Newspaper of Evening Star, May 22, 1857, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated May 22, 1857 Page 1
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VOL. IX. WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, MAY 2-2, 1857. NO. 1/155. TilE EVENING STAR ? PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON, (S1CEPT SUNDAY.) AT THE STAR BUILDINGS, Corner of Pe**iylr-mn<* iniiw, **d 11/* ttrtot, Bt w. d. wallach. and is served to lotiMrikm by earners at SIX AND A QUARTER CENTS, payable weekly to the Agents; papers served id paokagea at SHi oeots per month. To mail subscribers the snbeeriptioa prtoeie THHtK DOLLARS AND FLFTY CENTS a year is alrameo, TWO DOLLARS for bit months, and ONE DOLLAR for three months;for leas than three months at the rata of 12fc oents a tCTSlNQLE COPIES ONE CENT. THE IRON FOOT.STEP. (From the Knickerbocker, edited by Lewis (Jay lord Clark.] " Tba Iron Fuot-Stet>' was committed to pa |H?r by its author, at the suggestion of Geoffrey l ray??n. who had heard it witl^ admiration from the writer s lip- It is a strange nnd mysteri ous narrative, and yet. in all it* particulars, strietly true. Most families, I believe, have their tradition ary ghost story; which, when narrated to the fjroap that gathers round the wintry fireside, excites, according to the age and character of the listeners, terror, sympathy, doubt, iucredu lity. or ridicule Still it continues to be told, even by those who are argent in their disavowal <>t belief in supernatural appearances : the story is kept alive, and recollected in after life; for the bias is a strong one of the mind, to dwell ever on the shadows that pertain to that world of untried being, which approaches toward us with its slow and noiseless, but irresist'Sle and overwhelming movement. 1 remember in my youth to have listened with my whole hoart to the following remarkable incident, as one which had undoubtedly occurred a few years before in the island of Dominica : During a season of great mortality among the inhabitants of that island in the year , a veteran Scottish regiment wis stationed upon the high bluff of land that forms one point of a crescentular bay, and overlooks the town and harbor. Inland, towards the cast, a smtll plain extends itself; while on the west and north, which is nearest the shore, and almost over hanging it. were several long one-story build ings, hastily erected of wood, for the accommo dation of the officers of the corps, and consisting all of three or four rooms on each end, with a piazza on the side toward the sea, extending the whole length of the structure, and forming a shaded and agreeable promenade during the earlier part of the day. The rooms opened upon the piaz&a. and communicated with each other by means of a side door, which was occa sionally left open for the freer circulation of air. In one of these barracks were quartered three officers of the regiment. Major Hamilton, Captain Gordon, and a third whose name I can not at this moment recall. Major Hamilton's apartment was in the centre. Ho had lost a leg in the service, and usually wore a wooden pin. or stick, shod with iron ; and being an alert man. fond of exercise, used to walk up and down this piazza for hours together, stopping ocea jionally at Gordon's door or window, ana some times looking in at that of the other officer, ex changing a cheerful word with them as they sat each in his apartment, endeavoring to beguile the time with drcssiug. reading, writing, thoughts of promotion, of home, and of a speedy and nappv return to Britain. Tho sound of the Major's step was |>eculiar. It was only the blow given by the iron ferule at the end of his j wooden leg that was heard; for. although a stout man, he trod light with the remaining toot, and heavily only with the wooden substi tute. which gave forhh its note at short inter vals. as he paced to and fro. so regularly, that there was a certain pleasure in listening to it. Sounds that strike the ear in this measured way, affect us more than others. The attention becomes engaged, and they grow emphatic as we listen The calker's hammer-stroke, as it flic* from the d?ick-yard of the busy post, acrosp some placid bay into the green and peaceful country, is an instance of this truth; tno song ster has it. in the line, " IIta very step ha* music In't, When he comes up the stair*;" and Lamb felt it. when he said of his physician, that " there was healing in the crack of his sbow." as he appr<?ached his apartment. As sociated with this measured movement of the Major, was his deep ebceiy voice, that made light of danger and difficulty whether on the i field of battle or as now amid the sickness which ' in mockery ol the beauty of tropical skies and ! eeeuery. wo* devastating the colony at this melancholy period This sickness proved fatal 1 to several otS.-ers of the regiment, and after some time M:ij->r Hamilton was takeu down with it It was a fever attended withdelirum The M ijor was confident of recovery, aud. indeed, from the great equanimity and happy teia]>er aoient of his patient, his physician had hopes almost to the last. There, however, were not destined to be realized He expired the seventh day alter bo was soizod. while endeavoring to speak to his friend. Captain Gordon, aud was buried under arms at sunset of the same day Now, it was ou tho sor??nd night after this mournful event, that Gordon, having retired to boil rather later thuu usual, found himself un expectedly awake, lie was not conscious of j nuy distressing thought or dream which should have occasioned this shortened slumber, and a" be commonly made but one nap of the night, and as his rest had been latterly broken by the kind offices he bad rendered his cotnrade, he was half surprised at finding himself awake. He touched his repeater and tound it only post one o clock He turned on the other side, and composed himself afresh Thoughts of bis friend came over his heart, and as cheek reached the pillow, he said: ?? Poor Hamilton: Well, j 4*od have mercy upon us!"' He felt at the moment that sotne one near him said " Amen! ' ?with much solemnity. He wa.' effectually roused, and asked, " \V ho is there ?*' There was no re ply His v.?i,-e seemed to echo into Hamilton's late apartment. an.l he then remembered that the door was open that communicated between the two rooms. He listened intently, but he;trd nothing save the beating of bis own heart. He said to himself. ' It is all mere imagination,'' and again endeavored to compose himself, and think of something else He laid his head once more upon the pillow, and then ho distinctly heard for tho first time the Major's well-known -tep. It was not a matter to be mistaken about The ferule sound, the pause for the foot, the sound again, measured in its return, as if all were again in life. He heard it first upon the piazza; heard it approach; pass through the door from the piazza luto tho centre apartment, and there it seemed to pause, as if the figure of the departed was standing on the other side of that open door, in the room it had ! so lately occui>icd. Gordon rose. He went to the window that opened upon the piazza und looked out. The n<ght was very beautiful; the iuoou had gonedowu; the sky was of the deepest uzure, and the low dash of the waves upon the rocks at the foot of the bluff, was the only thing that engaged his notice, except the extreme brightness and lucidity of a solitary star that ?'raced its glittering pathway of light toward Uiim. across the distant waters of the ocean. All trlse was still and reposed. ?? It is very remark able!' said he, '? 1 could have sworn I bear ! it." He turned toward the door that Stood ?pen between the two rooms. The Major's a 'artm-nt was darkened by the shutters being rjw ?ed. and he could distinguish nothing inside He wished the door were shut, but felt a repuz 141 'he idea of closing it, and while he ? too ?****? inty the dark room tho thought '.f being l*ie 11 disembodied spirit rose in In * tniiid ; and. though a brave man. he cokl n .t i ^mediately control the bristling sen ?ition of tci Tur tbat began to possess him He longed for t. v"ic* o! an* liTin* being; auJ i though for the moment the idea of ridicule de terred him he determined on calling up the I offi er who occup ^ the other apartment. He passed nut ou the pmxza. *n<i h? apprgnched the other extreuut.Vol the building, the sentinel , perceiving li?m. pre ""eiited aruH. | ?? Htve you been k?| stationed here " snid t apt* iu Gordon. ? Half an hour,'" wa? the raply. " D*d you?did you h \ppen to see any ono on the piazaa luring that time f" ?*I did not!" Gordon returned at once in his room, vexed with himself for having been the sport of an il lusion of his own brain. Ho closed bis door and window and went to bed. He was aow tL .roughly awake, aud bid regained, as he thought, entire possession of his faculties '? My old comrade,'' said he, " what could he possibly want with me ? We were always friends. Kind hearted, gallant fellow that he was! No man ever was his enemy except upon the battle field itself Why should I have dreaded to meet iiiiu eveo if such an event could powibljr be !'' And yet so constituted are we that a moment or two after tbia course of thought had occupied bis inind. he was almost paralised with dread by the recurrence of the same well-known step, that now deemed pacing the dark and tenantless apartment. He even fancied an irregularity in it. betokened, tu ho thought, some distress of mind, and all that he had ever heard of spirits revisiting the scenes of their mortal existenoe. to expiate some hidden crime, entered bis ima gination ami combined to make his situation uwful and appalling It wan, therefore, with great earnestness that bo exclaimed : In the name of God. Hamilton, is that you <" A voice from the threshold of thecomraunica ting door addressed hiiu iu toues that sank deeply into his soul : " Gordon. listen, but do not speak to me. In ten days you will apply for a furlough; it will not l>u granted to you. You will renew tho application ifi three weeks, and then it will be successful. Stay no longor in Scotland than may be necessary for the ad justment of your affairs. Go to London. Take 1 Mlgings at No. ? Jerinyn street. You will be shown into an upurtnient looking in to a garden Remove a panel from above thechimney-piece. and you will there find pn|>ers which establish tiie tact of my marriage, and will give you the address of my wife and son. Hasten, for they ore iu deep distress, nnd those papers will es tablish their rights. Do not forget me !" Captain Gordon did not recollect how long he remained in the posture in which ho bad listened to the spirit of his departed friend ; hut when ho arose it was broad day. Ho dressed himself and went to town ; drew up a statement of the affair, and authenticated it by his oath. He had no intention of quitting the colony during that yoar; but on arrival brought intelligence of the death of his father, ami of his accession to a large estate. Within the ten davs be ap plied for a furlough, but such had been the mortality among the officers, that the com manding officer thought proi?er to refuse his request. Another arrival having, however, brought to tho island n reinforcement for tho garrison, he found the difficulty removed upon a second application in three weeks. He sailed for Scotland, arranged his affairs, nnd intended immediately afterward to have proceeded to London lie suffered, however, one agreeable engagement after another to retard his depar ture and his friend's concerns, and the preter natural visit that he had received from him was no longer impressed so vividly as at first upon his mind. One night, however, after a social party of pleasure, ne awoke without ap parent cause, as he had done on the eventiul night in Dominica. and to his utter consterna tion, the sound of the Major's iron-step tilled his ear. He started from his bed. immediately rang up his servant, ordered post horses, and lost not amomont upon the way. until he reached the house in Jermyn street. Ho found the pa pers as he had expected. He relieved the widow and orphan of his unhappy friend, and estab lished them as such in the inheritance to which they were entifled by his sudden death; and the story reaching the ears of royalty, the young Hamilton was patronized by the Queen of England, and early obtained a commission in the army, to which he wty attached at the time this talo was told to me. It is also known that Captain Gordon rose very high in his mili tary career, and was throughout his life dis tinguished as a brave and honorable officer, and fortunate General T1IE H A HI T'S OF SIIAD. Shad spawn on gravelly bottoms. They will never deposit thuir ova on a muddy or movable surface, as they know well that they would not adhere. Young shad ou their way to the ocean are rarely seen on soft ground, but only in the vicinity of gravel bottoms and a rocky shore I have seen hundreds of thousands posting down the Hudson in the months of July and August. Old shad commence ascending South ern rivers in February and March, and the Hudson and Connecticut rivers in April, May aud Juuc, comiug directly from the deep sea iu large shoals, searching for spawning ground and immediately nfler the operation, swim with great rapidity near the bottom towards the ocean, una if taken, are found thin and unfit for the table Full shad, when they leave the sea migrate to spawn beyond brackish water, aud usually continue up the stream it the bot tom is suitable, until they are prevented by a dam. or similar obstruction, which they never attempt to overcome, iu salmon do. The young shad from spawn deposited by the April run of spawuers. when returning down the Hudson on their way to tho ocean iu August, are about the size of large herrings. If our fishcriueu Were experienced, they might meet the shoals at Sandy Hook immediately on their arrival from deep water, and shorten the distance daily to wards the spawning ground, by which means a vast number that now fortunately escape to spawn, would be destroyed. There is no satis faction. however, iu enlightening this class of citizens, who are so selfish as to look only to present gain, and are unwilling to spend half uu hour at the end of each fishing sea :m to plant the spawn of a dozen shad, each of which would produce fifty thousand fish towards the next year's supply. I have endeavored to in duce our State Legislature to pass a law, ma king it incumbent upon all fishermen so to do; but have not been eucccjsful. If this plan were pursued for five years, our rivers would again teem with this delicious fish, aa they al ways return directed by instinct, to spawn where thay were born. Some years since, in my vicinity on the Hudson, two thousand shad were taken at a single haul of the seine, where now it is a rare occurrence to entrap three hun dred. This fact plainly shows that if the pres ent destructive system is pursued, the supply will soon fail to meet the demand. Two years sincc, I artificially impregnated the ova of shad. Thus: having partially filled a pail with water. I took a female Immediately from the river in my left hand and gtrippel her gently with my right, when the ova, some fifty thous and in number were forced into the pail. The spermatic fluid of the male was then in the same way caused to drop in the same pail, and when thoroughly mixed together, the color of the ova changed from a glowing red to a beau tiful straw color. They wero then placed under fine gravel at the inlet of one of my breeding I*>nds, and running water was permitted to pass over them. At this time my microscope only indicated a single cell iu the egg, contain ing a straw eolored fluid; fortjr days afterwards the microscope exposed to view thousands of different sized cells partially filled with blood. Two days afterwards 1 plainly saw eyes. Within a week thereafter, thousands of young shad made their aiq?earanec with small appendages attached to their bodies, but could not discern with my glass cither mouth or gills. The blood vessels and heart were plainly soen. The eyes were large, and the pectoral fins well devel oped. At the age of thirteen days the anal, dorsal aud caudial fins, devoid of rays, could be seen without the mkrosco]* as well as the gills and mouth. At this period tho sock dis up|>carcd and they attempted to cat; were very lively, and concealed themselves when any person approached. I have ulsq c aused old Fhad to spawn in a breeding pond aud kept them healthy by tin occasional application of fine salt. Their pro geny became fresh wat *r fisb. Fecundated ova of the famous English sole, white bait, touch, carp, roach, dace, perch and iaek. wranped in flannel cloths, and packed in boxes of damp moss for me, were lost in the ill fated Arctic. I intended to plant the ova of the salt water fish in the little bays formed by the Hudson Kiver Kailroad, and have made arrangements with Monsiour Code, of Paris, ami Monsieur Millet, of the French Sociote Zoologiquc'd Acclimation, lor another shipment during the present season. I offered the Legislature of the State of New York at its present sitting, through the medium of Senators Kelly and Kerudon. to stock all the water* of the State with salmon at my own expense if they will pass a law for the preser vation of the fish until they should become well established in the different waters; but want of tiso will probably prevent its passage | A'w York pjpir. O Th*a?c*t D*FA*T**XT, March 12,1857. Notice is hereby given to holder* of stock of the loans of the United testes, that this department will purchase the same until the 1st day of Jane next, unless the sum of !J1>*>,imi shall be previously ob tained. ar*l will pa), in addition to the interest ac crued from the date ofthe last semi-annual dividend of interest thereon, together with on# day's addi tional interest for the money to reach the vender, tfce following rates of premium on said stocks: For the stock of 184?, a premium ol 10 per ccnt. For the stock of 1847 and 1348, a premium of 1G per cent.; and lor the stock of 1850, commoaly called Texas Indemnity Stock, a preminm ol 6 per cent. Certificates of stock transmitted to the depart ments, under this notice, must be assigned to the United States, by the party duly entitled to receive the proceeds. Payment for the stocks so nssicned and transmit ted will bo made by drafts on the Assistant Treas urers at Boston, New York, or Philadelphia, at the option of the parties entitled to receive the money, which should l?e expressed in the letters accompa nying the certiticatca. HUWl'.liL COlill, mar 13-dtlst June Secretary ol the Treasury. FOR RENT AND SALE. I IM?R ttF.NT.?'I wo very dcsiraMw KOOMS,?it . uated on Louisiana avenue, betwoen 6th and 7lli streets. No. 47. Also, For Rent?A two-story BRICK HOL^E, on D street. Rent. %Ua month. "'ht 7 tf 17* OR SAKE, at a bargain, a new and desirable * (trick DWELLINO HOUSE. together with a Lot adjoining it on the south, and richly set with shrubbery, fruit trees, vines, fiowors, &o., situated on tho northoast corner of 4th street went and M st. north, and iu a rapidly improving part of the city. The view is commanding, and has made tha location very desirable. Price. $2,300: one-third in cash, the lialanco in two years with uiterest. Also for salo, a large and convenient Brick Dwell ing, No. 437. and situated on the west side of loth street, between K and F streets north. Apply at No, 512(2d story)7th street. POLLARD WEBB, mav 6 tf ReaI Estate Agent. ? 31 iR SA I.K-Oii accommodating terms, three new 1 and oomfortable BRICK D\N ELL1NGS, Nos. 291,293, and 2!>5, situated on the west sideol New Jersey avenue, between F and (i streets uorth. Price for each ?ijfl.iioo. and will be sold separately to different persons, ora' I to on" person, if wanted. Also, for sale at low priews, two oomfortable FRAME DWELLINGS, Nos. 116 and 118, situated on north side of East Cnpitol street, and near the Capitol. Apply at No. 5l2<2d story) 7th street. ' H POLLARD WEBB, ap30 1m Real Estate Agent. ORUG STORE FOR SALE.?It is an old and well established stand. d<->ing an excellent busi ness. and is as eligibly located as any in Washington. Address "Henry Otlio," over reai name, through the Citv Post Office. ap 23-lm i^OR SALE.?Two RRICK HOUSES, contain ing eight rooms each, situated oil C street, f* tween 4}? and ?th streets. Also, three FRAME HOUSES and hue BUILDING LOTS, on aconm datmg -terms. Apply to GEO. W. GARRETT, corner of 7th and C streets south. No. 565. ap 22-hn ?/OR S.\ LEOR RENT.?THE DESIRABLE I RESIDENCE on the corncr ol Fand 21st sts., together with the Grounds surrounding it. The House contains sixteen rooms, has sas throughout, and furnace. The stable will lie sold or rented with the house if desired. The lot the house stands on is 5" by 136 feet, but the purchaser can have more laAiio?'To/si#?The LOT OF GROUND on the corner of F ami 19th streets, and LOTS on I9lh,near F street. Apply to CHUBB BROTHERS. ap 8-tr A VALUALE FARM FOR SALE?512Vacres of good FARMING LAND; situated in the County of Fauquier, Virginia, on the Alexandria and Orange Railroad, a few >ards 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 lias much excellent meadow land. Churches, Mills. *nd good neighliors within a short distance. For further information apply to JAMES MORROW, Esq.. on the place, or to the subscrilier at his Broker s Office, near Brown's Hotel, Washington Citv. mar24 ROBERT MORROW. I/ARM FOR SALE.?A FARM, containing 160 acres, of land, more or less, situated immediately upon the Washington and Brnokvilte Turnpike,aliout 12 miles from Washington, together with stock, con sisting of 2n head of Hogs. Cows, Heifers, Horses. Wagon. Hay, Carriage, Harness, Plows^ Harrows, ami Farming I tensils generally, the Crop iii the gioiind, Stiaw. Hay, Ac. It is well watered, having a spring in ever* hold. An unf tiling stream of water runs through the premises. There is a good frame dwelling-house nud out-houses necessary to larin nij.' purposes. There is al?o an Orchard on the plaec, at?oui one lliird o| tho land is in timber, oak, hickor*, A c. For further information inquire of BENJAMIN ROHRKR, corner of Hvall and Montgomery sts.; GEO. W. BOHRER, oor. of High and Gav streets, Georgetown, D. C.,or of Mr. HARP, on the prem 1803. ?P g?-tf ICE. I J. MIDDLETON, j, ICF ItKAI.F.R, Office and Depot? Southwest corner ol Fand 12th Streets, Washington. ap l!-tf ? CK! ICE'! I('U.!'!-The undersigned respectful 1 ly inform his friends and tho public generally, that he is now prepared to furnish .aiuilies and other#) through the s?iason> With tho best quality of ICE, delivered id any part of Washington and George town. and guarantees to give entire satisfaction. Orders to be left with KmwEi.t. ft LarREffrt, oorner 14th street arsl Pennsylvania avenue; Geo. F. Ki dwell St Co., 14th street; J. B. Mooke. Drug gist, I'onna. avenue. f?etween 19th and 2htli streets; GeorgeSietz. New York avenue, between loth ami llth streets; Kobt. A. Payne. Drurgist. corner 4th and Mass. avenue; and with tho subscriber. No. 3 First street, Georgetown, where Ice can be had at all times. rmwri i Hp 7-ti T. N. IwlDW LLn. ICE?ICE?ICE.?For sale iSv to 3,<*>o tons of PURE ICE at the Hockley Mill, near tho Relay House, on tho Washington Railroad. It can lie sent in cars either to Baltimore or Washington. Apply to ROBT. C. WRIGHT, Patterson st. ap 23 2in Baltimore. Trunks, valises, hat boxes, car pet BAGS, SATCHELS, Ac., at very low -^'Vv'-AU. it STF.PHKSS. may 9-tf 322 Pa. ave., l>et. 9th and loth sts. l^TEW GOODS JUST RECEIVED. The subscriber has just received the following fresh assortment of Goods: , I,a>er Raisins, fresh aoft-sheil Almonds, Nantz Currants, Schiedam Schnapps in square uuart flasks and stone jugs; Brandies, Wines, and Liquors, ol superior qualities, assorted flavorings ; > east Pow ders; Sperm, Adamantine, and Tallow Candles; Brown Soaps. Maccaronis, Verniacelli, Ecented Soaps ; Scotch, Macahoy, American Gentleman, French Rappee, and Mrs. Miller's Snuffs; Corn Starch, Olive Oil, Carroway Seed, Root Ginger, English Mustard, American do.; Pepper Sauoo, Spanish Segars, Tobacco, Scotch Ales.Brown Stout, Spices, A c., wholesale and retail, ch^ap for cash, or approved city paper. JONAS P. LE> N , 377 Pennsylvania avenue, opposite ap 30-tf National Hotel. All the new books published re ceivcd immediately afterwards, at SHILLINGTON S Book Store. | The Fortunes of Perkin Warbcck.a romance by the author of "Frankenstein." The Two Convicts, by the author of "\\ ltd Sports in the West." Emma, by Miss Austen. | Mansfield Park, by Miss Austen. Martin Doyle's Common I lungs of Every Day William Shakespcre not an linposter, by an Eng lish critic. m , .... j Small Farms, and how they ought to be managed, ^The'frniitry* ^krd. by Miss Watts. inay IS Odeon Building, cor. Hi and Pa. ave j JO US EK E EPIN G IIA R DNV AKI:. I have ih>w received my Spring supply of HOUSE KEEPING HARDWARE. CI^PLKR\. SIL VER-PLATED WARE. CLOCKS. BASM. r>. BIRD CAGES, REFRIGERATORS, and ail the useful notions in my line, every article ol which wa* fsHight for oash at Uie lowest cash discount, and will tie sold at the lowest possilile prices. Housekeepers and other* in making purcliase.s will hu?l it duuidedly to their advantage to look in at 4'? 7th street, mav 15 G. FRANCIS. NEW BOOK, by the author of " Margaret Mait land," "The Days of My Life, an autobiogra phy," price75cents. itiesslor's Church History, 2 vols., price ft4.5>. Stories ofthe Island World, b* Cliarles NordhoQ', price 75 oents. (iermaiiy. its Universities, Theology ^nd Religion, with Sketches td' Nesmler. Tholuck, Ac., and othor distinguished German divines of the age. Iiy Philip Sehatf. D. D., Profsssor in the Tl>eol<?ioal Semina ry. Mercers burg, Pennsylvania, price *1.25. Wythe's Pocket Doso Bo.?k, coutainiug the doses end uses of ail the articles of the Materia Medioa and chief official prepaisiious.by Joseph II. Wythe, A M.M.D..author of "Hie Microsoopist," "Curi osities of the Miorosoope, Ac. Price63cents. Just publuitetl ami.forsale at . < TAYLOR 1 MAI RVS Bookstore, jjyjy. near 9th street. 1/OUR SECON D HAND PIANOS STILL UN : r sold, at our great Piano aiid Music Store, *6 Ponn. aueuue, between 9th andWh Pianos for rent atjohn p.elli?*s between 9th and lothtts. way 1 AUCTION 8ALE8. By J AS. C. MoGUIRE. Auctioneer. Chancery sai.f. of real estate on Thr Island.? B> virtueof h decree of the Cir euit Court of the District of Columbia for Washing ton county, made in the cause wherein John Van Ris wick is complamant. and Mary A. Ay ton, widow and administratrix, and Mnry V. Ay ton, Adeline C. Ay - ton.and others ffc'irs at law ol Richard Ayton. de oe*<?,<d,are defendants, the sulocnber will sell, at public auction, on TUESDAY, the 2d da> ol June. 1#57, at 6 o'clock p. in.,on the premises. Lot No. 17. in the sobdivisiouof Square No.4?. fronting 24 feet on 8th street west, between south Daud E streets, by feet deep to an alley 10 feet 8 inches wide, with the improvements, which cousist ol a smut! oue-stori Frame Building. Terms: One-third, cash: the talance in6 and 12 months, lor notes t>eariug iutere:>t fiomdayol sale, with security lobe approved by the trustee. Upon the full payment of the purchaso money and interest tho Trustee will convey the property to the purchaser in fee. If the t^rins of sale are not oompb-d with hi hve days alter the sale, the property will be resold upon one week's iiotic*, at the risk mid expense of tho purchaser. All conveyancing at the expense ol the purchaser. CIIAS. S. WALLACH, Trustee. nny 7 J. C. McGUIR E. A net. Uj J AS. C. McGUIR E, Auctioneer. VALUABLE LOTS FOR SALE.-l will ofler lor sale,on the premises,on iVION l)A V, the lath of May. 1H57, at half past live o'clock p. ni., the fol lowing property, viz: A lot of ground in square No. 416, containing 4,W feet. This lot lies on the west side of 7th street, fronting thereon 24 feet, running clear through the Hanaro dm feet to Klh street, and fronting thereon 24 Ieet. ALSO? A small irregular lot of ground in square No. 416, improved with a small Dwelling House. This prop erty fronts on Boundary street, midway between 7ili and 3th streets. Terms of sale: One-fourth oash ; the lialance in three equal instalments, in six, nine, and twelve months, with interest, secured by approved notes. Title indisputable. All cost of transfer at tho chargc of the purchas ers. JAB.C. McGUIRE, may 14-W SJtds Auctioneer. ID* THE ABOVE SALE !S POSTPONED until WEDNESDAY, the 2"th instant, at half-past 5o'clock p. rn. may 19 ID" THE ABOVE SALE IS POSTPONED In consequence of the rain until TUESDAY AF TERNOON, May Jfitli, same nour and place.

mav 21 -d JAS. C. McGf IB E. A not. By JAS. C. McGUIRE, Auctioneer. \VALUABLE DWELLING HOUSE at Pubi.k Saljc.-Oii WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. May 27th, at 5 o'clock, on the premises. I shall sell parts of Lots lti and 17, in sulslivisiou of square No. 451, fronting 14 feet on New Yoik avenue, between Kth and 7th streets west, running lack 75 feet, more or less, with the iiiiproveiueuts, consisting of a three story Frame Dwelling House. Terms easy, and made known at the sale. may 21 -d JAS. C. MuGUlRE. Anet. By WALLA BARNARD, Auctioneers. VrALUABLE BUILDING LOTS AT Auction. On WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. 27th in stant.at5>a o'clock, on the premises, we will sell to the highest bidder the.below described property.vi*: Lot No. 18, m Square 77, fronting 5a feet I inch on south side of north Lift ween 21st and 22d streets, and running hack that width 14a feet !?K inches to a i-feet alley, containing 7/iSJ square feet. This is valuable property and worthy the attention of speculators or persons wishing to build. Also, Lot 5, ni Square 4". situated at the corner of 24th street west and New Hampshire avenue. This lot, which is near the Circle, will in a short while be very valuable, as that part of the city will shortly bo improved !>y the Government. Terms: One-fourth cash, the residue in6,12, and lfl months, satisfactorily secured and liearmg interest. may 2l-ts WALLA BARNARD. Aucts. Bv JAS. C. McGUlRE. Auctioneer. I^lIREE FOUR-STORY BRICK HOUSES and Lot* at Auction.?On WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, May 27th, at ti o'clock, on the premises^ I shall sell parts of Lots Nos. 4 and in Square No.515. fronting each lot 17 feet on north K street, between 4th and 5th streets west, runniug liack !?7 feet 11 inches, with the improvements, con sisting of three lour-story Brick Dwelling Houses, containing nine rooms and kitchen, with water and gas fixtures throughout, and large back porches. Terms: One-third, cash ; the remdue in 6. 12, ami IS months, with interest, secured bv deed of trust on the premises. may 21-d JAS. C. McGUIRE. Auct. Bv JAS. t*. McCJUIRE, Auctioneer. I ENTIRE FURNITURE AND EFFECTS OF" J THK "NATIONAI. HotKI.," WASHINGTON. |>. C., at Plblic Auc tion.?On MONDAY AlORNl.Nti, Mav 251 h. commencing at 10 o'clock, and continuing at that hour each da> until the whole is disposed, we shall sell the entire Furniture and Effects of the National Hotel in this city. forming the largest and most valuaMe collect ion of Furniture, Carpets, Bed ding. A c.. Si c., ever offered at public unction in this country, costing over $Ii*j.i*?i. This Hotel contains nlioul four hundred rooms, completely furnished in ever* department, together with an immense quantity of ertra Bedding, line wool Blankets, Comforts, Linen, \ c., .V e. The particular attention of the trade is culled to this sale, which will be made without reserve. Catalogues will bo published in a few dnya, con taining full particulars. Terms: yluuand under, cash; over that sum a credit of Go and !*? da>s, for approved endorsed notes, bearing interest. may 15-d J AS. C. McGI'IRE. Auct. By A.GR EEN, Auctioneer. HA N DSO M E THR E E - STORY B R I C K Holsk and Lot on 12th street wkst.be TWI KN north <; AND II STREETS, AT A It'I ION.-On MONDAY, the 25th instant,I shall sell, at 6 o'clock p. m.,in front of the premises, parts of Lots Nog. 25 and Vfi, in square No. 2>W, with th'* improvements, which are an excellent throe etorj Briek House.&c.. I?eiug No. 40. The property fronts feet (Ml 12th street, by W, feet deep, hounded on the side and near u .'i> feet alley, containing in nil aliout 5,515 loot. The property can be examined any time previous to salo i>y calling at the premises at 4 o'clock p. in. Terms: One-third cash; l>alaiic? in 6. 12. and 18 mouths, (or notes bearing interest from day of sale. A deed given and a deed of trust taken. Title indisputable. All coiive>ancing at the cost of the purchaser. mav 18 d A. GREEN, Auct. Bv A. GREEN, Auctioneer. I^HREF. BEAUTIFUL BUILDING LOTS on Third street west, between North D AN'tl E STREETS, AT AUCTION. ?On TUESDAY,the 2tHh instant, 1 shall sell in front of the premises, at 5 o'clock p. m., three handsome Building I .ots, front ing 24 feet li niches each on Third street west, l?e tween D and E stroet north, running lack to an al ley. Iieiug Lots H, I, and K, in Bailey's siiUIivision of original Lot No. a, in Suuare No. 570. This prop erty is lieautifullv situated 111 the most rapidl> im proving part of the city, and convenient to the Cap itol, Judiciary Square, and the Bailroad Depot.and presents many inducements to persons wishing to make a good investment. Terms: One third, cash; lmlance inf>. 12, and 1!1 months, for notes liearnig interest fiom the dHv of , sale. A deed given and a deed of trust taken. Title indisputable. mav IH-d A. G R F.EX. A nr'inneor. By A. GREEN. Auctioneer. _ L.E 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 Scwell and others are com plainants. and the administrators, widow, and heirs of John Brereton are defendants, being No. 1,152 in equity, the subscriber, as trustee, will expose to sale,at auction, to the highest bidder,on W EDN Es DAY, the 27th day of May instant, between the hours of lour and live o'clock in the afternoon, on tho premises, tho following vcrv valuable Lots, namely: Lots Nos. 4,5, and 11, hi Square No. 218, in the city of Washington. Terms: One-fourth of the purchase money in cash ; ami the residue at six, twelve, and eighteen months, for which the purchaser's l>onds, witn sure ty, bearing interest from the day of sale, will be re quired. and a lien retained on the lots sold. If the terms are not complied with within liveilays from the day of sale, the property will be resold, on sevon days'notioe, at the risk and cost of the de faulting purchaser. Deeds at the purchaser's oost. W. RE DIN. Trustee, may 5-3tawftdfl A. GREEN. Auctioneer. OME-MADE CAR RI AGES. We have on hand, of our own manufacture, a tine assortment ol all kinds of CA RRI ^Til AGES of the very best, latest, and mostVSRi* approved styles,and warranted in point of workmanship and matorial, to lie equal to any made in the city or Washington or any other city in the United States. We respectfully solicit a call from the citizens and strangers to exammcour work: as we are determined to let none surpass us cither iu qu"<ity of work or in low prices. We also do every kind or REPAIRING in awork nianli ke manner, and at reasonable puces. Old Carriages taken in part payment for new and at a fair price. SIMON FLYNN A CO. may 12-6ni D. E1C1ILEH, No. 5(tj SEVEiVT// STREET ^AL AV lietwcen D and E streets, west side, PRAC TICAL WATCHMAKER, keeps constantly on baud a line assortment of WATCHES and JEWELRY. a?l?i STOCK IN THE OLD DOMINION COAL COMPANY, RANAWA COUNTY, VA. Subscriptions will be received at the Banking House of ChuMi Brothers, for the remaining stock of the above oompany, lieiug three hundred sharss. The capital stock is ? I On,WO (dollars,! of which 07ii.i**i lias lieeti subscril>ed. The mines are now prepared for active operations, and 6 per cent, in terest will !>e guaranteed upou the stock now ofered for sole, by the urigiiial stockholders, for the period of two years. ^ Particulars in regard to the stock, and its prospects, will l>e made known upon application to CIiUBB BROTHERS. fan 27 P. P, DAN PR I PGR. Asen t._ Mrs. southworth's master piece, the Island Princess; Dr. Bronson's gem, the Widow of Toledo, both in the New York Ledger, may 2U Ft^RGUSON,4367th st"e -t._ avenue ami Block street, ikltimor*, MJ. mi 6-1? Dentistry, Ac. ENTISTRV. I? 0R-stkwien BAILY, Offimi:.\o. ihh Pkmssti.va si* Avkhc*. Tkrtt doors from \Uk iitrrtt. 'ffS* ioftv??nA?rmtheput.licth*t he I 9Jn fy? seen At all noura, at hit office, located as above. ! "5/^ experience of Kfteea ym' practice, with thelarge number of pHtiei.ts.ai.rf trMi J iV ,. difficult cases that he has treatwi success fully. will enable him to aurmoHnt an* ditfaoult* scientific or otherwise, relating to the Teeth. His own experience ooiituiiiiiu the opinion of many men eminent in the prnlessioii. and especially Drv flams and .1. and E. Pannly, has led him, long since, todi* card all m.ncurial prepiirntions tor Idling Teeth.also all Enamels, Gutta Perclia, India Kuiifier, and Ce ments lor the construction of Coiitmm.ua Uuni I eeth. nnd that i'orceiian, mounted on Gold Plate, la the wnly reliable substance that uitn be worn in the mouth, as was most conclusively shown by the last American Dental Convention. Although he Matters himself from his lo-ig resi dence and practice in Washington, he is favorably known to Ins numerous friends and patrons, he f>egs leave to reler them to the following ... TESTIMONIALS: From the late Hector of the Church of Epiphany of this city. Dr.SfKpnEN BAit.Y: DearSir?f desire to express my esteem for you personally,and my confidence in yon as a superior dentist. The operations executed for me have been highly satis factor*. I hope that >i>u may receive the patronage from my friends and the public tii.it your skill so well deserves. _ Yours very truly. \y ashington, Aug. 2fi, IjVjB. J. W. FRENCH. From one of the obtest fcrms in Baltimore, Messrs. I totes. Cotman At Co. Having employed l>r. Stephen Daily, Surgeon Den tist, of ?\ ashington 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 themost distinguished menil.ers of the Dental College of lialtimore, failed, after repented trials, to perform the same work satisfactorily, it gives me great pleasure to express my entiro confidence aud high estimation of hi* professional tkill. Baltimore, Jan. 12,1857. HAR.MANN BOGGS. Extract from a note received from the late Hon. John W. Clayton. S. Sexatk. Aug. lis 1856. I ne teeth you mado for me work aduurabiy ; noth ing could be better. Very gratefully, JOHN M.CLAYTON. To those that seek relief from the maladies of the teeth, I can cheerfully recommend Dr. S. Baily as a superior Dentist; lie made a set of porceiian teeth for one of my family, and plunged several teeth for uiy self, and the work has all stood well f<?r more than teuyears. _ ROBERT T. NIXON. * 111/ Va. Conf. of tlie M. E. Church South. April 19, 1836. \\ e, the undersigned, having had occasion to avail ourselves ol the professional skill of Dr. S. Bail*, Surgeon Dentist of this city, or navmg lieen cogniz ant of his operations ou our families or friends, take PL.e!V,ure ln expressing our admiration of his artistic skill, as wed as of the uniformly satisfactory manner hi winch he performs the most delicate and difficult operations in Dental Surgery,and we respectfully re commend linn to the confidence and patronage oi the public, of wiiich we consider him eminently worthy. I mom a a U. Waltkr. Architect I". S. Capitol. I homas Mii.lkh, M. D.,of Washing ton, 1). C. B. S. Boiiklk, M. D. of Geoigetowu, J). C. N. S.Lixcolx, M. D.. of Washington, D. C. Jos. II. HKADLET.of Washington, I). C, feb 2n DK. VILLARD, DKNTIST, LATE OF CHI CAGO,would respectlully inform the cit izens of the District and vicinity, that hav ing located himself in Washington, he is1 1 now prepared to perform all operations in his profes sion, in Uie most approved style. Offioe, No. 25n, Peiin. avenue, adjoining Gautier's. jan 2a ly 'J1 HE IMPROVED SK I'S OF TEETH. ,,PK. f-OOMIS, the inventor and patentee of Loomts' Mm'ral Plat* Teeth,n lri mi m', successfully introduced his improvement infcJte^gJ various cities, has now permanently estab-^-^JCDD lished himself in Washingtna. This improvement lor Sets of Teeth consists clnef ly in making a set of but one piece of material, and that indestructible mineral. No metal is used in their construction, and they are therefore free from pilvanicaction and metalic taste. There are no joints to Iteoonie tilled with moisture or paiticies of food, hence they are pur* nnd rlrnn. They are lighter, stronger, less clumsy, far more durable, and natural in their appearance. I will give a reward ol t >ne I housand Dollars to any one who wiil produce a similsr work of art to euual mine in purity, l*>auty durability, artistic excellence or any other requisite quality. All Work respousiMv warranted. 27ri Peons. avenue, l?etween llth and 12th streets, ap 1:4-1 y IhK- C. S. GOODMAN* , ?vR(* EO.V /) FSTIST, anJ Maxitfactixrkh of Aktificiai. Tkbth. Ilia complete arrangements enaUing him present the lollowinr reasonable prices- S**TTTT.> Entire Upper Sett Teeth, <m Gold ^.S^ito^i Do do do on Silver 12to# tJne or more, on Gold.. 2 r<? Bo on Silver l to s Filling, Extracting, Removing Tarter ; also. Re pairing at the same reaiioiiaUe rates. Ail operations executed in such a manner as to give everv satisfac corner bth street and avenue. ap 3 I^O AI.Ij THAT VALUE THKIR SIGHT, JOHN TOBIAS, PRACTICAL OPTIC IA wishes to call the attention of all thai sutler with defective sight, oHiisetl by age, sick ness, ami particularly from glasses injudiciously se lected, to fua superior SPECTACLES and <i I, \SS KS carelully ground by himself to a true spherical accuracy, and brilliant transparency, suited precise ly and beneficially to the wearer, according to the concavity or convexity ol the eye. Very numerous are the ul effects caused to the precious organ of sieht Irom the commencement of using glasses m not being precisely suited, by the use of an Optome ter; and tlie practice of many years enables him to measure the local disease of the eyes, and such glasses that are absolutely required will be furnish ed with precision and satislaclion. JOHN 1'OBIAS acknowledges the very liberal encouragement already obtained. a:;d further solicits the patronage of those who have not yet availed themselves of his aiJ. Persons that cannot conveniently call, by sending the glasses in use. and state how many inches they cri-i read this print with their spectacles, can be sup pliod with such as will improve their aight. Iiiiiumerabla testimonials to he seen ; and referen ces given to many who have derived the greatest ease and comfort from h;s glasses. Circulars to lie had gratis, at his office. No. r?12 Seventh street, three doors from Odd Fellows' Hall upstairs. ' ?s?,. Tk. a . i No*fo1*' September 7, law. ii ' he Spectacles you made for inesnitvery well, and seem to have improved my sight more than any othor 1 have lately tried. L1TT. W. TAZEWELL. I have tried a pair of Spectacles obtained from Mr. I obias, and hnd them of great assistance toiny sight, and corresponding with Ins description of the focus 1 recommend him as a skilful optician. HENRY A. WISE. Having been induced by a friend to visit the estab lishment of Mr. Tobias for the purpose of trying Ins glasses. I was furnished by him with a pair slightly colored blue, which have ailorded me more relief and gratification than any I have ever tried. My sight, originally very good, was injured by writ ing anil reading at night, frequently to a very late hour; but with the aid of these glasses I can study almost as late as ever, ami that too without the pain I have previously suffered. JOHN WILSON, I Ate Commissioner Gen'l Land Office. Dec. 11, 1856. 1 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 been much l>enefited by them. GEO. P. SCARBIRGH. May 5th, ia%. 1 was recommended to Mr. John Tobias as a skil ful optician ; and as J have eyes of remsrkabie pecu liarity, I was gratified to find that Mr. Tobias seem ed to oomprehend them by inspection nnd some slight measurement, and he lias made me a pair of Specta cles that suits me admirably. A. 1*. BUTLER. July 11, 185C. Wit. Ming to x. N. C., Jan. 17,1354. Mr. J. Tobias. Dear Sir: I ain happy to say that the Spectacles which f obtained from you last week are entirely satisfactory. From au inequality in the visual range of my eyes, 1 have heretofore found great dilltciilfv in getting glasses of the proper focal distance. It atfords me pleasure to state that, by the aid of your optometer, this ditficuity has been happi ly obviated, so that the glasses you furnished me are ifecideiUy the fieat adapted to my eyes of any I have ever yet used. Very respeotfully, jours, R. B. DRANE, Rector of St. James's Parish. Dxpabtmrnt or Iwtcrtos, May 8,18.55. From natural defects and the unequal range of my eyes. I have been compelled to use glasses (or 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 for me, which I have found to servo me perfectly. By the use of his optometer he is enabled to adapt glasses moat minutely to the eve. I most cheerfully recommend Mr. Tobias to all having occasion to use glasses, and l?ear my testimony as to his skill as an optician. HENRY E. BALDWIN, Ass't Seo'y to sign I?and Warrant*. P. S. OPERA GLASSES of great variety, TEL ESCOPES and MICROSCOPES, WATCH-MA KER GLASSES, and many other articles ta this line at very low prioes constantly on hand. jy IMy] LOCKS! CLOCKS!! CLOCKS!!-Just opened vy this dev. a great many new styles olnn CLOCKS. Good Tnnepieoes, warranted, aaF^ low asftl 5ft. I Abo, CLOCK MATE RIALS, such as Oils.j Cord*, Balls, Keys, Weights, Glasses, Hands,' Spring*, 4o.. at J. ROBI itsON '? Great Clock Emporium, 349 opposite ay S Sm Bwrar Hotel, THE WEEKLY STAR. Thia exoe!l?it Family a?d N?w? Jowrrmt ?e taining a greater variety of interesting reading than can he found u> Mi other?is published om Saturday morning. mm. Single copy, Mr annum 9' *5 _ TO CM7W. Fire copies ? aO T*? Copies a ao , Twtot) oopiee... ...... 15 1*1 uZT'Cash. t*VARiAStT t* advawcb. B> subscribing in clubs raised mam neighbors Without the intervention of a mail aj|ent. m will t* pereeived, twenty per aent. of the Webbly St*? will be aaved. It invariably oontama the " W ash ington New*" that has made tne Daily StaK airou tr-? ?eo'rai,lr thioughout tba country. ..ll^Singie copies uu wrappers) oan be procured at the oounter, immediately altar tba issue of the Paper. Pnco-THUEa Cbst*. Po?twa?th** who act aa agents will be allotrad a eowiinii?imiot twenty par eent. Piano?, 4kc. piANU FORTE INSTRUCTION. Mr. W. II. PALMEH oontmufi to add new mem tiers to his classes. Apply to Mr. PaI. ii i ? ? MKR, at his lt.?>ms.over Farnham'^fC ? n>l Ho??k*tore, Tuesday, W ednesday, Kri ?? ? ? ? ' da*.and J*Muril*>, between Vandt p. ra. Terms $:> per quarter. aaSS-tf V'OCAL Ml MC.-Mn. FRANKLIN, Teacher of Muaio. having vacant honre for a few mora Scholars, requests thoee l-adies wn<> ara desirous of Ih-iuk periected in Ballad Singiag. or i>pera Muse, to lav ><f her with ?ui earl) application. Term* mad* kuown at her residenoe, ?lo b atreet. l>elween ?tli and luth, and at the Music Stores of Mr. Davia, and Metxerott. ? ayt Srn rjOLU MKUAL PKKMll'M ...... PIASO POHTFS. WILLIAM KNAHK, (Senior partner in tha lata firm of K*abe. Gaehik A Co., Continue* the manufacture and tale of f rand and square I'lANM KOH I'KS, undertlie narm ?. ol Wnliaiu Knatw A Co., at the old stmid.lBra No*. I. 3, 5 and 7 North Kutsw atreet op "I' * ? * t>o?ito the Eutaw House, Baltimore. They have also just opened a new Salea Room at Baltimore street, tietween Charlea and Light streets, on the premise* partly occupied by Mr. Ilenr* MeCafferv aa a music store. where they will keep constantly on tiaiid a large asaort inent of plain and highly finished grand and square Hiano Korles - also. Melodeon*. from the t?eef makers, from 4 to .5 octave. some with double key -Iwards, double reel,, aul stop* to suit small churches. Being extensively engaged in the man u fact a re ot Pianos, we will at* 11 wholesale and retail, on tha most liberal terms. Our Pianos were awarded the highest premium (gold medalist the Fairs of the Maryland Institute two successive ye?#a?October. 1BV>. and IKSR?in op position to fourteen and eighteen pianos f rom %om* ot the l<e*t makers from New York. Boston and Bs' timore. We were also awarded the brst premium at the Indnsthal Exhibition held in Richmond. Vir 11ma. IhV> and 1K.W. Tbev have also Iteen awarded the highest premium (silver medal) at the Metro politan Mechanics' Fair for 1857. In addition to this we are in p<iaaaaaion af teatimo nials from the most distinguished professors and amateur* in the country, winch can he seen at our warerooms. spunking for themselves and others of the high appreciation in whioli our instruments are every where held. Ail instrument* are guaranteed for five years, and a privilege of exchange is granted within the first stx in rnths from t he day of sale if the instruments do not ^ive entire fcatisfaction. Wholesale dealer* will find it to their advaotaga to Kivc us a call before purchasing. Pianos exchauged, hired, and tuned. mar Ifr-ty \VM. KN'ABE * CO. 'Tm ning and k7:<;7 [.atin<; of piano 1 FORTES. VICTOR BECKF.R returns his thanks for th? lilieral patronage tiestowed on him, a--'^*? i liegs leave to inform the inueieal oominu >i I rl"} nity of thi* city tliat he is al?-?ys ready to* * ? ? ? ? attend, at the shortest notice, tnail orders left for htm at Joll.x F. Ellis's Piano Store. Pennsylvania av enii*. I?etween 9th and inth streeta. Washington. Wolfe's celebrated method, by which he tunes. i? acknowledged theliest hi Europe,Com'.Mniucextreme correctness with durability; many of the best pei former* of this cit* have testified to its excellence, and one trial has alwaya lieen found sufficient to es I iablii.li it. mar 9-eolm* r'HlNA, GLASS AND (jj'EENSWARE. R. H. MILLER. SON k CO.. i Importers direct from Liverpool to Aleacan- MTj dna, beg leavetocall theattention of dealers. hotet-keepers, and others of Washington and I jeorgetown. to their stocks of t? O O D 8. wW which.for extent and varietjr. will oompare favorably with any eslal>lishnient in the Eastern oitiea. The connexion of their senior partner with tha manufacturers of Europe and the I nited States for upwards of thirty > ears, has given him advantages in the purchase of gooda equal, if not anperior. toaay house in the trade. An inspection of goods and prices will satisfy ail parties that purohases oan be immIs of them upon the most favorable terms. French China Dinner Seta, gilt and decorated French China Dinner Seta, gold tend and plain wlota French China Vases, Pitchers, Toilet Sets, 4 c. French China Tea Sets, Cups and Sauoers, and other articles of Teaware And Dinner Ware, separate from sets IndiaCnin* Dinner Sets,and separateartioiaa always on hand White Granite Ware in every variety, in seta,and separate from nets, as may lie deaired Blue Printed or Liverpool Ware, the *aine Common Edged, White and Rockingham Ware, in full supplv. Cnt. Preaaed. Plain, and Moulded Glaaa Ware from the t>eat establishments in the Eastern and Weataru States, which will tie sold by the package or other wi?a Expcr?enced packeri employed. Gooda Diit up t>? us can l>e transported by anv m<>de without oreakage. Fare fry the steamlioats from Washington to Alex andri*. almost lu>uriy. 12S cents eacn way. A quai ter of a dollar Ulus spent may aave inau> dollars dec 1 (VTOTICE.?C. R. L. CROWN k CO. *r- re 1^1 reiving daily some of thehnest Fl RNI-ff\ TL RE ever offered in this market, which we\*A invite the attenti<m ol those in want, as we assure them the> can save at leaat In per cent. I 1 I Namely ? Handsome carved mar tile top Bnream and Tablea Roaewoodand walnut Tete a TetM, Sofaa Wardroftes, Chairs of all kinds. Cherry and poplar Tat?lee. Mattreaaa. hair, corn top, and huak; Comtorta. Blankets, Bedsteads, hi^h and low poat. Rocking Ctiairs, oane and wiMMl-aeats. Cushions for Chairs, Settees, Clocks of all kinds. Extension Tables. Sideboards, What-not. Glaesea of all kinds, some extra tne Carp#a. Cottage Sets. Ruirs, Waiters. (?lass Ware. Crockery W are of all kinds. Feather and Faucy GtK>dsof all kind*. And other G?*>ds too numerous tomentnm to whu-h we invite the attention of housedeepers and otheis, as we are determined to sail for carh or to puuctu&l customers. C. R. L. CROWN & CO., cor. of 6th atteet and Penn. ave. P. S.?We shall still continue our regular aalea on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturdav, both morning and evening, in front of our atore. Consignments *uL cited, and in all cases advances made when reuuirej. C. R. L. C. A CO.. ap2S-tf (Intel) Auctioneers. MANTELS. A'F. IF A XD BEAUTIFUL STYLF. manufactured front Slate Stone, b? the West Castie ton Slate Company. Vt. These Afantels are enamel ? I . a i.-ss vnkl? i? A I ? RIIU in ner mo and desirable M ARBl.Es. Tua.imitations are so perfect that thev challenge the closest scrutiny. They are no highly polished that they retain their lieantv much longer tnan marble ; are not iniuied by amolca, coal gas. or acids, and can l>e aold much cheaper than any others in market. Price raafmg from ? 125 to ?12. Architects, Builders, and others are invited to cat and examine samples at No. 512 Seventh street. 3 doors below Odd Fellows' Hall, up stairs. aept 12?ly T. M. HANSON. Agent. SHOES AND GAITERS.?Just received a very tine assortment of SHOES and GAlT-^|jfm ERS. winch I well sell very cheap. Lsdi?*'BB| fine Gaiters fl to $1.25. Gent's fine Shoesf and Gaiters ??. ??.*', Boy s Shoes SI. * \lways onnand, an assortment of my own make o| work which 1 wilt sell cheap for ?"{|.ORRKfrp No. 3i2 Pa. ar., bet. I2th and lSth sts.. north swia. may I5-Iw . ja? AV PARTIES AND BALLS. ICE CREAM and WATER ICES of tha best uuaut) and of all havors furnished to May Partie^ F.xcursionists, Pic Nics, Hotels, and Families, at the loa- price of $1.5" per gallon. Also, a great variely of PLAIN anil FANCV CAKES may l<e found constantly on haml at th?% PHILADELPHIA STORE, corner of 12th aiut F streets. tmr 2 1m* \|ERCER POTATOES. ? Just reoeived m<? 1*1 bushels prime white Mercer Potatoes, select - etl expressly for family trade. Also, a lot of sugar-cured Maryland Hams.isma.i size. I Sugar-cured Breakfast Middling, Smoked Beef. Shoulders, Ac. My customer* and others would do well to call early and examine the Potatoes, as I wish to oIosa them out at a small advance, to make rooia for an other lot. FRANCIS MILLER. Family Grooer, may 9-2w ??1 F street, cor. of 12th. ? OSEPH GAWLER,CABIN ET MAKER AND J Fnuertaker.?Read* made Cof-^?tj hn? cmiKtantlv on hand. Funerals at tended to, ami interments procured in , the diflerent Cemeteries, h uniiture of every de scription made to order. Old Furniture Repaire,f ?nd varnished. W are-Rooms 182 Penn.avenue. be tween 17th and 18th streets. aar 2SAtt? Cir\RLOTTK BRONTE.-The life of Chariot ? Hroute, autlior of "Jane E>ra," Shirley.?? " Villette." by E. C. Gaskell,author of " Mary Bar ton," " Ruth, etc.; 2 vola. $1 Jo. Just published, and for sal eat p TAYLOR A MAURY'S, may 13 Bookstore, near 9th street. IVTOTICE?NOTICE.?I haveafewof those ekwi 1\ Tt>l LET SETS on hand, whioh 1 wish^Mfl to cUtse out, and will sell at cost. Alao.i GOB LETS and other G LASS \V A R E, thatl must be sold preparatory to a change in my business. All that want to buy cheap, please No. 3iW, between 9th and 10th streets, renn avenue. febn?am JOHN MeDF.VITT DU PONTS GUNPOWDER. I am all times supplied with all the various kinds of DU PON'TS GUNPOWDER, and am prepared to supply the same in any quantity to parties wanting, on the moat favorable terms. W. ALBERT KING. Agent for the District of Col urn tua. No. 35 High street, may 12-tf (IntaLAStataa) Georgetown, P. C I^F.NTLEMEN'9 DRESS SHIRT*.-Oaraap "mwpK" may ?-*tit Saissrooiu Bruvaa Hot*