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WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, JUNE 29, 1857. NO. 1,387. THE EVENING STAR is PUBLISHED EVERT AFTERNOON, ?< EXCEPT-SUNDAY,) AT THE STAR BUILDINGS, Cormtr ?/ P- nnsylcama artnut, and 11(4 ItrtSl, Br W. D. WALLACH, and is aerved to subscribers by earners at SIX AND A QUARTER CENTS, payable weekly to he Aetata; papera served in paokagea at 37)4 oenta por month. To mail aubacriberatheaubacription prioe<a three dollars and fifty cents a year is advance, TWO DOLLARS for aix snontha,and ONE DOLLAR for three rnontha;for less than three montha at the rate of 123i oenta a week. JOT SINGLE COPIES ONE CENT. DID THE C OMET STRIKE THE EARTH? The following ingenious pica to establish the theory that the Comet did strike the earth, on the 13th inst., wc take from the Buffalo Com mercial Advertiser. We adviso all those who hare felt any anxiety about the eomet. to be- i lieve it. It is certainly inneh more comforta ble to believe that danger is already past, than to believe it is yet to come. Then, let the fact be established that a comet has struck the earth, and produced no more serious effects than those produced on the 12th inst., and it will strip an anticipate! collision with a comet of all its ter rors It is a very comforting theory, and we advise everybody to believe it. if they can. After all the ridicule which has been heaped on the prediction that a comet was to collide with the earth on the 13th of June, after all the small witticisms which have been expended on the believers in the possibility of such nn occurrence, it is now evident that some remark able and unusual disturbing cause was in op eration, over the whole country, at the very time predicted for the collision. The question, " will the comet strike.'" is now changed into another form?has the comet struck' Let us look at this fairly for a little. ? During the discussion consequent on the prediction of Dr. Cumuiings. the astronomers favored us with many concurrcnt opinions, go ing to the show two things. First, there would be no collision; but, tccoad. if there were, it would do no great harm. We were told that a comet was a gaseous body, that in event of col lision no perceptible shock would take place, and only some more or less violent atmospheric disturbance would result In this statement all scientific men agreed, j and we think the events of the l.'tth of June. I |> j7. will go far to confirm the accuracy of their deductions, and to excite still more the wonder ot the uneducated mind at the profundity and r jfent of astronomical research. But wc must qualify this remark with another. It is, per haps. not to be regretted that men of science were so unanimous against a prediction which has been pretty certainly fulfilled. Why was this so' There seems to have been a knowledge universally diffused, that a comet was to ap proach unusually near the earth at this time. A very few were bold enough to say that an actual contact would take place, but?mark this?had the leading astronomers asserted to this, and given the prediction the weight of their names, they would have inflicted an evil much greater than the collision itself. Imagine lor a moment the result. No matter how strongly they might have as serted the harmless nature of comets, one brood ing horror would have dwelt upon the soul of man from the hour of prediction to that of ful fillment. As in the perils of storm at sea. when the sinking ship is settling to her doom, some go wild with hideous mirth. Some curse their Maker, and die with blasphemies upon their lips, while with some reason is dethroned, and suicide cuts short the agony?so would a large p irt of the c immunity nave felt and acted in expectation of the comet. We have reason to be thankful for that providential ignorance which saved us such a misery. This is alone a sufficient reason why philosophers, calm and se cure in their own superior intelligence, should have denied the prediction. Again, there was another feeling, a pride of caste. Dr. Cum uiings was obscure, and they would not accept bis calculations. At any rate, from whatever motive, they denied their truth, and it is for tunate for mankind that they did so. .So much for precedent circumstances demand ing a consideration. Now, assuming, that Dr. Cummings was right, what was to have been anticipated on the afternoon of loth of June, at the hour appointed, bearing in mind that the opinions entertained by astronomers, as to the comparatively harmless nature of comcts. were undoubtedly correct. Simply, certain atmospherical disturbances, sufficiently wide spread, and so disconnected from common causes, as to be evidently due to j come general and unusual agency. The tornado in this Stato was. in itself. no evidence: for tornadoes have frequently occurred before. But the occurrence of a series of tornadoes, at the same hour, in regions separated by thousands of miles, accompanied by unusual electrical phen omena. and preceded by other extraordinary circumstances was all that we had any retain to expect from the comet Now what are the evidences of such distur bance. and what are their attending circum stances' The season had been unusual. Froiu the 1st ? ?i April to the 15th of June, nearly twelve sur face inche? of rain had fallen, more than double the usual quantity. As the day of collision aj> proached, the character of rain-storms became unusual In Philadelphia, on Thursday pre ceding. .-uiall black clouds passed over, which discharged hogsheads of water in solid bulk at intervals. In Willing? Alloy about two h??gs hcads tell in all, and covered a space of only iue thirty feet, while all elsewhere was dry Ab>ut the nunc time, remarkable rains oc curred in Chautauqua and Steuben counties, e luring heavy floods. During all this time the , w ather was cool, the great beats out of which tornadoes are always generated had not existed. | The air of Saturday morning was still and coo!; j un'il, all at once at ab?ut 3 p. in., the very j hour designated for the contact of the comet. j there occurred, in far separated regions, a se- ? ries of fearful storms each independent of the ! other, with a total disconnection as far as any | ordinary causation is concerned, but with such a remarkable coincidence as to time and char acter that some single and unusual source can only account for them "I he storm in ? 'swego, Oneida and Schenrc'ady c -unties is evidently one; but so different was it Iroiu the ordinary tornado, that many who have studied it refuse to class it with any known phenomenon. That in Massachusetts was less remarkable, . but it seem-1 to have beeu isolated from the New York storm. In Connecticut, another eddy of the great ! whirl produced by the contact of the atinos- I phere of the earth with that of the Coinet. mani- 1 fested iyelf ?t Wether.'field. "Hail stones fell very thi?*k. and of a peculiar shape, being more like ice broken up in pieces ot froin half an inch to an inch square. Among the hailstones were noticed also icicles that fell from the clouds, ranging from two and a half to three inches long, and about half an inch thick.'' In Kentucky, the city of Louisville was '? visited by a storm that in terrible intensity and violence exceeded all the rest The sky was overcaot al*>ut dusk with portentous black ? louds. followed by a wind ?torm that, for a few uioin*nts, seemed irre-i.itibie. Suddenly the wind ceased, and the rain poured down in tor rents. accompanied by the most vivid lighlnii g and terrific thunder.*' In Illinois, at Aurora, the storm was also ter ribly .severe. At Pana. on the Illinois Central K ulroad, it w*? tar worse than even in Oneida eounty. of this State. A correspondent of the Chicago Tribune says. 4* it has leveled twenty five houses in our village, and done serious damage to fifty others Many of the houses left landing are rendered worthless, being riven and shattered Some of the houses have been taken up ao clean, and precipitated from their foundations, that you could hardly tell where they hal stood. Hoofs were carried through the air as il" they were straws." e need not add other incidents of these stonns. Shall we eall this mere accident, or was some one great cause at work that day, of which these storms were but what we have called them, the mere eddies of the great whirl produced by the contact of two immense gaseous currents of frightful velocity It was not to be expccted that so great a cause should die in its first effect. On Sunday afternoon, the captain and crew of ? vessel on L ike Ontario distinctly saw something in the northeast part of the heavens, which he de * nbes a? a inas? of nebulous and translucent in kJter, apparently moving along with conside rable rapidity. Some of the hands on the boat ^ also saw the same phenomenon On the Jam? day many heavy thunder storm* occurred elsewhere, but the argument is now sufficiently fall. It is predicted that on n ccrtain hour of a certain day an event will take place, to be man ifested by remarkable atnospheric change?. On the very hour of the very d;iy such phenomena do occur, in many localities ; thousands of miles apirt. Wc have taken the affirmative of this ques tion. Wc have piled up coincidences of predic tion and fulfillment, such as will, we think, trouble any one who choses to take the nega tive. Who will prove that the comet did not strike ? A Manifestation of Sti brorxness.?On the Heading turnpike, just this side of the Saint George's brewery, within the oorporate limits, there is a very bad spot in the road. For somo distance there is just room enough for a wagon to pasa over. Go either side of that, and you plungo into holes, About six o'clock, evening before last, a stoue wagon and a buggy, going in opposite directtons. met in this part of the road " Turn off." said the owner of the buggy. 44 I won't do it," replied the stone-liauler. " My wajjon is heavily loaded, and if I was to get the vehicle into those holes, I could never get it out." " Your wagon is stout, and can stand the rubs," said the man in the bu^gy. " Drive out of the way. and let mc pass." 441 won't do it;" responded the teamster. "I shall wait until you go by." '? So shall I," said the man in the buggy The dispute by this time had attracted quite a crowd, who were much amused at the stub bornness of the two. The teamster was invited to a beer house to take a drink, and accepted the invitation: the owner of the buggy was be friended with a newspaper, and, throwing him self back, endeavored to beguile away the hours as pleasantly as possible. Both declared their determination not to drive off the smooth part of the road. Seven o'clock came, and both vehicles were still there. The teamster had drank several glasses of beer, and the occupant of the buggy had devoured the contents of two or three news papers. Eight o'clock came, and they were in the same position, as stubborn as ever. The teamster, however, grew impatient; his horses were tired and hungry, yet he did not wish to knock under. At last a lucky thought struck him He proceeded to the road, unhitched his horses, and rode home, leaving his wagon in the r >ad. The owner of the bug^y was completely out-generaled; he had to give way. or remain in the road all night. Giving the teamster a cood, hearty curse, he drove his buggy over the hazardous part of the road and started home ward. a very mad individual.?Cin. Com. A Sermon th \t Din Not Sfit.?Mr? H was a very religious woman, and ]>erhaps came as near worshiping Mr. , her favorite min ister. as some of our i?eople did Kossuth, the Hungarian ; but, be that a3 it miy. she was continually hammering Aaron, a shrewd lad of some sixteen years of age, who, to pester the old lady and hear her scold, would occasionally rather lightly of Mr N . her minister. Happening in the house of Mrs. 11 one day, the old lady began as usual to chastise him. and Aaron, thinking she put it on rather hard, after hearing her through, said : 41 I'm as good as Mr- N , anu can preach as well." "Preach!*' said the old lady, "you don't know one single word in the Bible." ? Well, give me a text," said Aaron, " and see if I can't preach." '? You don't know anvthingabout the Bible," said Mrs. II . " If you do, you may take any text you please.*' " Well," said Aaron, 44 A virtuous woman is without nrice?ain't that in your Bible?" " Yes. ' said Mrs. H , and it shows that women arc better than men ; for the Bible don't say that a virtuous man is without price." " Well, wc will see about that," said Aaron; and after dividing his subject into two or three heads, commenced as follows : " The scarcity of an article, in all cases, gov erns the price ; but when the article cannot be found, it cannot be had at any price; and for that reason it is 4 without prioe.' Now. if there were any virtuous women there would be a price, and a high one too By reason of the scarcity there is none" At this stage ot the discourse the oldj lady seized the broom. ?? Aaron." said the. 4 y^u are an impudent brat, and if you don't clear out I will pult you with the broom handle." Aaron made tracks into the road, finishing his sentence, "they are without price," as he went through the door, which the old lady closed after him with considerable force. Charlotte Bronte's "Professor."?The readers of Mrs. Gaskell'a Memoirs of Charlotte Bronte, will remember an account of her first novel, " The Professor," which the publishers rejected This first work of her genius has now been issued, and the awakened interest felt in all that concerns the Bronte family will, doubt less, give it a circulation nearly equal to Jane Eyre. The following extract from the preface shows Charlotte's power of irony : " I said to myself," that my hero should work bis way through life as I had seen real living men work theirs?that he should never get a stilling he had not earned?that no sudden turn should lift him in a moment to wealth and high station; that whatever small competency he might gain should be won by the sweat of his brow ; that before he could find as much as an arb<r to sit down in, he should master at l-ast half the a-centof the Hill of Difficulty; that he should not even marry a beautiful girl or a lady of rank ; as Adam's son he should share Adam's doom, and drain throughout life a mixed and moderate cup of eujoymcnt. In the sequel, however. I found the publishers in general scarcely approved of this system ; but would have liked something more imaginative and p>etical?something in ire consonant with a highly-wrought fancy, with a taste for )*ntho*, with sentiments more tender, elevated, an- , worldly Indeed, until an author has tried to disjioec of a manuscript of this kind, he can never know what ?torcs of romance and sensi bility lie hidden in breasts he would not have sus|tectod of casketing such treasures. ' I Who does not recognize in the following a true type of the attention we pay to the cares and pains of others * We hear that Jones is dead, " Poor fellow we say. 4* By the way. did he ever pay you the money he owed you, Smith ?" Tompkins id ruined. "That is very bard indeed for Tompkius' family," wc say, " but by the way have you heard that Wilkin.) I has gone to Europe ou a summer tour ?" And so we pass the grief* and cares of others over, ! t-j attend to our own. Our present sketch is called " Card Table Compasdon :" "So, Miss Bonney died this morning of con sumption ? She was only seventeen?a fine girl !" "Oh' is she dead' Poor thing' What's trumps ?" 4 The man is dead, my dear, whom wo em ployed to clean the cisterns at the back of the Douse. He fell into " ? Is he ? I thought he wouldu't recover. Play a spade, ma'am." '? There were upwards of a thousand killed in the last battle in the Crimea. How many child less parents are now in sorrow !" "Ah! many indeed. That odd trick is ours." "George. uia am, George. I am sorry to say it. put an end to his life last Tuesday " 44 You don't say so! I had two honors in my own band." ?? Yes. and as misfortunes never come singly, his mother and sister are in a state of distrac tion." 4-Dear me! that'* bail. Single, double, and the rub." |Esri/Mt.\ If/"" R? vs. Ilenry Mlicer. B. U llamlln and Thomas Sewall are to assist in laying the corner atone of a Metbodist Knlacopal Church at Havre de-Orace, Md, July Itn. FOB RENT AND SALE. IOFFKR FOB SAI.K. MY FARM. "Ro??D vick," \ mile* distant from the town ofCnlpeper an<l a depot of the Orange and Alexandrian. lie Tills Farm contains 156 acrca of laud equal to any 111 this section of Virginia. Forty acres are in timber, the Iwlance open land in fine order. _ On it is a large and valuable young Orchard now just coming into bearing, comprising all the most desirable varieties of Apples. Pears, I'luins, Poaches, Apricots, Necta rines, Grapes, Ac., Ac., suited to our climate, a Spring of never failing pure water near the dwelling, Out-houses. Ac. TJio Dwelling is plain, but amply sufficient to accomn^Klate a small family. 1 he situation for health and beauty is second to none in this region. An extensive range of mountain scenery, the lieautiful Village of Culpeper, with in a lew minutes walk, offer facilities for attend ing Church, and as fine Schools as our State al f?rd?, while the Orange and Alexa' driaR. Road puts it within a few hours ride of either Washington, Alexandria,or Richmond It is seldom a farm .with as many advantages, is offered to the Roticeofthe public. Persons desiring to purchase are respectful ly invited to call and view the premises. It is for sale privately, but if not Bold before Saturday, the 1st August, on that day it will be offered at public auc tion, on the premises, without reserve. Terms made known at sale. For any information address R.G. BOWEN.CnlpeperConrt House. Va. fe 4 FOR 5AI.E-A FARM of 115 acres, nine miles from Washington, near the Seventh-street road. The improvements are a small Dwelling House, a good Stable, a well of good water with new wood pump in same. There are 3*"0 choice fruit trees. A part of the farm is well fenced. It will be sold a Iwr gain,if immediate application be made, or it mar be traded for citv property. Apply to II. N. LANS DAI. K, No. 50M M street, or through the Post Office, je 4-lm FARM FOR SALE.?A piece of fine LAND on Rock Creek, in Montgomery county, Md., six miles from the heights of Georgetown, adjoining the lands of Messrs. Perry. Wood, Bcstor, Nowlcs, Bohrer, and Hawkins. 112>?aercs. A beautiful loca tion : partially improved; new house; 13aeresrich creek nottoin. and some fine yellow-pine timlwr. It can be divided, if desired. Cali and see the premi ses those vbodosireto pnrehnae. je Ml FHHOR SALE-My K ESIDENCE on the corner of New Jersey avenue and C street south, Capitol Hill, fronting on the avenue 162 feet 0 inches, and on C street south ?*'<feet 11 inchea, and containing nearly 34,W*? square feet. niM 8-tf W.F.PHILLIPS. Ii^OR SALE?On liberal terms, that valuable SHARE OF GROUND No. 153, situated be tween lHth and 19th streets and R and S. containing lno.mo feet. Apply at No. 5!2<2d storvl7th street, jo !5 rOLLARP WEBB. A cent. I^OR RENT.-Two WAREHOUSES on iSth Btrect, between Pennsylvania and Missouri ave nues. For terms, Ac., apply to J. B. WILSON. No. 327 Penn. avenue. je'i-hn 1 ^OR SALE CHEAP?Ami on liberal terms, the _ following FRAME DWELLINGS, viz: One just finished, and situated on the northwest coiner of 22d and II street*, in the First Ward ; one just finished, and on the west side of 1st street west, be tween K and L. and in a rapidly improving part of the city; one on the east sul" of 2fith street west. I?e tween E and F.aad near Easby's Ship Yard:" anil two, Nos. llfi and 11R. on north side East Capitol street. Also, five more, situated in different parts of the city. Apply at No.512 (2d storv )7th street. 19 POLLARD WBBB. F'OR KENT.?A two-Story BRICK DWEL LING, with Iwo-k building and a line yard at tached, situated on E street, between 13th and 11th streets. Th? house could l>e made one of the best business s?an<l? in Washington, being within a lew steps of Willards*.and adjoining Flint's Hotel. Pos session given t tie 1st of J ill v. A ppl v to 1- R A NCIS MILLER. Family G roeer. corner of F and 12th sts. je 18 tf VALUABLE REAL ESTATE FOR SALE.? ? The subscrilier offers for sale all that valuauie Real Estate known as "Lar.o," situated in the Forest of Prince George's county, Md., containing .-Ri ACRES OF LAND. This is one of the most vihnble estates in tins comity. It is easy of cultivation, and has all the advantages of Water, and is also heavily Timlinred. If adjoins the estates of Dr. David Craufurd. Geo. T. Craufnrd. Zichanah Berry, Sr.. Dr. Benjamin Lee and others, and lavs on the road leading from Hladensburg to I pper Maillioroiigh.alioiit live nub s from Upper Marlltorough and twelve from Wash ington City. There is also a fine Meadow, contain ing b<:tw .en iri mid n? eight* acres of vcrv priino hind. This land pnwluees luxuriantly all the crops usually grown in this region of country, such as wheat, corn, rve, ??nfa, tolaeco, Ac. There is altout one hundred acres of prune white oak Timber I .and in the tract. Persons wishing to purchase will please call on the undersigned, living near the premises, who wiil take great pleasure in showing it to all such. This land is susceptible of division, and will be divided into two lots to suit purchasers, it desired. If this land is not sold at private sale on or liefore THURSDAY, the 3"th day of July next, it will be offered on that dav at publi'- sale, a? the subsenljer s home pine**, to th?* highest There will he a plat exhibited on tin* da> of sale. Terms ol sale: One third of tlio purchase m-n'v will be required in rash onthedny of snle; and the lialance in one and two years, with approved securi ty, bearing interest from the da> of sale; ora uiort gage on tho land, if preferred by the purchaser, je Ifl-eotf '/. B. BE ALL. I."V>R SALE*-A valuable tract of LAN D, con taining alsnit 63 Jii-res, and within 3 miles of Washington citv, Terms: One-fourth cash; w. ance in 1, 2. 3, and 1 vears ; or half m cash, and Iwl ance in city property, nil proved. Apply at No. 512 (2d story)7th street. je 12-tf I OLLARD W EBB. |^OR RENT.?One ofinv HOUSES on C street, r between 1st and 2d, withall the modern improve- i merits and conveniences. The house is four stories huh. wiffi dry cellar. Pure water in the kitchcnand through the house. Kent reduced to *V?per nionlii. Inqureof J. ti. WARD, 12th street and Canal, je 10-3w I70X ft VAN HOOK, Rkal Estvtk Agents. I Seventh street, below E street, have b>r sale a num!>cr of Building Lots 24 feet front by feet deep, at the very low price of from 0?jto9I*a ea^h?payable in small monthly instalment#ol c<ipcr "'These Lots are situated at Union Town, on the south side of the Anacoatia river, adjoining the Na vy yard Bridge, and are in every way desirable (or persons wishing a cheap, pleasant,and healthy loca tion for a dwelling. , . . . . Lot-holders in arrears are requested to complete their purchase, and get their deeds; the title to these Lots is guaranteed free and clear from every possible incumbranee. may -' ??ln ?7?OR SALE OR RENT.?THE DESIRABLE I R ESI DUNCE on tke corner of I- and 21st sts., together with the Grounds surrounding it. I he House contains sixteen rooms, has gas throughout, and furnace. The stable will lie sold or rented with the house if desired. The lot the house stands on is ,V? by I3K feet, but tho purchaser can have more Also, for Sale?The LOT OF GROUN D on the corner of F and 10th streets, and LOTS on 19lh,near F street. Apply toCHL BB BROTHERS, ap 8-tf Humphries ft junniman, ? ()n Fourth street esst. tmtween E and r , Capitol Hill, have fitted up their plnce, which will be open daily to visitors, and every Monday afternoon Tor those who wish to engage in the English Quadrilles or lierinan Waltzes, will find an opportunity to do so there. Weber's Band has t>een engaged for the sea eon. and will be in attendance. They have on hand and constantly making the purest" Larger to l*? obtained in the citv. je 17 3in l^RENCH BOOKS? Ronsseen ; Les Conles I sions, '2 vols., liiustrnted. 7"i cents. Rousseau ; La Nouvelle Heloise,2 v??!s.,illustrated; 73 cents. Voltaire; LeSieclcde l.onis XV,1vol., illiistra t? d ; 37 oents. Voltaire; Dictionnaire l'hilosophique, S vols., illus trated ; *1.75. Voltaire: I .a llenriade. 1 vol., illustrated, $7 cents. Mine de Sevigne : Lett re*, 1 vol.; 75 cents. Louis Re> land; Jerome Paturot; 3n cents. Scribe; Comedies-Vaudevilles ; 3? cents. Dumas Fils; Antonine; 9i cents. Bslzac; Le Cousin Pons; 31 cents. J(>2:1 FRANCK TAYLOR. Building hardware?The attention BuiUlers rs called to our stock of BI * I LD ING HARDWARE, eomprising the largest and Iwst selecte<l of anv inthecity: Locks, i Knobs. Ac., from the eelol,rated la.-tory <d Da ( voui>rot, Mailory A Co.,and Russell A VIrwin's Manufacturing Company: ILnges of all kinds; Screws, Brads, Nsils. Sash, eights and Cord,Sash Pulleys; Window Sbrings and S;isli b astcnings.W all Stars. Bolts and Shutter Fastenings. In fact, every j thing wanted in the Hardware line for a house, and ??ij che,p' aua ms. je 6 lin 32.5 Pa. ave.. Itet. 6th and 7te sts. Home made carriages. We have on hand, of our own manufacture, ft fine assortment of all kinds ofCARRI AGES of the very best, latest, and mostV approved styles, and wnrr?nted in point of i workmanship aiul material, to l?e equal tosny made in the city of Washington or any other city in the United Slates. We respectfully solicit a <?*:I from the citizens and strangers to exaimno our work ; as we are determined to let none surpass us either in quality of work or in low prices. NVealsodo every kind of REPAIRING inawork manlike manner, and at reasonable pi loes. Old Carriages taken in part payment for new and at a fair prioe. SIMON FLYNN A CO, may 12 6in riMIE AUTHOR OF " JOHN HALIFAX, Gen 1 tlemvn."?Nothing New, Tales. By this distin guished author;5> cents. Boat Life in Egypt and Nubia. By William C. The Students' Gibbon. Bv William Smith, LL. D. Illustrated with one hundred engraving*; $1. Just published and for sale at TAYLOR ft MAURY'S Bookstore, near ath street. je4-d (Union HO H<>WA KD'MSIJI'K KM E COURT REPORTS Volume 19th, luuon of 1856-'5J. This day HjUiahed, ^ra.NCK TAYLOR. Summer Retreats, &c. H YGEIA HOTKfj, OLD POINT COMFORT, VA. This most delightful Summer resort?the "bright particular locality of all the sunny South"?A ? , A in now the sole property of the under signed, and will l?e opened on the 1st nflb'MB I June next, and cach successive June following. I engage to make it to the seekers for herWth, recrea tion, gaiety and good living, supremely attractive. F or health, no mountain retreat cau lie safer at any season of the year. It is as exempt Imrri disease in August and September and October as in April. May or June. Indeed the first three are infinitely the most pleasant of the season. Tho weather is milder, the sea breeze Iwlnuer, and the luxuries of the sail water are to he had of finer quality and in greater profusion. There is no more inviting spot on the whole Atlantic seal-oard. It is strictl) true of it what the poet hatli said: " Oh ! if there t>e au Elysium on earth, it is this, it is thiB!" Drs. Archer. Jarvis, and other army surgeons at the post, Hon, Dr. Francis Mallory, Drs. Scmple, Simkins, Sheild Hope, and Vaughan,and indeed tlie whole medical Faculty resident in the vicinity of Fort Monroe, all certify that they ?? ha>e n<r r known a rase of billions or o'w an>l feve r to ori ginat' there, and that at all seasons it is the healthiest spot on th' face of the earth." (See their certificates in Do Cow's Ileview, Southern ?lanter, and American Farmer.) may 22-dfiwAIaw2m JOS. SKGAR, Proprietor. PAL'QL'IKR WH1TB SULPHUR SPRINGS. *? i ... * IRGINIA. improved and well established WA I hKIISb I IjACis now open for the pul>!icyrf-*l reception. The trains on the (trance Roa<f,froni^? Alexandria and from nordonjville connect at Warrenfon with linos of Stages for the Springs, distant six miles by n craded road. Passengers from Baltimore and Washington city, arrive at the Springs at Ii o'clock a. in.,and from Richmond ami the South to dinner. All inquiries promptly responded to by letter and circulars giving particulars, forwarded upon nnpli THOMAS II. P. INtiKAM, J" 1P lm ALEXANDER BAKER. rpiIK MOUNTAIN HOUSE. * , cA PON SPRINGS, VIRGINIA, C?C the reception of Visitors on MONDAY , 22d June. f5p Through tickets can l?eobtained at Baltimore.*^* Washington, Richmond and Alexandria. I assengers leaving Baltimore in the early morn ing train, via Alexandria and MannssssGap Railroad to Strasbure. roach the Springs from b toiio'clock same evening; and those from Baltimore and tho W est via Harper's Ferry and Winchester from g to 9 P-In; J. N. BUCK. Proprietor. f^O TOMcLAIJGHLIN'S FOR NOTIONS. ^ W mnv 2^ [VKW and FttESIl Pi: RF I M KKyTTm *t~ re 1 ^ eeived at No. 21, between 8th and 9th streets. _jf_22 H. J. Mel.AI <? H LI N St ('<). PUBLISHED THIS DAY COMPLETE. LITTLE DORRIT, complete, by Charles Dickens, price V cents, for sale ar SHI ISLINGTON'S Book Store, _jel7 Odeon Building, corner 4?: st. and Pa. av. YEW GOODS.-I1.J. McLAI'GHLIN A CO i.? have this week received a larjre lot of FANS, of every st)le, fresh Perfumery. Baskets, I'orte Monnaes, &c.,at No.3',betwcchfUh andl>th streets, je 16 Dm;est of" tiifTmarvland k f: ports. i?y .Messrs. Stock eft, Merrick,and Miller. Attor neys at Law ; comjwising Gill's Reports, nine vols.; .Maryland Reports, eifhtvols.; and Man land Chan cer) D<'cisii*hk, four vols.; complete in "lie volume ; pri>*e fen dollars IxNtig a continuation ol the Digest ol M cssr.s. Norns, Brown, and Bruno. FRANCK TAYLOR. C^AK KI A <i ES C A R R I A?. ES?t A R K I XT, |TsT y riic iindorsizned linn now on hand ??? r ^TTSV r? very good as-ortineut of SIMM E R , CARRIAGES, Bl I, (?I ES, & c..to winch I he very respectfully invites the public generally I I rices moderate. J NO. P. DEN NIS, ap 24-co3m fith st., bet. La. nve. and C sf. Pulpit eloquence of the nine teenth Century. containing the best discourses ol the most eminent living Ministers in Europe and America, with Biographical Sketches, b> Rev. H?ii ry C. Fish. Complete in one volume, large octavo, with portrait of D'Aubigne ; price 83.5i>. J** '*? FRANCK TAYI.C?R S r,,l!?OVK,rs IKOV HALL. BOOT. *HOE. AND TRtTNC KSTAB-m<JU? LISIIM E \T.?Just received this day argc assortment of the following articles: W Hi , , , FOR ladies. t fV. Ladies bronze, black and oolorcd Gaiters, with and without heels Ladies colored, bronze, and black French.Kid and Morocco Slippeis Ladies colored, bronze, and black Gaiters at SI, regular price, SI.51 Ladies colored, bronze, an(| !i|a? k Congress Gai ters. new stylo, at yl^'iaml .*1.75 Misses and Children's Gaiters, Morocco Boot*, and Slippers, all stv leg. FOR GENTLEMEN. French imported Molia Vi .<? Shoes F reueh Patent I,rather broad-strap walking Stioos F reuch Kid and Patent Leather Congress Gait ers, $2 to ,?|. French Call and Patent Leather Pumps, and Gaiters, >t.V? to a3 ^ and V?Miths French Patent Leather and ChII Gaiteia, and Shoes of all kuida very chcap. ALSO Le?<t|i?r Bonnet Boxes and Va'ices AM .-ole Irather mid iron-framn Trunks l.adies Dross and F'olio Trunks, new stylo. Carp?t U'ik;snnd Hand-trunks. Call at S. P. HOOVER S Cheap Cash Store, Penn avenu", je II eolm bet. 9th and li'th st. Iiou Hal!. QPRINQ AND M'MMER GOODS?JOHN H k Smoot, No. 119 Bridge street, (?eorgetown, l>. C., has received from New \ ork and Philadelphia, and now ollering at very low prices, to cash and prompt customers, a lar^o and general assortment of Stapi.k and F'asc* Goods?coii.prisiag iu part as follows, viz: New sM le Silk Rob?s .?nd fancy Si'ks Best m-'ko black Silks, high lust rod B'aek (Jhallies, Lustres and Moiis Delaines Rich printed (all wool) Mous Dolaines Challies and Barege Delaines, in great variety Rich Organdie. Barege,and Jaconet Robes Bright colors and mode plain Bareges and De laines Plain F'rench Brilliants and Percales Plain colors Crave!las and Spring-style Poplins Ducals, a light seasonable fabric Best F'rench printed Jaconets and Brilliants White Brilliants, from 12^ to 31 cents Best makes new stylos Ginghams Delnges, Chanibrays and plam Lustres English Prints of new styles, in great variety, at 12X cents Rich Chintz colors best F'rench Organdies White Good*, in great variety. Plain Swiss, Nansook and Jaconet Muslins Plaid and striped Muslins Small-figured and rich Brocade Swiss Muslins Plaid and striped Jaoonct, Nansook and Swiss Muslins White Tarletons. Illusions, and Wash Nets Irish Linens (of the best makes) very cheap Linen Cambric, Linen and Bishop Lawns Super English Long Cloths, suitable for Ladies' use New York, Bates, Atwood,and other good makes shirtings White Cambrics (of Jonas's celebrated make) \\ lute Brilliants and striped India Dimity Marseilles for Basques and Bonnet Card Sh:rt Bosoms and Hurt Collars. FImbroidkkiks. F'rench worked Muslin Collars aud Sets Swiss Cambric Collars and Sets Swiss and I.ace Sleeves and Sets Honiton and Maltese Lace Collars Swiss Cambric and Dimity Bands Embroidered Linen Carnitine Hdkfs. Also, new styles Lace and Silk Mantillas Stella and White Crape Shawls Plain and rich figured Bonnet and Sash Ribbon.B Steel spnnir, Neapolitan, and other Skeleton Skirts Spring assortment of Bajou's Kid Gloves Taffeta Silk, black lace and I.isle thread do. Cotton Hosiery of every kiud for ladies and children Gents best F'.nglish Hair-hose', riblied and plain do I.isle thread and fancy cotton do. A good assortment cf Silk Crawls and Ties Suspenders, Silk and Linen Cambric Hdkfs Gossamer and Lisle-thread Shirts and Drawers New style Parasols. Also, Gentlemen and Boys' wear of every desenp Goods* 6Very Varl6ty of House furnishing Dry Domestic Goods for servants wear of the heaviest makes. Purchasers may rely upon getting desirable goods at low prioes. * m*-tr JOHN H. SMOOT. ITNITED STATES MAIL. ' VIRGINIA. Post < iFFim Department, June n, 1R57. Proposals for carrying the mails of the United States from 1st Septoml>er, 1KW, to 3 th June, llt&?, on the foll?>wing route in the State of Virginia, and in the tunes herein specified, will Ins received at the Contract Office of this department until 3, p. in., of the 24th day of July next, to be decided on the fol lowiriK day: No. SAi8 From Harrisonburg, by Da\ton. Bridge wafer, Mossy Creek. Mount Solon, Par nassus, Augusta Springs, Lelmnon White Sulphur Springs. Deerheld, Cloverdsle. an- Green \ alley, to Bath Alum,?2 miles ami l*ck, three tunes a week in two-horse coaches Leave Harrisonburg Mondav, We?lnesday, and Friday at 4 a m ^ Arrive at Bath Alum by 9 p in Leave Bath Alum Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 4 a hi Arrive at Harrisonburg by 9 p m. For forms of proposal, guarantee, ami certificate also instructions, and requirements to lie embraced' 51 *"? the ailvertisements of January 12, IKIS, F ebruary 9, ia%, ar.il February 2, 1Kj7 or either of them, in pamphlet form, in all tho principal post offices. AARON' V. BROWN, je !>-law4w PottOmto GeiUriu, Dentistry, &c. DR. VILLARD, DENTIST. LATE (IF CHI CAGO, would respect lull) inlorin the cit lzens of the District and vicinity, that hav-nMBMv nig located himself in Washington. he ' u n<>w prepared to pcrlorm ll operations in his profes sion, 111 the most approved sty :e. Onico, No. 25", Per.n. avenue, adjoining Gautier's, ian an 1 v rj^HE IMPROVED SETS OF TEETH. DR. LOOM IS, the inventor and patentee of "Loomis' Mm ml Pin'* 7V/A," havii'v-. successfully introduced his improvement :.f various cities. has now permanently estab lished himself in Washington. This improvement for Sets of Teeth oonsistsohief Iv in making a set of hut ono piece of material, ai d tint indestructible mineral. No metal is used in their construction, and they nre therefore free from (tftlv&mc notion and metaiic taste. There Rre an joints to heoome filled with moisture or particles of food, hence they are ;>wr" and rUan. Tb*f are lighter, stronger, less clumsy, far more durable. and natural in their appearance. Iwill give a reward of One Thousand Dollars loan) one who will produce a similar work of art to equal mine in purity, Iteauty, durability, artistio excellence or any other requisite quality. All work respensib'y warranted. sr;t, Penna. avenue, out ween 11th and 12th streets. ap 13-ly DR. C. S. GOODMAN, SURGEO.V /) F.yTIST. and MANTFACTrHER OF ARTIFICIAL TEETH.? His complete arrangements enabling liiin tonMBEa? present the following reasonable prices: f " Entire Upper Sett Teeth, on Gold to5f Do do do on Silver 12 to 25 One or more, oo Gold 2 to 5 Do on Silver 1 to 3 Filling, Extracting, Removing Tarter; also. Re pairing at the same reasonable rates. All operations executed in such a manner as to give every satisfac tion. Office corner 8th street and avenue. ap 3 Dentistry. DR. STEPHEN DAILY, Office No. I9n Pennsylvania Avenue, Three doors /rem Street. Dk. BAILYhers leave to informtbepubiicthat he can be seen at all hours, at hisoilice. !o<-atedasat>ove. He feels assured that an experience o( fifteen years* practice, with the large number of patients.and great variety of difficult oases that he has treated success fully, will enable him to surmount anv dithcu'ty. scientific or otherwise, relating t?> the Teeth. Hit. own experience confirming the opinion of many men eminent in the profession, and especially Drs. Harris and .1. and E. Parmlv, hr.s led him, long sine, todis card all mercurial preparations for filling Teeth,also all Enamels. Gutta 1'ercha, India Rubber, and C> ?Mats for the construction of Continuous Gum Teeth, and that Porcelian, mounted on Gold Plate, is Inn only reliaMe substance that can be w-?rn in the mouth, as was most conclusively shown by the last American Dental Convention. Although he flatlors himself from his long resi dence an i practice in Washington, lie is favorably known to his numerous friends and patrons, he bejs leave to refer them t*? the following TESTIMONIALS: From tho late Rector of the Church of Epiphany of this city. Dr. Stepiitn Daily: DearSir? I desiretoexpress my esteem for you personally, and my confidence in \ou as a superior dentist. The operations executed for me have Lech highly satisfactory, f hope that you may receive the patronage Iroin my friends and the public tint your skill so w ell deserves. Yours very trulf, Washington, Aug. 26, ia?. J. W. FRENCH. From one of th'-oldest firms in Baltimore, Messrs. Hoirgn, Cot man fe Co, Having employed Dr.Stephen B.tily.Surgeon Den tist, of Washington city, to execute for me an im portant and difficult piece of work, which he did to my entire satisfaction, and in view of the fact that one of the most distinguished meml>ersof t he Dental College of L? iltimore, failed, alter repeated trials, to perform the same work satisfactorily, it gives me great pleasure to express iny entire confidence and nu li estimation of hi* professional skill. Baltimore,Jan. 12,1857. HARMANN HOGGS. Extract from a note received from the late Hou. John M. Clay ton. IT. S. Senate. Aug. 19, IW. The trrtii you made for me work admirably ; noth ing could l?ctatter. Very grateluily, JOHN M. CLAYTON. To those that seek relief from the maladies of the teeth, 1 cmi ciioerfuily recommend Dr. S. Haily as a superior Dentist: he made a set of porcelian teeth for one of iny farntlv. and plugged several teeth for iip .self, and t lie work has all stood well for more than tehyears. ROBERT T. NIXON, of the Va. Conf. of the M. E. Church South. April 15, IMt ? We, the undersigned, having had occasion to avail ourselves of the professional skill of Dr. S. Baily. Surgeon Dentist of this city, or paving l>een cogniz ant of Ins operations oil our families or friends, take pleasure in "X pressing our admiration of his artistic skill, as well as of the uniformly satisfactory manner in which he performs the most delicate and difficult operations in Dental Stireery.and we respectfully re commend him to the confidence and patronage of the public, of wlitch we consider him eminently worthy. Thomas IWalter, Architect I'.S. Capitol. Thomas Miller.M. D..of Washington, D. C. B. S. Dourer, V. D. of Georgetown, D. C. N.S. Lincoln, M. D.. of Washington, D. C. Jos. H. Bradley. of Washington. D. C. George Walton. Ex-Governor of Florida. Walter Lenox, Ex Mayor of Washington, Henry Baldwin, I?. S. Patent Office, < I.C. WI'iHT, I'rincipai Rilteiihoube Academy. feb20 tf street, 1 , N. J. I or agen, f I adver / but N / 'A RETIRED PHYSICIAN whose sands of r life have nearly run out, discovered while in the .r1 indies, a certain cure f->r Consumption. Asthma, Bronchitis, Congiis, Colds, and General Debility. The remedy wits discovered by htm when his only child, a daughter, was given up to 1 die. He had heard much of the wonderful restor ativc and^healing qualities of preparations made from * ii c East Indiailcmp.iuidthetiiouglit occurred t.i him I hat lie might make a remedy for his child.? He stndie 1 hard and succced'*d m realizing Ins wish - es. His child was cured, and is now alive and well. He has since administered the wondertul remedy to thousands of sufferers in all parts of the w<jrld. and lie Ins never failed in making them completely heal thy and liapny. Wishing to do as much good as pos sible. he w;fl send to such of his afflicted fellow l>e ings as request it. this recipe, with full and explioit directions for making it up, nnd successfully using it. He requires each applicant to enclose iiim one shilling?three cents to lie returned as postage on the recipe, and toe remainder to be applied to the pay ment of this advertisement. Address Dr. H. JAMES, No. 19 Grand street, Jersey City, N N. H. Dr. H. James has neither office nor i in New York as some have pretended and Used. The recipe is sent from noplace" 19 Grand street, Jersey City, New Jersey may 2f>-3m CHINA, GLASS AND QUEENSWARE. R. H. MILLER, SON fk CO., Importers direct from Liverpool to Ale?an-^^*T) dria, beg leave to call the attention of dealers. hotel-keepers, an*! oi iters of Washingtouand Georgetown, to their stocks of GOODS. aHT which, for extrnt and variety, will compare favorably with any establishment in the Eastern cities. The connexion of their senior partner with the manufacturers of Europe and the I nited States for upwards of thirty years, has given himadvantages in the purchase of goods equal, if not superior, to any house in the trade. An inspection of goods and prices wiii sr.tisfy all parties that purchases can be made of them upon the moRt favorable tarins. French China Dinner Sets, gilt and decorated French China Dinner Sets, gold I?ih1 and plain white French China Vases, Pitchers, Toilet Sets. Ate. French China Tea Sets, Cups and Saucers, and other articles of Teaware And Dinner Ware, separate from sets India Cmna Dinner Set h, and separate articles always on hand White Granite Ware in every variety, in sets,and separate from sets, as may l?e desired Blue Printed or Liverpool Ware, the same Common Edged, White and Rockiughain Ware, in full supply. Cut, Pressed, Plain, and Moulded Glass Ware from the best establishments in the Eastern and Western States, which will be sold by the package or other wise. Experienced packers employed. Goods nut up by Us can be transported by any mode without breakage. Fare by the steamboats from Washington to Alex andria, almost hourly, 12>* cents eacn way. A quar ter of a dollar thus spent may save many dollar" dec 1 y,)nn REWARD.?R ana way from the sulwcri b r. living near Upper MarllH>roiigh. Prince (Jeorge's county. Md., on the 29th ot April, NEGRO MAN.-DAVY GREEN. aliout 27 years of age,5 feet, 6 inches high?a dark mulatto? has a large bushy head, with. whiskers round his face, medium size and down look. He may hire himself in the District, where he has relatives, or make his way to some free State, as lie left without any provocation. I will give Two Hundred Dollars, if taken out of the State? S'H*1 it taken in the District, or any other part of Mary land, and *.V) if taken in this county. In either case he must lie secured so tliat I get turn. je 9-tf WILLIAM J. BERRN DALTIMORK CITY MALT HOUSE. MALT FOR SALE.?The undersigned having recently purchased the CITY MALT HOI SE, corner of West Falls avenue ajid Block street, would announce to his friends and the public, that he has it now in full operation, with a large supply of M ALT for sale on libera! terms. my6-Sm FRANCIS DENMEAD. UTfH'K IN THE OLD DOMINION COAL ? COMPANY. KANAWA COUNTY, VA. Subscriptions will be received at the Banking House of Chubb Brothers, for the remaining stock of the aliove company, being three hundred shares. Th? capital stook is 9i?i,t*? (dollars,! of which #7<>,??i has lieen suhscnlied. The mines are now prepared f?r active operations, and 6 per cent, in terest will l?e guaranteed upon the stook now offered for sale, by the original stockholders, for the period of two years. . Particulars in regard to the stook, and its prospects, will be made known npon application to CHUBB BROTHERS, iaa V P. P. DANDRIDGE, Ater. . I THE WEEKLY STAB. Tta? exoeilent Family mm) Newt Joari*j?ooc 1 C?ater * of interesting reading thai fouad 10 *?r oth?r-w pa Nicked o* Saturday mornm*. Single oopy, p?r *aii ****!_ qi h Pi*. *0 CLP*. L,'^? , t _ : ft <M Ten Copies *Z T?a*?> ^ ? * ? ????? - - i R "r ID-Caa* ,~r'? 15 tm u *? IWTAEIAK-T advakcb. d? subscribing in elulw raised anions n?>i?bt*.>ra peroaivLi t lnte,rv""o?n of ? nvul mxri.m will l? ^N^tvVd l? ET "It of ,h^ ??tr St a* m<ton N> ws'? ,h? " u ?*h i",' .1 -?ewa t#?! has uuvtie the Daily Stae oo.u .pJ1 throughout I lie muntr). the?!?'?* * wrapper*) ?n he proeure?l at l,rloe_T^RK^,7'^v,rlel, r llte lMue theVaper. Piutm VKAT*. Pianos, &c. I wf^?8^E,w ??: r*TR^B arrangements with Mr. '*** r_.._-_l Schol.A Sum in May?.^ wr win *||For'e^?, *M?terms " profc,^'r* "" t?>< -net m>oi* Otir Catalogue, comprising over five tli.munH S? M?.'** '? ">-1" Strings. liest quality, very cheap in handles \ m> im, turners, Eiseiihrandt's Flute*. > iolinoelloM. Brass Instruments, etc. le^i,~i'TkJ,V?,>,nA K!?v?"'? end William Mil. i?L- i? u l 'os..wl" completed again in a lew 'fays, which we will sell on the moat reaa^ttaMe teirna andgive the l?est eity reference. Music Depot, oorucr of I Ith and Penn. avenue. 'e lb W. G.M ETZERoTT pi.wu forth instruction. iJrVt ^.HiTAI'M? f?n,,nnM to add new mem ? \iriV , APP'5 ?n Mr. PAI.w a-. "ii l t "l hi" over f'arnham's^w^CT Hook at ore, raeeday, Wednesday, Kn^? I Tf ? da*, and Saturday, betwem 2audu p. m. rcrma $5 per quarter. as25tf V?F\t!,VM,l.!i,C~Mr*- FRANKLIN. Teacher ?7.0f.Mus,c? l?vin? vacant houra for a few n.ore Seho.ara, reouesta thoae Ladies wno are deairoua of being perfected m Italian Singing, or Oj*ra Music, to (.i\or her with an early application. Terms made i*1 h<7 r.eff*le??*' K ^reet. I^twcen 9th and hth.aud at the Music Store, of Mr. Davta, and Met zero! t. ??6^m ?\V heaitifil pianom ,, A F lilU.A I BARGAINS*?Tlir ' d~?' i, ? I lanos l?ve hi'en u-ed hut a ahort time I^S~y~^f carclul persona, we will warrant them,*' ? ? ?' ?>?? I lanos in exchange. Arc. I wo of them arc full aeven octaves, finclv f.mhhcd roj woo<i ca*c*. and of exquiaite tone and touHi.oue is ?>n!y a six octare. These Pianos, purchaser* inar aafelv ir!y up?>n as l?cin? truly *reat Imritaii.s, ami the* will do well to oall ana m? them, at our extensive Pian<> Ware rooms. No. S6, l>etweeii s>th and l?nh. ,oi" JOHN P. ELUR f^OLD MEDAL PREMIUM VI PIANO FORTES. a WILLIAM KNABK, (Senior partner in the late farm of Knabk. Galiilk & Co.. tjontinuea thc n.a>ii:factiire and sale of rrand and 'VW ,1 IA NO FO R TKS. ander t he name - of \\ uliain hnalte A Co., at the old stand.iGaSi Nos. 1, 3, 5 and 7 North Lutaw street op MI \1 I Pos.te rho Lutaw House, Baltimore. I hey- have also just opened a new Salea Room at >o jfn Baltimore Ftreet. l^twccn Charles and Liaht streets. ??n the premoes partly occupied frr Mr Henry McCanery as a music store, where ther will keep constantly on hand a larite assortment ??f plain and liuhly-hnishcd crand and kquare Piano Fortes a.JM., Melodeona, from the hest makers, from 4 to S octave. some with d..ul?ie k?y-hoarda. double reeds, an I stops to suit amad churches. Being extensively engaged in the manufacture of i i *'P Wl1^ *el1 wholesale and retail, on the most liberal terms. Our t'laiiog were awarded the hirhrat premium feold m- dill at the I-airs of the Maryland Institute two successive y ears-Octolier. I8S5, and IW-m op position to fourteen and eighteen pianos from some of the l?c?t makers from New York, Bostou and Bal timore \\ e w^re also awarded the first premium at t?? Industrial Exhibition held in Richmond, Vir euna. 1 nnd 1&%5. Th^y have ala?i lieen awarded the hi^heat premium (silver modal) at the Metro po!itan Mechanics I- air for ltV7. In addition to this we are iu possession of testimo nit.j* from tho ino^t f!istin?ui4ifHi proferpon nod am.tenrs in the ?M>untry, which can lie sren at our warerooma. spejikine for themselves and otheraof tiift limh Appreciation in winch our iiietruiiifutk are even where held. All instruments are cuaranteed for 6ve years,and a privilege of?-xchanrr ik granted within the first six in-'utlis from the day of sale if the instrumeiitsdo not Ktre entire satisfaction. liolesaie dealers will find it to their advantaco to f ive us a ca'l lielore purchasinc. I isnos exchai^cd, hired, arwl tuned. mar 16-1 y WN. KNABK * CO. THREE BEAUTIFUL PIANOS received t*r day from l>oi,ton. Also.three verv hnr__^?.. sc.-oihI hand Pianos. Imt little fl ,'t'j I ?>ctaves,roaew<NKl cases, will l>e sold at creat'TI \1 f Uirirains.at our Piano Forte. Melodeon. and Musio ? srerooms, tietween Uth and l?th streets. No. J? ? JOHN F. ELLIS. T?'0 PIANOS FOR ?15"? ONE FOR 5Us? .f 1 f"r -5^*' are now for sale at th*-_ Music Depot of MBd W. G. METZERorr ni 11 I Corner of Penn. avenue and 11th street. Terms easy. m ICE. I J. MIDDLETON, I i> fc jp D E AI F R C >lfice and Depot-Southwest ooruer of f and 12th >treets. \\ asfungton. apll-tf ?CE! J.CE!! ICE!!!?'The undersirned respect fu I a !y in!<>rin his frienda and the pultliexenernlly, tliat lie is now prepared to furnish tamiliea and <?thers> through tne season) with the liest quality of ICE. de.ivercd in any part of \\ asluniclon and (ieorze t"wn. and guarantees to Rive entire satisiactmn. Orders to l>e left Willi Kidwkll A Lalrkxck corner ltth street and Pennsylvania avenue. Geo. F . KinwtLL A Co.. Uth street: J. B. M.h.se. Dru< aist, l'enna. avenue, tietween 19th and 30th streets . GeorgeSiktz, New Vorkavenue, l-etween loth and R<*aT. A. Pav>b. Drucrist. corner tthand Mass. avenue.and with the subscriber. No. 3 First n'reet, Georgetown, where Ioe can had at all times. ftP7 tf T. N. K1 DWELL. 1VEW GROCERY, WINE, AND ' _ lk/coR STORE. 1 he Biil>5criher hep to inf??nn bi? friernJs ?n<l f ie pf 1 j!i0k 'l" h*r VP'>'>e,, * N K u ST< > R E. corner ot 'fth street an.l Louisiana avenue, where he in tends to keep constantly on hand a la'geand varied and Doin??ti<- WIN I S, LI Ol <?H>. < IliAKv ?m?l FINE GROCERIES, consistnic of Fin- reas.Suzar.Coflee. Flour.5??p. Olives. RniNiiiK. I-iks. Sanlines, An< hoviea. Otard. Marrett A Co., Pinet A Co., and Col. Chalwrd'a If rnndies in cases, demiiohns, and casks. Old Ja maica Ruin, Sherries, Madeira. Port of various de scriplions. St. Julien Claret, Chateaux Maraaux in CTses. Champagne Cider. Brandy Frnits. Revnold'u Kdinhureh Ale, Annisette, Marascliino. Cuiacoa. Al?synthe,Champagne, ami a larse and varied de scription of Havana Cizars. Also, Stouahton Bitters, and Fever and Acue Bitters, Porter, Ale.and Cider. I- amilies are particularly invited to call and exam - me the stock before purchasinc elsewhere. Mem Iwrsof Congress arealso informed that their orders will lie promptly attended to, and delivered at their residences at the shortem notice. A general assortment of fine Havana Cigars, im " *od direct by the subscrioer.at wholesale and re tail, .'jal Boats supplied on reasonable terms, and pniduce taken hi exchange. Levy's Old Whnikey, constantly on hand, of IMn. ^ own try orders punctually attende<1 to, and ooun try produce of all description, received on o?>nsurn m?nI* , JONAS P. LEVYT No. SiM Twelfth street. INTERESTING TO FAMILIES. The following extract from a New York paper cannot fail to lie interesting. In referring the receipts of Teas in this country for mw > ear up to ;jnth nltiiiHi.it says thev will hel2. li* pounds short of the unportsof the viar end* mi: June 3", lsSU, and that ** The advance in Mack tea*. Oolongs, since last l??-ceuil?er. has Ih-cii hiteen cents per pound; and Young II) >on Teas, of low awl medium grades, have expeileuced an ailvance of one hundred per cent, over last s.-asou's closing prices. "It will thus lie seen that the stiong and rapid advance in the tea market has lieen the result of ?? short suppl* and active demand ; but when it is con sidered that we IM) hear at any moment of the en tire suspension ot shipments at Shanghai, and. in fact, thai, as soon aa a sufficient force from England arrives at the seat of war, all five porta of entry m China, will proliably lie placed under strict blocskade. it would not lie surprising to see 'Peas at a much hither twure than they have yet attained." 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