J^Tfi EVENING STAR BUSHED EVERY AFTERNOON, lEXCEPT SUNDAY J At ftfce Star Building, rom*r Pennsylvania ax*nut and Eleventh street, m j W. D. WALL ACK, WHI be wrvcd to ?ubecriben in the cltie* of Wash tagtoa. Geor*< town, Alexandria, Baltimore and roiadclptiia, at SIX AND A QUARTER CENTS, prtyabie weakly to the Agent*. To Bail subscribers the Mfeeetiptlon price to THREE DOLLARS AND FLTTY CENTS a year In arftxmce,TWO DOL LARS for SIX MONTHS, and ONE DOLLAR for THREE MONTHS. C^Sikgls coptaa on cam*. VOL. V. WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY. APRIL 23. 1855. NO. 718. R*Y-_JPhn LAW A HAH, PASTOR OF THE EXETER STREET, M. E. CHURCH?A strong desire to benefit the afflicted induces htm thus to cenf/. We chal' enge any other medicinn to present such a ma^ of testimony from gentlemen ?ad ladies of high standing of our own we J-known ctttxens. who testify of cures of COUGH, BRON CHITIS, RHEUMATISM DYSPEPSIA, fcc Bai.tzuorr, January 24th, 1855. Mtmrt. Mortimer 4* Mowbray: I uk" pieHrtur<- in saying to you that I hnve used 7 ?t ''Hampton's Tincture" with very great profit. From a ?>rioui t.ir*at affection, my jr-neral health t?~d become very much imj.aired, when f com menced to uw '? Hampton's Tincture." I found its effects upwi my general health most salutary.? My nenrou-" sy.-tem ;uid digestive organs soon rent ed up under its use. I hare several times rec .mir.i-oded it to my frends, and in every case, as far as I hare been in formed, they have use it with success. Yours truly, ?John LAHAH**,Pa?tr!r Of Eittrr at., M. E. Churcu, Baltimore. BLEEDING OPTIIE LUNGS. Roj-.tsh, N. C., Feb.8, 1855. Jfeswt. Mortimer f M w>ray: I do here y certify that about twelve months ago i was taken with a severe hemorrhage of the Lungs and had four attack* of it I w;u advised to try Dr. Hampton's Vegetable Tincture 1 procured one bottle, aud after taking which, I was xatisfied that I was murh better; and that, af er taking the fourth bottle, I was entirely well, and now I enjoy as good b?alth as ever I did in my life. I can, and do, with cut the least hesitation, recommend tbe Tincture to a l persons afflicted in icy way. Toon, Geo. W. Wbaklbt. CURE FITS?HEAD ! Mart t?t7 ? Sick than Gol<L?f mm one ol the m03t fuspectab'j Drucjists in South Carolina. Cbaribstos, S. C. Sept. 21,1853. liw). MarTtRsa Mowbrat:?The sale *f | your Hampton's Vegetable Tincture is increa^nt everv day, and every bottle sold recommends thi* | valu . !e medicine to the afflicted. Several of our Sar'.ers have tried it in different cases with astou Uirg Hccesj, and are gett.ng it by half dozens. It bas jeei? found to be the greatest iein?'dy for rheu mat ! affections, iiid a wonderful t :ue ha? been performed on a ne?ro bo?, suffering from Fits. 1 will furnish you with a nauiber of certificates if you wuh i.i e:u I am. gwitfcme.i years. W. G. Trott. Call and get pamphlets craii^ ai.d see car?-s ot C High, B oiichiti.-, Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Dys t>epma, Nervousness aod General Weakness. As a fe-nale medicine or f >r delicate children we believe ii unequalled. Sold by MORTIMER b MWB.tAY, 140 Bnlti m-yr* street, Baltimore, and 30* 3roauw.-y. N. York Csas- Stott 8i Co., J. B. Moork. D. B. Clazzx Claris k Bowi i.no, W. Elliot. an.! H M? Phxr ?or, Washington ; also, by It. S. F. Ci sbl, Geo'ge town ; and C. C. i'brry, Alexandria, and bv Drut f!^ts everywhere. feb 21?tr TREAsrRV DzrAiTltrr, March 5, 1855. NOTICE is HF.RKBY GIVEN to the holders..: stock of he United States described in the fol lowing notice of 3d January la?t. t.'iat for the pur p>Me of completing the f.urchase of the antrum therein named, this depart-oent will continue to purchase, upon the terms of said notice, to the ex tent ol the residue ot the sum proposed not yet oh mined?say $1,158,585 05, if *a'd stocks are offered and received here prior to the first day of June neit: Treasprv UrrARTMENT, January 3, 1?55. Notice is hereby ?iven to the bidders of th? fal lowing descnted stock* of the United States, that this department is prepared to pur" a*"?, at any tiru between tbe date hereof and the l.~t day of Mar h next, portions ot thorn Mocks, amounting in the r.g gregate to $1,1100.000. in the manner and on lie te ms heTeinauer mentioned, to wit: In case of any cnKiaictt eowp'litiot, **r.bin tt.e amount stated, preference will be g ven in the f>rder of time in which said stocks n.ay be offered. Th- j certificates, duly assigned U? t?ie United States by the parties who are to receive the amonn- t.iereof, j must be trasso iUed to this department; upon the receipt wh< rrof, a pr <-e will be (?aid com[>outided of the following parti ulars: 1. Tbe par value,or ai.iount speci5edin each cer tificate. 2. A premium on the stock of the loan authorix d by the ?et ot July, 1816, redeemable November 12, 1856 of2.lf percent.; ?>n the stock of the loan au thonxed by Hie act of 1843, reJeemable 31st Decem ber, 1882, of 10 per cci:t.; on the stoek of the loan> authonxid by the arts of 1847 and 1818, a d ?? deein able, tiie former on th 31st l>ecember, l^T, and the latter on ih?9nh June, 18t?8, of 10 per cent; and on the stock of the loan autleirixed by the act ofl850, and redeemab'e <?n tl?e31?tot l>ecenibcr, iaft. (commonly called the Texan indemnity,) 6 per cnt. 3. Interest on the par of each certificate from the 1st of Janu ?ry, 1955, to the date r.f receipt and set tlement at the Treasury, with the allowance (for the money to reach the owner) of on* day's interest is addition Pavment for said stocks will be made in drafts of the Trt-a^urer of the United States, on the assistant reasurcr at Boston, New York,Philadelphia, as the I parties way direct. L Bot to certificate will be entitled to the benefit of | this notice which shall not be actually received at the Treasury on or btfure the sai-1 1st day of March | next. JAMES GUTHRIE, mar 6?dtJunel Pccre arv of the Trea-mrv. PALMER'S PATENT LEG. Tl'HIS AV1EBICAN INVENTION J utands unrivalled l?*th in tin;' country aitJin Euroi?e. lti-'wornby 1^100persons, ard Willi ni'"-t nstonisliinz Miccesa. In competition witii 30 irt.n r . ub-titiitcs oi the best trencii, En^li*!:, and German manufacture,It received the award of the stuAT rioal at the Woai.o's Exu!ii ti?s ir Lorro;*, as the be>t artificial luob known. In rhi f country it has lieen thirty omes exhibited, in ciKnpeiitk-u with all others, at the annual Fairs in lite ^naeipnl cities,and has, in ?very iattJicc, received tbe award of the highest or first psemium. And as a crowning honor, by tbe unanimous approval of an interna tional council, the u first Premium" ? noly Stiver Mrdal given for Luab ?was awarded the inventor, at the New York Crystal Palace. Pamphlets giving full inf-wination, sent gratis to every applicant. B. PRANK PALMER, 379 Ciiesnut street, Philadelphia. ft?b 28?3m NOTICE OF COPARTNERSHIP. ~ ENRY BABRON 8i SOLOMON' STOVER ___ have this day formed n Copartarmhipfor th purpose of carry ing ou the Wood and Coal buainets in all its brar.clies. our jards are si'uated on the corner of 31 st and I streets, Washington, and on the moal, nesi Semmes's planing mill, Georgetown At either M tbe above pltces persons in want of Wood and Coal of the very best quality, and ou the mo i rra-onable terms, will at all times find an assor:ment cqua , ti not superior, Ut that in any yard in the District. All orders filled with car?*, t.roinptnr.s. and dls patch. BARRoN 6l STOVER. Georgetown, D. C., April 10th, 1855. apr 12?dim fi'WO SECOND HANI) PIANOS POR HALE J. or rent up??n reasonable term . ar tiie Wa hing ton C<ty D-pot for the viJe of Hallet, Davis & Co., Bacon h. Raven, and oth r Pianos. JOliN P. ELLIS, P.iM 306 I'a. uvlbuu SPl?C7ACLKJi, EVE GLASSES, kc , Gold, Silver, and fin>. Steel Spictacles, Eye ses, tic Particultr attention paid to the selenl -u &f 6>aa?es adapted to the eyes of wearers. M W G.ALT k CEO., Jt wel? t?, (34 Pennsylvania aveace. tur 8ft?tf Jrt-uuj H iltn Bi.AtH o: ev?-ry widii. tuid IV quality, from "5 cents u;?, v^ry ch ap Raid and plain Silks, P.nk, wbite ar.d bt'R waited ] Silks for Maaullss TWhite, pink, blue and mode col'd Shalleys White, pink, blue, ?re?-n, coru and moJe colored Frencil Mousse.in>*s 15 pieces plain Bi r< gr, ia every shade at 25 cent), very cheap gM?d> White, pi?ik, biu?-, ma, brown, an 1 mode colored Bareges, in line quality 1100 pieces Lawns and Ja. koaets in every quality ' Also, a well assorted stock of Domestic Goods AU of wlucH wul be sold at very low pacta. Customers vill do well to give us a call. WM. R RILEY, Corner 8th st. and opp. Centre Market, mar 31?lm _ CUPPING AND LEECHuTd. Jl LIU* kKJLIKUS J OULI) respectfully mlorci tiie pubi.e that he y is prepare to attend to the business ?>f Cu^ i and Leeching at his Barber .Shop, ?,utn side of aiisylvania avemi- , between 13ui and 13>> sts. Calls pi mptty attnulcd to 1:1 ail paru of uie city, >d at very reasonable charges. mar 31?lm* N OTK E TO FLU riri fS-?RI-ENBRANDT'S superior Premium Dwuonic FlntesaiMi t la nin eties will be ou exhibition anJ lor tnle for a few dayg at HILBL'S * HITZ'3 Music D?pot. IV W TO THE LADIES. tollLm *188 3 J. THOMPSON ? nnw prepared to show oorlnmHPI and well elected stock .f Milliners ?Hr lestsrvi^ ?? 8? j"51 ?l*ned? o' t!ie la- ^ md wV riirrf n ?* *re Rl lh" lowest prices, S-wtLcM^tbei^,?ca"^ ??" our\a~?i fitfully cail their attention to Pp-^timprv"r-i *l*n<konie ^tock of Fancy Good v Hl2^?I.N80N * munro, Wo. 310 Pennsylvania avenue, First door west of Walur Harper & Co 'a. mar 18? MRS. L. ALIEN, 7* 4 -Vo- 3?* P* avenue. betu>teri Ninth /iiM'l* }jLYI OTid 7VnM sftrwfe,south tide, SR ? WwW 111 ?P?n ?n Saturday, 7th instant, a t. xtf-n*1 ve and beautiful a#*mment of Spiin* T1'.V V !. E R Y? insulin* of Crape, Silk, Lace, spotted Crape an | Grass Linen HATS, including Straws oi.every^description. Al?, Mines' Dross * jH Flat*, fcc. 'l. ALLEN, ap 4? D?API|B,. rURBD.?The following is taken from Scott's ??? ee! .Iv: P^rN?s?*"~We ntoinnd that the nerm J?'1-J1' h** flowed the u*e < if SCARPA'S ACOUS . A ' "j cafem of Dr&f J*?se, hat. been astonish ii;j, tliou<ands ot persons i avini; been cured, whose case- wera considered ho. The calls for this "N P*r" of th? country, it being, on ^!r?Ke' 4*e * ar,'c,e before the public for the cure of that discerning disease. : J!e P?"icnlar and buy of Z. D. OILMAN, Wash nston. D. C., and S S. HANCE, Baltimore, Md.,as r r **La l ?'uncle in the market. leb 28? MJCIIAEL NOURSE, '?T V^B. A1WD AGENT F. II BOUNTY LAND CLAIMS, AND FOli THE rniVVPr ,^,v;rE He has in his possesion Uie ROLLS of the \Iili*a or the District in the Warol 181?, and will prepare c, r Atioiia and papers fur eoldiers/Fjridows, and orphans. ap 11?ec'(k C. WARP.ISKR, WATCHMAKER, 'EW Y\ HEELS, PINIONS, AND EVERY KIND of repairs to watches. *o. 330 f?aii*yivanla u-inui. (Between Ninth and Tenth streets ) mar 3d? lm- WASHINGTON, D. C, DENTISTRY. Rb- DONALD 50N, Dentist, late of the firm (if i. Mini & D?< jaidson, continues to manufacture and insert those beautiful 4r2xS?v porcelain teeth, with or without gums, tor specimens of lehicli (made and de posited by the late firm) wa< awartid the first premium at the Mechanics' institute Fair, recently held in this city -Ti'T are crved and rhaded to suit each particular cas;, and their resemblance to the natu ral nriatu is ;? perfect as to deceive the most prac tW'd eye. Particular attention also paid to filling and pre .nervine to* natural teeth. ' moderate and all operations warranted, ''n*-* *?uthwest corner Seventh and T? s s en *?-' '> mar 21-fin. TAKtS HOTI. K NEW SPRING AND SUMMEJ: GO DS. VY 'BROWNING, Mer hant Tailor, unrier ? > the I n:ted States Hotel, has .just received a ?trge supply oi Spring and Summer tJoods. and id now prepar it to off. r great bargain* to all in want or good and fashionable cloilsiag. His " Ready made Clothing " will be sold at ihe follow ma low prices: ? V\ h le suits, Coat, Pa:it:?loor^>, an d Vest, of U::n cloth or cashmere, f.>r .<512. Fine Black Fro?-k and Dre. ? Coa *jt, from ?10 to * i Oi Good Business Coats for ,97. Black and Fancy Pants, to >m 9-1 to .97. Maraeil es nd Silk VeKts. fp.m <r>M ?5. He keeps alwr-w on hr a Ian?e assortment ol rancy air.cles. such as Shi ris, Gloviis, Cravats, Uci brelias, fcc. "Sole Agent for the sa'?j of Scott's Fashions.' mar 19?tj. * HAUL** 11% ?k. Kg, Architect. Pa. avenue, betw :en Tenth and KLcveidK ttreeis,) . WAS! ilNOTOM, n. c. \\ **''? c?ntini:e ? o furnish Plans, detail working ? v Dtawings ?? jd s|>ec;ficatiaus o buiidinzs ??' every d^npdna.a sd also m superintend their < rer i ion ? ? - feh I ? PROSPERra CORNET BAND NO. 1 VTR. FREDERICK PROSPEKI begs leave to in , ?*; . * fr* nds and I.-rmer patrons that tint band has been lull* re organized and is now undei f*.h ?tii>,!i^n^ r,e >s fa'ly prepared With a band ot the most Scxenrjic Musicians in the city, to lur iiuh music tor Ba ds, Parties, Paraden, Pic Nics, Ex ctimoni, ac., at the shortest notice pcssiMe, by ap :H,(;K PHnSPF',U. Leader.CHAs PROSPER!, Ls inductor; HILBUS <k HITZ'S Mu mc Depot, or r t PETER TALTAVUL'S, opposite feh %t?aiTlh0n street. Navy Yard. FINE WATCHES. H'^YF.VG made a considerable addition to mv ?ock of COLD Itr NTI.Va FATf KT L8VKRB, 80 J LADIIB' WATCHCS ot rin i quality, heavy 18 caiaii CSeCf . A'so. SILVER WATCHES for boys. I offer them at greatly reduced prices. The movements are selected with great care, and every Watch is warranted. I Persons m want of a fine timekeeper are invited to examine my assortment. 11- FEMKEN, No. 330 Pa. avenue, betw. tfih aiid iuth ats. mar 30 |> * * < O Jl * WITH DbFKC't iVa *? vision are invited to examine my extensive stock f t all kinds of SPE< TA * L'LES and EYEGLASSES. Glai?es< of any kind, such as Cataract, Par* bo I a, - I eriscopic, Double Concave, Doable Conv< x, and Colored glasses, p?t in at sfiort notice, with great care, and persons in want of glasses may be sure to get those which benefit the eye. A*- Cirt liars "befecti ve Vis.on," gratis at ? II. 8 KM KEN'S, 330 Pa. avenue, betw. 9th and 10th els. mar o0 TABLE CUTLERY, ALB ATA FORKS AND SPOONS, lie JUS ^received a largn assortment of superior Ta ble Cuth ry of every variety. , *'??'?? le of the finest quality ALBATA ^caI^'JEa st,'s' CAKE BA8 M. W. GALT Jt BRO., 39ft Pa. avc., betw. 9ih and 10'Ji sts. Ear 12?tf ATTENTION, OLD S0LD?ERS. LL 'fy old frit nd* for whom I obtained Bounty i?r 5^ m ,eSH quant ties than ICO acres are i-Tely iisijraed that their names and a memoran dum of it eir urae is ? n my Book, so that their de clarauora for additional ?ounty Laud ca*i be made With IkCility Mauy of tho. e who failed to obtain land for w i&t of time, are entitled to 160 acres and ci?a obiaio the same by calling on me. Seamen, ordinary Seamen, Marines, Clerks, l*andsaen, (of the Navy) W agon Misters, Team* fteis, h.c., fce , in any war, wdl find it to their ad vantage to call or semi their cases to me Advice gratis to those s JJiers, seamen and wid ows who are unable to pay. Refer to any honest man in Washington. JOHN D. CLARK, Agent, No. 5JIT Twelfth street we9t. ap 7?lm* A BOOK VirHICn EVERY BUSINESS MAN IN THE J v DISTRICT W ANTS.?Tlie Washington City Uirectory. onlv 75 cen s a copy, half price, can be had at ALEX AD\MSON'S,ob Seventh street, opposite t'i tho Post Otflce, where lie keeps con staotly on hand a fine assortment of Blank Books, Peas, Ink. Paper, Playing and Visiting Cards, Games, ?e. He is agent for all the cheap publications, Magazines and Newspapers. London Illustrated ?ewe. Bell's Life, Times and runth received by ?vary steamer. , w yprk Herald, Times, and Tribune received y "^'t ?ad delivered to subscribers ?a/ 'J6? lm ever ma; HAIR WORK. I 1 i ? E*LT^ of 11 'r' "uch ?=* Bracelets, Chat V/ elams, Chaj.is, Breastpins, Earrings, Finger am ,nl*4e,,n ?*" ?y desired design. All orders faithfully miande ' to. Specimens may be teen &i mv store. Mn ain D w "? 8EMKEN, Mar ? #T,?bctWNO 9tb and 10th its. WILLARD'S HOTEL, Old Point Comfort, \m, I'HE Proprietor* lake great pleasure in informing their inmy friends and the public generally that this magnificent Summer Hotel i now being fitted up in the mn-t modern ?nd comfortable style lor the e< ming M'aMnn. The house will be opened on the [ fir t of June, with nothing left unprovided that may ' promote the co fort an?l happiness of its cuesis. The proprietors also take much pleasure in ?aying tli.it they will he prepared and hippy to accommo date from the first of May any who ina? favor them with a call Board prr day $2 00 By the weeki per day 1 .50 By the month, per day . 1 25 Baihs free for the guests. ap 2?tf C. C WILLARD k BROS FOR SALE?A Pair of BAY MARES, 7 ycar? old next spring. w<ll-bred^our.d.sty!i.-h, gentle, spirited and capital goer*. Th?'y are well broken and perfectly fre- from tricks, and will particularly uit any gentleman who is tond of driving. The owner parts with them only because his purpose i* t.-? retrench his expenses. Tiiey can beseen at Southron's (lute Birch's) Stable, <>n 11th street. south of Pa avenue. For terms, or an op portunity to try them, enquire at the countcr of the Star office. They will be s-dd a ha. gain. ap 3?tf . $50 REWARD. RAN AWAY from the subscriber, living in Not tingham District, Prince George's county, Mary la.id, on Friday morning last, the 16th instant, my negro man EMANUEL,who calls himself Emanuel Goitglr lie is about 25 years of .ige, dark com ilex ion, has a fall <?et of teeth, has a scare o ? hi* fore head, one on bis ri^ht arm, n? ar the elbow, is five feet eight inches and a quarter high in his born. He had on when he went away a cuit of drab cloth and a black siouch hat- I purchased him of Mrs. -arali Ilarwood, Saratoga street, Baltimore, and die has a brother of his living with her; and his mother (a free woman) also lives in Baltimore. His wi'c belongs to John L. Dufief, E?-q., near Darnel town, Montgomery coun-y, Maryland 1 wiil 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 case he must be brought home or secured in jail, so that I get him again. THOS. It. EARLY, mar 23?tin P. O Nottingham, Md. OlhVER VVAFE, PLATED W4K? ABIUFISR PA -CV ?Silver I Coffee and Tea Sets, S??ar Bowls, Cream Jugs, Goblets, Cups, Spoon* and Forks Also, a gretit variety of magnificent Faney Silver Ware, suitable | for presents. Dated Coffee Set-, Cantor?, Backets, Spoons and Forks, on l?est A lbs.'.a The irtieles are warranted as represented, a:.d will be <old at a .-mall advance. Tl. SEMKEX, 330 Pa. avenue, bet. 9tli and 10th streets, mar 2!)?tf MEM >IKS OF THE COUNTESS OF BLE3 sington?Tee Literary Life and Correspond ence of the Countess of Blesiin&ton, b> R R Mad ' uen, M. R J. A., 1 v.il TAYLOR h MAURY'S ap 14 Bookstore, near 2th ft. 'PAVLOR 8t MAURY'S ELASTIC PEN No 27 1 This pin, which is manuftc ured by Perry U 1 Co , London, expressly i'or Messrs Taylor At Maury will be tound unequalled in aH the requisites wf a I go"d steel pen Soi l in gross boxes, price ?1? at ' their Hook and Stationery Store, near 9ih st. ap 14 WA.1 Cil EK, JEVVELRV -iS'b SILVERWARE Always on hand a large assortment of the above, which we offer at the lowest nte*. M W. GALT MRO., mar 28 Pa avetiue 4. PIANC3 FOR SALE AND RENT. I HE rubscriVer has always on hand a ae-ml ment ofGt iman nnd American PI ANOS, iroiri tlie very best m inufactuiors ffjf 5 ? which tic offers for sale at lower prices thao can be purchased in the District of Columbia and 11 the most accommodating terms. All Pianos purchased fr m iue are warranted to give satisfac uon. Old Pianos taken in exchange. B. REISS, Professor of Music, G, betw. Fourteenth and Fifteentli streets, eb 0?:im* 2(?OLlAN PIANOFORTES. /?i Another of these beautiful instruments made by T. Giliiert fit Co., Boston, can now be seen ai our Music Depot. Also, a splendid papier rnachc case parlor Melo deon, made by P. G Gardner fit Co, Conn. ,1 HILBUS fit HITZ, r I _mar2fi "lar Buildings. AN APPEAL To COMMON b'ENSL LIT TIH SICK HEAP. TI1E TRUTH. Captain Benjamin.? V\ iicrevcr known his testl inony will be conclusive. But lest thojo who du not know the Captain should he sceptical, Dr. Law son i* Bro., with others of the best known and mom highly respectable citizens of Easton, endorse hi? wonderful cure by HAMPTON 3 ViMBTABLB TINOTGRJI. I Kaston, Oct. 4,1854. * Mmra. Mortimer >V MwWay : Gentlemen?1 ftel it my cuty to yeu and the pub lie to certify t'A^he effects of Hampton's Veg'-'.ahlt Tincture. 1 was for more thin five years laboring under a di.-eaar of Chrot:ic Rheumatism, and tht great part of that time i vru so helpless that I hat. to be helped from my bed and dressud in my clothe: I became reduced to u mvre skeleton. Ail tin; meu icmes 1 took done mc 110 good, and I continued t. grow worse. I heard of Hampton's Tincture una thought 1 would give it a trial. At this time 1 di." not expect to live one day after another, i lid 110. take it (the Tincture) tor the Rheumatism, but it a short time 1 was well of that disease. From tht < fleets of your '1 incturc and the help of God i an now getting in goo.; health. 1 wi?h all the afflicted to try Hampton's Vegetal.>< Tincture, as 1 have d me, with the same effect ui.l it has on Your obedient servant, Isaac CexjaWin. We arc acquainted with Isaac Bcajami-i, >ol. him someot Hampton's Vegetable Tincture,and ts deve the above statement correct. Dawson fit Ero. From our knowledge ot Captain Benjamin we art confident that the above statement is true and un exonerated. J. A. Jounsox, Charles Robinson. Call and get pamphlets gratis, and see cere.- o. Cough, Bronchitis, Rheumatism, Neui.uiua, Dvs pejisia. Neivousiiee" and GeneraJ ?\ eakuess. As t> ?.'male medicine or for delicate childien we buliev* it uaequalle 1. Sold by MORTIMER & MOWBRAY, 140 BalU more street, Baltimore; and 304 Broadw.Qv, N. Votk C'bas. Stott Sl Co., J. U. .Moore, D. B. Claris ClaRce & liowuie, W. Elliot, and II. McI'uer son, Washington; also by R. S. F. Cissel,George town, and C. C. Berry, Alexandria, and by Drug gists ever, v*he e. jan H?tr JOS. NEFF'S PREMIUM VIOLINS AND VI olincellos can b-; seen at our Music Deput. Amateurs and the profession arc invited to call and try these excellent instruments I11LHUS Dt HITZ, Agents. A gpod Contrabafs lor sale |.>w for cash, if imme diate application be made as abi>ve. mar 23 JOHNSON ON MANURES, 1 vel,London Vatix on tilling and vcrti.'ixing land, do Morfit on .Manur s, Philadelphia Duna's Muck Manual for Farmers, Lowell Dana on Manures, New York Rufiin on Calcareous Manners, Richmond B own's American Muck B??;k, New Yoik Piactieal Treatise on Manures, by 'he British So ciety, for the diffusion of useful knowledge And many works on Agricultural Chemistry, on Fruit Culture, Bees, Cattle, Drainage, Tree Plant ing, and other branches ofGardwning au.i Husband ry, many ol them imparted from abroad, mar 29 FRANCK TAYLOR. NOTICK ?I received this day a new assort ment of SLEEVE BUTTONS arid STUDS, of | the latest styles. Also, a variety of other new Goods: as Vest Chains,Chatelains, Bracelets,Pins, Earrings, Rinse, etc. Great inducements offered to purch??cn?. II. SEMKEN, No. 330 Pn avenne, bet- 9th and 10th st'. ftT- New PuitU$ put to Gold Pens at short no'ice. | Diaiuot.ds remounted, and Jewelry made to order. mar 29 -tf __________ ij \A'i PATENT AMERICAN ACCORDEONS. Several of these ne w and improaed instruments just received and tor sale at the Mumc Depot o' HILBUS A HITZ. Also, 6 dozen of Faa'i new and cheap instruction Books, pri'-e 25 cents. The publle are invited to examine these Accorde on*, having rtMrelved the first premiums in every ex hibit on exhibited. HILBUS & HITZ> mar 94 Sol? A|eata. FIB8T GBAFD ANSUAL BAIL or THE MONUMENTAL CLUB, AT CARUSrS SALOON, WRDRK8DAT V VBNiNO. April %3, ; HE Monumental Club hnvp much pleasure in 4 announcing to their friends an.1 th.? public gen orally that tbeir first Annual Ball will b? given as above Th* Club pledge that no effort on their pirt will be spared to make ail wh - honor 'hem with their presence, a pleasant and agreeable time. A superior band of music has been engaged Tor the occasion The Supper and Refreshment department has been (Narad in the hands of an experienced caterer. TiCKcts, 41- -adi:uUin? a gentleman and ladies, to be ImsI of any member of the Club, or at the door on t he evening of the ball. No hatsmu cap* allowed in the room excep: those worn by different Clubs. Committee oj drrangemenU, M P Flanoyin, 8 Savage, J W Franklin, T Withers, A J Baker, S Dawes. Manc'trt. 3 Withers, C Pulaski, H Gait, C Rupe t, II Cor? VV Berry, B Franalin, C Hunt, 8 Croggins, J Key worth. Floor Manager*. J Franklin, 8 Savaje, ap 18-WSMTuW FIRST ANNUAL BALL 01 Til K Western Hose Companyr* o. 1, AT THI WASHING TON ASSEMBLY ROOMS, OS WEDNESDAY EVENING, April 2.., 1855. THE Committee of Arrangements have much pleasure in announcing to the friend* o." the Company i'.nd the public feneraily that they wi'l ?p?rc no pains to make this the best all of the season. Fleet's celebrated Cotillon Band has been engaged i far the occasion Tickets $1?ilmitting a aentleroan and ladies, to be bad of the Comm.ttee and at the door on the eve ning of the ball. No r:sts or caps allowed ia the loom except those j worn by firemen. Manager* on t'ic part of Citizens. Hon 1 W Forn?y, lion I T Towers, Maj W B Scoit, Col D C Lee, I)r W B M^gruder, J I) Hoovrr, Clement Mill, B? veriey Tucker, Walter Lenox, John Cl'arit, B B French, R Wallach, Chas 8 Wallach, Aliram Uoshur, |G W R'ggs, Clark Mills, C II Winder, WTI) ve, E C Morgan, P Ratcliff. 5 R< dtVrn, 8 S Parker, Wm Brown, Captain Cairington, W F Rajly, Luther Andrew Hoover, K J Ruche. [ John F Earns N Callan. On the part of Firemen. SEP' u?la.?, E S Wright, J Sandcrjon, R Doyle, J A Tait, A Hatch E G Evans- J T Suter. Committee of Jlrrangements on the part of the Com puny William Riczl >?, W N Ke< re, F.dward lianley, Jos II Hil on, Robert Mustm, J 1" Edward:-, Pecc-tion Com iiter. J F Hughes, J VV i arr, W P II.iiertT, FN Holrzman, C W Drury, G Eiwrdf, iTDewdeay, G Mickurn, T J Parker, J C linger, J H May, H Tin le , Floor Man"sen. R E Booth, Lewis Uob-rsnn, I Gustus Cozens, John R "'paldii^, Robert J King, F A Ilagir. ap 13?eof>t* Mr. W. HENRY PALMER, HITHHSTO K lOWX AS R: UK- LtR, HAS much pleasure in informing his friends and the public in general that he ha? det rniined on lo atin^ himself in this city, and is pre|>ared to receive pupils for instruction on the H ANO FORTE, H ARMONY and COM POSITION. He is permitted to refer to Mr Gc;?rg? Riggs, Jr., and Mr A. T ; Kiuckhoefer, and any communication addre?<?d to j him at II Ibus & Ilitz's music store, Pennsylvania [ avnii', will have immediate attention ap 13?tf MILLINERY. MRS. CHOATE | Will open her spring style of BON-I NETS ut her Rooms, 4-6 Louixiaual 'avenue, on Tuesday next, the 17ih instant. Straw work blcached and altered at the shortest notice. ap 12- 2w LOOK HERE!!! % M ORE BOUNTY LAND TO JILL who served Jtl in any war since 1790, whether as Olhcers Seldiers, Sailors, Marines, Clerks, Indians, Ciiajt :ains, Wagon Masters, Teamstvrs, Lai.dsin?n, (or their widows or minor children) who have not yet received fall 16!) acres, anil have b*jen in service 14 days, will do well b write to us. j>o*f/>aui, and their Land Warrants will be forwarded to them tor the above quantity, and no charge if they do not get it. LLOYD &. CO., Claim Agent's OfF.c, opposite U. S. Treasury, Washington Ci'y, D. C mar 6 - 3m llflCW BOO It* at I> SHILLINdTON'8 BOOKSTORE. The Immaculaie Conception; or, The Mother of God; an exposition by the R gl.t Rev. Bishop Ulla tliorne G owth in Holiness, or the Progre-s cf the Spirit, ml life, by the author of Ail for Jesus The Metropolitan Magazine for April, The Sla-.e of the I.amr, by Wrn. North Everything in the Stationery line All the new books published received immediate ly afterwards and for sale at SUILLINGTOY'9 Bookstore, Ode>n Budding, corner 4Jg at. and Pa. ave. apr 5? U ATCI1 KB AND JKW | L1?V. ?1 Vr have on hand a good supply of fine WATCHES and JEWELRY which will be sold very chcap to su.t the times. Gold Le V'T Watches as low as $25, warranted to" keep good time. Call and sec for yourselves at the | store of J. ROBINSON, 349 Pa. ave., oppo. Browns' Hotel, mar 28?dim BARKING HOUSE OF PAIRO fit H00B8I, Opposite United Slate* Treasu ry. BONDS, Stocks andothor nocantKi perchased and sold. Interest at the rate of six per cent p r annum &1 lowed on deposits when left lor ZM days ut looker, jan 24?ftm NEW SONQ. \Z7IIY DID ! LOVE FALSi?#LORA, wonls V j and music by VV. B , of this city, and dedi cated to In-z Allison, the lair Guitarist This song has a most charming melody. Just pub lished mid lor sals by H1LBLTS & HITZ. ap 4 sokll ft novo, BLIND MAKERS & UPHOLSTERERS, WOULD re.-pectfully inform their friends and the public generally that they^^ iTcil are prepared to attend to all orders in*T.> their li-ie of business. All kinds of UPHOLSTERING |! neatly exeeut'd; such as?Cutting and 5 j Making Carpets, Fitting down MatLng f" and Oil Cloth, Making and fitting up j Bed and Window Curtains, nair, Shuck and other Mattresses, Pew and other | Cushions, Spring Beds, Loanees. Eas>, a.io sick C airs. We have in store Window Shades and Trimmings, Cords and Tawli, Split Blinds, Wide Paper lor Curtains. VENITIAN BLIND made in any style, and old ditto repaired to look as welj as new All kinds of old Work repaired, and all oi dors tli .nkftilly received and promptly attended to for casb, or a perfect understanding before band If you want the worth of y >ur money just give 11s a call, at No 901 Pa. avenue, south side, bet\v. Wti and 10th sUeets. war 30?tl CLOCKS. CLOCKS, CLOCK tk 1?If you want a good Clock, warranted to keep time, call at the store of J. ROBINSON, 340 Pa. ave., oppo. Browns' Irate), ap 7?dim M EMOIRS OF THE COUNTESS OF BLE8> siogtou, by H. H. Madden, M R. 1. A., two r&AWCK TAYLOR. EVENING STAR. THE ISELgKri5jYVERl'fS50 -1*11^ " The following extracts are from a let ter dated at Portage Lake, Lake Superior, March 15. 1855: The Isle Royale Mine having Wen worked mero extensively than any other in this district, a short account of it* operations may not be uninteresting at this time. Work was commenced in May, 1852, with a small force, which did not excee<i on an average seventeen men the firs year. During tl e second year the num ber of men engaged was about fifty. The labor, up to the clo.se of the second year, was expended in opening the mine, by shafts and drift.?, and the usual sur face improvements of buildings, clearing lands, and constructing a road to the lake?a uistance of about a mile. E*rly last spring preparations wen begun for erecting stamp works, which were so far completed as to commence running with eight heads in November. In December, the number of heads was increased to sixteen, which is the numbei at present in usa. The stamp building is a large and commodious structure, 140 feet by Go. with a boiler ani furnace room attached. The building is designed to accommodate sixty four heads of stamps, and most of the machinery and fixtures for half that number are now on the ground. The product of sixteen heads has been equal to about ten tons of No. 1 roppe: per month, and as it is now ascertained that the barrel work and masses will amount to as much, if not more, the wboie product of the mine, working six teen heads of stamps, wiil be twenty tons per month. The actual yield ha bien, for the months of January and February, 41 tons 1,364 pounds. The ground opened at the Isle Royale. and its position in the mine, March 1st, is as follows: 5 shafts sunk to the fir^i level, 79 feet; 3 of these are extended to the second level, ard one to the third The diifiing on the first level is 850. a-d on the second 452 feet. R.ducing the whole work to cubic fathumj, we?have the result stated below : 735 fee- shafting, equal to 2 2 4 fathoms 1,202 44 drifting, 44 171 6 ?? ?typing 0 4 Tot;il aa't(f ground brakes 0 " The actual product of the above ground has b*.'en 120 tons 1 310 pounds r??ugl | copper, or 396 i pounds for every latholn ? of ground broken. Reducing this to pur< ingot copper, the amount at 70 per cen will be 88 tons 1.321 pounds, or 277? pounds fir every fathom. I believe the.-e figures settle the ques tion in regard to the Isle Roy ale's mak jing a paying mine. As the stopim ? progresses the ) ie!d of copper per fathom j will be considerably increased, since, in j shafting and drifting, a large quantit\ ! of dead ground necessarily has to be j opened. The operations for the month of Feb ruary show a very gratifying result : Amount cf copper prepared lor market 21 tons 402 lbs. rough, cr 14 tons 1,G81 lbs. of ingot copper, which, at j550 per ton. will bring $8,104 75. The expenses at the mine for thi same month were ?2 715 12, leaving a balance in favor of the company of $5,449 63. The expenses at the mine for the month of February were ur usually low, but allowing $2,000 more for regular monthly expenses, and it wiil give a sum sufficient to supply 16 heads of stamps, and keep tke work cf opening the mine in advance of the step ing, and still aft >rd a net profit per month of 83.449 03. I have no doub< this rate can be maintained. There were shipped in the fall of 1853 from the Isle Royale Mine 15 tons 1,( 79 lbs.; in the fall of 1854. 32 tons 1,904 lbs., and by the 15th of May next, 10G tons will be barreled up ready for ship ment. The Minnesota Mine produoed the first year 6i tons of copper: Jthe second 52, and the third 103?making a difference of only about 7 tons for the same length of time in favor of the Minnesota?ono of the richest copper mines in the world. Some very respectable sizrd masses have been taken from the Isle Royale this winter?two that will weigh 2,000 lbs. each and one over 6,000. The Isle Royale is now working at a very handsome profit, and I cannot see any necessity or excuse for the expendi tures at the mine exceeding for a single month the amount of copper produced The Portage Mine, which joins the Isle Royale towards the lake, is opened near ly to the same extent, but it has not any stamp works in operation. They are, however, now in course of construction, and are designed to be completed eaily in the coming season. The adit level in tended for drainage is nearly through, and the appearance of the mine is in all resptc a highly encouraging. Theground opened the past winter has been some of j the richest yet broken in the mine. The character of the Portage, in respect to richncss and size of vein, in so similar to the Isle Royale that it will be safe to as sume that, with 16 heads of stamps, it will yield an equal amount of copper, and the difference probably will be that the Portage will produce a greater amount of stamp compared with barrel work. The Portage possesses one or two ad vantages, in being nearer to the lake, and on ground more favorably situated for drainage. When to adit level is com pleted, a heavy annual expendituie wiil be saved. Some interesting discoveries have late ly been made upon the Quincy and Pe wabic. A series of ancient pits, traceable across both these locations, have recently been opened, and found to mark a very well defined vein, rich in copper. Pieces of flattened copper have been taken out, and stone hammers with the marks of hard usage upon them. These excava tions in the solid rock are usually four THE WEEKLY STAR. . ? ITiU ricdtat PvDiljr ao4 liwwl UUB tainto* a greater variety of iBUJMtim reateg iMi can be fouad lamymfcw *? <?1m mil. Single oopy, pe? uuin ??> 4" * _ rocmi. nee oopfc*? . .. i ? ? Ten do ?If Tweaty dn ? _ J?00 09- milUUT M llliHI. ft/- Sinde c*p? (la wr*f*?r?) mm U pMUMi'i at lite counter, imm?*fe?tal)r after the tame af Mm paper. Price?'raaxa ckkts. PomnmM who art as ifaoii wtM be afloweK ? comiDHanoa of per cm or five feet in depth. They seem to have been made by burning wood in contact with t ?e roc*, and then breaking it up with stone hammers. A large quantity of charred wood and coal and ashes is invariably found in these pits. A piecc of oak wood, found in the bottom of one of them was brought in yesterday, with a portion of the bark, in a good state of preservation, stiil upon it. One end shows the marks of the instrument by which it was cut as plaialy as if it had been just done. It ia the most per fect specimen of the kind I have yet seen. The stick is about five inches in diameter, and seems to have been cu*. standing, by a right-handed per on. with an instrument similar to an axe, having a bit at least two-and-a-half inches broad. The first blow penetrated, in the usual slanting direction, about three-fourths of an inch, cutting the bark smoothly, and leaving at its termination the mark of a sharp-edged tool. After cutting the stick nearly half off, he changed his position to the other side, and cut to within an inch of his first chip, lie then s'.ruck his instrument in each end of this re maining portion, and finished his work by breaking it down. I venture to say, that, if this stick had been freshly cut, it would not, upon close inspection, hr ve been thought singular, or to have been cut with any other than the usual in strument, and in the usual manner. I will CDly add, that the situation in which this specimen was found leaves no doubt of its origin. It is preserved with others of a similar character. C W. P. Brought Somx Dis-ance ? We saw, yesterday, at the store of Mr. G. W. i/ewis, one of our enterprising commis sion merchants, a lot of bacon, in hogs heads, which was shipped from the city >f Madison fowa, to St. Lou.s, from rhence to Nashville by river, and from Nashville to this city via the 2'ashville ind Chattanooga Railroad, the State Road ind the Georgia Railroad. The total listance cannot be much le?s than t wenty rwo hundred miles and still on its arri r*l in this city the lot will pay a hand some profit to the purchaser Some of ;he hama were shown us: they were icatly cut, and seemed well cuj-ed. if V>?*1 bacon can be brought to this mar ket from Iowa, and fird ready and profit table sale, present price* cannot long bo naintaine-d This is not the first ship ment that has been purchased tn the far ?Vest, and paid a good profit on us land tijj in our city. We know of several shipments of grain, corn and wheat, purchased in Illinois and shipped to this narket via New Orleans and Savannah, vhich also piid a remunerating profit, lagusta, as a provision, grocery, or o?t on market, is one of the best in the vjuthem States, and evdry day is adding <o its reputation in the dry goods, hat, ind shoe line.?Augusta (Ga.) Co stitu tionaltst. Roles poe Self Government.?By a Prudeni Old LcntUman- ?Always sit text to the carver, if you can, at dinner. Ask no woman her age Be civil to all rich uncles and aunts. Never joke with a policeman. Take no notes or gold wuh you to a fancy bszaar?nothing but silver. Your oldest hat, of course, for an eve ning party. % Don't play at chess with a widow. Never contradict a man who stutters. Make friends with the steward on board a steamer?there's no knowing how soon you may be placed in his power. In every strange house it is well to in quire where the brandy is kept?only think if you were taken ill in the middle of the night. Keep your own sccrats. Tell no hu man l>eiug you die your whiskers. Write not one more letter than you can help. The man who keeps up a large correspondence is a martyr tied, uot to the stake but to the post. Wind up your conduct, like your watch, once every day, examining min utely whether you are "fast" or "slow." ?Punch. How to Mace Whitewash.?The season for renovating houses has arrived, and whitewash brushes are beginning to be in motion. We presume many of our readers have learned already that to make good whitewash is no easy task, and a receipt for making a nic^ article may not come amiss to some of them. We find one in the Buffalo Commercial Advertiser, which appears to te the thing desired. It is as follow r. Slack quick lime in boiling water, stirring it until slacked. Then dissolve in water white vitrol (sulphate of xiuc) which you get at the druggists, at the rate of two pounds of zinc to a half barrel or white wash making it to the consistency of rich milk. This sulphate of zinc will cause the wash to harden, and prevent tho lime from rubbing off. A pound of fine salt should be thrown into it. Jerext Iaylqr's Idia o? a Frond.? A friend shares my sorrow, aud makes it but a moiety; but he swells my joy, and makes it double. For so two chan nels divide the river and lessen it into rivulets, and make it fordable, and apt to be drunk up by the first revels of the Syrian star ; but two torches do not di vide, but. increase the fiamc ; and though my tears are sooner drel up when they run upon my friend's checks in the fur roars of compassion, yet when roy lama hath kindled his lamp we unite the glo ries, and make tbem radiant like the golden candlesticks that burn before the throne of God, because they shine by numbers, by unions, and confederations of light and harmony. ! tC7* The less a man knows, the more noise he makes. Attend a public meet ing, and you will always see that the man who con rives to "upset the stove,'* is some ignoramus, who things that the more you swear at a horse, tbe better tq will dnw.