VOL. VII. WASHINGTON, D. C- THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 21, 1856. NO. 947. .? .?.??? . - THE EVENING STAR, PUBLISHED CV?KY miKNUUN, (RXCBPT SUNDAY,) At 1*4 Siar B?iidin($, corntr of Pmmfflmmmtm ?????? and Eltrtnik strt*t, By W. D. WALLACE, Will be served tc subscribers toy carriers at SIX AND A QUARTER CENT?, payable weekly Ip the Agents; papers served In packages at 37# #ents per month. To mall subscribers the sub scription price Is THREE DOLLARS AND F1F TY CENTS ifeuws^v?M4,TWU DOLLARS for six months, and ONE DOLLAR for three months; for less than three months at the rate of cents a week. SINGLE COPIES ONE CENT. WlflS AND TOUPEES. / MT1ZBNS AND STRANGERS ARE RE " ' spectfully Informed that the best assortment of WIGS and TOUPEES are to be found at HEARD'S HAIR DRESSING ESTABLISH MENT, and WIG MANUFACTORY. Sixthst. National Hotel. Wigs and Toupees made on the shortest notice. Also, a good assortment of Ladles Back Braids Just arrived from New York. dee 11?etflm CLOIHINO MADK TO ORDER. \fEMBERS OF CONGRESS, CITIZENS lTl and strangers wishing to supply themselves with superior garments, made to order, are Invited to examine our superior assortment of Doeskins, Cloths. Ca?simeres, Silk, Satin and Velvet Vest Ings. 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 chsaper rates than the usual city prises. WALL A STEPHENS, 323 Pa. avenue, between 9th and 10th streets. Also, 391 Pa. avenue, 3d door east of the Nattonal Hotel. Jan 23? ALL THE NEW BOOKS PUBLISHED /\ received and fbr sale, at SHILLING TON'S BOORSTORE. Caspar, by the author ofWide, Wide World." The M vsterlous Story Book, or the''Good Step Mother Lances of Lynwood, a new juvenile book, by the auth"t of the Heir of Redcllffe. Travels, Voyaces, and Adventures of Gilbert Go* ahead, by Peter Parley Mimic Life, by Mrs. Ritchie, formerly Mrs. Mo watt Widow B?dott Papers The Hunter's Feast, or Conversation around the Camp Fire, toy Capt. Mayne Reid, author of the Scalp Hunters. Ten Years among the Mall Bags Fanny Grey, a history of life In a series of six beantlful Igures, 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 SHI ISLINGTON'S Stationery and Book Establishment, Odcon Building cor Pa av and4)fst. dec 31?tf BOYS' WINTER CLOTHING WE HAVE THIS DAY RECEIVED A large addition to our usually extensive nl of first quality Boys; and Children*' W1 CLOTHING, which we will otPeT to our custom ers and the public at unusually low prices. Our stock consists la part of? OVER COATS aad TALM *8 Fine cloth ROUNDABOUTS and JACKETS Fine and common PANTALOONS Silk. Satin, and Marino VESTS White and colored PHIRTS UNDERSUIRT?aiid DRAWERS CAPS, SUSPENDERS. HOSIER Y, AcAe. Making our stock of Boys' and Children's Clothing very large and complete. WALL A STEPHENS, 122 Pa. arenue, bet. 9th and 10th street, jan 12 next to Iron Hall. (6 AN EXCELLENT SHAVE."?This re x\ mark was made by Mr Jones after trying one of my American Rainapo 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 these Razors G FRANCIS, dee 31 490 Seventh st. QiFT BOORSTORE! A GENERAL SELECTION OF STANDARD Gift and Miscellaneous BOOKS 1 AND STATIONERY for sale at 11*1 HILBUSS MUSIC DEPOT, cor-< ner of Pa. avenue aad 11th street ' ?HEAT INDUCEMENT. EVERY PURCHASER RECEIVES A GIFT. Each article ts sold at the usual retail price; and for every dollar's purchase a sealed envelope is drawn by the buyer, containing tee name of some gft. which Is pr??j?CTrtpd on the spot Among the tfts are Gold Watches, Jewelry, Music, Fancy and Toilet Articles, Ac H1LBU8 MUSIC DEPOT, dec 8?tr Corner Pa av and 11th st. SENATORS, MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, STRANGERS, AND CITIZENS OF WASHINGTON, Are hereby Netified that ear GREAT SALE OF BOOKS, AND GIVING A SPLENDID PRESENT To each purchaser, will continue until SATURDAY, Feb. 16th, AND POSITIVELY NO LONGER! "E PROPOSE TO SELL A LARGE stock of Standard and Miscellaneous Literature wlthia 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 4S ceats to SlttO. Our stock consists In part of Encyclopedia Ameri-aajk, 14 volumes J? ffenon's Works (clotn A half calf) 9 volumes Webster's Works (Library) * do lrving's Works (library and cloth) 15 do Bancioft's History U8 do National Encyclopedia # do English do Knights, 4 do Shlaspeare In 1,4, or 8 do Waverly Novels, 27 do H umes'Philosophical Works. 1 do Humes' History of England, *? do Marairtcy'* do do 4 do De H ilacy's Works, 18 do Hon Levf Woodbury's Works, 3 do _ Chambers' Information for the People, 2 do Clark's Commentaries, 4 do Statesman a Manual, complete, 3 do Dr. Urea' Dictionary, 2 do Thoa Dick's Works, 2 er 5 do British Kssavlst.S do Also, Ruse Clark, Widow Bedott Papers Crotchets and C^uavers, Ph'enlxlana, Ae. All of which are offered for sale by the Wash ington Book Company C^See Red Flag and Gift Book Store, under Dexter'a Hotel leb*-tf MADAME DEVOS FROM PARIS AND NEW YORK. Madame devos' millisery has ar rivod and is now opened for inspection at THE LAKES, JfijOt P?n*<ylTint* arm**, to which the attention of the ladles of Washing ton. Georgetown, Ac. is respectfully Invited. )an 94?tf WARNER'S POCKET REVOLVERS.? Pinall. *ese, and effective Also, Allen's and Colt's Revolvers and sUtgle barrel Pistols ? FRANCIS. dee 31? 490 Seventh *t Bl B LES AN D PR A YER BOOKS IN RICH Vel vet, Turkey Morocco, aad pUln binding Children*' Books, the most extensive assort ment to be found in the DUtrict. Miss Bunkley's Escapt-d Novice, price SI. Harper's Magaxine for January Also a lance assortment of ivory and pearl handle PENKNIVES, PIHTOLS o/*U kinds. F<yr by LUNDY, deo 21 tr No 128 Bridge St.. Georgetow t1 H A r I N O DISHES, DISH COVERS, ' Soup Tureens. Soapstoae Griddles, Plate Warmers, Game Roasters, Oyster Boilers, Slaw Cutters Ac. Prices low 6 FRANCIS, 7th street ~ H. SEMKfcN, Jeweler, 339 Pism ??????, 9t4 iM.d lOtk ?tr$$t?. HAS RECEIVED AND OPEN ED THIS DAY a imgallcent assortment of hue and rick Imported JEW BLR Y,suchaa Flor entine and Roman Mosaics, Italian Lavas and Corals, Garnets. Cameos, and a vari-< ety of richly chased Gold Jewelry or any descrlp Uoa. the very latest styles Also, a new lot of ftae London and Geneva WATCHES, warranted timekeepers FOR CHRISTMAS PRESENTS A splendid assortment of ine Silverware, Pitch ers, Calitors, Creams. Goblets, Cups. Forks and Spoons, (sterling.) FUh, Cake and Pie Knives, Butter and Fruit Knlyes, Soup and Oyster Ladles, Preserve. Sugar and Cream Spoons, Salt Cellars, Napkin Kings, etc., stc SILVER PLATED WARE, ON ALBATA. Castors, Baskets, Butterboats, Urne, Forks and Spoons. PANCY ARTICLES. French Clocks, Dresden China Ornaments, la varietr, Card Cases, Portmonnales, Cigar Cases. And also a large assortment of SPECTACLES In Gold. Silver aad Steel Frames, te suit every eve aad age; Eye Glasses, Congress Specs, and Opera Glioses. JlT" We take pleasure In showing our goods tj allT whether purchasers or not. All our goods are warranted as represented, and wU2 be sold at the lowest possible price. J Jewelry and Silverware made to oNler nd? remounted; Gold Pens repolnted, ani raving on Stone executed at short notloe vonometers and all kinds of lne Watches and Musical Boxes put In perfect order aishort notice. H- dEMKBN, Jeweler, SPa avenue, between 9th and 10th st* f 119 1J A 1 A 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, 17* Baltimore strkjet, BALTIMORE, MD. jan 31?lm " JONAS I*. LEVY, IMPOKTIR AND DIALS* IN WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS, AND FINS GROCERIES, General Commission A Forwarding Merchant rySORANCE AND BILL BROKER, No. 474 Fa av , two doors below U. 8. Hotel, Washinstos Cut, D. C. N. B.?Country Merchants are requested to give tie a call before purchasing elsewhere. oc a-if M A R R I A O E 6U1DK. DR. YOUNG'S FOCKiT 2ESCULAFIUS; Or, Every One his ivrn Physician: Being observations on marriage Medically and Philosophically considered, as MANHOWD^S EARLY DECLINE, with dl roctlons for Its perfect cure. Being a Confidential Silent F rlend and Private Adviser; followed by Observations on the Treatment 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. ADAMSON, on Seventh at , opposite Post Office. dec 24?3m? CliAUflCEY WARR1NER, WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER. And dealer in fine watches jew ELRV" and SILVERWARE, would respect fully solicit the attention of thorn who desire a good article, to his choice variety of London, Ge neva and Copenhagen WATCHES,selected with the view of time-keeping and durable qualities, for which a suitable guarantee will be furnished those who purchase. gold seals, FOB and VEST CHAINS, FINK JEWELRY, SILVER 8POONS, GOB lets, cups, FORKS, Ac., for sale at N. York prices. The Chronometer, Duplex, Lever, Cylinder, Repeating, Musical and other WATCilES re paired Also, JEWELRY. Ac. No 379 Pa. avenue, between 8th and7th streets, Brown's Hotel Building, sign of the GOLDEN WATCH, Jan 38?3m Washington, D. C. THE 91EW BLUE BOOK, or Government Register IF51, Just 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, and 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 be sent by mall to any part of the Ua'.ted Slates. For sale In Washington by TAYLOR A MAURY, feb 5 Booksellers, near 9th st. THE CONTRACTOR'S BOOK.?One large A. faiio volume, containing large colored work lng drawings 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. feba FRANCK TAYLOR. MORE NEW GOODS. JOHN H. SMOOT, NO 119 SOUTH SIDE Bridge street, near High, Georgetown, D. C . has received an additional supply of Fall and Winter GOODS, making his assortment very complete. In his stock will be fonnd a first rate assort ment of? Ladles' Dnaa Goods Black Moire Antique Silks Moire Antique Cloak and Dress Trimmings Rich striped and Moire Antique Sash and Bonnet / Btbbons Swiss and Cambric Bands, Collars 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 stnc* being desirable and cheap purchasers will find it to their advantage to call before getting fully supplied. J. H. 8MOOT. ?ov 13-tf I I'nited State* Patent Office, Washington, Feb. 13. I85e. , ON THE PETITION OF MICHAEL B DY OTT, of Philadelphia, Pa , praying tot the extension of a patent granted to him for an im provement in *' Lamps for essential oils," for seven years from the expiration of said patent, which takes place on the thirtieth day or May, 1*511: It is ordered that the said petition be heard at the Patent Office op Monday, the 19>h Jday of May next, at 13 o'clock m ; and all persons are notified to appear and show cause, if any they have, why said petition ought not to be granted. Persons opposing the extension are required to fi'e in the Patent Office their objections, specially set forth in writing, at least twenty days before th#* day of hearing ; all testimony tiled oy either party to be used at the said hearing must be taken and transmitted In accordance with the rules of the offi -e, which will be furnished on application. The testimony in the ease will be closed on the 8th dav of May, HV5; depositions and other pa pers relied upon as testimony must be filed iu the office 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, D. C ; Republican, Baltimore Maryland : P'-nnsylvaulan, Philadelphia, Pa ; and Journal of Commerce, New York, New York; once a week for three successive weeks previous to the 19th day of May next, the day of hearing. CHARLES MASON, Commissioner of Patents. P. cj ?Editors of the above papers will please copy, and send their bills to the Patent Office, with a paper containing this notice, ftb 11 ?lawjw hats:?hats: .VIEW YORK WINTER STYLES OF n Bee be. Learv, Genln, with other fash lonable Gentlemen's Dress HATS, a full and complete assortment at LANE'S Hat, Cap And Gent's Furn. Store, 494 Pa. avenue, dee 3?tf COLUMBIA MARKET, Fenntflr** a mvtnw, cor* r of 13th st. tm ARLES MALLARD HAS OPENED THE / above place for the keeping and sale of Pork, Be.*f, Mutton, Poultry, Butter, Laxi, together with Game, Fruits and Vegetables in all its sea sons C. M having had sixteen years experience In a neighboring cKy, flatters himself that he will be able to keep a choice selection of PROVISIONS generally, and hopes, by moderate charges and strict personal attention to the wants of nls cus tomers to merit a share of the public patronage, jan 23?tew?m MyTwary aSn; ~ 200 copies more Just published at the Music aad Piaao Store of JNO. F. ELLIS, 309 Pa. avenue, bet. 9th,and 10th st*. jan 9fi?tf _ STUART'S CANDIES. JUST RECEIVED, PER EXPRESS, ONE ca*e of Stuart's celebrate^ STEAM CANDY, consisting of Sugar Plum*, Vanilla Cream, and other kinds. - For sale at z. M. P. KING'S, *15 Vermont avenue, corner 15th and I st*. MVS NEW BOOKS AT TAYLOR ft MAURY'S. Dunlop's Digest of the Laws of the United States, 1 vol. complete, f7 50 Macanlay's England. 4 vols oomplete for SI. feb ? Bookstore, near <th st. NEW MlJSitT7ecelved~weeklT st tike Piano Store erf JOHN F. ELLIS. . Ian fifi- i A OFFICIAL. Trbasdrt Dkpartmbkt, Dec. 1,1854. Notice I* hereby given to holders of stocks of the United States that this Department will pur chase to the amount of 81,500 000 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 per cent.; for stock of the loans of 1847 and 1848, a premium of sixteen per cent.; for stock issued under the act of 1960, commonly called Texas-In demnity stock, a premium of six per cent.; and for stock of the loan of 1848, redeemable on the I4th November, 1848, If received at the Treasury prior to the 1st day of January next, a premium of 2* percent.; Ifreoelvcd between the 1st Jan uary and the 31st of March next, a premium of 2 per cent ; and If received after the 31st of March and prior to said 1st of June next, a premium of 1# 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 preseift notice should be duly assigned to the United States (with the current half year's In tercut, if sent prior to the 1st of January next) by (he party entitled to receive the purchase money. Payment for these stocks will be made by drafts upon theasiristant treasurers at Boston, New York, or Philadelphia, as the parties entitled to receive the money may direct. ^ o . JAMES GUTHRIE, dec 3?dtjuncl Secretary of the Treasury. ANTHONY BUCHLY~ UNDERTAKER, Shsp ud Residence Ne< 303 Penn. avenue, Hsooth side, between 9th and 10th sts., AVING PROVIDED HIMSELF WITH an ELEGANT HEARSE, tt? and all necessary conveniences for^^1 properly conducting hlr business, would respectfully Inform the public that he is nilly pr-pared to fill all orders entrusted to hlin, at the shortest notice, and In the best manner A large supply of READY-MADE COFFINS of all sizes, always on hand, which will be fur nished on the most reason <ble terms As heretofore, no pains will be spared to elve entire satisfaction on all occasions. N. B ? Resld ng on the premises, orders will be^promptly attended to at all hours. AGENCY OF THE Keystone Insurance Co. of Philadelphia. Capital $300,000! NNUAL REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1 ending January 1, 1856. A*ets of the Company, consisting of Bonds and Mortgages on unencumbered rcales tate........... S110AO4 00 Stocks of other Corporations, worth par 25.620 00 Cash on hard.,,. 31 ^ Bills receivable, consisting of Msri'ne ' notes and short loans f98,!M3 70 Stock notes S14,3&6 00 51,339 70 8219,420 00 Whole receipts for premiums during 0?S 5ear; 8112,812 05 Paid for loaves and expenses during ' "?eyear 71.133 04 w p M MORIARTV, President. J. MORRIS THOMPSON, Secretary. Risks changed from other companies to this N? charge for policy fee Enquire at the office of J. E. Kendall, over R. Morrow's Exchange Office, first door West of YV. B Todd's hat store on Pennsylvania avenue. Jeb 7?3ux DAVIDMYERLE, Agent. GOOD INVESTMENT^ WE HAVE FOR SALE THE FOLLOW- ' Ing Bonds and other Seenrltles, which will yield the holder ten to twelve per cent, on the in vestment, viz : Orange and Alexandria Rail Bonds Virginia and Tennessee do Illinois Internal Imp't Bonds of 1847. The above securities are unquestionably safe. 8WEENY, HiTTENHOUSE, FANTa CO., Jan iW?lm Bankers, 3*2 Pa avenue. fiUTTA PERCHA TEETH. T1HE UNDERSIGNED HAVE BEEN IN the habit of sending our patrons to Dr COS BY, formerly of Richmond, Virginia, for Den tal operations for 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 thit is practised in the United States. a*o. P Ho Iium H. U. B. W. Towle#, M. n. * V. Pnyne. M D, D!>8 John F. MUl?r, M. D. ?Uine. .LM D O. r. Cbnaib?rl!n, M. D., DD*?. 0 H. Hifria, M n. Bamaei P. Brown, M. D. WyU* Tiusley, M D B. U. FT.oci.co, M D. ..???5J?v"Aord * Bro'"> No 290, corner of 11th street ana Pa avenue. nov*7?4m# OUTTA PERCHA TEETH. DR O. MUNSON, AT 310 PA. AVENUE, is mounting Teeth on a Gutta Percha Baso. Also, with Allen's pat entcontinuous Gum, combiningbeau-^^Z^^W ty, strength and cleanliness Dr. M. is determined to keep pace with every 1 mnrovcinent in Dentistry, and will strive to please and profit his petrons. ? . Rxrxgieaci: P. D Gnrley, D D. Hon R H Glllet, J-Q- Blnney, D D. Hon S A Douglas, B Sunderland, D D Dr R P l?aUe?on, II. R. Schoolcraft, Esq. Dr. R H Coolldge, Hon C Mason, Dr. Thomas Miller, Hon. A O P Nicholson, And the Medical Faculty of Georgetown Col '^e; nov 23?tf J COFFIN WAREROOM, fce. WILLIAM PLANT A CO., VN0ERVA ? KEUS?resldonce418 Seventh alreet, between G and H streets. I ntcrmeuta procured in any ground cemetery. Coffins, Caps, Shrouds. Carriages, Hearse, and e~ery article for Interments of ?he best quality furnished at short notice, on the most reasonable terms, nnd at all hoars of the tight. Having the exeiaslve right of Crump's Patent Corpse Preserver, a guarantee to keep the dead for any length of tine Jy 11 ly _ ?AOUERREOTYP1 NG BY A LADY. \fR8 A. C. REDMOND HAVING ADDED J-va to her new rooms a beautiful Skylight, and fKn^? an Assistant Operator, (one of the best In 7, ! .') e lotends not to nave her Pictures lf <*luall*d>lB the United States PIC JTURES pu up in Embossed Cases for Fifty Lents, such as are usually sold elsewhere for one dollar. Particular attention paid to Copying Deguerre otimes, Oil Paintings, Ac ,&c. tieularlR *ollclU the Palronage of the Ladles par Rooms?401 Seventh street, west side, be tween H and I. ai_|f 07EooVER, DK LA m Hall Beet,Sh?e nnd Trnnk Establish* I HAVE THIS DAY*RECEIVED FOR LA dles', Gents', Misses', and Children's, -?*? SNOW OVER SHOES, Gum Boots, Gossimer and Sandals. Also, Buckskin^ lined Shoes, double sole and water-proof Boots, all of which 1 will sell low for oash. All in want please call and examine for your' aelves. S P. HOOVEE, Iron Hall, bet. 9th aad 10th sts., Pa. av. Jan 10 WWASHINGTON CITY MUSIC STORE.
E BEG TO ASSURE OUR NUMEROUS friends they will find our stock of Music to be the largest and most varied In this city, to which we ire constantly making additions. New E2? week. Also, Instruction H Vl?Bn,Accordeon.Bau lute. M ualc Paper. Bows, Pegs, Rosin, aad a general assortment ot Musical Instruments ?,o JOHN F. ELLIS, feb 2-tf tTenae, bet. 9th and 10th sts. ?ALENTI4ES 1 VALENTINES ! A SPLENDID ASSORTMENT OP COMIC A and Sentimental VALENTINES, wholesale ?ndretail JOHN F. ELLIS, 2* f?. avenue, betw. Mb and loth ate. BALLS, Sec. OR A NO MA1QUERADE, FANCY AND CITIZENS' DKESS BALL, AT MUNDER'S ASSEMBLY ROOMS, THURSDAY, Feb 21st, 1656, TTNJ?JP Jr?.?,??*SONAL DIRECTION of 7 S O- MORBTTI, who confidently auures his friends and the public that no pains will be spared to please the most fastidious Tickets ONE DOLLAR?mav be had at all the principal hotels and restaurants. An efficient number of entire new costumes from Baltimore are engaged, a description of which may lx* had by applying at the barbershop. 28o Pa. avenue, opposite the Star office feb 16 4t? Printers' Anniversary Ball The committee appointed to make the necessary arrangements respe^tiully make known to their friends and the public that their Annual Hall will take place at ibe WASH INGTON ASSEMBLY ROOMS, on February 2$d. 18.V*. when thev assure their friends that It will be their endeavor to make this 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 dles will hand their name, with residencies, to one of the Executive Committee. Tickets TWO DOLLARS; admitting a gen tleman end ladies, to be had of any of the com laittce, and at the cigar store of J. fees-ford, jr. Maumgers at Large. Hon J T Tower* fm Tower*. *r J?? W n*v1a Hnu W W Sent m J 8 Cunningham C Wendf-il llnii r-ter Force F McN'erhany H Tolklnh'TU Hf>n KCWelgbtmau OenCochran CO Klipfcr A. O "?m?n T W How?r1 J Bowea <? S OMeon W Woodward M Caton J S U?ll?her C Alexander J Soenfocl, Jr n W Dumlngton K B Robiannn R A Waters W W Moore J.?-ra Tower# W G Moore John Dowllng J I SMnUh Oeo W (Vlir?n J B Tate B J roller (1 ? WlitttHiKloU Jamea T OroMfleM Jame* Wlmer M f.atnborn J F Halliday K W Cltiku t S Croplejr. Invitation and Reception Committee?(White Rosette.) F Olenroy Wm Harvey Oeo W (vbrfrer JBowen Geo Ceton Andrew Hnii.ee F J Water* G I*tm Ograr Kepler Jfchn Larcombe J Malllogly F. J Klnnfer Ohae I OtnfleM J Hnrloy [>?vM Wtt.er J H Connfnjchim F M Uftweiler Ow?? Schell Mn H A J Rohloaou Alfred Rhaw Jeeie Judg'j fci GriBlll J H Penue??'-a P Roiller R 8 Mldlleton O?o Ko^ere^n W U Peoneeaon Cli?* K Orme John Melaou. Committee cn Refreshments ?(Tri-colored Ro sette ) Win B Marco C F Lowrey Saml Roberteon. BC Wright Oeo Durall Floor Managers.- (Red Rcsette ) Wm f, Jouee K Doreett Wni Tower*, lr. OC Phelpa J T Nicbolaon Exeeuttve Committee.?(Bine Rosette ) Wra Woodward F Doreett Wm R McLean 8 Cnl^e-well J H Cauniugham H Bowen J?*?? Judge BetijC Wright Cbaa D iTcFUeraon. J T Halleck C W C Dunulngton, feb It?eo3t t a ? .. EUREKA! Til/?; SECRET DISCOVERED. G-ibbs's Vegetable Balsam FOR RESTORATION OF THE HAIR. IT REMOVES SCURF AND DANDRUFF, and cures all Diseases of the Scalp The discovery of this invaluable remedy was brought about by the ample opportunities its In ventor has had in the course of twenty years' ex perience of testing the vexatious and disappoint ing effects of almost every other article of the kind upon the human he^d, and having succeeded in producing a wash which hundreds of the citi zens of Washington are ready to testify as unfail ing in its results, it la recommended to the public with a full conviction of its permanent and heau tifylng effects, both as a strengthener and a restor ative, while it is warranted in all cafe* to htop the hair from filling out. For sale wholesale ana retail at J H. GIBBS' Hair Dressing Establish ment, Willards' Hotel, and at his Hair Manufac tory. 308 Penn avenue, between 9th and loth sis feb 11?eolm? TAYLOR BROTHERS. The piano used by the taylor Brothers in this city, is a sample instrument from the celebrated manufactory of Llghte, New ton A Bradbury, New York, and is pronounced by these eminent musicians to be one of the finest instruments, as regards workmanship and brll llancy of tone, that they have ever listened to. This beautiful Instrument, in consequence of being a sample Piano, and sent to us on sale, we are enabled to offer at the low price of 32S0 We will give a written guarantee with the Instrument. Also, always on band, Piano* f/om the long es tablished firms cf Hallet. Davis & Co., Boston; Knabc, Gaehle A Co , Baltimore, and Bacon A Raven, New York. Old instruments of any kind taken in part payment. JOHN F. ELLIS, 306 Pa avenue, between 9th and 10th streets, feb 11?tr new york. hats. 1 WISH ALL GENTLEMEN WHO ARE IN want of Hats to bear in mind that the plan which I adopted six months ago, of selling HATS and CAPS at greatly reduced prices, for cash only, is In success ful operation, consequently those who pay ctsh have the benefit oi cash, and are not charged twenty-five per cent, extra profit to offset bad debts. The very best and most fashionable DRESS HATS, at S3 50, equal to any usually sold at S3, and the best S3 Hat south of New York; and a first-rate, durable, and fashionable Hat, S3 50. A ful 1 supply of black and brown F ELT H ATS, and Children's Fancy Goods, at verv 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-skin sewed BOOTS, warranted French calf, or no sale, which I offer for the un precedented low price of S-'t 62%. I have shown them to competent judges, who pronounce them to be the best Boots for the price in the United States. 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 Is out of the question. All I ask Is for gentlemen to come and fcce for themselves Terms positively cash. dec 0?eu3m BUY AND SELL F0EEIGN AND DOMESTIC EXCHANGE; FURNISH DRAFTS On all Parts of United States and Eorope; COLLECT DRAFTS On all parts of United Stats* and Europe; DRAW SILLS ON IRELAND FOR ?1 OR UPWARDS; BUY AND SELL BONDS, STOCKS, A OTHER SECURITIES; NEGOTIATE TIME PAPER. Investment pajrlii| 10 V aad over, for tale. LAND WABBANT8. We are at all times Purchasing, and have for Sale, LAND WARRANTSof all denominations. Lana Warrants located in Iowa, Wisconsin, or Minnesota. CHUBB BROTHERS, Jan 23-tf Bankers, opposite the Treasury. ILfACAULY'S HISTORY OF ENGLAND, A" vol 3d, this day received. Jan9 FRANCK TAYLOR. VALENTINES ! VALENTINES ! At 306 Pa. avenue, between 9th and ICth sta. feb 6 JOHN F. ELL18. CLOCKS, WATCHES AND JEWELRY. GOLD WATCHES ftom S23 to $150 SILVER WATCHES from Sb to S35 CLOCKS from SI 25 to S15 Watches and Jewelry at wholesale and retail, at J. ROBINSON'S, 319 Pa. avenue, opposite Browns' Hotel. N, B.?Cash advances on Watches to be sold at Auction. Jan tt-lm CLOCKS. For a GOOD honest clock always goto FRANCIS,on 7th sM? His Clocks cannot be excelled, and his prices will not fright en you He tries every one thoroughly, himself, and those who buy or him are sure to get a good one er have their money refunded. Jan 96 rnui BOSTON AMERICAN ALMANAC X for 1856 reoefcred this day. Jan U FRANOK TAYLOR. - j| EVENING STAR. A BACHELOR'S TROUBLES. BY PHIJKAfl PHrWBLK. 4 Come, white von set silent. I '11 have vou to bear The truth or a lie from an old bar* Hare: They'll set and they'll think, till thev wear out their brain, And wish for a wife?but, alas ' *tl? In vain, Sing down?derry down !" Confound the luck! Here I've been half an hour looking after my Sunday boot*, and finally, I found one of them on the centre table, beneath a thousand, more or lew, books and papers and the other away back ip a cuddy-hole, where I store away old rub bish. Well. I've found my clean shirt at la?t; and where do you think it was! I hope to holler if I hadn't put it in ray hat box ; and nay hat I had placed in a chest where I keep ray linen. Hat all smashed to thunder?cut five dollars ?oh, oh ! Je-ru-sa 1cm ! Here s a discovery. This shirt hasn't got a button on it?and the wrist bands and collar are all frizzled up with 44 derliceurs" like the fringes (I believe that'* the name) on a woman's?what d'ye call 'cm' neck encirc'cr; that's near enough, any way Why, what's the matter with this shirt ? Hip! I can't get it off, nor on. Kip! that > the way the money goes Shirt costs one dol lar anl a half; another expense, by Jupiter! Crackce! how cold it is! why the fire has ?4 clean gin out." That's another job. Crack! crack! phii1 Why, what's the matter with the coals ' Come to think, I threw a pail of water over them. Have to borrow some splin ters. " Mrs. Sanctimonious, will you givo mo a few splinters ?" ."Mcrcy on us! Why, if Mr Phumblc hasn t come right out afore mo, with nothing on but his breeches' and his wig off. too~ Law sakes ! I never knew he wore a wig !" 0, dear ! Why did'nt I throw something over mo 7 My wig is off, too. Now it'll br all over town in a few minutes that Phumble wears a wig Wouldn^ have it known (jt fifty dollars. No, sir-ree ! Well, I must havo a fire some way. Let rae sec. Hlowed if I don't make splinters of that old washstand ; it isn't of any use to me; and tho wash bowl will do just as well on my linen cheat Truly nect-^ity is the mother of invention. Slap' bang' That's the way to use old rubbish. Whii! bang! There's something coming. 44 Mr. Phumble, how can you make such a racket on the Sabbath day ? ' 44 Allow me to tell you, Mrs. Sanctimonious, that it's none of your business ' I reckon I'm lord of my own room, if I do live in a board ing house; and if I wanted to, I d break my neck, for all of you !" 44 Mighty fine talk, Mr. Phumble?mighty fine, you old hedge hog ' Oh. mercy ! if you havn't broken up my washstand?my favor ite washstani, the last gift of ray dear, de parted husband. Boo! hoo! hoo!" Tears for an old wash stand ! Botheration' I d rather heir it thunder any time, than to see a woman in tears and hear her blubber ing. My heart begins to melt?it's all 44 run ning down, ' like a clock, or butter on a hot summer's day. ''Dear, Mrs. Sancty?heaven bless you' Here's a ten, for smashing your treasure. "Now dry up; there's a good woman?and please leave this room iu a trifle shorter than half a dozen seconds." | " Dear, Mr. Phumble ' ten dollars, as I live ! why, that's enough to pay for half a dozen such keepsakes. What a winning way tie m an's got! you're a jewel. Mr. Phumble?that you are." And you're a confounded old swindler ! ten dollars gone to her capacious pocket. I wish my heart was made of iron. Well, the fire's going at last. Crack?crack ?whiz?tur-r r-r; what a cheerful glow it sends through the room ? But it cost ten dol lars. That's very much like lighting ciirars with ten dollar bills. 44 VVell, what am I to do for a shirt ? Thank fortune, and my usual foresight, I've got half a dozen in my chest?my wash-stand rather, as it is now. What wonderful knack I have of" killing tWo birds with one stone"?half a dozen sometimes. Now that cheet answers all the purposes of a mantel piece, a side table for books and papers, and eating table some times?and now it comes in play as a wash stand?capital washstand, and the inside a perfect museum ! Linen, cigars, pipes and tobacco, matches, "schnapps," letters, and "other articles too numerous to mention." Ah, there's a great deal in knowing how to ar range things. I know a woman could nt ar range, and economize, and turn everything to advantage, half as well as I. Moses and the prophets ! if the water hasn't leaked out of the wash bowl, and got all "mixed up" with my linen and other fixings: Crash !?slap, dash ; there goes the rest of the water, bowl and all, right on to my shirts' Bowl all smashed to pieces, another expense ' I guess that che$t won't do for a wash stand without I mako a place for my linen under the bed. A capital idea! I'll arrange it all to morrow. Well, I'll have to dry a shirt before I can wear one. There it hangs on the back of a chair befure the blazing fire?looking for all the world "like a shirt on a bean pole." Reminds me of an answer a lady once gave me. I saw some sort of an undergarment once, drying before the fire, like mv sdiirt. 41 Miss," said I to a young lady in the room, 44 can you inform me what that outlandish thing is ?" 44 That,'' she answered, blushing, 44 is a shimmy set " She didn't think I heard her, when she muttered in a low tone, 4* I'll bet my old shoes that man isn't married !" A queer name, truly?that 44 shimmyset." should think shimmy-re.Tf or hang, would be a g(H?d deal more proper. Ten o'clock, as I live ; and church will com mence in half an hour. How can I ever get ready ? I shall have to wear the shirt as it is. As good luok would have it the bosom isn t wet, and as that's the only part ahown, it won't make a 44 diff of bitterence." A great practice?that of "putting the best on the out side. ' Bosoms are no exception?and whoean t?ll how many bosoms?bosoms white as the driven snow?("tis'nt every one has a good wash-woman) bosoms that rise and swell like the heaving of the ocean?(or a swell clerk) and cause real bosoms to swell ditto?are, whenyou search below?false as my wig, and fastened to the body by false strings ? Thank my stars, I never wore a false bosom, and I never will! W ell, at last I have got to church?but with a heart in which 41 augry passions rise," and in a state of mind very unfit for that holy place. Somehow the chime of the old bell don't sound as sweet as it is wont, and the singing of the choir, though always beautiful heretofore, seems but a hollow mockery. Ah ' when the heart is not right, how vain the hope of deriving pleasure from religion, or, indeed, anything else. What a cracked voice the minister has got! I declare, it reminds me of the broken wash bowl. Ah ! there's Miss Susan Gabble. Su san is a sensible sort of woman?rather old but then, she's not one of that sort, that neJe[ $T0"S old " There's a great deal of comfort in knowing that though a person may change outwardly, there's something lasting within, that defies even the ravages of tino And in the hour of death it must be sweet to know that you can leave behind you a name that can 44 never grow old." Susan dosen't belong to this class?very few do. Let me see; I've about come to the con clusion that I want a wife?if I don't marry, I'm afraid my name will grow eld the day I'm 4***?a? I am the Last of SHE WISELY STAB. Vkt) exoeifcmt FuallT New* Jcwul-a# tailing a greater variety <*ta*?l*lB<'"a*lB*(*aa ? be fonjU it uy other?4* f?MUhd <* ????? ? mmxmmmmI 1 H ?? ni Fiveeeptes ... VncrplM ..mm*, i ?? ~?weaty copies M QjT Cam, HT4IUHI til iiTmei. Single eepies (in wrapp?s)eea he psoee eA at the eonntCT. immediately after the tmi4 U paper. Prloa?'T*?** Cl*n. Post hastees who art a* agents wtll I a oommlttton of twenty per oaat. ' my noble family." thfe lut of three broth ere?all bachelor* to the last Tbi? ii oaa very serious objection to sing le blessedness?a fellow's came is apt to die away ; and on that recount I should advise no une to ba a bach elor -if kr can k'lp it. It wouldn't work well in the long ran; war* the workl?the mascalioe portten?one rait society of ? aha ken ' or bachelors, it woald be a world ef hypocrites?and the human family would of coarse die away Speaking of " Shaker* " I believe had I been a Shaker in my youth I should haTe been married long ere thia Mankind is averse to Wing fettered woman kind ditto; chain them down to rule# *ad rfj - ulations?make them pi tr? ehhrch si* times every Sunday?f -rbid intere un* between the sexes while young?and tbey re mighty %pt to kick in the traces, and overset the fondest wishes of their mistaken guardians 1 believ* J.MI see Miss Sasan dabble home after meeting. That's an awful lung-winded minister. I ve i great notion to throw my Hoot at him. I do hate long sermon? ; I'm a great lover of the 4-short and sweet" doctrine, and I believe that even a link of pleasure oaa be too 44 long drawn out " At last services are ended The last psalm is sung, the last prayer ia offered, the bene, iiction?there goes Su?an. 44 Now comes the tug of war." " Miss Gabble? Miss Suaar Uabble?allow me, my dear Madame, on account of the si militude of our ages?to?to?have the su preme felicity?to"? Why, what a look ! I guess she never apoke to a gentleman before. -4 Our a^es, indeed ? I'd have vou to know, -ir, that I'm not ao old aa to be obliged to wear fal?e hair, aud a talee aet of teeth, and ? 4> I don't wear a false bosom, plague take you ! nor a ootton bosom 7 1 "Home, sweet home.'' says Payne?and thus says Phumble. H <w dear to my heart is bachelor's hall, after the exhibition i have just had of woman < lack of aense' 6u:ao Gabble too old for me! just as if I didn't went a courtin' of her many and many a the night?five aud twenty yeara ago , (to mr -hame i tell it; just as if she wash I proud of me, and would have become Mrs. Phumble for the asking, and ju.-t as if she was as young now as she was five and twenty years ago Ob, .Susan?Susan Gabble; too well have you learned the ways tf the world?loo Weil have you learned to practice the deceit of your clas> of community But you ean't hide the wrinkles, Susan; they brand you ia the ftiCf as a liar?and the rose on your obeek like your would-be girlish actions?ia a* false .is yourrwelling cotton bosom? Ah. what tale-bearers these old women are' How soon the story of my wig went over the town. magnified and increased until I find out my teeth are falae. Told of it to my teeth, and tb?n bit to eA*u> the cud of my sol. itary fancies Well, well, I waa told I was in /pve' the other day; and that I'd get the mitten; (this was by a young tale-bearar? just beginning to ddvelope her natural pro pentities.) i was told, too. that I was d?ad, and that my apirit had communicated to thia world the astonishing fact, that the reason I was never married waa because I waa a vic tim of a coquette. Of oourae every word is true. How can I deny the atoriee of raspect able scandal mongers' But I will '-throw lown the glove" to these 44 re.cpeotable" old. do.. and to every story I eay. prove tt. Women are uuisancea?witu a few excep tions I look around my humble tenement, and I can't help congratulating myeelf on be ing free from th':r scandalising preeence Home, sweet, eweet home ' " Home ia where love la." says somebody. Whom have I to love' and echo answer? 41 whom'" but it does not an swer 14 what." Hurrah for the neuter gen - df r Here's a bachelor's solace?a bache lor's 14 how to make home happy," a good cigar [puff, puff'! float away, care and trou ble. float away, Susan Gabble, tale-bearers and scandle-mongers?all float away with the blue smoke. [Puff, puff'] I believe I am the most contented man in the wide world. Like Selkirk, 4* I am monarch of all I survey.'1 if I don't look out of the window. [ Puff, puff, puff'J I wouldn't be a married man for all the world! [Puff, puff ] And something seems to say, 44 Po you know the reason why Jack didn t eat his supper7" A Happy Home ?In a happy home there will be no fault-finding, no overbearing spirit ?there will be no peevishness, no fretfulness Unkindnesa will not dwell in the heart or be on tho tongue Oh. the tears, the sighs, the wasting of life and health, and strength and time?of all that ia moat desired in a hapnj home, occasioned merely by unkind woras. The celebrated Mr Wesley, remarked to this effect, namely, that fretting and scolding seemed like tearing the flesh from the bones, and that we have no more right to be guilty of this than we have to curse, or swear or steal. In a perfectly happy home all selfishness will be removed. Even as 44 Christ pleased not himself," so the members of a happy home will not seek first to please themselves, but to please each other. Cheerfulness is another ingredient in a hap py home. How much does a sweetness eman ating from a heart filled with love and kind ness, contribute to render a home happy How attracting, how soothing is that sweet cheer fulness that is borne on the countenance of a wife and mother. How the parent and ohild, the brother and sister, the mistress and servant, ! dwell with delight on those cheerful looks, those confiding smiles that beam from the eye, and burst from tho inmost soul of those who are near and dear. How it hastens the return of the father? lightens the care of the mother?renders it more easy for youth to resist temptation ' and drawn by the cords of affection, now it indu i ces them with living hearts to return to the parental roof. 0, that parents would lay this subject to heart, that by untiring efforts they would so far render home happy, that their children and dwmestics shall not seek for happiness in forbidden paths. New Style of Ecohomt.?A fair denizen of ''delighted Paris," whose extravagance borne rather hard upon ber husband's purse, was one uay taken to task by Lim for her want of economy. ?? I know what you say is true," replied tha repentant belle, "but what shall I do to reduea oar expenses ?" 44 Why, ma ohera," repled the husband, delighted with her submission, "you rida a great deal, why not take an omnibus occasion ally, instead of a carriage? that would save something.,' The wife agreed, and as her husband was gone, she rang for her maid " Marietta, call me a coach, that I may gat to the omnibus to go to the Madaleine. I am going to economise ? Two Bbtcki tw the Hat 1Sheridan and Fox staggered into the House of Commons one evening, after a heavy libatien of champagne and two or three rounds of billiards. One as serted that he couldn't see the Speaker, while the other made out two Speakers in the chair of that functionary Tho London reporters, ever on the alert fer news, considered this too good an item to pass unnoticed ; and the eireumstanee accordingly appeared in some ef tha morning paper*. TLe caricaturist of tha day, toe, equally on the alert, took up the subject, and apoatro phiied the affair thus : ?4 How's this, I see no Speaker, Dick,?do rou* What: see no Speaker? wby.dem'me. 1 see two!" |y Why would tying a slow hone to a poet seem to improve his paee? Because it would make kin fast.