Newspaper of Evening Star, January 11, 1856, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated January 11, 1856 Page 1
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VOL. VII. WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 1856. NO. 912. THE EVENING STAB, Ft KLIMIKU EVERY AFTER NOON, (EXCEPT SUNDAY,) J1 Ik* t Bntldtnf*, eorntr of / ?iina<4ilrMl, By W. D. WALLACE, Will be nerved to sub*. r bers by carriers at 91 \ AND A QUARTER OtNTS, payable weekly to the Agents; papers served In package* at :T7)( gents per month. To malt subscribers the sub scription price Is THREE DOLLARS AND FIF TY CKMT!il|(uw(UtNMKi,TWU DOLLARS for stj months and ONE DOLLAR for three months; for less tban three months at the rate of 1** cents a week. |?7* SINGLE COPIES ONE CENT. JONAS P. LEVY. IMfOKTIl iSD riAT.ll IB WINES, LIQUORS. CIGARS, AND FINE GROCERIES, General Commission * Forwarding Merchant I HSU R A NC E A y L) BILL BROKER, No. 174 Pa av., two doors below IT. S. Hotel, Waibinston Citt, D. C. N II.?Country Merchants are r? ; ie*ted to give va>' a call before purchasing elsewhere. oe 4-ly DAOFIRREOTYPES TAKEN BY A LADY. MRS A C REDMOND HAVING removed to her NEW ROOMS, on 7th hctwefn H and I, Is prepared to take LIKENESSES In th? be*' style of the art. PICTU R ES well taken and put tip In embossed cases for FIFTY" CENTS. nov 42-. tf >1 EDM'A L CARD. Doctor stanislas hernisz, reg ular Practitioner of Homi?opathv, Office ill* corner F and Fourteenth streets. Consultations from Hi a m. to3p m Doctor Stanislas rlernlsz. having returned from Europe with Improved hea th, will attend to the practice of his profession. l.aDocteur pari? Frangals. D?r Doctor Sprlcht Deutwch. dc 17?1 m* COFFIN WARCftOOMi *c. J WILLIAM PLANT A CO., UNDERTA ? KF.RS?reeldeneetl* Seventh _____ ?tree:, between G and H streets CT f* imminent* prewired In any ground or cmeter j. CoAns. Caps, Shrouds, Carriage*, and every article for Interments of the best quality furnished at short notice, on the mn?t reasonable terms, and at all hours of the alght H.ivine the exclusive right of Crump'* Patent Corps* Preserver, we guarantee to keep the Read for any l?agth of time. Jy 11?ly ro U mats:?hats : EW YORK WINTER STYLES OF B?ebe, L*?rv. Genln, with other fish l?nable Gentlemen's Dress HATS, a full ami complete aMoitment at LANE'S Hat. Cap And Gent's Furn. Store, l'il Pa. avenue, dec 3^ tf NEW FRUITS?NEW FRUITS TVK.U RAISINS, FIGS, CRANBERRIES, IN Currants, Lemons, paper shell Almonds, Pickles, '.n vinegar and spiced, at Accents a hun dred: Hermctioally-scaled Frnlts. Pickled Fruit*, pf all kinds, very superior and cheap; all kind of Jellies in - fans jar* at ii cents with a great variety of fr~?h aud nice articles, suitable for tht* season For sale at my store, a few steps north east of Jackson Statue. nov i:j V. M. P. KING. Ol iTA PERt HA TEETH. rilHE UNDERSIGNED HAVE BEEN IN a the habit of sending our patrons to Dr. Co>by for Dental operations for a number of years, and take pleasure In recommending him to the citi zens of Washington as the l***t tooth extractor aud dental operator that we have ever met with lie inserts teeth upon every plan that Is practised In the l;ni?cd States. tta<. e >i" <l't.??. M. r? R. W. Towloa, 11 l>. * V. P?jrn?. M It, r>D4 K MUler, M. D. J ?m-? Krysiif. M D ?. T. Ct>s?h?rllii. M D , DOS. C H H*rrta, M O mnn'l W i;r>wn, 11 D. H>Hi# Ttnelry, M l? M. * Xr?n. irt<-#) *. D l?S'e over Ford A Bre's, No '2W cornor of 11th street and Pa avenue. nov97??ro* ei'TTA FERCHA TEETH. I |R O ML'NSON, AT 310 PA. AVENUE, ? " Is mouutln^ Teeth on a Gutta Porcha Base Also, with Allen's pat-i ent continuous Gum, combining beau ty, strength and cleanliness. Dr. M. is d-terinined to keep pace with every Improvement In Dentistry, and will strive to please and profit his patrons. Uir Kit R5C I r Rev Dt Gnrtey, Hon R H Glllet, Dr. Binney, Hon. S A Douglas, Hon C Mason. Dr R P Patterson, Hon A O P Nicholson, Dr R Coolidge, And the Medical Faculty of Georgetown Col lege. nov 21?tf CONFECTIONERY! rpHOS. PO TEN TIN 1 WOULD RESPECT X fnliy Inform the c.tuens of Washington that he has purchased the *.veii-known Confectionary establishment of J oh:; ?Ililer, which he will carry on with increased fac. es for ministering to the tastes of those who may "aver him with their pa tronage He will manufacture and keep on hand a large assortment of fancy and ornamental CON PRC TIONERY, WEDDING CAKE, CANDIES, JELLIES, CHARLOTTE RUS^E, BLANC MAN GE, and every other delicacy used at BALLS AND SUPPER PARTIES. When desired, he will attend these or other festive occasions, and furnish tallies with every delicacy and luxury, served in the uwt fhnhlon ab'c style, with prmctuality and attention. He h.ts l:;st received a 'arge as-ortment of for eign ltdN BONS.CONFECTIONERY, FIGS. PRUNES, Ac., In fancy boxes arid ornamental cartons. AUo, ornamental FIGURES, PYRA MIDS,and other derorstlous for the table, at Din*, tier aud Supper Parties. THOMAS POTENTINI, No -i7? Pennsylvania avenue, between 10th aad 11th streets, south side, dec If S. P. HOOVER'S Boot, Shoa, and Trank Establishment, Iroa H.i'l, Pa avenne. between .1h and luth its. I HAVE JUST RECEIVED FOR LADIES, MISSES and CHILDREN, Cleth.? Button, Buckskin, llnod Button, Heaied t?AI 1'F.RS. Also, thick aud thin Gaiters; Bronze. Black, and Colored, at f: as, worth ?*' Ladles Alp.-e Button Gslt?*ni. fUi 50 F i??nch White Satin tllicertnna SLIPPERS, Gen tlemen's French Patent Leather BOOTS and SHOES, of all des-rip'ions; Genuemen's De t*' .:?d GAITERS, all rotors: Boy's and Youth's Patent Leather and Caif BOOTS and SHOES. idy stork of Fall snd Winter Wear, recently se le- t?d from the moM4rele'>rat?sl inanafheturers, is very superior. I proriUsc* to ->*br unnsuai lr.d'K cmcr'.s andie spertfully licit your patronage ?nd Influence, dec IV?tf S P HOOVER. ni \v BOYV WIMTEK ''LOT III Nit*. E HAVE THIS DAY RECEIVED A large addifbm to our u&ually extensive aasortmesit of flrst auaiity Boys' and Children*' CLOTHING, which we Will offer to our custom ers and the public at unusually low prices. t?ur slock consists In part of? t?VER COATS and TALMAS 11 imdoth KOUN DABtlUTS and JACKETS Fine and cuuudmi PANTALOONS Silk. Satin, and Merino VES TS W hlte and colo'ed SHIRTS I NDRRAH1RTS aad DRAWERS CAPS SUSPENDERS, HOSIERY, Ac . Ac. ?laklng our stock of Boys' and Children's * '.othlng very large and complete. WALLA STEPHENS, tS2 Pa av-nue, Wt lith and 10th street, deer (lntelAOloka) ant lounBdL A GENERAL INVITATION TO EX ?*' * amine one* f '.he largest and b*^t assertments or Parlor Grand, Souare, and Boudoir PIANOS, ever einibited tu a Washington public. Persons * ?h!ng to Purchase, will ind that they can be * "omitiod>ite?t on the most liberal terms, by early *1 plication at the Music Depot, Star Buildings GEO HlLBUS. Agent 1 '?aftantly In receipt of NEW MUSIC, decat-tr >lARBLfc WOKE?MARBLE WORK! yi p K !9A L E r|1HK SUBSCRIBER HAS t)N HAND A ^rtety ,,f Amcrlcaw and Itallsii MARBLE . M Ml- NTS, of beautiful design and highly ?f d w,,r?.iMtnshlp, to which he Invites |h" * V l lon "1 the pnbile Persons In went of M?n ?nents, or cuy other kind of marble work, wlil iw D/lr advantage to give him a call The iaroie and workmanship la of the best quality, /?\ iW1i' v,l<' as low ** klnillar work can be ordained at the North ?wbk" W1U ta","d ?* "? M i ALEXANDER RUTHERFORD II w V. and Hrowu Yaid one door from ? *,"' "JTI-'Mte National Theatre. (Union) II nr u^T.1^'ART'S tAMllhs. J ejll v |,,W' ,,KK KXPRKSS. one timrilTi- Jll*rt *clobfated STEAM CANDY. plu,n,> Vanilla Cream, and *?"<?? I- or sale at v z M P KING'S, ?'.v<! V"r?^ lv?>ue, corner 15th end I *ts CLOc*s. CLOCES, CLOCKS, at OacM__.r THE LAKES, ?04 Penusylvula a*enuf. UAUTIER'S Ladles' and Orntlrmra'i Elegant SALOON AND RESTAURANT, Conducted on the plan of Taylor * Delmonico't New York. I ADIES AND GENTLEMEN CAN PRO, cure at all hours BRKAKPAST, LUNCH. DINNER and SUPPER, served in the best stvle at a few minutes' notice. * ha\d delicacies of the season constantly on Members of Congress and others taking rooms can make desirable arrangement* on moderate terms to have their meals furnished Llegant dining rooms and parlors for the ac commodation of messes or parties of gentlemen desirous of taking their meals together grangers vis.ting the city will iind this estab lishment a great convenience, and are respectful ly Invited to ca-1 and examine It . t. C 6AUTIKR, dec 15?no 1 in Ml Pennsylvania avenue. T O F H A >1 tc NOR K LET'S NEW AND CHEAP SADDLE, HARNESS AND TRUNK STORE, 499 Seventh st , opposite Odd Fellows' Hall. i-*! A MESSRS TOPHAM. fig!BBLlate of Philadelphia, and M?^'NOHFLKT of this city ? respectfully announce to their friends and the nubile, that they have com menced the Saddling Tluslness at the above stand, where they will make and keep constantly on hand a Urge and superior assortment of?Mens' Ladle*' and Roys' SADDLES, BRIDLES MARTINGALES.and WHIPS. HARNESSof every description, both for city and country use ?1' o/ TRUNKS, V ALOISES, and CAR PET BAGS Ladles' SATCHELS. TK A veil ING BASKETS.and FANCY WoAk BOXES HORSE BLANkfcTS. COVERS^ COLLARS and HAM ES. Horse. Spoke, and Oust BRUSH ES. CARDS, CURK { -COMBS, SPONGES, Ac .Ac. ' All material used will be the best that can be obtained; and both of us having been practical w.-rkmen for several years, we feel confidant that our work cannot be surpassed, either for style or durability. By unremitting efforts to give satis faction we hope to merit, and respectfully solicit, a <taare of public patronage. Pasticuiar attention paid to covering Trunks ar.d repairing all kinds of work. Saddlers' tools constantly on hand nov 7 tf TlftR ENOLOGY. Madame prices <late of balti more) compliment* to the Ladies and Gen tlemen in this city, would inform them that she has opened her studio at No. 517 I street, necr Sixth, where she Is prepared to furnish Phreno logical Charts on the shortest notice. This is no humbug,.but the result of years of scientific re search and experience Terms moderntc. A call is solicited from those desiring to know them. ?Hvw ? dec 11?T.ThASIm THE 1'fANU FORTE CLASHES **? Of WR. w *-~m en k r palher, "1^1 LL nn? at tke Academy of Music, corner . * of *h streets, on and after MON DAY y Oct. 8p M|5. The pupils are requested to be in atlron the days and hours sneel fi'Mi in the uviQOCi addressed to them 0011 ,JTjF.N r y PALMER, Director. m i\ r< :1 w LK NEW liUOUlS JOHN #*^WOT, NO. 119 SOUTH SIDE Bridgfjlpet, near High, Georgetown. D C has receMl an additional supply of Fall and Winter $0ODS, making hid assortment very complete^ In bis, stock will be found a first rate assort ment of-? Ladies' Press Goods Black \faire Antique Silks Moire^Htloue Cloak and Dress Trimmings Klc.h iud Moire Antique Sash and Bonnet 1c. Bands, Collars and Sleeves cloths, for Cloaks 1 Bay StaW Shawls Iment of the best rnakee Flan **> and Dry Goods generally, ck being desirable and ch??ap purchasers It to their advantage to call before ?'ettin" J. H. SMCJOT. " -tf REMOVAL. r pH BSCR1BER WOULD MOS* RE 'ily inform his customers and the - fenerally, that he has removed his' ?m the south to the north side of Pa between Eleventh and Twelfth ? where he will keep a full and well-selected lent of the best aid latent stvie of FRENCH BS, CASSIMFRF.S. VESTINGS, A.N I) JLEMEN'S FURNISHING GOODS As ihe f?ceilent business stand will enable him fo do a much larger business, he feels assured that can furnish tientlemen's Garments on more mc??*raie terms th*n heretofore Having practised for?numb~rnf years in Germany, England and i nmt, he is confident that he can plea ;e ail tho?e ^*or him with a call. Feeling grate fci Ibr put fbvow he solicits d continuance of the ? O. F. SCHAFER. ^ ^ Merchant Tailor. COUGHS, ( OLDS, HOARSENESS, Ac. UKRSONS predisposed to Pulmonary Affec ?a tions find this the most trying season, owiu; to the sudden change* in temperature; yet by a little care, adopting waim clothing and supply la* themselves with a good prescription or cough re?*dy they may easily ward off what may else prgvo a dar.i/erous winter companion TY L?R;S COMPOUND GUM ARABIC SYRUP o?* been so long known and highly appreciated a4"bae of our most innocent, yet efliracum?, plea sant, and (since the reduction in price,) economi <m remedies, that it may be recommended and ??>d with the utmost confidence. It is sold at 25 ??uts, or three bottles in one. N cents. Wholesale m patterson A Na/rN and STOTT A OO ; and retail by mast Druggist*. In Alexan i!f^i * 8TRVBNW; Georgetown by Mr. blsrfbLli. 9 WITH tAHDS~~ 'XPOSED AND explained BY J H i Green; price 25 cents MV?TERIES of FREE MA SON R\ : containing all the Degrees of the Order 1 conferred in a Master's L<?dge, as written byCapt ?> m Morgan; price25 cents. HOME COOK BOOK : containing severalhun dred excellent receipts ; p;ice 25 cents. LAWS OF LOVE: A complete code of na - lantry. conuinlr.g conci.* ruie? for the conduct of a courtship through its entire progress, Aphor isms on love, the courts of love in the nineteenth century, rules fur telli thecharaclers and distvt sitions of woman; i.rir?- 25 < ents LADIES' GUIDE IO BEAUTY: containing practical advice on improving the complexion, the hair, the hauds, the form, the teeth, the evto, Ihe feet, the features, so a* to Insure the highest de gree of |?rfeciion, of which they are sus.^ptlble, and also upwards of one hundred receipts for va rious cosmetics, oils, pomidea; only 25 cents. Any of the above Brok* ?*-an beoomrht of the Agent. ALEX. ADA.HSON, Seventh Direct, op posite the Post Oflice, where he keeps on hand all the CHEAP PUBLICATIONS. MAGAZINES, and NEWSPAPERS, BLANK BOOKS, PENS. INK PATER, stationery of alf kl ?ds CHILDREN'S TOY BOOKS, PRIMMERS ABC CARDS, PLAYING and V I S I T I N (? CARDS, BALL, Ac. novfi?3mn TLTESSRS TAT LOR A MAURY HAVING ivj. completed their nrrangemenLs for the ap proaching aeason, respectfully invite attention to their large and varied atock, which Includes, in addition to a superb collection of BOOKS,alartfe assortment of FANCY ARTICLES ef the most elegant and recherche dencrlptfon, particularly suited for Christmas and New Tear Presents dtx !M?tr / JOLT'S, ALLEN* K <?B B I NS, and LAW rence A Co s patent revolving hammer, five and six barrel PISTOLS. Also a good asnort ? *jarrrl Pistols, from 75 cents to #5 e.-' h. American KAZORS of the best quality, every raaor warrauked. For sale by J' deo 11 No life Bridtre street. Georgetown EDITIONS of Campbell, J Milton, Dryden. Bryant, Halleck, Longfel low, Shak-peare. Byron, Pope Moore, Hemans, Joanna Balllie, Cowper. Thomson, Wlilig si -ourney Herbert. She%, Coleridge, Word.wortb, Burns, Goldsmith. Scott. Hood, Swift. Chaucer Spenser. Tennyson, Southey, Rogers. \ oiiuk and many other Poets, may be found at the most mod erate nrlc??. at the bookstore of the undersigned fine editions, in morocco and c*lf bindings, many of them beautifully illustrated; most t.f them im parted direct from London, by the undersigned and bound there FRANCK TAYLOR ' dec 28 LADIES \f AY BE SERVED (BY LADIES) WITH every variety of Cosmetic and Articles aocem panying the toilet, at THE LAKES, a* Pi. avenue, uear Adam's Ripreea. d6C SH?tf M BOOK A FID JOB PRINTING. THOMAS McGlLL. SUCCESSOR TO THE A Arm of Kirk wood A. McGill respectfully an nounces that he Is fully prepared to execute all or der* for PLAIN n R ORNAMENTAL PRINTING at his large and convenient Establishment, 7th ?t. three doors below Odd Pellows' Hall. The business of the old firm, and all other work entrusted to him will meet with promt attention. THOMAS McGILL, Seventh street, between I) and E. Three doors below Odd Fellows' Hall. Jan 4?eolm STEWART'S SKYLIGHT DAGUERREAN ROOMS?Our PICTURES are perfectly life-like, with a beautiful brightness,and having an elegant smooth and beautiful soft tone, they are not surpassed, If equaled. In the United States. We Invite the public to call and see for themselves. Gallery over M W. Gait * Bros Jewelry Store, between 9th and lllth streets, No. J24 Pa. avenue, nov 1(1?eoJm NEW YORK STORK SELLING OFF. ISS H. M. MANN, SUCCESSOR TO Miss S J.tM. McGaw, next door to Post Office, Bridge street, Georgetown, in order to reduce her stock of good* before the Spring sea son, she will sell at cast a handsome assortment of EMBROIDERY. DRESS TRIMMINGS, RIBBONS, FEATHERS, and FLOWERS, dec IP?PtAeolm R E W A R I>.?1 will give the above ^?i*/ mentioned reward for the apprehension and delivery to me, of ANN, a slave, who calls herself Ann Johnson, and who ran away from me on Su' night, the ?th Instant She is about til years ola, 5 feet, foir or Ave in< hes high, light black complexion with full round face, of y<?od figure, and likely. She has a variety of clothing and took with her her fedtner bed and bedding. WM. F PHILLIPS, dec 10?cot/ 596 New Jersey avenue. SEW YORK HATS. I WISH ALL GENTLEMEN WHO ARE IN want of Hats to bear In mind that the plan which I adopted six months ago. cf selling HATS and CAPS at greatly reduced prices, for cash only, Is In success ful ojieritton, consequently those who pay cash have the benefit of cash, and are not charged twenty five per cent, extra profit to offset Im'I debts. The very best and most fashionable DRESS H ATS, at $3 50, equal to anv usually sold at #j, and the best ^ Hat south of New York; ana a fir t rate, durable, and fashionable Hat, 50 A full supply of black and brown F ELT HATS, and Chlldre-.'H Fancy Goods, at v< rv low prices. Small profits and quick sal<-? Is the motto. ANTHONY, Practical Hatter, Seventh street, near Pennsylvania avenue, Opposite Dexter's Hotel. II I have made arrangements with one of the best IhjoI makers In Philadelphia to be kept constantly supplied with the very iiest and most fashionable French 'alfskln sewed BOOTS, warranted French calf, or no sale, which 1 offer for the un precedented low price of 1 have shown them to competent Judges, who pronounce thein to be the best Boots for the price in the United States. 1 also havea splendid ?cwed GAITER BOOT, made of the very best French calf skin patent leather all of the latest style, for ?1 50 Competition Is out of the question. All I ask Is for gentlemen to come and see for themselves Terms positively ' ash. dec 6?eoJrn If. SKUKK.1, Jeweler, ifiO Ptnna. ave*ut% bttwirn 0(4 nnd 10/4 AS RECEIVED AND OPEN ED THIS DAY a magnificent assortment of fine and rich Imported J EWELR Y, su< h as Flor entlne and K?man Mosaics, Italian LavtLS^^^9 and Corals, Garnets. Cameos, and a vnrl-^Bfl^P ety of richly chased Gold Jewelrv or any d?*.crip tlon, the very latest styles Also a new lot of fine Loudon and Geneva WATCHES, warranted timekeepers. FOR CHRISTMAS PRESENTS. A splendid assortment of fine Silverware, Pitch crs, Castors, Creams, Goblets, Cui>s, Forks and Sp??ons. (sterling.) Fish, Cake ana Pie Knives, Butter and Fruit Knives, Sonpand Oyster Ladles, Preserve. Sugar and Cream Spoons, Salt Cellars, Napkin Kings, etc., etc. SILVER PLATED WARE, ON ALBATA. Castors, Baskets, Butterboats, Urne, Forks and Spoons. FANCY ARTICLES. French Clocks, Dresden China Ornaments, in variety, Card Cases, Pctmonnaies, Cigar Cases. And also a large assortment of SPECTACLES In Gold, Silver and Steel Frames, to suit every eve and age; Eye Glasses. Congress Specs, and Opcia Glasses. {,"7" VYe take pleasure in showing our goods to all. whether purchasers or not. All our g:>ods are warranted as represented, and will be sold at the lowest possible price 1?7" Jewelry and Silverware made to order: Diamonds remounted; Gold Pens repolnted, and Engraving on Stone executed at short notice. Onronoineters and all kinds of fine Watches and Musical Boxes put In perfect order at short notice. H. SEMKEN, Jeweler, 330 Pa avenue, between 9th and 10th ?ts. dec 1?tf NOTICE OF CONTINUATION. I AMES H. SHEKELL HAVING SUCCEED ed to the business of Shekell A Brothers, t and located at No 279 F t>treet, corner of 13(h. will open January 1 185?. with an en-[ tire new and fre^h stock of GROCERIES.\ _ tnyeth^r with a full and complete assortment line WINES. BRANDIES. CORDIALS, Ac , all of which have been selected with care, ex clusively for families, and to which he invites the inspection of his friends, the patrons of the late firm, and the public, intending to keep for a&lc all the deairable varieties afforded by the firm, dec 'Jl?? lm MUSIC FOR PRIVATE PARTIES AND SOIREES. STPaSRS. SCHEEL AND FISCHER RE 1" spectfulty inform the admirers of good mu sic, that they are pre|?red to attend to the con dusting of musical p-irforinanae on the Piano and Violin, at Private Parties and Soirees, during the season, and beg leave to assure their (<atrons that they will produce (unchanged) the best selections of ntmuss and Labitzk/,and other approved com posers; and with a view and hope to give entire satisfaction, they will perform at intervals selec tions from the most admired Operas. Their terms will be moderate Apply at No U16, next to Iron Hall, to Mr. Fis cher, or to Mr. Scheel, at his residence, No. |tj>j Fourteenth st. Jan 2?eoiiw GIFT BOOKSTORE! A GENERA I, SELECTION OF STANDARD Glftand Miscellaneous BOOKS AND STATIONERY for sale at JlMi HILBUS'S MUSIC DEPOT,coi-( ner of Pa avenue and 11th street. GREAT INDUCEMENT. EVERY PURCHASER RECEIVES A GIFT. Each article is sold at the usual retail price; and for every dollar's purchase a sealed envelope Is drawn by the buyer, containing tr.e name of some gift, which Is presented on the spot Among the Gift* are Gold Watches, Jewelry, Music, Fancy and Toilet Aitleles, Ac. HILBUB MUSIC DEPOT, dec 8?tr Corner Pa av. and lltn st. USEFUL PRESENTS. ONE OF THE BEST STORES OF THE kind In the city is G. FRANCIS'S, 490 Sev

enth ftreet. He has not only every Houiekeeping article, but Razors, Scissors, Combs, Brushes, Cabes, and o'her useful articles. His goods are of an excellent quality, and he aells lower than auy one else In the city If a friend of onrs wished to know the best place to buy a Sett of Spoons, Knives and Forks, Tea Setts, Castor, Cake Bas ket, or anything, from the finest Pocket Knife to an Axe or Wood-Saw, we would say. 44 go to FRANCIS, on Seventh street, you will be sure of getting go?d articles, and at the very lowest price." dec 10?tf AL It U 1*1 S ; F rf?i?eh Portfolios: Bibles and P.-aver Books, boiaKl in morocco and velvet, with and without clasps; Bagiey's and Morton's Gold Pens in gold and sliver cases , gold Pencil Case*: Rogers' finest Penknives, imported direct from the manufacturer; line editions of Ameri can, French and English authors, In fine bind ings, Imported direct from Paris and London by dec 31 FRANCK TAYLOR. OPERA GLASSES?The largest and cheap est assortment In the city at JOHN F. ELLIS, 306 Pa. avenue, between ?th and 10th ?te. dec 31 'INK GOODS FOR PRESENTS at ELLIS'S 900 Ft. avenue, seer lotfe street, dec *> EVENING STAR. THE BUSSIAN SLAVE It was the epoch uf the Congress of Vienna, when the fate of half Europe was decided amidst pomp* and festivities without a rival in modern history. Tournaments, oarousals, marked balls', theatres and opera*, horse-ra cing and gaming, regattas, illuminations, fire works. everything which the imagination could devise, was employed for the amuecmeat of these ''kings taking a holiday." Amid the programme of festivities prepared by tho Im perial committee, there figured a stag-hunt, and the woods in the neighborhood of Schoe brunn were gay with the crowd assembled to witness or participate in the sport. One per son alone, elegantly dressed and mounted on a high-breed steed, took a part in the amuse ment of the day. His eyes were intently fixed on .Sir James Raily, an Englishman, noted for his wealth, his eccentricities, and his passion for play; he followed him wherever he went, and seemed to attract his attention. "What does this mean '*? said Sir James to himself. " Twice my eyes have encountered this young man, and he has made the same mysterious gesture. I cannot bo decided ; it is intended for mo and he turned horse's hea l towards tho stranger. The latter seeing tho movement, advanced to meot him. Sir," said he, bowitg low, <; I have had tho honor to moot you bctore." "Yes," replied the Englishman, who was vainly interrogating his memory: " Yes, y<?ur face is a creditor's which torments ine. and which I cannot satisfy by giving him the name that he asks for " ' You have never known my name. Wo met at Moscow." "In society ?" " No ; at the Hotel Sans Souci, and in pub lic places Pardon mo if, with only this titl > to your notice, 1. have ventured to accost you at so inopportune an hour. The importance ?>f the motive will, I hope, bo some excuse to a mind so generous as yours." "What can I do for you?" said Kaily, in a tone of extreme courtesy, yielding to the sym pathetic interest which the pleasing face and manners of the young man had inspired. "I have come to ask for liberty." 4 Of me?" "Of you " "Are you uot mistakeu ?" asked Sir James with some hesitation, not knowing what to m ?ke of such of this singular demand " I am Sir James Kxily, an Englishman by birth, remarkable for nothing but h love of play." "Aud success in it;" cried the young man. It is my only hope If I should tell you. sir. that it is perhaps reserved for you to res cue a fellow man from an opprobious condi tion, to efface from his brow a mark which de votes him to humiliation and scorn.what would yon reply ?" " You embarrass me, for I do not seo what su^h an hypothesis can have to do with a gen tleman like yourself." "A gentleman ' Yes, by elevation of soul; perhaps also, by education; but not by the ac cident of birth. I am a slave." "You !" said Raily, with astonishment. "My name is Siuerkof-Feodorwits, and the estate *n which I was born belongs to Prince (Jouloubskoff." "How can I serve you," asked Hailly, ex tending his hand h flee'.ion utely to the young man. "I would gladly do m>re than pity you But let us go this way," he added, ta king the direction of a path which led away from the throng; "it is mora prudent. You know, perhaps, that the Prince is here." ?' Ye*; but I could not choose the moment to speak to you. This evening, I believe, the count gives a fete at tho Rctterburg " ? Yes.' " You will not return to Vienna, for alter the fete you are to go to the chateau of the Count do Solensk." " Yes." " To play thoro ?" "The whole night, and Gouloubskoff will be there." "I was well informed." He hesitated a moment, and a deep shadow passed over his countenance. " Is not that the livery of the Princo which I see near u?'" asked Sir James Kailly. " It is." " lie o innot bo far off Shall wo not avoid meeting him " With all my heart. Not that I fear to be recognized immediately; long years have pass ed since wo met; but I could not exchange ten words with him without exciting remem brances, and all hope would be lost. ' " Let us follow this pnth, then; ' and put ting spur* to their horses, they soon found themselves out of sight and hearing-nf the chase. " Hore." said Sir James, " wc are safe from observation." " Before going farther," resumed tho young Russian, " I must ask yen to take charge of this;" handing him a pocket book "Within | it are bank notes to tne amonnt of a million ! roubles " I "A million!" exclaimed Hailly. surprised but of his usual calm by the amount. " Take it, sir, I beg of you, and deign to listen to me. My father and I were born on a small estate near the Volga. The estate belonged to Ptinoc (Jouloubskoff, the father of the Prince now in Vienna. My father was at tached to his person for a long time, and served him with such zeal and devotion, that, at his death, he bequeathed him a considerable sum; but unfortunately for our family, bo for get his enfranchisement My father trafficked in furs in southern Russia, and being intelli gent and cnergetic, he grew rapidly rich. My education was entrusted to a French emigrant, and to his cares I owo all my subsequout suc cess; for, when I grew up, I joined my efforts to those of my father, and, extending our operations to the East, I doubled his fortune in the oourse of a few years. Our positions as serfs excited the solicitude of my friend, the Frenchman, and he urged me to seek an adopted country in tho Western World; but, though I ardently desired to withdraw my neck from the yoke of bondage, 1 could not fly, without leaving my poor old father a prey to my master's vengeance. If I once left Russia finally, the smallest chastisement for him would be the loss of his property, and a return to the rudest labors of slavery. I could not do it. Besides, I nourished a hope which strengthened me each day to await the morrow I thought that Alexander, who, it was said, was auibitiousof the title of regenerator of his country, would associate his name with the abolition of servitude But all the philan thropby of the Emperor, restrained as it was by the hateful and pitiless noble*, produced only the ukase, which forbid the individual sale of the serfs; they could only bo sold with the estato I had waited in vain. "Why did you not try to purchase your self'" " It would have been useless. The great Muscovite lords have made a horrible com pact, binding themselves not to aoeept the ransom of a slave. Are you ignorant that a serf of Count 8c here me toff offered two millions of roubles for bis liberty, and was pitilessly refused ! Yet the Count receives but a smxll annual tribute from this man; only a few rou bles : but these great lords find a cruel pleas ure in connting in the number of their vassals, and absolutely dependent on their eaprice, millionaires, whose fortunes they could ruin at a word. I have borne my hard lot with the foriitude of a Christian- 1 have sought to for get it in business and travel and deeds of charity; but now my courage fails, lor I love? and the woman who aoeept' me for a husband must accept the obain of slavery." After a moment'* pause the young Russian resumed : " Prince Gouloubskoff, I have said, possesses an estate on the borders of the Volga. It oouiif only fifty hoartki, yet he will net Mil it at air price. But the Prince plays, and rlny is with him an unbridled pMJ'on. for wnieh he will sacrifice everything. In the fer*ri?h excitement of thi* paction he may be led to risk this e?tato. If he does so he may b*e. In this villnge I was born?my father was born there?my family are still there- ca n this Tillage for me. Man, Englishman, Chris tian?under this triple title I put my fate in your hands? you have an unlimited credit over my purse?stake everything, triumph at any price?if late should be against yon. if I must lose everything yet remain a slave I will bless you for having tried to break my chains."' 44 I accept the task." mid Sir Railly gravely. 41 This night ? ' 44 No, this nightaircumstances will not serve They will play lasquenet. Besides, I have an engagement with O'Bearn. But the day after I think a favorable occasion will #ffer natu rally between (iouloubskoff and myself, lie will not recoil, I judge, by the temerity he showed yesterday. I will profit by it." "Thanks! Sir James. ' said Swerkoff; " and now we must separate. Your friends will seek you. I would avoid meeting theui." Four dnys after this conference a dense crowd was collected in one of the gaming halls, around a small table, under the rotun da. at which were seated two players They were Sir James Railly and Prince (iouloubs koff. For two days these two had been con tending for victory?now at lasquenet, now at faro, now at ecarte ; and the losses of Railly amounted to 200.000 roubles. The game at present wxh e?-arte, and had been four against four; but the betters, besoming alarmed, thought it prudent to resume their stakes ; thoy were renewed by the Prince and Railly. and the stake now amounted to tho round sum of S'J 000 florin*. The cards were shuffled and distributed ; tho trump card was hearts; they were to be renewed twice. Fire sparkled in the eye* of the Prince. but those of Railly were impenetrable. It was not a man, but a statu*?ihe expression never changed. 44 Heart.-!" said the Prince 441 have it." 44 Hearts!" be replied. 44 Here it is " 4' Hearts ''' again. 44Here !" 44 Hearts!" Railly leaned back in his chair, looking with indifference on the table at the heHp ot H?ild ki whieh the hands of tho Prince were eagerly extended. The joy of Uouloub-kofl amounted to intox ication. 44 You will not quit playing. I hope, Sir James," he said ; 44 an Englishman never abandons the field of battle." 44 Never, Prince ! nor a Russian either Is it not so ?" 4> It is a national prejudice with us ; but perhaps you wuld like to change the game. Will laro f.-r two suit you ?" 44 Faro let it bo." The two adversaries entered the lists .igain. The Prince held the bank and gained 20.000 roubles. His g?>od fortune seemed fatality it self. Yot the perfect calmneas of the Eng lishman was not less astonishing. He pursued his object with the iinpa??ability of his com patriots before the French battalions at Wa terloo, when Wellington, seeing his soldiers fall one after the other, t-H?k his watch, and said : 44 They die at so many a minute; I h?TC yet such a number of men ; it will bo an hour before the last one falls ; Blucher will have time to airive, tho victory is mine !*' Railly dealt in his turn This time fortune passed over to his side He gained lie dou bled his stake, and gained again. He had just gathered up b0,000 roubles, when he an nounced that he had tripled his stake. The Prince was too good a player to recoil. Railly still gained, (iouloubskoff still played on, till ho had exhausted all the gold and notes at his disposal. He then proposed to play on credit, cnalking the stakes unou tho table. Railly accepted, and gained three times in succession 44 By St. George," ho cried, 441 have gain ed 900,000 rubles." 441 congratulate you," said the Prince, with a nervous contraction of the oountennn-e He began to suffer. You will not stop playing, I hope, Frlnoe. A Russian never abandons the field of battle "Never. Sir James, as I told you. But, shall we change the game? The air is-di fling here. Let us go into the garden. You have a reputation as a marksman; suppose we try a snot." Railly. who saw the nervous agitation of his couipaLion, realily accepted. Besides, cus tom required that he should be at the dispo sal of his adversary In a mo:neut the hall was empty. 4* What shall be the stake. Sir James ?" 44 Two hundred thousand rubles." 44 Agreed, but I have no more gold; and I must not exhaust my credit at the Bank of Vienna, which is quite indispensable to me." " Then I will wager 200,000 rubles against one of your estates. " 44 Do you wish to become a Muscovite pro prietor ?" 44 It is a mere whim, like any other." 4'Ar.d one which I am not disposed to thwart. I have something of that value near Moscow It is on the declivity of a hill, from whiohyou can see admirably the yet smoking ruins of the holy city I have also at two miles from Volu^da? Railly shrugged his shoulders. 44 It is too cold," he said. 4'Ah! then I have something else which which may suit you, a charming little village near the Volga. ' 44 Here goes for the Vol^a, then. And you estimate this property ' 4> At something more than 200,000 rubles." 44 Then I add .">0,000 to my slake." 41 Agreed; but I have not the title-deeds here 41 Pen, ink, and paper oan supply them." Writing materials were brought, and the Prince engaged in writing to transfer to Sir James, if be were the winner, the title of his domain upon the Volga The Let was te be decided by ten shots. They drew lots for the first fire, and thePiince won, and took his place About twenty feet before him were placed, in a circular line, five small cages, twelve fettf apart, each containing a pigeon. Cords were attached to the trap-doors which closed tho cages, and were sufficiently long to reach the spot where the marksmen stood, which was culled the post. These cords, by the rules of the game, were to be placed in the hands of the adverse party, who always stood behind the marksman ; and, while tho latter had bis eye intently fixed upon the cords, his antagonist was permitted to agitate them, and to feign to pull before doing so ; thus it was impossible to foresee on which side the shot was to be direoted, yet, it wu necessary to aim quickly) l?r the bird, from its love of liberty, departs instantly, aiid with an energetic wing You might have heard a pin fall upon the urf when Railly and the Prince had taken heir position, and the signal was given. The ?ords were agitated, and a door fell on the eft. The Prince turned his weapon in that lirection and fired. 44 Down cried distinctly, the voioe of the flioial. The same stillnes* prevailed, when it was >ir James a turn to fire. The trap fell. The hot followed instantly. "Down exclaimed the voice agaiu 4'Did you say, Prince, that this estate bor lers on the Volga?" 4"From the baloony of the houae you oan see he course of the river!'' An expl< sion was heard. "Down!" said the same voice. 44There are magnifioent pl*nt*ll'm' of young rees, grouped with infinite ?rt delictus raiu, fine pea?hH." 1 THE WEEKLY STAR. Tula rxoell*v I Family ud New* Joo'u. ren tal nine i(retut?irMvof intrriwtinn reading than mb br found Lb any othet?la publlahtd oa Saui Axy morning mai. ^s*le oopy, per aaanro ......Si -'i TO Ctfll. Five copies #?> *S Ten copies. i* ??' Twenty copies......... !> ?" |?T CaSB, IIV4IUB11 IH aDVaNrB Single copies (In wrappera) can beprooncd at the counter. Immediately after the issue of the paper. Prlco?THaaa Cbhts. I'oaTVi'Tiaa who net aa areata will be allowed a commission ef twenty per cent. "That is my favorite fruit." "Down!" The strife continue!, with auocesa on both aide*, till the aixth shot, when Katilj iaiie l ? Misled !** said tiie crier. At the eighth trial, the Prince baring failed and K.iilly succeeded, they were again e^nal and the two sportsmen took a moment for re {'oae I be Prince again took hia place, fired, an 1 missed, llaillj was more fort unite. The ??et w wapproachin8 iu *'l?tion What na*.*?d then in the aoula of the Prir ? and Sir James ? It was a rayrterr beyond hi. man intuition. To aome the approach of a? important event is announced by low inward voices, to others present menta aeetn mere follie and chimeras. But it waa remarked that when the Prince took his carbine again, it wa? without a word, without display, without the haughty look which wan natural to him He fired. The bird, which had flown in a straight line, suddenly turned. ''Wounded !" said some. "Dead !" s?id others. "No, no!" cried several voice . Every eye was fixed upon it. but it m unto 1 its flight became stronger, aud it disappeared, while Kailly calmly whistled *'Uod savetho King !" Ilailly having killed the ninth bird, the bet was decided by a single shot, for the Prince failed ngain. The two adversaries were superb at tbi? ino luent. eaeh iu hia fashion; the Prince, by his courage which raised him above b:t.lo?j and K.iilly by the deep, Concentratod joy which ha felt in thiuking of the serio?*conse<|ueii<*e<i ot hi* t-uoceas They cxtented their baud S each other, aud s? parated the best friend*, in the world. It waa but an incident of sp -rts man life, which might have its counterpart to morrow. Fifteen dayj passed. The act of cea^i <i, first made out in tha name of Kailly then transferred to that Feodorwitr, was folly au thenticated, and Sir James quitted Vienna He attempted to restore the million of roubles, which waa entrusted to him. not wish ing to receive a price for an action whose merit, be said, was success, but he could not rosiet the entieaty of the ransomed serf. Fc ?d orwiia forced him to accent, inscribing upon the pocket-book these words "To the free man who has made me fre? " ' - - s m - -? official. 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