Newspaper of Evening Star, July 28, 1855, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated July 28, 1855 Page 1
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THE EVENING STAB, jtcblished EVERY AFTERNOON, (EXCEPT SUNDAY,) , . Jtt the Star Puildimgt, earner <tf Pennsylvania acenut and Elertntk By W. D. WALLACE, Will b* served to sabseriber* by carrier* at six AND A QUARTER CENTS, parable weekly to the A grots; paper* served in package* at 77% cents per month. To mall subscriber* the *ub ??ription price is THREE doluarsand FIF TY CENTS a year in adtan'e, two DOLLARS for six months, and ONE DOLLAR for three months; for lean than three moaths at the rate of cents a week. ict SLNGLE COPIES ONE CENT. WEBER'S band! *|VHI? ow established and favorite band fur x nish music as usual for Excursions, Sere nade*, pic Nics, Parties, Exhibition*. Ac. '*c Order? may be left at Hilbus a Hitz's Music De poc,*r at the residence of the leader, four doors e&stof GeneralHenderson'sresidence, Nary Yard. Jy 23?2m . . FISCHER S B AND FULLY ORGANIZED. HAVING now completed all my arrangements for a first rate BRA8S AND COTILLON BAND. 1 am again at the service of the public to attend Excursion Parties, Exhibitions, Parades. Pic nlc*. Bails and Serenades. All those in fa vor of citizens' band are respectfully invited to en courage Our enterprise, here in Washington city. iv FISCHER, Leader. P. S?This Band, nnder my direction, is regu larly uniformed, and from a jm-actice of over twen ty vear? I can .tive satisfaction to ever)' one Residence. Pennsylvania avenue, north side, be rween N lath and Tenth streets, first door west of iron Hail. Orders left with -Messrs. Hilbus a Hit* punctu ally rti traded to. jy 14?lm* PROSPERl'S CORNET BAND. fv^his band is suitable for any and all purposes, a and is warranted to give satisfaction to all those who may l?e pleased to eugage them, either as a Brass. Reed, or Cotillon liana. Any number of musicians to be had at the *hort est notice, by applying to fr EDERIC PROSPER i, Leader, at taltavull's Store, opposite the Marine Barracks. N. B ?Order* left at Hilbus fit H itz's Music De pot will be promptly attended to. may 25?lm B SUMMER RETREAT. i.AKISTOVS PAVILION will be opeu for the reception of visitors ou the 5th of J .ily. The proprietor's table will be sup ped with the deli< acies abounding in tne? waters adjacent to blakision's Island. He hope* his endeavors to please will Insure h:in a t?har? of pntroiage from those seeking health or a little quiet from city bustle. The steamer* Maryland. Osceola, and Alice C. Price stop regularly at his landing. Terms for one week or more, st 25 per day. For a shorter time si 50 per day. GEORGE W. blaklston, Je'ifi?3m* Proprietor. T11e LONDON ST AGE. 4 vols, octavo, con taining about two hundred of the best plays id ;the language (exclusive of shakspenre"* ) A few sets or the above?second-hand copies, new oner being unobtainable?ju?t imported from Lon don. price** 50. franck TAYLOR. jy li?if AMEBICAR HOTEL, No. 4?h Fn. artnne, betwia andfitk street*, 8 HEFLEBOWER A L. T. LOVETT, raopkistoxs. )y (?6m NOTICE TO THE CREDITORS OF HALL ac BROTHER. BARUCH HALL, surviving partner of Isaac Hail, having on the tfcrth day of February, 1*55, assigned to the undersigned all the stock in tr?de and debts of the firm o? Hall A Brother, to be appl.ed to the full satisfaction of certain debts. Labilities, and engagements of said Jinn, of Hall A Brother, and the surplus to pay and distribute Ta.ea.bi. among such of the lemainlng cred itors of said firm as shall with'n six months from ?aid 'i?th dav of february. le.15, execute and de liver to said Baruch Hall till and absolute re lease^ of all indebtedness to them respectively by ?aid Barueh Hall, surviving partner as aforesaid Notice is therefore herebv g'ven to such credi tors of said Una of Hall a Brother, or said Bar ich Hail, surviving partner, as may desire to partici pate in the benefit of said assignment to execute and deliver to said Baruch Hall full and absolute releases as aforesaid, within the period of *u months ironi said &*th day of February, i's55. RICHARD WALLACH, Trustee, je 11?eot A u m COFFIN WARE ROOM, fcc. I WILLIAM PLANT a CO., UNDERTA ? KERS?residence 11- Seventh ?ireet, between G and H streets Interments procured in any ground ??r cemetery Coffins, Caps, Shrouds, Carriages. Hearse, and every article for interment* of uie best quality furnished at short notice, on the xuost reasonable terms, and at all hours of the night Uaving the exclusive right of Crump's Pateo' Corpse Preserver, we guarantee to keep the dead for any length of time. jy 11?ly LAND WARRANTS LOCATED. THE subwriiters will locate Land Warrants either in Ohio. Indiana, Illinois or Iowa, and and give a correct description of 'h? land located If. upon examination, lhi? description proves in co??t, they will themselves lake the laud, giviug fc-r it another warrant for the saine quantity. One of tne firm resides in the West, and will give the business his personal ^uperinteudance. MILLER a BROWN, ?th st., opposite Post Office, Washington. jy 13?es?3in "FOR POOR AND laboring MEN. ^m ALL BUILDI NG LOT** of 10 feet or more, in various parts of the City, and gsorghown, at low prices, ana term* to suit. LLOYD A CO. BUILDING STONE, For sale, deliverable at the Canal, or Wharves, la Washington, Georgetown, or Alexandria. LLOYD a CO. 15th street, opp. Treasury Department. Jy**? 'y CARRIAGES?carriagks. i H AVE now on hand, and constantly finishing, a a very large assortment of Pleasure and Family carriages, of the latest fishioii*, vhiclr I will sed as low as the same quality of work can be sold in any of the principal markets of the unitad State*. The subscriber is now dealing exclusively in Carriages of his own manufacture, and all work sold by him will 1* warranted, and compare favor ably with any work in this market. As I always keep a large assortment, 1 Invite purchasers and others to examine my stock befuie pure basing else where Carriages built to order. Old Carriages taken in exchange, or repaired at the shortest notice. THOMAS YOUNG, Sign of the Golden Horse, No. 4i.*j pd. avenue and 4 street. may 1?eoiiiu fair hill boarding school for GIRLS, S-indy Spring. Montgomery tounfy, M<t. rphe ninth teiui of this Institution will com a mence on the loth day of the ninth month fcptember) next. Circulars containing the needful Information In r?gard to the School can be obtained bv those who dostre it, |,y addressing, at Olney Post Office, Montgomery county, Maryland, R. S. kikk.or wmti faro U it A R Refer to jno. T. Towers, Lambert Tree, W. D. i Wallach. je 30?iiiwifw IMPORTANT T?? PERSONS breaming up housekeeping. PERSONS removing from the city and wishing to dispose of their Pumiture and Housekeep ing Utensils. ac , without the trouble of sending them to public auction, can do so by calling ou us at our store, 31? Pa. avenue, corner of Vth street, as we are prepared to buy all such goods as may he offered. he isekeepers and others will do well by calling ?'i. us as we will pay the hlgheal cash p. ices for ah i jch good*. WALL, BARNARD A co je7?tom 317 pa avenue, GREAT BARGAINS LADIES', GENTS' MISSES'. A CII1L dr h vs BOOTS A nd slio k> ? the, ? i.i r i??-r has r? inov?-d to tk??- s;,^e on the] corn- r of Twentieth street a.id Penn>ylva-^ nia avenue, where he 1* selling his present Well-assorted stock of BOOTS A shoes at great ly redm rd price* All persons in want of those art;- les will find ifta their advantage to call before purchasing elsewhere. -H SLOAN, Corner of 10th street and pema avenue. may 1?3m ' - r 7? SZ ? - .. ? ,? to the runjuic. . GRAY'S neutralizing CORDIAL! THE GREAT BOTANIC RKilXUT' ptr olarrhaa. Dyvntery, ?nd Summer Com plaints of Children caji w had at t CHAR les KPOTT a co.t!, . jvnasytvanta arenue. tbl* pmiaratlon i* unsurpassed for the above di*asw*. no fhmily should be without it dnrlng tue wmrmr sonanri when the above dincnsat art ac ptevaieut It is uartiraiaily is- cuuuendea for c&udren. Price 'z5 cent* per botue ? ^ Prepared and sold by JAMES GftAV. .j no 3 Water street, Baltimore, md iv lt^2w 1n 1 u tlltu fli ? NO. 801. JOH* B. IL7AXS. W1LL1A* THOMPSON. ELYANS * THOMPSON, CHALERS I* HARDWARE, COACH TRIMMINGS, fcc., No. 326 Pennsylvania avenue, between Ninth and Tmth sis, Washington, D. C. HOUSE FURNISHING HARDWARE. Britannia, German Silver, Albata and Silver Pla ted, Tea, Table and Dessert Spoons arvers and Forks^ Steels, Knives with and with out Forks Brass, Britannia. Block Tin and Plated Candle sticks, Shovel and Tongs, Waffle Irons, Sad Irons Manila and Bell Metal Kettles, Furnace*, Grid irons, Ovens, Ac. ? m . BUILDING MATERIALS. Rural Cottage, ?loset. Cupboard,Chest, Till, Tad and Trunk Locks Shuttle. Door, and Blind Hinges,Screws. Cut and W'rough t Nails, Bolts Brad's Shutter Screws and Stubbs, Door Spring*, Handrail Screws, Door Knobs Bell Pulls, DOor Sheaves and Rail, Ac. CABINET MAKERS' GOODS. Hair Cloth, Curled Hair, Moss, Gimps, Sofa and Chair Springs Venitian Blind Hooks. Rack Pulleys, Roller Ends Brackets, Furniture Nails Glue, ColBn Handles and Screws, Diamond Screw Plates, Ac CARPENTERS' GOODS. PlaneSj Saws, Drawing Knives, Spoken haves, Chisels and Gouges. Plane Irons Augers, Braces and Bit's, Boring Machines, Ham mers, Hatchets, Devels Bevels, Squares, G nag en. Axes, Ac. BLACKSMITH A 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 Frames, Lamps, Inside Linings, Lining Silks, Damask, Seaming Cords Tufts, Tassels. Buttons, Tacks, Fringes, Laces, and Plain and Enamelled Canva-s Russia Duck, Enamelled Leather. Dash Leather, Ac. ELVANS A THOMPSON, )e 1?6m 3Jt> Pa. avenue. CANAL PACKET LINE TO POINT OF ROCKS. THE Canal Packet CONGRESS having been thoroughly repaired aud puU tn first rate order (the machinery! being removed and horse power substituted) con tiuues making her regular trips between George town and the above place. The Boat will leave the wharf of W. H. A II. G Ritter for Point of Rocks on MONDAYS, WED NESDAYS and FRIDAYS at 7 o'clock a. in: and the Point of Rocks for Georgetown on TUES DAYS, THURSDAYS and SATURDAYS at the same, hour, stopping at the different landings alo.ig 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 II. Seneca at 1, Edward's Ferry 3#- Monocacf5k, Knowiau's Ferry 6, and Pojnt of R? ks at ? o'cl'k p. m. Returning, leave Point at 7 a. in., Know Ian's Ferry at 7)*, Monocacy 9, Edward's Ferry 11, Senet a 1, G reat Falls 3)f, and arrive at George town at 7 p. m . Fx??age through either way S'2. Meals served regularly on board the boat at mod eratejprices. CHARLES MERRILL, Capt. PEEL'S LONDON GREEN GINGER WIRE \f ANUFACTU RED FROM FRENCH 1*1 GRAPES, GREEN JAMAICA GINGER, SEVILLE ORANGES, Ac ?This delicious lie v erage becomes the greatest favorite wherever it is introduced Itiseauallv palatable, more who'e some, and not half tLe price of other foreign win*? Many physicians use it exclusively, anil recom mend it to all troubled with Flatulency, Dyspep sia. Debility, Cramps. Diarrnua and Dyieuter}. Persons subject to Cnills, or living in distilt ts where Ague or Cholera preva.ls, find its occasion al use a pleasant and admirable preventive. Mixed with a little i< ed-water, it forms the mo?t refresh - ing and wholesome cooling drink in warm weather that can be taken. Price 50 c^-uts per bottle, S5 per dozen. N B. Country Druggists. Grocers, Ac., find this Wine an advantageous addition to th*ir stock, it's a first rate article, sells well, and gives great satis faction. Agents, STOTT A CO., Washington; PEEL A STEVENS, Alexandria; C1SSEL, Georgetown; J . BALMER.Baltimore. Jy 6?tf DENTISTRY."" D B DON ALDSON, Dentist, late of the firm of lV? Hunt A Donaldson, continues manufacture and insert those beautifiu porcelain teeth, with or without gums. far specimens of which (made and deposited by the late firm) was awarded the first premium at the Mechanics' Institute Fair, recently held in this city. The**: teeth are carved and "haded to suit each particular case, and their resemblance to the natu ral organs Is so perfect as to deceive the most prac tised eye Particular attention also paid to filling and pre serving the natural teeth. Chrj-ges moderate, and all operations warranted. ?iffloe southwest corner of Seventh and D streets. Eentrance on D max 21?6m DENTISTRY. DR MUNSON respectfully calls pa bile aUen tion to his new, patent and great ly IMPROVED method of setting Ar-J nflcial Teeth, with Continuous Gum, , - - - the very PERFECTION OF THE ART Thi. style of T?e?h has the following advantages over art others, vix: GREAT STRENGTH, CLEAN LINESS, COMFORT and BEAUTY, vieing with Nature in thene respects, and in some others excelling. Public Inspection Is re* pectf ully nolle - ited. Phase call and see specimens. CAUTION.?No other Dentist in the District of Columbia has a right to make this style of teeth N. B.?Teeth constitutionally healthy, plugged and warranted for life. OtHre and house No. 229 E 6tr?et. near the cor ner of Penna. avenue and 14th street. _ap ?tf A CARD. MRS R. PHILLIPS. No. 401 Sixth street, between G and H streets, desire* to inform the citliens of Washington and vicing, that she is now prepared to give instruetlons on the PIANO FORTE. She has taught music in some of the principal cities of the Union and has testimonials showing that she is fully com petent to discharge the duties of her profession to the satisfaction of those who may favor her with their patronage. Terms: #10 for '21 lessons, at her residence, or *12 at the residence of her pupils. Je 1*2?eoflm* LAW PARTNERSHIP. Robert j. walker and louis jam in have formed a co-partnership under the firm of 44 Walker A Jauin," for the management and argnment cf cases in the Supreme Court of the U it ited 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. rpHF. subscriber respectfully announces to his J- friends and the public 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 Metrr oolitan Mechanics' Insti tute, and is now prenii-ea 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 nrid?* himself to fill any orders in the PLUMBING AND GAS-FITTING line with promptness and despatch. lET- All xrork done warranted tojjlve complete satisfaction. JOHN REESE, may 3?tf corner 6th st. and Pa. avenue. " carriages. I 11 AVE on Land some haadsome light and con v en lent family Carriages and Bug-r " gies. A two horse Carriage and press Wagoa. Those desirous of purchasing any it the above described articles cheap will do wvQ to call on th* tulncriber Iroinwlla-elf, a* J am a* 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 soanner. S. FLYNN, No. 906 D st., bet. 14th and 13th, Jy 0? Ian opposite the Kirk^ood House. BRITTAKNIAAFID PLANISHED WARE. fflEA and Coffee Urns, Coffee Greques. Coffte I Hltfflna, Coffee Filters, C?tf'eeputa, TeapoU, Tea AetT Egg fi&uers, ChaHi.* Duhea, Imperial Dish Covert, Soup Tmeens Castor* Pitchers, Cups, Lamps, Candlesticks, Segar Lamps, Spit Ltaun?,.?c..etthe Housekeeper'sFornlshing Store, ^4?. Seventh ?Mt, GEO. FRANCIS. TO ALL THAT VALUE THE IB SIGHT. WISHES to call the attention lo all that snfTei with defective sight, caused by aire, sick ness and particularly from glasses injudiciously sela:ted. to his superior SPECTACLES aiul GLASSES carefully ground by himself to a true spherical accuracy, and brilliant transparency, suited precisely ana beneficially to the wearer ac cording to the concavity or convexity of the ave Very numerous are the ill effects caused to the precious organ of sight from the commencement of using glasses In not being precisely suited, b\ the use of au Optometer; and ths practice of mam years, enables .him to measure the focal disease of the eyes, and such glasses that are ab.-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 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 iefer ences given to many who have derived the greatest ease and comfort from his glasses. Circulars to be had gratis, at bis office. No. 512 Seventh street, three doors from Odd Fellows' Hall, up stairs. Norfolk, September?, HI. Sir?The Spectacles you made for Wie suit very well, and seem to have improved my sight more than any other 1 have lately tried. LITT. W. TAZEWELL. I have tried a pair of Spectacles obtained from Mr. Tobias, and find them of great assistance to my sight, and corresponding with his description of the focus. 1 recommend nim asa skillful opti rian. HENRY A. WISE. Mr. J. Tobias : Sir?The pair of Spectacles von furnished me yesterday are particularly sa:isfac tory to me. Tiiey are very aecidedly the best I possess, and I am the owner of eight or nine pair, carefully selected in different places and from op ticians recommended to me on account of their Erofeesional standing in England. France and the nited States. 1 have been also pleased with your remarks and directions on the treatment of the eyes, for the purpose of preserving and improv ing the sight. Respectfully, yours, CH.\S CALDWELL. Professor of M.C., Louisville, Ky. Lynchbukg. Nov. 10, IsrA. Mr. John Tobias having furnished me with Classes, by which I have been greatly aided (mv vision having suffered greatly from reading at ni^ht in my earlier life) it affords me the highest pl?;asure to say that I consider him a skillful prac tical optician, and well prepared to aid those who may need his professional services. WM. B ROUZIE, Elder of Methodist Conference. Wilmington, N. C., Jan. 27, l-">4. Mr. J. Tobjas: Dear Sir?I am happy to say that the Spectacles which 1 obtained from you las't week are entirely satisfactory. From an inequal ity in the visual range of my eyes, 1 have-hereto fore found great difficulty in getting glasses of the proper focal distance. It affords me pleasure to state that, by the aid of your optometer, this diffi culty has been happily obviated so that the glasses you furnished me are decidedly the N?*t adapivd to my eyes of any 1 have ever yet used. Very respectfully, vours, K B DRANF., Rector pf St. Jar~.es' Parish. Department of lntcr!or. May 7. 1855. Fro?n natural defects an*J the unequal range of mv eyes, I l ave been compelled to rye glasses for several ycarj. I have tried dilierrPl optloinci without obtaining glasses perfectly fittea to my eyes. Fo<:r months since Mr T joIts mnd" two pairs especially for me, which I "have fou.id to serve me perfectly. Bv the use of b is optometer he i's enabled to adapt Glasses misutelv to the eye I most cheerfully recommend Mr Tobias to all having occasion to use glasses, and bear my testi mony as to his skill as an optician. HENRY E BALDWIN. Assist. Sec'y to sign Land Warrants. jy 18?tf FINE WATCHES. HAVING made a considerable addition stork of GOLD HUNTING PAT ENT LEVER*.and LADI ES WATCH ES, of first quality, heavy 1* carat cases. Also. SILVER WATCHES for boys. I offer them at greatly reduced prices. The 4h wements are selected with great care, and every Watch is WARRASTRO. Persons in want of a fine timekeeper are invited to examine my assortment. H SEMKEN, No. 330 Pa. aveuue, betw. 9th and 10th sts. mar X OEl VKES COMPLETES DE HOLIER E very numerous engravings, SI 26 Consuelo, by Georg<%Sana, 3 vols, very nume rous engravings, ?! Physiologie du Gout, par Brillat-Savarin ; very numerous engravings, 3v cents. Jy 1-j FRANCK TAYLOR GEORGE F. KIDWELL Ac CO., . DEALERS IN ALL KIWD8 OF COALS AND WOOD. FOURTEENTH STREET, (opposite Frank lin Engine House.) have now on hand every article in their line, which will be sold at price* to suit the times They solicit a share of public f>atronage, pledging themselves to give satisfac tion to all. N. B.?A cargo of White and Red Ash Coal (art oai > wi 11 be sold low if ordered from the wharf. jy ftt?eolm* NATIONAL MEDICAL COLLEGE, WASHINGTON, D. C. THE thirtv-fonrth annual course of Lectures will commence on MONDAY, the 22d of October, 1655, and end on t^e 1st March, ldotf. FACULTY. Thomas Miller, M. D., Professor of Anatomy and Physiology. Wm. P. Johnston, M. D., Professor of Obstet rics, and Diseases of women and children. Joshca K iley, M. D., Professor of Materia Med ica, Therapeutics and Hygiene Jno. Fekd. May, M. D , Professor of the princi ples and practice of surgery. Grafton Tylkr. M. D.. Professor of Pathology and practice of medicine, and of clinical med icine. Lewis H. Steiner, M. D., Professor of Chemis try and Pharmacy. Edward M. Scott, M. D., Prosector and De monstrator. THOMAS MILLER, M. D.. Dun. Like most similar institutions in Europe, the desks from which the regular lectures are given, and the words for clinical instruction are under the same roof, The entire expense for full course loctures. .S90 Practical Anatomy by the Demonstrator.... 10 no .Matriculating fee, payable only once 5 U0 Graduating expenses 26 to Admission to tne medical and surgical clinic with out charge. The lectures will be ?iven in the afternoon and evening, thereby enabling those engaged In busi ness during the morning hours to attend For further information address THOMAS MILLER. M. D., Dean of the Faculty. N B.?Medical students desiring situations as resident student in the Washington Infirmary, (which is the clinical department of the National Medical College.) are requested to make applica tion by letter to Joshua Riley. M. D., Curator of the Washington Infirmary, who will give any in formation that may be desired. It is unnecessary to state the great advantages of a residence in a hospital for clinical instruction. Those making early application will have prece dence. Six are to be chosen before the 1st of Oc tober. jy S?eotNovl

SEALED PROPOSALS FOR FUEL, S Office of U. S. Penitentiary. ) Washington, July 10, 1856. J KPARATE PROPOSALS will be received at this otflce until noon of the first day of August, 1855, for furnishing the prison with 125 cords of half seasoned good oak Wodd, of me dium size and free of lop wood 20 cords good pine Wood 60 ton* red ash anthracite Coal. The wood to be delivered upon the Penitentiary Wharf, and theroal in the prison yard THOMAS THORNLEY, Jy 11?eotAugl Warden CURE FOR HOT WEATHER. * RNY'S ICE CREAMS, CAKE, and WA TER ICES, lor which he was awarded a' Mtdal by the Metropolitan Mechanics' institute, is highly lecommenoed for the above Will be seut to any pnrt ef the Dlstrkt free of charge send >our owUrc to 64 Bridge st , Georgetown. Jy* 1 **1 * EXCURSIONS, &c. tlltBSIOl OF TBS NATIONAL GUARD, TO PINEY POINT, On THURSDAY, Angnst 2d, 1955. TWE NATIONAL GUARD take pleasure In announcing to their friends and _ -? ^ the public generally that they have JnlSJfiEiC il'n'ifvT *"dcommodious.^!! steamer ? I*4> UOJ/A 1 , August X, iw 1 .as Excursion offers attraction to all claw?,? the invalid, business man. young and old, lad and lass, and they are most confialiy invited to go with the Guard and enjoy the delights of a pure salt water bath, feast on the many aqnafic delicacies of th* Point, or mingle in the enjoyment of the in?rry dauce. Being desirous of rendering this Excursion one of unallowed pleasure to our friends and patrons, the number of tickets wiU be limited, and the Committee have determined on no account to per mit any improper persons on the boat. The boat will leave the Wharf at the foot of 11th street. precisely at 7 o'clock a. m. and Alexandria at T V o'clock, and arrive al the Point at an early hour, remaining there several hours, and return to the city about 12 o'clock p. m. It l>eing important to save time the boat will not stop at the Navy Yard. Arrangements have, however, been made to have omnibuses in waiting toconvey passengers from the Navy Yard to the boat; also for their conveyance to their homes on the return of the boat. The price of tickets have been fixed at the low rate of I'WO DOLLARS for the round trip ad mitting a gentleman and ladies. Prosper! s full Gaud is engaged. Refreshments, including dinner and Supper, will be provided by an experienced caterer. Sir Hammersly, at citj^prices. LLEUT. E. S. ALLEN, s<rr. c r. rishop, CORP'L L. JONES, jy 85?td Committee. FIRST ANNUAL GRAND MILITARY, CLUB & CIVIC EXCURSION OF THE Washington Highlanders, TO THE WHITE HOUSE HA VILlOX. WEDNESDAY, Aug 1, 1*55. T?K WASHINGTON HIGHLANDERS re A spectfully inform the public that they will ?ive their first Annual Excur-^eiiL^ sion ou WEDNESDAY, August 1st. The swift and splendid Steamer George Wash ington will make two trips on this occasion. She will htfve at the following hours, viz : First boat leave Georgetown at 9 a in ; Washington, at 10; Navy Yard 10}*, and Alexandria at 11 a m IE7* Iu consideration of the request of numerous friends in the Government Departments, the '-se cond boat'' will leave Washington at 4 p. m and Alexandria at \%. Returning, leave the White House at 7 and 12 o'clock. LC?" Fischer's celebrated Cotillon Band is en gaged, who will be supported throughont the dav and evening by the Company's Highland Bag Pipes, lately imported from Scotland, in the liana of a skillful performer. As the Piper will be dressed in full Highland costume, it is requested that all members of the Company who have their uniform complete will dress in the same mapner Columbus will serve up Refreshments in his best style at City prices. Dinner SO cents; Supper '15 cents. Coaches will be at the Wharf on the arrival of each Host to convey |>assengers to the city. Tickets ONE DOLLAR?admitting a gentle man and ladies; to lie Lad of the members cf the Ccmnaiiy and at the boat on the day of the Ex cursion. Committee of Armis'intnis. Capt Bain. Sgt P tin, Mr. Plant Col Sgt Flood G. W. FLOOD. Secretary Washington Highlanders, jy 21?TuThSMT'uSt GP.ANO CIVIC & MILITARY EXCURSION or THK Montgomery Guards, TO THE WHITE HOUSE HAVjLlOS, On THURSDAY, Angust 2d. THE MONTGOMERY GUARDS respectfully announce to their friends, civic /*[?*'"' ^ and military, that' they will L'ive ? heir Third Grand Excursion to the \Vhite~~1 louse on THURSDAY, August :Jd, 1?455. Two Boats having been chartered for the occ asion, the tirxt boat will leave Georgetown at 8 o'clock in the morning, Washington at , Navy Yard at It, and .Alexandria at ? V. The second boat will leave Washington at 2 p. m , and proceed directly to the White House. The first l>oat will leave the White House at 7 o'clock, and the second at 10 or 10 V p m. Fischer's excellent Cotillon Band is engaged for the occasion. Columbus will serve an excellent Dinner at 50 cents aJiead, and refreshments at city prices. Ticketxgl?admitting a gentleman and ladies; to be had of the Committee, or at the Boat on the day of the Excursion. Committe*. of Arrange mmtt. Lieut Reiily, Lieut Feeny, Sgt McEnirv, Sgt Burk, Private Wall, Private Malone. Jy '21?dtfc BRILLIANT SAILING MATCH. THE 'overs of this beautiful and entertaining sport are hereby informed that the subscriber contemplates getting up,on the 3th of August, a GRAND REGATTA. Two chased Etruscan Silver Goblets will con stitute the prizes. The most valuable to be award ed to the most rapid boat in the race. The next best to bear off the second premium. The match is to l?e l>etween boats belonging to Washington, Georgetown and Alexandria. Boats having daks over 25 feet are ineligible to entry. The proprie tors of boats must bear in mind that they cannot enter any boat not owned iu the above places at this time. > Many boat owners are now preparing for the sport to take place on the6th August, and, from the apparent interest taken, it promises to be one of the most entertaining and rechtrckt affairs ever before offered to the lovers of boat chasing in this city. The following craft have already entered for the contest: KNOW NOTHING. WILL WATCH, (the light-heeled craft that bore off the pitcher last season triumphantly.) SKIMMER. MARTHA. GENERAL JACKSON. A large and beautiful steamer will be chartered j 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 boats, 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 bv 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 thenwwifc^r of con testants WM. L. JONES. City Restaurant, cor. Pa. av. and l&h st. je 29?2awtf GRAND EXCURSION. THE TEACHERS OF ST. PETER'S SUN DAY SCHOOL respectfully announce to the citizens of Wash-^CSife^^. iugton; that they will give their secoud excursion to the WHITE HOUSE on MONDAY, July 30. The safe and splendid steamer George Wash ixcto* has been chartered for fhe occasion. The boat will leave Seventh street wharf at Sjf, and Navy Yard at 9 o'clock a. m.; returning be fore dark. Weber's Band has been engaged for the occ? sion. Dinner and Refreshments will be served at city prices Tickets SI, admitting a Gentleman and Ladles; single tickets 50 cents; children 25 cents?to be had at John F.Ellis' Music Store, Dr. Walsh, ,N avy Yard, and at the boat on the morning of the | excursion. jy l<t?eotd DENTISTRY. DR. V. SHINN, Graduate of the Philadelphia College of Dental Surgery, respect fully Informs the residents of George-J town and its vicinity that he has loca 'ed himself amongst them for the purpose of prac tising his profession. Omce 121 Washington st., above Bridge street, Georgetown, D. C. je 2>?d2mAeoim* GENTLEMEN'S UNDERGARMENTS. WE have a large and fine assortment of Si:k, Guuza, Merino and Cotton Undershirts, lin en and cotton Drawers, White and colored Shirts, Hosiery, Ac , which we are now offering at vsry low prices \ WALL A STEPHENS. MB Pu. -ave., neat door to iron Hall. Jy 11?tf iNtwsj \ EVENING STAR. _ EXCITEMENT ABOUT 4 WITCH. [From the New Orleans Crescent of July 1? ] A few days since, rumor* spread that tin. or three German gin***, generally known as wood pilferers and blackberry picker*, and who occupied a miserable liftle shanty on the ucntilly Road near the junction of Laharpe street?a long way in the rear of the Third Uutrict?were neither mot? nor le*t than witches, of Satan s choicest brand. Wonder ful and thrilling were the stories circulated of their mysterious doings, though no evil ha* yet been traced to them. Numerous person? ' ared that they saw the hags brewing in ferual dec.-ctions in a hole iu the ground/back of then shanty; also that the boy saw them en gaged in a witch dance?all hopping round on one foot, and making extraordinary leaps in the air, a gardener lining in the neighborhood solemnly declared that he saw the chi.-f witch ?an old beldame named Elisabeth Suther land?come flying out of her chimney, heels foremost, and that she snorted flames of livinir fire from her nostrils. We. would never have believed that stories like these could obtain credence with any ! ft buj il,U ** *ctu?J *nd melancholy fact hat hundreds of people, comprising represen tatives of the varied colors and nationalities j of peo^e in the old third, believed them so far ! as so trudge all the way out to the Ridge to I r?*lthemaelvcB. This was on Friday axd Saturday last. It was a curious sight to nee I these people collecting around the mysteriou. j chanty, at a respectful distance, climbing into ^ trees and upon fences, and every other avail | able ennncnce, to watch, with suppressed 1 breath and straining eyes, the movement* of j the women whom they verily bc!ie\ed to be ' daughters of the devil. The women grat ified the curiosity of these visiters by cutting . up various senseless didoes, which was iuter j preted into living proofs of the demoniac pre ? acnee, and at the superstitious always enlarge I upon what they *?e. the stories they told on ? their return caused still larger crowds to J out on Sunday. " The fences became bo crowded with specta : tors tuat they broke down in several places; | and so all-absorbing was the desire to net J without going near, that number'climbed ur on a house in the vicinity, and remained there ?sjme going and others coming throughout the day, always in spite of the owner's re monstrance, and the danger of the roof break ! luK J-he unlucky ruralist found his prem ises invaded as by a swarm of human locusts, whom he found it impossible either to coax or I drive off. i)a Monday, the furore increased. The fences, trees, and house of the unlucky neigh bor were besieged by a crowd that could not have consisted of less than a thousand people The old women kept up their antics, going in and out of their shanty, and cooking. a> wa? ?uppoi*l, all sorts of unnatural things iu the hole in the ground. How long this excite ment would have oontinued, there is no tell ing, for the owner of the besieged house, fear ful that the roof would give way beneath the crowd, an<! Icrfag all p.-tienco. r&me intl> (he pMfee-oSM and prayed fJr the arrest of the I cO-cailed witches. Secgcaat Jobn.-<.n accordingly sallied r ut and captured tbe chief witch. Elisabeth Sutt - I erland. m^-h to the astonishment and adnu ration of the crowd there a.-*)inbled. Tb< I erouJL 01 cowso, fcUwnt to the guard-h- r I .:nd nft?T tlio old tv-?man was lacked up. coi ? tinned to hang about the pi 1Ce undc- the tame superstitious spell wl.ich ha 1 lured them ''?J1 lt'Kid go and detained them there, j T.ie officers at the station found the crowd u I nuisance, and made repeated endeavors t<' drive them away, but without lucref* At I midnight, one of the officers, a little more wair gi-h than the rest, went out and gravely t?.'cJ ? crowd that the witch had escape'd 01 charging into a cat and leaping through th? window bars of her ceil, leaving h< r hnrrar skin behiud ; in proof of wnidi ho Utid ut -ouicthing which in the dark might as we'l have t?een such an article a- not. This had the effect of sending part of the crowd away; but considerable numbers, who Wouldn t be lieve such a cock-and bull as that, remain ed about the guard house till breakfa?t time yesterday morning Then the crowd re I assembled, and was so great and bothersome that Recorder Suezeneou had to post officer* about the building to keep the sidewalk dear ; the court-room being as crowded a? a I pot-pi^. | The Recorder, after questioning the old wo I man for a while, concluded that she was only human, and had gono a little craiy from pick ing blackberries in the sun ; so he gave her over to some charitable people of the Second district, who took an interest in her from the strange stories of which she was the heroine. The old woman, it seems, proteases to be a for I tune-teller, and told several fortunes, good and bad, to the officers of the court, by read ing the lines in their hands. Taking the hand of Sergeant Johnson, who had arrested her. she scanned it closely for a while, then look ing at him with a wild eye and holding up a skinny finger, she said solemnly, "Young man, vou will not live long !" At tnis a shudder ran through the erowd * Johnson is said to have turned pale, but thii we don't believe; and several idlers ran home for the purposo, it was supposed, of writing petitions to the Police Board for the exi e ie.1 vacancy. After the old woman left, the crowd gradually dispersed. When we were down there, at 10 o'clock, there were still su perstitious faces lingering about the building ; and we were not a little surprised and amused by the tall darkey who stays at Recorder Ra mos's office?a real intelligent, sensible fellow, as we thought?asking us to find out and let him know, for good and earnest, if the skin of the witch was still in the cell! We knew long ngo that there were all sorts of people in the Third District; but we never suspected that superstition reigned so largely among them Unexpected Developement of a Woman's Bights A recent number of the Courier de l'Eure contains the following marvellous piece of in telligence: " A very singular phenomenon occurred in Xeaufles, at the cloee of the thunder storm on Wednesday last The lightning struck a lit tie girl about seven years of age, completely changing her sex, and transforming her into a little boy. The lightuing did not directly strike the child, but reached her by what is termed a return shock, which will explain why his or her body exhibits no bums or scars. " An observer, who devotes his attention to electric phenomena, writes us, in connection with ttkis fact, that he has ascertained, by means of an electroscope made of gold leaf, that the clouds from which the storm of the 13th instant burst forth, were charged with negative or resinous electricity. Consequent ly, the child must have been charged at that time with positive or vitreous electricity. But this phenomenon, which apneared so extraor dinary, and which wc should never have dared ' to insert in our oolumns had not reliable per sons vouched fbr it* authenticity, is sot with out a parallel. " In a work entitled "Singularities Soientif iques," (1760) vol. 2, p. 17, we find an account of a man affected with strabismus, which was rectified by lightning; and alao, of a young womsu, deprived of the use of her left eye by an injury to the transparent cornea, who re covered the use of that eye from the effects of a stroke of lightning, and lost the other. These facts the author remarks, may perhaps be ex plained by the extreme sensibility or the re tina. Bat, however little we may know of the extraordinary and unexpected effects of elec tricity, it is possible tocomprehend the strange phenomenon which has been related to us " Ex MadtmoseUe S - > ?ow beoone i THE WEEKLY 8TAB. 1 * * ' ' taiale* ? giwlw wtety ef tolwwtime T*dtag thM ou be found i A Uf alb* i W day Booming. nun. Single eepy, par annum ?i ? TO <Ll?. ............... is on Ten ronW S 00 Tvrmty copies .....15 00 117 Ci4K, IITilUtlT II aSVSNCB. CZ7" Sinjrleoopia?(tawmpper?/can be procured at the counter, Immediately after tb? Issue pf the paper Price?Tears Curt who act a?a*entawUl beaBownd a cmmMm of twenty per east. of the miRraliDC gender. rare for tka d*e^m fort occsstoued bv a thorough shaking op, la to excellent health. The atrange?t thing con nected with the whole affair is the stupefaction of the parent*. The phenomenon, which s?ein* like a miracle to them, torn* all their idea* topsy-turvy, and deieuges all their plan* f >r while they were saving up to tmw a dowry for their daughter, the* ought to have been thinking haw to lay by money to bur a aab stitute f?r their ton, when be should be drawn in the conscription. What a promising com menccment of a oaraer. We tremble tv think of the complications which this aocident might have occasioned. had the victim, instead of a child, been a married woman, or the mother of a family/' ETTBOPE nr A TBAN8ITI05 8TATE. [ Troin the Philadelphia Letter ) It is now more than two cent one* since the great English rebellion firwt stirred the ele ments in the politieal cauldron of Europe It is nearly two-thirds of a century since the French revolution shook society to its founda tions over the whole continent. Even the most careless observer of historical events is satisfied that mighty changes are if progress; that the knell of feudalism, aristocracy, ?nd olaas legis lation. has been sounded, Lut there are few who venture to predict the end. We shall not attempt to be prophetic. where so many of tho wisest shrink baca, but neverthelew a rapid summary of past facts may throw light on coming eventualities If we study the coune of eventa since what is called the dark age- vanished, we shall find that the genetfel result has been a weakening of the aristocratic element in society Tho feudal era found fhe few paramount and tha many slave*. Tiers ware lords and vassals, but no middle class. There ware kings in name, but not in fact. The real power was the castle, and not the throne. Uugh Capet, the founder of wha' afterward became tho Bourbon dynasty, was but the first of tho French barons. In liermauy. even up to our owu time, the Emperor was elected by a few oligarchs, and this while the laboring popula tion had really no rights. Except when the church interfered against oppression, the peo ple had no protection from outrage or wrung. The monarch was either the tool or the victim of the aristocracy. The masses were invaria bly its slaves. The breaking up of these feudal tyrant* haa been the mission, ao to speak, of the !a?t fire centuries. It began almost simultaneously in England and France. The policy of Louis XI. in the latter, and the wars of* the Roses in the farmer, gave the aristocracy a blow from which they never entirely recovered, litnry VIII , despot as he is e >n*ideml, wan a tyrant only tothe < ligar.'hy, afact which explains hia being a popular idol. In England, the revo lution of 1669 restored the nobility to a chief portion of their power, which they have suc ceeded in retaining, in a great measure, to the present day. though now it is evidently tottering to its fall. In Fraace, Richelieu completed the destruction of the political im portance of the aristocracy, though much of their privileges and a portion of their influ ence survived the lull of the Baslile. Tha revolutions which Ua^ been tbua g'ing on for several generations in France and E;.gland, began in the last century to show their nppea* auce all over Europe. The policy of Ausuia has been to break down the nobility, to ren der them mere pag>-antc. t? leave no power in the Sfa^e but an absolute monarch. Vnder ?Lis policy she toasentc 1 the servile ia-urr'"' tions in Uallicia, and subsequently gcverneJ berse'f ia her conduct toward Hungaiy. Tha Kussian Czars, in a s mil&r manner, are en deavoring to sap tho strength of the B^yars. in Prussia, liie change has already takeu piace. so ttiai the kiag hns notliii.^ to tear trotn his noble*. Throughout Europe, there fere, the traneitinn is taking place, or ha? al ready taken place, from the raie of afeudtl aristocracy to thaf of a nearly lrrespon-^'e m"nan'!i. For, a* yet. th* m>w*e* have gained compar ative little political power, however their influence and their social condition had been impixved in England, the government is still aristocratic, but it i* oue thatoontiuu ally widens it* bane, and thus, in time, the whole people will probably gain their rights. In France, where power as yet oscillates be tween de*i>olisin and anarchy, little has been secured, exoept the extirpation of aristocracy and the recognition of popular suffrage lu Gallicia aud Hungary, the ouum)* have ob tained no political advantages, but they have been generally elevated from the condition of serfs to freemen, with the addition of being made owners in fee of small farms. Eveu in Russia, the peasantry have beeu enabled to improve their condition, in oonseouence of the struggle going on between the Csar and the nobles. While in Prussia, tha edueational system, extorted from the throne, under tha pressure of national slavery, has elevated tha people to a platform, from which, sooner or later, they can eehieve their independence We oonsider tha system uf absolutism in Europe, as at present existing, as ouly a tran sition to a better state of things. It was ne cessary to destroy the aristocracy and create a middle class before the masses could rise to freedom. The means by whioh this has been effected have varied in different countries, but the result has been, or will be, the same sub stantially. The old ground had to be cleared off before the new race could be run. Wo have full confldenoe that the result will be, in time, a glorious M&cess for liberty. Tabobiibb of tub Law ?The following communication appeared in the Balttmorw American of Friday : " Messes Editobs : Some time aince I no ticed a paragraph in your paper, copied from a Boston paper, to the effect that Judge Shaw, Chief Justice of Massachusetts, in oadiiag th>? first case on his docket, stated that he had brought that suit himself, some twenty-!!*" years before, while he was a practitioner at law. " The last voluma of the Maryland Reports, just published, shows two still more remark able case* In the case of Worthington vs. Bullitt, ft Md Rep. 172, Judge Mason com menced the opinion of the court in these words: ' This proceeding had its origin in transactions that took place near forty years ago, and the bill itself waa tiled as far back as a quarter of a century. Thus it will be seen that we aro required to deal mainly with the acts and do ings of those who are now no more. Most of those who were participator* in these proceed ings ia their origin?the oourt, parties, coun sel, witnesses, and officers?have passed from the active scenes of the fallible oourts of this earth to {he solemn, silent, and unerring tri bunals of the other world.' By this decision, too. the case was not settled, but reiaanded for further proceedings. 44 And in the ca<e or Murphy vs the Patapf co Insurance Company, in the same books, Mr. Reverdy Johnson, jr., stated, in the course of hia argument, tint th? suit h*d brought by his father while he was yet an infant in hia * a n ?? nurses arms A ?? ryA contract has just been made with Messrs Bottom, Tiffany k Co., uf Trenton, to erect an iron "hot tower in the city of New York It Will be a very imposing structure, and extend to an altitude of 340 feet. Thi* will be the first tower of the kind, and of iron in the United States The same manufactu rers have also oontraeted to introduce iron in to tha mint of Philadelphia at almost every point where wood is now used. The object* two fold?safety and durability. cy Prof. Youatt, of England, in eaaas of fersons bittern by mad do?s, it is stated, haa ealed more tnan four hundred cases with muriate ef silver, and not one had any symp* Waa of hydrophobe.