VOL. VIII. WASHINGTON, I). C., MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1856. NO. 1,201. THE EVENING STAB, rVBLlSUKD ITBRT AFTER HOUR, (EXCEPT SUNDAY,) A* lis Slot Buildings, stntev ?/ fn?f(?MU mi ftuiaft itrm, By W. D. WiLtACH, WHi be %> rvrxl to subscribers by earners at SIX AND A qUARTER CENTS, payable weekly to the A~en:?; papers served la pa:kages at J7# tenta per month. To mall subscribers tha sub scription prloeIs THREE DOLLARS AND FIF TY CENTS ayear i? srfsswes, TWO DOLLARS for six months, ud ONE DOLLAR for three months; f?">r lesi than ttiree men" li* at tbe rate of ?*?* * *??*? err single copies one cent. GAUTIER'S COMPOUND HERB DROPS: For Coughs, Colds, Bronchitis, Asthma, 4c. These invaluable compound Herb Drop? hsve th? extraordinary property of lm mediately relieving Coughs, Colds, Hoarseness. Difficulty of Hreata'.ng. Bronchitis, Asthma, and Husklnrssof theTh*oat. Tho;e who arc troubled with that uapleasant tickling In the throat, which deprive* them of rest, night after night, by the incessant rough which it provokes, will, by uslsg these drops, find immediate relief. The subscriber, in presenting thee* Drops to public notice, wishes it to be expressly under wood that he does not claim f>r them any miracu lous curing proporties, nor does be present them with a Ions string of certificates of recommenda tions, although he has many unsolicited and moat flattering ones from persons who have used them. These Drops are composed of alx elmple in gredients. principally herbs, which are known to be eery efficacious in the cure of diseases result ing from Col da. and some of which, being rather nauseous In their natural state, would deter many from resorting to them, but when made Into a oaadv or drops, become pala'able Without losing any of their valuable properties. They have been approved and recommended by all the m>st prominent members of the Medical Faculty of Washington city. Every Lawyer, Clergyman, Public Speaker, or Vocalist, should cam' a few of these Drops In bis pocket to be used before or after exercising the vocal organs. Prepared and for sale, wholesale and retail, by C. GAU TIER, A la Vlilede Paris, No. 252 Pa av . Washington, D. C. Or may be had of the following agent- : J AS. H. STONE, corner of 7th and L streets; R S. T CISSEL, Georgetown; JOHN E BATES, Navy Yard; SAMUEL W H1TE. 7th street,52s; hfc.NKV COOK A CO., Alexandria dec 9 r.VSHK?1ABLi: DANCING HW. MUNDER, PROFESSOR OF DANC ? lng at Georgetown Collegeand Con vent, and prisclpal teacher of Washing ton, D. C., and Baltimore, Md , has the honor to announce to the citizens and public generally, lhat his school is open every TUESDAY and THURSDAY; AF PERNOON for Younrj l,adles, Misses, a?d Masters, from 1 until? o'c ock, and on the same evenings at 8 for gentlemen. Owing to the unusual large number of pupils lu his clashes this season, and the great success of his claws la the first society of Baltimore, com pells him to limit the number of pupils taken for the balance of the season. The public are well aware that Prof M. spares neither time nor patience to render the most un skilful pupil perfect. He invites ladles and gentlemen generally of respectability and standing, to visit his class and witness the improvement of his pupils la the few pleasant le??nnsthat has past. It is desirable that ail wbo wish to participate in his May Exhibition should ente' earty this year, as the dan**** In pre paratlan are more complicated than any hereto lure Introduced novJI-tf NEW LIVERY STABLE, Eighth Str'it, Kttwttn D snd F. rpHE SUBSCRIBER HAS ERECTED A A commodious stable on 8th street, rr.it !& open for the reception of Horses on livery. an1 for tb* hiring and selli.igof horses. He has alsj for rent a line large Room immedi ately over his carriage house, 27 by feet, suita ble for almost any purpose There is alsosleeplng brinks for persons bringing servants, and the whole establishment Is lighted with gas. He would also call the attention of persons bringing produce to market, to the flr.e y?d ad joining the stable, where wagons con be safely ae-ured during the night The whal* establishment Is under the charge of W*. Hicks, well known to stdb'.e men in'thl# city. norifltf JOHN C. COOK. SURIEE* DANSANTE. PROF H W. MUNDER TAKES GREAT pleas :re in aanounnog to his Mends, patrons, and public generally, that the above social and delightful entertain ments wW commence at Mnnder's Metro politan Hail, cor:ierf>th and D streets, on 1 WEDNESDAY EVENING, November "Jfith, at 6 o'clo k, and continue every Wednesday throughout the season Gentlemen wishing to subscribe for tbe season can do so upon very favorable terms, by applying at the Hall on Tues day and Thursday evening from 9 tlH 10 o'clock. nov 21-tf FOR THE HOLL1DAYS. WITH GREAT PLEASURE WE IN form our friends and the pnblln, that in anticipation of their want* for the Hollldays, we have regardless of time, trouble, and expense gathered together the largest, most complete, and varied assortmeat of Goods In our line ever before cfT-red in this city We are daily receiving and arranging for exhibition from the north, our beantlful gjods, selested with g?ett care and at tention by one of our Arm, to which we invite yoar attention. Our store is No 20, between 6th and Oth streeis, on the Avenue decj- h j. Mclaughlin a co. CLOCKS clocks:?clocesT" ONLY THINK OF IT,?GOOD CLOCKS from *1 so np to S30,?all warranted to go right;?over M d'fferent sty es of Clocks to i select from Also, Clock Cords Weights, K-ys, Balls. Oils, and everything in the material line Call aud ses for yourselves, at J ROB1ASON'S,319 Pennsylvania avenue,op posite Browns' Hotel. nov 21-2m PARIS PREMIUM HATS. MODE DE PIS AUD. rpODD A CO HAVE RECEIVED PER A steamship "Arago" an Invoice of Gen tlemen's DR ESS H ATS from thecelebrated establishment of LavllleA Poumaronx. who received two first-class medals at the late Exposi tion In Paris. Also, a beautiful assortment of Children's t ANC^ BEAVER HATS, for Mlssesor Boys, Ladles' RIDING HATS. IKENCH UMBRELLAS, very auperior. TODD A CO., nov 3-6tAeotf west end Browns' Hotel. J^ESUINE FRE1CH HATS?JUST RE *A cslv?*d two cases, which for fineness, ltgktMos, and beauty of shape cannot be ?J surpissed. Gentlemen desiring a first rate article, at a moderate price, are invited to calf at ? v. LANES r ashlonable Hat, Cap. and Gents. Furnishing Store, iti Ptnn avenue. dee 10 MrorFiNS?tor FINS. M WHITE. SOLE AGENT FOR FISK'S Airtight Metallic Coffins for the city of Washington, wishes to lnf *rm the pubile that ha has now or. hand a large supply of all sires, similar in form to the richest wood coffins, and ;>eautifuilv finlsc :uiltatloa of rosewood. They can be sold atth" fame rates as a well fiaished mahogany coffia These b>au If il Airtight Coffins can be ready f >r use in thirty minutes for transporation toaay pirt of the United State*. 1 he under fed attend-, to UNDERTAKING in all its or inches, at all hours of day or night. Also, on ready made woodcof Purchasers are respec?ful!y Invited to call and see f.,r thmi?elves, at No 157 Pennsylvania ave nue, South side, near the corner of Third ?*ee' ^dec - eelms M M. WHITE." |\R MUNSON. AT;?1H PKNN'A avenue! ?'Is still m-klng fh??e beantlful e^ntl'n to.is GUM TEETH, caiicd A aea s Patent, for th* eicellency of , , which over %n ether styles ?f teeth, many no* wi-trlng th-*n in this city, will ehesrfnlly vouch. Tn?re Dsntlat in this city who has boen Infringing the patent, and mad?-a bvt imitation of D, a^a'n?t \wnom I-hereby cajtloa the public N It henever a Dcatlst speaks against Allen's Patent Continuous Gum Teeth, when froptriy (mirs(ii4, It Is boca ise he is Ignorant of tae process, incoinrt^tent to make the work, or a unwilling to pry for the patent. )e Iff-tf H'iSIKflV? HOSIER V. JOHN H SMOOT, NO. 119 BR1D44E Street, Georgetown, D C , has received a large assort ment of Woolen ir.d Cotton Hose, and half Hose for Ladl^, Gen's, Boys and Girls, of all siz^* and qualities, and of the best make* Purchasers wl 1 plea.*e call. nov 26 A*KW A?M?KT>1E*T OF HOtiE.m an Glass, amongst which may be found the ele?ar.? Buck Dicant**rs md G?bletj, at drc 1 _TH^ 1'A.KES, 504 Pa ave. |/\ 'IKLOOEOflS, RANGING FROM AW ?;(? to 81.25, at our Piano Ktore dee ?o l at JOHN F ELLIS. ( |*?KR4 GL ASSES IN EN AMEl7pEAk77, ^ i???y, Euocy, Jap^a, Ac, frsi* S'J t? *10 THE LAKES. P S ?Opera Glasaos foe rent. doc 1 L. J. M1DOLETON, DIALER IN ICE, OJict and Dtftt?Southwest corner of F aid f w'ftb ?tr?ti. f?h Y!-'1 john H. OTcCUTCHEN, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Has removed his office and resi dence to No. 24 Missouri avenue, between 4)g snd 6th street. nov 18-lm* A card. Mrs. franklin, teacher of vocal Maslc, No. 405 E street, between 9th and 10th street*. References : Mr. R. Davis, and Mr. Hllbns, Music stores. se 17-3m DR. THEOD. HANSMANN Has removed his office some houses above his old rooms, to No 491 7th street west, between D and E streets north, near the General Post Office Office hours as before; from 9 to 10 o'clock a m. nov 7-flw* PIANOS. PIANOS. A LARGE COLLECTION OF NEW AND SECOND HAND PIANOS for Sale and to Rent, cheaper than at any other place, at No 406 Eleventh street, a faw doors above Pennsylvania avenue. nov tl-lm* THIR1Y DVV CLOCKS.?FOR Churches Banks. Hotels, Offices, Ac. These] Clocks run thirty two days with once wind ing, and the power of the spring Is so equal-J lxed, that theforeelsapplledatalltlmeKilkcl a weight They have antl friction rolling pinions and toe pendulum rod Is like those on astronomi cal clocks by which the expansion and contrac tion of heat and cold are avoided, and accuracy of tlmesesured. Also, a fresh prime lot of Eight Day and Thirty Hour Clocks All warranted. Prices low. G.FRANCIS, nov 29- 490 8eventh st TO THOSE WHO HUT TO &EI L a^nia.?Call on us to supply your wants for the holiidays at once; don't postpawe It; you can buy cheaper from us, an! have a larger stock to select from than at any other place dec 9 II. J. MCLAUGHLIN ACQ. INTERNATIONAL HOTEL, WASHINGTON CITY. This house (known of late as the United States Hotel,) having under gone thorough repair and been handsomely ?!!] refurnished, is nnw open for the reception of J*" guests. From its favorable location, (being nearer the Capitol than any other Hotel in this city,) and the accommodations, the proprietor is prepared to art'ord all who wish a comfortable home during their sojourn in Washington, he feels assured of a liberal patronage from the tiavellng public., dec 1-tf OAUTIER'S FRENCH RESTAURANT, 2.>i Pa. av , ftcMkM 12(4 and 13"i III. THE PROPRIETOR OF THE ABOVE Es tablishment desires to call public attention to his Increased and unsurpassed facilities for con ducting and supplying everything In his line of business. He is prepared to supply at a few hours' notice the largest DINNERS, HALLS, and PARTIES with everything pertaining to the most fashion able entertainments, and oi the most reasonable terma. ENTIRE DINNERS and DESSERTS fur nished Families without any trouble to the fam ily and at moderate cbargts A FIRST-CLASS FRENCH COOK will be sent to private houses at S2 per day; and market ing and such articles as tfcey may wish purchased will be furnished at cost Also, China, Glass, Silver Ware, and Table ORNAMENTS. One ot more " dishes" sent to any part of the city at *hort notice At my establishment will be found elegant suites of Parlor, Reception, and Dining Rooms furnished In the best manner, always ready. My Restaurant offers great adv&atages to gen tlemen rooming out; thty can be supplied with m'als at all hours. Particular attention is d">slrrd to my new style ?firoperb CONFECTION ER Y, which for purity and delicacy of flivor are unequalled. C. GAUTI ER, dec 9- 252 Pa. avenue, bet 12th and 13th sts. TO ALL THAT VALUE THEIR SIGHT WISHES TO CALL THE ATTENTION to all that suffer with defective sight, caused by age. sickness, and particularly from Slasses Injudiciously selected, to his superior PECTACLES and GLASSES carefully ground by himself to a true spherical accuracy, and bril liant transparency, suited precisely and benefi cially to the wearer according to the concavity or convexity of the eve. Very numerous are the ill effects caused to tne precloua organ of sight from the commencement of using glasses In not be4ng precisely suited, by the use of an Optovuttr; and the practice of many years enables him to meas ure the focal disease of the eyes, and such glass es that are absolately required will be furnished with precision and satisfaction. JOHN TOBIAS acknowledges the very libe ral encouragement already obtained, and further sollclu the patronage of tnose that hare not yet availed themselves of his aid Persons that cannot conveniently call, hy send ing the glasses In use, and state how many inch es they can read this prlat with their spectacles, can be supplied with such as will Improve their sight. Innumerable testimonials to be seen; and ref erences given to many who have derived the greatest eas? and comfort from his glasses. Circulars to be had gratis, at his office, No. ftl'i SEVENTH STREET, Urn doort from Odd Fillowi' Hall, vr &yaias. Norfolk, September7, 1-54. Sir?The Spectacles you made for me suit very well, and seem to have Improved my sight more than any other 1 have lately tried. LITT. W. TAZEWELL I have tried a pair of Spectacles obtained from Mr. Tobias, and And them of great assistance to my sight, and corresponding with his description of the focus. 1 recommend him ns a skillful op tician HENRY A. WISE. Having been induced by a fTier.d to vlsltthe es tablishment of Mr. Tobias for the purpose of try ing his glasses, 1 was furnished by him with a pair sllgn tlv colored blue, which nave afforded rne more relief and gratification than any 1 have ever tried. My sight, originally very good, was injured by writing and reading at night, fre quently to a very late hour; but with the aid of these glasses 1 can study almost as late as ever, and that too without the pain 1 have previously suffered. JOHN WILSON, Late Commissioner Gea'l Land Offlse. December 11, it?55. I have used Mr. Tobias's Spectacles f?r thres or four months, and take great pleasure In say ing that I am much pleased with there. 1 have been much benefitted by them. May 5th, 195*. SEOR. P. SCARBSRSH. I was recommended to Mr. John Tobias as a rkillful optician; and as 1 have eyes of remark* able peculiarity, I was gratlfi-xl to find that Mr. Tobias seemed to comprehend thein bv lnspec ? lion and some slight rneasun ment, .md he has made me a pair of Spectacle* that suits me ad mirably. A. P. DBTLER. July 11,135#. WiUIUbtor, N. C., Jan.27,1*354 Mr. J T?b?as: Dear Sir?I am happy to say thM the Spectacles wtilch 1 obtained from you last week are entirely satisfactory. From an Inequal ity in the visual ranee of ray eyes, I have heceto found great difficulty In getting glasses of the proper focal distance. It affords me pleasure to state that, by the aid of your optometer, this diffi culty has been happily obviated so that theglasses you furnished me are decidedly the best adapted to my eyes of any 1 have ever yet used. Very respectfully, yours, R B.DRANE, Rector of St James' Parish. % Dbfabtmbnt ov INTUIOI, May7, 1855. From natural defects and the unequal range of my eyes, I have been compelled to use glassesfor several years I have tried different opticians without obtaining glasses perfectly fitted to my eyes. Four months since Mr. Tobias made two pairs especially for me, which I have found to serve me perfectly. Bv the use of his optometer he is enabled to adapt 61r.sses minutely to the eye. I most cheerfully recommend Mr. Tobias to all having occaslsn to use glasses, and bear my testi mony as to his skill as an optician. HENRY E. BALDWIN, Assist. Sec'y to sign Land Warrants. P. S ?OPERA GLAS8ES of great variety, T? I.E9COPES A MICROSCOPES, WATCH MAKER GLASSES, and many ether articles In Uls Use at very low prices oonstantly oo hand. jy CHINA, GLASS AMD QUEERS WARK. 9R. H. MILLER, bON A CO .^Q Importers direct from Liverpool to Alexandria, beg leave to call the at tentlon of dealers, hotel keepers and wnuuaw??oirii.1iiU?v. r~- .... otners of Washington and Georgetown to their stock ot tf OODS, which, for extent and variety, will compare favorably with any establishment In the Eastern cities. The connexion of their senior partner with the manufacturers of Europe and the United States for upwards of 30 years, has given him advan tages In the purchase of goods, equal, If not supe rior to anv house In the trade. An inspection of goods and prices will satisfy all paUles that pur chases can W made of them upon the most favor able terms French China Dinner Sets, gilt and decorated French Cnlna Dinner Sets, gold band and plain white , ? . French China Vases, Pitchers, Toilet Sets, Ac. French China Tea Sets, Cups and Saucers, and other article* of Teaware And Dinner Ware, separate from sets India China Dinner Sets,and separate article* al ways on hand White Granite Ware in every variety, in sets, and separate from sets, as may be desired Blue Printed or Liverpool Ware, the same Common Edged, White and Rockingham Ware, in full supply. ... Cut, Pressed, Plain and Moulded Glass Ware from the bent establishment* in the Eastern and Western States, which will be sold by the pack age or otherwise. , Experienced packers employed. Goods put up by us can be transported by any mode without breakage. Fare by the steamboats from Washington to Alexandria, almost hourly, 1'2# cents emch way A quarter of a dollar thus spent miy save many donars. dec l ft IMG EK'S Improved Sowing Machinoo. To which vtbs granted the Highest Award of the Paris Exhibition, thereby receiving the World's Verdict of Superiority. 'P.HE IMPROVEMENTS IN THIS MA 1 chine has simplified them In many respects, ndthey arccap.'tbleof executingtwlce the amount of work they did formerly in any given time. They ere without question the only Machines ca pable of sewing every variety of goods perfeat; a shirt bosom or heavy trace for harness can be ?ewn by any of these machines by aslmplechant-;e af needle and thread In such a manner that the closest scrutiny canr.ot detect a fault. Manufacturers, pie ateis and families will find them the only safe Machines io purchase, as they arc built strong and durable, atd not likely to g?t out of order. We have raachl*ei with guages attached,for binding hats,cap-front?, gaiters, Ac. Silk, Thread, Cotton, Needles,fto., teastaatly ?n hand, at the lowest rates. Personsdeshous oflnformatlonregcrdla* Sew lar Machlaeswlll p'.eaae address I. M. SINGER A CO., 105 Baltimore street, Baltimore. N. D.-Wf are prepared to exchange theae ma chines for old machines of any kind. Terms lib eral. Persons who have been Induced to purchase aferior machines under the pretext of belag ?heap, will And this a benefit Indeed. mar IS? ly COUGHS-COLD 8? H0ARSENE8S. DK. TYLER'S COMPOUND SYRUP OF GUM ARABIC: The most Pleasant, Safe and Speedy Cure fjr Whooping Cough, Croup, Asthma, Lisoasod Lungs, and Consumption. Entered according to Act of Congress, A- D. 1837. IN A iAIN PRESENTING TO THE NOTICE I of the public the above remedy, wc feel that little apology is needed. Vast numbers In all section* of clie Union areobll^e^to have recount# to other so litres of relief thsn the immediate pre script on rf their family physician, and as eaoh return of the winter .season brings out a host of professedly new a peel Acs, some good, others use less, and inaav dAblcdly dangerous, it becomes as much a matter of duly as Interest, believing this to be a remedy, combining the greatest ad vantage*, with the least objections of any other In use, to make It as extensively known as prac ticable. That such is Its character, Is abundantly proved by the fact, that it lias been extensively used the Ust twenty years with unparalleled suc cess; thit Its reputation ha* continued to spread and ita sale increase, with little aid from adver tising or published llsi* of certificates, (which all know can as easily be had for a worthless preparation as for a meritorious one,) that by Its own intrinsic merit, with the recommendat on of persons benefitted by its use, it has gained its prc?ect popularity; it la not trumpeted to the wo*ld as a specific or cure all, but as a valuable and scientific auxiliary in pulmonary cases, readv at hand, and one that has been generally found to afi^rd relief where most others have been tried wltnout material oenefit As such. It Is recog nlstd by numbers of our leading physicians, who know its composition, and have been eye wit nesses of its superior etfl^a 'V, as well as by thou sands of our most respectable citizens to most of whom reference is cheerfully permitted. Sold at '25 cents, or three battles In one, 50 cts , by NAIRN A PALMER, and CHAS STOTT, Washington; C1SSKL, Georgetown, and PELL A STEVENS, Alexandria Also, ?? TYLER'S GUM ARABIC COUGH CANDY DROPS,1' the same composition in a portable form, much patronised by public speak ers, singers, frequenters of public assemblies, *c-> as they remove all husklness from the throat and voice, and act like a charm on a troublesome cough. Price lift and 25 cents abox. dec9-ly / HI A>1 PAGN K CIDER.?J UST ARRIVED s. J from New Jersey, a lot of choice G hampagne Cirder For sale by the barrel or in bottles. Poultry A Massey's PhiladelphiaXX Ale. Al?o T Dondelet'* Baltimore Ale All of which will be sold at a small advance for cash. ARN\ A SHINN, nov '28 Georgetown, D L. Ql'ILTI.U SK I RTS JUST RECEIVED from New York, hooped and plain Quilted Skirt* of the most celebrated make. , JOHN H. SMOGT, nov '25 119 BridgeSt , Georgetown. Draught ale?we have justre ceived 100 bbls. of Read A Brother's Troy Draught Ale, which is very fine, and will beaold at the low P,lc,.< ?>,? P?rbbl n0v 2f, Georgetown, D. C. TO TItK LADIES OK WASHINGTON AND SURROUNDING COUNTRY. ANOTHER LARGE SUPPLY. P BONNETS, OF ALL QUALI-^ ities and prices,from the finest t renchl*^ Hats to the lowest priced " and Handsome ^HEAD DRESSES, in Fine great variety EMBROIDERIES of all kinds. TRIMMINGS to match any style of Dresa goods RIBBONS of every style. And. In fact, every variety of Goods usually found In llr.U class Trimming Store" UNDRESS MAKING, after the latest and most approved styles. N. B ?The supply Is kept up through the en jlre season. M. vVILLlAN, , Opposite the Centre Market | p s A great variety of articles suitoblt for Christmas Gtffls. ____ bov'29-1 m j French juvenile hooks, for Youths of all ages; recently imported, In va riety, direct from Paris by the undersigned ; em braclag many beautifully Illustrated, aa well as others of the cheancst kind, dec 0 FRANCK TAYLOR. 1.M1R GENTLEMEN .?OVERCOATS, Diess, Frock and Business Coats, plain black and fancy Casslmcre Pants, Cloth, Silk, Satin and Velvet Vests; gentlemen's Dresa Shirts, Un dershirts, Drawers. Hosiery, Cravats, Scarfs, Kid
and other Gloves, Ac., Ac ; embracing cverv va riety, style and quality of Gentlemen's Winter Clothing, which we are offering at ffreat bar gains. WALL A STEPHENS, 'Jfi Pa. avenue, bet 9th and 10th street*, dec 10- (Intel A News] next to Iron Hall._ DR. DUPRlE'S REMEDIES are the only effectual cure for External or Internal Pile*, Saltrheuno, King-Worm, Ac. They are unrival led for purifying the blood 5?t ceuts per box ofllce 7fi Nassau street, New York, will be s*>nt by mall. For sale by FORD A BRO., corner of llth st. aad Penn avenue '?*' Beautiful pianos ranging in price from ***> to f 1000, at cur great Music Emporium, near 10th street ' JOHN F. ELLIS, dec 10 lw Penn avenue. L~IVE OIL-OF DUITAt'D BRAND, warranted,ure K(N8 t buk(;HKLL. dec 8 At new Store, oor. of 19th and I stt. O H i MORE CLOAKS AND SHAWLS. WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED A BEAUTI ful assortment of rich Cloth and Velvet Cloaks and Shswls, which we shall run ctf at great reduced prices. Just opened, from the Importer*, a large assort ment of rich and beautiful Embroidered Collars, Po:ket Handkerchiefs, Sleeves and Collars in sets We Invite all In want of useful Christmas ana New Year Presents, to call and examine cur stock, as we shall offer great bargains. COLLEY A SEARS, No. 523 7th st., 3 doors noith Pa ave. dec 12 fit GREAT BARGAINS IN RICH OR ESS GOODS. WE SHALL COMMENCE TO SELLING eff our entire stock of rich fancy Dre*s Silks, Plaid French Merinos, Moussltlns, pla^n French Merinos and Coberg;Cloths; in fact, all Fancy Goods will be sold very cheap to close them out this season. ocnr a full stock In store of all kinds general Stapleand Domestic Goods for family consump tion, and of the best class, to which we InvKe purchasers to call and examine before buying. COLLEY A sears, dec 12-eo6t 5237th st , 3 doors north Pa ave. JOHN H. BUTUMANN, Importer and Dealer in Wines, Brandies, &c. Pen. avenue, south ??'<!?, bet. andftth sts., TAS IN STORE A VERV CHOICE As sortment of Champagne, in quarts and pints, of the most desirable brands. Also, sparkling St Perav, white and pink; 1 Maderla, Sherry, Port, Tenerlfre, Sicily,I Rhlce Wines, Moselle; French Wines, re a and white; Cognac, i-cheiflam Gin, Jamacia Rum, Seotch Whiskey, American Whlskcv. Curacoa, Anisette; and of his own preparation, Wild Cherry Brandy, Blackbcrry Juice. Stomach Bit ter*. Also, genuine Absinthe, Klrschwas^r, and Havana Cigar* dei lU-3tAwIm. TO CONTRACTORS. ]\lOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT ON L * the 15th of December next bids will be re ceived fnr BUILDING A FRAME church 1* the neighborhood of Long O'd Fields, Prince George's county, Maryland The building to be sixty feet long, twenty-eight feet wide and four teen feet pitcn, with an arched ceiling. The plan of the Church will be exhibited on the day of meeting, and the specifications more definitely piven 'i he ine* ting to take place at St Barnabas Church,situated ab nt live miles from Washing ton and Alexandria. All who wish to contrac t will meet at the above place on the day ;ppointed, at 11 o'clock a. m. F M BOWIE, WM F. BERRY, WM B. BOW IF, ALBERT B BERRY, BENJAMIN BERR Y, FRANCIS 1 OLSON, Building Committee. ^November J?, 16S6. dec. 1-M3w MO IRK ANTIQUE It VELVET CLOAKS. Tilt Prettiext and Cheapest in Washington. rkECElVED THIS DAY? k? 12 more of those very cheap and beautiful MOIRE ANTIQUE and VELVET CLOAKS Those ladies taat have been waiting the arrival of thew? very elegant Cloaks can now be supplied by calling at the Original Ladies' Cloak and Mantilla Emporium. MAXWELL A BKO , No 328 Pa. avenue, bet 9th and loth st* N. B ?Cloak and Mantilla Rooms in second story. dec W W3t 100 CLOTH CLOAKS AND TALMAS, FROM AUCTION inn LADIES' CLOAKS, from Auction, IW from f"2 60 to sio each. 100 LADIES' CLOAKS, from Auction, f oin $2.50 to 910 each. 100 LADIES' CLOAKS, from Auclon from ?2 50 to ?10 each Just received at the Ladles' Cloak and Mantilla Emporium. MAXWELL A BKO , dec in-eo#t IW Penn. avenue. CHACNCKY WARRINEK, WATCH MAKER. NO.34 1* STKKKT.S1GN OF THE LARUE and Mnall Watch with Chain, near Shilling Ion's Periodical Depot, corner of Pennsylvania avpnuenr>d \X street WATCHES. JEWELRY SILVER WARE. WATCH REPAIRING, Ac. Chront meters, Reptatiag Watches, Duplex, Mantle Clocks, Lever, Jewelry, and Horizontal, Silverware Musical, and REPAIRED. JEWK RY AND SILVER WARE made to order. jjy Removed from 370 Penn'a avenue. Browns Hotel, to the above location "aU nov21-e:3m C. WARRINER. EASTERN MARKET, GEORGETOWN, Tio.lX Uunbarton Street PERSONS RESIDING IN TIIE EASTERN portloa of Georgetown, are respectfully in formed that they can at all times be supplied at the above point with almost any article usually found for sale in the market. fc'uch as nil kinds of MEATS of the best quality, fresh or salt, SAUSAGES, POULTRY,VEGETABLES, Ac? Ac , on the most reasonable terms dec 5-eo2w W1L LI AM DONALDSON. SILK UNORKGARMENTS.?IN ADDI tion to cur very full and complete assortment of heavy woollen and merino Undershirts and Drawers, we off>r the largest and mort varied as sortment ofSILK UNDEKSHIRTS and D K A W ERS ever offered In this market. Bin Ing exclusively for cash, we offer the best goods, in the largest variety, at the lowest and uniform prices, at STEVENS'S Sales Room, dec4-eo Browns' Hote>. THOMAS C. DUNN, Justice of the Peace, Conveyancer, and Com missioner of Deeds for the State of Maryland. The subscriber respectfully in forms the citizens of Washington rounty that he has again resumed the business of a Magis trate and Conveyancing. He can be found atnls office, No ?6 Louisiana avenue, adjoining the Bank of Washington, from 7 a m. to 10 p m., and the balance of the time at his private resi dence, No. 561 H street north, between 1th and 5th streets west He Is at all times prepared to go to any part of the county toat'erdto Writing, taking Acknowledgments and Affidavits; also, United States business generally, either by day oi by night. THOMAS C. DONN, J. P. nov 28-2awlm 322.J BOYS CLOTHING. [322. WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED, AND ARE now offering at very low prices, every va riety of Boys Over-Coats, Sack, Frock, and Business Coats, Roundabouts. Jackets, Panta loons, Vests, Shirts, Drawers, Hosiery, Ac. WALL A STEPHENS, 322 Pa. ave . between 9 b and 10th sts , dec 10 [IntANews] Nextto Iron Hall. BUCK! BUCK! BUCK! (not Woslly Hoss) EN ROUTE FOR WASHINGTON, D C TM1REE ENTIRE DEER, LARGEST EVER received In Baltimore, stot with Virginia rifles?not revolvers. BEAR MEAT, HAMS, SHOULDERS, SIDES, fattest ever received from the Allegha nles. Constantly rrcclving from the West, via Balti more and Ohio, Winchester and Potomac, l'ar krrsbnrg, Central Ohio Railroads, VKNISON, POULTRY, WILD GAME, keg and roll BUT TER, CAP HONEY, DRIED APPLES and PEACHES, and country produce generally. For sale by C. C. O'NEIL, Corner Howard and Pratt streets, dec 3-lm Baltimore. BOOK BINDING. CoriMr E'eventh street and Maryland ar??u?, near the Smittefrmian Institution. PDWAKD LYCETT respectfully IN A-i forms the subscribers to Brown's Bible and Shakspeere, now Just completed, that he Is pre pared to bind those works In a superior style of elegance, strength and solidity, and upon much more reasonable terms than can lt>e done in Balti more, Philadelphia, or New York. A letter ad dressed to him (per post) will enable him to ex hiblt to the subscribers specimens of his style of binding. Every kind of Book Binding neatly ex ecuted. _ se27-Am BUY~EARLY?DON'T PUT IT OFF until Christmas week, for then the crowd at our store will be so great we will scarcely be able to give you that attention we desire, and again, If you call early you get the choice selections frciu onr l? mence beautiful stock dec# H^J. MCLAUGHLIN A CO. T/P.I'S kEl!??L6'S HEADQUARTERS XV for Toys, Is at LAMMOND'S, dec 13-Jt 7th street EVENING STAR. THE CENCI. There are few student* of history who rave not pondered with a fascination full of pa?n the horrible episode of Italian crime and cru elty involved in the fate of the lovely Ccrci. It is doubtful even if the eventful life of Miry, Queen of Scot?, has a point of ?uoh fearful attraction ai is presented in her tale, and i therefore no matter of surprise that the j'^ts should have sciied it and elothei it with s splendor of fiction in which the !r*?o incident* have been obscured or lost This is po?*'iarly the case with the representation of the latfts best kno*a to the general English reader. -The Cenci ' of ?*J^I?ef. The subject vu one peculiarly suited to lb? perverted moral nature of Shelley, and he made ft r,f k in strict accordance with the worst features of his own character An English writer on Home, Mr Whiteside, published soma years ago what is supposed to be toe true story of Beatrice Cenci?a translation from an autben tic history of that lovely martyr. Speaking I of this account a recent letter from Home BUjTS ? It is almost too harrowing to the feelings to be read; but represents the heroine ai inno cent nf the crime of parricid-5 for which sue suffered. It is difficult to conceive ?ucb a human devil as Cenci, her unnatural father is represented to have been ; aBorgia couid not mate him! liut, though driven to mad ncss by his cfmltv. and tho suspicion of his incestuous passion, ilcatri^e was neither do filed, nor g jaded to murder and physical cudurancc was nothing =Hort ol miraculous; 'twas tho injured exasp4ratpi wife, her step mother, who alone incited the assassination of the monster. Yet tac whole family?his wife, two sons an l his d:tu^htcr?were executed together, after hiving endured h rrid tortures ta wring ti<1111 their ii!i a confession of participation in a deed, wuicli ono a* least <?! the /alerirj party wax ignorant of, until arrwted on sus >icion Si great was tho excitemcnt of the loman papulico against the condemn ?tion of Beatrice; that on her way to the scaffold tlirc-c attempts were made by conccrtcd bunds ot yourg men to rcscuo her from the ?fficcrs' hands. Un the eve of tho falal day she sat meditating her doom so intently, that for - jme time sho did not notice a j->ung mflE wh"> had bribed the jailor to admit him in the o?ll, for the purpose of making a sketch of her Uer appcarar.ee at this moment is thus dcscribci : "Beatrico bad risen from her miserable pal let, but unliko the wretched inmate of a dun geon, roiembled a being from a brighter sphere. Jler large brown eyes were of a liquid softness, her forehead broad and clear, ter c uttonance of angclh purity, my-teriou-ly beautiful. Around her heal a fold of white muslin had been carelessly wrapped, from whence in rich luxurianco fell her fair and waving hair Profound sorrow and rocect bodily anguish imparted an air of touching sensibility to her lovely features " Suddenly turning, the discovered a stranger, sca'.ei, with pencil and paper in hand, looking ear nestly at her ; it was Guido Roni. She de manded who ho was and what ho did there Tho frank young artist told hi3 name and ob ject, whon, after a moment's hesitation, Beat rice replied: l< Signor Guido, your great name and my sad story mny mako my portrait in teresting, and the picture will awaken co.n passion if you write on one of its angles the word innocent." Thus was birth given to an inspired picture, which, to contemplate, is it sell worth a visit to Rome; which, once seen, haunts the memory as a supernatural mys i tery??s the beautiful apparition of sublima ted suffering. Tne Lkwtkr who Lost nis Oratux -In tho political struggles of 1S4S, tw<> delegates from D , New Hampshire?a lawyer and a tailor?started on their mission to tlie cap tal of that State, together, in a wagon. The tailor was a3 ardent a politician as his companion, albeit ho was not so profound ; but what be lacked in book learning and logic, he made up in an abundant flow of words, set speeches, snatches of political oration3, Ac., which he had heard at different caucuses, and which his retentivo memory hoarded up, ready to be delivered on fitting occasions. They had not proceeded far on their journey, wnen the man of broadcloth asked hiJ companion if he in tended to make a speech, and. on receiving au affirmative answer, told him he shculd like to hear it, as it was all41 cut and dried ' Accordingly, our limb cf the law delivered himself of bis"spaech?the labor of more than one long night?to our "snapper up of trifles," whe, alter applauding it much, and criticising it a little, desired tiio lawyer to go through with it again, which wj-8 complied with After discussing fieely its merits and its chances for improvement, in the delivery more especially, the man ofmeasure./ actu ally prevailed upon the speechifier to go through with it again; and then complimented the victim by telling him 4: 'twas now pcrfcct, and it couldn't be bettered.' Immediately upon their arrival at Concord, they repaired to the chamber of the conven tion. which had just been organized. Our man of cloth watche-l tho chance, and before his companion could say "Mr. Speaker, ' he an ticipated him, g*t the floor, and, to the sur prise and astonishment of his friends in gen eral and his companion especially. recited tha whole spcech as he caught it on the journey from the unsuspecting lawyer's lip3, verbatim el literatim,, and coolly took his seat, amidst thunders of applause. Political Thanks fuk the Day.?A poli tician sends us the following : He Thank full Whigs! You have gone through the fire of the furnace of all political tribulation?you have kept the faith?you have held on the landmarks of all your own asso ciations?you are beaten by your old political antagonists, and not by the wr.vcnng and scattering parties which have attempted to take your place in the nation. Be Thankfu/, Democrats ! You have pre served your place as the predominant party in the Union?your friends will hold their sta tions of honor, trust and emolument, and you have made money in the haiard of bets, which money you should give to the poor. Be Thankfult Free Soi/frs ' Providenco has saved yuii fiom yourselves?from the per nicious offset of your own doctrines You will not be callod upon to dispute with each other as to who shall fill offices, and will not be obliged to quarrel like dogs over a bone, or over many bones Ba thankful that the anti slavery question is loft to you yet, and that you may mako yourselves as happily miser able in tho future, as you have done in the past. Be Thankful. Know Nothings' You bavo been curscd with the mo?t pusillanimous, tho most hypocritical, the most un.-table, and the most contemptible leaders which ever took placo in party domination. They joined yt u " for a purpooo," and they left yuu when that purpose was accomplished, and bad luck go with tbem and all their chicanery. Be Thankful^ Voter*! The four yeark' olestion of President is over. Rest until 1860. And do not trouble yourselves about John and Jessie until the next year of humbug, froth and jolly, comes along in its course. Places or Amusement.?There aro now about twenty places of public amusement in the city of New York Among these are an Italian opora house, eight regular theatres, and two Ethiopian opera houses holding the atrical licensee. These theatres are nearly all new, and about two million dollars are in vested in them, in buildings, lands, decora tions, scenery, properties aud costumes. The nightly expenses of the Italian Opera seldrm fall below one thousand dollars ; thoes of the theatres will probably averago throe hundred dollars per night. Tin WEEKLY STAB, PlVCOOp'.CB N !w M Twenty copies C^Ciii, tRuttiiiT i* ?mw? lZr*PlB*lecop1e?(l* WTappec*)can IT* at ihe ooTinier, (raroe4laiel> aftet the 1*?* ef 11. r*P?*. Price?Tbbbb Cbbts l,OITHl?TU?WbOK'lMI>KflUWlllkftll??^ a commlulon of tweaty par ceat The For gad Will. The following thrilling scene la Court (says the Evening Poet) was related bv Samuel Warren, F. K. & , aathor of the " Diary of a late Physician," "Ten Thomsand a Year," Ac., to a gentleman of Sew York city, a* hav in* occurred in hi* own practkoe : A few years since. a man of high raepacta bility was tried in England on a eharge of forcing a will, in which it wai diaooTered ha had an indirect interest to a large amount. Mr Warren w.? the as*Kiata proseeutinr attorney, and the case vim triad bafore Lord Denman . . - .. - The prisoner being arraigned and the for malities gone through with, the proeecutar, r??ctnr b?s thumb over the seal, held sp lb? will 2?d lirmanded of the prisoner if ha had ?een the testator sign that instrument, to which he promptly answered, he had^ " And did yotf sign it at his req nest a? rah scribing witnesi' ' "I did " ?? Was it sealed with redorhlaci wax* 'J ?' With rad wax." ?? Did y?u see him seal it with red wai "I did." _ . . . "Whero was the testator when ha signaa and sealed this will?" 44 In his bed." 44 Pray, how long a piece of wax did he use 44 About three or four inches long." 44 Who gave the testator this piece of wai" " I did." 44 Where did yen gat it?" 44 From the drawer of his desk." ?4 llow did he light that pioce of wax?" "With a candle " 44 Whcro did that piece of candle coma from* 44 I got it out of a eapboard in his room." '? How long was that piece of raadle*" ?4 Perhaps four or five inches long " ?? Who lit that piece of candle?" 441 lit it." *? With what?" 41 With a match." ?? Where did you get that match?" 44 On the mantel-shelf in the room." llcre Warren paused, and fixing his larre deep bine eyes upon the prisoner, he h?.<i the will up abovo his head, his thumb still resting upon the seal, and said in a solemn, measured tone; _ . 4 - Now sir, upon your solemn oath, you saw the testator sign that will?he signed it in his bed?at his request you signed it, as a sub scribing witness?you saw him seal it?it waa it was with red wai h? ??aled it ? pi?c# of wax, two, three or four inches lonx?ha lit that wax with a piece of eandle which you prccurcd for him from a cuj Board you lit that candle by * match which you found on tho mantel shelf*" "I did/' , 4>Oncem0if, sir?upon your solemn oau, you did!7' ' ldid!" 41 My Lord?it's k warm Chcrch VoCAMSM I!* TUB OLDta ? The following scone is said to have oocurred in Massachusetts The leader opened his old faihior.cd hymn book at? Olid ly Within thy courte, we come, To bow unto the I.ord The first line went off well; it was allr.A'n Hailing: no musical reef* or quick sands, fugues or repeats in it. But in tha neit trial of skill. The treble opened shrill, the tc nor followed, and the bats and full choir came in strong at the end, in manner and form thus? Trfblt. To bow-ow OW OW nw T nor. To bow-ow ow ow-ow? gmi. To bow-ow-ow-ow-ow? Fullckotui. To bow ow-ow ow-ow, entoo [ota, the Lord. As the last words died away, each singer looked up to see who could be doing tha fugueiug for echo it could not be The bow ow-ow ing wrs continued, however, and the umtcry was only explained when a dog, who had kept good time in the choru*, bec^mipK suddenly aware that he waa executing a solo, indulged in an ad libttiw and dashed down the head aisle of the church Ft sst Case?More School Oibl" Kjs? isr. ?The principal of one of our free schools, who has l'-np crjoyed a reputation f<w harsh tefs towards ihc boys and 44 softness' towards the girls?of 4' larger growth." at least?has Iste'.y been undergoing examination, on sonsa <?rave charges, before the dignified School Commissioners. It was charged that he had taken a dislike to one of the boys, and had dismissed him from school for an undue causa for '4 kissing the girls." The rejoinder is, that the act was done after school hours, in the hall, and that the master " needn't hair? made so much fu6s about it. cause he set the oxatnple. and tried to do jist the same thing Lisself!" This completely turned the tables Tho stern commissioners considered that if it ww right to dismiss the boy for kissing tha girls in the hall, it was equally proper to dis miss the master for - trying" to kiss the girls on the stairs, the assertion that he did so "try being sustained by competent testimony ? Al batty Arjits. A Slbtile PotsomxG Case ?In the trial, before the Circuit Court, Boston, of Capta.n Lendholin, of ship Josephine, for assaults upon I,is crew, some singular facts are developed lt appears that during the passage from Cal cutta to Boston, some one of tha Laacar crew caused a ccrtain powder to be nut In the Cap tain's coffoe, which produced illness, and that the Captain, supposing the crew intended to poi?on him, resorted to the severe modes ot i>unishment from which the indictments ongi natod. l>rs Jackson and Townsend testified to the nature of the powder, and their evi dence disclosed that the powder in color and taste resembled verdigns?but beyond tbo color and teste there was no property of ver digris about it. There seems to be consider able doubt as to whether it was poisonous or not, but the opinion of the physicians indi cated that if poisonous, it was an animal poi son, possibly extracted from serpents The Credilitt or the Slavib ?Oaa of the editors of the Courrier des fctas tnis. writing frcm Montgomery county, lenn , says of the slaves who have been engaged in tno recent conspiracies: ... The credulity of these poor people is snob that, in the belief of the whites who excita theiu. they imagine that Col Framont with a large army is waiting at the mouth of the Kiver Cumberland until the night of the 25 i or 24th of December ha? arrived. Then all this army will help to deliver thesla\a?. They havo been rtruck by the sudden swelling of the river, and attribute this circumstanoe to th* great assemblage of men and ships at its m -u h Certain slaves are so greatly imbued with this fable, that I have seen them smila while they are being whipped, and have beard them say that Fremont and his men can baar the blows they receivo. ^ Pork is selling in Wythevilla, Virginia, at$o.50a$6 perewt The roeeeipts of coal at Alexandria. vFTorNVrSXr, r..ch.d 20,77? ton.. a4- Twenty-five million dollars worth of grKhas been shipped from Chicago during the present season. I v A bridge is to be erected across tha Kai^ahannock river, at tha Warrenton (Va.) Springs. Devotbd WirE.-"0, what a baaatifal monument ? Would'nt you like to have such a one as that, dear ?" Thb most Seductive Foame* IxrtimncnB Halt" a dozen warm Smiles of bcotoh or In?n whiskey They should be advoi ltd A student of medicine in Michigan h?v ing carted a girl for a year, and got1 be m-t ten, has turned round and taad her fc te. r , the vmts he paid bar.