Newspaper of Evening Star, January 24, 1855, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated January 24, 1855 Page 1
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*TT?m:-~r;r. yrZT.y ^FTSRNOOJ! f %r.r*rr f rT3in.iT,; /I J.t? > r ? ' * w-i '%/?? vl* ft / *-* * 5. I. * < bd .V (Ml P R , Wi'l ?"?? ' ? ?' in tr:-: *??..??? <??' W a?l? fng?ia.'Jr -i-.r wn, \:?-x.n. t.fc. ?? Pbi^a if!,'!.: -, ? ? ?NI> A QlMf.TKa ?.*C!fTi?, paaj Htf V ?' '" ? ?? Vk-a Ti. a?i?l subscribe** tfte gab?.-f " r THREE DOLLARS AXI> rirrY*?;L>r.\-** ?? two noir u mm my mi fif|? wm I n h-f ?; H n r. E M>*TII#. (fc^-j'usis ronii om rtirr. WPKBTAKHtg; Jto. CABIN ?1* MAKER A UNDERTAKER^ mHt" un>.--il<n?i wicll rajpectfully inform Ms | fri--. I".? -<j*siiit*aM?. and the pnbllc generally ft-' n;ircv tr> nvt? all or>r* la his lie w - "?a tl-?e be*' sud at the &hcrt *r. r-vtc^. RKPAIRIIIO r.*atly ?a* promptly executed ri'XVKAI.^ attends* to at ?ij?? ?, th- ?hcrt vt and in tl>? best WQBMHKr naa a.-. r~- tt<? rottpvrfec* rnsr? nr*. m.?n us IV ?- ?*??<, ? ? - c*- 1 It y iflt f*Tora, be *oold respectfully ie!t ? ai v'll ^aaeavcr to. ro^rit a pcctiuuanoe ot UM?.ac. ANTHONY BUCHLY. p*. *?e . f. *5u\ between 9tl? aad 19th its. Mr. Xiitlv'i, lb. KM, D ?trs*t. t?ird ! t - ! ?*'; sl-!?e* mar 17?ly COFFIN WAREROOM. kc. fl J WILLIAM PLANT A CO. UN i,KU TA KKR *? r^ideno* 418 H+v Bui!. . - i*:! II c'rut". In'*rr?*nts r- in iirom ! r c?m> ;> r . CcfilnA. Caps,*, C?trii'<???. H-arre, an l nvrry article for laser:; wale a: ti* b ?1 queu'v furnl?h?d nt abort Mt!*N"a ti.- ic :it r'?wihbi? t?rms and at a'l hoars o: th-n..tit. ili'ing ths exc!a?ive rights Jr i no * Vatrtiit G?*p*? Pres*re?r, *? g>iar*ur*e to keep ? ??-* *? 'i>r ???/ Sca^tb of tfu*. oc 11?tf U !T DEJiT A EJ?K. 1T/"VC7J) r.:jr*-?tfti"-ty r?^-n ray thtak#u> th.? r' Ir?r3 of ji.J it* Tida'ty for th?!t .' < nv, *?:! tb-t owin^ to the ftwqcect tho Ucijr'iVn^ br*r.<di of niy bu.<ii.ef!?i, I fca- ? V' i }rvl:"^i to i'-rfcotiat-a tL? roar;oSu*tnr? rr r ?. ?nJ torn ay ?tt?ntloa fully to tba GSl}'-.k.iClX3. It tie isarej do pais* to haT? ?vary lata] ; it rajaUU ta ny basinet, and 1 air>. r 11a ire^t any orJrr aftrt ?'** n: : \i; a-J I are IhoM who nay fAr* <?? that 1 no pvas t? carry cut lie'r t> '1,/;: ^utlre ?*t^v?t?B. JA54JW P. JIASV1Y, i'?*, "th rt.. betae^n CJ aad H. H. 5-??*! r acr?oi#J to 9t all bourn of th* a^bL ?Bf " - iT Pnvato Medical Treaties 0.1 1 ill PIlT IOLcKilJAL VIKA OP ilAKUlaGK, ST PI ii LA CILOI Xi !>1. u,t ALBAS?, X 1*. PaC>6 aad k JO H e Fl&Iu xud Colored Lilh> KT*ph? kt-a i la Led. <i? Prlc? oiiiy 43 Cants. *64 ?. t.l f.p >. cf t)x!?st tj ?11 parls tf the Unica'fct CHK \I'K>T EOOK KVKE PURl.JfcllKb, <ni contalaiof u-iirly d ub> tbe ?juantiiy o< r< t? ir< d-U'er ia tb?jt of the Kin* CkNTS oa r-OLLAK PUBLIC xTlOKS. /tti?*tMca th? I'liVS'OL?"> QY OP M.AKKLAQK, acd the ; secret i C.-iKiUtK'aud dijord-r of wuth and ciaturi'.y, rw ^ultinc fr? m rimn which d"?J'rry tfcpphjairal acd mtu j<'Wer?, with ob^rr.tior.# on uiirr &~\ it* dsst!<" i*l ili^iualifl.-atiors, ?nd tli-ir reoMdies; w:ta ii.hojraf.h-, i:lu-t/a'.in^ the ani?' a? ?~d poyalM.^gy, and Jifc???#??of th* r#prv du?J*>? orgmf>d of b->ii a-irH. tb?ir atructar^, usr> aa<i fu^ouczis. A popular au l rompreh? caire trea tise oa tbf dati?f* an t ca*uaTtI*rf of nugle and mar ri?sl l?f-?happy and t.-u'.tfal slli incea. ia*d? cf ae curing IL.-ia?iofe'l?itvUs and Inf-rtil* fees?thrir cb?i*i..?n a id i-moT&l?isiDortait hiuts to tho-e SPateMpi tUn^ aitrtamy, tl-a*. will ov-rrooiri> ob feruonrit>iv; ccu?. fci*i??r. ahoatd take tble lei poru .t *"'? bout ?jjt eonrUitiDK iij pagtrs? e- cn the d'se-i'^sand uiedicHl tiMUaeot Di f-j.-"*3 f ?>:u ialtney f? ?U a-*, ?.v:h case <T4pb ioai!/ ii i.uU-aby l> m..fu: lithc<raKh:c plates ? P*rv ?r . n" fy, it^ wu>s and c ir<?, by a proo?M at r o : ? - rim;-Ie, uf- an 1 *.*.T-ctual that biilure Ls - o r?r il-a for d*Jy nicuag-meat?aa e?-y i a cr^ ;iaaUr.-L^i with priC'Kal o'-s-rr^ticua cn a tefer, a?*d Ui '7* eitut'-fal a -de of tr'atia^at?>re ca-iU nt:f a n" J OS th? erib rrsul .in^ Hoc eapiri eai pr.ct:c>?-a *?--ay oa all otM'kd** ar niag tr^sx lul o :? i n, widi pUla wl ?ia?b rul'i by ?hkh all p-rmi-j r .a '3r? ta^m*:lr?? wi'hout mercury? r?ai?? il?s fjr thcx? kel: iallkte-l zniaerii3 ard dl-ap poii-t^l h ro at f^r:unit??!y jr^Talent In tL? youc^ it i? a trataTu! airi t> In ta? marrivl and tho"- r->ateci>lali&j -^uariiage. ltd pvru al is tar tksUrly ncsnxcaH to p-r jooa cn^rtaiulug ee eret J >:?' U cf th'ir p\ijr.m\ foodltijn. and who *r? ooav: u'. of h ifiu^ b?iard*d the health, happin?rs and priwi to wh;ca rrery haa%a being Id en titM to. Pri:? 1j c^ntd pet ccp/, or fire opies for one dot lar. M dlei tre? ot postage to aay part of ths Uoi ted Ktit *. N. B.?Ihoee who prater may consult Dr LaCsoiz apoc aoy of thedlaeiees upon whieb bi4 book treata ?"jth^r ;e:---ni'.iy or by inv.l. Mrdiciiie seat to any p*rt of tb? t'i!-on ai-o^rd-tj ttircct', saf?I> pao^'^1 aai e*r?fallv sec'ired from all cbserration. Audr^s Dr. M. ? LA vJKOIX, No 31 M.iden Lane cr P<--t ?>a? Bex oT9, Albany N. Y. 5jr* Oili-e opea a?iiy from 'J a m t j 8 p m, and oa ?acdiy troia ? until 6 p m. #r^lwil?inof.a from No 66 Beaver eL, to 31 ttaldaa L?r.e, A.baay, N. Y. i'Ror. SLH JSKSlitKG, TXA.3H.Sii AND TXAN3LAT0& OP Bodera L*n?u*j{e* and Lttaratura, no. w7 i-uaarLTasiA at?5?;?. or* ST.?tf JUsT liKCKIVKU, par Hctioonst Paulin-i, TV.*J LIU.VDHKD AND NiNK TuSt WKNUAsl LAKb 10K. L. J. MIDDLE PON, Ci? ao s:de P, next t"> corner 1-th at. Depot corHer ^oth aad K rts. west. Oct II (Nat lat, Union, and Sen ineL) DENTISTRY. "I"VB. MUNSON respectfully cal s public sttsntios \j t-. h.a w*, pMeut, and 6KEATLY I5fa jVrD ni-t-.'.d of a*ttlng Artificial' Teeth, -kh 0< t-ati^j* Uaa?the*errv PBP.F?rriONOrT ?S AltT. This sty 1*3 of r?eta Ltd :be follow ?lrant?f-s orer all others Si*: GKtfAT STliKNUTII, CLEAN LIMEst*, COM f OJtT, anl b?! AUTY, vieiag with Natars in tbe^s r? p.- ?, a.i l k me others excelling. Public Inspvo tioa i- respacttaily goliiited. Pleaas call aad see fpaoun>as. OAII i 1?>N ? No oth^r Dentist la the District cf Ooiani^a bis a right to exalte thia style of Teetn. N. B.? IVeth coastituuoaary healthy, plugged sad warranted for iife. ofiV - anl Vj? at No. '?*6 ;! atrt-^t, near ths cor ner ef !''?? yi**aia avecae and 14th street. nov 15 -tf A CHANCE FOR PRINTERS? THKSi PKE33i.S AND A FOKT OF BOUB 0 *>11 TYP? FOK 8ALE. 'IjIT'AL'. ^CI1 .S 11 >PE offer for sale, at the offloe YY aS (as Averting ,s*ar, one MACHINE PRl?J,ot printing 1,<)00 imp trsmons p?r hour, toj >iv a -1'U a fheet, a^ra sidks as o.ics, ra ilKiri^la (!i -aoit parfaet auansr. One M?L>1 '*Al *"4*r?i l*:t in g K>d order,wn-i cad P<X)Ld CAP KVi vSsl Tluei^ p-ffren will b? sold L w. AU-?. aj< f.>nt of LOti?ti&'Jl& l'Y "K, weigh 'agab- Jt .?1 pounds, but little used, for rale oa reas naai* tva?. dot )?tiif nricrju) hew y*ar p?isu*>T"" ' V i>l tbu braaruea of ba?in?-^? onductsd ia tbk <*'' f. Or - ri- , perhaps, uf a l others aiford tlte aaiJI pr fit*, an 1 should ht?* ta? prefeieuse f^r CiSh, aM n*i oae ia th-U bus n*M ran ooutinue if hla ci ?- %r^ n >f proopt in ?^ttl?m*nt by thort Potre rr - i,h Uwdroui of clowns up tier the part, I ? *rn?.-: jr requ***t all who are lnd-t?t^l to call a&d a ttle wi bout dfiay. ' will ta:th?r cire tnti'-e that all future bilU wbsch may l? u ntr.<i*ted aith ine must bs aith refrr-coe to, and with the dis inct uuderetaud >n< thfct ?ht> are !? oe c oe?l di <nth y, by rash or notes at J) j n'd -h I hire prepared f?r tbe pur P"*e. ?xc?pt, ??ch of my old cuftxners who have tl ways Uf .-a i.rcuipt. Z. M. P. K1 Sii. dec 2T?it 0 AHEAD OF ALL COMPETITORS. J Odr nc *?d .u-4 ot Naill, Dnrop kOo.'e Crat pre m* us I'^iioa, a spiaadid ius:ru?eot in tone and beauty if *ci^Bian?hip. C?'l and examiae f nr yovsslfea N?"iii, luTopi CoV Pi:?n-isncrirad the Mat pr-mi iia a?. th^ ia'?*Thibit oa of tbe ilarylaad Institute over all e->?apalters. d^ll_ M! ix'A A 111TZ Ag?nts SUPERIOR OA1P3, WE haTf tbii lay rer^?*i avtry saf?iior toned HA&P, lrw-i the c?.l-b.-fctHl Parirun maaa! f?-tarers Dociiiv, who fe-ir^d the hl^h-st pre mium f)r Ilsrpa at tbe ^r?-?t txhibitioa ia L niua, Jtol. . Par? : ? L--> ns of n^rcha.<ing, ly gUiog us a C(dl tin- opnoruialty'to t>bra<o ou?of th^ above Uurival'ed tua'.ium-at*. lilLBUi k 111TZ, ?Mu i Drj t, Ar. Pa. axanue, llth and D ats. feci:? VOL. V. WASHINGTON, D. C., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 1855. i\<>. fiJ* Or. DUF09C0'* GDLDEJf MONTHLY FILLS, ASOVKRF.IGN REMEDY for the cure of all Painful Obstructions and Female Irregularities ariMiu from whatever cause. Hold by all PruggiaU at $1 per box, and will b* sent confi dentially by mall, nu enclosing )1 to "Dr. A. J. KAMWOLO, WaaMmrton, D C General Agent, by whcm all order* Will be tilled a. t!i? proprietor'! price*. These Pil's are the result of OVER THIRTY YEARS' EXPERIENCE in llie treatment of the Ub>em>ei of Females. ? At the solicitation of many intelligent La lies for whom tiny were prescribed by Dr. Duponco with the mo*' li .ppy effects. they arc now published to the world, so that all Females suffering from the disease? peculiar to their sex, may hava the oppor tunity of living them a trial. These pill* have only bef>n .tdv -itised tu a limited extent for a little more th;n a year, yet 8F.VERAL THOUSAND BOXES have already been sold, a large proportion cf which has been sent by mail to ladies in different parts of the country; and lettt-rs are being received daily eontainixi! the warmest expressions of gratitud? for the b n< fi s winch have teen derived fro n their use. The following is an extract from a letter of a lady rf lic.h standing who has authorized her name to be communicated confidentially to other ladies within;! t-> make inquiries respecting tbe modus operandi of the pill#: - My <laO?)it?r, now aged IT, waa for three year* painfully afllictod Willi <-b?tructloii.-< from which, at times, she nuffered ?ererely. We expended ? large sum tn phyaiciana' faea, but with veryiriilingaud temporary relief. Her complexion b? came tinge I with a fallow greenish hue, and her whol* sys tem ao lunch tliaaased that ahe waa pronounced to be rapid ly going Into consumption. At this ttage t saw your adver tisement In a New York paper. My faith was very weak, bnt a* a last raaort I ?eut for a box. It Rave eo much relief that a atcoiMl ami t ulrd were n*ed, and I uow ltave the Rreat pleasure of informing you that my daughter's health t? com pletely restored . her eallow complexion la replaced by ths rosy clow o> hui'th ; her gloomy melancholy, oy that cheer ful buoyancy of spirits, which la usual in girls of her age; and If ths pills had o?t trn time* as much. It would be uo comparison with the Uappiue** resulting from Uielr use." N. B.?The ingredients of these pills arc perfect ly uaRMLtss in their medicin I operation on the Miost delicate female con titutions, yet as prepared and smnbi-ied by Dr. Duponco, their specific action is sucfi married ladies should use them with proper precaution. Indeed, their use is not at all indicated during pregnancy. For the same reason, as every p!i siciati knows, medicines which act in this way j.iethe very best that can be used for re stoiini the natural, healthy tone and functions of the system when so much impaired and deranged as to result in biirrennes*. For further particulars see di rections. Xe. sent wiJi each box, and circulars to In- had-Ml I he Driitntists. J. DUPONCO, M. D , Pioprielor, N. Y. Sold in Washing on by Kidwell St Laurencr, Ptott fkt'o., VV. H. G-lmax, ti. R. Stlvertkr, J. B. Moori , First Ward; O. Bnswcf.i., Is!; nd ; J. F. Cai.lam, I II Stone, Seventh st.; I! H MiPhersos Capitol IIill; F Waisn, Navv Yard. In G -orgetown fiy O. M. Liulhicum. J. L. Kidweli. In Alexandria by ?'ooW Co., Feel & Stevens, Fountain 8c Co., and by Druggists generally. jan 16?lm* OFFICIAL Treasury Department, Jan. 3, 1855. Notice is hereby given to the holders of the fol lowing described streks of lit* United Slates, that this department is prepared to purchase, at any time between the date hereof and the l?t March next, portion* oi those stocks, amounting in the aggre gate to *1 ,<J,H)000, in the manner and on the terms hereinafter mentioned, to wit: lu case of any contingent competition, w ithin the amount staled, preference will be given in tbe order of time in which said stocks may be offered The certificate, duly assigoed to the United States by the parties who are to receive the amount thereof, mit?: be lr in-milted to this department; upon the receipt whereof; a price wiil be |?aid compounded oi the follow lag particulars : 1. The p tr value or amount specified in each certificate 2. A premium on the stock of the loan authorized by the act of July, 1346, redeemable November 12, 18.^6 r.f-2per w'wnt.; on the .stock of the loan au t homed b ? the aet of 181:2, redeemable 3l*t Decem ber, 1862, of 10 per cent.; on the stock of the loans authorized by the acta of 1817 and 164$, and redeem able, the former on the 31?t December, 1867, and the latter ?;u 30Ji June, 1863, of 10 per cent.; and on the stock of the loan authorized by the act of 1850, and redeemable on the 31it December, Ld64, (commonly called the Texan indemnity) six per cent 8. Interest on the par of each certificate from the 1st of January, 1835, to the date of receipt and set t'ement at the Treasury, with the allowance (lor the money to reach the owner) of one day's interest in rdditiou. Payment or said stocks will be madu in drafts of the Trea^Ui.;* of the United Sutes, on the assistant treasurer ai Boston, New York, or Philadelphia, as the parties may direct. But n ? c- rtificate will be entitled to the benefit of this noticc which shall not be actually received at the Treasuiy on or befire the said 1st day of March next. JAMES GUTHRIE, jan 4?dt\larl Secretary of Treasury. II EAR TI1E WITNE S S! RIGHTEOUS VERDICT! RHEUM ATISM, COUGH, FAIN IN SIDE, fite. WONDERFUL cure after six year's suffering of one of the most highly respectable citizens of Maryland. Prejudice and skepticism can't stand before the many cures made by Hampton's Vegetable Tinc ture. Kimball's Grove, Montgomery Co., Md ,) December 2,1854. J Messrs. Matimer 4' Mowbray: Gentlemen?In 18441 had what ir.y doctore called a violent and combined attack of Chrome Rheuma tism and Gout, from which I was confined to my bed for three months. I had the very best physi cians, who tried other various remedies, none of which gave me any permanent relief. Not having ease trom pain day or night, I became much ? iuaci alej ; my whole system a mass of disease, literally speaking, f rom the crown of my he~d to the sole of my feet. I had to hobble about?most of the time confined to the house; at times so helpless that I had to be assisted to my bed. I was also afflicted with a dreadful cough, great shortness of breath, sore throat, palpitation of the heart, ami pain in my side so hud I coull not lay on it. My anpetiie en tirely failed me. I gave up alt hopes ot fx-ing restored to health attain. I continued thus to sutler ou from 1844 to 1856, a period of six years. At this tune my daughter saw at her grandmother's a pamphlet, with numerous certificates of cure* made by Dr. Hamp ton's Vegetable Tincture. I knew some of those who certified to cures per formed on themselves and friends. I was resolved to give it a trial. I informed my doctor of it. He objected ; but my sufferings were 1 pro cured one bottle, slid, before I had taken the whole of it, I felt much relief, which encouraged me to persevere. After taking the second bottle I was better than for the past six years, my appetite re lumed?cou^ti, pain ui the side, shortness of breath nearly nil gone. 1 continued using this won derful medu ine until I had taken seven bottles, ac cording to the directions; and I am happy to say Hamptou's Tincture, and that alone restored me to perfect bc&lili, which has continued up to this time ? a peliod of three years. 1 am in '.he 65th year of my age. I weighed yesterday 238 lbs., and I never felt better in my life. One of my neighbors was al so affected, like myself, with Rheuiiiausm, &.c. lie also been restored by the Tiuclure. I heard of other ca?e?; but I am satisfied1 this Tiuclure, it tried, will speak for its*lf. My only object in de scribing to you my sufferings and the way I obtained relief, is to in. uce the atfiict-d to uy this Tincture, w hich has, under the blessuigs of God done ao much for ine. Yours, respectfully, HENRY GAITI1ER. Call and get pamphlets gratis, and see cures ot Cough, Bronchitis, Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Dys pepsia, Nervousness and General Weakness. As a female medicine or for delicate children we believe it unequalled. Sold by MORTIMER & MOWBRAY, 140 Balti more stieet, Balitmote, and 304 Broadway, N. \ork Chas. Stott k Co., J. B. Moork, D. B. Li.arkk, Clarke St Bowling, W. Elliot, and H. M< Pher tim, Wa-hinrton ; also, by R. S. F. Ct sel, Geo rue town ; and C. C. Berry, Alexandria, and by Drug gists everywhere. jan 5?tr C^f.OTIIlSU MADE TO ORDER CHEAPFR j Til \N EVER. -In orler to run off the remain der of our large stock of Cloths, Cassimerea, and Veslinys we will at this season take measure and make to order Gentlemen's Garments of firsf quality twenty per cent, cheaper thau our usually low pri ces. WALL at STEPHENS, 3*49 Pa. av., uext Lo Iron liill. jan 11 (Hentlnel It N?ws) JOHN 11. BUTI1MANN, 1 ^P?^,TKR AND DkALSK IN WIN*, BRAN L ay, Cigar*. *c? Pencs/lvania'aveaue, south aid* between ?Jf *nj gfxth itwu, Iim rec ived t is fall *nd ? Bor.iabat of the above, consisting in p&rt of? Midelri, Sherry, Port cfTtricn pidaL CtiBtmn lu qts and pts, different brands A great variety of Rhine Wine, some of it spaik ling * Also, Br Perry pp*?klin? red and white Claret, at ^r^cea from ?8 60 ptr dozen to the highest oi* And Dimerous ether klbds of Wiie Also, very superior 0?*nae, pals and dsrk: Fcbeid am Glo, Jam d a Hum fine old Whiskey, Irish Malt, Cordials, and Havana Cigars. deft 2?w8w GOOD NEWS. W*1 have th-8 morning received a tre h supply ol flnePafler M.che and Pearl Inlaid GOOD3, such as W<r!t Boxes, Desks, Card Cases, Por e Men iialrs, Pt?rt Foil; a, Ao Notwi.'hstandii g the gieat rufh msdv upon our store during th? last week, we have yet some vary fi o Goois left, to which *e in vita the attention of those desiring New Yetrs* preaen "? JOHN F. KLLIS, No. 300 Pa. aver, us, bet. 9th and 10th utJ. dec 27? IKHIONS J 25 bcxes prime LEMONS, in Store and for sale by M. KLDH1DGK, (leg 21? tf Union Wharf, Alexandria, Va. CAKES FOR CHRISTMAS. 1THK subscriVer ha1* a large and varied aasort . m?nt ot Cakej aa l IV try for the ChUtta&f Ilol idaya. Kspvc al attention is railed to the quality as WHlla-i to the variety of th? supply. Plumb, Pound, Jelly, Sponge an J Tea Cake Mlnoe, Apple, Cranberry and other Pastries con st >mly on hind. Fresh Ureal, Wlscuit, Bunna, and Burt ??ery eren leg in time for U?. The publk ar<? Invited to call and exunina before purchasing elsewhere. O'lAS W. HAVFNNKa, C 'traet, betweio and Sixth streets, dec 20?tf TO INVENTORS. office of "The Inventors' Protection National JL Ur.lon" is rn 7 Lb street, opposite the Past Por. Uoo ftf the radmit OAo*, and is now ready to attend U> the biuinecA of its m?i?ih?re. namely : in making an 1 ?olieiting pat-nts, Ac. Inventors are In sited to ?all and get ? copy of the 3on*t!i?tlou *?>d By law?, and where any informa rioJi wili be i/iven reep^utio^ the Union. A'.l Mters on l-ueine-e must We directed t4 this of 5ae. wbt-re atteuUon ri'l be given immediately. A niAiiel shop is in connection with the office, where aodels can be aalsto order at the shortest aotl*. T. G. CLAYTON, ap It)?ly President I. P. N. 0. PK0P0SAL5 FOii MAIL BAGS Post OrticE Dkpartmkrt, January 12,1855. SEALED PROPOSALS will he received at this Department until 9 o'clock a. in., of th* '23.1 of April next, <or furnishing for four years from the 1st djy of July ne?t, in such quantities and at sucb time# fetaay be and ordered for the mail .?ervirrfK>iil bag* of the following description, to wit: Canvas Mail Bags. Siz<- No. 1, (43 inches iu length, and 62 im-ht.s in circumference,) to be made of cotton canvass, weighifk; 15 ounces to the yard of 27 inches width; the yarn of the fabric to be doubled and twisted and live fo'.d. Size No. 2, (41 inches in length, and 4? inches in circumference,) to be made ol' cottoa canvas.-, weighing 1> ounces to the yard of27 inches width, j and the cloth to be woven iu every respect like that | of the Jirst s.ze of bags. Sire No. 3, (32 inches in length and 33 inches in ? circumference,) to be made of cotton canvass, wsighins lu ounce* to the yard of 22 inches width, and th cloth to he woven as above described. The canvass ha*? of sixes Nos. 1 and *2 are to he made with a sufliciei t number of eyelet hole*, and provided with strong cord to secure their mouths. All are to be well and distinctly marked "U. S. Mail,1' and to be numbered according to the sixes above Fpeciticd. r^ath'r and Canvans Pour/tes. Fixe No. 1.48 in. in lencth, and 60 in. circumference Size No. 2 41 do da 48 do Size No. 3. 3f> do do 42 do Size No 4.3d ?!o do 36 do Size No. 5. 2G do do 28 do The U>Jy of the leather pouches is to be made of good and substantial bag leather, well tanned, weigh ing for Nos. 1 ami 2 not less than 8 ounevs, and for the smaller sizes uot less than 7 ounccs to the sij. foot; th*; bottom and flap to be of good tkirting leather, well tsnned, and the same to be well and strongly secured with the best iron rive s, well tinned. The canvass pouches are to be made ol" densely woven eunva.-*, s . as to reeist water, or it least equal to that of which the pouches now in the service are made. ? Leather and Canvass Horse-mail Bags, (In sadd'e bags form.) Size No. 1. Body 48 inches long, and 42 inches in circumf.rence at the widest parts ; ends or bottoms of s me, 14 by 26 inches Size No. 2. Body 44 inches long, and 36 inches in circumleraiice at the widest jwirts ; ends or bottoms of same, 12 by 24 indies Size No 3. Bo iy 42 inches long, and 32 inches in circumference at thn widest parts ; ends or bottoms of same 10 by 20 inches The leather horf-e mall bags are to be made of g?KHl and substantial bag leather, well tanned, and wei^iing not less than 7 ounces to the square foot, and the seains to be wwll and strongly sewed ; *r, if rivetted, to be so done as not to chafe the horee or rider. The canvass horse mail bags are to be made of the same quality of fabric as the pouches above dc scribed. Canvass and Isath'r Drop-letter Pouches, (with eide pockets.) Size No. 4. 30 in. in length, and 36 ih circumfercnce Size No. 5. 26 do do 28 do Can past Newspaper Mail Bagt. Size No. 1, (48 inches in length and 62 inches in circumference,) to be made of cotton canvass, w> ighing at least 15 ounces to the yard of *22 inches width; the yirn of the fabric to be doubled and twisted auil live fold, and the bag to lie sa constructed as to bi' locked and to have a handle at each end. Size No. 2, (41 inches long and 48 inches in cir cumference,) to be of the same material und man ner of construction with size No. 1. Proposals lor improvements in the construction of any ot the above-describej mail bag*, or in the ma terials thereof, are invite J; and the relative value and adaptation to the service as well as price of such improvement will be considered in deteruiin

nig the lowest und be*t bidder. No proposals will be considered if not accom panied with samples of each article bid tor, showing the construction, quality ol materials,and workman ship proposed, and also with evidence of the com petency and ability of the bidder to execute the work according to contract. The specimens must be delivered at the Depart ment on or before the 23d d?y cf Aiwil next, and will, in counexioii with the proposals fbrin the ba>is of the contracts. Specimens dcposi'ed by biddsrs which may with safety and convenience be used in the mail service will be paid for at the rates pro posed by them. A decision on the h>Js will be made on or before the Arti day of May neit, and the bidder or bidders chosen will be r quired to enter into contract on or before the 15th day of Jcne next, with bond and suthcient sureties for a faithful performance of the obligations as entered into. All the articles contracted for are to be delivered at the contractor's expense, at Boston, Massachu setts ; New York and Buffalo, N. Y.; Philadelphia artd Pittsburgh, Pa.; Baltimore, Md.: Washington, P. U.; Charleston S.C.; Augusta, (Ja.; Montgomery, Ala.; New Orleans, La ; Nashville, Tenn.; Louis ville, Ky.; Cincinnati, Ohio; and St. Louis, Mo., in such quantities and at such times as the Depart ment may require; and tliey are to be rigidly in spec led before delivery, aud none are to be received shall be inferior to the specimens or stand ard b^gs. To enable bidders to estimate the number of the different kinds of mail bags which will probably be rrqmred; they are informed that there w?re fur nished tor the use of the Department, during the year which ended 30 h June last. 2,135 leather pouches; 3,978 canvass pouches; 450 leather horse mad bags; 605 canvass horse mail bags ; and 17,110 cat vass mail bags. The proposals should be endorsed " Proposals Jor Mail Ba&t," and be addressed to the " Postmaster GeneralT' JAMES CAMPBELL, jan 15?laa l2w Postmaster General. R. H. GILLET, Couaisilor at Law* Cffl ?e and residence in Frankllu How, corner ?/ E aud Thlrta?ntn ?u??t n?* ??_ilv Mm. SCHONENBERQ, Teacher of Plauo tad glit|laf, no. *5T raaxmvawu iviwca. oet 28?tf balls , & c. HO! FOR THE NIQHTINQALI8. FIRST ANNUAL BALL or THE mill IMillLE u. THE member* of ihi* Club lake pleasure in an iiouncin; to their friends and ilie public gene rally that their fir.?t Annual Ball will lake pla>*e at Temperance HaJI, on MONDAY, January -HHH, 1865. Every exertion will be made by the Club to (five satisfaction t<> all who may honor tiiem with their presence. A superior Cotillon Hand has been engaged for the occasion. The Refreshments arc plact-d in the hands of an experienced caterer. No hats or cap* allowed in the room except those worn by Cinln. Tickets ONE DOLLAR?to be had of any of the Managers and at the door on the evening of the ball. * MANAGERS: J A Butler, C E Trailer, W H Sweeny C M Murpliey, A H I hi I, M I) Gordon, I Morrice, H Bowen. Committee on Reception. C M Murphey, C E Tretler, A.H Hill, W II Sweeny. Floor Managert. J A Butler, I Morrice, C E Tretler. jan 15?eo7t* MEDICAL NOTIOK. PROFESSOR THOMSON, from Buffalo, New York, lias oprned un office in Washing ton, D. C., No. 4 83 Eighth stre-t, lor the suppression of quackery and tor Uu allevia tion of human sufiermg, byof I'Vriiig to the unfortunate af flicted Willi Private Disease, a tMire and safe method of ouie, [founded on the solid basis ol science and sound philoso pliy. Having practised in Kurojte, Asia, Africa and Ano-rica lor nearly 30 years, during which lime he made the treatment of syphilis in all i:s species, sta ges, ramifications, and phases throughout, a special ity, lie feels confident that he discovered and pos sesses specific rem* :ics for the cure of t! cse con? plaints *liic-h are unkinwu to the faculty. and that lie has made jierfect and p'rrman nt cures of palierts who Is'eo under the treatment of such eminent men as Ricord, Acton, Parker, and a host ofothers. The variou" complicated end distressing ill<casea incident to lem.iles confidentially treated, and with eminent puccen*. < >ffiee hours from % past 8 a in to 13, and from 2 to 10 p m. Evening visitors, observe the night sig.n. Office, 483 Eighth st, bet. Pa. avenue and I) st. jan 16?2 r* i V\'ith?rs A Co.'a Notes purchased at the highest rates. Uucsrrcnt Money, LsnJ Warrants, and Virgin's S>?Hp bought and sold. Drafts on all the prlrc'pal cities sold to suit pur chasers. Persons a*, a uiatanc > eenJicg me Trans- Alleghany notes or Land Warrants, may rely upon receiving the best rata*, and remittances mad* by draft oa any city in the Uui -n HAMILTON O. FANT, Banker, dec 9? 3ia No 4S2 Penna avenue. WATCHES! WATC11ES! IF YOU wish a warianted _ ? timekeeper, at a reasonable price, >ou are invited to call| and examine my selected stock* of fine English aud Geneva Watches for Indie* and gents. H. SEVI KEN, feo, 330 Pa. av., between ihh and iOih sis. Jan 18? cotMar-i COOKING. 1HIE BEST ANI) LARGEST DINNERS COOK ED FOR $'2.?1 hive in my employ the Lr>< French cooks in the country, any one of whom v.ill be sent to pnvnte Iiounh at a charge of ouly $2. - Marketing aud every luxury tor the most fashionable dinners supplied at a tew hours' not ce and at the lowest prices. Just received, 25 kegs Malagt Grape*. C. GAUTIER, jan 16?eo3w 953 Pennsylvania avenue Rich WARZK'jt oyster depot . Comer Eleventh and E ftrccln. Orders for superior OYSTERS left at! this place before 10 o'cl'k iu ttie morn ing, will be delivered before 2 o'clock p. m. Also, are arrangements made to send Oysters In any quantity in the country, packed up in air-tiuh' cans, so that they will keep good f?r at lea*t e:gli days. Pickled Oy ters always on hand. jan IB?eu2w* riMIE GREAT JOURNEY : A pilgrimage jhrougb JL the Valley of Tears, to Mount Zioii, by the au thor of the "Words of Jesus" Follow Jesus, by the author of Come to Jesus The Fountain of Living Waters, by They. Irving The Dales in Newport, by Leila Lee Flower Fables, by Louisa M. Albott Ea?lford, or Household Sketches, by W. Brooke The Pictorial Catechism of the M. E. Church Minutes of the Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church for 1854. GRAY Dl. BALLANTYNE, jan 4 498 Levcuth street. SIIILL1XUTON Iihs received the Congressional Directory, containing a list oi Membe-s, Committees of both Houses, Supreme Court, Residence of Public Officers and Foriigr. D? plomatic Agents at the seat of government. Also, ? list of United States Ministers, Consuls, kc., resid ing in foreign countries. Extraordinary publication?Chevalier WikofTs Courtship and its Consequences is expected to dav All the new books published received immediate ly afterwards and fnr sale at SHILLINGTON'S Bookstore, Odeou Building, corntr 4% st. aud Pa. ave. jan 13?if NEW STORE, NEW STORE. Louisiana aver.ueoppont*. tU Bank of Wathingto* MR. THOMAS DKLKANY respectfully luvifc* the attention ol thd fubilc t> examine hi* >U.ok of GOODS, which h- has ?.p -neu on Lousutt ivenue b? t ?eea Blxth anl Seventh ftrte-f, opposite the Bank of Washington, consisting of all descrip tions of Teas, Ac., Imperial, Gunpowder, and Black ret; Win ? and Llquois, of all sorts, which be cas tell at the lowest pric-tt far sash or approved paper. Besides all the necessaries for Gro ety Business ris: Br onu, Buckets, 0*l*r Tabs, Matches, kcn ke. Please call aid see for yonrselvee. nov 32?3m British almanac and companion k? 1855, containing Lists of Parliament, of Royal Households, Ministry, Judiciary, Foreian Min isters, fitc., in England, British Minister* abroad, Military aud Colonial Governments and per*onel; Imports, Exports, 1 are*, Ihi ties, Revenue, Trade aud Commerce for 1854, Chronicle of the Session of Parliament 1854, Abstracts of important Parliamentary Docu ments, and valuable articles on the Campaign, on the United Stales Census, on the health ol Dwellings, Occupations of the people, Fluc tuations of the Funds ; Canals and Railroads, Public Improvements, Chronology, and mirch other useful and valuable matter, complete m one vol. FRANCK TAYLOR, jan 16?tf JUST IMPORTED DIRECT FROM SHEFFIELD a large assortment of Joseph Rodgers & Son'* :elebrated Table KNIVES and FOKKS. RAZORS, SCISSORS, Pen and Pocket KNIVES, which 1 a:n prepared lo ofier at wholesale or retail as low as :uiy nouse in the United Stales. E. K. LUNDY, jan 13 No. 138 Bridge st, Georgetown, MUSIC FOB BALLS, PABTIES, *0. L. P. W. WEBER RESPECTFULLY INFORMS HIS FRIENDS and former patrons that he continues to atteix BALLS, PARTIES, Ac., wllh his well orguiiMl BAND of scientiflo Musicians. He sill introduce all the new and fashionable Mask An accomplished Planet farn'shed if desired.* - Orders left at Hllbas A Hits' Music Depot, Oautier's, or Miller's Confectionery Stores, or st my residence, netr Gen Hend'-reen's, Nary Yard, wiu m?t with prompi^ftwitkxi. nov 98 2m NICHOLAS CALLAN, bommissioner oy duds a notary public 0m <? and reetdeoee No. ?13 * street ncrth. dec 26?eelm 1" HIE CATHOLIC ALMANAC for 1856. , Just published and for sale at TAYLOR MAURY'S 3 Bookstore, near 9tb ?L EVENING STAR. L WCMA!<?? WE0XG3 AT1X0ED BY HEH OWN H&HD8 Our California exchanges by the last arrival bring u* seme startling corainis-1 sions of cringe. From a San Francisco I paper of December 19, we learn that a tragical atfair took place on the evening I of Monday, December 18, at the corner Merchant and Kearney streets, lhe particulars from a well authenti-1 cated source are as follows : Henry Kerrison, a member of the po-| lice force, had formed an acquaintance I with Elizabeth Sullivan, the proprietress} of a cigar store on Clay street, near the I Sazerac House. Kerrison being underl an engagement to be married to a young I woman residing in this city, has been en-1 deavoring for some time past to rid him-1 self of Elizabeth Sullivan's acquaintance. I Prompted, as it is supposed, by the de-l mon of jealousy, she yesterday came up I to Kerrison, who was standing on the I corner of Merchant and Kearney streets, I and, with no other warning or salutation 1 than merely exclaiming, "Harry," she plunged a bowie knife into his breast,! iust above the region of the heart, the ;nife glancing from the rib passed be tween, and entered the left lobe of the I lung, inflicting a wound about one inch I and a half in depth in the lung, and from I the outside about three inchcs. { Kerrison was conducted to the room of | Captain McDonald, and surgical aid in-1 stantly obtained; but the uature of the I wound almost preclude the possibility of I recovery. Kerrison is well kuown as having been an cflicient member of thel police. Elizabeth Sullivan was formerly I an actress at the People's Theatre undu the assumed name of Howard. Assistant Captain Morton subsequent-1 ly visited her cell, and obtained a letter I addressed to Mr. Kerrison, of which the I following is a copy : Hakry?For the last time, Uarry Ker-1 rison, I now write to you. You have I embittered my whole life; you have given | me no choice but a life of prostitution:! and, Harry, God will not let me l>e un-1 avenged. You will say, to the latest I moment of your existence, when I first I saw you, if any one had even hinted to I me, that 1 would fall so low as to asso-1 ciate with you, 1 would have considered I it an insult. Perhaps you remember 1 when I would scarcely deign to notice I you when you came where I was; and! then I was happy, and, 1 may add, inno-1 cent. See now, through your cursed,! cursed wiles, to what I am brought. 1 Why arc such men as you allowed tol live ? You're a curse to the world. Now. I mark my words?I am about entering I into a life to which I would gladly prefer I death, and God knows my heart?knows! how hard I have struggled against it. I By your dastardly treatment, 1 have been I driven to it. Now, Harry, to tell you I that I have loved you?that I would have laid down my life for you?that! if sickness had prostrated you upon I your bed, I would have worked for! and tended you as tenderly as the fond-1 eat mother would her child?that if crime or reproach hail been yours, I would have clung to you and have loved you I through all?that nothing on earth would I ] have damped my love for you, so closely I had 1 entwined you rourd my heart. J This, Harry, has been my love fjr you? 11 this, Harry, has been the heart you have!1 thrown from you. Your own heart will I - best tell you why. If from the caprice |1 of a moment, or from a passing fancy of your tickle nature, it matters all the same. The die is cast. If now you were about to offer in the right of man to woo me as your wife?if you were to lay a fortune at my feet, I would refuse it all, for a stronger passion has laid hold of me?and a sweeter one. Have pa tience, Harry, and read. When 1 left home my mother gave me a Bible. Since night. Do not treat this as the fancy of I a moment. I am very calm?the cool calm of hate, deadly hate?and I knelt on my knee on the cold earth, with no other wit ness but the stars above me?and, Ilarry Kerrison, I took an awful oath on that holy book?an oath which would make your blood run cold to hear. 'Tis you have known my love?now you shall feel my hate. Mouths may elapse, but my revenge will overtake you. No sudden, I open act of violence, for my late fury has settled down into deep, calm revenge. If I meet you openly, I will meet you with I a smile?I will meet you proudly. If I you leave the city, I will leave too. I will have those watching that you little dream of. You need not if you can avoid coming near me?it is all the same. Now, if you will show this letter! around to your friends! My own wri-| ting?this letter?will, no doubt, one! day be shown against me. I can bear it I all, and more, when I am revenged ; 1 would willingly do for it; I will devote J my life to the accomplishment of it. Did you ever think, Harry Kerrison, that it would ever come to this ? Did you ever think that she who was loving and easy to forgive you, had such feelings within her ? An old saying?the strongest love sometimes turns to the dreadiest hate. Yes, my dear love, this atfair, with the' romance, as you have styled it, will have quite a romantic termination?a subject for a novel writer?ending in a tragedy of death arfd a scaffold ? Well, I can think of no more for your amusement in this letter?all, all came from the heart. Now, go on, Harry; go, with the deep, deep curses of a broken, blighted heart! Go T for you are doomed; for, so sure as the sun rises and sets, so sure will my words come to pass." She was removed to the county jail. Since her arrest she has refused all food or nourishment, and has declared her in tention to starve for the purpose of haunt ing her viotim hereaf ter. Kerrison was still living at the time of the steamer's departure, and his wound was less serious than at first supposed. never looked at it till last THE WEEKLY 8TAK. Tk;? r>0||; u< Krtri ittrul -?mu ? ? (nru?( at l*MT?MlnA IU/it| U*i fc? [AU lu ?i> im p?M??b*4 n ftuaratr. ?'? e?f>, r*? ?ut? _ .*? * &;??* ?"*? ?? ? - t??u, a *?? c??, xtauiif 1. 4???i,ci. 9tr*!r c?rf*? (?? ?? ^^U4. 4 ? Uiccauct. r, iuuw di?My t:U-t iu mt t..? !?jvr. rrici'-iotii rim. VcmrmiiTtii wba act ??i.u ?m u, a commiMHUi i?ft?rirt? prr crm. "THPiT ON IT, CArTAIW! A good story has bten told of a lisping officer in the I nited States army, having been victimized by & brother officer, (who was noted for his cool deliberation and strong nerve,) and his getting square with him in the following man? ner. The cool joker, a captain, wn always quizzing the lisping officer, wh > was a lieutenant, for his nervou<ness. 44 Why," said he one day in the pres. cnce of his company, 44 nervousness is aH nonsense! I tell you, lieutenant, n i brave man will be nervous/' 44 Well," inquired the lisping friend, 44 how would you do, thpose a thell with an inch futhee thould drop itthelf in a walled angle in which you had taken thelter from a company of tLarpihootein, and where it wath thertaiu that if you put your nothc you'd get it finely pep pered?" 44 now, said the captain, winking at the circle; 44 Why, take it cool, anil spit on the fuse " The party broke up and all retired for the night except the patrol. The next morning a number of soldiers were as scmbltd and talking in clusters, when along came the lisping lieutenant; lazi* ly opening his eyes, he remarked? 441 want to try an exthperiment ihith morning, and thee how exthe.dingly cool you can be." Saying which he walked deliberately to the fire burning on the hearth, an.I placed in its hotest centre a powder canister, and instantly retreated. Then was but one mode of egress from tbo quarters, and that was upon the parad-t ground, the road being built up for de fence ; the occupant took one glance at the canister, comprehended his situation, and in a moment daslad at the door, but it was listened on tha outside. 44 Charley, let meout if you love me!'' shouted the captain. 44 Thpit on the canither!" shouted be in return. Not a moment was to l?e lost ; he had at tirst snatched up a blanket (o covei' his egress, but now dropping it, he raise l the window, aud oat he bounded, sani culotte, sans everything but a very shoi i undergarment; and thus, with hair upon end, he dashed uj>on a full parade ground. The shout which hailed hint brough out the whole tarracks to see what was the matter, and the dignified captain pulle l a tall sergeant in front of him to hide himself. 44 Why did'nt you thpit on it, ' in quired the lieutenant. 44 Because there were no sharp shoot* ers in front to stop retreat," answered the captain. 44 All I have got to thay, then, ith, ' said the lieutenant, 44 that you might thafely done it, for I thware tliue watlin t a thingle grain of powder in it!" The captain has never spoken against nervousness since. Kissing amoxg thb Fkkkcii.?A sprightly amusing American correspon dent in Paris thus describes the rage of kissing in "La Belle France:" 44The almost univeral custom of kissin,; n Paris seems at first very singular to u stranger coming from a country when -he proprieties of life rarely permit you :o take a lady's hand?much less to sa ute her. In France, to kiss a lady witli ivhom you are not at all intimate, on neeting her is very common, e^pfcialiy s this the case if she be a married lady. S'ot only the members of the family, but ill the guests, expect invariably to salute he lady of the house on ooming down in :he morning. But though the modest. \merican may, perhaps escape the cere nony on ordinary occasions, yet on New i\ar s morning it is imperative. On that norning I came down to my coffee about ) o'clock. I sat down quietly, bidding Madame 4bon jour,' as on ordinary occa sion. But I was not to get off so easily, [n a few moments she was at my elbow vith 'Mons. B , I am very angry witli fou.' I expressed, of course, a regret aud gnorance of having given any reason. 44Ah!'" said she, 4*you know very wall .he reason. It is because you did not eui - jr&ce me when you came down this mor ng." Madame was a lady of perhaps twenty - ?ight, with jet black, glossy hair, larg^ ustrous black eyes, and a clear, fair coin >lexion. She was very beautiful; had ihe been plain I should have felt lej?s ?.ui sarrassed. ?he waited as though expect ng me to atone for my neglect; but how ould I before the table ? 1 sat at all this irne trembling in my seat. At length iiadame said 4Mons. B, cmbrosez mui ' "he worst had come. I arose trembling, >ut my white bloodless lips, all greasy nth butter and wet with oofl'.-e (for in uy embarrassment I had dropped my tapkin) to those of Madame. This waa uy first French ki*a." Mkdical.?Since 1849, a prize of one mndred thousand francs has been ottered >y the French Academy of Sciences, for k prescription which would cure the Asiatic cholera in the majority of cases U a late sitting of the Academy, the -ommittee appointed to examine the uu nerous communications upon the sub ect, reported that not one of the many uggestions offered was worth a farthing, t has now been decided that any per on who shall discover a positive mdica ion of the causes of the disease, so that >y the removal of them it will disappear, ir who shall discover a sure preventive, uch as vaccination is tor the small pox, hall be entitled to receive the prize. There is likewise a standing offer of five housand francs for a demonstration ot he existence, in the terrestial annus >here, of any matter or animalcule? oper >tive in the propagation of epidemic dis ases. OCT"' We have the most religious hens,' aid little girl, 'that ever you saw. They lever drink the last drop of water; with >ut looking up to the sky betweeu every wallow?I suppose to thank God. I am ure suth hens are an example to us all.'