Newspaper of Evening Star, April 17, 1855, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated April 17, 1855 Page 1
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THE EVENING 8TAR PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON, (EXCEPT SUWBAYJ At tAs Star Building, corner Pennsylvania av+nm and Eleventh street, ? 7 W. D. WALL1CI, WHI h? MTTfd to subscriber* in the cities of WMh tecton, GenrgetAwa, Atexaadna, Baltimore and P??UdHphie, at SIX AND A QUARTER CENTS, ptyabia weekly to toe Agents- To mail rabecriben the mbmmpbon price m THREE DOLLARS AND FIFTY CflNTS tjrew ia adnmmt, TWO DOL LARS ft* SIX MONTHS, and ONE DOLLAR tor THRRE MONTHS. $^t?tMU conn 0*1 MR. m i % VOL. V. WASH1NGT0N, D. G., TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 1855. NO. 713. N EE EXETER STJp*irN,MPA|TOR OP THE EXETER STREET, M. E. CHURCH.?A **"el,t the afflicted induces him , 2JL*??i a?y ?tfae* medicine *' v ?<???* of testimony from gentlemen cwt.i ?f ou* own known LIMTN of COUGH, BRON ItilTlS, RHEUMATISM. DYSPEPSIA, lie Mor^, 165!k ? P^wwure in saving to yo? tha' f have used t Hampaou'g Tincture" with wry treat profit. rPUn>i^ *"r?H" Ulrow ^<"tJoa, my general health W]f much impaired, when I com Menced to iu? ?? Hampton'* Tincture." I found m e rcU apon mJ feneml health most salutary My nenmns system and digestive organs aoou rirht ed up under its ?n. . |_^ave several times recommended it to my fr>**ds, and hi every case, as far as I have been m *>nned, they have use it with success. Yours tmlv, Johm Lanabak, Pastor OfButcf St., M. E. Chtkcb, Baltimore. BLEEDING OP~THE LUNGS. w Raleish, N. C., Feb. 8, 1855. Messrs. Mortimer * MowVoy: I do bereiy certify that about twelve months ago t?^.e" ^^Awver* hemorrhage of the Lnn*s ind had four attacks of it I was advised to try I)r Hampton's Vegetable Tincture I procured one boule, and after taking which, I was satisfied that JTJ* \111(1 ?*?? *ft?r "king the fourth ***?? 1 W*B e?^'f wel,? ?nd now Ienjoy as good "f *??' ^ * mj life- 1 Mda,with out the least hesitation, recommend the Tincture to all persons afflicted in my way. yoa?> Geo. W. VViailit. CURE FITS?READ ! litre to the Sick than Gold?From one of the most we pec table Dtugzists in South Carolina. Cbarluto*. 8. C.Sepc 21,1853. wesBTB. Moatimir 8t Mowiut;?The sale e?f ynur Hampton's Vegetable Tincture is increasing every day, and every bottle sold recommends this rJuaSs medicine tn the afflicted. Several of our punters have tried it in different cases with aston ishing success, and are getting it by half doxens. It aa-i bee* found to be the greatest remedy for rheu Biaue affections, and a wonderful cure na* been ^?rrormed on a negro bov, suffering from Fits. I ?ill furnish you with a number of certificates if you w*h them I am, gentlemen yours, W. G. Teott. ( wl and get pamphlets gratis, and see cures of t >ugn, Bronchitis, Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Dys p^ia, Nervousness and General Weakness. As a rmale medicine or for delicate children we bvlieve ft unequalled. Sold by MORTIMER It MOWBRAY, 140 Bah ?Ueet, Baltimore, and 304 Broadway, N. York L p ^*?TT ^ Co., J. B. Moori, D. B. Clarke " w- E^uot, and H McPhkr so?, Washington ; also, by R. S. F. Ct sil, Geor?e town; and C. C. Keeet, Alexandria, and by Drus gists everywhere. feb 21?tr T*?AarET Depae-dust, March 5, 1855. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the holdersol ?w?ck of the United States described in the fol lowing nonce of 3d January last, that for the pur pose of corapi?unc the purchase of the amount therein named, this department will continue to purchase, upon the terms of said notice, to the ex tent of the residue of the sum proposed not yet ob tained-say ?1,158,585 05, if said stocks are off. red aad received here prior to the first day of June next TEEAsraT Defaetmbkt, January ;i, 1855. Wotice is hereby liven to the holders of the fol lowint desenbed stocks of the United States, that this department is prepared to purchase, at any time between the date hereof and the 1st day of March next, portions of thoee stocks, amounting in the aj? gre*ate to .$1.900.OIJ?, m the manner and on the te. ma hereinafter mentioned, to wit : In case of any contingent competition, within the ?mount staled, preference will be g ven in Ibe order of one in which said stocks may be offered. Th? certificates, du;y assigned to the United Sutea bv the parties who are to receive the amount tuerecf must be transmitted to this department; upon the receipt whereof, a pnee will be pud compounded of ilie following particulars: ? 1. The par value, or ar-iount specified in each cer llncate. 2. A premium on the stock of the loan authorix *d bv the set of July, 1846, redeemable November 12, 1856. of2% per cent.; on the stock of the loan au the ?ct of 1842, redeemable 31st Decern her, 1882. of 10 per cent-; on the stock of the loans authorised by the acts of 1847 and 1848, a .d redeem able, the former on thf 31st December, 1867, and the latter on th?20th June, 1868, of 16 per cent; and on the stock of the loan authorized by the act of 1850, and redeemable on the 31st of December, 1864, (commonly called the Texan indemnity.) 6 percent. 3. Interest on the par of each certificate from the 1st of January, 1855, to the date of receipt and set dement at the Treasury, with the allowance (for the money to reach the owner) of on? day's interest in addition. Payment for said stocks will be made in drafts of the Treasurer of the United States, on the a???tam reasurer at Boston, New York, Phdadelphia, as the parties may direct. But to certificate will be entitled to the benefit ol this n?t;ce which shall not be actually received at the Treasury on or before the said 1st dav of March nexl- a . JAMES GUTHRIB. mar 6?dtJunel Secretary of the Treasury. ARA8ULR. 130 very rich and cheap P. rasols, all colors 8'raw Bonnets and Miasea' Plats, great variety Rich Bonnet* and Ribbands liO dozen Linen cambric Handkerchief in fancy boxes, at fl 50 per dozen; we think a good bargain Embroidered and Clear Lawn Handkerchief jD great variety 500 yards Swiss Edging, 12c., worth 25c. ches Net Mitts, from 50 cents up, very 25 doseu best trench Kid Gloves, all shades -aVaJ*1001^ ** ,ar*f" and Wr" assorted, and pur ?Aaaed at the very lowest prioes. V ..^T0111!?^11 ^ w favor me with a call and they ahall be attentively shown through it, and the goods offered at a small advance WM. R. RILEY, ^ , Corner ^ *?' ?PP- CenUe Market, mar 31?lm PALMER'S PATENT LEG. THIS AMERICAN INVENTION stands unnvaJled both in this country sndin Europe. Ills worn by 1,000persons, with most astonishing success. In competition with 30 other substitutes of the beat trench, English, and German manufacture, it received the award of the ?ftSAT medal at the Wobld's Exhibi tioe m Losooa, as the best artificial limb known. In ihis country it has been tniny tunes exhibited, in competition wiia all others, at the annual Fairs in the principal ciiMs,and has,in every instance, received the award of the highest or first premium. And as a crowning honor, by the unajumous approval of an interna uonai council, the "First Premium"? ? ^ only StUer Medal given for Lu?b*?was awarded ui? inventor, at the New York Crystal Palace. Pamphlets giving full information, sent gratia to jvery applicant. B. FRANK PALMER, < 8 Chesput atreet, Phtlsdelphia. r P C1LUCKS. CLOCKS, CLOCKS I?If you J want ? good Clock, warranted to keep ume. esll at the atore of J. ROBINS' >n; 140 Pa. ave., oppo. Browns' Hotel. ap i ?dim 1CH BLACK SILKS <* nwy wtoth and quality, from 75 cents up, very ch- ap I and plain Silks. Pink, white and bl'k watered Silka for Maniillaa White, pink, blue and mode eol'd Shalleys Woe? tTe*>n' corn and mode calorcd rrfnch M "" ? .. Mouassllnes 15 pieces plain Berege, in every shade at 25 cents, very cheap goods WUtt.piak, blue, green, brown, and mode colored H. reges, in fine quality 1U0 pieces Lawns and Ja -k >nets in every quality Also, a well aswxxed stock of Domestic Goods All of which will be sold at very low price* Customers vill do well to nve un a call WM. R RII.EV, Corner 8th at. and opp. Centre Market. M?lm KID GLOVES.? Wi- have just resolved 50 , pars at those fine KM Glove* at 50 eents a pair WALL It STKPHENS. MS Pa. awnue, nest dfxtr ?o Iron Hall. ap 11?lw CUPPING AND LEEUHING. JlLIl's KHHSICKS WOULD respectfully inform the public that h^ u urepAre . to attend to the bustiies* of Cup ping and Leeching at his Barber Shop, south aide of Pennsylvania avenue, between I3tb and 13J^ *ts. (Jails promptly attended to in all parts of the city, and at very ri-wnosUe charges. mar 31?lm* N OTICE TO FLUTISTS.?E1SE.%BRANDT'S superior Premium Diaaotric Flutes and Cla ion-, tnea wiUbe on exhifution and for sale fbr a 4?ya?HTLBU3 ? HITZ'S Nmlc Depot ?*r rt D*AF??:s. CURED.?The following is taken from Scott'a Weekly: DEAFNE88?We understmd that the success .ro,lowed H* of SCARPA'8 ACOU8 TH OIL, in case* of Deafness, has been astonish, ing. thousands of persons i aving been cared, whose casce were considered hopeless. The caJIs for this medicine are from all parts of the country, it beinc we believe, the only article before the nub/ic for the euro of that distressing disease. 3"lb">.?f Z n. GfLMAN, Wash ington, D. 0., and 8 8. HANCE, Baltimore, Md., as feb artic'e '?> the market. ' . ORNAMENTAL PAINTERS, ?. U. VARMKLL * J. W. HANRIIfi, Louisiana avenue, between 6th and 1th itreet*, H ?**?*!?vext to Buildings, AVING associated themselves to carry on the House, Sign, and Ornamental PAINTING in ? ait its branches, will be thankful to receive all or ders in their line of business, and will use every ex ertion to nve satisfaction. JOBBING in Glazing and Painting promptly at tended to. Give us a trial. mar g7? if C. WARRIIia, W ATOHMAKER, NEW WHEELS, PINIONS, AND EVERY KIND - PI REPAIRS TO WATCHES, Ho* 330 Pinaiylrtalt Avunt, (Between Ninth and Tenth streets.) mar 26-1 m? WASHINGTON, D. C. W A GREAT BARGAIN. have one of Knabe, Gaehle & Co.* Louis . "I* dutiful rosewood 7 octave PI ? which has been slightly damaged and which we are now authorired to sail at a great ba-gain. Terms of j ayment made easy. JOHN P. ELLIS, Piano, Music and Stationery 8tore, mar 30 3Qg Pa avenue, near 10th st. DENTISTRY. KB. DONALDSON, Dentin, late of the firm of a Hunt & 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 cpved and shaded to suit each particular case, and their resemblance to the natu ral organs is so perfect as to deceive the most nrac- I Used eye. Particular attention also paid to filling and pre serving the natural teeth. rharges moderate and all operations warranted. Office southwest corner Seventh and D rs.- en trance on D. mar 21-Cm [No. MO ] By the President of the United State*. r^unraancof law,I, FRANKLIN PIERCX, Pre* Ident of the United Sute- of America, do hereby *?"cl?re and make known tbat a publl; sale will be noid at the land offlo- at Augusta, In the State of vitsauBim. enmmeu-ingon Monday,*hetwenty-first dag of May next, fcr the disposal of all that portion of the sections and parts ot seenona of land bearing odd nua^ within six miles on ea;h side of the line of the Mobil* ajh) Ohio rtvik railroad In the -tates of Ala ama an i Mljsiss ppi sulye-t to th double minimum price of two dollars and fifty cents ?waera, as prrvkied by the act ot 30th oeptember, i??u, and excepted from graduation as to price by the act of 4th Aaarus', 1864, which were wJvertieej to be offered fcr sale in proclamation No 492, bear lsg date 23d May, 1853, but subsequently with drawn until farther notice for tb- proposed railroad jofQ?Tri?(l0? t0 M<mt???aeT/ by public notice No. 494 bearing date 19th August, 1863; and the same not befog suty-* to private entry at tbe dateofsstd withdrawal, were consequently not reator->d te mar b> general notioe No. 623, dated 6th September, linrit*oated in the undermentioned townships, North of the bate line and east of the Choctcno mm diCM. Township Jam, of range thirteen ^^ownehips three, four Jive, and Jri#, of rang? four ra^TfiSi^ thr?*' four' flT*' ** *?* mvrn' of ^Townships tkrteJour,five, six.entf *even,ofran*e ^TownaWpa Aw, its, and Mean, of tango seven Township uvn, of range eighteen. Notioe is alao hereby given that all the lands sit oated outside of the *?c mile limits on each side of the above road withdrawn and not sine- restored to private entry as above stated, which will be cub J**: to entry at one dollar and twenty-fivece?ta par acre, or (il for actual settlement and are emn , n) at the prices pres ribed by the graduation act of 4th August, 1?&4. in the following-named d.stricta and townships in the 8tates of Miss sappi and Ala bama, will be subject to entry and location on and after Mondaj the nineteenth day of March next, to of UBdj ***** t0~1?11 ^coretA, North of the bate line and eatt of the Choctaw merv diatt. Townships thru, four,Jive, six and seven, ofrange twelve _ Tov?f Mr, five, six, and tern, ot range thirteen , fourteen^1* Uirtt'^owr>Jlve' **>fccd wven, of range Township teven, ofrange fifteen Townshipa three, four, and Ave, of range sixteen Townships three, four, Jive, tin, and seven, of range seventeen Townships three, four, joe, Mx, and teven, ef range eighteen. In the district of lands subject to sale at Dxmopo lis, Alabama : North of the bate lin ? and west of the prindp-U me ridtan. Town hipa thirteen, fourteen, fiftaen, sixteen and seventeen, of range two Townah ps thirteen, fourteen, fit teen, tixteen and tevmteen, of range three Towaeh^e th-rteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen and Mventeea, of range four Townships thirteen and fourteen, of range five. The townships designated in r man letters are wholly within tbe limits of aix and fifteen miles re spectively on each ?id* of said road, aod tboae in italics are partly wit kin a?id limits, as deetgna ed on the diagrams which will be furnished to the re ^P'ctive (lisUlet officers by the Crmmiaeioner of the General Land Office. The lands will be sold, tu*jeet to the rizht of iray grant*! by the act of 30th September, 1850 to the ntatsa s fore*aid for said railroad, not exceeding one hundred ftri on each side thereof, and .herefore the paitu-ular -racta of land whi?h include the road w'll be sold as containing the quantities respectively shown by the offie-al plats. The aactions will be offered at the public sale In theorder in which they are advertised; the side will b* i?pt opra Ibr ft fofBcie&t tise to admit of offering all the lands, but not exceeding two weeks and applications to make private enrriee oi the land* offered at publie sale under this proclamation will not be received until after the cioae cf the two OHren under my hand, at the dty of W*hington, thia seventh dav of February, Anno Dvmiui one thousand eight hundred and fifty-flva. n. tw- - ?. - FttANKLIN PI1B01. ?J the President: Joan Waaon. Gocmiiasioner General tana umce. nKZJS1 *2 pM *MPW0N 0LAIMAN88. laLTiftlM^A 3J o' March, lBfes entitled An act to exteiia pre emption richti to oertiia settlers therein mentioned," the pre-emp ttoa la ? a ware extended ever the abeve mentioned S?hSd! Tl0Bt ??x miles cn *made Brier to the date of all. tment, If prov?n up and paiifbr at the rate ef two dollars and fifty osnta per acre h?fcr? th? pKiio ?3.rJa b'?Sb?2tw "A? ?? <0rti? 2 eettleri on lands rewrved for railroad nnr P?*?? -bo settled and improved theafove aameil 'ections prior to the dale of \oiUdrawal will be entitled to pfeemptioos at the ordinary minimum I*?,0! t* P-U Ua<U'or ?t ***> r?U> of one dollar P?-' aye, if proven ud sad paid for b?f *e the day fixed for the public sale Therefor*, every person entitled to the ligtt of pre emption In any of the alternate odd number, d ^ec t*oiu above m en bone l, within six miles ot tbe route af the road, uuder the act of 3d March, 1463. above wfevrad to, on settlements made prior to the 4th of 0f *Uotni?Bt) or under the to thl 7 f ^ OB ?ettlc???nts made prior to the dat- cf the origiaal withdrawal of the taods ***12 ^Tf?n ent?tled to pre tk* e?t ef *?th March, 18?4, in any oftk* li* MtU llm,tj directed K be reatored to tn.ry on the lTth day of March next. Is required to eatabHar the same to the sati"f,?ioo ofrhe re deter and receiver of the proper lard oillo* "J "f^Wtther.for at tie *??fixj & practicable after aeeing this notie, and before the day appointed for the pnbl c sale cr V5 of the lands embracing tha tract cl ? raed, cth*rwise such claim willb- forfeited JOHN WILBON, >.b i?-i.5Sfl-0,w ?'a'?'nS WILLARD'S HOTEL, T__ OH Point Comfort* V?. "HE Proprietor* take great pleasure in Informing their many friends and (fee public generally that this magnificent Bummer Hotel now being fitted up in the most modem and comfortable style for the coming season. The house will be opened on the firtt of June, with nothing left unprovided that may promote the comfort and happiness of its guests, rhe proprietors also take much pleasure in saying that they will be prepared and happy to accommo date from the/irrt of Mmj any who may favor them wuh a call Board per day ,.$2 00 By the week, per day 150 By the month, per day 1 25 Baths free for the guests. "p2-tf C.' C. WILLABD * BRQ8. TO THE LADIES. MISS S J. THOMPSON now prepared to show our large^^^B well selected stock 4 MillmervlH)^ which she has just opened, of the la test styles which we are selling at the lowest prices, and we cordially invite the ladies to call early and have the first selections. We would also respectfully call their attention to onr large and hand handsome stock of Fancy Goods Perfumery. Gloves, Hosiery, lie,, which we can sell at unusually low prices. HUTCHINSON & MUNRO, No. 310 Pennsylvania avenue, First door west of Walter Harper h. Co.'s. mar 28 ? MRS. L. ALLEN, 305 Pa. avenue, Mween Ninth ?mi 1\ JUsLl) and Tenth streets, touih tide. Aw I' IT^ Will open on Saturday, 7th instant, aT^w most extensive and IieautiAil assortment of Sprint MILLINERY, consisting of Crape, Silk, Lace, Spotted Crape and Grass Linen HATS, including Straws of every description. Also, Misses' Dress Huts and Flats, fcc. L. ALLEN. ap 4? VISITS TO EUROPEAN CELEBRITIES, by Dr. Sprague, $\ English, past and present, by R. C. Trench, B. D., author of "The S:udy of Words;" 75c Treatise on English punctuation, by Wi'son. Third edition, enlarged, 12 mo. $ I Asbton Cottage, or the True Faiih. Illustrated 60c Hope Campbell, or Know Thyself, by M Cousin Kate" Catholic and Protestant Nations compared In their relations to Wealth, Knowledge and Morality. By Rev. N. Roused, with an introduction by tlie Rev. Baptiste Noel, of London. 1 vol 8igns of the Times, past and present, by Dr. Cum ming The Daily Life, or precepts and prescriptions for Christian Living, by Jno. Cumming, D.D ,75c Cumming-'s Scripture Headings, vie: Genesis, Eexo dus, Leviticus, Matthew, and Mark; each 75c Msmoirs of John Frederick Oberlin, 40c Harper's Story Books, No. 5, Pianck, or the Philo sophy of Tricks and Mischief, small 4to., 160 p.,2ftc GRAY fc BALLANTYNE, ?P 9? 408 Seventh st ATTENTION, OLD SOLDIERS. ALL my old fri? nds for whom I obtained Bounty Land in less quantities than 160 acres are hereby informed that their names and a mcmoran-: dum of t ieir time is ?n my Book, so that their de claration's for a<lditlonal Bounty Land can be made with facility Many of tho^ who failed to obtain land for want of time, are entitled to 160 acrcs and can obtain the same by calling on dir. Seamen, Ordinary Seamen, Marines, Clerks, Landsmen, (of the Navy) Wagon Masters, Team Sters, kc? &c., in any war, will find it to their ad vantage to call or send their eases to ine 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. 5JJT Twelfth street west. ap 7?lm* SPECTACLES. GOLD, Silver, Light Steel, and Silver.plated Spectacles, suitable for all ages and all kinds of eye*. Also, Gold, Shell and Horn Eyeglasses. Pebbles, Perifocal, near sighted and all other kind of Spectacle G asses kept constantly on hand, and wil: be act in old frames at short notice and at a small expense. For sale very low by E K LUNDY. No. 198 Bridge street, Georgetown, D. C. mar 24?tf More new books at TAYLOR 81 MAURY>8. Julia Kavanaugh's new novel. Graee Lee ; paper cover 75 e nts, cloth # 1 Life of Sam Houston, with portrait, price $1 25 A Long Look Ahead ; or, The first stroke and the Last, by A S. Roe ; price $1 25 The Old Inn; or, the Traveller's finleriaimuent, pnee $1 The Summer Land, a Southern Story, by a Child of the Sun. Bookstore, near 9th st. ap 11 PKKIOR9 WITH OKFECT1VK vision are invited to examine my extensive stock of all kinds of SPECTA ' CLES and EYE-GLASSES. Glasses1 of any kind, such as Cataract, Parabola, - ? Pt riscopie, Double Concave, Double Convex, and Colored Glasses, put in at short notice, with great care, aad persons in want of glasses may be sure to get those which benefit the eye. Circulars "Defective Vision," gratis at H. SKMKEN'S, 330 Pa. avenue, betw. 9th and 10th sts. mar 30 TABLE CUTLERY, ALB AT A FORKS AND SPOONS, fcc JUST received a large assortment of superior Ta ble Cutlery of every variety. Also, every stvle of the finest quality ALBATA M. W. GALT BRO., 394 Pa. ave., betw. 9th and 10th sts. mar 12?tf A BOOK WHICH EVERY BUSINESS MAN IN THE DISTRICT WANTS.?The Washington City uirectory, only 75 cenis a copy, half price, can be had at ALEX. ADAMSON'S, on Seventh street, opposite to the Post Office, where he keeps con stantly on hand a fine assortment of Blank Books, Pens, Ink, Paper, Playing and Visiting Cards, Gamea, *c. He is agent for all the cheap publications, 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 r2f-lm mar! HAIR WORK. ORNAMENTS of Hair, such as Bracelets, Ckat elains, Chains, Breastpins, Earrings, Finger Rings, made to order, of any desired design. All orders faithfully attended to. Specimens may be seen at my store. H. SK M KEN, No. 330 Pa. av., between 9th and 10th sts. Mar 30 MORE NEW DRESS GOODS. \?TE ?pen to-day a beautiful slock of new and f f desirable DRESS GOODS. Rich flounced Barege Robes, in black and colors A large assoruneut of Organdys and Freuch Lawns Rich Printed Bareges and Silk Tissues Mousselines and Barege de Lains, in great profusion White plaid Cambrics, colored, orilliasts and ehinues Embroidered and dotted Swiss Muslins Plain Bareges in blue, pink, green, brown and tan colors Mourning goods m great abundance, in thick and thin fabrics. ALSO, t* STORK A large and full stock of ttaple and domestic goods. We name in part *5 pieces bleached shirting cotton ofiln b?st brands 26 pieces all pure shirting linens, from 45 cts to $1 per yard Table linens, towellings, and table napkins 1,000 yards small figured lawns at 12X cts., war ranted fast washing colors, and well worth 25 cts 1,000 yards Barege de Lain st 12cts., worth 25 ctt All of which we invite purchasers to call and ex amine before making tbeir selection. All articles warranted to be as represented. {" We must insist upon the |taymenl of all bilk which have been rendered COLLBY 6l SEARS, ap 12??u0t 5&J 7th at, 3d door a'.ove Pa av, PURE GROUND PLASTER. T>Y the single ton, or larger quantity, always or Jj hand and for sale at our Steam Mill, lower end or Union ?!., Alexandria, Va Wc arc | reparod to deliver H at any hcur at Pag? Wharf, foot of Seventh street. Orders attended to with despatch. ap 10?eo6t C7J. WWB * CO. I THE FIRST GRAND ANNUAL BALL Of THE WILL BE GIVKN AT FORREST HALL, GEORGETOWN, | On THURSDAY EVKHING, April 19,1866. THE Members of the Ciub pledge themselves that no pains or expense will be spared to make k I one of the most p)ea?ant Calls of the Season. Scott's Cotillon iiand has been tucaced for the I occasion. Refreshments will be served op by an experienced caterer. No Hats or Cans will be admitted in the room, ex cent those worn by the respective Club*. "I ick> ts ONE DOLLAR, admitting a Gentleman and Ladies, to be had of any of the members of the | Club. Commute* of Jirran^ememti. j Uriah D. Harrison, J. E. Calhoun, W. A. Cunningham, J. B. Davis, Uriah D. Hilton, Thomas lk>w.1n?. Manager*. John Carr, J. E. Waugh, A. E. King, A. H. King. Gabriel Fieth. floor Managers. Gabriel Fitch, Uriah D. Harrison, Thoa. Dowling ap 4?W,\V&eo4t* THOMAS'S AMERICAN FRUIT CULTURIST Elliott's American Fruit Grower's Guide | Floy's Guide to the Orchard and Fruit Garden Cole's American Fruit Book Downing's Fruits and Fruit Trees of America Lindley's Horticulture by Downing Pardee on 8trawb?:rry Culture Anderson on the Hothouse And many valuable works on Agriculture and I Gardening in all their various branches 1 ?P H FRANCK TAYLOR. LIME, PLASTER^ CLEMENT, HAIR, &c.?Just opened two largr J kilns of splcndiii wood burnt Lime.?A. 8t L. P HOOVER have this day entered into co-partner ship ; and, having made several additions to iheir fine kilns, are row manufacturing from 800 to 1,000 barrels of the best wood burnt Li ne per week, which will be sold at the lowest market priccs Also, constantly on hand a large quantity of the finest PLASTER, CEMENT and HAIR to be found in this city. All those who are in want of these articles will certainly find it to their advantage to give them a call- A. h. L P. HOOVER Potomac Lime Kilns, 27tli street, one square south lower bridge, near Geofn. ap 3?d3w , TAKR NOTICE^ | NEW SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS. PW. BROWNING, Merchant Tailor, under ? the United States Hotel, has just received a I Urge supply of Spring and Summer Goods, and is now prepare d to offer great bargains to all in want of good and fashion ?ble clothing. His "Ready made Clothing ? will be sold at the following low | prices: Whole suits, Coat, Pantaloons, and Vest, of thin < cloth or,eas?imere, for $12. Fine Black Frock and Dress Coats, from $10 to $15. Good Business Coats for $7. Black and Fancy Pants, liom $3 to $7. Marseilles nd Silk ?ests, from $2 to $5. He keeps always oil hand a large assortment ol fancy articles, such as Shirts, Gloves, Cravats, Urn | brellas, Ac. "Sole Agent for the sale of Scott's Fashions.' mar 19?tj. CIIARLUK HASKINS, Archttact. Pa. avenue, between Tenth, and ElcveiUh .trreU,) WASHINGTON, D. C. \\! ILL continue to furnish Plans, detail working IT lliawings and specifications ol buildings o every description.and also to superintend their?rer I fpb I ' PROSPERI'S CORNET BAND NO. 1 R. FREDERICK PROSPERI beys leave to in* , It*. form his friends and farmer patrons that tins band has been fully re-organized and is now under his direction, and he is fully prepared w:th a bar.ri ol the most Scientific Musicians in the city, to fur nish music for Balls, Parties, Parades, Pic Nics, Ex cursions, fcc-, at the shortest notice possible, by ap. plying to FREDERICK PROSPERI, Leader,CIIAS. PROSPERI, Conductor; HILBUS A HITZ'S Mu I sic Depot, or at PETER TALTAVUL'8, opposite the Ca/risnn, Garrison strset, Navy Yard. 1 feh 1??3m* A RARE CHANCE FOR A MAGNIFICENT PI ANO.?We have on exhibition at the Fair at [the Smithsonian Institute, four superb PIANOS, which were made expressly for th-s fair and mav be relied upon as superior instruments. We Will dis poee of them upon very reasonable terms, give any reasonable tune 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 as-ortment of Pianos ever offered in this city, from the renowned manuf ctortes of Hal let, Davis, & Co., Boston, and Baeou & Raven, New 1 York. Old Pianos taken in exchange. New Music and an assortmen^of every article pertaining to the music trade. JOHN F. ELLIS, 30? Penna. avenue, near Tenth street, mar 13?tf | WATCHES, JEWELRY, SILVER AND PLATED WARE AT REDUCED PRICES. WE offer our entire stock of elegant GOLD WATCHES, RICH JEWELRY, PURE I SILVERWARE. \c,t at greatly reduced rates. Persons would do well '.o examine our assortment, which is by far the largest, most fashionable, and | best selected ever offered to our customers M. W. GALT k BRO., 334 Penn avenue, between (Hli and 10th sts. mar 12?if , PINE WATCHES. HAVING made a considerable addition to my stock of I GOLD HUNTING PATS NT LB VERS, and ladies' watches Of first quality, heavy 18 caiat | cases. Also, SILVER WATCHES for boys. 1 offer them at greatly reduced prices. The movements are selected with great care, and every Watch is warranted. Persons in want of a fine timekeeper are invited | to examine my assortment. H SEMKEN, No. S30 Pa. avenue, betw. 9th and 10th ?u. mar 30 $50 REWARD. RAN AWAY from the subscriber, living in Not tingham District, Prince George's county, Mary I land, on Friday morning last, thu 16th instant, my negro man EMANUEL, who calls himself Emanuel Gough- He is about 25 years of age, dark complex | ion, has a ftill set of teeth, has a scare o? hi* fore I head, one on his right arm, near the elbow, is Ave feet eight inches and a quarter high in his boot*. He had on when he went away a suit of drab cloth and a black slouch hat. I purcbaaed hiiu of Mrs. Sarah Harwood, Saratoga street, Baltimore, and she has a brother of his living with her; and his mother (a free woman) also lives in Baltimore. His wile belongs to John L. Duflef, 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 dolla s if taken elsewhere?in either ca?e he must be brought home or secured in jail, so that II get him agmin. THOS. R. EARLY", mar S3?lm P. O Nottingham, Md. SILVER WAUK, PLATED WAHK O AN D FIN 1C FA *CI QOOU8.?Silver Coffee and Tea Sets, Sugar Bowls, Cream Jugs, Goblets, Cups, Spoon ^ and Forks. Also, a great variety of magnificent Fancy 8ilver Ware, suitable for presents. Plated Coffee Sets, Castors, Baskets, Spoons and Forks, ?u best Albata. The articles are warranted as represented, and will be sold at a small advance. H. SEMKBN, 380 Pa. avenue, bet. 9th and 10th streets, mar 29?tf R. H. GILLIT; (JsiBiillot at Ltw? Office and residence in Franklin Row, oornsr of ? *nd?Thirta*ntb fitrent. oat 98?dflm PIANOS FOR SALE AND RENT. 1M1E subscriber has always on hand a assort X mant of German and American PI-^B53i^m ANOS, from the very best manufaciurwrsW^Wl which he offers for sale at lower prices than can be purchased in the District of Columbia, and ? u the mo?t accommodating terms. All Piaaos purchased from me are warranted to give -aUsfao tabn* Old Fianos taken in exchange. B. REISS, Professor of Music, O, betw. Fourteeuth aud Fmeeoth street*, eb 0?3m* K V K NIN G STAR. RATIONAL MEDALS The following is a list of Dies of Na tional Medals, preserved at the Mint of the United States, Philadelphia: 1. Horatio Gates.?Obverse: Horatio Gates duci strenuo; Comitia Americana. Reverse: Salus regionum septentrional, hoste ad Saratogam, in dedition, accepto. Die rni Oct. mdoclxxvii. 2. Daniel Morg n.?Obverse: Danieli Morgan duci exercitus; Comitia Ameri cana. Reverse: Victoria libertatis vm dex. Fugatis aut captis caesis ad Cow pens hosubus, xvn. Jan. mdcclxxxi. 3. Isaac Hull.?Obverse: Peritos arte superat Jul- mdcocxii, Aug. certamine fortes. Isaacus Hull. Reverse: Horse momento victoria. Inter Const. Nav. Amer. et Guer. Angi. 4. Jacob Jones.?Obverse: Jacobus Jones virtus in ardua tendit. Reverse : Victoriam hosti majori celerrimc rapuit. Inter Wasp Nav. Ameri. et Frolic Nav. Ang. Die xvii Oct. mdcocxii. 5. Stephen Decatur. ? Obverse : Ste phanus Decatur, Nevarchus, pugnis plu ribus, victor. Reverse : Occidit signum hostile sidera surgunt. Inter Sta. Uni. Nav. Ameri. et Macedo Nay. Ang. Die xxv Octobris mdcccxii. 6. William Bainbridge.?Obverse: Gu j litlmus Bainbridge patria victisque lau | datus. Reverse : Pugnando. Inter Const, i Nav. Ameri. et Jav. Nav. Angl. Die xxix Decern, mdcccxii. 7. Oliver H. ferry.?Obverse: Oliver us II. Perry princeps stagno Eriense? classim totatn contudit. Reverse: Viam invenit virtus aut facit. Inter class. Ameri. et Brit. Die x Sept. mdcocxiii. 8. O iver Hazard Perry.?Obverse: Oliverus Hazard Perry pro Patria vicit: presented by the government of Pennsyl vania. 1st reverse: "We have met the enemy and they are ours."?Perry. To . In testimony of his patriotism and bravery in the naval action on Lake Erie, September 10, 1813. " 2d reverse : "We have met the enemy and they art ours." British fleet on Lake Erie captur ed Sept. 10,1813. 9. Jesse D. Elliott.?Obverse: Je?se D. Elliott nil actum roputans si quid superesset agendum. Reverse: (Same as Perry die, No. 7.) 10. W. Burrffics.?Obverse : Victoriam tibi claram, Patriae massiam ?W. rur rows. Reverse: Vivere sat vincere. later Enterprise Nav. Ameri. et Boxer Nav. Brit. Die iv Sept. Mocccxin. 11. Edwarn P. McCall.?Obverse: Ed ward R. McCall, navis enterprise prae fectus?sic ltur ad astra. Reverse: (Same as of die No. 10.) ' 12. James Lawrence.?Obverse : Jac. Lawrence, dulce et decorum est pro Pa tria mori. Reverse: Mansuetud. maj. quam victoria. Inter Hornet Nav. Amen, et Peacock Nav. Ang. i>ie xxiv Feb. mdcccxiii. 13. Thomas Macdonough.?Obverse : Tho. Macdonough, stagno Champlain clas. reg. Brit. Superavit. Reverse: Uno latere percusso alterum impavide vertit. Inter class. Ameri. et Brit. Die xi Sept. mdcccxiiii. 14. Robert Henley.?Obverse : Rob. Henley, Eagle piaufect. palma virtu, pe rseieruit, florebit. Reverse: (Same as of die No. 13.) 15. Stephen Cassin.?Obverse: Step. Cassin, Ticonderoga prsefect. qase regio in terris nos, non pleana lab. Reverse: (Same as of die No. 13.) 16. L. Harrington.?Obverse: Lu dovicus Warrington, Dux Xavilis Amer. Reverse: Pro patria paratus aut vincere aut mori. Inter Peacock Nav. Ameri. et Epervie Nav. Ang. Die xxix Mar. mdoocxiv. 17. Johnston Blakeley.?Obverse:*John ston Blakeley, Reip Feed. Am. Nav. Wasp Dux. Reverse : Eheu! Bis victor patria tua te luget plauditq. Inter Wasp Nav. Ameri. et Reindeer Nav. Ang. Die xxvn Junius mdcocxiy. 18. Charles Stewart.?Obverse: Caro lus Stewart, Navis Amer. Constitution Dux. Reverse : Una victoriam eripuit Iratibus binis. Inter Constitu. Nav. I Ameri. et Levant et Cyane, Nav. Ang. I Die xx. Febr. mdcccxv. I 19. Winfield Scott.?Obverse Major IGeneral Winfield Scott. Reverse: Res olution of Congress, November 3,1814: I Battles of Chippewa, July 5, 1814 ; Ni agara, July 25, 1814. I 20. James Miller.?Obverse: Brigadier IGeneral James Miller. " I'll try." Re Iverse: Resolution of Congress, Novtm I ber 3,1814 : Battles of Chippewa, July 15,1814; Niagara. July 25, 1814 ; Erie, I September 17, 1814. 21. Edmund P. Gaines.?Obverse : Major General Edmund P. Gaines Re I verse : Resolution of Congress, Novem ber 3, 1814: Battle of Erie, August 15, 1814. 22. Peter B. Porter.?Obverse: Major I General Peter B. Porter. Reverse : Res lolution of Congress, November 3, 1814 : I Battles of Chippewa, Julv 5, 1814; Ni lagara. July 25, 1814; Brie, September 17, 1814. 23. Jacob Brown.?Obverse: Major I General Jacob Brown. Reverse: Res lolution of Congress, November 3, 1814 ; I Battles of Chippewa, July 5, 1814; Ni agara, July 25, 1814; Erie, September nT 1814. 24. Eleuzer W. Ripley.?Obverse: Brigadier General Eleazer W. Ripley. IReverse: Resolution of Congress, No vember 3, 1814 : Battles of Chippewa, July 5, 1814 ; Niagara, July 25, 1814; Erie, September 17, 1814. i 25. Alexander Macomb.?Obverse: Ma nor General Alexander Macomb. Reverse: Resolution of Congress, November 3, 1814\: Battle of Pittsburgh, September 11,1814. _ 26. James Biddle.?Obverse: Th^Con gressjrf the U. S. to Capt. James Biddle tor Jus gallantry, good conduct, and ser vices. Reverse: Capture of the British ship Penguin by the U. S. ship Hornet, off Tristan d Acunha, March xxm, Imdoccxv. I 27. Andrew Jackson.?Obverse: Major I -I __l 0 THE WEEKLY STAR. Thfc ?c?ril?rt Pufly wm4 M?wi Jowial bob lain^Ni e grwiw wtecy of mm i?1ag rrmdlmi thaa cm be Amm4 la way 9tbm?to paMMtcd aa Sataveay PotrvitTtM who act ?? i|?h will bt >*??'' u a rf?a>tnw.^.iw of twenty prr c?m General Andrew Jackson. Reverse: Res olution of Congress. February 27, 1816. Battle of New Orleans January 8,1815. 28 Isaac Shelby.?Obverse : Governor Isatc Shelby Reverse : Battle of the Thames, October 5, 1813 : Resolution of Conpress, April 4, 1818. 39. William H. Harrison.?Obverse: Major General William H Harrison. Re verse; Resolution of Congress, April 4, 1818: Battle of the Thames, October 5, 1813. 30. George Crogkan.?Obverse: Pre sented by Congress to Colonel George Croghan. 1835. Reverse: Pars magna : Sfnd<lsk7? 2 August, 1813. 62 Zachary Taylor.?Obverse : Major General Zachary Taylor. Reverse: Res olution of Congress, March 2d, 1847: Monterey, September, 1848. 63. Zachary Taylor. ?Obverse: Major General Zachary Taylor. Reverse : Res olution of Congress, July 16th, 1846: Palo Alto, May 8th, 1846 ; Resaca de la Pal ma, May 8th, 1846. 64 Zachary Taylor.^-Obverse: Major General Zacharv Taylor. Resolution of Congress, May 0,1848 Reverse: Buena Vista Feb. 22 and 23, 1847. 65. H'in field Scott?Obverse: Major General Win0eld Scott. Resolution of Congress, March 9th, 1848 Reverse: \ era Cruz, Cerro Gordo, Contreras, San Antonio, and Churubusco, Molino del Rev, Chapultepec. city of Mexico. 66. H'tnfield Scott.?Obverse : Win field Scott. The commonwealth of Vir ginia presents this medal to Major Gen eral Winfield Scott, as a memorial of her admiration for the great and distinguished services of her son whilst Commander in-chief of the American armies in the war with Mexico, 1847. Reverse : Fecit quod cogitavit. From Virginia. 67. " Bachc Medal.'1? Obverse: The T! eisury Department of the Un ted States Coast Survey to . Reverse : For gallantry and humanity, Dec. 1848. 68 "Somen Medal "?Obverse : So til ers Navis Americana. Ante Vera Cruz, Dec. 10th, 1846 Reverse: Pro vi is Americanorum conscrvatis. G9. Obverse: G. Washington, Pies. Unit. Stat. Reverse: Commiss. resigned; Presidency relinq., 1797. 70. Henry Lee.?Obverse : Henrico Loe, legionis Kquit Praefecto Comitia Americana. Reverse : (Not in the mint.) 71. Obverse: Let us look to the Most High, who blessed our fathers with ptace; 1757. Reverse: Kittanning de tmved by Col. Armstrong, September 3, 1756 58. Thomas Iruxton.?Obverse: Bust of Capt. iruxton. No inscription. Re verse : By vote of Congress to Thomas Traxton, 24 Mar., 1800. (This medal was presented for revolutionary services.) INDIAN MKDAL DISS. Obverse: Containing name and date of inauguration of the President. Re verse : The inscription " Friendship and Peace" over joined hands, or tomahawk and pipe. 31, 32, 33. Thomas Jefferson.?Three sizes. 34, 35, 36. James Madison.?Three sizes. 37, 38, 39. J <mcs Monroe.?Three sizss. 40,41,42. John Quincy Adams?Three sizes. 43, 44, 45. Andrew Jackson.?Three sizes, 46. 47, 48. Martin Van huren.?Three sizes. 49, 50 . 51. John Tyler.?Three sises. 52, 53, 54. Jamis K. Polk.?Three sizes. 55,56,57. New Reverses.?Three sizes. 59, 60, 61. Zachary Taylor.?Three sizes. Serious Accident?Cecshed by a Rolling Log.?A little son o' Widow Cantie'd, named Thomas,aged ten years, who resides with his mother, at No. 12 North Lansing street, met with a very serious accident, last evening. He was eugaged in picking up chips, stripping bark from logs, Ac,, in the lumber yard of Arlond Carrol, at the foot of Lumber street; and wben in the act of securing a piece of bark from a log, which with others, was on a pile of stone, the log st!aricd, and in its descent rolled on one of the lads lezs, crushing and mangling it in a horrible manner, so much so that the broken bones protrnded through the flesh, rendering the lad nsensible under it. This happened about six o'clock, af ter the workmen in the yard had left, ex cepting the person who nightly goes rounds to see that all is right, who found the unfortunate youth as above described. He extricated the poor sufferer and ear ned him to home. His poor, widowed mother was nearly frantic when her eyes fell upon her mu tilated child who bore his injuries like a hero, remarking, "Don't cry, mother; though my leg nurts me, it does not give me half the pain that it does to see you cry and feel so bad." Dr. Armsby was called, and after an examination conclud ed, as Mrs C is quite poor, to take the lad to the Hospital, where he will receive the best of cam. We are informed that he is an exemplary child, and was o: great service to his indigent, widowed mother in procuring fuel and doing chores, thus assisting her to buffet the waves of adversity.?N. Y. Atlas. OCCCLTATION OP THE PLANET VkNTS ? On the evening of Wednesday next 18th instant, there will be an occuitatiuo of the planet Venus, which, if the sky be serene, may be observed with the naked eye. Soon after sunset the moos and the planet may be seen close together, their angular distance growing less and less, till about tweuty-two minutes before nine o'clock, when Venus will disappear behind the dark and invisible limb of the moon. About twenty-four minutes after this disappearance, or, as astronomers have it, imuursi n of the planet, the the moon will have changed ner po^iticn so far as to allow Venus to reappear, or emerge from behind the moon's illumina ted border or crescent in a westerly con dition.

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