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fPBLIIHEl) ETKRT AFTERNOOH, /KXCKPT 9WDAY,) it im Siw FuiHingf, tomir #/ P-mtflmmmi* ??r?*< Mrf KU*tntk ltr??|. By W. D. WALLACE, \YU1 bewrred to enbeerlbera by i?mere at MX X.ND A QUARTER CBNTS, payable weekly to tbe Ag?'?; P*P*w eerred In ?ickagee at 37# pet mootto To mail nbe?r1bers the sub Krlption price le THRBK DOLLARS AND FIP. TVClNTfiyea/male^e^.TV O DOLLARS for fix raoatka, and ONE DOL AR for three mo ntii?; for Iom than thfee mont ? at the rate of II \| uen'? ? week. ff 9INQL1 COPI1S ONB CgJfT. VOL. VIII WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, JULY 19, 1856. m I NO. 1,075. r?TKTW?A??.nM?v MOM capital and Surplxu ?1,3*8,1*1 IS. FARMERS AWD MECHANICS' INSUR ANCE CO . OF PHILADELPHIA. Oflc* n+rth ceit corner Pennsylvania aienue and 17/A WCity, D. C. STATEMENT OP BUSINESS FROM THE 1ST day of Aujuu to the 31st day of December, 1W: Annual received In ma-ine premium*..$6A.94t 31 fir j pram mm 39.908 H-j Total premium* for five months 108,151 13 L'*Prt*' l,250j()00 00 , . a 1,358,15 F"lS Invested a? follows: Bands of Allegheny county, p.ttabirg City?'. $70,72166 Kailr?ad b ?nd?, cost 33 400 00 Loan* on irst raartgafe of real estate.. 50.950 00 Do stock*, collateral. 30 384 00 0a*h in bank and on band 11,093 2-2 tap ta'-ubscnbed 1,04^700 00 Premium note-, not ma:nred 66 387 31 Buefrom ajent* (secured by bjnds)... 18.853 61 Expenses and commissions............ 11,662 33 ~ 1,358,151 13 T.?ta' am mat of losses reported to 1st January, 1856: j"",w * 66 **"?? 3.000 00 .. _ DIRECTORS. fl?n. Thos. B. Florence, Charles I)inge?, R!#rf* H. I'1"*?"*. Thoma? Manderfield, rharte* A Rub-cam, Edward R Helmb>M, (feerfe Helmbold, F Carroll Brewster, ? Nealt, I.aac Lmeh, Jr. *? FLORENCE, President. EDVTARD R. HELM BOLD, Secretary. ,?TjOCAL alJRVEYOR3. Charles Wa ter, No. 397 D street ino. M. Taornton,corner First street and Virginia avenue. * Jam -a William*, No. 99 Four-and-a half street. MARINE SURVEYOR. Cape. J. p. L'ty, No. 474 Pennsylvania avenue. OENBRAL SUPERINTENDENT. John Thomason. TSe business of ibis C>;mpa ly will compare fa vjrab'y with the most successful of similar institu tions in the United States. Prom the 1st day of Aogwt, 1855, in Are montha, up t ? 1st January, 1856, the premium* received am ?un>?d to the la'ge sum of one fcunlred and eight tn?i?and, ona hundred and flfiy-one dollars, with ?nly tony six hundred anj six y six dollars losses rspwui With the*? evidence* of success and food maa af m*nt, the directors feel justified In soliciiiun a ?hars of public patronage, be!ieviu< that the secu rity og--eJ is ample an J that all fair claum will be aJnies? m#fe*ccord,n*to ^?|uity ihan legal teclini With a view o'aTordlng ample indemnity to the public, the company have deported with MB89R3 DUNCAN, SHBRM AN, A CO., OF NMW YORK, THIIR BANKERS, ' Cash axd premium aotej to provide an accruing TYtut Fund of One Hundred Thousand Dollar?, ' To hs held by them as alditional security to policy I holders fir ihe payment uf losses. Tas campa iy is prepared to is*ti? policies ariinst l?s? or damage bv lire on DWKLLING8, FUANl TUltM, MILLS, NANUFACruKIU, WARE !|ol'SKS, all dsscrip.ions of BUILDINGS, aud tasir c intent', nr all kinds of MSRCUANDlHE transported by VMSSkLS. ST1AMB JATS, CA NAL B JATS, AAIL IOADS, and the usual con* vra ice* to or from any pornon of E'JROPa and AMBKICA, and on Hie liulls of STEAMBOATS uavigaung u?e western wa.?rs The taies of premium will b* as I w ai other cam^ande*, and in flx;ng them every i?aprovrm*nt in consuti?:ion and a-rangem'nt will b; taken into consideration. All tesses speedily a Ijusted and promptly paid. Offl.-a northwest c rner Pennsylvania avenue B'd Seveu^euth street, Wa hington city, D. C. Insurance may aUo be ejected at the Horn* O'fUs, -N rrtKwtM corner Wa'.nut and Second Streets. P\Ua ielfKia. Also,a*.theC<impa-iy*soffioe?: New York? A W Tn mp^on, No 10 Wa 1 street. Boston? Oliver Brewster, No 4 S:are street Ealtim ?re? B. H. Rieha-dson, No 72 Ba timore yirs-.t. <;incin nati?Tavior k Anthony. Cha-leston?f, H Tay lor, No. 121 E. Bay street N-w Orleaia? Tla man Doane. Montgom-ry-Albert W lhams. MobiIi>? A. C. Wa ifh. PiiL-birg?T. J ilunter, No. 90 VAa.er strset Savannan- A. Wiibur. No. Ill Bay street. Aagusta?Girardey, Why:eA Cx Atianta Mar;us A. Bell. Trent ia?Narr k Cecils. Pond du La>?Robert A Baker. Vicksbjrg?J Putnam. Buffalo?A Barker. Mempfiis-W. E Milton. Detrait?Tnomas Pa'm-r k S-m Milwaukie? A Wellington llart. VVeilsburg, Virg nia-Uanforth Brown, jr. Erie, Pannsylvana?Alien A C/alg Wyoming, P nn-y vania R. C Smith. Louta viiis?il. H. l imb'! lak?. Nadivllld- Joseph Nash. Port!aaJ?D Robi son, jr. Cnica^o ?M p. Ward Sas F. aicfsco ? Wildam Biggs. St Louis?Thos B. Conrte^.ay, general ateni tor the sonihern and western dace*. Aad in other prin:ipal cities of the Uaued S a:es by authorized atfisers of the fom P?nT? je 14-jyl AUENCY OF THE Alliance Inxaranee Co. of Philadelphia, Capital 1300,000! Annual report for tub year ending January 1, 1856. AM.Mof IB* c?apaay. eoutlating of Bonds saS Mortstraa ?n iDtinaHriJ rail wuil tllt.SSS SS ?f otti?r C?ffor . Ism, wsr'.h par a* tJS SS Oua M hlld Sl'lSA XS Bill* ottSUIa< sf kfsrlaa o*tss *d J sSsrt Isms $SS,MJ 7# SMC MM t i.lSS SS II,m TO tl?,4M OS rsMipls f?r prta'ani 4srt*( tb? yssr ' SS r44 for ItUM >sS *(yeu*?s Sartox fur 71,IM M P M. M'iRiARTY, Prealdant. J. MORRIS THOMPSON, Secretary THE GREAT WESTERN FIRE IN8VK ANCK CO OF PUILA DELPHI A ? L*pital IS00,(MI. Charter Perpetual. DiaacToas." Chart** C. Latfarop, iJi Spruce strwat. Alexander Whlldan, marchaat, 14 North Front ?tr??(. Joha C Hunter, firm ot Wright, Hunter k. Co. I E Tracey, Arm of Trscey A dater. John R McCardy, flriri of Jonea, White A McCurdv Isaac Hazlehnrat, attorney and couaaellor. Jam?? M Smith, Irm of Jas B Smith A Co. Tn?o W Baker, ttrm of Tracy A Baker. R ?. Walton. 380 Market street Taomas K Llmarlck, 5>4 Sprue* street JehnJ Baker, Goldsmith's Hall CHAKLKS C LATH RoP, President. THOMAS K LIMERICK, Secretary. Risks changed from other companies to this, no charge fjr policy ft* Enquire at the offlce of J E Kendal', over R Morrow's Exchange OSce Brst door West of W. B. Todd'a Hat Store, on Pennsylvania avenue. mtf 9m DAVID MYERLR. Agent. ANTUONY MUCHLY, UNDERTAKER, Shop and Residanee Mo SOS Penn'a avanue, aoatk aiiie, between 9th and 10th its. Having provided himself with an ELEGANT HEARSE, and all neceaaar? conveniences fori properly conducting hl? baaWieaa, would resoectfuLly inform the public that he la fully prepared to til all ordera entrusted to him, at the shortear notice, and In the best manner A large ?apply of READY-MADE COFFINS of all sizes, always on hand, whleh will be fur nished oa the most reason?ble terms. As heretofore, no pains will be spared to give entire satisfaction on all occaslona. N B.?Resld>ne on the premises orders will be promptly attended t > at all hoars feb 7-fy J. CONNELLY* Undertaker, Ns 443 Seventh street, we it ?td?, bet O and Ht WOULD RESPECTFULLY INFORM lh? citizens of Walhlngtoo and. the adjolalng eountlea that he la 1 Prepared to attend to all ordera at tae shortest notice and on the moat liberal termu, He will spare no palas to give entire aatiafketion on aJl occasions. Be guarantees to preaerve the dead la the warirest weather for any length of time A large snpplv of ready made COFFINS of all sizes and q uaJltles, always on hand. Shroads, Carriages, Hearses, and every othar trticle furnished of this beat qaallty. A snare of the public patronage la respectfully ?ollelted. mix ?4_tf DAKCLAY'I NMW DICTIONARY, eon ?* talnlng an epitome at History. Biography, aad fee useful Bole-aces FERwUSON. ?? *>? neat to l^amuond, 4S9 7tn ?t OFFICIAL. Tkiasurt Dipartkint, May V, 18M. Notice is hereby given to the holder* of the stock Issued pursuant to the act of Congress of *?d inly, 1844, that such stock is redeemable by its terms, and will bo paid at the Treasury on tbe surrender of the oertlficates thereof, on the 13th of November next, when interest thereon will cease. * This department will continue to purchase such stock 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 reaeh the vendor: On such stock received at the Treasury between the 1st day of June and the 31 st day of July, in elusive, one-half of one per cent, en the amounts specified in the certificates; On such stock received between the 1st and 31st days of August, one-fourth of one per cent; And on such stock received after the3lst day of August, the Interest accrued thereon, and one day's additional interest only, will be paid. Certificates of such stock transmitted unaer 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 thesumof $1,500,000shall be previously ob'ained, and will pay for the same, in addition to the in terest accrued from the day of th? last dividend of Interest, and one day's additional interest for the money to reaoh the vendor, the following rates of premium: On stock of the loan of 1912, a premium of 10 per cent.; On st>>ck of the loans of 1347 and 1949 a premium of 1ft per cent.; And on stock issued under the act of 9th Sep tember, 1950, commonly called Texan Indemnity stock, a premium of ft per cent. Certificates transmitted under this notice should be duly assigned to the United States by the par ty entitled to reoeive 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. Paymeat for all the foregoing stocks will be anade by drafts on the assistant treasurers at Bos ton, New York, or Philadelphia, as the parties entitled to receive the money may direct. JAMBS GUTHRIE, m29-dtl2Nov Secretary of the Treasury. HATS! HATS! JUST RECEIVED A FULL SUPPLY OF nne drab Beaver ventila ted HATS, which I offer at S3 50; they are the best Hats for the price In the United States. The best black dress Hats got up In the latest style for S3 50. as good as those usually sold at $5: and a good fashion able Hat at S3, worth SI; and a first-rate Hat, S2 50. The best materials and the best workmanship is employed to produce a $5 Hat, which is sold for S3 50. We do a cssh business, meet with no los i, but give each customer full value for his money. Felt and Straw Hats unusually lew. N B Agent for Drlscoll's Balm of a Thousand Flowers Price 25 cents per bottle ANTHONY, 7th street, near Pa. ayenue, Agent for a New York Hat Compaay. mS4-tf !V B W T O M'S HOTEL, ALEXANDRIA. 7A. THE PROPRIETOR BEGS LEAVE TO IN form his frl'nls and the public that this house has just be?n thoroughly renova ted and greatly Improved ; ana is now un-JBi& surpassed by any similar establfeihment in the country either for elegance or substantial comfort The Bedding and Furniture, generally, are new throughout, and of the best kind Baths, also, have been added and will be in readiness. To ttiese grestly Improved means of administering to the comfort ana accommodation of his guest he will a ways add his o wn unremitting exertions, and those of the best Assistants ami Servants that can be had His House offers inducements not found else where to travellers visiting the Virginia Spring ; as you o .n enjoy a comfortable night's rest with out tbe uncomfortably ??arly start required either firoin W as hi ngton or Bal' I more. Travellers com ing to this house are cautioned asralnst contracting with any one connected with ?' Whaley's Omni bus Line," either at the Depotln Washington, or Baltlmor*, or on b^ard theSteambots. as they are in no way 'onneeted with Newton's Hotel. My own Omnibuses and those of " Hugh Latham" will always be In readiness at the landings with attentive porters and careful drivers, to convey pjssangers and baggage to the Hotel Jy 17-eolm ALBERT G NEWTON. The undersigned respectful ly informs his friends and the public gener ally that he has sold to William N. H. Maack the good will, machinery, bottles., fixtures, Ac., belonging to his Mineral Water Factory. JOHN McKEON. Having purchased the above.the undersigned, in connection with bis present facilities, will be able to supply the public at all times with the best PORTER, ALE, CID"R and M1N ER AL WATER Ina p>re 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* Corner 4* and N sts., Island. SlittMBK AND UAl'/E LNDftK UAK* meats for geatlemea.?We Invite attention of Gentlemen In want of Slslk, Lisle Thread, Merino, or Cotten Under Garments, for the pres ent season, to our superior stock. Wearedeter mined to sell them from this day forth at reduced prices, as we wish to prepare for the fall trade. Qlve us a call and buy cheap GEO H B. WHITE CU., Gent's Furnishing Store, 332 Pa. av , bet. 9.h and 10th sts Jy 12 NOTItE WE WOULD INFORM our customers and the public genera ly that we bsve just received a lot of ntw goods consisting of a large assortment of all kinds of HOUSE rURNISHING ARTICLES, CHILDREN'S CABS, BATHING TUBS, Ac. Please give us a call next door to C. Woodward's old stand, No. 31ti Penn avenue, between 10th and 11*h streets. jylSftt C WOODWARD A SON. capon amines. Route?orange and Alexandria Railroad at 7 a. m., to the Manassas Junction : .Manassaad^^ Gap Railroad to Strasburg , J. H. Kemp's line ot Stages to Capon Springs, arriving at the Springs by 5 o'clock In the altern on. jy 2-lm MANASSES GAP RAILROAD. FOR MOUNT YKRHON. ON TUE8DAY8 AND FRIDAYS.?FARE, ROUND TRIP, SI: FROM - -XT**" t*. ALEXANDKlA75CENTS.-ThejM3flKfe steamer THOMAS COLLYER leaves W ashing - ton attend Alexandria at o'clock. Coaches leave the Capitol for the boat at 8J^ o'clock. Coach fare It cents. Parsons wishing the coaches will leave their residence with George A Thomas Parker. Refreshments on the boat. ap*~tf SAM'L GBDHRV, Captain. Hands on tour pocket-books, THE WHITE HATS AKE ABOUT ? We bive a very fine assortment of Fashion - . . I*. ? k J L?.li ?? _ * _ m u able White Beaver and Kelt Hats, of all qualities and prlc s, to which we respect fully Invite the atteatlon of all in want. We of ter thetu at reduced prices. Call at GEO H B. WHITE A CO.'S Fashionable Mat Cap, and Gent's Furnrshlag Establishment, 332 PennsyL vania avenue, between tth and 10th sts. Jy i2 W1RK DISH C'dVKRS, round and oblong all si see, for sale low by Jtlu ;w FRANUfS, 490 7th sUeet. 19 BAJOU'S MID AND OTHER GLOVES. J NO H. SMOOT, No. lit BRIDGE STREET, Georgetown, has received, from New.?? York, ladles BaJou's KID GLOVES, white, black and colored; cents, de do . ladles and gents JafTita Silk and Lisle Thread Gloves. Also, a first rate assortment of hleached and brewn Cotton How, all qualltiee; 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 get ting a good article as cheap as the same quality can be bought elsewhere. ml-tr JOHN H. 8MOOT. REMOVAL. Dr. munson has taken and fitted up the house formerly occupied by Major Robert Key worth. No. 338) 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 Alien s Patent, for the excellency of which over all other styles of teeth, many now wearing them in this city, will cheerfullv vouch There Is one Dentist In this citv 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 Patent Continuous Gum Teeth, when proj>?rlf constructed, it Is because h<? Is igaorant of the process. Incompetent to make the work, or Is unwilling to pay for the patent. Dr M. 1st-now extracting teeth without pain by a new and perfectly safe proeees. References as In former advertisement. Jel6-tf . DENTAL SI!ROERY. DR WILLIAM A. FRANKLIN HAVING taken rooms at No. 448 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 i-eotf GREAT REDUCTION Ilf THE PRICE OF BOOTS AND GAITERS I HAVE ON COMMISSION, FOR A PHIL adelphla manu facturer, a fi'st rate Sewed or Pegged Calf-Skin BOOT at S3 6*2. full ss good as those usually sold at S5 or S6; aid a French Calf Patent Leather G AITER at S3 50, as good as any at S5; a first rate Calf (Jailer at S3 50, these are the best goods that is (or ever were) sold in the District for the price; for the proof, come and see for yourself. Terms positive'y cash. No extra profit charged to o&set bad debts. Call at the SEW YORK HAT STORE, Seventa street near Pennsy.vania avenue. m 24 tf ANTHONY,Agent. CHAUNCY WARRINER, WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER. ANI> IMAL1R IH Pine Watches, Jewelry, and Silver Ware. Gold seals, fob and vest chains, FINE JEWELRY, SI L- - ? - VKR SPOONS, FORK*, GOBLETS, CUPS. Ac., for lale at New Y"rk prices. ' REPAlRING. ? The Chronometer, Duplex, Lever, Cylinder, Repeating, .Musical, and other WATCHES repair d. Also, JEWELRY, Ac. No. 3"*) Pennsylvania Avencb, brtw'n Sixth and Seventh streets, Browns' Hotel building, sign of the GOLDEN WATCHES, ap SiMf W ashi ngton. | tOMMODORE PERRY'S EXPEDITION . V J Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas aiid 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 U- Bookstore, near tth 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 prlco 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 Silks and all kinds of sum mer dress goods. We will not charge more than cost nor take less. Good bargains may be expected. CLAGETT, NEWTON, MAY A CO. Jy 9-10t corner Penn. avenue and ?th street. B EAUTIPUL ENGRAVINGS SELLING off at a sacrifice, at ELLIS'S, jy 8-tr 306, between 8th and 10th streets* SLEEVE BUTTON* AND STUDS. WE OPEN TO-DAY A LARGE ASSORT ment of plain gold and fancy Sleeve But tons and Studs, to wliich we invite attention. M W GALT A BRO., Je'27 M4 Penn. a v., bet ttth and 10th streets. GAUZE MERINO ANU SILK UNDER SHIRTS AND DRlWEKS. Another and very large supply of Gentlemen's Underdress this day opened, of every variety of site 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 18-tf Salesroom, Browns' Hotel. M*~ OH AIR, MADRAS, AND IUMMEK STOCKS AND TIES ?All la want of these articles will please give us a call, and examine our assortment Prices low for cash. GEO H. B WHITE A CO , Gent's Furnishing Store, tfi, Pa. ave , bet 9th and luth streets. Jy 12 P?R SALE.?A PORTABLE STEAM EN GIN R, three horse power, locomotive boiler It has be^n In use at this office, and is offered for sale because It Is replaced with an engine of much greater power It will be found extremely ser viceable, and will be sold low fur cash, je 24-tf FIR LIOHT LITERATURE, Periodicals. Statlrnery, Standard Works, balm of 1,000 Flowers, Ac. Call at FERUUSON'S, 7th St.. jy 9 next to LsmmondV Gerard, the lion killer Rachel snd the New World Tangletown Letters Camp Fires of the Red Men, at FERGUSON'S, Je 30- next to Lammond, 496 7th street. SPECTACLES, EYE GLASSES, Ac.? Gold, Silver, tne Steel, and Plated Specta cles. Gold, Steel, Shell,and Buffalo Eye Glasses of all focuses. Also, Magnifiers of every description, suitable for engravers, physicians, draughtsmen. Ae. *0+Particular attention paid to the selection of Glasses suited to the eyes of weaters. New Glasses pui into old frames. M. W GALT A BRO , Jewelers, Jy li-tf 384 Pa ay., bet. 9th and 10th sts. PEN and POCKET KNIVES, SCISSORS Raxms, Ptrops, Sh#rlng Soap and Cream ^ntng off to discontinue the business, at JOHN F ELLIS'S, jy 8-tr 308 Fa avenue, bet flth and loth sts. FLNS SELLING OFF AT A GREAT sa crifice, at je*-tf_ JOHN F. ELLIS'S. Fashionable life, by m a r y h. Eastman The Kingdom which shall not be destroyed, by Rev J. Oswald Hand-Book of American Llteraturei Historical, Biographical and Critical The War Path, by J. B. Jones The Nortn American Revltwfor July DeBow's Review for July John Halifax, Gentleman, jy ? FRANCK TAYLOR. (CORPORATION STOCK.??S,Ono Corpo J ration of Washington Stock for sale at feb *J6- -tf CHUBB HROTH hit y Houses, Ac., for Rent and Sale. F?? l?!iT-t.he desirable store, ?PP??Jt? Crntr* Mar ket, fitted up with shelving, counter, gas fixtures, awning, Ac. Possession given immediately ApprytoRQBT. C BROOKE . jy Ltf pOR RENT-THE TWO NEW three n ? ^2 ^.rtck Ht>U8M on 7th "tree*, opposite Centre Market Persons wishing to open a Res <?"?" cuoot and 1, ,h.cltT? mo? ??|Jl?" R. II L*?KBV, ^ _ No. 36 Lousiaaa aveaue. F'!* RE*T~A ?R'OK HOUSE,?ITUA tedon ?th street, near the corner of M. In quire of P. M MaGRUDER, Dry Good and a hoe Store, corner 7th and 1 street. je21-tf F?,RJ?ALE^rA TRACT OP LAND, CON l tilnlag about 45 acres, on the Heights of Georgetown, being a part of the Valley Vl?w Firm, the residence of the late John H: King f.rraS<ni ? "P?1; '* ?Pe of Lhe most desirable sites in the District for a fine private residence; about ?0 acres of this tract Is a beautiful grove of tim ber the balance cleared and in a high state or cul a vThe ""m,nU ?f ??*?? Is from 350 to 4mfeet, above tide water, and has a ine view of Washington,^ Georgetown, and the adjaoent val ley of the Potomac. It will be sold entire or in lots Also, a large Frame Dwell log-house and Lot i^gtSu^Tty" aDd H BtTeHs west' Wash' V,ew Farm, or to Dr. H. King, ? Lrw,peot 8twti Georgetown, D C je 18-tf fIntjpl] K. J. KING FSJLSF" TJJJ.? ?HRER STORY BRICK . i 5 in^' wlth fIleMlve Back Building, a large lot of ground attached, with a pump of good water In the yard, situated on K street, nearly op pusite the Brewery To a good tenant the rent win be made moderate. Apply to COM s CAS8IN, or at GODEY & CO'S , Llrce Kiln,' Beall street, between Congress and Washington streets, Georgetown. m 2-eotf pOR SALE OR RENT.?LOT NO 1, IN * Square No. 353, corner of E street south and 10!h street west, near the Steamboat Wharf, con taining about 10, BOO square feet, recently occupied by J no. W. Martin's blacksmith and wheelwright shops. 6 Also, for rent, Square No. 5?2, between 2d and 3d streets west, and H and I streets north, con taining 2# acres; now occupied by Mr. H. N. Lansdale. On the square, which will be enclosed with a good fence, is a stable and carriage house, and the land in excellent order and wed situated for cultivation. Possession given on the flwt of April. An abundance of excellent gravel and san<W on the premise?, for sale Inquire of mar 8?eolwAgtf JOSEPH INGLE. VfALUABLE BUILDING LOTS FOR SALE, v I have for sale a large number of Buldlng Lots in different parts of tn? city, very favorably located either for residences or business. Ap Ky to WILLIAM H PHILIP, Attorney at Law, o.40, Loulslitea avenue, nearfith street, mi eo FOR RENT -FOUR NEW SMALL BRICK House* Just finished, immediately northwest of the Capitol, between B street and the Railroad Depot. Apply at the Capitol extension to FRAN CIS J. BROOKS. m 15-eotf ouild1ng 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 Stcre, Pennsylvania avenue, third floor, front room. ap21-eo3m DAVID MYERLE. POR RENT, WITH OR WITHOUTSTEAM 11|,?WBH -The large, airy, convenient, fcnd well finished Hall next door to the Star Build ings It is 50 by 80 feet in the clear, with high ceiling, and Is capitally lighted. Also, the store immediately under the west half of said hall, 25 by SO feet, fronting directly on Pennsylvania avenue, in the heart of the business portion there of, (no other such desirable bu-lness stands are now being r ffered to the public ) They will be rented separately or together. For terms applv to GEORGE HILL, Papermaker, Bridge street, a few doors west of the omnibus stand, George town, or at the Star Office counter. N ? B.?If renters desire to carry on ^ny business requiring steam power, they can be accommo dated with sharing attached to the new and pow erful engine of the Star Newspaper and Job Printing Office, manufactured by the Messrs. Ellis, and arranged so as to furnish ample power, if required, to reuters of the premises advertised above. 20-tf ID" The leafce on the above property will be sold. FOR RENT?SEVERAL HANDSOME Par lors and Chambers, with board. Also, table and transient board Inaaire at Mr*. SMITH'S, 233 F street. Vv 27-tf 8100 REWARD. RAN AWAY FROM THE SUBSCRIBER, on Sunday, the 13th of July, NEGRO MAN JOE, who calls himself Joe Bond Joe is about 5 feet 8 Inches high,, tfa dark jP mulatto < olor, with white or grey eves, very stoutly built, with a downcast look. HadoT when he left, a blue cotton shirt and pantaloona' He usually wears, when dressed, a blue cloth coat with velvtt collar. I will give the above reWhrd if taken out of the State of Mar>land, or #50 if taken In the State and secured so that I get him again Thera is no doubt that Joe will endeavor to get to a free State. Dr. PHILIP R EDELEN, jy 15-eo3t* Plscataway, Md. mantillas: a# -m-mantillasT FOR THE LARGEST AND CHEAPEST Assortment of LACE ANDJSILK MANTILLAS Call at the MANTILLA EMPORIUM OP MAXWELL & BRO , ? _ , . 328 Pa avenue. N. B ?A few more of these (new and beauti ful styles) EMBROIDERED MARSEILLES BASQUES Just received. jy l5-eo3t FOR OKNTLEMEN. New spring voods, embracing i_ general variety of the newest and prettiest styLes and fashions. Orders promptly filled. Constantly on hand a good supply or Garments ready made, of superior quality. Also, fine Dress Shirts, with Gaute, Silk, and Cotton underdress, Furnishing and Toilet Goods in variety. A. H YOUNG, Merchant Tailor and Clothier, Browns'Hotel mar 26-wtf Pa. avenue. CABAS, WORK CASES, RETTICL'LES. PORTFOLIOS, *c. Hutchinson * munro have recelvrd direct from the manufactures a fine assortment of the above, embracing manynewand desirable styles, and which they are enabled to sell at greatly red iced prices Also, constantly on hand a large assortment of Porte Monies, Card Cases Portfolios, Writing Cases, Ac hutchinson k MONRO, july* 310 Pa av? bet 9th and 10th streets. JVTOTICE?ALL PERSONS HAVING bills Iv against the office of the Slxt. Auditor of the Treasury for the Post Office Department, for sta tionery, blank books, binding, or other contin gent expei^es, are hereby notified and requested promptly to present the same for payment, in du plicate, properly receipted, four days before the end of every month, In order that they may be Included in the disbursing agent's account fur the month In which they may be returned; other wise, payments may be delayed until the end of the next succeeding month . ? D- D LINDSAY. Jy ll-d'Jw Disbursing Clerk. WORMWOOD CORDIAL. 'PHE GENERAL DEPOT FOR THE SALE ?A of thecelebrated WORMWOOD CORDIAL and Levy's celebrated Bitters, so well known for the cure of all summer complaints, constantly on hard and for sale at wholesale prices* by JONAS P LEVY, A7* Pa. avenue, Wines, Liquors, Segars, and groceries. Jy 11-2w ? AVER'S NEW NOVEL?MART1N8 OF 9ro ,&?artin? *?y Charles Lever; *2% cents. Heien Lincoln, a tale, by Carrie Capron: 75c. History of the American Bible Society, by W. P Strickland, D D , with an Introduction bv Dr, Rice, of Cincinnati: fl 50 J oat published and for sale at TAYLOR & MAURY'S jy 18-tr Bookstore, near 8th street. L. J. 1V1IDDLETON, DEALER IN ICE, OJUti and Southwest corner of F and Twelfth streets feb*7-t/ JUST RECEIVED, LONDON ART JOUR NAL and other Books, Periodicals ard Pn P?r-. FERGUSON. J? '*? "eat to Lammond's, 480 7th st EVENING STAR. VALENTINE'S EVE; Or, (be WayCacle Sam reppcd the Oues tin Fifty letrt?|?. W e were a merry set that night at Union Hill as ?rcr played loft my glove yesterday, round the big fireplaoe of a oabin 44 way out West." We bad all come together to upend Valen tine's Ere, in a merry making at Squirt White's, who had just moved out of the old log into the new brick, and made a 44 house warming," as they used to call the first party in a new house. It was just twenty yean ago, a warm genial February, and the sugar trees had been tapped, and a nioe run of sap had filled the buckets, tubs and troughs, and Madam White, who had as kind a heart a* ever beat under a bome-mado gown, set the big kettlo of rich syrup before the fire and said we should 44 sugar off." We had all got ciroled round the big fire place, each with a saucer or wooden trencher, and a spoon or a paddle in hind, ready for an onslaught, as soon as Aunt Polly should say, " Fall to and help yourselvos,'' when in came Uncle 6am from the field ; his round, rosy, happy face, radiant with mirth and glee, and bis heart beating as genial and warm as the great fire in bis chimney that sent ita glow over every brow in the rown " Oh Uncle bam, Undo Sam?Now for that long promised story?Now for " popping the question," oriel half a dozen voices at once. 44 Do father White,*' said Lawyer C , who had somehow got out Into the country to spend Valentine. 44 Let us have the story by all means. I have been on the point of popj ping the question these five year!*, but did not kn<;w how ; and if you will give us your ex perience, I may find in it the way and means wf escaping from single blessedness " "Do, do: come now, uncle Sam,"crioda pretty black-eyed rogue of sixteen, as she sent a stolen qlance over the shoulder of the stately Miss Ellen, the belle of the village, who stood pattiDg her spoon in the bottom of her saucer, as if unconscious of the deep mean ing in the lawyer's last words. ? Well, well, bless my stars, boys and girla, don't all talk at once. Marm, is your sugar most done ? Sit down, or stand up?don't care which?but keep still for cn;e in your lives, ten minutes, and I'll tell you all about it." "Oh! Uncle sam, I'm so glad, I won't speak a word " 44 Here Ned Wilson, take Jenny Lee under your care, bit down by her side, yonder on the settee, and ?ee she don't trouble me agin, if ehe does, ;eal up her lips, Nod?you ltnow how, and Uncle Sam took his seat in the old arm-chair, in the centre of the group, took the auid from his cheek, and threw it into the nro and began: 44 Thirty years ago to-night?" 44 Laws a me, Mr. White, what's the use; dou't be telling the youngsters any of your yarns," said Adnt Polly, as she lifted up a ladleful of syrup, and let it run out slowly into the kettle again, to see if it was getting ropy 41 Never mind, never mind, wife?you land the lasses. Just thirty years ago to-night, I made up my mind I'd go to Squire Porter's and pop ?the question to Polly. 1 had been trying six months to get at it, but somehow, just as I was going to out with it, my heart would take to thumping, and my tongue would cling to the roof of my mouth, and there was the^end of it. All nonsense, boys, nonsense? the girls arc willing enough '' 44 Oh Uncle Sam how dare you ?" 41 Ned Wilson what did I tell you to do ?" There was a report like?no matter?the cherry lips were sealed. 441 had failed, as I said, as often as once a week, for the last six months, and now I was determined to get through, somehow, so I got sister Ruth to cut me a valentine?(she was well at. I tell ye)?all hearts and darts, and true-love knots, with varses around in among 'em?such as? 41 The ring Is round that hath no end. So is my love for you my friend." And? 44 Roses red, and violets blue, Pinks Is pietty, and so are you." 44 Sure as the vine grows round the stump, 9e sure you are my sugar lump." To which I added a rbyiue out of my own head, all the one I ever made, boys, I guess, but it went to her heart, I reckon? 41 Oh, wliat can cure my melancholy, Nothing on earth?but you Mi?s Polly." I sent this by Bill in the morning, as be wont up to school. lie went rite by Squire Porter s, and I promised him a red handsled if he would tell nobody. "Keep shady, Dill," said I. ''Tight as a clam," said he Thinks 1 to my self- agin she gets that all read over, sk?'ll begin to guets what I'm artcr when I get up there, to-night. 44 I and lather had to go up into the dead- : ening that day to chop wood for the district Bless my stars, how cold it was?the wind blew through the bare limbs of the old oaks and maples liko wrath. But my heart beat double quick time, you know, boys, how it goes, and I chopped away like bl*xes. ,4 You re in a hurry, Sam, ain't you," said the old man 44 No other way to keep.warm, father," said I, but I warn t cold not a bit. We kept at it all day, and a long day it was I tell ye Just before sundown we turned in, and shoul dering our axes started for home. 4> Sam," said the old man,44 I'm right tired myself, and you may go down to the lower meadow and fodder the stock." Off I struck like mad. for I krew it would take me till pitch dark to get done if I had to do it alone, and then I'd have my supper to cat, my beard to take off, and fix up, and walk a mile and a half, and it would be nigh on to eight o'clock when I'd git up to the Squire's. The snow was falling a perfect sheet, and the wind blew harder and harder, and I knew that niarin would be up about my going out rich a night, for mothers used to know something about boys in them days ; 1 thought their never wa? sich a night, and I guess there wasn't neither. Old brindle didn't get any more than a full dose of nubbins ; and like as not dobbin found the hay rack empty 'fore morning Marm had mush and milk for supper?and bang the mush it wouldn't cool, aud I burnt my mouth ta a blister first da?h ; I slammed down the spoon and pushed back the stool. 44 What's the matter, Sain?" said father. 44 Nothin'," said 1^ Sue looked at Tom, and Tom looked at Bill, and Bill couldn't keep in 4* Sam's going up to the Squire's," he snickered out. Father looked at marm, and she blowed her mush, and they didn't speak a word. So I put up the ladder to put on my butternut breecbe*. striped vest, and blu* hunting shirt. Warn t there a giggling when I started ? Bill had told. All the way up I was thinking how I should fix it to get a chance. The Squire and his wife were strict old church members, and I knew they'*' not go to bed .and leave I and Polly to talk it out; 'twas too ?old and stormy to be out on the porch to look at thb moon ; and no kind of a chance for a sliditi spree on the pond and only one room in the house. When I got there I walked bold up to the door, my heart beat agin my pocket as if it would bust clean out; but I was determined, so I gin an awful loud knock. " Walk in," said the Squire. 44 Good even ing, Samuel," said he, "how's the folks to hum?" "Middling, I thank ve, Squire; how do you all do here?" said I, as 1 walked up to the fire and pullbd off my left mitten, and ?tuck out my hand as it was cold. " So as to be stirring," said he,44 take a cheer. Zeb, band Samuel a cheer.* _ The old Squire was sitting in tha right oor THE WEEKLY STAR. Tlila escallflnt Family u4 Newe JaoMMl?con talnlng a greater variety eflBtaraetlBg reading tfcaa can be found la any atbar?4s published en Satur day morning ttlagie oopy, per ananmT. ?! * TOCLVM. Five copies |i oo Tan wptfi ? aa Twenty II Mb Lr Ca??, unaitaiT ia Atuaoi. Single copies (la wrappm) am ba praouiad connter. Immediate!* after tba Issue of tba Pricf-Titia Ciara PoaVaaaTaaawboactaai^ a commission of twenty per cent nar of tba fireplace with hie rad woollen Bight cap on, toasting his toes, with a candle in una hand and a newspaper In t'other. Mann Porter sat at hf elbow daraing Mocking*. next to her sat Polly, and then Ana; Jack and Eph were churning ovar in t'other eor ner, tarn about; Zeb and Dick were dressing axe helves; and Betsy and Kate ware paring apple? to make pies the next morning; Mary and Emmie, and Job and John were playm* Jack straws with the babv on the floor. I took my seat near Polly. She and Ann wera working at the corners of the same blanket, putting on the roses or soma other foolory, with blue and red yarn of their own spin ning and coloring?not tike the cruelties you gate work with now-a-days. " How in the deuce 1 was to fix it X could ?ot tell If the gals had not bean at work on the same blanket, I'd a got 'em apart some* how ; bat there they was, their beads a'en jist a touch in?Polly was next to Abb, Ann was mighty busy, aad didn t know what my hand was doing behind her back; I reached around aad got Polly by the elbow. ? This Is an amating hot fire.' said I, and I httrbed a little back, and a little nearer to Polly, aad at the same time gin her arm a pinch. 1 be gan to grow saucy, talked to the old man, joked the boys, bat on the youngsters, and every now and then gare Polly a sJy piaoh. But that wan't popping the question. " 'B ut nine o'clock, said the Squire, lay ing down his paper, aad taking a long drink of cider from the stone pitcher that had been toasting before the fire " Pretty nigh on to *?<*1 time, ain't it, boys7" I knew that toa time was up, and he was set as the old beaab stump in tLe door yard?something mast ba done I gin Polly a tremendous pinch, She jumped half out of her eheer Down went ber darnin' needle behind Ann's cheer, and down went both onr hoads at once to look for it M Polly, said I, " is it a bargain '. ' 44 Yae, if pupa is willing,'' said she. The needle was found Maybe our lips hadn t sealed tba contract. Polly t face was aa red as her mad der K'jvn, and I??"' " Polly, Polly, you're letting the sugar all run over, what on airth are .you thinking about?" "Popping the question!" said Lawyer O ? " W asn t there a shout of mirth and a clap* ping of hands just then ?" LiHGiL Responsibility ?Judge Minot, ot Pennsylvania, has laid down the following rules of law, as applicable to physicians. 1. The medical man engages that he possesses a reasonable degra of skill, such as is ordinarily possessed by a profession generally. 2 lie engages to exercise that skill with reasonable care and diligence. 3. lie engages to exer cise his best judgment, but it not responstble for a mi state- of judgment. Beyond thia the defendant is not responsible The patient himself mast be responsibla for all else ; if ha desires the highest degree of skill and eara, he must secure it himself. 4 It is a rule ot law that a medical practitioner never insuree the result. These are received in general aa sound views, and such as will govern every enlightened ccurt. There could scarcely be a greater absurdity that to requre physicians and surgeons to insure the recult when they can in no case control all parts of the treat ment. Few serious casas are carried through a single day, and many not a single hour, without a violation of instruction! on the part of nurses and attendants. A* Ukfoktcnatb Roost er ? There are ob jection? to shanghais. no doubt, but we have nevsr thought of this: Mi 8 , an old resident in Stillwater. on the U :per Hudson introduced am<<ng his family of hens a few shanghais, including a rooster of formidable dimensions, who had "run to legs'' a good deal. His crow was peculiar, and easily distinguished from that of the other cocks One morning he had waited to hear a repetition of the usual summons, af ter being aroused by the ''shrillclarion" onco sounded, but be heard it Bot again. The pre eminent chanticleer was still. Mr S went out to see what had cauted tba silence. He found the rooster lying on his back with both legs out of joint. After an examination, he *et both leg*, the oock walked off and gava vent to his satisfaction in a lusty crow. In the v'erv act he dropped as if he had been shot. He had crowed his legs out of joint i?gjia ! He was kept three or t\>ur days and killed. "It was too much trouble," said Mr. S. "to set him up every time he crowed."? Knickerbocker. Biildikg Associations?These associa tions have become so mischievous in their ope ration in Connecticut that the Legislature at its recent -ession felt called upon to take them in haud In tee course of the discussion on the subject, Mr Maddox related an insiaiioe where, in three years, the bonus and interest paid in exceeded the value of his etock by *1,447. while the individual still owes the back ?2,403 In nine years he will have baan shaved $4,041 There was, however, found to he great difficulty in remedying the pa?t, but provisions was made against downright robbery in the future, by enacting that here after no bonus shall be taken of a greater rate than one-half of one per cent per month, and if a greater rate is taken the contract will be invalidated Other regulations are also toade for the protection of the borrower. The Thirty Biami!.?The old French ohronicler, Brantome, gives the Spanish ver sion of the thirty " ifa" of female beauty thus . If three things are white?skin, taeth, and hands; If tbreo things black?eye, eyebrows, and eyelashes; If three things red?lips, cheeks, and nails ; If three things long?waist, hair and hands ; It three things short-teeth, ears, and feet; If three things wide?breast, front tnd brow; If three thinga narrow?mouth, waist and ankle ; If three things large?arm, hip and calf; If three things fine?lips, hair, and fingers; If three things small?nose, head and bo som. Then are there thirty beauties in all. The Calci'Lat'.ns Maihis* and Gribdixo Machine ?Mr Charles Babbage, who lives in Dorset street, Manchester square, is much annoyed by organ grinlers The other day he desired Strini, the player of a large ma chine, drawn by a horse, to "move oo;" Strini not only rofused but was impertinent, and he was given into custody Mr. Loug, the Mtrylebone magistrate, asked Mr Lab bago if he had " a reasonable cause'?iu the words of the act of Parliament?for desiring Strini to be gone ? Mr. Babbage replied that.his literary and scientific studies were impeded by the street musician. Mr. Loug held this to be sufficient ground for putting the law in force, and he fined tba organ grin der 10s.?London paper. |y An Arkansas "Squire" got married during the past winter, and has since become enthnsiastis. Hear him : Oi there's not In this wide world a happier life Than to set by the stove-pipe and tickle year wife? Taste the tweet of ber lips In the moment of #:ee, A?d twist the cat's tale when she jumps on your knee. Too Warm to Work.?A number ot tae Richmond meohauios, employed in out door operations, hava bean compelled to lay asi<Je their tools and seek a shady spot where it can be fouud, in order to prevent melting A few hours exposure to the sun, such a day as yes terday, would change a fat man to a seek of oil, or bttke a lean one as brown aa a red her ring.