THE EVENING 8TAR PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON, (EXCEPT SUNDAYJ At tka Star Budding, corner Ptnnrt/lvamim iwnw and Kievmth Mrast, Br w . I> . WALLACn, Will be wired to snb?cribe?* in tV tHies of WaMb iaston, O?orj*>town, Alexandria, Baltimore and Philadelphia, at SIX AMD A QUARTER CENTS, payable weekly to the Agents. To mail rob*.riben Hm frobeerlptton price la THREE DOLLARS AND FIFTY CEBITS a year tn aihranct, TWO DOL LARS for SIX MONTHS, and ONE DOLLAR !hg THREE MOVTIIS. (fcy-SiHQi.* "orias on ? J *? e .. i VOL. V. WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY. MAY 14. 1855. NO. 736. -THE WEEKLY STAR. be found ib aay otbar?4e published on Saturday ? W*I Sto0e copy, per annum to otra?. K?r _ . ?????? ?????. .........?? '??' Tweaty dohmw.. m^ 0&~ C&fl, lUTtaUILT TV ilTiML 97- Sinfle copies (tr wrappers) cm be at the couuter, unmMiitdy atlr she pa?>e*. IMee?rmwu <tm. Pomnrraas wL ?ct as ipi? ?rtS be ^?wc1 I coqoni nf per em of W* SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS! J0H1T H MOOT. Sowt* ride of flrvigr u - fftzh, uaonorrow*. d e., A9 recHved and u now offfing a very mieral amortment ot SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS. In his stock will be found a good awrtnicat of of Light Spring Silks Best make black do Bereges. Grenadines, Tissues Blk nodes and bright col'd Challies Berege and Challev Delaines, Mous-elMes Re*l French Chinues and Bnllianw Organdie and Jaconet Lawn a Real imported Lawns, fast colon, at lfl^c. Real French and Scorch Embroideries, cheap Plain striped and plaid Bonnet Ribbons Emb'd and plain Linen Cambric Handkerchiefs a great bargain Jaconet, Swiss, Nainsook, and Ptaid Muslins Rich figured and dotted do Bajou*s Kid and Alexander's Silk Gloves, all colors Ladies, Misses, and Genu' Hosiery, all kinds Parasols of every shade and price Rich English fa*t colors Prints at With a 8m rate assortment of MEN'S AND BOYS' WEAR. Also, Sheetings an J Shirtings of the best makes in Linenf and Cottons Table Cloths, Damasks, Napkins Towellings, Fur niture Chintzes, white Spreads Domestic Goods generally. Having made large purchases from the Philadel phia and New Ywrk auctions, I am prepared to of ler great inducements to cash or prompt customers. ap 18?Im J. H. SMOTT. m A CARD. m Economy t* the road to wealth." Greet Reduction in the price of Hata k C*P* TH E undersigned, bavin; made arrangements ayiih a New York Hat Company to b-- con stantly supplied with the very best Moleskin or DRESS HATS, got up in the latest stile, offers them at the unprecedented low price<0t $3.5:). worth from four to five dollars; second quality, $3, worth from $3.50 to $4 ; and a very food fashion able Hat at worth from $3 to *3,50. Also, Be^be A Go's Hats, at a much less advance lhan they have been here tofore sold in this city. First rate beaver Hats ?3,5*. Ail kinds of s?ft HATS and CAPS very low. In order to sell at the above low prices the cash system must be adopted ; consequently those who purchase will aot be charged from fifteen to twenty five per cent, as an offset for bad debts. ANTHONY, (for many years in the employ of Todd A Co.) No. 3, Columbia place, 7th st., ap 13? tf 3d door north of Penn. avenue. FISHING TACKLE. LIMERICK, Virginia, Kirby, Yankee Doodle and Gravitation Fi>h Hooks S''k Sea Grass, Linen, and Cotton Line? Jointad Rods at all prices, from ?I to $6 each Alao, Bamboo and Reed Rods Artificial flies, grasshoppers and fish S.nkere of every description. Silk wo'oi Gut, Landing Nets, and everything in the Fishing Tackle line iot sale at rcduced prices. E K. LUNDY, No. 198 Bridge street, Georgetown, D. C. ap ao?tf I 0 E. T*. KIDWKLL guaranteeta full supply cl ? ice to his customers in Washington or Georgt town, for the whole year, at fair prices. Orders can be left at the following places or "rat through the Post Offlc ?. II. H. McPherson. Drurgi-t, Capitol Htll Kidwell A Laurence, corner of Pa. avonue an J 14th streets Mr. MePherson, Grocer, 7th stn et G. F. Kidwell, Smith's Lumber Office. 8t st. Joseph Moore, Druggist, Pa avenue, First Ward Ice can be hau at my offlce, No 3 First street, Oeorgetown, at all times. Families will be juppli.-,j ?wr jhe whole year at fair prices. ap SI - lm IMPORTANT TO PERSONS BREAK ING UP HOUSEKEEPING "^JBRSONS reraov;ngifrom the city, and wishing J[ to dispose of their Furniture and'tlnusekewpinj Uten?ils, An ., without the trouble o< sending them to public auction, can do so by calln?g*on u? at oui store, 317 Pennsylvania avenue, corner <fr Nintli street, as we are prepared to buy all such goods as may be offered Howekeeoeni and others will Jo well by allir>j en ua, as we will pay the highest cash prices lor at such good*. Wall, barnarh & c<>. *P 26?lm 317 Peniuylvet-a avenne. PALMER S PATENT LEG. This avierjcan invention stands unrivuJk-d bcth in this country and in Europe. It is worn by 1,000 persons, and with rao?t astonishing success. In jompeuuon with ;? other substitutes of the best trench, English, and Cerinni; manufacture, it received the award of the suit medal at the Woeld'.* Eahibi t:o* in Loudon, as the be?t artificial limb known. In :his country it has been thirty times exhibited, in competition wtih all others, at the annual Fairs in the principal cikes. and has,in ? verv instance, received the award of the highest or firs' premium. And as a crowning honor, b> the unanimous approval of an interna b'mai council, the " First Premium"? only Sii'tw Medal riven for Limbs?was awarded the inventor, at the New York Crystal Palace. Pamphlet* giving full Information, sent gratis M every applicant. B. FRANK PALMER, 17 5 Chcinut ?ireet, Philadelphia. fcb a&-3m TAKK NOTICE. ~ NEW SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS. PW. BROWNING, Merchant Tailor, under ? the United States Hotel, has just received a large supply oi Spring and Summer Goods, and is now pre pan J to offer great bargains to all in want of pod and fashionable clothing. His M Ready made Ckithing " w j1 be sold at the following low prices: Whole suits, Coat, Pantaloons, and Vest, of thin cloth or cassimere, for $12. Pine Black Frock ami Dress Coata, from 910 to #15. * Good Business Oorts for $7. Black aad Fancy Pants, trom $3 to $7. Marseilles and Silk Vests, from $2 :o 85. He ke^pa always on hand a large asaortment ot fancy articles, such u 8iiirt*. Gloves, Cravats, Um v?rllas, Ac. 'Sole Agent for the sale of Scott's Fashions.' mar 19?q. LOOK HERE!!! ["ORE BOUNTY LAND TO ALL who tt rv.,] _ J. in *ht wii since 1790, whether as Officers eoldiers, Sailors, Marines, Clerks, Indians, Chap lair.s, Wagon Masters, Teamstvrs, Landsm-n, (or iieir widows or minor children) who have not yet received full lftO acres, and have been in servica 14 ??" ** 10 write to us,postpaid, and their Liind Warrants will be forwarded to them for the atwv# quanuty, and no charge if they do not get it. LLOYD it CO., Hairn .Agent's Office, opposite U. S. Truesury, Washings City, D. C mar 6-3in M s 1LVKR WARE) PLATED WARK _ ASL> FINK PAXCl OOOD8?Silver Coffey and Tea Sets, Sugar Bowls, Cream Jugs, Giblets, Cups, 8poon* and Forks. Also, a great variety of magnificent Fancy Silver Ware, suitable for presents. Plated Coffee Sets, Castors, Baskets, Spoons and Porks, on besi Albata. The articles are warranted as represented, and will be sold at a small advance. H dEMKEN 3SO Pa. avenue, bet. 9#i and 10th streets, mar i!*?u FOB SALE ?A Pair of BAY MARES, 7 yearn Old ririifprin*. well bredj?oa*d.Htvli*h. A\ particularly suit any gentleman who is fond of driving. The owner parts with them only because bis purpose is to retrench his expense-". They can he seen at Southron's (late Birch's) Stable, on 14th street, soutn of Pa. avenue. For terms, or an op portunity to try them, enquire at the eounter of the Star offi-e. iSey will be sold a ba gain. ap 3?tl "mfTw. urakY palmer, R1THKTO Mown AS ROBERT HELLER, HAS much pleasure in informing his friends and the public m general that he has del ruuned en locating himself in this city, an<l is prepared to receive p-iuus for instruction on the PIANO FORTR, l!AkH(>.VV a?dCOMPOSITION. H? is permitted i" ref?-f in jjf Ueorgu Jr., and Mr. A. T Ki^v.-kh^frr, and any eotumuntoaoon addri^sed to mm it Htibus > Jinx's mus?c ^lore, Peptf^' lT*m.i ? scuue, will Havf' imtr..^iat- <?!'iit?on ?l? U?U PLEASURE TRIPS TO TME WHITE HOUSE PAVILION. V The Steppers GEO. WASH filNGTON or TIJOS. COLLYKR can be chartered for public rr select parties to visit the White House Pavilion, Mount Vernon, Fort Washington, or other place* on the river. Tfc. White House Pavilion Is now opon for tiw tun- It is a beautifo' jdace for pleasure trip*; it ha* a fine Ball and Dining room , alar, a new Ten Pin Alley OP- For particulars apply to the President of the Companv, or the .ntains ot the Boats. Mr. WILLIAM COKE is furnishing refreshments on the boat-, and i? prepared to furnish parties on the he* t terms. ap 36?2m REESE'S EAGLE PLUMBING AND GAS-PITTING DEPOT. THE ?ubf' iber respectfully announces to hit friends <ud the public in general that he hrure ceived the h ?t lot of the celebrated DODGE'S DOUBLE AC TING SUCTION AND FORCE PUMP, which received ths SILVER MEDAL at the late Fair of the Metropolitan Mechanics' Instl tute, and is now prepared to furnish all who may favor him with a call. Ills stock of OAS nXTURJCS are unsur passed in the District. With his corps of competent workmen he prides himself to fill any orders in the PLUMBING AND GAS-FITTING Ihie with promptn?5s aud despatch. 4^-All work done warran'ed to give complete itisfaction. JOHN REESE, may 3?tf cor. Sixth st. and Pa avenue. PKRIOII WITH DEFECTIVE vision are invited to examine my extensive stock of all kinds of SPE^TA ! CLES and EYE-GLASSE8. Glasses', nf any kind, such as Cataract, Par*bole, - - Periscopic, Double Concave, Double Convex, and Colored Glasses, put in at short notice, with great core, and persons in want of glasses may be sure to get those which benefit the eye. 4?* Circular* "Defective Vision," gratis at H. SKMKEN'S, S30 Pa. avenue, betw. 9th and 10th at*. mar 30 GREAT BARGAINS IN LADIES', GENT*', MISSE8', AND CHIL DREN*' BOOTS AND SHOES.?The kubsenber being compelled to remove from , the store be now occupies, offers his pres ( ent well-assorted stork of BOOTS AND SHOES at greatly reduced prices. All persons in want of the article will find it to their advantage to call before purchasing elsewhere. A. II 8LOAN, No. 804 Pa. av., near 10th st., north side, may 1?tf BY RAILROAD DIRECT TO TBS3 Time between Washington and Wheeling bnt 17* honrs! Running time between Washington and Cincinnati 27 hours !! Through Tickets and Baggage Checks to be had in Washington !!! H THE BALTIMORE AND OHIO RAILROAD AVIXG greatly improved its Western connec tions now offers the fullest inducements to travelers between Washington, Baltimore, and all portions of the West, the Northwest and the South west. The conn-ction between the trains from Wash ington and the trains bound west from Baltimoie is always promptly made at the Washington Junction (lately called the Relay House) 9 miles from Balti more. This t? the only cbanre of cars required be twe?x Washington and the Ohio nver. Itaegage is checked through to Wheeling at the Washington na-ion, and rrchecked and tran<ferred there, (with the passengers) without charge, for thoae holding through tickets for points beyond. The connecting train* leave Washington daily at 6 a. m. and 4% p. m. On Sundays at the latter hour only. At Whe?lme direct connection is made with the trains of the CENTMUL. OHIO RAILROAD, run ning from Bellaire on the Ohio, near Wheeling, through Cambridge, Zinesville aud Newark, to COLOMBUS. These trains connect at fc'ewark with ihc cars of the Newark. MansflHd and Sandus ky Railroad for Sandusky. Toledo, Detroit, Chicago St. Louis, etc. At Columbus the C. O. Railroad trains connect jrith the fa^t trains of the Little Miami Railroad to X-rna, CINCINNATI, LOUISVILLE, etc. At Xeinn (on Little Miami Railroad) connection in formed with the trains through Dm^on, t INDIAN APOLIS, Terre Haute, LafayeP-, Chicago, P.ock I'land, St. Louis, etc. Passenger* hoi lin* through tickets lor Mem phis Viekshttrg, NaUhe*, Sew Orleans etc., which are also sold at W'fliinglpn?are transferred at Cin cinnati to the Mail Steamers on the Ohio. Tickets for Evansviile, Cairo, *r.d St. Louie ars sold by tliis route. - #*-FOR CLEVELAND, snd via Cleveland v~ Toleil?, Detroit, Chicago, etc., tkkets arc sold, when the Ohio is i.avigablc between Wheeling and Wcllsv:l!e (forty miles) where a connection with til*- Cleveland ae:l Pittsburg Railroad is made. *i rave Iters ore r? que" e<C to notice that wkile thin is the only route affording through tickets and ch< cks in Washington, it is also the shortest, uio.-t speedy, and direct to nearly al' the leading points in the great West. The i?tance fr-m Washington toCtn cinnati is but 053 rn:les, being about 100 miles sb urt er than by any other route I FARE BY THROUGH TICKET FROM WA8H INGTON: T Wheeling. $9 50; Columbus $13 65; Dayton. Ala 50 ; Cincinnati, $ 16 ; Louifv l.e, h> railroad $It?d.5, by stei-ntr from Cincinnati, ?13; In (tiauspolu, ?17 50; Cleveland, $1*2 15; Toledo, f 15 80; D> trolt. ?t5 *>; Chicago. 65 and $19 50; Sl Louts, 50 and i?25, Memphis, &if>, New Or leans, $31, e,r. *OR FREDERICK and HARPER'S PERRY MARTINS HI'KG, BERKELEY SPRINGS, CUM BERLAND, BEDF ORD SPRINGS, Piedmont, Oak land, and Fairinoiut, passengers may leave Wash ington at 6 a ui or 4^p. m. For the minor way station-i between Baltimore and Wheeling, take 6 a m train from Washington. For trains to and from Baltimore, Annapolis, etc., see special advertisement*. further information, through tickets, kc., apply to THOS. H. PARS JNS; \g nt, at Washing ton Station. JOHN H. DONE, s Master ot Tranaportauon Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Baltimore, may 3?tf SOD A~WATER T HE ur.Jersigned having purchased Swan's Pat I ent Apparatus for the preparation of SOD A WATER, from Super-Carbona e of Soda, respect fully inf rms the public that the fountain is now in full and successful operation. This metliod of pre paring roda Water is warmly recommended by the Medical Faculties in the Northern and Western eities, not only as producing a pleasant, innocent, and healthy beverage fur all persons, but one highly beneficial in all disorders of the stomach. Sirups of all flavors, including tliose of Brandv, Wise, and Champ-gne, freshly manufactured, of the very best materials, ou the premises, always on hand C. GAUTIER, ap 30?eo3w No. S52 Pa. avenue. THE MUTUAL FI&X IJV8U&AJVCB CJMPA *Y 07 THE H8IRICT OF COLUMBIA, IIARTERED by Congress, offers to the property owners of the District safer and cheaper means insurance than any other Company. ULY8SE8 WARD, President CHAS. WILSON, Secretary. MATHSW G. EVERY, Treasurer. HiliSUI. Ulywes Ward John Van Riswick Thomas Biagden P. W. Browning P. Howard, Mathew G. Emery. J. C. McKeMen, ofllce, Columbia Place, corner Lowsiaaa avenue 7th street. O0ce hours from 3 to 8 o'clock p. m. feb 98?eotf SILKS FROM AUCTION. WS open this morning a large lot of DRESS SILKS, purchased at the late sale of Hall k Broe., at one half their value, and which we will sell at a small advance fbr cash, or u> prompt cus tomers. ALB0?-JUST 0PKH1D Rich flounced Barege Dreaees 50 pieces nch printed Bareges 30 do plain blue, piuk, brown and tan coloted Bareges "5 do Organdy Muslin and Fronch Launs 1000 yards beautiful Launs at 19Jje; worth 35 500 do goo style Barege de Loins at SO pi?ee? all pure Insb Linen, which we will sell by the piece H 31M and J7^e per yard 6 dozen Gentlemen's French Shirt Bosoms. Gloves, Craw*. Pocket flJks, kc.. kc COU.KY k SEARS, No. B'43 Siventli street, may 'i???<w 3 doors above Pa aveuue ? Auction bales. By G. W. HOT" LK" \nottnnesr. f|'RUSTEE'S SALE OF TV/(J small FRAME ( Houses nn the Island. -On MONDAY, the 20th of May, instant, by virtue of n deed of tru^t bearing date the 17h of November, 1854,and record ed in Liber "J A S," No. 87, folios 319, 330, kc., one of .he land records of Washington county, Dis trict o Columbia, the subscriber will sell, at public auction, in frimt of the premise, Part of Lot 18, in Square No. 586, on which arc erectcd two small frame bouses, fronting on South F street. ? Terms of one: One-fbarth in hand, and the re mainder in 2, 4 and 6 inoiiths, with interest, secured by a deed of trust All conveyancing at cott of purchaser. Either or both ot the Houses can be had at private sale by application to B. I*. Smith, Esq , at the City Hall. JAS O. M AUPIN, Trustee. C. W. BOTELER, may 1?eo Auctioneer. By J. C. SfcOVIRB, Auctioneer. Yalu ble improved property at Public Sale?On FRIDAY afternoon, June 1, at 5% o'clock, on the premises, 1 shad sell, by o der of the Orphans' Court, that valuable jpiece of property situated at the corner of 10th and L stm t, and generally knowa as the Medical College. The lotfronts 61 feet 1 inch on E street by 58 feet on 10th street, containing 3,543 square feet. The building consists of a substantial and well built three story brick Buil ling, which is admirably adapted for a warehouse, for manufacturing or school purposes Portions of this building are now under very satisfactory rent. Title perfect Terms: One-third cash; the tesidiic in 6,13, IS, and 94 months, with interest, secured by a dead of trust on the premises. S. H NOIJRSE, Administratrix, By WM. NOUKPE, Attorney, JAS. C. McGUIRE, may 8?eokds Auctioneer. By J* C ncOriRH, Auctioneer. X'RUSTEE'S SALE OF A VEHY VALUABLE I. Building Lot in tlie First Ward.?On TUES DAY afternoon, May 22d, at 5J< o'clock, on the premises, the mbseribe', by virtue of a deed of trust dated May 6.1864, and d iy recorded in Liber J. A S , No. 79, folios 253, kc , one of the land re cords for Washington county- District of Columbia, will sell that valuable building Lot known as Lot No 10, in Hauatc No. 102, fronting 50 feet 11 inch es on north II. between 20 h and 21st st*., running back 140 feet 10 inches Terms of sale : One-half cash ; the residue in six and twelve months, with interest, sccured by a deed of trust on the premises. If th terms of sale are not complied with within five fays thereafter, the Trustee reserves the right to resell at the risk and expense of tlie defaulting purchaser. All convevane?6 at cost of nurehaser. II. C Si'ALDING, Trustee JAS. C. McGUIRE, may 7?cod Auctioneer. By JAS. C. IcGUlRK, Auctioneer yP.RY DESIRABLE BUILDING LOT at Auc tion.?On TUESDAY afternoon, June 12th,: t 6 o'clock, on the premises, the subscriber will sell, by viriue of a deed of trust from Basil Lancaster, dated September 2-11, 1848, and duly recorded in Li ber J. A. S., No 1, folioo 380, kc. one of the land records for Washington county, all that piece or parcel of ground and premises designated upon the ground plan of said city as Lot No. 28, in Square 197, having a front of 49 feet nine inches on 151h st. west, between north L and M streets, running back 197 feet to a 30 feet alley, with a 15 feet alley run ning the full depth of the lot on the side. This lot is situated in a rapidly improving part of the First Ward, and u v^ry desirably located. Terms: 1*450 ia cash, the residue in fi and 12 months with interest, secured lry a deed of trust on the premises. All conveyancing at cost of purchaser. JAS. II. COLLINS, Trustee. JAS. C. McGUIRE, may 11?2awkda Auctioneer. By J. C- KcODIRE, Auatlonecr. '?TRUSTEE'S SALE OP C I T Y L O T S? On I MONDAY afternoon, May 21st, at 5 o'clock, at the A action rooms of lames C. Maguire, the sub scriber, by virtue of a d*ed of trust dated April 26, 1654, and recorded in Liber J. A. S., No 78, folios 189, kc. one of the land records for Washington county, in the District of Columbia, will sell the fol lowing Lots, viz: Lots Nos. 76, 28, 27, and 28, in Square No 50. Terms: One-half cnh ; the residue in 6 and 12 months, with interest, secured by a deed cT trust on the premises. If the terms of -?ale are not complied with within fiv., days the trustee reserves the right to resell, ai the risk ar.S exp*n^; of the defaulting purchaser. II. C. SPALDING, Trustee. JAS. C- McGUIRE, may 7?eokds Auctioneer. By JAS. C. MnOl'IKK, Auctioneers. r|7Rf,'STEE'S SALE OF VALUABLE and eli J. gibly situated House and Lot on Marylmd ave nue, between and 6lh streets we?t.?By virtue of a deed of trus; bearing date on the 5th day "of Feb ruary, 1853, and recorded in Liber J. A. 8 , No. 52, foiios 83, kc.. the subscriber will sell, at public sale en THURSDAY, the 31: t day of May, 1855, at 5% o'clock, p m., on the premis-s, all that piece or par cel of ground lying and being situate in the city of Washington and kno* n *nd diKiingui.-lnd as Lo: U; in the subdivision of Lots Nos. 7, ?, 9, 10, and 11 in square No 492. fronting 23 feet 5 inches on Ma ryland avenue, between 4 and 6th streets we-t, and ruuning back to a 20 feet alley, with the build ings and improvements, which consist of * well and suN-tanually built two ?tory and attic brick dwelling house, with two story frame back building and ne cessary outbuildings. The above property is situated in a healthy and desirablu location, and rapid!' enhancing in value, and offers a favorable opportunity to p rsons desi rous of obtaining a convenient and comfortable rej idence, or making an investment The terms of the tsule will be one-half cash, and the balance in 6,12, and 18 months, for notes near tog interest from day of sale, secured by a deed of trust on the property If the terms of sale are not complied with in six days after the sale, the property will be resoid at the risk and expense or the purchaser upon one week's noli -e. All conveyancing at coat of purchaser. Title indisputable. CHAS. 8. WALLAC'II Tnisteo. JAS. C McGUIRE, may 9?nokds Auctioneer By J. C. NcOUIRB, Aucttonaar Trustee s sale of valuable and eiiti bly situated Improved Real Estate on the corner of 7th and D streets.?By virtue of a deed in trust, bearing date on the 6th day of June, 1851, recordea in Liber J. A S., No. 38, tolios 287 kc ,the sub scriber will sell at public sale, on TUESDAY, the 15th day of May, 1855, at 5U o'clock p. m , on the premises, part of Lot No. 8, in Square No. 457, fronting 95 feet on 7th street west, and running bark 54 feet on D street north to an alley, with the nuild mgs and improvements, which consist of a well and substantially built tlireo atory brick warehouse, cov ering the whole of said part of said lot Tne above property is situated on the corner of 7tli and D street?, opposite tlyj Naional Intelligen ce office, and is one ot the most desirable and val uable business locations in Washington, rapidly en hancing in value, and offers an opportunity for in vestment seldom to be met with The terms of 6ale will be : One fourth of the pur chase money in cash, and the balance in six, twelve, eighteen, and twenty-four months, for notes b aring iMerest from day of sale, secured by d< ed m trust upon the property If the terms of hale are not com plied with in six days after the sale, the property will be reaold, at the risk and expense of the pur chaser, upon one week's notice. All conveyancing at the expense of lhe purchaser. CHAS. S. WALLACH, Trustee JAS. C. McGCIRE, ? ap 26?3tawkds Auctioneer By J. C. ??QD1RB| A netlonttr. PEREMPTORY SALE OF THE 8TEAMER UNION.?On FRIDAY afternoon, June 1st, at 5 o'clock, at Page's Wharf, at the foot of Seventh street, I shall sell, without reserve, the nearly new steamer called the "Union," at present runnteg as a ferry boat Ketween this city and Alexandria. This steamer was built id Washington city in the year 1852; is 162 feet in length, breadth of beam 24 feet 6 incres She measures 411.40 95 tf.iw custom house measurement, as per enrollment. Her en gine is a first class seventy five horse piwer engine bnilt by Smith and Petkins, Alexandria, Va. She runs either end forrmost, and is very convenient for loading and unloading freight. Terms: One half cash, the residue in 6 months, with interest, satisfactorily secured. JAS. C. MaGUIRE, may 3?eokds Auctioned. K. H BATES. POLICE MAGISTRATE, FTRSrr ST, NEAR PUSS A. JIVENCE, CoiiVcA^cing and Bounty Laud Claims attended t<i Amusements. i Franklin Fire Company's GRAND FIREMEN'S MI LIT A KY, CLUB AND C 1 VIC N announcing this Ball the Managers would moat _ respectfully state that the proceeds will be ap propriated toward* the erection of a new Engine H?use for the use of the Company, and that the ball will be conducted in ? style unsurpassed by any heretofore given, and worthy of tha good object for which it is intended- It u hoped that thia effort will reccivc the libera! support of the whole oom a unit 7. The Ball will take place at the National Theatre, on TUlC?l?A?,the 15th instant. Maruigm on part of tkt mfiieni. Jno T Towers, Silas H Hill, A MeD Davis. On pari of ike fwrmnsn. Mr Grant, W W Grant, J A Talt, W Biggies, 8 E Douglas, J T Sutcr, E G Evans, Ed Wright. Alexandria Companies. Hugh Lathnm, VV Barton, 8 Hhian, N Thomas. On pa.-i of Ute MilUary Col Wm Hickey, AdJ' P Bacon, Lieut Ccl Riley, Qr Mr McCulIom, Maj Keyworth, Sgt Morgan, Capt Jos Peck, Capt Jamison, J Y Davis, Capt Schwarzman, L Towers, Capt Bright, P B Key, Capt Devers, J A Tail, Capt Sbeckalls, J J Mull >y, J E Reese, Capt Laaselle, J L Smith. Ok tke part of the CluU. E C Eckloff, Mr Harrington, K fl Graham, M Marshall, O P Robinson, M F Flanigan, R McCormick 1 Maurice, W Caho, T Dowling, T Sinon. A Howard, VV Be anion, MrSanford. On the part of the Company. R E Doyle, T L Martin, Jos Williamson, G R Croatheld. H 8 Ward, Floor M/znagert. Wm Jon't, Jno T Evan?. T J Larcomb, Refreshments wiil be furnished at reasonable pri ces. Tickets ?1?to We bad at the principal hotels and at the door. A sufficient police force will be in attendance to preserve strict order. may 10?ThSMT (Organ, int&Union) GRAND MOONLIGHT EXCURSION AND PIC NIG or TSa AMERICUS CLUB, TO THI WHITE HOUSE PAV1LIOS, On MONDAY, May 21st, 18-55. r|MIE AMERICUS CLUB take great pleasure in X announcing to tneir friends and the public in general thai theyhnv ^sfiweBBL chartered the Steamer Geobok IViiiiiNUTOii. and will give a gran : EXCURSION AND PIC NIC a. above, on MONDAY, the 91st instant. The Club pledge themselves that no pains or exptn:<e shal' be spared on their part to give general satisfaction tn Close who may honor tbem with their company. The very best Cotillon Mus:c kas been engaged for the occasion The Refreshment* and Supper will be furnished by an experienced caterer at city prices. Omnibuses will leave ihe corner of Seventh anJ L streets at 1 o'clock, and be at the wharf on tht arrival of the boat at night. Fare IS# cents each way. (^?Tickets ONE DOLLAR?a imi ting a Gentle, man and Ladies?to be had of any cf the Managers and at the wharf on day of excursion. The Boat will leave George'own at 1 o'clock; Washington at 9; Navy Yard at 21$, and Alexandria at 3. Committse of Arrangements. Charla* Matlock, John Robinson, Jr, W. E. Morgan, F. A. Rearden, Samuel E. Culverwell. Manager* on the part of the CM. S. P. Robertson, J. W. Ilouck, E. B. Barrett, E G. Evens, D- D. Darden, Jno. T. Essex, Robt. Johison, W. H. Johnson, Win. Thomas, W. H. T. Dice, E. F. Queen, Geo. E?-yltn, 1hos. 'ohnson, M. Birkhoad, Nicholas Ray. may 7,9,13,14,16,19 6t SUPERIOR SODA WATER. THE subscribe would most respectfully ii.foiai i his former patrons, and the lovers of t-uperioi Soda Water generally, that his founts arc asa n in operation, and in order to keep up his weli enrned reputation of keeping the best SODA WATER and most delicious SIRUPS in the cit?', is determined (if pot>si!;lc) to have it ?uil better than heretofore. O. BOS WELL, Dtusc'st, Corner Maryland a v., and 7th st., Island, ap 20 lm Washington. LOW-PRICED OARPETINGS. JUST RECEIVED and for sale 6^ bales,26 pieces, elegant threo^ordheavy Tapestry Brussels CAR PETIihGS, which were purchased at late auctions u New York, and will be sold at $4 12^ per yard worth 51.50. It only remains for pernor:* to r^ee auri handle these goods to appreciate their quality and extreme cheapness. Now is the time for economi cal housekeepers to make their purchases, as the manufacturers abroad and In this country are cea? ing to make goods, in consequence of the ruinous rates at which they have had to sacrifice tliem. ALSO? Rich Tapestry 4-4 two ply at 87% cents, worth $1 Rich double ingrain all wool at 62# cts, worth 87% 1 o do do at 50 cent , worth 75 Do do wool and won-ted warp,37^ and 31 centa, worth 62% IK? do heavy genteel Carpeting at 21 cents. Still remaining on hand a few pieces elegant Vol vet Royal Milton Carpeting*, which will be soli af old and super annu&ted goods bought at auction in this city la*>t week?from, new, and superb pattern* and colore. CLAGETT, DCDSON it CO. ap 30?eod2w LUMBER, TAB, PITCH ANDROSIN. SEASONED LUMBER of all descriptions, White Pine, Yellow Pine, and Eistem Share Joist, Scantling and F looring Tar, Pitch and Bosin in good barrels. A cargo of North Carolina Timber now laxuimg, assorted sizes. II. N. Si W. EASBY( Corner 96th and D streets, First W ard. may #??o3t A CARD.?LOOK HERE ! ALL yo lovers of the good things of tbi? life, and we will tell you where you may obtain at least ooine of tbem. Thankiul for past favors, I would respectfully ask a continuance of the same t'ur ng this Spring and Summer. 1 om prepared to furnish ail who will give me a call with the sweet and cool ing Beverages in my line at short notice. Such a: Ice Creams, Water Ices, of all flavors, Scharlotte Reuse, Blancmange, &c. Cakes of all kinds. Also, foreign and domestic Fruits and Confectionery, gen erally kept tn well regulated establishments of the kind. Particular attention will be paid to furnishing Wedding or Jiride'a Cakes. Also, Parties, Balls, Excursions, Pic Nics, fee., lie., and upon reason able tarms. Call at the old stand, Massachusetts avenue, be tween 9th and 10th streets, Northern Liberties. may 7?eo3m JOHN W. RIGHTSTINE. U. S MARINE BAND. THE undersigned would respectfully inform tbt Military, Firemen, Clubs, and the public gene rally that by applying to him at the Marine Barracks, or at bit residence, on E, between 9th and 10th st* east, or by note at Ilhbus k Hitx's Music Depot, they can obtain the services of the Marine Band. 01 a portion of it either as a bras>, r*ed or cotillor band, which wilt embraca Loui* Weber's unrivalled paity. F. 8CALA, Conductor and Leader of Marine Band, ap 30?-lm* PROSPERTS CORNETTbAND NaT MR. FREDERICK PROSPERl begs leave to in form his friends and former patrons that tl.ii band has been fully re-organized and is now untlfci his direction, and he is fully prepared with a bam .of the most Scientific Musicians in the city, to fur ni8h music for Balls, Parties, Parades, Pic Nics, El carbions, &e., at the *hort*et notice pcseiMe, by ap plying to FREDERICK PROSPER!, Leader, <i! A* PROSPER!, Conductor, H1UBUB & iiiTZ'S Mu Mt Utpot, iu at Ptf'tEK TALTJAVUL'iV oj.po iti Ui?: Garrison, Gai Mie?.( Vavjr Yard, leb 19? am> KVENTNG STAR. T2E UNZSOWR OUESr One pleasant evening m tbo month of June, m the year 17?, a man wa* ob served entering the borders of a wood, lk?. r(lson "Tfcr' hl8 appearance ,g ihHi o(. a P?'"5011 atH)vc common rank. The inhabitants of a country vil lage would have dignified him with the title of ? squire," and, from his manners pronounced him proud; but those more accustomed to society would inform you that there was something like a military air about him. 3 His horse panted as if it had been hard pushed lor some miles; yet from the owner s frequent stops to caress the pa tient animal, he could not be charged with the want of humanity, but seemed to be actuated by some urgent necessity. The rider, forsaking a good road for a by path leading through the woods, indi cated a desire to avoid the gaze of other travelers. He had no1, left the house where he in quired the direction of the above men tioned path more than two hours, before the quietude of the place was broken by the noise of distant thunder. lie was soon after obliged to dismount, traveling becoming dangerous, as darkness con cealed surrounding objects, except when the lightning flash afforded him a mo mentary view of hi* situation. A peal, louder and of longer duration than any of the preceding, which now Pverh,s head- seemed as if it would rend the woods asunder, and was quickly lollowed by a heavy fall of rain that pen etratfed the clothcs 01 the stronger crc he could obtain the shelter of a large oak which stood at a litt'e distance. Almost exhausted with the labors of the day, he was about making such dis position of the saddle and his overcoat ay would enable him to pass the night with what comfort circumstances wcuM admit, when he spied a light glimmerine through the trees. Animated with the hope of better lodgings, he determined to proceed. lhe way, which was steep, became attended with more obstacles the farther he advanced, the soil being composed of clay, which the rain had rendered so soft that .his feet slipped at every step. By the utmost perseverance this difficulty was finally overcome without any acci dent, and he had the pleasure of findin ? himself in front of a decent looking farm house. 1 lie watch dog began barking, which brought the owner to the door. il Who's there ?" . ^ friend, who has lost his way, and is m search of a place of shelter," wa> the answer. " Come in, sir, ' replied the first spea ker, 44 and whatever my house will afford you shah have with welcome." I must provide for the weary com panion of my journey first," remarked the other. But the farmer undertook the task, and after conducting the new comer in a room where his wife was seated, he led the horse to a well stored barn, and there provide I for mm most bountifully. On rejoining the traveller, he observed, lhat is a noble animal ofyour3, Qir ' "Yes," was the reply, "and I am sor ry thai I was obliged to misuse him so as to make it necessary to give vou go much trouble with the care cf him; but 1 have to thank you for your kindness to both of us." "I did no more than my duty, sir," said the entertainer, -and, therefore" am entitled to no thanks. But Susan," added he turning to the hostess, with a hall ro proachlul look, "why have you not given the gentleman something to eat ?" Fear had prevented the good woman from exercising a well known benevo lence; for a robbery had been committed by a lawless band of depredators but a few weeks before in that neighborhood, and as report stated that the ruffians were all well dressed, her imagination suggested that this man might be one of them. At her husband's remonstrance, she now readily engaged in repairing her er ror, by preparing a splendid repast. Du ring the meal, there was much interest ing conversation among the three. As sooa as the worthy countryman per ceived that his guest had satisfied his ap petite, he informed him that it was new the hour at which the family usually per formed their devotions, inviting him at the same lime to be present. The invitation was accepted in these words : "It would afford me the greatest pleas ure to commune with my Heavenly Pre server, after the event of the day; such exercises prepare us for the repose which we seek in sleep." The host now reached the Bible from the shelf, and after reading a chapter, and singing, concluded the whole with a fervent prayer; then, lighting a pine knot conducted the person he had entertained to his chamber, wishing him a good night's rest, and retired to an adjoining apartment. "John," whispered the woman, "that is a good gentleman, and not one of the highwaymen as I supposed." "Yes, Susan," said he, "I like him bet ter for thinking of his God, than all his kind inquiries after our welfare. I wish our Peter had been home from the army, if it was only to hear this good man talk; I am sure Washington himself could not say more for his country, nor give a bet ter history of the hardships endured by i our brave soldiers." "Who knows, now," inquired the wife, "but it may be himself, after all, my dear? For they say he does travel just so, all alone, sometimes." i "Hark ! what's that ?" The sound of a voice came from tfee chamber of their guest, who was now en gaged in his private religious worship, ; After thanking the Creator for his manv mercieti, and asking a blessing on the in> habitants of the bouse, he continued. ?' And now, Almighty Father if it b< Thy boly will that we shall obuin a plfc^e and name amon; the nations of the ear?,h. grant that we may be e?ab'od to ?show our gratitude for Thy goodoe s. by our endeavors to fear and obey Thee. Bless us with wisdom in our com oil, success in battle, and let our victories be tempered with humanity. Endow, also our enemies with enlightened minds, that they may become sensible of their injus tice and willing to restore peace and liberty. Grant the Petition of Thy ser vant, for the sake of Liim Thou hast called Thy beloved Son, nevertheless, not my will, but Thine be done. Amen. The next morning the traveller de clined the pressing invitation to break fast with his host, declared it was neces sary for him to cross the river immedi ately, at the same time offering part of his purse as a compensation for what he had received, whice was refused. 44 Well, sir," continued he, ?? since you will not permit me to reeompenhe you for your trouble, it is just that I should inform you on whom you have conferred so many obligations, and alto add to them, by requesting your assistance in crossing the river. I had boen out yes terday, esdeavoring to obtain some infor mation of our enemv, and being alone, ventured too far from the camp. On my return I was surprised by a foraging party, and only escaped by my know ledge of the roads and the fleetness of my horse. My name is George Wash ington." Surprise kept the listener still for im> ment; then after unsuccessfully repcat ing the invitation to partake of some re freshment, he hastened to call two negroes, with whore assistance be placcd the horse on a small raft of timber that was lying in the river near the door, and soon conveyed the General to the opposite side of the river, where he left him to pursue his way to the camp, wishing him a safe and prosperous journey. On his return to the house, he fount that while he was engaged in making preparations for conveying the horse across the river, his illustrious visitor had persuaded his wife to accept a token of remembrance, which the family ate proud of exhibiting to this day. The above is one of the hazards en countered by this great patriot, for the purpose of transmitting to posterity the treasure we now enjoy. Let us acknow ledge the benefits received, by en deavors to preserve them in their purity; and keeping in remembrance the great Source whence these blessing* flow, * e may be enabled to render our name< worthy of being enrolled With that of tho father of his country. An Editor is thb Canal ?One of tiie editors of this paper enjoyed the rare fe licity of a cold bath in the "raging ca nawl"' last evening. He had gone to tuc collector's office in quest of lUms, and in coming out, rather greenly mistook the weigh-lock for the r.de walk, into whicL he walked with the most philo sophic deliberation. He found out hia mistake, however, after sallowing & couple of quart*. of the waters of that delectable ?? institution," and measnring wiih his corpoeity a couple of fathom? of water. A vigorous use of his h;ui<?s and feet enabled aim to l eep his head above water, ar:d an equally vigorous use of his lungs brought to iiis res cue a most timely assistance. He is moreover ofThe belief, and ha^ the frank ness to express it, that had such assist ance arrived a few minutes later, he would have been spared the trouble of inditing this pregn&nt item.-und society would have been deprived of a valuable member. His private opinion is, that although the canal is an excellent public concern, the species of practical 44coast survey11 in which he indulged is rather risky, as well as uncomfortable. There is such a thing as carrying the hydro pathic treatment to extremes. Seriously : he begs to express Lis live liest gratitude to Mr. Newland, jr., Lem uel M. Hawley, Mr. lncrow, and others, for their generous and most timelv aid. and pledges his utmost efforts in behalf of any or all of those magnanimous gen tlemen, should he find them in a similar dilemma. He also begs leave to tender his liveliest acknowledgments to that ladder up which he walked out of his un welcome bath. He moreover signifies his intention 44 at an early day" to cause the aforesaid wei^h lock to be indicted as a nuisance.?I t ca Herald, May 9. [It is nothing unusual for political edi itors to get into 44ka water."] What They Work.? In the visit to the crystal palace, the Queen took the Emperor's arm, and Prince Albert and Eugenie followed arm in aria. The last couple had a nice time in making the ex tensive tour. At the Queens concert in Buckingham Palace, the Queen wore a blue silk dress, with fine flowers of white lace, a small crown of rubies and dia monds, and white featherz. The Em press wore a dress of tulle bullionc, with three skirts looped up with wreaths ot white lilac, each wreath containing in the middle a diamond ornament on a red velvet rosette. The front of the corsage was ornamented with a boquet of dia monds, lilacs, and red velvet; and on each shoulder were diamond ornaments encircled with red velvet Her head dress was composed of diamonds set in the form of pinks, red velvet, and white ostrieh feathers. Tbe duchess of Kent wore a dress "more antique,' of course. CC7*A youth, whose progressive pro clivities had not been chilled in a life of seventeen winters, marched into an al derman's office in Pittsburg, last week, in company with a lass of twelve sum mers, and asked to be marxkd "quick." The magistrate, being an old 44 fogy," re ? fused. Whereupon the youthful indi vidual, taking his companion's arm ;a ? his, turned away in wrathful indigna ! tion, exclaiming: 44 This is a gieat iree I country, where men and women c\n'L i get married when they please !"