Newspaper of Evening Star, February 19, 1857, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated February 19, 1857 Page 1
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fjfg~EVElfltfe STAB 18 pUBLlftllKD KVB&Y A.FIKKNOON, (EXCEPT SUNDAY,) AT THE STAR BUILDINGS, i 09B*r of Fennsvlvamia ate?ut and 114 strut, By W. D- WALLACH, an4 If wevrM to subscribers by carriers at SIX AND A QUARTER CENTS, payable weekly to the Agent*, papers served In packages at 71% rents per month To mall subscriber* the sub PcrlpUon prlcels THREE DOLLARS AND HF Tf CENTS a year m ?dr<i?r?,T WO DOLLARS iv six month*, and ONE DOLLAR for three nmnths; (or less than three months at the rate of Wi cents a week. CT SINGLE COPIES ONE CENT. VOL. IX, WASHINGTON, SUITABLE FOR CHRISTM4S AND NEW TEAKS' PRESENTS. JOHN H. 8.MUOT, No. 11? SOUTH side Bridge street, Georgetown, D C , ha* received a greit variety of useful and seasonable 6UOU4, to wbich he invites the attention of both ladles and geatlemen wao mly wish to make a Christ' mas and New Vears' Present. EMBROIDERIES. K'<"h worked Cambric Sets (Collars and Sleeve*) Do do Muslin do do Do da Muslin and Cambric Collars A great variety (low priced) do Worked Linen Sets and Linen do Rich worked Muslin Sleeves Black and white Lac? Sets and Collars Worked Cambric and Muslin Bands Kmbrolde'ed Lln?n Cambric Handkerchiefs Hemstitched, tacked snd plain do ? Black Chantllla and French Lace Veils Worked, quilted and hooped Skirts. also? MoWe Antique, Embroidered, Sat la and other Cloaks Double and single Brocha and other Shawls Rich Fan^y and Black Silks French Merinos, plaid Merinos Plain and prlnte.1 Mous L'delalnee Beat Paris Kid 8loves, all numbers Kid and Back Gauntlets Ladles, gent's and children'a Warm Gloves Do Hosiery, of every kind Portmonnales, and ladles' Cibas G*nta. Linen, Cambuc and Silk P.cket Handkfs Black and fancy fcllk Cravats. Scarfs and Ties Gents Shawls, Merino and Woolen Scarfs Children s Knit TUmu and Hoods Ladles, gents and boys' Comforts. Ac VV 1th many other desirable goods, which will be sold low to cash or prompt customers d<y J. H SVIOOT UNttlE'l Improved 8ewing Machine. To which w&? rruuted the Highest Award ol thereby receiving tb? World's Verdiet of Superiority. 'IIME IMPROVEMENTS IN THIS MA A chlae his simoll&ed them in rainy respects, aad they arecapableof executlngtwlcetheamonai worh they did formerly la any given time. They a/c without question the only Machine* ea pable of sewing every variety ct goods perfect; a shirt bosom or heavy trao*: for aarness can he tewn by any of these machines by aslmplerhaagr ?f needle and thread la such a manaer that the elosest scrutiny cannot detect a fault. Maatfacturers, planters and families will Had them the only safe Machines to purchase, as they ?re built strong aad durable, and aot likely to get out of order. We have maehlaee with gnagee attacked, fei hls?tiag ha??, cap-fro ate. gaiters. As. Silk, Thread, Cottoa, Needles, to., eeaetaatly * a band, at the lowe*t rates. Personsd*slrsue of information regarding Stw Isg Wachlaes wtli please addr-^s 1 M SINGER * CO., IIS Baltimore street. Baltimore. *f. B ? We are prepared to exchange the*? ma sh's?* for old machines of any kind Terms lib eral . Persona who have been laducedto purchase af?*rlor machine* under the pretext of betas ehe.op, will flad this a beaeftt Indeed. max !??ly STANDARD SILVEK. WARS. I AMNOWMANUFACTURINGPURESIL * ver Sdmu, Forks, Ladl-jj, Buiter, Fish, Pie, cake aad Ice Cream Knives, Su^ar Shovels and r<>og?, Napk!n Ring*, Cream, Gravy, Mustard and Salt Spodns, Ac , Ac , on my owa premises, and do not palm off on the pibllc Northern man ufact ired articles (which cannot always be re lied on as genuine) for m\r owa, bat every article made la mv establishment can and will be war ranted as above WATCHES ASU JEWELRY Of every description ani in great variety, con stmtly on hand, aid receiving fresh arrivals al most every day Tine (19 ks) G?ld Watches, from S40 to an"* wirran ed correct tlme ke-p-rs Coral, Cimeo, Mosaic and plain Gold Kra~lets, Pins and Ear-rings, (in sets or by tae sivjle piece.) Gold Vest, Son, Gu<?rd, Cbatalaln and Neck Chains, Seals, K-y*. Locked, Charms, sal a general assortment of goods usually kent la a Jewelry Store Fine Wach Repairing done bv an experleacnd and competent workman, and all work warranted to give satisfaction at Xfi Pennsylvania avenue. *1- h. o Hoon. shawls: shawls:: A LARGE AND SELECT STOCK OF -**? Stella and other styles of ShawU, suitable for the approaching Spring, now on hand, and will be sold at a very low price, by the aubscrioer, 214 I eaa avenue, between lith and 13th streets. feb 3-eolm FRANK A. McGEK. NOTICE. time is muhev, tBLOCKS !? CLOCKS !!? CLOCKS !!!? Call ^ at the Great Clock Emporium, opposite 1 Browns Hotel, and *e thr greatest assort ment of CLOCKS this side of New York Good Clocks warraated forSl.30 Also, all s=? kinds Clock Materials. Ulls, Cords, Balia, Keys, Weights, Ac The trade suppUei at wholesale 5???: Ca h or Clocks given in exchange for oil Silver or Gold Wat ;hes Also, good Watches for sale low. Ca'l and see for veurselves, at J ROBINSON'S, :M9 Pa ay., Jan opposite Browns' Hotel. MILE AND CREAM. F^RE-H MILK AND CREAM, BUTTER ?*eESE, EGGS, HONEV, and VEGE iAHLLb, constantly on bard, in any quantities. brtt D?,rT Parma In Maryland, at IS* lOvh street, near the avenue, by J?nM-lm? fl. N. ANDRUS. CITY OF KEOKUK (IOw7) UU.1UI. rpHE SUBSCRIBERS. AGENTS FOR THE ?- sale of these Bond*, re^ ?e-.t the attention of persons wlshln? to make safe investments, to th^e s?~arlti*s Taey can be sMd so as to pay 19 per cat per annum interest. The Coupon* are pav *^5.^ New York, and also received in payment of Taxes to the city of Keokuk ; and the Bonds are s^.irel by aa equal amount of the stock of the Keokuk and Fort l>-s Moines Railroad aad in ty be convened into said slock at tte option cf the hoidsr We r^ard them as one of the very beat securities la the market PAIRO A NOURSE, fcbi-lm 15th street, oppo T ea<ury Dept. COAL KE?T (JlUKt; COVER. lbs. to tAs To* ?VOW ON H>ND. THE BEST QUALITIES ot Waits A?h, Red Ash a ad Leatgh COAL. Wamnttd to firt <itisfir.no* Dellvrrod free from dtit. Alert, Hickory. Oak and Pine WOOD. ? _ T J A W. M. GALT, N. W. corner Utkand C streets. No ?7, do-, i?-tf one square south of Pa avenue. BOOK BiNDinti. Csr??? E ?v?t\ Strut ??,i MirWlmn4 stissi. t ^ Smttbsomiam Institution ^DWAKD LYCETT RESPECTFULLY 1N A f^rms the ?abeerlbrs to Bsown'e Bible aad Shakspeve, aow just completed, that he Is pre pared to bind thoee woris in a superior etyle of ei jgaace, sireagth aad solidity, and upon much more reasonable terou than caa be done la ttaltl. m^re, Pntladelphla, or N^w Vork. A letter ad dr-j?<ed to him (per po?t) will enable him to ex hibit to the subscribers specimens of his style of binding. Every klad of fink Binding neatly ex ^ se n-Ana STUCK IN THE OLD DOMINION COAL COtfANT, AV1AWHV COUNTY VIRGINIA. SUBSCRIPTIONS WILL BE RECEIVED O ?t the Haaslag House of Chubb Brother* for ?he remaining stock of the ab--?ve company be ing three hundred share's The capital utoct i? ?US) u?9 (dollars.) of whlth #70 001 has be?n ?ubscrlb?d The mines are now prepared f<>r a'tlve operations, and 9 p?r ce:t Interest wul be a itran(e>el upoj the eto-Tk now offered for svle. by the orlgla<il stockholders, for the period of tw) years Particulars la regard to the stock and Its proe W>U be made known upon application to <?IUBB BROTHERS J" *7 P_.JP DANDRIDGK, Ageat^ A_ '-10 000 FEVt'H tkee* T TEN DOLLARS PER HUNDRED?FOR saie at my Naraery, near Washington.MA The above tr?^s are all of lae growth, aad wlw of the oes; s?u^ct fruit ZXL k 5a of OR N A M EN TA L, L J5V# ,SHAI,K' and FR V1 T TREES ** " tf JOSHUA PE1RCE ( )PlfKA "L VHSKSl *'U FF AND CIGAR T Boxee, fla? Goods /or PresiuU. Ac , at ^ U J Mclaughlin's. Jv? 90 tf No *<M, between tith and K;h sts. V^LEN FINES, WHOLES 1LE AND RE * tail, the largest stock In this ci y. No 20 between '?ta aad 9*h streets ' >an??-tf h j. Mclaughlin a co Orange and albaandria rail. road Six Par Cent. Hoods for sale by JaaW-Hawlm KIGGS A CO. TO ALL THAT VALUE THEIR SIGHT \Y7iSHE8 TO CALL THE ATTENTION Yv to all that suffer wltli defective sight, caused by age. slcfcnees, and particularly from glasses In) .d'clously selected, to his superior SPECTACLES and GLASSES carefully ground by himself to a true spherical accuracy, and bril liant transparency, suited precisely and benefi cially to the wearer according to the concavity or eonveilty of the eye. Very numerous are the 111 effects caused to the precious organ of sight from the commencement of using glasses in not being precisely suited, by the use or an OptomtUr; and the practice of many years enables him to meas ure the focal disease of the eyes, and such glass es that are absolately required will be furnished with precision and satisfaction. JOHN TOBIAS acknowledges the very libe ral encouragement already obtained, and farther solicits the patronage of tnose that nave not yet availed themselves of his aid Persons that cannot conveniently call, by send ing the glasses in use, and state how many Inch es th?y can read this print with their spectacles, can be supplied with such as will improve their sight. Innumerable testimonials to be seen; and ref erences given to many who have derived the greatest ease and comfort from his glasses. Circulars to be had gratis, at nls office, No. ?12 SEVENTH STREET, Urn dtort /rem Odd Ftllowt' Hull, VP mill. Nokfolx, September 7, 1?54. Sir?The Spectacles yon made for me suit very well, and seem to have Improved my sight more than any other 1 have lately tried. L1TT. W. TAZEWELfc 1 have tried a pair of Spectacles obtained from Mr. Tobias, and find them of great assistance to ray sight, and corresponding with his description at the focus. 1 recommend him as a skillful op tician. . HENRY A. WISE. Having been Induced by a friend to vlsltthe es tablishment of Mr. Tobias for the purpose of try ing his glasses, I was furnished by hiio with a pair slightly colored blue, which naVe afforded ihe more relief and gratification than any 1 have ever tried. My sight, originally very good, was injured by writing and reading at night, fre criently to a very late hour; but with the aid of these glasses I can study almost as late as ever, and that too without the pain 1 have previously suffered. JOHN WILSON, Late Commissioner Gren'l Land OlM, December 11, 1856. 1 have u?ed Mr. Tobias's Spectacles fer thre* sr four months, and take great pleasure la say lag that 1 am nrich pleased with them. 1 havs been much benefitted by them. May 5th, 143*. 9F.OR P.8CARI3VRV*. 1 wis recommended to Mr. Johi Tobias as a skillful optician; and as I have eye* of remark able peculiarity. I was gratified to find that Mr Toblat.seemed to comprehend them by Inspec tion and some slight measurement, and he has made me a pair of Spectacles that salts me ad mirably. A. P BVTLER. July 11,193?. Wi:nm?TON, N. O., Jan. 27, 1854 Mr. J. Tunas: Dear Sir?I am happy to say that the Spectacles wlilch 1 obtained from you last week are entirely satisfactory. From an Inequal ity In the visual range of my eyes, 1 have hereto found great difficulty In getting glasses of the proper focal distance. It affords me pleasure to state that, by the aid of your optometer, this diffi culty has been happily obviated so that the glasses you furnished me ere decidedly the best adapted to my eyes of any 1 have ever vet used. Very respectfully, yours, R. B. DRAN E, Rector of St James' parish. DnrAnvMnsT of lNvaaioa, Msy7,1955. From natural defects and the unequal range of my eye*, 1 have been compelled to use glasses for several years. 1 have tried different opticians without obtaining glasses perfectly fitted to my eyes. Four months since Mr. Tobias made two pairs especially for me, which 1 have found to serve me perfectly. By the use of his optometer he Is enabled to adapt Glasses minutely to the cyw. 1 most cheerfully recommend Mr. Tobias to all having occaslon'to use glasses and bear my testi mony as to hi#skill as an optician. HENRY E. BALDWIN, Assist. Sec'y to sign Land Warrants. P S?OPERA GLASSES of great variety, TELESCOPES A MICROSCOPES, WATCH MAKER GLASSES, and many other article? la this line at very low prices constantly on haad. lyia-iy PROTECTION AND INDEMNITY FROM LOSS 1ST FARE ! FIRE, M ARINE, AND INLAND INSURANCE. Jlutfiorite-J Capital arui S'.rrylus...91,339,141 13? FARMERS AND MECHANICS' INSUR ANCE CO , OF PHILADELPHIA. 0flee northwest corner Pennsylranxa avenue and 17(A street, Wa>*tn<lon City, D. C. DIP ECTOR8. Hon.Thos. B. Florence, Charles Dinger, George II. Armstrong, Thomas Manderfield, Charles A Rubicnm, Edward R. Helmbold George Helmbold, P. Carroll Brewster, James E Neall, lse.ac Leech, Jr. THOMAS B. FLORENCE, President. ?DWARD R flET.MBOLD,Secretary. LOCAL SURVEYORS. Charles Walter, No. U97 D street, opposite City flail. Jno. M.Thornton,cornerFlratetreetand Virginia avenue, Island. Jam** Williams, No.92 7 our-and-a-half street. John Ruglus, No. 501 Thirteenth stiect, below (Vnnsvivaun a Venn ?. MARINE SURVEYOR. Capt.J. P. Levy, No. 3>37 Ptnugyiv&niaavenns, opposite National Hotel. GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT. John Thomasoi. The business of this Company will compare fh ?orabiy w.th toe mo t successful of similar insula* liens In the United States. Prom the 1st day of August, 18S6, in five months, up t > 1st January, 1856, ths premiums received amounted to the large sum of one hundred and eight thousand, one hundrod and fifty-one dollars, with only forty-six hundred and sixty six dollars looses :epcifd With these evla-jnccs of success and good man agemeut, the directors fe? I justified in soliciting s share uf putlic patronage, believing that the secu rity offered is sortie, and that a'l fair claims will be a4)u.tted more according to equity than legal techni calities. The company is prepared to iame policies aorair.M low or damage by fire on DWELLINGS, FURNI TURB, MILLS, MANUFACTORIES, WARS nOUSKS, all dsecrintions of BUILDINGS, and tneir contents, or ail ainds of MBRCI1ANDI8E, transported by VBSSEL8, STJJ AM BOATS, CA NAL BOATS. RAILROADS, and the usual con veyances to or from any portion of EUROPB and AMKRICA, and on the hulls of STEAMBOATS navi^iung the western waters. The rates of premium will be as low as other companies, and in flxiig them every improvement in construction and a:rang?.ment will be taken into consideration. Al! losses speedily adjusted and pro nptly paid. Office u r;h west c. rner Fenn?{yivar.ld avenue and {??.vent, mill street, Washington city, D. C. J \ rtrr.net may alio be ejected at the Home GMfcs, ] !f- rih eert corner IVahnU arid Serot*J Streets, it t \ia, and in other principal cities of the United ?tales by authorized officers of the company. )e 14-lyi UiTll MATH l /CONSTANTLY ON HAND A FULL V/ supply of BEEBE'S - NEW YORK STYLES, together with TAYLOR'S H A T S , of BALTI MORE. The best black dress HATS got up in the latest style for S3 50, as good as thoee usually sold at *5: and a good fashion able Hat at Bj, worth S4; and a first-rate Hat,?'2?. The best materials aad the best workmanship 1* employed to nroduce a B5 Hat, which Is sold for S3.S0 We do 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 Balm of a Thousand Flowers Price 'J5 cents per bottle. ANTHON Y. 7th street, nearTa. ayease, Ageat f >r a New York Hat Company. se J6-tf SECOND-HAND MELODBOJI8, BUT _ in use a slwnt time, for sale or rent, very low, at our great Piano Store, between ?th and 10th ?fjUif JOHN F ELLIS. SOAPSTONE 6RIDDLKS.?THE OAKKS eaa be browned handsomely oa these Griddles Without grease and smoke jan *)- ?? FRANCIS, 4?7tkst. 3 orritut. Tikasckt Dipabtmkit, Not. 29, 1856. Notice is hereby given to holders of stock of the loans of tbe United Stat. s, that this department will purchase the saras until the 3d of March next, unless the sum ol $1,500 000-.hall be previously obtained, and will pay in addition to the interest act. rued from the date of the la^tsemi annual divi dend of interest thereon, together w.th one day's additional interest for the money io 'each the ven dor, the following raie? of premium on eaid mocks: For the stock of 1812, a premium of 10 per cent. For the stock of 18l7 aii!a 1848, a premium of 16 per cent; and for the stock of 1850, commonly called r**xa* Indemnity Stock,a premium of6 per cent. Certificates of stock transmitted to the depart ment, under this notice, must be assigned to the United States, by th - parly duly entitled to receive the proceeds. II ot nt between riate hereof and the 1st day of January next, the currcnt half y.ar\< in tsrest must be assigned by the prepe.nt stockholder, or it will be payable as heretofore, and a corres ponding deduction be made ironi the amount pay able for the stock. Payment for the stocks so assigned and tranrmit ted will bn ma lo by drafts on the Assistant Treasu rers at Boston, lfew York, or Philadelphia, at the option ol the parlies entitled to receive the money, w''1 k 'hou'd be expressed in the letters aecomjia nying the certificates. JAMES GUTIIRIE, ire l-JuMM?ohl BCCr,;'"y "" T" BANKING HOUSE CHUBB BROTHERS. 0^o8JT3-deposits kkckivbd and P ld-wlt*out charge. Drafts on the northern s?aboard cities received on Deposit at par an,l Exchange on said Cities furnished to de positors wl'hout charge. * OJ! Deposits -Interest will b-a' upoi^ ?n P081'8 at 8uch rale? a^ ? *y *e agreed YIR?""A and Uncurrknt Mo net.?Deposits In Virginia and other Uncurrenl Mwtey received to be checked for, payable In K.cb.d?y'" "**"?we '<*? V?,T 0tr8' Draft?. and Bills of Er u111to"??**, and Loans made ou Stwks, Bond*, and Securities, at the market Lhtthrs ot Credit.?Letters of Credit wl'.l negot,able in the different Cities of the United States,on Deposit of Money or Collat eral", and Interest aUowcd L. Money Is deposited, b? a^lupin ?U SU?h t?rmS M may ,f1K*v*LII*G Bills of Fxchanob.?Travelers mi ^ ?"},'!lecl w,th d,a,t8 ln 8UCh 8um* as ^ f* ed negotiable ln the different t itles or ine Union. Bills and Lkttirs of Crrdit on England, Ireland ARB? fccROPB ?Blhs of Exchange and Lettersof LreJlt on England, Ireland and Eu rope, furnished at the market rate for Exchange. In sums to suit. 8 * BoifDs, Stocks, Ac _Bonds, Stocks, and Se curities paying from ? to u V cent , always for sale, or bought in the different Cities at a com mission of a 4 W cent. Where Stocksare bought upon orders, we reserve the right to call for a de Em! hJ ^ on the C08t' Bond* or Slocks Will be ordered by telegraph. r?!^A1?L.wOAD'i:,.TY? A u Stat* Bonds ? Rali r ad, Clt7, and >tate Bonds can be placed ln our hands for negotiation either ln this country or wlthIBonds r Ir?* Purchase<1 {cr ?"h or ^A1,D. Warrants.?Land Warrants bought at the market rates All Warrants sold by us are guirantced ln every respect Land Warrants located on commission. if r^uestedrnint quotatlon9 re^larly furnished n?^!ifIantg wlU be forwarded to Wntern Houses or?fnt ,or 8ale on commission to re sponsible parties Rbal Estate a?d Instjrancks.-Real Estate bought and sold, and Insurances effected l'T .LrtIMSr.OIf THB U*,TBD 8TATBS, CoCRT OF p?wMto.LV pro"ca,M b",bl? ?ud u?o-r CHUBB BROTHERS, Jan 11 Opposite the Treasury. GREAT GIFT BOOK STORE, UHP Eli DEXTER'H HOTEL. An Immense assortment ef Mew Book* _ wlU be opened This Day, AND AN ENTIRELY NEW LIST OF PRESENTS will be distributed to cur patrons hereafter. Members ok congress, citizens, and &FRANGERS will find our stock of Books worth their attention. It lathe lar, rV. and most valuable assortment ever opened in this city, comprising Standard and .Miscellaneous orks In all the departments of Ancient and Modern Science, Literature, and Art. Also, all PublI,catl?a?, Annuals of the Season, Bibles, Prayer Books, New Editions of the I'o eta, Ac., Ac , in Turkey Morocco, Antique, Vel vet, and other rich and superb Bladings, ele gantly illustrated. * ' A P R K 8 K N T worth from 25 Cents to *100, will'be given f.m mediately after the sale) to every puichaser of a Book for which we receive SI or more. IC^5 per cent of all our net receipts will be placed in the hands of His Honor the Mayor of Washington, to be distributed for the benefit of the Poor of the city. j*' the Old Stand, under Dexter >s Hotel, sign of the Red Flag. J?3 B-tf J. 1'HILBRICK, Agent. Rectifying Establishment. THE UNDERSIGNED TAKES TU1S A method of Informing liquor dealers that he has fitted up a RECTIFYING ESTABL1SH MEN T la this city, and is now prepared t* sup ply all those who mav favor him with their cus I?.m ..^e baa on hani a large stock of Brandies, Gin, Wines, and Old Whiskeys, which he can | seU at as low a figure as they can be purchased for either la Baltimore or Philadelphia ^ B? The subscriber lias also on hand, a large lot of t orelgn and Domestic Cigars peter fegan, . 85 Louisiana avenue, near 10th at. Jan 14-6m* PI*. 3ST Pm av?.,?pptsite NatUnal Uatel. JONAS P. LEVY, IMFORTCA AND DIALER IB FINB WINE8, BEANDIKS, GROCERIES, A1TD CIGARS HAS IN STORE a VER^ CHOICE As sortment of Champagne ln quwts and pints, IX L; and Tresan de Bausey, ana other desirable Brands; Brandy In cask and bottles, Vintage 1777 lo 1840; Ruins of all kinds: Whiskeys 1340 to 1B59 ; Holland Gin of a*l kinds ; Claret Wines of all brands Burgundys do do Saturne do do Sherry do do Maderla do do Port do do German da do Hock do do Italian do do Hungarian do do English Ale and Porter of all brands do *<> Cordials ,lo do Cross ft Black wells Loadon Pickles and Preserves cf all kinds Coffee. Sugar, Teas, *.0 , Ae ?*7 .?"Jn a*enue' orposite National Hotel. Jan V3-ly JONAS P. LEVY. OANCIRfl, SKCOND ANV LAST QUARTER PROF. H. W. M UNDER. RESPECTFULLY announces 'o his friends and the public generally, that his second and last 4 uarter will commerce from the isl to tbe ?th ofFeliruary All that wish to prepare, for the 6rand May Festival, would do] well to enter their names 1 muted lately.

The Fancy D nces this season, will far excel any that has ever been Introduced In this city by himself or any other teacher. His agreeable Soirees, which has been so ex tensively patronized this season, will continue ?very WEDNESDAY EVENING, (weather per ultting) uotll further notice. JansKMw ^lOHrOElIlOK STOCK* fsr sale by ^ feb ft-4 CHUBB BROTHERS. 'FULLY & HORSES, CARRIAOKS. HARNESS* fcc., CV_ FOR SALE. ( A gentleman. soon to leave the] city, offers at private sale? " An elegant pair of bay C ARRI AGE HORSFS, half brother!*, of Ecllnsl stock ft and 7 yearsold, over 1ft hands high, fast travellers, of spiendl<l stvle and action, suited to all harness ar.?l the sad dle, without fault or blemlth, and believed to have no equals In the District. An extra HORSE, closely mating and used al ternately with the above} bay, of Trustee stock, 7 year* old, sound and kTnd, and suited to all harnets, particularly valuable as a single family horse A beautiful BAY MARK, of Messenger rtock, S years old. 15 hands high, of great sp?*>d and bottom, sound and kind, and remarkably fine as a ladles' saddle horse. A stylish FAMILY COACH,nearly new,cost SO.*). A hand'ome FAMILY CARRIAGE, nearly new, sultab'e for summer and winter, cost S8S0 A LEATHER-TOP BUGGY, of handsome style, nearly new, cost S J50 A set of elegant DOUBLE HARNESS, u*ed but a few times, cost $150 Lot of DOUBLE and SINGLE HARNESS, Saddles, Bridles, Ac Only such as are willincr to pay fair price need apply. Enquire at this office. feb tfl-2iwtf NATIONAL EATINO HOI SK. Corner of tifA street and Pennsylvania arenw. '?"?HE PROPRIETORS OF THIS OLD, 1. weJ known, and popular establish ment beg leave to remind the citizens gen erally, and strangers vi-itlng the metropolis, J*'" *? that their larder in well supplied dally with every variety and delicacy of tbe season, each as OYS TERS, TERRAPINS, DUCKS, BIRDS, and GAME OF ALL KINDS, together with all the substantial. Our bar Is well slocked with the choicest Wines and Liquors of all kinds Dinner >nd Snpper Parties served as usual in the most approved style and at short notice. Meals furnished at all hours, day or night, and Board at moderate rates Wa Lave also Furnished Roomsard accommo dations for lodgings, and Parlors for the acccm modatlon tf gue?ts and parties. Families supplied as u^ial with Souii, Oysters, Ac WH. COKE St CHAS. MALORD, febll-eolm Proprietors CHAUNCEY WARCintR. WATCH MAKER. NO. ^4* STREET, SIGN OF THE LARGE and -mall Watch with Chain, near Shilling ton's Periodical Depot, corner of Pennsylvania avenue and street WATCHES. JEWELRY SILVER WARE. WATCH REPAIRING, Ac Chronometers, Repeating Watches, Duplex, Mantle Clocks, Lever, Jewelry, and Horizontal, Sliver ware Musical, and REPAIRED. JEWELRY AND SILVER WARE made to order. l?7*Removed from 370 Penn'aavenge, Browns H otel, to tbe above location nov ?i4-ec3m C. WARR1NKR Blankets and comforts?just received and on sale? 2 bales superior heavy and low priced Blankets 1 do large and warm quilted Comforts Also, in store a superior assortment of Bed Quilts Sheetings, pillows and bolster case Linens and Cottons Tabic Damasks in picces, and Cloths, all s!zes Table Napkins, Overlays and Doylies matching English and French \N ine or Dessert Cloths. CLA6E1T, DODSON A CO., No 4 Market Space, Deal ere in all kinds CARPETIXGS, OIL CLOTHS. MATTINGS, RUGS MATS, DRUGGETS. CUR TA I X MATERIALS nn4 cthtr HOUSE-FURNISHIXG DRY GOODS. Teb G-eo2w MARTIN'S WHISKEY.?50 BARRELS Martin's Kentucky Whiskey just receive* and 'or sale by fettlUteo BARBOUR A SEMMES. W. W. HACKNEY. W. B DAYTON. ll&t&NEY A DAVTON, RmI Estate and General Land Ageccy, OWAHA ClTT, N . T. feb 14-TuA.F4m Proposals for Erecting th* MarinsHospital at St- Marks, Florida. 1" Treas.oryDepart.mest, ) Washington, December 27, 1*56 ) ROPG3AL3 WILL BE RECi-lVLl) AT iiilS department until the *5ih day of February, A D 18j7, a 12 o'clock, u on, for tbe construction oi the Mar ne Hospital authorized to be erected at St. Marks, Floii .a according to the plans at-d speeifi e a'ioiie prepared at this department; said propria s to ba eiih' r for the whole building or separate l'r>r the diPVrent kinds of work; bills of parcels mu?i in evuy case accompany ea^h bid; with the amount of ra*h kind cf work,aud the total amount carried out; the department receiving the ri;?ht to rejector accept the ptoporals hereby invited, or any parts thereof, evhen it df?mi the inteiest of the United States re quire* i'; the department also reserves the rght to exclidc tile b'd of a .y person or persons who tbei? is just < au.se to believe will uot'aiilitiilly peifountlie conira-t , or which they l.ave attempted to i btain by indirection; anil all bids when there stall e par lies interested who do not join in the bids, a ad ail hi s tha*, upon investigation, are below a fair pricc for the work. Bids will not be received in grosr, and no contract will b? a war.led to a bidder unless details are lit. niched the department of the prices of tbe different kinds oi wuri. and material?, which shall he subject to the revision oi the department, so that it may adapt the whole or part of the bid, a< the interest of | the United .-ta'es may re-jui e. Ninety per cent, ot me amount of work done and materials delivered, according to contraet pr ce, (ta d am iunt to be ascertained hv th* esiimate ?fan a-:eiii<.f he depart ment. appointed f'-r that purpose,) will be paid fr> rn time to ime, as the work pro trres es, a :d ten p r cent, retained until the comple tion of the contract, and acceptance oi tho work, Ac.,by the agent aforesaid, and be forfeit) dir. the event of non-fclfilm<iit of contract. Con'raot>. will be awarded only to masier builders and mechanics, and the a?i>ignm ut thereof, except by constant of tbe Secretary of the Treasury, will be a forfeiture of the same. Each ptapoiai must b?? accompanied by a written fC a'antee, signed by two responsible persons, (ccr tified to be si by the United States district judge or attorney of the paid district,) in the sum of $5,000 for the whole work, or ot a prop rtiorate amount,If for any part, that the bidder will, when required, if his proposal b- accepted,enter into acontractand bond, wiin proper and sufficient securities for Its faithial perfumanee. Foim of bond and certificate required will be fur tmhed on application to the department. Plans, specifications, and working drawings can be had on application to the department. Xo hid unll be considered unless if fully complies in all its it taxIs with the requirements of this adivrtise metU. The proposals must be sent to this department, addressed to the Secretary of the Treasury, and plainly endorsed " Proposals for the Mariue Hospital at St. Marks, hla and w II be opened at rneo'ch ck, p. in, of the la*t day natrud for receivinethe ?ame. JAMES GUTHRIE, dec29-3tawtFeb25J Feereta-yof the Tna^ury. Almanack del'illustration lor 1*37 ?Irophetlque do; Cotnlque do; Pour RIre do; De France do ; de la Mere Glgogne do; du Marin: Astrologlguedo; du Maglclen des Sa Ions do; du Magazln I'lltoresqiie do.Numerously Illustrated. Price 15 cents each Imported from Paris by feb 13 FRANCK TAYLOR. NEW ROOKS.?MAGDALEN HEPBURN, by Mrs Olyphant; Henry Lyle, by Miss E. Maryat, daughter of Capt. M ; the Two Lovers, or a SMers DevoMon, by author of Twin Sisters; Don Bernardo's Daughter, by W H. Alnaworth. FERGUSON, feb 12 4M 7th street NEW PICTORIAL HISTORY OK THK United States, for *ehools and families, by Benson J. Lewslng, author of Pectorial Field llook of the Revolution. Illustrated with over 900 line Engravings Price to cents. Just pub lished, and for sule ?t TAYLOR fc MAURY'S feb 17 Bookstore, near ?th st. IRi.SII ARRIVAL. WE ARE RECEIVING TO DAY, FRESH Cove Oysters, Fresh Lobsters, Fresh Pine Apples, Fresh l'caches, Fresh Tomatoes in her metically see led cans; and Apricots In jars, all of the most superior quality. 1 Kii*G A BURCUELL, feb 3 Cor. Vermont av. and 15th stree'. JOHN F. RLLIS, 3 6 Fenusylvaala ave. nue, between Otb and 10th, four doors from the corner of 10th street, the meet extensive whole sale and retail Piano Forte, M usic, ind .Musical Instrument Establishment in Washington city. I feb 11 I EVENING STAK. GOING DOWN HILL. BY SOLOXAN HOWEKT. l??ks bad, ' exclaimed farmer White with an expressive shake of the head, a< he passed a neglected earden and broken down fence, in ono of his daily walks. " Bad enough," was the reply of the com panion to whom tbo remark was addressed "Neighbor Thompson appears to be running down hill pretty taat. 1 can remember the time when everything around his little place was trimmed tidy " "It is quite the contrary now," returned tho farmer. " House, out buildings, and grounds all show the want of the master's care. I am afraid Thompson is in the down ward path " "H* always appeared to boa steady, in dustrious man, ' rejoined the second speaker "I have a pair of boots on my feet at this mo ment of his mako,.and they have dune me gcod service." ;;1 generally employed him for my self and family," was the reply, ?? and I must confers that he is a good workman; but, nev ertheless, I beliove I fhall step into Jack bmivh s, this morning, and order a pair of 1 t>otfi that I need. I always make it a rule never to patroniie those who appoar to be running behind hand. There is generally some risk in helping those who do not help themselves." " Very truo; and as my wife desired me to see about a pair of shoes for her this morning I will fellow your example and oall up.,n Mmtn. He is no great favorite of mine, how ever? an idle, quarrelsome fellow." "And yet he seems to be getting ahead in tho world,'' answered the farmer, and 1 am willing to give him a lift, liut I have an er rand at the butcher's?step in with me for a moment, I will not dotain you " ? At the butchcr's they met the neighbor who had been the subject of their previous con versation. He certainly presented rather a sliabl?y appoarance, aod in his choice of meat tiiore was a regard to economy which did n>?t escapc the observation of farmer Whito Af ter a few passing remarks, the poor shoemaker U.ok his departure, and the butcher < pened his account book wi'.h a somewhat anxious air. saying. cs ho charged the bit of meat: " I believe it is time that neighbor Thomp son and I come to a settlement. Short ac counts make long friends." '?No time to lo.^e, I should say," remarked the farmer. V l?doe^ . U*TC y?a beard of any trouble neighbor \\ hite 7" " No, I have heard nothing; but a man has the use of his own eyes, you know; and I never trust any one with my money who is evidently going down hill " "Quite right; and I will send in my bill this evening I have only delayed on account of the sickness the poor mnn has had in his family all winter. 1 suppose he must have run behind hand a littlo, but still I must take care of number one.*' "Speaking of Thompson, are you'" ob served a by-stnnder, who appeared to take an interest. " Going down "hill, i3 he ' I mun look out for myself, then. He owes mo quite a snug sum for leather. I did intend to give him anothermonth'scrcdit; but, on the wh? le I guess the money would be as cafe in inv own pocket " * Here the four worthies separated, each with his mind filled with the aCiirs of neighbor Thompson, the probability that he was goiu*' down hill, and the best way of giving him a push. ? In another part of the little village similar scenes were passing '?I declare !" cxclaimcd Mrs. Bennett, the dress maker, to a favorite, as she hastily with drew her head from the window whence the had been g:zingon the parsers by, " if there is net Mrs Thompson, the shoemaker's wiie coming up the stops with a parcel in her hand' bue wants to engage me to do her spring w?k I suppose, but I think it would be a venture' tvery ono says they are runuing dwwn hill and its a chance if I ever get my pay." ?' She always has paid us promptly," was the reply. " True , but that t as in tho days of her prosperity. I cannot pfford to run any risks " Xfie entrance of Mrs Thomp-oi prevented further conversation. She was evidently sur prised at the refusal cf Mrs Bennett to do hi y work for her. but as great pressure cf business was pleaded as an excuse there was nothing to be said, and she soon took leave. Another application proved equally unsuccessful It was Grange how - u>y the village drcss-mak^r* had suddenly become On her return home, the poor shoemaker's wifo met tho teacher cf a small rchool in the neighborhood, where two of her children at tended. '?Ah! Mrs. Thompson, I am glad to see you," was the salutation " I was about cal! ing at your hou.-e. Would it be convenient to settle oar little account this afternoon ?'? " Our account!" was the surprised reply "Surely, the term has not yet expired !" 4 Only half of it, but my present rule is to collect my money at that time. It is a plan which many teachers have adopted of late " 4 I was not aware that there had been any change in your rules, and I have made ar rangements to meet the bill at the usual time. I fear it would not be in my power to do to sooner." The countenance of the teacher showed great disappointment, and as she passed on in a different direction, she muttered to herself: "Just as I expected. I shall never get a cent Everybody says they are going down hill. 1 must get rid of the ohildron in some way. Perhaps I may get a pair of shoes or two for payment for the half quarter, if I manage right, but it will never do to go on in this way." A little discomposed by her interview with the teacher, Mrs. Thompson stepped into a grocery to purchase some trifling article of family stores. 441 have a little account against you Will it be convenient for Mr Thompson to settle it this evening1 asked the oivil shopkeeper, as he produced the desired article. 44 Is it his usual time for settling?" was again the surprised inquiry. 41 Well, not exactly, but money is very tight just now, and I am anxious to get in all tnat is due me In future, I intend keeping short accounts. Ilere is your little bill, if you would like to look at it. I will call around this evening. It's but a email affair." 44 Thirty dollars is no Fmall sum to us just now," thought Mrs. Thompson, as she thought fully pursued her way towards home 41 It eecms strange that all theee payments must be met just now, while we are struggling to recover from the heavy expenses of the winter. I cannot understand it " Her perplexity was increased upon fiadint her husband with two bills in his hand an* a countenancc expressive of anxiety and con cern. "Look, Mary," he said, as she entered. " Gere are two unexpected calls for money one from the doctor, and the other from the dealer in leather from whom I purchased my last ttock. They are both very urgent for immediate payment^ although thoy have al ways been willing to wait a few months until I could make arrangements to meet their cl iime. But misfortunes never come single, and if a man once gets a little behind hand, trouble seems to pour in upon him " 4< Just so," replied the wife. 44 The i.eigh bors think we are going down hill, and every one is ready to givo us a push ; here are two more bills tor you?one from the grocer and the other from the teacher." Reply was prevented by a knock at the door, and the appearanco of a lad who presented a neatly folded paper and disappeared. 44 The butcher's account, aa I live !" ex* THS WEEKLY STAK. This excellent FainUr and Nnrt Journal u,B,nK ? prater variety <* interesting ?j|njL ? t in can be fouad la any other?)? published on Saturday morning Single copy, per annunT*.* ....$! Wf. Xw> c?pi?? o Twenty copies V.V.w?V..'.V.V."*.** t ni advaiicb.** Paptr Frlce-TMait Cuhts PofTMAiTiit who ift hi agent* will b* illifjj a commlMlan of twenty prr ornt allowed o! aimed the astonished shoemaker ?? WK.? i- to be don., Mary ? So much mona, paid cut, ?nd very iittle comiag in for *>?. of my beat customers have left mt\ although my work baa always given satisfaction If 1 aould onlj have a* much employment aa usual and the usual credit allowed me, 1 could *>on satisfy these claim* ; but to meet thein now is impossible. and the acknowledgment of my in ability will send us still furthex on the down ward path." " We must do our beat and trust in Provi dence, was the conaolatory remark of hie wife, as a second knock at the dvoi arc used the fear that another olaimant was about to appear. But tho benevolent countenance of Unci* ?n but ever welcome visitor, pra Ih^i ^ ? a- we\ling hinaB#lf in tb* comfort able chair which Mary hastened to hand him, be said, in his somewhat eccentric but friendly manner: * iV^"' folks, I understand that tha world does not go quite as well with you a# formerly. What is the trouble ?" ''Th?r* necd beno tr?uble, sir," was tha reply .. if man would not try to add to thl a CI ictlens which the Almighty sees to be necea sary for us The winter was a trying one we met with sickness and misfortunes which we endeavored to bear with patience All would now go well, if those around me were ?ath *'erimUed ^ PU'h mt iDt0 tht downw*?l " B"t1t*,ere lie? difficulty, friend Thomp son This is a selfish world ; everybody, or, at least a great majority, care only for number h?M ? a7 !*Aa P9?r.n?'lfbbor going down hill, their first thought is whether it will af fect their own interests, and provided they can securc themselves, they care not how soon ha goes to the bottom The only way is to keep up arpearances-show no signs of going be hindhand, and all will go well with you*' , erJ true, I nele Joshua : but how ia this t) be done ? Hills which I did not expect to be cal.ed upon to meet for the next three , months are pouring in upon me ; my best eus I tomers are leaving me for a more fortunate rival?in sht<rt, I am on the brink of ruin, and nought but a miracle can save me ? A miracle which is very easily wrought, then. I imagine, my good friend What is tha amount of these debts which press so heavily upon you ; and how soon, in tke common course of everts, could yon discharge them"' " They do not exceed one hundred dollars " rcpiied the shoemaker; "and with my usual run ol work I could make all right in three or four monthf ?7i j wi" 6a^ 8,x>' wa8 tbe answer. "I will advance you one hundred and fifty dol lars for six months Pay every cent that you owe, and with the remainder of the mo ney make some slight addition or improve ment in your shop or house, and put every thing about the grounds in its usual neat or lbis plan for a few weeks, and wa will see whftt effect it has upon our worthy neighbors. No, no, never mind thanking me. 1 am only trying a little experiment on human nature. I know you of old, and have no doubt that my money is safe in your hands." Weeks pnssed by. The advice of unc!n Joshua had been followed, and the change in the shoemaker's prospects was indeed wonder tul. lie was now spoken of as one of the most thriving men in tho village, and many mar vellous stories were told to account for the sudden alteration in his affairs. It was gen erally sgrted that a distant relative had be queathed to him a legacy which had entirelj relieved him cf his pecuniary difficulties. Ojd customers and new ones crowded ia upon him They had never before realized tue beauty and durability cf his work Xho polite bu.cher selected tLe best pieces of meat for his inspection, as he entered, and was to* tilly indifferent as to the time of payment The dealer in leather called to inform him that bis best hides awaited his orders Tha tcacber accompanied the children home to tea, aud spoke in high terms of their improvement, pronouncing them among her best scholars lhe dress maker suddenly found herself frea frem the great press of wor*, and in a friendly note expressed har desire to oblige Mrs. Thompson in any way in her power " Jubt as 1 expected," exclaimed Uncle Joshua, rubbing his hands exultingly, as tha gratetul shoemaker oalled upon him, at tha expiration of six .uonths, with the money which had been loaned in the hour of need " Just as I expected A strange world ! They are ready to push a man up hill, if he seams to be ascending and just as ready to push him down, if they fancy that his face is turned tLiat way. in future, neighbor Thompson, let everything around you wear an air of pro* perity, aud you will be sure to prosper." Ar.d with a satisfied air. uncle Joshua placed Lis money in his pocket-book, ready to meet some other claim upon his benevolence, whilst he whom he had thus befriended, with light steps and cheerful countenance, returned to his happy home. Pictcbk or A Good Wife ?Will ou: young ipaiks who are pleased to think of a mfeaj? n e<-jgant plaything, intended only to dress and iance, visit and spend money, pleaae look at Ita fallowing picture of a good wre, drawn by the pencil of aolcmon.?Prov. XXXI. (*) Vena 10 Behold a virtuous woman, for her price is above rubies. 12. She riseth with day and prepareth broukf^st for her household; yea, before tha sun has risen she hath her maidens at work. 13 She eeeketh wool and fl*x, and layeth her hand willingly to the spindle, while her right hand merrily turneth the wheel 14 She Iookoth well to the way of her fam ily. and eateth not the bread of idleness 16. By her industry her cheeks are mada luddy like the rose of Sharon, yea, her nervea are strengthened, so that wbea she hearath talk of hysterics, she marveleth thereat. 17. iier bouse is the habitation of neatness, so that the heart of her husband is refreshed when he enters into her chamber. 18 She maketh fine linen and selleth it and delivereth much fine cloth to the mer chants. 19 Her husband is known in the gates by lhe fineness of his apparel, for she maketh trim clothes of silk and purple. 29 Iler children rise up and oall har blas ied, her husband also, and he praisath her. Scaelkt Fever.?The bills of mortality in almost all the large cities continue to attest :hea'arming prevalence of this frightful scourge of the young, atd even the smaller towns and rural district* seem to be unusually affected We do not open a paper hardly that is not freighted with the burden of cs lamity, and the daily reports in our own midst ,? a Mannish us that we are not exempt from a share in tho general affliction For soma years past the aunual recurrence ol this dis ease at this season has baffled the skill of the medical profession, and the present winter It seems to hate arrived at a climax Three and even more children in some quarters (all rietims to the scourge in a single family, and instances are not rare of its communication to adults. And not only is the fatality occasion sd by this fearful disease most distressing, but even when the unfortunate suflerer escapes aith his life he is frequently left with injured light or hearing In view of there sad facta ire ean only repeat the warning to be diligent in all possible precautions " I say, old boy!" cried Paul Pry, to to excavator, whom hoe?pied at the bottom >f a yawning gulf, 11 what are you digging Lhere7" 4; A big hole," the old boy replied. Paul was not to be j ut off in this fashion 11 What are you going to do with the hole? be asked. "Going to cut it up into small boleSj" rejoined the old boy, "and" retail them to farm en for gate poau."