WASHINGTON, !>. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1856. WO. 1,203. TEE ?V?NHfG STAK, rVBJUlHKF.U EVERY AFriCKftOO*, (EXCEPT SSNDAV.) 4< li< Sim 5hit4?,-.jj, 'tr*r MMM M j Ei?T0%tk #4>?St, By W. D. WALLACE, Will he served to ?Rk*crtt?<'r? by carrier* at 81X ?NO A QUARTER CENTS, payable weekly to Ike Agents ; pnwri served In packages at 37# ?eots per month. To mall subscribers the ?ub ?crlptlcn price la THREE DOLLARS ANDFIF TY CtNTS a jrew t? mdnnnct, TWO DOLLARS for lit mncKu, and ONE DOLLAR for three month*; for less than three months at the rate of 11# ceaM a week. i^T SINGLE COPIES ONE CENT. PROTECTION AKD INDEMNITY FKOM LOSS BT FIRE! PIRK. MSRINR, 4ND INLAND INSUKAN'-'B. ^?Uktrxtnl CapU-iland Surpliu^.f 13. FASKKBS AND MECHANICS' INSUR ANCE CO., 07 PHILADELPHIA. Ofllre fiort\wett ryrner F'nntyhrinxa avenue aru! \7t\ tirft, fVas kin *ton City, D. C. DIRECTORS. Hon. Tho*. B. F1 jre.nce, Charles Dinccc, fl*orge H. Ann-;U-?Pe, Thoma? Man lerfieU, Charles A Ribuuira, Edward R. HHmbold, George U.-Imb )i.(, F. Carroll Brewerr, Jarne* E Neall. Iw Un- hJr. THOMR. FLORENCE, President. EDWARD R HELMBOLD,Secretary. LOCAL SURVEYORS. ? "harle* Wader, No. 397 D street, opposite City Ball. J no. M. Thornton .corner Firtt jtreetand Virginia avenue, I?>nd. Jam** Wi'liam*, No.29 Pour-ond-a-bai riircM. J >lin Ri??les, No 301 Thirteenth street, bifiow Ptiiniylvauia av.*n?e. MARINE SURVEYOR. Cant J. P. Levy. No. 367 Pennsylvania avenne, opp wile National Hotei. GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT. John Thomasnn. THe business of this Company will compare fa vorably wuh the ra>-?i successful of similar institu tion* tn the United H:at?s. Pr< m the ljt day of August,18.S3, ip five months, up t? M January. IS5C. the premium* received amoant >d to '.he lary mm of one hundred ami eight thousand, one hur.lrnd and fifiy-onn dollars, witli only forty six hundred and sixty six dolla>s losses reported. With these evidences of success and e(>od man as' m*nt, the directors feel jucfftd in solicitiiiir n ?ha'? of public patronage, believinx tnat the secu rity oT<ved is am,>le ar..l that all fh-r claims wiJ! b?> e?lj istrd moreaccordingto equity Man legal teclini ca itiea. The company i? prepared to is-me p lUcie* against loss or damage by fire mi DWELLINGS, TURN I TUrtK. .MILLS, MANUFACT RIKS, WAKE HOUSES, ali de*;iiptious of ECILDI.VflS. ami taeireonfiit-i, ??r all Scitids of MKRtTIIANrtlSfi, tran?r?.??!??.! by VIWSSL8. STKAMP.OJTS, CA NAL B ?ATS, RAILROADS, an I the u*ual er-n Te\m->?e < jo or frcm ary nor 1.>11 of E' lit JpK and AMKRICA, tr.a o.? the hull* of STEAMB0AT3 naTuatm,* the w<**ttn. wa>?rs T'^e rat'-s of prem.uin v?il! b" as Ion* 8;: fit!, j fom?an;" *. as, i in tbtra T'-ry impr *--rn. ni in fo??tnif>ho and ariang- m nt >\!ll b.- ?i!?o bonaid - ratios. AM I'Ms ?? Hpee lily a lju- led an.1 pr?.mk t^7 raid Office aovtbwext c- rn? r Pent ;ylran'.a av-uiue aud Be?enteenth street, Wa-hirfton city, D. C. ItiTtiranre ixay al<n 'c rfie-'f'. at t\c Home Oflt< ?, \arfi <re*t eornn It'nlriii ar.-i Second Streets, Pi.ihy (if'.pKit. and in other pr;D*ip*l Hti-s of ih?- Unitt d Ptaies bv authorized ?*fficeri< of ihe com-any. J?n-iyl T *SFW LIVEKT STABLE, K'f 'tk Street. *etwrtn D nn-i F.. nilF. SUBSCRIBER HAS ERECTED A i m-nT?oilto'is ?ub',e on -th street, biTls<: wm e".oaqh for ov-r fifty hor se*. a. d n eipltnl Carriig* House of *27 byWf?et. This estabilsbment Is now open for the reception of Horses on livery, an I for tne hiri tjf an-! selling of horse* He has als j for rf nt ? fine lar-je Room 1mm- dl ately over his carriage house. */7 by 90 feet, suita ble to* almost any purpose There is also sleeping brunks for p-r*ons br'n:.?Ing ?e*vants, onrt tbe whole establishment is .Izhted with 7.1s. He would al^o call the c'tentl^a of persons brlu^lnz prrdnee to market, to the fine yard ad j oinlug the *:afcle, wne:e *rr.^ons can be safely ?etured durine tfie nicbt The whole establUhment is u:.dc r lh" charge * f Wit Hicks, well known to stable cien in this city. nov if JOHN C CliUK. S ? H I LK ? OANSANTE. I>ROF H W. MUNDER TAKES GREAT pleas 're in announcing to his friends, patrons, and public geaerillv, that thr above social and dell^htfui entertain ments wl lr-<>mT.enre at M under'* Metro pMltan Hal!, corner 9.h and D s'reet*, on1 WEDNESDAY EVE.N IN 9, November '*th, at 9 o'clo k. and continue every Wednesday throughout the sea*on. Gentlemen wi?h'.ng to ?ubscrlbe for the season can do so upon ?ery favorable term*, by applying at the Hall on Tues day and Thursday evening from ? till 10 o'clock, nov 21-tf FOR THE HOLL1 DAYS. WITH GREAT PLKASl'RE WE IN form our friends and the publ'.e, that !n anticipation of their wants for the Hotlldsys. we have regirdles* of time troo'de, and "xoecs? gathered together th?? largest, most compiete, and varied assortment of Goods in our line ever before offered In this city. We are dally receiving and arranging for exhibition from the north, our beautiful g*ods, selec'ed with g'eat care and at tention by one of oar firm, to which we Invite your attention. Our store Is No -H), between &th and 9th streets, on the A?enue. dec4- h j. Mclaughlin a co. clocks:?clocks clocrs. ONLY THINK OF IT?GOOD CLOCKS front J?1 SO up to f3<),?all ^ warranted to go rlijht;?over a M different styie? of Clocks to select from Also, Clock C->rds Weights, Keys, Balls, Oils, and everything in th" material line. Call and see for yourselves, at J ROBINSON'S, 319 Pennsylvania avenue, op posite Browns' Hotel nov -21-2in PARIS PRfcMll'M HATS. MODE DF. PIS AUD. TODD ft CO HAVE RECEIVED PER steamship " Aragr" an Invoice of Gen tlemen's DRriSS HATS from the celebrated establishment of Uvtl ei I'outnaroux. who 1 received two first-class m? dais at the late Exposi tion in Paris. Also, a beautl'il ;is*ortm?nt of Children's FANCY BRAVER HATS.f ?r Missesor lioys. L?d!es' RIDING HATS. FRENCH UMBRELLA?. *erv ?nr>erior. TODD ft CO., nov 3-8tfteotf west end Browns' Hotel. Stkl BOYS tLorHi.iu. [MS. tyfc HAVK JUST RECEIVED, AND ARE " nowoff *rlng at very low t>rlc?s, every va riety of Boys Over-Coats, Sack, Frock, and BuM:.e-?? Coats, RocndaOojts. Jackets, Fanta looas, Vestb. Shirts. Drawers, Hoe ery, Ac. WALL ft STEPHENS, 3iti Pa ave . between# h and 10th st* , dec 10 [Intk.News] Next to Iron Hall. torri*s-corriNs. Mm. white, sole agent for fisks ? Airtight-Jeulllc ColH.us for ?r the rity of Washington, wishes to lcf?">rm the pab 1c tLit h2 has now on band a large supply of all sizes, similar in firm to the rlche*t vood coffins, und beautifully finished In imitation of r<"?iwood TLev can b? sold a: thesanrje rate* as a well fl lshed mahogany eotJli These b^sulfjl Ali tight Corllas can be re^dy f^r use in thlrtv minute* for transportation to any pnrt of the United Siatet. ihe uader ?gaed attends to U N DKIi r AKI NG in all Its br.a-no*, at all hours of day or nlgbt. Also, on la.-.d a Kiprl7 of READY >1.?DE WOODEN COFFINS.' l' i ? t? iA-rs ar.-r-Hpectfu.lv Invl'ed to call and fc<>" f?r th'*m~e.vcs, at N<?. 157 Penusyivaiilm ave nue, im- 1 ti side, n'.ur tae corner of Third Ire -t. dec ? er lnr.* M M WHITE. MR MUNSON, AT PENN A AV ENUE ' ' is ?tlll nuk'.ag those beautlfol i^r^rv U ?o?.tawns Ot'M TEETU, rnllr,l AlU-n ? Pateat. for the excei'eoey of ^4 ' 11 X3 wslch ov?r ill ather s;y;ei of teeth, m^ny ayw w- th;na la this city, will caenrfu'lv vourfc Tnerr Is one Dentist In :nls city wj ; nas b?>en Infringing tae pateat, a? 1 node a bad Imitation of it, agalast waam I hereby caution tiae public N B Wnen^ver a iR-ntlst sp< iks ag^.i.vt Aliea's Pit?at C?atleioi< Gjrn Teeth, when (Mitruriii, it Is i?e;a.zse fc* Is Ignorant of the r ro-e??, in"nn >*?ent t? inaae the work or ? aawt'.t :g t?? c ry for tie rMtent. Je l*-tf H'SI Ear?HOSIERY. JOHN H SM'X>i, NO. ll? liKlDfaE Street, O*<orgetnwa, D C , h*? received a large assort mN1' of Woolea ar.d Cotton Hose, i.nd baif Hose for Ladle*, Grat?, Hoy* and Klrl*, of all size* a a 1 qualities and of the best makes l'urcba?ers wt'l piea*e call nov 'M A.Nfcvr aisitHT n?r.-\ 1 of H.iiir qi. aa 'ilasa. aiuongst wal h tiny be four.d the ei?/a:?t Buck Decanters and GoUeu, at <Je? 1 THE LAKK3. 5<K Pa ave. OPERA LLAStltS IN ENAMEL, l'EARL, Ivory, Eb?iiy, Japan, ac . fr-?m 1*3 to ?lo (Vb. a? THE LAKES P r' - ')p^rr: '?l**< * for re*.' dee 1 OLIVE "I I -O F Db K AUD BRAND, warr:nt?d 1 ure. KING ft BURCHELL. dae ? At mm *u>n, toi. oi IMt u4 I m L. J. niDDLETON, E Z A L Is 2 IB ICE, Ofku Sojt,. *j3t corner oi F aad Vw#1ftfc street*, f?h JOHN H. Mct'lTCHEN, ^rroKArjsy at law, Has removed his office and resi denccto No. 24 Missouri avenue, between \% and 8th street. nov 18-lm* OR. THEOD. II1JIS*1AHPI AS REMOVED HIS OFFICE SOME houses above his old rooms, to No 491 7th street west, between D and E streets north, near tha General Post Office Office hours as before; from 9 to 10 o'clock a m. nov7-8w* PIANOS. PIANOS. H ? II JB riiiS A LARGE COLLECTION OF NEW AND SECOND-HAND PIANOS for Sale and to Rent, cheaper than at any other place, at No 498 Eleventh street, a few doors above Pennsylvania avenue. nov 21-lm* Thirty day clocks.?for lurches Banks. Hotels, Offices, Ac. Thesowg] Clocks run thirty two days with once wind- r lng. and the power of the sprlag is so equal- j lzed, that the force Is applied stalltlme* :lkel a weight They have antl friction rolling pinions and tie pendulum rod is like tho?e on astronomi cal clocks by which the expansion and contrac tion of heat and cold are avoided, and accuracy of time secured Also, a fresh prime lot of Eight Day and Thirty Hour Clocks All warranted Prices low. G. FRANCIS, nov 29- 490 Seventh st TO THOSE WHO BUY TO SELL a^ain.?Call on us to supply your wants for thehoiliduvs at once; djn't postpone it; you can buy cheaper from us, anl have a larger stock to select trom than at any other place dec 9 h.j. Mclaughlin a co. INTERNATIONAL HOTEL, WASHINGTON CITY. This house (known of late as the United States Hotel,) having under gone thorou j h repair and been handsomely rtfuinlsb<-d, is n >w open for the reception ofj guests. From its favorab'e locitlon, (being nearer the Capitol than any other Hotel luthisrlty.) ard the accorem Nations, the proprietor is prepared to "tford all who wish a comofo.table h <me during their sojourn in Washington, he feels aspired of a liberal p-tronage from the traveling public, dec I-tf OAL TIER'S FIIENUH RESTAURANT,~ v.5i Pa. av , bun en Viih and 13rA sts. THE PKOPKIETOR OF THE ABOVE Es tablishment desires to call public attention to his incre.red and unsurpassed facilities for con ducing ar.d supplying everything In his line of business He is prepared to supply at a few hour*' notice the largest DINNKRS. BALLS, and PARTIES with everything pertaining to the most fashion able entertainments, and 02 the most reasonable tarma. ENTIRE DINNERS and DESSERTS fur nished Families without any trouble to the fam l y and at moderate charg- s A FIRST-CLASS FRENCH COOK will be sent to private hous?8 at ?2 per day; and market ing and such articles as they may wish purchased will be furnished at cost Also, China, Glass, Silver War?, and Table ORNAMENTS. One or uioie " dishes'- sent to any part of the city at i-hort notice. At my ?atab'lshment will be found elegant .suites of Parlor, Reception, ard Dining Room* furnished in the best manner, always ready. My Restaurant offers great advai'ages to gen tleman rooming out; thty can be supplied with nvals at all hours. Particular attrntiou is d<**ir-d to my new style of superb CON F EC T1 ONER Y, which for purity and dellracy of flavor are unequalled. C GAUT1ER, dec 9- 252 Pa. avenue, bet 12th and 13th sts. T ) A LL THA T VALUE THEIR SIGHT WISHES TO CALL THE ATTENTION to all that suffer with defective sight, caused by age. sickness, and particularly from tlasses 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 conv^lty of the eye. Very numerous are the ill effects caused to tae precious organ of sight from the commencement of using glasses In not being precisely suited, by the use of an Optomsttr; and ihe practice of many years enables him to meas ure the focal disease of ihe 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 solicit* the patronage of those that have not yet availed themselves of his aid Persons that cannot conveniently call, by send ing the glasses In use, and state how many Inch es they can read this print with their spectacles, can be supplied with such as will Improve their ?ight. Innumerable testimonials to b?? seen; and ref erences given to many who have derived the greatest ease and comfort from his glasses. Circulars to be had gratis, at nls office, No. #15* SEVENTH STREET, thru doort from Odd Ftllowt' Hall, vr staiks. 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 I have lately tried. LITT. W. TAZEWELL I have tT'.eJl a pair of Spectacles obtained from Mr. Tobias, and find them of great assistance to my sight, and corresponding with his description of the focus. 1 recommend him as a skillful op tician. HENRY A. WISE. Having been induced by a friend to vlsitthe eg tablishment of Mr. Tobias for the purpose of try ing his glasses, I was furnished by him with a pair sllgntly colored blue, which have .iffordtd me 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 hoar; but with the aid of tnese glasses I can study almost as late as ever, and that too without the pnln 1 have previously suffered. JOHN WILSON, Late Commissioner Gea'i Land Office. December 11, 1835. 1 have used Mr Tobias's Spectacles for threi or four months, and take great pleasure la say* lng that I am mush pleased wltn thcin. 1 hav? been much benefitted by them MaySth,l>*?. ."SEOR. P. SCARBVR?*. I was recommended to Mr John Tobias as a skillful optician; and as 1 have eyes of remark able peculiarity, 1 was gratified tc find that Mr. Toolas seemed to comprehend them hy Inspec ted and kooie slight measurement, and he has made m.j a pair of Spectacles 'that suits me ad mirably. A. P. UIILER. Jnly ll.J6**. Wilxirston, N. C , Jan. 27, 1854 Mr J TwEIas: Dear Sir?I am happy to say that the Spec'acles wiiicb 1 obtainedfrom you last week arc entirely satisfactory. From an Inequal ity in the visual range of my eyes, I have hereto found great difficulty in getting glasses of the proper focal distance. it affords me pleasure to state that, by the aid of vour optometer, this diffi culty has been happily obviated so that theglasses yoi furnished me are dec dedly the best adapted to my eyes of any 1 have ever yet used Very respectfully, yours, K.I). DRANK, Rector of St Jame*'Parish. Dbfartmbkt of I.itrrior, May7,ifc>53 From natural dcfects and the unequal range of my eyes, I have been compelled to use glasses fo: several years. 1 have tried different opticians without obtaining glasses perfectly fitted to my eyea. Four months slr?ce Mr. Tobias made two pairs eapeclally for me, which I have found to serve me perfectly. By the use of bis optometer he Is enab.ed to adapt Glasses minutely to the eyw. I most cheerfully recommend Mr Tobias to all having occ^slen to use glasses and hear my testi mony as to his skill as an optician. y HENRY E BALDWIN, AMlit. Sec'y to sign Land Warrant!. p. S.?OPERA CLASSES of great variety, TELESCOPES A MICROSCOPES, WaTCH MAKER GLASSES, and many other articles in tula line at very low price* constantly on hand. M W-ly /W ILTED SKIKTS>.?JUST RECEIVED vl from New York, b >' p?v. rr.d plain quilted Si irts of the most celebrated make. ? JOHN H. BMOOY, B?v as 11? Bfldf* Bt , - CHINA, GLASS AID QUKKIS WARK. ?K H. MILLfcR, SON A CO Importers direct from Liverpool :ofjy Alexandria, beg leave to call the at tentloa of dealers, hotel keepers acd otiiprn of Washington and Georgetown to their stock of GOODS, whinh, for extent and variety, will compare favorably with any establishment In the Eastern cities. 'I'he connexion of ihelr senior partner with the manufacturers of Europe and the Un'.te4 States A>r upwards of 30 years, has given hlmadvan i tiges In the purchase of goods, equal, if not supe rior, to any nouse In the trade An Inspection of goods and prices will satisfy all parties that pur chases can be made cf them upon the moat favor able terms French China Dinner Sets, gilt and decorated French China Dinner Sets, gold band and plain white French China Vases, Pitchers, Toilet Seta, Ac. French China Tea Sets, Crips and Saucers, and other articles of Tenware And Dinner Ware, separate from sets India China Dinner Sets,and separate articles al ways 0:1 hand White Granite Ware in every variety,In sets, and separate from sets, as may be deal red Blue Printed or Liverpool Ware, the same Common Edged, White and Rockingham Ware, in full tupply. Cut, Pressed, Plain and Moulded Glass Ware from the best establishments in the Eastern and Western States, which will be sold by the pack age or otherwise Experience! 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, 12# cents each way A quarter of a dollar thus spent may save many dollars. dec 1 ? 1 MOEK'I Improved Bowing Machine*. to which was granted the Higheat Award of the Paria Exhibition, thereby receiving the World'g Verdict cf Superiority. rpHE IMPROVEMENTS IN THIS MA A ch'ne has simplified them In many respects, and they arecapabieof executing twice the amount of work tfc"y did formerly In any given time. They are without question the only Machines ca pable rt sewing every variety of goods perfect; a shirt bosom or heavy trace for harness can be ?ewr by any of '.hese inacLir.es by * simplechaage of needle ard thread In such a m inntr that the Closest scrutiny cannot detect a fault. ManufHntare'r*. ptanlirn ^nd families will find them the only rafe Machines to purchase, as ihey ire built strong and durable, and not likely to get out of order. We have rnachla?* wlih gnagrs attached,for binding hat*,c3p-frcnis, gaiters, Ac. Silk, Thread. Cotton, Needles. Ac., aoastaatly ?n band, at the lowest rates. Personsderlrous of information regardlag Sew ing Machines will please address 1. M SINGER A CO., 1?5 Baltimore street, Baltimore N. B.?We are prepared to exchange these raa ?hlr.es for old machines of any kind Terms lib eral Persons who have tieen induced to purchase aferlor rnachiafs under the pretext of bela* ?heap, will fiad this a benefit indeed. mar It?ly FASHIONABLE DANCING HW MUNDER, PROFESSOR OF DANC. ? lng at Georgetown College and Con vent, and principal teacher of W ashlng toa, D C.,and Baltimore, Md , has the honor to announce to the citizens end nubile generally, that his school is open every TUESDAY and THURSDAY AF i'ERNOON for Young Ladles, Misses, and Masters, from 3unMl ? o'otock, and on the same evenings at 8 for gentlemen. Owing to the unusual large number of pupils In his classes this season, and the great success of b$s class in tfce 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 tjme nor patience to render the most un skilful pupil perfect He invites ladl2s and gentlemen generally of respectability and standing, to visit his claes and witness the Improvement of his pupils In the few pleasant lessons that has past. It Is desirable that all who wish to participated his May Exhibition should ente early this year, as the dances in pre r-aratl ->n are more complicated than any hereto fore introduced nov 21- tf W. G. METZEROTT, (SnccKssoa to Gsoror Hilhus,) Agent ?f Haven A Hacou's Had William Miller's CELEBRATED PIANOS. Has always on hand the largpst Stock of PIANO* from S175 up to 81,01V. MELODEONS from *45 to f25). GUITARS, VIOLINS, BRAS* INSTRU MENTS, Flutes, banjoes, accord EONS, and SHEET MUSIC, cheaper thau In any house smith of New York. Music published and received every day. Pianos for rent nov 4-tr TO THIS LADIES OK V* A3 ?? INUTON ANO tURROUNOlNO COUNTRY. ANOTHER LARGE SUPPLY. BONNETS, OF ALL QUALI-<.?ft ^tVles a,lC* prices,from the finest FrcachWVXg? .*^Pl!a'.s to the lowest pri? ed Fine and Handsome HEAD DRESSES, la great variety EMBROIDERIES of all kinds. TR1MMI .\ GS to match any style of Dress goods. RIBBONS of every style. And, in fact, .yery variety of Goods asually found in first class Trimming Stores L_/*DRESS MAKING, after the latest and most approved styles. N B ?The Buppiy Is kept up through the en lire season. M. WILLIAN, Opposite the Centre Market. P S?A ureat vnritfy of articles suitable for CkrUtmtu Qjfn. nov29-im R E N C II JUVENILE HOOKS, FOR Youths of all ages; recently imported, in va riety. direct from Paris by the undersigned ; em bracing many beautifully Illustrated, as well as others of the cheapest kiad. FRANCK TAYLOR. For sintlkmen.?overcoats, Dress, Frock and Business Coats, plain black and fancy fp.sslrnere Pants, Cloth, Silk, Satin and Velvet Vests; gentlemen's Dress Shirts, Un dershlrts, Drawers. Hosiery, Cravats, Scarfs, Kid and otbei Glov<-s, 4c , Ac ; embracing every va llety, style und quality of Gentlemen's Winter Clothing, which we are offering at creat bar gains WALL A STEPHENS, 3*2 Pa. avenue, bet. 8th and loth streets, dec 10- flntelANews] next to Iron Hall. DR. DL PK1E'* REttEIMES anTtheoaly effectual cure for External or Internal Piles, SaJtrnrum, Ring- Worm, Ac. They are unrival led for purifying the blcod. SO cents per b.?t OulceTS Namau street, New York \vfcll be ao^t by Mali. For sale by FORD ?- DUO., oorner of 11th st. t*4 Paul, avaouc ae ?
MORE CLOAK* AND SHAWL*. WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED A PhAUTI ful assortment of rich Cloth and Velvet Cloak* and Shawls, which we sbaU fin off at great reduced prices. Just opened^ from the Importers, a large assort ment of rich and beautiful Em&roldered Collars, Po?ket Handkerchiefs, Sleeves and Collars In sets inr We Invite all In want of useful Christmas and New Year Presents, to call and examine our stock, as we shall ofler greit bargains COLLEY A SEAR?, No. 523 7th st., 3 doors north Fa ave. dec 12 fit HREAT BARGAINS IN RICH DKISS GOODS. WE SHALL COMMENCE TO HELLING off our entire stock of rkh fancy DreM Silks, Fluid French Merinos, Mourslllns, plain French Merinos and Coberg'Cloths; in fact, all Fanry Goods will be sold very cheap to close them out this season. H7" A full stock In store of all kinds general Stapleand Domestic Goods for family consump tion, and of the ber.t class, to which w<" invite purchasers tocall ar.d examine before buying. COLLEY A SEARS, dec 12-oo6t 5237th st , 3 doors north Fa. ave. JOHN 11. IJIIHWANH) Importer and Dealer in Wines, Brandiei, &c. Pe*n. avrnnc, south si fit, lit 4X rmdfitk its ^ HAS IN STORE A VF.RV CHOICE As sortment of Champagne, In quarts and ? pints, of the most desirable brands. A Ai?o, sparkllrg St Perav. white and pink ; Bl MadeTla, Sherry, Fort, Tcneriffe, Sicily,*? Rhir.e Wine*, Moselle; Frerch Wines, red and white; Cognac, tfchtldaru Gin, Jamacla Hum, Scotch W hiskey, American W Llskev, Curacoa, AnUette; and of bis own preparation. Wild Cherry Brandy, Blackberry Juice, Stomach Bit ters. Also, genuine Absinthe, Klrschwssser, and Havana Cigars des 10-3tAw1m._ 100 CLOTH CLOAK* AND TALMAS, FROM AUCTION. inn LADIES' CLOAKS, from Auction, 1 IJU from Si 5<? to tfio tacb. 100 LADIES' CLOAKS, from Auction, f om * !.50 to ?10 each. 100 LADIES' CLOAKS, f.om Au-lon. from M 50 to *10 each Just received at the Ladles' Cloak ard Mantilla Emporium MAXWELL A BHO . dec lO-eoOt Fenn. avenue. CHAfNCEY WAKKINKK, watch maker. 1VTO . 34 4* STK KF.T, SIGN OF THE LARGE LN and nuall Watch with Chain, near Shilling ton's Periodiral Depot, corner of Pennsylvania avenge ar.d 13? street WATCHES. JEWELRY Sfl.VER WARE. WATCH REPAIRING. Ac Chronometer*, Repeetlag W atches, Duplex, Mantle Clocks, I#ever, Jewelry, and Hot zonta!, 8llm Mu?lcal,and REPAIRED JE"WKLRY AND 9ILVBR WARE made to order JiT" Removed from 370 Penn'aavenu<\ Browns Hotel, ?o thp above location nov 24 -eo3m C. W A R R1N ER EASTERN H1ARSKT, GEORGETOWN, JVo. 71 U unbar ton Street PERSONS RESILING IN THE EASTERN portion of Georgetown, are respectfully in formed that they can at all times be supplied at the above point with almo-t any articie usually found for sale in the market Such all kinds of MEATS Of the best quality, fresh or salt, SAUSAGES, POULTRY,VEGETABLES, Ac,, Ac , on the most reasonable term* ?.?1M 5'Q-iw WILLIAM DON ALB? ON. SILK UNDKK?AK>lfcNT?>.? IN ADD1 ticn to cur very furl and complete assortment of heavy woollen and merino Undershirts and Drawers, w?> rffVr the largest aid mo?t vsried as sortmentof SI LK UNDEttSHl RTSand DRAW . ERS ever offered In this market Brnlng exclusively for cash we cSer'hebest ffo^d*. In the largest variety, at the lowest and uniform prices, at STEVENS'S Sales Room, dec4-eo Browns' Hotel. Proposals for Erecting the Custom-House, fitc., at Galveston. Texas Trkasvrv Dip a btmimt, ) Washinston, December 10, l'-Sft. J Proposals will be received at this Department until the 12th day of !? eb'u ary. A D 1^57, at 12 o'clock, noon, for the con s'ructlon of the Custom-House. Post Office, and Court Rooms, authorized to be erected at Galves ton, Tevas, according ti the plans and specitira tlons prepared at this Department; said propo sals to be either for the whole building, or sepa rate for tb*1 different kinds of work, bills of parcels roust In every case accompany fab bid, with the amount of each kind of work, and the total amount carried out; tbedepartment n serving the right to reject or accept the proposals hereby In vited, or any parts thereof, when It deems the In terest of the United States require U; the depart ment also reserves the right to exclude the bids of anv person or persons whom there Is just canse to believe will not faithfully perform the con tracts, or which tbey have attempted to obtain by Indirection; an . all bids when there shall be par ties in interest who do not join in the bids, ana all bl is that, upon investigation are below a fair price for the work. Bids will not be received in gross, and no con tract will be awarded to a bidder unless details are furnished the department of the prices of the different kinds of work and materials, which snHl be subject to the revision of the department, so that It may adopt the whole or part of the bid, as the lutenata of the United States may require. Nlntty percent of the amount of work done and materials delivered, according to contract price, [said amount to lie ascertained by the esti mate of an agent of the department, appointed for that purpose ] will be paid from time to time, as the vrork progresses at<d ten per cent re lined until the completion of the contract, and accept ance of the work, Ac , by the agent aforesaid, and be forfeited in the event of non-fulfilment of ^Contracts will be awarded only to master build ers and mechanics, snd the assignment thereof, except by consent of the Secretary of the Trea sury, will be a forfeiture of the same Each proposal must be aecompanled by a writ ten guarantee, signed by two responsible P?on? (certified to be so by the United States dlstilct judge or attorney of the said district,) iii the sum of $5,000, for the whole work, or a proportionate amount, if for any part, that the Didder will, when required, If his proposal be accepted, enter Into a contract and bond, with paper and sufficient ?p^n-Ule* for Its faltful performance. Form of bond ar.d certiffiate required will be furnished, together with plans, specifications, and working diawings. on application to the department No bid will be considered unles* It fully com piles In all Its details with the requirements of thThedmoFCs??must be sent to this department, addressed to the Secretary ot the T^ury^ and plainly endorsed " Proposals for the (walvttton Cu.trom-Ao.<?:," and will be opened at one o'clock p m , of the ^^ dav nam.dfor receiving thesame. JAMES GUlHKlfc, dec 13 2awtl2Feb Secretary of the Treasury. United States Patent Offico, ) Wa?hiwston, December 9.1356. J /\N THE PETITION OF F RAN CIS N. 0 Smith, of Kinderhook, New York, praying for the extension of a patent granted to him on the 1st day of June, 1843, for an Improvement In ?? Corn She'.lers," for seven years from the expi ration of said patent, which takes place on the 1st daiVt ?sf oJrde^dlBfhat the "id petition be heard at the Patent Office on Monday, the 18th of May, 1^7 at 12 o'clock in.; and all persons are no tilled to appear and show cause, if any they Lave, why said petition ought not to be granted. Persons opposing the extension are required to file in the Patent Office their objections, specially set forth in writing, at least twenty days before the day of hearing ; all testimony filed by either party to be used at the said hearing must be taken ind transmitted in accordance with the rules of the office, which will be furnished on application The testimony in the case will be closed on the Pth of May; depositions and >ther paper! relied upon as testimony must be ^ed in the office on or before the morning of that day, the ar guments, If any, within ten days thereafter. * Ordered, also,thatthis notice be published in the Unlon,TntelllgencerandEvenlngStar, Wash ington, D. C.; Republican, Baltimore, Maryland; Pennsylvanlan, Philadelphia, Pa.; Dally ?jew?> New York, New York;and Post, Boston, Ma-s ; once a wee* for three successive weeks previous tUfnV8,h d,Y CHARLEti MASON* Eem"ns ? Commissioner of Patents. p. ?? ?Editorsof the above papers will please copy, ar.d bend their bills to the Patent Office, with a paper containing this notice. 1 dec 10? law9wj EVENING STAR. / THE WEBSTER FAMILY. / In tho New York Journal of Commerce we find tho following incident in the youthful day? of tho lato ifon Daniel Webster Doubt le^i some of our renders may hare read it, still it will always bo found interesting, and proves how the finer feelings w??e inherent in his nature, and shone forth conspicuously at an eirly prr?M in the lifo of that truly great and good man Ebeneter Webster, tic father of Daniel, was a firmer. The vegetables ic ??*? garden had suffered considerably from the dcpicd*tions of ^ woodchuck. whose hole and habitation was near t^s ?reraises. Daniel, some ten or twelve year9 old, aci \rs older brother Iiekiel. had sot a trap and fina^y **ccesded in capturing the trespasser. Eiekiei ^i-j^-ed to kill the animal and erd at once all fi.'r!*?? trouble from him ; but Daniel lo^ed with comJ-.*v*i n upon his meeu, dumb captive, and offered to let him again go free. The hoys cuuld not agree, and each appealed to their father to decide the case. 44 Well, my boys," said the old gentleman, " I will be the judge There is tho prisoner," (pointing to the woodchuck,) " and you shall be counsel and pleal the cuse for and against h}3 lifo and liberty." Er.ekiel opened the ca*c with a strong argu ment, nrg rig the mischievous nature of the criminal, the great harm he had already do:;e; Slid that much time and labor had been spent in his rapturo. and now if he suff red to liv# and go on again :it large, he Would rer.ew his depredations, pnd be cuanir.g enough not to suffer himself to bo ~a?ght again, and that to mako the most of him t?:ew could, it would not rcp iy half tho damage he hM already done His argument was ready, pract!ral. to tne point, and of much greater length than our limits will allow us to oscupv, in relative the story. * ihc father looked with pride upon his son, who became a distinguished juris; in his man hood '-Now, Daniel, it is your turn; I'll hear what y. u have to say." Twas his first ca-c Daniel saw that the idea of his brother had sensibly affected hi* lather, the Jud^e, and a- his large, brilliant black eyes looked upon the soft, timid exp res sion of the animal, and as he saw it tremble with fear in its narrow prison house, his heart swelled with pity, and he appealed wiih elo quent words that the captive might again go tree God. he said, had m ;de the woodchuck" he made him to live, to enjoy the bright sun i ium' l'cr0 air, tho free fields and woods, ti^d had not made him, or anything in vain; the woodchuck had *? mu:h right to live us any other living thing-he was not a destructive animal, as the w .If and fox were ; he simply ate a few common vegetables of which they n*d a plenty and cocM well spars a part ; le destroyed nothing except the little food he needed to sustain hi3 humble life : and that little food was as sweet to him, and as neces sary to his existence, as was to them the food ' upon hi* mother s table God furnished their own food; he gave them all they possessed, I and Avould tbey not spare a little fthe dumb creature, who really bad as much right to his email share rf God's bounty as they them selves had to their portion ? Yea, more ; the animal had wrfr violated the laws of his nature or the laws of (Jed. as man often did ; but btrictly followed tbo simple, harmless in stincts he bad received from the Creator of a I things. Created by God's hand, he had a right, a right from God, to life, to food, to liber y , aud 9 hey had do right to deprive him of either, lie uiiuJed to the mute bat earn est pleading of the animal for that life, as dear to him as their own was to them ; nnd the just judgment they nrght expect if in ^?l Hah cruelty and cold henrtlessnep* they tO'?k the life they oull not restore again, the life that God alone had given During this appeal tbe tears had started to the old man'* eyes, and were fast running down his sun burnt cheeks; every feeling of a father s heart was stirred within him ; he saw the future greatness of his Bon before his his eyes; he felt that God had blessed him and his children beyond the lot of common men ; bis pity and sympathy were awakened by the eloquent words of compassion, and the Wrong appeal for mercy ; and forgetting the Judge in the man and father, he sprang from his chair (while Daniel was in the midst of his argument, without thinking he had al ready won tbe case.) and turning to his older son, dashing the tears from his eyes, ex claimed, " Zeke, Zcke, you let that woodchuck go. Dixojt, of the New York Scalpel, pays the tobacco-chewer the following deserved com pliment : " The tobacco-chewer rarely eats a raw oyster, preferring it fried, and coated over with grease and its empyreuma ; if be takes it raw, he tortures the poor creaturo with pepper and vinegar, and sticks a fork in it; he can not elicit it from its pearly prison with his lips?they ere clumsy and half paralysed. ?' Finally, and worse than all, he ceases to appreciate the chaste salute from the rosy lip of love, and if the mistress of his blunted af fections should permit him to approach her cheek, it can only be with pent up breath, and averted eye directed toward his pocket? tho only attraction a beautiful woman can possibly have for a tobacco-chewer. It there be a vice m?,re prostrating to the body and mind, and more crucifying to all the sympa thies of man's spiritual nature, we hare yet to be convinced of it. | A Gravk Affair.?Tw? policemen in Cin cinnati arrested a wagon on Wednesday night, believing the occupants, from their actions, to be engaged in burglary. One ef the officers jumped into the vehicle and thrust his hand into a box, lying on tbe bottom when it came in contact with the icy extremities of a corpse' The wagon, its contents, and ono of the tup posed burgtars who stood hie ground, were ta ken to the station house, where it appeared the party was a4' resurrectionist," hideews enough in visage to be a vampire. An inquest was held on the body, and the matter was held under advisement Tho jury returned the singular verdict that 44 tho deceased came to bis death by means unknown to the jury " The parties implicate! were held in five hun dred dollars to appear. tjjp* A worthy old farmer residing in the vicinity of Lake Mahopeck, was worried to death by boarders They found fault with his table, and said he had nothing to eat. " Darn it,' said old Isaac, one day,,4 what a fuss you re making I can eat anything " 44 Can you eat a crow*" said one of the boarders. " Yes. I ken eat crow." " Bet you a hat," said the guest Tho bet was made, the crow caught and nioely roasted, but before serving up they contrived to season it with a good dose of Scotch snuff Isaa? sat down to the crow, lie took a good bite and began to chew away. " Yes, I can eat crow," (another bite and an awful face ) 411 ken eat crow?but I 11 be darned if I banker arter it " Lottery Fraud.?Three men named Wm R. Saddlor, J. M Sh#w and Henry W Ham ilton, were arrested in New York, on Saturday last, on tho charge of issuing forged tickets of the Delawaro lottery The prisoners were held for a futhcr hearing. The fraud is sup posed to amount to a very large aggregate Messrs Gregory A Maury are the lawful managers of the Delaware lottery, and tho manner in which this fraud was discovered, grew out of the refusal of the bogus managers to pay a $3,000 priie. 13?" Mn Opie said, talking of Byron, " His voice WoS such a voice as the devil tempted E?e with; vou feared its fascinations the mo ment you heard it." THE WEEKLY STAB. alalng a greaser variety et 1 tu be fiul la as? ether?la p?*Uefce4< 4ay ??!?.] *f. fWM. Biagle wff, p? 91 ? tt nut. ^Iveor??????????????????J? Tern oopin ? M *w*?ty copies U H CT Cm, muiuiit in IDTSinglr copies (in wrapper*) omm be procure* at th<- cv-ontrr. Immediately after the 1mm of tt? p*per Prfee?Tbbbb Cbrys Pobth4*tii? wko act as axes ts will beallowe* aooaatdVoa of twenty per cent. Lit of Patenta.?The following ia the lift of Patents isaned from the United State* Pat eat Office for the week ending Deeember 16, 1856?each bearing that date: Mark Allceett, of Hanoock, N H.?For im (>rovement in adjustable cant hook for moving og?, Ac. Emanuel Andrews, of Elmirn, S. Y?For improved machine for grinding saw*. dolcmon Andrews, of Perth Amboy, N. J.? For improved case for padlock. CUrk 11 Brown, of Forest Port, N. T .?For improved method of planing and tapering wooden hoops Wm Ketch, of Philadelphia, Pa.?Forflm provement in rake pans. John Butler, of Dunmore, Pa.?For improve ment in valve motions for frteam enginea. Wm. E Copeland, of Fall River, Mass ? Fer iClfrvvcd spring bolt. Jabez Coney, of Boston, Mass.?For Im provement in pumps. Char. Flanders, of Charlestown, Maas.? For improvement in railroad oar coupling John Edwin Forbes, of lioboken, N. J,? For Imfrr^vement skate runners. George 11 Fox, of Jtoston, Mass , and Hen ry J. Sillor, of Eest Cambridge, Maas ?For improved filtering faacet Harvey Gr.iy. of Bristol. Conn.?For im provement in lifting jack. James E. A Gibbs, of Mill Peitft, Va.?For improvement in sewing machines. John Heller, of Ea?t Lampeter, Pa.?For improved portable water mill Jame*G. Hunt, of Heading, 0.?For im proved portable field fence. Lewis Jennings, of New York, N. Y.?For improvement in ."owing machines Peter H. Jackson, of New York, N Y.?For improvement in ships windlass. Joseph KirglacJ, Jr., of Franklin, N. J.? F?r improvement in machine for grinding pa per T"*lp Horatio Keye?, of Leominster, M%a?.?For improvement u\ m whines for paring apples. S^m'l Kl.-ihr. of Kea.'nstown, Pa?For im? proved boring machh??. Wm. Lewis and Wm. H. Lewis, of New York N. Y.?For improvident in photograph ic bathf Joseph Thoma* Mclntyre, <rC Middletowc Del ?For improvement in railroad g*te for cattle guard Rob t J Morrieon, of Richmond, W?For improvement in harve?ting machines. William Moultrie, of New York, N. Y.?*For I re.-8 tor printing hat linings. Patrick Mthan, of Boaton, Mas* ?For im proved chimney eowls. Jeremiah W. Mulley, of Amsterdam, N. Y. Fur improved mowing and reaping machine. Thomas Nelson, of Troy, N Y ?For im* I rovement in machinery for weaving shade cord. Thomas B. Stout, of Keyport, N. J.?For improvement !r grinding mill. John S. Sanson and William P Farrand, of Philadelphia. Pa ?For improved machine for making metallic slats for blinds. Daniel C. Smith, of Tecumseh. Mich ?For i -cprovemeat in reaping and mowing machines. l'haddeus F S* John, of Le Roy, N Y ? F >r improved mach?r? for wiring blind reds Wm 11 Seymour, of Brockport, N Y ?For improved finger bar for harvesting machines Wendell Wright, of New York, N Y.?For ro<xle of ?ecuring sprinzs in upho stery. Rich'd Shroder. of Darlington, Pa., aaaignor to J.jhn S ltus-ell, of Pittsburgh, Pa , and lU.-h'd Soroder and AI ex'r Anderson, cf Bea ver co , Pa ?For improvement in apparatus for coal oil Chas Moore, of Hartford. Conn., assignor to William Sheldon, of New York, N i., and L'tct.sj B. Chandler and Charles Moore, of Hartford, aioresaid ?For machine for cutting and folding paper. Solomon W Kugglea, of Fitchburgh, Maaa , fts-igLor to Silas Kuggles, of same plaee ?For improvement in wind mills. Thomas D Burrall, of Geneva, N. Y.?For improvement in reaping and mowing ma chines John C Pedrick. of Washington, D C.?For improved apparatus for drying grain in the mas; Additional Improvement. ?Joseph* Smith, of Delaware, 0.?For improvement m tuba for carriage?. Paten ed Feb. 19, 185G. n ' Theatres in New Orleans are taxed by the State *200, by the city $315, and for the charity hospital $500 A petition is aboat to be presented to the Legislature to reduoe the amount. ? tlT At the late State Fair at Columbia, 6. C.. was exhibited the first doien cups and sau cers made in the United States. Alao, fine Parian China pitchers and vases made from S. Carolina clay. 1ff The managers of an Agricultural Fair to behtld at Charleston, Illinois, offer as a premium to the ugliest man in that or adjoin ing states * $10 dollar mirror The premium is to be adjudged by a committee of ladies. t"p~ A trial before the poliee ooort of Mil waukee last Wednesday, developed the fact that there is no statute in Wisconsin under whiih a man can bo prosecuted for passing a broken bank bill, knowing it te be worthless. Thk NRwuparxRaop Virginia.?At preaent (says the South Side, Ya., Democrat^ there are olio hundred nnd fifty newspapers published in the State of Virginia, the working expenses of which amount to $400,000 per anum. Fatal Pbacticb ?A young lady, named Narcissa Burn ham was found dead in bed on the evening of the lath alt., in Aoatin, Texas. She was residing with Col. Sublett a family, and had been in the habit of using chloroform to put herself to sleep A Modern Ccpid ?The Boston Medical and Surgical Journal chronicles a caae in Shrewsbury, Muss , where a child waa born without eyes. It was a healthy bov, well de veloped in every other reepect. There were eyelids but no eyeballs. gy A bill has bean introduced into the Legislature of North Carolina, and it ia be lieved it will pas4, to re oharter the Bank of that State It has been found, we learn, that the Bank has been an indispensable agent of the State in furnishing means to meet the responsibilities of the Treasury. iy There was a discussion at the Virginia Military Institute Satard y night. The two Societies combined to argue the question, ; ?? whether the Union ought to have been diaaol ved had Fremont been elected.1' After many i excellent and instructive .speeches, it wasdecf I ded in the affirmative, without a dissenting ?oioe. A Model Citt.?In London there are 1.400 000 (tersons who never attend public worship, 150,000 habitual drunkards, 154,090 open profligates. 20.000 professed beggar*. 10 *00 gamblers, 39,90$ destitute cUldraa,and :t0 000 receivers of stolen goods. More than 10,000 young men under eighteen years of age aro unnually committed for theft in Great Britain. ^ ff The following curioua advertiament app- .red in a London morning cotemporarv *-Si?irtmn.?A gentleman desiring to avoid the horrors and indignity of a burial, wiahea to dii-p *e of his body during life to tome per son qualified to m*ke pood preparation. Being muscular and thin, the bonea will be lounu well marked and developed Addreea, post paid,1 Immortal,' Baytfwater " ty -k Ma,'1 said a young lady to bar mo ther, " what is emigiating " Em grating, dear, ia a young Uiy ffoing to Australia." tiDL.t ?.??" What ia colonising, ma V Coloniaine, dear, is marrying then and it I ni*e having a family "Ma. I shwuld like to em grate and aolo