Newspaper of Evening Star, August 11, 1856, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated August 11, 1856 Page 1
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WASHINGTON, I). C\, MONDAY. AUGUST II, 1856. NO. 1,094. THE EVENING STAB, rCRLIUHKD EVERT AFTER MOOM, (EXCEPT SUNDAY,) At ?*? Sfr PviHinfs ttmir ?/ Ptmmtfiwami* ae?im ???< f <????:* Strut, Bj W. D. WALLACH, Will be Krrrd to raheerlbers by ~arrter* at SIX AN? A QUARTER CENTS, payable weekly to the Agent*; papers served In *^ckages at 37# efBtx per month. To mail subscriber* the sub scription price I* THREE DOLLARS AND F1F. TY C RN TS a ror t'a ad vane*, TWO DOLLARS for sh month*, and ONE DOLLAR for three months; f ir last than three months at the rate of 13 ? cent* a week. fiy SINGLE COPIES ONE CENT. orriciAL. TaE&4t7RY D*pa*t**wt, May 2S, 196?. No'lce 1* he?"by given to the holder* of the st?ek !???ied pursnant to the net of Conors** of vtd July, l*Wl, that an'ih stock la redeemable by Its terms, and will be paid at the Treasury on the *urr*ader of the eertlf eate* thereof, on the 12th cf November next, when Interest thereon will ream. This department will continue to purchase such ?lock prior to wild day of redemption, and will pay therwfor the fallowing premium, In addition to the Interest accrued to the day of purchase, with one day's Interest for the money to reach tie vendor: On such stock received at the Treasury between t*.e 1st day of Jane and the 31st day of July, la elusive, one-half ef one per cent, on the amount* spec*. Bed In the cert Ilea tea; Oa such stock received between the 1st and 31st days of August, one-fourth of one per cent; And en sueh stock received after theSlst day of August, the Intereat accrued thereon, and one day's additional Interest only, will be paid. Cevtlflsate* of such atoci transmitted under this nntlee mast be duly assigned to the United States by the party entitled to receive the pur chase money; and when sent prior to the lat July the current hs.lf year's Interest mu t also be as signed by the present stockholder, otherwise snch Interest wUl be payable aa heretofore. And notice is farther glvpn to holders of other ?tick* ef the United States that this department will pnrehaae the same between the 1st day of June and the 1st dny of December next, unless the su:n ef i 1,500,twoshall be previously ob'alned, 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'a additional Interest for the mon"y to reach the vendor, the following rates of prenlurn: On stock of the loan of 1849, a premium of 10 per sent; On st >ck of the loans of 1947 and 1848 a premium of 1? per cent.; And en stock Issued under the act of 9th Sep tember, 13S0, co nam only called Texan Indemnity ?tock, a premium of 6 per cent. Certificates transmitted under 'hlyiotlce 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 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. Payment for all the foregoing stocks will be made by drafts on the assistant treasurers at Bos ton, New York, or Philadelphia, as the parties entitled to reeeive the money may direct. JAMES GUTHRIE, mt*-dl!2Nov Secretary of the Treasury. HATS: HATS! JUST RECEIVED A FULL SUPPLY OF hne dmb Beaver ventila ted HATS, which 1 offer at S3 50; they are the best 11 *ts for the prloe in the United State*. The best blacx drees Hat* got up in h* latest style for S3 50. as ?as those nsuaiiy sold : and a good fiif-Llon able Hst at Si-, *~orth S4; snd a firs'-rate Hat, S2 50. The be?t materials and tie best workmanship 1* nployed to produce a #5 Hat, which Is sold for S3 50. We do a cash business, meet wRh no los m*, but jjive each customer full value for his money, re N B Agent for Drlscoll's Balna of a Thousand Fiewen Pr'ce 35 cents per bottle ANTHON V, 7th street, near Pa. avenue. Agent for a New York Hat Company. miW-tf JONAS r. LETT, ncroxtax ana iiilis in WUTZS, LIQUORS, CI0AR3, ASD 71*1 GROCERIES, OesaralCommiaiion A Forwarding Merchant INaURAtfCS AND BILL BROKER, Mo. 474 Pa. a v., two doors below U. 8. Hotel, WasEmaTOR Citt, D. C. ? S-ly 1 Stuns* anu uauze undir oar. meats f*r ???tlemea.?Welnvitsattention of Gentlemen in want of Slalk, Lisle Thread, Merino, or Cotton Under Garmeats, for the pres ent m?sc<i, to our superior stock We are deter mined to se.l them f'om this day forth at reduced rloes, as we wish jo prepare /or the fall trade tve as a call and biy cheap. GEO H B WHITE CO.,Gent's Furnishing St*re, 333 Pa. av , bet. 'J.h and ll*th at*. Jy 13 6' COPARTNERSHIP NOTICE. 1HAYE THIS DAY ASSOCIATED WITH me In the wholesale and retail Grocers busl neaa Norval W Burchell, and ltwlli hereaftw be condu ted under the aaine and style of King A Burchell. 1 would ask for the firm the continuation of the kindness of my former c wtomers, both in mde and lofiueuc*. <au I) Z. M P KING. CHANGE OF HOURS. ON AND AFTER MONDAY. THE 30th of June, the Steamer GEORGE m . JP* w PAGE will ran at the following hours: Leava Alexandria at 4*, 8, 10, 12, 3*,4#, and ftM o'clock. Leave W aahlngton I, 9, 11,1#, 3#, 5 ?, and 7 o'clock. je3v-tf BLLIS L. PRICK, Captain. rpHI ITEAMER 6EORAE VTASHIRO. A. TON will depart at the follow* r | *-|k * t* lag hoars: iflnwieHtJi Leave Alexandria 7tf, #, 11, IK, 3*, 5* Leave Washington...s. 10.13, 3Jf, 4#, I# Je 3S-d JOB CORSON, Captain ? OR MOUNT VERNON. ON TUESDAYS AND FR1DAYS.?FARE, ROUND TRIP, SI: FROM A LEX AN DK1A 75 CENTS.?The | steamer THOMAS COLLYER leai lea at ? aad Alexandria at9# o'clock. Coaches leave the Capitol for the boat at b ji o'clock. Coach fare 10 centa. Per&a;is wuhlug the coaches will leave their re?ld*nce with George A Thomas Parker. Refreshments on the boat. BAM'L BEDNEY, Captala. WHY PURCHASE PIANOS FRO.H irresponsible traveling agents, when yau can get In Washington city! T I lTT? the very b?t quality at prices which wrfl V>?* guar V ELLW'S* l0WM"J the country from JOHN Alwaya oa hand, from 30 to 30 Pianos of every style ana lalsh. second-hand Pi*nos taken ii exchange Pianos for rent, Ac Remember? No 306, between ?th and 10th sta near Saving* Bank. jy 31' Hands on tour poikktI books. THE WHITE HATS ARE ABOUT. ? We have a very fine assortment of Pa<hlon ahls White Beaver and Felt Hats, of all unities and prlc s, to which we respect I u 'ally lnvli- th? attention of all In want We of th D' tor them at rednced prices Call at GEO H B. WHITE A CO.'3 Fashionable Hat. Cap, ai.d Geat's Fururshlag Es'ablishiuent, 33a Fniasvl vaalaavenue, between 9th and 10th st*. Jy 13 ,R MUNSON, AT 338 PENN'A A V KX 1" K 1* still mmktn^ thoe? beautiful continuous GI'H TEETH, called' Aliens Patent, for the excel ency nt*?. t r which over all other stylos of teeth, many now wearlag them In this city, will ch?erfullv v?ach There Is one Dentist In this cltv who nas been infriaging the patent, aad made a bad. imitation of It, against whotn I hereby caution the public B. Whenever a Deatlst speaks aga.'nst AlleeNs Patent Cooltauoaa Gum Teeth, whea / roperip eoniirttcied, It la because he Is Ignorant of the pro in com 'tent to make the work, or la unwu.lng to pay lor the patent. j^lS tf DE LA HAOOE'l HISTtlRY Of THE gecrrt Societies of Fracoe; 1 vol. Bernard Llle, a b?*el, by the Jon. J Clemens, of Alabama Ltoerty and 31?v?;V, by Professor B ed oe, of th? Unlwntty of Vl%lnla. an ft FRANK TAYLOR. Proposals for Deepening the Outlets of the Mississippi river into the Gulf of Mexico. ENGINEER DEPARTMENT, ) Waihisotor, August 4, l>-5? J pROp()3AL8 WILL BE RECEIVED AT 1. this cfllce until the flrst day of October aext ? ?pe.nln* and keeping open ship channels of sufficient capacity to aooommoda'e the wants of Swouth^t and !'.,, tha s 11 if' ir m1?. T,1?* Mississippi river into the Bulr of Mexico, for which purpose there Tni? *PP")Pr'it*d? by act of Congress of 8th of dolfan M hundred 1114 thirty thousand whlchd^rL,r,?1U*iVd t# ,U,e the amount 'or T they will contract to open each of the wMfh ie .J1** 5?*, lhrou*l?out a well deflnfd ?T .^ ? dred feet't0 * depth of net leas than eighteen feet below the level of ordinary low water, which level will be determined by a b?nch mark on tjie *hore, to be established by aa officer or officers appointed bv the Secretary of War: and 7 m *n?? r.e???8trd to ,tate the longest period ?>f time for which they will contract to keep each channel epen to such width and depth for the res appropristion after the amount of ti.e | bid for opening, If sccepted, Is paid; and to state fnr nr!Tr.i"ep*rR l proposals, the same particulars ?ini,ln-,ke?PlDK ?P? channel to a uniform depth of not less than twenty feet thronvh #ui,? wel1 ??*??ed width of three hundred feet I TMe means by which it may be propoeed to ao coaipllsh the work and the least time necessary for n?al ?& V1?1''"w1"' mu,t b* 'Ul^ la the pro pi>sal for eech depth. r m J?5 ^htQto accePt the oftr which, In theoaia m^kLi nf eta.7i^ W,r' ?rop?? the best method of accomplishing the ob]?ct oontemplated elth BP elther P?P?*al of ?"?y bWd-r for elth?r of the passes, to the exclusion ef the pro served 9*ine bldder for tb? ?^er Is f,Z!?*n?Utnt.Ity.01 Mller npc?wary to be removed from tbe existing channels at the passes to be whT^h1^' ?r t!Le dl,tan,:? either channel to 2hL 'h? work m,,9t 'xtend, In order to obtain "pecJaed depths, cannot, fo. want of ??c*|fate information a* to their present condition, ** stated. Persons who desire to undertake the w.rk are^ expected .therefore, to inform thems el /es h'g It 2 h* best me ins of accomplish - ,^ft'r.a contract has been en'ered Into, the place ind directions of the channels to be opened will be designated to the contractor by an officer or ?^,a?Flnted!?r that PurP??e by the Secre tary of War, and ihe amount which may be agreed upon for opening each will l>e paid aftrr each has been completed,and found,upon exami na-lon by an officer or officers, appointed as above, to be conformable, In all re-pects, to the stipula tions of the contract; but no payment will be made on account of any woik done towards open ing either channel until after such channel shall have been completed, examined, and approved, is above specified. At the ex- Iration of one third of the time dur ing which the channels ate to be kept open eighty per cent of oue-tulrd of the whole amount or the contract for keeping open will be i ald; at the expiration of two-thlrds of the time an addi tional payment of one third of the whole amount contracted for will bi; ar.dattaeexplmtlon of the whole time during which the ohannels are to be kept open, the twe ty per cent retained at the 4rst payment, and the remaining third of the whole amount of the contract for keeping the channels open, will be paid ; but no payment will be mide until after the channels have baen exam ? lned at each period of payment, bv an officer or oarers appointed by the secretary of War and found to be In all respects coafi/rm*ble to con tract. ? must be accompanied by evidence of ability to execute tiie work In the way, and within the time proposed, and should be addr? ?sed to the ''Engineer Department, Washington,'- and en dorsed ?' Proposals for opening chaauelsatoutl'ts of the .Mississippi river When the time within which proposals are to be received ta? expired they will be opened and considered, and a contract be entertd into wi'h the bidder or Ifidden whoa" plan of operation *i?<l evidence of ability to execut** ti e work are ir,o&t satisfactory to the secretaiy of War. To be Inserted for thirty da> sin the National In telligencer, and the Evening Star, Wakhlnifton: the Commertial Bulletin, and the True Deitu, New Orleans; the Mobile Reenter. Mobile; the Argus, and the Pen .sylvailan, at Philadelphia; the Day Book, and the Journal of Commerce, New York; the Times, and tiie Post, Boston; the Republican, and the Pilot,ft Loiim; the.inqui rer, Cincinnati; ard ti.e Democrat, ..oulaville Accounts for advertising, with two copies ol paper containing advertherrunt, to be sen* to En glneer Department for payment. au 5d3?>t vjj P. HHOVIR'8 bout, shok, and ^5* TRUNK ESTAB LISHMENT?I have on band the largest and mont extensive assort ment o' Gentlemens' and Ladles'Sole I.eath , erTravJlng Trunk, Iron! and Wood Frame] racking Trunks, Vall-I^^..^^?^ ces. Bonnet Boxes, new siy>e; Carpet of all s^rln and qua!Itlea A^o, a general assortment of Ladles , Gents', Boys' and Ml&xes Shces, all colors and stiles. All wishing to purchase any Oi the above attlcl"* will fln<flt to their advan tage to examine my stock before purchasing else where Call at 8 p HOOVLK'sf Iron Hall Penn. ave , bet. tfth and 10th ir*t streets. J. CONNELLY, Undertaker, mo 423 Stv*ntk sirsel, %mt?t sitU, lit. G and ht WOULD RESPECTPULLV INFORM the citizens of WashLu,rton n"d ? the adjoining counties tLat he 1 s^J?paa? prepared to attend to all orders at the shortest notice and on the met;* liberal terms' He will spare no pains to give entire satisfaction on aJl occasions. He guarantees to preserve the time lke wanneBl wealhw "y length of A large snpply of reauf made COFFINS of all size* and qualities, always on Aland. Shrouds, Carriages, Hearses, and every other article furnished of the best quality. A share of the public patronage la respectfully solicited. mar v4-tf WATCHKS, JEWELRY, SILVER * PL.A tjlo ware, albata fores, sec. Mat greatly reduced prices. w galt a bko. are mow offer lag a splendid assortmeut of the above goods at lo wer rates than they have ever sold them Of extra ftae WATCUES they name thone above made by Cooper, Adams, Taylor, Dixon, Tobias, Bersley, Johnson. Jur geuaaea, Vacheron, and all <*h? makers of celabrlty. ELEGANT JEWELR V. Diamond, Pearl, Florentine, Mosaic, and Caineo Broeaes In aetu and single pleoes, Gold Chains, Seals, Keys, Ac SILVER WARE. Solid Silver Tea sets, Walters, Pitchers, Goblets, Cupa, Forks. Spoons, Ac EXTRA FLATED WARE. Tea sets, Cake Baskets, Catlors, Waitern Pitch ers, Gob eta, Albata Fcrks, Spoons. Enirlitik and Ataerlcn Table Cutlery. Spectacles and *.ye Glasses of every foms In t>oId, Silver, and floe Steel frames All goods warranted as represented. M W. GALT A B?0., Jyyo^tf 381, Pa. ave , bet tfth and lOths K .iNTHOnY Bl't'HLT, UNDERTAKER, Chop and Residence Jfo 808 Fonn's svenno, ?outh side, between 0th and 10th ?u. Having provided himself vtith aa ELEGANT HEARSE, ?nd all necessary ooavenlenees lot\ properly conducting hl? busknesa, would respectfully inform the public that he Is ?T.i7 Pr/"Pai'*<1 to All all orders entrusted to him, at the shortest notice, and la the beat noanner. n#t.r?F*BuPPly of READY-MADE COFFINS JtL? *?"aalways on hand, which will be fur a. . mo9t reanonsble terma. entire^?iSf?If,no P*1" will be spared to give N H uhc on 0n ail occx&loas. Dk oa ibo premises, orders will fff-H?7 atte,lded tu at ail hoara MRS. 31, e, HARVEY, (Bvccassoa to Jambs F. Haavay, pboiaskp,) UNDERTAKER No. 410 Stvntk ttrtit, btw,tn G and H Begs leave to inform the pub'lip that she hss la her employ the same peraons that were lormerlyti^E^Z^y la the establishment, who are fully competent to conduct the Uadurtaklng Business' and that every attention will be given to calls' <latr nt nlrvKf ?m * * m ?a ? ' ? ? - ??/ ? ?? "??? g* ? v*a y>mll day or night, as heretofore. n if am HTOC'K .?(9,000 Corp ton Stock for sale at CMVDD BROTHERS. /CORPORATION STUCK?S-,0 >0 Cerao Vy ^rloa of W ashlagtoa Stock lor sale at PROTECTION AND INDEMNITY FROM LOSS BY FIRE ! SvUrrHeii Capital and Surplus |1,35S?131 13. FARMERS AWD MECHANICS' INSUR AKCE CO , OF PHILADELPHIA. OJfice MTihvat corner Pennsylvania avenue and nth t'reet, Jfathinston City, D. C. STATEMENT OF BUSINESS FROM THE 1ST day of Au?ti>t to the 31?t day of December, 1855: Am >unt received in marine premium*. .$W,94i 31 Do fire premium* 3K,ff08 82 Total premiums for five montk* lPt.151 13 Capita' l,'J50,0Gi 00 1,358,151 13 Invested as follower Rond* of Allegheny county, Pittsburg, aid Philadelphia City6'? f78,7s21 66 Raiiroa 1 bo:nl?, cost 33,400 00 Lf aini o.r first mortfcaje of real estate.. 50,930 00 I)?? stocks, collateral 30,384 00 Ca*h in ba-:k and on hand 11,092 Capita' suh*crib',d I,047,7(i0 00 Premium notes, not mauueri 66 387 31 Due from a?euts (secured by bonds)... IR.HS3 61 Expenaeajmd ccminismung 11,664 33 1,358,151 13 Total ameunt of los?**? reported to lit January, 1856: Fire $1,666 66 Marian 3,000 00 4,666 66 DIRECTORS. Hon. Thos B. Fl rence, Charles liingee, lieorge II. Arm-trong, Thoina* Manderfie'd, Charles \ Rubvam, Edward R. Helmbold, (3eor?.i HelmMId, F. Carroll Brewster, Jamss E Neall, I.eac Leech, Jr. THOMAS B. FLORENCE, President. EDWARD R. HELMBOLD, Secretary. LOCAL SURVEYORS. Charles VVa'ter, No. 397 D street Jno. M. Thornton,corner First street and Virginia avcnHe. James William*, No 22 Pour-and a half street. MARINE SURVEYOR. Capt J. P. Levy, No. 474 Pennsylvania avenue. GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT. John Thomson. The business of this Company will compare fa vorably wiih the mw nucce-mf'il of similar institu tions la the United States From the 1ft day ot August, 1B."5, in five months, tip t > 1st January, 1856, the premiums received am tunted to the large sum of ope hundred and eight thousand, one hunlred and friy-Oiie dollars, with only f->riy six hundred and eh y-stx dollars losses reported. With the *? eviilences of success and good man aTtm.'Ut, the directors feel justified in soliciting a ?ha'e of pub'ic patronage, believin* that the secu rity offered is iniile and thai a'l *air claims will be a ijustrd more according to equity 'han legal techni calines. With a view of affording ample indemnity to the pub ic, the company have deposited with MXSSR3 DUNCAN, SHERMAN, k CO., OF NEW YORK, THKIR BANKERS, Cash and premium notes to provide an accruing Trust Fund of One Hundred T/u.uiand Dollars, To ba held by tnem a* alditiona! socurity to policy lioMers for tb' payment of losses. The company is prepared to ism* policies against loss or i!aina;e'by fire on DWELLINGS, Fl'RNI TU?tf, MILLS, MAN U FACT'jP?| lis, WAKE yUCdISS, a'.l riftscriptioas o( BUILDINGS, and their content", or all kinds of Mf BCDANDISB, trausfM.rtfd by VKFSPLH, STEAMBOATS, CA NAL B 'ATS, flAIL-tOADS, a nl the n?-nal con veyances to or from a>-y portion of EUROPE and AM&KICA, and on the hulls of STEAMBOATS navigairg the western waters T. e laies of prt mi-m will b^ a- low as other e^rn, anies, and in fix n? them eveiy improvement in construction a;id arrangi ment will be taken into consideration. All los>??< speed;!y aljusted and pr mptly (aid. Oflice northwest c rner Pennsylvania avenue and Seventeenth street, Washington city, D. C. Insurance alto he cfiectcd at the Home Office, S'orthueit corner IValnut and Second Streets, Phila delphia. ANo, at ihe Company's s: New York? A VV. Th m^in, No 10 Wall street. Boston? Oliver Brewster, No t Si at e street. Haltimvc? II II Kiel ards >n, No. 7i Ka'tim ire strut t. O-rcin imti- Tay.or k Anthony. Ola-lesti n?J. II. Tay lor, No 121 K. Bay street. New Orleans?Ffa mau D< ane. Montgomery?Mb?>rt W lfiam-. Mobile? A. C. Waugh. Piiuburg?T. J, No. 90 W'a'cr str?t *. Savannah- A. Wilbur, No. Ill Bay *treet. Au^u^ta?Gnardi y, Wbyte k <3o. Atlanta? Marcus A. Bell. Trenton?Narr k Cocks Fond du La;?Rob rt A Baker. Virk*b ire?J. Putnam. HufTalo?A Backer. Memphis?W. E. Milton. Detroit ?Themas I'a'mer * dou. Milnaukie?A. Wkliingtuii llart. WelUburg, Virginia?Danfonh Brown, jr. Erie, Pennsylvania?Allen A. Cialg. Wye mi i g, Pennsylvania-R. C. Smith. Louis ville?H. tl.Tlmbe.Iake. Nashville? Jfsrph Na b. Port'aad?D Robinson, jr. Chicago?K P. Ward t^at F aicisoo? Wil.iam Bijrgs. 8t. Louis?1 hos. K. Conrtecay, general ar*nt lor the southern and western rttaies. And in otter principal cities of the United S a'.ca by authorized officers of the com pany. je 14-lyl AGENCY OF TUK Alliance Insurance lo. of Philadelphia, Capital $300,000! Annual report for the year ending January 1, 1856. Atatti ot tii* Company, coii*!filnf of Bonds sad Mort<?xM on nnei^fumbared real ttUln $110,C04 OS Htock* of other CorpontUoiis, worth p?r 15,620 00 Cft?b on Intud SI tv>C ss Bills v?blt, coanlstUtf of Marlus uotn anil ?kurt luaiiS |S(XI 7t 8vo k Di>t?a 114,S? SI.S3* TO I21S.420 00 Wtiola r?c?lpU for ).i?mtoma durlDK the r?ar $HJ,bl2 0& Paid for loasM aud ?X|><iunKa <larlu|[ the year 71,121 M P M. M'iRlARTY, President. J . MORRIS THOMPSON, Secretary. THE GREAT WESTERN FIRE INSUR ANCE CO OF PHILADELPHIA. Capital 8500,000. Charter Perpetual. DlftKCTOBC, Charles C. Lathrop,53J Spruce street. Alexander Wbllden, merchant, 14 North Front street. John C. Hunter, Arm of Wright, Hunter A Co. E. Tracey, Arm of Tracey &. Haker. John R McCurdy, firm of Jones, White & McCurdy. Isaac Hszlchurst, attorney and counsellor. James S Smith, firm of Jas B Smith tc Co. Theo W Baker, Arm of Tracy & Baker. R. S. Walton, 360 Market street Tbomas K Limerick, 534 Spruce street. John J. Baker, Goldsmith's Hall. CHARLES C LATHROP, President. THOMAS K LIMERICK, Secretary. Risks changed from other companies to this, no charge for policy fee. Enquire at the oflce of J. E. Kendall, over R. Morrow's ExchangeOflloe first door West of W. B. Todd's Hat Store, on Pennsylvania avenue. ma/.taa DAVID MYERLE, Agent. Proposals for Copper-plate Engraving. I OjFICB SuPKKINTRNDBif f PUBLIC PBIRTIRe,; Washington, JulySS, 1856 Duplicate proposals will be re celved at this otllce until the 14th day of August next, at 1 '2 o'clock m , for engraving up on bteel or copper, In the highest style of the sev eral styles of the art of steel or copggr-plate en graving, various maps, profiles, panoramic views and views of sceneiy required to illustrate the several reports of surveys of a railroad route to the Pacific ocean. bach proposal must be accompanied by satisfac tory evidence of the ability of the peity bidding to execute the work, by specimens of each class or st)le of work bid for, executed iu his or their own office, an? by a statement of the force which can be employed by each upon the work. It i* to be distinctly understood that no bids will be entertained from any parties not directly engaged in, and practioally acquainted with, the s yle of work bid for. The bid- will state separately the pri e. and but one price, for each style of engraving (specif) ing

whether in Sine or otherwise) of each map or plate bid for, and the time required for executing the same. Contracts will be entered into with, and bonds with se'urity will be required from, the success ful bidders for their faithful execution of the work bid for. . , , All work will be required to he executed "to the satisfaction of the Secretary of War." The work can be inspected by persons desirous of bidding therefor, upon application at this of fice. The proposals must be addressed, one to the "Chairman of the Committee on fiEngravlng," "House of Representatives Unlfd States/' and eoe to A. <3. Seaman, Superintendent Public Printing, Washington, D C ,axd be flalnly en dcrsed TiProposals tor Steel or Copper-piste En: gpsvlag." A. S. SEAMAN, jy &dU4t*Anc .Superintendent. Educational. fair Sill boarding school for gikls. T'HK TENTH TKRM OF THIS 1NSTITU "on "win commence on the 8th of the ninth month (September) next Circulars cortalnlr.g farther information in re gard to the School will he furnished to person* w ? -em on ?PPHc*tion to K S KIRK, or WV H FARQUHAR, at Olney Post Offl*e, Montgomery county, Maryland au 7-8w youno ladies sesiiaary, Corner 9f Dumbarton and Montgomery streett, Otorgetoten, I). C MRS. gevl WHEELER, Principal. HHHE DUTIES OF THIS INSTITUTION a will be resumed on Monday. September 1st, wi n renewed exertions on the part of the princi pal for the JnteLectaM, moral, and religious im provement of pupil* committed to her care. Mrs W . tender* her thanks to her frieud* and patrons for the liberal amount of patronage she has received and respectfully nelicits a continua tion of the same. Circulars obtained on application to the Princi pe au 7-tSeplS EDUCATION. rpiIE EIGHTH annual SESSION OF the -A Classical and Mathematical Academy under the direction and government of the undeirigntd wla commence on Monday, September 1st Number of pupils limited to 46. Four boy*, between the ages of 10 and 16. can be received as hoarder*. ' Term*: #*o per ten months 'or board, tuition washing, Ac. Academy Room No Ml West st Georgetown, D. C. T.W.SIMPSON, ' a'' G-lw Principal. CENTRAL ACADEMY. SILAS MERCHANT, ) M REV G. W DORRANCE, \ P*i*cipals. ^pHE next annual SESSION OF THIS R- Academy will commence on Moudiv, Sen tem.?er 1st. 18C6. For terms *ee circular* at the prin lpal Hook Store* au i.jj FRENCH AND ENGLISH FEMALE SEW IN AH Y FOR BOARDING PUPILS. BY M. A. TYSON A SISTERS. rpHlS SEMINARY IS SITU ATED AT A LN 1 wick, midway on the Baltimore and Wash ington Railroad and Turnpike. The Fall term will commence on Monday, 1st of September, at which time the pupil* are de sired to be in attendance. Incre?fed facilities are afforded for the acquisi tion of Music and French. whl'st the English branches rece'.ve that instruction necessary for a through education. Every accommodation and comfort are t-fforded f.>r a 'arge number of pupil*. For further particulars circular* may be bad at the principal Bookstores, and at Or Tyson's Drug store, corner of 10th and I street*. Washi- g toa- jy29-eoUrepl THE UNION ACADEMY. 'A. Richards. Mrs. Z. Richards, Prtn. C. A, Prlu I" F" * THE NEXT ANNUAL SESSION OF THIS Institution, and of tbe UNION FEMALE ACADEM Y, will commence on MONDAV Sep tember 1, 185?. jy23-3m Houses, &c.f for Rent and Sale. For rent?several handsome Par lors and Chambers, with board. Also table and transient board Inquire at Mrs. SMITH'S, 333 F street. nov*7? tf For rent?the desirable store, No. 558 Seventh street, opposite Centre Var ket, Sited up with shelving,counter, gas fixture*, awning, Ac. Possession given immediately Apply to ROBT. C. BROOKE. jyH-tf I^OR RKNT ? SEVERAL tXCE'.LENT Brick and Frame Houses, north of Peun'a. aven-j^, between 14th and 15th s'reet* we*f. Aver aging from ten to eighteen dollars per month Inquire of J P HILTON. No. 375, 11th street we*t, or F street north. No.210. au 5- J. P. HILTON, Agent and Collector. FOR RfcNT.?DWELLING HOUSE,~NO. 334, Pennsylvania avenue north side between 9:h ard l(th streets. One of ftebest locations in tbecity. I rnmt-dUte passession piveii. Apply to GEO H B. WHITE A CO., oa the premises,or to CHARLES H. LANE, Gent's Furnishing Store, 4524 Penn. avenue. an 2 FOR SALE.?A TRACT OF LAND, CON tainlng about 45 acres, on the Heights of. Georgetown, being a psrt of the Valley View Farm, the residence or tbe 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 to 400 feet, above tide water, and has a fine view of Washington, Georgetown, and the adjacent val ley of the Potomac. It will be sold entire or in lots Also, a large Frame Dwelling-house and Lot on the corner of Fifth and H street* west, Wash irgton city. Apply at Valley View Farm, or to Dr. H. King, No B0 Prospect street, Georgetown, D. C JelB-tf [Intel] E.J.KING. For rent, with or withoutsteam POWER?The large, airy, convenient, and well ft&tshed Hall next doer to the Star Build ings It is 50 by 80 feet in the clear, with high ceiling, and Is capitally lighted Also, the store immediate:)' under the west half of said hall, 25 by 80 feet, fronting directly on Pennsylvania avenue, in the heart of the business portion there of, (no other such desirable butlnes* stands are now being offered to the public ) They will be rented separately or together. For terms apply to GEORGE HILT., Paperrnaker, Bridge ?>treet, a few doors west of the omnibus stand, George town , or at the Star Office counter. N B.?If renters desire to carry on any haziness requiring steam power, they can be accommo dated with shafting attached to the new and pow erful engine of the Star Newspaper and Job Printing Office, manufactured oy the Messrs Ellis, and arranged so as to furnish ample power. If required, to renters of the premises advertised above. Je 20-tf The lease en the above property will be NUI3ANCE9. Or pics or the Commissioner or Health, > August 1, lb50. > THE BOARD OF HEALTH OF THE CITY of WHShlngton, at a meeting held on the30th July, declared the following to constitute nuis ances : Dead carcases, dead fish, and offals of fish, heaps of oyster shells. Offal* from butcher's stalls, slaughter-houses, or tanyards. Stagnaut water in ponds, marshes, sewers, or cellar*. Foul stable*, foul cow-houses or cow-pens, foul privies, and hog styea. Decaying vegetables nnd fruits of every descrip tion whether eatlre or thote portions thereof not used as food which may be thrown out A 1 ashes, rubbish, shaving*, or re'nse sub stances ct any trade, occu:atlon. or business. Filth, stable manure, soapsuds in pools, drain age from dye-houses and soap factories. Horses going at large with glanders, farcy, or any otber contagious di?ease Houses or buildings In a state of dilapidation or any other dangering the lives or property of those in the vicinity CHARLES F. FORCE. au 4-w4w Commissioner of Health. Etiquette, social ethics, din. ner Table Observances; 1 vol, London, 3? Mots Domestic Cookery; Soups, Fi?h, Gravies, and Saiues, 1 vol. London 10cents Domerttlc Cookery; Routing. Boiling, Stewing, Dishes, Poultry and lit me, 1 volume, London. 19 cents Dooie*tlc Cookery; Vegetables, Oinelettrs, Con fectlonery, Ac., Ac , 1 volume, London, 19 cents Carving, Service. Kitchen, and Table Arrange ? ments, I vol, London, 19 cents. Imported per last steamer. au 6 FRANCK TAYLOR. ROOT A GHANNJSS. MA.ROOT. O N 8 R AIIH IBS . Photographic, Ambrotype, and Oaguerrean Gallery. IB NOW OPEN AT NO. 3M PENNSYLVA ala avenue, near Seventh street, whe'e Photo grapts. colored or plain; Ambrotypea tinted and olored, new style; and Daguerreotypes, are taken in the hlgnest perfection of the art. The public aie respec fally Invited to visit our Gallery whether desiring pictures or not Jy r * EVENING STAR. AMERICAN AET AND ARTISTS, i Mr. Editor : In perusing your paper of yen, tcrday, I was struck with one or two errors%i the remark? and allusion, with regard to onr artists, taken from tbe Knickerbocker, which, though of no great importance, should stand in need of proper correction in the eyos of every editor to whom aocuracy is dtar. I was moreover, a little impressed to see that long list of many of our great men in art placed under the head of -'New York Artists," for the most celebrated therein mentioned came from other parts of the country \ ir ginia, for instance, claims Mr Crawford a? one of her sons It is to tbe whereabouts of this latter gentleman that I would particu larly refer. Although Mr Crawford bas been residing for years past in Rome, he has of late left the Eternal City to return home. On his way he passed through Munich, that great capital, 60 celebrated for its casting founderies, and was received by the Duke, as I hare heard, with the distinction due so great a ge nius. As is well known his great equestrian statue was oast there and I amagine that we shall soon have the pleasure of seeing a mas terpiece of our artist. I crossed the ocean with him on the Fulton, which arrived at New York on the 17th ult : and I imagine be is either iu this city or at Richmond In fact, I have heard that he has established here a temporary studio, so that every lover of art should endeavor to find him out, and visit his work or works whatever thev be. The busts of Mr. Powers, if not unrivalled, as you say. arc at least unsurpassed. But he seems to have, of late, I might venture to say, altogether abandoned the inikii.g of busts; or rather to further his project, asks the most exorbitant prices in hopes that he may receive as few orde?s of that character as pofsible lie might honor you in that re spect for SI. 200, but not less. In so doing, Mr. Powers has naturally an aim in view and. I find, a true one. As be no longer labors for his daily bread, bis own genius prompts him to a<*t so; he devotes all his time to the several charming statues be has of late been making His time thus becomes more advantageously, and at the same time more intcrcstii gly tin ployed. The beautiful Pensoroso whioh 1 saw two months ago, is nearly cut in marble. His America, a noble and commanding young fe male figure, is undergoing tbe same process perhaps for this city or our capitol, which should be decorated with all that American genius can produce, lie is^ at present en gaged with his California, which. I imagine, in Tirtisiic finish, will surpass any thin* he has yet produced. It is at least his favorite. I have somewhat dilated in wishing to in form you a-s to the whereabouts of Mr Craw f rdat>d the present occupations of Mr Powers. Yet, allow me to express my cordial cotcur rence in the opinion that Mr Page approaches Titian more than any man living Miiny years has he devoted to the study of that great Italian's paintings?and it has not been in vain But I wonder if old Titian?for he was not far from one hundred ye^rs when he died ?took bo long a time to paint hU portraits And, perhaps, one wou'd suppose that fifty or sixty sittings somewhat trying to his p-tiecce; yet our artist, one of the most fascinating men living, has a tact of wh'Ung away the time, of entertaining y -u in the most charming man nrr. A great English poet once remarked that he sat sixty times f<>r him, and was sorry when they ended. Young Mr Richards, if he be the one I aiA acquainted with, is now iu Italy, painting a series of pictures, ful' "f poetry and beautiful imagination, with the title of the 41 Difficulties of the Peth of Life. ' For years to cime h^ mny, for there is every evidence of it. make one of the greatest laud scape painters of the day. Yet, Mr Editor, I was sorry to see one or two of our prominent artists omitted Mr. Tilton, for ii.stance, now residing in Rome, is becoming a truly great artist llis favorite matter is Claude, and I have no doubt but that he will auccecd in understanding him. in the same respcct as Titian is known to Page. But I might almost say, inferior none it Mr. White. That gentleman studied for sev eral years in Europe, first at Paris, then at Dusseldorf, and finally at Florence and Rome. He studied well, and attained irnch Now in New York, he is engaged in painting differ ent historical pictures, all of which must be of rare merit. Not taking into consideration his accurate drawing. Mr. White has gained a reputation by the force of his coloring, wbiuh he has shown in his "Columbus," ' The. warning to John Smith,' and others Lastly, not to trespass too much upon y- ur | space, why do 1 not find the name of Mr Read on the list?Mr Read our poet-artist, who, whilst with a beautiful and fertile im agination lie gives to the world a " New Pas toral" and "The House by the Sea," produces at the s:yne time some of those charming com positions, whie'u for taste and arrangement are seldom surpassed. If wearied in mind by constant thought, whilst with pen in hand he writes off those beauties which have charmed the world, he resorts to his studio, takes in hand his pallet and brushes, and thus passes his time amongst his paintings He who haa read Mr. Read will doubtless pronounce him a true poet, a man of exquisite taste and of a fertile imagination ; he who had seen his pic tures?but let me mention his''Lost Pleiades," ?artistic composition, arrangement of figures, will go and pronounce him an artist, who, r and graceful drawing, has few or no equals. Mr. Read has returned to Italy. I am happy to say, with many orders, and may he not for get how bis friend* impatiently await the next production by wbioh ho is to iucreasc still more his already wide spread reputation, as a poet. A Subscriber. Waehington, August 2, 1H56. A Village or Womb*.?The following ac count appears in the Augsburg Uaiette The village of Madana. which is about six ty English miles from Rutschued, in Wal lachia, offers at the present moment a curious ethnographical singularity, having been in habited by women only for the last thirty years. At one period, this female population was two hundrea. The ladies did not live li^? warriors, liko the Amaaous of old ; but avoid ed all intercourse wi'.h men, and drove away from their territories all who appeared with matrimonial intentions. The anti-sooial rettle ment is now supposed to be on the decline : at least no more recruits are made from the dis appointed or the love-crossed, and the mem bers of tbe population are rapidly decreasing Mail Robber v.?On yesterday afternoon, General Maguire, special agent of the Post Office Department, accompanied by U Deputy Marshall, Joseph D Steele, arrived in thi.< city, and arrested a youth named James Adkins, recently employed in the Ex press office, for stealing a letter containing From the Murfreesboro' Post Office several weeks since. He was imprisoned in the city jail, and will be off for Murfreesboro' this morning This youth who is not mere than 10 years of age, applied at this (ffice a few weeks ago, and upon producing the propor recommendations obtained work. ? Peter* burg tixpress iyMaking a small provision for youtg men is hardly justifiable, and of all .tb? most prejudicial to themselves. They tnm what they have much larger than it rea. y and make no exertion The young .houM never hear any language but thu 1 ? u have vour own way to make, and it depends upon your own exertion" whether you starve or not," US^fKELY 8TATV Th's exoellent Family u4 Nnn J carnal?eon alalng a grater variety of Interesting readlag tbaa cm fee found In any other?1? published on Satur day moral eg *nn. single copy, pet an nana 9\ *S _ ro citw. Five copies oe Ten copies ? mi Twenty ropicm *. I* M? HT-Ca.m, Iifataii in imici. lT7"Slngier onles (in wrappeft) can be prerared at the counter. 1m mediately after the issue of tbe paper Price?Tbbre Can PosTttasTxas vboartkn ageaits will he allowed a commission of twenty per cent Horrible Traffic in Circaaaian Women. Correspondence of the Lcndon Pent \ There ha* been lately an unusually lar?e number of Circassian* going about the street* of Constantinople Many of them no doubt belonged to the deputation which eats? to petition tlie Porte that their couutry might be taken under the suserainty of tbe Saltan. A considerable portion, however, of the Circas sians now in the capital have ouite another mission than a political one to fulfill They are here as slave dealer*, charged with the disposal of tbe numerous parccls of Circassian girls that hare been lor aome time paxt pour ing into tbia market Pereeiving that when the Russian* shall hare re-occupied the o??a'. of the Caucasus tbls traffic in while iiive? will be oyer, the Circassian dealers hare re doubled their efforta ever sinca tbe com ? mencement of tbe peace conferences to lntro duce into Turkey the greatest possible num ber of women while the opportunity of doing so lasted They hare been s^ successful, r.otwithstand ing the prohibition of the trade by the Porte, and the presence of ao many of Her Maj*aiy * ships in the Black Sea, that never, perhaps, at any former period, waa white human flerti so cheap *8 it is at tbia moment. There ia an absolute glut in the market, and dealers ar<* obliged to throw away their goods, owing to the extent of the aupply, which in many in stances has been brought by steam under tbe British flag In former timea a "good mid dling" Circassian girl was thought cheap at ?100 but at the present moment the same de scription of goods may be had for ?h ' In fact, the creatures are eating their heads off, and must be disposed of at any sacrifice, however alarming. Independently of all po litical, humane and Christian objections to this abominable state of things, there are sev eral practical onea which have even forced themselves on the attention of the Turks With low prieea a low class of purchase:s come into the market Formerly a Circassian slave girl waa pretty sure of being bought into a good family, where not only good treatment, but often rank an 1 fortune nwared her; but at the present low rates the may be taken by any huckater who never thought of keeping a slave before An other evil is that the temptation to poascss a Circassian girl at such low prices ia ao great in the minds of the Turks that many who car not nfford to keep several slaves have been sending their blacks to market, in order to ?uake room for a newly purchased white girl The consequence is that numbers of black women, after beine as many a? eight or tea years in the same band*, have lately been c >n signed to the broker for disposal Not a few of those wretched creatures are 1u a state quite unfit for being sold. I hare it on the authority of a respectable slave-broker that at the present m incut there have been thrown on the mark-.-t unasu illy large number of negresses in the family wsj some of them even tlaves of pashas an . rue:> of rank He finds them so unsalable that he has been obliged to decline receiving any more. A single observation will explain the reason of thin, which might :ippoar strange when compart d with the value that is attachei even to an unborn black baby in aome slave c?untriea. In Constantinople it is eviien' that there is s very large number of negrea'ss living, and having habitual iaterc -ur*c witU their mastfirs -yet it is a rare thing to see a mulatto ' What beoomea of the progeny of such intercourse ' I have no hesitation ia snytng that i* ia got rid of by infanticide. and that there is bardly a fatuity in Stauibout whe*e infanticide is no* practiced in such casei as a mer? matter of course, and wilhoat tbe least remorse or dread The Present Qcee* or Greece?The queen is a woman of thirty-five, who will uot grow old for -lorg time; her tm^onyiiH* will preserve her. She is of a powerful and vigorous constitution, backed by an iron health Her beauty, famou? fifteen yeara ago. tuny still be perceived, although delicacy h - given way to streugt.i. Uor face is full aui smiling, but somewhat stiff an! prim; heri> k is gracious, but not aff >b!e, it would seem a? though she smiled provisionally, and that anger was not far ??&' Her complexion i? slightly heightened in color, with a few imper ceptible red lines which will never grow pale. Nature has provided her with a remarkable appetite, and she takes four meals every day. not to speak of sundry intermediate One part of the day ia devoted to gaining strength, and the other to expending it In the morning the queen gioa out into her gar den, either on foot or In a little carriage, whion she drives herself She talks to her gardeners, she has trees cut down, branches pruned, earth levelled ; she takes almos* as much pleasure in making others move a? in moving herself, and she never has so good an appetite as when the gardeners are hungry After the mid-day repast and the following siesta, the queen goes out riding, and gets over a few leagues at a gallop to take the air In the summer she gets up nt three in the morning to go and bathe in the sea at Phalerum; ahe swiina, without getting tired, for an boar together In the evening she w tlks. after sapper, in her gar den. In the ball season she never misses a waltz or a quadrille, and she never ae ?ma tired or satisfied. Present Traxslitio* op the Bible ?The present translation of the Bihle was made at the command of King James I; tbe transis tors were fifty-four of the most learned ?en of that time, wse were divided into five bodies, of which each was to labor on a particular part of the Bible, which was thu? divided The Pentateuch, and the Books of Judges, Ruth, Samuel, and Kings, to the DeaL? of Westminster and St. Pauls, Doctor* Sarav<s, Clark, Layfield Leigh, Messrs Stretford, Sus sex. Clark, BeJwdll. Fiom the Chronieles to Kcclesiastea, to Dr. Richardson. and Messrs Sirley. Chaduerton, Dillingham, Harrison, Andrews, Spalding, Binge. All the Prophets and Lamentations to Dr. Harding, Remolds, Holland, Kilby, Messrs. Hereford, Brett, Fare clowe. All the Epistles to tbe Dean of Ches ter, Dr Hutchinson, Spei cer, Messrs Fenton, Rabbit, Sanderson, Dakins. The Gospels, Acts, and Apocalypse, to the Deaus of Christ Chuich, Winchester, Worcester, Windsor, Drs Perin. Ravins, Messrs Savile, Harmer And the Apocrypha, to Drs. Duport, Br-ith waite. Ratcliffo, Messrs Ward, DiWnes. Boyse, Warde They met at Westminster, Oxford, and Cambridge, as it was 0"nvenient for earn body. The lufthod in whiob they proceeded was thus Several translations of each part were drawn up by the members of that ?n?dy to which it wa* allotted, who then, in a join' consultation, selected three of the best, or compiled them out of the whole number Thus, in three years three translations of the whole were sent to London; then six deputiea, from each place, were appointed u> extract one translation out of the thre*, whieh was finished and printed in tbe year 1011. To Pickbl"Walrcts ?Take tae walnut* before they begin to ahell, put them into salt and water for a fortnight, changing it two or three timea Then drain off the water and set them over the fire, with aa rnuca vinegar aa will cover them, with an ounce of blaca per, a little ginger, a few bay leave*, a little mace, three cents worth of mustard seed, and a elove of garlick Lit them boll in this pic klc a quarter of an hour. It ia as well to t-ut the mustard and gartick into the pickle when cold. Sometime during last week an or J in try office chair eame down Niagara River an 1 lodged a few feet above the brink of the Falls, east of Luna Island. It stands faring the Falls, as if to invite the visitor to a a?-at Tbe legs are probably fast in *?***, ? " supposed to have come from the ill fatri k Northern Indiana*