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

Newspaper of Evening Star dated February 4, 1856 Page 1
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THE EVENING STAR, ri'BLlMlKD KVKKY AhTKKSdO.I. (EXCEPT SUNDAY,) 41 ik< Star (?nif cf ???*?? ant Ki*ttmth strut. ly W. D. WALLAC3, Wlli beiwwl to subscribers by carrier* at SIX AND A WlAKiKK CENTS, payable week!y U> the Ajfert?; paper* nerr<H !n fwrki^ps at 37# ?*nt* per month. To mall ?ubacrlbers the ?ub ?crlpclon price Is THREE DOLLARS AND F1F tY CENTS a year imndvanct, TWO DOLLARS Cut six mouth*, ea?l ONE DOLLAR for time ?tontus; for le?s toaa three month* *t the rate of |:# rent* a wrr* Kjr SINti LE COPIES ONE CENT. (8 b m ng VOL. VII. WASHI1NGT0N. D. C.. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 185a NO. 932. THE WEEKLY STAR. Vhli eiotlleat Pmlly and NMra J? lidM ? gieaier raMety ef IntewttM be found la aay other?U pubTlahed oe Satur day ?ornlan nut. Ragle oopy, pet aaaun M ?> <J to ftm. PlTeoeplea jr. ro Ten copies s ttf Twenty copies ???..II Ml C^CatH, ihuiuht t? anvanoa Single coplw (In wrapper^) ~aa be proon ad at the counter, immediately after the laaoeot tfa paper Price?Th*i* Cb?t?. Poi t iiabtb at Who act ai agent! will bea*cwa a commlMion of twenty per cent HOOK AID JOB PRINTING. 'PHO.MAS MctfILL, SUCCESSOR TO THE * llrm of Klrkwood 4. McGlll respectfully an nounces that he 1m fully prepared to execute all or der# for PLAIN OR ORNAMENTAL PRINTING at his large and convenient Establishment, 7th st. three doors below Odd Fellows' Hall. The business of the old Arm, and all other work entrusted to him will meet with promt attention. THOMAS McGILL, Seventh street, between D and E, Throe doors below Odd Fellows" Hall. Jan 4?eolm A 1 will give the above ^ ',yj mentioned reward for the apprehension and delivery to me. of ANN, a slave, who calls herself Ann Johnson, and who ran awav from me on Sanrday night, thebth Instant She Is about 3M years old. 5 feet, four or five Inches high, il-jht b.ack complexion with full round face, of <'ood figure.. and likely. She has a variety of cletnlng and took with her her feather bed and b??ddlriir WM V PHILLIPS, . ^ 10?eotf New Jersey avenue. SKW YORK 11ATS. I WISH ALL GENTLEMEN WHO ARE IN * want of Hats to bear In -r^r^Tl inlnd that the plan which I -v 1 adopted si* months ago. of selling HATS and CAPS at greatly reduced prices, for cash only, Is In success ful operation, consequently those who pay cash have the benefit of cash, and are not charged twenty-fivejper cent, extra profit to off>et bad debts uT^Terv and most fashionable DRESS MA rS, at S3 50. equal to any usually sold at 95 and the best S3 Hat south of New York : and a flr*t mte, durable, and fashionable Hat. S*50 A full supply of black and brown FELT HATS, and Children's Fancy Goods, at very low prices. Small profits and quick sales Is the motto ANTHONY, Practical Hatter, Seventh street, near Pennsylvania avenue. Opposite Dexter's Hotel. i have made arrangements with one of the best boot makers in Philadelphia to be kept constantly supplied with the verv best and most fashionable French calf skin sewed BOOTS, warranted French calf, or no sale, which I offer for the un precedented low price of S3 6-2. I have shown them to comment Judges, who pronounce them to be the best Boo'-s for the price In the United Slates. 1 also havea splendid sewed GAITER BOOT, made of the very best French calf skin patent leather, all of the latest style, for S3 50 Competition !s out of the question. All I ask Is for gentlemen to come and see for themselves terms positively cash. dec rt?eoJm IIS DAY & H. SE.nREN, Jeweler. 330 Pin*a. avtnut. b*t men 9tk ami I lit A struts, HASf RECEIVED AND OPENED THIS DAY a magnificent assortment of fine and A rich Imported JEWELRY, such as Flor entine and Roman Mosaics. Italian Lavas and Corals, Garnets, Cam^t, and a "? ?' 1 ety of richly chased Gold Jewelry o: any descrip tlon. the very latest styles Also, a n?-w lot of fine London and Geneva WATCHES, warrauted timekeepers. FOR CHRISTMAS PRESENTS A splendid assortment of fir.e Silverware, Pitch ers. Castors. Creams. Goblets, Cups, Forks and Spoons, (sterling ) Fish, Cake and Pie Knives, B utter and F ruit Knives. Soup and Oyster Ladles Preserve. Sugar and Cream Spoons, Salt Cellars! Napkin Rings, etc , etc. SILVER PLATED WARE, ON ALBATA Castors, Baskets. Butterboats, Urne, Forks and Spoons. FANCY ARTICLES. I French Clocks, Dresden China Ornaments la variety. Card Cases. Portmonnaies, Cigar Cases And also a large assortment of SPECTACLES in Gold. Silver and Steel Frames, to suit every ?ve and age; Eye Glasses, Congress specs and Opera Glasses. !CT We take pleasure In showing our goods to all, whether purchasers or not. Ail our goods are warranted as represented, and Will be soid at the lowet^ possible price. l?jT Jewelry and SUverwa? made to order; DUmcruLa remounted; l?oid P^n9 re points. and Engraving on Stons executed at short notice Cnronometers and all kinds of fine Watcnes and Musical Boxes put in perfect order at short notice H. SEMKEN, Jeweler, 33ft Pa avenue, oetween wth and loth tts. dec 1?tf MARRIAGE GUIDE. DR. YOUNG'S POCXET iSCTTLAPIUS; Or, Every One his swn Physician : 1JKING OBSERVATIONS ON MARRIAGE * > <Iedlcaily and Philosophically ccnsldered. as 1 MANHOOD S EARLY DECLINE, with dl r-rtions for Its perfect cure Being a Confidential f Lieut Fr^nd and Private Advise; follow^ by Ob*erv*tions on the Treatment of Venereal Dis eases. Gonnonhcea, Gleet. Strictures, Ac ; Illus trated with Cases Plates, a^d Diagrams, from Dr YOUNG S PRIVATE PRACTICE-to be consumed without exposure, aud with ass : red Confidence of succtass. a niudiiv1"4 af0' by lhe A?ent< ALEX. ADAMSON, on Seventh at , opposite Post OlSce. dec M ?3m* [No 530 ] ? Swamp and Overflowed Lands.*' PUBLIC NOTICE -PURSUANT To THE iaatrartions of th* Secretary of the Interior P ibdc notice Is hereby given that, In order to bring to a close the busines* under the act of Con gress approved September H50, entitled, '*An net to enable the Sta'e of Arkansas and other States, to reclaim the 'swamp lands' within their limits." and at the same tlm- afford to parties who claim that portions of *he lands selected un der said law are dry and fit for cultivation. an op Dortuuity to lutrnduce evidence, all land.* so se lected. to the approval whereof no objection be made within six months from the date hereof will be certified and patented to the States Such objections as are contemplated by the above must be made under oath aad fll*?d with the register and receiver of the pro;,er land otfic#? for transmission to the General L..nd Otfire The necessary forms for afldavlts are In the hands of said olScers The following c'iuses of land are exempt from objection, to-wit: 1st La^ids entered with ca*k, or located with military bounty land warrants or scrip, after the passage of the act of 'A-th September, 1-50, and prior to the passage of the act of id March, 1355, f,for the relief of purchissrs and locators of swamp and overflowed lands " -id Lands already patented to the State under the swamp law. In all cases where objection is ra'.sed, testimony must be taken before the register and receiver of the land ofllce. at such time, after the expiration of said six mouths, as they may appoint with the consent of tUe Commissioner of the General Land Oftce The lists of swamp and overlowad lands are op?n to Inspection daring the regular business hours of lhs Land Ottce Given under my hai.d. at the city cf Washing ton, this '21st day of Dprmib^r 1-&S. thos. a Hendricks, Commissioner General Land Ofilce. Jaa lo? H! KT BOOKSTORE! A GENERAL SELECTION OF STANDARD Gift and Miscellaneous BOOKS AND STATIONERY for sale at H1LBUS* MUSIC DEPOT.cor t?-r of Pa aveaue and 11th *!re?! MUM# M RE AT INDUCEMENT EVERY PUR CHASER RECEIVES A GIFT. Each article Is sold at the usnal retail price, and for every dollar's purchase a sealed envelope Is drawn by the buyer, containing t? e name of some gift, which Is pr> senUd on the spot. Among the Gifts are Geld Watches Jewelry Music, Fancy and Toilet Articles, A > HII.BUS MUSIC DEPOT. dec- tr turner Pa av andlltnst s. r. HOOVER'S loot, Ehoa, and Trunk Eitabiuhment, Iroa Rail. Pa avenue, between vu. :?Bd lWh stt. I RECEIVED Foil LADIES. "d CHILDREN, Cleth,^* HmnT/ m w tUick and thin Galtrrsjf M* Bronxe, BU< k and Colored, at ? ! *5 FnT elf hl^sPnAili'in,! Mul:on Galte/s, S3 50; r reuCh ?? hl^eSatin GllcexlocsSLI M >* r?n u?hld?;Arrt?u^^lpt,!on"' Gasmen's De ^ rKK5^, ^11 color* Hov'h sr>H Va.ov Patent leather and Calf BOO Ta a^id iH OES ' of Fall and Winter \\?r, recently-.. n""t 1 promised# offer unusual Inducement* and rv ?p?tfuuy solicit your paUuua^e and lufiJt?te ** ,*~tf s P HOOVER GUTTA PERI HA TEETH. THE UNDERSIGNED HAVE BEEN IN the habit of sendlrg eur patrons to Dr. Cosby for Dental operation* fa a number of yean, ana take pleasure In recommending him to the citl xen* 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 States. O?o P. Ho'dmaa. M D. B W. TowIm, M D. A. v. Pnyue. M. D, DDS John P. Miller, M. I?. Bryant, If D G. P. Chmnb?rlln, U D., DDS. C B B?rri?. M D. 8?ma?l P. Brown, M. D. Wjths Tlntley, M. D B. M Prsncttco, U. D. Office over Ford A Bro's, No 29U. corner of 11th street and Pa avenue. nov a"?6m* GUTTA PERCHA TEETH. DR O MUNSON, AT 310 PA. AVENUE, Is mounting Teeth on a Ur.tta Percha Base. Also, with Allen's pat ent continuous Gum, combining beau-*' ty, strength and cleanliness. Dr. M. Is determined to keep pace with every Improvement In Dentistry, and will strive to pleane and profit his patrons. ripbbinci: Rev. Dr. Gurley, Hon. R H Gillet, Dr Binney, Hon. 8 A Douglas, Hon. C Mason, Dr R P Patterson, Hon. A O P Nicholson, Dr R Coolldge, And the Medical Faculty of Georgetown Col lege. nov 23?tf >IE>1HERS OF CONGRESS AND VISIT ORS TO WASHINGTON VRE RESPECTFULLY INFORMED that at TAYLOR A MAURY'S BOOK AND STATIONERY STORE, Pennsylvania avenue, near Ninth street, they will meet all their require ments . Their extensive stock, in addition to the following important works, comprises every de partment of Literature Science, and Art. NEW BOOKS received 1 mm*! lately on publi cation Weekly Importations from England. Calhoun's Works, 6 vols. Jefferson's Works, 9 vols. Webster's Works, 5 vols., Autograph edition. Everett's Orations and Speeches, 2 vols. Clay's Private Correspondence, 1 vol. S. S. Prentiss's Memoirs. 2 vols. Bancroft's History of the United States, 6 vols. Statesman's Manual, 4 vols. Hickey's Constitution, 1 vol. Jefferson's Manual, 1 vol. The Constitutions of the United States, 1 vol. Elliott's Debates and Madifon's Papers, 5 voLj. Marsh's Orators and Statesmen, I vol. Storv's Works, 3 vols Lives of Chief Justices of the United State*, 1 vol Lleb?r's Civil Liberty and Self Government, 2 vols. Wirt's Life of Patrick Henry, 1 vol. Kennedy's Life of Wirt, 2 vols. Garland's Life of John Randolph, 1 vol. Party Leaders, by Baldwin, 1 vol. De TocquevlUe's Democracy in America, 1 vol. The Federalist, 2 vol. Crimke'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 Debator, 1 vol. Fmure Wealth of America, 1 vol. Smith's Wealth of Nations, 1 vol. Every description of American, English, and French STATIONERY of the ttne^t quality, at the lowest prices. Visiting Cards engraved and printed with the greatest promptitude TAYLOR A MAURY'S, Jan S?tr near 9th street. T ? I* II A M it NORFLET'S NEW AND CHE Ay SADDLE, HARNESS AND TRUNK STORI, 4W Seventh st , opposite Odd Fellows'Hall. MESSRS TOPHAM, late of Philadelphia, and M^^NORFLET of 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', Ladle*' and Boys' SADDLES, BRIDLES, MARTINGALES, and WHIPS HARNESS of every description, both for city and country use. All kinds o/ TRUNKS, VALISES, and CAR PET BAGS Ladles'SATCHELS, TRAVEL ING BASKETS.and FANCY WORK BOXES. HORSE BLANKETS, COVERS, COLLARS, and HAM ES Horse, Spoke and Dust BRUSH ES. CARDS, CURRY-COMBS, SPONGES, Ac.Ac ' All material used will be the best that can be obtained, and both of us Laving been practical workmen for several years, we feel confident that oar 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 patronage. Particular attention paid to covering Trunks end repairing all kinds of work. Saddlers' tools constantly on hand nov 7?tf MORE NEW liOODS JOHN H. SMOOT, NO. 119 SOUTH SIDE Bridge street. Bear High, Georgetown D. C ha.-* received an additional supply of Fall ana Winter GOODS, making his assortment very complete In his stock will be found a first rate assort ment of? Ladles' Dress Goods Black Moire Antique Silks Moire Antlaue Cloak and Dress Trimmings Rich striped and Moire Antique Saab aud Bonnet Ribbons Swiss and Cambrlr Bands, Collars and Sleeves Black and col'd Cloths, for Cloaks Stsila, Broeha and Bav State Shawls With a jfooda-ssortment of the best makes Flan nels. Blankets, and Dry Goods generally My stock being desirable and cheap purr Lasers will find It to tneir advantage to call befWegetting fully supplied. J. H. SMOOT. nov 13-tf PICTILE IVORY?JUST RECEIVED, sev A erai exquisite specimens of his manufacture, Including ? The Descent from the Cross," after Rubens; "The Flight Into Egypt;" "Adora tion of the Wise Men ;" ?' Head of Christ," after Domenlchlno? Madonna; " Ecce Homo," Ac specially adapted for Christmas present*, at TAYLOR A MAURY'S dec 21?tr Bookstore, near 9th st. WIGS A*l) TOUPEES. /CITIZENS AND STRANGERS ARE RE ' "Pf-tfuUy informed that the bewt assortment of WIGS and TOUPEES are to be found at HEARD S HAIR DRESSING ESTABLISH MENT, and WIG MANUFACTORY, Sixth st National Hotel. Wigs and Toupees made on the shortest notice Also, a good assortment of Ladles Back Braids Just arrived Utom New York dec 11?eo3m COFFIN WAREROOM, U-. ' J WILLIAM PLANT ft CO.. ONDEAIA ? KERS?rcsldenaeilb Seventh ______ street, between G aid H streets, I ntermt uts proc u red l n an y ground ?r cemetery Coffins, Caps, Shr.uds, Carriages, Hearse, and every article for Interments of Uie best quality furnished at short notice, on the most reasonable terms, and at ail hours of the aight Having the exclusive right of Crump's Patent Corpse Preserver, we guarantee to keep the fieadfor any length of time. Jy 11?If JONAS P. LEVT, IMPORTS* AMD DI1LIU IK WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS, AND EINB GROCERIES, General Commission A Forwarding Merchant INSURANCE AND BILL BROKER, No 471 Pa av , two doors below U. S. Hotel, Waskixsto* Citt, D. C. N B ?Country Merchants are requested to give me a call before purchasing elstwhere. oc 2 1 y A GENERAL INVITATION TO EX ami' e one of the largest and best assortments of Parlor Grand. Square, and Bcudoir PIANOS, ever exhibited to a \\ ashington public Persons wishing to purchase, will find that they can be accommodated on the most liberal terms, by early application at the Music Depot, star Building*, GEO HILBUS, Agent Constantly In receipt of NEW MUSIC. dec 'R ? tr (U)LT'S, ALLEN' K?>BBI.\S, and LAW J rence A Co's patent revolving hammer, five and six barrel PI>TOLS. Also, a good assort ment of single barrel Pistols, from 75 cents to *5 each American RAZORS of the beet quality, ewry raior wmtmUnI. ?g9i^e *kUNDY, dec II No 128 Bridge street. Georgetown. ABAS, WORK BOXES, CHINA GOODS, 1> CARD CASES, PORT^MONNAIES, Ac., at3M Pa avenue, between Wh^ IWh streets. dec 21) JOHN F. ELLIS. IfAlAtLW HISTORY OK ENGL A NO, JU.0.3d, U.U d., r,^ ^ w ^ T REMOVAL. HE SUBSCRIBER WOULD JIOS* RE spflctfully Inform bis customers and the pnbllc generally, that he has removed hls^BB Store from the south to the north side of Pa avenue, between Eleventh and Twelfth-Jtt? streets, where he will keepafull and well-selected assortment of the best and latest st vie of F R EN C H CABBIMERE8. vestings, and GENTLEMEN'S FURNISHING GOODk. 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 moderate terms than heretofore. Having practised for a number of years In Germany, England and Franee, he Is confident that he can please all those who may favor him with a call. Feeling grate ful for past favors he solicits a continuance of the wme. p. SCHAFER, no* 1* Merchant Tailor. COCGHS, COLDS, HOARSKMESS, fcc. I PERSONS predisposed to i'ulmonary Affec tlons tlnd this the most trying seasoa, owing to the sudden changes In temperature; yet by a little care, adopting warm clothing and supply ing themselves with a good prescription or cough remedy they may easily ward off what may else Erove 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 sold at 25 cents, or three bottles in one, 50 cents. Wholetale Si PATTERSON A NAIRN and STOTT A O.; and retail by most Druggists. In Alexan 2/"*a rJiln * STEVENa; Georgetown by Mr. C18SELL. oct V NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT. WE ARECOMPELLED TO ANNOUNCE to the subscribers to the PRIZE EM BROIDERY RAFFLE, that we shall have to postpone the dnwlng for a few days, on account of there being still a number of chances not yet taken. Those persons wishing to subscribe will oblige us by giving us their name* early, as we do not wish to delay the drawing any longer than *e can help We will state the day for drawing In a future advertisement. Jan 14 CLAGETT, NEWTON, MAY A CO., 14 Cor. Penn. avenue and Ninth street. DR LA Hi f S. P HOOVER, Iran Hall Beet, Shoe and Trnnk Establish. ? HAVE THIS DAYCRECEIVED FOR LA A dies', Gents', Misses', and Children's, SNOW OVER HHOK9, Gum Boots, Gossimer and ^andals. Also. Bucksklnj lined Shoes. douMe sole and water-proof Boots, all of which 1 will sell low for cash. All in want please call and examine for your selves. S P HOOVER Iron Hall, bet. tfth a*d 10th sts., Pa. av. Jan I') CLOTHINO MADE TO OROEK. Members of congress, citizens and strangers wishing to supply themselves with superior garments, made to order, are invited to examine our superior assortment of Doeskins Cloths. Casslmeres, Silk, Satin and Velvet Vest ings, all of which has been selected with an espe rial view to the wants of our customers, which we will make to measure In a manner inferior to none, at much cheaper rates than the usual cltv prices. WALL 4 STEPHENS, 32*2 Pa. avenue, between 9th and 10th streets. Also, ;W4 Pa avenue, 3d door east of the Nattonal Hotel. jan '23? '|1HE NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW ? A Published (Quarterly, on the first days of Jan uary, April, July, and October, In numbers of nearly three hundred pages each, at Five Dollars a year. Con/in'j of No. CLXX,/or January, l;i56. Article I Life Services, and Works of Henrv - f Whet ton ' 7 11 Bartol's Pictures of Europe " III. Statistics of Insanity In Massachusetts " IV. Sydney Smith " V. '1 he Romish Hierarchy " VI. History of the Jacobin Club " VII. Varon's Memoirs " VIII. The Pacific Railroad " IX American Poetry ? !! German Emigration to America ' XI. Critical Notices. I he North American Review ha* now attained Its 170th number, having been published without intermission for more than forty yean? It is far the oldest American Periodical devoted to general literature a:id science, and Its reputation has been steadily maintained, both in thisconntr> and in Europe, as the k-adiug journal of the United states within Its approp.'late department Supplied for the publishers by FRANCE TAYLOR Jan IS C' nlted States Pateat Office, > ^ ? Washington, Jan .2*2,1656 C ( kN THE PETITION OT JOSEPH H BUR. w ROW s, of Cincinnati, Ohio, praying for the extension of a patent granted to them on the ?Sid day of April, la4'2, for an Improvement in ''Mill Stones,'' for seven years from the expi ration of said patent, which takes place on the '23d day of April, 1-56: It is ordered, that the petition be heard at the Patent Office on Monday, the 7th of April next, at 1*2 o'clock m ; and all persons are notified to ap pear and show cause. If any they have, why said {?e itlon o'ight not to be granted. Persons opposing the extension are required to tile in the Patent Office their objections, specially set forth in writing, at least twenty days before the day of hearing; all t- stimony filed by either party to be used at the said hearing must be taken and transmitted in accordance with the rules of the office, which will be furnished on application .? vbI testimony In the case will be closed cn the 27th day of March; depositions and other papers relied upon as testimony must be filed in the of fice on or before the morning of that day; the ar guments, if any, within ten days thereafter Ordered, also, that this notice be published In the Union, Intelligencer and Evening Star, Wash ington DC; Argus, Baltimore; Patriot A Union Harrisburgh, Pa : Journal of Commerce, New \ ork ; and Enquirer. Cincinnati, Ohio, once a week for three successive weeks previous to the 7th day of April next, the day of hearing. CHARLES MASON, Commissioner of Patents P S.?Editors of the above papers will please copy, and send their bills to the Patent (Jffice with a paper containing this notice. Jan '23?law3w TwO Sl'PEKH PIANOS RECEIVED A this week, which, In addition to our usual arge supply, makes onr stock the most complete In the city Give us a call if you wish a good and cheap Instrument. ?u*,.. JOHN F. ELLIS, 3116 1 a. avenue, between ?th and 10th sts.

dec '28 41 AN EXCELLENT SHAVE."?This re r mark was made by Mr. Jones after trying one of my American Ramapo Razors. Others have said the same after using my Tally ho, or a Double Carbonized I XL. There are no tears shed while using one of the*e Razors. i. FRANCIS, dec 4tto Seventh st. OAttLEirS EINEST GOLD PENS, IN ? J gold and silver cases, for sale for the manu facturers at their lowest retail prices, and to tha trade at their lowest wholesale prices Also, Morton's short-nib Gofd Pens, differing essentially in their construction from any others* hullrtl wl of many who have hitherto betrn unable to make use of any metallic pen whatever. FRANCH TAYLOR. j3n lu BOYS' WINTER CLOTH1NO Wb\ UAV?.JHI8 DAY keceivkd a large addition to our usually extensive flyment of ?"t Quality Boys' and Chlldrens' I LOIHING, which we will offer to our custom ers and the public at unusually low prices Our stock consists In part of? OVER COATS and TALMAS Fine cloth ROUNDABOUTS and JACK* is Fine and common PANTALOONS Silk. Satin, and Merino VESTS W hlte and colored SHIRTS UNDERSHIRTS and DRAW EMS PAHS SUSPENDERS, HOSIER Y, Ac., Ac. ?,i n* our Rtock ot Boys' and Children's Clothing very large and complete. ? WALL A STEPHENS, 3*2 Pa avenue, bet yth and 10th street, jan iv next to Iron Hall. OPERA UL ASSES?The largest and cheap est assortment In the city at JOHN F. ELLIS, JUG Pa aves'ie, between 9th and loth sts. flee .it MADAME DEVOS M FROM PARIS AND NEW YORK ADAME DEVOS MILLINERY HAS AR rlved, and is now opened for Inspection at THE LAKES, iVo 504 Ftn*jylv*nta ar*nue, to witch the attention of the ladles of Washing ton, Georgetown. Ac is respectfully invited jan *44 -U BALLS. THE FOURTH ANNUAL BALL~ MONTGOMERY GUARDS, WILL BR eiVKX AT THE WASHliVGTOX ASSEMBLY ROOMS MONDAY EVEXIKO, Feb 4th, 1856. THE MONTGOMKRY GUARDS beg leave X to inform their friends, civil and military, their fourth annual Ballon MONDAY EVENING, February 4th, 185? 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 experleneed caterer A most excellent band cf music Is selected for the occasion. No hats or caps to be worn in the ball rcom ex cept by the military. Committee of Arrangements. CaptKey, Corp'l Nihil, I'riv McNlchol, SgtBurk, Lt Kclleher, Priv D O'Lery, Sgt Muiry, Priv Jirdin, Qr M Maher. Kuslgn Wall Priv McCaffrey Jan 25?dtb bali7 FOE THE BENEFIT OF THE Poor of the Seventh Ward. rpHE CITIZENS BEING DESIROUS OF A. relieving, in some measure, the Sufferings of the Poor of their Ward, have concluded to give a Ball for that purpose on TUESDAY EVENING. February 5th, 18.56, AT ISLAND HALL. They appeal to the benevolent throughout the city to assist them in this laudable undertaking. rickets ONE DOLLAR, admitting a gentle man and ladies?to be procured from any of the Managers. Managers. I' M Pearson, E S Allen, <4 I. Page, Dr J E Morgan, Jas E Johnson, Thos E Lloyd, J Pettibone, J Pumphrey, H Polklnhorn, J Van Klswick, Theo Wheeler, Jacob Wilson, Thos Milburn, Wm Tucker, J R Elvans, B S Kinsey, W Camark, sr. W C Bamberger J H DeBllle, Jm Stevenson, A R Harvey, B ?lirk' S Pumphrey, D Johnson, R T Knight, Thos W Rfley, J T Casseli, L R H lioead, J M Young. Jones Ellis, Jos Cornwell, J W Martin, John Stevenson W R Riley. J L Smith. David Hepburn. Wm Ashdown, \V T Walker," Committee of Arrangements. J E Johnson, Thos E Lloyd, John Dudley, W T Walker, Levi Jones, Peter Egan. Joshua Dulln, W Camack.Jr. jan 23-eotb O BOSWELL, Treasurer SOIREES. PPOF H W MUNDER MOST RESPECT lully announces to the public that his Soirees will take place every WEDNESDAY EVEN ING. These entertainments are considered by all who have attended them to be the most sociabte that has ever teen given in this city. Jan 22?TAWw ? ALINATIC?TRUEMAN UK MOTT, A Lunatic, with sandy hair and florid complex ion, escaped from his home and friends In the town of Ellery, N Y., some time since, and, it is thought, will endeavor to make his way to Wash ington. His relatives are most anxious to obtain Information where he is, and any one who may hear of him will be suitably rewarded for drop ping aline to the editor of the Star. an 2:1?tf yrricui. Treascu% Department, Dec 1, 185fi. Notice Is hereby given to holders of stocks of the United States that this Department will pur chase to the amount of 91,500 000 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 1842, a premium of ten percent.; for stock of the loans of UM7 and 1&18, a premium of sixteen per cent ; for stock Issued under the act of IdSO, commonly called Texas-ln deranlty stock, a premium of six per cent.; and for stork of the loan of 1;46, redeemable on the IJ'.h November, 1?4C, If received at the Treasury prior to the 1st day of January next, a premium of2tf percent.; If received between the 1st Jan uary and the 31st of March next, a premium of ?J per rent ; 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 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 neact. After that date the interest will be allowed In addition to the premium from 1st of J anuary to the date of their receipt. In both cases one day's interest will be allowed in addition for the money to reach the seller. 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 Janntry next) by the party entitled to receive the purchase money. Payment for these stocks will be made by drafts upon theassistant treasurers at Boston, New York, or Philadelphia, as the parties entitled to receive the money may direct. JAMES GUTHRIE, dec 3?dt J unci Secretary of the Treasury. All the hew hooks published received and for sale, at SHILLING TON'S BOOKSTORE Caspar, by the author of "Wide, Wide World " The M vsterlous 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 Widow Bedott Paper3 The Hunter's Feast, or Conversation around the Camp Fire, by Capt. Mayne Held, 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 cct. Pa av and 4# st. dec 31?tf CHEAP EDITION. Third and fourth volume of ma caulay's History of England, bound In one volume, full muslin. Also, the other editions as published The American Almanac for 1850. All the New Books, as Issued from the press, received and for sale by GRAY A BALLANTYNE, jan 15 496 7th street. STL ART'S CANDIES. JUST RECEIVED. PER EXPRESS. ONE case of Stuart's celebrated STEAM CANDY, consisting of Sugar Plums, Vanilla Cream, and other kinds. For sale at 7. M. P. KING'S. vf>fi Vermont avenue, corner 15th and I sts. ?o? JM ROGER'S PEN KNIVES, warranted geu ulne, bought personally from the manufactu rem In Sheffield; ladUwand geutlemen's patterns, of one to four blades, In buck, ivory, and pearl handles. (jan 8J _ FRANCK TAYLOR^ WARNER'S POCKET REVOLVERS.? Small, sure, and effective Also, Allen's and Colt's Revolvers and single barrel Pistols. (T FRANCIS. dec SI 490 Seventh st. 9 a 10-4, 11-4 AND lil-4 BED BLANK* -4* ETS, very cheap, red, blue and gray French Merino and Mermo Plaids Quilled Skirts. Hosiery and Gloves White, red and yellow Flannels With many other Winter Goods to be closed out cheap. WM R. RILEY, Cor. 8th st., opposite Centre Market. ? jan 22? lm rpHE BOSTON AHEUCAN ALMANAC I for received this day. jan 11 FRANCK TAYLOR. EVENING STAR. THE SLIGHTED SCHOLAR Ca.-es like tho one I am about to relate are much too frequent in our country. and they are such. too, us should be guarded against by all who have an interest in education. Tho incident was brought to mind by hearing a complaint made by the parent of the po<*r boy. who had been grossly neglected by tho teacher of the village school?neglected sim ply because he was poor and comparatively friendless. Many year? ago, when I was a small boy, I attended school in the town of Among tho boys there was a boy n^med George Henry. His father was a poor, drink* ?ir.g man, and the unfortunate Doy had to suffer in consequence George came to school habited in ragged garments?but they were the best he had ; he was rough and uncouth in his manners, for he had been brought ap in that manner; he was very ignorant, for he had never had the opportunity of an ed ucation. Season after season poor George Henry oc cupied the sajne seat in tho school room?it was a back corner seat, away from tie other scholars?and there he thumbled his primer. The ragged condition of his garb gave a homely cast to his whole appearance : and what of intelligence there might have been in his countenance was beclouded by the outer covering of the boy. lie seldom played with the ether children, for they seemed to shun him, but when he did, for a while, join with them in their sports, he was so rough that he was soon shoved out of the way. The teacher passed tho poor boy coldly in the street, while other boys, in better garbf. were kindly noticed. In the school youig Henry was coldly treated The teacher neg lected him, and then called him an " idle blockhead' because he did not learn. Tho buy received no incentive to study, and conse quently he was most of the time idle, and idleness begat a disposition to while away tho time in mischief. For this he was whipped, and the more he was whipped the more idle and careles* he beeame. lie knew that he was neglected bv the teacher simply because he was poor and ragged, and with a sullen indifference, sharpened at times by feelings of bitterness, he plodded on his dark, thankless way Thus matters went for several years. Most of the scholars who weTe of George llenry s age had pasted on to the higher branches of study, while the poor fellow spelled out words of one and two syllables, and still kept his distant sent in the corner. His father had sunk lower in the pit of inebriation, and the unfortunate boy was more wretched than ever The look of clownish indifference which hsd marked his countenance was now giving way to a shade of unhappy thought and feeling, and it was ovident that the great turn poitt of his life was at hand. He stood now upon the step in life from which the fate of years must take its cast. At this time a man by the name of Kelly took charge of the school. He was an old teacher, a careful observer of human nature, and a really good man. Loag years of guar dianship over wild youths had given him a bluff, authoritative way. and in his discipline he wao strict and unwavering. The first day he passed in the teacher s desk of our school was mostly devoted to watching the movements of the scholars, and studying tho dispositions with which he hal to deal. Upon George Henry his eye rested with a keen, searching fiance. But he evidently made little of hir.? during the first day. but on tlie second day ho did m->re it w is during the afternoon of the second lay that Mr kelley observed y-?ung Henry engaged in impaling tlies upon tho point of a large piu. lie went to tho boy's seat, and repremanded him for hi? idleness he took up the dirty, tattered primer from his desk. ?? Haveyou never learned more than in this book ?" asked the teacher. 44 No. sir,'' drawled George. 4- How long have you attended school'" 4> I don't know, sir. It's ever since I can remember. 44 Then you must bo an idle, reckless boy,' said the teacher, with much severity 44 1>> you realize how many years you have thrown aw iy ' Du you know how much you have lost' What sort of a man do you think of making in this way ' <Jne of theso lay.- you will be too old to go to school, iind then, while your companions are seeking some honorable employment, you will be good for nothing Have you any parents ?? Yes. sir,' answered the boy. in a hoarse, subdued voice. ? 44 And do they wi.-h you to grow up an iguo rant, worthless man *' The boy hung down his head and was silent but Mr. Kellej y saw two great tears roll down his cheeks. In an instant tho te? cher saw that he had something besides an idle, -tub born mind to deal witn in the ragged scholar before him. He laid his hand upon the boy's head, and in a kind tone, said : 44 I wish you to stop after school is dismissed. Do not be afraid, for 1 wish to assist you if I can." Georgo looked up wunderingly into the lus ter's face, for there was something in the t<>nes of the voico which fell upon his ear that sounded strangely to him. and he thought too. as ho looked around, that the rest of the scholars regarded him with kinder counte nances than usual. A dim thought broke upon mind that, from some cause, he was going to be happier than before. After the school was dismissed, George Henry remained in his seat till the teacher called him to the desk. 44 Now," said Mr. Kelley, 441 wish to know how it is that you have never learned any more You look bright, and you look as though you might make a smart man. Why is it that I find you so ignorant " 44 Because nobody never helps me, sir, re plied the boy. 41 Nobody cares for me. for 1 am poor." By degrees the kind-hearted teacher got the poor boy's whole history, and while gen erous tears bedewed his eyes, he said : 41 You havo been wrongly treated, George? very wrongly, but there is yet time for re demption. If I will try to teach you, wiil you try to learn. a Yes?0, yes," quicklv uttered the boy in earnest tones. 44\es, I should love to learn. I don't want to be a bad boy.'' he thrillingly aided, while his countenance glowed with un W nted animation Mr. Kelley promised to purchase books for tho boy as fast as ho could read them, and when George Henry left the school room, his face was wet with tears. We scholars, wbo had remained in the entry, saw him come out and our hearts were warmed towards hiur We spoke kindly to him, and walked with him to his house, but his own heart was too fall for utterance On the next day George Henry commenced studying in good earnest, and the teacher helped him taithfullv Never did I see a change so radical and sudden as that which took place in the habits of the poor boy. As soon as tho teacher treated him with kindness and respect, tho scholars followed the example, and the result was, that we found in the unfortunate youth one of the most noble hearted, generous, accommodating and truthful playmates in the world. Long years have passed sinoe those school boy days. George Henry has become a man of middle ago, and in all the country there is not a man more beloved and respected than he is. And all is the result of one teacher having done his duty ! You who are school-teachers, remember the responsibility that devolves upon you. In this country of free schools, there should be no distinction between classes All are alike - 1 entitled to y?ur euro and oeunael, and tho more woak the child, the more earnest should be your endeavors to lift him up and aid him. Old Timks ax* t*uKascres Coutabkd with Tn e N aw ?A lew evening!1 since we saw in our street* a four-hor?e sleigh well filled with twenty-four ladies and gentlemen bound on a pleasure making excursion. It reminded ut of our earlies days when we huddled into straw on the sleigh bottom. so thick that it ' always a matter of doubt upon whoee feet one was sitting Tfcc*e days of spelling schools and ''paring bees," and social country gatherings were miscellaneous and wonderfully happy, and when their reminis cences roll back upon us we fully realise what we have lost Those years have gone, and their innocent joys have fled with them Tho unrestrained pleasures of rural parties have been surplanted by the stiff and forma! conventionalities of fashionable life. Then wo used to revel in '?Come Philander Ac."' ' Tho Night is far spent," or "We are Marehing Forward, Ac., ' and at the end of every stans* enjoyed the luxury of kissing whoever we chose, but now there are only a stated num ber of waltzes or schottisehes thumped out of the piano, and a sentimental song sung in which no one but the singer takes any interest and the company scatters, eaoh one fully im pressed that such things are woefully stupid. Sociability is a dead letter in cities, and thereby real enjoyment buried beneath an ac cumulation of rubbish of bows and forma? speeches, said to be polite. Brixg 05 the Yittles ?I met en the train an elderly lloosier, who had been to the show ease exhibition at New York, and wko had als) seen the Hi-pv-dro-tn*. as he called it* "Did you remain long in New York?" I asked him. ?' Well, no," he answered thoughtfully, " only two days, for 1 saw there was a right smart chance of starving to death, and I .a opposed to that way of going down. I put up at one of their taverns, and I allowed I was going to be treated to the whole." " Where did you stop*" said 1 interrupting him. " At the Astor House. I allow you don't ketoh me to no such place again. They rung a #one, as they called it, four times afore breakfast, and then, when I went to eat, there whs nt narry Titties on the table f " 44 What was there ?" 1 ventured to inquire " Well," said the old man. enumerating the items cautiously, as if from fear of omission, " there was a clean plate wrong side up?a knife, a clean towel, a split toon, and a hand bill. and what was worse," added my compan ion, " the insultin' nigger up and aakea me what I wanted ? Tittles, says. I bring in your vittles. and I 11 help myself." Happiness?Happiness is to be attained id the accustomed chair by the fireside, more than in the honorary occupation of eiTic of fioe, in a wife's love, infinitely more than iu the favor of all human beings else ; in chil dren s innocent and joyous prattle, more than in the hearing of flattery , in the reciprooa tion of little and frequent kindnesse- between friend and friend, more than in some occasional and dearly-bought indulgence; 'in the virtue of contentment, more than in the anxious achievements uf wealth, distinction and gran deur; in change of heart more than in the change of circumstances In full, firm trust in Providence, mare than in hoping for fortune's favor; in a growing taste for the beauties of nature, more than in the fee sim ple inheritance of whole acres of land ; in the observance of neatnes* and regularity house hold virtues, rather than in the means of oaten* tations, and therefore, rare display ; in a hand maiden's cheerfulness, more than in the improved tone of politeness ; and in the friend ship of our next-door neighbor, more than in the sondescending notice of my lord duke ? Murtyria. rii'ASvia ani? Brandy?The follow;ng anec dote is told of a very clever fellow, who had recently joined the Sons of Temperance After becoming a -'Son," he went to Mobile on business, and was taken ill there. A phy sician was called, and on examining him pro nounced him in a very dangerous condition, and prescribed brandy. The sick man told him that he could not take it. Tho doctor insisted taat it was a proper remedy, but tho patient told him that he would not take it 44 Well," said the doctor, 44 if you will not take it, tho brandy, you will surely have spasms.'1 "Ouess, then."' said tho Son of Temperance, 441 will try a couple of spasms first." {y The subject of impressions at first sight was be ing talked over at the supper table, when the lady who presided 44 o'er the cups and tea," said she always formed an ides of a person at first sight, and generally fouDd it to be correct. ' -Mamma " said her youngest son in a shrill voice that attracted the attention of all pres ent. "Well, my dear," said the fond mother, "what is it*" "I want to know," said Young America, "what was your opinion of me ickm you hrtt saw mt?" Karlt love and Late Marriace?The Cincinnatti Columbian relates the following " A couple, each of whom was over seventy years of age. were a night or two ago united in the bond* of wello:k, at one of our principal hotels. They had been lovers in the spring time of life?but circumstances parted them. Each married, raised a family, lost a mate, and then re married; and. finally, lost tho second mate, and met their first love, they concluded to "travel down the hill of life to gether and bleep together at its foot." Th*y were both frail, tottering and white-headed? but the fire of love still burnt brightly in their heart*." Jonah Octdove.?The Petersburg Kxj fishes up the following paragraph from a paper published in 1767 : "On a passage to Jamaica, with troops on board, a little boy who was a fifer. sitting on the gun wale, by a sudden roll of the ship fell overboard and was directly swallowed by a shark. A book was bMited with a piece ot beef and thrown over the stern, which was seized by the shark, and he was presently hauled on board. On opening his belly, tho boy was fouud snugly seated between two ribs, and unconcerned, playing a tune on his ?fe" [y The amount paid into the treasury ot the Ameiican Colonisation Society from Con necticut, during the five years ending with tho last, is SHO 450 87. During the same period thirty of the respectable colored people of the State have emigrated to Liberia; Biost of them are liTing ana prospering One has been a member of the legislature of Liberia, from Orand Bas.-i county . another is high aheriff of the same county ; another a pby sician, another a Dsguerrean artist and a merchant; and others succesalul farmers. I ^ In a trial in the superior eourt of Buffalo for untying and removiug a horse attached to a wagon left standing before a private res! dence while its owner attended service in an a<yoiniog church, the judge declared the act of loaving the animal there under the circum atances to be a public nuisance. That it. in moat instances. is a private nuiaance, also, there can be little doubt. Characteristics.?The New York eorres pondent of the Boston Transcript says " Some one characterising society in our cities, the other night, well remarked that at a stranger's tUbut in Boston they ask, - What does ho know r' in New York, "What is ha worth?" in Philadelphia, "Who is he'" and in Washington, "Is he agreeable