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VOL. VIII. WASHINGTON, D. C.. THURSDAY, JULY 17, 1S56. NO. 1,073.
the evening star, ri'HLIlHKD KV'EKT APftHSOO*. (EXCEPT SUNDAY,) 41 l*s Star TluiUxn-gi. ??n?sv #? Fs?mitfUmmi* Ml??l +%d b l?*IAtk SfStt. By W. D. W1LLACH, Will be served to rabaeilbers by ^mern at 81X. AND A QUARTER CENTS. payable weekly to the Agents; papers served la n<-kage? at 37# cents per month. To mall rubarrlbers tbe sub ?erlptlen prise is THRKK DOLLARS AND FIF 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 li.< eenta s wrah. 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, IH',5. 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 1,356,151 13 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 1,358,151 13 Tota' amount of los*?i reported to 1st January, 1856: Fire...... ,|i,666 G6 Marine 3,030 00 4 666 66 DIRECTORS. 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. LOCAL SURVEYORS. Charles Wa'ter, No. 397 I) street. Jno. M. Thornton,corner First street and Virginia avenue. Jam *a Williams, No. 2*2 Fo jr-and a half street. M \RINE SURVEYOR. dipt J. P. Levy, N ?. 474 Pennsylvania avenue. GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT. John Thomason. 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 reported. 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 calities. 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 consideration. 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* ?319,420 00 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. OiaiCTORI.* 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 Pennsylvania avenue m*27 3in DAVID MYERLE, Agent. ANTHONY UI CULY, UNDERTAKER, 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. feb 7-Iy 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 * llttC 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 aoUclied. mar-'4-tf BARCLAY'S NEW DICTIONARY, con taining an epitome of History. Biography, and tLe useful Sciences. FERulSON, jeJt?- next to Lammoml, 7tn st. OFFICIAL. 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 ; cease. 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 the vendor: 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 of premium: On stock of the loan of 1912, a premium of 10 per cent.; 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. SINGER'S 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. mar 10?tf I HUN HALL BOUT, SHOE, ?c TKUSK ESTABLISH MENT ? 1 have this day received a largs asscrt ment of I adies' and Gentlemen's 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. f BUY AND HULL FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC EXCHANGE; FURNISH DKAF'xS On all Parts of United States and Xarope; COLLECT DRAFTS On all parts of United States and Enropa; DRAW BILLS 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* LAND WARRANTS. 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. J HATS! HATS! 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 JUST RECEIVED? Scotch Herrings Freeh Peaches and Apr loots Prune Cordial Levy's celebrated Bitters Vermacelll and Maccaronl Sweet Oil P. LEVY, 474 Pa. avenue, Wine, Liquor and Segar Store. )e 10-tf 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. REMOVAL. 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 DENTAL SURGERY. 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 N FOR GENTLEMEN. 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. JOHN McKEON. 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, m 9-eo3m 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; price S5. 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 STEVENS'S 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 Tangietown Letters Camp Fires of the Red Men, at ferguson'S, 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. F 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 crifice, at je516-tf JOHN F ELLIS'S Fashionable life, by mary h. Eastman 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 ington city. 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 sold. 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 ?, PER a? r *? BF.K, ?1 rRKNt'H CHINA. 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 States 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. | _OIBIIS' WIGS, 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* "#100 REWARD. 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. MANTILLA*! H^MlNTlLLAi! FOR THE LARGEST AND CHEAPEST Assortment of LACK AND SILK mantillas Call at the MANTILLA EMPORIUM OF MAXWELL A BRO , 328 Pa avenue. N B ?A few more of these (new and beauti ful styles) EMBROIDERED MARSEILLES BASQUES just received. jy 15-eo3t CAPON SPRINGS. >OUTE ?ORANGE AND ALEXANDRIA v Railroad at 7 a. m , to the f>C Manassas Junction : Manassasti^ Cap Railroad to Strasburg ; J H. Kemp's tine of Stages to Capon Springs, arriving at the Springs by 4 o'clock in the aftern on. jy 2-1 m MAN ASSES GAP RAILROAD f OK MOUNT VERNON. 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TTOR SALE.?A portable STEAMI BN r GINK, three horse power, looomotive boner 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. EVENING STAR. 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 readers - " 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 tra. " 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, THE WEEKLY 8TAB. TUieutUratrunllfUd Ncvi JmiuI tainl ng ? gr*al?r T&rtecv ?f Interesting reading tku can be found in any other?la published en Batur day morning. . tUM. flngle copy, per ana an 01 & TO CLnf. Five copies *5 oo Ten copies..... 8 W> Twenty copies i? JET Cask, ikuiuilt in isviici l?7*SlnglecopJ?s (la wrappers) caa be procured at the counter, (mroedlstelv after lbs 1muc of Uis paper Price?Tnaa* Cists 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 perhaps." . 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 the land.