THE EVENING STAR PCBUSBXD EVERT AFTERNOON, (EXCEPT SUNDAY.) 1 At ftft* Star Butldivg, rorn&r P<mnnrlv+$*a ?wkim and E evtntk By w. D. WALLACH, Wll be aenred to rahacribera in the cities of Waab Inftna, Gt-orfptown, Alexandria, Baltimore and pMUdetphia, at SIX AND A QUARTER CENTS, pajraMe weekly to the Agenta. To mail aobacribera th? NtHripdmi price ia THREE DOLLARS AND FlfTY CENTS a year in advmnee, TWO DOL LARS for SIX MONTHS, and ONE DOLLAR tor T HKEE MONTHS. (^Binu conaa on OBKT. VOL. V. WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 19. 1855. REV. JOHN LANAHAN, PASTOR OP THE EXETER STREET, M E. CHURCH.-A strong desire to benefit the afflicted induce* turn thus to cer if*. We chal enge any other medicine to present such a mam of tes<imony from gentlemen and ladies of high standing of our own weil-known citizens. who testify of cures of COUOH, BRON LUITIS, RHEUMATISM DYSPEPSIA, Ac. Baltimore, January 24th,1855. Momrt. Mortiwver t( Mowbray: I Ukr pleasure in Having to yon that I have used y <ur '? Hampton > Tincture" with very great rr^l From a serious t.iroat affection, my geaeral health Lad becouie very much impaired, when I com menced to use '? Hampton^ Tincture." I found it- effect* upon my general health most salutary.? My nervous system and digestive organ* soon right ed up under its use. I have several times recommended it to my friends, an1 in every case, as far as I have been in termed, they have use it with success. Yours truly, Job* Lakxhar, Pastor Of Exeter St., M E. ChSrch, Baltimore. BLEEDING OP THE LUNGS. Raleioh, N. C., Feb 8,1655. Mam. Mortimrr Sr Mowbray: I do here y certify that about twelve months ago I was taken with a severe hemorrhage of the Lnngs *nd had four Httacksof it I was advised to try Dr. rfamtRon's Vegetable Tincture I procured one bottle, and after taking which, ! was satisfied that I was much better; and that, af.er taking the fourth bottle, 1 was entirely well, and now 1 enjoy as good health as ever I did in my life. I can, and do, with out the least hesitation recommend the Tincture to all persons afflicted in my way. Tours, Geo. W. Weaeley. CURE PITS?READ! Mort to t he Sick than Gold.?From on* of the mom r??pectable Drugrists in South Carolina. ChaRlrstor, S. C. Sept. 21,1853. Messrs. Mobtimer k Mowbray:?The sale ml your Hampton's Vegetable Tincture is increasing every day, and every bottle sold recommends this vtlua le medicine to the afflicted. Several of our planters have tried it in different cases with aston ishing success, and are getting it by half dozens. It baa been found to be the greatest remedy for rheu matic affections, and a wonderful cure ha-! been performed on a negro bo?, suffering from Fits. 1 will furnish you with a number of certificates if you wish them I am, gentlemen yours, W. G. Trott. Call and get pamphlets gratis, and see cures of Cjugh, Bronchitis, Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Dys pepsia, Nervousness and General Weakness. As a fsmale medicine or for delicate children we believe k urn-quailed. Sold by MORTIMER A MOWBRAY, 140 Balti more street, Baltimore, and 304 Broadway, N. York Cvas. Stott 8l Co., J. B. Moorr. D B. Clarke Clarke k Bowling, W. Ei.liot, and H McPher sos, Washington ; also, by R. 3. P. Ci sel, Georee town ; and C. C. Kerry, Alexandria, and bv Drug gists everywhere. feb 21?tr Treascrt Departmert. March 5,1855. Notice is hereby given to the hoidersot stock of the United States described in the fol lowing notice of 3d January last, that for the pur p?se of completing the purchase of the amount therein named, this department will continue to purchase, upon the terms of said notice, to thv ex tent of the residue of the gum proposed not yet ob tained ? say $1,158,585 05, if jaid stocks are off. red and received here prior to the first day of June next: Treascrt Department, January 3, 1855. Notice is hereby given to the holder* of the fol lowing described stocks of the United States, that this department is prepared to purchase, at any time between the date hereof and the l^t day of Mar<-h next, portions or thoee stocks, amounting in the ag grejeate to $1,900,000, in the manner and on the le ins hereinafti r mentioned, to wit: In case of any contingent competition, within the Rinount ?tated, preference will be g ven in the order of time in which said stocks may be offered. The certificates, du.y assigned to the United States by the pirues who are to receive the amount tnereof, must be transn itted to this departra-'nt; upon the receipt whereof, a price will be paid compounded of the following particulars: 1. The par value, or ai iount specified in each cer tificate. 2. A premium on the stoek of the loan authorized by the set ot July, 1846, redeemable Nov?uwber 12, 1856 of 2^ percent.; <>n the slock of the loan au thonz^d by the act of 1842, redeemable 31?t Decem ber. 1862, ?if 10 per cent.; on the stoc't of the loans authorized by the acts of 1847 and 1848, a id redeem able, the former on th 31st l?ecember, 1867, and the iatter on the 20th June. 1H68, of 16 per cent; and on the stock of the loan authorized by the act of 1850, ;*nd redeemable on the 31st of December, 1864, (commonly called the Texan indemnity,) 6 per cent. 3. Interest on the par of each certificate from the 1st ot January, l?55,to the date of receipt and set tlement at the Treasury, with the allowance (for the money to reach the owner) of on? day's interest in addiuon. Payment for said storks will be made in drafts of the Treasurer of the United States, on the assistint reasurer at Boston, New York, Philadelphia, as the parties may direct. But to certificate will be entitled to the benefit of this notice which shall not be actually received at the Treasury on or before the said 1 st day of >T arch uext. JAM Erf GUTHRIE. marO?dtJunel Secreiary of the Treasury. PARASOL*. 130 very rich and cheap P rasols, all c?lors ft raw Bonnets a?>d Misses'Plats, great variety Rich Boo.iet* and Ribband* ISO dozen Linen cainbr>c Handkerchiefs in fancy boxeo, atfl 50 per dos?n; we think a good bargain Embroidered and Clear Lawn Handkerchiefs in great variety BOO yards Swum Edging, 12c-, worth 25c. 30 dozen black Net Mitts, from 50 cents up, very cheap 25 dozen best French Kid Gloves, all shades My slock is large and well assorted, and pur chased hi the very lowest prices. Customers w II be p'eased to favor me with a call and they ?hall be attentively shown through it, and the goods offered at a small advance WM. R. RILEY, Comer 8th St., opp. Centre Market. mar 31?lm PALMER S PATENT LEG. TI1IS AMERICAN INVENTION ^ v. stands uun vailed both in tins country I andin Europe It i? worn by 1,000 persons, I and with mu?t astonishing succeiw. In V competition with 30 other substitutes of % I the best trench, English, and German 1| j manufacture, it received the award of the ? ' ??eaTmebal at the World's Exhibi- T -^ tios ir Los dor as the be?t artificial limb known. In'his country it has been \ \ thirty umes exhibited, in competition with all othars, at the annual Fairs in the 1 I principal cities, and has,in?very instance, m / received the award of the highest or first l pitriniuui And as a crowning honor, by I i Ihe unanimous approval of an interna tional council, the " Pirst Premium"? ?f gi only SUvmr Modal riven for Limbs?was awarded the inventor, ai the New York Crystal Palace. Pamphlet* giving lull information, sent gratis to ?very applicant. B. PR \NK PALMER, STB Chesnut street, Philadelphia. leb 28?3m SPKCTACLAS, EVE GLASSES, Ac-, Gold, Silver, and fine Steel Spectacles, Eye GU* ses, ac ty- Particular attention paid to the soiectlon ol Glasses adapted to the ete? of wearers. M W GALT k BRO., Jewelers, 134 Pennsylvania avt naa. marSS? tf T>ICI1 HiiACK SILKS ot every width and XV quality, from 75 cenu up, very ch ap Ft aid ami plain Silks, Pink, white and bl:X watered Silks for M;uitillas White, ptnk, blue and mode col'd Sballeys While, pink, Mue, green, euro and rnoJe colored French Moussettnea 15 piece* pin in Ileregr, in e>*sry shade at 26 c*ou, very cheap goods Whiu. ptuk, blue, green, brown, and mode colored Bereges, m fiiie quality 100 pieces Lawns and Jackoueu in every quality Also, a well asxorled ?tock of Domestic Goods % Ail ol wluch will be sold at very tow prices. Customer' *ill do well to give us a call. WM. R RILEY, Corner Bih m. and opp. Cenire Mtukxi. mar M?lm CUPPING AND LEECHING. JlLll* EHMMkRI tv OULD rsspectfully inform the public that h? \\ is prepare to attend to me business <.f Cup ptni and Lesching at his Barber Shop, south slus 04 Psnasvlvar.ia avenue, between 13th and 13sta. Calls prr>mptly attended to in all parts of the aity, as 1 at vsry reasonable charges mar 31?1 m* Tk; (/TK E TO FLUTISTS.?EISE.NBRANDTf XN superior Premium Diasonic Flutes and Claiiqa sties will be on axhibtuon and for sale fni a if* lay* at HILBC8 A HITZ'8 Music Depot. TO THE LADIES. MISS 8 J. THOMPSON HHU atw prepared to show our larie^^^H Or and well selected stock it MillineryH|P which die baa just opened, of the la test styles which we are selling ?t ?he lowest prices, and we cordially invite the ladies to call early and hare the first selections. We would also respectfully call their attention to our large and hand handsome stock of fancy Gootis Perfumery. Gloves. Hosiery, kc,. which wc can sell at unusually low prices. HUTCHINSON k MUNRO, No. 810 Pennsylvania avenue, Pim door w?st of Walter Harper fc Co.*. mar 88 MRS. L. ALLEN, 805 Pa- <">?"?<, between Ninth0^t\ JHa.il) an^ Tenth streets, south tide, 11 w Will open oa Saturday, 7th instant, a fV* mo:-t extensive and beautiful assortment of Spring MILLINERY, consistini of Crape, Silk, Lace, Spotted Crape and Grass Linen HATS, including Straws of every description. Aiso, Misses' Dress Hat* and Plata, he. L. ALLEN. aP 4? Dk APNEss CURED.?The foUowing is taken from Scott's Weekly: DEAFNESS.?We understand that the so cress which has ft4Jowetf?lie ase of SCARPA'S ACOUS TIC OIL, in eases of Deafness, lias been astonish ing, thousands of persons i aving been cured, whose cases wers considered hopeless. The calls for this medicine are from all parts of the country, it being, we believe, the only article before the public for the cure of that distressing disease. Be particular and buy of Z D. GILMAN, Wash mirton, D. C., and S 8. HANCE, Baltimore, Md.,as there is a counterfeit article in the market. feb 88? ORNAMENTAL PAINTERS, G. H. VAKftfcLL. dfc J. W. M A NKINS, Louisiana avenue, between 6th and 7tk streets, Next to Varnum's Buildings, HAVING associated themselves to carry on the House, Sign, and Ornamental PAINTING in all its branches, will be thankful to receive all or ders in their line ot business, and will use every ex el t ion to give sal i> fiction. JOBBING in Glazing and Painting promptly at tended to. Give u? a trial. mar 27?tf C. WARR1RIR, WATCHMAKER, NEW WHEELS, PINIONS, AND EVERY KIND op repairs to watches, No. 330 etnmylvanla Avinai, (Between Ninth and Tenth streets.) mar26?lm* WASHINGTON, D. C. dentistry! RB. DONALDSON, Dentist, late of the firm ol ? Hunt & Donaldson, continues to manufacture and insert those beautiful porcelain teeth, with or without gums, for specimens of which (made and de posited by the late firm) was awarded the first premium at tiie Mechanics' Institute Fair, reccntlv held in this city These teeth are carved and shaded to snit each patucular case, and their resemblance to the natu ral organs is so perfect as to deceive the most prac tised eye. Particular attention also paid to filling and pre serving the natural teeth. Charge;" moderate and all operations warranted. Office southwest corner Seventh and D s s.-en trance op D. mar 81?6m TAKK SOTICK. NEW SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS. PW. BROWNING, Mer. hant Tailor, under ? th# Un:ted States Hotel, has just receiver a lara;e supply of Spring and Summer Goods, and is now prepar d to offer great bargains to all in want of guod and fashionable clothing. His " Rcarfy uiaiie Clothing " will be sold at the following low prices: Wh'le suits, Coat, Pantaloons, and Vest, of thin cloth or eas-imere, for $12. Pine Black "Prock and Dress Coau, from $10 to $15. Good Business Coats for $7. Black and Fancy Pants, iiom #3 to $7. Marseilles ^nd Silk Vests, from $2 to $5. He keeps always on hand a large assortment ol fancy articles, such as Shins, Gloves, Cravats, Um brellas, fcc. "Sole Agent for the rale of Scott's Fashions.' maal??tl CH&RLKS HAWKINS, Architect. '?Pa. avenue, between Tenth and Eleventh streets,) WAS HI KOTOS, D. c. WILL continue to furnish Plans, detail working Diawings, and specifications o! buildings ?' every description,and also to superintend their ? rec tmn. feb 1?,.?? PROSPERI'S CORNET BAND NO. 1 MR. FREDERICK PROSPERI begs leave to in form his friends and former patrons that tliis baud has been Iuily re organized and is now under his direction, and he is fully prepared w.th a band of the most Scientific Musicians in the city, to fur rush music for Balls, Parties, Parades, Pic Nics, Ex cursions, lie., at the shortest notice possible, by ap plying to FREDERICK. PROSPERI, Leader,CHA*. PROSPER!, Conductor; HILBUS & HITZ'8 Mu sic Depot, or at PETER TALTAVUL'S, opposite the Garrison. Garrison street, Navy Yard, feb iy?5&n* FINE WATCHES^ HAVING made a considerable addition to my i stock of SOLD HLKT1NO PaTINT LBVERS, and la pi as' watcmk* f Of first quality, heavy 18 carat) r l flp a 1 ? Also. SILVER WATCHES lor boys. I offer them at greatly rvduced prices. The mov? menu are selected with great care, and every Wa:ch is warranted Persons in want of a fine timekeeper are Invited to examine my assortment. H. SEMKEN, No. 330 Pa- avenue, betw. 9th and lUth mar 30 P?-Kfc(JBI?l WITH UUPtCCllVB vision are Invited to examine my extensive slock of all kinds ot 8PECTA CLBS and EYE-GLASSES. Glasses' of any kind, such as Cataract, Par..bola,' Peru>copic, Double Concave, Double Conv. x, and Colored Glasses, put in at short notice, with great care, ai.d persons ui want of glasses may be sure to gel those which benefit the eye. 49* Circulars "Detective Vis.on," gratia at H. S KM KEN'S, 330 Pa. avenue, betw. 9th and lOtli sis. mar 30 TABLE CUTLERY, ALBATA FORKS AND SPOONS, fcc JUST received a larg? assortment of superior Ta ble Cutlery of every variety. Also, every st le of the finest quality ALBATA ??ORKS, SPOONS, TEA SETS, CAKE BAS KETS, CASTORS, fcc. M. W. GAI T fc BRO., 334 Pa. ave., betw. i>ih and 10th su. mar 18?if ATTENTION, OLD SOLDIERS. ALL iuy old friends for whom I obtained Bounty Land in less quantities than 160 acres are hereby informed that their names and a memoran dum of t jetr time is on my Book, so that their de clarators for additional Bounty Ltod can be made with facility. Many of ibo?e who failed to obtain land ror Want of time, are entitled to 160 acree and can obtain the same by calling on inc. Seamea, Ordinary Seaman, Marines, Clerks, Landsmen (of the Navy) Wagon Masters, Team ?ers, kc? *e., in aay war, will find it to their ad vantafe to call or send their cases to nie. Advice gratis to those soldiers, seamen and wid ows who are unable to pay. Refer to any honest man in Washington. a ? -iOHN D> ^'LARK, ap 7?lm^**Ul' Twelfth street west. w A BOOK HICH EVERY BUSINESS MAN IN THE DISTRICT WANTS.-The Washington City Directory, only 75 cents a copy, half pnee, can be had at ALEX. ADAMSON'S, on Seventh strvrt, opposite to the Post Office, where he keeps con stantly on hand a fine assortment of Blank Books, Pens, Ink. Paper, Playing and Visiting Cards,Games, lie. He is agent for all the cheap publications, Magazines and Newspapers. London Illustrated Sews, Bell's Life, Tunes and Punch received by every steamer. New York Herald, Times, and Tribune rec*lve.l every nifht and delivered to iubs^ribirs mar 8n?1 m * * HAIR WORK. 0RNAM1NT8 of H?ir, such as Hraeeleta, Cl??v elalns, Chains, Breastpins, Earrings, Finger Rings, iiiads to order, of any dusired design. All orders faithfully attendel to. Specimens may be seen at my store. H SEMKEN, No. 330 Pa. av., between 9th and 10ih su. Mar 90 WILLARD'S HOTEL, Old PolMt Comfort* V?. THE Proprietors take great pleasure in informinf their many friends and the public generally that this magnificent Summer Hotel i* now betng fitted up in the most modern and comfortable style lot the r< minf mmii. The house will be opened on the fir.t of June, with nothing left unprovided that may promote the co.ufort and happiness of its guests. The prnprietora also take much pleasure in saying that they will be prepared and b'ippy to aecommo date from the firU of May any who mar favor them with a call Board per day.... , iJQ 00 By the week, per day 150 By the month, per day 135 Baths free for the guest*. apa-tf C. C. WILLARD * BROS. OR. D. XcFARLASf, Office?No. 332 Pennsylvania avenue, near Ninth street, Washington, D. C. mar 90?eolrn* FOB SALE.?A Pair of RAY MARES, 7 yeart old next spring, well-bred,soutKi. stylish, gentle, spirited and capital goers. They are well broken and perfectly fre?? from tricks, and will particularly suit any gentleman who is tond of driving. The owner parts with them only because his purpose is to retrench his expenses. They can be seen at Southron's (Ute Birch's) Stable, r.n 14th street, south of Pa. avenue. For terms, or an op portunity to try them, enquire at the counter of the Star office. TTiey will be sold a ba.gain. ap 3?tf $50 REWARD. RAN AWAY fiom the subscriber, living in Not tingham District, Prince G"orge's county, Mary land, on Friday morning last, th? 10ih infant, my negro man EMANUEL, who calls himself Emanuel Gough* He ia about 25 years of .ige, dark complex ion, has a fall set of teeth, has a scare on hi- fore head, one on his right arm, n?-ar the elbow, is five feet eight inches and a quarter high in his boot*. He had on when he went away a suit of drab cloth and a black slouch hat. 1 purchased him of Mrs. :-<arah Harwood, Saratoga street, Baltimore, and she haa a brother of his living with her; and hi* mother (a free woman) also lives in Baltimore. His wi'e belongs to John L. Dufief, Esq., near Darnes town, Montgomery county, Maryland 1 will give a reward of twenty-five dollars for his apprehension, if taken in Prince George's connty, and fifty dolla s if taken elsewhere?in either ca?e he must be brought home or secured in jail, so that I get him again. THOS. R. EARLY, mar 23?'m P. O Nottingham, Md. SILVER WARE| PLATED WAKE ANUFMK KA>C? GOO OS.?Silver Coffee and Tea Sets, Sugar Bowls, Cream Jugs, Oobletfl, Cups, Spoon* and Forks. Also, a great variety of magnificent Fancy Silver Ware, suitable for presents. Plated Coffee Sets, Castors, Baskets, Spoons and Forks, en best Albata The articles are warra?ted as represented, and will be sold at a .-mall advance. II. SEMKEN, 3S0 Pa. avenue, bet. 9th and 10m streets, mar 29?tf MORE NEW DRESS GOODS. WE tp^n to-day a beautiful stock of new and desirable DRESS GOODS. Rich flounced Bareue Robe*, in black and colors A large assortment of Organdy* and French Lawns Rich Printed Bareses and Silk Tiscu-s Mou-sthnes and barege de Laius, in great profusion While Plaid Cambrics, colored, brilliants and chintzes Embroidered and dotted Swiss Muslins Plain Bareges in blue, pink, green, brown and tan colors Mourning goods m great abundance, in thick and thin falincs. A LCO, IN STORE A large and full mock oi ttaple and domestic goods. We name in part 75 pieces bleached shirting cotton of the best brands 25 pieces aft pure shiruo>> linens, from 45 cts to $1 per yard Table linens, towellings, and table napkins 1,000 yards small figured lawns at 12# eta., war ranted fast w ashing colors, and well worth 25 cts 1,000 yards Barege do Lain ? 112V< cts., worth 25 cts All of which we invite purchasers to call and ex amine before making lieir selection. All articles warranted to be us represented. QtJ- We must insist upon the payment of all bills which have been rendered COLLEY k SEARS, ap 12?ec6t 523 7th st.. 3d door a^ove Pa av. Memoirs op the countess of bles siiigton.?The Lifrary Lite and Correspond ence of the Countess of Bleshington, b> R R Mad iien, M. R J. A., 1 vol TAYLOR Si MAURY'S ?p 14 Bookstore, near 9th at. T This pen, which is inanufac ured by Peny Si Co , London, expressly for Messrs Taylor Si Maury will be tounri unequalled in all the requisites of a good steel pen. Sold in gross boxes, price ?l,at their Book and Stationery Store, near 9th st. ap 14 WATCHER, JEWELRY. AND SILVER H'ARE Always on hand a large assortment of the above, which we offer at the lowest rates. M. W. GALT BRO., mar 28 3)14 Pa. avenue F ?OR 8ALE?At the SENATE STABLE south of the Capitol, three good work Horses, and one fine buggy hay Horse. Apply at the Stable*, or Senate Poet office. mar 23? ?>olm* PIANOS FOR SALE AND RENT. r|MIE subscriber has always on band a assort X ment of German and American PI ANOtJ, trom the very beat manufacturers fTjp^n which be offers for sale at lower prices * than can be purchased in the District of Columbia and < u the most accommodating terms. All Pia<iot IMirchased from me are warranted to give satisfae uon. Old Pianos taken in exchange. B. REISS, Professor of Music, G, betw. Fourteenth and Fifteenth streets. eb 6?3m* "an APPEALTO COMMON SENSE.
LIT TBI SICK BlaB TBS TR1TTB. Captain Benjamin.?Wherever known hiE testl mony will be conclusive. Out lest those who do not know the Captain should be sceptical, Dr. Law son k Bro., with others of the b?*t known and moat highly respectable citizens of Easton, endorse hu wonderful cure by HAMPTON'S YMBTABLS TIN0TTB3. Easton, Oct. 4,1854. Msmts. Mortimer tf Mowbray : Gentlemen? I feel it my duty to you and the pub lie to certify to the effects of Hampton's Vegetable Tincture. I was for more than five yeurs laboring under a disease of Chronic Rheumatism, and Hit great part of that time i was so helpless that I had to be helped from my bed and dressed in my clothe* I became reduced to a mere skeleton. All the nied icines 1 took done me no good, and I continued t> grow worse. I heard of Hampton's Tincture and thought I would give it a trial. At this time 1 did not expect to live one day after another. 1 I'd ikx take it (the Tincture) for the Rheumatism, but in a short time I was well ?.f that disease. From tht effects of your '1 incture and the help of God I am now getting in good health. I wish all the afflicted to try Hampton's Vegetable Tincture, as I have d joe, with the same effect Und it has on Your obedient servant, IfAAC BSXjAJftH. We are acquainted with Isaac Benjamin, solu him some ot Hampton's Vegetable Tincture, an J U deve the above statement correct. Dawsow k Bao. From our knowledge of Captain Benjamin we are confident Uiat the above statement is true and un exagerated. J- A. Jobnssn, Cbaslss Robinson. Call and gel pamphlets yatls, and seec.iresoi Cough, Bronchitis, Rheumatism, New atria, Dys pepsia, Nervousness and General Weakness. Asa *einaie medicine or for delicate childien we bolieve it UHrtqo.ll le i. Sold by MORTIMER k MOWBRAY, llOBaiti more street, Baltimore; and 304 Broadway, N. York Chas. St?tt Si Co., J. B. Moors, D. B. Ci.arrk Claris k Bowlins, W. Elliot, and H. McPber ?or, Washington; also, by *. 8. F. Lisa at, George town, and C. 0. Bsrrt, Alexandria, knd by Drug (pata evwrv w he e. >*n ft?tr OS. NEPF'S PREMIUM VIOLINS AND VI olineellos can be seen at our Music Depot. Amateurs and the profession are invited to eall and try these excellent instruments HILI!US fc HITZ. Agents. A good Contrabass lor sale low for cash, if IminsJ dlate application be made as above. THB FIRST QRAND ANUTJAL BALL OP THK H m m WILL II GIVKN AT FORREST HALL, GEORGETOWN. On THURSDAY EVkJTING, April 19,1856. THE Members of th* Clob pledge themselves that no pain, or expanse wUI be spared toiEkeU on^*c Hie most pleasant Balls of the Season. Scott's Cotillon Baud lia-> been engaged for the occasion. B 8 cafenTMhmenN Wi" ** *P?i 0p ky ln p*Penencf d No Hate or ftps wUI be admitted in the room, ex cep* those worn by the respective Clubs n??JL0?*JPl'L.AR> a<1mi""*R * Gentleman Club any ^ 016 n,emberi of lfK' Committee of ?Arrangements. Uriah D. Harrison, J. E. Calhoun, W. A Cunningham, J. B. Davi?, Uriah D. Hilton, Thomas Dowilng. Manager*. John Carr, J. e. Waugh. A. E. King, A H. King, Gab'iel Fieth. I Floor Managers. Gabriel Fitch, Uriah D. Harrison, Tho?. bowline. I ?p4? W,WJi?m? * Mr. W. HENRY PALMER, HITHERTO KNOWN A* ROBKKi' Hhil.LKR, AS much pleasure in informing his friends and ? >he public in general that he has det nmned on lo ating himsek in thirty, and i* prepared to receive pupils for instructi4P>nth>- PIANOFORTE ' HARMONY and CO VI POSITION. He is permitted horefir to Mr Georg* Riggs, Jr., and Mr A. T Kiecktirefer, and any communication nddret-sed to him &t H.ihus k Hitz^s music itore, Pennsylvania avenue, will have immediate attention 1 ap 13?tf MILLINERY. MRS. CROATE pWill open her faring style of BON . NETS at her Rooms, 46 Louisiana! 'avenue, on Tuesday next, the 17th | instant. Straw work bleached and altered at the shortest I n?uce. ap l8-2w WANDERINGS IN CORSICA, CORSICA; Picturesque, historical and social, with a I 85e ? lhe early life of Napoleon, translated from the German by Edward Joy Morris?price $ I; 0 _''ec*ure on English Literature from Chancer to Tennyson, by Henry Keed, price $1 25 1 Just published and for sale at TAYLOR fc MAURY'S, aiar ** Bookstore, ne ir 9th st. LOOK HERE!!! MORE BOL N1 V LAND TO JILL who served in any war since 1790, whether as Officers l Soldiers 8 uloi*. Marines, Clerk*, Indians. Chan lams, Wagon Misters, Teanisurs, Landsm n, (01 their widows or minor children) who hav?- not yet received lull 160 acres, and h ive been in service 14 days will do well u. wrue to u*. postpaid. and then Land Warrants will be forwarded to them tor the above quantity, and no charge if thev do not get it. ? . . LLOYD & CO., Clami Agent's Office, opposite U. S. Treasury, Washington City, D. C mar 6 - 3ni \ru W BOOKS at [11 ^HILLINflTON'S BOOKSTORE, i I The Immaculaie Conception; or. The V other of God; an expositiun by the U;ght Rev. bishop Ulla- 1 I tborne ' G owth in Holiness, or the Progress of the Spirit | ual life, by the author of All for Jesa? The Metropolitan Magazine for April. The Slave of the Lamr, bv Wm. North Everything iu the Stationery line All the new books published received immediate ly afterwards and for sale at SHILLINGTON'9 Bookstore, Odeon Building,corner 4* st. and Pa. ave. apr 6? Watches and jkwkviiy.-i have on hand a good supply of fine ? I H ATCHES and JEWELRY which Will be sold very cheap to suit the times. Gold Le ver Wa to ties as low as $25, warranted to* keep good time. Call and see for yourselves at the I 8lore of J. ROBINSON. 340 aveM oppo. Browns' Hotel, mar 28?dim If \AM PATENT AMERICAN ACCORD EONS. Several o! these new and improaed instruments I just received and for sale at the Music Depot o ' , . . I1ILBUS k HITZ. Also, 6 dozen of Faa's new and cheap instruction Books, pri??e 25 cents. The public are invited to examine these Accorde | ons, having received the first premiums in every ex hibit on exhibited. HILBUS k. HITZ, mar 24 Sole Agents M. WILL1AN, [ LADIES' DRESS AND TRIMMING STORE | Pa avenue, between Seventh a d Eighth streets. MWILLIAN would respectfully announce to ? the Ladies of Washington that he bas just I received from the Northern cities a complete stock of GOODS, among which mav be found? | New style French Dress Timmings | Fiue French Flowers and Ribands A large lot of Bonnets, in silk, scrape, and straw, of the latest patterns j And an excellent assortment of handsome Embroi deries of all kinds. Dresses made in the latest Paris fashions at rea | Honable rates. Pinking and Fluting, aud Kid Gloves cleaned, mar 31?enlrn* NOVLL4BOVI). BLIND MAKERS & UPHOLSTERERS, WOULD re.-pectftilly inform their friends and the public generally that they I are prepared to attend to all orders in | the r line of business. EiSSe All kinds of UPHOLSTERING I[j neatly executed; such as?Cutting and Jg Making Carpets, FtUing down Matting : and Oil Cloth, MaYing and fitUr g up j Bed and WindnwCurtains. Hair.Shurk and other Mattresses, Pew and oilier Cushions, Spring Beds, Lounres, E*siy, ami sick Cnaire. We have in store- Window Shades ar>d Trimmings, Cords and Ta-sels, Split Blinds, Wi.ie Paper tor Curtains. VENITIAN BLIND* made in any style, and old ditto repaired to look as well as new. All kinds of old Work repmrwd, and all or ders thankfully received and promptly attended to for cash, or a perfect understanding before hand If you want the worth of y ur money tnst give us ? call, at No 901 Pa. avenue, south side, beiw. 9th and 10th streets mar 30?tf BAHZI110 HOUSE OF PAI&O AH00B8E, B Opposite United States Treasury. ONDS, Stocks and other securities purchased and sold. Interest at the rate of six per cent per annum al lowed on deposits when left for 20 days or loader, jan 84?6m C1UICKM, CLOCKS, CLUi Kk I-It you j want a good Clock, warranted to keep time, call at the store of J. ROBINSON, 340 Pa. ave., oppo. Browns' Hotel. ap 7?dim NoTIt; it?1 received tins ?ay u new assort ment of SLEEVE BUTTONS and STUDS, of the latest styles. Also, a variety of other new Goods : as Vest Chains, Chatelams, Bracelets, Pins, Earrings, Rings, etc. Great inducements offered to purchasers. H. SEMICEN, No. 330 Pa. avenue, bet. 9th and 10th so. Qfr- New Point* put to Gold Priu at short oo'ice. Diamonds remounted, and Jewelry made to ord r. mar 29?tf 7f?OLIAN PIANOFORTES. JLJlJ Another of these beautiful instruments made by T. Gilbert h. Co., Boston, can now be seen at our Music Depot. Also, a splendid papier machc case parlor Melo deon, made by T. G Gardner fr Co , Conn. HILBUS It HITZ, '96 Star Buildings. UY.-I 'A NEW SONG. WHY DID I LOVE FALSE FLORA, words and music by W. B , of this city, and dedi catrd to Inex Allison, the fair Guitarist Tins song has a most charming melody. Just pub lished and lor sals by HILBUS X HITZ. J*P? JOHNSON ON MANURES, 1 yol, London Vanx on tilling and verti:i*ing land, do Morflton Manures, Philadelphia Dana's Muck Manual for Farmers. Lowell Dana on Manures, New York Ruflln oa Calcareous Manners, Richmond Brown's American Muck Book, New York Pracuoal Treatise oa Manures, by ihe British to oieiy, for the dilluston of useful knowledge And many works on Agricultural Chemistry, oa Fruit Culture, Bees, Cattle, Drainage, Tree Plant ing, and other branches of Gardening and Husband ry, many ol them Imported from abroad W ? FRANCE TAYLOR. EVENING STAR. LIST OF PATEHfS Issued from the United Stat** Patent Office for tfut xerrJt ending April 17lA, 1855?tacA bearing that date : Chas. J. Appleton, of Roxburv, Maes For improvement in bleaching appara tus. English patent, Aug. 30, 1853 m E. Arnold, of Rochester, N. Y. For improvement m sash fasteners. Henry P. M. Birkinbrine, of Philadel phia, Pa.?For improTement in the con htruction of gas retorts. Marshall Burnett and Charles Vander Woerd, of Boston, Mass.?For improve ment in machines for punching metal. Jeremiah Carhart, of New York, N. Y. For improvement in melodeons. Jarvis Case, of Springfield, Ohio.?For improvement in grain and grass har vesters. Alfred Drake, of Philadelphia, Pa.? For improvement in explosive gas en gines. Nathan Dresser, of Rochester, N. Y. For improvement in lubricating com pounds. Solomon B. Ellithorp, of Elmira, N. Y. For improvement in putting a gas gener ator in a parlor stove. James Emerson, of Worcester, Mass. For improvement in ship's windlass. Conrad Wm. Finztl, of Bristol, Eng. land.?For improvement in processes for melting sugar. English patent, May 7 1853. Charles H. Fondi, of Mobile, Ala.?For improvement in dredging machines. Eliakim B. Forbush, of Bjffilo, N. Y. For improvement in grain and grass har vesters. Walter K. Foster,of Bangor, Me.?For improvement in moulds for casting pen cil sharpeners. De Grass* Fowler & Geo. Fowler, of Wallin^ford, Conn.?For improvement in machines for punching metal. Isaac Gallup, of My.-tic Bidge, Conn.? For improved apparatus for turning the leaves of music books. Samuel II. Hopkins, of Providence, R I., assignor to W. C. Greene, John T. Maurae and Chas. Jackson, of same place.?For improved stud and button fastening. Abraham Masson, of Ph ladelphia, Pa. For improvement in rotary engines. Hugh K. McClelland, of Eidersville, Pa.?For improved fountain pen. Francis Peabody, of Salem, Mass ? For hay-making machine. John B. Schenck, of Ansonia, Conn.? For improvements in cut-off valve-gear. John Simpson, of Atlanta, Ga.?For improvement in horse-powers. Lewis Smith, of Butialo, N. Y.?For compensation bearings. Caleb a. Thompson, of Adrian, Mich. For improvement in making printer's ink. Wm. H. Towers, of Philadelphia, Pa. For improvedpen-holder. John T. Wilmarih, of Northbridge, Mass.?For improvement in dies lor bolt forging machines. T.J. Baldwin, of Bridgeport, Conn.? For improved paper-ruling machine. Stephen P. Brook, of Bostcn, Mass.? For improved piano-forte action. Wm. T. Converge, of Harrison, Ohio. For improvement in India-ruhber springs Martin R. Griswold, of Watertowu, Conn.?For improved arrangement of rollers for making metal tubes. Pella Manny, of Waddam's Grove, 111.?For improved hay press. Andrew Mayer, of Philadelphia, Pa.? For improvement in gas cooking stoves. Cyrus A. Noyes, of Pittsfield, Mass.? For improved slide-rest for lathes. J. T. Pheatt, of Toledo, Ohio.?For improvement in life-pr?strving doers. John Stryker, of .-ix Mile Run, N. J.? For improvement in cultivators. Philo Sjlla, of Llgin, ill.?For im provement in grain and grass harvesters. John S. Thomas, of Manayunk, Pa.? For improvement in rotary engines. Chas. Van Horn, of Springfield, Mass. For improved slide-rest for laihes. Wm. H. Webb, jr., ofthehca,Mass.? For improvement m metallic hones. O. W. Bay ley, of Manchester, N. H , assignor to the Manchester locomotive works.?For improved furnace for loco motives. Henry Chatfield.of Water bury, Conn., assignor to himself and Theodore L. Sny der, of same place.?Por improvement in rakes. Wm. G. Foglesong, of Xenia, Ohio, assignor to himself and Benj. D. Ander son, of same place.?For improvement in folding tops for carriages. Wm. D. Jones, of Poughkeepsie, N. Y., assignor to Henry Whurtield, of New York, N. Y.?For improvement in pro pellers. Rufus Porter, ot Washington, D. C., and Jonathan D. iradley, of Brattleboro', Vt., assignors to J. D. Bradley, atore said, and Geo. Deonison, of New York, N. Y.?For elastic tube pump. E. Harry Smith, of New York, N. Y-, I assignor to the Wheeler and Wilson Manufacturing Company of Watertown, Conn.?For improvement in sewing ma chines. Geo. Neilson, of Boston, Mass., assign or to himself and Nehemuh Hunt, of same place.?For improvement in cast iron pavements. Additional improvements.? Wm. E. Janes, of the United States Army.?For improvement in saddle trees. Patented June 13, 1854.' Great Fishing.?The Burlington Free Press relates a new and unique mode of fishing, which has been successfully tried in a trout stream in northern Vermont, and which we take pleasure in recom mending to the attention of all long nosed disciple of the famous Walton. The dis covery was made a few days since bj a wood chopper in Hydepark. Being thirsty with labor, he chopped a hole in the ice of a mountain stream, and laid himself down to drink. While in the act of imbibing the refreshing fluid, his note 4 THE WEEKLY STAR. l.t m afiaM. iO"WfF?) M ?f PoiTiiiTiM who act as lean wtt ha a ronimtwina of nrnty per ent. wm suddenly and unexpectedly seised by a hungry leviathan of the brook, who buried his tqpth deeply in the rosy pro tuberance, which he evidently thought was a savory morsel. The astonished woodcutter, whose alarm endowed him with superhuman strength, threw up his head with a j? rk, and palled out upon the ice a splend d trout, which weighed firo and a half pounds- Ths editor of the Free Press ha tslked with a man who saw the lacerated and swollen nose, and vouches for the authenticity of the story. We do not believe, however, that this mode of fishing will come into vogue, and we advise those of our readers who arc disposed to try it to wear false noses. ? A Dramatic Death.?A number of young men were once engaged in acting the tragedy of " Bertram, or the Castle of SL Aldobrand," at Nashville Mr. J. I J. McLaughlin, formerly of ilopkinsville, Ky , was engaged to act the part of Ber tram, whose part it was during the pro gress of the play to feign to stab himself with a Spanish knife. As the tragedy wore to its denouement his excitement increased, and the gloomy spirit of the play was upon him with a power that made a strong impression of reality upon the hearers, and made them shudder as he pronounced the following, aocom panied by the plunge of the dagger that brought him to his death : ? Benram hath hut one 'atal foe ao earth, And he u KntV [S o-** Atnwe fj It was at this moment that he plunged Uk weapon to bis heait. It was doubt less the result of the excited feeling of the actor, who had too absorbingly in tered into the dreadful spirit of the hero. We charitably suppose that he had no premeditated design of ending his life with the play ; but his complete identi ticaiion of feeling with the part he acted led him to suicide as a natural conse quence. The hallucination, if such we may call it, did not end with the plunge of the dagger. Ilis feelings bore him along yet further. There was still, fter some ex clamations of surprise from the tragic monks, a dying sentence for him to re peat. lie went through it with a start* ling effect: ? With a InrrM 0/ mil'at ion] "I died mi l? lon'? death. A warrior's weapun treed a war tor'* While he was pronouncing these, the last words of the tragedy, his eye and manner were fearfully wild ; the blood was falling from his bosom upon the young gentleman who had personatei the then lifeless lady Imogene ! As soon as the last words were pronounoed, he fell to rise no more.?Monthly Rose. Arrest of a Robber?Advantage or Private Devotion.?On Fndav night last, a gentleman who was stopping at the Pike Aouse, in Bloomington, in this State, retired to his room at the usual hour, and being a man of devout mind, opened his bible and read a chapter, as his custom was. While so employed, he fancied he saw a mysterious move ment of the bed which he was about to occupy, and when he had oonctaied hi* reading and knelt down by its side to pray, he was certain he felt the bed on which his head rested move in an unac countable manner. Now we are told that "the righteous areas bold as a lion" but this righteous man was alarmed, lie sprang to the door, got on the out side, and held it fast, hallooing all the time for help. Assistance arriving, the r.om was again entered and searched, and looking, like Don Alphonso, under the bed, they found there something that did not belong there. A man, divested of his coat and boots, and armed with a huge bunch of skeleton keys was there ensconced, who was unable to give any account of himself. On searching him, evidence of his being one of a gang of scoundrels, were found upon him, and he was committed to jail. He gave his name as F. Myers, but he had several other aliases. This incident illustrates the advantage, even in a worldly point of view, of prac tising private demotion, although it is a question whether the same beneficial re sult might not have been produced in this case by following the practice of Mrs. Jenkins, who always looks under the bed before retiring to rest.?Chicago Tri bune, 8ik inst. Singular Death.?Wm. H. Whitaker, upholsterer, whose place of business was on Fourth street, between Sycamore and Broadway, died at 8 o'clock Thursday morning, under circumstances very mournful and remarkable. On Tuesday morning, the 3d instant, while eating breastfast, he bit, in a piece of bread, a very hard substa' ce, which coming in contact with a partially decayed tooth, gave him sudden and intense pain, and in the quick gasp which followed, the hard substance passed into his throat, and seemed to lodge when it had nearly reached the stomach. There it occasion ed considerable pain, and he called on Dr. Muxzy, who told him to let it re main, as it would ultimately be dissolved and an attempt to dislodge it might be very dangerous. Mr. W. continued to suffer some days, and then took an e netic, which operated violently, but did not produce the de sired effect, though on the day following, in a fit of coughing, the substance came up, and proved to be a piece of a shingle nail, about half an inch long which had been broken, and was sharp and raggt-d at both ends. It appeared to have been part of a nail used in securing the hoops of a flwur bam 1, which had got into the floor and thence into the bread. After the nail came ep, Mr. W. was ea*y lor two or three days, when inflammation set in, and the melancholy result we have reoorded.?Oncirmati Ccrmmtmal, 14lA. Zy A geological survey of Canada, now in progress, is said to show that the Provinces are richer in most minerals, exoept coal, that tven the United States.