Newspaper of Evening Star, August 21, 1856, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated August 21, 1856 Page 1
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VOL. VHI WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY. AUGUST 21, 1856 NO. 1,103. THZ EVENING STAB, flULUHKD EVERY AFTERNOON, (EXCEPT SUNDAY,) ii? Stmt B?ildtngt,t*nur ?/ P?jflt?<o t???? FUinn.k it*nt, S 7 W. D. W A LL ACS, W ill be served to subscribers by earners at 81X AND A QUARTER CENTS, payable weekly to th* Agents; papers sctt?1 In packages at 37% cents par month. To mall subscribers the sub scription pdc<? Is THREE DOLLAR8 AND FIF TV C BNTS a year tu mdrmnti, TWO DOLLARS tor six months, and ONE DOLLAR for three months; fin ins than three months at the rate of cent* a week. SINGLE COPIES ONI CENT. official. TaaAavar DspaRTMikt, May ?, 1390. Notloe Is hereby given to the halders of the atock Issued parsa&nt te the act of Congress of *id July, ISM, that soch stock Is redeemable by 1*> terms, and will be paid at the Treasury on the surrender of the certificates thereof, on tlje 12th cf November neat, when Interest thereon wil! cease. This department will continue to purchase such stock prior to said day of redemption, and will pay therefor the following premium, la addition to the interest accrued te the day of purchase, with one day's Interest for the money to reach tie vendor: On such stock received at the Treasury between the 1st day of June and the 31at day of July, In elusive, one-half of one per cant en the amounts specified In the certificates; On stub stock received between the 1st and 31st days of August, one-fourth of one percent; And on such steek received after theSlst day of August, the Interest accrued thereon, a?d one day's additional Interest only, will be paid. Certificates of such stock transmitted under this notice must be duly assigned to the United States by the party entitled to receive the pur chase money; and when sent prior to the 1st July the current half year's interest mu t also be as signed by the present stockholder, otherwise such Interest will be payable as heretofore. And notice Is further given to holders of other atoeks of the United States that this department will purchase the same between the 1st day of Jusa anl the l?t day of December next, unless ths sum of fil ,5e0,0uoshaH be previously obtained, aid win pay for the same, In addition to the In t Trv?t accrued from he day of the last dividend of lnter^t, and (mw day's additional interest for the aion^y to reach the vendor, the following rates of premium: On stock of the loan of l?4i, a premium of 10 per coot ; On st ?ck of the loans of 1947 and 104? a premium of 16 per eent.; And on stock lwued under the act of 9th Sep tember, H50, cotum-mly called Texan indemnity ?took, a premium of 6 per cent. Certificates transmitted und^r this notice should be duly assigned to the United States by the par ty entitled to receive the money ; and if sent pre vious to the 1st July, the current half-year's in tere <t must also be assigned by the present stock hold ar, otherwise the interest for the half year to that diy will be payable to him as heretofore. fsr all the foregoing stocks wlll be mide by drafts cm the assistant treasurers at Bos ton. N*?w York, or Philadelphia, as the partlee entUl^d to receive the money may direct. JAMES GUTHRIE, m29-dtl*.\ov Secretary of the Treasury. HATS! HATS'. JUST RECEIVED A FULL SUPPLY OF ane drab Beaver ventila ted HAT:*, which I offer at ?3 60; they are the best Hits for the price in the United States. The best Mac* dress Hat* got up in b* latest style for S3 56. as good as those usually sold at *5; and a good fashion able Hat at S j, worth #4 ; and a first-rate Hat, ?2 50. Tne best materials and tae best workmanship is employed to produce a S5 Hat, which is sold for S3 5? We do a cish busings, meet with no los ses, b'it give each customer full value for his 1&y Felt and Straw Hats unusually low. ^ B **KTnt 'or Drlscoll's Balm of a Thousand Price 45 cents per bottle. ANTHON Y, 7th street, near Pa. ayenue, Agent for a New \ ork Hat Compaoy. mtM-tf JONAS F. LBVY, ixroaram ana iialbk in WIS?3, LIQUORS, CIGARS, ABD FI*? GROCERIES, fieajralComciUaioa A Forwarding Merchant INSURANCE AND BILL BROKER, Mo. 474 f*. av., two doors below U. S. Hotel, Wasuihston Citt, D. C. *a 4-1 y _ CHANGE OP HOURS. ( |N AND AFTER MONDAY, THE 3lKh of June, the Steamer GEORGE JT* fc. PAGE will run at the following hoars: 6 ^cTorV*"0^1* dl **' 8? 10' W' *#' 4*' and jjg? Washington?, ?, 11, 1*,3*, 5*, and 7 Je J#-tf ELLIS L. PRICE, Captain. ^JIHE STEADIER UEUKUC WASHING. A TON wllidcpart at the follow- _ ^ lag Louts: r* Leave Alexandria 7M, 9, 11, 11^3j?^j^^ Leave Wasalngton...a, 10, ii. *^,4^, je*-d JOB 6ok*6x,b<ipu\* SOit MOUNT VERNON. ( P,.7.V,k,days and Fridays.?fare, TRlpj 9ii _ ALEX ANDR1 ATSCEN'ts -The steam r TdO Y1 AS COtLY ER leaven^ffiJ ton at 9 tad Alexaidrla ato'clock. Coaches leave the Capital for thsboatatbM o clock. Coach fare 10 cents. Pw4uus wishing the coaches will leave their residence with George A Thomas Parker. Refreshments on the boat. ap4-tf SAM'L GEDNEY, Captala. HASUS ON YOUR POCKET-BOOKS, the white hats are ABOUT. \N e bav? a very aae assortment of Fa hlon anlo IU KU^ a* - - * r< . . r* _ u aole Wmut Beaver and Felt Hats, of all Qualities end pne-s, to which wo res poet- ^ fully invite tno attention of all in want Wo of T94Pr,c? Call at GEO H B. WHiTE A CO 'S Fashionable Hat, Cap, and Geat's Firnrsnlag Establishment, 3H Pcnnsvl vaitla avenae, between V:h and 10th sts Jy 14 MIJNSON, AT 08 PBNN'A AVENUE ? making those beautiful conUnuous GUM TEETH, called Allen s Patent, for the excellency which ovt-r ail other styles of teeth, many now wwlag them la this city, will cheerfully vouch There is one Dentist la this city who has beea infringing the pateot, and aiadr a bad lmlutlon i1 hBn*ky caution the public * ?. - ??henever a Dentist speaks airainst * I aL at Coaxinuous Gum Teeth, when eo*itr*cled> because he is ignorant of the proems, iaoom^tent to make the work or aawlLUnK to P*y tor the potent. je 16 if L'ROM LONDON.-Sllurla, by Sir Roderick r Murehlsoa; the history of the oldest known rocks t Detaining organic remains, 1 vol Hed.ev on the Working and Ventilation of Coal Mines, I vol Planner and Musbpratt on the use of the Blow plpe. I vol Giowaary of Architecture, 3 vols, with 17c0 en gravings Fergus?oa's Hand Book of Architecture, 4 vols Wo engravings ' Hyde S Hydr.ulic Tables, 1 vol Beard inor's do do Neville's do and Formula, 1 vol Scott on Water Supply, l vol Janiieson's Mechanics of Fluids, fbr practical men, 1 vol ' Hughes's fa'.ent Laws of all Nations, 1 vol. *a.i* FRANCR TAYLOR I^WCP ?T BEFORE THE PKOFLC; That we keep constantly on hand gentle man s DRLtfS SH1KTS of every quail y and *-'?d niaue up after the latest styles and pot receded a new supply of Shirts, w. .h colored :lnen b-soms and wristbands, com * prising the choicest patterns ^ particularly devoted to making Shirts to order, and we confidently be llrre our experience la this department will en able us to give satisfaction to all who may favor " w'"1 tbotr orders Style and lit guarantied or no sole. GEO. H B WHirtico Gents Furnishing Store Jf 46-tf m Pa avenue, bet Oth an J lOth^s. L. J. Ml DDL ETON, dealer in ice, '/Dipot?Southwest corner of F aad ?tttet?. feb Proposals for Doopeaing the Oat lets of the Mississippi river into the Gulf of Xexico. ENGINEER DEPARTMENT I IN KKK DEPARTMENT. > Washiicgtok, August 4, tc?J. J Proposals will be received at this office nntll the first day of October next for "opening and keeping open ship channels of sufficient capacity to accommodate the wants of commerce, through the Southwest Pan* and Pass ? l'Outre, leading from the Mississippi river into the Gulf of Mexico," for which purpose there was appropriated, by act of Congreos of 8th of July, IMO, throe hundred and thirty thousand dollars. Bidders are requested to stale the amount for which they will contract to open each of the channels specified throughout' a well defln;d width of three hundred feet, to a depth of net less than eighteen feet below the level of ordinarr low water, which level will be determined by a bench mark on the shore, to be established by aa officer or officers appointed by the Secretary of War; and they are also requested to state the longest period of time for which they will contract to Keep each channel open to such width and depth for the res idue of ti?e appropriation after the amount of the bid for opening, If accepted, is paid; and to state nlso, in separate proposals, 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 feet The means by which it may be proposed to ac complish the work and the least time necessary for opening the channels, must be stated in the pro posal for each depth. r The right to accept the offfer which, in theopin ionof the Secretary of War, proposes the best method of accomplishing the object contemplated and to accept either proposal of any bidder for either of the passes, to the exclusion of the pro posals of the same bidder for tbe other pass, is reserved ' ^The quantity of matter necessary to be removed from the existing channels at the p-usses to be deepened, or the distance along either channel to which the work must extend, in order to obtain either of the specified depths, cannot, for want of accurate Information as to their present condition be stated. Persons who desire to undertake the work are expected, therefore, to inform themselves of its extent, and of the best means of accomplish ing It. v Aft r 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 appointed for that purpose by the Secre tary of War, and 'he amount which may be agreed upon for opening each will be paid after each has been completed,and found, upon exami nation by an officer or officers, appointed as above, to be conformable, In all respects, to the stipula tions of the contract; but no payment will be made on account of any work done towards open ing either channel until after such channel shall have been completed, examined, and approved, as above specified. At the expiration of one-third of tbe time dur ing which the channels are to be kept open, eighty per cent of one-tlilrd of the whole amount of the contract for keeping open will l>e i aid ; at the expiration of two-thirds of t?e time an addi tional payment of one third of t whole amouut contractea for will bs paid; an<_ dttheexpiratlon of the whole time during which the channels are to be kept open, the tweaty percent retained at the first payment, and the remaining third of the whole amount of the contract for keeping the channels open, will be paid; butno payment will be made until after the channels have been exam ined at each period of payment, by an officer or officers appointed by the Secretary of War and found to be in all respects conformable 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 tbe '? Engineer Department, Washington." and en dorsed " Proposals for opening channels at outlets 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 tiie bidder or bidders who?? plan of operation and evidence of ability to execute the work are most satisfactory to the riecretajy of War. To be inserted forthlrtv days lnthe National In telllgencer, and the Evening Star, Washington; the Commercial Bulletin, and the True Delta, New Orleans; the Mobile Register. Mobile; the Argus, and the Pennsvlvanlan, at Philadelphia; the Day Book, and toe Journal of Commerce. New Vork; the Times, and the Post, Boaton; the Republican, and the Pilot, St Louis; the Enqui rer, Cincinnati; and the Democrat, Louisville Accounts for advertising, with two copies of paper containing advertltement, to be sent to En gineer Department for payment. au 5d-30t m P. HOOVER'* BOOT, SHOK, AND ?3* TRUNK ESTAB LISHMENT?I have on hand the largest and most extensive assort ment o' Gentlemen#' and Ladles' Sole J.oath , erTravllng Trunk,Ironl and Wood Framel Packing Trunks, Vail - ces. Bonnet Boxes, new style; Carpet Hugs of all styles and qualities Also, a general assortment of Ladies', Gents', Boys', and Mlases Shoes, all colors and stiles. All wishing to purchase any of the above articles will find it to their advan tage to examine my stock before purchasing else where Call at 8 Y HOOVEK'S, Iron Hall Penn. ave., bet. Uth and 10th Jy 32 streets. J. CONNELLY, Undertaker, iVs. 4?J Stvtntk strut, win tidt, btt. O and H, WOULD RESPECTFULLY INFORM the citizens of Washington and ihe adjoining counties that he ls< prepared to attend to all orders at the shortest notice and on the most liberal terms He will spars no pains to give entire satisfaction on all occasions. He guarantees to preserve the dead in the warmest weather for any length of time Alar^e aupply of ready made COFFINS of all sii<s? wild qualities, always on hand. Shrouds, Carriages, Hearsts, and every other article furnished or the best quality. A share of the public patronage is respectfully ?Ollcited. mar "JA-tf WATCHES, JEWELRY, SILVER ?c PLA tid ware, alhata forks, Ac. AT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES. MW SALT A BKO. ARE NOW OFFER Ing a splendid aasortmeut of the above goods at lower rates than they have ever sold them Of extra fine WATCHES they name those above made by Cooper, Adams, Taylor, Dixon, Tobias, Bersley, Johnson. Jur geunsen, Vacheron, and all other makers of celebrity. ELEGANT JEWELRY. Diamond, Pearl, Florentine, Mosaic, and Cameo Broches In setts and single pieces, Gold Chains. Seals, Keys, Ac ' SILVER WARE. Solid Silver Tea sets, Walters, Pitchers, Goblets, Cups, Forks. Spoons, Ac EXTRA PLATED WARE. Tea sets, Cake Baskets, Castors, Waiters. Pitch ers, Gobbets, Albata Forks, Spoons, English and America Table Cutlery. IP* Spectacles and Eye 6 lasses of every focus In oold, Sliver, and fine Steel frames. All goods Warranted as represented. M. W. GALT A BRO., Jy 30 tf 321, Pa ave., bet Vth and lOthsts. INYHONY If. CIIL Y. UNDERTAKER, Shop and Residence No. 803 Penn'a avenae, ?oath side, between 9th and 10th tta. AVING PROVIDED HIMSELP WITH *n ELEGANT HEARSE,,?j* and all necessary conveniences for properly conducting hU business, would respectfully Inform the public that he is fully pr-partd to fill all orders entrusted to him, at the shortest notice, and in the best manner. A awesuppl, of KEAD'k ,'i ADE COFFINS iwL? ?" hana, wulch will be fur nished on ths most reutonnbie t.rins. As heretofore, no pains will be spared to give entire satisfaction on all occa*ious ?B th? Premises, orders will f Ib7 f? t0 " hours MRS. 91. E. UARVEY, (Swccassoa TO Jambs F. Ha*v*t, dscbasbd,) undertaker if0. 410 Stvtntk llfiil, a MJ // Begs leave to inform tbe public that she hss In her employ the same persons that were formerly! In the establishment, who are fully competent to conduct the Undertaking Business; and that every attention will be given to calls day or night, as heretofore m 19 0m >H STOCK.??*,000 Corpo ... - " - ? lt I Kit 8. H' /IPKPURATION STOCK 99,000 ( V > quion of Washington Stock foM?l?< at feKMi U OH U KM KKO'fUh PROTECTION AND INDEMNITY FROM LOSS BY FIRE ! Sub<cr\M Capital and Surplus ....SI,3d*,131 13* FARMEB8 AMD MECHANICS' INSUR ANCE CO.. OF PHILADELPHIA. Office northwest corner Pennsylvania accnue and 17th ttreet, Tf'ashinnton City, D. C. STATEMENT OP BUSINESS FROM THE 1ST ?3 day of August to the 31st day of December, 1855: ' Am Hint received in maris*' premium?..$68.34*2 31 Do fire premiums 82 Total premiums for five months 108.151 13 Capita! 1,250,000 00 1,358,151 13 Invested as follow#: Bonds of Allegheny county, Pittsburg, and Philadelphia City 6V $78,791 66 Railroad bonds, coat 33,400 00 Loans on first mortgage of real estate.. 59,950 00 Do stocks, collateral 30.384 00 Cash ia ba'ik and on hand 11,0W 32 Capital subscribed 1,047,700 00 Premium notes, not matured 66.387 31 Due from agents (secured by bands).*. 18,853 61 Expenses and commissions 11,662 33 1,358,151 13 Total amount of losses reported to 1st January, 185C: Fire ? 1,666 66 Marine 3,000 00 4,666 66 DI RECTO S8. Hun. Thos. B. Florence, Charles Dinjee, Oeor?e II. Armstrong, Thomas Manderfie'd, Charles A Rub ram, Eiward R. Helmbiid,; George Helmb >ld, F. Carroll Brewster, Jam<js E Neall, I.aac Leech, Jr. THOMAS B.FLORENCE, President. EDWARD R. HELMBOLD, Secretary. LOCAL SURVEYORS. Charles Wa:ter, No. 397 D street. Juo. M. Thornton, corner First street and Virginia avpnue. James Williams, No. 22 Four-and-a half street. MARINE SURVEYOR. Capt. J. P. Levy, No. 474 Pennsylvania avenue. GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT. John Tbomason. The bn?ine*s of this Company will compare fa vorably with the most successful of similar institu* tions in the United States. From the l?t day of August, lei5, in five months, up t i 1st January, 185C, the premiums received amounted to the large sum of owe hundred and ei|ht thou and, one hunired aud firiy-one dollars, with only forty sii hundred an 1 sixty six dollars losses reported. With theie evidences of success and food man ajomi'iit, the directors ft* I justified in soliciting a .-hare of public patronagr, believing tliut lue steri lity off-red is am jle aid that all fair claims will be a :jmtf?<l mite according to equity than legal techni cal me*. With a view of affording ample indemnity to the pub'ic, the company have deposited wnh MKSSRS DUNCAN, FHKRMAN, * CO., OP NKW YORK, TIIKI Ft HANKERS, Ca*h and premium aotes to provide an accruing Trust ftuid of One Hundrtd Thousand Dollar*, To b? held fry ;h?m as a lilitional security to policy holders for the payment of io-'i's. The company is prepared to is ue policies against lost or damage by fire on DWELLINGS, FURNI TURE, Mli. Lb, MANUFACTORIES, WARE IjdUHES, all descripiions of BUILDINGS, and i heir contents, or all kinds of M? -R* *11 A.N Dirt B, transported by VHS8FLS, STfcAMBOATS, CA NAL BjATS, RAILKOAD3, and th ? u=ua! con veyances to or from any portion of EOROPK and AMERICA, and on the hulls of STEAMBOATS navigating ilie we?t*rn wa'ers The raits of premium will b- low a-other companies, and in fixm* thsiii every iniprivnnent in construction aud arrangement will be taken into consideration. All loi>s*:s speedily adjusted and promptly jaid. Office northwest c rner P^nnsylvarva avenue and Seventeenth street, Washington city, 1?. C. Inmrance may alxo he effected at the Home Office, North went corner Walntit and Second Streets, Phila delphia. AUo.altheComj'ariy'snfflces: New York? A W. Th mpaon, No. 10 Wall Mreet. Bostoc? Oliver Brewster, No 4 Siate street. Baltfmore? B. 11. Richardson, No. 72 Baltimore street. Cincin nati?Taylor k Anthony. Charleston?J. H. Tay lor, .No. 121 R. Bay street New Orleans?lls-inan Doane. Montgomery?Albert VV lliann. Mob.le? A. C. VVaugh. Piiisburg?T. I Hun'er. No. 90 Water su>et Savannah- A. Wi'bur. No. Ill Day street. Augusia? y, Whyte k Co. Atla-iia? Marcus A. B-ll. Trenton?Nair k Cccks. Fond du Lao?Robert A Baker. Vicktb ire?J. Putnam. Buffalo?A Barker. Memphis? W. E. Milton. Detroit-Thomas Pa mer k Son. Milwaukie? \. Wellington llart. Wellsburg, Virginia?Uanforth Brown, jr. Erie, Pennsylvania?Allen A. Craig. Wyoming, Pennsylvania-K. C. Smith. Louis ville?il.D.Timbeilake. Nahville?Joseph Na^h. Port a id?D Robinbon, jr. Chicago?E P. Ward 8as F anci^co? Wil.iam Bl^gs. St Louis?Thos E. Courier ay, general ageut lor the eouihern and western States. And in other principal cities of the United States by authorised officers of -he com pany Je14-lyl AGENCY OF THE Alliance Insurance Co. of Philadelphia, Capital 8300.000! Annual report for the year ending January 1, 1856. AMeUofthe Company, ooc?t?t!r< of Bocda and od anencnr?ber?il real hulk |110,CM M Blocks of other Corporations, worth par 28. M0 00 Caeli ou haud 11,966 SO Bill" receivable, CoueUllug o.' Mwlae Dote* and abort loaus |S6,MS 70 Stock Liu tea SO ?1,?I9 7S 1219.430 00 Whole receipts for prtmtama daring the year |U?,nll u?> Paid for losses aud eiyeusea during tlie year "1,113 04 P M. M<?RIARTY, President. J. MORRIS THOMPSON, Secretary. THE GREAT WESTERN FIRE INSUR ANCE CO OF PHILADELPHIA. Capital 9500,000. Charter Ptrptiual. DiaacTOBf. Charles C. Lathrop, 53U Spruce street. Alexander Whllden, merchant, 14 North Front street. John C. Hunter, firm of Wright, Hunter Jt Co. E. Tracey, firm of Tracey A Baker. John R. McCurdy, firm of Jones, White it McCurdy Isaac Hjzlehurat, attomev and counsellor. James U Smith, firm of J as B Smith A Co. Theo W Daker. firm of Tracy A Baker. R.S. Walton. 360 Market street. Thomas K. Limerick, 514 Spruce street. John J Baker, Goldsmith's Hall CHAKLKS C LATHROP, Presldeat. THOMAS K. LIMERICK, Secretary. Risks changed from other companies to this, no charge for policy fee. Enquire at the oOce of J. K. Kendall, ovur R. Morrow's Exchange Oflloe first doot Weal of W. U. Todd's Hat Store, on Pennsylvania avenue. rnt7 3r< DAVID MYKRLK, Ageat. tUAtl<IC?T WAHKINfiH, WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER, AND DBALBX IN Fine Watches, Jewelry, and Silver Ware. Selling at a vtry liberal rtdurtton f rom tui' to mar y prices. No. 370 Pa. avenue, hetwetxl Gth and 7th streets, au 9 3m (In Browns' Hotel building.) H LACK I ST ON E'S PAVILION. This place of resort will be open on the 3d day of J uly for the ac commodatlon of visitors. The sub?crlb4fr has engaged a first rate Cotllilon Band for J 1 the season, and with his large and spendld Ball Room otffeis vast lnd .cements to the lovers of the dance His table will be constantly supplied with all the luxuries of the Potomac, and his Bar with the cholest liquors This is known to be one of the healthiest places on the river, being situated between Blaekistone's and St Catharine's Islands. There will be a celebration on the 4th of July,

and Ban and public Cotillion Parties on Thurs day, 2ith July, Thursday,7th August, andThun d*y 41st of August. The steamer Alice Price will land passengers during the waiorln^ season on Tuesdays and Frl daysgolng down,and will stop for passengers on Wednesdays and Saturdays, on her return trips. The steamer Columbia will also land and take off Sissengers on Wednesdays going to. and on bun ays returning from Baltimore Board??l per day for a wetk or longer; ,95 less than a week je25 2m GEORGE. W BLACKISTONE. A PIANO AT A WHEAT BARGAIN?One of Hallet, Davis A Co's, Boston^CSS? manufacture. Rosewood Case, for 1166,1 J I f|l purchased of us only a few months since; and the owner Is compelled to leave the city. Call antl see It. JOHN F. ELLIS. Piano and Music Store, between BU U VIh aud I0tli streets ? Educational. MR. BDSHNKLI '* SCHOOL, No 441 T it tie nth street,bttteten F and (I lis. The duties of this school will be resumed on the first Monday In September. The course of instruction embraces all the branch es of a comp'e'e academical education. The number of pupil? is limited to bo many as can be carefully and thoroughly taught by the Principal himself, aided only in the department of Modern Languages For circulars apply at the school-Toom. au 19-eo.Jwtw. w T T EHEKMIPI INSTITUTE, H street, between lSf* and l3f* stree s. SELECT CLASSICAL A MATHEMATICAL SCHOOL FOR BOYS. THE EXERCISES OK THIS INSTITUTE JL whi be resumed on Monday, September 1st. Thoreafffe instruction will be given In the vari ous branches of an English and Classical Educa tion. The number of nupila Is limited. Students preparing to enter College, and those especially who winh to qualify themselves for admission into advanced classes, will have the benefltof a particular and carefnl training. -L^pe.ruqc^!CT' for tbe branches S12,o0, for the full course, $15 For farther particulars address auPMf _CHARLEg^B. YOUNG, Prin ST. JOHN'S ACADEMY, No. 5T South Royal street, comer of Duke, ALEXANDRIA, VA. HE EIGHTEENTH SESSION WILL commence on the 1st of September, and con clude with the usual public exercises about the 1st of July following. The course of study embraces the Greek, Latin, French and English languages, Mathematics. Natural Science, Ac., Ac. T?R*S. Hoard and Tuition per session often months, pay able semi annually in advance 81a5 W) Tuition per quarter of II weeks 5,no Ancient Ljuiguages Stationery. *c , form extra charges to all who ar- not entered for the session For further particulars see circular, which can I* had on application to RICHARD L. CAKNE, Jr au 19-e<3t Principal FTAYINO ENSAtiKD TIIK SERVICES 11 of a thoroughly competent female J eacher for the education of my own daughters, I am pre pared to rec-ive, as members of my family, four or five young ladies. Every effort "will be made for their moral and religious training, and liberal culture of their minds Terms for the scholastic year of ten months, commencing on the 15th of September, '056, as follows: For board and tuition in the uMial branches of an English education ?135-an additional charge of #10 for French, anl *15 for music and u*e of instrument. Address MRS SARAH A DAWSON, Sprlngdale, near Potomac Furnace, Loudon county, Virginia, au 18?w4w# ' 6 FIFTH STREET SEMINARY FOR HIRLS, BETWEEN D AND E. \f RS. GOODRICH WILL RE-OPEN HER If J. srhool on Monday, the 1*t of September. For terms. Ac., apply at No. 425 5th street, au H-eo3t NORTHERN LIB ERTIFS' SEMINARY FOE YOUNG LADIES, Corner of L and Tenth streets, MRS. A. E. BELL, Principal Preceptress. HE NEXT SCHOLASTIC YEAR OF this J institution, will commence Monday. Sep tember 1st, when the young ladies will bear in mind that early attendance will greatly facilitate the arranging of cl?*sf s, so that as little time may be lost as possible by a long vacation. A limited number of young ladles will be re ceived as boarders. Circulars, containing terms of tuition, and fur ther particulars ?.an be obtained at the principal bookstores, and at the Seminary. au lG-eo'2w MISS M. LEWIS" Will re-open her School for Young Ladies on MONDAY, September 1st, On the corner of 9tk and H streets. au 16 eotSepl GREENWOOD SE Ml NARY, FOR YOUHG LADIES, Three miles out on Sevtnlh street Plank, Road. Is now open for the reception of pupils. Address MRS. WM. KESLEY, Washington, D- C au 16-tSepl* BROOK.VILLE ACADEMY, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND. I^HE NEXT SESSION OF THIS INSTI -i- tution will commence September 1st Terms: For Tuition, Board, Washing, etc., 8160 per annum Catalogues may be obtained at C. II. Lane's, Pa avenue, or by addressing the Principal, at Brookville, Md. E. B PRETTYMAN A. M , an lfl-2w Principal Rl'UBY At ADEMV, Fourteenth street,opposit* Franklin Square. THE TENTH ANNUAL SESSION OF this Institution will commence ?n Monday, September 1st. Number of pupils limited. Circulars may be obtained at the residence of the Principal, on N, between Pith and 13th sts. G. F. MORISON, au 15-141* Principal THE COLUMBIA INSTITUTE, FOR YOUNG LADIES. No. 44# Eleventh street, between G and H. Prof. GEORGE H STUECKRATH, Principal. Mrs. JANh E. WILLIAMS, Vice-Principal, au l3-aw? FAIR HILL BOARDING SCHOOL FOR GIRLS. THE TENTH TERM OF THIS 1NST1TU tlon will commence en the Nth of the ninth month (September) next Circulars containing further information in re gard to toe School will be furnished to persons who desire them on application to R S KIKK, or W VI H FARQUHAR, at Olney Post Ortice, Montgomery county, Maryland au 7-fcvr YOUN4* LADIES'SEMINARY, Corner of Dumbarton and Montgomery streets, Georgetown, D. C. MRS. GEN'L WHEELER, Principal THE DUTIfcS OF THIS INSTITUTION will be resumed on Monday, September 1st, with renewed exertions on the part of the Princi pal for the intellectual, moral, and religious im provement of pupils committed to her care Mrs W. tenders her thanks to her friends and {atrons for the liberal amount of patronage she as received and respectfully solicits a continua tion of the same. Circulars obtained 011 application to the Princi pal. an 7-tSepl5 CENTRAL ACADEMY. SILAS MERCHANT, { p.,NrivAi? REV G. W. DORHANCE,) ?-htscipals. fflHK NEXT ANNUAL SESSION OF THIS X Academy will ceminence on Monday, Sep tember 1st. 1816. For terms see circulars at the principal Book Stores au 1-tf FRENCH AND ENOLISH FEMALE SEM INARY FOR BOARDING FCF1LS. BY M. A. TYSON A SISTERS. r*MilS SEMINARY IS SITUATED AT ALN - J. 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 pupils are de sired to be in attendance. Increased facilities are afforded for the acquisi tion of Music and French, whilst the English branches -ecelve that instruction necessary for a through education. Every accommodation and comfort are afforded for a large number of pupils. For further particulars circulars may be had at the principal Bookstores, and at Dr. Tyson's Drug store, corner of 10th and I streets, Washing ton. _ Jy aO-eotSepl THE UNION ACADEMY. Z. Ricuaeds, Mas. Z. Richards, Prln. r A. erln. ?'? f. A. The next annual session of this Institution, and of the UNION FEMALE ACADEMY, will commence on MONDAY , Sep temoer 1, 1836. Jy 23-3m (CHOICE FAMILY HAMS, Prime Smoked J Beef and Bologna Sausage, just In store ar.d for sale by RING A BURCHELL, *14 Vermont avenue, cornar 15th 11,0 and I streets. evening star. THE SUN-GLASS BURNER An affidavit was made bv Augustus Dor moa?p against Clarence Fitz butter, for burn ing him with a burning glass Augustus Dot rnouse being sworn by the magistrate. deposed: Time of the alleged rffensa was about two o'clock, P M on Tuesday afternoon Pla*-*, shade of a tree on the Neutral (innind De ponent was asleep; ffu oppressed by the sul triness of the weather, and wished tor a little repose. Is in the habit of reposing in sultry weather?generally in the shade of a tree, in Canal or Rampart street. Finds the repose conducive to his health. Prefer* the street, on account of the breeze. Is not disturbed by dreams. Was quite sound asleep when a? cused came across him Felt something sting him behind?on the back, between the shoul ders. Had no jacket on. Shirt slightly torn. Sensation like bite of a green head Pain ia creased till it felt like a coal of fire Screamed and awoke. Saw accused draw back a burn ing glass, and slip it in his pocket Could not be mistaken in accused. Identifies him now by a strawberry mark under the left ear Complained to police, and caused him to be arretted. Cross-examined : Does not consider himself a vagrant. Is of a political temperament, and likes the green look of things lias no par ticular residence. Does 6mall chores for a living. Native of Indiana?of highly respec table family Can read, when it does not hart his eyes Yes, commonly hurts his eyes Has no grudgd against accused except for latter burning him Certain was burnt on the back?between the shoulders Could not say positively that the nape of the neck wa? not scorched some. Cannot see behind. Firmly believer accuse: entertained incendiary de signs. Clarence Fitz Butter, a quizzical looking vngahond, who was much better dressed than the plaintiff, and carried several stumps of cigars in hispockct very offensive to the smell, an-1 an incongruous assortment of burning, mostly spectacle glasses, here begged the ma gistrate to allow him to explain. The magistrate granted the request of the prisoner. 41 I am a philosopher," observed Fit* But ter. " and am peculiarly inclined to the in vestigation of light I have poru.xci the works of Ilerscbtl, D \vy, D?guerre, Faraday, and Draper My vest pocket is a labarat^ry In it I constantly keep a supply of sun-gla**?a. I make it a point to draw a focus as often a^ possible. I wish rot to allow a ray to pas me. Every beam I subject to my glass Sir. this is necessary with my theory of nature I am of the opinion that every thing in nature is combustible, or it is not combustible Com bustiblc ? non-combustible. With my illu mined foci I explore the hidden arcana of na ture. I carry the torch into her darkest lab yrinths I apply a match to her, and she reports, or she does not report I will give your honor a list of tho combustible objects in nature?a list?" " I will not listen!" said the magistrate. " What have you to observe relative to burn ing Augustus Dormouse 7" 44 This, ' resumed Fiti Butter. ?' Accident ally, I encountered the prone body of the in dividual responding to the uppellation of Au gustus Dormouse. Him I had never seen before, and therefore not examined. Now whs the sleeper combustible, or was he not ? Is he?a salamaudft, and can he stand fire? With the thought, instantly I produce my sun-glass His back is exposed, his shirt be ing torn between the shoulders I draw a focus on the exposed skin. I lay tablets on the grass, in readiness to record any impor tant and wonderful discovery I may make. But the sleeper stirs in his sleep?he is com bustible , he wakes, and staras with bestial rage upon me?up*m me?a philosopher! Nay, more ; he complains to the police ; he heaps upon me the disgrace of a public exhibition and a peual trial! Punish the Vandal, mag istrate, to the utmost extent that the laws of the country and your official oath will per mit!" A policeman here, who was standing beside the prieoner, but glancing at the crowd of spectators that usually throng the magistrate's court, rested hia hand on the railing near Fits Butter. The latter availed himself of a strung glare of light shining through the win dow, took out a sun-glass from his vest pock et, and produced upon the policeman's hand a small, brilliant, concentrated spot of light and heat, which in a few seconds saiuged the aforesaid rattle-grasper like a drop of melted lead "Hello! what re you about demanded that enraged and indignant functionary. '? \\u are a?combustible!" remarkel the mono-ideal philosopher, with infinite compla cency. The policeman considered himself insulted. 44 You're another ! Dog my cats !" replied the furious Charley, whom rcspect for the court alone restrained from following the re crimination with a blow "Pshaw! pshaw!" said the magistrate; " this whole affair is extremely ridiculous. Deprive Fitz Butter of his sun-glasses; atd? sir ?keep your light dark, or, in the event of a secoud complaint agaiust you, 1 shall send you to prison." rj> Chambers' Journal says that Les Trois JSTousquetaires, ("The Three Musketeers,'") of which Dumas gets the credit of the author ship, was written, or rather copied out, by M. Maquet, who stole the entire work from tJarien de (Jourtilz, a writer of romantic biographies in the early part of the last century. When Maquet was engaged in the coinjH>stttun of this work, a friend asked him why he did not write in his own name The reply was. " M. Dumas pays me more for my writings than the publishers would. ' ?? But," said another, " M. Dumas always re-writes, or at least corrects, the works writ ten by others which he issues as his own.' " Not at all,"' said Maquet, 14 and as a proof that ho does not 1 wiil introduce into the man uscript of the work I am at pre?ent engaged upon the most awkward paragraph in the French language. 1 will repeat the word que lixteen times in tive liues, and I will bet you a dozen of champague that the whole sixteen will be f jund in the printed work " The bet was taken, and M Maquet won it. The sixteen repetitions of >jue are still extant in five lines of Les Troit Alousyuetaires. ' Charles Matthews, tho "Skimpole ' of the British stuge, is again in difficulties ami is at present the light and life of a select co terie of gentlemen who are quaitered by their creditors in Lancaster Castle Matthews is one of those men who should never have bad any affaire?not even his own?to direct He make a very indifferent executive minis- J ter, and has contrived to loss ?5000 by his management of the Lyceum Theatre. He has '?overdrawn his account,1 * which is about the mildest way we can put it, with Mr. Smith, of Drury Lane, to the tune of ?1000, and alto gether the amount for which the distinguished comedian seeks to be whitewashed, is nearly S1U.00U. Just two yours have been occupied in running up a score which would frighten the life out of on ordinary debtor, but thanks to Lis constitutional buoyancy. Mr. Mat thews is iu excellent spirits, and regards hia imprisonment iu Lancaster with just ihesame feeling that a trayeler would his detention at a couuty inn by a wet afternoon. iy Lafayette sent for a hogshead of earth from Bunker Hill to be placed over his body at his interment. The selectmen from Roeton received the application from his ???[} - " was taken from the spot where Gen. War fell, and accompanied by a certificate tba. it was " genuino," signed by three of the oldest veterans of the town THE WEEKLY 8TAk TUitMiMFiBaruiNfi lining a greater variety ef lateaamac leeAiag Uan found is aav other?Is pabUake4oa getr-: ?lagle oopy, per |f H rivoopim **CLnt Ten copies *5 "? Twenty Copt**.. J jj "n"tK^ I" L9TAWC*."" ?t the coSt?rCXmtflSi7^,)^lbr,w^,*d paper Prt^THM, U# lMUf of tb# POITMitTItlWhOK'tUUlQti Will h?>U/>? J acommission of twenty percent #w,<4 The Poison Strychnin# This drag, which baa lately beo ma so nolo rious for destroying the Urea of human being ??.? in the ca.*e of the Infamous Dr. Palmer recently executed in England?is a moat deal ? Iy organic poison. A dog has been killed with the sixth part of a grain of It, aad a human being with less. When introdaced into the stcmach it act# with fearful energy, causing r>ck j*w immediately, violent spasms au 1 death in a tew minute* It ia odorleea, but so intensely bitter as to be perceptible to the taste when one part ia dilated in a Million parte of water. The composition of atrychnia ia carbon 44, hydrogen 24, oxygen 4, nitrogen - equivalent*. It is colorless, and forms solu ble crystaliiable aa!ti. It ia an alkaline base, and i* extracted principally from tjj. Struck "?/ ru-rMvfmt9' tre. from which it ia obtained is of moderate aize, and grows in several parts of the East Indiea and the Island of Ceylon. Ita fruit are large orange colored berries, the pulp of which ia the fa vorite of many birds The aeeds contain tba deadly poison They are flat and round, about an inch in diameter, and gray in color These soed- were used aa medicine, and aa a toison, by the Hindooa. long before they were nown in Europe. Many of the nativea of Ilindooatan often uae it aa people use opium They oommence with taking the eighth of a nut a day, and gradually Increase their al lowance to an entire nut, whloh would be about twenty graina If they eat it directly before or after food no unpleaaant effects sre produced ; bat if they neglect thia precauti on, apa<me are the result The bark of the tree ia alao poiaonoaa, and from it* resemblance to Augustura or Cuspa aia bark, a tonie medicine imported from South America, caused a great deal of alarm nnd excitement in Germany, in the early part <?f this century, by being mixed with that bark. No sure antidote haa yet been discov ered for thia poison, but tome chemiata hare attained to great ekill in detecting it, when administered as a poison. The following is Dr Thompson a method of detecting the ons thousandtn part of a grain Having placed a drop of atrong sulphuric acid on a piece of glaa*, add to it a amal! quantity of the suspected substance, and atir the whole together, ao aa to favor Solution : then sprinkle over the mixture a little pow dercd bichromate of potash, and gently move a glass rod throngh the fluid If atrychnia be present, a vio'et color of conailerable be.iuty will bo alin<>et Immediately produced whi'h after a few minutes, will fade into a reddish yellow, but may be renewed by the addition of m >re bichromate, so long a* any strychnia remain* undestrcyed in the mixture In this way the thousandth part of a grain of that alkaloid may be made to yield a rery decisive indication. The point* to be noticed are, that sulphuric acid alone producea no ap parent effect, and that the action begins a* once round e*ch particle of the bichromate. =o that if the #lass be held in a vertical posi tion, streams of a violet colored fluid may b?* Keen to flow from each particle ; and if at this time the whole be slowly stirred, the entire bulk of the fluid will speedily assume the Siffle charactcrietic tint. Ixtkrpolavinq an Oath ?We were con aiderably amused yesterday, at the recital ot an anecdote illustrative cf the difficulties which are sometimes encountered in the col lection of claims It appears that many year* ago the clerk of one of the courts in this see tion of the State had made frequent unsuo ceseful efforts to recover the amount of certain fee bills which he hsld against a alippery citi zen residii g in a neighboring county. When ever the b 1116 were presented, there we* sure to be some obstacle to the payment of the amount due : and thus, from time to time the settlement was deferred until our clerk began to believe that bis debtor ahould be ranked among those unprincipled knavea who infe-t all communities, and disgrace humanity by dishone-tly refusing to pay their juat liabil ities An opportunity was. however, sooo afforded him of bringing the delinquent " to taw " It happened that the fellow was sum moned as a witness in a certain case, and the usual oath had to be administered to him by our friend, the clerk, it was put in this wise " You solemnly swear that yoa will tell the truth, fhe whole truth, and nothing but the truth, and af^o pay me thote ft* htllt uut> otre. before you leave Uwn?ao help you<lod !'' There was no getting over thia, and being fairly circumvented by the wily clerk, the countryman loat no time aftei the adjourn ment of the court, in proceeding to hia office and forking over ?link maud IVktg. KaoL-LAP.LV Sold ? During the month of January. 1S50, twogentlemenfrom New York, one of whom had been in California nearly a year, and the other just arrived, were acci dently overheard in the following conversa tion at the Sutter House. Sacramento. The new comer was lamenting hia condition, and his folly in leaving an abundance at home, and especially two beautiful daughtera. who were just budding into womanb<iod?when ha asked the other if he had a family. " Yes. sir; 1 have a wile and aix children in New York?and I never saw one of tnem " After this reply the couple aat a few mo ments in aileuoe, and then the istem>gat >r again commenced : " Were you ever blind, sir?" "No, air " 44 Did you marry a widow, sir ?" " No, air " Another lapse of ailence. " Did I understand you to aay, air, that you bad a wife and aix children living in New York, and had never seen one of them*" 41 Yes, sir?I ao stated it." Another and a longer panae of ai'.eii-e. Then the interrogator again inquired : 44 How can it be, air. that you never saw one of them V' 44 Why," was the response, uone of tkr>n was born after I left " 44 Oh '. ah !" and a general laugh foil ?wed After that the 6rat New Yorker we* espe cially distinguished as *' the man who has s.x children and never saw one of thea " Contempt or Court ?In a village, not a thousand milca from thia city, there livea a quiet, un obtrusive youag lawyer. A modest teliow ia M , imerit ia alwaya modeat.) but he knowa hia rignts, "and knowing, dares main tain them." Like a great many othera. he ia 44 following the practice, ' and anticipate" ' a glorious time" when he overtakes it Wkilee since, having been retained in some amall cases he made his appearance before that august dignitary?an Alabama Justice of the 1'cAce. 44 Hia Honor'' evidently lost faith in M ? at first eight; for one after another his oases "collapaed" under the *? stunning charge* delivered of the ooart. The law and the testimony were alike un availing. M 'a case* were bound U> go At last human nature could bear no more M f rising from hia aeat, del vered him self in hia uaual slow and measured manner? 4- The Court can fine me fire dollars ' 44 For what, Mr M.? ' said iheJuatioe, somewhat surprised. * For contcmpt ol Court, eootly rej lined M "I aware, Mr M' said the Court, 44 of your having been guilty of anything that might be consul ered contempt " 4> I know yonr Honor ia not aware of it, said M 44 bat 1 entertain a aecret contempt for this Court." _____ Another census of Chicago ia being taken by the authorities of that city, who hopo that it will ahow a total population ot one hundred thousand soul* They take a census at least once a year in that exuberant city, and sometimes oftener. And theae enu merations accomplish an important local pur pose in demonstrating the actual importance of the place, and thereby attracting new popu | 1 at ion.