Newspaper of Evening Star, April 21, 1855, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated April 21, 1855 Page 1
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THE EVENIWO STAR PUBLISHED EVERT AFTERNOON, (EXCSPT 8UWDAY0 At M* Star building. comer Pennjylvmmim mv*nu? mnd Eleventh street, My W. D. WALLACB, WW be enrred to Mibesribera in the cities of Waab teftoo, Georgetown, Alexandria, Baltimore and Ptiltadelph?a, ai SIX AND A QUARTER CENTS, payable weekly to the Agents. To mall rubecribera fee nbacnpuon price is THREE DOLLARS AND PWTY CENTS a yeer In Wiant, TWO DOL LARS for SIX MONTHS, and ONE DOLLAR fcr THREE MONTH*. QQN*M?u ooptia on 0nrr. VOL. V. WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, APRIL 21. 1855. NO. 717. REV"e" ?t2r&,YA"?5uechth? to present Mich n mit*? of test im^Vr " m' d,c,no chitw, ?HKism8'S%/9S!!'kBoR0'' ?j-tj JhrtW "*> 1S5i rir'SaUSS!"a>'n*10 y?? U>?t I have used From l,amP,on 9 Tincture" with very great rrofit l^d HZPCUOn' my *'*n?niJ health mencfd^nj PrI/,luch '?Plirfd' w"'n I com 10 aai! Hampton*? Tincture." I found Mv 5 up0n my health most salutary edu?T35 7^1Md "I*"*? or*ans sotJn "?ht fHirih,aTe **Ter*' time* recommended it to mv S.Vh "Trry CMe> M far M 1 h"p b-en S Bnned, they hare use it with success. Yours trnly, , ^ _ Johh Larabar, Pastor t>r Exeter ?., M. E. Church, Baltimore. BLEEDING OP THE LUNGS. im. ? c-?. i8? I wm^ii.ui^7 16,11 wbout tWp,T* months ago L???.1***" w'th ? *???? hemorrhage of the Lungs g^tod foar attacks of it I was advised to try IU. Vegetable Tincture I procured one boctS TSL^SS^i ,t,h't'*rcr *?*??? fourth r^sLassft^r- iw?re Toar8' Gro. W. Wiaiut. ^ ^ CURE PITS-READ! n ^U?From on? 01 the most Mi pec table Druggtsts in Sooth Carolina. M, ... ? Charleston, 8. C. Sept. 81,1853. ?e*nrs. Mortimcr k Mowrrat:?The Kale ?f e^r Pt0"!i" V,>*,,trib,e Tincture is increase SlluhiJ ewy bottie sold recommends this ?a^uaMe medicine to the afflicted. 8?vera] of our Ranters have tried it in different cases with aston tehinfsttcces* and are getting it by half doaens. It nas beei? round to be the greatest remedy for rheu matic affections, and a wonderful care ha* been performed on a nefro bor, suffering from Pits. I will Hirniafe you with a number of certificates if you wuili tbfio Jam, gentlemen yours, W. G. Taorr. .y. L ? Ret Paniphleu gratis, and see cures of L>iOgB, Bronchitis, Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Dys pep?a, Nervousness and General Weakness. As a female medicine or for delicate children we believe It unequalled. <old by MORTIMER k MOWBRAY, 140 Balti more street, Baltimore, and 304 Broadway, N. York Cwas. Stott fc Co., J. B. Mooaa, D. B. Clarke, *** ^Bowliw?, W. Elliot, and H McPher sor, Washington ; also, by R. S. p. Ci ,el, Georse town , and C. C. Berrt, Alexandria, and by Drua jiau everywhere. f>b 81 _u Nr?TfJ?1V"r.!lPBFA,IT"1,rr' Mar^h 5, 1855. lHEREBY GIVEN to the holders01 stock of the United States described in the fol lowing notice of 3d January last, that for the pur pose of completing the purchase of the amount merein named, this department will continue to purchase, upon the terms of said notice, to the ex tern of the residue of the sum proposed not yet ob tained ?say $1,158,585 05, if said stocks are offered received here prior to the first day of June next w^J"uSrV DEeARTMErrr, January 3, 1?55. Notice is hereby g!ven to the holders of the fol lowing described stocks of the United Stat*--, that this department is prepared to purchase, at any time between the date hereof and the 1st day of Man h next, portions of those stocks, amounting in the aa gregat-* to $1,900,000, in the manner and on the tai n?s hereinafter mentioned, t? wit : In case of any contingent competition, within the ?mount stated, preference will be g ven in the order of time in which said stocks may be offered. The certificates, duly assigned to the United States by the parties who art to recei ve the amount tnereof must be transmitted to this department; upon the wceipt wnereof, a price will be paid compounded of the following parti utars: J; The par value, or amount specified in each cer UflCtKa 8. A premium on the stock of the loan authorized ,y',846' redeemable November 12, w ? ?Va* j*r ?''nt: on lh? nnc* of loan a?T thonxH by ftie act of 1842, redeemable 31st Decem ber, .8?, ?f 10 per cent.; on the stock of the loan authorized by the acta of lM7and 18*8.a .d redeem able Uie former on the 31st December, 1867, and the lattar op the 20th June, 1868, of 16 per cent; and on the stock of the loan authorized by the act of 1850, and redeemable on the 31st of December, (commonly called the Texan indemnity.) 6 per cent. 1 J?,eK* 0,1 P?' 4584:11 certificate from the 1st of January, 1855, to the date of receipt and set tlement at the Treasury, with the allowance (for the money to reach the owner) of ons day's interest m addiuon Payment for said stocks will be taade in drafts of the Treasurer of the United States, on the assistant reasurer at Boston, New York, Philadelphia, as the parties tray 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 1st day of March Mxv _ . JAMES GUTHRIR. mar??duunel eecreiary of the Treasury. PARASOL*. JL 130 very rich and cheap P.irasols, all colors 8-raw Bonnet, and Misses'Plats, great variety Rich Bonnets and Ribband* l?0doaen Lmen cambric Handkerchiefs in fancy boxes, at $1 50 per dozen; we think a good bargain 8 Bmbroidered and Clear Lawn Handkerchiefs in great variety 300 yards Hwiss Edging, 18c., worth 85c. chL N>1 U"' fr?m 50 Cf,nta up' v#r> 86 docen best French Kid Gloves, all shades .K w lar,!,f and wt,n ?morted, and pur Chased at the very lowest prises. " ^ Pleased to favor me with a call 2. .^ ^ ^ 1,tenllv*'y "bown through it, and the goods offered at a small advance WM. R. RILEY, mar 31-lm ^*ntT 0111 *?'opp- c?nUe Market. PALMER'S PATENT^ LEgT This amekican invention stands unnvailed beth in this country ^ ,lUworT1 b*l ,000 persons, ama with most astonishing succeaa. In com^w.ioa with 30 other substitutea of bem French, English, and German manufacture^ received the award of the Sim hedal at the Worlr's Exhiri tior ir Loroor, as the best artificial limb known, in this country it has been' compeuuon with all others, at the annual Pairs in the pnacipal cutes, and has, in every instance received the award of the highest or first premium. And as a crowning honor, by Ihe unanimous approval of an int. rna Uonal council, the ? pirBt Premium" only Surer MUai given for Limbs? wa7awnr<3ed themventor, at the\ew York ? rystal Palace Pamphlets giving full Information, sent gratis 1 ere^ applicaar B. PRANK ^Ll^R feh ^-3m (;b^nut ?tre?. Philadelphia. Spbotaclks. " *JYE GLASSES, kc.. tjK^d? Wm, and fine Steel Spccuciea, Eye Gla* Q&- Paaicular attention pai.l to the selection of Glasses adapted to the eyes of wearers. M W GALT H BRO., Jewelers, S94 Pennsylvania avenue, rciaf ??u l^1?" ?'-Ack >lLKt ot every wWthaid quality, from 75 cents tip, very ch ap HUkS'r'nw,,k"' PinJl' wtule ^ bl^ watemd wk 8Ukjf(>r Manullas Wh!^' m"?' *nd ruod*? col'd Shalleys frSSrtEJSTi'"? Md c?lo,,'l 15 ,n All of which will be sold at rciv'i!1.1"^ Good* Oustooer. .,iu du WeU to . aw^CM R RILEY, a-st" " ?w. CUPPING AND LEECUjmq" JILIl, EMJUNtKM WOULD respectfully inform th? puWlc ^ . isnrepare u> attend to u?e bu^neW 0f^?^ ?.ng and Wchlng at his Barber Shop, S5th U?L KuR-ylvnaia av.nus, between 13th amU?w it! ^ calls promptly attended to in all p?ru ot t?? ^ a?d at very rtasonabie charges. U-9 luar 31?ifi* \; (/fl?Jt. T() KLtTiSTS.-risenhb'avt^^ 1" ?wpert'W Pie mi urn Diasotiic Flm^aill rJ?J? ***** will be on exhibition and for ssle TO THE LADIES. MISS 8 J. THOMPSON ? MH" now prepared to show our large^^B fa,nd we" elected Stock >f Millinery HP which ahe bu just opened, of the la- w'?Am teatstylea which we are selling at ?he lowest prices h!I^h t*1'^ inYile Ule ,adlM 10 cml1 e*r'y and have the first selections. our^rl0.^ K*?J7p*5,fu"3r cal1 thei' attention to ZV"* an^1hanrt handsome stock of Faaey Goods ? ulv i01r^ ,ery'kc'" whlch we can aell at unusually tow prices. HUTCHINSON & MUNHO, No. 310 Pennsylvania avenue. Pim door west of Waiter Ha per & Co.V mar ?? MRS. L. ALLEN, flpr.To. SOS Pa. avenue, between Ninth r *ftf anW *freet?, rotdA tufc, 5*1) H w vv ill open on Saturday, 7th inatant, aTpr 2?Tt.e?ltfb*???tifiil assortment of Spring ^ R Y i consistln? of Crape, Silk, Lace, Spotted Crape and Grass Linen HATS, including Straws of every description. Alao, Misses' Dresa Hats and Flats, he. L. ALLEN, ap 4? D******* CURED.?'The following ia taken from Scott's Weekly: un<lf,r*tand tii at the success 'h.ch has followed the use of SCARPA'S ACOUS TIC OIL, in cases of Deafness, has been astonish ing, thousands of persons j aving been cured, whose cases were 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. OILMAN, Wash ington, D. C., and S 8. HANCE, Baltimore, Md., as there is a counterfeit article in the market. feto 28? .'m H ORNAMENTAL PAINTERS, G. H. VARNKLL * BIANKIR8, Louisiana avenue, between 6th and 7th streets, Next to Y'arnum's Buildings, rAVING associated themselves to carry on the ?? House, Sign, and Ornamental PAINTI NG in all its branches, will be thankful to receive ail or ders in their line of business, and will use every ex eition to (jive satisfaction. JOBBING in Glazing and Painting promptly at tended to. Give u? a trial. mar 27? tf C. W A R KI.1BR, WATCHMAKER, NEW WHEELS, PINIONS, AND EVERY KIND OP REP MRS TO WATCHES, Wo? 330 Paaniylvanla Avtaaa. (Between Ninth and Tenth streets,) mar 26?lm* WASHINGTON, D. C. DENTISTRY. ~~ RB. DONALDSON, Dentist, late of the firm of ? Hum & Donaldson, continues to gM gi. manufacture and insert those beautiful JmxEEx. porcelain ter-th, with or without gums, tdff I for specimens of which (made and de posited by the late firm) was awarded the first premium at the Mechanics' Institute Fair, recently held in this city These teeth are carved and shaded to snit each particular 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 nattrral teeth. Charges moderate and all operations warranted. Office southwest corner Seventh and D sis.?en trance on D. mar 21?6m TAKE NOTICE. NEW SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS. PW. BROWNING, Merchant Tailor, under ? the Ln:ted States Hotel, has Just received a large supply of Spring and Summer Goods, and is now prepar d to offer great bargains to all in want of good and fashionable clothing. His " Ready made Clothing ?? will be sold at the following low prices: Whole suits, Coat, Pantaloons, and Vest, of thin cloth orjcassimere, for ?12. Fine BUck Frock and Dress Coats, from $10 to Goo^ Business Coats for $7. Black and Fancy Pants, from ?3 to $7. Marseilles *nd Silk Vests, from f2 to $5. He keeps always on hand a large assortment ol fancy articles, such as 8hirts, Gloves, Cravats, Um brellas, tic. "Sole Agent for the sale of Scott's Fashions.' mar 19?tj. CHARLES HA8K1.1B, Architect. 'Pa. avenue, between Tenth and Eleventh street*,) WAsnmeToH, d. c. WILL continue to furnish Plans, detail workint Diawioga and specfficauona of buildings oI every description, and 1J8O to superintend their t rcc t>on Ob 1?1 PROSPERI'S CORSET BAND NO. 1 MR. FREDERICK PROSPERI begs leave to in form his friends and former patrons that this band has been fully re-organized and is now under hi* direcuou, and he ia fully prepared with a band ol the most Scientific Musicians in the city, to fur nish music for Balls, Parties, Parados, Pic Nics, Ex cursions, at the shortest notice possible, by ao ?ra&Ei^EE?ICk PKOSPERI, Leader, CHArt! i ROBPERI, Conductor i HILBU8 h HITZ'S Mu aic Depot, or at PETER TALTAVUL'S, opposite Ga,riM,n ?"eet, Navy Yard. H FINE WATCHES. AVING made a considerable addition to mv stock of '1 oolo HcrrriMa patekt levies, and laoiks' watches Of first quality, heavy 18 caiat Also, SILVER WATCHES for boys. I offer them at greatly reduced prices. The movements are selected with great care, and every Watch is varranUi. ' Persons in want of a fine timekeeper are invited to examine my aaeortment. w H S EM KEN, No. 330 Pa. avenue, betw. 9tfc and lOtia sis. mar 3U KKIO i* 1 WITH DEFECTIVE vision are invited to examine mv extensive atock of all kinda of SPECTA CLES and EYE-GLASSES. Glasses of auy kind, such as Cauract, Par.bola, Periscopic, Double Concave, Double Convex, and Colored Glaives, put in at short notice, with great care, and persons in want of glasses may be sure to get those which benefit the eye. Circulars "Defective Vision," gratis at H. 8 KM KEN'S, 330 Pa. avenue, betw. #th aud 10th sts. mar 30 TABLE CUTLERY, ALBATA PORKS AND SPOONS, *c I tYT,re<!*ived * lar** assortment of superior Ta O ble ( utiery of every variety. Also, every st- le of the finest quality ALBATA l&SfcM;.? ^ M. W.OALTk BBO., 3514 Pa. ave., betw. 0th and 10th sts. mar 12?tf ATTENTION, OLD SOLDiERS. ALL my old friends for whom I obtained Bounty Land in less quantities than 160 acrea are acre by informed that libeir namea and a memoran dum of their time is on my Book, so that their de claraoora for additional Bounty L tnd can be made wita facility. Many of tho^e who failed to obtain W*tl * U,ne? ut to 160 acrea and ean obtain the aaiue by calling on me. Seamen, Ordinary Seamen, Marines, Clerka. Ijr. "K"V( NlTy) VV??0,, Masters, Team. *r',' *c*? **?? m any war, will find it to their ad vantage to call or Bend their casea to me. Advice gratia to those soldiers, seamen and wid ows who are unable to pay. Befer to any honest man in Washington. A . ? ?J2UN D CLARK, ap * Twelfth street west. a book WHICH EVERY BUSINESS MAN IN THE DISTRICT WANTS.-The WashwgTon City Directory, onlv 75 cenu a copy, half price can be had at Ale/ ADAM80N?'on 8eS opposite to the Post Office, where he keeps con' stantiy on band a fine assortment of Blank Books, Pens, Ink, Paper, Playing and Visiting Cards, Games, *e. He is agent for ail the cheap publications. Magazines and Newspapers. ' London Illustrated News, Bell's Life, Times and Punch received by every steamer. New York Herald, Times, and Tribune received e*ery nifht aad delivered to subscribers mar 86?lm HAIR WORK. O^cl'^L1 ?f H?ir' ,ucb " Bracelets, fhat i?i?' 0tl*ln*' Breastpins, Barrings, Finger au ordsrs fcrthfuliy attend* j to. Ppecliu*4M nay be a?ea ? ra. mom WILLARD'S HOTEL, Old Point Comfort* V THE Proprietors take great pleasure In informing their many friends and the public generally that this magnificent Summer Hotel i* now being fitted up in the mort modern and comfortable style tor the coming neaaon. The house will be opened on the fir.t of June, with nothing left unprovided that may promote the con: fort and happiness of its guests. The proprietors also take much pleasure in raying that they will be prepired and happy to accommo date from tlie fint of May any who may favor them with a coll Board per day $2 00 By the week, per day 1 50 By the month, per day 1 85 Baths free for the guests. ap 3?tf C. C. WILLARD ft BROS. FOR SALE.?A Pair of BAY MARES, 7 yean old iiextspring.well-bred,saund,stylish, <TV^_ gentle, apinted and capital goers. Tht-y are yWv well broken and perfectly free from tricks, ana will particularly suit any gentleman who is fond of driving. The owner parts with them only because his purpose ia to retrench hia expenses. They can be seen at Southron's (late Birch's) Stable, on 14th street, south of Pa. avenue. For terms, or an op portunity to try them, enquire at the counter of the Star office. They will be sold a ba. gain. ap 3?tf $50 REWARD. RAN AWAY from the subscriber, living in Not tingham District, Prince George's county, Mary land, on Friday morning last, th? 16th instant, my negro man EMANUEL, who calls himself Emanuel Gough- He is about 25 years of age, dark complex ion, has a full net of teeth, has a scare on hi- for* head, one on his right arm, n< ar the elbow, is five feet eight inches and a quarter high in bis boot). He had on when he went away a suit of drab cloth and a black slouch hat. I purchased him of Mrs. ?'?arah Harwood, Saratoga street, Baltimore, and she has a brother of his living with her; and his mother (a free woman) also lives in Baltimore.. Hi" wi e belongs to John L. Dufief, Esq., near Darnel town, Montgomery county, Maryland. 1 will give a reward of twenty-five dollars for his apprehension, if taken in Prince George's county, and fifty dolla s if taken elsewhere?in either oa-e he must be brought home or secured in jail, so that I get him again. THOS. R. E\RLY, mar 23? lm P. O Nottingham, Md. SILVER "WARE, PLATED WARE ANDF1KE FA"*C\ GOO OS.?Silver Coffee and Tea Sets, Sugar Bowls, Cream Jugs, Goblets, Cups, Spoons 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 warranted as represented, and will be sold at a small advance. li. SEMKEN, 330 Pa. avenue, bet. 9th and 10th streets, mar 29?tf Memoirs of the countess of bles sington.?The Literary Life and Correspond ence of the Countess of Blessington, b> R 1L Mad urn, M. R J. A., 1 v >1 TAYLOR ft MAURY'S ap 14 Bookstore, near 9th st. 'fAYLOR ft MAURY'S ELASTIC PEN No. 27 L This pen, xvhich is manufac ured by Perry & Co , London, expressly for Messrs Taylor & Maury will be found unequalled in all the requisites of a good steel pen. Sold iu gross boxes, price $1, at their Book and Stationery Store, near 9ih st. ap 14 WATCHEK, JEWELRY, ?*.VD SILVER WARE Always on hand a large assortment of the above, which we offer at the lowest rates. M. W. GALT ft BRO., mar 28 324 Pa. avenue PIANOS FOR SALE AND RENT. I^E subscriber has always on hand a assort ment of German and American PI ANOB, from the very best manufacturersfypjjJ which he offers for sale at lower prices' than can be purchased in the District of Columbia, and en the most accommodating terms. All Pianos purchased from me arc warranted to give satisfac tion. Old Piano* taken in exchange. B. REISS, Professor of Music, G, betw. Fourteenth and Fifteenth streets, eb r ' 3JOLIAN PIANOFORTES. flii Another of these beautiful instruments made by T. Gilbert ft Co., Boston, can bow be s?en at oat Music Depot. Also, a splendid papier machc case parlor Melo deon, made by T. G Gardner & Co , Conn. HILBUS ft HITZ. mar 26 Star Buildings. AN APPEAL TO COMMON SENSE. LRTBl SICK BEAR THE TRUTH. Captain Benjamin.? Wherever known his tesil mony will be conclusive. But lest thoee who do not know the Captain should be sceptical, Dr. Lam son St Bro., with others of the best known and mo* highly respectable ciuxcns of Easton, endorse bu wonderful cure by HAMPTON'S VBGBTABL1 TINCTURJL Kaston, Oct. 4,1354. Mexrrt. Mortimer #? Movbray : Gentlemen? I feel it my duty to yeu and the put lie to certify to the effects of Hampton's Vegetablt Tincture. I was for more than five years laborint under a di.^ase of Chronic Rheumatism, and thi great part of that time i was so helpless that I Had to be helped from my bed and dressed in my clothes I became reduced to a mere skeleton. All the med icmes I 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 I did not expect to live one day after another. 1 i'd no* take it (the Tincture) for the Rheumatism, but id a short time I was well of that disease. From Iht effects of your 'I incture and the help of God 1 ail now getting in good health. I wish all the afflicted to try Hampton's Vegetab.? Tincture, as 1 have done, with the same effect tmtf it has on Your obedient servant, Isaac Benjamin. We are acquainted with Isaac Benjamin, soli him some of Hampton's Vegetable Tincture,andbt deve the ?bove statement correct. Dawson ft Bro. From our knowledge of Captain Benjamin we art confident that the above statement is true and tin exagerated. J* A. Johnson, Charles Robinson. Call and get pamphlets patls, and see c:?res o Cough, Bronchitis, Rheumatism, Neuiuifia, Dvs pepsia, Nervousness and General Weakness. Ass temale medicine or for delicate chiidien we belie v?

it unequalled. Sold by MORTIMER ft MOWBRAY, IK> Bait, more street, Baltimore and 304 Broadwr?.v, N. York Chas. St?tt ft Co., J. B. Moore, D. B. Clarke Claree ft Bowuns, W. Elliot, and H. McPheb son, Washington; also, by R. S. F. Cissel,George town, and C. C. Berrt, Alexandria, and by Drug fiats wwt? he e. jan 8?tr JOS. NEFP'S PREMIUM VIOLINS AND VI olincellos can be seen at our Music Depot. Amateurs and the profession are invited to call and try these excellent instruments HILBUS ft HITZ. Agents. A good Contrabass ior sale low fbr cash, it immej diate application be made as above. JOHNSON ON MANURES, 1 vol, London Vaux on tilling and vertilixing land, do Morfit on Manures, Philadelphia Dana's Muck Manual for Farmers, Lowell Dana on Manures, New York Ruffin on Calcareous Manners, Richmond Brown's American Muck Book, New York Pracuoal Treatise on Manures, by >he British So ciety, for the diffusion of useful knowledge And many works on Agricultural Chemistry, on Fruit Culture, Bees, Cattle, Drainage, Tree Plantr ing, and other branches of Gardening and Husband ry, many of them imported from abroad, 'mar 29 FRANCE TAYLOR. NOTICE.?I received this day a new ss^ort ment of SLEEVE BUTTONS and STUDS, of the latest styles. Also, a variety of other new Goods: as Vest Chains, Chatelains, Bracelet-, Pins, Earrings, Rings, etc. Great inducements oflfcred to purchasers. H. SEMKEN, No. 330 Pa. avenue, bet. 9th and 10th st'. (Kf-Sev> Point* put to Gold Pens at short no ice. Diamonds remounted, and Jewelry made to order. mar 29?tf F*A'd PATENT AMERICAN ACCORDEONB. Several of these nww and lmproaed Instruments just received and fbr sale at the Music Depot o* HILBUS ft HITZ. Also, 6 dosen of Fee's new and cheap instruction Books, price fit eents. The pubUc are tavtted to eiamlnethese Aceorde one, having MMtved tttv firaj premiums in every e* htMitun eanlMftd. llfT. ffTJB ft HITZ, ?iff 94 ? A|?M, EVENING STAR. THE DUEL. In the year 1805, when the peace of Tilsit put a stop to the conquests of Na | poleon in Germany, the King of Prussia, exhausted by his astonishing efforts to maintain the war against France, reduced his army to the peace establishment. Consequently many Prussian officers who were stationed at Hamburg received fur loughs. or were dismissed from the ser vice for a time; and a life of military danger and activity gave place to habit^ of idleness and dissipation. In the early part of September, several of these officers having dined together, and sacrificed rather freely at the shrine of the jolly god, adjourned towards even ing to the Exchange coffee house, the most noted hotel in the city. They en tered, singing and shouting in the most tumultuous manner, setting at defiance the rules of propriety and decorum. The youngest of the joyous band, the Baron de V , who bore the commission of a lieutenant in the army, was about twen ty-five years of age, wealthy, handsome, and elegantly formed. But his mind did not correspond with his person ; he was vain, insolent, self-conceited, and pre dhming. When they entered the public room in this boisterous manner, they ob served an individual of small stature, in a dark suit, seated alone at a table ; he held in his hand the journal of the day. while his right supported a pipe. He paid but little attention to the entrance of this formidable host of blackguards, scarcely deigning to raise his eyes from the paper he was reading. The young Baron, doubtless offended at an appear ance of indifference, which he thought bordered on contempt, approached the man in black, and familiarly slapping him on the back, said with a smile ot I bitter irony: 41 Ah! my friend, good evening. From your appearance I should take you to be a schoolmaster?or, per haps, a tailor?am I right ? Where is your goose ?" The citizen raised his eyes, and fixed them for a moment on the countenance of his interrogator, and then resumed the perusal of the journal. " God forgive me my sins," continued the Baron, 44 he will not answer me. Gome, my fellow, we must be more so ciable. Ah! I perceive the reason of your silence; that pipe incommodes you As I must hear the sound of your voice, allow me to relieve you." So saying, he snatched the pipe from the hand of the stranger, and dashed it to pieces on the floor; a piece of wit which' his compan ions applauded with shouts of laughter Without laying down the journal, the insulted individual turned towards the entrance of the inner room, and coolly said, 44 Waiter, another pipe." I 44 Well done," resumed the young im pertinent, 441 have gained something, nowevert I have made him open his mouth." The pipe was brought, filled and light ed, and the citizen continued to peruse the journal as if nothing had happened. 44 My little man," said the Baron, | "where do you belong ? In what village do yqjj exercise your talents? What! No answer! Have you resolved to enter into no conversation with me?" Here the insulted person again raised his head, and looking the officer full in the face, at the same time puffing out an immense volume of smoke. He then de liberately resumed his former occupation. 44 Perhaps I was mistaken in your char acter," interrupted the Baron?44 you may be the quid nunc of a village, and perhaps are endeavoring to commit to memory the news which that paper con tains to impart it correctly to your friends and neighbors. But you smoke like a Swiss. That pipe causes you great in convenience." It was a second time broken. Without evincing by a gesture or any visible change of countenance, or the least appearance of anger, the man in black coolly repeated his first demand: 144 Waiter, another pipe." I 44 What a melodious voice i" resumed the Baron. 44 Such patience must be I the attribute of an angel or a devil. I I would give a thousand florins to see I yon in a passion. It would be delicious I sport!" An old major, whose embroiiered coat I was decorated with military orders and I on whose German physiognomy was de Ipicted frankness, true courage,.and loy alty, who entered the coffee house with these hair-brained youths, now addressed I the Baron in a low voice, but which not I withstanding could be heard in all parts I of the room: 44 My young friend, you are insulting a stranger without provocation; you are foolishly guilty of a great imper I tinence, and your conduct, and that ef I your applauding comrades, begins to dis Igust me. I beg you will pursue ?his I foolish joke no further." ! The Baron, with his companions, ac Icordingly adjourned to a neighboring I room, and commenced playing at cards. I To judge from their numerous jokes, fol I lowed by loud peals of laughter, it would I seem that the young officer's folly and I impudence were already forgotten. An hour passed away, all was mirth and jol I lity, the Baron bad gained a considerable sum, and his spirits were proportion ably buoyant, when the little man in black entered the room, and slowly approach ing his chair, tapped him gently on the shoulder, and requested to speak with him in another apartment. The Baron regarded him with a look of disdain over his shoulder, uttered an ill-timed jest, and laughed in his face. ] 44 Sir," said the man in black, in a de cided and manly tone,44 you labor under a trifling mistake, which I mast be at some pains to correct. I am neither a tailor nor a schoolmaster. I have the honor to be a post captain in the English navy, veiy muoh at yonr service. 5Tou have insulted me, and I demand satisfac tion ; if yon refuse it. I shall find means * to obtain it. To-morrow morning, at seven o'clock, I shall await yort here. Bring pistols with you." Tbe astonished Baron, who during this address had risen from his chair, changed countenance more than once, and an swered only by a bow of acquiescence ; he dared not trust himself to speak, lest his tongue should betray his terror. The captain politely saluted the rest of the company and left the house. With him departed all the gaiety of the lieutenant. He became thoughtful and taciturn ; his mind wandered from the game, and he soon lost more than he had gained. He was unnerved with terror, while reflecting on the consequences o his lolly. What an advantage must an adversary possess over him. who could bear with so much calmness a series of degrading insults, and who could pro pose a duel with such imperturbable s-ivf* froidSuch an antagonist must surely be singularly endowed with cour age and skill! Such were the ideas which continually passed through his mind When the company separated they all agreed to meet at the same place at the appointed hour. But it is not to be sup posed that they all slept equally well during the night. When they assembled the next morning at the coffee house they found the Englishman before them at their rendezvous, but he was now dressed in a splendid suit of naval uni orm of his nation. He was attended by a valet, who carried a case under his arm ne requested the officers to acoept of some refreshments ; and they entered into conversation with the Englishman, when he gave indications of possessing a culti vated mind, and a knowledge of the forms of society and good breeding. | At about eight o'clock he arose from his chair, and begged the Prussian officer to select the spot where their quarrel must be decided, adding that he was * stranger in the city, and that all places were alike to him. The Baron named the open pastures lying between Ham burg and Altona. When they arrived on the ground, the Englishman asked the Prussian what distance he would prefer; he answered " fifteen paces." " That distance is too great, resumed the Englishman?" you will miss me. Call it ten, if you please." And his proposition was adopted. ^TAlmaj0r no7 made the observation tnat tne captain had no second. " That is of no consequence," said the English man, " if I fall my valet has my orders." 1 he major represented that such a pro ceeding was contrary to the usage in af fairs of this kind, and that if such a for mality was ncglected the duel could not take place?but he politely offered to as sist in that capacity. When the ground was marked out, and each of the principals had taken his sta tion, the captam asked his antagonist significantly, if he had good pistols, "for ' said he, ' I have a pair which I have often used, and which never miss their excellence ^ y?U Pr??* U their He then called his servant, and or dered him to throw something into the air. The man took a handkerchief from his pocket. 44 That is too large," said the captain, 44 find something else." He then took froux his pocket a dried prune* -That will do," exclaimed his nLter The fruit was thrown into the air, the pistol was fired, and the prune was shat tered into a thousand pieces. At this extraordinary proof of address, the spec tators were struck with astonishment As to the poor lieutenant he was more dead than alive. The captain now resumed his station, and requested his antagonist to fire; but the major interposed, stating that it was contrary to the custom of the country, that the offended party had an undoubted right to make the first essay, and after his fire was returned, the rest should be decided by chance. ''My friend," replied the captain, 44 if I should suffer myself to be iafluenced by your opinion, this young gentleman would never have another opportunity to test the quality of his pistols. I must cave my own way in this particular and after I have settled the Affair with this gentleman, each of his companions, who amused themselves last evening at my expense, and who, instead of restrain ing the impertinence of their friend, laughed at his ridiculous follies, must one alter another front the muzzle of my pistol. Now, sir, I am ready. Take good aim?for if you miss me you are a dead man." The lieutenant presented his weapon ; drew his trigger, and the ball passed through the Englishman's hat. 44 It is now ray turn," said the captain. 441 was las evening a butt for your rail leries, for your sarcasms. Without prov ocation you insulted me; covered me with humiliations. I was a schoolmaster? a tailor, a village babbler. What am I now i A man ! And what are you T A miserable wretch, a poltroon, tremb ling with fear. The death which in a few minutes you will receive from my hand already surrounds you with shacT ows. The grim tyrant's icy hand is al ready extended over you?yeur lips are livid ; your eyes are glazed ; and your visage is as pale as the winding sheet, which in a few hours will envelop your body. Your feeble limbs can hardly support you ; for insolence and cowardice go hand in hand together. But before my bullet pierces your heart, tell me have you any arrangements to make? lave you a last adieu to send a mother, a father, a sister, or any other person who is dear to you ? I have here the materials necessary for writing, and will willingly grant you time to make any arrangements which you may think ne oeasary." Thevoung man muttered something, of which an humble 441 thank vou," was all that was intelligible. 4 In that case," resumed the fcng'iiah tnau. 44 since reconciliation between us is absolutely impossible, and as it is ne !. ? . . II L j-jS THE WEEKLY STAR. Pomtrrtu win act as ? eommwnnn nfHremt per r?-*t. cess*ry that yoar blood ibould wteh oat the affronts which T hare received. I bee you to implore, br a fervent, bat brier mental prayer the mercy of the Eternal Power. Then, taking off his hat, be looked arc and upon the mute and terrified spec tators of this impooing sceae. who by * spontaneous impulse, uncovered them selves likewise. For a minute there reigned smong the group a religious and solemn silence, which was interrupted only by the hard breathings of the sofier ing lieutenant. At length seizing his pistol, and point ing it towards the lieutenant, he kept him for a minute in a state of the most hor rible suspense; then suddenly raisiog the weapon, he turned towards his valet who stood near and handed him his pistol. 44 Take it," said he, "this officer is not worthy the honor of dying by the hand of an Englishman." The next day the Baron de left that part of the country, and never re sumed his station in his regiment" FIRST ORAHD ACTUAL BILL or THE MONUMENTAL CLUB, AT CARUSTS SALOON, W&DRK8DAT KVBBIBO, April U. I HE Monumental Club bare much pleasure in announcing t<> their lri*n<l? and the public gen ? rally that their ftr-t Annual Ball will be given as above The Club pledge that no effort on their part will be t,[wired to make all wh ? honor 'hem with their presence, a pleasant and agreeable ume. A fupertor band of music baa been engaged for the occasion Th? Supper and Refreshment department baa b' ?-n placed in rbe hand* <?f an eipenenc>d caterer. Tickets, $1 - admitting a gentleman and ladies, to be Ind of any mem'??r of the Cluo, or at tbe door on he evening of tbe bail No hat- or cap* allowed in tbe room except i worn by different dub*. Committer oj JlrrangemmU, M F Flanegan, ^ 8 Savage, J W Franklin, T Withers, A J Baker, 8 Dawes. Managert. J Withers, C Pulaski, U Gait, C Bupett, B Coe, W Berry, H Fr&nklin, C Hunt. 8 Croggtns, J Key worth. >1oor Manager*. J Franklin, S Savage, ap 18 WS*(T?i\V GRAND OPENING OF MANTILLAS. -if AX WELL h BRO. are now opening (in the iVL room o?-er it), ir iM*) tbe largest, cheapest, and most complete assortment o> newest de-igns m Spring and Summer ManUilas, coin prising all the novel'tea of the season, via : The Cremona I>ew Drop Leonora Moire Antiqe, talmas De Sta??l Moire Antique Scarfs Applique lleloiae L Iv Lavima N. B. As this is a new branch of oar biuineas we are determined to offer M ntillas at leas pneaa ihaa any otber hou*e io Wauhr g on MAXWELL h BRO , Pa. avenue, between 9.1i and 10th Ms. ap 17?eo3t Mr. W. IIENRY PALMER, HITHEftTO KftOWtl AS HOBkUi' BKUKB, HAS much pleasure in info'min* bu friends aad the public in gr-n>-raJ that he has det nmned on lo aung himself in this city, and is prepared to receive pupils for instruction on the PIANO FORTE, HARMONY and COM POSITION. He M permitted M rtf-r to Mr George Riggs, Jr., and Mr A. T. Kieckhoefer, and any communication addreseed to him at Hilbui* a Hut's music store, Pennsylvania avenue, will have immediate ?uenuon ap 13?tf MILLINERY. MRS. CHOATE [Will open her spring ftyl* rf BON NETS at her Booms, 46 Louisiana! 'avenue, on Tuesday ueit, tlie 17th mffanL Straw work bleached and altered at tbe shorteM notice. ap 19-Sw LOOK HIRE!!! More bounty land to jill in any via since 1790. wbethrr as Officers Soldiers, Sulors. Marines, Clerks, Indiana, Cbap ains, Wagon Master*, Teamsters, Landsmen, (or their widows or minor children) who have not yet received full ISO acres, and have been in service 14 .lays, will do well ti. write to us. postpaid, and their Lnnri Warranto will be forwarded to them for the ibove quantity, and no charge if they do not get it LLOYD a CO., Oaim Agent's Office, opposite U. d. Treasury, Washington City, D. C mar S?3m N' kW BOOKS at HHILLINQTON'B BOOKSTORE. The Immaculate Conception ; or, Tbs Mother of God; an exposition by the Right Rev. Bfcahop Ull? thome G owth in Holiness, or the Progress of the Spirit ual life, by tbe author of All for Jesus The Metropolitan Magaatne for April. The Slate of tbe Lamr, by Win. North Everything in the Stationery line All the new books published received immediate ly afterwards and for sale at SHILLINGTON'g Bookstore, Odeon Building, corncr 4% st. and Pa. aae. *? WATCHK8 AMD JRWKLHY.-I have on hand a good supply of flee WATCHES and JEWELRY which will be !<old very cheap to sait the times. Gold Le v-r Watches as iow as $25, warranted to1 keep good time. Call and see for vourselves at the store of J. ROBINBOK, 349 Pa. ave., oppo. Browns' Hotel, mar 28?dim BA5XIHG HOUSE 07 PAIfcO TTsOUEIli Oppotite United State* TVaesery. BONDS, Stocks and other Msariuss purchased and sold. Interest at the rate of aix peg ceat par aaaum al lowed on deposits when left lor li 6ay* eg longer. jan 24?6m NEW SONG. WHY DID I LOVE FALS^TLORA. words and music by W. B , of this city, and dedi cated to In?-t Allison, the fair Guitarist This song ha* a most charming melody. Just tub* liahed and lor sale by HILBCS a HITZ. ?P* HOICLL * BOTD, BLIND MAKERS & UPHOLSTERIES, WOULD respectfully inform their friends and the public generally that they are prepared to attend to all orders the r line of business. All kinds of UPHOLSTERING neatly executed; such as?Catling and Making Carpets, Puling down MatCag and Oil Cloth, Making and fitting up Bed and Window Curtmns. Hair, Shack and other Mattresses, Pew aad other Cushions, Spring Beds, Lounges. Easy, mm asi * Chairs. We have in store-Window Shade- and Trimming*'. Cords and Tasaels, Split Bliads, Wide Paper for Curtains. VEMTIAN BLINDe made in any style, and old ditto repaired to look as well ae new. All kinds of old Work repaired, and all or der* thankfully received and promptly attended to for cash, or a perfect undemanding before hand If you want the worth of yoar money jest give oe a call, at No *91 Pa. avenue, south dde,betw tth and 10th streets " Clocks, clocks, clocks i-if yea want a good Clock, warranted te keep tune. rail at the store of J. ROB IN P> N. 8*0 Pa. ave., oppo. Browns' Hotel ap 7? dim - KIO OLOVK#? Revived this day, by ex press, 29 d"*en more rf tboee fine Rad Gloves, at tlfly cenu a pair. WALL * tfTRPHRM. Pa- avenue. neat tu lion Ball ap 19?Jt