Newspaper of Evening Star, April 16, 1855, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated April 16, 1855 Page 1
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THE EVENING 8TAR FtfBLISBED EVERY ATTERKOON, (1XORTT BnmAY.) At t&A Star BtuhUng, wnur P*nnmfiwwi mnd Eleventh ?freer, Mr W. D. WALLACB, WW be ?arrrd to mibecrihen in the cttiM oI Waab kefUs, Georgetown, Alexandria, Baltimore and PUiWJ.Jphia, at SIX AND A QUARTER CRNT3, p\??hte wee My to the A^entr To maU rabocriben tbe Mfceertpdon price to THREE DOLLARS AND FIFTY CENTS a year to adeonee, TWO DQL LARS ft* SIX MONTHS, and ONE DOLLAR fcr THREE MONTHS. io/ui oxi CUT. VOL. V. WASHINGTON, D.C., MOiN DAY, APRIL 16, 1855. NO. 712. RBV. JOHN LAN AH AN, PA8T0R OP THE EXETER STREET, M. E. CHURCH.-A mmng desire te benefit the afflicted induces him thus to car ify. We chal' eage any other medicino to prevent nch a ma.?s of testimony from gentlemen ?ad lad'ee of high standing of our own weil-knntrn dtizens. who testify of cures of COUGH, BRdN CHITIS, RHEUMATISM DYSPEPSIA, fcc Baltimore, January 94th, 1850. Mmmn. Mortimer if Mowbray: I take pleasure in saying to you that I hare used J -ar44Hampton's Tincture" with very great profit. From a serious t.iroat affection, my general health bad become vary much impaired, when I com menced to use '* Hampton's Tincture." I found its effects upon my genenl health most salutary.? My aarrou* system and digestive organs soon right ed ap under its um. I have several times recommended it to my (hands, and in every case, as far as I have been in termed, they have use it with suacess. Yours truly, Joan La bah am, Pastor Of Exeter st., M. E. Chcfcch, Baltimore. BLEEDING OP THE LUNGS. Ralbiob, N. C., Peb. 8, 1855. Memrt Mortimer Sr Mowbray: 1 do hereby certify that about twelve months ago I was taken with a sever* hemorrhage of the Lungs and bad (bur attacks of it I was advired to try Dr. Hampton's Vegetable Tincture 1 procured one bo?tls, and after taking which, I was satisfied that I was mueh better ; and that, afier taking tbe f.>urth bottle, 1 was entirely well, and now I enjoy as good health as ever I did in my life. I can, and do, with out the least hesitation, recommend the Tincture la all persons afflicted in my way. YCXUS, GlO. W. WIaILIY. CURE PITS?READ ! Mart to the 9iek than QoUL?Trom one of (be most respectable Druggist* in South Carolina. ChaRlrstoii, 8. C. Sept. 91,1853. Megan. Mortimer k Mowbrat The sale ?f your Hampton's Vegetable Tinctnre is increasing every day, and every bottle sold recommends this valua ble medicine to the afflicted. Several of our planters have tried it in different cases with aston ishing success, and are getting it by half dozens. It has been found to be the greatest remrdy for rheu matic affections, and a wonderful cure ha* been performed on a negro bo v. suffering from Pit*. I will famish you with a number of certificates if you wish them I am, gentlemen, yours, W. G. T*ott. Call and get pamphlets gratis, and see cur^s of Cough, Bronchitis, Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Dys pepna, Nervousness and General Weakness. As a n*male medicine or for dclicate children we believe k unequalled. Sold by MORTIMER 8i MOWBRAY, 140 Balti more street, Baltimore, and 304 Broadway, N. York Cvab. Stott k. Co., J. B. Moors, D. B. Clarke. Claris Sl Bowliss, W. Elliot, and H. McPhbr bom, Washington ; also, by R. S. P. Cibkl, Gi-orce ?own ; and C. C. Ubrrt, Alexandria, and by Drug gists everywhere. feb 21?tr TRRAtrRY Department, March 5,1835. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the holders of stock of ihe United States descntied in the fol lowing netice of 3d January last, that for the pur pose of completing the purchase of the amount therein named, this dtpanmenl will continue to purchase, upon the term* of said notice, to the ex teat of the residue ot the sum proposed not yet ob tained- say $1,158,585 05, if said stocks are offered aad received here prior to the first day of June next: Treastrt Department, January 3, 1*55. N-Xice is hereby riven to the holders of the fol ktwiac described stocks of the United States, that this department is prepared to purchase, at any time between the date hereof and the 1st day of Mar< h next, portion* of th<*e stocss, amounting in the ag gregale to $1,900,000, in the manner and on the lei ms hereinafter menuoned, to wit: In case of any continent competition, within the ?mount stated, preference will be i Ten in the order of time in which said stocks may be offered. Tb* certificates, duly assigned to the United States by the parues who are to receive the amount Hiereof, must be transc itled to this department; upon the receipt whereof, a price will be paid compounded of the following particulars: 1. The par value, or aaiount specified la cach cer tificate. 9. A premium oo the stock of the loan authoria- d 1 by th?? set of July, 1*46, redeemable November 12, 1836 of 2* per cent.; on the stock of tbe loan au thorised by Uie act of 1843, redeemable 31st Decem ber, '862, of 10 per cent.; on tbe stock of the loans authorized by the acts of 1847 and 1848. a d redeem able, the former on th< 31st December, 1867, and the latter on the 20th June. 1868, of 16 per cent; and on the stock of the loan authorized by the act ?f 1850, and redeemable on the 31st of December, 1864, (commonly called the Texan indemnity,) 6 per cat. t. Interest on the par of each certificate from the 1st of January. 1855, to the date of receipt and set Uement at the Treasury, with the allowance (for tbe money to reach the owner) of one day's interest in addiuon Payment for said stocks will be made la drafts of the Treasurer of the United States, on the assistant reasurer at Boston, New York, Philadelphia, as the parties may direct. But to certificate will be entitled to tbe benefit of this notice which shall not be actually received at the Treasury on or before the said 1st day <>f March aext. JAMES GUTHRIR. mar 6?dtJunel Secretary of the Treasury. PALMER S PATENT LEG. THIS AMERICAN INVENTION stands unrivalled both in this country and in Europe, his worn by 1.000 persons, and with most astonishing success. In competition with 30 other substitute* of the bsst trench, English, and German manufacture, it received the award of the ?bbat medal at the World's Exhibi nos la Lobdoh. as the best artificial limb franwn. In ibis country it has been thirty umes exhibited, in competition with all others, at the annual Pairs ui the principal ernes, and has,in every instance, received the award uf the bisbest or first premium. And as a crowning honor, by tbe unanimous approval of an interna tional council, the " Pirat Premium"? i oaiy Stiver Medal given for Limbs?wa? awarded the inventor, at the New York Crystal Palace. Pamphlets giving full information, sent gratis to ?rery applicant B. PRANK PALMER, 3T5 Chssnut street, Philadelphia. teb 28-3ta T^ICII BLACK SILKS ol every width and XL quRhtyt from 76 cants up, very eh. ap rlaid an* plain Silks. Pink, white and bl'k watered Silks for Mantillas White, pink, biue and mode coi'd Shalleys While, pink. Mue, green, corn and mode colored Prencb Mousaellnns li pieces plain Berege, in every shade at 25 cents, very cheap goiai* White, pink, blue, gfnea, brown, and mode colored Breses, in fine nuaiity 100 pteoea Lawns and Jackoueu in every quality Also, a well assorted stock of Domestic Goods All of which will be sold at very low pricea. Customers .viil do well to give us a call. WM. R. RILEY, Corner 8th sl and opp. Centre Market, mar 31?Im CUPPING anTT leeching. JILll. KMSIRKS WOULD respectfully iniorm the public that he is prepare to attend to the business of Sup Ping aad Leeching at his Barber Shop, south aide ot Peansylvania avenue, between 13lh and 13jf rts. Calls promptly attended to in all parts of the city, aad at very reasonable charges. mar 31?lm* GRATIS ! JUST PUBLISHED: A NEW DISCOVERY III MEDICINE! A PEW words oa the Rational Treatment, with J\. out Medicine, ot Spermatorrhea, or Local Weakness, Nervous Debili ty, Low Spirits, Lassitude, Weak ness of the L:ui!>* and H.x a, Iiulis(s> , mtioa and Incapacity for Study and' Labor, Dullness of Apprehension. Loss ot Memory, aventoa to Society, Love of Solitude. TimMity. Half Distrust, Diszine**, Head Ache, Involautar) Discharges, Pain in the Side, Aff? ction of the Eyes, Pun pies oo the Pace, Sexual and other infirmities 'FROM THE FRENCH OP DR. B. DE LANEY. Tbe important tact that these alar>ningcomplainb nay easily be removed without Medicine is, in thx small tract, dearly demonstrated, and the entirely new and highly successful treatment, asXdopittd by the author, fully explained, by means of which ev ery oae is enabled to cure himself perfectly, and at the least possible cost, avoiding thereby al I the ad verosed nostrums of the day. Sent to any address, rails, and post free in a sealed envelops, by rem Huns (post paid) two post age stamps to Dr. B DR LANKY, No. 17 Lispenarc arrest, New York. Jan 17- ?? Vi/ri' ? TO FLUTISTS?RISE \ BRANDTS la aspartor Premium Dtaaoois Plates and Ula ewes wtllbevu aatHbiuun ?pd K>r sale ftt p MP ja|fm^*wr* s errwwuBk ?llr ft DK/WSIBiS CUllKD.-Ttu following it taken from Scott's Weekly: DEAFNESS.?We understand that the success which ha* followed the use of SCARPA'S ACOUS TIC OIL, in cases of Deafness, has been astonish ing, thousand* of persons ? aving been cured. who*e case* were considered hopeless. The calls for this medicine are from all paru of the country, it being, we believe, the only article tralore the public for the cure of that distressing disease. Be particular and buy of 2 D. OILMAN, Wash ington, D. C., and 9 8. HANCE, Baltimore, Md.,os there is a counterfeit article in the market, feb 98?m ORNAMENTAL PAINTERS, G. H. V\UNBLL * J. W. MANK1R8, Louisiana avenue, between 6th and 1th ttrt*U, Next to Vamum's Buildings, HAVING associated themselves to carry on the House, Sign, and Ornamental PAINTING in all its branches, wi'l be thankful to receive all or ders in their line ol business, and will use every ex ertion to give satisfaction. JOBBING in Glazing and Painting promptly at tended to. Give us a trial. mar 37?tf C. WARKINCK, WATCHMAKER, NEW WHEELS, PINIONS, AND EVERY KIND OF REPAIRS TO WATCHES, Boi 330 Psnaiylvaala Avsbm, (Between Ninth and Tenth streets,) mar 86?lm* WASHINGTON, D. C. A GREAT BARGAIN. WE have one of Knabe, Gaehle k Co.'s Louis XIV. style beautiful rosewood 7 octave PI ANOS, which has been slightly damaged and which we are now authorised to sail at a great bargain. Terms of payment made easy. JOHN P. ELLIS, * Piano, Music and Stationery Store, mar SO 300 Pa avenue, near 10th st. DENTISTRY. RB. DONALDSON, Dentist, late of the firm ol ? Hunt at Donaldson, continues to manufacture and insert those beautiful porcelain teeth, with or without gums, for specimens of which (made and de posited by the late firm) was awarded the first premium at the Mechanics' Institute Fair, recently held in this city These teeth are curved and shaded to suit each particular case, and their resemblance to the natu ral organs is so perfect as to deceive the most prac ? Used eye. Particular attention ako paid to filling and pre serving the natural teeth. Charges moderate and all operations warranted. Office southwest corner Seventh and D s;s.?en trance on D. mar 91?Cm TAKK NOTICE. NEW SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS. PW. BROWNING, Merchant Tailor, unJer ? the United States Hotel, has just received a large supply of Spring and Summer Goods, and is now prepare d to offer great bargains to all in want of guori and fashionable clothing. His " Ready marie Clothing " will be sold at the following low prices:? Whole suits, Coat, Pantaloons, and Vest, of thin cloth orcassimere, for $12. Fine Black Frock and Dress Coats, from $10 to J 15. Business Coats for #7. Black and Fancy Pants, (torn $.'! to $7. Marseilles ?ud Silk Vests, from $3 to $5. He keeps always on hand a large assortment o( fancy articles, such as Shirts, Gloves, CTavats, Um brellas, flic. "Sole Agent for the sale of Scott's Fashions.* mar 19?tj. CHARX.KS IIASK.1NS, Architect. 'Pa. avenue, between Tenth and Eleventh ttreett,) Washington, d. c. II' ILL contim-e to furnish Plans, detail working TV Drawings, and specObuionsol buildings ol ? very description, and also to fflpeflntend their ?rer tf?. 1?. i PROSPERI'S CORNET BAND NO. 1 MR. FREDERICK PROSPERI begs leave to in form his friends and former patrons that this band has been fully re-organixed and is now under his direction, and he is fully prepared with a baud of the most SeTentific Musicians in tbe city, to fur nish music for Balls, Parties, Parades, Pic Nics, Ex cursions, tic., at the shortest notice possible, by ap plying to FREDERICK PROSPERI, Leadsr.CHA*. PROSPERI. Conductor ?, HILBUS h. HITZ'S Ma aic Depot, or at PETER TALTAVUL'S, opposite the Gaxrison. Gamson street, Navy Yard. feb f#? A RARE CHANCE FOR A MAGNIFICENT PI ANO.?We have on exhibition at the Fair at the Smithsonian Institute, four superb PIANOS, which were nade expressly for th.s fair and may be relied upon as superior instruments. We will dis pose of them upon very reasonable terms, give any reasonable time on them, divide the payments into small notes, in fact, make any reasonable arrange ments to suit purchasers. We have also on hand in store the largest and most reliable assortment of Pianos ever offered in this city, from the renowned manufactories of Hal let, Davis, At Co., Boston, and Bason h. Raven, New York. Old Piano* uken in exchange. New Music and an assortment of every article pertaining to the music trade. JOHN F. ELLIS, 300 Peon a. avenue, near Tenth ?tre?C mar 13?tf A 1 v\ WATCHES. JEWELRY. SILVER AND PCATKD WARE AT REDUCED PKICES. E offer our entire stock of elegant GOLD i WATCHES, RICH IEWKLRY, PURE SILVERWARE. *c., at greatly reduced rates. Persons would do well 'o examine our assortment, which is bv far the largest, most fashionable, and best selected ever offered to our customers. M. W. GALT k BRO., 394 Penn avenue, between 9th and 10th sta. mar 19?if FINE WATCHES. HAVING made a considerable addition to my stock of sold nomas patiht leveu, and ladibs' watches Of first quality, heavy 18 carat: Also, 8ILVER WATCHES for boys. I offer them at greatly reduced prices. The move menu are selected with great care, and every Watch is warranted. Persons in waut of a fine timekeeper are invited to examine my assortment. H SEMKEN. No. 330 Pa. avenue, betw. 9th and 10th sts. mar 30 $60 REWARD. RAN AWAY from the subscriber, living in Not ungham District, Prince George's county, Mary land, on Friday morning last, ths 16th instant, my negro man EMANUEL,who calls himself Einanuel Go ugh- He is about 25 years of age, dark complcx ion, nu a fwJ set of teetb, has a scare on his fore bead, one on his right arm, near ths elbow, is five feet bight LnchAf and a quarter high in his boou. He had an when he went away a suit of drab cloth and a black slouch bat. I purchased him of Mrs. t'arah Uarwoud, Saratoga street, Baltimore, and ?be bas a brother of his living with her; and bis mother (a free woman) also lives in Baltimore. His wi<? belongs t? John L. Dufief, Esq., near Darnes town, Montgomery county, Maryland 1 will give a reward of twenty-five dollars for his apprehension, if taken in Prince George's county, and fifty doila a if taken elsewhere?in either ca*e be must b* brought home or secured in jail, so that I get him again. THOS. R. EARLY. 83? 'h> P. O Nottingham, Md. SIL.VBR WANK, PLATED WARE AND PUB PA itC Y QUO DM.?Silver Coffee and Ten Bets, Sugar Bowls, Cream Jugs. Goblets, Cups, Spoons and Forks. Also, a great variety of magnificsnt Fancy Silver Ware, suitable fur presents. Plated Coffee Sets, Castors, Baskets, Spoons and Forks, on best Albata. The irticles are warranted as representiM!, vd will be sold at a small advance. H. SEMKEN, 330 Pa. avouue, bet. 0th and iOih streets. mar 20?if R. fl. GLLLET, Coisstllor at Law, Office and residence in franklin Row, eorasr cf K and Thlrtwnth atrsst PIANOS FOR SALE AND RENT. I'HE subscriber has always on hand a assort I sasnt ol German and American AN OB, trotn the very beat manufaeturersfipJjTf t which l:s offers for sals at Urarsr srioss than eaa bs parehassd In the District of Columbia and < n tbs aost accommodating tsnos. All Piano# purchased fjroaa me are wanantsd to pvs satisfac don. Old Pianos taken in exebaoas B. REIMS, hnfaw of Music, G, betw. ronrweniti and Wftewidi sural-. 9b t-Jm' WILLARD'S HOTEL, Old Point Comforlt Va. THE Proprietors take great pleasure in informing their many friends and the public generally tbat this magnificent Summer Hotel u now being fitted up in the most modern and comfortable style tor the coming season. The house will be opened on the fir A of June, with nothing left unprovided that may promote the cou fort and happiness of iu guests. The proprietors also take much pleasure in raying that they will be prepared and happy to accumrao date from the fir it of May any who ma? favor them with a call Board per day $9 00 By the week, per day 15? By the month, per day 125 Baths free for the guests. apa-tf C. C. WILLARD * BROS. TO THE LADIES. MISS 8 J. THOMPSON n?w prepared to show our large^^^B HH^and well selected stock if MillineryHH^ which she has just opened, of the la test styles which we are selling at ihe lowest prices, and we cordially invite the ladies to call early and have the first selections. We would also respectfully call their attention to our large and hand handsome stock of Fancy Goods Perfumery. Gloves, Hosiery, fcc,. which we can sell at unusually low prices. HUTCHINSON ?t MUNRO, No. 310 Pennsylvania avenue, Pint door west of Walter Harper fc Co.*8. mar 26? MRS. L. ALLEN, 0ig^2fo. 305 Pa. acinus, between jblE a| and Tenth ttreets, *outl% tide, ' TpPWill open on Saturday, 7th instant, a || ? m<?~t extensive and beautiful assortment of Spring MILLINERY, consisting of Crape. Silk, Lace, Spotted Crape and Grass Linen HATS, including Straws of every description. Also, Misses' Dress Hub and Flats, kc. . L. ALLEN, ap 4? BEAUTIFUL WHITE TEETH. Healthy gums, and a sweet breath. All who are desirous of obtaining these bene fits, should use ZE P. MAN'S CELEBRATED TOOTH-WASH. This delicious article combines so many meritorious qualities, that it has now be come a standard faverite with the citisens of New Y<>rk, Philadelphia and Baltimore. Dentists pre scribe it in their practice most successfully, and from every Bouree the moat flattering laudations are awarded it. Inflamed and bleeding gums are immediately ben efitted by its use; its action upon them is mild, soothing and effective. It cleanses the teeth 60 thoroughly, that they are made to rival pearl ih whiteness, and diffuse through the mouth such a delightful freshness, that the breath is rendered ex quisitely sweet. It disinfects all thoee impurities which tend to produce decay, and as a consequence, when these are removed, the teeth must alwr.ys re main sound. It is used and recommended by all the eminen' Dentists in New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and other cities where it has be-.n introduced. All should give it a trial. Prepared only by FRANCIS ZERMAN, Druggist and Chemist, Ninth and Catharine streets, Phila delphia, and sctd by all Dme?i?ts everywhere, at 25 oents per bottle. W. II. G1LLMAN, jan 17?3m Agent fiir Washington City. ISITS TO EUROPEAN CELEBRITIES, by Dr. Sprague, $1 ? I English, pjut and present, by R. C. Trench, B. D., author of "The Study of Words;" 75c Treatise on Englisti punctuation, by Wi'son. Third edition, enlarged, 12 mo. ?1 Ashton Cottage, or the True Faith. Illustrated 60c Hope Campbell, or Know Thyself, by 44 Cousin Kat." Catholic and Protestant Nations compared 'n their relations to Wealth, Knowledge and Morality. By Rev. N. Roused, with an introduction by the Rev. Baptiste Noel, of London. 1 vol Signs of the Times, paot and present, by Dr. Cum ining The Daily Life, or precepts and prescriptions for Christian LiTin;, by Jno. Cumming D P ,75c Cummmg's Scripture hearting*, viz: Gene-is, Erxo dus, Leviticus, Matthew, ami Mark; each 75c M?inoirsof John Frederick Oberlin, 40c Harper's Story Books, No. 5, Pianck, or the Philo sophy ol Tricks and Mischief, small 4to., 160 p.,26c GRAY 8i BALLANTYNE, ap 0? 4UK Seventh st attentionTold SOLDIERS. LL my old friends for whom I obtained Bounty Land in less quantities than 160 acres are hereby informed that their names and a memoran dum of their time is on my Book, so that their de clmatior s for additional Bounty Lmd can be made with facility Many of tho-e who failed to obtain land for want of time, are entitled to 150 acres and can obtain the same by calling on inc. Seamen, Ordinary Seamen, Marines, Clerks, | Landsmen, (of the Navy) Wagon Mnstcrs, Team sters, hc? 8ie., in any war, will find it to their ad vantage to call or send their cases to me Advice gratis to those soldiers, seamen and wid ows who are unable to pay Refer to any honest man in Washington. JOHN D. CLARK, Agent, No. S3T Twelfth street west, ap 7?lm* SPECTACLES. /^1 OLD, Silver, Light Steel, and Silver-plated \JT Spectacles, suitable for all ages and all kind of eyes. Atao. Gold, Shell and Horn Eyeglasses Pebbles, Perifocal, near sighted and all other kfcirl of Spectacle G a.-ses kept constantly on hand, and wil be set in old frames at short notice and at a ?mall expense. For sale very low by E K LUNDY, No. 138 Bridge street, Georgetown, D. C. mar 5M?tf V' A1 More new books at TAYLOR at MAURY*8. Julia Kavanaugh's new novel, Grace Lee ; paper cover 75 c nw, cloth $1 Life of Sam Houston, with portrait, price SI 25 A Long Look Ahead; or, The first stroke and the Last, by A 8. Roe ; SI 1ft The Old Inn; or, the Traveller's ?ntertaimnent, price 91 The Summer Land, a Southern Story, by a Child of the Bun. Boobstore, near 8th st. ap 11 PfcUGONI WITH OEFKCTlVK vision are invited to examine my extensive stock of all kinds of SPECTA cms and EYE-GLASSES. Glasses' it any kind, such aa Cataract, Parabola, . ? Penscopic, Double Concave, Double Convex, and Colored Glasses, put in at short notice, with great care, and persons in want of glassed may be sure to gel those which benefit the eye. 4^* Circulars "Defective Vision," gratis at II. SfcMKEN'S, 330 Pa. avenue, betw. 0th and 10th bis. mdr 30 TABLE CUTLERY, ALBATA FORKS and SPOONS, Olc JUST received a large assortment of superior Ta ble ('utlery of every variety. Also, every st< le of the finest quality ALBATA fORKS, SPOONS, TEA SETS, CAKE BAS KETS, CASTORS, &c. M. W. GAT.T k. BRO., 344 Pa. ave., betw. 9th and 10th sts. mar 12?tf A BOOK WHICH EVERY BUSINESS MAN IN THE DISTRICT WANTS.?The Washington City Directory, only 75 cents a copy, half pnee, can be had at ALEX. ADAMSON'S, on Seventh strict, opposite to the Post Office, where be keeps con stantly on hand a fine assortment of Blank Books, Pens, Ink, Paper, Playing and Visiting Cards, Games, fcc. He is agent for all the cheap publication!, Magazines and Newspapers. London Illustrated News, Bell's Life, Times and Punch received by every steamer. New York Herald, Times, and Tribune received every night and delivered to subscribers, mar 2&?lm HAIR WORK. ORNAMENTS of Hair, such as Bracelets, ?kat elains, Chains, Breastpins, Earrings, Fid per Rings, made to order, of any desired design. AH orders faithfully attende 1 to. Speoimens may be seen at my t-iore. H. BEMKEN, No. 330 Pa. av., between 9th and ldth Ms. Mar 30 PURE GROUND PLASTER. BY the single ton, or larger quantity, always on hand and for sale at our Steam Mill, lower end of Union ft., Alexandria, Va We are j repared to deliver it at aoy htur at Pag* Wharf, foot of Seventh street. Orders attended to wttl despatot ap 10?aafc cTl. Wltl ft CO. Orders attended to wtth despatoh tp 10? eofr C._l, ' fvjH iALl^At the StNAfl STABLE aetub 1 of the Capital, tbfee auod work H<rr?e% aod one One bug^r b*y florae. Apply at theStabTef, er Stoats Peat OAce. our FIRST ANNUAL BALL I or THt Western Hose Company ro. 1 ' _ AT TBK WASHINGTON ASSEMBLY ROOMS Olt 1 WEDNESDAY EVENING, April 25,1853. *pHE Committee of Arrang nenti have mucli ?- pleasure in announcing to the friends of th? Company and the public generally that thev will spxre no paina to make thia the best all of the wfison. Fleet'* celebrated Cotillon Band has been envied for the occasion 8 p I?. ? gentleman and ladies, to be hud of the Committee and at the door on the ere ning of the ball. al,owed in ^ room ?cePl thoee n? f Jtf"aa*ar* thMpwrt of Citizen* 5 ? IJi I0?'* J T Towers, MaJ W B Scott, Col D C Lee, Dr W B Mngruder, J D Hoover, [I'?? HU,? B' Tucker, Walter Lenox, John Clark, ? B Frmjch, r Wailach, ii ??? ^allacb, Abram Upshur, ? Jf *'.??? Clark Mills, CH Winder, W T Dive, ? ? Morgan, D Ratcliff. S Rcdfern, S 8 Parker, \v"v u[?,u,n' Captain Carrington, W !? Bayly, Luther Smoot Andrew Hoover, R j Roche John F Ennis N Callan. c n . On the part of Firemen. 8 E Douglass, E 8 Wright, J Brandt, R Doyle, J A Tau, A Hatch. E G Evans, j T 8uter# Committee of Arrangement* on the part of the Com William Higgles, **V?'n Keefe, Edward Hanley, j0(J H Hilton, Robert Mastin, J F Edwards. , _ ? Reception Committee. JFH?u'h?'? JWl'arr, W P Hagerty, F N Holtzman, C W Drury, G Ertwa.ds, ri).wdeny, G Mickum, T J Parker J C Hagcr, J H May, 8 Tinkler, floor Managers. R E Booth, Lewis Roberson, Gostus Coxens, John R Spalding, Robert J King, F A Hager. ap 13?eofit* FIRST ANNUAL BALL or tui MARION RIFLES, AT CARUSrS SALOON, ON MONDAY EVENING, Ap?I IB. 1855. I^HE Committee of Arrangements have much pleasure in announcing to the friends of the company and the public the First Annual Ball of the Marion Rifle* as above Frederick Prosperi's celebrated Cotillon Band has been engaged. Tickets $1 admitting a gentleman and ladies to be had at the u?ual places, or the Committee and at the door ofi the evening of the Ball. All persons other than Military, are requested not to wear their hats or caps in the Ball mom. %? u ?,a" Wl|; b* ?Pened W1?h ^e "Marions' Grand Maich, (computed for the occasion,) at 9 o'clock. Committee of JtrranremenU. T? o o 51 8heckell? J L Fox well. Lt F B Sears Sgt S (;alt, Ensign W J Walker, Sgt W H II Towera. Bp 2?eoStfcdib (Organ) PARASOLS. 130 very rich and cheap P rasols, all colors S*ri?w Bonnets and Misses' Fiutf, great variety Rich Bonnets and Ribbands 120do*en Linen cambnc Handkerchiefs in fcncy boxes, at $1 50 per dox<;n; we think a good bargain Embroidered and Clear Lawn Handkerchiefs in ? *? great variety 500 yards Swiss Edging, 18c., worth 25c. 90 dozen black Net Mitts, from 50 cents ud, verv cheap r' ' 25 doaen best French Kid Gloves, all shades My stock is large and well assorted, and par Phased at the very lowest prices. Customers w II be pleased to favor me with a call and they shall be attentively shown through it, and the goods offered at a small advance WM. R. RILEY, Corner 8th st., opp. Centre Market. mar 31?1 m THOMAS'S AMERICAN FRUIT CULTURI8T Elliott's American Fruit Grower's Guide Floy's Guide to th? Orchard and Fruit Garden Cole's American Fruit Book Downina's F.uits and Fruit Trees of Amerioa Lindley's Horticulture by Downing l'arde?j on Strawberry Culture Anderson on the Hothouse And many valuable works on Agriculture and Gardening in all their various branches *P 11 FRANCK TAYLOR. MORE NEW DRESS GOODS." 1X7 E ?pen to-day a beautiful stock of new and ft desirable DRESS GOODS. Rich flounced Barege Robe*, in black and colors A large assortment of Organ.lys and French Lawns Rich Printed Bareges and Silk Tissu-s Mousselines and Barege de Lains, in great profusion White Plaid Cambrics, colored, brilliasts and ehintzea Embroidered and dotted Swiss Muslins lain Baregea in blue, pink, green, brown and tan colors Mourning gooda in great abundance, In thick and thin fabrica. ALSO, II btokk A large and full stock oi ttaple and domestic goods. We name in part 75 pieces bleached shirting cotton of th~ best brands 25 pieces all pure ahirting linens, from 43 eta to ai per yard Table linens, towellings, and table napkina 1,000 yards small figured lawns at eta., war ranted faat washing colira, and well worth 25 CIS 1,000 yarda Barege de Lain st 12eta., worth fifi eta All of which we invite purchasers to call and ex anune before making their aelection. All articles warranted to be as represented, {ft?- We must insist upon the payment of all bills which have been rendered _ COLLEY h. SEARS, ap 12?eoflt 523 7th st., 3d door avove Pa av. FRUIT TREES, GARDEN SEEDS, *c. THE undersigned offera a large collection of X Peach trees, also Applee, Peara, Plume, Cher ries, Grape Vines, Gooseberries, Currants, Raspber riea, Rhubarb Roots, he. Ei.glich Garden Seeda, fresh from the growers, combrising all the best variety of Cabbages, Cauli flowers, Lettuces, Kadisli?-a, Onions, Beets, Beans, Celery, Turnip, fltc , wlUi all the finest vegetables in cultivation. Flower Seeds in great variety, among which are the following: Asters, Slock v Portulaccas, Petunias, Phloxes, with many new and rare things, all offered at the lowest pricea. JOHN SAUL, Seed Store, corner of 7th and H streets, ap 12?eoflt* Clocks, clocks, clocks i-ifyou want a good Clock, warranted to keep time eall at the store of j. ROBINSON, _ 340 Pa. ave., oppo. Browns' Hotel. ap 7?dim LIME, PLASTER, ~~ 1EMENT, HAIR, h.c.? Just opened two large ?j kilns of splendid wood burnt Lime.?A. at L. P HOOVER have this day entered into co-partner ship ; and, having made several additions to their fine kilns, are now manufacturing from 800 to 1 000 barrels of the best wood burm Li'ne per week, which will be aoid at the loweat market pricea Also, constantly on hand a large quantity of the finest PLASTER, CEMENT and HAIR to be found in thia city. All those who are in want of theae articlea will certainly find it to ihelr auvauta^e to give them a call. A. k L P. HOOVER \ Potomac Lime Kilns, 27tn street, one square south lower bridge, near Geol'n. ap 3?d3w STONE ! STONE!! STONE!!! UILDERS, Contractors, and others are n? reby that ^urh' Flag, Coping and Building STONES. Also, STONE-STEPS, SIlLS, fcc., will be furnished as usual from those well-known quarrlea owned by W. D. C. Mnrdock, and worked until recently by the late Timothy O'Ntale and his brother. For pricea and terms apply to the sub scriber at No. fl 7 K street, and *t J. Van Riswick's lumberyard, Seventh street bridge, Washington _ * WM. COLLINS, ap 3?Sw* Agent for the Proprietor C B' K H-OVlS.?Wa have just received 60 dozen pats of thoae fine Kid Slovea at AO cents a pair wall ? stephens. ?W Pa. avenue, new doer to Iron ilalL ap 11?lw EVENING STAR. FORMAL IWVITATIOWB The too-frequent habit of extending mere formal invitations is justly rebuked in the following story of Vivier, the ar tist* which we find in tht Parisian irossiD of the Musical World: ^ P Vivier, the celebrated and witty artist, recently passed some time in Paris, on his return from his summer travels. He had hardly arrived, when he was invited to dine with Mons. X , the musical amateur and rich capitalist. After the repast, the master and mistress of the house said to their guest: " We hope that we shall have you orten to dine with us; your plate will always be ready." *? Always ?" said Vivier, 44 that is, in the fashionable sense of the word." 44 By no means We are not persons of such hollow politeness. You know how much we love artists, and you in particular. Our home is yours. Come and dine with us whenever you please. W e should be very glad, if it were every day." 44 In earnest?" 44 Certainly, we should be much de lighted." "Ah, well, since you are so cordial, I promise you that I will do my best to be agreeable." 44 We shall depend, then, upon* seeing you." The next day, at six o'clock, Vivier, prervented himself. 44 You see.' said he, 44 that I have ta ken your invitation literally. I have come to dine." 44 Ah! it's very kind of you?it is very charming," said his hosts, to whom his arrival appeared to be proper, and quite original. The dinner was very gay, and the ar tist, on taking leave, received many com pliments The next day, just as they were about to set down to dinner, Vivier again ap peared. 44 Here I am, exact, punctual and faith ful to my promise. But it is singular," he continued, fixing a penetrating and quizzical look upon the faces of his hosts. " it is singular?you appear surprised? did you not expect me ?" 4'0h, certainly, you give us much plea sure," the Amphitryon replied, with a forced smile. 44 So much the better." Vivier sat down, was in his happiest vein, played the agreeable to all the fam ily, ana seemed unconscious that he had all the burden of entertaining, and that except a few monosyllables, the conversa tion was reduced to a mere monologue. On the fourth day, at six o'clock pre cisely, the obstinate guest once more pre sented himself. This time coldness and constraint were very perceptible, ano Vivier spoke of it. The mistress of the house replied stif fly, 41 It is only because we leared you would not fare well; we have so poor a dinrer to-day." 411 thought you expected me, but it is of no consequence. I am not particular. I wish only the pleasure of your socie ty." He seated himself with perfect com posure, ate heartily, then turning to Madame, with a complimentary air, he said: 44 What could you mean ? This din ner is quite as good as the others. Ex cellent fare! upon my word I gho 'Id desire nothing better. The next day?it was the fifth?Vivier arrived at usual. The porter met him at the door?41 Monsieur X is not at home. He dines down town to-day." 44 Ah ! very well! But I forgot my great coat yesterday ; I must ask the servant for it," and darting across the threshold and up the staircase, he knock ed. The door was opened. Unsuspected apparition ! 44 Your porter is a simpleton," said Vivier gaily. 44 He pretended that you had gone out. I knew that he was mis taken. But what long laces ! What a sombre and melancholy air! Has any thing happened ? Any accident, any misfortune ? Tell me, that I may offer my sympathies." All dinner-time th* witty artist con tinued and redoubled his entreaties that the supposed miafortune might be con fided to him. He complained of their reserve, and indulged himself in all sorts of conjectures and questions. 44 Have yoa loat money in specula tions ? missed an inheritance ? heard bad music ? received a visit from a trouble some bore ? Have jou been wounded in yonr affection* f in yoor fortune? in your ambitiaa 1" Then, at tha dessert, bursting into a fit of langhtar, he said: 441 know what is the matter, and what troubles yoa. It is your invitation, so cordially made, and so literally accepted. I thought tkat I would make the trial, suspecting that you would not endure me long. To-day, you shut the door against me; and to-morrow, if I should return, you would throw mc out of the window. But you will not catch me here. I wish you good evening." Eocextbioitt.?It is a common mis take that greatness is allied to eccentri city. Hence it is imagined vainly that eccentricity implies greatness. Where upon certain poetasters and others of that ilk affect certain queernesses of dress or demeanor to draw attention to them selves by what they consider the costumc genius. Not content with being little poets, they seem to be ambitious of be coming little puppets. AsTupper shrewd ly says, in his *4 Solemnified," 44 Better to be a harlequin, and stared at, than a wise man and excite no notice at all." Peter Quinn, in his 44 Odds and Ends of Natural History," tails of a man so exceedingly oomaaon-place that he could never succeed in satisfying his inordinate gassion for notoriety. At last he hitchcd it great-grandfather, a mere child of THE WEEKLY 8TAJEL F)m Jm -4-. -- "??V *> , ft?" Cu?, ixTikuiLT m itrtnai. Bu>0a cojtoa (to wr^iptn) aaa to | M iba counur, S?#a?rt> aflat Mm *aa p*pw. Pwce?mu <nm. PoiTMiiTiu who act m afwiM will to a eotnminwr* of twrnty prr er?t. ninety years, a simpleton, before a little go-cart, and lashing hit legs with a child's whip, and holding the strings in his had, drove him several turns, like a oolt, about the common. The conse quence was. that a great crowd was col lected to riew the extraordinary specta cle. They remored the great grandfather from the trices, and placed him in the poor-house. His lineal descendant they baptized in a muddy-duck pond, chris tened him by an opprobrious name, rode him upon a sh?rp rail, and covered him from head to foot with tar and feathers. His ambition was gratified.?Knicker bocker Magazine. KEEP COOL Those Aim and rational exhertations to ' Take it coolly," and "Never cry for spilt milk," are all very good till they are nteded. They are extremely saluta ry before the fever kindles or the milk ia spilled; but in the presence of pain, or on the advent of a disaster, to all but those who are gifted with fortitude by nature, or have been disciplined in the school of affliction, they are about as ef fectual as whistlisg in the teeth of a nor' wester. Their utter impotence in a storm of passion, reminds us of the directions given by a good New England deaoon to his choleric son: "Whenever you feel your dander ris ing,' said he, "be sure to say the Lord's prayer, my son, or else the alphabet clean through; and long before you get to end on't you'll be as cool as a cucumber, or an iceberg. Promise me faithfully, my son." "Yes, daddy, I promise." Off trodged Jonathan to school, carry ing his bread and meat, with a small bittle of molasses in his jacket pocket, and his late firm promise uppermost m his mind. A boy, who bore him an old grudge, met him, and after calling him the ?young deacon," and many otber scur rilous nicknames, caught him ofi his guard, and ihrew him to the ground, tear ing his jacket and breaking his molasses b >ttle. Up jumped Jonathan, his eyes wolfish, and his lips white with rage. But 'there was an oath in Heaven," and be did not forget it. So he proceeded to swallow his alphabetical pills?an antidote to wrath not mentioned in the 'Regimen Salernitanum,' nor recognised by the British College " "A, B, C?jrou've tored my jacket!? D, E, F?you've spilt my 'lai>8ee!?G, H, I, J. K? you re a rascal!?L, M, N, <>, P, Q?I'll learn you better manners, you scamp, you !?F, S, T, U, V?I'll *|>ile yer picter. you old wall-eye?X, Y, Z?now I'll pound your insides out o' you, you darned encroachin' wil lain !'" And with that, Jonathan, whose pas sion had been mounting alphabetically throughout all his father's prescription of vowels and consonants, caught the young scapegrace, and throwing him down, was proceeding to work ofl each of the beacon s twenty-six anti-irascible pills in the shape of a dozen hearty fi-ticuffs had not the timely approach of a pas senger interrupted the manipulations. So much for rules to oontrol the passions.? Knickerbocker. A Judge's Mcstakd Bath.?Two or three days ago, a young friend who has recently been spending some time in Georgia, related to us an anecdote, which shows how thoroughly scared the people of the interior of Georgia were aunng the prevalence of the yellow fever in Savan nah. It seemed that Judge R , ef the su preme court of that fetate, was up in the country at the time, but within twenty - four hour's run by rail of the terrible disease. Quite suddenly, late one after noon, he was seised with head ache, pain iu his back and limbs, Ac. Having heard that these were the salutations Yellow Jack extended to his victims on approaching them, the Judge, in great oonsternation, applied to a friend who was 'posted' for advice, A hot musuird balk was urgently advised, and being prepared, the Judge was soon laving him self with the irritating fluid. Presently he felt better, and finding a cake of soap in the vessel of water, he began to apply it freely upon his person. Alter quite a pleasaut exercise in this way, he looked down upon his body and limbs, and dts covered that he was turning black! Oh, horrors! His friend was hurriedly sent for, came, and dec1 ared that the symptom was intensely expressive of yellow fever. "but," said the Judge, shivering the while, "I feel no pain, I feel well!" "So much the worse: the absence of pain is a marked symptom." ?'Good heavens! ' the Judge ejaculated, "irhat shall I do?" ??The only hope is in the mustard, rub away," was all the censoiation his friend could give. _ . And rub he did with a will. He used the soap to open every possible pore, and after some minutes sent for a candle (for the twilight was fading,) to ascer tain his exact cuticular condition. On examination, he was as black as a erow, and the soap, which a careless servant had dropped into the tub was discovered to be somebody's 'Patent Paste Blacking.' We only add that the Judge survived. Montgomery Mail. Labizs ik Boots.?The fashion in the city for ladies, is boots withvellow tops, turned over, the boot of calfor morroc co, fitting gracefully on the foot ana around the limb that runs out of ths root. The boots are high heeled, with a min iature spur on each. The dress is looped up on one side with a bow of ribbons, in style of a jupe, thus displaying the aforesaid limb fin the boot) and the buff turned over. This style is d^;dJ*7 Soanrsh, and we appreb?nd il wijl nod ftw admirers hi toi? rtfinn. CwvwN Leader.

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