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

Newspaper of Evening Star dated February 11, 1856 Page 1
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THE EVENING STAR, riKLIHHKD KVEKY AFTKKftOON, (EXCEPT 91^1>AY,> 11 Iks Star ??udi*gt,frn*r of P*msfl9*mim mih? o*4 Kitt?nth ifr??f, By W. D.. WALLACE, VII be ser*-M tosubwrlbera by cnrrlers at SIX AND A <4UAKTKR CENTS, payable weekly lo the Agents; papers served U packages at 37# ?enla per month. To mall subscribers tie rub ?orlpcloa price W THREE DOLLARS AND PIP *Y CEN TS a year in mdvontt, TWO DOLLARS for tlx months, and ONE DOLLAR for three ao.<ths; for less than three months at the rate of itK oents a week. |?T91N0LE COPIES ONE CENT. O vol. vn. washington , ? 1 ?i? d. c? monday. february ii, 185& no. 938. ,, i M us - - ? * *- ~ ? a CKirilCtft WARRMER, WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER, A'\R Staler in fine watches jew M.R V and SILVER WARE, would respect fully solicit the attention of those who desfnsa good article, to hit choice variety of lxmdon, Ge neva and Copenhagen WATCHES, selected with the view of tlme-keeplsg and durable qualities, lor which a suitable guarantee will be lurnlshed those who Durehase. GOLD SEALS, FOB and VEST CHAINB, FINK JEWELRY' SILVER SPOONS, GOB LETS, CUP?, FORKS, Ae., for sale at N. York The Chronometer, Duplex, Lever, Cylinder, Repeating, Musical and other WATCHES re ra ? '-d Also.JEWELRY. Ac. No 37? Pa. avenue, between 6th and7th street*, Brawn's Hotel Building, sign of the GOLDEN WATCH, _ iaa ? !rn Washington, D. C. HATS, CAPS, FUHf, Jte. THE UNDERSIGNED WOULD RESPECT fullv announce to his friends and the public that he hrspurchased tbeentlre stock ? \ of Mr. J. T. Evans. Jr., and will contlaue the HAT, CAt* and FUR business In the store lately occupied by him. No 2J6 north side Penn avenue, between 12th and 13th streets. Having manufactured for several years In one of the most fashionable and well regulated Hat establishments lu the District he feels confident that he will be able to please In quality, style and price all who may favor him with a call A full assortment of gentlemen's dress black and brown French felt Hats: Children's Fancv Hats, Canes, Umbrellas, Ac. B H. STINEMRTZ. 236 Pa. avenue, bet. 19th and ttth sts. Jan *>?2w GOOD INYK5TMKNT WE have FOR sale THE follow ing Bonds and other Securities, which will yield the solder ten to twelve per cent, on the in vestment, vis: Orange and Alexandria Rail Bonds Virginia and Tennessee do Illinois Internal Imp't Bonds of 1947. The above securities are unquestionably safe SWEENY, rittenhouse, FANTA CO., Jan W?lm Bankers. 332 Pa avenue. H. SEMEE*, Jeweler, 330 Prmm*. avtnu*. bituttn ?:* and IQtk struts, HAS RECEIVED AND OPENED THIS DAY a magnificent assortment of fine .in4 jp ?1 magnificent assortment of fine and rleh Imported JEWELRY,such as Flor entine and Roman Mosaics. Italian Lavas and Corals, Garnets, Cameos, and a "''.I ety of richly chased Gold Jewelry or any descrip tlon, the very latest styles Also, a new lot of fine London and Geneva WATCHES, warranted timekeepers FOR CHRISTMAS PRESENTS. A spleudid assortment of fine Silverware, Pitch ers, Castors, Creams Goblets, Cups, Forks and Spoons, (sterling.) Fish, Cake and Pie Knives Butter and Fruit Knives, Soap and Oyster Ladles' Preserve Sugar and Crmm Spoons, Salt Cellars' Napkin Rings, etc.. etc SILVER PLATED WARE, ON ALBATA. Castors. Baskets, Butterboat . Urne, Forks and Spoons. FANCY ART1CLE8. F rench Clocks, Dresden China Ornaments, la variety, Card Cases, Portmonnales, Cigar Cases. And also a large assortment of SPECTACLES ia Gold, Silver and Steel Frames, to suit every eve and age; Eye Glasses, Congress Specs, and Opera Glasses 117" We take pleasure In showing our goods to alL whether purchasers or not. All ear goods are warranted as represented, and will be sold at the lowest possible prloe. Jewelry and Silverware made to order: Diamonds remounted; Gold Pens re pointed, and Engraving on Stone executed at short notice Cnronometeis and all kinds of fiae Watches ixJL M a*lsal Boxes pat In perltect order at short notice. H SEMKEN, Jeweler, 336 Pa. svenue, between Kh and 10th rta. deo 1?tf H AR HI AGE 6D IDI, DR. TOITITCJ'S POCKET JJSCTJLAPIT78; Or, Every ??ne his ewn Physician: Being observations on marriage Medl?;ai]y and Phllosophlcallv considered as MANHOVD S EARLY DECLINE, with dl rectlons for its perfect care. Being a Confidential Silent Friend and Private Adviser; fbllowed by Observations on the 1 rettment of Venereal Dis eases. Gonnorrhcea, Gleet, Strictures, Ac ; Illus trated with Cases Plates, and Diagrams, from Dr YOUNG S PRIVATE PRACTICE? to be consulted without exposure, and with assured confidence of success Only 25 cents. For sale by the Agent, ALEX. I ADAMSON, on Seventh st , opposite Post Oflce. dec M?3m* CLOTHING MADE TO ORDER. VVEMBERS OF CONGRESS, CITIZENS i?A and strangers wishing to supply themselves with superior garments, made to order are invited to examine oar snperlor assortment of Doeskins Cloths, Cassimeres, Silk, Satin and Velvet Vest ing*, all of which has been selected with an espe cial 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 city prices WALL A STEPHENS, Ifit Pa avenue, between Kb and 10th streets. Also. 304 Pa. avenue, 3d door east of the Nattonal Hotel. Jan 23 Extra heavy plated TEA SETS, CASTORS CAKE BASKETS, Ac We Invite attention to our assortment of the above Goods, all of the best quality and newest styles. , fobks' These goods are ail gotten up in so close an lm- I ltatlon orsliver. as to defy the strictest scrutiny M W GALT A BRO , 7 Pa. avenue bstw vth and 10th sts. jan 26? COUGHS, COLDS, HOARSENESS, kr. PERSONS predisposed to Pulmonary Affec tions find tnls the most trying sense n, owing to the sudden changes In temperature; yet by a little care, adopting warm clothing and supply, lng themselv* with a good prescription or cou?h remedy they may easily ward oW what rn&y efs? Cove a dangerous winter companion TY KR'S COMPOUND GUM ARABIC SYRUP ha* been so long known and highly appreciated as one of our most Innocent, yet efllcarlous, 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 26 cents, or three bottles In one, 50 cents. Wholesale by patterson * NAIRN and BTOTT A CO.; and retail by most Druggists. In Alexan dria by PEEL A STEVENS; Georgetown by Mr. orSSELL. Oct -J GIFT BOOkSTORI! A GENERAL selection OF STANDARD Gift and Miscellaneous BOOKS "g=rw AND STATIONERY for sale at AltlMH HILBUB'S MUSIC DEPOT,cor-Mpfiti^r ner of Pa avenue and 11th street. O HE AT 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 bv the buyer, containing the name of some gift, which is presented on the spot. Among the Gifts are Gold Watches, Jewelry, Music, Fancv and Toilet Articles, Ac HiLBl'S MUSIC DEPOT, 9?t* Corner Pa ar and llth st. S. P. HOOVER'S . Boot, Shoe, and Trunk Establishment, ifos Hall, Pa. avenue, between 9th and 10th sts. I HAVE JUST RECEIVED FOR LADIES, * MISSES, and CHILDREN, Cleth.? ffe* "ned Button. Healed VBf t*A I rRJts Also, thick and thin Gaiters; f W Bronxe. Black, and Colored, at Si 23, Alpine Button Gaiters. $3 50; French \V hite Satin Glicerlous SLIPPERS. Gen li^.h J.***tent Lather BOOTS and snots, of all descriptions: Gentlemen's De tached GAITERS, mil ?%ors;'Boy's and Youth Pstent Leather and Calf BOOTS and SHOES. 1^* tfl<* WiatgT Wear, recently se vTry*iup?lo? mo*tCelebr?t?i manufacturers, Is I promises to Oter unusual ladocements *nS M dee 14?tf S P. HOOVER ... cheapeditiowT rPHlRD AND FOURTH VOLUME OF MA A caul ay's History of England boum4 in~ muslin. ALiai tUc other editions y The American Almanac lor 1866 ' All the New Books, as Issued from the delved and for sale by prB"' A HALLANTYNE, J4* w W sfe EPERGNES AND PLATEAU. Large Plated Waiters, II OYSTER TUREENS, Dishes, Cake Baskets, Bowls, Superior Cutlery, Silver Tea Sets, Pitchers, Waiters, MANUFACTURED AND FOR sale BY SAMUEL KIRK & SON, GOLD & SILVERSMITHS, 172 BALTIMORE street, BALTIMORE, MD. Jan 31?lm gutta percha teeth. The undersigned have been in the habit of sendl.ig our patrons to Dr. Cosby for Dental operations ffor a number of years, and take pleasure In recommending 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 practise) In the United States. S?n P. Holdmta. M P. B. W. TowIm, *. D. A. V. P?yi.e, M. D, DD3 John P. Miller, M. P. jiiLM Bry?at, M D O P. Ch*mb?rlln, U. D., DD8. C. H. H?rrl?, M. O. Samuel P. Brown, X. D. Wyths Tlntley, M. D B. U. Prsneisoo, U. P. Oflce over Ford A Bro 's, No. 280.corner of 11th street and Pa avenue. nov a??6m* GUTTA PERCHA TEETH. DR O. MUNSON, AT 310 PA. AVENUK, Is mounting Teeth on a Gutu ' Percha Base. Afro, 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 plMfe ana proflt his patrons. iniiu?i: Rev. Dr. Gurley, Hon. R H Billet, Dr. Binary, Hon. 8 A Douglas, Hon. C Man on, Dr. R P Patterson, Huii. A O P Nicholson, Dr. R Coolldge, And the Medical Faculty of Georgetown Col lege. nov '&?tf TUf HAN A NORPLET'S NEW AND CHEAP ?ADDLE, HARNESS AND TRUER STORE, 490 Seventh st , opposite Odd Fellows' Hall. MESSRS. TO P HAM. I late of Philadelphia, and Hi^^NORPLET of this cliy., ? respectfully announce to their friends and the public, that they have com menced the Saddling Buslm*s at the above stand, where they will make and keep constantly on hand a large and superior assortment of?Mens', Ladles' and Boyss SADDLES, BRIDLES, MARTINGALES and WHITS. HARNESS of every description, both for city and country use 111 kinds of TRUNKS, VALISES, and CAR PET BAGS Ladies'SATCHELS, TRAVEL ING BASKETS.and FANCY WORK BOXES. ? ORSE BLANKETS, COVERS, COLLARS, and HAMES. 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 having been practical workmen 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 patronage. Pastlcular attention paid to coverilg Trunks aad repairing all kinds of work. Sadalere' tools constantly on hand, nov 7?tf REMOVAL^ THE SUBSCRIBER WOULD MOSV RE spectfully inform his customers and the 4 Sublic generally, that he has removed his^flk tore from the south to the north side of Pa. HI avenue, between Eleventh and Twelfth .JUL streets, where he will keep a full and well-selected assortment of the best and latest stvle of F R EN CH CLOTHS, CASSIMERES, VESTINGS, AND GENTLEMEN'S FURNISHING GOODS. As the excellent business stand will enable him to do a much larger business, he feels assured that he can furnish Gentlemen's Garments on more moderate terms th*n heretofore. Having Practised for a number of yean in Germany, England and France, he is confident that he can please all those who may favor hltn with a call. Feeling grate ful for past fkvore he solicits a continuance of the same. G. F. SCHAFER, nov 12 i Merchant Tailor. MORE NEW I'OODS. JOHN H SMOOT, NO. lll> SOUTH SIDE Bridge street, near High, Georgetown. D C , has received an dfidltlonal supply of Fall and Winter GOODS, making his assortment Very complete In his stock will be found a fir.it rate aiwort-, ment of? Ladles Dress Goods Black Moin Antique Silks Moire Antique Cloak and Dress Trimmings Rich striped and Moire Antique Sash and Bonnet Ribbons Swiss and Cambric Bands, Collars and Sleeves Black and coi'd Cloths, for Cloaks Stalla, Broeha and Bay State Shawls With a good assortment of the best makes Flan nels. Blankets, end Dry Goods generally. M y stock being derivable and cheap purchasers will find it to their advantage to call before getting i fully supplied. J. H. SMOOT. nov ii-tf COP PI* WAKEROUN, be. J WILLIAM PLANE A CO., VNDERVA ? KERS?residence4lb Seventh street, betw-jea G and H streets. Interments procured in any ground sr cemetery. Cofin3, Cups, Shacuds, Carriages. Hearse, and every article for inlennenu of the best quality furnished at short notice, on the most reasonable terms, and at all hours of 'Ac alght. Having the exclusive right of Crump's Patent Corpse Preserver, we guarantee to keep the dead for any length of tine. jy 11?ly OAttl'ERREOTYPING BY A LADY. MRS A. C. REDMOND HAVING ADDED to her new rooms a beautiful Skylight, and engaged an Assistant Operator, (one or the best in the District,) she intends not to have her Pictures exoelled. If equalled, In the United States PIC TURES pu up in KuiwuMted Cases for Fiftf Ctmts, suf.li as are usually sold elsewhere for one dollar. Particular attention paid to Copying Deguerre otvpes, Oil Paintings, Ac., Ac. M rs R solicits the patronage of the Ladles par ticularly. 1C7" Rooms?401 Seventh street, west side, be tween H and 1. Jan 21-tf JONAS P. LeTST" Ixroa/BB. ARC DBAL1B lM WINES, LIQ0GR8, CIGARS, AND FINS GROCERIES, fleaeral Commission 4 Forwarding Kerch ant INSURANCE AND BILL BROKER.. . No ?74 Pa. av., two doors below U. 8. Hotel, WsiHIKOTON Citt, D. C. N. B.?Country Merchants are requested to give me a call before purchasing elsewhere, oo 2-1 y 44 AN EXCELLENT SHAVE."?This re^ " mark was made by Mr. Jones after trying one of my American Ramapo Razors O&ers have said the same after using my Tally- ho, or a Double Carbonized I XL. There are no tears shed whBe using one of these Razors. . G. FRANOIS, die 31 4M0 Seventa st. BOYS* WINTER CLOTHING. WE HAVE THIS DAY RECEIVED A large addition to our usually extensive assortment of first quality Boys' and Childrens' CLOTHING, which we will offer to our custom ers and the public at unusually low prices. oar stock consists in part of? OVER COATS and TALMAS Fine cloth ROUNDABOUTS and JACKE'lS Fine and common PANTALOONS Silk, Satin, and Merino VESTS W hlte and colored SHIRTS UNDERSHIRTS and DRAWERS CAPS, SUSPENDERS. HOSIERY, Ac .Ac. Making our stock of Boys' and Children's CFoth ':m very large and complete. * 1 WALL A STEPHENS, 322 Pa avenue, bet. fith and tOth street, jag next to Iron Hall. STUART'S CANDIES. JUST RECEIVED, PER EXPRE8S. ONE oase of Stuart's celebrated STEAM CANDY, consisting of Sugar Plums, Vanilla Cream, and other kind*. For sale at Z. M P. RING'S, Vermont avenue, comer URk aad I sU. aovM orncufc. Tasasoit Dkpaktmknt, Dec. 1,1855. Notice la hereby given to holders of stocks of the United State* that this Department will pur chase to the amount of Sl,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 1849, a premium of ten per cent.; for stock of the loans of 184"7 and 1848, a premium of sixteen per cent.; for stock Issued under the act of 1860, commonly called Texas-In demnity stock, a premium of six per cent.; and for stock of the loan of 1840, redeemable on the I2th November, 184?, If received at the Treasury prior to the 1st day of January next, a premium of 2# percent ; If received between the lflt Jan uary and the 3tst of March next, a premium of 2 per cent; and If received after the 31st of March and prior to Mid 1st of June next, a premium of 1# per cent. Interest will also be allowed on said stocks at thereto* 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 seller. Certificates transmitted to this Department un der the present nolice 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) bv the party entitled to receive the purchase money. Payment for these stocks will be made by drafts upon theasslstant treasurers at Boston, New York, or Philadelphia, as the parties entitled to receive the money may direct. JAMBS GUTHRIE, dec 3?dtJunel Secretary of the Treasury. |>ISTOL&.?A NEW ARTICLE, WITH RK I VOLVTNO HAMMERS, just received, and for sale by CAMPBELL ft COYLE, jan 18-5we No 351 Penna. avenue. ALL THE NKW BOOKS PUBLISHED l\ received and for sale, at SHILLINGTON 'S BOOKSTORE. Caxpar, 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 of the Heir of Redcllffe. Travel3, Voyages, and Adventures of Gilbert Go ahead , by Peter Parley Mimic Lire, by Mrs. Ritchie, formerly >lrs. Mo watt Widow Bedott Papers The Hunter's Feast, or Conversation arouud the Camp Fire, by Capt. Maync Reld, author of the Scalp Hunters. Ten Years among the Mall Gags Fanny urey, a history of life in a series of six beautiful figures, the neatest and most delight ful gift for children that we have seen, i Blank Books and Stationery of every descrip tion, at tjue lowest prices, for sale at bhillington'S Stationery and Book Establishment, Odeon Building cor. Pa av. and st. dec 31?tf NOT1CC or POITF3NHIBIIT. WE ARECOMPELLED TO ANNOUNCE to the subscribers to the PRIZE EM BROIDERY RAFFLE, that we shall have lo postpone the drawing for a few days, on account of there being still a number of cnanoes not yet | tak?n. Those persons wishing to subset lbe will oblige uh by giving us their namns early, as we do not wish to delay the drawing any longer than we can help We will state the day for drawing I la a future advertisement. CHGETT. NEWTON, MAY A CO , Jan 14 Cor. Penn avenue and Ninth street. MADAME DEVOS. FROM PARIS AND NEW YORK. Madamedevos' millinery has ar. riv.d, and is now opened for inspection at THE LAKES. No 501 t*n?sylvania avenue, to which ths attention of the ladles of Washing ton, Georgetown, Ac. Is respectfully Invited. Jan 5*4?tf WARNER'S POCKET REVOLVERS^ Small, sure, and effective Also. Allen's and Colt's Revolvers and single barrel Pistols. if. FRANCIS, dec 31? 4W0 Seventh st. S. P. HOOVER, Iran Hall Bset,Shee and Trnnk Establish ment, I HAVE THIS DAY RECEIVED FOR LA dl/n?\ Gents', Misses', and Children's, SNOW OVER SHOES, Gum Boots,] Goaslmer and Sandals. Also, Buckskin \ I lined Shoes, double 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. 9th and 10th sts., Pa. av. Jan 10 NOTICE THE UNDERS1GNEDHAVINGSOLD OUT his stock of Hats, Caps, Furs, Ac., (with a view of engaging in a larger business,) to Mr. B. H. Stlnemetz, would respectfully recommend him to the patronage of the public. I shall remain at the old stand for two week* to settle up my business, and earnestly request all those indebted to me to call and settle, as, after that time all bills remaining unsettled will be placed in the hands of a collector. Jan29?2w JOHN T. EVANS. HI. HOFFA * CO , BEG LEAVE TO NOTIPV THEIR friends and the public that they will re open their Watch Repairing and Jewelry Store in the Star Bulldingv, as soon as the slight damages done to the stoi* by the recent fire, can be repaired; the state of the weether up to this time navlng ren dered it impossible for carpenters to work there. Jan 12?tf rpHE CONTR lCTOR'S BOOK?One large X folio volume, containing large colored work lag drawings of tools and machines, with bills of timber andiron ; also tables and data for cost of earth and other works, by George Cole, Civil En gines PrlcefS. Just published. feb2 FRANCE TAYLOR. CHRISTMAS UIFT ! Robert schwarze has the plea sure of lnformlug the public that he is well prepared for accommodating the public In general with FRESH OYSTERS, put up air-tight, for sending them to their distant friends in the ooun try. He also keeps constantly on hand a fine sup ply of PICKLED and PRESERVED OY8TER8 Please call on R SCHWARZE, corner of 11th and E streets, or leave orders at his establishment corner of 10th street and Potomac river. dMtt-tf UK LA m HATS!-HATS NEW YORK WINTER STYLES OF Beebe, Learv, Genln, with other ffcsh- m_\ lonable Gentlemen s Drees RATS, a full and complete assortment at LANE'S Hat, Cap And Gent's Furn. Store, 424 Pa. avenue. dec 3?tf JOHNSON'S SALOON, Ne. 311 O street, near Thirteenth. HAVING HAD FIVE OR SIX YEARS Ex perience as chief cook for the ^ Messrs. WiUard, the proprietor of this establishment is now prepared ta WJr furnish DINNER PARTIES, SU P-JlHi PhRS,BA wls, and all othtrs who may favor him with tl.elr patronage. He will also furnish

gentlemen and private families with Meals, and gentlemen with Day Board. A<1 kinds of Game of the season constantly on hand; and Soup served dally 8ev<cal furnished Rooms to let: apply as above. Jan sfc?'lm __ CHAFING DISHES, DISH COVERS, Soup Tureens, Soaprtone Griddles, Plate Warmers, Game Roasters, Oyster Boilers, Slaw Cutters, Ac Prices lew. 6. francis, Jan 96 7th street NSW MUSIC received weekly at the Piano Store of JOHN P. ELLUT ??" : BALLS, &c., INSTRUCTION IN OANC1N9. MONS. 4. COCHEU BESS LEAVE TO IN form the citizens of Washington, George town, and vicinity that his secona quarter wll commence on the 98th Instant. Those who an desirous of favoring him with their patronage art Klitely invited to Make early application, tha sy may be prepared to participate In his nex May Festival, on which occaalon he intends In troducing (as an addition to those already Intro duced by him) several new and charaeterlstU dances. P. 8 ? Mons C being free from any engage ment every morning during the season (excep Saturday) offers his services to ladles and gentle men deslro is of receiving private instruction a tkf\r resident*. Orders left at the Music Stores of Mr. Zantzln ger or Mr. Davis will be thankfully attended to. jan 23?1 m A AGENCY OF THK Keystone Insurance Co. or Philadelphia Capital* .$300,000! NNUAL REPORT FOR THE YEA* ending January 1,1S36. Assets of the Company, consisting of Bonds an< Mortgages on unencumbered rtal?? tate $110,WM W Stocks of other Corporations, worth par 25,020 ft Cash on hand.. . 31,boG o< Bills receivable, consisting of Marine notes and short loans #36 943 70 Stock notes Sll,3*> 00 51,339 71 9219,420 01 Whole receipts for premiums du .ng the year ?112,812 0i Paid for losses and expenses during the year 71,133 0' P M MORI A XT Y, President. J. MORRIS THOMPSON, Secretary. Risks changed from other companies to this No charge for policy fee. Enquire at the office o J. E. Kendall, over R. Morrow s Exchange Office first door West of W. B. Todd's hat store oi Pennsylvania avenue. feb 7?3m DAVID MYERLE, Agent_ SENATORS, MEMBERS OF CONGRESS STRANGERS, AND CITIZENS OF WASHINGTON, Are hereby Notified that #nr GREAT SALE OF BOOKS, AND GIVING A SPLENDID P R E S E N 1 To each purchaser, will continue until SATURDAY, Feb. 16th, AND POSITIVELY NO LONGER! WE PROPOSE TO SELL A LARGE stocl of Standard and Miscellaneous Literatim within that time, and give to the purchasers mor< than half of the amount of money Invested in th< shape of Elegaut Presents, varying In value frou 25 cents to SluO. Our stock consists in part of Encyclopedia Americana, 14 volumes Jefferson's Works (cloth A half calf) 9 volumes Webster's Works (Library) 6 do Irvlng's Works (library and cloth) 15 do Baucioft's History U. S., 6 do National Encyclopedia. 6 do English do Knights, 1 do Shakspeare In 1,4, or 8 do Waveriy Novels, 27 do Bume4"Philosophical Works, 4 do H nines' History of England, 6 do Macaulay's do do 4 do De Qulncy's Works, 18 do Hon. Levi Woodbury's Works, 3 do Chambers' information for the People, 2 do Clark's Commentaries, 4 do Statesman's Manual, complete, 3 do Dr. Ures' Dictionary, 2 do Thos Dick's Works. 2 or t do British Essayist, 9 do Also, Rose Clara, Widow Bedott Papers Crotchets and Quavers, Phosnixlana, Ac. All of which are offered for sale by the Wash* lngtoii Book Company. frr*See Red Flsg and Gift Book Store, undei Dexter's Hotel. feb 5-tf IN ORDKR TO REDUCE OUR STOCK PREVIOUS TO RECEIVING OUR EX ten-ive Spring supplies, we shall commence to-day and continue until the 15th instant to sell o?r at ccst, for cash only, the following articles: All fancy plaid, brocade, and stripe Dress Silks Rich printed all-wool French Moussellne Pelainee Handsome plain anl plain Merinos and Coberg Cloths A large stock Cloak and Dre? Trimming* and Ribands A good assortment long and square Brocha, Stella, aid plaid Cloth Shawls 25 ladies'' rich Velvet, Moire Antique, Silk, ard Cloth Cloaks, all of the newest styles, aad must be sold t? close a consignment. We hart also just optntd: A general assortment of fine aud medium quality Shir'lng Cottons, all of the best cla?s Richadrson and Barklle's Shirting Linens, war ranted pure flax, ranging from 37)( cts., to f 1 per yard 100 pieces small figured light colors English Cal tcoes, at 12 cents 100 pieces assorted plaid Cambrics and Muslins, very cheap 16 doxen fine stitched Linen Shirt Bo>oms 10 pieces more of those rich lustre plain black Silks Flue B imbaslns, Alpacas, and English rrapes 25dozen ladies' best Kid Gloves Silks and Cotton Hosiery All will be soli at fair low prices, and all goods warranted as represented.. Purchasers are particularly Invited to call and examine for themselves before making their pur chases e sew he e. COLLEY A SEARS, No. ?2t7thst , adjoining Dexter's Hotel. leb 4?ecftw ? ALUNAT1C TRUEMAN DE MOTT, A Lunatic, with sandy hair and florid complex ion, escaped from his Dome and friends in the town of Ellery, N. Y., some time since, and. it is thought, will endeavor to make his way to \\ ash ingU n His relatives are most anxious to obtain lnnvmation where 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 THE NEW BLUE BOOK, or Government Register IftM, just issued, giving the names, salaries, locations, Ac , of all postmasters aad oth er public officers and agents, civil, military, and naval, in the service of the United States; with the names, forces, and condition of all ships and vessels belonging to the United States, anu when and where built; and the names and compensa tion of all printers in any way employed by Con gress, or any department or officer of the Govern ment. 1 octavo volume, price 83 50. Can he sent by mail to any part of the United Slates. For sale in Washington by TAYLOR A MAURY, feb 5 Booksellers, near 9th <t. CEilBllllS, "Ml?. BUY AND SELL FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC EXCHANGE; FURNISH DRAFTS On all Parts of United State# and Enrope; COLLECT DRAFTS 0a all parts of United States and Europe; DRAW BILLS ON IRELAND FOR XI OR UPWARDS; BUY AND BELL BONDS, STOCKS, A OTHER SECURITIES} NEGOTIATE TIME PAPER. Investment paying 10 V and aver, far sale. land warrants'. We are at all times Purchasing, and have for Sale. LAND WAR RANTS of all denominations Land Warranto located In Iowa, Wisconsin, or Minnesota. CHUBB BROTHERS, jan 23-tf Bankers, opposite the Treasury. LOCKS, WATlltE? AND JEWELRY. GOLD W ATCHES from 923 to SIM SILVER WATCHES from Sa to *35 CLOCKS from SI 26 to ?15 Watches and Jewelry at wholesale and retail, at J. ROBINSON'S, 349 Pa. avenue, opposite Browns' Hotel. N, B .?Cash advances on Watches to be sold at Auction. J"*-11* NEW JEWELRY STORE. raANIEL HIRSCH,LATE OF PARIS, HAS 1/ opened a new store of F reach FANCY GOODS and < JEWELRY, on Louisiana avenue, opposite Centra Mar ket, (the store formerly oeeupled by Mr. Willlan.) to which the atleattoaof the eluaeaa Is called. He keeps on hand BREASTPINS, EARRINGS} WATCHES, BRACELETS. RINGS, CHAINS and a aeneval assortment of JEWELRY. EVENING STAR. THE OLD CLOCK. Two Yankee wags, on* iammr day, Stepped at a tavern en their war. Sapped, frolicked late retired to rest, And woke to breakfast ea the beet. The breakfast over, Ton and Will Sent for the landlord and tke bill: Will looked It over, "Very right? ?ut hol<l' wh4t Pondera meet my light! torn ' the surprise la quite a shock ! "? ? What wonder? where'"?'- The dock! the clock"' Tom and the landlord in amaze I Stared A the clock in stupid gate, I And for a moment neither ipoke; I At latt the landlord silence broke ? "You mean the clock that's ticking there ' I I see no wonder I declare; Though, maybe, if the truth were told, I 'Tis rather ugly?somewhat eld ; Yet time it keeps to half a minute: But. if yon please, what wonder's In it"' "Tom,don't you roco'lect," said Will, "The clock ai Jcrney, Bear the mill, The very Image of this present I With which 1 won the wager pleasant Will ended with a knowing wink Tom scratched his head and tried to think. I "Sir. begging pardon or enquiring." I IT??v1*n*lord sald' wlth K71" edmlnng, I "\\ hat wager waa it?" I "Yon remember I It happened, Tom, in last December, I In sport I bet a Jersey Blue That it was more than he could do, I To make hU finger go and come In keeping with the pendulum, Repeating, till one hour should close, I Still, lHere she goes, ani there she got a'? I He lost the bet in half a minute " I " Well, If I would, the deuce is in It!" Exclaimed the landlord: 4 - try me yet And hftv dollars be the bet." I "Agreed, but we will play some trick I To make you of your bargain aiek !" I "I'in up to that!" J "Don't make us wait, | Begin The clock is st iking eight." He ser.t* himself, and left and right His f uger wags with all it* might, I And hoarse his voice, and hoarser grows, I W?ih?"Her* the goes, and there the goes." I * Hold !" said the Yankee, "plank the ready 1 he landlord wagged his Anger steady, I V, hiic his left hand, aa drall aa able, I Conveyed a puree upon the table. I " Tom, with the money let's be off!"? I This made the landlord only scoff; I He heard them running down the stair, But was not temp' d from his chair: I Thought he. 44The fools ! I'll bite them yet! I So poor a trick shan't win the bet '' I And loud and loud the chorue rose I H' " Htvt gott?ar.d there the goes I While right and left his linger swung, I in ke ping to his clock and tongue. I His mother hi ppened in, to see Her daughter; *4 where is Mrt. B 1 I When will ?he come, as you auppo>e * Son!" ' ^ | " Here the goes?and there the goet " Here??where"'?the lady in surprise His linger fbllowed with hereyee; ? Son, why that steady gaxe and sad ? I Those words?that motion?are you m,i| ? But here's your wife?perhaps she know* And"? " Here she goes- and there she goes!" His wife surveyed klm with alarm, And rushed to nim and seized his arm ; He shook her off, and to and fro H is lingers persevered to go, While cur'ed kfs very noee with ire, rhal she against him should eonspire. And with mere furious tone aroee The " Here she goes?and there she goes 'Lawks" streamed the wife, "I 'm inawhM! Run down and bring the little girl ; She Is his darling, and who knows But"? " Here she go s?and there she goet '* Lawks ! he Is mad * what made him thus * ' Good Lord ! what will become of us ? [ Run for a doctor?run?run?run For Do-tor Brown -nd Doctor Dun, And Doctor Black, and Doctor White, And Doctor Grey, with all your might." The doctors come, acd looked and wondered And shook their heads, a. d paused and pondered, Till one proponed he should he bled. " No leeched you mean"?the other tald? " Clap on a blister,'' roared another, " No?eup him"?"No?trepan him, brother A sixth would recommend a purge, The next would an eme ic rge. The eighth, just com# from a dissection. His vardict gave for an injection; The last produced a box ofpUls, A certain cure for earthly ills, " I had a patient yesternight," Quoth he, 44and wretched was her plight, And as the only means to save her, Three dozen patent pills I fcave her, And by to*morrow I suppose Tkat"? " Here she goes?nni there she goet " " You are all fools," the lady said, " The way is, just te shave his bead. Run, bid the barber come anon"? '? Thanks, mother," thought her clew son : " Yen help the knaves that would have bit me But all creation shan't outwit me!" Thus to himself, while to and fro His linger perseveres to go. And from hi* lip no accent Hows But ?? Here she goes?and there she goes." Tbe barber came?*4 Lord bless me ! what A queerish customer I've got! But we must do our best to save him? So hold hlmtgemman, while 1 shave him But here the doctors Interpose? '' A woman never" " There she goes " A woman is no judge of phyelc, Not even when her baby is sick, He must be bled"?" No, no?a blister"? 44 A purge you mean"?44 I nay a clyster"? "No?cop him?'' "Leech him?" "Fills' pills !" And all the house the uproar Alls. Ohat means that smile! what means that shiverr The landlord's limbs with rapture quiver, And triumph brightens up his face? His linger yet shall win the reoe ! The clock is on the stroke of nine? A nd up he starts '''Tis mine: 'tis mine!" " What do you mean !" " I mean the fifty ! I nevar spen t an honr so thrifty; But you, who tried to make me lose, Go, buret with envy if you ehoose ' But how la rhis ? where are they ?" " Who?" The gentlemen?1 mean the two, Came yesterday?are they below?" " They galloped off an hour ago " ' Oh. purge me ' blister ' shave and bleed ! r or, hang the knaves, I'm mad Indeed:" In the Wrong Box. During a recent session of the Massachusetts legislature, as Deacon A. waa returning home to sapper, he waa met in the street by a mem ber of tbe house, from "down along shore," who requested to be directed to the theatre. ThaDeaeon, who reoogniaed an old acquain* tanoe in the queationer, said : "Come to mv house and aup> and afterwards you can go with mu.C After supper, the Deaoon took hia guest along with him to the Kev. Dr. B '? church. As they were ascending the alape, the member whispered to hia guide tkat he thought he should get a gallery ticket. "No," said the Deacon, "ooine with me, and sit in my box," and in they went. In service time, the mem ber appeared evideutly disconcerted. He looked at the -minister?and at hia friend then round the house, and at the minister again, theu rolled hia tobacco from one aide of hia mouth to the other?but said nothing. At lengththe services were concluded, and aathej were retiring, the Deaoon asked hia oompanion how tie likeu the performance ??' "Why," answered the member at the same time dis charging a flood of tobaoco juice which had been accumulating in hia mouth during ser vice-time, upon the elegant broad aiateoarvet, "Why, the play waa good enough, but you had the d ? t atckwaraest actor I ovtr taw ! This member waa, probably, a relative of the New York representative, who wanted the THE WEEKLY 8TaIl cr Cawm, nrraniaatT w aavanen in* mntlecopim(la wrappers) eaa topreee ? at the mam. tmaaiilnaiy after tha Ian* 4 m paper. Price?Tubs Cnrva. PoitmaTiu whoact aa agent* will be iBiai a oommiaaion of t vau^r par oaat. I Constitution to run thrcufb bta fArm, and alao I of that man bar of the Michigan legislature I vbo, in hie day, was the unfailing source ol I half tba fun at the Capital. Upaa oaeoaaaatoo I wbila aoiaa resolutions vara under diasusaion, I wbicb involved an endorsement of tha aafefcoa I of tba Michigan delegation in Cangros upon I the Tariff question, tnia gentleman a prang to I hia faat and exelaiaaad : " Mr. Praaidaat' I do not care a oarae I about thia plaguy Tariff, bat I mm afraid that I the Whig* wi\l gat a branch of tha d?4 II tbing in thia State'" Thi* tame gentleman waa at another time I made the victim of tbe aareaam and irony of I ? political oppoaaat, who, in a long and per I aonal apeech agamit him, in the Seaate Cham I bar, accused hm. amont other things, of hav I ing "stolen the livery of heaven to serve tbe I devil in." Oar friend roee u> reply, violently I agitated and trembling with indignation. He I Mud t M Mr Preaident! Thia ia the firat time in ail 1 toy life that I hare been aocaaed of stealing! I My opponent aay? I hare atolea the Library 1 of Heaven 1 Mr Preaident, in the moetsalMaa I manner, allow me to asaure von. that I did I not know that there waa auch a booh in print." He waa originally from New Jereey, and waa I very fond of glorifying that State. Upon I these occasions, be alwaya commence as fol I Iowa : I "Mr Prerdent, the great State of New I Jersey, whieh state I had the honor to loave,'* I etc. Thaae are all pretty hard to beat, bnt there I ia a reoorded reminiscence of Hooaierdom. I which, we think, will hold ita own with tha I cases cited It ia part of apeech once deliver I ?d by a candidate for the offioe of County I Olerk in Indiana. The orator waa one of thoee I lank, shambling men that are almoat always I found in fever and ague csuntries. and was I dreaaed in a complete auit of linen, which waa I at once too large and too a mall for him. Ha I waa troubled at the time with a bad cold in I hia head, and blew hia nnaa ovary few moment* I with bis finger*, wiping them after each opera* I tion upon the seat of hia pantaloona. which by I frequent repetitiona of the proceas, had grown I quite aleek and gloaay He began : I " Feller citiaena! 1 wa* bora irr glorious old I Knox, but was fctcb up in Sullivaa. and had it I not been for tbe goodness of Providence and I some other gentlemen, I would have been as I darned a fool u any of you Bat 1 have larned 1 a fust rate edieation. and will make M good a ] clerk, if elected, an Squire Law would be. I I hold in my handa an Ameiican half-eagle I Upon one side are inacribed the Goddeaa of I Liberty, with her oap upon a bean pole; upon I tho other is an eagle, bearing in hia mouth a I motter. E Pluribus Unum. signifying a plu I rnJity of unioorna. and if you will atep over to I Phil H*y?e'a grocery, we will apend it for I liquor!" He waa not elected. BrRDK*-BEinEus ?Some years since, a ,gentleman was invited by a friend to maka a apeech at the anniversary of one of our great benevolent rocieties. When the time arrived, the speaker looked around the platform fur the face of his friend, whom ha had regarded as the lender in tha enterpriaa ; but be was no where to be seen. During tbe exerciae, hear ever, he caat his eyes up to the multitude whieh thronged the gallery of the largest building in the great city, and there, in an otoacure corner, aat hia noble friend When tbe meeting waa over, the hidden a ad came forth with joy in his faee, thanking one and another for their offorta. and expreaaing great pleaaura in the prosperity exhibited by tba report and attendance " But," asked the speaker already alluded to, " I thought you were the Preaident of thia Society 7*' ,;0h. no! lam not,'* replied the aaodest man. " Then you are one of the Vioe-Presidents, surely," returned tbe gentleman " No, I am not." " Are you the Secretary then or the Treu urn*" " No, neither of these " " Then what are you ? What offios do you fiB in the Board ' " None, sir . I have no office, and never had, unle?*. if you ohooee, you may call me tbe pack-horse of the enterprise'" That wv just the worthy man's office?the pack horse or burden-bearer Now this eccentric but f^dlv man waa one of a very valuable elasa of laborers in Q"d> workon earth. Hia whole aoul was absorbed incising the work which hia Father had given him'to do He cared not what poet he tiled ; he never aought and oould rarely be induced to accept an office ; but that part of the work which waa too humble for any one elae to per form, be conaidered, and aaaumed aa eapeei hia. Now the cause of God on earth requires laborers of many grades and names?prophets, apostle*, writers, exhorters, and last, but by no means least?gi vers. In all ages of tbe Church, God haa had be aidea his mora public aervauts, a strong relay of these bidden onea, the burden-bearers of bis Srecioua cauae ; and wherever, in our own ay, we see any enterpriae for the good of man and the glorv of God advancing prosper oualy, we may be sure that be has appointed there a band of burden-bearers, although they may be at timea so far under the load as to be out of right.?Macedonian. QT A woman advertising for a huaband wanta him to be not only " strictly religious." but of good character/' |y Why ia a conscientioua baker liks a shin without ballast ? Because being abort of weight, he gives a roll over. py What kind of fever has a man who is going to i<ay hia creditors who live at a dis tance! The billions remittent ry A statistician, in a late statement, says that a,frigate'a crew, after tae aea-aickness. increases at the rate of four tona a day. (TjT WW?. according to Shakapeare, was the greatest chicken butcher * Claudius, "who did murder most iy A negro baa been arreated In New Or leans for playing on a fiddle en Sunday, there by viol ating the Sabbath. On tha subject of food, the Chin? have but one prejudice, and that is against mtU, which they aever toueh f*y A country editor thinks that Columbus is not entitled to mueh credit for discovering America, as the country is so large he ootid not well hare missed it. iy 'Johnny does you lovs me?" "Well Susy I does.'' "How do you know that you love me?" - Rase Susy, whenever I looks at you, my heaxt jumps up and knocks again my atumick so hard that I don't have any appe tite for a week afterwards " jy* - Sonny, don't your father wish to sub aenbe for a periodioal ?" " No. air. be takes or a already. "Whatiait?" "Webater a Al manac lie put hia name down last week " Should'nt wonder if that family tulded to the intellectual resources of the republic. From nature man derived evenrtbinf. The spider taught him weaving ; the fish fur nished the idea of a boat: the swan the plead ing model of the sail; the palm led to the erection of a pillar; the akin of the brutes gave ua the idea of dresa ; and tbe cocoanut led to the beer jug. Tbe tax on wood alone appeara t? be purely a human invention. |y Boys are very superficial in their feel* ings. Master Smith called on Mr. Jayooeks. " Happy New Year, Mr. Jayeocka." " Thank you my eon,tbe same to yourself." " Where's your cakes?" *? Havn't got any." "Goto h?1, you old hog?jus} what 1 expected " Here Master Smith slammed the door, and descended to the side-walk. Tha next parson he called upon was old Caraway, the baker. Whether he farad any better there, wall b* known whan the next mail cornea in