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

Newspaper of Evening Star dated March 4, 1856 Page 1
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VOL. VII. WASHINGTON, D. C.. TUESDAY. MARCH 4, 1856. NO. 957. THE EVENING STAB, WBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON, (EXCEPT SUNDAY,) At ?*s Sif BuildtifS.temtr of Ptnntflm?i* MMM and Eitvmtk Hfiil, B j W. D. WALLACE, Will be served to subscribers by carrier* at SIX AND A QUARTER CENTS, peytble weekly to the Agent*: papers ?erred in packages at 37# cents per month. To mall subscriber* the aab ?orlptlon price is THREE DOLLARS AND FIF BY CBN TS t year m? *dva?c*, TWO DOLLARS for ?tx moot ha, and ONE DOLLAR for three months; for lew than three months at the rate of |?J{ cent* a week. Cy SINGLE COPIES ONE CENT. COFFIN WAREROOn, toe. J WILLIAM PLANT A CO., VND8RVA ? KBRS?resldsao?4I8 Seventh meet, between 9 and H streets I nterments procured' r any ground ?roeatetery. Co Mas, Caps, Shrouds, Carriages, Bearae, and rrery article for interment* of lh? beat quality fjra'.shed at short notice, on the most reasonable terms, and at all hours of the light Harlne the exclrslve rl^ht of Crump's Patent Corpse Preserver, we guarantee to keep the " fer any length of time. jy II?'T \?k WltiS AND TOUPEES. CITIZENS AND STRANGERS ARE 1E speatfrlly Informed that the bsst assortment of WIGS and TOUPEE* are to be found at HEARD'S HAIR DRESSING ESTABLISH MENT, and WIG MANUFACTORY, Sixth at. National Hotel. Wigs and Toupaai made on the shortest noQoe. Also, a good assortment of Ladles Back Braids fast arrived from New York. dec 11?eoGm CLOTHING MADE TO ORDER. Members op congress, citizens and strangers wishing to supply themselves with superior garments, madetoorder are Invited ts extmlne oar superior assortment of Doeskins, Cloths, Casalmeres. Silk, Satin and Velvet Vest tngs, all of which has been selected with an espe cial view to the wants of our customers, which wewlil make to meavire In a manner Inferior to ?on*, at much cheaper rates than the usual city prices WALL A STEPHENS, 3tt Pa. avenue, between Oth and 10th streets. Also, 304 Pa. avenue, 3d door east of the Nattonal Hotel Jan tt? <11 FT BUOEITORE! AGBNERA1. SELECTION OF STANDARD Gift and Miscellaneous BOOKS mMlWi AM J STATIONERY for sale at CM1M1 HlLSUSS MUSIC DEPOT.cor ner of Pa avenue and 11th street GREAT INDUCE ME yT. BVBRY PURCHASER RECEIVES A GIFT. Bach article Is sold at ths usual retail price, and for every dollar's purchase a sealed envelope Is drawn by the buyer, containing t e name of some gift, which Is presented on ths spot. Among the SLTs are Gold Watches, Jeweiry, Musie, Fancy and Toilet Artie Ira, Ac HILBUS MUSIC DEPOT, dec 9?tr Comer Pa av. and lltn st. H. SE31EEN, Jeweler, ISO PttM avt?u*.b?tw?*n9tk and 10t4 ltr?t?. Has r eceiyed and open ed this day a magnificent assortment of tne and rich Imported JEWELRY, such as Flor entine and Roman Moeales, Italian Lavas and Corals. Garnets, Owmeoe, nnd a vari-' e(v of richly chased Gold Jewelry or any ds?orlp En. the very latest styles Also, a new lot of e l?oodoa and Geneva WATCHES, warranted timekeepers FOR CHRISTMAS PRESENTS. A splendid assortment of Lie Silverware. Pitch era, Castors, Creams. Goblets, Cups. Forks and Spoons, (sterling J Fish, Cake and Pie Knives, Butter and Fruit Knives, Sous and Oyster Ladies, Preserve, Sugar and Cream Spoons, Salt Cellars, Napkin Rings, etc., etc. SILVER PLATED W ARE, ON ALBATA. C as tots, Baskets, Batteibcats, Urns, Forks and Spoons. FANCY ARTICLES. Fteooh Clocks, Dresden China Ornaments, 1b v*lety, Card Cases, Portmonnaies, Cigar Cases. And also a large assortment of SPECTACLES In Sold, Silver and Stoel F rames, to suit every Sand age; Eye 6 Lasses, Congress Specs, cad fjy We take pleasure In showing our goods to riLWfcsthPT purchasers or not. All our goods are warranted as represented, and wlUbe sold at the lowest possible price CT Jewelry and Silverware made to order: Diamonds remounted; Gold Pens re pointed, and Engraving on Stocs executed at short notice. Oaronomsters and all kinds of ftns Watches and Mmieal Boses put In perfect order at short notice. H. SEMKEN, Jeweler, an Pa. avenue, between 9th and 10th tfs. deal?? UNITED STATES COURT OF CLAIMS. CARD?THE UNDERSIGNED, JOHN C. DEVEREUX. of Nsw York city, and M. THOMPSON, of Washington, D C., Atiornsvs and Counsellors at law, are associated for tns lagai prosecution of claims for creditofs of Gov ernment, In ths Court of Claims They will ce operate In Immediate and careful attention to business matters at W ashlngton which may be entrusted to their care by gentlemen of the profession and claimants In ths city of Nsw York, or sisewbere In any part of the Union. They may be consulted at any time, personally or by letter, elthsr at Nsw York or Washington. Particular information as to claims which have been at any time before Congrees or Dspartments ean be furnished at once upon application by the parties interacted. JOHN C. DEVERKU X, No 00 Broadway, eorner of Wall street, New \ ork city. M. THOMPSON, Washington city. N. B?J C. Devereux Is a Commissioner of the Court of Claims. feb ?D-tf THE NEW BLUE BOOB, or Government Register 18SJ, Just Issued, giving the ii.unes, salaries, locations, Ac., of all pestmastsrs aad oth er public oA trs and agents, civil, military, and naval, In ths service of the Unltaid States; with ths names, forces, and condition q{ all shlM and venal* be.^nglag to the United States, and when aad where built; and the names and compensa- I tion of all winters In any way employed by Con gress, or any department or oAcar of the Govern ment . 1 octavo volume, price S3 30. Can be sent by mall to any part of the United Statee. For sale In Washington by TAYLOR A MAURY. feb IB Booksellers, near Ota st. JONAS P. LETT, XMroKTiB asn dbalbx is __ WI1TXS, LIQUORS, CI0ARS, AMD FIMR GROCERIES, ?#?aral0om mission A Forwarding Merchant /.YSVRASCK 4.VO BILL BROKER, No *74 Ps av., two doors below U. S. HcAel, WiSlIKSTO!) ClTT. D. C. N B.?Country Merchants are requested to glvo me a nail before purchasing elsewhere. ?*s a-iy CHAUNCBY WAKRINEK, WATCHMAKER AMD JEWELER. A ND DEALER IN FFNE WATCHES JEW A. ELR V and SILVERWARE, would res pect fallr solicit the attention of those wh o dee! re a zrod arucle, to his choice variety of London, Ge neva aad Copennagen WATCHtS,selected with the view of tlme-koeplsg and durable qualities, for which a suitable guarantee will be furnished those wh" purchase ?;OLD JeaLS. FOB and VEST CHAINS, FINE JEWELRY, SILVER SPOONS. GOB LETS, CUPS, FORES, Ae., for sele at N. York The Chronoaaeter, Dsplsx, Lever, Cylinder, Repeating, Musloal and other WATCIIBS re paired Also, JEWELRY. Ao. No 370 Pa. avsnue. oetween 6th and7lfc streets, Brown's Hotel Building, sign of the GOLDEN WATCH. Jan 98?8m Washington, D. C. 1 EUREKA! THE SECRET DISCOVERED. G-ibbs's Vegetable Balsam FOR. RESTOBATION OF THE HAIR. T REMOVES SCURF AND DANDRUFF, aad euros all Diseases of ths Scalp The discovery of this Invaluable remedy was brought about by the ample opportunities Its In ventor has had in ths coorse of twenty years' ex perience of testing the vexatious and dlssppolnt lng effects of almost every other article of the kind upon tne haman heed, and Laving succeeded in producing a wash which hundred* of the citi zens of Washington are ready to testify as unfail ing la its res alts, it is recommended to tne public with a fall conrlctloo of its permanent and beau tifying effects, both as a etrengthener and a restor ative. while it Is warranted In all cases to stop ths hsir from falling out. For sale wholesale and rettolstJ H GIBBS" Hair Dressing Establish ment. Wlllards' Hotel, and at his Hair Manufac tory, 30e Pen a avenue, between tf.h and 10th sts. feb II?eolms S. P HOOVER, Iron Hall Beet, Shoe aad Trank Establish ment, I HAVE TniS DAY RECEIVED FOR LA dles', Genu Misses', and Chlldien's, SNOW OVER KHUKS, Gum Beot? Gossimer aad *?andals Aise, Buckskin ( lined Shoes, doable sole and water-proof Boots, all of whieh 1 will sell low for oesh. All in want pleaee call and examine for your sclvob 8 P HOOVEB, Iron Hall, bet. Bth aad 10th sts., Pa. av. Jan 10 PEHFUMBBY AND TOILET GOODS, sheaf, at JOBN F. BLUS'f. feb to-k >K LA m NEW YORK HATS. 1WISH ALL GENTLEMEN WHO ARK IN want of Hats to boar in mind that ths plan which I adopted tlx months ago, of nlllng HATS and CAPS at greatly reduced prloes, for cash only, la In succoss ful operation, consequently those who pay cash hare the benefit of cash, and are | not charged twenty-fire per cent, extra profit to oAet bad debts. The very beet and most fluhlonable DRESS HATS, at S3 50, equal to any usually sold at S5, and the best S3 Hat south of New York: and a first rate, durable, and fashionable Hat, S? 50 A full supply ofblack and brown FELT HATS, and Children's Fancy Goods, at very low prices. Small profits and quick sales Is the motto. ANTHONY, Practical Hatter, Serscth 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 vary best and most fashionable French calf skin sewed BOOTS, warranted French calf, or no sale, which I oflfcr for the un ftrecedsnted low price of S3 6Jjf. I have shown hem to competent Judges, who pronounce them to be the best Boots for the price in the United States. I also havea splendid sewed GAITER BOOT, made of the very best French calf skin patent leather, all of the latest style, for $3 50. Competition is out of the question. All I aok Is forgentlemen to come and see for themselves Terms positively cash. dec 9?co3m 6UTTAFERCHATEETH. DR. 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 to keep paca with every improvement in Dentistry, and will strive to please and profit his patrons. BsraaincB: P. D. Gurley, D D. Hon R H Glllet. J. G. Blnney, D D Hon. S A Douglas, B Sunderland, DJ). Dr R P Patterson, H. R Schoolcraft, Esq. Dr. R H Coolidge, Hon. C .Mason, Dr. Thomas Miller, Hon. A O P Nicholson, And the Medioal Faculty of Georgetown Col? leg*- aov 13?tf GUTTA PERCHA TEETH. nr?HE UNDERSIGNED HAVE BEEN IN A 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 cttl 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. G?o P B' dnti. M. D. B. W. TowIm, M. D. A. V. P?jne, M. D, DD8 John T. Miller, M. D. Bryant. M D O F Ch*mb?rlln, M. D., DM. 0. H. Harris, M. D. Stmgtl f. Brown, M. O. Wyth* Tiaaicy. 11. D B. U. Tr*ncUco. a. D. Office over Ford A Bro.'a, No. 290. corner 6f 11th streot and Pa avenue nov 47? MORE NEW GOODS JOHN H. SMOOT, NO. 110 SOUTH SIDE Bridge street, a ear High, Georgetown, DC. has received an additional supply of Fall ana Winter GOODS, nuking his assortment very oomplete In his stock will be found a first rate assort* ment of? Ladles' Dress Goods Black Moire Antique Silks Moire Antique Cloak and Dress Trimmings Rich striprd and Moire Antique Sash and Bonnet Ribbons Swiss and Cambric Bands, Collars and Sleeves ?iack and col'd Cloths, for Cloaks tella, Brocha and Bay State Shawls With a good assert meat of the best makes Flan nels, Blankets, and Dry Goods generally. My stock being desirable and cheap purchasers will find it to their advantage to call berore getting fnjjjr"]jpy*d* J- H- SMOOT. VV A.VCH t S. Mw GALT A BRO , OFFER AT ALL ? time* every variety of superior WATCH E3 and CHRONOMETERS. They call particular attention to those made by? Jules Juivensen. Copenhagen. Cooper, Taylor ? Dixon, London, Tobias, Beealy A Blundell, Liverpool. Also, Vacheron A Constantine's celebrated 6eaeva Watehec, which from thelrslzeand finish are peculiarly suited for ladies Our facilities enable us to olflpr the above at the lowest rates \U~ RtPAiBin?.?Watches and Chronometers oarefully repaired by skillful workmen M W GALT A BRO., ?4 Pa. avenue, betw. ?th and loth sts. Jan 14?tf MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY MICHAEL NOURSE, Aobjit, No.iBl Tkir temtk utrrtt treif. 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 Jd year, 50 por ct. feb >1?Thfinri v COLUMBIA MARKET, Ftnntylvmia arenut, torn't o/lith tt. CHARLES MALLARD HAS OPENED THE above place for the keeping and sale of Pork, Best, Mutton, Poultry, Butter, Lari, together with Game, Fruits and Vegetables in all Its sea sons. C. M having had sixteen years experience in a neighboring city, 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 nis cus tomers to merit a share of the public patronage Jan 23?fiaw3m DAGIERREO TYPING BY A LADY. MRS a C. REDMOND HAVING ADDED to her new rooms a beautiful Skylight, and eagaged an Assistant Operator, (one of the beet in the District,) she intends not to have her Pictures excelled, if equalled, in ths Wnlted States. PIC TURES pu' up in Embossed Cases for Fifty C4nti} such as are usually sold elsewhere for one dollar. Particular attention paid to Copying Deeuerre otyj ee, Oil Paintings, aT, Ac ^ M rs R solicits the patronage of the Ladlee par ticularly. ITT" Rooms?Ml Seventh street, west side, be tween H and 1. jan fi_tf HAT*: ?HATS! NEW YORK WINTER STYLES OF Beebe, Learv, Genin, with other fash- ? V ionable Gentlemen's Dress HAT8, a full and complete assortment at LANE'S Hat, Cap And Gent's Forn. Store, 4M Pa. aveane. _dec 3?tf WINTER CLOTHING AT COST IN ORDER TO RUN OFF OUR ENTIRE stock of Heavy Clothing we will offer our large and desirable stock at cost, consisting of Over coats and Talmas ; business, frock and dress Coats ; black snd fancv i-'assimere Pants; Cloth, cashmere and velvet Vests; white and eolored Shirts, Undershirts and Drawers; Hosiery, Ac. Our stock of boys' and youtha' Clothing em braces every style and quality of Dress and school Jackets. Roundabouts, Overcoats, Pantaloons. Vests, Shirts, Drawers, Caps, Ac , which we will sell at very low prices. Also, a very large stock of Servants' Clothing. WALL A STEPHENS, _ ? Next to Iron Hall, f ?? ? venue, between ?th and 10th sta. ftD I(>-tf I. P. HOOVER'S loot, Shoe, and Trunk Sitabliihaint, Iron Hs'l, Pa avenue, between IKh and lt>th sts I HAVE JUST RECEIVED FOR LADIES ? MISSES, and CHILDREN, Ct?th ? Button. Buckskin, lined Button, HeaiedSfiii GAITERS. Also, thick and thin Gaiters; fmj Bronae, Black, and Colored, at SI tt, worth *2; Ladies Alpine Button Gaiters. S3 50 French White Satin blieerlous SLIPPER^, Gcn^ tlemen's French Patent Leather BOOTS and SHOES, of all descriptions; Gentlemen's De tached GAITERS, all colors; Boy'a and Youth's Patent Leather and Calf BOOTS and SHOES. My stock of Pall and Winter Wear, recently se lected from the stoat celebrated manufacturers, la very superior. 1 promises to offer unusual Inducements, and re spectfully solicit your patronage and influence. ' dec 14?tf S P. HOOVER - PIANOS FOR SALE OR RENT.?Newand second hand Pianos from the manufactories,at moderate and conve-jr ( f fl nlent terms for sale: second haad Pianos taken in exchange, and tuning pianos attended to at No 496 Eleventh street, above Pa. avenue F. C. RE1CI1ENBACH. i < OFFICIAL. Tkka?dkt Dbfaetmbnt, Dec. 1, IBM Notice la hereby gUer to holders at stocks of the United States that this Department will pur chase to the amount of f 1,500 000 of said stocks at any time when the same may he offlaced prior to the 1st day of J une neat, and will pay therefor the following prices, to wit: For stock of the loan of 1848, a premium of ten per eent.; for stock of the loans of 1947 and 1848, a premium of sixteen per cent.; for stock issued under the act of I860, commonly nailed Texas-In demnity stock, a premium of six per cent.; and for stock of the loan of 1846, redeemable on the 18'h November, 1940, if received at the Treasury prior to the 1st day of January next, a premium of 9# percent.; lfreoelved between the 1st Jan uary and the Slat of March next, a premium of 2 per oent; and If received after the 31st of March and prior to said 1st of June next, a premium of per oent. I nterest will also be allowed on said stocks at the rate* specified in the certificates, from the 1st July last, If assigned with the principal of the certificates received prior to the 1st cf January next. After that date the Interest will be allowed in addition to the premium from 1st cf January to the date of their reoelpt. In both cases one day's Interest will be allowed In addition for the money to i*arh the seller. Certificates transmitted to this Department un der the present notice should be duly assigned te 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 'he purchase money. Payment for these stocks will be made by drafts upon theasslstant treasurers at Boston, New York, or Philadelphia, its the parties entitled te receive the money may direct. JAMES GUTHRIE, dec 3?dUunel Secretary of the Treasury. AGENCY OF THC tmfone Insoranee Co. of Philadelphia. Capital...... >800.000! AnnUal report for'thb "year, ending January 1,1850. Assets of tne Company, consisting of Beads and Mortgages on unencumbered rt al es tate 8110 . CH 00 Stocks of other Corporations, worth par 26.620 00 Cash on hand 11,860 20 Bihs receivable. con?l?tlng of Marine notes and short loans S3? 943 70 Stock no*es 314,886 00 91,M0 70 S310,420 00 Whole receipts for premiums during the year *118,813 09 Paid for losses and expenses during the year 71,183 04 P M MORIARTY, President. J. MORRIS THOMPSON, Secretary. Rl?ks changed from other companies to this No charge for policy (se. Enquire at the office of J. E. Kendall, over K. Mor/ow's Exchange Office, first door West ot W. B. Todd's hat store on Pennsylvania avenue. feb 7?am DAVID MYERLE, Agent. BUY AND SELL FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC EXCHANGE; FURNISH DRAFTS On all Parti of United States and Europe; COLLECT DRAFTB On ail parts of United State* and Europe; draw BILLS ON IRELAND FOR ?1 OR UPWARDS; BUY AND SELL BONDS, STOCKS, A OTHER SECURITIES; NEGOTIATE TIME PAPEK. I a vestment paying lot** and ever, fer sale. LAUD WARRANTS. We are at all times Purchasing, and have for S ?. LAND WAR RANTS of all denominations. Land Warrants located in lows, Wisconsin, or Minnesota. CHUBB BROTHERS, Jan23-tf Bankers, opposite the Treasury. itiPBRCKNT BELOW MARKET PRICK. HERRINGS AND MACKEREL OF A Su perior quality, at redaced prices. FRESH PINE APPLES, PINE APPLE CHEESE FRESH TEAS, Ac JONAS P. LEVY, 474 Pa. avenue. Wines, Liquors, Segars and Fine Groceries, feb 20-Sw F I ENGLISH PLATED WARE. It TEA SETS, COFFEE URNS, DECANTER AND FRUIT STANDS. CASTORS, WAITERS, CAKE BASKETS, DISH COVERS, , fc , Being decidedly the largest stock of Plated Ware In the city, which we have determined to sell at nett cost. Those In want of a good article will do well to give us a call. Also, a few pleccs of sterling SILVER WARE, which we will sell at a small advance T GALLIGAN A CO , Dealers In Fancy Goods, Perfumery, Jewelry, Fine Fans, Ac., 379 Pennsylvania avenue, under Browns'Hotel. feb 27?eeflt CLOCKS. OR A GOOD HONEST CLOCK ALWAYS go to PR ANC1S, on 7th street His Clocks cannot be excelled, and his prices will not (tight en von. He tries every one thoroughly, himself, and those who buy of him are sure to get a good one or have their money refunded. Jan 88 FRUIT TREKS, Ac. JOHN SAUL HAS THE PLEASURE OF offering a splendid colleotlon of FRUITgafb TREES, of superior growth and quality,QW consisting of PEACH, APPLES, PEARS,-* CHERRIES, Ac., large and vl orous and varie ties suited to this latitude. Also, manv thou sands of the large I^incashlre GOOSEB EK RIES; CURRANTS, red, whiteand black, tbenew long bunched varieties; STRAWBERRY PLANTS, RHUBARB ROOTS, SHADK TREES, EVER GREENS, Ac., with everything pertaining to the Nursery ana Seed business, or first quality and very moderate prices JOHN SAUL, Seed Warehouse. 800, 7th street, cor. H, Washington, D O feb 89?eoOt* SEASONABLE GOODS. JOHN H. SMOOT, No. 118 BRIDGE ST., Georgetown, D. C., has received the following SEASONABLE GOODS: 1 case (1100 yards) perfectly undressed Shirting Cotton, manufkctcred to order, ani can be re cosnmenaed, at 12^ cts 1 case (1030 yards) undressed and extra heavy do. at 12* cts 1 ease New York and Bates Mills do. 9-4 bleached and brown Sheeting Cotten 10 4 and 18-4 do. do. Richardson's and Barklle'd Shirting Linens Sheeting and Pillow-case Linens Damask Table Linens. Bird's Eye A Huckaback While Brllllante, Cambrics and Plaid Muslins Plain blus, pink, buff and mode colors Mousella

de Lalnes French Worked Collars and Sets, with othsr Seasonable Goods. Qjr Wishing to make room for Sprits: Goods, every description of Winter Goods will be offered at very riiutti prices ftr cask, or to prompt cus tomers^ [feb 13J JOHN H. SMOOT. SOIREES PROF H W. MUNDER MOST RESPECT fully announces to th? public that his Soirees will take place every WEDNESDAY EVEN ING. These entertalaments are considered by all who have attended them to be the most sociable that has ever teen given in this city. Jan 82?TAWw This is to give notice, That the subscriber hath obtained from the Orphan*' Court of Wa?hlQgton county, In the District of Columbia, Letters of Administration on the Per sonal Estate of Am E Maisius, late of Belti more cltv, State of Maryland, deeeased. All per sons having claims against the deceased are hsreby warned to exhibit the same, with the vouchers thereof, to the subscriber, on or before the 10th day of February next, they may other wise by law be excluded frosa all benefit at said estate; and all persons li.debted to said estate are hereby requested to make im media a payment. Given under my hand this ivth day of February, 1809. ANTHONY BUCHLY, feb 8S?lawtw Administrator. OLD AND ESTABLISHED SOUTHERN ROUTE. NOTICE TO TRAVELERS! The potoMac route, bbtwrrn WASHINGTON AND RICH- ? MOND. VIA AUUIA CRKh K AND FREDERICKSBURG, li now cfpen to toe traveling public, and Passengers going South may rely on SPEED, SAFETY and COMPORT thereon. It is the only lln? over which THKOL..H TICKETS BETWEEN the NORTH and the SOUTH are sold. By tb1a rout#, the distance between Wash ington and Richmond Is REDUCED FORTY FIVE MILES, over the route by Gordon*vllle, with the further advantage of 100 milts Itts of railroad trarel oTer that route, unaccompanied by any hasard of the dlsconaectloa which often occurs at Gordons ?Ule. moras of DipasTuna : From Washington at fljtf a m., and 7# p m , daUiu with the exception of Sunday night. Fot furttsr particularsenquire at the ticket of fices In New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, or of the (Japtalns on board of the comfortable Steamers Baltimore, Mount Vernon, or Powhatan at the wharf In Washington. GEORGE MATTINGLY, Agent for the route lu Washington. feb 28-eo3t THE BnSTOJTYKAK BOOK OF Tracts * for t856, an Annual of Scientific Discovery, Ju?t received by : FRANCK TAYLOR feb 20 f ANNUAL OF SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERT or Year Boo|t cf Tracts In Science and Art, for 1840, edited by David A We.ls A.M., SI 25, just published ana for sale at ^AYLOR A MAURY'S Jbb 30 Bookstore, near 9th st. Mace ereli-maceer el : 20 half-barrels No 2 Mackerel 15 q'r do- do In store and for sale low by Hartley a brother, feb 20-lw 101 Water street, Qeorget'n. NEW SPR1NQ CLOTHS, CASHMERES, AND VESTING*. E ARE NOW RECEIVING OUR FIRST supplies of new Spring Go^ds for get.tle men's wear, of late and fashionable stales, select ed with great care, from the Philadelphia and New York markets, which we will make to order In th) most superior manner, at much cheaper rates than the urtnl city prlees. WALL A STEPHENS, 391 Pa avenu^ 3d door e*st National Hoed, and 232 Pa avecae, between 0th and 10th st*. feb 20 i (IntAGlatoe) BEC1SION OF THE SUP* K*IE COURT of Wisconsin In the canes of Booth ard Rv craft (Fugitive Slave Law) belnp a portion of 3d vcl Wisconsin Reports. in pamphlet. 22 rents feb 28 FRANCE TAYLOR r W Fur sale-o. steam kngine,of three horse power fitttd with W M. Smith's patent valve, for sale, it ha* enly been worked one month in (ha Maryland Mechanics' Institute at their last exhibition, when a sliver medal was awarded to the patentee -Apply to WILLIAM M SMITH, Patent Azent, Ac , Seventh st., oppo site the General post Office. feb 93-0:* NOTICE TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN. 1 have an application pending before the Senate Committee on the District of Columbia. Co change thedin-otlju of Dels war# avenue, near the northern boundary cf the City. Any persons hav ing objections may file them'in writing, with the Clerk of said Committee at any time within two weeks. By order of said Committee : fen 28?2w? J M. G1LBKRT^ HE WARD?I will give the above re ward sod ask no questions, for the re turn of a lot of Papers, consisting of warrants, judgments, notes of hand, and bills for collection They were left by me In care of Mr H W. Tur ner, the Clerk of the American Hotel, during my employment tMN, for safe keeping. They were ?sen by him off Monday evening last. In tbe dark at 0 o'clock, and were missing on Tuesday morn ing. They may be left at this effire. or at tne of flee of J H. Gcddard, Esq., cn Louisiana ave nue All persons ere hereby cautioned against b vlng any of the said papers if offered for sale, and will please give information of the same to the undersigned. Should they give me informa tion so that I may get them again 1 will eive the above reward. A. E L KEESE. P. S.?Any information concerning the above ponars will be considered strictly confidential. feb28-tf (Intel) L. J. M1DDLETON, DEALER IN ICE, Ojflct and Depot?Southwest corner of F and Twelfth street* feb 27 tf ANTHONY BICHLY, UNDERTAKER, Shop and Residence No. 303 Penn. avenne, south side, between 9th and lOtb sta., Having provided himself with an ELEGANT HEARSE, and all nocensarv conveniences for* properly conducting hU 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 hand, which will be fur nished on the moat reasonable terms. As heretofore, no pains will be spared to give entire satisfaction on all occasions. N. B.?Reaid ng on the premises, order* will be promptly attended to at all hours. feb 7-ly AMERICAN ALMANAC, complete from Its commencement in 1830 to 1853, inclusive, 21 years, In finest new calf binding. Price S96. For sale (a single set only, many of the volumes being entirely out of prlnw by FRANCK TAYLOR. Also, The British Almanac and Companion, complete from its commencement in 1896 to 1881, twenty four years?a single aet only, made up with great pains, a complete aet not being to be foundln London. Price S26. NO HUMBUG! GREAT IMPROVEMENT IX ETHEREAL OIL LAMPS. WE RESPECTFULLY CALL THE AT tention of our friends and the public gener ally to our very highly improved ETHEREAL OIL LAMPS, thebes of the klud eter oifared to the public, one of which can be reen at any time burning at our store No 23 C street, between ftth ane 7th HOWELL A MORSELL. ETHEREAL OIL 88 cents per gallon, feb 26-2W American hams. 100 sugar-eared American Hams, warranted of superior Aavor, and superior to Westphalia Hams. For sale by W. H. TENNEY, Wholesale and Retail Grocer, S E. corner Bridge and High sts, Georget'n. fab 20-eo3t BUTTER, CHEESE, Ac. KEGS GLADES BUTTER, li7 40 boxes EASTERN CHEESE, 75 boxes SCALED HERRINGS. 2000 pounds PRIME NEW SHOt'LDERS, 1000 " " " HAMS, 7 hhds. New Crop N. O SUGAR, lObbls " " N. 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He keeps the largest aeeortment In this city. mar J A SHOW CASE FOR SALB VERY LOW at ELLIS'S, S8C Pa avians. fsb ? Ifew Publication! Romarcb or TBI Harm; by Miss Pardoe; New York : Fetridge A Co. for talc by Col. Joe Shillingtou. England cannot boast of an authoreM equal to Miss Pard >e in point of genius, ability and industry. Her worka on tho era of Louis the Fourteenth, ocoupy a high plaoe among the standard literature of Great Fritain, and the was equally successful in giving a faithful and interesting picture of the " City of the SultanAdmitted, while at Constantinople, into the secret precincta of Seraglio point, and the more charming Harems which border the Bosphorus, she is not forced to draw upon her imagination for a description of lo calities, nor is she at a loss in narrating the in-door life of the degiaded Moslems of her own sex The recent invasion of English and Frenoh troops has made cad innovation on Maliommedan social life, and this work of Miss Pardoe s has consequently a historical ?alue not often attached to a work of fiction The plot is, nevertheless, an ingenious web of romance, embroidered with the beauties of Oriental passion, and deeply interesting Fetridge A Co., by publishing this sterling romance, have added to their reputation a* purveyors of a superior order of worka for the public taste. Eiuhbiro Rrvirw. for January. Reprint of Leonard Seoa 6 Co. For safe by Taylor A Maury. This literary organ of tha Whig party in Great Britain sustains its high reputation, al though we consider the number before uf rather ponderous, with tha exception of an able artiole on " The Oivll Wars and Crom. well," which contain* a olever sketch of Gui aot. . Qcartbrly Law Jodrrix. Rulunond, Va. ; J. W. Randolph. Vol 1., No. I. Ternse. per annum. , This is the initial number of a legal pk ilodical of peculiar interest to Che bar <i Virginia and other Southern States, contain ing matter more peculiarly adapted to their practice than is to be found in the journals of a similar character supported at the North. It is edited by A. B. Guignon, Esq., who is to be aided by Wm. Green, of Culpeper; Judge J. W. Brockenbrough, of Lexington; Prof. J B. Alinor, University of Virginia; W. T. Joynes, author of "Ersayon Limitation*;" J. M. Matthews, author of "Guide to Com missioners in Chancery," and <- Digest of the Laws of Virginia;" A. H. Sands, author of " Hiatory of Suit in Equity," and ether pro fessional gentlemen of well-known ability and learniEg. We wish this valuable addition to the periodical literature of the South every succesa. Db Bow's Rkviiw, for March. Office No. 446 E street, near Post Office, Washington. Among the prominent articles arc those on " Emancipation without Deportation, " the "Southern Convention nt Richmond" and " Our Controversies with England," with use ful papers on Education, Agriculture, com merce and internal improvements. Gazette op Fashions and the Beau Monde, forMarch. New York : Frank l^slie. For sale by Colonel Joe Shillington We fear that Mr. Leslie's desire to estab lish a successful illustrated newspaper has directed his attention from thi* periodical, so popular among the fair sex. The number be fore us, (though not equal to preceding ones,) contains a vast amount of interesting infor mation, illustrated by drawings of many arti cles of ladies' apparel. Taking the Assessment. The following good story we find in the last West Baton Rouge Sugar Planter: When the immortal Col. was Asses sor of a neighboring Parish, he was wont to have a high old time. One day, as he was as sessing the valuables of the oocupants of a K>g cabin, situated in the Pino woods, he in hia usual urbane manner, ''popped the ques tions" to the old woman, while the old man had gone out to procure some '? corn cob oil" wherewith to regale his guest. " How many horses, cattle, sheep, chickens, <ic., have vou got, my dear madam, and how much are they worth." " Well, thar's three old horses, but thoy aint wuth a cent?three cows, but they've bin lost this spring two years?nary sheep, 'cept my old man, and he aint wuth a cuss ; but be al ters votes tho Dcmmyorack ticket, and buys his whiskey by the jug when he can get it a heap cheaper by the bar'l The chickens was all stole tho other night, an' I hope to ma.'sy they'll piten the scamp that hooked 'em." " Very satisfactory estimate of your valua bles, particularly about the old man?but here's something worth assessing (pointing to a dirty little urchin about five years old tnat was clinging to the old woman's gown) how much do you value that little nigger at ? ' " Little uigger ! sakes alive ! you infernal old rascal, do you dare tooall my obild a nig ger7 Clar out 'o here, or I'll knock the day lights ont 'o you in a minnit. 0 my' to think I should live to be forty odd next class meeting and to hear my own child called a nigger by ? such a fellow as you !" I' By this time the old woman had worked herself up to a pitch of ungovernable fury, and raising her voice to a shrill yell, she callcd out to the old man, to come quick and " chaw ihe Colonel up," and we are compelled by an inward reward for veracity, to record that the Colonel's old bay made six miles of bad road in better time than Lecomte ever did in his palmiest days. A deputy was sect to attend to the unfinished business in the settlement, and the Colonel's remembrance of that day 's . work has "hoisted" him into the other ex- | . treme, for the last and biggest fight he was in was occasioned by his entering up#n his record when taking the last census six little mulat toes as the children of one of his constituents. < Washirgtow Cakorurd ? Did you know t that Washington had been plaoed in the cat- 1 ender of saints ? There is a church at Riva?, t >ver which is a very well-executed bust of the leader of the American Kevolution, and on inquiry of a native of the town, I whs in formed that it was a bust of the " good saint Seorge Washington " I confess to at as I passed this church, I felt like taking off av ? sat and did it?not because of custom, but < FS/Ara/i P il?Cor. 1 Get Homes.?Get a home rich or poor, get i home, aud learn to love that home arid make it bam>y to the wife and children by your oeaming presence ; learn to love simple plea lurea, flowers of God's own planting and mu sic of his own, the bird, the wind, and water- < fall. So shall you help to stem the tide of des- i ?lation, poverty and despair that falls upon ?> - many through acorn of little things. 0, the i sharm of a Tittle home; oomfort dwells there < that shuni the gilded halls of revelry. / THE WEEKLY 8TAJL r?u7^4 How. "* ? !??? nrtny of laterosting reading than *** l* "> PUWisbad oa Bator. rhMi.., """? >???? 0 U Mi Ta w.rll Twenty copies Cat*, IIVAlUKf ID AITtRti paper Prtrfr-TmiCMt,. ? ?ue of th Posvmastxks who act uimu will be allow* ? oomml?ioo of twenty per oSni. How Brother Clarke got in the Iobaoco Juiee. ^ yeart ago. when Parana Bacon, a cuiuioal ol4 gentleman from P.nn Vu, New *?>rk, who cocaetonaJly warned the sinner of hit ^2!? in tho great lau^er he JtPf11 Jf flne,Cro*?? in Lyoomitg oounty, Jnff ,tlT|^ to deliver a discourse one even Lll.i.*a ?huo1 Tk. J'srtvr .L kind* *n'i y ^ 4tt*nd to an invitation of thu ?&??* h*r :n vjrr" 10 "?* -"j raadily awinted ft. 7 MXions, ar.d K? r Syfc.t .oT'IS'S! "I""* 10 ">< ????' m.n diolt for l!n? IT? "" ?nJ aweu tor tome tine a poo the necessit* ?r speedy repentance on the part of the nao?r if he wishedIto enjoy salvation. Nothing unu sual occurred till near the cloee of thi eXCr cises. when be observed Brother Clarke ah. same man that bad the adveuture with the bears in Potter com.ty, reoently) seated near a sturdy \ ermonter, clad in a red shirt. fa. noualy chewinr an enorm .u? quid of t?-b-?*o and quirting the juice all around wnt.i the *?""pletaly d-uded I*me4ia?*iy on t n is discovery, the idea?some iE.v c*l! it wicked? entore 1 his bead to perpetrate a joke on Brother Clyke, and he called cn him to ??* "J^tmg with prayer, knowing very well that he woold be compelled to kneel down in the sea of tobacco juice He lo .kod arouni mournfully for a moment, but tnere was no other alternative. and then ilowly un folding bis clean handkerchief, placed ;t uu der bit knee*, and then offered up a r>rayer remarkable for its brevity. During iU deltr kfT quietly watching him fr .in behind the desk, and smiling at the j ,ke After tbo meeting was dismissed and they were ptseing out, Parson Bacon aiiled up tj Brother Clarke and innocently observed 4-It it too bad tbatthese dirty fellows should oome here, and squirt tbeir tobttoo jui.e around in t?ch a vulgar manner, irskiig it impossible for the sisters to pant out without spoiling their dresses " " Tee,' replied Brother Clarke in a pituai tons, " it is iodssd ridiculous Jusr look how my poUot-handAtrcAte/ it rw,w ." at ths sams Uius drawing it from his pocket, com pletely .aturstsd with the flthy tlaid Tka Parvon was oca shaad this time ar.d was obliged to tarn aside and tnjoy a sly laagh at the eipensa of Brotbar Ctarko lie Is mure carafal where be siti in meetiug now How to Proaiote Poaos in a Faauly. I Remember that our will is likely to be cr-ese 1 every day, so prepare for It. 2. Krerybody in the bone* has an evil na ture as well as oarselres and therefore we are not to expect too much 3- To learn the different temper o 1 eseb in dividual. i To look npon each member of the family as one for whom Chrut died. 6. When any guod happens to any one to rejoice at it. ft. W hen inclined to give an angry aa*wer, to lift up ths baart in prayer. rt0ft i'cknee8, psia, or inflrmitr, we feei irritable, to keep a very strict watcb .**r ourselves 8. To observe when othert are so sufferiug and drop a word of kindness anl symoatLr suited to them. 9. To watch for little opportunities of plea iug, and to put little annoyanoes out -f the way. 10. To take a cheerful view of everythitg, of the weather, and enoonrage hopo 11. To speak kindly of the servants, to praise them for little things when yon can. 12. In all little pleasures which may occur, to p^t self last. ' 13. To try for " the soft answer wbio'a tur neth away wrath " 14. When we have been pained by an un kind word or deed, to ask ourselves, ?'il^ve I not r,ft?n done the fame and been r^rjiven'"' 15 In conversation not to exalt ourselrcs, but to bring others forward. 18. To be very gentle with the youcg one*, and trent them with respect. 17 Never to judge one another, but to at tribute a good motive when we can. "KftOWMBAa AH Exaiir."?Know me a< four enemy ! Yes ; be a man, a woman?bo tionest and frank?and if y<.u really hate u* t>e above deception. Away with your Judas tisses. Don t bold that confiding band ia rours a half an hour, tolling us how aiui h v *i ire interested in our welfare, how cordially fou wish us success; and then speak < ur same disrespectfully to the next friend you meet, magnifying our faults, l^'hinf at" ur freaknoas, atid telling our seoilu, which wo liad confided to your care, thinkiDg ycur bo ions a perfeot ?? Salamander safe ' which sven the fire of persecution would fail to ex tract from thence.. Don't speak in tboee toft, tender, lute-like ;ones to us. and with that serpent's kiss be lind our ba;k Don't flatter our vanity, un il we undertake wme foolish scheme for tbo urtherance of fame or fortune, whiah you tnow, (being more worldly wise,> will result iltimately in our mortification, if not in our uin Don't cry about our poverty, and cboat us n a bargain before your handkerchief is dry. )on t manifest your affection by intruaii c ipon our workiug hours, until we have given Tou the greater share of our preciou> tia;o rithout any earthly compensation. Words cost nothing; if you are a fri -nd, >rove it by deeds?give us available tyu.pa by, not empty pity Pity is a fleshless bone, ?nly fit for dogj; it wounds ofteuur than it leals; it has fine vocabulary "Potrthm-' ' 'poor fellow!" "alas h<>w fallen'" I rould like to help you, but it is not coc\e lient " And there we lie, flouudering in tie rnu i f lespair, while Mistrest> Pity, having made ler speech, walks coldly on ; but Sympt'hy ilently takes us by the hand, unices her treng'b with curs, until we overcome our lifficulties; and hardly listening to our ear lest thanks, points to a bright to marrow Away with milk and water friendship' inow me as a frisud, or ' know me as ao eu imy." lie it a wolf in wool, wbo amua-s us vith p'.easant words, while be knows the al cost mortal struggle of tbe soul with poverty ind care, nor lifts a finger in our bebalf Oh, ompany?don't write us any love-lot tors ion t break your nook in making low obei ances?fight openly for me, or fight openly gainst me ; or get out of the way that w? lay hare time to forget you. Oxa or thb SrKBcam*.?Job Kolik was ono 1 em on the stump. A deuble barreled hroat and lungs as large as two bu<hel bs? ete, enabled him to electrify bis cousti:ueDts ip to a fighting point in le*s timo than it rould take for a Susquehanna raft to go over Niagara Falls ilia great speech, delivered n Bob Stubbi' ten acre lot, was a 'crasher.* for tho sake of posterity we give an extract ' Feller Citigeas '?You mirht just as well try o dry up the Atlantic ooean wilh a broom traw. or draw this 'ere stump from under my eet with a harnessed gadfly, at to oonvineo do that I ain't a gwino to be electad thi? he it dy opponent don t stand a chance: not a l Vby he ain't as intelloctooal as a common iced .-had. Fellers I am a ball team with wo bull dogs under the wagon and a t r >ucket?I am If thar'taoyb >dy this side of rhar tbe tun begins to blitter the earth t:,:r an wallop me, lot him thow himself-1 lu eady. Boyt, I go in for the Amerieaa eagto -claws, stars, ttripet and all; a d may I burst ?y everlastin' battonholot, of I don't kn >ck own, drag out, and gouge everybody at de iiet it."