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Death of John W. Maury.?It is with the deepest regret that we aunouuoe the dvatliof Mr. Maury, which occurred in tbi? city at fifteen min utes Co one o'clock yesterday afternoon. He suf fered but a brief illness, of inflammation of lhe( bowels, and was ia the forty-sixth year of his age. He has left a widow'and twelve children, five sons and seven daughters, the eldest a son twen ty-two years old, and the youngest a daughter be tween two and three years old. There is a general gloom in Washington in con sequence of the sad evenl. Our community has rarely ever before been so solemnly affected. ? A writer in the Globe of yesterday, who knew Mr. Maury iulimately from his boyhood, and "can conscientiously say he uever knew a better man," furnishes to our contemporary the following com munication : Mr. Mauky was born in Caroline county, Vir ginia, where his parents still reside, came to this city when he was seventeen years old, nod acted ui the capacity of clerk. Soon after he arrived at manhood he was elected an alderman.and served as such continuously?except in the year of 1840, when he refused to be a candidate for re-election ?until June, 1852, when he was elected Mayor of this city, and attended assiduously to the duties of that office uutil last June. ?" He was President of the Bank of the Metrop olis of this city at the time of his death, which ap pointment he had held for many yeurs, without any opposition, or, if any, it was so feeble as not lo attract such attention as to cause it to be re membered. "It may be said, we think, without giving eflense to any one, that lie was the most popular man in the city, and justly so It is believed that it may be safely and traly said he had not an enemy any where. If he hud, the person entertaining enmity to him was ashamed lo own it. > "Ilis qualification for business, and his industry, enabled hun to amass a considerable fortune, which he bestowed liberally on all who deserved assis tance "The city lias lost in his Jeath one of its greatest benefactors, and the poor their best friend. He gave frequently and liberally lo the destitute It is believed that he gave to the needy more than double what he received from the city for,his services. " He was aware, for twelve hours before his death, that he must die in a few hours, and met death calmly and willingly. He said to his family and his numerous friends around his bed: ' This is no time lo attempt to deceive either you or myself. 1 know that 1 must die in a short time, and I am not afraid lo die, though I do not profess to be a saint. My only regret is, that I have to part with my family and my friends.' His intellect did not seem to-be clouded in the least, even in his last moments. " That consolation, while dying, is the result of a whole lifetim? devoted lo honor, truth, and in legrify." * Madame De Vries.?This lady and her troupe will give their Grand Operatic Concert, in litis city, on Tuesday evening next, when we shall have one of the richest musical ireals of the sea son. Speaking of this artiste, the Pittsburg (Pa.) Pott says: " The singing of Madame De Vries is of a varied '?hsracfer, though each ia itself possessing the highest degree of excellence. Of a strong physi cal frame, she Ins a power of lung such us we have never seen exceeded, it comes bursting forth, after a passage of deep leuderncss, like the sudden advent ol a storm upon the summer air. We have heard her in the best tragic.sceues of Norma, when her voice become terrible through its unequalled strength and intensity of pathos. On Saturday evening it revealed itself in occa sional bursts, mingling with her softer and concert room tones, as the thunder breaks in upon the siuging of birds, or the warble of trembling brooks. "Of Rota De Vries, one thing can be truly said, there is no trickery either of dress or action lo steal a plaudit or seduce an enchore. She com mands bo^li by the true rendeirng und unadorned execution of her art. From a deep pure under tone, masculinc in power but all woman in rich ness, up through the bars, now soft and weeping, now glad and joyous, here wild and chivalic, there eccentric and arnate, she has touched, every heart. Of the gentler style, how beautiful was her 'home sweet home,' and an occasional passage in 'Couie per me Screuo.' of her joyous and glad style, how rich the*Echo Song'?that air so deeply counected with pur memory of the gifted Swede. Her flute song was the triumph of the evening, only however from its difficulty of performance, and the opportunity it gave to dis play her power in the highest register of the hu man voice. Clear and accurate as the flute of Kyle, she struck unerringly the highest of them all." Cold Comfort*?Passing along Pennsylvania avenue, near the United Slates hotel, on Thurs day night, we noticed a large crowd of persons, of both sexes, gathering round a tree, against which a middle-aged white woman was resting her head; the curb-stone serving the purpose of a chair, and a brick in (he gutter the substitute for a foot-stool! She had been trying the experiment of drinking a quantity of liquid fire, to render herself comfort able in her pedestrianism ; but, unfortunately, it got the better of her strength, and compelled her to halt, and to assume the position in which she was discovered. As the operations of the Aux iliary Guard are principally confined to the pjeking up ofhelpless or noisy drunkards in ourstreets, in formation of the woman's condition was left at the watch-house, when the captain dispatched two of his men to bring her to his close, stove warmed quarters. She was furnished with the usual ac commodation, a bench; and, yesterday morning, after having slept away the cau??ofher imprison ment, she whs set at liberty, on the payment of the customary fine in all such cases. The Washington Highlanders,Captain John Reese, are making extensive preparations for iheir ball, which is to take plsce^on Tuesday eve ning next, at the Assembly Rooms, Louisisna avenue, for the benefit of the poor of Washington As a gratifying evidence of the benevolent dis position manifested by some of the gentlemen selected as managers, we state that, instead of disposing of the tickets with which they were furnished, they returned them, together with money equal to the amount for which they could have been sold. The Highlanders anticipate re alizing a handsome Mim for the relief of the poor, at the same time enjoying themselves at the enter tainment. Pleasure and philanthropy will, on that occasion go hand-in-hand, like couples in the mazy dance. Temperance Convention.?During the pres ent week, a temperance convention was held at Temperance Hall; the Rev. E. P. Phleps, chair man, and Mr. John Johnson, aecretary. Believing that the traffic in spirituous liquors "is against the wishes of a large majority of the citizens," a committee was appointed to urge on Congress the paaaage ol a prohibitory law; and other measures with a viaw to the promotion of the ends of the convention were adopted. The convention adjourned to meet on Tuesday evening, at seven o'clock, to which the public are invited. We have l>een furnished with an official oopy of the proceedings, and inay publish it to-morrow. The Hon* Henry A* W lae, who, a* n guber natorial candidate, ia canvassing Virginia, will ad dress the people to-night, in Alexandria. In order to accommodate persons of this eily who wish to hear thr orator, the steamboat Otorge Page will leave her wharf, fool of Sevanth street, at half past sit, returning at ten o'clock. MP" An Unfits Choate was cross questioning n witness in one of the Courts a few days since, he asked lfint what profession ho followed for a livelihood. The witness replied:?"I am a candle of the Lord?a minister of the gospel." "Of what denomination said Choate. "A Baptist.," said the witness. "Then(said Choate,) you are a dipt, bat I trust not a wicked candle." (Lr o n j) r t s s i o n a I. THIRTY-THIRD COMGBBW. SECOND HKS810N. Henate?Friday, February *, ISM. The bill introduced several dayi ago by Mr. MALLORV, to promote the efficiency ol the navy, was taken up and passed. Its object is to autho rize the President oif the United State* to assemble a board of naval officers to consist of live captains, five commanders, and live lieutenants, under such regulations as the Secretary of the Navy may pre scribe, to make a careful examination into the efficiency of the officers of the Navy of the rank of caplpin, commander, lieutenantv puased mid shipmen, uud masters, and to report to the Sec retary of the Navy the names of such as may be found incapable of performing psoinptly and effi ciently all their duly ashore and atiual. All oflioers who shall be found incapable of per forming the duties of their respective offices, ranks, or grades, if the finding be approved by the President, are to be placed in the order ol their rank and seniority at the time upon a list in the Navy Register, to be entitled to the reserve list, and they are to receive the leave ol absence, or the furlough pay to which they may be entitled when so placed, and be ineligible to turther pro motion, but be subject to the orderB of the Navy Department at all times for duty; and vacancies created in the active service list by placing offi cers qn the reserved list are to be filled by regular promotion in the order of rank of seniority. Mr. Mallo&y explained that the good to be produced would l>e costless, for the officers who may be promoted to fill thg vacancies created by the re served list will, while unemployed, receive only the leave of absence or waiting orders nay to which they would have been entitled if such pro motion had not been made ; but when employed at sea, or on other duty, they will receive, in addi tion to leave of absence or waiting orders pay, the difference between that and the sea or other duty pay of the grade to which they iaay be pro moted. ? The Senate passed four private bills. Mr. MASON stated to the Senate that he had received a communication from the South Ameri can legation, not an official communication, but one which might be viewed as semi-official?an nouncing to bun, as the hea.l of the Committee on Foreign relations, the death of Senor Don Felipe Molino, MiuUler Plenipotentiary of Costa Rica, Guatemala, and San Salvador, whose funeral will tuke place at eleven o'clock, to-morrow. The Senate paid a becoming respect to the memory ol Baron Bodisco, the Russian Embassador, when he died, by adjourning, that Senators might parti cipate in the funeral rites. That was not given as the reason for the adjournment ou the Journal of the Senate, but it was the real cause; and he desired that the same course should now be pur sued. Mr. CLAYTON, though very anxious to dispose ol important measures of legislation, could not re sist the motion, under the circumstances. He had an additional reason for agreeing to it. Stephen Pleasanton, a native of Delaware, for the period of a long life a faithful officer of this Government, was also dead, and to-morrow would be consigned to the tomb. Mr. Clayton paid the tribute of his admiration of both the deceased, and assented to the adjournment. Mi. Gwin, Mr. Brodhkau, and some others, deemed the public business irresisti ble in its claims upon their attention, even under melancholy circumstances; but the Senate adopted the motion, and adjourned until Monday. House of Representatives. The SPEAKER laid before the body a commu nication from the Secretury of the Navy, transmit ting I he report of ihe Fourth Auditor of the Trea sury, relating to the pay and allowances ol the Navy for the fiscal year ending June 30, 18i>4. Referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Mr. PHELPS introduced a bill to amend an act entitled "An act to extend pre-emption rights to certain lands therein mentioned." Mr. JONES, of Louisiana, introduced a bill to extend the piovisions of the pre-emption act of August 4,-18-11. Each of those biljs was referred to the Commit tee on Public Lands. ? The Army appropriation bill, returned from the Senate with amendments, was recommitted to the Committee or Ways and Means. The bill for the relief of Samuel A. Belden & Co. was passed?Yeas SO, nays 59. Various bills of a private character were re ported from the several standing committees, and appropriately referred. Masiv adverse reports were made and laid on the table. Numerous Senate bills were taken up and re ferred. The House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House (Mr. HIBBARDin the chair) on the Private Calendar. Thirty-six private bills were favorably acted on, and afterwards reported to the House, but without disposing of them. The House adjourned. Supreme Court of the United States. Friday, February 2, 1855. Charles A. Davison, esq., of New York, and Luther Day, esq., of Ohio, were admitted at torneys and counsellors of this court. No. 99. Josiah 8. Stafford and wife, appel lants, vs. The Union Bank of Louisiana. No. 105. Josiah S. Stafford and wife, aripel lants, vs. The New Orleans and Canal Banking Company. Appeals from the district court of the United States for Texas. On motion of Mr. Coxe, these cases were dismissed, with costs, by the consent of the parties. No. 58. Jane A. Coy, guardian, Ac., appel lants, vs. Charles Mason. The argument of this cause was continued by the Ifon. S. P. Chase, for the appellee, and concluded by Mr. Piatt Smith, for the appellants. No. 56. Jame3 Rhodes, appellant, r*. Wil liam B. Farmer, et al.?'The argument of this cause was commenced by Mr. Phillips, for the appellant, and continued by Mr. Bibb, for the App6ll668? Adjourned till Monday, 11 o'clock. AVILLION, AMD OTHER TALES, by the author of Olive, The Head of the Family, The Ogilvies, See. A Year of the War; bv Adam G. De Gurowski. Harper's Story Book, No. 2. p"l, 1 ' R. FARNHAM. GVROWMKIH YEAR OF THE WAR.? A Year of ihe War, by Adam G. D? Gou rowski, a citi7.cn ol the United States. Just published, and tor sale at TAYLOR Ac MAURY'S, Feb 1 Near wh READY MADE CIA>THING at reduced Prices.?As the season is advanced we have determined to sell off the remaining portion of our winter stock at greatly reduced prices, therefore gentlemen wishing to consult economy in purcbae ing fine Overcoats, Taliuaa, dress, fr*ok and busi ness Coals, black and fancy Oaashmere Pants, vel vet, silk, satia snd merino Vests, I 'ndershirts nn?l Drawers, and all other ready made garments ol fine quality, will find our present variety to be as well assorted as in the beginning of the season, ??h ,1,. "^'EtTsTf^HKN.S, ' Jan 14 322 Pa. av .next to Iron Hall. JTIHT received, per nehooner Mint? Ifio wholes, halves, ami quarter boxca Raisins 4 cases Primes, in jnrs and boxes f;,2 bales Almonds 4 cases Preserved Chow-Chow 4 do do Canton Ginger 10 dozen assorted Jellies 10 do do Preserves fiO boxes Fig Paste 2 casks Currants 2 cases Sardines 10 bbls Cranberries fiO baskets lkfcdeaux and Marsei'les Oil* For sale by WM. LINTON, Corner 7th and D streets. Dec 12?lweodif IN iTa PPLE, Brandy, and Canada Cheese. , , Lavi* Norton's brand Pine Apple C heese, prime. Superior Brandy Cheese, 1 lb. jars. Do Canada do 4 and 1 lb. jars. also? English Dairy, imitation Gloster and Cheshire. Parmesan Cheese, t cake, in prime order. Do do grated in glass jars, rib. each. Fm sale by SHEKKLL BROTHERS. Dec 13?3tif No. 40, op. Centre Market. mmeTschonenbero TEACHER OF TIANO AND SINGING, 257 PkNNSTI.V AN1A AT*HD?4 HE UATHOt.lC ALMANAC lor IMS I Mist published and for sain at *"? ' TAYLOR fc MAURV'8 SeUpapjnc. HeultorUI Nowluatloii iu New York. Albany, Feb. 2.?The Whigs last night held a legislative caucus, the result of which wan, thai Senator Heward received the nomination for Sen ator for the next term by a vote of Seveuty-four to aii scattering. Arrival of tike Black Warrior. New York, Feb. 2.?The Black Warrior arrived this morning, with Havana dates ofthe28ih. The steamer Falcon was still in port, but she was ex pected to sail for New York on the 29?h. The Black Warrior brings no news of importance. Slaking of a. Steamer and probable loaa of litre. New Orleans, Feb. 1.?The steamer Eliza sunk last week al Plum Poiul Bend, a jew miles below Memphis, and it is feared thai thirty lives have been lost. Destruction of a Court-bouse by fire. Phii.adej.puia, Feb. 2.?The court-house at Freehold, Moumouth county, N. J., was burnt to the ground this morning. The surrounding build ings escaped. Senatorial Klectlous In Wisconsin and Illinois. Chicamo, Feb; 1.?The Wisconsin Legislature met in joint convention ou Tuesday and Wednes day to elect a United States senator, but no choice was made. The balloting was resumed again to day. The Illinois Legislature is still without a quo rum in joiut convention. Marine Disaster. Boston, Feb. 1.?A collision occurred yesterday between the barks Win. H. Ilnrris, from Galves ton for Boston, and Celestia, from Baltimore, ofr Cape Cod. The former was badly damaged, and was ubandoned by the crew, who were taken on board the Celestiu. The abandoned vessel had a cargo of 500 bales of cotton. Murder In llornellsvllle. IIobnei.lsvjli.e, N. Y., Feb. 1.?J. Beers, the keeper of a bowling saloon in this place, was iu stanily killed last evening by a blow ou the head with a bottle in the hands of an Irishman named Stephen Hagen. A negro by the name of Henry Mills was also implicated. Both were arrested. Deatb of Blabop Capers.' Charleston, Feb. 1.?Bishop Capers, an emi nent Jjvine of the Methodist Episcopal Church, is dead. DEATH. In this city, on Friday, February 2d, at fifteen minutes before 1 o'clock, p. in., at his residence, in this city, in the 46th year of his age, JOHN W. MAURY. His closed his earthly career in the meridian of life and iu the fruition of every thing that could make life desirable. The ardent devo tion of a large and most interesting family; the warm attachment of a very extended circle of friends; the admiration and confidence of a whole community; the recorded honors of high and deli cate official trust, and a large fortune, the product of his industry and enterprise, were the rewards tliut blessed his years. The life of this most estimable citizen was marked by a career so pure, active, unobtrusive benevolent, and useful, that friendship,confidence, popularity, and every social tribute gathered around him and stamped him ns one of our best and most valued citizens. He had a generous heart to appreciate and treasure up these testi monials, and most unoslentutiou*ly did he wear his good eminence. His only ambition seemed to be to make himself useful in his day and genera tion, aud preserve an unblemished reputation. Our city, in its prosperity and improvement, and the united voice of praise and commendation, bear testimony that he worked out most success fully the end and aim of his ambition. The deep gloom that now lianas over our city at this sad dispensation is a tribute to hi* memory, and the profound sympathy that is everywhere expressed, is proffered to lus heart stricken family. The funeral will take place on Sunday, at 3 o'clock, p. m. BOV?S CLOTHING.?WALL & STE PHENS, Wholesale and Retail Clothing and tarnishing Merchants, Pennsylvania avenue, next door to Iron Hall, have on hand one of the largest and most varied assort iri^nts of READY-MADE BOYS' CLOTHING in the country, which is made up in every style, and calculated to suit all tastes. Their Goods are made of the best materials, and by the best work men, and will be dis|>osed of al rales that cannot fail to please. The public are respectfully invited to call and examine the stock. Feb 3 PURE SILVERWARE.?A Magnificent assortment.?M. W. GALT As BRO.j;all si teation to their unusually large assortment of Sil verware, consisting of? Solid silver Tea Sets, complete. Silver Pitchers, solid silver Castors. Silver Cups and Saucers, Goblets. Silver Fish Carvers and Forks, Crumb Scraper*. Cake Knives, Fruit Shovels, Sugar Sifters Jelly Spoons, Cheese Scoups, Pickle Knives and Forks. Olive Spoons, Salad Tongs, Vegetable Forks. Fruit Kuives, Ice Tongs, Desert Knives. Soup, cream, and gravy Ladles. Ice Cream Knives, Salt Cellars. Napkin Rings, Butter Knives, Tea Strainers. Tes, Table, and Desert Spoons, and Forks of every variety. Breakfast snd dinner Coffee Spoons, dec. Also, a very Isrge assortment of Fancy Silver ware, suitable lor wedding, birth-day, and other presents. The above is by far the largest and most varied assortment ever ottered lo our customers. Being of our own manufacture, it is warranted pure sil ver, and offered at as low rates as similsr goods csn be purchased for in sny city in this country. M. W. GALT & BRO., Sign of the Golden Esgle, Penn. tv., between 9th and 10th streets. 1 Dec 2?3tif SOUTHERN ROOK.?Origin of the Con stitution ; Incorporation of ihe General Gov ernment by the States; as national public agents in trust, with no sovereignty ; History of Copart nership Territories from the Virginia Deed, 17^-1, to the Treaty with Mexieo? 184*; Division of the Public Lands; Specific Duties; Origin and History of the Puritans; Origin and Cause of Trouble l>e tween the North and South, and Jeopardy of the Republic; I/epal mode of Redress pohiied om ; ?.y \V. R. Davis, Wilmington, North Carolina. Price Two I>ollars. Ou Male at BISHOP'S Periodical Store. No. 210 Pennsylvsnia avenue, adjoining Willard's Hotel. Jsn 30?rU WA NTEI>?A Situation aa Teacher of English, Mathematics, and Latin; also, the rudiments of Greek, if desired. All of which will he tsugbl in the most approved manner. The applicant is an experienced teacher, of good address, and will furnish the best referenoes, both in regard to character and ability. None but a liberal salary need be offered. For particulars, address 8ETII FRINK, Dec 8?If Piltsiield, Msssschusetis. PAPER MOISTENER, a new Invention for moistening the leaves of a copying book, postsge stsmps, envelopes, and moistening the fingers when counting bsnk bills. Also useful tor various other purposes. Il will be found an indis penssble article lor every dealt. It is perfectly simple and cheap, and must come into general use. Agents for Washington, TAYLOR fe MAURY, Jan 18 Booksellers, near IHh st. CONSERVE and Preserved Ginger and Chow-Chow, Attea and Choong Loong, Can ion, fresh importation. Forsale by SHKKELL BROTHERS, No. 40, oppoaite Ihe Centre Market. Dec. 23?3lif New music.?w.c.zantzinger has just received from the publishers. Firth, Pond St Co., New York, and Georae Willieg, jr., Baltimore, an assortment of theiriatest publica tions. Pianos tuned, warranted to give satis faction. STATIONERS' HALL, adjoining Kirkwood House. Dec 18?3lswif I Communicateb. For the Waahingtou Seutiuel. MUSICAL COMVKHTIOII. Messra. Editors: I uotice it is proposed to hold a Mimical Convention u this city, "so soon as the necessary arrangements can be completed and having attended similar con ventions elswhere, and observed their salutary influence upon the cause of music generally, and upon church music particularly, I propose to briefly comment upon the advantages of such associations, as they have lallen under my own observation. It eanuot be denied that music is a most important auxiliary to the church, and that in this relation it holds no secondary position. And it will also be admitted, that this branch of education has not received that attention, hitherto, which its merits and importance de mand. These facta are evident, aud argu ment ii not required to prove such palpable truths. Although these conventions can scarce be regarded as a panacea for all the ills of the mu sical organization, they yet have done more to dispel error and to disseminate truth, than any other means which have been adopted. J. hey have introduced uniformity in text, improve ment in style, aud unison of effort. They have widened the circles of musical acquain tance, bringing in contact minds that, but for them, woula never have met. They have pro moted a generous rivalry to attain the highest point of excellence, and lightened the duties that else would have been arduous indeed. In a word, what Teacher's Institutes are to the cftugo of Common Schools, Musical Conven tions are to the cause of Music. Entertaining such views, I can but hope that the proposed convention will be largely attend ed by the choirs of Washington, confident as I am that all will desire an amount of pleasure and information that will amply repay their outlay of time and labor. And that this con vention may be the commencement of efforts that shall not rest satisfied with less than the highest attainments in this delightful art, is the earnest wish of yours, &c. GAMUT. gUtim, ? The Rev. M. fcllcer, Chaplain to the Senate, will (by leave of Providence) preach in the Hall of Representatives on next Sabbath, at 11 oclock. Feb3 DT" First Baptist Church, Tenth Street.? Sabbath Evening Lecture# on the " Snares and Safeguards of City Life,"' will be continued. The Daughter oflltrodias or the Fashionable Procltvi. tits to Silt. Regular service aUo every Sabbath morning, al 11 o'clock. Strangers in the city, and the public generally are respectfully iiivited to attend. Feb 3 DI7"Clalmants against the General Govern ment*?A meeting of the heirs ot Revolutionary officers, and other claimants against the General Government, is proposed to be held ia the city ol Washington, on the '22d of February next, for the purpose of talking into consideration the course ol conduct which has been pursued by Congress towards the just claims oi the citizens ot the United States, against the General Government, and also the propriety of making the payment ol just claims against the Government, a test at the polls, and to add a n?w plank to the political plat form to that efl'ecU MANY C LA IMAMS. Other papers throughout the Union, will please give this an insertion. Jan. 30 jrsi- Stimulating Liniment, as prepared at GlLMAN'S Drug Store, is deserving ol the high est commendation as a cure lor Chronic and Acute Rheumatism. It seldom, if ever, fails to give speedy and permanent reliel. This Liniment ha* been prepared by Z. D. Giluian, chemist of this city for many years, and since its introduction has been extensively used by many of the most re spectable families iu the District and vicinity, to whom reference can be made at any lime as toils magical effects in curing Rheumatism, even in etdeily pcroouti, wbo IibiI bc-cn ?nfl'atwr> foi a long time. It was originally made for horses, for the cure of lameness, saddle galls, See., and is much used lor such purposes, being an invaluable article wherever a Liniment is required either for man or beast. May ^ Z.A- Special Notice.?HENRY'S INVIGOR A TING COR Dl AI ^?The merits of this purely vegetable extract for the removal and?cure ol phy sical prostration, genital debility, nervous alfec liou ,&c., dec., are fully described in another col umn of this paper, to which the reader is referred $2 per bottle, 3 bottles for $5, *ix bottles for $%, $16 per doxen. Observe the marks of the gen uine. Pr?|?red only by S. E. COHEN, No. 3 Franklin Row, Vine street, below Eighth, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For sale by all the respectable druggiM* and merchants throughout the country, and by W. H. GILMAN, Washington. D. C. CANBY & HATCH, Bultimore. PEEL & STEVENS, Alexandria, Va. May 24 Wholesale Agents for Virginia. The beat Article ever used, n* hundreds can testify inthiscity and surroumling country. Reader GlLMAN'S LIQUID H AIR DYE instantaneously changes the hair to a brilliant jet Black or glossy Drown, which is permanent?dors not stain or in any way injure the skin. No article ever yet in vented which will compare with it. We would advise all who have gray hairs to buy it, for it nnvr fails.?Boston Post. For sale by Z. D. Gii.man, Chemist, Apr 2 Washington city ICT Sick Headache Remedy.?A remedy for the sick headache, which has been recently offered to the pifblic, is attracting great attention, not only by reason of the very satisfactory testimonials to its efficacy which have been volunteered by many who have been beneiled by it, but also because there are so great a number of people who are af flicted with the distressing complaint, for which no medicine has before been made public. Dr. East man, who discovered the efficacy of his "rem edy," is a physician in this city, in high standing, with a large practice. He is a physician in whom great confidence is placed; and we do not wonder that his remedy for a very common disease, which has been so long needed, has attracted the nitration | of all sufferers from headache who have heard of it. From our own knowledge of Dr. Eastman's char acter and practice, we have qo doubt that the med icine deserves the favor it receives, and that it will prove to be a great benrfit to all who may give it a trial ?f/V"" /Vine*, December 23, 1853. For sale iu Washington by Z. I).OILMAN,and by all the druggists. Apr 2 BOOK AUCTION. BY JEWFiLL ft CO. GKEAT AND ATTRACTIVE SALE OF Choice and valuable BOOKS at Auction, UNDER the immediate direction and con ducted by Mr. J. W. KHODES, late of New York The sales will take place each evening, at 7 o clock, at the Union Book Store, 474 Pennsyl vania avenue, until this large and valuable colleo lion is disponed of, which embraces every depart ment of Literature. The stock is sll new and perfect, direct from the New York Trade Sales, comprising the choicest and l>est selected assortment?Foreign and Do mestio?ever ortWred in ihu market, consisting ol School, Classical, Law, Medical, and miscellane ous Books, Bibles, Prayer Books, Annuals for IHAft, Agricultural Works, some fifty different au thors; Poets, in rich and elegant bindings, via Moore, Byron. Shakspeare, Milton, Young, Cow per, Hemans, Burns, Arc., Ate. Also. Macauley s History of England; Gibbons' Rome. Wellington's Bonaparte Campaign, Josrphua, (Jreat Cities, Perilous Adventures, Two Eras of France, N. P. Willis's complete works, Voyages, Travels, Book* of Indian Campaigns, Juvenile Books, iu great variety, besides all ihe late publications of the day, such as the Life of P. T Barnwm, Jonathan Slick's Letters to his "Par," Ruth Hall, &c.. fte , Gold and Steel Pens, of extra quality; Paper Transparencies, Porte-monmes, Letter and Cap Pap Envelopes, Arc., <Vc. Sale poshi^fo. Jsn 20?if MY COURTSHIP AMD ITS CONSE QUENCES, by Henry Wikoff, the History and Poetry of Finger Rings, by Charles Edwards. The World a Workshop, by Ewbank; The New Congressional Directory. On sale at TAYLOR ft MAURY'S #mm Hums. WONDERS AND MIRACLES. IRON HALL?NOW OPEN. ROBERT HELLER, The Great incomprehensible ? MAOICIAN Will appear in his ELEGANT PALACE OF MYSTEKY, And continue to astonish and bewilder the public with bin WONDERFUL PKKKOIIMANCKS, Which all acknowledge to be the greatest ever witnessed. Every one should see and hear. MYSTERIOUS KAl'1'INU EXPERIMENT, Which is performed on a small pine table by Mr. Gobble. The wonderful mechanical curiosity. The Arabian Figure, The Crystal Cash Box, The Suspension CfUoJ'oreene. RX3MBMS1III This is (^fsitively the LAST CHANCE To witness this beautiful and LAUGHABLE PROGRAMME, Ou Saturday Evening, February 3* Admission.?Orchestra Chairs (cushioned) 50 centa; Dress Circle 37J cents ; Family Circle 25 cents. Feb3^ NATIONAL THEATRE. LAST NIGHT BUT ONE Of the celebrated noujBsaiT sistbrs: M'llee CAROLINE, THERESINE, ADELAIDE, CLEMENTINE, Mons. CORBY, M. ROUS8ET, And all the Company. SATURDAY EVENING, February 3d, 1?55, Will be repealed, for the last time, the grand, eccentric, and supernatural Ballet of 8ATHANIEL, Or, THIS TRIUMPH OF VIRTUE! SATIIANIEL, FilledeLEnfer, M'lLc CAROLINE To conclude with the laughable Ballet Panto mime of M. DECHALUMEAVl M.Decbalumeau,a Landholder...M.SZ0LL03Y. On Mouday, Grand Complimentary Benefit, by the Citizens of Washington, to the ROUSSET SISTERS, and positively the last night of their performances here. Books of the Ballet " Sathaniel," may be obtained at the door ; price, 12} cents. Doors open at 6j?Performance will commence at 7j. Feb. 3 FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY! CARUSl'S SALOON. MADAME ROSA De VRIES AND UER OPERA THOUPIJ, WILL GIVE A GRAND MUSICAL FESTIVAL And Operatic Concert, On TUESDAY EVENING, February 6. ON which occasion the following great com bination of Artistes will appear, in connec tion with MADAME ROSA DE VRIES, Prima Donna of the Italian Opera Company. siaifOK MOUINO, Primo Baritone, from the San Carlo, of Naples, and the Havana Company. SIONOR MARTIN LAZARE, The celebrated Pianist and Composer, and Pro lesser from the Conservatoire of Paris, aud who was decorated with the Legion of Honor, and received a Gold Medal from the King of Hol land, as first Pianist and Composer of the king dom, and SIGNOR PASSARILLA. The selections for the Concert will contain the Ens of the Operas of Norma, Daughter of the giment. La Favorita, Lucretia Borgia, The Prophet, Barber of Seville, La Somnambula, Don Giovanna, and Lombardi. The price of admission has been fixed at One Dollar to all parts of the Hall. (No extra charge for secured seats.) Conductor and Director?MARTIN LAZARE. The sale of Seats will commence on Monday Moenino, at 9 o'clock, At the Music store of R. Davis, Pennsylvania avenue, where a diagruni of the Hall may be seen. With every admission ticket will be given a certificate bearing the number corresponding to the seat. The certificate has to remain in tbe hand of the original holder, and establishes the ownership of the seat. The Piano used on this occasion is from the celebrated manufactory of Chickering, and is kindly loaned by Mr. Davis. 3E?l_The programme, containing full particulars of the pieces to be sung, may be had at the music stores. Concert to commence at 8 o'clock pre cisely. Feb. 9?td LAST TWO NIGHTS OF THE RE NOWNED MAGICIAN MAC AT.T iIMTBR I FRIDA Y and SA TURD A Y, Feb. 'id and 3d, AT ODD FELLOWS* HALL. Hundreds still unable to obtain admission. 44 The Cry Is, atfll they Come." New Wonders, Startling Feats, and Astounding Experiments wilt be presented on these occa sions, never before witnessed or attempted in thi * city. MADAME MACALLISTER Will still appear aa the Wiaard's Page. To save inconvenience from the great crowd at night, tickets for the above evenings may be had at the office, <>dd Fellows' Hall, during the day at Kirkwood's Hotel, and door at night. Doors npfn st 7 o'clock. The Wizard appears at $ o'clock. Front seats 50 centa ; children there with fami lies only half price; second seats, 25 cents. 4MT* See hsnd bills. Feb. 2?2t " Lrt those trho never laugh their tot deplore, Avd those ffh'o ali^ay.* laugh now laugh the more.'" A NEW, JOYOUS, AND MIRTH-INSPIRING ENTERTAINMENT Will shortly he given in this city by MALONE RAYMOND, The celebrated Humorist, Lecturer, and Illustrator of Irish Life and Manners, called AN HOUR IN IRELAND, AND OTHER LANDS, Taken from his Sketch Book, already given by , him in Europe and America, OVER ONE THOUSAND NIGHTS' Consisting of Anecdotes, Songs, Stories of the Peasaigjft. Recollections of Ireland, Burke, (iratiaHwellington, O'Connell, Sheridan, Gold smith, Lever, Flood, Shiel, Lady Morgan, Knowles, tec.., Arc.?beings who have given " Light to a World, and made a Native live." The time and place will he duly chronicled. Jan 30 The Great Marble Statue or THE DYINC GLADIATOR, On Krhtbtfion at Morrison's Building, 4| slrtet, near Fennsy/anut anenue, daily, from tt ortoek, A. AT, until 10. P. M. Admittance U rente. J S. HOLLINGSHEAD, Agent. Jan 10 171 XTKA Ueavy-plate?l *?? Sets, Albata ]j Fork*, Spoons, fltc.?M * W. Gait & Dro. have just received a beautiful a ?urtment ol? Extra Plated Tea Sets, latest s.'y'e* Castors, Cake Baskets, Curd Tr ays, dee. Also, superior Albata Forks and .opoous. The above are of the very best 41 tality, and un usually low. M. W. GALT & BRO. I'enn. avenue, between 9th ami 10th sts. Deo. ir>?3t rjlHE UNDEKMHiNUl) would reepect M fully inform his fi tends and citizens gene rally that he has resumed the Grocery business, and is now located at the corner of Pennsylvania avenue and Thirteenth street, where will l>e found a choice selection of Groceries, Teas, Wines, Liquors, Cigars, icc. Special attention is invited to his assortment of Teas, Liquors, and Cigars. The above goods are all of the best quality, and for sale very low for cash. R. D. TWEEDY, Corner of Pennsylvania aveuuc and 13tli street, south side. Nov 3?dlw?keolw PRESENTS FOR THE HOLYDAYS. MW. GALT <b BKOTHEIt will open v this day a magiiiiiceut assortment of Fancy Jewelry, Silverware, Fine Fans, Silver Card Cases,Card Trays, Porte Monnaies, and Bijouterie of every description. Persons in want ol presents would do well to, make their selections whilst our stock is com plete, and avoid the usual bustle of the iiolyduys. M. W. GALT, & BRO., Penn. avenue, between 9th and 10th streets. Dec 12? 3t TaRIETY~iOOT AND SHOE STORE. LADIES ALPINE HOOT* Just re ceived a superior lot of Ladies' Black and Brown Alpine Boots, together with a large and general assortment of Ladies, Gents, Misses, Boys, Youths, and Children's Boots and Shoes for sale by GEO. BURNS, 340 Pennsylvania avenue, Adjoining Patterson's Drug Store. Dec 1 (News.) ~VARIETY B001V AJNI) SHOE 8TORK Quilted bottom and patent lea THEK BOO!^.?The undersigned has just received a fine assortment of the above Boots. His general assortment of Boots and Shoes for. Gentlemen is large, embracing all the modern styles. Great care has been taken to have them made of the best material and workmanship. Purchasers will find it to their advantage to give him a call. GEO. BURNS, 340 Pennsylvania avenue, Adjoining Patterson's drug-store. Dec 1 (News) PROPERTY AGENCY. CHAS. P. WANNALL, AGENT FOR BUYING AND SELLING REAL ESTATE. Corner N. York Ave. & 9th St., Washington, D. C. The Collection of House Rents and other Ac counts promptiy attended to. RBFKKKNCES: John W. Mai by, S. Bacon dc Co. MuBRAY & Se.MMES, CI.AGKTT, NKWTON& Co. Wm. M. Shuster& Co. J. & G. S. Gideon. Nov 18?tf FOR THE WEST AND SOUTH. Baltimore and Ohio Kallroad?Improved Ar rangement* for Travel!?Important Changes of Schedule f! The late completion of the Central Ohio Rail road, between Wheeling and Columbus, uniting, as it does, by a short and direct line, the Baiti timore and Ohio Railroad with all portions of the West (and North and Southwest,)gives this route greatly increased advantages to through travellers 111 that direction. On and atler Monday, Novem ber 27, 1854, the trains will be run as follows .* FOR THROUGH PASSENGERS. Two fast trains daily wiJl run in each direction. First?The MAIL TRAIN, leaving Camden Sta tion at 7 a. m., instead of at 8 o'clock as hereto fore.(except on Sunday,)and arriving nt Wheeling at 2 40 a. m..?Second?The EXPRESS TRAIN, leaving at 5 p. iu., instead of at 7 p. m., as hereto fore,and running through to Wheeling in about 17 hours, reaching there at 10 25 a. m. This train will stop at Washington Junction, Sykesville, Monoc.acy, Harper's Ferry, Martinsburg, Sir John's Run. Cumberland, Piedmont, Rowlesburg, Newburg, Fetterman, Farmington, Cameron, and Moundsville only, for wood and water and meals. Both these trains make prompt and regular con nection with the cars of the Central Ohio Road for Cambridge, Zanesville, Newark, Columbus, Cincinnati, Louisville. Dayton, Sandusky, Toledo, Detroit, Indianapolis, Chicago, St. Louis, etc. Pas sengers leaving Baltimore by the Mail Train, will reach Cincinnati for dinner next day, while by the Express Train they arrive there at 12 the next night, being kept but one night on the route by either train. Passengers for the Northwest via Cleveland and all intermediate points can make a direct con nection with the trains upon the Cleveland and Pittsburg; Railroad at all times when the Ohio is navigable for steamers between Wheeling and Wellsvrile, by leaving Baltimore in the Mail Train byf7 a. m Returning, the Trains leave Wheeling as fob lows: The EXPRESS TRAIN at 4 30 p. m. reaching Baltimore at 9 50 a. in. The MAIL TRAIN at 11.45 p. m. reaching Baltimore at 7 p. m. 117" Through tickets by boat from Wheeling for Cincinnati, Madison, Ixjuisville, St. Louis, and other River Cities, will be sold at all times when the stage of water will admit. 07 Through tickets between Baltimore and Washington, and all the important cites and towns in the West, are sold at the Ticket Offioea of ihe Company. FOR WAY PASSENGERS. THE MAIL TRAIN, leaving Camden Station will take passengers for all the usual stopping places on the Road. Returning, this train leaves Wheeling at 11.45 midnight, Cumberland at 10.15 a. m., ana arrives at Baltimore at 7 p. in. THE FREDERICK ACCOMMODATION TRAIN, for Frederick and intermediate places, will start at 4 p. m., daily, (except Sunday.) ar riving in Frederick at 7.40. Returning will leave Frederick at 9 a. m., arriving at Baltimore at 12 30, noon. THE ELLICOTTS MILLS ACCOMMODA TION will be run daily, (except Sundays,) as fol lows : Leave Camden Station at G a. m. and 3 p m. Leave Eilicotl'aMills at 7.30 a. m. and tLdb p. m. Dec 14. "1TOKE NECK WHIRTK.?Our Asaort X ment of Gentlemen's Dress Shirts ia com plete, and fits in all cases warranted at STEVEN'S Dec 17?3tif Sales Room, Brown's Hotel. MADEIRA NUTS, late?t growth ; I raak just received by SHEKELL BROTHERS, No. 40, opposite Centre Market. Jan Cr~~~3tif The New York and Liverpool United States Mail Steamers* The shipa comprising this line are : The Atlantic ..Captain West. The Pacific Captain Nye. The Baltic ...Captain (Jomstock. These ships having been built by contract, expressly tor government service, every care has l?een taken in their construction, as also in their engines, to insure strength and speed, and their accommo dations for passengers are unequalled for ele (snce and comfort. 'rice of paaaage from New York to Liverpool, in first cabin $130 In second cabin, $73. Exclusive uae of extra sized state rooms.. $325 From Liverpool to New York 30 and 20guineas. An experienced Surgeon attached to each ship. No berth secured nntil paid for. raopoexn datks or SAiune. From Ntne York. From Liverpool. Saturday..Dec. 16,1854 Saturday. .Dec. TO, 1854 Saturday..Jan. 13, 1855 Saturday. .Jan. 27, 1855 Saturday.. Feb. 10, 1855 Saturday..Feb. 34, 1855 Wed'day.. Dec. 87,1854 Wed'day. .Jan. 10, 1855 We<Fcay. .Jan. 24, 1S55 Wed'd.H .. Feb. 7, 1855 Wed'day..Feb. 21,1855 Wed'day.. Mar. 7, 1855 For freight or passage,'apply to EDWARD K. COLLINS, No. 56 Wall street, N. Y. BROWN, SHIPLEY fc Co., Liverpool. R. O. ROBERTS Sc Co., 13 King's Arms Yard. London. B. G. WAIN WRIGHT* Co, Paris. GEO. II. DRAPER, Havre The owners of these ships will not be accounta ble for gold, ailver, bullion, specie, jewelry, pre cious stones, or metals, unlesa bills of lading arc signed therefor, and the value thereof therein ex pressed. Jan 3?dtf FOR HAIB, a large and weU-*elecUd stock of Wines, Liquors, and Groccriw, to gether with Store Fixtures, almost entirely uew. i he owner, being desirous ot ehauging his preaenl business, oilers his entire Stock mid Fixtures for sale. To any one wishing to embark in the Gro cery Business a rare opportunity is now ottered. The position and sue of the store, as well as the family trade of the same, are unexceptionable. tor further particulars address I. Ei D., with real name, through the post office- Jan. 11?3tif PARISH and other Peucltlfiiga, by KJr wan, author of Letters to Bishop Hughes, Komanism at Home, Arc. Harper's Story Books, by Jacob Abbott, price 20 cents. Just received. R. FARNHAM. Pec. 15 TH 13 AMERICAN SPORTSMAN, Con taining Hints to Sportsmen, Notes on Sport ing, and the Habits of the Game Birds and Wild Fowl of America, by Elisha J. LewiSpM. D., with numerous illustrations. For sale at I TAYLOR & MAURY'S Jan.'4 Book Store, near Ninth street. A FRENCH GENTLEMAN, with a fln i*hed education, recently arrived in this city, and, possessing the best references, wishes to liud in n private tiimily, a situation as a teacher ol Fjeneh, Spanish, Drawing and ornamental Painting. Ah his knowledge of the English is im perfect, lie would be satisfied, at first, with a small compensation. Apply ut this office, by corres pondence or Otherwise. Jan. 23. PROPOSALS VOR PURNISIIINft PAPER FOR TIIK PUBLIC PRINTING. Office Sih'ekintknuent Pi.bi.ic Puntinc, Washington, January 2r>, I85.r>. IN Pur?uance of the provisions ot the act entitled "An act to provide for execultug the public printing," ?kc., approved August 26, 11352, sealed proposals will be received at this office, in the Capitol, until Wednesday, the 28th day of Marjh next, ut 12 o'clock, m., for furnishing the following quantities and descriptions of writing paper, to wit: 8.500 ream*, weighing 28 lbs. pr rm, * measuring 10 by 26 iu. a,100 do 20 do do ) H by 2f. 100 do 24 do do 18 by 22 340 do 22 do do 18by It* 400 do la do do 12 by 18 All these papers to be made of the best mate rials, and finished in the best manner and free from adulteration. A contract will be entered into for supplying the quantities stated, at auch times as the public service may require; but the privilege is reserved of orderin^a greater quantity of either kind, should a greater quantity be required, at such times and in suob quantities as may be deemed necessary. ' ' Samples of each: kind of paper must accompiuy each bid, and alPprpposals and samples must be transmitted to this office free of postage or other expense. r Kacli proposal must-be signed by the individual or firm making it, and must specify the price per pound, and the consequent price per ream (and but one price) of each description of paper. All the paper must be delivered at such place or places as may be designated, in good order, free of all and every extra charge or exp?se, and sub ject to the inspection, count, weight, and meas urement of the Superintendent, and be in all re spects satisfactory. Blank forms for proposals will l>e furnished it this office to persons applying for them; and none will be taken into consideration unless sabstanti ally agreeing therewith. Bonds, with approved securities, will be required; and the supplying of an inferior article, or a failure to supply the quantity required at any time, will be considered a violation of the contract. Each bidder is required to furnish with his pro posals satisfactory evidence of his ability to exe cute jt, and any proposals unaccompanied with such evidence will be rejected. Proposals will be addressed to the "Superin tendent of the Public Printing, Capitol of the Uni ted States, Washington," nnd endorsed, "Propo sals for Supplying Paper." A. G. SEAMAN, Superintendent of Public Printing. Jan 2S?3tawtd AGENCY AT WASHINGTON CITY. (O/jice oh FStreet, near Fourteenth Street.) TO CLAIMANTS. JULigSKMElERE, l*ate of the Pension Office, will attend promptly lo all business entrusted to him, and will give special attention to the prosecution of claims for Pensions, Bounty Land, baud Patents, Scrip, Back, Pay, Ac., Ac. references : Hon. Lev. is Cnss, United States Senate. Hon. James ( ooper,. United States Senate. Hou. R. T. Westbroqk, House of Reps. Hon. T. B. Florence, House of Reps. Hon. T. D. Disney, House of Reps. Jonah D. Hoover, esq., Washington, Richard Wallach, esq., Washington. Hon. John Wilson, Commissioner of the Gen eral Land Office. All communications roust be pre-paid and di reeled as above. Oct 1 THE NATIONAL HOTEL, IN thla city, will be re-opened for the re ception of guests on the 27th of this month. 1 he removal of the Kitchcn from the basement to the resr of the building, and the alterations in and about the Dining Rooms, will add greatly to the convenience and comfort of its guesu. The table will be furnished with the best the mat Lets can afford, and served in the best style, and no expente or labor will be spared to render the house, in every respect, equal to any in the country. The subscriber, therefore, trusts that a generous public will continue the liberal patronage which has al ways been extended to the house. Persons de siring to procure rooms for the winter, can do so at any time after the 20th, by calling at the Hotel. E. D. WILLARD. Washington city, November 14,1854. Nor 16?if FOR LEASE.?The National Theatre lu the ejty of Washington, for the ensuing sea son, or for n term of years. The National Theatre i* one of the largest in th? world, and yet every meritorious attraction caa fill it. With the alterations and improvements con templated, it will be in every respect a desirable establishment. If a suitable company could be selected, the Proprietor would accede to the following arrangt men . The entire receipts to be distriboted thus: The current expense* ; the salaries of the members: the reut. All surplus to lie divided among the members of the company, in thn proportion ol their respective salaries. The Proprietor would have no claim for rent until afier payment of cur rent expenses and salaries. The proprietor would like, therefufe, to receive communications, with particulars, from parties in clined to this mode _of action. The purpose ol the Proprietor is to secure the best talent l?/ f.ay 1 log to it all the profits. Every letter recent! will be known to the Proprietor alone, who will not feel himself at liberty to reveal the name of any party addressing him on this subject. All communications pre-paid, nud addressed "to the Proprietor of thn National Theatre, box 242. Washington city, D. C. t|V>R RENT- Two large size Airnlahtd Rooms -Chamber anil Parlor?at the corner of New York avenue and Ninth street, No. 3671 Nov 19?tf IjlOR KVENIN(i~ IH. W. Ualt A Hr?~ have ju*t received a lieamiliil assortment of Rich Pearl Necklaces, Brooches, Ear- Rings, itc. ALSO? A complete assortment of Pearl. Ivory. Span ish. and Mourning Fnns, which wilt be sold unu ?"ally Ibw. M. W. GALT & BRO. .?Hn v??:ft ^ ?nj M"1' ???? TO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ANI> ftTU ANGERS. WATCHES.?Members of Congress and others in wan: of perfect timekeepers would do well to make their selections at once, in order to test their quality before leaving the ciiy. ?hir assortment for both Indies and Gentlemen was never so complete as at present, embracing ? every description, which we offer unusually low M W GALT Sr. BROTHER. ? Penn. avenue, between 9th and 10th streets Jan 18 IjHWR RENT, OR SALE?The Modern 1*our-story BRICK HOUSE on Thirteenth street, near I,, east side. The house is in good repair dry cellars; and to a good tenant the rent win be low. Possession given November 1st. Apply to JAS. C. McGUIRE, Oct 29?tf Auctioneer. GENERAL Notions of Chemistry, by J* P*lou*e and E. Fremy, translated froin ihe French by Edmund C. Evans, M. D. Pebbles from the Lake Shore, or Miscellaneous Poems, by Charles I<eland Porter, A. M. Brushwood picked up on the Continent, tt Last Summer's Trip to the Old World, by Orville Horwitr R. FARNHAM.