Newspaper of Evening Star, January 4, 1856, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated January 4, 1856 Page 1
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t VOL. V1L WASHINGTON, D. C, FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 1856. NO. 936. THE EVENING STAB. n'RLIHHCD ITFRT APTKHNOdfl, (E\CRPT SUNDAY,) At 144 &>'??? Bntidtftg', rgrntr of i/mm ind fcltrt+'k ilriil, B 7 W. D. WALLACE, will be scr?ed to uibsrilbMB bycani?j? a? SIX AND A QUARTER CF.NTS% payable werkl', tn ?hc Agents; papers served In packages at 17)% ?ents per month. To tnnli subscribers the sub ?crlptlnn price 1? TH1KK DOLLARS AND FIF TY CENTS a year madvanr.t, TWO DOLLARS for ?lx month*, and ONE DOLLAR for threr months; for less than three months et the rate of 1'1% cents * week. \?T SINGLE COPIES ONE CENT. DR. FLORENCE O'DONNOOHUE, O ffice 4? Seventh street, a few doors north of 0. dec 5-eolin* kirk wood Home. 'HUE PROPRIETORS HAVE THE PLEAS -1 ure to announce that they have made many Improvements to their HOTEL, In f accordance with the advancement and re-*4 flue meat of the age Thev give their sole care ;?nd attention to Its management, with an unspar ing regard to the wants and comfort of guests, at the usual and established rates of first-class hotels. J. H 4 A. W. KIRKWOOD. dec 8?lm JOIAS P. LEVY, KrORTIR AKT> DIAIII TIV WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS, A WD FINE GROCERIES, G eneral Commission A Forwarding Merchant INSURANCE AND BILL BROKER, No. 474 Fa av., two doors below U 9. Hotel, \Va!>hi?8to?i Cxtt, D. C. N . B ? Country Merchants are requested to give me a ea.H before purchasing elsewhere. oc t-ly' I? AADERR EOTY PES TAKEN BY A LADY. MRS A C REDMOND HAVING removed to her NEW ROOMS, on Tth st., between H and I, is prepared to take LIKENESSES in th?* best stvle of the art. PICTU R ES well taken and pnt nr> In embossed cases for FIFTY CENTS nov 22-tf MEDICAL CARD. Doctor stanislas hernis'/. re? ular Practitioner of Homoeopathy, Office 231" corner F and Fourteenth streets. Consultations from 10 a. m. to 3 rv m Doctor Stanislas Hernisz, havlue returned from Europe with Improved health, will attend to the practice of his profession. Le Docteur pari# Frangais Oer Doctor ?pricht Deuts^h. dec 17?lm* WEUER'S EXCELSIOR BRASS AND STRINCi BAND. J\I R . W E B E R RESPECTFULLY IN -1*1. Inform his patrons and the public that he Is now prepared with a BAND OF TALENTED MUSICIANS to accommodate them with a brass, string or reed band, as the occasion may require. MUSIC for Bails, Parties, Parades, Serenade, Ac .furnished from one to any num ber. at the shorfst possible notice, by applying to L WEBER, header, four doors enst of General Henderson's, Navy ^ ard. Orders can be left at the " Music Depot," In the Star Buildings. novff?tf COFFIN WAREROC*>11 fcc. | WILLIAM PLANT A CO., UNDEKTA KF.RS^residcnce4H Seventh street, between G and II streets Interments proenred in anv ground or cemetery. Coffins, Caps, Shavids, Carriages, Hearse, aid every article for interments of the best quality furnished at short notice, on tbo most rraSoi able terms, and at all hours of tbe aight Ha^??*sr the exclusive right of Crump's Patent Corp^-r Preserver, we guarantee to keep the Acad for any length of time. Jy 11?ly HATS! ?HATS! 1\TKW YORK WINTER STYLES OFjfl i? Beebc, Learv, Genln, with other fash- li_ lotiable Gentlemen's Dress HATS, a full and coniplcte assortment at . LANE'S Hat, C*p And Gent's I"urn. Store. I'll Pa. avenuo. dec 3?tf E I DUPONT DE NEMOURS k CO , MANCrAOTFtKRi OF WILMINGTON, DEL Superfine sporting, and all other kinds. Diamond brain, extra fiae. Eagle Gun-Powder, FINE GRAIN, for Sportlnr, In Canisters, pouad papers, and Rl^-lb lee*; COARSER GRAIN, expressly for Water-Fowl Shooting, In Canis >.~is, 6jl( and 12jf-lb. kegs. SUPERFINE SPORTING GUN-POWDER, F, FF. FFF, Glaxt daud Rough, ta-stt, 12*, ana 6^ pound kegs, and in Canisters. G U S-PO W J) E R FOR MILITARY AND NAVAL SERVICE. GUlf-POWDER FOR BLASTING AND SHIPPING. ?F, FF; C, F, FF, FFF, in HID,50, and !?-lb. kegs. Also, PREMIUM EXCELSIOR 8AFETY FUSE, In quantities to suit purchasers. Sole Agency for the District of Columbia at No 33 HIGH STREET, GEORGETOWN, D C. dec5-2awlm NEW FRUITS?NEW FRUITS. New raisins, figs, cranberries, Currant*, Lemons, paper snell Almonds, Pickles, in vinegar aod spiced, at 8*2 ccnts a hun dred; Hermctlcally-seaka Fri'lts; Pickled Fruits, of all kinds, verv superior and choap; all kind* of Jellies in -lass jars at 26 cents, with a _;reat variety of fre?h and nice -arileUs, suitable for the season. For sal* at my store, a few steps north east of Jackson Statue. Iiovia Z M P. KING CONFECTIONERY ! Tnos POTF.NTIN1 WOOM) R E8PKCT fully inform fh?citixens of Washington that he hn? purchased the well-known Conlfc* Moncry establishment of John Miller, wbleh he will carry on with Increased facilities for ministering to the tastes of those who may faror him with their pa tionage He will manufacture and keep on hand a large assortment of fancy and ornamental CONFEC TIONERY, WEDDING CAKE, CANDIES, JELLIES, CHARLOTTE RUSSE, BLANC MANGE, and every other delicacy used at BALLS AND SVl PER PARTIES. When desired, he will attend these or other festive occasions, and furnish tables with every delicacy and luxury, served in the most fashion able style, with punctuality and attention. He has Just received a lar^e assortment of for eign BON BONS, CONFECTIONERY, FIGS PRUNES, Ac , in fancy boxes and ornamental cartons. Also, ornamental FIGURES, PYRA MIDS, and other decorations for the table, at Din ner and Supper Parties. THOMAS POTENTINI, No 279 Pennsylvania avenue, between 10th and 11th streets, south side dec 1* Caited States Patent Office. > Washington, Jan 2, 1636. \ ON THE PET1 HON OF ZEPHANIAL BOS WORTH, of Hanner, Ohio, praying for the extension of a patent granted to him on the ftth day of April, 1*12, for an improvement In "con structing heating stoves,'' for seven years from the expiration of said patent, which takes place on the (U day of April, H56 : It Is ordered, that the said petition be heard at the Patent Office on Monday. the2tth of March 1*56, at 12 o'clock, m ; and all persons are notified to appear and show cause. If any they have, why said petition ought not to be granted Persous opposing the extension are required to file In the Pateut Office their objections, specially set forth in writing, at least twenty days before the dav of hearing; all testimony filed by either parly t? be used at the hearing must be taken and tr<Mi>uutred in accordance with the rules of the of flte, which will be furnished on application. The testimony in the case will be closed on the Hth dav of March; depositions and other papers 'died upon a? testimony, must oe filed in the office on or before the morning of that day; theariju- j meats, if any, within ten days thereafter. Ordered, also, that this notice be published in the Union. Intelligencer, and Star, Washington. D. C ; Ar^iis, Baltimore; Evening Argus, Phiia delphia. Pa ; Journal of Commerce. New York, ana Enquirer, Cincinnati, Ohio, once a week for three successive weeks previous to the 2lth of March n?xt the day of hearing. CHARLES MASON, Commissioner of Patents. P S?Editors of the above papers will please copy, and ?^nd their bills to the Patent Office, witn a paper containing this notice. jan 3?law3w rciCTILE IVORY.?JUST RECEIVED, sev r eral exquisite specimens of hl? mm .facture. Including "The Descent from the Cross." after Rubens; "The Flight into Egypt"Adora tion of the Wise Men " Head of Obriat," after Doiaenlchlno?Madonna; " Ecce Homo." Ac., specially adapted for Christmas presents, at TAYLOR A MAURY'S _jloc il?tx Bwkstore, near 9th st. FANCY STATIONERY, A PAPIER MACHE PORTFOLIOS, A BLOTTERS, Ac ,.tTHB LAKES,*4 A. ??nue. dee8 i PHRENOLOGY. VfADAMi; FRICE'S (LATE OF BALTI lf J. more) compliments to the Ladies and Gen tlemen in this city, would inform them that she has opened her studio at No. 517 1 street, near Sixth, where she is prepared to furnish Phreno logical Charts on the shortest notice Thf* is no humbug, but the result of years of scientific re search arid experience. Terms moderate? A c;rtl is solicited from those desirlne to knowthem selvtw. dec ^1?T,Th<!lrS1m THE PIANO FORTE CLASSES of MR. W. HENRY PALMER, WILL meet at the Academy of Music, corner of ?th and D streets, on and after MON DAY, Oct. 8th, 1?35. The pupli* are requested to b<t in attendance on the days and hours speci fied in the notices addressed to them, oot 4 W.HENRY PALMER, Director MORE NEW (iOOOS. JOHN H. SMOOT, NO. 119 SOUTH SIDE Bridge street, Bear High, Georgetown, D.C, has received an additional supply of Fall and Winter GOODS, making his assortment very complete In his stock will be found a flr>t rate assort ment of? l^a. ,-s' Dress Goods Black Moire Antique Silks Moire Antique Cloak and Dress Trimmings Rich stripea and Moire Antique Sa>h and Bonnet Ribbons Swiss and Cambric Bands, Collars and Sleeves Blsck and col d Cloths, for Cloaks Sfttlla, Brocha and Bay State Shawls With a good assortment of the best makes Flan nels, Blankets, and Dry Goods generally. My stock being durable and cheap purchasers will find it to their advantage to call before getting fully supplied. J. H. SMOOT. nov 13-tf ? IV JU" I REMOVAL. The subscriber would most re spectfully Inform his customers and the | public generally, that he has removed his Store from the south to the north side of Pa. avenue, between Eleventh and Twelfth streets, where he will keep a full and well-selected assortment of the best and I a test stvle of F R EN CH CLOTHS, CASSIMERES, VEST1NGS, AND GENTLEMEN'S FURNISHING GOODS. As the excellent business stand will enable him to do a much larger business, he feels assured that he can furnish Gentlemen's Garments on more moderate terms than heretofore. Having practised for a nujnber of years In Germany, England and France, he is confident that he can please all those who may favor him with a call. Feeling grate ful fir pa*t favors he solicits a continuancc of the same. tt. F. SCHAFER, nov It Merchant Tailor. C(M Olis, COLDS, HOARSENESS, fee. PERSONS predisposed to Pulmonary Affec tions find this the most trying season, owing to the sudden changes in U mperature; yet by a little care, adopting warm clothing and supply ing thein*eivcs with a ^ood prescription -or cou<jh remedy they may easily ward off what may else Crovo a dangerous winter companion. TV ER'S COMPOUND GUM ARABIC SYRUP has been so long known and highly appreciated as one of our most innocent, yet efficacious, plea sant, and (since the reduction in price,) economi cal remedies, that It may be recommended and used with the utmost confidence. It is told at 25 cents, or three bottle* in one, 5<i cents Wholesale by PATTERSON A NAIRN and STOTT A CO ; and retail by mo??t Druggists. In Alexan dria by PEEL A STEVENS; Georgetown by Mr. CISttELL. oc.t J HAMBLER'S TRICKS WITH CARDS XPOSE Green; EfXPOSED AND EXPLAINED BV J. H. ?i Green; price 25 cents MORGAN'S MYSTERIES OF FREE MA SONRY : containing all the Degrees of the * )rdcr conferred in a Master's Lodge, as written byCapt. Win Morgan: price 25 cents. HOME COOK BOOK : containing severulhun dred excellent jeceipU ; price 25 ten's LAWS OF LOVE: A complete code of gal lantry containing concise rules for the conduct of a courtship through its entire progress. Aphor isms on love, the courts of love In the nineteenth century, rules for telling the character* and dispo sitions of wT>man; price 23 cents LADIES' GUIDE TO BEAUTY: containing E radical advice on improving the complexion, the air, the hands, the form, the teeth, the eves, the feet, the features, so as to insure tnc highest de gree of perfection, of which they are susceptible, and also upwards of one hundred receipts for va rious cormetlcs, oils, pomades; only 25 eents. Any of the above Books can be bought of the Agent, ALEX. ADAMSON, Seventh street, op posite the Post Office, where he keeps on hand all the CHEAP PUBLICATIONS, MAGAZINES, and NEWSPAPERS, BLANK BOOKS. PENS, INK. PAPER, STATIONERY of all kinds, CHILDREN'S TOY BOOKS. PRIMMERS, ABC CARDS. PLAYING and VISITING CARDS, BALL, 4c. movfi?3 m* PRIVATE MKOICAli TREATISE FHILOSOFHICAJj VIEW 01' MARRIAGE, u* At, B . LA I'KOII, M . D ., ALBANY, N. Y., 98V Pagts -n I 1T? Fint, riatn. an-l Coloitd l.iik and Plaits. Prick ojily Twiiii Fivk Cists. S?nt Fre? of Postage to all parts of the Union / Ml E A PEST BOOK EVER PUBLISHED V and containing nearly double the quaniitv of read ing matter In that of the FIFTY CENT OR DOL LAR PUBLICATIONS It treats on the PH YSIOL OGY OF MARRIAGE, and the Secret Infirmities and Disorder of Youth and Maturity, resulting from ex cesses. which destroy the physical and mental pow- "s ers, with Observations on Marriage, Us duties and disqualifications, and their renwdles. with Lithographs, Illustrating the Anatomy and Physiology, arid Diseases of the Re productive Organs of both sexes, tfceir structure, uses, and functions. A popular and comprehen sive Treatise on the Duties and Causal ties of sin gle and married life?happy and fruitful alliances, mode of securing them?infelicitous and Infertile ones?their obviatlo.i and removal ?Important hints to those contemplating matrimony, that will overcome objections to it; none, however, should take this important step without first consulting its pages?commentaries on the diseases and medical treatment of females from infancy to old age, each case graphically Illustrated t.y beautiful lithogra phic plates?nervous debility, its causes and sure, by a process at ?nce so simple, safe, and effectual that failure is impossible?rules for daily manage ment?an e ?.'ay on Spormatorrha-a. with practical ol>sefvatlons on the safer and more successful mode of treatment?precautionary hints on the evils re sulting from empirical practice?an essay on all diseases arising from Indiscretion, with plain and simple rules by which all persons can cure them selves without mercury?remedies far those self inflicted miseries and disappointed hopes so un fortuna'elv prevalent in the young. It Is a truth ful adviser to the married and thosecontemplatlng marriage. Its perusal is particularly recommend ed to persons entertaining secret doubts of their physical condition, and who are conscious of hav ing hazarded the health. happiness, and privileges to wcich every human bein* is entitled Price TWENTY-FIVE CENTS per copy, or Five Copies for One Dollar Mailed, free of post age, to all parts of the U nited States N. B?Thosf who prefer may consult Dr. LA CROIX upon any of the diseases upon which this bot/k treats, either personally or by mail. Medi cine sent to any part af the Union according to di rections. safely packed and carefully secured from all observation. Address Dr. M B LA CROIX, No. 31 Maiden Lane, or Po?t Office Box 57U Albany, N. Y. Office open daily, from 'J a m to 9 p m and on Sunday from 3 until 5 p. m. U7* Office REMOVED from No 56 Beaver at. to 31 Maiden Lane, Albany, A'?tr York. dec 2s?ly I^INE LIBRARY EDITIONS of Campbell, Milton, Dryden, Bryant, Halleck, Longfel low, Shak*pe?re, Byron, Pope Moore, Hemans. r... _ _j~ Will ia, ?, uuiu9iuim, r>cou. nooa, r?win. chancer Spenser. Tennyson, Southey. Rogers, Young and many other Poets, may be found at the most mod erate price", at the bookstore of the undersigned, fine editions, lu morocco and calf bindings, many of them beautifully illustrated; most of them im ported direct from London, by the undersigned, kndbound there. FRANCK TAYLOR dec ? LADIES MAY BE SERVED (BY LADIES) WITH every variety of Cosmetic and Article* accom panying the toilet, at THE LAKES, 504 Pa. avenue, near Adam'a Express. dec 24?tf >EW YORK. HATS. I have made arrangements with one of the beat boot makers in Philadelphia to be kept constantly supplied with the very best and most fashionable French calf skin sewed BOOTS, warranted French calf, or no sale, which I offer for the un precedented lew price uf $3 82)f. 1 have shown them to competent Judges, who pronounce them to be the best Boots for the price in the United States. I also havea splendid sewed GAITER BOOT, made of the very best French calf skin patent leather, all of the latest style, for #3 50. Competition is out of the question. All I ask Is fojjrentlemen to come and see for themselves Terms positively cash. dec 6?eo3m TYLER'S COMPOUND SYRUP OF GUM ARABIC AS A REMEDY FOR COUGHS. COLDS, HOARSENESS, ASTHMA, WHOOPING COUGH, CROU P, fee., possesses the greatest ad vantages, with the least objections of any other in use, having been extenslvelv used the last twenty years with unparalleled success, not trumpeted to the world as a specific or cure all, but recom mended as a valuable and scientific auxiliary ly pulmonary ra?i?, ready at hand, and one that has been generally found to afford relief where most others have been tried without material ben efit. As such it is recognized by numbers of our leading physielms, who know its composition, and have been eye witnesses of its superior effi cacy, as well as by thousands of our most respec table citizens, who all endorse Its claim to being safe, palatable, economical and efficacious. Price 26 cents, or three bottles In on?? 50 cents. Wholesale Agents, PATTERSON A NAIRN, ?".d STOTT A CC , Penna avenue; PEEL A STEVENS, Alexandria; CloSEL, Georgetown Retailed by Druggist* generally. Also, TYLER'S <>UM ARABIC COUGH CANDY DROPS, the same composition in lozenge form, 12# ccnts a box. nov 19 11. SEMKEN, Jrwrtfr, JJO renna. avenue, bttwin 9tk ind lOfA streets, I ? A? RECEIVED AND OPENED THIS DAY ? a a magnificent assortment of fine and rich imported JEWELRY,suchas Flor entineand Roman Mosaics, Italian Lavas^^^^ and Corals, Garnets, Cameos, and a vari-^BHp etv of richly chased Gold Jewelry or any descrip Hon, the very latest styles Also, a new lot of fine London and Geneva WATCHES, warranted timekeepers. FOR CHRISTMAS PRESENTS. A splendid assortment of fine Silverware, Pitch ers, Castors. Creams, Gobies, Cups, Forks and Spoons, (sterling,) Fish, Cake ana i'ie Knives, Hu'ter and Frnit Knlv?s, Soupand Oyster Ladles, Preserve, Sugar and Cream Spooiu, Salt Cellars. Narkin Rings, etc., etc. SILVER PLATED WARE, ON ALBATA. Castors, Baskets, Butterboats, Urnc, Forks and Spoons. FANCY ARTICLES. French Clocks, Dresden China Ornaments, in variety, Card Cases, Poitmonuales, Cigar Cases. Ana also a large assortment of SPECTACLES in Gold, Silver and Steel Frames, to suit every eve and age; Eye Glasses, Congress Specs, and Opera ?ilasses. ir7" We take pleasure In stowing our ?ood? to all, whether purchasers or not. All our poods arc warranted as represented, and will be sold at the lowest possible price. Jewelry and Silverware made to order: Diamonds remounted; Gold Pens repointed, aud Engraving on Slone executed at short notice. chronometers and all kinds of fine Watches and Musical Boxes put in perfect order at short notlec. H. SEMKEN, Jeweler, I'a avenue, between Srth and 10th sts. dec 1?tf 'ft S. P. HOOVMR'S ?<ot, Sfeoe, and Trunk Establishment, Iro.i Kail, Pa. avenue, between Vth and 10th sts. Ill AVE JUST RECEIVED FOR LADIES, MISSES, and CHILDREN, Cloth. Button, Buckskin, lined Button, Healed, GAITERS. Also, thick and thin Gaiters;' lironzc. Black, and Colored, at SI.25, worth 32; Ladies Alpine Button Gaiters, S3 50; Fr? neb \VbltcSafin Gllcerious SLIPPERS, Gen tlemen's French Patent l?eather BOOTS and SHOES, of all descriptions; Gentlemen's De tached GAITERS, all colors; Boy's and Youth's Patent Leather and Calf BOOTS and SHOES. My stock of Fall and Winter Wear, recently se lected from the inosfcelebraled manufacturers, Is very superior 1 promises to oflVr unusual Inducements,and re spert fully soUcll your patronage and influence, dec 14? tf S P HOOVER. t 31 M KOIATK II K 1.1 E F FOR T11E TOOTH ACHE IS FOUND. 'INHERE 13 NOW OFFERED TO THE JL world a most effectual remedy for the cure of Tooth ache, In fact the only one knmen to cure the most violent tooth-ache instantaneously, if properly applied according to direction. Should the pain after the first application, In course of time, re-appear, the same application has to be made again, and after two or three applications the cure will be effectual and the decayed tooth as useful as any other. This really indispensable remedy causes n1* pain, and is warranted to have no injurious effect whatever llease call for A. FERGER'S TOOTH-ACllS BALSAM. Price 25cents per phial. To be bad at the Drug Stores of A. J. RIDG LEY, CHAS STOTT A CO., D. J. DYSON, V. HAKBAUGH, ar.d J. B. GARDNER A CO., Washington. nov 3 A WASHINGTON MARKET AND GRASS FARM FOR SALE. With Oak Wood, seasoned nnd stnnding. IOWER GIKBORO' THE BEST FARM IN * the District, situated on the Potomac, two and \ half miles from the United States bridge at the Navy Yard, containing 200 acres. 75 of It timothy land well set; 90 arable, in three fields; one down in wheat, one in young clover, the other clover for fallow Also, 15 acres In a market garden, reut lng yearly from ?500 to #600. The grass cut last year, without top-dressing, 100 tons, sold In this mark*? at $30 a ton. The corn land yields eight barrels to the acre. The improvements are a fine brick house of ten rooms and a cellar, large barn, new corn bouse, gardener's house, overseer's house, and negro iuarters, all in good condition. The shore Is a ?hery; fine for herring, fair for shad. Also, for sale, another tract of land, 121 arrcs, two miles from the Navy Yard bridge, a part clear ed, a fine soil and exposure for a market garden, the rest well wooded, and will cut from 2,000 to 3,000 cords Oak Wood. 11 Now on it 350 to 400 cords seasoned oak, cut last winter. The wood will pay for the land The improvements are new, a small dwelling, a corn-hotu?e, and a stable for six horses Referto HUGH BERNARD SWEENY, Of the Banking-house of Sweeny, Rittenhouse, A Co. dec 21?d2w. |>IBLES AND PRAYER BOOKS. IN RICH ? -* Velvet, Turk"v Morocco, and plain binding. Cbildrens' Books, the most extensive assort ment to be found In the Di?tr!ct. Miss Bunkley's Escaped Novice, price SI. Harper's Magazine for January Also, a large assortment of ivory and pearl handle PENKNIVES, PISTOLS or all kinds. For sale by E. K. LUNDY, dec '21?tr No. 128 Bridge st , Georgetown. WATCHES AND JEWELRY. U8T RECEIVED?A SELECTION OF < LONDON AMD U EN EVA WATCHES, i RICH JEWELRY, and a few pieces of fine < SILVER WARE, for sale at New York prices? < CHAUNCEY WARRINER, t Watchmaker and Jeweler, No. 370 Vennsylva- t nla avenue, with T. SALLIGAN A CO , dealers I In fine FANCY GOODS. PLATED WARE, ] PKRFTMERY, CUTLERY, Ac . Ac., ??der i Browns* Hotel, sign of the Golden Watch, Wash ington, D. C. decaj-*w* CLOCKS, CLOCKS, CLOCKS, at THE LAKES, dec 21?tf ia 504 Pennsylvania avenue. J

1 WISH ALL GENTLEMEN WHO ARE IN want of Hats to bear In mind that the plan which I adopted six months ago, of selling HATS and CAPS at greatly reduced prices, for cash only, is in success ful opent on, consequently those who r>ay cash have the benefit of cash, and arc not charged twenty-five per cent, extra profit to offset bad debts. The very best and most fashionable DRESS HATS, at S3 50. equal to any usually sold at S5, and the best S3 Hat south of New York: and a first rate, durable, and fashionable Hat, S*50. A full supply of black and brown FELT HATS, and Chlldre 's Fancy Goods, at very low prices. Small profit and quick sales is the motto. ANTHONY, Practical Hatter, Seventh street, near Pennsylvania avenue, Opposite Dexter's Hotel. BALLS. PRO RONO PUBLIC O ! twenty-ninth"annual ball ' OF THE Tranklin Tire Company! lu hoasr of the Birtii*aiylit of the ill** trisu* JJr. Frnnkliu. THE COMPANY RESPECTFULLY AN Bounce to their friends and the public that they will give their Twenty-ninth Annua! Ball on THURSDAY EVENING, January 17th. 1-56, at Carusl's Assembly Room*. The general satisfaction our annual balls have heretofore given and the entire success attending them, inspires us with renewed energy, and we pledge ourselves to make this ball one of the brightest that has ev.^r given brightness to the history of balls in the annals of the company No exertions will be spared that may contribute to the enjoyment and pleasure of those w ho miy honor us with their presence Obliging and expsrienced Floor Managers have been selecte 1 whose every exertion will be to give satisfaction In regard to the floor. Supper will Le furnished by an experienced ca'erer. Confections, Ice Cream. Fruit, Ac . will be pro vided by one of our city's most skillful confec tioners A favorite Cotillon Band has been enga^ad for th? occasion. Tickets ONE DOLLAR?admitting a gentle mab and ladles. No Hats or Cans will be allowed in the hall ex cept those worn by the Firemen. The entire company will |ct as the Committee of Reception. Committee of ArrangcmtHts. R E Doyle, J Williamson, G Crossfleld, H Ward., T L Martin, R G Eckloff, J B Mdley, A Spring. C J Oanfleld, J B Moran, dcc 1??TltAJan 15,16,17 Wra H Fanning, J Standshury, D Drisc'll, \Vm M Payne, Win Jones, T Sinon, J M Hough, E C Eckloff. Ij Thomas, 8 Butt. OFFICIAL. Treasury Detartmejit, Dec. 1, 1655. Notice is hereby given to holders of stork* of the United States that this Department will pur chase to the amount of 51,500 000 of said stock* at any time when the saine mav be offered prior to the 1st day of June next, and will pay therefor the following prices, to wit: For stock of the loan of 1842, a premium of ten per cent.; for stock of the loans of 1847 and 18-18. a premium of sixteen per cent.; for stock Issued under the act of \aW. commonly called Tcxas-in deinnity stock, a pre ml nm of six per cent.; and for stock of the loan of 1^1?, redeemable on the 1-2 h November, 1>-16, If rereivrd at the Trtasnry prior to the 1st day of January next, a premium percent.; If received between the 1st Jan uary and the 31st of March next, a premium of '2 per cent ; and If received after the 31st of March and prior to said 1st of June next, a premium of 1 ? ix*r cent. interest will also be allowed on said .stocks at the rates specified in the certificates, from the 1st July last, if assigned with the principal of the certificates received prior to the 1st of January next. After that date the interest will be allowed iu addition to the premium from 1st cf January to the date of their receipt, in both cases one day's interest will be allowed lu addlUon far the money to reach the seller. Certificates transmitted to this Department un der the present notice should be duly aligned to the United States (with the current half year's In terest. if sent prior to the l*t of January next) by the party entitled to receive the purchase money. Payment for these stocks will be made by drafts upon theasslstant treasurers at Boston, New York, or Philadelphia, as the parties entitled to receive the money may dircct. JAMES GUTIIRIE, dec 3?dtJunel Secretary of the Treasury. [Al'OL'LTHK A ROUKRS'H RAZORS ? -d We have a fine assortment of the above named RAZORS, to which we call the attention of geu tlemen who wish to have an easy shave. Aifo, STROPS of the most approved makes,SH AV1NG CREAM, SGAPS, and everything requisefor a gentleman's toilet T S GALLIGAN A CO., Fancy Goods and Perfumery, 370 Penn av., nov ist?tf Under Brown's Hotel. New veak present* At JOG Penna. avenue, between 0th and loth streets JOHN F. EL?L1S. dccae ALL THE NEW HOOKS PUBLISHED I\ received and for sale, at SHlLLlN GTON 'S BOOKSTORE. Caspar, by the anthor of u Wide, Wide World " The Mysterious Story Book, or the "'Good Step Mother Lances of Lynwood, a new Juvenile book, by the author of the Heir of Redcliffe. Travels, Voyages, and Adventures of Gilbert Go ahead, by Peter Parley Mimic Life, by Mrs. Ritchie, formerly Mrs. Mo watt W ldow Bcdott Papers The Hunter's Feast, or Conversation around the Camp Fire, by Capt. Mayne Reld, author of the Scalp Hunters Ten Years among the Mail Bags Fanny Grey, a history cf life In a series of six beautiful figures, the neatest and most delight ful gift for'children that we have seen. Blank Books and Stationery of every descrip tion, at the lowest prices, for sale at SH1LLIN GTON'S Stationery and Bock Establishment, Odeon Building cor. Pa. av and 4jf st. dec 31?tf Notwithstanding the unfre. cedented great rush at our store during last iveek we have a few more fine Fancy Goods, Toys. Work Boxes, Books, Card Cases, Ac., left, whicn we are determined to run off at our usual low rates. JOHN F. ELLIS, No. 306 Pa. avenue, near 10th street, dec 28? _ TWO SUPERB PIANOS RECEIVED this week, which, in addition to our usual arj;e supply, makes our stock the most complete in the city. Give us a call if you wish a good md cheap instrument. JOHN F. ELLIS, 306 Pa. avenue, between Sth and 10th sts. dec 88 tttFT bookstore: 4 GENERAL SELECTION OF STANDARD t\ Gift and Miscellaneous BOOKS mfrnfmi VND STATIONERY for sale at 11LBUS'S MUSIC DEPOT,cor ler of Pa. avenue and 11th street.' GREAT 1NDVCEMEST. 3VERY PURCHASER RECEIVES A GIFT. Each article Is sold at the usual retail price; and or every dollar's purchase a sealed envelope is irawn by the buyer, containing the name of some rift, which is presented on the spot Among the iifts are Gold Watches, Jewelry, Music, Fancy nd Toilet Articles, Ac. HILBUS MUSIC DEPOT, dec 8?tr Corner Pa av. and 11th st. A GENERAL INVITATION TO EX i\ ami e one of the largest and best assortment* >f Parlor Grand, Square, and Boudoir PIANOS, iver exhibited to a Washington public. Persons wishing to purchase, will find that they can be iccommodated on the most liberal terms, by early Lppllcatlon at the Music Depot, Star Buildings, r GEO HILBUS. Agent. Constantly In receipt of NEW MUSIC, dec *4?tr USEFUL PRESENTS. 3NE OF THE BEST STORKS OF THE kind in the city is G. FRANCIS'S, 190 Sev inth street. He has not only every Housekeeping irticle, but Razors, Scissors, Combs, Brushes, 7abas, and other useful articles. His goods are ?f an excellent quality, and he sells lower than liiv one else in the city If a friend of ours wished o know the best place to buy a Sett of Spoons, tnlves and Forks, Tea Setts, Castor, Cake Bas ket, or anything, from the finest Pocket Knifie to in Axe or Wood-Saw, we would say. " go to FRANCIS, on Seventh street, you will be sure of jetting good articles, and at the very lowest ft 6 dec 19?tf >rioe. rHNR GOODS for PRESENTS at ELLIS'S " 306 Pa. avonue, neai 10th street. dec EVENING STAR. TURKEY FOOT, THE INDIA*. The intelligent reader of pioneer history need not be told that after the signal def* ?? of the Indian*, in 1791, by (Jen Wayne, near ly all the tribe* entered into treaty stipula tions with the I'nited State*, and that a ctate of pcace continued, as the result of those trea ties?the first, that of Greenville, and the suc ceeding ones brought about by Governor Har rison?up to the time of. or to a period very recently prior to, the battle of Tippecanoe, the longest continued peace toe frontiers had then known Buts. notwithstanding the fact that the tribe* bound themselves to keep the peace, there were number* of fractious Indians of the baser Bert, who set up a kind of independence, and. starting out on their own hook, set at de fiance the authorities of our government and the councils and chiefs of their own tribes Of this number one of the most distinguished for infamy and villainy was Turkey Foot. .1 Potowatamie, who ha<i collected about him a band of desperadoes like himself, of whom he was the leader or chief, and with them preyed upon the property and lives of white and red men. The earliest accounts we have of this ban ditti leader represent him as a bad Indian He seems from some cause to have had a nat ural inclination to steal, and an equal disin clination to work : hence, it was almost a ne cessary consequence that he should become a thief or robber; for even among the savages a man mujt hunt or do something for a liveli hood. Turkey Foot, however, wns too much like some of the modern aristocrats of civi liied socicty to degrade himself by stooping to the performance of anything that had the appearance of useful labor, and so in his lazi ness ho turned freebooter. It should be known iu this conncction, that though the minority of the Indians, and near ly all the chiefs, had consented to the treaties spoken of, yet there was quite a respectable minority who entertained vengeful feeling* and a hostile disposition towards their pale fneed neighbors; and that the moral or im moral inllucncc of their portion of the tribes was made to upheld and protect the lawless operations of the renegades, at least to surh an extent that the Indians did not feel disposed to end them by Uking the lives of the perpe trators of the offences. After committing nu merous deeds of violence, rapine, and injus- j lico against both races, the indignation of his own tribe was excitcd very highly against him, so that it became needful for him to avoid them when in eufficieut numbers to pun ish him for his villainies. About this time, Governor Harrison, whose headquarters were at Vineennc.. found it ne ccssaiy to send out an agent among some of the more disaffected of the tribes, many of which were excited continually by Tecnmseh and the Prophet, and British emissaries, who spared no pains to plant the seeds of discord, hatred and war iu the hearts of the savages. The business of this agent was to disabuse the minds of the Indians a.? to some reports put in circulation by the enemies of the United States to arouse them to a state of outbreak and war. The gentleman sent on this mis sion, whose name was Parker, found great difficulty in disabusing the minds of the sus picions Indians as to the false statements made to them by the interested parties already named; and the more so a.- some fellcw had preceded him, falsely representing himself as the agent of our government, who had de clared to the savages, that it was the fixed and settled policy of the United states to continue to encroach upon them and their possessions, until both should be swallowed up. This was false as to the intention of our gov ernment at that time, though the representa tion, iu some degree, has since become a fact of history, owing, perhaps, to the unl j ke l r-r and unprecedented tide of emigration, wnich has ceaselessly rolled its waves west ward. But after much earnest labor, Mr. Parker began to succeed so well in his work that those interested in the continuance of the Ftate of excited fueling he was allaying and moulding to his purpose, becaiuc alarmed lest he should finally provo entirely successful in his efforts, and restore tranquillity where they desired fomentations and strife?the prepara tion for an open rupturo. To prevent t .e consummation i f this objo<*t. the patties interested appear to have held a kind of secret council among themselves, and the result of their deliberations that Parker ?va> to be put to death But h"W ' Tecum ?eh was not yet prepared to bring on a state Di'open hostilities, as his grand schemes for a universal confederacy of all the tribeo were not yet completed McKee. the British agent, tjok it on himself to sec that the bloody deed waa done, and thus the matter was settled. To sueceed in killing Parker, and yot not ?nimit tho Indians, M.Kec had only to c.i'I in the aid of Turkey Foot, whose services he engaged by a promi: a of reward?he was to ?ill Parker, and receive pay for the work of murder, and at the hands of this agent of a :ivilized and Christianised country ! The bargain was struck ; and in pursuance ?f his part of the contract, Turkey root took 'our of his men and started on tho trail of his ntended victim, who all unconscious of the hreatemng danger that hung over him, went ?caceably on in his work of reconciliation. He lad reached tho limits of his mission, an? >n hi.-- return tour, when the murderous as assin came on his track Down the Missis ippi he went, and down they followed after urn. They neared him every hour, yet bo tnew not that they w<?rc scenting his track is the wolf loes his prey ' They were near? o near that the place and time for the perpe ration of the crime were fixed, and the ringed hours were tiectly wafting the short nterval into the eternity of the past! Tho ime arrives?the stealthy murderers approach heir victim?a moment, and the work of .eath is done But Mr. Parker is u >t the per on slain. He had, from some cause, nas ened his movements, thus saving his life by ,few hours, and two Frenchmen me* tae fate bat wa.- intended by the murderers for him Gov. Harrison was speedily informed of this old-blooded atrocity, and demanded of the otowatamies that Turkey Foot and his aec->m lices should be given up; and their great hief, the Sun. declared his desire to have im punished, and his willingness toendeavor 3 secure him. In oonsequence of this turn f affairs, the desperadoes now became the ugitives, and were pursued by the Indians rho had volunteered to carry out the wishes f Harrison and the Sun. Turkey F^ot ex ected a reward from McKee for the two :alps of the Frenchmen, and was making his ray to his place of residence, when this new omplication of affairs made it necessary for im to change his course, and he fled across ae Mississippi into Missouri, where he re tained for a length of time, not daring to now himself where he was known. So sood, however, as the excitement died way, and other topics began to engross the at sntion of those who sought his life, he returned nd recommenced his life of crime and viilany. t will not comport with the limits of this brief letch, for us to even name the enormities he )mmitted, their name being legion; but so nu terous were they, and withal, of such anout igeous character, that Gov. Harrison at last emended of his tribe that they should deliver im up under pain of the displeasure of the nited States. The chief promised that he lould be taken either dead or alive; bat the jverument would not hear to his death, and emauded that he be brought in alive, that he light be punished according to the laws of the mntry, in accordance with a provision in tbe eaty of Greenville. The chief then promised ? bring him in as the Governor desired, and ith a body of his followers, set out to hunt im up. They met him unexpectedly, as he as crossing a small prairie, he aot being aware I their intentions, and the chief addressed him THE WEEKLY STAR. TbU eieellent Family anrf Nrt?J?WUl--r?|. uintnt a n renter variety of Interesting than p?d be found In any other?U publWh<4 on t?atui 4*y m-Jinlng tnn 8il|l( oopf, pel ?UQ? <i to CIVW. Fl?f K '? T? Mpln * r(l Twenty copies I* ,u rr Ca.H, IRTUUIIT in Al>Vaiire. VT" Single cople* Mn wrappers) can bepiormed at the counter Immedlateiv after the Iwree of the paper. J'rlc*? Tain Cents. Post*who art aaaecnts will be allowed a oomoOwloa of twnljr per cent la a friendly manner. as he opproarhed. and twit hun by the hand, determined at the pain* time to hold him fast until ho wu surr>unded ar.d sccured. But oe eooner did Turkey perceive the intention of the chief than with threat dexter i ty and prc.-encs of mind ho brought in* rifle, which was up<>u his left shoulder, around in -ujh a manner a* to present tho mnii'e direet at the chief, and thus the two stood It wa? a m ment of great suspence 1 Another -ec?nd. and one of the two might be in eternity : bat the chief had no weapon of defence revdy. and his life seemed to be the certain sacrifice An other inatant. and the sharp crack of a rifle broke oat shrill upon the quiet morning air, and Turkey Foot lay in the agonies of death' A young Indian had pereeivedthe penloux sit uation of his chief, and shot the miscreant dead on the spot ere he had time t<? discharge his own piece. His scalp was taken to tin* Harri> >n. to whi m nn account of his death was rendered, and the c'reum^tanee* were <x>n sidered an excune for not complying with the fequest to have him brought alive. Thus perished one of the moat infamous of men, a vile muderer and wretch, whose enor mities were shocking in the extreme, as he spared neither age, sex. nor condition, hut oommitted barbarities ej?on all?male and fe male, white and red. What 41 Appetite" Mean*. 44 Askingthat ia iU meaning. Who asks? Naturt \ in other words, the law of iur beiug. the instinct of sell-pr serration, widely ^nd benevoieuiy implanted in every ..ving thing, whether amui ?l worm, or w*e<t Yielding to th'- app?-t 11?- .-the [reservation t ill li: Mid health below man he alon? exceed? it. and. in ??onsewucnce. sicken* and dies thereby, 1 l.g before hi- prime in count le>? instances The fact is not recognised as generally as it ught to be, that a proj^er attention t > the '?asking"' of nature not only maintain? health, ut i? one of the safest, surest, and most per manent methods of curing disease It is eating without an appetite whi"h, in many instances. is the last pound wh* h l>reak the camel's ba-'k ; nature hud taken away the appetite, and closed the house for necessary repairs, but, in tpite of her, we Kfvtcrd down sot if foody and days, and weeks and month* of illues# followed, if not cholera, * rami ch >1 ic, or sudden death. In disease, there are few who cannot recall instances where a per.-ou was supp- *ed to be in a dying condition, and in the delirium of lover, or otherwise, had amen and gone to the pail or pitcher, and drink an eiiorm?u? quantity of water, or had gone to the p nitty, and eaten largely of s>me unusual fo ,d. and forthwith bej;an to recover. Wo frequently ?pcak of person getting well haviuj; the sftf est Hind oj an app+ttft, the indulgence uf which, reason and science would say would be fatal. Wc found out, many years ago, when en gaged in the general prati e of in> ii itie that when the patient was convalescing, the be-4 general rule was, rut not an at*i>i do no' rehth: tat tiling iv mod<r,;inn rk yonr >rpi>rtiti cravfx, from, a pirtcU down fo fio'e-lfithtr. Nature is like a perfect hou-e-keepcr ; -he knows better what ir- want ing in her hou>e than anybody else can tell her Tho body in di*ea-e crave- that kind "f fed whi :h c-ntain.- the element it mo-t need This i one of the most important fact.- in hu mnn hygiene; and yet we do not re Meet to have ever "en it embodied in . ? r.any word'. We have done -<*, to reuder it practical : and to mike it remembered, we state a fact of re cent occurenoe. Some three years ago a daughter nf James Damon, of Chesterfield, fell down a flisrht of -tairs, bringing on an illness from wbiihit was feared she would not recover, hbe did, however, recover, except the loss of heating and sight Her appetite, for some weeks, called for nothing but raieins and candy aud since last fall, nothing but apples w? re eaten A few weeks ago she commenced eating maple buds, since which time she has nearly regain ed her f<Ttuer health and activity, aud her sight and hearing are restored. We all, perhaps have observed the cats and other animals, when apparently ill, ea out and crop a particular grai? or weed. In ap plying these facts, let u- remember te indulge this "asking for'''' of Nature, in sieknosi especially, in moderation; feeling ear way along by gradually increasi:.g amounts; thus keeping on the safe side. W?' made this one of our earliest and most indexible rules of practice.'' Thk City at *idx**ht.?There ^something strange and my.*t?rious about a great city at midnight; the stillne.-s is unnatural, and it has often seemed to me that the phantoms of those who lived a hundred year* ago are treading the streets silently and noiselessly to watch how the tide of life an t progress ebbs *nd flow* along Think of the strong m?u sluinberii g well at midnight, and now an I then tossing in their rest, as a vision ef great ness or of glory daailes their nevar-alecj iag souls. Think of the maidan^ in the heart of that great city sloeping so quietly and well, and dreaming dreams of Jove and happiness that can never be realised. Think of vice in its haunts and misery for the time blessed in the sweet forgetfulness of the lethran world. At the dead of the tight there are many un der the earth sleeping the sleep that knows u? waking, and I have thought it would be a blessel thing, if many of the livingoould have their little lives rounded with the eternal res', so that, dreaming of heaven on this earth, they might pass awar to its glorious home forever. Think of the rosy cheeked child Lhat has folded his tiny hands in prayer *t ?ome fond mother's knee, and whose ?oftcurl* have been soothingly smoothed to rest on th pillow by the kindest hand tli.v a long life cv sr gives to us?a mother's. Picture the liWlo :hild falling asleep and waking in Paradise. How much better than to live the long, lorg pears of lifetime, for through their warp ruu liany dark cords, with now and then a broken hread of gold. Chicago, III , blasts of its propensities lor loiug things fine, fancy and fast, and genera y has the credit of doing thing* in a style la r >eyond the comprehension of other citie?. )n the 22d inst, the Press contained the fol owing martial notice: *? On the 19 th inst,, at the house of his broth ?r. Mark Beaubien, Esq , by Justice Lamh, }eo J. B Beaubien to Mi?s Kate L. Tinnean, ill of this city." Under the ?anu date, in another paper, w h it iras our surprise to find the following very minted episode to married lifei 41 Notice ?All persons are forbid trusting ny wife, Kate Louisa, on my aacount. a* she ias left my bed and board without cause or jrovocation, and I shall pav no debts of her ontracting. Johji B. BEicwtit. Married on the 19th, and on the 221 she .deserter from the General's 44bed and beard Frailty, thy name is woman ' Chicago ts ast and has fast women fa.-t men a i l beyon 1 , question has fast horses. But of all her /<?( astitutions. commend us to her conjugal bonis hat untie in two days. f-y " When 1 goes shoppin." said an old idy, *'I ailers asks for what I ,f bey have it, and it s suitable, ana I leel in lined to buy it, and it's oheap, and ean t be otat any place for less, I most take<? it rithout ohappering about it all day as mo?t :ople does." Up W?rtl,Tom, do* your girl continue 9 iSe you?" "Yes, more than ever 4 !?; oed! what evidence have of..t^Et i Why, she makes me presenta. ' What ? .h.fiT.D J.? , preeentof my picture which I paid fire dot jtr> for befere I gave >i?a her