Newspaper of Evening Star, May 16, 1857, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated May 16, 1857 Page 1
Text content (automatically generated)

VOL. IX. WASHINGTON, !>. C., SATURDAY, MAY 16, 1857. NO. 1,350. THE EVENING STAR PrBLISJIEO EVERY AFTER.MOO*, <*ICSFT SUNDAY,) AT THE STAR BUILDINGS, '/ cvmtr mf rtnnrflvmnia av?nu4, and 11(4 idiif, Bt W. D. WALLACE, and ia ??rv?d to sutwerihcr* hyeameraat SIX AND A ARTER CENTS, payable weekly to the A**nt?; p*p?ra aervrd in paoka??s at 37* cents per ?"?with. Tn mail aufwcriNeratheauhaoriptmn price is THKKK DOLLARS AND FIFTY CENTS a yaar m n,irnmr?, TWO DOLLARS for aix ?ontha, Md ONK DOLLAR lor throe months; &>r teas than three month a at the rate of 123* oenta a week. iO-SINQLK COPIES ONE CENT. the quality. fco*rLri>*n.l ^ e vrus all a settin up hebavin with all our nitgot when Betsy come to the d'*?r, and axed , J? out to dinner. It wus a poa trtul relief all round When we got to the din ner room, thar wu' a mighty nice dinner spread I out. and thar st.??d Barney, an Bill an Jim Joq?4. ready to set down. The quality looked i at dim and Bill, then looked at each other, an looked for ail the world like they nerer had been axed to eat dinner before, an didn't know whether to set down or not Barney he knowed what the? was arter. but I didn't. So says he. '? Ladies, take seats an set down nn bdp yourselves Bill you an Jim set d >wn and tall too. These gentlemen, la dies, are my friends.'* Bill an Jim did set right down an fell too. shore enough: they never cared a mite ef the quality had a stood over em an starred at em a mouth. The quality seemed like they was a gwino ?>ack in the hall room. But they give another look at the dinner, an I reckon they was as hungry as Bill an Jim was. for they sot right down, sort o' desprit. an got their selves hoi*?d Presently one on em looked at one o' tbe nijjger gala and says. 44 Girl, hand mo the cel ery." l>ilcc looked at Delay mighty hard; Betsy t(owned at Dilce, an looked like she oitgfittr know all about it, an says, ?? llan the sall-cel lar." Dileo handed the salt-cellar. 44 No," says the quality gal. " I asked for the cderyj nn she looked hard right in the plate o raw shel lotes. Dilce jerked up that an handed i( to her. Them it> sbellotes. says Barney. The quality gal turned* her now? right up at Betsy s shellotes. what never done ho* no harm, au says, '? I thought they were celery." t. '\ ? very sorry." says poor Betsey, 441 didn t know you preferred salary to shellotes." ?*\ou needn't trouble yourself to be sorry, wife,*" said Barney, 4- we haint got so salary. I an taint your fault they don't grow here." Arter a while one on em baa ent everything oat o' her plate right clean, an says she, 4- Mr Biker. I believe I will change my plate, and take % bit of that goose." " Certainly, mam. says Barney, mighty po lite. So he cuts off a nice piece and lay* it on his own plate, what was full o' all sorts o" things an swaps platen with Mis? Feathercod. U ell. the notionate woman wouldn t eat a bit of Jiarney s dinner arter she got it, an I didn't know what made Barney look so jolam like h" was a doin mischief. Come to find out, he knowed all the time that she wanted a right clean plate to eat that piece o' goose off er. Arter they had all mad?* a mighty hearty din ner. the old lady tuck har hands an done 'em so at D;lee like she wanted 'em rubbed. Well, the ni^rs had been runnin round the table all the time, an Dilce was bent on ahowin how smart efce was. So she dew at the old soul's hands an set to rubbin em like all possessed ; but Miss tea the rood jerked em away, an says she, "I wanted a finger-basin." Poor Betsy, she was tuck all aback agin. But *he is a mighty smart oinan. ef she is my daugh ter, and don t often be put out. She remember- j ed in a minute the little porringer she keeps on the top shelf to give sick people chicken soup in. So she had it filled with water, an handed to Miss Feathercod. She washed her bands hi iL an all around her mouth, and then tuck a mouthful and washed out the insideo' her mouth, and spit it all back in the porringer. Thinks I you ?? don't git me to eat no more chicken soup out of that quality finger-basin." The resto' the quality when thoy seed thar was no more porringer coiuin, ail washed thar hands in their tumblers. 1 looked with all my eyes to see em drink the water wheu they was dx?e an spit it back in the tumbler; but aarood luck would have it they didn't; I know it would a made Barney mighty mad to had to smash up ail them new tumblers arter tbe quality had u sed em an fu r my part. I can t see what the\ bedaub their selves with everything they eat tur, and can t git up from table tell they are washed 1 would a been a heap less trouble to poor Betsy ef they had a kept their hands under tuC table cloth, an a let the uiggers a fed em By the time the dinner doins wus over it wus i purty late. \\ v thought shore they wa.s agwine io.-U> all night. But fust thing wo knowed, they axed for their hat*. (That s wbnt they ? all them iwtfeyt they war on their heads ) Barney Md eru they better stay, that 'twas dangerous to ride eight miles over that rouirh r >hl after darl^. j "Oh says one, 4- we nerer go out before I dark it we can avoid it; Old Sol s t??o ardent oemis are so overpowering.*" , Ve;l snys another. ?? and the gentle moon light i* .*?> soft arvl beautiful. * - And. says an..ther. 44 so poetical and soul , inspiring. , t'other. ?? the twinkling stars I looking like the ever watchful eyes of our iruar- i dian angels " J Barney looked like he thought it was his duty ' W;irn em an to ux em t<? stay all night, but - "eine 1 mightily relieved when tbey wouldn't '?e warned. lie told em there wasn't no moon; tint they said thein an their coeehman an homes ?'n carriage was all u"e to ridin about at night; so they fixed on their bead gear and took their little sun fans and started. 1W Betsy wus hard at work to the last a gitun their supper, for she was bound to have mat tn time. '? IVull. ?wife," says Barney, '? I don't know auh looks the jadetiest. you or my par of old o*en that Ben Gill has been working most to deatlL ?" X don't think. Mr. Baker," says Betsy, >"u bave much respect for your wife, to com )'?ire ner to your old oxen."' ?"ays he, ?? Whether I have respect for her or 'i>'. I aua gwine to take care of her, an you-ve t to I t them quality folks alone. I don't see ?turn in ein tuat my wite should be a killin up herself a boot-liokin this w iy." .Yw?V 3 !jr' 1 ''u> **y nothin of all the 1 iltry that s been killed ' ull wont to bed pretty soon, causc you ?o the quality had pretty nigh used us ui. J'Ut we waau t done with them yet. W ,iy long iu tbe night I heerd a great beatin thel< out do.,r. I jumped up, got a light an cut to see what was to pay, an as I live, thar i ? -,doueo these nigger aolgers. a bowin an a rapiu so.>n as be got sight of me The Lord bless my soul, ' says I, is your ?ui^is sent you here to fetch one o' them vi?i- I tin cards this time o' night^" lie bamM agin an says, Mrs Feathercod j r. seutt her resets to Mr. Baker, and would Jp! much obliged could bo lend his assistance, rbe coMbMnn being deceived by tbe darkness 1^ mgbt. was so unfortunate as to run off the side of the causeway and uptet the carriage ? ' the swamp."' ^ 1 ?ei?cd him by the collar and give hiin sich ? shaken, unitorm and all. jest like I w;is a m ?kin up a feather-bed. Says I, 4- You imper captain general you; why didn't you say j at onet n hat did you stand a bowin an I 1 quality talk to me fur. an all your tniss fasea a sla^hin about heels over head in Cow ?: w atop?" L?arucj heeri me a talkin to a straiLie U.'.'lTT tn?h!ia J^wn "Urs- rolled up iu a > e .an when he saw me collarin of tho -?<"?' ?>'? - #< r, airetny an start r,ght off. Them quality women an their liunkey nigger an an HU,e sun f*ns an po? an anufl boxes an Tvitin cards, is all kuei bid over in Cow Swamp.*' coar?e?". "?y? Barney, '? bo f()r K ti n ?*ul-inspire 1, and trustin to m.>on shine gel Off ?.Ve" of guarjun an t r a ? ^ut h? burned off, and I give the nig n w "k- "hak^ Je,t W rcmimf him I fail o him yit. 44Now," aaya I. ?? run for your tell fo/V??&{er hoUae you come to, and irn.1 ? k lBO p*laverin, mind you, to J P rijjht uj?, an git ihu carri ill rc?Jy. aud y,>u '??"p *n h"?" *" .hi'l'lm 3r*" ?? J:,U w"uld " 'huu^lit I h.hi >-?r n.p'"4 it ?> ?" mM?? Carney ana Dan went down five Vm Pon,I,nD f,,hed 'L'm out an car fj etn ai??l we ie washed our of them quality ever sence " Well, its most dark Good by. bimey \ on re mighty pliant tympany I ve injoy ej myself powerful. ' \A\ktlU, AS l>ts? Klliili U\ OM. OF *8?M? I now pr?]>oM to give a sketch of hi.- juve nile history, and a description of his i>ersonal appearance, at difterent periods, from youth to manhood. * ? ,i. IUwku hhs ??l"*>ntance in the dis trict school He was four years old in March; and his mother, tired ot the trouble of watch ing himnt home, thinks he will "do to go to school this summer with sister Jane,*' upon whom u imposed the task of ?? seeing that he don t get hurt. Accordingly he is fitted out in a new suit of clothes, consisting of a coarse cotton shirt without collar or wrist-bands: a garment of blue cotton-drilling, serving for vest and trowsers; the upper part being like the w?WiUf.Fy.n. , tVwsm attached to this reaching just three inches below mfl.h?68! aruVhe wbo,e garment buttoning up behind; a calico apron and a palm leal" hat. 1 hese lour articles of apparel constitute the sum total of his summer dress for the next four years. In these habiliments, with a two-Quart covered tin pale full of " johnny-cake" for bis dinner, in one hand, and a blue-eovered, sheep skin backed Webster's spelling-book in the i*1*;, ^ makes his appearance at the School house at about half-past nine, and begins to question the teacher: 4 M I gwout^ ? M1 leave my seat.'1?M I speak'" etc., until about halt-past three, when he tops off era ted dismissed''?when he is.solib ?? Between seven and eight, he drops off the upper part ot the blue-drilling garment, above I an<i suspends his trowsers by strings i of the same material, which heealls- galluses.*?' | when he is about twelve, we seen him at church. i -Iressed in striped pantaloons, a trifle longer than those in which we first s*w him at school: a calico vest, and a white spencer. His coarse shirt-collar is now starched stiff as tin, and tied with a black ribbon; and his mammoth teet are for the first time encased in a pair of cow-hide shoes, without stockings. He has also come into possession of a huge jack-knife, which seems toconstitute a part of Lis very person, for he is never seen without it, and he never al lows it to rest cutting his long finger-nails and I ry>ng apart his teeth wh<*n he c?n find noth ing to whittle. ' At sixteen he graduates from sshool, hav ing done most of the sums in the 'rithmetic, and licked the master.' At twenty, we shall. P??aP?' m??t him at a circus in the very zenith of his glory. Yes, there he is; the identical Jonathan, mounted on an antiquated cart, dealing out pins, needles, combs, brushes, sus penders, hose, thread, thimbles, buttons, jews harpo and tin-whistles. Jlis dress now consists ot a pair ot wine-colored velvet pantaloons, much worn, the warp and lining ot what was once a satin vest; and a lining coat, with a hole in each elbow, llis linen is badly soiled, und his cravat, the black silk handkerchief his father gave him on leaving home, is tied in a sailor s knot, and ornamented with a huge ?? buxom-pm." His boots or calf-skin have havo'run over,' and are minus the original Wack of the leather from which they were made lie is just six feet three inches in height, some what round-shouldered, and weighs one hun dred and twenty-five pounds. His face is thin and freckled. He has a Roman nose, large , mouth, small gray eyes, sunk deep in his fore ,?' J.,nd Wv" shaded by long, red lashes. His hair is long, strait, thick, and?near his head?brown: but the extremity of his lucks tades to a straw-color. J' hi He soon atter left New England for the Great West." where wo understand he has succeeded in acquiring nn iiiiraen?efortune Ho contemplates a visit to the '? home of his childhood" the present season, and wo hope then hi learn from himself the full history of Lis western life " Thk 1.1*1! OP AX Actor.?Mr. Don Bourcl rault, the actor, has written a v?-ry interesting let ter to the (Cincinnati Gazette. in defence of th. stage. We extract Troin it the annexed viviit dc script ion of the life of an actor: i Tihe. ot an ar,or is ?f unknown toil His daily la)?or commences at fen. when lie hurries to rehearsal Thin process is no child s play, as many think it. but a severe and serious exercise trying to the temper and the uiind. At two he in released, uitrit fluently too late for dinner for t he actor is the only ialiorer who will sacrifice his appetite to his duty W hile he eat* what he can . f his part, and is iinrmrsfil in it until six. At that Lolt ho returns to the theatre Where, without the intermission of a moment I* employe,! until midnight. Weary and jaded I he travels honn*. to sie*-p ?_no?to sit lip poring oyer the morrow s pe.lWmance, for usually he pi iv? two or three new parts nightly. His wife sits by his side, hearing also her parts, tt hlle she makes her costume, for the male ward rol*s only is furnished by the theatres. At twoor th;ir children. God helptbein ! What havethey done during this long, weary, weary day of labor to call down the contempt of^nankiud. anathe mas of the church, and your gall? tiod help this poor family?and lie does help thein; for there w an angrl that stands lieside their couch, who her white wings wards ofT the bitter blast of word!y wrong; and the breath of that aie?el brings a perpetual smile ou their lips, and U a warmth in their hearts. If cxrotnmunicated by ?orlety, they clasp their own closer to their b<ea*t*. hxtravagant In their charity, thev 1k-.' gar themselves, without a thought/to relieved suffering brother They cling with the fondness of despair to their children and parents -a fond ne?s which fills up with lamily afl.ctions the void which society would make in their live*. The Hvrdkll Murder ? A writer in the New No'k Times with the signature of ?? Lex," and evidently a legal gentleman, sums up a very able and discriminating critique i:pou the lute murtler and trial, with the following theory: ?? The key to Dr. Burdell's>er, contrary to his usual rusiom, was left in the io-k outside the door. It was <tifliriilt to approach him stealth u\ in his lighted room, for he apparently had taken out his paners for the purpose of business. In view of the tacts, it appears to nu* that the murderer was one who accompanied him to his worn, whose presence there gave him no alarm, with whom he was transacting business, and wrho, standing by his chair as he sat in it in front of the secretary, suddenly struck ttie first blow, and grasped hiui by the throat, when he failed to tall at once; who bossibly seized money and oa per* (none were found on the doe tor-* person ) and who then groped his way through the dark eiied hall to the outer door, and thus escaped The nature of the wounds and the character of the struggle tend to show that the assassin must have b?en a man of powerful frame, aud probably taller stature thau the victim; aud there are strong reasons for supposing that he well knew where lay the great arteries, aud how to reach the vital organs." Wants to Get Dated Back.?On a beautiful Sunday afternoon last (aHf a young couple from an adjoining town came down to our village, stopped at one of th<* hoti-l*, sent out foraclerJy inan and were married The youno man paid tne fee took a marria^y certificate, and they left the hotel a happy couple. A few days since the young inan called npon the clergyman with his certifi cate. '? and wished to get it dated batk " " How far back do yon wish it dated?" inquired the Clergyman. " H hy, as near as wc can calculate, about a complt of months," replied the young mm. This the clergyman seemed to decline do ing, but the young man wished he would,'*as he bad rather give five dollars thaa not to have it dated back " The clergyman regretted the ne cessity of dating bock tbe certificate, and was very sorry he could not comply with his wishes: so tbe young uian left with his ?5 and marriage cartiticote, tbe latter being, i4 as near as they could calculate, about a conple of months too short."-? Ha ran a Journal. * L J~ In Portland, Me., there appears to be an orgauiaed band of successful bmylars. One of tbem robbed the bouse of Mr. Mem-el! A Foster, prlnt-r, of ?I30 In money. ' OFFICIAL. w Treasury Department, March 12, Notioe is hereliy given to holders of itock of the loans of the United Statea, this department will ( purchase the Mine until the 1st day of June next., uniesa the suin of $1,5 non shall l>e previously ob- 1 tainetl. ami will pay, in a^Jilion to tbe interest ac crued I'khti the date ol f heMsst Benu annual dividend of interest thereon, together wilb one day's addi tional interest for the money to reach the vernier, the following ratea of premium on said Blocks: For the stock of 13C, a premium of percent. For the atock of 1847 and 1843, a premium of 16 per cent.; and for the stock ol lavn, commonly called Texas Indemnity Stock, a premium of6 per cent. Certificates of atock transmitted to the depart ments, under this notice, inust lie assigned to the United States, by the party duly entitled to receive the proceeds. Payment for the stocks so assigned and transmit - i ted will l>e made try drafts on the Assistant Treas j nrersat Boston, New York, or Philadelphia, at the option of the parties entitled to receive the money, which Bhould lie expressed in the letters accompa nying tho certificates. HOWELL COBB, mar 13-dtlst June Secretary of the Treasury. FOE BENT AND SALE. I FOll RENT.?Two very desirable ROOMS, sit uated on Louisiana avenue, Iwtween 6th and 7th Also/For Rent?A two-story BRICK HOUSE, on D street. Rent $15a month. may 7-M 70R SALE, at a Imrgam, a new and desirable J Brick DWELLING HOUSE, together with a Lot adjoining it on the south, and richly set with shrubliery, fruit trees, vines, flowers, Ac., situated on the northeast corner of 4th stroet west and M st. north, and in a rapidly improving part of the city. The view is commanding, and has made the location very desirable. Price, $2.3"?i: one-third in cash, the Iwlance in two years with interest. Also for sale, a large and convenient Brick Dwell ing, No. 457, and situated on the west side of 10th street, between E and F streets north. Apply at No. 512(2d story)7th street. POLLARD WEBB, mav fi tf Real Estate Agent. 1/OR SALE?On accommodating terms.three new * and comfortable BRICK DW ELLINGS, Nos. 291,293, and 29a, situated on the west aide of New Jersey avenue, between F and G streets north. Price for each ShtfiO, and will be sold separately to different persons, oral I to one person, if wanted. Also. (v>r sale nt low prices, two comfortable FRAME DWELLINGS, Nos. 116and 118. situated on north side of East Capitol street, anil near the Capitol. Apply at No. 5f2(2d story ) 7th street. P POLLARD WEBB, ap 3? lm Real Estate A gent. _ DRUG STORE for SALE.?It IS an old and well established stand, doing an excellent busi ness. and is as eligibly located asanv in Washington. Address "Henry Otlio," over reai name, through the City Post Oflice. ap ifl-lni |7*OR SALE.?Two BRICK HOUSES, contain - I ing eight rooms each, situated oil C street, be tween 4k and 6th streets. Also, -three FRAME HOUSES and fine BUI I.DING LOTS, on accom dating terms. Apply to GEO. W. GARRETT, corner of 7th and C streets south. No. 5fi5. ap 22-1m 17WJR RENT.?That commodious and well fin ished HOUSE on the corner of Massachusetts avenue and 9th street, is now for rent at SteOa year, payable monthly. Apply, by letter or iu person, to WM. STICKNEV. _ (Intel) ap 15 170R SALE OR RENT.?TIIE DESIRABLE F RESIDENCE on the corner of F and 21st sts., together wrth the Grounds surrounding it. The House contains sixteen rooms, hss gas throughout, and furnace. The stable will be aold or rented with the house lfdesired. The lot the houae stands on is 5u by 136 feet, but the purchaser can have more and if desired. Also, for Sale?The LOT OF GROUND on the corner of F and 19th streets, and LOTS on UUh.neai F street. Apply to CHUBB BROTHERS. ap 8-tf A VALUALE F ARM FOR SALE-412*acres of good FARMING LAND, situated iu the County of Fauquier, Virginia, on the Alexandria and Orange Railroad, a few yards from Warrenton Junction; within nine miles by Railroad from the County Seat, and only two hours travel from the cities of Washington and Alexandria. The Farm is in a high state of cultivation, and is abundantly sup plied with water and timber, and has much excellent meadow land. Churches, Mills, and good neighbors wttlim a short distance. For further information apply to JAMES MORROW. Esq., on tbe place, nr to the subscriber at his Broker's Office, near "Si* W""'"kobI&t morrow. I/arm FOR SALE.?A FARM, containing 10?? acres, of land, more or less, situated immediate! y upon the Washington and Brook v iljo Turnpiksj*U?ut 1.' miles from Washington, together with stock, con sisting of ?> head of Hogs. Cows, fleifers. Horses. Wagon, Hay, Cajnage, Harness, Plows, Harrows, and Farming Utensils generally, the Crop in the ground. Straw, Hay. Ac. It is well watered, having a spring in every held. An unfniling stream of water run* through I lie premises. Tliore is n uocxl frump dwelling-house ami out houses necessary to farm ing purposes. There is also an Orchard on the place, aUiut one third of the land is in timber, oak, hickory, For further information inquire of BENJAMIN BOHIIER, corner ol Beall and Montgomery sts.; GEO. W. BOHRER, cor. of High and Gay streets, Georgetown, D. C.,or of Mr. HARP, on the prem ises. aP *-'? ICE j^.j. mioui.kton, lrEI,FAt KK_ Office and Depot?Southwest oorner of F and 12th Streets. Washington. ap 11-tf ICE! ICE!! ICE!!!?The undersigned respectful ly infirm his friends and the pulific generally, that he is now prepared to furnish families and others) through the season) with the best quality of ICb, delivered in any part of Washington and George- i town, and guarantees to give entire satisfaction. Orders to f?e left with Kimvkt i. A Laurencr, corner 14th atreet ami Pennsylvania avenue; Geo. F. Kimvki.l A Co., 14th street; J. B. Moore. Drug gist, Penna. avenue, between 19th and 2Mb streets: G forge Sietz. New York avenue, l?et ween loth and j llth streets; Rout. A. Payne, Druggist, corner I 4th and Mass. avenne; and with the aubscriber, N(K 3 Firat street, Georgetown, where Ice cau be had at all times. ,pii?,mr * ap7-tf T. N. KIDWELL. ICE?ICE?ICE.?For sale 2,5iw to 3,?no tons of PURE ICE at the Hockley Mill, near the Relay House, on the Washington Railroad. It can be sent in cars either to Baltimore or Washington. Apply to ROBT. C. WRIGHT, Patterson st. ap 23-2m Baltimore. N JEW GOODS JUST RECEIVED. The subscriber has just received the following fresh assortment of Goods: Layer Raisins, fresh Boft-shell Almonds, Nantx Curranta, Schiedam Schnapps in square auart flasks and atoneju*s; Brandies, Wines, and Liquors, of superior qualities, assorted flavorings ; Y east Pow ders; Sperm, Adamantine, and Tallow Candles; Brown Soaps, Maccaronis, Vermacelli, scented Soups ; Scotch, Macaboy, American Gentleman, French Rappee, and Mrs. Miller's Snuffs: Corn Starch, Olive Oil, Carroway Seed, Root (linger, English Mustard, American do.; Pepper Sauce, Spanish Segars, Tobacco, Scotch Ales,Brown Stout, Spices, Ac., wholesale and retail, cheap for cash, or approved city paper. JONAS P. LEVY, JS7 Pennsylvania avenue, opposite ap 00-tf National Hotel. tMSHING TACKLE!?FISHING TACKLE!! We would respectfully announce to our old cus tomers, and all others who induige iu the sport ol angling, tkat we have just received one of the finest an<l cheapest lots of FISHING TACKLE e\*er opened in the Washington market, consisting of R4)DS from 25 cents to *3-: R EELS from *\ 5>i to ?I2; PATENT HOOKS. LINES, ARTIFICIAL BATES, BATE BOXES, Ac., in endless variety. We invite the attention of those fond of looking at fine tackle, to give us a call. We would also remind the small dealers that we will sell them aa cheap as they can buy this side of New York. SIBLE\ A GUV No. 32w Pa.are., bet. loth and llth ats. may 13?ao3t < States) OMR-MADE CARRIAGES. We have oishand, of our own manufacture, a H hue assortment of all kinds of CARRI ? AGES of the very best, latest, and most approved styles, ami warrsnted in point of workinanshio and material, to be equal to any made in the city of Washington or any other city in the United States. We respectfully solicit a call from the citizens and strangers to examine our work ; aa we are determined to let none surpass us either in quality of work or in low prices. We also do every kind of REPAIRING in a work manlike mannor, and at reasonable ptioeu. Old Carriages taken in part payment for new and at a fair price. SI MON F LYN N A CO. may !2-6m P~~ APER-HANGINGS. WINDOW-SHADES, Ac. The sulmcriber would call tho attention of hia friends and the public to his Spring stock of PAPER H \NGINGS. inc'uding a good assortment ??f French GOLD PAPERS, BORDERS, STATUES, Ac.; also a handsome assortment or PICTURE CORD and TASSELS. WINDOW-SHADES of every description on hand or made to order. SHADE TRIMMINGS. BUFF HOLLAND, PAPER CURTAINS. Ac. COLORED ENGRAVINGS and LITHOGRAPHS put on oanvassand varnished iu a superior manner,I1 v'v0\i a nei?fcPrr Pu0? Oil paintings. JOHN MAR*III I r.K, No. 5U0 7th at., ao*t to Odd Fellowa' Hall, ap 39-3w* INOUIRE WITHIN FOR ANY THING YOU I W ant to Know, or 3.7** Facts for the People, may U FhRGlSOW^iM ith atreet. fMLLOTT BEAT.-FERGUSON'S EXTRA " Jl fine 3m Pen is the article. ^ ou have only to put Pen, Ink. and Paper on your deak, dictate, and all is U>0""" FERULES,M1U.UH.. AUCTION SALES. By HARN'ARD A BtTKRV; Georgetown. ADMINISTRATOR'S SALE IN GEORGE- | TOWN.?WAtiONS, CAR M. WAGON AND BLACK SMITH TOOI.S. I!FMOH'*, ANVILS, IRON AND I.I'M bkr.Ac. at Auction. ? till MONDAY AFTER NOON.ISth inst.. at 3 o'clock, we will sell at the \\ agon and Blacksmith Shops of Thomas Tucker, deceased. near the Bridge stieet Bridge, all the made-up and unfinished work. l<?ols, Ac., A c. Two new Market Wagons, I two horse do. Several unfinished Wagons Two new Buggies; twose<-ond baud Wagons Large lot ot rough and finished Spokes, Shafts, Hulls, Felloes. Ac. loir^e lot of Wagon makers' and Blacksmiths' Tools Bellows, Anvils, Vices, Ac., Ac. I^?t ot Varnishes, faints, Brushes, Cans I .arge lot of Bolts, Nuts, Iron and Steel, and Irons inade up for wagon bodies I .arte iot oi Old Iron, Steel, and Sonne* Large lot of pme, oak, hickory .and ash I.umber Stoves, Grindstones, Odds and Ends, Ac., Ac. Also, I Piano. Terms : 410 and under, cash ; over that amount a credit of90 days, for notes satisfactorily endorsed, and hearing interest. C. F. ENGLISH, Administrator. may 14 d BARN ARD A BUCKEY. Aucts. By JAMK8 C. McGUIRE. Auctioneer. VALUABLE IMPROVED AND (JMMHRO- I vkd Real Estate for Sale.?On WEDNES l)AY AFTERNOON. May 3Hh. 1857. we willoffer for sale, at public auction, at .*>)? o'clock, on the premises, part of Lot 18, all of 19, 2??, an^ 21, and part ot'l.ot 22,111 Square 447, in Washington city, com mencing for the front at a point 40 feet south of the intersection of O street north with 6th street west, and running in a southerly direction on the west line ofGth street 2h?) feet, and having a depth of 11G feet for all, except tho northern fi? feet, which has 80 feet depth. It will lie offered in lota o| 2<> feet front, with the privilege of any number of trout feet uot exceeding forty. Terms: 20 per cent, cash; the balance in annual pay meiits of per cent, secured by a deed ol trust on the premises, and lieariug interest from day of sale. After the above sale there will be offered the three 3-storv Brick Houses, having a front on the west side of 9th street west ofabout 50 feet from the point of its intersection with N street north, in Square 399, with depth of about 90 or 95 feet. The above houses are on a ground rent lease of 90 years, with privilege, of purchase at any time at 25 cents per square foot!

Terms: One-quarter, cash ; lialanee-in one, two. hikI three years. Deeds given and deeds of trust taken to secure deferred payments. Ail transfer* at the cost of the purchaser. may 14-d JAS.C. McGUIRE. Auctioneer. By K. S. WRIGHT: Georgetown. TRUHTKK'S SALE OF VALUABLEIM 1 proved Pkopkrtt.?On THURSDA S , the 21 nt instant, at 5 o'clock p. 111., will be hold at auction, on the premises, the following valuable Real Karate. 1st. The two-story Brick House and l.ot fronting on High street, and "ad joining on Uie north the Drue Store of Dr. Kidwell, lately occupied by J. Hicke. 2d. A Brick Hons** and I<ot'on Prospect street, immediately west of Dr. Kidwell's Store. Terms lilieraJ, and at sale. By order of the Trus tee. F. S. WRIGHT, may 13-3t" Auctioneer. By JAS. C. MoGUIRK. Auctioneer. VfKRY VAI.I ABLK REAL ESTATE AT THE CoBNER OF DELAWARE AVENCE AND NoRTII B street.?On THURSDAY AFTERNOON. May 21st, at 6 o'clock, on the premises, I shall sell part of Lot No. 5. in Square KVi, situated at the corner of Delaware avenue and north B street, within one square of the Capitol, and containing 13,i*t<> square feet. This is one of the in?nt desirable unimproved loca tions for kale in the city, and is very desirable as au investment, 111 view of the proposed Capitol Ex tension. Title indisputable. Terms: One-half cash : the residue in one, two, and three yoare, for satisfactorily secured notes, bearing interest, iuv 14-d JAS. C. McGUIRE. Auctioneer. PBy JAMES C. MctiUlRE. Auctioneer. EREMPTORY SALE OF VERY VALUA BLE Building Lot on I street, between 2uth and 21st streets wkst.?On THURSDAY AF TERNOON. May 2lst,atSo'clock. on the premises, I Khali sell all of Lot No. 3U and the eastern 23 feet of Lot No. 19, in Square No. nil, fronting together 58 feet on north I between 2nth nnd 21st streets west, and running back 149 feet 3 inches to a 2>> feet alley. These lots are situated in a fashionable and very desirable part of the city for a private residence, and the safe should command the attcution of persona desiring first-class building sites. Terms: One-third cash; the residue in six and twelve months, for satisfactorily secured notes, tear ing interest. may 14-d JAS. C. McQUIRE. Auet. Bj WALLA BARNARD. Auctioneers. 1/ALUABLE BUILDING LOTS ON THE ? Island at Auction.?tin Tl'KSI)A\ , the l^li instant, at 5 o'clock p. in.,on the premises, w e will sell the below-daacrilied Lots, viz : l ot No. lu, in square 5d7, fronting 45 feet *? inches on 3d street west, and running back to a side alley, with a depth of 92 leet. Lot No. II, in same square, on the corner of Third street west ano H street south, V< leet 10 inches l>y 7? feet. Lot No. 12, sam? square,51 feet on south II street, with a depth of79 feet 7 inches. Lot No. 13. same square,40 feet on saiue sheet, with a depth of 122 feet 4 inches. Tins Male otters a tine opportunity to secure valu able island property in an improving part o| the city. Terms: One-third, cash; the residue in equal payments at li and 12 months, liearing interest and secured satisfactorily. may 14-ts WALL A BARN A RI). Aucts. By JAS. C. McGl'IRK, Auctioneer. I FURNITURE AND HOUSEHOLD Effects of a Family declining Hoi'skkkepino,?On WEDNESDAY, May 10o'clock,I shall sell, at the corner of inih ami H streets, the Furuiluru and Effects of a gentleman declining housekeeping, viz: Suite of walnut broeatelle-covered Parlor Furniture Four brocatellc and lace parlor Curtains, Willi lix tnres complete Marble top Centre Tables, Fancy Chairs Walnut Etagure, olhce Table anu cover Mahogany hair spring Sofa and Chairs Marble top lieanfet, Looking Glasses Excellent Brussels, Three-ply, and Stair Carpets, Oilcloth ami Rugs ? Superior walnut ami mahogany carved Bedsteads, Ward roles, marble-top Dressiug Bureaus, Wash stands Exoellent curled-hair and husk mattresses Feather Beds, Bolsters and Pillows Blankets, Comforts, Sheets Cane-seat Chairs, l*ouuges, Toilot Sets Walnut Cottage Bedsteads, Bureau*, and Wash stands Iron Bedsteads ami Canopy. Cotnmodo Chamber Easy Chair, Fire Irons Towel Racks, Washstands, W indow Shades Extension Dining Table, Sofa. Rocker Silver-plated Castors. China, Glass, and Crockery Ware Sunerior Refrigerators, Cook ins Stove. Safe, Ac. 'I ogether with a general assortment of Household and Kitchen Effects. Terms: ?25 and under, cash; over that sum a credit of sixty and ninety days, for satisfactorily en dorsed notes, bearing interest. mav 15-d JAS. C. McGUIR E. Auctioneer. By JAS. C. McGUIRE. Auctioneer. C'lIANCERV SALE OF REAL ESTATE ON ' the Island.?By virtueof a decree of the Cir cuit Court of the District of Columbia for Washing ton county, made in the cause wherein John Van Ris wick is complainant, and Mary A. Ay ton, widow and administratrix,and Marv V. Ayton, Adeline C. Ay ton.and others heirs at law of Richard Ayton. de ceased, are defendants, the subscriber will sell, at public auction,on TUESDAS', the 2d day of June, 1357, Bt i> o'clock p. m.,on the premises, Lot No. 17, in I he sulsbvision of Square No. 435, fronting 24 feet on 8th struct west, between south Dand E streets, by 94 feet deep to an alley 10 feet 8 inches wide, with the improvements, which consist of a sinail one-story Frame Building. Terms: One-third, cash; the balance inC and 12 months, for notes bearing iHterest from day of sale, with security to lie approved by the trustee. Upon the full payment of the purchase money and interest the Trustee will convey the property to the purchaser in fee. If tho terms of sale are not complied with in five days after the aale, the property will lie resold upon one week's notica, at toe risk and expense of the purchaser. All oonveyancing at the expense of the purchaser. CIlAS. S. WALLACE. Trustee. may 7 J. C. McGUIRE. Auct. By A. GREEN. Auctioneer. SALE OF VALUABLE LOTS UNDER DE CREE.?By authority of decrees of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia, pronounced in a cause wherein Thomas Sewell and others are com plainants, and the administrators, widow,and hoirs of John Brereton are defendants, lieing No. 1,152 in equity, the subscrilier, as trustee, will expose to sale,at auction, to the highest bidder.on WEDNES DAV, the 27th day of May instant, between the hours of four and hve o'clock in the afternoon, 011 the premises, the following very valuable Lots, namely : I<ots Nog. 4,6, and 11, in Squaro No. 218, in the city of Washington. Terms: One-fourth of the purchase money in cash; and the residue at six, twelve, and eighteen months, for which the purchaser's Itonds, with sure ty, bearing interest from the day of sale, will bo re quired, and a lien retained on the lots sold. If the terms are uot oomplied with within five days from the day of sale, the property will be resold, on seven days' notiee, at the risk and cost of the de faulting purchaser. Deeds at the purchaser's cost. W. REDIN, Trustee, may S-3taw&ds A. GREEN. Auctioneer. fcZlLVER MEDAL PREMIUM l-Fromlkt Me tropolitan Mechantes^ Institute. For ICE CUEAM, WATER ICES, and CAKES. C. C. AT5?S, No. 107 Bridge street, between Con . cress and High streets, Georgetown, begs lears^aj to luformthecitixeiisof Georgetown and vicinity Vy that he is ready to furnish any order that it would T ph ase the public to give him, and assures them that it would bp completely satisfactory. Prices? Ice Cream $2 per galios, plain or in moulds. Will havs sJwsy? on hand ICR CREAM. CAKES, and WATER ICES, for thOM that fcvor me wttfrft T ~ ^ tfJB-Im1 Dentistry, &c. DR. VII.I.AR1), DENTIST, LATE OF CHI CAGO, would rHrcMlMlli inlorrttthertf izt-ns of llie District nntl vicinity. tliat in< located himself in W ashingtoii, lie is L * now predated Ui perlor m all operations in Ins profes sion. in the most uproved style. uihce. No. '&n, Peun. avenue, adjoining oautier *. jnii I v ; - - ' i_ E I.M PROVED SETS OF TF.F.TII. f|MI l)H. LOOM IS, the inventor and patentee of "/?.?amis' mif rul Plate trtth." haviug^?jpc^ successfully uiiio.luced Ins imptot enient inj varion* cities, tins now permanently eg tab lished himself in W athington. Tins improvement lor rv*ts of'Teeth consist? chief I* in making n net of hut one piece of material, and tliat inJestructible mineral. No melsl is used in their constmclion, and t!?*-> arc therefore free from galvanic action and metalio taste. There arc t?> joints to l?ecome tilled with m<?o.lure or particles ol f???d, hence they arand rlmm. They are lighter, stronger, less clumsy. far more durable, and natural in their appearance. I will give ? reward of One Thousand Dollars tonay one who will produce a similar work of art to equal mine in purity. beauty. durability, artistic excellence or any other requisite quality. All work responsiNyr warm n tod. 276 Penna. avenue, between 11th and 12th streets. a# 13-ly OK. C. 8. GOODMAN, surgeos dentist,*t*\ MaNTTFACTCRER OF A RTIFIC1A !. TKKTIt.?. His complete arrangements enabling Inm to) present the following reasonable prices: Entire Upper Sett Teeth, on Gold ?.|)ito5i Do do do on Silver l2toirt One or more, on Gold 2 to 5 Do on Stiver 1 to 3 Filling, Extracting, Removing Tarter; also, Re pairing at the same reasonable rates. All operations executed in such a manner as to rive every satisfac tion. Otiice corner 8th street and avenue. ap 3 I\ENTISTR Y. 19 dr. STEPHEN BAII.V, OFFICE No. 198 P*NN*YLVA?UA AVENUE, tktet doors from Mf4 Street. Dr. BAILVIhws leave to inform the public that he can t>e seen at all hours,at his office, located asaliove. lie f'eeis assured that an experienceof fifteen tears' practice, with the large numlterof patieuts.and great variety ol difficult cases that he ban treated success fully, will euable him to surmount any difficulty, scientific or otherwise, relating to the Teeth. His own experience confirming I he opinion of many men eminent in the prrlessiou, and especially Dis. flams and J. and E. Parmly, lias led him, long since, todis card ail mercurial preparations for filling Teeth,also all Enamels. Gutta Perclia, I ndia Rubber, ami Ce ments for the construction ol Continuous Gum Teeth,and llwtt Poroelian. mounted on Gold Plate, is the Anly reliable substance that can t?e worn in the mouth, as was most coneltisi velv shown by the last American Dental Convention. Although fie flatters himself from his long resi dence and practice in Washington, he is favorably known to his nnmerous friends and patrons, he bets leave to refer them to the following TESTIMONIALS: From the late Rector of the Church of Epiphany M this citv. Dr. Stephen Bailt: DearSir? I desire to ex press iny esteem lor you personally, and iny confidence in you as a superior dentist. The operations executed for me have |>een highly satisfactory. I hope that you may receive the patronage from my frieuns and the public that your skill so well deserves. Yours very truly. Washington, Aug. 2TS 1*56. J. W. FRENCH. From one of the oldest firms in Baltimore. Messrs. Hoggs, Cot man A Co. Having employed Dr.Stephen liailv,Surgeon Den tist, of Washington city, to execute for me an im portant and difficult piece of work, which he did to my entire satisfaction, and in view of the fact that one of the most distinguished members of the Dental College of Baltimore, failed, after repeated trials, to perforin the same work satisfactorily, it gives me great pleasure to express my entire confidence and liisrh estimation of his professional skill. Baltimore, Jan. 12,1?57. HARMANN BOGGS. Extract from a note received from the late Hon. John M. Clayton. II. S. Sex atk, Aug. 19,1856. The teeth von madefor me work admirably ; noth ing couid be better. Very gratefully, JOHN M. CLAYTON. To those that seek relief from the maladies of the teeth. 1 can cheerfully recommend Dr. S. Baily as a superior Dentist; he made a set of poroelian teeth for one of my (amilv.and plugged several teeth lor myself, and the work has all stood well for more than ten years. ROBERT T. NIXON. of the Ya. Conf. of the M. E. Church South. April 19,1K58. We. the uiHtersiKned, having had occasion to avail ourselves of the professional skill of Dr. S. Daily, Surgeon Dentist of this city, or having Iwen cogniz ant of his operations on our families or friends, take pieasnre in expressing our admiration of Ins artistic skill, as well as of the uniformly sat I start ory maimer in which he performs the mo?t delicate and difficult operations hi Dental Surserv.aisf we respectfully re 0 'lnmeiid In111 to the confidence and pationage of the public, of wliiofi we consider inm eiiimentlt worthy. t'liovtA* lj. \V a i.tkk, Architect I . S. Capitol. 'iiomas Mii.Lkk.M. D.,oI W ashington, D. C. B. S. Hohrkk, M. I), of Georgetown, D. C. N.S. Liscolk, M. I)., of Washington, |>. C, Jos. II. Bkai>i.KV,of Washington, D. t!. Gkokok Wai.tos, Ex-Governor of Florida. Wai.tkk Lkhox. Ex-Mavorof W ashington. Hfsrt liALnwi*, I". S. Patent Othce, O.C. Wiuiit, Principal Ritteuhouse Academy. fel> 20 tf r|^0 ALL THAT VAU E THEIR SIGHT. JOHN TOBIAS, practical |?. m s-. wisltes to call the attention of all th?I sutfer with defective sight, oaused by age, sick ness, and i>articnlarly from rtasses injudiciously se lected, to fiis superior SPECT ACLESand ?j LASS ES carefully ground f>> himself to a true spherical accuracy, and brilliant transparency, snitod precise ly and lietiehciaily to the wearer, acconlmg to the concavity or convexity of the eye. Very numerous are the ill edects caused to the precious organ of sight from the commencement of usiug glasses in not being preeiselv suited, bv tfie use of an optuttit t,r; and the practice o| many \ears enables him to measure the focal disease of I he eyes, anil such glasses that are afisolutely required will !>e furnish ed with precision and satisfaction. JOHN TOBIAS acknowledges the very !il?eral encouragement already obtained, and further solicits the patrouage of those who have not yet availed themselves of his aid. Persons that cannot conveniently call, by sending the glasses in use, and state how many inches they can read this print with their spectacles, can be sup pliod with such as will improve their sight. Innumerable testimonials to be seen ; and referen ces given to many who have derived the greatest ease and comfort from his glasses. Circulars to be had gratis, at his office. No. 512 Seventh street, three doors from Otld Fellows' Hall, upstairs. ? , Norfolk, September 7.18S1. Sir: The Spectacles you made for me suit very well, and seem to have improved my sisht more than any otner I 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 hi in as a skilful optician. HENRY A. WISE. Having heen indticed by a friend to visit the estab lishment of Mr. Tobias for the purpose of trying Ins glasses, 1 was furnished by him with a pair slightly colored blue, which have alforded ine more relief and gratification than any I have ever tried. My sight, originally very good, was injured by writ ing and reading at msnt. frequently to a very late hour; but with tne aid of these glasses I can study almost as late as ever, ami that too without the pain I have previously suilered. JOHN WILSON, Late Commissioner Gen'l Land Office. Dec. 11, 1855. I have used Mr. Tobias's Spectacles for three or four months, and take great pleasure in saying that I am much pleased with them. I have Iteen much benefited by them. GEO. P. SCARBl'RGH. May 5th, ISoti. 1 was recommended to Mr. John Tobias as a skil ful optician; and as I have eves of remarkable pecu liarity, I was gratified to hud that Mr. Tobias seem ed to comprehend t hem by inspection and some slight measurement, and he has made me a pair of Specta cles that suits me admirably. A. P. BUTLER. July II, 18S6. WlLMlJWTON, N. C., Jan. 17,1R54. Mr. J. Tobias. Dear Sir: I am happy to say that the Spectacles which I olitained from you last week 'are entirely satisfactory. From an inequality in the visual range of my eyes, I have heretofore found great difficulty in setting glasses of the proper focal distance. It alfords me pleasure to state that, by the aid of your optometer, this difficulty has l?een happi Iv obviated, sci that the glasses you furnished me are decidedly the best adapted to my eyes of any 1 have ever yet used. Very respectfully, yours, R. H. DRANE. Rector of St. James's Parish. Department of Interior, May 8,1M5. From natural delects and the unequal ran*? of my eyes, I have been compelled to use glasses for seve ral years. I have tried different opticians without obtaining glasses perfectly fitted to my eyes. Four months since Mr. Tobias made two pairs especially forme, which I have found to serve me perfectly. By the use of his optometer he is enaldeti to adapt glasses most minutely to the eye. I most choerfully recommend Mr. Tobias to all having oocasion to tis? glasses, and bear my testimony as to his skill as an optician. HENRY E. BALD WIN. Ass't Sec'y to sign Laud W ar rants. . P. S. OPERA GLAslH^of g^t variety./TEL ESCOPES and MICROSCOPES. WATCH MA KER GLASSES, and many other articles m this line at very low prioes constantly on hand. jyl8?It - ned CLOCKS! CLOCKS!! CLOCKS!!?Jast op? this day, a gnat many new styles ofp CLOCKS. Good Timepieocs, warrantod, as| IO*l"?CUjCK MATERIAl.!?.?och Oil,.IB gSlSbX&*"? II rTTbINSON'S dm, THE WEEKLY STAR. This aaocilent Family and N?*rt Jo?*i-ooti taimug a greater varirtj ol lulerasUnc reading than can be found in u; other?is puUi*faed on baUirtiay Mom rut. - . mw. __ Suifleoopy, Hrunnn .11 . TO CLCM. . _ Fivenopfr? 5 ?W ?en Copies . ? ?? , Twentr copies 15 IW ILrCitl, tlTitUH.1 I* ADTiMCt. B? subscribing in cJnU raised among aeighl-?rs without the intervention of a mail agent. m w_ill t?e pereeived, twenty Mr oetit. of the Wxxst T fTsa *'ii ?.fave*': It mvariaMy contains the ** WmIi tngton Nf*?" that has made the Daily Sta? aircii late ?<> generally throughout the coentry. fC7~ Single <vpie? us wnnperi> can he fmeetvd at the connter. immediate!) alter the mueof the Paper. Price?Phiks Crkt*. Post* a*tms ?h? act aa agents will be allnwed a ol twenty percent. Pianos, Ac. W' 0. M KTZKROTT HAS JI ST K ECEl V I'D . anewsuppyol Bftouii * u--m' d~i M'.W SCAM. PI A.N OS. which \,nvr rSfSSSMEt (i ceived I he hist premium (t.ohl Mtslal) ?tt inai:) Fair* over the l?e?t nnkm in New \oik. Boston, Philadelphia.and Baltimore. Then name has Iteen established lor many years m ever) ton n m this country an t lie twst I'laiio n?ni u ftnturers. Call ami see litem at the Music Depot, corner ol tlthand Penn. avenue, where thai will t?? sold at the most reasonable tenns. ap V |)lANO FORTE INSTR UCTION. Mr. W. H. I'AI.MKK continues loaJdww mem ' r* to hi a classes. Appl) to Mr. PA I. g~T~' ? ^ i MER, at hia K>?mo? over Farnhsm'sM J V?/ Bookstore, Tuesday, Wodnesda), Fri-? ? ? ? " day. and Saturday, between 2andC p. m. Terms ft.S per nuarter. tf Vr OC A I. Ml SIC.-.vTrs. FHANKI.7.V Teacher ol Music. Iaviiic vacant hours l??r a few more Scholars, requests those Indies wno are desirous ol being perfected iu Ballad Singing, or t ?pera M usic. to favor her with an earl) application. 'I eriua mad* known at her remdenoe. K street. Iietween nth and Inth, and at the Mu?ic Stores of Mr. Davis, and Metxerott. ap6-3ni H>LD MF.DAL PREMIUM _ PIANO FORTES. WILLIAM KNABE, (Senior partner in the lata firm of Knabk, Gakhlk A Co., Continue* the manufacture and sale of grand and square PI ANO FORTES, underthe name of William Kim lie & Co., at the old stand. Nos. |, 3, 5 and 7 North Eutaa- street op HI II ? posite the Eutaw llouae. Waltimore. They have also just opened a new Salea Room at No 2(17 Baltimore atreet, between Charles and Lieht streets, on the premises partly occupied by Mr. Henry McCaffery as a music store, where tlityr will keop constantly on hand a large assortment of plain and hiehl) -bnished graud and square Piano Fortes - alao, Melodeons. from the beat makers, from 4 to s octave, some with doubl* key-hnarda, doable reeds, and stops to suit small churches. B??tng extensively engaged lathe manufacture of Pianoa, we wnl aeli wholesale and retail, on the most liberal frins. Our Pianoa were awarded the highetf premium (gold medal/at the Fairs oi the Mar>iand Institute two successive years?^October, 13S6, and 1R.S6?m op position to fourteen and eighteen pianos from some 01 the best makers from New York, Boston and Bal timore. We were alsoawarded the first premium at the Industrial Exhibition held hi Richmond, Vir ginia, and lRV). They luive alao l?een awarded tho huhest premium (silver medal) at the Metro politan Mechanics' Fair for 1HV7. In addition to this we are in possession of testimo nials from the most distinguished professors and amateurs in the oounlry, which can tie seen at our ware room*, speaking for themselves and others of the high appreciatiou in which our instruments are everv where held. All instruments are guaranteed for fire years, aid a privilege of exclmnge is granted within the first six months from the day of sale if the instruments do not give entire *atis!action. Wholesale dmlers wili find tt to their advantage to pive us a call l>el<?re purchasing. Pianos exchanged, hired, and tuned. mar lft-1 v WM. KN'ARK 4 CO. f|M NINii AND REGULATING OF PIANO 1 FORTES. VICTOR BECKLR returns his thanks for the IiIhthI patronage Uatowed on him, ^^og^ leave to inform the musical omnniu K w rt* nitj of this city tliat he is aiwa)s ree<l? to* I ? ? I ' attervl, at the short cat notioe.toall orders left for kim at John F. Ellis's Piano Store. Pennsylvania av eiflic. tietween 9th and l?th streets. \\ asfnngton. Wolfe's celebrated method, by which herur.ea, is acknowledged theliest in Kurope,combining extrem?? correct nans with durability; many of the nest per formers of this city have testified to its excellence, and one trial has always been fouud sulfccieul to *s talrfish it. may 9-eolm* C^IIEAP SECOND-HAND PIANOS.-Wa hern J in store six PIANOS, some of w hich. have l>een used ou'y a few months by meiu-l liers of Congress* families, and are now for' sale very low, lieing great tannm*: 2 Pianos, very pretty cases, at ft 130 each 1 do oomuton. at each 2 do beautiful rosewood cases, scarcely soiled by the few months use they received, at 9210 each 2 do at ft 175 each. These Pianos are really great lArgatns.and all per sons in quest of a reliable Piano and a great bargain should call and see them. Also, always on hand, the largest, most comp'cte. and reliable ?t*>ck of NEW PIANOS of any estab lishment in this city. Also an kinds of MUSIC and MUSICAL IN 8TKI MENTS. JOHN F. ELLIS, ap 3 3nc I*a. av.. bet. f?th and Imti sta. \f ANTELS. i'l NEW AX U B KAVTIFVI. STYLF, manufactured from Slate Stone, by the West Ca?.tle ton *lat?* Company, Vt. These .\fautels are enamel - ed in imitat??ni of the richest and most expensive EGVPTIAN. LISBON, VKRI) ANTlllUE, PORPIIEKV. P\ REN EES, KKiM''ATLLI.aI AfiATE, SPANISH UALWAV, aint other rare and de&intble M ARBI.F.S. The iimtations are ?o peifiect tliat tliey chailen^e the closet! scrutiny. They are so highly r>oli*hed that the> retain their beauty much longer than marl.le; are not uouied t.? smoke, coat cas. or acids, and rum l>e sold iiiueli cheaper t han any others iii market. Price ran* in* from ftl^> jviv. Arclolects,liuilders, Mid others are invited focal and examine ^ampins at No. SI2 Seventh street, 3 doors lielow Odd Fellows* Hall, up stairs. _eept 12?Iv T. M. HANSON. Agent. J_?_ tins constant!) on liaud. runeraisat tended to. and interments procured in the diderent Cemeteries. Furniture of every de scription inade to order. Old Furniture Kepaire.t and Varnished. Ware Rooms ISJ Penn.avenue, lf> tween 17th and 18th streets. mar J3-4m C'HINA, GLASS AND Ql EF.NSWAKE. ' r. ii.miller.son it co^ Importers direct from Liverp<s>l to Alestan ilria, t>eg leavetocnil the attention of dealers., hotel-keepers, and others of Washington and tieorgetown, to their stocks of 0041019. which.for extent and variety . will oompare favorably with an> establishment in the Eastern cities. The connexion of their senior partner with ths manufacturers of Kurope ami the I mted Stales lor upwards of thirty years, has given him advantages in the purchase of ?oods equal, if not superior, to any house in the trade. An inspect ion of goods and prices will satisfy all parties that purchases can be made of thetn upon the most favorable terms. French China Dinner Sets, gilt and deoorated French China Dinner Sets, gold t<andsnd plain whit# French China Vases, Pitchers, Toilet Sets. 4cc. French China Tea Sets, Cups and Saucers,and other articles of Teawaro Ami Dinner Ware, separate fVom sets India China Di'iner Sets, and separate articles always on hand White tiramie Ware in every variety, in a^ts, and separate from sots, as may l>e desired Bine Punted or Liverpool Ware, the same Common Edged, White and Rock.nghani Ware, in lull 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 wise. Experienced packers employed. Goods put up by us can be transported by any mode without breakage. Fare bjr the steamboats from Washington to Alex andria. almost hourly, 12S cents eacn way. A quar ter of a dollar tnus spent ma) save many dollars deo 1 OSF.PH GAWLER,CABINET MAKKR AND UmikHtakkb.? Ready made Col ,?j A CO., $ ?vorab<v jyOTICK.-C. R. L. CROWN k_ CO. are % oeiving daily some of the finest FURNI TURE ever oflered in this market, whtcfi we invite the attention of thoxe in want, as we assure t hem they can save at least 10 per cent. Namely? Handsome carved marble top Bureaus and Rosewood and watnut Tete-a-Tetes, Sofas Wardrobes, Chairsof all kinds. Cherry and poplar Tables. Mattreses. nair, oorn-top.and hnsk: Comforts. Blankets, Bedsteads, high and low-post. Rocking Chairs, cane and wood-seats. Cushions for Chairs. Settees, Clocks of all kinds. Extension Tables. Sideboards, What-not. Glasses of all kinds, some extra fine Carpets. Cottage Sets. Rurs. Waiters. Glass Ware, Crockery Ware of all kinds. Feather and Fancy Goods of all kinds. And other Goods too numerous to mention fo which we invite the attention of housekeepers and others, as we are determined to sell for cash or to punctual customers. _ . __ C. R. L. CROW \ A CO.. . oor. of ?*h street and Penn. ave. P. We shall still oontinueour regular sales nn Tnesday, Thursday, and Sefurdar.botli morning and evening, in front of our store. Consignments soh eited, and in all cases advances madesHten ap 25-tf (Intel) Auctioneers. a PAR D.? l?ailies' Crape or Menne Shawls A BLK\CHKDor DYED ANY COLOR. Also, nil kinds of Dress Goods, Neapolitan or Straw Bon nets DYED DRAB. Gentlemen's Clothing KL DYED or CLEANSED at the shortest notice. The subscriber, thankful for past favors, assurea all who patronise him that no expense shall be spared to please them. 249south sideof Penftsylvamaavenue.lietwean 12tn atxl 13th st reets, opposite Gautier's Confeci loner*. apan-'.m" L. J. DENHAM. 1^1 TOILET SETS on lia^l, which I wishVaart to close out. and will sell at cost. Also.J*5^/ GOB LETS and other G LASS WARE, thatm.9 must be sold preparatory to a change in my business. All that want to buy eheap, t lea we can at No. 96, between 9th and luth streets, Penn. avenue. n? JOHN McDKVITT DU PO N T'S G UN If) W DE R. I am all time* supplied witkall the various kim'a of DU PONTS GUNPOWDER.and to suppiy the same in any quantity to parties wanting* ? u,e ,uo" si N.J. A?en. to, the Jf may 12-tf (Intel.A State# LJ?wn^^JKC. *hirW jf Gestlemes's Dress I plet e. at