THE EVENING STAR PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON, (EXCEPT SUNDAY.) At the Star Building, comer Pennsylvania cvenue and Blevntk street, By WALLACH * H O P K , Will be served to aubecnfcera in the cities of Wash infton, Georgetown, Alexandria, Baltimore Philadelphia, at SIX AND A QUARTER CENTS, payable weekly to Uie Agenta. To mail subscribers the subscription price la THREE DOLLARS AND FIFTY CENT8 a year In advance, TWO DOL LARS for SIX MONTHS, and OME DOLLAR for THREE .MONTHS. 00?Si?ule conM 8*x VOL. V WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1855. NO. 667. c i> r. m A THE WEEKLY STAR. Thlt sioellent Family wd W? taimnx a greater variety of lai cut b? found in any other?a published* -v -ir - ,y Single copy, per annum ? f - TO CIVII. "Ft'ii do Twenty do C^CmH, NVtlUIlT M UT4ICI (Ky? Smgte cop>? (in wrapper* > rant. .* at the counter, iminediauly after the w papu. i'tice?iuui currs. Po-THaaTaaa who act as agents wi a* wed a cuuii?h? of twenty per or at. as GRATIS! JUST PUBLISHED: A NEW DISCOVERY IN MEDtClXE! A FEW wnnW on the Rational Treatment, with out Medicine, of Spermatorrhea, or I<oeat Weakness, Nervous Debili ty, l^?w Spirits, Lamiturfe, Weak nesa of the Limbs and Back, !ndispo-| wtioa and Incapacity for Study and' Labor, Dullness of Apprehension, Loan o( Memory, aversion 40 Society, Love of Solitude. Timidity, Sell Distrust, Dizziness, Head Ache, Involuntary Pi-?charge.j, Pain in the Side, Affection of th e Eyes, runples on the Pace. Sexual and other infirmities la man. FAOM THE FRENCH OF DR. B. DB LAMlJY. The important iact that theee alarming com piping mny easily be removed will iota Medicine is, in this small tract,clearly demonstrated; and the entirely new and higttJv successful treatment, as adopted by the author, iully explained, by means of winch ev- ; cry one is enabled to cure himself perfectly, and at | the least po**ibl?: cost, avoiding thereby all the ad vertised nostrum* of the day. Sent to auy address, gratis, and post free in a sealed envelope, by remitting .post paid) two post see stamps ?? Dr. B. DE LANEY, No. 17 Ltepunard street, New /oris. jan 17?3m IMPORTANT TO TUB SICK. Till great experience and well known skill of | Prof M<*?mrroc* is a sufficient guaranty to the IuNlc that the following list of Molicine*, *uch as ave been constantly used in his practice tor the last thirty years, will folly sustain by their effeets the valuable qualities attributed to th'Et, and prove to be the best Medicines erer offered to the pabUc. 1. Dr. McClintock's Put oral Syrup. An invaluable remedy for Bronchitis, Consump tion, and all chronio diseases of the throat and lcmeg. In all deep-smted complaints of the PuIuk naty organs it has proved the za>st sale, certain, and rapid remedy #ver employed in the extensive practice of Dr, McClintock. Vor any of these forms I of disease, showing themselves as Cough, fickling of the Throat, Seuse of Tightness in th* Throat, j Spitting ol Blood, Difficulty of Breathing, Hoarse ness or Loss of Toioe, and Hectic /ever, its use will be attended with the happiest results, while It is pleasant to the palate and strengthening to the whole svetem. It contains no laudsaun or oplnm la aay ?nape. Price $1 per pint hot tie. II. Dr. McCUntock's CM a*d Cough I Mixtion. An Infallible cure for reoent Obmjfc", Ttekliog of the Throat, Tightness of Breathing. Croup )n Chil dren, 4s. It aoataina no preparation of opium. Price U cents per bottle. III. Dr. MiClintock's Asthma and Hiof ing Cougk Remedy. An almost Instantaneous relief for these dlstre Ing ooaplalrta. This Is the fruit of an immense experience, and Is astonishing in Hs -Beets. No per son need suffer a day from Asthma or Hooping Cough who wHl use it. Prioe 60 cents pe; bottle. IV. Dr. MtClinl'jck't Iharrkma Cordial end Cholera Preventive. A prompt and certain cure for Diarrhtra, I*jH?n tery, and Ch^I-ra Morbn* in all stagee. A sure pre ventive of Asiatic Cholera, which no tiavtler or family should be without Price 21 and 60 oents per bottle. T. Dr. MeCiintode'e 7<mu Alterctivi Syrup, for pirif<ng the blood. The most powerful pu rifier ever discovered. For all Scrofulous ilieenses, 8kin diseases, Kruptions, Bolls, Pimples, Erysipelas, I Ulcere, Sore Legs, and ali Rheumatic and Syphilitic | oomplaints. Ac. It Is a moet excellent spring medi cine, perfectly palatable, and safe fcr children or fe Price(plnt Bottles) |1. VI. Dr. McClintock i Dyspeptic Elixir. Dyspepsia, or disordered digestion," may be called the National Dtsoaeeof America. Its sjraptom? ti j hevlecfc*-. giddiness; nervousness; low spirtts; dim ness of vision, with motes or speeds before the eyse; Itahlng of the nostrils; dullness of hearing and ring ing In the ears; dl agreeable taste In the mouth; constriction or weight about the chest; difficult ot breathing; sense of suffocation in lying down, or in a?sndiin stairs; palpitation*, or uneasy feeBng about the heart; irregular or deficient appetite, sense of sinking at the stomach; acidity, heartburn, Bin or fullness of the abdomen, and costivemee!*. | oie of tbese symptoms always appear in Dyspep. ?a; and sometimes the same patieut has m*ny ot them at the same time, or at different time*. For attacking these Protean symptoms in their seat and source, vix: d<;ran, -slc^niiti >n of the digestive funo-! tlccs. the Dyspeptic Elixir combine- all the valuable Ingredients wh.cn the "Vegetable Kingdom affords. Ta?.i In connection with the Veg-table Purgative j Pills, in eases where there is mueti eostiveae;j^ or with tile Anti-Btlloas Pills, where the functions ol the liver are irregularly discharged, it will b? foqnd a moet effectual remedy. Price (in pintbotttes.)$l. VII. Dr. McClirJockt Rheumatic Mix ture. Per Internal use; a pnre'7 vegetable combination for the cure of Fibers matiwn, Gout, and aU Nearal glc and Rheumatic "lseasea. This remedy is offered with the utmost confidence. It hat been u?e<l most extensively, anl ta as near a Specific for Kb-u'U^tic Pliras'fT as the world has ever seen. Price j er hot VIII. Dr. McClintock'i Rkrumntu Lini ment, An Infallible outward application for the reliaf cf all meusaaUc cc neuralgic pains; sprains, sweltfeKs, j peas of th'1 ioint*, pains in the ihoul-1 stiff neck, stiff?' dexs, back, or limbs. It affons immediate rvllel from eholic and pains in th* stomarh and abdomen. As a counter irritant. It Is Inraluabie in all .*?ees where an external rJmulxnt Is needed. Price (?V bottle) M oanta. . IX. Dr. MtClirUoeh t Anodyne Mixture, O* Pnl?fatrac?or, used Internally and externally, for the inrtan: relief of all pains, Toothache, (lead ?ejta, Cbclic, Agu? m the Face, Chilblains, Nsaral* gia, Stone or yravel. *3-, Ac. No paso nted be en dured a moment by a iy nerson wno will n-e this Invaluable Anodyne. Price 60 cects pet botttle. J, Dr. McCHniock't Fever anU Agfa Specific. This has been founl an infallible specific for this ?eoorge ol new countries, and fw tntenzittrmt terers. No traveller or resident in any ag>;e dis trict should foil to provide themselves with thiseare ptereutlve. Prleejl per bottle. XI. Dr. MtClvUock's Vegetable Purga tive PilUy Wot the relief of Constipation and Its painful re snlts, rueh as Headache, Diaxineas, hick Stomach, Pains and all the symptom* enu?nera;ed linU-r the "Dyepeptls Hixir." Price 26 sants par boa. XII. Dr. McClintock's PilLt, Per Urer Oomplaints, and all fortrs of disease* nrveng from derangement of the liver, with *Tmp tomi ruch as Dlxxinees, Headache, Rlnglnc in the Bn re, yellow furred tongne, pain In Hm rightshouHsr, mseof fnUness or pain in the right *?de, ileocdsred stoma'h or bowels, deficient action of the kidneys, day-celored stools, Ac. Theee Pltl^H taken in ths Insioient stages of Bllions and Yellow or other ward off the attack. P,i:s UThZ'Jbt V* lledicinee may be procured of all the ?rii.i itsl Drurgisv and Apothecariee in this Dia1 k-tfsi laTauwiMpnt, Washington. beautiful white teetii. XT BALTHY ?U?S, ANI? A SWEET BREATH. fx AU Who arc deeir .iu v'HRATK? rtt- aHMild use ZER MAN'S CELLBR.ATLD TOOTH \V A!?ll. Tin* delicious arncle combines eo manv meriu rious ijualiues, ttiat it ha* now . e ^e a Standard favente with the citixcns of New York, Philadelphia and Balti.nor^ ^|U?t^ ?enbe it in their practice ninsi euecoasfully, froiu every source ihe moel flatlering laudauous are *Tnfljuned and bleeding fium- arc immediaicly ^n etoed by U* u*e > 't? acuon upon them is auld, Minimi aiiJ effecuve. U cleauees the teeth so Th^.a^ilv that Uiey are made to rival pearl in 'axid diffjes through the anMith aueh a delichtful tre^hnees, that the breath la rendered ex -?^Selv sweet. It disinfens aU those impunties which tend IO produce decay, and a? a cuu^equence, when the^e are removed, the teeth must alwaye re and recommended by all the eminent lieatisu ua New Yoik, Philadelphia, Baltimon , and other ciues where it ha* be. u introducod. All "^Prcpsured ouIy^'^FRANClS ZLRMAN, DrJggi t and Cheniut, Ninth and C?Uiarine streeu, Phila delphia, and sold by all evervwhere. ai 25 cents per bottle. W. H. GILLMAN. j^, ]7?."to Agent for Washington C*y. WATCHES! WATCLLES! IF YOU wish a warranted ? tmi? keep "r. at i rm son able price, yon xr* mviTert rr> ^iid ? Offline my ?el?-ete<t sioek errfKng'f^ s?id Genera \\ ?"*** $"}?** 3,1,4 ^ U. HCMKEW, No. 320 ''?? ??HWS*liVU' J"*!* OFFICIAL Tr.KA?rRT DarARTMticr, Jan. 3, 1856. Notice is hereby given to the hidden of lh<> fo| lowing described stocks of the United States, that tills department is prrpared to purchase, at any tune between the date hereof and the 1st March next, portion* of those stocks, Amounting in the aggre gate to $1,900,000, in the manner and on the terms hereinafter mentioned, to wit: In cane of any contingent competition, r/ithin the ?:oount stated, preference will be given hi Uie order of time in which said h toe to mitjr be offered. The certificate, duly assigned to tho United State* by the parties who are to receive the amount thereof, munt be Uansmitted to tins department; upon the receipt whereof; a price will be paid compounded of the following particulars: 1. The par value or amount specified in cacti eeruficate. 2. A premium on the stock of the loan authorized by the act of July, 1846, redeemable November 12, 1856 of 2^ per cent.; on the stook of the loan au thorized by Uic act tf 1842, redeemable 31st Decem ber, 1(562. of 10 per cent.; on the stock of the loans authorised by the acts of 1847 and 1848, and redeem able, Uic former on (tie 31st December, 1867, and the latter on 30th June, 1868, of 16 per cent.; and oil the stock of the loan authorized by the act of K-OO, and redeemable on the 31st Deceuibcr, 1864, (commonly called the Texan indemnity) aw per c-nt 6. lutercst on the par of each certificate from the 1st of January, 1835, to the date of receipt and set tlement at Lhe Treasury, with the allowance (tor the money to reach the owuer)'of one day's interest in rddition. Payment lor said stocks wiH be made in drafts of the Treasurer of the United States, on the assistant treasurer at Beeton, New York, or Philadelphia, as the parties may direct. But no certificate will be entitled to the benefit of this notice which shall not be actually received at (he Treasury on or before the said 1st day of Match next. JAMES GUTllRIE, Jan 4?dtMarl Secretary of Treasury. FK0P08ALS FOR FU&HIflHIHG PAPER FOB TBE PUBLIC PRINTING Orrice Superintcnd* ht Ptrauc PBirriNo, Washington, January 35,1853. IN pursuance of the provisions of the aot entitled, "An art to provide lor executing the pu lie printing,*' lie., approved Anpust 26, lfc52, sealed propositi* will be received a? this office, in the Cap itol, until Wednesday, the 28ih day at March next, at 12 o'clock m-, lor lurmshuig the following quan tities and descriptions of writing paper, to wit: 8,500 reams, weighing28 pounds per ream, and mea suring 19 by 26 inches 3,100 reams, weighing 26 pounds per ream, and mea suring la by a? inches 100 reams, weighing 21 pounds per ream, and mea sunng 18 by 22 inches 310 reams, weighing 22 pounds per ream, and mea suring 18 by 18 inches 4O0 ream", weighing 12 pounds per ream, and mea suring 12 by 18 inches All these papers to be made of the best materials, nr.d rtnished in the best manner and tree from adul teration A contract will be entered into for eup pl\iiiU the quantities stated, at such limes as the public service may raquue, but the privilege is re served of ordering a greater quantity of either kin.l, should a greatir qganiity b*> required, at such times ajul in such quantities as may be deemed necessary. Sample* oi each kind of paper must accompany each bid, and all proposals and samples must be transmuted to this office, tree of postage or other expense Each proposal must be signed by the individual orfi-m making It, and must specify the price per pound, and the consequent price per ream (and but one pnee) of each description of paper. All the paper must be delivered at such place or places as mav be designated in Washington city; in good or?er, free of all and every extra charge or ex pense, and subject to the inspection, count, weight and measurement of the Supeiintendent, and be in all respects satisfactory. Blank forms for proposals will be furnished at this office to persons applying for ihem ; and none will be taken into consideration unless substantially agreeing therewith. Bonds with approved securities will he required; and the supplying of an interior article, or a failure to snpply lhe quantity required at any time will be crukU'Ted a violation of the contract. Each bidder is required to furnish with his propo sals satisfactory evidence of his ability to execute it, and any proposal unaccompanied with such evi dence wdl be rejected. Proposals will be addressed to the "Puperintend ent of the Public Printing, Ca|Miol ol the United btat-?, Washington, and endorsed "Proposals for Supplying Paper. ' A. G. SEAMAN, Hunerintendent of the Public Printing, jan 28?eotd SPLENDID RAFFLE. WILL be Raffled for as soon as the requisite number of Chances have been taken, the ful lowing splend.d and cestly articles, viz: 1st Prize. One bplendid gold Paper Weight, containing au Automaton Singing Bird and 6day Chronometer, most beautifully decorai*d and adorned with enamelled P^inungs jjl ,600 2d Prize. One Lady's Gold Watch, richly set with Diamonds and Painung on Enamel... iJ> 3d Prize. One Lady'? Gold Watch, richly set with Diamonds, and Painting on Enamel.. 120 UJi Prze. One Genu Full Jeweled Patent Lever (with Compensator) gold limiting Watch .. 100 5th Prize. Lad>'sGold Hunting Watch, splen didly chased f>0 Total value .$2,000 There will be Two Hundred Chances, at Ten Dollars each The raffle will take place at llilbus h Hitz' Mu sic Depot, Hur Building*, corner Pa. avenue and 11th street, where Tickets can be procured and the articles are on exhibition. Persons desirous of possessing some of the most superb articles of workmanship ever exhibited, have now an opportunity offered them of obtaining tucli at au extremely low price. Call and examine for yourselves at the Music De pot of HILBUS at IIITZ, Star Buildings, between uie hour-. of'J o'clock a. m. and 6 p. m. feb 7?tf ?KTROPOLITAM FAIR. NOriCE TO CITIZZMS AMD STRANGERS. rpHE entire stock of Dry Goods of the late firm of _1 Magruder fit Calvert wdl be closed out at very reduced pnaes. We name in part? Rich striped and plaid Silks Brocade Silks, costal, for62^ ccnu Changeable Silks, 87^, for 50c. White Crape Shawls at half price Colored do do Linen Sheeung, wort $1 for 75c. Pillow Linen, worth 75c for 50 Pillow case Cotton, worth 15c, for II % 12-4 cotton Sheeung, worth 50c, f?r 35 Fine French Gioghains. worth 25, fbr 18^ White and colored Brilliants, very cheap Also, a large lot of Domestics of the best cli which wdl he sold very low. Call early and secure great bargains, at No. 16, opp. Centre Market, between 8th and tfth ?ts. feb 9?eo8w NEW POLKA. JUST published and for sale at H1LBUS fc HITZ' Music Depot, the TUNER'S POLKA, Composed and dedicated to Jacob lldbus, Esq., by J. Esputa, embellished with a beautilul and cor rec t likeness of the veteran tuner. Price 15 cents. The uade supplied on very liberal teruij. feb 6?tf ROBINSON'S PRACTICE?The PracUce in Courts of Justice in England and the United Mates, by Conway Robuison, of Richmond, Va.; *>l 1?price $6, Just published, feb 9 PRABTCK TAYLOR. A UNION ACADEMY. Center ef FburUmtA u. and Nrm Tork rrw more puplia eaa be received to make up ^ the limited nsmber. AppUeatie* mat be mi l? so >n. The dwrtp'Joe, ingtraction, awl means ef illustration are su<"4? at to Insure satisfactory pro fflfsr- ia tho*- pupils who ate punctual, regular and Gbmieot. 0i.?u4ar? at tfc* Iwfcaiorfi. _ riRn ft fey mm. UNDERTAKERS, 4c. &ABINKT MAKER & UNDERTAKER. jlHll undersigned would nwp^rtfblly inform his tnd the P?bHo g-oemlly wntin?fl to *x*e?t? *11 onion in tw< U"n? tss^"" >>oBt aumrud at the ahort FUJIJta*^L"dpro"pUy"xwot*L ?ttoi?4?d to ?t -?a the Fhorto?t notioe, and 1b the beet '21UDJ1- llB^* 1""?* *? I'M mnt perfect mm ?<r, efn in Vu %earm?st meathtr. *** ?,T0T*t bo would rwootfWly ?oucit, iad will fodeiTor to mark ? oootinoaioi of ANTHONY BDOULV, ?*? ,T?i aide, between 0th end 10th ft*. St f^n'g? "?? D tktt* ouee east o? 7 th street. our 17?ly undertaker! T WOULD respectfully return my thanka to tho -A Washington and its vtrinity for their Siu ytbmt owia* to ^ A*q*?ut nils in the undertaking branch of my baainese, I 5?V k<H?n in<Ju<*Hl to discontinue the manuJhetnre V" wr attention folly to the ?* ?: Ti "pM*d 110 p*1? t0 h*TP Z?R25L*!S r0qa^to brnflneM, and I un therefore ft,Hy prepared to aoet any order after 1 ****** thoe* Who may rive mea call that I will spare no pain.i to carry out Un'r order* to their entire satisfaction. JAM MS F. UARVEY. it * _n.it 41?i 7t!l flU* 0 and H. i~V ! 3 %lWDa?* to at all hours of the night Bar S?ly COMMISSIONER Qg nieiena for wfZ T?rk* ?*XM? California, N<w Jersey, Louisiana, Missouri. Alabama, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, ?~a?' . Wleeonein, Ohio, nnd Minnesota, Florida, other gUtee. GEOROK 0. TH0HA8, ATTORNEY FOR CLAIMS, AND tu ^ IO*AI1* PUBLIC. Washington Piacii, near Odd-Pillows' Hall mo/l9V ^rTU -TMjrr? ^AlUIIHetM, D.Va f? H. DAVTDGJ, Att?rn?jr and Co?i?iior?aULbw. urn COMMISSION BR OF DEEDS FOR THE 8TATS9 OF Virginia New York Main* Kentucky, New Jersey Illinois Missis* ?>i Connecticut ?i'i^U?etli **r71*n? Pennsylvania Florida Tennessee Alabama low* Georgia California Arkansas B. Carolina Ae- ?* 0->nreyandng in all its branches promptly ani aajnrately executed. 1 7 ' Offlc?, Louisiana avenue, opp. filth street. Oct 16?dly PS OF. 8CH0NKNBRRG, TEACHER AND TRANSLATOR 09 Modern Langusgei and LittraUre. wo. 257 p*i*i?mvama avuivm. oet 38?tf R. H. GILLET^ Coaaitllor at Law* Offloe and njpidence In Frai tlln Row, comer o/K and Thirteenth *tr?wt. net as~-41y Mm. SCIIONENBERG, Teacher of Piano and Slnalnn, no. 85 / rjomsnvAjoa avmkvm. not 28?tf WM. M. MERKICK, Attorney at Law, !CJ. 38 L0UJ6IA!fA AVBNU1. WDl praetice in the anpreme Oourt of the Unitod SUtee n.nd the Courts of the District of Ooiambia. dec 2tl?eotf [^VBNi.lG OLAUtJlta IN LANGUAGES ?PRO/. J SCIIONB'.VBK RG will compence reriewinz on,Mon^ayfsoth October, at his re^ideace, 267 Pennsylvania arenue wt Private Medical Treaties on THI PHYSIOLOOIOIL VIP.V,' OF MARRIAOB, M. B. LAXROIX, M. D? ALEtAUT, N. Y. i-0 v ages and 130 rioe Plain and Colored Litho graphs and Plates. P'lca onljr 515 Cents. f| WBent fre- of postage tn h!1 parfs of the Union-?* CHEAPEST B(X)K EVER PUBLISH gx*, and containing ?oarly d uble the quantity oi reaJiM matter in that of the fiity ckxts or dollar PUBLICATIONS It treat* on the PHYS 0I>V | Q Y OF M ARRLAGE, ?l J ihe j Secret i ?.firmitier and disorder of )nuth and maturity, re _ vx "Siting from excesses, whiol destroy the physical and men tal powers, with obeerrations on iaarr;a^e, iU duties and disqualification*, and their remedies; with lithographs, illustrating the anatomy and physiology, and dlse???e of the repm luetire organs of both sexes, thejr structure, us? and functions. A popular and comprehensive Irea on the duties and casua^lje v f single and mar ried life?happy and trmt:cl aJ'iaa^es, mode (. f se. curing them?lnfel'dtcos axji infr.tile onee?their obriaoon and res.4>Tel~~iftwrthnt hints to thoee contemplating matron*ny, Oi<?t will overrcaie ob jeotione to it; noas, bo*eTor. should take this im portant s ep w^^hout first consulting its paaea sommeatariee oi the uiseasesand medical treatment of females from infancy to old a<e, each case granh ioally illustratct by beautiful lithographic plates? nerroas debility, Its cause# and our*, hy a prrcew at onct; so ainpie, *efe and effectual, that failnre ie Impossible?rules for dally management?an eesey on Spermatorrhoea with practical oheerrationE on a aafor, and more sucoeesOil mode of treatment?rre nutionary hint# on the evils resulting from empiri aal practice?an essay on all 41/vasee srlaisa tiom indiscretion, with plain and simple rules by which all persons can cure thamselres without mercury? remedies Ibr those self inflicted miseries and dium pointed hopes so unfortunately prevalent In the roung. It la a truthful ad riser to the married and those contemplating marriage. Its perusal la par ticularly recommeadrd to persons entertaining se wet doubts of their physical conditlen, and who are xnaoioue of h iring haaarded the health, happiness nodj^rrllfltana to nhlch every human being is en Wed to. ? coP7?orflreeoriea for one dol tsd BtaUa ? poBU,# PMt of tt9 Uni N. B.?Those who prefer may consult Dr. La Caou upon any of tbe diseases upon which hli bcok treats ",n- M#d}3,n" to any part of the Union according to directions, safely P*^e? and oarafnlly secured from all obeerratk n Addrees Dr. M. B. LA CROIX, No. tl Maiden lln* or Post Office Bo* 679, AlbanyTN. Y ? jstytit< . Offloj B?naow?d from No. M Beaver at, la 31 Maldam Lana, Albany, N. Y. dec 7 MMATHEMATICAL IISTBUMENTS G. ANDERSO.V has reoeired a large and complete assortment of MathemaUcal Instru. TnTntIf*IL Drawing Materia,a of superior quality lMtra??nta are chiefly of SiviJe manufactory in ca**s, as well as in separate pieces: * * and oil colors, Drawing papers of ev wj quality. 9 ^Studies In Drawing and Painting. ?W ^ RTO Paain. avenue. PIANOS for SALE OR RENT. New and seoond hand PIANOS, of my own and several other factories, are always to^^^ta* 1)6 PUdo Wareroom, on Klev-ffVlW aath at., between Pa. avenue a?"| Est. ?"??!' Wd Pianoe taken in exchange. Toning also attended to. ? fl . . , *? JO. REICHENBACH. P? 8-?A faw very low prtaed second-hand Pianos rom |26 for sale. dec 1?3m dentistry, Dtp IMPROVED method of setting Artifidal/M0^H ?<*th, with Continuous Gum?the wwHOmW PERFIOXION OF T?E ART. This style ^***' w Teeth has the follow advantage ?var all othera ?S=Q,t*AT 8TRENOTU, CLEANLINESS, C*>M >ORT, and BEAUTY, -iein^ with Nature in thine wpwte, and some others excelling. 1'ubllc Inspeo g?n.,s *?HCtftilly solicited. Plewe oall and eae ip^'UDf D8. OI UTiON^-No other Dentfst In the IMstrict of Jola abia has a rlgtt ts stairs chia style of Teett). , ? -Teeth orwttt attan*lty health r, ?I urged an Wax i anUd for life. - . +?> .. omce and ?KU n at No. m ? -traet, new tl? v im Sy1**" ^ BALLS, See. GRAND BIRTH NIGHT BALL. THE MOUNT VERNON GUARDS respectfully Inform the cit xens of Alexandria and liic viciu ity thst they will give a MILITARY, FIBEMKS'S AHD CIVIC BALL nnTIIUH-DVY KVKJfINO, Februarv2J, 1855, at SAR2PTA IIALL. The company pl< dge to n?e every exertion to give tlie utmost mtiitfortton to tho*e who may honor the corps with thoir presence. Refr??hments will be furnished lor ladies and gen tlemen. The military and firemen arc requested to appear ?n iraiform. Hack* wfll jn p*?endancc to convoy ladies to and from tl mil. Tickets >???, to be had of the Commute and at the door on the night ot the l>all. Commit'** of Invitation and Reteption. Capt J W Athby, Henry Blonharm, Lt VV H Smith, A F Skidmore, Lt C D Kudd, Jno L Smith, jr la C Javens. Jno Breen , Sgt W \V Allen, Jas II Simpson, Sgt C VV Nealc, Geo Lyles. feb S?eofcdb THE LATE MR. MEADE'S PICTURES. TO BE RAFFLED FOR IV 5100 CHANCES AT 943 EACH. PRIZE NO. 1 "St. Thomas of Vilhnueva, giving Aluu to die Poor," a copy of Murillo, by one of his pupil* and touched by that great artist?said to be equal to the original, cost $4,000. prize 2. " The adoration of th? Wise Men of the Can," a genuine Murillo; cost $3,000. prixe 3. " Head of o*'r Saviour," by Correggio; cost $1,000. PRIZE 4. " lleed of the Blessed Virgin," by Carrcjgio; cost .$1,000. -Mr. S. A. M ATI-AUK is authorized to receive subscriptions in this city, of whom ticket* may De obtained, or of Messrs. TAYLOR Sl MAURY. All money received on account of the Raffle will be deposit'*! in Rank until the drawing takes place, which will be duly announced. fYom the National InteUigenrer. Articles nimiiar to the annexed we have observed in several distant papers, contained ?n their Wash ington correspondence. We air glad to secth?t? member of the family is willing to dittos** o( a part of the rare collection of the late Richard W. Meade, who. during his long residence in Spain, had oppor tunnies, which his opulence enabled him to indulge, for selecting many of the finest paintings in Spain? that ircisure-house of pictorial riches. The dis turbed stnte of the country at the liin?, moreover, made it favorable for obtaining ninny gems m'art which would otherwise never have been purchasa ble. From the Boston Chronicle. Chef d'coevree o? Art.?Several chef ?1Witm of Murillo, Uorreggio, and Other masters, which were brought from Spain during revolutionary um<s by the hue R. W Meade, have elicited the admiration of connoisseurs during the past week in the Koitindo of the Capitol. They are to be disposed of for the benefit of a daughter of Mr. Meade, residing in New York, after an opportunity has been given t<i the public for an examination. leb ft? tf A BOOK OF GEEAT VALUE & INTEREST ClYCLOPEDfA OF MISSION'S, by Rev. H.uvey t Ncwcomb. 1 vol., large ortnvo, double columns, 764 | ages; price ?'J. Embracinc a comprehensive view or all th?; Missionary operations in the World, with geographical descriptions, condition of the un evangelized, &c., together with the rehciou' move ment.- of the age, under an alphabetical atr.inge ineht,Illustrated with ihirty-two Mfcsionary Map*. ''The Cyclopedia of Missions, by Rev. Harvey Ntwcomb, I regard as a wo-k of great permanent v^iue. 11 contains wi>hin a moderate coinpts*, and in a convenient torin , a large amount o: ju. t the kind ot'information, historical, statistical, and ill us trativ^on the subject of Missions, which every Min ister. and every christian lavman needs to po>*ess, bud which could be gained only by laliorioiu re search in books and documents, many ot which axe not easily accessible. Geo. W. Wood, Soc. A. B. C. F. M." Agents for the District: GRAY & BALLANTYNE, feb 14 498 Seventh ?t. 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A R N Y , No. Hi Bridge street, Georgetotcn, IS prepared to furnish Balls, Dinners, Smn es Wkudinoh, fcc., with everything in the Confec tiomuy line, in auy part of the District, at theslioit est notice, and on the most reasonable U'tws. jan 19? tf Mott Bedell's Line. NKW YORK, JtLKXJISDRIJl, WASHINGTON CITY, AS'D DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PACKETS. 1MIIS LINE OF PACKETS SAILS WEEKLY from pier 14 East River, New York,and oftener if necessary, and are composed of the following firt>t daEs vessels: r?ew sclir. A. I". Bedell, Bedell, master. New fcclu. Mott BcdeU, A. V. Tredwell. Schr. Ann D., Win. Oliver, master. Sch'. Volant, L. A. Smith, master. Schr. Commondcr in-Chief, Wogt Jm, master. Schr. (frcentiay, Wilson, master. These vessels .ire all fa?t sailers, and the masters men of experience in the trade, and the only regu lar line ot Washington Citv packets. MOTT UEuELL, Wall street. N. Y. S. 8. MASTERS It SONS, Alexandria, Va. THOMAS RILEY, feb 1 ?6m Washington and D. C. TO INVENTORS. TQM ofltoe of "The Inventors' Protection National Union" is on 7th atnat, oppoeit* tha Kut Por ttoa of tha Patent OSca, and is now raadr to attend to th? bualneM of ita member*, namelr: in making ?xaminatlon.a and aolieltlng patenta, Ac. Inventors ire invited to cull and get a copy of the Oonrtirutlon and By-laws, and where any i&foma don will be given reepectipg the Union. All lettere on bnrtne*fl aunt be dirwted to thU cl doe, where attention will be given immediately. A model chop ie in connection with tike o&sa, where models can be nade to'order at the shortest notice. T. G. CLAYTON, ap 1ft?IT Pteeident I. F. N. P. EXPECTED FEW YEAB PBE8EHI8. OF all the branehea of buainefB conducted in thla city, Groceries, perhaps, of all others afford the smallest profits, and ahonld nave the preference for ca4t, and no one in th?.t business aan oontlnue if his customers are not prompt in settlement by short notes or oaah. De.irous of aloeing up for the past, I earnestly request all who ere indebted to call and settle without delay. I will further give notioe that all future bills which may he contracted with me must be made with reference to, and with the distinct understand iug that they are to be rioted monthly, by cash or notes at 'JO days, which I have prepared far the par poee, except snch of my old cttstefaers who have al ways been prompt. Z. M. P. KIN9. dec 27?tf 1UIANS-ALLBQBANY BANK AND 8ZLDKN Withers A Oo.'s Notes purchased at the highest rate*. Dn?rr??nt Money, Land Warrants, and Virgin* Scrip bought and sold. Drafts on all the prias>pftl cities fold to rait pur ?baser*. P?r-"ns at a dista.no senUugme Trans AHegliany notes or l.-?u4 (Vmranut, may rel7 upon iroeiving the best r#Ms, and remittance* m*d* by draft on key citv in tb? Union. MAJilLTvW 6- VANT. EVENING ST A B. that the duties *of ^maidm'ire of a, matron at any asylum or orphans If she reside m the house of her R ents' t0 perr?rin thf> 'or of nail a doaen young misses. It in' her proviuce to replace every thing torn down by others, and to remember the exact place where all household articles have been placed. Any neglect in point of apparel is deemed nearly unpardona ble as she has not children of her own to fix ; so it must be sheer negligence if she does not appear every day perfectly neat m costume. She can, a* well not, make and mend for half-a dozen nephews, cut and make dresses, and do the repairing for as many nieccs ; do the making and repairing for the neighbors generally, as she has abundance of time. L?o any of the married fraternity wish to visit for a month or more, Aunt Mary can, as well as not, come and keep house and take care of the children, which she is expected to do with her face all the while wreathed with the sweetest smiles, should a shadow flit across her brow, Aunt Mary is at once branded as a sour, calculating old maid, who is cross to i children and every one else. Although the mother may scold them by the houi it is to b? expected -she has so many cares. If her parents are dead and gone, all want the honor of taking care of Aunt I Maryland she is pulled akout somethin ike the prisoner of an Arab or Indian! I though not with quite so much danger to iilo and limb. It is not expected she can do much, but it would reflect dis honor on the family not to proffer her a home. If she be finally established with some hrother or sister, all envy the priv ileged one the deed of charity thev have the honor of dispensing. She is fre quently reminded of the privilege sh* enjoys, which none but the most affec tionate relatives would bestow. Every job, which others dislike doing, she is expected to be eminently qualified by^ nature to perform?to possess untiring filial aflecton, and true sisterly love.? Sat. Eve. Post. ' ' Bcr.wKR in Parliament.?The Liver pool Journal, in giving an account of the great debate on the Foreign Enlistment .Bill, gives the following ungracioussketch of a famous man of England: " I think Sir Bulwer Lytton is the most ridiculous looking man, with his horse nose, and his blue saucer eves, in her majesty's dominions; aud his bow wowy voice drives one into hysterics of fidgetiness; and his gestures?oh' his gestures; conceive Cassandra beio- dog matic m a state of delirium tremens. I he impression for the first live minutes of his oratory is awful; you sec members dusting their faces with their handker chiefs, screwing their persons to their benches, and keeping their eyes off thi d'>or that looks so tempting an escape from the tremendous baronet. But ge nius asserts itself, and cne forgets the tremendous baronet in the man wkosv very grotesqueness but proves his gr?nd oiig.na.ity; and forgetting the manner in the matter?when it is good, as on Tues day?the house cheers. Sir Ed wai J sat down, on that night, with a parliamen tary success, having achieved that, ho is celebrated for his pertinacity, wh?ch he has been twenty years striving for: and as I watched him passing along the lobby to dinner, ainid unreserved congratula tions, I came to the conclusion that was the happiest moment of a career which, though leafy with laurels, has, perhaps, been a melancholy life." The Tni es.?The Thugs of Ilindostan are an association who believe that it is their duty to exterminate all who do not belong to their own Order. They meet in seciet lodges, and are sworn with sol emn oaths. They lie in wait for unsus pecting passers-by, and attacking them suddenly and without warning, strangle them. The higher the position and char acter of the victim, the greater is sup posed to be the merit of the act. The I Ihug who strangles the largest number of victims in the course of a year is re J warded with the title of Grand Tnug of the Council, and invested with despotic power. If any Thug refuses to yield un questioning and implicit confidence to the commands of the Grand Thug, they make an image or effigy of him, which they burn, at the same time stoning and cursing it. This is supposed to visit him with all manner of misfortunes. After this, any Thug who meets him is bound to stab him to the heart, provided he can do so without risk of detection. Every member of the Order is sworn to deny his connection with it, and when interro gated, to say he knows nothing about it. When apprehended and brought to jus tice, they claim to be persons of the greatest morality and virtue, and justify their acts by saying that they only wish to establish the true religion, (viz : their j own,) and to prevent foreigners, (viz : all who are not Thugs,) from getting control of the country. An Exciting Chasb.?Recently, sajs the Galveston Gazette, there were Indian alarms about Fredericksburg. One Ger man in the vicinity penned his horses at night for safety. lie was aroused 44 in the dark hour," by the jinkling of bells; bounced up and out, a la sans culotte, dis covered Messrs. Red Skin were driving ofi his cavalllulo in a hurry; Han?, greatly excited, mounted his fleet bob tailed ponev, without gun, pistol, or knife?pantless, ceatlcss, shoeless, and hatless, and with the rear portion of his shirt playing in a graceful horizontal po sition?made pursuit, shouting most lustily in his mother tongoe to Messrs. Red fclkin to stop, or he'd scalp and roast every mother's son of them. The In dians, who were some ten or fifteen in number, supposing they wer? pursued by a regiment of Texan Rangers, took to night, regardless of booty, leaving not only the borMs they had but two h?r?? of their ow.-.. to^th r I with any number cf bows ar j r, t-ocars, knives, guns, and other fnW '?fixins.' which were found tb n< *? i*v scattered aloiT^ /or about a i from the tracks seen, their hor. u hire taken awful strides, *nd ? ? < they thought their end bad oorne All about Millinert.?An iu .m , knowledge of millinery, wt aboutd ta to be an indispensible qualification m gentlemen employed as Washington cor respondents to our New York journals Last week, accompanying rumors of the most awful character, we were treated by the details of ladies' dresses The scribe-an improvement on the court newsman of London?was deeply versed m the mysteries of laces, satins, silks and flounces, knd described them most minutely. He said a little about the beauty of the wearers. And there it is we are inclined to take him serious] v to task. In an assembly, where one fair creature had the " look of a goddess and the walk of a queen," where another ?? outshone all rivals," and a third was " more lovely stillwhere - diamonds were bright, but eyes brighter," and where the houris of Mohammed's para disc would have been " no longer beauti w; k-m a placc ,ike this?we even ? Washington correspondent might have been more diffuse on the angelic beings themselves than on the mere exteriors which fashion had furnished for the oc casion. Dull fellows ! Blue eyes played sccond fiddle to brocade; and lips and cheeks of vermillion were hurried over for the sake of velvet! Absence of Mixd?and Clothes. The following anecdote of an innocent French Canadian, is from Mrs. Moodie's recent work; A couple of young ladies were walking one fine summer evening along the west bank of the Moira, and the narrator in stooping over the water to gather some wild flowers that grew in a crevice of the rocks, dropped her parasol in the rivar. A cry of vexation at the loss of tthe arti cle of dress, which is expensive,' and al most indispensable beneath the rays of % Canadian sun, burst from her lips, and attracted the attention of a young ??n whom she had not before observed, who was swimming at some distance down the river. lie immediately turned, and dexterously catching the parasol as it swiftly glided past him, swam towirds the ladies with the rescued article, car ried dog-fashion, between his teeth. In his zeal to render this little service, the poor fellow forgot that be was not in condition to appear before ladies, who, stArtled at such an extraordinary appa rition, made the best of their time to fly precipitately from the spot. "I have no doubt," said Miss ???, laughing, -that the good-natured follow meant well, but I never was so frighten ed and confounded in my life." Tb? next morning the parasol was returned it the street duor with "Jean Bsotirrc'? compliments to the young ladies " So nuch for French Canadian gallant ry Trre I Asi Novel?Violetta ant laxik'Rf?Bi Jamb.?Violetta started convulsively and turned her tear drenched eyes wiluly upon the speaker; for to her there soeuiyd something stranrciy 't ruiliar m those low rich tones [V,r ryes met, his beaming with love and t- n Jcn-oss, hersgleamiDgwithunc^r'air*v. '?Violetta !** " Allandorf!" And the beautiful girl sank, fx> tr* e> uess of joy, upon his noble hear . throb bing with the pure, holy, delicio ~ ' ? of other days. Allandorf beat taw r jverher, and bathed her pure, whiir temples with the gushing tears of deep though sudden joy. While doing this. Violetta s father, Rip Van Soort. was s>een approaching the lovers with a flail. Allandorf saw the aged patriarch, and with one leap cleared the balusters and rushed down stairs. But Van Soort vis not to be thus "done." He put after the flying Allandorf, aud just as he wa* turning the corner of the red barn, kave him a hit with the flail that placet: L-i on the "tother side of Jordan." Human* Nature.?In the story of the "Boy and the Bricks," it is related ?h*.t a boy, hearing his father say, "Tis a poor rule that wont work both ways," said; "If father applies this rule to his work I will test it in my play." "So, setting up a row of bricks, three or four inches apart, he tipped over the tirst, which striking against the second, caused it to fall on the third and so on throughout the whole row, until the bricks all lay prostrate. Well, said the boy, each brick has knocked down its neighbor, and yet I only tipped one. Now, I will raise one and see if it will raise its neighbors. I will see if this rule will work both ways." He looked in vain to see them rise. "Here, father," said the boy, "it is a poor rule that wont work both ways. They knock each other down, but are not disposed to help each other up." "My son," said the father, "bricks and man are just alike?made of clay?active in knocking each other down, but not disposed to help each other up. When men fall they love oompany; out when - they rise they prefer to stand alone, like yonder bricks, and see others prostrate and below them." 0"0ur whole territory cast of the Mississippi is not equal to that west of the Rocky Mountains, the latter being 870,209 square miles, and the difference in its favor 4,633. But the vast country between these two natural bounds, the Mississippi river and the Rocky moun tains, is nearly one-half larger than either of the divisions named, and two-thirds of both together. 5T7*It has be^n decided in Cleveland, that it is no offence for a man to set his own house on tire, there being no l?w U) Ohio (0 pu&ifth such M ft*'.