Newspaper of Evening Star, July 23, 1855, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated July 23, 1855 Page 1
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K THE EVENING STAR, ri BLI*HEI> EVERY AFTERNOON, (EXCEPT SUNDAY,) At the Stir Brntlilttfi. former of P*nntilxa?i* aetmut a*d Blevcmtk strft, By W. D. WALLACH, Will b? tervart to subscriber* by carriers at SIX AND A QUARTER CENTS, payable weekly tr> the Agent*; papers nerved In pa< kat{M at 37^ ceii.s per month To mall subscriber* the sub KriptWMi prV-e ? THREE DOLLARS AND FIF TY CENTS a year i? ndrnnrt, TWO DOLLARS for nix mo4itb?, an?l ONK DOLLAR for three month*; for u>s* than three months at the rate of %'!% cents a week. SINGLE COPIES ONE CENT. VOL. VI. WASHINGTON K D. C., MONDAY, JULY 23, 1855. NO. 795. DR. L. B. WRIGHT'S F1TFAILI5G "SCH0TVL0U3 ANTIDOTE," For (V Prrm*m*nt Curt ?f CONSUMPTION mud mil otktr forms of SCROFULOUS blSEASES. ^FMi IS Medicine is pre jw red by an eminent phy ?- sician of eighteen years practice in New Vork city. during which time ho ha* constantly ns?-tl it with the most unbounded si?cce*s, and created for it a repntation in private practice, unequalled in the bistoiy of medicine. It acts immediately upou the blood, cleansing it from all scrofulous humor* or Impurities. renovating and. by its magic pow er*. 1N V1GORATK THE WHOLE J*VSTEM, in proof of which, hundred* of respectable Wit f ncsses Eroril the doctor's pnvate practice have f^lv ea in their testimony, and entreat4those suffering from any scrofulous affection, to co11 upon tkum ufi'i uitisfn thei'iioht*. A Treaiise on Scrofulous Disease* ran be fr-aus at PRINCIPAL DEPOT, 409 Broadway, a..d at Drug Store* generally CHARLES STOTT A CO., Agents for Washington. DR. L. B. WRIGHT'S TASTELESS " LIQUID CATHARTIC/* OR, FAMILY PHYSIC. riMlIS i* the BEST, CHEAPEST, and MOST I EFFICIENT CATHARTIC EVER OF FERED TO THE PUBLIC. D i? TASTELESS, (thereby avoiding the nau seating effect of Pill*. Oil. Senna. Ac..) and pro daciug no griping or other painful eaect*. Unlike all other purgative*, it searches to the bottom of ' the dilute, thoroughly cleanses tha stomach, and leave* the bowel* entirely free from costivencs* NO FAMILY SHOULD BE WITHOUT IT. 1 hildren drink it readily and without forcing, and NO MEDICINE IS MORE llll.Hl.V b? C<?MMENDEDbv the MEDICAL FACULTY. ? iive it a trial and then judge for yourselves. It < an be had wholesale and retail at E. H. STA BLER A CO S, Baltimore, or CllAS. STOTT A CO . Washington. 1>. C. * DR WRIGHT S PRINCIPAL DEPOT. 409 Broadway, where the doctor can be consulted daily on diseases generally, from 12 to 2 p in , without charge. jc 13?6 m PROSPERrs I ORNET BAND. fl^HIS Band is suitable for any and all purpose*. A and i* warranted to give satisfaction to all tko*e who may be pleased to engage them, either as a Bra-*. Reed, or Cotillon Banrl Aay number of musicians to bt had at the short est notice by applying to FREDERIC PROSPF.RI, Lead r. at Taltavuli's Store, opposite the Marine Birracks N B ?Order* left at Hilbo* A Hitz's Musk De pot will be promptly attended to. k may 25?4m GLEN WOOD UEMETERyT" Office 29*2 Pa. ave., corner 10th street, iOVKR TflE "AVISO'S BAXK.) i i.METER Y is laid out on the plan of JL the celebrated Greenwoe>d. of New York, and situated on the high ground distant one and a quarter miles north of the Capitol?North (Capitol street leading directly to the gateway. This Coiuj>a:iv hive ???. ared a charter from Con gress, appropriating their ground forever to burial purpose-, a fit; title to trie purchaser, and Pro! iioiting all encroachment* from legislation or otherwise. which U ef vast importance to those who wish their d* ad to repose \vh**ie they have placed them, for it has become a custom in all other cities when the burial ground be- ?mes valu able for other purpose*, to sell it. and throw the dead promiseOtisly into one large pit, and legal Measures cannot prevent tt, a? no LUes nre given to the ground. N B ? OtO^e open from 10 to 12 o-ck* k a m where Pami Llet?. containing the Charter. By laws. *iid a Map of the Ground?, and a'.l other in formation. can >?e obtained All order* left with .Mr Jame* F. Hnrvey, No. lie- Seventh street. or any other nwkii.ik?r. will I be promptly attended to. je lis?lw SEA BATHING. CHESAPEAKE HALL. HAMPTON, VA , IS situated within two rnUes of ??ld Point Coin * fort, with which place hourly coinm:mi- f? cation i* had by a neat and commodious Oin- .'"fl n. b is, of the m - ?t Modern style also bv Boats, JUS. Harks. Ac The Hall will be o|?en for the revep t?on of visiters on the llth of May, at which time the proprietor ho|ie* to l?e able to make comforta ble and nappy u.- stay of oil who may he seeking pleasure or uealth. .Many improvements have been added, such as cottages for families, piay grounds f.?r children, Miade trees. Ac., indeed every thing '*?*' can con duce to the comfort of visitor*. For health aud beauty of location, this place is ua*i!r;*Lsv-d. Tfaers daily communication with tt.f steamers of Richmond, Norfolkai d Haltlmrre, Tt -in*, jrr day Wi Terms, p^r week .11 (JO ferms. per month, (per day), 1 ?*? jeS>?ev5t R. G. BANKS. NOTRE TO T11E CREDITORS OF HALL k: BROTHER. ? jDARl'CH HALL, surviving {?crtier of Isaac Hall, having on ?he -^-th day of February, 1*&5. assigned to the uuderaiJii'-d all the stock in trade ai.d debts of tne lirm v? llall ?. Brother, to be applied to tae full satisfaction of cerujn del its. l abilities, and engagetikeitis of said hrm of Hall A lir^ther. a>td the sur^tl'to to p?y and distribute ratably among such tf the remaining cred itors of ?a:d flrui ;???? r>Uall within sii mouLn* from s-i:d -J"th d.;v of February, 1-oS. **eciile aud de liver to sit id Baruch H'.ll full and absolute re leases of ail indeutedn^ss to them rc-,jieclively by Mid Kamcn Hall, surviving as aforesaid t Ncioe is ther-Tore herei?y.giveu to such credi tors of said firm of llall A Brother, or said Baruch Hall, surviviug partner, as may desire to partici pate in the beiiviU of said assignment to execute a-id deliver to sa:d IhiT'i. a Hall full and absolute rel-ase* as afoiesaid, within the peiiwd of six moaths from -aid 2?th day of February, Ib55. RICHARD WALLACll, Trustee. Je 11-ec.AagMb CARRIAGES?CARRIAGES. I HAVE now on hand, and constantly ftnL-hing, -? ?> very large assrrtment of Pteynuf - <? aad 1 amil) CARRIAGES,of the ia'est fashious. whw ii 1 will sell as low as thr- saiue tiuality of work can Is- sold in any of the principal markets of the Uuited'. 1'he sebscriber i* now de Jiug exclusively In Carnages of his own manufacture, and all work said by him will be warnn(ed,aiidco(ii}?re favor ably with any work iu this maraet. As 1 w ways kerpahuge assortiucu., 1 iuvi^ purcham-is and otners to eaamiue my slock beioic pure hasing else Wjere. ' arriage* built to order. Old Carriages taken in **uung?-, or repaired at the shortest notice. THOMAS YOUNG, Sign of the Golden Horse, No. 499 Pa avenue aud 4,% street. niay 1?eo3m FOR r00R AND LABORING MEN. WM-ALL BITLD1NG LOTS of 10 feet or more, 1 -a various paiis of the City, and Georgetown, ai ?>?*? puc ?, out tonus to suit. LLOYD &. CO. 4(3 BUILDING STONE, 1 nr *ii!^ deliverable at the Cami, or \N harves, la W?>li:u;''ou, George-town, or Alexandria. 6 LLOYD A tO. ? ilith dreet, opp Treasury Department. _ Jy?-ly IMPORTANT TO PERSON* BREAKING IP HOt ??kKi-: PING. l^LRSONS reiiM>ving (Tom the city and wishing I to dispose of their Furniture and Housekeep ing Ac., without the trouble of sending tuem to public auction, can de so by calling on us a! our store, 31? Pa aveaue, comer of 5Hii street, a* we are pre :?red to buy all snc-ti goods as may be offered Huivkifprn and other* will do well by calling on i* as we will pay the highest cash prices for eil ?ueh ifood* WALL, BARNARD A CO. je T?-Jm :I17 Pa. avenue GREAT BARGAINS IN LADIES'. c;BNTS\ ^ CHIL DRKN S BOOTSANDSIHlKS ?The^Jt,. s iWriiier has removed ?o the st.?re on theJ^Ba e-: i'-a. .iva I ?-?>uue. Where lie i- selli'ig his pKieat w-lt-as-urtedstockBOOTS A "slIOKSatpreat 1/ rr<li? rd prices All jierson-i la want of tltose articles w:!! fln.i it to their advantage tocali beftire p ir? elsewhere. A. H SLOAN, Corner of 2wh street ami Ptnna. *ve.nue. may 1?4ui PHILADELPHIA LAGER BEER DEPOT, P i. a. ????. Ulwtt* 4^ >**ti 6Ik si*. V%7F haw at all tine;* the best FI1ILADKI* *? PHIA LAiiER BEER on hand. -<nd offer it now for sale fur vi is-r keg, aud in uuart bottles for io oer doxeu ^ ? send ium bere: free of cost to all parts of the dj. Btr ilany physicians have recommend-xi ?hi? ??r as of *h? i^tat remedies for weak ^toia mm* }?u? iu.* /OHS H IlViRl. WILLIAM TIOX?IOH.i ELVANS Ac THOM PSON, DEALER* IN HARDWARE, COACH TRIMMIHGS, Ac., No. 3'i6 Ffnii?ylrauia armor, bdtrten Sim Ik mmd Ttntk tit, A ro?. D C. HOUSE FURNISHING HARDWARE. Britannia. German Silver. Aibata and t^lver Pla '??d. TVa. Table and Dessert Spoons Carvers and Forks, Steels, Knives with and with out Forks Brass. Britannia. Block Tin and Hated Candle sticks. Shovel and Tongs, Wattle Irons, Sad Irons Maslm and Bell Mrtal Kettles, Furuaces, Grid irons. Ovens, Ac. * BUILDING MATERIALS. Rural Cottage. Closet. Cupboard,Chest, Till, Pad and Trunk Locks Shuttle. Door, and Blind Hinges Screws, Cut and Wrought Nails, Bolts Brad's Shutter Screws and Stiibli*. Door Springs. Handrail Screws, Door Knobs Bell Pulls, Door Sheaves and Rail. Ac. CABINET MAKER*' GOODS Hair Cloth. Curled Hair, Mo3, Gimps, Sofa and Chair Springs Venitian Blind Ilooks, Hack Pulleys, Roller End* Brackets, Furniture Nails Glue, Cotfin Handles and Screws Diamond Screw Plates, Ac. CARPENTERS' GOODS. Planes, Saws, Drawing Knives, Spokeshavcs. Chisels and Gouges, Plane irons Augers, Braces and BitU. Boring Machines, Ham mers. Hatchets, Devels Bevels, Squares, Guages. Axes. Ac. BLACKSMITH A COACH MAKERS'GOODS. Black and Bright Springs. Axles, Felloes. Shafts, Spokes. Hubs, Bows. Poles Sleigh Rnnners. Silvered and Brass Bands, Stump ?Joints. Stump Collars. Top Props Curtail Frames. Lamps. Inside Linings. Lining Silks. Damask, Seaming Cords Tufts. Tassels. Buttons, Tarjts, Fringes, Laces. and Plain and Enamelled Canvass Russia Duck, Enamelled leather. Dash leather, Ac. ELVANS A THOMPSON. Je 1?flrn Pa avenue. CANAL PACKET LINE TO POINT ^JF KOI kS. ^IMIE Canal Packet CONGRESS having been A thoroughly repaired and piuail*^--?.??? ? ? in first rate order (the machinery! being removed and horse power substituted) con ttnues making her regular trips between George town and the aliove |>lace. The Boat will leave the wharf of W II. <3c H G Ritter for Point of Rock* on MONDAYS. WED NESDAYS and FRIDAYS at 7 o'clock a in: and the Point of Rocks for Georc'owii on TUES DAYS, THURSDAYS ami SATURDAYS at ti p same hour, stopping at theditferent laudin^saIon? the line for the reception and landing of passengers and freight, going and returning. The Boat will leave Georgetown at 7 o'clock a m , and arrive at the head of the Great Falls at 11. Seneca at 1. Edward's Ferry 3jf. Monocacy 5)$. Knowlan's Ferry 6. and Point of Rocks at / o'cl k {> in. Returning, leave Point at 7 a m . Know an * Ferry at 7,^, MonocacyK Edward's Ferry 11. Seneca I. Greet Falls 3>j, and arrive at George town at 7 p m Passage through either way Jp*2. Meal* served regularly on board the boat at mod erate Prices. CHARLES MERRILL, Ca,.t. Je 2o?dtf PEEL'S LONDON GREEN GINGER WINE Ma n u f a c T u K V D from ir en cu GRAPES, GREEN JAMAICA MNGLR. SEVILLE ORANGES, Ac ?This delicious bev erage becomes the greatest favorite wherever it is introdured. It is equally palatable, more whole some, and not half trie price of other foreign wines Manv physicians use it exclusively, and reocm it to all troubled with Flatulency. Dyspep sia. Debility. Cramps. Diarrh<r-a and Dysentery Persons subject to Chills, or living in distikts where Ague or Cholera prevails. Hud its occasion al use a pleasant and admirable preventive Mixed with a little iced-water, it forms the most refresh ing and wholesome cooling drink in warm weather that can be taken. Price 30 cents per bottle, (5 per dozen. N. B. Country Druggists, Grocers, A c., f!* Wine an advantageous addition to th? ir sinf a Mn?t rate article, sells well, and i;lvc? great ?5wk faction , Agents STOTT A CO., Washington; PEEL A STEVENS, Alexandria; C1SSEL,Georgetown; J. BALMER,Baltimore. jy f>?tf DENTISTRY. B DONALDSON. Dentist, late of the firm of Hunt Ac. Ik>naldson, continues to manufai ture and inxrt these beautifulf* It I Mhla teeth, with or without gums. for spec imens of which (made and deposited by the late flrm) was awarded the first premium at J lie Mechanics' Institute Fair, recently held In tliis city. These teeth are carved and shaded to suit each particular case, and their resemblance to the natu ral orgms Is so perfect its to deceive the moot prac tised eye. Particular attention also paid to filling and pre serving the natural teeth. Charges moderate, and all operations warranted ()til< e southwest corner of Seventh/md 1? street*. Eentrance on D. inartJl?dm DENTISTRY. DR MUNSON respectfully calls public atten tion to hU new, patent and great ly IMPROVED method of setting Ar-J t.ficial Teeth, with Continuous Gum, the very PERFECTION OF THE ART. This style of Teeth has the following advantages over all others, viz: GREAT STRENGTH, CLEAN LINESS, COMFORT and BEAUT V, vie in with Nature In these respects, and in some others excelling. Public Inspection is respectfully solic ited I1 lease call and see specimens CAUTION.?No other Dentist In the District of Columbia has a right to make this style of t*?eth N B.?Teeth constitutionally healthy, plugged and warranted for life < ?ifi' e and house No. yflfc E street, near the cor ner of Penna avenue and HUi street. ay '21?tf A CARD. MRS. E. PHILLIPS, No 401 Sixth street, between G and H streets, desires tu inform the citizens of Washington and vicinity, that she is now prepared to give instruction* on the PIANO FORTE. She has taught music in some of the principal cities of the Unfon ami ?g l>ete;it to discharge the duties of her profession to the satisfaction of those who may favor her with their patronage. Terms: CIO for iM lessons, at her residence, or ? lv! at the residence of her pupils. je 11 Mini* LAW PARTNERSHIP. Robert j walker ami louis janln have formed a co-partnership under the firm of '-Walker &. Janiu, for the management and argument of c ases in the Supreme Court of the I uited Stales, and before the Court of Claims at Washington City. Address Washington, D. C. may Hi?eo3m REESE'S EAGLE PLUMBING AND GAS FITTING DEPOT. r|MI F. subscriber respectfully announces to his A friends and the public, in MIMPMl that he has received the first lot of the celebrated DODti L 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 prepared to furnish all who may favor him with a call. His stock of GAS FIXTURES are unsurpassed in the District With his corps of competent workmen he prides himself to fill any orders in the PLUMBING AND GAS-FlTTlNG line with promptness and despatch. \[~r" All work done warranted to give complete satisfaction. JOHN REESE, may 3?tf corner fith st and Pa avenue. < AHItlAULS. I HAVE on hand some handsome light and con venient family Carriages and Buy- jMP&JC gies A two horse Carriage and Ex press Wagon Those desirous of purchasing any of the above described articles cheap will do well to call on the subscriber immediately, as I 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. 3<fc D st., bet HJthandlfch. Jy ft?lm opposite the Kirkwood House. BRITTANNIA AND PLANISHED WARE. fllEA and Coffee Urns, Coffee Gre^ue- Coffee 1 Biggins, Coffee Filters, Coffeepot*. Teapots, Tea :>et? Egg Boilers. Chafing Dishas, Imperial Du>h Covers, Soup Turwvna, Castors. Pitchers, Cur*, Lamps, Candlesticks, Segar l amps. Spit toons, Ac., at the Housekeeper s Furnishing Store, I'JU Seventh stret;' GEO. FRANCIS. jy*-tl TO ALL THAT VALUE THEIR SIGHT. rsu; W' ?il Kts to cull liie attention to all that suffer with defective sight, caused by aire, si< k ness and particularly froin claws injudicloe-dv selected, to hi* superior BPECTACLES and OLASSKS carefully ground by himself to a true spherical accuracy, and brilliant transparency, suited precisely and beneficially to the wearer ac cording to the concavity or convexity of Ihe eye Very numerous are the ill effects caused to the precious organ of sight from the commencement <>f is^ing glasses in not being precisely suited, by the use of an Optometer; and the practice of maav vears, enables him to mea>ure the focal disease of ihe eyes, and such glasses that are a>*olutely re quired will be furnished with precision and satis faction. J T. acknowledges the very liberal encourage ment already obtained, and further solicits the pa tronage of those that have not yet availed them selves vt his aid. Person*, that cannot conveniently call, l?y send ing the glasses in use, and stating how many inches Hiey i an rend this print with th? ir spc; !:t cle?, can be supplied with such that will improve ? heir sighf. innumerable testimonials to be seen ; and refer ences given many who have derived the grea'etl ease and comfort from hi* glasses. Circulars to be had gratis, at his office. No. 512 Seventh street, three aoors from Odd Fellows' Mall, up wtairs. Norfolk, Septeml>er7, l?5-l. Sir?The Spectacles you made for me suit ver* well, and seem to have improved my sight more than any other 1 have lately tried LITT. \\ TAZE\VELL. 1 have tried a pair of Spectacles obtained from >1 r. Tobias, and tlnd them of trreal assist auce to mv si^ht, and corresponding with his description of the focus. 1 recommend him is a -killf'ii opti cian. lfENRY A. WISE Mr. J Tobias : Sir?The pair of Spectacles yon furnished me yesterday ate particularly satisfac tory to me. Triey are very decidedly the be*t 1 ,?osvei?. and I am the owner of eight or nine pair, arefnlly selected in dinerent places and from op icians recommended to me on account of their nrufcesioual standing In England, F ranee and the I'nited States. 1 hm* beta also pleased with vonr remarks and direction* on the treatment of he eves, for the purpose of preserving and improv ng the Hif Respectfully, yours, CHAs. CALDWELL, Professor tf M, C., Louisville. Ky. Lynchburg. Nov. ID. Ifil. .Mr. John Tobias having furnished me with Glasses. bv which i have Wen greatly aided (my vision having sutl'ered greatly from reading at ? light in my earlier life) it affords mc th highest pleasure to say that i consider him a skillful prac tical optician, and weii prepared to aid Uiose who may need Lis professional services. WM f; KOUZIK, Elder of Methodist Conference. Wit mimgton, N?l-., Jan -7. !?:?! Mr J. Tobias: Dear Sir?1 am happy to say ?hat Ihe Spectacles which I obtained from you la 4 >v?*ek are entirely satisfactory. From an inequal ity in the visual ran re of my eyes, I have hereto :'ore fonnd great difficulty in getting glasses of the ??rope* forvil distance. It att'ords me pleasure to -tale that, by the aid of your optometer, this diffi culty has been happily obviated ?o that the glass*:* ,ou furnished me are decidedly the l>est adapted 'o iny eyes of any i have ever yet used. Very respectfully. vours. It B DRANE. Rector of St. James' Parish. Department of Interior, May 7, 1855. From natural defects and the unequal range of rnv eyes, 1 have been compelled to use glasses for ?everal years. 1 have tri?-d different opticians without obtaining glasses i>?-rfectlv fitted to my eyes. Four months since Mr Tobias made two enpeclally for me. which I have found to ?eive me perfectly. Bv the use of his oploni-ter lie is enabled to adapt Glasses miauteiy to the eve. ! most cheerfutlv recommend Mr. Tobias to all having occasion to useglas-es. and bear my testi mony as to his skill an optician HENRY E BALDWIN. A*?lst Sec'y to sign Land Warrants Jv 1 *~tf 100,000 COPIES!! St<-arnbo*t Ditattrrs on th* TtVifrn Wrtter$)nnd Sl'.amboat Directory. rpHE Undersigned have now In course of prepa 1. ration a new STEAMBOAT _ DIRECTOR V, which will Is- jS'TrfrfTtTi I sued in October next: the book will contain over wo hundred payes. illustrated in the best style, and neatly bound in a durable maimer. It will HE OS C or IHK MOST INTERESTING BOOKS KVKE published, and will be a book that will t>e iuU r ?*stiii ' toall classes of people. The STEAM BOAT DIRECTORY will contain a complete list aod description of alrtbe Steamboat* now afloat in the Western and Southern waters. The length, model, speed, power and tonnage of each boat, where a id by whom built, the name of the boat, with th? trade she is in. Also, tne names of Captains and officers, her age,&c.. Ac. The Directory will con tain a History of Steamboats and Steambnatmg on the Western waters, since the applica>ion of steam; also, a sketch of the first boat built for the Ohio River, with the name of the 1/uUder, com mander and owner. The RIVER DIRECTORY will contain a list and description of all the steamboat disastkhp that have occurred on the westkkn isp sol th kkn WATEES. beautifully illustrated, with a list ok AI L THOSH WHO ItAVK PERleHKDBY TKBIK ina.Ni.NG, sinking anij Exploding, on the West ern and Southern waters. The Directory will ? ontaiu Maps of the Ohio. Mississippi, Missouri. Illinois, Arkansas, White, Red, Ouachita Yazoo, ind othei Rivers, with the Towns and Cities laid down, with correct distances; also, many other it i ver and Commercial items of interest to thej.(.o ple at large. The book will c ontain the cards of .he various U. S. Mail Boats, with the trade they are in, Ac , Ac. The Directory will also contain a complete list at all the responsible Steamboat Licensed Officers, their places of residence, Ac., Ac.: the new Steamboat Law, its requirements, with comments, showing wherein it bent fits the inrurr.petcnt officer, ana injure* the com/jLUnt officer, Ac.. Ac., and all the important L* S. Su preme Court Steamboat Decisions up to date; the Rates and important Commercial Privileges, Bills of Lading, important Decisions of the various L'. 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 style, and printed in the best manner. The au thor has for six years been gathering together ail the facts and items in regard to tne 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 suip of One Dollar. Ten thousand copies will be issued for the boatmen; all others desirous of subscribing, will have to do so at once, as none will be printed unless ordered in advance. The work is destined to have a circulation of over EllillTY 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, a* well as most scientific men of the times, are contributors to the Steam boat Directory. t The Dire: t^ry will be Issued in October, ami

will lie an oieament to the parlor as Well as steam By remitting One Dollar (postpaid;) you will receive a copy of the above work. A'l communication* and letters should in- ad dressed to JAMES T LLOYD A CO Post Office Building, Cincinnati, Ohio, jy 7?lm ? SUMMER RETREAT. BLAKISTON'S PAVILION will be open for the reception of visitors on the 5th of July. The proprietor's table will be sup plied with the delicacies Bounding In the-*-* waters adjacent to Blakiston's Island He hopes his endeavors to please will insure him a share of patronage from those seeking health or a little quiet from city bustle. j, , _ The Steamers Maryland. Osceola, and Alice C. Price stop regularly at his landing. Terms for one week or more, f 1 25 per day. For a shorter time *1 50 per day UEORliE \V. BLAKISTO*, JejJR?lm* Proprietor. AMERICAN HOTEL, No. 4*6 Pa. artnue, btiteten 1J(f and 6th streets, S. UEFLEBOWKR A L. T. LOVETT, rKor&MxoB*. jy IV?Am >'? . D DENTISTRY. R V SHINN, Graduate of the Philadelphia follege ofDenUl Surgery. r?ipcct fully iuforuut the resittenls of (?eorge-J town and its vicinity that he has kw a t?d himself ainongsi tbeiu for the purpose oi prac tising his profession. Office lii Washington st., above Bridge ?treet, ??oigctown, D. C. je <WmA?olm# EXCURSIONS, &c. GI* AND CIVIC 4 MILITARY EXCURSION OF TUK Montgomery Guards, TO THE WHITE HOUSE P AVI LION. On THURSDAY, August 2d. rilllR MONTGOMERY GUARDS respectfully A announce to their friends, civic _ xlFZI? and military, that they will pive? 'Sr., their Third Grand Excursion to the VVhitc iluuM 011 Tlll'KSDAV, August 2d, Isoo. Two Boats having been chartered for the oeca asion, the llrst bout will leava Georgetown at 8 o'clock in the morning, Washington at 6#, Navy Yard at and Alexandria at 9,V. The second boat will leave Washington at 2 p. in . and proceed directly to the Whitel louse. The first boat will leave the White House at 7 o'clock, and the second at 10 or 1()>^ p in. Fischer s excellent Cotillon Baud is engaged for the occasion. Columbus will serve an'excellent Dinner at 50 cents a head, and refreshment? nicity prices. TieketsS!?admitting a gentleman and ladies; to he liad <>f the Coni'nlttee, vr at the Boat on the day of ihe Excursion I'onimittee of Arr<i*,(. ?unt*. Lieut Reilly, Lieut Feeny, ? Sj?t Melanin', Sgt Hurk. 1'iivale Wall, Frivate Malone. jy 21?die TIC IIIC EXCVESION 'r OF TKS " Merry Bachelors!" TO THL' W H I TE HO V S E FA VILIO X. JI LY 'piiE ' MERRY BACHELORS' respectfully I- snnouace to the p it they? _|) ^ will have a Pic N ic ou tii- v".th in- ^"-3* --umL. at l!ie White Ilr.u.' - Pavilion. and l* [O extend to their fel'.ow Bachelors, both old and outuf. ard tJ the r> ft of mm kind in pencral. nn invitation to accompany tl.< in on this o*.va-i'>u, help to'make up a j:iv":n! party. The nr.c Steamer Gin. Wa*H!::gto* hasten <?*lei.U*d to take the Excursionists down ILe river, ind will lea\? |. tp'- x h.,)t at - n in.: Navy Vard at i?; and AU utndri*m?tt$ a iii inthenf fernoun a second boat v.iLl !>a.< II:Ifv *.-? Wharf ;.t 2. and N: r: Yp.rd at 2'^ o'clock One boat will to ttie city at sundown, fend the '.>ther at 10 o ' l'M-k p. in. T)i?t ON F. DOLLAR ; to he had of the mem '?et* >f 'he Club and n* *hc twat on the day of the excursion. Tbe<e will l?e music and the dance, gav hearts and bright eye*, on thi:. the tlrst Pic ,\ ic r>f THE MERRY BACHELORS." jy 19?d GRAND clXCTTRvION. qMIE tEACl'ERS or - r PETER'S SU\ t F\Y SCHOOL resprnfiilly _ ^ a:iH<*'.tii<.e ro the < iti/etis ot Wash-.L 1ii_m', thev will "We their second excursion t.i HifWHlWHCH'SK on MONDAY. July :*? I'Ik caf" and splendid Cramer '? korce Wa?h Xi< ro s ha* Iwen p bartered for the ?>c< anion. Tiie Imot will leave Seventh street wharf at rid Navy \ urd at 9 o clock a m.; reluming be fore d::rk. Weber's Band has been engaged for the occar *-lon. Dinner and Refreshluenlz will lie served at city jirires. Tickets SI, admitting a Gentleman and Ladles; single tickets .30 cents; children *25 cents- to lie '.ad ?t John F Ell's' .Music Store, lir Walsh. Saw ^ ard, and ai the boat on the morning of the excursion. jy lti?eotd It IV EBS \ DF.RIOVS' GRECIAN CIRCUS! Newly Equipped for the Year 1855. WILE EXHIBIT AT WASHINGTON, On inly 3(>. mi'l 31. ?H August 1 and 2. This imniense establishment cost the proprietors over d'J,000 DOLEAKS. The Company is composed of TKlRTY-jflVE PSEF0EMEE3. Of the most talented that can be had either in Eu rope or America, namely: Madame Camilla Gardner, the Parisian Eques trienne; Madame \V<x>d. the cr^at English Eques trienne; Mous. I'aul Cane, fiom the French and German Tiwatres; Signur Blitz, the Italian Jnvr gler; E. Derious, the American Scene Kidt-r; 11 liiver*. the Unrivalled Principal Act Rider; E Woods, the L'feat French Scenic Kider ; Master lieorye Der.ous, the Wonderful Hurdle Rider; Mr. Geo. Sloman, the Acrobatic and Gymnastic Performer; Master Charles River*. General Rider and Ihe greatest Tumbler in the worid, Moncha ? how 1'edro, the youthful bov of itiany form^; .Mons Geronie, the Sampson of the Worla; ^lons. I.* Borda, E. Lewis, T. Rivers, T. Namhf, R. iiu^'e IJ Hague. R. Thompson, N. Springer and numerous aitxiiianes. sjii ANTONIO CAPELENO. who has just arrived ftom Russia, having been engaged at an enormous expense will nuike his first appearance in America with his GREAT RUSSIAN BEARS. The?* wonderful animal perforniaiicesthrnu^h out Fiance and Russia liave astonished every be holder. For full particulars of their performances >ee the bills. Messrs R Rivers and E. Demons bee leave to announce thai thev have brought from Russia and France some eniire new performers. Also, new comic afleriiiecea. never before performed in this country. '1 his mammoth concern comprises Or.o Hundred and Ninety Men and Horses. The gorgeous procession will enter town or city every morning at 10 o'clock, lod by Mr. Withers' New York Bra^aaiid Pandean Baud. v Doors open at 2 in the afternoon and at ? in the evening. Tickets 25 cent# No half price jy 2d?IOt ~ C.MV FCLLER . VtfenL 'XT' The alK>ve Company will exhibit at ALEAANnRIA, ou THL'RSDAY, the 2ttUi, and FRIDAY, the '?1 <th instant. A?o. at GEORGETOWN, ou FRIDAY, the 3d of Auaust. VLL STRANGERS" visiting the City should see Hunter's Cata logue of the curiosities of the Patent t>lhee. Al so. his Description of Powell's Great Pictures. HUNTER is to-be seen at 13G > inth street. may Ul?i'm* ' I COFFIN WARLHOOM. kc, J WILLIAM PLANT k. CO., LNDERTA ? KERS?resideu* 14i-? Seventh street, between G and II streets I nterments procured in any ground or cemetery Cotllns, Caps. Shrouds, Carriages. Hearse, and every article for interments of the best quality furnished at short notice, on the most reasonable terms, and at all hours of the night. Having the exclusive right of Crump's Patent Corpse Preserver, we guarantee to keep the dead for any length of time. jy 11?ly FINE WATCHES, HAVING made a considerable addition to my stock of GOI.D 111 N i lNG FAT- - ENT LEVERS.and LADIES' WATCH ES. of tlrst quality, heavy Is carat cases. Also. SILVER WATCHES for boys. 1 oiler them at greatly reduced prices-. The movements are selected with great enre, and every Watch Is WARRANTED. Persons in want of a line timekeeper are invited to examine my assortuient. H SEMKEN, No. CJ0 Fa. avenue, betw. 9th and lUth.?ts. mar 30 ATTENTION, COAL CONSUMERS, 11J E are now discharging Coal from vessels, and '? will be for the next three weeks. AU per sons wishing to lay in their winter supply would ilo well to glv? us a call, as we are determined to seU as cheap, and on as good terms as any other dealers. Our coal is of the best quality, both White and Red Ash, suitable for Furnaces, Stoves ?nd Ranges WASHINGTON A KEYS, Corner Hth and C streets, near Canal, jy 13?FSdtco4t I EVENING STAR. THE DOCTOB'8 PATIENT; Or, the Watchman's Prisonar. It was about eight years ago, on a winter's evening, as I>r. was sitting sutoking by hi? lire in his office, on Common street, having <?n one of those famous large white vests, as wu his custom, that his reveries were disturbed by a greit outcry and noise in the street near bis office. The doctor, who is ever on the nlert for witnessing a row, and whose delight it was to sec a fight, rushed to hid door to learn the cause of the disturbance, when he heard the gruff voice of a watchman saying u Qo along quietly, or I'll make you go; don't hold back, or I'll hit you ever the head?you shall go the watch-house." The person to whom this language was addressed, and with whom the watchman apjieared to be struggling, was crying out in pitoous tone*, " I must hare a doctor; lei me go in. and see a doctor, or I shall die ; my head is broken ; for God's sake don't lock inc up until I have a doctor." What is all this row about V* says the doc tor with a voice of authority. a? he went out on the sidewalk The w..tchinun cxplaiucd that his prisoner was drunk, an! had been fighting. tL*t he wu- taking aim to the watch house, but that h j refused to go until he could have a physician. 44 vJome in," sayi the doc tor, ?' ami I will examine you ard s?e what car. be done.' The watchman hesitated forv moment, th" prisoner ren?^*-l his entrea-ies, but the doctor's consequential mar. er eoou settled the matter, u .d the three entered the doctor's fr mt . together. On coining to the light it was evident u> the doctor, by the apt>eM?*r<;e of the prisoner, that he was u gentleman, although i.a had been loughly dealt wit': by somebody. His Lai was hanging loosely over hi-> f-^oe. which was covered with blood. Lis shirt wu lorn tml bl'nidy, ami hi:, hai knocke ! down tiat on his hrad, his cravat untied, and his clothes very di/ty. The prisoner. wh? complained of a ter rible paiu in his head, aad w.\s making a great lu-s about it, ctatcd that he *vas s?:t upon by two men. who knocked l":u down, b^ti an' kicked him. that he was as innocent a? a lamb; ?nd as sober as a temperance lecturer: but that the watchman had let the >L*er luau go and grabbed h:a. 'f!:* ? vc^y cunmi'i st-?ry with-prisouen after being a-ff^il, was. of course, stoutly denied by ihcatchman. who stated that tho prist .cr was drunk aud noisy, anJ had b- en pur. ?scly creating a disturb ance. and that ^ had insulted and attacked two gentlctn**.., who wen- forced to knock hLn d<jwn aud give him in charge. The doctor, who now. ar.d i.lways 44 had an ?*ye to business," cared but 'i'tTe which story was true, as he had lest sight of the fight and oegan to think of the fee. He, therefore, pro {Mated to the watchman to take a seat by the fire for a few minutes, while he took the wounded man into his back ? ?flk*e to wash and dress the wounds, the doctor pledging bis hon or to tho watchman that he would a^ain pro duce the prisoner. A- the doctor and bi3 patient entered the hack office, the dyor ol which was purpesely, hut gradually closed, the patient cautiously placed a ten dollar gold piece in the hands of his medical adviser, and whispered, 4*I ?m not much hurt. I am playing powuui in order u> get off.:: 44 I thought as much. I'll help you through,'' replied the doctor, giving a know ing wink, which both ifuderst<*id a* a sign of mutual recognition of each other's views. The doctor, who reveled in a joke, now thought he spied fun ahoad: while the gold piece aud ?ly n a iner of hi* patient, convinced him that tr; was dealing with a clever fellow Both now went to work washing off the blood and dirt from the face and clothes of the prisoner, who. with the aid of water and soap, sponge and brushes, soon looked a different man. His hair was brushed, his hat put in -hape. his cravat tied, and his c#,at buttoned up to the chin. 4* Now," says old Sawbones, 44 that watchman never would know you again. I foolishly told him thai I would produce you and I must do it. There is a little door lead ing to nn alley w iy anl the street ; go arouud and come in the front offioe door, and I'll bet money he never will smell it out." The ar rangement wa.i eoon fixrd. The watchman aow beginning to whistle and show signs of impatieuce, the doctor soon joined hi in in the trout office and explained that the l>riaoner wu busily engaged iu bathing his wounded head, that he Wuuld soon be through with that job, and that there was no hurry The easy as.-uiance of the doctor *oon quieted toe watchman, and they had commenced quite an interesting conveisation. relating to the hard work and poor pay of the city guardians, when the doctor s street door suddenly opened, and a well dre.->ed man. with a hearty, swag gering, good-humored air. hastily entered and said, 4-liow hie you, doctor ? Delighted to see you. Let's go out and take a drink." The doctor stared a little at first, but soon recovering himself, agreed to the proposition, aud united with the stranger in urging the watchman to '*imbibe"' with them The watchman wintod a drink badly, but then he thought of his prisoner in the back room, also of being caught drinking in a public house, and he refused to go. it was finally agreed that the doctor's negro boy should go over at the St. Charles, and bring three good, strong, hot whisky punches. The liquor was brought and was drank with great glee by all. The stranger, after making a few plcasaut remarks, and passing a few sly winko with 44 Old Pill Box, 1 who looked as demure as a parson, whorhook bib companion warmly by the hand, and, bidding them good night, departed. 44 That are fellow has been long enouzh in that back room a fixing hissell', and I shan't wait any longer for him," said the watchman, as he rose frem his seat, and, with a conse quential air, approached the door of the baek office. 44 Come along you, sir, can't be fooled with no longer by ?. body,' continued he as he lugked into the rear of the room for the prisoner. ? ??Who aivi you looking for?" quietly in quired the doctor. 44 That arc prisoner of mine as had his head broke, and you was a mus.dn' with, reiliet'. the watchman, who. not perceiving the object oi' his search, hegj'n to feel somewhat alarmed und queer. 44 The gentleman to whom you no doubt allude," continued the doctor blandly. 41 may have left this room by that -mall back door; but he took no unfair advantages, aad I havt? also kept my word with you to pro-luce him ; for he came and we have both had the plea sure of driuking with him within lh?* last five minutes. If you wanted to take him U> the watch-house, why did'nt you tell bim so V 4iWhat! Was that ere last fellow in here tho chap as I was fetching along to the lock up ? Now, who would have know'd that? 1 m bin wed if I did, ' stammered oat the be wildered and disappointed watchman The delighted doctor was roaring with laugh ter, but he could not help saying, 4'Now, watchumh, if 1 had thought that you wanted that fellow, I would have spoken to him about i it.r? 4* You go to the devil," growled out the watchman, as. with a surly air, he moved on down Common street towards the swamp.?JY. O. PU. ' - * The antipathy of the Scotch people to reauing sermons is well known. At Kircud bright, at an 44 inauguration,"' an old woman on the pulpit stair asked one of her compan ions if the new minuter was a render. *? And how can he read, woman *" was the reply; 44 the man's blin'." To which the firat made answer, 44 I'm glad to hear t?I wish they a'blin'.'' ty Why must a vegetarian neglect cna of his pious duties 7 Bevaujt he cannot ?ay grace before meat. i THE WEEKLY Sf AIL This meatomi FtasQy and Nwi iotmn talalng ? greatsr nriKy of lataNatlac reedl ou> bp found in any othar-is pubhihM cm ? J Ringle copy, per UDBm - tttt- #1 to cieu Ton copUi t 00 Twwtv ropta VI 00 IIT Cili, IBVtBI*M.T 111 A?VAWCB inT Single copfco (?? wrapper* ^ can W ] at tb? counter. tin mediately after the " paper Price?'Tun Cbbt*. rO?TMA?TK?> Who ?Ct *? will be i Pbayeb Meeting befobe Sebastotol.? The following extract from the letter of a sol dier, furnished us by a correspondent nays a London paper, will be encouraging to Um> friend* of missions to our brare troop* at the ?cat of war: ?Camp BEPoac Sebastopol, Jan* 1, 1 I will now tell 70a a little mutter which I think rmy iutere<t vou, and it being tbe Irvt of tbe kind which f had witnessed, I wu a g'?od deal interested in it I will take it for granted that yon are, from the nuofnm* eketehc* of tbe place, becoming acquainted with oar poeiuwc. although you cannot know the eaves, eraga aad corners of the ravines as well as my self Well, to hare a quiet medi tation a few Sunday* ago I took my Testament in my poekat and left the din and confusion of the camp, and went and placed myself ainorg the rucks of the ravine which r>rms the Tforor.i >ff road. I sat down, and had not ln>en reading long, before a gentle breese brought to my ear the soand of y sis as. it veased. but the wind brought the sound again; my cariosity was excited, and I got up and looked abont; at first I could only di.*??rn a 'rent many groups of men about, chiefly Frenohmei.. washing their linen ia the ravine and a few B*t-men gracing their boraas, bat the M>rg went on, I Lear J the song more dis tinc'ly and a good w#y off. On the oppoeite >ide of the ravine. 1 observed against a stone wall lour sjilic.j, in full dress, and n am ui the ?* >stumc of a servant; I watcUed them, and in a fcr minute- ttw vc'.jes <-<>aa.?d. and I saw them all go d*wu '.n their k:??* in whi-jh (Kiailion they rem lined ten minutes, when tn -y an>ee and lei - in the direction of the 8c conu f 'vision I felt tl.^kful thr.t there were a few ?or?hipl- ^ v^cn In that cumnuin, in the sight of FrouJa and ?ugl;*h men, and iu the sight f Uim who ^ooketh down oa the children of m n, to see i 'tne e be any that uuderstat. !eth and t .at s?*keth aftei God." Ocu Cocjttbt, Great bi Rsp% <>bia* in Art?The preaust cataract in tLo world, is the Falli of Niigara, where V e water* .iccuu.niat-' from the gr?a. upper laker form ing a river three quarter* ot a mile in w.dth, are suddenly contracted and piung?i over tho rocks, in two columns, to tao ?'-pth cf one hundred <-ad sixty feet. The sreateet .*ave in the world is th Mam moth Cave in Kentucky. where one ca- make a voyage on the waters of a subterranean nrer, ?.vi ca ah fi-h without eyes. The greatest river in the world is toe Marie - sippi, four thousand one hundred miles in length It* name isde-ived from an Irdian ?word, meaning the "Father wf water*." The gre i?e?t valley in the world i? the vat ley of the Mississippi. It contains are band ied thousand square miles, and is on-j of tao ui<?st prolific regions on the globe The largest lake in the woiid if tba Lake of Superior, four hundrel Aud thirty miles Imlg. The grect*et rwtura! bridge In the world is thatoverCe lar Creek, in Virginia. Itexteoda H-Ties a chasm eight feet in width, and two hundred and fifty teet deep, at the bottom of which a creek fl?w-. The greatest solid cf iron in the world is the mountaia of Missouri. It is three hun dred and fifty feet high, two miles in circuit. The larce't railroad in the world is the Central Railroad of Illinois, which is seven hundred and thirty-one mile* lung?coit fif teen millions of dollars. The greateet numbor of milee of railroad, in pro)?ortion t > iti surfaoo. of any oountry in;the world?is in Mtetachusett*. which has over one mile to each sqaare mile of it- area. The gretest number of clocks manufactured in the world, u turned out by tbe small Slate of Connecticut. The largest number of whale ships in tha world, are seut out by Nantucket and New Bedford. Tbe greatest grain port in the world i* Chicago. The largest aqueduct in the world is tho Croton aqueduct in New Y -rk It is fort/ and a hall mile* long, arid coet twelve and a hnit'million of dollars.?BridgttoH CflronicLs. The Empress Etobxia.?Without being by any mean?the perfect be .uty her flatterers de clare her to be. the Empreei is certainly one of the loveliest looking women that could .be found Her f*"? is lighted up with such an innocent, gentle and vivaciouseaprossion, and a smile of such exooeding swovtnec.. as render her peitectly charming Her manner is at once graceful, dignified and gracious; she looks ab.*>lutely radiant on a public occasion, and performs her part *> perfectly and with such a look of absolute hsppineas that she seems not only as though she had been born to the station to which her singular fortune had raised her. but appear* beside her impassable and undemonstrative partner, as though she was a mo envereign in ner own right who had c<pou?ed some men of humble rank and nought unconsoiously to atone for his comparatively cold and ungraoioas manner by the overflow ing of her royal and uative courtcsy. And yet to see her small, sweet, but pale and weary looking faoe at other times one would say that she bad already entered upon that destiny of sorrow of which tho line of pain across her brow would almost seem to be na tfff?*B own prophecy. Pbilopeva ?A correspondent of tbe Taun ton Gazette writes from Berlin the following account of this game as practiced among tho Germans :?Here, when a couple exchange philopenas. the objec t of eaoh is not mainly to be the first to pronounce the eommon word at their next meeting, but with the exchange, the sport ha4 but begun. The after object each is to draw the otner into accepting soma favor, and if that is done, the word phiTopena is spoken, and a forfeit required. To illustrate it better by example. A aud B exchange philo penas, at a party; and a few dayv after B calle upon A at his or her house A, instead of waiting to be a*kcd iu. enters just before the invitation is given, if offered a ehair, takes a seat upon the s >fa, if B patsies tho butter t) A ?t the table. A take - heese and so on? always '. iking care to a>'"ept nothing, out iu a qatrt way endeavoring to loroe the other parly into the acceptance of some offer on his own rtde. If at that visit either is successful, he im mediately says 'philopena.' bat ifboth should always be on the guard the thing may pen on to a subse 'lent oocstion. Tbe- Last Notiok.?Tha Philadelphia T' mas sayj that decidedly the oooleet specimen of Yankeodotn -ve have seen during th;- hot wea ther, is the man who walked into our sanctam the other day, and exhibited a dosen it* nirt collars for our inspection. We were not pre pared for this innovation on tbe linen triuie, and were about to pronouncc the motion im practicable, when the exhibitor triumphantly pointed to his own collar, saying, D'ye think this ere collar will 1eilt ?" On taking another look, we found it to be the "genuine tin," but not observable except on close inspection Tho thermometer stood at Vfi degrees, but had no cffect on the new Yankee oollar. We advise all who wish to cheat the washerwoman and the starch manufacturer to substitute painted tin for linen, for over Uitm perspiration hath no power A Southerner gave a dinner party to ? f.'w friends, who. happening to converse about Sambo's power of head endurance, the gentle inan saia he owned a negro whom no one in tbe parly could knock down or Injure by strik ing on the head A strong buriy fellow laughed at the idaa, and as 8am. the colored fellow, was about entering with tbe candles, the gen tleman stood behind the door, and a* he en ured. 8am * head reeaived a powerful eoek dologer The candle* flickered a littla, but Sam pasood quietly on. merely exclaiming? "Gentlemen, he oareful of de ellfv.** light* will be distinguished '