Newspaper of Evening Star, April 25, 1857, Page 4

Newspaper of Evening Star dated April 25, 1857 Page 4
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EVENING STAR. BRILLIANTS. STRENGTH FROM THE CROSi. ** It is finished T* Man of sorrows ! From thy cross oar frailty borrow* Strength to bear and oonquer thus. While extended there we view thea. Mighty Sufferer! draw ut to thee; Sufferer victorious I Not in vain for us uplifted, .Man of sorrows, wonder-*ilied May that saced emblem be: Lifted high amid the agea. Guide of neroea, saints and sages, Ma; it guide us still to thee ! Still to thee ! whose love unbounded Sorrow's depths for us has sounded. Perfected by oonflicts sore. Honored by t ha cross forever; Star, that points our high endeavor Whither thou hast gone before [Rer. Dr. H'dgt. WATCHING WITH JESUS. O tb<>u, who in tha garden's shado I)..1st wake thy wear) ones again. Who slumbered at that fearful hour. Forgetful of thy pain,? Bend o'er us now, as over them. And set our sleep-bound spirits free. Nor leave us slumt>ering in the watch Our souls should keep with f "IT I J* FINISHED.** It is fcnishad ! glorious word From the ups. our suffering l^rt . Words of high, triumphant might Ere thv spirit takes its Might. It is finished ! all is o er: piun and scorn oppose no more. IBulfinth. .an i A Novel. Mrlascholt Fcnrral Cortege.? A most novel sight in the matter of a funeral was \esterday witnessed on Baltimora street, it being a German man and woman making their way on foot towards a burial-place in the'western section of the city, the latter bearing upon her head a small coflln. This novel spectacle attracted the attention of an officcr. who made some inquiries conccrning their movements, but they being un able to understand English, and the officer like wise being unable to understand the German tongue, no progress could be made toward expla nation. A number of persons were soon attracted to the spot, among whom was Milton Whitney. Esq .who procured a hark and had them convey ed to the western station-house with a view to the escaping of the crowd and quietly inquiring into the case. It was there ascertained that the par ties were man and wife, and had lately arrived here from their Fatherland. The body contained In the coffin the woman liore was that of a still born offspring. I'pon its birth the father had made application to the Rev. Mr. Hurtxberger. of the German Reformed Church, and from him ob tained leave to bury the child in the ground be longing to that rlnirch, and they were according ly conducted to the grave in theonly mode known to them in the native land in the case of a still horn infaut?the mother, where her health will permit such a course, bearing it upon her head. The poor old man told his tale in a most melan choly manner, stating that if he had done wrong If wm without a knowledge of its being so. ana flead earnestly that be might not lie punished. 'pon acquiring this knowledge of the case Capt. Ltnaweaverof that station, humanely made a col lection among his men in behalf of the mourning . parents, obtaining sufficient to defray the expenses of conveying the corpse to the grave In the man ner recognized bv our customs, which was by them accepted with every manifestation of gratf tude, when thev took their departure upon their mournful errand.?Baltimore Sum. America?! Frigates versus British Three Deckers.?A correspondent of the Times doubts whether the new American steam frigates Merri niac. Niagara. Ac., are fleet enough to get out of the way of the Hritish or French line-of-battle ships. ' The Merrimac'* speed, he says, is only 7 - ?o-.mAmnun rRMtiiih) the first line-of-hattle ship bnlU Alv for a screw, has obtained a maximum speed of 11 the French Napoleon, also a line-of-battle ship' Las reached the extraordinary speed of 14 knots; though in this latter ves-el it'was at an extraordi nary cost of coal, and by the sacrifice of a large amount of stowage, in consequence of the great size of her engines and boilers. Before, therefore, a frigate can keep out of range of a line-of-batxle ship, she must have a still higher rate of speed, which has not yet l?e?n accomplished. Moreover, the heavy guns of the Merrimac are all made for hollow shot and shell only, and cannot tire solid ? hot at all. Now. the range of guns firing hollow shot is less than that of solid-shot guns, and at long ranges they are far leu* accurate in aim. I am not able to say what the extreme range of the r.ew American guns is. but 1 doubt whether it is greater than that of the 05-cwt. solid 6--ponnders, <?ne of which, as a pivot gun, each of our line-of battle ship* is armed with on the upper deck, while I am confident they are not so true in their '?nge. ILr The new Vermont State House is to cost f.om won ww to feBO,UOO. O" A couple of gamblers in Cincinnati latelv prosecuted each other to recover money lost at a faro bank?one of them claiming S?,3U) and the othei S5M), and the jury gave the former fri.'Jlli. The North Eastern railway company in England have lately paid ftU.UA) for breaking the ribs of one man. and fS.UW for killing the wife of another; showing which rib was worth the most C7" The Syracuse Journal says that on Sunday ruorning. as a number of )>oyg were digging in the mud near Clinton street b.idge, one of them discovered an unusually large fresh water clam ; and on opening it, found it to contain a pearl of considerable size; and very clearly watered. LD*-'The experiment of improving the native breed of horses on Cape Cod. oy the introduction of wild horses from Sable Island, has proved a failure, the wild horses having died or been ruin ed by their superior fare. C7" M'lie Esther, one of the most noted lorettes Paris. i? at the point of death All the fashion able and literary men visit her daily, she leaves a 1 a-ge fortune They say her will bestows it on her favorite feuilletonist. Cy" The Kentuck) papers*tate that Mr. D. Cun ningham. of Cedar Grove. Breckinridge county, owns a negro boy seven years old who weighs 14ii pounds, and measure's around his chest II iacli'** He is 41? inches high, and of good action. Ohisi:o*s Dirree .?A colored woman in Balti mo'e, who was exhibiting several of her child ren fh<* other dav, among them one with a lighter ?km. snid thst she "could not bere that child.kase wis to light a color and showed dirt so easy." IT^ Tb# Sweetvr poisoning case at Lowell, Ma?s.. has closed. The jury have failed to attach any blame to the wife of the deceased, simply finding that Nathaniel Sweetser came to his d<-ath from corrosive .?.ublimate, administered to him by some person unknown to thsin. ARRIVALS AT THE HOTELS. BROWNS' HOTEL.?John Harrison, Pa; J C fJ? TiPP.?n' V" B A McDonald, | NY. W L McDonald, do- C J Gibbon*. Pa: F. Jsgialio. N>, R IjmadgWi, do; T F Meagher, do; R D Dewey, d?; H L Catbill, do: M T E ChandW. Mich; R D Terry, Mo; A W Weird Iowa; R B Kineley. Rl; O M Gillett. Md; Major Gen Pillow. Tenn; A R Mesber, Ilia; C T Whit, J Finegsn, F!a; C R Stafford. RI: S A Riddle and family. Pa; Hon S A Douglas*. Ill; T A Lev ering, Md; D J Hevden and lady, Ta, G W Kel lev do; Daniel Cole, do; J J Rider, NY; G W Addlnsell NY. A Stewart, ly. do; DR Kddy, \a; J Eaker, La, George Warren. NY; S Btsh -p. do; G W Urlscom, Pa; J McFarlsnd. do; J Gorble. NY: T D Johnson and friend. Ct; C W Jndevine, NX; ? Greciunan, do; F B Scott and '- V*; Chae Diggs, do; Mrs Sant. do; W E V\ oodby. Md. ., ?? i.Miiage, iiu; Dr Crane. do' D K Stockton. K v; C B Shaw, Va; C W War ing. N Y; G 9 Buney, Mass; T M Paton. NY; D Cooper. Miss. J Shunk. Pa; C Foster. Md; L Downing, Nil: Miss Downing, do; H McColluin. Ind; J K Jones. Pa; G Joidon, Md; C S Adam*. Mich; T W Was?r, Mas*; Dr Kennedy, Ala; F. Nesbet, NY; C Grange. Md: Miss Grange, do; W H Grange, do: J L Merrick, Pa; R J Fant, J C I U-IIIUm * n " Bavlo, ... KIRKWOOD; llOrSE.?J A Woilev. Ten#; B F Eakle. Va; W A Bnrke. do: T C Hunt. MT: Hon G Taylor. NY; S B San ford, do; C Gray; J M Buckhouse. Va; Dr Harrison. I'SN; Lt M P Jones, do; C A Leas, Md; Mrs S Hall, Pa; J S Hall, do; A E f?mJth; Gal; C R Dmke-. NY; J E flaugh. La: J Murray, Md; W 11 MarshoU, do; M What ion. Pa. I'NITED PTATES HOTEL?W 11 Mckey, T?-nn. W rilater. Va; J Perry, do; F C Moreland, do; W T Smith. Cal; J R Jenly; G T I'eddecon, Md; 11 E Kiugb. Pa; W B Smith, Nil MOfEMSSTS OF OCEAN STEAMERS ' From th e I'sited States. 1 Steamers Leart. For Day*. Glasgow New York.. Glasgow.... A pi -J5 ( A'abi* New Yoik..Liverpool ...Apl. *^9 CltvWashingnNew York .LiverfMK.l ... Apl. ?? i Kbllbnrg Ww York .. (ila^j/uw ... .Mat "Z ' P"^00 New York..Havre May 1 \nerica W?*ton......Liverpool ...May 6 Kill MOD........ New \ ork.. Li verpool ... May II Afrioa..........New ^ oi k.. Liverpool ...May |!| North Star..... .New \ oik.. Bremen .....May Iti Leopol d?.......New N ork.. A ut werp.... .\lay t!5 Fro* KraopR. America Liverpool.. Boston Apl. 11 Africa Liverpool...New York..Apl le> ' Hermann Southa'pton New York..Apl 92 ludian ... LlvarpJoi, .Quebec......Apt ti *C'aitforalA &UU SUainew ten New Yerk 9fL mK, of EMOth. Mifcellaneoui. (>vKrland mail^oitetolipo11nia PoitOwiw Dbpabtmkkt. April J?VlM*. An Act of Congreee, approved 3d Mareh. in?? l'J* appropriations far the servioe ef the Poet Omoe Department for the fiscal jwr ending >to June, IHJh. provides: ,. _, ... ?; Sec. U?. That the Postmaster General b?ww he ib hereby authorized to contract for the of the entire letter mail from such point onthe Mis siaeippi river t< the contractor* may select to nan Francisco, in the Srate of CalJorw*^[?r.*^*"l at a cost not exceeding three dollars per annum for semi-menthly, four hundred and 6ft* thousand dollars for weekly, or six hun dred thousand dollars for semi-weekly service, to be performed semi-monthly, weekly, or semi-weekly, at the optioa of the Postmaster General. " Seo. ll. That the contract shall require the ser vice to be performed with cood four-horse coaches or spring wagons, suitable for the conveyance of pas sengers as well as the safety and security of the ""'sec. 18. That the contractor shall have the right of pro-einption to three hundred and twenty acres of ui land not then disposed of or reserv ed, at each point necessary lor a station, not to be nearer than ten miles from each other; and provided that no mineral land stiall be thus pre-empted. '? Sec. 13. That the said service shall be performed within twenty-live days for each trip; and (hat, l?e fore entering into such contract, the Postmaster General shall be satisfied of the ability and disposi tion of the parties.bonafidc and in good faith, to per form the said contract, and shall require good and sufficient security for the performance of the same, the service to commence within twelve months after th*'aignmgof the contract." Proposals will acoordinglv be reoeived at the Con tract t Mhoe of the Post Office Department, until 3 p. m. of the 1st day of Jnne, 1857, for conveying mails under the provisions of the above act. Resides the starting point on the Mississippi river, bidders will name the intermediate points proposed to be embraced in the route and otherwise designate its oourse as nearly as practicable. Separate proposals are invited for semi-monthly wcity, and semi-weekly trips each way. The decision upon the proposals otTered will be made after the Postmaster General shall be satisfied of the ability and disposition of the parties in good ftuth to perform the contract. A guarantee in to l>e executed, with good and suf ficient sureties, that the contract shall be executed with like good security, whenever the contractor or contractors shall be required to do so by the Post master General, and tne service must commence within twelve months after the date of such contract. Form af Proposal. I. , of , county of , State of , propose to convey the entire letter mail, for the term of six rears, from the date specified in the contract for commencing sorvice, from . on the Mississippi river, by , to San Francisco, California, agreeably to the advertisement of the Postmaster General of the 20th April, 1357. in good four-horse coaohes or spring wagons, suitable for the conveyance of pas sengers, as well as the safety and security of the mails, semi-monthly. each way, for the annual sum of dollars ; weekly, each way. for the annual sum of dollars; semi-weekly, each way, for the an nual sum of dollars. Dated. (Signed.) Form of (tuarantee. The undersigned, residing at , State of , un dertake that, if the foregoing bid for carrying the mail on the route from , on the Mississippi river, to San Francisoo, California, be accepted by the Postmaster General, the bidder shall, when required bv the Postmaster General, enter into the necessary obligation to perform the servioe proposed, with good and sufficient sureties. This we do understanding distinctly the obliga tion and liabilities assumed by guarantors under the Tlth section of the art of Congress of July 2, 1H3R. Dated. (Signed by two guarantors.) Form of Certiorate. The undersigned, postmaster of .State of ??. certifies, under his oath of <\]ficc, that he is acquainted with the above guarantors, and knows them to be meu of property, and able to make good their guarantee. Dated. (Signed.) INSTRUCTIONS, Containing condition* to be incorporated in the contracts to the extent the Department may d?em proper. 1. No par will t>e made for trips not performed; and for eacti of such omissions not satisfactorily ex plained three titnos the par of the trip may lie de ducted. Deductions will also be ordered for a grade of performance inferior to that specified in the esm tract. For repented delinquencies of the kind herein ? peoified, enlarge*] penalties, proportioned to the na ture thereof and the importance of the inail, may be 2. For leaving behind or throwing of! the mails, or any portion of them. for the admission of passengers, or tor fieing concerned in netting up or running an ex press conveying intelligence in ndvanoe of the mail, a quarter s pay may be dednoted. 3. I- lues will l>e imposed, unless the delinquency be promptly and satisfactorily explained by certificates of postmasters, or the affidavits of other credible persons, for failing to arrive in contract time; for neglecting to take the mm! from or delivering it into a post office; for suffering it (owing either to the un suitableness of tlw> place or maimer of carrying it > to be wet, injured, destroyed, robbed, or lost; and for refusing, after demand, to ennvey the mail as fre quently as the contractor runs or is concerned in running a coach on the route. 4. The Postmaster General may annul the contract for repeated failures to run agreeably to contract; for violating the p<?st office law*, or disobeying the in structiuns of the Department: for rofusing to dis charge a carrier when requued liy the Department to do so; for assigning the contract without the assent of the Postmaster General; tor running on express aa aforesaid; or for transporting persons or packages convey ing mailable mat tar out of the mail. 5. A bid received after the last da* and hour named or without the guarantee required by law. cannot be considered in competition with a regular proposal reasonable in amount. 6. The route, the service, the yearly pay, the name and residence of the bidder, (that is. his usual post office address, land thoseof each member of the firm, where a company oilers, should Indistinctly stated. 7. Altered bids should not be submitted; uor should bids once submitted be withdrawn. hid must be guarantied by two or more re sponsible persons satisfactory to the PoKtiriaster J'fn?ral. General guarantees cannot be admitted. The bid and guarantee should be signed plainly with the l^uII name of each person. 9. The Department reserves the right to reject any bid which may be deemed extravagant, and also the bids of failing contractors and bidders. 10. The bid should be sealed; siip-rscril>ed "Mail Proposals for overland route to California," address ed "Second Assistant Postmaster General," Con tract Office. 11. A modification of a bid in any of its essential terms is tantamount to a new bid, and cannot be re I ?tivad, so as to interfere with a regular competition, after the last hour set for receiving bids. 12. Postmasters are to be carefulnot to c?rtify the sufficiency of guarantors a<* sureties without know '*J ?!. .j"' *re P"r??n" ?f sufficient responsibility; and a,l biddere. guarantors, and sureties are disf mct .v notified that, on a failure to enter into or perform the contracts for the service proposed for in the ac cepted bids, their legal liabilities will be enforced against thein. 13. Present contractors, and persons known at the Department must, equally with others, procure guar atitors and certificates of their sufficiency substan tially iu the forms above prescribed. The certificates of siirnci*ncy must be signed by a postmaster, or by a judge of a court of record. The attention of bidders, guarantors, sureties, 4c. is directed to the following laws, via : Sec.2. Act of March 3, 1?25, requiring contracture, carriers, 4c. to t>e sworn. See. u. Act of March 3,1825, in relation to failure to enter into contract. S<?c. 27. Act of J ii!y 2,1W>. liabilities of guarantors. Sec.24. Act of July 2, lt?5. authorising bids of failing contractors to tie rejected. Sec. jh. An act of July 2,1836, in relation to combi nations amongst bidders. Act o| April 21, 18IJ8. provides that no memberof Congress can bo a contractor. Sec.42. Anact of March 3, 1825, provides that no p2?iInV#friV",",ant P'*tmaatar, or clerk in a post offi<v? shall be a contractor. f ?c. 7. Act of March3.1R25, provides that no other oarrymjMhe*uaif. *** pereo" ,hali employed in sefF?h?T?Lhf'"n*raI w'll reserve to him abiive ar wh/n? k/ V7.,of>.ntr*rf "?d* underthe or anVr^rt^f Jur d,?10over that the same or any part of it. is offered for sale in the market for the purpose of speculation, and he will, m no c*se sanction a transfer of the same, in wholo or in part* to any assignee or sub contractor, less qualified, m his opinion, than the original contractor, to carry hS Mine into successful operation. AARON V. BROWN, tJnne Postmaster General. OOf* PENNSYLVANIA AVENFE, near corner of Kith Street. win. I rST,'S K*HMTZ ,iav"Vt ma<le arrangements with a ( ompaxiy of Hattei s to be fur iiiaoecl witii the nu>?t popular htslei of>mLESKIN AND HK A vV.lt HATS, will tieri-after make u dis count or 12* per cent upon the actual Smarket price, unking tfiellnt sold for Mand not Qufreeuently lor SSifi.r e low price of *3.*) a slight varia tion in quality #3, and for .#2Jyia su K22T.ii i1' ??4>ney. To make tins system effectual, he will keep no books, but sell axeltuive ly f?r Cash o* Dklivket, which cannot foil being advantageous to the purcliaser, thereby enabling him fo.r oash "n11 ? ??n&Jl profit,meeting with no lon**s b) bad debts. frl"J"'J cAPS,and STRAW GOODS, for Meu, Boys, Misses and Infants' wear. Persons are invited to call and examine our stock. 2,6 ?e?nsylvania Avenue, noar corner of 13th Street. ap ll-tf HATS! IIATS!?Constantly on hand a full sup BEKBK'SNEWVORK h\t4 rif!? #r Wlti! TAYLOR'S i .lVU{n't,,nore- The fiest black fo?*V' K?! ,,p ,n ,he late,t ?i atv?' 5* <<khJ ttju*e "?ually sold f"ahionable Hat at *2+7 'r! V1.*'*1 11 hr,t rnt? work.i.sn.T. 1 ?"??? the best srfsj ? Vh'""a"d r.?;Nv.v,.ri;ii;t'c';r,!^' p' S. A N^R^if^fjMiidU??r.siioa f* ? * Vdtr i:\K feSTVB"."8ii\mxT.?|^' 380 north side of Pennsy lvania avenue, be-H*f4?l tween ?h and 10th streets.?I have this day**?A"ii received of J. W. McCurdy 4 Son. Ill Chestnut st Philadelphia, Pa., a splendid assortment of I^uIim' Misses', and Children's G A I T F. It S . BOOTm' SI.IPPKRSa.Kl BUSKIN TIKS,all oolors, sliapos and styles, all for the spring trade. Those wishiug a g<K>d and cheap article will do wall to call and examine my stock before purchasing elsewttere. as f am determined to sell oheap for the CMSy1it.?cVofTRrrNKSand BAGS is 'ft l?|fet in this city. (ap 3) S. r. HOOVKW. Fishing tacklk.-limerick, virgin ia. Kirby. I'heetertowa, and Gravitation PISH HOOKS or all sizes: Silk. Chinese Grass. Linen, aiid Cotton FISH LINKS; Hollow, Swivel, and Ringed SINKKRS; C^RK FLOATS; RKF.I.S, and ?very thing in the Fishing Tackle line, at greatly reduaad pnce*,ju*t reoeired anjl lor salary ap u No, m Bndge ?tr?et, Georgetown. Miscellaneous. pLOTHINQ AND CLOTHING MATERIALS. u P*p**t>?kxt, Bureau of Pronaiona and Clothing. Separata proposala, aealed and endorsed2"" Pro ?osals for Navv Clothin* and Clothing .Materials th,? o&oa until D o'clock, a. rn on lie 1st day of May next, for furnishing and deliver (K?n T?cc 1 v ,n^ ??* ty d?y ?* not toe) at each or either Hr.^kl? \* V Charleatown, Massachusetts; inirntiMna ^ urk ! or Goaport, \ irginia, the luantities below mentioned of any or all of the {bl owing classes of articles of nary eloihiug and cloth UK materials, and such further quantities of the same is may be ordered by the chief of this bureau, or by the commandant sol the said navy-yards, rcspectire y, tin ring the fiscal year oommenoing on the 1st ilay i>f July next, and ending on the 3uth day of June, loJOl VIS ! nl . Class 1 .?Clotk Clothing. Blue cloth pen jackets 3.0W Roiin^iackets 3.0,10 Blue ?>th trowsers V 5,000 Blue satinet trowsor* 5,000 Blue cloth caps 5,000 X1 Class 2.? Flannel Clothing. Ulue flannel jumpers 5.000 Blue ttannel overshirts 5,000 Bjuo flannel undershirts. "... 5)000 Blue flannel drawers 5,000 Class 3.?Linen Clothing. Canvas duck trowsers 3 Barnstey sheeting frocks s'.ooo ... ? . Class i.?Blue Satinet. Blue Satinet yards, 10,000 ? Class 5.?Blue Flanml. Blue flannel yards, 100,000 Class 6.?Sheeting, Duck and Nankin. Barnsiey aheetin* yards, 20,000 Canvas duck do.. 10,000 Blue Nankin. do.. 10,000 _ ., .. . Class 7.?Shoes. Calfskin shoes pairs, 5,0f? Kipskiu shoos . do.. 5,000 ?T , , Class 8.?Socks. \\ oolen socks pairs, 10,000 ? Class 8.?Mattresses. Mattresses 2,000 ? Class 10.?Blankets. Blankets 4,(TO m \. it. SL4?9 l\.?Handkerchiefs. Black silk handkerchiefs fl.000 Offers may be made for one or more classes, at the opt ion of the bidd-r: but all the articles embraced in a Haas must be bid for. Each class will be considered by itself, and the contract for that class will lie awarded to the bidder whose proposals for the articles comprised in the I?.' *re l01*?"' the aggregate. The cloth for the pea jackets shall be twilled pilot cloth of American manufacture, pure indigo blue, wool-died. It shall bo 54 inches wide, and weigh 3#i ounces per vard. It shall have a list on each edge composed of*24 white threads,of all wool. All pieces weighing less than 25 ounces per yard will lie re jected ; anil each bale of about 3U0 yards must average ?> onces per > ard. The cloth for round jackets, bule cloth trowsers, and blue caps shall I* twilled. all wool, of American manufacture, and pure indigo blue, wool-died, ll snail nave a list on each edge composed of24 white threads, al. of wool. All pieces under 17>i ounces per yard will Ih> rejected : and each liale of about 3* must average 18 ounces per yard. I he satinet must l>e American manufactured, 2i inches wide inside *f list, which hit must consist oj not less than 12 white woollen threads on each edge or the cloth, woven in the whole length of the pioce, must weigh not less than 9}? ounces per yard, to con tain m each pmce about 28 yards; the warp must be cotton, pure indigo blue, yarn-dyed: and the tilling wool, pure indigo blue, wool-dyed. Each l?le of 49 yards shall average nine and a half ounces to the yard and no piece shall t>e below 9\, ounces to the yard I he satinet trowsers must be made of material like the above. The pilot-cloth, broadcloth, and satinet or which garments are made, shall bo well spougod beforo niade up. r ?,.fi)i6 fla"VeJ ** a11.wo?'- American manufac tured, wool-drod, pnro indigo blue, and twilled; musl h^ in pieces ofabout 50yards in length,T7 inches wide *o'?hm* five ounce*!per J?ni. with a list on each edge of 4 white woollen threads woven in the whole length of the piece. To be packed in beles of 1( pieces, the pieces to be rolled separately irithoui cloth hoards; each balei to contain .WO yards and 15S1., pounds flannel. No piece to have a less average weight than 4r8-lo ounces per yard. rh* overshirts. undershirts, drawer", and jumpen m""l "lade or flannel |,ke the above. I ho Barnsiey sheeting must be free from cotton r?r!lC ?eV?n it: weight. twelve ounces 31-100 pei ?ri " ' f by 4 to 1-16 inch. I lie canvim duck must be free from cotton 7, inches in width, and almtit 3i> yards in the piece zV'irt ?irr iW?rp ",ld t!linK; wt''Rht, eight ouncei ^ - * tfixturo,9 '?>' to k inch. rhe shoes must be stamped with the contractor^ name, number of shoe, and year when inadi- the sizos to be m the following proportion Tor each y pairs, unlessI otherwise ordered, viz : 4 of No. 5 9 <>| 1 of Nvo 11 7'12 ?f No" 8'9 of No- 9- 3 of No. 10, lo cV"f",rm*" respects to the sample* * ,he >?rds. and to ^ delivered in good strong boxes, ?, J?M,iTch- r,?e name of the contraeior. con Thl Il/J L? >e*r J*!1*" niarked t>n each Is.x. seTsratfTl/xes. h5,oe" tu ^ The wi>t>ilen sock"s must be woven or knit infliro. twoV'' nn(J "f American inani'fac shall avemie tlKri lnc,?eJ. H inches; ten dozen shalli average three pounds, and no ono pair shall be less than three and a halfounces. No. 2, leg 12 inches foot 10 inches ; ten dozen shall average two pournls 1,.u"ce". no one pair shall be less than three and one-quarter ounce*. The sock* shall be sample**" * ??lwr anJ *'ua',,y ful|y ?qua! t?j ? iX^nV,,Lr6:'M5 '"""J wwf'> ten pounds, including rchi/w^'CVh t0 ^ c,,? 6 fe?l m and sl inches wid". The covert must measure 7? inches in length and ^9 inohes in width. The hair, ticking and rn conform to samples. 1 he nankin must he the best Wue American nankin 16th of?n mfr* rx,iur?i ,hre~V hv 4 threads to the 16th of an inch, dyed w:th pure Bengal indigo. 1 he Uankets must reigh six pounds per pair and wJT/h ^ by ^ M? h- A Ule ofSfjaui must * i Pounds, and no pair shall weigh u*ss than j pounds 13 ounces They must l.e of Ameri "n ?n tfma/krdU^?. S nTv"v/'W1, a?d en?h blanket mu?? llio black silk hamlkerchicfs must be 3I>4 br 3'>i inches, and weigh one ounce and 12 grama Trov ? texture 14 by 23 to one-eighth of an incfi 1' A schedule of the three sizes for ea<-n 100 pieces of .a.le-up C.thing will be found with the sample a the respective yards; and all the alwvearticles in fX~P'nnrsvKra^,;^a?f^r5,,ij3 '-?-asasa esehVrU?h,l>erorquMtity w,h,oh wi" required of ?ared^ cannot ,,e Precisely Platen. J. wii. not t>e lea*, however* than wi* ouan . itv specified m the foreK??iru? list The rontrnrfi Will, therefore, be made^/.r the quant,tv of ?h?hiM ""''l for aneh further quantity as All the above articles must l?e -ubject to surii in ??*tioa at the place of deli very n the chief of th?a bureau ...ar direct; and no article will be received and' whinh !l to "ample in every respect, conform to the stipulations and ?ruJ i" 'i c?n'ract to be made. nen.f *r .'L niU!,t ^ delivered at the nsk and ex pense of the contractor. Each box and twle fn iL nJSei ?Wli''tlie eontractor's name. The inspecting Tk? ? ',e appointed by the Navy Department article menH, n-H*1 dl,,'r"f?"?'? jha prices for eaoh ? mentioned in a class, aud must be calculated th? ei\n?renVtr5, V?fn8e the fulfilment of In r rlfi (,lng ,he neoeasary buttons. del?vM the ?"'? P"r,of the contractors to fmmtiim ."overal articles which may lw ordere<l ?h^ii!iJrn r?w'r2f*r if proper nualiZ Ihni?hif "?u. Bureau of I'roviaions and Clothing ?ohtt inadeof'what t?Pu J0'-*? or direct purchiiS! ing or at either of the navy-yards aforesaid shall be that ?"Ch has b^inadoiS T?.n approved sureties in a sum equal r?? he estimated amount of the respective eon tracts will be required, and twenty per centum will be withheld a*M^tafera?'secnnfp(^ymfPn," on ?ccount thereof m??.iV? aecurity, and not in ans event to lie oai.l until it is in all respects complied with - and eiJhtv KriJTid hT1 t'h amount of all deliveries made will tnoWtiVlu? 7TT w,thin th,r?r days after to hin? ?uth<"?t.oated, shall luile been -*ri"sj/,i" ""hrt'ttwUuf. aceepte<l ,n guarantee ^rtiTiedl; I he th? 1' rT the 00'l*ct?r 'he c^ , ,rU,'d,-tr,Ct ^r7?' ?? ;Y"' HatnptJure, Boston, A>tr \ork?Tp]!ilVd #' a nddescription VinUUsleou'^0 "" speetion b%or, rOption aTuubL?'' \h' in' par, son will le mad' be tire enthe artiVl Jd l01"' and the samples and rontmn J!,. ?r,lel'* offered JTIW,..a, ?civ'l"n\0A"fiu. ?? ??- Awril 4-lau'4w fj*"/'XTt RKS.-R. MH I.KH S<)V i chasers at the sale rooms ->n Cbei*^/ delphia. Also, Brop-hghts Ci t <i -I. trei^Pfi,,a l?'Jg*?t variety! an<J ^'r^ l.all an<l examine for yourselves. dee l A l( T K*1 ^ fl lb*" *" K PI N (J iSZ'.%p(!rXffiV ???<"?? SVpfS 'i^^^CKIiE.? inn >K8, MNRK RODS tl,? u *'*v *p:? a complete outfit just receive! ?? iTpVs U"efur"uhlll,r 8tor*. 7th street. L\ J: MIBDLgTbX ?? J'aANCW. 'wlaih^|~^outhwe,t corn*' off*iind 12t h W9EPBMW? ?nJ lilt OM Lor., It J C Insurance, 4c. Capital $200,000 S! Thi? Comfanyia now prepared to raoeive applica tions lor INSURANCE ONBUILDINGS, MER CHANDISE, Ac., at the usual City ratee, without any chftrge for Policy, at tfeair Oflioe, comer of Tenth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, over tit* Washington City Savings Book. Directors. Wm. F. Bayly, Samuel Baoon, Robert Farnham, James P. Holiday, Win. Orme, Hudson Tailor, I'rancis Mohun, M. W. Gait. lenj. Beall. JAMES C. McGUIRE, President. O. D. Hassor, Secretary. apll-ly N~~ORTH WESTERN INSURANCE COMPA NY. Hour Officii, OswrcoCitt, N.Y. J. T. STEVENS. Agent, No. 911 Seventh street, (over Suter, Lea a Co.'s Bank.) Washington, 1). C. The Northwestern has a place among the very best insurance oompanies in the United States. In corporated in the ) oar 1832, it has since then contin ued to do a constantly increasing business, until it stands, in the Comptroller's Report or lusurance

Companies in the State of New York for the current year, second only in amount of business, solvency, and onpital in that State. Its reliability during the financial revulsions of the past twenty-five years has been fully tested and sustained. Within ths linuts of the State of New York no other recommendation would be necessary than the Report of the State Comptroller for 1857, which can be ?een at the offioe of the Agent. The prompt payment of all its losses, ami the con tinued accumulation of ita capital and aurplus fund is a sufficient guarantee of its solvency for the fu ture. _ ap 13-d2w PROTECTION AND INDEMNITY FROM LOSS AND DAMAGE iTV FIRE, THE PERILS OF THE SEA. AND INLAND TRANSPORTATION. FARMERS AND MECHANIC*' INSURANCE COMPANY, OF PHILADELPHIA. FlRR, MaRINR, AND INLAND iRtURARCB. Authorized Capital $l,2?fP00!J! Ofticr, Noithwkut coiner or Pennsylvania Avrncr and 17th Strrrt, Washington. DIRECTORS. j Hob. Thos. B. Florence, Charles Din*ee, I George If. Armstrong, Thomas Manderfield, i Charfws A.Rubteam, EdwaSd R. Melmbold, : George Helmbold, P. Carroll Brewster, i James E. Neall, Isaac Leech. Jr. THOMAS B. FLORENCE, President. EDWARD R. HELM BOLD, Secretary. LOCAL SURVEYORS. Charles Walter, No. 307 D strcot, opposite City Hall. John M. Thornton, oorner 1st street and Virginia avenue,I4ond. . James Williams, No. 22 4>{ street. John Higgles, No. 501 13th street, below Pennsyl vania avenue. I MARINE SURVEYOR. Captain J. p. Levy, No. 3ti7 Pennsylvania avenue, opposite National Hotel. GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT. John Thomason. Authorized Capital and Assets $1,473,<557 07 Assets $523,057 07 Iavestod in Bonds, Mortgages, and Good Securities. The following statement exhibits the business and oondition ol the Company to November 1, 1856: ! Premium reoeived on marine and inland risks to No vember 1, 1854 $2i4,OH 60 f^ire premium 178,796 61 ntereston loan 8,704 47 Total receipts $400,185 68 Paid marine losses 964,427 04 1'sid fire louses 39,737 39 Expenses, salaries, and commis sions 45,439 00 Reinsurance, return premiums, and agenoy charges 27,474 68 $m,ia 6i Balancc remaining with the Company, $ 223A57 07 i.noo ou 00 The Aunts of the Company art at follows : Philadelphia city and county bonds $16,848 18 Railroad bends 11,000 00 First mortgages, real estate 143.500 00 Stocks, oollaterais. on oali ?,40) 00 Girard sod consolidation bank stock 5,125 00 Deposited with Duncan, Sherman A Co., New York . 80.0 Deferrsd payment on stock not yet dua... 97,700 < Notes for marine premiums Iob.qbo Duo from agents, secured by bonds 95,3)1 18 Premiums on policies reoently issued, and debts due the ooiupany 26,470 91 Balance in bank 16.456 74 $523,(V77 07 The business of this Company will compare favor ably with tho most successful similar institutions in the United States. F roin the 1st day of August. 1&5&. in fifteen months, ; up to the 1st day of November. 1856, the premiums and interest received amounted to the large sum of l four hundred thousand one hundred and eighty-five dollars and sixty-eight cents, with the payment of l losses and expense* of one hundred and seventy seven thousand one hundred and twenty-eight dol lars and sixty-one oeuts. I With these evidences of auocess and good man Xment, the Directors feel justified in soliciting a re of public patronage, believing that the security offered i* ample, asd tfist all fair claims will be ad justed more according to equity than legal technical ities. The Companv is prepared to issue polioies against : loss or damage by fire on DWELLINGS, FC RNITU RE, M ILL fi, MAN UFACTORIES, WAREHOUSES, I All descriptions of Bl'lLDINc?8 and their contents; or all kinds of MERCHANDISE, transported by Vrsskl?,8tkamboat?, Canal Boats, Railroads. and the usual conveyances to or from any portion of EUROPE AND AMERICA, and on the hulls of STEAM BOATS navigating the Western Waters. . The rates o/ premium will be as low as other com panies, and in fixing them every improvement in construction and arrangement will be taken into con sideration. All losses speedily adjusted and promptly paid. Office, northwest oorner Pennsylvania avenue and 17th street, Washington City, D. C. Insurant? may also be effected at the Home Ofite, northwest corner Walnut and Second streets, Philadelphia, And mother principal cities of the United States bv authorized offioers of the Company. ap 3 Banking house of~ CHUBB BROTHERS. Drposits.? Deposits received and Cbeoks paid without charge. Drafts on the northern sealioerd cities received on Deposit at par, and Exchange on said Cities furnished to depositors without charge. Interest ON Deposits.?Interest will be allowed _ I, . ? L ? ? BT. re U.I IIIIOTWl Win 1*3 ??!."? on Deposits at such rates as may be agreed upon. Deposits in Virginia and I ncvrrrnt Mos : Deposits in \ irgima and other L ncurrent Money ro ! ceived to be checked for, payable in same funds, or in , specie, we charring the regular Exchange. Discounts.?Notes. Drafts,and Billsof Exchange will be discounted, and Loans made on Stocks, Bonds, and Securities, at the market rate. t Letters or Credit-?Letters of Credit wUl be (urmshed, negotiable .n the different Cities of the ,'nited States, on Deposit of Money or Collaterals, and interest allowed if Money is deposited, and charged if Collaterals, on suoh terms as may be agreed ' upon. I Traveling Bills or Excharor.?Travelers will be furnished with drafts in such sums as may lie de ' sired negotiable in the different Cities of the Union. Bills and Letters op Crrdit on England, Ire land and Kiropk.?Bills of Exchange and Letters of Credit on England. Ireland and Enrope, furnished at the market rate for Exchange, in sums to suit. Bonds, Stotrs, Ac.?Bonds, Storks, and Secnri ties paying from B to 12 pr. oent.. always for sale, ar bought in the different Cities at a commission of ajtf pr. cent. Where Stocks are hought upon orders, we reserve the right to call for a deposit of 10 pr. cent on the cost. Bouds or Stocks will be ordered by tele graph. Railroad, Citt, and Stats Bonds.?Railroad, Citv, and State Bonds can be placed in our hands for negotiation, either in this oountry or Kurope. Rail road Iron purchased for cash or with Bonds. I,and Warrants.?Land Warrants bought at the market rates. All Warrants sold by us are guaran teed in every respect. I .and Warrants located on commission. I And Warrant quotations regularly furnished if re quested. Warrants will l>e forwarded to Western Houses on > orders, or Mut for sale on oominissiou to responsible ! parties. I Reai. Estate and Ixscrancrs.? Real Estate bought and sold, and Insurances effected. Claims on United States, Coirt or Claims, ' Conor ks*.?Claims on the I nited States, before the ? Court of Claims or Congress, inrrusted to us, will be prosecuted by prompt and aide attorneys. 1 CHUBB BROTHERS, jan 27 Opposite the Treasury. I f~*HlNA, GLASS AND QUEENSWAReT 1 R. II. MILLER. SON A CO., I Importers direet from Liverpool to Alexan- ImT) dria, beg leavetocall the at tent ion of dealers. hotel-keepers, and others of WashiiiEtonand Georgetown, to their stooks of G O O D S, which, for extent and variety, will compare favorably with any establishment in the Eastern cities. The connexion of their senior partner with the manufacturers of Europe and the I nited States for upwards of thirty years, has given hini advantages in the purchase of goods equal, if not superior, to any house in the trade. An inspection of goods and prioea will satisfy all parties that purchases can be made of them upon the most favorable terms. French China Dinner Sets, gilt and deoorated French Chiua burner Sets, gold band and plain whit* French China Vases, Pitchers. Toilet Sets, ko. French China Tea Sets, Cups and Saucers, and other articles of Teaware And Dinner Ware, separate from sets IndiaChma Dinner Sets, and separate articles always on liaod White Granite Ware in every variety, in sets, and separate from sets, as may be desired Blue Printed or Liverpool Ware, the same Coimuou Edged, White and Rockingham Ware, in fall supply. .Cut, Pressed, Plain, and Moulded Glass Ware from the best establishments in the Eastern and Western States, which will be sold by the package or other W 1P0? Experienced packers employed. Goods put np by us pan be transported by any mode withost breakage. rare bv the steamboats from Washington to Alex andria, almost hourly, 12oents each way. A quar ter or a dollar thus spent may save many dollars deo 1 A RNY'S CONFECTIONERY, No. S4,Brid0? ?*/;Strrbt, Grorgrtown, D. C.. where all kinds or hntertainments are furnished with the best lee Creams, Cakes. Water Ioee. Confectionery. *o., at the shortest notioe, and on the most moderate terms. Medal awarded at the iMtexJuUtuui of Metropolitan Mechanise' Institute. Jan SI-t7j Choice hams for baking.-We hare received to day,apruuelot ofSUGAR-CURED HAMS, pr,ptr*d ??? MiwrVmmK Md 1Mb atnM. Medicines. pRIVATK MEDICAL TREATISE ~ 100 mm aad ISO fine Plata and Colored Lithographa aad Platee. ICTPR1CE ONLTJBCENT8..ZU ILTSinifrtt of postage to all parts ?ftktUniom. Dr. M. B. La Croix'a Phyeiological View of Mar riage. A new aad rented edition of 25u Met ami 180 plate*. Price 26 oeaU a oopy. A popular aad oomprehenaive treatiae on the dubee and oaaualtiea of single and married life?happv and fruitful allian eee, ntodeof securing there? infelicitous and infer tile onea?their obviation and removal?nervona de bility, ite oauaea and cure, by a proceaa at onoe ao aimple, aafe, aud effectual, that failure la impossible ?rules for daily management?an essay on Sperma torrhea, with practical observations on a safer and more successful mode of treatment?precautionary hints on the evil reaulte from empirical praotiee; to which is added oommentariea on the diseases of fe males? from infancy to old age?each caae graphical ly illustrated by beautiful elates. It'point* out the remedies lor those self-inflicted reiaenea and diaap pointed hopes ao unfortunately prevalent in the young. It la a truthful adviser to the married, and those contemplating marriage. Ita pernaal ta partic ularly recommended to peraona entertaining secret doubta ol their ph>aical condition, and who are con scious of having hazarded the health, happmeea and pnvilegea to which every human being la entitled to. Price 25 centa per oopy, or five oopiea for Ml. mail ed freo of postage to any part of the United f*tatee, by addreasing Dr. LA CROIX, (poet paid.) Albany, New* ork, enoloaing 25 cents. J' pd;?.vTI,omwIioI,!([m may oonault Doctor |LA IKOIX upon any of the diaeaaea upon which hia book treats, either peraonaJly or by mml. Ilia medi cines often cure in the ahort apaee of aix daya, and completely and entirely eradicate all traoca of thoae disorders which oopaiva and cubeba have ao long been thought au antidote, to the ruin ol the health of the patient. His " French Secret" ia the great eon tinental reined* for that class of diaordera which un fortunately. physicians treat with mercury, to tha irretrievable destruction to the patieut'a constitu tion. and which all the saraaparilla in the world aau not cure. No' * MfMd#B I'ao#' Ait?ay, n. r. PILKS-P1LES-PILE9.--W. aall attention to all who are afflicted with thia dreadful oom plaint to the following sworn certificate from one of oar most respectable citizens, the father-in-law of the proprietor of the "Courier dea Flats Lma." ^y| formerly gunmaker in Philadelphia: r>. r? rv N*w York, Aug. 30th, 1858. D*. I)cpbie?Dear Sir: I hereby oertify that 1 ha\e been afflicted with the Pile* for nearly sixty years, that 1 have need eighteen bottles of Barnes's ? ii ? iS. *??' V>dr0T*7thl^* *'*? I eonld hear of. hut aL.V.r?- ' '"?y dld m# or Tr In?un?? ,*ino?' J commenced uaing your f?r u i ?"? * have the happineaa to say me ? desired effect. Wing cured me. I consider this almost a miracle, for I am eicht v ' *,"c?'r<,|T recommend them to afi af flicted with the above oomplaint. P. VALLEE, 73 Franklin atraat. State of New York, / ? r , _ , New ? orkCity ai.d County, i ,h'j C. Lawrence, do hereby certify that on the da* of the oate hereof, before mo personally came P. \ aliee, t? mo well known, who, being by me duly .worn, did depose and sav that the ooetents of the foregoing certificate aigned by hun are true. In witnea* whereof I hav e subacrilied my name,as Commissioner of Deeds and aa a Notary Pufilicuf the State of New York, and hive affixed my Nota rial Seal, at my ofhco in Now York, thia 2Gth day of A.UgU8tt 1966. JOSEPH C. LAWRENCE. Commissioner of Deed a" and Notary Public of the State of New \ ork, 67 U all atreet, New York. Weohallenre the Medical Faculty of the United States to produoe a certificate eqnal to the above. Dr. Duprie a Remediea are the only effectual eure fo^ExterwU and Internal Piles. Only y eenta per Offioe-76 Nassau street, ^ew York. Will be aeit by mail to any part of the I nited Statea. Foraaleby FORD A BRO., oorner of 11th atreet and Pa. avenue. W aahinglon. D. C. oc 13 ? BITTERS.?Theae Ritteraarean infaili* Lj blei eure for Dysentery and Chronic Diarrhea, want of Appetite, Ao. They have proved an effec tual cure to all thoae who have l?een effected with the endemio of the National Hotel. Inraluable for summer complainta. No. 367 Pennsylvania avenue, opposite the Nation al Hotel. Wine. Liquors, Cigars, and fine Goneriea. ?M-tf JONAS P. LEVY._ ?OUOH?COLDS?HOARSENESS. DR. TYLER'S COMPOUND SYRUP OF GUN ARRABIC : The moat Ploaiumt, Safe and Speedy Cure for W hooping Cough, Croup, Aathma. Dis eased Lungs and Consumption. Enttrtd according to Act of Camgrus, A. D. 18JT. In again presenting to the notice of t-he pnblie the above remedy, we feel that little apology is needed. \ Mt numbers 111 ail seotiuns of thf C nion are oblir^d to Imve reoourae to other sources of relief than tlie immediate prescription of their family phyaician. and aa each return of the winter aea*on brings out a host orprolessedir new specifics, some good, others use a"d decidedly dangerous, it becomes as muoh a matter of duty as interest, believing thia to * remedy, oombining the greateat acvantaxea with the !ea?t objectioua of any other in uae, to make it aa extenaively known aa practicable. That such ik.1. character, is abundantly proved by the fact. "teusive'y used the last twenty >eara with unDaralleled success ; that its reputation haa ooiitmuod to spread and it* sale increase, with from advertismg or published Iiata of cer <wh,eh a" know can aa easilv be had for a wort mean preparation as for a mentorious one,) that ./.OWn V'*rit- Wlth the recommendation of persons benefited by its uae, it hiaia gained ita pre y ; nl,Lnot trumpeted to the worUlaa a apcdfic or cure all. but as a valual.le and aeientihc read) at hand, and one that has been generally found to ailord relief where moat others havo been tried without material benefit Aa auch, it ia reoogmaod by numbera of our leodinc phy siciana. who know ita compositiofa. and have t*en eve witnesses of its superior efficacy, as well as bv thousands of our most respeCtabl? citixens, to most V ^iHm re'*>rPno? ia cheerfully permitted. nS'|48 t PAL^^^^hTsITi^VS steVenS Alexandria. ** *n,alid PKEL A CA\liv l)R HpS - l' M ARABIC COUGH . wT^r i>ko^o. the aame oompoaition in a portable fprm. much patronised l>y public speakers singers, frequenters ol public assemblies, Ac aa' they remove all huskiness from the throat and voice aoV^e * clmiTn ?n ? troublesome oough. Prioe and 35 centa a bex. Of j),.iPR,Er^RKMTt1,,fS w ^e oniT af fectual cure for External or Internal Pilqa.Se.lt. vSraffs" 4 BRO., ooruer of 11th st., T 1 MASV?'T^vTnrVuecenaful|y the wt"ch discoveries in ITS EFFICACY IN CI BINO rkW01*** *'r' Dropsy. S'tvralgia. Bmm .dULA f Pd Trnd'nsies, Disordir nu /Vli A Blood, Foils, General Dibility. Ali.fii- J'*a Tonic and Alterative medteme is beyond question. ??Ti?aJlT00.fUA0r "! *re so numerous, ao well authenticated, and of anch peculiar character, that proffered S^00t r6a,on*biy hesitate to receive the -;ThKe..r?,nman 8yrnp do^B not profess to be a '??r? all, but ita range is exteuaive, beoause man\ disea DroJ??i^*r'r unfike, are intimately related, and. remedy. m ?n* C"UM' M1 ^ cured ^ on? The claaa of diaeaaea for whieh the Syrup promi fh-??' k" pr*ei5?'y that Which has so oKea lof fled the highest erder of medical skill. The facte SnH i1* the Witneasee acceasible.and the aafety an.2.e'"cary of?he Syrop incantrovertible. r?,r w,.8h 'or.tn from dismter i'."?|fe"P??ting the character of the Synia, cannot fail to be eatisfied with the followir* arnon* numrous ?^timom?!..1? the hnnHsof the Agents. m the'I^nofnif*? l!l08F? Pf fentleroen wellknown in the oc?nniumty, and of the nigheat respectability. JP. , CARD. ect* of h*v,"?L?*P?rienced the benefioial ects of the Peruvuwi Syrup, do not heait&to to recommend it to the attention of the pubho. 11m?.rnfU?-T.e*J?rle???? ?? well aa from tne tea arT???V.^Ifk ' wbo*? intelligence and inteeritv Tta unquestionable, we have no doubt of ita etncacy in oaaea of incipient Diaeaaea of the Lunga and Bronchial Passages. DrsVeaai I iver fectaPw,'?iVfl ic" fn'^eJita ef. iticredibl?. but from the character of Ll t ^r^^rjtneM<Nl Lhern-a,Mj have volunteer Sift -l&STf) L'EL MAY. IIOMAS C. A.MORY. ForaalebyZ. D. GILMAN, Special Agent, 330 Pennsylvania avenue, and at the General Agency, oorner of L and ?th streets. Navy Yard. feb26 Haying completed our spring and Summer arrangements, we are uow prepared to aupply our numerous customers in Washington and Georgetown with almost every description of whola aome SUMMER DRINTKS, such aa premium Min ikal NVatkxs, pare Ckab Cidrr. Chxmpacnk Cidkx, Burton, Philadelphia.atMl XXX Pal* Ales. all of very superior aualit)r, unsnrp*s?e<rin flavor aad nohneaa bv any in the Union : \ X P?rtkr. a prime artiol*. f or aeveral of th<* al>ove mentioned drinks we received at the late Fair of the Metropolitan Mechanics' Institute the highest awards of merit. Wa are also agents for the sale of Turner Brothers Ginors Wimr, Hlackbrrrt Braxdy, Sirups, ft e.. and Dr. Wheeler's Cherrt W i.nr Bittrrb.all of which willbeaoldonthemoataooommodating terms. We have alao for sale one aupenor CLOTHES .MANoI.F..,n,oodonl.r.ARN.v ^ ?[||NN apS-lm Corner Green and Qli v ata.. C.eorret'n. MANf^ A XD BEAUTIFUL STYLE. manufactured from Slate Stone, tn the Weat Castle ton Slate Company, Yt. Theae Mantels are enamel ed in imitation of the richest and inoet expensive EGYPTIAN. LISBON. VERD A N T IXi V E, PORPHERV. PVRENEhS, UKOCATELI.A, AGATE, SPANISH fiALW A\, and other rare aad desirable MARBI.ES. The imitations are ao perfect that ttjey challenge the eloaeat acrutiny. They are ao highly polished that they retain their lieauty much longer than marble; are not iniured bv amok*, ooal gas, or acids, and can be aold aiucb cheaper than any others in market. Price ranging from #125 to #18. Architeeta, Buildera, and others are invited to call and examine aamplea at No. 51S Seventh atreat.S doora below Odd rallowa' Hall, up s'airs. aept 12?Iy T. M. HANSON. Agent. WASHINGTON IN DOMESTIC LIFE, from Original Letters and Ma?aaeripta. hy Richard Ruah. Prioe #1. Jkiatpubliahed, and for aala at TAYLOR ft MAURY'S Bookstore. n?er Mh ?tree;. ^p It _ W. W. HACgRRT. W. ?. tiAtTON ? HACKNEY ft DAYTON. Rial Ebtat* alio GsnsaL Lasd Aobvct. M U-ToFtet C>m?*a Citt, If. f, Trmvtlert' Directory. EW EOUTE TO THE SOlTHWtlJT. N MEMPHIS t CHARLESTOS RAILROAD COMPLETE??OOKHBCTIHO C hattanorga, Trun.; Chmrlrttorn. S. C.; Smr?m nah. Oa.: and all ik* Narthtmtum csius, wtik Miwphis, Ttmm. Ths lest connect ms link of RtilmMl htlvN* N F.W U)RK AN DTHK MISSISSIPPI KIVKK. This ruad ia now completed ami open*.] for the reg u.ar transportation of {'uicuftra and Freight, and will affortf more Expedition and less Expense than any other route between the Northeast and Soutft *C,L I*assengera and Shippers will take due notice "nd in? vera themselves according!). I*assenger Trains l?-a ve Stevenson daily at IS 0 clock, a. m.. <after the arrival of the trams from Chattanooga and Nashville.land arrive at Mcmthu same dav at 7 p. m., connecting with First Cam Steam I ackets to New Orleans, and all other impor tant points upon the Western Rivers.* Goods eoft sinned to Railroad Agents Charleston or Savan nah, will l>e forwarded to Mctsehis and other points, l?y Express Freight Trains. Freight in charge of the Adams Express Com* pan* is can ieO over this route daily by the 1'sssei. ??r trains. F. C. ARMS General Superiut'mdeat. Hr!tT?riLL*, (Alt.) April 1st, 1857. ?Through Tickets to Memphis, te., sold at Wil mington. N. C~ Charleston. S. C.; Augusta. Savan nah, Macon, Atlanta.and Columbus, Gaj Montgom ery. Ala.; Cnattanooga. and Nashville, Tenn. To connect with the Western Trains on this r<?d, passengers will take the nigAt trains from Wilmtrut ton.N.C.; Augusta. Ga.;Cli?ttanoogaand Nsahvtlie, Teno.; and the day trains Ironi Charleston sid Kingsville, S. C.; and Atlanta. Ge. ap7-tf AILV LINE FOR EDWARDS' FERRY AN 1> LEESBt RG, Va? via t heaapeake si d Ohio Canal.?The Packet lloets AR < nO and M.C. M EIGS, will oommenevi Hissing daily trips to the a!>ove points.' on Monday. March 23, leaving the wharlofW.il. and 11. G. Hitter. Georgetown, II C. ever* uiormng at 7 o'olook, Sundays cxcep!?-d; through in ei^ht hours; leaving Georgetown atjseven o'cl??ck in the morning, the Boats will arrive at the lireat Fella.or Washington Aqueduct, at 10 a. m., Seneca at l'?n .? Edwards' Ferry at 3 p. in., where a stage will be m ! readiness to con rev pas*eiy:?ra to !<*<eshurg. Va. Returning, leave Edwards' Ferry every da> at nine o'clock in the morning, and arriving in Georgetown * at aunaet. 1 Through Tickets. #1.75. Intermediate points as follows: Gr? at Falls or Washington Aqueduct, M i cents; Seneca. TS cents; Edwards' Ferry, SI.IS; 1 Leesburg, Virginia, ino'udmg coach. #1.75. Mea.s served on the Boats at moderate price. mar CS W. H. & II. G. RITTFR. RANGE AND ALEXANDRIA RAILROAD. O 1 GREAT southern mail line. Twice Daily, (Sunday nights excepted,) between WASHINGTON ami the SOUTH, t ia \ LEX AN I>R J A. GORDONSVILLC AND RICHMOND, Danville and <jreensborough. Leaves Washington at 6 o'oiock a. m. Alexandria at 7,'? o'clock a. in. " Washington at 7 o'clock p. m. " Alexandria at o'clock p. rr. Fare from Washington and Alexandria to Rioli mond. *5 5". C^Omnibuses ami Baggage Wagons will be at the Depot of the Waching ton Railroad. to convey tva? nengers and leggage to the S:eamer GEO. PAGE, for Alexandria, a distauoe of six miles, alleww.g ample time for meals. mar27-tf JAMES A. EVANS. Agent. W ASHING TON BRANCH RAILROAD. i rain* imvn ? A.^n i. at ft and 8>4 a. m.. and 3 a On Sunday, at 4j? e. rr Leave BALTIMORE Trains leave WASHINGTON for BALTIMORE I and p. in. m. K for WASHINGTON et V* end 9S a. m.. and 3 and 5fc p. m. On Sunday at 4>a a. m. Passengers for Philadelphia and New Ycr% ?iU take trains at 6, and 4S For Annapolis will take train* at and lf?. For Norfolk will take trains at and 3. For the West will take trains at band 4>t, connect ing at the Washington Junction. jan 16 tf T. H. PARSON S. A feat I?OR ALL PARTS OF THE WEST. BALTIMORE AM) OHIO RAILROAD. New ?md Improved Arkakubmexts. Three Trains daily from Baltimore for Cumber I land. Wheeling, and all parts of the West. ! 1st. The ACCOMMODATION TR AlN will ieave (except Sunday ) at 6.45 a. m., connecting with trains from Philadelphia, first train from Washington (at Junction will stop at Way Stations, and arrive al Cumberland at 4 o'oiock p. m. 2d. .The MAIL TRAIN leavea Camden Station daily (except Sunday) at 83> a. m., and reaches Wheeling by 4 a. iu.. connecting at Benwood with trains lor Columbus, Ciucinnati. Davton, Indianapo lis, Louisville, Cleveland, Toledo, Detroit, Chioago, St. Louis, Cairo, and intermediate points. 3d. The EXPRESS TRAIN leaves daily et 7 y. m.. connecting with express trams for Cincinnati, M. Louis. Cairo. Chicago.and intermediate p'acca. The distance to Cincinnati and other central and aoutheru places in the West, is nearly 100 nnles shorter than by any other route. The time to these places ia also unequalled. !Cy Bagtage checked through to Columbus, Cie cinnati. Irufianapolis, aud St. Louis. fTT* Passengers and Baggage transferre I at aU pomts free. THROUGH TICKETS will be aold toaD the large towns in the West, at the lowest possible rates, at the Ticket Office. Camden Station, and at Waahing ton city. tRa! V >eo?D^"c^a*a oar '* attached to tb* MAIL Passengers from Baltimore or Washingtoo may t*i?*e tht entire road by daylight, l>y takinc Accom lacnlation or Mail Train, and lying over at Cumber land or Oakland. Thev resunie tne next morning by the Express Tram, which learea Cumberland at 2_5sJ a. m.. and reaches Wheeling at 2 p. m. Passengers from Washington have ampie time for meals at Washington Junctiou. This ia the only route by which Through Tickets and Baggage Checks can l*e obtained in W aahington. _ FOR WAY P 4SSESGERS. The Accomrrxnjation Train at 6.45 will stop at all stations east of Cumberland.and the Expressat sta tions between Piedmont, going West, tEastward y the Mail Train leaves Wheeling at 7.15a. m..and Ac commodation leavea Cumberland at 8jn, reaching Baltimore at 5.45p. m. The F R EDERICK TRAIN starts at 4 p. m.. (ex cept Sunday) stopping at War Stations. Leavea Frederick at 9 a. m.. arriving at Baltimore at 12^' noon. The EI.LICOTT'S MILL TRAIN leaves Cain den Station at 6 a. m.and 3.5' p. m. Leaves E.lioott's Mills at 7J0 a. m. and 7JD p. in., except Sundays. ^ , w. s. woodsTite. jan 16-tf Master of Transportation. T HE NEW N OR K AND I.IVER POO!. UNITED STA TES MAIL STEAM ESS. Tht Ships comprising this Line art : "Jlri-wjm The ATLANTIC Capt. Oliver Eldndge The BALTIC Capt. Joseph Coinetock. The ADRIATIC Capt. James We^t. These ships hsving been boilt by contract express v for (tOTernm?nM?'rMC?, every care has been isk?*n in their construcfte*. as also in their engines, to in sure strength and speet^nd th?-ir accominodetiotis for pcusengers are unequalled for elegance snd ooin fort. Price of passage from New York to Lirer???e , in first cabin, ?1*1; in second do., ?75 : exeiusfveuseof extra size state rooms. ?376. From Liverpool to New York. 20 and ? guineas. An experienced Sur ger>u attached to each ship. No berths oen be secured until paid for. The ships of this line have impro'-e1 water-tight hulk-heads, and to avoid danger froiri?e will not cross tlie Hanks north of 42 degrees l**. after the 1st of August. PROPOSED DATES OF SAILING. Vftox HEW TOE X. FEO* LI VKETOOL. Saturday, Jsn. S..... 1SH Wednesdsv, Jan. 7 tR5? Saturday, Jan. 17 1857 Wedneaday. J in. 21 1857 Saturday, Jan. 31 1857 Wednesday. Feb. 4 l&ST Saturda>, Feb. 14.... 1*57 Wedneaday, Feb. 18 1R.VT Saturday, Mnrch II .1857 Wednesday. Mar. 4 I"" Saturday, April 11... .1857 Wednesday. April 1 1*57 Saturday, May 9 .... 1857 Wednesday. April2!?.i&S7 Saturday, May 23 1857 Wednesday, May 27 U>c7 Saturday, June 6. 1857 Wednesday, J tine 1(J 1&5T Saturday, Jure 20 U57 Wednesday, June54 1HST Saturday, July 4 1857 Wednesday, Ju!y 8 185t Saturday, July It 1857 Wednesday. July 23 18?T For freight or passage. at>n!y to EDWARD K. COLLINS, No. X, Wall strea\ * BROW^f.SHIPLEY A CO.. Livereool. STEPHES KENNARD a CO., So.Z1, Aus Friars, London. B. 0. WAIN WRIOnT & CO.. Paris. The owners ut these ships will not be aceountal.a for gold, silver, bullion, specie, jewelry. precious stones or metals, unless bills or lading are suncd therefor and the value thereof expressed therein. feb 3 | |NTEREST ALLOWED ON DEPOS1TES. MONEY to LOAN om~STOCK SECURITIES CHUBB BROTHERS. BANKERS, Opposit* the rtiaisry. THE HOUSE OF CHUBB BROTHERS. Washington. isoompoMjl of j. CHUBP, JOHN D. BAR HOW, Henry holmes. THE HOUSE OF ? ? . ? CHIBB BROTHER. BARROW A CQ^ 1)avinpokt. I<>wAt jan Tt tf WM. L. DOUGAL. (BIBB'S HAIR MANUFACTORY. PENN'A ? Avexck. between S?th *? 1I?TH Sts.?Wlga, lialf Wigs, Bnuds. Curls. Bandeaus, Fnzsed R'Ul ers, Ac., always on hand, and made to order at a few hours notice. Indies'Hair Dyed. Stiaiupo--od. A c., in the most complete manner. All sort* of Toilet Articles from the l^est French and English houses. No.S>, Pa. avenue, up stairs, over Davis* Musio Mm, N. B.?Ilair work repaired or taken ua exchange, feb II-3m G^SXXJ^K*1^'CT,ON 1* THE PRICE OF BOOTS AND GAITERS. - ? I have on commission, for a Phila delphia manufketurer. a first rate CALF-SKIN BOOT at ?S-75. lull as good as those llBUatlsr -?U ? any ax ?5; a first rate CXl.F G.OTER j cSi.iiwNHvy ^ORK iftkT STORK. ,IrP*1