Newspaper of Evening Star, May 6, 1857, Page 4

Newspaper of Evening Star dated May 6, 1857 Page 4
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EVENING STAR. BRILLIANTS. MAY AND DEATH. I wish that when you di?d last Mar, Charles, there had died along with jrou Three parts of Spring's delightful things; Ay, and for me, the fourth part too. A foolish thought,and worse perhaps. There must he mauv a pair of friends Wko, arm-in-arm, deserve the warm Moon s birth, and the long evening-end*. So for their sake, prove May still Msy ! tJr!fi ^.'77^ tunet 'ik? m,n? of ow. Do all it did for me; 1 bid Sweet sights and sounds throng manifold. Only, one Uttle sight, one plant i.O <*?1* h*v? 1 n May, that starts up green I .xeept a streak, which, so to speak. Is Pprmg s Wood, spilt in leaves lietween, certain wood 4nVf ik ? p fnt' their io"" small: It-i'.lrnJ " er r plant >? there It s drop comes lrom my heart, that's all. [Robert Browning. may. In the Orient-light! A haze -1 ?? Jv? deep night-blackness strays, 8? .l elo,M,y P*il it poureth, er the mountain scalp it soareth. ver. through, afar, around L" aramg ail the h?art of May) Tuns the light without a sound. ^rom the black into the gray, rotn the gray into the dtwu, friTemig aR rts Mds of lawn. Trill it bursts upon the day. Gaze! From out the living gold Knowledge streanieth as of olif. (raze upon the sunny river; Heaven i* bright and beauteous ever. Ail is beautiful?I rise; ?od ?s looking from the skies .' I Barry Cornwall. MAY MORNING. Now the brignt *for? harbinger. Comes dancing from . e *pd leads with her The flowr'y May. who, fro.""1 ** r^een lap throws The yellow cowslip, and the pa.* ?r*nmise. Hail, bounteous May, that dost lns^'fC Mirth, and youth, and warm desire ! Woods and groves are of thv dressing : Hill and daie doth boast thy Messing. Thus we salute thee with our early song. And welcome tnee.and wish thee long. A.x Asicdoii or Ge??. Persifek Smith.?A capital joke la now told against Gen. Persifer Smith. at present commanding I'ncle Sam's dra goons In Kanaaa. The General was recently at a supper, where a celebrated but rather bibulous man with Whom he had some difference, was also present, mJonly Watching an opportunity to an noy him. TIht* ^as another Mr Smith in the room as will pr??enGy appear After all the reg lar toasts had l?een gmn/t'bt ve*it arose and l>eg f;ed to volunteer a sentiment .Permission w?w nstantly granted, and those knew him ex pected something good *? 1 would propose." said he. leaping *v his feet, and looking calmly around, '? I would r?? P'>sc the health of a mou pictjic soldier?of Gen ?*inith, I mean?a General whose (Karats have ever been conducted on the very lowest and wiojr rnioritrate principle The companvsat thunderstruck The sneering tone and bitter words left no alternative to Gen Smith. ??You have ventured to doubt my courage, sir."' he exclaimed. In a voice almost choked by pas sion ? You sneer at the charges in which 1 have taken a part; you shall now have an opportunity to test of what metal I am made " As he con 'luied he flung a card across the table in the other 's face '?There is surely some mistake here, mv dear Fersifer, replied the unabashed joker; " 1 have already got the card of the gcutleman whose health I intended to propose." |t was the busi ngs card of the Brothers Smith, of 122 and 110 Fulton street, one of whom happened to be pres ent " 1 mean." said the wit, a general rlotk not a general officer. As to hia charges being irtod'*at? why I appeal to thr company, three fourths of whom have been bis customer* for years!" It was carried mm con. that no Insult bad been given, and Gen Persifer was the flrst afterwards to relate the joke against himself ITT" Sever?! Inrge vessels are nowoii their wav Africa to Cuba, with full cargo** of slaves some with as many as seven hundred on boaid irr The telegraphic line between Newfound land and Halifax is interrupted at Ospe Bay where t was caught by a ship s anchor. CT- The hotels at Saratoga are now being re fitted. and will open about the tlrst of June An addition lias been made to the United States Hotel and also to I'nion Hall. C7" A gentleman, on a wager, walked from Annapolis (Md ) to Baltimore in nine hours The distance is about forty miles, making over four miles an hour. Sie>;rici!*T -The brig R B Lawton, late of Newport, has been sold at Havana, "to an Amer ican citizen, for Spanish use upon ths coast of ai iica Cy Amos Ham, a pop-corn man, at " Sqnoir " aoross the river from Manchester, N H .eloped I ty W.'l a y?unR girl, leaving a forloin wife to look out for herself. tbe Crittenden county (Vt ) Court. Fa Ekki Tb?niP*<?n Pleaded guilty to the charge of robbing the ticket office of the Rutland and TJur hngton Depot, and was sentenced to the State ? rison for four years from the -Mth ult. i ?["Thewarrentown (Va ) Flag chronicles the d?un of Mrs Judith Keith, at the advanced age ?L ?he wa? the n,,,t^er of live geuera ?h?n ? Keri'V',"g desc*ntl*nts numbered more fnan one hundred. Two miners, James Thompson and John Hurley, got into a dispute at St. Louis, .sierra v * ?." the ? ult ' in r*k'ard to a water ik kIj* ' #llot Thompson through the body, causing his death the following day .. An improvement has been Introduced on .! f<TilCllW Harrison's Automatic * team \V histle. It is so constructed, that, when ?"*r? adjusted to the locomotive, and registered JveJv r?r~ei W,1,' i,,variablr;?f've the alarm at ag ?r pomt where it is desirable to have this whistle blown. E7-The Cumberland Civilian states that the ,hUj?1?*S?n ,he i,alt???ore and Ohio railroad, at that point, is greater than ever heretofore Train fha/rYtv'N ^|1IK^,COa*Untly passing through the --\vV1 T T With ,he Productions of he great \\ est. ai,d the rich treasures of the K 4/1,1 '"" manu factured and imported articles going west. in^T" 1*1 mentioned a? a noteworthv fact in lite* thlil? i of railroads on real'es tate. that the eight counties in Virginia immedi a??ljr Penetrated and influenced by the \"i Jmia and Tennessee Railroad, viz : Bedford Ro!,,?X Montgonw-ry, Pulaski. Seott. Wvthe. Smyth and s ?" an ,Brre?*"'their 3s wbfeb W t^tJLl :,raadi sh"w a ''k- increase,ami give. The !?tai ,nrr?*aj?^ of SID.UttVnoo prominent line of ,^0^^ theTount^ ?<ber ARRIVALS at the hotels WILLARDS' HOTEL?Col ?? Colt . V vv"; dh ' ^ 1 do. Hon W Wright, Nj r A J V 6 VDu"?n*rT, NY; I)r Duvail! r'w v 1V' ^ h ? do; W Ravens Fw-ni f',n.'?::nu,n- do; D H Cooper, do; W K Fw-ng. do. E Ewing Mass; H Stillwagen'l'SN " ( ,Kl,.,1K- ly, child. 3 serv'ts, Ga; Mis. faViAr Va' \\ylnoa W Pr'n^1' N,d. A B Cook,' J C* A H cte?? J"! t'h'tn",pll"'irt0; ^ pl*w'r- Iv.'do; J P?nvl"ii do 7 Hoffbaiier. do; H W Hrnath Pa do' WK?,n'r'<|do'.Diaiorri"' Md> ?- K BowhiV 1) i> Hhaw di* E C* OrfftiJ^M d?' ^ ? Bow^"'do,: l^d^^^^'cTa^k. d) \i is* BAn.!"\?y;w ^ f "?1 d? >' ^ T; H Hemp. BROWNS' HOTEI tk i' '00 J Rhodes, do, W HeiiVv"^, H U* J C Worthing ton. MaZs U 5 f, ank,2!'- d'N W Johnson, do; Dr W S*M ?o<iv ^ t";. ; J f: A Bovden. Mass, Mr an,l Vir 'i Little, D DuVal.Md; Mrs Ku,,,,,",uTS,"* M?' M L L CHiords and daughter |>a- it doi Va, James Janvier, J.a; P C Ru^ ?i w".teWart. .laughter, Va; G B Bower*. Tea' E . u' ^ vTVni Huston Ala; T Free.nan. Tex-^ Noland. \ a; J > aughau and laiiv P? .' ^ N Wughan and ladv, Md; B Saiterthwaite w Ka,?e. Md, C A Whiting. Mass; J H Sml'th w, Mr and Mrs Keshe. ParAIr and Mrs Wiliue'r H1 family, do, F D Bop. Ct; N P Saw ver, p? ? ? Champion, do: G T Warren, do; Clf W'Ttme" KIRKW^,01, HOLSE -J A Buchanan. Iowa, H w"kin"- -)?d; ^ w Thompson, Va- R A D^di v!**t n JKn?*',d?c A H flamsav. ^a; W Keilv' !?? j i I>af <,'do- LC Robinson, do; B S i*.. ' J ^mith, do; C H Haies N'V- \V afeaMtVrrfiSl'5 p* ' MU' " D Johnson, do; W W Cochran, w' L imfth.lwd f!?vTh|,:i1' pB Johnson. NY; R K v.^"V", M.l 'r te; A merlon Boston... I ivtVrww.i D**' Ericsson New York" LiverS^ 6 Africa New York''S" ^ 9 North Star New Vork^Bre,,^ ' 13 l-~P?Ui >>w Vork..Antwerp;.*: M^ ^ , . 1 ' x Indian Liverpool .Quebec a nj Miscellaneous. (\VERLA^D MAIL ROUTE TO xw CALIFORNIA. Post OrncK Depahmejit, Apnl?, 1M7. An Act of Congress, approved 3d March, 1857, rruik K* ?PProPnations for the service ef the Post Office Department for the fiscal year ending 3Pth June, IHjS, provides: " Sw. 10. That the Postmaster General he and he is hereby authorized to oontract for the conveyance or the entire letter mail from such point on the Mis sissippi river as the contractors may selfcet to San Franctsoo, in the State of California, for six years, at a cost not exceeding three hundred thousand dollars per annum for semi-naenthly, four hundred and fifty thousand dollars for weekly, or six hun dred thousand dollars for semi-weekly service, to be performed seini-monthly, weekly, or semi-weekly, at the option of the Postmaster General. "Sec. II. That the contract shall require the ser vice to be performed with good four-horse ooachea or spring wagons, suitable for the oonveyance ofJ>as sengers as well as the safety and security of the mails. ?? Sec. 12. That the contractor shall have the right of pre-emption to three hundred and twenty acres of any land not then disposed of or reserved, at each point necessary lor a station, not to be nearer than ten miles from each other; and provided that no mineral land shall l?e thus pre-empted. " Sec. 13. That the said service shall be performed within twenty-live days for each trip; and that. Ik> fore entering intw such oontract. the Postmaster General shall be satisfied of the ability and disposi - tion ol the parties, bonafide and in good faith, to per form the said contract, and shall require good and sufficient security for the performance of the same, the servioeto commence withm twelve months alter the signing of the contract." Proposals will accordingly be reoeived at the Con tract Office ol the Post Office Department, until Sp. m. of the 1st day of June, 1857. for conveying mails under the provisions of theabove act. Besidestlie starting point on the Mississippi river, bidders will name the intermediate points proposed to be embraced in the route and otherwise designate rts ronrseas nearly as practicable. Separate proposals are invited for semi-monthly weekly, and semi-weekly trips each way. The decision upon the proposals olfered will be made after the Postmaster General shall be satisfied of the ability and disposition of the parties in good faith to perform the contract. A guarantee is to 1*? executed, with good and suf ficient sureties, that the contract shall be executed with lik? good security, whenever the contractor or contractors shall bo required to do so by the Post master General, and tne service must commence twelve months afterthedateol such contract. Form of Proposal. . ?, of -?, oounty of , State of ?., propose to'convey lir4 <mtire letter mail, for the termor six years, from the date specified in the contract for commencing ser?;V?e, from , on the Mississippi river, by , to San'Franciseo, California, agreeably to the advertisement the Postmaster General of the U'th April, 1857, in good four-horse coaches or spring wagons, suitable {of the oonveyance of pas sengers, as well as the safety and security of the mails, semi-monthly, each w'rt?, for the annual sum of dollars; weekly, each way. 5>r the annual sum of dollars; semi-weekly, eacl/way, for the an nual sum of dollars. Dated. fSigned.) Form of Guarantee. The undersigned, residing at , State of .un dertake that, if tiie foregoing bid for carrjin* the mail on the route from , on the Mississippi river, to San Francisco, California, be accepted by the Postmaster Genera), the bidder shall, when required t'hc .Postmaster General, entor into the necessary obiipotion t*> perform the seirice proposed, with good and miiRcier1} sureties. This we rta understanding distinrtly the obliga tion and Iiabtlitr+s assumed by guarantors under the nth section, of tkn n't o.f Congress of July 2, 13*. Dated. i Signed by two guarantors J Form of Ctrtifi'ate. The undersigned, postmaster of , State of certifies, under his oath of office, that he is ? cmuiirB. ?*/(u?? nij ???' urir. iimi no in acquainted with the above guarantors, and knows them to be men of property, and able to make good their guarantee. Dated. (Signed.) INSTRUCTIONS, Containing ronditions to be incorporated in the eoktraets to the extent the Department may deem proper. 1. No par vfJ! be made for trips not performed ; and for each of s?jch omissions not satisfactorily ex plained three times the pay of the trip may be de ducted. Deductions Wilialso be ordered for a grade of performance inferior to that specified in the con tract. For repeated delinquencies of the kind herein specified, enlarged penalties, proportioned to the na ture thereof and the importance of the mail, may be made. 2. For leaving behind or throwing off the mails, or any portion of tliein, for the admissionof passengers, or for being concerned in setting up or rcmiing an ex press oonveying intelligence in advance of the mail, a quarter's pay may be dedueted. 3. Fines will be imposed, unless the delinqerener be promptly and satisfactorily explained by certificates of postmasters, or tne affidavits of other credible persons, f>r failing to arrive in contract time; for neglecting to take the mail from or delivering it into a post office; for suffering it (owing either to the un suitablenrss of tiie place or manner of carrying it) to be wet, injured, destroyed. robl>ed, or lost; and for refusing, after deina/iu, to convey the mail as fre quently as the oontractoT runs or is concerned in running a coach on the route. 4. The Postmaster General may annul the oontract for repeated failures to run agreeably to oontract; for violating the post office laws, or disolieying the in structions of the Department; for refusing to dis charge a carrier when required by the Department to do ?<?; for assigning the contract without the assent of the Postmaster General; for running on ex press aa aforesaid; er for transporting pcrsuns or packages oonveying mailable matter out of the mail. 5. A bid received alter the last day and hour named or without the guarantee required by law, cannot bo considered in competition with a regular proposal reasonable in amouut. 6. The route, the service, the yearly pay, the name and residenceof the bidder, (that is. his usual post offioe address, land those of each member of the firm, where a company offers, should lie distinctly stated. 7. Altered uds should not l>e submitted; nor should bids once submitted be withdrawn. 8. Each bid must lw? guarantied by two or more re sponsible persons satisfactory to the Postmaster General. Oeneral guarantees cannot be admitted. The bid and guarantee should be signed plainly with the l ull name of each person. 9. The Department reserves tha right to rejeot any bid which may be deemed extravagant, and also the bids of failing contractors and bidders. 10. The bid should l?e sealed; superscribed "Mail Proposals for overland route to California," address ed 'TSeoond 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 oannot lie re ceived. so as to interfere with a regular competition, after the last hour set for receiving bids. 12. Postmasters are to be oarefulnot to certify the sufficiency of guarantors as sureties without know ing that tiiey are persons of sufficient responsibility; and all bidders, guarantors,and suretiesare distinct ly notified that, on a failure to enter into or perform tne contracts for the service proposed for in the ac oepted bids, their legal liabilities will be enforced against them. 13. Present contractors, -and persons known at the Department must, equally with others, procure guar antors and certificates of their sufficiency substan tially in the forms altove prescribed. The certificates of sufficiency must l>e signed by a postmaster, or by a judge of a court of record. The attention of bidders, guarantors, sureties, A o. is directed to the following laws, viz : * Sec.2. Act of March3.1825, requiring contractors, carriers, Jcc. to tie sworn. S?c. 44. Act of March 3,1825, in relation to failure to enter into contract. Soc. 27. Act of J ulv 2,183"),liabilities of guarantors. Sec.24. Act of July 2, 18JS. authorizing bids of failing contractors to be rejected. Sec. 28. An act of J uiy 2,18%, m relation to combi nations amongst bidders. Act of April 21. 18f?, provides that no memlierof Congress can be a contractor. Sec. 42. An act of March 3, 1825, provides that no postinater. assistant postmaster, or clerk in a post offioe shall be a contractor. Sec. 7. Ac* of .Mareh 3,1825, provides that no other thasalree white malo person shall be employed in carrying the mail. fp~ The Postmaster General will reserve to hnn seifthe right ofannulltng any oontract made under the above act, whenever h? shall discover that the same or any part of it, is offered for sale in the market for the purpose of speculation, and he will, in no case, sanction a transfer of the same, in whole or in part, to any assignee or sub-contractor, less qualified, in his opinion, than the original contractor, to oarry the same mto successful operation. AARON V. BROWN, ap 2u~3tawtlslJnne Postmaster General. 1VKW AND EXTENSIVE SUPPLY OFFUR 1^1 N ITU RE DRY GOODS. Just received and on saJe an immense variety of SI'PERII GOODS, in great variety, in new styles and novelties, adapted to the oomfort and conveni ence of housekeepers. We name the following arti cles. which will Iw found the cheapest anil best ol their kind ever offered in this market. Iu TABLE LINENS, we have? 12-4 by f? 4 to 12-1 by 16-4 Belgian double Satin Darn atk Table Cloths. This make of Linen is vary unoommon in this oountry. The designs are quite novel. 8-4 bv 8-4 to8-4 by 10-lfi Breakfast Cloths I 10-4 by lo-4 to UM by 10 16 double Damask Dinner, Irish manufacture S-4 double Sat m Damask, for overlays, to match the aliove. This is a new article of Furmture, and a great improvement in the saving of time and trouble at the dinner table 4-4 by 4-4 to 5 8 by 5-8 Table Napkin* to matoh.some as low as $1.25 per dozen TOILET GOODS. Russia, Bams ley, Scotch, and Irish 13 4, 12-4, 11-4, 10 4. and V-4 Linen Sheetings, some as low as 62* cents All widths and qualities Pillow and Bolster-aaae Linens An immense variety of Toilet Toweling, for all pur poses Elegant Marseilles, Turkish, Dimity, Lancaster, and Allendale Toilet Quilts, in 14-4 down to 9-4 sizes CribandI Toilet Covers to match *.?r!i Canopies, for suspending neta or draperies of any kind over beds fly-nets Wl^e p,n'1 w*"te Bobinets, for Bed *ntl French furniture Chintzes summer twilled Eugene Stripe*, for Coverings for Chairs, Divans, Sofas, Ac. All colors Cotton Itainasks for ditto. PARLOR Ft.'RNlTt'R fr' Elegant Piano and labia Covers, in Burgundy Crimson, Green and Blue Cloths in rich H?rm and Embroidered Borders. Th^ gSodS!^ firely new ami superb | Tapestry and Embossed ditto, in all colors And iiiaiiy otjiar goods, the styles of which have never before been aeon in this city before the present time. The attention of the beusekeepers of Washington Georgetown, Alexandria, and environs is particular ly invited to our stock. __ 'apj3 eo4w CLAOETT. DODSON A CO. WINDOW GLASS.-400 boxes Baltimore and Philadelphia Glass, all qualities and sizes, for sale at a liberal discount, by J. R. McOREflOR, mar 2ft-TnA F2m 5iM7th street. WINDOW GLASS.?MO boxes Baltimore and Philadelphia GLASS, all qualities and sizes, ftnft&Boos.wni.... Miscellaneous. yj 8. STEAMER ENGINEER FOR SALE. Navt Agent's Orric*. i Washuitton, D. C., April 30,1867.\ The U. S. STEAMER ENGINEER will be sold at public auction at the L. S. Navy Yard, Washington, at 12 m., on the 25th day of May, 1857, subject to ratiii oationby the Navy Department. The vessel was rebuilt at the U. S. Navv Yard, Gosport. in 1848, being in length M* feet, in breadth 17S feet, and in depth 7 feet, measuring about 136 tons, lias a beam Engine; diameter of cylinder 25 inches, stroke of piston 7 feet, and an iron boiler. The vessel can be seen and tie inventory examined on application to the Comma ader of the \ ard. Terms cash. A. GRLENLKAF, ap 21-w4w Navy A sent. pROPOSALS FOR STATIONARY. House or Rkpreskntativks UwiTmn States, J Ci.f.kk's Officb. Ma,-ch 31,1857. { In pursuance of the seventeenth aeovtion of the act ! of Congress of the 2fith August, IB42,_ entitled " An act legalizing and making appropriations for such necessary objects as have been usually in eluded in the general appropriation bills without authority of law, and to fix and provide for oertain incidental expenses of the Departments and offices of Governments, and for other purposes," sealed proposols will be receiv ed at this office until Monday, the 1st dff/ of June next, at 12 o'clock in., for furnishing the lollowing articles of stationery for the use of the House of Representatives during the Thirty-fifth C&ngress, viz * DESCRIPTION OF ARTICLES. Class No. 1.? Paper. Item 1.?300 reams white-laid qearto post, extra su- , parfine, faint lined ?,?100 reams white-laid quarto post, extra super fine, unruled a? 75 reams white-laid Bath post, extra auperfine, faint lined _ 4.?00 roams white-laid Bath post, extra superfine, | unruled 5.?125 reams extra superfine oreain laid notes pa- i per, large size, laiut lined and gilt-edged, dn- j ruled ?.?125 reams same article i 7.?125 " extra superfine aream laid note, medi- I um size, gilt-euged 8.?100 reams white cap paper, extra Buperfine, faint lined 9.-25 roams same paper, unruled 10.?125 " commercial laid note paper, large size, hint lined Proposals for the above must state the price per ream. , Of items 1,2,3, and 4 a portion not to exceed one half of each, to bo furnished gilt-edged, if required. Class 2.? Envelopes. Item 1.?275,00ft envelopes, thick laid, white, large letter size ... 2.?125.000 envelopes, thick laid, white, small size 2.?40,000 envelopes, thick laid, small note size 4.-60,000 co do official size, 8>? x 3\ 9x4. ami 9^x4 inches 5.-150,000 envelopes, bull laid, large letter size A.?25,00ft do do official size 7.-1(10,000 do buff, medium, between let ter and official size, smooth ard strong, for newspapers and documents. The envelopes are to Ikj in all cases adhesive. 1'reference will l?e given to those having full pockets. *roposals must state the prive per thousand, i Class 3.?Knives, 4"f. 1.?lim dozen four blade pearl-handle pocket knives, 2.?HO dozen name artiole, etas handle 3.?go dozen two-blade pearl and shell handle pocket knives, small size, half of each 4.-50 cases scissors ?>.?so pairs first rate office shears 6.-8 dozen ivory handle erasers proposals for knives and erasers must state tbe price per dozen. Items Nos. 1,2. 3 and 4 are to be of the best quality and first style of finish. Class 4.?Fens, Penholders, Pencils and Quills. Item. . . .... 1.?y? gross Ferry s patent large blue barrel pens, fine points 2.?Art gress Perry's three pointed pens 5.?400 eross fine quality metallic pens, in boxes containing .'a gross each 4.?lft gross bullion pens, on cards or in gilt boxes of ono dozen each .S.?6 gross porcupine quill penholders ?j.?? gross rosewood penholders, for large lerrel pens 7.-6 gross rosewood penholders, for small barrel pens 8.?3 gross penholders, best styles, for pens without barrels 0.?2 gross fancy penholders, handsome styles 10.?20 gross Knber's Nos. 1,2, and 3 black lead pen pencils , ,, 11.?30 dozen gold pens, first rate quality, half with sliver cases and half without cases. Class 5.?Ink and Inkstands. Item. 1.?fio dozen ink, in pint bottles IE.?30 dozen ink. half-pint do 3.?15 dozen ink, quart do 4.?3 dozen red ink, or carmine, in small glass bot tles 5.-6 dozen standishes, china or cut glass inkstands, with racks. Ac. 6.-5 dozen fine chiaa inkstands, pump and dishes, cilt 7.?lft d<>zen handsome cut-glass inkstands, large size 8.?lo dozen handsome cut glass inkstands, medium size 9.?5 dozen handsome prossed glass inkstands, vari ous patterns 10.?4 dozen handsome poroolam ladies' inkstands, various patterns Class 6.? Memorandum Rnnks, Portfolios, Tab lets and Dtaries. Item. 1.?20 dozen memorandum books assorted siz?s 2.?iff1 dozen portfolios, quarto, with locks, tablets, and Oi fine quality 3.?10 dozen portfolios, cap, with looks, and of fine quality 4.?10 dozen pearl tablets, with pencils, and of supe rior quality and finish 5.?15 dozen pocket diaries, of fine paper and finish Class 7.? Wax and Wafers. Item. 2.?200 pounds red wafers, of fine quality 2.?250 do red wax. of very finest quality. Class 8.?Paper IVeigAt* and Paper Folders. Item 1.?20 dozen cut glass paper weights, finest quality and patterns 2.-39 do nine-inch fine ivory folders, one inch wide, and not loss tliau 9 oz. to the dozen 3.?30 do nine-inch fine ivory folders, one inch wide, and not less than 9 oz. to the do zen, and with strong handles. 4.?10 do fine pearl folders, assorted patterns,and strong handles. Class 9.?Miscellaneous. Item 1.?300 dozen red tap?. No. 19 2.?250 do do No. 25 3.? 25 do white tape, No. 25. 4.? 10 do vesta taper stands, with wax tapers fine quality 5.?1,000 pounds pounds blaek sand, pound papers 6.?10 dozen letter clips, gilt 7.?10 do do bronze 8.?200 fin* ivory handle letter stamps, ohequered 9.?lOw do do do plain 10.?12 dozen pieces liest quality twilled office taste, various colors 11.?12 do bottles adhesivo muoilage, best quality, wide metal tops and pencils attached 12.?3 pounds india-rubber, in usual size pieces, na tive gum preferred. Class 10. Item 1.-1,000 reams bufl or brown envelope paper, smooth surface, strong and tough, 19 x 24 inch es. to weigh not less than 23 pounds to the ream 2.?500 reams of bufl or brown envelope paper, smooth surface, strong and tough, 20 x 24 inches, to weigh not less than 25 pounds to the ream 3.?30 reams strong and smooth Manilla paper, 27 x 31 inches, to weigh not less than forty pounds to the ream. i.?1,000 reams white flat eaps m half sheet*, to weigh not less than 12 pounds to the ream 5.?2,ooft,ono document envelopes, fine bufl paper, 7,'tf inches long and TH inches wide Proposals for the above must state the weight and price per ream for paper and price per thousand for envelopes. By the aot approved June 17, 1844, the Clerk of the House of Representatives is "directed to confine his purchases exclusively to articles the growth and manufacture of the United States, provided the same can be procured of such growth and manufacture, of suitadle quality,and at reasonable prices, tipon as good terms as to quality and price as can be obtained of foreign growth and manufacture." A preference will therefore be given to the productions of Ameri can industry ; and all persons making proposals to supply any article, will state whether the same is of the growth and manufacture of the United States. The articles are to l>e delivered, free of any charge for carriage, at the Office of the Clerk on or before the 15th of October next, and to lie paid for as soon as the Committee on Acoounts shall audit the bill. Each bidder, though he may desire to propose for the whole of the articles above numerated, will be required to make a separate and distinct proposal for each item and no proposal or paper embracing more than a single item will be considered. Each proposal to lie endorsed " Proposals for item No. ?, class No.?, of stationery for the House of Ropre. sentativesof the I'mted States." and addressed to the undersigned. Tney will be free of postage. Sufficient specimens of each item accompany the proposal, marked with the name of the bidder ami the number of the class and item, acoording to the above advertisement. The person offering to furnish any description of articles at the lowest price, quality considered, shall receive a oontract for the same on executing a bond, with one or more sureties, satisfactory to the Clerk, for the performance of the same, under a forfeiture of twice the contract price in the case of failure; Inch l*>nd must lie filed in the office of said Clerk ithiu ten days after the proposals have been opened and the result declared. The right is reserved, in case it should lie neces sary. to order a further supply of all or any of the ar ticles oontamed m the above list. WM. CULLOM. ap 3-lawtJsl Clerk Heuse of Reps., I . S. UNITED STATES PATENT^FFIcT^ Washington, April 20, 1857. On the petition of Pliny Robinson, of Leonards ville. New York, praying for the extension ofa pat ent granted to him the 20th July, 1843, for an im provement in " machine for cleaning streets," for seven years from the expiration of said patent, which takes place on the 20th day of July. 1857? It is ordered, tliat the said petition lie heard at the Patent Office on Monday, the 6th of July next, at 12 o'clock m.: and all persons are notified to appear and show cause, if any they have, why said petition ought not to lie granted. Persons opposite the extension are required to file in the Patent Office their objections, specially set forth in writing, at least twenty days tiefore the day of hearing; all testimony filed by either party to lie used at the said hearing must lie taken and transmit ted in accordance with the rules of the office, which will be furnished on application. The testimony in the case will be closed on the 26th of June; depositions and other papers relied upon as testimony must be filed in the Office on or before the morning of that day; the arguments, if

any, within ten days thereafter. Ordered, also, that this notice lie published in the National Intelligencer, Union, and Evening Star, >V ashington, D. C.; Republican, Baltimore, Mary >*nd; Pen nay Iranian, Philadelphia, Pa.: Dnily News, i }orlt.N. Y.; and Post. Boston, Mass.; once a week for three siiceeauve weeks previous to the 20th ?lay of July next, the day of hearing. CHARLES MASON, n B p.. , . Coin'r of Patents. Insurance, ftc. I,BOTfWT^aNl,,g^M^TVEKR?V T HE PERILS OF THE SEA. AND INLAND TRANSPORTATION. FARMERS AND MECHANIC'S* INSURANCE COMPANY. OF PHILADELPHIA. Firi, Maris*, and Inland Insuranci. Authorized Capital 91.250,00#!!! OrricR, Noithwiit corner or Prnnstltaxia Avrnuk and 17tm Street, Washington. DIRECTORS. Hon. Thoa. B. Floreuoe, Charles Duigee, George II. Armstrong, Thomas Maoderfield. Charles A. Rubioam, Edwa6d R. Helm bold, George Helm bold, P. CarroU Brewster, James K. Neall. Isaac Leech, Jr. THOMAS B. FLORENCE. President. EDWARD R. HELM BOLD, Secretary. LOCAL SURVEYORS. Charles Walter, No. 35J7 D street, opposit* City Hall. John M. Thornton, corner 1st street and Virginia avenue. Inland. James Williams, No. 22 4X street. John Riggles, No. 501 13th street, below Pennsyl vania avenue. MARINE SURVEYOR. Captain J. P. Levy, No. 367 Pennsylvania avenue, opposite National Hotel. GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT. John Ttiomason. Authorized Capital and Assets 91,473,097 07 A* Jets 9323,fW7 07 Invested in Bonds, Mortgages, and Good Securities. Tke following statement exhibits the business and condition of the Company to Noveml>er I, 1856: Premium received on marine ami inland risks to No vember 1, 1B56 $214,684 80 I'ire premium 176,796 61 ntereston loan 8,704 47 Total reoeipts 9400,185 66 Paid marine losses 964,427 04 Paid tiro louses 39,737 39 Expenses, salaries,and commis sions 45,419 00 Reinsurance, return premiums, and agency charges 27,474 68 9177,128 61 Balance remaining with the Company. 9223.0T7 07 The Assets of the Company are as follows : Philadelphia city ami county bonds Jlfi.RW 18 Railroad Itends 11,<100 00 First mortgages, reel estate liljnn no Stocks, collaterals, on call 32,4'>i on Girard and consolidation tank Mock 5,1*5 00 Deposited with Duncan, Sherman A Co., New S'ork 30,000 00 Deferred payment on stock not yet due.... 97.700 no Notes for marine premiums l'?,?wo 50 Due from agents, socurcd by bonds 35,376 18 Premiums on polioics recently issued, and debts ?lue the company 26,470 3R Balance in bank 16,456 74 9523,087 (17 >i f ,l9.,!u*!ll,e8" "118 Company will compare favor Uie IJii'ited States' 8Ucoess'u' similar institutions in i.? ?r,,l.lL ^ '.8 ,j'By "/ A?Rusti fifteen months, ??i? . . v Novemlwr, 1856. the premiums and interest received amounted to the large sum of lour hundred thousand one hundred and eicht*-five dollars and sixty-eight cents, with the payment of losses and expenses of one hundred and seventy seven thousand ono hundred and twenty-eight dol ors *nd sixty-one cents. . J..'i .?vld*>nce8,?^ success and good man Jfflf r u? Directors feel justified in soliciting a 85-"? V' P"b,1(' patronage, believing that the security '5c/?iJ lsaniple. Bad tfiat all fair claims will be ad ities more according to equity than le*al techmcal i.wJT, ^5>mpani 18'Prepared to issue policies against loss or damage by fire on DWEkkJ.ySLZ'.F1'RNiTrrR e, mills, man am i vFACTORIES. WAREHOUSES. ?r tl,eir oontenta; ?r all kinds of MERCHANDISE, transported by .ij'i'ki'!'Ste\mboats. Canal Boats, Railroads. ??j .h. and on the hulls of STEAMBOATS navigating the .r. . , ?? "stern Waters. Pjemium will be as low as other oom pr.uies, and in fixing them every improvement in siileratlon ?n *UK^ arrangement will be taken into oon AU losses speedily adjusted and promptly paid. Ci!?.Trcv""* Md ? ?r ?""clt"H th. t'Ditttl Stale, ' v authorised officer* of th?* Compfinr. up 3 \V ASUIN (;7/AX R A N CE COM PA N V. ?" CHARTERED BY CONGRESS. Capital 9200,000!!! Phis Companr is now prepared to reoeive applica cii"a BULDiNG5.Tf? ? r'*?*'."1 t,,e us,,a' Citv rates, without Tenth0*' nt, ,he,r ??r,'er of vv-ii . nd Pennsylvania Avenue, over the W asluiigton City Savings Bank. ? _ . Dikbctors. n 71* ft Samuel Bacon, Robert Farnham, James F. Haliday, >> "?? ?rK?V f* "dson Tay lor, t rancia Mphun, M. w. Gait. Beiy. Beall. r nw JAMES C. McGUIRE, President. G. D. Hanson, Secretary. apU-lv RANKING HOUSE OF ** JDHUBB BROTHERS. ~ Deposes received and Cliecks paid harge. Drafts on the northern senltoard . fr> ? on Deposit at par, and Exchange on said Cities furnished to depositors without charge. Jiff?" '? A>K,f0?'*s.?Interest will be allowed on Deposits at such rates as may be agreed upon. UIPIUITJ IS \ IROIMA AND L NCVRRKNT MONET oeifwS't* V other I 'ncurrent Money re ceived to lie checked for. payable in name funds, or in specie, we charging the regular Exchange. wi\l Nftes. Drafts, and Bills of Exchange Will be discounted, and Loans made on Stocks, Bonds and Securities, at the market rate. ' i.rttkks or Credit.?Letters of Credit will be teV^ne*0tl,ibrl! In ^e different Cities of the arid infp^?*inn ^P?jJlt "f Money or Collaterals. ,r 18 deposited, anj upon Collaterals, on such terms as may be agreed be^n^nirhiii oP Fxch a no e.?Travelers will furnished with drafts in such sums as mav l>e de sire. negotiable the different Cit^S of the Union Bills and LkttersofCrrditon England Ire land and Ecropr.?Bills of Kxchange and letter, of Credit on England, Ireland and Europe, furnished BoNMRSx,U?te a r K*chH"Kei "ums to suit. Bonds, Stocks, Ac.?Bonds, stocks, and Securi ties My ing frorn 6 to 12 pr. cent., always for sale, or nr"iwi t'n 'h? different Cities at a commission of a^ pr. cent. W here Ptooks are Imught upon orders we reserve the right to will for a deposit of 10 pr. cent on g/ap^ ?r St?ck' Wlll l*> ordered by tele It ailroab, Citt, and State Bonds.?Railroad City, and State Bonds can be placed in our hands for negotiation, either in this country or Europe. Rail road Iron purchased for oash or with Bonds. I.and \\ arrants.?I .and Warrants bought at the market rates. All Warrants sold by us are guaran teed in every respect. rB* Land Warrants located on commission. quests! arrant^uotatlon8 regularly furnished if re Wsrranta will be forwarded to Western Houses on parfiea ?r "*nt ?n oomn,,881on to responsible iw? V.L. IS8TA.I* A^P I*?ceakcm.- Real Estate bought and sold, and Insurances effected. Claims on United Statrs, Cocrt or Claims Pnnrt^Vr-u mV,n th# l'n,ted States, before the' f ^'f111118 or Congress, intrusted to us, will be prosecuted by prompt and able attorneys. ian?7 CHUBB BROTHERS. J_ ___ Opposite the Treasury. pennsylvamX avenue, I ;rr. . neareomer of ISth Street. H.HTINEMETZ having made arrangements with a Company of Hatters to be fur nished with the most popular stales " ~ ofMOI.KSK'N AXVSW MATS, will hereafter make a dis count of 12X per cent upon the actual market price, making theHat sold for <14 (and not unfreauentlv for .t5)fc>r( the low price of 93.50 * si^ht ^ria Hon in quality 93. and for 92>v>a su- ' forlt^', mon:y- To make this system u r?r i* i. ^'11 keep no liooks, but sell exclusive wSAAXA'i" "m" """? finf?n2t,rle\F^SillT "ATS, CAPS, ami STRAW pLIP Mon. Boys, Misses ami Infants' wear. ? r?M ??85?:e =,vlte<1 ,to <*]' and examine our stock. 13t?Street Po"naylvani* Avenue, near corner of JNTEREST ALLOWED ON DEPOSITES. MONEY to LOAN on STOCK SECURITIES CHUBB BROTHERS, BANKERS, Opposite the Treasury. THE HOUSE OF CHUBB BROTHERS, Washington, is composed of 5?!iLWiR?: THE HOUSE OF HENR^ HOLMES. CHUBB BROTHER, BARROW A CO.. Davrnport, Iowa, is composed of CHAS. St. J. CHUBB. i.n?T ,r ALEX R H. BARRCnV, .jRn g7~tf WM. H. DOUGAL. HATS f HATS.'?Constantly on har Ply of BEEBE'S NEW VoRK H a t4 r n*^f- Wlt^'A,YL('R'S i A il ?(J5*lt,,n?re. The best black rre^o i,A 11P '? the latest style For $3*50,m good a? those uniialiy gold at tjj; and a goo<l fashionable Itat at< a fir8t r*te Hat," The liest materials and the best workmanship is employed to produoe a its Hat meet with ** f?f do * cash business' r K losses, but cive each customer fulf value for his money. F elt Hats unusually low. ..i^'Agent for Dnscoll's Balm o! a Thousand F 'a ^ ?*nt8 Per bottle. fo^lvilPv wu .?^reet* l,8ar Fa. avenue. Agent for a New ^ ork Hat Company. sept 3fr?er JVOTICE OF IMPORTANCE.-WINES. fL?T? tSraars, Ac.?The subsoril?r P?*".10JlC?rmthepnblio that he will sell his fine stock of Wines. Brandies, I*iquors.Segars and fine Groceriesat rery reduced prices. "They are not to be equalled by any other stock in this city. The trade is respectfully solicited to call and examine mv stock. Ijarge invoices are now on their war here which will tie sold low for cash. All goods guaraiw CO&ro?AT.0N hand a full sup Kedicinet. THE PERUVIAN S\ RUP bavin* successfully paated the ordeal to whieh many discoveries in the Materia M?dieaare subjected. mtiit nnr l>e re ceived as an established medicine. ITBerFlCACVir AJfttHons aftkt Liver, Drops*, Neuralgia, Bron chitis and Consumptive Tendencus, Disorder- j td stat* of the Blood, Boils, General Debility, and all Dis***** wkieh require a Tomte aid Alterative medieine it befond question. This oroofi of its efficacy are so numeroui. so veil authenticated, and of sucJ sufferers cannot reaaouablj hesitate to reoeive the PrTherpiru!;iiui Syrup doee not profV.i to be a <?? all, but it* range it extensive, because ten, apvn'tntly unlike, are inti'Ti?teiy r?t*^ proceeding from one cause, may be cured y ne r#,?he ciast of diseases for which the Syruf promi tet a cure, it precitelr that which hat so fled the highest order of medical skill. I he facts are tangible, the witnetiet accessible, and the safety and efficacy of the Syrup incontrovertible. Thote who may wish Tor an opinion fn?m aitmter etted persons respecting the ohamcter of the Syrup, cannot fail to be satisfied with the following among numeroua teatimoiuala, in the hand* of the Agents. The signatures are thoae of gentlemen well known in the community, and of the highest respeotability. CARD. , The undersigned having experienced the benefioiai effect a of the Peruvian Syrup." do not kesitate to reoommend it to the attention of the publio. From our own experience, aa well aa from the tes timony of other*, whoso intelligence and integrity are altogether nnqueationaWe, we liave no douM of its effioecy in caaea of incipient Diseases of the Lung* ana Bronchial Pasaagss, Djspepsia. Liver Complaint, Dropsy, Neuralgia. & c. Indeed its er ects would he incredible. but from the character or thoae who have witneaaed them, and have volunteer ed their teatimony.aa we do oura.U. it? reatorative S. H. KENDAL.^, M. D. SAMUEL MA\. THOMAS C. AMORY. For aale by Z. D. GILMAN, Special Agent, 360 Pennsylvania avenue, and nl the Oenenu A^en^J* eorner of L and 8th street*. Navy ^ ard. W* pRIVATE MEDICAL TREATISE PHISIOLOGlCAL?yjE\VOF MARK I AGS, By M. B. La CROIX, M. D., Albany, N. ^. 200 ucti and 13^ hne Plain and Colored Lithographs and Platea. ITT"PRICE ONLY 15 CENT?. ^31 . ]FTmSent frtt of postage to all parts of the Union. Dr. M. B. IA Cmix's Physiological View of Mar riage. A new and revised edition of 250 pare? and I0ii plates. Price 25 cents a oopy. A popular ana coiiiprehenai ve treatise on the dutiea and casualties of tingle and married life?hnppr and fruitfulI allian cet. mode of tecurmg them?iiitelieitout and infer tile one*-their obvintton and removal? norvout de hilitr, ita caimea and cure, by a process at once ao simple, safe, and effectual, that failure la impossiMe ?rules for daily management?an essay on Sperma torrhea. with practical observation* on a snier and more successful mode of treatment? precautionary hints on the evil resulta from einpirioel practice; to which is added oommeutariea on the disease* of fe males?from infancy to old a* e?each case graphical ly illustrated by beautiful plates. It 'points out the remedies for ftiose self-inflicted miseries and disap pointed hope* so unfortunately prevalent in the young. It is a truthful adviser to the married, and those contemplating marriage. Ita perusal is partic ularly recommended to person* entertaining secret doubts of their physical condition, and who are oon scioua of having fcszarded the health, happiness and privileges to which every human t>eing is ent itled to. Priee 25 cent* per copy, or five copies for 51. niail - ed free ot postage to anv part of the I'nited State*, br addressing Dr. La CROIX, (poat paid.> Aileny, New York, enclosing A oents. N. B. Thoae who prefer may consult Doctor |I, A CROIX.upon any of the disease* upon which hi* book treats, either personally or by mail. His medi cines often cure in the short space of six days, and completely and entirely eradicate all tracea of thoae disordera which copaiva and cubeba have so Ion* been thought an antidote, to the ruin of the health of the patient. His " Krfltich Secret" is the great con tinental remedy for that olaa* of disorders which un fortunately, physicians treat with mercury, to the irretrievable destruction to the patient's oonstitu tion. and which all the aarsapanlla in the world can not cure. ... . ITf" Office No. 31 Maiden l*ane, All?ny, N. \ . fen 14?ly _ ?iOLGH?COLDS?HOARSENESS. DR. TYLER'S COMPOUND SYRUP OF GUNARKAB1C: The moat Pleaaant, Safe and Speedy Cure for Whooping Cough, Croup, Asthma, Dis eased Lunga and Consumption. Entered according to Act of Congress, A. D. 1877. In again presenting to the notice of the public the al?ove remedy, we feel that little apology is needed. V.oat Milliliters mall aectiona of the Union are obliged to have recourse to other souroee of relief than the immediate prescription of their family physician, and as each return of tne winter season brings out a host of professedly new specifics, some good, others use less, and many decidedly dangerous, it beoomes as much a matter of duty lis interest, believing this to lie a remedy, combining the greatcat advantages, with the least objections of auy other in use. to make it as extensively known aa practicable. That auch is its character, is abundantly proved by the fact, that it lias been extensively used the laat twenty rears with unparalleled success ; that its reputation lias continued to spread and its sale increase, with little aid from advertising or puUished lists of cer tificates, (which all know can as easily be had fort worthless preparation a* for a meritoriout one.) that by its own intrinsic merit, with the reoommendation or person* benefited by its use, it ha* gained it* pre sent popularity ; it it not trumpeted to the world a* a specific or cure all. but as a valuable and scientific auxiliary in pulmonary caaes. ready at hand, and one that ha* tieen generally found to afford relief where most others have been tried withi>ut materia! benefit. At tuch, it is recognised by numliert of our leading physicians, who know its composition, and have been eye witnesses of its superior efficacy, as well a* by thousands of our most respectable citizens, to moat of whom reference is cheerfullv permitted. Sold at 25 oents, or three bottles in one,50 cents, by NAIRN h PALMER, and CHASLES STOTT. Washington; CISSEL. Georgetown, and PELL k. STEVENS. Alexandria. Also. " TYLER'S GUM ARABIC COUGH CANDY DROPS," the same composition in a portable form, much patronisAl by puWic speakers, singers, frequenters of public assemblies. Ac., as they remove all huskines* from the throat and voioe, and act like a charm on a troublesome oough. Price 12S and 25 oeut* a box. deo 2-1 * *jpO ALL THAT VALUeTtHEIR SIGHT. I JOHN TOBIAS, PRACTICAL OPTfC/il.V.^^^e-v. wishes to call *the attention of all that?_*^ -5* suffer with defective sight, caused by age, sick ness. and particularly from glass?is injudiciously se lected, to his superior SPECTACLES and GLASS ES carefully ground by himself to a true spherical accuracy, and brilliant transparency, suited precise ly and beneficially to the wearer, according to the ooncavity or oonvexity of the eye. Very numerous are the ill effects aaused to the precious organ of sight from the commencement of using glasses in not being precisely suited, by the use of an Optome ter; and tne practice of many rears enables him to measure the focal disonse of the eyes, and such glasses that are absolutely required will be furnish ed with precision and satisfaction. JOHN TOBIAS acknowledgea the very liberal encouragement already obtained, ami further solicits the patronage of those who have not yet availed themselves of his aid. Persons that cannot conveniently call^by tending the glasses in use, and state how many inches they can read this print with their spectacles, can be sup plied with such as will improve their sight. Innumerable testimonials to be seen ; and referen ces given to tiutiiy who have derived the greatest ease and comfort from his glasses. Circulars to lie had gratis, at hia office. No. 512 Seventh street, three doors from Odd Fellows' Hall, up stairs. _ Norfolk, September 7. 1854. Six: The Spectacles you made for me suit very well, and seem to have improved my sight more than any other 1 have lately tried. LITT. W. TAZEWELL, I have tried a pair of Spectacles obtained from Mr. Tobias, and find them of great assistance to my sight, and corresponding with his description of the focus. 1 recommend him as a skilful optician. HENRY A. WISE. Having been induced by a friend to visit the estab lishment of Mr. Tobias for the purpose oftrjing hit glasses, I was furnished by him with a pair slightly colored l?lue, whioh have afforded me more relief and gratification than any 1 have ever tried. My sight, originally very good, was injured by writ ing and reading at nignt. frequently to a very late hour; but with the aid of these?las*es I can study almost as late as ever, and that too without the pain I have previously W1L80N. Late Commissioner Gen'l Land Office. Pec. II, 1856. Q have used Mr. Tobias's Spectacles for three or four month*, and take great pleasure in sny ing that I am much pleased with them. I have l>een much l?enefited by theui. GEO. P. SCARBL'RGH. May 5th, 1856. 1 was recommended to Mr. John Tobiaa as a skil ful optician ; and at I have eyes of remarkable pecu liarity, I was gratified to find that Mr. Tobias s?em ed to oomprehend them by inspection and some slight measurement, and he lias made me a pair of Specta cles that suits me admirably. A. P. BUTLER. July 11, 1856. Wilmiwoto*. N. C., Jan. 17,1854. Mr. J.Tobias. Dear Sir: I am happy to say that the Speotacles which I obtained from you laat week are entirely aatisfactory. Frotn an inequality in the visual range of iny eyes, I have heretofore found Sreat difficulty in setting glasses of the proper focal istance. It affords me pleasure to state that, by the aid of your optometer, this difficulty has been happi ly obviated, so that the glasses yon furnished me are decidedly the best adapted to my eyes of any 1 have ever yet used. Very respectfully, yours, R. B. DRANE, Rector of St. James's Parish. Dkpabtm*?jt or Imtkriok, May 8,1856. From natural defecta and the unequal range of my eyes, I have l>een compelled to use glasses for seve ral years. I have tried different opticians without obtaining glasses perfectly fitted to iny eyes. Four months since Mr. Tobias made two pairs espenally for me, which I liave found to serve me perfectly. By the use of his optometer he is enabled to adapt glasses most minntely to the eye. I most cheerfully reoommend Mr. Tobias to all having itocasion to v glasses, and bear my testimony as to his skill as optioian. HENRY E. BALDWIN,' Ass t Sec y to sign Land Warrants. ?f sreat vanety,TKL ErWfcil^1?PKS- WATCA MA ^L bK GLASSES, and many other articles in tlus line at very low prioes constantly on hand. _jy 18?lr A CAR D. ? Ladies' Crape or Merino Shawls BLEACHEDor DYED ANY COLOR. Also, all kinds of Dress Goods. Neapolitan or Straw Bon .DRAR. Gentlemen's Clothing RE DYEl) or CLEANSED at the shortest notice. The subscriber, thankful for past favors, assnree all who patronise tumthat no expense shall be spared to please them. 249 south side of Pennsylvania a venae .between 13th use an Traveler^ Directory. WASHINGTON VxVlW\W^^ON. Chaso* of H^ma.-T^e ft earner* 0^oRJ'r COLLY ER wdjd,;i^HE Jp^^SlLC ? ],Mvf \VMhti*t?n,M^.^.tll?. J-SVjJS'WMl ?? The puUic ma? confidently rely "? t*>* Boat ?Urt ing at the tune advertiaed. One of the Boats will nt?k? a trip to MOL NT VKKNON on Tir*OAT and FaibAf of aaok weak, leaving Wastiirigten at So'olock a. m. JOB CORSON. ( (a*i? in(. GEO. T. HOWARD. < F. it her Bout may be chartered for JSf cI1.T31i^wt wt time, on application to JOSEPH AN. Pre?id*nt of the i <>mpiui?.it hie oflboe. ?' Peea avenue, or to the Captaina on buard. ap ??-u STEAMER GEORGE PAGE. HOURS OF DEPARTURE. I * i ? ? a. ir C. I A A M L A !!?> Leave Alexandria at ?S. "\,9, b'V ^Leave\va*hiagton at 6. *. 1 IS, 1 5H.1 ap?-d EI.I.W I?. PnfCE, Capiai wtilKflTuN BRANCH RAILROAD. Trains leave WASHINGTON for BALTIMORE at 6 awl KS a. ni.. and 3 and ?S p. in. On Sunua*, at 4>, p. m. L-ave BALTIMORE for WASHINGTON at 4% and 9>* a. m.. and 3 and p. m. On Sunday at <H a. m. Pa*aengers for Philadelphia and New Voik Will take train* at 6,8)t, and 4)?. For Annapolis will tak? train* at and 4H. For Norfolk will take traina at ?)? ami X For the West will take traina at 6and iS,connect ing at the Washington Junction. jan l?-rr T. II. PA RftONS. Agem. Daily link for edwarw ff.rry A S i) LEESBI R<?, \a.. via t heaapeake and Ohio Canal.?The Packet Boat a AR GO and M. C. M EH JS. will oommenor making daily trip* to tho al??ve p<>inta." on Monday. March 23. loaving the wharf of W. H. ami H. G. Kitter, <?eorg?tnn-n. I). C. ever* morning at 7 o'clock, Sundays excepted; through in eight honra; leaving Georgetown at (seven o'clock in the morning. the B<iata will arrive at the Great Fa!la,or Waahington Aqueduct. at l?a. m.. Seneca nt r.m., Ed ward a' Ferry at 3 p. m.. where a stag* will t<e m roadinnaa to convey passcugera to L*e*hurg, Va. Returning, leave Inwards' I err* every day at nine o'clock in the nioining, and arriving in Georgetown at suns?t. Through Ticket*. $1.75. Intermediate point* aa follow*: Great Falls <?r Washington Aqaeduct, VI centa: Senecn. 75 cents; F.dwanla' Ferry, #1.12; |,ee*l??irg. Virginia, including coach. IJI.TV Meals served on the Boats at moderate pnoea. mar 25 W. H. A H. G. RITTER. QRA.NOfcAND ALL\A\DR1A RAILROAD. G R E A T SOUTHERN MAIL LI N E . Twic" IViiljr. (Sundny malita eicepted,' Ul**?? WASHINGTON and Hie SOI TIL via A LK X A N DR1A, GORDOVSVILI.E AND RICHMOND. DANVILLE and GREENSBOROIOIL Leaves Waahington at ?> o'clock a. in. " Alexandria at 7S o'clock a. m. ?* Washington at 7 o'clock p. m. " Alexandria at !*|? o'clock p. ra. Fare froiu Washington and Alexandria to Rich mond. S*. iryOmnilmttimd Racgaze Wag one will l?cat tha Dcp'?t of the Wa?hiHgt<?n Railroad, t?> c.?nv?* na* sengersand Uiggage to the Steamer GKO. PAGF, for Alexandria, w distance of aix miloa, all?wing ample time for meal*. inar 27 tf JAM KS A.EVANS. Agent. N JEW ROUTE TO THE SOLTHWKST. MEMPHIS t CHARLESTON RAILROAD c o * r i. e t r t>?co >? * r c t t wo Cknttanoofn. Tena.; Charlt>tcn. S. C.; Sat am nnk. On., and all ikt XorHtatura cities, tri(A Memphis, T> nn. The laat connecting link of Railniad hatween NEW YORK ANDTIIK MISSISSIPPI RIVER. Tins road ia now complete) and opened for the reg uljir transportation of PakaomtAra and Freight, and will afford more Expedition and lesa then any other routa l?et* een tha Northeaat ami South weat. Paaaengera and Shippers will take due aotica thereof, and govern thewaaulvaa aooordwi*.} . Paa*enger Traina leave Stevanaon daily at o'clock, a. in., (after the arrival of the traiua from Chattanooga and Nashville, land arrive at Meiaphia aamedav at 7 p. m., oounecting with Firat C!a*a Steam Packets to New Orlean*. and all other impor tant points upon the Western Rivera.* Gooda con signed to R nil road Areata at Charleston or Savan nah, will l*a fora arded to Memphia and other p<nnta, by Express Freight Traina. Freight in charge of the Adama Expreaa Cunn pan* i* carried over Una route daily by the Paaaen ger tnuna. F. C. ARMS General Superintendent. HrMTflVILLC. (Aia.t Arril l*f, 1857. "Through Ticketa to Memphia, Ac., aold at Wil mington, N. C,; Charleaton, S. C.; Augusta. Savan nah, Macon, Atlanta, and Cotumbua.Ga; Montgom ery. Ala.; Chattanooga, and N'aahville, Tann. Toconuect with the Western Traina on thia mad, passengers will take the night traina from Wilming ton. N. C.; Auguata. Ga.;Ch?ttanooga and Naahviiie. Tann.; and the day traina from Charleaton and Kuigsville. S. C.: and Atlauta. Ga. ap 7-tf 17"OR ALL PARTS OF THE WEST. BALTIMORE ASD OHIO RAILROAD. New axd Imtboved Aeraxaemekti. Three Traina daily from Baltimore for Cumber land. Wheeling. aiKl all part* of the West. 1st. The ACCOMMODATION TR AlNVlII leave (except Sunday i at 6.i5 a. m., connecting with traina from Philadelphia, first train from Washington (at J unction >? will stop at Way Stationa, and arrive at Cuint>erland at 4 o'clock p. m. 2d. .The MAIL TRAIN leavea Camden Status daily (except Sunday) at 8.9) a. in., and reachea Wheeling by 4 a. m.. connecting at Henwood witb traina l?>r Columbna, Cincinnati. Da*ton. lndiauapo lia. I.oinaville, Cleveland. Toledo, Detroit, Chicago, St. l^ouia. Caipt. aiul intf riiie?bate poiuta. 3d. The EXPRESS TRAIN leaves daily at 7 r. m., connecting with express trains f?'rCinoinnati, St. Louia, Cairo. Chicago.and intermediate p;ac*?. The diatance to Cincimiat i and other oentral and southern Claces in the West, i* nearly mile* aborter th*n y any other route. The time to theae plaoee ta also unMuaHed. JO" Baggage checked through to Columl>us, Cin ciiinati. Indianapolis, and St. Louis. C~7~ Paaaengera and Baggage transferred at al points free. THROUGH TICKETS will be aold toall the large towns in the West, at the loweat poaaiMe rates, at the Ticket Office, Camden Station, and at Washing* ton city. fL/~ A aecond-clasa oar la attached to tha MAIL RAIN. Pa*sengera from Baltimore or Washington may fine the en:ire rontl hy r/nwftgAr.liy takinc Accom modation or Mail Train, and lying over at Cumber land or Oakland. The\ resume the next morning If the Express Train, which leaves Cumberland at 2JD a. m., and reache* Wheeling at 2 p. in. Passengers from Washington have ample time f'^r m?a'sat Washington Junction. This is the only route by which Through Tie*eta and Baggage Check* can Im> obtained in Washington. FOR WAY PA SS E M ERS. The Accommodrtion Tram at fi.ta will stop at a.l stations east of Cumberland.and the Expres*at sta tions between Piedmont, going West. Eastward!* the Mail Train leavea Wheeling at 7.15a. m..and Ao ooni'no<lation leavea Cumberland at 8.it1, reacting Baltimore at 5.45 p. m. The FR EDERICK TRAIN atarta at 4 p. m..<eE eept Sunday) atopping at Way Stations. Lear? Fredenok at 9 a. m., arriving at Baltimore at IIJ" noon. The ELLICOTT'S MILL TRAIN leavea Cam den Station nt 6 a.m. and p.m. Leaves Ellicott'g Milla at 7JP a. m. and 7^i p. nt.. except Sueda*?. . W. S. WOODSIDE. jan 16 tf Master of Transportation. T HE NEW YORK AND LI V KB POOL UNITED STATES MAIL STEAMER5. The Ships comprising thi* Cf Lint are: The ATLANTIC Capt. Oliver Eldridg* fhe BALTIC. Capt. J??sephCom*t.ock. he ADRIATIC Capt. James U est These ships having Iwen built by contract express y for Government aervice, every onre has l?eeu taken in their oenstruction, as alao in their engines, to in sure strength and speed, and their sacowwiodati"? for passeugera are unequalled for eleganoe ioid win fort. Pnoe of pasaage from New York to Liverpool, in first calnn-Siy*; in second do., $75 ; exclusrve use "I extra size state rooms, ?375. From Liverpool N?w York. 2> and 9n guineas. An experienced geon attached to each ship. No liertha can l?e aet iired until paid for. The ahipa of thia line have iinprovefl water-tight bulk-heads, and to avoid danger frou a* will not croaa the Banka north of 42 degrees Ltu alter the lat of August. PROPOSED DATES OF SAILING. EEOM NEW YOEE. I FEOM LIVERPOOL. Saturday, Jan. 3..... ISfJ Wedneaday, Jan. 7 la^T Saturday, Jan. 17. ...1M7 , Weducsday, Jan.21 1*" Saturday, Jan. 31.... 1JW7 Wednesday, Feb. 4 16.T Saturday, Feb. 14. .. 1RS7 Weiliieaday, Feb. in.1*57 Saturday, March 14 1857 Wednesday, Mar. 4 1M7 Satnrday, April II... .1MT Wedneaday, Apnl 1.1*57 Saturday, May J? ....ia*T Wedt?es<lay, Apnl ?.ia*T Saturday, May 23 M3T j Wednesday. May ?7.llW7 Saturday, June 6 IfCTT Wedneatlay, June 111. 1857 Sat unlay, June 3D... I8S7 We Inesday, J une 24 1&57 Saturday, July 4 l!*57 Wedneaday, July 8 1*57 Siturday, July 18 1R.T7 Woduesday. July 23 1337 Eor freight or passage, apply to DWARD K. COLLINS, No. 56, Wall atr^t. New York. BROWN, SHIPLEY A CO., Liverpool. STEPHEN KENNARD A CO., No. *7, Am Friara, London. ?. G. WAIN WRIGHT A CO., Paria. he owners of these ships will not be aeoonntaha for gold, silver, bullion, apecie. jewelry, precious stones or metals, unless bills of lading are signed therefor and the value thereof expressed therein. fM>> 51 I WISHING TACKLE.?LIMERICK, VIRGIN ia. Kirbv, Cheatcrtown, and Gravitation Ft ? HOOKS of all sixes: Silk. Chmeae Grass. Linl and C4.UOH FISH LINES; Hollow. Swivj4,*r Ringed SINKERS; CORK FLOATS; RLM& and everything in the Fishing Tackle line, at grsaio reduced prioes, just received and for sale by K. K. LUNDY. ap 13 No. 1* Bridge street. Georgetowa. WOOD AND COAL DEPOT.-A*wa?s oa " hand the l?eat qualities of \\ o??d and C<*? can be obtained in the market. Fair weight a? aura ma? lie relied on in all caaea, and the prK* low aa the beat article will admit. Coal kept under oover?8^41) lbs. to'he tofi; T. J. A W. M. liAl.r, . N. W. oor. of I2th and C ap 7-tf oo? a?tiarc Avenue