Newspaper of Evening Star, February 15, 1856, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated February 15, 1856 Page 1
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THE EVENING STAB, rUILtlHKB EVERT AFTERNOOH, (EXCEPT SUNDAY,) 41 <44 Star Buildings. tomtr ?/ Ptm ?mm m4 EUvntk strut, ?y W. 0. WALLACH, If 111 be terrtxi to aubocrlbera by carrlera at SIX AND A ItUAKTEK CENTS, payable weekly lo the Amenta; papera aerred In packagea at 57% eenta per mouth. To mall robacrlbera the aub acrlptioa price la THREEDOLLARS AND FIF TY CENTS a year tmmdvmmes, TWO DOLLARS for alv months, and ONE DOLLAR for three Montha; for leaa than three month* at the rate of lljf eenta a week. 1CT SINGLE COPIES ONE CENT. VOL. VII. WASHINGTON, D. C.. FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 15, 1856. NO. 942. CHAUNCEY WARRINBR, WATCHMAKER. AITD JEWELER. AND DEALER IN FINE WATCHES JEW ELRV and SILVERWARE, wouldrespect rully solicit the attention of those who desire a geod article, to his choice variety of Loudon, Ge nera and Copenhagen WATCHES,selectedwlth the view of time-keep! ag and dnmble qualities, for which a suitable guarantee will be furnished those who purchase GOLD SEALS, FOB and VEST CHAINS, FINE JEWELRY, SILVER SPOONS, GOB LETS, CUPS, FORKS, Ac , for sale at N. York prioea. The Chronometer, Duplex, Lever, Cylinder, Repeating, Musical and other WATCHES re AUo. JEWELRY. Ac No 779 Pa. avenue, between 6th and 7th streets, Brown's Hotel Building, sign of the GOLDEN WATCH, Jan 96?3m Washington, D. C. GOOD INVESTMENT. WE HAVE FOR SALE THE FOLLOW Ing Bonds and other Securities, wiilch will yield the bolder ten to twelve per cent, on the In vostaaent, viz: Orange and Alexandria Rail Bonds Virginia and Tennessee do Illinois Internal Imp't Bonds of 1047. The above securities are unquestionably safe. SWEENY, r1ttenhouse, FANT A CO., JanU-lm Bankers, 352 Pa avenue. H. SEMKEN, Jeweler, 390 ?ism. ??????. bttw??n 9:4 and 10(4 Uriili, HAS RECEIVED AND OPENED THIS DAY a magnificent assortment of fine and rich Imported JEWELRY, such as Flor entine aud Roman Mosaics, Italian Lavas and Corals, Garnets. Cameos, and a vari-4 etv of richly chased Gold Jewelry or any descrlp tlon, the very latent styles Also, a new lot of fine London and Geneva WATCHES, war ran tad timekeepers FOR CHRISTMAS PRESENTS. A splendid assortment of fine Silverware. Pitch en, Castors, Creams, Goblets, Cups. Forks and A Napkin Rings, etc., etc. SILVER PLATED WARE, ON albata. Castors, Baskets, Butterboats, Urne, Forks and Spoons. FANCY ARTICLES. French Clocks, Dresden China Ornaments, In variety, Card Cases, Portmoanalea, Cigar Cases. And also a large assortment of SPECTACLE8 In Gold, Silver and Steel Frames, to suit every eve and age; Eye Glasses, Congress Speos. and Opera Glasses. \l~T We take pleasure In showing our goods to all, whether purchasers or not. All our go.<ds are warranted as represented, and will be sold at the lowest possible price. Jewelry and Silverware made to order: Diamonds remounted; Gold Pens repolnted, ana Engraving on Stone executed at short notice. Chronometers and all kinds of fine Watches and Musical Boxes put In perfect order at short notice. H SEMKEN, Jeweier, 330 Pa. avenue, between 9th and lOtfc sts. ?a l?tf MARKIAOE HUIDK. DB- YOUNG'S POCKET .ESCULAPIUS; Or, Every Ose hlsewn Physician: Being observations on marriage Medically and Philosophically ccnsldered, as MANHOOD'S EARLY DECLINE, with dl rectioas for Its perfect cure. Being a Coafldentlal Silent Friend aad Private Adviser; followed by Observations on the Treatment of Veaereal Dis eases, Gonnorrbma, 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 *3 cents. For sale by the Agent, ALEX. ADAMSON, on Seventh st , opposite Post OOce. dec II?3m* CLOTHING MADE TO ORDER. mJTEMBERS OF CONGRESS, CITIZENS ivl 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 Vent ing*, ail of which has been selected with an espe cial view to the wants of our customers, which wewlUmaketo measure In a manner inferior to none, at much cheaper rates than the usual city prlCM \vall A STEPHENS, pa avenue, between 9th and loth streets. Also, 394 Pa. avenue, 3d door east of the Nagonal Hotei jan "?\? LL 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 Lvnwood, a new Juvenile book, by the author of the Heir of Redcliffe Travels, Voyages, and Adventures of Gilbert Go ahead, bv Peter Parley Mimic Life, by Mrs. Ritchie,formerly Mrs. Mo watt Widow Bed->tt Papers The Hunter's Feast, or Conversation around the Camp Fire, by Oapt. Mayne Reld. author of the Scalp Hunter*. Tea Year* among the Mail Bags Fanny Grey, a history of life In a series of six beautiful figures, the neatest and most delight ful xlft for children that we have seen. Blank Books and Stationery of every descrip tion. at the lowest prices, for sale at SHILLINGTON'S Stationery aad Bock Establishment, Odeon Building cor. Pa av. and 4Jf st. dec 31?tf BOYS* WINTER. CLOTHING WE HAVE THIS DAY RECEIVED A large addition to our usually extensive assortment of first quality Boys' aad Children*' CLOTHING, which we will offer to our custom ers aad the public at unusually low prices. Our stock consists In pan of? OVER COATS aad TALMAS Fine cloth ROUN DABOUTS and JACKETS Fine aad common PANTALOONS Silk, Satin, and Merino VESTS W kite and colored 8HIRTS UNDERSHIRTS and DRAWERS CAPS. SUSPENDERS, HOSIERY, Ac., Ae. Making our stock of Boys' and Children's Clothing very large and complete ^ WALL A STEPHENS, ?**?) fa. avenue, bet. Vtb and IOth street, jan ig J*ext 10 Iron Hall. 44 4 ?| CXCKLIiENT SHAVE."?This re A. 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 oae oi these Razors * G FRANCIS. 31 41W Seventh st. A U1FT bookstore: A GENERAL SELECTION OF STANDARD Gift and Miscellaneous BOOKS AND stationery for sale at J7*l HILBLS S MUSIC DEPOT.cor-< ocx of Pa avenue and Uth street < GREAT INDUCEMENT. EVERY PURCHASER RECEIVES A GIFT. Each article Is sold at the usual retail price, and. for every dollar's purchase a sealed envelope Is drawn by the buyer, containing tbe name of some ?lft, which Is presented on the spot. Among the Gifts are Gold Watches, Jewelry, Music, Fancy and Toilet Articles, Ac HILBUS MUSIC DEPOT, doe 8?tr Corner Pa av and 11th st ( MADAME DKVOf. FROM PARIS AND HEW YORK.. Madame devos> millinery has ar rived, and Is now opened for Inspection at THE LAKES, So SOI Ftmmsflvamta avenue. to which the attention of the ladies of Washing*) ton, Georgetown, Ac. Is respectfully Invited. Jan 94?tf WARNKR'S POCKET RKVOLVEM~ Small, sure, and effective Also. Allen's and Colt's Revolvers and single barrel Pistols. G FRANCIS, doc 31? 490 Seventh st. Bibles and prayer boors, in rich Morocco, and plain binding Childreos Books, the most extensive assort as ant to be found la the District Miss Bunklev's Escaped Novlee, prloe 91 Harper's Magazine for Jaanary Also, a large assartaaent of Ivory and pearl ladle PEN KN1 V ES. PISTO L8 of all kinds For sale by E. K. LUNDY, doc fil?tr No. WB Bridge at,. Georgetow (vh A ff I N O DilHU, JftlSM COTIRg, J Soup Taraaas, Soapstone Griddles, Plate Warmers, Game Roasters, Oyster Boilers, Slaw Cutters, Ac. Prices low. G FRANCIS, Jan 96 |7th street. u IN ORDER TO REDUCE OUR STOCK PREVIOUS TO RECEIVING OUR EX tenplve Spring supplies, we shall commence to-day and continue until the 15th Instant to ssll of* at cost , for cash only, the following articles: Ail fancy plaid, brocade, and stripe Dress Silks Rich printed all-wool French Moussellne Delaines Handsome plain ani plain Merino* and Coberg Cloths B ^ *aIKe Rtoc* Cloak and Dress Trimmings and Ribands 6 A good assortment long and square Brocha, Stella, and plaid Cloth Shawls 95 ladles' rich Velvet, Moire Antique, Silk, and Cloth Cloaks, all of the newest styles, and must be sold to close a consignment. Wt kmve also jutt epentd: A general assortment of fine and medium quality Shirting Cottons, all of the best class Rlchadraon and Barklle's Shirting Linens, war ranted pure flax, ranging from 37)$ eta., to SI per yard 100 pieces small figured light colors English Cal icoes, at 1*J){ cents 100 pieces assorted plaid Cambric* and Muslins, ?ery cheap 15 dozen fine stitched Linen Shirt Bosoms 10 pieces more of those rich lustre plain black Silks Fine Bombesins, Alpacas, and English Cmpes 25 dozen ladles' best Kid Gloves Silks and Cotton Hosiery. All will be sold at fair low prices, and all gfods warranted as represented. Purchasers are particularly Invited to call and examine for themselves before making their pur chases e!sewhe e. COLLEY A SEARS, No. 523 7th st , adjoining Dexter's Hotel, feb 4?ec*2w THE NEW BLUE BOOK, or Government Register 1954, jnst Issued, giving the names, salaries, locations, Ac., of all postmasters and 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, ana when and where built; and the names and compensa tion of all printers in any way employed by Con gress, or any department or oBoer of the Govern ment. 1 octavo volume, price S3 50. Can be sent by mall to any part of the United Siates. For sale in Washington by TAYLOR A MAURY, feb 5 Booksellers, near 9th st. CLOCKS, WATCHES AND JEWELRY. GOLD WATCHES from #23 to S150 SILVER WATCHES from S3 to *35 CLOCKS from SI ?5 to S15 Watches and Jewelry at wholesale and retail, at J. ROBINSON'S, 310 Pa. avenue, opposite Browns' Hotel. N, B.?Cash advances on Watches to be sold at Auction. jan 26? l m THE CONTRACTOR'S BOOK.?One large folio volume, containing large colored work lng drawing;* of tools and machines, with bills of timber and iron ; also tables and data for cost of earth and other works, by George Cole, Civil En glner Price S5. Just published. feb8 FRANCK TAYLOR. HATS!?HATS! \TEW YORK WINTER STYLES OF lv Beebe, Learv, Genln, with other fash ionable Gentlemen's Dress HATS, a full and complete assortment at LANE'S Hat, Cap And Seat's Furn. Store, 4^1 Pa. av?iue. dec 3?tf EPERGNES AND PLATEAU. Large Plated Waiters, 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?1m OUTTA PKKCHA TEETH. The undersigned have been in the habit of sending our patrons to Dr. Cosby for Dental operations ftr 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. G? . P. Ho'dtatk. M D. B w TuwIm, M D. A. V. P*yu?. M. D, DOS John V. Mtllw, M. U. Br7?ut, M D O K. ChamtMuiln, M. D., DD8. 0. H. HnrrU, M D. Stmael P. Brown. * D. Wjth* Munley, U. D B. M Praoeiaeo, U. D. Office over Ford A Bro's, No. 280. sorner of 11th street and Pa avenue. no?8m# GUTTA PERCHA TEETH. DR. O 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 cleat.llness. Dr. M. Is determined to keep pace with every improvement in Dentistry, and will strive to please and profit his patrons. bbvbbbrcb: Rev Dr. Gnrley, Hon R H 0111ft, Dr Binney, Hon. S 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 MORE NEW OOODS JOHN H SMOOT, NO. 119 SOUTH SIDE Bridge street, Bear High, Georgetown. D. C . has received an additional supply of Fall and Winter GOODS, making his assortment very complete In his stock will be found a first rate assort ment of? Ladles' Dress Goods Black Moire Antique Sllka Moire Anllaue Cloak and Dress Trimmings Rich striped and Moire Antique Sash ana Bonnet Ribbons Swiss and Cambric Bands, Collar* and Sleeves Black and col d Cloths, for Cloaks Stella, Brocha and Bay State Shawls With a good assortment of the best makes Flan nels, Blankets, and Dry Goods generally. My ?tock being duBirable and cheap purchasers will find it to their advantage to call beforegettlng fully supplied. J. H. SMOOT. Bov 13-tf COFFIN WAREROOftl, fee. J WILLIAM PLANT * CO., VNDERVA ? KERB?residence4lb Seventh street, between G and H streets iBtenm-nts procured in any ground ?r cemetery Cofina, Caps, Shrouds. Carriages. Hearse, and every article for Interment* of the beet quality furnished at short notloe, on the most reasonable terms, and at all hours of the ?ht. Having the exclusive right of Crump's ent Corpae Preserver, we guarantee to keep the tead for any leagth of Ubm. jy ll?Iy DAQUERREO TYPING BY A LADY. MRS A. C. REDMOND HAVING ADDBD to her new rooms a beautiful Skylight, and engaged an Assistant Operator, (one of the best In the District,) she Intends not to have her Pictures excelled, if equalled, In the United States PIC TURES pu up In Embossed Cases for Fifty ???!*, such as are usually sold elsewhere for one dollar. Particular attention paid to Copying Deguerre otypes, Oil Paintings, Ac , Ac. Mr*. R. solicits the patronage of the Ladles par ticularly. , HT" Rooms?401 Seventh street, west side, be tween Band I. Jan ll-tf JONAS P. LEVY, IMFOXTBB AND SBALBE IN W1HBS, LIQUORS, CIGARS, AMD VIHX GROCERIES, General Commission ft Forwardimr Merchant INSURANCE AND BILL BROKER, No 474 Pa av., two doors below U. 8. Hotel, WtSSIMTOR ClTT. D. O. N. B.?Country Merchant* are requested to give me a call before purchasing elsewhere. ocfi-ly ' STUART'S CANDIES. IUST RECEIVED, PER EXPRESS, ONE J case of Stuart'* celebrated STEAM CkftDj. consisting of Sugar Plum*, Vanflla Cream, sn<r other kind* F? sale at Z. M. P. KING'S. JM Vermont avenue, corner 15th and I sts. OFFICIAL. T*ka?cbt Dbpaktmknt, Dec. 1,1866. Notice is hereby given to holders of stocks of the United Slate* that this Department will pur chase to the amount of SI,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 1847 and 1848, a premium of sixteen per cent.; for stock issued under the act of 1850, commonly called T eras-In demnity stock, a premium of si* per cen*.; and for stock of the loan of 1846, redeemable on the I4th November, 1846, If received at the Treasury prior to the 1st day of January next, a premium of 1% per cant.; if received between the 1st Jan uary and the 31 st of March next, a premium of 2 per cent; and If pcelved after the list of March and prior to said 1st of June next, a premium of 1# per cent. interest will also be allowed on said stocks at the rates specified In the certificates, from the 1st July last, if assigned with the principal of the certificates received prior to the 1st of January next. After that date the interest will be allowed 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 notice should be duly assigned to the United State* (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 drafts upon theassistant treasurers at Boston, New York, or Philadelphia, as the parties entitled to receive the money may direct. . _ . JAMES GUTHRIE, 3?dtJnnel Secretary of the Treasury. SENATORS, MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, STRANGERS, AND CITIZEN8 OF WASHINGTON, Are hereby Notified that ear GREAT SALE OF BOOKS, AND GIVING A SPLENDID PRESENT To each purchaser, will continue until SATURDAY, Feb. I6th, AND POSITIVELY NO LONGER! WE PROPOSE TO SELL A LARGE stock of Standard and Miscellaneous Literature within that time, and give to the purchasers more than half of the amount of money Invested in the shape of Elegant Presents, varying in value from 25 cents to SuiO. Our stock consists in part of Encyclopedia Americana, 14 volumes Jefferson's Works (cloth A half calf) 9 volumes Webster's Works (Library) (J do Irvlng's Works (library and cloth) 15 do Bancroft's History U. Is., 6 do National Encyclopedia. 6 do English do Knights, 4 do Shnkspeare in 1, 4, or 8 do Waverlv Novels, 27 do Humes^Pbllosophical Works, 4 do Humes' History of England, 6 do Macaulay's do do 4 do De Quincy's Works, 18 do Hon Levi Woodbury's Works, 3 do Chambers' Information for the People, 1 do Clark's Commentaries, 4 do Statesman's Manual, complete, "J do Dr. Ures'Dictionary, 2 do Thos Dick's Works, 2 or 5 do British Essayist, 8 do Also, Rose Clark, Widow Bedott Paper* ? Crotchets and Quavers, Phanixiana, Ac. All of which are offered for sale by the W ash Ineton Book Company. Itr See Red Flag and Gift Book Store, under Dexter's Hotel. 5_tf NEW yokk hats. I WISH ALL GENTLEMEN WHO ARE IN want of Hats to bear in mind that the plan whirh 1 adopted sii 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 or cash, and are not charged twenty-five per cent extra profit to oflVt bad debts. ?.f5?V?ry and most fashionable DRESS e<lual to *oy usually sold at S5, and the best S3 Hat south of New York; and a llrlt i?.1,*' d,,rablei and fashionable Hat, 82 50. ^ ^l"?PP?Y 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 very best and most fashionable French calf ski a sewed BOOTS, warranted French calf, or no sale, which I offer for the un precedented low price of S3 62*. I have shown them to competent judges, who pronounce them to be the best Boots for the price In the United States. I also have a splendid sewed GAITER BOOT, made of the very best French calf skin patent leather, all of the latest style, for S3 50. Competition is out of the question All I ask la foi^entleinen to come and see for themselves Terms positively cash. dec 6?eo3m ?7 P HOOVER, Irea Hall Beat, Shoe and Trnnk Establish. 1 Heat, HAVE THIS DAY RECEIVED FOR LA. Gents', Misses', and Children's?^. SNOW OVER SHOES, Gum Boots,] Gosslmer and Sandals Also, Buckskin nned shoes, double sole and water-proof Boots, all of which I will sell low for cash All in want please call and examine for your "elve"- , S P. HOOVE*, . Iron Hall, bet. Vth a*d loth sts., Pa. av. J an 10 THI R ? Y A L CALENDAR FOr7m?, ? being the "Blue Book'- for England, Ireland ?V.an^' a lhe Coloniesj giving full lists of all public functionaries. This day received from I FRANCE TAYLOR. reb 7 f DRITISH ARMY LIST FOR l?6t, British Navy List do ; British Almanac and Companion do British Almanac of Science and Art do dL'm'v and Militia Almanac do wffiK wZ" K"e"d" (Red Uook| 1? ' Almanac de Gotha do 1 _ FRANCK TAYLOR. D1^11!0 .A!,D MATHIMATItAL IN 2? i,ln ca"e*> Imported by the under. fSSlP1.Europe; various sixes and styles, ringing from SI 75 upwards. ' feb* FRANCE TAYLOR. WIttS AND TOllPJKKS. C7X25B* AND strangers are re spectrally Informed that the best assortment of WIGS and TOUPEES are ^bTfbSK HEARD'S HAIR DRESSING EBTABLISH MENT ajd Wm MANUFACTORY, SWhrt. National Hotel. , Wigs and Toupees made on the shortest notloe. Also, a food assortment of Ladles Hack Braids Just arrived from New York. dec 11?eo3m fVORY HANDLE KNIVES AND FORKS, A and Kalves without forks. Also, an extensive assortment of Pearl, Ivory and Horn Handle Pen

k p5ch*t Euives, Imported direct from thejcel ebrated manufactory of Joseph Rodgers A Sons, and will be sold at very low prices, by . t. _ mr E. K LUNDY, J" * Ms. MB Bridge st., Georgetown. TRUFFLES, kc.?Fresh and v spiced Oysters, in cans: Truffles, Pe ite Pals Chow^Kf'iT English Walnuts, ChoW PmTomatoes, Green Pickled teach es, received this day and far sale by feb 4 v?r?. Z M P KING. reb 4 3B5 Vermont avenue, earner litk at. OPERA GLASSES*?THE LARGEST AS sertmeat In the city, for sale wd hire ??p. , ?thaad 10th its. 'jOHN F. El'liST* BALLS, Ac. Printers' Anniversary Ball. fpHE COMMITTEE APPOINTED TO X make the necessary arrangements res penally make known to their friends and the public that their Annual Ball will take place at the WASH INGTON ASSEMBLY ROOMS, no February 22d. 1856, when they assure their friend* that it will be their endeavor to make thin Ball the be?t of the sea on. The furnishing arrangement will be under the superintendence of an experienced caterer. Gentlemen wishing invitation cards sent to la dies will hand their names with residencies, to one of the Executive Committee. Ticket* TWO DOLLARS; admitting a gen tleman and ladles, to be had of any ol the com mittee. Manage rt mt Large. Hon J T Tower* Wm Tuwere, ?r Jos W D?*t? Bon W W tnlon J H C'inn!!i*h?tn C Wendell Hon Prter Force V McNVrbunjr H I'olklnborn Hob KCWMghtmsD <JeoOocbr*n CO Klopttr A O Sudu T W Howard J Boweo U 8 Gideon W Wo<.<1 ward M Ceton J 8 <iallaber C Alexander J Seetford, Jr O W Onnnlngton K U RoblnaoD R A W?t?r? W W M?ore Um Tewer* W O Moore John Dowllng J I. Smith Ge>> W Cochran J B Tate it J Pollard G WlilttiiiKtos .'am?a T Croaefleld J*m?*p Wlracr S l.araborn J F Halliday U W Clsxtoti K S Crop ley. Invitation and Reception Comtnittee ?(White Rosette ) F Gleiiroy Wm Harvey Geo W Schryrer J Itowen Geo Ceton Andrew Hume* FJ Water* C I.erra Oncer Kapler John Urombt J Mattiujly F. J Klopfer Ohaa I Oanfleld J Hnrlev David WiWr J H Cuunlugham F M Detweiler lluu Arhen John M Judge A J Roblunon Alfred Shew Jeane Judge KJ Griffin J H DeaneeKou P Kodler R S Mlddleton Geo Rnitereon W I! Uennesaoa Cfaaa ? Urse John Melaon. Committee on Refreshments.?(Tri-colored Ro sette.) Wm K Moore C F I*>wrey Saml Boberteon. B C Wright (ieo Rnvall Floor Managers.- (Red Rosette.) Win L Jones F Domett Wm Towers, jr. 0 C Phelps i T Mi<*taolson Executive Committee.?(Blue Rosette ) Win Woodward F Doraett Wm R McLean H Cnlverwell J H CnBulngham H Bowen J eat a Judge Beuj C Wright Chan D Mcpherson. J T Halleck ftb 11- eoSt WASHINGTON CITY MUSIC STORE. WE BEG TO ASSURE OUR NUMEROUS friends they will find our stock of Music to be the largest and most varied In this cltv, to which weare constantly making additions. New Music received every week. Also, Instruction Books for Piano, Guitar, Violin, Accordeon. Ban jo and Flute. Music Paper, Bows. Pegs, Rosin, and a general assortment or Music?J Instruments JOHN F ELLIS, 3C6 Pa. avenue, bet. 9ui and 10th sts. feb ?-tf BUY AND SELL FOREIGH AND DOMESTIC EXCHANGE; FURNISH DRAFTS On all Parti of United State* and Europe; COLLECT DRAFTS On all parts of United States and Europe DRAW BILLS ON IRELAND FOR Jtl OR UPWARDS; BUY AND SELL BONDS, STOCKS, A OTHER SECURITIES; NEGOTIATE TIME PAPK?. Investment pay lag 10 V aad aver, far sal*. LAND WARRANTS. We are at all times Purchasing, and have for Sale. LAND WARRANTS of all denominations. Land Warrant* located In Iowa, Wisconsin, or Minnesota. CHUBB BROTHERS, jan 23-tf Bankers, opposite the Treasury WILL LEAVE SHORTLY. MADAME K. respectfully informs the public in general, that she will give Informa tion in all the Affairs relating to Life, Health, Wealth, Marriages. Love. Journeys, Law Suits, Difficulties in Business, Absent Friends, Sicknes and Death, and in respect to all other subjects She Is, also, able to tell the ages of persons by reading numbers. She can be consulted at all hoars of the day and evening. Her name is on the door?at No. :te5 13th street corner of D, on the left hand side Gentlemen SO cents and ladle* 35. feb4?2w* SAVING OF ONE TON OF COAL IN THREE. (^ALL AT SAVAGE'S, AND GET ONE OF J his COAL Sy TERS and ASH TUBS, conrk plete in one They are warranted to save at least thirty-three per cent., and can be used in the house. J. L SAVAGE, Sign of the Gilt Saw, Psnna av , feb9-lw between 10th and llth su. NATIONAL MUSICAL CONVENTION. 11HE NEXT SESSION OF THE MUSICAL Convention, under the direction of Prof. 1. B. Woodbury, will be held at the Smithsonian In stitute on MONDAY, the IBtbdayof February, 1856, commencing at 10 o'clock a. m. The Committee of Arrangements, in announc ing this determination, feel assured that all who desire improvement in the art of Vocal Music wil! avail themselves of the opportunity of attend ing ihis Convention The extraordinary sucees* which attended the firstConvention, held In May last, convinces us that It will make an abiding impression on our own community in favor of the cause and claims of Sacred Music, and will no less abundantly reward all who participate there in. We cordially invite the lovers of music in other cities to be p*6cnt and share with us the advan tages to be derived from this Convention. All Members of choirs, certified as such by their re spective pastois. and other attested delegates will be entertained during the continuance of the Con vention. It is Important that all persons who Intend being present as delegates will address Mr. F Guskoy, Corresponding Secretary, who will furnish them with all information relating to the Convention. T. J. MAGRIJDER, F. A. TUCKER, U B. WARD, Committee of Arrangements. feb 7?eotlBfeb ~ ANTHONY* JBUtHLYT UNDERTAKER, Shop and Residence No. 303 Penn. aveune, snath side, between 9th and 10th sts., Having provided himself with nn ELEGANT HEARSE, and all necessary conveniences fori properly conducting hi? business, would respectfully inform the public that he is fully prepared to fill all orders entrusted to him, at the shortest notice, and in the best manner A large supply of READY-MADE COFFINS of all sizes, always on band, whi^ will be fur nished on the moist reasonable terms. , As heretofore, no pains will be spared to give entire satisfaction on all occasions. N. B ?Kesid ng on the premises, order* will be promptly attended to at all hours. feb 7-ly AGENCY OF THK Keystone Insnrance Co. of Philadelphia. Capital $300,000! ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE YEAR A ending January 1,1866. 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IV MUSIC received weekly at the Piano Store of JOHN F. ELLIS. jaa? EVENING STAR. TEX FBI BHD OF THE FAMILY 44 There' mother, I won't stand it $ny longer! He tried to kiss me iust now, the impertinent, conceited oKl fool!" exelaimed ilelan Littleton, a pretty miss of seventeen summers, as the rushed into the room and threw herself upon the sjfi. The ''conceited old fool" referred to in tbis tiert speech, was Adolphus Dillenburg. iuq. ft ? ftchelor of forty, who had resided with the Littletons for the past ten years. " He ment no h?rm. Helen; it w*s only ft little pleasantry." replied Mrs Littleton. 111 don't care what it was; if he does it again, I'll slap his face for him. that I will " You must not offend him, Helen." 44 Yet. I will. I meftn to offend him on pur pose. Perhaps he will let me alone then. ' " But you must remember, child, that he is the friend of the family.'4 "Humph! I should think he was ' I wish father would drive him out of the house " What should we have been without him ?" " Enough sight better off than we are now lie is a nuisance, a regular bloodsucker ! He h a great black spider, thftt builds pretty bouses for little flies, and then sucks the life out of them." '?You don't understand it, Helen, or you would not say so " '? Yes, I do understand it," repliod the wilful girl; "and I mean to drive him out ot the house too." " Don't be rash, Helen; you must treat him with ft little more respect He has threatened to leave us oncc or twice, you know." 44I wish he would." " What would become of your father then? ' " He would be a great deal better off than he is now." 4* He has lent him large sums of money." " At compound interest, taking a mortgage on the very bed upon which be slept!" add ed Helen " Ho would have failed long ago. if it had not been for Mr. Dillenbnrg." "He had better fail than be blei to death by degrees." 44 There, he's coming, don't be rude to hint Helen." added her mother. "Remember thai he is tbe friend of ihe family." ?? So my little puss, havecaughtyou again " said Mr. Dillenburg, as he bounced into tbe room, and grasped the arm of Helen. We don't blame the pert Mis? for disliking him. for it would be hard to find a more re pulsive looking individual, even in the mad house. "Let me alone!" said Helen, springing from his grasp. |4 Don't be waspish, little one," replied Mr Dillenburg, as he caught her again. 14 Let me alone, you old foolcried the persecuted maiden. "What!" ?' Don't be : j rude, Helen," interposed Mrs Littleton "Madam, such language is highly impro per," said the friend of the family, his cheek flushed with anger. It was something new for him to hear a harsh epithet applied to himself, even in jest He had always been treated with the most profound respect " Don't mind her, Mr. Dillenburg she does not mean anything," sftid Mrs. Littleton, anxiously "Yes, 1 do, mother I mean just what I say. He is an old fool, an impertinent old bear "' replied Helen, crying with vexation and an ?er " Madam, your bouse oan be no longer my home"' roared Mr Dillenburg .smarting with rage. "I shall leave, madam?I shall leave you 1'' 44 I hope you will," sobbed Helen. Mrs. Littleton was so stuck up that she did not know what to say. or to whom she would say it?whether to the enraged bftchelor. or the wilful daughter. " 1 shall leave, madam. I shall leave! I have been tbe friend of the family long enough if this is my happiness for your sakes. and now you permit me to be insulted !" Mr Dillenburg, I am ruined, unless you can assist me!" exclaimed Mr. Littleton, rushing into the roor:, without heeding the sturm that had just burst there. "Will yoi help me out again 44 Jo, sir!' replied Mr. Dillenbun;. as he suddenly turned on his heel and left the room. 44 There, Helen, you see what you have done!" said Mrs. Littleton. The state of the case wus explained to her father. "You have ruined me, my child "' axclaim ed Mr Littleton, bitterly. 441 could uot indure his insults." 44 Insults?" 44 He did not insult you; Helen; he was only fooling with you,'' added Mrs. Littleton. 44 You have ruined yourself and me. child.'* "Nay, father, do not say so," sobbed Hel en. 44 He is a bachelor, and without near heirs. Don't you see he would have left his money to us ? ' 44 I cannot help it, father; ho would not let me rflone." The conversation was here interrupted by the arrival of Charles Brooks, a young gen tleman, wbose mission will be understood when we sav that Helen blushed deeply as oe entered He was now twenty-one, and had just como into the possession of a princely for tune, and the Littletons would have consid ered it a desirable connection, only that they eutirely distrusted his motives. He stopped but half an hour?had only dropped in to in vite Helen to a concert in the evening Mr. Dillenburg appeared again in the sit ting room soon after the departure of Helen's beau. By the way, that same beau wa* one of the causes of her dislike tothe.friend of the family. When Charles Brooks had commenced paying marked attentions to her, Mr. Dillen burg deemed it his duty to interfere. He ob jected very strongly, and from him had come that distrust of the lover's motives which the parents both harbored. Whether the old bachelor intended to marry her himself, or whether he was afraid he should not be permitted to flirt with her if she had a lover, we cannot pretend to say; but no sooner had he interfered in the affair, than the latter was fully realised. He had from her child hood made her his pet, and as she grew older, his familiarities became repulsive to her But she endured them till he expressed a doubt of Charles Brooks' honesty, and then he was perseveringly repulsed. Mr. Dillenburg entered the room. He look ed as cold and reserved as an iceberg, and as intractable as a gristly bear. 4> You owe me some five hundred dollars, Mr. Littleton. The time has expired; I want the money." The debtor stood aghast. 441 shall expect the money in three days," he oontinued 44 You know it is impossible for me to p*y you," replied Littleton, gloomily. 441 know nothing ftbout it. The money, or I shall take possession of your goods " 44 You would not take the furniture out of my house V 441 will, if you don't pay me in three days." 4'Consider, sir " 441 will consider nothing. I have been in sulted, Mr. Littleton, grossly insulted !" and the excited bachelor rushed furiouaiy up and down the rami. 44 Helen is a mere child, and you?7" 44 She is old enough to know better, sir. Af ter all I have done for you and your family sir, I had a rigkt to expeet better tveateseot. Yes, sir, after all I had done, and what I pro posed to do, sir?mind that, sir?what I pro poted to 40j six!" the WEEKLY STAJL .?1 *? !? ottnte # ?? W LT Gas*, IRVaBlaHT W UTi(? .C^^'^copl^fiBwrmppw^o* to warn to at the counter. lnur.^.aiaJv after ikt |? of ^ 9*P** Prloa?T?a?? Cants. . PWm,TW? Wfc,M> asagaals will to allow, a co?ilesteu of twenty par Mil " 1 ?? ryeorry for what ha* happened," answered Mr Littleton "* 111 WiS?iJ^'P0**4?0 do? ?'?" i*P?at*d a w "J* J* By wiU' ?*r. I ba.1 PI < hundred dollars to that vixen dauch - r of Joura? Ire hundred dollar* sir'" ir/r. "j "t;"4. *i^<s#w,r ?uu'ok -SstSSSSrL ?T?,frif r fil much ! and it was morali. n., ? ** hundred dollar* was all he had Taft 'thfm* Littleton was disgusted "1 the friend of your famiiv for many year*, sir ; 1 have done . gTr>%i y u, sir, and I meant to be your friend after I am dead But now you drive me from vour I house, ?r ! I am satisfied. Mr. Littleton 'par | mc whAt you owe me." *' I will do the best I can ; but yeu had bet ter reverse your decision, and remain " No, sir. : " Helen shall apologise " i The bachelor looked at him. The tempta tion was great. ^ ?w if-8ke apologises and promises better things for the future, I will remain ' I Helen was sent for, but to the father's con sternation, and the rage of the friend of the family, she utterly refused to apologue, what ever the consequences?even if her father drove her out of the house ? " That " enough/ said Dillenburg fl,T# my money ready ,n three days, or the law ?hall take its course " I'. * mu,,t f*jl to-morrow; I can do nothing * U? roJZiThlil XL2I ** ,r?? .h.'f?h.rb'" ???* "Nay. my father, I will save you, both cred,tor? ?<! from this hJrpy-the in the midst of the anxiety and distress. Mr. Littleton had an opportunity of e*nvaa? ing the rest, and thoroughly examining the claims of the "friend of the family" as a dis interested benefactor, who had made so many -aanfices of person*! comfort for him sad His first great sacrifice was, that he con sented to occupy the best room in the house paying therefor only about two-thirds of the "V :r pr?!ce; Tm? ?econd was the privilege I illll\g UP??? *???? like slave, in health, and watch over him night and day ?rnmM[1T The ,hird *" consenting to grumble at everything that was dene for W dictating what they should have for breakfast dinner and supper; thus subjecting them to double the expense their wants required. The fourth was lending Littleton money at com pound inters*, taking a "grab mort*a?"for ?acarity. The fifth great sacrifice was conde scending to " hector poor Helen, even com mitting acts that were positively indelieate 1 For makmg these sacrifices he was the Mend of the family! It is true be had always given them ad vies, ? whether it was asked or nut, and was sure to oonsider it a personal insult if it was not fol lOWM Helen was the only one who really stood him. His pretensions to disinterested kindness were so pompously made, that bar father and mother had been duped by them, and for years had actually believed they har bored an angel beneath their roof. The illu sion was dispelled. u" p''lenbBrK E*!-, began te think that they had been in too great haste. Lit tleton. though more in need of htm than ever, was strangely stubborn, taking no pains at all to conciliate him. He left the house, say mc ne would send for his baggage in a few dayif But the rascal had hopes of a reconciliation that Helen would yet be brought to her senses, and that be should yet be summoned to re turn. He knew how pleasant was the home he left | how grateful it was to have kind friends near him in sioknees ; he knew these things, brute though he was wThr?.,t,hre? of Srac* expired and Mr Dillenburg once more entered the pleas *nt parlor which bad for long years been his ~,e?ven of re9t. Besides the family, he found Charles Brooks there. Frowning severely upon the young nabob, he threw himself into a chair "We had better be alone, Mr Littleton.* said he, savagely, as he glanoed at the lover, sitting confidently by the side of Helen "That is not material, sir," replied Mr Littleton '? As you please." growled the late friend of the family, provoked by the manly tone of bis debtor; a tone to which, albeit he was wholly unaocustomed. my money readyf" '* It is, replied Littleton, promptly. Mr. Dillenburg started. "There It is, principal and interest," con tinued Mr. Littleton. ?' You have raised it, then ?" asked the d^e comfi itted friend of the family, as he cast a look of hate at Charles Brooks " I have, sir." The note and mortgage were given up, and the money changed hands. Mr Dillenburg kept calm aj long a* ha o< uld. but finally his rage burst forth. " 1 suppc?e you think you have fully dis charged your obligation to me ?" said he. " I do. sir." " The debt of gratitute ae well as the deb in money." '*! owed you none " "For ten years I have?" "Sucked the life out of me," added Mr Littleton, indignantly. "You had me in your power, and you scrupled not to tyrannise over me and my fimily." " By heaven! Is this the return for ten yosrs of kindness7 After that, must I be driven from the house at the beck of a vixen'" "To whom do you apply that word, sir'" said Charles Brooks, rising suddenly " To that girl at yoir side, who?" But the band of the fiery youth was upon his throat, and the word* were choked off "Speak respectfully of her, or I will smash the bones in your foul carcass!" said Charles, as he hurled the rascal back into his ohair. "As you please, sir," said Mr Littleton. "You have got your money, and you know the way to the door." " I Uv got my money - the price of your daughter's infamy!" "Wretch!" exclaimed Charles Brooks seising him by the throat agate. " Your power here is over, and with Mr. Littleton s permission, I will kick you into the street " Suiting the action to the word, the indig nant lover dragged him through the entry, and 44 booted" him d>wn the front steps. Mr Littleton threw him his hat, and the friend ?f the family picked himself up, and vowing vengeance, made his way back to the hotel, where he still occupies an attic, bated and despised by all who kr.ew him. Helen, deeply wounded by the c neciousuess that her wilfulness?if the vindication of her outraged feelings, her wounded modesty de serves so hard a name?precipitated her fa ther's misfortunes, bad confessed to ber lover the situation o! her family He had promptly supplied the means not only of paying Mr Dillenburg, but alao of meeting his other pressing liabilities, and joy was again restored to the family And shortly after Charles Brooks led Helen to the altar. Young, beautiful, and full of spirit, be had found in her his idea of a wife, and his ideal was fully actuallsed in ber pos sesion They are as joyous as the sunt! .lc and often laugh over the remembrmoe of Adolphus Dillenburg, Esq , and aspeciallv over Charles's prompt aetion wton he kicked him outdoor; end thus end*1 the last scene in the farce of? . ? " The Friend * tka Family."