Newspaper of Evening Star, January 1, 1857, Page 4

Newspaper of Evening Star dated January 1, 1857 Page 4
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EVENING STAR. ? SNOW STORK. *Ti? a fearlul ni^ht In the wlater time, At cold as It ever can be , The roar of the storm was heard like the chime Of the waves on the angry sea. The moon is full, but her sliver light The storm dashes out with his wings to-ni^ht; And over the sky, from south to north, Not a starts seen as the winds come forth In the strength of a mighty glee. A U day the snow came dcwn?all day? Aa It never came down before; And over the earth at night there lay Home iwj or three f?#t or more The fence was lost, aci the wall of atone; The windows bio k-fed and the w?tll-curb gone ; The haystack gro*^n to a mountain lift; And the wood^ite looked like a monster drift Aa It la?>d at the farmer's door. A* the right set In, came hall and snow, A nd tbeair grew sharp and chill, An?\ the warning roar of a sullen blow Was heird on the distant hill; And tne Norther: tee! on the mountain peak. In his breath how the old trees writhe andshiifk! He shouts along the plain, I o ! ho ! He drives from bis nostrils the blinding snow, And growls with a savage will * ARRIVALS ATTHE PRINCIPAL HOTELS National Hotel ?sot A BRlflGS B Kennon, USN J A Allderdic, Del T J Sato, 6a Mr A Mrs Dearborn, Nil T S Ssie, Ky C J Kershaw A ly, 111 G I> Rumbough, Tenn G W Burton, Iowa XV G Coe, Ct Mrs Marrines, do L M Class, Neb h D Porter A ly, Del ? Connover. NY Mis* M B Porter, do G Voorhls, do W j Broad foot, Md W H Brlggs, Md A P Fink, Va F Mor-nt A Hashes, Pa E Mo rant W Jones, MT H Ashtey C R Wllks, Mich P Pendleton, Md ?>SOnks,do F Marbury, do J Dougherty, NY G Williamson, Can 8 M Dennis, Ala t* H Goold A ly, .>Y XV George, Ct Capt W Owens, Md E Keyes, do V Brent, do H L Moss & ly, MT J Metric*, do M P Blnnes, N V J Marshall. do C A Post, Ct IS B Lawreuso.i, do 8 M Magraw, Md G Le ?ur NV J \V Thomson, U*N ? A Walsh, do W R Daniel, Va W E Baldwin, NJ Miss A T Daniel, do H W Baldwin, do Miss E Robertson, do T Woodall, Md 90 Danle', do J Graham, do W R D Moncow, do F J McKlnley, do J L Chamberlain, do Judge P 12 Grain A l'y, F I'essendea, >le do U W Pullan, do A Bralnard, Va W A Ncl?on, do E Cummlskey "WillnMa' Hotel ? J 0. A n . A WILLARD. J W Kins ey A ly, O Hon G R Pelton, NY A H Ueoerton, Va W G King, do J Cannon. Del II D Barnard, do F .? Porter, USA 8 J Berry A ly, do J M Mercer, Va Miss Berry, do A Payne, R1 Mrs Parker, do J Hartshorn, do J C Sengsford G Marhay, DC D Fddy A ly, Wis H Travers, N Y W B Niles- do J C Burley A fy, do 8 Nilea, do H W Morning k ly,Md C Durant, NY W C Kenney, Tenn 6 W Holloweil, Fla B Nagle A ly, fa E Panno A ly, Md 8 A Lyman, ?ia?s J May lay, Pa J Dnmpenta, NY 8 Ir.gless, NY C L Ward, Pa J Duncan, Va ?> K Post, NY O H Mjrdock. do C MorrUon, do Capt Adams, USN J D Claw son. NJ F H Shcobrldge, Ills D Blr Qop, do J Hamil'.on, 8C Brown*' Hotel ?T P AM. IH0W1 Mr Tyler, Va T S Tuck, do 8 J Browning, G Mesklns, NY T Llathecum A fy, Md H Balzer, do E 8 Carrol, Pa ALCcnklin.do J Lafferty & fy, Va J F Sheppard, do P Rowlln, do Mrs Russell, Mass J Harris, do J Tuthlil. do A H Rylar.d A !y, N Y J II Wins, Md M A Hayatt, do W Coleman A ly. Tenn M A Sorrow, do T Hambleton, Md 8 Samuels, Va J 8 Gray A fy, La Dj Hale, do A B Harris A fy, do M Du Val, Md A L Tusk, Va Mr Smith A ly, 8 W Jordan, do J McLure, Va International Hotel?Penn pvenue T B Robey, Md C Lofton, Va G D Palmer. NY C Hood, do J Cooper, do H Jonas, do J 9 Kar.e, Pa A Friederick, Md H Wiilims, Md Dr Hllliary, do i.^'Ji^jVa J DdUgheny, N T W R Lamb* Ct E Hastings & ly, Mioh J P Rae?e. do Kirk wood House.?J A A. H. KIKKWOOD H Baton, Va J Dunbar, Pa J T Janney, do Hon A Rust, Ark Col Ampersand, KT Hon 8 A Smith A iv, CGLawnd.Md W p Latbrop. C: ? Sweet A ly, NY J Barbour jr. Va * Whitney A ly, Md T Mlllerday, NY ~ w w w w WW the stah reports ALL RIGHT I CALL AT LEVY'S, No *?7 PA. AVENUE, opposite National Hotel, where yon will find the /bl owing fiie article? Fresh selected Figs and Macraroni Layer and Bunch Raitins Fine soft and hard shell Almonds Nanta Currants, Sweet Oil Fancy boxes of Prune? Stem and Pi* Prunes. Port Wine Pure juice Madeira NV in* Sweet and Dry Malaga Wine l'W boxes of Tallow Candles, fl'g and P's. N B ?My customers who have unset rtlad accounts (to prevent dunning) Pwlll please call and settle their bills, whleh are now ready to rteeipt,and be ready fcr the new coming vesr. JONAfc P LEVY, Wine, Liquor and Groceries, dee 3ft-lw 3R7 Penn. avenue. Propoials for Erecting the Post OfRoe and Court house at Iodianapolig, Indiana. Tmaiwt Dspa&tmovt, ) WA?Bi?t,TO?, Decan.bet 17, 185?. J Proposals will he received at this department until the 17th day of Febru ary, A D 1357, at !? o'clock, noon, for the con struction of the Post Office and Court house au thorized to be erented at Indianapolis, Indiana, according to ttie pUnsand spe ideations prepared at this department; ?a"d proposals to be eithor for tha whole building, or separate for different kinds of work ; hills of parce s must In every ew aecoinp?u.y each bid, with the amount of each kind of work, and tbe total amoui.t car. led out; the department reserving the right to reje?ct or ac cept tae proposals hereby invited, or anv parts thereof, wLen it deeru< the Interest of the Unfcwl States requires It; the depaitm.'At also leaeivss the rigbt u> eiclude the bias of any pernon or per. son* wfco there is just cause to believe will not faithfully perform the contracts, or which they have attempted to obtain by Indirection ; and all bids wben there shall be parties In Interest who do not join In the i>ids. aud all bids that, upon Investigation, are below a f?'r price for the work Bids will not be reo?lvod In gross, and no con tract will be awarded to a bidder unless details are furnished the departm<Bt of the prices of the different Kinds of work and matciials. which shall be ssbjrct to the revision of the department, so that It may adopt the whole or a pat', of the hid, as the lrterests of the United J*tate? may re quire Ninety per cent of the amount of work done and materials delivered, according to contract price, (said amount to be ascertained by Ihe esti mate 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 oontracl and accept anreof the work, Ac , by the agent aforesaid, and be forfeited in tha event of non fulfilment or contract. Contract* will be awarded only to master build ers and mechanics, and tha assignment thereof, <txcept by consent of the Secretary of the Treasury, will be a forfeiture of the same. Each proposal must be accompanied by a writ ten guarantee, signed by two responsible persons, (certified to be so by tha United 8ute* district judge or attorney of the said district*) in the sum of #5 0U0, for the whole work, or of a proper ate amount, if for any part, that the bidder will, wtea rtqu'red, If his proposal be aceepted, eater into a contract and bond, with proper and tufl clent securities, for 1U faithful performance. Form of b- r.d and oertlficate required will be furnished or lppliration to thfl department Plans, specifications, and working drawing!* will be ready after thirty days, when they can be had on applies Ion to the department. <Vo 6i4 trill he rc*<td?r>i unltss it fully rani fltts all HI dttntli *r,ik the requirements of ikn ?drtrttumnnt. The proposals niust be sent to this department, addresfedto the Secretary of the Treasury, and plslnlv endowed " Proposals for tkt Indianapo lis Post Offl t and Cowrt-knurr," and will he opened a. 10 o'clock a m , of the last diy named fcr re*?!vlng the sime JAMES GUTHRIK, Secretin of the Treasury. do. lS-?iWti7Feb I?\'8l?RQirr, AK1) AL?. OTHEFl -t ?1. dsof beautlfcl Books, sultalle for Christ mas pr?oent?, at fcKRGLSON s, dee 23 ?MBawi?i ornviu Tmiidit Dipart*eht, Not. 29, 1836. Notice is hereby R.vea to holders of stock of the loans of the United 8ta'e", that this dejarim-nt will purchase the nm'. until the 3J of March next, unless the st,m of $1,500 COO shall be previously obanel, aid will pa aldition to the interest accrued from the rate of the la s? in annnal divi dend of interest therein, together with one day** a !diti?rai interest for the m:>nt y to rra h the ven dor, the following ;a*e? of pr? mi am on *aiJ r.ock*: For the st>ick of 1812, a pr< maim of 10 per cent. F.u ths stock of 18i7 and 1848, ? pn mu:m of 16 per cent; and for the stock of IKifl, commonly cat ^d Texai In.l< mniiy S.ock, a premium of 6 per cmt. S Certificates of stock transmitted to the dejart m^nt, under this notice, must be assigned to the United S'ates, by ih^ pany duly entitled to reccivr ihs prf?:crdi. It sent between I'a'e hereof and the 1st day of Ja tuvy next, the current 1 aif y? ar's in terest must be assigned by the present stockholder, or it will b ? jayab e as h?rctoforc, and a corres ponding deduction bp ma le Irom the am lint pay ab'e fbr the stork. raym*nt f.>r thn stocks i>o assigned aid tia .-mil ted will be male by drafts on rtte AfsinientTnasu rer*at Boston, New York, or Phi'alelphia at the option of the parties entitled to receive the mnney, which viould b * expressed in the letters accompa ny, ng the certificates. JAMES QUTHRIP, Secrctaiyof the Tna-ury. d i 1 ? lildMarchj MANTELS. NEW AND BEAUTIFUL STYLE. Manufartorad (rein Slate Stone, by tha West C'aatleten Slate t'onapnny, Vt. I^HESb MANTELS ARE EM AM ELI.ED IN 1 Imitation of the richest and most expensive EGYPTIAN, LISBON, VERD ANTIQUE, PORPHYRY, PYRENEES, BROCATKLLA, At*ATE, SPANISH GALWAY,and other rare and desirable MARBLES. The imitations are so perfect that they ?Ualencrethe closest scrutiny They are so hleblv |>ollshea that they retain their beauty much longirf than marble; arc not Injured bysmofcp, roal gas, or eclrts, and can be cold much cbeuperth u any others in market. Price ranging from #125 to ?12. Arohftects, Guilders an4 others are Invited to call and examine ramples at No. 51'2 Seventh street, 3 doors below Odd Fellows' Hall, up stairs. T. M HANSON, so 18-ly Agrat. CHINA, ULASS AND QUKENS WAKE. BR. II. MILLER, SON & CO.mfj Importers direct from Liverpool Alexandria, beg leave to call the ut- UP teatlonof dealers, hotel keepers and others of Washington and Georgetown to their stoek of GOODS, which, for extent and variety, will comparc favorably with any establishment in the Eastern cities. The connexion of their 'en!or partner with the manufacturers of Europe and the United States for upwards bf 30 years, has given him advan tages In the purchase of goods, equal, If not supe rior, to any house in the 'rade. An Inspection of goods and prices will satisfy all parties that pur chases can be made of them upon the most favor able terms French China Dinner Sets, gilt and de^rated Freneh China Dinner Sets, gold bard end pliln white French China Vases, Pitchers, Toilet Seta, Ac. French China l ea :?ets, Cups and Saucers, and other articles of Teaware And Dinner Ware, separate fTotn sets India China Dinner Sots, and separate article* al ways on hand White Oranlte Ware in every vnrlety, In sets, and separate from sets, a? may be desired Blue Printed or Liverpool Ware, the same Common Edged, White and Rockingham Ware, In full supply. Cut. Pres?ed, Plain and Moulded Glass Ware from tha best establishments In the Eastern and Western States, which will be sold by the pack age or otherwise. Experienced packers employed. Goods pit up by us can be transported by any mode without breakage Fare by the steamboat* from Washington to Alexandria, almost hourly, )2j{ cents each way A quarter of a dollar thus spent may save many doiiara. dec 1 [No 571. J NOTIC E OF THE HE-ESTABLISH MENT OF THE LAND OFFICE AT V1NCENNE3, IN THE STATE OF INDI ANA. In compliance with the provisions of the act of Congress approved August 18th, 1P56, entitled "An act to continue the land offices at Vlnrennos, Indiana, and to ascertain and adjust the titles to certain lands In the States of Indiaoaand Illi nois, formerly Included within the Vlncennes land district,'' it is hereby declared and made known that the offices of register and receiver at Vlncennes have again been opened for the sale and entry of lands, Ac , as If said land offices had not been abolished Given under my hand st the city of Washing ton, this 22d day of November A. D. 1806 THOS A HENDRICKS, Commissioner of the General Land OfBee. rov2S-law0w THE I"*1 PROVED SETS OF TEETH. OR LOOMIS, THE INVENTOR AND patentee of '-Loomts' Mineral Plate Teeth," having successfully introduced! his lniproveme.it in various cities, has now permanently established himself in Wash ington. This Improvement for Sets of Teeth consists ehlefly in making a set of but one piece of mate rial. and that Indestructible mineral. No metal is used In their construction, and they are there fore free from galvanic action and metalic tas'e. There are no join's to become filled with moisture or particles of food, hence thev are pure and clean. They are lighter, stronger, less clumsy, and, in short,the perfection o' Artificial Teeth; not withstanding certain Dentists speak against them, but they have not the right to make them, do not know how If they had, and therefore do not ap preciate them Office on Pennsylvania avenue, between lltb and 12th streets, two doors below the Klrkyood House. dec 2* tf "THE LARKS" FANCY BAZA IK* A MUSEUM of curious and elegant Jewelry, Fauty Goods. Perfumery, and Better Class Toys' Next to the Patent Office this falry-llke TEMPLE OF TASTE demands the attention of the visitor to the Amer ican Capitol LI'*e the Patent Office, it contains something exquisite from every s?ctlon of the Globe. Every Kiagdom of Nature has been rifled ?every Laboratory of Art been subsidised?every Talent ard Taste been concentrated tker? ? where the gems of India vie with the perfumes of Arabia In absorbing the eachanted visitor with the excellence of materials and handicraft dis played. StUl, unlike the Patent Office, you may 1>urchass what you please, and cn reasonable ?rrns. (io and enjoy sights whichdazaie with bfauty, and ?<-M'?t* <?hf}*e a;oma la rapture to breathe, dec 27-lw w. 6. niTZEHOTT, (SrCCKMOR to Gkorsb Hilbcs,) Afent erf Haven fc bacon's and William miller's CELEBRATED PIANOS, HAS ALWAYS ON HAND THE LARGEST stock of PIANOS from S175 up to #1,01)0. MELODEONS from S15 to ?25o. GUITARS, VIOLINS, BRASS INSTRU MENTS, FLUTES. BANJOES, ACCORD EONS, and SHEET MUSIC, cheaper than in anv house south of New York. Music published and received every day. Pianos for rent. nov 4-tr HATH HATS I (CONSTANTLY ON HAND A FULL J supply of BEEBE'S NEW YORK STYLES. HHlliaB together with TAY LOR '8 HATS, of BALTI MORE. The best black drcHS HATS got up In the latest style for S3 50, as good as those usually sold ?t S5; and a good fashion able Hat at S3, worth 94; and a first-rate Hat, S2 50. The beat materials and the best woran anshlp Is employed to produce a *5 Hat, which Is sold for S3 50. We ao a cash business, meet with no los ses, but give each customer full value for his money. Felt Hats unusually low. N. B Agent for Drlscoll's Halm of a Thousand Flowers Price 25 cents per bottle ANTHONY. 7tb street, near Pa. avenue, Ageat for a New York Hat Compsay se 26-tf ?JO OOO PEACH TRUES. AT TEN DOLLARS PER HUNDRED?FOR sale at mv Nursery, S?ar Washington TV* above trees are all of fine growth, andVVP of tfcs >>#*t ?elsct fruit ? ? Ai*o, a aenerai assortment of ORNAMENTAL. kTVgttjGkEBN,SHADE, and PR0IT TREES, ocn tt wmt?A PBifcm. Medicines. PERUVIAN STRIP, F"r tkt curt of Dysptptta, Liter Complatnt, Dropsy, Neuralgia, In.tpitnt Dittattt ?/tkt Lungs and Bronekial pasiaget, Bilts, Gin eral Bebihty, fc. This excellent mediqinb. which bar attained a hlgb reputation ana been ex tensively used In Boston and other cities of the East, ban been received and is now ?ffwd for ?ale by 7. D tilLMAN. special agent,350Penn sylvania avrnue, as also by the genoral agent, cor ner of l and 3d streets, Navy Yard. The proofs cf Its eficncy are so numerous, so well authenticated, and Of such peculiar rharac ter, that sufferers cannot reasonably hesitate to re ceive tfce proffered aid. The Peruvian Syrup does not profess to be a curt.all, but its range is extensive, because many diseases, apparently unlike, are intimately re lated, and, proceeding from one cause, may be cured by one remedy. The class of diseases for which the Syrup pro vides a cure, is precisely that which has so often baffled the highest order of medical skill. The facts are tangible, the witnesses accessible, and the safety and efficacy of the Syrup incontrovert ible. i have analysed the medical preparation called the Pernvlm Syrup, with reference to the number and kind of active substancescontained in it. and the durability of the compound as a pharmaceutl cale.rtir.lc. The metallic compounds of arsenic, antimony, mercury and sine are not present, nor is it possible to detect in it the siiahtest indica tion of any metallic and mineral poison its or ganic constituents do not include opium, or any of the drugs yielding poisonous principles 'ihe constituents, when separated, are not even acrid to the taste, it is a preparation scientifically and skilfully compounded, po<ses*lng all thedurablL lty of a spiritual's tincture, without its objection able qualities and the activity of its leading con stituent is preserved through the judicious adap tation of its solvent. The point here attained has been frequently and unsuccessfully sought after by pharmaceutists. Respectfully, A A HAY Eli, M. I). Assayer to State of MSssachu'etts. No. 1* Roylstonstreet, Boston, 3d Nov , 1855. noV 'i2-3m PILES?PILES?PILES. WE CALL ATTENTION TO ALL WHO are ;i filleted with this dreadful complaint to the following sworn certificate from one of our most respectable citizens the father-in-law of the proprietor of the ''Courier des Etas t'nis," and formerly gunmaker in Philadelphia: Nhw York, Aug. 20th, I'W. Dr Derma?Dear Sir:?1 hereby certify that I hr.ve been affile ed with the Piles for nearly sixty years, that 1 hive used eighteen bottles of names' Pile Lotion, and everything else I could here of. but all to no efi'ect, for they did me little or no good About two months since, I commenced uslno your remedies for the Piles, a-d have the happiness to say that they have had the desired effect, having cured me J consider this almost a miracle, for 1 am eighty years of age. 1 sincere ly recommend them to all afflicted with the above complaint. P. VALLEE, 73 Franklin st i State of New York, New York City and County., I, Joseph C. Lawrence, do bereWy certify tna' on the d;iv of the date hereof, befor?* me personal ly came P. Valloe, to me well known, who, be ing by me duly sworn, did depose and say that the contents of the foregoing certificate signed by him are true. Ia witness wbe'eof I have subscribed my name, as Commissioner of Deeds and as a Notary Public of the State of New York, and have af fixed rny Notarial Seai at my office, in New Y ork, this 26th day of August, 1956 JOSEPH C. LAWRENCE, Commissioner of Deed* ard Notary Public of thf State of New Y'ork. 67 Wall street, New Y'ork We challenge the Medical Faculty of the Uni ted States to produce a certificate equal to the above Dr. Duprie's Remedies are tre only ef fectual cure for internal Piles. Only 50 cents per box. Office?76 Nassau street, New Y'ork. Will be sent by mall to any part of the United States For sale by FORD A BKO , corner of 11th street and Pa. ave, Washington, D. C. oc 23 GAUTIER'S COMPOUND HERB DROPS: Fcr Coughs, Colds, Bronchitis, Asthma. Ac These invaluable compound Herb Drops hsve tt? extraordinary property of Im mediately relieving Coughs, Colds, Hoarseness, Difficulty of Breathing, Bronchitis, Asthma, and Huskiness of the Throat Tho*e who are troubled witfc that unpleasant tickling in the throat, which deprives them of re>t, nigh' after night, by the incessant rough which it provokes, will, by using these drops, find immediate relief. The subscriber, in presenting these Drops to public notice, wishes it tc be expressly under stood that he does not claim f.>r them any miracu lous curing properties, nor doei he present them with a long string of certificates of re ommenda tions. although he has many unsolicited and most flat'erlng ones from persons who have used them. These Drops are composed of six simple In gredients. principally herbs, which arc known to be very efficacious in the cure of diseases result ing from Colds.and some of which, being rather nauseous in their natural state, would deter many from resorting to them, but when made into a candv or drops, become palatable without losing any of their valuable properties. They have been approved and recommended by all the most prominent members of the Medical Faculty cf Washington city. Every Lawyer, Clergyman, Public Speaker, or Vocalist, should carry a few of these Drops in his pockct to be used btfore or after exercising the vocal organs Prepared and for sale, wholesale and retail, by ' C. UAUTIEK, A la Villede Paris, No 252 Pa av . Washington, D. C. Or may be bad of the following agent^ : J AS. II STONE,corner of 7th and 1, streets; R S. T CISSEL, Georgetown; JOHN E BATES, Navy Yard ; FAMUEL WHITE. 7th street, MP; HtNlli COOK A CO .Alexandria. dfcc 9 I'HtVATE MEDICAL TREAT1SB ? N Til PHILOSOPHICAL VIEW 07 MABBIA0I, IT E. B. LA CROIX, D., ALBANY, N. Y., Tagti 139 Fine, Plain,and 9fitted kUk? tgrapki and Plattt. TJ 131 GXLY fWlMI-FlVI OlMTI. Free of rcstaie ts all parts of the Vales C CHEAPEST BOOK EVER PSBL1SJIED 'ir.d containing nearly double the qunntllv of 'ead lns; matter In thft rf the FIFTY CENT OR DOL LA ft P If B LI CAT IO N 8. 11 treats o.\ the TI! YSIOL 09V OF MARJUA0E, and '\e Secret In&rmltic* and Disorder of Yro>iib and Maturity, resulting from ex cesses, which destroy the physical and mental pow ers, with Observations on Marriage, its duties and disaualfloatlon, an! their remedies; vrlth Lithographs,lllnntrailng th? Asatcny nad Physiology,and Disease* of the Re productive Organs of both sexnn, their structure, sses, and functions. A popular and contprchei slveTreitlse or. the Duties and Causnltlesnf sin gle and married lHiv-happy and fruitful alliances, nnde ef securing ihew.?infelicitous and Infertile enes?their obviatien and removal ?Important hints to tkese c.iMemp'utlng ra&trlmnny, that will ?vereoM? sb1e"tlon* :? it; aeae, however, should tak- th's irsyortaxt step without ftrst consulting its Piges?commentaries on th* ti senses and medical catmeat of females frcw lafmcyto old age,each e?ie graphicallylilustrsted b" beautiful llthogra Eh!: plates?nerveas debility, its causes and sun. y a prseess at enee sa safe, and effectual that fsll*;e lilntpoiilble?rales fordally manage meit-ar. e?ay en Spermatorrhea, with prastlcal ?bsrfvatlena en the snferand moreeutemmfulmcde sf treat ae.U?precautionary hlats on the evils re salting from empirical practice?an essay oa all disease* arising from indiscretion, with plain and simple ruies by which all eeis&:v? caa cure them selves without mercury?remedies fir those self inflicted miseries aud disappointed hopes so un fortunately prevalent in the young. It is a truth ful adviser to the married and thosecontemplatlnn marriage: Its perusal 1* particularly recornmend ed to persons entertaining secret doubts of their physical condition, and who areconscioun of hav ing hazarded the health, happiness, and privileges to which every human being is entitled. Price TWENTY-FIVE CENTS per copy,or Five Copies for One Dollar. Mailed, free of post age, to all parts of the United States. N. B .?Those who prefer may oonsult Dr. LA CROIX upon any of the diseases upon which this book treats, either personally or by mall. Medl sine sent to any part af the Union according to di rections , safely packed and enrefully secured from all observation. Address Dr. M. B. LA CROIX, No. 31 Maiden Lane, or Post Office Box 57V Albany. N. Y. ITT* Office open daily,from 9 a m io f p ? U| ?a Sunday from 3 until 5 p. ra !rr Omce R EMOVED from No. 9$ Beavor st te 31 Maiden Lane, Albany, Ntm Tarh. decks? if Har PER'S mauazine for janiT. arv 25 cents w New York Ledger for December-J7th. (iodey's Ladl?s' Book for Januarv Everlasting and indestructible Toy Books n good ass;>rtm?nt ai-o; of Bibles, and Prayer Books bound In rich Velvet ncd Turkey Mofocr" fn extensive assortment of children's Books suit* ble for Christmas Presents; a ^rcat variety of Pen and Pocket Kr.iv^s, Scissors, Spates Pistols Ac fcr sale very low bv E K LUNDY* dec !9 No. 1/8 B idge street, Georgetown. J1 CXJ1fiyOOD8'A?cLAUeHLlN '8 for the HollkUye. deo u Medicine*. A.TKK3 I CHERRY PECTORAL, For the rapid Cure of ' COUGHS, COLDS, HOARSENESS, BRONCHITIS,WHOOPISC-COIGH,

CROUP, ASTHMA, AND CONSUMPTION. Among the numerous discoveries Fclecoe ha* made in this generation to facilitate the business of life-Increase Its enjoyment, and even prolong thetermof human existence, nonecanbenamed of more real value to mankind than this contribu'lon of Chtmlstrv to the Healing Art A vast trial of i Its virtues throughout this broad country, has ) proven beyond a doubt, that no medicine or com bination of medicines yet known, can so surely oontrol and cure the numerous varieties of pnlmo' nary disease which have hitherto swept from our midktthousands andthousandsevery year Indeed there is now abundant reason to believe a Kenne dy has at length been found which can be relied on, to cure the most dangerous affections of tiie lungs. Our space here will not permit us to pub lish any proportion of the cures effected by Its use but we would present the following:?and refer further enquiry to my American Almanac, which the agent below named, will always be p'.e?sed to furnished free, wherein are full particulars, and Indisputable proof of these statements. Office or Transportation, ? Laurens, R. R., 8. C., Aug 1.1-38. J Dr 1. C. Ate*. Dear Sir,?My Tittle son, four years old, has just recovered from a severe attack of magllgnant Scarlet Fever, his throat was rot ten, and evrt-y person that visited blm, pronounc ed hlin .i dead child Having used yocr Chihrt Pfctokal, in California, In the winter of 1850, for a severe attack of Bronchitis, with entire suc cess, 1 was lndnced to try it on my little boy. 1 gave him a tea-3poon-full evsry three hours, com mencing in the morning, and by ten o'clock at night, I found a decided change for the better, and after three days use, he was able to eat or drink without pain. itsnse In the above named disease will rave many a child from a prcmatuie grave, and relieve Ihe anxiety c| many a fond parent For all af fections or the Throat and Lungs, I believe it the best medlclr e extant. A feeling of the deepest gratitude, prompts me In addresselng you these lines,?but for your Important discovery, my little boy would now* have been in another world. 1 am yours with great re?pect, J. D. POWELL, Supt. Trans., L. R. R. Rocky Hill, Somerset Co ,N. J ,) July 21, 1852. \ cine has b ' Dr J. C. Ayrr,?Since your medlclnoha*'. come known here It has a greater demand than nny other rouch remedy we have ever sold It Is r.poken of In terms of unmeasured praise by those who have used It, and 1 knowcf some cases where the best they can say of It Is not too much for the good It has done. 1 take pleasure in telling It, because 1 knew that I am giving my customers the worth of their money, and 1 feel gratified in teeing the benefit It confers. Pleafe send n?e a farther supply, and believe me Yours, with respect, JOHN C. WHITLOCK P . 9. Almost any number of certificates can be sent If you wish it. IN A of Windsor, C W., June 2ft, 1852 Dr. J. C. Ater. Sir ?This may certify that 1 have used your Cherry Pectoral for upwards of one year; and It Is my sincere belief that 1 should have been In my g ave ere this time If 1 had not It ha* cured me of a dangerons affec tion of the lungs, and I do not overstate my eon victims when I tell you It is a priceless remedy. Yours very respectfully, D. A. McCLCRE, Attorney at Law. Wilksbarri. Pa , September 2?, If-50 Dr. J C. Ayf.r My dear Sir ?Your medicine Is much approved of by those who have used It here, and Its composition Is such as to insure and maintain Its reputation I invariably recom mend it for pulmonary affections, u do many of our principal physicians I am your friend, CHA8 STRKATER,M.D Prepared by DR. J. C. AYEr, Chemist, Low ell. Mass Sold by Z D. GILMAN, Washington, and all respectable druggists. dec 8-4m COUGHS?COLDS-H0AB.SENE8S. DR. TYLER'S COMPOUND SYRUP OF GUM ARABIC: The most Pleasant, Safe and Speedy Cure for Whooping Cough, Croup, Asthma, Diseased Lnngs, and Consumption Enttred according to Art of Coagreiy, A. D. 1837. A?AIN PRESENTING TO Tift NOTICE f the public the above remedy, we feel that little apology is needed. Vast numbers in all sections of me Union are obliged to li ive recourse to other sources of relief th?n the immediate pre script oa of their family physician, and as each return of the winter season brings out a host of professedly new specific, *omp good, others use less, and many decidedly dangerous. It becomes as much a matter of duty as Interest, believing this to be a remedy, combining the greatest ad vantages, with the least obje-tions of any other In use, ?o make it as extensively known as prac ticable. That surh is Its character, Is abundantly proved by the fact, that it has been extensively used the last twenty years with unparalleled suc cess ; that Its reputation has continued to spread and Its sale increase, with little aid from adver Using or published lists of certificates, (which all know can as easily be had for a worthle*s preparation as for r meritorious one.) that bv Its own intrinsic merit, with the recommendat on of person* benefitted by its use, it ban gained Us present popularity; it is not trumpeted to the wo'Id as a speclfl'*. or cure all. but as a valuable and scientific auxiliary In pulmonary cases, ready at hand, and one that has been Generally fonnd to Hfi,nd relief where most others have been tried without material neneflt As such, it is recog nised by numbers of our leading physicians, who know Its composition, and have been eye wit nesses of its superior efflf-a. y, as well as by thou sands of our most respectab.e citizens, to most of whom reference is cheerfully permitted. Sold at '25 cents, or three bottles In one. 50 cts by NAIRN H PALMER, and CHAS STOTT^ Washington; CISSEL, Georgetown, and PEEL A STEVENS, Alexandria Also, <? TYLER'S GUM ARABIC COUGH CANDY D ROPS,'* the same compo?ltion in a portable form, much patronised by public speak ers. singers, frequenters of public assemblies. &c . as they remove all husklness from the throat and voice, and act like a charm on a troublesome cough. Price 12X and25cents a box. dec?-lv STOP THAT COUGH ! THE GREAT REMEDY FOR COUGHS, Colds, Crotp and Whoopins Cough DR. ROSE'S COUGH SYRUP Curs* Coughs of the worst kind. It also cares hoarseness, sore throat, weakness of the chest, pain In the breast and lung affections Where ever there is pain mix with the Congh Syrup 10 drops of Pain Curer, and you wlllflnd Immediate relief Dr. Rose's Cough Syrup relieves and frequently cures a consumptive cough, and forti fies the system against further at'acks. 117" In bottltrs at 50 cents and SRI. TO CURE CROUP. The Uvea of thousand of children have been saved, by using Dr HOSE'S Croup Syrup. It gives instant relief '.'5 cents a bottle. TO CURE WHOOPING COUGH Dr ROSE'S Whooping Cough Syrup is the only certain cure for Whooping Cough, ltcure* in a short time, and allays all Irritation cf the Lnngs 50 cents a bottle The above valuable inedlcln?s are reccmmer.d ed by Physicians who have tried them In their practice To be had of all Druggists In Washington, Georgetown and Alexandria. dec 10-1 m HOW TO CUKE ALL PAIN. PA1H IS THE FORERUNNER OF MOST diseases?cure the Pain and check the disease DR ROSE'S PAIN-CURER will cure RheumaMsm, Nenralgla, Pains In the Limbs, Sides or Back, Sprains and llrulses, Ear and Tooth Ache, Pain or Cramp in the Stomach or Bowels, Sore Throat, Burns, Scalds, Ague or Lumps in the Brea?t, Chills. Spinal Affections, and Pains in the feet Indeed. It cures ail Pain. JET"" 25, and 50 cents a bottle. If you are Bllkus and have a bad Cold, take DR ROSR'S RAILROAD OR ANTI-BIL IOUS PILLS. Ttev rany off all bile and re move a cold. These Pills go shaed of all other Pills In their good effects [ET Boxes 12K and 25 cents. Sold by all Druggists In Wathlngton, Georgetown, and Alexandria. deelO-lm THE GREAT CURE FOR GONORRHEA, GLEET, Ac. ERSONS SUFFERING WITH THEabove _ complaints will be cured in a few days by using OR ROSE'S FRENCH SPECIFIC, SI per bottle For Kidney a"d Bladder Afflictions use DR. ROSE'S BUCHU COMPOUND, 50 cents a bot tle. It gives Immediate relief. Sold by all Drug gists In Washington, Georgetown and Aler&n ??. 4ao 1Mb P1 Proposals for Sroetlng the Cttttwn-Howt, to., at Galveaton, lau Tiuirir Dm*A*rit*?T, I WiiimtTOl, December 10, Ib? S Proposals will bk rkchited at this Department antll tke lttb dav ?f Febm ary, A D. 19*7, at M o'clock, noon, for tha con* ?tractlon of the Custom-Hen*, 1 o?t Office, and Court Kootna, authorised to ho erected at Gal ves t?a, Te*as, according to tho plant and sneclica (Ion* prepared at this Department; an?d ptopo mis to he either for the whole building, or sepa rale for the different kind* of work; bills of P*wl* mint in every caoe accompany each hid, with the amount of each kind of work. aod th? t?tnl amount carried cut; the department reserving the right to rojact or accept the proposals hereby In vited, or any parts theseof, whan It deems the in terest of the United States requires II; the dspeit ment also re*er?ei the rljfht to exclude the b".d? of anv person or persons whom there Is Juat cause to believe W.ll not faithfully perform the con tracts, or which they have atteroptal to obtain by Indirection ; an i all bids when there shall be par ties in interest who do not join In tie bids, and all bids that, upon investigation are below a fair price for the work. Bids will not be received in gro*s, and no con tract will be awarded to a bidder anlesa details are furnished the department of the prices of the different kinds of work and materials, which snail be subj???t to the revUlon of the department, so that It may adopt the whole or part of the bid, a* the interests nf the United States may require Ninety percent of the amount of work done and materials delivered, according to contract price, [ssld amount to be sscertained by the esti mate of an agent of the department, appointed for that purpose.] will be paid from time te time, as the work progresses, and ten per cent retained 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 f Jlfilment of contract. 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 bach prflposil must be accompanied by a writ ten guarantee, signed bv two responsible person*, (certified to be so by the United States dlstiict Judge or attorney of the said district,) In the sum of *5,000, for the whole work, or a proportionate amount, if for any part, that the bidder will, when required, if his proposal be accepted, enter Into a contract and bond, with paper andsrflrient securltle* for its faltful perrormsnce. Form of bond and certdflate requited will be furnished, together with plans, specifications, and working diawings, en application to the depar ment No bid will be considered unless it fully com pile* in all Its details with the requirements of thi? advertisement The proposals must be 6ent to this department, addressed to the Secretary of the Treasury, and plainly endorsed 11 Propofalf for the Galveston Custom-houee," and will be opened at one o'clock p. m , of the last day named for receiving tbesa.tic. JAMES GUTHRIE, de^ 11 2awtliFeb Secretary of the Treasury. Proposals for Erecting the Cuitom-House, &c., at Dubuque, Iowa. TRK4scn7DBrABT*a:iT, I Wahhisotos, December 17. 1^6* > PROPOSALS WILL BE RECEIVED AT 1. this department until the 17th day of Feb ruary, A. 1). 1857. at 9 o'clock, a m , for the con structlon of the Cu?tom-house, Post Office, and Court-room, authorised to be erected at Dubuque, Iowa, according to the plans and specifications Ereoared at this department; said proposals to e either for the whole building or separate for different kinds of work ; tills of parcels must In every case accompany each bid, with the amount of eich kind of work, and the total amount car ried out; the department reserving the rig lit to reject or accept the proposal* hereby invited, or any parts thereof, when It deems tne interest of the united States requires It; the department also reserves the right io exclude the bias of any per son or persons who thers is Just cause to believe will net falthfnlly perform the contract, or which tf.ey have attempted to obtain by Indirection; ana all bids when there shall be parties in Inter est who do not Join in the bid*, and all bids that, apon investigation, are te!ow a fair price for the work. Bids will nit be received In gross, end no con tract will be awarded to a bidder unless details are furnished the department of the prices cf the different kinds of work and materials, which shall be subject to the revision of the department, so that it may adopt the whole or a part of the bid, as the interests of the United State* may re quire. Ninety per cent of the amount of work done and materials delivered, according to contract price, (said amount to be ascertained by the esti mate of an agent of the department appointed for that purpose,) will be paid from time to time as the work progre>ses; and ten percent retained 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 the contract. Contracts will be awarded only to master build ers and mechanics, and the assignment thereof, except by consent of the Secretary of the Tr?asury, will be a foifelture of the rame. Each proposal must be accompanied by a writ ten gnarant-e, signed by two responsible per*ons, (certified to b? so by the United States district j.jdge or attorney of the said district,) in the sum of *5,<n?0 for the whole work, or of a proportion ate amount, if for any part, that the biddtr will, when required, if his proposal be accepted,enter into a contract and bond, with proper andsufil dent securities, for Its faithful performance. Form of bond and certificate required will be furnished on application to the department. Plans, specifications, and working drawing* will be ready after thirty daysj when they can be had on application to the department A? bid will be considered unit** it fully mm pl.t* in all its details with tke requirements of tktt advertisement. The proposal- inust be ?ent to this department, addressed to the Secretary of the Treasury, ana plainly endorsed " Proposals /or tk' Dubuque i'ustem kouse," and wlilbeopened at lOo'cleck, a.m , of the last dav named for receiving the Mine. JAMES GUTHRIE, dec lS-'2awtl7Fcb Secretary of the Treasury. Proposals for Erecting the Post Office and Co:r: house at Springfield, Illinois. } TaiAsray Dipart**st, W A.SB1HOTOM, December 17. 18*6 Proposals will be received at this department until the 17th day of Febru | ary, A l?, 1S57, at 9 o'clock a m , for the con struction of :he;Hoi<ti;:ll e and Courthouse author ized to be erected at Springfield, Illinois, accord ing to the plaris ar.d specIdeations prepared at this department; said proposal* to be either for th- whole building or srpaiate for different kinds of work; bills of parcels must in every case ac company each btd, with the amount of each kind of work, and the total amount carded out; the department reserving the right to rfject or accept the proposals hereby invited, or any parts thereof, when H deems the Interest of the United States requires It; tne department also re>erv?s the right to exclude the bids of any person or rcrsons who there is just cause to believe will not faithfully perform the contracts, or which they have at tempted to obtain by indirection; cad all bids when there shall be parties In Interest who do cot join in the bids, and all bids that, u.ion investi gation, are below a lair p;ice 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 shall be subject to the revision of thedenatment, so that it may adopt the whole or part cf the bid, a* the interest of tne United States may require Ninety per cent of the amount of work dona and mater als delivered, according to contract price, (Mid amount to be ascertained by the esti u.ate of an agent of the department appointed f^r that purpose.) will be paid from time to time, as the wrk progresses; and ten percent retained uutli the completion of the contract and acoept asce of the work, Ac , by the agent aforesaid, and be forfeited In the event of non fulfilment of the contract. Contracts will be awarded only to master build ers and mechanics, and the assignment tLereof, except by consent of the Secretary of the Treasury, will be a forfeiture of the same Each proposal must be accompanied by a writ ten guataau e, signed by two retponsible persona, (oertlfled to be so by the United Mates district judge or attorney of the said district,) in the sum of $5,(MM) for the whole work, or of a proportion ate binount If for any part, that the bidder will, when required, if his proposal be accepted, enter into a contiact and bond, with proper and suffi cient securities, for its faithful performance Form of bond and certificate required will be furnished on application to the department Flans, specifications, and working drawing will be ready after thirty days, when they can t* had on application to the department. No bid will be considered unless if fully rom plies in till Hi detail* wi:k the requirements of this advertisement The proposals must be sent te this department, addressed to the Secretary of the Treasury, and plainly endorsed 44 Proposals for the Sprtngjield Post Offitt and Court-koust," and will be opened at 10 o'clock a m of the last day namad for receiving the same JAMES GUTHRIE, Secretary of the Treasury. dec IP 2awtl7Feb CLOCKS!?CLOCKS! CLOCKS* ONLY THINK OF IT,?GOOD CLOCKS from SI 50 up to S30,?all warranted to go right;?over AS different styiea of Clocks tog select from Also, Clock Cords' Weights, Keys, Balls. Oils, and everything in the material line Call and see for yourselves, at J ROB IN SON'S, 349 Pennsylvania avenue, op poslte Browns' Hotel. nov *4-2m /IHI*A. TASKS, curs AND SAUCERS, v> Childr Children's Seta, very low, and going "Secii* FRANCIS'S, Information for TraTolora. THE ITRAniH OROROE W1IMIM. TO?l will depart at the follow lng hours: Leave AleaaadrlaTJf. 0, 11. 1J|7T. Leeye Washington e #, 1?, it, <fc, i. Boy ||?4 JOB COKWM, Chptatti ? OR MOUNT TlRRORt ON TP ESI) AYS AN 0 FP IDAYS? W AR K. IOUNP TBI P. SI: F? OM ALEXANDRIATSCKNTS - 1 MMivr THOMAS COLLYK i 1? _ ton at 9 aid Alexandria at'.'eloek. Coaches Inn the CapHol for tkafca?tat6K ?'clock. Coach fare It ?eats Persons wishing the eoachea will leathaVr VMliOMe with George A Thomas Parker. Refreshments aa the boat ap *-tf 8AM L fcKDNKY.CipUl. flAKoir Si Groat Southern Mall Lino 1 ?r T W IC K D AIL Y 1? (89NDAY Mti NTS EXCMPTSD) Betweei WaUincton City ao4 the SooU! VIA:ALEXANDRIA. ?ORI>ONSVILLK. RICH MOM D, DAN. VILLE GRKtNSBORorSH , N. C. awn Baity to trv VIRGINIABPRIN6B Leave V* ashlngton at .......0 o'clock, A M. Leave Washington at " P M. Lea re Alexandria at,... ...,7 ** AM. IjMTt Alexaadrla at...... .....,p " P M. Travellers will tnd the Momtag Llaela coa nectlon with the Virginia Central Railroad, the Cheapest, most Pleasant and Kxpedtaeea Ruste ? THE VIRGINIA SPRING*, Orecabrler White Snlphur and F aoquVet White Sulphur. Warm, Hot. Alum and Capoa Snrtag* Weir's Cave, Natural Bridge. Lexlnutoa. Ac OMNIBUSES and BAGGAGE WA?ONB will be at the Washington Railroad Depot toeos vev PASSENGERS and BAGGAGE, P*ss ef Ckmrgt, to STEAMER GEORGE PAGE, for ALEXANDRIA.a dis ? ace of six miles, allowing ample i Pare from Washington to Richmond SS So Fgr? <i ?? Danville It ? Pare *? ** ererasborough...11 <?? Tickets procured cn the boat. Kxpedltioa and Comfort are oeesred by th^s Route as It Is a lirbo* rusr class natLBssa VBOK ALEXANDRIA TO DANVILLE. TH ROV8R PASSENGERS aad BAGGAGE aarrled without cost to the Depot of tha Petersburg Railroad. JAMES A EVANS. M i Agent, Alexaadrla. Va Til *IW TOBK AID LITIRPOOL VN1TEDSTATES MAIL ITEAnERI. The ships comprking tuis unl are the ATLANTIC Capt Kldrldg' BALTIC Capt Comstock. ADRIATIC Capt J as Heat These ships having 6rer. tillt by contract ex pressly for Government service, every care has been taken In their construction, as also la their engines, to Insure strength and speed ; and their accommodations for passengers are unequakd fes elegance and comfort IMceoff passage from New York to Liverpool In first cabin, tl3?: In second do , ?75 Prom Liverpool to New York. 30 and SOgulneaa An ?i r,-d surgeon attached to each ship. Nc berths caa be secured until paid for. The shine of this line have Improved water-tight bulk heads, and to avoid danger from Ice will noteross the Banks north of 4* degrees, until after the 1st of August. raopoaia bstbs or **iLiwe #Vss? Nsss j0rk. #>?? Li+trfi lb50. Saturday Apr ? Wednesday....May It Saturday May 10 Wedue?iay....Msy ?" Saturday May at Wednesday...-June 11 Saturday June 7 Wednesday....Jane ti Saturday ..JuneHl Wednrsdajr....July t? Saturday July i Wednesday ....July V Saturday. July 10 Wednesday....Ang. r. Saturday....... Aug. i Wednesday....Aug vrc Saturday Aug 1* Wednesday....Sept, '? Saturday Aug. 3? Wednesday....Sept. IV Saturday Sept. 13 Wednesday ....Oct. Saturday.......Sept 87 Wednesday ....Oft. 15 Saturday Oct II Wednesday ....Oct ? Saturday Oct it Wednesday....Nov. IB Saturday....... Nov. 8 Wednesday.. ..Noy, 'it Saturday.......Nov, 12 Wednesday....Dec. 10 Saturday Dec 0 Wednesday ....Dec. * Saturday Dec. 80 For freight or passage apply to EDWARD K. COLLINS A OO., ?J Wall street. New Yo?fc BROWN, SHIPLEY A CO.. Liverpool STEPHEN &KNNARD A CO., *7 ABsaVa Friers, London B 8 WAIN WR16HT A CO.. Paris The owners of these ships will not be accept able for gold, silver, bullion, specie, Jrwelry, pre cious stones, or metals, unless rills of lading sre signed thernfor, aad the value thereof expressed therein ? l-lT TO It HtarKR'l FERRT, ! Via Ckm*p?ak$ f Okto C*??< THHOUQH IN TWELVE HOURS! TBE NEW AND SPLENDID PACKET BOAT ARGO, Capt mas. H MaaaiLL, will commerce making Ktgula* 7Yips l>etw?er GEORGETOWN ard the ibove Point, on Moc day. March 27th, 1W. Tne Boat will leavr the wharf of V% H ifl 8 Rltter, Georgetown, D C., every Mcnday, W a*i aesdsy, end Trlday mcrnlag, at b o'cloca Ret'unlrg. sho will lecve Harper's Ferry every Tneeday,Ttursdav and Saturday morvlbf .at o'clock. Through Tlckata,RM llO. TsZ ?!>*?'* ?1 nclndt+c 14s Sfft Fsrrf Pamllles Intending to vlsttthr Virginia Springs Ike coming season yrlUlnd this by far the m<?-t xafe, pleasant, and cheapest route to lferke>? Cnjron. Shanendale. White Sulphur and Warree. Meals sarved on beard et moderate rares. A coach will always be in readiness In George town to convey passengers to and from the Boat Far further particulars inquire at the store ot W H A H. G. HITTER, Georgetown, and JOHN V. AVIS, Jr., Harper's Ferry, Va. mar 18?tf PROTECTION AND INWFMNITT PROM LOSS KY MRK! Pi KB, MARINE, AND INLAND INSURANCE. Authorized Capita' and Cyrj>JM?...|l,3^1lJl 13. FARMERS A1VD HXrHAWICa< INSUR ANCE CO . OF PHILADELPHIA Office nortkwrti corner P?nn<yltctiu nrftiM attd ITU ttrui, H'aMkrngtan City, D. C. DIRECTORS. Hon. Thos. B. Florence, Charles lMnge?. George U. Armstronn, Thomas Manderfielit, Charles A. Rubicam, Edwar.1 R. Helrobold George Helmbold, P. Carroll Brewster, Jamtf K all. Isaac Leech. Jr. tHOMAS R. PLOKENCE, President. IDWA&D R. HELMBOLD,Secretary. LOCAL SrRVEYORS. Charles Waiter, I?3. 307 D street, opposite City Hall. Jno. M. Thornton,corner First streetand Vir)t?e.ia avenue, Island. James William.*, No.S'J !*our und-a-hal' str?-??i John Ri^(le?i, No 501 Thirteenth street, b?fow Pennsylvania avenae. MARINE SURVEYOR. Capt. J. P. Levy, No. J67 Pennsylvania avctae, opposite National Hotel. GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT. John Tboma.?on. The bnsiness of this Company will compare fa vorably witn the mwi successful of simitar institu tions in the United States. Prom the 1st day of August, 1655, in fiye months, up to 1st January, 1856, the pr? mium* received amounted to the lan?e ?um of one hnndred and eight thousand, one hundred and ftfty-onc dollars, with only forty-six hundred and sixty six dollars losses reported. With these evidence* of success and good man agement, tha directors feet justified in soliciting a share of public patronage, believing that the secu rity offered is ample, and that all fhir claims will be adjusted more according to equity than legal techni calities. The company is prepared to is?u? policies agam^t loss or damage by fire on DWELLINGS, PIRNI TURE, MILLS, M ANI'PACTXRIRH, WARE nOUSBS, all descriptions of BUILDING:*, and tneiroontenu, or all kinds of MERCHANDISE, transported by VE8SKLS STEAM BOATS. CA NAL BOATS, RAILROADS, and the u?uai con veyances to or from any portion of EUROPR aad AMERICA, aad on the hnlls of STEAMBOATS navigating the western water* The rates of premium will be a? low as other companies, and in fixing them every !mprov>-0i*^t in construction and arrangement will b? taken mtu consideration. All losses speedily adjusted and promptly paid. OAce northwester rner Pennsylvania avesue aad Bescntf enth street, Washington city, I). C. Inrurantt may aUo he rflecteA at tk* Het*e OfHtr, Nsrf Ateert osnsar fVainui ati* Sfrond Strrtii, fHl?!' delpKm. and in other principal citi?-? ..f ih? L'inl?-d Stater by authorised olliecrs of th" c< inrasy. je 10-Iyt Lake white rifcw?received To day, a lot of new WHITE Fl ?l, In bewuti ful order, direct from the Lakea. For sale by KING A BURCHELL. dec it cor. ISth at. and Vermont avenue A PIANO-SECOND.HAND, FOR ft*. at JOHN F. ELLIS'S Piano Store, dec t? ALRCMS, ALBl'MO, ALBlMI.? A magnlficait selection of Albums, Autograph ??oka. Amauia, 4c., at dee IS PRSWON'B 400 7th at.