Newspaper of Evening Star, March 21, 1856, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated March 21, 1856 Page 1
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THE EVENING STAB, f l'HLI*HED EYEKT AKTKRIOOS, (EXCKPT SUNDAY,) U is* fu* BmWi**'. ro'msr ?/ P?nn.tfl+ma?s M4M fimuli jtrtil, . D. W A LL A CH, #1.1 IkktwI to sr.b*cr1bers bycanierg at SIX Avt> A yUAR I fcK CENTS, pajrab'.r wmkiv U> tbe Agents; papers ?enmd in packages at 37# tr-nts par month. To mall subscriber* the *nb ?crl jtion priceIs rHREE DOLLARS AND FIE f Y CK.N rS ? vearta advance, TWO DOLLARS for six tnoa&r, and ONK DOLLAR for three lanoths; ff-r lew than three months at the rite of 1?% eenu a week. f^SINGLE COPIES ONK CENT I KITEO STATES COURT OF CLAini. j VUD-THK UNDERSIGNED, JOHN C. V DEVEREUX. of New York city, and M. THOMPSON, of Washington, d C., Attorney! and CoaaseUors-at- law. ar? associated for the i?^al prosecution of claims for creditor* of Gov ernment, In the Coart of Claims. They will co operate In immediate and careful attention to business matters at W ashington which may be entrusted to their care by gentlemen of the profession and claimants In the city of New York, or elsewhere in any part of tbe Union. Thev mav be consulted at any time, personally or by letter, either at New York or Washington. Particular Information as to claims which nave V*n at anv time Before Congress or Departments oaj] be furnished at onoe upon application by the parties interested. ^OHN C. DEVKREUX. No 90 Broadway, corner of Wall street, New \ ork city. M THOMPSON, Washington city. N. B ?J C. Dev arena Is a Commissioner of the Court of Claims. feb 40? tf II. SEJIKKN, Jeweler, JJO P$nmm ?*??*>?. titwus 9tk and 10tk ttritti, I AS KECK I V ED AND OPEN ED THIS DAY Ha: a magnificent assortment of fine and rich imported JEWELRY,suchaa Plor pfltlne and Roman Mosaics, Italian Lavas Corals. Garnets. Cameos, and a vari-' et? of richly chased Gold Jewelry or any deacrlp tloa, the very latest styles Also, a new lot of Hue London and Geneva WATCHES, warranted tuneiwepe? FOR CHRISTMAS PRESENTS. A splendid assortment of fine Silverware, Pitch ers. Castors. Creams, Goblets, Cupe, Forks and Spoons, (sterlingJ Fish, Cake and Pie Knives, M' 8 .liter and Frait Knives, Soup and Oyster Ladle*, l>resierve. Sugar and Cream Spoons, Salt Cellars, Napkin Rings, etc., etc. SILVER PLATED WARE, ON ALBATA. Castors, Baskets, DuUerboats, Ume, Forka aod Spoons FANCY ARTICLES. French Ciecks, Dresden China Ornaments, la variety. Card Cases. Portmonnalee, Cigar Caaea. And also a large assortment of SPECTACLE8 la Sold. Silver and Steel frames, to suit every eve and age; Eye Glasses, Congress Specs, and Opera Glasses. IZT" vYe take pleasure In showlag our gooda to all, whether purchasers or not. All our goods are warranted as presented, and WVi be sow at the lowest possible price I^Jewelrv and Silverware made to order; Diamonds remounted; Gold Pens repointed, and bmrravlng on Stone executed at short notice. Chronometers and all kinds of due Watches and Mr.slcal Boxes put In perfect order at short notice. H. S EM KEN, Jeweler, Pa. avenue, between 8th and 10th its. ifc 1 -tf CHAUJVCKV WAKltlNER, WATCHMAKER AND JEWELEB. \ND DEALER IN FINE WATCHES JEW EL R V and SI LVER WARE, wouldrespeet fillr solicit the attention of those who desire a good artitde, to his choice varletv of London, Ge oevaand Copenhagen WATCHES, selected with tue view of t:me-keeping and durable qualities, for which a suitable guarantee wiU be furnished tk<w who purchase GOLD SEALS. FOB and VEST CHAINS, KINK JEWELRY. SILVER SPOONS, GOB LE TS, CU PS, FORKS, Ac., for sal" at N. York prices. The Chronometer, Duplex, Lever. Cylinder, Repeating, Musical and other WATCHES re paired Ma?. JEWELRY. Ac. No }:? Pa. avenue. between 6th and7th streets, Brown's Hotel Building, sign of the GOLDEN WATCH, Jan '36?1m Washington, D C. UAGl ERREOTYP1NO BY A LADY. RS A C. REDMOND HAVING ADDED to her new rooms a beautiful Skylight, and engaged an Assistant Operator, tone of the best in the District,) she Intends not to have her Pictures emailed, if equalled, in the United States. PIC TURES pu up in Embossed Cases for Fifty Ctnu. such as are usually sold elsewhere for one dffilar. Particular atientjou paid to Copying Deguerre otypes, Oil Paintings, Ac, Ac. Mrs R solicits the patronage of the Ladles par ticularly " koot.i?401 Seventh street, west side, be tvreea H and 1. Jan 31-tf COPPfN ,? AkBROOM, fce. J WILLIAM PLANT A CO., VNDERVA ? KERs .esideaceUti Seventh street, ketvrrn G aad H streets. Interment-, pr.f ured In any ground Kaeautary Coffins, Cape, Shaouda, Carrlagea, Mftt.-te, ever/ article for interments of la* Ocst quality furnished at abort notice, on the ?us: reasonable terms, anl at all hours of the aijht Having the exclusive right of Crump's l*avnt Corp** Preserver, we guarantee to keep the trad for any leagth of time. Jy 11?ly f No. 550 ] * kwanap aad Overflowed Lands." PL'BL1C NOTICE?PURSUANT TO THE 1-vaructioas<-f the Secretary of the Interior, i> notice is hereby given tbat, in order to brtijg to a eiose the business under the act of Con> *raes approved September *J, 1850. entitled, "An *' to enable the State of Arkansas, and other atate*. to reclaim the 'swamp lands' within their Umtu." and at the same time afford to parties who c laim that portions of the land* selected un d<-r said law an? dry and fit for cultivation, an op port laity to Introduce evidence, all lands so se lected to the approval whereof no objection be mad?- within six months from the date hereof, will becertliied and patented to the States Such objections as are contemplated by the above must be made under oath, aad filed with the register and receiver of the proper land office for transmission to the General Land Office The accessary forms for affidavits are in the hands of said officers. Tte following classes of land are exempt from obiectlon, to-wit: 1st Lauds entered with cash, or located with military bounty land warrants or scrip, after the paasa/f of the act of ?th September, 1*50, and pnor to the passage of the act of 2d March, 1855, for tae relief of purchasers and locators of swamp iad oversowed *u.d.-t '' td Lands already patented to the State under the swamp law. in all cases where obiectlon is raised, testimony mast be taken before tae register and receiver of tae .aad office, at such time, after the expiration <?1 said six months, as thev may appoint, with the toojem of the Commissioner of the General Land Office Theilitsof swamp and overflowed lands are ?|-en to Inspection during the regular business k.>ur? of Ike Land Office Given under my hand, at the city of Washing ?">3, tats 2lst day of December, !??. THOS. A.HENDRICKS, Commissioner General Land Office. Jaa 10. pnon LONDON ANO PARIS.?HOW 1 ard's Law* of the British Colonies in Ainer 'ca and the West Indies. 'J vols Det>at?s on the q ieb?c Bill in 1771, 1 vol A abet ? History of the British Power la India, * voU. Hough s Political Had Military Events In Brit ish India from 1756 to 184?. t v^la. Flintotf s Kite end Pmpretts of th^ I ?w? nf England and Walaa, 1 voi^ lhC LaW* of L-*50i*vol H1,l0ry of the Half c?ntury ending Cheshire's ResulU of the British Census 1 vol Sta'.e Pap-rs growing out of the Waraaf the r rench Revolution, 10 vols. Ja^ob?Science dew Finances, tire de l'hlstorie fiaanclere nioderne dew Etats de 1'Europe. t vol? De Mar e s et De Cuasy?Ree-iel de Tmites '^"?entioas, et autre* Actes Dlplomatlquei, 5 D? Marteas?Recueil de Traitesdes Puissances <ie rEurope, 14 vols De .Martens?Causes Celebres du Droit des as, 2 vols Be Martens?Nouvelles Causes Celebres du i>ror. des Gens, 2 vols. Impor ed with man. other valuable works of ?* the same class, by FRANCK TAYC.OR. MTLOTHINI9 >IAI)K TO ORDEK. ? VtBEKS OF CONGRESS, CITIZENS aid strangers wishing to supply themselves na superior garments, made to order are Invited ?"?xsmiae our superior assortment of Do?<kins. ^?lhs Caaaimeraa, Silk, Satin and Velvet Vest r'ui" . wh,ch i?*s been selecledwlth an espe - ewtothe wants of our customers, which n?t,W t0 0Qr*sure in a manner inferior to nooe, at muca cheaper rates than the usual city a2*?? WALL A STEPHENS, 9 All? Li avenue between ?th and 10th streets * avenue, 3d door east of the Nattoaal uotrt Jan?a L ,K *' Dress dw?2!? , 1 th,s (Ur ,ntro N?w^^rT' G#uln ? '"biona- U -sew York Dress Hats LANE'S marFill^i^mb1' Htt C|Pind Fur ^ Ueolm nlshing Store. VOL. VII. WASHINGTON, D. C.. FRIDAY. MARCH 21, 1856. NO. 972. MS { L. J. MIDDLKTON, nm D ??A 1 E B 1 N 1 C OJIetand Depot?Southwest corner of P and rwrWh street tob 23-tf JONAS P. LEVY, I**0*T?* AND DIA.LKK m WINR8, LIQUORS, CIGARS, AHD FINS GROCERIES, en?^i?ommi"ion * Fonrardin* Merchant JAZF?ANCK A1D BTLL bxokkr, No. 474 Pa. av., two doors below U. 8 Hotel, Washihotoh Citt.D. G. w. u ? Country Merchant* are requested ts ntvs me a call before purchasing elsewhere ec 2-ly T 6UTTAPKRCH&TEETH. HE UNDERSIGNED HAVE BEEN IN the habit of tending our patrons to Dr COS BY, formerly of Richmond, Va., for Dental operations for a ber of years, and take pleasure In recommending him to the citizens 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. Oso. r. Boldmti. If. D. H. W. Tow la*, m. D. A. V. P?yn?. M. D, CDS John F. Miller, M. D. iU?.?*?8r!rf')l: * D ?- *? OtasmbsrMn, M. D., DD8. ? H- *? D? 8?mnel P. Brown, M. D. W*bs Tln.le?. M. D B. M. Frsndsco, M. D. O?oe over Ford A Bro.'s, No. 280, corner of 11th street and Pa avenue. nov27??m* OUTTA PERCHA TEETH. 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-^ZH^^r ty, strength and cleanliness. Dr. M. is determined to keep pace with everv Improvement In Dentlstry,and will strive to please and proAt his patrons. ? ? ? ? imRinoi: P. D. Gurtey, D D. Ho% R H GlUet, a' n O O. Hon. S A Douglas, B Sunderland, D.D. Dr R P Patterson, H. R. Schoolcraft, Esq. Dr. R H Coolldge, Hon. C Mason. Dr. Thomas Mfller, Hon. A O P Nicholson, And the Medical Faculty of Georgetown Col laKe- nov 23?tf DESTINY DEMO N3TKATED BY THE PLANETS ?>R ASTROLOGY. PROF'R SYLVESTER CONTINUES TO !? oretell all Partisular Events of Human Life, auch as Love, Marriage, Description of Persons, Riches, Business, Friends, Rights, Claims, and Deeds of Property; all kinds of Speculations, Law Suits, Gain or Lose; of Sickness, all kinds of Dis tempers cured in quick time. Terms: Fifty Cents, male or female; People of Color, Twenty-Five Cents. No. 137 B street, opposite the Smithsonian, oa he Island mar 3-lm* TMPHAM fc NORKLET'S NEW AND CHEAP ? ADDLE, HARNESS AffD TRU1JX STORE, 199 Seventhst .oppositeOdd Fellows'Hall. MESSRS. TOPHAM. ?? ?? ?9|^^late of Philadelphia, and ?TO * V^^NORFLET of This city.^BnHm ? respectfully announce to^^MBsAAJif their friends and the public, that they have com menced the Saddling Business at the above stand, where they will make and keep "fconstantly on hand a large and superior assortment of?Mens', Ladles', and Boys' SADDLES, BRIDLES MARTINGALES, and WHIPS HARNESS of every description, both for city and country use. AllJUn^ of TRUNKS, VALISES, and CAR r?vF*?AGS Ladies' SATCHELS, TRAVKL ING BASKETS,and FANCY WORK BOXES u8/L^AN^BT8j covers, collars; and HAMKS. Horse, Spoke, and Dust BRUSH ES. CARDS, CURRY-COMBS, SPONGES, Ac. Ac. ' All material used will be the best that can be obtained; and both of us having been practical workmen for several years, we feel confident that our work cannot be surpassed, either for style or durability. By unremitting efforts to give satis- 1 faction we hope to merit, and rexpectfuUy solicit, a share of public patronage. ' Pastlcnlar attention paid to corerlag Trunks and repairing all kinds of work. Saddlers' tools constantly on hand, nov 7?tf SPRING eooos. JOHN H SMOOT, No. 119 South siis Bridge street, n?r High, Georgetown, D. C . has re ceived his irst Instalment of SPRING GOODS sul ed to ths earlv demand. Plain cols all wool Mous de Lalnes, Plain Black Silks, all grades. Plain French Prorolesor Cambrics, White and colored figured BHUlantes, 10U pieces English and American Calicoes, VO pieces Manchester and Domestic Ginghams 25 pieces White Cambrics and Jaoonets ' 5U pieces Checked and Plain Mudins. ' V!5 pieces Richardson and Barklle's Irish Linens 3U0 pieces soft-Snlshed Shirting Cotton, 12Kc ' New York. Bat??s and Wamasutta Mills Aa Heavy bleached and brown Sheeting Cottbns Toweling, Table Damasks, and Napkins, Ladi-s and Geats Linen Cambric Handkerchiefs, Heavy (Unaburg Prints and S riped Osnaburgs Mixed Denims and twilled and plain do. ' Also, Whalebone and Manilla Corded Skirts White and slate colored do . with other seasonable goods, to which large ad ditions will soon be made from ths latest arrivals in New York and Philadelphia Cash and prompt paying customers are solicited to call early. (mar5) J.H.B. SELLING OUT TO f HANGE BUSINESS. Having determined to discon tlnuethe Perfumery, Stationery, ard Fancy Goods business, and keep solely a first-class V\ano, Music, arid Mutual Instrument Store, we shall continue from this day to sell our s'ocl at a great sacrifise \Ve invite the ladies of the city to call and ex amine mir assortment, assuring them they will tinditthe largest and most varied in this city. Such goods as Combs, Brushes. Perfumery, Soaps, Card cases, Portmonnaies, Jet and Cor nelian goods. Papier Mache and Pearl goods. Umbrellas. Toys. Baskets, Dollt, Chess. Statu ary, Toilet articles, VlsiSng and Playln? Cards, Pens. Ink, Paper, Cabas, Work Boxes, Fans, Bird cage*, Clocks, Va.?es, Mantel Ornaments, Engravings with or without frames. Knives. Knivee. Scissors. Lazors, Ac , Ac Call and examine It is our pleasure to show goods whether you buy or not Rein?mber 306 Pa avenue, between 9th and 10th streets, the Great Piano and Music Store of ?*>arl2 JOHN F. ELLIS HATS!?MATS I NEW YORK WINTER STYLES OF Beebe, Learv, Genln, with other fash- ? A ionable Gentlemen's Dress HATS, a full^fe and complete assortment at LANE'S Hat, Cap And (font's Furn. Store, 424 Pa. aveaue dec 3? it INDIA, or the Pearl sf Pearl Hirer: by Mrs South worth. Christian Album; edited by Mrs. fc P. Elam Vol I. 7 c uSnSK "'C'l0'"" " ? The guarterly Law Journal, published In Richmond January No. The Virginia Convention of 177tt; by H B. Grlgsby. FRANCK TAYLOR. VALUABLE LAND AND PENSION bsska?scarce. Illinois Bounty-Land Patent Book; linds in Illinois to soldier* of late war, giving the names of thepatantee. the service perform*!, and de scriptl n and location of the tract cf land to which thev are entitled. Pension Rolls of the United States, 3 volumes; showing the names,service, and allow*n:es, Ac., or all persons entitled to a pension in toe ditfer *n.?s',*tes an<* Territories of the United States rAViOR A MAURY, booksellers, have for ?aie two copies each of the above books, lnvalua J? P*?aloa agents and Ihose engaged In the land agency business mar Book store near Ninth street. SEW SPH1NH CLOTHS, ( ASMHERES, AND vesting. W *KCEIVING OUR FIRST men's new Spring Goods for gentle S wlttT^r?.? ? fiwblonable styles, select \evr VotVni fr?m th? Philadelphia and in th, m ^Tu^PWhL h we wm **** '0 o'dsr 3m Pi avsno*. "u 4 STEPHENS, reb (IntAGlobe) IfK w; HKHky Pal>iTsk'? PIANO FORTE CLASSkH Five Dollars Fer Quarter * Apply at GEORGE HILBUS'S Music Depot Peaii) .vanla avejue. mar u_^ ^SETCH BOOK OP .HEISTEH K\hL ^ by C G. Island, SI 26 ^ The Way of Salvation, by Albert Barnes, fl. Oce?n, illustrated, by P. ||. Goese, SI Talee from the German, by W. H 1'urn ess 76c ?ar??tf FRANCK TAYLOR ' orriciu,. Tkbasuet DirABTMSNT, Dec. 1, IPSA. Notice Is hereby given to holders of stocks of the United States that this Department will pur chase to the amount of si ,500 000 of said stocks at any tim? when the same may be ottered prior to th* 1st day of June next, and will pay therefor the following prices, to wit: For stock of the loan of 1842, a premium of ten percent; for stock of the loans of 1947 and 1848, a premium of sixteen per cent.; for stock lssned under the act of 1850, commonly called Texas-In demnity stock, a premium of si\per cent.; and for stock of the loan of 1946, redeemable on the i?th November, 1840, 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 9 per cent ; and if received after the 31st of March and prior to said 1st of June next, a premium of 1# percent. i nterest will also he allowed on said stocks at the rates speal fled In the certificates, from the 1st July last, if assigned with the principal of the certificates received prior to the 1st of January next. After that date the interest will be allowed In addition to the premium from 1st of January to the date of their receipt. In both cases one day's interest will be allowed In addition for the money to reach the seller. Certificates transmitted to this Department un der the present notice should be duly assigned to the United States (with the current half year's In terest, If sent prior to the 1st of January nact) by the party entitled to receive the purchase money. Payment for these stocks will be made by drafts upon theasaistant treasurers at Boston, New York, or Philadelphia, as the parties entitled to receive the money may dlreot. JAMBS GUTHRIE, dec 3?dtJunel Secretary of the Treasury. ANTHONY hlx'HLY, UNDERTAKER, Shop and Residence No. 303 Pens, avenue, sonth side, between 9th and 10th sts., Having provided himself with ?n ELEGANT HEARSE, ?jj and all necessary conveniences for r~ properly conducting bu business, would respectfully Inform the public that he is folly prepared to fill all orders entrusted to him, at the shorten' notice, and in the best manner A large supply of READY-made coffins of all alses, always on hand, which will be fur nished on the most reasonable terms. As heretofore, no pains will be spared to give entire satisfaction on all occasion*. N. b.?Resld ng on tbe premises, orders will be promptly attended to at ail hours ' ~i7-ly feb' AGENCY OF THE Keystone Insurance Co. of Philadelphia. c&p it ftl ??????.??????????? $300.000! Annual report for the year ending January 1,1856 A?seta of tne Company, consisting of Bonds and Mortgages on unencumbered reales tate *110,601 m Stoc>s of other Corporations, worth par 25,620 <*> Cash on hand.... 31,?56 30 Bills receivable, consisting of Marine notes and short loans f 38,943 70 Stock notes *14,3*1 (hi 51,339 70 #219,420 00 Whole receipts for premiums during tbe year f 112,81t 05 Paid for losses and expenses during the year 71,1m 04 P M MORIARTY, President. J. MORRIS THOMPSON, Secretary. Risk* changed from other companies to this. no charge for policy fee. Enquire at the olftoe of j. E. Kendall, over r. Morrow s Exchange OAce, first door West of W. B. Todd's hat store on Pennsylvania avenue. feb 7?3m DAVID MYERLE, Agent. M' BUY AND SELL FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC EXCHANGE; FURNISH DRAFTS On all Part* of United Statos and Europe; COLLECT DRAFTS On all parti of United Statei and Europe; DRAW BILLS ON IRELAND FOR ?1 OR UPWARDS; BUY AND SELL BONDS, STOCKS, ft OTHER SECURITIES; NEGOTIATE TIME PAPEH. Investment paying 10f and ever, fer mia. LAND W A re ANTS. We <ire at all times Purchasing, and have for Sale, land WARR ANfTSof all denominations. Land Warrants located in Iowa, Wisconsin, or Minnesota. CHUBB BROTHERS, Jan 23-tf Bankers, opposite the Treasury. [ORE NEW JEWELKY, WATCHES, L Silverware, lie. Diamond, Pearl, Cameo, Florentine Mosaic, 1* va, and Plain Sets, complete Diamond Hroochee, Ear and Finger Rings Diamond Crosse*, Studs, Pins. ftc Ladies' and Gentlemen's extra fine Watches Gentlemen's Fob, Guard and Vest Chains Ladles' new style Chatalains and Fancy Guards Pure sliver Tea Sets, richlv embossed WaltersrGobiets, Cups, Spoons, Forks, Ladles And every variety of Fancy SILVERWARE, suitable for present*. The above are all of the latest styles, Just re ceived, and offered unusually low. M. w GALT a BRO., mar 8 341 Pa av. bet 9th ajyi 10th sta. Iioia; THE PEAKL of PEAKL k1vek, by E. D. E. N. Southworth, si. Learning to Think, by Abbott, 50 cents. United states, Canada and Cuba, by Miss Mur ray, si. Putnam's Magazine for March, 25 cents. Harper's do do do llenrl De l'tour, or the Comrades In Aims, by F. Smith, 50 cents Annual of Scientific Discoveries, or Year Book of Facts, for '856; 81.95. For sale by E. K LUNDY, inar 7?tr No. lt? bridge st., Georgetown. SELLING oVrl A CHANCE FOR GREAT BARGAINS ? From this to the 1st of April we shall offer our stock at g:eatty-reduced prl<e?. In order to make room for our usual immense Spring Stock We mention, in part, Jet Goods, Brushes and Combs, of every class and style, Perfumery. Cologne, Extracts, Soap, Shaving Soap ana Boxes, Rozors, Strops, Knives. Umbrellas, Canes, Baskets, Portmonniiles, Card cases, Card receiv ers, Paint Boxes, Children's Toys and Games, fine Engravings, with or without frames, Paper, Ink, Envelopes, Cards. Sand Boxes, Inkstands Rulers, Note and Check Books, Vases. China Goods, Fans, Cages, and an endless variety at the Piano store of JOHN ELLIS, mar 8 3u6 pa av. bet. 9th and 10th sts. SINGING amd FLUTE LESSONS Mr WILLIAM PALMER, Professor of Sing ing. ftc., having been Induced to accompany his nephew (Mr. Henry Palmer, the eminent pi anist,) on his return to this coun'ry, and to take up his residence In this city, will be happy to re celve pupils for instruction either in Singing or in the art of Flute Playing, having been associ ated with the best Professors in Europe, studied uftd?r Crevelli,the great voral master in London, and under C. Nicholson, the renowned flutist. For terms, Ac., apply to him, by note or other wise, at No. 257 Pennsylvania avenue, between 12th and 13th streets au 'it?tf NOW THE SNOW IS THAWING!

The lakes are overflowing with Bouquets of Resl and Artificial FLOWERS, with PERFUMERY. FANCY GOODS. MUSICAL BOXES. CLOCKS,STA TIONERY, ftc , Ac. OPERA GLASSES for sale or rent. At THE LAKES, nriar 5 501 Pa. av., near Adam's Express P. nbnnino, ARCHITECT AND SUPERINTENDENT, WILL FURNISH PLANS AND SPECIFI CATIONS for buildings of every descrip tion, and superintend their erection if required. Designs (at public and private Buildings, Counting Houses Churches, Monuments. Also, Wo.klng drawings for builders will be carefully executed at reasenable terms Ofike,sit F stiee , north side, between 14th and 15th, Wash!ngten D. C. mar 1-1 m SINGER'S Improved Sewing Machines. ?he highest Awnrd ?( |5e w' ,,j5x},M?'#b' thereby receiriag the W?U s Verdict mt Superiority. mHE IMPROVEMENTS in this ma j fi. ,'mPUW them in tniny respects, ana In** arecnpableof executing twice the amount of work tirey did formerly in any given time ^thoat question the only Machines ca pable of sewing every variety of goods perfect; a shirt bosom or heavy trace for harness can be sewn by any of these machines by aslmplechange of needle and thread in sueh a manner that the closest scrutiny cannot detect a fault Manufacturers, planters and families wlU And them the only safe Machines to purchase, as they are built strong and durable, and not likely to g?t out of order. ' nachl,n?? attached, for binding hau, cap fronts, gaiters, Ac ? I Needles, Ac., constantly on hand, at the loweu rates. Persons desirous of information regarding Sew ing Machines will please address K I. M SINGER A CO., 105 Baltimore street, Baltimore. N B?We are prepared to exchange these ma chiaes for old machines of any kind Terms 11b I eral Persons who have been Induced to purchase Inferior machine* under the pretext of being cheap, will find this a benefit indeed. inar 10?tf _ SOIREES. OROF. H. W. MUNDER MOST RESPECT A 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 sociabU that has ever been given in this citv. Jan 2a?TAW w etherial oil or burning fluid MANUFACTORY. rpilE ATTENTION OF DEALERS is called , -k to the faet that my facilities are such that 1 ean supply them with ETHERIAL OIL at as low a price and on as good terms as any house in Baltimore or elsewhere. The quality of my Oil Is surpassed by none. ALCOHOL. CaMPHENE, TURPENTINE, wholesale or retail, at the very lowest prices J R. MeGREGOR, mar 3?2awlm _ No 634 7th street. caps: caps:: caps::: JUST RECEIVED AND READY 'FOR IN spection. n beautiful assortment of llght^^^, Cloth. Silk Glazed, and Jockey Caps. ofV^? all styles and colors, suitable for the Sprint;, ?t GEO. H B WHITE tCOS,. Hat, Cap. and Gents. Furnishing Store. 232 Pa avenue, bet 9th aud 10th sts i iiar !2*-eo2w I.Y1POKTANT advertisement! FF.LT HATS FOR THE SPRING! WE HAVE JIJST OPENED A LAK6E and varied assortment of FELT HATS gp, for men and boys, of an colors, styles a/.d prices The public are solicited to call and [ examine them Prices low GEO H B.WHITE A CO, Hat, Cap and Gents. Furnishing Store, 33-2 i*a avenue, betw 9th and loth streets, mar 12? e<>2w JAS. T. McINTOSH Ic CO., DRAPERS AND TAILORS, Ptnn avenue neari% street, (Ameritan Hotel,) HAVK JUST RECEIVED THEIR SPRING GOODS. Cloths of all colors, flne^ mm finish Casslniers, and elegant stvles of Silk and other Vestlngs. suitable for rpring )j and Summer wear< which we are prepared to make up in a style to suit all taste?, and on fair terms Also. Gentlemen's FURNISHING GOODS, consisting of Ties, all colors. Shirt*, Collars Umbrellas, Gloves, and all goods in that line Also, a new style of Driving or Traveling Coat, wafer-proof, to which the attention of the public is invited. Call and examine. mar 12-eo3w FISH STANDST" The fish stands in the several mar hat-houses will be sold in pursuance of law on the following days, viz : In the Centre Market on March 27. In the Eastern Market on Maicb 26 In the Northern Market on March 28. In the Western Market on March 31. All those stands in the several markets not taken and paid for by the preeent occupants previous to the above dates will be sold to the highest bidder on the respective dates named. By order of the Mayor. mar 7?eold 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 such articles as they may wish to dispose of Call and see BONTZ A COOMBS. No 369 Seventh st , bet. I and K. feb 19-eod columbia MARKET, Pennsylvania avenue, eorntr of Yltk st CHARLES MALLARD HAS OPENED THE above place for the keeping aud sale of Pork. Beef, Mutton, Poultry, Butter, Larl, 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 his cus tomers to merit a share of the public patronage, jan 23?2aw2m 1THE SlTBS< RIBFR BOUGHT BOUN^ 9 TY LAND WARRANT No 56 318. for 180 acres of land, Issued und r the act of Feb. 11th, 1947, in the name of Jane Pickard, Stewart D. Flckard, Robert B Pickard. William Pickard, Alexander Pickard, and Mary Pickard; brothers, sisters, and heirs-at-law of John II Pickard, late a private 1b Captain Seftrich's Company, Third Regiment, Tennessee Volunteers. Mexican War. I mallet the same in a registered letter. No 91, at Columbia, Tenn , November 12th, 1954. ad dressed te Hamilton G. Fant, Washington. D C. Said letter was either lost or stolen. Therefore, I hereby give notlee, that I Intend to apply to the Commissioner of Pensions for a duplicate of said Warrant, after giving the required notice. J. F. FIKE, Mount Pleasant, Maury county. Tenn. mar 11?lawCw FRUIT AND ORNAMENTAL TREES. For sale, at the nurseries of the subscriber, at Lluncn Hill, ar.d onj 14th street, in Washington.a largeand well' selected assortment of FRUIT and OKN A-? MENTAL TREES. Amongst them 12 to 15 tho sand APPLE TREES, well-assorted and of fine growth, at 820 per hundred. 13 to 20 thousand PEACH TR EES, forming a complete assortment, at 812 50 per hundred, or 8100 per thousand. 5,000 to 7,000 PEAR TREES;dwarfs and stan dards. A few hundred DWARFS of extra size. With a general assortment of PLUM, CHER TREES ?T' NKCTAR,NK. *ndQUINCE Aluo, CURRANTS, GOOSEBERRIES, RASPBERRIES, STRAWBERRIES, Ac of the most approved kinds The stock of ORNAMENTAL TREES is ex tensive and fine. Amongst those cf large size for streets and lawns are many thousands of such ?? American and European Elms and Lindens, Tu lip Trees, Aspen, Abeie. and other Poplars, American and European Horse Chestnuts; Sugar, Silver. Scarlet, and Norway Maples; Mountain Ash, Green and White Ash; several varieties cf Oaks and Magnolias; Weeping Willows. Golden Willows, aud many others. Ornamental Evergreens and Sbrabbery. Great exertions have been made to make this department complete; It now contains from thiny to forty thousand Firs and Pines of choice varie tle<, a portion of which are tf extra size. Persons wishing to embellish their grounds and proprietors of public cemeteries will find it to their advantage to call and select such as may an Iwer their purposes. Persons residing near, when it is desired, can have Trees delivered, with balls of eatth to tie roots, which they will find to give them a decided preference over trees transported from a distance Job gardeners will be supplied at a reasonable discount. JOSHUA PIERCE, mar 14?wtf T^fcATHBR DUSTERS, nil sizes, plain colored: BRUSHES of all kinds; together with every kind of Housekeeping article. Prices always low <f FRANCIS, mar 490 Seventh st. fCORPORATION STOCK.?S0,000 Corp? . ?' W ashing ton Stock for sale at feb 25?tf CHUBB BROTHERS. EVENING STAR THE 8TAE WIHDOW; OK, THE OLD MAN'S DARLINU BT VS'lHirRID WOODFBSN CHAPTER 1. The bouse staads bark within the wood . Few passer* by e'er come this way. Night after night, day after day, It stands, serene and calm and gray, As It to loa# has stood ! A peaceful silence over all,? Mo s grows upon the massive wail, And on the casements good?W. W. There were many other rooms in the largr old-fashioned house, uiany roouis smaller and lighter, and fitted out with modern furniture, with beautiful pictures, frames and screens, musio racks, and hanging book-shelves. But from tho time when I, a tiny child of fire years old. bad gone to live at inydead mother's birth-place, 1 had always loved this room best; because it was high and dark and gloomy; because the silver moonlight, entering through the drapery of morning glories, shimmered on the floor and wall# in a thousand fantastic shapes; because a certain carved book caae of black wood stood in one corner of the room, and held a choice selection of old romanoss, and ghost and fairy stories; and an ancient piano with little brass knobbed drawers in the sides, which had belonged to my mother in her girlish days ; and last, not least, because her portrait bung.there?the red lips always smiling, the blue eyes always looking kindly down upon her littlo orphan child. In a deep bay window, at the end of the room, was my favorite seat, the old arm-chair where she had rocked me to sleep throughout my troublesome infancy. A large and heavy mahogany tabic stood in the recess ; it was well furnished with my writing-desk, and the books I lovod the beat. My guitar-case stood within a conveni ent distance, and the heavy crimson curtains of the recess shut me in when I choose to have them. Here was my dreaming place?my happy valley?tny "eyrie," as Clyde Hamil ton often called it. My guardian was a widower, without chil dren, who lived in this grand old house, with his servants, his oH housekeeper, and his two wards?Clyde Hamilton, (Lik nephew,) and myself, Clyda Stanton. We were related, in a distant way. and Clyde and I were brought up together like brother and sister We were much alike in person, as well as in name Both tall and blender, both fair with brown h?ir and eyes of clear, d:*rk gray ; both mer ry, active, daring and thoughtless But her?* the resemblance ecased, for Clyde was gentle and yielding in disposition, while 1 was sin gul irly determined and tiery My guardian used often to look at us and sigh, and once I heard him say: " Clyda should have been Clyde " This brief remark made a deep impression on me, young as I was. I often used to weep secretly, because I was so head strong, and resolved to do better, but at the first provocation, presto! the eyes flashed the face flushed, the litile hand was raised, and Clyda beut meekly before the storm My guardian was a very handsome man. He was tall and erect, finely formed, though slightly tending to corpulency His majestic form?bis straight, proud features, his high white forehead, and curling hair, nearly au burn in hue?his heavy, curling beard and moustache, awl the calm, immovable expres sion of his face, all denoted strength?and I admired and was proud of them. But his smile, though very sweet, was sad ; there was a glance of lestless pain in his large blue eyes ; and an undertone of melancholy in his voice, like the distant music of the lonely sea. I often wondered what could be the reason of this, but I never dared to ask I was his pet and favorite ; I climbed up his knee and nestled in his bosom; both Clyde and myself wero taught tocall him ' Aleck,'' in the place of the more formal "Guardian," or "Mr. Hamilton ;" but though we were with him so Constantly and familiarly, he drew a line be tween as unconsciously, and his soul said to mine, '? Thus far sbalt thcu come, and no far ther !" Never, by word or deed, or look, did I step over the boundary line; not that I feared him, but because 1 was too proud to intrude upon his inner life My guardian was not an old man. Not more than thirty years had passed over his head, when my sixteenth birthday came round. But on that day, as I eat upon his knee and rolled his soft curia of shining hair round my finger. I saw, what I had never no ticed before, that they were slightly sprinkled with gray. 1 could not quite repress an ex clamation of??urprise ; he looked up from the reverie into which he had fallen, and saw my eyes still fixed up?,n the cutis. His face changed at once, and saying abruptly " You arc growing almost too large a girl to keep this old place upon my knee," he put me from it, rose, and went into the library and locked himself in His words pained me, for I liked to be near him, and lay my head upon his shoulder. But they were forgotten the next day by us both, and i took my seat again without reproof. I had not grown too large yet to occupy the room he had given me in Lis heart. He was our teacher. Four hours every day were spent with him in his library, and Clyde and I studied Latin and Greek from the same book. Nor was our musical education neg lected. Clyde s voice was like Alek's?a fine, clear tenor, though lackiug the rich and mournful music that thrilled the heart when ever he sang. Mine was a deep and rich con tralto, and our concerts in the tuusie room were by no means t<> be depieed. My guar dian played, as he sang, divinely. He was a genius in this respect The org.m was his fa vorite instrument. 1 played ur>on the piano and guitar, and Clyde loved ocst to awake the soft echoes of the flute. And the greater part of our evenings were spent in the music room together, where all these instruments had their accustomed place. Then came the good night kiss and greeting, and we sepa rated, to await the coming of as happy a mor row. Bui the " Star Window Yes! that war what I was going to tell you about. It was the bay window of which I have already spoken, and was known by that name, be cause from its open casement we had traced the constellations on many a winter evening And also, because 1 had a peculiar habit of sitting there, each night, when the evening star arose, and dreaming such gorgeous dreams as colored all my inner and outer life. It became a by-word in the house when 1 was asked for, at this particular hour. "She is at the Star Window talking with Venus." Cer tainly the Goddess of Beauty had somewhat to do with those exquisite dreams. And when, from the music room below, 1 heard the solemn tones of the organ, or the mellow notes of the tlute, such vague longings, such wild desires, beginning and ending in a pleasing pain, would thrill through my heart, that 1 could only sit and weep passionately, or walk t: e floor in a wild and melancholy unrest. In such a mood, one night, I hardly noticed that the organ had ceased, till my guardian's arm passed around my wrist, and his step kept pace with mine. The gathering twilight tilled the room with a dusky and uncertain light?in the sky a pale and silvery moon was gliding through fleecing white clouds ; a cool but pleasant wind rustled through the apart ment and murmured mournfully through the tunes beyond the house. In the worn below I could hear Clyde still playing upon his be lovea flute. Neither of us spoke for a time; he seemed buried in his own thoughts, and I was analy sing mine. At last I stopped short, faeeds him, and placed my two hands upon hi shoulder, asked : , " Aleck, tell me what is life ?" "Is what? ' he asked, in a doubtful tone. I repeated vtj question, and then through THE WEEKLY STAB* Family aa4 Ni talaiag a (leaser variety oftaMraStaf ' eaa to found 1b Bay otfcar-la* oa Satur 4ay MatalB? ma. ttagie eopy, par aaB&aa 11 * ta nm Five ee pies - 9* M Vpb ? Twcaty coptas ?????> ?? lL/~ Clll, IITAllAIlT 1R AIUMI. CT" Slag la coplea (la wrappers) eaa be procc a4 at Ike eouatar. lmm?4latt/ iftar Mm Am <* lb papar. Prtoa?Tbbbb Cbbts. PoiTiiiTin wkaartut|?awtUtaBU*wt B aommlaaton of twenty par east. th* gathering darkness I fait that hia blue r yea were scanning and reading my face mo?t thoroughly. "I don't know that I understand your question exactly," he said at last. " It's a plain one, Alek I hare bean lit tailing to your maaio, and I know yo? can give b* the answer. It is bb solemn, aa grand, aa triumphant, and yet aa full of pain, aa what you hare juat played f" "You are living it Wait and aea," waa his brief reply '? No, tali me now." " To some, Clyda. life ia a noble anthem-' to others, a merry stare?to other*, still, a wail of aorrow and pain " 44 And what will mine be, Aleck." lie drew me a little closar to hia heart, stooped down and kissed me. and than aaid, kindly? "The beat and happiest, if I have power to make it ao. Now nut on your hat and take a walk with me 1 musnt leave yo? ao much alone, 1 see." ?' Why, Alack V* 4- Because you think," waa hia laughing re ply ; and tying my hat ovar my curls, ha ran with me down the broad staircaae and oat at tho opan door. It was an evening in tha aarly part of au tumn. The dead leavea rustled beneath our feet, and whirled up around us as tha wind swept by. Tha keen air made my ehaeka glow and my eyes flash; my soul glowed, also, and every vein in my body waa tingling with a sense of abundant life. But suddenly the wailing of the breezes ia the pines emote me like a inelancholv warning. 1 .'topped short, moved a little closer to Aleck, and sat d"wn. We sat upon the hill-side juat beyond tha house. A small valley lay between us and it; that, as well as the hill, was taming brown and sere with dying grass Tha houaa looked large, and grand, and gloomy. A light burned in the windows of the musio room, and just above, the moonbeams Bilvered the panes of my casement, till they shone lika a molten sea of glass "Oh! look, Aleck!M I cried. "Look at th? star window!" "You should see it at sunset Than it Maws like a watch-fire," waa his answer; ami he bowed his head upon hia hands and seemed to think We sat there a long time, silent. I nestled clofe t<> him, laid my cheek upon his shoulder and dreamed If, as he said, I thought too much, he certainly was not taking the means to in?;ke me think less 1 watched the light below my room, and raw the boyish figure of Clyde passing and Te-pRr?ing there At last the lamp disap 'peered ; it was gone for a moment then ahone from my own window, and I saw him stand ing there, with folded arms, and brow pressed against the panes I touched my guardian and pointed to the boy " Clyde will be lonely, Aleck Shall we go back'" Ho roused himself, looked first down in my face, and then towarda Clyde, with a peculiar expression. that I had never ?een before upon hi* face. Had my grave guardian been dream ing. also ' We went back to the houso I was the first to gain my chamber. My guardian fol lowed. and waited for us to say good night to each other, without sitting down. 1 went up toClvde and put my arms around his neck to give hiui my parting kiss. His face flushed up suddenly?he held me closely in hit arms a moment?kissed m? three times?not as he had been accustomed to kiaa me, and left the room. Wondering and perplexed,I approached my guardian. He waa observing us with the same peculiar glance, but when he saw my perplexity, he smiled, and said, "Go to rest, my little pet. To-morrow I will explain this. '* I raised my lips to bis. He bent down, touched them slightly. laid his hand a mo ment upon my head, and then answered my good-night I beard Clyde go back into tha room after I had left it. and the mingled sound of their voices haunted me till I fell asleep [TO UE COS TIB C BO. ] L? a in Nbw Mtxieo - Extract from a let ter from a gout^man attached to the army, and stationed at Albuquerque, New Mexico : " You ask me about this country. Well, it is a mighty queer place, 1 tell you. "Life here is worth about sir kit a Any insurance company that would have the te merity to set up itn agency here* would be busted all to ?? in no time. Since my so journ here, four murders have been com mitted The first was of a dragoon soldier, stabbed ia the back by a Mexican at a fan dango. The second, of a discharged soldier, drunk, knocked in the head within two hun dred yards of my door, for his clothss ' The third, on a Sunday, about twelva o'clock in the day?an American gambler shotting an Amorican laborer through the heart in t room, full of people The fourth, a Mexican, who waa dragged off his horse on the outskirts of town, and his s^ull and breast wer- manhed in for the sum of eighteen dollars "The murderers were arrested, and went through the form of a trial by jury The Brst was ent to Santa Fe to work on the new penitentiary. Number two. I had the plea iure, (revolting aa the si^ht was,) of seeing "dance on nothing." Number thrca was lined twenty-five dollars l?y the court and turned loose upon society. The fourth has not yet been disposed of. "Never have I seen a place where the laws were so wretchedly administered Trial by iury is worsff'than a farce. Six shooters and butcher-knives rule the day here I girt on ay pistol and knife at night as regularly a* 1 :ak?* my supper. We all of us do it?have to loit" Nothing Nbw.?in a book published in France in 1610 oocurs a passage, of which tha ollowiug is a translation: "A falconer in ?aris seized a stick to beat his servant, who lad offended him. This not being to the ser vant's mind, he fled, plunged into the Seina, indswam across When half way acr??ss ha urned round in the water, and putting his humb to hia cheek mov ehia hand like a wing, ind made grimaces at his master on shore. A HarPY Fireside ?Home is the reaidenoe tot merely of the body, but of the heart; it s a place for the affections to unfold and de rslope themselves; for children to love, and iarn, and play in; for husband and wife to oil smilingly together, and make life a blesa ng The object of all ambition ahould be a lappy home ; If we are not happy there, wa annot be happy elsewhere. It is the beat iroof of the virtaes of a family circle to see a tappy fireside. ? Fovbibbium.?Contemporaneous with the >reaking up of the Fourierite establishment, he " North Amerioan Phalanx," we have Qtclligence of the dissolution of the SoicialisU oluny of Berne, Switzerland, founded by Inrke, the Socialist The trial has baen suf cient to prove the worthlessness of the social y~tem ?English Paprr. IFA Tennessee paper talks cf of a chap ,t llolly Springs, who was so astonished afc eeing a lady bringing music from her piano, hat after listening tor a moment or two, h? rithdrew his head, and hallooed after biA ompanion, " I say. Jim, just come here, tarnation seise me if here Bin t a woman puU ing music out of her ehastT" iy An old gentleman once said, in speak* ogof bad consequences of disparity of for ane?especially on the wife's side in mar ?iage, that when he married, he had twenty tents, and his wife twenty-five?and that sh? aas throwing out that extra five oeata te bios, iver afterwards.