THE EVENING STAR PUBLISHED EVERT AFTERNOON, (EXCEPT SUNDAY.) At tks Star BunLdtng, corner Pennsylvania mv&nue and E'eventk stmt, By W. D. WALLACH, WW be wni.d to wbeeriben m the cltiee of Waah ln0tMi, Georvetown, Alexandria, Baltimore and Philadelphia, at MX AND A QUARTER CENTS, pajahle week*? to the Agents- To mail rabecribera th? subooapUon price is THREE DOLLARS AND FIFTY CENTS a year tai admcmc*, TWO DOL LARS for SIX MONTHS, and ONE DOLLAR for THREE MONTHS. G^-Sinou oortu orb Oirr# VOL. V. p?r - t . 1 ? < WASHINGTON, D. C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18. 1855. NO. 714. i.1 <J? Kb*, jv?nr? bANAHAK, PASTOR OP THE EXETER STREET, M. E. CHURCH.-A ?trong desire to benefit the afflicted indnccs him thus to cenify. We chalenge any other medicino ?n present such & dim of testimony from gentlemen ?pd ladies of high standing of our own weil-knnwn T.1? temlifJr of cure" <* COUGH, RRON CUITIS, RHEUMATISM. DYSPEPSIA, fcc. ^ , Baltiborr, January 24th, 1865. Hern t. Mortnnmr tf Mowbray : I take pleasure in saying to you that I have U9ed r*f ''Hampton's Tincture" with very great profit, r rr>? * serious t-m>at affection, my general health b;ui become very much impaired, when I com menced to use '? Hampton's Tincture." I found itt effect* upoQ my general health most salutary.? My nervous system and digestive organs soon right ed ip under tta uw. I nave several times recommended it to my friends, and in every case, as far as I have been in formed, they have use it with success. Yours truly, Joan Larahar, Pastor Of Exeter SL, M. E. ChUteh, Baltimore. BLEEDING OF*THE LUNGS. Kalkiah, N. C., Feb 8,1855. Marrt. Mortimer 4 Movobray : 1 do hereby certify that about twelve months ago I was taken with a severe hemorrhage of the Lungs had four attacks of it I was advised to try Dr. Ifamixon's Vegetable Tincture I procured one borfle, and after taking which, I was -satisfied that I was much better; and that, afier taking the fourth bottle, i was entirely well, and now I enjoy as good hsahh as ever I did in my life. I can, and do, with out the least hesitation recommend lire Tincture to allperaons afflicted in my way. Youre, Geo. W. Wkaklst. CURE FITS?READ! Mo+e to IA? Si<-k than Qoli.?from one of the most taapectabie Druggists in South Carolina. Cbablestor, S. C. Sept. 21,1853. , Mean. Mortimer & Mowbrat 1The sale *f ] your Uaznpton's Vegetable Tincture is increasing every day, and every bottle sold recommends this , valuaMa medicine to the afflicted. Several of our I planters have tried it in different cases with aston ishing success, and are getting 4t by half dozens. It has been found to be the greatest remedy for rheu matic affections, and a wonderful cure has been performed on a negro bov, suffering from Fits. I will furnish you with a number of certificates if you wish them 1 s?H, **p*e??ien. yotirs, W. G. Taotr. , Call and get pamphlets gratis, and see cures of | Cough, Bronchitis, Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Dys I prpeia, Nervousness and General Weakness. As a rernale medicine or for delicate children we bolieve k unequalled. Sold by MORTIMER St MOWBRAY, 140 Balti more street, Baltimore, and 904 Broadway, N. York Char. Stott k Co., J. B. Moorr, D. B. Clarke. Clarke Sl Bow u so, W. Elliot, and II McPiier ?oh, Washington ; also, by R. S. F. Ci-sel, George tawn; and C. C. Mer?t. Alexandria, and by Drug gists everywhere. feb 21?tr TmzAsrav Departmrrt, March 5,1855. T^OTICE IS HERERY GIVEN to the holdersot JJl stock of the United States descrioed in the fol lowing nolice of 3d January last, that for the pur pose of completing 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 paid stocks are off* red and received here pn?r to the first day of June neit; Treasury Department, January 3, 1*55. Notice is hereby fiven to the holders of tire fol lowing 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, portions of those stocks, amounting in the ag greeate to $1,900,000, in the manner and on the ?e: raa hereinafter mentioned, to wit: In cace of any contingent competition, within the amount stated, preference will be f-ven in the order of time in which said stocks may be offered. The Ceruncates, duly assigned to me -J the parties who are to recet ve the amount thereof, must be transrritted to this department; upon the receipt whereof, a price will be paid compounded of the follnwin* particulars: 1. The par value, or amount specified in each cer tificate. 2. A premium on the stock of the loan authoriz-d by the set of Jnly, 1846, redeemable November 12, 1856. of 2% per cent.; on the stock of the loan au thorised by the act of IMS, redeemable 31st Decem ber, 1862. of 10 per cent.; on the stock of the loan authorized by the acts of 1847 and 1848, a->d redeem able. the former on tire 3lst 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 of 18a0, and redeemable on the 31st of December. 1864, (commonly called the Texan indemnity,) 6 per cent 3. Interm on the par of each certificate from the 1st of January, 1855, to the date of receipt and set , tlemeat at the Treasury, with the allowance (for | tie money to reach the owuerl of one day's interest Payment for said stocks will be made in drafts of the Treasurer of the United States, on the assistant reasurer at Boston, New York, Philadelphia, as the parties may direcL But to certificate will be entitled to the benefit of | this nonce which shall not be actually received at the Treasury on <w before the said 1st day of March oeiu JAMES GUTHRIE, mar 6?dtJunel Secretary of the Treasury. pARASOLa. ?JL 136 very rich and cheap Parasols, all colors fl'raw Bonnets and Misses' Flats, great variety Rich Bonnets and Ribbands 120 dozen Linen cambric Handkerchiefs in fancy boxes, at $1 50 per dozen; we think a good bargain Embroidered and Clear Lawn Handkerchiefs in great variety 500 yards Swiss Edging, 12c., worth 25c. 30 dozen black Net Muts, from 50 cents up, very cheap 25 dozen best French Kid Gloves, all shades My stock is, large and well assorted, and pur chased at the very lowest prices. Customers wll be pleased to favor me with a call and they shall be attentively shown through it, and the goods offered at a email advance WM. R. RILEY, Corner 8th sl, opp. Centre Market. mar 31?lm PALMER S PATENT LEa ~ THIS AMERICAN INVENTION stands unrivalled both in this country and in Europe. It is worn by 1,000persons, and with most astonishing success. In com prut ion with 30 other substitutes of the best French, English, and German manufacture,it received the award of the obrat medal at the Worlo'r Exhibi tion im Lor dor, as the best artificial limb known. In this country it has been thirty urnes exhibited, in competition with all others, at the annual Fairs in the principal cikes, and has, in every instance, received the award of the highest or first premium. And as a crowning honor, by the unanimous approval of an interna tional council, the " First Premium"? < only Silver Modal riven for Lnnbs?was awarded the inventor, at the New York Crystal Palace. Pamphlet* giving full information, sent gratis to every applicant. B. FRANK PALMER, 37 3 Cbesnut street, Philadelphia. Mi 28?An R. H. GILLET, Cosanllor at Lawi Oflee and residence in Franklin Row, corner if I j and Thirteenth n"f /tflto f 1LUCK8, CLOCKS, CLOCKS I?If you want a good Clock, warranted to keep ume, call at the store of J. ROBINSON, 3*0 Pa. Rve., oppo. Browns' Haul, ap 7?dim T>ICI1 BLACK SILKS of every width and XV quality,from 75 centa up, very ch> ap FTaid and plain Silks, Pink, white and bl'k watered Silks for Mantiliae White, pink, blue and mode col'd Shalleys White, ptnk. blue, green, corn and mode calored French Mousseime* 15 pieces plain Berege, in every shade at 9* cents, very cheap toods White, pink, blue, green, brown, aad mode colored Bereges,in fine i Bereges, in fine quality 100 pieces Lawns and Jackonet* in every quality Also, a well assorted stock of Domestic Goods All of which will be sold at very low prices. I'Ufarri will do well to give us a t all. WM. R. RILEY, Corner 8th st. and opp. Centre Market. M?lm CUPPING AND LEECHING. Jl'LIVs KHMIifiRN WOULD respectfully miorm the public that he is prepare . to attend to the business cf Cup ping and Leeching at his Barber Shop, south side of Pennsylvania avenue, between IJth and I J* fts (Jails promptly attended to in all parts of the eity, and at very reasonable charges. mar3L-l?r . TkTOTICE TO FLUTISTS-? HISE* BRANDT'S superior Premium Diasonfc Flnte?andClajion ? lies will be on exhibition and (or Male for n ft W O^ILBC* It UlTZtS Muar Depot. H TO THE LADIES. MISS 8 J. THOMPSON nsw prepared to show our large^^^B ??r and well selected stock if MillineryWBP ** which she baa just opened, of the If* test styles which we are selling at the lowest prices, and we cordially invite the ladies to call early and bav>> the first selections. We would also respectfully call their attention to our large and hand handsome stock of Faney Goods Pcrlutnery, Gloves, Hosiery, lie,, which we can sell at unuMally low prices. HUTCHIN80N 4 MUNRO, No. 310 Pennsylvania avenue, First door w^st of Walter Harper fit. Co.'s. mar 28 - * MRS. L. ALLEN, 305 Pa. avenue, between and Tenth street*, south side, || w Will open on Saturday, 7th insunt, ? flw mo*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 Hats and Flats, fcc. rL. ALLEN. aP *? Dk AFSliss rURKO.?The following is taken from Scott's Weekly: DEAFNESS.?We understand that the success which has followed the use ol SCARPA'S ACOUS TIC OIL, in cases of Deafness, has been astonish ing, thousands of persons (>aving been cured, whose ca.ses were considered hopeless. The caHs for this medicine are from all parts of the country, it being, we believe, the only article before the public for the cure of that distressing disease. Be particular and buy of Z. D. GILMAN, Wash mgton, D. C., and S S. HANCE, Baltimore, Md.,as there is a counterfeit article in the market, feb 28?Vm ORNAMENTAL PAINTERS, G. II. VARNKL.L A J. W. NAKKIRS, L&uiruma dermis. between 6th and 1th streets, Next to Yamuna's Buildings, A VING associated themselves to carry on the House, Sign, and Ornamental PAINTING in all its branches, will be thankful to receive all or ders in their line of business, and will use every ex ertion to give satisfaction. JOBBING in Gtaaing and Painting promptly at tended to. Give us a trial. mar 27?if c. warrinkhT W ATCHMAKER, NEW WHEELS, PINIONS, AND EVERY KIND I OF REPAIRS TO WATCHES, 9fo? 330 Csnaiylvaala Avenua, (Between Ninth and Tenth streets,) mar2b?lni* WASHINQTON, D. C. DENTISTRY. RB. DONALDSON, Dentist, late of the firm ol | , Hunt 8i 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 I premium at tbe Mechanics' Institute Fair, recently [ held in this city These teeth are carved and shaded to suit each particular case, and their resemblance to the natu-1 ml organs is so perfect as to deceive the most prac tised eye. Particular attention also paid to filling and pre serving the n itural teeth. Charges moderate and all operations warranted. Office southwest corner Seventh and D s-s.?en trance on D. mar 21?tm TAKK NOTICE. NEW SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS. PW. BROWNING, Merchant Tailor, under , the Un:ted States Hotel, has just received a large >upp'y of Spring and Summer Goods, and is now prepared to offer great bargains to all in want of gt?od and fashionable clothing. His " Keady maac " W1" at the following low prices: Whole suits, Coat, Pantaloons, and Vest, or thin cloth or -cassimere, for $12. Fine Black Frock an?* Dress Coats, from $10 to $15. Good Business Coats for $7. Black and Fancy Pants, from $3 to $7. Marseil'es -nd Sillr Vests, from .$2 to $5. He keeps always on hand a large assortment of | fancy articles, such as Shirts, Gloves, Cravats, Um brellas, lie. "Role Agent for the sale of Scott's Fashions.' mar 19?-tj. ( HAHLIC4 HASKIN9, Architect. 'Pa. avemie, between Tenth and Eleventh street*,) WiSUlKBTOa, D. C. 11/ ILL continue tw furnish Plans, detail worktns Yf Drawings and s^iecfficatious o! buildings o( every- description, and also to superintend their?rec tion fr.h 1?w.t.' PROSPERI'S CORNET BAND NO. 1 Mr. FREDERICK PROSPERI begs leave to in form his friends and former patrons that tins band has bee* fully re organized anil is now under his direction, and he is fully prepared With a bard ot the most Scientific Musicians in the city, to fur nish mu?ic for Balls, Parties, Parades, Pic Nics, Ex cursions, fee., at the shortest notice possible, by ap plying to FREDEHICk PROSPERI, Leader.CHAS. PROSPER!, Conductor; HILBUS k HITZ'S Mu sic Depot, or at PETER TALTAVUL'S, opposite the G prison, Garrison street, Navy Yard. feb H p FINE WATCHES. A VING made a considerable addition to my| stock of GOLD UCKTIXO PATENT I.EVER9, and ladifs' watches Of first quality, heavy 18 carat] cases. Also, SILVER WATCHES for boys. I offer them at greatly reduced prices. The mcvi menu are selected with great care, and every Watch i* inan-anted. Persons m want of a fine timekeeper are invited to examine my assortment. H SEMKEN. No. 330 Pa. avenue, bctw. 9th and 10th its. inar 30 lb 11 t O K I WITH DKFKCTIVK vision are invited to examine my4 extensive stock of all kinds ol SPECTA-' CLF.S and EYE-GLASSES. Glasses? of any kind, such as Cataract, Parabola, Peristolic, Double Concave, Double Convex, and Colored Glasses, put in at short notice, with great. care, and persons in want of glasses may be sure | to gel those which benefit the eye. M&- Circulars "Defective Vision." gratis at II. Sb'MKEN'S, 330 Pa. avenue, bctw. 9th and 10th sts. mar 30 TABLE CUTLERY, ALBATA FORKS | AND SPOONS, Ate JUST received a large assortment of superior Ta ble Cutlery of every variety. Also, every st lc of the fiuest quality ALBATA FORKS, SPOON'S, TEA SETS, CAKE BAS KETS, CASTORS, kc. M. W. GALT h BRO., 344 Pa. ave., betw. 9th and 10th eta. mar 12?tf ATTENTION, OLD SOLDIERS. ALL 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 tieir time is o* my Book, so that their de clarators lor additional Bounty L tnd can be made with facility. Many of those who failed to obtain land for want of time, are entitled to 160 acres and can obtain the same by calling on me. Seamen, Ordinary Seamen, Marines, Clerks, Landsmsn, (of the Nnvy) Wagon Mastsrs, Team sters, fcc,, flic., 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 maa in Washington. JOHN D. CLARK, Agent, No. 547 Twelfth street west ap 7?lm* . a BOOR WHICH EVERY BUSINESS MAN IN THE DISTRICT WANTS.?The Washington City Directory, only 75 cents a copy, half price, can be had at ALEX- ADAMSON'S, on Seventh street, opposite to the Post Office, where he keeps con suntiy on hand a fine assortment of Blank Books, Pens, Ink, Paper, Playing aad Visiting Cards,Games J lie. He is agent for all the cheap publications^ Magazines and Newspapers. London Illustrated Sews, Bell's Life, Times and Punch received by every steamer. New York Herald, Times, and Tribune received | every night and delivered to subscribers. 25?1 m HAIR WORK. ORNAMENT** of H?ir, such as Bracelets, Chat t lain*, Chains, Breastpins, Earrings, Fingor Kings, made to order, of any desired design. All orUen. faithfully attended to. Specimens may He seen at my store. . _ _ ? ? H. SEMKEN, No J JO pa. av> between 9Ui and 10th sts. Mar JO WILLARD'S HOTEL, Old Point Comfort* Vt. rJ 'HE Proprietors take great pleasure in informing 1 their many friends and the public generally that this magnificent Bummer Hotel i* now being fitted up in the mo?t modern and comfortable style Tor the coiniof s?*^pn. The house will be opened on the fir't of Jvcne, with nothing left unprovided that may promote the comfort ana happiness of its guests. The proprietors also take much pleasure* in raying that tbey will be prepared and tuppy to acoommo date from the first of May any who may favor them with a call Bafcrd per day $2 00 By the week, per day ISO By the month, per day 1 26 Bath* free for the guests. ap 2-yr C. C. WILLARD k BR08. DR. D. MeFARLA.IT, :d xhut ist, Office?No. 332 Pennsylvania avenue, near Ninth street, Washington, D. C. Jim* FOB SALE?A Pair of BAY MARES, 7yea? , old next spring, wtil-bred,sound,stylish, gentle, spirited ana capital goers. They are_ well broken and perfectly free from tricks, anu will particularly suit any gentleman who is tond of driving. The owner parts with tbcm only because his purpose is to retrench his expenses. They can be seen at Southron's (late Birch's) Stable, on 14th street, south of Pa. avenue. For terms, or an op portunity to try them, enquire at tlie counter of the Star office. They will be sold a ba.gain. ap 3?tf 850 REWARD. RAN AWAY from the subscriber, living in Not tingham District, Prince George's county, Mary land, on Friday morning last, ths 16th instant, my negro man EMANUEL, who calif, liimself Emanuel Gough- He is about 25 years of age, dark complex ion, has a full set of teeth, has a scare on his fore head, one on his right arm, near the elbow, is five feet tight inches and a quarter high in his boon. He had on when he went away a suit of drab cloth and a black slouch hat. I purchased him of Mrs. arah Norwood, Saratoga street, Baltimore, and she has a brother of his living with her; and his mother (a free woman) also lives in Baltimore. His wife belongs to John L. Dufief, Esq., near Darne1* tewn, Montgomery county, Maryland. 1 will give a reward of twenty-five dollars for his apprehension, if taken in Prince George's county, ] and fifty dollars if taken elsewhere?in either case he must be brought home or secured in jail, so that I get him again. THOS. R. EARLY, mar23? !m P. O Nottingham, Md. SIL.VKR W AH K, PLATED WARE AMD PINK FA >CY GOODS.?Silver Coffee and Tea Sets, Sugar Bowls, Cream Jugs, Goblets, Cups, Spoons and Forks. Also, a great variety of magnificent Fancy Silver Ware, suitable for presents. Plated Coffee Sets, Castors, Baskets, Spoons and Forks, en best Albata. The articles are warranted as represented, and will be sold at a small advance. H. SEMKEN, 330 Pa. avunue, bet. tftii and lOtn street*, mar 29?tf MORE NEW DRESS GOODS. WE ?pen to-dav a beautiful stock of new and desirable DR?SS GOODS. Rich flounced Barege Robes, in black and colors A large assortment of Organdvs and Ficnch Lawns Rich Printed Bareges anu Silk Tissues Mousselines and Barege dc Lains, in great profusion White Plaid Cambrics, colored, brilliasts and chintzes Embroidered and dotted Swiss Muslins fluin Bareges in blue, pink, green, brov/n and tan colors Mourning good* in great abundance, in thick and thin fabrics. ALSO, IW STORE A large and full stock C! staple and domestic goods. We name in part <5 pieces bleached shirting cotton of th1' best brands 25 pieces all pure shirting linens, from 45 cts to ?1 per yard Table linens, towellings, and table napkins 1000 yards small figured lawns at 12# cts., war ranted fast washing cokrs, and well worth 25 cts 1.000 yards Barefe de Lain -t 12 V< cts., worth 25 cts All of which we invite purchasers to call and ex amine before making their selection. All articles warranted to be as represented. (ft^ We must insist upon the payment of all bills | which have been rendered TOLLEY & SEARS, ap IS?eo#t 593 7th st., 3d door a> ove Pa av. PURE GROUND PLASTER. BY the single ton, or larger quantity, always on hand and foe sale at our Stemn Mill, lower end of Union frt., Alexandria, va We are i repared to deliver it at any h'>ur at Page Wharf, fix* of Seventh street. Orders attended to with despatch. ap 10?eo5t CWISE h CO Memoirs of the countess of bles sington.?The Literary Life and Correspond ence of the Countess of Blessington, by 1L R. Mad uen, M. R J. A., 1 vol TAYLOR fc MAURY'S ap 14 Bookstore, near 9th st. 'IBAYLOR ?i MAURY'S ELASTIC PEN No. 27 l This pen, which is manufac.ured by Perry 8i Co , London, expressly for Messrs Taylor & Maury will be (Ound uoequal led in all the requisites of a good steel pen. Sold in gross boxes, price $1, at their Book and Stationery Store, near 9ih st. ap 14 ATCI1KS, JEWELRY, JIND SILVERWARE Always on hand a large assortment of the above, ?hich we offer at the lowest rates. M. W. GALT k BRO., mar 28 39# Pa. avenue FOB BALK?At th*: SENATE STABLE south of the Capitol, three apod work Bmsw, and one fine buggy bay Horse. Apply at the Stable#, or Senate Poet Office. mar 23 coin* PIANOS FOR SALE AND RENT. 1M1E subscriber has always on hand a assort ment of German and American ANOS, from the very best manufacturers*^ J J which he offers for sale at lower prices than can be purchased in the District of Columbia, and on the most accommodating terms. All Piano* purchased from me are warranted to give saUnfue uon. Old Pianos taken in exchange. B. REISS, Pn tV^ <?of Mu?i?, G, betw. Fourteenth and Fflwirth streets, eb G?3m* AN APPEAL TO COMMON SENSE. LBTTHI SICK HEAR TDK TRFTU. Cirn* jamik.?Wherever known his testl mony will be concliuive. But lest those who tio not know the Captain should be sceptical, Dr. Daw son & Bro., with others of the twst known and most highly respectable citizens of Eaaton, endorse his wonderful cure by HAMPTON'S YBG1TABL1 T1N0TUM. Easton, Oct. 4,1854. Mtsrrt. Mortimer ? Movbray : Gentlemen?I feel it my duty to yeu and the pub lie to certify to the effects of Hampton's Vegetable Tincture. I wan for more than five years laboring under a disease of Chronic Rheuuiausm. and the great part of that time 1 was so helpless that I had to be helped from my bed and dressed in my clothes 1 became reduced to a autre skeleton. All the incd iciaes I took done me no good, and I continued grow worse. I heard of Hampton's Tincture and thought 1 would five it a trial. At this time I did not expect to live one day after another. 1 I'd no take it (the Tincture) for the Rheumatism, but in a *bort time I was well nf Ihll disffcac. I roin iht effects of your 1 incture and the help of <? >il I uin now getting in good health. I wish all the afflicted to try Hampton's Vegetat.* Tincture, as I have d jne, with the same effect ti?at it has on Your obedient servant, Isaac BkHJaJTUI. We are acquainted with Isaac Benjamin i solo him some of Hampton's Vegetable Tincture, and be i deve the above statement correct. Dawbok k Bko. From our knowledge of Captain Benjamin we are confident that the above statement is true and un eiageralcd. J. A. Johhsoh, (;bauii R'lamio*. Call and get pamphlets patls, and tee cures oi Cough, Bronchitis, Rheumatism, Neuraim, I?vs [x pam, Nervousness and General W wakacQ. As a ?emale medicine or for delicate, cluldien we believe U SbyMORTIMER fc MOWBRAY, l? BiiU more street, Baltimore; and J04 Broadwsy. N. York Citas. Stott fc Co., J. B. Moobb, D. B. J^la*m Cladii fc Bowum, W. Elliot, and H. McP**m son, Washington ; also, by R. S. r. Cissbl, Gtwge town, and C. C. Bia*Y, Alexandria, and by Drug gtoii?v?r>wlwre. jan o?u FIRST ANNUAL BALL or TH* Western Hose Company ' o. 1, AT THE WASHINGTON ASSEMBLY ROOMS, on WEDNESDAY EVENING, April 25,1855. THE Committee of Arrang mints have much pleasure in annoancing to the friends of the Company and the public generally that they will spire no paine to make thia the best all of the season. Fleet's celebrated Cotillon Jland baa been engaged for the occasion. Tickets $1? admitting fl gentleman and ladies, to be bad of the Committee and at the door on the eve ning of the ball. No hats or cape allowed in the room except three worn by firemen. Mamartr* on tht part of Citiztni. Hon J W Forney, Hon J T Towers, Maj W B Scott, Col D C Lee, DrWB Magruder, J D Hoover, Clement Hill, " B? verley Tucker, Walter Lenox, John ('lark, B B French, R Wallach, <'has S Wallach, Abram Upshur, G W Riggs, Clark Mills, C H Winder, W T Dove, E C Morgan, D Ratcliff. S Redfern, S 8 Parker, Wm Brown, Captain Carrin^ton, W F Hayly, Luther Smnot, Andrew Hoover, R J Roche. John F Ennis N Callan. On the part of Firemen. 8 E Douglass, E d Wright, J Brandt, R Doyle, J A Tail, A Hatch, E G Evans, J T Suter. Committee of Arrangements on the jtart of the Com pmny. William Riggles, \V N Kecfe, Rdward Hailey, Jo? H Hilton, Robert Mastin, J F Edwards, ? Reception Committee. J F Hughes, J W Carr, W P Ilagerty, F N Holtzman, C W Dntry, G Edwards, T D?wdeny, G Mickum, T J Parker, J C Hager, J H May, S Tin Wei , Floor Manager*. R E Booth, Lewi* Roberson, Gustus Cogens, John R Spalding, Robert J King, F A Hager. ap 13?eofir THE FIRST GRAND ANNUAL BALL or THB WILL BE GIVEN AT FORREST HALL, GEORGETOWN, On THUR8DAY EVENING, April 19,1855. THE Members of the Club pledge ihemselres that no pains or eipense will be spared to make It one of the most pleasant Balls of the Season. Scott's Cotillon Band ba? been engaged for the occasion. Refreshments will be served up by an experienced caterer. No Hats or Caps will be admitted in the room, ex cept those worn by the respective Clflbs Tickets ONE DOLLAR, admitting a Gen tinman and Ladies, to be had of any of tbe members of the Club. Committee of Jlrran*ei?ftitt, Uriah D. Harrison, J. E. Calhoun, W. A. Cunningham, J. B. Davis, Uriah D. Hilton, Thomas Downing. Manager*. John Carr, J. E. Waugh, A. E. King, A. H. King, Gabriel Ficth. Moor Mana;ert. Gabriel Fitch. Uriah D. Harrison, Thos. Dowling. a,, 4?W,Wfceo4t* * JOHNSON ON MANURES, 1 vol, London Vatix on tilling and vertilining land, do Morfit on Manures, Philadelphia Dana's Muck Manual for Farmers, Lowell Dann on Manures, New York Ruffin on Calcareous Manners, Richmond Btown's American Muck Book, New York Practical Treatise on Manures, by the British So ciety, for the diffusion of useful knowledge And many works on Agricultural Chemistrv, on Fruit Culture, Bees, Cattle, Drainage, Tree Plant ing, and other branches of Gardening and Husband ry, many ol them imported from abroad. mar 29 FRANCE TAVLOR. SHIRTS!?SHIRTS! NE W SHIRT ESTAbLISHMENT! WASHINGTON, D. C HAVING added to our es ablishment a depart ment for tbe manufacture of SHIRTS, we are prepared to make to order Shirts of superior quality and finish. Particular attention paid to measuring, fitting and delivery at the shortest notice. Sample BosO?r*>, worked and plain Also, worked and plain French Cuflfs Hoys' Shirts of all qualities We shall give this branch our especial attention, and use every effort to give satisfaction in price, make and finish. Shirts not fitting can be returned. Gentlemen's Furnishing Goods in every style and quality. Supeiior stock ef Gloves. WALL & STEPHENS, Pa. avenue between Jkh and 10th ?ts Also. 304 Pa. avenue, 3 doors east of National Hotel. ap 11?eo6t Mr. W. HENRY PALMER, IllTHKBTO KNOWN AS ROBKKT HBLLKR, HAS much pleasure in informing his friends and the public in feneral that he has det? rtnined on locating himself in Una city, an3 is prepared to 1 receive pupils for instruction on the PIANOFORTE, HARMONY and COMPOSITION, n*: 1? permitted to refer to Mr George Rigga, Jr., and Mr. A. T Kieckhoefer, and any communication addressed to liim at Hilbus St Hue's music store, Penns)lvama avenue, will have immediate Attention ap 13?tf MILLINERY. . MRS. CHOATE ? Will open her spring style uf BON . NETS at her Rooms, 46 Louisiana! 'avenue, on Tuesday next, the 17th instant. Straw work bleached and Altered at the shortest notice. ap 13?2w WANDERINGS IN CORSICA, CORSICA ; Picturesque? historical and social, with a sketch of the early kfe of Napoleon, translated from the German by Edward Joy Morris?price $ 1 ?0 Lecture on English Literature frofa Chancer to Tennyson, by Henry Reed, price $1 35 Just published and for sale at TAYLOR h MAURY'S, mar $2 Bookstore, near 9th st. LOOK HIRE!!! MORE BOUNTY LAND TO JILL who served in art wii since 1790. whether as Officers Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Clerks, Indians, Chap lains, Wagon Masters, Teamsters, Landsmen, (or their widows or minor children) who have not yet received full 160 acres, and have been in service 14 days, will do well to write to us,pottpaid, and their Land Warrants will be forwarded to them for the above quantity, and no charge if tfae.y do not get it. LLOYD & CO., Claim Agent*? Office, opposite U. 8. Treasury, Washington City, D. C mar 6?3m NKW BOOKS at SHILLINGTON'S BOOKSTORE. The Immaculaie Conception; or, The Mother of I God; an exposition by the Right Rev. Bishop Ulli thorn e G owth in Holiness, or the Progress of the Spirit ual life, by the author of All for Jesus The Metropolitan Magazine for Aptil. The Slave of the Lamr, by Wm. North Everything iu the Stationery line All the new books published received immediate ly afterwards and for sale at SHILLINGTON'S Bookstore, Odc.n Building, corner 4^ st. and Pa. are. apr 5? WATCH ICS AND JSWKLRY.-I hav? oa hand a good supply of fine ?2 WATCHES and JEWELRY which will be sold very cheap to sua the times. Gold Le-^^^L ver Watches as low a* $25, warranted to^^^^ keep good time. Cull and see for yourselves at ihe store of J. ROBINSON, 349 Pa. ave., oppo. Browns' Hotel, mar 2W?dim tMA'S PATENT AMERICAN ACCORDBONS. 1 Several of these aew and improaed instrument* m.-l received and Air sale at tbe Music Depot o> HILBUS A HITZ. Also, 6 do*en of Fsw's new and cheap injunction Rooks, price 25 cents. The public arc invited to examine these Aceorde oi.s, having reeeived tbe 8r*t premiums in every ex i |iibtl.t>n exhibited. IllLBUS k UITZ, mar 94 Sole Agents. KVENING STAR. THE METROPOLITAN BAI-dOAD Obomiiown, April 17, 1855. Tbe apparent stern opposition of May or Addison to any further appropriations, on the part of our corporation, toward the construction of the Metropolitan Railroad, seems to hare cast something of a damper upon the hopes of the friends of that important work. We sincerely hope, however, that the Mayor will, be fore the second installment to our sub scription falls due, reconsider the matter au<} unite with the Councils in making at least one more effort toward its construc tion. .We have always regarded him a? a friend to judicious public improve ments ; and as this road is the only one that we could possibly engage in which I appears in the remotest degree to promise | arty immediate or remote benefits to] Georgetown, it certainly would be suici dal upon our part to abandon the project | now after having gone to the trouble and expense of procuring the charier, and surveying and locating the route?in a| word, making every arrangement neces sary for the commencement of the work.! Moreover, our position would certainly appear, in the estimation of the public,' rather ridiculous than otherwise were we I now to attempt anything like repudia tion. That the subscription has more than once been sanctioned bj' our citizcns | there can be no doubt. Before any ac tion was had upon it by the Councils a j majority of the voters of the town peti tioned for it; and on several occasions) after the subscription had been unani mously authorized by the Councils, and sanctioned by the Mayor, and the appro priation of 825,000 made to meet the) first installment, the same gentlemen who authorized the subscription and! made the appropriation were triumphant ly re-elected to their former positions. Moreover, after the subject of an addi-1 tional-tax for the special benefit of the road had been agitated for some three months, and thoroughly diseussed in public speeches and through the newspa pers of this town, two elections were had I for members of our City Councils, and [ not a single individual, to our knowl edge, was elected to either Board who] was not known to be a friend to the road. | Again, Mayor Addison complains that our Corporation debt is be'ng augmented I by the interest accruing upon the ?25,0001 which has been paid not being met. We grant that this interest has not been met: I but why? simply because the means pro- J posed for its liqu;dation, has not gone into effect, and will not until after the ] taxes for the present year shall have been levied, according to the act of Congress, granting us additional charter powers. After this tax shall have been collected, it will, doubtless, be met immediately, as we are satisfied that the rate of special tax authorized by Congress will, undei ] the late general assessment of the real and personal property in our town, yield | amply sufficient to meet promptly the 1 interest upon the whole amount of our subscription, when paid, and leave a sur I plus to be applied to the liquidation of j the principal, if necessary. While upon this subject, we would re mark that the President and Directors of J the road, at their last meeting, resolved to suspend, after the first May, the sal aries of all the officers, except that of tbe I Secretary and Treasurer, whose services it is actually necessary to retain. Spectator. C^rThe New York Sun says that a I company is soon to be formed in that city, for the manufacture of paper from saw dust and shavings, from which it lias been found by experiment that the most beautiful paper may be made. It I is estimated that saw dust can be pur chased for $5 per ton, and that the pro cess through which it will go in the pro duction oi' p?p?r will materially lessen the price of the latter. The s&tf dust is ] reduced to pulp, in the manufacture, by acids, and aflerwaids passed through an | operation similar to that through which the paper in use is subjected in its pre paration. From the saw dust turpentine is extracted in quantities sufficient to I make it an object of labor, and the acid ased in reducing the sawdust to pulp, is purified into its original strength, with the loss only of about ten per cent. 0"The most interesting and valuable experiments are now being made in Eng land to ascertain the weight of the earth's I * crust. To do this it is requisite that ev-11 ery description of stratum lying between the upper and lower pendulum used in making these experiments should have its weight exactly found, as well as its thickness measured. In some places, near the surface there are clay and earth: in others sand stone, limestone, shale, and then seams of coal; some of the strata are saturated with water, others are quite dry; all these varieties of deposits, in their respective conditions are distinct ly examined and weighed by the process es which science has recently discovered. Drath from a slight Causr.?The In dianola (Texas) Bulletin says: A death occurred in this place last week which it may be worth while to mention. A barber who was engaged in playing a game of ten pins, ran a splinter under the hail of his finger. For some time he gave it little or no care, but ultimately, becoming annoying, he gave it more at tention, and placed himself, we believe, under the care of a physician. Last week, strange to say, he died with lick jaw. Tna Depth op Miannbss.?A gentle man in Detroit, having turned a tenant out ct a house for the non-payment o" rent, found that he had dug up the roots of his grape vinos, sold them, and insert ed the end of tbe vine cut off into the ground to avoid exposure. THE WEEKLY 8TAR. fo?TifAm*i who m aftiu wtt to tllw ? cotnmiHwoB of twenty per cent. From thr Indiana *t:.te fcrntin*!, April 18. THE MOST HCRRftT.? *TT*V* OH RK OOKD? Yesterday evening, about dark, a re port reached town that a whole famil y were discovered buried under the floor of the cabin which had been occupied by the Hubbards, who are now in jail charged with tbe murder of Boyles. The awful news spread rapidly over town, and in half an hour or less, the Coroner, with a jury and thirty or forty citizens, had started for the place. We immedi ately set about finding the truth of tbe story, and are indebted to Mr. Jame8 Wilson for what follows. Yesterday (Tuesday) morning, Mr. Wilson and Mr. I. Thomas, constable, provided with a warrant, started down the canal to ar rest the wife of Hubbard, whom late de velopments rendered it highly probable that she was an aocomplk* in the mur der of Boyles. They proceeded to Mr. Gardiner'8 works, five miles west of the town, where they found tbe woman and arrested her. Mr. Loveland suggested to Mr. Wilson thot suspicions were en tertained that the Ilubbards had mur dered a whole family last fall. As soon as Mr. Wilson heard this, he, in company with Mr. Loveland, went to the house of Mr. Fisher, where they as certained that some time in September last, this Hubbard family went to board with a family by the name of French, who then lived in a cabin since occupied by the Hubbards. This French family consisted of seven persons, the father, mother and five children. They were a very poor family that ha 1 been living in the neighborhood six or seven years, and were well known by the neighbors. Dur ing last summer, the old man French had raised a small patch of corn, and some garden stufl, the whole of which, toge ther with the furniture was not worth over fifty dollars. Mr. Lewis, a near neighbor, went to the ctbin of French lo purchase his corn. He was met at the fence in front of the cabin by the Hulj bards, and was told that the night before1 Mr. French's brother had come along witha wagon, and had taken Mr. French s whole family away with him, and had started for Illinois, and that bey had purchased all their things, including the corn, garden and furniture. A day or two afterwards, Mr. Stearnes Fisher went over to enquire if the Frenchs needed any assistance, and was met in the same way by the Hubbards, and was told tbe 8%mc story. No suspicions were entertained at the time that foul play had been u?H.d, and nothing occurred until after the body of B>yles had been found and the Hub bards were arrested. It then began to be thought these monsters had murdered the whole family On hearing these s.atements Mr. Wilson determined to go and search the piemises. He thrn went down to Gardners work and procured a shovel and | ick and tried to ge^some one to go'with him. No one, h*cver, believed the story, and so no one volun teered to go. While they were talking Mr. Thomas came up, and he and >fr. Wilson proceeded to Hubbard's and found the door locked. They drew the staple with the pick and entered the house. They found tbe floor raised and some dirt removed. Mr. Miles Morgan, constable, had been there a short time previous searching, and had discovered a piece of skull bone and had gone away. They then proceeded to dig away the dirt and so?n discovered the body of an infant, very much decayed. They im mediately left and came ap to town and got the coroner, who summoned a jury, consisting of Stearnes Fisher, J. Lewis, D. Brooks, F. Loveland, M. W. Stober, and Dr. J. W. Jdlison, who at once pro ceeded to the place, which they reached about seven o chck last eveniug. In the presence of a large company, they proceeded to examine the place where the infant had been discovered, and horrible to relate, found seven bodies, consisting of the entire French family. Their skulls were all broken in, and the legs of the old man French and his wife were broken, so that they could be doubled up and forced into the hole, which was three or four feet deep ! They were laid in a heap, the father and mother at the bottom, and the children )n top. The babe was about fifteen - nonths old, and the oldest child about ifteen vears old. There were three girls ind two boys. The children were much lecayed, but the parents were still sound ind were easily recognized by those who lad known them. There is rot the least doubt but what .he Hubbards are guilty of this whole sale and damning murder. It is almost ,00 horrible for belief, but facts are as ibove stated, and the conclusion is irre iistible. The Hubbards are all in jail. Vlrs. Hubbard will be examined to-day. There seems to have been no other mo jve than the obtaining what few world y goods this poor family possessed, which were not worth over fifty dollars# Mint Saucb.?Many of our country riends do not know what a luxury they leprive themselves of when they eat Lamb, e'.ther boiled or baked, without mint sauce. Set a few roots of spear mint in one corner of the garden, and they will soon furnish an abundant sup ply. Strip oJ the leaves and chop them line, add an equal amount of sugar, and jover the whole with vinegar. A small Lea-cupful of tbe mixture is sufficient for ? large family. Try this, and see if it is not preferable to greasy gravies.?Okie Cultivator. Strawberries.?Our markets, yester day, gave charming proofs of the speed with which spring is opening the way for summer's fruits. Already sbe show ers her own treasures on us with a boun tiful grace, strongly emulous of her sis ter's coming days. The beautiful straw berry decked the stalls in tbe earlier part of the morning, with what might almost be called profusion.?N. O. Picayune, April 10.