Newspaper of Evening Star, July 25, 1856, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated July 25, 1856 Page 1
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THE EVENING STAB, rUBLISHKV KVKKT AFfERNOOR, (fcXCfc.f r SUNDAY,) (? Ik* 8ft Bnildt+fS.*0r?tT ?/ ?????? Mi SiiMtUt Strut, B y W. D . W ALL ACH, Will be served to subscriber* by carriers at SIX AND A QUARTER CENTS, payable weekly to the Agents; papers served In r lfkages at 37% cents per month. To mall subscribers the sub pcrlption price Is THRBE DOLLARS AND FIF TV CBNTSa jmriumdvanct, TV. ODOLLARS fl)r all months, and^pNR DOL AR for three months; tor leas than th?ee mont s at the rate of cents a week. SINGLE COPIES ONE TENT. OFFICIAL. Tsiasoet D*raaTM?*T, Mav 28, 1356. Notice la hereby given to the holders of the stock i?sued pursuant to the act of CoagrflM of 2id July, 1346, that sueh stock la redeemable by It* terms, and will be paid at the Treasury on the surrender of the certificates thereof, on the 12th of November neat, wben interest thereon will 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-half of one per cent, on the amounts specified in the certlfioatee; On such stock received between the 1st and 31st days of August, one-fourth of one per eent; 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 sueh stock transmitted under this notice must be duly assigned to the United States by the party entitled to Teceive the pur chase money; and when sent prior to the 1st July the current half year's Interest rau-talso be as signed by the present stockholder, otherwise such Interest wRl 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 J uae and the 1st day of December next, unless the sum of ? 1,500,000 ?hall be previously 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 181%, a premium of 10 per cent ; On stick of the loans of 1847 and 1948 a premium of 16 per cent ; And on stock Issued under the tr*. of 9th Sep tember, 1830, commonly called Texan Indemnity stork, a premium of 6 per cent. Certificate* transmitted under this 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 ter* it mast also be assigned by the present stock holder, otherwise the interest for the half yeat to that day will be payable to him as heretofore. Paymeat for all the foregoing stocks will be made by drafts on the assistant treasurers at Boa ton, New York, or Philadelphia, as the partiea entitled to receive the money may direct. JAMES GUTHRIE, m*9-dtl2Nov Secretary of the Treasury. HATS! HATS! JUST RECEIVED A FULL SUPPLY OF line drab Beaver ventila ted HATS, which I offer at S3 SO; they are the best Hats for the price in the United States. The beat black dress Hats got up in the latest style for S3 50, as apod as those usually sold A *5 : and a good fashion* able Hat at S3, worth S4 ; and a first-rate Hat, S2 50. The be?t materials and the best workmanship is employed to prodnce a S5 Hat, which is sold for S3 50. We <lo a cash business, meet with no los ses, but give each customer full value for his money. Kelt and Straw Hats unusually low. N H Agent for Drlacoll's Halm of a Thousand Flowers. Price 25 cents per bottle. ANTHONY, 7 th street, near Pa. avenue, Agent for a New York Hat Compasy. m 24-tf CROSSE A BLACK WELL* Purveyors by Apuoirtment to HerKajetty the Queen JUST RECEIVED FROM LONDON AND now opened at the subscribers store? Croise A Blackwell'? assorted pickles M a?broom Catsup, Saho do Walnut do, Sayer's Relish Beef Steak Sauce, Julia Say Sir Robert Peel do, Reading do Lea A Perrisses Worcestershire Sauce Essence Anchovy Caee Jeletine, Anchovy paste Herring do, Jars Table Salt Luchnom Chutney Orange Marmalade and other Jelleys at No. 474 Penn avenue JONAS P. LEVY, Wine, Liquor, Segar and Grocery Store. jy is-iw JONAS F. LEVY, : M roXTXi *?? I la. LIE IN Wilis, LIQUORS, CIGARS, AND TIVS GROCERIES, 0 sneralCommi??ion Forwarding 11 erchant iysumycs and bill broker, Ho. 474 Pa av., two doors below U. 8. Hotel, WasHliieTolt Citt, D. C. ?ea-ly omnKH AND OACZE UNDKR OAR* *5 inents fer gentlemen.?We invite attention of Gentlemen in want of Sislk, Lisle Thread, Merino, or Cotton Under Garments, for the pres ent season, to our superior stock. We are deter mined to sell them from this day forth at reduced prices, as we wish to prepare for the fall trade. Give us a call and buy cheep. GEO H B. WHITE CO.,Gent's Furnishing Btere, 332 Pa av , bet. 9th and 10th sts. Jy 12 CHANGE OF HOURS. ON AND AFTER MONDAY. THE 3>Wh of June, the Steamer GEORGE _ ^ PAGE will run at the followingjhSBHK hours Leave Alexandria at 4#, 9, 10, IS, 2^,4)^, and 6k o'clock. Leave Washington 6, 9,11, ltf, 3^, and 7 o'clock. j? -fj-it ELLIS L. PRICE, Captain. ihe STKiMER oeoroe WASHMH TON wllldepartat the follow- r f lng hours: J&LJSMmm l^eave Alexandria 7If. 9, 11, , 3#, 5* Leave Washington. ..8, 10, IS. 2K, 4*, 6* Je-.?-d job CORson, Captain ~CAPON SPRINGS. Route ?orange and Alexandria Railroad at 7 a. m , to the Manassas Junction : Manassas/ Gap Railroad to Strasburg ; J H Kemp's uae o( Stages to Capon Springs, arriving at the Springs bv 5 o'clock In the altera on. jy *-lin MANASSES gap RAILROAD. iok MOUNT VERNON. ON TUESDAYS and FRIDAYS ?farE,. HOUND TRIP. Hi FROM - . ALEXANDRIA75CENTS -TheMSBb sUunier THOMAS COLLYER leaves Wasmn* Ion at 9 and Alexandria at9# o'clock. Coaches leave the Capitol for the tioat at tjjtf o'clock Coach fare 19 cents. wishing the coaches will leave their rcsllence with George A Thomas Parker. Hefrestimeats on tne boat. ap j-tf SAM'L GEDNEY, Captain. DR. J. THOKNE, _ HOMEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN A SURGEON, orritliSB XEtlbXNCB, Comer 13th it- aad New York aveuuo, WASHINGTON. D.C. OSoe hours?8 to 10, * to 4, ti to 10. m7-3m* HVheT WHITE HATS-ARE ABOUT. T ? AMDS ON YOUR POCKET-BOO ES, THE WHITE HATS AHE ABOl We have a very fine assortment of Pa-thion able White Beaver and Felt Hats, of all qutlltles and prlos, to which we respect fully Invite tne attention of flU in want. We of I .,?m at rMnrsil Drices. Call at GEO H B ter tnem at reduced prices. Call at GEO H. WHITE A CO ?S Fashionable Hat, Cap, and Gent's Furnrshing Establishment, 332 Pennsvl van la avenue, between 9th and 10th sts. Jy lS SLEEVE BUTTONS AND STUDS. WE OPEN TO-DAY A LAR6E ASSORT raent of plain gold and fancy Sleeve But* teas and Studs, to Which we invite attention. M W. GALT A MRO.t je 27 324 Peon av , bet 9th aad 19th streets. 0 VOL VIII, WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, JULY 25, 1856. NO. 1,080. PROTECTION AMD INDEMNITY FROM LOSS BY FIRE! SubtmiM Capital and Sur^ur 91)3i8|ltl 13* FARMERS A WD MECHANICS' INSUR ANCE CO . OF PHILADELPHIA. Office corner Pennsylvania arenue atul 17th l'reft, Washington City, D. C. STATEMENT OF BUSINESS FROM THE 1ST day of Augun to ibe 31st day of December, ISM: Anaiunt received in marine premium*. .$66,94-2 31 Do fir.j premium*...... 39,908 82 _ I Total pr? miums for fire months IC8.151 13 Capita 1,250,000 00 1,358,151 13 Invested as follow*: Bond* of Alleghery county, Pitt&burg, and Philadelphia City 6'. $78,721 66 Railroad band", cost 33,400 00 Loans on irst morU(aje of real estate.. 5?,950 00 Do stocks, collateia' 30,384 00 Ca<h in bank and an ha ad 11,092 22 Capita! nubscnbed 1,047,700 00 Premium notes, not mauuert 6fi.<1 Due from agents (secured by bond*)... 18,853 61 Expenses and commissions 11,662 33 1,358,151 13 Total amount of losses reported to 1st January. t'ire $ 1,666 66 Marine.! 3,000 00 4,666 66 DIRECTORS. Hon. Thos. B. Flireuce, Charles Dinger, George H Arm?trnn|, Thorns* Manderfield, Charles A Rubicam, Eilward R. Ilelmbold, George Ilelmbold, F. Carroll Brewster, James E Neall, Ivaac Leech. Jr. THOMAS R. PLORBNCE, President. EDWARD R HELM BOLD, Secretary LOCAL SURVEYORS. Charles Walter, No. 397 I) street. Jno. M. Tnornton, corner First street and Virginia avenue. James William*, Ne. 42 Pour-and a half street. MARINE SURVEYOR. Oapt. J. F. Levy, No. 474 Pennsylvania avenue. OENHRAL SUPERINTENDENT. John Thomason. The business of this Company will compare fa vorably with the most successful of similar institu tions lu the United States From the 1st day of August, I8.r>5, in five months, up t? 1st January, 1856, the premiums received amounted to the large sum of one hundred and eight thousand, one hundred and fifiy-one dollars, with only forty six hundred anJ sixty six dollars losses reported. With the** evidences of success and good man agement, the directors feel justified in soliciting a ?hare of public patronage, believing that the secu rity offered is ample and that all fair claims will be aljusted more according to equity than legal techni calities. With a view of affording ample indemnity to the public, the company have deported with M183RS DUNCAN, SHERMAN, * CO., OF NEW YORK, THKIR BANKERS, Cash and premium notes to provide an accruing TVuit Fund of One Hundred Thousand Dollars, To be held by them as a Iditional security to policy holders for the payment of losses. The company is prepared to is*ue policies against los< or liamage by fire ou DWELLINGS, FURNI TUUli, MILLS, MANUFACT..RIKH, WARE uOUSKS, all descriptions of BUILDINGS, and their content., or all kind* of MKR''HANDIHE, transported by VESSELS, STEAMBOATS, CA NAL B.jATS, kAILHOADS, and ih* u*nal con vevances to or from any portion of EUROPE and ?fMERICA, and on the hulls of STEAMBOATS navigating the western waters The taies of premium will be a? low as other companies, and in flxin* them eveiy improvement in construction and arrangement will be taken into consideration. All losses speedily adjusted and promptly (aid. Office northwest c rner Pennsylvania avenue and Seventeenth street, Washington ci*y, D. C. Insurance may alto be effected at the Home Office, Sorthiceat corner IValnut and Second Streett, Phila delphia. Also.attheCompeny'sofflses: New Fork? A W. Th mpson, No 10 Wall street. Boston Oliver Brewster, No 4 S:a>e street Baltimore? B H. Richardson, No 72 Ra'timire street. Cincin nati?Taylor k Anthony. Charleston?J. H.Tay lor, No. 121 E. Bay street New Orleans?Ha-mau Doane. Montgomery?Albert W lliairn. Mobile? A. C. Waugh. Pittsburg?T. J Hunter, No. 90 Wa:er street Savannah- A. Wilbur. No. Ill Pay street. Augusta?Girardey, Whyte k OS. Atlanta Marcus A. Bell. Trenton?Narr k Cccks. Pond du Laa? Robert A Baker. Vicksbarr?J. Putnam. Buffalo?A Barker. Memphis-W. E. Milton. Detroit?Thomas Pa'mer k Son Milwaukie?A. Wellington Hart. Wellsburg, Virginia-Danfortb Brown, jr. Erie, Pennsylvania?Allen A. Ciaig. Wyomii-g, Pennsylvania R. C. Smith. Louis ville? li. il.Tlmbeilake. Nashville- JosephNa?h. Port'aid?D Robinson, jr. Chicago?E P. Ward San Fiancisco-Wil.lain Bi?gs. St. Louis?Thos. K. Courter.ay, genera! a;ent lor the southern a-id western Sfates. And iu other principal cities of the United 8 ates by authorized officers of the com pany Je 14-lyt AGENCY OF THE Allianee Insurance Co. of Philadelphia, Capital.* ? .$300,000! Annual report for thb year ending January 1, 1#58. AiMUoftb* Oompany, coinlnttng of Bouda and Mortgages od uuaneo inhered real MUtu $110,004 OS Block* of other Corporation*, worth par 28,680 00 C?4h on hand 11,856 *0 Blue rMoivtbl*, constating of Martns notee and abort loans 70 Block BOMS oe H,?? 70 *U?,470 00 Whole receipt* tor prenitnm* daring the fear $112,613 05 Paid for loeee* and miiwm daring ihe year 71,14* W P M. M??RIARTY, President. J. MORRIS THOMPSON, Secretary. THE GREAT WESTERN FIRE INSUR ANCE CO OF PHILADELPHIA. Capital 8500,000. Charter Perpetual. DISSCTOKS. Charles C. Lathrop.53a Spruce street. Alexander Whilden, merchant, 14 North Front atreet. John C. Hunter, firm of Wright, Hunter ft to. t?. Tracey, Arm of Traeey ft Baser. John R McCurdy, H^m of Jones, White ft McCnrdy Isaac Hsilehurst, attorney and couasellor. James 8 Smith, firm of J as B Smith ft Co. Theo W Baker, firm of Tracy ft Baker R. S. Walton. 360 Market street Thomas K Limerick, 514 Spruce street. John J Baker, Goldsmith's Hall. CHAKLESC LATHROP, President. THOMAS K LI Mi:RICK, Secretary. Risks changed from other companies to this, no charge for policy fee. Enquire at the o?ce of J K Kendall, over R Morrow's Kx^hange Office first door West of W. II Todd's Hat Store, on Pennsylvania avenue. m tl 3m DAVID MVERLK, Agent ANTHONY BUCHLT, UNDERTAKER, Shop and Residence No. SOS Penn'a avenue, gouth tide, between 9th and 10th its. Having provided himself with an ELEUANT HEARSE, r- t, and all necessary conveniences for properly conducting hit business, would respectfully inform the public that he is fully prepared to fill all orders entrusted to him, at the shortest notice, and lathe best manner. A large supply of READY-MADE COFFINS of all sikee, always on hand, which will he fur? nlshed on the most reasonable terms. Aa heretofore, no pains will be spared to give entire satisfaction on all ocoaalons. N. B .?Reeid ng on the premise*, ofdeta will be^promptly attended to at all hours. J. CONNELLY, Undertaker, No. 423 S$v*nth strut, will side, b*t. O and Ht tl/OULD RESPECTFULLY INFORM the rl citizens of WaAiegton and the adjoining countlea that he 1st prepared to attend to all orders at the shortest notice and on the most liberal terms> He will sfaxe no paln?to give eatlie satisfaction on all occaaions. He'guarantese to?reserve the dead la tke waisaeat weather ToijAy length of L. - L'- ' A large aapply of ready nit OilVFiNSof all sixes and qaaJlties, always eahsnd Shrouds, Carriages, Hearsee, aad erary other article famished or ths beet quality. - A share of ths pubHe patronage Is respeotfally solicited. (lARCLAY'l NEW DIOtlOMASf, eon* SSMeSSS" ?* ^WboT*""' ]e 30- next to l^ammond, 48Q 7th at. TO ALL THA T VALUE THETR SIGHT <S*CTV^ _ WI8HF8 TO CALL THE ATTENTION to all that suffer with d^ectlve sleht, caused by age, sickness, and particularly from glasses Injudiciously selected, to his superior SPECTACLES and GLASSES carefully ground by blmself to a true spherical accuracy, and bril liant transparency, suited precisely and benefi cially to the wearer according to the concavity or convexity of the eye. Vary numerous a'e the 111 effects caused to the precious organ of sight from the commencement of using glasses In not being precisely suited, by the use of an Ojtometer; and the practice of many years enables blm to meas ure the focal disease of the eyes, and sucb glass es that are absolately required will be furnished with precision and satisfaction JOHN TOBIAS acknowledges the very libe ral encouragement already obtained, and further solicits the patronage of those that have not yet availed themselves of his aid Persons that cannot conveniently call, by send ing the glasses in use, and state how many Incit es tbey can read this print with their spectacles, can be supplied with such as will Improve their sight. ? Innumerable testimonials to be seen; and ref. erences given to many who have derived the greatest ease and comfort from his glasses. Circulars to be had gratis, at nls office, No. 313 SEVENTH STREET, three doors from Odd Fellows1 Hull, vr stairs. Norfolk, September?, 1*54. Sir?The Spectacles you made for me suit very well, and seem to have improved my sight more than any other 1 have lately tried. LlTT. W. TAZEWELL. I have tried a pair of Spectacles obtained from Mr. Tobias, and find them of great assistance to my sight, and corresponding with his description of the focus. I recommend him as a skillful op tician HENRY A. WISE. Having be#n Induced by a friend to vlsltthe es tablishment of Mr. Tobias for the purpose of try ing his glasses, 1 was furnished by him with a pair slightly colored blue, which have afforded me more relief and gratification than sny 1 have ever tried. My sight, originally very good, was injured bir writing and reading at ntgbt, fre quently to a very late hour; but with the aid of the?e glasses I can study almost as late as < ver, and that too without the pain I have previously suffered. JOHN WILSON. Late Commissioner Gen'l Land Office. December 11, 1S65. I have used Mr. Tobias's Spectacles for three or four months, and take great pleasure in say ing that 1 am nrach pleased with them. I have been much benefitted by them May 5th, 1850. GEOR. P. SCARBURGH. I was recommended to Mr. John Tobias as a skillful optician; and as I have eyes of remark able peculiarity, I was gratified to find that Mr. Tobias seemed to comprehend them by inspec tion and some slight measurement, and he has made me a pair of Spectacles that suits me ad mirably. July 11, 1S?. A. P. BUTLER. Wilminoton, N. C., Jan. 27, 1851 Mr. J Tobias : Dear Sir?1 am happy to say that the Spectacles which I obtained from you last week are entirely sattefa' tory. F rom an Inequal ity in the visual range of my eyes, I have hereto found great difficulty In getting glasses of the proper focal distance It affords ine pleasure to state that, by the aid of vour optometer, this diffi culty has been happily obviated so that the glasses you furnished me are decdedly the best adapted to my eyes of any 1 have ever yet used, ?ery respectfully, yours, R B DRANK, Rector of St James'Paiish. Dbpartmrxt or Interior, May 7, lh55. From natural defects and the unequal range of my eyee, I have been compelled to use glasses for several years. I have tried different opticians without obtaining glasses perfe< tly fitted to my ey?s. Four months since Mr. Tobias made two pairs 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 most cheerfully recommend Mr Tobias to all having occasion to use glasses and bear my testi mony as to his skill as an optician. HENRY E. BALDWIN, Assist. Sec'y to sign Land Warrants. P. 8.?OPERA GLASSES of great variety, TELESCOPES A MICROSCOPhS, WATCH MAKER GLASSES, and many other articles in this line at very low prices constantly on baud. Jy IS-ly SP. IIKUVKK'S BOOT, &HOE, AND ? TRUNK ESTAB LISHMENT - I hav? on band the largest and most extensive assort ment o' Gentlemen*' and Ladies' Sole Leath-. erTravling Trunk,Iron! and Wood Frame! Packing Trunks* Vall-I ces. Bonnet Boxes, new style; Carpet Hags of *11 styles and qualities Also, a geaeral assortment of Ladle*', Gents', Boys', and Misses Shoes, all colors and stiles. All wishing to purchase any of the above articles will finalt to their advan tage to examine my stock before purchasing else where Call at S. P. HOOVER'S, Iron HaLl Penn. ave., bet. 'Jth and loth jy'22 streets. LEVER'S NEW NOVEL?MARTINS OF Cro' Martin, by Charles Lever; 82# cents. Helen Lincoln, a tale, by Carrie Capron ; 75c. History of the American Bible Society, by W. P. Strickland. D D , with an Introduction by Dr. Rice, of Cincinnati; fl.*0 Just published and for sale at TAYLOR Jt MAURY'S * Jy 12 tr Bookstore, n*ar Dth street. MEDICAL CARD. Dr h. perabkau, gekman pathlc physician, has the honor to otter his services to the inhabitants of Washington and vicinity. Office and Residence on 1 street, No. 1B8, be tween 20th and 21st streets. N. B?Homeophatblc medicines for sale, which the Doctor prepares blmself with the greatest care, for Fever and Ague, for Bilous and Bowel complaints, Ac., Ac. m lR-3m MRS. M. K. HARVEY, (Successor to Jambs F. Harvey, dbcbabbd,) UNDERTAKER, No. 410 Seventh street, between O and H, Bkgs leave to inform the public that she has in her employ the same persons that wero formerly! In the establishment, who are fully competent teconduct the Undertaking Business; and that every attention will be given to call*, day or night, as heretofore. m 19 6m New piano s.?we have now in Store the larges' and most rellablej assortment of PIANOS ever offered ln| . this city, consisting of every style and finish and ranging In price from S150 to $800. Old Pianos taken in part payment for new. Pianos for rent by evening, month, quarter, or year. Also, Melodeons, Guitars. Violins, Vlollncel los, Flutes, Acccideons, Strings, Ac. Ours is the largest Masic and Musical Instru ment Establishment In the District, No. 30? Pa avenue, between 9th and 10th streets, near Wash ington City Savlngs'^Bank. jy 18 __ JOHN F ELLIS. REMEDY FOK WARM WEATHER. JUST RECEIVKD AT THE UNION BOT tllng Depot, a large supp'y of that unsur- ? passed tonic for invalids, GINGER WINE A Also XXX Pale and Burton's Ales and For-Hj ter of very superior quality, together with &? large assortment of syrups of almost every kind; all of which, together with our premium Mine ral Waters will be furnished to customers la any part of Washington or Georgetown All orders left at the Depot In Georgetown, or with the drivers of our Wagons, wiLl meet with prompt attention. ARNY&SH1NN. je ?-tf WILLIAM A. BATtHELOR'S LIQUID H A I B DTE SKILFULLY APPLIED, AND SOLD Whole sale and Retail at 6IBB8'S Hair Dressing Es tablishment on Pennsylvaniaavenu?, between 9th and 10th streets, and under Wlllards* Ho,el m 9-eo3m WIRE DISH COVERS, round and oblong all sites, for sale low by

JeJMr G. FRANCIS, 490 7th street MBRELLA8.?OFFERING TUKM AT great bargains at (Jy &-&) ELLIS'S. U A1 EXCURSIONS, &c. PLEASANT TRIP TO PINEY POINT AND BLACK I STONE'S PAVILION. T THE REQUEST OF A NUMBER OF gentlemen, the swift steamer ? . Ifc. GEORGE WASHINGTON JT111JMC leave Washington on SATURDAY, July '26th, at 3 o'clock, p m., and Alexandria at 3#, arriving at Plney Point at 10# p. m ; returning, leire the Point on Monday at i p m , thus giving passen ger* two days at the Point with the Ions of only one buhlneas day. This trip is well suited for Members of Congress and others who can spare but little time from business. You can have a view of the noble Potomac seer ery for sixty miles by daylight Col. Dlx will room and board the passengers for f I 50 per day, with fine Bathing and plenty of all the aelicacles of the season. JCTWm Coke will furnish meals on the boat. Pass geon the b at, round trip tickets to and from Plney Point, THREE DOLLARS; single trip tickets to or from Piney Point, $2.50 Tick ets can be had of Geo. A Thos Parker A Co , or on the boat. The boat will stop at Marbury's wharf at 5 p. m for passengers going from that place, and will land at Blacklstone's Pavilion going and le turn log. Coaches leav Browns' Hotel and Kirk wood Houfce at 2% for the boat. The boat will make a trip to Point Look-out. jy22-5t JOB CORSON, Captain. FIRST OB AND EXCURSION or TH? FIRST WARD Pioneer Constilational Association. THE MEMBERS OF THE PIONEER CON stltutlonal Association respe-t fully announce to their friends of^fcafcSSsiL Washington, Georgetown, and Alexandria, that they will give their first grand excursion to the White House Pavlllion on WEDNESDAY, July 30th. The Committee of Arrangements pledge themselves that no effort will be spared to make this one of the most pleasant Excursions of the season. Scott's Brass and String Band is engaged for occasion The Refreshment department Is in the hands of an excellent caterer The steamer GEORGE WASHINGTON will leave Georgetown at 8 o'clock, a. in.. Washing ton at 9, Navy Yard at 10. and Alexandria atlO# The second boat will leave Washington at 2 o'clock p. m , Navy Yards#, and Alexandria at 2 The last boat will leave the White Houte at 11 o'clock, p.m. Tickets?<?NE DOLLAR, :idmiting a gentle man and ladles?to be had of any of the Commit tee or members of the association. Committee of Arrangements. W E Sp?lding, B Random, W T Dove, K T Wilson, D C Lee, W Fletcher, W Rlggles, A Carrol, W R Greble, R C Booth, J MclVrmott, S C Mlckum, C. Williams. Jy 22-eo4t* T O P H A M fc NO UK LET'S NEW AND CHEAP ? ADDLE, HARNESS AND TRUNK STORE, 4 W Seventh st .oppositeOdd Fellows' Hall. ?A MESSRS. TOP HAM, SHok late of Philadelphia, ana |K?d=s2if IJB' W^NORFLET of this clty,^mi^P| ? respectfully announce their friends and the public, that they have com menced the Saddling Business at the above stand, where they will make and keep constantly on hand a large and superior assortment of?Mens', Ladles', and Boys' SADDLES, BK1DLK8, MARTINGALES.and WHIPS. HARNESSoi every description, both for city and country use. All kinds of TRUNKS, VALISES, and CAR PET BAGS Ladles' SATCHELS, TRAVEL ING BASKETS, and FANCY WORK BOXES. HORSK BLANKETS. COVERS, COLLARS, and HAMES. Horse, Snoke. and Dust BRUSH ES. CARDS, CURRY-COMBS, SPONGES, Ac.. Ac. All material used will be the best that can be obtained; and both of ushavirg been practical vrcrhmcii for several years, we feel ccrfldent that our work cannot be surpassed, either "?or style or durability. By unremitting efforts to rive satis fcction we hope to merit, and respectfully solicit, a share of public patronaigs. Pasticular attention to coveilag Traiks and repairing all kinds of work. - Saddlere: tools constantly on haad. nav 7?tf BAJOL'S KID AND OTHER GLOVES. J NO H. SMOOT, No. 119 UK IDGE STREET, Georgetown, has received, from New? York, ladles Bajou's KID GLOVES W white, black and colored ; gents, do do jU ladles and gents JaS'-ta bilk and Lisle Thread Gloves. Also, a first rate assortment of bleached and brown Cotton Hose, all qualities; bleached, 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, purchasers may depend upon get ting a good article as cheap as the same quality can be bought elsewhere. m 1-tr JOHN H. SMOOT. REMOVAL. DR. MUNSON HAS TAKEN AND FITTED up the house formerly occupied by Major Robert Keyworth, No. 338J Pennsylvania avenue, 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 excellency of which over all other styles of teeth, many now wearing thtm In this city, will cheerfully vouch. There Is one Dentist In this city who has been Infringing the patent, and made a bad Imitation of it, against whom 1 here by caution the public N. B Whenever a Dentist speaks against Allen's Patent Continuous Gum Teeth, when properly eonstruetfd, it Is because he Is ignorant of the proctss, Incomretent to make the work, or is unwilling to pay for the patent. Dr. M. is now extracting teeth without pain by a new and perfectly safe process. References as in former advertisement. Jel6-lf MARBLE AND BRoWN STONE WORKS, Pa. avenue, between 19tk and 19rA streets. THE UNDERSIGNED KEEPS ON HAND and makes to order on the most reasonable terms?MONUMENTS. TOMBS, GRAVE STONES, MANTELS, TABLE TOPS, MAR BLE, and ENCAUSTIC TILES for Flooring. Also, all kinds of plain and ornamental Marble and Brown Stone Work for building purposes executed with promptness, and at as low prices as can be had elsewhere. ap 10-eoly H. PARRY. Take notice.?our sincere thanks are hereby tendered to each of our customers who have so promptly liquidated their bills which followed our notice of last month. Those whose accounts still remain unpaid are respectfully urged at once to close them up, as after the 10th of next month we shall place all unpaid accounts Into the hands of our collector CLAGETT,DODSON A CO. jy 2l-eotlOAug GIBBS' WIGS, Half wigs, braids, curls, scalps, TOUPEES, Ac., equal to any In the United States for sale or made to order at his Stores?for ladies, on Pennsylvania avenue, between 9th and 10th streets; and for gentlemen, under Willards' Hotel. ni 13-eo3m* GAUZE MERINO AND SILK UNDER SHIRTS AND DRAWERS. Another and very large supply of Uentlemen's Underdress this day opened, of every variety of size 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. It will be recollected that we buy exclusively for cash, and that we otter the best goods at the lowest and uniform prices, at STEVENS'S m 18-tf Salesroom, Browns' Hotel. CABAS, WORK CASES, KETT1CULE8, PORTFOLIOS, *c. Hutchinson a munro have received direct from the manufactures a fine assortment of the above, embracing many new and desirable styles, and which tliey are enabled to sell at greatly reduced prices Also, constantly on hand a large assortment of Porte Monies, Card Cases Portfolios. Writing Cases, Ac HUTCHINSON A MONRO, Julys 310 Pa. av., bet 9th and 10th streeta. JUST RECEIVED, LONDON ART JOUR NAL and other Books, Periodicals a&d Pa pers. FERGUSON, ^|e *20 next to Lammond's, 456 7th st. EVENING STAR THE HOBSE. Animal* of the horse kind deserve a place next to man, in the history of nature. Their activity, their strength, their usefulness and their beauty, all contribute to render them the principal objects of our curiosity and care, a race of creatures in whose welfare we are interested next to our own Of all the quad ruped animals, the horse seems the most beau tiful ; the noble largeness of his form, the graceful ease of his motions, and the exact symmetry of his shape, have taught us to re gard him as the first, and as the most per fectly formed ; and yet what is extraordinary enough if we examine him internally, bis structure will be found the most different from that of man, or all other uuadru;eds whatsoever. As the ane approaches us the nearest in internal conformation, so the horse is the most remote, a striking proof that there may be oppositions of beauty, and that all grace is not to be referred to one standard To have an idea of this noble animal in his native simplicity, we are not to look for him in the pastures, or in the stable, to which he has been consigned by man; but in those wide and extensive plain? where he has been originally produced, where he ranges with out oontrol, and riots in all the variety of luxurious nature. In this happy state of in dependence he disdains the assistance ot man, which only tends to servitude. In those boundless tracts where he runs at liberty, he se^ms no way incommoded with the inconve niences to which he is subject in Europe. The verduro of the fields supplies his wants; and the climate which never knows a winter suits his constitution, which naturally seems adapted to heat. Ilis enemies of the forest are but few, for none but the greater kinds will venture to attack him ; any one of these he is, singly, able to overcome ; while at the same time be is content to find safety in so ciety, for the wild horses of those countries always herd together. In those countries, therefore, the horses are often seen feeding in droves of five or six hundred. As they do not carry on war against any other race of animals, they are satisfied to remain entirely upon the defensive. The pastures on which they live satisfy all their appetites; and all all other precautious are purely for their se curity, in case of a surprise As they are never attacked but at a disadvantage, when e ver they sleep in the forests they have al w ays one among their number that stands us sentinel, to give notice of any approaching danger ; an office they take by turns. It is not easy to say from what country the horse came originally There is very good authority for supposing that even at the time of the Trojan war horses were but rare ani mals in Greece, and were possessed only by princes or great men. who employed them, not for the purpose of husbandry and draught, but for the ornamental displays of war and chariot drawing, as the proud and distinctive accompaniments of royalty alone. In Judea, horses were, till the days of Solomon, very rare. Egypt is always described in the Old Testament as the land of horses. The earliest notice of the horse is in the book of Genesis, where Joseph is said to have given the Egyp tians ''broad in exchange for horses." In the very minute enumeration of the cattle stores of Abraham, Isaac, E-au, Laban, Job, Ac., in tbo book of Genesis, though there is a superabundance of other quadruped prop erty, no mention whatever is made of horses. Neither in the fourth nor tenth command ments are horses noticed with the other work ing animals. In the enumeration, however, of the Egyptian cattle property affected by the murrain, horees are mentioned in preca dence of the rest. Even in the Trojan war ! these animals were only in the retinue of princes. Accordingly, we find that in all the first descriptions of that animal he is depicted with beauty and majesty, as the war steod alone. Homer speaks of him always with dignity and admiration; and it is apparent that, in bis conceptions, an additional respec tability is conferred upon bis princes and his war grooms by the title which he bestows upon them, of "horse tamers' and " horse whip ptrs," a contemptible appellation, according to our ideas, associating, as we inevitably do, these epithets with the person* and mean em ployments of grooms of the stable and horse jockeys. The ancient poets and ancient peo ple must havo connected, however, beauty, majesty and sublimity with their idea of that animal, not only from his singularity, and J consequently high price, his beiug the friend, j as it were, and attendant of princes, his be- . ing the terrible, yet graceful accompaniment of war, and his being never seen, ks in mod ern times, degraded to the familiar, yet more beneficial purposes of draught in our streets and husbandry in our fields. It would seem that the colder climates do I not agree with his constitution ; for, although ' he is found almost in all, yet his form is alter- j cd there, and he is found at once diminutive t and ill-shaped. We bave the testimony of the ancient* that there were wild horses once in Europe; at present, however, they are to tally brought under subjection; and even those which are found in America are of a .Spanish breed, which, beiug 6ent thither upon its first discovery, have since become wild, and have spread over all the south of tba*. continent, almost to the Straits of Magellan. j These, in general, are a .-mall breed, ot about i fourteen hands high. They have thick jaw.- j and clumsy joints; their ears and necks also are long; they are easily tamed; for the horse, by nature, is a gentle, complying crea ture, and resists ather from fear than obsti nacy. They go?in companies, generally to i the extent of five or six hundred. They oc cupy the great savannahs, where it is difficult to disturb, or try to catch them. In the dry season they are sometimes obliged to go two i or three leagues, or eveu m?re, in search of water. They set out in regular ranks, four abreast. Five or ?ix scouts precede the troop about fifty paces. If they perceive an enemy, they neigh, and the troop stops ; if avoided, they continue their march ; but if any dare to march across their squadron, they turn on him and crush him under their feet No foe is capable of withstanding their attack. They have a regular chief, who marches between the scouts and the squadron?a kind of adju tant, whose duty consists in hindering any in dividual from quitting the ranks It any one attempts to straggle, either from burger or fatigue, he is bitten till be rosumes his place When wild horses are feeding, should any stragglers be threatened with an attack, by a particular signal, which they all understand, they close into a dense mas? and trample the assailant to death. When an attack is re solved upon, their leader shows the example, and if he considers a retreat necessary, he gives the sigDal, and it is instantly obeyed Herds of wild horses, the offspring ot those which have escaped from the Spanish posses sions in Mexico, are not uncommon on tlie ex tensive prairies that lie to the west of the Mis sissippi. They were once numerous on the Kootannie lands, near the northern sources of the Columbia They are not known to exist in a wild state to the northward of the fifty second or fifty-third parallel of latitude Tbe young stallions live in separate herds, being driven away by the old ones, and are easily ensnared by using domestic marcs as a decoy. The natives are acquainted with the Spanish American method of taking them with the lasso Major Long mentions that 41 horse* are an object of a particular hunt to the Osages." For the purpose of obtaining these animals, which in their wild state preserve all their fleetness, they go in a large party to the coun try of the Red Canadian river, where they are found in considerable numbers. W ben they discover a gang of horsos, they distribute themselves into three parties, two of which take their stations at different and proper dis tances of their route, which, by previous ex THE WEEKLY 8TAK. This excellent Family u4 Newi Journal ?con talnlng a greater variety of lntareetiai r?<l1ni than caa be found In an? other?U pub*Uhe4?n Satur day m 9TB in* a. , T?*M?. Single copy, per anaum M _ to cLraa. Fivecopies.., (4 Tea noples * ....... 0 uu Twenty copies .V.V..V. II to ^ Ca,"? mvaatABLT m advance. Single conies (in wrappen) caa be procured at tbe counter. Imm?dUtel> after the Ittne of the paper. Price?Taaaa Can? Pobt ma ?t a as who act aa agent* will be allowed a commission of twenty per cent. perience they know the horse* will noit prob ably lake when endeavoring to eacape. This arrangement being completed, the firet party commences pursuit in the direction of their colleague!*, at whose position they at length arrive The second party then continues the chase with fresh horses, and pursues the horses to the third party, which generally succeeds iu so far running them down as to noose and capture a considerable number of them. These American horses, however, cannot properly be ranked among the wild races, since they were originally bred from such as were tame It is not in the New, but in the Old World, that we are to look for this animal in a true state of nature; in the extensive deserts of Africa, in Arabia, and those wide spread countries that separate Tartary from the more southern nations Vast droves of these animals are seen wild among the Tar tars ; they are of a small breed, extremely swift, and very readily evade their pursuers As they go together they will not admit of any strange animals amoDg them, though even of their own kind. Whenever they find a tame horse attempting to associate with them, they instantly gather round him. and ?oon oblige him to seek safety by flight. Tie re are vast numbers also of wild horses to the north of China ; but they are of a weak and timid breed ; small in stature and useless in war. But of all countries in the world where the horse runs wild, Arabia produces the most beautiful breed, the most generous, swift and persevering. They are found, though not In {real numbers, in the deserts of that country, ?nd the natives use every stratagem to take hern. Although they are active and beauti ful. yet they are bred up tame. Tbey are of i brown color ; their mane and tail very short, ind the hair black and tufted. The:r swift ness is incredible ; the attempt to pursue them in the usual manner of the chase with dogs, would be entirely fruitless. Such is the ra pidity of their flight, that they are instantly )ut of view ; and the dogs themselves give up the vain pursuit. The only method, there fore, of taking them is bv traps hidden in the ?and, which entangles their feet; the hunter it length comes up and either kills them or carries them home alive. If the horse be ?oung, he is considered among the Arabians is a very great delicacy, and they feast upon him while any part is found remaining; but if from his shape or vigor, he promises to be *ervicable in his more noble capacity, they .ike the usual method to train him. Tuk Mbrcha.nt's Clerk and the Plow Boy. ?The young man who leaves the farm Geld for the merchant s or the doctor s office, thinking to dignity or ennoble his toil, makes i s id mistake. lie passes, by that step, from independence to vassalage. He barters a natural for an artificial pursuit, and be must be the slave of the caprice of his customers ind the chicane of the trade, either to sup port himself or to acquire fortune. The more irtlficial a man's pursuit, the more debasing is it morally and physically. To test it, oon rast the merchant's clerk with the plowboy. The former may have .the more exterior pol ah, but the latter, under his rough oatatde, >os?csscs the truer stamina lie is the freer, rauker, happier, and nobler man Woald hat young man might judge of the dignity of abor by its usefulness and manliness, rather han by the superficial glossas it wears. Therefore, we never see a man's nobility in Uid kid gloves and toilet adornments, but in :hi?t sinewy arm. whose outline, browned by the sun, betoken a hardy, honest toilet, under whose farmer or mechanic's vest the kingliast bear: may beat. Scientific Meeting in Albany.?The Teuth Annual Mooting of the " American As sociation for the Advancement of Science," vill be held at Albany on the 20th of August. The inauguration of the new State Geological lull, will take place on that day, on which >ccasion addresses will bo delivered by Sena or Seward and Hon. Francis C Gray, of Bos on The Dudley Ob?ervatory?the new and nendid structure, erected for astronomical innervations by the munificenoe of an Albany ady?will be inaugurated on the following lay. the pddress to be delivered by the Hon. Edward Kverett. Distinguished men of eri tnce from all parts of the country will take )art in the discussions and proceedings of the neeting. and a larger number of eminent for ligneri will be present than were ever as emblel at any previous meeting of the Asso iation. Gutta percha, when purified for man ' ifacture. posse sees a reddisn brown color ts most remarkable property, however, is that >f softening to a plastic state in hot water, out when cold recovering its toughness and igidity. Its specific gravity is somewhat ighter than water It closely resembles la lia rubber in its chcmical composition, but assesses several distinct properties, the prin ipal one of which is its want of elasticity, .is ductility is such that, at a proper temper iture, it may be extended iuto thin sheets or Irawn into threads It is a powerful uega ive electric, and is used for insulating posi ivo surface, or develo] ing quantities of elec ricity in place of the glass cylinder. A w>?od ;n cylinder, or bottlo, with a thin sheet of rutU percha wound arouni it, gives a ropi >us supply of electric tluid for experiment. Jne of its m<>st important uses is that of enro ling telegraphic wires when placed under the v;iter. so as to grotect them from destructive tgenta; its gre*t strength and durability ren ler it an artule of great importance whencon aocted with the submarine wires. Resuscitatios or Drowning Perm>n?.? icveral of the pipers have lately published lirections f-r the treatment of persons who lave been taken insensible from the water. These directions are said to be copied from hose of some humane society. Aa far as they jo, they are well enough, but one important lirection is omitted, namely to bend the head jack while blowing into the mouth or nose [he shoulders should be raised so as to allow he head to fall back by its own weight as far is possible, or the upper part of tho wind >ipe, Adam's apple should be pressed beck igainst the backbone during the process ol nsufflation If this be neglected the opera or will have the satisfaction of blowing up he drowned man's stomach and bowels, and liminishing the chance of getting air into the ungs ? Button Courier. Origin or "Under the Rose."?The mean ng of this phrase is something told in eoufi lence. In Saxon, liogi was the term given o the centre piece of a ceiling, which was in he form of a rose?or rather, the several lompartuients composing it formed the like iess of an inverted rote. Round a table >laoed immediately under the centre-pieces, t was the custom of the family to sssemble or cabinet consultation over its own secret ill iirs Several of the early poets allude to his custom. The Latin sub rosa has no rela ion to the English phrase, but merely refers o keeping silence with regard to a K >msii icene of debauch. It referred to the garl*uu if roses worn by those who shared ;n tLee nysterious orgies, and were sworn to tecresy. r^Aehild was lately born in Paris. France, wilhout any nose Maisenneuve, of Paris iK.k the little lady in hsnd when she was sev ?n months old, and having made her in ;en*ible of pain by means of chloroform. < ut nich tlapi and to skilfully from the face, that when twisted into position and perfectly Sealed they made a very respectable looking noee. fj5"3 A Greek maiden, being asked w^at fortune she would bring her hnsband, replied in the following beautiful language : 4' I will bring him What gold cannot purchase h unspotted and virtue without a stain? w aie is all that descended to me fr? m my parent*