THE EVENING STAR, ft BI??*ilKI? EVERY AFTKRMOUH, (EXCEPT SUNDAY,) 41 lit Sft SuiHxngs. (trair ef Fiw (*mM ?? 1 fltvtiiA ii'i*:, By W. D. W A L L A C fl, it ;J1 oe servjd tr> fiuijacrlbers by canton at 81X A\P A QUARTER CENT?. :?/abl* weekly :r tb?- \ger.?; pi?-?? served Id peeba^os at 37# aewts p .-* rr. >atb. To mall subscribers the snb i?j;ptU.n prloe 1* THREE DOLLARS AND FIF f. CF\TS a y?ii?<Ut?ei, TWO DOLLARS lor sit troB'li*, and ONE DOLLAR foi tbiee nontt ; for law than tbree months at the rat? of I ' c ant* * week. J7-8INGLK COPIES ONE CENT. GUTTA PERCHA TEETH. THE UNDERSIGNED HAVK BEEN IN the habit of sanding oar patrons to Dr COSBY, formerly of Richmond,/ Va., for Dental operations for a num ber of vears, and take pleasure In recommending Mm to ths citizens of Washington as the best Tooth Extractor and Dental < Operator fhat we have ever met with He Inserts Teeth upon every plan thzt is practised in the Un!tod States. W*o. r. Ho'dmn M D. B. W. TnwlM, *. l> A. V. r?yii*. M D, DOS J?ha F. SlUUr, M D j-?? Rrrcnt. M D 0 F. C.?tob?riln, M. D.t DOS. cTTBtVu. * D. a.ma.l P. Brown. M D. Wtfb* Tloiltr, M ? B. M Fr?nclMO. St. D. Ofles over Ford A Bro.'i, No. #V0. comer of 11th atreet and Pa svenne nov*7?4$ra* 6UTTA PERCHA TEETH. DR O MUNSON, AT 310 pa. avenue, Is mounting Teeth on a Gutta, Perch* Base Also, with Allen's pat-; ent continuous Gum, combining beau ty, strength and cleanliness. Dr. M Is determined to keep pace with every 1 mprovetnent in Dentistry, and will strive to please and profit his paeons. KK7KEKNCBZ P. D. Stuisy, D D. Hon R H Gillet, J. G. Blnney, D D Hen. 8 A Douglas, B Sunderland, D D. Dr R P Patterson, H R Schoolcraft, Esq. Dr. R H Coolidge. Hon. C Mason. Dr. Thomaa Miller, Hon. A O P Nicholson, And the Medical Faculty of Georgetown Col lage. nov 23?tf DESTINY DEMONSTRATED BY THE PLANETS OR ASTROLOGY. PROF'R SYLVESTER CONTINUES TO Porete'l all Particular Events of Human Life, such as I^>ve, Marriage, Description of P?raons, Riches, Business, Friends, Rights, Claims, ana Deeds of Property; all kinds of Speculations, Law Suits, Gain or Lose; of Sickness, all kinds of Dia tsmpsrs cured in quick time. Terms: Fifty Cents, male or female; People of Color. Twenty-Five Cents. No 1ST B street, opposite the Smithsonian, oa he Island. mar 3-lm* m Injur IiBEir BUY AND SELL FOEEIGN AND DOMESTIC EXCHANGE; FURNISH DRAFTS On all Parts of United States and Earop* COLLECT DRAFTS On a^ parta of United StatoBAJid Europe: DRAW BILLS ON IRELAND FOR ?1 OR UPWARDS; BUY AND SFLL BONDS. STOCKS, A OTHLIR SECURITIES; NEGOTIATE TIME PAPE * . la vestment paying 1" V asd ever, Xer sale. LAO WARRANTS. We are at all times Purchasing, and have for Sale.LAND WARRANTSofall denominations. Land Warrants located fn Iowa, Wisconsin, or Minnesota. CHUBB BROTHERS, Jan 2*-tf Bankers, opposite the Treasury. AGENCY OF THE Keystone Insurance Co. of Hhii&iiH)>hiu, Capital $300 000! Annual report for the year ending January 1, 1356 Assets of tne Company, consisting of Bonds and Ai ortgagee on unencumbered rial es tate 8110.6"4 00 Stoessof other Corporations, worth par ^6,920 00 Cash on haad 31,*66 30 Bills receivable, consisting of Marine notes and short loans S3S.M3 70 Stock notes ..<14,306 00 SI,339 70 S219.420 ?0 Whole receipts for premiums during the year ?118,81* (* Paid for losaes and expenses during the year 71.133 u4 P M MORI ARTY, President. J. MORRIS THOMPSON, Secretary. Risks changed from other companies tethls No charge for policy fee. Enquire at the oftce of J. H Kendall, over R Morrow's Exchange OMce, first door West of W. B.Todd's hat store on Pennsylvania avenue feb7?3m DAVID MYERLE, Agent ^ UNITED STATES COURT OF CLAIMS. C^ARD ?THE UNDERSIGNED, JOHN C. J DEVKREUX. of New York city, and M. THOMPSON, of Washington, D C., Attorneys and Coon* l?>rs-at-law. ars associated for tn? le^-^l prosecution of claims for creditors of Gov ?SSMBt, in ths Court of Claims Th will co opsrats in immediate and careful attention to business matters at Washington which ma?' be entrusted ts their cars by gentleman of the jrofsnsion and claimants in the city of New i ork. or elsewhere In any part of the Unlon. They may ba consulted at any time, personally c? hy letter,' either at New York or Washington. s**'ticalar information as to claims which have b. a at any time before Congress or Departments eai. ire furnished at once upon applicatiou by the paniss lateree'ed JOHN C. DEVEREUX, No 90 Broadway, corner of Wall street. New York city. M THOMPSON, Washington city. N B ? J C Devereux is a Commissioner of the ?enrt of Claims. feb <0?tf H. SE.uK.EN, Jeweler, 330 Plana avissi. bttwttn 9x* and Hit* struts, HAS RECEIVED AND OPEN ED THIS DAY a nteguiAcent assortment of litre and rich imported JEWKLRY,suchas Flor entine and Roman Mosaics, Italian Lavas and Corals, Garnets. Cameos, and a vari-' n?v of richly chased Geld Jewelry or any descrlp Daa, the very latest styles Also, a new lot of fine London and Geneva WATCHES, warranted timekeeper?. FOR CHRISTMAS PRESENTS. A splfnaid assortment of Ine Silverware, Pitch ers, Cas.ors, Creams, Goblets, Cup>?. Korks and Spoons, (sterung^) Fish, Cake and Pie Knives, Autter and Fruit Knives, Soupaad Oyster Ladles, Preserve. Sugar and Cream Spoous, Salt Cellars, Nackin Rinzs. etc.. etc SILVER PLATED WARE, ON ALBATA. Castors, Baskets, Butterooats, Urne, Forks and Spoons PANCY ARTICLES. FreQsh Clocks, Dresden China Ornaments, la variety. Card Cases, Purtmonnaies, Cigar Cases. And also a large assortment of SPECTACLES la Gold, Silver and Steel Frames, to suit every eve and age; Eye Glared, Congress Speos, and < "pera Glasoex |rr We take pleasure ln showing our goods to a.1, whether purchasers or not. All our goods are warranted as represented, and will be sold at tne low^tU possible prioe. CT Jeweiry and Silverware made to order: Diamonds rvmouuted; Gold Pens repointed, and Eagravlng on Stons exwuted at short notice. Chroaoiuttars and all kinds of tne Watches and Musical Doxes put ln perfect order at short notice H. S EM KEN, Jeweler, 3J" Pa avenue, between 9th -Mid loth sis. daa Ml CLOTHING MADE TO ORDER. MKMBEKS tiF CONGRESS, CITIZENS and strangers wishing to supply themselves antb superior garments, made to order are Invited to ex tmine our superior assortment of Doeskins, Cloths. Cassimeres, Silk, Satin and Velvet Vest ing*. all of which has b?en selected with an e?pe cial view to the wants of our customers, which we will make to measure In a manner inferior to nous, at much cheaper rates than the usual city prices WALL A STEPHENS, .Jafci F* avenue, between 9th and 10th strwet* A mi, Pa avenue. 3d door east of the National Hotel Jan *JT GLENVTOOD CEMETERY, orflca Na. SM Fa. avaM earner l'Jth eirsat, (ovii TBI savma's lam.) f |XH IS CEMETERY is laid out on the plaa o< i- tbecelebratad Greenwood, of New York, and situated on the high ground distant one and a quarter miles north Ff the Capitol?North Capitol street leading directly to the gateway. This Company have secured a charter from Con rres*, appropriating their ground forever to burls; purpn*w. making a fee title to the purchaser, and prohibiting all encrnachmenu from legislation or othsrwtre, which Is of vast Importance to those who wish their dead to repose where they have p./v ed the n, for it has become a custom ln all other cities when the burial ground becomes valu able for other parpo?es, to sell it, and throw the d?Md promlscousiy Into one large pit, and let(al measures cannot present It, as no titles aie gives to ike gromid. N B ? OAoe opea from 10 to Li o'clock a. sa , whnra Pamphlets, oontalnln^ the Charter, By Laws. and a map of the ground, and all other is formation, oan be obtained. All orders left with Mr. James F. Harvey. No. 1 lOSe/entb street, or aay other undertaker, wlllU piofeptly Attended U. Je 10 ly VOL. VII. WASHINGTON, D. C.. WEDNESDAY. MARCH 26, 1856. NO. 976. ANTHONY BtCHLY, UNDERTAKER, Shop and Residence Pie. 303 Pens. bt(bH| tenth tide, between ?th n nd 10th sts., Having provided himself with /.a ELEGANT HE ARSE, , ?_* and all uecessar. conveniences properly conduct ng hli business, would respectfully inform the public that be Is fully prepared to fill all orders entrusted to him, at the short**: notice, and In the best manner. A large tupplr of READY-MADE COFFINS of all sizes, 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 occasions. N. B.?Resid ng on ibe premises, orders will be promptly attended to at all hours feb 7-fy Tnow the snow is thawing: HE LAKES ARE OVERFLOWING with Bouquets of Reil and Artificial FLOWERS, with PERFUMERY. FANCY GOODS, MUSICAL BOXES. CLOCKS, STA TIONERY, Ac., Ac. OPERA GLASSES for sale or rent. At THE LAKES, ^ 604 Pa. av., near Adam's Express. JONAS P. LEV T, IKroiTtX AND DIA.L1K IH WINZS, LIQUORS, CIGARS, AITD FIRSTS GROCERIES, ^en?ralCommi?gion 9t Forwarding Merchant insurance and bill broker. No. 474 Pa. av., two doors below U. 8. Hotel, Wishimoton CiTT, D. C. N. B?Country Merchants are requested te glva sae a call before purchasing elsewhere. oe st?1 y SINKING AND FLUTE LESSONS JVfR- WILLIAM PALMER, Professor of Sing z. lnK>*e> having been induced to accompany his nephew (Mr. Henry Palmer, the eminent pi snist,) on his return te 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 under Crevelli, the great vocal master In London, ana under C. Nicholson, the renowned flutist For terms, Ac., apply to him. by note or other* wise, at Ne. 257 Pennsylvania avenue, between 12th and 13th streets. au2J tf GENUINE EXTRACTS FUR THE HAND* KERCHIEF. LJUTCH1NSON A MUNRO HAVE JUST ?**? 8UPP1>' 0f BIN'S EX TRACTS, which they warrant genuine Also, Fiver's MAUGENET acd COUDRAY'S. an<i ether French Poimdes and Extracts; Pbalon's Invlgorator, Lyon's Kathalron, Haule's Eau Lus tral. and Barry's Tricopherous, which they can furnish at New York prices Those in want of any of the above, or anything in the Fancy and Millinery line, would do well to give us a call, when we will be luppy to wait on their orders HUTCHINSON A MUNRO, No 310 Pa. avenue, betw ?th and luth sts. mar 13- tf T P H A M k NORFLET'll new AND CHEAP SADDLE, HARNESS AND TRUNK STORE, 4?t Seventh st . opposite Odd Fellows' Hall. ^MESSRS TOPHAM, IRfrVKl IjBH^late of Philadelphia, an<i MHIID ?^^NORFLET of this city,^QlreW ? respectfully announce their friends and the public, that they have com menced the Saddling Business at the above stand, where they will make and keep ^onut&iitly on hand a large and superior assortment of?Mens', Ladles' and Boys' SADDLES, BRIDLES MARTIN <i A LES. and WHIPS HARNESS of every description, both for city and country use All kinds of TRUNKS, V A LI SES, and CAR PET BAGS Ladies'SATCHELS, TRAVEL ING BASKETS.aud FANCY WOI^K BOXES H!!RuSihu^NJtET8<S COVERS COLLARS; and HAMhS. Uursc,Spoke, and Dust BRUSH ES. CARDS, CURKV^cdMBS, 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 2Ur T?,r.k *>* surpassed, either for style or durability. By unremitting efforts to give satis faction we hope to merit, and respectfully solicit, a share of public patronage. PastJcular attention paid to covering Tninka and repairing all kinds of work. Saddlers'tools constantly on hand, rov 7 tf CHOICE FRUIT TREES FOR BALE. 10 000 APPIiE TREES, OF EXTRA * growth and well assorted. mmrn. 5,0<>0 PKACH TREES, forming a com-VW p'.ete assortment and well grown A few very choice Dwurf PKAR TREES, of extra size. ' The above comprising a very choice assortment of Trees were raised by tbe late Jobn H. Kin? they will be guaranteed to be what they are rep resented ' ' Apply to W. Albert King, No. 35 south High street, Georgetown, D. C , or at Valley View * ?m, one mile northwest of Georgetown Catalogues furnished on application E J KING. Also for sale, a few thousar.d very choice HOSES. Apply as above. E J K mar 11?tf ' ' CHAUNCEY WARR1NEK, WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER. A ND DEALER IN FINE WATCHES JEW E!.R V and SILVER WARE, wouldrespect fully solicit the attention of those who desire a good article, to his choice variety of London, Ge neva and Copenuagen WATCHES,selected with tte view of time-keeping and durable qualities, Tor which a suiteble guarantee will be fkrnlshid those who purchase GOLD SEALS, FOB and VEST CHAINS. y? JKWE^RY, SILVER SPOONS, GOB LKTS, CUPS, FORKS, Ac., for sale at York prices. The Chronometer, Duplex, Lever, Cylinder, Repeating, Musical and other WATCHES re paired Also, JEWELRY. Ac. No 379 Pa. avenue, between Oth and7th streets, Brown s Hotel Building, sign of the I O. , GOLDEN WATCH. Jan M?3m Washington, D C. MfKIKIO UOUOS, JOHN H. SMOOT, No 119 South all* Bridge i "iTtV nt?*r H,Kh> Georgetown, DC. has re celv?dhis First Instalinentof SPRING GOODS sni ed to the early demand. ' Plafn cols ail wool Mous de Lalnes. Plain Black Silks, all grades. Plain French Procolesor Cambrics White and colored figured Brllliantes IOO pieces English and American Calicoes *0 pieces Manchester and Domestic Glnirhams 25 pieces White Cambrics and Jaconets ' SO pieces Checked and Plain Muslins ' 25 pieces Richardson and Barklle's Irish Linens 3U0 pieces soft-finished Shirting Cotton, 12 Uo New York, Bates and Wsmasutta Mills do , Heavy bleached and brown Sheeting Cottons, roweliny, Table Damasks, and Napkins, Ladl-s and Gents Linen Cambric Handkerchiefs Heavy Osnaburg Prints and S riped Osnaburgs, M ixed Denims and twill?d and plain do. and Maullla Corded Sk.rts, White and slate colored do with other sea?..nable goods, to which large ad in wv I00nJ n11U(1< from tLe arrivals in New V ork tud PhlUd^lpbia. r?fib<,anid prt,mpt P?VlnK customers are solicited to call early. (mar 5) J. H . 8. Jmitc?*PiN WARE ROOM, *?. WILLIAM PLANT A CO DNDKITi ? KKRH?residence 11H Seventh' ?treet, between G and H streets l. 7? Interment* procured In any ground j Cofllns, Caps, Shrouds, Carriages Hearse, and every article for Interment? of Ihe best quality Tarnished at short notice, on the at hours'of the 5f3 . r. & he e*dnslve right of Crumn's Patent Corpse Preserver, re guarantee to keep Fhe ?c*d for any length of time. jy liJiy C'OTTKJK SEMINARY FOR YOUNG TL AD 1 ES. HJS !N:?,T,IFT,on is located in Brookevllle, Montgomery counlv. Maryland and offers special advantages to thomt who desire for their daughters a solid education, BHd a re tired home wh?-re their moral*, manners and health receive particular attention The location Is elevated and returnable for Its healthfulne?>8 The Principal lsa*>lsted by competent and effi cient Tcache a. The School Is now In its twenty fourth session, and has long enjoy, d an excellent patronage Pupils are received at any time du ring the session, and pav from the time of en trance Terms: Tbe year Is divided Into two sessions. For board and tuition In English branchs* S66 pit session ; for Music and use of Piano 927, and rench S10 per session For circulars with references, and all furthe particulars, apply to the Principal. Mis M. E POKTER, mar ?W3w BiookevlUe, Md. OFFICIAL. Thbasuht Dbpartmint, Dec. 1,1656. Notice is hereby given to holders of stocks of the United States that this Department will pur chase to the amount of 91,500 000 of said stocks at any time when the same may he ofltered prior to the 1st day of June next, and will pay therefor the following prices, to wit: For stock of the loan of 1942, a premium of ten percent.; for stock of the loans of 1847 and 1848, a premium of sixteen per cent .; for stock Issued under the act of 1850, commonly called Texas-In demnity stock, a premium of six per cent.; and for stock of the loan of 1B46, redeemable on the 18th 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 2 per cent; and If received after the 31st of March and prior to said 1st of June next, a premium of ljj 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 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 next) by the party entitled to receive the purchase money. Payment for these stocks will be made by drafts upon theasslstant treasurers at Boston, New York, or Philadelphia, as the parties entitled to receive the money may direct. JAMES GUTHRIE, dec 3?dUunel Secretary of the Treasury. TO COUNTRY MERCHANTS AND HOTELS A 9 SPRING 13 RAPIDLY ADVANCING, ? a. we take no little pleasure In calling atten tion to a great Family Med Iclne?one that is in valuable in all climates and all seasons. We allude to J. P. Levy's celebrated PREMIUM BITTERS, a perfect cure when there Is loss of appetite, Fever and Apue. and General Debility For sale at the Depot No 474 Pa avenue Also, just received, a fine assortrmnt of SCOTCH ALES, and LONDON PORTER, BROWN STOUT, and FA.LKIRK ALE. Orders addressed to JONAS* P LEVY, Wine, Liquors, Cigars, and Groceries, mar 17?tf 474 Pa aveaue. CILEAVER'S PRIZE MKDAL HONEY t Soap, Low's Old Brown Windsor Soap, Sha ving Soap, Shaving Cream, Barry's Trlchopher ous, Balm of a Thousand Flowers, mar 12 G. FRANCIS, 490 Seventh st. 1 PRIVIE ITALIAN MACCARONI, Ac. HAVE JUST RFCEIVED A LOT OF prime ITALIAN MACCARONI, of latest im portation. Also, fresh S?rdines, Ancholves, Bor deiux Oil, Smoked Betf, Buckwheat, Green Corn, fresh Tomatoes, Ac., Ac., for s?le by mar 18 Z. M. P KING. H. CAMPBELL A SONS, of Baltimore, Having determined to go exclu slvely into the Wholesale Bustness, have opened a BRANCH STORE IN THIS CITY, to aid in closing out their Large and Elegaat stock of WATCH El, JEWELRY, SILVER AND PLATED WARE, fc. The Goods will be ottered really at cost, as the object is to close them all out during the present season. An opportunity like this for the purchase of Staple and ranev Goods at these prices, rarely occurs, and should t>e improved by all who are in want of sn'h articles. An examination of t^e st'Ck is respectfully solicited at No. 420 Pennsyl vania aveaue between 4)? and 6th streets, near the National hotel. mar IB?tf LADIES, PLEA8F READ! JUST ARRIVED FROM KINGSTON, JA malca, W.I, and In store for sale by the sub scrlber i 4 doz. PRUNE CORDIAL, particularly for ladles' use Also, fcr gentlemen, a few dozen of PRUNE DRAM, so much esteemed for its virtues for the benefit of health, about eleven to one o'clock. Not to be had in any other store but at JONAS P. LEVY'S, 474, Pennsylvania avenue. Wines, Liquors, Segars, and fine Groceries, mar 7?tf BOYS' JACKETS, BOYS' PANTS, BOYS' VESTS, BOYS'SHIRTS, BOYS' C#ATS, BOYS'SACKS, BOYS'DRAWERS, BOYS' UNDERSHIRTS BOYS'CAPS, BOYS'SUSPENDERS, BOYS'COLLARS, BOYS'CRAVATS. Being the largest and finest assortment of Boy*' READY-MADE GARMENTS, suitable for dress and school wear, to be to ud tbls s'de of New ' York, to which we particularly Invite the atten tion of Parents and Guardians, assuring them that all goods will be offered at the U.w.st prices. WALL A STEPHENS, 322 Pa. iv., betwtea 9th and 10th sts. mar 22 next te Iron Hall. NEW CONFECTIONERY. THE SUBSCRIBER. HAVING NOW PER fected his arrangements fcr the String and Summer Business, Is now prepared to'serve his friends and the public gener 11 y with the finest CONFECTIONERY, both foreign and domes tic, that has ever l?een oflered In this city He has just received, direct from P.irls, the finest and purest assortment of FRUIT GLACE, BON HONS, CREAM FRUITS,and FRENCH CANDIES. He is also prepared t"? serve Dinner, Supper, Ball and Wedding Parties In a manner unsur passed by any establishment in the countrv. ICE ORE AM, charlotte RUSSE, BLANCMANGE and JELLIES, of every flavor, can be had at the short-st possible notice. Also, ornamental and plain PYRAMIDS, cf Cream, Jellies, Cake Oranges, Candy, Ac. THOS POTTENTINI, No 279 Pa. avenue, bet. 10th and 11th sts. mar 18?2w Digest ok laws of the united STATES, with references to the acts re- j pealed, supplied, or modified, and notes, of the ] decisions and dicta of the Suprem- Court of the j Union upon their construction ; byJas.Dunlop i of the Pennsylvania Bar; one volume of 1,647 j pages, 18Gi, price $7.50. mer 22?tr FRANQK TAYLOR. STEAM ENGINE FOR SALE. For sale, the portable steam ENGINE, thre? horse power, locomotive boiler, with which the presses of the Star Oifice J have been run It is for sale because it is found J necessary to replace It with an engine of much greater power, owing to tne Increase of demands on its services It can t>e dispensed with at tbe Star Olfice about the 1st proximo, when our new and larger engine will be completed It will be found extremely serviceable for light work, and . will be sold very low mar 12?tf | HAKPERS' MAGAZINE, for April, 25c. f The Old Dominion, by G P. R. Jaiuei, 50c. Y'ankee Netions. for April, 1 %c. Harpers' Story Book, No. 17, (Klfred,) 25c. Hallou's Magazine, for April. 10c. Als>, a pood assortminent of Faber's Pencil*, Gillotte's Pens, and Maynard's A Noyes Ink. F. r sale by E K LUNDY, mar 22?tr No. 126 Bridge st., Gee-getowe. I P. NKNN1NG, 4 ii architect and superintendent, WILL FURNISH PLANS AN D SPECIFI
CATIONS for buildings of every descrip tion, and superintend th?:lr erection if required Dentins for public and private Buildings, Counting Houses Churches, Monuments. Also, VV o king Drawing* for builders will be carefully _ executed at reasonable terms ? Office,216 F stree , north side, between 14th 1 and 15th, Washington DC. mar 1-1 iu BIRD CAOKS, Bird Seed, Ftah Bone, *c., fa at the Housekeepers' Furnishing Store, 490 Seventh street [mar 12) G. FRANCIS. IT^EATHER DUSTERS, all sizes, plain and colored: BRUSHES or all kinds; together with every kind of Housekeeping article. Prices I c alwayslow. G. FRANCIS. I* mar It 490 Heventh st. I ? G" * ELLIS'S FOR BARGAINS. mar 20 Notice?the co-partnership here tofore existing under the name ol Woith inqton ft Keys bis this day been dissolved by mutual consent. THOMAS* H WORTHINGTON, C M^KEYS ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS against the firm of Worthington ft Keys will present them to C. M. Keys for payment; and all persons Indebted to tbe Arm of Wortklogton ft Keys are hereby requested t3 make settlement with O. M Keys, who alone In authorized to settle the busi ness. THOMAS H. WORTHINGTON, C. M KEYS. THE WOOD, COAL, AND SAND Busi ness will he continued at the old stand, cor ner of 14th and C streets, bv THOMAS H WORTHINGTON. THE WOOD AND COAL BUSINESS wil be conducted by C. M. Keys, opp->slte Wa tars's old stand, corner of 12th and C streets one square south of Pennsylvania avenue, where he will b? prepared in a few days to accommodate ail who may favor Mm with their patronage on \a reasonable terms as can be had in this market mar 24?eo3t C M: KEYS^ SPRING MILLINERY. THE SUBSCRIBER HAS JUST OPENED HfcR SRING STOCK OK MLKi and STRAW BONNETS, RIBBONS,! FLOWERS, ftc , and respectfully Invite! my old customer* and the public to pay me a visit, If tkev desire to see a very beautiful, fash- i ionable, and tas'eful lot of Millinery; all of which i< for s^le at extraordinary low prices My latest ?elections of the new styles of PARIS BONNETS of the fashion in that city for this Spring are un surpassed la the United States MISSWALLACH, Pa. av., over Mr. Wall's shoe store, mar 24-2awlm between 7th_and 8th sts COFFEE, BACON, ftc. 7* bags Green and White Rio COFFEE 40 bags Java do 2.000 pounds JOWLS 4,000 pounds SHOULDERS 300 prime Family HAMS 6 tierces RICE 50 boxes AUA.MANTINECANDI.ES 85 barrels No S medium MACKEREL Just received and for fcale by roar 24 eo3t MURRAY ft 8KMME8. SI ACER'S Improved Sewing Machines. To which was granted the highest Award el the Paris Exhibition, thereby receiving the World's Verdict of Superiority. THE IMPROVEMENTS IN THIS MA chine has simplified them la innny respects, and they arecap:ibleof executing twice the amount of work they did formerly in any given time They are witnout question the only Machine ca pable of sewing every variety of goods perfect; a shirt bosom or heavy trace for harness can bs s?wnby any of these machines by a simple change rf needle and thread In such a manner that the closest scrutiny cannot detect a fault. Manufacturers, planters and families will find them the only saf* Machines to purchase, as they are built strong and durable, and not Ukeiy to gfct out of ordsr. We have machines with guages attached, for binding hats, rap fronts, gaiters, ftc. Silk. Thread, Cotton, Needles, ftc., constantly on hand, at the lowe<t rates. Persons desirous of information regarding Sow ing Machines will please address I. M. SINGER ft CO , 105 Baltimore street, Baltimore. N B.-We are prepared to exchange these ma chines for old machines of any kind Terms l.b eral Persons who have t>een Induced to purchase inferior machine* under the pretext of being che ip, will find this a benetlt Indeed. mar 10?tf GENUINE GARDEN SEEDS. The undersigned begs to an nounce to his patrons and the public that he has Just completed his supply of the above, direct from England and the Continent, among which he would specially call attention to the line ptock of Extra Early, Prinse Albert, and other PEAS; tthort-tcp Radish, Early York, Large York. Heart Shaped, Flat Dutch, Drumhead and other choice * 11 n * r? I'O n t IT I I I 1 \ U* I DU U D #10/1 I I LEEK. CUCUMBERS, EGG PLANTS, TO MATOES, HERBS, ftc , with all o'her Vegeta ble Seeds in g eat variety From his long expe rience and connexions in the se-d trade, he can warrant them of first rate excellence, and at very moderate prices. FLOWER SEEDS of choicest kinds, selected with care and specially suited to this climate, are offered either In single packets or collections, at very low rates. ?'? Catalogues can be had on application JOHN SAUL, Seed Warehouse, 3tfc 7th street, eorner of H. mar 24-ec6t L. WEIL Takes this method of informing the public that he has taken the well known UNION CLOTHING STORE, Bridge St.. bet. High and Congrest. (ieorg f'n, where he will constantly keep an extensive assort ment of Gents' READY-MADE CLOTHING, FURNISHING GOODS, and all other articles pertaining to this line. Cheap prices, combined with a superior quality of all the goods In this store, will, 1 trust, Induce all 11 thoie in want of Gents' wear to give me an early call, and I will be pleaded to serve my cus tomers in su?kSa way to merit their ' onfidence. mar 24 MW4S3t* L.WEIL. FRUIT AND ORNAMENTAL TREES. For sale, at the nurseries of the subscriber, at Linc?n Hill, and on 14th street in Washington, a large and well Bel.cted assortment of FRUIT and OKN A MENTAL TREES. Amongst them 12 to 15 thojsand APPLE TR EES, well-assorted and of fine growth, at 120 per hundred. 15 to 20 thousand PEACH TREES, forming a complete assortment, at ?12 50 per hundied, or 110t) per thousand. 5,000 to 7.000 PEAR TREES, dwarfs and stan dards A few hundred DWA RFS of extra sire. With a general assortment of PLUM, CHER RY, APRICOT, NECTARINE, andQUlNCE TREES. Also, CURRANTS, GOOSEBERRIES, RASPBERRIES, STRAWBERRIES, Ac of ;he most approved kinds. The stock of ORNAMENTAL TREES Is ex :enslve and fine. Amongst those cf large size for itreets and lawns are many thousands of such as American and European Elms and Lindens, Tn lp Trees, Aspan, Abele, and other Poplars; American and European Horse Chestnuts; Sugar, Silver, Scarlet, and Norway Maples; Mountain Ash, Green and White Ash; several varletich of Jaksand Magnolias; Weeping Willows, Golden Willows, and many others. Ornamental Evergreens and Shrnbbery. Great exertions have been made to make this lepartment complete; it now contains from thirty o forty thousand Firs and Pines of choice varie le?, a portion of which are cf extra size. Persons wishing to embellish their grounds and iroprletors of public cemeteries will find It to heir advantage to call and select such as may au wer their purposes. Persons residing near, when It is desired, can lave Trees delivered, with balls cf earth to tbe oots, which they will find to give them a decided (reference over trees transported from a distance Job gardeners will be supplied at a reasonable llscount. JOSHUA PIERCE roar 14?wtf CASH PAID FOR FURNITURE. PERSONS DECLINING HOUSEKEEPING or having a surplus of Household Effects on tand, will find us prepared at all times to pur hase their entire stock, or such articles as they uay wish to dispose of. Call and see BONTZ ft COOMBS. No. 30tf Seventh st , bet. I and K. feb 19-eod "soirees. UROF H W. MUNDER MOST RESPEC1 L fully announces to the public that his Soirees *111 take place every WEDNESDAY EVEN "Vhese entertalomenta are considered by all who Lave attended them to be the most sociable that ias ever teen given In this city. Jan iC-TftWw CAPS I CAPS 5 1 CAPS!! '? rJST RECEIVED AND READY FOR IN spectlon, a beautiful assortanent of Hght^p^ ;ioih! Silk Glazed, aud Jockey Caps, ofH 11 stvlca and colors, suitable for the Spring. ^ t GEO H B WHITE ft do S, Hat, Cap. and Gents. Furnishing Store, 232 Pa avenue, bet. 9th ana loth sts. mar 12?eoiw EVENING STAR. THE SNOW STOEM [ CoaCLCI'ftD. ] Gradually the ycumr girl was restored to health. Daring the whole time that her sick ness had continued, Vladimir hail never made bis appearance. It was then decided that Le should be informed vf the unexpected happi ness that was destined for hiia. But what was tho surprise of the proud possessors of Nenaradoff when thej received in reply a letter from the young Ensign in which he de clared that he would never set his foot within their house again. He concluded by begging them to forget forever an unhappy man for whom death was the only refuge. They learned some da;s after that he had gone to rejoin hi* regiment, which was just entering on the campaign of 1812 Two cr three months passed away. No one ever ?poke of \ ladimir before the young girl, and she observed the same silence in regard 10 him But one day as she was reading a news paper the namea of the officers who had dis tinguished themselves at the battle of Boro dini, and who had been mortally wounded there, she found among them that of her for mer lover. She fainted away, and was again .'.Hacked by the dangerous illneM from whith he had hardly yet recovered, and of *bie& ?to was cured this time with more difficulty still. A short time afterwards her father died, leaving her his sole heir. But fortune was no consolation for her ; she shared the grief . f her mother, and made a vow never to sepa rate from her They abandoned their resi dence at Nenaradoff, and took up their abode in a distant domain, which did not recall to them any sad remembrances. Soon a host ol suitors laid scige to the heart of the amiable heiress, but none of them received the least encouragement, and all the efforts of Petrow na could not prevail on her daughter to make choice of a husband Vladimir had died at Moscow the day after the French had entered the city ; the remembrance of him appeared sacred to the young girl, who treasured un with care, the smallest memorials of an affec tion which had been so mysteriously thwarted The war soon terminated ; the triumphant regiments quitted the frontiers, and returned to the cities, where the whole people eagerly pressed forward to meet them and ci-ngratu late them A young colonel of hussar, named Vourmin. who had gone through all the recent campaigns, in which he had re ceived, besides promotion, the cross of St (ioorge, camo at this time to pass som ? months of furlough at his chateau, which was in the neighborhood of the residence of P. trowna and her daughter The latter re ceived him with more cordiality than she had i as yet shown to any of her visitors Besides a sort of sympathy seemed to unite them Both were handsome, intelligent, silent and reserved. There was, moreover a sort of my* tery in the conduct of the Colonel, which piqued the curiosity of the girl. It was evi dent that he admired her; he showed it in a thoufiiDd ways, but wby did he not speak t her of love? Bat yet his dreamy eyes were often fixed upon her with a tenderness which betokened mi approaching explanation and all the neighbors commenced talking of the carriage as a thing already decided upon and Petrowna beg in to rejoice in the thought that her daughter was at length about to have a husbaud worthy of her f'ne morning as the good lady was at work by the window of her room, Vourmin entered and inquired where Mary was " She is in the garden," replied Petrowna, "you will find her there, without doubt if you wish to see her." The young man hurried out with eager steps. B '? (iod be praised, ' exclaimed the poor mo tiier &s sho lu&do the tign of tho cr?>n9. tk I hope that everything will be arranged to dav."' Vourmin found the young girl sitting under a tree, with a book on her knees He ap proached her with evident agitation, and after having exch>tnged*eome commonplace? with her, he said abruptly that he had de sired for a long time to open his heart to her and prayed her to listen to him Mary closed her book and cast down bar eyes in sign of assent. ? " I love you," cried Vournim, " I love you passionately I have had the imprudence to sco you every day, and it is now too late to resist my destiny. Tho remembrance of your countenance and of your sweet voics "will henceforth be the joy and the torture of my life ; but I have a duty to fulfil towards you. I must reveal to you a secret which places an insurmountable barrier between us '?This barrier," murmured Mary, ?'ex isted already. I could never have been mar ried to you " "I know." replied Vourmin, '? that you have loved; but death and three years of mourning, ought to have restored you y >ur liberty. For heaven's sake, do not take from me my last consolation, let me enjoy the sweet thought that you might have belonged to me. 4> Cease, I conjure you," cried Mary, "you pierce my heart " '? But after all, it is in vain that y?u might have been mine," continued Vourmin, 4,I am the most unh-tppy of men. I am mar ried." Mary looked at him with the greatest sur prise. " Yes, I am married," replied the Colonel, 1 married four years since, and I know nei ther who my wife is, nor where she is, nor whether we shall ever meet each other." 44 What do you say. and what means this mystery ? But continue. I will sneak in my turn" ?' These are the facts as they occurred. In 1612, I was cent to Vilna to rejoiu my regi ment One evening, having arrived at the re lay rather late, I gave orders that the horsei should be got ready as soon as possible, when all at once there aroso the most violent tem pest that I ever saw. Tho snow fell in such thick masses that the roada became impracti :able, and the postman advised ma to defer my journey But I was determined to start in spite of the tempest. Tho postillion im agined that he could shorten the route by .Tossing the river, the fords of which he knew perfectly. But he lost the way. left the river *ud conducted me to a place which was en tirely unknown to him. The tempest contin ued with the same violence, so that it beOume impossible to go on, when he perceived a Ifgl.t in the distance. I drove in that direction, find was soon near a ehurch, the door of which was open. Several sleighs were in front, and tome persons who were standing under the portico called out to me, '? This way," I en tered precipitately. '? In the name of heaven, what has thus do ttyed you ?" said oue of the individuals, push ng me before him, 4 your affianced has been u a swoon and wo were all on the point of re ;urning home " " Bewildered as well as amazed at the ad venture, I resolved to tollow it up. Besides, [ was scarcely allowed time for reflection, for ny impatiqpit friends dragged me into the ihurch which was dimly illuminated by two >r throe torches A young girl was sitting in he shadow, while unother woman was stand ug upright beside her, rubbing her temples ind giving her essence to smell." 4? God be praised," cried the latter, 44 you lave arrived at last; my mistreat was almost lead." " An old priest then approached, and asked f be should commence. "Of course, reverend father," rep'.itd I, ;iddily. ,4 Wi'h the help of those around, the young ;irl was enabled to rise. Sho appeared tome erypretty. 14 With u(? infatuation altogether inexcusa de, and wnieh at this day I oannot compre THE WEEKLY STAR. WW nwllcat Family u4 Wort talalag * (treater variety at l?Uu?Bmf ree41n? than ?u fouaA la uf other ?to pnblUM o? Bator. Aar morn'.ajt ?nn. ftlaffto eepy, P* aaaum 91 U *? nm li '? Tea copi fa ?? Twenty <? CT Casb, invariably ir uuact. |T^ Single eoplea(la wrapp*fa)o*a be pre* HI at the counter. Immediately after Ike teroe ef ?b paper. Prtca?T*m?? Cb#t?^ PoiTMiiriii who act a* agent* will ?e allows a eommlwtoB of twenty per eeat. hend, I adva&ced with her to the foot of the altar. Her J*mm* d* ehambrt and tba three witnesses were so much occupied with her that thej scarcely looked at ma; besides, a< I have already aaid. the light waa feeble and Hij bead was enveloped in the furred hood of my traveling cloak. 4' In a few moment* we were married"' | " Now cmbrace one another," aaid one of the witnesses 11 My wife turned her pale faoe toward* me; she seemed petrified and criad, M aba draw back. "It if not be! It ia not ha!" "I sprang from the church before tha as tounded Priest and the other aaaiatasto had time to arrest my flight 1 threw myself into my sleigh and putting my hones to the gallop was aoon beyond their reaoh 44 And,'" inquired Mary, "have you never learned what became of thia poor woman ?" 44 Never. I do not know the name of the village where I waa married, and I oannot recollect the name of the post where I ohanged horses. I at first attachedao little importance to my criminal levity that aa aoon aa I had lost all fear of being pursued. I went to sleep in my sleigh and did not awake till I arrived at the next post." " The servant who accompanied me w*e killed in the first battle, ao that no means re main to me of diaoovering the victim uf afoliy for which I am now paying a> dearly.*' Mary turned her pale face towarda him. and I took his har<d? 44 What!" cried Vournim, "waa it yo? ' ' 14 Do you not recogniae me ?" A prolonged and tender kiaa waa tbe only reply of the Colonel. Lira in N?w Mexico.?A military subscri ber in New Mexico, in the conrae of a recent letter, wrote us of the fair aex there, aa fol lows : 44 The women are far from being beautiful Tbe ?reat charm is to get one who approaches to being white Virtue ia almost unknown. Their fandangoes present no variety Vou go there, dance with whom you please,41 Sa loon your girl," " Smoke her," Ao , Ao. A* for their conversation, it is of the moat vapid kind, consisting of discussion concerning the relative merits of each other's jackasses, or of tbe last chicken fight in the plasa. When you get them on tbe subject of card-playing, however, they are truly eloquent about the virtue of the " seven-spot" against tbe rest of the pack, and of '? tapping banks" gener ally " American ladies, whose Lot may be cant among them, have much to shut their eyes against. At firat they are a little surprised at finding all the stores open and billiard balls being knocked about on Sundays, to say nothing of dancing in the evening at the ho tels; but they s<>en become accustomed to it; they cannot cure the evil." FooL-uaitnr Exploit ?The Rochester Ad vertiser has seen a cane which was lately cut on Blackbird Island, Niagara Falls, by a brake man employed on the Niagara Falls Railroad The feat wa? performed in this way : " The ice had made tr <m the ahore to a c jnsiierable distance, until it was alut >st met by tho ice from this island But still there was a frightful spa?e between, wherr the water ww boiling and surging over the cataract. No thing inunted at this, he procured an eighteen foot ladder, which be crept along tha ice, and managed to throw it over, so that both ends rented on tbe edge of the ice across the gulf, and then went across himself on the rounds of the ladder After cutting a stick of red oedar efficient to make three or four canes, he fastened it over his shoulder and made tbe perilous re'urn. over the rounds of tbe ladder, the same way he went. The slightest giving way of the ice, his frail bridge and himself would have been hurled into instant destruj tiou; or had he missed his hold in tbe least, certain and instantaneous death would have bceu tbe consequence. The river has never been so filled with ice above the falls as at present, and a century may roll nrouud before this perilous feat could be accomplished again." The ' Angel Gabriel" has been blow ing his horn in Demerara?his' native place to some purpose, resulting in serious disturb ances between tho blacks and the numerou* Portuguese. There has always, it seems, been iil-feeling between these classes in that conn try, but it has never broken out in hostilities li;l the 44 Angel s ' return He adroitly seised upon this ill-feeling, and mixing it up with tr..- religious attacks, the blacks became ex sited. and as.-ailed the Portuguese with ories if 44 Down with the Portuguese!" 44 Down with the P^pc !" The upshot of the matter was that " Gabriel" was arrested. The dis turbance, though serious, seems to have re sulted in no loss of life but much property w.if destroyed The riot had been effectually quelled by tbe interference of the military. Tho poor coolies having supplanted the ne groes'as laborers, Ac., and t>?ing all Catho> lies. Orr toek advantage of that circumstance :?> incite the negroes against them. His me mber resides at Georgetown in that province [^-Professor Ehrenburg's microscope which lid such good servioe in procuring undenia ble proof of tbe Simonides' fraud, has been nade u?c of again, in Prussia, to detect the hicf that stole a barrel of specie, that had >een purloined on one of the railways. One if a number of barrels, that should all have sonuined coin, was found on arrival at its lestination to have been emptied of it<i pre vious contents, and refilled with sand. On ^rofessor Ebrenberg being oonsulted, he sent or samples of sand from all the stati >ns along he different lines of railway that tbe specie lad pissed, and by means of his microscope dentified the station from which tbe ioterpa aUsd sand must have been taken The st* ion once fixed upon, it was not difficult to tit upon tbe culprit in the small number of mployees on duty there. A Ladt i* Command op a U B Fort ? jieut Montg >mery, of the United States Army, lot long sin?e lost his life in the servioe in >regon. His death left his widow, formerly diss Northrt'p, of Akron. Ohio, and one child, n comparative per.ury, as is generally the nse with those wbo devote their lives to their ountry's service She returned, and General essup, with the kindness of heart and cbiv Irv whi.'h characterise a brave soldier, im aedinfely g*ve to her, it is rtatejJ, the trust f Fort Gratiot, now unoccupied by a garrison duty which she can fulfil, and the pay of rhich is very fair The Missjiri Pacific Railroad ?It is nr.ounced in the St. Louis Intelligencer that rovernor Price (who was opposed to the met ure and which passed in spite of his veto) as concluded to issue the Stite bonds asked >r by the Pacific railroad. They wi'l amount i nearly two millions of dollars. It is stated liat tbe movement affords great pleasure in t Louis and along the line of the roads in terested in the decision. Anecdote cf Franklin.?On one occasion, rhileDr Franklin was in the Legislature t 'enusvlvania. he was buaily engaged in some latter just as the chaplain was aboutto pray 'he preacher waited tor the do.'tor to cease in attention to the object of his pursuit and ttond to him. but finally the preacher spoke nd said, "if the Hon. Philosopher will give Is attention we will pray " Franklin, with ut raising his head replied, l'Pray a*cay Scene upor a Stbamboa*.?Captain (aw illy riled ) " Ho w came you to turn in tbeie ilh your boots on ?" BarJr%pood$m4tn (who ?s just woke up) 44 Why. do you want a feller > turn in here among these vernuuts bare* wted f"