Newspaper of Evening Star, January 30, 1857, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated January 30, 1857 Page 1
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THE SVENINU STAB i? PUBLISHED EVERY AFIERSOOPI, (EXCXPT SUNDAY,) AT THE STAR BUILDIN8?, I'orntr ?/ Pennsylvania avtnnt and 11 k strut, ByW.D WALLACH, and 1* serred to subscribers by carrier? at SIX AND A QUARTER CENTS', payable weekly to the Agen> ; paper* served In packages at 37>$ rents per month To mall subscribers the sub scription price Is TH R EE DO LLARS AN D PIK - TY CENTSavearttedfaaci.TWO DOLLARS fa* six month*, and DOLLAR for three months; for Iras than .nree mcaths at the rate of 12 S cents a we** SINGLE COPIKS ONE CENT. 4 .1 . . I 1 VOL. IX. WASHINGTON T- . FRIDAY. JANUARY 30, 1857. NO. 1,260 TH5 WEEKLY STAR. This excellent Family and N? taln'.njt a greater variety of interesting rwdlag than can be found In any other?la pubU*h?d on Saturday morning. .. . T*n*s Single oopy, pet annum .....f 1 * to CLrns. Five copies ff on cd <*opi>a. I ??????If rA,,? ?*?*nuniT m iovAxef. IL/" Single oopirs (la wrapper*) can be prneurod at ite counter, Immediately after the Dane of the Paper Price?Tnaaa Cbsts. Fo* tmast xas who act a* agent* will to allowed a cfmimlsMon of twenty p-t cent Propoeale for Furnishing Marble anl lf?r b.e Work for the North Front of the Fat ant Office Building. Dcfartmcst Of 1rt? I *T ??!<>? I [trfmbf Is, ltJjti- ) SF.XLEO PROPOSALS WILL BS K^O?I\ED a- th* D -i ir m m until U?? ? i-bteenth day ol Feb-ua y n~?t, 13 o'clock a: no n. for furnwhui su h Ma-hle aid *a b e Work a< m>y b- required in the wr cu >u .4 the J root of lb* Pa ent Office b ulJinf. , ? . , .. The bils mii'T b< in the form of th? f?l!owln* schedule, a id cl-a-ljr*P*e'!y'n* the price* for ma ???ai, hau iaf. <r?Miv, an.l setting, tnclndir.g at: the ma :bm<-nraiilul ? r rnwn.w: Sf \ednlc Cub" sune, per sup-rficia! fo H R?d? a-vl b II-, do do Et.ra cub^ stoi', p? r cubic f.H?t l! mice in tm< b rts, per ?u;>erficial loot blocking cnnrs ?, do do Frieaeloenlab a'ure,do di Architrave, d?? do Hops i?corutee, perlw'a1 fed, Tri (Hy pa-?, r a-b, i'a.waf^iia iiTf, ?ah, t'hn imIs -?i l>a em :ni, per lir.ea' foot, Mab'e iiii.ijj, ^-r superficial io.i, Window rfK, do do The ma b * m i?t b ? ?un 'ar in <cixad and qtia'iy in that used in ta? construction of the t an a id w v ?tn;-< of 'he b uMinf, 'O'cim 'iu of which will b : required ?o a -coin >a iy the b:ds. Ka~H Ivrf will Hia'f in /ha< inn ? th? work will V coir\i?l?tvd, a i<i ihnik wi!l b: co fr? m oth**rs ?haotuose known to be of ihe tra !<' a id b dievad to be lully e?~m;? *te:it ir> ftiit|t in juid 'a th ihe ob'ica tions titey oropose t<> a * un ; aod no a vi^m ;nt o* |>H or c?.nt-au will h ? r^cntni*H, unless ma is with IS? tppmvi' of iiik hea I of the I)e|* 'm ;ot. Ninety per rent. wIM b ? \ a d from tun >o ?im \ a >hs wor* progresses, upon the es'iim'eof the a|cPt of the [>-pa?:m -nt in rha*-e th?r~of, aid ten per rem. resfiv^l until th? cetn:il noi-.t the con tra *t a id a-cepta-ice ot the *ork by said a jent Ths I??i atni -it mirv ?/ to itself th^ ri^h t"? re ject or a e--pt the pr >p ?-a'* h^n by mvitoi, wh-in i? tlffia< the int?*re<i ?f th-* ITnit'd -ta r* r?q u ??? it. a* well a* to e\clu I- ti .- bi !?? of a y p"r?ou <*r p--r ?^nn who it I a< jv>>! r s '?n to b luv will no?, from any ca'i**,la thful v perform the r"n':a*t. Ifa i?, ^peeifica'ions, a<i.1 woraiiig ?!ra ' a ? !><? eiam nej. a idoth-rnit'? ma ion nU aine.l, ma,< pti'-atxin a* th ? <???e ot th?- supennti^ri-iit Tue prott? a'?, whtch in nt b? ??n! to thi< de ja tin ?m. a t?|f??e4 to ?he -ecreta y of the l.itevior, (en*ir?'d 44 Pop tta1' for tV r\,c ion of the i.orth fro>?i of th? I'a'i-a* ?'i'fiTe h iildinp,'") w:ll b' opened at 1 o'cl.irk. p. m , oi th?* 'a t i ay ram ? 1 for re ceiving ne ? am ? R MrCi.ELL \ ND, dec li*-ra*"tW Frbt Secretary ot'tiie filter or. Tropoeall for Erecting the Caatom.Hoate, 4c , at Flattsbargh, New York. T?aA?rRT Dfpaetmkjit, > Whh:S8?os, December lu,l?5a \ PROPOSALS WILL BE RK celved at tht* department until the 18th day nt February, A. D IS57, at 12 o'clock noon, for the constriction of the custom-tonae, poat office, and court-r M>m? authorized to be erected at Platt? burjfh, N Y , according to the plans acd specifl eattons prepared at this de,-*ar' ment; said propo nals to be either for the whole building, or separ rate for the different kinds of work; billa of par. eels must In every case accompany each bid. with the amount of each kind of work, and the total amount carried out; the depart ment reserving the jliht to reject or .'ac cept the proposal hereby Invl'el, or anv parts thereaf, when it cieems th* intere^ of thf Ualtei States requires it; the d?p*rtment slso rc ???rres th- right to exclude the bids of any person ??r persoas whom thT* is J is* rjjse to b-llev^ will not faithfully perform the contracts, or which they have attempt*! to obtain by Indirection; and all bids whea there shai' bp parties in Interest who do not join in the and all bid* that, upon lnve*MgaH?n, ar? be.o.? a fair price for the wor* Bid* will n^t b? re^l?ed In zross, and no con tract will be awarded to a bidder unless details are furnished t*>e department of the prices of the dlff-fre'it kinds of work and materials, which snail be ?nb;ect to tbe revlihn of ikf ?iepartment, so that It may adopt the whole cr part of toe bid, a* the Interest of the United State* may require Ninety per cent of the amount of work done ind materials delivered, acoordtng to contract price (said imiuat to b? ascertal ied by the esstmate of an a?ent ot the department, appointed for that purpose,) wlll-v* p^:;d from time to tfma.astfce wor* progresses, aud wn p?. r cent re.alned until the completion of the contrast, and acceptance of the w>ra, *c , by the agent aforesaid, and be forfeited In the event of aon-f ildllment of con tract Contracts will be .iW-ird-^d only to master build ers and mechanics, and the assignment thereof, except by consent of the Secretary of the Treasu ry, wll. be a torfriture of the san*e. Kach propona. must be accompanied by a writ ten guarantee, signed by two responsible ferwons. (cert:fled to be so by the Uulied States district j idge or ?t^rney of the said district.) In the sum of for the w:io.e work, or of a proportionate amount, if for any part that the bidder will, when required, if his proposal be accepted, enter into a contract and bond. wlt!i prop-r ar.d sufficient securities for Its f ilthf.;l j^rformance. Porm of bond and cer?lflc*te required will be furnished on application to the department. Plans, speculations, and woralng drawings will be re idy by the litT of Janu lry, when they ran be had on appil"-atlon to the department No bid will be coisld^red unless it fill v corn pile's la all Its detail* with the requlienlcuts of this advertisement The proposals must be ser.t to this department, addressed to the Ssrrrtary of the Treasury, and plainly endorsed Proposalt for tkt Ptatubmrgk fy?r??n-aoir?e, ' and will be opsned at one o'clock, p in , < f the las'. d?y named for recelY 1 an the same J AMKS SUTilRiE, den 13 iaw'.iaPeb Sorretarv/the Treasuiy. Frop<>s\kt-r Erecting the idannoHospital at St. Mark?, Florida. TikiiI it iKrtRTnrm, i WasHisorot, IKseenib r27, l?i6 { iJHi?P.)3AUS WILL UF. RPCEIVBU AT THIS dextrin -nt unul the i5:h cay of Febaiary, K li lei7,a li o'clock, u on, f<^r the c?n.sir<ic ion ot th^ Ma me H^sf itjU anthorizej to \f. erected at Sl Ms as Florida a:cordui;to the plans a^d specifi r a i ?..s prepar rl at tnis depa-tm-ut; ^ald propota's br eiih-i t-*r the wn>Me bjiMmi or ?epa ais I >r th- .liTr:r-i?i kinds w.?rk; b lis of parcels m jst in ev ry <? j?? areoin^iny ea -n bid; wita ibe am ?unt of ? a -li aind ??( a irk,a idlhetoial * oi >*uit carried our, ?hc dejvmm nt re#?. ths nihi to reject or a cepi thi pfo{K**Js berrby invit- d, <* a?y parts tbt-reof, wi?.-n it 1- em?the merest ot itie I' uieJ Sia- >s re qt|ireii ;the |<^artm -M s'*o reserves the r ?t?t ?o ? t Made th* b d of a-iy p-r?ou r?r ptf.sons who there ??ja-tca?nc to belts v? will not fa ihfully perf>t m the e >.nrat . or wiueh they i.ave .?iieni >ied to tbta.n Ky iwdirection; and a t bt li wiien l.;?r? trail e|a ties witeres'.ed wlio do not }<>ia in the bid?, a ad all bt ? tha*. up -n Iriv i ?u, are below a fair puce f -r l&- w ???. B.ds wil! oot bireceiv -.J m gr ?#?, aii^ no c o-tract wil! b - asra'ded to a b !<er asl**?s details a*?: iui ni-h-d tne ilrpariai-n* of the prices oi liic drfl r?-nt kin Is ot wort and ma erial , which shall bj !>uht -ct to ih?- rev.?i ?n of me deparm ut, wo that it may at >rt the whale or psrtef.ue uii, a . th* iuterem vt th?! Uait'-d -Ms e# nny rei'ii r. Nin-ty per e^o". ot m? am >uut of work done ari 1 ina.eria.s deiiv re J, a*e- rd:nf to conira*t pr t?, <-a 1 am uiit to be a?c~r'a?:no b> ih estimate olai a r-ut "t badepa*tnk*?Bt. a (pointed f r ha* poT-orr,) will b^ pa d fr^m iim; to im-,a iuw wors p?o jres es, a id ten p-r cent, retailed until uie i ciu,4e te>?? of u?e eo.iua *t,aud accep'aacc oi the w..rk, Si. , b/th-?ai-?nt af retail, aid he fotf4it>diu ihc even* oi irwi-talfllm nt of eo .na :t L' 'n raMs will t?? awarded only to mader builders an! in -eha nc?, and the a sii?nm nt th r*<?f,? \ ?# ^ by ^ois^ai of iu? See.-etary me TnsMty, will be a f^rf^'ur^ ol the Pa-ft p op oral must b- accompanied by a wruten I a a itee, -i^nei by iw> letjiwdbl* per?oiis, (cer titi d to be s by the L'oitel ma'es dwrict j'jdjfe or attorney <>f the raid district,) in the rtirn of|5,(*H> lor ths wh le w ?rk, or oi a prop r:l >n?'.e am >unt,lf for aoy ran. That t-ie bi lder will, when required, if lus pr.-p.ita. b a cept?-i,enter into aconuacta>?dbond, wi?h pr >p*r and sulficiant wrunti 'f for l.s fatihtol perf ima*ice. Fo*m of bond a i?l certitl a'e re>{iiir> d will be fut lushed on ao^lica i >u *o th- de(a*<m -nt. Plan*, sp?3.n h on-, j. id Wijt.itg diasritifi i*? be on a pl'cauon i<? th ^ d ^snlliMt. .VTW rUl b* ton**li,hl k ifeti cti "*}? '*? L? ail U itiau 'i ithtKt rr/u ir??nf, o) (At* altatue mm/. The proposals muu be ?ent to this def ar.ui nt, allress?d to ihe i^ecreta-y of the 'feia-ury, a u P>a .?ly endjr- d " Ptoyot-u*/ j tK* .virtue at St. M'lrki, Ha ,r a i j w I. b. opeueo a one o'ci ok. p. in , of Uie last day nam d ft r-osv.nt'be -ame. JAMES eiTTH.tiE, dec 39-3tawtFeb23X 8e?rw:a y of the Trra-ury. ^ilTKt.-A GOOD ASSORTMENT o? men and boys' Sksten for sale, by H. K. LVNUY, No. 1* Bridge st , Jaa ?- Oiosi?cwa, TV ALL THAT VALUE THBIR SIGHT iSiimI ill ~ VV ISHES TO CALL THIS ATTENTION ^t01ali lhal ,affer wltb defective Bight, i y. 5??; 8,c*D?*g' and particularly from 5 by himself to a true spherical accuracy, and bril liant transparency, suited precisely and benefi ?/^Tarer ac?ordlng to tbe concavity or ?'}be eye Very aomerous are the 11] eaects cauvd to the precious organ of sight from the commencement of using g'asses In not be4ng precisely suited, by the use of an Optomtttr; and practice of many year* enables him to meas ure the focal disease of the eyes, and such glass es* that ar ? absolately required will be furnished with precision and satisfaction JOHN TOBIAS acknowledges the very libe ral encouragement already obtained, and further solicits the patronage of those that have not vet availed themselves of his aid Persons that cannot conveniently call, by send ing the glasses Id use, and state how many inch I es they can read this print with their spectacles, can be supplied with such as will Improve theli sight. Innumerable testimonials to be seen: and ref erences given to many who have derived the greatest eas# and comfort from his glasses. *1* J*1*"8' at *!? office, No. rkAA f u I 5 tkr$$ 4oor? from Odd Ftlloigt1 Hall, it staiis. _v a Noefoh, September 7, lc54. .. Spectacles you made for me suit vc r> wea, and seem to have Improved my sight mere than any other 1 have lately tried. LITT. W. TAZEWELL ! have tried a pair of Spectacles obtained from *ir roblas, and find them of great assistance to my sight, and corresponding with his description ol the focus. I recommend him as a sklUful op tlClM- HENRY A. WISE. *?*? ifAw^dby * friend to vlsltthe es tabll*hment of Mr. Tobias for the purpose of trv ln^ fci* classes, 1 was furnished Iby *hlm with a pair sllghtiy colored blue, which have afforded me more relief and gratification than any I hav, ! ?7r ^ Mv "te"1* original1 y very good, was | Injured by writing ar.d riding at :Aght! fre quently to a very late hour; but with the aid of these glasses I can study almost as late as s\er, ^rfrr .^V without the pain I have previously suffered. JOHN WILSON, L""! oku' I have u*ed Mr Toblss's Bp*~t85les f?r thre.. er four month*, and take great pleasure 1* rr? lng that l am mnch nleasert with them, l boon much bsneattea by them. May*th,18??. GKOR. P.SOARIlCKCa. .fcliTT? r^!n?rai'aded toMr Joh? Tcbfas as i S I ?a<* ?* I beve eyes of remark able peculiarity* was gratified to find that Mr. Tobias seemed to comprehend them t?y Inspec tion and some slight measurement, and he has ?f rae ? P?lr of Spectacles that suits me sd "Ki%,bn. _ A l- B"LE* %fr . Wilmihstoi*, N. C., Jan. 27, IBM th'Jf rt.1 w .lA?,: *** s,r_1 a? bappy lo say that the Spectacles which 1 obtained from you last fh. ^?tlreJ-7 *?M"fcetory. From an Inequal fouid^Z?4liii?aawe ?.f my ?ye8' 1 have b<- ret? round great difficulty la getting glasses of the proper focal distance. It affords me pleasure to ^5 i? 'w ^ aId ?' y0'1'optometer, this dlffi ^ haPP"y obvlat?dso that the glasses yo i fural'hed me are dee'dedly the boat adapted to my e**es of any I have ever yet us?*d Very respectfully, yours. R B DRANK, Rector of St James'Parish. DifiiTXiRt o? Ihtbriob. May7. 1?55 r rom natura. defects and the unequal ran^e of my *y?, I have been compiled to nse glasses for 1 haT? trted different opticians without obtaining glatses perfectly fitted to my eyes, t our months since Mr. Tobias made two pairs especially for rue, whlcli I have found to serve me perfectly. By the use of his optometer he is enabled to adapt Glasses minutely to theey* 1 inostcheerfaily recommend Mr. Tobias to ali hiving occasion to use glasses and l>ear my testi mony as to his skill as nn optician HENRY E. BALDWIN, Assist. Sec'y to sign Land Warrants. 8t~OPKRA GLASSES of great variety M AKFR G ?BCOFWAtcfc .C. GLASSES, and many other articles in tnlsllneat very low prices constantly on haad J7 i?-iy THZ 1 >1 PliOVKL> SET* OK TEETil." I\R LOOMIS, THK INVENTOR AND I l Mineral Plate Taeth," having succwirfully Introduced his Improvement In various cities, has now permanently established himself In Wash ington. This Improvement for Sets of Teeth consists chiefly In making a s^t of but one piece of mate rial, and that indestrurtlble mineral. Norm-tal :* used In their construction, and they are there fore fr?e from galvanic action and metalic taste I here are no Joints to become filled with moisture or pc.rt!?-!e?f>f food, hence thev are -purt and titan. I fcpy are lighter, stronger, lrss clumsy, and, In short, the rer/?eii<m o* Artificial Tttth : not withstanding certain Dentists ^peak n?-ainst them, but they have not the right to nrak?> them, do not know now If they had, and therefore do not ap preciate them. 1 Office on Pennsylvania avenue, ?>etween lltb and 12th streets. r*o doors below Jae Kirkwood Hoq,te dec 24 tf S. l?ORLUDOT REIMS CHAMPAttNE, " TRESOR DE BOUZY" A .YD " JXLV ^l^HE UNDERSIGNED IS SOLE AGENT M. for this city of Dorlodot's " Trevor de m Oouzv, a champagne celebrated throughout J Rurope, a.d esteemed bv concolsseurs as of ft) the highest grade, and unsurpassed by anv B Cha'np*^ne country, which ?^ie? a ? Potion in the aristocratic ?f ard Am"'ca Also, a large sto^k of other \\ Ines, Liquors ard Cigars Jan 5-tf No. 3K7 P?. ave , opp/Na'ional^Hotel. ( OAL KK**T I'KDEK COVER, 2.510 lbt tc Ik* Ton. iV0^.?^ "AND. THE BEST QUALITIES ^ of White A*h, Red Ash and Lchizh COAL Warranted to girt intitfaction Delivered free from diit. Also, Klckory. Oak and Pine WOOD. T. J. A W. M. GALT, ? .corner 12th and C streets, No 517, one 2?i-tf one square south of Pa. avvnue n? MH/y8?N;AT;C8 WNN'A avknob" Is stlh making those beautiful continuous GUM TEETH, called Allen a Patent, for the exeei'enry ctHT w, .ch over a 1 other s'ylen of teeth, rr.anv uo\ 'i '1thl?! c!ly' wii; Ck??/ullv vouch. , JhTrr ,?ne dentist In this city who has been Infringing the patent, and made a bad Imitation % ^ R t,WDI>m 1 her*by nation the public IM. tl W hen?*vfr a Dentist sr.eska <.^,in.i Allen's Patent Continuous Gum Teeth, whe prcp#r/y ciustrncfd, I: U because he 18 Ignorant of the process, Incompetent to make th* work or ? unwilling to pay for the patent. j?. NOTICE. Vy E ARE COMPELLED TO REMIND ? v many of our customers whose a counts wtre sent to them before the first cf the new ytar that tLr " taTe haTe not yct ^cn settled. ?w . e,?re much ,n W2nt ct tl?e m?iie ', and hope lift.J! Mrho.owe u? at once ca'l or s?nd us ?etuemenu for the amount cf their indebtedness, " us e "*** ann?yanc<? botb 10 *? well promptlv^!^ ^Jhovt wbo have ^ready so "UZ'ch.'" ??""> "" ' _jM^JO-dtPebiULAtiE rT' DODaO>' * CO. W**fo3pHoiVps1"**7 Member of the Roval Coi^ r ' r v "U Surgeoos, London. ' V#tfrlnary j?uBtr ?* *c. lO*i / ton-and repository of useful krL^i tdgs. The ?th year of Its publication ^GTn* Ulnlng all the Important Statistical and Politics! Information of the coun'ry. For s*e In W?k lngton by TAYlOR 4 M*Iry jaa 14 tfockitcre, near 9:h street. Fine fapkh, ink, fens, and *ta tlqoery in general, at I jan v) a, j. Mclaughlin * to.?e. OFFICIAL. Tr.AASUftl DUMaTUEXT, Nov fJ, l&5t.. Nonce is hereby given to t*l<lera of ttnck of tbe loan* of the United Sta'ca, ifvat this department will purchao- tire Mm" until the 3d of March next, unless the mm ol $1,500 000 shall be previously obtained, and will pay i.i addition to the irtere?t accrued from the date of the Ian semi annual divi dend of interest therein, together with one day's alditloaal interest for the menry to rea>-h the v.-n dor, the following rate* of preratam on tai<l stock*: For the stock of 1812, a premium of 10 per cent. the stock of !8t7 and 1848, a prrmium of 16 per cent ; arid lor the stock of 18.>0, commonly called !>*?? Indemnity Si >ek, a premium <?f6 per c*nt. Certificates ol stock transmitted to the depart ment, under this notice, must b. a^igne l to the United S'ares, by th - pa-ty duly ? mitled to receive I the proceeds. It gent between date hereof and the 1st day of January next, the current half y* ar's in "rest must b?i aligned by the present stockholder, or it will b- payable as heretofore, and a corn s, ponding deduction be male trum the amount pay able for the stock. rayra nt the *tocka so a*ri<rnrd and fra emit ted will b ? mal i by drafts on the AsMsraui^Tn asu rersat B-stnn, New York, or Philadelphia, a- the opilon of the parties enti'lej m receive the money, win* should bti expressed in the. letters accMlipa ?yn?; the certifl,-atea. JAME5 QUTIIK1K, <<?- l -^ "* BANKING HOUSE ~~ CHUBB BROTHERS. H^ITS-DEPOSITS RECEIVED AND .u Pald without caarce. Draft* on the northern seaboard clMcs received on D*po?lt at par and Exrhangeoa ?ald Cities furnished to do positors without rlargp. Intkrkst OS DKrosrTs ?Interest will he al lowed on Deposit* at each rates as miy he agreed upon. n Deposits in Virginia and U^ Mo >ky.-DepositsJn Virgin^ and other Uncurr.nt Money received ta be cheeked for, payable In 1* r^Exchanpe?r Char?lnK tbe rcK,J r^IV-0r7,T 1 0te*' Dnflg, 8Rd Bills cf Ex change will be discounted, and Loans made on rat? ? and Swwitles at the market hwV'iW Crkoit ?Letters of Credit w|!l npSotlable In the different Cities of the United Mates, on t of .Money or Collat erals and In'erest allowed if Money isd-poslted. and charged If Collaterals, on such terms as nny be agreed upon. wiTtVv*lixo Bills or ExrHANtia?Tra7e/ers will bs -urnlshed with drafts in such sums as ZZX?STd nt'g0,lablcln the different cities Hills and Lsttirs or Crkdit on England, Irei.and and ErRora --Bil.sef Exchange acd r Credit on England, inland and Eu rope, farnlsced at the market rate for Eichan-e In mm* to suit. ttan?e, r,%t7*'JTrK:>*c rlio><l'< Stock^ ?n?i Se curities paying from ? f? 12 V rent alwav* fr,? ?]?>?' bought In tbe *trmni citi'.' at^'ooS or/ * * Cent W here St?cksare bought SEE r,*di to cau f?r a pot t of 10 ^ cent on the cost. Bonds or Sto-ks Wnl be ordered by telegraph J^AI,L.?.0AD'?ITT' a d Stat* Bond* ? Knll \ ^ L ' a state Bonds can be placed la our h ?rnn?i rnegotlat Jon either In this country or -l 'hlBondt " '*'l> ?r L*ND WAREAtr. -Land VVa-rant* bought at the market rates All Warrants sold l.y us are gucrantftd In every respect Land W-irrants If rated on commission ilmjlfeste4rrant q30tatl0ns re6Jlarly furnished Warrants will be forwarded to Western Houses aSnn'.'ihi"' or bfnt for 3iie ?? coinmlrtlon to re sponsible parties R*al tstatk asp Inscrances.?Real Ksfate bought and sold, and Insurances t fT-c?ed Cf AtM- oNTHB UnITKD i'TATE', COURT OF rr prompt at,0orL"ysWl11 ^ bV ?"d CHUBB BROTHERS, Ji,w' _ Opposite th? Treasury. GREAT GIFT BOOK STORE UXDLK DEXTUK X HOTCL ' An Immense nssortinent of New Iteoki iriU b? opened Tim Day, AND AN ENTIRELY NEW LIST OF PRESENTS wl.l be distributed to our patrons hereafter. Members of congress, citizens end J* Tit ANGERS will fl'id our stock of Books worth their attention 11 Is tiie largest ar<d most valuable assortment ever opened lu this city, comprising standard and Miscellaneous U orks In all the departments of Ancient and Modern Selene^, Literature, ard Art. Also, nil p Annual* of the tfea^on, . I1, Prayer Books, New Editions of ihe I'o rt^, ^tc., Ac , In Turkey Mororco, Antique1 Vpi vet, an a other rich and buperb Blndlnps', ele gantly Illustrated. A PRESENT, worth from 25 Cents to *H>o, will be given (lm mediately after the sale) to overy puichr.vr of a Boo's for which we receive *1 or more. .1ETS per cent of all our net receipts will be Placed In the hands ? f His Hor.orthe Mavor of Washington, to be distributed for the benefit of the Poor of the city. 1 At the Old Stand, under Baxter's Hotel, sign of the Red f lag. * jan 8-tf " J. l'HILBRICK. Aynt. THE I' ? L U M |{ I A INSTITUTE, FOR YOUNti LADIES. lift Eleventh street, between G and H. 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EVENING STAR. PETER PARLEY AT AEBOTSPORD j Id the year 1823 Mr Uoodrioh made hi* first vifit to Europe, of which he present? several agreeable reminiscences in his " Recollections j of a Life Time." Here is his account of the Court of Scien es in Edinburgh, where he first met Sir Walter Scott: We entered a large (iothic hali, opening, as I I observed, into various contiguous apart ments. Here I saw a considerable number of '? persons, mostly lawyers and their clients? I some sauntering, some meditating, pome gath ered in groups and conversing together- I noticed that many of the firmer, and more especially the older members of the bar, wore gowns and wigs; others wore gowns onjy, rr.d still others were in the ordinary dress I rf terward was tc!d that it was wholly at the option of individuals to adopt this costume, or not?in general, it was regarded as going out of fashion. There was a large number of people distributed through the several apart ments, and in the grand hall there was a per vading hum of voices, which seemed to ri^ and rumble and die away amid the groinings of the roof above. Among the persons in this hall, a man some thirty years of nge, tall and handsome, dressed in a gown, but without the wig. attracted my particular attention. He was walking apart, and there w&? a certain look of coldness and haughtiness about him. Nevertheless, for some undefinable reason, he excited in me a lively curiosity. I observed that his eye was dark and koen, his hair nearly black, though cut short, and slightly curled. He carried Lis | head erect, its largeiy developed corners be 1 hind giving him aa air of gulf appreciation ; his featuros were .-mall, but sharply defined ; his lifa were oiose. and slightly disdainful and sarcas ic in their expression. Thero w;is a striking combination of energy and elegance in the general aspect of this per son ; yet ever all, 1 must repeat, there was something a!?oof coldness and pride I'pon his face, expressive of vigor and activity? mental and physical?there was a vi. iblo tiiige of discontent. "Who is that gentleman ?5' said I, to my guide "That Ia*ge, noble-looking person, with a gown and wig 7?that is Cranstoun, one of our first lawyers, and the brother-in law of Duguld Stuart.'' " No?that person beyond and tojtho left1 He is without a wig." ?'?Oh, that s Cockburn?a fiory Whig, and one of the keenest fellows we have at the bar " " Yes, but I mean that younger person near the corner." "Oh, that small, red faccd, freckled man ? Why, that's Moncrief, a very sound lawyer His father, Sir Harry Moncrief, is one of the mo?t celebrated divines in Scotland " 4' No, no?it is that tall, handsome, proud looking man. walking by himself " "Oh, I see; that's Lockhart?Sir Walter Soott's son in-law. Would you like to know him?" 44 Yes." And so I was introduced to a man who, at that time was hardly less an object of interest to me thnn himself. Though n lawyer by profession, he hai devoted himself to liter ature, and was now in tbe very heicht of his career. 44 Peter'* Letters to his Kinsfolk," '? Valerius, ' and other works, had given him h prominent rank as ? man ul talent; and be sides, in 1^20, he had married tho eldest daughter of the " tireat Unknown ' My con versation with him was brief at this tiiOe, but I afterward became well acquainted with aim My guida cow led me imo ono cf tho side rooms, where I saw a judge and jury, and a lawyer addressing thorn. The lutter was a very small man, without gown or wig, appar ently about forty years of sge, th; ugh he might be somewhat older. He was of dark complexion, with an eye of intense blackness, and almost painfully piercing expression His motions were quick and energetic his voice sharp und penetrating?his general aspcot ex citing curiosity rrither than affection. lie was speaking energeiical'.y, and, we approached the bar, my conductor said to me iu a whisp er?Jeffrey ! ' We pRu<4-d, srd I listened intently The et:se in itself seemed dry enough?something I believe, about a stoppage hi transitu. But Jeffrey's pleading was a lmirtiblo?clear pro gressive, logical. Occasionally, in fixing upiu a weak point of his adversiry, he displayed a lei p-ird-.ike *; ring of energy, altogether start ling He seized upon a certain point in the history of the ease, and insisted that the property iu question icated at that period in tbe nands of the defendant's agent for at least a fortnight. This bo claimed to bo fatal to his adversary s n!e* Having stated the facts, with a clearness which seemed to prove them, he 8 i:d, turniig with startling quickness upon his antagonist?" Now, I ask my learned brother to tell me, what was tbe state of the soul during that fortnightV' To a jury of Scotch Presbyterians, familiar with tiieoiogi metaphjaics, this allusion was exceedingly pertinent and effective We passed into another room. Threo full wigged judges were seated upon r> lofry bench, and beneath them, at a little table in front, was a large man, bent down and writing labo riously. As 1 approached I caught a side view of his face There was no mistaking?it wns Sir Walter himself? Was it not curious to see the most renowned personage in the three kingdoms, sitting at the very feet of these men?thoy the court, and he the clerk ? Tbey were indeed all " lords," and their individual names were fuggcttive to tbe ear : one wa? Robertson, son r.f the historian of Charles V ; another was (iillies, brother of the renowned Grecian scholar of that name ; another Mackenzie, son of the author of the "Man of Feeling " These are high titles?but what were they to the author of 44 Waverley?" Mr. Y introduced me to him atone*, break ing in upon bis occupation with easy familiar ity As he arose from his Beat, 1 was sur prised at his robust, vigorous lrame 11* w.ts very nearly six feet in height, full chested, and of farmer-like aspect His complexion asemed to have been originally sandy, but now his hair was gray. He had tho rough, freckled, weather beaten skin of a man who is much in tho open air; his eye was small and gray, and peered out keenly and inquisi tively from beneath a heavy brow, edged with something like gray, twisted bristles?the whole expression of his face, howover, being exceedingly agreeable. He wore a gown but no wig It would have been a siu to have oovered up that wonderful head, towering, as we have all seen it in his portrait?the throne of the richest intellect in tbe world He greeted me kindly?the tone of his voice beuig hearty, yet with a very decided Scotch accent 1 told him I had been to the High lands '? It is a little too early," said he; "I always wish my friends to wait till the middle of June, for then tbe asb is in its glory. .Here in the north, Summer, as you know, i* a lag gard. In America it visiw you in better sea sons!" 44 I am from New England, and our forests are not in full leaf till June '' 14 Yes, your climate there is^ somewhat like ours Are you from Boston ? 441 am from Hartford in Connecticut?of which you have perhaps never heard 44 My American geography is not very mi nute; yet Connecticut is a lamiliar name to my ear. Do you know Mr Irving ?" " I have never seen him but one." ??Mr Cooper?" it Yes, I know him well." ??Do you stay long in Edinburgh" ??A few weeks." 4* We shall meet, then, and talk these mat ters over." Vo I seen the author of W averley ! 1 leave y<Ju to guess my emotions, for I could tot de scribe them A M.VNf.R AT LOlKHART'# And this description of a dinner at L>ck hart's will bear repeating On Wednesday. June 2, I dined with Mr Lockhart. No. 25 Northumberland s'reet. Be side the host and hostess, there were present Sir Walter Scott, his son, Charles Scott, Mr. Blackwood, Mr Kebinsm, and three or foar other persons At dinner, I sat next to Sir Walter?an arrangement made, I believe, in compliment to myself. Every thing went <,ff pleasantly, with the usual eaao, hospitality and heaitiness of an English dinner. The house and furniture were plain and handsome, such as were common to people of good cor Jition and good trade. The meal was discussed with the usual rel ish, and with the usual garnish <-f wit and pleasantry After the ladies had retired, the conversation bccame general and animate''* Byron wa? the engrossing topic Sir Walter spoke of him with the deepest feelings of ad miration and regret. A few weeks before, < n the receipt of the news of his death, he h;<d written an cbituary notice of him in which he compared him to the sun, withdrawn from the heavens at the very moment wh^n every telescope was levelled to discover either his glory or his spots, lie expressed the opinion that Byron was " dying ?>f home-sickness"? that being h's phrase For a long time le had flouted England, and seemed to glery alike in his exile a.nd his shame. Yet all tbis time his h^art was devoured with ?? the firr.d ennu3 " Ho went to Greece, in the hope of doing some gallant deed that would wipe out his disgrace, and create for him such sympa thy in tho breasts of his countrymeu as wouM enable him to return?his "faults forgiven and his sirs forgot." Lockhart and Blackwood both tol l stories, and we passed a pleasant half hour The wine was at last rather low, asd cur host ordered the servant to bring more Upon which Saott said " No, no, Lokert"?such was his pro nunciation of his son in-law's name?" we iiave had enough ; let us go aud see the la dies " And so we gathered to the parlor Mrs Lockhatt was now apparently about two-and twenty years old, ?m .11 in person and girl liko in manner ller hair w-.s light brown, cut short, and curled in her r.eek and around her face ller checks were blooming, and her counten-mre full cf cheerfulness, ller address was ut once graceful and gra cious?indicating a lively, appreciative na ture and the finest breeding bhe had a ton four years old, and at my request he was brought in. lie wag a fine hoy? " very like his lather/' but alas, doomed to an early death. Mr3 Lockhart spoke with groat interest of Mr. Irving, who had risitcd the family at Ab botsford She said that he slept in a room which looked out on the Tweed In the morning, as he camo down to breakfast, he was very pale, and being asked the reason, confessed that he had not been able to sleep The sight of tbo Tv. eed from from his win low and the consciousness of being at Abbottsford, so filled his imagination, so excited his feel ings. as to deprive him cf slumber. She a!ro ?poke of Professor Ticknor?laying the ac cent on the la?t syllable?as having been at Abbotsford, and leaving behind him tbe most agreeable impro'fions. t'ur lively b^-te^s was requested to give us some music, and in-tantlycomplied?the harp being her instrument ,-<he sang Scotch airs, and played several pibrochs?all with taste and feeling Jler rant?e of tunes seemed in exhaustible. Her father sat by, and entered heartily into the performances He beat time vigorously with his lame leg. and frequently helped out a chorus, the heartiness' of bis tones making up for some delinquencies in tune and time <>ftcn h? made remarks upon the songs, and (old anecdotesr tpecting them. When a certiin pibroch bad been played, he said it reminded him ot the first time he ever saw Miss Edgewerth. There had come to Ab boUford a wild Gaelic peasant from the neigh borhood of Staffa, and it was proposed to him to sing a pibroch, common in that region He ; had consented, but required the whole party present to sit in a circle on the door, while he should sing the song, and perform a certain pantomimio accompaniment, in tha centre All was accordingly arranged in the great ! hall, and the performer had ja?t begun his | wild chant, when in walked a t'lll, state!'. , lady, and announced her?elf as Miss E.i<re worth ! Mrs Lockhart a?ktvl mo about the- Ameri can Indians?e-xpressing great curiosity con corning thera I told the story of one who was tempted t > ro into the ranids of the Ni? Hgjra Kiver, ju?t above the Falls, for a bottle of rum. This be to:.k with him, and havirg swam out to the point agreed upon, ha turned brck and atteuiptei to reg:iin tee land r a timo result wa* d-ubtful : he strug gled powerfully, but in vain Inch by he receded from the shore, and at List, finding his doom sealed, he raised nim-elf xbove :h?? wwtor, vrrcnched the cork from the bottle, and putting the latter to his lips, yielded to the current, and thus went duwn to his doom. Mrs Lockhart made soma exclamations of mingled admiration rnd horror. Sir Walter then said that he had read an account of an Indian, who was in a boat, approaching a catA'uct; by some accident it w:is drawn into the current, and tbe savage saw that Lis escape vr&a imposs.blc. I'pon tbis he aroee, wrapped his robe of skic.* around him. seated himself erect, and with an air of imperturbable gravi ty, went over the fall* ' That is Bublime," said Mrs Lockhart : ? as if he were preparing to meet the Wieat ."Spirit, and he thought it proper to enter his presence with dignity!" " The most remarkable th:ng about the American Indians," said Blackwood. " is their being ablo to fallow in tbe trail of their ene mirs by their footprints ltft in the leaves, upon th? grass, and even upon the moss of the rocks. Tbe accounts given of tbis seem hard ly credible." " I can readily believe it, however," ?aid Sir Walter. ?' You must remember that this is a part of their education. 1 have learned at Abbotsford to discriminate between the hoof marks of all our neighbors' horses, and I taught the same thing to Mrs Lockhart It is, after all, not so difficult as you might think. Every horse's foot has some peculiar ity?either cf size, shociog, or manner of stri king the earth. I was ence walking with Sou'hey?a mile or more from home?across tbe fields At last we came to a bridle-path leading toward Abbots ford. and here I noticed fresh toot-prints Of this 1 said nothing, but, pausing and looking up with an inspired ex pression, I said to Southev : 4,1 ha?e a gift of second sight, we shall have a stranger to din ner !'' "And what may be his name ?" was the re ply "Scott," said I. '?Ah, it is some relation of ycurs," he said, "you have invited him; you would pass off as ou example of your Scottish gift of prophecy, a matter previously ajjreed upon "Not at all," said I. "I assure you that, until this moment, 1 never thought of such a thine." " When we got home, 1 was told that Mr. Scott, a farmer living some three or four miles distant, and a relative of mine, was waiting toseeuo. Southey looked astounded. The man remained to dinner, and he was asked if he had given any intimation of his C3ming lie replied in the negative : that indeed he had no idea of visiting Abbotsford when be left home After enjoying Southey's wonder for some time, I told aim that I saw the tracks of Mr Scott's horse in the bridle path, and inferring that he was going to Abo**t*ford, easily foresaw that we should have him to din D?r* . , , . Mrs Lockhart confirmed her father t state ment, and told how, in walking over the ocul try together, thej had often amuod then wires in studying the boof-prinU along tb? roadi Mr. Lockhart returned to the Indians. u 1 bare lately been reading en exceedingly clever American novel. entitled tbe Pioneer*, by Co< per. Hit doscriptive power Is very greet, end I think he haa onened a new field of romance, especially in the heaters eloeg the frontiers, who, in tbeir intercourse with savages, here be-'cme half savages them selves. That border lite is fall ot incident, adventure, poetry ; tbe character ?f Leather stocking is originel and striking." " I have not seen the Pioneers,'' said Scott. " but T have read the Pilet by the seme au thor, which has just been published. It is very clever, and 1 think it will turn out thet his strength lies in depicting sea life end ad venture We really have no good sea-talaa. and here is a wide field,.open to a mia of true genius." "But, papa," said our hostess, I should 'hink it rather a narrow field Only a few permits go to sea, and the language of sailore ii so tecLnical as to be hardly understood by people generally. It seems to me thet sea tales can never excite the sympathy of the greAt mass of readers, because they have had no experience of its life and manners " " It is no doubt a task of some difficulty " said Sir W alter, ' to bring these home to tbe hearts of the reeling million; nevertheless, to a idpii of genius for it. the materials are ample and interesting All oar minds are fall of associations of dargcr. of daring, and adven ture with the tea and three who have made :bat element tScir home And besides, this bock to whirls I refer-the Pilot?connects it* story vti'n tbe land It ii perb-ps mere id tercsticg to me because I perfectly well recol lect the time when Paul Jones?wboee char actor :s somewhat reflected in the bero of tbe story?cemo np the Sol way in 177S in tho Hunger, though I was then le?s than ten years old tie kept the whole coast in a state of alarm for seme time, and was in fact the great scarecrow of that age and generation." "Mi. Cooper is a man of genius," said Lockhart; " no one can deny that; but it seems to uue that Brockden Brown was the most remarkable writer of fiction that Amer ica has produced There is a similarity in his stylo to that of the lladcliffe school, and in the tane of mind to <?i>d win's Caleb Williams; but in his machinery be is highly original. In hi* display of the darker passions, be sur passes III his models " '?That m-y be true," said Sir Walter, "but ii is neither a wholesome nor a popular spe cies of literature It ie almost wholly ideal. it ie not in nature . it is in fact contrary to it* Its scenes, incidents, characters do not repre sent life . they are alien to common experi ence. They do not appeal to a wide circle of sympathy in the hearts of mankind. The chiel emotion that it excites is terror or won der. The suggestive manner of treating every subject, aims at keeping the mind constantly on the rack of uncertainty This triek of art was long ago exhausted. Brown had wonder' ful powers, as many of bis descriptions show ; but I thick he was led astray by falling under the influence of bad examples, prevalent at his time Had he written his own thoughts, ha would have been, perhaps, immortal , in writing those of othor?, hi.- fame was of ooursa ephemeral. The conversation turned upon Bums Soott knew him well tie said that TamO Shanter was written to please a stonecutter, who had executed a monument lor the poet a father, on condition that he should write him a witch story, in verse tie stated that Butls was ac customed, in his correspondence, more espe cially with ladies, to write an elaborate letter and then send a copy of it to several persons, inoiiiying local and personal passages to suit each individual tie said that of some of these letters, he had three or four copies thus ad dressed to different persons, and all in tbe poet s handwriting. Wlj is a pretty young womam like corn in a time of scarcity' Because the ought to be husbanded. A Fgrtusate City?The Worcester Maw.) Transcript, in reporting a false alarm of fire, whinh took place a few days ago, says that the tire men of that city hid not been called out before, since June 20th, and that they have not worked their machines at a fire since lost February. Two youths who bad been skating near Lewiatowti, Pennsylvania; on Naw Year's day, were attacked with violent cramps and inflam mation. and ona of them died from the effects on Friday if last week It is conjectured they had become heated, and then laid down upon the ice. tip" At tbe Mayor's office, Clonmel, Ireland, a man was charged, in the graphic language of the constable w'no arrested him with thrash ing bis wife, w alloping his grandmother, acd Lcatmg his children. Tbe prisoner simply defended himself by spying that he was" re a* - oning with them " At a ball at Whitney Point, New York,, the company was startled at beholding a boy ot 15 years walk into the room in a somnam bulietic stale, arrayed in nothing but bisnigbt dress, tie was taken home before ho was awakened. fy Dr J. D. Hill has procured a manda mus, summoning the Erie county, N. Y., M;-d:cal Society to appear at Angelica, and slow cause why he should not be reinstated in his membership in that body. This suit ia looked upon as important by the society, and it will test their legal power to discipline re fractory members. A Dksf.ktkk from Mormojurm.?Elder John Hj d*\ who was sent some time ago from Utah as r. missionary to tbe Sandwich Islands, baa renounced the Mormon faith, and is engaged in exposing it" fallacies tie states that the consus of the inhabitant of the Territory of litah is false and exaggerated, exceeding, by fifty per cent , the actual population. In a town in Orange county, in the Staie of New York, there are now living a man and his wife who have not spoken for eight year3. They often go to work together, sleep in one bed, take tbeir meala, at the same table, and show not the slightest anger towards ench other. The only reason to be assigned for their obstinate and protracted silence is, that each is too proud to speak first. Thk Height or I*i;ratitld?.?The Ameri cms have sent us a noble vessel, and it is pro posed, in return, to send them a noble lord. An ambassador in exchange for r Ktso/utt. Small craft for a great craft! Truly the days ofGlaucus and Diomed have returned, and brass is given for gold. Well, we calculate the exchange is awful agin tbe statea. lea, siree, some!?London Punch tfT An admonition against hasty funerals occurred last week at Fremont, Ohio. Daniel Sterns, who bad been sick with a fever, appar ently died. All arrangements were made, and the triesds and the clergymen were assem bled to pay tbe last tribute of respect to the supposed deceased, when the body appeared warm to the touch Restoratives were ad ministered, and In a few minutes the man who came so near being buried alive, was sitting up. tie is now in a fair way of recovery. A Snxnr Contractor ?Speakingof ioe ad mit of * g??d ?ory?a fact, by the way? t jid of a noted contractor in Brooklyn. He obtained a contract from the city to fill ap certain *unken lots on Third Avenue, in tbe Eighth Ward. The contract wartakea ia the Fall of the year, and the lots were eovered with water to tbe depth of several feet; the first cold snap caused all of this water to torn into ice?then Mr Contractor eovered it over with dirt, and before the triek wosdieoorered received his pay under the eoutroot. The following Bprirg be .took another contract from the city for refilling the same sunken lots, but this time be iras oompelled te aet on the squoje?ha oould aSovd to ? N-Y. T*m?