THE EVENING STAR PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON, (EXCEFT SUNDAY.) At tk? Star Building, comer Pennsylvania awnue and Eleventh street, By W. V. WALLACH, WW ho served to 9tibscrib?rs in the cities of Wanb tofton, Georfttown, Alexandria, Baltimore and FWadelphia, at SIX AND A QUARTER CENTS, payable weekly to the Agents. To mail subscribers tb? subscription price it THREE DOLLARS AND FIFTY CENTS a year In advance, TWO DOL LARS for SIX MONTHS, and ONE DOULAR tor THREE MONTHS. O^Smati conn on SPRING ANn STTVUPT? nrkrma i VOL. V. WASHINGTON MONDAY, MAY 7, !S?>5, NO. 730 THE WEEKLY STAR. Thu crcHWk* Family kl* N^w Jor-m-<*n taiciiu afrefc "* Tari'tr of ini??rM:in? -ewtH.* *h' ? CM) he found in sny ocu?i?iff published <m *%um Single copy, per i 11 A to ruras. US 00 FItc copies....-.., Ten do Twenty do....... 00" C ASH, IKVAtlASLT IM ADVAllCI. Single copies (in wrappers) can be procured at the counter, immediately after the issue of ?? paper Price?THaaa rears. "r?iT*inr*? who act u trol* will S?* ? a fumn- T- " n wiv prr c at. H JOHN H 8M00r. So*t\ fide of Bridge street, near High, BiosorrowK, d. c , A3 received and is now offering a very eeneral awortraent of SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS. In hia nock will be found a good assortment of of Mar style Light Spring Silks Beat make Mack do Bereces, Grenadines, risroea Blk modes and bright col'd Cballiea Berege and Cballey Delaine#, Mottseeliaes Real French Chintxes and Brilliants Organdie and Jaconet Lawns Real imported Lawn*, fast colore, at 12}^c. Real French and Scotch Cm broideries, cheap Plain atriped aod plaid Bonnet Ribbons Emb'd and plain Linen Cambric Har.dkerchicf a great bai^ain Jaconet, Swiss, Nainsook, and Plaid Muslins Rich figured and dotted do Bajout Kid and Alexanders Silk Gloves, all colore Ladiea, Misses, and Gents' Hosiery, all kinds Parasols of avery shade and price Rich English fast colors Prints at 13% With a first rate assortment of MEN'S AND BOYS' WEAR. Also, Sh?M?tings and Shirtings of the best makes in Linens and Cottons Table Cloths, Damasks, Napkins Towellings, Fur niture Chintzes, white Spreads Domestic Goods generally. Havrng made large purchases from the Philadel phia and New Ysrk auctions, I am prepared to of tor great inducements to cash or prompt customers. a# 18?lm J. U. SMOTT PISHING TACKLE. LIMERICK, Virginia, Kirby, Yankee Doodle and Gravitation Fwh Hooks Silk Sea Grass, Linen, and Cotton Lines Jointed Rods at all prices, from $1 to $6 each Also, Bamboo and Reed-Rods Artificial flies, grasshoppers and flsb Sinkers of every description. Silk worm Gut. Landing Nets, and everything in the Fishing Tackle line ior sale at reduced price?. E K LUNDY, No. 1S8 Bridge street, Georgetown, D. C. ap SO?tf ATTENTION.old SOLDIERST 4 LL my 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 their time is on my Book, so that their de clarations for additional Bounty Land can be made with facility. Many of those who failed to obtain land for want of time, are entitled to 160 acres and can obtain the same by calling on me. Seamen, Ordinary Seamen, Marines, Clerks, Landsmen, (of the Navy) Wagon Masters. Team sters, fcc? he., in any war, will find it to their ad vantage to call or send their cases to me. Advice iratis to those soldiers, seamen and wii ows who are unable to pay. Refer to any honest man in Washington. JOHN D. CLARK, Agent, No. 5ST Twelfth street west, ap 7?lm* CHARLES 11AJK NS, ArcblUct. ( "a. avenue, bctvrcer. Tenth and Eleventh streets, WaSEiMSTON, D. C. jl ILL continue to furnish Plans, detail working Vf bfswings and specifications of buildings o? every d'^rption. and also to aape.ir.tead thu.r?ret lion ft?h 1?. r ICE. T; !I.K1DWKLL guarantees a full supply of a ice to customers in Washington or George to vn, for the whole year, at fair prices. Orders can be left at the following placcs or sent thscxigti the Port CUfice H II. McPherson, Druggist, Capitol Hill Kidwell &. Laurence, corner ot Pa. avenue and ]4Ui streeta Mr. McPherson, Grocer, 7th street G. F. Kidwetl, Smith's Lumber Office, 6t at. Joseph Moore, Druggist, Pa avenue, First Ward Ice can be had at my office, No 3 First street Oeorget?wn, at all times. Panniie3 will be suppli- d frjr ;he whole year at fair prices. ap 21 - lm notice"of copartnership. Henry barron & solomon stover have this day formed a Copartnership for th purpose of earning ou the Wood and Coal business in ail its branches. Our yards are situated on the corner of 21st aua I streets, Washington, and on die inoal, near Semmes's planirg null, Georgetown At citheT oi the above places persons in want of Wood an J Coal of the very best quality, and on the mo-t reasonable terms, will at all times find an assortment equal, it not superior, to that in any yard in the District. AH ordere filled with care, promptness, and dls patch. BARRON x STOVER. Georgetown, D. C., April 10th, 1855. apr 12?dim TAKk ffOTICK NEW SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS. PW. BROWNING, Merchant Tailor, under . the United States Hotel, baa just received s large supply of Spring and Summer Goods, and i now prepar?-d to offer peat bargains to all in wan of good tad fashionable clothing. His " Ready made Clothing " wdl be sold at tne following low prices: Whole mits, Coat, Pantaloon*, and Vest, of thin cloth urjcasstmere, for .a 12. Fine Black rrock and Dress Coats, from $10 to $15. Good Business Ooats for $7. Black and Fancy Pants, Irom $3 to $7. Marseilles :nd Silk Vests, from *2 to $5. He keeps always on band a large assortment of fancy articles, such oj Shirts, Gloves, Cravais, Um brellas, he. "Sole Agent for the sale of Scott's Fashions.' mar 19?tj. LOOK HERE!!! MORE BOUNTY LAND TO ALL who served in ANY War Since 1790, whether as Officers S-nt-r-, Sailors, Marines, Clerks, Indians, Chap tains, Wagon Masters, TeamsUrs, Landsnr n, (oi their widows or ioinor children) who have nut yet received fail 1G0 acres, and have been in service 14 days, will do well to write to us,postpaid, and their Land Warrant* wiil be forwarded to them fur the above quanuty, and no charge if tbey do not get it LLOYD fc CO., Claun Agent's Office, opposite U. 8. Treasury, Washington City, D. C mar 6?3m OlhVKll WAKJE, PLATED WAUK O AIOPIIK VA >C? GOODS -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 Porkj, on be&i Albata. The articles are warranted as represented, and will be sold at a tiaall advance. 11 SEMKEN, ISO Pa. avenu%be*9th and 10th streets. mar 89-tf WILLARD'S HOTEL, Old Point Comfort, Va< THE Proprietors uke great pleasure in informing their many friends and tlie pubiic generally that ? this magnificent Summer Hotel is now being fitted up ia tha rnort modern and comfortable style lor the comma season. The house will be opeued on the firtt of Jwe, with nothing left unprovided that may promote the comfort and happiness of lu guests. The propneion also take much pleasure in saying that they wdl be prep.-tred and happy to accpmmo date from the font of May any who may favor them with a call Board per day $2 00 By the week,per day.... 1 5" Bv tbe month, per day 125 Baths free for the guests. ap *-tf (P W1LLARP * BROS. FOR SALE.?A Pafr of BAY MARES, 7_year? oid neit spring, well- bred,sound, stylish, gentle, spirited and capital goers. Th? y are well broken and perfectly free from tricks, and will particularly suit any gentleman who is fond of dnviiiK. The owner pari* with them only because his purpose is to retrench his ezpenfes. They can be seen at Southron's llate Birch's) Stable, on 14th street, 9*41 th of Pa. avenue. For teraas, or an op portunity to try them, enquire at the counter of the Star office. They will be sold a ba. gam. * ap 2?tf Mr. W. HENRY PALMER, BlTBSnTO KNOWN ?? ROBKRT UKLLKR, HAS much pioasure in informing bis friends and the pubiic in general that be bas del- nnined on locating bimsek' in this city, and is prepared to receive pupils f?>r instruction ou the PIANO FORTE, 11AHMONY andCOMP<tSlTlON. He is permitted to refer to Mr Ueorge Riggs, Jr., and Mr A. T KieekboeiVr. d any communication addressed to; him at Hdbns k Hiu's marie stjre, Pennsylvania avir.ur, wiil have immediate ?tfemion ip 13?tf ? - .... ?muni, Timill a, looo. Notice I? HEREBY GIVEN to the boldersof stock of the United States described in the fW lowiug notice of 3d January la^t, that for the pur pose of completing the purchase of the amr.unt therein named, thi* depart "aent will continue to purchase, up??n ih* ternu of said notice, to the ex teut of the lestdue of the ?um proposed not yet ob tained? say %1,158^>85 05, if said ttneka arc offered and received here prior to the first .lay of June next: Tuiint DapaKTVKNT. January 3, 1?56. Notice u hereby given to the holders of th? fo! ?owfng described stocks of the United -*ta?es, ihat tilta department to prepared to purehase, at any uiae between the hereof and the 1st day ot Mar-h next, portions ot those stocK3, amounting in the ag gregate to $1,900,000, in th? manner and on the cei me hereinafter mentioned, to wit: In case of any contingent competition, within the unc-unt stated, preference will be g ven in the order of time in which said stock* may be offered. Th?' certificates, duly assigned to the United States by the parties who are to recei ve the amount tnereor, must be traasir stted to this d?partmeiu; upon the receipt whereof, a pnee will be paid compounded ifthe following particulars: 1. The par value, or amount specified in each cer tificate. 2. A premium on the stock of the loan authoriz d i?y the set of July, 1846, redeemable November 12, 1856 of 2* per cent.; on the stock of the loan au thoriced by the act of 1842, redeemable 31st Decem ber. 1862, of 10 per cent.; on the stock of the loans authorized by the acts of 1847 and 1848, and redeem able. the former on th? 31st December, 1867, and the latter on the 20th June, 1868, of 16 per ccnt; ind on ibe stock of the loan authorised by the act if 1850, and redeemable on the 31st of December. 1864, (commonly called the Texan indemnity,) e p<* cent. 3. Interest on the par of each 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 on# day's interest in addition. Payment for said stocks will be made in drafts of the Treasurer of the United States, on the assistant 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 1st day of March next. JAMES GUTHRIE, mar 6?dtlunel Secretary of the Treasury. WASHINGTON AQUEDUCT. Owcb Washington Aqi loroT, \ Wa*hmgton, March 7, 1855. / PROPOSALS are invi.ed for graduation, stone and brick masonry, dams, tunnels, and other works of the Washington Aqueduct. Proposals received up to the 8th of May will be opened at noon of that day. Maps, profiles, and specifications of the work will b? ready for examination on and after the 20th (lay 'it April next Proposals will be received for the work of particu* lar culverts, bridges, itc., as described in the plans and specifications. Portions only of some of th? works can be com pleted under the present appropriation, but ail the contracts for unfinished work will be subject to fu ture appropriations by Congress. The Engineer re ?rrves the right to prescribe the amount ot w.'.rk to |oe dons ard rate ot progress under such contract tor each appropriation, and, In ease of the appro pildtion not holding out sufficiently, to decide when and what works shall be stopped until funds bccamc available. In case of the entire stoppage of any particular work for want of funds, the reserved tea per cent, will be paiti, if. in the judgment of the Engineer, the work has been properly executed so far as it has -?one. Payn. rnts will be made in specie checks upon the United Status Treasury, upon the monthly ultimate* I of the Engineer, reserving 10 per cent.; and it will be a condition ofall contract3that the workmen shall be pai l th* u fuii wages monthly and in spec s;. All bids should be ealed and endorsed u Propo is for work on the Washington Aqueduct." The United States reserves the right to rejcct any | oral* the bids should they not be deemed advan tage.-u-, and to make sue!, arrangements as n ay be considered most conducive to the progress of the work. Every offer must be accompanied by a written guarantee, signed by one or more responsible per subs, to the effect that he or they undertake thatthe bidder or bidders will, if his or their bid be accepted, enter into an obligation, within ten days, with g<>od and sufficient sureties, tor the completion of the work undertaken; s<nd guarantee lobe accompanied by the certificate of the United States district judge, United States district attorney, navy agent, or some officer of the General Government or individual known to tne Engineer or Department ot War, that Uie guarantors are able to make good their guarantee. Bids will be opened in presence of bidders if any of them choose to be present. Form of GuaranJas. To Capt. M. C Meigs, U. 8. Engineers : We, the undersigned, residents of , in the Slate of ? , hereby, jointly and severally, cove nant with tht United States and guaranty, in case uie foregoing bid of be accepted, that he or they will, within ten da * after the acceptance ot -*l<i bid, execute a contract for the same, with good tnd sufficient sureties, to perform tile work or furnish the articles proposed, in conformity to the t' rms of the advertisement under which it was made; and, in case the said ??? shoald fail to ?nter into contraci as aforesaid, we guaran'y to make go id the difference between the offer by th? t tid aad the next lowest MUder. A. B. <J D. I hereby certify that, to the best of my knowl?nig ?nd belief, the above named guarantors are g<> ?i and sufficient. E F M. C. MEIGS, Captain of Engineers in Charge, mar 7?eotMayS&wif CANAL PACKET LIFE T1 POINT BOCKa I'll* Canal Packet CONGRESS having been thoroughly repaired, and pat in first rat ?inter,will commence runningoa MONDAY. the 30ih instant, for the transportation of passene r and light freight between Georgetown and the above named point, on the most pleasing terms. The Boa: will leave the wharf of W II. Ritter for the Point of Rocks on every MONDAY, WEDNES DAY, and FRIDAY mornings,at 7 o'clock, and the Poii.t of Itocks for Georgetown on TUESDAY, THURSDAY,and SATURDAYS, at the same hour, "topping at the different landings along the line for the reception an I landing of passengers and freight, going and returning Passage through either way ?2, shorter distances at the saine raies. That is to say,from Georgetown to Great Falls 50 ceuts; Se?eca 75 ccnts ; Edwards Ferry .? 1.25; Manocecy $1.50. Meals served reguiaily on board the Boat at mod erate rates. JOHN CROMBAUGH, Proprietor, CHARLES MERRELL, ap 23? lm Captain. PREMIUM MINERAL WATERr WE respectfully call the attention of all persons who wish to be served wiUi superior MINE RAL WATERS, Just sueh as that we were reward ed a Sdver Medal by the Metropliian Mechanics' Institute to our extensive manufactory. In addition to tne above we also bottle Ale, Por ter, Champagne Cider, Boot Beer and Mead, all of which will need but one trial to decide in iu being equal, if not superior, to anything of the kind in the United States. A fresh supply of the above always on hand. Orders by mail or given to our drivers will be thankfully received and promptly attended to. ARNY k SHINN, Union Bottling Depot, No. IT Green street, Georgetown, D. C. ap 26?dSw PALMER'S PATENT LBG. This american invention stands unrivalled both in this country and in Europe. It is worn by 1,000persons, and with most astonishing success. In competition with 30 other substitutes of the best French, English, and German manufacture.it received the award of th? 0SEAT MEDAL at the WORLD'S EXHIBI TION hi London, as the best artificial limb known. In this country it has been thirty times eihibited, in competition with all others, at the annual Fairs in the principal cities, and has, ins very instance, received the award of the highest or first premium. And as a crowning honor, by the unanimous approval of an interna tional council, the " First Premium"- l _ only Si/esr Medal given tor Limbs?was awarded the inventor, at the New York Crystal Palace. _ Pamphlets giving Aill information, sentjnraua la every applicant. B. FRANK PALMER, 37f Chestnut sveut, Philadelphia. frb 28?3m NEW SONG. WHY DID I LOVE FALSE FLORA, words and music by W. B , of thw city, and dedi cated to Inez Allison, the Cur Guitarlrt This song has a>ojo?t charming melotfy. Jo*V pa liihefl and for wlr ty HILftUV h ffTTZ. , ?P? AncttOU Eaiirfi flV .1 C. RfcCUlSK: luctipnacr. EXECUTOR'S sale of large punch ing Machine, Blacksmith?' Tools, Ir.:n, Carts ! he.?On TUESDAY afternoon, May 8th, at 4 o'clk I shall sell, at Easby's Ship Yard? On?- laree Punching Machine Lot of BUckami'h's Tools, Bolts Shackles Chain Bellows Rurrell Cart, Wheels, Cart Lot of Log , ?c. i Terms >f sale: #30 and under cash ; over that sum a credit of sixty aad muety davs, for approved en | dorsed notes hearing interest J AS. C. McGUIRE, may 2?d Auctioneer, i K. 8- WH1QHT, Auctioneer fO 0* OWN YERY VALUABLE REAL ESTATE AT Auc iu?n.?By virtue of a decree o!" the Circuit Cour' oi the District of Columbia, the subscriber will offer at public auction, to the highest bidder, at 5 o'clock p m , on TUESDAY, the 8th day of May nut, in front of the premises, the f Mowing real estate in Georgetown, <?f which vV illmni Nelson, late of Fair fax county, in the State of Virginia, died seised, viz: 1st. Part of Lot No. 43, in the original plan of Georgetown, situated on the east side of Market Space, and next south of and adjoining to the store house of Mr. Samuel Cropley, fronting 15^4 feet on Market Space, and running eastwardly of that width 33 feet, on which there id a three story brick build ing. 2d. The whole of Lot No. 16, in the same plan of Georgetown, lying between Bridge street and Pros j pect street, and fronting 66 feet on each street. It is proposed to sell this Lot in five parcels, as follows: 1st. The eastern part thereof fronting 37 feet on Bridge street, and running north of that width 120 | feet On this part there stands a three-story brick house, with back buildings, heretofore used as a I tavern; it fronts 25 feet on Bridge street, and has ap purtenant to it an alley leading from Bridge street to the rear of the Lot 12 feet >/vide. 2d. The western part of said Lot, fronting 20 foe; | on Bridge street, and running back of that width 12(J | feet nerth, with an old frame builning thereon. 3d. That part of the snid Lot 16 which fronts on Prospect street will be offered in three separate lots, | each of which will front 22 fuel on said street, and run south of that width one hundred and twenty | feet. They are vacant. The terms of sale imposed by the decree require j the purchaser to pay one-fourth of purchase utMiey in hand, and the residue in three equal instalments at six, twelve, and eighteen month* from the day of j sale, with interest thereon ; and for such deferred payments the Trustee is required to take the notes | of the purchasers, with approved sureties, pa., aMe I at the times aforesaid, with interest from the day of I sale. The Trustee reserves to himself the right to resell I any of the lots and premises aforesaid the purchaser of which has faded for the space of tcu days tc cow ] ply with the terms of sale. Sale to commence at Lot 43, on Market Spacc. JOHN MARBURY, Trustee. ED. S. WRIGll P, may 1? Auctioneer. Bjr J. C. RfcGUIRK, Auctioneer. Chancery sale of valuable and el igiWv situated improved and unimproved Real I E-tate, consisting <??' Dwelling Houses and Lot-*, va cant Lots, and Wha?f.?By itfie of a decree of" the Circrit Court of th< Ihstrict of Columbia tor VVaah | ington county, mad? in the caus? wherein John A. Fraeer is complainant, and Jonn Walker, Lllen 3. Fraser, and others, heirs at law of Simon Fraser, j deceased, are defendants, \'o. ?')9,in Chancer}', the ] subscribers, trustees appointed by . aid decree, will ' sell at public auction all those p <*ces or parcels, of i ground lying and bringsituat' d in the city of Wash ] inzton. and known ami distinguished a- b< ine Lots Nos. 1,2, 3. 4, 5, C, 7, 8, 9, !U, 11, 12, '3, 14, 15 16, 117,18, 19,20, 2?, 22, 23, and 24, in the subdivision I made by said trustees of Square No. 412, fronting respectively and variously from 18 feet 1 inch, to 30 feet * inches on 8tii and Dth streets wen. an.l E and F streets south, by various depths to an a'le*, with the improvements and appurtenances, which con sist of a cotnmod:>.'i?. .*nd well and substantially built 3% story- Brick Dwelling Hotisr- op Lot 8, and | a comfortable and well l>ui!t 2 story Brick Dwelling H ?use on each of Lots Nos. 18 and 16, in said sub division ; lot No 4, in Square No 388, fronting 25 on F street south, between 0th and 10th sts. west, by 125 feet deep, with the improvements and appur tenances, which consist of a 2K story Frame Dwel ling House; part of Lot No. 3, in Square No 730, fronting 40 feet on Pennsylvania avenue, running back to "A" street south, with a width on ?aid "A'" street of 43 feet 7 inches ; and part of Square No. 472, fronting 44 feet on Water street, at the termi nation of 7th street west, with the valuable Wharf j thereto attached and belonging, extending to the channel of the Potomac river, and new occupied by | George Page and used as a steamboat wharf The sale of the several Lots in the subdivision of Square No 412, w th the improvements and appur tenances, will lake place on Thursday, the 24th I day of May, 1855, at 5 o'clock p m., on the prem I ises. The sale of Lot No. 4, in Square No. 388, with I the improvements and appurtenances, will take l?Uce on said Tnursday, the 24th day of May, 1855, | at 6 o'clock p. m , on the premises The sale of part of Lot No 3, in Square No. 730. will ake place on Friday, the 25th day of Mav. at | 5^U o'clock p. m., on t.le premises. And the sale or part of Square No 472, with the valuable Wharf thereto attached and belonging, will | take place on Tuesday, the 29th day of May. 1855, ?t 5V4 o'clock p. m. on the pr< mines. The above property is all situated in desirable lo I cation , rapidiy enhancing in value, and offers to
| capitalists and others a most favorable opportunity or investment* or procuring a dcurable residence. The terms of sale, as prescribed by said decree, "ill be one fourth of the purchase money in cash, I and the balance in six, twelve, eighteen, and twen ty fou months, to be se urea by the purchaser's bonds, beaing interest from day of sale, with secu rity, to be approved by the Trustees. Upon the full payment of the purchase money and , interest, arid the ratification of the sale or sales by I the Court, the Trustees will conve} the properly to the respective purchasers in fee. I If the terms of sale are not complied with in six I days after the sale, the property the terms of the sale | o which are not so complied with will be resold at | the risk and expense of the purchasers upon one week's notice. All conveyancing at the expense of Hie pure has lew. CHAS. S. WALLACH, |? . EDW'D SWANN, [Trustees. JAS. C. McQUlRR, ma> 2?eoStds Auctioneer. By J. t. filcGl'IRU. Auctioneer. 'I'RUSTEE'S SALE OF DWELLING HOUSE | and Lot on Massachu.-etts avenue?By virtue I of a deed in trUKt the subscriber will sell, at public auction, on the premises, on MONDAY afternoon, May 21st, at 6 o'clock, part of Lot numbered nine, (9) in Square numbered four hundred and fifty-two (452,) fronting twenty (20) feet on Massachusetts avenue, between 6th und 7th tu? ets west, runuing back one hundred and twenty nine (129) feet, with I the Improvements, consisting of an exceilcut frame dwelling house. Terms cash. NICHOLAS CALL AN, Trustee. JAS. C. McGUIRJ3, ap 20- 9aw&ds Auctioneer. By J. C. McGUIRK, Auctioneer. IMPROVED PROPERTY AT THE NAVY Yard at Public Auction.?On TUESDAY after I noon, May 8th, at 5# o'clock, on the premises, I shall tell Lot No. 23, in Square No. 888, situated at the corner of south L and Seventh streets east, fronting 49 feet on south L street, by 71 feet on 7th | street, with the improvements, consisting of three brick and one frame dwelling house. Terms: One-fourth cash ; the residue in 6,12 and | and 18 mouths, tor notes secured by a deed of tnikl on the premhftf, MUflng h it a tel. JAB. C. McCnug, ap 21?eofcds AdBWOneer. By ORSKI A SCOTT. Auctioneers. rpTUBTEE S SALE OF VALUABLE REAL 1 Estate.?By virtue of a decree of the Orphans' Court of the District of Columbia for the coanty of Washington, approved by the Circuit Court of said District, sitting in Chancery, passed iu the matter of the petition of Ann M- Cross, guardian of the infant children and heirs-at law of Washington Cross, de ceased, 1 will, on THURSDAY, the 10th cay of May, 1855, at 5\i o'clock p- m., in front of the prem ises, proceed to sell Lots numbered 27,28,29, 30, 31 and 32, in square numbered 1043, situate in tnc city of Wanhington and District aforesaid. The above described property is situated at the oorner of 14th sueet ea.t and E street south Terms of sale: Oue-third cash, the residue in two equal payments at six and twelve montlis, with in terna on deferred payments. The deferred pay men* to be secured by the notes of the purchaser or perchaser*, satirfactoiily endorsed. Upon the full payment of the purchase money and interest, and the ratification of the sale by the Court, the trustee will convey to purchaser or purchasers, at his or their curt and expense, all the right, title, interest and estate in and to said lots ol ground, oi which the f?id Washington Cro?s died seized ANN M. CROSS, Trustee. GREEN & SCOTT, ap 25?87kM I,8,98tl0th Auctioneers. Amasomen f.a. ANNIVFJRSAKV OONt'ERT or TBI IIIOI (1011 MUM HE UN ON CHOiR ASSOCIATION respect fully announce iheir first Anniversary l.'oneert, to be given in the Smithsonian Institution on "V* 1>C M ?y T 1855. when thev will present the Cantata of THE PILGRIM FATHERS, With Orchestral Aeo<nnp*miiipnt. including a Grand Piano Forte Th- Conceit will be un :er the direction of F. A. TUCKER, Conductor of the Association Tickets f 0 cents : to he had at the stores of Tay lor & Maury, Ililbus &. Hitz. and ther principal book and music stores in the city; also from leaders of the various Choir* belonging to the Association. No tickets will be sold or money received at the door. The numb* re of tickets is limited, and each will be accompanied by a pamphlet programme, Con taininc the words of the Cantata. Prof Schick i, will preside at the Piano Forte, ap 30?eo3t&d MUSICAL CONVENTION. THE FRIENDS OF SACRED MUSIC in Wash ington, and citizens generally, are respectfully informed that a MUSICAL CONVENTION, under the patron agu of the UNION CIIOIR ASSOCIATION will be held in the Smithsonian Institution, on the 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th of May, termi mting with a PUBLIC CONCERT on Friday Evening, the lltli. The exercises will be under the direction of Prof I E. Woodbury, of New York, whose books have been so generally adopted by the various Choirs or this city. The Convention will hold three sessions each <lay. commencing at 10 a. m , on Tuesday, the Stli May, during which Anthems, Chants,Trios, Duets, Solos, and Glees will be practiced, accompanied by a course of fcssons in execution, style, delivery, vocalization, expression, articulation, &c. The Public Concert on the closing evening, will also be under the direc tion of Prof. W. This enterprise is earnestly commended to the at tention of our musical brethren in the District, and in adjoining cities Circulars, stating more fully the objects of the Convention, can be had on applica tion to T. J. Magruder, D street, rear 7th. Terms : Si ason Ticket, (embracing also the clos ing Concert,$1. Siugle Tickets, (admitting to any one of the ses sions, or to the Concert only,) 25 cents. Tickets can be had on applnation as above, my 2?5t CELEBRATION OF THE LANDING OF THE MARYLAND PILGRIMS. f|4IE PHILODEMIC SOCIETY of Georgetown J Colleee will celebrate the Landing of the Ma ryland Pilgrims, ou the 15th of May, ht tiie site of Old St Mary's City, in St Mary's county. They will leave this city in the Steamer George Washing ton. on the 14tli instant, and return on the 16lh. The Hon Joseph R. Chandler, of PeMssyl vania, has consented to deliver the oration. For further particulars see the Advertisement of the Comnutcc of the Young Catholics' Friend So ciety oi Washington. J NO. C C. HAMILTON, RICHARD H CLARKE, THOS B. KING, JNO. W. PRESrOTT, A If. I,OUGHBOROUGH, may o?3t Committee of Arrangement*. THE TROUPE OF TURKISH MrtGICI NS, wh.. are now playing with such brilliant ?uccer*. in Alexandria, will soon aopear in this cry. ? 1?if J KKMI T'< IN, Ae-nt. GRAND PIC NIC OF TH> Northern Liberties' Fire Co. f|^HE NORTHERN LIBERTIES' FIRE GOV 1 PANV respectfully make known to Uie;r friends and the public gt-nerally that they w;l! giv?- their first Pic Nic at the WHITE HOUSE ou th<- 7th of June, 1855. Particulars in future advertisement. may 4?eo3t GRAND FIREMENS\ Military Club and Civic Ball. THE FRANKLIN FIRE COMPANY take gn at pleasure in announc ng to the public that they will give a Grand Firemen's, Military, t.'lub, and Civic Ball at the National Theatre, on TUESDAY, EVENING, May 15th They assure the public that no pains or expense will bo spared to make this one of the most magnifi cent entertainments of t.ie season. Particulars in s? iuture advertisement. may 4?3t PLEASURE TRIPS TO THE WHITE HOUSE PAVILION. The Steamers GEO. WASH INGTON or THOS COLLYER can b- chartered for pub'ic or select parti* 3 to visit the White House Pavilion, Mount Vernon, Fort Washington, or other .daces on the river. The White House Pavilion is now op. n for visi tors It is a beautiful place for pleasure trips; it ha* a line Ball and Dining room , also, a n* >v Ten Pin Alley 0(?- For particulars apply to the President of the Company, ?.r th* Captains of the Boats. Mr WILLIAM COKE is furnishing refreshments on'he boat#, and is prepared to furnish parii<s on the ben terms. ap 26-2m ALL. STilangers visiting the City should sec Hunter's Cata logue of the Curiosities of the Patent Office. Also, his Description of Powell's Great Picture, feb 83 3m PROSPERI'S CORNET BAND NO. 1 MR. FREDERICK PROSPERI begs leave to in form his friends and former patrons that thia band has been fhlly re-organized and is now tinder his direction, and be is fully prepared with a band of the most Scientific Musicians in the city, to fur nisli music for Balls, Parties, Parades, Pic Nic*, Ex cursions, fcc., at the shortest notice possible, by ap plying to FREDERICK PROSPERI, Leader,CHAS. PROSPERI, Conductor; IIILBUS & HITZ'S Mj Bic Depot, or at PETER TALTAVUL'S, opposite tlie Garrison, Garrison street. Navy Yard, feb 19?3m* IMPORTANT TO PERSONS BREAK ING UP HOUSEKEEPING PERSONS removing front the city, and wishing to dispose ol their Furniture and Housekeeping Utensils, id., without the trouble ol sending them to publii: auction, can do so by calling on us at our store, 317 Pennsylvania avenue, corner of Ninth street, as we are prepared to buy rll such roods as may be offered. House keepers and others will do well by calling on us, as we will pay the highest cu&li prices lor aU such goods. WALL, IlARNARD h. CO. ap 26? lm 317 Pennsylvania avenne m A CARD. ^ Economy u the mod to wealth." Great adduction in the price of Hats ft Capg. rrUE undersigned, having made arrangements X with a New York Hat Company to be con stantly supplied with the very best Moleskin or DRESS HATS, got up in the latest style, offers them at the unprecedented low price of $3,50 worth from four to five dollars; second quality R'J,' worth from |3,50 to f4; and a very good fashion able Hat at #2,50 worth from $3 to *3,50. Also, Becbe k Go's Hats, at a much less advance than they have been heretofore sold in this city. First rate beaver Hats $3,5 >. All kinds of seft HATS and CAPS very low. In order to sell at the above low prices the cash system must be adopted ; consequently those who purchase will not be charged from filteen to twenty five per cent, as an offset for bad debts. ANTHONY, (for many years in the employ of Todd & Co.) No. 3, Columbia place, 7th st., ap 13 tf 2d door north 01 Peun. avenue. FINE WATOHESL HAVING made a considerate addition to rav stock of OOLD HOTTIWG patent le veils, and ladles' watches Of first quality, heavy 18 carat cases. Also, SILVER WATCHES for boys. I offer them at greutly reduced prices. The movements are selected with great care, and every Watch is warranted. Person* in want of a fine tiackeeper are invited to enmioe my assortment. v ? H aPMKDiy Nf>'betw. 9rh.-r.d mar 30 KVENINO STAR. THE UDUS'g PAYKKffr. I COSCHTOED ] Many changes had occurred since the pioneer had cleared his first acre and buik his cabin. What was then only a wild and tangled forest, with game start ing up at every rod, before the hands of labor and cultivation, was now a blooming plain dotted with white man's homes Not now, as once, could the hunter shoot a buck while standing under his own eaves: he must rgam now away over fertile field and grassy meadows, across the rolling river and round the foot of a wooded hill, ere he could spy the wild deer he so lo*ed to hunt. But they were plenty there, and a smoking steak or a saddle of venison was often seen upon the settler's board. " It was to hunt a deer, to All up," as he said, " the empty spot on the table," that Hugh Ely, the warm-hearted pio neer of whom we have written, left his dwelling one morning in winter and has tened away out of sight of the smoke of the settlement, and far away from its sounds. Fleet was his foot, but fleeter the foot of the noble buck he had started: and not until noon, and when he was many miles from home did he succeed in pointing towards it his unerring aim. Ere it fell, it gave one wild bound and leaped into a tangled brook, and after him went the hunter, flushed with success, but weary too, with his lengthened chase. But with a wilder bound than the wound ed game, and a tierce fire in their glaring eyes, there burst upon Hugh a band of Indian warriors, and in a moment he was disarmed and bound, and helpless as the dying deer which gasped jast at his feci. Why he was made captive, and why he was dragged with them so mauy weary miles, no rest allowed his torn and bleed ing feet, no sleep to his heavy eyelids, no hope to his 3ad lone heart, he never knew, though he guessed afterwards, when they finally halted with him at a hunting ground in Canada, far, away from that valley which had been so dear a home that he had been mistaken for ano ther. for a brother pioneer, who had once given a deadly insult to a fettered Inn an who had afterwards escaped. Long and v?eary were the months of captivity that ensued?iong and weary to the captive, torn so suddenly from his household treasures, hut longer and sadder, too. to th? dear ones left be'jin l; for theirs was the agony ol suspense, and of all eart i V agonies that is the v. >t ham-wing and wearing, extinguishing even hope itself. For a while ilugh cheiished the idea of escape, hut the close and continued watchfulness of hi. captors, and his situation in a wild, an?l sa\o by the red man, unfrequented con;: try, pathless only to the moccas.ned foot, after a while, convinced him that ir was best to submit patiently to his wrongs, and trust in God. When he had been with them about a year, his faithful fulfilment of the menial tasks allotted to him, his cheerful, eon tented air, his manly bearance of his captivity, so impressed the Indians that they relaxed their severity, and occa sionally allowed him to wan :er off a piece into the woods, or ramble besidv the river. He was seated one brigh* au tumnal afternoon on a log that had fallen close to the water's edge, sadly musing on his lone and desolate condition, and wondering if he should ever again see the laces of those whose memory was so h( ly, when suddenly, a low cooing sound like the notes of a dove, broke the deep silence that reigned. Hugh heard it for some moments without observing it very closely, for he was intently looking into his darkened future. But after a while it struck him that the sound was an un usual one for the spot, and somewhat versed in Indian way*, he recognized it as one of those signs by which they ex press sympathy or affection, and he gazed cautiously around to see if some human form was not concealed in the viciaity ; wild with joy at the thought that amid the dusky warriors that surrounded him, one there might be whose heart had vet a loving pulse. A clump of low, tangled bushes grew just back of his rude seat, the only spot close by that could con ceal a friend or foe. He fancied as he gazed there, he beheld them move?he was certain of it?and it could not be the wind, for scarcely a breath was stir ring. Then noiselessly some branches were pushed aside, and from the opening there appeared the face of a stranger In dian. Intently it looked upon the cap tive, so intently that the gaze was like a marvellous fascination to him, and ho stood rooted to the spot. In a few mo ments the branches were pushed still further aside, and a brawny red arm was visible. It held in its fingers a pair of moccasins; it turned up and down and around, and then pointed them south ward, while from the stern lip issued the same cooing sound. The heart of Hugh looked up with a quickened life, ! and he was starting to the side of the unknown, but as he felt ngw, friendly stranger, when the signal whoop for his rtturn was sounded from the camp. The Indian pressed his hand to his mouth in token of secresy, and darted through the bushes and out of sight so quickly,' that it seemed to the observer i hat the eai th must have swallowed him up. More bravely than ever did Hugh now bear his captivity, for hope burned brightly in his bosom. There was some thing in the mien of the unknown In dian which assured him he was planning his deliverance; and though he could not conceive who he was, or why he had taken so deep an interest in him, he should see again his beloved home?clasp again his beloved family. Many days passed ere he saw again another token ; but one sunny morning as he sat on the ground-floor of his wig wam, engaged in one of his menial duties, the broad belt of sunshine that streamed in through the entrance was suddenly obscured, and, raising his eves, Hugh beheld the same red fic? that hud peered through the bushes. It was bet one look he liad a chance to give it ere it vanished, but in another instant from the rear of the wi-rvrara i<wroed the same cooing notes that had so sweetly disturbed his mourn ful reverie once before. In another in stant the shadow again intercepted t!ic sunbeams, fleeing almost as soon as seen. As it passed Ilugh felt, rather than saw, that something was thrown in ; but when, as the sunshine played upon his knees, he beheld a pair of moccasins resting there, a wilder, strong pulse beat in his bosom, for he felt that his deliverance was nigh. He remembered that on the morrow a grand hunt eame off, and he knew that on such occasions all the brav est of the braves usually went, and in ferred, that as he should be left, as he had been many times before, in the care of only the fquaws and perhaps one or two Indians, his deliverer had selected this as the propitious time to effect his es cape. With leaden wings rolled on the hours that intervened between the token and time. But the morrow's sun dawned at length, and with its first rays the hun ters sped away. But so many duties had they left for their captive to perform that it was late in the afternoon ere he could repair to his accustomed seat beside the river. But all day his somewhat weary heart had beeu cheered bv those cooing sounds that first woke bop'e. Now thev seemed circling in the sir above him, now stealing up out of the mossy ground beneath him, and anon floating as it were on the breath of the few flowers that yet smilei into life. As he neared the water, louder and clearer rang the notes, and following them he was led a mile or two down the bank to a spot he remembered as one where the river indented the grassy soil with a tiny bay. Scarcely had he stopped ere a light ca noe darted from under a shelving bank, and at the helm stood the Indian friend' Hugh iiad lived long enough with red men to understand unspoken language, and a sigp from his deliverer was enough to tell him that he must crouch in the bottom of the tiny craft and be motion less under some skins. The sun set and the moon rose and still the canoe fped on over the calm blue waves, a'ld not until midnight was it moored, aud then Hugh knew that he was safe. Up a sieep ledge of rock did his conductor lead him, and through ",ng? narrow, dark aisles, whose bottom, but for the friendly moccasins, would ?:iave sadly t^rn aud bruised nis f??et. At Kugth they stopped, and the Indian re leased his grasp, lighted a torch aud re vealed to the white man the fact he had iruessed, thai they were deep in the earth, and in one of those wierd-like caverns, of which ^gend loves to ting. t fire was kindled, the smoke somehow finding vent for itself without annoying he lookers on, and scon over the enm >ou coals that dropped on the rude hearth stone. they broiled a venison steak that ?.he Indian had taken from his wild-look ing larder; and, refreshed and happy, Hugh m less than two hours after he had entered the cavern, slept soundly on his couch of dried grass, and dreamed beau tiful visions of home. ^ For several days they tarried there, the Indian going out each morning, but returning regularly at sunset, and always bringing a plentiful supply of game. hen a week had elapsed, simply say ing to Hugh, "We go, now they no find us, " he led him forth and commenced journeying toward the south. One night, after they had tnen long on the road, they walked to a much later hour than usual?walked till Hugh, who had fan cied several times through ihe day that he had discerned familiai trails, and thought he must be close to his home, became lost, as it were^nd followed his guide blindly, thinking in his weariness aud perplexity he must be mistaken, and was still in a strange wood. They rested at length, but the white man had scarce ly, it seemed to him, closed his eyes, ere the Indian friend awoke him, and to gether they toiled up a steep and wooded hill, that rose directly before him. But the intense and sound-thrilling joy of the long absent one can only be conceived, when on reaching its summit, be beheld close at hand the valley of bis choice, the home of his heart. When his emotion was somewhat passed, he turned to his deliverer, and in the mute but expressive signs of the Indian language, told his thanks. The red man heard h;m through, and then pointed to dwelling of Hugh, and in the brief words he had learned in the ?nglish tongue, said, "Many moons ago, Injun sick,? tired, hungry. He go to the white man s cabin?he no turn him off; he give ? him supper?let him sleep on his skins? take blanket from his pretty squaw ; he good to me till me want go. I tkank In dian. Me no forget. Now I pay you. Go home." Oftener than ever did Hugh's little ones, as they bounded on his knees, beg for the story of the " live Injunand when he had passed away to the green, silent graveyard, they in turn told it to their little ones, nor failed to draw from it a moral, beautiful and holy as was the Indian's gratitude. " Sam, you're a drunkard ; you're allers drunk, and yo? habits is loose, nig ga, your habits is loose." " Well, ax me dis, den, how de mischief am my ha bits loose when I is 4 tight all de time?'" A pious old gentleman told his son not to go, under any circumstances, a I fishing on the Sabbath ; but if be did, by I all means to bring home the fish. (E7?Villauy that is vigilant, will be an ' over-match for virtue if ahe slumbers at her post; and hence it is that a bad cause i has often triumphed over a good one. I IC7* When an extravagant friend wishes | to borrow your money, consider which of the two you would rather lose.