Newspaper of Evening Star, March 5, 1856, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated March 5, 1856 Page 1
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iMMMt flip VOL. VIL WASHINGTON, D. C., WEDNESDAY. MARCH 5, 1856. NO. 958. ' ???> ?? i "f .- . f . 4 m # "... ? - THE EVENING STAR, fTKUhlieO fcVEKV ArTEHROOJI, (EXCEPT SDNDAV,) At 1^4 ?H*r PmildiHin.tiTntT %f ?tt?M ?n I F.Umtntk strut, ? J W. 0. WALLACE, 19)0 be served *x ritMiibrri by carrier* a* BIX AND A QUARTER CENTS, payable weekly to the Agents; paper* served In packages at 37# ?sots per month. To matt subscribers the sub scription price la THRU! DOLLARS AND FIF VY CBNTl iy?r m sdvosci, TWU DOLLARS (or ste month*, and ONE DOLLAR for three Booths; for less tban three months at the rate of |tj{ cents a week. cy si.no lb cones one ckit. COFFIN WAREAOOH. ftr. J WILLIAM PLANV A CO., VNDERVA ? K B R ^ ?residence 418 Seventh street, between G and M streets Interments procured In any ground ar cemetery. Co Ana, Cape, Shsouds. Carriages. Hearse, and every trrtcle for interments of tte best quality furnished at short notice, on the o>oet reasonable terms, and at all hours of the ? *it Having the exclusive right of t rump ? at CorpeeP icserver, we guarantee to keep (he l for any length of time. jj 11?ly nigh!. Patent Mflftl AND TOUPKES. (CITIZENS AND STRANGERS ARK RE J speetf illy informed that the best assortment of WIGS and TOUPEES are to be found at ? BARD'S HAIR DRESSING ESTABLISH MENT, and WIG MANUFACTORY, Sixth st. iSatlsnal Hotel. Wigs and Toupees made on the shortest notloe. Also, a good assortment of Ladles Back Braids Jut arrived from New York. dec 11?co3m M CLOTH1NO MADE TO ORDER. EMBERS OF CONGRESS. CITIZENS and strangers wishing to supply themselves with superior garments, made to order, are invited te examine our superior assortment of Doeskins, Eieths. Casslmeres. Silk, Satin and Velvet Veet imi. all of which has been selfxrted with an espe cial view to the wants of our ruetomers. which w? will make to measure In a manner Inferior to none, at much cheaper rates than the usual city prices. WALL A STEPHENS, StI Fa avenue, between 9th and 10th streets. Also, 3V4 Pa. avenue, Sd door east of the Nattonal Eetel. Jan? ?I FT lOOklTURli A GENERAL, SELECTION OF STANDARD Glftand Miscellaneous BOOKS . mJSIfhm ASl> STATIONERY for sale at fllLSUSS MUSIC DEPOT,cor-^MI^y net of Pa avenue and 11th street. ORE AT INDUCEMENT l&VBRY PURCHASER RECEIVES A GIPT. Barb article Is sold at the usual retail price; and fer every dollar's purrhase a sealed envelope is drawn by the buyer, containing the name of some aift, which Is presented on the spot Among the Gifts are Gold Watches, Jewelry, Music, bancy a ad T si let Articles, Ac HILBUS MUSIC DEPOT, gee 3 tr Comer Pa av. and Utn st. H. SEMKEN, Jeweler, 330 Pism artnta, bttwetn 9th and 10U ilrnll. ? JAS RECEIVED AND OPENED THIS DAY M a magnificent assortment of fine and g* rich Imported JEW ELRY, such as Flor entlne and Roman Mosaics. Italian La van and Corals, Garnets, Cameos, and a varl-^^^^ ety of richly chased Gold Jewelry or any descrip tlon, the very latest styles Also, a new lot of dne London and Geneva WATCHES, warranted timekeepers. FOR CHRISTMAS PRESENTS. A splendid assortment of ftne Silverware, Pitch er*, Castor*, Creams. Goblets, Cups. Forks and ?poons, (sterling.) Fish, Cake and Pie Knives, Sutter and Fruit Knlrwe, Soup and Oyster Ladles, Preserve. Sugar and Cream Spoons, Salt Cellars, Nafkln Rings, etc , etc. SILVER PLATED WARE, ON ALBATA. Castors, Baskets, Butterboats, Urne, Forks and FANCY ARTICLES. Preach Clocks, Dresden China Ornaments, la variety, Card Cases, Portmonnalea, Cigar Cases, also a large assortment of SPECTACLES in Sold, Silver and Steel Frames, to suit every afa and age; Eye Glasses, Congress Specs, and ry We take pleasure In showing our goods to aiiTwhether purchasers or not. All our goods are warranted as represented, and will be sold at the lowest possible prloe. frr Jewelry and Silverware made to order: Diamonds remounted; Gold Pens repolnted, ana kitjravlag on Stone executed at short notice. 4tiMooMt?rs and all kinds of ftne Watches and Muaioal Boxes put In perfect order at short notice. H 3 EM KEN, Jeweler, Pa aveaue, between ?th and 10th sts. dee 1?? UNITED STATES COURT OF CLAIMS. Card?the undersigned, john c. DEVEREUX. of New York city, and M. TSOMPSON. of Washington, D C., Attorneys and Counsellors-at-law, are auoclated for tne legal prosecution of claim* for creditors of Gov ernment, in the Court of Claims They will ee operate In Immediate and careful attention tobusiness matters at W ashington which may be entrusted to their care by gentlemen of thw'profess ion and claimants In the city of New York, or elsewhere 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 nave been at any time before Congress or Departments san be furnished at once upon application by the parties interested. JOHN C DEVEREUX, No 90 Broadway, oomer of Wall street, New York city. M THOMPSON, Washington city. N. B ? J C. Devereux Is a Commissioner of ths Court of Claims. feb ?0?tf THE NEW EA.uk BOOK, or Government Register 1^), Just Issued, giving the names, salaries, loeations, Ac., of all postmasters aadoth er public oficsrs and agents, civil, military, and naval, In the service of the United States; with the names, forces, and condition of all ship* and vessels belonging to the Unlted States, ana when and where built; and the names and compensa tion of all printers in any way employed by Con gress, or any department or oScer of the Govern* men*. 1 octavo volume, price S3 50. Can be sent by mall to any part of the United States. For sale la Washington by TAYLOR A MAURY. feb 'ti Booksellers, near 9th st. JONAS P. LEV T, iMPoavaa a*o saaLBft m WINES, LIQUORS. CIGARS, AND FINE GROCERIES, Osneral Commission A Forwarding Merchant INSURANCE AND BILL BKOKEH, No 474 Pa av., two doors below U. S. Hotel, Washinotoh Cut. D. C. N. B.?Country Merchants are requested 10 give jm a call before purchasing elsewhere. oc *-ly CH AC NCRY W AHK1NEK, WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER. ND DEALER IN FINE WATCHKS JEW L ELRY and SILVERWARE, would respect fully solicit the attention of those who desire a ifood article, to his choice variety of London, Ge neva and Copenhagen WATCHES, selected with tne view of time-keeplsg and durable auallttes. for which a suitable guarantee will be furnished those who purchase GOLD SEALS. FOB and VEST CHAINS, FINE JEWELRY, SILVER SPOONS. GOB LETS, CUPS, FORKS, Ac , for sale at N. York frflQ4W. The Chronometer, Duplex, Lever. Cylinder, Repeating, Musical and other WATCHES re paired Also. JEWELRY. Ac. No 37V Pa. aveuue. between 6th and 7th streets, Brown's Hotel Building, sign of the GOLDEN WATCH, Jan *J6?3m Washington, D C. EUBEK A! THa a ECU E T DISCO V KKl). Gibbs's Vegetable Balsam FOK RESTORATION OF THE I1AIK. IT REMOVES SCURF AND DANDRUFF, I aod ernes all Diseases of the Scalp The discovery of this Invaluable remedy was broight about by the ample opportunities its in ventor has had in the coarse of twenty years' ex perience <>f testing the vexatious and disappoint ing effects of almost every other article of ths kind upon the human head, and having succeeded la producing a wash which hundreds of the citi zens of Washington are ready to testify as unfil ing In Its results, it Is recommended to the public with a full conviction of its permanent and beau tifying etteuts, both a* a strengthener and a restor ative, while U is warranted Tn all cases to stop tns hair from falling out. For sale wholesale and retell at J H. GIBBS' Hair Dressing Establish meat, Wlllards' Hotel, and at his Hair Manufac tory. 3ue Fenn avenue, between 9:h and 10th sts. fefr 11?eolrn* S. P HOOVER, irsa Hall Beet Shoe aad Trunk Establish ment, I HAVE THIS DAY RECEIVED FOR LA diea'. ?ient* . Misses', and Children's, SNOW OVKR SHOES, Gum Boots.] Gosslmer and Sand&is AUe. Boekskin\ lined Shoes, double sole and water-proof Boots, all of which 1 will sell low for oash. All la want please call and examine for your selves S P. HOOVER, Iron Hall, bet. Vth aad loth sts., Pa. av. Jaa le _ PEKFLMERY AND TOILET GOODS, cheap, at JOHN F ELLIS'S feb 16 u A' m t I HEW YORK HAT*. WISH ALL GBNTLEMBN WHO ARB IN want of Hsts to bear la mind that the plan which I adopted six months ago, of setting HATS and CAP8 at greatly reduced prices, for cash enly, Is In success ful operation, consequently pay oash have the benefit of cash, and are those who W<f Jvjaupi.i/. i * ?rv' not charged twenty-five per cent, extra profit to offset bad debts. The very best and moet fashionable DRESS HATS, at St 90, equal to any usually sold at S5, and the beat S3 Hat south of New Vork: and a first rate, durable, aad fashionable Hat, 82 50. A ful I supply of biack aad brown F E LT H ATS, and Chtldrei'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 oonst*nUy supplied with the very beet and moet fSsblonable French calf-skin sewed BOOTS, warranted French calf, or no sale, which I offer for the un precedented low price of S3 62#. 1 have shown them to competent Judges, who pronounce them to be the b**t Boots for the price in the United States 1 also have a splendid sewed GAITER BOOT, made of the very best French calf skin parent leather, all of the latest style, for S3 90. Competition is out of the question. All I ask Is forgsntlemen tooome and see for themselves Terms positively cash. dec fl?eo3m GUTTA PKRCHA TEKTH. DR. O. MUNSON, AT 310 PA. AVENUE, Is mounting Teeth on a Gotta Percha Base. Also, with Allen's pat- mmfS/L entcontinuous Gum, combining bean-^^L^uQx ty. strength and cleanliness. Dr. M. is determined to keep pace with every improvement in Dentistry, and will strive to please and profit his patrons. RKPKRETfC2 ! P. D. Gurley, D D. Hon. K H Glllet, J. G. Blnney, D D. Hon. S A Douglas, B 8underland, D D. Dr R P Patterson, H. R. Schoolcraft, Esq Dr. R H Coolldge, Hotf C Mason, Dr. Thomas Miller, Hon. A O P Nicholson, And the Medical Faculty of Georgetown Col lege. nov23?tf GUTTA PERCHA TEETH. THE UNDERSIGNED HAVE BEEN IN the habit of sending eur 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 cf Washington as the best tooth extractor and dental operator that we have ever met with. He inserts teeth u^*>n every plan that is practised in the United StaU*s. <J*o P. M. n. B. W. Tnwlca, M. D. A. V. M. D, DOS Jolin P. Millar. *. D. Jame? Bryant, X D O. F. Chambarlln, M. D., DOS. c. H. Harris, M. D. Stmoal P. Brown, M. D. Wfth* Titular. M D B. If. Francisco. M. D. Office over Ford A Bro.'s, No. 200. corner of llth street and Pa avenue. nov ^7?6m* MORE NEW GOODS. JOHN H SMOOT, NO. 119 SOUTH SIDE Bridge street, sear High, Georgetown. D. C . has received an additional supply of Fall and Winter GOODS, making his assortment very complete In his stock will be found a first rate assort ment of? Ladles' Dress Goods Black Moire Antique Silks Moire Antique Cloak and Dress Trimmings Rich stripea and Moire Antique Sash andBonnet Ribbons Swiss and Cambric Bands, Collars and Sleeves Black and ool'd Cloths, for Cloaks Stella, Brocha aad Bay State Shawls With a good assortment of the best makes Flan nels. Blankets, and Dry Goods generally. My sloes being desirable and cheap purchasers will find it to their advantage to call beforsgetting fully supplied. J. H. SMOOT. WATCHES. MW. GALT A BRO., OFFER AT ALL ? times every variety of superior WATCHES and CHRONOMETERS. They call particular attention to those made by? Jules Jurgensen, Copenhagen. Cooper, Taylor A Dixon. London. Tobias, Beesly A Blundell, Liverpool. Also, Vacheron A Constantlne's celebrated Geneva Watches, which from thelrslieand finish are peculiarly suited for ladles. Our facilities enable us to offer the above at the lowest raten. 1ET Rkpaibih?.?Watches and Chronometers carefully repaired by skillfal workmen M. W GALT A BRO., 3M Pa. avenue, betw. vth and 10th sis. Jan lfi?tf nLTLAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY MICHAEL NOUR8E, AuBHT, No 461 Tkir Utntk ttrut will. 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, 50 per ct. feb 81?Thflm COLUMBIA MARKET, Ptnusylvutia artnut, eerier of 13lA it, (CHARLES MALLARD HAS OPENED THE J above place for the keeping and sale of Pork, Beef, Mutton, Poultry, Butter, Lari, together with Game, Fruits and Vegetables in all its see sons. C. M having had sixteen years experience tn a neighboring city, fiatters 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 eas terners to merit a share of the public patronage. Jan 23?2aw2m . OAGl ERKEOT YPING BY A LAO Y. MRS. a C REDMOND HAVING ADDED to her new rooms a beautiful Skylight, and engaged an Assistant Operator, rone or the beat in the District,) she lntenos not to have her Pictures exoelled, If equalled, in the Baited States. PIC TURES put up in Embossed Cases for Fifty Ctnts, such as are usually sold elsewhere for one dollar. Particular attention paid to Copying Deguerre otvpos. Oil Paintings, Ac., Ac. t re R solicits ths patronage of the Ladlss par ticularly. liy Kooms?401 Seventh street, west side, be tween H and 1. jan'Jl-tf HATS!?HATS I NEW YORK WINTER 8TYLE8 OF ^"\ Beebe, Learv, Benin, with other fash- U lonable Gentlemen's Dress HATS, a full and complete assortment at LANE'S Hat, Cap And Bent's Furn. Store, 4M Pa. avtaue. dec 3?tf 1 WINTER CLOTHING AT COST N ORDER TO RUN OFF OUR ENTIRE stock of Heavy Cloihing we wll! offfer our large and desirable stock at cost, consisting of Over coats snd Talmas; buslne>wi, frock and dress Coats; blank and fancvPa?s!mere Pants; Cloth, cashmere and velvet Vests; white and colored Shirts, Undershirts and Drawers; Hosiery, Ac. ( Our stock of boys' and youths' Clothing em braces every style and quality of Dress and school Jackets, Roundabouts, Overcoats. Pantaloons. Ve?ts, Shirts, Drawers, Caps, Ac , \yhlch we will tell at very low prices Also, a very large stock of Servants' Clothing. WALL A STEPHENS, Neit to Iron llall, 322 Pa avenue, between 9th and 10th sts. feb l?-tf ft. P. HOOVER'S Boot, Shot, and Trunk Establishment, Iron Hall, Pa. avenue, between Vth and loth sts. 1HAVE JUST RECEIVED FOR LADIES, .nil CUII I \ I, I'.l worm ex; i^aaies Aipme Mutton Gallon, S3 50; French White Satin Ulicerious SLIPPERS, Gen tlemen's French Patent Leather BOOTS and SHOES, of all descriptions; Gentlemen's De tached GAITERS, all colors: Boy's and Youth's Patent Leather aim Calf BOOTS and SHOES. My stock of Fall and Winter Wear, recently se lected from the most celebrated m&nujhcturerg, is very superior. 1 promises to ofifer unusual inducements,and re spectfully solicit your patronage and lnfluenoe. dee 14?tf BP. HOOVKR PIANOS FOR SALE OR RENT.?New and second hand Pianos from the bestfg<CS31|a manufactories, at moderate and conve-jTsTM nlent terms for sale; second hsnd Plsnos taken ia exchange, and tuslag pianos attended tost No 4te Eleventh street, above Pa. avenue F. O. RBI CHEN BAOH. sep b?AmeoHTuATha orncui. TiiAtciT Dipaktmimt, Dec. 1, IMS. Notice Is hereby given to bolder* ef stocks of the United States that this Department will pur* chase to the amount of 91,*00 000 of said stocks at any time when the same mav be offered prior to the 1st day of J une next, and will pay therefor the following price*, to wit: For stock of the loan of 1943, a premium of ten per sent.; for stock of the loans of 1847 and 1848, a premium of sixteen per eent.; for sfeok Issued under the act ef 1160, commonly calleJft'exas-in demnity stock, a premium of six per cent.; and for stock of the loan of ldM, redeemable on the hl'.h November, 1?46, If received at the Treasury prior to the 1st day of January next, a premium of3tf percent.; lfreoalved between the 1st Jan* uary and the 31*t of March next, a premium of 2 per cent; and if received after the 3lst of March and prior to said lat of June next, a premium of 1 % percent. 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 pie date of their receipt, in both cases one day's interest will be allowed in addition tot the money to reach the seller. Certlfioatee 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) bv the party entitled to receive the purchase money. Payment for these stocks will be made by drafts upon theasslstant treasurers tt Boston, New York, or Philadelphia, as the parties entitled te receive the money may direct. JAMR9 GUTHRIE, dec 3?dtJ unel Secretary of the Treasury. AGENCY OF THI keystone insurance Co. of Philadelphia. Capital 8300 000! NNUAL REPORT FOR THE YEAR ending January 1, 1859. Assets of tne Company, consisting of Roods and Mortgages on unencumbered rtal es tate 8110,6M 00 StocfcsofotherCorporatlons, worth par 35,630 00 Cash on hand 31,156 30 Bills receivable, eonsistlng of Marine notes and short loans 936,1*13 70 Stock notes SI4,380 00 51,330 70 931V.480 00 A Whole receipts for premiums during the year. ??# e e ? ? ? # # 8118,813 05 Paid for looses and expenses during the year 71,181 04 P M. MORIARTY, President. J. MORRIS THOMPSON, Secretary. Risks changed from ether companies to this. N o 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 avenae. feb 7?3m DAVID MYERLE, Agent. BUY AND SELL FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC EXCHANGE; FURNISH DHAFTS On all Parts of United States and Europe; COLLECT DRAFTS On all parts of United States and Europe; DRAW BILLS ON 1RRt,AND FOR ?l OR UPWARDS; BUY AND SELL BONDS, STOCKS, A OTHER SECURITIES; NKOOTIATE TIME PAPER. Iivestaieat paying 10 V and ever, fer sale. LAND WARRANTS. We are at all times Purchasing, and have for Sale. LAND WARRANTS of all denominations. Land Warraats located in Iowa. Wisconsin, or Minnesota. CHUBB BROTHERS, Jan 23-tf Rankers, opposite the Treasury. J3 PERCENT BELOW MARKET PRICE. Herrings and mackerel of a su perior quality, at redaced prises. FRESH PINE APPLES, PINE APPLE CHEESE FRESH TEAS, Ac JONAS P. LEYY, 474 Pa. avenue. Wines, Liquors, Segars and Fine Groceries, feb 20-3w English plated wake. TEA SETS, COFFEE URNS, DECANTER AND FRUIT STANDS. CASTORS, WAITERS, CAKE BASKETS, DISH COVERS, fc , je , Being decidedly the largest stork of Plated Ware in the city, which we have determined to sell at neit cost. Those In want of a good article will do well to give us a call. Also, a few pierss of sterling SILVERWARE, . 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 87?es6t CLOCKS. FOR a GOOD HONRST CLOCK ALWAYS go to FRANCIS, on 7th street His Clocks cannot be excelled, and liis prices will not fright en you. He tries every oiie thoroughly, himself, and those who buy or him are sure to get a good one or have their money refunded. Jan 38 FRUIT TREES, Ac. JOHN SAUL HAS THE PLEASURE OF offering a splendid collection of FRUITjM. TREES, of superior growth and quality,VAr consisting of PEACH, APPLES, PKARS,*" CHERRIES, Ac . large and vi ;orous. and varie ties suited to this lafltude. Also, many thou sands of the large Laacashlie GOOSEBEKR1 ES; CURRANTS, red, white aiid black, the new long bunched varieties; STRAWBERRY PLANTS, RHUBARB ROOTS. SHADE TREES, EVER GREENS, Ac.. with everything pertaining to the Nursery and Seed business, or first quality and very moderate prices JOHN SAUL, Seed Warehouse, J00. 7th street, cor H, Washington, D C feb 86?eoflt* SEASONABLE GOODS. JOHN H. SMOOT, No. 119 BRIDGE ST., Georgetown, D. C., has received the following SEASONABLE GOODS: 1 ouF.e (1100 Yards) perfectly undressed Shirting Cotton, manufactured to order, aai can be re commended, at 13 W ets 1 cuse (1050 yards) undressed and extra heavy do. at l*fcct? l raae New York and Bates Mills do. S-4 bleached and brown Sheeting Cotten 10 4 and 13 4 do. ? do. Richardson's and Barklle's Shirting Linens Sheeting and Pillow-cuse Linens Damask Table Linens, Bird's Eve A Huckaback White Brilllante, Cambrics and Vlaid Muslins Plain blue, pink, bulf and mode colors Moasellii de Lalnes Prench Worked Collars and Sets, with other Seasonable Goods. Wishing to make room for Sprirg Goods, every description of Winter Goods will be offered at rtry rtduced prices for rath, or to prompt cus tomers ;*>b 13] JOHN H. SMOOT. SOIREES. PROF. H. W. MUNDER MOST RESPECT fully announces to the public that his Soirees Will take place every WEDNESDAY EVEN

ING. These entertainments are considered by all who have attended them to be the most sociable that hfis ever been given In this city. jan 33?TAWw fFM,5 Lu To u,v* NOTICE, That the 4 subscriber hath obtained from the Orphans' Oourt of Washington couuty, In the District of Columbia. Letters of Administration on the Per sonal Estate of Ass E Makiilis, late of Balti more city, state of Maryland, deceased. All per sens having claims against the deceased are hereby warned to exhibit the same, with the vouchers thereof, to the subscriber, on or l>eft>re the Itfth day of Febroary next, they may other wise.^ law be excluded from all benetlt of said estate; and all persons Indebted to said estate are hfrebv requested to make Immediate payment. I Given under my hand this ivth day of February. 1856 ANTHONY BUCHLY, f?b 36?law3w Administrator. HBRCIK GARDEN HEEDS. The undersigned begs to an ?ounca to his patrons and the public that fa? hu Just completed hit supply of the above, direct from England and the Continent, among which he woulaspeclally oall attention to the line stock of Extra Early. Prince Albert, and ether PEAS; Short-top Radish, Early York, Large York, Heart Shaped. Flat Dutch, Drumhead ard other choice CABBAGES, CAULlFLOSVERS. KROCOLI, LETTUCES, ONIONS, BEATS. BEANS, CARROTS, PARSNIPS, CELERY.SAVOYS, LEEK, CUCUMBERS, EGO PLANTS, TO MATOES, HERBS, Ac , with all other Vegeta ble Seeds In great variety Prom his long expe rience and connexions In the need trade, he ean warrant thein cf first rate excellence, and at very moderate price*. F LOWER SEEDS of choicest kinds, selected with care and specially suited to this climate, art offered either In single packets or collections, at very low rate*. Catalogues can be had on application. JOHN SAUL, Seed Warehouse M 7th street, corner of H. feb 26?eoCt? CASH PAID FOR FURNITURE. PERSONS DECLINING HOUSEKEEPING or having a surplus of Household Effects on hand, will find us prepared at all times to pur chase their entire stock, or auch articles as they may with to dispose of. Call and see BONTZ A COOMBS. No. 36U Seventh st , bet. I and K. feb 19-eod Annualofscientifiu discovert or Year-Book of Tracts In Science and Art, for 1640, edited by David A Welle A. M , SI 26, lust published and for sale at TAYLOR A MAURY'S feb 2W Bookstore, near tfth st. MACKEREL !?MACKEREL! 20 half-barrels No. 2 Mackerel 13q'r do do In store and for sale low by HARTLEY A BROTHER, feb W-lw 101 Water street, Georget'n. NEW SPRING CLOTHS, CASSIMERES, AND VESTING*. WE ARE NOW RECEIVING OUR FIRST supplies of new Spring Goods for gentle taen's wear, of late and fashionable styles, select ed with great caie, from the Philadslphia and New Yorx markets, whlih we will make to order in the most superior manner, at much cheaper rates than the usual city prices WALL A STEPHENS, 3M Pa. avenne, 3d door esst National Hotel, And 392 Pa avenue, between #th and 10th sts. feb M (IntAGlobe) kAEClSIGN OF THE SUPREME COURT " of Wisconsin In S?e cases of Booth and R v Craft (Fugitive Slave Law) being a portion of 3d vol. Wisconsin Reports, in pamphlet, 26 cent* feb*8 FRANCE TAYLOR For sale?a steam e n g i n e , of three horse power, fitted with W M Smith's patent valve, for sele. It has only been worked one month in the Maryland Mechanic*' Institute At their last exhibition, when a silver medal was awarded to the patentee. Apply to WILLIAM M SMITH, Patent Agent, Ac , Seventh st., oppo site the General Post OMee. feb 29-ft* Notice to whom it may concern. I have an application pending before the Senate Committee on the District of Columbia, to Ohange thedireatlon of Delaware avenue, near the aorthern boundary of 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: feb28-tw? J. M. GILBERT. aqa REWARD.?I will give the above re fp ?\* ward And ask no questions, for there turn of a 4ot of Papers, consisting of warrants, I judgments, note* of nand, and bills for collection. They were left by me in care of Mr H W. Tur | aer, the Clerk ef the American Hotel, during my employment there, for safe keeping. They were seen by him on Monday evening last, in the desk at 8 o'clook, and were missing on Tuesday morn ing. They may be left at this office, or at tne of,( flee of J. H. Goddard, Esq., on Louisiana ave nue All persons are hereby cautioned against b ylng any of the said papers if offered for sale, Ana will please give Information of the same to undersigned. Should they give me informa tion so that1 may get them again 1 will eive the above reward. A. E L KEESE. P. 8 ?Any information concerning the above paper* will oe considered strictly confidential, feb ?0-tf (Intel) L. J. M1DDLETON, DEALER IN ICE. OMct mrid Drrof?Southwest corner of F and Twelfth streets febt7_tf_ ANTHONY BUCHLY, , UNDERTAKER, Shep and Residence Ne. 303 Pen*, aveaae, soathslde, between9th and 10thsts., Having provided himself vwth an ELEGANT HEARSE, r??75 and all necessary conveniences forVGgjjgg&uauB properly conducing hL- 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 sixes, always on hand, which will be fur nished on tne most reasonible terms As heretofore, no pains will be spared to give entire satisfaction on all occasions. N. B.?Resldng 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 J ears, la finest new calf binding. Price S*?. 'or sale (a single set only, many of the volumes being entirely out of prtjob^ taYLQR Also, The BritUh Almanac and Companion, complete from its commencement In l^<2e to 195), twenty-four years?a single set only, made up with great pains, a complete set not being to be found in London. Price 8*28. no humbug: QUE AT IMPROVEMENT IN ETMERE AL OIL LAMPS. WE RESPECTFULLY CALL THE AT tentlon of our friends and the public gener ally to our very highly Improved ETHEREAL OIL LAMPS, the bee of the kind e>er offered to the public, one of which can be seen at any time burning at eur store No. 23 C street, between It h ane 7th HOWELL A MORSELL. ETHEREAL OIL 88 cents per gallon, feb 25-Sw American hams 100 sugar-cured American Hams, warranted ofsuperlcr flavor, and superior to Weetphalla Hams. For sale by W.H.TENNEY, Wholeeale and Retail Grocer, S. E. corner Bridge and High sts, Georget'n. feb W-eo3t BUTTER, CHEESE, Ac. EEGS GLADES BUTTER, lc# 40 boxee EASTERN CHEESE, 75 boxes SCALED HERRINGS, 20(10 pounds PRIME NEW SHOULDERS, KI00 " " HAMS, 7 hbds New Crop N O. SUGAR, Wbbls. '? " N. O. MOLASSES, Just received and for sale by BARBOUR k SEMMES. No. 63 La. av., opp. Bank of Washington, feb U6-eo6t between 0th and 7th sts. FRESH VENISON, WILD TURKEY, Ac. WILL RECEIVE FROM THE MOUN tains on Tuesday, by the Manassas Gap R., FRESH VENISON, WILD TURKEY, BUT TER, EGGS, fcn.. at KING'S Family Grocsry, feb 23 corner 1 snd 15th ste. THE BOSTON YEAR BOOK OF Tract* for 1856, an Annual of Scientific Discovery, ju t rerelve^l by FRANCE TAYLOR feb2V Avery large invoice of music this day received at the Mueic Depot 15 ' GEO. HI LB Up, Agent. ROBINSON'S PRACTICE, Vel. 2?the Practice In Courts of Justice in England and the United States by Conway ln two "'"fRANcS T?YL.OK rpHE LARGESTMUSlCKSfABLISHMENT " John"/ kTlw feb 20 CORPORATION STOCK.?8S,000 Corpo ration of Washington Stock for sale at feb*5--tf CHUBB brothers. T LWAYS GO TO ELLIS'S, IM Pa. ave A nue, to purchase your Music. He keeps the Largest assortment ln (his city. mar 3 EVENING STAR. MRS. REED'S ECOHOMY. "What is that, my dear ?" asked Mr. Reed, mildly looking up from his paper. ,4 I was exclaiming at the extravagance of my sex," replied the pretty looking woman, whose bine eyes had not yet recovered their natural dimensions. 4> Heartily, my dear, for bear this. 4 There are in New York and Brooklyn not less than five thousand ladies whore dress bill could not average annually less than two thousand dollars each, or ten millions for all." "Prodigious!" muttered Lhe merchant, " but doubtless true." 14 There are five thousand more," continued his wife, resuming her reading. 44 whose dress expenses will average one thousand dollars each, or fire millions of dollars for the whole number; and five millions of dollars more Would not Cover the dress expenses of those whose bills average every year from two hun dred to five hundred dollars. Thus, at 8 low estimate, the annua] cost of dressing our fash ionable ladies is twenty millions of dollars Perhaps we should not exceed the truth, if we estimate the annual cost of dressing and jewelling the ladies of New York and its vi cinity, at from thirty to forty trillions of dol lars 4-What wonder?'' exclaimed the goodly indignant little woman, 44 that poverty and suffering are so rife in that city; only think Ueorge ! twenty millions of dollars, to say the least, wasted in finery and extravagance; worse than wasted." Yea, ' resumed her husband, for the bulk 'of the money is exchanged for foreign fabrics and goes out of the country to pamper the miserable toadies of the old world?that's what makes me angry to think of. If the money was spent among our own producer', manufacturers and mechanics, the shame would not be burning, but no! it must bear the stamp of imported goods or our ladies would not look at the article. I saw to-day some silk which I'll be bound some French aristocrat had manufactured for his windows, but failing to give satisfaction it was sent over to the ? green Yankces.' They wouldn't know?of course not?nor caro, so long as the obsequious shopman declared that it is of 4 Pans manufacture.' And so we have walk ing curtains, with all the fixtures, likely :u not, and best hangings too?oh! to meet in our fashionable promenades dresses with fig ures larger than the whole pattern, so it takei two women to show off one gown to advantage ?it is laughable; but wife"? 44 Well?now your ejes twinkle." "It never has occurred to me to ask how much you spend in dress, say for a year." 44 Oh ! but 1 'm not fashionable, and you are not rich." " No matter for that; a better dressed wo man than yourself doesn't walk the streets of Boston. Now, for the very reason that I am not rich, I want to know how you do it." (< That is easy enough told, on a little reflec tion. " replied Mrs. Reed, blushing neverthe less. 44 You praised my new hat, yesterday, very highly." '? Never saw you look so sweetly in my life; wanted to kiss you right on the spot. Lee, the gontleman who was with me, declared that he hadn t met with so handsome and well dressed a lady since he bad been in Boston. There's for you?and he's a New Yorker; but oome, what did you give for the bonnet pinch in bread and butter, eh?" and he pinoLed his wife's rosy cheek. 44 No, indeed," she merrily replied, 44 you know last week I asked you for three dollars; well that was what the bonnet cost me !" -?Ah, Miauie ! I m not so green as that?a lady's bonnet three dollars?a bonnet like that!'' 44 But I made it myself, for I have long been confident that a milliner's time is worth to her a dollar a minute, and that we pay more for that than shape, materials and all So I have made my bonnets for the past two reasons ; this very frame wore velvot last win ter. I was curious to get a milliner's judg fflbat upon it, and yesterday asked Mies to show me seme ten dollar hats bLe did so?and I would not have exchanged mine for any of them Ila! ha! Why my black silk that looks so fresh, none oi my friends know but I have bought a new one. I turned and altered, and trimmed it handsomely; and yet the trimmings cost only one dollar and fifty cents; you see there's a good deal in taste." she added blushingly. 44 Oh yes, Mrs. ^elf-Conceit; then we may put the silk dress at one dollar fifty Ah there's the new one?I lorgot that.'' ' 44It ooi>t twelve dollars; for I made it a point to get good and rich silk, that it may bear turning or a change of pattern. But I made it every stitoh myself, with only a little help from sitter Annie.'1 44 But the seamstress, I saw her." 44 Oh ! she was sewing up the cotton for the family. I always make it a point to employ some one of my friends for that, and pay lib erally. Shall I tell you what it cost? ' 4'No, for we are upon dress; now gloves, shoes, laces, Ac. Come, all the secrets of Jour marvelous extravagance, madam !" and lr. Reed flourished his pencil pompously. 4> Qloves, four dollars a year, ' said hia wife, 44 put that at four dollars, fjr I get the very best, from motives of economy; shoes, say eight dollars, though I am not quite certain that it is as much ; la*cs, perhaps five dol lars, having a good assortment and taking care of them. My dressing gowns are of French calico, that are yet handsome after three years' wear; but to be more explicit, I have kept an account of everything in that lino which I have bought for the last ten months, and my outside dress, winter and all, has not exceeded soventy-five dollars." Mr Reed looked at his wife with exulting glances. 44 And yet," he exclaimed, " how well, how well, in how thoroughly pure and elegant taste you have always appeared, my admira ble wife. It is owing to your economy that I obcapud threatened failure during the last terrible year. And I have more to tell you. Jenkins, who has just got out by a broken back, thanked me yesterday for my kindness to him during his illness, and called down blessings on your head for the solicitude you had displayed towards his family. It was you, then, w^o sent them bread and wood; and warm clothes: for the children ; it was you who got Billy a go?>d place, and provided comfortable hume for your poor washerwo man; it was you who tilted out the little lame girl w ith decent clothes, and sent her to school; it was you who, during the season of distress, went like a ministering angel to the haunts of the poor, preferring to spend my allowance in doing good to the needy, rather than display your own beautiful person in the habiliments of fashion. Uod's blessings on you, my uoblo am proud of you. I have found a treasure of which not only I, but my country should be proud. Fot, should calamity come, this fair check would never blush at the thought; 44 it wai my heartless extravagance tha' aided in the overthrow of my native land.'' God's blessings on you? lie does bless you daily ; and when the poor butterflies, who think more of a yard of bro cade than a human Eoul, stand before the judgment seat of the great Ood, how little in comparison with such as you, my wife, will such frivolous, heartless beings appear. Nay, Ibis is just praise, though you have done your good words silently in secret, and not for hu man approbation"?and imparting a kisi upon her forehead, the happy husband returned t^> his counting-room. Reader, in fair circumstances, in good stand ing to the world and in the church, are you Mrs. Reed ? ty The woman who neglects her huiband'a shirts is not the wife of his bosom. I THE WEEKLY 81A&. Vtte?konU?at ruill^and New* Jouraal talalng ? greater wnrirty of UMr?U| reeAlag MB be fr?nn4 la uy oikw?U publish** ?? dayaormlag IB 91 9*vm-. ?. ? _____ ?????? ? Twenty cop.^i.?????????#????????????? CT C??# Iff TAftlAM.1 IB UVlMt. (?7* 81ifl?eoi)? (li wvtmrt) en Mm? tA at the connter. Immediately after tBe Una of Ik paper. Price?Tun enure. Post ha it sit wfeoact as agents win ke allows ? oommiaioB of twenty per ceat. Marshal Vaillawt ?Ab anecdote n re lated of Marshal Vaillant, the Freach Minu ter at W ar, known idoi( the amy, with whom he ia very popular, a* " L* Brutal" for the roughness of his manners. which showf that b rough exterior often covert a large a&?l compassionate heart. A short time usee aa old retired Captain, a companion ia arms of the sunt fortunate Marshal, laid a petition before the Minister at War for en appoint ment, then Tacant. which he considered him self capable of filling The Marsha! threw the petition on the table without looking at it. rudely remarking that it was "all trash " The old soldier withdrew in despair. Oa the following morning, at 7 o'clock, there waa a knock at the door of his rvom. situated on the sixth floor of some house in the subnrbe. To the Captain's demand, " Who U there p" the reply wet, "Marshal Vaillant?you did not tell me yesterday whether you had a wife and ohildren, and you did not mention it in your petition?I want to know." The aeton ished veteran replied, 411 am married, have five children, and 1.360 franca a year pen sion." Upon which the plain epoken Mar shall observed : "That ia a great piece of folly; a soldier has no need of a wile and children Tour request is a still greater ab surdity. for the place you soaght is given away, as you must know ; 1 am come ex pressly to tell you so " The poor Captain determined to quit Paris immediately, he had abandoned all nope of advancement ~all n.-oe pect of being able to make a better provision for his wife and family Uis astonishment and jty may be imagined, when on reaching home he found a letter from the Minister at War, containing his appointment to a mack better and more lucrative poet than that for which he had applied. Pews?Their Hisronr.?in Anglo-Saxon and some Nurman churches of early date, a stone bench was make to project within the wall, running round the whole interior exoept the east end. In 131 tf they are represented as setting on the ground, or standing About this time the people introduced low, rude, three legged stools, promiscuously over the church. Wooden seat? were introduced seon after the Norman Conquest. In 1287 a decree was is sued in regard to the wrangling for eeate, so Oommon, that none could call anv seat in church his own except noblemen ana patrons, each entering and holding the one ne first entered. As we approach the Reformation, the pew system prevailed, as we learn from a complain! the poor Commons addressed to Henry v III, inl54f>, in reference to a decree that a bible should be in every church at liberty for all to read, because they feared it might be taken into the "quyre, or some "pue." In 164*3 galleries were introduced As early as 1511, pews were arranged to afford comfort by being baited or cushioned; while the sides around were so high as to hide those within (A device of the Puritans, to avoid being seen by the officers, who reported those who stand when the name of Jesus was mentioned ) With the reign of Charles I, the reaeons for heightening the sides disappeared ; and from the civil war they declined gradually to their present height. Vert Cool.?We like individuality of Character and genuine eccentricity?and wit nessed on Sunday, at one of our fashionable churches, a capital specimen of it. Brother X came in from the fire with his paste rolled up td the very extreme top of his boots, displaying a white lining in the front of hlf pants, in strong relief against the black cloth pants, and after leisurely occupying one of the " hot flue*." of the principle aisle for the purpose of warming his feet, and from which p ?ition his " machine style of legrins" waa beautifully conspicuous, he prooeeded to hia pew. well up In the aristocratical locality,and Being a very careful man, and very methodi cal withal, he thought he would just take the opportunity to dry his old umbrella, whioh had accompanied him in his Peregrinations about the fire locality. Po, wuile the holy man was making prayer, immediately after the first hymn, Brother N opened his old cotton, storm-worn proteotor, and stuok it up in his pew that it might dry off in the mild summer atmosphere of that holy place. We like Brother N 's independence?we de indeed, aud should not wonder on some future Sunday to see him undertake to change hia sfctrt during divine service. A Lottbbt Scheme?A French paper re lates the following scheme resortea to by a young damsel in order to prooure a husband : '< A young lady, pretty, and well educated, residing in the arondiasment of Pithiviere, Las conceived the idea of putting herself up to Lottery. There are to nc 300 tickets at 1000 francs each, and to the fortunate winner she will give herself and the 2?9.00?f by way of dowry The lady has attached Some very prudent conditions to the purchase of ticketa. She will only sell them to persons whom she thinks will suit her, and, in order to secure that point, she exacts a half an hour's ittt conversation with each applicant. There is no limit of age imposed, but more than one ticket may be taken ly one person The lot tery wi'l be drawn on the 25th of November next, at the Marie de Pithiviers. No married men are allowed to take tickets. It is said that a number of Englishmen have become purchasers, and applications are coining in From all quarters Buxi.ng tub Conrasi;?"Pat," said the captain of the schooner Ann Maria Mati'da, '? can you box the compass " Uh. be jabers, yis, replied the raw re cruit from the Kinersld Isie.'* " Well, go at it, then," replied the captain, who, at that moment was called to another part of the vessel. Half an hour afterwards the captain found the compass was miasing. "Pat, here, you lubber-head, where'* the lOinpafs?" " Faith, it's in the howld, sir " ! " What is it doing there, roared the infuri ated officer. rt Why, didn't yer honor tell me to box the compass?an' didn't I mind yees ? 1 packed it away, sir, in one of thim empty boxes of soap, nailed it up tight, an put it in tha howld I boxed it all safe, sir."^ Karlv Trials or .SoccassrcL Writhus.? W Lieu Mr. Dickens laid down the reporter's itencil he was not entirely preserved from ailure He wrote an opera (though few knew his) whioh Jlullah set to music, and it failed Mr. Thackeray s early productions are very >?or. Douglas Jerrold, in escaping from hi* e* life, and subsequent sojourn in a printing .dee, endured trials which left an impression >n J?is sharp features, and from which, per ittps, ho draws the quills of caustic toaoh i|<on his bitter irony Mr Fonblanque, be ore throwing himself from Mr Chitty s dusky ?fiice into the brightest current of the period cal press, must have had a severe schooling o pass through. [y We once saw a young man gating at he *ry heavens, with a t in I Id?" nnd a Jf pistol- in the other * ? endeavored c attract his attention by .ing to a \ in a pa ?r held in oar HT, relating 2 a man in that > of country who had left home in a state of nental derangement. He dropped the t and dstols from his with the ! /'It is I ,f wactu U read. I left home b4 my friende chew of my design. I had tt the &T * ^irl who refused 2 lislO 2 me, but smiled b91y >n another, I ed madly from the house ittering a wild ' to the god of love, tnd with out replying to the ? ? ? ef my friends cam# lere with this t A ?? of pistols to put a . to ny existence. My case has no in this ty Kara birds in hard times?golden en jles. s