Newspaper of Evening Star, July 2, 1857, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated July 2, 1857 Page 1
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VOL. X. THE EVENING STAR IS PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON, l EXCEPT SUNDAY.) AT THE STAR BUILDING*. Corntr Qf Pennsylr*ai? artnuf. and 1114 limt, Br W-. D. WALLACH, ami ii served to aubaonhere l>y camera at SIX AND A QUARTER CENTS, payable weekly to lie Asenta; papera aerved in paokaxea at J7* oenta per month. T?> mail subscribers theauhacription pnoe>s THREE DOLLARS AND FIFTY CENTS a year ?* adrantt, TWO DOLLARS for six nmithi. Mill ONE DOLLAR for three montha; for leas than three months at the rate of 12J? oents a week. IETSINGLE COPIES ONE CENT. I . S. MILITARY ACADEMY. Report of thr Board oi Yiiitrrf to the U. S. Military Academy- at M c*t Point. U. S. Military Acabkmt, ) Wkst Point. N. Y., June 16. 1337 j Hon John' D. Fi.oym, Secretary of War : Sir?The Board of Visiters, invited in ac cordance with law. by the Secretary of War to attend the annual examination of the Military Academy at West Point, have the honor to sub mit the following report: . The undersigned member? of the Board as sembled at this place on the 1st of June, I8.">7, and organized for the transaction of business on the day following. Sj>ecial committees were ap pointed by the President u|*>n the several sub ject* indicated in our letters of invitation, and which it is mado the duty of the Board to in vestigate. Every facility was afforded theso several committees by the Superintendent and the offi cers of the Academy to enable them, as well as tho entire Board, to make a.- full and satisfacto ry an examination of tho subjects referred to. and of the general concerns of the institution" as the time allotted to ourselves would allow. The examination of the graduating cla^s of Cadet* was conducted duriu^ six days?froin U o'clock, a. in . uutil ;{ o'clock, p. m., of each day?in the presence of our own and the Acad emic Board They were examined in Engirecr iug, Ethics. Mineralogy und Geology, Artillery, Intantry and Cavalry tactics. Besides attend ance upon these examinations, the proficiency of tho class in artillery, cavalry ami infantry drill, and in the application of various branches of knowledge connected with tho profession of arms, was Uisplaycd by daily exercises after 5 o'clock, p. m , under tie order of the Superin tendent, iu the presence of the Bo^rd. After the first six days the examination of the second, third, fourth and fifth classes pro ceeded in the difierent rooms of the Academic buildings, in Mathematics. Philosophy. English studies, Chemistry. Spanish and French Lan guages The members of our Board were also invited by the Superintendent to be present at tiiese examinations, but owing to the pressure ot other duties were obliged to forego as full and constant attendance upon them as it would otherwise have been our pleasure to bestow sufficient attention, however, was given to enable us to form a favorable opinion of their thorough and impartial character. We al.-o examined with great pleasure tho gallery of drawings of the Cadet*. All these various examinations and exercise' and the result* exhibited for our inspection! whilst they were interesting and cntertainin" to us, spoke in the highest terms of commenda" tion of the diligence and talent of the pupils and of the abilities of their instructors. Our sessions were frequent, and character ized by the utmost harmony of feeling, the ? freest interchange of sentiments, and a remark able unanimity of opiuion. We availed ourselves ot every source of in formation within our roach?conference with the Superintendent, conversation with the va rious members of the Academic Staff, as well as with members of the graduating class, who. in compliance with our invitation, were present at two of our sessions. Each select committee attended to the duty aligned it, and reported in writing the results of it* investigation to the Board. The facts re|H>,ted b_y them and the views expressed were fully discussed in committee of the whole, and. instead ot transmitting those several reports to the Department, it has been deemed by us m .re proper to embrace in this General Report the results of the examinations of our several committees and the recommendations which we have considered it our duty to make. To the general plan, pur|>ose, and propriety of the institution of the Military Academy, we render our entire and unanimous approbation The necessity of an army for the public defence implies the necessity of a Government school for the education and preparation of its officers. It i* believed by the Board that this Academy, by reason o| circumstances and eaus-i which it is unnecessary now to recapitulate, has the respect and confidence ot the whole country, and that an enlightened public sentiment will not only justify. ?>ut require the adoption of all measures necessary to increase its efficiency and usefulness. Perfection can be claimed for no human in stitution?indeed, progressive change and de velopment seems to be the universal law of all healthy life, and of the fir-t nee.-sitv in all subordinate organizations especially, which are designed to keep pace with or promote the gen eral progress of mind And whilst we desire to present, with proper drfercncc. the conclu sions to which we have arrived, an I the consid erations in brief whiv-h have led to them, wc derive confidence in their correctness from the fact that they are the unanini mis judgment of twelve minds, assembled here without previous conference or acquaintance, from as many dif ferent States ot the Union, with no possible purpose to subserve but to advance the useful ness of this institution, and to promote the effi ciency ol the public service. Tht C o it rue and Si/ itciM of Instruction, 4fc. First, then, in reference to the subject of in struction. It is scarcely necessary to premi.c that, in view o! the limited time allowed to an investigation, we approached this important subject with extreme caution. W e have been impelled, however, to the con clusion. that tho amount of study required to eompass the course laid down, is excessive in quantity, and that the charactcr of the knowl edge acquired is not in all cases adapted to the ends to i e attained The most unremitting in tellectual effort seems to be required during the entire term ol the Cadet at the Academy No mental relaxation comparatively is allowed? not even occasional change in the system or method of instruction, much less the relief that would be afforded by historical or other read ing. kindred to the subjects of study. Whilst tho proficiency displayed by the Cadets under examination is alike creditable to their own apt industry and to the zeal and capacity of their teachers, we are not satisfied that this proficien cy is a healthy development of all the intel lectual fa-ulties required to be trained. One of the first results which attracted the general attention of the Board was the small number ?f graduate.^ iu cimpari.?on with the number of Cadets annually admitted into the Academy. This disparity, perhaps more powerful than any yther single eause, operated to give the in vestigation of our body the radical character indicated by the conclusions to which we have arrived. 1 he elites grad uating thirty-eight mem bers this year entered th& Academy four years ago numbering ninety-six. It would be a violent supposition to assume that the fifty-eight members who entered with those now graduating were all wanting iu men tal eapacily to b?eome ettieicnt and educated officers. This great disparity occurs in almost every gr.uluating class, and as the staff of in struction is sufficiently large to conduct tbrou"h the entire course a much greater number 1>f Cadets than tho-e who graduate, it becomes im port m t, as it is manifestly proper, to inquire whether the system of instruction and mental discipline m ght nut be so changed, without im pairing its efficiency, as to relax the strain upou the youthful mind, and, by leading it into a more gradual and normal and less ini|?erative development, save to the institution and the service some intellect and spirit which might eventually couler honor on both. Might not the by*tern be m Mlified without injury by teaching, in the form ol well digested lectures, to be nr. - parti by the instructors, those branches which may not require the accuracy of study de manded by tlie ex.u-t seiericcs? This subject of the ex ?p-'ive ?? ??ir*e of study has not now for t ie fir-t time 1men brought to the notice of ti e proper authorities. It wis to meet the requirements of reason upon this point that the term of tho Cadet at the Academy has been increased from four years to fire , bui such has been the character ol the changes and transpositions and ndiitio'n* of s udies. that no relict is experienced, but rather a complication of difficulties has resulted. For example, let the pre<ent condition of the de partment of Ethics he taken Originally it was designed in connection with the Chaplaincy to afford that moral and religions culture neces sary and proper to ho imparted to young men. The various modifications of the course of study made from time to time hare imposed upon this department English Grammar, Geography, History, Rhetoric, Elocution. International and Constitutional Law, the Constitution of the United State*, and Logic. The Board is fully persuaded that the great evil to he remedied cannot he reached hy mere amendments, but that a revision ami reorganisation of the whole course and system of instruction is necessary, in accordance with one enlightened and com prehensive idea. W ith regard to the kind of knowledge im parted. and its adaptation to tho ends to be attained, the Board have conferred freely to gether, and in forming our opinions have of course availed ourselves of such previous reflec tion as various circumstances have enabled us to bestow upon sonio of tho branches of study embraced in the course. Without entering here upon a critical or de tailed discussion of the merits of many of the text books now used at the Academy, tho Board are constrained to say that those used upon the subjects of Chemistry,' Geology, Logic, Moral Scicnce, History, anil Constitutional Law are not in our judgment adapted in arrangement and character to the coarse and method proper to he pursued at this institution. lu rcfcroncc to the changes which the ad vanced condition of military scionce and tho various circumstances peculiar to our country required in the system of engineering now taught at tho Academy, the Board beg leave to recommend with entiro approval the paper pre pared and submitted to our body by First Lieut. James St. C. Morton, of the Engineer Corps, who is Acting Assistant Professor of Military and Civil Engineering at the Academy, and we respectfully request that it inay be?published with, and appended to, this report. Its excel lent common-sense views commended it at once to the approval of the Board, whilst hy one mem ber of our body at least, it was received and recognized as the able exposition of an idea by them long entertained, and often a subject of discussion in the engineering branch of tho ser vice. Wo are folly persuaded that tho beat interests of this institution and of the army at largo re quires a careful and liberal consideration of the subject-matter of the paper referred to, and that the spirit of reform which it exhibit*, can not fail in its general application to produce tho m<>st beneficial results to tho public service. Before indicating the measure* which the Board will recommend to carry out the reforms hereinbefore suggested, and a military organi zation for the Academy which we propose, it uiry he proper to report upon other matters of comparatively less importance connected with tho Institution. The Demerit System This is another subject which ha? received the caretul consideration of the Board, and we resitectfully recommend that it shall be modi tied in accordance with the plan submitted by Major Deiatield to the Adjutant General on January 9th, 1857, with an additional feature requi ring a record to be kept and published un der distinct heads, so that conduct and intel lectual standing may appear according to sepa rate footings. If. however, the recommendation which we hereafter make in reference to a gen eral revising board bo responded to, the amend ment of the demerit system would properly come within scopc of their duties. Appointments. It is our opinion that the number of appoint ments should bo increased by conceding to each Senator in Congress the privilege of a nomina tion. 1 he very considerable loss suffered under any circumstances by every entering class would thus be compensated for. By this means the number of Cadets constantly under instruc tion would approach more nearly that which the law establishes in theory, and the whole power of the Academic Board l?e brought into requisi tion. We recommend also that a certificate of good physical condition shall he required from | the nearest army or navy surgeon before the applicant shall be permitted to present himself at the Academy for admission as a Cadet. Health. Police. i}-r. The Board arc satisfied, from the report of the special committee upon this subject that no essential changes arc necessary in the present arrangements in this department; and that efficient, skillful, and proper attention is be stowed by those in authority. Improvements in tho bathing arrangements of the Cadets' hospital are very necessary, and ought to be made without delay. The Library. The Library of the Academy is remarkably complete in the collection of works in the exact sciences and tho military art, but is deficient in English classical literature, ethical philosophy. Ac. Privileges of Cadet f. Without entering upon this subject generally in this place, in the expectation that it will re ceive the attention to which it may be entitled I hereafter, we cannot refrain from recommend ing that Cadets shall bo allowed tho privilege of visiting their own immediate families in case of death or dangerous sickness, upon evidence of the fact satisfactory to the Superintendent. We fiud, too, that the library privileges of the Cadets arc very limited. They are only allowed to draw books from it on Saturday afternoon, to be returned on Monday morning. This re stricted u?e of the library is perhaps in sonio degree necessary, in view of the amount of time required ? f the Cadet to attend to his studies an<i exercises We do not hesitate to disap prove it. but at the same time regard it as an evil in some sort incident to the present system of instruction and discipline. Ft teal Affairs. In refe'eneo to this subject the Board aresat f.-fied with the system ujnin which the finances of the Academy are administered?tho accounts of Cadets kept, Ac.?all the requisite informa tion upon this head is already in ]*osse?sion of the Department, and we have not considered it necessary, therefore, to append it to this re port. With regard to the insufficiency of the Cadets j Commons the Board have ordered a note to be 1 addressed to the Superintendent, and it is there : fore unnecessary to allude to it further in this I place. (ieveral Administration. The Board deem it their duty to suggest a change in the military organization of the Acad emy in accordance with tht following plan : 1st. A Superintendent appointed, as at pres ent. from the Engineer Corps, with the IochI rauk of Colonel, and such annual salary as the exigencies of his position require This officer to have immediate military and civil govern ment of the institution, and to be responsible j for its correct management. 2d A Commander of the Garrison to be ap f><tinted from the Army with the local rank of lieutenant Colonel. This officer to command the whole military force of the post, iucluding the corps of Cadets, and to be subject to the ortlcr of the Superintendent. He stiall not be entitled to a seat at tho Academic Board except *n ease of th? death, disability or absence of the Superintendent. Jd. A Commander of the Corps of Cadets, to be ai>]Mtinted from the lufantry. with the pay of Major. This officer also to be Instruotorof i Infantry tacties. 4th. A Commander of the Company of En gineers. to be apiKiinted from the Corps of En gineers, with the pay of Captain. This offioer to be also Instructor of Practical Military and Civil Engineering. 5th. A Commander of Cavalry to be taken from the Cavalry or Dragoous. with the pay of Captain. This Officer to be also instructor of Cavalry tactic*. ftth. A Commander of Artillery to be ap pointed from the Artillery, with the pay of Cap tain of Engineers To l?e instructor also of the I theory and practice of Artillery in all of its 1 branches. o?u" fhe Superintendent. "th. An Adjutant to the Commandant of the garrison. 9th. A Surgeon. lfltli. An Assistant Surgeon. Hth. A Quartermaster. 12th. A Treasurer. Of these officers the Superintendent, the Com mandant of the Cadet#, of Engineers, of Caval ry, and of the Artillery to be members of the Academic Board. The effect of this organization would be to es tablish the proper subordinate relations at the Academy and Post, and to give the Artillery and Intan ry that representation at the Aca demic Board which is now denied them, but to which they are justly entitled, and which the publte interests demand. The aggregate of the Academy and military forces of all arms at West Point is numerically equal to a regiment of the line. An ortraniza tlOn tLSMwiljitinir a iT. ?lulo arrangement, Whilst efficiency of command will be secured, the field for the selection of the Superintendent will be greatly enlarged. In designating the salary of the Superinten dent an ample allowance to euablo that func tionary to meet the requirements due to recon tion and hospitality should be made. The pres out Superintendent and preceding ones nave been obliged to expend more than their salaries whilst in office. This should not bo. Simple justice, as well as a deecnt respect for the pro prieties properly incident to an important offi cial position, requires judicious liberality in regard to thia matter. J Convinced as we arc that very important and radical changes are necessary to secure all the beneficial results which'thc country has a rijrht L3CA/rV? th? M,l!*ry Academy, and to the end that the suggestions and recommenda tions of this report may receive due considera tion we bog leave respectfully to recommend that the whole matter of instruction, discipline, text books, military organization, Ac., be re ferred to a select board, with power to sit at the [xist and to call for information from all sources whence it can be derived. In this cautious and deliberate way we are persuaded a more judicious and efficient system might be elaborated from that now in opera tion. To insure wisdom, exjierience. imparti ality and confidence in the action of such a Board, we suggest that it should be composed of the Academic Board of this institution, to gether w th two officers of Engineers two f?, the Artillery. Infantry or Cavalry, and four civilians, eminont in literature and science and that the Superintendent of the Acadeinv should he its Presiding Officer. One word in regard t*? tho general effect of strict military uisciplinc and tiainiug, and an evil to he guard ed against, and we have dono : Whilst a proper esprit an corj,? should always, and under all circumstances, characterize the American offi cer, it should be a loading idea inculcated dur ing the term of his education at this institu tion, that the real force of his country lies in its i citizen soldiery; that ho is educated under a system of national military organization, which is an anomaly in the history of the world and which is adapted to the peculiar 1.0 litiral system of the American Republic. J hat while the educated officer is necessary to promote the high efficiency of active forces in the field, the spirit and patriotism of free citi zens is the soul and the substance of that force ?V hen. therefore, in the exigencies of the public service he may bo brought into contact with, or assigned to command forces of this descrip tion. lie must remember that they are the free citizens of the republic, and not mercenary soldiers like those which chiefly compose the other armies ot the world ; and while they are intelligent enough to know the necessity of, and to yield obedience to, wholesome military di< cipliue. the very spirit which impels tlietn to the field revolts at what they may conceive to be a harsh or domineering exercise of authority. All of which is respectfully submitted. AV if. II. (_'h \se. of Florida. President (?f the Board <?eo. W. J lor cK. of Ohio. Sec'y. Noiilk S. Eldkkki.t, of N. Y. B. F. Bltlfk. of Mass. SAui Kr. II Blake, of Me. Camphki.r. MonKiT, of Md. B. B Linnsav, of Ala. IIenrv C. Dkmi.no, of Conn. L. II. Bit van, of Miss. Pai l J. Senmes, of (ia. JoSHfA PlIKLI'S, of Iowa. Dam EL Bk ad, of Wis. FOR RENT AND SALE. l^OR SALE.?A very desirable RESIDENCE, i being a Lot fronting 32 feet in inches, by 116 feet o< op, to an an alley 25 foot wide, situated on the west hkIooI bin Ktreot wost, between Land AI north,and improved by a comfortablo Frame Dwelling, with liock building, wood-hoiiae, a pump of excellent water and ornamented with a variety of (lowers and I mi' nccoiiiui.Hlating. Apply at No. dif (Ju story ) <th street. *ea> POLLARD WKBB. I v,rirF?? FVR,S*L*V MY FARM, " Rosen 5 i X miles distant from tin- town ofCulpoter and a depot of the Orange and Alexandria R. R. 1 his r arm contains 136 acres of land equai to any in this section of Virginia. Forty acres are in timber, the balance open land in hno order. (tin it is a large and valuable young Orchard now just coming into bearing, comprising all the most desirable varieties of Apples, I oars, Plums, Peaches, Apricots. Necta nnes, Grapes, Ac,, Ac., suited to our climate, a ppnng of never failing pure wafer near the <1 welling, Out-houses, Ac. The Dwelling is plain, liut amply sufficient to accommodate ? small family. The situation for health and l>eauty is second to none in this region. An extensive range of mountain scenery, the beautiful Village of Culpener, with in a lew minutes walk, offer facilities /or attend ing Church, and as fine Schools as our State af fords. while the Orange and Alexandria R. Road puts it within a few hours ride of eith.-r Wtulinumii, A lexandria, or Richmond. 11 is seldom a farm.wiiii as many advantages, is offered to the notice of tho public. Persons desiring to purchase are respectful ly invited to call and view the premises. It is for sale privately, but if not sold before Saturday, the 1st August, on that day it will be offered at public auc tion, on the premises, without reservo. Terms n <8 ??ny information address K. (t. HOW KN, lulpeper Court House. Va. re 4 VALUABLE REAL ESTATE FOR SALE? ? The subscriber olTers for sale all that valuable Real Estate known as " f^irgo," situated m the ?>' ACRESOfVanTj6 " OOU,lty' Md" containing This is one of the most valuable estates in this county. It is easy of cultivation, and has all the advantages of \\ ater, and is also heavily Timbered JTt adjoins the estates of Dr. David Craufurd. Geo! I.Craufunl. /achariah ilerry, Sr., Dr. Menjamin Lee and others, and lavs on the road leading from Bladensburg to Upper Marlborough.about five miles from Upper Marlborough and twelve from Wash ln^ton City. I here is alao a fino Meadow, contain ing between fin and no eighty acres of very prune l^aiKf. I his land produces luxuriantly all tho crops I usually grown 111 this region of country, such as wheat, oorn, rye, oats, tol>acco, Ae. There is als.ut I one hun?lred acres of prime white oak Tnnlter Land i 1111 no tract. Persons wishin* to purchase will please call on i the undersigned, living near the premises, who will showing it to all such. This land is susecptible of division, and will 1^ divided into two lots to suit purchasers, if desired. TiiiVoa'iVrPnya.te, 8ale on or before th ?'!ly uf, July n6it? il Wl" offered on that day at public sale, at the subscriber's home pJhco, to the huhnst bidder. There will bo a plat exhibited 011 tne day of sale. Terms of sale: One third of the purchase m?iney Will bo required in cash on the day of sale: and the Imlance in one and two years, with approved securi ty, bearing interest from the day of sale ; ora mort gage on the land, if preferrod by the purchaser. Jp '/. B. BE ALL. VA'7i ^iral f,'"TATK Agents. .1-^^ kI ^1 n,rT.t' (K!.I"W k street, have for sale a number of Building Lots 24 feet front by I3n Teet deep, at the very low price of from 6^5 to *125 n^?ntliPa>a Ul 81 monthly instalments uf$3 per These Lot* are situated at Union Town, on the south side of the Anacostia river, adjoining the Na vy-yard Bridge, anil are in every way desirable for persons wishing a oiieap, pleasant, and healthy loca tion for a dwelling. Lot-bolders in arrears are requested to complete their purchase, and set their deeds; the title to these Lots is guaranteed free and clear from every possible incumbrance. ma* 25-^m Rknt.-thk desiraiTle 1 R LSI DENCE ?ni tke corner of F and Vlststs., together with the Grounds surrounding it. The House oontains sixteen rooms, has gas throughout, and furtiace. The stable will sold or rented with the house if desired. The lot the house stands on jandtt diun fe|tt but the purchaser can have more Also for Saie-The LOT OP ?ROUND en ttie ojiruer of f and 1Mb streets, and LOTS on IfHh.uear F street. Apply to CHUb6 BROTHERS. ' ap 8-tf Summer Retreats, &c. B LAKlSTONE*S PAVILION. This favorite place of resort will be opened on the 1st of July for the acoommodation of visitors. . Til? proprietor has engaged a tine Cotillon] Rand for tho season,-find with hm splendid Bull' Room offers great inducements to the lovers of the dance, whilo these of more ouiet htimot rnsv find ditT<>rent amusements at the Bowluig Alley or in Fishing, Ac. The Luxuries of the Potomac and eood Liquors will l?e constantly on hand. This is known to be one of the healthiest places on the river, near Blakistone's Island. There will baa celebration on the Fourth of July, and Ball at night. Cotillon on the 23d of July, 13th and 27th of August. The strainers Columbia and Maryland leaves pas sengers on every Wednoadav and Saturday's, and returning on every Sunday, Tuesday, and Fridays. The steamer Kent leaves Baltimore at 8o'clock every Monday evenings, and returns on Wednesday mornings. Post Office?Mi I?*town, St. Mary's connty, Md. Board?$ 1.25 per day fo. a week or longer;I .an for shorter time. GEO. W. BLAKlsTONE. i??24-2m* Proprietor. ARREN WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W One mile from Buekton Station, on the Manassas Gap Railroad, and m the direct route to J Capon and Burner'* Springs, is now open' for the reception of visitors. . Comfortable Coaches will run daily l>etween Bik-Il ton and the Springs, upon the arrival and departure of the cars. Passengers leaving Baltimore, Washington, and Alexandria by the morning trains, will reach the Springs about noon of the name day, and returning will arrive at Alexandria and Washington 111 time to dine. Post Office, Buekton. Warren county, Va. board: ?10 1st week. 9..... -.2d do. 8 3d do. 32 1 month. J. S. DAVIDSON'. President. . S. J. SAUNDF.RS. ja 2S(eo1n Superintendent. Hygeia hotel, OLD POINT COMFORT, VA. This most delightful Summer resort? the " bright particular locality of all the sunny South"? ~ is now the sole property of th? under signed, and will be opened on the 1st of June next, and each successive June following, engage to make it to the seekers for health, recrea

tion, gaiety and good living, supremely attractive. For health, no mountain retreat can be sab'r at any season of the year. It is as exempt from disease in August and Septeml>er and October as in April. May or Juno. ludeed the first three are infinitely the most pleasant of the season. The weather is milder, the sea breeze lialinier, and the luxuries of the salt water are to be had of finer quality and in greater profusion. There is no more inviting spot on the whole Atlautic seal>oard. It u> strictly true of it what the po?t hath said : " Oh ! if there be an Elysium on earth, it is this, it is this!" Drs. Archer. Jarvis, and other armv surgeons at the post, Hon. Dr. Francis Mallorr, Drs. Seinple, Si ink i lis, Shei Id, Hope, and Vaughan,and indee>d the whole medical Faculty resident in the vicinity of Fort Monroe, all certify that, they " have never known a rase of billions or ague and fever to ori einate there, and that at all season* it is the healthiest spot on the fare of the earth." (See their certificates in De Bow's Review, Southern Planter, and American Farmer.) may 22-d?wA 1aw2m JOS. SF.GAR. Proprietor. f * A. SPRINGMAN'S RESTAURANT. II, Pennsylvania avenue, between 2d and 3d sts., next door west of Adams' Express Office, re-^ sprctfully informs his friendsand the public Ken erally. that he has laid in a large stock of tlie la * mous Philadelphia and Beck's Baltimore LAGER BEER, so celebrated for its purity and health in spiring qualities,together with the finest LIQUORS, WINES, ALES, Ac. His Larder is at all tunes supplied with the best. of eatables that the market can afford, of which he would particularly mention his stock of genuine Swiss and LimburgerCHEESE, HOLI.aN D llER RINti, Ac., all of which will l>c served up at the shortest notice, and in the l?est style. IP* respectfully invites the public to give hmi a call. i?M >w* f^AUtil'lER WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, VIRGINIA. This hfish!v improved and well establisheil WA TERING PLACE, is now open for the pulilic^g, reception. The trains on the Orange Roa>],fioin|f;:^j Alexandria west, and from f iordonsville pant,--^* connect at Warren ton with lines of Stag's for the Springs, distant six inilea by a graded road. Passengers from Baltimore and Washington city, arrive at t ho Springs at li'S, o'clock a. in., and from Richmond and the South to dinner. AII inquiries promptly responded to by letter and circulars giving particulars, forwarded upon appli cation. THOMAS II. P. I\?;K \\|. jHln lm ALKXANDEK BAKER. riMO". MOUNTAIN HOUSE, I vapox spnixos, vikoixia. Will be opened for tlie reception of Visitors^ on MON DA V, 22d June. Through tickets can lie obtained at Baltimore,' Washington, Richmond and Alexandria. Passengers leaving Baltimore in the earlv morn ing train, via Aicxauilriaand Manassas (,ap Railroad to Strasburg, reach the Springs from5 to6o'clock same evening; and those from Baltimore and the West via Harper's Ferry and Winchester f rom 8 to 9 p. m. J. N. BUCK. je2-*>w Proprietor. \UOOD AND COAL. y ' The subscriber takes this method of informing his friends and the public generally, that he has tak en the stands opposite the Georgetown Cotton Fac tory .and on tho corner of First and Frederick sts., where lie intends keeping constantly on hand a full supplv of all descriptions of fuel, WOOD and COALS, which will lx> sold on as pleasing terms as a good article can be had in the market. All orders lelt at either of tho above places will meet with prompt attentioii. je3'?-eo2w D. O'NEILL. ORE CIIKAP GOODS FROM AUCTION. M i We have now in store, and are selling at greatly reduced prices? 2n?*? yards fine plaid Gingliants at 12>* eta, all good colors 15"0 yards white and colored Brilliant* at 12% and IK1* ctS. 21)00 yards good styles Bareges and Dc'Lains at 12% and 18*i cts. 1500 yards neat plaid and striped Dress Silks at 37%, *5n and K2 cts., which are decided flfceams 100 ii'-w style silk and lace Mantillas, Slutwls, and Scarfs. Wo slial., fr?>m day to day. sell our entiro stock of Rich Harege Rol<es. Rich Silk Robes, and Fancy Dress Silks at prune cost, for cash only. Mourning G?mh1??our stock is large and well as sorted; all of the fxjst class. We invite all ladies in want of cheap Dress Good* to call early,as weshall close outour stock of Fancy Goods this season. COLLEY A SEARS, je 2f?-2weo 523 7th St., 3 doors north Pa. ave. TVOT1CE.?TO B UILDERS AXD OWXEKS i> OF PROPBHTY. C. SCHNEIDER wishes to inform the publiethat he i? now nreparod to manufacture and hang all kinds of BEI.LS in the neatestand most substantial man ner, with or without Tul?cs. Particlarattention paid toarrangeinent ofSPEAK ING TUBES, Ac. Establishment 271 Penn. avenue, between 10th and 11th streets, 2d story. je2l?-lui* W M. H. HEYL. HOUSE PAIXTER AXD GT.A7.IE R, Will thankfully receive and promptly awl neatly ex ecute any orders in his line with which his friends and the public may favor him. Orders can lie left on tho slate (second story )over Cochran's Segar Store, No. 514 Seventh street, or at Ridenour's Confec tionery Store, No. 3>4 Pennsylvania avenue < north side) bet ween 9th and loth streets. Those who may intrust work to him may rely on its lieing executed with neatness and dispatch, and at the lowest rates, je 25 2m THE PROFESSOR, a new bock by the author of "Jane Eyre," for sale at SHILLING TON'S Bookstore. Harpers' Magazine for July. Romany Rve, by the author of " The Gipsies in Spain." The Collegians, by Gerald Griffin. The Tithe Proctor, by Carleton. The Rivals, by Gerald Griffin. Fardorougha, the Misers, by Carleton. The Emigrants, by Carleton. Shinderhannea, the R obiter of the Rhine. _ Northanger* Abl*>y, by Miss Austen. Blackwood's Magazine lor June. All the Magazines for July, and every thing in the Book, Stationery, and Newspaper line, for sale at JOS. SHI ISLINGTON'S Bookstore. Odeon Building, corner 4% street and Penn. avenue, je 27-eo3t THIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE, that the subscn !>?r hath obtained from the Orphan's Conrt of Washington County, in the District of Columbia, I.etters Testamentary on the Personal Estate of William Bcry. late of Washington County, de ceased. All persons having claims against the said deceased, are hereby warned to exhibit the same, with the vouchers thereof, to the subscriber, on or be fore the 2Sd day of June next: they may other wise by law be excludod from all benefit of the said estate. Given under my hand this 24th day of J une, 1857: ELIZA BURY. je24 1aw3w* Executrix. OOKS FROM LONDON. Chapman's Homer's Iliad, 2 vol.: $3. Francis Onarle's Enchiridion, 1 vol.: 87 ctfl. Selden'a Table Talk, 1 vol.; $1,25. Wither's Hymns and Songs, 1 vol.| $1.25. Aubrey's Miscellanies, 1 vol.: ?1. Mather's Providences in New England ; $1.25. Southwell's Poetical Works; $1. Tales of tlieGeneu.l vol., illustrated; $1.25. Rabelai's Works, 2 vols.; $2. The Heptameron of Margaret of Navarre, 1 vol.: *1. je 18- R ANCK TAYl.ofc. WALL A STEPHENS, Wholesale Denlers and Jobbers in CLOTHS.CASSIMt:liEStAXD VEST1XUS may 15-Sm B ! Dentistry, &c. I)r:rV.lwl,Aftn- l>**NTIsf7l.ATK OK I HI .?/.,f?V*?.vire'',*ctJ,ull> "dorm the cit- / izens of the District and vicinity. that ><av lng located himself in Wa*hiu?io?i, he i?^E5j now prepare, to perlorm all operations in hie profes i'?k 1,1 v* most approved style. ;? SfilNo*25"'*'eun- ?venue, adjoinin* Gautier's. ??i n 4>i' iv rj^HE1MPROVED SETSUF TEETH. *4 DR. LOO MIS, the inventor and patentee of _L?9mtj\MtBerml I'lnt, Ttttkr havmr, au? cessfully introduced hia improvsment nil Cltl,7> ''iw now permanently estab lished himself iu Washington. This improvement lor Set* ofTeeth consists ohief It,?'l l>ut ?'?e P eee of material, ami that indestructible mineral. No metal ia used in their construction, and they are therefore free froin EV?7?VC Jf11"" ?"<' metalie taste. There are no joints to become tilted with moisture or particle* of food, hence they arc pure and cltan. They are lighter, stronger, leas clumsy. lar more durable. and natural in their appearance. I will rive a reward of One Thousand Dollars to any one who will produce a similar work of art to equal mine in purity, l?auty, quaTit* ?*oe"?oc? <>r oilier requisite All work roapona.Ny warranted. Z76 I eana. aveuue, between 11th and 12th streets, up lo-ly |)R. C. S. GOODMAN, ~ SVKGEOX UEiXTIST.ind AUNrF*?Ti*rR of Artificial TttTH. j? nis complete arrangements ?nal>li,?g hnn '? present the followiM reasonable prices: '-T> Entire I ppej- *?ett Teeth, on Gold $3Mo5? _y? a?? _ do on Silver 12to^> One or more, on 0old 2 to \ Do i on Silver 1 to 3 r illing. Extracting. Removing Tarter; also, Re *,1 ",e R",ne reasonable rates. All operation, executed in such a manner a? to rive every satisfac tion. Office corner 8th street and avenue. ap 3 I DENTISTRY. ? f DR. STEPHEN BAILY, Ortiric No. I9? P?x?isylva?iia Avun, Three doors from litk Street. lcav? V ?"f?'rm the public that he II a ?ren a hours,at his office, located a? aln.ve. lie feels a*?ured that an experience of fifteen years' practice, wi 1 h the lar^e numl^rof pa?iei 11.nr??f treat n?ll'vet??ii rse"fl,at l,e h??'re?lVd"uwm Inlly, will enable him to surmount any difficulty scientific or otherwise, relating to the Teeth H * own experience confirming the opinion of many men *mi"ieii 11" 1-1.Prc ?8* 1?n? .tu:d ?*peetall> Drs. Harris !^r i ?i? arinly, has lelj him, long since, todis card all mercurial preparations for filling Teeth.also ?LJ? - *'? >els, Gutta Percha, India RulVr'nJ 5" ! /?r, construction of Continuous Guin Uiat Poroelian, mounted on Gold Plate. In nfi ? reliable substance that can l>e worn iu the mouth, as was most conclusively shown by the last American Dental Convention. ? 1* we mnt Aithongh he flatters himself from his long resi VnnLVt i P?c*io? in Washington. he is favorably known to his numerous friends and patrons, he begs leave to refer lhem to the following " p, testimonials. From the late Rector of the Church of Epiphany of j ? this city. i mPr Bailt: DearSir-l desiretoexpress my^esteem for yon personally, and my confidence iou as a superior dentist. The operations execute! lor me have been highly satisfactorj. I hope that you IJJij.fi?1, patronage from my friends and the public that your skill so well deserves. 1*'- t . ? Vours very truly, \> Mhington, Aug. 26. 1*56. J. \Y. FRENCH. From one of the oldest firms in Baltimore, Messrs. t, , Hoggs. Cot man A Co. fi5 rn&*nr,1?lo'?d Dr. Stephen Haily, Surgeon Den tist, of \A as tune ton city, to execute for me an 1111- I portant and dithcult piece of work, winch he did to mv entire satisfaction, and in view of the fact that oneof the most distinguishe,! meml?ersof the Dentai rerform'M l "re' fH?led"',0cr r?P?ted trials, to perform the same work satisfacforily.it fives me E!'eE .p. Vre ?? mhw. my entire c??ulideiice aud hith estimation of his professional skill. Baltimore. Jan. 12,1857. HARMANN BOGGS. Extract from a note received from the late Hon. John M. Cla> ton. TI.A |U<L J - s- Skxatk, Aug. 19, l?5fi. ? .;fT! T0"raad^for m* w,,rk "'fmirably ; noth ing could be i>etter. Very gratefully, JOHN M. CLAVTON. To those that seek relief from the mala<lies of the teeth. 1 oan cheerfully recommend Dr. S. Itailv as a superior Dentist: he made a set of porcelian teeth lor <>neof my familv, and plugged several teeth for myself, and the work has all stood well for more than ten years. ROBERT T. NIXON Apn, *? Cr'nf- of the M. E. Church South. We, the utidersig ti,^d. having li.vl f?v?sion fo avail ourselves1 ol tho proiobsional skiil o| i?r. S. Hail* ?urgeoti Dentist of this city, or paving l^encoK?,Z ant of inH operations 011 our laimiies 01 friends lake pleasure in expressing our admiration of his artistic skill, as well is of ttie uiulonnlv satisCactory manner m * Inch lie performs the iuo?t delicate and difficult operations 111 Dentai Surgery,and we respectfully re commend him to the confidence and patronage oi the public, of which we consider him eininentU worthy. i. N altkr. Architect I*. Capitol. 11V.-'V*:' W ashington. 1).C. !,? ? ? Hohukr. M. D. of Georgetown. D. C. ^' ?)*,1:*roLN' M. D.,of Washington. D. C. Jos. H. Bbadlky.of Washington. D. C. l>eoRuK \\ ALTON. Ex-Governor of Florida. ,, ALTE?. Lenox, Kx-.Ma\or of Washiuntou, ^ ' a,eiit (Jflice, fel>2n t' ft'icipal Ritteuhuusc Academy, QALTIMORE C1TVJWALT HOUSE. MAI.T FOR SAl.E.?'The undersigned having recently purchased the CITY* MALT HOI SF corner of West Falls avenue and lilock street! would annouaoe to his friends and the public, that he mVi -r\'-w 1" ?,Prra,!?ii- vnth & ??r?e supply of MAL T lor ?ale on libera! terms. '"yC-3111 FRANCIS DENMEAD. ARD.?Ranaway from the sulmcri '^r- near 1 pper Marlborough, Prince George ? county, .Md.. on the <*nii of (fff ;Vr.,.?*>?Nh ,K<i! MA-V DAVY GREEN. "?\ al??ut 27 > cars ol age, j feet, ?> inches higii?a J| dark mulatto?has a large bushy head. will. rM ^hiskera rrrnnd his face, medium size and down ;?i ! y lHrp ?""?elf I" 'he District, where he ilo lio Tf *' ?r ,nake his wav to some free State, as u., ^^1 i??o any,provocation. I will give Two Hundred Dollars, if taken out of the State? * !i?i if iak,e""J Vf District, or any other part of Mar> Uwd, m'.'1 ? 0I! 4Ueither case he must secured bo that I cot hnn. Je9 tf UMLL1AM J. BERRY. ' 'BED PHYSICIAN who?e sands of f Jile have nearly run out, discovered while in lite / , f. Indies, a certain enre for Consumption, # A!. V?1' 1J^:nc',l,Ui. Coughs, Colds, and General f Debility, rhe remedy was discovered bv him I when his only child, a daughter, was given up t.. I die. lie had heard much of the wonderful restor ati\e httalin* cualiti^s preparations maiia from t lie East India llemp,and the thought occurred to him that he might make a remedy for his child.? Ho studied hard and succeeded in realiamg his wish es. His child was cured, and is now alive and well. He has since administered the wonderful remedy to thousands of sufferers in all parts of the world, and he has never failed in making them completely heal thy and happy. \\ ishing to do as much gootl iie, pos sible, hew II send to such of his afflicted fellow I* ings as request it. this recipe, with fuU and explicit directions for making it up. and successfully using U. He reuuires ea?di applicant to encl??sc him one shilling?three cents to be returned as postage on the recipe,and the remainder to be applied to the pay ment of this advertisement. Address Dr. H. JAMES. No. 19Grand street. in Ne t ised. 19 Gr? IZEEP IT BEFORE THE PEOPLE? We 'l"?r's .^he laTM 8tock ?f Fine Clothing and Gentlemen's Furnishing IJ.xmIs to lie found in this city, to which wc are receiving daily additions direct from our own manufactory. We ment 10a Vests Colored Clofh Frocks, rants, aiid Drap d'Ete Coats, Pants, and Vests Alapaca " ?? ? Cassunere " ?? ?? White Drilling Coats" 44 Figured 44 ** >? Marseilles " 44 44 Planters'Linen Coats44 44 Boys' Linen Jackets. Pants, and Vests Boys' 44 Coats Hoys' Alpaca 44 ? >? WlU ^oah walker a W {"t je ai-eoJw No.36H. Browns' Building. Li^HMEb T.~Just received this >la\ AU1 arge assortment of the (ollowing articles: rll . . , for ladies. ? K Ladies bronze, black and colored Gaiters, w ith and without heels Ladies colored, bronze, ahd black French Kid and Morocco Slippoiv Ladiofi coiorctK lirouie, and Mack Gaiters at $1# regular price. SI jo L idles colored, bronze, and black Congress Gai ters. new style, at *1.25and #1.75 Misses aud Children's Gaiters, Moroooo Boots, and Slippers, all styles. FOR GENTLEMEN. French imported Molta Ville Shoe* French Patent Leather broad-strap walking Shoos French Kid and Patent Leather ConKresa Gait ers. 92 to 14. F&\sCfelgtent ^ther B^'^^/ouths Freneh Patent Leather and La.l Gaiters, aud Shoes of all kinds very cluap. t ,w ? ALSO Leather Bonnet Boxes and Valines All s?4e leather and upon frame Truuks J.Ml it n l)rens ami Kolio Trunks, new Btvle < arj-et fsigs and liami-trunks Cal7m ?. ? S P. HOOVER'S in 11 e^im ^neap Cash St??re. Penn avenue, je 11 eolm bet. ?tii and l'?th st. iron Hall. ???????* THE WEEKLY STAB. This excellent Family and Ncvi Journal?abs taining ft greater nntt; ot mtrrashiw rwrti^r tm? <*o be fiMiad in ear other?is published on Saturday morning. u . mm. Kngieoopy, mmotn f' 3? . to fLm. Vi*',?0'"* 5 m i-ii.'*1"- m ^Tw?ut, oop.es 15 OP lITliUl.tmiUlLT TW tDTtKCI. ??bMril"n* 'n cluhs raised among neighbore JLr^,BLi t intervention of ? mail agent. aswul be w.^ lH^IlL* l3ra,1! ?f the Waxxi.T ST** will t*e sav?d. It invart*i>ly contains the ** \\ ash !?? ' 'he Dsu.y Sraa c.rou lato so central I * throughout lb* country. , JU" Single copies < in wniipers) nui l? procured at u ^LM,S.*r* ?"???*?<<*?ely alter lite issue of the Paper. "f'W?TlfBgK Cnt*. 1 <??TM?KrkRt who act at agents will be allowed a commission of twenty per cent. Pianos, ftc. |\ I o\se?M KNCRUT THE PATtONiSE ? which the pubic has k?Uiwod oil us w' iu-? we have In-cn enal.!,-d to enlarge our st<>ck'W~ryVf ??I Music.in.I Musical Merchandise. R>' I ? I I" arrangements with Mr. Schoenel>erfer in Paris. hud Schots* Sons ut Mat ence, we will sell Foreign Music to dealt rs and professors on the moat rrasri - a!We terms. Our Catalogue. comprising over five thousand original works, is now completed, and to he bed at the M usic Depot. Strings. best quality, very cheap in bundles. Violins. Guitars. Eiscnbrandt's Flutes. \ loiuicelhM. Brn*s Instrument*, etc. Our stock of Knoon A Haven's and Willsam Mil ler s celebrated Pianos will be completed acain in a tew days, which we will sell on the most reaaonable terms nnd give the beat city reference. Music Depot, corner of 1Kb and Penn.avenue. <?* W. G. METZER<ITT. pIANO FORTE INSTRICTION.~ Mr. W. H. PALMER continues to add new mem \i i/w ? AW'? Mr. PAI. - ij i 1 'ii." ^ oorns over Karuham'v Kookstore. Tuesdst. Wednesday, Kri ? day. and NUvnUy, Inm ween ^andt, p. in. Terms fj per quarter. ar 25-tf V*of 'T,C-Mr" ' RANKt.lN. Teacher ? ol Music, having vaoant hours for a few more Scholars, requeststhose Indies who are desiroue of being perfected in Bailed Singing,or Opera Music. Jo fs\or her with an early application. Terms nivle 1 iano.? li.ive L?? en u?e?l hut i mi .rt I une 1 tfc careful persons. we will warrant them.' take old Pianos m exchange. A c. Two of them are full seven octaves, finely finished rosewood case*, snd of exquisite tone ami touch .one is only a six octave. These Pianos, purchasers mai safely reU upon as being truly great bargains. and they Will do w<% to can ami sew them, at our extensive Pimio Ware rooms. No. between !?th and l?nh. "M" JOHN F. KLLIH. A 'OLD MEDAL PREMIUM " PIANO FORTES. ? WILLIAM KNABK. (Senior partner in the late firm of ^ Knaux, Giehli A Co., t ontinues the manufacture and sale of grand and *?U\Y"n u-O FORTES, underthe of W iiliain knalte A Co., at the old stand f? No.. I. 3. 5 and 7 North fcutaw street op Hi IT1 Polite the Eutaw House. Baltimore. They have also just opened a new Sale* Room at No *"7 Baltimore street, between Chariea and Light streets, on the premises partly occupied by Mr Henry McCaflery as a music store, where they will ??J*'constantly on hand a large assortment of plain and highly finished grand and square Piano Forte, ? also. Melodeons. from the best makers, from 4 to 5 oota\*. some with double key txiards, double reeds an'l stops to suit small churches. Being extensively engaged in the manufacture of Piano*, we will sell wholeaaleaud retail,on the most lioeral terina. Onr Pianos were awarded the highest premium fg^ld mednltat the Fairs of the Mart land Institute two successive years~Octot?er. 18J?V and lK.\h??, op position to fourtecr: and eighteen pisrn** from some of the best makers from New York. Boston and Bai fLT'ir<A . * *?T**l*?awsrdad the first premium at h?,1<, ln R"hmon<l. Vir ginia, IKV5 and ia%. ( n^ehave also l<een awarded medal I at the Metro politnn Mf'chamcs* Fair for 1AV7. In addition to tlus we are in possession of testimo nials from the moM distinguished prrrfessors and amateurs in the country, which can l?e seen at our warerooms. speaking for themselves and otheisof the high appreciation in which our instruments are every where held. All instruments are guaranteed for five years, and a privilege of exchange is granted within the first six m"utl)8 from the day of sale if the instruments do not give entire satisfaction. \Vho .-sale dealers will find it to their advantage ??,ve U8 * (al" purchasing. Pmnos exchanged, hired, and tuned. "H"16"'* WM. KNABK * CO. THREE BEAI TIFI L PIANOS received tlii day fro-n Boston. Also.three very fine. second hand Pianos, but litrie used, seven octave?.rosewood cases, will lieaoldat grcatwf^T* iwrcains.at 011 r Piano Forte. Mel<K)e,.n. snd Music \\ arenMtins, l>etwcen 9th and lorh streets. No 9* Je4 JOHN K. El.l.lx T\VO PIANOS FwK fl*. <INE MIR finu ? two for are now for saie at the. *mm> . Music Depot r?f fc Si W. G. METZEROTT.UlTn Corner of Penn. avenue uud I It h street. Terms easy. ICE. I J. MIDDLETON. j ICE DEALER, Xt rJ^rr vr IT**01.- Oofuer of F and 12th \\ aftmngf<?n. ^ Il-tf ICE! JCK!! ICE!!!?'The endereigaed respect fa I. A- ly inlorm Ins frierxts?u?d the puMicgenerally, that .?I'" to furnish !aauli?s ami others I through the season) with the liest quality ..f ICF. deuvered 111 any part of U aslnngton and t.eorge town, and giiarautees to give entire satisfaction. Orders to tie left with Kidwkll A I.ai rk>c* oiirner Mth street .,nd Pvnaaylvaaia avenue; <",ep. I-. Kipwkli. A Co., 14th street; J. B. Moork. Drug! gist, I enna. avenue. I*iween 19th and J-in streets ; OEoRt.K*siKTz. New \ orlk avenue, between ]?th ai<d llth street*; Roar. A. Pa TUB. Drurgist. corner 4th and Mass. av-enue; and with tne siif,senior. No. at all timee*1*1' <,eorRetowu' where Icc can tie had aP? tt T. N. KIDWELL. JEW GROCERY. WINE. AND 1 . , I.IQI OR STORE. I he auiHicriber t**gs to inform his frien<ls and the public, tliat he has opened a NEW STORE, corner V street and Louisiana avenue, where he in tends to keep constants on hand a large and varied and Domestic WINES. LI OlORS, CIGARS, and FINE GROCERIES, consisting of Fine Tea*.Sugar.Coffee. Flour.%m,<. Oiive?,.Raisins, t; >Wdinc?, Anchovies, OtsH, Marrett A Co.. Pi net A Co.. and Col. CMard's Brandies ln cases, dcinijoiiua. a id r isks. Old Ja maica Rum, Mierriea. Maileua. Port of \wrious de scriptions. St. Julien Claret, Chateaux Margaux 1*1 cases, Chanu?agne Cider. Brandy Fruits, Reynold's Edinburgh Ale, Annisette. Maraschino. Curacoa. Aosyntlie. Champagne, and a large and varied de script ion o| Havana Cigars. Also. Stoughton Bitters, and Fever aud Ague Bitters. Porter. Aie.and Cider. Families are particularly invited tooall and exnm ine the stock !>efore purcha?ing elsewhere. Mem *;? . Co?ltress are also informed that their order, will lie promptly attended to. and delivered at the,r residences at the shortest notice. A ceneral assortment of fane Havar* Cigars, im p? -red direct by tiic aubscnber.at wholesale and re tail. canal B'?Us supplied o| reasonable term*, and produce taken in exchange. Levy's Old Whiskey, constantly on haad.of l?4<V Country orders punctually attended to. and conn tr% produce ol &I] dc^criptionx r#r#ivfd??n (vinnicn* ??"*? . JONAS P. LEW. jeW-tf No.itSt Twelfth street. |NTEREST!NG TO FAMILIES. The following extract from a New York cannot fail to ?>e interesting. In referring to, Ihe r< < ciplft ?>f r**as in this country f?>f onfl year up to 3'nli ultimo, it says they will lie 12 L - p<Kinds short of the imports of the year end - ing June 3H. 185b. and tliat ' " The advance in black teas. Oolongs, since last Decern I <er, has been hfteen cents per pound; and 1 oung H>?on Teas, of low and medium grades, have experienced an advance of one hundred per cent, over last season's dosing prices. "It will thus be seen that the strong and rapid advance in the tea market has been the result of ? short supply and active demand ; but when it iscou sidered that m-e may hear at an* moment of the en tire suspension ol shipments at Shanghai, aud. in tact, that, as soon as a sufficient force from England arrives at the seat of war. all five porta of entry in t hina, will probably tie placed under strict blockade. It would not he surprising to see Teas at a in 11 oh higher figure than the* have yet attained." In view of these facta, we hold out very great in - diicementa for families to lay in their supplies of Tea aeie. KING A Bl RCHELL. lelt-tf Corner \ errnont ave. and ISth street. I^HINA, GLASS AND UTEENSWAReT Vy R. H. MILLER, SON ft CO.. Importers direct from Liverpool to Aleaan dna. beg .eavetocall the attention of dealera,, hotel -keepers, and others of Washi ngton and ' Ge?irgetoym, to their stocks of GOODS. _ which, for extent and varietT. will compare favoi With anj establishment tn the F^wtern cities. The connexion of their senior partner with the manufacturers of F.uropeand the United States foe upwards of thirty ycqtrs, has given hiinadvantages in the purchase of goods equal, if not superior, to any house in the trade. An inspection of goods and prioes wi.l satisfy all parties that purchases can be made of them upon the most favorattle terms. F rench China Dinner Sets, gilt and deeorated French China Dinner pefs. gold hand and piatn white F ranch China Vases, Pitohera, Toilet Sets. Ao. F ranch China Tea Sets, Cups and Saucers,and other articles of Teaware And Dinner Ware, separate from sets IndiaCnina Dinner Sets,and aeparateartioies always on hand White Granite Ware in every variety, in sets, and separate from seta, as may be desired Blue Printed or Liverpool Ware, the same Common Fudged, White and Rockingham Were, in full supply. Cut, Pressed, Piain.and Moulded Glass Ware from the liest establishments in the F^aatem and Western States, which will be sold by the package or other wise. Experienced packers employed. Goods eet up br as aan \m transported by any mode without breakage. Fare by the steamlioats from Waahiactoa to Alex andria. almost hourly, 12)* omits eaee way. A quar ter of a dollar tftus spent may aave i?nj dollars dec I NOTHING NRW.-Ry auth.Hof John Halifax, Gent einan. A c. Call and get all the Dew Booke ,aje 3* pul,,l4lied' 1-erg ICON'S, m ttk ttxmt. ft CO., V ivoraMy