Newspaper of Evening Star, July 13, 1855, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated July 13, 1855 Page 1
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THE EVENING STAB, . (BLISUEU EVERY AFTERNOON, (BXCEPT SUNDAY.) Al tkt 8t<tr Buxl imgi. torner of Pnm*ylt*nia avtnu* atui Elertnlk street, By W. D. WALLACH, WW banerred to subscribers by oarrlara at SIX AND A QUARTER CENTS, payable weakly to the Agenta; papers Mrved in packages at 37^ cents per month. To mail subeeribers tba sub scription price Is THREE DOLLARS AND FIF TY CBNTS a year \nadvano. TWO DOLLARS fur iU montha. and ONE DOLLAR for three monthe; for lens th.ui threa months at the rate of eeaU a we#>k . ICT SINGLE COPIES ONE CENT (fbmina VOL. VI. WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, JULY 13, 1855. NO. 787. DR. L. B. WRIGHT'S OTCTAIiniG "SCBOFULOUS ANTIDOTE," For the Permanent Cure of CONSUMPTION and all other forms of SCROFULOUS DISEASES. THiS Medicine is prepared by nn eminent phy sician of eighteen years practice in New York City, during which time he has constantly used it With the mwt unbounded success, and created <'or tt a reputation in private practice, unequalled in the history of medicine it act* immediately upon the 14ood, cleansing it from all scrofulous humors ? or Irapuiities, renovating and, bv its magic pow ^ er?, INVIGORATE TflK WHOLESY8TKM, ta proof of which, hundreds of respectable wit nesses from the doctor's private practice have giv en m their testimony, and entreat^those suffering Irotn any scrofulous affection, to tall upon them ami satis fy themselves. A Treatise on Scrofulous Diseases can be had gratis at PRINCIPAL DEPOT, 409 Broadway, god at Drug Stores generally CHARLES STOTT A CO., Agents for Washington. DR. L. B. WRIGHT'S TASTELESS 44 LIQUID CATHABTIC," OK. FAMILY PHYSIC. THIS is the BEST, CHEAPEST, and MOST EFFICIENT CATHARTIC EVER OF FERED TO THE PUBLIC. It is TASTELESS, (thereby avoiding the nan Meting effect of Pills. Oil. Senna. Ae.,) and pro ducing no griping or other painful effects. Unlike all other purgatives, it searches to the bottom of th? disease, thoroughly cleanses the stomach, and leave* the bowels entirely free from contiveness. NO FAMILY SHOULD BE WITHOUT IT Children drink it readilv md without forcing, and NO MEDICINE IS MORE HIGHLY RE COMMENDED by the MEDICAL FACULTY. Give it a trial and then judge for yourselves It can be had wholesale ana retail at E. H. STA BLER & CO S, Baltimore, or CHAS. STOTT A CO., Washington, D. C. DR WRIGHT'S PRINCIPAL DEPOT. 409 Broadway, where the doctor can be considted daily on disease* generally, from 1*2 to 2 p. m., without charge. je 13?6m FISCHER'S BAND ? ( LLY ORGANIZED. HAVING now completed all my arrangements for a lirst rate BRASS AND COTILLON BAND. 1 am again at the service of the public to attend Excursion Parties. Exhibitions, Parades. Pic Nic*. Balls and Serenades. All those in fa vor of citizens' band are respectfully invited to en courage our enterprise, bere in Washington city. P FISCHER, Leader. \ P. S.?This Band, under my direction, is regu larly uniformed, and from a practice of over twen ty years 1 can give satisfaction to every one. ' Residence, Pennsylvania avenue, north side, be tween Ninth and Tenth streets, lirst door west of Iron Hall. Orders left with Messrs. ILlbus A Hitz punctu ally attended to. may 14?2m# PROSPERl'S CORNET BAND. THIS Band Is suitable for any and all purposes, and is warranfd to give' satisfaction to all those who may be pleased to engage them, either as a Brass. Reed, or Cotillon Band. Any number of musicians to be had at the short est notice, by applying to FREDERIC PROSPERI, Leader, at Taltavull's Store, opposite the Marine Barracks. N B ?Orders left at Hilbus A 1] itz's Music De pot will be promptly attended to. may 25?im GLEN WOOD ( EMETERY, Office Ne. 292 Pa. are., corner loth street, (OVER THE saving's BANK.) THIS CEMETERY is laid out on the plan of the celebrated Greenwood, of New York, and ?ituated on the high ground distant one and a quarter miles north of tue Capitol?North Capitol st.-e?t leading directly to the gateway. This Company have secured a charter from Con gress, appropriating their ground forever to burial purposes, making a fee title to the purchaser, and prohibiting all encroachments from legislation or otherwise, which is of vast importance to those who wish their dead to repose where they have placed them, for it has become a custom in all other cities when the burial ground becomes valu able for other purposes, to sell it, and throw the dead promtscously into one large pit, and legal measures cannot prevent it, as no titles nre given to the ground. N. B ?Ofllce open from 10 to 12 o'clock a. m., where Pamphlets, containing the Charter, By laws. and a Map of the Grounds, and all other in formation, can be obtained All orders left with Mr. James F. Harvey, No 410 Seventh street, or any other undertaker, will be promptly attended to. Je Is?lw CARRIAGES?CARRIAGES. 1HAVE now on hand, and constantly finishing, a very large "assortment of Pleasure > and Family CARRIAGES.of the latest fashion*, which I will sell as low as the same quality of work can be sold in any of the principal markets of the United Statee. The subscriber is now dealing exclusively in Carriages of his own manufacture, and all work sold by him will be warranted, and compere favor ably with any work in this market. As 1 always keep a large assortment, 1 invite purchasers and others to examine my stock before purchasing else where Carriages built toorder. Old Carriages taken in exchange, or repaired at the shortest notice. THOMAS YOUNG, Sign of the Golden Horse, No. 499 Pa. avenue and 4jf street. may 1?eo3m NEW MILLINERY. MISS THOMPSON has just opened our fourth invoice of Nea|)olitan. Leghorn, Eng !lsh Straw. Lace, Crape, and other Suminer^^l Hats l*ad:es who have not yet supplied themselves are invited to call and make their se lections Also, jus? received a choice lot of Fans, Silk Mits, tine Silk Gloves, Hosiery. 4c., together with a variety of articles not necessary to enumerate, and to all of which we invite attention. HUTCHINSON A MUNRO, Fancy Dealers, No. 310 Penna. avenue. jeaa? _ TOR POOR and laboring men. CMALI. BUILDING LOTS of 10 feet or more, in various puts of the City, and Georgetown, tt low prices, aud terms to suit. LLOYD A CO. BUILDING STONE, For sale, deliverable at the Canal, or Wharves, In Washington, Georgetown, or Alexandria LLOYD A CO. ^ ^^jl>-h strwet, opp. Treasury Department. IMPORTANT TO PERSONS BREAKING L P HOC SEKEEPI NG. PERSONS removing from thecity and wishing to disjiose of their Furniture and Housekeep ing Utensils. Ac., without tiie trouble of se iding them to public auction, can do so by calling on us at our store, 317 Pa avenue, corner of 9th street, as we are prepared to buy ail such goods as may be offered Housekeepers and others will do well by calling oo us, as we will pay the highest cash prices for uli such goods WALL, BARNARD A CO. je7?2m 317 Pa avenue GREAT BARGAINS IN LADIE> . GENTS', MISSES'. A CHIL DREN S BOOTS AN1) SHOES ?Thea)L) subscriber has removed to the store on theJ comer of Twentieth street a:id 1'ennsylva-1 nia avenue, where he is selling his present weil-assorted stockuf BOOTS A SHOES at great ly reduced prices All persons in want of those articles will tind it to their advantage to call before purchasing elsewhere. A Ii SLOAN, Corner of 2l)th street and Penna. avenue, jnay 1?jui PHILADELPHIA LAGER BEER DEPOT, Pa. avenue, beticrm andBth sts. have at all times the best l'HILADEL PHIA LAGER BEER on hand, and offer It now for sale for S3 per keg, and in quart bottles *? f1 50 per dozen . ^ e send the beer free of cost to all t>arts of the ettv Cj* Many physicians have recommended this Geer as one of the best remedies for weak stoin *cta je 13?Im* llERMJN* WITH DEFECTIVE VISION . ar*" invited to examine my extensive stock of all kinds of SPECTACLES and EYE GLASS f*v Glasses of any kind, such as Cataract, Para noia, Periscopic. Double Concave, Double Con "ex and Colored Glasses, put in at short notice, with Kreat cafe aiMj persons in want of glasses maybe sure to get those which benefit the eye. 1L/ Circulars "Defective Vision'' gratis at H SEMKEN'S, Fa avenue, Ut 9th and 10th ?tr T I0H3I H. KLVAXS. WILLIAM HJOMPSOJt. ELYANS Jc THOMPSON, DEALERSIX HARDWARE, COACH TRIMMINGS, Ac., No. 326 Pennsylvania avenue, between Ninth and Tenth ttt, Washington, D C. HOUSE FURNISHING HARDWARE. Britannia. German Silver. Albata and Hilvtir Pla te,i. T?a. Table and Dessert Spoow Carvars and Forks, Steels. Knives with and with out F orks pnws. Britannia. Block Tin and Plated Candle Micks, Shovel and Tongs, Waffle Irons, Sad Irons Maalin and Bell Metal Kettles, Furnaces, Grid irons, Ovens, Ac. BUILDING MATERIALS. Rural Cottage, Closet. Cupboard. Chest, TiU, Pad and Trunk I.ocks Shuttle. Door, and Blind Hinges,Screws, Cut and Wrought Nails, Bolts m Brad's Shutter Screws and Stubbs. Door Springs. Handrail Screws, Door Knobs Bell Pulls, Door Sheaves and Rail, Ac. CABINET MAKERS' GOODS. Hair Cloth, Curled Hair, Mom, Gimps. Sofa and Chair Springs Venitian Blind Hooks. Rack Pulleys, Roller Ends Brackets, Furniture Nails Glue, Coffin Handles and Screws, Diamond Screw Plates, Ac. CARPENTERS' GOODS. Plane*. Saws, Drawing Knives. Spokeshaves, Chisels and Gouges, Plane Irons Augers. Braces and Bitts, Boring Machines, Ham iners. Hatchets, Devels JJevels, Squares, Guages, Axes, Ac. BLACKSMITH A COACH MAKERS'GOODS. ?Black and Bright Springs. Axles, Felloes, Sha^s. Spokes. Hubs, Bows. Poles Sleigh Runners. Silvered and Hrass Bands, Stump Joints, Stump Collars, Top Props jCurtain Frames. Lamps, Inside Linings, Lining Silks. Damask, Seaming Cords Tufts, Tassels, Buttons, Tacks. Fringes, Laces, and Plain and Enamelled Canvass Russia Duck, Enamelled Leather. Dash Leather, Ac. ELVANS A THOMPSON, _je 1?6m 32i> Pa. avenue. CANAL PACKET LINE TO POINT OF ROCKS. MIE Canal Packet CONGRESS having been - thoroughly repaired and put in first rate order (the machinery] being removed and horse power suWitutetlV con* tinues making her regular trips between George town and the a I >ove place. . The Boat will leave the wharf ofW.H.AH.G Hitter for Point of Rocks on MONDAYS, WED N ESDA\ S and !? RlDA^ S at 7 o'clock a. m: and the Point of Rocks for Georgetown on TUES DAYS. THURSDAYS and SATURDAYS at the same hour, stopping at the different landings along fthe 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 Great Falls at 11, .Seneca at 1. Edward s Kerry 3V Monocacy 5V. hnowlan's Ferrv 0. and Point of Rocks at 7 o'cl'k t> m. Returning, leave Point at 7 a. m., Know lan's Ferry at 7j$, Monocacy S. Edward's Ferry [11, Seneca 1, Great Falls 3^, and arrive at George town at 7 p. m. Passage through either way 82. Meals served regularly on ?><?ard the boat at mod ?erate^ri^tj- CHARLES M ERR1LL, Capt. PEEL'S LONDON GREEN GINGER WINE !\f A N U F A C TU R ED FROM FRENCH l"-i GRAPES, GREEN JAMAICA GINGER, jSEVI LLE OR AN GES. Ac.?This delicious bev jerage becomes the greatest favorite wherever it is iintroduced. Itiseuuallv palatable, inure whole jsome, and not half the price of other foreign wines. Many physicians use it exclusively, ana recom -.mend it to all troubled with Flatulency. Dyspep sia, Debility. Cramps. Diarrho-a and Dysentery. . Persons subject to Chills, or living in'distric'ts ; where Ague or Cholera prevails, find its occasion al use a pleasant and admirable preventive Mixed rwith a little iced-water, it forms the most refresh ing and wholesome cooling drink in warm weather that can lie taken. Price 50 cents per bottle, $5 per dozen. N.B. Country Druggists. Grocers. Ac., find this I Wine an advantageous addition to their stock, it's a first rate article, sells well, and gives great satis j faction. b * Agents. STOTT A CO., Washington; PEEL IA STEVENS, Alexandria; CISSEL, Georgetown; i J. BALMER,Baltimore. jyfi? tf DENTISTRY^ i TJ B DONALDSON, Dentist, late of the firm of -I.V* Hunt A Donaldson, continues I manufacture and insert those beautifulHMraSt i porcelain teeth, with or without gums. tor sj>ecimens of which (made and deposited by the late firm) was awarded the first premium at the Mechanic*' Institute Fair, recently held in ? this city. These teeth are carved and shaded to suit each [larticuiar 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 operations warranted. Offire southwest corner of Seventh^nd D streets. Eentrance on D. mar *21?6m DENTISTRY. DR. MUNSON respectfully calls public atten tion to his new, patent and great ly IMPROVED method of setting Ar tificial Teeth, with Continuous Gum the very PERFECTION OF TilE ART This style 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 solic 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 constitutionally healthy, plugged and warranted for life. Office and house No. 298 E street, near the cor ner of Penna avenue and 14th street. ap 2t?tf a cardT" VIRS. E. PHILLIPS, No. 401 Sixth street, iTl. between G and H streets, desires to itjbrm the citizens of Washington and vicinity, that she is now prepared to give instructions 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 com petent to discharge the duties of her profession to the satisfaction of those who may favor her with their patronage. Terms: 5flo for 24 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 [No. 540 } jVOTKE OF THE DISCONTINUANCE i * of the United States Land Office at Defiance, in the State of Ohio.?Notice is hereby given that in pursuance of law, and in view of the retwrt of the land officers at Defiaxce, Ohio, that tne va cant land in said district is reduced below one hundred thousand acres, tk> Sitrtlary of the In terior has directed that said land office at Defi ance be discontinued; and that the lands remain ing unsold at the tiiue of the discontinuance be made subject to sale and entry at Chillicotue, 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 to be 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 Chillicothe will give public notice of the day on which they will be prejiared. to receive applications for entries of any such lands at their office. JOS. WILSON, Acting Commissioner Gen'l Land Office, je 23?lavrow REESE'S EAGLE PLUMBING AND GAS FITTING DEPOT. THE subscriber respectfully announces to his friends and the puolic in general that he has received the first liK of the celebrated DODGE'S Double acting suction and force PUMP, which received the S1LVER MEDAL at the late Fair of the Metropolian Mechanics' Insti tute. and is now prepared to furnish ail who may favor him with a call. His stock of GAS FIXTURES are uusurpan?ed in the District. With his corps of competent workmen he prides himself to fill any orders in the PLUMBING AND GAS-FITTING line with prouiptnetu and despatch. (L/* All work done warranted to give complete satisfaction JOHN REESE, (uay 3?<X corner 0ij> i*. and fa avenue, j NATIONAL MEDICAL COLLEGE, washington, D. C. THE thirty-fourth annual course of Lectures wi 11 commence on MONDAY, the 22d of October, 1855, and end on the 1st March, 1856. FACULTY. Tbomai Miller, M. 1)., Professor of Anatomy and Physiology. Wm. P. Johnston, M. D., Professor of Obstet rics, and ITiseases of women and children. oshua Rilet. M. D., Professor of Materia Med ira. Therapeutics and Hygiene no. Fred. Mat, M. D., Professor of the princi ples and practice of surgery. Grafton Tyler, M. D., Professor of Pathology and practice of medicine, and of clinical med icine. Lewis H. Stkiner, M. D., Professor of Chemis try and Pharmacy. Edward M. Scott, M. D., Prosector and De monstrator. THOMAS MILLER. M. D.,D*A!t. Like most similar institutions In Europe, the desks from which the regular lectures are given, and the words for clinical instruction are under the same roof, The entire expense for full course lectures. .$90 00 ?ractical Anatomy by the Demonstrator 10 00 Matriculating fee, payable only once 5 00 Graduating expenses 25 00 Admission to tne medical and surgical clinic with out charge. The lectures will be given in the afternoon and evening, thereby enabling those engaged in busi ness during the morning nours to attend. For further information address THOMAS MILLER, M. D., Dean of the Faculty. N. B.?Medical students desiring situations as resident student in the Washington Infirmary, (which is the clinical department of the National Medical College.) are requested to make applica tion by letter to Joshua Riley, M. D., Curator of the Washington Infirmary, who will give any in formation that may be desired. It is unnecessary to state the great advantages of | a residence in a hospital for clinical instruction. J Those making early application will have prece dence. Six are to be chosen before the 1st of Oc tober. jy 9?eotN ovl 100,000 copies:: Steamboat Disasters onjhe Western Waters, and Steamboat Directory THE Undersigned have now in course ofprepe ration a new STEAMBOAT _ M DIRECTORY, which will be ||r, -tued in October next; the l>ook will contain over two hundred pases, illustrated in the best style, and neatly bound in a durable manner. It will be one or the most interesting books ever pi'Blished. and will be a book that will l>e inter esting toall classes of |>eople. Th? STEAMBOAT DIRECTORY will contain a complete list and description of all the Steamboats now at!oat in the Western and Southern waters. The length, model, speed, power and tonnage of each boat, where and bv whom built, the name of the boat, with the trade she is In. Also, the names of Captains and officers, her age, Ac.. Ac. The Directory willcon tain a History of Steamboats and Steaml>oatiiig on the Western waters, since the application of -team : also, a sketch of the first boat built for the Ohio River, with the name of the builder, com mander and owner. The RIVER DIRECTORY will contain a list ind description of all the steamboat disasters that have occurred on the western a >d south ern waters, beautifully Illustrated, with a list OF ALL THOSE WHO HAVE PERISHED BY THEIR Bl'RNINO, SINKING AND exploding. OH the West- i ern and Southern waters. The Directory will contain Maps of the Ohio, Mississippi. Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas. White, Red, Ouachita. Yazoo, and other Rivers, with the Towns and Cities laid down, with correct distances; also, many other River and Commercial items of interest to the peo ple at large. The book will contain the cards of the various U. S. Mail Boats, with the trade they are in, Ac., Ac. The Directory will also contain a complete li*t of all the responsible Steam?M>ut Licensed Officers, their places of residence, Ac., | Ac.; the new Steaml>oat Law. its requirements, with comments, showing wherein it benefits the incompetent officer, and injures the competent officer, Ac., See., and all the important U. S. Su preme Court Steamboat Decisions up to date; the ' Kates and important Commercial Privileges. Bills of Lading, important Decisions of the various U. S Courts in regard to Freights Lost and Damaged. Ac., Ac.; with many other things of interest. The Directory will be Illustrated in the best stvle, and printed in the best manner. The au thor has for six years l?een gathering together ail the facts and items in retard to the numerous steamboat disasters on the western and Southern waters, and now intends publishing them in book form. The price of the work will be put at the low sum of One Dollar. Ten thousand copies will he issued for the boatmen ; all others desirous of subscribing, will have to do so at once, as none will l>e printed unless ordered in advance. The work is destined to have a circulation of over EIGHTY THOUSAND copies, as the publishers are receiving large numbers of subscribers, per mail, from all parts of the country, daily. Some of the oldest boatmen, as well as most scientific men of the times, are contributors to the Steam boat Directory. The Directory will be Issued in October, and will be an ornament to the parlor as well as steam twat. By remitting One Dollar (postpaid.) you will receive a copy of the above work. All communications and letters should be ad dressed to JAMES T. LLOYD A CO.. l'ost Office Building, Cincinnati, Ohio. to SEWING MACHINE AGENCY. rpHE undersigned, having l>een appointed sole A Agent for the sale of Wheeler, \\ ilson A Co's Sewing Machines in the District of Columbia, re s|Mx:tfiilly notiiic* the public that he is prepared to furnish any numl>er that may be ordered at short notice, and to guarantee the instructions that may be necessary to enable the purchasers to work them to their entire satisfaction, aud to keep them in perfect order. These admirable machines, having uniformly received the highest premiums wherever they have been exhibited, can be confidently relied on'to do all the varieties of family sewing, as well as those of tailors, clothiers, shirt makers, maniuainakers, 4 c. As these Machines have l>een successfully and satisfactorily used by several families in this city for some months past, to whom the advertiser can refer those who may desire further information in regard to them, he deems the hi^h reputation which they sustain in the Northern cities now ful ly established here also. The price for a Machine, complete in all respects has been reduced to 9100. P. J STEER, Washington Place, Seventh street. Jy 7?3taw2w BRILLIANT SAILING MATCH. THE lovers of this beautiful and entertaining sport are hereby informed that the sub scril>er contemplates getting up, on the 23th^ July, if practicable, a GRAND REGATTA. Two chased Etruscan Silver Goblets will con stitute the prizes. The most valuable to be award ed to the most rapid boat in the race. The next best to bear off the second premium. The match is to be between boats belonging to Washington, Georgetown and Alexandria Boats having decks over ??> feet are ineligible to entry. The proprie tors of boats must bear in mind that they cannot enter any boat not owned in the above places at thi? time. Many boat owners are now preparing for the sport to take place on the25th July, and,from the apparent interest taken, It promises to Ik.* one of the most entertaining and recktrcke affairs ever before offered to the lovers of boat chasing in this citv. The following craft have already entered for the contest: KNOW NOTHING. WILL WATCH, (the light-heeled craft that bore ofi'the pitcher last season triumphantly.) SKIMMER. MARTHA.

GENERAL JACKSON. A large and beautiful steamer will be chartered for the occasion, in order to afford all who desire to witness this beautiful sail on opportunity to be hold all its various incidents. Owners of Ixtatfe aud others, desiring to enter their craft, or learn the manner and intention of the Regatta, or terms of entry, can be gratified in any manner by calling at the City Restaurant, cor ner of Pennsylvania avenue and 13th street. Fort Washington will lie the distance designed by the undersigned and returning to the point of starting. Price of entry to depend upon the number of con testants. WM. L. JONES, City Restaurant, cor. Pa. av. and 13th st. je 2d?2awtf BRITTANNIA AND PLANISHED WARE. 11EA and Cofl'ee Urns, Coffee Greques, Coffee . Biggin*, Coffee Filters. Coffeepots, Teapots, Tea Sets, Egg Boilers. Chafing Dishes, Imperial Dish Covers, Soup Tureens, Castors, Pitchers, Cups, Lamps, Candlesticks, Segar I^unps, Splt toons, Ac., at the Housekeepw sPumishlngStore, 41MI Seventh street. ufcU. FKAISCIS. EXCURSIONS, fte GRAND FIREMENS' CLUB, & CIVIC EXCURSION, TO THE WHITE HOUSE. Tiip: vigilant fire company, of Goorgetown, will give their An- _ _ aft*' nu&l Excursion to the White Hou?? Pavilion, on MONDAY next, the 16th instant, the tine Steamer GEORGE WASHINGTON having been chartered for the occasion. The Boat will leave Georgetown at ; Wash ington at 9; Blagden's Wharf at 9K. and Alexan dria at 10 o'clock a. m.; returning before dark. Prosper!'s Band has been engaged for the occa sion. Dinner and Refreshments will be served by an experienced caterer at city prices. T^e Company pledge themselves to make the excursion one of pleasure *o ail who may favor them with their company. Tickets ONE DOLLAR, admitting a Gentle man and Ladies?to be had of either of the com mittee or at the boat. Committee of Arranffmtnts. E. S. Wright, H. Rodier, J no. Shackelford, Jno. Foley, H. O. Reaver. jy 9?dttl GRAND FIREMENS' AND CIVIC MOONLIGHT EXCURSION OF THE WESTERN HOSE COMPANY. THE WESTERN HOSE COMPANY respect fully announce to the citizens of Washington, Georgetown and Alex andria. that they have chartered the swift ant. splendid Steamer GEORGE WASHINGTON for an Excursion, on MONDAY AFTERNOON, Julv 23d. to the White House Pavilion. The boat will leave Georgetown at 1^ o'clock; Washington at'2; Navy Yard at 2%; Alexandria at 3; returning she will leave the White House at a seasonablh hour, and touch at the al>ove places. The Committee have made the most extensive arrangements to render this excursion one of the most pleasant of the season. The Refreshment department will be conducted by a competent and accommodating catereT, Wk Cou. F isher's Band has been engaged for the occa sion. Should the day prove unfavorable, the excursion will be postponed until further notice. Tickets ONE DOLLAR, admitting a Gentle man ami I.adie??to l>e had of any of the Commit tee, or at the boat on the day of the excursion. Committee. Edmund Ilenly, Jan. Linkins, F.Holtzman. jy 0?eotd* VLL STRANGERS visiting the City should see Hunter's Cata logue of the curiosities of the Patent Office. Al so" his Description of Powell's Great Pictures. HUNTER is to be seen at 4oG Niuth street, may 31?3m* SPARKLING SUGAR, For the preparation of genuine Soda W ater. CGAUTIER has the honor of announcing it ? has become a "fixed fact"' that the prepara tion which he submitted to his friends and pa trons a short time since, under the denomination of Sparkling Sugar, is the best substitute for the instantaneous preparation of Soda Water ever of fered to the public. The reports of the Agents for its sale in ditferent sections of the country, all say it has been received with universal favor, and con cur in the opinion that the Soda Water prepared from the Sparkling Sugar is not only a most inno cent, pleasant and agreeable summer beverage, equal in all respects to that from the most approved fountain, but in many instances positively benefi cial and healthful. It is warmly commended by the most eminent medical faculty of the North. West and South, and in fact wherever they have had an opportunity of testing its qualities. C. GAUTIKR will not resort to the usual mode of puffing his preparation. It requires no such ad ventitious aid it carries with it its own recom mendation, and let it once have a trial, and he ventures to say no family will lie without it at this season of the year. In addition to its intrinsic qualities, the SPARKLING SUGAR is cheap and within the means of ail to purchase. A glass of Soda Water prejKired from It, is cheaper than if purchased at the fountain. To travelers and summer excursioniststheSpark ling Sugar will be found a most admirable pa^non le voyage," it being put up in small glass jars, which can be carried auout the person with out inconvenience, and whether in the parlor, chamber, steaml>oat. or railroad car. if cool water can be had, a delicious glass of Soda Water can be Instantaneously prepared. The Sparkling Sugar is flavored with I/emon, Ginger, Vanilla. Strawberry, Sarsa par ilia, and the usual variety of Sirups at the best Soda Fountains. C. GAUTIER is now ready to fill all orders with which he may be favored, at No. 252 Penn sylvania avenue: jy G?eo3t WATCHES. JUST received, a large assortment of Indies and Gentlemen's fine GOLD WATCHES of every size, style and manufacture. The alx>ve is by far the best and cheapest ever offered to our customers. M W. GALT A BRO., 3!M Pa avenue, bet. 9th and loth st?. je21?tf COLUMBIAN COLLEGE, Washington, D C. Rev. J O. Binney, D D , President and Profes sor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy. William Rcgolks. LL.D., Professor of Mechan ical Philosophy and Astronomy. Rev. A. J IIcktixgton A.M., Professor of the Greek and Latin Languages. Charles C. Jewett. A.M., Professor of Rhet oric and Belles I^ettres. Lewis II. Steinee. A.M., M.D., Professor of Chemistry and Natural Philosophy. F, T. Fristoe. A.M., Professor of Mathematics. William E. J illson, A.M., Professor of Modern Languages R. C. Fox, A. B., Tutor in the Greek and Ijitin Languages J. G. N ash. A.M., Teacher of the Preparatory De partment. TIM! E next session begins on the last Wednesday X in Septeinl>er, and continues nine months, until the last Wednesday in June. Candidates for admission may be examined on Monday and Tuesday preceding the opening of the session. The regular College Course requires four years for the degree of A. B. Those wishing to do so may omit the ancient languages and pursue a scientific course three years for the degree of B P An ad vanced course is also provided for the degree of A. M. Students may pursue any particular branches where they can do so profitably, and will take suf ficient studies fully to occupy their time, and re ceive a certificate of actual attainment. A Pre|>aratory Department Is established under the general supervision of the Faculty, with an able and experienced teacher, and special attention Will be given to fitting pupils to enter College. With a full and able Faculty, students are with confidence invited to the usual benefits of our best institutions, with those advantages peculiar to the seat of the General Government. Circidari, with all needed information, may be received by applying personally or by letter to the President. jy 7?2aw3w NOTICE TO THE CREDITORS OF HALL * BROTHER. BARUCH HALL, surviving partner of Isaac Hall, having on the 28th day of February, 1>>35. assigned to the undersigned all the stock in trade and debts of the firm of Hall A Brother, to be applied to the full satisfaction of certain debts, liabilities, and engagements of said firm of Hall & Brother, and the surplus to pay and distribute rateably among such of the remaining cred itors of said firm as shall within six months from said 2fth day of February. Ib55, execute and de liver to said Baruch Hall full and absolute re leases of all indebtedness to them respectively by said Baruch Hall, surviving partner as aforesaid. Notice is therefore hereby given to such credi tors of said firm of Hall A Brother, or said Baruch Hall, surviving partner, as may desire to partici pate in the benefit of said assignment to execute and deliver to said Baruch Hall full and absolute releases as aforesaid, within the period of six lOMiths from said 2Mb day of February. 1^36. RICHARD WALLACH, Trustee. Je lU-eotAug28th WATCHES, JEWELRY. SILVERWARE, tc. M. W. GALT & bro. are constantly receiving large invoices of the above. *nd offer every article in meir line at the lowest rates. GOLD AND SILVER WORK of every de scription made to order, such as TESTIMO NIALS, richly embellished, with appropriate de signs, SILVER TEA SETS, DlffNER {ser VICES. Ac. Precious Stones set in every stylo, however elab orate. ARMS, CRESTS, MOTTOES, Ac., cut on stone. M. W. GALT A bro , aM Pa. av., between Ninth and Tenth sts. Ja 14?tf i PARSONS ON CONTRACTS, vol S. Flander's Lives and Times of the Chief Jus tices of the Supreme Court of tke United Sta^s? first series. FRANCK TAYLOR. fcW? EVENING STAR. WOMAN'S DUTY TO LOOK PMTTY. " A French author haa recently written a book on the 4 The Duty of a Pretty Woman it to look Pretty.' Such a work, doubtless, ha lt? u?es : but it is of limited application. W? should have rejoiced in a title of more extend ed significance, with content* corresponding U the title. The subject should have been, it effect?wonl it as you may?the duty of evcrj woman to look as pretty as she can. Some women are unfortunately not pretty; but there are few women wh j cannot impart something of comeliness even to an ill-favored face and a misshapen figure, if they will only take the trouble. Wo speak very gravely when we say that there are few relations in life, or rather thai there are few relationless conditions, in which this is not a duty. That cleanliness is a virtue is seldom denied. A pretty woman, doubtless, looks prettier when clean, and an ugly uglie] when dirty. And there are duties beyond per sonal cleanliness. Neatness, tidyness. follow close upon it. Dut something more may still bo needed, and soinothing more clearly sect and properly described, is the least possible spice of coquetry. ' A we ll dressed woman, however little she may be favored by nature, eeases to be plain. It is difficult, indeed, to limit the extent to which a woman, by due attention to dress, may improve her natural attractions, or obviate the disadvantages with which she was born. And that it is her duty to do this, whether she be well or ill-favored, is something more than a maxim of mere worldliness. To ondevor to the utmost to please those with whom we live if unquestionably a duty. 44 A man marries, indeed, for the sake oi tho domux et pi arena uxor. He does not take woman to his hearth because she is a philoso pher. or an arithmetician, but becauso in homely language, there is 4 something nice about her." It was, doubtless, the design ol the Almighty, in giving man a helpmate, that she should satisfy his natural craving after the beautiful, the graceful, and the gentle. For this was woman formed : 4 For softness she and sweet attractive grace.' 4*Thc woman who forgets this, ignores one of the great objects of her creation. The wife who forgets this, violates one of the piimal conditions of the connubial contract. 44 That some women are naturally more beau tiful and graceful than others, is a fact which makes not against, but for our argument.? Dress is common to all. It is a consolation to those not naturally gifted, that there is a point at which nature yields to art. and tho work of men s hands is potent to supply the adornment not vouchsafed by Providence. It is surpri sing what a very little way mere persoual beauty goes. 44 We may confidently appeal to the expe rience of men of the world in support of the assertion that the efforts of art are often mora pleasing and attractive than the gifts of nature ?iu other words, that well-dressed women are more admired than merely beautiful ones. Accident is beatoa ly effort in the great Olym pics of society. 44 it may ha agreed that taste in dress is scarcely less a natural gift than personal beau ty. And. to some extent, at least, the fact must be admitted. Ono woman has naturally an eye for color and form, whilst another has neither the ? ne nor the other. But there are few women who have not. or cannot acquire, a sufficient knowledge of the becoming in cos tume for all domestic purposes. It may be doubted, indeed, whether the plea of incom petency is ever set up. The real secret of in attention to dress is carelessness?indifference ?idleness. It is not worth the trouble. Wo men do not always consider that what it is worth their while to gain, it is worth thoir while to keep It is no uncommon thing for women to become slatternly after marriage. They say that they have other things to at tend to, and dress is habitually noglected? except, perhaps, on great e>ccasious, when there is a display of finery and bad taste abroad, to be followed by greater negligence at home. Great respect is shown to what is called 'company;* but anart from this, there ia a sort of cut Iwno abandonment, and the com pliment which is raid to strangers is with hold from those who havo the best right to claim and are most likely to appreciate it. This is a fatal, but too common error. When a woman, with reference to the question of personal adornment, begins to say to herself, It is only my husband,' she must prepare herself for consequences, which, perhaps, she may rue to the latest day of her life. 44 The effect, indeed, oi attention or inatten tion to dress?and wo include in tho one little word whatever contributes to personal come liness and attractiveness? upon the domestic happiness, especially of the lower and middle classes, cannot easily be overstated. The jtlacens uxor, us we have said, is no small part of the totality of home. If a man fiuds that he has not secured what ho believed he had married, he has a right to feel disappointed. We do not *ay that he has a right to retaliate. Tho obligations of the counubial contract are not conditional, but absolute. Negligence on the one side does not excuse negligcnce on the other; but it will very surely induce it. When there is nothing attractive at home, a man, however inexcusable 6uch conduct may be, will seek it abroad, whether at tho alehouse, the club, the theatre, the gaming table, or only in what is called 'society.' W'e do not mean to say that dress alone is the agency by which the erratic propensities are to be re strained, but that it is a highly important pt<rl of it. Indeed, it may be asserted that the ab sence of attention to this matter pre-suppot'es the absence of almost all other gentle, kindly and attractive qualities." Fat Men.?There is something cordial about a fat man. Everybody likes him, and he likes everybody. Your Ishmaelites are. in truth, a bare boned race; a lank tribe they are, skeleton and bile. Food does a fat man good; it clings to him; it fructifies on hiin; he swells nobljr out; and fills a generous space in life. lie is a living, walking minister of grutitudo to tho earth, and the fulness thereof; an incarnate testimo ny against the vanities of care; a radiant man ifestation of good humor. A fat man. there fore, almost in virtue of boing a fat man, it prr se, a popular man; and commonly he de serves his popularity. In a crowded vehicle, the fat man will ever be the most ready to make room. Indeed he seems to be half sor ry for his size, lest it be in the way of others; but others would not have him less than he is; for his humanity is usually commensurate with their bulk. A fat man has abundanoe of rich juices. The hinges of his system are well oiled; the springs of his being are noiseless; and so he goes on his way rejoicing, in full con tentment and placidity. A fat man feels his {position solid in the world; he knows that his >eing is cognizable; he knows that he h&? a marked place in tho universe, ?;nd that he need take no extra pains to advertise mankind that he is among them; he knows that he is in no danger of being overlooked. It does really take a deal of wrong to make one really hate a fat man; and if wo are not always as cordial to a thin man as we should be, Christianehar ity should take into acoount the force of pre judice which we hnve to overcome against his thinness A fat man is nearest to that most perfect of figures, a mathematical sphere; a thin man to that most limited of conceivable di tnensious. a simple lino. A fat man is a being of harmonious volume, and holds relations to the material universe in every direction; a thin man, in fact, is but the continuation of a point. tjpA young lady over the way says she has Sot a beau of the most affectionate and luvea le disposition. lie allows her to cat ju-t as Wanj "t-bns m ehe ^lea*??. THE WEEKLY STAB. TbU F?tnH? Md Wewt Journal?om tataung a grmm nriMy ef totw?*?( leading than can be found Ui any otbm?U pehUabed an Satur day uantw. tUU Single topy, par annum 91 *5 TO CLCftS. Flnoopha $5 on Tan ? W Twenty eopiaa If iV U7" C*?H, iXTituaiT ia anvARCB C7" 8lnjjleeopiea(ta wrapp?m)een bapraaurad at the eountar. Immediately after the laewe of ILa paper Priea?'Tint Caxva. PoaTMABTiaa wboaat aaagentawfli bai a aommlaniofi of rwaatjr per eent OLD POINT CORRRESPONDENCE Willabd's Hotel. ) Old Point Cobvobt, Va . July 9 \ Mr. Editor: Id my vifit here. I hare baen happily disappointed. and although I contem plated spending bat a few days at this place, I shall now prolong my visits for many weeks The attractions at this place are not sufficiently known, for it is one of the most delightful wa tering places I have eTer met with, and I have been to all the principal ones. It is located upon a point of land projecting far into tha aalt water, and, in fact, is almost an island. We have the full fresh sea breete, with a moat delightful climate. I have not found woollen clothes too warm yet, and a blanket Is unite comfortable at night. For amusement, we bare a variety, unlike the monotonus routine at moat reports. The fishing is unprecedented. Tha nc plus ultra pan flsh, called the hog fish, is now caught in abundance, with thousands of the more common kind, the sheep head, equal to any flAi that swim*, many of thoae that are caught by the hook weigh from ten to fif teen pounds. This is the season to take them ?also for soft crabs; and the oysters taken freah from the deep waters are considered good the year round. Wo hare flue bathing, and a white clean sand beach for many miles, for a walk or a ride after night fall. There is now Quartered at the Fort, nearly a complete one of tne new regiments.and each day these new recruits are drilled. It is amusing to see some of the green ones (Shanghais as they are called) at their first attemnt, but an observer each day can see the benefit they re ceive from "old sogers." Fortress Monroe incloses an area of eighty acres, which is probably the finest parade ground in this country. Upon the rampart* there is a mo?t beautiful promenade, and a view unequalled of its kind In the liampton Road? often can be seen more sails than the eye can count; with a view of Cape Charles and Cape Henry. The place is not isolated from l% all the world ana the rest of mankind.'* There is almost hourly a steamboat communi cation with Norfolk and Portsmouth, and a steamer each day fr<>m the cities of Baltimore and Richmond, by which we have the mails from the South and North. I never have met with a more delighted and delightful company thau are now congregated here. The evening ball? are exceedingly bril liant, and remarks were many time* made in my bearing, last evoninz. such as " how many handsome youug ladies ."?44 such beauties \ ' ?" Old Point never turned out so fine a show !'? The guests number already full four hundred. The hotel, under the immediate control of Mr. Caleb Wiilard, a younger brother of the Wash ington Willardsa? abmirably oonducted There is no lack of attention, and every effort ia made to please, although there will be some grumb ling in all societies. It is rumored that tha President and his lady will soon be here, and I understand Mr. Wiilard has room* in reserve for them. Mr Secretary Marry will be down next week. Com. Panlding. recently appoint ed to the command of the Home Squadron, will in a few days anchor his flag ship m our waters preparatory to his cruise The com mander told me that Mr. Dobbins. Secretary of the Navy, w.#uld very probably take a short trip to sea with him for the benefit of bis now feeble health. By way of amusements in the house, beside* dancing, we had. a few evenings since. Shaks pearian reading by Miss White; and to-mor row night, for an additional variety, a band of Ethiopian minstrels will give a performance in the flue ball-rooui. There is a great ruah for the Star every morninz on the arrival of the Baltimore boat. Calvin Bohn. of your city, is the dispenser of literary comfort to us all. He must double hi* order for your sprightly and interesting jour nal. or be content to fall far behind the want* of the times. A Visitor. ANECDOTE OF KB. JAT. Mr. Jay had become aware of a growing evil among his brethren, arising from a cause with which, he beiug familiar, determined upon rebuking and denouncing it. When iu the midst of his discourse, be said : 4*My young brother, it is to be regretted that many enter the ministry after they have been educated, to whose services the church has a claim; they look round and select a lady for their wife, but they are oarcful she poaaesses a fortune. After a time they begin to gat weary in well-doing. They take cold; it results in a cough; they are so wank that they cannot at tend to the duties of their office. They re sign, and live upon their wife's fortune. I know Jive cases of this kind; may it never ba you lot." During the delivery of thi* keen rebuke, there was a young minister, or rather an ex minister. who did not seem very comfortable. After the service was closed, the merits of tha discourse were canvassed, and the general opinion was that it was only such a one as could be delivered by Mr. Jay. Said one to the ex-pastor: 4 How did you like Mr. Jay, it was fine; quite a treat, wasn't it ?" 4 Well, I liked him very well, but I think he was rather persoual." 4'Personal, en; bow bo?" 4 Why you must have noticed his reference to ministers out of health resigning'1 4lYes, yes; ho was a little close there, I must admit." "I shall speak to him about it,'' said tha delicate fastidious ex-minister. He sought the vestry, and found Mr. Jay there He congratulated him on hi* health and discourse, but iiintod that he was personal in his remarks, and would like to know if he re ferred to him "Personal," said tho patriarch, "personal, eh; in what part of the disc >ursc ?" "When you were speaking about ministara resigning '' "Oh," said Mr. J. "I see; yes, have you re signed '" "Yes, sir." '?Did you marry a rich wife ??Yes, sir." "Did you have a cough, and bec?me disabled for service ?" '?Yea. sir." "Ah! my friend, yours ts the sixth cat*, then." This young man reaped the reward of bhi folly, and retired.confused and abashed, from the presence of Mr. Jay. Americas Trophies iji England ?I was not aware until very recently that the trophies taken during the American war are u?rt now exhibited With the other curioaities in tho Tower. I uui informed that the Queen gava ?Becial direction, some time since, that they should all be removed to an apartment appro priated exclusively for them, and on no ac count are they to be exhibited ! Thi* ia au interesting and signifi *aat faet. as showing not only great consideration on the part of the Queen, but a commendable desire to avoid any occurrence which might tend to interfere with the friendly relatious she is so anxious to maintain with America. My attention was directed to the faet by an American gentle man who had been visiting the Tower, and who remarked to the attendant the absence of* every thing which could recall the difll>*ulty between England and hia country. He was then informed of her Majesty'a directions; but as a special favor he was shown the apart ment. and was struck by the neatneas and complete system which prevailed Every article ia labelled, with the particular* of tha incident wich gave interest to it. from tha bullet which killed General Packenham to tha blade of an oar whieh caused the death of a midahipman in a skirmishing expedition London Vurre'jxjudenct JNYieTe?/ me*,