VOL. VIII WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18. 1856. NO. 1,204. THE EVENING- 8TA&, ri'ULMMriJ fcVKRT AFT Eh ^oy*, (EXCEPT SUNDAY,) 4 > tki Si*' hmt.iimfi. i?i??r ?/ ?nvm M4 aimnUllriil, ? ? W . D. W ALLACU, %VliI be servwi in miest-rltoers by earners at SIX AND A qUAkrUK. CENTS, payable wesklj to the Agents : papers served In packages at 3*M cents pet month. To mall suoscrlbers the sub scription prloeis THKHE DOLLARS AND FIF IY CENTS a year ???*?????, TWO DOLLARS for six mo.itha, and ONK DOLLAH for three montns; for less ttaa three months at the rate of 1 cents a wee*. SINGLE COPIES ONE rENT. IMPROVED SETS OF ARTIFICIAL TEETH. f\R. M LOOKIS, THE INVENTOR AND ? * patentee of 4 Loomls Mineral ?}*** Teeth," will attend personally, dnr/J!R the winter, at his efitee, on . f nla avenue. between lltb and 12th et.eets, two doors below the Ktrkwood House Thla improvement for Sets oi Teeth consists rh'.eflv In making an upper orlower on- piece of material?eetb and plate and of the same substance No metal of anyr k11 nd m used In constructing teeth In this conse JueTtlyThey are perfectly free from all galvanic 2cth5. and raetallcTaste Being aU of one.oMd pl-ceof mineral, there are no Joln.s to become fl -d with moieture or particles of food, hence tKay ??? sbSOlUtCJy 9MT$ #*<? Cltfk&I?U. Will SI- , WtThey are also lighter, stronger, 1ms clumsy and more natural In their app?ar*j?ce, than teeth constructed In other methods. dec lfi-tf M. SNTDEK A lON.lMkffi, 1 BUY AND SELL DOMESTIC EXCHANGE, STOCKS. BONDS, and othas Secnrltle?, M'flre Deposits, furnish Drafts, make Collec tions, and negotiate* Time Paper LAS D WARRANTS We are at all times buying and selling Land Warrants, and will locate thorn, on commission, la Nebraska and Minnesota Territory*, Wiscon sin. Iowa, and Missouri. M SNYDER A SON'S Bank, dec lS-ln No 3S6 National Hotel Building. riRsTVFRsTFUKl-AT SlYMOl'R'S. THE ASSORTMENT LARGELY REPLEN IshedwUh fine M Ink fable and other se s Just received this day. a number of Mink Sable sets; the most beautiful had this season Also ? Stone Martin Marsh Marten Fitch do Siberian Squlrrll Rock do French Sable. Wolf and Coon Robes. Every description of Furs worn by ladles and chlld'en, all or which will be sold still lower, by calling early, at the Georgetown Factory. W. F. SEYMOUR, dec li-*w Georgetown. !>'IVEll No IN MYtL. Mr g D'lVERNOI* kegs to inform his friends and the public in general, LJ that he has now opened his new Hotel on fffyi Pennsylvanli avenue, between 17th und?^-J 19th streets This Establishment Is newly and elegantly furn ished on the most modern andimproved principle with Saloois and Private Apartments ihe Bar Is supplied wita the choicest Wines and Liquors, Cigars, Ac. Game and other delicacies in aeatoa Private Dinner and Supper Parties promptly supplied and attended to In aoy pirt of the city. Table d'hote at 3* o'clock, on Sundays at i nov tfi-eeSni _ IINGIR'I Improved Sewing Machines. To which waa granted the Higfcect Award of the Peris Exhibition, thereby receiving the World's Yerdiet of Superiority fT\H K IMPROVEMENTS IN THIS MA 1 chine has simplified them in many respects, and they arecapabteof execatlantwleetheamoual of work they did formerly lr. any given time. They are without question the only Maehlses ca pable of sewing every variety of goods perfect: ? shirt bosom or heavy trace for harness can be sewn by any of these machines by xslmplechvige ?f needle and thread In such a manner that the closest scrutiny cannot detect a fault. Manufacturers, planters and families will find them the only safe Machines to purchase. as they are built strong and durable, and not likely to gst out of order We have machlaes with Kttages attached, fei binding hau, cap-fronts, gaiters, Ac. Silk, (Thread, Cotton. Noodles, 4c., aoastaaUy ?a hand, at the lowest rates. Persou* desirous &f information regai Jl*r w lig Mactiaes will plrase- addresp I. M. SINGER f? CO., Ii5 Baltimore street, Baltimore M. u.?Weare prepared to excLangetbese ma chines for old machines of anv kind Tern.il'fa era! . Persons v* ho have been inducedto purchase aferior machln?" under the pretext of belaf ?heap, will led this a benefit Indeed. naar ]?_ly NEVf LI V KK V STAHLK, Ai filM Sir's I, Utw?*? D and E. THE SUBSCRIBER HAS ERECTED A commodious stable on 8th stTeet, having room enough for over fifty hor aes. and a capital Carriage House of *7 by 90 feet. Thla establishment is now . JdaXb open for the reception of Horaes on Livery, anJ for the hiring and selling of horaea He has also for rent a fine lar^e Room immedi ately ow hla carriage house. '/7 by iW feet, auita ble for almost any purpose There Is also sleeping brunks for persons bringing servants, and the whole establishment Is lighted with gas He would also call the attention of persons bringing prod ice to market, to the fine yard ad Jo: a! ng tne stable, where wagons can be safely secured during the ni^ht The whole establishment la under the charge of Wa H:cxs, well known to stable men In this city. nov M tf JOHN C. COOK. SURIEEt DAMSANTE. PROF H W MINDER TAKES GRE*T pteas jre in announcing to his friends, patrons, and public generally, that the above social and delightful entertain ments will commence at .Munder's Metro politan Hall, corner ?:h and D street*, on1 WEDNESDAY EVENING, November' aflth, at? o'clo- k, and continue every Wednesday throughout the seaion. Gentlemen wishing to subscribe for the s?ason can do so upon very favorable terms, by applying at the Hail on Tues day and Thursday evening frjin 9 till 10 o'clock, novlt-tf (LOtkll-ILOtU&l-Jt'LUtHM, ONLY THINK OF IT,?GOOD CLOCKS from CI 50 up to fJO,?all ^ warranted to go right;?oveT ?jvS 84 different styies of Clocks to *?<:**? selsctfrom Also. Clock Cords Weighu, Kevs. Balls. Oils, and everything in the material line Call and see for yourselves, at J ROBINSON'S, 'iia Pennsylvania avenue.op posite Browns'Hotel. nov PARI* PKE>1IL'M HATS. MODE l)E PISAUD. Todd a co have received per ateamahip "Arago"' an invoice of Gen tlemea a D R ???' S H A TS from the celebrated ?subilahmeut of LavilleA Poumaroux, who received two first-class medals at the late Exposi Uoa In Paris. Also, a beautl'ul assortment of Children's FANCY Br.AVER HATS,for Missesor Boys. LadWs' RIDING HATS. FRENCH UMBRELLAS, very superior TODD A CO., nov 3-StAeotf we*: end Browns' Hotel. fO HFIUS ?COFFINS. MM. WHITE. SOLE AGENT FOR FISK'S ? Airtight Metallic Cofllns for . ? the city of W ash 1 n/ton. w 1 sbes to t lnf^raa thr pub ic that hi has now on hand a large supply of all sizes, similar in form to the fl-hest w.>M coins, and b-autifullv finished in ImlMtlon of ro?^wof>d They can be eo.d ai theaanvr races as a well finished mahogany eotfla The^e besu'lful Airtight Cofflns can be mady f>r use In thirty minutes for tran?pjr ation to anv put of the L'n'ted State*. Ihe under signed atteidH to UNDKR TAKING In all its branches, at all hours of day or night. Also, on hand a supply o( READV MADE WOODEN* COFFINS. Parcha?ers are respectfully invited to call and eee for them?elve?, at Ne 157 Pennsylvania avj aue. south side, near thecoruflr of Third street, dee i eolnte M M WHITE. DR. MUNSON, AT Jtti PENN'A AVENUE is still making those beautiful ?ostlnnous bUM TKKl'H, called Alien s Patent, fa' tu? ticel.cncy of which over ail oth<*r styles of teeth, many now wearing them la this city, will cheerfully vouch There Is one Dentist la this city who ha? been lafrlngin/ the patent, and made a bad imitation of it, against whom 1 hereby caution the public N. B. Whenever a Deullst speaks against Allen's Patent Continuous Gum Teeth, when proptrly comtructtd, It is because he is lgnoraut of the process, lncom >et-nt to make the work, or <? as willing to pry for the patent. je lrt-tf HOMIkKY - HOSIERY. JOHN H SMOOT, NO. 119 MR1 DUE Street, Gsor^efjwn, D C . has received a large assort, aaent of Weolen and Cotton Hose, and naif Hose tor Ladles, Genu, Boys and Girls, of all sizes and qualities, and of the best make* Purchasers Will please call nov M The host kuiTirit. and~Exten> sive stock of Faaey Goods is at THE LAKES, I UJ jvenuc L. J. niDDLKTU!C, S84LE & IN ICS, OJlct ?<id D*poi?Southwest corner of F and Tw.ii ft b atre*t? Vb *7-?f DR. THEOD. HANSMAI1N Has removed his office some houses above his old rooms, to No. 4#1 7th street west, between D and E streets north, near ths 6enernl Post Office. Office hours as before; from 8 to 10 o'/slock a. in. nov7-?w* PIANOS. PIANOS. a A large collection op new and SECOND.HAND PIANOS for Sale and to Rent, cheaper than at any other place, at No 498 Eleventh street, a law doors above Pennsylvania avenue. novai-lm# INTERNATIONAL HOTEL, WASHINGTON CITY. THIS HOUSE (known OF LATE AS the United States Hotel,) having under gone thorough repair and been handsomely refurnished, Is now 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 afford all who wish a compfortable home during their sojourn In Washington, be feels assured of a liberal patronage from the traveling public.. dec 1-tf GAI TIER'S FRENCH RESTAURANT, ?191 Pa. ar , bctw'tm 12th and 13th sts. The proprietor of the abovejss 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, BALLS, and PARTIES with everything pertaining to the most fashion able entertainments, and oa the most reasonable terms. ENTIRE DINNERS and DESSERTS fur nlsh-d Families without any trouble to the fam ily and at moderate charges A FIRST-CLASS FRENCH COOK will be sent to private houses at ?2 per day; and market ing and such articles as they may wish purcLiaf-ed will be furnished at cost Also, China, Class, I Sliver Ware, and Table ORNAMENTS. One or more " dishes" sent to any part of the 1 city at short notice At my esrab'lshment will be found elegant 1 suites of Parlor, Reception, and Dining Rooms furnished In the best manner, always jeidy. My Restaurant offers great advantages to gen tlemen rooming out; thty can be supplied with m>als at all hours. ? ' Particular attention is desired to my new style of superb CONKECTIONERY, which for purity and delicacy of flavor are unequalled. C 6AUTIKR dee 9' 252 Pa. avenue, bet. 12th and 13th sts. TO THE LADIES Ol' WASHINGTON AND SURROUNDING COUNTRY. ANOTHER LARGE SUPPLY. BONNETS, OF ALL QUALI-, ^titles and prices,from the finest French! Hats to the lowest priced Fine and Handsome HEAD DRESSES, In great variety EMBROIDERIES of all kinds TRIMMINGS to match any style of Dress goods. RIBBONS of every style. And, in fact, every variety of Goods asually found In first class Trimming Store* (IT-DRESS MAKING, after the latest and most approved styles N. B ?The supply Is kept up through the en lire season. M. WILLI AN, Opposite the Centre Market. P S?A great variety gf articles suitable for Christmas 0%fn. nov29-lm TO ALL THAT VALUE THE IK SIGHT IH>^v ? 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 PECTACLKS and GLASSEB 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 eye. Very numerous are the ill effects caused to tne precious organ of sight from the commencement of using glasses in not be^ng precisely suited, by the use of an Optometer, 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 solicits the patronage of tnose 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 wRl Improve their sight. innumerable testimonials to be 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. ilU SEVENTH STREET, Urn doors from Odd Ftilowi' Hall, vr stairs. Nobvolx, September7, 1-S4. 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. IAYt. W. TAZEWELL I have tried a pair of Spectacles obtained from Mr. Tobias, and find them of great assistance to my sight, and corresponding with hlsdcscrlption of the focus. 1 recommend him as a skillful op tician. HENRY A. WISE. Having been Induced by a friend to visltthe es tablishment of Mr. Tobias for the purpose of try ing his glasses, I was furnished by him with a pair slightly colored blue, which nave a Horded 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 hour; but with the aid of tne?e glasses I can study almost as late as ever, and that too without the pain 1 have previously suffered. JOHN WILSON, Late Commissioner Gea'l Land Office, Decestber 11, 1835. 1 have used Mr. Tobias's Spectacles for three or four months, and take great pleasure ia say ing that I em much pleased wltn them. 1 have been much beneAtted by them. May 5th,l35?. t*EOR P. SCARD9RVH. I was recommended to Mr. John Tobias as a skillful optician; and as 1 have eyes of remark able peculiarity, I was gratified to find that Mr. Tobias serineu to comprehend them by inspec tion and some slight m? asuremeat, and he has made me a pair of Spectacles that suits me ad mirably. A. P. BUTLER. July 11,1H56 WILMTN9TON, N. C., Jan. '27, 1854 Mr J Twsiai: Dear Sir?I am happy to say that the Spectacles which I obtained from you last we^k are entirely satisfactory. From an inequal ity in the visual range of my eyea, 1 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 the glasses you furnished me are decidedly the best adapted to my eyes of any I have ever yet used Very respectfully, yours, R. B. DRANK, Rector of St James' Parish. Dar*?TMi!iT of lMTiRioa, May 7, 1*55. From natural defects and the unequal range of my eyes, 1 have bean compelled to use glasses for several years. I have tried different opticians without obtaining glasses perfectly fitted to my eyes. Four monthssince Sir. Tobias made two pnlrs especially for me, which 1 have found to serve me perfectly. By the use of his optometer he is enabled to adapt Glasses minutely to theeys. 1 most cheerfully recommend Mr. Tobias to all having occasisa to use glasses and bear my testi mony as to his skill as an optialan. HENRY E. BALDWIN, Assist. Sec'y to sign Land Warrants. P 9 -OPERA GLASSES of great variety. TELESCOPES A MICROSCOPES, WATCH MAKER GLASSES, and many other articles in this line at very low prloes constantly on hand. if DK. DUPRIE'S RELIED I Ell are the only effectual cure for External or Internal Piles, Saltrheum. Ring- Worm, Ac. They ate unrival led for purifying the blood. 50 cents per box Office 7A Nassau street, New York Will be smt by mall. For sale by fORD <x UK O., corner of 11th st. I aad Penn. avenue. oc 23 o: 9 CHINA, GLASS AND QUEENS WARE. K. H. MILLER, SON A CO.,i Importers direct from Liverpool toj Alexandria, beg leave to call the at-" tentionof dealers, hotel keepers and others of Washington and Georgetown to their stock of GOODS, which, for extent and variety, will compare favorably with any establishment In the Eastern cities. The connexion of thelT senior partner with the manufacturers of Europe and the United States for upwards of 30 years, ha* given him advan tages in the purchase of goods, equal, if not supe rior, to any house In the trade. An Inspection of goods and prices will satisfy all parties that pur chases can be made of thein upon the most favor able terms French China Dinner Sets, gilt and dccorated French China Dluner Sets, gold band and plain white French China Vase*, Pitchers, Toilet Set*, Ac. French China Tea Sets, Cups and Saucers, and other articles of Teaware And Dinner Ware, separate from seta India China Dinner SeU, and separate articles al ways on hand White Granite Ware in every variety, in set^and separate from sets, as may be desired Blue Printed or Liverpool Ware, tiie same Common Edged, Whlt&and Rockingham Ware, in full lupply. 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. Experienced packers employed. Goods put up by us can be transported uy any mode without breakage. Fare by the steamboat* from Washington to Alexandria, almost hourly, 12? cents each way A Quarter of a dollar thus spent may save mmy dollars. dec 1 H FASHIONABLE DANCING. W. MUNDER, PROFESSOR OF DANC L* ing at Georgetown College and Con vent, and principal teacher of Washing ton, D C., and Baltimore, Md , has the honor to announce to the citizens and. public generally, 'hat his school Is open ] every TUESDAY and THURSDAY AFTERNOON for Young Ladles, Misses, and Masters, from 3 until ? o'c'ock, and on the same evenings at 8 for gentlemen. Owing to the unusual large number of pupils in his classes this season, and the greatsuocess of fci? class in th#* 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 speres neither time nor patience to render the most un skilful pupil perfect He Invites ladies and gentlemen generally of respectability and standing, to visit his c ass and witness the improvement of his pupils In the few pleasant lessons that has past. !t Is desirable that all who wish to pirticipnXein hi i May Exhibition should enter ear>y this year, as th? dances in pre f>arati ->n are more com}.Heated than any bereto ore introduced. nov 41-tf BLACK. TEA. Qft CHESTS STANDARD BLACK TEA, *7" this day received Wei again call the attention of the] lovers of good Tea to the superior I quality of this article, which we | are confident cannot be surpass ed Price 50 cents per pound, at our now store, corner of 15th and 1 streets. dec 11 KING A BURCHELL. LARGE ARRIVAL OF PARIS MILLI NERY. MADAME DEVOS KEELS GREAT PLEAS Sure in informing her patrons gener ally, that the lci.g delayed eases of! BONNETS, Ac , arrived to-day by oad Ladies requiring Bonnets, Cloaks, Headdresses, Ac , are Invited to inspect her as sortment, at THE LAKES, dec 15- 501 Penn. ave. POCKET TOOTH BRUSHES ?A LARGE assortmen of these new and useful articles now opening at the great Brush Emporium dec I THE LAKES, 504 Penn. avenue. Draught ale?we have just re ceivfd 100 bbls. of Read A Brother's Troy Draught Ale. which Is very fine, and will be sold at the low price of SO,75 per bbl . for cash enly Alt NY ASHiNN, nov 20 Georgetown, D. C. mawtelbT NEW AND BEAUTIFUL STYLE. tSannfactnrsd from Slate stone, l.t ths West Custleten ttlutc Ccapnuy, Vt. rpHKSli MANTELS ARE ENAMELLED IN JL imitation of the richest and most expensive EGYPTIAN, LISBON, VERD ANTIQUE, PORPHYRY, PYRENEES, BROCATELLA, AGATE, SPANISH 6ALWAY, and other rare and desirable MARBLES. The Imitations are so perfect that they cbalengethe closest scrutiny. They are so highly polished that they retain their beanty mu"h longer than marble; are not Injured by smoke, coal gas, or acids, and can be sold much cheaper than any others in market. Price ranging from 9125 to $12. Architects, Builders, and others are Invited to call and examine samples at No. 512 Seventh street, 3 doors below Odd Fellows' Hall, up ?Ulrs. T. M HANSON, sel2-1y A geat. LAMPS?LAMPS. tJTAR. FELLOWS A CO 'r*. PATENT ?3 hEGULATOR LAMP STANDS unrivalled as being the cleanest, safest, and gives the best light of any Lamp of the kind ever invented We hove now a very handsome assortment of the above, as well as all other kinds of Lamps on hand, which we will aell at verv low prices. HOWELL A MORSELL, dec 12-*w No. 323 C sr., bet. 0th and 7th. buck: BUCK! BUCK! (net Woolly Hess EN ROUTE FOR WASHINGTON, D C. rpHREE EN TIRE DEER, LARGEST EVER J- received In Baltimore, shot with Virginia riliee?not revol?ers. HEAR MEAT, HAMS, SHOULDERS,
SIDES, fittest ever received fiom the Alleghe nles. Constantly receiving from the Weft, *??* Balti more and Ohio, Winchester and Potomac, Par kersburg, Central Ohio Railroads, VENISON, POULTRY, WILD GAME, keg and roll BUT TEK, CAP HONEY, DRIED APPLES and PEACHES, and country produce generally. For sale by C. C. O'NEIL, Corner Howard and Pratt street*, dec 3-1 in Baltimore. Bi>N NETS?BONNETS?BONNETS. WE HAVK RECEIVED, AND ARE NOW opening, a very large assortment of ladles' rich Winter HATS, which we have vTI ?elected with great care and taste from theyHlr New Yurk market, and to which we are constantly making additions. HUTCHINSON A MUNRO, dec 8 31<> Pa. avenue, bet tfth and 10th sts. pOST OFFICE DIRECTORY, ORBtll I net>s Man's Guide to the Post Offices in the United States, containing the names of the Post Otflces and Post Masters in the United States on the 1st July, lb50, with a variety of valuable in formation on Postal Afialrs; also, a comprehen sive codification of the existing Postal Laws. Price 81. Just published, and for sale, at TAYLOR A MAURY'S Booksto Bookstore, dec 11- near tfth street. B EAUT1F U L GOODS, AT McLAUGHLIN '8, for the Hollldsys <? dec 12 IViYS; TOYS WHOLESALE AND RE ? tail, at MCLAUGHLIN'S dec 12 THOMAS V. DON!*, Jutxtf of tkt p?aM, C<mvty<mt?T, a*d c?rn miwotUT of Dt*A? for the Slate of Maryland. TI'.E SUBSCRIBER RESPECTFULLY 1N forms the citizen* of Washington count* that he ha* again resumed the business of a Magi? trate and Conveyancing. He can be found nt his office, No 66 Louisiana avenue, adjoining the Bank of Washington, from 7 a m. to 10 p no., and the balanoe of the time at his private ***'" dence, No. 561 H street north, between 4th and 5th streets west He Is at all tiroes prepared to go to any paitof the county to attend to \\ ruing. taking AcKnowledgments and Affidavits; also, Lnitcd States business generally, either by day oi by night. THOMAS C. DONN,J.P? nov fej~9awlm E j llHANT FAKLOR AND tHAMBKR -Id Fnrniture Just received at Warerooras No. MO Seventh street, five PARLOR SUITES of tuperlor quality, in French Brocatel and Plush. A great variety of SOF AS, TE ri?-A-TE I ES, DIVANS, LOUNGES, and CHAIRS in hair cloth , ... Rosewood and Walnut CENTRA TABLES WHATNOTS, ETKGERES. Ac. Fine French-plate MIRRORS. ALSO, Enamelled CHAMBER SETS Solid Oak and Walnut 9ET^ Rosewood snd Mahog?ny SETS Fine HAIR MATTRESSES and FEATHER | BEDS SALAMANDER SAFES, best quality. All goods warranted to be es represented, and prices put as low as any other establishment, dec U-eo3w N. M McGREGOR f1.'RSH?FUKS*.! ?FURS !!! rglODD A CO., UNDER BROWNS' HOTEL, A beg leave to announce the arrival from Lon don and Paris of thMr splendid collection of RICH FURS, made in the mo?t fashionable styles from seasoned Soft-dressed Skins lhey would Invite particular attention to th?lr elegant and much-admired MANTILLA TALMAS, PELLERINE VAN DYKES, V ICTORINES, with Muffs and Tuffs to match, of HUDSON BAY SABLE, MINK, STONE MARTIN, FITCH A MOUNTAIN MARTIN, Si 11 Ell I AN AND KUS-iiA SQUIRREL, LONDON LUSTRED, BLACK LYNX, and ERMINE; RICH FUR TRIMMING, for Cloth and Jeivet Cloaks; SWANSDOWN TRIMMING; ELEGANT SIBERIAN SQUIRREL ROBES, for Cloak Linings, or cut for Trimming; Ladies' and Gentlemen's FUR GAUNfLETS; Gentlemen's TRAVELING MU1 F ''k^S, of Beaver, Otter, Nutria, and Seal Fur; CARRIAGE ROBES, . , of Bear, Fox, and Buffalo bklns. TODD A CO for the pattt twerrty-flve years have devoted nnich attention to this branch of their trade, purchasing exclusively for cash, ?ell injf at moderate prices, and by adhering *keir determination to deal in no article that would not bear the strictest scrutiny, they have secured a large and incieaslng trade from all parts of the Purchasers are Invited to visit their establish ment and examine the most extensive STOCK OK FURS south of New York. oc31-J'&eotf PAPER HANGING AID UPHOLSTER ING. THE SUBSCRIBER HAVING PURCHAS ed the Paper Hanging and Upholstering Es tablishment of E N Worthing ton, at No 4*1 north 7th ttreet, between G and H streets west, respectfully calls the attention of his friends ar.d the public generally to give him a call and exam ine his well selected stock. He attends personal ly to the Paper Hanging and Upholstering busi ness, at the shortrst notice,the best style, and on the most reasonable terms. Awnlnas made and repaired. nov 4^-2awlm GEORGE S. DONN.^ [NO 571.1 ?v: O T 1 V ? OF XHK KE-ESTAI1LISH il MKNT OF THE LAND OFFICE AT V1NCENNES, IN THE STATE OF INDI ANA. ? v . # !n compliance with the provisions of the act of Cor>gress approved Aui*ust lS'.h, lc56, entitled ? 'An act to continue the land offices at Vinrennes, Indiana, and to ascertain and adjust the titles to certain lands In the States of ludianaand illl nols, formerly Included within the Vluceunts land dlftrltt/'it Is hereby declared and made known that the offices of legUter and receiver at Vlncenties have again been opened for the sale and entry of lands, Ac., as If said land offices Lad not been abolished Given under my hand at iheclty of v\ ashing ton, this day ?f [November, A D 1856 T1IOS A HENDR1CK?, Commissioner of the General Land Ullioe. novii5-law6w Proposal* for Erecting the Custom-Houie, Ac., at Plattsburgh, New York. T*ka?c*y IJkfartmrst, ) Washiwoto!*, December 10,l*^ ) Proposals will be re ceived at this department until the 18th day of February, A. D. 1857, at 1*2 o'clock noon, for the construction of the custom-house, Dost office, and court-rooms authorized to be erected at Pitts burgh, N. Y ., according to the plans and specifi cations prepared at this department; said propo sals to be either for the whole building, or separ rate for the different kinds of work; bills of par cels must in every ca^e accompany each bid, with tne amount of each kind of work, and the total amount carried out; the depart ment reserving the right to reject or Ac cept the proposals hereby invited, or any parts thereof, when It deems the Interest of the United States requires it; the department also re serves the right to exclude the bids < t any person or persons whom there Is just cause to believe will not faithfully perform the contracts, or which they have attempted to cbialn by Indirection; and all bids when there shall be parties In Interest who do not join In the bids, and all bids that, upon Investigation, are below a fair price for the wor*. lilds 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 dlflerent kinds of work and material!, which shall be subject to the revision of the department, so that It may adopt the whole or part of the bid, as the interest of the United States may require. ? Ninety per cent, oftheamountof work done and materials delivered, according to oontract price (said amount to be ascertained by the eastmate of an agent of the department, appointed for that purpose.) will be paid from time to time, as the work progresses, and ten per cent retained until the completion of the contract, and acceptance of the wor*. Ac., by the agent aforesaid, and be forfeited in the event of non-fulfillment of con tT^jontracts will be awarded only to master build ers and mechanics, and the assignment thereof, except by consent of the Secretary of the Treasu ry, will be a lorfelture of the same. Etch proposal must be accompanied by a writ ten vimrantee, signed by two responsible persons, (certified to be so ?>y the United States district judtie or attorney of the said district.) In the sum of SJ?,ltoo, for the whole work, or of a proportionate amount, If for any part that the bidder will, when required, if his proposal be accepted, eater Into a contract and bond, with proper and sufficient securities for Its faithful performance. Form of bond and certificate required will be furnished on application to the department. Plans, specifications, and working drawings will be ready by the 12th of January, when they can be had on application to the department. No bid will be considered unless It ful y com plies in all Its details with the requirements of this advertisement .... The proposals must be sent to this department, addressed to the Secretary of the Treasury, and plainly endorsed " Proposals Jor the PlattsOurgk Custom-kouu,? aid will be opened at one o'clock, p m , cf the uVa^h ttUTHRlT Inn the same JAMES BU rHR Ifc., dec 13 3awtl8Feb Secretary of the Treasury^ UST KKCEIVED TO-DAY ? FOURTH _ lot of LADIES' FURS, fresh madh>, of well dressed skins. Ladles In want shculd call early, as we find the system of making quick sales and small profits for cash wockl.* ..imll* iTINKMKTZ'B, d 5-eolf i36 Pa a* i bet l'-jth and 13th sts. TABLE CUTLERY. SUCH AS IVORY, WOOD AND HORN handle table and dessert, Knives only, and Knives with Forks. Also, meat and game Car vers, Steals, Ac. These goods are manufactured expressly forrny sales, ana I do not hesitate to re commend them as being equal if not superior to anv K<*?ds In the market. 1 C. W BOTELER, oc vW-eo Iron Hall. J EVENING STAR. WASHINGTON NHWS AND GOSSIP Coming Events Cast Their Shadow* Be fore Them.?The Republican party press is intensely engaged just now in endeavoring to conceal from Northern conservative opinion, the so evident fact thai the recent attempt* at insurrection in the Southwestern States grew out of neither m< re nor less than the organi sation, speeches, publications and aims of their political party and its allies under what ever name Or, in other words, of the current Intensity and so general diffusion of abolition sentiment. We will not argue when end where that sentiment over steps the bounds of constitutionality and proper fraternal feeling; because, in it* tendencies and re sults, its phases are all identical. That is, they lead to the same end ; the difference be ing only in the celerity with which they bid fair to produce the common end, if the South ern States continue deat aDd blind to the thousand and one notes of warning inseparable from abolitionism's gradual aggregation of strength. While Fremont preachers and teach ers were found to be the leaders and trainers of the guilty negroes in these late efforts, their (the negroes') minds were full of the idea that Fremontism?Republican party ism in the nor.-slaveholding States was aiding and abetting all their schemes of plunder, arson and murder. Well may the Fremont press seek to break the furce of the legitimate effects of these facts we namo. Bet will they change the course of their political labors ? Will the Republican party in Congress be less extreme, and les8 evidently bent on interfering with slavery in tLo States' He who fancies so has not been a calm and thorough observer of tho signs of the times. This insurrection will only prove ir citement to Republican-party politicians of all de.j rees to persevere. Their violence in the h 1II3 of Congress will be intensified, though they will je>uitically continue to declare there that the President has slandered them in showing their aims to be what this event (in surrection) as well as the doing* of their fol lowers iu Kansas prove them to be. llow long will the South remain inactive as she is now, With this contest for her very life raging not only within hearing but in the bosom of her family circle? What boots speeches in her defence in the balls of Congress* Have they so far effected aught, or do they bid fair, from their previous results, to accomplish aught substantial by way of defeating the ultimate purposes of Fremont abolitionism Is there a really well informed Southern muQ who does not comprehend that the time has arrived for the concerted action on the part of the people of every Southern State with reference to their domestie police, self reliance in commercial and all business mat ters. in educational affairs and literature, Ac ' Ac , which shall say to the North in a tone thai will be re.pected?so far shak thou pro" ceed ia this warfare on us. and no farther. ; We are not among those who believe that the South will fail to combine for self dcfence. , Tiie sentiment of self-preservation, the first j lav? of nature, is more powerful than party organisations, or even small individual sav ing or profits, which must bo ignored for the time being if an effective organization through out the South is to be brought about. Wc > look to the different Southern State Legisla tures to initiate and get under way such or- I gauijatioa, rather than to an irresponsible j Southern convention, over which speculators on the national treasury, and dreamy schemers of course obtain, to some degree, undue in fluence. "Wincing.?Our late brief exposition of the f ict that Hurl bat, the writer of the false and calumnious statements and views concerning the South, published in a late number of the Edinburgh Review, is not a Southern man in tho acceptation in which he is represented by the New York Ewntng Putt, has raised a hornets' nest around the ^tur'j earc. '? Tray, Blanche and Sweetheart, little dogs and all," havo Ween burking at us on the subject j through the Pott, Trtbunt, tt al. All they have written in this connection goes to prove tho general accuracy of our statements con cerning this man Uurlbut- tho only point on which wo provo to have been in error, being that iu which we write him down as having been a Unitarian preacher. It turns out that j ho studied and was graduated at Harvard fo* j the Unitarian ministry, but did not pursue ; the profession. His lather was, as vepresontcd by u?, a peripatetic Yankee school master, who resided for some years in tho South, (South Carolina.) and the sen was born during his sojourn there. ' A writer in the Trtbunt over the signature <j( a South Carolinian, (who wo take to be Hurl but himself,) in endeavoring to breuk the force of our recent brief exposition bear.-, that out j almost to the letter; for he gives such a history of his immediate family and its associations, ; as to make it clear that though for a time ; transplanted to southern soil, it maintained its Yankee proclivities and characteristics until it went back, bag and baggage, wueu>e it came. The only identification which its issue on whom we are commenting has with the South, ia that he was born of New England parents " in South Carolina, and was brought up partly in that State and pnrtly in Penn sylvania, until he reached tne age cf eighteen, when he wont from Carolina to enter the Uni versity at Cambridge." Since then Carolina has had nothing to do with hio, we presume. It appears that scaie of his relative* inter married with Southern people and still re main in the South. We take it for granted that they are heartily ashamed that the result of Southern liberality and geniality as ex pended on this Mr. Hurlbut, has been simply to warm a viper into sufficient vitality to en able it to strike its pangs into its benefactors. Those replying to our article attribute It to General Caleb Cushing's F?D WLU* we acknowledge the compliment to us irvolved in the mistake, we assure them that General C knew as little of the origin of the paragraph as the man iu the moon. The information on which it was based came w us from fcouth [ THE WEEKLY STAK. Nikc(iu?hlUT Amy ?enlic. rnii BlifU Mpr, p? tl ? t? nm. Flvteopld ? ?? * t? eoptee.... ? ?? VWMtyeoptae W ?? ICT Ca.sk, mvautaSLT m aovepcu. irr,tM*Hleoople? (la wrapper*) ou be proenre4 at fhe eonnter. Immediately after the teeue of ttoO W1? Price?Tbbuu Cbnts PoiTHiiTua?koirlui|?attvUl kMlU?l4 a conmlMtan of twenty per ceat. Carolina direct lis truth, applicability and force are amply borne oat in the highfalutia, excite! and Jesuitical comments to whieh it baa given rise. Mr liurlbut is as essentially a Yankee in all hi' nature and proclivities though accidentally born in South Carolina, as a negro is an African in his, though born of Af.ican parei ts on a plantation In the New World. - Mr Florence ?As this gentleman, one of the three (himself and Messrs. Herbert aad Denver) from non-slaveholding States who voted on Monday last against the slave trade resolution of Mr Ltberidge. explained his vote against it. we re-pu:lish his explanation from the official register?the Glut*?as follows : "Mr Flokknck. Mr. Speaker, there Is not quite enough cheese on this ' figure*' tocateh me The attractive trip is not quite well enough baited, as beautifully gilded as it ia, to be deceived by it The real purpose to my mind is too apparent. 1 am quite as decidedly and as strongly opposed to re-opening the Af rican slave trade as any one in this broad land, believing it to be contrary to the spirit of the age, and repulsive to the moat acute and sen sitive feelings of philanthropy and an enlarged humanity ; but a* 1 cannot see that My prac tical pood is to result from an introduction of the subject here, or why the valuable timo of this *bort session of Congress should be taken up either with the dixcntnon or agitation of it, in the form and manner in which the res olution offered by the gentleman from Tennes see presents it, I vote in the negative " Subsequently, on voting to suspend the rules to admit Mr Orr's resolution, he alao took oc casion to say? *? Inasmuch as this matter baa been lugged in, not by thia but by the other aide <f tbe House, 1 vote to suspend tbe rules with a view to tbe introduction of tbe resolution of tbe gen tleman from South Carolina " New Publications. From Taylor A Maury we hava copies of the fallowing works: " Ked Beard's Stories for Children ; trans lated from the Herman by Cousin Fannie " A capital book for the holiday season, ccnsist i; g of stories in verse, with hum irons silhou ette illustrations. 44 Worth and Wealth, and Other Tales, by Oousin Angie." Another handsomely illus trated and attractive Christmas book for Ihe little folks. " Daisy, or the Fairy Spectacles; by tho author of 4 Violet, a Fairy Story.'" Tbn universal commendation bestowed upon the exquisite little story of 41 Violet," published last year, has led to the issue of thia second book by the same author. " Bright Pictures from Child Life; trans lated from the Herman by Cousin Fansie." Another interesting child's book, takingly embellished with colored lithographs. 4i koboloti ?, a Sequel to the Last of the Hs^germuggers, with Illustrations by Chris topher Pearse Cranch.A most entertaining fairy story Cranch's genius develops itself heie most luxuriously in a new line?that of uumoroas illustrations. '? Conquest of Kansas, by Missouri and her Aiiies; a History of tbe Troubles in Kansas from the passage of the Organic Act until the close of July, 1?66 ; by William Phillips, 8p? ciul Correspondent of the New York Tribune for Kansas.'' A rehasncf New York Tribune Kansas horrors specially adapted to the Pres ?iiential campaign, and quite unseasonable now 14 Retribution, a Tale of Passion; by Kama D E. N. Southw^rth." This, next to the '?Deserted Wife," we think, is the best of Mrs Southworth's numeroua productions, it abounds in faults, yet the power of the book is undoubted, and carries the reader on, dfts eentingly or uot, to the last word. Allot op Gold.?The New York Tribunt stated lately, that by means of a process re cently discovered in Frarice and oommuuica ted to persons in this country, a b|r of gold Lad been alloyed from 5 to 10 per cent., and parsed through the assay office in New York, notwithstanding the usual a^ay tests. Mr. Snowden, Superintendent cf the Mint at Philadelphia, writes to tbe Pennsyltmnxan, that r.o experiment of alloyed gold has been trioi at the mint, and therefore the above can't be true. The Tribune, in reply to this letter, says : 'We should be pleased to hear from Mr. Snowden how he knows 4 no such experiment has been made upon the mint.' If the exDeri merit was successfully made, as alleged, of course the mint authorities know nothing about it, and Mr. Snowden's denial amounts to nothing. The authorities could only have delected the 'experiment if it had failed, which it did not. We stated the experiment wat: made with double eagles, a recent coin, and consequently the Director's last paragraph in the card has no force " Tbe New York P*?t also says r 44 We are informed that such an experiment as that alluded to, but denied by the Director of the Mint, was actually made on the Assay office in this city, by Mr. John Thompson, and ono which he alleges was perfectly sueoeasful. The experiment was made with double eaglee of the new coin?not tbe eld. This matter ia not likely to drop at thia point." The Day Book says: "We happen to k>iou> that aeloyed gold, that is. double eagles with five per cent, alloy in them. nave been deposited at tho assay office, a.nA bars, or a bar of gold returned to the depositor for their full weight." I lf~ A correspondent of the Charleston Cour ier thus explains tbe late failure of Mr. Little: 44 The true cause of the failure of Jacob Little has not yrt been publicly stated, lie uus a strong Fremont in ?n, and really thought la would be elected Knowing that if such ??a event had occurred, there wculd have been exciteuienf throughout the country, that bu siness would receive a fesrful shock, and ca Wuiities portend, he calculated that about fiis time, amid the universal apprehensions of all conservative commercial men, negotia tes would be suapended, real estate decline, and securities of every description tumble down, and he would reap the profits of tho pubtio disaster. I i>r Francis Lieber Uas retired from hfe rroteasorship of History and Political Koon c iny ia the College of South Carolina, which be ha* occupied for twenty years A meeting of tbe alumni of the college h-is been held at Columbia, presided over by Wm C Preston, assisted by ex Gov. Manning and others. Tbe resolutions were of a compliment*, jr charac ter, and " a fitting testimonial with a suitable inscription" is proposed Dr Lieber s future residence will be at the North The family of Colonel Fremont in New Y>.rk are said to be suffering from at.aca of scarlet (ever.