Newspaper of Evening Star, August 6, 1856, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated August 6, 1856 Page 1
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THE iiVEIONG STAE, firiiHHKU BfKRT ArrKRNVVK, (KXC4KPT SUNDAY,) 41 tk? Sir 3**idt?fS, ??fwf ?/ w?i}? t*4 hU+smk $tr?4l. By V. D W1LLACH, Will be served to rohwrlbers by -arrlert at SIX AND A QUARTER CENTS, payable weekly to the Agents; papers wvM la rickagee at 7/# eeota per raeofli. Te mall anbscrlben the tnb sertptlon price It THERE DOLLARS AND PIP TV ?SN TSi year iaarf*????, T >. ODOLL1RS |Wr wit months, and ONR DOL AR for three months ; tor lees than three mont s at the rate eC It y cents s wtek. (ET SINGLE COPIES ONE TENT. VOL. VIII. WASHINGTON, I). C., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 1856. NO. 1,090. OFFICIAL. Taeastrey OiPABTMMfT, May 88,1968. Notice la hereby given to the holder* ef the ?took Issued pursuant to the aot of Congress of Wd Jul?, Itl6, that such stock la redeemable by Its terms, and will be paid at the Treasury on the surrender of the certifl<x.tes thereof, on the ltth of November next, when interest thereon will oease. This department will continue to purchase such stock prior to said day of redemption, and will pay therefor the fjllowlng premium, in addition to the interest accrued to the day of purchase, with one day's interest for the money to reech the vendor: On such stock received at the Treasury between the 1st day of June and the 3!st day of July, In elusive, one-half of one per cent, on the amounts specified In the certltoatee ; On such stock received between the let and 31st days of August, one-fourth of one pereent; And on s'ich stock received after the31st day of August, the interact accrued thereon, and one day's additions! interest only, will be paid. Certificates of sueh stock transmitted under thlsaotlee mart 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 tbeeurrent half year's interest mu t aiao be aa slgaed by th#present stockholder, otherwise such Interest wHl be pry able as heretofore. And notice Is farther given to holders of other stocks of the United States that this department will purchase the same between the 1st day of June aid the 1st day of December next, unless thesua of SI ,5oO,OOUshall be previously obtained, and will pav 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 mon?y to reach the vendor, the following rates of premium: On stock of the loan of 1342, a premium of 10 p-r eent ; On st -k of the loans of 1847 andJS-lSa premium of 16 per cent.; And on stock Issued under the art of 9th Sep tember, W-50, commonly called Texan indemnity stork, a premium of 9 per cent. Certificates transmitted under this notice should be daly 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 ln tere?t mast also be assigned by the present stock holder, otherwise the Interest for the half year to that day will be payable to him as heretofore. Pay me at for all the foregoing stocks will be mide by irafu oa the assistant treasurers at Bos ton, New York, or Philadelphia, as the parties entitled to receive the money may direct. JAMES GUTHRIE, m t9-dtt4>J or Secretary of the Treasury. HATS! HATS! JUST RECEIVED A FULL SUPPLY OF kae drab Beaver ventl'a ted HATS, which 1 ouer at S3 ; they are the beat Hats for the price la the United States. The best black dress Hats got up In the latest style for $1 50 as 5ood as those UMually sold t S5; and a good fashion- M able Hat at SI, worth St; ^ and a first-rate Hat, S3 SO The be?t materials aad tae best workmanship Is employed to produce a S> Hat, which Is sold for S3 50. We do a csah business, meet wSh no los but give each customer full value for his mosey. Felt aid Straw Hats unusually low. N B Agent for Drlscoll's Balm of a Thousand Flowers. Pries 25 cents per bottle. ANTHONY, 7th street, near Pa. ayeane, Agent for a New York Hat Company. m JONAS F. LEVY, IMPOXTKK ANB IB vm, LIQUORS, CIGARS, ABO TIBS GROCERIES, GaaaralCoaimiaf ion A Forwarding Merchant INSURANCE AND BILL BROKER, Mo. 474 Pa. av., two doors below U.S. Hotel, WasHiiteTOM Cm, D. C. ? S-ly > Sunn** AND OAUZE UNOKR OAR. naeats fsr gentlemen.?Welnvlteattentloi ef Gentlemen in want of Slslk, Lisle Thread, Merino, or Cotton Under Garments, for the pres ent season, to our superior stock. We are deter mined to se'l them from this day forth at rednced 6rices, as we wl?h to prepare for the fall trade five n? a call and buy cheep. GEO H B. WHITE CO., Gent's Furnishing Stare, 332 Pa. av , bet. 9.h aad 10th sts. Jy 1* t'HANGE OF HOURS. ON AND AFTER MONDAY, THE 30th of June, the Steamer GEORGE _ . ^ T' PAGE will run at the following, hours: bmve Alexandria at 4jf, 8, 10, li, t#, 4*, and * k o'clock. Leave WashingtonS, 9, 11, 1#, 3*, 5#, and 7 o'clock Je*9-11 BLL19 L PRICE, Captain. IKE STEAMER GEORGE WASHING TON wlU depart at the follow ing hours: ? Leave Alexandria 7 jf, 9, 11, ltf, 3K, Stt Lv-ive W'rahlngton. ..8, 10, 1*2. UK, 4)<, 6^ Je?-d JOB CORSON, Captain. FOR MOUNT VERNON. ON TUESDAYS AND F R1 DA YS ?KARB, ROUND TRIP, |1; FROM ALEXA.NDRIA75CENT8 ?The steamer THOMAS COLLYER leal tsn at 9 aad Alexandria at9)f o'clock. Coach** leave the Capitol for the boat at 8* o'clock. Coach fare 10 cents. Persons wishing the coaches will leeve their residence with George A Thomas Parker. Refreshment* on the boat. ap i_tf SAM'1< GKDNEY, Captain. WHY PURCHASE FIANOI ?ROW irresponsible traveling agents,j when yuo can ge? la Washington cltyl the very best qiial.ty at prices which *111 b~guar antied to be as low *s any the country from J OHM F. ELLIS'S. Always on hand, from *0 to 30 Pianos of every style and ttalsh r*wond-hsnd Plauoe takea In exchange Pianos for rent, Ac Remercber -No 306, between 9th and 10th sts., near Savings Bank . Jy*l DR. J. THOKNE, HOMEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN & SUROEOir, orriciiMD aKsinancK, Cormer 13th it and New York ayeans, WASHINGTON, D.C. Otftce hoots?r to 10. 'J to t, s to 10. m7-3m+ HaVuS ON YOUR POl RET-BOOKS, THE WHITE HATS A K E ABOUT. - We have a very fine assortment of Fashion able White Braver and Felt Hats, of all qualities and prle s, to which we respect fully Invite the attention of all la waul. W e of t?sr tnem at reduced prices. Call at GLO H B WHITE A CO.'S Fashionable Ha*. Cap, ai.d Gent's Fnrarshlng Establishment, 3Js Penns\l vanta avenue, between W.h and IQt^. sts. Jy It CUAUNCY WARRIMBK, WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER, A!?I) llA'.ia in Pise Watchti, Jewelry, and Silver Ware. i s<)LD SEALS. FOB AND VEST CHAINS, FINEJEWE1.RY.SIL- - ? - VEK SPOONS, FORK*. * GOBLETS, CUPS, Ac , for sale at New York prtces. HEPAIKINU. ? The Chronometer, Duplex, Lever, Cylinder, Repeating, Musical, and other WATCHES repalrrd Also, JEWELRY. Ac No. 170 Pi!msTLVA?(!i AVISO! betw'n blxth and Seventh streets. Browns' Hotel building, sign of the J OLDEN WATCHES, ?pSS-tt Washlngtoa. R SALE.?A PORTABLE STEAM EN Gl.Nfc, three horse power, locomotive boiler. U has been la use at this otSee, and is offered for ?aleberause It is replaced with an engine ef much tmr puwvr. It will be fooud extwmnly ser abls. and will be sold low for cash, le 44-tf F?<! ifTMtOl vloeabls, aad TO ALL THATVALUE THEIR SIGHT WISHES TO CALL THE ATTENTION to all that suffer with defective light, caused by age. ilckneai, and particularly from glasses Injudiciously selected, to his superior SPECTACLES and GLASSES carefully ground by himself to a true ap*erloal accuracy, and bril liant transparency, suited precisely and benefi cially to the wearer according to the concavity or convexity of the eve. Vary numerous a'? the ill effects caused to toe precious organ of sight from the commencement of using glasses In not being precisely suited, by the use of &n O^iomeitr; and the practice of many years enables him to meas ure the focal disease of the eyes, and such glass es that are abeolately 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 oonreniently call, by send ing the glasses In use, and state how many Inch es they can read this print with their spectacles, can be supplied with such as will improve their sight. Innumerable testimonials to bi seen; and ref erences given to many who have derived the greatest ease and comfort from his glasses. Circular* to be had gratis, at als office, No. *1J SEVENTH STREfeT, tknt doort from Odd Fellow*' Hall, cp sTAias. Norfolk, September 7, 1*34. Sir?The Spectacles you made for m*> suit very well, and seem to have improved my fight more fhan any other 1 have lately tried. L1TT. W. TAZEWELL. I have tried a pair of Spectacles ob'alned 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 vlsitthe es tablishment of Mr. Tobias for the purpose of try ing his glawe*, 1 was furnished vy him with a pair slightly colored blue, which nave afforded ine more relief and gratification than any I have evertrled. My sight, originally very good, was Injured by writing and reading at night, fre quently to a very late hour; but with the aid of tne?e glasses I ean a'udy aimost as late as aver, and that too without the pain I have previously suffered. JOHN WILSON, Late Commissioner Gen'l Land Office. December 11, lb55. I have u*ed Mr. Tobias'* Spectacles for three or four months, and take great pleasure In say ing ihat 1 am much pleased with llicin. 1 have been much benefitted by them May 5th, 1651 GEOR. P. 9CARBUR8H. 1 was recommended to Mr. John Tobias as a skillful optician; ard 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 meas'irement, and he has made me a pair of Speruclfi that suits me ad Alrably. July 11, 1P50. A.P.BUTLER. WiLMiltoTox, N.O,Jan.S7, 1651. Mr. J Tobias: Dear Sir? 1 am happy to ?av that the Spectacles wnich 1 obtained from you last week are entirely satlsfa tory. From an Inequal ity In the visual range of m? eyes, I have hereto found great difficulty lr p-ttin^ glares of the proper focal distance li affords me pleasure to state that, by the all of your optometer, this diffi culty has been happily obviated so that the glasses you furnished me are* dec dedly the best adapted to my eyes of any 1 have ever yet used. Very respectfully, yours, R. B DRANK, Rsctorof St James' Parish. o? Intssior, May7, 1855. From natural defects and the unequal range of my eyes, I Lave been compelled to use glasses for several years. 1 have tried different opticians without obtaining glasses perfectly titled to my eyes. Four mouths since Mr. To Man mads two pairs especially tor me, which 1 have found to serve me perfectly. By the use of his optometer he is enab.ed to adapt li Is uses minutely to the eye. I most cheerfully recommend Mr Tobias to all having occasion to use glasses and hear my testi mony as to his skill as an optician. HENRY E. BALDWIN, Aaslat. Sec y to sign-Land \\ arrant* P. S? OPERA GLASSES of great variety. TELESCOPES A MICROSCOPES, WATCH MAKER GLASSES, and many other articles in this line at very low prices constantly on hand. JyJS-ly ANN ALS OF BRITISH LEGISLATION ; by Leone Levi, Professor of Commerce at King's College. London, author of Commercial Law of ths world, Levi's Mercantile Law, Ac., being a classified sad analysed summary of the legislation, proceedings, and pacers of the Houses of Lords and Commons To be published in bi monthly or monthly parts during the parliamen tary sessions, and at Intervals during the recess Subscription, two guineas per annum The first number of ths work may be examined at th* book atoie of FRANCE TAYLOR. 41 There la aearcely any other country In the world where leglalation proceeda f rdlnarliy in so cautloua a manner aa in the United Kingdom Suggeatlona are made, inquiries are Instituted, reports are produced, and bills or projects of laws are prepared, which passing the ordeal of parliamentary Investigation anddlaeusslon in both Houses, often become laws, and oftener still are remitted t>acs to other committees of inquiry, and to the maturing Influence of time and public opinion. ?' In the oourse of these legislative proceedings most valuable f cts are collected, which Illustrate the condition, wants, and prospects of society better than any other evidence, bring out the va rloua phenomena of llfs with the truthfulness of contemporaneous history " There la no country which possesses a more extensive executive msehlnery, with establish ment spread over every clime, all which are re sponalb e to the State, and g ve annual reporta of their labor?reports which lurnlsh tho best reper tory of the political, social, or commercial pro gress of the respective communities at home or abroad Yet most of the Information thus an nually gathered is, for all practical purposes, ren dered unavailable, owing to its extent and Com prehensiveness The inquirer recoils from ap proaching so great a bulk of heavy foilos, and they are to him a labyiinth through whl> h he cannot e?slly find a clue. The present f.ub lca'ion is Intended to give a new life to these public documents, and to bring out perspicuously what Is essentially useful in them, whilst tae docu ments will be classified In a manner which will them easily accessible to all." JySS ~ INTHON If BlitHLT, UNDERTAKER, Ihop ssd Residence No 303 Penn'a avenue, tonth tide, between 9th and 10th sts Having provided himself with an ELEQANT HEAHSE, and all neceseary conveniences for properly conducting hi* busWiass, would respectfully!nform the public that he is fully prepared to fill all orders entrusted to him, at the ahortes- notice, and In the best manner A large supply of k.EADY-M ADE COh I* INS of all sixes, alwaya on band, which will be fur nished on tne most reasonable terms. As heretofore, no palcawlll be spared to R'.ve entire aatlafactlon on all occasions. N B ?Resld ng on the premises, orders will be promptly attended to at all hoars. feb 7-fy MRS. m. K. HARVEY, (Bvccbssor to Jambs F. Habvit, e?ckassd,) UNDERTAKER, No 410 S?e?sifc strut, bitwtn U and H, Begs leavk to inform the public that she hss In her employ the ? same persons that were formerly { In theestabllshment, who are fully competent to conduct the Undertaking Business; and that every attention will be given to caUs, day or night, as heretofore. m l9-6m MEDICAL CARU. DR H. PERABEAU, GERMAN HOMEO pathlc phyair an, haa the honor to offer hla services to the Inhabitants of Washington and vicinity. Ofilce and Residence on 1 btreet, No. 188, be tween 30th and Slit stress N. B?Homeophatblc medicines for sale, which the Doctor prepare* himself with the greatest care, for Fever and Ague, for BUous and Bowel complaints, Ike., See. m L. J. MIDOLKTON, DIALER IH I C *, O/Hrt *nd Utpoi?Southwest cornet of F aad twelfth streets. febS7-tf PROTECTION AND INDEMNITY FROM LOSS BY FIRE ! SuWilerf Capital and Surplus $1,339,131 IS. FARMERS A!tD MECHANICS' I1C8UB AHCE CO., OF PHILADELPHIA. Office nrrthwett comer Pennsylvania avenue and 17th etreet, iratkington CUy, D. C. STATEMENT OP BUoINESH FROM THE 1ST Hay of Augtm to tbe 31st day of Dectmbsr, 1855: Am >unt received in marine preminm*. .$6*.942 SI Are premiums yJ,906 a3 Total premiums fur fire months 108.151 13 C*p?l?l 00 1,358,151 13 Invested a* follows: Bonds of AHeghpry county, P.tuburs, and Philadelphia City 6 * $78,7-31 M Railroad bood*, cost 33,400 00 Loans oa first mortgage of real ?s;aie.. 59,950 00 Do Mocks, collateral 30 384 CO Ca?h in bank and on hand 11,0*1 82 Capital subscribed 1,047,700 00 Premium notes, not maliimrf 66 387 31 Due trom ajenu (secured by bouds)... 18,853 61 Expense* and commissions II ,662 33 1,358,151 13 Total amount of losses reported to 1st Janua-y, 1856: G6 Marine 3 000 00 4,6m 66 ? _ DIRECTORS. Hon. Thos. R. Florence, Charles Dlngee, ???f>rf? U. Arm-troi.g, Thoma? Manderfield, Uiarles A Rub.ram, Edward R. Helmbild, Geor^H Helmb tld, F. Carroll Brewster, James L Wall, I>aao L**uih.Jr. R- FLORENCE, President. EDWARD R. (IELMBOLD, Secretary. LOCAL HCRVEYORS. Charles Walter, No. 397 D street. Jno. M. Thornton,corner First street and Virginia avenue. ? James Williams, No 2Q Pour-and a half street. MARINE SURVEYOR. Capt J. P. Levy, No. 474 Penn>>ylvania avenue. GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT. John Thompson. The biii.inp?H of this Company will compare fa vorab.y with the mist succe -ful of similar in -1iiu lions in the United States Prom the 1st flay of Aii^it^t, 18J5. in flvr months, ?tp t? 1-t Janua y, 1836. th? pr< miums received unoontPd to the lar,?e sum of oue hundred awl eneht thousand, one hundred ti fiy-one dollars, wilh ??n y forty six hundred an J six y-six dollais loase-i reported. Willi the#) evidences of succcxi and good man H7?-m?n?, ih?* directors ??H justified in soliciting a Mhare of public pntmna;<*, b^Ii'v^n* t!ia? th?* st-cu nty offered is am tie and ihat ail lair claim-*i!l be aijusted mote according to eqnny leral trchni cait'ie*. With a view of affording ample md miiiiy to the public, the company have deported with MhriSRrt DUNCAN, SHlllM^N. A CO., OF NEW YORK, TH4IR RANKERS, t.B-"h and pr.mium notes to providn an accruing Trust Fund of One Ilundrrd Thousand DoUcrs I o S><# held by mem a- a IditioLal security to poll* y liolocm for the payment of los^f. The company is prepared to is ue policies a^nnst loss or t:ainage'by flie on DWELLINGS, FUKNI TCRa.", MILLS, MANUFACTORIES, WARE urUSES, a'l daFcripiions of BUILDINGS, and their content', or all kinds of M *RCHANDTSt', tia*>?ported by VF..kSfLS, 8T*AMBu/?TS, CA VAL It MTS, /".AILHOADd, and the unial con vejanctfH to or f.oin any portion of EtjROPis and AMK'UCA, and on the hulls of STEAMBOATS navgaing the western waters The .ates of pr*mi<;m will be a'low a? other crmranies, and ir. fix.a* them ev^ty impn v m nt in construction and a'taug* m nit will be taken into *>nsiri<na!ioii. All !?**?? spceddy a-ljiisted and promptly | aid. Office northwest c rner Pennsyivan'a avenue and Seventeenth street, Washington" ciiy, D.C. Insurance may also he effected at the Home Office, Sorthucst corner Hid nut and Se<on< Streets, Phila delphia. Also.attheConipany'sofficts: New York? A W. Th mprion, No. 1U v'a'l otreet. Rostoi.? Oliver Br?w*ter, No 4 S ate street BaUnn . e? IJ. II. Rlcl ardsou, No. 72 Pa'tim >re street. Cu.ein naii?Taylor A Ati'hony. CI arleston?J. H.'lay. lor, Mo. i-1 H. Hay street New OrUais?lla nia.i i)oa le. Mor.tgomery?Albert W Inarm. Mobile? A. C. Waugh. Pituburg?T. J llunttr, No. 90 V\a.*-t street Favannali- A. Wilbur, No. ill Bay meet. Augusta?<;uar(t? y, Whyte a Co. Atlanta Marcus A. Bell. Trenton?Narr A Cccks Fond dti Robert A Baker. Viek?bjrg?J. Putnam. Buffalo?A Barker. Memphis -W. E Miitoii. Detroit?Thrmas lamer a Son Milwaukic? A. Wellington Hart. Welieburi;, Virginia?ranforth Brown, jr. Erie, Pennt>'iia- Allen A. Wyomii^g, Penn?y vama- R. C. Smith. Ltims ii.Timbeilake Nashville? Jr sepb * a<b. Port'and?D Robitipr.n, jr. Ciiirago?K P. Ward fas F.anci*co? VV:l.iam Bl^gs. St. Louis?'J h >s K. Court' i ay, gcucial a^ent lor the s.iuthcrn acd Western State*. Arid to ?nh?r pnnji(?al cities of the United S aies by auiltorized officers of ih'* com pany^ je 14-lyj AOENCV OF THE Alliance Insurance Co. of Philadelphia, Capital 8300,000! Annual report for the year eudlng January 1, 1850. As. et* or tli* Company, emulating of Bonds and MortgagM oi nnancumbereJ real uuti $110,CIM SS 8too ? of other Oorporatlous, worth par 25,620 So Catli in haud Sl.UC M Bill* rtr?lv?bla, con?l*ttiig of Marios nntaa and sliort Uana txs.iHl 70 SU/ck uotw iu,la? OS S1.S? 70 $119, M0 00 Wbol* recaJpts ^r preatoma dnrtng the yaar $111,?13 ? i rsld lor lo*a?s abJ axpaasaa dariug Uie yoar 71,1U OS F M. MORIARTY, President. J. MORRIS TUOMFSOiN, Secretary. THE GBEAT WESTERN FIRE INSTJE AWCE CO OF PHILADELPHIA. Capital #500,000. Charter ftrpttual. DIPBCTOHS, Charles C. Lathrop, 5ii Spruce street. Alexander Whllden, merchant, 14 North Front ?treet. Joba C. Hunter, firm of Wright, Hunter k. Co. K. Tracey, firm of Tracey ft. Uaaer. John R. McCurdy, firm of Jones, White ft McCurdv. Isaac Hazleburat, attorney and couasellor. James a. Smith, firm of Jas B Smith ft Co. . Theo W Baker, firm of Tracy ft Baker. R. 8. Walton, 3K0 Market street Thomas K. Limerick, 5i4 Spruce street. John J. Baker, Goldsmith's Hall. CHAKLKSC LATURUP, President. THOMAS K LIMERICK, Secretary. Risks changed from other companies to this, no charge tor policy fee Kn quire at the ottce of J. E Kendal', over R. Morrow's Exchange ottlce flrst door West of W. U. Todd's Hat Store, on Pennsylvania avenue. ? r-Dsa DAVID UYERLK, Agent Proposals for Copper-plate Engraving. OviICXStJPKEIMTKnDEST PUBLIC PRINTING,) Washington, Julv V5, lh56 ( DUPLICATE PROPOSALS WILL BE Re ceived at this otBce until the 14th day of August next, at 12 o'clock m , for engraving up on steel or copper, In the highest style of the sev eral styles of ihe art of steel or copper-plate en graving, various maps, profiles, panoramic views a?d views of soenejy required to Illustrate the several reports of surveys of a railroad route to the Pacific ocean Kach proposal must be accompanied by satisfac tory evidence of the ability of the party bidding to execute the work, by specimens of a?ch class or style of work bid fur, executed iu his or their own office, ana by a s'atement of theYorce which can be employed by eat h upon the work. It Is to be distinctly uuderst-od that no "old* will be enter.ained from any parties not directly ttn^Bged in, and practically acquainted with, the ? vie of work bid for. The bid- will state separately the pri -e, and but one price, for each style of engraving (sp?clf>ing whether la line or otherwise) of earh map or plate bid for, and the time required for executing the same. Contracts will be entered Into with, and bonds with se urily will be required from, the success ful bidders for their faithful execution of the work bid for. All work will be required to t?executed "to the satisfaction of tho Secretary of War "

The work can be inspected by persons desirous of bidding theiefor, upon application at this of fiee. The proposals must be addressed, one to the "Ckalimaa of the Commit'ee on Engraving," "House of Representatives Unit?d Statea," a*d one to A. O. Seaman. Superintendent Publio Printing, Washington, D C ,a: d be plainly ea dorsed "Proposals tor Steel or Copper-plate En graving." A. O. SEAMAN, jy '?* dtl4thAug Superintendent. EXCURSIONS, Ac. FIRST GRAND PIC NIC OF THE ECHO CLUB, AT ARLINGTON SPRING Om MOSDAI, August 19? 'Phe members pledge themselves ;? *Pare no pains to make this one of the most pleasant Pic Nlcs of the season. caterer*' WlU b* furnl,he<i by experienced afXiS'*" C?"n?" B"d for Tlcketa FIFTY CENTS. * boat laave Fourteenth street bridge at ^venth.nHM fJ"",leav? lh? corner of ??t?L ? street*, Northern Liberties, at 7U o clock; Anacostia Engine House, Navy Yard, at7a m- aufc-gf ' PIC-1TIC AND EXCURSION TO INDIAN HEAD &.HJRT WASH NGTON THkB .NAYY Ya*D baptist choir chMtWp* t*e Mfe and _ ^IT?? K commodious steamer ALICE '' i^alfrn T mar I ID?.ke 2" Excu?*ion down the Poto rHniHniv ?V?v^nd Fort Washington, on THURSDAY, the 7th instant. prom lie to spare no rains to the^ieascn ?ne most Pl?*?nt Excursions of The Choir will be assisted by so me of the most prominent vocalists of Washlnjrtoh: The boat will leave City wharf at 8 o'clock a ?oV?ocV d Rt hal/ P#,t B' and Alei"drla at tolirw?Ff',?JY ClNT- Children 12* cent,; if iL u J[ ?emb?r? of th?* Choir. Children Jingemems ^ho*. Committee of Ar Commit trr. Warren E Clark, Obarles Sanderson, Charles J Griffin. John Carter, Charles Allen, au '?* Jamea Dunnln^ton. Great eat Excursion of the Season. Teoflitrs of it fettr'n Soniiay-Mhool, TO PyitS LANDING, On the Large and Safe Meaner Pewhatan. vKa?FKR80F 8T HKTER'8 SUN * DAY SufiOOfJ respeciful.y _ AfT**** anncun<e to tbefr frier.ds and tlir,&i , jlT 1 public ih it they win give an Excursionto"tie above aamed place THO HSDAY, Amrust 7th. rvtHonn who desire to spend a day plrasantlv fcr the benefit of health, will find every arrauge men t made that wm conduce t? their comfort Lad ies cr n t ('yon pe rfert order bring maintal ned, tfce Manner* baling determine^ that nn'htng N^a.l bjl-f: vndose to make their Exraision lone remembered as the most pleasant of the season. wLl leave the city wharf at Pw, Naw ) ard a: 0 o'clock; returning at a seasonable hour in the cvenir.i;. occasion ,inr d ?f Mns,c hs" engaged for the Dinner arid confectionery at city criers by an experienced < a'erer 7 fnTiC^ FIFTY CENTS; children half price; Li - i*? 8 - ' KU,S'8 Music Store: Martin King ?Uim/ Stye; J O'Donnel s Drug store, . ?>y\ ard; and at the boat on the morning of Excursion. jy rsoJjp P. oposals far Deepening the Outlets of tho Mississippi river into the Gulf of Mexico ENGINEER department. ) Washi.iotoh, August 4, U56 t PROPOSALS WILL BE RECEIVED AT a. this office until the first day of October next for' opening and keeping open ship ch-unels of sufli leriw capacity to accommodate the wants of commerce, through the **outhwe>t Pas* and Pa*? a1 Ou'ru, leading from the Mississippi river into the bu.f of Mexico," for which purpose there was appropilated, by act of Congres* of 8th of dollars ** hucdrtd and Itlrty thousand Bidders aie requested to stale the amount for which they wl.l contract to open each of the channels specified throughout a well defined width of three hundred feet, to a depth of not less than eighteen feet below the level of ?rdlnarvlow water, which evel will be determined bv a bench mark on the ?hore, to te established by an officer or oHirers appointed bv the Secretary of War: ard tbev are also requested to state rhe longest perlrd ?f time for which they will contract to ?eepeach channel open to such width and depth for the res idue of ttie appropriation after the amonnt of t'.e bid for opening, If accepted, is paid ; and to state fuso, In separate piopo.-ais, the same particulars for opening and keeping open each channel to a uniform depth of not less than twenty feet through out a well defined width of three hundred fe-t The means by which It u av be j ropojed to ac compllsh the work and the least time necessary for opening the . hannels, must be ststed In the pro posal for each depth. ^hlJ? '"^P1 the off? which. In theopln lonof the Secretary of War, propo-es the best method cf accomplishing the object con'emplated *P.Z t0 *?cept either proposal of any biddrr for 1 either of the passes, to the exclusion of the pro 1 posMs of the same bidder for the other rmss is reserved 1 The quantity of matter necessary to be removed from tbe existing chanr.els at the parses to be ! deepened, or the dlstam e along either channel to which the work must extend, in order to obtain I either of the specified depths, cannot, for want of accurate information as to their present condition, ?>e stated. Persons who desire to undertake the ! w rk are expected, therefore, to inform them; elves I of Its extent, and of the best means of accomplish ing it r After a contract has been entered Into, the place and directions of the channels to be opened will b? ^designated to the contractor by an officer or officers appointed for that purpose by tLe Secre tary of War, and ihe amount which may be 1 agreed upon for opening each will be paid after 1 each has be>en completed,and found, up^n exarcl- ! nation by an officer or officers, appolnu das above, ' to be conformable, in all respects, to the stlpula- i tlons of the contract j but no payment will be made on account of any work done towards open- i lng either chat nei until after such channel shall have been completed, examined, and approved, I as above specified. At the expiration of one-third of ttc time dur- i lng which the channels are to be kept open. I elgnty per cent of one-third of the whole amount of the contract for keeping open will be ?aid; at ! toe expiration of two-thirds of the time an addl- j tlonal i ayment of one third of the whole amount contracted for will bs p?ld; ard at theexpiiation of he whole time during which the ohanne sare to be kept open, the twe .ty per cent reined at the j first payment, and the remaining tsird of the ; whole amount of the contract for keeping the channels open, will be paid; but no payment will be made until alter the chunntls have baen exam- ! lned at each period of payment, by an officer or othcers appointed by the Secretary of War and f iundto be In all respects conlorin&ble to con tract. Proposals must be accompanied by evidence of ability to execute the work In the way, and within the time proposed, and should be addressed to the "Engineer Department, Washington," end en dorsed ?? Proposals for opening channels at outleta of the Mississippi riser." When the time within which proposals are to be received has expired they will be opened and considered, and a contract be entered into with the i'ldder or bidders whose plancf operation and evidence of ability to execute the work are most satisfactory to the Secretary of War. To oe Inserted for thirty days In the National In :elligencer, and tbe Evening ftar, Washington; the Commercial Bulletin, and the True Delta, New Orleans; the Mobile Register, Mobile; the Argus, ard the Pennsylvanian, at Philadelphia; the Day Hook, and the Journal of Commerce. New V ork; the Time's, and the Post, Boston; the Republican, and the Pilot, St Louis; theEnqul rer, Clm innatl; and the Democrat, Louisville Account* for advertising, with two copies of paper containing advertisement, to be sent to En gineer Department for payment. au 5d3ut UACZE MERINO AND SILK UNDER SHIRTS and DRAWERS. Another and very large supply of UenUemen'a Underdress this day opened, of every variety of size and quality, such as? Baoxe Silk SHIRTS aad DRAWERS Do Merino Do Do Do Cotton Do Do Do Thread Do Do Do Shaker Do Do Also, s 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 offer the best goods at the lowest and uniform prices, at STEVENS'B m lfi-tf Salesroom, Browns' Hotel. /CORPORATION ?TOCK._**,000 Corpo Vy ration of Washington Stock for sale at IrtHWI CHUBB BROTHERS. EVENING STAR. C??A? DU:ORNET. The subject of the following sketch, which we copj from a late English journal was un doubtedly. in poiue respects, one of the most remarkable men of the preeent century, and a noblo illustration of the triamph of genius over physical disadvantages?one of ti'ose in stances in which some great afflictirm .?hich has descended upon a human being, is acwm paoied by some precious gift-some peculiar arr ingement <>f circumstances. or some happy organization, which neutralises the evil, and places the afflicted person on a level with his neighbors. The sketch is full of interest, and we solicit for it the attention of our readers, feeling certain they may derive both pleasure and instruction from it: On the 6th of January, 1806, in one of the humblest houses of the Hue St. Jacques, at Lille, an infant was born so sadly deformed that they tried to bide him from his mother. While the father wept, the neighbors looked upon the littio stranger with somethiag like fear, and said 'o themselves, " It would be a happy thing if he should die." But th? in fant did not die. and as the mother demanded him with an importunity not to be resisted, he was placed in her arms, and received the I first maternal kiss from hei whose languid I eyes failed to show her the sad reality. I Some days afterwards the bootmaker Du- I c met and his young wife stood with gloomy I faces beside tke cradle of a child born without I arms, and whose lower extremities were little I else than trunks terminated by feet, having I oniy four toe* to each. " No matter,'' the I mother exclaimed ; " I love him," and rais- I ing the infant from the cradle, she pressed I him tightly against her breast. "And 1 too," I her husband said : " at least the unhappy I child shall not go through the world without I a father and a mother " I Such was the entrance into life of Caesar I Ducornet, historical painter, laureate of the I academical schools, recipient of the gold I medal of the exhibition* at the Louvre, and I corresponding member of the Imperial Society I of Agriculture, Science and Art of Lille. I The early childhood of Ducornet was not I unhappy, for infants do not know themselves. I Besides, he had such an agreeable face, such I a quick and precocious intelligence of expres- I sion, and so much odd dexterity about his I movements, that every one regarded him with I sympathy, and good-hearted people even I thought him handsome. Meanwhile the child I grew up, and it became necessary to choose I an occupation for him In that condition of I life in which he wa? born, a man's strong arm I is needed to earn bis daily bread and the un- I fortunate boy had no arms. They could I think of no trade wiiich would suit a person I in such an unhappy condition. And yet it I had been remarked that when joining in the I games of his companions, for his misfortune I (lid not, as might be supposed, seclude him | from the sports of his age, he showed a won- I derful dexterity. He learnt to use his feet I for nearly every purpose for which other per- I sons use their hands, and with au equal fa- I cility and freedom. lie used them to throw I the ball to his companions, to bold a pen, to I cut figures with a pair of scissors, and in other I ways equally marvelous One day the boy I surprised bis parents by tracing on a piece of I paper a number cf ori amental letters admi I rahly executed An old man, a teacher of I writing, who happened to be present, was I affected even to tears at this evidence of in- I nate talent struggling through difficulties, I and offered to give the boy some lessons grat- I uitonsly. Such was the ability he displayed, I that in less than a year he was at the head 01 I the writing master's class. 1 Strange as such ability undoubtedly was, I there was something still more strange yet to I follow. The new pupil showed bis skill not I only in writing, but in drawings and original I designs, which were cxecutcd with equal I ability. The benevolent writing master showed I ; tLese productions to M. Watteau, professor of I i drawing at the academical schools of Lille, I : who, in his turn, was seized with admiration I ! at the wonderful aptitude shown by this I ! strange artist, and caused him to be admitted I ! into the academy. The prdfessor, with great I ; delicacy, placed in the cUss of grown-up pu- I i pilfl, with whom he was comparatively safe I fr>m the jokes and rude remarks of the en- I fantx terrible.*, as the French emphatically I ; call all naughty little boys and girls I At the Academy of Lille, Ctrsar Ducornet I carried off all the prizes one after another, I j and at length received the great medal for I modeling from the life. This victory proved I j a most fortunate occurrence for Ducornet I 1 There is still living in Lille, at the age of I | eighty, a noble-hearted man, whose whole | ' life has been divided between the pursuits of I ! the arts and acts of benevolence. M Demail- I ! ly became the protector of the youth, took I I him to his house, clothed him, fed him, en- I j couraged him in his efforts, ani, in saort, I | acted towards him as though he had been his | > father. When we reflect that the same hand I which sustained the first efiorts of the young 1 painter remained to close his eyes forty years I later, it would indeed seem as though ileav- I ! en created tuch hearts expressly to place in | the way of a great misfortune Sometimes good fortunes, as well as misf r- I tunes, do not come single Soon after Ducor* I I net had found a protector, the Duko of An- I Joulemo, who was visiting the museum at I lille, saw the young artist engaged iu copy. I i ii g a painting by Vandyke. Astonished at I i the sight of such a strange being executing a I I most difficult work of art, the prince con- I ! ceived a consideraole degree of interest in I j him. presented him with a pension of 1,200 I francs, and persuaded him to continue his I studies in Paris Previous to this the people I of Lille had subscribed a sum equal to a pen- I sion of 300 francs for Ducornet. Our artist now started in high spirits for the I oapital, and to complete his happiness, the I benevolent M. Dcmailly followed him there. I Do entered the Academic ltcyale, and was I ooon afterwards admitted into the studio of a distinguished artist. In 1826, six months af ter his entrance into the Academy, he ob tained the third medal, and in the following year the second, in the year 1828 he ap peared among the crowd of competitors for the ? grand prize at Rome. On this occasion a rather singular circumstance took place. The professors, who had been informed of the cu rious figure and conformation of Ducornet, pronounced it physically impossible for him to paint a picture of the required size (4J by Hi,) and struck his name off the list. The circumstance, so far from discouraging 'he young artist, gave him uew oourage, and his first picture was painted exactly of that tize which the professors had declared him unable to compass. The picture is the Farewell of Hector and Andromache, now in the museum of Lille. , - In 1820, the professors of the Academie Roy 1 ale withdrew their rejection of his name, and Ducornet executed the projKJsed subject, Ja cob retusing to deliver the young Benjamin to his brothers. The painting was admitted to ! have merited the second prize, but, strange I to say, the ungenerous spirits who were then ; at the head of the Academy refused to crown a painter without arms, regarding his sucoe^s as a sort of disgrace to the less fortunate competitors who had the proper number of limbs. About this time he quitted the studio of M Lethiere, to fly, as the expression is, on his own wing. The next work of bis pencil was a painting known as the Sla?% Merchants, which is now in the Museum of Arras. During the first few years which' followed the rev olution of 1850, Duoornet obtained orders from the government. Our space does not admit of our following Caesar Ducornet through the remaining ^ents of his life, or of detailing the long lut oT his promotions. Suffice it to say, as regaids the !Hl WEEKLY sl>?. This excellent Famllj and Neva J oornol ?<wi tain in* a greater variety of IrM eating leudtug than ?? he found in uv other?U published eo 8atnr? day morning _ . TIMI. Single copy, per annum 01 S3 TO CL1 M Ptwwplw I5 w Ten coptee 0 * Twenty copies 1* W ITT Casr, iiutiaiT ta timet. l^Slngleeoptea (lm wrappesa) eon V proeurt* tt the ronntrr. Immedtstetv after the I era* of tec paper Price?Teaaa Certs Post masters who art as agents will be all owed a commission of twenty per cent latter, that they were numerous and vnrioue enough to prove that, if their author died poor, it was not for the want of the moat pa tient industry. Suffice it that, durinf a life so'y isolated from the common object* of desire and activity, the ar'itt worked On not only cheerfully but happily; that hia art wan to him all that business. pleaaare, wife, children, and the aoetal intercourse of friend*, are to others; that hia life afforded a proof, not only of the triumph of genius over me. chanical difficulties, hat of the triamph of the human heart over outward aflietfosa, show ing how little 44 The bllaa which only centres la the mind'' depends upon all thoae intrinsic qualities and advantages which we are taught to consider indispensable. Thirty yeara of constant labor had not suf ficed to place Ducornei in a poaition of ease. He lived in the midst of privations, but still ho struggled courageously on At length, one day abcut four montha ago. he waa seite4*rith a stroke of paralysis. and on the 27th ot April. 1859, the painter of Lille expired in ih? urms of hia father and of M Damailly. For a long time peat these two old men had been the whole world to poor Ducornet. Ekglish Traitb, by Ralph Waldo Emer son, the long expected latest work of the great Transcendentelist, will be ready for publica tion on the first of Aucuet It it a thorough analysis of English character, which ia con sidered mostly from a highly favorable point ->f view, and discussed in the tone of a aenai ble practical man of the world, and not in that of a poet or philosopher, and atill leas in that of a historian or a atateaman. Land, races, mannera. character, wealth, aristocracy, religion, literature, the univeraittee, and taa Times newspaper, are the chief topics. There is little account of pereona in the book Len dor, Coleridge. Wordaworth, and Onrlyle only are described. Mr. Emerson oalled on Wordaworth at Kydal Mount "ilia daughters called in their father, a plain, elderly, white-haired man, not prepoa sessing, and disfigured by green gofglea. tie sat d<>wn. acd talked with great simplicity He had juat returned from a journey. Hia health was good, but be had broken a tooth by a fall, when walking with two lawyera, and had -aid he was glad it did not happen forty years ago; whereupon they had praiaed hit philosophy." At tbe time of Mr. Emeraon's firat vlait W> England, Carlyle ?vas living on a farm in the south of Soot land. i found the house amid desolate heathen ry hills, where the lonely tebolar nourished hia mighty heart. Carlyle was a man from his youth?an author who did not need to hide from his readers, and as absolute a man of the world, unknown and existed on that hill farm, as if holding on his own terms what 19 best in London lie whs tall and gaunt, with a cliff like brow, self-possessed, and hold icg his extraordinary powers of conversation in easy command ; cl i aging to his northern accent with evident relish; full of livaly anec dote. and with a streaming humor which float ed everything he looked upon Emerson says of Savage LaadorM Be glo rified Lord Chesterfield more than was nec cegsary. and undervalued Burke, and under valued Socrates ; designated as three of the greatest of men, Washington, Phocion, and Timoleon; much as our phrenologists, in their lists, select the three or the six beat pears 4 for a small orchard and did not even omit to remark the similar termination of their name. ' Colertfge Mr. Emerson described as?? A short, thick old man, with bright, blue e/es and fine clear complexion, leaning on his oane He took snuff freely, whieh presently soiled his cravat and neat black *uit. He asked whether 1 knew Alston, and spoke warmly of his merits and doings when be knew him In Rome ; what a master of the Titianeeqee he wa?, Ac. He spoke of Dr. Channing It was an unspeakable misfortune that he should have turned out a Unitarian after all. On this he burst into a declamation on the folly and ignorance of Unitarianism?its high un reasonableness. When be stopped to take breath. I inttrp^sei that * While T highly val ued nil his explanations, I was bound to tell him I was born and bred a Unitarian ' 4 Yes,* he said, 41 supposed so; and continued as before. He eaid he knew all about Cnitarinn ism perfectly well, because he had once been a Unitarian ai.d knew what quackery it was He had been called the Rising Star of Uoita _* ? II rianism." Mr. Latham a*d the Pittercrg aed 8rwe benville Railroad ?Mr. Latham arrived here on Monday last, in company with Mr. John S. King, one of the contractors, to com plete the Pittsburg and Steubenville railroad At a meeting of the Board yesterday, In ac cordance with a previous arrangement, Mr Isaac Jones, the President of the Company, voluntarily resigned his office, to take effec' on the 1st October, and Mr Latham wa? unanimously elected President of the Com pany, as a reward for tbe important aervicea which he hia rendered ia bringing to a suc cessful termination tho contrast to finiah. equip and run the road. We learn that Mr Latham has acting as an assistant in the banking house rf "Joh a Thompson. Ksq . New York, nearly ever eiooe the failure of the house of Selden, Withers A Co., of Washington city In the failura of SelJcn. Withers A Co., Mr. Latham's reputation as a negotiator and financier had suffered very materially, but whatever damage it may have tuatained by the unfortunate susjienaion of that hou?e has been fully repaired by his able and successful initiation and prosecution of the contract which he has made to complete the Pittsburg and Steubenville Railroad. It is evident that noue but an energetic, patient and skillful negotiator, could have made this contract, reconciling tne c onflicting an t jarring interests by which the road w u suiounded. Wc understand the work will he commenced in a few days, with a strong force of men, and all, czoapt the bridges, will be finished in December next.?Pittsburg pap4r, 271A. r>nEi.iiRorsi> Railroad?The Richmond Dispatch says : On the 4th of July last, a vel 1 w fellow, named Jordan Preston, owned by Messrs T. A S. Hargrove, tobaooonists, ex hibited his independence by running off from his masters, and as they suppoaed his object was to escape to a free State, they cfNred a reward of &3O0 for his apprehension. On Pri day night last, tbe owner of this negro, hav iag reasons to believe that he was about mak lrg an effort to get toW aahington, sent Messrs. Wm. Hargrove and Wm. 8 Jenkins in that direction, and when they got near Aqula Creek, they discovered Jordan on the Rich mond and Frederick cars, under the care of a white man. They immediately seised the negro, but unfortunately, in tha excitement, the white man gave them the slip and mads good his escape Jordan had disguised him self by blacking his face and having hi* hair curled, but the two young men knew her so well, that they had no difficulty in recognising him. It Is proper for us to atf, that no blame is attached to the officers of the Richmond and Fredericksburg Railroad Company, ae the negro was put on tbe cars by a white man. wh. gave the requisite security that all *ea right. Jordan had a forged emancipation faper signed Loflin B Ellett, and had changed is name t} John St Clair. Fruit aid Vegetable Trapr ?Ond thou sand baskets of peaches where shipped from Norfolk by one of the N Y steamers Barly apples are also shipped to Baltimore Tha sweet potato trade will commence shortly?a few barrels having already been sold at