Newspaper of Evening Star, November 17, 1857, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated November 17, 1857 Page 1
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ggjVSV m "" --12 ? Ten oopiea.. Twenty oo^im _ ... . ?? ?? Cut. inMrtaiii B? MtiMribuw >? C ubs ntw4 *??u? MuHlwri the intervention of a mail ww.mM' p* Kroaieed.*) par omI of Til WMU.T **a? aa*yi. It tneaaaWv .ontaina the " )fc?r that has made Taa Kr*WT*e *Taa ?r?? iate eo fimrh.T UrvncBoei the aoeelry. ir7~Sia?le oopiee (is wrapper! out be ^roeered attrie ?funter.imiBed??ei* after the imi o tbe paper. I?i CENTS, |y Poatmaa itnwkoMtuifHti wili be allowad THE EVENING STAR is PUBLISHED EVERY AJTBKJfOON, (SUNDAY EXCEPTED,) AT THK STAR BUILDIMOR, C*m?r 0/ Pa. mwmus and &l*wr<tk strut, By W. D. WALLACH. - ? P?;?era ?erred ia paefcacee t>jr oaruera at $4 a year, er 37 mtim per mnnttt. TomaiJ aubeeriiwa Ue aob ?or.ptioo pnoe 1a $3~?>a year. 1* adrmmctf %2 for aix montba; $1 for three montha; and for than three montba at Ibo rata of 12 oenta a weak. Sinele ?optea, one oent; in wnppera. two oenta. AovaaTiasMisTa (of eicht nuea to iha aquare) maertert three timea for 91 ; every other day or aeini-we?kiy. 2? per oent. advance; onee a arack. V p?r eent. adrinee. ' |! | ' * iMJU <*r ; v ?? VOL. X. NO. 1,507. From the National Era. A Rl* O* THE BA>K; Or, The B?|u Country Bank I'anlr. IT MRS BBLL UMITH. We determined on *11 side* that it wai time for Unole John to get up some new stories. The old ones were qaite threadbare Xe?not that, indeed?but bis household audience was too ranch exercised. With every fresh arrival at the Plains, we had theold stories repented; and at the dinner-table sat a corps of well-trained elaquers. listening to the introduction, growing in tore* tod in the details, brightening up as the narrator approached the denouement, and burst ing into a heartj roar at the right point. Aunt Josephine was the only one who protested at the proposed innovation. She regarded the enter tainment of guests as a science, and. so viewing I ncle s efforts, said we should sacrifioe our own feeiinga Tor the purpose of sustaining our Pro fessor. The new stories, she argued, may not be so good, and it will be some time before we can come in gracefully to their support. As the prosperity of a jest lie? in the ear, she de clared it our duty to assist in making all the old ones prosperous But Lucy said that it was impossible?her laogh bad grown so hollow and she was ashamed of it. while Carrie asserted that all frankness and honesty were shocked at her deception Besides, she con tinual. that when she heard for the first time bow Father Puinn had been pounded by hisown friends, the story was so absurd she could not help laajhing. and thus could excuse herforget fnlnese of pious respect; but now that with cool deliberation they were called upon again and njfain to assist in thieexhibition of priestly suf fering. her ?on*eience positively revolted. W e ha.I a clear majority, and so determined that our bean* at the Lodge should bo treated to a new s^t.if anecdotes. The matter was laid delicately before Uncle John, and he laughed haartily a; our troubles, but promised us posi tively a reformation. But it never came. The TrrJ Wrtek following, t?e<>rg? 8. and Edward T. ytsited u*. ostensibly for a few days' shooting It is true that gaming purposes did not require a gni'ar and flute, which instruments were smuggled into what we callcd the outpost, be ing a litt'o lodge off from the hon<e. where we colonized the beaux. This discovery was made by and by. after the gentlemen had indulged in a hard day's tramp over the fields and swamps in search of snipe, when they stole out at mid r. gkt te astonish us by a serenade. Carrie c aid not refrain from saying that, if the game hi! any ear for music, the exe uion of that flute and guitar would be greater than guns. FoszringTum. our house-dog. was monstrously offended at the strange noise, and ran boo-hoo ing at the musicians, just as George S. lifted up his voice te sing. " Oh ! whisper what thou feel est, and was forccd to break his guitar over the head of thestnpid brute; whila Mr Edward, dropping his flute, found refuge in an apple tree It was after this arrival that we looked for the proposed improvement, but wo looked in vain The same old stories would out, and we were bored as with the "oft-told tale, vex ing the ears of a drowsy man.' I had my plan of a care. 1 would reduce his stories to print. I determined to publish to the world this choice collection. I fear that Uncle John will suffer by the pmua not only by the loss of his little his tories. but in the eold print will disappear the quaint, quiet humor of conversation, which in select eircles has rnide him celebrated. How ever. we are driven to this, and so for :he fir?t specimen. A Western village is not a pleasant thing to C'>ntemplate The dirty, unpaved streets, the white or red houses drying in the .'an. suggest ing heavy bread, -our milk, nnd warm water. Trie square, vu I gir-looking tavern, whieh speaks ot poisonous drinks, feather-beds and vermin, the noise of the tin shop or smithy, all combine to make a Western village most abomi na. !e to eye and ear. A very little labor and no additional expense would change it all. A tew forest trees, beautiful, graceful, and abun >iar.. as thov are. planted along the sidewalks, would change the dismal streets into eool. re fr??uing avenue* But a western man proper t ate* a tree, His progenitor, the pioneer, roun l the forest his greatest enemy next to the Indian, and the child received the prejudice ?'M??ui?tM>n?iiy at bis birth, a* tU French in fant takes a revolutionary instinct at his inether s breast A Western man has no con tent or comfort, until from about his dwelling he has cleared every vestige of green, bnddinc nature. ? W est Independence forms no exception to this general rale. Approaching the town from tbn north, one finds the road crowded in by a huge. w:iite, staring manufactory on one aide and a long range of pig-sties on the other. With eye. n*se. and ear*, alike offended, you enter upon a dusty street, bounded on either hand by stran gling habitations However, pass with mo through the little town, and we will find some thing p*oa<aater. Turning to the right, at the oorner where stands a square brick building, with a sign above the door, whereon one reads the cabalistic letters ? Bank," we follow the narrow street, wkivb, terminating in a road. ' v * to * eminent on which reposes a rveautifal residence. In and about this man sion a?n? ar very evidence of cultivation nnd refined taste The untrimmed forest trees almost brush against the admirably-tinted waits and waive their dark foliage ?>?,ve the closely-shaven lawn, while within the hou;e, if ???n donot see the well-scleeted furniture, you willI probnbly hear a ew**t voiee ponring out a flood of melody te the neoompamuient <>f harp or piaxu>, or low-toned conversation, enlivened ' ' . unmistakable evidence of cultivation, a mu?ic*l laugh. Physicians inform us that tne first pr we haveof approaching insanity, is in the voice, whieh grows harsh and out of tune And so by a laugh I pretend to judge of one s refioeuient. There is as mueh difference in the laughter of cultivated and coarse minds, as 1 mkttar of their conversation. .?11. ,'ie m^'ry laugh and musical aceom par.imenta belong to Ella Johnston; and E1U Johnston s laughs merry, and songs musical, t 'ge'her with hou?e. grounds, pony, and do<r are the property of Clinton Y. Johnston, sup p >*ed millionaire, and President of the "Bona County Banking Company." I have not the spv;o te give the Inography of this distinguish ed gen MemM) Suffice it to say. he was a widow 1?"'uething beyond the turning point in life, ann lived in this pleasant mansion with his m tiden sister. and only child, the daughter be fore mentioned who, at the time of introduc tion to the reader, was eighteen vears of age The inmates, at the moment when the laugh I fretk of was snppoeed to bo heard, were the tnree enumerated, and a dark-haired youth, a sort of relative, handsome, lively, and pushed, who came a? a cousin, and. falling deeply in love, remained as a suiter. Hi? busi ness qu iliUes and energy of character please I toe father. while his handsome person and re f.ned faring, added te an earnest devotion, won me laughter; and. although opposed by the aunt his stream of true love would have run einooth enough, bat tor one difficulty The jr^ung gentleman, Kdward Barnett byname h?d nothing l>u? his own efforts to look to, and .Mr. Clinton V. Johnston in a fair way of beirg ruined. ibe unpleasant difficulty, wi'h bankruptcy >ra termination, came about in this wise: ,Mt "n heon left a large fortune, and had ??ore than double*! it by his manufactory and speculation* in stock At an evil hour, be en gaged .n hanking. The temptation vol great. Oar entire country bad run mad on the subject of banking Fortune.. |$ke card-houses, were run up magically Theeasy ae,urnil|atjOI, an<1 control of capital atimnlated every branch of industry. Men of valerate mean - swelled oat to m .lionaires; men without menns imitate 1 , ?'?"o??ires, and grew rich, by appearing to p..sae?s ?bnt thoy struggled for Bankioz nouses sprang up at every cross-road, and unJer their fostering c?re, villages grew int?, < i i" ?> ?on paper. Every farm iu l)>e West was su 'li7i le I into lots, and each lot took an enor mous valuation?on paper. And the lucky ''"??r auyihing found his anything immenae iy valuable on paper; while the yet luckier own?/ nothing figured himself emormously rich?on p*per?and lived accordingly. Every thing was demonstrated on paper, everything was represented by paper, and the solid earth itself bid fair to become unsubstantial in clouds of dazzling pap*r. Magnificent houses were built on promises, and expensively furnished with the same facility?-carriage* were pur chased. to be drawn by horses, paid for by the magical sixty days, and were driven hy coaeh men who-speculated in stocks. Clerks, on nominal safari**, gave extravagant balls to young ladies. who sported diamonds with hon> , dred dollar handkerchiefs, and wrapped their lovely person* in thousand dollar shawls. And so the inflated system swung easily up. carry-, ing the thoughtless multitude, until there came the inevitable collapse, and from a fearful height' down they tumbled into a frightful depth of ruin. Mr. Johnston could not resist the temptation. Id *? evil hour he left his safe, profitable I u siness, Co beceae the President or a Bank, and founder of imaginary cities..whorcin there were a busy buying and selling of imaginary lots. His bank threw out its circulation, not reck lessly as others, but yet beyond tho dictates of prudence At the time my little story com mences, the first fearful explosions broke upon business ears, " Like the tone of tbe gun That startle* the deep when tbe coiuhats begun." All was confusion and dismay. Mr. Johnston saw men and companies, he was forced to rely upon, go down in rapid auocession, like bricks in a row. and hiaown bank threatened with a run. To save this4 he promptly stepped for ward. and pledged his entire fortune to the re demption of its notes. This move* was dictated by his pride as a business man, and the remem brance that these notes were in the hands of the laboring classes, and that tho poor, tbe widow, and orphan, would be the principal suf ierera in their depreciation or l?>ss. Having made this humane move, he waited impatient ly the result i'hese commercial troubles gave occupation to a new class ol iq?eculators, known as Brokers. They wore the terror of the banks. First de precating. by insinuation and abuse, a curren cy they had their eyes upon, they would pur chase it up at a vciy heavy discount, and then unexpectedly present the notes at the bank with a demand for specie. No clerk opened the door of his dim temple in the morning, but with fear and trembling. No officer repairing to his pol ished de:k. at the magic hour of ten, but re garded that door with anxiety, and watched each new comer with suspicion. Tho fact that Mr. Jonuston had pledged his fortune to the re demption of the circulation did not help the Bank. While the notes, at a distance, were at a leariul discount, and to quoted, his pledge of redemption mad* a dealing in them, by the heartless brokers, or bears, as they are called, comparatively safe. In* morning was on* of tho? mild, breexy specimens of early summer, which, redolent with the last breath of spring, had not yet warmth enough to make one reulizo tho ener vating efect of our climate. Miss Ella John ston. nabited iua charming negligee of a morn ing * rapper, which displayed to the best advan tage her graceful form, arose from before the c >tfee urn, and walked into tho handsomely arranged parlor, as we aro pleased to ten* the drawing-room, followed by her lover. iSlr. Bar nett's c irefully-adnrned person proved that he had not yet arrived at the hopeless state indi cated by a neglected dress. Mr. Clinton Johu ston bad retired to, what it pleased him to call, tbe library. The Aunt was engaged in house hold duiie*. so that the lover*found themselves alone. This long-hoped for advantage Was greeted at first by only an awkwatk silence, til l, seated at the piauo. ran her delicate fin cere carelcssly over the ivory keys. At last. Air. Edward. in a low, hesitating lone, said? '? W *ii, Cousin, my visit is about drawing to a close." ? I anj very sorry," was the reply; and then, as if having ?.tid too much, she added, ?' Father exj>ected you to be with us all summer." " lie will not suffer much at my departure.'' "Why do you say that?* she asked re proachfully. " 1 don t know; but of late his manner has greatly changed. Why should w* deceive each other, Lla( 1 our father knows of our?I mean my attachment, and is displeased i am poor; and he has other plans for his daughter." '? Don't Ulk in that ab*urd way, Eiward. lather is very fond, indeed, proud of you. and this bitterness is cruelty uncalled tor. ile has said nothing as yel'' ?? Be*auao yon will not jiermit mc to approach him I will go now?I cannot bear this sus pense." ??Please do not,'r earnestly exclaimed the girl, ?? some other time?not now, Edward? please listen to me. Father ha* so muoh anx iety, su*h trouble, just at this time." *? i cannot wait longer, Ella?I feel as if doing wrong in not saying at once what is so near and dear to us. Let me go to your father at once." Hhe made no further objection, and the young man sought her father, lie found the banker immersed in paj>?rs. and, a]?o!ogizing for the interruption, plunged at once into the subject. To las confused utterances Mr. Johnston lisiuu cd quietly, and, when he had ouded, said: '* 1 regret this. This is very painful to mo. I know that you are attached to your cousin; and you are every way worthy of her. But, Ed ward, I hare other views. To tell you the truth, my dear boy, while I have the reputa tion of being a man of wealth, 1 approach bank ruptcy, and find all my possessions crumbling about me.*' " I do not care for wealth, sir; I only ask for your da'ig!t;r. 1 am y? fog, and w iling to work for her support. ' " You do not care for wealth, and will no doubt be quite able to accumulate it, when you do But my daughter has boen bred to other habits and expectations."' ?4 Let us hop* otherwise Let me assist yon, sir. Cortainly, we can weather this storm; it cannot bo so bad as you seem to anticipate." 44 I cannot tell. A run upon my bank at this time would ruin us. By my pledges I have se j cured confidence in the immediate neighbor hood; but has secured mc at home, courts speculation abroad. I am in hourly dread of these brokers." At this m >ment the boy from the bank broke into tho room, quite pale and oat of breath. 11* exclaimed? k They're come, fir." ?? As I expected, ' wa* the quiet response. ''Say to Mr. Ink pen that I will be with him in a moment." and seising his bat. he hastened to the bank Tho stage entered West Independence from towards the eity. and about noon of the morn ing we mention, this rough, rolling conveyance turned out one passenger at the 44 Bald Eagle." lie was a tall, slender man, of about sixty years, dressed in homespun, with a singularly mixed expression of shrewdness and simplicity, rather pus/ding to a student of human nature. He asked for tho 44 Bogus County Banking Houne, and. with a well-stuffed, old fashioned pair of leathern svldle-bags on his arm. sought the institution inquired for. Mr. iuapen, assisted by two clerks, behind mahogany counters, was very busy doing noth ing The tall stranger approached tbe clerk. '? Do you pay specie for your notes her* ?" *? Certainly, sir," was the response. Mr. Inkpen, a cool. methodical businessman, obayed orders. He had been directed, on the appearance of any stranger demanding specie for notes, to at once summon the President and Hirectors. Mr. Inkpen. as I said, obeyed or ders. He had Bo opinions, and, of judgment of his own, but understood his rou tine. and followed it faithfully. On one occasion, when a desperate fight hap pened in the bank, Mr. Inkpen, although chairs were broken and pistols exploded, never raise 1 his head from the ledger or ceased hi. employment. W hen remonstrated with ufter waris, be only said, that had he been called <*pou by Mr. Johnston, and ordered to inter fere. he should have done so with due dili gence Mr. Inkpcn handed the stranger a chair over the counter, begged him to be seated, whispered to the runner to fetch the President at ooce. nnd then quietly resumed hi* writing. Mr. Johnston hurried to the bank. He found the stranger slowty fanning hfnwfclf with his hroad-hrimmed hat, whi?e seated in the ehair that Mr. Inkpen had furnished him. " You have some no tee for which you desire the specie, said the President, eyeiug the uli man carefully. , ? / Yes, a small amount.. Banks are bustin UP J'2 V time so numerous and promiscu oui-life it is rather dangerouifo hate any stuff ^on hand." Mr. Johnson examined the applicant moro Closely, on the delivery of thw rough speech. Ine shrewd uxpre.s?i?n that accompanied it was not lost, lie overdoes his disguise, thought Mr Johnston. Infernal scoundrel, he wants to draw me on with his small amount; and the rr^nt I,,ok.cJ at the weI1 buffed saJdle-bncrs with intense disgust. thn tiA /'r? y0u ttre 9uite ri?bt* We are in tbo midst ol a commercial crisis, and Heaven only knows when it will end. liut, sir, so far as out institution is concerned, we do business on so cautious and safe a principfc. that we consider ourselves quite an exception, sir "ould you like to walk into the buroau. and examine the character and condition of our >ank . Our Cnahier will be at your service in a tew moments, sir." 1 Don't care eff I do," was the response ; and Jlomespun with the eternal pair of saddle ba*.v to which ho clung with significant closeness, was ushered into the handsomely fitted-up room, where, round a mahogany centre-tablo, the Di rector* were in tho haba ?f deliberating over ** the back. Seating him in a well stuffed arm-chair, th* President ononed book alter book, and. in a short space of time, suc ceeded, or appeared to sucoeed, in mystifvfne completely the applicant for specie. While thus engaged, one of tho clcrks, entering the room, whispered to Mr Johnston V\ ill you excuse me h few moments ? I have some important business with the Hoard, lou can continue an examination of theie matters, jf they interest you. Oh' here is a little address of mine on tho " Muskrat Exca vation and Tadprde Slack water!" Supi.r?e vou dip into that. The Cashier will attend to your business directly." ???h! sartin; don't mind me, I can wait." I TO BB COSTISCBf] For Kent and Bale. F ^d u> u* ^iio ul ?fe IVH' Se/ with * w% t c r g a * ' ?nd *TM?n??Th?0hC|*?l?",,a','i''t*^!lin'v'lnt' "^^'erual gr.rnen. The honse la elegantly furnished atid in the mn?t oentral and dnsirabfe kxMtion. Toe boiwe Will be leased, with the furniture, fora term of years !;?? *venue, between 9th and Mth etreeta. n i o-1 m 'I1? *!r ~','?at "?* thre" ?*??ry tfnea H?u?e ?i. ^ k iHiildian, with Uth room, (a*, ami *1, the modern convenience*, situated on K street t>e '\n,i ?"? atrect'- luqoireofj: \V. * * re"f,t'efweon lhlrH Rnd Four and "r""1' oeU-tf ttOLSEon F atreet, between tf W. F. I'HII.I.I PS. FV5 .K t:JF **" Z/}~1 ,0,?r I * Kurnuhed HOISK. ^.WSSSnte ?sz*'??'VT<r P(r)K HKNT.-One large PAR M>R. with B?*d inin i m* suitable fora family or gentle man and lady, with or without Board. AIso. several 2 in V F R \ <tPi'm 'nJt?r< "XL"'* App!> ?.d I "? y Hotel, Pa.nvemie. between vrrti F'iftJf^J1"* VY having ? ntted up hi* Hall in an elegant manner, which renders if one oTtlie prettiest rtmmi in this otv, will 'f rented upon rnoderare terma for Purees, ^upoprs Pirners^or Promenade Concerts Apply ?t m* . voin-rris Apply at tlit? Hall on Tn.'sday, Wedneulav, and Thuraday even injs from 1)| until 9)% o'oloek. Mi?Sfch< in Tueada oo ^2-tf ?j'!?? <'??? for the reoeption <?f pupil* ^ o 'o^ir5' *' ihursday afternoon and evening. Piano*, Ac. is JLNNS A: CLAKKK'S A 1* t * K'rT. DA VMS * Cti.'S- ? - ? fEl-EttltATrfn PIAKO yo RTFS, Constantly receiving ami for sale only l.y wl) . JOHN F. Kl.LIS, Ull. . .,?* ",v,? between 9th and loth mik. rurphniDri will hmi it t'i ih^ir to diamine l/r t tie aupennr quaiiliei of the a!x>vo i,!''[lo',> Covers, MeTodeons, Ao., Ae., also on n l?-tr ( JOLD MEDAL PREMIUM . WILLIAM ?{ir r0""S (Senior partner in the late hrm of K*abk. 'tashi.k A To., Contlnnea the man a tact u re and sale of grand and .?V.,PiA.NO FORTES, underlie ruune_^H^ of William Knabe A Co., at the old atand ?9b N<?s. I, 3, 5 and 7 SorthEutaw street op-vifVn P'iJ'te the Euuw Iiouae, Baltimore. .''iva aiso just opened anew Sales Room at No tn Baltimore street, between Charles and Light streets, on the premises partly oocupiod hy Sir Henry MoCailery as a muaio store, where they will keep oonetMitly on haad a large assortment of plain . "'V'1,*-finished graad and square Piano Fortes also, from ths bost maker*, from 4 to 6 octave, some with double kcy-txMirds, double reeds and stopa to suit small oharehes. Being extenaively engaged iu the manufactnre o riKwm, we will sell wholesale and retail, on the mos tfrnoii Oer Piaaos were awarded the highest preminiti (gold meda ) at th' Fairs of the Maryland Institute two successive years -October. 1RV.. and ia%?in op i? fo?rt<,*r I*nd eighteen p.anos from aome of the best makers from New York, Hoston and Bal timore. We were also awarded the firvt premium al the Indiiatrial Exhibition held in Richmond. Vir k arid 1MB. They have also been awarded th? highest premium (silver medal) at the Metro politan Mechanics* Fair for 1W7. In addition to tins we are in possession of teetimo nia's from the most distinguished and amateurs in the oountry. which can be seen at our ware room s, speaking for themselves and others of the high appreciation in whioh our instruments are everv where held. All instruments are goaranteed for five years, \nd a privilege of exchange is granted within the first .ux months Trom the day of sale if the instrumentsdo not give entire satisfaction. Wholesale dealers will find it to tbeir advantage to give us a call before purchasing. Pianos exchanged, hired, and tuned. _ WM. KNARKACO. T Un'l n r r ASSORT M K NT OF PI A ST x Ot OR rES is to be found at the Muain Do pot of loci?}! W. H. M ETZKROTT. Stoves, Ac. MC . WOODWARD'S ETROPOLITAN^ STOVE AND ORATE The Greatest Cooking stove's in tkt United , . , States. I have just received from Philiulelphiaa few of the new Rhino Star, or double Oven Cooking JJteve; a decided improvement on the old Morning ' Jf*r j patented 1857. 1 had them got op in Philadel phia this last summer, exclusively foi this market. They are very heavy and strong, and oast of the very best Pennsylvania Malleable Iron. All the Rooking lllensils are made extra heavy. F. H. Church, Esq., manufacturer. J^Vkl.#0' rHB Stab, made by Messrs. AI>bott A Laurenoe of the same place. The IjIght Stxext Docxlx Ova* Cook, made by Messrs. J11* !!! Co.. Baltimore, together with the very hest Aia TifiHT Flat-Top Stovks that can ne found in this o' any other market, some of which are the celelirated Scnsisc. Imtbovkd Olobi, r i.oha Cof?g, Nobi s Cook,ana the Hr.rg Riimr An Tibht Coog. If any man oan produce a better (.ooking Stove, to excel the altove Stoves, for roasting, heking, A o., I will give him $ Von each one. I ieaae cail and examine them, it will oost yon entking. and you will see all kinds and torts of Stoves, Ao. For sale at ... C. WOODWARD'S, Metropolitan Stove and Grate Factory, No- 318 and33? Pa.ave., bet. teti. an?i llth sis. Baloonv in Front full of Stoves. N. B. As to the Sxa Skill flat Tor Coog;no Stovx I have examined it thoroughly, and think it han a very spproDriare name?Shell. Yes, sheila will burnout in a few fires. It is a good name for thmn?good for ths makers. And as to the old Morn ing Star. I sold them last fill, bat will not sell them again. Ths? are as thin as pasteboard. I oan prove that the maker's agent urged me, for almoat a day, last summer in my counting room to sell them this I-all; saying that if I would tske twenty five of them he would rive me theexelusiveageney ofthem for five years. I told hun I would not have them at anr price, they are so thinly made. The? are hand lulled over town by una th^t said last fall that they were not worth having. All the above I oan prove. ?e 17 tr p R <> 8 r UN u, and A /Vs. na Fa.avenue, between 1 Oth ii^fln sel eo3m II<A struts, Georgetown Advertisement*. Alak(ie assortment of fall GOODS, At very Lew Pratt to Catk Cuiiomtrt. JOHN hTsMOOT, No. 119 South Side or Bridge Stiut. Georgetown, I). C., has reoenred and now offering at very low prima to oesh and prompt customers, a large assortment of FAI.L AND WINTER GOODS, purchased in Philadelphia and New York at the large reeent Auction Sales, and from the importers, at very low prioes, which will enable him to otter to pur chasers,many desirable Goods considerably below their value, in the aaaortmeut will be found? Rich Silk Robes and Bayadere Silks Beat make of Blaok Siiks Bayadere Valeutias and Valentia Robes Rich Printed, all wool, Delaines and R<>!<ea Satin t* anooniea, plain eolors, ai< wool, a very siipe rior goods. double width, at 7oo. Leepin'aand other inakea French Merinos. ofallthe rooat desirable colors, including White and fiiaok Plain Detains. black, white and oolored. 8-4 black,4< rertch Merinos, for Shawla Rich Union flail Merinoa, at 31>? eta. Do. all Wool do. .*? eta. Printed Mt?usiiu Detainee. good sty lea, at 13X and 2S cent a 3X) pieces, beat stylet, English Prints at 1236 Ota.

Rich at j le Bonnet and Saau Ribbons Plain oolors do., very cheap , Velvet Ribbons and Fringe Trimmings Stella, Hioeha Shawla, in great variety Super double Brooha do. Chenille and ( ashmero Soarfa Hajou's Kid Gloves, all colors and Not. Sack Flanvrts, all odors White American. Welch, and Saxony do. Black Bombazines and 6 4 Delaines I'olore ar d hlaok Cobur^ Merinos Blaek Crape Veils and English Crapea Went blaek and brown and white llnciish Pnota Long and square Black Thibet and Bay State Shawla Ladies and Children's p'aid woolen Shawla, mail styles and prices . , Hoaierj of ev<?ry description l-adies Saxony and Mt rino Veata With a full supply ui housekeeping and domestic Goods. of the beat, inakera. ?o9 JOHN H. SMOOT. Nr O T I C E .? Having been informed tliat oer Inin persons are in the habit of collecting ard gathering together the Bottles which oon'ainor have oontained our beverages, and put tin* therein an arti ole jnade by othera than ourselves, anil then dispos ing of such article on the faith and credit of our name stamped on said Bottles, ail perilous are hereby notified that such Bottles are our own property, and not subject to sale, and that they arc delivered toour customers only to be returned, and that it is our hriii intention to prosecute to the utmost extent of the law, aiiy infringmeut of onr rights on the premises. ARNY A SHINN, Union Bottling Depot. VI Green street, se II Georgetown. i>. C. n il I'O N TSUI J NPOW DER. I am all times suppliod withall the various kinds of DP PONT'S GUNPOWDER, and am prepared to suppiy the same many quantity to parties wanting, on th<> most favorabie terms. WT. ALBERT KING, Agent for the District of Columbia, No. fR H'rh street, mat 13 tf ilntsl><<UUM (ieorretown. I). C. Dentistry, &c. Dr. villard. dentist, late of chi caso, would respectfully inform the cit izens of the District and vicinity, that hav-j uig located himself in Washington, he is oow prepared to perform *A opi-ratious uihisprofes ?ion, in the moat approved sty le. OOioe. No.2V1, I'ei.u. avenue,adjoining Gautier'a jan 20 1? 'pHE IMPROVED SETS OF TEETH, M. LOOM IS, M. D . the inventor and patenteeof "l.oomiMineral Pint* Tetlii" havinz successfully introduced his improvement in various cities, haa now permanently eslab l:she<l himself in Washington. Thta improvement for Sot* of Teeth oonsiats chief It in making a set of hut oue pieoe of material, and that indestructible mineral. No metal is used it tti?*r oonxtruetion. and they are therefore free from galvanic action and metalic taste. There are no joints to lK.'oome filled with moistnre or particles of f}*?d. henc* they ar?pure and tl'tin. They are lighter, stronger, leas clumsy, far more durable, and natural in their appearance. I will give a reward n On* Thousand Dollar* toany one who will produce a similar work <*f art to equal mine in punty, beauty, durability, artistic excellence or any other requisite quality. All work responsibly warranted. 7K Penna. avenue, l-etweaii 11th and 13th streets, ap 13-1* Dentistry. . PR. STEPHEN BAILY, office No. 19C Pennsylvania Avzivi, Tkrtt doors from 14(4 Strut. Dh. BAILY begs leave to inform the pu til io that he oau be seen at all hours, at bis office. located as aliove. lie feels assured that an experieneeof fifteen years* practice, with the large numlierof patients,and treat variety of difficult -jnsestlrit he ha* treated success fully, will enatil* him to tirmoont any difficulty, scientific or otherwise, relating to the Teeth. His own expersnje oonfirming the opinion of msny men eminent in the'profession, and espocially I>rs. Harris aid J. and E. Parmly, has led him, long since, todis oar-l all mercurial preparations for filling Teeth.also all Enamels. Gutta i'eroha, India Rublier, ai.d Ce ments for the oonstmo'ion of Continuous Gum Teeth, and that Porceliaa. mounted on Gold Plate, :a the only reliable substance thr.t ean be worn in the month, as was moat conclusively shown by the last American Dental Convention. Although he tlatters himself from his long resW denon and praotioe in Washington, he is favorably known to his numerous friends and patrons, he begs leave to refer them to the following TESTIMONIALS: From the late Reotor of the Cburoh of Epiphany of this oity Dr. St*phk!1 Baily: DearSir? I desire to ex press my esteem forjou personally, and my onniidenoe io you as a superior dentist. The operations exeouted for m? have been highly satisfactory. I hope that you may receive the patronage from my (Viends and the pu M io that your skill so well deserves. Yours very tralr, Washington, Aug.20,lfi56. J. W. FRENCH. From one of the oldest firms in Baltimore, Messrs, B.ggs, Cot man ft Co. Having employed Dr.Stephen Baity, Surgeon Den tist, of Washington city, to execute for me an im portant and difficult piece of work, which he did to my entire satisfaction, and in view of the fact that one of the most distingotshod members of the Dental College of Baltimore, fiulod, after repented trials, to perform the same work satisfactorily, it rives me great pleasure io express my entire confiaenoe and high estimation of his professional skill. Baltimore,Jan. 13,1897. HARMANN BOGGS. Kxtr&ot from a note reoeived from the late Hoa. Joki M. Clayton. U. S. SxriATK. Ang. IB, 1M6. The teeth you made for me work admirably ; noth m, oould b? ^XSr.'CLAYTON. To thoae that seek relief fVom the maladies of the teeth. I can chnerftilly reoommend Dr. S. Baily as a superior Dentist; he made a set of porcelian teeth for one of my family, and plugged several teeth for myself, and the work has all sfo.xl well for more than ten years. ROBERT T. Nl XON, of the Va. Oonf. of the M. E. Churoh South. April 19.1896. We, the undersigned, having had occasion to avail ourselves of the professional skill of Dr. S. Baily, Surgeon Dentist of this city, or having been cognis ant of his operations on our flimilie* or friend*, take pleasure in expressing our admiration of his artistio skill, as well as of the uniformly satisfactory manner in wluoh he perfurma the most delicate and difficult operations in Dental Surgery,and we respect ftilly re oommend him to the confidence and patronage of the public, of whioh we consider him eminently worthy. Thomas U. Walter, Architect U. S. Capitol. TnoMAS Miller, M. D.,of Washington,?. C. B. S. Rchreb, M. D. of Georgetown, D. C. N. S. Lincoln, M. D.. of Washington, D, C. Jos. H. Bradley, of wTashington, D. C. Gkorse W'alton, Ex-Governor cf Florida. Walter Lexox, Ex-Myor of Washington. Henry Baldwin, U. S. Patent Oflioe, O. C. WtsDT. Pnnoipal Rittenhouse Academy, flab 2n tf ECONOMV IN FUEL?I havetbisdey reoeived another supply of the PARLOR PUR \ ACES. For sale only at C. WOOD W AR D'S Metropolitan Stove and Grate Factory, Noa. 31* and ?2 Pennsyl vania avenue, between loth and Itth street*. n 7-eoflt O. WOODWAR D. IOOK I\ ATMeLAUGHLIN'S,No.m,between j 8th and 9th streets, at his large stock of new G?kv1? row opening. n ie ORIENTAL NAIL POLISH, giving a beautiful iustre to the linger nails, at G1 BBS'S Hair Store, near tSth *tro et. I 'a ave. ii 10 Sm _ VIOLINS, FLUTES. ACCORDEONS. MUSIC. Ae., at ELLIS'S, between 9th and H?th ?'w 10 FASHIONABLE PERFUMERIES, from the Mat houses, at GIBBS'S, near the oomerof 13th street. Pa. ave. a H> to SECOND-HAND PIANOS for sale b^awtheir real^aloe, to make room, at the Music? ^ Depotof W. G. METZEROTT. A large asaortment of I* lutes and Violins'?' * ' just urnved. oc 31 A' PIANO for $37. one for 97 V and one for % I no, l for sale or hire upon reasonable terms. Must be taken at onee from the store to make room for others. JOHN F. ELLp5, oc22 an6 Pa. ave.. rear corner lntfa st. CuissorsTmirrcjrs. POWDER HOXK*. Ac., at GI M BS'S Hair Store, near 13th street. Pa ave., and at hia Salesroom, under Wiltards*. n ie 3m CGENUINE ITALIAN MACCA?ONI. Y Just imported,a supply of Italian Maoearoni of thevesy best quality. _ , KING & BURCHELL. oo 15 Cor. Vermont ave. and 15th at, Vocal and Instrumental Music. MR.W.HKNRY PALMER'SPIANOFORTE CLASSESare daily adding new member* Per aona desirous of availing themselves of Mr Palm **'a services are requeeted te enroll their i early aa possible. This Class aystem ta more advantage advancement of Children, than any other system of instruction. It ta equally advr.ntag ecus for the perfecting of the moat brilliant pcrformeia. Terms 15 Advarc*. Primary Claaa $5 per quarter. Advance Classes ?1?- All application to be made to Mr. W. H. PALMER, at hia reaidenoe. Jeo F street. between Thirteenth and Fourteenth. JO" Georgetown Classes meet every Monday and Thursday at I* o'clock,at \liaa Uarruver'a George town Female Seminary. ae 24 tf J^ORMAL MUSIC SCHOOL. C. L. IRVING will open a Music School for La diea aud Gentlemen, at Temperanoe Hall, on E Mreet. between 9th and 10th, on Monday afternoon, November W. at 4 o'clock. The objeot of tin* School is to make ladies *t>d gentlemen thoroughly a?>qnarr,ted w,th Ma*ic from the KlotiieuL&o prinoijiiea to Competition and Har mony. Claries will be formed lor the afternoon and even ing of Mondays, Wednesdays, and Friday a, at 4 o'clock and 7. The tjeorgetown Claaa meet oat Miaa Har?orer'a ^miliary on the afternoonsol Tuesdays ami 7 hur6 davs, at 4 o'clock. Terms?Per quarter, 22 lessons, in clasa. J5; pri vate instruction?Vocal, 1'iano, or Orran. 5??. Application ma? be made to Mr. Itvite at the Hall at the tun?above named,at I'.llia'a MusicStoi*, or though the Post Office. o? 2* tf Vf MUSICAL CARD. . *^R. GEORG E M.ARTH beg* leave to announce to his friends of Waaiiin^ton, Georgeto* and Alexandria, that lie is now prepared to Ms Inend* of Waaiti;i?ton, Georgetown, and Alexandria, that Tip is now propar.vl ?< tl furnish MI'SIC for Balls, Private l^ri^g. and* So:re"s. From o? e to any number of Musicuwid to ue hnd a? the f horte?t notice. Oriers can In? kit at the Musical Depots of John P. KIlis or W . G. Metzerott, or at his residence, corner 6th and G streets, Navy Yard. oc?'-3m* Watches, Jewelry, &c. c IVATCHES. JEWELRY AND FANCY AR ff TICLES. I have on hand some of the !>?st Go'd and Q-'ver WATCHES, hne Gold JK^KLKV. in seta and single p.eces, FANCY ARTI CI.F.S.Ac. Call ami examine, at <?> . J. ROBINSON'S, ec S^tm $49 Pa. av.. oppo Browns'Hotnl. LOCKS!?CLOCKS!??CLOCKS!!! clocks'.-clock si:?clocks:.: A good BASS CI.OCK for $1. Lvery styie of Clocks at J. ROBINSON'S. Also, Clack Material#, aueh aa Keys, Dalla. Wires, Oils, Hands, Ac. Clocks to the trade at wholeaale prices. Call and, at J. ROBINSON'S. oc 8" 2m 349 Pa. av.. oppo. Hi owns' Hotal. Baltimore, Washington, and vir gima Bank Notes taken at par for all kinds ol rich and fashionable GOLD JEWELRY, fine GOLD and SILVER WATCHES. GOLD CHAINS, SEALS. KFYS, LOCKETS, and afi other choioe good*, for a few daya. 1 have just received a fine assortment of new Goods, which I am prepared to sell at very lo* prices. I'iease m.11 at ?B8 Penn. avenue, sign of the large Spread Eagle. ?ei'-tf H. O. HOOD. THE SECRET INFIRMITIES OF YOUTH 1 AND MATI RITi, Just Published, Gratis, the 25th Thousand. A few wopis of the K ationai Treatment, without !\TMinine. of Spermatorrhea or Local WtiakWHi, iv?.3tur!Bil Emissions, Genital, and Nervous Debility. Pre mature Decay of i he S> stem, lmpo tMicy.and linpHduiieiitr *o Marriage generally, by B. PE LANEY.M. D. The important fact that the many alarming ootn plainta, originating in the imprndeftce and solitude of yontti, may ?>e rem??v??l without Medicine, ta in tins smalt tract, clearly demonstrated ; and the ?Mrtirely new and highly 8iicoe**fnl treatment, ae Adopted by the autnor. fully explained, b* means of which ever* one is enabled to cure H imseff p-rfectl* Mid at tli* least possible oest. thereby avoiding all the advertited rostrums ol the day. ?*ent to anv ad?lre**. gratis and post free, in a *"&ied envelope, by reinittini tw? to DR.Dhi.ANhi, se?H-dA wtf 17 Lispenanl street. New York. \VIRGINIA AND OTHER PAPER MONEY TAKEN AT PAR ! CLOTH INil ! ?Cl.frrH INK ' ?CI.O THING .' CtlKAP FOR CASH. MONEY SAVED AND FAIR DEALING, At 322 Pex**tlvaxia Avkwk. bfttretn 9th nnd 1 atk *t*.. mt thf " tmH Home." Jnst oppned. a large stock of READY MADE CI.OTH1M1. at the following low p'loea: We can oiler greater Imrgama in Clothing than can be obtained elsewhere in this city. Owing to our tuildirig. we did not lay in our stock as others did. and we Uiusht at great aicrifceea. owing to the state of th* market. Heavy Winter Overcoats......?.. $4 "0 to $10 on Heavy Body Coata 3.V?to ?? on Black Cloth Coats 7A?to 12 <W Winter-lined Cassimere P*nt? 2 30 to 5 00 Winter-lined Caasim*re Vesta,dou ble breasted.... 1 25 to 2 <fi Beys Overooats 2 7Sto 6 lioys Jackets ? ISOto Son Woolen Pauts .??v * 25 to 2 Having on* of the larcest ard finest assortments of CLOTHS and CASSI.UERk> in this city, we are prepared to make Clothing to order at the abort oat aotiee. WALL, STEPHENS A CO., n2 322 Pa. ave ,bet. 9th and inth st?. PROGRESS IN THE FINE ARTS. PAINTIfta AND PHOTtKi 1APMT COMBINED. P HO TO G R A P hTc PORTRAITS, In Oil Colorf, on Canvaa, Miniatdkk oa Sirs or Lirm. Q w 4 1 UL'DtQ PORTRAIT AND PICTURE 6ALLKRT. Odeon Hall,corner 4>4 at. and Pennayivania avenue. Si. WALKER haa fitted np the aliove spaciona apartments at a very crent outlay of capital, thereby rendering his establishment one of tne moat com plete and handaome in the whole country. He haa a large Gallery for fret exhibition of upward of 200 fine Oil Pamtmga, by aome of the beet ancient and modern maarera, to which he intends to add freak importations. S. Walk** haa alao fitted up a com plete suit of rooma, with private rolling uartmenta for ladies, and purchaaed the finest possible instru menta. and engaged a first claas operative artiat to assist him m the department for taking all kinds of "3OTOGR APHKT AMBROTYPE AND DA GrF.R REOTYPE PORTRAITS, from the tmailett miniature to sizi of life. S. Walkkk. ny oomNnmg the Photographic Pro ceaa with the art of Painting, of which he hae had 25 years' experience and whose specimens of life aixe portraits mnr be seen in some of the firat fami lies of the citv, aa w?ll as thoae exhilated in hia Gallery, he will be able, by the combination of the two, to produce portraita that have never been ex celled for their fidelity and life-like exoreaaion. Can vaa and boarda prepared bj himeelf expreaaly for the pnrpoae. .... ? ,,, Particular attention paid to the painting of Por traits. Miniature or life-aiie, from aiaall picturea of itrenttd friendt. . Photographs taken from corpses, or sick persona taken at their own residence*, on immediate notice. Committees and clasaea taken in an? numtier in gronpa, and any quantity of oopiea fnmi the same told at reasonable charges. Likenesses painted on Copper for Tomb stonea. Valuable Oil Paintings, and Old Family Portnuta. 1! vaiuaniei'ii rwinimga. ?uu carefully back lined and reatored to their original 'rL*<hes*and gentlemen are respectfully aolicited to oali at the Gallery, over Shilhagton'a book atore entranoe4X street, two doora from Pennsylvania <? ' ' -SW MY STOCK OP BC?OTS AND SHOES being atiout the largest iu this oily at thia^^g time, and having been purchaaed before the rise 'B Leather, can be sold at atiout 15 to per oent. leas than goods puroh.oaed at thia time. Call and examine for yonraeives. at 1 S. >. HOOVER S. I* If lw? Hull. P?. ??*. h*? ?rti ?mI inrK Ta card. O THE CITIZENS OF THE DISTRICT In entering our new building, which we have jnst taken possession of. and we return our ainoere thanks to the people of Washing/oa arid town for their libera! patronage, and we. in part, as a return, have eree'ed a apaeioiial>uilding, *????? *''' tie an ornament to the c.ty. with a large and airy aa loon, with all the convenience and omn*?r,,.?r oustoiners, and in the establishmentare all the nee essarr arrvngements for manufacturing *".'1 aging home mdua'ry. and by ;a W * , justice and integritjr. we "oca. 4w No^pi'^" "guand loth >t.^ jVlADAAl MAKER. F*o* Pa*ii, at no) tarh itrfiAt w^t?o I Mid K itrstti, vJl oitr has the Konor to inform the ladies of Wa," nrtoWn Vr.l v'.ein.U. that she has fiMed np . Makiuc KsUblialiinent. where ahe ta read* Tn^nakV every find ..f work, aa Dresses, Mantilta*. u-.Q.Ves, Ac.!and in the beet and very latest styie ni t'ari* receiving every month the F rench Journal Del a Mode, direct from Pan* nil ?m' r?? i N L'T^ fiibnak'eia PEA NUTS for aain by JONAS P. l.EVY. f/ Wi Ntk street wrrer nf B OYE AND BARLEY MALT, CITY M ALT HOt'SE, *orner av enue and Blook at., Baltimore, Md, iny C-ly D Dancing. A N C 1 N G ACADEMY Mr. T F. GASZYNSKI and DAUGHTER inv. the honor to announce to the Ladies ami Gen- e: tiertiori of Washington and Georgetown he wili re open his CiMofi for Dancai ?j aahingtou on Friday. the 9th of Ooto' the 7th of October, at MissTHarruvsr's LiuJissSSS mary, from 3 o'clock p. m. For terms and partiou.ars application ou bo made at Mr. G.'s rcsideuoe, ?T) K street. bctwoer. 9th mm loth streets. ao iMn 8EYENTHSTRLLT. _o tmYi*. < ffioe iMoad threo Ooors fr m k ?? " ' Odd I-sl lows' Hall. Spectaoles and Glasses suited to every sight; sod Wttehmakoi Gtassos; Ttlrkcopn, Microscopes great variety; Coemeiamio Stereoscopes with views of superior aiij olioi~e picturcsoa hand. boa adver tisement in National Intelligencer. Testimonials. ? Nohpolk, September*, ISM. Sr*: The Spectacles yon made for me suit mo very well, and se?in U> have improved my sight more than aa> other I have lately tried. I I IT. W. TAZEWF.LL. I have tn???1 a pair of Spectables obtained from Mr. and had them of (real assn-tanoe to my sight, and oorrespoDding with hisdoeuriptionof their focus. 1 reooinme&d him aa a skillful optician. HENRY A. WISE. PcTCksBrao. < >otohet V. I to*. About five years ago. I obtained from Mr. Tobias, in W&ahiugtou, a pair of Glasses for ti.e which I us?d. and found them of great assistance to my deva* mi vision ; ami mi optn-on of him ta. that ue is skillful in the pieparntiou of Glatere lot ?}ea not too Iar goi*e to Le hencLtted by suoh aid. J. F. MAY. I.T?icHrr??. November *,1854. Prom an examination of Mr. Tof.iaa' Glasses. and iio.m ins ontervatioos a-d remaika, am convinced 'hut lis is a ekilifu! optician. J. J. BLACKFORD, M. P. I.TXrwucRO, Novfmlor 1?. I?54. Mr. John Tobiaa. having furnished mo with ses, by which 1 have been greatly aided,(my vision havinc suift*r?*<l greatly from readme at night iu my earlier lif?-,? it atlonti? me ibe (wheel pleasure to ?sj that I owndor him a skillfni predion* optiouui, and well pr?par?<l to aid tho?e who inaj t;e?0 hit professional services. \VM. H. RdrZIK. Elder ol tho Methodist Conference. WiLMincroa, N. C., Juno 27, lab*. Mb. J. Tobias ? bear Sir : i am happy to sat that ihe Spectacles winch I obtained horn yne test week ire entirely sat sfsctor>. From aa inequality in I no visual range of my eyes, 1 have heretofore found irreat difficulty in getting glasses of the preper f-cal dis tances. It aflords mc pleasure to atato, that by lito aid of your optometer this difficulty has boon happily obviated, so that the Glasses you furnished me aro decidedly tho best adapted to my oyoaof any I have over ret used. Vory respectfully yours, R. B. DRANF. Kectorof ?*t. James' Parish. Having been induced bjr a friend to visit the estab lishment of Mr. Tohiaa for the purpose of try nut his classes I was furnished with a pair slightly oolorod blue, whioe have allorded me mora relief and ^ ratifi cation than any I have ever triod. My sight. orifin allv verv good, was injured by writing ami reading at night, Irequeutly to a very latohour: but with tho aid of these glasses 1 con study almost as late ss avtr. and that too without the rain t have prevu na Ij suflored. JOHN WILsON. U'e Commissioneor Gen'l Land Office. f>0?. II, IBM. I havo used Mr. Tobias's Spectacles for tbreo or four months, and take great p easure in sa> nut that I am much pleased with their,. I have been muoh Itenehted bj them. I* P.O. P. 9CA R bl'RGH. May 5th. 1HX. I wa? recommended to Mr. John Tobias as a skilful optician : and as I fiave eres of remarkable peculiari ty, I was Kiatihed to hn?f t iat Mr. Tot-ias swomod to oompretiend them t>y inspection ati<i some slight measurement, and ho ha* mads me ? pair of Specta cles that suits ine admir-iM). A. P. lit TLtR. Jtsly 11, 1?S6. W'ssniNOTon. Aug.ft, <886. Having been for yoors under tbe noces^ity of hov two sets of rlasses?one for nse in daylight, and ooo for lamp-light?1 procured one sot trura Mr. IuSms which answered Imtli purposes. 1 liave used his for several mouths, and find fl->m exoellent. Glai fDWAK I) STPBBP. it iieparttnont of btato. Mr. J. Tobias. Str: The pair of Spoctaolos yon furnished me yesterday are particularly satisfaotorr to mo. They are very rteoiaedly tho bost I possess, a1 am tiie us imi uteight or nioe pairs, carefully selected in different place* and 'from opticians reo ommended to me on aooount ol their professional s'andiug in Pranoe, Kngla?d.aad the L'utod States. I have been a'so p!oss?d with Tour remarks and di rections on ?be tiestmont of ri?e eves, for the pur pose of preserving and improving tho sicht Respectfully vours, CH8. CALDWELI? Professor of M. C., Louisville. Kj. Brooklyn Obthopakdic Institctiow, April, !???. Her most oarefui examination ol Mr. J. Tobias's lasses, I am enabled to testify that th*ir hardness, clearness, polishing, and exaet optica! shape render them particularly rooommerdabie to those whoso merely optioal impairment of the e? os are in wa.rH of such auxi taries. I consider, moreover, Mr. Tobias full? qualified to determine the foous of the eye,both by his opuoal know.edge and oxporionoe, and by means ol his optometer. In addition. I can further state that Mr. Tobiss has supplied some of my ps tients with Glasses, to their and mv satisfaction LEWIS HATER. M. D.. Physiciau nnd f*?rceoii, Berlin: Member oft no Royai College of Surgeons, England; Meriibor of the Medical Society of London, and of tho Pathologionl Societi of New York; late Sur geon of the Royal Orthopnedio Institution of M?weh~?t??r England, and Surgeon of the B. O, Institution. Norfolk, Va., July 37, ItM. In the expertenoe of even two sears. 1 have found great dilfiou'ty in obtaining Spectacles that were ex aotly adapted to the weakness of my sight. This in convenience Mr. Tuluas seems to have removed for the present by the substitution for me of better and more suitable Glasses. They are olenr, ohrystal-liko and oomfortaMe to im eyes. I would oi?nmend him to those who from age or other infirmity require ar tificial aid in this way. J. J. SIMKlNS, M. D. W ItaHSfss, N. <\. June 16, 1864. To persons who have had Ibo si -hi oft heir eyes so impaired as to requir* the use ?>rGlas*cs, I would roeommend Mr. John Tobias as a sn table person from wh<nn to obtain suoh Glasses as the* may re quire, as he lias suited me with a Pair of ?|>cctaclea for a far and roar sight. st*ht nas been impaired verv much by a service of years in the Post Oftoe Department, which borth required me to be on duty from II o'clock at night till after day. during which time I used but one Tight. W. A.WA I.KL'R. Departukxt or Ijttrrior. May 8, 1856. From natural defects and the unequal reuse of my eses. I have been compelled to use glasses for seve ral roars. I have tried different opticians without obtaining glasses perfectly fitted to my oyes. Four months since Mr. Tobias made two pairs especially for me, which I have found to serve me perfectly. By the use of his optometer he is enabled to adapt f:lasses most minufeh to the ore. I most eheerfui y recommend Mr Tobias to all having occasion to use glasses, and boar my testimony ao to his skill ao an optician. HP.NRY L. BALDWIN, Si> J6 Ass't Seo'y to sign f and Warraats. New grocery, wTnk, and LIQUOR STORK. The sutisonlior bogs to inform his friends and tho pubho. that hobasoponod a NEW STORE, ooraor of U2th street and Ixniisiana avenue, whore be .u ten<is to keep constantly on hand a large and varied asaortmentof Foreign and Domestic WlNES. LI QUORS, CIGARS, and FINF GROCFRJes. consisting of Pine Teae. Sugar,CoCoo, Flour.Soap, Olives, Raisins, Figs. Sardmos. Anchovies. Otsrd. Marrett ft Co,, Pinet A Co., and Col. Chsbord's Brandies in cases, demijohns, and casks. 014 Ja maica Rum, Shernoa, Madeira, Port of various de scriptions, St. Juhen Claret, Chateaux Marganx tn aases. Champagne Cider, Brandy Fruits, RoymJo a P^finburgh Ale, Armsette. Marmoohino. Curaoja, Absynthe,Champagne, and a large and vanod do son ption of Havana Cigars. , ? A loo. Stonghton Bitters, and Fotot and AfBO Bitters, Porter, Ale.and Cwer. Families are particular!* invitod to call and exam ine the stook before purchasing elsewhore. Mem bers of Congress are also informed that taoirerdoca will he protnr?iy attended to. and delivered at their residences at the shortest notioe. A general assortment of fine Havana Cigars, im ported direct by the wholesale and re **fcanal Boats supplied on rMaonablo terms, and aroduoe taken in exchange. Levy's Old Whiskey, constantly on hand, of 1888. Country orders po net sally attended to, and ooan No. Ms Twelfth street. W NOTICE. IGS, TOUPEES. SCALPS, fte^ made to order at the shortest possibio notioo. A ss.oot as sortment always on "heard k WATSorrs. ee*-lm National riot el and ?th street rJ,KN PER CENT. INVESTMENT. Corporation Bonds of the City of Daverport, Iowa, pai ing 10 per oent. interest by Coupon iu New York. Bonds of fsno each. The growing oity of Davenport has now about fo.ffW inhabitants,atdlis rapidly inoreasing in wealth aod population. Its municipal debt is only #t*.nisi. snd its railroad debt only 1|125,<*si and sawn* now be icorossed. The statistic*ol the oity were published m tho Intelli genoer of the X# September. W e reoommend these btmds, Ulievmg them to bo as safe aa any 8no<0r?" "dl' CHUBB BROTHER** f *REAT BARGAINS ms^cid hand P^nosat 1 the Music Depot, from to flSti, to be sold on time, or at roduoed pnoe for ? a*h. _ __ ooums.oie W.O. MJ.T7.FROTT. mm ta eeswer llth ?t??t and Pa. arwm. VEW BUCKWHEAT MKAL. _ , , . . IN A ehoiee lot of new Puekw heat *anl reewr?d to-dai, RING it lURTWId'. or I- C"T. Vermont ave (pd fithat,