tkji evlning sxas, fCBLMHED EVKH1 APrKIHNOO*. (EXCEPT SUNDAY,) a tk* Sf Uwiltongt, cs?*if ?r P?*??*:?s*<s c?nv< jiriii, B 7 W. D. WALLACH, Will be served to subscribers by arrlers at SIX AND A IJUARTER CENTS, payable weekly to the Agents; paper* served la ravages at J7% cents per raoatli. To mail subscribers the sab icrtptlon price is THREE DOLLARS AND FIF TY CENTS a year inaJreuict, TV. ODOLLARS for six month*, and ONE DOL AR for three months; for less than three mon? s at the rate of cents a week. yy SINGLE COPIES ONE CENT. PROTECTION AND INDEMNITY PROM LOSS BY FIRE! Sulmnh*! Capital an.1 Strrplns 91,33*4,181 13. FARMERS AND MECHANICS' IlfSUB A5CE CO , OF PHILADELPHIA. Q*-e Mtrfh'retf r+rner Pmn*ylennut avenue and 17th jreW, WosAtn ,t*n City, D. C. STVTEMBNT OP BU3INE3S PROM TriE 1ST flay ot A'l'U'l to the atst day of Det?mb-ir, 1-V3: Am 'int rrcnv.".! in maHne prr-.mium?...$69,94-2 31 IKi tir ; premi'im-* 39,9J8 <?2 Total premium* f.?r five months 106,151 13 Capita' 1,250,000 00 1,350,151 13 Inv*ste?? a* follow.*: r. .t.j' of Vil?jbe??y county, Pittsburg, I'll P.'iila lelphia City 6N $78,7i21 66 RailroaJ bs id*, coet 33,400 00 Loaa< oa fl-st mirtjjare of real e-?iate.. 5'J,9jo 00 Do stock*, c.^llaretal 30 384(H) Ca-h I ? bank and oa hand 11.091 2i ? \tpitai ?ab*er:b?d 1,047,700 0<) Premium notes, not matured 66 337 31 Dj* from ajent* (securel by b^nd^)... 16 8S3 61 Eipeuees anl commissions 11,661 33 1,356,151 12 T >?a' am >nat of loss*-* report* ! to 1st January, 1856: Fire $l,R6? Marine 3,000 0C 4,666 6C Dl RECTO its. Hon. Tu*?. B. Fl?rence, Charles Dingee, O'-nr/s II Arm^ron;, Thomas Man.lerfield, I'uariei A Rubicam, E I war,I R. Holmbold,* O-orj* H-'rab ?lrl, F. Ca'roll Brewster, kHi'E Neal', I.aae Leech. Jr. TrIOM Tl. FLORENCE, President. EOWXP.D R HELM BOLD, Secretary. LOCAL SURVEYORS. Cbariss Water, No. 397 D street Ino. M. Taornton, corner First street arid Vlrginit av?nue. Jam ?* William*, No. S2 Pour-ail a half street. MARINE SURVEYOR. Ca?t J. P. Levy, No. 474 Pennsylvania avenue. 6 GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT. John Tuoina on. The b.nines? of this Company will compare fa v>rab'y with th* m >*t auccj jfui of sim lar uiatilu t:on? in the Uuite.l S.ates Prom the 1st day ot Aufu-t, 18")5, in five months ?p t ? lt-t January, 19j6. tha p-etmurm rec? ivec am ranted to the larje sum m'or? hundred a rt eiahi tbo'iiai.l, one liuntresl a?..l fi'iy-one dollar*, witl only f irty aix hnnlred an J six y six il )lla s ioesei reported With the>; evidences of ijcc;]] anl (mj mat ?i?*m?nt, the directors f?H jujntieJ hi s?ilici.iiig t sha*e o; p jbli* pa-r > ia (S, b; tevm < that th- neon ntvoff--cti n am tie a i l maia l fair dain< will b< a Ij^Hted m ne according to equity han ie?al techni eaime-". With a v.ew of a if >rdmg am ?!; i.df-mniiy to th? public, tii*? cam7;auy tiava d"poi;t?d wah MfiSSR.4 DONCAV, SHERMAN, * CO., OI NEW TORS, THKIR BANKERS, Ca-?h aid pr?m<am ?'?tei to provide a'i a*cru>n^ TYint Fixn<l of One Hundrtd T\ou%ani Dollart, To bj held by tnem a-< a t.iitional security to pol;cj holders f ?r the payment of io..h^s, The comnanv Is prupar'-4 to :s ue p >Iici(M azunsi los< or damarc'by tiro on DWELLINGS, FURVI T0><<, MU.L1; M XNUFACT R!KS, WARE l40USK.?,,, a'l dsi-rip.ioux of BUILDI.VGS. a id th?;ir eoiKeut-', or all k>nd? of M?R''U AN'D'HE, iran*portfd by VKS8KLS, 8TKAMB'?ATS, CV NAL B ;ATS, itAIL lOA:>S, a:iJ th ? u?ua! con v?vancc* to or from a;iy portion ot' JvJR >Pi and AMKIICI, aid on the liulii of STEAM BOA le nav paling the wectern wa'-rs Tn ia: * of prem^m will b* a-?I'\va5 0thn coinpa iie->, and in fixing ibem evcy improv in n in c irisunjuon a i j a ia .gonuiit will b<e taken iat< con-iJ ration. All speeJily afju* ed and pr-imptiy yaid. Otfi?e rs^rrhwr^iit o rn?:r P^nri jylva lia av-nne anc Sev^nt'-entli street, Washington ciiy, D. C. f*?iirati'e may alio kt eff*ct:d at the Ham* Office Sorfueed corner IKalnut an,I Second Streets, p\ila dc'.pK a A!-o,a i.h?:Compa'iv'soffices: N'ewr Yori? A W. Th m,?sm, No 10 Wall stre? t. Bogto.i? Oliver Brtiw^t.ir, N ? 4 3 a n street Ba'tim <re? B. H Ricbarjson, V) 72 Ha um ?r?? t^troat. Niacin nati?Tavl.ir & Anihjuy Charlctrn?J. 11. lay lor, No. 1*21 ". Bay street. N?w Crl? a is?lla ma i?<>a-iR. %1 >:i;gom ry?Albert W liiam<. Mobil*;? A. C. Watjh- PiiLrbnrj?T J Hunter, No. 9: Wa or atr**:t Savanna i- A. Wi?bar, No 111 Ba] srre t. Aar'H'a? (Jtrar-Jey, Whyte 1 C >. Atl^ia Ma'ris A. Bell. Tr?*;it ?a?Narr t Cjck* \mi du I.a;?Robert A Ba'ter V?e<.-b ire?J. Putnam Buff a i ? A Parker. M?*m >iu-> W. E Milton IioUoit ?Taomai Palmar t Hun Mtltvaokia?A Welii igtoo Hart. We!I.-b jrg, Virg nia ?Da ifo'tt Brow , jr. E.-i ?, P?snn-ry.va iia?AHeu A Urai,? Wy?m ijj; P.nn?yvaiih R C Smi:h. Lou s villa?tl. H. Timbe Na hville- Jr.?eph Na?h Portia id?D Robtison, Jr. Cnka^o?K P. Ward San F aicisco - Wii.lam Bi/<s. S: Louis?Thoi K Courier.ay, g-ue ai a;ont tor the southern ai( w-siern S at-; A i J in othpnn'ijwl citios of ih< Umted S ates by aitborized otfijcrs of the cum pa^y- j? 14-lyI A6ENCY OF THE Alliance Insurance Co. of ihiiatitlphia, Capital 3300.000! Annual risport for the yeah ending Janaary 1, l^M. Au*u or th* Company. oMt>*UUa( ot Boads til Mori**** ?a ?a?otaraber?J r??l uUU |llu.C0* ? ?( uiii-r Cvriwrilwni, worth p?r 33.8^0 ? 0??h .>? U?ai >1,I6< 31 SHU r?t~i.?i/i?, ocslitln^ of If aria* note* aqii ? hart imo TS ?!>:? U'/UX f11,344 0? ?1,3M 71 $31S.?I0 04 W.wis r?c?lpu fjr pr? aluia* luri:i?- tb? y??r ' $112,112 ?i P?i I for lo<ii<M ?aJ ?xp#u?e? iorlbf tne yoar 71,133 SI P M. M??RIARTY, President J. MORRIS thompson, Secretary. THE GREAT WESTER!* FIEE IlfSUJi AXCE CO OF PHILADELPHIA. Cnpiml S50>',00i) Ckmrttr Ptrpttual. . DtaRCTORS.7 Charles C. I.athrop, 514 Spruce streat. Alexander Whllden, mercnant, 14 North Front street. John C. Hnater, Arm of Wright, Hunter & Co. ?. Trace*/, flrin of Tracey k. tiaser. John K. McCurdy, flnu of Jones. White &. McCurdy Isaac dszlyhurat, attorney and couasellor Jam'-sfl Smith, firm of J as U Smith ? Co. Tneo W Uak??r, firm of Tracy & ttafcer. R. S Wtlton, 3^m Market street 'i'nomas h l.lw.^rlck, i ;4 Sprnca strewt. John J Uaker, Goldsmith's Hall CHAKLKSC LATHKuP, I'r?-eldont. THOMAS H. LIMERICK, Secretary. Risks changed from other companies to this, no charge for po Icy f?e Euqalre at the oltice ol J K Kendall, over R. Morrow's Exrhange Ofllce ttrst door Wttat of W. B Todd's Hat Store, on Penasylriitia avsnae. m -27 3m DAVID 11YKRLE, Agent. ANTHONY BURLY, undertaker, Shop anl Kondeaea No 303 Pena'a aveaae, ?oath livid, b.'.ween 9th aad 10th its Having provided himself with as ELEGANT HEARSE, aad all uecessary conveniences fori properly coadaetmij hi- busWirss, would respeetfally .nform the public that he la f illy pr-parwd to ill all orders entrusted to him, at tne short**: notice, 2nd In the baat manner A large sapplv of READ Y-MADK COFFINS of all sues, always on hand, which win be fur nished on the most reason ible terms As heretofore, no pal as will be spared to give entire satisfaction on all occasions. N U ?Resld nv on the premises, orders will be promptly attended to at all hoars. feb 7-iy J. CONNELLY, I'ldsrttlisr, yo 423 s?r<?r* strut. ?s*st neU, bit. G and H, WOULD respectfully INFORM the citizens of Washington and the adjoining counties that he 1st prepared to at'-nd to all orders at the ihortest notice and on the nv>s: liberal terms, He will spare no pains to give entire satisfaction on ail occasions. He guarantees to preserve the ileud in tne warmest weather for any leagth ol time. A large supply of ready made COFFINS of all siz?& aad qualities, always on hand. Shroud*. Carriages, Horses, and every other article furnished or the best quality. A share of the public patronage Is respectfully solicited. icar'4-tf AKCLAY'S NEW DICTIONARY, con ? taLnlng an epitome of History. Hlojnaphy, and the useful Sciences ferguson. )e Ju- next to Lamiuond, 4b6 7th at. H VOL. VIII. WASHINGTON, D. C., TUESDAY. JULY 22. 1856. OFFICIAL. Tri&sury Department, May 28,I860. Notice Is hereby given to the holders of the stock Issued pursuant to the act of Congress of 22d July, 181#, that such stock is redeemable by Its terms, and will be paid at the Treasury on the surrender of the certificates thereof, on the 12tL of November neat, when Interest thereon wiU cease. This department will continue to purchase such stock prior to 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 and the 31st day of July, In elusive, one-hslf 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 cent; And on such stock received after the3lst day of August, 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 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 Interest mu t also be as signed by the present stockholder, otherwise such Interest wHl be payable as heretofore. And notice is further 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 of December neit, unless the sum of SI,500,000 shall be previously ob'aiued, 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 prenium: On stock of the loan of 1342, a premium of 10 per cent.; On st;ck of the loans of 1947 and 1948 a premium of 16 per cent.; And on stock Issued under the act of 9th Sep tember, 1350, commonly called Texan Indemnity stock, a premium of fl per cent. Certificates transmitted under this notice should be duly assigned to the United States by the par ty entitled to receive the meney; 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. Payment for all the foregoing stocks will be made by drafts oa the assistant treasurers at Bos ton, New York, or Philadelphia, as the parties entitled to receive the money may direct. JAMES GUTHRIE, m28-dtl2Nov Secretary of the Treasury. IIATS! HATS! JUST RECEIVED A FULL SUPPLY OF hue drab Beaver ventila- ? ?t?-sv ted HATS, which 1 offer V-T'-H. at S3 50 ; they are the best Hats fcr the price In the United States The best lEfr u Mac* dress Hats got up In the latest style for S3 50. as good as those usually sold at %S ; and a good fashion able Hat at S3, worth SI; and a first-rate Hat, *2 50. The be*t materials and tee best workmanship is employed to produce a S5 Hat, which is sold for S3 50. We do a c?sh business, meet with no los ses, but give each customer full value for his money. Felt and Straw Hats unusmllv low N B Agent for Drlscoll's Rains of a Thousand Flowers Price 35 cents per bottle - i * ANTHONY, 7th street, near Pa. ayenue, Ag?nt 3 I for a New \ ork Hat Company. m 24-tf NEWTON'S HOTEL. ALEXANDRIA. VA. rT^HE PROPRIETOR BEGS LEAVE TO IN ?- form his fri-n<ts and the public tint this house hasjust be-n thoroughly renova ted and greatly improved ; ana is now un- Jt'i'B surpassed by a y similar establlihment in the country either for elegance orsnbstantialcomfort The Bedding and Furniture, generally, are new throughout, and of the ben kind Baths, also, have been added and wl 1 be In readlu?*>s To tisese grestly improved means of administering to the comfort and accommodation of his guest he will a ways add his o#n unremltt'ng exertions, and those of the best Assistants and Servants that can be had His House offers inducements not found else where to travellers visiting the Virginia Spring ; as you c n enjoy a comfortable night's reat with out the uncomfortably early start required either from Washington or Baltimore Travelle scorn lag to this house are cautioned agains: contracting with any one connected with ' Whaley's Omni bus Line," either at the Depotln Washington, or Baltl iior-, or on brard the Steambots, as they are in no way ronneeted with Newton's Hotel My own Omnibuses and those of " Hugh Latham" will always be in readiness at the landtags with attentive i>ort?rs aad careful drivers, to convey paseanger*and baggage to the Hotel. Jy l?-eolm ALBERT Q. NEWTON. JONAS P. LEVT, 1MPOBTIK AHD filiLll IM LIQU0K8, CIGARS, ASD FI3H GROCERIES, ^snoralCctuzniMion t, Forwarding Merchant INSURANCE AND BILL BROKER, No. 474 Pa. av., two doors below U. 8. Hotel, Washington City, D. C. ee a-ly SUMMER ANO MAI ZE UNDKR UAK meats fer ceatlewea.?Welnvlte attention of Gentlemen In want of Sislk, Llsie Thread, Merino, or Cotton Under Garments, for the pres ent sets on, to our superior *tock. We are deter mined to sell them from this day forth at reduced ?rices, as we with to prepare for the fall trade, live u-i a call and ouycheap GEO H B. WHITE C'i.,Gent's Furnishing Store, ifcfci I'a. av , bet. P.h and 10th sts. jy J'i C11ANUE of hourT ON AND AFTER MONDAY, THE 3-Kh of June, the Steamer GEORGE PAGE will run at the following hours: Leave Alexandria at 4*, 8, 10, 1?, 2*, 4*, and 6if o'clock. Leave Washington 6, 9. II, 1* 3tf, 5K, and 7 o'clock. Je29-tf ELLIS L PRICE, Captain. iniE STEAMER GEOKUE WAMil tu. A TON wlildepart at the follow- ? *?!( "?"?* tng hours: tftttoaSiflSk Leave Alexandria 7Jf, ?, 11, ltf, 3K. 5U Leave Washington...8, 10, 12, 2K, 4?, 6X Je*S-d JOB CORSON7Captain. CAPON SPRINGS. Route ?orange and Alexandria Railroad at 7 a m , to the ?? - Manassas Junction ; Manassas Gap Rall/oad to Strasburg ; J TT. Kcimv ? tine of Stages to Capon Springs, arriving at the Springs by ? o'clock In the aftern on. jy 2-lm MANASSESGAP RAILROAD. FOR MOUNT VERNON. ON TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS.?FARE, ROUND TRIP, 81; FROM _ ALLXANDRIA75 CENTS ? The steamer THOMAS COLLYER leaves v\ ashing ton at V and Alexandria at o'clock. Loaches have the Capitol for the boat at 8# o'clock Coach fare 10 cents. . Persons wishing the coaches will leave their residence with George A Thomas Parker Refreshments on the boat MAM'L GEDNEY, Captain. Hands on yolk pocket-books. THE WHITE HATS A K E ABOUT. - We have a very fine assortment of Fa-hlon u able White Beaver and Felt Hats, of all uuillties and prie s, to which w? respect folly Invite the attention of all in want. We of ter them at reduced prices. Call at GEO H II WHITE A CO.*S Fashionable Hat, Cap, ai.d Geat's Furnrshlng Establishment, 332 Penns\l vanla avenue, between 9;h and lOtfe ?ts jy 1$ MB RELLAS ?OFFERING THEM AT great barjlflns at (jy ELLIS'S. U D BAJOU'S KID AND OTHER GLOVES* J NO H.eMOOT.No. 119 BRIDGESTREET, Georgetown, has received, from New-. York, ladles B&Jou's KID GLOVES,/.! white, black and colored; gents, do do ;!ll ladles and gents Jafl' ta Silk and Lisle Jl Thread Gloves. Also, a first rate assortment of bleached and brown Cotton Hose, all qualities; bleacbei; brown and fancy Half Hose; misses and boys' Hose and Half Hose. Particular attention being paid to keeping a good assortment of the very best makes of the above goods, purchar^rs may depend upon get ting a good article as cheap as the ume quality can benought ekewhere. m 1-tr JOHN H. 8MOOT. REMOVAL. DR. MUNSON HAS TAKEN AND FITTED up tbe house formerly occupied by Maj >r Robert Key worth, No. 338/ Pennsylvania nvenue, and Is now ? ready to fulfil his old engagements and make new ones Dr M is still making those beautiful continuous Gum Teeth, called Allen s Patent, for the excel'ency of which over all other styles of teeih, many now wearing them in this city, will cheerfully vouch There is one Dentist in this ilty who has been infringing the patent, and made a bad Imitation of it, agiHnst whom i here by caution the public N. B Whenever a Dentist speaks against Allen's Patent Continuous Gurn Teeth, when properly constructed, it is b?cause he is igsorant of the proctss, Incom etent to make the work, or is unwilling to pay Tor the patent. Dr M. 1s now extracting teeth without pain by a new and perfectly safe process References as in former advertisement. Jelfi-tf DENTAL SURGERY. R. WILLIAM A FRANKLIN HAVING taken rooms at No. 448 Pennsyl- 4 vania avenne, will be happv to serve/ all who may btaud in ne?d of ihe ser _ . . . ? vices of a Dentist. His prices will be moderate, and all work warranted. je5-eotf GREAT REDUCTION IN THE PRICE OF BOJiTS AND GAITERS I HAVE ON COMMISSION, FOR A PHIL ? adelphia manu facturer, a fi st rate Sewed or Pegged Calf-Skin BOOT at ?3 6'2. full as good as those usually sold at 95 or 80: a d a French Calf Patent f^eatherGAlTER at S3 SO, as pood ks any at ?5; afir?trateCalf tf aiterat &'2 50, the-ie ire the best goods that is (or ever were) 'old In the District for the price; for the proof, come and see for yourself. Trrms positive y cash. No extra p ofl: chirged to oiset bid debts. Call at th* NEW YORK H4.T STORE, Seventa street aear I'ennsy.varria avenue. m'24 tf ANTHONY, Affent^ CHAUNCY WARRINER, WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER. AND ItlALKR IN Pine Watches, Jewelry, am! Silver Warj. Gold seals, fob and vest chains, FIN E J E\VE LR Y, S1 L VKK SPOONS, FORKS GOBLETS, CUPS, Ac , for saie at New Y> rk prices. * RE PAIK1N<t ?The Chronometer, Duplex, Lever, Cylinder. Repeating, Musical, and other WATCHES repalrd. Also, JEWELRY. Ac. No. 370 Pennsylvania Avknuh, bttw'n Sixth and Seventh streets. Browns' Hotjl bui ding, sign of the GOLDEN WATCHES, ap 'i^tf W ashiii^ton. ^O.nVIODORK PERRY'S EXPEDITION. Narrative 01 the Expedition of an American Squadron to the Cbini Seas ard Japm, under the command of Commodor0 Perry, comp'ied from the original note* and journals by Francis L. Hawks, D. D. LL D , profusely Illustrated; price $5. A New Char ter in the Farly Life of Wash'rg ton. In connexion with the Narra.lve History of the Potomac Company, by John Plckell. Just published and for sale at TAYLOR A MAUKS'3 jy 11- Bookstore, near 91h street. Beautiful engravings selling off at a sacrifice, at ELLIS'!", jy 8-tr 306, between 9th and 10th streets._ SLEEVE BUTTON * AND STi Di. WE OPEN TO-DAY A LARGE ASSORT ment of pHln gold and fancy Sleeve Bat tons and Studs, to wnlch we Invite at ten'ion. M W GALT A BRO.. Je 27 32-1 Pe.ia. av., bet 9:h and loth streets. C GAUZE >1 EH I NO ANO SILK UNDER* SHIRTS AND DRiWEKS. ANOTHER AND VERY LARGE SUPPLY of Gentlemen's Underdrew fhls day opened, of every variety of sire and quality, such as? Gauze Silk SHIRTS* and DRAWERS Do Merino Do Do Do Cotton Do Do Do Thread Do Do Do Shaker Do Do Also, a full supply of Linen and Jean DRAW ERS*, of gold quality and styles. Itwilll?e recollected that we buy exclusively foi cash, aud that we offer the bc^t goods at the lowest and uniform prices, at STEVKNS'S m 10?tf Salesroom, Brown^' Ho til. Mohair, madras, and summer >TOCKS AND TIES ?All li want of these articles will please give us a call, and examine our assortment Prices low for cash. GEO H B WHITE ft CO., Gent's Furnishing Store, 33v?, Pa ave , bet 9th and 10th streets. jy 12 CABAS, WORK CASES, HETTICULES, PORTFOLIOS, Ac. Hutchinson a munro have receivfd direct from the manufactures a fine assortment of the above, embracing many newand desirable styles, and which tliey are enabled to sell at greatly red .iced prices Also, constantly on hand a large a^sortmpnt of Porte Monies, Card Cases Portfolios, Writing Case*, Ac HUTCHINSON A MONRO, july5 310 Pa av., bet 9th and 10th streets. FOR SALE.-A PORTABLE STEAM EN GINE, three horse power. locomotive boilr-r. It has be^n In use at this otllre, and is offered for sale becaufo It is replaced with an engine of much greater power. It will be found extremely ser vlceable, and will be sold low for cash, je '24-tf Notice.?all persons having bins against the ollice of the Sixt 1 Auditor of the Treasury for the Poat OtHce Department, for sta tionery, blank books, binding, or oUier contin gent expenses, are hereby notified and requested promptly to piesent the same for payment, in du plicate, p operly receipted, four days before tbe end of every month. In order that they may be incuided iu the disbursing agent's account for the month in which they may be returned; o;her wise, payments may be delated uutll the end of the next succeeding montu D. D LINDSAY, Jy ll-d'2w Disbursing Clerk. Spectacles, eye glasses, tc. Gold, Sliver, line Steel, and Plated Specta cles. Gold, Steel, Shell, and Buffalo Eye Glasses, of all focuses Also, Magnifiers of every description, suitable for engravers, physicians, draughtsmen. Ac. Particular attention paid to the selection of Giassts suited to the eyes of .wearers. New Glasses pui into old frame*. M. VV . GALT A BKO , Jewelers, Jy 12-tf 3*21 l'a ay., bet. 0th and 10th sts. EN AND POCKET KNIVES, SCISSOR?, _ Razors, gtrops, Shaving Soap and Cream, selling off to discontinue the business, at J OHM F ELLIS'S, Jy 8-tr 300 Pa avenue, bet. 9th and loth sts. FANS?SELLING OFF AT a GREAT sa crifice, at Je20-tf JOHN F ELLIS'S. fFASHIONABLE LIFE, BY M A U Y H. Eastman The Kingdom which shall not be destroyed, by
Rev J Oswald 1 ' Hand-Book of American Literature, Historical, Biographical and Critical The War Path, by J B. Jur.es The Nortn American RevUwfor July DeBow's Review for July John Halifax, Gentleman. Jy8 FRANCK TAYLOR. (CORPORATION STOCK.?Corpo J ration of Washington Stock for sale at feb'25?tf CHUBB BMOTHERS P Houses, &c.,for Rent and Sale For bent?the desirable store, No. 558 Seventh strcwt, opposite Centre Mar ket, fitted up with shelving.counter, gnu fixtures, awning, ftc. Possession riven Immediately Apply to robt. C BROOKE. jy8-tf FOR rent?THE TWO NEW three story Brick Ileuses on 7th street, opposite Centre Market Persons wishing to open a Res taur* nt cannot find in the city a more eligible lo cation. R. H LASKEY, jy 7-2w No. 36 Louslana avenue. For sale.?a tract of land, con tainlng about 45 acres, on the Heights of Georgetown, being a part of the Valley Vl^w Farm, the resid^nre or the late John H King, decease* This is one of the most desirable sites in the District for a fine private residence; about ?20 acres of this tract is a beautiful grove of tim ber, the balance cleared and In a high state of cul tivation The summit of this tract Is from 350 ?o 100 feet, above tide water, and has a fine view of Washington, Georgetown, and the adjacent val ley of the Potomac. It' will be soid entire or in lots Also, a large Frame Dwelling-hoce and Lot on the corner of Fifth and H streets west, Wash ington city. Applv at Valley View Farm, or to Dr. H. King, No. t-0 Vrospect street, Georgetown, D. C je 18-tf [Intel]' E.J.KING. For rent ?a three story brick Dwelling, with eitenslve Back Building, a large lot of ground attached. with a pump of good wa!?r In the yard, sitfiafed on K street, nearly op postt* the Brewery. To a good tenant the rent will be made moderate App:y to COM S. C\*8IN,or at GODBV ft CO'8 ., Litre Kiln, CeaU street, between Congrem and Washington streets, Georgetown. m*2-eotf VALUABLE BUILDING LOTS FOR SALE. I have for sale a large number of Buldirg Lots In different parts of th?* city, very favorably locuU'd either for residence* or business. Ap plv to WILLIAM H. PHILIP. Attorney at Law, No. 40, Louisitaia avenue, near 6th street. tri5 eo FOR RENT ?POUR NEW SMALL BRICK Hoases just finished, Immediately northwest of th*> Capitol, between B street and the Kailroad Depot. Applvat the Capitol exieuslonto FRAN CISJ. BROOKS m 15-eotf EM)R RENT, WITH OR WITHOUT STEAM POWER.?The large, airy, convenient, and well lin'shed Hall next door to the Star Build ings It is 50 by 80 feet in the clear, with high ceiling, and is capitally lighted Also, the sto-e Immediate y under the west half of said hall, 25 bv 80 feet, fronting directly on Pennsylvania avenue, in the heart of the business portion there of, (no other such desirable biulne?s stands are now being offered to the public ) They will be rented separately or together. For terms apply to GEORGE HILL, Paperrmker, Hridge street, a few doors went of the omnibus stand, George town, or at the Star Office counter. N. B.?If renter* desire to carry on ^ny business requiring steam power, they can be accommo dated with shafting attacted'tothenewand pow erful engine of the Star Newspaper and Jfb Printing Office, manufactured by the Messrs. Ellis, and arranged so as to furnish ample power, If required, to renters of the premises advertised above. Je "20-tf ID" The lease on the above property will be I sold. TO ALL TH. 1T VA LUE THEIR SIGHT WISH I- S TO CALL THE ATTENTION to all th:it suffer with defective sight, caused bv age, sio*.nes?, and particularly from glasses injudiciously selected, to his superior SPECTACLES and G LASSES carefully grem d bv himself to a t>ue sp- erica' accuracy, and bril liant trans;a-enrv, st'ite* precisely and benefi cially to the weaker ec-ordlng to the concavity or convexity cf ihe eye Very i.u:nerous a e the ill effects caused to the precious organ of sight from the co in ounce meat of using j>!as-es ja ,j0t being precisely suited, by the u^e of an O: tometer ; ana the pa^tice cf many years enab'e* him to ir eas urc the focal disease of the eve*, and such glass es that a'e absolately required will be furnished with precision and satisfaction JOHN TOBI AS acnow ledges the '?ery libe ral encouragement already obtained. acd further solicits the patronage of those tuat Lave not yet availed Lciuselvts of hi-, aid Persons that <~ar.:iot conveniently call, Ly send ing the gla???s in '!*e. and stite bow many ir.-ch e? toev can read this print with their spectacles, can be suppled v. ih suet as will inr>.p:ove their sight -? Innumerable testimonials to bi seen; and ref erences given to many who have derived the greatest case and comfort ftom his glasses. Circulars to be had gratis, at his office, No Alii SEVENTH STREr-T, thrte doors jxom Odd Felloie*1 Hall, CP stairs. Nokfolk, September 7, HC4. Sir?The Spectacles you made for m* suit very well, and seem to have Improved my fight more than any other 1 have lately tried. LITT. W. TAZEWELL. I have tried a pair of Spectacles ob'alued from Mr. Tobias and find them of great assistance to my sl^ht, and corresponding with hisdescrii tlon of the focus. I recommend him as a sklilf-.il op tician. HENRY A WISE. Having been induced by a friend to vlsitthe es tablishment of Mr Tobias for the purpose of try ing his glasses, I was furnished uv him with a pair slight'y colored blue, which have afforded me inoie relief and gratification than any I have | ever tried. My sight, originally very good, was I injured bir writing and reading at night, fre quently to a very late hour; but with the aid of tne?e glasses I can study atmost as late as ? ver, ard that too without the pain i have previously suffered. JOHN WILSON. Late Commissioner Gen'l Land Office. December 11, lfc65. T have used Mr. Tobias's Spectacles for three or four months, and take great pleasure in say ing that 1 am much pleased wltn them. I have been much benefitted by them May ith, 1>56. GEOR. P. SCARBURGH. I was recommended to Mr John Tobias as a ski lful optician ; acd as 1 have eyes of remark able peculiarity, 1 was gratified to find that Mr. Tobias seemed to comprehend them by in spec - tlon and seme slight measurement, and Le hat imdemeapalr of Spectacles thit suits mc ad mirably. July 11, 1356. A.P.BUTLER. Wilmington, N. C., Jan. '27, 1851 Mr. J Tubias : Dear Sir?1 am happy to say that the Spectacles which 1 obtained from you last week are entirely sutlsfa- tory. From an Inequal ity In the visual range of my eyes, 1 have hereto found great difficulty In getting glasses of the proper focal distance It affords me pleasure to state that, by the aid of your optometer, thin dlffi , culty has been happily obviated so that the glasses you furnished me aie dec dedly the best adapted 1 to my eyf-s of any 1 have ever yet used. Very respectfully, yours, R. B DRANE, Rector of St James'Parish Department or Interior, May7, 1055 From natural defects and the untqual range of my ejes, 1 have bten compelled to use glassesfor several \ears. 1 l?ve tried different opticians without obtaining glasses perfe tly fitted to iny eyes. F our months since Mr. Tobias made two pqlrs especially for me, which I have found to serve me perfectly. By the use of his optometer he Is enab ed to adapt Glasses minutely to the eye. I inostcheerfu.lv recommend Mr Tobias to ai. htving occasion ta use glasses and bear my testi mony as to his skill as an optician. HENRY t.. BALDWIN, Assist. Sec'y to sign Land Warrants. P. 8 ? OPERA GLASSES cf great variety, TELESCOPES ft. MICROSCOPES, WATCH MAKER GLASSES, and many other articles in this . lrie at very low prices constantly on baud. JV 18-ly NEW PIANO S. ? WE HAVE NOWIN Store the largest and most rellable*rf^p3|* j assortment of PIaNOS ever offered ln|f # f 11 this city, consisting of every style and finish ai d ranging In price from f 150 to fsOO. Old Piano* taken in part payment for new. Pianos for rent by evening, month, quarter, r year. Also, Melodeons, Guitars. Vloiln6, Vlollncei ios, Flutes, Accordeons, Strings, ftc. Ours is tire largest Mailc and Musical Instru ment Establishment in the District, No 30A Pa. avenue, between IKh and 10th atreeU, near Wash ington City Bavlngs^ank. Jy?8 JOHN F ELLIS. eVENING star. A BIDE IN HEB MAJESTY'S MAIL-GIG To travel by a four horse mail coach from the west of England to London, and in due time back again from London to the weft of England, were events to which, in my youth ful days, I looked forward with the m<>&t plea surable anxiety To be seated at the top uf such a carriage, with the royal arms painted on either panel, with a guard behind and a driver before clothed in the regal livery?to boLold four spanking, spirited horses dashing forward through mud, mire, or dust, and at every stoppago meeting with the most ready assistance for the promotion of our onward journey, was to feel one s self an exalted and superior being Those days, alas! are forever gone: four horse mail coaches have passed away to that bourn from which no four-hort-e mail coaches return. But if four-horse mail coaches have succumbed to the iron locomotive, they may, in some respects, be said to live again in their numerous progeny?the mail gigs Mail gigs yet flourish, and long may they do so, carry ing joy and gladness to every little village and hamlet in the kingdom, treading paths and winding roads that no four-horse mail coach would ever condescend to traverse, or railway train vouchsafe to visit llurrah, then, for the mail gig ! the dashing, splash ing. noiiy. sometimes craay, mail-gig ; with it? guard and driver?both in one?perched so jauntily up in his little scat, and its Kosinante and Pegasus?slso both in one?dashing like mad over its ten miles an hour including stoppages Give me the mail gig for a twen ty-live miles of night journey through a quiet country, with a road ontirely to one's self, and only here and there a village to call to one's recollection the fact that we still journey through the scenes of human life ! Give me the mail-gig, with a snug nine in hes of scat beside the driver, who not only knows every irch of the road, but is redolent of the inci dent* of mail-gig journeyism and of in;*il gigiana, and I desire no greater treat in life! But softly ! I think I see Her Majesty s postmaster general pricking up his official t ars, and grumbling forth "ila ! ha ' ll >w .= this f. Traveling by the mtil-gig! I 11 cancel the driver s contract, and fine him into the bargain " Good reader, keep it qui^t: (here is a thcry promulgated at headquarters that mail gigs carry no passengers, aud that any contractor who, in addition to carrying the mails, should carry males or females of an other sort, will surely have the bags taken from him, and have the sack insteal. I say this is a throw merely, because in practice? but no matter, judge for yourself Onco upon a time business found me late in the cvening-*-a dark November evening?in the little city of Springs, down in the west. Now, the city of Springs, as many may know, is situated fme twenty four miles from the city of Pumps Upon the peace and quietness of the former, no promising railway had as yet ventured to intrude , and if, therefore, upon any sudden emergency there should exist a necessity for getting from thence to the afore said city of Pumps post-horses and a post chaise are still the legitimate means of tran sit. Thm then, I repeat once upon a time being 80 1? cated, news arrived which induced me to thinK it desirable that early next day I should present myself in London. By get ting to the city of Pumps. 1 could easny run by the rail; but to get there wiihout the assist ance of post, I should have incurred an ex pense of some four pounds. Wnilst pondering the matter in my mini, a friendly suggestion was made to me by the boots, fhat as he had a br ther-in-law wao drove the mail-gig be tween these two places, who w^uli be saortly t starting, 1 could, for a small consideration, j get a lilt, and so get to Pumps in time for the t night mail to London. The idea being ex- I actly in accordance with my own feelings. 1 agreed to be taken up outside the town in half an hour. At the time appointed I found myself on the tnrnpike road patiently waiting to be overtaken by uay royal conveyance. I had not to wait long, for exactly as the cathedral clock struck nine, I heard the blast of the driver s horn as he drove through the arch way of the cathedral green " Good night, sir. J ump up alongside here. Good time, hut none to spare. L>ark night, but it won t rain " Before he had concluded these few sen- 1 tences, 1 was at his side. Now, eighteen . inches of soat, divided by two, giva just nine ; inches to each ; but I have no hesitation in i saying that whether it arose from a feeling of j politeness or not, I certainly was indulged , with at least twelve of the aforesaid eighteen ! iu;he9, nor wouid any persuasion of mine in- j duee my companion to take his pr .per share : ! ai.d how bs contrived to sit and drive, has ; always been to me a perfect mystery Now traveling over the road from the city ; of Springs to tho city of Pumps was not quite ? like a perpetual going up one sile cf a hou?e . aud down the other, but it put one very much in mind of it. the way consisting of ::bout twenty mites of almost pertendicn.ar hiil, re lieved by some five miles of rather easier gra dients. But what were hills to our Pegasus! Absolutely nothing. On we went, indiflerent alike to up? and downs; the journey must be done in the time allotted ; and if walking and trotting would not do it, why, cantering must. | " Why, this is a tremendous pace !" quoth I, after a peifect flight of a mile or so dowu a road which a novice might fairly have im agined was the high road to a nameless place. " Rather fast," he returned ; " but if I am ; to get over twenty five miles in two hours and i a half, and take the stoppages out cf it, why, there it is ! Half-past eleven to the minute is ' my time at Pumps; and, wet or dry, frott or j snow, it must be done. ' " What !" I cvclaimcd, " that pace at all ! seasons V '?Just so," he replied ' That's the con-J tra:t; and you may as woll sing psalms to a dc.id horse "as t<> try to aitcr it The office will have it, and contractors vill be found to do it." " But accidents.'* said I, " how about acci dents ' They must be constantly occurring " "And so they are,"' he continued, u hordes killed, drivers maimed, and gigs smashed May I trouble you. sir. just to get out and walk to the other aide o| the village This ic the Wooden Mallet, i have to step at the office for a few minutes, aud if you t:.ko that patk you will get to the other side cf the vil i lage by a short-cut, an 1 I will pick you uj by the time you got there." With this he drew up, and 1 alighted ; and following his directions, soon found n>>eii -n the further side of Woolen Mallet, iu a uiouuj speculation as to whether or not my night's experience of the mail-gig was to be signal ized by any of the unpleasant incidents U> which my companion had lately rtfeircd. A few minutes and I was again seated as be fore 44 A light mail to-uight, Mr?always so of a Monday Sometimes very heavy?often a tou weight " " What!" 1 observed,' a tou weight of let ters from Springs ' ??Not from Springs alone," said he, but from thirty milts round. Heavy bankers' books, lawyers' deeds, besides heaps cf news papers See the gig with the down mail of a Saturday night?half the sito of a haystack? bags strapped all around !" " Indeed !'* I cxclaimed ; "and with only yourself?and you occupied in driving?to pro tact it all!" " Nothiug more," said he, "except this brace of pistols. But Lord bless you, sir ! nobody now a-days thinks of attacking tL* mail?certain to be detected. There's plenty of letter stealing, to bo sure, in its way ; but thin its of mother sort No one can calcu late the sight of money I sometimes bru 3 down. Nine months ago, when there wa? th it run upon the banks, X brought down, ia one THE WEEKLY 8T4H Thla exoelleat Family ud Newt Jo anal?con talnlng a greater variety of Interesting reading than can be found in any other?1? published on Setiir day morning Tilda Single copy, par ana 1 25 * TO tLVH. Fire copies on Ten copies ?? ?o Twenty copies 15 t*? H7" Ca?h, isvabiaslt in ADTanca. singleconifs (in wrappers)can be procursd at the counter. fmm*dlatel\ aft**r the tssne of tbe paper Prloe?Taaaa Cmti Postma?trb? whea<?ta*af>ema will beallowrd a commission of twenty per cent. journey, fifty thousand in bank of fcnglan I notes; and all along the road it wan i retty well known that I was bringing the needful to stop the ran. Why, if I had the national debt in toe bags, it wsuld be juat as safe as at present, and there's precious little chance of that ever being lost Heartily concurring in my friend's last re mark. I resigned myself to my own silent<v?n tcmplations until we reached tbe inn where we changed our horse A moment s friendly chat with the landlady oyer, and a glass of ale despatched, we'resumed our journey. *' You were speaking of accidents I re marked, when we had prooeeded at a flying pace down a mile of almost perpendicular hill ?"ha? it been y>ur fate to meet with any " A few." he replied "Broke my leg and three ribs turning that corner yonder came against a coal-cart in the middle of the roa<i, killed the horse on the apot. was laid up f?r ?ix months Three montna back, ran OTer a donkey asleep, broke my collar bone, and put out my right shoulder. Have been spilt teu times in four years, but uot often very much hurt; for, a? I always expect a spill, I pre pare for it accordingly. Impossible to go tbe pace over such a road and not be often spilt "But," I observed, feeling somewhat uu easy at these reminiscence, "do you not fear a fatal termination fiom one of these acci dent*.'' [cosclcsio* to-mobrow. J ABOUT THOSE B30TS *' Who <lare* th'w boots displace, M mt meet Bomb&stes face to fhee Recalling an oil langb the other day, and trying to think what caused it. we bethougat ourselves of an adve-.ture that poor B (dead now) w.is very fond of relating in years part It occurred on board the Lexington on one ' f her passages from New York to Providence The hero wai a Vermont lad of twenty-five, fhnrp enough in a horse trade, but very ver dant in everything else, who had just sold a string of nags in New York, and was now working his way rtund home via Provideno* and Boston. He "turned in" pretty early, and 44 turned out" again about sunrise tin next morning with the idea of goit.gup stairs, as he called it. Soon afterwards the paraen gers were astonished by a hideous outcry from 4* \ armuunt " ?? What's the matter?" said a quiizica1 looking gentleman in green glasses. 44 Matter'?matter enough. I reckon." said tha Yankee. 4t Here's some outrageous indi vidual has gone und stole my bran new cow? bide butes cost me twenty-two York shilling; and left me those ere flippers, made outer ya 11 cr d>g skin, and not worth a darn !" 44 Hush !' said the man with green glass**: don't speak so loud. It is a very common ocourrence on this boat. Sime of the niggers must have done it. Did you never notice the steamboat liiggeis go well shod?" 14 Wall I have, old boss !?and that accounts for it, hey ? Speak '?sing out! It doea ac count for it, hey 44 Hush ' yes?it doea. 44 Wall, I'll holler for the cap'n' and get tbe boat stopped till I find my bates?cost me twenty two York shillings?1 will, by gravy.' " No. no; don t make a row. If yoa do, the thief 'ill throw 'em overboard. No, no , yoa watch the niggers, and when you find the delinquents take him *o the captain's office and make him settle " '? I'll settle hiui ' I ain t a goin' to throw away a pair of twenty two shillin' butes. no how." It afforded much amusement to the man in green glasses and his cronies to see the Yan kee shuffling and scuffling about, the cabin in his yellow slippers, doggicg every darkey and examining hi* feet. After a weary search, he came to his torui<*ntor of the green glass*-* and 8iid 441 <11 going up stair? to |>irate around there and see if I can trail 'em ' So up he went, and tbe cabin passenger could hear his heavy tread, aud tbe scuff, acufi of hi? slippers all over the deck By -and-by he came down again. Just then a shiny At rioan. with a pair of polished boots in hi* hand, went towards N3, the Yankee's birth Juct as he was dragging aside the curtain tu peep in, Yarmount iit on him like a fierce ti ger cat. seising him by the scuff of the ne and yelling? 44 I've cutched v?u, you double distillel e* sence of Day ?nd Martin, biled dowu to the Ppirit of darkness, and mixed up with the hy persulphate of rascality! After my wallet, was Vou i Come along with me 44 Lew mo go!" said the indignant larkty smuggling to get free from the iron grasp ?< his antagonist. " Not as yoa know? on, you rembuncti >us wool grower," said the indignant Yankee 41 I've har:dled severer cults than y >u be And be dragged the terrified black up the cabin stairs, followed at a safe distance by the gentleman in green glasses and his com panions. Br'.i.ging the culprit before the Captain. L told his story, and agreed to abide by hi? de cision Ol' couise an explanation followed with a verdict for the defendant, and the plaintiff sentenced to pay the irjured Africaa ninepence. 4 Sold by wai le," eaid Varuiuunt. "Here, nigger, here's a quarter, and give me the boots ; but if I cstch that chap in the green goggles, pickle me if I don't heave him iui?> the Sound." It is needles# to say that while the boot were only haif way on. the gentleman iu greet, glasses disappeared, and was the first man t< make himself scarce when the boat tou.'be i the whnrf at Providence. A Yabkeb 1?a*>b ?An old official Dutchman in the valley of the Mohawk, one day stop;w i a Yankee peuler j urneying si >wly thi air the valley on the Sabbath, and informed hio. ho muit " pat up ' for the day ; ?.r " it it v*. noshessary dat he should travel, he mast f\* de fino for de pass." It was necessary, it seems for he told the Yankee to write tbt pass, and he woalJ sign it?44 that he could do, though he didn't mu'-h write nor read writin'." The pa*>s was written and signed with th? Dutchman's hieroglyphics, and the p?.d!r. went forth 44 into the bowels of the Und, with out impediment " Some frix months afterwards, a brother Dutchman, who kept a store further dow i t ? >> Mohawk, in eetding with tho pious cftr.a! brought in. among other accounts, an ordei f,.r tvi-emy-iive dollars' worth of coods ; How ish dat ?" said the Sunday oflS;er 141 never give no order?let me see him. ' Tho order was pr?-ducid, be pot cn hn ?|H>etacle? and examined it. ,4 Yaas, d tt i-h mine name, cart ..in?yaas; bat?it ish !i 1?d tfankoe pass!" Eastern editor says thu a mau in New York got himself into tr uble l?y marry lug two wives A Western editor replies by assuring h Bo'.eaiponry that a good many men in thi . ? section have done the same thing by tuatrj ing one. A Northern editor retorts that quite a num ber of his acquaintances found trouble enoagh by barely promising to marry, without going any farther. A Southern editor says that a friend tf his was pothered enough by simply being fouud in company with another man 8 wife Tub Age ok ? Horse ?A man who want ed to buy a horfe, naked a frieni h w to tell a horse's age 4* By his teeth," w.is the re ply. The next day the man went to a horse dealer, who showed a splendid black horse. The horse hunter opened the animal f mouth, gave one glance and turn.d Lee!. " I don't want him," said he, 44 he's thiity-two yeurs old " He had countcd hi? Uctl.