VOL. VIII. WASHINGTON, D. C? SATURDAY, JULY 12, 1856. NO. 1,069. the evening star, rCBLISHKD EVERY AFTERNOON, (EXCEPT SUNDAY,) 41 ti4 Sfr JnWwfi.Mrwf ?/ P-miflmmmim ?????? ?*d*Kie*tntk By W. D. WALLACH, Will be srrved to subscribers by ~*rrler* at 81X AND A qUARTEK CENTS, payable weekly to the Agents; paper* served in rickages at 37% cents per month. To mail Subscriber* the stib ggrlpMon price is THREE DOLLARS AND FIF TV CENTS STmrmafraifi, TV. O DOLLARS for ?U months, and ONE DOL AR for threa months, for lees than three mont ? at the rata of cents a wrek. CT SINGLE COPIES ONE CENT. PROTECTION and indemnity from LOSS BY FIRE! ftub^-ribfi Capital and $urplu? 91,339,131 13. FARMERS AND MECHANICS' INSUR ANCE CO . OF PHILADELPHIA. Of t nirthicest corner Pennsylvania avenue and 17th t'reet. Waikin*tvn City. D. C. Statement op business from the ist day of Augu<t to the 3lst day of December, MA ^ni unt received in ma-inn premium*. .$<>*,342 31 Do firj premiums 9J8 82 Total premium* for five m >nths 108 131 13 t apiia' 1,150,000 00 1,3:8,151 13 Invested a* follow#: Rnn<i* of Alle^hei-y county, P.tub a id PhilaV'phu City 6'- #78,721 66 Kailroal b ?id?, cost 33,400 00 Loans on 11-st m >rtta?e of rral estate.. 59,950 0?? 1? > stocks, collate. a< 80 384 00 Ca>h in ba ik ami on haad 11,092 22 Capita' ?uo#cnb*d 1,047,700 00 Prm um notes, not marnred 66 387 31 Due from a???nts (secured by b^nds)... 18 853 61 Expenses an l comm'ssions 11,662 1,358 151 13 T ra' amvjnt of losses reported to In Ja iuary. 1966: Fir* $1,666 66 Mann- 3 000 00 4 666 66 DIRECTOR?. Hon. Tnos. B. F! rene:, Charles Din??p, George H Armstrong, Thoma^ Mandrrfield, Charles A Rub cam, E Iwa.i R. Ile'mb ild.j George Helmb^ld, F. Ca'roll Brewster, Jamss E. Neali. Laas Leech. Jr. THOMA3 R. FLORENCE, President. EDWARD R. H8LMBOLD, Secrriaiy. LOCAL SURVEYORS. ?"barley Wa'ter, No. 397 D stre-t. Jno. M. Tnornton.com:r First street aid Virginia avenue. Jam;* William*, No. 22 Four-aid a ha'f street. MARINE SURVEYOR. Ca:*. J. P. Levy, No. 474 Pennsy.vaiia avenue. GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT. John The mason. The business of this Company will compare fa vorab y with the rao-a successful of sm.lar insuiu tions in the United S:ate? Prom the 1st day o: August, 1855, in five months, up t? 1st Janua y, 1356. the prem ium received am >untrd to the lary sum of one hundred and ei^ht 4Qou?aid, one honored and lifty-one dollars, with only forty fix hundred and six'ysix dolla s losses reported. Wuh the^i evidences of success and good mai arm-nt,' the directors ?m>I justified in soliciting a hha e of p ib ic patronage, bi'ievm? that the sveu rny off * e>l is am >'e. and tiia- a'l :air cla mi will be a ijim^d mre according to equity than legal techni calities. With a view of aflT>rding am >!* indemnity to the pub ic, t;ie om;a iy havj dt po?:t-il with MISSRS DUNCAN, SHERMAN, A CO., OF NEW YORK, TH3IR BANKERS, Ca?h aid prrmium aote3 to provide an accruing Trutt Fund of One Htm-lrtd Thousand Dollars. To ba held by tnem at a Iditrinal security to policy holder* for the payment of iosree. The company is prepared to is?ue pdieies a^nnst los* or iiama;e by fire on DWELLINGS, FUiiNI TCRS, MILLS, MANUFACTORIES, W ARE u^U^KS, a'l deeerip;ians of BUILDINGS, aad their coment*, or a"' kinds of MBR<'HANu?SE. traa?p.,rte.i by Vh?9?L3, ST?A>1Rj*TS, CA NAL B ?ATS, i.AlL '.OAUa, aid ihi n>u?; ca: veyances to or from a :y portu.a o: E- ROPg aid A>IKiilCA, and on the hulis of STEAM tOA 1'S nav.ga i' g mc western wao-rs Tii'* ta:es of pr> mirm will b* a< I >*.v a * o:h''r comfani^-, a id in fix a< them eveiy .ra^nv m *nt tn c omit action aad a iaig>m,iit wi.l b '.aken mto wmHtnjon. All 1 speed.ly a tjusted an.I promptly f a l. Otli.e northwe?tc rner pr-nnsy'vao aav'nae aid 3e?^nt"enth street, Wa hmijton city, I). C. Insurance may alto b? rtfed'd at t\e Home OJfire, Sorthxest corner Walnut and Secoiul Streets, Pntli 4elpAia. Also.atihe cV<m;aiy'sorti;es: New York? A W. Th tnpson. No 10 \ya'l street. Bostou? Oliver Brewsu-r, No 4 Sia e atrett Ba'um ?rc? B. H. Ris^a*dso^l, No 72 Ra't<m iro street. tJircin* ra'J?Taytor * Anihony. Cha-leston? J. H. Tay lor, No. 121 K. Bay sfcet- New <>rbais?Ha mai D a ?e. Montgcm-ry ?Albert W I lami. Mob:le? A. C. Waugh. i'liiaburg?T. J Hunter, No. 9o VVa.er atr-et ravan aV A Wl bur, So. Ill Bay street. Angara?Guardry, Whyte * Co. Atlanta ? Ma-jus A. Bell. Tr?-nt >u?Na*r ?* C cks F>>nd du l-a*?Robert A Baker. Vick*>birg?J.Putnam. Butfa'o?A Barker. Memphis ? W. E Milton. Detr.it?Tarma? fam-r a Son Milwaikie?A Wellington Hart. vVrllsbirg, Vtrgm;a ?L'anfo'th Br*>W't, jr. Eri?-, Psnnsylva-iia?Allen A C.ai^ Wyoming, P nn^-y van.a R C Smith. L?u:s v?1j>s ? il. ti l imb j.laie. Na hvi!le?Jngeob va?h. Port aid?D Rib son, Jr. Caica?o?E P. Ward 8an F anci^co?W.I.-am Biggs. St. Louis?Thos V. Onwrfiiay, gene al a;?:n; lor the snutliern a id w-siern S a e?. A id in oih?.- prin-ipal cities of he I'nKed 8 a ?i by a'ilhoriztd utters of the rrm pa^yj Jo 14-lyj AGENCY OF THE Alliance Insurance Co. of Philadelphia, Capital 9300 000! Annual report for the year ending January 1, 1056. Aa??t? <>f th* C*.m?*ny. coiulatlng of Bonds sad M nu rwl *<Ute $110,C0I 0' Stocks of otbsr Corporstlous, worth p?r 28 6.'0 00 G??h mm bsad Sl,t?S so Bii!? r?r?lr>bl*, coasTstlnf of Xsrlas o?tM snd short Imm tM.Ml 70 Block notss |ll,SM 09 II.Z3* 70 I11S.4M 00 \ Wtols r?<^lpt? 1"T nrvralnms lurln* tb? J?T ' |lll,iu for ?a1 ?xp?a??s dsrlng tu? r?*r 71,l?a 04 P M. M<?riaRTY, President. J. MORRIS THOMPSON, Secretary. THE G&E&T WESTERN FIRE INSUR ANCE CO. OF PHILADELPHIA. Ctfital 8500,000. Ckarttr Perpetual. DiaacTORt. Charle* C. Lathrop, 532 Sprues utreet. Alexander Whllden, merchant, 14 North Front street. John C. Hunter, firm of Wr'ght, Hunter * Co. E Tracey. firm of Tracey tc Baker. John R McCurdy, fi'm of Jones, White A McCurdy. I?aac Hjxleh'irst, attorney and counsellor. James ft Smith, firm of Jas B Smith A Co. Theo W Baker, Arm of Tracy A Baker. R a. Walton, 360 Market street Tnomas K Limerick, 5?4 Spruiv? street. John J Baker, (ioldsmlth's Hall. CHARLES C LATHRUP, President. THOMAS K LIMERICK, Secretary. R !s?s changed from otber companies to this, no chtrge for policy fee Enquire at the oflice of J E Kend il', over R Morrow's Exchange Oflce first door West of W. B Todd's liat Store, on Pennsylvania avenue mf7 3m DAVID MYERLE, Ageul. GREAT REDUCTION IN THE PRICE OF B01TS AND GAITERS HAVE ON COMMISSION, FOR A PHIL 1 adeiphla manu facturer, a fl'?t rate Sewed or Pegg'd Calf-Skin BOOT at S3 92. full as good as those usually sold at ti or *?. a*d a Frenca C?lr Patent Leather OAITEK at *3 SO, as good as an v at $5, a first r*te Calf Oallrrat f i 50,tae-e are the best goods that Is (or ever were) sold In the District fir the price; for the proof, come and see for yourself Terms positive'v cash. No extra p oftr chirged to oTset bid debts. Call at the ?V?lf YORK HAT STOKE, Seveata street near Penasy.vaala avenue. mjM tf ANTHONY, A;ent. CHAONCY WARKINER, WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER, ISO D 1A LIE IN Pine Witches, Jewelry, an J Silver Ware. ( 'OLD SEALS. FOB AND VEST CHAINS, PINE JEWELRY, SIL VER SPOONS, F ORES, GOBLETS, CUPS. Ac , for sa!e at New Y<?rk prtces. I HE H AI KING ?The Chronometer, Duplex, L???er, Cylinder, Repeat n%, Musical, arid other W ?TIDIES repair <1 Al o, JEWELRY, Ac N ??. *1 PErtNSTLVAMA Avksick. HWn Hxth t : 5j/ei:th sireets. Browne' Hot -i on! dl'ii^.sign of'-" GO_DE.N WATCHES, ap M-U Washington. OFFICIAL. TftSAtUKT DsrAKTMiifT, May 98,1850. Notice la hereby given to the holder* of the ?tcck Issued pursuant to the act of Congress of 22d July, 1816, that such stock Is redeemable by Its terms, and will be pild at the Treasury on tbe surrender of the certificates thereof, on the 12th of November next, when Interest thereon will cease. This department will continue to purchase anch stock prior to said day of redemption, and will pay therefor the fallowing premium, In addition to the interest accrued to the day of purcbaiie, with one day's Interest fox the money to reach the vendor: On such stock received at the Treasury between the 1st day of June and the 31st day of July, In elusive, one-half of one per cent, on the amounts specified In the certificates; On such stock received between the 1st and 31st days of August, one-fourth of one per eent; And on such stock received after the 31st day of Aliens*, the interest accrued thereon, and one day's additional interest only, will be paid. Certificates of such stock transmitted under this notice must be duly assigned totlie United States by the party entitled to receive the pur chase money; and when sent prior to the 1st J uly the current half year's interest mu t also be as signed by the present stockholder, otherwiae such interest will be payable as heretofore. And notice is further given to holders of otber stocks of the United States that this department will purchase the same between the 1st day of June and the 1st day of December neit, unless the sum of S 1,500,000 shall be previousl y obtained, and will pay for the same, in addition to the in terest accrued from the day of the last dividend of Interest, and one day's additional interest for the money to reach the vendor, the following rates of premium: On stock of the loan of 1812, a premium of 10 per cent.; On stock of the lo?ns of 1817 and 1818 a premium of 10 per cent.; And on stork issued under the act of 9th Sep tember, 1330, commonly called Texan indemnity atock, a premium of 0 per cent. Certificates transmitted under thia notice should be duly assigned to the United States by the par* ty entitled to receive the money ; and if sent pre vious to the 1st July, the current half-year's in terest must 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. Payraeat for all the foregoing stocks will be m'.de by drafts on the assistant treasurers at Bos tsn, New York, or Philadelphia, as the parties entitled to receive the money may direct. JAMES GUTHRIE, m29-dtl2Nov Secretary of the Treasury. SINGER'S Improved Sewing Machines. To which was granted the Highest Award of the Paris Kxhib'tion, thereby receiving the World's Verdict of Superiority. ^pHE IMPROVEMENTS IN THIS MA X chine has simplified them In many respects, and they areenpabf-of executing twice the amount of work they did formerly in any given time They are without question the only Machines ca pable of sewing every variety of geeds perfect; a shirt bosom or heavy trace for harness can be sewn by any of these machines by a simple change of neeale and thread in such a manner that the closest scrutiny cannot detect a fault. Manufacturers, planters and families will find them the only safe Machines to purchase, as they are built strong and durable, and not likely to get out of order. We have machines with guages attached, for binding hats, cap-fronts, gaiters, Ac. Silk, Thread, Cotton, Nsedles, Ac., constantly on hand, at the lowest rates. Persons desirons of Information regarding Sew ing Machines will please address I. M. SINGER A CO., 105 Baltimore street, Baltimore. N. B.-We are prepared to exchange these ma chines for old machines of any kind Terms lib eral. Persona who have been induced to purchase Inferior machine* under the pretext of being oheap, will find thla a benefit Indeed. mar 10?if RON If AM* BOOT, SHOE, A TRUNK ESTABLISH I WENT.?I have this day received a large assort ment of Ladles' and Gentlemen's Ir^n and Wood frame Trunks; also, Bonnet Box es, Hat Cases, Carpet Bags, of all styles. Ladles' new style Gaiters, all colors: and black, bronze, and colored Gaiters, with and without tips, at SI Misses', Children's, and In fant'a Shoea, all styles. Gents. Boys, and Youths Patent Leather ana French Calf Boocaand Shoea from SI to $5. Call and examine my siock before purchasing elsewhere. S. P. HOOVER, Iron Hall, j? 13-tr Pa. av., bet'n JMh and 10th sts. H' BUY AND SELL FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC EXCHANGE; FURNISH D HAFTS On all Parts of United States and Europe; COLLECT DRAFTS ' On all parts of United States and Europe; DRAW BILLS ON IRELAND FOR ?1 OR UPWARDS: BUY AND SELL BONDS, STOCKS, A OTHKR SECURITIES; NEGOTIATE TIMK PAPER. I?vsatm?Bt faying 10y and over, for sals. LAND WARRANTS. We are at all times Purchasing, and have for Sale, L \N D WAR RANTS of all aenomlnationa. Lana Warrants located In Iowa, Wisconsin, or Minnesota CHUBB BROTHERS, Jan21-tf Bankers, opposite the Treasury. ANTHONY BUCHLI, UNDERTAKER, Shop and Residence No 303 Penn'a avenue, south side, between 9th and 10th sts. AVING PROVIDED HIMSELF WITH . sn ELEGANT HEARSE, and all necessary conveniences fori properly conducting hi>: business, would respectfully inform the publie that he Is fully prepared to fill all orders entrusted to him, at the shortest notice, and la the best manner. A large supply of READY-MADE COFFINS of all sizes, always on hand, which will be fur nished on tne most reasonable terms. As heretofore, no pains will be spared to give entire satisfaction on all occasions. N. B.?Resid ng on the premises, orders will be (somptly attended to at all hours. feb 7-ly J. CONNELLY, Uadertaker, N*. 423 S*t*ntK strut, mil iitU, bit. O and Ht WOULD RESPECTFULLY INFORM the citizens of Washington and the adjoining counties that he Ia1 prepared to attend to all orders at the shortest notice snd on the most liberal terms, He will spare ao peins to give entire aatlafhetlon on all occasions He guarantees to preserve the dead la the warmest weather for any length of time. A large supply of ready made COFFINS of all sizes and qualities, always on hand. Shrouds, Carriages, Hearaes, and every other article furnished oi the best quality. A share of the public patronage 1s respectfully solicited. mar '>4-tf 11 IKCLAY'S NEW DICTIONARY, con li talnlng an epitome of History, Biography, and the useful Scle*ee? FKRUUSON, Je .'10- next to Lammond 4^6 7t'i st. t 'UHPOKATION STOCE.?*9,000 CorpO L' ratio* of Washington Stock for sd^ at feb tf~tf OHVEJ) EE07HEEB. EXCURSIONS, &c. FIRST GRAND EXCURSION (THIS SEASON) or tux NATIONAL GUARD, ro THE WHITE HOUSE PAVILION. ^HE NATIONAL guard having com. * P'eted their arrangements now _ -fT*- A take pleasure In announcing to thelr&?i2ffE? friends and the public generally thTtthe^are \v v. . splendid steamer George ??!? i!-0" / purpose of giving one of Mo v n\C^r9l.0n,81? the ?h"e House Pavilion on MONDAY, July 14, 1856 fjGoramlttee pledge themselves to spare no pains to make this one of the best Excursions of the season The boat will leave the wharf at the foot of 11th sheet, at o'clock ; Blagden's Wharf 3; Alex andria at 3%. r*fire flxe* tbe Price cf tickets at Atl.. P w t j T;admitting a gentleman and la aies ; to be had of the Committee or at the boit on the dav of the excursion. slorT^Ut*'8 ^an(* ^as been for the occa , Including Supper, will be pro vided by an experienced caterer, at city prices Omnibuses will leave the Northern Liberties' j 7^' Corner of 19th ster>t and Penna. avenue: and the south gate of the Capitol square at be fore 2 o'clock p. m. t> *i..w Committee of Arrangements. T. Mllburn, T. J Weir, Wm O Drew. ? Floor Managers. U B Clark, W McConvey, R H Graham, L Jones. J J Anderson jy 10-3t* PLEASURE EXCURSION 'OR TUX BEN KF IT 0? THI YOUNG CATHOLIC'S FRIEND S0CIE1Y OF GEORGETOWN, D C. The safe and commodious steam er POWHATAN, Captain _ ,?-ff Mitchell, having b?en chartered by.&4^LSS?? the above Societv will make an excursion the Potomac on WEDNESDAY, July 16th The steamer will leave Georgetown at 8o'clock am; Washington at 9. aid Alexandria at 10, afcd proceed down the river, stopping at Fort ashington a sufficient time to view tlie p!a e from theace to Pye's Landing, Charles county, where there will be sufficient accommodation for those wishing to dancr. and thence returning to Georgetown about sunset The Committee promise to spare no piins or expense to make this the mo&t pleasant excursion of tbe season. A line Coti Ion Band has been engaged for the occasion. Tickets FIFTY CENTS each; Children ac compnnlfd by parents or guardians half price. Refreshments and Dinner will be served up by an experienced caterer at clt* prices Tickets c^n be procured at John L. Kldwell's Drug Store, Georgetown; Kidwell A La rence and John h . Ellis', Pennsylvania avenue, Wash ington, and at the b<.at o i the day of eicursion. Committee. John J McQuillan, James 0'Dono->hue James Rllev, Francis Harper" John J. Bogue, John Stakes, VVrn 8 Jones, John l.ove, W rn Pettlt, Jacob Klngley. Je 3,5,7,9,11.12,14,18-91 (Intel) 1 X. FIRST GRAND EXCURSION U7 LOUAN Tit IBK Improved Order of Red Men, TO THE WHITE HOUSE PAVILION, On WLU.IKiDAY, July 16, 1HJ6. 'T^HE COMMITTEE HAVING COMPLE 1 *ed their arrangements take _ ^ great p'easure in announcing tr>Jc~r their friend* and'the public generailv, "hat tnis being tbelr first Excursion they will endeavor to make it the fcest of the season. A fine band of Music has been engagrd for the occasion T ie steamer "George Washington" will leav* Georgetown at 7* : Washington?U, Navy Yard at 9, ar.d Alexandria at 9^ o'clock. Dinner and Refreshments furnished by an ex perienced caterer ., 117" No intoxicating liquors allowed on the boat or at the Pavilion HcketsONE DOLLAR?admitting a gentle man and two ladles; to be had from any of the Committee or at the boat on the morning of the excursion. Committee of Arrangements. Jacob F Straub, J Shoennakfr, WAY ates, Geo Collins, John Williams, J T Hilton, Robt Cunningham, John Paxton. Floor Manager?James L Davis. Jy 7,>,11,11,14,15* (Organ) Sale of United States Land near Richmond, in the State of Virginia. ORDNANCE OFFICE. ) Wahhisotoi. June23, 1836 t PROPOSALS IN WHITING WILL DE ?I. received at this office till soon of the 2v?d day of July next, for the purch se, for cash, or a cer tain piece or pnicel of lard, with tbe buildings therein, lying on Jam? river, in the county of Cheste fle;d, about twelve miles above the city of Richmond, ard known as Bellona Arsenal This land was purchased by the United States from William Trabueand wife, ar.d Mary Reddy, by deed bearing date 2l*t of Sep ember, 1815, ar.d is described in said deed as?beginning on the bank of wld river at a sycamore tree and running tbence S. 16 deg , W. 6 chains 43 links to a stone marked U. S ; thence N 30 deg., W 9 chains, to a stone marked U. S ; thence S. &X deg., W\ 9 chains 27 links, to a stone marked U . S ; thence 8. 5)f deg , E .21 chains 45 links, to a store marked U. thence S- 75 deg.; E. 20 chains 25 links, to a stone marked U ?; thence N. 25^ deg , E 40 chains 10 links, to a sycamore tiee ?n the bank of said river; and thence along the j southern shore of said river, as tie same u.ejn der?t 25 chains 25 links, to the beginning, con talnlng twenty-seven and a half acre* The above property will be sold to the person ofTering tbe highest price for the same, lr suth offer shall be satisfactory to the Secretary of War; lu which case, and the price offered being pa!d, a deed will be executed by him under the acts of Congress of 3d March, 1819, and 28th April, 182a, con\eying to such person, his I eirs, ard assigns forever, all the right, tit:e, and Interest of the United State* in said premises Tbe proposals must be ?eiled,and endorsed " Proposals for Bellona Arsenal." HENRY K CRAIG, Colonel of Ordnance. The Int lMgencer and Star, and the Richmond Enquirer, and hxaminer, will p iblish ihe abo*e twlre a week till *id July, ana one copy of the paper containing it mu.-t be sent to ihe Ordnance Office with the bill. je 24-2awt2*July N [No. 566 1 OTICE FOR KESTUUING CERTAIN LANDS IN WISCONSIN -NoticeIs here by given ttut the land office at Mineral Point, StEVBNs's Point, and Mknasba, in the State or Wisconsin , will be open to sale and location of any of the lands In said districts which were subject to entry and location at the date of their recent wltbdraw.il by notice No. 560, on and after Monday, the 4th day ef August next, except tbe fo lowing townships, the reservation of ukick will be continued, via : Office at Minbpal Point : Townships 11 to 14 Inclusive, of ranges 1 to 8 east, Inclusive. Office at Stxvbns's Point : Townships 15 to 22. inclusive, of ranges 2 to 8 east, inclusive. Township 15 and 16 of range 7 east: and Township 15 of rangefcl east. Office at AIknasha : All the townships in the district situated between township 14 and the Michigan State line, In ranges 13 to 20 east. In clusive. Given under my hand, at the General Land Of fice, at the city of Wt?Ling ton, this 24th day of June, 1856 1HOS. A HENDRICKS, Je25-2awGw Commissioner. DENTAL SURGERY. DR WILLIAM A FRANKLIN HAVING taken rooms at No. 448 Pennsyl vania avenue, will be happy to serve) all who may staLd In need of the ser vices of a Dentist. His prices will be moderate and all work warranted. je $-eotf ' TO PERSO NS ABOUT LEAVING THE CITY ?If you wish Brushes and Combs of any kind or quality. Soaps, Perfumery, Fans.
Paper, Porte Monnaies, Ac , call at our store, as we are determined to sell these Goods at unpre cedented low rates. 306, bet. 9th and 10th sts jeJJ JOHN F. ELLIS. 13 KFRIGERAToHS?JUST RECEIVED, IV a few ii ore of thore excelbnt plain Refrige rators. When all the patent Kemgerators have bem tried and laldaaide, these will continue to Ic i?ed,asthey long have been, ann give unl 4 v*.- .si satisfaction. Prices are low. Jy 1 ti FRANCIS, m Seventh it. EVENING STAR. THE TABLEAU VIVANT, Or, Statue ?( Lore. " 1 would not change my Joy and grief, my laugh ter and my tears, For all their soulless happiness whom fancy never cheers." ' Heigho ! it is impossible to suit oneself,'' said a lovely girl, despairingly, after looking through portc-feuille, annual, and print, on the taole, and tosting the last from ner; " I hare half a mind to give up the search ; but no, I cannot?yet what tableau shall I take ! ' " N'importe ! it will surely be an angelic one," said a voice that Helen knew to be her cousin's. ''Aubrey ! favesdropper !" ''Nay, Helen, how could I, when I came in unperceived, disturb that pretty listlesiness, or sweeter reverie! Let me select the pret tiest for you?yet I already despair of finding anything worthy of suoh sweet excellence.'' So saying, he commenced ransacking the porte-feuille, and rejecting all, had nearly given up the search, when a really exquisite design caught and quickly rivetted his atten tion. It was of a girl, with a sweetly pensivo expression froiu her downcast eye, seated, with her beautifully rounded arms encircling the neck of a faithful looking hound, which w:is standing on a footstool, looking earnestly up into the faco of hi3 mistress; behind her on a pedestal was the boy god, leaning on her shoulder, and mischievously and contemptu ously pointing to the hound?underneath were written the words, "Ah s'il etait aussi/i dele!"?(Ah, if he were as faithful!)?which the maiden is supposed to say, alluding to the faithlessness and ficklcness of love, und the fidelity of the dog. "Enchanting! exquisite!" cxclaimed Au brey ; " search all the printshops, you 11 never find anything half so lovely It is almost worthy?Yuu shall have Cantor and Pollux in marble " " But Cupid!" "True," said Aubrey, and those words seemed to have jarred and caused to vibrato some discordant string ; for, after a pause, ho said, with much warmth, "true, Cupid died long' ago " i'es," said lielen, " some day last winter, during the pressure." '?Longer still," sighed Aubrey; and ho added with bitterness, "there arc those who think he long since snapped hi* strings in des pair of ever piercing another heart, and, like iffiobo, wept himseli to stone." "Oh, he did, he did, and his little image stands on the pedestal in ray own boudoir,'' Shid the gay and thoughtless but really affec tionate girl, clapping her little hands together in her beautiful glee; " we can havo the semblance, if not the reality, in the tableau." "Out upon the semblance and reality, there is none," said Aubrey; and he added, in a low and melancholy tone, " What is love but a name?a shade that follows wealth or facie ! Is it not so, Helen ' should I not deem it so?" Now, of all persons in her little world, Au brey St. Clair was the last among all her very dear friends, with whom, just at that juncture, Helen Leslio would havo wished a serious titc-a-tete, ar.d just for these reasons, gentle reader: They had been long afhanccd?Au brey, an orphan, and distant cousin, had dwelt with Lit under her father's roof from infancy ; and Helen felt for him tho strongest affection though her lovo partook greatly of the character of that which she might have felt for a brother. lie had Borrowed when she sorrowed and laughed wncn alio laughed, and cherished for her a Jasp: pure, and tender love; and though impassioned and impetu ous it also approached the holy love borne a sister?a love which neither time, distance, nor circumstance could change or dissipate. Aubrey St. Clair had been very patient and untiring in his devotion to study?a thought ful, fedate, meditative boy--a reading, dreim ing, enthusiastic youth, he bad amassed a fund of information on all subjects, but the garden of poesy was his favored realm ?here w mid ho stray, lost in winder and dolight; and, though unknown to any, he had strewn many beautiful fl'wers on the Parnassian mount, and might well have hoped to wear laurels which would have been long green He lived in a world of his own creations, bright beyond imagining But to return to Helen. Though she, in her eirly youth gladly consented to her betrothal; believing, with her whole eoul, and in the singleness of her heart, there lived not the being to whom sho could more willingly or more entirely intrust her happiness than to her "dear Aubrey;" so she still thought, though meanwhile she had changed mate rially. From the artless, confiding, ingenuous girl, Helen Leslie had becomo the beautiful, enchanting, lovely girl?the fascinating ad mired, caressed and idolized belle Yet, amid all this adulation, enough to turn grave heads, Helen possessed a puro and affection ate heart, a clear and lively understanding. She could not but feel Aubrey's nature to be widely different from hfcr own He viewed already with disgust those pleasures which leave naught but s itiety and disquietude be hind them; pleasures of which she was only on the threshold, and of which she has tasted as yet but sparingly, and knew not their heartlessness and emptiness, but viewed them arrayed in all the glitter and "enchantment which distance the view." The admired of all, the tide of her existence seemed to flow and to sparkle in an unbroken stream of hap piness, and we are compelled to own that, in the bewilderment of the life she led, the thought of Aubrey, of his fervent, engrossing ani undying attachment?the still, low voice in Helen'sjbosom that told her of the self-sacri ficing, unwaning attachment, of his truth, of his almost parental solicitude and interest, was drowned in fashionable follies and in the levity of the hour Aubrey St. Clair's manner, tastes and feel ings ill-fitted him for the syren circle of which Helen Leslie was the brightest star- His soul scorned the hollowheartedness, the deceitful ncss of pleasures which he felt to be insuffi cient to confer happiness on a rational being. His nature was enthusiastio and imaginative; the relf-sufficient ?nd superficial coxcombs of the day were not society for him?his was the soul's loveliness?then, how immeasurable the distance which separated Aubrey St. Clair from tho throng of idlers who "followed, flat tered and sued ' in Helen's train?must he not have felt his superiority to suoh ? impos sible he should not His manners were gentle, his tone low, his frame was delicate ; and, though his face was intellectual in the ex treme, yet it possessed not that beauty, fo dear, must I say, to woman's heart One read there of acute sensibility and elevated thoughts of a superior order of mind ; and a refined ob server would havo loved to dwell upon it?so expressive was it of soul and mind?so com pletely an index of all within the casket. Of ft proud nature, his feelings were exquisitely susceptible to ihe smallest slight or wound, yet could he not assume that air of confidence, or still more that exquisitely nonchalant air, so necessary to rendecone a favorite in the gay circle ; ho had not yet learned to strut upon its little stage. Aubrey never reminded Helen of their be trothal ? it was long since he had alluded to the now painful subject, yet was be still hop ing against hope, that she should awake from her delusive and bewildering dream. 1 earth's powers could never have persuaded him that her talents, tastes, or feelings, would have become perverted by fashionable life, that she would ever become wedded to it, or wholly engrossed by it?never did it occur to him that the constant recurrence of variety, tho whirl of excitement in which she lived, would render to her the retirement of the do mestic cirtfie irksome and inspired?nor that the adulation, the incense, offered up at the shrine of her beauty might render hir vain, heartless and supercilious. Of suoh coos? quences A# never dreamed?who could hare loretold any change or blight to so much sweetness, ingenuousness, graoe and intelli gence ? It must have been a sinister and cynical prophesier?we did not, w? do confess, nor did Aubrey. Though, at timet, hie poor, bope-sick heart was wrung by jealousy, ever the accompanier of strong passion, bis trust ia Helen would triumph; he would cxclaim r " I know her noble nature, her high princi ple, her truth, her warm heart. She will never break her plighted troth, she will throw aside this strange infatuation, and more than reward me for all my wakeful nights, bitter thought*, and sad forebodings She will be mine. 1 shall yet glory in her genius and affection. Helen's heart is pure?purity en circles her like the air she breathes. Every thought, every expression is lovely?and none can appreciate, as I do. the delicacy, purity, and freshners of her nature." It, indeed, appeared to Aubrey, that, of the circle Helen moved in, she was the sun bright ening every face and gladdening every heart, and not even a satolite was near! a bright flower in a desert, "a lovely line of poetry in a world of prose." Aubrey still followed in the beam of her sunny smile, and in the element of happiness which fhe breathed, was the only one who sighed. Prithee, excuse the long, very long digres sion. gent!e reader " Nay, tfrcet not, Aubrey." said Helen; " the little love will be re?us:itated, and yet bask in thy smiles; although from theporten tious length of thy visage it would seem cf rather doubtful truth." " He would, indeed, be resuscitated," said Aubrey, in a calm and impressive tone. " if one, true and faithful heart oould revive him !" "Yet remember, Aubrey, they tell us of old he is only happy in smiles, the merry, sportive little god ' he snaps bis strings after sunny smiles are withdrawn?warmth ia his life and clement. And now I hare read thee a homily on I>ive, I must away for . where I shall expect to see thee decked in sweetest smiles. An revoir." So saying sue gayly kissed her hand to Aubroy, and tripped out of the room?and he did smile even at the mem ory of her smiles Aubrey had determined to know on the morrow tho worst Fate had in reserve for him. Hope deferred had made his heart sick; ho with desperation had resolved to tell Ho len of his intended embarkation for Europe in a few days?though, did she but utter then one kind, joy giving or encouraging wor l, the whole world could offer naught to tempt him fr>in her side. Will she utter the soft word * Helen, in her young und unshadowed love linos*, was the gayest of the gay that night; " beauty's light'' gladdened every heart, and every countenance met her with smiles, which were reflected in her own?the beautiful are over joyous Yet even Helen's lovely brow was shaded when tho?-> bright-roving, bewil deiing eyes re?ted on tho pale and anxiou* countenance of Audrey, and one could see those beauteous lashes quickly cast down when his restless and disturbed glanco met heis ; yet the je?t, the laugh, the song went on? many, beautiful, and rccherehe wore the com pliments whispered in Helen's ear that night Aubrey entered not the charmed ring yet though eho appeared deaf to the voice of the charmcr. was alone ? heard, felt and seen' ?every word was caught and treasured up as food for 'Memory, young Ljve's shadow.' enough for him to gate his 511 on that bright face?it might bo nis ? la*t, long, lingering gaxe.' On?e and once only did Aubrey approach Helen. He then told her, in low and hurried words, of hi* intended departure, how long, very loug, he had lived on the hope of again winning tier love, for be was now painfully convinced be had lost it?of bis unutterable anguish in the conviction?he told her that tho love he bore her needed not to bo express ed, that she well knew his deep, his fervent attachment?better had she never inspired it, than ho should awake from such a dream?a dreau of more than earthly happiness, for he had madly, foolishly dreamed that she re turned it. Contused, agitated, surprised. Helen found no words for utterance Just then, too, young Bevertou, the most distingue and elegant ex quisite in all , was coming toward them, holding in his hand a double almond which he had taken from one shell, one of which he presented to Helen saying? '? Now we shall see, Miss Loslie, whether I am or not, when 'out of sight, out of mind' ? for you know the Philopena is the test of friendship as well as love?since, if it be for gotten, one is fearfully certain the memory of the donor is not dwelt upon with pleasure , since you could not retain the recollection of it for so short a period." "Take this then, Helen," whispered Au brey, as he presented <>ue to her, " on it sh<ill hang my happiness or misery?the fate of na tions has depended on as mere a trifle and he added, in a trembling tone?" remember, jh, remember?one little word from your lips will decide whether I shall be a wanderer without aim, or end of existence, or remain by four side with too much of happiness for mor tal's lot." u Why ao precipitate, Aubrey ? 00 iinpetu )US ?" "Precipitate! impetuous' oh say not so, Helen ; if you could know this poor, weary, lope-tick heart?ay, if you coula but know of he restless waking nights of wo?of the long, ,ong, listless days! pass, and long have piss sd. you would not, you could not think so !" So saying, and almost choked with contending (motions, Aubrey left the room, nor entered it nore that night Slowly and heavily p&s-ed to Helen the re naming hours A change came over her pirit. Aubrey stood before her in a new ight. Never before had she appreciated his patient, enduring and uncomplaining attach nont. She reproachfully asked herself how lid she reward such devotion Apparently vith perfect recklessness and indifference veen and bitter were the pangs Helen felt hat night as the rested her head on the pillow. The next day Aubrey came nut?his was lespair unutterable?he felt as?ured, from the cw words that escaped Helen ia her agitation, hat he had naught to hope ?he would embark in the marrow?should see Helen in the tab eaux, which was fixed for that evening All lis preparations were made, and ho now w lite I ?ith feverish anxiety the coming of evening, rhen he should behold for the last timo the ?biect of his heart's idolatry. Ho would ake no leave?he could not say? farewell' The shades of evening darkened around. Ill was in readiness for the t*H*a*r?the rame, the stage, the light disposed by an irtist " Then there was hurrying to and fro, tnd all the world arrived. The music was oft and soul-thrilling; many and beautiful >eyond our fancy's fairest picturing were the ah/eaur, "breathing and brightening" before ur eyes. Oh. what a beautiful thought! yhat delight! to see exhibited the sweetest, oftest scenes the imagination can paint; the ?oints in history of the most thrilling intereot, t to see imbodied the brightest, purest, most esplendent visions of the poet's fancy, for are here not living forms of as tr.inscendant eauty, angelic loveliness, as ever dawned ipon a poet's vision ? There was the beauteous Stuart, the rough luthvan by ber side persuading her, no not ?ersuading her, forcing her to sign away her ingdom to a rebellious subject There was he fond and impas?ionate Cleopatra in the ctof poisoning herself with the asp, beautiful teyona expression, calm, majestic, yet ch . low full of feeling. There, too, was tho ' Niobe" in tears, inimitable. The high ouled Jewess, and high born and fair-hairtd towena, rivals in beauty, for surely both were teautiful! The attire was bright, fanciful and piotur THE WEEKLY STAR This excellent Family an* Nmti Jourmal-eoo tainlng a greater variety of Interesting reeding than can be fbund la any other?Is pnbiisked on Satnr day morning. 81ngleeopy, peranan"*^ M Five eoplea Ten eoplea J Twenty copies .7.7.7,***.**.**.JJ K7" Case, limiuiLT m Aiviaci. paper. Price?Taaaa Ciiti PosmasTtas whoa-taaa??ata wUi b??iinw^ a commission of twenty percent D*aUov*? esque, which perfected the illusion ; the p?r iipective excellent. Many, glowing, and en thusiastic wero the exclamations of delight which burst from all lips as the curtain rose successively Their cheeks flashed at the praise of their own loveliness; the eve sparkled, nor scarcely oald a lurking smile be suppressed as the various expressions of admiration from the enchanted crowd caught the ear of the lovely statuary. Lastly came the fancy piece, of which we *P"tie m the commencement of oar sketch, there was the sweet picture, lovely in ao en ?n ?h ' how ?oro lovely vivantr in which Helen Les r ^ ,?!ctnre A omrmor of clause followed the lifting of the oarteio. I aSUSa anehaiitin^ : burst from all tho delighted gasere, excepting from one. ariii^thPi lle"Ding W,th oro??<,<1 nnos ag unst the flolding-door, gated in a muta at tention. In his face was dejected the deep anguish of despair. Pale, haggard, and de jected, tho merriment ani exultation of all shade '' >99rf9* but 40 deePen dejection's lie gated upon the object, on which he had lavised r.U his heart's wealth, for the last time or, if again he would ever behold her, it would be as the bride of another The thou-ht bo couid not bear, lie remembered the wo?ds which were written underneath the engraving His own dog there, Castor, faithful unto death, offered a painful contrast to her he had fond ly deemed true and loving. The words rose to his hps ' Ah, if t/wu wert so faithful, ' he uttered them in a low and broken tone, low 'though ouite audible to IlHen. *nd a? those tew words met her ear. all rushed belore her with the celerity of light. Aubrey s resolu tion she knew was unfhaken: on the morrow'? drawn the ship would beer him to iuko dis tant haven, perhaps never to return She remembered the Phifopena. she raisel her eyes, it needed but one glance at that fee* so expressive of wo unutterable, of hopele?s de? pair, to determine her. One glance at it Prometheus-like, waked the lovely image in to life and motion, and endowed it with the gift of speech. The magic word passed ber Hps, and that word, so lowly murmured' bound him to her side ; and henceforth their j>ys, their sorrows, their hopes, their fears were one. All were consternation. Even Castor, the noble, faithful hound, with instinctive sigaci ty, appeared to know, and exult in the tud deu revulsion in his master s feeling. lie leaped off the stage, and came frisking anl bounding up to him, manifesting by e-.cry effort in his power, *ind his sympathy in his mister's change of fortune. All this "was the w<>rk of a m >ment, tie curtain quickly fell, the song, tho jest followed, and Aubrey s 'boom's lord 6at lightly on his throoe .' Houses, Ac , for Rent and Sale. GV'R SALE?THE PROPRIETOR WISH a e* to di?p j?e of his brick Blacksmith Shop on K s'reet, between 9th and 10th, with the unea ' pired lease of six years on the ground, at a very low price, on ac ount of bid health The stand is good for a carpeater or paint shop. Ail of the B.acKsmlthing tools for sale if desired. For fur ther informati n tnqilre on the premises. Also nine Pump Logs. ' Jy8-?e3i* C L RODGERS P"R RENT?A BRICK HOUSE, PITUA . tel ?n 6th stree', near the corner of M In quire of F. M MAtiRUUKR, Dry Good and Shoe 5* to re, corner 7th and I street. je 2l?tf Fm OR SALK ?A TRACT OP UNn CON tilnlng about 15 acres, on the Heights of Georgetown, bviug a part of the Valley View Pann, the resld nee of the late John H King decease a. This Is one of the moot desirable sites in the District for a fine private residence, about <0 acres of this tract is a beautiful ^rov* of "m ber, the balance cleared and in a high state of rul 'lvation. The summit of this tract Is from 35o >o 100 feet, above tide water, and has a flne view of W ashlngton, Georgetown, and the adjacent val ey of the Potomac. It will be sold entire or In lots Also, a large Frarne Dwelling-house and Lot Ki the corner of Flfth and H streets wee', Wash ington city. Apply at Valley View Farm, or to Dr. H. Klne, No. to Prospect street, Georgetown, D. C jei?-?f [Intel] tf. J KING. For rent, with or without steam POWE*t.?The large, alrv, convenient, and well lln'sbed Hall next door to the Star Build ings It is 50 by N) feet In the clear, with hl'h filing, and is capitally lighted Alse. the sto? Immediate.y under the w-*t half of said hall, 2S bv SO feet, fronting directly on Pennsylvania iv^nue, in the hear? of the business portion there af, (no other such desirable builne-s stands are now being offered to the public ) Ther will be rented separately or together For term* apply :o GEORGE HILL. Papermaker, Bridge ftreet, i few doors west of th? omnlbas htand, George town, or at the Star Olflce counter. N ? H.?If renters desire to carry on any business ?eqluring steam power, th y can be acrommo iated with shafting attached to the r.ew ;u,,i pow frful engine of the Star Newspaper end Job Printing Office, manufactured by tte Memra. Kills, and arranged so as to furnish ample j. w,r If required, to renters of the premises ?dv rtis?d' ibove. ILr The lea^e on the above property will be sold. FOR KENT?SEVERAL HANDSOME Par lors and Chambers, with board. Also, table and transient board Inquire at Vr?. SMITH'S, 233 F street. no* "7? tf For sale or rent?lot no i,in Square No 353. corner of F. street south and 10th street west, near the Steamboat Wharf, con ainin^ about 10.000 square feet, recently occupied. ?y J no. W. Martin's blacksmith and wheelwright ihops. Also, for rent. Square No 562, lietween 2d and Id streets we?t. and H and I streets north, con ainlng 2# acres; n?w occupied l?y Mr. H. N. ^ansdale. On the square, which will be enclosed, vith a good fence, is a stable and carriage house, md the land in excellent order and wej situ ited or cultivation. Possession given on the first of Vprll. An abundance of excellent gravel and and, on the premises, for sale Inquire of marS?eolwAStf JOSEPH INGLE. J. F. CALDWELL, Dentist, IS LOCATED ON ELEVENTH STREET, L the second bowse from Pennsvlra > la avenue, next to Farnhatr's book tore, where heisreadyto OPER-1T1 IN THE TEETH He would respectfully in Imate that teeth, though machdiseased, however hey nay ache, can be sived without destroying he nerve; the destruction of the nerve Is the cause if more deep-seated pains about the fare and lead His mode of extracting te. th is greatly nore safe, and is attea ;ed with wittr* left ftc? md the Infliction of less pain, than by methods lependent on keyed Instruments, pullican* or for eps Those who are suffering pain in the forc ieid, face and jaws, would do well to ? u*rait to ils remedial treatment. The most satisfactory ertlflcates and references can be seen as te*t<mo lals of his skill in his operation m lo-Stf T.FRARD, THE LION KILLER J Rachel and the New World Tan^letown Letters Camp Fire? of the Red Men. at FERGUSON'S, Je 30- next to Lammond, 496 7th street ENGLISH A N D A>1 KRK AN TABLE CUTLERY, PLATED W AlE,kr. IU8T RECEIVED AN INVOICE OF VERY " superior English and American Table Cutlery, llatmta Tee Sets, Cake Baskets, Castors, Butter >lshes, Albata Forks, Spoins, Ladle*, to The above are all of Superior qualify, and of M\?dlow M. W GALT k BRO , Jewellers, No.JH Pennsylvania avenue, Je 27- between 9'.h and 10th streets. WILLIAM A. BATCHELOH'S LIQUID HAIR DTE JKILFULLY APPLIED. AND SOLD Whole* * sale and Retail at GIBBS'S Hair Drew lag L? tblisbment on Pennsylvania avenu*. between 9th n< 10th streets, and under Wlilards' Ho ei m V-eo'lm ^ Ai HEATERS.?ANO I H EK SUPPLY of those Gas Heatrts so ccuvcnie t or the urserv, or for cookieg e meal for a s . ail lam ly. Also, GAS STOVES, for cooking and lakii g, omplete. G. FRANCIS, je *1 ? 4SM Seventh st.