Newspaper of Evening Star, July 3, 1856, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated July 3, 1856 Page 1
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THE EVENING STAR, rURLISHRD ETKRT AKTERIOOH, (K\CEPT SUNDAY,) At I*< Star &wi*Ji*rt. trrn?r tf PimityifMU ?????? ??4 FUwtntk ttrut. By W. D. WALLACH, Will be mM-vM to subscribers by carrier* at SIX AND A qUARTBR CBNTS, parsbls weekly to th? Agents; papers served la peokagae at cent* por moat*. To mall aubscrlbers the sub ?oriptlon price ia THREE DOLLARS AND FIF TY CBNTS a year in airMM, TWO DOLLARS for sU months, and ONK DOLLAR for three months; for leei than three months at the rate of U){ oaau a week. SINQLB OOPIKS ONE CUNT. OFFICIAL. TaiAtcar DaraaTxanT, Mar 2a, 1050. Notice la hereby glveu to the holders of the stock Issued parsuant to the act of Congreee of 22d July, 1**8. that such stock la redeemable by Its teruu, and will be paid at the Treasury on the surrender of the certificates thereof. on the 12th of November next, when Interest thereon will esase. This department will oontlnueto purehase such stock prior te said day of redemption, and will pay therefor the following premium, In addition to the Interest accrued to the day of purchase, with one day's Interest for the money to reach the vendor: On such stock received at the Treasury between the 1st day of June a?d the 31st day of July, In elusive, one-half of one per cent, on the amounts specified In the certificates; Oa such stock received between the 1st and 31st days of August, one-fourth of one per eent; And on such stock received after the31st day of August, the Interest accrual thareon, and one day's a Idltional Interest only, will be paid. Certificates of such stoc'* transmuted under this notice mu> t be duly assigned to the United States by the party entitled to receive the pur chase money; and when sent prior to the 1st July the current half year's lntsrest mu t also be as signed by the present stockholder, otherwise suoh interest wMl be payable as heretofore. And notice Is farther given to holders of other stocks of the United States that this department will purchase the same between the 1st day of June and the 1st day ef December next, unless the sum ef SI ,500,000 shall be previously ob'ained, and will pay for the same, la addition to tbe In terest accrued fr the day of the last dividend of Interest, and one day's additional Interest for the money to reach the veudor, the following rates of premium: On stock of the loan of 191%, a premium of 10 per cent ; Oa st ?ck of the loans of 1947 and 1949 a premium Of 1# per cent.; And on stock iseued unde? the act of 9th Sep tember, 1530, eo mm "ml 7 called Te*an Indemnity ?lock, a premium ef 8 per oent. Certificates transmitted und*r this notloe should be duly assigned to the United States by the par ty entitled to r?*oelve the money ; and if sent pre vious to the 1st July, the current half-year's In terest mast also be assigned by the present stock holder, otherwise the Interest for the half year to that day will be payable to him as heretofore. Payment for all the foregoing stocks will be made by draft* oa the assistant treasurers at Bos ton, New **ork, or Philadelphia, as the parties entitled to rec?lve the money may direct. JAMES GUTBR1E, m 29-dtl2N 07 Secretary of the Treasury. GIBBS' WIGS, HALP WIttS, BRAIDS, CURLS, SCALPS. TOU PEES, Ac., equal t^ any la the United States for sale or mada to order at his Stores?for ladles, on Pennsylvania avenne, between #:h and loth streeu; and for gentlemen, under Willards' Hotel. m 13-eo-lm* LIME!? LIME!!?LIME!! ! WILL BK OPENED TO MORROW, AT the Lime Kilns of W. H. Godev A Co.. situated on Rock Creek, betw;en the upper and lower bridges, a kiln of very superior WOOD BURNT LIME. The subscribers have also on hand a large supply of PLASTERERS' HAIK, CKMEN T. CALCINED PLASTER, and every description of the very best quality of lime, which will be disposed of on the most reasonable terms, ap 14?eotf W. H. GODEY A CO. JORDANS' W. S. SPRINGS. Frederick county, Ya. OPEN THE SIXTEENTH OF JUNE. Leaving Washington, Baltimore, or Camberland in tbe mornltg cars, via Har T and spleen diseisee, chronic diseases of brain, bowels. and urlnarv organs, A , and eepecially in skin dis^a?es, its curative medical effects are well known Hot and co d Sulphur Baths. Rice's Band and experienced servants engiged The water fo sale in barrels and bottles. E. C. A R M JORDAN A BRO. ja 3-eodlm nARBLI AND BROWN STONEWORKS, Pa avenue, between 19rA and 19t& street*. HE UNDERSIGNED KEEPS ON HAND and makes to ord*r on the most reasonable terras ? MONUMEN l'S, TOMBS, GRAVE STONEMANTELS, TABLE TOPS, MAR BLE, and ENCAUSTIC TILES for Flooring. Also, all kinds of plain and ornamental Marble and Brown Stone Work for building purposee executed with promptness, and at as low prices as can be had else wlie re. ap 10-eoly H PARRY. 9100 REWARD. ANAWAY FROM MY FARM. ADJOIN ing Upper Marlboro', about the middle of Dof-eraber last, MuT.'tt? boy AMBROSE, belonging to my brother, Alfred W. Gardi ner, of Cha les county. This bov is about S 14 years old?not very br'^ht hut rather of a cLo-i nu: color?and has delicate limbs. He has usu ally a mild and pleasant countenance when apo k*n to. 1 will give the above reward for his apprehen sion if take i in Washington City, or north of Prince George's county, Md.. and Hfty dollars if ta<ei In Prince 6eorge's ciunty, or south of it In ?*ither rase he must be brought home or secured In tall so that 1 can get him again. m 13-cotf B. J. GARDINER. 8ale of United 8tateg Land near Richmond, in ths State of Virginia. R P ORDNANCE OFFICE, > Waihisgtor, June 23, IbJfi. J ROPO^ALS IN WRITING WILL BE received at this offl-ie till noon of the 2^d day of Jnlv next, for tbe purchase, for cash, of a cer tain piece or p%cel of land, with the buildings therein, lying on James river. In the county of Chesterflc'd, about twelve miles above the city of Richmoad, and known as Hellona Arsenal. This land was purchased by the United Mates from William Tiabueacd wife, and Ma.-y R?-ddy. by deed b?*a'lng date 21s* of Sep i-mber, 1S15, and is described in said deed as?b? ginning on the bank of said river at a sycamore tr?-e and running thence 8. lfi deg , W ? chains 43 links to a atone marked U. 8 , thence N 80 dee., W 9 chains to a s'one marked U. S ; thenre 8.5ti)( <1 eg.. W. 9 chains 17 links, to a Mone marked L>. d ; thence S 5^ il'^j , E,9< chains 45 links, to a stone narked U **.; then'e 8. 75 deg.; E. 20 chains 25 links, to a stone marked U. b; thence N. 25% d?*g , E 40 chains 10 links, to a sycamore tree ?-n the bank cf .aid river; and theace aloeg the southern shore of sa!d river, as tbe same ir.<un ders, 25 cha'ns 25 links to the beginning, con taining twenty seven and a half acres The above property will be sold to the peraen offering tbe hl*he.t price for the satce, if su h off r shall be satisfactory to the J'e^e'jiry of War ; li which ca>e, and the price offered being paid, * deed will be executed by bint under the acts i t Congrese of 3d >4a?cn, ihl9, and *8ih April, 102c, conveying to such person, his i.elrs, and assigra forever, all the right, title, and interest of the United States in said premise The proposals must be tested, and endoried ?? Proposals for Beliona Arseaal." HENRY K CRAIG, Colonel of Onlaance. The In: l'.lgencerand Star, and the Ktchmobd Enquirer, and, will p jblish t^e abo-e twice a ?eek tilt 2'd July, ara one cor?y of ihel paper containing it mu.-t be r.ent to 'he Ofli e with the bill. je 24-<awl2jJuly A SPECIAL NOTICE.?ALL PERSONS* In de'oted to ua on open accounts or otherwise are resprcif diy informed that their amountr are made off and will be rendertd to 1st July. We do earnestly request an early settlement, as It Is all Important to us that our Boor* should r e cl"*ed Those who do net wish th lr bills s^nt In wilicb'ige ua by ca ling for thtm duri g this w ek. ? OLLEY A SKARS, 55J Seventh street, 3 doors ab ,ve jsiJT-W Fa avenue. WASHINGTON, D.C., THURSDAY, JULY 3, 1856. Auction Sales. By A. GREEN, Auctioneer. piCELLCNT THREE-STUKT BRICK . j ?* tbe c?r>er ef lOtb at. .T#'k ??en?e, at A ? c 11 ? n ?On TUESDAY, the 34th Instant. I shall sell, in front of the premises, at half-past six o'clock p.m., part of original Lot No. 4, in square No 371, hav ing a wide front on New York avenue, at the cor ner of 10th street west, with the Improvements, which are an excellent three-story brick house containing ten or twelve coavenlently arran^d rooms, with a ba:k building and other necessary outbuildings 7 Title indisputable. Terms; Ona-fourth cash; balance In 8, la and 18 months, the purchaser to give notes for the deferred payments, bearing Interest from day of A deed given and a deed of t:u?t taken. JBl*-? A. GREEN, Auct. FF^ay'^iVk *AU, U *ed until r KID AY. the llih of July, aaine honr. je 24-cofcds a. GREEN, Auctioneer. By J AS. C. McGUIRE, Auctioneer. P dMJ 1 V.E ,ALE OF VALUABLE iki j . 1 ls #n 1 north and Third street wast.-?The subscriber will sell at nfTJ ?TU?SDAV, the 8!h day of July, 1856, at 6K ? clock p m., on the premises? Lo s Noa. 16, 17, 18. 19, 20, Si, ?. and 21, In Square No 5-A Lots Nos 16, 17, 18. 19, 29, ind -? front 23 feet 4 inches each on I street north, be tween 3d and 4th streets west, by 80 feet deep to *'1?y i a?d Lots ? and 1121 feet 8 Inches each on 3d street, between north H and I streets, by 85 feet deep V> ?n alley. ' ' The above lots are located In a most desirable and rap.<lly improving psrt of the city, and offer ?arviet?PPOrtUn y t0 P0?015' dt*Mng to b.iild or Terms: One third cash, and balance in one and two years* for notes bearing interest, soured upon 2uhinPfl^rJn trust: and If not compiled vvith in five days after the sale, the property will be resold at the ri?k and expense of the purcha-er. i?9R T^VAljLAOH, Attorney. Je? eodfcds J. C McOUfRE, Auct'r. By J AS. C. McGUIRE, Auctioned TV1.^,8 SALE OF VALUABLE and 7" Beaatifnl situated Bnildlng Lota 9th street west, between O and U streets north. ?v,tJlrtne of a det<l intrust bearing d*te on the tz f?y of November, 185S and r^orded In l.i m ' n?- icVSb|,os 433 ftsfq? thesub r!*\Zlh*?" 00 Thursday, the 10th d .yof July, 1856, at ft# o'r-lock p m., on the premises. ^uye ^Ov375, fronting 4b feet 10 Inches on 9th street west between G and H streets north, and running back that width 101 fe -t nl!^ &b?!f P?Pprtv ?ituated near the Patent Office and the 9th street Fresbvterlan Church, In a well Improved neighborhood, and rapidly en hancing in value, ai d is one of the most b autl tn fS" w a$'eL?catlonB for Private residences in the city, and offers a favorable opportunity to persons desiring either to build or invest. The oropeity will be so.'d either as a whole or in two i#0* if 0t 24 'eet 5 Inches in front each way, to suit purchasers. " lerinsof ssle; One-third ea?h ; and the bal ance In 6, 12. and 18 months, fr,r notes l??arlnK withTn S?mi daZ of ?aip> ard if not complied with Ini Ave days after the sa.'e the property wl 1 be resold upon one w^k's notice, at the ri*k a:.d expense of the purchaser All conveyancing at the expense of the purclas er, and t4tle made indisputable. CHAS. tf. WALLAOH, Trustee. JAS.C. McGUIRE. _J_^3-eod&ds^ Auctioneer. AGENCY OF TliK Alliance Insurance Co. of Philadelphia, Capital 5300,000! NNUAL REPORT FOR THK YEAR ending January I, 1856. Am*U of the Company. oon.l.iioc of Hoo4? aud Mori*, -e. ou uneacn:i,b<tre 1 real eatate ?i i .i Stork, of other Corporations, worth par ji'e:* ue Ouh oa baud w A tl.UJ* 30 Bill. recetvabU, c<*?t?ttBf or Marin* Dote* ml lo,.u' ??.?* -# Block k^.ei JU.J86 0? 51,J39 7# $119,42* 09 Whol* r?c?lpu for pr jtalntnt during the year M Paid for loaae* an J expense) dnrtrij the year 7l|l33 <h _ P. M. MoriaRTY, President J.MORRIS THOMPSON, Secretary. THE GREAT WESTERN FIRE IJT8T7R ^ ANCE CO OF PHILADELPHIA. Capita/ 8500,000. Charter Perr$tual OIKSCTORa. Charles C. Lathrop, 512 Sprues street. stmitXaa<!er Whllden' Inerchant, 14 North Front John C. Hunter, firm of Wright, Hunter A Co. E. Trarey. firm of Tracey A tiaser. McCurdy1' WcCurdy' ttr,n of Jones, White A Hazlehurst, attorney and counsellor. Sf!!1Lth' ?rm of ^as 11 Smith A Co. ? Bsker, firm of Tracy & Baker R. S. Walton, 3ii0 Market street Thomas K . Limerick, 5i4 Spruce street John J. Baker, Goldsmith's Hall THo?5?1\LR?P' P^dent. THOMAS K. LIMERICK, Secretary. Risks changed from other coiifpanles to this no charge for policy fee. Enquire at the office of J . t. Kendal over R. Morrow's Kxrhange Office first door West ofW.B. Todd's Hat^tore^ on Pennsylvania avenue. ' m il 3m DAVID MYERLK, Agent. [No. 566 ] NOTICE FOR RESTORING f ERTAIN LANDS IN WISCONSIN -Notice Inhere! ?y given tJ*V tbe ian4 ??ce at Mineral Poi>t Strv*ss ? Poiht. and, in the of \\ iacoNaiN, will be open to sale and location of any of the lands in said district* which were subject to eatry and location 4t the date of their recent withdrawal by notice No. 560, on and after Monday, the 4th day of August next, ixetpt the fo lowing towuships, th$ renrvation of uthicK icill te contiHU'd, vli: at >iII,"AL Po,!?T Townships 11 to 14 Inclusive, of ranges I to 8 east, inclusive. 8*?7**?'8 Point : Townships 15 to It incl jsive, of ranges 2 to 6 east, inclusive. Townsblp J5 and 1ft of range 7tast; and 1 ownship 15 of range 8 east. A11 the townships In the district situated t>etween township 14 and the elusive*11 Une> in rdnK" 43 to 20 eaj?t, in H?(i,Vtn." raVhsndj at the General Land Of Juue leSfl thl* 24111 d,y ot ? 1HOS. A HENDRICRS, Je i5-2awftw Commissioner. NEW MATTRESS FACTORY. At Fairview Cotton Worics Alexandria,Va. riAVJNG ADDED THK MATTRESS BUSI 11 ne?s to o:ir other manufactures we are now I He orrnf.? Supp^tbtt?de wlth a ""Parlor ar I cle of Cotton cr fc>hu;k MATTRESS.* We havp [ a new patent shuck picker In use which snlita and curls the shucks In the most^ perfL t inann? cl^n^ "lle<1 Wlth,th^ are ^perior^to the racre el*stlc and durable Th's 5?d *rran2?rn?nts.enable us to hTrLl hl16 and q/,alJty w,tb Baltimore and other Northern manufacturers. Orders for anv particular slzf or kind 111 ed Immediately ' Also, a supply of Catton Warp Wrannln?r "wiy' ?n ?' fitzpatrick a burns ProP.rl'ton,? Alexandria. JOHN J. BOQUE, Acent Je 12-7m Warket sP?Cf> Georgetown. ICE-ICR?ICE. B.BpHn-f";^-CE ilND LAGK* BEERDK 0POT' fl thf southwest corner of Third street and Pennsylvania avenue. The Ice used, kcown as Petti bone s is and Ice. can be had at all hours tSL.'n VI Th? LaK" Boer Is from Reading, Pennsylvania, and can be had by tie toarrel, quarter cask, or dozen, sent to any p?rt of the city. Orders left at the above place will be promptly attended tc. P * ja^-Im B SIIADD. WSLEEVE BUTTONS AND STUDS. t OPEN TO-DAY A LARGE ASSORT meat of plain >;old and fancy Sleeve Hut tons and Studs, to w.dch we iuvlte atten Ion. , ^ M W GALTABRO., _JeJ7 384 Pepn. aV , bet 0:h and 10th streets UOCKET KNIVES, CHINA GOODS, Port Monnales ahd Perfumery closing out at low r KLUS, J*-*-1! 308 Pa. avenue. IO?INST4?n>ft PHILOSOPHICAL Charts. complete with Key, raid to be the best design ever gotten up for schools and semlnarle ? FERGUSON, M next to Lammond's, iofl 7th st. I EXCURSIONS, &c. HO*. FOR BLACK. I STONE'S PAVILION! T1HE STEAMER POWHATAN HAVING advertised an excursion to Blackistone's Pa vilion on the 4th of July, the proprietor takes pleasure In Informing those wbo may avail them selves of this trip that a GRAND CELEBRA TION will take place on the 4th at the above Pavilion, on which occasion an Oration will he delivered during the day, and the festivities close with a Ball at night. Meals will he'furnlshed at 50 cents each, and Wine supplied at Dinner. Those not wishing to remain over the 4th can take the Alice Price on Saturday, or the Colum bia on Sunday, arriving at home on the evening of each day. je 28 GRAND PLEASURE EXCURSION t o Pitfcy Point and Blaekistone'a favilion, For the -purpose of celebrating the 4th of July, on which oeoasion a portion of the arrange ments cvill embrace an Oration and Ball at the Point. together with a Display of Fire works during the evening of the 4th. The splendid and fast steamer POWHATAN, Capt Charles - E. Mitchell, will leave her ?"a , iTS^m at the foot of Eleventh street Washington, at 7 o'clock, srd Alexandria at 7# precisely, on the afternoon of THURSDAY, 3d of Julv. for the pur pose of making an Excursion to Blackistone's Pavilion and Plney Point, touching at Blackis tone's to land tto?e who may wish to "top there, and reach Piney Point by 5 a m. on the morning of the 4th, where every rational enjoyment may be expect#.d lathe Intellectual treat which will he aft'orded by the orator of the day, Bon. Wm II. TBAVKKS,and tee luxurious fare of the place; the festivities closing with a Grand Ball at night. On the next clay (Saturday) after breakf'stfthe Pi>wbatan will make an Excursion to Point Look Out, and far out on the broad waters of the Ches a: i ak? Bay. returning to the Point in time for dinner On Sunday, alter breakfast, she will visit St. Mary's River, uiuchat St. Inigo s,forttepur pose of allowing tho?e who may desire to atfe d church at that place an opportunity of so doing; ai d from thence proceed up tire river to the arye Sernlnsry, which stands on the hallowed stop il lustrated oy the landing of the first Pilgrims of Maryland, where passengers can pass an tour or two in viewing the grounds on which now flour ishes one of tiie old mulberry trees planted by Lo:d Baltimore Returning, the boat will take on boaui those who may bave stop ed at St. lni go's, and rea<*h tbe Point in time for dinner, and remain there until 7 o'clock, at which hour she will take her derarture for Washington, where she wlil arrive at 5 a m. on Monday morning. Fare for the Excursion, THREE DOLLARS; Children under 10 years of age half price. Meals and State Rooms extra. For further information apply to GEORGE MATTINOLY. je 28-5t General Superintendent. FIRST GRAND EXCURSION OF THB Western Hose Company, No. 1, TO PINEY POINT. TBE WESTERN HOSE COMPANY HAV Ing completed their arrange- _ _ " fc ments, now take pleasure in n"up.ctng to tbeirfriend.s and tbe pu oli^eneraiiy, that they have chartered the swift and splendid Steamer POWHA PAN, for the purpose oj giving one of their Excursions to that favorite watering place, PINEY POINT, on TUESDAY, July fcth,1856. ' The boat wl'l leave lier wharf at the foot of Eleventh street at 7 o'cl'xrk p in ; will stop at Alexandra at 7>; o'clock; arriving at the Point by day light next morning, whereshe willremain until 10 o'cl- ckon W ednesday night, at which hour she will leave for home, arriving at Wash ington ?t7a.m, on Thursday, th^s allowing passengers all d-iy to enjoy the luxury of salt wa ttr Bathing, together with an abundance of Oys ters, Crabs, Sheepheads, Drums, and the varieties of flsh and fowl with wtiich that place abounds. On this occasion, there will be a Graxb Ball on Wednesday evening Being desirous (f giving satisfaction to our patrons, we have (postively) limited the number of our tickets to be sold, and the Committee have determined on no account to premlt no im; roper persons on board of the boat. The Company have lixedthe price of tickets for the round trip at the low rate of $2.30, admitting a Gentleman and Lady; each additional Lady 31. Children and Servant's tickets SI ; to be bad of the Committee, or at the boat on the evering of the Excursion. A fine Hand is engaged forth# Excursion. Refreshments will he provided byan experi enced caterer, at city price*. Committee of Arrangements. Wm Ragles, F T Wilson R E Booth, A F Beadle je 27-eoflt FOR THE WHITE HOUSE PAVILION ANU FORT WASHINGTON. ON THE FOURTH OF JULY. The steamers george washing TON and THOMAS COLL-- jrffT** ^ YER will make tlx Hips to i? i^is above plac*s, leaving at the following hours named The boats will land passengers on each trip at the Fort. Per?ons wishing to spend some time at ihe Fort can leave thereon any trip for the White Bouse without extra pay. Mr Jno. Ga llrn will furnish dinner at the Pavilion, also ice cream, lemonade,confectionery, Ac , and Mr Win. Coke A Co will furnish re freshments in great abur dance on the boats Am ple refreshments will be provided for a large number of p; rsons 1(~7" No spirituous liquors will be sold at the Pavilion or on the boats Fleet's celebrated band of music is engaged for the Pavilion. icr Passengers must purchase ticket* before going cn the boat. Round trip ticketstii^ cents Chi'dren from 3 to 10 years of a?e, haif price. Persons from Georgetown can take the co'aches there and connect with the boats' coaches on Pennsylvania avenue, between 12th street and tbe Captlol. A large number of coaches will be put on the route for the boats. A coach will leave the Capitol every t?n minutes for the boat and pass up the Avenue to 12th street. Coach lare 6% certs. The boats leave Washington at 9, 9, 12, 1,4, and 5 o'clock The boats leave Alexandria at SJf, 9)f, 12^, 1 W, 4 %, and 5% oclock. The boats leave the Pavilion at 10, 11, 2, 3, 6, and 7 o'clock. JOB CORSON A SAM. GEDNEY, je 27-6t Captains. GRAND CIVIC & MILITARY EXCURSION or TUB WASHINGTON YAGERS, TO TIIE WHITE HOUSE PAVILION, On MONDAY, July 7th, 1S56. THE UNDERt?16NED COMMITTEE OF Arrangements In making the above announcement betr l*ave. In. behalf of the Company, to return their sincere thanks to their frienas for the patronage extended to them on lormer occasions, and can only promise to do all that can be done to merit the continuance of the same. The steamer Georg? Washington, commanded by the well-known Capt. Corson, will leave her wharf at 8 a m. and 2 p. m., end leave the Pa vilion at 6 and 9 p m. L. \V. Weber's Brass and Cotillon Band is en gaged, and the services of an experienced caterer secured Tickets, admitting a eentleman and two ladies, ONE DOLLAR Committee of Arrangement*. ? Lieut M. Bopp, J.Angermann, Ord. Sergt M. Kuppel, H. Busher, Sergt. W. Schinall, A E. L. Keese, Ccrp'l J. Wahl, G. H. Lorch. je 30-fit MEDICAL CARD. DR H PERABEAU, GERMAN HOMEO pathlc physic an, has the honor to offer his services to the inhabitants of Washirgton an! vicinity. Offlce on D street, two doors west of 9th, where he will be found from 9 to 12 a. m , and from 4 to 6pm Residence on I street, No. 188, between 20th and 21st streets. N. B?Homeopathic medicines for sale, which the Doctor prepares himself with the greatest care, for Fever and Ague, for Bilous and Bowel complaints, Ac., Ac. m lft-3m L. J. Ml DDL ETON, DEALER IN ICE.

OJflee and Depot?Southwest corner of F and Twelfth streets feb 27 tf JUST RECKIVEO, LONDON ART JOUR NAL and other Books, Periodicals ai d Pa pers FERGUSON, je 20 nut to Lammond'a, 466 7th st. Bouses, &c.,for Rent and Sale. For rent?a brick house, situa ted on 6th street, near the corner of M. In quire of F. M. MAGRUDER. Dry Good and bho^ Store, corner 7th and I_ street. Je 21-tf For sale?a tract of land, con talnlng about 45 acres, on the Heights of Georgetown, being a part of the Valley Vl?w Farm, the residence or the late John H. King, decease*. This Is one of the most desirable sites In the District for a fine private residence; about ?id acres of this tract Is a oeautlful grove of tim ber, the balance cleared and In a high state of cul tivation The summit of this tract Is from 350 to 41)0 feet, abov* tide water, and has a flue view of Washington, Georgetown, and the adjacent val ley of the Potomac. It will be sold entire or In lots Also, a large Frame Dwelling-house and Lot on the corner of Fifth and H streets west, Wash ington city. Apply at Valley View Farm, or to Dr. H. King, No. SO Prospect street, Georgetown, D. C. je 18-tf [in?l] E .^J. KING. AT PRIVATE SALE.?EIGHTEEN SMALL building lots for sals, corner of L street and New Hampshire Avenue, near thecircle, First V\ aid, ranging in price from 80 to 160 dollars eac h. Terms from 5 to 15 dollars per month Par ties purchasing with the tflewof building thereon, lumber or bricas (at market prices) to the amount of 150 dollars will be advanced thereon, secured by deed of trust on the property. Title Indispu table. For anv other information apply to H PARRY, Marble Yard, Pa. av.,bet. IBtb A lftth its. ap 10?3m fr*OR RENT, WITH OR WITHOUT STEAM POWER .?The large, airy, convenient, and well finished Hall next door to the Star Build ings It is 50 by SO feet in the clear, with high ceiling, and is capitally lighted Also, the sto ? Immedlateiy under the west half of said hall, 25 by to fert, fronting directly on Pennsylvania avenue, in the heart of the bu?ine*s portion there of, (no other such desirable burine*s stands are now being r.Tered to the public ) They will l>e rented separately or together. For terms apply to GEORGE HILL, l'apermaker, Bridge street, a few doors west of the omnlbur. .stand, George town, or at the Star Office counter. N . B.?If renters desire to carry on sny business requiring steam power, they can accommo dated with shaftlne; attached tother.ewand pow erful engine of the Star Newsnaper and Job Printing Office, manufactured by the Messrs. Ellis, and arranged so as to furnlsh'ample power, If required, to renters of the premise? advertised above. J? 20-tf FOR RENT?SEVERAL HANDSOME Par lore and Chambers, with board. Also, table and transient board. Inquire at Mrs. SMITH'S, 5B8 F street. nov 27?tf I^OR RENT?A THREE STORY BRICK Dwelling, with ettenslve Back Building, a large lot of ground attached, with a pump of good water In the yard, situated on K street, nearly op posite the Brewery. To a good tenant the rent will be made moderate Apply to COM S CASSIN, or at GODEY A CO'S , Liite Kiln. II'all street, between Congress and Washington streets, Georgetown. . m'2-eotf HOR RENT ?FOUR NEW SMALL BRICK a Houses Just finished, immediately northwest of the Capitol, between B street and the Railroad Depot. Apply at the Capitol extension to Fit AN CIS J . BROOKS._ m 15-eotf For rent?a pleasantly situa ted House, with the convenience* cf gas, wa ter, Ac. Apply at No. 353 I street, between 13th and 14th. je28-lt# PROTECTION AND INDEMNITY FROM LOS!? BY FIKE ! Subscribed Capital aiui Surplus SI,35*?,131 13. FARMERS AND MJUHANICS' INSUR ANCE CO.. OF PHILADELPHIA. Office northweit cornrr Pennsylvania avenue awl 17th strert, Washtnttcm City, D. C. STATEMENT OP BUSINESS FROM THE 1ST day of August to the 31st day of December,* lef>5: Am unt received in marine premium*. .$68,242 31 D'J fifi premiums 3J,9J6 bt Total pre miums for five months 1? S 151 13 Capital l,2oO,GG0 00 1,356,151 13 Invested a*follows: Bunds of Allegliet y comny, P.tubjrg, and Philadelphia City 6'* ?78 721 66 Railr* at bo:.dr, cost 33,400 00 L? ans on first m'.rua;e of real estate.. 59,950 tO I) i stock*, collateral So 3?4 CO Cash i.i baik and on ha.d 11.092 '22 Capita! sul>scr.b*d 1,047,700 00 Pmniuin notes, not matured f>6 ^e7 31 Due from agenw (secure.1 by bond-)... 18 853 61 Expenses and commissions 11,062 X) 1,358.151 13 Total amount of losses reported to 1st January, iK5f?: Fire 31.G66 66 Marine 3 OUO 00 4 666 66 DIRECTORS. Hon. Thos. D. Florence, Charles Dingee, George H. Armstrong, Tlioma- Matidnfield, Charles A Ri;b cam, Edward R. He'mbaid, George Hclmbdd, F. Carroll Brewster, James E. Neall, I.aac Leeih. Jr. T1IO.MA3 R FLORENCE, President. EDWARD R. HELMBOLD, Secretary. LOCAL SURVEYORS. Charles Wa'ter, No. 397 D stre< t. Jno. M. Thornton,corner First street and Virginia avenue. James Williams, No. 22 Pour and a half street. MARINE .SURVEYOR. Capt. J. P. Levy, No. 174 Pennsylvania avenue. GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT. John Thomason. The business of this Company will compare fa vorab y with the most successful of e.imiar insmu lions in the United Slates. From the 1st day ol August, 1855, in five months, up t> 1st Janua y, 1856, the premiums received amounted to the large sum of one hundred and eialit thousand, one nundred and fifty-one dollars, with only forty six hundred and sixysix dollars losses reported. With these evidences of success and good man. acement,* the directors feel justified in soliciting a share of public patronage, believing tlia* the s?*c 1 rny offered is ampie, and ifcat al! fair c'aims will be adjuned more according to equny :ban le^al techni calities. With a view of affording ample indemnity to the public, the company have deposited with MESSRS DUNCAN, SHERMAN, A CO., OF NEW YORK, THEIR BANKERS, Cash and premium notes to provide an a.-cruirg Trust Fund of One Hundred Thousand Dollars, To be held by them a-> additional security to policy holders for the payment of Iosm s. The company is prepared to is-ue policies against los* or damage by fire on DWELLINGS, FURNI TUKK, MIl.Lt*, MAN U FACTOR I IS, WARE HOUSES, all descriptions of BUILDINGS, and their coutents, or all kinds ot MERCHANDISE, transported by Vti-SFLS, fcTfc AM BOATS, CA NAL BjATS, RAlL iOADS, and the usual con veyances to or from any portnm of EUROPri a :d AMERICA, and on the hulls of STEAMBOATS navigating the western waters The ra'.ee of premium will b- as low as other companies, and in fixing them every improvement in construction and arrangement nwl b. ;aken into consideration. All losses speedily adjusted and promptly paid. Office nortliwen t rner Ptriiusyivair'a avenue and Seventeenth street, Washington city, D. C. Insurance may also be effect* d at the Home Office, Northwest comer Walnut and Second Streets, Phila delphia. Also,attheC?>mj ai'yV< fiices: New York ? A \V. Th mpson, No 10 Wa'l street. Boston? Oliver Brewster, No 4 Siate street Baltimore? B. H. Richardson, No 72 Ha'tim ire street. t;ir ein nati?Taylor A Anthony Charleston?J. H. T ay lor, No. 121 J?. Bay street. New Orl. ans?Hania ? Doaue. Montgcin ry?Albert W Iliam*. Mobile? A. C. Waugh. Piiirburg?T. J liun'er, No. SO Water street Savaui a!w A. Wi, No. Ill Bay ?tr? et. Augusta?Girardey, Whyte x Co. Atlanta? Marcus A. Bell. Treutni?Narr A Cccks. Fund du La??Robert A Baker. Vicktburg?J. Buffalo?A Parker. Memphis?W. E Milton. Detroit?Thomas Fa'mer A H?n Milwaukee?A Wellington llart. VVell-barg, Vtrg nia?Danfo th Brown, jr. Eri-, Pennsy.vania?Allen A C;aij. ^Vyomit g, P.' varna - R. C. Smith. Lcuis vili?j?H, ti.Timbeilarie.. Na-hville - Jt seph Kash. Foit'and?D Robi<s<n, jr. Chicago?E P.Ward San F ancisco - Wil.iam Riggs. St Louis?Thos k. Courtei ay, axent lor the s..u lu rit and western S;aie.'>. And 111 other prinsi|val cities of the United Sta'es by atithoriztd oflScers of the eom P*"y- Je 14-lyt .. T GRABS AND GKKEN TlltTLK SO UP are served every day atC. GAU TIER'S t^aloou. ui 1 tor C5 do EVENING STAR. LORD! WHO'D HAVE THOUGHT IT1 Tho national feeling of Englishmen ap peari to be a fixed determination to take a lessen from nothing but disaster When the most natural results occur we tarn up our ejes, and in the most ludicrously innocent way exclaim, ? Lord, who would have thought it ? J use look back at our p<u>t wars, and the Lord-who would-have thought-it *ystem peers forth in all its glory. When our English Dra goons in the last French war got their stom achs inconveniently poked with straight swords, and discovered that swords shaped like reapirg-hooks could not interfere with French stomachs in return?Lord, who would have thought it? When the little Macedo nian, Guerrlere and Java frigates, in the American war, Lad holes bored in their weak planks by 24-pound shot, and discovered that 18-pound shot could not in the like way affect the stout scantling of the huge Constitution President and United States opposed to them, ind consequently found themselves at the bottom ef the sea or in an American port? Lord, who would have thought it? When, in peacc, we were sailing about in beautiful looking yacht* to our self glorifica tion, laying out endless sums, in what we thought, building fa.-t craft, drinking toasts at our club dinners, an J making speeches to the effeot that Brittannia wu tee only ruler of tho waves, a Yankee sneaks over and low ers our national pride in the presence of Bri tannia's own vice-gerent, Victoria Kegiua, and teaches us in a good thrashing the value of the long bow a?.d flat sa'l?Lord, who would have thought it ? Paixhan guns and Mime ritles from France, and Colt s revolvers from Amcrica, carry further and more de structive th.i.1 English 32-pounders, TJrown Bess, and kicking horse pistols?Lord. who would have thought it ? Englishmen cannot live without food, and English hordes eat tLeir own tails, and tho manes and tales of their neighbors, in the absence of hay ; English doctors canmt cure diseases without medicinc, nor pioneers dig without spades; men lose noses, fii.gcrs and toes if not protected by covering when the mercury is below rero; and bomb ketches and gunboats cannot batter down a town when their mortars or guns burst, and there are none to replace them?Lord who would have thought it? Now if the Americans force us ,ioto a war?which Gv>d forbid, but there are limits to forbearance the Lord-who would-have-thought-it system threatens us again. The Americans have five frigates nearly completed, so their news papers state ; on the scantling, tonnage, and lines of their Niagara steam frigate. She is 367 feet in length, 56 feet beam, 23 feet draught ot water, and is upwards of 30(10 tons, with engiues that can work up to 2000 horse power. The Niagara is fitted with Grif fith s propeller, and has realised eleven knots without lilting the screw, which would give the difference of a knot and a half more. This frigate carries an enormously heavy ar mament Our last built frigate, the Itnpe rieuse, the Euryaius and Shannon, ?<re per fectly dwarfish in comparison, and no more fitted to contcnd with the Niagara than the Macedonian and Guerrierc with the C institu tion and United States. The Americans have wisely waited for all our improvements, and 12 more of the-e giant frigates are now to be added to the Niagara and her five sisters, so that the Americans will have the unexampled naval force of 18 of these flying leviathans, equal in tonnage and superior in weight of metal to our screw line of- battle ships. This is said advisedly, and attention is called to a statement, whica late ly ran through the English newspapers, of the appearance of an American sloop cf-war at Genoa, a corvette, armed entirely with 84 plunders, or ten-inch gun', which w&i the ad miration of ail who saw her F'roui this it is evident, that in the event of war, the Ameri cans interd to strike the first successful blow, on the'r eld tactics. They will oppose a frig ate to a frigate, a sloop to a sloop, nominally equal ships, but in reality an infinite disparity ot force. It will ring through the world that an American frigate or sloop has blown up, or sent down, or carried into port an English frigate or sloop; and straightway our seamen, proverbially the most venal set of men in the world, will do as they did last war?join th-s American flag and fight on the side of victory and plunder, Our admiralty deserve every credit for the speedy way in which they have placed on the tea a fleet more than equal to contend with the combined forces of all Eu rope Let them keep our glorious navy up to the requiiemeut of the times. America must be dealt with in a completely different fashion from Russia. Forewarned is to be forearmed ; we ought to build frigates equal to cope with the Niagara ; the expense must be a secondary Consideration ; a recurrence to the Lord-who-would-havc-thought-it system would deserve impeachment, while a fit t-tate of preparation is in the end a war-preventive ccouoiny ?Examiner. An Adventure in California The truth of the following thrilling tale of adventure is vouched for to us by a person who heard it from the lips of one of the party A party of three men started from S*cra men to on a prospecting tour, and, being Will supplied with provisions, they penetrated much further into the mountains thau any ether party, without meeting with any success. Being men of great perseverance, however, they determined to pursue their course still further, although they had nearly reached a point where, it was believed, the foot of a white man never trod before. The party be gan to feel somewhat discouraged, as luck ap peared to have abandoned them They were many miles from any habitation, and tbeir provision! were getting very low A melan choly feeling pervaded the whole three, but they kept on until they came to a deep gulch Alter making a thorough examination they returned to Sacramento for ropes and provis ions. Having procured these, and loaded their mules with as much as was thought ne cessary for their purpose, they proceeded again to the gulch. To get down th:s ravin was the next object. They tied a r??pe to & tree, and by this means one after the other descended to the bottom, after lowering the provisions and tools. Here they found gold in abundance, and labored assiduously to se cure their pile as soon as possible, not being particularly in love with their habitation. By a mere accident, after having been in the ra vine several weeks, they discovered that the rope had been cut by the Indians, or let loose by some othtfr means, which cut oil all hopes of escape. The ledges of rock were perpen dicular for hundreds of feet, and climbing up was out of the question. Their provisions rapidly diminished, and starvation stared them iu the faco. The gold which they had secured was of no use. They had made up their minds that their end was near. Provi dentially, a party of friendly Indians came by, and, hearing the men hallooing, discov ered their whereabout, and immediately went to work to release them ltopcs were ??* taincd, and let down, when they were drawn up one by one, and their gold also. Being released from their prison, they liberally re warded the Indians, and went on their way to a more suitable location, thankful for their preservation from awiul wulou tWy had been threatened. How to Eat Strawberries.?Place as many berries as will form one layer at tha bottom of a dish, and sift some fine loafsugar over them ; then place another layer, and sift aj^ain W hen there are five or six layers, cut a fresh lemon and squeeie all over them. Before helping, let them be gently disturbed, that they may have the benefit ot the lemon juice and sugar. THE WEEKLY STAB. Thl* excellent Family and New* J corn talalng a greater variety of lBteraetlag readlag tban can be found In mi? oftw U published en Satur day morning. nun. Single oopy, p?r ananm 91 M to (in*. PlTtMpla H ?i Ten copies 9 vo Twenty coplea IS Ml JET Ctii, imtuKT ta ttuiot tET^lnglecoplee (la wrapper*) ran be procured at tbe counter. Immediate!) after the laaue of me paper Price?Tbbsb Cbbts Poitmiitiii who act aa agents will be allowed a commission of twenty per cent. A FRENCHMAN IN TROUBLE. " Ah ' me# friend* ; I am do moat misera ble de man in do Torld! I marrv?<>h ' beauty Toman'?I furnish de house?I hire de servant*?I lira comfort?Tera nTt*e for treo iu -nth?I go eon day to giro de l?a song?I dice vitte my bubille?I come back? I knock at my door of street?old Toman, n ?t my footman open de door?I mj, why you bare, m via ma ' She eay, madam Torn. Tora ill?I am fc rry to profound?she be beauty reman?I say, how she is * l>e old madaui say. the be better now?fine boy ' I say 0^>t for dam! inindo Tat tou say! Ah. ba ' not tree month marry, I shall go kill ter! 1 ru.-h up de stxir?old madam stop me, the says, you frighten my lade, and she die . vel den, f have pity in my heart, for she was beauty v.-man. and I say, 1 forgive . 1 go up to de room of de door?I open de door?I open ie room of de door gently, and I open do cur tain of de bed gently, and I lay, 4 Ah ha! Madam Chaneon .' ah* look, but do not speak, but make do sigh. 1 aay, Till )ou nerere no more do so? She say, 4 nevere. to dam fine, ao in.ignifique ? oh ! she beanty roiu&n Veil, sure 1 forgiTO, and I ask for to see de boy. By gar. be ?a? nice, fat, chnbby little fellow I say, I wiah he wu mine, he auch nice little fellow She fay, he must bo yours; I will give him ayou. and I will nun* him foryon? ao kind! ob, ahe be beanty roman ' Veil, i live comforte; vera nice for aeren or eight years. I go to de Park Bushy, de Bay 1 m no vnnted till to-morrow Ah. ha' I say, I shall go home to my nap, to Madam Chan.*oa ; she beauty voman; I knock at de door ; my foot man open de doir; he say, ' Sare, you have de a^upare 71 I eay ' No, I have de ofe cuit and do vine on account de road; i rill go to my nap.' I go up de atair, nice, oom forte, t j Madam Chanson. for she *>e be.v y voman 1 open de door chamber, and vot i see! von oder man's brceehe# on my chair Ah, ha! got dam' g >t dsm! i say I draw de curtain in much great rage ; de getil homuie in de bed say, 'Ah! Monsieur Chan son, how you do, 8are 9 I am must glad to see you look so vel.' By gar. he wai- *o polite 1 could not say a nothing lie aay, ' You will have de kindness to hand me my breeches.' I say,4 Certainment, Monsieur;' and I reach it him vitte a bow. I go out of de room, as gentilhomme ought to do till he dreaa. 1 come back; 1 knock at de door; he waa very fine man ; he had de opera bat. de atocking silk, and do dam britches 1 *?e first lie waa a gcntilhomme magmfi.ue?he was grand 1 could almost forgive Madam?she be beanty voman! he was vera fine man He say, 'you Till have de kindneaa. Monsieur Chanson, a fhow me down de atair7 I aaT. 'Certain ment. Monsieur, and did make him de bow I took de chandelle in my hand, and 1 show him down to tbo door street. I open de street of de door. He say,' Monsieur Chanson, good bye, Sare.' I say, 'good bye, Monsieur * He say, ' bon soir, Monsieur. I aay,4 Bon aoir;' 1 wish I never you see no more; and oh my friend Monsieur Lincoln, dis vat grieve me, to lose my friend I come to de room I cay, you Cuiue out of de bod ' She cry, and eay,41 never do so no more ' She look in my face vitt ao much pity?oh, den. she look more beauty voman dan never ' But 1 put de atoel to my heart, and 1 say, 1 never lorgi\e and I make her go out ot de door of de street, but that wae not the politea^e; it was node gentil homme ; I should have gone out of my house myt>elf. She come again in dc morr ii.g and then I part fr 'm my beauty?bad vife?and fir d it, I be now de man de most miserable in de hole vorld." AjrTiQriTT or TBI I. 0. 0. F.?We find the following in an old English paper, from a speech delivered by Mr Cooper, at a meeting of the Order of Greenock, Scotland. Mr. Cooper said : 4' The origin of the Order of Odd Fellows is of very great antiquity. It was established by the Roman soldier* in the camp during the reign of Nero, in the year 55. At that time they were 'Fellow Citisen* 1 The present name was given them by Titus Ciesar in the year 79, from the singularity of their meeting, and from their knowing each other by niglit or day, and by their country. And he not only gave them the name of Odd Fellowa, but at the same time, as a pledge of friendship, presented them with a dispensation, engraven on a plate of gold, bearing d fferent emblems, such as the sun, moon and stars, the lamb, tho lion and the dove,, and other emblems of mor tality The first account of the Order being apread in other countries is in the fifth century, when it wa.- established in the Spanish dominion* nnd iu the sixth century by King Henry in Portugal, and in the eleventh centurr it waft established in France, and atterwards by John De Neville, in England, attended by five Knights from, France, who formed a Loyal Grand Lodge of Honor in London, which Order remained until tho twelfth century, when a part of them began to form themselves into ? union up to this day?the Lodges which are now very numerous throughout the world, and call themselves the Loyal Ancient Odd Fel lows, being a portion of the original body The Manchester Union is of a more recent date, although there is no doubt of its emanat ing from the same source. Its first introduc tion into Manchester was abonttbe year 1^00, by a few individuals from the Union in Lon don. who formed themselves into a lodge, and continued in connection with them for acme time, when some difference caused them to declare themselves independent, and thus have kept their work independent." Strvchnise ? In Ceylon and several dis tricts of India grows a moderate-sued tree, with thick, shining leaves and a short, crook ed stem. In the fruit season it is readily rec ognised by ita rich orange-colored berries, at out as large aa golden pippins , the favorite food of many kinds of birds, within which are the flat, round aeeds not an inch in diam eter, ash-gray in color, and covered with Tery minute silky hairs. The Germans fancy that they can diaoover a resemblance in tbem to gray eyes, and call them erows eyes, but the likeness is purely imaginary. Tbe tree if he strychnos nux vomica, and the seed is tbo deadly poison nut. The latter wu early used as a medicine by the Hindoo*, and ita nature and properties understood by Oriental dolors long betore it was known to foreign nations. Dog killer and fish scale are two of iu Arabia names It i* stated that at present the na tives of Hindostan oftea take it for many months continuously, in much tbe same way as an opium-eater eats opium 1 hay com mence with taking the eighth part of a nut a day, and gradually increase their allowance to an entire nut which would be about 20 grain*. If they eat it directly before or alter food, no unpleasant effect* are produced , but if they neglect this precaution, spasms result. lioustkold Wordt Axtibilious Pills.?A venerably lady who resided in a suburban cottage, kept a tew lens for her own amusement. In feeding them one day she wet her feet, and a severe bilious attack resulted. She sent for a box of antibilious pills, and she waa about taking a dose, when the idea suggested itself to Ler that nature wu nature'* bes: restorer, and threw them into the garden. In a few days ?'he found herself fully recovered, and with a sharp appetite, and looking at her chick^us, she resolved to hare one Loi eJ for dinner, and her neighbors s ><>n brought in one witb a dislocated neck. After thirty minute* she took it from the pot on<T to find it as hard as a stone, and she replaced it, aod gave it another trial with no better sucees#, and the third time she tried it, until after two hours and a half she gare it up as a Uajh subject. The trouble was this?the chicken* had partakes of the antibitiouf pills, and there was no "bile" left in them