Newspaper of Evening Star, March 3, 1855, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated March 3, 1855 Page 1
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THE EVENING STAR PUBLISHED 1VERY AFTERNOON. tEICBPT BWDAY,) At the Star Building, corner Pennsylvania avenue and Eleventh, ttreel, By W ALLACU 4 HOPK, Will be ftRrred io ?ubecntera in the cities of U'aib inftnu, Georgetown, Alexandria, Baltimore and rbtiadelphra, at SIX AND A QUARTER CENTS, payable weekly to the A fen*. To miul aubecribera the mbseription price m? THREE DOLLARS AND FIFTY CENTS a veax tn advance, TWO DOL LABS for 8IX MONTHS, and ONE DOLLAR for THREE MONTHS. Q(^Si*cle corns 0*1 CIKt. VOL. V. WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 1855. 1NO. 675. THE WEEKLY STAR. ad New* a (reater variety of tntai t*mm$ can be found id any other?mi pabtiehed oa Saturday nui. Single copy, par anna hi ft 25 _ TO CIXII. Five copies ...... I'wenty d4i...t*t^.M(,.M,,,1M4 0^?iaa,iitvtiuiiT m taviita. ft?- Sinjlr ooptes (ii: wrapper*) can be p-tx-ared at the enonter, tmm?riiat< !y after the ?s?ue of ibe papor. Price?man canra. Porr??rf?? who art a> n?enfa will be allowed a CoWtnUWJOO of tW<'I]tV wr fin 5 00 ??? UW uAnxim a spanish Mixture. P?rl?.r of tk? Blood 1 *ot a Particle of Xeitory In It! A pJ**AUiBU Rmi-ar for Scrofula, Klnz't Bvil 822?*?: J*"1"" o?S^ k4?e; ?i. ^ a ustn1*" ?? the f??% Blotches, BcuT. H^C" K^tT" SUl*1' Worm or Tetter, Scald Jrtltti P*in of to# Bo0-* ?r<l L^hiiJ^ Di^rders lDU* ?n1 ail th* analog from to lOjttdi *iou# un nf M^r-nrr Im. prtid a~e in Life, or Ilaparity Of the B ood.' *?**?* &as become eel*. jr?i!?SliLhiLaB*b*r if Xtn rdln*r7 ?ree. ,to ???***? b*' induced the propri ?^x Ku'g l\ W* of th*lr friends, to cff?*r H to the public, which thjy do with the utmost con. fidenoe In! to *??-? and wonderful mnUw prop ?rti ? Th- Mlowi?u certificates, selected from a Urge number, are, however. stronger testimony than the mere word of the proprietor*; and ore nil f^?? ffKWw*-*! *e!l known In th-dr 'oealities, sod f ^,s?h*ltJ*,??UWJity, many of th*m reading IB tike aty of Richmond, Ya. F.BOYDKN, R*q?of th* Exchange HoteL lich mord. known ererywhsre says he has seen 'h- Med. Jane called Caetm's Bpa.wtsh MiItum, administered in m a hundred caaee, in nearly nil the diseases for which It la recommended, with th* most aston i* 5'y SOOd r,*?ult<,- He <*7? it ia the most ex traerd.nary me-ikrine he has *far seen. AOUB 4ND rSVEa?GRBAT CURB.-I hwbj certify that tor three years I had Ague ?ad Fever of the m*t vMent description. I had e ;veral Phv stcians, too* Urge quantities of Quinine, Mercury, and I baiwe all the Tonics advertised, but all with out permanent relief. At lan I tried Carter?? Spanish Mixture. two bottles of which effectually me; *nd 1 ?ai h*?Py to tay I have liad t?it?.et (Al ia or fevara fiece. I consider It the best Tonic In thla world, and the only medicine that *ver reached?ya^e. JOHN LONQDkN. Biatu Ditch, near Richmond, Va. 0. B. LUCK, Rsq., now in the city of Richmond and tor many yeafs in the Poet om- ?, ha? such oonflden*e in the a<toniahinj effigy of Carter'* Jp*n'.*h Mixturs. that ha has bought upwards of W bottlee, which he hvi given away to th* afflicted.? Mr. Lock aays he ha* never kn^wn it to fall when taken according to directions. Dr. MIN9B, a practising Physician, and Ibcoerl) ?f the City Hotel, in the city of Richmond, sayn he Las witnessed ia a uamber of icstanoee th* eff-cte ol Oar'er'e 8pan>?h Mixture, whioh were most truly surprising, lie s?ys ia a caee of Ooniumption, da pendent on the i.irer, the good affeets were won narful indeed. 8AMUBL M DP. INK BR, of the firm of Drinker A Morns, Richm->nd, was cured cured of Urer Crm piaict of three years standing, ty the u?; r.f twr bottlee of Carter's Spaui-h Mixture. QRF VT CURB Q# SCROFULA?The *ditora ef th* Kiccm >n i Republican h d a servant empiov?i in their pr*a? room, cured of violent Srrfula. >-om h:nM with RbAosaiism, whirh ?*otlpelv di?hl?<d him from work. Tw.-? b-ttles of CarOr> fp?n>sh Mixture nial.* a perfc*rt cure of him, and th<* l.Ji tor* ia a public noti**^, say they '"cheerfully rrc n m*u i it to sll who are afflicted with anv Jisessc ol the bUx>i" 8TILI, ANOTIIRTt CURB OF SCROFULA ?I had ? v*ry ralual>'e boy jr.r*d of 8?rofala by Carti rV Spanish Mixture. Ioon^j'er it truly a raiunble meiirin*. J 4MCS M. TAYLOR, Conductor cn the R. F. an 1 P R. R. Co., RJrhmord, Fa SAI.T IvIiBCii OF TWKNT\ YBARS STANDING OUKRD Mr. JOHN THOMPSON, reei lin* in the city ol Rtchvnnd, w?.s curei by three bottles of Carter"* tipaniah Ml*'ore, of Salt Rheum, which he h*d tor ?VT .-j twe*fy y**.rs. and wh eh all the p);y?tci*r.s of the sou id not cure. Mr. Thcmpeon is a well k wnrr> SSOrehsat in the city of Rlchmonif and hi^ is nasi ncerkable. Wk A.II1TT4BW#, cf Rkhm^->d had a servant cured a# "rvhilw, ia the wore: form, by C? ter^s | fpanlafe Mixture. He says h* ch??rful'y rcr>m ??adi it, and condiers it a very inraluable m^Ji cin?. BDTIN BUTTON, i>cmn?!?icn? of the reveuu*, sajs he ha? wn the good eff?cta of Carter's Fpariah Mixtare in a number of !<vphll!tic eases, and saya it it a perfect *ur* f r that h^rrlhie lisotae. WM. O- HA 51 WOOD, ef Rich mind, cured cf old Boree aatf Uiaer?, wh ch disabled him fr?m w^lkiai;. Took a fe? boUiee of Carter's Spanish Mixtnr*. and faa mM*] t> walk without a crutch, in a ehart doe ymam ly cured. PriacipAl Dep^tj at M WARP, CL08K k Con Na U Maldan Lan*. N*w Tork. T. W DYOTT A BON*, 5u. 182 North Second it., Philadelphia BBNNBTr A BBBR^, No lio Main {treet, Rich ?ood. Ya. And for sal* by OHARLK8 STOTT, Washington, D. C; UKNiiY PBU-, A^ezanoria, and by Druzjirta ?eery where. Frrnt $ 1 per bottle, or six bottlej for |1; mo 31?ly UNION ACADEMY. Comtr of Fhvrtetnth ft. and Sew York atwiue. AFBW m r- i-upils c*n b* rttcaived to nuit? up the uo.'M number. Appboa'tin mast btj mad* soon. Th- diecipline, instruction, > n 1 oean<> of illustration ar* sn-h ia to Insure eatwfactory prt> gres- ia those < uplli) who aie punctua., regular and ob*4iei!t. Circulars at the Bookstores. dec ?-1m Z. W10U * WATCHES! WATCQES! IF Y(1U wiKh a warranted timrfcerpcr, at a rraeonabl^ price, yen are lavited to calli anil euaine my tefectcd stock' of tfejff%;;i^.i?h and Geneva VVatchea for ladies aitd temr II. SEMKEN. No. 330 Pa. iv., between 9ih and lUlh sts. jan Ii^-mlMJM SOUTHKRN' UL'ARTERLY REVIEW for Janu ary, 5l ijoacnu ; The North and tlie r?euth Blunders of tiallam v Power# of the General Government The Human Family (Vm.-'titution of the United States Chenn.*try ol Common Life Pirty Leaders Rf<THt Social Theories Critical Notice*. tMib^^rmtion pnee %5 per annum.* Mi ltf FRANOK TAYLOB. EXPECTED HEW TEAS PBESEHTS. OF all the branches of busine's con luct-d in this city. (ir'Oiria-, perhaps, of all otaers. afford the smallest profits, and should h ne t je preference tor eash, and no ont In that business can coutinu; if his custouiM* are not proopt in settlement by .-hort not** or c uh. Desirous of <io?nn<( up for the past, 1 Mrnwily request ail who are inl<?ot-?l to tail and settle wi hout dday. I wiil turther idv- notice that all future bllis woich iray be contracted with me must be made with to, and with the dis'dnct undersusd log that they are to be c<oeed monthly, by cash or n^tse at 30 days, which 1 hare praparaJ for the pur. pnee, except?uch of my old cust jmera who hare al ways been prompt. Z. M .P. KiNfi, dee V?tt 'RANS-ALLLQU\NY BANK AND 8BLDBN Wither* A Co.'s Note p urchaee-i at^he h chest 1 Uncarr?-nt Money, Land Warranto, and Ylr^n'a Be rip bought and fdd. Drafts on all the principal cities told to Mit pur shaeers. Ftr?en* a* a dUtans* pen ling me Trans Alleghany net#* or Land Warrants, may rely upon receiving the be?t mui, ?nd remittances mads by draft on any city ia t&> UbIsb. HAMILTON 0. FANT, BankeT, dee 9?."a No 4A2 Penna *venua PIANOS FOR SALE AND RENT. ~ rpHE subscriber lu? always nu haul a an?uil I iit?-ni ol Gentian and American PI lr>'Ui tlie very bea; manufacturersi which tie ojfers lor sale at lower price* titan can be purch ised in the District of Columbia, | and ? u the fu>?t acc??iniuo.i tung terms. All Piaio* [ purcnased frum ui<" are warranted to gi*. e sntistac lion. Old Pianos taken in exchange. B. KEI^, Professor of Music, G, betwr. F<Nirt>'cnth and FilteenUi strc is. tcb 6?Jin" WHOM VVl! ) IN 1 poeVrt volume D id's Parliamentary Companion lor 1^55, 1 pocket volume Hriu*n Aruiy Li-t for 18 FnUah Xavy LiV d"> Tlie Pi ?netary World.*, their Topograpiiy aid Telescopic Appearancea, by J. Brccr, Cambridge Observatory, I Blackw-MMi's Almanac tor ISm lm?.(Ud by la^t steamer Uy fFHANfK TAYLOR. A,0vSr f> 1 .e CHICKFKiNG s? H 1ND P*. F> ?S I'K. I ll -..?>? mi tea oa.ilsie teini* a< ICuot H MlLtil '4 X 11117,, diar Bund l#l?!7 GRATIS ! JUST PUBLISHED: A NEW DISCOVERY IN MEDICINE! A FEW word* ou the Rational Treatment, with -j out Medicine, of Spermatorrhea, or Local Weakness, Nervous Debili ty, Low Spirits, Latitude, Weak ness of the Limbs and Back, Indispo-j ntion and Incapacity for Study and' Labor, DulloeMs of Apprehension, Lose of Memory,; aversion to Society, l,nvc of Solitnde. Timidity J Self Distrust, Dizzin -s. Head Aehe, Involuntary Discharges, Pain in tin: Side, Affection of th* Eyes,! Pimples oti the Face, Sexual and other infirmities in man. FROM THE FRENCH OF DR. B. DE LAXEY. The important fact that these alarming coin plaint* may easily be removed without Medicine is, in thu sir all tract, dearly demonstrated; and tl?e entirely! new and highly successful treatment, as adopted bjl Die author, fully explained, by means of which ev ery one it enaMed to cure himself perfectly, and a4 tlw least possible cost, avoiding thereby all the ad vertised nostrtftns of tlie day. Seat to any address, gratis, and post free in 4 sealed envelope, bv remitting (poet pwd) two post age stamps to Dr. B, DELANEY, No. 17 Lispenard street, New York. jan 17?:<m DOCTOR HOOFLAND'S CKLEI! R A TKD 0crman Sitters] rarPARtD itv DR. C. M. JACKSON, Philad a., Pa., j wilt. r.rrEiTnAM.r ore LIVER COUMHT, DYSPEPSIA, JADKDICH, L'krttntc or AVrvons Debility, Digram of tkt kidney*, and all diteutet arising from a dis ordered Liter or Stomach. Such as Constipation, Inward Piles, Fullness, or Blood to the Heal, Acidity of the Stomach, Xai? sea. Heartburn. Disgust for food, Fullness c* weight in the Stomach, Sour Eructations, Sin*' nig or Fluttering at the Pit of the Stomach, Swim ?nng of the Head. Hurr.ed and difficult Breathing. Fluttering at the Heart, Clioking or Siiftocating Sensations when in a lying Posture, Dimness ot Vision, Dots of Webs before the Sight, Fever an?l Dull Pain in 'lie Head, Deficiency of Perspiration. Yellowness of the Skin and Eyes, Pain 111 thr Side, Buck, Chest, Limbs, fee., Sudden Flu-hq* ol Heat Burning in the Flesh, Constant iiuagm ings ?f Evil, and great depression of Spirits. THE proprietor, in calling the attention of the public to this preparation, does so with a fee ing of the utmost confidence m it* virtues and adap tation to the diseases for which it is recommend* d It is no new and untried article, but one that has stoed the test of a ten years' trial belore the Ameri can pco(>le,and its reputation and sale is unrivalled by any similar preparations extant. The testimony in its favor given by the most prominent and well known Physician* and individuals, in ail parts at the country ?s immense. The following from \orfh Cau lina is respectfully submitted, referring any w ho may still doubt, to my '^Memorabilia," or Prac tical Receipt Book for Partners and Families, to be had gratis, of a'l the AgcuU lor the German BiUea*. Principal Office and Mai ufactory, 1*40 Arch st., Philadelphia, Pa. TESTIMONY FROM NORTH CAROLINA. Certificate of Dr. IV. Smith, of Pine IliU, RuJt I utonti County, X. C. Pise Hitt, March 4th, 1*54. Da C. M. Jaikson, Phfladi Iplua?Dear Sir: I have been a subject of Dyspepsia, in its worst f< ran, for the last five years. Such was my condition ft>r twelve montlu- thit the physicians and all who saw me said I must die. While in this condition, 1 was carried to the watering places in Virginia, Teuno* see and North Carolina, but w.n nut benefited by any water to which I was taken. While on my way home, 1 >t ?pped a week at Rutherfordton, a "mall village in North Carolina, ta try the effect < f I ?oaie Chalybeate water in that place. About tlic last of the week, I went into a drug store to gel some medicine for my child and myseif. There ' were several of the village physicians in the store, | and one of ihem seemed to take sonic interest in my ca*e and, after asking me some' queftions, said lie had been a dyspeptic, and hail been greatly bene fitted by the u?e of " Dr. Ilootlnid's German Ifiv ters," prepared by y?u, and lie insisted that 1 woald try the Bitt*rs lie also called the next day at aiv room, and in*i ted so uiucb that I would try them that I asked Irm to get me one bottle. He 4i<i it, j mid I commenced taking it as directed, and I do say I was more benefitted by it than ail the water and medicine I had ever taken. Alter reaching home one of my neighbors came to me fur a prescription and medicine, (he a dyspep tic,) and i gave him nearly all the Bitters I had left, I which effected much goo<i in bis case. He has often called on u,e for more of the same k nd of modi-1 cine, saying he was more benefitted by it than any other he had taken, but I have not been able to get any more for him or myself since; will you, there fore, please ship me a dozen or tnore as soon as pos sible. Respectfully yours, W. SMITH. | D. R. HOOKER, Roger's Store, Wake Co., N C\,, October 24.185il* .?a% s:??' Having experienced very treat benefit lr??m the use of 44 lloofland's <?erai in Bitters,"' in Chronic Dysentery and functional de rangement ol the Liver, and its concomitant evils, ] I am desirous of obtaining a quantity of it for the benefit of my community. You will, therefore, please send a lot, k.c. fee. CERTIFICATE OF W.M. J. AT WOOD. I'r.xTsviLLa, Yaokis Co , N. C , Nov. 1st, 1K>3. Dr. C. M. Jackson?Dear Sir: Allow me to ex press to y<<u my sincere thanks for jour discovery J of a medicine which, to say the least of it, has et I fccted a cure that all other medicine.*, thut I have taken, have entirely failed to tin. "Hor.Hand's Ger man Bitters" have cured me of th* most ?tubljrnn and aggravated ca?? of the pil*s that, perhaps, ever fell to the lot of man. My case is not a stranger in community, as I am well known in this and the -aimunding counties, end can truly say that my re covery has astounded ail my friends and relations, as I had tried ? verj-thing reeommended, and nothing did me auy good until I was prevailed upon to try the Bitters. You are at liberty to make any nse of this communication, for the benefit of ;he atllieted, you uiay think proper. Truly yours, WM. J. AT WOOD. These bitter* ar- entirely vegetable, they invigorate and strengthen the system, never prostrate it, and can b - used for infants as well as adults. F?r sate by respectable dealers everywhere, and bv Z. D. GILM AN, Wa-hington; J. L. KIDWELL, Georgetown; and J. R. PIEHPONT, Alexandria, mar I?ly BEAUTIFUL WIIITE TEETH. Healthy gums, and a sweet breath. .All who are desirous of obtaining these bene fits, s.muld use ZERMAN'S CELEBRATED TOOTll-WASH. This delicious article combines so many meritorious qualities, that it has now be come a standard favorite with the citizens of Sew York, Philadelphia and Baltimore. Dentists pre scribe it in their practice most successfully, and from every source the moat flattering laudations are awarded iU Inflamed and Weeding gums are immediately ben efitted by its use; its action upon theiu is mild, sootiling and effective. It cleanses tbe teeth so thoroughly, that they are made to rival pearl in whiteness, and diffuses through the mouth such a delightful freshness, that the breath is rendered ex quisitely sweet. It disinfects all those impurities which teud to produce decay, and as a consequence, wtien these are removed, the teeth most alwa>? re main sound. It is used and recommended by all the einineni Dentists in New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and other cities where it has be u introduced. All should give it a trial. Prepared only by FRANCIS ZERMAN, Druggi/t and Chemist, Ninth and Caihanue streets, Phila delphia, and sold by all Druggists everywhere, ?r 25 cents per bottle. W. II. GILLMAN, jan 17?3o? Agent for Waaluiigtou City. Lothifie made to order cheaper than ever.?In ojder to run od tb? remainder ot our large stock of Cloths, Casswierrs, and Vcst ings we will at this season take measutc and make to order Gentlemen's Garments of first quality '*0 iter cent, cheap r than our usually low prices, percenuc r WALL a. STEPHENS, 393 Pa. avenue, next door to Iron Hall. feb 13 (SebtinelkNews) bosenkhanz pianos. I JUST received two of the above unequalled in struui'Miis direct from the Manu factory in Dresden, Ce?any. ThewppaHB>ts having both, nAer a lorg sea? J U Q y and laml voyage, airived in pcrl?ct? ? ? tune, afford aiiotliei guarantee of th?nr snperWrty in keepi.ig in tunc. I heir b^uty 4?'1 ? tone elicus the biglieft encomums ftoni all tna great musical ciiucs of Europe. HILOI'S fc HITZ, Music Depot, cor. Pa. av. 11th and D an 8 U ra HE NEW C.TY DIRECT(JRY?Wasiiwston I and tteorgetnwu Director)- just publisher!, e??n? | Oiling the ronsressioral Direct ?iy b?r tne p?s*i'Hi of >he 1 hiity-Uilid t'ongre** TAYLOR & MAURY'S tcb iM Bookstore, near tfli at GRAND FANCY DRESS AND CIVIC BALL. THE YOUNG AMERICA DANCING CLUB re speetfully inf? rms the citizens of Washington and vicinity that they will give a FANCY DRESS AND CIVIC BALL THURSDAY, MARCH Hih, 1855, AT ODD FELLOWS' HALL, NAVY YARD. The services of Prof. II. \V. Rice's talented band nave been engaged for the occasion, anil will treat thecompnny to a varietv of choice cotillon*. Tin* Club have decided to issue no tickets of in vitaaon, but take this opportunity to extend a cor dial invitation to ladies who may be inclined to honor them with their presence. COMMITTEES. Managers on the part a/ ritizeru. Caddis, Capt Bright, Win Sanderson, C Cawood, Frank Ober, J Venable, Jno Brandt, W Dobbins, ? r'jr Pratt Stevens, Val Conner, BMoraell. Of Alexandria. E ^hinn, h Plummer, J Fields. ON THE PART OF CLUBS. Fnernlthip Club.?i Dudley L Jones. Social Cluh.? Mr. E?ens, II Dudley, lVmkmftan Club. -Tlioa Dowling, Albert \V Ward. Arlington Club ? R O Eckloff, W U tton. Terpsichore Club.?M Varceron, P J F.nnis. Ameru-U* Uluh.?S p Robertson, E Evans. Ordnance Cluh ? J || WUbon, VV J Fwrge^on. Kagle Club.? U. Harrison, Archi'd Cunningham. Mount Vernon Club.?W II II Towers, G S Dunn. Amicus Cluh.?J h Scssford, E F Alexander. Of Arrangement*. C N Sanlerson G Keilholtz F Bawling* C Griffin J Craiue 8 McXameo D Davis S Hilton J Clephaue A B Norton B Sparawk VV Bradlev R J Middleton M Hill*? R Marshall F Tnay P Sails E Pottl?? 0 Sanderson 7 Bru?h G Hunt J Smooi K Jordan F Slofler 1 McNaHey T Goldsmith J Armstrong T Talbert T Miller J MeLoud E E White L Sti tz E Essex VV H La Fever E Bsn?s T Clark J Erie J Kut/.s M Murray. J J White Tickets $1?admitting one gentleman and ladie<; to be. h;id ol the Committee ot Arrangement*, at the {rincipal hotels, or at the door on the evening of the all. ? No masks or blacked faces allowed in th? Rail roon?- __ Mar 1.3,6,48' THE LATE MR. MEADE'S PICTURES. rpo BE RAFFLED FOR IN 300 CHANCES A AT $35 EACH. PRIZK NO.1 "M- Thomas of Vilhnueva, giving Alms to the Poor,'' a copy of Munllo, by one of his pupils and touched by that ureal artist?said to be equal to the original, cost $4.UW. riuzr 2. " The adoration of the Wise Men of the East," a Munllo; cost $3,000. prize 3. " Head of our Saviour," by Correg^io; cost $1,000. PRI7.K 1, fl'owT ^ Blessed Virgin," by Carreggio; cost ilr. S. A. MATLACK is authorized to reorive subscriptions in this city, of whom tickets may t-e obtained, <>r of Messrs. TAYLOR fc. MAURY. All money received on account of the Raffle, will be deposited in Bink until the drawing takes place, which will duly announced. t\om the National Intelligencer. Articles Mimlar to the annexed we have observed in several distint papers, contained in their Wash ington correspondence. We arc glad to see that a inembvr oi the family is willing to dispose ol a part ot the rare collection of the late Richard W. Meade, who, during his long residence in Spain, had opjtor tunui's, which his opulence cncbleil him to indulge, tor selecting many ol tho finest pautiings in Spain? ?hnt treasure-house of |?ictorial riches. The dis turbed state ot the country at the time, moreover, made it favorable for obtaining many gems of art which would otherwise never have beVn purchasa ble. From the Boston Chronicle. Citrr d*t*?vrek or Art?Several chef A Were* ot Murillo, Correg.-so, and other mast* rs, which were brought from Spain during revolutionary times bv the l.ite R. VV Meade, hav? elicited the adnnraion ol connoisseurs during the past week in th? Rotundo of the Capitol. They are to be disposed ?f for the benefit of a daughter of Mr. Meade, residing in New York, after an opportunity has been given'o the public for an examination. fob 6- tf A R N Y , No. 84 Bridge f*rtet, Georgetnicn, IS prepared to furnish Balls, Dinners, Sotsm Wbpdinos. kc., with ever>tiung m the Cor.frc tionary line, in any part of the Distnct. at the -iioit ?mi notice, and on the most reasonable terms. Jan 19?tf Mott Bedell's Line. NEIV YORK.ALEXANDRIA, WASHINGTON CITY, AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PACKETS. IMIIS LINT. OF PACKETS SAILS WEEKLY . from pier 14 East River, New York,and oftener it necessary, and are composed of the following first cla?- vessels: >ew schr. A. T. Bedell, Bedell. ma?ter. New schr. Mott Bedell, A. V. Tredwell. Schr. Ann D., Wm. Oliver, master. Sclr. Volant, L. A. Smith, master. Schr. Coi%mauiler in -^hief, Wogl ,m, master. Schr. Green way. Wilson, master. The.-e vessels are all fast sailers, and the masters men of experience in the trade, and the only regu lar Une ot Washington City packets. MOTT BEUELL, Wall street, N. Y. 8. 8. MASTERS k SONS, Alexandria, Vs. THOMAS RILEY, feb 1?6m Washington and D. C. TO INVENTORS. TEU ottoe of "The Inventors' Protection National Union*' u on ?th street, opposite the E?t Por? iao of th?? Patent Ofioe, and la now reaiy to attend to the bneineaa of Its members, namely: In making ?xaininal cqc and soliciting pat-nts, Ac. In renters are intiW to call and get a copy of the institution and By-laws, and where any informs don will be pivsn refpeetlng the Union. All letters cn b-aMneer must be llreet*l to this ol Joe, where attention will be given immediately. A model she? is in connection with the effis*. *here me-let* cao be atAe tc'order at the shtit??t aotlce. T. Q CLA WON, ap 10?It Preat<>ntT7 P. K. D. DRAUGHT ALE. THE undersigned respectfully announce that tliey have obtained the sole Agency of th? IKstriet lorthe sale of Kurtz k Nes's Vork Draught Ale, ana have made arrangements so as ft have it con stantly on hand, so that all who may favor them with their custom will be punctually served. As u-iual, a supply of Porter. Ale, Cider and Min eral Water constantly on hand. Orders by mail, or given to our drivers will meet with strict attention. Terms cash. ARNY St SIIINN. A first r.tto Wagon, but little used, for ?alo Apply as above, to AttNY Si SHINN, Union Bottling Depot, fab eoliu Georgetown V^OTICK.?Those persons having open ac counts on our books which were rendered in December and due us 1st of Januaiy last, also those indebted to the late firm of Clagett k Dodsou, are again respectfully reminded of their delinquency, and are urged to make arrangements at once for settlement. It will be to their advantage to do so. feb 97??>o3t CLAGETT, DODSON k CO. NO riCK..?ET ( )WKN k SON have this day opened their tir?t invoice of Spr ng Goods, and solicit a call from their IrienUs and easterners, fob 97?eol w THE TRUTH AND LIFE, a volume of Ser mens, by Bishop Mcllvaine, ot Ohio. We ca>. assure our readers that there is a fresh ness and power pervading the whole woik, winch is no.t delightful lo find in this age of flimsy senti m? nt, or idealisuc abstractions, which arc so often substituted lor the Gospel ol Christ. Moining with Icsus, a series of Devotional Read ings, for the cleset and the lamily, prepared from notes Sermons preached by the late Rev. Wm. Jay, of Bath " The New Pastoral, by Thos. B. Reed WoBert's R nish o her Papers, by Washington Irving Harper's Story Books, Bruno. Willie, and Strait Gate. Catalogues of Books of the Messrs Cart r, Cail ton k Phillips, G<?old k Lincoln, American Tract Society, Sunday School Union, and thePre-toyu-rian fur. i-<hed m. applic ation, and all their flcoks sold at tile eautocue oriel* by 4S lb W7?ih GRAY k BALLA.NTYNE. 7tl) st. EVENING STAR. From Home Life; or, A Peep Across the Threshold. THf HAUNTED HKARTH8T05K " All hous** wherein men have lived nnd died Are haunted lioitse?." 44 Do I believe in haunted houses said the aged woman, speaking rather to herself than to the fair sweet grand child, who nestled at her feet and looked up so earnestly into the wrinkled face. ?? Yes, indeed I do. There's not a house in the whole village, nor for miles around, but that to me is haunted?none, though, so much as this. Haunted," continued she speaking so slowly that a solemn ernpha^ sis seemed to rest on each letter; 44 yes yes, there are are such things as haunted 8pOtS. She dropped her knitting, took off hor glasses, wiped her eyes, and leaning back in her arm chair seen ed lost in a sad yet holy communion with the earlier passages in life. It was a dark, stormy, winter's night. The wind howled fiercely around the old farm house, drifting the snow high on the window sills, fastening it to the rough panels of the doors, sifting it through the crevices of the massy roof and heaping it up like giants' graves all' along the pathways throughout the gar den. But indoors all was bright, and of a summer warmth. The huge back log had been dragged in ere twilight, and was now slowly dropping into coals; while the flames from the lighter wood, which every few moments was cast on with so free a hand, blazed high and ruddy, and cast a genial light and glaie in the darkest corner, and scintillating on the time-darkened ceiling, like polar flashes on the midnight sky. It was one of those bitter nights that make the hearthstone the bonniest spot in all the earth?a night when the shel tered lift up their hearts in thanksgiving, and wh?n the homeless bow in supplica tion ; a night wheu children kneel before the fire and read bright prophecies in the living coals: a night when all turn their backs to the darkness, their faces to the light; 44 It is a night to make ghost stories relish well. Now, grandmother, do tell j one." The head of the young girl rested on the knees of the old lady, and, as the lat ter lost the thread of her dream and looked down, she could see an enthusi astic eagerness pictured in the bright blue eye, a longing lor some talo of ro mance, that dropping in her heart should vivify its dormant passions. She hesitated a few moments, and said: 441 will tell you a story about a haunted hearthstone; and, Lizzie, it will be no tale of fiction. The plot is drawn from living memories, the scene is laid?here, here." But her voice quivered, and after a fruitless attempt at self-control, it burst into sobs so loud and wild that thev rivalled the cries of the winter wind. The young girl seemed not much frigh tened, and spake no soothing words, but only clasped the hand she had taken as she asked the story, with a tighter grasp. The paroxysm did not continue long; but as it passed away she rose, and turn ing her trembling steps toward the dark, co d bedroom, and going in closed the door, and was absent a long while. The tears streamed down Lizzie's cheeks when left alone, and it was evident that the aged relative had some secret sorrow over which she mourned intensely. V. hen she returned and again seated herself in her usual chair, only drawing in a little eloser to the fire, there was such a calm, beautiful, spiritual look, expressed upon 1 her countenance, that you could not but fancy that she bad conversed with the angels. Without any allusion to the past, without any preface, she began, after a silence of perhaps half an hour, the promised story. Handed down to me, it reads like this : It was a night much like this; forty or more have passed since its winds blew and its snow drifted?since its cold pal sied and its darkness frightened. Beside the same hearthstone?the same only, that it was not worn so smooth, for the house then had tested but thirty instead of as now seventy and odd winters?an aged man and his wife sat before the blazing fire striving to while away the long evening hours. There was not then, as now, daily mails coming to our remote little village, freighted with news in every shape. The press did not team, as now, with magazines and books ; it was rare to sec a newspaper in this old kitchen, and rarer any volume, save the onh. The old man had studied that some time, and carefully replaced it?the Bible did not then, as now, grow dusty while other books were thumbed to Eieces. lie had eaten his apples, drank is cider, and cracked some walnuts for his wife, whose teeth were sounder than his own; and now sat close as he could draw himself to the flames without scorching his homespun garments, nod ding good-bye to the iky-bound sparks. The old lady had rolled up her knitting, and, with her broken fork?in those days they had not heard of nut-picks? with her two tined fork which had lost one of its members, sat digging out with a patience worthy of the gold mines of these times, the rich, sweet kernels. Suddenly she dropped both fork and nut, and in another instant started to her feet, her pan falling from her lap and threatening many a grease spot on the well-scoured floor. Hastening to her husband she shook his shoulders, saying 44 Wake up quick, and listen !" Halt frightened, he jumped up, and came near setting his stockcned feet upon living coals; but his watchful wife, drawing him off the hearth, whispered a little wildly, 44Listen, now! don't you hear it?" 44Hear what?" said he, still half asleep. 44 Why, the sound like a child crying. Ther*}, there, now it goes again. Lk> go to the door." The old man, now fully roused, stood with his hand to his ear, the right one, the left had bten utaf for uamy t y*r. " It'* tfw wind, wiW ; don't you know it? It is a tehion it has when it is cold." ???? thf wind?" ?id she, sol emnly, with a little nervous agitata n f*M- '-I know thecry th?t Thi'"""? T'"5 4 scund Iik? that. There, and she clung to him quivering !,ke a dead leaf, ' don't you hear it ? IIe certainly did hear some thing that sounded like the cry of a child; and now it did not die away, as it had when his wife hid noticed it/with B,7&? i into screams. But how it could sound so near, or whence come, was a mystery; for the house stood then lar away from any oth er house; tut it was a child's cry that was certain. 111 go and see,' said he, summoning courage to his somewhat faintheart, and he turned to the door. His wife folbwtd close and last on his steps. As he with drew the little slip ef wood that fastened the latch?there wasn't then a bolt or lock in the town-and opened the door, a bundle, so it seemed, though of what it was hard to puess, fell i?l0 thenom with a heavy, lifeless sound. The wind blew a white sheet over it ere they could again fasten the latch. Half honW. half V theyd ragged the course blanket to the hearth, and, unrolling it discovered a woman and child; the latter struggling to free .itself from its many wrappers, and screaming with a.l its might: the former motionless as a corpse, with lips as ashy and cheeks as sunken. A half hour s charity to the babe, who seemed to have seen a twelvemonth, com nletely revived it; and it lay on its nil ow with its little white feet stretched to the fire, as happy as love could I ave made it, cooing as sweetly as though nestling on a mother's warm bosom. But it took longer to bring back a pulse to its palo protector; and manv times did the good Samaritans turn from her, h av ing the sheet drawn over her as we cov?r a corpse. But a sigh, so faint that it seemed a dymg breath, at length encour aged them, and they applied restoratives until satisfied sho would yet live. But it was many a weary day ere she could leave her bed: and when at las she stole from it, and sat up iu the old lady s rocker, and lulled her baby with old songs, she seemed to her watchers more like a spirit than a sick, sad Strang er. But gradually, through their tender nursing she recovered strength, and not only tended her child, but assisted the old lady in many of her domestic duties but she said very little?les? than they could have wished; for in their hearts they longed to know her story. They knew she was a sinner?knew it by the meek, penitent way in which she hung her head wheu they read the Bible at mora and night; knew it by the stained face she raised to them after each pi aver But they loved herall the more, or rather were all the kinder to her. And. though I she revived memories that it yvas agonv I to bear, they folded her to theirTtfec-1 tiona as they would their own lost Jamb I had she not gone ere they could reach I her. 1 he winter passed, and still the! stranger lingered, tilling with her lit-1 tie one a small place in .the house, but a large one in each aged hea^t. Onel bright, golden spring morn, after assist I lngmthc morning as had bccoine herl habit, she went into the bed-room withl her babe, aud soon re-appcared wrapped! in the same coarse garme ts they had I worn on that frosty night of their cr- I rival. Give her one kiss, grandma, and yoc, I grandpa, said she, holding the child first I to one, and then to the other wrinkled I face ; 44 and now, father, mother,?do let I me call you so this once! give the un-1 wedded mother one, and we will go, and! wherever you go I will pray for vou, and I she shall be taught to and she rushed I wilaly to the door. They stopped her, caught her child, and pleaded with her to stay. 44 Be to us still what you have been ho long, our daughter, and do not take from us our darling baby; we should I die wi hout her." Great drops gathered on the still pale I brow, whHe tears rushed down herl cheeks, and her lips quivered with a| fearful agany. She wrung her hands, she beat her heart, she lashed her limbs; I she seemed like one who is half mad.'l ' Give me the child a moment " she ex-| claimed, and clasping it wildly to her bosom, she bathed its smiling lace with I drops wrung from her keenest woe, thea kissed it passionately, and held it out to I them. Both stretched their hands, and I the little one^with an equal love, gave I to the one its right, and to the other its left hand, and, upheld between them, crowed and screamed in baby glee. I "She is the child of sin," said the mother, with a solemnity that awed, fori a moment the carol of her babe; 41 the child of sin, but herself pure and holy as the offspring of a wedded tie. Will you keep her so if I leave her ? If she goes with me she will not be an angel, I unless, indeed, God takes her; would he had taken her mother when she was as young ! If she stays with you she may ever bu one. Will you keep her ?" and she screamed the words into their cars I as though she would have made their inmost nerves awaken. | 44 We will, we will!" said they ; and more, we will keep you, too. Stay u ith us?stay ; you shall be to us a daughter; replace the one we have lost; we will be parents. It shall be home to us four.*' 441 cannot," said she, wildly. Your daughter was a stainless girl. I am dyed in sin !" and she shook with agony. 1 And so did those she spoke to, and tears as liot as those that had 6calded her face now flooded them. Awhile they wept as though their hearts would break; then gathered calmness, and while the old lady claspcd the two hands of the Magdalen, the old man placed his hand upon her head and spake. "Our daughter fle<i from us while in ihe beauty of girlhood?tied With a strauger, who wooed her by false words to a fearful sin. 'Ihe child of our eld age, it almost broke our hearts-; and we (mn heie iart away from the haunts of early years, to spend the remnant of our days in a strag gle to forget. We cannot forget, but we Ions; since forgave; ave. before we heard that she was dead. We have iearned to be happy, even with the memory of bcr trial ever before us. But we miss the hopes that were born with her, and we would cherish you and your babe as we should her and hers, had she comc back ere she repcuted, as they told us, and died." The old man's voice was Lushed. There was no sound but that of sobs save when the liabe cooed in its little love song. A cry of agony burst from the white lips of the stranger as, loosen ing the hands that held her, she fell at the feet of those who had been so true?a cry. and then words. "Father, mother she did not die, she lives! I am she? your Lizzie?voor J*st, found child!" Let the curtain drop. It is ascnetoo holy for any but the sight ot God, and angels. "Yes," said the old grandmother, "It was their long-lost, and as they thought, dead Lizzie. She herself had forged tho story of her death: to secure herself in the sin she had learned to love. Bat when, after years of wretchedness and crime she became herself?when she felt upon herself the touch of pure and holy lips?then she became herself again, and felt how much, how deeply she had sig ned; and she longed to have her babe nur tured as she had been. It was long ere ahe could escape from her sinful associ ates; but she at leneth succcedtd and leached, as I have tola you, her father's house. Sha meant to conceal herself till they were asleep, and then leave the babe and go away: for she had no hope they would cherish her again?for, O, she was very vile. But the cold was so intense she dared not leave the child, but was forced to keep it to her breast; and worn and wearied with hei long and tedious strug gle with the drifts, at length became be numbed, and could no longer still the cries of her little one; and thus was brought back to love, to home, to Christ, by the voice of the angel in her heart." The old lady ceased her story, and there was no word spoken for a long while. Then the young maiden broke it. saying. ??And what became of them all?" ??The two aged parents lived near a score of ycais, happy in the love of their restored child, and in the cait. sts and tender care of their little one I hey lie baned in the old church yard. The grandchild lived to be a blessing to her mother for five and twenty years: then passed away, leaving a little one to make good h?r place. M >therless ere it had seen the face of her who gave it birth, it was fatherless ere the year was out." Another long pause. ' Yes, it is a haunted hrartbstcne, this. Those aged Christians that beautiful young mother, that noble father?they hauuted it; not as did ghosts of olden times, making in a weird spot for the heart, but with such holy memories that the hour spent in communion with tliera seems hke a visit in a better land. "Hearthstones arc ever haunted, but few like this have angels for their guests.'' The anniversujr of the bleak winter's night came The tire burned as brighly as before, the room w as as warm and rosy: but the young girl kneeled now btfore the fire alone. There was no lap for her to rest her head upon--the old arm chair was^mpty. 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