Newspaper of Evening Star, May 26, 1857, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated May 26, 1857 Page 1
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VOL. IX. WASHINGTON, D. C., TUESDAY, MAY 2(?, 1857. NO. 1,358. THE EVENING STAR ia prBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOOX, IEXCEPT SUNDAY,) AT THE STAR BUILDINGS. a/ P?**i|i/mi8 mvHue, and lit* strut, Br W. D. WALLAC1I, an<1 ia serv?d to aubaorihera by carnars at SIX AND A QUARTER CENTS, payaNa weekly to tha Acenta; paper* served in packax*? at 3?X ocnta per month. To mail aubaoribera tha anbeoription pnoe is THREE DOLLARS AND FIFTY CENTS a ;?ir ia adcanet, TWO DOLLARS for aix m<>atha,and ONE DOLLAR for three montha;for [??* than three month ? at tha rate of UK oentx a week. rrr single coriEs one cent. THE PANTHER FOILED. Narrow Escape of an Old Hooter. Old Ben Whoaton. who lived in Brier Valley, abut two iniles from the Susquchannah river, was an inveterate lover of forest sports. He, lik? most of th# early settlers of Otsego, had ?e leeted ? farm fr<in the hill lands, leaving the broad swamp flats for hunting grounds. His chanty was erected on a small s'ream in Brier Valley, which is now called, after his names Uheaton Creek. Tho rnoit of his time was ex tended in journeys through the foreat. frequent ly in company with a far-famed Mohawk In dian. named Anton?; but sometime* Ben loved to pursue hi 3 * ports without a companion. And well he might, for he did not need a guide. Every nook. dell, crevice and cave, from the Otsego Like to the month of the Delaware river, wad familiar to Ben Wheaton, and he had often pursued his game to almost every part of that country He chiefly bunted the wolf, as well for profit as for sport, for government paid a silver dollar, in the shape of a bounty, on every .-kin. B?n? upon increasing his store of coin, old B?n, one fine sutnunr morning, ghiuldered his rifl^. and taking bid knapsack, containing a sufficient supplv of corn-calro and dried veni son, he cross-l the Susquehannih. and took hts way towards Franklin Mountain, which Ii-\? between the villages oJ"0?.?*go and Franklin. The day was sultry, and by the time he had accomplished one half the a.?cent of the moun tain, he concluded that he needed a rest. He therefore took a soat upon a moss-covered log. near a spring, and ate his luncheon. The still e>!itn 1". the balmy air, together with the sing irg of birds and the lazy hum of the bee, final ly lulled the hunter to repose. Ho must have slept long; for when he mtukf the sun whs de clining far westward, and a few ripples of gol H"n light lingered on the tree tops, which ho first n.-ted after clearing a m iss of dry leaves fp?m his f we which he thought had blown there; hut iu attempting to rise, however, he discover ed hin)"?c!t completely buried in them. Now. it is a notorious fact that the panther ?* ill cover a sleeping or dead body, and leave it j f< r a time, but only eventually to return and ' d*." our it The instant Ben awoke, therefore. | th' tru'h flashed upon hi< mind that a panther j had found and concealed him, and that the b"i?* might at that moment be watching him. ready to make the fearful spring. Ma arose quickly, seixed his rifle, that rested against a tree, an i hi-ilv throwing together smie large i ] ie.es of dc'avod ?m, and covering them with leaves, he climbed a tree and waited pa- 1 t'?ntly tho panther's coming. He had not to wait long. Presently he saw it?a she one? { stealing along with cat-like tread, and with twa j rubs behind her. which she hid in soma brush wood. Dropping herself on the ground, sho crept slowly toward her expected prey. la<hing the eartiv with her tail, anl her eyes glowing like coals of fire. The appearance of thin's. h wever, did not seem to satisfy her, bnt she ?prang up, elevated her back ami threw herself 1 u;>on her supposed vicliin with a wild veil. Tft' wood an i leaves fl^w about in every direc tion. and for a moment the panther seemed pilsiel by rage. Suddenly she leaped *>ide. dr pt her tail, and jeered around among the brushwood; then raising her eyes upwards, ttairly emitting sparks offire in her anger.) she e :?untered tho hunter's gaze fixed upon her. With another screech more terrible than the first. *Le prepared to spring toward him. when w-.fh an aim that seldom failed, old Ben fired, an I she fell, tearing the oarth with her claws. The shot was fatal. Our adventurous hunter reloaded the empty barrel, and waited for her companions to come , up. but none arrived, so ha killed the cubs and bailt afire This was a neeessarv proceeding, f >r the sua had set, and th? darkening shadows of night were creeping into the landscape. With true backwood s audacity, he relied upon hi- fire for protection from further quadrupedal prowlers, and stretching him-elf, with his foct to the burning wood, on tha leaves thai had be fore eorere-i h:tn. he once more resigned him self to the embrace of Morpheus. He ofti;n af terwards characterised the escape as the nar rowest oa? he had ever experienced.?_Y. Y'. Tim* . The Brorses Com it?It is ra?h?r singular, ro:s< denng th? number of Observatoriea we have In this country. that so little att-nt!ou has been paid by any of th*m to the sobjfet of the comets ef *ho t periiMl which have recently visited u> ; ?'id of the one r>artlcularly of a long period, yet looked fr>r, with uinrty degree* ?,f tail. This last. wnether it strikes the earth or not. would j ? "eate a desolating hur. icane even if it only parsed nea* us. The wind of a cannon ball has U*en j known ti? kill a man What would be the effect "f a gale blowing at the rate of 1,:#iO.UO miles an ! h- nr. or eighty times faster than a telegraph inea- j "iie i* t anstiiitt' d. (for that w.n the spe?-d of the cm-**t of I - 13.) we leave to lie detc mined by that r Id" <>f calculator* who have furnuhed the French j j "1 At..i aa pre->> with profound wtim"?!ea of 1 ??" airy notbiugneas of the wandering orba. It ?? "??tainly retna*k"ib!e that in all the speculations wnleh have published as yet, with but two | eiceptioaa?one a leading journal in Paris and a n ther in N. w York? the fait that wind in mo ' >n U a destructive ayent, Las l*en wholly i^u oat of view. It is prowd that a comet is without ?nsible density So U air ia its ordinary form ??'id in its daily action np.in u* when not in mo 'i ?n But it is a very dangerous article when it "W- epa al tag at the rale of one hundred iniles an hour, and warn it acts upon a vaeuum it ;a with ? power btrong t-.nou^jh to lift ni?'inia,ns. The cnm?t of whi?"h we are now speaking is rapidly departing from our sv*t"iu->. which it v .-Its onc? in five and a half years, and it can yet ?' seen through an ordinary low power teleM;ope. we shall p-esently explain. It mi discovered hva Danish astronomer of the name of Hro -*n, a: Kiel. In l<Hl It hadaround :-h nebulosity wiibont any indication of either i l'leas or tail. It wi<diw)v?r>-?t io thfinstrl. 1 .tt >n of Pisces on the .-lib of February of that VM'- The observations were not as numerous aa deni able, but f-om such calculations as could b^ iu:?de by tl?e ablest astronomers at the time ita n-j' arrival at perihelion was fixt-d as pro)?able "i s-pt-intier or November 1851. But though :?nx;ou?ly so?j^ht for it was not then found This circumstance induced the b. lief that iu pc :<mI tiid ti.-en ine*rre<-tly calcula'ed. The element* "I the elliptic curve w^-e then aubaitnted for ' ,os? of the parabola, and 'h'-y were ascertained ' ? :i^ree with th- pa'h in the heavens which this eumet had described. Its period Was thru cor rected to ten years, and the astronomers who a d fir it arco din^!\*. detected it in it< riijiit f.ace or n-arly so on the lath of March last iu or Ari:-s ^ It was also seen at th** Harvard Ob -??rvato-v. There was great anxiety felt to deter iinnr the rrmarkable form of this comet's orbit, which was aff *cted by a nearapp'oach to Jupiter, ?'ad it i> now ?;.at!fl-?l. Its dimensions are well a certain-d Its aphelion is. aj-co ?liiiv? to c. W. 1 Jftk\ of Newburyp?Kt. beyond the orbit of Ju |-;ter more than ?Ki*h.i?jd miles. At its perihe i on it w^% just within the orbit of Vena*. Its ^"??centric motion is mostly iu right ascension. ' Is distance on the relestial equator In aa ea..ter lv direction f-om the meridian passing through t j- vr.nal equiuox.) tj.-.ujf about lifieva minutes ?inly from w *st to east. O.I thesth instant it was nearest the earth, or twenty milliont of miles distant, though invi>i bie to the nased eye, and rar.id'.y rt?reding. But i ? persona who have a telescope?one <.f a low |^>w-, will do very w. II??nay In- able to see it Wore it di*appea.s. It is now in the con*te!la> tu?n of the (i.tal B-ir, {Una Major ) It w.us ' a'>>ut twelve dsy* since seen midway l*tween Oiirrou and Pi. two of the eighty-seven sta.s . ueloujjinjj t<> this constellation, and which, with ?v'.li'*.- star*, a* ojr readers well know, take their ?? ?*h-? from the Greek alphabet. When their i n wr exceeds that of the k-tte-s of this alphabet t i*ii in- Roman alphabet is used, and when this is exhausted number* are resorted to. ??5,|T|r* Actisk; ?Dur. r? some private the ? , '>T^ll*li,t Hi-^ kro. k. a ^entlnnan. well k.iown i > ll ibirn evlunteered to eaact the part of Kd r * / S-v * Jf*c,a dl Lammermoor" of Doui i , audien e b*e?m: entranced by Mr. ? ? ?* the Kra Poco; i,ut alas .' the W - XL ' ,AltT"U,, S10U ,VV?U"" Changrd. ^ K1'?'do plumed 11 j?e?apo I > J h:* d *pa<rin ' U>*om he t?e rVm,^Tui'Ufifl^ with- thTch^aete^? to W a con c.jM**se, and Inflicted upon himself a '' a most serious character. Theronster ..^?nrhat be mo - easily imagined 11 scrjlesi Tl?e accident is said to have >~~ii eawstd hy reason of l.?te in t uxn-.u of death "??n? m!M:n 1 m^er than that gene all> by fcf a sH^T,? Sgljn faCl- * c?rvln? kmIe> w * ?Uie<to? Bti/au y$tet LttHr. The Bbai tt or Rocks.?And truly, at first sight, there is such refusal in their look, and their shattered walla and crests seem to rise in a gloomy contrast with the soft waves of bank and wood beneath; nor do I mean to press the mere fact that, as we look longer at them, other lines become perceptible because it might be thought no proof of their beauty that they need ed loug attention in order to be discerned. But I think this much at least ia deserving of our notice, a? confirmatory of foregone conclusions, that the forms which in other things are pro duced by rough fracture, when rough fractu re is to be the law of existence. A rose ia rounded by its own soft ways of growth, a reed is bowed into tender curvaturc oy the pressure of the breoie; but we oould not from these have proved any resolved preference by naturo of'curvod lines to others, inasmuch as it might always have been answered that the curves were pro duced, not for beauty's sake but infallibly, by the laws of vegetable existence; and, looking at broken flints or rugged banks afterwards, we might have thought that we only liked thecurved lines because associated with life and organism, and disliked the angular ones because associa ted with inaction and disorder. Hut nature gives us in these mountains a more clcar demonstration of her will. She is here driven to make fracturc the law of being. She cannot tuft the rock-edges with mo&, or round them by water, or hide them with leaves and roots. She is hound to produce a form, ad mirable to hum in beings, by continual break ing away of substance. And behold?so soon as sho is compelled to do this?she changes the law of fracture itself. 4i Growth," she seems to say, " is not essential to my work, nor con cealment, nor softness; but curvature is: and if I must pro-luce my forms by breaking them, the fracture itself shall be in curvcs. If, in ftevl of dew and sunshino. the only instruments I am to use are the lightuingand the frost, then their forked tongues and crystal wedges shall still work out my laws of tender line. Devas tation instead of nurture may be the task of all . my elements, and age after age may only pro lung the unrenovated ruin; but the appoint ments of typical beauty which have been made over all creatures shall not therefore be aban doned; and the rocks shall be ruled, in their perpetual-perishing, by the same ordinances that dircot the bending of the reed and the blush of the rose."?Ruslin. What Becomes ok the Old Pianos??The question has been settled as to what becomes of * all the pins and all the bonnets', wo now shall ! endeavor to settle the question as to the fate of ; all the pianofortes. A few days ago our friend and correspondent, | the " Irish Rooster,', was standing at tho corner ! of Baltimore and Charles streets, conversing with several friends, when a furniture wagon passed with a miserable, woc-begone, worm eaten pianoforte?one of the Clamenti structure, five octaves and no iron about it. save light screws and brads. Our Irish friend immedi ately took off his hat as a mark of respcct for the ; venerable representative of past ages, exclaim ing: ?? The top of the morning to ye, ould friend ! may you live for ever and a day after ! Where, in the name of the ouldast inhabitant, did that magnificent instrument come from?'' '? It is mine." said David Shaw, stepping up. '? I've just bought it at auction." " Anl why the divil did yer spend yer money on such a venerable trap as that?" " It's the ?ame piano that was used in the family of General Washington," replied Shaw, winking to the company; *' as a venerable re lie, I aia proud to own it." '? Bah ! ' exclaimed the Rooster, " that's the ould story; " Ive aeon fifty Washington pianos in my time. Be dad, but I'll relave yer of yer responsibility, and givo yer two dollars for tho crather." " Done," said Shaw?" it's a bargain?al-j though I hate to part with the relic. It's a superior instrument, considering its age; but, you know, some things improve on age." " Exactly," replied the Rooster?" wine, but ! not pianofortes and women." Tho parties followed the wagon to Shaw's, where the jrreat sura of $2 was paid for the " last piano '?the Rooster paying fifty cents extra for its transportation to" his dwelling? and a trifle for refreshments. A clear bill of sale having b*en made out and the trausfor made, Shaw thus addressed the purchaser: Tom. you've been bit?I've made one hun dred per cent, out of my speculation?that ex traordinary piano cost me out one dollar." ?'Divil a bit of a #<// is it," exclaimed the Rooster, laughing; " I intend placing it in an auction store, whero's it's accustomod to be. and let it stay there until they pay me at least h dollar to remove it; then it goes into my cellcr, for it's kindling wood that my wife has Injen wanting for many a day. So good luck to trade." ?Bnltimure Dispatch. Where Does Wood Come From'?If re were to take up a handful of soil and examine it under the mioroscojte, we should probably find it to contain a number of fragments of wood, small broken piecos of the branches, or leaves, or other parts of the tree. If we could examine it chcmbally, we should find yet more strikingly that it was nearly the same as wood in it? com position. Perhaps, then, it may be said, the young plant obtains its wood from tho earth in which it grows' The following exj>erimcnt will show whether this conjecture is likely to bo correct or not. I Two hundred pounds of earth were dried in an oven, and afterwards put into a large earthen vessel; the earth was then moistened with rain water. and a willow-tree, weighing five pounds, was planted therein. During the space of five years, the earth was carefully watered with rain- water or pure water. The willow grew and flourished, and, to prevent the earth being mixed with fresh earth, or dirt being blown '< upon it by the winds, it was covered with h metal plate full of very minute holes, which would exclude everything but air from getting access to the earth below it. After growing in the earth for five years, the tree was removed, and, on being weighed, was found to have gained one hundred ?ud sixty four pounds, as it now weighed one hundred and sixty-nine pounds. And this estimate did not,1 include the weight of the leaves or dead branch es which in five years fell from tho tree. Now ' came th? application of tho test. Was all this 1 obtained from tho earth? It had uot sensibly I diminished; but. in order to make the exper- ' nicnt conclusive, it waj again dried in an over and put in the balance. Astonishing was the result the earth weighed only two ounce? less ! than it did when the willow was first planted in it yet the tree had gained one hundred and xirtjj-four uou.ids. Manifestly, then, the wood thus gained in this spaeoof time was not obtain- ! od from the earth : we are therefore compelled to repeat our question, ' Where does the wood come from? ' We are left with only two alternatives; the water with which it was re freshed. or the air in which it lived. It can be clearly shown that it was not due to the water; we are. consequently, unable to resist the i*?r plexing and wonderful conclusion, it was do rived from the air. Can it be > Were tb< >se great ocean-spaces of wood, which are as old as man's introduction into Eden, and wi*ve in their vast but solitary l uxuriance over the fertile bills and plains of ^outh America, were these all obtained from the thin air ? W ere the particles whish unite to form our battle-ships. Old Englaud's walls ot wood, ever borne the world about, not only on wings of air, but actually as air themselves ? W as the firm table on which I write, the chair on which I rest, the solid floor on which I tread, and much of the house in which I dwell, once in a form which I could not as much as lay my finger on, or grasp in my hand ? Wonderful truth' all this was air.?Life of a Tree. Additional information received from the Northern eountiea of Michigan f Jilv eon rms ttie p-evio'i* accounts of definition existing there. I Coiit ibntions for the relief of the sufferer*, both fiiQ Detroit and th?* interior of the State, are be i g freely received a.id forwarded by the Execu tive Committee appointed H the xeoeat meeting of the clUiene. OFFICIAL. TEiiinr Department, March 12,1857. Notice is hereby Riven to holders of stock of the loans of the United States, that this department will purchase the same until the 1st day of June next, unless the sum of $1,510,000 shall be previously ob tained, and will pay, in addition to the interest ao erued 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 o?nt. For the stock of 1847 and 1848, a premium of 16 per cent.; and for ths stock of 1859, commonly called Texas Indemnity Stock, a premium of6 per cent. Certificates of stock transmitted to the depart mcnts, under this notioe, 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 l?y 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 be expressed in the letters accompa nying Lh? certificates. HOWELL COBB, mar 13-dtIstJune Secretary of the Treasury. FOR RENT AND SALE. ~ I?OR S \ LK?On liberal terms, a new nnd desira ble BRICK DWELLING, on south side of north L street. lwtw?en 4th and 5th weft, and a com fortable FR AM E DWELLING. No. 451, on north sid-^ of north K street, between fith and 7th west. Also, the s.juare of GROUND No. 18!!, containing 84.471 f?ct, at 3 cts. por fwit. Apply at No. 5127th street. mav 19-tf POLLARD WEBB. Agent. I 7* OR SALE?At a be ream. and on very easy terms, a TRACT **F LAND, suitable for a dairy farm, or other j"irposes. and within 3 miles of Washington city. For particulars apply at No.512 (?'d ?t<?r? ?7th street. may 16 tf POLLARD UK BR. F|M)R RENT.?The HOUSE on G street, betwoen 19th and ?*n wircets. First Ward, formerly occu pi"d by Lieut. Harrison. It is nearly new, well fin ished, and has all the modern improvements, witi; Carnage-house and Stable. servant's room alsiva. Anplv to WM. BROWN.next door . may 13-tf C*Q|t SALEw?Hj RESIDENCE cNitlM ooraarof I New Jersey avenue nnd C street south. Capitol Hill, frontinc on th? avenue lt>2 foet 9 inches, and on C street sou t n '2T>1 feet 11 luchos, and containing nearly square feet. m^r 8-tf _ W. F. PHILLIPS. IIM)R SALE, at a l?r?:tn, a new and desirable Brick DWELLING HOUSE, together with a Lot adjoining it on the south, and richly set with ahrubbery, fruit trees, vines, flowers, &r., situated on the northeast corner of 4th street west and M st. north,and in a rapidly improving part of the cttv. The view is commanding, and has mud" the location very desirable. Pnoe, ? : one-third hi cr.sh, the Ijwlance hi two yrars with interest. Also for sain, a iarze an?i convenient Brick Dwell ing, No. 457. and si'nated on the west side of lftth street, l-etween F. and F streets north. Apply at No, 512 (2d story ) 7th street. POLLARD WEBB, may 6 tf Real Estate A?ent. >K SAI.K?<>n accommodating terms. thr??e new and comfortable BR iCK DWELLINGS. Nos. 7V..3A1, and 2rv>, situated on the west side of New Jerser avenue, between F and G streets north. Price for each $l.ti00. and will lie Hold separately to different D?rsons, or ail toon" person, if wanted. Also. I*?r sale at low prices, two comfortable FRAME DWELLINGS, Nos. 116 and 118, situated onnortu side of Kast Capitol street, and u-ai the Capitol. Apply at No. 512<2d story I 7th s'reet. POLL Alt I) WEBB, ap 3" lm Ilea! Estate Agent. I^OR SALE OR bTlIvTV?THE DESIRABLE I RESIDENCE on the corner of 1' nnd 21st sts., together with the Ground* surrounding it. The House contains sixteen rooms, has ?as throughout, and furnaoe. The stablo will f?o sold or rented with the house if desired. The lot the house stands on is flPlnr 1*5 feet, but the purchaser can have more land if desired. Also, for Sale?The LOT OF GROUND on the corner of F nnd 19th stress. an<f LOTS on I'Jtli.ncar F street. Apply to CIIL BB BROTHERS. ap S -tf _ \VALUALE FARM FOR SALE-5S2Kacres of good FARMING LAND, situated in the County of Fauquier, Virginia, on the Alexandria and Orange Railroad, a few yards from Wnmatoa Junction; within nine miles by Railroad from the County Seat, and only two hours travel from the cities of Washington and Alexandria. The Fartnis in a high state of cultivation, and is abundantly sup plied with water and tiintar, and has much excellent meadow land. Churches, Mills, and good neighbors within a short distance. For further information apply to JAMES MOB ROW, Esq., on the place, or to the suhtcrilmr at his Broker's Office, n<*ar Brown's Hotel, Washington City, mar 24 ROBERT MORROW. |?AKM FOR SALE-A I ARM. containing 16? I acres, of iand, more or |em, situated immediately upon the Washington and Brook villc Tiirnpike,a!x>ut 12inilos from Washington, together with stock, con sisting of '20 head of Hogs, Cows, Heifers. Horses, Wagon, Hay, Carriage, Harness, Plows, Harrows, and Farming Utensils generally. the Crop m the grouml. Straw, Hay, Ao. It is well watered, having a spring in every fieid. An unfailing stream of water runs through the premises. There is a good frame dwelling-house and out hou?"? necessary to firm ing purposes. Th"re in also nn Orchard on the place, alxjut one third of the land is ia timber, oak, hickory, Ac. For farther information inquire of BENJAMIN BOHRER, corner of Boa!! and Montgomery st.-.; GEO. W. ROHR ER, cor. of Highand Gay s'troots, Georgetown, D. C., or of Mr. HARP, on the prem ises. ap ia-tf _____ ^ T J. MIDDLETON, I j. ICE DEALER, Office an?l Depot?Southwest oorncr of F and 12th Streets. Washington. np lt-tf [CE! ICE!! ICE!!!?The undersigned respectful Ij inform his friends and the public generally, that he is now prepared to furnish families and others) ? through the season) with the liest quality of ICE, j delivered in any part of Washington and George town. and guarantees to give en'ire satisfaction. j Orders to be left with Kidwell A Lacrknce, . corner 14th street and Pennsylvania avenue; Geo. F. KimvKLL & Co., Itth streot; J. B. Moors. Drug- j KMt, Penna. avenue, between 19th and 2">th streets ; GporgkSiktz, New York avenue, between 10th and J llth streets; Robt. A. Patne, Drnnist. corner | 4th and Mass. avenue; and with the subscriber. No. 3 First street, Geoigetowu, where Ice can be had at all times. ap 7-tf T. N. KI DWELL. ICE?ICE?ICE.?For sale 2,5*1 to 3,l0o tons of PURE ICE at the Hockley Mill. nwar the Relay House, on the Washington Railroad. It can be sent in oors either to Baltimore or Washington. Apply t? ROBT. C. WRIGHT, Patterson st. ap 23 2m Baltimore. CEA BATHING. r* CHESAPEAKE HALL, Hamptox, Va. This "SUM M ER R ETR EAT," only 2 nules from Obi Point, will be re-opened on the firat of 1 . . A June, when the proprietor will be tiapp> toyv^Wiy see any of his friends who mav wish to en- I joy SALT WATER BATHING,and theTuxunes of the Seaboard. The Hall has l>een much iinarov ed and l*>aiitifie:|, and ample preparations made for the comfort and pleasure of all who may visit this delightful resort. Boats, Fishing Tackle, Pleasure Carnages, Ac., always in readiness to contribute to the enjoyment , - ? ... - ' mo riijui nir-j of guests. R.U.BANKS, may '9-lm r1^0 BUILDERS.?Sealed proposals will l>e re i ceived until 12 o'clock m.. of Thursday, the 2Hth instant, by the " Joint Committee on the Washing ton Asylum," for building a new Workhouse and Almshouse on the old site, upon the plan submitted by Charles Haskins. Esq., Architect,and adopted by tae Corporation. The plan and specifications may be examined at the office of Mr. Haskins. on Penu. a\ enue, l>etweeti leth and 11th streets, and the pro posals must he b'ft at the office of th? undersigned, may 2R dt9'th JOHL L. SMITH. Chair n. TVEW GOODS JUS I' RECEIVED. The subscriber has just recoived the following fresh asHortinerit of Goods: Layer Raisins, fresh soft-shell Almonds, Nantz Currants, Schiedam Schnapps in sijuare uuart tfasks and s'on" juks ; B.andies, U'inos, and Liquors, of superior qualities, assorted flavorings ; Yeast Pow A..Z-. . j __ - ? '?? ?? r.ngnsn Mustard, Am-rican do.; i'enper Sauce, Spanish Segars, Tolmcco, Scotch Ales,Brown Stout, Spices, Ac., wholesale and retail, cheap for cash, or approved city paper. JONAS P. LEVY. 3H7 Pennsylvania avenue, opposite s r> 3H-t f _____ National HoM. J JOUSEK EE PI N0 HA R D WAR E.~ I have now received my Spring supply of IIOUSE KKKPING HARDWARE. CUTLERY. SI L YER PLATED WARE, CLOCKS. BASKETS, BIRD CAGES. REFRIGERATORS, and all the useful notions in my line, every articlo of which was taiught for cash at the lowest cash discount, and will he sold at the lowest possible prices. Housek?ep?rs and others in making purciias^s will find it decidedly to their advantage to look m at 49u 7th street, may 15 G. FR A NC|S. RYE AND BARLEY MALT, for <Mile at the CITY MALT HOUSE, oorner of West Falls avenu"? and Block street, Baltimore, Md. may fi-ly O F LATE IMPORTATION.-WE HAVE A fr?-sh supply of? SWISS CHEESE, in Cakes. EbAM CHEESE, in Rolls. fKL>ELLA, m Boxes. ^ Mia by KING k BURCHELL, Cornar Vermoat aveott* Md i6ik street, And for ftp 27 AUCTION SALES. V By JA8. C. McGUIRE. Auctioneer. piIAXCKRY 8ALEOF REAL ESTATE ON THE l*Lax?.--Ry virtueof a decree of the Cir cuit Court of the District of Columbia for Washing - toncounty, nwide in the c?n.se wherein John Van Ris wick m complement, and Alary A. Aj ton, widow and ?mi"?ti*tru.and Mary V. Ay ton? AdCcff ton.and other* heirs at lew of Rirhsrd Ay ton, de ceased, are defendant*. the subscriber wiil sell at P??'"?et,onon TUESDAY, the 2d dav of Jnn*. 1*57, at 6 o clock p.m.. on the premises. Lot No. 17, in Hrh No. *15, fronting 24 feet on 8^ street west, between south Deiid L streets, by ?u feetdeeptoan alley 10 feet 8 inches wide, withth FrSme B?i!d.nJ ">,Wi-1 ?f a ?"e-tor> ''r"1*! One-third, cash: the Isilanee infi and 12 months, for notes bearing interest from day of sale, With security tohe approved by the trustee. Cpon tlie full payment of tlie purchase money and interest the Trustee will eonvev the property to'th? purchaser cLLt' lf o,e '.7'"" ?J'1" "r?* no* oompii-d with in five days after the salo the Property will Ih> resold upon one week's notica, at the riskmid expense of the purchasor conveyancing at the expensaof CIIAS. S. WALLACH. Trustee. Wnw7 J. C. Maori RH. Anct. By J AS. C, MoOUIREf Auctioneer. ^ ABLE DWELLING HOl'SK at IVbi ic WKDNESDAY AFTER NOON. May 27th. at5 ?> clock, on the premises. I shall soli [V,rr? Lots IK and 17, in juMivision of square No. *''? fronting 14 feet on New York avenue, between ?>? h and 71 h streets west. running l*ck 7j fret. more or less, with the nnprov. meuts, consisting of a three rnrne Dwelling House. rerin* easy, and mad? known at the sale. 2:'<l J AS. C. MeGFIRE. A net. By WALL A BARNARD. Auct loncers. VALfABLE RFfLDING LOTS AT ArrTtnx stint at V ''' ?K?'M\ A?'TE R NOON. i.-7t I, , slant, at o c.ock. na the premises, we will sell to ne Inchest bidder the below-dcsrriltcd property vis: Lot \o. lit. in Square 77, fronting .53 f-et l inch on south snlsof north I. Iietween 2!sfai.d 22d streets r"n,?1,n*that width 143 feet % incites to a J'-Ioet alloy, containing 7,til3 square feet. 1 ins if vn.uable properly and worthy the attention Ol speculators or persons wishing to build. Also. Lot .5. in Square 41, sitnated at the corner of

i *treet west and New Hampshire avenue. This lot, which is near the Circle, will in a short while l~ very valuable, jmi rhat part of the citj will shortly be improved bjr the Government. Terms: One fourth cash, the residue in K, 12. and 18month*, satisfactorily secured and lieariwe intoresf "'"v ?<ltg WALLA BARNA RD. Aunts. T .?MeG FIR E. Auctioneer. HREE hOI R-STORY BRICK HOl'SBS v riTn vnnv1 jA/'^iov-On WEDNESDAY Ar ihRNOONe May 27tb, at 6 o clock. on the promises. I K ind sell parts of Lots Nos. 4 anrl 5, in Square No. 5! 5. fr<; nt in * each lot 17 feet on north K VZWtmr 4,| " Ath ?trcets w<?st. running l?ck 37 leet 11 inches, with the improvements. eoii M.-ting of three foiir-storr Brick Dwelling Houses, containing nine rooms and kitchen, with water and gashjiturcs throu^iiout, and Iar?e IihcIc p< tcIios. Terms: One-third, cash ; the residue 111 fi. 12. and in months, with interest, secured by deed of trust on the premises. ?? J VS. C.MeGUIRK, Anet. .. .. ,?:iAS. C. MeOCIRE. Auctioneer. VrALlAIILE HOTEL PROPERTY NEAR ' Tiir 1 Aii.ROAt> Depot at I'rprir Arrrmv On F RI DA Y A PTE R NOON, >1?*, at 60?^ on the premises, bv virtue of a deed of trust duly re corded, A c., we sha'! sell at public auction thatVil nable property situated at the corner of North D street and New Jorsey avenue, wirh tho improve ">ont*, consisting of a Inrne and substantial brick Hotel B111l.l1.1e, known as the ?? fnion H.?ttl," for merly occupi'xt i.y John For. f 1," valuable property is immediately opposite t.ie Railroad Depot, and possesses ample accommo dations lor a stcond-claos Hotel business, and this sale offers great ladnceinents to persons who ? I'-sire to einlwrk in the b>i?in?ss, a?, froni its posi turn, it miipt al%ra> n ciMnrnanJ a ^?hm| rnn A vac-int lot on the north side of th^ bu'ildi-i?, aH same time' Jpr3ey avenue, wi 1 be sold at the Terms: One fourth, cash; the residue in one. two and three years, with interest, secured by a deed of trust on the property. JOHN C. C. IT A MILTON, SAM I EL HAMILTON, may lg-eoiKvds J. C. McGI?1 R E." A net! By C. \\ . BOTELER, Auctioneer. A RARE CHANCE FOR A GOOD INVEST IX Smt-RBAX Villas. Dairy Farms, 4- J'i? lVw\vT <f*R0*.tj.-On WEDN ESDAY AF 1 hit NOON, June H'th, at 5o cl??ck, I shall s<-l|, on th-premis-s, the track of land known as "Anaw.s \v? tl,fl tin"s *,'f Cwi- William Hirkey aiid y> . Corcoran, Esq., distant als>ut two miles frwui Washington. ?nd nliout a quarter of a mile from the Baltimore and \\ ashmgton turnpike. I his tnct has been divided into five lofs.varyinr Ironi II to 55 acres each, to suit persons d. siroiis securine sites for supurban villas or dairy amt market garden farms. On Lot No. 2 th?^re is a dwelling-house and the usml oil.buildings for farm purposes. A part of triein havo r>oen recently erected. rhftfloilia a ? mi rah) v adapted for panlenine and uairy farms, and f>li?i!?le nn<i very desirable building si^e.H nre t*? l?e found on the property. proximity of fliese lots to town, the excellent 'jiia.ity 01 th?? soli, tlie al>iindano^ of k<mh| atul un 1 1 pprings of water, and the advantages as to jienith awl beauty of location, combine to make tins propcr'y on** of the most attractive opportum ties for tale rii^l profitable investment winch has i? *en presented for a !oug p-ri.xl to this eominunitv. I lata of the division of the ground can be seen at mv store, and. if desired, tn? whole will lie disposed <<l at private haie. if application is made to the sub serilwr thr^e days before the da> of sak. 1 Pr,ll" : ' '!'?-t'iird cash; the residue on a credit of 1.2, andpyears, for notes benring interast, secured by deed on the property. m-M ^:^V- BOTELER. Auct. B> A, GREEN, Auctioneer. S V'n J VALI ABLE I.OTS L'NDER DE V / 1 r ^ autnoritv of decrees of the Circuit Lourt of Hip District of Columbia, pronounced 111 a cause wherein Thomas Sewell and others are com plainants, and the administrators, widow.and heirs of John Brereton are defendants, being No. 1,152 111 equitv, the subscriber, as trustee, will expos" to E.ve.at auction, to the highest bidder.on VVEDNES DAY, the 27th dav of May instant, between the hours of four and five o'clock 111 the afternoon, on the premises, the following very valuable Lots, namely : Lots Nos. 4. 5, and 11,111 Square No. 218,111 the city of \\ ashing!.>u. Terms: One-fourth of the purchase money in cash ; and the residue at six, twelve, and eighteen months, for which the purchaser's bonds, with sure ty, bearing interest from tho day of sale, will be re quired. and a li*?n retained on the lots sold. If the terms are not complied with within five days rrom the day of s.nle.the property will be resold, on seven days' notice, at the risk and cost of the de Ktnlfine purchaser. Deeds at the purchaser's cost. t . , . yy- R EDIN, Trustee, may 5-3.awAds A. GREEN. Auctioneer. 'EN^'.W'LMAMS A CO.'S LARGE SEC tional Map of Iowa: pi ice .*2,5>i. r aimer's lame Scctional Map of Michigan, in two sheets i ?j5. I";1'''.^tional Map of Indiana; ?1.50, Eddy s Map of California: .?3. Coltou's^Map of the Fnited States, Mexico, Ae.; Ream s Sectional Map of Nebraska; fl. Sectional Map of Kansas; $|. Map of Minnesota : 37 cts. Townshio Map c f Wisconsin ; 75 cfs. Map of Iji-laware and Maryland ; 37 cts. Map of Vircniia : 37 cts. Cordova's .Map of Texas: $2. Sectional Map of Illinois ; SI. C niton g Townshin .M^pnf Sfiasoun ; 75 cf?. Illiiioisnt it is. With a Prairie and Wood Map, a Geo logical Map. a Population Map. and other II .... '"^rations; 1 vol.. by F. Gerhard ; 91 jn. I he .?tlMive Maps are 111 pocket form, and can be sent by mail. ,n:" ? FRANCK TAYLOR. SSSKiW*- aad for sale af SIIIL ner 4^ Mr'eTt B.n.kstore, OJeon Building, cor Life of Charlotte Bronte, author of Jane Eyre. Adam Graeme of Massgray, by the author of Zaidee Ivors, by the author ol Amy Herbert Scandal, by Mrs. Beckford rh?* Border Rover, by Emerson Bennett Miss Leslie's New Cookery Book Magdalen Heplturn, by the author of Zaidee " tosh'r SS ft"'' tl,a Crown' b> Miss Mcln The.Doome!! ghip,or the Wreok of the Arotic Re Ch^rnTvofumea C?",plet0 Work?. Library edition, Every thing in the Neyspaperand Stationery line. f SHi''?WAG'toN'S Bookstore, may 23 Odeon Building, c?>r. 4>? st. ,V P;i. ave. FT(*v rY,,r carriages. ?? e rave on hand, of our oyvn manufacture a fine assortment of all kinds of CAR R I ; V'? very lBfPst< Rn?< most( npproved styles,and warr*ntfcd in point of> r material, to be equal to any made *. &ra,Vr \\'."n^,Mn or any ??ther citv in the -Vi . ? respectfully solicit a oa!I from the citizens and strangers to examine our work : as ^ '8l none ?urpaas us either m quality of work or in low prices. \\ ea.so do every kind of R E PAIR I SO in a work ?ii i1 ni?n?er, at reasonable prices. OIil Carriages taken in part payment tor new and ,r;?v'.r9P/,ce- SIMON FLYNN A CO. may i^-bio \V D. EICHLER, tic IT w TrrnWi'tfc *?-E ~ T| V y t HMA K ER, keeps constantly J F\v K |1hv a8,ortrnont WATCHES audita, J KVVh^K V. ap Hi-fiiri* H1 rr?HK I.1FE OP CHARI.OTTK BRONTE, 1 author of Jano Eyre, by Mrs. fiaskell,2 vols., ft nack"mho's History of the uited States ; $1, The Olive Branch or White Oak Farm ; ? . Ntw Biographies of Illustrious Men, by Macaulay FRANCK TAYI.OR. COR^RATI0N Dentistry, &c. Dentistry. DR. STEPHEN BAILY, Office No. 15*8 Pennsylvania Avenue, Thrtt doors from U/A Strut. ^ Dr. BAILY begs leave to inform the public that be can We seen at ail hour*, at hisofhco, located as aUive. He feels assured that an experienoeof fifteen years' practice, with the large ninni<er of patients.ana great variety of difficult cats??that he has treated success fully, will enable hun to surmount any difficulty, scientific or otherwise, relating to the Teeth. Ifis own experience confirming the opinion of many m?n eminent in the profession, and especially Drs. Harris and J. and E. iarinly, lias le?l hun. Ions since, todis card all incrciinal preparations for filling Teeth,also all F.uamels, Gutta Pereha, India Rublier, and Ce ments for the construction o| Continuous Gum Teeth, and that Poreelian, mounted on Gold Plate, i* the wnly reliable substance that can lie worn in the mouth, as was most conclusively shown l>y the last American Dental Convention. Although he flatter* himself from his Ion* resi dence and practice in Washington, ha is favorsblj known to his numerous friends and patrons, he begs leave to refer them to the following TESTIMONIALS: From the lafe Rector of the Church of Epipiany of this city. Dr. Stephen Baily: De.-.rSir?I desire to ex press mr esteem nrjM personally, and iny confidence in }nu as a superior dentist. The operations executed for me have teen highly satisfactory. F hone that you inay receive thn pat-oiiage from my friends aud the public that yourfkill so well deserves. Yours very truly, Washington, Aug. 2?, l?jG. J. W. FRENCH. From one of the oldest firms in Baltimore, Messrs. Boggs. Cotman ft Co. Havin" employed Dr.S'ephen Daily. Snrgeon Den tist. of Washington eitv, to execute for me an im portant and difficult picce of work, which he did to iny enfire satisfaction, and in view of the fact that one of the most distinguished memiiersof the Dental College tif Baltimore. f;;;led. after reputed trials, to perform the same work :;ati*lac'ori!y. it gives me great pleasure to express my entire confidence and huh estimation of his professional sk:'l. Baltimore, Jan. 12,1*51. IIARMANN BOGUS. Extract from a note received from the late Hon. John M. Clay ton. I*. S. Senate. \ur. H, Ifti6. The teeth you made for ine work admirably ; noth ing could be tatter. Very gratefully, JOHN M. CLAYTON. To those |),at seek relief from the maladies of the teeth. I can cheerfully recommend Dr. S. Bmly a? a superior Dentist; he m-?de a set of porcehan taetb for one of mv fa mil v, and plugged several teeth for invself, and the work has all stood well for more than ten years. ROBERT T. NIXON, of the Va. Couf. of the M. E. Church South. April !9, litifi. We, the undersigned,having had occasion toavsil our.selves of the professional skill of Dr. S. B.ii!>, Surgeon Dentist of this city, or having been cogmz aut of his operations on our families or friends, take pleasure 111 expressing o:ir admiration of his artistio skill. a? well as of the uniformly sjri?far?nry runner in which he performs the most delicate and difficult operations in Dental Surgery.and wc respectft'L* re commend him to the confidence and patronage of the pub ic, of which we consider him eminently worthy. Thomas I*. Walter. Architect I". S. Capitol." Thomas Miller, M. D.,of Washington, u. C. R. S. ItuKRKR, M. D. of Georgetown, D. C. N.S. Lincoln, M. D., of Washington, D. C. Jos. H. Bi< adi.ky, of Washington. D. C. Grorgh Walton, Ex-Governor of Florida. Walter Lenox, Ex-Mayor of Washington. Henry Baldwin, I'. S. Patent Office, O. C. Wight, Principal Rittenhouse Academy. fehjn ?f OR. VILI.ARD. DENTIST. LATE OF CHI CAGO, would resp?ctfulU inform tiiecit izcns of the District and vicinity, tint hav-j ing located hiiuseif in Washington, he is now preparod to perform all operations iu his profjs sion. iu the most approved sty ie. Office. No. 23<>, Penn. avenue, adjoining Gamtier's. jan 2n ly I MIL IMPROVED SETS OF TEETH. DR. LOOMIS, the inventor and patentee of "Lo><inii' MiH'ral Piatt T?rth," having. MiccessfnUy infrislnctd Ins improvement ir.j various cities, has now permanently estab lished himself in Washington. This improvement for Sets of Teeth consists chief ly in making a s?-t of but one pi^ce of material, ai.d that indestructible mineral. No metal is used in their construction, and they are therefore free from galvanic action and metalic taste. There are no joints to become filled with moisture or particles of fofwl, hence they are pure ami titan. They are lighter, stronger, less clumsy, far more durable, and natural in their nppearance. I will eive a reward of One Thousand Dollars loan) one who will produce a similar work of art to equal mine in purity, lieauty. durability, artistic exoelleuce or any other requisite quality. AH work responsibly warranted. 270 Penna. avenue, between 11th and 12th streets. a pJS-ly DR. C. S. GOODMAN, Sl/HG EOX D EXTIST. and MANUFACTURER OF AKT!FlCIAL TeKTH.? . His complete arrangements enabling him to] present the following reasonable prices: Entire Upper Sett Teeth, on Gold ?.?3?toH l>o do do on Silver 12 to 25 One or more, on Gold 2 to 5 Do on Silver 1 to 3 Filling. Fxtnetmg. Removing Tarter; also. Re pairing at the same reasonable rates. All operations executed in such a manner ;ts to * i ve every satisfac tion. Office corner Rtli street and avenue. ap 3 npo ALL THAT VALUE THEIR SIGHt7~ JOHN TOBIAS. PR ACTICAL npTfCTA wishes to call "the attention of all that^?^ su'i-r with defective sight, caused l>y age. sick ness. and particularly from glasses injudiciously se lected, to his superior SPECTACLES and G LASS ES cnrefuily erouud bjr kiMsdl to a true spherical accuracy, at.d brilliant transparency, suited precise ly aud beneficially 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 tiie commencement of" using glasses in not Iteirtg precisely suited, by the use of an ttr; and tne practice of many vears enables him to measure the focal disease iT the eves, and such glasses that are absolutely required wiil be furnish ed wi'li precision and satisfaction. JOHN TOBIAS acknowledges the very liberal encouragement already obtained, and further solicits tho patronage of those who have not yet availod themselves of his aid. Persons that cannot conveniently call, by sending the glasses in use. and state how man* inches th<} can read this print with their spectacles, can lie sup plied with surii as will improve tli^ir sig.it. Innumerable testimonials to he seen ; and referen ces given to many who have derived the greatest ease aud comfort from his glasses. Circulars to !>e had gratis, at his office. No. 512 Seventh street, three doors from Odd Fellows' Hall, upstairs. Norfolk, September?. 1854. Sir : The Spectacles you made for me suit very well, and seen to have improved m> sight more than any other I have lately tried. LITT. W.TAZEWELL. I have tried a pair of Spectacles obtained from Mr. Tobias, and find them of great assistance to my sight, and corresponding with his description of the focus. I 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 his glasses, I was furnished by him with a pair slightly colored blue, which have atiorded me more relief and gratification than any I have ever tried. Mv sight, originally very good, was injured by writ ing and rending nt night, frequently to a very late boar; hut with the aid of these glasses 1 can study almost as Iste as ever, and that too without the pain 1 have previously sullered. JOHN WILSON, Late Commissioner Gen'l Land Oinoc. Deo. 11, 18W. I have us?d 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 benefited by them. GEO. P. SCARBL'RGH. May 5th, lH5b. I was recommended to Mr. John Tobias as a skil ful optician ; and as t have eyes of remarkable pecu liarity, I was gratified to find that Mr. Tobias seem ed to comprehend them by inspection and some slight measurement, and he has made me a i>sir of Specta cles that suits me admirably. A. P. BUTLER. July 11, 1M56. Wilmington. N. C., Jan. 17,1*54. Mr. J. Tobias. Dear Sir: I am happy to say tl.at the Spectacles which I obtained from you last week are entirely satisfactory. From an inequality m the visual range of my eyes. I have heretofore found great difficulty in getting glasses of tho proper focal distance. It atfords me pleesnreto state that.by the aid of your optometer, this difficulty has l>een Inppi ly obviated, so that the glasses you furnished me are decidedly the best adapted to my eyes of any 1 have ever yet used. Very respectfully, yours, R. B. DR ANE. Rector of St. James's Parish. Department or Interior, May 8, IMS. From natural defects and the unequal range of try eyes, I have l?ecn compelled to use glasses f.>r seve ral years. I have tried different opticians without obtaining glasses perfectly hlted to n.\ eyes. Four month* Mr. roMnn trado two priim for mr, which ! have found to ?ervo me pcrf*etW. By tho use of bis optometer he is enabled toatlapt glasses most minutely to the eye. I most cheerfully rcoommeiid Mr. Tobias to all having occasion to us? glasses, and bear my testimony as to his skib as an optician. HENRY' E. BALDWIN. Ass't Sec'y to sign Land NN arrants. P.?- OPERA G LASSES of f rea t variet yTE L - ESCOPES and MICROSCOPES, \\ A TCH -MA KER GLASSES, and many other articles in this line at very low pnoes constantly on hand. J y 19?I y /BLOCKS! CLOCKS!! CLOCKS!!?Just opened * ' this day, a gr- at many new styles ofps CLOCKS. Good Timepieces, warranted, as ,0Also*CLOCK MATERIALS.such as Oils. Cords, Balls, Kays, Wights, Otas-M, Hands ' @Dritici? &0m ^ *? RudINSh)*! 8 6r*U Clock Emporium. Stt opposite il 3-2a Brovnr Uotti. THE WEEKLY STAR. This exoellent Family and N>*? Jo?rnal Uuunc a greater variety of interesting reading thaa oao be found to any other?u p>hliehed on Satarday morning. mw. Pinkie oopr, pet annum ._ . .f 1 ? _ to cini. Fir* onpi?e . ..... Ten CoyiM Twenty copies IL^"Ca.?b. ixwariablt w apv ascb. ??, ? TV ington Newt" that ivu made tlie Daily StaKi late so generally throughout the country. lL/"Singie ?opics <m wrapper!) can be prooured at the counter, immediately after tbe issue o| the Paper. Pnoe?Tnata Casia. 1 o#tm a?tkr? wliuact hi agents will be allowed a wmmmiou of twenty per cent. Pianot, &c. p IA N O FOR TB INSTRUCTION. Mr. Wi H* I ALMLR cootinuee to add new netfi4 tx f? tu II.a CIM?e*. AfP<> lo All. I A. MKR, at lua Rooms over Far uhasa' Bookstore. Tuesday. Fu-s* oil" dav.and Saturday, betweeinland 6 p. m. Tenn> ?5 per giinrter. _ no sstf 1'OCAL MISlC.-Mrs. F RAN KLIN. Teaeher V of Music, haxing vacant hours for a few mo'e Seholars, requests those Ladies wno are desirc-u* of b?-ing perfected in Ballad Suiting .or ypera Music, to fnvor her with an early application. 'i erms rr.s4e known ?l her residence, i-i ? street, between '.th and loth. a;xl at the Music Mores of Mr. Davis. and M ?taerort. ap t?-Stn i MILD MEDAL PREMIUM _ ** FIANO FORTES. a WILLIAM KNABE, (Senior partner in the late firm of Kxabr, 'Jaeklk A Co., Continues th? manufacture and aa.e of grand and square PIANO FORTK8, underthe name ifcyi mg fTTTn of William Knalie A Co., at the old stand, ? N'os. I, 3. 5 and 7 North Kutaw street op-' posite the Eutaw House, Baltimore. They have also just opened a t ew Iklw Room at No *"7 Baltimore street, l*t ween Charlea and Lie lit Mreets. on the premises partly occupied by Mr Henry MeCaflery as a music store, whore they will keep constantly oil hand a large assortment of plain anJ highly-finished grand ai:d.square Piano Fortes ? also, Mslsdewis, from the l>e*st makers, from 4 to o-tsve. some with d< nhl? k"r Umrds, double reeds, an 1 stops to suit amail churches. ben;. exte:.-i\e* rntn.il m the maaafsc'ure of Pianos, we will sell wholesale and retail, <>n the most liberal terms. Our Pianos were awarded the highest jrimitim (gold nsedallat the Fairs of the Maryland Institute tro suce>'si>ive > ears?Ocl??lier, 1KV?, ai.d lH5r>--ui <>p - position to fourteen aud eighteen pianos frotn t><>me of the iK'nt makers from Ne? \ ork, Boston aril Rjii tnnoie. We were alvo a warded the first premium at (lie Industrial Exhibition l??>id in Richmond, Vir giuia. IMS ami 1*'V. Thwy have also l>ee? :?wairi?d the hu-h-st premium <silver medal) at 1 tie Metro politan Mechanics' I'a.r I tf IK.57. In addition to this we are in p'Hi??n(>n of testimo nials from the most distinguished professors and amateurs in the couutry, which can !>e seen at our warer?M(nis, speaking for thesnseivee aud others of ?ne high appreciation in which our instiuineuts are every where held. Alt instruin^itts are gcanintee?t for ive yesrs. aM * privilege ? f exchange is granted * ithin tfie first six mouths from the day id' sale if tbo instruments do not give er.tire sjttisfaction. W holesale dealers wdl find it to their ad\ autsg? to cive us a chU l>cfore purchasinr. PiaiK?s rx.'iuirueJ. h.red. snd tuned. ni?r Ifi-b WM. KNABR A CO. ^ ?HicKLRlNO A HOVh PIANOS. The extensive and ir.creasiag demaivl fur thesele t Pian<?!, ??'.(! exclusively K the mbi'i 1 ii.ts indU'Nl hi in tM epiari* and rt fit huw W i<yi ^tore in order io oxtetxl his st-?ek. lu li:s* * ? * * war"ro'?ni * ill lie found the large?t m.-i rr ?st eb>;. ? assortment of (iRA.ND aiid Kil'AKK PIANOS e\er oirerc.l in this city, embracing all the late?t st\ies and e\-ery k'Miwn niijprovement. These ii struineiits are from the lore **ta! Ii?red f^ot>>ri of Chickering 4 S<m*. which. fc> general a^ eord of >1 e. Tha U'rg and all the first Pianist, is plriced at the heed of all American imnnfsuturi**. I'lieir rw^nt invertions and nnprov?m?i ts in the?r tir-.nd r?nd S|uar? P; ?ik?s eonvincii**ly prove theni secoiai to uotie in Siih World. Also. Pianos of varied and elegant patterns fietu other Boston and New York factories. The subsen!icr'* long c\peri<nce in the Funo lais.ne.ss. and luscai-h system of purciiase, insure to customers the li*?*t instruments at the lowest prices. ?;itl>er for <ra*h or appn'ved pn^er. Secoinl-haiHl Pianos takeu in sXcliaiKS. A num U^r of se>>Mt<l-i)asKl Piauos. some but b'tie used, will le? appropriated for hire; I ut everv Fiaiio n: d as new will l>e gunranteed to l?e direet from tne factory. A full assortment of superior Melodeons. ?>f va rious styles and price*. lua few dtvs wili l>? received a large supply of Guitars, from the nrat acd plain to the iuo?t elabo rate htiish. at prices from to ??A. Also, superior Harp nisi (iui'ar Sttincs. By tiie next steamer frt?m Boston an rtdditional sunnlv of Grand and Sjuare Pianos. In Chi^ke'ing A Sons. RICHARD DAVIS. mat Zl-tit Pianoforte Wsr<*rootn. f IIINA, GLASS AND uI EKNSWARH V R. IL MILLER. SON A CO.. Importers direct from Liverpool to A^escan- Tfif) dria. bee leavetocall theattertionof dealers, m hotel-keepers, and others of Washington a p<i WvjV Gci rgetown, to their stocks of ?> O O D S . Tar a-hicn, for extent and variety, will compare favorably with any estalJishment in trie Eastern cities. The connexion of their senior partner with tha manufacturers of Europe and the I mted States for upwards of thirty years. ha?. given him advantages in the purchase of goods equal, if not superior, to any hoi.se in the trade. An inspection of gi ids and pi iocs wiil satisfy ail parties that purchases can be made of them upon the most favoraI>!e terms. French Chir.a Dinner Sets, giit and decorated I'rencli Ch'na Dinner Sets, guld land end plain white French China Vases, Pitchers. Toilet Sets. Ac. French China Tea Sets. Cups and Saucers.and other articles at Teaware And Dinner Ware, separate from sets India Crnna Dinuer Sets, and separate art loies always on hand White liraiute Wars in everv variety, in seta, and separate from sets, as may be desired Blue Printed or Liverpool Ware, the tame Common E?!.-ed, White and Rockingham Ware, in full supplv. Cut, Pressed, Plain, and Moulded Glass Ware from the tiest establishments in the Eastern and Western S':it"s. which will be sold by the package or other wise. Experienced packers employed. Goods put up by us can l>c transported It any mode withoat rrfvikage. fare bv the st^amNtats fr?m Waeliington to Alex andria, almost tu>urly, 12H cents eacn way. A qaar ter .,f a dollar thus spent may save numy dollars deo I _ JOTICK.-C. R. L. CROWN k CO. are re ceiving daily some of thefin?st Pl'RNI f7\ TI'R E ever offered in this market, which weVA^ invite the attention of those in want, a* we assure thein they cau save at least 10 per cent. I 1 I Namely ? Handsome carved marNe top Bureaus ar 1 Tables Rosewo.nl and vra,nut Tete-a-Tates, Solas Wardrob-s, Chairs of all kinds. Cherry and poplar Tables. Matt'eses. iiair. corn-t^p. and husk; Comforts. Biankcts. Bedsteads, hi-h aud low post. Rocking Chairs, cane and wood-seats. Cushions for Chairs. Settees, Ch cks of all kinds. Extension Tables. SntetsMrds. What-t: it. filasses of all kinds, some extra fine Carpets. Cottag" Sets. Rues. Waiters. Mass Ware. Crockery Ware of all kinds. Feather and Fancv Giaxlsof all kinds. And other Goods too numerous to mentiou to which wn invite the attention of housekeepers and ??ther?. as we are determined to sell for caeli or to pnnrtuki customers. C. B. L. CROWN A CO.. oor. of 6th street and Penn. ave. P. S.-W'e shall stul ooutinue our resnlar sales on Tuesday, Thursday. and Saturdav,both morning snu evening, in front ?d our store, ^'otisignmems eoli oited, and in all oases advances made when required. C.R. L. C. ft CO.. ap2S-tf (Intel) Auctioneers. MANTEI.S, KEW A y D F FA UTIFVL STYL F. manufactured from Slate S'one, l?v the \N eat Castle ton Slate Company. Vt. These Mantels are enamel ed in nnitati EGYPTL PORPHE AGATE. SPANISH GALWAY, and ?!ther rare and desiratile MARBLES. 1'he imitations are ro perfect that they challenge the closest scrutiry. They are so highly polished tliat they retain their hesuty much longer than marble ; r.re not inlured br smoke, coal gas, or acids, and ean be sold mucn cheaper than any others m market, Prioe ranging from $12S to .*12. Architects. Builders, and othersare invited tocal arwl examine samples at No. 5i2 Seventh street. 3 doors Mow Odd Fellows' Hall, up stairs. sept 12?ly T. M. HANSON, Agent. N' C ompar.v, > t. i nese .yiameis are enamel atio'i of the richcxt and most expensive IAN. LISBON. VERB A N TJ <U K, ER\ . PYRENEES. BR(?CATELLA. ClIOES AND ti A ITERS.?J ust reoeived a vsry fine assortment of SHOES and GAIT-^^a p. Ladies*?3 I tine Shoes 7 JLt es si. * Ifc. ERS. which I well Kell very cnea fine (iaiters *1 to ^1^5, Gent's and Gaiters S2J0, Boy's Shoes fil. Always on na nil, an assortment of my own maas os work which I will sell cheap for cash. ..wT J. T. I OH Rr,a i . No. 3R2 Pa. av., bet. 12th and lS'u ?ts., north si?J*. may l&-2w AY PARTIES AND BALLS. M _ ICE CREAM and WATER ICES of the b-st quality and of all flavors furnished to "lay Partie*. Excursionists. I'ic Nics, Hotels, and Families, at the Sow price of $l?5" per gallon. Also, * j;r?^t vaueiy of PLAIN anJ FANCV CAKKS ?i.s\ Ne found eonatantly on tiand atth* PHILADELPHIA STORE, corner of 12"h and F st reets. may Mm* 111SEPI1 < J A WLER .CABIN ET M A K E RAND ?" t'MiEKTAKEK.?Ren?b made Cof-/ frit c*?ns'entiy on hand. Funerals a' tended to, an;l interments pnwured in the different Cem-tenea. Furniture ?>f every de scription made to-order. Old Furniture Repairrd and Varnished. Ware-Rooms 182 Peun.avetiua.be? i ween ITt h and 18th streets. mar 2S-6m ?VJOTB'E?NOTICE.? I haves fewof thi s? oh*>s| TOII.ETSCTSon h'.i.d. which Iviot 0 to close out. and will s^l! at o <t. Atao.i GOBLETS and other GLASS \\ AR E. that" must be sold preparatory to a change in iny business. All that want to buy cheap, pleaae ccv!I No. 90, between !Hh and 10th streets. Penn. av^r.uo. f?h 1??Rm JOHN MePEVITT. D1 PONT'SUI'NPOWDK.R. I am all tones suppiied withall th* various kir-'s of DU PONT'S tiL'NPOWDER.and am preP .I to suppiy the ?aine in any quantity to parties wa.. oa the most favorable terms. W. ALBERT KING, Agent for the District of Co'umVia. No.? Hieh street, may 12-tf (Intel.ft States! Georgetown. D. C. _ Tri nks! valises, hat boxes. Ci\R PRT HAGS. SATdHCLt. fte^at wry low P"C"'"d '"""fcALL * STEPHENS. U?r9l( xs Pt???.. l?t. 9Ui Knt ??.