Newspaper of Evening Star, July 18, 1855, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated July 18, 1855 Page 1
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WASHINGTON, D. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 1855 DR. L. B. WRIGHT'S ETTFAILIXG "SCEOITJLOUS ANTIDOTE," for tke Pirrnantnt Curt oj CONSUMPTION and ail other form* ?/SCROFULOUS LIS EASES. THTS Medicine is prepared by an eminent phy sician of eighteen vrars practice in New Vork citv. during which time he has constantly used it with the most unbounded iiKce?, and createdfor 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 now em, tfrneORATfc TfiK WIIOLB S7STEM, in proof of which, hundreds of respectable wit nesses from the doctor's private practice have giv en in their t?-tinionv, ?..d entreat^hose suffering from any scrofulous affection, to call upon them and stiff# tk'mstlr*s. A Treatise en Scrofulous Diseases can be had gratis at PRINCIPAL DEPOT, 4U? 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 i* the BEST, CHEAPEST, and MOST EFFICIENT CATHARTIC EVER OF YERED TO THE PUBLIC. It is TASTELESS, (thereby avoiding the nau seating effect of i'iils, Oil, Senna. Ac.,) and pro dticinjj no griping or other painful effects. Unlike all ether purgatives, it searches to the bottom of thfe disease, thoroughly cleanses the stomach, fend leaves the bowels entirely free from costlveneas. NO FAMILY MIOITLD BE WITHOUT IT. Children d ink it readily ard without forcing, and NO MEDICINE IS MOKE HIGHLY RE COMM! NbEDby the MEDICAL FACULTY, tiive : a trial and then judge for yourselves. It can be liad wholesale and retail at E. H. 8TA BLEK A CO 'S, Bain more, or CH VS. 8TOTT & CO., Washington. 1?. C. DR WRIGHT'S PRINCIPAL DEPOT. 409 Broeu way. where the doctor can be consulU-d dally <?n'diseases generally, from 12 to 2 p. in., without charge. je PROSrCAl'S CORNET BAND. Band i? suitable for any and all purposes, anu t warranted to give satisfaction to all those who may >>e pleased to engage them, either a? a Brass. Reed, or Cotillon Band! Any nnni' er of musicians to be had at the short tat notice, by applying to FREDERIC PROSPERI, Leader at Taltaroll's Store, opposite the Marine Barracks. N B ?Orders left at Hilbus A lliti's Music De pot will be promptly attended to. may ?liii tm vJsE OLE > WOOD CEMETERY, Office No. Pa. ave.. corner loth street, (OTIl THE -AVISO'S BASK.) THIS CEMETERY Is laid out on the plan of th* celebrated Greenwood. of New York, and situated on the high ground distant one and a quarter iiiilo uoi'th of the Capitol?North Capitol street leading directly to the gateway. This Couipanv have secured a charter from Con gress, appropriating their "round forever to burial purposes, making a fee title to the purchaser, and prohibiting all enr roach ments from legislation ot otherwise.0which is of vast importance to thyse who wish their dead to repose where they have placed them, for it has become a custom in all other cities when the bo rial ground becomes valu able for oiher purposes, to sell it, and throw the dead promiscously into one large pit. and legal measures cannot prevent it, as no titles nre given to the ground N. B.?OtOce open from 10 to 14 o'clock a m., where Pamphlet-, containing the Charter, By laws, and a Map of the Grounds, and all other In formation, can oe obtained. All orders left with Mr. James F. Harvey, No. 410 Seventh street. or any other undertaker, will be promptly attended to. Je 1&?lw SEA BATHING. CHESAPEAKE HALL, HAMPTON, VA., IS situated within tv^o miles of Old Point Com fort wuh which piac;: hourly communi cation is Lad byrieaUaiid comuiodio.iaOm nlt>us,oftiiem n. -di-m style, also by Boats^ Hacks, fce. The llall will be open for the rerep tion of visiters on the 14th of May, at which time the proprietor hopes to be able to make comforta ble and happy the stay of all who may be seeking pleasure or health. Many improvements have been added, such as cottages for families, play grounds for children, shade trees, Ac . indeed, every thing that can con duce to thecoinlort of visitors. For health n'id beautv .->f location, this place is unsurpassed. There is dalle communication with the steamers of Richmond, Norfolk and Baltimore,. Terms, per day -?8'- 0" Terms, per we?k 11 00 Itmu. uer month, (per day), 1 25 je S-Soit _ R. G . BAN KS^ NOTICE TO THE CREDITORS OF 11AXL ht BROTHER. BARUCH HALL, surviving partner of Isaac Hail, having on the jeth day of February, 1355. assigned to the under si'ued all the stock In trade and debts of the liriii of Hall A Brother, to be applied to the f ill satisfaction of certain debts. habiHtieis. and engagement* of said Inn of Hall A Brother, and the surplus to pay and distribute rateably among such of the remaining cred itor* of said ttrui shall within six inontns from said $Hh dav of February. IS65, execute and de liver to said Baruch Hall full and absolute re taasesof all indebtedness to them respectively by said Barueh Hall, surviving jartner as afor?*aid Notice is therefore hereby given to such credi tors of said hrm of Hall A Brother, or said Baruch Hail, surviving jar*uer, as may desire to partici pate in the bencht of said assignment to execute and deliver to said Baruch Hall full and absolute relefe?e> as aforesaid, within the period of six months from ?a.d 2~:Li da. of February ,la55. RICHARD vVALLACU, Trustee. Je 11?eotAug~->th ' . CARRIAGES?CARRIAGES. 1HAVK now on hand, and constantly Mulshing, t very large a?*-t?rtir?e!it of Pleasure -v/ and Family C ARIll AGES, of the latest? fashion>. whi< u 1 will sell a? low as tb? same (juality of wo:k can i>e sold in any of the principal market* of the U nited States. The subscriber is now dealing exclusively In Carriages of his own manufacture, and all work ?oid by him will be warranted, and compare favor ably with anv work in this market. As I always keep a large'assortment, I invite purchasers and others to examine my stock before {Airebasing alse wurre Carnages built toorder. Old Carriages taken la eichaage, or repaired at the shortest notice. THOMAS YOUNG, SivB of the Golden Horse, No. 4SW l'a avenue and 4^ street, nuy I?eo3:u FOR 1'OOR AND LABORING MEN. CM ALL BUILDING LOTS of lo feet or more, ^ in various j.a-t?? of the City, and Georgetown, st lew price*, ^d tetius to suit. LLOYD A CO. BUILDING STONE, sale, deliverable at the Cdiial, or ^ L&rves. la V\ashin_^on. Georgetown, or Alexandria. LLOYD A CO. ,15th street, opp. Treasury Department. Jy?-Iy ? IMPORTANT TO PERRONS BR BARING IP HOUSEKEEPING. l)FRSO\S removing froin tb?city and wShing * to dispose of their r uruiture and llousek?iep l*ten%;ls. Ac . wuhout the troulile of sending them to public av.ctiooj ran do ?o by calling on us *t our store, 317 Pa. avenue, corner of 9th stre?t. ?? ?** xr? premrcd to btiy all such goods as may be ufftrwl Housekeepers and others will do well by calling u*. aa w,- will pa; the highbst cash prices for sil s?ich goods. WALL, BARNARD A CO. *-2m * J17 Pa avenne GREAT II \H?; \1NS IN LADIES . GENTS , MISSES'. A CHIL * DKKVS BtX) I S ANDSHOES.?Tbe^**1? ?<harrii(e? i.as removed t" Iks store on thej corner <.t'I1 .vi m . .v ,i u:d l*c.insylva-| n*a avenue, where he i* -ellin** his present ?: i ,l -,o?-k of HOOTS A SIloE-* at great ly reduced prici-s All persons in want of those "tide* will and it to their tdvantagetocall before purctssiBg elsewhere. A'H SLOAN, Corner of iilh street and Penna. avenue. _n**yl-3ni Philadelphia lager beer depot, P? vrtnve, 4)^ and 6th its. WE hav? at all times the best PHILADEL PHIA LAGER BEER on hand, and offer It aow for sale for fu per keg. and la qaait bottles for ?1 So per doien ^ s send the beer free of cost to all parts of e!ty. Many physicians bsve recommended t?er as oot cf ths best remedies for weak stotn j?r " ~ m JOH3I ? . *LVa*S. WILLIAM THOMMOS. ELVAXS It THOMPSON, ?. DKALFRg IV hardware, coach iRnrrcixas, &c., No. 326 Fmnsyl\aDia avenue, Ittwten Ninth and Tenth Washington, D C. FURNISHING HARDWARE Britannia, German Silver, Alba la and Silver Pla Ten. Table and I (e??ert Spoons ",rFdoJ"knrkS' Steel!,) KniVCS Wlth and with" Bras,L*lor* Jin an* Candle Iron ?l and Ton?s? Waffle Irons, Sad MasUn and Bell Metal Kettle*. Furnaces, Grid irons, Ovens. Ac. Ruml MATER,AT'3. Rura! ?*?"; CuPboar<iJ Chest. TiU, Pad and Trunk Locks ?- bottle. Door, and Blind Hinges. Screw?, Cut and W ronght Nails, holts ' ' Brad s Shutter Screws and Stubbs. Door Springs, n i, U Screws. Door Knobs Bell Pulls, Door Sheaves and Rail, Ac. ? , CABINET MAKERS' GOODS. rS5i ?Urled Ilair' ^oss> Gimps, Sofa and Chair Springs Venitisn Blind Hooks, Rank Puller s. Roller Ends Brackets, (. urniture Nails Glue, Coffin Handles and Screws, Diamond Screw A > St c. CARPENTERS' GOODS. jFianes, Saws, Drawing Knives SpokesLaves. Chisels and Gouges. Plane Irons Augers, Braces and Bitts, Boring Machines, Ham men, Hatchets, Devcls ' Bevels, Squares, Gtiages, Axes, Ac. BI^CKSM ITn & COAOH MAKERS'GOODS Black and Bright Springs, Axles, Felloes, Shafts. , Sw>kes,Hubs, Bows, Poles -?eigh Runners, Silvered u?d Brass Bands. Stump L . .Joi"ls- Stump Collars. Top Proiw curtain frames. Lamps, Inside Linings, Llnln ' ^ * Silk"' Damask, Seaming Cords I TufLv J"*?1*' Bu??ns, Tacks, Fringes, Laces. ?ari Plain and Enamelled Canvass ; Russia Duck, Enamelled Leather. Dash Leather ?e ELVA.NS A THOMPSON, Je 1?fim 338 Pa. avenue. I CANAL PACKET LINE TO POINT OF T ROCKS. HE Canal Packet CONGRESS having been thoroughly repaired and ?n?4 in first rate order (the maci.incrvfc^ST^S^ being removed and horse power s'u i>>t!Yiit?'d icon - tinues makiug her regular trips between George town and the alx>ve place. The Boat will leave the wharf of W. HAH G NPsnvva v????k??!S *"'M>AY8, WED ;* jPt 7 S and 1* RIDA^ S at 7 o'clock a. in; and Says ThI'b^uv? Georgetown on TUES DAYS, THLR>DA^ Sand SATURDAYS at the same hour, stopping at the dillerei.t landingsaW the hue for the reception and landing of passenger-. a"d height, going and returning. * ihe Boat will leave Georgetown at 7 o'clock a m . and arrive at the head of the Gteat Falls at 11 ? neca at 1. Edward s Ferry 3;$, Monocacy."J* Knowlan s Ferry 6, and Point of Rocks at 7 ocPk T m Returning, have Point at ? a. in., Know Ian s * erry at,<%, Monocacy rt, Edward's Ferry 11.. eneca 1, G reat Falls 3% and arrive at G eorge xown at i p. m. 6 Passage through either wav 82. Meals served regularly on board the boat at mod 7e'iCirf C"ARLES MERRILL, CapL MPEEL'S LONDON OR EEN OI1HGER WINE ANUFACTUR E D F K O M FRENCH ;!iK|A/u?ivK,,:,:n Jamaica ginger. on/ILLK URANGK\4c ?This deliciousbev era?? becomes the greatest favorite wherever it is introduced. It is equally palatable, more whole some, and not half the price of otherf^w'"n wines Afanv physicians nv it exclusively, ami recom iijend it toall trouble*I with Flatulency, Dyspep sia, Debility. Cramps, Diarrhoea and Dysentery Pewons subject to Chill*, o% living in district* wher" Ainie or Cholera prevails, find its occasion al line a pleasant andadmirablepreventive Mixed wftk a little iced-water, it forms the most refresh ing and wholesome cooling drink in warm weather that can be taken. Price 50 cents per bettle, *5 per dozen. i*- B Country Druggists. Grocers. Ac . flr d this >> ine an advantageous addition to their stock, if* a first rate article, sells well, and gives great satin Taction. Agents, STOTT A CO.. Washington; PEEI DENTISTRY. R B DONALDSON. Dentist, late of the firm of , Hunt A Donaldson, continues tOrfw^ai. manufacture and insert those benutifni^..4^5 porcelain teeth, with or without gums, for specimen* of which (made and deposited by the late firm) was awardod the fir^t premium at the Mechanics' Institute Fair, recently held in this city. These teeth are carved and shaded to suit each particular case, and tbeir resemblance to the natu ral organs is so perfect as to deceive the most prac tised eve. 1 Particular attention also paid to filling and pre serving the natural teeth. C harges moderate, and all operations warranted Omre southwest corner of Seventn and D streets Eentrance onD. inar-JI?6m DENTISTRY. DR. MUNSON respectfully calls public atten tion to his new, patent and great- ? - ly IMPROVED method of setting Ar-?pgfc tificial Teeth, with ConMnucus Gum. j the very PERFECTION OF THE ART. 'i'hiA style of Teeth has the following advantages over all others, vi* : GREAT STRENGTH. CLEAN LINESS, COMFORT and BEAUTY, vieing with Nature in those respects and in some others excelling. Public inspection is respectfully aolic ited. Please call and see specimens. CAUTION.?No other Dentist in the District of Columbia has a right to mak - this style of teeth. N. B.?Teeth constitutionally healthy, plugged and warranted for life. Ottce and house No. Ofta E street, near the cor ner of Penna. avenue and 14th street. ap ??tf ? CARD. MRS. E. PHILLIPS, No. 4fll Sixth street, between G and H rtreets. desires to inform 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 Uniou 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: tSo for 24 lessons, at her residence, or ?1*2 at the residence of her pupils. je 12?eo3ui? LAW PARTNERSHIP. Robert j. walker and lohis janin have formed a co-partnership under the firm of "Walker A Janin,'* for the management and argument of ca?-s 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 ] KOTICE OF THE DISCONTINUANCE 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 report of the land officers at Dlkiancb, Onto, that tne va c-ant land in said district is reduct.-d below one hundred thou.sand acres, th*. Serrrtnry of tht In itrtor has directed that said land office at Dkfi anci be discontinued ; and that the lands remain ing unsold at the time of the discontinuance be made subject to sale and entry at Chillicotu k, the only remaining land office in the Statk or Ohio. l>ands remaining unsold and unappropriated by law, and subject to private eutry at the land office office now discontiuued, will cease to be subject to entry at said office from the date of the receipt of this uotice by the register and receiver thereof, and the laud officers at Cuillicotuk will give public notice of the day on which they will be prepared, to receive applications for entries of any such lauds at their office. JOS. WILSON, Acting Commissioner Ucn'l Land Office, je 23?lavvow 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 lot of the celebrated DODGE S DOUBLE ACTING SUCTION AND FORCE PUMP, which received the SILVER MEDAL at the late Fair of the Metropolitan Mechanics' Insti tute, and is now prepare-u to furnish all who may favor him with a call. His stock of GAS FIXTURES aat unsurpassed in the District. With his corps of oompettnt workmen he pi'.daa himself to fill any orders in the PLUMBING AND GAS-FITTING line with promptness and despatch. (p* All work done warranted to give complete satisfaction. JOHN REESE, fOTMi felt st and Pt nvtnu*. NATIONAL MEDICAL, COLLEGE, WASHINGTON, D. C. THE thIrtT-fonrth annual course of Lectures will commence on MONDAY, the )Hd of October, 1?55, and end on the 1st March, 1556. ; FAcrtTT. Thomas Mili.hr. M. D., Professor of Anatomy and Physiology. W.M. P. Johnston, M. D., Professor of Obstet rics, and Diseases of women and children. Joshua Riley, M. D., Professor of Materia Mcd iea, Therapeutics and Hygiene Jno. Fred. Mat, M. D., Professor of the princi pies and practice of surgerv. Graptos Tyler, M. D-, Profesror of Pathology and practice of medicine, and of clinical med icine. Lrwis H. SmsER, M. D., Professor of Chemis try and Pharmacy. Epward M. Scott, M. D., Proscctor and De monstrator. ? ? THOMAS MILLER, M. D.,Dka*. I.ike 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. .590 00 Practical Anatomy by the Demonstrator.... 10 00 Matriculating fee, payable only once 5 00 Graduating expenses 25 00 Admission to the medical a ad surgical clinic with out charge. The lectures will l?e given in the afternoon and evening, thereby enabling those engaged in busi ness during the morning hour? to attend. For further Information address THOMAS MILLER. M D , r*i 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 Fnlirmary. 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. 1'lio.se making early application will have prece dence. Si* are to be chosen before the 1st of Oc tober. jy 9?eotN ovl 100,000 copies:: Steamboat Disasters on the Western Waters, and Steamboat Directory. THE Undersigned have now in course of prepa ration a new STEAMBOAT _ ?fi * DIRECTORY, which will be is <ued in October next; the book will contain over two hundred pages, illustrated in the best style, and neatly bound in a durable manner. It will BE ONE OF THE MOST INTERESTING BOOKS F.VEK published, and will be a book that will Ik* inter esting to all classes of people. The STEAM BOAT DIRECTORY will contain a complete li?t and description of all the Steamboats now afloat in the Western and Southern waters. The length, model, speed, power and tonnage of eat li boat, where and by 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 Steambnating on the Western waters, since the application of steam; also, a sketch of the first beat built lor the Ohio River, with the name of the builder, com mander and owner. The R1VF.R DIRECTORY will contain a list and description of all the steamboat disasters that have occurred onthewESTERx and sorTn EE n waters, beautifully illustrated, with a list OF ALL THOSE WHO nAVK PERISHED BY THKtR burning, sinking and explod iso. on the West ern and Southern waters. The Directory will contain Mans of the Ohio, Mississippi, Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, White, Red, Ouachita. Yazoo, and other Rivers, with the Towns and Cities li!a down, with correct distances: also, many other River and Commercial items of interest to the peo ple at large. The book will con'nin the cards ol the various U. S. Mail Boats, with the trade they are in, Sec., Ac. The Directory will also contain a complete list of all the responsible Steamboat Licensed Officers, their places of rcsldencc, Ac., Ac - the new Steamboat Law, lis requirement*, wiih comments, showing wherein it benefits the incompetent officer, and injures the ct)'np*tmt (?fjlcer, Ac., Ac., and all the important U. S. Su preme Court Steamboat Decisions up to date; the Rates and important Commercial Privilege.-, Bills of leading, important Decisionsof the various U. S. Courts in regard to Freights Lostand Damaged, Ac.. Ac.: with many other things of Interest. The Directory will be llln-.trwted in the best style, and piinted in the best manner. T!" au thor has for six years been gathering together all j the facts and Items In regard to the nnm?ro:i* >tcarnboat disasters on the Western ai.d Southern | waters, and now intends publishing them in book form. The price of the work will l>e put at the low sum ?f One Dollar. Ten 'thousandcopies* will be issued for the boatmen ; all other; desirous of snbscribing, will have to do so at once, as none will be printed unless ordered in advance. The I work is destined to have a circulation of over EIGHTY THOUSAND copies, as the publishers are receiving large numbers of subscribers, per inail, from all parts of the country, daily. Some ! of the oldest boatmen, as well as most sciemiti: men of the times, are contributors to thrt Steam boat Directory. ? The Directory will be issued in October, and will be an ornament to the parlor as well as steam boat. By remitting One Dollar (post paid,) you will receive a copy of the abov$ work. All communications and letters should be ad dressed to JAMES T. LLOYD Jt CO., l'rrnt Office Building, Cincinnati, Ohio. Jy 7?la SEWING MACHINE AGENCY. THE undersigned, having been appointed sole Agent for the sale of Wheeler, \V il*o:i & Co's Sewing Machines in the District of Columbia, re s|>ectfidly notifies the public that he is prepared to furnish any number that may be ordered at short notice, and to guarantee the instructions that may l?e necessary to ensolethe 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 ?>een exhibited, can be confidently relied on'to do all the varieties of family sewintr, as well as tho*e of tailors, clothiers, shirt makers, mantuainakers. Ac. As th?we Machines have been successfully and satisfactorily used by several families in this cliy for some months past, to whom the advertiser can refer those who may desire further information in regard to tbein. he deems the hiyh reputation which thev sustain in the Northern cities now ful iy established here also. The price for a Machine, complete in all respects has been reduced to ft 100. P. J. STEER, Washington Place, Seventh street. Jy 7?3taw2w ALEXANDRIA A WASHINGTON BOATS. 11HE Steamer GEORGE WASHINGTON will . leave at the following hours. _ fir** K Fare 125$ cents. The THOMAS COLLYER, when uot otuer ways engaged, will make trips on the route at al ternate hours. 1 ,>eave Washington at 6, 8, 9*, 11*, 2*, 4,5#, and?.* Leave Alexandria at 7, 0,19*, 1 %, 3, 4 X, and P. 9?The Boat will leave Alexandria at 1? p. m , or immediately on the arrival of the cars. Jy7?d JOB CORSON, Captain. ~ CARRIAGES. [HAVE on hand some handsome light and con venient family Carriages and Bug-: --- "* gies. A two horse Carriage and Ex-1 press Wagon. Those desirous of purchasing any of the above described articles cheup will do well to call on the sjbscriber immediately, as 1 am de termined to sell low for cash, or on accommodat ing terms. All work warranted. Repairing done at the shortest notice and in the most approved manner. S. FLYNN, No. 305 D St., bet 12th and 1-Mh, jy 9 lm opposite the Kirkwood House. P IC.NIC BASKETS.?Just opened a variety _ of Pic-Nic, Traveling, Card, Office, Work, School and Toy Baskets. Also, a lot of Fresh Perfumery, from A polios, St. Harrison and Jules Haucl, Philadelphia; Combs. Brushes, Fans. Playing and Visiting Cards. Card Cases, Porte Monnaies, Jet Goods. Pocket Cutlery, Cages, Music, Musical Instru

ments, Stationery. Ac. JOHN F. ELLIS, 306 Pa. av., betw. Ninth and Tenth sts. *8-t brittanniaandplanished ware. rtlEA and Coffee Urns, Coffee Greques, Coffee | j? ? ? ???? 4.. Tea: Dish W?V?Bj ~ _ r _ Ctip?, Lamps, Candlesticks, Beg&r Lamps, Spit toons, Ac., at the Housekeeper's F urnishing Store, 490 Seventh street. GEO. FRANCIS. ly?~tf ' ? DO IOiT WINT FIRST RATE ICE cream ' Go at once to A&N Y, Bridge strict, ? MEDAX by Jhe MstropoUtanMechanlcs'Institute.for ic* crkaVs, w A11? k ?? MldCABav. way EXCURSIONS, Sec. GRAND EXCUR8I0N. THE TEACHERS OPST. PETER'S SUN DAY SCHOOL respectfully announce to the citizens of Wash"-. ington. Hist thev Will ylve the4r snutnf excursion to the WHITS HOUSE on MONDAY, July 30. Tho safe and splendid steamer (Jeokgk W asb lXfiToN has been chartered t( t the occasion. The lx?at will leave Seventh street wharf at , aud Navy Yaru at 9 o'clock a. m.? returning be f >r>' dark. Weber's Band has been engaged for the occ^ k ion. Dinner and Refreshments will be nerved at city prices. Tickcts SI. admitting a Gentleman and I>adies; single tickets ."*) cents; children 25 cents?to be had at JohnF.Bllie' Music Store, Dr. Walsh, j Navy Yasd, and at the boat on the morning of the excursion. jy 16?eotd GRAND FIRE MENS' AND CIVIC SIOONLIUHT EXCCRHION or tui (WESTERN HOSE COMPANY. rfMIE WESTERN HOSE COMPANY respect A fuUy announce to the citizens of __ Washington, Georgetown and Alex andria, that they have chartered tneswift and i splendidSteamer GEORGE WASHINGTON for ! an Excursion, on MONDAY AFTERNOON, Ju!v '-^d, to the White House Pavilion. The boat will leavo Georgetown at 1){ o'clock; Washington at *2; Navy Yard at 2 W ; Alexandria at 3 j returning she will leave the White House at a seasonable hour, and touch at the at>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 bv a competent and accommodating caterer, Wm. Cork. Fisher's Band has been engaged for the occe i sion. Should the day prove unfavorable, the excursion will be postp>ned until further notice. Tickets ONE DOLLAR, admitting a Gentle man and Indies?to be had of an / of the Commit j lee, or at the boat cn the day of the excursion. Committee. ! Edmund Ilenly, J as. Liuklns, F. Holtzm&n. I jy 6?eotd* % VLL STRANGERS visiting the City should Hunter's Cata j logue of the curiosities of the Patent Office. Al so. his Description of Powell's Great Pictures. HUNTER is to be seen at 436 N inth street, may 31?3m* COFFIN WAREROOM, Ac. J WILLIAM PLANT A CO., UNDERTA ? LERS?residence IIS Seventh street, between G and 11 streets Interments procured in any ground orrcmetery Cofii:n, Cap*-, Shrouds. Carriages. Hearse, and every article for interments of | the best quality furnished at short notice, on the iuo--t rea-oirabue terms, and at all hours of the | night. Having the exclusive right of Crump's Patent Corpse Preserver, we guarantee to keep the I dead for any length of time. jy 11?ly i CABINET FURNITURE AND HOUSE FUKMSH1NG GOODS?Very Cheap! rpilE Subserilter* would c;Ul the attention of the A public to the fact that they are selling their Goods at greatly reduced prices, and purchasers will find that they can save at lea-t per cent by giving us a call. Our stock embraces every article (l>oth new and serond ha?id) usually kept in a complete House-Furnish ing Store Furniture bought or exchanged. Repairing and Varnishing prompt! v attended to. BONTZ A COOMBS, Chtap Furniture Dealers, No. 7th st., jy 6? Iw between 1 and k. COLUMBIAN COLLEGE, Washington,D.C. Rev. J.G BiXXiST, D. D., President and Profes sor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy. William Rcsqlei, LL.D.. Professor of Mechan ical Philosophy and Astronomy. Rev. A. J. Hpjixi?igtos. A.M., Professor of the Greek and l*atia Languages. Chaki.es C. Jewett, A.M., Professor of Rhet oric aud Belles Lettrcs. Lewis II. Steiner, A.M., M.D., Professor of Chemistry and Natural Philosonhy. E. T. Fbistok, A.M., Professor of Mathematics. William L. J illcon, A.M., Professor of Mudem Languages R. C. Fox, A. B , Tutor in the Greek and I.atln Languages J. G. Nash. A.M., Teacher of the Preparatory De [>aitment. THE next session begins on the last Wednesday in ?ppteml?er. ana continues nine months, uutil 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 co.irse three years for the degree of B.P. An ad vanced course Is also provided for the degree of A. M. Students may pursue anv 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|?aratoiy Department is established under the general supervision of the Faculty, with an abl" and experienced teacher, and special attention will he 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 j>eculiar to the scat of the General Government. Circular", with all needed information, may be received by applying personally or bv letter to the President. jy 7?'2aw3w TAKE NOTICE. WE wish to Keep it in the remembrance of our friends and the public that we have now <5n hand as fine a stock of Fancy Goods, Perfbme rv, and M illinery as is to be found id the District, all of which we are disposing of at prices exceed ingly low. in order to reduce our stock in some measure. We have Leghorn, Neapolitan, Crape, Silk, Lac?? and Straw Hats of the latest and most fash ionable styles. Also. Silk, Linen. Paper, and otlier.Fans. Combs, Brushes, and Toilet articles generally. French, German, and American Per fumery, Flower Vases, India Rubber Goods. Ac., to all of which we would invite the attention of the public generally and the ladies in particular, and would most jespectfully request them to give us a call, wheu something in our line is wanted, and we will make every endeavor to suppiv them to their satisfaction, both as regards to quality and price. HUTCHINSON A MUNRO, 510 Pa. av., bet. Uth aud 10th streets, jy 11?Ct SUMMER RETREAT. BLAKISTON'S PVVILION will be open for the reception of visitors on the 5th of July. The proprietor's table will be sup plied with the delicacies abounding in the* waters adjacent to Blakiston's Island. He hope* his endeavors to please will insure him a share of patronage from those seeking health or a little quiet froin city bustle. The Steamers Maryland. Osceola, and Alice C. Price stop regularly at his landing. Terms for one week or more, Si '25 per day. For a shorter time SI 50 per day. GEORGE W. BLAKISTON, je 26? lm* Proprietor. AMERICAN HOTEL, No. 456 Pa. aeenwe, between 4% and 6th streets, S. HEFLEBOWER A L. T. LOVETT, riOPBlITOIS. jy 6?Cm ? FAIR HILL BOARDING SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, Sandy Spring, Montgomery county. Md. THE ninth term of this Institution will com mence on the 10th day of the ninth month (September) next. Circulars containing the needful information In regard to the School can be obtained by those who desire it, by addressing, at Olney Post Office, Montgomery county, Maryland, R S. KIRK, or W.M H. FARUUHAR. Refer to Jno. T. Towers, Lambert Tree, W. D. Wallach. je 36?2aw9w ICE?ICE?ICE! CHARLES WERNER, on Pa. avenue, oppo site Browns' Hotel, will keep, throughout the season, an ample supply of Pettibooe's best ICE, which he will sell, on caU, in any quantities, at the loweet possible rales. may 29?dtSep 30 ?????? e MOREDUN; A tela clelmleg to bo by 8lr Walter Scott, 50c. ?5 Walter Scott, 50c Abbott's History of Napoleon, t volumes, octavo 5. Constance Her bee, a novel, by Miss Jewsbury, The Coatroversy between Senator Brooks and Archbishop Hughes, 96c . Je FRANCE TAYLOR, UVUJN1NG STAR. A CHILD'S CAUL. [From the N. V. Journal of Commerce ] Within two mouth* we have had three ad vertisements. 1'roin at least two different par tic?, offering this talisman for sale?the first at SliO, the tcctnJ at $200, and the third at *500. The advertisers .diow their sincerity by pay ing the printers in advance, and the rise in price? indicate* a good market. The factthnt no written aunrcra hart'come to our office may perhaps he accounted for on the supj?ositi?>c that poople who know how to write do not buy caib. A correspondent has asked for information upon the subject-matter of tbwe advertise ments r and a? he professes to be actuated by ??no idle curiosity*'' and there are very few live Yankees whom) curiosity if idle much of the tim;-, wo proceed to inform our reader* what a caul is. and what it is good for. It h*s no relation to that part of the body to winch anatomists apply the name; for tAosc wtinen who perpetuate the wisdom of the an cients, hive little veneration for modern science, and are very ant to snap thumb and finger at the doctor. It is a natural head dress with which some children are born, com posed of tbin. delicate membrane from the ruptured amnion, and derives its name fmm its resemblance to the nets or small cap* for covering the hair, which are still known to some persons a? cauls. We are not sufficiently versed in millinery to &ay how common at present iu*y be the nauie ??f the article; but its former currency as good English is certified by its use in the translation of the Scriptures. Isaiah iii., 18. From remote antiquity it has been consid ered a happy thing to be born with acanl. ard iu Franco ttie proverbial expression, II est ne cuijfe, is equivalent to the English saying, ?? He was l>orn with a silver spoon in his mouth." M. Plancy. however, iu his 44 Dic tionnaire Internal," says that the French wise women consider a livid color in the caul a bad omen, and that a good red tiut is necessary to secure the fortune of the child The distinc tion of color is natural under the circum stances. and so was the notion once prevalent that a child boru with a caul was destined to become a monk and wear a cowl. There are several notices in history of cauls in conncction with great men or great event?. We will relate but one. The Roman Emperor CaracsHa had a pra-torian prefect named Macrinu?. whose child wa? born with a caul, which being considered a sure indication of hi? advancement to the highest dignity, he was named Diadumenianus. One day when Caracalla was in Syria and busy in superintend!!' * a chariot race, he re ceived a package of k ters l'rom Komw, which hf handed unopened to Macrinu*, directing liiiu t? dispatch the ordinary affairs, and to report to him the more important business that mi^ht be contained iu them. Among those letters was one which intended to inform the Emperor that Macrinus was a dangerous man, inasmuch as it had boen prophesied that he and his son should reign over Rome. The prefect wns wily enough to conceal this infor mation from his master; wicked enough to pro cure his assassination, and liberal enough, at least in promise*, to secure the effectual aid of the pructoimn guards in fulfilling tho prophe sy. lie enjoyed tho dignity but a short time, for the best lack in the world will not atone for indolence, incapacity or cowardice. He allowed his enemies time and opportunity to ruiso an army, and after joining battle, fled in the moment of victory. His son, though born to a crown, was slain with him. The opinion has always prevailed that it is import*ut lor the owner of a caul to preserve it, and carry it with him; and that good luck will attend it wherever it g<?e8, ana whoever becomes the possessor. Hence there has al ways been a trade in cauls, and the good for tune of the child is not unfrequentlv realised at once, and transferred to the pockets of th? nurse. In the days of tho Roman Emperore, when law was even more uncertain than now, caul* were considered of great value in influencing the decision of the courts, and lawyers were among the principal purchaser*. One counsel thus fortified, felt competent to secure the causes of any number of clients. On a similar principle, it is now maintained that a captain with one in his pocket, is not only exempt from being drowned himself, but soeures as a neoe-sary attendant upon his own safety that of his ship and all on board. Thos. Hood wrote a metrical story entitled 44 Tho Sea Spell," having for a motto this line from an old Scotch ballad : " Can Id, qa tUd. he lies beneath the deep." We cony a few of the stansas that bear upon our suoject: Hut still that jolly mariner Took in no reef at all, For, in his pouch, confidingly He wore a baby's caul; A thing, as ^o*slp mimes know Which always brings a squall. Nor rushing wind nor gushing wave That boalinau could alarm. For why ? he had that infant's caul; And wucrefore should he dread ? Alas! Alas! he little thought Hefore the ebb-tide sped? That, like that infaut. he should die, And with a watery bead. ***??? The jelly boatman's drowning scream Was smothered by the squall. Heaven never heard his rry, nor did The ocean heed his caul. The Cekemonv of Dressing ? Qckex.? What a cruel cercmony was the dressing of that s*me queen'. When Marie Antoinette, in the days of her cumbersome ereatr.ess. stood of a morning in the centre of her bed chamber, awaiting after her bath, her first article of dress, it was presented to her, or rather it was passed over her royal shoulders by the "dame d'hodneur." Perhaps, at the moment, a prin cess of the blood entered the room, (for French queens both dressed and dined in publio.) the right of putting on the primal garment of her majc?ty immediately devolved upon her. but itoould not be yielded to her bv the " dame d'honneur ;" the latter arrested the chemise de la Rein* as it was passing down the royal back, adroitly whipped it oft, and, presenting it to the "premiere dame." that noble lady transferred it to the princess of the blood.? Madame Cam pan had once to give it up to the Dutchess of Orleans, who, solemnly taking tbs same, wa* on the point of throwing it over the l^ueen*s head, when a scratching (it was con trary to etiquette to knock) was beard at the ioor of the room. Thereupon entered the Countess de Provcnce, and she being nearer to the throne than the lady of Orleans, the lattt r uiade over her office to the new comer. In the meantime the uueen stood lik? Venus as to lovering, but shaking with oold. for it was mid-winter, and muttering, "what an odious nuisanee!" The Countess de Provence en tered on the mission which had fallen to her ; and this she did so awkwardly that she en tirely demolished a head dress which had taken throe hour? to build. The Queen be held the devastation, and got warm by laugh ing outright.?Dr. Doran. A Wager Well Mad*.?A wager was once made by two tradesmen of Brighton?one of ihem a close set little one, and the other a very tall huge mam, iu consequence of the latter toasting of his superior strength of body, by (rhloh the little one undertook toearry, a oon ddarably distance, 4 two sacks of wheat, each ;o contain four bushels, 60 lbs. weight." The ittle one accordingly procured one sack, and rot four bushels of wheat into it, and then Irawing the other saek over it, oontended that >otb sacks contained four bushels, which he sarried with ease The stakeholders decided hat brttb *aoks did contain the quantity sgreed hi. and the money was handed oxer THE weekly stab. ThW wtcelleat Pami?V Kew? Imum can be found In i day morning. ;v . . i copy, per amun TO fLCM Flwcopln |l uo Ton copta* 8 UO Twenty copies If OU Y~r Casu, livtmin ta ktTAxrg H7"^nffUror>W(Wi wr?op?r?)f*ii be procured at the couoter, iinmndiataiy after Lbe Usue of the pap?r Price?TnmCim Post*a?te?? who act a* Wtfl be allowed a eommi*??on mf twenty per ceat Peri kr vm. Cams.?The London paper* often furnish u? with HIM lnterertir. -crimi nal news: M.?rv Aan Chip* a weil-Urking, fty'iJ.?y attired person, was C!iare-.-d with an assail upjD Mmj Anil Pepper. Both partis w?re fart ia wedl<-ck'j b :ids, and were neat J > -r neighbors, at Lo* B.-idge. C*mplu';?ia?a pr - faced her statement of the im iuIi by u r. lo tion of how defendant had on Friday >io|, : a kitten fr -m her and ill-used it; ai. i h >w 'tie Mlowing morning early, her son had br >k u windows in compl iinaut 's house, fur whi.di she raided ber han.1 against him. waa in.Ui.Ur set upon by Mrs. Chipe herself, who turi.ed up lier aleeves like a butcher, took her in her arms, and beat her like a baby. fh>m which Mows she waa cowrtd with bruits. Not at tliis, Mrs. Chipe tore her hair oat, ..nd after wards jumped upon her aa she lav on the grouud. to which gymnastic feat ske'waa instigated by another lady, who ealssty looked on while the victim lay " like a lamb at slaagb ter ' 1 he evidence of Mrs. Pepper was ?-jr roborated by a resectable witness. Mr*. Chit*, who appeared mu:h to enjoy the det til of this treatment. politely assured thu map i? tratr that Mm. Pepper was the aggressor, m aamucb as t>efore the kitten in quest.on was heard of, Mrs Pepper cruelly, wuutonly. and with malice aforethought. killed a favorite litth" cook fowl, the property of Master Cuip?, who instantly retaliated by trying the strenrtli of stone against glaae?a "childish art'' wksck : 'ucbt down the vengeance of Xn>. Pepper, for she nearly pulled Lis ears off. ai.d when a m other's voire exclaimed upon tl" act, tb* virago turned on her, smaaliing a beautiful tartoise-sbell coinb and her bugler*, which treatment she (Mrs. Chips) did not even at tempt to resent, but, on the contrarv, bore it with Christian virtue. The fact is, *.ud the de fendant. the charge arises from jealousy, m consequence of its being my oAee to collect the rent of Mrs. Pet.per's t.memeit and the adjoining ones. Mi* Chips, in her tum, called a witness named Ayrea, another dashing lady, who deposed that* she lodged with de fendant, and that Mrs. Chipa was a pattern of rirtue. and in this matter, aa in all others, most inoffensive. I Mr* Chips?I should he very s-">rry to re semble Mrs. Pepper in any particular. Mrs. Pepper?Well. I declare. Mrs. Chips, I only know what I have seen you do. The witness. Radtey assured the Court that Mrs. Chips was a very indifferent character. Mapi trat*? What ia Mr. Chips ? Defendant-^He ia a bricklayer. Magistrate?A master? Defendant?Either master or man. which* ever suite hiui. Magistrate*?Mrs. Chips, you must j?ey twenty ^hilling-s and oo-ta, and "tani com mitted until paid. Heroic Act.?Ye*terJay morning a largo nmnber of persons left the city on an ex?ur?;on to Magnolia, among whom wcrem vcy children. The regular passenger train from Philadelphia wa? coming down wh?-n the engineer dijeov ered a small child stoii from the road *iJc and atind on tho track lie at one* ga\?* an alaim by "funding the whistle, but the ch;II p.-.id no attention to it. though it waa imposaible to stop the train in time tj save it from death. Tho cnpocer. whose aame is Ac^y Denio, rever sed his engine. aad^uiui>inc off ran ahenl in the hope that he might oe in time to take the child from the track, lie ran as fast ai he could, but the locomotive waa e<? c!oe? that he was obliged to jatnp on the cow catcher to o^tch the obiectof his solitude. He succeeded in pushing the child 'dear from the track, and saved it# life though be injured one of its arc I in so doing, and narrowly escaped lu^inf his own life. This act of unselfish regard was wit nessed by s. inie of the pa^aengera on the tr.'.in, who fully appreciated it, and a purse of * I j waa made np among them a? a reward for l .a noble eonduot. The approbation oi thoae pres ent waa gratifying to Mr. D., but the knjwl edge that he had snatched from death a help less ohild, and saved a world of agony for its parents, waa far more an. There are few per sons who Would thus run into danger to save the life of another, and Mr. Denio deserves thanka for his presence of mind. With so care ful an engineer there need be no fear if aoci. dents from a want of attention.?BtJtimorm American of Ti:**ri iy. ? Reduced Aristoiract.?Theru is a family in humble circumstances, at Ketteriug, be ir ing the ancient royal name of Plantagcuct, though now it ia commonly corm: t< 1 i to Plant, we suppr^e for the'sake of l.rrv v. Thero is livii.g in the town the widow of a baronet, whoe.trna a precarious livelihood at washing and chaiing. She ia aometiuiea fu c tiousJy called -My Lady/' Her lai<- hu - band a grandfather, Sir John Norwich. lo*t a large estate through gambling, and was after wards pensioned by the Duke of Montague, and us son, the last Sir John, was so pool thit he died in the pariah workhouse, leaving noth ing but a b.irren title to the late William X .r wich, who followed the bumble oc'upiiu.iii ?f a sawyer. Uia sor, the present Sir William, emigrated some years since to America, wb^ro it is said he ia doing well.?Leicester Mtrcvry. Resins Editor a.?From a work cslle<l ''Ni?teic< Nine Years' Residence in Russia,'* we take the following:?<^n the St. Petersburg promenade, the celebrities of Ruasian liu rt ture, likewise walk abroad their little h--ur. The stout, hard faced man. carrying a thiok, knotty cudgel, ia the editor of the Northern Bee. He is carrbatured in statue under the form of a bear. That smart, military lookii.g man, wearing a moust iche, is the editor of t'.e Cotemporary. a smart bulky monthly An oth er editor is that mild, geutlcmanly-l-xjkiiig man, with bis head thrown back, and fa* ?? looking upward, and who keep* his hands al ways behind hi in. Yonder, the tall, overgri-u n Count, iu lwoee hingiug garment*, is the lively editor of the "TarauUi*." Idiocy Cat scd av Fright or Jor ?In :"-a.i Domingo, in M.iy last, three distinguieoi-d Generals were sentenced to death, by being ahot. On the morning of carrying the aentencn into effect, prieats were sent to thn prisoners to ooufess them. They all knelt dowu, their sentence was read, and the firing party were commanded to load and point their muskets upon the unfortunate. At this moment Santa Anna cried "halt!'' and ordered his aid-de camp to read a proclamation pardoning the accused. The hurrahs of the soldiery wern tremendous. But Francisco Ruis, one of the tersons condemned to death, rose from his nees an idiot' It is probable that the sudden change from fright lo joy completely destroyed his brain. FasTvaa's Advice to his 60s.?Never singe the tail of your rich aunt s favorite cat. A neglect of this maxim lost me ten thousand dollars and a house in the country If your uncle haa a hundred thousand dol lars, go to church with him every Sunday morning and afternoon. If only fifty thous and, you may stay at home ia the afternoon; if only twenty or ihirty thousand, once in two weeks will do. The particular scienoes in which you shoul 1 be proficient for a rich aunt'a aake are botany witn reference to geraniums, a little bit of zoology in consideration of the poodie and tabby, and geometry enough to lay out tri angles and circles in the garden You may beat your unele at billiards, or even at chess occasionally, but aever b*at your aunt at whitt, if you value her good will. ty "Jane, what letter iu the alphabet do you like beet?" ? "Well, I don't like to eay, Mr Wrigh,r "Poh, nonsense, te 1 right out, Jane. * huh do you line tha beet?" ? _ "WeH, (bluehlag and dropping her eyes.x 1 like r the be?."