THE EVEHTHO STAB,
fPBLIIHEl) ETKRT AFTERNOOH,
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.
WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, JULY 19, 1856.
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,
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
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.
Charles Wa ter, No. 397 D street
ino. M. Taornton,corner First street and Virginia
Jam -a William*, No. 99 Four-and-a half street.
Cape. J. p. L'ty, No. 474 Pennsylvania avenue.
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
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
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,
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
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.
Chart** C. Latfarop, iJi Spruce strwat.
Alexander Whlldan, marchaat, 14 North Front
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
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
mtf 9m DAVID MYERLR. Agent.
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
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
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
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
* 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
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
On stock of the loan of 1912, a premium of 10
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.
m29-dtl2Nov Secretary of the Treasury.
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,
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.
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.
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*.
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
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.
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.
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
Ilf THE PRICE OF BOOTS AND GAITERS
I HAVE ON COMMISSION, FOR A PHIL
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.
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;
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.
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
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
Camp Fires of the Red Men, at
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
je*-tf_ JOHN F. ELLIS'S.
Fashionable life, by m a r y h.
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
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
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
ID" The leafce on the above property will be
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
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
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
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.
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.
'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
J? '*? "eat to Lammond's, 480 7th st
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
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
"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
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
41 The ring Is round that hath no end.
So is my love for you my friend."
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
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
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
"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
ttlagie oopy, per ananmT. ?! *
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
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
"Popping the question!" said Lawyer
" 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."?
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
If three things are white?skin, taeth, and
If tbreo things black?eye, eyebrows, and
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
If three thinga narrow?mouth, waist and
If three things large?arm, hip and calf;
If three things fine?lips, hair, and fingers;
If three things small?nose, head and bo
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
Taste the tweet of ber lips In the moment of #:ee,
A?d twist the cat's tale when she jumps on your
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
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