Newspaper of Evening Star, July 6, 1855, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated July 6, 1855 Page 1
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THE EVENING STAR, riBLlSHED EVERY AFTERXOO.f, (EXCEPT SUNDAYr) ' J rii Siitr Buildings, torntr of Ptmuylwn** artNtii and KUvmlh tlriff, By W. D. WALLACE, Will be ?ervrd tosubacribers by carrier* at SIX AND A QUARTER CENTS, payable weekly ?o the Agent*; papers served in packagm at 37# c .ts per mouth. To mall subscribers the sub scription pricei? THREE DOLLARS AND FIF TY TENTS a year in ndranee, TWO DOLLARS f<>r six months, and ONE DOLLAR for'three months: for less than thr?? months at the rate of U* cent* a week. {ET SINGLE COPIES ONE CENT i -Y STAR. VOL. M. WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, JULY 6, 1855. * NO. 781. Thta excellent Famllri taint ng a greater variety of 1 can be found In aay other?4a published on tat or* day morning Single copy, per annum 91 %i to cLcaa. Five roplM (? ou Ten copies. 8 00 Twenty copras 16 W 117" Cash, ISViliaiT IJT AOVAXCS \TT Sin?lr copies (tawvappars) <*" ** Pf#f?Nl at the counter, Immediately after the lw?e of the paper. Prlco?T?*a* Cxjits. FosTMASTiai who art as tgruu will be allowed a commission of tweaty per ceat f INHALATION fOR THS CCBE OT ASTHMA AND CONSUMPTION. BMW AND VERY WONDERFUL HYG33A INT Brought home ts the door of the Million? A WONDERFUL discovery ha* recently been made by Dr. Curtis, ?l' tlm city, in the treat ment of Consumption, Asthma, and all diseases ofth?* I.onc' \v> relW to Dr CL HTi9'S HV GEANA. or INHALING HYGEAN VAPOR AND CHERRY SYR CP. With thio new me thod, Dr. C. has restored many affiicted ones to health, as an evidence of which he lias innumera ble certihcates. Speaking of the treatment, a phy sician remarks. "It is evident that inhaling?con stantly breathing an agreeable. healing vapor?the medicinal properties must come in direct contact with the whole arial cavities of the lungs, and thus escape the many and varied change-* produced upon tbeui when introduced into the stomach, and subject to the process cf digestion." ?The Hyge ana is for sale at all the Druggists throughout tnc country.?N. V DntchmanJun 14. The Inhaler is worn on the breast under the lin en, without the least inconvenience?the heat of the body being sufficient to evnparate the fluid Hundreds of cases of cures, like the following, might be named. One package of the Hygeana has cured me of the Asthma of six years standing. J F KEKSBERRY, P. M. of Duncannon, Pa. I am cured of the Asthrua of ten years* standing by Dr. Curtis'* Hygeana MARGARET EASTON, Brooklyn, N. V. MRS. PAUL, of No. 5 Hammond street, N . Y.. was cured of a severe case of Bronchitis by the Hygeana. My sister has been cured of a distressing cough of several years* standing, and decided tb be in curable by* the physicians. She was cured in one month bv the Hygeana. J H GAUDERT. P. M. Richmond. Me The Rev Dr CHEEVER. of New York, testi fles of our medicine in the following language: New Yoeic. Nov. 15. 1-54. Dear Sir: 1 think highly of Dr. Curtis's Hyge ana as a remedy in disease* of the throat and lungs. Having had some opportunity to testify its effica cy, I am convinced I hat it is a most excellent rem edy. both the Syrup and the inhaling application to the chest. Prof. S. CENTER writes us a*follows . Gentlemen?I have recently-had occasion to test your Cherry Svrup ami Hygean Vapor, in a case of chronic sore throat, that had refused to yield to other forms of treatment, and the result has satis fled me that, whatever may 1* the composition of your preparation, it is no imposition,but an excel lent remedy I wish, for the sake of the afflicted, that it mignt be brought within the reach of all. DR JOHNS; one of the nust celeb rated Physi cians in New York wrdf* as follows : Dr Crarts?Dear 5?ir?Having witnessed the excellent effects of your Hygeana or Inhaling Hv gean Vapor and Cfierrv Syrup, in case of Chronic Bronchitis, and bring much in favor of counter ir ritation in affections of the throat. Bronchial tubes and lungs. 1 can therefore cheerfully recommend your Medicated Aparatusas lieing t"he most con venient and effectual mode of applying anything of the kind 1 have ever seen. No doubt thousands of persons may be relieved, and many cured, by tt*ing your medicines. 1 must here ?* allowed to confess that I amon posed to prescribing or using secret compounds, but this little neativ contrived article, and its ef fects in the case altove alluded to, have induced me to speak in its favor. You are at liberty to use this in any way you my think proper. Respectfully, yours, Ac.. C JOHNS, M. D.. No. G*>9 Houston street, N. Y. Price three dollar* a pa< kage. t*old bv CURTIS A FERKINS and BOYD A PAUL, 149 Chambers st., N. Y. Four packages sent free to any part of the Uni ted States for ten dollars. >' B ?Dr Curtis** IDgeana IstheORIGlNAL arid ONLY GENUINE ARTICLE; all others ?are ba.-*> imitations, or vile and imurioul>ou!iter fisits Shun them as you would POISON For sale in Washington bv CHAS. STOTT, Pa avenue, near ?th street, and J. B. MOORE, in the First Ward. may ii?6in DR. L. B. WRIGHT'S UNFAILING *'SCB.OFULOUS ANTIEOTE," for tke Ptrmun-nt Cur* of CO NHL' MPTIOX and all other forms of SC RO FL'LO L S VISE AXES. THIS Medicine Is prepared by an eminent phy sician of eighteen years practice in New York rlty, during which time he has constantly used it Wiih the most unbounded success, and created for 'It a reputation in private practice, unequalled in the history of medicine. It acts immediately upon the blood, cleansing it from all scrofulous humors or impurities, renovating and. by its magic pow ers, INVIGORATE THE WHOLE SYSTEM, In proof of which, hundreds of re*j*ctable wit nesses from the doctor's private practice have giv en in their testimony, arid entreat.t hose suffering from any scrofulous affection, to call upon tktm and satisfy th'tnu'lt's. A Treatise on Scrofulous Disease* can be had gratis at PRINCIPAL DEPOT, UV Broadway, and at Drug Stores generally. CHARLES STOTT A CO., Agents for Washington DR. L. B. WRIGHT'S TASTELESS ** LIQUID CATHARTIC," OK. FAMILY PHYSIC. THIS U the BEST. CHEAPEST, and MOST EFFICIENT CATHARTIC EVER OF FERED TO THE PUBLIC. It is TASTELESS, (thereby avoiding the nau seating effect of Pills, Oil. Senna. Ac.,) and pro ducing no griping or o<h? r painful effects Unlike ail other purgatives, it searches to the bottom of the disease, thoroughly cleanses the stomach, and leaves the bowels entirely free from costiveness NO FAMILY SHOULD BE WITHOUT IT. v Children drink it readily and without forcing, VtdNO MEDICINE IS SIORE HIGHLY RE COMMENDED by the MEDICAL FACULTY. Give it a trial aoil then judge for yourselves. , It can be had wholesale and retail at E. H. STA BI.ER A CO. S, Baltimore, or CHAS. STOTT A CO.. Washington. D. C DR WRIGHT S PRINCIPAL DEPOT, 409 Broadway, where the doctor can be consulted daily on diseases generally, from 12 to 51 p^ iu , without charge. je 13-?6in FISCHER'S BAND HLLV ORGANIZED. HAVING now completed all my arrangements for a first rate BRASS AND COTILLON BAND. 1 am again at the service of the public to attend Excursion Parties, Exhibitions, Parades. Pic Nics. Balls and Serenades. All those in fh vorof citizens' land art respectfully invited to en courage our enterprise, here in Washington city. P FISCHER, leader. P. s ?This Band, under my direction, is reg.i tarly uniformed, and from a practice of over twen ty .ears I can give sati*fa< tioii to every one Residence, Pcuhhn 1 vania avenue, north side, be tween Ninth and Tenth streets, flrst door west oi Irjo Hall. Orders left with Messrs. Hilbus A II1t7 punctu ally attended to may II?'2m* PROSPER!** CORNET BAND. THIS Band is suitaWe for any and all jwirposes. and is warranted to give satisfaction to all those who may be pleased to engage them, either as a Brass. Re*-d. or Cotillon Band Any number of musicians to lie had at the short est notice, by applying to FREDERIC PROSPERI, I^eader. at Taltavull's Store, opposite the Marine Barracks N B ?Orders left at IlillHiste II itz's Music De pot will be promptly a tended to. may '25?4m GREAT BARGAINS IN LADIES', GENTS* MISSES'. A CHIL DREN S BOOTS AND SHOES.?The subscriber being compelled to removepHI from the store he now occupies. olWs hisf ^L?_ utvsent well-assorted stock of BOOTS A SHOES at greatly reduced prices. All jiersons in want of the article will And it to their advantage to call before purchasing elsewhere 1 AH.SLOAN, No 3l>? Pa av., near 10th St., north side may 1?3 m PHILADELPH1A LAGER BEER DEPOT, Pa. avenue, Lttw.'n 4^ and 6tk its. WE have at ail times ibe best PU1LADEL Pil IA EAGER BEER o n hand, and oiler it now for sale for <3 per keg, and in quart bottles for II SO per dozen - - We send the beer free of cost to all parts of U?o ctty. (?7* Many physician* have recommended this beer as uf lh? beat rvmotLc* for wrak storn CARTERS SPANISH MIXTURE. THE GREAT PURIFIER OF THE BLOOD! , not a particle or mercvky in it. AN INFALLIBLE REMEDY for Scrofula, King's Evil, Rheumatism, Obstinate Cutane ous Eruption*. Pimples or Pustules on the face, Blotches. Boils. Chronic Sore Eyes, Ring Worm or Tetter, Scald Head, Enlargement and Pain of the Bones and Joints, Stubborn Ulcers. Sy philitic Disorders, Lumbago, Spinal Com plaints, and all the diseases arising from an in jadidoususe of Mercury, Imprudence in Life, or Impurity of the Blood I rrtHIS VALUABLE MEDICINE, which has X berome celebrated for the number of extraor diiftrv cures, effected through its agency, has in duced the proprietors, at the urgent request of their frimids, to oner it to the public, which they do wi|h the utmost coniidence in its virtues and won derful curative orop?rties. The following certifi cates, selected rrorn a large number, are, however, stronger testiu?ony than the mere word of the pro prietors ; and are all from uentlemen well known in their localities, and of the highest respectabili ty,! manv of them residing in the city of Rich mond, Va. F BOYDEN, Esq , of the Exchange Hotel, Richmond, known everywhere, savs he has seen th? Medicine called Cartrr's Spanish Mix ture, administered In over a hundred case*, in nearly all the diseases for which it is recommend ed, with the most astonishingly good results. He says it is the most extraordinary' medicine he has evtr seen. AUl'E AND FEVER?GREAT CURE? 1 hereby certify that for three years 1 had Ague and Fever of the most violent description. 1 had sev eral Physicians, took iar^e quantities of Quinine. .Mercury, and 1 heiieve all the Tonics advertised. ( but all without permanent relief. At last I tried I Carter's Sjanish Mixture, two bottles of which effectually cured me, and 1 am happy to say 1 halve had neither chills or fevers since. I con sider it the l*?st Tonic in this world, and the only medicine that ever reaehed inv rase . JOHN LONGDEN. 1'Iaver Ditch, near Richmond, Ya. I: B. LUCK. Esq.. now in the city of Rich mond. and for many years in the Post Office, has sijj*Li contidence in the astonishing efficacy of Car tel's Spanish Mixture, that he lias bought up ward* of bottles, which he has given away to the artlirted Mr. Luck savs he has never known it po fail when taken according to directions. Dr. MIXtiF?. a practising Physician, and for merly o? the City liotel, in the city of Richmond. r;i$s*lie has witnessed in a number of instances iijf- effects of Carter's Spanish Mixture, which were most truly surprising. He says in a case of t OiisumptJon, deper.dent on the Liver, the good effects were indeed. ?% SAMUEL M DRINKER, of the firm of Drin ker A Morris. Richmond, was cured of Liver ? omplainl of three years standing, by the use of two iK?tiles of Carter > Spanish Mixture. GREATCURE OF SC K O FVL A ?The Edi tors of the Richmond Republican had a servant eipplovrd in their press room, cured of violent Scrofula, combined with Rheumatism, which en tirely disabled him from work. Two bottles of Carter's Spanish Mixture made a perfect cure of him, and the Editors, in a public notice, sav they ??theerfullv recommend it to all who are afflicted with any disease of the blood" UTILL ANOTHER CURE OFSCROFULA. 1 had a very valuable boy cured of Scrofula by Carter's Sjvtnish Mixture. I consider it truly a valuable medicine. JAMES M. TAYLOR. Con (iQi'tor on the K. F. and P. R. R. Co.. Richmond, Vp. SALT RHEUM OF TWENTY YEARS ST A \ LtIN<r CURED? Mr. JOHN THOMP SON . residing in the city of Richmond, was cured bt. three bottles of Carter's S|>anish Mixture, of S4lt Rheum, which he had for nearly twenty vears. and which all the physicians of the city could not eure. Mr Thompson is a well known merchant in the city of Richmond, and his cure is njost remarkable. WM. A. M ATTHEWS, of Richmond, had a servant cured of Syphilis, in the worst form, by Carter's Spanish MlxUre. He says he cheerfully recommends it. and considers It a very invaluable medicine. EDWIN BURTON. commissioner of the rc*r nUe. says he has seen the good effects of Carter's Spanish Mixture in a number of Syphilitic oases, apd says It is a perfect cure for that horrible dis ease. WM. G IIARWOOD. of Richmond, cured of old Sores and Ulcers, which disabled him from walking Took a few bottles of Carter's Spanish M i Mure, and was enabled to walk without a crutch, io a short time permanently cured. Principal Dej?/ts at M WARD, CLOSE Sc CO , No. Maiden Kane. New York T W DYOTT & SONS, No. 182 North Second street. Philadelphia BENNETT 4 BEERS, No. 125 Main street, Richmond, Va And for sale by CHARLES STOTT, Washing ton. D. C., HENRY PEEL, Alexandria, and by Druggists ever>"where. | Price fci per bottle, or six bottles for $5. sep 21?ly GLEN WOOD CEMETERY, Office No. 292 Pa. ave., corner 10th street, (OVER THE -AVINO?fc BANE.) THIS CEMETERY is laid out on the plan of the celebrated Greenwood, of New York, and Situated on the high ground distant one and a quarter miles north of the Capitol?North Capitol street leading directiv to the gateway. This Company have secured a charter from Con gress, appropriating their ground forever to burial purjoses. making a fee title to the purchaser, and prohibiting all encroachments from legislation or ?therwiae, which is of vast importance to those who wish their d. ad to repose where they have piaced them, for it has become a custom in all ??her cities when the burial ground becomes valu able for other purjioses, to sell it, and throw the dead promiscou&ly into one large pit. and legal measures cannot prevent it, as no titles nre given to the ground. N. B.?Office open from 10 to 12 o'clock a. in., Where Pamphlets, containing the Charter, In laws. and a Slap of the (irounus, and all other in formation. can be obtained All orders left with Mr. James F Harvey, No. 4to Seventh street, or auy other undertaker, will be promptly attended to. je 18?lw r AILRI ACJfcS?C AKRIAGES. I HAVE now on hand, and constantly tinishtng. a very large assortment of Pleasure pnd Family C AR R1 AGES, of the latest f ifchioRs. which 1 will sell as low as the same quality of work can ?*? sold in any of the principal markets of the United Stares. The subscri?*r is now dealing exclusively in Carriages of his own manufacture, and all work sold by bimwitl be warranted, and compare fa vor ably with any work in this market. As I always keen a large assortment. 1 invite purchasers and others to examine my stock before pun* basing else vrlipfc (. trri ues built toorder. Old Carriages taken in ex-haire. or retired at '^e shortest notice THOMAS \ OUNG. Sign of the Golden Horse. N<? 490 Pa. avenue and street, m.v l?eo3m ___ PL HE SILVER WAKE--A MAGNIFICENT ASSORTMENT. M\V. GALT A BRO. call attention to their ? unusually large assortment of Silverware, consisting of? Solid Silver Tea SMs. complete Silver Pitchers, solid Silver Castors Silver Cups and Saucers, Goblets Silver Fish Carvers and Forks Crumb Scrapers Cake Knives, Fruit Shovels. Sugar Sifters Jelly Spoons, Cheese Sroups Pickle Knives and E*wks Olive Spoons, Salad Tongs, Vegetable Forks Fruit Knives. Ice Tongs Dessert Knives Soup, Cream and Gravy Ladles . Ice Cream Knives, Salt Cellars Napkin Rings. Butter Knives. Tea Strainer. Tea. Table and Desert Spoons and h orks of every description Breakfast and Dinner Coffee Spoons Ac. Also a very large assortment of Fancy Silvr r ware, suitable for wedding, birthday, and other prTh"above is all of our own manufacture and warranted to be pure GALT A BRO., jji pa ave., betw 9th and 10th streets may 51?tf ' ' I, j MOKEDLN; A ulo?claiming to be by Sir Walter Scott, 50c Abbott * History of Napoleon. 2Yolumrs. octavo ts . Constance Her>*n. a nov?l by Misa Jews >ury, 37c. _ . The Controversy between Senator Brooks ana Archbishop HugUvc, 25c __ pi*-; fRJLNCfc TAYL0H. JOHN H. ELVANS. WILLIAM THOMPSON EL VANS 6c THOMPSON, dealers in HARDWARE, COACH TRIMMINGS, ?kc., No. 340 Penusylvaaia avenue, bttwten Ninth and Tmth sts, Washington, D.C HOUSE FURNISHING HARDWARE. Britannia, German Silver. Albata and Sliver Pla ted. Tea, Table and Dessert Spoon# Carvers and Fork*. Steels, Knives with and with out Forks Brass. Britannia. Block Tin and Plated Candle sticks, Shovel and Tongs, Watlle Irons, Sad Irons Maslin and Bell Metal Kettles, Furnaces, Grid Irons, Ovens. Ac. BUILDING MATERIALS. Rural Cottage, Closet. Cupboard, Chest, Till, Pad and Trunk Locks Shuttle. Door, and Blind Hinges, Screws, Cut and Wrought Nails; Holts Brad s Shutter Screw* and Stubbs, Door Springs. Handrail Screws, Door Knobs Bell Pull*, Door Sheaves and Rail, Ac. CABINET MAKERS' GOODS. Hair Cloth. Curled Hair, Moss, Gimps, Sofa and Chair Springs Venitlan Blind Hooks, Rack Pulleys, Roller Ends Brackets. Furniture Nails Glue, Coffin Handles and Screws, Diamond Screw Plates, Sec. CARPENTERS' GOODS Planes. Saws. Drawing Knives. Spokeshaves, Chisels and Gouges. Plane Irons Augers. Braces and Bitts. Boring Machines, Ham mers, Hatchets. Devels Bevels, Squares. Guages. Axes, 4c. BLACKSMITH A COACH MAKERS'GOODS. Black and Bright Springs, Axles, Felloes, Shafts, Spokes, Hubs. Bows, Pules Sleigh Runners. Silvered and BrassTSands,Stump Joints. Stump Collars. Top Props Curtain Frames. Lamps, Inside Linings, Lining Silks. Damask. Seaming Cords j Tufts. Tassels, Buttons, Tacks, Fringes, Laces, and Plain and Enamelled Canvass Russia Duck, Enamelled lather. Dash leather, See ELVANS A THOMPSON, je 1?Gm 326 Pa. avenue. CANAL PACKET LINE TO POINT OF RIHKS. THE Canal Packet CONGRESS having been thoroughly repaired and put* in tirst rate order (the niactiinervl-^-^,-? ? ? . being removed ami horse jxiwer substituted) con tinues making her regular trips between George town and the aU>ve place. The Boat will leave the wharf of W. II. A H G Ritter for Point of Rocks on MONDAYS, WED NESDAYS and FB11)AYSat7 o'clock a. m: and the Point of Rocks for Ueorgetown on TUES DAYS, THURSDAYS and SATURDAYS at the same hour, stopping at the different landings along the line for the reception and landing of passengers and freight, going and returning. The Boat will leave Georgetown at 7 o'clock a. m , and arrive at the head of the tireat Falls at 11, Seneca at 1. Edward's Ferry UJj, Monocacy 5%. Knowlan's Ferry G, and Point of Rocks at 7 o'cl'k p. m. Returning, leave Point at 7 a. m.. Know lan's Ferry at 7)*, Monocacy 8, Edward's Ferry 11, Seneca 1, Great Fails , and arrive at George town at 7 p. m. Passage through either way 82. Meals served regularly on board the boat at mod erate priees. CHARLES MERRILL, Capt. je 25?dtf i DENTISTRY. RB DONALDSON. Dentist, late of the firm of ? Hunt A Donaldson, continues to> manufacture and insert those beautiful/ Krcelain teeth, with or without (rums, ? specimens of which (made ami deposited by the late firm) was awarded the first premium at the Mechanics' Institute Fair, recently held In this city. i These teeth are carved and shaded to suit 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 natural teeth. Charges moderate, and all operation* warranted. Office southwest corner of Seventh and D streets. Eentnuice on D mar 21?Gm DENTISTRY. DR. MUNSO.N respectfully calls public atten tion to his new, patent and great ly IMPROVED method of setting Ar-j tuicial Teeth, with Continuous Guiu, ? ? i r ? ? the very PERFECTION OF THE ART. This stvie of Teeth has the following advantages over all others, viz : GREAT STRENGTH, CLEAN LINESS. COMFORT and BEAUTY, vieing with Nature in these respects, and in some others excelling. Public inspection is respectfully sollc ited. Please call and see specimens. CAUTION .?No other Dentist in the District of Columbia has a right to make this style of teeth. N. B.?Teeth constinrtionaUy healthy, plugged and warranted for life. Office and No. 218 F, street, near the cor ner of Penna avenue and 14th street. ap !H?tf A CARD. MRS. E. PHILLIPS. No 401 Sixth St., betw. G and H. desires to inform the ? . ** citizens of Washington and vicinity,KSSMfedF that she is now prepared to give in- f 1 '- f structions on the Piano Forte. She has taught music in some of the principal cities of the Union and has testimonials showing that she is fully competent to discharge the duties of her profes sion to th?* satisfaction of those who may favor her with their patronage. Terms: j*lo for 21 lessons, at her residence, or $12 at the residence of her pupils. je 12?eo3m* LAW PARTNERSHIP. Robert j walker and louis janin have formed a co-partnership under the firm of "Walker A Janin,'' for the management and argument of cases in the Supreme Court of the United States, and before the Court of Claims at Washington City. Address Washington, D C. may 10?eo3m A CARD LOOK HERE! 4 LL YE LOVERS OF THE (lOOD THINGS /a OF THIS LIKE, arid we will tell you where Jon may obtain at least some of them. 'Thankful or past favors, 1 would respectfully ask a continu ance of the same during this Spring and Summer. 1 am prepared to furnish all who will give me a rail with the sweet and cooling Beverages in my line at short notice, such as ICE CREAMS and WATER ICES, of all tlavors, SCHARLOTTE REUSE. BLANCMANGE, Ac. CAKES of all kinds. Also, foreign and domestic FRUITS and .CON FHCTION ER Y,generally kept in well reg ulated establishments of the kind Particular attention will lie paid to furnishing Wedding or Bride's Cakes. Also, Parties, Balis, Excursion*. Pic Nics, Ac., Ac., and upon reason able terms. Call at the old stand, Massachusetts avenue, be tween yth and Itlth streets. Northenj Liberties.

N . B ? Kest quality ICE OR EAM sold at *1 50 per gallon. may 7?co3m JOHN W RIGHTSTINE. [No. 510 ] VOTKE OF THE DISCONTINUANCE of the United States Lund Office at Defiance, in the State of Ohio.?Notice is hereby given that in pursuance of law, and In view of the report of the land offi< .-is at Defiance, Ohio, that the va cant land In said district is reduced below one hundred thousand acres, the Secretary of the /? ttrior has directed that said land office at Defi ance be discontinued; and that the lands remain in" unsold at the time of the discontinuance lie made subject to sale and entry at Ciiillicothe, the only remaining land office in the State of Ohio. Lands remaining unsold and unappropriated by law. and subject to private entry at the land office office now discontinued, will cease to 1m- subject to entry at said office from the date of the receipt of this notice by the register and receiver thereof, and the land officers at Ciiillicothe will give public notice of the tlay on which they will be prepared, to receive applications for entries of any such lands at their office JOS WILSON, Acting Commissioner Gen'l Land Office, je 23?lawCw REESE'S EAGLE PLUIHRING AND GAS* FITTINCi DEPOT. M1E subscriber respectfully announces to his ? friends and the public in general that he has received the tirst lot of the celebrated DODGE'S DOUBLE ACTING SUCTION AND FORCE PUMP, which received the SILVER MEDAL at the late Fair of the Metropolitaa Mechanic*' Insti tute, and is now preoared to furuish all who may favor him with a call. His stock of GAS FIXTURES are unsurpassed in the District. With his corps of competent workmen be prides hitnseif to fill any orders in the P1.UMB1NG AND GAS-FITTING.line with promptness and detfnfc . ^ warranted to give complete tausfactlou. JOHN iffcESE, uwj 3?4 cwuet (Hi* and ?v?auc. i T EVENING STAR. LOVE AND WOODEN LEGS. A TALE In the nutuinn of 1782. the surgeon, Lord Thevenet, of Calai-', received an anonymous letter, requiring his attendance on the folio* - ing day at a certain house not far 1'iom the town, and requesting hiin to bring with him the necessary instruments for amputating a limb. Thevenet was, atthat period, renowned far and wide for his skill. and it was by no means uncommon for patients to send for him from England, in order to be guided by his judgment in eases of nn>re than ordinary im portance. lie had been long attachod to the army, and, though of somewhat uncouth man ner, was universally beloved on account of the kindness of his disposition. Thovenet puziled a long time over the anonymous com munication. Both time and place were indi cated with utmost exactness; at such an hour and at such a sjnrt woulJ he be expected; but befoie observed, the lettar bore no signa ture. "A hoax, in all probability," was the conclusion he armed at, and he resolved not U> do so. Three days afterwards ho received a simi lar invitation, though couched in more pres sing terms, with the announcement that a car riage would be at his door at nine the follow ing morning, to convey him to tho appointed spot. Scarcely had the clock ceased striking the hour of nine, on the following morning, than a handsome open carriige drove to the surgeon'.? d )or; he made no further hesitation, but entered it. As ho got in, he inquired of the coachman whither he was going to drive him, and the man replied in the English lan guage, "1 do not meddle with things that arc no business of mine." "Oh. ho! so I have to do with nn English m:in, you surly dog." replied Thevenet. The coach arrived at length at the appoint ed hous< ? ' Who am 1 to sec?who lives here; who is ill?" asked Thevenet of the coachman as he left the carriage. The man repeated his former a us we r, and was thanked for his civility ia terms very much resembling those above quoted. He was received at the door by a handsome young man, about twenty eight years years old. who conducted him up a staircase to a handsome room. His accent betrayed him to be a native of ilreat Britain. Thevenet addressed him in English, and was replied to with much politeness. "You required my attendance?" said the surgeon. *?1 am very grateful for the trouble you have tnken to visit use. Pray rest yourself? here are refreshments of nil kinds, if you wish anything befoio pcrfonnii.g the opera tion." "First of all. sir, let me s?c ar.d examine the patient; possibly it may not be necessary to proceed to amputati >n." '?It will be necessary, .Monsieur L<-t me entreat you to be seated. I have the fullest confidence in you?listen to me. Here is a purse containing a hundred guineas; they are yours when tho operation is over, let the result be what it may. If. on the contrary, you refuse to lulfiil my wishes?you see this loaded pistol?you are in my j>ower. and as sure as there is a liod in Heaven. I shoot you dead on the sj>ot." "Sir your pistol does not in the least alarm ine. W'iiHt is it you require? Tell me at once, without preface, for what purpose I have been summoned here?" "Yon must cut off my right log." '?With all my heart, sir. and your heat! as well, if you please ; but. if 1 am not mistaken, your leg appears perfectly sound. You sprang up the staircase just now with all the agility of a rope-dancer. What is the matter with your leg ' "Nothing whatsoever, only off it must come." " Sir, you are a fool!" "That, Monsieur Thevenet, is no business of yours." "What sin has that w?il-shapen limb of yours committed ?" "None; but huve you made up your mind to take it off ?" " Sir, vou aro a stranger to me. and 1 should l;ke to have proofs of your being of sound mind." "Monsieur Thevenet, will you graut my re quest ?" " First, sir, give me some sufficient reason for inflicting *> wanton a mutilation on you." " 1 cannot disclose the truth to you at pres ent; I may, perhaps, within a year; but 1 will lay you any wager, sir, that you yourself will, at the expiration of the twelve months, allow that my reasons lor desiring to be freed of my leg were most satisfactory arid praise worthy.* "I make no bet with you, unless you inform me of your name, your residence, your family and your profession." "All th is shall be iluly communicated to you, but not at present. Allow me to ask if you consider me a man of honor ?" "A man of honor does not present a pistol at his surgeon's head. I haVo duties toper form even towards you, who are a stran ger to inc. Without it be strictly necessary. I will not consent to mutilate v<?u. If you are bent on becoming tho assassin of au innocent father of a family?fire!" " Tis well. Monsieur Thevenet," answered the Englishman, taking up the pistol, "1 will not be your murderer, but I will compel you to remove my leg. What my entreaties have failed to obtain?what neither the hope of re ward nor tho fear of death havo succeeded in extorting from you?I will owe to your com passion. ' " How so, sir ?" "I will lodge a ball in my leg before your very eyes." The young man sat down and deliberately placed the muzzle above his knee. Monsieur Thevenet rushed toward him in hopes of pre venting him from effecting his mad desi/n. " Stir from your seat,'' exclaimed the Eng lishman, "and I pull the trigger! Answer me once more: Will you put me to needles pain ? Will you. I?y your refusal, compel me to increase the suffering I have to endure ?" " Sir. once more you are a fool; but be it as you wish. 1 consent to take off that curscd leg of yours." The necessary preparations were soon made. Just before the first incision, the Englishman lighted his pipe, and swore it should not go out. True to his word, he smoked on till his leg lay on the ground before him. no longer his exclusive property. Monsieur Tnevenet showed all his wonted skill, and, in a tolerably short space of time, the patient was restored to health. He gave his surgeon a magnificent fee, and felt his esteem for him increase each day. With tears of gratitude in his eyes, he thanked him for relieving him of his limb, and sailed for Eng land duly e?iuip{>ed with a wooden leg. About eighteen months after these events. Monsieur Tnevenet received a letter from Eng land to the following effect: "Enclosed is an order to Muns. Pauchaul, of Paiis. for two hundred and fifty guineas, which I beg you to accept in token of my heartfelt gratitude. By depriving me of u limb, which toimed the sole obstacle of my uuithly bliss, you have rendered me the hap piest of mortals ! "Best of men! At length shall you be made acquainted with the real grounds of what you were pleased to term my mad whim. Yott persisted in maintaining that no rational cause oould possibly warrant the self-mutila tion I have undergone. Well for you that you refused to accept the wager I offered. " Shortly after my last return from the East Indies, I became acquainted with perfection in the person of Emily Harley; I fell desper ately in love with her. Her wealth and fami ly made my relations as eager for the match asTmyself, though I saw but her beauty and I uxigeUv 4tfp*iUv&. I joyavlf ty Uie car of her admirers. Alas' my daar Thevenet, 1 was fortunate to become the most unfortu nate of all my rival?; she loved me. and me only: she avowed her nffection, and?rejected ine ! In vain did I press my suit, in vain did her parents and friend* intercede for me?she remained inexorable. I ?? For a long ti:ue did I fail to discover the csuso of her refusal to hecome mine?to make me happy, to whom she owned loving to di? t a.'tion. At lergth one of her sisters reveal ed the mystery. Miss IlarVey was a marvel of beauty, but strange to relate, was born with but one leg. and this blemish rendered her averse to becoming my wife, an ?hc feared I might look on her with aversion. 44 My resolution was soon formed. I deter mined there should be no disparity between us, and thanks to you, worthy Thevenet. it exists no longer. " I returned to London with my wooden leg. and at once betook myself to Mis* Harley The renort had circulated {set on foot hy a letter f had previously dispatched toEoglaad) that I had injured my leg by a fall from my horse, and that amputation was found neces sary. I became the objoct of universal pity. Emily fainted away at our first meeting. She remained for u long tioie inconsolable; but at length consented to our marriage. On the day after our union did I. for the first time, dis close to her the sacrifice I had made to gain her hand. Iler love to me became even yet more tender. Oh, Thevenet! to obtain uiv Emiiy. I w<-uld lose ten more legs without tfce least compunction. My gratitude can only end with my life. Come to London and pay ud a visit; and when once you have seen my angel wife, I defV you to Bay again that I am a fool! Charles Temple."' Monsieur Thcvenet showed the letter to his friends, after having related all the preceding circumstances, and he never told the story without a burst of laughter, a? he ho wound it up with : 4* II? is as much a f>ol as ever!" The following was his answer : '?Sir?I am obliged to you for your munifi cent present. f<?r such must I term the sum so much exceeding the value of my humble ser vices. '? I congratulate you on your marriage with your accomplished countrywomen. True, a leg is a heavy price t*> pay for the possession of a fair an<i virtuous wife; yet not too heavy if the result prove in favor of the change. It cost Adam a rib from his body to be Messed with Eve. Many other men. since him, have l<>st their ribs for their fair ones?some even have forfeited their heads. ?' Notwithstanding your protestations, you must al! uv me to r> tain my original opinion. Very probably you are right at present, f*r you are still in oil the rapture of the lioii*y tuoou. I am iight. too, but with this diiK-r en< e, that it require? time to be convinced of the justice of my opinion; for it Li ever long ere wo are willing to admit the truth of ideas that clash with our own. "Have a care, fir, for I strongly su?pect that ere two years nre flown, you will bc^in to wish that the amputation had been per formed it I me the knee joint. In three years, it will striko you that you might very well have compounded for the loss of the foot only. In four years you will tuink that the sacrifice of your toe might have very well suf ficed ; and before the expiration of the fifth year, you will grudge even your little toe. After six years I am afraid the paring of yi.ur nails will -eim to be all that was necessary. ??I have said all this without prejudice to your wife's meiits. Beauty and virtue arc not so fleeting as the judgment of man. In my youth 1 would have laid down my life for my beloved one. but I never would have lost mv leg for her; the loss of the one I never repented, hut every day I phould have re pined over the sacrifice of the other. Had I ever consented to such a sacrifice. I should say: ? Theveuet. you are a fool!"?and here with I have the honor, Ac.. Ac. 4G. Theveset.'' In the year 1793, during the Reign of Ter ror. Monsieur Thcvenet, who had been dc? nounccd as an aristocrat by some aspiring member of hi* profession, fled to London in order to escape the cqualiiing propensities of the guillotine. When there, desiring to increase his acquaintance, he inquired for the residence of Sir Charles Temple, lie was directed to his mansion. and was announced to its master. .Seated at the fireside, with a foaming tankard of pewter at his elbow, and twenty newspapers strewed about him. appoared a portly gcntle uian, whose aize would scarcely allow him to quite his chair. ??Ha! right welcome. Monsieur Thevene! !*' exclaimed the partly geutletaau. who was no other than Sir Chailes Temple. *l>o not be offended with mc if I resume my seat, but my cursed wooden leg is always in the wcy. In all probability, my worthy friend, you are come to ascertain if my hour of conviction has arrived ?" "I am here a fugitive from my native land, and claim your protection.'' '?You must take up your abode with me. for of a verity you are a wise man. By this time, Thevcnct. f should have been Admiral of the Blue, if this infernal wooden leg had not inca pacitated me from serving my country. Here am I, reading in the papers news of the mo?t stirring kind, and curbing my stars that I can take no part in all that is going on. Come? say something consoling to me." "You excellent lady is far better adapted than I to play the comforter." '?Don't mention her. Her wooden leg hin ders her from dancing, so she has devoted her self to cards and scandal: there is no possible dealing with her?but she is a good enough woman in her way." '?Then, after all. I was right?" "Most indubitably so. my dear Thevcnet? but enough of that. I committed an egregious blunder Had I >>ut my leg haek ag?in, u?'t a nail-pairing of it would I part with. Belwotn ourseh es. be it said. I was a fool; but keep this piece of truth to yourself."' Mn. Snipe's Ljtaxt.?From doctor's pills, and western chills, and other ills, deliver us. From want of gold, and wives that scold, and maidens old. r.nd sharper sold, deliver us. From stinging flies, and greenish eyes, and bakers' pies, and babies cries. a man that lies, and cloudy skies, and love that die?, fickle ties, and gaudy dyes, deliver us. From bearded females, and strong-minded women, (this don't gingle.) female lecturer-*, and all other masculine la?Hes deliver us. From creaking doors, a wife that snores, confounded bores, deliver u?. From cholic gripes, aud Mrs. Snipe.', deliver us. From modest girls wiih waving curls, and teeth of pearls??h ! uever mind. Bka>'s for Sot:p.?To provide an excellent dinner?healthful, palatable and nutritious? take a pint of beans, with one gallon of water, an I the beef we are accustomed to thnjw in the street. B.?il all together, (addiug a few potatoes if convenient.) until the bans Income soft?odd salt and pepper to suit the taste, and the dinner is ready. Such a dinner costs next to nothing, and will rest easier upon the stomach than venison steaks, quail or patt ridge, washed down with champagne. A piece of fat beef thrown into the pot will give a pretty good flavor to soup, porridge, or such a dish as I have named. But if y< u want the genuine flavor, use bones, such bonas as arc usually thrown away. There is a flav >r obtained from the bones which is not given from solid me^t.?N. 1". Journal of Con mtrce. V ? ?> l#" The witty Sydney Smith, being visitod by Jeffrey; who came riding a ycuog donkey, thus hailed the latter : Witty as Poratlu* Flaccu#, As great a Jacobin an Gracchus: Short, though not no fat. as Haccbns^ RltUu? ou ift Utile jaUWM. KluJIaii: ? In ancient time*, the nations who wer* the rao.-t t?>li*ked. the most civilited, and the in >st t*kilful iu the fine art-, were pas sionately fund of red hair. The Gftut*. tha ancestors of the modern French, had the same preference, though the color is now in dura Eute by their descendants, who Like black air A taste for red hair, however, >till ex ist* in extensive region*. The Turks. for ex ample. are fund of wjmen who have red hair, while the modern Peruana have a st-ing aver* >?>111 to it. The inhabitants of Trip?4i who probably learned it from the Turk*, give their hair a red tinge by the aid of vennillion Tho women of Soitide and Deccan arc fond of dy? ing their hair red and yellow, aa the Romans did, in imitation of German hair. There ia among European* generally a stn?ng disliko t > red hair. but in Spain red hair ia admired (rtm<?i?t to adoration, and there is a story told of one of our naval commanders, who luxuri ated iu fiery locks, being idolised and cnres?ed in consequence by the Spanish women. and lojkrd upon as a perfect Adonis. Tbi: Beggar and tbe Sailor?A wall* known lame beggar, who had lust one arm, and who was usually dressed in the garb of m sailor, not long since accosted a tar who had just left a public house, and who at the fame time had some changc in his hand which he apj>eared to bo counting. While he was thus employed, the begtrnr set at him, and thrust ins his hat befure him. exclaimed, Blt-ss your nolile heart, my worthy messmate. span* a few coppers f?r poor old Jack, stumped in his star board arm. his knee braces snot away, and turned out of service without a smart ticket.'* The sailor, not appearing to heed the applica tion, threw a shilling into his hat. ana wai walking away, when the lame fellow, flushed with success, limped after after him. bawling out, '? Bless your noble heart, have you not eiiy more change for poor Jack?my bread rot>u is quite empty indeed, master." "Avast, brother, avast." taid the sailor, as the beggar wis pressing upon him. " don't jeer out so much jaw rope, but sheer off while you're well. If I had given you the ship and cargo, you'd still have begged for the long boat VIRTLE i* Man?We love to believe there is more moral goodness than depravity in hu man nature. When we sec oue tear of pity drop from the eye. it gives us more pleasure than would the titling diamond There ia goodness?real and unselfish?iu the heart, and we have often seen it manifest itself, to the makicg of a socne of sorrow the vestibule of litaven For him who is always picking out flaws in his neighbor's character we have no sympathy lie reminds us of one of theao birds which resort to dead and decayed limba of trees t? feast on the worms In the charac ter of most men we shall find more g^i than evil, more kindness than hatred?and why should we pick out the flnws. and pa-s over the sterling traits of character* We hold this to be the true doctrine; to portray real goodness and hold it up to the gaze ani admiration of all. while we suffer the evil t?? reintin in tho shade and die. If every bictureof human na ture were only pure and beautiful, we are in clined to bclitve that we should have such characters living around u. TtRKisn Ladies and Ti rkish Modes o? Conveyance.?The Turkish ladies use two kinds of carriages?one, the ara^a, is a long wagon, without spring*, covered with acarlet Woolen cloth, fringed and tipped with gold, and the l">dv iJ usually painted red and high ly gildo'l. This is drawn by ox^n. usually of a dove color, which are driven t#y reins This carriage is mostly used in making short jour neys into the country, while the tahka is tho town carriage. This has a light lx?dy, hung oil {*pi ings. and drawn by a single horse. Both carriages without seats, as their occupants tit or the cushions of the bottom, neither is there a door, and they are forced to climb over the side of the carriage by the help of a leader. There being no road* in Turkey, except near the capital, these carriages cannot be used, and the ladies often ride on horseback. sitting astride like the men. Preparation for Beats.?When you lio dowu t.t night, compose your spirits aa if you were not to awake till the heaven be no more. And when you awake in the morning consider that new day as your last, and live according ly. Surely that uight cometh. of which you will never see the morning, or that morning of which you will never see the night, but which of your morning or nighM will be such, yoa know not. Let the mantle of worldly enjoy ments lrjug l'?ose about you. that it may bo easily dropped when death comcs to carry you into another world. When the euro ia for saking the ground, it ready for the sickle, when the fruit is line it falls off the tree easi ly. So when the Chriwtiau'i heart is truly wear.ed from the world, he is prepared for death, and it will be the more easy for him. A heart disengaged from the world is a heaven ly one, and then we are ready for heaven, when our heart is there before us.?Boston. One day, at a fashionable dinner paityt there happened to be h son of Ilibcroi* pres ent. In the course of conversation he made u bull, very naturally, at which the company, very good naturudly. laughed '? My dear fellow, said the host. " make no apology We all kn >w your natural privilege ??f speaking twice." 44Oh,'' returned he. *? don't be uneasy at all; surely 1 know mv privilege, and I mean to retain it; but eVcn here, as in everything else, you English have the advantage over poor Paddy. 44 How so ?*' inquired the host. '? Why. you sec." said thcyouug Hibernian, with a serious drollery that would have dis graced Tyrone Power, "that an Irishman i< only allow<?d to speak twice, but, by iny faith, you English are allowed to F[>eak until yon are trnJcrstwrl." How it Works.?The prohibitory liquor law docs not seem to work us restristively in Boston as was expected. The magistrates are active enough in sending the violators of the law before a jury, but the juries arc little dis posed to convict. 1'ourteeu cases recently tried, ended iu an acquittal of all, except oue, the exception being a disagreement. In most of the eases, the evidence has been defective, but in one or two chw the evidence warrant ed a conviction. The juries being declared judges of the law as well as of the fact*, they virtually have decided against the law ? AI* bauy Kniclrrrhorktr. Fol R Goon Habits.?There wore four good habit" whi h a wise man earnestly recom mended in lii? counsels. and by his own exam ple, and which he considers essentially neces sary for the happy management of temporal concerns?these are punctuality, accuracy, steadiness, and dispatch. Without the first, time is wasted. those who rely ou us are inri? tated and disappointed, and nothing is done iu its proper time and {ia.-e. Without the second, mistakes the meet hurtful to our own credit and interest, and that of other*. t*>ay be com mitted. Without the third, nothing cub be well done; and withont the fourth, opportuni ties of advantage are lost which it is impossi ble to recall. tyA young gentleman's cash account after his last summers travels, being marked by the very frequent recurrence of tlie item "porter, one shilling. 7 his father, a staunch teetotaller, expressed his surprise that it ahould cast ao much to transport a small carpet-bag from place to place. It has since been discovered that the said young gentleman is partial to bottled stout, and his father infers that ihiais ?the true meaning of the original item. ryin Siberia the great** luxuries are rtlr eats, served up in bear's oil; while in Japaa a stewed crocodile flanked with monkey 4 U the height vl epicveuueui

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