Newspaper of Evening Star, July 24, 1855, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated July 24, 1855 Page 1
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THE EVENING STAB, PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON, (EXCEPT SUNDAY,) At the Mtar Buildingt, rorner #/ Pmntflrania iiu mnd Eleventh ttrett, By W. D WALLACH, WU1 be served to subscribers by carrier* at SIX AND A QUARTER CENTS, payable weekly to the Agents; paper* served In package* at37jf cents per month. To mall subscribers the sub scription price is THREE DOLLARS AND FIF TY CENTS a year in advance TWO DOLLARS for six months, and ONE DOLLAR for three months; for less than three months at the rate of 12 cents a week. iI7" SINGLE COPIES ONE CENT. * l!|Mf VOL. VI. WASHINGTON, D. C., TUESDAY, JULY 24, 1855. WEBER'A BAND. THIS old established and favorite band fur nish music as usual for Excursions. Sere nade*. Pic Nics. Parties, Exhibitions. Ac., Ac. < )rders mav be left at Hllbus A Hitz's Music De pot, or at tne residence of the leader, four doors east of General Henderson's residence, Navy \ ard. jy 23?2 in FIS4HER'S BAND FULLY ORGANIZED. HAVING now completed all my arrangements for a llrst rate BRASS AND COTILLON BAND. I am again at the service of the public to artend Excursion Parties, Exhibitions, Parades. PlcNlcs, Balls and Serenades. All those in fa vor of citizens' band are respectfully invited to en courage our enterprise, here In Washington city. P. FISCHER, Leader. p S ?This Band, under my direction. Is regu larly uniformed, and from a ypaotice of over twen ty years 1 can give satisfacti^Rn every one Residence. Pennsylvania a^Riue. north side, be tween Ninth and Tenth street*, first door west of Iron Hall. Orders left with Messrs Hllbus A Hitz punctu ally attended to. Jy 14?lm? PKOSPERI'S CORSET BAND. THIS Band H suitable for any and all purposes, and Is warranted to give satisfaction to all those who may be pleased to engage them, either a* a Brass. Reed, or Cotillon Band. Any number of musicians to be had at the short est notice, by applying to FREDERIC PROSPERI, Leader, at Taltavull's Store, opposite the Marine Barracks N B ?Orders left at Hilbns A Hill's Music De pot will be promptly attended to. may 25?4m DR. L. B. WRIGHT'S UlTCAiLISG "SCHOFULOUS ANTIDOTE," For the Permanent Cure of CONSUMPTION and all other form* rf SCKOFULOUS DISEASES. THIS Medicine is prepared by an eminent phy sician of eighteen ye:irs practice la New \ ork city, during which time he has constantly used it with the most unbounded success, and created for It a reputation in private practice, unequalled in the history of medicine It acts immediately upon the blood, cleansing it from ail scrof diet's numors or impurities, renovating and. by its magic pow ers. INVIGORATE the whole system, in proof of which, hundreds of respectable wit-' nenses from the doctor's private practice Lave giv en in their testimony, and entret^those suffering from any scrofulous affection, to call upon iktm and satisfy themselves. A Treatise on Scrofulous Diseases can be had gratis at PRINCIPAL DEPOT, iW Broadway, and at Drug Stores generally CHARLES STOTT A. CO., Agents for Washington. DR. L.. B. WRIGHT'S TASTELESS "LIQUID CAIKA&TIC," Oh, FAMILY PHYSIC. rpill^isthe BEST. CHEAPEST, a:id MOST 1 EFFICIENT CATHARTIC EVER OF FERED TO THE PLBL1C. It is TASTELESS, (tnereby avu.ding the na i seating effect of Fills, Oil, Senna. Ac .) and pro d icin? no griping or other painful effects Unlike all other purgatives. It searches to the bottom of the disease, thoroughly cieanses the stoma* b, and leaves the t>owels entirely free from rostivenes*. NO FAMILY SHOULD BE WITHOUT IT. Children drink it readily and without forcing, and NO MEDH INE IS MORE HIGHLY' RE CUMMENDEDbv the MEDICAL FACULTY. Give it a trial and then judge for youiselves. It can be had wholesale and retail at E. H. STA BLER A CO S, Baltimore, or CHAS. fcTOTT A CO., Washington. D. C. DK WRIGHT S PRINCIPAL DEPOT. 4?4 Broadway, where the doctor can b?i consulted daily on diseases generally, from 12 to 2 p m., without charge. Je i:)-6m^ NOTICE TO THE t REDITOR9 OF HALL kBROTHER. BARUCH HALL, surviving partner of Isaac Hall, having on the 2eth day of February, 1365. assigned to the undersigned all the stock in trade and debts of the firm of Hall A Brother. In be applied to the full satisfaction of c ertain debts, liabilities, and engagements of said firm of llajl A Brother, and the surplus to pay and distribute rateable among such of the remaining cred itors of said firm an shall w'.thin six months from said "J"th day of Febrnarv, le55, execute and d? 1.ver to said Baru'-h Hail full and abwilute re leases of all indebtedness to them respecnvely by said Baruch Hall, surviving partner as aforesaid. Notice is therefore hereby given to su. h credi tors of said firm of Hall A Brother, or said Hamoh Hall, surviving partner, as may desire to partici pate in the benefit of said assignment to execute and deliver to said Baruch Hall lull and absolute releases as aforesaid, within the period of six months from said "^th day of February, l-iS RICHARD WALLACH, Trustee. Je 11?eotAugfcth COFFIN WAREROOM, Ac. J WILLIAM PLANT A CO., UNDERTA ? ivERS?res. lence 11* Seventh s'reet, between l? and II street Interments procured in any ground or cemetery Cotfins. Caps, Shrouds. Carriages, Hearse, and ewry article for Interments of the best quality furnished at short notice, on the most reasonable terms, and ut all hours of the night. Having the exclusive right of Crump's Patent Corpse Preserver, we guarantee to keep the duul fir any length of time jy 11?iy FOR POOR AND LABORING MEN. SMALL BUILDING LOTS of 10 feet or more, in various parts of the City, and Georgetown, at low prices, and terms to suit. r ' LLOYD A. CO. BUILDING STONE, For sale, deliverable at the Canal, or \\ harves, In Washington, Georgetown, or Alexandria. LLOYD A CO. lith street, opp. Treasfliy Department. _Jy 23?ly ___ CARRIAGES?CARRIAGES. 1HAVE now on hand, and constantly finishing, a very large assortment cf l'Ie:t?.ure and Family C A R R1 AGES, of the latest fashions, which 1 will sell as low as the same quality of work can be sold Ln any of the principal markets of the L" uited States. The subscriber is now dealing exclusively in Carriage of his own manufacture, and all work ?old by hirn will be warranted, and compare favor ably with any work in this market. As 1 always keep a large assortment, 1 invite purchasers and others to examine my stock before purchasing else where. Carriages built toorder Old Carriages taken in exchange, or required at the shortest notice. THOMAS YOUNG. Sign of the Golden Honw, No. 4!W Pa. avenue and 4)? street, may 1?eo3m IMPORTANT TO PERSON* BKEAklNG I P HOt *EKEEP1N?. PERSONS removing from the city and wiping to dispose of their Furniture and 11 ou>e Keep ing Uten'.ls. Ae., without the trouble of sending th?-in to public auction, can do so by calling on us it onr store, JIT Pa. aveiiue. corner of yth strt?H, an we are prepared to buy all such goods as may be offered ?. llousek^'ixTs and others will do well by caning on us, a- we will pay the highest cash pricw for all such goods WALL, BARNARD ? CO. Je 7?2m 317 Pa. avenue GREAT BARGAINS IN LADIES', GENTS', MISSES', A CHIL 1 DRFN S BOOTS AND9HOES ?^.| subscriber has removed to the store on tuerpAa i corner of Twentieth street and l'euns>lva- f nia avenue, where he is selling his preseut wtt.-assorted stor kuf BOOTS A SHOES at great ly red wed prices. All p rsons In want of those artif le* will find it to their advantage to call before A H SLOAN, Comer of 20th street ~nd Pen.ia. avenue. n.ay 1?3in . TO THE PUBLIC. GRAY'S NEUTRALIZING tORDIAL! THE GREAT BOTASIC REMEDYr FOR blarrtiura. Dysenterv, and Summer Com plaint* of Children can be had at CHARLES STOTT A CO.'S, Pennsylvania avenue. This preparation Is unsuiuw?* for tlM> above di?!t*? No family should oe without It during the summer season, when the above diseases ar# so prevalent. It Is particularly rtcemmendea lor children Price 25 cents per bottle. .. Prepared and sold by JAMESGRA\, No. 2 Water street, Baltimore, Md. Jy 14?2w BANKING HOI SEO* P AIRO fc NOl'KSE, orrosiTt caiiao iutii Taaast;**. "DONDtJ, STOCKS, AND OTHER 9ECUR1 k* riES, Purchased and Sold Interest, at the rate of six percent per annum, allowed on deposit* when left for thirty days or longer. Jan 24?$<n ,OH* W1LLIA* TROXPIOK. EL\ANS ft THOMPSON, HARDWARE, COACH TRIMMINGS, Ac., ?'*?? 326 P^nn?ylTnnia avenue, U txeten Ninth and Tenth sts, Washington, D. C Brltlnni* r FURNISHING HARDWARE. Briumma^ernian Sliver, Al?,ata and *lver Pla tea, lea, Table and Dessert Spoons Carres and^.rk*, Steels, Knives with and with ^locl5 Jln and Plated Candle Irons h0Vel and Ton?9? Waffle Irons, Sad Maslln and Bell Metal Kettles, Furnaces, Grid Irons, Ovens, &c. Rm,,r ?UIk?TNG materials ,?d SSkklS,Cupbo*rd'ChM,>'rin.Pad StatU^Door. ,?d BjMjIII?gM, screw, Cut and Bell Pulls, Door Sheaves and Rail, Ice. ii t />iC?BJNF'T MAKER8' GOODS. Hair Cloth Curled Hair, Moss, Gimps, Sofa and Chair Springs r Venittan BMnd Hooks, Rack Pulleys, Roller Ends Brackets, F urniture Nail* ' Plate* i4^ldle?'and 8crew"> Diamond Screw CARPENTERS' GOODS. Planes, Saws. Drawing Knives, Spokeshaves, Chisel* and Gouges. Plane Irons Augers. Braces and Bitts. Boring Mat bines, Ham tners. Hatchets. Devels Bevels. Squares, Gnages. Axes, Ac. BLACKSMITH & COACH MAKERS'GOODS Black and Bright Springs, Axles, Felloes, Shafts, . Spokes, Hubs, Bows, Poles Sleigh Runners, Silvered and Brass Bands,Stump Joints, Stump Collars, Top Props Curtain Frame, 1-amn,, inside Linings, Lining Silks. Damask. Seaming Cords K Tufts, Tassels, Buttons, Tacks, Fringes, Laces, and Plain and Enamelled Canvass Russia Duck, Enamelled Leather. Dash Leather Ac. EL VANS A THOMPSON, ' 153 320 Pa. avenue. CANAL PACKET LIKE TO FOI.VT Ol ROCKS. fF?E Canal Packet CONGRESS having been ? a thoroughly repaired and puUiOb.? TT?5 in first rate order (the machinerviSSLfe being removed and horse power *u"tituted) i *? tinjes making her regular trips between George town and the above plat e. The Boat will leave the wharf of W. H A If. G Hitter for Point of Rocks on MONDAYS WED ?k FRIDAYS at 7 o'clock a m; and Rocks for Georgetown on TUES DA\ S, THURSDAYS and SATURDAYS at the same hour, stopping at the different landings alon - the line for th" reception ar>d landing of pasture? and freight, goins and returning. The Boat will leave Georgetown at 7 o'eiock a m., and arrive at the head of the Great Falls at 11 Genera at 1 Edward s Ferry 3*. Monocacv5W,' hnowlan's I- erry tf, and Point of Rocks at 7 o'cPk P m. Returning, leave Point at 7 a. m.. Know Ian s 1 erry at 7*. Monoracy 8. Edward s Ferrv II, Seneca 1, Great Falls and arrive at George, town at 7 p m. b Passage through either way *2. Meals served regularly on board the boa' at mod erate prices. CI1ARLES UEURILL, Capt je "*-j?a if r MPEEL'S LONDON GREENOlNGER WINE A ? l?F A c T U R E D F ROM F REN CIJ ri i iA|.' MU 1 Vr JAM AICA GINGER, * 1LLE oR ANGES. Ac ?This deli< If's lev erage becomes the greatest ft?vo--)te wherever It is introduced. It is eoually palatulle, mo e whole some, and not half tne price of other forei"n wines Many physicians use it exclusively, and recom mend it to all troubled with Flatulency, Dyspep sia, Debilityj Cramps, Diarrhoea a?id iJysenterv Persons subject to Chills, or living in districts where At^ie or Cholera prevails, find its occasion al i;.*e a pieasant and admirable preventive Mixed with a little iced-water, it form- the most refresh ing and wholesome cooling drink in warm v.'cat', r that can be taken. Price 50 cents per bottle, ?5 per dozen. N B Country Druggists, Grocers. Ac., flndfhla ? ine an advantageous addition to their stock'lt's a first rate article, sells well, and gives great satis faction. Agents, STOTT A CO., Washington: PEEL I HMIp!R9'ifarandrla' CISSEL,Georgetown; J . U ALMhR, Baltimore. jy (??if dentistkyT RB DONALDSON, Dentist, late of the firm of ? Hunt A Donaldson, continues to, manufacture and Insert those beautlful|fc?S porcelain teeth, with or without gums. for specimens of which (made and deposited by the late firm; was awarded the first premium a? the Mechanics' Institute Fair. recently held in this city. These teeth are carved and shaded to suit ear h particular case, and their resemblance to the natu ral organs is so perfect as to deceive the moi>t prac tised eve. Particular attention also paid to filling and pre serving the natural teeth. Charges moderate, and all operations warranted O dice-south west comer of Scvenih/uid D streets Eentrance on D. mar 21?6m DENT1&TRY. DR. MUN90N respectfully calls public atten tion to his new, patent and ^reat ly IM PROVED method of setting Ar-WB^ tificial Teeth, with Continuous Gum -<Z/ I fTI1 f theve? PERFECTION OF THE ART. This style or Teeth has the following advantages over all others, viz: GREAT STRENGTH, CLEAN LINESS, COMFORT and BEAUTY, vising with Nature In these respects, and in some others excelling. Public inspection Is respectfully solic ited. Please call and ?ee specimens. ^ CAUTION.?No other Dentist in the District of Columbia has a right to make this style of teeth. N. B?Teeth constitutionally healthy, plumed and warranted for life. Olfii-e and house No 298 E street, near the cor ner of Penna. avenue and 14th street. ap vM?tf A CARD." MHS; E. PHILLIPS, No. 401 Sixth street, >?etween G and H streets, desires to inform the citizens of Washington and vicinity, that she is now prepared to give instructions on the PIANO KJRTE. She has taught music in some of the principal cities of the Union ami has testimonials showing that she Is fully com - Intent to discharge the duties of her profession to the satisfaction of those who may favor her with their patronage. Terms: fcio for 24 lessons, at her residence, or 812 at the residence of her pupils. je 12?eoliuj* LAW PARTNERSHIP. Robert j. walker and louis janin have formed a co-partnership tinder the firm of ''Walker A Jauln,*' for the management and argument of cases in the Supreme Court of the 1 nited States, and before the Court of Claims at Washington City. Address Washington, D C. may 10?eo3m REESE'S EAGLE PLUMBING AND GAS FITTING DEPOT. rPIlE subscriber respectfully announce* to his t-iends and the public in general that he has received the nrst lot of the celebrated IJODGI s DOUBLE ACTING SUCTION AND FORCE PUM P. 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 workn??n he prides himself to fill anv orders in the PLUMBING AND GAS-FITTING line with promptness and despatch. L_T All work done warranted to irive complete satisfaction. JOHN REESE, may 3?tf corner Gth st. and Pa avenue. CARRIAGES. press Wturon. Those desirous of purchasing *iiy of the above described articles cheau will do weU 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. FLYN N, No. 3051) *t , bet 12th and t'fth, Jy #?^m opposite the Kirkwood House. UR1TTANNIA AND PLANISHED WARE. TEA and Coffee Urns, Coflwe Grgques, Collee Biggins, Colfc* F litem. Cofi. epots, Teapots. Tea Sets, Egg Boilers. Chafing Dishes, Imperial Dish Covers, Soup Tureens, Castors, Pitchers, Cups, Lamp*. Candlesticks, Ssegar Lamps, Spit toons. Ac , ?t the Housekeeper's Furniahlng Store, 4I?) Seventh street. GEO. FRANCIS. Jy 2?(X EXCURSIONS, &c. <3BAND CIVIC & MILITARY EXCURSION OF TUB Montgomery Guards, TO THE WHITE HOUSE PAVILION, On THURSDAY, August 2d. THE MONTGOMERY GUARDS respectfully announce to their friend*, civic ? and military, that they will givetSfe^, _ .. their Third Grand Excursion to the White House on THURSDAY. August 2d, lt?56. Two Boats having been chartered for the occa asion, the tirst boat will leave Georgetown at 8 o'clock in the morning, Washington at , Navy Yard at 9, and Alexandria at The second boat will leave Washington at Q p. in , and proceed directly to the White House. The first boat will leave the White House at ? o'clock, and the second at 10 or 10,^ p. m. Fischer's excellent Cotilluu Band is engaged for the occasion. Columbus will serve an excellent Dinner at 50 cents a heod, and refreshments at city prices. Tickets!?1? admitting a gentleman and ladies; to be had of the Committee, or at the Boat on the day of the Excursion. Committee of Arrangements. Lieut Reilly, I.ieut F eeny, Sgt McEnlrv, Sgt Burk, Private Wall, Private Malone. jy 21?dte PIC NIC EXCURSION OF THK " Merry Bachelors!" TO THE WHITE HO U S E PA VIL10 A\ JILY 26, 1S55. rpilE "MERRY BACHELORS*' respectfully X announce to the public that they _ <?lf' "Ml will have a Pir: Nic on the 'Jtith '" -taut, at the White House Pavilion, andbegleav^ to extend to their fellow Bachelors, both old and voung. arid to the r st of mankind in general, an invitation to accompany them on this occasion, and help to make up a jovial party. The fane Steamer Geo. Washington has been selected to take the Excursionists down the rivei. and will leave Riley's Wharf at 8 a. m.; Navy Yard at 9; and Alexandria at a ni. In the af ternoon a second boat will leave Riluy's Wh-rf gt ?2. and Navy Yard at o'clock. One boat will return to the city at sundown, and the other at 10 o'clock p. ni. Tickets ONE DOLLAR: to be had of themcm^ bers of the Club and at the boat on the day of the excursion. There will be music and the dance, gny hearts and bright eves, on this, the first Pic Nic of '? THE MERRY BACHELORS." jy 19?d RIVERS Ac DERIOUS' GRECIAN CIRCUS! Newly Equipped for the Year 1855. WILL EXHIBIT AT WASHINGTON, On July 28, 30, and 31, and Aagust 1 and 2. This lmnit use establishment cost the proprietors over 50,000 DOLLARS. The Company is coni|>o*ed of THIBTY-FIVE PERFORMERS. Of the most talented that can be had either in En rope or America, namely: Madame Camilla (iardner, the 1'arlslan Eques trienne; Madame Wood, the great English Eques trienne; Mons. Paul Cane, from the French and German Theatres; Slgnor Blitz, the Italian Jug gler; E. Derious, the American Scene Kider; R. Rivers, the Unrivalled Principal Act Rider; E Woods, the great French Scenic Rider ; Master tieoree Derious, the Wonderful Hurdle Rider; .Mr. Geo Slomari. the Acrolmtic and Gymnastic Performer; Master Charles Rivers. General Rider and the greatest Tumbler in the world ; Mouclia chow Pedro, the youthful tioy of manv forms; Mons. Gerome. the Sampson of the World; Mons. La Borde, 15. Lewis, T Rivers, T Naml?e. R Bugle. 11 Hague, R Thompson, N . Springer and numerous auxiliaries. si<r ANTONIO CAPELENO, who has just arrived from Russia having i>een engaged at :.n enormous expense will make his first appearance in America with his OR EAT RUSSIAN BEARS. These wonderful animal jierformances through out France and Russia have astonished every be holder For full particularsof their performances see the bills. Messrs R. Rivers and F,. Deri oils beg leave to announce that they have brought from Russia and France some entire new performers. Also, new comic afterpieces, never before performed in this country. This mammoth concern comprises One Hundred and Ninety lien and Horses. The gorgeous procession will enter town or city every morning at 10o'clock, led by Mr. Withers' New York Brass and Pandean Band. Doors open al '2 in the afternoon and at 7 in the evening. Tickets 25 cents. No half price. jy 20?lot C. W. FULLER, Agent. i?7" The above Company will exhibit at ALEXANDRIA, on THURSDAY, the 2ttth, and FRIDAY, the 27th instant. Also, at GEORGETOWN, on FRIDAY, the 3d of August. BRILLIANT SAILING MATCH. rpHK lovers of this beautiful and entertaining X sport are hereby Informed that the subscriber contemplates getting up, on the oth of August, a GRAND REGATTA, Two chased Etruscan Silver Goblets will con stitute the prizes The most valuable to h* award ed to the most rapid boat in the race. The next best to bear otf the second premium. The match is to be between boats belonging to Washington, Georgetown and Alexandria. Boats having decks over 25 f??et are ineligible to entry. The proprie tors of beats must bear in mind that they cannot enter any boat not owned in the above places at this time Many boat owners are now preparing for the sport to take place on thesth August, and, from the apparent interest taken, it promises to i?e one of thr most entertaining and rechfrclte affairs ever before offered to the love-rs of boat chasing in this city. The following craft have already entered for the contest: KNOW NOTHING. WILL WATCH, (the light-heckd craft that boie off the pitcher last season triumphantly.) SKIMMER. MARTHA. GENERAL JACKSON. A large and beautiful steamer will lie chartered for the occasion, in order to afford all who desire to witness this beautiful sail an opportunity to be hold all its various incidents. Owners of l>oats, and others, desiring to enter their craft, or learn the manner and intention of the Regatta, or terms of entry, can be gratified in any manner by calling at the City Restaurant, cor ner of Pennsylvania avenue and 13th street. Fort Washington will be the distance designed by the undersigned and returning to the point of starting. Price of entry to depend upon the number of con testants -VVM. L. JONES, City Restaurant, cor. Pa. av. and 13th st. je '29?iawtf FINE WATCHES. HAVING made a considerable addition to my stock of GOLD HUNTING PAT E N T L E VERS, and LADIES' WATCH ES, of first quality, heavy 18 carat cases. Also, SILVER WATCHES for boys. I offer them at greatly reduced prices. The movements are selected with great care, and every VVatCh is WARRANTED. Persons In want of a fine timekeeper are Invited to examine my assortment. 11. SEMKEN, No 330 Pa. avenue, betw. 9th and 10th sts. mar? j ' _L^ OEUVRES COMPLETES DE MOLIERE very uumerous engravings. 81 25 Consuulo, by George Sana, 3 vols, rout engravings, 91 Physiologie du very nume Gout, par Brillat-Savarin; very numerous engravings. 37 cents jy 18 FRANCH TAYLOR. EVENING STAR. OBIGIN A2TD DE8TIHY. Amonsr those who aspired to the hand of Laura Woodville, was a young man named Percival, whose father, a poor-laborer, had. by self-denial through many years, succeeded in giving him an education beyond what was usually acquired at that time by those in the lower walks of life. When sixteen yoars of age. an attorney of some eminence, who per ceived in the lad more than ordinary ability, took hiiu iuto his office, and raised him to tue profession of the law. At the time of which wa write, Percival. who wastwenty-five years old, had already gained *>me reputation at the bur, having conducted to a successful issue several very important eases. Mr. Woodville, to whose daughter, as ha" just been said, Percival aspired, was a mer chant in rather reduced circumstances, but connected with certain i'umilies more distin guished for aristocratic pride than virtue. This connection wa-H the inoro valued in consequence of the loss of wealth through disasters in trade, und the inability to keep up thoso external appearances which dazzle the multitude and extort a homage that is grateful to weak minds. Laura, a beautiful and highly accomplished girl, was a favorite in all circles, and there were many among the wealthy and fashionable who for her personal attractions alone, were ready t> approach and offer the homage of sincere nffection. Among these was h young man named Allison, whose family had, in the eyes of Mr. Woodville, everything to render a marriage connexion desirable. But Laura never encouraged his ndvnuces in the least; for she felt for him a strong internal repulsion. lie wus wealthy, accomplished, attractive in person, und connected, both on his father's .-Mid mother's side, with some of the oldest, anil *o culled h<"?t fam lies in the (State. These, however, were not, in her eyes, at t ractions sufficiently Ktrou? to induce her to overlook qualities of tho heart. Already in her contact with the world had she been made to feel its hollowness and selfish cruelty For something more than mere fashionable blandishments had her heart begun to yearn. She felt that si true and virtuous friend was a tr^-sure beyond all price. While in this state of mind, Laura Woodville nr;t llenry Percival. A mutual regard was soon developed.which increased until it became i deep ami sincere affection. In the mean time, Allison, coniident from his. position, be came bolder in his advances, and as a prelim inary otep. gave Woodville an intimation of his views. Ihe old merchant htard him glad ly and yielded n full prosecution of his suit. But perceiving what was in the mind of the young in in, Laura shrunk from him. and all bis advances with a chitl'ng reserve that was not for a:i instant to be mi-understood. In the meantime, Percival daily gained m w fa vor in her eyes, aau was at length emboldened to declare what was in his heart. With ill concealed pleasure Laura referred the young ui.ii: to her father. As t<> the issue of the refer ence sh? had will grounded fears. 'ihe day that followe I this declaration was oue of anxious suspense to Laura. She was alone, late in the Kite moon, when her fathei came into the room wh?re she was sitting. She saw instantly what was in his mind; there w:>? a cloud on his face, and she knew that he had repulsed her lover. ?- Laura," said he, gravely, as he sat d.iwu by her side, " I was exceedingly urprised and pained to-day to receive from a young up> tart attorney, of whose family no one has ever hoard, an offer for your hand. made. tinn ed. with your consent. Surely this affirma tion was not true ?" A deep erim.-jn flushed the face of L^ura. her eyes fell to the floor, and she exhibited : igns of strong agitation. " You may not be aware," continued Mr W "dville, "that Mr. Ailison has been to uie with ? similar application." Mr. Allison!" The eyes of Laura were raised quickly from the floor, and her manner exhibited the re pugnance she felt. '? I can never look upon Mr Allison as more than a friend," shu said calmly. ?? Laura, has it indeed come to this ?" said Mr. Woodville, really disturbed. 44 Will you uisgracc yourself and family by a union with a vulgar upsturt from the lower ranks, when an alliance so distinguished as this is offered t Who is Percival ? Where is he from f. What is his origin ?" '? I regard rather his destiny than his ori gin,' replied theduughter, " forthatconcerns me l'ar more dearly than the other. I shall have to tread the way my husband goes, and not the way he has done. The past is past. In the future lies my happiness or misery." " Are you beside yourself ?" exclaimed he, rather losing his self-eommand before the ra tional calmness of his child. - No, father," replied Laura, "notbesido myself. In tho principles that govern Mr. Allison I have no confidence, uiul it is a man's principle that determines tho path he is to ireud in life. On the other hun<f, I have the luilest confidence in those of'Mr. Percival. and know whore they will lead him. This is a matter in which 1 cannot look back to see from whence tho person has come; everything dtponds on u knowledge us to where ho is goin 4' l)o you know," said Mr. Woodville, not giving the words of his child the smallest con sideration, '4 that the father of this fel|ow, Percival, was a day laborer in one of Mr. Al ii -on s manufacturing establishments! A mere day laborer ?" ??I have heard as much. Was he not an lione t and honorable man '" ?? Madness, giil !" ejaculated Mr. Woodville at this quesiiou, still further losing his self control. " Do you think that 1 am g. ing to see my child, who ha* the blood of the i' 's and K 's und W 'a in her veins, mingle it with tho vile blood of a common laborer ' You have been much in error, if, for a mo ment you have indulged in the idle dream?I positively l'orbid all intercourse with this Per cival. l)o not disobey me or the conse quence to yourself will be of the saddest kind." As her father ceased speaking, Laura rose weeping, and left the room. A deep calm succeeded to this sudden storm that had iuilen from this summer sky. But it was indicative of a heavy and more devas tating storm. Laura communicated to Perci val the fact of her painful interview with her father, and at the same time gave him to un derstand th:.t no change iu his views was to be expected, and that to seek to effect a change wouhl only be to place himself in the way of repul-e and insult. Both of these tho young man hud already received. A few months later, and fully avowing her purpose, Laura left the house of her parents and became the wife of Percival. A step like tais is never taken without suffering. Some tunes it is wisely, but oftener unwisely taken, but never without paiu. In this case the pain on both sides was severe. Mr. Woodville loved his daughter tenderly, and she felt for her father a more thun common attachment. Biu he was a proud und selfish man. Tho marriage of Lauru not only disappointed and mortified, but made him angry beyond all reason Snd self-control. In the bitterness of hi.- feelings he vowed r.over to look upon her nor forgive her. It was all in vain, therefore, that his daughter sought a reconciliation, she met only a stern repulse. Years went by, and it remained the same. Many times during that period did Laura ap proach her old home, but only to bo repulsed. At lust she was startled und afflicted with the sad news of her mother's death. In the sud den anguish of her feeling she hurried to her father's house. As she stood with others who hud gathered around, gazing upon thejlifole* form of her dead parent, sne become aware that the living one had entered the room, and to all appearances, unconscious of her pres ence, was standing by her side. A tremor went through her frame She felt faint and ready to drop to the floor. In this *-aw>n of deep affliction might he not forgive the past ' Hope sprung up within her. In the presenoc of the dead be could not throw her off. She laid ber hand gently on his. He turned. Her tearful eyes wurc lilted in his face. A mo ment of thrilling suspense ! Pride and auger conquered again Without a sign of recogni tion, he turned away and left the chamber of death. Bracing herself up with an intense struggle, Laura pressed her lips to the cold brow of her mother, and then silently retired. During the time that intervened from his marriage up to this period, Mr Percival had been gradully rising in the confidence, respect esteem of this community, and was acquiring wealth through means of a large practice at the bar. As a husband he had proved most kind and affectionate. As a man he was the soul of honor. All who knew him held him in the highest regard. After the death of his wife, Mr. Woodville fell into a gloomy state of mind. His busi ness, which had been declining for years, was becoming less and less profitable, and to in crease bis trouble, he found himself progress ing rapidly toward embarrassment, it not bankruptcy. The man whom of all others he had wished to see the husband of bis daugh ter, married a beautiful heiress, and was liv ing in a style of great eiegancc. He met the brilliant bride Occasionally and always with an unpleasant feeling. One day while walking with a gcntlemar, 1 they passed Allison, when his companion said : ?'If that man does not break his wife's heart within fiva years, I shall think she has few of woman's best and honest feelings.'' " Why do you say that?" asked Mr. Wood ville. evincing much surprise. 44 In the first place." replied the friend, "a man with bad principles is not the one to make a right-minded Woman happy. And, in the j second place, a wau who regards neither vir tue or decency in his conduct, is the one to make life wretched." " But is Allison such a man ?" "He is, to my certain knowledge. I knew him when a boy. We were schoolmates. He then gave me evidence of more than ordinary natural depravity; and from tue training he has received, that depravity has been encour aged to grow. Since he became a man I have had many ojv-ortunities lor observing him closely, and / speak deliberately when I say that 1 hold him in exceedingly low estima tion. I am personally cognizant of acts that stamp hiui as possessing neither honor nor. ns I sai.l before, decency, an d a very long time will not probably elapse befon he will betray all this to the w .rid. Men like him indulge in evil passions and selfish desires, until they lose even common prudence." "You astonish me," said Woodville, *? I cannot credit your words. He belongs to one of the best families." "Sj called, but judged by the true stand ard, I should say ono of your worst families. ' " Why do you say that r.-ktd Mr. Wood ville. evinc'?ig still more surprise. ?' The virtues of an individual make, his standard of worth. The same is true of fami lies. Decayed wood, covered with shining gold, is not *? valuable as sound and polisheT oak. Nor is a family, rai.*ed by wealth, or pry external gilding, into a high social posi tion, it not possessed of virtue, tialf so worthy of confidence an J esteem as one of less preten sions. but endowed with honorable principles. Ti c father of Mr. Allison, it is well ki. wn, was a gentleman only in the Chestcriield sense. A more hollow-hearted man never ex isted. And the son is like the father, only more depraved. Mr. Woodville was profoundly astonished All this he might have known trom personal observation, had not his eyes been so dazzled with the external brilliancy of the person con demned as to disqualify them from looking dcejter, and perceiving the real character of what was beneath the brilliant gilding. He was astonished though not entirely convinced. It did not seem possible that any one in the elevated position of Mr. Allison, could be so base as was affirmed. A few months later and Mr. Woodville was surprised at the announcement that the wit* of Mr. Allison bad separated herself from him and returned to her father's home. Various causes were assigned for this act. the most prominent of which was infidelity. Soon after an application for divorce was laid before the Legislature, with such proofs of ill-treatment and shocking depravity of conduct, as pro cured an instant release from the marriage oonstract. By this time, the pr<ud, angry father was boginniug to ace tuat nc oad probably commit ted an error. Au emotion of thankfulness that his child war- not the wife of Allison nr?>ae spontaneously in his breast, but he did not permit it to come into his deliberate thoughts, nor take the form of an uttered sentiment. Steadily the change in his outward circum stances progressed. Ho was growing old, and losing the abili'y to do business on an equality with the younger and more eager merchant* around him, who were gradually drawing off bis oldest and best customer5. Disappointed, lonely, anxious, and depressed in spirit, the conviction that be hud committed a great mistake was daily forcing itself, more and more, upon the mind of Mr Woodville. When evening came, and here turned to his silent, his almost deserted dwell ing, Ins loneliness would deepen into sadness, and then like an uubidden but not entirely unwelcome cuest. the image of Laura would come before his imagination, and her low and tender voice would sound in his ears. But pride and resentment was still in his heart, an 1 after gazing on the pensive, loving child for a time he would seek to expel the visiori. She had degraded herself in marriage. Who or what was hor husband ? A low vulgar fel low, raised a little above the common herd! Such and only such did lie esteem him; and whenever he thought of him. his resentment toward Laura came hack in full force. Thus it went on until twelve yoffls from th? time of Laura's marriage had passed away, and in that long period the father had seen her face but once, and then it wa* in the pres ence of the dead. Frequently, in the first year of that time had she sought a reconcilia tion ; but repulsed on each occasion, she had ceased to make approaches. As to her hus band, so entirely did Mr. Woodville reject him that he cast out of his mind his very likeness, and not meeting him ceased actually to re member his features, so thit if he had encoun tered him in tho street he would not have known him. lie could, "ml had said, there fore, when asked a'bout Percival, that he " did cut know him '* Of his rising reputation and social standing he knew but little; for his very name being an offence, he rejected it on the first utterance, and pushed aside rather than looked at any inlormation regarding him. At last the external t'ffairt" of Mr. Woodville became desperate. His business actually died out, so that tho expense of conducting it being more than the proceeds, he closed up his mer cantile history, and retired on u meagre prop erty, scarcely sufficient to meet his wants. But scarcely had this change taken place, when a claim ou the only piece of real estate, whieU he held, was made on the allegation of a de fective title. On consulting a lawyer he w: s alarmed to find the claim had a plausible bi sis, and that the chances were against him. When the case was brought up Mr Woodville appeared in court, and, with trembli?ur anxie ty watched tho progress of the triaL The claim was apparently a fair one, and yet i ot really just. Ou the side of the prosecution was a subtle, ingenious and eloquent lawyer, in whoso hands tts counsel was little move than a child, and he saw with d*sptfr ttret nil ^ t **f* 1 I bis FamUv ini N*vr? Journal?con tainjagag eaa be fooad tB any BlhW?le jmb4t?t?4 en Satur day morning ^ ? tnti r ' ? ? single copy, per annum tl ? .? to aim. Five copies IS W Ten copies 0 BO Twenty copies II W ICT Ca?h, tavaaiaatt m adta*cm. CjT Single copies (to wrapper*) can be procured at tbe counter, immedistelv after tbe Issue at tbo paper Price?Taasa Cawta. PniTVAiTiti wbowtuairanuvm be allowed a commission of twenty per ceat chancel were against hint. The 1<*? of this remnant of property would leave him utterly destitute After a vigorous argument oa the one side, and a feeble rejoinder on the other, the caw was about being submitted when a new advocate appeared oq the side of the de fonce. He ?ai unknown to Xr. Woodville. On rising in court there was a proTb&nd silence. Ho began by faying that he had something to say in the case ere tt clueed. an 1 as he had studied it carefully and weighed with due de liberation all the evidence which hod appeared, he was satisfied that he eould show wny tbo prosecution should not obtain a favorable de cision. In surprise Mr. Woodvillo bent forward to lirten. The lawyer was tall in person; digni fied in manner; and spoke with a peculiar mu sical intonation, and eloquent flow of language that marked him as noseessiag both talents and education of a hign order. In a few min utes he was perfectly absorbed in bis argu ment. It was clear and strung in ererv part, and tore into very taters the arguments of the opposing counsel For an hour he occupied the attention of the whole court. On closing his speech he immediately retired. Tbe de cision was in Mr. Woodvitte's favor '?Who is that?'' he asked, turning to a gen tleman who sat beside him, as the strange ad vocate left the door. The man looked at him in surprise. " Not know him7" said he. Mr. Woodville shook his head. n His name is Percival." Mr Woodville turned hia head partly away to conoeal the sodden flush that went over it. After the decision in hie favor hid been given, and he had returned home wondering at what had just occurred, he sat musing alone, when there cams a light tapping as if from the hand of a child at the door. Opening it, he found a boy there not over five or six years of age, with golden hair falling over his shoulders, and bright blue eyes raised to bis own. "Grandpa," said the child looking earnest ly into his face For a moment the old man stood and trem bled. Then stooping down, ho teok the child in his arms, and 'hugged it with a sudden emo tion, to his heart, while the long waled foun tain of his feeling gushed forth again, aud tears came from the lids that were tightly shut to rrpresj them 4'rather!'' The eyes were quickly unclosed, and there was now another present. ?My child"" came tremblingly from his lips, and Laura flung herself upon his bosom II >w changed to tbe eyes of Mr. Woodville was all. after this. When he met Mr Perci val he was even tnore surprised than in the courtroom at his manly dignity, of character, his refinement and enlarged intelligence. And when he went abroad ani perceived what he had never before allowed himself to see. tho high estimation in which he was held by all the community he was still further affected with wonder. In le99 than a year after this reconciliation, Mr. Percival was chosen to a high ofhoe in the State; and within that time Mr. Allison was detected in a criminal conspiracy to defraud, and left the commonwealth to et*oape punish ment. So much for origin and destiny. Laura was right, it concerns a maiden l'ar more to know whither her It ver is going than whence ha came; for she has to journey with him in the former and not ths latter way. TO ALL THAT VALUE THBIH 8IGHT. TT7"ISH ES to call the attention to all that suffer V? with defective sight, caused by age, sick ness and particularly from glasses Injudiciously smarted. to his superior SPECTACLES and liLASSES carefully ground by himself to a true spherical accuracy." and brilliant transparency, suited precisely and beneficially to tbe wearer ac cording to the concavity or convexity of the eye. Very numerous are the ill effects caused to th* precious organ of sight from the commencement of using glasses in not befog precisely suited, by the use of an Optometer; and tne practice of many years, enables him to measure the focal dise&ae of the eyes, and such glasses that are absolutely re quired will be f urn (shod with precision and satis faction. J T. acknowledges the very liberal encourage ment already obtained, and further solicits tbe pa tronage of those that have not yet availed them selves of his aid. Persons that cannot conveniently call, by send ing the glasses in use. and stating how' many Inches they can read this print with their specta cles. can be supplied with such that will improve their sight. Innumerable testimonials to be seen ; and lefer enc?*? given to manv who have derived tbe greatest ease and comfort from his glasses. Circulars to be had gratis, at his otfcre. Nq 51*2 Seventh street, three doors from Odd Fellows* Hall, up stairs N0BF0LK, September 7, ls54. Sir?The Spectacles you made for me suit very well, and seem to have improved my sight more than any other I have latelv tried. LITT W TAZEWELL I have tried a pair of Spectacles obtained from Mr. Tobias, and Bad them of great assistance to my si^ht, and corresponding with his description of the iocus. 1 recommend him as a skillful opti cian HENRY A WISE. Mr. J. Tobias : Sir?The pair of Spectacles vou furnished me vesterdav are particularly satisfac tory to me. Tney are very decidedly the best I possess, and 1 am the owner of eight or nine pair, carefullv selected in different places and from op ticians recommended to me on account of their trofeesional standing in England. France aud the 'nlted States I have been also pleased wltb your remarks and directions on the treatment of the eyes, for the purpose of preserving and improv ing tne sight. Respectfully, yours, CHAS CALDWELL, Professor of M. C.. Louisville, Ky. Lvscnscao. Nov ia. 1?54 Mr. John Tobias having furnished aas with Glasses, by which 1 have been greatly aided (mv vision having suffered greatly from reading at night in my earlier life) it affords me the hignast pleasure to say thai I consider him a skillful prac tical optician, and well prepared to aid those who may need his professional services WM H ROl'ZTK. Elder of Methodist Conference. Wilwihston. N C., Jan 27. Ib54. Mr. J. 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