Newspaper of Evening Star, May 18, 1857, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated May 18, 1857 Page 1
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VOL. IX. WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, MAY 18, 1857. NO. 1,351. TBE EVENING STAR n mLISHU) EVERY AFTERNOON, (BXCtPT SUIfDAT.) AT THE STAR B1TILD1NGS, nf are***, and 11 fA strut, Br W. D. WALLACH, and it served to subscribers by camera at SIX AND A QUARTER CENTS, payable weekly to the Acenta; papers served in packages at S7>? oenta per month. To mail subscribers the subeenption prioe is THREE DOLLARS AND FIFTY CENTS a year is TWO DOLLARS for six months,and ONE DOLLAR for three months;for :ms than three months at the rate of L2K oenta a week. (ET SINGLE COPIES ONE CENT. THE MAID OF RUCK CREEK; ?r' ?nd Rndolphos. ? uP?n the banks of beautiful \ ,,'Ter beams of Luna, which " j down though the branches of the trees, revealed a scene of transcendental beauty. |H>n au ancient stuuip, which had braved the ? 'uipest-* of an hundred winter?, sitting in an at titude of graceful repose, was an angelliferoas Hidden just bloomed out into sunny womanhood. ,?he waj radiantly and peerlessly beautiful? Webster hides hi* inglorious head in the dust in the rain attempt tofurnish words descriptive of her loveliness. Graceful as a duck, wild as a hawk, pensive as a setting hen, with her rich curls of tow-?olor??d gold streaming over her shoulders to the ground. like some bright swamn angel she sat, while the moonbeam* rested likoa halo upon her elegant head. Sor row, and the inullen stalks which grew up around her, cast deep shadows over her unrival ed countenance, and the night-wind, as It kifw- ! ?d her magnificent cheek, bore to her delighted ?olfactories the fragrant breath of elder blows, ller knitting work lay idle in her lap. Her eyes, which shamed the lightening bug?, were bedoozled with diamond tears She whs listen ing with an air of sorrowful distraction to the i>a.-?M >nate pleadings of a noble vouth who knelt af her feet Never moonlight fell on a more glorious intcllectible countenance than that upturned to the maiden's enamored gaze. Never yielded mother earth to finer form than that which pressed the dandelion back at Sera phina s feet. His features were such as Nebu chadnezzar or Appollo might have envied. His dark piercing eyes were like the waters of his tiwii Ruck Creek for depth and clearness. and were brilliant mirror* in which the truth and voracity of his god-like soul were reflected, t rum his brow of vast and ponderous propor tions. the sympathizing breeze swept back long, hyacinthine locks, whose hue in the ..hade was ! a deep raven blackness, but when the light fell upon it, it re.-embled a inuddv pool when the sunbeams strike it aslant. His hands were cla?ped in an attitude of despair. He spoke, and his tones were deep and mournful, as the chant at the funeral of a martyred bull-frog at Kock <'reek dam. ?? 0. fairy queen of Heaven! Pure dove of the moonshiny ,-ky ! Translucent light of my benighted eyes' Cherished and beloved by my heart's core ! How canst thou doubt my love ? Dost thou doubt that tho cab bage loves the genial rain ? Dost thou doubt that the chicken loves the dough-fish ? Then doubt my love for thee. Ah! luve is but a fee ble word to express the passion* that consumes ! my vitals. Be mine adorabio ? one. else I die.' " " Kudolphus." she murmured, ?? it cannot be The mandate of my vengeful father, and the decree of fate must be obeyed." And her voice was melodious as the tinkle of fractured cow bells far away down the Little Falls road, and low and sad as the lut moan of a dvin<* polywog. " Talk not of obedience, thou beautiful and cruel one, he yelled in a voice of speechless ag <qv. " O. canat thou sit in thy cold majesty, like a frozen sausage, and see my aching heart * going to *iua->h before thine eyes for a mistaken j .?ense of duty " " See. said he. as his voice died away to a sad wail, like the howl of a broken-backed mastiff, and he dashed from the inullen leaves neir him a drop of pearly dew. '? See ! Night h?*r-?elf weep- with me. and mourns thecrueltv !'' The maiden wa.? appalled at the sight of" his anguish The crimson tide which dyed her ? heek like a red holly-hock, cut stick and left it whiter than a cotton pillow-case. She arose from her seat, dazzling in her resplendent beau ty as a bright tin milk-pan when the midday beams of the glorious sun are poured full upon it. and captivating in her shadowy grace a vel- i low lily, floating ujv>n the limpid waters of a I dry goose-pond, she spoke, and the stars of, night stood still, the wind cea-?ed to moan among the leaves. and the frogs were silent to listen. | " Rudolphus, beloved of my *>ul," she said in a voice sweeter than the syrup of New Orloans. thou knowest that I love thee. My heart clings to thee as the bean to the pole. Mine ear knows no music save thy voice, and mv lips no victuals but thy kisses. Without thee I famish; ; I die But the picket fence of duty surrounds me It is stuck full of cruel spikes, and I can- j not surmount it. A last embrace, my heavenly j one, and we part forever." Bid me not depart, he roared, as he clasp ed her to his breast. '* I will never leave thee | Forty-leven savage locomotives have not power i to tear ua from each other's anus I tell the*-, mine angel love, the thought of leaving thee rends my soul?it maddens me. it makes me rip und rave like a frenzied Shanghai?it makes me bellow like a distracted bed bug?11 males vie feet hud. In my desperation I would tear up creation bv the r??ts ' I would flog the earth quake ' 1 would eat red-hot pokers ! I would dank up the ocean, and then cast myself into the black and surging billows which roll at mv feet3 Seraphina burst into a flood of tears. Their ex'.'oaaive emotion overcome thcui. and they both swooned away. ? ?????? Again it was evening upon Rock Creek? again | the cold moon looked down upon a scene of ex- i crueiating w.?e. In a dark, dismal, damp, i gloomy, ghostly castle, built of the unhewed inouareh- of the forest, upon a pile of hay lay 1 the angelic Seraphina, the victim of a father's tyranny. Her linsey woolsey robe* were torn and dis arranged, her lovely face soiled smutty, her sil very curls disheveled, her cornban eves as red a r-ran berries, and swelled with weeping; but , f ? all this she looked more beautiful than ever. Br faer side stood a flagon of acidulated but termilk. and a platter of flapjack*. No, no," ?h? faintly muttered, pushing the food away, let them not seek to proloug my misery by offering me tempting viands. I will never eat more. Never." Ju?t then a low doleful sound was borne to her ear She "tarted "Was it thou. Rudol phu- '' she cried. 4- Ah no. I will not flatter invself with vain hopes. 'Twas but the calf beating to its mother." And she sauk down exhausted u|.on the straw again, tocourt death. Again w? the sound repeated. She sprang to her feet, and peeped out through a chink in the l<jgs. It was indeed her lover?looking up with wistful eyes to her dungeon window, while manly tears streaked it down his cheeks. 44 0, save me Rudolphus,' she screeched. I would stna^h down those massive pine doors. he answered. " with one blow of my j stalwart fist, and snatch thee from the cruel < captors, but I am afraid thy father's darned rvxen will hook me." And he sank upon the ground in the impotence of his rage and despair, and biding his face in the burdock leaves he howled aloud. " Weep not, mv Rudolphus,'' said she, " I will eoiue to thee ' So saying, the heroic girl descended to the stable, and while the gnats and uio?quitoes thundered about her fair head, ?*ariug up with her tiny hands an oaken plank from the floor, she soon emerged in the cow yard In an instant the lovers were clasped in each other s arin< The donkey of Rudolphus stood n?*ar. and folding his lovely burden to his breast, the y<>uth sprang into the saddle, and murmur ing in her car sweet tales of love in a foreign ( uae. they galloped away like a streak of greesed lightning The Kvn'! ? r. hotel at Old Point opens on the 1st of June aezt. * I. J" ri?? surveying arliooner Cor win has ar r. ved at New ^ ork from Key Went. Kla. ILT A round-bonne containing two thousand ? o d, of w?od a? the Ruck Island railroad depot. ? -oria, Illinois, was tnriied on the ?th last. ??wa ?rf SandSsfleld. 1:?.uuj {winds J?ai<:h. at ten cent# a pound, has amounted to the ir* >d?ouie sum of fIS.UM The ?iuf?r Is mostly run into mould* and sold in rake* the l-vrwest po tioa n? New York, and a small amount in Boston Oa? .Mintvif the high price of sugar generally more than usual has been reserved for home eon ?au.puou. CHARLES DICKENS. There was nursed amid the fire and smoke of the French Revolution, and kindled by Car lyle, a mighty revolution in literature. A cu rioua ^ and startling wail of ''work! work! work !' was wafted into London drawing rooms and boudoirs, and a nobler singer than Hood had divinely sung " A man's a man for a' that." Many a fervid prayer had followed the unfortunate to the ''Bridge of Sighs,'' and down the dark and rushing stream. The bright dawn of a new era was visible amid the dull clouds of the literary heavens. A small but illustrious band of writers had begun to battle nobly in the cause of humanity. At this period a young man was working away on the columns of a London dailv print. The engraving of a young artist were be'ginning to attract theXondon gaze. and the reporter Mr. Charles Dickens?was waited upon and re quested to furnish "something monthly," a sketch of some kind, to illustrate the engrav ings of the artist. The friends of Mr. Dick ens?ho had advising friends?urged him not to accent the proposition if he wished to come to anything; but he was self-willed, and the first of the "Pickwick Papers" appeared over the modest signature of ? Bo*." Pretty soon the engravings became mere subsidiaries to the sketches and "Boz" became the topic of the metropolis. From this time the career of Dick ens was upward and onward His literary ef forts have been numerous, and his lal>or? un ceasing. At the present day he is the ni&t universally read and admired of living authors. His fame is world-wide and will endure. There arc some person* (we pity them) who are blind to the wonderful skill and beauty of Dickens writings They call him snobbish and p.itronizing?a god, seated high above common mortals, and parcelling out lessons of life?a scoffer at religion?a dangerous foe to morality. Dickens has found pale faces, and lacerated backs, and thin lips in boarding schools?and a sleek Chadband. and a monstrous "Circumlo cution Office. He has detected men and women in gin ?h*?ps and loathsome alleys, and has heard the beating of truer hearts under rags than un der silks and satins. With marvellous acute new he has torn away the masks of society, and revealed its hidden inconsistencies and iniqui ties. And all the do-the-boys have trembled, and Barnacles grown pale. And shall any one bay that ho has ever de serted a high standard of right! We all know a Chad band and a Micawber. and may have a kimlred spirit to the Child-Wife lingering in memory. Although his characters may be a little exaggerated and distorted, they are always recognizable. But it is the blessed spirit of humanity, run ning like a golden thread through all his wri tings. which has andoared "Boz" to so many thousand hearts Long life to him?may his hand be long in losing its cunning. Grades ix the Seventh Ward.?The follow ing communication of Mr. Coyle to the Mayor, will be of interest to a large number of our read ers : Citt of Washington. Feb. 03. 1937. t*ir: I have hud the honor to receive from you during the past week two communications, the one enclosing a resolution of the Board of Com mon Council concerning the grades of Sixth and Seventh street* west, from Maryland avenue tothe river, and the other calling mv attention to a reso lution adopted some time in September last. re questing me to communicate to the Corporation my proposed grades for the whole of the Seventh \\ ard and informing me that some Important im provements were delayed for want of those pro posed grades. To remedy, as far as I can. any inconvenience that may be existing, I submit to vou herewith two sheets, which are my rough' originals of 1 studies of grades for that part of the Seventh l Ward which is west of Four-and-a-half street. I j would gladly have made copies of them but that every day is filled up with other duties. 1 must, therefore, request you to have them copied and returned to me. This explanation will make ! them intelligible: The minute figures along the - middle of the streets show the level above tide of the actual surface of the ground ; the red figures at the corners show the old (King's) proposed grade height; the blue figures at the corners show | the grade height as proposed by me; and where ? there are only red figures at the comers 1 propose ; that King's grade remain unchanged. These ' sheets will give all the information now in my ! power to give concerning the Seventh Ward I grades. 1 have not vet studied to any complete result the portion of the Ward between t our- j and-a-half street and James' Creek. Several of the streets embraced in these sheets have been heretofore reported upon l>y me sepa- I ratelv in answer to resolutions of the Corporation In some cases, as I have learned casually from newspapers or from conversation with individ uals directly interested, the Corporation has adopted my recommendations and in other cases has condemned them. Among the condemned is the plan of graduation, here again presented, of Water street If the suMect were carefully and disinterestedly considered 1 believe the Coun cils would approve my proposed plan for that street, and for these reasons: The front line (the fiver side line of Water street) must inevitably be advanced an average distance of at least fifty feet further into the river thau is laid down upon the map of the river front and wharves prepared by Wiu. Elliot, sr , and approved by President S Adams That will be a line of wall, and should be in water not less thau foui feet deep at low tide, whereas much of it. as determined by the map alluded to, will l>e where at low title there is not a depth of two feet. This necessary increased width will allow an increased height on the land side of the street without causiug in inconvenient steepness across the streets. Again, the increased height on the land side of Water street, as proposed by me. Is necessary to dimin- I i"?h the steepness of the streets ascending f.oiu ' the river, to diminish the immense surplus of ex cavation in those streets, to afford cellarage to whatever warehouses may lie built fronting on Water street, and to render possible the construc tion of a sewer along the line'of Water street to Intercept the main sewers from above. If ever we are to have a good ahannel and an active trade along our Potomac front?and it will be our own taidt if we have not it will be neces sary to keep the sewerage out of the ilocks. A tide of three feet will not scour it out, but will stir it up just enough to make it pestilential. ' It must be intercepted by a great sewer running along the entire river front, aud discharging into some one r?*servoir l*low, where the necessary mechanical means for its removal pan be constant ly in action. The city canal must be shut out from the river by tide locks, which will protect the lower parts of the city from inundation, will secure a constant high tide in the canal, and will enable us to give to the great intercepting sewer along the river front a descent equal to the differ ence between high and low tide, and to scour it at every ebb tide These were the considerations which governed me in determining the elevation ol the land side of VV ater street 1 have hail no opportunity of knowing what considerations led to the rejection of my plan. With great respect, your obed't servant. Randolph CoyLk Dr. W B Maorpder, Mayor. Save the Bones ?A substantial farmer, re siding in the north-eastern part of l.aucastsr county?one of that class whose success in farm ing has been a mystery to many* of his less suc cessful neighbors? informs the editor of the I.ew ishurg Chronicle that, ten yearssince. he gave no tice at the different stores in the vicinity that he would pay a fair price for hones. The intelligence soon spread among the boys, and the result was, that in the course of a mouth several tons of ex cellent boues were ready These he pulverized by means of a rather primitive crusher, and ap lied them to a portiou of his farm, on which light chestaut timber, and little else, had been grown, at the rate of ten hundred to the acre. ^ft>w lor the result That portion of the farm to which the bones had been applied has been in cultivation ever since, and although thro igh that long inter val, no other manure was put on. he has had ex cellent crops every season A crop of fifty-five bushels of oats to the acre has been taken from it. and the yield of corn on it the past season was 15 bushels per acre. Now putting this and that to ifether, we leave the reader to draw his own in erence in regard to the value of bunes as a fertil izer. St. Patrice a Protestant?In the St. Louis Intelligencer we find an article nearly a column long, the most of which Is an extract from an ad dress delivered in Dnblin, Ireland, on the 17th nit , by liev. l)r. Drew, which is Intended to prove that the famous patron Saint of the '? Ein?rald .Ide"' was n<it a Catholic.' hrSl?t, very clear; however. Ttlo ftp in relation to matters that occurred iaor? than fourtMn hundred year# ago. OFFICIAL. Triaspxt D*PA*T**!fT, Maroh 12,1MT. Notioe is hereby Riven to holders of stock of the loans of the l*mte<l States, that this department will purchase the same until the 1st day of June next, unless the sum of SlJ5nn,ono "hall he previously ob tained, awl will pay, in addition to the interest ao orued from the date of the last semi-annual dividend of interest thereon, together with one day's addi tional interest for the money to reach the vender, the following rates of premium on said stocks: For the stock of 1842, a premium of 10 per oent. For the stock of 1847 and 1848, a premium of 16 per oent.; and* for the stock of 1850, commonly called Texas Indemnity Stock, a premium of 6 per oent. Certifioates of stock transmitted to the depart ments, under this notice, must be assigned to the United States, by the party duly entitled to reoeive the proceeds. Payment for the stocks so assigned and transmit ted will be made by drafts on the Assistant Treas urers at Boston, New York, or Philadelphia, at the option of the parties entitled to reoeive the money, which should be expressed in the letters accompa nying the certificates. HOWELL COBB, mar 13-dtlst June Secretary of the Treasury. I FOB BENT AND SALE. P^OR RENT.?Two very desirable ROOMS, sit uated on Louisiana avenue, between 6th and 7th Also.'For Rent?A two-story BRICK HOUSE, on D street. Rent .?15a month. mwv 7-tr P^OR SALF., at a Imrgain, a new and desirable Brick DWELLING HOUSE, together with a I?of adjoining it on the south, and nchly set with shrubbery, fruit trees, vines, flowers, Ac., situated on the northeast corner of 4th street west and M st. north,and in a rapidly unproviug part of the city. The view is oommandiiig, and has made the location very desirable. Price, S2.3"W>; one-third m cash, the balance in two years with interest. Also for sale, a large nnd convenient Brick Dwell ing, No. 457. and Kituated on the west side of 10th street, between E and F streets north. Apply at No. 512 (2d story)7th street. POLLARD WEBB, ttist ft tf Real Estate Agent, I/O It SALE?On accommodating terms, three new and comfortable BRICK D\\ ELLIN'GS, Num. 291,293, and 295, situated on the west side of New Jersey avenue, between F and G streets north. Price foreaoh $1,600, and will be sold separately to different persons, or al 1 to one person, if wanted. Also, for sale at low prices, two oomfortable FRAME DWELLINGS, Nos. 116and 118, situated on north side of East Capitol street, and near the Capitol. Apply at No. 512 (2d story) 7th street. POLLARD WEBB, ap 30 lm Real Estate Agent. DRUG STORE FOR SALE.-It IS an old and well established stand, doing an excellent busi ness, and is as eligibly located as any in Washington. Adilress "Henr* Otno," over real name, through the City Post Office. ap a-lm 7()R SALE.?Two BRICK HOUSES, contain _ ing eight rooms each, situated on C street, be^ tween 4H and 6th streets. Also, three FRAME HOUSES and fine BUILDING LOTS, on acconj dating terms. Apply to GEO. W. GARRETT, corner of 7th and C streets south. No. 565. ap Z2-lm FM)R RENT.?That commodious and well fin ished HOUSE 011 the corner of Massachusetts avenue and 9th street, is now for rent at $*??a year, pa\able monthly. Apply, bv letter or in person, to WM.STICKNEV. (Intel) ap 15 UOR SALE OR RENT.?THE DESIRABLE " RESIDENCE ?nthe oorner of F and 2l*t st*., together with the Grounds surrounding it. The House contains sixteen riK?rns. ha* gas throughout, and furnace. The stable will l>e sold or rented with the house if desired. The lot the house stands on is 50 by 13S feet, but the purchaser can have more land if desired. Also, for Sale-The LOT OF GROUND on the oorner of F and 19th streets, and LOTS on I9th,near F street. Apply to CHUBB BROTHERS. ap 8-tf VALUALE FARM FOR SALE-^5I2\ acres of good FARMING LAND, situated in 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 citieHof Washington and Alexandria. The Farm is in a high state of cultivation, and is abundantly sup plied with water and timber, and luu much excellent meadow land. Churohes, Mills, and good neighbors within a short distance. For further information apply to JAMES MORROW, Esq.. on the place, or to the subscriber at his Broker's Office, near , Brown's Hotel, Washington City. mar24 ROBERT MORROW. F^ARM FOR SALE ?a FARM, containing 16" acres, of land, moreor iess, situated immediately upon the Washington and Brookville Turnpike,about 1 12 miles from Washington, together with stock, con- 1 sistiug of 20 head of Hogs, Cows, Heifers. Horses. Wagon, Hay. Carnage. Harness, Plows, Harrows, and Farming Utensils generally, the Crop in the ground, Straw, Hay. 1c. It is well watered, having a spring in every field. An unfailing stream of water runs through the premises. There is a good frame dwelling-house and out houses necessary to farm ing purposes. There is also an Orchard on the place, about one third of the land is in timber, oak, hickory, At c For further information inquire of BENJAMIN BOHRER. corner of Beall and Montgomery sts.; GEO. W. BOHRER. oor. of High and Ga* streets, Georgetown, L>. C., or of Mr. HARP, on the prem ises. ap jatf ICE. Li. MIDDLETON, ICE DEALER, Office and Depot?Southwest oorner of F and 12th Streets. Washington. ap 11 -tf CE! ICE!! ICE!!!?1The undersigned respectful _ |y inform his friends and the public generally, that he is now prepared to furnish Tamilics and others! through the season) with the best quality of ICE, delivered 111 any part of Washington and George town, and guarantees to give entire sat istaction. Orders to be lelt with Kidwkll A Laurence. oorner 14th street and Pennsylvania avenue; Geo. F. Kidwkll A Co., 14th street; J. B. Moore. Drug gist, Penna. avenuo. between 19th and 38th streets; GeorgeSiETZ.New York avenue, between l?th and Uth streots; Robt. A. Payne, Druggist, corner 4th and Mass. avenue; and with the subscriber. No. 3 First street, Georgetown, where Ice can be had atall tunes. _ .... ap7-tl T. N. K1 DWELL. ICE?ICE?ICE.?For sale 2,500 to 3,000 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. A I J^EW GOODS JUST RECEIVED. The subccnlter has just received the following (resh assortment of Goods: Laver Raisins, fresh soft-shell Almonds, Nantz Currants. Soluedam Schnapps in square Quart flasks and stone juch ; Brandies, Wines, and Liquors, of superior qualities, assorted flavorings ; Yeast Pow ders; Sp?rm, Adamantine, and Tallow Candles; Brown Soaps. Maccaronis, Vermacelli. scented Soaps ; Scotch, Macalsiy, American Gentleman, French Rappee, and Mrs. Miller's Snutls: Corn Starch, Olive Oil, Carroway Seed, Root Ginger, 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, 367 Pennsylvania avenue, opposite apSMf National Hotel. PUSHING TACKLE l-FISHING TACKLE!! We would respectfully announce to our old cus tomers, and all others who indulge in the sport of angling, that we have just received one of the finest and cheapest lots of FISHING TACKLE ever opened 111 the Washington market, consisting of RODS from 25 cents to *2": REELS from ?1J5" to *12; PATENT HOOKS. LINES, ARTIFICIAL BATES, RATE BOX ES, Ac., in endless variety. We wvite the attention ofthose fond of looking at fine tackle, to give us a call. We would also remind the small dealers that we will sell them as cheap as the* osn buy this side of New York. SIB LEV A GIN, No. 33> Pa.ave.. bet. 10th and 11th sts. juay 13?eo3t _ (States) HOME-MADE CARRIAGES. We have 011 hand, of our own manufacture, a fine assortment of all kinds of CARRI AGES of the very best, latest, and most approved styles, and warranted iu point of workmanship and material, to he equal to any made 111 t he 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 ; as we are determiued to let none surpass us either 111 quality of work or in low prices. We also do every kind of R EPA I RING in a work man I i ke manner, and at reasonable piioes. Old Carriages taken in part piymeut for new and at a fHir price. SIMON FLYNN A CO. may 12-6tn P~ APER HANGINGS, . WINDOW-SHADES, Ac. The subscriber would call the attention of his (riends and the public to his Spring stock of PA PER - IANGINGS. including agoodassortment mf French UOLD PAPERS, BORDERS. STATUES. Ac.; also a handsome assortment of PICTURE CORD and TASSELS. WINDOW-SHADES of every description on hand or made to order. SHADE TRIMMINGS. BUFF HOLLAND, PAPER CURTAINS, Ac. COLORED ENGtlAVlNGS and LITHOGRAPHSputon canvamand varnished ap 3P-3w* ^ _ WITHIN FQR ANYTHING YOU ?the People. INQUIRE WITHIN FOR A Want to Know,or 3.700 may 12 FlyROlSON^af/th ?treet. tfcHtiKArt-vBftqysqvs ext-ha, ** hue 30 Pen is the article. V ou h*fWO*y?Hr?uf Pen. Ink,and Pap*r on your desk, dictate, and all is done. Buy tbein of majW FERGUSON, 486 7lJi itreet. AUCTION SALES. P By JAMES C. McGUIRK. Auctioneer. VALUABLE IMPROVED AND UNIMPRO VED Real Estate rot Sale.?On WEDNES DAY AFTERNOON. May 2"th. 1857, we will offer for sale, at public auction, at o'clock, on the premises, part of Ixxt 18, all of t9, a>, and 21, aud part of Lot 22, in Square 447, in Washington city, com mencing for the front at a point 40 feet aouth of the intersection of O atroet north with 6th atreet west, and running in a southerly direction on the west line of6th street 260 feet, and having a depth of Ilf feet for all, exoept the northern 6n feet, vhich has 80 feet depth. It will lie offered in lots of 20 feet front, with the privilege of any number of front feet not exoeedmg forty. Terms: 20 per cent, cash; the lialance in annual payments of 20 per cent, secured by a deed of trust on the premises, and bearing interest from day of aale. After the above sale there will be offered the three 3-story Brick Houses. having a front on the west side of 9th atreet west ot about So feet from the point of its intersection with N atreet north, in Square 399. with depth of about 90 or 95 feet. The al*>ve houaes are on a ground rent lease of 99 years, with privilege of purchase at any time at 25 oents per square foot. Terma: One-quarter, cash ; balance in one. two. nnd three years. Deeds given and deeds of truat taken to secure doferred pa> men'.s. All transfers at the cost, of the purchaser. may 14-d J AS. C. McGUIRE. Anctioneer. Bt E. S. WRIGHT; Georgetown. TRUSTEE'S SALE OF YALUARLE IM proved Property.?On THURSDAY, the 21st instant, at 5 o'clock p. m., will be sold at auction, ou the premises, the following valuable Real Estate. 1st. The two-story Brick House nnd Lot fronting on High street, nnd adjoining on the north the Drug Store of Dr. Kidwell, lately occupied by J. Hick*.

2d. A Brick House and Lot on Prospect atreet, immediately west of Dr. Kid well's Store. Terms liberal, and at sale. By order of the Trus tee. E. S. WRIGHT, may 13-3t* Auctioneer. By .IAS. C. McGUIRE. Anctionoer. VERY VALUABLE REAL ESTATE AT the Corner ok Delaware avenue ask North B street.?On THURSDAY AFTER NOON, May 21st, at 6 o'clock, on the premises, I shall sell part of Lot No. 5. in Square 686, situated at the corner of Delaware avenue and north B street, within one square of the Capitol, and containing 13,940 square feet. Tins is one of the most, desirable unimproved loca tions for sale in the city, and is very desirable as an investment, in view of the proposed Capitol Ex tension. Title indisputable. Terms: One-half cash: the residue in one, two, and three >ears, for satisfactorily secured notes, bearing interest, mr 14-d J AS. C. McGUIRE. Auctioneer. By James C. McGUIRE. Auctioneer. EREMPTORY SALE OF VERY VALUA m. ble Buildinq Lot ox I street, between 2"th and 21st streets west.?On THURSDAY AF TERNOON, May 21st,at5o'clock.ontne premises. I shall sell all of Lot No. 20 and the eastern 23 feet of Iiot No. 19, in Square No. 101. fronting together58 feet on north I bet ween 20th ana 21st streets west, and running beck 149 feet 3 inches to a 2" feet alley. Th^sn lots are situated in a fashionable and very desirable part of the city for a private residence, and t lie sale should command the at tent ion of persons desiring first-class building sites. Terms: One-third cash; the residue in six and twelve months, for satisfactorily secured notes, bear ing interest. mav 14-d J AS. C. MsGUIBEiAMU By WALLA BARN ARD. Auctioneers. \VALUABLE BUILDING LOTS ON THE Island at Auction.?On WEDNESDAY . the 2<fh instant, at 5 o'clock p ni., on tlio promises, we will sell the l<elow-d#scribed Lots, viz : l.ot No. 10, in square 587. fronting 4.5 feet 9 inches on 3d street west, and running back to a side alley, with a depth of 92 feet. . I<ot No. 11, in same square, on the corner of Third street west anil H street south, 45 feet 10 inches by 70 feet. , . Lot No. 12, same square,51 feet on south H street, with a depth of 79 feet 7 inches. I.ot No. 13, same square, 40 feet on same street, with a deptli of 122 feet 4 inches. This sale offers a fine opportunity to secure valu able Island property in an improving part of the city. Terms: One-third, cash; the residue in equal payments at 6 and 12 months. (tearing interest and secured satisfactorily. may 14-ts WALL & BARNARD, Aucts. FBy J AS. C. McGUIRE. Auctioneer. URNITURE AND HOUSEHOLD Effect* of a Family declining Housekeeping,?On WEDNESDAY. May 20th,at 10o'clo<-k,l shall sell, at the corner of loth and II streets, the Furniture and Effects of a gentleman declining housekeeping, Vi 7. ; Suit* of walnut brocatelle-covered Parlor Furniture Four brocntelle and lace parlor Curtains, with fix tures complete Marble-top Centre Tnbles. Fancy Chairs Walnut Etagere, offioe Table and cover Mahogany hair-spring Sofa and Chairs Marblo top Beanfet, Looking Glasses Exoellont Brussels, Three-ply, and Stair Carpets, Oilcloth and Rugs Superior walnut and mahogany oarvetl Bedsteads, Wardrobes, marble-top Dressing Bureaus, Wnshstands Excellent curled-hair and husk mattresses Feather Beds, Bolsters and Pillows Blankets, Comforts, Sheets Cane-seat Chairs, Lounges, Toilet Sets Walnut Cottage Bedsteads, Bureaus, and Wash stands Iron Bedsteads and Canopy , Commode Chamber Easy Chair. Fire Irons Towel Racks. Wnshstands, Window Shades Extension Dining Table. Sofa, Hooker Silver-plated Castors, China, Glass, and <_ rockerj Ware . Superior Refrigerators, Cooking Stove. SaTe, A c. Together with a general assortment of Household and Kitchen Effects. Terms: 825 and under, cash; over that sum a credit of sixty and ninety days, for satisfactorily en dorsed notes, bearing interest. jna> 1.5-d JAS. C. MeGUlBE. Auctioneer By JAS. C. McGUIRE. Auctioneer. (CHANCERY SALE OF REAL ESTATE ON j the Island.?By virtueof a decree of tfw Cir cuit Courtof 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 Mary V. Ayton, Adeline C. Av ion. ami others heirs at law of Richard Avton. de ceased, arc defendants, the subscril?er will sell, at public auction, on TUESDAY, the 2d day of June. IK57, at 6 o'clock p. m.. on the premises. Lot No. 17, iii the sulslivision of Square No. 435, fronting 24 feet on xth street west, l*?t ween south Dand E streets, by 94 feet deep to an alley 10 feet 8 inches wide, with the improvements, which consist of a small one-story Frame Building. . . Terms: One-third, rash ; the !<a!ance in 6 and 12 months, for notes bearing interest from day of sale, with securitr to be approved by the trustee. I pon the full payment of the pnrchase tnonev and interest the Trustee will convey the property to the purchaser in fee. If the terms of sale are not complied with in fivo days alter the sale the property will be resold upon one week's notic?, at toe risk and expense of the purchaser. All oonveyancing at the expense of the purchaser. CilAS. S. WALLACH. Trustee, may 7 J. C. McGUIRE. AucL 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 coui plainants, and the administrators, widow, and heirs of John Brereton are defendants, lieing No. 1,152 hi equity, the subscriber, as trustee, will ?expose to sale,at auction, to the highest bidder,on \\ EDNE> DAY, the 27th day of May instant, between the hours of four and fiva o'clock in the afternoon, on the premises, the following very valuable IjOts, namely: Lots Nog. 4, 5, and II, iu Square No. 218, in the city of Washington. Terms: One-fourth of the purchase money in cash : and the residue at six, twelve, ami eighteen mouths, for which the purchaser's Uuids, with sure ty, t>earing interest from the day of sale, will b? re quired, and a I ten retained oil the lots sold. If the terms are not complied with within five days (Voin the day of sale, the property will lie resold, on ?even days'notice, at the risk ami cost of the de faulting purchaser. Deed* at the purchaser's cost. W. REDIN, Trustee. may5-StawAds A. GREEN. Auctioneer. OLSF.KEEPING HARDWARfc. I have now received my Spring supply of IIOUSE KEEPING HARDWARE. CUTLERY. SIL VER-PLATED WARE. CLOCKS, BASKETS, BIRD CAGES, REFRIGERATORS,and all the useful not ions in my line, every article of which was (?ought for cash at the lowest cash discount, an.I will sold at the lowest possiMe prices. Housekeepers and others in making purchases will find it dMCidedly to their advantage to look in at 490 7th street. may 15 _____ G.FKA NC1S. REA D THIS CARD.-AS THE SUBSCRIBER uiteuds from this date to sell for CASH ON Li , and at the most liberal cash prices, he reapecuullY requests all who bur PAINTS, OILS, COLORS. WINDOW GLASS, BRUSHES, LAMPS. ETHEREAL OIL or CAMPHE.NE, to call and inquire his pnoes.and they will certainly purohase if they oonsult their own interest. Every art icle warranted as represented. Good. uk.n to .11 part. "J "j? ^V/i'SfcdOR. may 15-lw 534 Seventh street. All the new books published re ceit-ed immediately afterwarHs. at' v SHILLING TON'S Book Stone. The Fortunes of Perkiu Warbeok.n romance fay the author of ".Frankenstein." a The Two Convicts, by the author of \\ lid Sports in the West,'' , , Emma, by Miss Austen. ( Mansfield Mis# Austen. Martin Doyle's'Common Things of Every Day Lile. ^ i , . William Shakespere not an Imposter, by an Eng The Poultry Miss HTftW.'"1 -??' Vj ? Everything in the Stationery and Newspaper line, for sale at SHILLINGTON'S Book Store, (usy 16 OUooo Bmlduu, eor. 4* mm! Pa. av? Dentiitry, &c. ing dentist. late of chi izen? ftf iC ni ?'eVpecVull? "llurri> theCit Mi izens of the District and vicinity, that Ini i i ing located himself in Washi i*toi? he i? ^X05d now prepared to perform al\ operations in his srofes ?IJW" the most approved style. proies jan ? iy aS?' Peun- av?Biie, adjoining Gaut ler's. fpHK IMPROVED SETS OF TEETH. the invaptor and patentee of Loom?.? Mineral Plate 99 hnrmr ? successfully introduced his .mproren^uMB various cities, has Bow permanently estab-^*' > lished lunuflf in Washington. Iv T.!li8.1Lnprovei,ien?t f"r Sc>t" t'f Teeth consists chief v in making a set ol I ml one piece of material and that indestructible mineral. No metal is used in truction, and they are therefore free from galvanic action and m?talio taste. There are no joints to beooras tilled with moisture or particles of fowl, hence the> are pure and clean. They are le,s c'umsJr|,ar .'""re durable, and OncTh/mii'^irMP?iWrn.,'ce- ' Wl11 fivl ? reward of ^.U L r^' r' to any one who will priKluce a 5U!^rr?rork olJ>n *? 0,<u?' nune in purity, beauty. qu? t> rlUtl? or other requisite All work responsibly warranted. apl^y*1*' aveTlu?' "*WMn Hth and 12th streets. |Sh..C. 8. GOODMAN, m.. SURdKOX DES'TIST, and u,t Ar,TT*rR or Artificial Tkkth.? His complete arrangements enabling him 1 present the fo. lowing reasonable prices: ^TTTV Entire Lpper Sett Teeth, on Gold ??ttoA? l?o do do on Silver-. 12 to as On^r more, on Cold . . . ..V 'I to * nsmn'J1.; ^xtrNC,,"K- Reiro.'vVng Tarter ; also/He pairing at the same reasonable rates. AH operations executed in such a manner as to Rive every satisfac tion. Office corner tfth street and avenue. ap j Dentistry. DR. STEPHEN BAILY, UFring No. 1?h Pennsylvania Avkxci, Tnrte doors from Strut. Dr. BAILY bees leave to inform the public that he CTn l>e seen at all hours,at hi* office, located as aliove. Fie feels assured that an experience of fifteen years' practice, wit !? the large numlwrof patients,amfgreat r?nle ??ll dift?Vlt ?"??hat ?>e has treated sYicSeS! him to surmonnt anv dnficuity, ?cientihc or otherwise, relating to the Teeth His own experience confirming the opinion of many men eminent in the profession, and especially I)r*. Harris card 7"'* ' has him, long since, todis card all mercurial preparations for fillmr Teeth, also /u P?reh*, India Rubber, anJ Ce Teeth ? r,Ctinn of Continuous Hum l?eth, and that Porcelian, mounted on Gold Plate mr1 fk y rel'ahle substance that can be worn in the mouth, as was most conclusively shown by the last American Dental Convention. Although he flatters himself from his long resi tnnwn(VrYpr*C,lce ln J'"hington. he is favorably known to his numerous friends and patrons, he be?s leave to refer them to the following _ , TESTIMONIALS: * rom the late Rector of the Church of Epiphany of r* a ? th'? City. Dr. Stephen Baily : Dear Sir?I desire to express ai-*!? my confidence in for me hA"?PriL0r,deVV"t-. J"* operations executed for me ha\ e been highly satisfactory. 1 hope that you 2Lbl.? t?iJ'e Patronage from my friends and the puulio that your skill bo well deserves. ? Yours very truly, ashiiigton, Aug. 2R, l&5fi. J. W. FRENCH. From one of the oldest firm, jn Baltimore, Messrs. Bores. (otman & Co. twt ofnw*?Ti? ?# Stfptlf>" Sorneon Den tMt. of \> ashington city, to execute for me on 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 meml>ersof the Denta! College of Baltimore, failed, after repeated trials to perforin the same work satisfactorily, if gives me ireat pleasure to express my entire confidence and f? .I'l'i^lion of his professional skill. Baltimore, Jau. 12, 1857. HARMANN BOGGS. Extract frouia note received from the late Hou. John M. Clayton. T. , .. . tr. s. Sexatk. Aug. 19, 1856. The teeth *ou made for me work admirablj ; uoth ig could be better. Very gratefully, JOHN M. CLAYTON. tt?"* "?*,r#,H>f Trom mMm of the teeth. I can cheerfully recommend Dr. S. Baily as a K'.?rf 'f'11!1" made a set of porcelian :eefh m?Tirnf P 'iirge.1 several teeth for myself, and the work has all stood well formorethan ten years. ROBERT T. NIXON Apnl ll 1 &Va- CODf- ?L^e M- K" Cliurch South. \\ e, the undersigned, having had occasion to avail ourselves of the professional skill of Dr. S. Bail* >nrgjon Dentist of this city, or naving ln>en eogniz ant of his operations on our families or friends, take pleasure in expressing our axlmiration of his artistic skill, as well as of the uniformly satisfactory manner in which he performs the most delicate and difficult operations in Dental Surgery, and we respectfully re commend him to the confidence and pntronaee of the pubic, of which we consider htin eminently worthy. Thomas I \\ altkr. Architect 1*. S. Capitol. I HOM JS Miller, M. D..of Washington, D.C, B. S. Bohrkb, M. D. of Georgetown, D. C. ^ ashinuton, I). C. Jos. H. Bradley, of \\ ashington, D. r. George \\ alton, Ex-Governor of Florida, u V;.TE?, ,'EVOX? Ex-Major of Washington. !? ^ iVI,ali> ?IN- 1 ? ' "'out Office, tf ICMT' ^rincipal Hitteuhouse Academy. r|M) ALL THAT VA1.1KTHK1 R SIGHT. JOHN TOBIAS. PRACTICAL OPTICTA Wishes local! *the attention of all tfiat^.I^T^ suffer with defective sight, oaused by age, sick ness, ami particularly from glasses injudiciously se '/J?,ted, to his superior SPECTACLES and GLASS r>> carefutlv eround by himself to a true spherical accuracy, and brilliant transparency, suited precise ly and !>enefieial!y to the wearer, according to the concavity or convexity of the eye. Very numerous are the ill effects caused to the precious organ of sight from the commencement or using glasses in not being precisely suited, by the use Oy.omt ttr; and the practice of many vears enables him to measure the fooal disease of the eves, and such glasses that are absolutely required will be furnuh en with precision tnd satisfaction. JOHN TOBIAS acknowledges the very lilieral encouragement already obtained, and further solicits the patronage of those who have not yet availed themselves of his aid. Persons that cannot conveniently call, by sendnrr the glames in use, and state how many inches they can read this print with their spectacles, can be sub plied with such as will improve their sight. Innumerable testimonials to be seen ; and referen oes given to many who have derived the greatest ease and ooinfort frotn his glasses. \T 1,fuj at b.soffioe, No. 512 up stiirs three doors from Odd Fellows' Hall, Ql. , ... c . , Noefole, September 7, 1854. won ' r ^P^ctacles you made for me suit very wy othner?hSle?l^eV|VtnT,ed m> "Kht moreti,an LITT. W. TAZEWELL. I have tried a pair of Spectacles obtained from Mr. Tohias, and find them of great assistance to my sight, and corresponding with his description of the foous. I recommend him as a skilful optician. HENRY A. WISE. Having been induced by a friend to visit the estab lishm^nt of Mr. TohiaK for the purpose of try in r h'.8 .K'as*e*? I*,83 furnished by him with a pair slightly ?ilore<l blue, which have afforded me more relief and gratification than any 1 have ever tried. My sight, originally very g<?od. was injured by writ ing and reading at night, frequently to a very late hour; but with the aid of these glasses I can study nlmoat as late as ever, and that too without the paiii I lave pre\ icrusly suffered. JOHN WILSON, .. .'?ste Commissioner Gen'l Laud Omee. Dec. II, liiii. 1 have used Mr. Tobias's Spectacles for three or jour months, and take great pleasure in saving that I ain inuch pleased with them. I have l<een much benefited by them. GEO. P. SCARB1RGH. May 5th, 1856. I was recommended to Mr. John Tobias as a skil ful optician ; and as I have eyes of remarkable pecn liarity, I was gratified to fiud that Mr. Tobias seem ed to ooniprehend them by inspection and some slight measurement, and he has made me a pair of Specta cles that suits me aduurabl). A. P. BUTLER July II, 1856. Mr i J*"-1?.!*". I'T r. J. TV) hi a*. Iinar >ir : I hiii hnppy to shv t h\t the Spectacles which I obtained from you lasf'week are entirely satisfactory. From an inequality in the visual range ol my e,eB I have heretofore f.'nnd (treat difficult) in retting classes of the proper focal distance. It afford* me pleasure to state thai bi the aid ?.f y.Mir optometer, this difficulty has l*ei. hano, decid^dlVllie'bllt ai7?tl,??P" V?" furn",h'Hl ever yet used to iUy ayeioianj I have Very respectfully,yourt. ? R. B. DRANE, : St. J&mes'e Parts it. From nat!^Vc^.,T*<,Fl1y'rK,,l<,|l? M?r?. 1?? hT-? Jr,t* unequal ranee of uiy J compelled to ii.? glasses for seve ohtninm*' ?i? ^liferent optieians wi^out .Jk.f Perfectly fitted to tnv eyes. Four for ?h i. i r* r,,t??s ?wo pairs especially fcl Vit I bave fitund to serve me perfectly. my the i,ge rtf |IIH npfometer he is enableo to adapt glassca Bioyt miijutojy tu the eve. I most cUearfully recommend Mr. Tpbias to all h?.ving oocasion to use glasseB. and bear iny testrmonv as to his skih as a vptician, , HENRY E. BAI.imiN, Ass't &ec'y to sign Land AN arrants, "li ; ? - PJ5- OPERA G.LASSKS of rreat variety. TEL EWOPESand MICFOSCt?PES, WATCH-MA KER GLASSES, and many other articles in Uus line at very low prioes oonstantly on band. Jy lfr~lv ? CLOCKS! CLOCKS !f CLOCKS'!-Just opened . this day. a ?reai many new stylos imms| Springs, Ac., at J. ROBINSON*^ ?pSSn Cloclf EniptJr)uiT^34?op?<^|lt^ I THE WEEKLY STAR. Tlua ?ort!aut Family tod Blewa Join*}? ?n tainmg ? treater ranaty of interaatinc rearing than oh he found rn ur othar?ia pabhahad <m Jatnrdap morning. Single copy, per annum ..._ .fl ? Five ooptee Ten Copies OI'MN TO Ct1 A no ? * HP . - UIU - - cut) oopiea ? HyCllH,l!(VAlU?lT 1* ADTiSti. By subscribing 1* elnba raiaed anion* Without the niervention of a mail perceived, I went) per oent. of the \\ a*SLl . **? will be *ared. It invariably contains the **h ington New*" that bu made the DaiLl-Jita* oir<M late ao generally throughout the country. ^/"Single o<pie? (in wrappers? can b* Pr'><,,1IC' %t the oounter. immediately alter tha lasueof the 1 *pa?. Prioe-THBki Cbsts. 1\?*T* A*Tta* who act a* agents will he allowed a commission of twenty per cent. Pianos, &c. \Vr GMETZEROTTHASJI STRECEIYED yy ? a new supply of Baoon A Rnvwi'-v^ta NEW SCAIJ-.PIANOS which have re ceived the first premium (bold Medalt ?t? ? ? " ' many Fairs over the beet maker* in Naw York Boston. Philadelphia,and Baltimore. 'I'heir name has lieen established for man* * eajs iu every town in thia country as the best 1'iano mami facttirers. Call and see them at the M usic Dep'>1, comer of llth and Penn. avenue, where tha) win b? sold at the moat reasonaMe terma. ap &i |>1A.\U FORTE INSTRUCTION. Mr. W. H. PALMF.R continues to add uew mem bers to hi a classes. AppW to Mr. PAI. MLR, at his Rooms over KtrnlamL Bookstore. Tuesday, Wedoesday, Fn-? day. an?l Saturday, between2aud6 p. ia. Terms fS per quarter. aeSMf VO?AL Mf'SIC.-Mra. FRANKLIN, T^ioher v of Muaic, having vacant hours for a few luore Scholara. request* those l.adies who are desirous of being per I feted in Ballad Sincing. or t?pera Music, to favor ner with an early at>plicatiop. Terms mad* known at her residence. 4"5 E street. l>etween ath ami loth, and at the Music Stores of Mr. Davis, and Metaerott. ap <?-3m G'OLD MEDAL PREMIUM I PTASO MUTES. WILLIAM KNABE. (Senior partner in the lata firm of Kna*e. Gakhle A Co., Continues the manufacture and aale of ?taud and square PIANO FORTES, nnderth** as of William Knalie A Co., at the old stand. AVr.A Xii*. I, 3, A and 7 North Eutaw street (.?}? ill v" i posite the Eutaw Mouse. Baltimore. They have also just opened a new Sales Room at No Hn Baltimore street. between Chartc* r*,d Luht streets, on the premises partly oorupied bv Mr. Henry MoCnifery as a music store, where the* * ? f keep wmstantly on hand a large assortment of pii.n and highly finished grand and square Piano Fort*** al>o, Atelodeons, from the liest makers, from 4 to % octave, aome with double ke?txiards, double reeds, and atop* to suit small churches. Being extensively engaged in the manufacture ? Pianos, we will aell wholesale and retail, on the in?*st liberal terina. Our Pianoa were awarded the highest premium (gold medal) at the Fain ol the Maryland I nstitute two successive years?Oct??l>er, 1855. snd 1k?i?in op position to fourteer: and eighteen pianos from s< ol the lieat makera froin New York, Ko?ton ami Bal timore. We were also awarded the first premium at the Indiiatrtal Exhilation hold in Biehmond. Vir ginia, IKM and IKjti. Tliey have also 1 en nvtrdcd the highest premium (silver medal) at the Metro politan Mechanics' Fair for 1837. In addition to this we are in possession of testimo nials from the most distinguished pr<>fe?sors and amateurs in tbe country, which can he seen at cur warerooma, speaking for theinaelves and others of the high appreciation in whioh our instruments are every where held. All instruments are guaranteed for five rears, and a privilece of exchance is granted m-itlnn the first six mouths from the day of aaie if the instruments do uut five entire aat isfaction. Wholesale dealera will find it to their advantage to give us a call l?efore purchasing. Pianoa exchanged, hired, and tuned. mar Ifr-lT KXABE A CO. r|HM.\G AND RKUI LATINO OF PIANO I FORTES*. VICTOR BECKER retarna his thaik- f??r the hl>eral patronage U-stowed on him, at.*!. I>egs leave to inform the muaieal cotnniu V nit) of this city tliat he ia aiwii) a read* to* attend, at theshortest notioe.U'all orders ieft for him at John F. Ellis'* Piano St^-?*. Peiin?ylvaitia av enue, tietweea Hth and 10th streets, \\ nsfiington. Wolfe's cHebra'cd method, by whiel> hstnae*. is acknowledged the Iwat in Europe.combining extrenm c??rrectiies* aith durability: many of thel>cBt per formers of this city have testih?*d to it? fiHWi'"*, and one trial hr^s always been found Mitfi^ient to ? ? tablish it. may f-^olm* ^IIF.AP SECONDH AND PIANOS.-We m e hav ^ . hers of Congress* families, and are now lot' sale very low. being great liargams: 2 Pianos, very pretty ens?-s, at $ 15f* each 2 do oonimon. at 92-Searh 2 do beautiful rosewo?>d ca?es. eearoelr ani.etf br the few mouths use they received, at 92uo each 2 do at & ITS each. These Pianos are really great bargain*, and all i<?r ? sons in Sliest of a reliable Piano and a great tatraain should call and ae* th<*m. Also, alwaya on hand, the lar/est, most complete, and reliable st**ck of NEW PIANOS of any esia'? lishment in this city. Also, ail kinds of MUSIC and MUSICAL IN STRUMENTS. JOHN F. ELLIS, ap 3 3W Pa. nr.. bet. *h and 10th s?*. Mantels. KE W A \D B EA UTIFUL STYL E. manufactured from Slate Stone, bv the West Cast fe - ton Slate Company; Vt. These Mantels are enamel ed " " " ? ? ?? a ?<, *ys k * * ? ? ss U A Li ' ' ? m a f ????<? vbiiv | IQI <J and desirable M AR BLES. The imitationa are so perfect thru they challenge the closest scrutiny. Th^y are so hignly polished tha? they retain their beauty much longer ttiaiynarble; are not injured by smoke, coal gas, or adBs, and can t?e a*..d maca cheaper than any others in market. Price ranging from ?123 to $12. Architects. Builders, and others are invited local and examine samples at No. $13 Seventh street, 3 doors l?eiow Odd Fehowa' llall, up sta,r*. aept 12?It T. M. HANSON. Agent. JOSEPH GAWLER,CABINET MAKER AN L) Undertaker.?Ready inade Cof-/ tj tins constantly on hand. Funera.f ? - jr t^:i.|<-(1 to,anil interments procured in ? the different Cemeteries. Fnrmtur* of everv de aoription maile to order. Oid Furniture Repaired and Varr.ished. Ware-R<H)ina 182Peaii.avenue.l? tween 17th and )8th streets. mar J3-3m CHINA. GLASS AND QIKINSWARK. R. H. MlLLER, SON A CO., Importers direct from Liverpool to Aleaari . dna, l>eg lea veto call the attention of dealers. hot el-keepers, and ot hers of Washington and w Georgetown, to their stocks of fiOOPS. aSa which, for extent and \anetv, will compare favorably with any establishment in the Eastern cities. Tiie connexion of their senior partner with the manufacturers of Europe and the I niied State* fo< tipwnrdsof thirty ) ears, basgiven mmadvantaze^ .11 tlve purchase of goods equal, if not snperior. to an) house hi the trade. All inspection of goods aiid prions will satisfy all parties that purchases can be made of them upon the most favorable terma. French China Dinner Sets, gilt and deoorated ereucli China Diuuer Sets, goid band and plain whita French China Vase*. Pitchers. T<nlet S*ets. Ao. French China Tea Sets. Cupa and Sauoera. and other articles of Teaware And Dinner Ware, separate from Beta India China Dinner Sets, and separate articles auwaye on hand White Granite Ware in everT vanetr. in sets, and separate from seta, as may be desired Blue Printed or Liverpool Ware, the same Common Edged, White and Rockingham Ware, in full supply. Cut, Pressed. Plain,and Moulded Glass Ware fro?n the best establishmenta in the Eastern and Western States, which wJl be Bold by the package or other wise. Experienced packers employed. Gixid* put up i-y us can lie transported tiy an) mode without brA*k<tc>-. Fare by the stoamUiaM from Washington to Alex - airdiia, almost {u>urly, L2S cents each wav. A quar - ter of a dollar inus spent may save many dollar* deel Notice? c. r. l. crown a co. a?. n. ceivmgdaily souie of the finest FURNI TURK ever offered in this market, which weVH. invite the attention of those in want, ii>wepp assure them they cau save at least 10 per oent. I * ? Namely ? Handsome carved marUe-top Bureaus and Tallies Rosewood and walnut Tete-a-Tetes, Sulaa Wardrobes, Chairs of all kioda. Cherry aiul poplar Tables. Mattreses, hair, or.rn-top, aiwl husk: Coiuforta. Blanketa, Bedsteails. high and low-post. Rocking Chairs, cane ami w?M^.?eats. Cushions for Chair*, Settee*. Clocks of all kinds. Extension Table*. Sidetxiard*, What-not. Glasses of all kinds, some extra fine Carpets. Cottage Sets. Rug*, Waiter*. Glasa Ware, Crockery Ware of all kinda. Feather and Fancy Gboda of all kind*. And other Goods' too numeroua to mention to wUiett we invite the attention of housekeeper* and other*, a* we are determined to sell for cash or to punctual c. K. I. CRO?N* ex.. ooi. of 6th airee-t aud Penn. eve. p. s.-We aliall still eoutinue our r.wu ar aaleaon Tuesdav. Thureda) . ami Saturday, both monu^and evening in front of our store. ? onsicmwent* *o!i cHed, ari?l"ii al"c*ses advance.made Air* re^if^. ap 25-tf i Intel > A??oi??neert. . a u D.? Indies' Crape or Msria* Shaa-la A BLf*C^KDor DYED ANY COLOR. All... ?II lrmd< of Dresa Gmsls. Neapolitan <?r Straw B??ii net* BYKD DRAB. Gentlemen's Clothing RE OVKD?w CLEANSED at the sh?irteat notice. The euliscrtIter, thankful f?>r paat ??rr>n?. a*snre* all who patruuise hint that uo expeneeeliai! I<espared to please them. .* 249 south sideofpennsylvaniaavenua,l?etwecnl2tn and 13th streets, oppositeGautier's f onfoqt jpner*, ?pan iin* L. J. DENHAM TVTOTICE?NOTICE.? I haveafewof thos* Hie* 1^1 TOILET SETS on liand. whicii I i- die*j> g s c5T at to close out, and will aell at cost. Aim Qi i BLETS and other 0LASS WA R K, that must be sold preparatory to a change in my XJf laiMtne**. AH that want to buy cheap, please ceT at N<k 30, Itetween 9th aad 10th *treets. Petm. a^jnue. Cmh n-^*s . JOHN MsbKVtTT U FONT'S GlTNPOWDERT ^... J I am all time* supplied with all th*var.-,m of Dl* PONTS GUNPOWDER, and air. prepared to auppiy the same many quautity to parties wsetihg, an the most favorable terma. D W. ALBERT KI>W. Agent for the Diat rid of CulaniUa,^ -? m iuai 9-MtI Keleaioom firvwna' Hula