Newspaper of Evening Star, February 28, 1856, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated February 28, 1856 Page 1
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VOL. VII. WASHINGTON. D. C.. THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 28. 1856. NO. 953. THE EVENING STAR, rCBI.IKHED EVERY AFTLKNUOS, (EXCEPT SUNDA.Y,) ji ?44 Sfr Buildings, ternt of Pin* ???**! *xct Ki*v**tk strut, By W. D. WALLACH, will be ?erved to subscribers by carriers at SIX AND A QUARTER CENTS, payable weekly to the Agents; pepen served In packages at 37# tests per month. To mail subscribers the sub scription price is THREE DOLLARS AND FIF WY CENTS a year i* 9d*a?ts, TWO DOLLARS for six mom on, and ONE DOLLAR for throe ao'rths; for leas than three months at the rate of oent* a week. JET SINGLE COPIES ONE CENT. 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, MB. Jan 21?lm ANTHONY BICHLY, UNDERTAKER, ??r ud Residence No. 303 Penn. avenne, ??nth side, between 9th and 10th sts., Having provided himself with ? n ELEGANT HE ARSE, t and all necessarr conveniences for! properly conduct ng bl? business, would respectfully inform the public that he is filly prepared to All all order* entrusted to him, at the shortest notice, and in the best manner. A large supply of READY-MADE COFFINS of all slies. alwa?s on band, which will be fur nished on the mo?t reasonable terms. As heretofore, no pains will be spared to give entire satisfaction on all occasions. N. B?Resid ng on tbe premises, orders will be promptly attended to at all hours feb 7-fy CO*FIH VTARKHOOMi fee. * WILLIAM PLANT * CO., UNDERVA* J ? KK IS?residence 119 Seventh street, "oetw^su 6 and H streets. Interment* procured In any ground orce os'.ery. oofins, Capu, Shrouds, Carriages. Hearse, and every article for Interments of the best quality furalshed at short r .;iice, on the most reasonable terms, and at all hours of the Right Having the exclusive right of Cramp's Patejt Corpse Preserver, we guarantee to keep the dead for any length of time. Jy 11?ly W1HS AND TOUPEES. CITIZENS AND STRANGERS ARE RE ' spwctfuliy Informed that the best assortment of WIGS and TOUPEES are to be found at HEARD'S HAIR DRESSING ESTABLISH MENT, and WIG MANUFACTORY, Sixth St. National Hotel. Wigs and Toupees made on the shortest notice. Also, a good assortment of Ladies Back Braids Just arrived from New York. dec 11?eo3m CLOT HI NO MADE TO ORDEK. Members of congress, citizens and strangers wishing to supply themselves with superior garments, made to order, are invited to examine our superior assortment of Doeskins. Cloths, Casslmeres. Silk. Satin and Velvet Vest 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, 3?2 Pa avenue, betnreen 9th and 10th streets. Also, 394 Pa. avenue, 3d door east of the Nattonal Hotel jan -J3? BOYfc' WINTER CLOTHING WE HAVE THIS DAY RECEIVED A large addition to our usually extensive assortment of first quality Boys' and Childrens' CLOTHING, whlcn 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 JACKETS Fine and common PANTALOONS 811k, Satin, and Merino VESTS White and colored SHIRTS UNDKRSHIRT* and DRAWERS CAPS, SUSPENDERS, HOSIERY, Ac., ie. Making our stock or Boys' and Chlidren'a Clothing very large and complete. WALLA STEPHENS, itt Pa. avenue, bet. 9th and 10th street, Jan 11 next to Iron Hail. ?t A ft "EXCELLENT 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 Doable Carbonized I XL. There are no tears shed while using one of these Razors. G FRANCIS, dec 31 490 Seventn at. GIFT bookstore: A GENERAL SELECTION OF STANDARD Gift and Miscellaneous BOOKS AND STATIONERY for sale at HlLBUSS MUSIC DEPOT,cor ner of Fa avenue and 11th street GREAT INDUCEMENT. EVERY PURCHASER RECEIVES A GIFT. Each article Is sold at the usual retail price, and for every dollar's a sealed envelope is drawn by the bnyvr. containing t e name of t>ome Siit, which is presented on the spct. Among tbe tfta are G^id Watches, Jewelry, Music, Fancy and Toilet Articles. Ac HILBUS MUSIC DEPOT. 4ac ??tr Corner Pa av. and 11th st. tl. SEME EN, Jeweler, ~ ~ 330 Ptnna atisvi, bttwen 9tk and 10th strttts. HAS RECEIVED AND OPEN ED THIS DAY' a magnificent assortrmnt of fine and rich Imported JEWELRY,snrhas Flor entine and Roman Mosaics, Italian Lavas and Corals, Garnets. Cameos, and a varl-< etv of richly chased Gold Jewelry or any dascrlp Uon, the very latest Also, a new lot of lne London and Geneva WATCHES, warranted timekeepers. FOR CHRISTMAS PRESENTS. A splendid assortment of fine Silverware. Pitch en, Castors, Creams, Goblets, Cups. Forks and Spoons, (sterling.) Fish, Cake and Pie Knives, Batter and Fruit Knives, Soupand Oyster Ladles. ft ? ? ? i ? U,. ??? Qrv/.rvn. 11BUAY A . Sugar and Cre?un spoons, Salt Cellars, Napkin Rings, etc., et3. SILVER PLATED WARE, ON ALBATA. Casio is. Baskets, Butterboats, Urne, Forks and 8poom PANCY ARTICLES. French Clocks, Dresden China Ornaments, la variety, Card Cases, Portmonnalej, Cigar Cases. And also a large assortment of SPECTACLE8 In Gold, Silver and Steel to suit every eve and age; Eye Glasses, Coiigresa Specs, and Opera Glasses. We take pleasure In showing our good* to ad. whether purchasers or cot. Ail our goods are warranted as ^presented, and will be soid at the lowest possible* price trr Jewelry and Silverware made to order: Diamond* remounted; Gold Pens re pointed, und Engraving on Stone executed at short not Ire. CbJDno meters and aj^klnds of fine V/atones and Musical Boxes put in perfect order at short cotlcc. H SEMKEN, Jeweler, 330 ha avenue, between 9th an<P 10th sts. *ml??f M A K K I A It t HDIDB. DR. YOUNG'S POCKET JESCULAPIU8; Or, Every One his ewn Physician: Being observations on marriage Medically and Philosophically considered, as MANHOWD'S EARLY DECLINE, with dl rectlons for Its perfect cure. Being a Confidential Silent Friend and Private Adviser; follewed by Observations on the Treatment of Venereal Dis ease*. Gonnorrhara. Gleet, Strictures, Ae ; Illus trated with Cases Plates, and Diagram*, from Dr YOUNG'S PRIVATE PRACTICE?to be oonsulted without exposure, and with assured confidence of success Oaljr 25 cents. For sale by the Agent, A LEX. ADAMSON, on Seventh st . opposite Poet Oflce. dec 'J4?3m? JONAS P. LEVY, IlirORTlt AND L IA LIB IS wines, LiQooiio, cigars, and fine GROCERIES, General Commiision h Forwarding Merchant INSURANCE AND BILL BROKER, No 474 Pa av, two doors below U.S. Hotel. Washimstoh Citv, D. C. N. B.?-Country Merchants are requested to give me a call before purchasing elsewhere. ee H-ly A TARE NOTICE LL W HO WISH TO KEEP WARM AND take care of their health will do welltoeall at LANE'S, who has a full stock of warm Under shirts and Drawers, Socks, Gloves, Mufflers, and Robes and Shawls, and will sell them cheap for - Mb at LANE'S Genie Famishing Store, Pa. avaaae. JM? new york hats. f WISH ALL GENTLEMEN WHO ARE IN 1 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 cash have the benefit of cash, and are not charged twenty-five per cent, extra profit to offtet bad debts. u?e very beet and most fashionable OR ESS hats, at S3 50, equal to any usually sold at S5, &nd the bent S3 Hat south of New Vork: and a * and fashionable Hat, S? 50. j f ^PP1^of hlackand brown F E LT H ATS, 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 skin sewed BOOTS, warranted French calf, or no sale, which I offer for the un precedented low price of S3 #2#. I have shown them to competent Judges, who pronounce them to be the best Boots for the price in the United States. I also havea splendid sewed UAITER BOOT made of the very best French calf skin patent leather, ail of the latest style, for S3 50. Competition is out of the question. All I ask is for^entlemen to com? and see for themselves Terms positively cash. dec <*?eo3m Dgutta fercha teethT R. O. MUNSON, AT 310 PA. AVENUE, is mounting Teeth on a Gutta Percha Base. Also, with Allen's pat-; ent continuous Gum, combining beau ty. strength and cleanliness. Dr. M. is determined io keep pace with every Improvement in Dentistry, and will strive to please and profit his patrons. *KFKKKXCI: p. D. Gurley, D D. Hon R H Glllet, J. G. Blnney, D D. Hon. S A Douglas. B Sunderland, D D Dr R P Patteraon, H R. Schoolcraft, Esq. Dr RH Coolidee, Hon. C Mason. Dr. Thomas Miller. Hon. A O P Nicholson, And the Medical Faculty of Georgetown Col Ie?e- nov 23?tf GUTTA FERCHA TEETH. THK UNDERSIGNED HAVE BEEN IN rf;. habit of sending onr patrons to Dr COS* B ? , formerly of Richmond, Virginia, for Den tal operations for a number of years, and take pleasure in recommending him to the citi- 1 xens of Washington as the best tooth extractor and dental operator that we have ever met with He Inserts teeth upon every plan that is practised in the United States B. W. Tories, M. D. John r Miller, M. D. G. F. Chamb?rtin, M. D., DD8. tramnei P. Brown, H. D. -? ? - B. M. Francisco. M. D. OUre over Ford A Bro.'s, No. 290, corner of 11th street and Pa avenue. nov 47 8m* TAYLOR JBllOTHERS. T^HE 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 flne*t instruments, as regards workmanship and bril liancy of tone, that they have ever listened to. This beautiful Instrument, In con*equence of being a sample Piano, and sent to ns on sale, we are enabled to offer at the low price of f25<> We will give a written guarantee with the Instrument. Al?o, aiways on hand, Pianos from the lonr* 0# tnbllshed firms of Hallet, Davis A Co , Boston: Knabe, 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 Geo. P. Hoidman. M. D. A. V. Payne. M D, DI?.S James Brj-?Dt, M ;> r. H. Harris, M. D. Wythe Tlnslay, M D THE CONTRACTOR'S ROOK.?One large folio volume, containing large colored work Ing drawings of tools and machine*, with bills of timber and iron ; also tables and data for cost of earth and other works, by George Cole, Civil En glner Price *5. Just published. FRANCK TATLOR. MORE NEW liOOOS JOHN H. SMOOT, NO. 119 SOUTH SIDE Bridge street, near High, Georgetown, D. C , has received an additional supply of Fail aud Winter GOODS, making his assortment very complete. 1 In his stock will be found a lrst rate assort ment of? Ladles' Dress Goods Black Moire Antique Silks Moire Antloue Cloak and Dress Trimmings Rich striped and Moire Antique Sash and Bonnet Ribbons Swiss and Cambric Bands, Collars and Sioevee 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. desirable and cheap purchasers WU1 find it to their advantage to call before (setting <*? H. SMOOT. Laitsd States Pateat Office, | Washington, Feb 13. 1S36.J OV1 rn ww ?? nwrw*?. " ' ^ cO. 1 ?J ? i 5JU. 1 ??TIT'ON OF MICHAEL B DY OT T, of Philadelphia, Pa , praying for the extension of a patent granted to him for an im provement in Cl Lamps for essential oils," for H#V0fl YMrt fmm tka u ? rnormiai our/' ror >'?V" from th? expiration of said pateut, winch takes place on the thirtieth day of May! Itis ordered that the said petition be heard at the Patent Otficeon Monday, the 19th'day of Mav next, at 12 o'clock m ; and all persons are'notlfl3[ to appear and show cause, if any they have, why said petition ought not to be granted IVrmni nnnn.1 tin r t ka imlaM I ? ? ? . m . r iwwcgiami-u, Persons opposing the extension are required to e in the Patent Offlce their objections, specially '""Ail WTi.lln?, at least twenty days before ?? ieasi twenty days before / k h?LrinK i 111 testimony filed by either party to be ufu*d at tbe said hearing must be taken ^ accordance with the rules or ? which will be furnished on application In the case will be closed on the May, 1836; depositions and other pa pers relied upon as testimony must be filed in the offlce on or before the morning of that day: the ar any, within ten days thereafter. fhl ifni ial??.'iJbatthl8 notlc<,t* published in the U nl on, I ntelllgencer and E ven i ng Star, Wash - lngton. D C.; Republican. Baltimore Maryland : Peunsylvanlan, Philadelphia, Pa ; and Journal NeW \ork' New Yorki ?*?? for three successive weeks previous to the 19th day of May next, the day of hearing CHARLES MASON, u c m ^on,m'8?loner of Patents. r. * ?Editors of the above papers will please copy, and send their bills to the Patent Offlce with a paper containing this notice. ' f-b 14 ?lawSw 6 tOLl.nBIA MARKET, i-.u a cotH-r of 13lA it. r hahlks mallard has opened the u-.? ace for the keeping and sale of Pork, ? Pou^trV. Butter, Lari, together with Game, Frulu ana Vegetablee In all its sea eons. n*V alxteen years experience In a neLoborlng cTty, fiatters hlnuelf that he will be !.le.In? P a choice selection of PROVISIONS P*' bV moderate charges and attent,on to tbe wants of his cus jTaf-rA? ,re ?,""r P""1' awu?d**?"0*YPISIO BY A LADY. >, REDMOND HAVING added jva. to her new rooms a beautiful Skylight. >nd Operator, ^one of the best in i ! nfi * ,nten<? not to have her Pictures If equalled, in the United States. PIC rL RES pu up in Embossed Caees for Fifty Ceari, such as are usually sold elsewhere for one dollar. Particular attention paid to Copying Deiruerre otvpes, Oil Paintings, ac., Ac. P> K ueKuern Mrs. R . solicits the patronage of the Ladles oar ticularlj. Cy Rooms?401 Seventh street, west tween H and T Jan Sl-tf hats:?uati: NEW YORK WINTER STYLES OF Bee be, Leary, Genin, with other ft^h iouable Geutlemen's Dress HATS, a full and complete assortment at LANE'S Hat, Cap And Gent's Fur a. Store, 431 Pa. avemoe decS?tf ft PANOS FOR SALE OR REWT.?New and second hand Pianen from the be,t>-^5rsiya man factories, at moderate and conve-pF J" r|| nlent terms for sale; second hand Pianos tana la exchange, and tuning pianos attended to at No 498 Eleventh street, above Pa. avenue F. C. R EI CHEN BACH, np b?6ia?ottTu&Tfc* OFFICIAL. ttl Thkasuet Dipaktmxnt, Deo. 1, 1806. Notice is 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 1849, 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 1860, commonly called Texas-ln- j demnity stock, a premium of six per cent.; and for stock of the loan of 1846, redeemable on the j 1'2'h November, 1846, if received at the Treasury prior to the 1st day of January next, a premium of'2)( percent.; if received 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 mmey to reach the seller. Certificates transmitted to this Department un der the present notice should be duly assigned to the United States (with the current half year's In terest, if sent prior to the 1st of January next) by the party entitled to receive the purchase money. Payment for these stock* will be made by drafts upon theasslstant treasurers at Boston, New York, or Philadelphia, as the parties entitled to receive the money may direct. JAMES GUTHRIE, dec 3?dtJunel Secretary of the Treasury. M. P. HOOVER, Iren Hall Bee?,Shee and Trank Establish* ?sent, 1HAVE THIS DAY RECEIVED FOR LA dies', Gents', Misses', and Children's, SNOW OVER SHOE8, Gum Boots.] Gosslmer and Sandals Also, Buckskin | lined Shoes, double sole and water-proof Boots, all of which I will sell low for oesh. All in want please call and examine for your selves. S P HOOVER, Iron Hall, bet. 9th aad 10th sts , Pa. av. Jan 10 EUREKA! T11E SECRET DISCOVERED. Gibbs'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 head, and having succeeded in producing a wash which hundreds of the cltl zeus of Washington are ready to testify as unfeli ln" in its results, it Is recommended to tue public with a full conviction of its permanent and beau tifying effects, both as a strengthener and a restor ative, while it is warranted In all cases to stop I the hair from falling out. For sale wholesale and retail at J H GIBBS' Hair Dressing Establish ment, Willarda' Hotel, and at his Hair Manufac tory, 308 Penn avenue, between ?:h and 10th sts. feb 11?eolm* CHAFING DISHES, PLATE WARMERS, tec. 1HAVE JUST OPENED ANOTHER LOT of Block Tin Chafing Dishes, with high and low Covers, varying In sires from 10 to 30 Inches, which 1 will sell at very low prices. Aleo, in stnre, Japanned Plate Warmers, Teble Cutlery. Britannia Ware; China, Glass A Cro-k ery; Plated Goods; Bronze and Iron Goods; Wil low Ware; Painted Tin Goods; Brushes; Fancy Goods; Gas Fixtures, Ac. Being desirous of reducing my stock prepara tory to the receipt of my spring goods 1 will offer those In want or Housekeeping articles strong In ducements to buy. An examination of Goods and price* is solicited C W.BOTELER. feb 10-eoflt I on Hall. CHEAP PIANOS FOR SALS OR KENT very low 1 second-hand Piano for 826 * FTTTtT? 1 do do 837 1 do do 860 1 do do flue tone and finish, full seven octaves male by Rosenkrantz, for 8'<J60 1 made by Knabe, Gaehle A Co., seven octave, new Piano, retail price8375, we offer for 8'JHO. ALso, on hand always a superior stock of Pian os from Hallett, Davis A Co., and Bacon A Ra ven's Manufactories. Remember the Great Music and Piano Store of JOHN F ELLIS. febitt 306 Pa av., between ith and H'thste. CLOCKS. For a good honest clock always go to FRANCIS, on 7th street His Clocks cannot be excelled, and his prices will not fright en you. He tries every one thoroughly, himself, ana those who buy of him are sure to get a good one or have their money refunded. jan 'M UNITED STATES MAIL. MISSISSIPPI. Post Offick Drpahtmknt, ( February V5, 1866 ) Proposals for carrying the mail of the United States from the July 1. 1836, to June 30, IP58, Inclusive, on the following route. wHl be received at the Contract Otiice of the De partment, until 3 p m , of April 30 next, to be de cided by the 7th cf May following : 7484?From Charleston, Miss., by Mouth of Cold Water, Mitchell's Cross Reads Mound Place. Moor's Bayou, and Swan Lake, to Helena, Ark., 75 miles and back, once a week Leave Charleston Monday at 7 a m, Arrive at Helena next day by 9 pm; Leave Helena Wednesday at 7 am; Arrive at Charleston next day by 9pm NOTE. Proposals must be guarantied by two responsi ble persona, certified to as such by a postmaster or judge of a couit of record; and contract must be entered Into by the successful bidder, with surety, before the 1st of July next. No pay will be made for tripe not performed, and for each of such omissions not satisfactorily explained three times the pay of the trip may be deducted. For arrivals so far behind time as to break connexion with depending mails, and not suf&clently excused, one-fourth of the compensa tion for the trip Is subject to forfeiture. Fines will be Imposed, unless the delinquency be promptly and satisfactorily explained. for neg lecting to take the mall from or into a post office, for suffering It to be Injured, destroyed, robbed, or lost; and for refusing, after demand, to convey the mall as frequently as the con tractor ruas, or Is concerned in running, vehi cles on the route The Postmaster General may annul the contract for repeated failures to ran agreeably to contract, for disobeying the post of fice laws or Instructions of the department, or for assigning the contract without the assent of the Postmaster General. The Postmaster General mav alter the schedule. He may also order an Increase of service on the route by allowing there for a pro rata Increase of the contract pay. He

may also curtail or discontinue tke service In whole or hi part, at pro rm* decrease of pay, If he allow one month's extra compensation on the amount of service dispensed with. The bids should be addressed to the Second Assistant Post master General, superscribed " Proposals for No 7484, Mtstissijpi*' For further particulars see pamphlet advertisement for conveying the mails in Alabama. Mississippi. Ac., of 1854 and 1856. JAMES CAMPBELL, feb 36?law4w Postmaster General. MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY MICHAEL NOUR8E, A?ki?t, No. 461 TKxr ttentk strett west. PREMIUM FROM 1 TO 5 PER CENT. ON amount Insured, according to age, Ac.; pay able one half cash, one-half in note?annual div idend to the Insured, after the 3d year, 60 per ct. feb 511?Tt6m THE BOSTON AMERICAN ALMANAC for 1866 received this day. jan II FKANCK TAYLOR. PERFUMERY AND TOILET GOODS, cheap, at JOHN F. ELLIS'S. feb 16-tr AGENCY OP TUB Keystone Insurance Co. of Philadelphia. Capital $300,000! Annual report for the year ending January 1,1S56. Ascet* of the Company, consisting of Bonds and M ortgages on unencumbered real es tate $110,804 00 Stoc*sof other Corporations, worth par 45.6*J0 00 Ca?h on hand 21,356 30 Bills receivable, consisting of Marine notos and short loans 838 943 70 Stock notes 814,396 00 51,330 70 8218.420 00 Whole receipts for premlutiM during the year SU2.S12 06 Paid for losses and expenses during the year 71,133 04 P M MORI ART V, President. J. MORRIS THOMPSON, Secretary Risks changed from other companies to this No charge for policy fee. Enquire at the office of J. E. Kendall, over R. Morrow s Exchange Office, first door West of W. B. Todd's hat store on Pennsylvania avenue. fob 7?3m david MYERLE, Agent. CHAUNCEY WARH1NKH, WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER. ND DEALER IN FINE WATCHES JEW ELRV and SILVERWARE, wouldrespect fully solicit the attention of those 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, FINE JEWELRY, SILVER SPOONS, GOB LETS, CU PS, FORKS, Ac., for sale at N. York prices. The Chronometer, Daplex, Lever, Cylinder, Repeating, Muslcr.l and other WATCHES re paired Also, JEWELRY. Ac. No 379 Pa. avenue, between 8th and 7th streets, Brown's Hotel Building, sign of the GOLDEN WATCH, Jan 28?3m Washington, D. C. A 9 .1 BUY AND SELL FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC EXCHANGE; FURNISH DRAFTS On all Part? of United States and Europe; COLLECT DRAFTS On all parts of United States and Europo; DRAW BILLS ON IRELAND FOR Jfcl OR UPWARDS; BUY AND SELL BONDS, STOCKS, A OTHER SECURITIES; NEGOTIATE TIME PAPKH. Investment paying 10^ and ever, far sale. LAND WARRANTS We are at all times Purchasing, and have for Sale, LAND WARRANTS of ail denominations. Warrants located in Iowa, Wisconsin, or Minnesota. CHUBB BROTHERS, jan 23-tf Bankers, opposite the Treasury. SEASONABLE GOODS. JOHN H SMOOT, No 11# BRIDGE ST , Georgetown, D. C., has received the following SEASONABLE GOODS: I case (1100 yards) perfectly undressed Shirting Cotton, manufactured to order, am can be re commended, at 12K cts 1 case (1050 yards) undressed and extra heavy do. at lt% cU 1 case New York and Bates Mills do. 5-4 bleached and brown Sheeting Cotton 10 4 and 12-4 do. do. Richardson's and Barklie'* Shirting Linens Sheeting and Pillow-case Linens Damask Table Linens, Bird's Eye A Huckaback White Brllllante, Cambrics and Plaid Muslins Plain blue, pink, buff and mode colors Mousella de Laines French Worked Collars and Seta, with other Seasonable Goods Wishing to make room for Sp"ir? Goods, every description of W inter Goods will be offered at very rtducd print for catk, >r to prompt cus tomers. [feb 13J JOHN H. SMOOT. United States Patent Office, Washington, Feb 25,1356. ON THE PETITION OF EL1SHA FOOTE. of Seneca Falls, New * oik. praying for the extension of a patent granted to him on the 26th day of May, 18W, for an improvement in ?? regulating the draught In Stoves," for seven years from the expiration of said patent, which takes piaea on the 20th day of May. 1^56: It is ordered, that the pet.tlon be heard at the Patent Office on Monday, the 12th of M ay next, at IS o'clock m ; and all persons are notified to ap pear and show cause. If any they have, why said pe.ition ought not to be granted. Persons opposing the extension are required to file in the Patent Office their objections, specially set forth In writing, at least twenty d?y* before the day of hearing; all testimony filed by either party to be used at the said hearing must be taken and transmitted in accordance with the rules of the office, which will be furnished on application The testimony in the case will be closed on the 2nd day of Mav; depositions and other Dapers relied upon as testimony must be filed In the of fice on or before the morning of that dav; the ar guments if any, within ten days thereafter. Ordered, also, that this notice be published In the Union. I ntelligencerand Evening Star, Wash ington^ C.; Republican, Baltimore: Pennsyl vanlan. Philadelphia, and Journal of Commerce, New York, once a week for three successive weeks previous to the 13th dav of May next, the day of hearing. CHARLES MASON, Commissioner of Patents. P. S?Editors of the above papers will Please copy, and send their bills to the Patent Office, with a paper containing this notice, feb *5?law3w UNITED STATES COURT OF CLAIMS. CARD?THE UNDERSIGNED, JOHN C. DEVEREUX, of New York city, and M. THOMPSON, of Washington, D C., Attornevs and Counsellors-at law, are associated for the legal prosecution of claims for creditors of Gov ernment, in the Court of Claims Thev will co operate In immediate and careful attention to business matters at W asbington which may be entrusted to their care by gentlemen of the profession and claimants in the city of New * ora, or el?ewhere in any part of the Union. They may be consulted at any time, personally or by letter, either at New York or Washington. Particular information as to claims which have been at any time before Congress or Departments can be furnished at onoe upon application by the parties interested. JOHN C. DEVEREUX, No 00 Broadway, corner of Wall street, New York city. M. 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Or more or leas contracted ; and It *eem'd A9 h??, who shoWd mast patience in his loot. Walling, exclaimed, l can endure nomoie .' " f he conclusion that ho alluded to a crowded Jersey stage load is irresistible. A man with long legs, on a back seat, in one of these ve hicles, suffers like a snipe shut up in a snuff boff. for this reason, the loug-Legged man should sit on the front seat with the driver; there, like the hen-turkey over a hundred eggs, " he can spread himself'" Thewriter sat alongside of the driver one morning just about the break of day, as the stage drove out of Blackberry ; he was a through passenger to Squash Point. It was a very cold morn ing In order to break the ice "for a conver sation. he praised the five points of the off horse ; the driver thawed. " Yaas. she's a good boss, and I knows how to trive him.:' It was evidently a case of mixed breed. " Where is Wood, who used to drive tLis stage ?" " He he's laid up mit tec rumatii, sit aence yester week, und 1 trives for him. So ' 1 went on reading a newspaper A fellow passenger, on a baok seat, not having the fear of murdered English on hie hands, coaxed the Dut?h driver into a long conversation, much to the delight of a very pretty Jersey blue belle, who laughed so merrily that it was con tagious; and in a few minutes, from being like unto a conventicle, we were as wide awake as one of Christy's audience*. By aun rise wo were in excellent spirits, up to all sorta of fun, and when, a little later, our stage stopped at the first watering-place, the driver found himself the centre of a group of treaters to the distilled juice of apples It's just as easy to say " apple jack,'' and be done with it, but the writer being very anxious to form a style, cribs fr ?m all quarters. The so-oft repeated expression -'juice of the grape'* b:?a been for a long time on his hands, and wish ing to work it up, he would have done it in khiscase, only he fears the skepticism of hi. reaiers. By courtesy they may wink at the poetical license of a reporter of a public din ner, who calls turnip juice and painted whis key "juice of the grape," but they wouldo t allow the existence, for one minute, of such application to the liquors of a Jersey tavern. It's out of place. " Here's a package to leave at Mrs Scud der s?the third hou.-e on the left hand (*ide after you get into Jericho What do you charge?'' asked a man who seemed *o know the driver "Pout a lefly." answered he. Receiving the silver, he gathered up the reins, and put the square package in the stage-box Just as he started the horses, he leaned his head out of the stage, and looking back to the man who gave him the bundle, shouted out the question, " Ter fird haus on ter left hand eut of Yeriko?" The man did'nt hear him, but the driver was satisfied. On we went at a pretty good rate, considering how heavy the roads were Another tavern, more watering, more apple jack. Another long stretch of sand, and wa were nearing Jericho. " Auuy potty know der Miss boulter hau??" asked the driver, braciug his feet on the maii b8g which lay in front of him, and screwing his head round so aa to face in. There aeemcd to be a consultation going on inside the stage ?41 don't know nobody o' that name in Jer icho, do you, Lishe-"' asked a weather beaten looking man, who evidently " went by water, ' of another one, who apparently went the same way. "There was old Squire tiow a da'ter, ahe married a Seudder, and moved up here aom* 1 two years back. Come to think on't, guesa i aho lives nigher to Glasshouse,answered Lishe. The driver, finding he could get no light out of the passengers, seeing a tall raw-boued woman wu*hiug some clothes in front of a bouse, and who flew out of sight as the stage flew in. handed me the reins as he jumped from his seat, and chased the fugitive halloo ing. "I fe got der small pox, I'le got der?.:' Here his Voice was lost as be dashed into the open door of the house But in a minute he re-appeared, followed by a broom with en ruged woman annexed, and a loud voice shout ing out: " You git out o' this ! clear yourself quick er. I aint going to have you diseasing hon est folks, if you have got the small pox!" "I dells you I've got der small pox. Ton't you verateh 1 der small pox !" This time he shouted it out in capital letters " Clear out! I'll call the men folks, if you don't clear!" and at once ahe shouted, in a tip-top voice, " Iko! you Ike', where air you ?" Ike made his appearance on the full run. " W-what's the matter, mother ?" Miss Seudder his mother! I should have been as shocked as I was on my first visit to New Jersey, if I had not a key to this. "That's a very pretty girl, I said, on that occasion, to a Jerse.vman. " Who is she ?" "She's old Miss Perrine's da'ter,'1 waa the reply. I looked at the innocent victim of man's criminal conduct with commisseration. " What a pity !" I remarked. " Not such a very great pity," caid Jersey, eyeing me rather severely. " I reckon old man Perrine's got as tig a cedar swamp as you, or I either, would like to own." " Her grandfather you speak of? ' " No, I don't, I'm talking 'bout her father; he that married Abe Simm's da'ter, and got a power o: land by it; and that gal, their da'ter, one of these days will step right into them swamps." " Oh !" I replied, " Mrs Perrine's daugh ter," accenting the "Missus.*' " Missus or Miss, it's all one in Jersey," he answered. Knowing this, Ike's appeal was intelligible. To proceed; the driver, very angry by this time shouted : " I dell you oncst more, for der last dime, I'fe got der small pox, unt Mishter Ellis he gifa me a leffy to gif der small pox to Miss Scutter, und if dat vrow ia Mits bcutter, I bromiaed to gif her ter small pox." It was Miss Scuddor, and I explained to her that it was a box he had for her. The af fair was soon settled. aa regarded delivery; but not as regarded tho laughter and shouts of the occupants of the old atage coach, as we rolled away from Jericho The driver joined in, although he had no earthly idea aa to ita cause, and added not a little to it by saying, in a triumphant tone of voice : ? I voayount to gif ter old vornans ter small ty Emerson, as a lecturer, has just three characteristics. They are the homeliest per sona, the ugliest delivery, and the best com position of any man in the country. Nature, if she were to try a thousand and one times, could create no otheffhan Emerson as his parallel. That forehead!?evify one knows it to be an inch and a half high! A little back, where the " reflective faculties" should be, you will find more of aeriVlty than promi nence. As a friend auggesle, nature express ly designed that Emerson ahould be a living proof of the falsity of phrenology as aaoienoe. B^The old line Demoorata in Virginia oall themselves "Tight Berks," while in New York they are " Hard Shelli." (? THE WEEKLY ST Ah. It raallv u4 Nawe j< telnlag a greater variety at tatareatlag waila* ?bai ?u he found la uy other?la pcbTUhed on Baftw An i ?i ?? ? Flu wvM'H Tea ooplee ??.%?% ? (> Twenty copiee ? ET Cass, hmuam.t m aavan?a. Single ooplee (In wrapper*) can Mpn at the eonntar. tmneAlatety after the lama of U. paper. Price?Twnaa C*?Te. PoiTHiiTin who art as agents will be allowe a commission of twenty per oast. A Bunaway Steamer. An eocentric hut most amusing cruise was recently made by a steam tow boat in the waters of Southampton harbor, in England, the particulars of which are related by a eor respondent who was an eye witness of the whole affair It seem* that the Belmont, ? regular steam tug, had t*ken in tow the ship Walter Hood, bound from Southampton to Australia. Ou reaching the lower bay the sails were set on board the ship, and at the same time the tow boat oast her off with the iutention of returning to Southampton for an other vessel ; but by some accident the ship ran into the steamer a violent eraah followed, and in the confusion all hands, including the captain and cook of the latter, jumped on board the sailing vessel, leaving their boat in charge of a dog and two eats?a strange craw for a steam-going craft. But her ?team was up, and after a succession of plunging* and crashings she succeedcd in shaking herself clear of the ship, and the next moment wu seen ''going it nlone,' starting off at a terrtfie -peed, and in anything but the right direc tion. For a few moments her captain and craw, engineer and all, were struck with dismay ; the long tiller of her rudder was seen dashing wildly to aud fro, while the fierce barking of the dog. who evidently knew little of naviga tion or steering, rendered the scene at oace absurd and terrific?ludicrous and frightful. Meanwhile the captain of the steamer, having reeovcred his presence of mind and compo sure, obtained a small boat, and with his men started in pursuit of his absconding eraft, hat ere he was well nnder way aha had altered her course, and from some caase or other came round and set out for the point whence she bad started, tbns making or describing a complete circle. The men bent lustily to their oars, but the chased steamer dodged, shied and circulated about ra the moat erratic man ner, the dog keeping up an inceasant barking and howling as though endeavoring in this way to head her off or bring her to reason. Soon she shot off in a new direction, and now made direotly for a light-ship in the outer harbor. Here the men on the look-out de scried her position, and having manned their own boat also started in pursuit. The raoa now became truly exciting, the oourae of the steam tug becoming more and more uncertain as her helm shifted to and fro at the sport of the waters of the channel. By this time, how ever, she had nearly run her race, her steam w&i getting low. and at length her speed gradually diminished, her paddles stopped, and she ultimately gave in from sheer exhaus tion. I ne crew from the light-ship were the fir.U to biard her, her owu crew coming up about twenty minutes after. She was at length got into working order and brought safely into Southampton dock, where she was sentenced to undergo complete repairs after her frolic. It is said that the crew were fully justified in leaving her as they did, she being in imminent peril of going down. How to Stop the Braying of a Donkey M. Hue. in his Travels in China, relates the following amusing story " In 1?4U, we were once making a journey in a wagon in the province of Pekin. Our equipage was under the guidance of one of our catechists and old sohoulmaater, mounted on a magnificent aas, so full of ardor and agil ity that the two mules who oompleted our team had all the difficulty in the world to keep up with him. This ass, however, was so filled with the s?nse of hit own superiority, and so proud of it. that whenever he became aw are of the presence of any of hit brethren, let them be at ever ao great a distance. ha never faiicd to begin boasting of it in such loud and sonorous tones that his folly became quite insupportable. When we got to an inn, instead of trying to rest himself, this indefat igable beast passed the whole night in prac ticing bis music ; and there appeared to ba something so peculiarly provoking in the tones of hia voice that all the as?ei within hearing, influenced, it would teem, by tha power of some magnetic fluid, were quite sura to respond in a magnificent bravura, ao that, altogether, it became impoasible to cloae our eyes. Cue evening when our catechist was vaunting the qualities of his asa, we oould not help interrupting him. 'Your ass,'said we, ' is an abominabTe brute. During the whole journey he has prevented our getting a wink of sleep.' * Why did you not tell me bo be fore '' said the catechist; ' I would soon hava stopped his singing.' As the ancient achool mnster was somewhat of a wag, and indulged occasionally in a small joke, we took little notice of hia- reply , but that night we slept quite soundly. * Well, did the ass make a noise last night,' said he, whan we met in the morning. 'Perhaps not; at all events we certainly did not hear him ' ' No, no ; I think not ; I saw to that before I went to bed. Y'iu must have noticed.' be continued. ' that when an asa is going to bray he always begina by raising bis tail, and he keeps it extended horiaontally as long as the song lasts. To en sure his silence, therefore, you have only to tie a large stone to the end of his tail so that he cannot raise it.' We smilad, without re ply, thinki; g this another piece of pleasan try ; but he cried 'Come now and see . yon can easily convince yourselves ' And accord ingly we followed him to the oourt-yard, whero we beheld, sure enough, the poor asa with a large stone attached to his tail, and with the air of having entirely lost hia aocus tamed spirits. His eyes were fixed on the ground, his ears hung down, his whole ap pearance denoting humility and dejection. We felt quite compassionate towards him. and begged his master to untie the stone directly; and as soon as ever he felt bis musical appen dage at liberty, the creature raited first hia bead, then his ears, then hia tail, and at last b gan to bray with all bis wontai enthusi asm. ' An anecdote is told of Finney, the re vivalist, and a canaller, to the following ef fect: He was " holding forth" in Rochester, and in walking along the canal one day cama across a boatmau who waa swearing furiously Going up be confronted him, and abruptly aSkdd . ?? " Sir do you know where you are ^>i?g Toe unsuspecting boatman innooeutly re plied that he was going up the canal on tha boat ''Johnny Sands " ??No, air, you are not." continued Finney, you are going to hell faster than a canal boat can convey you The boatman looked at him in astonish ment for a minute, and then returned the question? " Sir, do you know where you are going V' ?' I expect to go to heaven . ??No, air, you are going in tk* canal Aud suiting the action to the word, took Finney in hia armi and toaaed him in the murky watera, where he would have drowned hai not the boatman relented and fished him out. Kuropean ksowledgk or America ?The London correspondent ot the New \ork Tri bune saya in his last letter: ' As an umusing proof of the fact that the European papers do not understand America, I mention the blun der of the Emancipation Beige congratulating the State of Ohio on having elected a negro Governor of the Commonwealth, the Belgian journalist having attached a literal sense to tha political designation and nickname of ''black republican:'" but the Timaa ia no mora accu rate when, seeing in the despatches an nsoount ofaome scattering votes on the ballots for Speaker, it seriously speaka of Mr Scattering among tha candidates for the speakership." lyThe man who taught weathereocks to crtw, left for the West on Thursday. Ha talks of buying the Rocky Mountains, an^ moving them to tha great depart of Sahara,