Newspaper of Evening Star, August 21, 1855, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated August 21, 1855 Page 1
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the evening star, TLMLlilkMM EVEKY AFTEKNOON, (EXCEPT SUNDAY,) jl tkt Star Bnildingt.ttntT ?/ Ptmujlwmi* a[M?? Md Eleventh strut, By W. D. WALLACE, W 01 be leriti to subscribers by carrier* at 81X A QUARTER CENTS, payable weekly to the Agents; paper* served la package* at 37# ^ t per month. To mail subscribers the sub scription price Is THREE DOLLARS AND F IF TV CEN TS a year In srfoaacs, TWO DOLLARS f*g six months, ud ONE DOLLAR for three months; for leu than three months at xe rate at cents s week. j^SINGLE COPIES ONE CENT. to CLVM. Five copter .. 91 00 Tea copies ? M Twenty coplss. U7 Cask, irtUUIlt i* a>tuci 1IT Slnglecoetes (hi wrsppsv*) ?aa bs , st the counter, tiw?>dlstrty after the \mmmt of the paper. Prlr^-THsss f mm Posthastes* who art jm>< a coeamlsston of twrnty pef i NO. 821. f JH5 *? *LVA*8. WILLIAM THOMMOI. ELVANS fc THOMPSON, BliLtU n HABDWABE, COACH TBOTIHGf, *?., Jlo. 346 Pennsylvania a?f*?e, ton??ee Kintk Trnth stt, Washington, D. C. house furnishing HARDWARE. Britannia, Herman Silver, Albata and Silver Pla ted, Tea. Table and Dessert Spoors Carvers and Forks, Steels, Knives with and with out F orks i Britannia. Block Tia and Plated Candle sticks. Shovel and Tongs, W&Se Irons, Sad IroiU' _ jtaslln and Bell Metal Kettles, Furnace*, Grid Irons. Owns, *c. building MATERIALS. Hual 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 Stubbs, Door Springs, Band rail Screws, Door Knobs pell Pulls, Door Sheaves and Rail, Ac. CABINET MAKERS' GOODS. gall Cloth, Curled Hair, Moss, Gimps, Soft and Chair Springs Venltlan Blind Hooks, Rack Pulleys, Roller Ends Brackets, Furniture Nails glue, CoCto Handles and Screws, Diamond Screw Plates, Ac. CARPENTERS' 0OODS. Planes. Saws, Drawing Knives, Spokeshavas, Chisels and Gouges, Plane Irons Aogers, Braces and Bltts, Boring Machines, Ham mers, Hatchets, Deveis Bevels. Square*., Guages, Axes, Ac. BLACKSMITH a COACH MAKERS' GOODS. Black and Brik'bt Springs, Axles, Felloes, Shafts, Spokes, Hubs, Bows, Poles B&gh Runners, Silvered and Brass Bands, Stump Joints, Stump Collars, Top Props Caitaia Frames, Lamps, Inside Lining?, I-intng Silks. Damask, burning Cords Tufts, Tassels, Buttons, Tacks, Fringes, Laoes, and Plain and Enamelled Canvass ftasslaDuck, Enamelled Leather, Dash Leather, tc. ELVANS A THOMPSON, ft I?6m 320 Pa. avenue. JEWELRY. HSEMKEN. JEWELER. 330 Pennsylvania ? avenue, between 9th and 10th streets, has just received a new supply of richly-chased Fruit a&d Leaf Jewelry, consisting of Pin and Ear R ings; also, a variety of magnificent Mosaic and Cameo Jewelrv. which heolfersat <zready reduced prices. 27" Diamonds remounted, Jewelry of any de scription made to order. Enameling done. Gold Pens repoin ted. Coat of Arms and Cresses engraved oa stone and metal. jy 31?tr GLEN WOOD C EMETERY, Office Ms. 2 U Pa. are., corner 10th street, (OVER TBI SAVIJIO'S BANK.) fllHIS CEMETERY is laid out on the plan of 1 the celebrated Greenwood, 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. Tuis Company have secured a charter from Con gress. appropriating their ground forever to burial purposes, making a fee title to the purchaser, and prohibiting all encroachments from legislation or otherwise, which is of va<t importance to those who wish their dead to repose where they have pU-ed thein, for it has become a custom in all other cities when the burial ground becomes valu able for other purposes, to sell It, and throw the dead promiscwusly into one large pit, and legal measures cannot prevent it, as no titles are given to the ground. N. B ? Otfice open from 10 to 12 o'clock a. m., where Pamphlets, containing the Charter, By Law*, and a map of the ground, and all other in formation, can be obtained All orders left with Mr. James F. Harvey, No. 4l0Seventh street, or any other undertaker, will be prsmptly attended to. je Id?ly SUMMER RETREAT. BLAKIPTON'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 de!i<acies abounding in theJfiJL waters adjacent to iliikiston's island. He hopes his endeavor* to plea-e will insure him a Share of patronage from those seeking health or a little quiet from city bustle. The Steamers Maryland. Osceola, and Alice C. Price stop regularly at his landing. ^ TEEMS. For one month $30 00 F or one week or more, per day 1 00 For a shorter time, per day 1 25 A good band of Cotillon Music Is engaged for the season from Washington. GEORGE W. BLAK1STON, je 23?in> PwptMHt. ASSSI (Ta n hote l , No. 4M Pa. ??:??, felttaien 4U ind 6tk ttrttts. S. HEFLEBOWER A L. T. LOVETT, runtiiou. if B?6m COFFIN WAREROOH, Ac. J WILLIAM PLANT A CO , UNDERTA ? KERS?residence li-* "5 'venth Street, between U and II streets. Interments probated in any ground m cemetery CoAus, Caps, Shrouds, Carriages, I Hearse, and every article for Interments of | the beet quality f-'rnlshed at short nctlce. on the most reasonable terms, and at all hour of the atght. Haviny the exclusive right of Crump's Patent Corpse Preserver, we guarantee to -eep the dead fbr any leagUi ef time. jy 11?ly DENTISTRY. D B DON A LDS O N, Dentist, late of the firm of a Iw Hunt A Donaldson, continues to f manufacture and insert those beautiful J ' porcelain teeth, wlui or without gums, for specimens of which (made aud deposited by the late firm) was awarded the first premium at the Mechanics' Institute Fair, recently held In this city. These teeth are carved and shaded to suit each particular ease, an<f their resemblance to the natu ral organs Is so perfect as to deceive the mo&t prac tised eye. BtParticular attention also pdd to illlng and pre serving the natural teeth. Charges moderate, and all operations warranted Office southwest corner of Seventh and D streets. Ken truce oa D. max il?6m DENTISTRY. DR MUNSON respectfully calls public atten tlon to his new, patent and great iv IMPROVED method of setting Ar-AMKSH iy IMPROVED method of setting tificial Teeth, with Continuous Gum, the very PERFECTION OF THE ART. This! ale of Teeth has tne foil iwiag advantages over others, via: G It EAT t? l'KLN GTH, CLEAN LIN ESS, COMFORT and BEAUTY, vieing with Nature In these respeols, and in some others excelling. Public inspection Is respectfully solic ited Please and see specimens. CAUTION ?No other Dentistin the District of Columbia has a right to make this style of teeth. N B ?Teeth constitutionally healthy, plugged and warranted for life. o*ce and hoo* No E street, near the ooc ner of Penna. avenue and 14th street. ap *-tf BRITTANN1A AND PLANISHED WARE. Cups, Lamps, Candlesticks, Segar I .amps, Spit toon*, Ac., at the Housekeeper's F?r^hlagStere, 490 Seventh street. GEO. FRANCIS. IV t-lt MAJ. JAMES'S .niLITARY DIC'TION irv. l,yoo pages, scarce, S3 50 Capt Daeketl's feclinoiug icai Military Diction ary, German, English and French, 1 vol., Cam pb^'s?N aval History of Great Britain, 8 vol, Mem->Tr^f0Admini Sidney Smith, by Sir John Barrow, F R S.. * vols, octavo, f 1 75 The Military Force of Great Britain, by !<-? <^n C. Dupin, i vols, octavo, 1 W McArtuuron Courts Martial, 8 vols, o< ' ;vr> n.,< Tytler on Miliary Law and Courts Martial, 1 vol, octavo, finely bound, 1 75 Aye on Conrts Martial, 1 vol. 50c w ? The Military AcU and Articles of War, by Major Hough, Judge Advocate, Ac, 1 vol, octavo, 1 50 Glennie ? Memoir* of Campaigns, Battles, Ac , 1 vol, octavo, 3 25 Orinkwater's Slegs of Gibraltar, 1 voLWc Vchimruer's Sieges of Vienna. 1 vol. Wtc Heaie's Manual of Military Geography, I volume, British Military Biograpty from Alfred to Wel lington, 1 vol, <5 c?ruts Lieut Col Jebb. Royal Engineers, on slrsagth euin* and defeudia* .miliary Posts, Houses 4 4l^?? Woods, Walls, Ac , I vol, many siufraviuvs. 75 cauls. ittS- FRANCK TAYLOR. G' WEBER'S BAND. rpHIS old established and favorite band for A nlsh music as usual for Excursions, Sere nades, Pic Nlcs, Parties, Exhibitions, Ac., Ac. Orders may be left at Hilbus A Hitz's Music De pot. or at the residence of the leader, four doors east of General Henderson's residence, Navy Yard, jy 23?2m PROSPERl'S CORNET BAND. THIS Band is suitable for any and all purposes. A and is warranted to give satisfaction to all those who may be pleased to engage them, either as a Brass, Rml or Cotillon liana. Any number of musicians to be bad at the-short est notice, by applying to FREDERIC PR03PERI, Leader, at Taltavull's Store, opposite the Marine Barracks. N. B.?Orders left at Hilbus A Hitx's Music De pot will be promptly attended to. | may 25?im BOOT AND SHOE STORE REMOVED. 1EORGE BREMER has removed his well known Gentlemen's BOOT AND, SHOE Store and Factory from 11th street, W between Pa. avenue ana E street, to Pa.f 1 avenue, afew doors above Wlllards' Hotel. He is prepared in his new premises to give satls faction to all. G B. has by dint of great care in purchasing hi* stock, emploviny none but A No. 1 workmen, and by his capacity to fit his customers so as to have his work set very easy on the foot, while it al* ways exhibits the most fashionable style, earned a reputation in his business second to that of no otner custom-work boot and shoe maker in the Union. He solicits the patronage of all. and his terms will be most reasonable to all. Jy 18-tf SILVER WARE. HSEMKEN. 390 Pa. avenue, between 9th and ? loth streets, offers his large stock of pure Silver Ware, consisting of Coffee and Tea Sets, complete, Sugar Bowls, Cream Goblets, Cups, Spoons and Forks, and a magnificent assortment of richly chased fancy silver ware suitable far gifts, at reduced prices. Persons In want of any of the above articles are invited to call. Being mostly of our own manufacture, we war rant it sterling. \rr Silveiware of any design made to order at short notice. Partict^lar attention is paid in get ting up Testimonials, Premiums, Ac. au 1?tr ' ,? FANCY HAIR ORNAMENTS. HSEMKEN. JEWELER, ? No. 330 Pa av., bet. 9th and 10th sta., is prepared to make to order any device that may be suggested such as Flower Bouquets, Bracelets, Breast Pins, Ear Rings, Chains, Crosses, Rings, Chartelains, Ac. Also, Jet Ornaments for sale. Persons may rely upon their own hair be ing ased. jy 31?tr SOMETHING TO OLD AND YOUNG. PROFESSOR WOOD'S HAIR RESTORATIVE J OIL?, ? fects upon the human hair and scalp, has already obtained a celebrity and sale perfectly an paralleled. It has without the ordinary appliance THIS preparation, although less than two years before the public; owing to its wonderful ef "ias all rfectly yappll used for such purposes, won its way, and been heartily welcomed to most of the cities and towns in the United States, the Canadas, and the West India Islands. Nor is this result surprising^ when it is remembered that its popularity is based upon its merits, solely as established by actaal tests That this preparation will actually Restore gray Hair to its Natural Color, produce a luxuriant rowthupon the heads of Uiebald, prevent the air from falling off, and when used as a tonic ar ticle, produce a continual flow of the natural fluid aud thus render the hair soft, glossy and wavy, destroy diseases of the scalp, ana expel dandruff the certificates of distinguished gentlaaien ana ladies in every part of the country who have tried it, and therefore speak what they know, most ful ly attest. That bv a proper use of this Restorative tne hair can be made to attain and retain its natu ral color to almost any age slotted to humanity, by removing the cause of omase from the scalp no matter how long standing?the concurrent tes timonials of the press and the certificates of nu merous respectable individuals of both sexes, to the use of tills cnrati ve, as well as of the recom mendations of editors and certificates before alhi ded to, can be had of all agents. Bkookfikld, Mass., Jan. 12, l&fif. i Paot. Wood?Dear Sir?Having made trial of your Hair Restorative, it gives me pleasure to say that its effect has b en excellent In removing in flammation, dandruff, and a constant tendency to itching, with,which I have been troubled from childhood, and has also: estored ?uy hair, wnlch was becoming gray, toi is original color. I have used no other article, with anything like the sanw pleasure and profit Yours, truly , J. R. BRAGG, Pastor of Orthodox Church. Brookfield. Carltls. 111., June 517. 1963. 1 have used Prof. O.J. Wood's Hair Restora tive, and have admired its wonderful effect. My hair was becoming, as I thought, prematurely gray; but by the use of his "Restorallve" it has resumed its original color, aud I have no doubt, permanently so. SIDNEY BREESE, Ex-Senator United States. Pxor. Wood :?Dear Sir?My hair commenced falling off some three or four years since, and con tinued to do so until I became quite bald. I tried all the popular remedies of the day, but to no ef fect, at last 1 was induced to use your celebrated Ha'.r Restorative, and am very happy to say it is doing wonders I have now a fine growth of young hair, and cheerfully recommend Its use to aU similarly afflicted A. C WILLIAMSON, 133 Second street. Address O J. WOOD A CO.. Proprietors, 316 Broadway, New York, and 114 Market street, St Louis, Mo C. STOTT A CO , wholesale and retail Agent, Washington. T. W DYOTT A SONS, General Wholesale Agent. Philadelphia. Pa au 1?ly FIRST WARD LIVERY AND SALE STA BLES. ? IN announcing to the public of Washington that I have taken possession, by purchase, of the above Stables, on G street, near the War Department, (lately occupied by A. Schwartz.) I wish to inform them that It will oe entirely conducted by myself and that all orders left upon the premise* will be attended to punctually with elegant Carriages and careful drivers. The Riding School will be con ducted by a professional equestrian and perfectly docile horses; having stated hours for lady eques trians, in private or public, as they may prefer. Particular attention will be paid to corses kept at LI very in his establishment. Persons requiring open barouches or family m rtagftt, can be saBsiactorily accommodated, well as those desiring riding horses for gentlemen or ladles. FR1EDERECK LAKEMEYKR, Jy *1?3 m Ageat. PEEL'S LO NDON GREEN GINGER WINE MANUFACTURED FROM FRENCH GRAPES. GREEN JAMAICA GINGER SEVILLE ORANGES, Ac.?This deliciousbev erage becomes the greatest favorite wherever it is introduced. Itise some, and not half I Many physicians use ft exclusively, meuaittoall troubled with Flatulency, Dyspep sia, Debility. Cramps. Dlarrhua and Dysentery. Persons subject to Cnills, or living in districts where Ague or Cholera prevails, find Its occasion tff^jss^sssasxs-jssf Ing and wholesome cooling drink in warm weather that can be taken. Price 50 cents p?r bottle, *5 per dozen N. B Country Druggists, Grocers, Ac., find this Wine an advantageous addition to their stock It's a first rate Vtlcle, sells well, and gives great satis, faction. Agents. STOTT A CO., Washington: PEEL A STEVENS, Alexandria; ClSSEL.Geonretowi J. BALMER, Baltimore. Jy?-tf* 0 ONE HUNDRED MORE F those superior Magnolia Hams, and proba bly all that will be received this season, they are cured in Maryland according to the old home stead receipt, the quality of which is unsurpassed if equalled, by any other ever introduced here. To be had only at my start. Also, a fresh lot of that peculiarly fine selected and standard Black Tea at 50cents a pound, which 1 have introduced. It it sold only by myself and is now extensively knovrn in the District. New comers and others who have not yet used it are re ferred to the lrading members of the Faculty of Washington and Georgetown. Samples furnished gratuitously. Biy Water at '25 cents per bottle, or f*J 75 par dozen. For bathing purposes it is as cheap as common spirits. Mint, Laveuder, and Blackberry Cordials, the very articles for the prevalliag epidemic. Maple Sugar, Freah Prune*, Ao., with unstu* ; aissd varieties of choice family Groceries Z M. P KING, Few steps northeast Jackson Stain*. EDUCATIONAL. GEORGETOWN COLLEGE, O. C. THE next seiwion of this Institution will com mence on Monday, the3d of September. The preparatory department and collegiate course are both conducted by able and < xf :ricnced Profes sors, who devote themselves to the moral and In tellectuai advancement of those confided to their cart;. A large and spacious building has Just been completed to be used' exclusively for the accom modation of the younger st.ident*. Their d ?rmi torv, play grounds, study hall, class rooms, Ac., will be entirely distinct from those of the other students, and officers especially assigned will at tend them In their pastimes and preside over their studies. A complete separation will thus be ef fected between the younger and older students, the advantages of which must be apparent to all those who have the least experience in the educa tion of youth. The observatory of the College, its extensive Philosophical apparatus, rich and vuied libraries, and Cabinet of Minerals, Geological Specimens and Shells, afford to the Students of this Institu tion advantages rarely to be met with. B A. MAOUI RE. an 6?dim President. THE WESTERN~ACAI>EMY, Crner Seventeenth anil I streets, Washington. 4 SELECT SCHOOL will be opened on the ?*?- first Monday in September, for boys. Number limited to twenty-five. For particulars see circulars at the Bookstore, or call at the School Room after August 22d. Jy ?eo6w* 8. L. LOOMIS, A. M Georgetown female seminary. THE next Annual Session of this Institution will commence on Monday, September 3d Punctual attendance is requested, ana application for admission must be early made Catalogues, with course of studies and terms, to be had on application to the Principal. au 8?eotaeplO WILLIAM J. CLARK. M. A. TYSON A SISTER'S 2 EM ALE SEMINARY T OR DAY PUPILS, Fstreet, bet. 12th and 13th, Washington THE duties of this Institution will be resumed on the 15th September, and, in connexion with the above, they wish also to inform their pa tions and others that they Intend opening aneo tablishment for boarding pupils on the 1st of No vember next The latter is situated on the railroad and turn pike, sixteen miles from the city, and two south cast of Laurel village For particular*, clrcu!ars may be had at the principal bookstores in Washington and Balti* more. au 4?d4t&eodtSeptl5 . MISS ROSA MOORE'S SEMINARY. THE duties of this Institution will be resumed on Monday, September 3d For terms, Ac., apply to the Principal, No. 351 Sixth street, between II and I. au 15?eolm HUNTER'S ACADEMY. THISInstituton will be open in Forrest Hall, Georgetown, on Monday, "JTth August, for the reception of pupils. The cour-e of Studies will '?mbrace a thorough English education. The La Mn and French langui^es will also be taught if desired. Particular attention will be paid to the moral character of the pupils, and none will be retained wnose conduct mav have an unfavorable, influence upon the other pupils. CHA3. S. HUNTER OeTrgetown, Aug. 11?eot27th UO'.RUING AND DAY SEMINARY FOR YOUNG LADIES, Mrs. GEN. T. T. WHEELER, Principal. ?*?1HE duties of this Institution will be resumed A on Monday, th? 3d of September, at the cor nnr of Bridge and Washington streets. Entrance for Pupils on Washington street. .Mrs. Wheeler re- pectruliy .solicits a continuance of *he patronage sfc" has ?oliberally received from ? the pic lie, anl for wbiCh she tsnders her sincere Circulars ca:i be chained on application to the Principal. ' au 13?eotm H . L I N D 8 L E Y, DSALER IN IEAL ESTATE AND LAND WARRANTS, SAINT PAUL, MIN TERRITORY. Lands bought and sold through OUT THE TERRITORY. Taxes paid, Collections made. Drafts cashed, and the highest Prices given for Land Warrants. 9overnment Lands located with much care, and if deairtd, the profit and losses shared tqually at th> expiration of five ye?.rs The Lana at that tlrae to tie sold, unless otherwise agreed upon, and ore half of the cunent value ->f the Warrant at the time of entry, and half of th - expense of locating to he deducted from the subscribers' interest. To wishing to locate Warrants entirely on tfcelr own account, the charge will be, for forty a<rr?$15; eighty acres. 8'-iu; one hundred and sixty acres, 825: and will receive with their title, a plat and description of the jind. R BY KR STICK* : Mivjibsota?Gov Willis a Gorman; Ex-Gov Alex. Ramsey; Hon. J. T Rosser, Sec. M. T.j Messrs. Ames A Van Eltei,, Attorneys at Law; Messrs. Morton 4. Pace, Whc-iesale Druggists. Baltikorb?W P. Prestc-n, P-sq., Attorney at Law; Richard C. Bowie, Esq., Com. Merchant; Messrs. Deur, Norrls A Co.; Me?srs. McCleese ft Bam. Washi.hoto:i?Hon. W. W. Seaton ; Hon. J T. Towers, Mayor; Hon. Judge J. Bryan; J. C C. Hamilton, fiaq., Attorney at Law; Col. Wm Hickey; Col. J. Riley; Messrs. Taylor A Maury. Messrs Lewis, Johnson A Co . Bankers; G. C Grammar, Esq., President Patriotic Bank. Jy 17?eo3m NATIONAL HOTEL, NORFOLK, VA. B. B. WALTERS, Proprietor. HAVING purchased the above well known es tablishment, 1 respectfully inform mv friends and the traveling public, that the KB house has been thoroughly reno a'ed andJSB newly furnished throughout, and is n-w open foi the reception of permanent and trans.cnt b. ard ers. I return my sincere thanks to my friends and the public generally for the liberal patronage ex tended to me for tile la*t twenty-ihice years, and respectfully solicit a continuance of the same, as suang them that nothing will be left undone tc make them at HOME while sojournl lg at the Na tlonal. N B.?A four-horse stage Coach leaves the Na tional Hotel every Tuesday, Thursd ly, and Sat urday for Elizabeth City, N. C. au 10?lm B B. WALTERS. GEO. H. VAHNELL Jt J. W. MANK1NS, House, Sign and Fancy Paint* rs, WOULD especially call the attention of the public to their specimens of Fancy Signs, to be seen at all times at their place of business Persons building and repairidg would do well to give ns a call as we are determined to use every exe lion on our part to give general satisfaction. Place of business on Louisiana avenue, between Sth and 7th streets, north side, next to the Varnum Bunding. Old Glazing promptly attended to. au 14?dtf FANCY GOODS, TOILET ARTICLES, Ac. rE invite attention to our large stock of Combe, Brushes, Pomades, Extracts, Cologne, Bay Water, Ac., which we are prepared to offer at greatly reduced prices. Also, constantly on hand a general assortment of Fancy Goods, tans, Gloves, Hosiery. Ac., to gether with a fashionable stock of millinery. to which additions are constantly being made of the

newest and most desirable styles. The attention of the ladies is particularly invited to this depart ment of our business, which is under the charge of Miss Thompson. HUTCHINSON A MUNRO. Jy 5??tf 310 Penn ave., between 0th A 10th sta. PURE BOSTON ICE. A PLENTIFUL supply of the above Indispen sable article will be kept on hand throughout the season, at the "Eldorado House," Pa. avenue between 3d and streets, where families resid ing In the neighborhood can be supplied in large or small quantities, at the lowest rates. CLEMENT REYNOLDS. N. B.?Choice Wines, Brandies, Cigars, Ac. Dinner*. Suppers, Ac., supplied in good style, as usual, at ahortest notice. au 7?eolm HOWARD'S t). b. SUPREME COURT Report*, vol 17, Just published md for sale by F RANCH. TAYLOR. . _Jy SHIRTS?SHIRTS.?We have Just received a lar^e and fine assortment of Gentlemen's tmul quality white and colored Shirts, which we will dispose of at the lowest New York prices. WALL <fc STEPHENS. 3?2 Pa. aveune, next door to Iron lull. ? u2??f . BLAN k BOOKS uf all kinds and sizes for sale at mi usually low prices, jy a* FKANCJt TAYLOR. W EXCURSIONS. Ac. excursion and pir nic ?OE TH* BK5KFIT OP St. Mathew's Sunday School, TO THE WHITE HOUSE PAVILION, On WEDNESDAY, An* 'Wlh. THK Teachers of the School takepleasarMn an nouncing to their friends a'td ^ th? public generally that thev Mv. JMBfiT? 4? chartered the safe a.>d commooious steamer Geo Washington, and will give an Kxeurslon anu rtc Ni- to the While House oh the above named day Tue teachers pledge lhen?elvt? no pain* or ex pense shall be spared to inake this one of the best excursions of the season. Scotts Band has l*en engaged for the occasion Dinner and reftvsbme ts will be st rved by Wm Coke, iu a superior style Por the accommodation of those persons who do not wish to spend Ihe wbol- day down the river, the l*??t will make two trips; leave Geotve town at o'clock, Washington f?#, Navy Yard 9, and Alexandria at t.? fti Afiernoon, leaves Wa hlnoton at 2, Alexandria It to:t Returning, will leave the White House at t> and 10 o'clock p m. ... Tickets 50 cents- Children half price; to be had at the following places : J. I- Kl 'well, George town; R R Avlmer. corner Pa avenue and ?/th street; Jno P. Ellis, Pa avenue; Mar.in P King l>ruueist, l*a avenue, near ?hiid st : William A Kent edy. Tth st ; and l>r F. S. Walsh. Navy Vard.any of the Committee, or at the 11 oat on the day of the excursion. Omnibuses will leave the Northern Liberties" .Market at 8 o'clock a in, and p m., and will be at the Wharf on the return of the boat Geo Harvey, J as Li Anderson, Richd Itridget, NN m Dalton, Jas Jirdinst^n, Jas Pilling, Jos A Keefer. Thos W illiams, Thomas Casstl. iu 13,18,21,23,25,27,25 GRAND EXCURSION or TUE AMERICAN RIFLEI?EN, TO f 1NEY POINT, On THURSDAY, August 2.t, 1^4. 'PHE AMERICAN RIFLEMEN take pleasure A In announcing to their friend * ? M-rj! .X and the public generally that they have charteed the svifl limI splendid steamer BALTIMORE, fur the purpose ?. f i-ivinj an ex cursion to that favorite watering j>1 ice, PINEY POINT, on THURSDAY, August 33d. Owing to tl>e disappointment of ' ."iv persons to accompany the la e excursion to Pm. y Point, iu consequence of the crowded state of the boat, and as so many persons are d"hirou . of visiting 'hat far famed watering place, as w-il as to view thebeantifu! scenerv along our majestic river and Lay, the American Riflemen have been prevailed q)on b/ their friends and the citizens uenerallv. ti? v?-r an excursion, on Tuursua/. the "_3d, when an opportunity will be give ? to all who may avail themselves, to enj v a ric^. tieat. Arrangements nave been n: de with the captain rf the boit to be at Plney Point at 3 o'clock, when anyone visaing to partake of the hospitalities of the Mansion, the invigorating bath, or the d lie i t ies of the season, a fine opportunity will be af forded. Being desirous of giving malefaction to our pa trous we have (positively) limn' >1 the number of o*:r tickets to be sold, and the Committee have determined on no account to permit any improper ;>ersons on hoard the steamer The boat wi'i leave the wharf a* the foot ef 11th street it ti# o'clock, so that we will Ik* enabled to reach Washington at 12 o'clock p. m. Wiii stop at Aiexa aria at o clock. It being impor ant to save time, the fcoat will not stop at the Navy Yard Arrangements Lave, however, been mideto have Omni busses in wait ing to convey pen-on^, frcm the Navy i ;>rd and Georgetown to tne boat,.5.ii>o for their conveyance to their hom^s, ou th" return of tht* excursion Tne Riflemen have ilxe 1 the price of ri< kets for the round trip at the ?< W i?.it of 'J'WO L?U L?? LAKH, udmittin / n gentleman ai;?l two ladles, to be had of thp Committee, or at the beat on the j morning of ffe excursion. A fine band Is engaged for the ocenslon RefreshmcnU?. including Dinm r an Sapper, wilLbe provided by an experienced caterer, si city prlcec. Committee of Arran^tments.^ Lieut. R. T. Knight. Private Jno. Y. Donn, Ensign Chas. Kemble, Private 8. W Connor. Snr^t Wm. Gibson. aa 14 CBATTD riEELEZTrS A'TD CIVIC E\CUKt?lO!* AND FIC SIC or tux Franklin Fire Company, TO THE WHITE HOUSE PAVILIOy THE members of the Franklin Fire Company take pleasure in announcing to ^gii. - the Firemen, their friends and Ihe^^X-r-tei-i public generally that they have- cheiiered i'-e safe and commodious steamer Geo. Washington, and wi'lgive a Grand Excursion and !Mc Sic to the W HITE HOUSE PAVILION, on WEDNES DAY, August 2ad. The Company pledge themselves that no trouble or expense will be spared to make this one of the most pleasant, gay, and reektrche Excursion of the season. A celebrated Cotillon Band ba* been r*>?faged for the occasion. Dinner and S'ipper will be furnished by an ex perienced caterer For the accommodation of thoie persons who do nc>t wish to spend the whole day down fhe river the boat will make two trips I/eave Georgetown at ft oMo< k, Washington at 9, Navy Yard at , Alebandrlaat 10 Afternoon leaves Washington at I ft Alexandria fit o'clock* Returning, will leave the \Vhlte House at 6 and aiid 10o'clock p.m. Tickets, admitting a j*entleman and t\-o ladles, #1, to be had of the Committee of Arrangements, aEd at the boat on the morning of the Excursion. Omnibussea will lt-ave th W? st Cnpicol (iate, Western Market, and No.them Liberties Market at half-past eigi t o'clock a m. Committet of Art an et merit t. Rob'tE Doyle, J Williamson, G R Crossfleld, J B Mediey, L R Thomas, P J Newman, J M F Hough, Alex Talt, Jno T Coumbe, 11 Eckloxf. an 3?law2w&dtd RLESE'S EAGLE PLOIBISG AND GAS FITTING UEPOT. I^HE subscriber respectfully announces to his friends and the public in general that be ha* received the first lot of the celebrated DODGE'S DOUBLE ACTING SUCTION AND FORCE PUMP, which received the SILVKR MEDAL at the late Fair of the Metropolitan Mechanics' Instl tuie, and is now prepared to furnish all who may favor him with a call. His stock of GAS F1XTU RES are unsurpassed in the District. With his corps of competent workmen he prides himself to Mil any orders in the PLUMBING AND GAS-FITTING line with promptness and despatch. 1L7" Ail work done warranted to give complete satisfaction. JOHN REESE, may 3?tf corner 6th st and Pa. avenue VEW BOOKS JUST HECE.VED AT JOE Shlllingtsn's Periodical Depot. The Escaped Nun, or Disclosures of Convent Life the Confession of a Sister of Charity The Six days' of Creation, a series or K*mliiar Letters from a Father to his Children Art Hints. Architecture, Sculpture and Painting, by James Jackson Jarues Rose Milton, a romance VVaikna. or Adventures on the Mosquito Shore New Hope, or The Rescue The Prophets, or Mormouism Unveiled Female Life among the Mormons Mary Lindon. an Autobiography Cleve Hall, The Winkles The Watchman, Doesticks Peg Wofllngton flflOftM oi Life &nd Literature for August, Lit* tell's new magazine All the Magazines for August Newspapers and cheap Publication'* at JOE SHILLING TON'S, Odeon Building, cor. 4# st, and Pa. ave. aa 11? DENTISTRY. DR. V. SHINN, Graduate of the Philadelphia Collegt of Dental Surgery, respect fully informs the residents of George-A town and lis vicinity that he has loca- . ? ted himself amongst them for the purpose of prac tlsing his nrofession. otfloe ill Washington st., above Bridge street, lieorgetowa, D. C. je ????d^mAeolm* GENTLEMEN'S UNDERGARMENTS. l/E have a large and flne assortment of Silk, T Gauze, Merino and Cotton Undershirts. 11a aiid cotten Drawers. White and colored Shiru, Hosiery, kx.. which we are now offering at very lew prices WALL A STEPHENS. 382 Pa. ave.. next door to Iron Hall. Jyllr-tf [News], W1 en EVENING STAR. WEDDHTPS AMOIfG THE EARLY PIO. MKEB3 For a long time after tlrf fcrst settlement of thi* country the inhsbitarts, in general. mar ried young. There was no distinction of rank, and \4.y liMe of fortuue. On theee accounts the fir?t im| rfs')?>?< f love re?u'tH in mu rine : and a family ed ?tbii-'buicft oo#t | et ? ? ittie and nothing else. A descripiui. of a wedding, 'rem the beginning *o the end will serve to show if:t manners ot' our foref? thers. and mark the grade nr eWili? ?t' 11 whi h I, a* succeeded to their rude suit of ??oiety i the coar.-c of a few yesn. At :ia ear'y p ri k, the practice of eelebraling th? mariiage a the home of the bride began, and. i* sh^c''1 <>em. with great propriety, she also had lb* choice of the priest to p rforai the ecu mmj A wedding engaged the atte Uon of a who>< neighborhoo d ; and the frnH? wn- anticipated bv old and younjj with eager expectation this is uot to i>e wondered a?. when it is tola thitt a wedding was ?!ui ?i the on J gathering which was not acc- in; a ded by the labor oi reaping. log-rolHng, building a c*b<n. or plan uiug home scout or campaign. In the mowing of tht wedding-dny the grootn and his attendant* a*eembled at tb? bense of his father, for the purpe e of reaob ing the mat-don of his bride by noon, which was the u'ual time fur celebrating tbe nup tials. which for certain muit take pla-e before dinner. Let the reader Imagine an assemblage of people, witUutrt a store, tailor, or uianlua maker, within a huii^^d wilss; and an as semblage of horse*, without " hlackffliith er saddler w'thin an equal ilKatw Thibet tlemeu dressed in shoe pack?, uioccaains. lea* ther breeches leggina, linscy hunting *h?rt<*, and all home-made. TIic la lies dree. ed in linsey petticoats, and lin?ey or linen bed gowns. coars? shoe*. stocking11, handkerchief.-, nod bucktkin gtovea. it aiy. Ii there were any buckles, ring*, buttons, or ruf^es. thcy wore the relics of old time. ; family piece*, f.om parents or <rr :n l-parents. The horses were caparisoned with ok? suddle?, ol~i bridles, or halters, and pack-saddles, with a bag or blanket thrown over them ; a r?"'pe or string as often conetituted the girln as a piece of lea ' ther. The march, in docile file, wa? often Inter rupted by the narrowness and obstruction* af our boise-patbs, as they were called, for we had no roads; and these d!dtcult?e# were often ir.creased, sometimes by the good, and some tiuics by the ill-will ot' neighbors. by tailing tree.-', and tying grape-Yin*?-* across the way. Sometimes *n ambu cade was lorn eu t?y tue way-tide, and un unexpected di: i..>rj,c t sev eial guns took place < to t vei 'be wed 'llrig-par^y with sra ke. L ? *!ie reader im a ,i e the ?: ne wVi a followed ti.?? discharge, the su'.dun sprirj? Ot the ho.s...- t S1!neks of the girls, and the chivaui.; bu-tie of tLcir partners, to save them fr >m fd i g. Some times, in spile of nil thr.t cull 1" do?ie to Frevent it, some were thrown to the ground, f a wrist, elbow, or ankte happened to be sprained, it w i? tied with a h ndiierchief, and little more was th ught -?r ?.>:d ab ut it Another ceremony to<>k place before the party reached the house of the bride, al;< r the practice of making whi-';y,began, which was an early period ; when the party w.is ab<>nt a mile from the place of their d Ftiiintlon wo y<<uug tnvu woula riu^ie out u> rwu ??r tae bat tle ; the worse the p- '.b, U.e m re 1 ??*, bru-h, and deep hollers, t ie Leilei. a- :iie.-e otvra oles aff irtied an oj?por>???i<y f<.f the gr i'er display of intrepidity una hois qhmmhJT/ The L yli-h Jox chat , iu poiut of daugc. V> | riders and their h<>r.-ei. i o -thi g to tLis rae'e for the bottle. The -tart was announced by an Indian yell; logr. brush, mil dy hollows, hill and glen, were speedily oa-wed by the rival ponies. The botlic w.is al?:.y- ^Iled fer the occasion, so th it tnerc was no uee judges ; for the first who renehed the door was prosonted with the prize, with which he re turned in triumph to the company. On ap proaching them, ho annou ced his victory over his rival by a shrill wh'H p At the head of the tro p he gave the bottlu fir-t U> the groom and his attendants, and then to cach pair in succession to the reir of the line, giving each a dram; and then putting the b ?ule in the b<>sotn of his hunting eairt, took hi. station iu the company. The ceremony of the- marriage preceded the dinner, which was a substantial b.e kw ol? featt, of beef, ]>ork, fowls, and yimetim^'i venison and bear meat. r<> isted and boiled, with plenty of potatoes, e*abbagc, and ociier vegetables. During the dinn r the gr< atcst hihuity always prev die I. Hltbou.'h the ?.ibl<; might be a lar^e slab of timber, hewed out with a bro.ul. xe, fupport-.-d l<y tour alie-k- >ct in auger-hole:; at a the furniture, s ime old pewter dishes and plates; the rest, wooden bowie and tjeiichers; a few pewter sp ons. much battered about the edge . were to be seen at swuie tables. The res-, were ma le j( burn?. If ki iv-'s re scarcv. the defl ie.uT w.is made nn by the r* -e pi"g-ki iv s. n ii-h were carried in siieat^ surpti.dei to the belt of the hunting-shirt Alt r dinner the dancing commenced, and generally laetcd till the in xt mnming The figures of the dances were three and four handed ruele, or i>cju>?re -etts and jis-. ihe tiommeucetuent was always a inquire four, wliich wis followed by waat was eallei jig gii g it < ff, that is. tw > of the four wouid sin gle out lor u jig. and were fallowed oy tue re mainiug couple, lhu jigs were often accom panied by wiiat was called editing out; that is, when either of the parties become tired ot the dance, on intiinatun the plaec was sup. plied by borne one of the company without any interruption of the dance. In this way a dance was often continued until the mu-icim wac heartily tired of his situation. Towards the latter part of the night, if any or.e of the com pauy, through weariness, attempted to con ceal themselves, for the purpose of sleeping, they were hunted up, par-aed hi the fiof>r, and the fiddler ordered to piay, ' Hang out till to-morrow morning." About nine or ten o'clock a deputation of the young ladies stole ofl the bride, and put her to bed. In doing this it frequently hap pened that they had to ascend & ladder in stead of a pair of stairs, leading from the dining and ball-ruom to the loft, the door of which was made of clapboards, lying loose, and without nails. As the foot ot'the laddur was commonly behind the door, which wa purposely opened for the occasion, and its rouLids at the inner ends were well hu?? with huutiiig-shirts. petticoats, and other article*' of clothing, the candles being on the opposite side of the house, the exit of the brlae wa noticed but by few. This done, a deputition of young meu in like manner stole off the ?room, and pl*ced him snugly by the side of his bride. The dance still continued ; and it seats happened to be scaree. which was often ihe case, every young man, when not engaged in the danoe, was obliged to offer nis !up as a seat for one of the girls; and the effer was sure to be accepted. In the midst ot thU hil arity the bride and groom w:? not forgotten. Pretty late in the mgbt some one would re mind the company that the new couple must stitud in need of some refreshment; Black Betty, which was the name Gf the bottle, was called for, and sent up Uie ladder ; but some times Black Betty did not go alone. I have many times seen as much bread, beef, park, and cabbage sent along with her ut would af ford a good meal for half a dosen hungry uien. luo young ceuple were oompellad to eat and driuk, more or !e?e; of whatever wa* offered them. It often happened that acme neighbors or relatione, Lot o?ing asked to the weddmg, took sffeBTe; and tbe mode of revengo adopted by them on ?ueh occasions w?> that of eutting oif the manes, foretope, and tails of the horn of the wedding company. On returning to tbe infare, the Htr of pre ccsaioo, and tbe race fur Biaek Betty. ?u tbe ? ime w before. The f<?utin| and cU"aeing of ten I *sted for several days. at the end o* which tbe whole cmmbpanj was to exhausted with loea of "ieep, that several day* res' were requisite to fit them to return to their ordinary labor*. Should I be asked why 1 hare preeented .his unpleasant portrait of the rudi manners f our forefather*. I in my turn. won Id ask ?uy ? Ur, why are you pleated with the bi?v* r..-e? f the nlood and carnvge of haules' Wby ire yoo delighted with tbe fictions of poetry, tie n- Tsl, awl romanee ' I have related ffutn, 'id only truth, strange as it may seem. 1 h re depleted a rtate of society and manners chlch are f.*st v ?ni?Vu>? from the memory of nan, with a view to g.ve the y ?uth af oar ?unfry a k lowledge at the adrant ?ge?of air. ue ion. ai.d to give conlcntm*nl to the aged, 't prevent'ng tb-m fr?>m s 'ying ?' that former mes were better then the present." HOfcsE BAClVd. Hirse-racing is very eld sport. In England, tie history ol borae-racing goes back till it - runs itself into the ground ' Fit? fctepbea .lention? it In tbe reign of Henry (I In the - ign of Qaeen E'.ic tbeth races appear to i are been carried to sueh excess as to .Hare Id* iured tbe fortuoes of tbe nobility A* that 'me, bowerer. the mstohet were private. and gentlemen rode their own horses. In the rer<a f James I. public races were established* t be horses wera at that time prepared for rwa* mg by the diseitdine of food, pnyaic, airing, treats and clothing, which oompoee the pree cut system. Tbe weight, also, which eaeh oorse was to carry, was rigidly adjusted Tha usual weight was ten stone and the riders were weighed before they started The prina waa generally a bell. About the latter end of tne reign of Charles I., races were performed in Hyde Park. After the restoration, racing was much encouraged by Charles II , and a silver bowl or cup, of the value of a hundred guinea*, was allotted for a prize. Subsequent sovereigns hare also encouraged racing. Tha -am of a Land red guineas is now given in liew of a silver bowl. The true test of thomagh blood in not fneeu. hut continuanoe. Tha "jieed and oouu..uarce of' race-horses is neooa* -arily affected by the weigh * whiou they car ry. It is said that, in running four miles, I seven pounds makes the differed* of a die tanoe. or two hundred and forty yards, be i tween horses of equal goodnew.' \iVeigbt is, tiierefore, regulated with scientific precision; aud if the joekeya, or either of tbem. fa.'l ha lo w tbe amount agreed upon, they are m ade to carry weights to make up the difference* The weights home by race-horses vary froef the asMximum twelve stone to a boy of tha ligfcteei weight. Ibe u.-ual trial of spaed, in English racing, is a single mile; of continu ance or bottom, fou. miles It has been aa verted that Flyii.g Cbilders run a mile over Newmarket in the space of a minute. Tha time was really a few seconds over a minute Flying ^'niiaors, in 1721. ran four miles, car rying nine stone two pound*, in the space of six minutes and forty-eight seconds. This wonderful animal leaped ten yards with Ma rider upon level ground aud is supposed la n ?ve e<>ven-d at every spnr.g in runnii/g, a "pj.oe of twenty-five feet, which is more ikN forty-Line feet in a aecond. This speed m fhf Una J of that aoc> inplished bj Lexingtea, whose ** b?*st four miles'' were d'-ne in sawea minutes auu seventeen seconds?wbtak isJul twenty-alae seeona* more than Fiytng Ceil dors made uae of to do the same distance A " Put"' Child?Children hare ?tne tim-s * pi - u'i *r "uy of *.<ying tilings very sub r?r>i\? of gravity in tbe old felks Mr. Frederick Fitzgerald Smith had a luxu t'.CPfi growth of whiskers Tbe lower part of hi* oOOntcnance Wi? entirely enveloped in hair from ear to tar. The bilious vegetation stood out iu large, (Matted, tangled and early mag nificent uii.?*et .all over his jaws Ad chin Indeed, it was commonly reported tl'Mie had t~tken a premium on it at a fair held by tha society for "ameliorating the condition of tha Jews, and eucottraging the growth of tha hair?* Nature, if too profuse in baT gift* in one di rection. is very apt to correct tie redundancy by a oumpeii.-a.tive deficiency fn anutber. Sj it happened with Mr Fredixriek Fitager ali Smith. Ail ovsr the upper p^rt of his nead ab?vt his ears was very curly. Ba* per contra: ** He had no hair on the top of hi* be\d. In the place where the wool vugkt o grow." Mr. bmitn lodged one night and bteaXfaated at trie bouse ot Mr. Joan b.wpkinc, Ms foetid. Mr. SunpkiL* bad, like every parent who has oni drcn. a very MU irt aula gin (t ia sur piiiiu? bow la my -mart oniidren there are now ! At the breakiaat table y-iung Mist Arabella 9ui-pkiii* oca d not lake Uer ey?s tor voir m >mcut irvm the pan iarcl,a: couiiteuanea jf Air. Smitb. ?? Aranetia, lova. don't be eo rade," nudged Mi* Slujpkins prima* "Arabella, eat your toast," frowned Mrs Siiiipkins. eecundu Bui Arabella kept staring at Mr. Fradenak Fitx-crald Smith. " Beity, remove this naughty girl from tha tsble," cried Mr. H.mpluns m a tage " I don't want tog>', urn, I dou t! sqaallad the .-mail Arabella- " I wawt to luok at that man a little loi gtf. Don I see, ma, k$ tut* got At.- h'*d oh wrong *Jd* f*p ' Tue youug lady was living and doing well at iasi accounts, bat it u Jifhcuit H> eonoaiva uow sue oan survive. Wit.?A dispute arose between three no Xia men one Iiish, one 6eotch and the other EL'g* j^iisb, aa to the respeative traits of tneir rea' ; ractive couairymen. A wager was laid, tha i ish were tbe wittiest, the Seotoh tbe moat cuuuiug, and tbe EuglL?h moat frank. Tbej agreed to walk out in tbe streets of London, and the first one of cither nation met. should be inquired of what h? wouid take, and stand "'i yj tbe tower of St. Paal'a church. Pretty soon a John Bull came along, aud was ace<.st.-d thus: 4> What will yoa take and stand ali night ia the tower of 6t Paul's?" "I shouldn't a ant to do it short of a guinea,'* Traukly answered Mr. Bull. The next one accosted was a Scotehman. Sandy replied, (> And what will you gie ma?'* Last, but not least, Patrick was inquired of u to wuat he wou'i take and stand all uight n St. Paul's tower. To whioh Pat wittily aa iwerad: " An' sure, an' I think I should take a div 1 of a cowld The wa^er was won. SiifGrLxa Suicide ?William MeConaell, a luucing master, committed suicide near Paris, ivy., on Monday last, under the following eir cnistanoes; In the morning he ordered a ?lave belonging to hia mother to grease hia juggv. On his way to Winchester one of the wheels came off. the top having been left off >y the slave. On his return he undertook to ?ha*tue the slave, aud. as he afterwards said eas resisted by him. He then went into the louse, brought out a revolver, and shot the si ive, and killing him instantly. Hia wife ir.-t observed him throwing down the pistol tnd raising the slave up. and she picked ap pwtot, and ran into the hoaae with it He oiiowed her, recovered the piatol, returned to a he re the body of the slave waa, and ahot him self through tha head, * arriving the act only a lew houra. Potatoes.?The Newark Daily Advertiser snyt. that notatoaa are aelling la Bariiagtoa aounty at Tii eanta, and tha veiy heal at fi0 >eata per bwahel. The hweketere from Hew fork are buying them ia large qaantitieo tc next winter at 91 and fl par bushel, if they can get aa much.