
Address, ERASTUS HOPKINS,
Je 19-eolm* Washington, D. C.
The undkrsioned respectful*
ly Informs his friends and the public gener
ally that he has sold to William N. H. Maack
the good will, machinery, bottle*. fixtures, Ac.,
belonging to his Mineral Water Factory.
Having purchased the above,the
undeTslened, In connection with bis present
facilities, will be able to supply the public at all
times with the best PORTER, ALE, CIDWK
and MIN ERAL WATER lna pure state Thank
ful for the liberal patronage bestowed upon him
for the last six years, he hopes, by a strict atten
tion to his business and with his enlarged estab
llshment, to merit a continuance of the same.
WILLIAM N. H. MAACK,
Je 30-2aw7t* Comer4# and N sts., Island.
WILLIAM A. BATCHELOK'S
LIQUID HAIR DYE
SKILFULLY APPLIKD. AND SOLD Whole*
sale and Retallat GI BBS'S Hair Dressing Es
tablishment on Pennsylvania avenue, between yth
and 10th streets, and under Wlilards' Hotel,
COMMODORE PERRY'S EXPEDITION.
Narrative of the Expedition of an American
Squadron to the China Seas and Japan, under
the command of Commodore Perry, complied
from the original notes and journals by Francis
L. Hawks, D. D. LL D., profusely illustrated;
A New Chapter in the Early Life of Washing
ton, In connexion with the Narra-lve History of
the Potomac Company, by John Plckell. Just
published, and for sale at
TAYLOR A MAURS'S
jy 11- Bookstore, n?-ar fttli street.
SILKS, SILKS FOR CASH.
Ladies who want a silk dress
should not fail to call and look through our
immense assortment We have Just t one through
the stock and marked on each piece just the price
we paid for them at auction, which in many in
stances was less than they cost to Import.
We propose to sell off at cost for cash only the
entire balance of our bilks and all kinds of sum
mer dress goods.
We will not charge more than cost nor take less.
Good bargains may be expt cted
CLAGKTT, NEWTON, MAY A CO.
?Jy 'J-lOt corner Penn. avenue and 9th street.
Beautiful engravings selling
oil'at a sacrifice, at ELLIS':*,
jy 8-tr -MMi, between 9th and 10th streets.
SLEEVE BUTTON* AND STUDS.
WE OPEN TO-DAY A LARGE ASSORT
ment of plain gold arid fancy Sleeve But
tons and Studs, to wiilch we invite attention.
M W GALT A BRO.,
Je'27 324 Penn. av , bet. 9th and luth streets.
OAUZE MERINO AND SILK UNDER
SHIRTS AND DR1WEKK.
Another and verv large supply
of (ientleinen'b UnderJress this day opened,
of every variety of size and quality, such as?
Gauze Silk SHIRTS and DRAWERS
Do Merino Do Do
Do Cotton Do Do
Do Thread Do Do
Do Shaker Do Do
Also, a full supply of Linen and Jean DRAW
ERS, of gold quality and styles.
It will be recollected that'we buy "exclusively
for cash, and that we offer the best goods at the
lowest and uniform prices, at
m 16-tf Salesroom, Browns' Hotel.
FOR light LITERATURE, Periodical!.
Stationery, Standard Works, Balm of 1,000
* lowers, Ac. Call at
FERGUSON'S, 7th St.,
jy y next to Lammond'i.
Gerard, the lion killer
Rachel snd the New World
Camp Fires of the Red Men, at
Je 30- next to Lamiuond, 486 7th street.
Spectacles, eye olassis, Ac?
Gold, Sliver, fine Steel, and Plated Specta
cles. Gold, Steel, a hell, and Buffalo Eye Glasses,
of all focuses.
Also, Magnifiers of every description, suitable
for engravers, physicians, draughtsmen, Ac.
Particular attention paid to the selection of
Glasses suited to the eyes of weamrs.
New Glasses nut into old frames.
M. w. GALT A BRO , Jewelers,
jy 15-tf 384 Pa ay., bet. Oth and 10th sts.
PEN AND POCKET KNIVES, SCISSORS,
Razors, Btrops, Shaving Soap and Cream,
selling off to discontinue the business, at
6 JOHN F ELLIS'S,
JyH-tr 906 Pa avenue, bet. 9th and loth sts.
ANS SELLING OFF AT A GREAT sa
je516-tf JOHN F ELLIS'S
Fashionable life, by mary h.
The Kingdom which shall not be destroyed, by
Rev J. Oswald
Hand-Book of American Literature* Historical,
Y Biographical and Critical
The War Path, by J. B. Jones
The Norta American Revltwfor July
DeBow's Review for July
John Halifax, Gentleman
jy 8 FRANCK TAYLOR._
(CORPORATION STOCK.-S?S0OO Oorpo
i ration of Washington Stock for s*le at
febtt?tf CHU11U BROTHEB s>
Houses, &c, for Rent and Sale.
For rent?a well finished and
comfortable brick dwelling hou e on I street,
opposite Franklin Square. Apply at No 353 i
street, between 13 and 14tb july 11-1 w*
TO LET-A CONVENIENT TWO STORY
and attic Frame House, on 14th street west,
between B and I streets north Enquire of JNO.
P H1LTON, No. 375 Fourteenth street west, be
tween L and M street north ; or, on F stieet, near
Chubb Brothers' Banking House, over B M.
Reed's Wine Store. Jy 11-lw
F~OR KENT?THE desirable STORE,
No. 55P Seventh street, opposite Centre Mar
ket, fitted up with shelving, counter, gas fixtures, j
awning, Ac. Possession given immediately.
Apply to ROBT. C BROOKE. jyS-tf
I^OR RENT?THE TWO NEW THREE
story Brick Houses on Tth street, opposite
Centre Market Persons wishing to open a Res
taur ?nt cannot find in the city a lnsre eligible lo
cation. R H i.ASKEY,
jy 7-2w No. 38 Lcwsiana avenu*.
IjlOR RENT?A BRICK HOUSE, SITUA
tei on 6th street, near the corner of M. In
quire of F. M. MAGRUDKR, Dry Good and
Shoe Store, corner 7th and 1 street. je 21-tf
For sale ?a tract of land, con
talnlng about 45 acres, on the Heights of
I Georgetown, being a part of the Valley Vl?-w
Farm, the residence of the late John H. King,
deceased. This is one of the most desirable sites
in the District for a fine private residence; about
| 2(1 acres of this tract is a neautlful grove of tim
I ber, the balance cleared and In a high state of cul
' tivation. The summit of this tract is from 350 'o
400 feet, above tide water, and has a line view of
Washington, Georgetown, and the adjacent val
ley of the Potomac. It will be sold entire or In
lots _ .
Also, a large Frame Dwelling-house and Lot
on the corner of Fifth and 11 streets west, Wash
Apply at Valley View Farm, or to Dr. H King,
No. 80 Prospect street, ?eorgetown, D. C
je 18-tf (Intel] K. J. KING
For rent.?a three story brick
Dwelling, with extensive Back Building, a
large lot of ground attached, with a pump of good
water in the yard, situated on K street, n^rly op
poslte the Brewery. To a ^ood tenant toe rent
will be made moderate. App'y to COM S.
CA3S1N, or at GODEY A CO'S., Line Kiln,
Beall street, between Congress and Washington
streets, Georgetown. __ m'2-eotf
VALUABLE BUILDING LOTS FOR SALE.
I have for sale a large number of Buldlng
Lots in different parts of the cltv, very favorably
located either for residences or business. Ap
Sy to WILLIAM H PHILIP. Attorney at L*w,
o. 40, Louisiana avenue, near 6th street m5 eo
Ii^OR RENT?FOUR NEW SMALL BRICK
liouse" just tlninbed, imm?.<ilalely northwest
of the Capitol, betweeu B street and the Railroad
Depot. A pplvat the Capitol extension to F R AN -
CIS J. BROOKS m 15-eotf
Building lots for sale?a va
rlety of Building Lots in all parts of the city,
at reasonable prices and on accommodating terms,
Enquire of the subscriber at John E. Kendall's
office, next door to W. B Todd's, Hat Store,
Pennsylvania avenue, third floor, front room.
ap21-eo3m DAVID MVERLE.
For rent, with or withoutsteam
POWER .?The large, alrv, convenient, and
well fin'shed Hall next door to the Star Build
ings It Is 50 by 80 feet in the clear, with high
cei\lng. and is capitally lighted Alse, the store
Immediately under the went half of said hall, 25
bv 90 feet, fronting directly on Pennsylvania
avenue, in the heirt of the buslnevs portion there
of, (no other such desirable business stands are
now being offered to the public ) They will be
rented separately or together. For term* apply
toGEORttE HI LL, Papermaker, Bridge street,
a few doors west of the omnibus *tand, George
town. or at the Star Office counter.
N. B ? If renters desire to curry on any business
requiring steam power, they e*n be accommo
dated with shafting attached*'.o the new and pow
erful engine of the Star Newspaper and Job
Printing Office, manufactured by the Messrs.
Kills, and arranged so as to furnish ample power,
if required, to renters of the premises advertised
above. J* 20-tf
ht" The lease on the above property will be
FOR RENT?SEVERAL handsome Par
lors and Chambers, with board.
A'so, table and transient beard Inquire at Mt?.
8MiTH'S, 233 F street. ?o*27?tf
I HAVE RECENTLY imported, PER
ship Consul, direct from Vlei7.on/
France, twenty-five casks of plain white,i
gold band.and rlchlvdecorated !? RKNCH'
CHINA, which, together with my former
stock, renders my assortment complete, and cn
ables me to sell as low as any house In the Unltfd
Having on hand a very large stock, lam pre
pared to sell to the trade at the lowest New York
list prices i
At my present reatired rates families will find
It decided economy to use French Cblna.
C. W. BOTELER, Auctioned
jy 9-ccd andjmporter. iron Hail. |
Half wigs, braids, curls,scalps.
TOUPEES, Ac , equal to any in the United
States for sale or made to order at his Stores?for
ladles, on Pennsylvania avenue, between 9ih and
10th streets; and for gentlemen, under Wlllards'
Hotel. m i3-eo3m*
Ran away from the subscriber,
on Sunday, the 13th of July, NEGRO
MAN JOE. who calls himself Joe Bond.
j oe is about 5 feet 6 Inches high, of a dark
mulatto ? olor, with white orgrey eye*, verv.
stoutly built, with a downcust look. Had on,
when he left, a blue cotton stilit and pantaloons.
He usually wears, when dressed, a blue cloth cost
with velvet collar.
1 will give the above reward If taken out of the
State of Maryland, or $50 if taken in the State
and secured so that 1 get him again Tliert* is no
doubt that Joe will endeavor to get to a free
State. Dr. PHILIP R. EDELEN,
jy 15-eo3t* Plscataway, Md.
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Coaches leave the Capitol for the boat at 6
o'.-lock. Coach faxe 10 cents.
Persons wishing the coaches will leave their
residence with George A Thomas Parker.
Refreshments on the boat.
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OH AIR, MADRAS, and SUMMER
rTOCKB and TIES ?AU in want oftbese
articles will please give us a call, and examine
our assortment. Prices low for cash.
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TTOR SALE.?A portable STEAMI BN
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It lias been In use at this office, and Is offered for
aaie because It Is replaced with an engine of much
greater power It will be found extremely ser
viceable, and will be sold low for cash, je -24-1 f
LEVER'S NEW NOVEL?MARTINS OF
Cro' Martin, by Charles Lever; 62* cents.
I Helen Lincoln, a tale, by Carrie Capron ; 75c
I History of tue American Bible Society, by W.
P. Strickland, D D , with an introduction by Dr.
Rice, of Cincinnati; SI 50
J list published and for sale at
TAYLOR A MAURY'S
jy i2-tr BooKstoie, near 9th ttreet.
Gibson's Work on East Indian Archipelago.
We copy from the London Atheneum, of
June 7, the following review of the " Prison
of Weltevreden," whose author and his ad*
venturer and sufferings we have had several
times occasion to tring to the notice of our
" Prison of Wkltevrei>ew, and A Glance
at the East Indian Archipelago By Wal
ter M Gibson.
" It is long since we have had a picture of
Dutch colonial lifo so curious or so authentic
as this The Netherlands Government, like
that of Japan, is jealous of foreigners, of Eng
lish and Americans especially, and guards its
eastern territories with the utmost vigilance
against intrusion. Thus, since air Stamford
Raffles quitted Java, we have not had one
really broad view of that island and its man
ners. Sumatra, quite as interesting, is almost
as impenetrable. Fragmentary descriptions
have been obtained of both those beautiful
countries ; but, for complete information, the
older records have to be referred to.
4> We have said that Mr. Gibson s picture is
authentic. Reader? who are persuaded by
our praise to glance at it will be surpri-ed by
a 1 n.g and guady prelude of romance. But
the book harmonizes in effect with the reports
'?t the general body of historians and travel
ers, and proves that Dutch colonial manners
have not greatly changed &in*e Erberfeldt
wa3 executed, since Stavorinus wrote, and
since Lord Shaftesbury denounced their 4 eter
nal hatred' of England. It is by carefully
avoiding Mr. Gibson's - eloquence.' and noting
only his account of scenes and incidents, that
we gain a rcaily lucid and suggestive view of
native and European life in Java and Suma
" From certain scraps of autobiography we
surmise that Mr. Gibson, as a youtn, was in
spired by tale* of the Indian islands, and that
he sailed for Sumatra in the clipper Flirt w.th
objects not very plainly defined. The en
trance into the Archipelago wa^ to Lim the
approach to a paradise of bright seas and
tlowery ialaads; but at Banca he speeduy
learned in what light the Dutch would regard
his arrival They began to interrogate and
be to fence, until the Resident insinuated that
as Lopei was garroted in Cuba, so Gibson, if
he persisted in his enterprising views, might
come to grief in Java However, he resolved
upon the attempt to penetrate in Dutch India
and see its reputed wonders Accordingly
the Fiirt was steered for the entrance of Pa
lembang nvtr, and her captain soon inhaled
a fragrant broesc from off the shore. As he
approached a skiff put off, (a light gondola of
polished maple wood,) in which sat a young
man. dressed in a robe of gold and green,
with a jeweled poignard, and a gulden-tinted
olive complexion. He came on board, and
said that the sight of a strange flag had as
tonished the people of the country. Mr. Gib
son succeeded in showing the American colors
for *ke first time in the interior, and began to
realise his preconceived notions of Sumatra
lie listened to innumerable relations, to tho
report of a race of beings halfway between
humanity and brutality?the Orang Kubas?
who barter the gum of the forests for the
manufactures of the coast towns
llere follows thu account of the Orang Ku
ba, given in the book :
,l In these native accounts there is a con
fusion between the tribes of men and mon
keys that inhabit the half-explored interior
Arrived at Palembang, a large and curious
Sumatron city, Mr Gibson was delighted by
its aspects?the rivers swarming with boats,
and enlivened by the boatmeu's songs, the
lines of doating houses moored to the snore,
the beauty and the riches everywhere visible.
The Prince of the Arabs of Palembang visited
him on board the clipper. Returning the
visit, the American found himself in a Suma
tran interior, not rude and poor, but smart
and graceful, with Chinese finish and more
than Chinese taste. A feast was followed by
a conversation, in which the Prince sought to
discover other motives for his guest a adven
ture than those which he professed?the com
mon objects of a traveller. Perhaps the
Prince wad right; at all events Mr. Gibson
had strong political opinions on tho subject of
Indian Archipelago history His account of
Dutch manners at Palembang would be in
credible were it not that we are familiar with
similar illustrations from other sources Waik -
ing late through the streets, he saw Dutch
officers, with canes, driving before them two
sobbing girls?44 prawans '' or virgins re
cently purchased by them from the Ulu or
hill country Other traits, native and Euro
[ pean, were supplied at a Chinese eutertaia
l ment on shore.
14 When seated on fantastic rattiu chairs,
' fruits, sweetmeats, and warm trkoo were
j placed before us. In a little dainty pot of
the measure of a cup of our own table was tea
j that filled the room with fragrance when
poured into the tiny bowls, which Chinamen
I poise on thumb and forefinger, and tipping
over to the iip, thus love to quaff in dainty
i drops the soothing drink of their oountry.
j The host called a girl by name. 44 W e hcarl
a shrill, sweet voice, theu a bound, and in
sprang into the room, with panther-like leap,
a pretty little youug creature, a Malay girl,
with soft skin, bright eyes, and limbs that
moved and played and lifted her up "ike
wings, around which a bright scarlet silk
sarong, her only dress, was gracefully folded,
j 44 She danced and improvised a complimen
tary song but a similar stylo of welcome was
exhibited far more sumptuously at the rural
palace of a Sumatran prince. Mounting a
succession of floors, Mr Gibson was intro
duced to the upper chamber.'"
[Description of the palace from book, page
167 . |
44 Rice, roasted birds, rasped nuts, beans,
bamboo pith, and fruits were served. Thon
entered three girls, who placed themselves on
the floor. These wore a scarlet sarong or
skirt, held in its fold or position by a silver
girdle, curiously made of many joints, called
a tali pendeng ; the arms and bust were bare
except the partial covering of wreaths of
mjiite odorous flowers?tho fragrant Lunibutii;
mtlati, or flower of love?which were trimmed
in rich clusters, aui-ng plaits of their glossy,
jewel-bedecked hair, and these wero nun
ganyMy the singing girls of the country. They
stood forth in postures, their flexible aruio
doubling backwaid almost as far as forward ,
and their fingers, tipped with curved si?**r
points, placed with tantaetio motion; air.
thus, without any movement of feet, exoep.,
from time to time, a change of position, they
swayed their bodies, they twined their arms,
| and twirled their fingers in all tho mases ot
the Sumatran ronggeng dance.
u Afterwards men joined in the dance and
song, and tho company separated for a siesta
Mr. Gibson was shown into a chamber with
varnished walls and polished floor to repose on
! silken pillows. Then he, raw the prince d
family?Sareena, the Gracious; Umbah, the
Swell of the Sea; Ledah Manis, Sweet Lip,
and Antelope "
[A description of Antelope, of Sahyecpa,
page 179 ]
44 The rich Sumatrans are luxurious to ex
cess, perfume their houses with burning fen
soin, decorate their women with every piece
cf elegance, cultivate the most costly flowers
to ornament their singing girls and slavos, and
dress in the lightest oostumee For a time Mr.
Gibson enjoyed their sumptuous hospitality,
but, the Dutch jealousy of atraugers navu g
been exasperated by his personal intercourse
with the island chiefs, he was arrested, and
carried to the great prison of Weltevreden, m
Java. During a confinement ot fiiteeu mouths
he saw the horrors of penal discipline?a cruel
Hogging, an execution, the terriole discipline
of maniacs, varied by pleasant interludes,
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Po?TMA?T*as wbo art ?* agents will be all owed
a commission of twenty per cent
when little Umbab, or the Ware, visited soma
of the mora favored prisoners. It was not
untilJApril, 18S3, that Mr Uibson obtained
his liberation. The narratiTeof his captivity,
though strained in style, ?s picturesque and
instructive Altogether, the book, with much
verbiage, is original and entertaining, and
may be aocepted as a faithful report on the
progress of ciriliiation in Sumatra, Jara. an I
their sister islands."
Fabulous Account of Gold Diseovei :es
[From the Han Dleifo Herald J
A gentleman, well known in tbi? citr, call
cd on us yesterday, and informed us that he
bad an interview on the 10th of the present
month with a relative of a Californian, named
Loretto. an officcr of the independent volun
teers, in Lower California, who gave the in
f -rtnation of new discoveries of gold at a placc
called Santa Catalina, about twenty miles
this side of the mouth of the Colorado, in the
direction of San Diego and about one hun
dred and seventy miles from this placc. Tie
prospecting party, consisting of ten pers* i?,
was sent out from Santo Tom as, by the Colo,
tcl commanding, to prospect for gold. The
movement was based on information obtained
from an Indian?a neophyte?formerly be
longing to the mission of Santa Catalina, who
was enjoined not to divulge the fact of tbe ex
istence of gold in tbe vicinity, fearing that
there might be an influx of foreigners which
would destroy his influence.
The prospecting party above named, after
several days' search in the vicinity of tbe
t>lace designated, discovered a volcano, or
burning mountain, on the south side of which
they found a vast deposit of sulphur, perfect
ly pure, judged to be millions of tons in ex
tent On a .-pur of the burning mountain,
(which is suj posed to be of reoent origin, as
no person who has ever travelled in that vi
cinity has witnessed any similar eruption for
many years past)?jutting out of the north
east. was found immense deposits of the pre
cious metal, represented to be in solid masses,
interspersed with small veins of quarts.
The expedition was intended to be kept a
secrct except to the party engaged in tb?
search, but the man who gave the informa
tion could ur.t refrain from imparting tho
Mine to his relative?a brother-in-law? from
whom it found its way to the ear of our infor
mant. The party being out of provisions,
were obliged to return for a new supply, and
will immediately repair to the spot to proee
cutc discoveries and commcnce tbeir opera- .
tions. We shall wait with anxiety the result
of their opinions, a full account of which ha?
been promised u* by one of tbe party.
It may be that they have been deceived in
reference to the character of the metal found,
for it has long been known that vast deposits
of pure copper exists in several localities
through that section of country, and it may
be that ignorant natives bave mistaken the
one metal for the other. We shall sea.
Tan Rip-Rai?8 ?One other point of interest
which I should mtrtton, is tbe fortification
erecting on the Hip-Haps, on the opposite side
of thj channel leading to ilamptou Roads. I
eaid erecting, but I should rather say being
demolished, as this would more truly describe
the work now in progress there. Tho fortifi
cation, which is Fort Calhoun, was commenced
tome twenty years ago, but after progressing
ns far as the first tier of port-holes, it wa?
discovered that the structure was fettling at
the two ends, owing to the immense power ot
the current which washed against it lrom the
tea As an experiment, an immense amount
of stone, equal to the quantity sufficient to
complete tbe work was piled upou tbe tonn
dation, and the work was then suspended in
order to let it settle. For several years it
continued to do to, until the last two year*,
when it became stationary, and the work was
again resumed On a survey, it was f un i
that the whole had so far settled that the first
tier of port-holes had to be condemned as being
too low lor use. Thus it was rendered neces
sary to take down the whole to tbe founda
tion and rebuild ! This work is now going on.
A force of workmen, with large davits, are en
gaged in removing the immense blocks of
stone from their 1 >rmer position, and, as a
precautionary measure, to obviate any further
damage from the under current, vast quanti*
ties of stone are being thrown into the bay at
either end of the foundations of the works.
The force of the current aud waves at the sea
ward end of the fort is described as extraor
dinary. Within the last year, during heavy
storms, some of the large blocks of stoue bave
been forced from their position and thrown
into the embrasures, which had sunk to the
water line Tbe work has already coat nearly
three millions of dollars, aud ere it is com
pleted will cost much more than this sum,
but its position is admirably chosen as a work
of defence, and seems to warrant the outlay
Wben completed, it will have four tiers of
some sixty guns each ; and, with Fort Monroe,
would seem to render the approach or passage
of a hostile tleet almost impossible.?I*tt'r
from Old Point Comfort
The Nkw Giamo Islands ?Capt T. 1>
Lu:as. s< me time since, landed on an islaud to
bury a boy who had died on board of his ship
in the S >uth Pacific?the boy having express
ed a wish to be interred on land. lu digging
the grave, he discovered that the soil was r'ull
of ammonia He was sent out by the Presi
dent to bring home specimens ot the guano.
He arrived here, about a month since, in the
bark Yankee, from Talcahuana. via Honolulu,
with specimens of tbe guano on this island, as
uldo that upon tho island in the North Pacific,
and left for New York on the John L Ste
phen?. The raiee Independence was left at
the South Pacific Island to keep possession
until further orders A bill baa been intro
duced by Mr Seward in the Seuate authori
zing the Executive to take possession, in the
name of the United States, of any island with
out the maritime jurisdiction of any nation
supposed to oou. * in guano Under this law
these two islands wl'.' be occupied. We saw
the specimens from both islands. They have
not been tested ; but no doubts exist in the
mind of Captain Lucas that that in the South
Pacific is equal to the Chinch* guano, and that
the other is a very valuable fertiliser lie
cannot judge so well of the quantity on the
first island, but apon the last it is almost in*
exhaustible?!Suh Francisco Ckronule.
?? Orass-Widow*."?The editorof the Pin
eerville. Cal , American (a widower, and
somewhat gwdlooking, at preseut on the
'?prospect" for a second coriugal ??lead,'')
gives tne following definition of a grass w'dow
" A grass-widow (see Webstor's incemptete
dictionary) is generally supposed to be a fe
male woman, having had a husband, still
having one and yet having none ; or no better
than none, because absent. Rhe must also be
young, say uuder forty. The term ' grass
widow'' ia a compound word from Nemo or
* Noinoral, pertaining to grove,1 (see W ebster s
unabridged) and ? grassation,' a wandering
about. Ltoubtless because grass-widows are
very generally foad of wandering in grovee.
oftentimos by mere moonlight and alone
t^A balloonist in Boston, when np a mile
high, saw little fish spouting at the bottom of
the river. This statement was considered a
little strong, even in the clear atmosphere of
this country, and next day he obliginrly
modified it, by saying that it was at Phila
delphia he saw the fish, and they were stur
geon, which jump above the surface of the
water. Travelers to distant and seldom visit
ed lands always tell very hard stories, for few
persons are abie to disprove them Ualloon
ists have this privilege now pretty inucb to
themselves, for steam has boi yet m -de acr il
space quite so common to travellers as it Las