Newspaper of Evening Star, August 31, 1855, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated August 31, 1855 Page 1
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THE EVENING STAB, PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON, (EXCEPT SUNDAY J At tkt Stat Bmiidimft, eenur ?f Pemmiylvmim ace*ue amd Eleventh itreet, By W. D. WALLACH, Will be served to subscribers by carriers at SIX AND a qUARTER CENTS, payable weekly to the Agents; papers senred In packages at 37# cents per month. To mail subscribers the sub scription price Is THREE DOLLARS AND FIF TY CENTS a year tnnrfrancs, TWO DOLLARS far six months, and ONE DOLLAR for three months; for less than three months at the rat# of l-ijj cents a week. M?T SINGLE COPIES ONE CENT. VOL. VI. 830. THE WEEKLY STAB. This excellent Family and N? _ tain lag a greater variety of Interesting rending thai can be found la an jr other to published on TIM*. Sln?t# copy, p? annum 0# TO CXeVM. PHveoptai n 00 Ten copies .. o 0V Twenty copios 14 M? invAnixnut in advance . Single copies (in wrappers) can be procured at the counter, immediately after the lssje of tha paper. Prk??Taaaa Cb?ts. Posthastxxs Who act as agents will be tllnaad a comminalon of twenty per fOHft S. BLVAXS. WILLIAM THOMPSON. ELVANS * THOnPSUN, DXALXXSIK HARDWARE, COACH TRIM1IIHQ8, fce.. Ns. 326 Peaaiyiftila avane, ?itwten IfinSk and Ttntk ?t?, Washington, D.C. HOUSE FURNISHING HARDWARE. Britannia, German Silver. Albata and Silver Pla ^ted. Tea, T\ble and Dessert Spoons Careers and Forks, Steels, Kaires with and wlth - out Forks i, Britannia, Block Tin and Plated Candle sticks, Shovel and Tongs, Wale IronTsid Irons ' Maslln and Bell Metal Kettles, Furnaces, Grid iron., Ovens, Ac. ' BUILDING MATERIALS. ?W'TU1' PU Sow"- c<" "l Brad's Shutter Serewu and Stubbs, Door Springs, Handrail Screw*, Door Knobs Bell Pulls, Door Sheaves and Rail, Ao. - . CABINET MAKERS1 GOODS. Hair Cloth, Curled Hair, Moss, Gimps, Soft and Chair Springs Venitian Blind Hooks, Rack Pullers. Roller R~i? Brackets, Furniture Nails 8i3-, Coffin Handles and Screws, D la mood Screw Flttcs, &c. CARPENTERS' GOODS. Planes, Saws, Drawing Knives, Spokeshaves Chisels and Goag&,Plane fronT^^ ' Angers. Braces and Bitts, Bor;n? Machines Ham. mers, Hatchets, Deveis ' Bevel?, Squares, Ganges, Axes, Ao. BLACKSMITH A COACH MAKERS'GOODS Black aad Bri-ht Springs, Axles, Felloes, Shafts, Spokes, Hubr, Bows, Poles ' Bleigh R uanent, Silvered and Brass Bands, Ptumn Joint*, Stamp Collars, Top Preps ClBrUi^,^ra,Se8' LamP?? Inside Llnlrgs. Lining Silks, Damask, Seaming Co*ds Tnfts, Tassels, Buttons, Tacks, Fringes, Laoes, and Plain and Canvass Russia Duck, Enamelled Leather, Dash Leather Ac. ELVANS A T^OMPSONT^' )e 1?6m 3U6Pa. avenue. GLEN WOOD CEMETERY, Office Ne. IW Pa. are., csraer 10th street, (ovia tub savmo's nana.) THIS CbMETLHV is laid out on the plan of 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. This Company have secured a charter from Con gress, appropriating their around forever to burial purposes, making a fee title to the purchaser, and prohibiting all encroachments from legislation or otherwise, wnich is of vast importance to those who wish their dead to repose where they have placed then, for it has beoome a custom in all other cities when the burial ground becomes valu able for other purposes, to sell it, and throw the dead promiacously into one large pit, and legal measure* cannot prevent it, as no titles are given to the ground. N B ? Office open from 10 to 12 o'clock a. m where Pamphlets, containing the Charter, By Laws. and a map of the ground, and all other in formation, can be obtained. All ord-rs left with Mr. James P. Harvey, No. ?10 Seventh street, or any other undertaker, will be promptly attended to. je 18?ly AMEBICAN HOTEL. No. 446 P?. mvtnnt, bttween 4# an& 6th struts, B. HEFLEBOWER * lTt. LOVET*r, rnoraisToas. ]y 6?6m COFFIN WAREKOOM, Ae. J WILLIAM PLAXT A CO., UNDERTA ? KERS?residence416 Seventh street, between G and H streets. Interraen:* procured in anv ground sroemetery Coffins, Caps, Shrouds, Carriages, Hearse, and every article for Interments cf the best quality furnished at short notice, on the most reasonable terms, and at all hours of the Bight. Having the exclusive right of Crump's Patent CorL* Preserver, we guarantee to keep the 4cad for q% length of time. Jy 11?ly R. bexiistky. B DONALDSON, Dentist .late of the lrm of Hunt A Donaldson, continues to Ta^ture and insert those beautiful J E?rcclala te-. h, with or without gums, r specimens of which (made and deposited by the li'.e i'xo) was awarded the first prtinlum at the Mechanics' Institute Fair, recently held la this city. These teeth are carved and shaded to suit each particular case, aud their resemblance to the natu ^orgaas Is so pexfect as to deceive the most prac Y articular attentli>p also paid to Alllnz and ore ?erviTg the natural teeth. Charges moderate, and all operations warranted Office southwest corner of Seventh and D streets. Kcntriuye on 1). mar 21?6m DKN riSTKY. DR. MUNSON respect folly calls public atten tion to his new, patent and great- m _jt\ , a If IMPROVED method of setting Ai-M^Sk Uficial Teeth, with Continuous I fce verPStilVEOTION OF THE ART. This Sle of Teeth has me following advantages over others, r.z: GRKAT STRENGTH, CLEAN LINESS, COMFORT and BEAUTY, vieing with Nature In these respects, and In some others etcaiiiag. Public inspection is respectfully bo lie lt0?. Please call and see specimens. CAUTION.?No other Dentist In the District of Oalumbtr has a right to make this style of teeth. N. B.?Teeth constitutionally healthy, plu?i?ed tad warranted tor life. Offioe and :">use No. 288 E street, near the sor ?*r of Penna. aveaue aad llth street. *P *-tf F-'ST R EC El V CD AT JOE ? HILLING, v toa'? Periodical Depet? Memoirs of the Rev. Sydney Smith, edited by Mrs. Austin * Panama ia 1356. an account of the Pa&aaa Rail road, of the cities df Panama and Aapinwail, with sketches of Lifte and Cnaracter on the Isthmus, bv Kooert Tomes 7 Letters to the People on Health and Happiness by Catherine E Bencher. ' Memoirs of James Gordon Bennett, H hi? Times, by a Journalist I The Escaped Nun Binktr s Daughter, 2d vol, by Repnoids Rose Milton, a romance. J- SUILLINGTON'S, Oeeon BuUdiug, corner Pa. av. ?n^ 4^ ^ MA C.IRD. RS. L*. PHILLIPS, No. 401 Sixth street, between G and H streets, desires te inform ine citiian* of Washington aad vicinity, that p, preaared te give Instructions on the PIANO FORTE. She has taught music in ?on i of the principal cities of the Union and testimonials showing that she is fully com - m?} l? dl^harge the duties of her profession to '.^arMtlsfaction of those who mayfkvor her with thef^BIf^ge. Terms^^^fbr 21 lessons, at her residenoe, or ?12 at the r^Bfnce of her pupils. )e lit?<o3aii^^ ^ATIOWAL HOTEL, N0BF0LX, VA. B. B. WALTER), Prsprletsr. HAVING purchased the above well known es tabilshment, 1 respectfully Inform my frlit.tds and the traveling public, th?t the '"1 k?u*e has been thorougnly renovated andjfcl ne *ly furnished throughout, and Is n*w open for the reception of permanent and transient board ers. I return my sincere thanks to my friends and the Dubllc generally for the liberal patronage ex tended to me for the last twenty-three years, and "spxtfully solicit a continuance of the same, as ?snag tbem tnat nothing will be left undone tc ^ke theui a: HOME while sojonrnligatthe Na * B?A four-horse stage Coach leaves the Na ??sal Hotel every Tuesday, Thursdiy, and Sat wday for Llizabrth City, N. C. __aq IQ-lm B. B WALTERS. PURE BOSTON ICE. A PLENTIFUL supply of the above lndispen sable article will be kept on hand throughout tae ?e?son. at the "Eldorado House," Pa. avenue ** 4ad streets, where families resid ing in the neighborhood can be supplied in large or small quantities, at the lowest rales. v m CLEMENT REYNOLDS. ?ctaoioe Wines, Brandies, Cigars. Ac. nanf*"' Ac., supplied in good style, as shortest notice. au 7?eolm a n"7" ,OK MOT WEATHER. AVAS, IV.K CREAMS, CAKE, and WA y , K for ar-ilch he was awarded a m?Ui oy the Metrouoliixn Mechanics' iMltote, wniguiy recommended for the above. Will b? J P*r' of the District ftee of charts y. t ?rders to Bridge st., Georgetswa j DENTISTRY. DR. V. SHINN, Graduate of the Philadelphia College of Dental Surgery, respect Ailly informs the residents of George town and Its vicinity that he has I f p f ted himself amongst them for the purpose of prac tising hi* profession. Office 121 Washington st., above Bridge street, Georgetown, D. C. Je25?d2mAeolm* WEBER'S BRASS AND STRING BAND. THIS old established and favorite band fur nish music usual for Excursions, Sere nades, Pic Nics, Balls. Parties. Exhibitions, Ac. Orders may be left at Hilbus A Hitx's Music De pot, or at the residence of the leader, four doors east of General Henderson's residence, Navy Yard. Jy 23?2m PROSPERIS CORSET BAND. fT^HIS 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, Reed, or Cotillon Ban<T Any number or musicians to be had at the .short est notice, by applying to FREDERIC PROSPERI, Leader, at Taitavull'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?4m SILVER WARE. HSEMKEN, 330 Pa. avenue, between 9th and ? loth streets, offers his large stock of puie Sliver Ware, consisting of Coffee and Tee wets, complete, Sugar Bowls, Cream Goblets, Cup?, Spoons and Forks, and a magnificent assortment of richly chased fancy silver ware suitable for 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. err Silveiware of any design made to order at short notice. Particular attention Is paid in get ting up Testimonials, Premiums, Ac. au 1?tr ICE?ICE?ICE! (CHARLES WERNER, on Pa. avenue, oppo J site Browns' Hotel, will keep, throughout the son, an amnle supply of Pettioone^ best ICE which he will sell, on call, in any quantities, at the lowest possible rat*?s. mav 29?dtSep 30 BASKETS?Work, Card, Traveling, Knife, Key. Cigar, Ofilce, Market and Clothes Bas kets. If you want a good basket, at a low price, call at 490 Seventh street. G. FRANCIS. aa8? SOMETHING TO OLD AND YOUNG. * PROFESSOR WOOD'S HAIR RESTORATIVE. THIS preparation, although less than two year? before the public; owing to its wonderful ef fects upon the human hair and scalp, has already obtained a celebrity and sale perfectly an paralleled It has without the ordinary appllanri used for snch purposes, won Its way, and been heartily welcomed to most of the cities and towns la the United Slates, the Canadas, and the West India Islands. Nor Is this result surprising when it Is remembered llxat its popularity is liasea upon its merits, solely as established by actual tests. That this preparation will actually Restore gray Hair to its Natural Color, produce a luxuriant Eowthupon the heads of the bald, prevent the lr from falling oil', and when used as a tonic ar ticle, produce a continual flow of the natural fluid and thus render the hair soft, glossy and w^vy, destroy diseases of the scalp, and expel dandruff, the certificates of distinguished gentlemen and ladles in every part of the country who have tried it, and therefore speak what they know, most ful ly attest. That by a proper use of this Restorative toe hair can be made to attain and retain its natu ral color to almost any age aiotted to humanity, by removing the cause of disease 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, tc the use of this curative, as as of the recom mendations of editors and certificates before allu ded to, can be bad of all agents. BaooxrixLU, Mass., Jan. 13, 1855. Paos. 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 coostant tendency to itching, with which I have been troubled from childhood, and has alsoc estored my hair, wnlcfa was becoming gray, tot cs original color. I have used no other arOcle, with anything like the sai&a pleasure and profit. Yoors^truly ^ Pastor of Orthodox Church. BrookAeld. Cablti-b, 111., June 27, 1864. 1 have used Prof. O. J. "W ood s Hair Restora tive, and have admired its wonderful effect. My hair was becoming, as 1 thought, prematurely gray; but by the usa of his "Restorative" it hat: returned lbs original color, and I have no doubt permanently so. SIDNEY BREESK, Ex-Senator United States. Pmor. Wood Dear Sir?fly hair commenced falling off some three or four years since, and con tinued to do so until I became quite bald. I tried ail 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 hslr, and cheerfully .eccmmend its use to ail similarly aflLcted A. C WILLIAMSON, 133 Seooad street. Address O. J. WOOD A CO., Proprietors, 318 Broadway, New Vork, and 114 Market street, St. Louis, Ho. C. STOTT A CO , wholesale and retail Agent. Washington 1. W DYOTT A SONS, Geasral Wholesale Agent, Philadelphia, Pa au 1?ly PrsaesaU fee building a Light-house sa Jitei'l Point, sear Alexandria, Vo, TREASURY DEPARTMENT, ) Orfica Liout-hovs* Boifto, S Washington, Aug 22. 1866. ) PROPOSALS will be received until 12 o'clock m , on the 22d of September next, when the bids will be opened, for furnishing the materials and building a light-house on Jones' Point, Po tomac river, near Alexandria, by the 30th of No vember next. It will be a framed building resting on brick foundation, ? * " * ' * basement. support beiag ^ by 19 feet. Detailed drawings and specifications can be seen at this otflce, and at the office of the collector at Alexandria. Should any bid be accepted, a contract will be executed at once for the work. No payment will be made until the whole work is competed; and before it is received it must be lasper ed and approved by the agent of the gov ernment appointed to saperinted the work?said agent having power to reiect all materials and workmanship, not in accordance with the terms of the contract. The right is reserved to reject any and all bids that may be deemed prejudicial to the public in terest. All bids should be sealtd and addressed to the undersigned, tndorfd ''Proposals for Jones's Point Light-house." EDM'D L. P. HARDCASTLE, au 2J?eolm Engineer Secretary. COACH ES1ABL1SHMENT. Psnmylvamta avemur, b twt n 4U and 6lA tit. BRIDGET A HALL have removed from Sixth street to the south side of Fenns. avenue, between 4J{ and 6th streets, where they are ready to do all kinds ofworkin their line. The old stand on Sixth street Is for rent. En quire above. au 22?tf FIRST WARD LIVERY AND SALE BTA BLES. IN announcing to the public of Washington that I have taken possession, by purchase, of the above Stahles. on G street, near the War Department, (lately occupied JV by A. Schwartz.) I wish to lnform^U^ them that it will be entirely conducted by mi of the above Stahles, on G street, near mm " m I ? by myself, and that all orders left upon the premises will be attended to punctually with elegant Carriages and careful drivers. The Riding School will be con ducted by a professional equestrian aad perfectly docile horses; having stated hours for laay equts trians, in private or public, as they may prefer. Particular attention will be paid to horses kept at Livery in his establishment. Persons requiring open barouches or family Mr* rlages, can be satisfactorily accommodated, as well as those desiring riding horses for gentleara or ladles. FRIEDERECKLAKEMKYEK, jyffl?3m . Ageat. FANCY HAIR ORNAMENTS* H8EMKEN, JEWEL EH, ? No 330 Pa av.. bet. 9th and 10th sts., is prepared to make to order any device that may be suggested such as Flower Bouquets, Bracelets, Breast Pins, Ear Rings, Chains, Crosses, Rings, Chartelalns. Ac. Also, Jet Ornaments for sale. Persons may rely upoa their own hair be ing used iY 31?tr EDUCATIONAL. GEORGETOWN CLASSICAL AND MATH EMATICAL ACADEMY. THE dnderslgned having rented the building in which the iate Wm. it. Abbott, Esq , so long and bo favorably conducted his Academy, ana having thus secured more ample accommodations will receive an additional number of pnptys. Early applications are particularly requested, as it is important that all the scholars should be pres ent at the formation of the classes. The exercises will be resumed on Monday, Sep tember 3d. P. A. BOWEN, Principal, au 27 - No. 91 West st., Georgetown. WASHINGTON SEMINARY~ THE exercises of this Institution will be re sumed on Monday. September 3d. H. J. DENECKERE, S. J., au 25?Iw _ _ President. RUGBY AC AD EM Fourteenth street, opposite Franklin Squaro. THE duties of this Institution will be resumed on the second Monday in September. Num ber rf pupils limited. Circulars of the Academy can be obtained at the residence of the Principal, on N, between 12th and 13th streets. G. F. MORISON. BROOKEVILLE ACADEMY, Montgomery eo.} Md. THE Fall Session ef this Institution will com mence on Monday, September 3d. Catalogues, containing full information relative to the School, may be obtained by addressing the Principal, at B ookev!ile,'Md , or from Chan. 11 Lane,Eso., Pa. avenue. The Principal of this Institution mary be seen on Friday, August 31, between the hours of 2 and rt p. m.f at the Kirkwood House. E. B. PRETTYMAN, A. M , au23?2w Principal. THE UNION ACADEMY. THE Fifth Annual Session of the Union Acad emy; and the Sixth of the Union Femait Academy, will open on the first Monday In Sep tember, and continue 44 weeks. Terms as usual. Circulars at the Bookstore of R. Farnham, Esq and at the Rugby House, corner 14th and K sts. These Institutions are so organized and con ducted as to secure that meutal and moral train ing which will best prepare the pupil for the real ties of life. Z. RICHARDS. Prin. U A. Mrs. Z. KICHAKDS, Prin. U. F. A au 17?lm GEORGETOWN COLLEGE, D. C. THE next session of this Institution will com mence on Monday, the 3d of September. The preparatory department and collegiate course art 'jotn conducted bv able and experienced Prof of sore, who devote themselves to the moral andrin '.ellectual advancement of those confided to their ?are. A large and spacious building has just been ?ompleted to be used exclusively for the accom nodation of the younger students. Their dormi tory, play grjunds, study hall, class rooms, Ac , will be entirely distinct from those of the oth*v students, and officers especially assigned will at tend them in their pastimes and preside over their <tud!es. 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 ofyouth. The observatory of the College, its extensive Philosophical apparatus, rich and viried libraries, ind Cabinet of Minerals, Geological Specimens >tnd Shells, afford to the Students of this Institu tion advantages rarely to be met with. B A. MAGUIRE, am 6?dim * President. CENTRAL ACADEMY. THIS Institution, formerly undtr the care of the late Rev. J. W. Winans, Principal, and S. Merchant, Assistant, will be conducted here after by 5. MERCHANT. A. B ) ? Rev (i. W. DORRANCE, A. B. J 1 rtnc 19 The fhll term will commence on the first Mon day of September. The course of Instruction will be thorough, sound and practical. For terms and particulars reference is made to .irculars, which may be obtained at the principal "ooktores and at the Academy. auS44?eo2w? The duties of mrs. good's school will be returned on Monday, the 3d of Sep tember, at her residence, No. 7 south side of First street. Her daughter, Ml?s.M J. Good, hivlagreturned to the District, will give lessons in music, (on the i'iano) to a limited number of pupils. au S9?4t* IffiS. LUNDV will resume the duties of her iiM. School on Monday, September 3d, at No. 4G Louisiana avenue. au 30 MR. BUSHNELL'S SCHOOL, No 441 Thirteenth street, between Vand G sts. THE next session of this School will commence on the fir^fMonday in September. The course of instruction embraces all the branches of a complete Academical education. Circulars, containing terms and other particu lars, may oe had at the Bookstores ana at the School] oom. ? 29?eo3w# YOUNG LADIES'CLASSICAL INSTITUTE, 490 E ttreet, bettocn 5th and 6th, (Removed from No. 9 Indiana avenue,) STEPHEN H. MIR1CS, A. M. Pbiwcifal. THE next Academic v*ar of this School, (form erly under the care of Rev R. W. Cushman, D. D., but for the last two years in charge of the present Principal,) wili commence Monday, Sep tember 10, lb5o. Experienced teachers are em ployed in every department Every branch of a solid and ornamental education is taught, and di plomas are given to those who complete the pre scribed course. Circulars, giving further information, can be ob tained at the Dookstores and by application to the Principal. au 7?eo2m EMERSON INSTITUTE. A Select Classical aid Mathematical School for Boys. THIS Institute li located on H street, one door from the corner of 12th. The next Academic year will commence the first Monday in Septem ber. The number of pupils is limited. The Princl pal can be seen on and after August 27th, at the school room, from 9 to 12 o'clock a m. Terms: per quarter, for full course, f 15. Eng lish branches. tlO. . CHAS. B. YOUNG, A. M , Principal. au 9?eotf _ M. A.TYSON * SISTER'S FEMALE SEMINARY FOR PAY 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 lntepd opening an es tabllshment 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 east of Laurel village For particulars, circulars may be had at the principal bookstores In Washington and Balti

more. au 4?d4t&eodtSeptl5 MRS. BURR WILL RESUME her Classes for Young Ladies on the 17th S. ptember, at ber residence, J64 C street au 22?eoJw H. LIND SLE Y, DULIU IK RIAL ESTATE AND LAND WARRANTS, SAINT PAUL, M1N. TERRITORY. Lands bought and sold through out THE TERRITORY. Taxes paid. Collections made. Drafts cashed, and the higher Price* given for Land Warrants. Government Lands located with much care, and if desired, the profits and 1 *se* shared equally at the expiration of five years The Land at that time to be sold, unless otherwise agreed upon, and :>no half of the current value of the Warrant at the lime of entry, and half of tbs expense of locating to be deducted from the subscribers' interest. Tc persons wishing to locate Warrants entirely on their own acoount, the charge will be, for forty acres S15; eighty acres. f*Jo; one hundred ana sixty acres, fSs: and will recrlve with their title, a plat and description of the -ind. bbbbbincss: Minnesota?-Gov. Willis A. Gorman; Ex-Gov Alex. Ramsey; Hon. J. T Rosser, Sec. M T.; Messrs. Ames A Van Eltew. Attorneys at Law; Messrs. Morton & Pace, Wholesale Druggists. Baltikobb?W. P.Piesfcm, Esq., Attorney at Law, Richard C. Bowie, Eb.. Com. Merchant; Messrs. Dear, Norris A Co.; Messrs. McCleesc Washinstom?Hon. W. W. Beaton ; Hon. J. T. Towers, Mayor; Hon. Judge J. Bryan; J. C. C. Hamilton, Esq , Attorney at Law; Col. Wm. Uickey; Col. J. Riley; Messrs. Taylor A Maury; Messrs. Lewis, Johnson A Co., Bankers; O. C. Grammar, Esq , President Patriotic Bank 17?eedm EXCURSIONS, &c. FIRST GRAND PIC NIC OF THK echanical Club THE Member* of the Mechanical Club respect fully iuform their frienda and _ _ .rJT^ the public generally that their fli "1nx1 , j general]y ?,.H Grand Pic N ic will take place on wL?? S ptembe.-5th, at ARLINGTON SPRINGS. No pains or expense will be spared to render this one of the best He Nics given this season. Fischer's.Brass and String Band has been en gaged for the occasion. Dinner and Supper will be furnished by an ex perienced caterer. Refreshments will be provided for the ladies Tickets ONE DOLLAR?admitting a gent e man and ladies; to be had of the members, or at the boat. ' The Boat will leave Fourteenth street Bridge at 7 o'clock a. m. Committee of Arrangementt. ChMW Davis, Jacob D Bonti, 5 ? Sam'l R Hoilman, Wm H C Breggeman. au 29?WST-dt FIRST GRAND PIC NIC OF THK JACKSON CLUB, Will be given at Spring Gardens, (form-fly oc A' Favieh) 0H M **"et. between 17*A and 18JA, on MONDAY, September lOlJk, com mencing at 5 o'cUtk p. m. FTUIE JACKSON CLUB take great pleasure In A announcing to the Clubs, their friends and o.e P"bIic K^nerally that they will give their grand rlc Mc at the above named placn. They w&t us* every effort to moke this on?? of th; most pltasaiit gay and recherche pic nics of the seasoa*L No improper persons admitted on the rrbaad ScoU's celebrated Brass and String Band has been engaged for the occasion. Refreshments will be furnished by an ein rU enced caterer. Tickets 50 cen's?admitting a gentleman and Ladies. ... _ , Committee of Artangtmcnts. W Delaway, CMoran. JR au 3U m RATIONAL MEDICAL COLLEGE, WiSHIHOTO.1, D. C. ?"I VUE thirty-fourth annual course of Lectures wili A commence on MONDAY, the 22d of October, 1858, and end on the 1st March, 1853. I FACULTY. Miller, M. I)., Profrsror of Ani'ODT *Dd Physiology. 1 Wh. P. Johnston, M. D., Professor of Obstet rics, and Diseases of women and children Joshua Rilkt, M. D., Professcr of Ma:erla Med lea. Therapeutics and Hygiene J*o. Fred. Mat, M. D., Professor of the princi ples and practice of surgery. 9*aftoi* Ttler, M. D., Professor of Pathology and practice of medicine, and of clinical med icine. Liwis H. Steiwer, M. D., Professor of Chemis try and Pharmacy. Edward M. Scott, M. D., Prosector and De monstrator. THOMAS MILLER, M. D., Deam.* Like most similar institutions in Europe, desks from which the regular lectures are gU ind the words for clinical instruction are ua< the same roof, The entire expense for full course lectures..StO 00 i!ractical Anatomy by the Demonstrator.... 10 00 Matriculating fee, payable only cnce 5 ou Graduating expenses 35 oq Admission to the modical and surgical clinic with out charge. The lectures will be given In the afternoon and evening, thereby enabling those engaged in busi nes* during the morning tours to attend For further information address THOMAS MILLER, M. D., I u ? Dean of tiie Faculty. B?Medical students d?*1r!ng situations as resident student in the Washington Intirooary, f which is the clinical department of the National Medical College ) are requested to make applica tion bv letter to J oshua Alley. M. D., Curator of .he Washington Infirmary. who will give any in formation that ma v be dtM red . I Ms unnecessary to stale the great advantages of a residence In a ho--pita! for clinical instruction, rhese making early application will have preoe dence. Six arc to be chc:en before the 1st of Oc > ^. jy S?eotNovt Office of thi Commanding Officer, ? . . W"bington Arsenal, August 20, 1S55. C ?. EALED PROPOSALS will be received uthis O office until October 20th next, meridian, for building an armory in Washington clty.D. C on the public square lying between B street on th* south, Canal street on the north. Seventh street on 'he west, and Sixth street on the east, an appro priation of &X),00u having been mad^by Congress for the same ^ Master builders desiring to propose for this building will please call at this office to examine the drawings, specifications, and bill of work and receive any additional explanation in order to inakc up their proposals, which they will be en abled to do conveniently and at leisure at this Of fice No proposals will be received but from an ex perienced and approved master builder, as the work has to be done in a superior manner; hepoe persons at a distance, unknown to the under signed, will be expected to present satisfactory reference before the bid be accepted. All pro[KMials must be made according to the items of the bill of woik. (which have been cal culated with precision,) if the proposer And the same correct. An experienced superintendent Is appointed, and will be always present on the ground of build ing, after the work commences, In the absense of the commanding officer, to sw that the contract la strictlv complieo with. WH. H. BKLL, Major Commanding Washington Arsenal. aa 2l-2nwtl9oc 6 JOHN DICKSON, DAN'L S. GORDO*, * WM. KING have associated themselves to gether In the Wood and Coal business, and have located their place of business on the corner of i street and Vermont avenue, one square northeast of Lafayette Square, where they fsel warranted in saying th?t they are prt pared to furnish all who may favor them with a call, with the very best qualities of Lehigh, White and Hed Ash COAL, of the ditferent sizes. Also, Cumberland lump, run of mines, or flue for Smiths, Ac Alio, Hick ory. Oak and Pine Wood, all of which will be delivered promptly and with despatch, at the very lowest living rates, and for cash a little lower. Families la want of furl would do well to give us a call before making their purchases for the winter, as our stock has l^een carefuUy selected, and In quality second to none in the District. DICKSON, GORDON A CO. au 33?2awlm WM. PETTIRONE, BOOKBINDER AND BLANK BOOK MA*. Ui-ACTOBER, Southeast corner Eighth and D streets, WASHINGTON, D. C. an 23?2w3t* GEO. It. VARNELL Ic J. W. MAN KINS, Heuse, Sign and Fancy Painters, l^OULD especially call the attention of the ?v public to their specimens of Fancy Signs, to be seen at all times at their place of ousiuess. Persons building and repalridg would do well to give us a call as we are determined to use every exertion on our part to give general satisfaction. Place of business on Louisiana avenue, between ?th and 7th streets, north side, next to the Van:am Building. Old Glazing promptly attended to. aa 14?dtf THE HAT ESTABLISHMENT OF ANTHONY, on Seventh street second door north of Pa. avenue, Is the place where gr~\ HATS and CAPS are retailed at wholesale prices for cash only Consequently 20 per ? ^ent extra profit will not be charged in order to off set bad debts. The very best Dress Hats, got up in the latest style, S3 60, usually sold for S4 and 05. ' Quick sales and small profits," is the motto. au 11?eo3m DR. SCHWARTZES CHH.ONONTHER MAL AGUE PILLS.?These Pills have stood unrivalled for the last tew years. Such is the efficacy of these Pllla, that such a thing as failure is impossible, if they are taken accord ing to direction. an 28?eolm HfKMOIRS OF BENNETT and his Times JUL Price SI 96 Clare Hall, by Miss Sewell?price SI Our First Families?price SI 25 The Escaped Nun?price SI For eate by by E. K. LUNDY, aa 17?tf "rtd*e ?**?*> Georgetown, D. O. JLTEMOtR OF REV. SYDNEY SMITH, j J** edited by Mn. Austen, 2 vols Panama in 1886 FRAN OK TAYLOR W ? ? iufi EVENING STAR. TOADS. From the earliest recollection of the "oldest inhabitants, ' this little creature has been un der the ban, a source of terror infvery littio miss, an object of disgust to maids and ma trons, a by-word and term of repmaeh to every old aunt and grandma in the land, who would never seek further in their vocabulary of op probrious terms for a suitable name for little urchin, than to call him a ?' little nasty " Boys h>ive made it their sport, have pecked it with stoLes, pierced it through and through with sharp sticks, substituted it in the plscc of a ball, upon a bat board, throwing it high into the air, and exulting in its torture ; aud even men in the field, hoeing their crops, have been wont to rudely thrust it aside with their hoes as a useless reptile, wondering for what purpose such a loathsome object could have been created. The toad has beeu accused ci being a venomous reptile, a fit object of dread, a poisoner of choice garden plant*, deserving I' tri hinent from every one's premises, and fit only to inhabit an uninJiakitable morass or desert. The toad has, however, occasionally been brought into rospcctable notice by cu riosity hunters, a-.fl newspaper paragraph writer*, whenever ho ha* eh:inced to have been found in a torpid state in the oavity of a rock, or in the trunk of a tree, in which cases an antiouitv has been ascribed to it equal to that of the Egyptiao mummies, or j?e: aps set down us of antediluvian origin. In this man ner j>oor tuady has gone thu rounds of news fiper notoriety, not fur any merit or value it might haye possessed, but as a matter of mere curiosity.** J>ut thi.K poor despised creature ha. not been left entirely friendless nor without ^n advocatc. Naturalists have placcd him in the scale of gy^herc be belongs, and have shown ing the many opprobriums upon him. __ is a very useful as -iJtm>t, A^it devonHPgreat number of in sects and worae-that prey upon the plants. In the dark of the evening the toad comes forth from its hi ling place, and commence* its work of extermination. Noiselessly it parses through the garden, regaling itself upon the insects that Lave ioit begun their nocturnal work upon the tender plants. No one bat those who have observed the movements of this little auimal. can form any estimate of its usefulness. A few evenings rinco I watch ed one a shfltt time, and observed that in the spacu of fifteen minutes it dcvouied s??me fif teen or twenty injects, of that class that in the day time lie concealed from the observation of the birds, but at night go forth in armies to cairy on thtir work of destruction, to lay waste the gardener's toil. It would be a ni.it tcr of ec*ifomy for those who till the ground to provide the toad with a suitable pla?e of re treat in tiie day time, thus virtually saying to him: 4,My dear little fellow, I value your services, and will do all I can for your com fort." With proper appreciation for his services, and care for his preservation. the toad will become quitq domesticated, and will continue a valuable work, for years, simply for hia 4* board and lodging." Those who wantonly destroy the toad, should be clawed with' those who kill harmless and useful birds. Some twenty years agi, a family in Brae ville, Trumbull county, observed one day, in tho hall of the house, a large load leaping along in an orderly and moderate way to tLe dining-room door. It entored the room au 1 took a circuit around, then stationed itself be tween a door and a window, and sat there all day; Whenever a fly came near enough he would catch it. and as this was quite often, the work of extermination went on bravely ; sometimes he would spring up a foot or more for a fly upon the walL At sundown he went out to eqjoy tho refreshing coolness of the even ing, and probably tho society of hi? kindred. The next dey, to the surprise of *be family, he cajno in aud took the aiiue place by the door, and so continued to do during the whole summer. The family whose premises were so unceremoniously occupied, being aware of the useful and harmless naturo of their visitor, and being curious to loarn its habits, allowed it to remain. Thus the toad carried on the war against the flics uotil autumn, when they, having become greatly reduced in num bers, and it ocing diflicu.lt for him blj longer to obtain supplies by forage, he concluded to go into " winter quarters. " Immediately oil the opening of the spring campaign, however, he was at his old post. His message to the flies, an near as can be ascertained, was. ?' Come, aud I'll take you;" they came, were seen, and were swallowed. Tho enemy being immensely numerous, the war was carried on in the same way. and the same place, for six years, the toad meanwaile having grown strong and increased in stature, and having recularly spent every night skylarking. He was cocl and prompt in action, and more over a very slippery antagonist; whenever any thing was said t ?him by any person pass ing his stand, his eyes would twinkle In a Vsry pleasant way. The only weapon he ever used was his tongue, which was very long and rough. The human tongue is known to be a formidable weapon, but no one has been known to be swallowea outright by its means, though a great many have been taken in. Sometimes a fly would alight within a foot of toady, and ait rubbing its miraculous little feet with great delight apparently, when the toad, imitating the notorious Jeffreys, would '? give him a lick with the rough side of his tongue,' and the poor fly would be con demned afed executed instantly. In one respect, however, the immortal Jef freys had the advantage of the toad, for he could " smell a Puritan a mile off," he said, while the toad bad no sense of fnuil appa rently. but in point of praotice, all tongue ? Ohio Farmer. Ikcidest at a Pabis Opkra?A French pa per has the following account of an incident | which oeeurred in one of the opera house* in Paris: 44 A few evenings since at the opera, a box in the first row was observed to bo empty, though the entire house with this exception was crowded to excess. Two spectators, who had not seats to their liking, went to the door of this box, but could not obtain admission The or reuse, or woman who has charge of open ing and shutting tho box doers, insisted that the box was empty. " Perfectly empty," cried all unanimously. But all at ouce. as they were gating, what was their terror on beholding a wkite ha>ul. apparently detached from anv body, moving along the edge of the box and holdiug an ivory opera glass. This hand, isolated and flitting about in the darkness, produced a terrible effect. The two gentlemen, pale with sur prise and terror, remained immovable aud speechless. Presently, other white hands made their appearance, one of them holding a white handkerchief, and going through tho motions as if wiping a forehead. The house was but dimly lighted at the time, which aided in the terror and delusiou At last, thoee near the mysterious box, raised their elastea?and burst into a shout of laugh ter. The occupants of the box were five ne groes completely dressed in black, with their eoats buttoned up, and elegantly gloved in white. Hidden by the darkness, they had ic mained invisible, amid the retired shades of their 'log*,' or open box!' nraveri ?Sl**kinR ^inAt ,on? " kn,PP "When Peter ^walk ?i the water lauci t sinking, had hU J as loug as the introductl nl to one ^f far tiioderfi ptayfers, before he a* ??ff through -he would have been fifty fret FASHIONABLE GLUTTONY. BT ? LITERART " HTCrrM." Fire o'clock, p. m , and we are in the prin cipal salie d' manga of the St. Nicholas. tha largest hotel in New York or in Christendom. The magnificent hall in traversed by six la bia*, with seats at each for fifty pemu; the cloths are laid; ail the paraphernalia of tha banquet in set; the gong has soui lei; three score waiters, in snow-wt.ite ap ons and spot less white gloves, are marshaled in opea or dor; two hundred and fifty elegantIj urossed ladies and gentlemen are settling themselves in the luxurious arm-chairs?" I>ir.n<-r is ready!" Let as try the mock turtle. Excellent Jwt enough of the vinous flavor to give it piquan cy without spoiling its richnu-a. It is the thing 4< B 'ite 1 rook, bass, an 1 shrimp sauce*'?well, we will essay that. Very good, indeed?but there is not a shriuip in tba " shrimp sauce.'' whereas Kitchener, and we fully agree with him. says the shriiuns them selves as well as their flavor should be there. Passing over the roast and boiled, comprising twenty varieties of the lines' meats at<l poul try that our public and private maikcU ean sapply, we arrive at the eutrwes, of which there are eighteen served in covered dishes of silver and kept hot by silver .-pirit-lamps. A signal id given to the waiters; ofl fly the gleam iu*( covers at every table, with a movement as simultaneous as the preheat arms of the Na tional Guard, and a cl. ud of savory and ap petising odors floats through the hall. It is in this department ef the dinner that tha ar tistic cook has the finest opportunity for tua display of hu genius and skill; and after hav ing tasted half-a dozen of the fnca>ultuj, curries, escalope*, ragouts, cot* I cites, nod. salmis, we are bound to say that the oooks at the St. Nicholas are artists Nothingoould be finer than the pigeon.sa la jardiniere. ike rts dc veau pique en panic* a*tx epinards (sweet breads in spiuachj the greuoutlles u la pureo dt jtomme d'amour (frogs witn tomato sauce,) and the curt tr dc vollault auhordure de rts, (curried chicken cncirrled with rice.) The jellied dishes, salads, Ac., are all that can be desired, and the pastry and dessert, en bra cing nineteen varieties of pics, puddings, creams, jollies, b uboas, dc., could scarcely bo excelled at any table, public or private, at home or abroad. Delicious coffee, served in beautiful little porcelain cups, concludes the banquet. We have not mentioned the wines. >f which one hundred aud nine brands, com prehending the crack vintage.* of the wjst cel ebrated wine-growing distiiots of France, S]>ain, Germs.iy, and Portugal, figure on tba St. Nicholas list. One of our ex-auila*sadurt, who had lived many years abroad, remarked not long ago that 110 prince in Europe fared as >umptuousiy as the guests of the St. Nicholas. We nelieve he was right. The Spirit of Love. -Charity (or love) never failelh."?1 Cor., xm.e. Beyond nil question, it it the unalterabla sonstitution of nature that there is efficacy, livine. unspeakable efficacy, in love. The ex hibition of kindness has the power to bring iven the irrational aniu al into sntjeeUon. show aindness to a d g, and be will remem ber it; he will be grateful; be will infallibly ?eturn love for love. Show kindness to a lion, ind you oan lead him by the mane ; yoa can Lhrusi your head into his mouth ; you can aelt the untamed ferocity of his heart into an iffection stronger than death. In all of (lf?d s t-ast, unbounded creation, there is not a living lud sentient being, from the least to the largest, not one, n >1 even the outcast and de graded serpent, that is insensible to arts of tindness. If love, such as our blessed s?vior manifested, could be introduced into the world, and exert its appropriate dominion, it would restore a state of things far more oheer ing, far brighter than the tabulous age of g. id; it would annihilate every sting; it would pluck avery poisonous t#oth ; it w ?uld hush every iiaoordaut voice. Even the inanim ite en v tion is not insensible to this divine iuttuenoe. rb? L'txd and flower and fruit put forth m st ibundnntly snd beautifully, where the h: ad >f kindness is extended for their culture. A:.d f this blessed Influence should extend itself >ver the earth, a moral Gaiden of Kdon would ?xist in every land : instead of the thorn and )rier wonld spring up the Sr tr*.e and tha myrtle; the desert would blo*so9B. and tha ?olit.try place be made glad ? Upi im. Dtjuo. L)tiro.?Dny by day men are dying, ?ne by one, and yet by thousands up >n tbou itnds. We read the briaf reaord whiah meet* he public ey#; some of the victims we m?f lave known, some we may have heird of, >ut some are alike unheard and uninown. Ve give a thought possibly to those we knew, ind then rush on, madly as before, in pursuit rf the wealth, the honor*. and the bubbles of his world, all regardless >f the great lesson of a?rtali:y <rhieh this record teaches; and aa ittle mindful of the coming day when wa hall foUow, as if it were not uttered to our eases. It is only when leatb aims a blow at tur very doors, and strikes down the beeuti ul and the good, the loved and the loving, rith whom we have associated almost dilly, ind the thought is forced home upon Uf that re suall meet th>m no more, that we take to leart the great faet of human life, tha'. w? >re dying, dying?one by one, bat yet in an ternal, unending procession, out of wh<-sa erried ranks none may step aside and put way his day of doom?we are passing away. {Nashua TeUfrapk. A Balloo.v Aaca^sio*.?On Saturday even ag last it was announced that Mr. King wiuld lake a balloon ascension from Doylaatowa. t was found, however, after the balloon was iflated. that Mr. K. was too heavy A youog jan in the audience, Mr Marion, immediate y volunteered. lie took off his eoat, when he car was cut from the balloon, and the lat Br ascended in a westerly direction. The car ras cut away because an ascent o- uld not be fleeted otherwise. The adventarous voyager uspended himself from the balloon by an ar angement of the ropes, and his situation was xtremely perilous?the more especially so aa e had not the proper control over the valve, [is a;urse upward was watched with great nxiety, as ho ascended in the gloom of tha venlng. Nothing was heard of him until [onday morning, when he was found eeveu sen miles north of J>iylestown, at a place ailed Red Hill. He wa? in ths air for the pace of forty-four hour*. iJi? suffering* and ndurance were great, and the wonder is that e escaped with nis life. The feat was one oC be most daring on record. Ose or thh Pios.?The Lynn News is re ponsible for the following: A friend of ours was arguing in favor of buy - Dg large pigs in the spring, declaring it much tetter than to buy small ones, as they would at but little more. A neighbor differed from dm in opinion, whereupon he told a story rhiuh "took down" his opponent. and all hi* tearers decided that small i>ig> could eat some laid he: " Last spring I bought a little pig rom a drover, and he was good for eating, but rouldn't grow much. He got so. after a week ir two, that he would eat a bucket full at a ime, and then, like Oliver Twist, call for nore. Well, one morning I carried out a wa ?r bucket full of dough, and after he had wallowed it aU, I picked up the pig and put iim in the same bucket I bad fad him from nut tk* httU cuts didn't fill it half full. * Help o*? AJtora**.?Sir Walter Scott rrote, " The race of mankind would perish lid they cease to help each other. From the ime that the mother binds the child s head, ill the moment that some kind amirtawt wipes ,be death-damp from the brow of the dy?g. ire cannot exist without mutual halp. Al? .herelbre. that need aid, have a right to aak t of their Wfiow mortals; aad no one. who iak ft in hiff power to grant, can refos? with jat'incunfng g?*t:"