VOL. VIII WASHINGTON. D. C., TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 1S56. NO. 1,101. THE EVENING STAB, fORL'lHKn KVtAT AP fKKNOOIV, (EXCEPT SUNDAY,) /? DHxldift.tTntr ?/ P?Muy.'?e*<* MI?M a?4 K'lil, By W. D. WALLACH, Will be served to subscribers by carriers at SIX AND A QUARTER CENTS, payable weekly to the Agents; papers served In f-nrkages at 37% cents per month. To mall sober fibers the sub scription price is THREE DOLLARS ANDFIF TV CENTS a year i? advtuut, TWO DOLLARS for six months, and ONE DOLLAR for three months; for leas than three months at the rate of 1*X cents a wrek. irr SINGLE COPIES ONE CENT. OFFICIAL. Trkasurt ?>rpa.rt*xnt, May ?, 1854. Notice Is hereby given to the holders of the stork l?sued pursuant to the act of Congress of SJd inly, ISM, that snob stock Is redeemable by Its terms, and will be paid at the Treasury on tbe surrender of the certificates thereof, on the 12tb of November next, when interest thereon will cra*e. This departiqent will continue to purchase snob stock prior to said day of redemption, and will pay therefor the following premium, in addition to the interest accrued te the day of purchase, with one day's Interest for the money to reach the vendor: On such stock received at the Treasury between the 1st day of June and the 31st day of July, la ciusive, one-half ef one per cent, en the amounts specified in the certificates; On such stock received between the 1st and 31st da)'s of August, one-fourth of one per cent; And en such stook received after the31st day of Angus*, the Intereet accrued thereon, and one day's additional Interest only, will be paid. Certificates of such stock transmitted uader this notice rrnut be duly assigned to the United States by the party entitled to receive the pur chase money; and when sent prior to the 1st July the current half year's Interest mu t also be as signed by the present stockholder, otherwise such Interest wUl be payable as heretofore. And notice Is further given to holders of other stocks of the United States that this department will purchase the same between the 1st day of Juae and '.he tit day of December next, unless the-?umof SI,500,000 shall be previously obtained, and will pay for the same, in addition to the In terest acaruad fnm he day of the last dividend cf interest, aad on. day's additional Interest for the money to reach the vendor, the following rates of premium: On stack of the loan of 1412, a premium of 10 per cent.; On st ck of the loans ef 1947 and 1948 a premium of 18 per cent.; And on stock Issued under the act of9th?ep temb?r, H50, cenrnonly called Texan indemnity stock, a premium of 6 per cent. Certlfloates transmitted under this notice should b9 duly assigned to the United State* by the par ty entitled to receive the money; and if sent pre vion^tothe l?t July, the current half-year's in tere >t mast aisa be assigned by the present stock holder, otherwise the interest for the half year to that day will be payable to him as heretofore. Puymeut for all the foregoing stocks will be male by drafu oa the assistant treasurers at Bos ton. New York, or Philadelphia, as the parties entitled to recalve the mouey may direct. JAMES GUTHRIE, ra'J9-dtl*No? Secretaryof the Treasury. HATS! MATS! JUST RECEIVED A FULL SUPPLY OF tins drab Beaver ventila ted HATS, which 1 offer at S3 50; they are the best Hats for the' price in the United States The best blact dre-w Hats got up In be latest style for S3 50 as good as those usually sold at 96 : and a good fashion able Hat at 91, worth Si; and a first-rate Hat, S*2 50. The be?t materials and tne best workmanship Is employed to produce a S3 Hat, which Is sold for S3 50. We do a cuh business, meet with no los ses, bat give each customer full value for nmey. Felt and Straw Hats unusually low N B Agent (or Driscoli's Bairn of a Thou: Flowers Price 25 cents per bottle. M. ???>* r~v *? a?? - ?? ANTHONY, 7th street,'near Pa. avenue, Agent far a New York Hat Compasy. m 34-tf JONAS F. LEVT, ixftiTit an? Hani m WIF23, LIQUORS, CIGARS, AMD 11*1 GROCERIES, G eaeralCttnmiasion A Forwarding March Alt INSURANCE AND BILL BROKER, Ho 471 Pa. av., two doors below U.S. Hotel, WasHiMeTO.* Citt, D. C. Otvi'IK-t ANU MAIZE DilDIR (JAR* 0 meats (or gentlemen.?We Invite attention of OenUeaiM In want of Sislk, Lisle Thread, Merino, or Cetten Uader Garments, for the pres ent season, to onr superior stock. We nre deter mined to se 1 them from this day forth at reduced r ices, as we wiih to prepare for the foil trade, lve a< a call and buy cheap. GEO H B WHITE CO .Gent's Furnishing Stere, 3Jt Pa av , bet. 9.h and 10th sts. Jy 12 4JO PARTNERSHIP NOTICE. 1 HAVE THIS DAY ASSOCIATED WITH ft me In the wholesale and retail Grocery busl ness Norvu W Bnrchell, aad it will hereafter be road a -ted under the name and style of King A toenail. 1 wjold ask for the firm the continuation of the kiadnses of my former customers, both in trade aai infiuaace (an 1) Z. M. F RING. I IHA16E OF HOURS. ON AND AF I'trf. MONDAY. THE 30th of June, the tfie*:ner GKORGE ^ PAGE will run at the fallowing hours : Laave Alexandria at 4^, 8, 10, 12, 2*,4#, and o'clock. i^eave Washlngtani, 9, 11,1*, 3*, 5*, and 7 o'clock. it& J ELLIS L PRICK, Captain. r|Mi K A r K AMER UEORHE WASHINO -1 TON will depart at the follow ing hours: ___ Leave Alexandria 7Jf, 9, 11, ljJ7"3k, 5# Leave Wasnington.. .3, 10/14, 2, 4)f, 0% )e 'Zo-d JOB CORSON, Captain ton MOUNT VERNON. ON TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS.?FARE, ROUND TRIP, SI; FROM - A LEX AN UK IA 75 C EN TS ?TheMmSttBSi steamer THOMAS COLLYER leaven Washing ton at 9 and Alexandria at o'clock. Coaches ithe Capitol for ineboatatttAf o'clock. Coach fare 10 cents. Pei?uui wishing the coacLca wlil leave iheli residence with George A Thomas Par hex. Kefr?rx iaa^fiU? on foe boat. ap*-tf SAM'L GEDNEY, Captain. WHY PURCHASE PIANOS .FROM lrrejpjnsible traveling agents, when you c*n get in Washington cUy^rTP^fl me very best quality at prices which will b^guar antied tob-* as low as any the country from JOHN P. ELLIS'S Always on hand, from 20 to 30 Pianos of every s'/le and fluUh second-hand Pianos taken in exchange Pianos for rent, Ac. Remember ?No. 306, between 9th and loth sts., near Savings Bank. jy 31 UAMUS ON YOLK POtRKT-BOORl, THE WHITE HATS A HE ABOUT - We h<tv? m very fine *s?orlinent of Fashion able Wnite Braver aad Felt Hats, of u ?uallUes and pric s, to which we respect uliy invite tne attention of all In want. We of ter taeiu at reduced prkoes. Call at GEO H B. WHITE A CO.'S Fashionable Hat, Cap, aad beat's Furnrshlng Establishment, 332 Pennsyl visit svt-nue, between 9th and 10th sts. jy 19 Dr. munson, atajb penn'a avenue. is still making those beautiful continuous GUM TEETH, called Allen's Patent, for the exceLenry of which over all other styles of teeth, many now wearing them In this city, will cheerfully vouch. There is one Dentist In this city who has been infringing the patent, aud made a bad Imitation of K, against whom 1 hereby caution the public. N. B. Whenever a Dentl?t speaks against Allen's Patent Continuous Gum Teeth, when proptrlD co*iirmcttd, It Is because he Is Ignorant of the process, Incompetent to make the work, or Is unwilling to pay for the patent. je 16-tf Db la HADora history or the Secret Societies of France; 1 vol Bernard Llle, a novel, by the Hon. J Clemens, of Alabama Liberty and Wfaw, by Processor Bledsoe, of tbeUnversfty of VTf^lnla. FRANK TAYLOR. Proposals for Deepening the Outlet* of the Mississippi river into the Gulf of Mexico. ENGINEER DEPARTMENT, ) Waihinbton, August 4, l?66. \ PROPOSALS WILL BE RECEIVED AT I this office until the flrst day of October next for opening and keeping open ship channels bf sufficient capacity te accommodate the wants of commerce through the Southwest Pass and Pa?, th? M.Vif JS*Mn*,froT, l?e river into he ttulf of Male*,' for which purpose there TV *pi?ppfl*t?d, by act of Congress of 8th of dolfm " hundred and thirty thousand whiLdhd^JrL,rSqne8t"1 t# Bta,e th? amount for which they will contract to open eoch of the i\dth nf thpec??d 1 tbroaghout a well defined tv.:ti?fv!hrrtLhu"dred fw, to a depth of not leas than eighteen feet below the level of ordinary low water, which fere I will be determined by a bench ?ark on the shore, to be established by an officer or officers appointed by the Secretary of War; ami thnr are also requested to state the longest period of time for which they will contract to keepeach channel open to such width and depth for the rea ?due of the appropriation after the amount of the bid for opening, if accepted, is paid; and to stats also, in separate proposals, the same particulars MnifoCI r ?fP,Dtfv0pen cach channel to a nnlfom depth ofnot W than twenty feet through I defined width of three hundred feet .means by which It may be proposed to ac oD^n^^'r0"1 the lemst time necessary for ' P'o .. js aft&sa? svs? ?ssa: m- hod of accomplishing the ohjrct contemplated Jlth,? rtf tKaf e ke! PTP09?1 ot any bidder for either of the passes, to the exclusion of the pro Sirred Same bldderfor the other pass, is f?^e?i?-.Uant? of m?tter "pessary to be removed from the existing channels at the passes to be wM^TSe ll? d,9t?nce aIong either channcl to nthl a* 5xfend. ln order to obtain of th6 spfclfl^d depths, cannot, Tor want of f%m*tl0n alt0 the,r P^nt condition, >e stated. Persons who desire to undertake the work are expscted, therefore, to inform them! el veil ?".?tentf and of the best means of accomplish . After a contract has been entered into, the place and directions of the channels to be opened will be designated to the contractor by an officer or officers anpointed for that rnrpose'by the Secre Uryof War, and :be amount which may be agreed upon for opening each will be paid after each La. been completed,and found, upm exami nation by an officer or officers, appointed as above, to be conformable, in all respects, to the stlpula tlons of the contract; but no payment will be made on account of any work done towards open ing either chaane) until after such channel shall have been completed, examined, and approved, as above speciied At the ex^1 ration of one-third of the time dur ing which the channels are to be kept ooen eighty per cent of one-third of the whole ambunt of the contract for keeping open will be s aid: at the expiration of two-thirds of the time an addi tional payment of one third of the whole amount contracted for will b- pjld; and at the expiration of the whole time during which the channels are to be kept open, the tweutv per cent retained at the irat payment, and the remaining third of the whole amount of the oontract for keepin? the channels open, will be paid; but no payment will be made until alter the channels have Jeen exam ined at each period of payment, by an officer or officers appointed by the Secretary of War and found to be In ail respect* confornuble 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 "Enginaei Department, Washington," anden dowed" Proposals for opening channels at outlets of the Mississippi river." 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 bidder or bidders whose plan of operation and evidence of ability to execute the work are most satisfactory to the Secretary of War. . 1? 1,6 lnwrtwl for thirty days In the National In teiligencer, and the Evening *<tar, Washington: the Commercial bulletin, and the True fielta New Orleans; the Mobile Register, Mobile: the Argus, and the Fennsylvanlan, at Philadelphia : a?00*' and tae Journal of Commerce, New York; the Times, and the Post, Boston; the Republican, and the Pilot, St Louis; theEnqul rer, Cincinnati; and the Democrat, Louisville Accounts for advertising, with two copies of paper containing advertisement, to be ssnt to En gineer Department for payment. an 5d90t SP. HUOVEH'I BOOT. HHOK AMil ? TRUNK ESTAB. LISHMENT ?I have on hand the largest and most extensive assort ment o' Bentlemens' and Ladles' Sole l/eath , ecTravllng Trunk,Iron and Wood Framel Packing Trunks Vail-\^m ces. Bonnet Boxes, new style; Carpel t><igs of all styles and qualities . Also, a general assortment of Ladles , bents , Boys', and Misses Shoes, all colors and stiles. All wishing to purchase any of the above articles will And It to their advan. age to examine my stock before purchasing else where Call at t* P HOOVER'sf Iron Hail Penn. ave , bet. 9th and 10th A7 M streets. J. CONNELLY, Undertaker, No. IM Sanmtk ?trs?t, win tidt, btt. O and H% WOULD RESPECTFULLY INFORM the citizens of Washington and, the adjoining counties that he is prepared to attend to all orders at the shortest notice and on the most liberal terms ?? 8p*.r# n0 P*10* lo Blve entire satisfaction on ail occasions. He guarantees to preserve the fime vr*rnte?t weather for any length of ..Ala'Re "apply of ready made COFFINS of all sizes and qualities, always on hand. ?T?i?ir?25,,.S?r?a5ef? Hesrses, and every other artlcie furnished of the best quality. ^"e o' the public patronage Is respectfully solicited. mar H-tf WtIV?H?^o^W1KLKY' "LVKR A PLA TICI> II ARE, ALII AT A I'OKKS, Sec. m?T*Ji?EATLY DEDUCED PRICES JyI ,u alt a BRu. are now offer. :. mg a splendid assortmeut of the above goods extnMlne they bav* ewr 801(1 them WATCHES they name those above made by Cooper, Adams Taylor, Dixon, Tobias, Bersley, Johnson. Jur' celebrity' ertm* and ail oth<* makers of ELEGANT JEWELRY Diamond, Pearl, Florentine, Mosaic, and Cameo Brochea In setts and single pieces, Gold Chains, Seals, Keys, Ac ' SILVER WARE. Solid Silver Tea sets, Walters, Pitchers, Uobleta Cups, Forks. Spoons, Ac ' EXTRA PLATED WARE. rea sets, Cake Baskets, Castors, Walters Pitch ers, Uobiets, Albata Porks, Spoons. English and American Table Cutlery. lETSpoctecle. and Eye Glasses of every focus In wold, Silver, and fine Steel frames All goods warranted as represented M W. HALT A BRO., Jy 30 tf ai, Pa. ave , bet ?th and UKhsts. ARTHOflT BUCIftJbT, 1/iiOERTAKEH, Bhop and Reeidence Wo S03 Penn'a avenue, Heouth side, between 9th and 10th its. AVINQ PROVIDED HIMSELF WITH ?a ULEQANT HKARSK, " and all necessary conveniences for^^5^^^3 properly conducting hi- busWiess, r,?!UJ<l/ej,pecifuily'nform the public, that he Is mi . kP- to 1111 all orders entrueted to him, at the^shortesi notlco and in the ix st manner. of ?ll^?l!UP,P 3r ?f "KADY-MADE coffins f,uh!w< Ifn t^. *T* on hand, Which wlU be fur reasonable terms. entlm^S^aWiSi!^'^ '? altaSUTt^J airhiLf.'' <"4M* MRS. 31. K. HAKV?T, (S.ccssob TO Jam.. F. h4rv.t, D.c.as.n,) UNDERTAKER Xo 410 S$v4ntk Itrut, q anj H BEOS LEAVE TO INFORM THE PUBLIP that she has In her employ the l"UC same persons that were formerly In the establishment, who are folly competent to conduct the Undertaking Business' and that every attention will be given to calls! day or night, as heretofore. m UWSm * npRPOKAVlUN STOCK.?9^,000 ratio* of WasklagtoB Stock for sale at l*?-tf CHUBB BROTH I Corpo THKES. PROTECTION AND INDEMNITY FROM LOSS BY FIRE ! SubicriLed Capital and Surplus #1,355,131 13. FARMERS ASD MECHANICS' INSUR ANCE CO., OF FHILADELFHIA. Office narihuest corner Pennsylvania avenue and 17/A j'reef, Washington City, D. C. STATEMENT OF BU8INE8S l'ROM THE 1ST day of Angust to the 31st day of December, 1*55: Ani mnt received fn marine premiums..$68,342 31 Do lire premium* 39,906 82 Total premiums for five month* 108,151 13 Capital l,-i50,000 00 1,358,151 13 FnVM'fd a*follow?: Bond* of Allegheny connty, Pittsburg, and Philadelphia City 6's $78,731 GC Railroad bonds, cost 33,400 00 Loans on first mortnaje of real estate.. 99,950 00 Do stork*, collateia' 80,384 00 Cash in bank aud on hand 11,092 Jti Capital subscribed 1,047,700 00 Premium notes, not matured 66.3C7 31 Due from agent* (secured by bonds)... 18,853 61 Expenses and commissions 11,662 33 1,358,151 13 Total amount ol" losses reported to 1st January, 1856: Fire,.,,, $1,666 66 Marine 3,000 00 4,666 66 DIRECTORS. Hon. Thos. B. Florence, Charles Dingee, George fl. Armstrong, Tlioina* Manderfield, Charles A Rub.rain, Edward R Helmbild,' George Heliubold, F. Carroll Brewster, Jamej E. NeaH, I.aac L?*eeh, Jr. ?THOMAS R. FLORENCE, President. EDWARD R. HELM BOLD, Secretary. LOCAL SURVEYORS. Charles Wa'ter, No. IW7 D str?;?*t. Jno. M. Thornton,corner First street and Virginia avenue. James William*, No. 22 Four-and-a half street. MARINE SURVEYOR. Ca;?t. J. P. Levy, No. 474 Pennsylvania avenue. GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT. John Tlioma>on. The business of this Company will compare fa vorably with the most successful of similar insula tions in the United States. From the 1st day of August, 1855 in five in intht, up t? 1st January, 1856, the premiums received amounted to the large sum of owe Luiiiied and eight thousand, one hundred and fitly-one dollars, Willi only forty six hundred anJ sixty-six dollar losses reported. With the*** evidence* of success and good man a-;emeut, the directors In I ju-t titled in soliciting a ^harr of public patronage, b-;ii?-v.n t thai the secu rity off-*Ted is am^Ie and that all fair claims wi'l In adjusted more according to equity than le^ai techni calities. With a view of affording am;>le indemnity to the public, the company have deposited xviih MKSSHH OUNCAN, SilERM \N, 4 CO.. OP NEW YORK, THMR BANKERS, Ca*>h and premium K<?tes to provide an accruing Trust Fund of One Hundred Thousand Dollars, To be held by them as a Iditioiial svearity to policy holders for the payment of low.r. The company is prepared to is ue p iliciOf agao.st loss or damage by fire on DWKLL1NGS, FURNI TURE, MILLS, MANUFAC'lVRIhH, WARE HOUSES, all descriptions of BUILDINGS, and their oment-1, or all kinds of M f RCIIANDISK, transported by VKPSPLS, PT&AMBOATS, CA NAL B >ATS, ftAlL UiADS, and the UMial con veyances to or from any portion of EUROPK and AMERICA, and on the hulls of STEAMBOATS navigating ihc western wafers The rates of premium will b- a? low ai other companies, and in fivinir them every improvement in construction and anangr mant will b*; taken into consideration. All losses speedily a Iju^'ed and promptly (aid. Office northwest c- rner Pennsylvania avenue and Seventeenth street, Washington cily, D. C. Insurance may alio be efif'.Ui at the Home Office, Xorthu-eU corner fValnut end isccotui Streelt, Phila delphia. Also, at the Company's offices: New York? A. W. Th mp?on, No. 10 Wall street. Boston? Oliver Brewster. No 4 State street- Baltiinure? B. II. Richardson. No. 72 Baltimore slrcet. Cii'wn nati?Taylor A Anthony. Charleston?J. II. Tay lor, No. 121 K. Bay street New Orltaas?Hannan Doane. Montgomery?Albert W.lltanis. Mobile? A. C. Wau^h. Pittsburg?T. J Hunter, No. !'0 Water street. Savannah? A. Wilbur, No. Ill Bay street. Aogusla?Girardi y, Whyte 4 Co. Atlanta? Marcus A. Bell. Trenton?Narr A Cccks. Pond du Las?Robert A Baker. Vicksb.ir^?J. Putnam. Buffalo?A Barker. Memphis?W. E. Miiton. Detroit?Thomas Pa'mer k Son Milnaukie?A. Wellington Ilart. Welisburg, Virginia?Danforth Brown, jr. Erie, Pennsylvania?Allen A. Ciaig. Wyomirg, Pennsylvania-R. C. Smith. Louis ville?H. H.Timberlak*. Na-hvllle? JrsephNa?h. Porl'and?D Robinson, jr. Chicago?K P. Ward Sai F ancisco?Wii.iam Biggs. Si. Loui??-'1 lios. W. Courteray, geueral axent lor the southern and western States. And in oibcr principal cities of the United S a'es by authorised officers of ibe com pany _ i?- 14-lyt AGENCY OF THE Alliance Insurance Co. of Philadelphia, Capital $300,000! Annual report for the year ending January 1, 1856. Assets of the Compauy, consisting of Bond* suit Mortft*x<>i ou orieuenmbered real estate $110,C04 00 Rtocks or other Corporations, worth par 26,620 r>0 Cub on band SI,856 SO Bill* receivable, cooiUUog of Marine eoles and Short loans |3S,?M1 70 Bto^k nstee $14,J8tt 00 61,359 7? ?219,420 u0 Wbole receipt* f >r premium! dorlng the year $112,811 OS Paid (sr loaaaa aud do ring the year 71,133 04 P M. M??RIARTY, President. J. MORRIS THOMPSON, Secretary. THE GREAT WESTERN FIRE INSUR ANCE CO OF PHILADELPHIA. Capital *500,000. Charter Perpetual. DIESCTORS. Charles C. LathropjST* Spruce street. Alexander Whllden, merchant, 14 North Front street. John C. Hunter, firm of Wright, Hunter ft Co. K. Tracey. hrm of Tracey ft Daker. John R SlcCurdy, firm of Jones, White * McCurdy Isaac Haglehurst, attorney and coursellor. James H Smith, firm of Jhh B Smith & Co. Theo W Baker, Arm of Tracy ft Baker. U.S. Walton, IJ60 Market street Thomas K Limerick, 5H 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 lor policy fee. Enquire at the office of J . E. Kendall, over It. Morrow's Exchange OMce first door Went or VV. it. Todd's Hat Store, on Pennsylvania avenue. to*/-;** DAVID MYERLE, Agent. bLACK 1 STONE'S PAVILION. IH1S PLACE O F RESORT WILL BE open on the 3d day of July for the ac commodatlon of visitors. The subscriber IfflW has engaged a first rate Cotillion Hand for ?H" * the season, and with his large and spendld Ball Room offers vast ind jcements to the lovers of the d*nce. His table will be constantly supplied with all the luxuries of the Potomac, and his Har with the cboiest liquors This Is known to be one of the healthiest places on the river, being situated between Blacklstone's and St Catharine's Islands. ? There will be a celebration on the 4th o/ July, and Ball and public Cotillion Parties on Thura* day, *lth J uly, Thursday, 7th August, and Thurs day *ilst of August. 1'be steamer Alice Price will land passengers during the watering season oir Tuesdays and Fri daysgoingdown,and will stop for passengers on Wednesdays and Saturdays, ou her return trips. The stetuuer Columbia will al?o laud and take off passengers oa Wednesdays goiu^ to, and on Sun days returning from Baltimore Board?fl per day for a week or longer; 81,25 less than a week Je25 2in GEORGE. W. BLACK1STONE.
A PIANO AT A (tREAT BARGAIN ?One of Hallet, Davis ft Co's, Bostou^^SMB manufacture. Rosewood Case, for S165,n M Tf ? purchastd of us only a few months since; and the owaer 1* compelled to leave the city. Call and tee It. Piano and Music Store, between au 3 9lh and 10th streets. T1 L. J. niDDLKTON, DEALER IK ICS, Oiflce and Southwest corner of F aad Twelfth streeU. feb 27-tf PNK OLD GOVERNMENT MOCHA, Java, and Rio Coffee for sale by KING ft BVRCHELL. 'J65 Vermont avenu#, corner i?th au 6 and 1 streets Educational. FIFTH STREET SEMINARY FOR eiRLS, BETWEEN D AND E. MRS GOODRICH WILL RE-OPEN HER school on Monday, the 1st of September. For term*, Ac., apply at No. 425 5th street. au l8-eo3t MISS M. LEWIS, Will re-open her School for Young Ladle* on MONDAY, September 1st, On the comer of ??4 and H street*. an 18-eotSepl SELECT SCHOOL FUK GIRLS, Friends'' Meeting House, J it. bit. 1S(A ami 19lk. THE EXERCISES OF THIS INSTITU tion will be resumed ou the first Monday in September. au U>-3t? E_ E. JANNEY. UREENWOOO SEMINARY, FOR YOUIG LADIES, Three milts out on Seventh ttreet Flank Itonj, Is now opea for the reception of pupils. Address MRS. WM. KL8LKY, Washington, D. C au 18-tSepl* BROOKV1LLE ACADEMY. MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND. THE NEXT SESSION OF THIS INSTI tution will commence September 1st. Terms: For Tuition. Board, Washing, etc , S160 per annum Catalogues may be obtained at C H. Lane's, Pa avenue, or by addressing the Principal, at Brookvllle. M<f. , E. B. PRETTYMAN, A. M., au 16-2w Principal. MISS M. J. IIARROVEK'S SEMINARY FOE YOUNG LADIES A Boarding and Day School. This institution will be opened on the first Monday in September, in the home recently vacated bv the Misses l'yson, No 2?6 F street, between 12th and 13th streeti. The services of the best teachers of Music and Languages hu*e been secured. IET F or particulars see Circulars, at the prln clpal bookstores. au 10 3t RUGBY ACADEMY, Fourteenth street,opposite Franklin Square. The tenth annual session of thU Institution will commence on Monday. September 1st. Number of pupils limited Circulars may be obtained at the residence of the Principal, on N, between 12th and 13th sts. G. F. MORI SON, au 15-Ht? Principal. THE COLUMBIA INSTITUTE, FOR YOUNG L4D1ES. No. 440 Eleventh street, bttieetn O and H. Prof. GEORGE H STUECKRATH, Principal. Mrs. JANE K. WILLIAMS, Vice-Principai. au 13-8w* FAIR HILL HOARDING SCHOOL FOR GIRLS. fpHE TENTH TERM OF THIS1NST1TU 1. tion will commence on the 8th of the ninth month (September^ nixt Clrculirs containing further information in re gard to tae School will be furnished to persons who desire them on application to R S KIRK, or W M H FARCJUHAR, at Olney Post Otfl-e, Montgomery county, Maryland. au 7-fcw YOUNG LADIES'SEMINARY, Comer of Dumbarton and Montgomery streets, Georgetown, D. C. MRS. GKN'L WHEELER, Principal riMIE DUTIKS OF THIS INSTITUTION A will be resumed on Monday, September 1st, wi h renewed exertions on the part of the Princi pal for the Intellectual, moral, and religion* Im provement of pupil* committed to her care. Mrs. W. tender* her thanks to her frier.ds ar'd pntrons for the liberal amount of patronage she has received and respectfully solicits a continua tion of the same. , Oireolani obtained en application to the Princi pal. ? au 7-tSepl5 CENTRAL ACADEMY. SILAS MERCHANT, *P*xriPAL? REV G W DOR RANGE. \ *r,FAL r|MIE NEXT ANNUAL SESSION OF THIS A Academy will commence on Monday, Sep tember 1st. l&G. For terms see circulars at the principal Book Stores. an 1-tf NORTHERN LIBERTIES' SEMINARY FOR YOUNG LADTTS. Cotntr of L and Tmth street*, MBS. A. E. HELL, Principal Preceptress. THE NEXT SCHOLASTIC YEAR OF this Institution, will commence Monday, Sep tember 1st, when the young .adies will bear in mind that early attendance will greatly facilitate the arranging of class's, sothat as little time may be lost as possible by a long vacation A limited number of young ladies will be re ceived as boarders Circulars, containing terms of tuition, and fur ther partic ilars can he obtained at the principal bookstores, and at the Seminary. au lfl-eo2w THE UNION ACADEMY. Z. Richakds. Mb*. Z RttHAaas, Pri?.t\ A. Prln l . K. A. THE NEXT ANNUAL SESSION OF THIS Institution, and of the UNION FEMALE ACADEMY, will commence on MONDAY , Sep tember 1, 1886. jy 23-3rn Houses, &c.,for Rent and Sale. F IOR RENT?SEVERAL HANDSOME Pai . lore and Chambers, with board. Also, table and transient board laqnlre at Mre. 8MITH'S, 233 F street nov 27?tf FOR RENT ?SEVERAL EXCELLENT Brick and Frame Houses, north of Penn a. avenue, between 14th and 15th streets west. Aver aging from ten to eighteen dollars per month Inquire of J P HILTON, No. STS, 14th strett we*t,orF street north. No 210. au s- J. P HILTON, Agent and Collector. 1~?>r~rent.?DWELLING HOUSE, NO 33*, Pennsylvania avenue north side between 9ih a: <1 10th streets. One of the best locations in thecity Immediate passessiongiven. Appiy to GEO H B WHITE A CO., on the premises,or to CHARLES II. LANE, Gent's Furnishing Store, 424 Penn avenue. au z~ F OR RENT, WITH OR WITHOUT STEAM m. POWER.?The large, airy, convenient, and well fln'shed Uall next door to the Star Build ings It Is 50 bv to feet in the clear, with high ceding, and Is capually lighted A Is?, the store Immediately under the we*t half of said hall, 25 by bo feet, fronting directly on Pennsylvania avenue, in the heart of the business portion there of, (no other such desirable business stands are now being offered to the public ) They will be rented separately or together. For terms apply to GEORGE HILL, Paperinaker, Bridge street, a few doors west of the omnibus stand, George town, or at the Star Ofiice counter. N B.?If renters desire to carry on any business 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 Ofllee, manufactured by the Messrs Ellin, and arranged so as to furnish ample power. If required, to renters of the premises advertised above. The lease on the above property will be soldi For sale.?a tract of land, con t.ilnlng about 45 acres, onthe Heights of Georgetown, being a part of the Valley View Farm, the residence of the late John H King, derea?e4 Tbls Is one of the most desirable sites In the District for a fine private residence; about 99 acres of this tract is a beautiful grove of tim ber the balance cleared and in a hlgn *tate of cul tivation The summit of this tract is from J60 to 400 feet, above tide water, and has a line view of Washington, Georgetown, and the adjacent vai^ ley of the Potomac. It will be sold entire or in 10Also, a large Frame Dwelling-bouse JfJ on the corner of Fifth and H streets west, NN aah ,nipplyaty Valley View Farm, or to Dr. H. King, No. 80 Proapeot street, Georgetown, D - C_ je 18-tf [Intel 1 R. J. KING. For rent ?a three story brick Dwelling, with extensive Back Bulldlng^a large lot of ground attached, with a pump of good water in the yard, situated on K street, nearly op posrtte the Brewery will be made moderate. Apply to COM. S. CASB1N, ox at GODEY & C0rS.. Lime Klin, i BeaU street, between Congress and Washington streets, Georgetown. m<-eotf EVENING STAR THE SOLDIERS WIFE A Thrilling Sketch. On? of the moat striking eve- of presence of mind end self-possession of which w? have , any recollection camo U> light on a trial which took place some years since in Ireland. The story looks like a fiction, hot we hare reason to believe it quite truo. A woman traveling along a road to join her husband, who was a soldier, and quartered at Athlone, was joined by a pedler, who was going tho same* way Tbey entered into conversation during a walk of some hours; but as the day began to wane thev agreed that they should stop for the nignt at a house of entertainment, and pursue their pedestrian journey the next day. They reached an humble inn, situated in a lonely spot by the road side, and fatigued after a long day's walk, tbey were glad to find them selves under tbo shelter of a roof. Having refreshed themselves with tho substantial sup per set beforo them, they expressed a wish to retire They were shown into the traveler's room,iand went to rest in their respective beds. Tbo pod lei, before retiring, had callei the landlord aside and given into bis keeping the pack, which he had unstrapped from his back, till the morning, telling him that it con tained a considerable sum of money and much valuable property They were not long in bed before the pedler fell into a sound sleep : but the poor woman, perhaps from over-fa tigue, or from thoughts of meeting her hus band next day. Jay :iwako. A couple of hours might have passed when-she saw the door slowly opened, and a pereon enter, holding a light, which he screened with his hand, she instantly recogniied in him one of the y^nng men she had seen below ? ton to the landlord He advanced with stealthy step to the bed side of the pedler, aLd watchod him for a few seconds He then went out, and entered again with his brother and bis father, who held in his hand a large pewter ba-iu Taey went on tiptoe to the bedside, where Hie ped ler lay in a deep sleep One of the young men drew out a knife, and while the father held the basin so as to receive the blood, he cut the poor victim's threat from ear to ear' A slight, half-audible gr^an, and all was still, save the cautious movement* of the party en gaged in the fatal deed They had brought iu with them a large sack into which tuey quickly thrust the unresisting body The poor woman lay silently in her bed. fearing that her turn would come next She heard low muttering among the men from which she soon gathered that tbey were debating whether they should murder her too; as they feared she might have it in her power to betray them. One of them said that he was sure that she was fast asleep, and that there was no occa sion to trouble themselves more ; but to make sure of this being the case one came to the bedside will} a candle in his Land, and tho other with a knife She kept her eye? closed as if asleep, and had such complete command over herself, as not to betray in her counte nance any sign that she was conscious c-i what was going on. The candle was passed close to her eyes ; the knife drawn across close to her throat, she never wirked nor showed by any movement ol feature or of limb, that she ap prehended danger. So the men whispered that she was soundly asleep?that nothing was to be Icared from her, and they went out of the room, removing tho sack which contained the body of the murdered man. liow long must that night of horror nave seemed to the poor lone woman?how frightful wa? its still ness and drrknes*. The presence of mind which had so astonishingly enabled her to f.ct a pirt to which she owed her life, sus tained her through all the trying scenes which she had yot to pass She did not hurry from her room at uu unseasonable hour, but waited until she heard all tbo family astir for some time; she then went down, and said she be lieved she hod overslept herself in consc quenceof being tired. She acked where the pedler was. and was told that he was in too great a hurry to wait for her, bat that he had left sixpence to pay for her breakfast She sat down composedly to that meal, and forced herself to partake with apparent appe tite of the food set before her. She apj>eared unconscious of the eyes which, with deep scru tiny, were fixed upon her. When the m?il was over, she took leave of the family, and went on her way without tho least uppearancc of discomposure or mistrust. She had pro ceeded but a short w.?y when she was joined by two strapping looking women. One look was sufiicient to convince her that they were the two young men, and one thought assured her that she was yet in their powejr, and on the very verge of destruction. They walked by her side, entered in conversation, asked her where she was going, and told her that their road lay the same way. They questioned her a? to where she had lodged the night before, and made most minute inquiries about the family inhabiting the house of entertainment. Her answers wcro quite unembarrassed, and sbe said the people of the house aj peared to be decent and civil, ard had treated her very well. For two hours the young men contin ued by her side, conversing with her. and watching wuh the most scrutinising glances any change in her countenance, and asking questions which, had she not been fully self. fassessed, might have been putofi her guard, t was not till her ureaded companions bad left her, and till fhe saw her husbaud coming along the road to meet her. that she lost her self-ooinmand which she had so successfully exercised, and throwing herself into his arms fainted away. Lightning is thb Sxnoti m.?Tho cflico of the New Orleans lrue .Delta was visited last week by a celestial visitant iu the shape of a streak of lightning The editor thus de scribes some of the effects : " The elerk6 in the counting room were sent sprawling from their desks, as if a vclley had been fired into them by a battalion of "Thugs " The men at tLeir case* in the com position room shared no better Tho editorial room, however, presented the most ludicrous picture imaginable. Tho " Devil," who was standing along side of the mail editor, impor tuning him for copy for the evening edition, atter turning a few somer-saults. finally found himself ooiled up in the fire place, while the reporter for the Associated Presi, who occu pies a desk in our sanctum, was thrown a dis tance of ten feet, knocking down the mail editor in his involuntary transit. Fortunate ly no person was killed, and none very seri ously injured. The reporter for the " Asao tinted,'' Colonel Turner, received the severe t shock, and for a few moments after the occur rence, his case was an alarming one A few buckets of cold water dashed upon him, ai.d a gentle restorative of "brandy and straight, soon made Richard himself again. fy The Westminster Review for July, con tains a thorough exposure of the impudent literary piracy which Dr William Smith, in his " Latiu-English Dictionary ' has commit ted uf>on the labors of our countryman Prof. E. A. Andrews?a piracy the more censurable because Dr. Smith, after availing himself of Prof. Andrews' work, and appropriating it under his own name, ha<* the effrontery in his preface to disparage the work which he had found so useful. py Ladies who wear hoops are kindly ad vised by the Bellows Falls Argus, " to look to their rigging." A few days ago Che editor " observed a lady sweeping along with the air of a queen, with about two feet of whalebone sticking out behind." ryThe Utlca Telegraph says that rogue? are now making and selling ladles muslin col lars, covered with nicely counterfeited paper embroidery. THE WEEKLY STAfc This e loeUent Kwnllv u4 New? J oarmai?coi atalng a variety of laterewtiaf imA tag Chan can be found ta an? other?Is paWfchei oa ?atur 4ay moraine inn Single copy, p? annum ? ! " to cL?aa. Fl??copi? I* W Ten coplee 8 w> Twenty copto IS W Izr Cash, ta^ataKV ui tmaci Single conies (In wrappers) ean be precurM at the coaater, frr mediately after the leeue of tbe paper. Price?Taaaa Ci*ts Pos t * a*t aa? who act a? agents will be all owed a rommlMlon of ' wraty per ceat POLITICAL GOSSIP The Albany Transcript, heretofore U the support of Fillmore, has been aold out, ei.d will now be strictly neutral in politics. Tbo lion John M. Wood baa bean nonu* cated for re-election to Congrees by tba Re publican Convention of tba first district of tba State of Maine. Fred. Douglass bu withdrawn tbe ticket of ibe abolitionist* from hi* paper, and gives two columns of reasons for supporting Fremont and Dayton. The Hon Edward Wade haa been nominated for re election by the Republicans of tbe nine teenth district of Ohio, composed of Ciyahof*. Geauga, and Lake counties. Hon. m. K. Sapp. representative in Con gress from the fifteeath district of Ohio, has been nominated for re-election by a conven tion of his district The Democrats of Schuylkill eounty. at their recent convention, passed a resolution rjcommending F W. Hughe#, Esq., for Gov ernor. v Lt Gov Raymond has written a letter to prove that Mr Fremont in not a Catholic, which had the effect of making the reader be lieve that he is. A county Fremont ratification meeting is to be held in Faneuil Ilall on the 2jth instant. The Hon. N. P. Bank* and other notables are to be present. John Da berry has been arretted at Colum bus, Miss , for circulating tbe speeches of Sen ator.* Sumner and Seward am<>ng slaves. Tbe punishment on conviction is 10 years in tha penitentiary. * It is underatoM that the State Register has issued its last number at Albany, the type, material, A;., being removed to New York, and it is supposed they will be used to start an afternoon paper in that city in the interest of George Law tor Governor. A Boston correspondent of the New York Tribune, after giving *n account of the recent " splits" iuthe American party there suggests that tbe Know Nothings can no longer be re garded a* a secret conclave, now that these two bolt* have been withdrawn ' The Know Nothing elector of the seventh Congressional District, B U. Shackelford, was met in discussion at Fairfax Court House, yes terday, by D. Funsten of Alexandria, on the l^.irtof the Democracy. The diseusaion lasted f ur hours The Democrats claim a complete triumph for their champion. A Providence Freinonter having written U' a Fremonter in a country town, advising him to get up a mats meeting, revived f >r rep y that it is " too late to take the top of tbe tide; the enthusiasm tor Fremont is not so strong as it was , there is a thundering strong undertow from somewhere." A correspondent of the Boston Timet, writing from Dover, New Hampshire, pro claims with great gusto, that Dan Rice has avowed himself, horses, mules and all for Buc hanan. He gives as tbe reason why th'< mules won't vote for Fremont, is that he rode so many of their predecessors to death iu cross ing the plains The New York Evening Post of Wed nesday. contains an article with this startling healing : Rrocklys? A Church Dedicated to Fre mont and Freedom." Tbe local editor then goes on and says, that the Republicans have removed their head quarters to the old Dutch Chuch, and that 44 tbe Church dedicated te Fremont and Freedom in a way altogether ^worthy of the cause." Can lunacy go much further without exciting the attention of the guardians of the public welfare * Tae R -Chester Union says ot the Old Line Whig Convention which met in that city on Thursday laat: The "Convention," with the exception of < ne or two members, eame up to Albany from New York city on a steamboat Frank Granger was president, with the usual number of assistants and secretaries A com mittee on address was appointed, with R. A. West, editor of the New York Commercial Advertiser, at its head. The addreas waa re ported and adopted, and takes ground for Fillmore. Resolutions were ador.ted and dele gates appointed to attend a 44 National Whig Convention,1' which is to assemble at Phila ie'phia Frank Granger, Washington Hunt, Henry Grinnell. and Hiram Ketcbum, headed the list. ' Everybody, of course, understands that this is simply a Know Nothing farce Nothing could equal it exccpt a convention of soch men as >eward. Weed. Ac . and the adoption by them of au address and resolutions in fa vor of Fremont. O.te or the Demists !?The Albany Knic kerbocker says : Dentists, as well as apothc caries, uuet with f^ueer ou#tomers at times A fellow not long str.ee called on Dr Brock - way. the distinguished dentist, and wanted to have some cavities in bis teeth filled up The Doctor examined his teeth careluUy, and told 1 him he did not see any cavities; but be must ' needs look tgain. for tbe fellow was confident I thero were teveral The Doctor again told : him be would find Done, and he went away. \ A week or s~> after they met each other, and i he was asked about those teeth. "Oh ! ?aid the fellow, " what his-name over here filled l them for ine?he found four holes?pretty largo ones. too 1 knew they were there "Ah." replied the Doctor, *'I lookel very carefully and did not ?oe any."' "Well," said he, "be didn't fiud 'em till after he'd ; drilled a spell " | jf- The Courier and Enquirer says at least I halt" of that class of articles known as fancy i goods, in common use in this country, are man ufactured in American workshops Reticules and porte inonnaie? were imported altogether > a few years ago. Now the American macu f-iCtured articles are regarded as superior, and | the importation of them has entirely r?a*ed. ; The manufacture of jewelry and silver ware, vrc have long known, is carried on to au extent that places us iu a position quite independent of importation In toys. also?by no means an unimportant branch of trade American manufactures have made great prgre?s. and in a measure supplanted the imported articles. In fact, there is considerable exportation year ly We are without competition in toy man ufactured from India rubber, which form the principal expert. I mmuallkled Precocity.?About a year since, the youthful son of a well knowu mer chant of B ?st'Jti fell into water from one of > the wharves, and was only rescued after tbe i most strenuous and courageous exer'ions on ' the part of a " poor but honest" blacksmith. Tbe father liberally rewarded the preserver j of his son's life, telliug the rescued that " if it hadn't been for the blacksmith he would have been drowned." A day or two since the same boy fell ag.tin into tho water, but this time its depth was not sufficient to endanger his lue ? and drawing himself out, he rushed t > the store of bis parent and demanded a reward, saying "if it hadn't been for hiiuaelf. be would have been drowned. The boy wa*> sent to his mother. B* Cakkki i> with tub Gdamo.?It may net be aa generally known aa it ahonld*e Us. cre.it danger may be incurred in tba reeklee. handling of guano. We understand that case* have occurred of persona having cut* upon their fiagera who, in handling this ma nure, have received a deadly poison into the system. The guano contains an organic ele ment which is juat aa certain to op*1*1*.*****' life if it once reaches the blood, as the c^> r option of a body that gets into a woundl upon thedUaector. farmers this fact and be cautious. W ? in from this cauae oocunng W'tbin a few day a neighboring county?Phi