Newspaper of Evening Star, April 3, 1857, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated April 3, 1857 Page 1
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the EVENING STAR m ITBL15HED EVERY AFTERNOON, {EXCEPT SUNDAY,) AT THE STAR BUILDINGS, Corntr 4/ Ptmmsiltanim atmai, and llrA ttrtet, Br W. D. WALLACH, six) i* Mrred to ?ubecnb?r? by enmer* st SIX AND A QUARTER CENTS. p*y?bt?. weekly to the Ajeuta; Mrred in packetee ?t 37>? oeata pec month. To mail ?aheeribereihesuNMsription pneeis THREE DOLLARS AND FIFTY CENTS ? year tm aJram>e, TWO DOLLARS for aix roonttt, Md ONE DOLLAR for three months; for >*? than three month* M the rate of MM oeata ? week. CJ-SINGLE COPIES ONE CENT. ? V ? 1 n c.? 1 ? UvitLu ir" 4 ? '* VOL. IX. WASHINGTON, D. C., APRIL 3, 1857. no. i.?w. THE FIRST FLOWER. *t jo** ?. wimiH, For ?(ei on our river borders, Triese tuwit in their tawny bloom. And willowy ttuda ot" do way silver. Have prophecied of tfpriai to oome. For aiM have the unbound waters Mauled on them iron their sebMy hem. And the clear aarol of the robin Aod song of blue-bird weleomoi thea. Bat Mrer yet from a mi hag river. Or eoag of early bird, have they Been fre?'.*d with * gtadder weioome Than whispers froui my heart to-day. They break the spell of eold aad darkness. The weary watch of sleepless pain: Aud from mr heart, as from the river. The ice of wmter melts again. Thanks, Mary ! for this wild-wood token Of Freya's loot-steps drawing near; A.most, ae ia the rune of A?(oed, The growing of the craes lltear. It is ae if the piaa-treee ceiled me From ceiled room and silent books. To see the daaoe of woodland shadows, Aad hear the song of April brooks! As, in the old Teutonic ballad Of Odenwald, live bird and tree, Forever live in song and beanty, tk> link my thought theee flowers and thee. The email bird's track, the tinv rain-drep, Forever mark the primal roea; Who knows bat theee idle vereea May leave some trace by Artichoke i And maidens in the fkr-ofl* twilights Repeal my words to breeze and stream* Aad wonder if the old tinte Mary Were real, or the singer's dream! [Xattonal Era. THE FORTUNE TELLER. My friend Campbell was an oddity. Every body said he had an odd look about him, and I know for a eertainty that he dined off odd platee, and lived in an odd house. In faet, this house was the very essence of oddity, be ing a long, low bnllt structure, of no particular style of architecture, bat a mixture of overy* thing in general In looking at the house from an artistic dis tance. two idea* were presented to the mind of the spectator. The first and most fanciful was that, in some awful convulsion of nature, the disjointed fragments of ancient and modern buildings had been thrown up together, and, in the coarse of time, bad become cemented, and thas formed the nncooth mansion of my friend Campbell. The second and most probable idea was. that the main part of the house had boen built by the first owner of the place, and that every suc cessive generation had thrown up an addition, according to their particular caprice. At any rate, it nad attracted Campbell's attention while on a hunting excursion among the hills, and the oddity of the structure, combined with its lovely situation, had induced him to pur chase it. The mansion inside was a veritable wonder. There were at least a hundred places where one could loee himself, even If one had been familiar with the place for years. Narrow en tries, with no apparent termination, queer doors, opening to no one knew where, suspicious cupboards, in the gigantic chimney, and other bewildering contrivances, suggested the idea that the original owner had been very romantic or else bad Wn a smuggler. The whole place presented as interesting a ?<tudy for the antiquarian as the catacombs of Egypt, or the ancient tombs of Italy. Only tba carious were obliged to adopt the usual pre caution of carrying with them a ball of twine, by whieh to retrace their steps through the labyrinth of passages Furthermore, the nlaoe bore the appropriate title of the "Mare's Nest/' a name bestowed upon it by my friend Compbell, who conceived that the house bore a reeemblanco to the fabu lous object of many a school-boy's search. But. whatever the house w?. no better man than Campbell ever lived. We had come across each other aecidcntally, at a time when I was in trouble, and my friend, then a stranger, bad < rendered me invaluable service, which in my whole lifetime I could not repay. A close ana lasting friendship had been the con^eauence, and almost every evening saw me stealing to wards the "Mare's Nest,' my urual recreation alter a hard day's work in the city. I was a lawyer, and perhaps in no other pro fession does one come across strunger phases of humanity. I think, certainly, there are no men better trained to read well and correctly ; the facee of those with whom they come in eon tart. than thoee who have been bred to law. I > may say, without boasting, that I was gifted io ' this respect to a remarkable degree. A case had come under my observation which I regarded with intense interest. It was aeon- I test between an ancle and neice, in regard to j property left by the father of the young lady. J Between the deceased man and his brother J a deadly hatred had existed for many years ; J but when the long absent brother returned sud denly, a few days before the sick man's death, a reconciliation took place. Long conferences were held between them, and all other persons j were carefully excluded from the room. Bat the sick man died mddenl v in one of these long | conferences, and the brother ?w plunged in seeming grief and dejection. After awhile be rallied sufficiently to open the ( will, whieh he said the deceased had entrusted ; to bis eare Contrary to the expectations of all, the bulk of the large property was conveyed to the living brother, and a .-canty pittance only to to each of the dead man's children. The will itself, which I examined carefully, was drawn up eorreetly by a lawyer in a neighboring Til lage. a man whose honesty I had had occasion to doubt before. It was regularly signed bv two witnesses, a servant of the deceased, and one whom the brother had brought with him from foreign parts Clara Clark, the eldest of the six children, aad a young, oeautifal and high-spirited girl, rejected witn haughty disdain the offer of her unole to lake tome of the younger children to bring u'i in the atfiaence to which they had always been accustomed t*he determined to dispute the will, believing it to be a forgery, and I was engaged as her counsel in the coming trial. Whether I should have been as much inter ested if my client had been a gentleman. I know not; but my sympathies were fairly enlisted in Clara s cauM, and I determined that she should via. though the prospects looked black. I firmly believed the present will was a forgery, but it must be proved. The lawyer who had drawn it up had probably been heavily bribed. The deceased s servant had been called sud denly away by the pretended death of a rela tive; but the other witness still remained with Lis master r*uch was the position of affairs when I commenced inv task. j i lu the first plaoe. I wanted to get a look at the principal ox the other side, and try the effect i.f my eye apon him. I soon had an opportu- J nity ">no of the preliminaries of the case was > being adjusted, and I met my man in the pres ence of a very few I fixed my eye on him. 1 Think it is hardly possible to describe such a l<*ce as bis; there was enough of cunning lu it < to make uie detest the man; even if I had known iiotbiug of him before. liis eyes, wandering about, suddenly en- ' Countered mine lie colored a little at first, but, the next nv>ment, I felt that I was baffled, llks large, powerful, sinister eyes, had compre hended my purpose My scrutiny was worth ( nothing at present, for my opponent had beeu suddculy rendered wary and cautious. I foil , from that moment that I had no common per- | son to deal with, and I experienced a sort of' Jleasure In the thought of baffling such a skil- ; ul enemy. I The remainder of the lime that I was in his presence, while I pretended to be busily writing, 1 watched for the betrayal of the slightest weak nods on his part Only once was he off his guard?a distant door in the building slammed suddenly, and I saw him start slightly and turn his face in the direction of the sound The result of that day 's work I jotted down in mv me mo random book. " There was another will. "He has not destoyed it for reasons of his own." "He is superstitious.'' All three of theee items were inferences on my part gained during the day's scrutiny. That there was another will, the rightful one. I was very sure It U?4 not b?en * WM M sure. The prospects of my opponent were too br ght at present to make it neoeseary to destroy the paper, but that he guarded it very care fully, I oould not doubt That the wai superstitious, I readily believed, and I deter mined to take advantage of it, if every other means failed. The next thing I did was to get a glim pee of the servant, lie was more evil looking, Ifpoe sible. than his master. The bold, swaggering, confidential air that be assumed streak me witn the idea that he was rather overdoing his part. However, I let him go for the present, deter mining to deal with the master, if I oould. How to outwit Clara's uncle and get the real will into my hands was my earliest and latest thought. I could sot go like a thief and steal it, even if I had known whore it w?l But in going home one night from the 44 Mare's Nest," I oonoooted a plan to obtain it without stealing I would frighten the man into delivering up the will. The next day I oalled on a person whom I had once befriended, and whom I knew would assist me. I told him onough of the story for him to comprehend my plan, and he promised to do all he oould for me. He was to take every oppor tunity of persuading Clarke, my opponent, to visit a famous fortune-teller, wno resided at a distance of two or three miles. He was to trump up a wonderful story of the fortune-teller's skill and accuracy in reading men's fates I cau tioned iny friend against attracting suspicion by overdoing his part; but this was less likely, because Clarke would not probably suspect me as being connected with the affair, ana conse quently would be more off bis guard. I then sought my friend Campbeli, and took him into my confidence. He entered with spirit into the idea, and agreed to act the part of for tune-teller. which I knew he could to perfection. I was too well known to assume a character, con sequently I was to remain in the background, and sene upon anything favorable that should como out. Nearly a week pawed, and I had heard nothing as yet from Clarke, and nothing from my frien' as to his movements. I became anxious, for time was precious My patience was almost exhausted, when at last there came a note, say ing that Clarke had been persuaded to ride out and visit the fortune teller that very evening at dark. I hastened to the 41 Mare's Nest.1' and Camp bell and I made our preparations to deceive the visitor. No place, indeed, could have been more suitable for our purpose than this?its very air was mysterious to a stranger. We waited anxiously, and I sprang from my seat when I heard the sound of wheels. There, indeed, was my faithful co-worker with his man safely ar rived. Under the direction of Campbell, the servant introduced them through the darkest and most intricate passages. and ushered them at last into the lofty and dim old dining room, illumiuated by the last beams of day. By way of giving a few extra touches to this room, 1 had brought in two skulls and some ourious vases from my friend's study. The grinning skulls I bad placed one on each side of the door, in order to attract our visitor's atten tion. I had taken my station in a place where I could hear and see everything, witnout exposing myself to observation. Indeed I was planted directly behind the speaker's chair, which stood in a distant part of the room from the visitor's. A protecting screen and the dim light of the room concealed me from their notice. The few minutes that intervened before the fortune tel ler made his appoaranee. doubtlews seemed long to those in waiting I saw that Clarke was be ginning to grow uneasy But at last a rustling sound was neard. and the fortune teller was in the room He had entered through a small panel door, which neither of the visitors oould peroeive. His tall figure looked gigantio in the dim light, and his rustling black robes and the solemn step impressed one with awe. The visitors were ordered to advance, which Clarke did in u vague, uneasy sort of way The fortune teller fixed his eye on him 4* What would you have ? ' he asked " Head me my fortune." wus Clarke's answer. ? "And the past?"' questioned the fortune- i teller. " Tell me nothing of that. I know it alreudy. I The future is all I care about." 44 But to unravel yoqr fortune, I must road a little of your past life. Stay ; be quiet now. for your life." A light smoke curled up from a dish upon the floor This contrivance, by the way, Campbell owed to my inrentive genius. The fortune tel ler raised the dish and peered into it earnestly. ? When the tmoke subsided, he spoke : "Man. your past life is before me Shall I ! speak it? ' 44No, no." gasped Clarke?"not the past: I anything but that." 44 But I must speak of it." said the fortune teller, still looking earnestly into the empty ! dish. "I see before me a man. who has just committed a great orime, a terrible crime?that of depriving his brother's orphan children of their birthright." " No, no," gasped Clarke again. 41 Be still' said the fortune teller, sternly. " What I haTe said is true. By the inscrutable laws of my mystery, it muit be true. This man absents himself for ipaoy years no matter how manv. He comes hack a few days before his , brother's death, worms himself into his confi dence. and hastens the sick man's death by en- j treaties and threats for a will to be made in his 1 favor. The real will he hides in a safe plaoe, deeming it of especial value, a* the sick man had held it in bis hands a lew hours before his death." ? But I never oDened that will," faltered j Clarke. 441 only knew what was in it from what mv brother told me." "And now for the future," said the fortune 1 teller. 44 Retribution moat follow in the steps of evil deeds Man. there is eomething horrible before you?shame, disgrace, a prison, and an awful death." Even in the gathering darkness I thought I could see Campbell's face grow awfully stern, ' and the solemnity of his tone thrilled me with a vague horror. Clarke, I fancied, was trein- j bling violently?the other visitor oould not hear what was said. 44 And if this were true," said Clarke, 4i would the? be no possible way to avert it?" 44None!" said the fortune teller. "Stay, j there is one way You can deliver up the sealed ' will." ?' I hare not the will here.'' said Clarke. " Then you are lost," said the fortune teller, ! lolemnly. 44 But, perhaps, you have the key of ! the private drawer where you keep it." 44 Yes," said Clarke. "Then throw it into that dish, and I will igree to produce the will by my art. Then you ?hall take your choice of delivering it up or not This key fit*- " ! The right hand drawer in my private sccre- j in the liule east room," answered Clarke. Campbell leaned over and slipped the key into my hand unperceived Then, as if he were Pfuoounciij^ au incantation, be whispered to H?t uU'|0^ lightning' It is the only way. Don t tr """poet tbis mummery. t?rj-??k,7rrMl,f >b' Pf'V.t. ?cri TaJXSP don 1 fit that " diately haateuif'<ioor' aDj 're entered unperceired a'i ' u-e' *hich 1 try. as if gome un? h./ ""P ,to?d in th? en U*>k it, ran up stairsJU^l|,aC?d" there- 1 search. Clarke hired onl^f ?omineQced my it must be in one or the otK? IS0?"' * knew r...m I The little cut wary to willinelv reve?i .w was too such aa important document had *,l"oed I went first into the bedroom ...i * ? , key in every drawer and box I oouiV .e fitted none. I pulled everything to w \ discovered nothing I bisrau 5, hI? picture to mysel/ ClarkV^^^*^ whilst in the aet of searching^ ?* "/ #Jr oauKht "ight of somethin* blaek, protruding from behind the window tnf bt'hind rt r MUle ??tU)n curt*>n, and ' U"hluJtbat was a gie^n paper one, and between j the two was a little black box. I dragged it { out and applied the key. and it fitted. Throw : ing back the lid. the first paper that met my eye ? waa labelled : ?' Will of Simon Clarke." Thia waa the document I wanted, and, secur ing it, I proceeded to lock the box and put things in order. Going down stairs, I encountered Clarke'a servant. He gated at me, but said nothing. - ? I went home, chuckling all the way at the idea of outwitting mr opponent. I wondered mueh if Clarke waa still watching the diah where he imagined hia precious key waa lying. I looked my room door and opened the will! and at the bottom of it. as I had all along suspected, waa a codkul, indicted by Simon Clarke himself a few hours before his death, canoelling all other wills in favor of this one. and adding a small bequest to his brother. But the bulk of the property was divided between hia children. The date of the oodicil waa even later than the forged will, ao that even if it had been genuine. I it oould not hare stood in law. One thing puzzled ine. Simon Clarke's ser vant had been a witness of the writing of the codicil, and he was now missing, probably pur posely sent away by the brother. As I sat thinking of this, my eye caught sight of a letter on the noor. which, in my haste, I had probably snatched with the will. Some memoranda on the outside of the letter attracted me. There was the name of a town some twenty miles dis taot. and also the initials of the servant's name. It is sufficient to say. that when the case came up. I was able to produce my witness and prove the will. The case, of course, was deciaod in Clara's favor, and soon afterward* her uncle and his servant disappeared?no one knew where. My friend Campbell, otherwise the fortune teller, took such an intenso interest in Miss Clara Clarke that he afterwards persuaded her to drop the name of Clarke and take that of Campbell instead, whereupon she became mis tress of the " Mare's Nest,' where I have spent many a pleasant hour. A Wild Mas Cacght and again Escaped ? I Jo fnhrMn thMSt'uLou,s Republican, dated St I J?*eph,i Mo., March 15th, gives the following ac "ti 1 capture of and escape of a wild man: rouiTi"inWM man' whoni you saw some ac counts in the papers, was caught last wn-k and rr^KtOW,n was surTSundrd in of !f i! i ?. V a dense c luster of undergrowth like the habitation of a wild beast, and tilled with the shn?h, ? of. ca.t!,> which seem to have con stituted his principal article of food. For this strange diet fie had a peculiar penchant, and es! chewed almost every other. Hehunted cats with Pro,nPted by an extreme voracity, and It was la the pursuit and slaughter of these ani main that he was first discoveied. Frequent at tempts were matte to rapture him, but his agility ?he tT fTfre,,UCih that appeared to run upon the tops of the bushes. and fence* offered no im pediment to his headlong course. At length a great number surrounded and secured him. He attempted battle, but was overcome When brought to the Court-house, he presented the strangest appearance conceivable. His height was above five and a half feet; his hair was long, reddish brown and matted; his eyes large, grey and restless; his finger nails a* long as the claw's of a tiger his deportment crouching?half timid half crouching and his garments consisted of a thousand tatters of cloths, barks, cat-skins &c v' rat"K,lts He said he was from f hfrf. . w \?r. .;a"d ^ad keen in the woods thi rt j -six years. A\ hile he was being examined, and was permitted to stand unl?ound7hc made a sudden spring over the heads of tho^e who sur rouuded hnn, and darted away with the speed of the reindeer. The crowd pursued him, but in vain. Over the hills he fairly flew, l>efore both footmen and horsemen, until he was fairly lost to them Nothing has since been heard of hhn. =, in i1s.rertain'>; a strange being, and is literally a wild uian Hisagecan hardly exceed forty, and >et he has lived so much awav from the society of man that he has nearly forgotten his language and has the most vague reeolRation of things Tie remembered New York, but did not know where he lived Ur Knode was examining him when he escaped, and it is to be regretted that the doc tor could not have had an opportunity of ascer taining thecharacterof his mania Without beimr an expert in those things I should venture to pro nounce it a crt/alepsy, from his peculiar fondness for that animal; though physiologists have ap plied that term toanother widely different maladv. Skxsibi.k Idea about Mas. John Dkam The Provdence Journal has the following very sensi ble remarks on the Boker and Dean marriage '? The papers generally take the part of the : young people andVejuice over the decision, which ' is doubtless correct and inevitable, since the mar riage has taken place. The fart that the girl s father occupies such a social position as to make so unequal a match especially distressing, seems to give zest to the comments that are made upon the affair, and it is thought to be exceedingly ninny that a rich man s daughter Jias runaway u Ith one of her father s servants. We don t see the fun of it. \\ e know it is very old fogy but wo never could Ket over the idea that children owed some duty to their parents, some return for the unwearied care of their nurture and educa tion, and for the affection that has ??een lavished upon them, from the cradle to the altar; and she who allows a girlish fancy to carry away her judgment, so far as to marry a man that is no match for her, aud whose union with her will bring distress upon her whole family, is either strangely infatuated, or she is utterly unworthy of the love which she deserts." } 10" There are 1.">?.5<IU persons employed on the railroads in Great Britain, which embrace H 506 miles, equal to LtiJ to each mile of road. ID- The duties on Indian corn imported Into Luba have been reduced to one-third of wi^atth v April f?r ,hr terni ?f 8i* mont,ls froni lst of ID* Twenty thousand ?peclmeti8of insects have oeen collected in Kurope which prey upon wheat. IE?" In Boston last year there were *25 deaths by violence?69 of them uwr from drowning, i) persons were killed by rail%ads, were burned U poisoned, aud twenty tumbled out of windows. CD* The small-pox is raging with fearful effect In the towns of Candella and Lampasas, In Mex ico, and some 7tMJ have already died with it It Is also said to be raging in Laredo, Texas. ill/* Miss Hannah Tappan, sister of the Rev pr. lappan, of Augusta, Me., was found dead in her room on Thursday afternoon. She was about 00 years of age. A young New Yorker, on reading the an nouncement that a comet had been discovered by the astronomers at the National Observatory iiiov ng eastward, remarked that he would go ont H nt to escape froin it. ID" Four of the mutineers of the ship New \ork. wrecked last winter on the New Jersey coast, have been found guilty in the United States Court at Trenton, ana sentenced to the State Prison, one Cur three and the others for two years. Ii-T The Edgartown Gazette says that codfish have made their appearance in those waters. On the auth ult. oue boat took several fine oms?the first of the season. For a week or two past her ring have been caught In small quantities Four teen hundred were taken on the 23d at Matekesett Creek. IC7" Mr. George D. Black ley, of Spottsylvania. Va., has just sold the product of two acres of ground, on which he raised tobacco the last sea son which netted to him iu Richmond 50' The fanu ou which Mr. B. lives cost him a few years ago less than &l per acre, aud he now reaps over 8150 per acre lor tobacco seeded ou two acres. 117* The body of the wife of P. W. Tompkins, ex-member of Cougress from Kentucky, after being buiied seventeen years, was lately taken up and found to be iu a perfect state of pieserva tion, the features natural, and the hair as flexible as iu life. She was buried In a zinc coffin tilled with alcohol, aud the coflln packed in charcoal. 1X7" A monument to Henry Clay Is to be erected at l?exingtou, Ky on the Itth of April, and an address is to be delivered by Kdwaid Kverett 1 he height of the column will be ?ne hundred aud nineteen feet, capped by a colosal statue. 1 he Heury Clay Association of Texas will rele brate the anulversary of Mr. Clay's birth on the same day. ITT' Thomas Stevens was arrested at Montreal. C anada, on the 27th ult., charged with forging the name of his employer to paper to the aiuomit of XJO. It has since been discovered that when clerk in the City Bank of Moutreal he ap propriated some tU.UUO of the funds of the bank. Ills salary was S?0U, and he si?ent ftt.fJU) per year; of course he had to steal the difference. 'n* The Austin (Texas) Gazette contains an account of the arrest of a desperate villain named onnson, near Waco. He had previously killed ??ies? than seven men. He was arrested alter be wounded several citizens, and not till he him had Co *** luortally wounded. He uist..i?himself with six guns and several io ferr-i * v'Kll*"ee committee has beeu raised to ferret out bTs accomplices * aa* i^n street^ T ap l-W.ThASatblT* FrS handsome cottage on i* Height*, with over half an acre of *7hJ^'.T? ??f2d?.w,t^ lre** and "hrMbberj ; and tAr?*-,t?rr Bnck House iu the First W &-d will 1m "?tL?u?finiar,t*",y?*?J terms ifapplied fW noon. nofVold b^ttf t*,yy Wajiw.ll teior rent ,1 iii lLl ?f >,Ry- Apply at No. 37. 24th J west. near Pn. avenue. ap I?3t* Tp?2^f5^J?AP ?RLEASE.~TheU?ron . j or Tirnpike Road Company, regularly , oSt iiVri^I ^Stat! of MfO CTvaVr, tSfcrtS s?e!*VESk ,ron\th? *"*1 of the Seventh DC* "ViS"11* uor.th Pf Washington. Vv t? trie village of Brookeville, in Montromerr county, a distaace of nearly hfteen mil#,rheYrst nniViil Wlt'1 .* good gravel track ou ken^rts n?00t rWMl wi,h h*rd'*?*> | " und<" toll',u,J fnIfhiTi^'<AWi^be?reo?lvi?<1 '7 th? undersigned up far o^ o?PrlSiltn00?rf',r l',e ,M*? of tlf. mmS ?y. ?r. mor*4f*r* f??o eontmctor wtll.be au thorized to rceenrw.the tolls according to the trrms ol the charter am-amcn*intents thorrt^ind re??' r guilder tmmCSth satndactorr secunVy, ufleep 10 *S? 5" the ''Xpenios for collecting tolU, to pay over the reserved rent aa of inHth? ,,1?*rd ?f Directors. of the lease 8ft ,n good on,er at the end Fi10iV.JliM^.^C.2?r"-P- ANDERSON has *e^7 7n ?f 5P ROOMS for rent, whi?'h *".com'?>rtaGy Furnished, either as Parlors or Chambers, mtu?f>d on Perm. avenue, No. 296, 2d door troni the ifltkwood House. mar ,11-in. 0\t' i''AM ^RI'OR AND CHAMBER attached, handsomely furnished, and lighted wnh ?rr' ,for Tnt h' ,h: week or mo* !h MMrR)\K.r!' two large, and two good-sized mnXL UAIU IW- ? ! for fa??'l>es or (siiiele per il n?V \iH ? r'^'v pnvate, if desired, at 93 11 JE.I ?? Apply at No- 468 lotl? ?troet. hetweeu It *n?i K. mar 31?gw K'i'iNr EW "ROT-CLAW DWEL JL LING HOUSE provided with all modern con ^?" 3" f street, one of the most Jles^ of J \MFsVn v^rWo v PPi? the P^"""''". * sion \l?rohJ,; Mot'l 'RL. Auction and Commis Mon_Alercliyt. rnar 2t>-jf

A rt^MLI^TJt'i;iv ?l'MMKR residence 'iei?h/* ?f Georgetown for Rent.?The o#ers for rent his HOL'SE ANDKIR ;.-i...Li V.lo^ w*,"'o?ths from the 1st of May. A valuable Cook will be hired to the tenant. _mar 18?11 LOUIS MACKA LL^_ w1?^ Mn: nOLSK AT PRIVATE SALE i-Bi wr u/Sti'i?0 accommodating terms, a new li.rini.'iS rootns convenient and oom lortable. Attached is a large yard, with a pump hJ.i?/1 convenient. The House has a food back budding, is ui the upper western part oi the town. !? or iurtner information, apply to _n iar 26 l w BARNARD a BI'CK E V. A nets. R<?.(>M? EOR RENT.-ROOMS Sl*lT\BLF tor a lnindy, oan be had at No. 3!M 4th street \^TiIiok'ia^ve?uea,K11 E 8treet- Apply to jo-' 4>-i and 6u!Vtreetsf Fen"tt>'v""a 1Venu^^[^n IT OR RENT?THE RESIDENCE AT PRF< ll.Hon- j8r"tfS Thorington, Now Eleventh street, between E and F. The premises the modern improvements. The Aouse is well furnished, and can be ha4l with or without the furniture. I" or terms apply on the premise* Pos session given 1st April. ? ^Int.) F?& RSSfcJHK r,XE I'ARGK d\vkm7 1. ING HOI Sh at the corner of PennsTl\-ania avenue ami !?1, street east, being the house tcrmer y <?ccupied l>y the late Win. 'Haslr?. Possesion given i?'"}cn'l ly' ,"<J"lre (>' the 8ubscril)er through the KAsi y.'" FVnviwTi'vr AND FlusFclass r.? ir HOLSE, situated on the corner m.J . V K "tfets. containing 12 Rooms, with all the modern improvements, lately occupied by the of MARV IVai PV*vnt-D particulars intiuire im-B ? AJ'KXANDER, or JOHN ALEX Ah m-.jt.iO penu??veiiue. piar 24?eolw For SALK OR runt ?THAT i anr-V TH R F.K-STU R V BLI LDI N("on the Plauk noad, adjoining the Park, and known as The Grove containing lb lioonis. There is a Ball Roo.n ,*> t,y' 16 feet; Bar-Room aj by 3") leet, and Cellar Go by '2 and 8 feet deep. It is well suited for a first dan Hotol or Boarding-house. mar 23?lm JOH.\ A. SMITH. F^OR REXT.?THR LARGE ForR STORY BRICK. i>\V ELLING, with all the modern im provements, situated on K street, north side be tween 8th and loth streets. To a good an<l permn r*nt ^ '"oderate. Inquire at ^o. sh *. street. mar7-tf r^OTTAGE FOR R EXT.?LAND FOR SALE T^TFFcV -nrrrT? tol,our " ' J L. 1. CO 1 I AGE, ol three basement, five first tloor. three second tloor, and four attic Room* with modern conveniences for heating the house and supplying it with water. A FARMattached, ol^tw.> hundred acres, which can be reduced to any quantitv agreed ou; eight nules froui Uashmgtoii-three from Alexandria, high, health* and romantic. 11 rented immediately servants and furniture can zo with 'Miuse to the end of the current year. Also, a r AKM or ?*t acres, with improvements, within 1 f,,r or lease. Jnuuire of SWEENY, RITTEXHOrSE, FAXT A CO Bankers, and Col. IRWIN. Land Othce. mar 6 A V'W A FIRST-CLASS ii iv , J; Y> 1Ui ^ rtt'iljlin Row, now occupied by Hon. Caleb Cushing, Attorney General. It has all the modem improvements, hot and cold water hath rooms, chandeliers and gas fixtures. This is one ol the most elegant and desirable locations in the city commanding a beautiful view of the city and of the* f otoniac river. It is in Iront of one of the most benu tiful Public Squares m this city, with a deluhtful and constant supply of gcsnl water. It is entirely free from dust and mosquitoes. Inqnire of WM. A Lli, ot \\ dil 4 Stephens, No. 3^ lenusy I van i a avenue. mar 4?lm P^OR RENT.-THAT LARGE AND VERY desirable STORE ROOM AND CELLAR, .>o. !S|, ou Bridge street, near High, Georgetown, formerly occupied by Myers A Bro.. as a Drv Goods House, and recently occupied by Seldner A Co., as a Clothing Store. Possession given immediately. To a permanent tenant the rent will be made low ln ?vi,irn.frr'V1l';S FULLALOVE, or to E. S. \N RIGH I, Auctioneer. fel?28?tf FOR sale.-those foi rteen iTeTrs OF GROLND in Square No. K17. in the First W ard, on which tho Corporation contemplated, two years ago, to erect a Market House. They aro bounded on K, 19th, and L Streets, numbered 6. 8. 9 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. 15. 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20, being (except a small intervening lot) the west half of said Square. The new Market House stands in K Street, near and immediately west of said lots, which contain brty-three thousand square feet exclusive of five thousand seven hnndred and forty square feet laid down as alleys, and is perhaps the most desirable un improved lots in that section of the city. A sale of the whole together would be preferred, and if not ef fected belore the loth of April, will be oUered at pub lic auction. The title is indisputable, and taxes paid. JAMES IL CAI STEN, No. 2"9 F street, mar 26?tf A N AIXALE FARM FOR SALE?512^4 acres *? ol good FARMING LAND, situated iu the County of Fauquier, Virginia, on the Alexandria and Orange Railroad, a few yards from Warrenton Junction; within nine miles by Railroad from the County Seat, and only two hours travel from the cities ol Washington and Alexandria. The Farm is 111 a high state of cultivation, and is abundantly sup plied with water and timber, and has much excellent meadow land. Churches, Mills, and good neighbors within a short distance. For further information apply to JAMES MORROW, Esq.. on the place. or to the subscriber at his Broker s Office, near Brown's Hotel, Washington City. _ mar24 ROBERT MORROW. Handsome foi r story brick house AND LOT AT PRIVATE SALE.-Tlie sub scriber will sell, at private sale, the handsome FOL R-STORY BRICK HOUSE and LOT situa ted on North G, between 4th and 5th streets west: the lot being part of lot No. 2 111 Suuare No. 518, and contains 2^>i0 square feet of grouts!. Tho House l>e ing No. 514. opposite Judiciary Suuare, contains nine good ami convenient rooms am! wide passage, and a large cistern in the yard. It will bo sold on reasonable terms. For further particulars inquire of the subscriber, on the premises, or at Mr. Lee's of fice Peunsy Ivama avenue, between 4>i and 6th sts. mar 19?eotf D. C. REED. JOSEPH GAWLER,CABINET MAKER AND ?J Uxdkktakkr.?Ready made Cof fins constantly 011 hand. Funerals at-j tended to, ais.1 interments procured in kvtiwvu kVf uim iiuci iiicilll ^lUtUIDU III the ditierent Cemeteries. Furniture of every de scription made to order. Old Furniture Repaired and \ anushed. W are- Rooms 182 Penn. avenue, be tween 17th and 18th streets. mar 23 3m FOR MOUNT VERNON. Ok Mosday, Wkdnesday and Friday. The STEAMER THOMAS COL. LYER will make three trips each week to MOUNT VERNON, leav-' nig W ashington at 9 a. mv and Alexandria at 9>?. d/" Boat's fare, round trip, from Washington ijl; from Alexandria, 75 cents. Coaches leave the Capitol at 8){, and pass up the the avenue to 12th street. Fare 10 cents. Persons wishing the Coaches will leave thflt resi dence at George A Thomas Parker A Co.'s store. feb24-TThStf BLOCKS! CLOCKS'! CLOCKS!!-Just opened CliUt/hl*: tiiUi/S?:. 1 locsm:?justopei this day, a ,gn*at many new styles ofH CLOCKS. Good Timepieces, warranted, asE i low ufl 50. Also, CLOCK MATERIALS,such as Oils, Cordis, Balls, Keys, Weights, Glasses, Hands. Springs, Ae.,at J. ROBINSON'S Great Clock Emporium, 349 opposite ap 3 Browns Hotel. By A. GREEN, Auctioneer. I [EXCELLENT HOUSEHOLD 4 KITCHEN ^11.^11^* "?^ MONDAY, the 6th instant, I ?null ??II, at the residence of a gentleman declining *2. eorner or 12th and L street* north, at 10 o clock a. m., an exoeiient assortment of b urmture, viz: Mahogany Sofa*. Parlor and Rooking Chair* ^ . "'aelward. Bureau#, Card and other Table* Gilt frame Mirrors, Girandoles, and Louuge Fine 3-ply, stair, and other Carpets, and Oilcloth Fine painted Window Shades Cooking and other Stovea, 4 c. ?50, cash: ortr (SO a credit of 60 and"90days, for notea satisfactorily endorsed, bear ing interest. ? P I d A. GRKEN. Auctioneer. By A GREEN, Auctioneer. VERY EXTENSIVE SALE OF SUPERIOR Nbw h PE*ni*i at Auction.?On .MONDAY, the 6th day of April, at Hi o'clock, I shall commence the sale, and continue from day to da* until all is sold, of the very large stock of superior new Furniture m ? he ware-rooma on 7th street, next to Odd-Follow a' Hall. The assortment is large and varied, comprising almost every description of House-furnishing Goods. We name in part Ma hognny and Walnut Sofas, Ann-Chairs and Rdck ers Bed Sofas, Rccluunj Cliairs, Ottomans, and Loun ges Marble-top Parlor Tables, Library Tables and cases Mirrors, square and oval, gilt frame and ootumon, in variety Bureaus, Sideboards, Wardrottes, Washstands, nnd Works lands Secretarioa, Book oases, Office Desks and Chairs Very handsome sets of Enamelled Chainbor Kurni tnro Bedstead* in Mahogany, Walnut, and eoranion flair and Husk Mattresses, Bolsters and Pillows Extension Dining Tables. Mahogany and Walnut A lot o| superior Ijace and Muslin \\ mdow Curtains And an assortment of China, Glass and Crockery ware. with a great variety of other articles which we deem unnecessary to enumerate. The stock fills three large ware-rooms, and the whole will be sold to the highest bidders. The sale will afford a fine opportunity to all persons in thecit* and vicinity who desire to purchase furniture, and is also worthy the attention of the trade. Terms of sale: All sums under $50oa.?h; over a credit of 2 and 4 months, for notes satisfactorily en dorsed, bearing interest. The pnbtic are invited to examine the stock at an* time previous to the sale. Jiiar 2R A. GREEN. Auct. A FARM FOR SALE BY AUCTION.?ON MONDAY, the 6th of April, proximo, at 11 a. in., the undersigned will sell on the premises, to the highest bidder, his BLADEN FARM.of 60acres of choioe garden farming I .and, situated in Alexandria county. Va., a fourth of a mile from the Leesburg Turnpike, and three-fourths of a mile from the junc tion of that Turnpike with the Columbia Turnpike to Washington city. For full particulars concerning thisfnrm.seeanad vertisemeut in another column of the Star. Persons desiring to view the premises can reach them by inquiriug at Bailey's Cross Roads, at the junction of the Turnpikes mentioned above, or at Ball's Cross Roads, on the road leading from George town Ferry, from which Ferry the Bladen Farm is 4 nules distant. Terms of Sale: One-third cash, on the delivery of the deed, and the balance in equal instalments on 1 nnd 2 years time, with interest. A warrantee deed given, and a deed of trust taken to secure the deferred payments. [mar 17] W. D. WALLACH. By WALL, BARNARD 4 CO.. Auctioneers. TVTEW FRAME HOUSE AND LOT AT AUC 1 n tion at the Navt Yard.?On M ONDAY AFTERNOON next, 6th April, at 5 o'clock, in front of the premises, we will sell that valuable Lot. No. 10, in square 9<>4, situated on Noake'a Alley and 7th street east, Navy Yard, containing about 229" square feet, and improved by a new three-atorv Frame Dwelling, built of the best materials and workmanship. The House contains seven good sized rooms, anil is built with great regard to oomfort and conve nience. Sale positive. Title perfect. Terms : One-half, cash ; the residue in three equal payments, at 6, 12 and 18 months, bearing interest, and satisfactorily secured. All conveyancing at the cost of the purchaser. WALL, BARNARD 4 CO., mar 31 - Auctioneero._ B* JAS. C. McGUlRE, Auctioneer. SUPERIOR ROSEWOOD SEVEN OCTAVE Ptano Fortk, Excellent Furniture Housekeeping Effects at Auction.?On TUES DAY MORNING, April 7th. at Hi o'clock, at the residence of a lady declining housekeeping, on the west side of 9th street, between E and F sts. north, 1 shall sell all the Furmture and Effects, compris ing? Superior Rosewood seven oct&ve Piano Forte, by l<orenzo Mott Mahoganv hair spring seat Sofh Arm and Parlor Chairs Marble top Centre and Sofa Tables Walnut and mahogany Card and Rout Table* Handsome Damask Lace Curtains Whatnots. Rockers, Fancy Chair* Cornice and Fixtures Velvet, Brussels, and Threo-pl> Carpeta, Ruga, Oil cloths Extension Dining Table, Mahogany Sideboard Cane-seat Chairs, Lounges Granite and French China Tea, Coffee and Dinner Service Tea and Coffee Urns, Chafing Dishes Table Cutlery, Glass Ware \\ alnut and mahoganv Jenny Lind Bedsteads Marble top and Plain Bureaus Walnut and mahogany marble-top Washstands Handsome Landscape-painted Cottage Set Superior Feather Beds, Bolsters and Pillows Hair and Husk Mattresses. Toilet Seta Excellent Blankets, Comforts, Spreads Granite and painted Toilet Sets Two excellent Cooking Stoves and Fixtures Together with a general assortment of Household and Kitchen Requisites. The above Furniture is all nearly new and of ex oellent quality. Terms: SSi and under, cash; over that sum a credit of 60 and 9i days, for satisfactorily endorsed notes. l<earing interest. mar 31-d JAS. C. McGUIRE, Auct. By A. GREEN, Auctioneer. SALE OF VALUABLE BUILDING LOTS AT Auction.?On TUESDAY, the 7th day of April instant, I shall sell, in front of the premises, com mencing at 4}2 o'clock p. in., all the Lots not sold of Square No. 441, subdivided into handsome building lots, fronting on 7th and 6th streets west, and S and T streets north. Plats can be seen at my Auction Rooms. Title direct from the Government, and indisputa ble. , These lots are handsomelv located, on the proper ?ade, well drained by alleys, and in an improving part of the city. Terms: One-fourth cash; Imlance in 6,12,18 and 24 months; the purchaser to give notes for the deferred payments, bearing interest. A deed given and a deed of trust taken. ap Wl4ds A. GREEN. Auctioneer. By JAS. C. McGUIRE, Auctioneer. RICK AND STONE OF THE NATION Al Theatre at Public Auction?On FRIDAY AFTERNOON, April loth, at 4 o'clock, on the premises, I shall sell the entire lot of Brick and Stone standing in the walls and stacked up in front ol the National Theatre, comprising aU>ut 6"*',<*W brick and large quantity of blue rock in the foundation. Offers for the above at private sale will be enter tained. the brick sold by measurement in the walls and taken down by the purchaser. A e red it of two and four months will be given, for approved endorsed notes, bearing interest. mar 17 d J AS. C. McGL lRE. Auct. Bv C. >V. BOTELER, Auctioneer. 'RUSTLE'S SALE OF VALUABLE I.OTS _ The subscrilier, by virtue of a deed of trust re corded in Liber J. A. S., No. 118^folios Ssa, Syo, and 391 one of the land records of \\ ashington count %, will otfer for sale on the premises, on LDN ES DAY, the22d day of April next, at 4 o'clock p. in., at public auction, for cash, to the highest bidder, a those pieces or parcels of ground known as IiOts numliered 16 and 17, of Webb & Bradley's suUli vision of Square 528, in the city of Washington, as the same is recorded iu the office of the Surveyor of said city This propertv is eligibly situated on I street, be tween 3d and 4th .tr~U.R ap l-ftiw&ds C. W. BOTELER. Auctioneer. B T1 New drug store, wili.ard's hotel. J. P. MILBURN A CO.,220 Pennsylvania ave nue. respectfully call the attention of their friends and the public to their new Drug Store.mg# which they have fitted up in the moat complete 1M manner, with a full supply of pure Chemicala, IM Drugs, Fancv Articles, Perfumery, 1 oilet Artit.es, and Patent Medicines. A select assortment of \V ines and Liquors for medicinal purposes. A very large stock of Havana Cigars, which are of tine quality and received from first hands. Together with all of the articles usually found in a first class Dreg Store. Phssicians Prescriptions carefully compounded at all hours (as the Store is not closed at mrnt. A call at their Establishment is respectfully soli cited. mar 5?lm T O THE PUBLIC.?JOHN P. DENNIS hav m. ing taken the well known Coach tory on 6th street, between lx>uisianaav enue and C street, long conducted by Mr.J" d John M.Young, is now ?reparad to ?S. repair all descriptions of COACHES'. t?i jn Wagons Ac., the the very beat maimer, and at the ,ive him a respectfully invites his fellow-citizen I|?,r6_2ni trial. TWT-S ka*?f te?. Swords, ties of j(f,. . _ Sashes. GowI L? t'teutK>I1 to their Foreign and Do Goods, of the best manufketure mea-tic F^ ?h,n? U|j p' i.OUDON 4 CO.. and law* A?y'VnJ>av, Ta,lor. ?i2 Ifeb27?dtf undar Brown a Hotel. THE WEEKLY STAR. Thi* excellent Family tad Neva taming a greather variety of interestingreading than ?*c fu?iRl 10 ?ay other?it puhti*h*d em HetnrtW. morning. - , TUMI s>nfleoopy, peraanum ?1 fc TO Ct.BB*. ?r'v*^ - in ' ou?m go LjrCatB, tivtutn.1 m advanci. w IB1?d among neighbor* "*?l Nt*?t.n* will ho ?"?U be aav?d It of *? ** bbbl? StAJt ?nct-hixc.., ?; oontaio* the "Wul the eiTIff ^*.fk 1 <m? Procured at Price?Tub ? Cb*tL. *IUrth#'????<* thePaper. commission of twentjr'per oent**1* ** allowed a r. W. HaOBNBY. w HACKNEY * DAYTON DATTO" RbaL EsTAYB AND (iKMIaL 1 ???' A?.??. febU-TuK*.., <J~XcX'XV Gold medal premium PlAXO FOHTFS WILLIAM KNABE, (Senior partner in the late hrtaof Kit abb, Gabhlb ft Co.. Continues the manufacture and *al? of grand anJ square PIANO FORTKS, under the M, of Wtlliann Knabe ft Co., at the old atand,|BpEa Nos. 1. S. 5 and 7 North Eutaw street op-*IV 1! V poaite the Eutaw House, Baltimore. ?.Tli?7 htra alao jnat opened a new Sale* Room at .><? 3"7 Baltimore atroet, between Charlea and Light streets, on the premises partly occupied by Mr. ttenry McCaflery aa a tnuaic atore, where they will keeo ootutaiuly on hand a large aaaortment of plain ami nigh I y-finished grand and square Piano Forte*; alao, Mulodeona, from the beat makers, (mm 4 to a octave, aonie with double key -boards, double reeds, and atopa to auit amall rhurchea. extensively engaged in the manufaoture o< Iw ^holeanleand retail, on the most liberal terms. Jh?. hl?hMf Premium tw. .nlt^ FaiI? Of the Mart land Institute two> successive year*?October, 1846, and 18.%?in op posit'on to fourteer and eighteen pianos from aomo of the beet makers from New York, Boatou and Bal !!m0frJLi , f Jrc.re^l???*'?rd"d the firat premium at the Industrial Exhibition held in Richmond Vir ginia, IH6 and 1856. The, have ^^ bl^n iwardil the . higheat Premium (silver medal) at the Metro 4 poll tan Mechanic* Fair for 1HS7. In addition to thia we are in po^easmn of teetnno nials from the most distinguished prof^nr* and amateurs in the country, which can be seen at our warerooms. speaking for themaelvea and othere of the high appreciation in which our initrgmeuu art everv where held. All instruments are guaranteed for fiveyeers and a privilege of exchange la granted within the first bib months from the day of sale if the lnatrumenta do not give entire satisfaction. Wholesale dealers will find it to their advantage to give ua a call liefore purchasing. Pianos exchanged, hired, and tuned. WM. KNA BP. ft CO. Dentistry. DR. STEPHEN BAILY, Orric* No. 198, Pennsylvania Arixri. Three doors from Uth Street. Do. BAILY begs leave to inform the publi* that ho can be seen ata!l hoars, at hia office, located as above. He feels assured that an experience of fifteen years' practice, with the large number of patients, and great variety of difficult cases that he haa treated suocess fully, will enable him to surmount anv difficulty, scientific or otherwise, relating to tne Teeth. Hia own experience oonfirming the opinion of many men eminent in the profession, and especially Dre. Rama and J. and L. Parmly, haa led him, long aince. todia card all mercurial preparations for filling Teeth.a!so all Knamela, Gutta Percha, India Rubber, and Ce ments for the construction of Continnoua Guni Teeth, and that Peroelian. mounted on Gold Plate, is the only reliable substance that can he worn in tho inouth, as waa most conclusively shown by the la*t American Dental Convention. Although he flatters huaaelf from his long re*i> deuce and practice in Washington, he ia fkvorahiy known to hi* numerous friends and patron*, h* beg* leave to refer them to the following TESTIMONIALS: From the late Rector ot the Church of Epiphany of this city. Dr. Sykphen Baii.y: Dear Sir?I desire to expraoa m> esteem for you personally, and my confidenoe in >ou as a superior dentiat. The operationa oxooutod for me Imve t?en highly aatisfactory. I hope that jon mav receive the patronage from rn> fnenda and tho public that your skill so well deaerves. ... . Youra \erj truly. Waahington, Aug.3G, UV. J. W. FRENCH. From one of the oldest firm* in Baltimore, M*a*r*. Boggs, <"otman ft Co. Having employee Dr. Stephen Baily. Surgeon Den tist, of Washington city, to execute lor me an im portant and difficult piece of work, which he did to my entire satisfaction, and in view of the fact that one of the most distinguished members of the Dental College of Baltimore, failed, after repeated trial*, to perform the same work satisfactorily, it rivea mo great pleasure to express my entire confidence and high estimation of his professional skill. Baltimore, Jan. I?, 1857. I1ARMANN BOGOS. Extract froinanotereceiveii from the late Hon. John M. Clayton. I*. S. Sksatb, Aug. 19, ia?. The teeth you made for me work ndimmbl) ; noth ing oould I>eLetter. Very gratefully, JOHN M.CLAYTON. To those that aeek relief from the maladies of tho teeth. I can cheerfully recommend Dr. S. Bail, as a superior Dentist; he made a aet of porcelian teeth for one of my familv. and plugged several teeth for inyaelt. and the woik has nil stood well for more thau ten years. ROBKHT T. NIXON. of the \ a Coaf. of the M. E. Church South. April 19,1&5C. We, the undersigned, having had o?^nasion to avail ourselves of the professional skill of Dr. S. Baiiy, Surgeon Dentist of this city, or having tieen ookniz ant of his operations on our families or friends, take pleasure in expressing our admiration of his artistic skill, as well as of th* uniformly satisfactory manner in which he performs the most delicate and difficult operations in Dental Surgery, and we respectfully re commeuil him to the confidence and patruiiage of the public, of which we consider him eminently worthj. Thomas I*. WaLTKB. Architect I*. S. Capitol. Thomas Miller. M. D..ot Washington, l?.c. B. S. Borreb, M. D. of Georgetown, D.C. N. S. Lincoln, M. D.. of Washington, D. C. Jos. H. Bradlet. of Waahington, D. C. George Walton, Ex-Governor of Florida. Waltkb Lenox, Ex-Mayor of Washington. Henby Baldwin, I*. S. Patent Office, o.C. Wioht, Principal Rittenhouee Academy. feh2H tt Proposals for lithographic pri v TING. Office Superintbnprnt PrBt.tc Pbtnyino. _ , , _ , Waahington, April 1, 1?57. Sealed Proposals will Ite received at thia office until AN ednesday, the 15th mst.. for executing in tho best manner the following work for the Senate and House of Representatives of the I'uitdd States, vit: 1st. For transferring from copper to stone and printing twenty -two thousand nine hundred and fifty impressions of each of fifty -seven charts, toaocom pany the annual report of the Superintendent of th* Coast Survey. 2d. For engraving on stone and printing twenty two thousand nine hundred and fifty impression* of each of ten charts, to accompany the" same report. 3d. For engraving on stone anid printing four thou sand four hundred and twentv copies of each of twelve charts, to accompany the Fourth Meteoro logical Report of Professor Kspej . In each of the foregoing classes the proposals must state the price, and hut one price, for transferring and printing, or engraving and printing, the required number of tarh chart bid for. Proposals will also be received at the same time for engraving on stone, printing, and coloring four thousand four hundred and twenty copies of each of fifty-eight small nrnps. to accompany the report of Captain George B. McClellan. 1 he maps and charts will be open at this office, for the inspection of those persons desirous of bidding for the same, until the closing of the bidsandany in formation desired will also be furnished. The paper required for printing will bo furnishad by this office. Contracts will be entered into with, and bond* with security will be required from, tho successful bidders for the faithful execution of their contracts. It is to be distinotly understood that no bids B ill tie entertained from any parties not directly engaged in, and practically acquainted with, the style of work bid for. The proposals must state the time requirad for tho execution of the mork. or portions of the same. and will be addressed to the undersigned, endorsed on the envelope," Proposals for Lithographing." A. G. SEAMAN, ap Nootl7ta Superintendent. DR. V1LLARD, DENTIST, LATE OF CHI i ago, would respectfully inform the cit izens of the District and vicinity, thai ha% ing located himself in Washington, he n> ^ h.TTP now prepared to perform all operations in his profes sion. in the most approved style. Office, No. 25o. penn. avenue, adjoining Gautier's. ian $i iv El. fant, Jb., ft col . % ^ LASD AdE.XTS ASD DEALERS IS EXCHA\0E, I.kcompton. Kansas. Ijind Warrants located and sold on oommnsioB. Laud Warrants sold to pre-einptor* on time. Locations made on *'joiut account." The active partner of the firm * as engaged in tao United States Surveys in Kansas, and wil. f*>au* to make choice locations. _ ? . r... Business sent through Sweeny. RiHenhouse, I ant ft Co. will lie forwarded to us. REPBBRNCRS: Sweeny. Rittenhouse. Fant ft Co, Bankers, \\ ash "igton, D. c. & (v Bankers, New Yoik. Drexe'lft^o!, Briers, Philadelphia. J Jsiah I ce ft Co. Bankers. Baltimore. Fowle. Snowdenft Co.. Bankera.Alexandria, \ a. rm Maury ft Co. Bankers, Richmond, \a. {I' B. Merre^l* Co.. Hankers. New Orleans. John J. Anderson ft Co. Bankers, St. Louis, Mo. mar 17?wlftdeolm HATS! HATS!?Constantly on hand a full aup ply of BKKBES NEW V<>RK STYLES, together with TAN I.OR S ^^TS, of Balti-r-? more. The beat black dre a* HATS, got up inki the latest etyle for as good a* those usu^^^ ally sold at ?5; aikl a giM>d fashionable Mat at #3. worth 9* i \i*f? rate Hat, #2rVt. The beat ma terials and the best workmanship is employed to pro duce a $S Hat, which i? sold for #S SB. NVe do a cash business, irveA with no loaae*. Imt give each customer full \-alue lor hi* mon*\. Foit H*ts unu sually low. N.B. Agent for Drisooll'a Balm of a Tfcou?anJ ? "treet. naar Pa. avenue. Agent for a New \ ork Hat Company. sept as-tf New SPRING GOODS. P. J. STEER. MHRCHANT TAILOR. ??? r?S?lv*d his stock of new SPRING ,*a GOODS, selected by himself from th* best importing houses. He solicits an examina \\ tin?i of taom by his eustomers and the puMic. f f All work warranted to give satisfaction.aad no disappointments in tun* pennitted. mar 24 3taw^w No. tan Seveuth ?c.