Newspaper of Evening Star, January 31, 1856, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated January 31, 1856 Page 1
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THE EVENING STAR, riBLISHKU EVKKf AFTERNOON, (EXCEPT SUNDAY,) At Ik4 &<?* BmUtrngs. iWMf of P?n?Sfl9*m*? ?m?? Md EUvtntk strut. By W. D. W ALL ACH, WUl bf *rw?l to subscribers by carrlrr* at PI A A"tl? A QUARTER CENTS, payable weekly to tte Aleuts; p-iper* served la packages at J7j| fnalji per month To null subscribers the sub part ptlon price Is THREE DOLLARS AND F1F f V CENTS lymr is <i4r?sM,TWO DOLLARS fnr sti months, and ONE DOLLAR for three ?oath*; for lews than three months at the rate of I'.y rents a week. (^SINGLE COPIES ONE CENT. VOL. VII. WASHINGTON * THURSDAY. JANUARY 31, 1856. NO. 929. THE WEEKLY STAR. This exodient Family and N talalnga sas be found la nay tag than T H>flecopy, per to m >?**?????????! ?1 Tea copies " _ *,*"**. 8 *o Twenty copies .....U lv CT Cats, inraaiaati in anvaaca. (17 Single copies (In wrapper*) caa be pcocnted at the oonnter. immediately after the lasosof tfc paper. Price?Tanra Can re. PosTHASTia* who act as agents win a commission of twetity per BOOK AND JOB PRINTING. rflHOMAS McGlLI,, SUCCESSOR TO THE 1 irm of Kirkwnod A. McGlll respectfully an nounce* that he Is fully prepared to execute all or der* for PLAIN OR ORXAMEXTAL PRIXTIXO at his large and oonvenl?*nt Kstablishment, 7th st. three door* beiow Odd Fellows' Ha'.l. The business of the old firm, and all other work entrusted to him will meet with promt attention. THOMAS McGILL, Seventh street, between D and E, Three doors below Odd Fellows' Hall. Jan 4?eolm S-i | K K VV A H l> ?I will give the above ? "/ mentioned reward for the apprehension and delivery to me, of ANN, a slave, who call* her?elf Ann Johnson, and wbo ran away from me ou Saturday night, theHth instant She 1# about <rt years old 5 feet. four or#ve Inches high, light black complexion with foil round fac?, of good fl^ure, and likely She has a variety of clothing took with her ker fe\th*?r oed and bidding. WM V PHILLIPS, dec 10?eotf 5'Jft New Jersey avenue. lew YOKK HAT*. I WISH ALL GENTLEMEN WHO ARE IN wan'<>f Hats to in rntnd (hat the plan which I adopted *1* month" ago, of selling HATS and CAPS tt greatly reduced prices, for ca?h only, Is In success ful operation, consequently those who pav cash have the benHit of cask, and are not ch.ii/ed twenty five per cent extra profit to offset bar' defrts I ho very best and most f.ishloaable DRESS H ATS at f3 equal to any usually sold at $5 and the best ?3 Ha? south of New Vork ; and first rat*-, durable, and fashionable Ila?, ?i jf) A full supply of black and brown FELT H ATS, and Children's Fancy 6ood*, at very low prlccst. Small profits and quick aales I* the motto. ANTHONY, Practical Hatter, Seventh street, near Pennsylvania avenue, Opposite Dexter'* Hotel. i have mad* arrangements with one of the best boot maker* in Philadelphia to b? kept constantly supplied with the very bent and most fashionable French calf skin 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 them to be the best Boo is for the price In the U nlted States. I also havea splendid ?cwed GAITER BOOT, ntade of the very best French ralf skin patent leather, all of the latest style, for S3 SO Competition Is ?*it of the question All I ask Is forgen'lemen to come and see for themselves Terms positively cash. dor ft?eoJm H. KKMKK1, Jeweler, r??*i ir?KK4,6?twci?9tii and 10?4 sfrtslJ. Has rkck.iv ed a;'do pen ed this day a magnificent assort.nent of fine and A# rich Imported JEW ELR Y.sue has Flor entloe and Roman Mosaics, Italian Lavo*^^^^ and Corals, Garnets, ...os, and a Viirl-?^P efy of rl' hly <hai?ed **.-;d Jewelry or any descrlp tloa. tb" very latest styles Als?.. a new lot of ins London and Geneva WATCHES, warranted timekeepers FOR CHRISTMAS PRESENTS. A splendid assortment of fine Silverware, Pitch ers, Castor*. Creaty?, Ooblel*, Cups, Forks and Spoons, (sterling,) Fish, Cake antl Pie Knives, Butter and Fruit Knives, Soup and Oyster Ladles, Preserve. Sugar mid Cream Spoons, Salt Cellars, Napkin Rings, etc., etc. SILVER PLATED WARE, ON ALBATA. Castors. Baskets, Butterboats, Urne, Forks and Spoons. PANCY ARTICLES. French Clocks, Dresden China Ornament*, la variety, Card Cases, Portmonnales, Cigar Case*. And also a large assortment of SPECTACLES la Gold. Silver and Steel Frames, to suit every eve and age; Eye Glasses, Congress Specs, aad Opera Glasses \rr W"e take pleasure In showing our good* to all. whether purchasers or not. All our goods are warranted as represented, and will be sold at the lowest pwnible prl^e. Jewelry and Silverware made to order: Diamonds remounted; Gold Pens repolnted, and Lniiravlng on Stone executed at short notice. Cnronometer* and all kinds of fine Watches and Maslsal Boxes put in perfect order at short notice. H SEMKEN, Jeweler, 33it Pa avenue, between Vth and lOih sts. dee 1?tf .4AHRIAHE GUIDE. DR YOUNG'S POCKET ?SCULAPITJS; Or, Every One bis #wn Physician: Being observations on marriage Medically and Philosophically considered as MAMIOWD?S EARLY DECLINE, with dl rectlons for Its perfect cure Being a Confidential Silent Friend and Private Adviser; followed by Observations on the Tre?tment of Venereal Dis eases. G- nnorrh<ea, Gleet, Strictures, Ac , Illus trated with Cases Plates, and Diagram*, from Dr ^ OL'NO'S PRIVATE PRACTICE? to be consulted without exposure, and with assured nonfidem e of success Only 'Jft cants. For sale by the Agent, A LEX. ADAMSON, on Se-reath st , opposite Post OMce. dee t\?3mO United State* Patent Offlcs { WAfBissros, Jan 17, 195ft J ON THE PF.TI HON OF ALON7.0 C AR NOLD. of Norwalk, Conn., prayiag for the extension of a patent granted to him ontbeZid day of Ar>ril, lav2, fr>r an Improvement In '-punch ing machines for manufacture of covered but ton*." for seven rears from he expiration of said ptsnt, which takes place on the tad day ?f April, It Is ordered that the said petition be heard al the Patent Oftce on M?ntdav the 7th of April 1^ at 12 o'clock, m ; and all persons are notified to appear and show rause, if any they have. Why said petition ought not to be granted persons opposing the e*?en?lon are required to ile In the Patent Ofllce their objections, specially set fr>rth In writing, at least twenty days before th* day of hearing : all testimony lied bv either party to be used at the bearing must be taken and transmitted In accordance with the rules of the of fice wht< a will be furnished on application. The testimony in the ease will be closed on the 27th day of March; depositions and oth^r paper* relied upon a-* testimony must be filed lntheoB<e on or before the morning of that day; the argu ments, If any. within ten days thereafter Ordered, also, this notice be published la the Union, Intelligencer, and Star, Washington, D C ; A reus, Baltimore. Evening Argus, Phila delphia. Pa., Journal of Commerce, New York, snd Dally P??st, Prov'dence, R. 1 , once a week for three successive weeks previous to the 7th of A (Mil n<ut, the day of hearing. CIIAK LES M ASON, Commissioner of Patents. P S.? Editors of the above papers will pirns? copy, and send their bills to the Patent Office, with a paper containing this notice. Jan ?law3w Ml FT bookstore: A GENERAL SELECTION OF STANDARD Gif and Miscellaneous BOOKS AND STATIONERY for -ale at yWIA HILBl'S S MUSIC DKI'or.cot-^^^S^^ ner of Pa avenue and Uth street VHMr UREATINDUCEMENT EVERY PURCHASER RECEIVES A GIFT. Each article Is sold at the usual fetall price; and for every dollar's purchase a reeled envelope Is drawn by the buyer, containing the name of some gift, which is presented on the spot. Among the Gifts are Gold Watches, Jewelry, Music, Fancy sud Toilet Artlrle#, Ac HILBL'S MUSIC DEPOT, dec g?tr Corner Pa av. and Iltn ft. rilHK WORTH AMERICAN REVIEW - I Published Quarterly, on the first days of Jan nary, April. July, aud October, la numbers of nearly three hundred pages each, at Five Dollar* a year l'?s''*'i ?f X*. CLXX, f?r Jsiatry, lHM. Artlefe l. Life, Services, Work* of Henry W he*ton " II Bartol s Pictures of Europe " ill. Stuiktics of insanity In Massachusetts " IV. Sydney Smith " V. The Romish Hierarchy " VI. History of tue Jacobin Club " VII. V.iron's Memoirs " VIM. The Pacifi. K .iiroad " l\ Amrrlcan I ctry ?? X tiennaa Lir.igiatlon to Auicrlca " XI . Critical No t. The North Amerlcaa R.*vlew ha* now attaln?'?l It* lTtNh nnmtvr, having been pubilshnd without Intermission for more tnan forty years It to far the oldest American Periodical d-voted to Ktmeral literature and sclenee. and its reputation has be< n Metdily maintained, both In this country and In Europe, as the leading Journal of the UnltMl States within its appropriate department SuDollud for the publisher* by FRANCK TA Y LOR, l>- - GUTTA PERf'HA TEETH. qillE UNDERSIGNED HAVE BKKN IN I- the habit of sending our patrons to Dr Cosby for Dentiv operations for a number of years, and take pleasure in recoai mending him to the citi zens of Washington as the best tooth extractor and dental operator that we have ever met with He Inserts teeth upon every plan that Is practised In the United Slate*. ' ?w P_ Ho'daau. M. D. B W. Towloa, m. D. A. V r?ju% M. D, DOS John F. Miller, M. D. 0 r Ch*mb?r{ln. M. D , DD8. ir-.w ?."1? - ? fUraosl P. Brown, M D. Wyth* TlnMey, M. D B. M. FrancHc?, M D. ??re over Ford A Bro's, No. 290, corner of Uth street and Pa avenue. nov27?fim* GUTTA PKKCHA TEETH. DR U. MUNSON, AT 310 PA AVENUE, Is mounting Teeth on a Gutta Percha Base Also, with Allen's pat-j ent continuous Gum, combining beau ty, strength and cleanliness. Dr M is determined to keep pace with every i mprovement In Dentistry, and will strive to please and profit his patrons. bbvbbbrcb: Rev. I>r. Gnrley, Hon. R H Glllei, Dr. Blunry, Hon. S A Douglas, Hon. C Mason, Dr. R P Patterson, Hon AOP Nicholson, Dr. R Coolldge, And the Medical Faculty of Georgetown Col nov?J?tf MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND VISIT OR* TO WASHINGTON ARE RESPECTFULLY IN FOR TIED that at TAYLOR A MAURY'S bo*lk AND STATIO NE RY S TO R E, Peunsyl van!% avenue, near Ninth street, they will meet all tbeir require ments Their extensive'stock, in addition to the following important works, comprises every de partment of Literature. Science, and Art. N E W BOOKS received immediately on publi cation . Weekly importations from England. Calhoun's Works, 6 vols. Jefferson's Works, 9 vols. Webster's Works, 5 vols., Autograph edition. Even tt's Orations and Speeches, 2 vols. Clay's Private Correspondence, 1 vol. S. 8. Prentiss's Memoirs. 2 vols. Bancroft's History of the United States, ? vols. Statesman's Manual, 4 vols. Hirkey's Constitution, 1 vol. Jefferson's Manual, 1 vol. The Constitutions of the United States, I vol. Elliott's Debates and Madiron's Papers, 5 vols. Marsh's Orators and Statesmen, 1 vol. Story's Works, :j vols Lives of Chief Justices of the United States 1 vol. ' ?Llebur's Civil Liberty and Self Government, 2 vols. Wirt's Life of Pa'rlr.k llenry. 1 vol. Kennedy's Life of Wirt, 2 vols. Garland's Life of John Randolph, I vol. Party l-eadergjby Baldwin, 1 vol. IV TocoueviDe s Democracy In America, 1 vol. The I- ederallst, 1 vol. Crimk^ s Nature and Tendency of Free Institu tions, 1 vol Constitutional Text-Book, 1 vol. Carey's Past, Present, and Future, 1 vol. Seaman's Progress of Nations, 1 vol. McElligott's American Dcbator, I vol. Future Wealth of America, 1 vol. Smith's Wealth of Nations, I vol. Every description of American, English, and E-reiM'.h STATIONERY of the Hunst quality, at the lowest prices. Visiting Cards engraved and printed with the greatest promptitude TAYLOR A MAURY'S, Jan H?tr near 9th street. T O F H A >1 k NOR ? LET'S NKW AyD CHEAP ?ADDLE, HARNESS AND TRUNK STORK, 499 Seventh st , opposite Odd Fellows' Hall. ^ ^ MESSRS. TOP II AM, late of Philadelphia, and ^P^^NORFLETof this city,. ? respectfully announce to their friends and the public, that they have com menced the Saddling Business at the above stand where they will make and keep constantly on hand a large and superior assortment of-Mens', J?0** saddles, BRIDLES, MARTINGALES,and WHIPS. HARNESSoi every description, both for city and country use. All kinds of TRUNKS, VALISES, and CAR PET BAGS Ladies' SATCHELS TRAVEL ING BASKETS.and FANCYWOlU BOXES H2RM^MET9i eoVERS. COLLAR?; Si? Hon?*>Spoke, and 6ust BRUSH ES. LARDS, CURRY-c6mBS, 8PONGL8, JtC ,4tC. 1 All material used will be the best that can be obtairiW, and both of us having been practical workman for several years, we feel confident 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 share of public putronags. Particular attention paid to coverhwr Trunks and repairing all kinds of work. _ Saddlers' tools constantly on hand. nov 7 tf MOKE NEW I.MODK JOHN H SMOOT, NO 119 SOUTH SI1IE Bridge street, sear High, Georgetown, D. C , has received an additional supply of Fall and \N Inter GOODS, making his assortment very complete In his stock will be found a Arst rate assort ment of? I^adien' Dre*s Goods Black Moire Antique Silks Moire Antique Cloak and Dress Trimming" Rich striped and Moire Antique Sash and Bonnet Ribbons Swi?. and Cambric Bands, Collars and Sleeves Blse.k and col'd Cloths, for Cloaks St#ll?, Brocha and Bay State Shawls With a good assort meut of the best makes Flan nels, Blankets, and Dry Goods generally. being d?lrable and cheap purchasers will Ind It to their advantage to call beforegetting nov l?5f 1 H SM('"T LMCTILE IVORY?JUST RECEIVED, sev .V..22ln"45ErSK?B,-~ of hls m"nu?*cture, Including rbe Descent from the Cross," after Rubens; ' rh* Flight into Egypt:? Adora Mori of he Wise MenHead of 6iri*t," afler Domenlrh'no? Madonna ; ?? Ecre Homo," Ac., specially adaptbd for Christmas presents, at , TAYLOR A MAURY S ' Bookstore. near wth at. W l?S AND TO I PEES. # MTIZENS AND STRANGERS ARE K E # y ,n,orm<<1 that best assortment Si&SiTSi?." sanufactokv,hai; ?Ii?" "nlZ'*aVefm on th0 "hortest notice. Also a good assortment of Indies Back Braids arrived from New Vork. dec ll-e?Tm COFEIN WAREROOn, fee. J WILLIAM PLANT A CO., VNDE1V4. ? KhRS?re*14tuice4lH Seventh street, between G and H streets, r?79 ? Interments proeurtd in any ground ?r cemetery CoMns, Caps, Shrouds, Carriages, tltbz.', ? ../TT* artlcle for Interments oi quality furnished at short notice on the szi re??V*We terms> and at all hours of the KSiit eicluBl*e rlRbt of Crump's i we Ru*rnn'ee to keep the <.ad for any length of ti?e. Jy U?I* JONAS P. LEVY, WlWva A!,D DB*L?* I" WINKS, LIQUORS, CIGARS, AND FINK GROCERIES, ?L*JCMnaistis* A Forwarding Merthant nl jtfv BILL broker, No 4.4 I rav., two doors below U. S. Hotel, M ? 1,w*W'WWN CitT.D C. mr i "?|Tli^u_n_try /*"hants are requested to giv? rw- J i before purchasing elsewhere. wc ?-1 y ? A ,y^NKRAL INVITATION TO EJlI of Parlor G^d i^C UrRe-t *nd best Bss^tmente Merexh Ifitadto SjTnL'.aild B#udolr PIANOS, ^ exfllPlted to a Washington public Person wishing to purchase, will And that they can 1* accommodated on the ino?t liberal term, hv ?PI'I.1 tb, M?lc o.^1y ?EO Hi LB US Atient" Constantly in receipt of NEW MUsic^ ' dec '^1?tr / HILT'S, ALLEN' RWBBTNsTa.d LAW ^ > re nee A Co.'s patent revolving hammer live and six barrel PISTOLS. Also, a good assort ment of single barrel Pistols, from 75 cents to 95 ?each American RAZORS of the best quality every raior war ran led For sale by E K LUNDY, dee II No nH Bridge street, Georgetown. (^ABAS, WORK BOXES. CHINA GOODS. V CARD CASES, PORTEHONNAIES, Ac., at.KM Pa avenue, between 9th and 10th streets, dec 20 JOHN P. ELLIS. M AUAULY'S HISTORY DF ENGLAND, *??! 3d, this da/ received Ma 8 FRANC* TAYLOR. navy department, BuRKAU Or Construction, Ac., January 13, 1936. PROPOSITIONS WILL BE RECEIVED f ,?y , bVreau? unt11 the 12th of February, for the following article* for the United States steamer Mississippi, t0 be delivered at the nary yard, New York: 1 wo vertical tubnlar boilers, to be made of the it charcoal bloom boiler plates ; tube sheets to be one-halt Inch, water bottoms and ash-pits sev en-rixteeoth, shell three-eighths of an Inch In thickness All the external parts to be donble rivetted, and caulked on both sides where it can be got at to do so; ivo screw stays to be used In the lews, water bottom*, or steatr chimney. The crowns and sides of shell to be stiffened by T Iron, from which the braces are to lead. The bolleri will be about twenty-three and one half feet front, by about eleven and one half feet deep, and about twelve and one-half feet hl?'h ; to be furnished with the necessary man and hand hole plates, furnace, flue and Hamper door* ; lues for grate bearers, and for securing boilers to the snip, and to be tested when done at a hydraulic pressure of 35 lbs. per square inch The tubes to be furnished by the government and to be set by the contractors, the government being responsible for all tubes condemned from their defects, and the contractor for all condemned from bad workmanship. The price to be per pound finished, less the weight of the tubes. Also, the prices per pound for such Iron cast ings as may be required for engine and boilers, of green sand, of dry sand, of loam, and for one and one-third sets of grate bars, and for composition castings (of copper and tin.) The patterns to be furnished by the govern ment. * I he whole to be done in the best meaner, and to w subject to the Inspection and approval of such persons as the department mav nppolnt. Drawings of the boilers will be furnished bid aorR on application to (he department. Payments will be made for one-third their esti mated amount when the boilers are half com pleted ; the remainder when they have been test ed satisfactorily by steam For castings, when delivered and approved Bidders will be particular In stating their pric?i and the time when they propose to complete and deliver the work Bond and ?ood security will be required for the faithful performance of the work and th*? fulfillment of the contract. jan 13?lawtw f No. 550.] * Swamp and Overflowed Lands." I>1)BL1C NOTICE?PURSUANT TO THE 1 Instructions of the Secretary of the Interior nub#c notice Is hereby given that, In order to bring to a close the business under the act of Con gress approved September '<28, 1*50, entitled, "An art to enable the State of Arkansas, and other States, to reclaim the 'swamp lands' within their limits, and at the same time afford to parties who claim that portions of (he lands selected un der said law are dry and fit for cultivation, an on portunity to Introduce evidence, all lands so se lected, to the approval whereof no objection be made within six months from the date hereof will I* ccrtifled and patented to the States. ' Such objections as are contemplated by the above must be made under oath, and filed with the register and receiver of the proper land office for transmission to the General Land Office. The neceniwry forms for affidavits are in the hands of said officers. The following < lasses of land are exempt from oblecflon, to-wit: 1st Lands entered with cash, or located with military bounty land warrants or scrip, after th^ passage of the act of 2<-th September, 1BS0, and prior to the passage of the act of 2d March, 1855, ''for the relief of purchasers and locators of *wainn and overflowed lands." 'id Lands already patented to the Slate under the swamp law luall rases where objection Is raised, testimony must be taken before the register and receiver of the land office, at such time, after the expiration of said si* months, as thev may appoint with the consent of the Commissioner of the General Laad Office. The lists of swainn and overflowed lands ire open to inspection during the regular business hours of ih? Land Office. Given under my hand, at the city of Washing ton, this 21st day of December. ieS5. thos a. Hendricks, Commissioner General Land Office. Jan ill? WATCHES. [tl W. GALT A BRO., OFFER AT ALL ? times tverv variety of superior WATCHES and CHRONOMETERS. They call particular attention to those made by Jules Jnrereusen. Copenhagen, Cooper, Taylor A Dixon, London, Tobla.s, Hee-ly A Blundell, Liverpool. Also. Vacheron A Constantino's celebrated Geneva W atches, which from their size and finish are peculiarly suited for ladies. Our facilities enable us to offer the above at the lowest rates ID" KKfAiRiSf.?Watches and Chronometers carefully repaired by skillful workmen VI W. GALT A BRO., 3544 Pa. avenue, betw. 9th and 10th sts. Jan 1U?tf CMNE FRENCH EDIT IONS?OF ROUS 5. Sevlgne. Comeille, Mollere, De Stael, Duels, Frolssart, Bourdalone, Le Sage, Schiller, Gulzot, Bossuet, Monstrelet, Malherbe, DescaiU's, Barthelemy. Voltaire, Chateaubriand, J-lorlan. Rabelais, Scribe, Malcbranchc, St. Pierre Penelon, Thierry, Machlavelll, Recnard. and other writers, may be found at the mostmod erate prices at the bookstore of the undersigned Imported by himself direct from Paris, in flnecal and morocco bindings, some of them with beau, tlful Illustrations. *#* Also, a small collection, various, of French Books for youth, Paris editions .dec*?tr FRANCK TAYLOR NORTHWEST ?UNS FOR THE INDIAN SERVICE IN 1M30. Orrics o? Indian Affairs, > January 21, 1*5*. C PROPOSALS WILL BE RECEIVED AT * the Office In-JIan Affalrsuntll noon of the2ilth day of h ebruary next for furnishing and deliver lug?one-half on or after the 1st day of May 185?> and one half on or after the P2th day of J une next ?one thoosand Northwest guns for the Indian department, to be delivered to the agent of the de partment at either of the cities of New York I hiiadelphia, Baltimore, Boston, Cincinnati, De troit, St. Louis, or Chicago, as the bidder mav elect; and the .right will be reserved to require the above amouuts at one time or at different times, at and after the specified dates, or to oider

at any time in the year 1856, at the same price and of the same quality, any additional number of guns actually required In the service Each bidder will be required to exhibit a sam ple or samples of the kind and quality of iMin or guns he proposes to furnish; and the department the right of accepting such bid or bids as are believed to be most advantageous to the In dians, considering serviceable qualities, price Ac.; but no bid will be considered unless accom panied by a sufficient guarantee that If the bid of acc<Tted he will enter Into contract accordingly, and give security for the perform Iwwd ?? Wlthln ten da^ the 8amPle* of the accepted bidder tained at this office; and all guns to be delivered must. In every respect, be similar and fully equal thereto. Before tneacceptanie of the guns, each one will be subjected to the most 3.^,^ inspection and comparison with the "mole gun,and those that arenotfound rejected eqU#1 ln every wiu he A bond In an amount exceeding that of the hid will be required for the faithful execution of the contract on the part of the successful bidder. , quantity or quantities received will be made through the United States treasurv immediately after the delivery and acceptance thereof GEO H. NANNYPENNY, jan 'J2?d3tA3tawtllKhFeb Commissioner. S. P. HOOVER'S Boot, Shoe, and Trunk Establishment, Iron Hail, Pa. avenue, between 9th and 10th sts. 1HAVE JUST RECEIVED FOR LADIES, MISSES, and CHILDREN, Cloth, Button, Buckskin, lined Button, Healed Hi GAITERS. Also, thkk and thin Gaiters; f Bronze, Black, and Colored, at Si M, worth S2: Ladies Alpine Button Gaiters, 93.50; F reach White Satin Gllcerlous SL1PP Gen tlemen's French Patent leather BOO is 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 most celebrated manufacturers, Is very superior. 1 promises to offer unusual Inducements,and re spectfully solicit your patronage and influence, dec 14?tf S P. HOOVER. THE PRIVATE CORRESPONDENCE OP Henry Ciay, 1 vuimne, octavo gajso. 4*M-U rhANCli iavxais. BALLS. FOB THE BENEFIT OF THE Poor of the Seventh Ward. The citizens being desirous of relieving, In some measure, the Sufferings of the Poor of their Ward, have conclude to "Tve a Hall for that puspose on TUESDAY EVENING, February 5th. 185?, AT ISLAND HALL. They appeal to the benevolent throughout the city to assist them in this laudable undert king. Tickets ONE DOLLAR, admitting a gentle man and ladies?to be procured from any of the Managers. Mmag?r?. P M Pearson, E 8 Allen, Q L Page, Dr J E.Morgan, Jas E Johnson, Thos E Lloyd, J Pettibone, J Pumpbrey, H Polklnhorn, J Van Kiswick, Theo Wheeler. Jacob Wilson, Thos Milburn, Wm Tucker, J R Flvans, B S Kinsey, W Cama-k. sr. W C Bamberger J H DeBllle, J os Stevenson, A R Harvey, D H Clsrk, S Pumphrey, D Johnson, R T Knight, Thos \V Rfley, J T Caasell, L R H linead, J M Young, Oll't Cameron, J ok Cornwell, J W Martin, Jones Ellis, W K Riley, J L Smith, John Stevenson. Wm Ashdown, W T Walker, David Hepburn. Committee of Arrangements. J E Johnson, Thos E Lloyd, John Dudley, W T Walker, Levi Jones, Peter Egan. Joshua Dulin, W Camack.jr. jan2*-eotb O. BOSWKLL, Treasurer. THE FOURTH ANNUAL BALL OF THE MONTGOMERY GUARDS, WILL BK GIVEN AT THE WASHINGTON ASSEMBLY ROOMS MONDAY EVENING, Feb 4th, 1S3?. 1MIK MONTGOMERY GUARD8 bey leave to Inform their friends, civil and military, that they will give their fonrth annual Ballon MONDAY EVENING, February 4th, lc-56. In making this announcement the Guards pledge themselves that no pains will be spared to make this as agreeable as any they have hereto fore given. Refreshments and Supper will be served by an experienced caterer. A most excellent band of music is selected for the occasion. No hats or caps to be worn in the ball room ex cept by the military. Committee of Arrangements. Capt Key, Corp'l Nihil, Prlv McNichoi, Sgi Burk, Lt Kelleher, Priv D O'Lery, Sgt Marry, Prlv Jlrdin, QrMMaher. Ensign Wall Priv McCaffrey jan 26?dtb SOIREES PROF II W. MUNDER MOST RESPECT fully announces to the public that his Soirees will take plate every WEDNESDAY EVEN ING These entertainments are considered by all who have attended them to be the most soclabl* that ha? ever Icen given In this city. jan 23?1TAWw A LUNATIC.?TR I) F.MAN DE MOTT, A Lunatic, with sandy hair and florid complex ion, escaped from his nome and friends in the town of Ellcry, N Y., some time since, and, it is thought, will endeavor to make his way to Wash ington Hts relatives are most anxious to obtain information wh?re he is, and any one who may hear of him will be suitably rewarded for drop ping a line to the editor of the Star. an '23?tf OFFICIAL. Treasury Department, Doc. 1, 1845. Notice is hereby given to holders of stocks of the United States that this Department will pur chase to the amount of f 1,500 <>00 of said stocks at any time when the same may 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 1942, a premium of ten per cent.; for stock of the loans of 1847 and lti4b, a premium of sixteen per cent.; for stock lssuod under the act of I860, commonly called Texa.:-in demnity stock, a premium of six per cent.; and for stock of the loan of 1*16, redeemable on the Pith November, 1*46, if received at the Treasury prior to the 1st day of January next, a premium percent.; if reoelved 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# percent. Interest will also be allowed on said stocks at the rales 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 In addition to the premium from 1st of January to the date of their receipt, in both cases one day's interest will be allowed in addition for the money to reach the stiller. Certificates transmitted to this Department un der the present notice should be duly assigned to the United States (with the current half year's in terest, If sent prior to the 1st of January next) by the party entitled to receive the purchase money. Payment for these stocks will be made by draft* upon theasststant treasurers at Boston, New York, or Philadelphia, as the parties entitled to receive the money inay direct. JAMES GUTHRIE, dec 3?dtJunel Secretary of the Treasury. ALL THE NEW BOOKS PUBLISHED received and for sale, at SHILLINGTON'S BOOKSTORE Caspar, by the author of "Wide, Wide World." The Mysterious Story Book, or the "Good Step Mother Lances of Lynwood, a new Juvenile book, by the author or the Heir of Redcliffe. Travels, Voyages, and Adventures of Gilbert Go ahead. by Peter Parley Mimic Life, by Mrs. Ritchie, formerly Mrs. Mo watt Widow Bedott Papers The Hunter's Feast, or Conversation around the Camp Fire, by Capt. Mayne Reld, author of the Scalp Hunters. Ten Years among the Mall Bags Fanny Grey, a history of 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 SHILLINGTON'S Stationery and Book Establishment, Odeon Building cor. Pa. av. and \% st. dec 31?tf CHEAP EDITION, THIRD AND FOURTH VOLUME OF ma eaulay's History of England, bound In one volume, full muslin. Also, The other editions as published. The Amerloan Almanac lor I860. All the New Books, as issued from the press, received and for sale by GRAY k BALLANTYNE, Jan 15 486 7th street. STUART'S CANDIES. JUST RECEIVED, PER EXPRESS, ONE case of Stuart's celebrated STEAM CANDY, consisting of Sugar Plums, Vanilla Cream, and other klua*. For sale at Z M. P. KING'S, 265 Vermont avenue, corner 15th and 1 st*. ?o? 24 ? ROGER'S FEN KNIVES, warranted gen uine, bought personally from the manufactu rers In Shefleld; ladles and gentlemen's patterns, of one to four blades, in back, ivory, and peari handles. U*n8J FRANCK TAYLOR. WARNER'S POCKET REVOLVERS.? Small, sure, and effective Also, Allen'* and Colt's Revolvers and single barrel Pistols. CT FRANCIS, dec 31? 4HO Seventh st. , 10-4, 11-4 AND 12.4 BED BLANK J? F.TS, very cheap, red, bine and gray French Merino and Menno Plaids (Jul lied Skirts, Hosiery and Glove* White, red and yellow FlaiunU With many other Winter Goods to be closed out cheap. WM R. RILEY, Cor. 8th *t., opposite Centre Market. Jan 22?lm rnHE BOSTON AHIilOAfl ALMANAC X f*r ISM received this day. ; FEAWOE lAYJUO*. 9-4, EVEN IN G STAR. FOILING A RIVAL. ",?;he c.T}ii9T lovM me : 1 know she loves me said Jonathan Doubikins, as he sat upon the cornfield fence, meditating on the course of his trne love, that was running just as Shakespeare always said it did?rather roughly. "IfSukey Peabody has taken a shine to that gawky, long shanked, stammerin' shy critter Gusset, just 'cause he's a city fellur, she an t the gal I took her for?that's sartin. No! it* the old folks?darn their D?v pictures. Old Miss Pea body wai allers a dreadful hifalutin' critter, fall of big no lions, and the old man's a regular softhead, '1 riven about by his wife jest as our old one eyed rooster is drove about by our cantanke rous five toed Dorkin' hen. But if I don t spile his fun my name aint Jonathan. I'm goin d??wn to the city by the railroad next week, and when 1 come back?wake, snake*' that a all." The above .soliloquy may serve to give the reader some slight idea of tho -lay of the land m the ploasant rustic village where the speaker resided. Mr. Jonathan Doubikins was a young far mer, well to do in the world, and looking out for n wife, and had been paying his addresses to Miss Susan Peabody. of that ilk, with a fair project of .success, when a city acquaintance of the Peabodys, one Mr Cornelius Gujset. who kept a retail dry goods shop in lianover street, Boston, had suddenly made his appear ance in tho field and had commenced the 44 cutting out" game. Daziled with the pros pect of becoming a gentleman's wife, and pesteredjwith the importunities of her aspirin* main in a, the village beauty had begun to waver, when her old lover determined on a last and bold stroke to foil his rival, lie went to the city and returned. Of his business there he had fluid nothing, not even to a pump ing maiden aunt who kept house for him He went not near tho Peabodys', but labored in hie cornfield, patiently awaiting the result of his machinations. The noxt day, Mr Guaset was with the old lolks and their daughter in the best room of the Poabody mansion, chatting as pleasantly as may be, when the door opened and in rushed a very dirty and furious Irishwoman. " Is it there ye are, Mister Cornelius!" she screamed, addressing the astonished Gusset "Come out of that, before I fetch ye. ye spalpeen ' Is that what ye promised mo af>re the praste, ye haytheu nagur' Kunnin away from me and the childer, forsakin' yer lawful wedded wife, and runnin' after the 1 ankee gals, ye infidel!" V\ oman, there must bs some mistake here, stammered Gusset, taken all aback by this charge. '?Divil a bit of a mistake, ye sarpint 0 wirra! wirra ' was it for the likes of ye I sacked little Dinnis McCarty, who loved the ground I throd on, and all bekase ye prom ised to make a lady of mc, yo dirty thief of the woiruld ' Will ye come along to the rail road station, where i left little Patrick, be cause he was too sick wid the small pox to come any furder, or will ye wait till I drag yo? Shaped Gusset; " go? and I 11 follow you." lie thought it best to temporise. _ I giv ye tin minite," said tho virago 'Ifye aint there, its my cuzzin, Mr Thaddy Mulgruddery, will bo after ye, ye thief" And away went this " unbidden guest." Mr. Gusset was yet engaged in stammering out a denial of all ktr wleJge of the virago, when the parlor door opened again, and a little black-eyed, hatchet-faced womau, in a flashy silk gown, and a cap with many rib bftns perched on the top of her head, invaded the sanctity of the parlor. "Is he here?" she cried, in a decidcd -trench accont. Then she added, with a scream, "Ah! ttion Dieu ' le voila. Zere he is. Traitre, monster! Vat for you run away from me? dis two tree year I nevaire sec ^ou, nevaire, and my heart broke ver bad entirely." "Who are you?" cried Gusset, his eyes starting out of his head, and shivering from head to foot. '?lie asks who I am. O, laidies ! 0, you vor re. ncctablc old gentilhomme ! hear vat he ask. Who I am, ' ah! I m your vife!" I " I never eoe you fore?s' help me Bob !" I cried Gusset, energetically j "p?'t you swear!" said Deaeon Peabody. I " Efy?'U do, I'll kick you into fits, by golly ! I I won't hev no profane or vu'gar language in I my house." " 0, bless you ! bless you ! rcsnectable old I man. Tell him he must come vir me. Tell I him I have spoke to zeconstable. Tell him?" I sobs interrupted her utterance ! " It s a pesky bad business ! " said the dea- I con, chafing with unwonted ire. "Gusset,! you're a rascal." I " Take care Deacon Peabody. take care I said the unfortunate shopkeeper. ) "I remarked you was a rascaJ, Gusset. I lou ve gone and married two wives, and that I ore's flat burglary, ef I know anything beout I the Revised Statoots. ' i " Two wives !" shrieked the Frenchwoman. I "Half dozen, for aught I know to the con- I trary said the deacon. " Now you clear I out of my house, go 'way to the station, and I clear out into Boston. I won t hev nothin' I more to do with you." i " But Deacon, hear mo." ' "I don't want to hear ye, yo sarpint!" I cried the Deacon, stopping his ears with his I hands. " Marryin' two wives, end couun' I courtin a third. Go 'long! Clear out." Even Mrs |Peabody, who was inclined to put in a word for the culprit, was silenced turned from him in horror, and in utter do. I spair he fled to the railway station, hotly pur- I sued by the clamorous and indignant Freneh woman. That same afternoon, as Miss Susan Pea- I body was walking toward the village, she was overtaken by Mr. Jonathan Doubikins, dressed in his best, and driving his fast going hors? I before his Sunday go-to-meeting chaise. He reined up, and accosted her. " Hallo, Suke ! Get in and take a ride ?" " Don t keer if I do, Jonathan," replied the young lady, accepting tho proffered seat. '?1 say?you, said Jonathan, grinning, I " that'ere city fellur s turned out a pooty pup, aint he ?" " It's dreadful, if it's true!" replied the yonng lady. "You had a narrer escape, didn't ye'" 1 pursued the old lover. "But he warn't never [ of no account, any how. What do the old I folks think about it ?" " They hain t said a word since he cleared I out." "Forgot that night I rode you home from I singing school ?" asked Jonathan, suddenly branohius off. "No, I haiut," replied the young lady, I blushing and smiling at the same time. 1 Remember them apples I gin yoa ?" " 0, yes." 1 " Well, they was good ?wasn't they ?" "First rate, Jonathan." " Got a hall orchard of them kind er fruit Suke," said Jonathan, suggestively. Susan was silent. . ' exclaimed Jonathan, putting f the 'braid on the black horse. "Have you ' any idee whero we're going, Suke ?" " Vm. going to the village." " Whfc^reto^"4' ^?Ure goin' lonS er " .'' Frovidence. And you don't come back till you re Mrs. Doubikins, no how you can ftx it. ' " How you talk, Jonathan !" "Darn the old folks!" cried Jonathan, putting on the string again. " Ef I was to leave you with them much longer, they'd be tradin' you off to some city f?U?r With half a docen wives already." 44 The next day. a? Mr and Mrs Douhikins were returning home in their chaise, Jon a than said, confidentially : 4 May a* well tell you now, Suke, for J hsint any secrets from you, that ttusset nerer wen them women afore the day they cam* , ?r,n' "?t? your bouse and blowed him up f."f' though Coat ma t01. dollars, by under. I touched 'em what to My, and 1 expect they doue it well Old Gusset uudo ip ?hoJ>keeper, but if he expacu to vet n* t" i ^?**tnan Doubikins, he mutt Ret ?p a plaguy sight airlier o' mornings Aw Iwcimwt or W?*T?R, Travkl A correspondent of the Springfield R.nohl?<..w writing from ,fa. W^USTtafiKSS incident of travel, which burred at . h^t? in Vincennes, Indiana While the landlord wv? showing me to my room, an old gentleman entered, and naked if he could have a room with a fire. saymr he ?rj sick with chill and fever, and must have a warm bed The landlord told him that he wou!d prepare a room for him shortly, sod after having showu me to mine, left me to muse o\er the reMJUioos of a landlord, who e<>uld furnish guests with comfortable rooms with fires, when he hadn't a room in the house with lews than three oocupants. In my room were two beds, and one of them was occupied by a conductor. But a few min utes elapsed after the landlord had left me, before he returned and called the conductor up, telling him that it wa* nearly time for bis train to leave. The conductor hurried down in great haste, hut had hardly g<>ne when tho landlord entered with the old gentleman, shaking with the chills, and exclaiming. ''Where a your fire, landlord ? it's as cold as a barn here . I shall catch my death of cold !" "Oh," replied the landlord, in a blaadest voice imaginable. "I haven't a room in the whole house with a fire iuit, but *ee what 1 have done ' I have had your bed nicely warm ed for you, s<> that you will he as comfortable as though there was a fire, and it's much bat ter for your health !" " Ah. this docs foci more like it!" exclaim ed the old gentleman, putting his hands under the bed cover, to feel the effect produced by the landlord* patent warming-pan, while that kind-hearted d^penser of comfort made his exit leaving me to split my sides with laugh ter for the remainder of the night The story was too good to keep; and there fore aj H*tn a* the landlord made bis appear ance next morning, I pitched into him about it. " Oh, say nothing about It," said he, 'keep mum. and I'll stand treat " " No tou don't, ' I replied, "if your liquor is as bad as your house, yju don t get an? of it down my throat!" Sr art Pra< Tirr. ?A so amp by the name < r Donal lson entered a Broadway tailoring shf| on Tuesday, and requested the shop man t<? show bun the best and thickest coat in tho shop. The sh<>p-mau of course obeyed the oi cler, and handed down an overcoat thick a board, and worth some twenty-five dollars. 4 How do you like thai, sir'" " I like the cloth very much; please put it on and let me see how it looks in the back." The shop-man of course did this. Be so good as to button it up?the lower buttons and all.'' The coat was a Shanghai, and reached below the knees, with a button overj four lncho# The shop man having buUoned it up, asdesir ed, again asked the stranger how he liked it He replied ' first rate,' and immediately seiied a piece of silk velvet, and darted out of the door. The shop-man undertook to rush alter him, but be was no encased and button ed up that the race was like putting a lobster against a locomotive The rascal made good j his escape Tha velvet is worth some forty dollars. This we think comes under the head of a very sharp practice. Relationship.?A Hoosier girl stepped on board a steamboat as she was laying at a cor tain town on the Ohio river, and bawled out, 44 Is the captain aboard ?" The captain, who was standing among tho crowd, responded, " Yes, what do you want with him ?'? 44 Oh. nothing partiru'ar, he's a distant re lation of mine, and I'd like to see him " " A relation of yours ?" inquired he, some what surprised. 4' Yes, a slight relation He's the father of my first child." ! You d better believe the captain sloped, while the crowd enjoyed the sport to their hearts content. A Fart Horsb.?The following incident, connected with the late crash in Richmond street, was related to us by a friend, as hav ing actually occurred between a schoolmis. tress and one of her pupils: Scholar?(looking very melancholy?Mir* R., you know that stable what fell down in Richmond street. Mistress?Well, my child, what of it' Scholar?Why, that horse what was killed was my father's, and he was the fastest horse in Boston to go to a funeral.?Boston. Post. EPThe sun is a spark form the light of Goa s wisdom. tV" A wooden-legged man has this ad van tage over other people?he never gets his toes frost bitten. 44 Out of darkness comcth light," as the printers devil said when he lookea into an ink keg. ly Why is a woman in love like a man in profound knowledge ? Because she under stands the arts and sigh-tnc*i. ly* Why is a man who gets knocked down at an election like the world we inhabit' Be cause he's "flattened at the polls. ' "Come. Bob, tell us how much you have cleared by your wild land speculation? ' 4* Cleared ! ah, cleared my pockets." The best41 sleigh belles'' are a nair of red-cheeked girls We got this from Dobbs, who is posted in the matter. 44 All honor to those that labor ia school rooms," says Richter ; 44 although they may fall from notioe like the spring blossoms, they fall that the fruit may be born." Among the curiosities lately placed in a Museum, is a mosquito's bladder, oontainlng the souls of twenty-four misers, and the for tunes of twelve editors. It is nearly half full. fy Ladies are like watches?pretty enough to look at?sweot faces and delicate hands, but somewhat difficult to "regulate" when ence set 4,agoinf." An old lady arriving at church just u the congregation was going to prayer?*La said she, courtesying, "don't rise on my ac count!" .HP* A Parisian, having two very choice violins to sell, advertised them in English a* 14 two violins very seldom " 41 Deux violins tres rares." ty A woman's first duty Is to like boy ba bies. Her next duty is to sec that " her son William's" trowscrs do not make a display of soi.'el linen in the rear ty>4?I say, Pat, are you aslape "Divil the bit." 44 Then be afther lendia' me a quart her' 441 am aslape, be jabers." iy The celebrated Wbilson, while diuii>g with Lady Jekyll, was asked why women was made out of a rib ? "Indeed, my lady,'* To plied he, "I don't know except it woe becau.-o the rib was the orookedest part of the body * If Pan, I planted some potatoes ia our fur den " said one of the .smart youths of this generation to his father, " and what do you think came up?" *Why, potatoes, of course" *' Me, sir-ee ! There came up a drove of h??g* Wi e*t them all." Ike 44 old maa gin m "