Newspaper of Evening Star, December 30, 1856, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated December 30, 1856 Page 1
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VOL. VIII. WASHINGTON, I). C., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1856. NO. 1,233. TES SVKNING STAR, rcULJ?HEll fcVKKT AffTSP.NUOII, JUXCLPT SUNDAY,) H .iirur ?/ /iMtyivMu 4?r**i m< i'.'imiiitnit, p * "ST. 0. WALLACE, WUi be served to subscribers by t-.arrlera at SIX AND A (QUARTER CENTS, payable weekly lu ib?* Ageuta; p*pers served In p ickages at /7J( cfuti per moattf. To mall subscribers the sub scrlplioa price Is THKhK DOLLARS AND FI F fy CbN TS a year w?iMn cs, TWO DOLLARS f.?r six norths, and ONE DOLLAR for three i?outh9 , for l vi than three raoatht at the rat? of |j ceaw a week. f^r SINGLE COPIES1 ONB cent. ."ffi. I?I7DKR k Sill, Bankers, Buy and sell domestic exchange, STOCKS. BONDS, and nthe* Securities, receive Deposit*, furnish Drafts, make Collec tions, and negotiates Time ?*aper LAND WARRANTS. We are at all times buying aud selling Land Warrants, and will locate them, on commission, lu Nebraska and Minnesota Territory*, \V Isoon sln, Iowa, and Missouri. M SNYDER A SON'S Bank, dec lS-lm No 383 National Hotel Building. 81 lOB R'S Improved Sewing Machine. To which was granted the Highest Award of the Paris Exhibition, thereby receiving th? World's Verdict of SnDeriority. 'pHE IMPROVEMENTS IN THIS MA A chine has simplified them In many respects, lad they arecapable ef executing twice the amount of work th?v did formerly in any given time. They are wlttoat question the only Machines ca pable of rcwi:ig every variety of roods perfect; a shirt bosom or heavy trace for tames* can be sewn by any of these machines by a simple change ?f needle and thread la snch a manner that the elooeat scrutiny cannot detect a fault Manufacturers, planters and families will Ind them the only *afo Machines to purchase, as thev are built strong aad durable, aad not likely to get oat of order. We have machines with gaages attached, for binding hats,cap-fronts, gaiters, Ac. Silk.' *bread, Cotton, Needles, Ac., seastaatly en hand, at ths lowest rates. Persons desirous of Information regardlag Sew lag Machines will please address I M SINGER & CO., 1*5 Baltimore street, Baltimore N B.?We are prepared to exchange these iaa shiaes for old machines of any kind Terms lib eral. Persons who have heen iadncedto purchase aferlor machine.- under the pretext of belag ? heap, will Sa l this a beasflt indeed. mar IS?ly SORIKK*OANSANTE. PROF. H W MUNDER TAKES GRE \T pleasure In annoaacingto bisf-iends, patrons, and public generally, that the above social and delightful entertain ments will commence at Munder's Metro-: polltan Hall, corner9th and D streets, on! WEDNESDAY EVEN IN 8, November 26th, at 9 o'clock, and contlnu* every Wednesday throughout the season. Gentlemen wishing to subscribe for the season can do so upon very favorable terms, by applying at the Hall on Tues day and Thursday evenin? from 3 till 10 o'clock. ;iov *21?tf BUCK! BCCK! BUCK! (not Woolly Hss? SN ROUTE FOR WASHINGTON. D C. THRKE ENTIRE DEER. LARGEST EVER received in Baltimore, s&ot with Virginia nlles?not revolvers BEAR MEAT, HAMS, SHOULDERS, SIDES, fattest ever received f.-om the Allegha ales. Constantly receiv ng from the West, eta Balti more and Ohla, Winchester and Potomac, Par k?*rsburg, Central Ohio Railroads, VENISON, POULTRY, WILD GAME, ke? and roll BUT TER, CAP FIONEY, DRIED APPLES and PEACHES, and oountry produce ^ne^ally. For sale by C. C. O'NEIL, Corner Howird and Pratt streets, dec 3-lm Baltimore. CAkKS AND CON* ECPIUNERY fOK KOK THE H " LI DAYS. *|i POTENTINl,NO tlTV PEN NSY LV AN IA A ? ave. south side, four doors west of 10th street, will have for exhibition and sale on Saturday, the *AKh instant, the largest and nnst elegant assort ment of RICH ORNAMENTED FRUIT, POUND and FANCY CAiatlS ever offered in this city, which he pledges himself shall not bt> surpassed la the excellence of the materials of which the same s*iall be nude, or in the reason* abienessof price. Ladles aad gentlemen are respectfully inviud to call and view the splendid assortment of the ab*ve described Cake* -TP. requests that his pa'rons and all deslr ffi.n/ him to furnish tnem with Cakes and Con Mb^tloaery for the Holidays, will send the orders la time to be supplied without delay Anticipating as he does ar? extra rdiuarv de mand for the delicacies which he offers for >a'e dec 14-dt)ant DR. Ol'PRIE't KfinKOIES are the only effectual cure for External or Internal Piles, Saltrheuaa Ring-Worm. Ac. They are uarlval led for purifying the blood. So cents per box Office 7fi Nassau sixeet, New Will be sent by For sale by FORD x liRO., corner of 11th st. York. Will be sent by mail Fi* sale bv FORD A UR< aad Penn avdnu?. or xt OAS K ITIKM RH MILLER, SON a CO , ALEXAN ? dria, Va , keep constantly ob hand a band -irne variety of CHANDELIERS, PENDANTS BR ACKETS, Ac , from the celebrated factory of Cornelius A Baker, whisti they will guarantee tc ?ell at the nam- price* charged to private pur chasers at the salerooms on Chestnut street, Phil adelphia A so, Drop-llghta, Cut tfiass and d?~o:ated Paper Shadfs. in great variety Call and examine for y > jrselves. dec 1 POST mWWtVK DIRECTORY, OK Busi ness Man's Guide to the Post offices in tlie United States, containing the names of the Post aid Post Masters in the United States on the ist July, 1W, wlih a variety of valuable in formation on P??ul Atfhlrs; also, a comprehen sive codification of the existing Postal Law* .Price SI J ust published, and for sale, at TAYLOR A MAURY'S Bookstore, d? 11- rear 0th street BOOR BINDING. C?<M' Bertntt strtti and Maryland irissi, I mtar tk* Smtttfoman Institution. ni)WAKU LYCETT RESPECTFULLY IN 1 j f irms tae subscribers to Brown's Bible aad Mhakspeare, now Juat completed, that he is pre pared to bind those work-> In a superior style of ?*iegaace, strength and solidity, and upon much more reasonable terms than cad be done In Balti more, Philadelphia, or New York. A letter ad ?lre*?ed to htm (per post) wilieuable him to ex Libit to the subscribers specimens of tils style of otndlng. Every a..id of Book Binding neatlv ex ecu?td. *er7-Am (' M HI ST >1 A S PRESENT*. Hutchinson a munro are opening a large and l^autlful assorttatuS of G'iOD^, nultable for presentMon the approaching holidays, such as Jewel Case', Wat?h Stands, C<iid Re ceivers, Work Box*s, Cabas. Scl^sora In cases, | Draasln^ Ca*e , L'ard Oases, Portmoanalw Port (olios, "fablet". Traveling Companions, Writing Desks, Perfume Cases, Tail#t Botties, Cl^ar Cases Cli-ar Stands, Siatue-ttee, J-J Ornaments. Coral Goods, Ar Also a f ne assortment of French and ?i?./rj>an Toys, Gauies, Targeu, AuU>matons, Ac , to gether with a * reat ruany articles not ne^es^ary to enainermte. HUTCHINSON A MUNRO, dec 1ft- Ps ave , bet vth aud 10th sts O THE I*1PKU?I?II SET * UK TEETH. ??. LOOMIS, THE INVENTOR AND cf fK tfrulrt of ? Lo jlcIs' Minarai Plate Teeta,-' having successfully Introduced his impfoverneat ia various cities, has J-TJ9 aow permauently established himse.f In Wash lagton. Ttila Improvement for Sets of Teeth conM.t* otielly In making a set of but one piece of mate rial, and that indencructlble mineral No metal is used lu their construction, and they are there fore free from galvanic at-Uon and metallc tas'e Th'jre are ao Joints to become fll**d with moisture ?' particlesfood, hence they are piire and rleam. They a?e lighter, st/cager, less ciunr^v, and,: r saort.th* a' Artificial Tseth, not withstanding certain Dentists ?pe*k against them, but they nave n?t t..e right to uck>? them, do not know how if they tad. aud therefore do not ap preciate them. office on Pennsylvania ^vexiue, between lltb and (tth sueots. two doors below the Klrkwood Mouse. dec 24 tf DE4T\L SlRbEOI. DR. B F COSBV, PENN AVENUE. BE tween Sixth aad Seventh ttreets, ?t the place formerly & cuplrd l?y Dr Vaa Patten, has just retetv<d a very',7uTn* large snpply of artiwles pertain! g to dentistry aad respectTully Invites the public (c give aim a call Having devoted his whole time to the ?ro fesslon, he Is perfectly fe in declaring that he will give entire satisfictlou In every case The lw?t professional references can be !,een at his of. ace aoy 12-t.Marchvoe AKPEK'B MAGAZINE FUlt JANU L x sry XS cents New York ledger for December27th. G'idey's Ladles' Book for Jannarv. - ?- "? ? - <n II brmrV'f L3Qltr* svs m WUUM. v . Ev?rfaatlng and lndeatructlble Toy .'Books, a ???d assoetiueat ai*o; of Bibles, a.'.d Prayer Books abound in rVth Velvet and Turkey Moroc. o; an extensive assortment of children's Books, suita ble for Christmas Presentsj a grvat variety ot Pen and Pocket Kaives, Scissors,:?sates, Pistols, Ac , j for sale very low by E. K. LUNDY, dec I* No lir Bridge street, Geor^etowu. L. J. MIDDLETON, dbalsr IN ICS, VJlce and Depot?iSouthwest r.oraer of P aid Tv?l ft* street*. feb *7-tf ?AI TIER'S FRK11H RESTAURANT, *5t Pa. ar , bttwetn ISffc and 13/fc 1(1. T1HE PROPRIETOR OF THE ABOVE Es tablishment desires to call public attention to his Increased ?nd 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 DINN LRS, B aLLS, and PARTIES with everything pertalnlDg to the most fashion able entertainments, and oa the most reasonable terms. ENTIRE DINNERS and DESSERTS fur nished Families without any trouble to the fam ily and at moderate charges A FIRST-CLASS FRENCH COOK will be sent to private bouses at ?*<2 per day; and market ing and such articles as they may wish purchased will be furnished at cost. Also, China, Glass, Silver Ware, and Table ornaments One or more " dishes" sent to any part of the city at khort notice At my establishment will be fouisd elegant suites of Parlor, Reception, and Dining Rooms furnished In the best manner, always ready. Mv Restaurant offers great advantage* to gen tlemen rooming out; they can be supplied with meals at all hours. Particular attention is desired to my new style of superb CONFECTION ERY, which for purity and delicacy of flavor are unequalled. C GAUTIER, dee 9- 258 Pa. avenue,bet. 12th and 13th sta. CONFECTIONERY FOR THE APPROACHING HOLIDAYS. Notwithstanding the high price of sugar, 1 will sell my CONFECTIONERY at the usual prices, viz : PLAIN CANDY and MIXED DROPS at 25 cents per pound SUGAR PLUMS at 37* cents per pound, usually sold by retailers at 50 cents French BON BONS, Including all kinds of French Confectionery.at 50 cents per pound, usually sold at 75 cents ?nd 81 p.r p:>ui>d. POUND and FRUIT CAKE, of which 1 shall have a large assortment, manufactured of the very best and freshest materials, orna mented fine and tastefully. Please give us a call, and don't mistake the p'ace, No 3MJ Pennsylvania avenue, between 1Kb and 10th streets, next door to Imn Hall dec 15-1 m GEO NORBECK. Dr. munson. at;C3 penn'a avenue. is still making those '.?eautlful ?ontinuous GUM TEETH, called AllWs Patent, for the excellency of which over all other styles of teetlu many now wearing them in this city, will cheerfully vouch. There' Is one Dentist It; this city who has been infringing the patent, and made a bad Imitation of it, against wnoio 1 hereby* caution the puklic N. li Whenever a Dentist speaks agalmrt Allen's Patent Continuous Gum Teeth, when ercptrly constructs*, It is because he is ignorant of the process, Incompetent to make the work, or ? unwilling to pay for the patent. je lfi-tf IKON HALL BO 'IT AND SHOE AID THUNk ESTABLISHMENT. JUST RECEIVED, A LARGE ASSOK 1' m?ht of ladles' gent Js, misses, aud boys' Boots, Shoes and Gait ers For Ladies. White. Satin, A Kid Heel Con gress Gaiters quilted Cassl merand Silk Gat ters, Backskln-lined Winter Gaiters Pot Oentlemxn. Patent Leather and French Calf Boots French, Boston, and Congress Calf and Patent Leather Gaiters French imported Shoes, all styles. For Boys and Missis M y assortment is very large ; all styles, qualities anil price*. My stock of No I Sole Leather Trunks, and Iron Frame Traveling Trunks, Ladles' Hat Cases and Vallces can be examined a: any time, and as for cheapr.es* and quality cannot be sur ftassed All In want of good and cheap articles or cash will please call at 8. P HOOVER'S, dec 23-tw Pa. t venue, bet. ?th ard 10th sts. COAL KEPT UNDER COVER. 2,210 Ids to ths Ton. NOW ON HAND. THE BEST QUALITIES of Wbite A?h, Red Ash aad Leaigh COAL. Warranted to gver satisfaction Delivered from dirt Also, Hickory. Oak and Pine WOOD. T J A W M. GALT, N W corner 12th and C streets, No 54-7, dec 20-tf one square south of Pa. avenue. UUCULT, UNDERTAKER, Shop and Residence Fo 303 Fenn'a avenue, south side, between 0th and 10th its. AV1NG PROVIDED HIMSELF W1TM aB ELEVANT HEARSE, aad all necessary conveniences for properly conducting hi* business, wonld respectfully Inform the public that he la fully pr-par?d to All all orders entrusted to him, atth? shortea- notice, and in the best manner. A large supply of READY-MADE COFFINS of all sizes, always on hand, which will be fur nished on the most reasonable terms. As heretofore, no pains will be spared te give satire satisfaction on all occasions. N. B. ? Resld.ng on '.he premises, eiders wlli l>e promptly attended to at all hours. feb 7-ly ? GREAT REDUCTION in THE PRICE OF BOOTS AND GAITERS I HAVE ON COMMISSION, FOR A PHIL I adelphia manu facturer, a first rate Sew.-d or Peeped Calf-Skin BOOT at S3.A2. full aa good as those usually sold at Si or *56; aod a French Caif Patent Leather G AIT K K. at ?3 50. as good as any atS5; a titrate Calf GalteralS'i 54>, these are the best goods that is (or ever ?rere) sold in the District for the prlo.; toi the proof, come and see for yourself. Terms positively rash. No ext? profit charged to offset bad debts. Call at the NEW YORK HAT STORE, Seventti street, near Pennsylvania avenue m2; tf ANTHONY, Agent. All of Thalimg's Compositions a r W. O. METZEROTT'S dee 1?J Ml SIC DEPOT. bO DECEPTION. STANDARD SILVER WARE, SUCH AS Spoons. Forks, Ladles, Butter, Cake, Pie, Fish, Jelly and Ire Cream Knive*. Cruii.b Scra per*. N a pktn Rings, Ac All the above named voods are mauufactured oa my own premises in I this city, and not purchased at the North, (as is the rase with other dea'ers generally, and then paliie-d off for our own in inufaeture ) Every ar tir.lf warranted Standard Silver Also, on band, every d? sclption of fine Watcl.e* and Jewelry, at3K Pa avenue, Siga of the Large Spread Ear.le. drcA :? H O. HOOD. * K.?R t. ff R1ST JI AS. I OOKJNG GLASSES. ALL SIZB8, WILL I i b? soid low f <r cash JOHN W AHN ER. 255 Pa avenue, de-i 17-if opposite Kirk wood" House. PURE SJLVkk WARE. SOLID SILVER TEA SETS, SILVEH FORKS AND SPOONS, SOLID SILVER WAITERS, PITCHERS, GOBLETS, f CUPS. A.LSO, FANCY SILVER WARE, suitable fir WhDDING PRESENTS. The aiHiv* ;re all of our owii manufacture, and W*K*>"TltD ma*. >1. W. CALT A duo., nov ll>-tf 3-14 Penn's avenue. VI OOD ?WOOD?WOOD. HICKORY, oak AND PIN eof THE BEST auilltv constantly on hand. at JOHN W MYERS A CO. Oiflce and Yard corner G and Wd streets. First Ward. dec 10 H mkt BOOKS FOK the NEW YEAR?A -J go d variety, and beautlfui styles, very cheap at FERGUSON'S, 48d 7th street. ( T HUHN'S HAND-BOOK OP WA8HINOTOW. HIS BOOK SHOULD BE IN THE HANDS ?. of every stranger sojourning lu the city ; be ing a complete guide with a panoramic view of the city, Public Building*, ana Statuary. A ne*r Map of Wa?hlngton with all the new Improvement#, Ac , for rule in the Capitol, at the Book Stand, and at the Bookctorr*. dec lm A Nl)W SKM lilO OFF AT COST, LOT OF FANCY STATIONERY, PA pier Mache, Porte Folios, Ladles' Cabas, Games, and numerous other articles, all of which I am now offering lower than they were ever sold for In Washington. W F. BAYLY, dfc2U-tJanl No 'J7te Penn avenue. TAKKNOT ICF. DO RIDGELY RESPECTFULLY IN ? form* his customers who have accounts at his store In the First Ward, that they will be drawn off and ready for delivery on New \ ears Day. He earnestly request* a settlement by cash (ou which a deduction of 5 per cent will be made) or r.ote during the first week lu January Those not wishing to l?e call on or drummed, will pleas-* call at the store and settle D G. RIDGELY, dec 34 7t* Druggist First Ward. THE CHURCHES AND PASTORS OF WASHINGTON ; rpOGETHER WITH 5o'? TOPICS OF 8ER I mons delivered In 1835 and 56 ; to which Is -dded a list of all the Churches and their locali ties, By LORENZO D. JOHNSON. Author ?>f ?? Chaplains of th- Government " j[T For sale at tn* Book-storea. dec 24-lw D RAUGHT ALE?WE HWE JUST HE _ celved UK) bbls of Read A Brother's Troy Draught Ale. which Is very fine, and will be sola at the low price of ?fl,75 jer bbl . for cash only. ARNYASHINN, nov2rt Georgetown. D C. HAVE JU?*T ill nnn ?"^r*-1 i,a 1. I XjUUsJ received, direct from Havana, per brig Caroline A w bite! and Mary Jane, 111,000choice Cigars* of the lo lowing brand*: Regalia, Brltanlca, Magnolia Regalia. Regalia Lcndres, Breva*, Grabue/s, Operas, Little Belt Londres, Potomac Rtv?-r OUindrados, and Preusado*, all of which 1 will sell very low for cash bWll r OVER, Importer of Cigars and De-der in Wine* and Liquors, Pentia avenue, between V2th and 13th streets (I Tit) <*ec J'-rtt CHRISTMAS ? OKFKVTUINKKY. r|Ml E ?U BSCRI BK R * ESPEOTFULLY !N X forms his customers and the public In general that lie Is predated to supply them with CHRISTMAS CONFECTIONERY of every kind, to elgn and doraes'lc; also with CANDY, PLUM and POUND CAKES. MINCE PIES, <)RAN(iE^,FlGS.KAlSlNS. PRUNES, ALMONDS, Ac. His stock of CONFECTION ERY Is very complete and st.cli as he feels con fllent will be found on trial, equal to any that may be ofiVied for sale lu this city He wlil be happy to see his friend* and customers on Christrr.as Eve and doting the Holidays as his stock will b?? replenished until aid after the New Years Festival TOYS FOR HOLIDAY H RESENTS. The subscriber also respectfu ly Informs lad lea a.-id gentlemen, desirous of procuring TOYS of any kind, as Holiday Presents, that h* has Im ported a la??e collection of German *nd French manufacture, which are curious, < hea?, and well adapted to please children and young people of every age His stock of TO > S is larger and more attractive than ever, and cannot be excelled In any otner toy store in this city. The subscriber would also invite attention to his large assortment of Ch'na, Ladles' Work baskets, Combs, Perfumery, and other fancy articles which are too numerous for specification in an hdvertlse. meut VV1LLIAM GRUPE, No 415 south side Pa. av , bet 3d and 4){ st*., dec'23-lm opposite Jackson Hall SUITABLE Ft5R CHRISTM %S 1XO NEW YEARS' PKfcSENTS. JOHN II SMOOT, No 119 SOUTH SIDE Bridge street. Georgetown, DC, Las received a great variety of useful and seasonable GOODJ, to which he Invites the attention of both ladlta and gentlemen who may wish to make a Christ mas and New Years' Present. EMBROIDERIES. Rich worked Cambric Sets (Collars and Sleevea) Do do Muslin do do Do do Muslin and Cambric Collars A great variety (low priced) do Worked Linen Sets and Linen do Rich worked Muslin Sleeves Black and white Lace ?ets and Collars Worked Cambric and MusMn Bands Embrolde-ed Linen Cambric Handkerchiefs Hemstitched, turked and plain do Black Chantllla and Frtncb Lace Veils Worked, quilted and booped Skirts. also? Moire Antique, Embroidered, Satin and other Cloaks Double and single Brocha and other Shawls Klch Fancy and Black Hllks French Merinos, plaid Merinos Plain and printed Mous L'delaines Beat Paris Kid Gloves, all numbeas Kid and Buck Gauntlets Ladles, gent's and children's Warm Gloves Do Hosiery, of every kind Portmonnales, and ladles' Cabas Gent-?. Linen, Cambric ard Silk Pccket Handkfs lS'ack and fancy Silk Cravats, Scarf:, and Ties Gents Shawls. Merino and Woolen Scarfs Children's Knit Talmss and Hoods Ladle*, gents and boys' Comfort* Ac With many other desirable goods, which will be told low to cash or prompt custom* rs dec tV J. H SMOOT. STANDARD SlLVKK WARE. 1AM NOW MANUFACTURING Pl'RESIL ver Spoons, Fo k?. Ladles, Butter, Fish, Pie. Cake Pid Ice Cream Knives, Sugar Shovels ana Tong*, Nupkiu Rings. Crtum, Gravy, Mustard and r-ati Spoons, Ac., Ac , ou my own premises, and do n<>t palm off ou the public Northern man ufactured articles (which cannot always be re lied on as genuine) for mv own, but every article made In my establishment can and will be war ranted as aoove WATCHES AND JEWELRY Ut every de>criptlon. and In great variety, con stantly on hand, and receiving fresh arrivals al most every d?v Floe (18 kn) Geld Watches, from to $*2311, and warran td correct time keepers. Corai, Cameo, Mosaic and plain Gold Bracelets, Pins and Ear-rings, (in sets or by the single piece,) Gold Vest, Fob, Guard, Cbatalaln and Nec.k Chains, Seals, Keys, Lockets, Charms, and a general assortment of goods usually kept In a Jewelry Store Flue Watch Repairing done bv an experienced and compeu nt workrr an, and all work warranted to give satisfaction at U3B Pennsylvania hvenue dec at- H O HOOD. Shawls shawls, shaw ls?at W HOLES ALE.?Just re- el v?d a large ard superior rtock of Ifay State Shawls, at wholesale v/e Invite the trade to call, as we cau offer them as low, If not lower than the Jobbing House* at the North WALL A STEPHENS, dec ?1 No. Pa ave , bet. "Jih and lu:h sta. VHITI^ti AND MKKIV CARDS. AND handsome Books, by the best bards. Foi Hol iday Presents In the Book lire, call at FERGUSON'S, decYi Seventh street KLSIOR GIFT, AND ALL OTHER I* kinds of beautiful Books, sul(a>le for Christ mas presents, at EEKUUSON'S, d^c tt 4S6 Seventh Street HOLIDAY FK ESENTS.?Just received, a superior assortment of Stocks, Ties, Mufflers, Neck and Pocket Handkerchiefs. Glove*, Ac , Ac., making very suitable, useful and acceptable presents WALL A STEPHENS, de j V2 No : *4 Pa avenue, bet 9:h A 1 ;th sts fjMNEWATCH REPAIRING OK EVERY

description; such a? Chronometer, Duplex, Lever, Leplne, Ac , executed In a superior man ner, with promptness, by Competent work.* en V H. O. HOOD, dec -J3 33d f'a. ave.. near 9th street. WASHINGTON'S EiPLtER YEARS by Wasulnkton Ijvjj^. v,Mth 4tf beautiful steel engravings, portrait*, and landscape Illus trations, complete In one volume; finely bound. Just Issued, and this day received. by dec^4 FRANCK TAYLOR. ORE CHRISTMAS GOODS OPENED l8|t night at M _ declV MCLAUGHLIN'S HeUT"<iUAftffiks Fuy. christmTs Gt?ous. Mclaughlin a ci* GOODS. CHRISTMAS PREriKNT^jJit J dec lv! McLAIJGWLIN A CO 'S DOL.1.S.DOLLS, BABIES, BAKIKS, at dec l> MCLAUGHLIN'S. C FRUITS, *e., JUST received. 25 boxes Kalsln.i 25 drama and cartoons Fresh Figs Prunes In Fancy J*rs and Kegs Canton Ginger In Jars. 5 case* Citron Pie Fruits, Currants, Gooseberries, Peach**, Ao. Almonds, Filberts, Ground Nuts, Ac. ALSO ? 2S boxM Adamantine Candles In Cartoons 40 do Sperm do 11MK) lbs. h resh Buckwheat Kye Flour In Barrels 12 K'gs Extra Orange County Butter Mackerel In Barrels. X bis , * bin ., and rlt*. For sale, by WM H BHKKtTON, No 466 corner of 7th and F street, dec 15-eo2w opposite the Patent Office. Proposals fo?* Engraving and Lithographic Printing. OFflCK SUPKRINTINDINT PfBLIC PRINTING, ) Washington, December 20.1966. } PROPOSALS WILL BE RECEIVED AT this office until theSlstdavof Decemberlnrt , for Engraving on Stone, and Printing from the t=ame, for the use of the Senate of the United States, sixteen thousand and four hundred, (lfl, 400,) or more copies each, of certain maps to ac company tbe annual message and documents of the r resident of theUnlted States. The maps will be open for the Inspection of bidders at this oMte until the morning of the day for closing the bids. The paper required for printing these maps will be furnished by this office. Bidders will stale tbe prloe for engraving each map, and the price for printing per lOOcoplea, ae parately. A contract will be entered into with, and bonds will bereqnlred from, the sucrex.iful bidder for the faithful execution of the same. It is to be distinctly understood that no bids will be entertained from any parties not directly engaged In, and practically acquainted with, the style of work bid for. The proposals must be addressed to A . G Sea man. Superintendent of th? Public Printing, Washington, D. C , and be endorsed "Proposals for Engraving and Lithographic Printing " Dec2>)-eodtH1stDcc A. G. SEAMAN. D'lVKKNOI* HOTKL. MR G. D'lVERNOlS BEGS TO INFORM his friends and tee public in general, l-. that b. has now opened nls npw Hotel on Pennsylvanli avenue, between 17th ar.dia" Ittth streets This Establish meat Is newly and elegantly furn ished on tue most modern and improved print pie with ?aloo?s aud Privale Apartments The Bar is supplied wltn the choicest Wine-and Klquois, Cigars, Ac. Game ar.d other delicacies In sea-on Private Dinner and Supper Parties promptlv supplied and attended to in aty p rt of the city. Table d'hote at 3% o'clock, on Sundays at -J. nov 95-eofJm AD I JO.MN H. BLTHMANN, Importer and Dealer in Wines, Brandiee,&c. P'.na avtnne, south suit, bet nnd*ith il.t , HaS IN STORK A VERV CHOICE AS so'tment of Champagne, in quarts and pints, of the most desirable brands Also, sparkling St Perav, white and pink ; I Mnderia, Sherry, Port, 'TenerilTe. Sicily J Khltie Wines, Mose.ie; French Wines, red and white; Cognac, Scheldam Gin, Jamacia Hum, Scotch Whiskey, American Wnlskev, Curacoa. Anisette; and of his own preparation, Wild Cherry Brandy, Blackberry Juice, Stomach Bit ters. Also, genuine Absinthe, Klrschwnsser, and Havana Cigars de2 10-3tAw4m. I'AKIS PttK.niUM 13 ATIL MODE DF. Pl\AUD. rpODD A CO HAVE RECEIVED PER i- steamship "Arago" an invoice of Gen #r~\ tinnen's DRtiSS H A TS from the celebrated establlrbment of KavllleA Poumaroux. who received two flrst-claas medals at ii*-ute Exposi tion in Paris. Also, a beautl'ul .-is.-ortmen! of Children's FANCY BEAVER II ATS, for Mlssesor Boys. Ladies' RIDING HATS. FRENCH UMBRELLAS, very superior. TODD A CO., nov 3-0lAeotf west end Browns' Hotel. CLOAKS?CLOIKS-CLOAKI. SELLING OFF AT REDUCED PRICES. F^ROM THIS DATE, DEC KM BR R 15TH, the subscriber will commence to run ctt his large and well selected stock of Velvet ;ud Cloth CLOAK*, SHAWLS, Ac . at reduced prices, as it is his determination to ke*p nor.e over Strangers before buying would do well to give him a call before purchasing FRANK A Mr GEE, doc 15-eolm 241 Pa ave., bet 12th and l'ith sts. CHAUNCKY V9 AKKIiHKH, Watch maker. jVJO. 34 STH EKT. SIGN OF THE LARGE 1 1 and small Watch with Chain, near Shilling ton's Periodical Depot, corner of Pennsylvania avenue and 4^ street WATCUFS. JEWELRY SILVER WARE. WATCH REPAIRING, Ac. Chronometer*; Repeating Watches, Duplex, Mantle Clocks, Lever, Jewelry, and Hor zontal, Silver Ware Murical, and REPAIRED JKWK.RY AND SILVER WARE mitde to order. Removed from 370 Penn'aaveaue. Brawns Hotel, to me above location nov 24-eoilm O. WARR1NER Proposals for Fnrniahing OranitoandGran ite Work for the North Front of the Pat ent Ulfic-j Building. Dkpartmkvt op. thf. Interior,) December 10, 1H56 ( SBAKED PROPOSALS WILL UK RECEIVED at this department until the eighteenth i.av of February ne.U, 12 o'clock at iiooi', tor furnishing such Granite ami Granite Work a may be required above the sub-basement story, in the erection of the north trout of ihe I'a'eni (ittice buildinc. The bills must b-? in the fi.rm of the following schedule, a id cli nrly specify the pr cesfor nutter al, (.a linif, ores-ing, a id settini!, incluJmj* all lie ma i hineiy and other e*pens?s. Schedule. Cube stone, p<-r superficial fno:. Beds aii'1 b,l!s, do do Kxtra Cubi sione, per cubic f<nu. Cornice in two brds, per ptihoaJ foot. Illrxrhiu^ cour-e, ilu do Frieze to er.iablature, do <l > Artliitiave, do do Drops lo cornice, p r iim al loot. 'Prigiyphs. ? a-h <"a|?s of pilasters, ? a li t'hannels of b iscnierit, |i r ft?ol. Window sills, per ?-up rti i?lfm^t. Tin- giuniic must be eipwl hi i^uAlny to tha'. u< d oi lie' construction ci the Wingn of ilo* buihlmts, specimens of which will be required to accompa- y the bids. Each bid wi'l sta'e in what time ihe work will hi completed, and iw>ne will be considered from others iha-i those known to be of the traJe and believed to bj luliy competent to fulfil in ^ood faith ti e oblura tions they propose to a>suiue; and no asMgnmfiu of bid or contract will be recognized, unless made wuli the approval of the head of the de^artmen'. Nineiy p-r cent, will 0 -paid from time to nu*C, ai 'lie work pr<i|re?->es, upon the esti?u?te ot the a^ent of tiit* ilfpar ni.'iit in eli?rg<' thereof, and t>*n percent reeetv?-d until the completion of ihe con iia"i attd accep'anceof the work by >aid a^ent. The depariiii'Ut rxsnves to itself th? right tu re ject oi accept the piopu:^l-> Uerthy invited when i? (letup ilie (men ri ul liie fcited ftates requires it, &?< well *.* to ? iciu.le toe bids ol any person or per son^ wlio it hits good reason to b'li?Y'* IMU not.tioiii anv < ause, faithfully ptrtoiUl tlie contiact. P!a s, speciticaiJous, ?<.?i working diawines cimi be e^iiliiiuei!, and o0i* r iiiforuiaion cbai .ed, on appli a ion at the oflice of the superintendent. The proposals, which ui'tst bi sent to this d> ptiri inent, aduressed to the Secretiny of the Interior, (endo >*d " Pr>>p ??iJs for the erection of the north font of the Fa'ent Office buiMinjr.") will opened at 1 o'clock, p. m., r?f tlie l^st i ay named tor re oe vin? Ihe saiue H McCKKKLAVD, dec IV-2awtlrFtbJ Se reiary if the luterior. CO F rin S-t'O FF fNS~ M.WHITE. SOLE AG E^ T f o* FiSK'S ?L* AlrtlfhtMstallic oafllnsfor thectty of \V.i?hIngton, wishes to Inform the pub'tc that he has now on hand a large supply of all sl*es, similar in form to (be ricbttei wood ooldiis, and beautifully nr. Is bed In Imitation of roeewood They can be sold at thesamr rates as a well floiahed mahogany coffin. These beautiful Airtight Collins can be ready for use in thirty minutes for transportation to any part of the United Statei. Ihe under s gned attends to UNDKR TAKING in ill l{s br.mcbes, f t all hours of dx.y pr ulgbt Aiao, on hand a supply of READl MADE WOODEN COFFINS. Purchasers are respoclfully invited to call and see for themselves, at No.437 Pennsylvania ave nue. south side, near the corner of Third street, dec B c?rtui? M. At. WHlTJi, M, I EVENING STAK. PARIS GOSSIP | From thacoiwponcUnc-eof N Y l>at v Time* 1 Paris, Muv 24, lhifl. j M. Lamartine occupies a small bouse of modest appearance, at 'be extremity of a i court, No. 43 Rue de la Ville 1 Eveque \ ou | enter ?>y a gla>s gallery. ? *?>rt of verandah. ^ which serves as an ante-chamber Ihen y.?u j pass a dark chamber which conduct* to the saloon. This saloon looks upon a handsome little garden, dt V Atiglat** y in the rear. Tiie furniture is mostly antique, but yet simple , a sofa, a few fauttnils, chairs, a large centre table, two consoles filled with 11 wers. 1 ?t objects of art, a handsome marble clock, do eigDed by Madame Lamartine, two busts of . M Lamartine himself, one of them in bronse by the Count D Orsay, the other in marble by \1. Salomon; a picture by Gudin, another by (tigoux, some pictures by Madame Lamartine, and a portrait of the poet by tierard M Lamartine writes in his bedroom on the second floor. Ia this room you see a bed, gome flowers on the mantle-piece, a small ta ble covered with books, two chairs, a fauteutl a la Voltaire, and that is all lie gets up at six in tho morning, as well iu winter as in summer Scarcely dressed, he installs him self on bisfauteuil nnd commences his daily labor He writes on his knees, his feet on the tire-fender. While he works, three or four grayhounds sleep or play at his side At no'T. the servant announces breakfast, and the poet throws down his plume only to be resumed, iu his literary labor, tho following mowing M Lamartine has written and published, fifty volumes, and. what will appear singular, he has not a single one of the*e volumes in his house He gives away his own copies Neither does he make much use of books of reference for his memory is prodigious If \ou ask him, for instance, in what ye?r tf R >me any oi its noted heroes died, he will tell you on the instant No man of celebrity of modern times has been more inundated with laudatory poetry than M Lamartine. '4 I know," said he one day,' the number of cotemporaneous poet9 hy tbe namber of pieces of poetry they have ad dressed me." France has m re than ten thou- ( sand poets 1 In the afternoon, M Lamartine occupies | himself with private correspondence and his j roper business affair?, and when the weitber i -s pleasant take* a P' irenade Every even- | nig be receive* visitors from ?*ight to ?-levcii J o'clock, without ceremony His saloon is cer tiiniy one of the most curb us in l^r'S The admixture t f political 11 colors' and of nation alities is the chief teature of novelty in the^e r<:-unio; - Scarcely a celebrated foreigner C 'ti?es to Paris that does not seek 11 be pre sented to tbe illustrious poet He numbers amorg his admirers people of every p#rty and o;' overv nation. His floor is the halfway ground where extremes meet; it la the court of eclecticism. | In this novel society M. Lamartine finds re lief from bis fatiguing labors and he finds ? gratification for the vauity the brilliant vicis situdes of his life has naturally engender*1 1. H? receives at the same moment the homage of the ancient peers of France and of imperial senators: tho Lngli?b Lord elbows the Rus sian Prince; the legitimist is sea'ed by tho republican; you hear pronounced the old d imes of the aristocracy and the nainfs of the young htterateures of the day; admirals, gen- j erals, fallen ministers of fallen governments. | illustriou-refugees, j urn ?l:ste, artists iu n- j nown. Americans are sure to receive a warm recaption from M. Lamartine. Madame Lamartine, who does the honors of j the saloon with much grace and a marked ? distinction, is one of the tu-iest women in tto ' ' world. It is no insignificant labor to receive > 1 each evening a new ett of visitots ; to find an ' agreeable word for this one ; a phrase not too j tbreal-bare for that one ; to go from ne place ' to ano.her at. each instant; and to endeavor to keep up between groups to her and to one an other almost unknown, the fire of conversati ?r. At M Lamartine s, as clscwhero. the con vention bus its hazards ; the host, who?e con versation has all tbe magic of poe?y. OL'y t give* himself up to it in select coterie*. and I thcr. he recounts the adventures of his youth, tbe events in which he has Ween mixed up more or lets intimately, and the episodes of the drr.rua in which he played ao grand a role in 1&48 Madam Lamartine, as you know, i- an En glish lady, who, inspired with love for the poet, without ever having seen him, placed her hand and fortune at hii dispo?al Was it this circumstance or the present occupation of M L amartine in preparing for the columns of j tho Sieclf a review of Lord Byron. that called forth the following cur.ous hi t?ry of the great English poet ? Tho etory is repeated by a spirited i-rench chronicler, who w i? o^e of M. Lauuartine's listeners ; but I should hes itate to be the echo of such a history if it hod not fallen from the lips tf M Lamartine, and formed one ot the singular rpisod-3 in the life of that singular genius, Lard Byron. >or fear the reader might not seo v.z much poetry in the history as did M. Lamartine, he had better first senU the ohildten to bed bo you recolie.-t, commenced M L?,martine, the little Myrra of whom Lord Byron apofce two or three times in his letters 1 can give you her history, which has never yet been told At tbo period when tb<* celebrity of the poet burst suddenly upon England, Byron, besieged by thousands of curiouj and annoy ing visitors, at lait was compelled to deny his door. One day his domestic told him that among tho strangers who wished to speak to his lordship, there was a young girl wjio tame ' every morning. Byron mainU'led th? de fence of bis door against her as well as all others. But the young girl,continuing to re turn each ri^rnii)?, ai last said to the domes tic, " Inform jour master that I shall yet tri utuph ovsr his' olstiaacy in refusing to see ine " in e$e?t, Byron, tired of bearing that the unknown girl had not failed for twoiujiith* to call regularly every day, adm\Ud?i her *1 last into bis library She was a blonde child of seventeen, a frail and delica't beauty,?one of those diaphauous erc-iiiros who seem l orn from the foam of the sea and the vapors of the fog " My Lord,' she said, " 1 have the groatx*l adudration for the talent of your L jrdjj^, and you will understand how deep and mTw fixed is my admiration when I shall h tv ^qfd ycu the motive which brings me hero. Whereupon the exalted giil. who was the daughter of a clerpymau ol the environs, avowed resolutely to I^ord Byron thai sbe came to him upon the same mission as did the yueen of Sheba to Solomon. Byron was stu pified and endeavored by a paternal tone to bring the young enthusiast back into tbe chan nel of common sense. But she insisted. " The child which shall be born of you," she said " will be the greatest genius the world has yet seen!" Notwitb?tuudiog his resolution of showing himself to the end nn honest man, Byroa suc cumbed It was from this adventure, which oould have only ooourred in England and from the fantasy of a hysterical fanaticism, that was born the little Myrra, of whom By ron says a few word* in hts c? rrespoadance with his published Murray, and who died at Ravenna at tha age of six yearf. The Count ess t*uiociol?, to-day the Marchioness de Boi? sy, knew this daughter of Lord Byron and was present at her death This is the history of the 14 Little 41?rrra ? f Lord Byron, as related by M Lamartine. But M Lamartine i* ia error when he supposes that such vagaries could only occur in Eng laud The same thing occurred to Alexander Dumas, lie recounts it now for tta ant time, and apparently in reply to Lamartine s story of Myrra ? _ _ .. It was In 1HS?, says M Dumas I was then very young, and my celebrity tsd ust e.um mcilced to extend. One evening 1 w?s at THE WEEKLY 8TAii. tkli eiNUai KwIIt ui N?wi J?rwl-1 usia* a greater rartetveti??ereetiagree4Lag iku hi W f??i4 la aav iUk-41 pab"tsbe4e? Werar #>t aaerulng. Villi. ?!agl? ti uni. Kl?ecof>if?. ????II l* Ten copln * * Twenty copies. 1* "? IET Ca.h, muumT m imm !I^S?ngle<5op1ee(t? wrapper*) eaa be procnred at tbe counter, iraiae41atet? after tbe tuur of tbe pap*' Prlcc?TnasB Cssti fotTHiminwhotrtuifetUvllI bullowr4 * conmil^ion twenty per oeat heme, occupied in numbering the lest scene* ef a drama, when the vervain announced that .? lady was determined to Me toe. 1 gave the order to allow her to ent?r My study ?u !igh;ed by a working-lamp, which gave hot a feeble light. Hot l saw advancing toward me the must graceful apparition which a poet could dreaiu . i will not give y<?? the deeorip tton, it would take too much tim?. The first I impression wa? tbat I had an affair with some young woman who had come to demand, a* then often happened tome, my protection ia making her debut at the theatre. I offered her a chair, and asked to what I owed the honor of her visit. Judge of my as ? oniebment when I heard her, with a voice I l,u' slightly moved, make the same demand at [ did the mother of Myrra to Lord Byron I will not detail the strangely interestirg con versation?half physiological, half metaphyrf. cil? which followed , nor the resolutions and ? ounter resolutions that passed at d repassed through my mind while looking in the face of my strange victor. It will futfice to say that 1 found myself the next day deeply in love, but that I b ive never seen or heard from her since ; that I recognised her as a foreigner by tier accent, that she must have been a great lady from the fact of her having lef*. a roll of h thousand louis d or on inv mantel piece?-a gift which I ba.-tened to send to the bureau nf tne Knfmts Tronven " * While op the subject of literary men and the.r habits, it will not be apropos to mention that nearly all the present distin guished writers of France accomplish their daily task in the morning Thus M. Thiers u always up anl ready for work at six o clock iu the morning, in all seasons; M Serii>e. like A1 Lam irtine, works from 6 to 12, i(. Victor Cousin oaly works before breakfast; M Mig c;t w.rks till 2 in the afternoon Madame George Sand is an exception??he writes b* I reference at night; Alexander Llmas pert works by paroxysms; he may remain four days without touciiiLg a pen and then be writes forty-eight hours without stopping j? i) umrs was not built in cut stone, liku a ca theu<-.d, he would have been dead ka'jg ag(. This year, the sou having rented a country house at bamt A,.ice, on th* borders of the Seine the senior vent fro? time to time to pass a few uays thera; but as u?ua', spent the most of his time, and especially tha nights, in writing Whenever Duma# (/i/i) found tbat ..is fa'her was working too hard on "'copy." he had but one way to win him from it. The iither piques hiiusHt on his knowledge of sauces?it 13 one uf his vanities. ?* 1 thoald like t ) taste oqu of your sauces," says the sou l?own goes the pen, :.nd three by three the elder Lamas defends the kitcben'stairs?the loug red r?>??e. which you know, streaming at an astonishing distance in the rear. By tha aid of a variety of unheard-of ingredient* he compounds one or uiore plates of sauce such a< never figured on the card of the best of res Uurants If Alexander Duma; were not the greatest of nvelists and dramatists, he woald. un jue*tionab ly be the greatest of cooks Go It. Bob-Tail: A specimen of tbe genua "iloosier" was found by Captain . 0f the steamer , in the engine room of his boat, while Jy:ng at Louisville, one hno morning iu June The there?" tu kc?* ""^at ?as doing '? liave you ;eeu Captain Perry " was the interrogative response. I d ?n t kn .w him; and can't tell what this has ;o do wah your being in my engine rooir, ' replitad the captain, angrily. ? Hold on. that's just what I was getting at. Uu see Capt Perry and I walked down to gether, Capt. Perry asked me to drink, and 10?I did: I knew that 1 wanted to drink, or I w< utda t have been to cusscd dry. So Cart. Htrry and 1 drank two or three times; C?*>t erry and I went to the ball; Capt. Perry wan putting on feme extras on one toe. I #Jn/s out w'ith'th P?r7' 11 y "u bu8t Jour biler.' With that a man steps up to me, and says he. .4 1 *trv8er, you must leave " ? iyt- 1, ? W hat must I leave for'' " >aya h?, ? You re making too much noiae ' ? I. ' I've been in bigger crowda than th*' m more nui8e- an'^ didn't leave, 'With that he tuk me by the nape of the iecK and the seats of the britchee, and I left 1 was -hovin down the stairs i met a lady know the was a lady by a remark *he made! '? hays she, ? \oung man, I reckon you'll *o iotae with mt' *? And I?went 'Id bin in her house but a short time, *i.eD ^Ti a ot * kn?cking at the door. knew the chap wanted to get in. whoever be ?as, or be wouldn't have kept up such a liunderia racket By and by says a voioe? It you doii,t open, I II burst in the door. 44 And so he did! 1 put on n he ld fa^e, and says I stranger, <loes this woman belonr to youiT '? Says ue, 1 cshe ditea.' * The* aiys I, 4 ijfto'a virt?ou?, I think. f?iD ail tiiat I iiavt seen of her!' With taat he came at me, with a pistol in t.e hniiJ and a bowie knife in the other; and 'e;ri a itUe pressed for time I iumi>ed hrougu Uie windy, leavin' the bigger portion t uiy coat tail. As I was streakin' it down own, with the fragm.-nts fluttering to tbe ree/.e, I met a friend I knew be was a trienu y a remark be made Says he. 1 Go it, bobtail, he's a gainin' on you" ? And that s the w.iy I happened in your r.gine room. 1 111 a good swiuimor. captain; at do excuse me, if you plea4?. frcai takin* rater! 1 ' U6>ig to LiN.NtH !-Gone to dinner?baci t fifteen minutes." Th it notice stands < n your fi^e door You gormandizer ! y?u o.'trich ! you great is; ! Also, you lean, acrawny, wixsled, ?cx? ms-looking old thing' You pcor, irritable, )u^hy, snappish fellow ' My gobbling frieud. eating is not a pr -cea* hose operations, and re?ults are wholly con ned within the stomach, as rtcsh is put t-j seth or ?oal: within ?n iron pot It tells upon 1 u-cles and vitals and brain and nerves? pon mind and soul, t ifteeu minutes ! Fi| yen minutes is euough to eat one cracker iu. nd to drink a glass of water, and to soe tbo lavs of victuals that you are pitchforking it?> your countenance, as if you thought* arpy was watching to snatch it from you liow dare you bolt those chunks <?f m*<ii all inked with "gravy," and that greasy. *,d eri pie. and Lot cakes, and hissing mud col r* 1 c. flee, and then, while your miserable rer worked old stomach is calling for all th?> ispo'able nervous energy <if your i v?teu? to elp it drudgo in its tyrant's t^al;, jumping eadlong back into your dark, eU-^e counting x>m and demand that satno ner* > us ^ncrity ^oni the same source to engineer your brain* nd eyes in absorbing exertion of making loney ' Ignoramus how dare you ' Well, poor fellow, it's of no use to scold at ou. after all Pity Is much more appropriate > your sad case. Who would be su<ita a juice rs, dirt compleaioned, dried-up husk, for all our money, or all every body s else ' If u? ut :i maiuied soul and ? defi>rued body that t>u have acquired undei that regimen. And hen your old, craokcd, shaky constitution uite creaks up, and vou die prematurely retchtid man, who knows wbat miserable t? you h. ve incurred by yt ur years of ait IH monfy-grubbirg, and this intensified lurae of mad aggravations with unchewed eat-chunks and hot grease and drink ail >iaze '?Li J &r ^ 3 understand a novel bet ij shortly be decided at Baltimore, between a Bucks ?ntJ? editor, and an Kx-G verncr of ew Mexico The one tbat first acknowledges unaelf satisfied eating oysters, is to carry ie shells to Washington on bis back on tb* h of M&reh, " keeping step to tbe music of - te t-'nion."?Haltxm**rt AJvunury