Newspaper of Evening Star, January 11, 1856, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated January 11, 1856 Page 2
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EVENING STAR. WASHINGTON CITY: .FRIDAY January 11, 1?36. JIT" Advertisements sheuld be handed in by fa o'clock, in , otherwise they may not appear until the next day. in- Aorsts for thi Star.?The following aanied persons are authorized to contract fa* the publication of advertisements in Thr Star: Phtladrlrkt*-V. B Palxir, northwest oor ner of Fifth and Cbestnat streets Sue YfU?8. M Pittirsul & Co., Nuwu Bostvn,? V B. Palmer, ScoMay's Building O-Job Pristiso.?Oor friends and patron* are notified that we are now prepared to execute every kind of Job PridkiaG w th despatch and the best manner, at prices as low as in any other office in Washington. Job Printers arealso notified that we are prepared to do every descrip tion of press-work that ran be executed on double cylinder and Adams' power-presses. 80, also, has the Star office a Book Bindery conneoted with it, equal In 1U capacity to turn out book binding of all descriptions to any other In the District of Columbia. SPIRIT or THE MORNING PRESS The U nton argues that Know Nothingiam ?nd Abolitionism at the North are one and the same thing, and from remarks falling from .Messrs. Carlile, Walker, and Kustis, in the House hall, concludes that such is their opin ion also. The same paper contain? a three oolumn puff of the report uf Lieut. Uilliss's ?'Naval Astronomical Expedition to the South, crn Hemisphere."' The wags about town are doubtless curious to know who wrote it, it being " communicated" to the official journal The Jmteiligencer announces the arrival of Chief Justice Taney in this city, and expres ses the belief that ho will soon be sufficiently restored to health to resume his seat on the (supreme Court bench. The same journal heartily endorses Mr. Secretary Dobbins' re commendation that Congress will appropriate a year's pay for the officers displaced by the action of the late naval reform board; and aays of the Secretary of War's annual report: " In this connexion we would recur to an item in the very satisfactory report of the Secretary of War. published yesterday, which escaped us iu oar hurried synopsis. but which we think entitled to special notice and com* ?nendation. We allude to the introduction of rameis as a means of transportation and for other uses in the military service on the plains ol Texas. 2?ew Mexico, ,tc We thick thi< ex periment d<*s credit to the sagacity of the ?present Secretary of War, in first proposing it lor adoption when a member of the Senate, and subsequently obtaining an appropriation to authorize and curry it out. We are per suaded. from what is well known of the pecu liar nature, habits, and capabilities of the animal, that the experiment is a wise one, and in the hand* of the intelligent and judicious officer (Msj.>r W.iyne) to whom the Secretary l*i?d confided the July and sent abroad for the purpo se of selecting and forwarding home the number specified, we may expect the most favorsble results.'' |y The account of the storm at the South, published under our telegraphic head yester day, was furnished by the telegraphic agent of the Associated Prei*s. We had no means of knowing, at that time, that they were indebted to the United States mail for it. We state these facts that the public may know that we have no desire to impose upon them. |y On the western waters, during the last jear, there were one hundred and eleven steamboats destroyed?sixty snagged, thirty burned, thirteen collisions, and eight explo sions?involving the loss of one hundred and ?even lives, aad property to the amount of ?2, j73 100. l if The Dcm-xratic members of the Vir ginia Legislature have fixed on the 28th of February next as the time for holding the next Virginia date Democratic convention, and Richmond city as the place where it shall be held. The democracy of the various counties, cities and towns of the State are invited to fend delegates. PERSONAL. .... McAllister is performing at St. Louis. .... Senator Douglas is in Cleveland, Ohio, ?till unable to proceed to Washington. .... Mr Chanfrau and Miss Albertine are performing at Richmond. .... W. W. Wallace (Maritana) is in Paris, I on joying himself with that fellow mad-cap, M .Hector Berlio*. .... Clark Mills did not receive his statue of Wen. Jack -on. at New Orleans, on the 1st inst , and iu iaauguration on the dth had therefore been given up. ....Miss Caroline Fogleman. who was to have been married in a few days, died near Memphis, Tenn , on the 1st, from an over dose of morphine. .... John Mitchel, the Irish exile, who is now a farmer in Tennessee, delivered, to a crowded audience, at the Tabernacle, a lecture on "The Footsteps of the Celt." ? ? ? ? Henry Lee, who died in the Rhode Is land State prison on Saturday night, had spent twenty-five years in that institution and simi lar ones. .... Dr. Cloquet, physician to the Court of Persia, who recently married an American lady, made the fatal mistake of taking the tincture of santhrides for brandy, and conse quently expired. ???? M. ?>"unvd, the best composer of arm phonies in France, wrote a mas* for St.^Je cilia's Day. which has won golden opinions from all of the musical critics as a work of genius nn l originality. .... Samuel J. Tuck, long a merchant of Bo-ton, died at Nantucket on the 30th ult., aged *0 years. His father was the first min ister settled in Ep :um, N H . and died a chap Jain in the army of the revolution. ....Charles li. Burkhardt for many years the musical critio of the New Fork Albion and feunday Dicpatch has purchased an interest in the latter establishment, and will henceforth devote him.-elf to its columns as both editor and proprietor. . n ' "J. A J' Degraw, president of the .Brooklyn Fire Department, who was danger ously hurt at the burning of (1. W Stillwell's manufactory, in that eity, on Sunday night last, died about 12 o'clock Thursday. Mr De graw was a man of considerable property. .... Samuel Nott, of Massachusetts has written a temperate pamphlet, on the Object of Slavery, "containing principles and ?u* Jestions for a Remedial Code." It is iu very iffcrent style from the manner in which the aubject is generally discussed at the North. .... Dr. Charles Robinson died about ten days ago in Charleston, fc. C., from disease of the heart. This gentleman occupies a promi nent position in the history of the late epi demic in Norfolk, and in the memory of the citiMns of Norfolk. .... Miss M Parker, a governess from Low oil, Mass , who was in a lamilv in Norfolk teaching the young ideas how to know all that juvenile*, when they grow up, should do, it #eems inflamed the eldest son of the family with "the tender passion." He is about 20 years of age, and carrying off his bride to Weldon, they were duly wedded. ....Rachel and party will leave Havana rn the 23d of January for New Orleans, whero it is pnrpoeed that the great impersonations of the French tragedienne shall iaimediately commence. He engagement extends through the space of three months, alternating nkhUv with the opora ? WASHINGTON NEWS AND GOSSIP. Postal Matters ?Under the circumstances in which it exists, the Postal Department of the United States is the best in the world; or no fair deduction may be drawn from the sta tistics embraced in the recent report of the Postmaster General The aggregate distance over which the mails of the United States are transported, and the sparseness ot population in the regions traversed by most of the mail routes, the necessarily varied character of mail conveyances, and the absence of power in the Department, under tho law, to meet extraordinary emergencies by exerting arbi trary authority to effect its ends, as is done by the postal authorities of many other govern ments?are all elements working to render the prompt, economical, regular, and perfectly satisfactory transaction of the American Postal Department'! business much more difficult than that of any European government. Be sides, in proportion to population, with, per haps, the exception of tho Prussians, our peo ple correspond by the post vastly more than any other people on the face of the globe, and read yro rata many more post-carried news paper* than all Europe combined. Under these circumstances, to expect the perfect regularity and efficiency ofthe English system to exist in this country, is what no roa ?onabl# man will do. Nevertheless, of late years, our postal system has been making rapid strides of improvement, giving, at this time, much more general satisfaction than ever before, though Congress has n"t legislated for it, as though properly comprehending the vast strides the postal requirements of our people arc making annually. They "save at the spile and let out at the bung-holo" too fre quently in legislating for that department of the Government; and thus make it tho duty of the Department to strain its wits, energy and forethought not unfrequently, to remedy evils thus brought about, which it manages to cure very generally by the herculean exertions of all whose reputations, as public officers, arc involved in the satisfactory management of the Department's affairs. Nine-tenths ofthe pop- I ular grumbling over the uff.iirs of this branch I of the Government, by-the-by. grows out of I the Postmaster General's firmness in resisting efforts to violate the postal laws for the benefit or convenience of individuals, or from the I "blowing" of postal emperics?of persons who I profess Vt possess nostrums for the cure of what I they bold to be special postal evils. Mr. Pliny Miles, late a l"west class clerk in I the Poit Office Department in this city, upon I the strength of far more aptness for pert writing I for tho press than for the business-like trans- I action of any duties in connection with the I postal system (for he was tried, at, we believe, I three branches of the buainesa of the Depart- I ment, in this city, before losing his clerkship I here,) ha*, funnily enough, pet up for the great American postal reformer, now that Parson Barnabas Bates i? no more. His pre tensions in that connection are the source of unlimited amusement among the Department's I host of employees in the Federal city, who arc prone to compare his performances when one of them, with his grandiloquent pretensions I to the public, through the press, of capacity to I initiate stupendous changes in the present postal system that cannot fail to operate beno- I ficially. His recently published work on the I subject is conceived by thoso who have been engaged for years in the management of Ameri- I can posta' au*:rr, and have fairly earned the reputation of being experts at their business, J to be merely a budget of impracticable no- ( tions, most of them growing out of a profound I ignorance ot business, and more especially I postal-business affairs. I Tinkering Backbones ?It strikes us, that after the result of their session of Wednesday I last, even Doctor Greeley must see that the only result of his peculiar " practice" in this I city has been and must continue to be, the ob- I atructionof the public business. But belonging I to an eminently impracticable school, because I it has proved a dead failure so far, will not I induce him and his co-workers in tho lo by I to change their tactics, at least, until it ap- I pears probablo that by so doing he and they I may be more likely to carry their point. It I will be recollected that after swearing by the I Maine Liquor Law for years, the doctor and his co-practitioners at home threw it aside as J so much waste paper, in framing a platform I in which to go into the canvass previous to tho I last New York Stato election; the moving I cau.-e why they did so, being tho fact that it I had brought defeat upon all parties every- I where in the previous elections of the season. I Thus, though it is not to be hoped that the I requirements of the public interest will in- 1 duce Dr. Greeley, Mr. Giddings, and their co- I workers, to change the line of tactics of their I so well drilled forces in the Hou;e hall, the now evident utter iinposiibility that it can triumph without change, will, wo think, not long hence, compel them to adopt some other I line of policy. Nom vefrona. How it carre About.?Having heard much 1 conversational speculation relative to the I cause of the action of the last Democratic rej - I resentatives' c?u?us, in adopting the resolu- I tion 'pledging themselves to vote to bold the late protractcd session of the House, we take I it for granted, that much interest in the sub- I ject is felt among the politician? of all parties I by whom we are surrounded; and, therefore, I proceed to explain it as follows, vis: Many I of the opposition newspapers have, of late, I been endeavoring to make their readers be- I lieve that the failure toorganize results wholly J from the determination of the Democrats of the I House to prevent the large opposition majority I from agreeing, as they would agree, if once I forced to remain a whole night in session. So. to stop any such misrepresentations of the I true state of affairs in the Hall, they con- I eluded to afford the nominally desired occa- I slon in which the majority might organiio, if they would. They, therefore, remained in I aeMion, on Wednesday last, for twenty con- I ?eeutive hours, therein voting for their nom inee whenever their names were called in a vote for a Speaker. The result shows that the charges against them, to which we refer above, I has no foundation, in fact. The Democrat* ? In conversation with many Democratic members, we find them perfectly satisfied with the state of things in the House hall. They have it in their heads that the majority is likely to be a most wasteful and extravagant one, when it cornea to pRM on what Senator Toombs so appropriately terms jobbing legislation; and they believe fur ther, that aa the House is now constituted, it cannot possibly be expected to better the status of anything to be legislated on at this time. Or, in other words, that as it will be some months ere the appropriations of the last ?ession give oat, the country will suffer no thing whatever from tae failure cf the House to be driving bills through at thin time. In deed, nut a few of them imagine that the gov ernment, (the treasury,) and the people are the gainer* by the existing condition of the House; and therefore they care not the worth of a button about helping the majority out of their present dilemma, which they all hope to use to vast advantage for their party in the next approaching Presidential election; as proving the utter incompetency of the Oppo sition to conduct the government. The Sentiment of the Houie.?Wo presume that no one who has attentively hoard, or read, the debates that have taken place in the House hall since the first Monday of last month, now fails to realise the truth and force of our de claration, published weeks before the session began, that the anti-Nebraskaites, though claiming to be largely in the majority in that chamber, would find themselvesy-praotically, in a minority; and that whatever contemporary newspapers might say, with reference to the views of individual members, ? majority would be found in the hall, who would vote down any proposition, whatever, having for its direct or indirect aim an infraction of the principles of the Nebraska-Kansas bill. We were regarded by many as being half moon struck when expressing that opinion; yet the result verifies, past denial, the correctness of our judgment, expressed so long in advance of the meeting of Congress. The Naval Reform Board?arc to be con gratulated on the fact that the Hon. Mr. Hale, of New Hampshire, has elected himself to be their chief assailant on the floor of the Senate chamber, because the fact that that gentleman is the person who showers upon them so much foul-mouthed personal abuse and utters against them so many miserable inuendoes, cannot fail to generate a very gen eral impression that what they have felt called on to do in the discharge of the delicate and responsible duty to which they were neces sarily called in carrying out the naval reform law ot the last session of Congress, was con siderately, honestly, aud fearlessly done. They need never fear a verdict from their eouctrymen against them, while the Hon. Mr. Hale, of New Hampshire, stands forth heir chief assailant and prosecutor. A Diplomatic Dinner.?We hear that the President yesterday gave a dinner party, at which some fifty guesU attended, composed ?mh the exception of the Secretary of State hie Assistant Secretary, al <'gethiT of foreign ministers and gontlemcn ittached to the several foreign legations in his city, and ladies of their respective fami- I ics. AH the gentlemen present were in citi zen s costumes. Messrs. Crampton and Mar ietta were there, it is said. We hear this -'ntertainmcnt described by one of the guests is being equal, in all its appointments, as to food taste and elegance, to anything of the Had coming off in these tisae* in cither Euro pean capital. A capital spirit is said to have actuated all present; who spent a delightful evening together, indeed. Major George Deaa, Assistant Adjutant ?cneral U. S. Army, met with a sad accident festerday. in walking down Pennsylvania ivenue he slipped on the ice and fell, near Twelfth street, breaking his leg. Tho injury was to the big bono of hi* right leg, near the inkle. I The Ourrent Operations of the Treasury Da >artment ?On yesterday, 10th of January here were of Treasury Warrants entered on he books of the Department?' fortheTrc^ury Department.? 5,080 00 $ ? *ar Warrants received and en* CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS. In the Senate, yesterday, after we went to )ress, the debate on the memorial of George \. Stevens, late a mastor in the navy of the Pr.itcd States asking redress for the injustice lone him by the late Naval Reform Board, was continued at great length by Mr. Hale, Mr Toombs, Mr. Adams. Mr. Brodbead, Mr. Jones of Tennessee, Mr. Mallory, Mr. scward, Mr. Bell, Mr. Mason, Mr. Touoey, ind others, ere tho subject was passed over informally. Mr Brown gave notice of a bill to settle certain accounts between the United States md the State of Mississippi. On motiou by Mr. Clayton, it was lirsu'ved, That the President be requested, if it be compatible with the public interest, to Bomiuunieate to the Senate a copy of the Setter of Lord John Russcl to Mr. Crampton, dated January 19, 1853, in which the British Gov ernment declared that they "intended to ad lior?? strictly to the treaty of the 19th April, 1 *.'>0, and not to assume any severoignty, diroct or indirect, in Central America " On motion of Mr. Mason, it was liesolvtd, That the Committee on the Con tingent Expenses of the Senate be authorized to pay Beveily Tucker, for the printing of the D nance report, ordered to be printed the 3d of January; provided tho price does not exceed lhat n?'W authorized by law. On motion of Mr. Bayard, it was erdered that the President of the Senate be authorized to assign rooms in the north wing of the cap itol extension for the use of the court oi claims luring the present session of the Supreme Court. After a short Executive seseion, the Senate adjourned to Monday. Preceedtags ef Te-Dny. In the House, to-day, a motion was made for a call of the Hou=-e, on which the yeas and nay? were ordered. During the call of the roll on this motion, Mi. Nichols, when his name was called, rose to a privileged question, and read a report in the Globe, of remarks uiado by him a few days before in debate, whereiu he was represented as avowing himself a member of the Amerioan party, which ho characterized as erroneous. He declared that he had never been a mem ber ot that organization, and was opposed to their purposes and principles as explained by members, their advocates, in the course ef de bate in the hall. The roll-call on tho motion for a call of the House was then continued; and it was nut or dered?yeas 70, nays 120. Mr. Sneed, rising to personal explanation, remarked that on Wednesday night, in the heat of debate, and acting under a misappre hension, he had taken occasion to critioise the conduct of the Clerk, as a presiding officer, unfavorably. He was now satisfied that he had done that gentleman injustice, and there fore recalled what he had said, as above ex plained. Mr. S. closed by complimenting the manner in which the Clerk had discharged the duties devolving on him through the peculiar condi tion of the House. Mr. Eustis announced that the absence of Mr. Walker was result of sickncss. Mr. Florence announced that the absence of Mr. Packer arose from the faotthat that gen tleman had been suddenly called home by the extreme illness of a daughter. The Clerk aanounced the first business in order to be the further consideration of the pending resolution of Mr. Sneed for the elec tion of Mr. Orr to the Speakership. ir exPllkiD?d that the refusal of the lit ute to order the main question to be put on this resolution on Wednesday niaht last, satis fied him that it would be a mere waste of the time of the House for it to consider this prop osition. He therefore appealed to its mover to withdraw it. Mr. Sneed having withdrawn the resolution in question, by leave of the House, they pro ceeded with the one hundred and seventh vote for a Speaker, with the following result : Whole number of votes cast, 212; necessary to a choice, 107. Mr Richardson received 70, Banks 9S, Ful ler of Pa 32, Pennington ft, scattering 5. ADDITIONAL FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BY THE CANADA AT BOSTON. THE PEACE NEGOTIATIONS. The present position of peace prospects is this :?It may be remembered that Austria made a suggestion of certain terms, not known to the public, which the Austrian cabinet con sidered might constitute a basis for pacific ne gotiations. These suggestions Austria sent to Paris, through the French Minister at Vienna. The French Government sent a copy of said suggestion to London. Much correspondence ensued between London and Paris, resulting in the original suggestions being sent back, altered by France and England, to Vienna. The Austrian Cabinet expressed mortifica tion that the suggestions were not adopted xiplicitrr. More correspondence ensued, re sulting in Austria agreeing to append her name jointly with France and England to the modified proposals. The proposition thus amended, was on Sunday, December 1ft, as no tified by the Arago, sent from Vienna in charge of Count Esterhazy, to St. Petersburg The content* of this ultimatum arc kept profoundly secret. If the Czar refuses, France and Eng land threaten to continue the war, and Aus tria to cease diplomatic relations, and after ward to be governed by the course. Simul taneously with the transmission of peace pro posals to Russia, the ParisMoniteur publishes the treaty entered into between the allies and Sweden, guarantying the existing limits of Sweden against Russian aggression. As Russia does not at present threaten Sweden, this ill-timed treaty may be viewed by Russia as an intentional insult, and a cause for the rejection of the peace proposals. The terms of the treaty are very stringent. It is declared that the treaty is concludcd to pre vent every complication of a nature to trouble the balance of power in Europe. By the first article, tho King of Sweden engages himself not to cede to Russia, nor to exchange with her, nor allow her to occupy, any portion of the territory belonging to tho crown of Swe den and Norway, lie engages, moreover, not t-? cede to Russia any right of pasturage or fishing ground, or of any other nature what

soever of the said territories or of tho coast of Sweden and Norway, and to reject any pre tensions Russia might raise to establish the existence of any of the above-named rights. By the second article, the King of Sweden fur ther engages, in case Russia should make any proposition to or demand of him with a view to obtain either the cession or exchange of any portion whatever of the territory belonging to the crown ot Sweden and Norway?be it per mission to occupy certain points of said terri tory, or the cession of fishing or pasturage rights, <>r of any other on those same territo ricso?on the coast of Sweden and Norway to communicate immediately such proposition to the Lmperor of France and the Queen of hngland, and they engage to provide Sweden with sufficient naval and military forces, with those of Sweden, to resist the claims or aggres sions of Russia. The nature, the importance, k ii de<tination ?f forces in question, 11' the case occurring, be dccided by a 3om in on agreement between the three powers j A secret clause is appended to the treaty providing for Sweden eventually taking tho held against Russia. Vienna private correspondence intimates that the Austrian government declined an in vitation made by Prussia on the 17th of Sep ernber to join Prussia in a Pacific interven tion?also that Napoleon refused the invita tion of Prussia, conveyed by Baron Prokesch to 1 arts to open negotiations, but that in ihe middle of November Count Buol. in the name of Austria, invited the Wostern Powers to re open at Paris the I'oace Conference of Vienna, recommending also that the guarantee re specting Prussian domination in the Black Sea should be modified. Russia had not replied to the proposal, but would send rcpie3eutatives to the Conference, hence has arisen the rumor that the Austrian Anglo-French proposal is merely to define the meaning of tho third point, and that if an un derstanding be come to, the Vienna Confer ence, so called, will be reopeued in Paris in the irnddie of January. THE PRINCIPALITIES. Kumor says that the projected Conference for a settlement of the Principalities are in definitely adjourned. Count (Joronim will re fume the command of the Austrian army there. THE CRIMEA. T, hurricane had occurred in the Crimea J he Tchernaya river had overflowed its banks doing considerable damage. There is nothing ater than General Oodnngton's dispatch of the 4th. saying that the Russians continued to hre heavily from the north side, but without much damage. Tho ground was covered with ?now. Savings banks are to be opened in tho uritish?rmy. GREAT BRITAIN. Attention is entirely occupied in discussing he probabilities of peace. It is remarkable that the general public speak more in favor of carrying on the war now than at any previous pei lod. Tne Queen has sent a jewelled decora Lion to.Mir5? -Nightingale. Heavy gale? had prevailed during the week, and numerous casualties were reported on the Brit ish coast, but no American ships are known o be damaged The Spanish Wig Bravo, from Barcelona for Havana, was wrecked on fhe night of the 10th inst., off Gibralter. Foity ladeiePsa"engerS W?re drowned' deluding seven FRANCE. A treaty of amity and commerce between trance and Persia is concluded, and an envoy ha- left Pans to exchange ratifications. Gen eral Canrobeit will be named Marshal cf r ranee. SPAIN. Tho Cubans have sent a protest agaiust the impolicy of laying additional taxes on colonial pioduce, as the new tariff proposes. HOLLAND. The first steamer of the New York line, the Belgique was formally baptized at Antwerp on the loth instant, by the Cardinal Arch bishop of Malines and a crowd of clergymen. DENMARK. Denmark has requested tho Governments interested to adjourn the Conference of the Sound Dues A Copehagen letter says that only two States have as yet pronounced in fa vor of Denmark's views, namely, Russia and Mechlenberg. The Russian Finance Minister some time since stated that ho could not raise the large sum required to capitalize, and there for? preferred remaining as they are. Lord Clarendon has announced that if the United States ships pass without paying tolls, British snips will pass also. GERMANY. Frankfort papers published an Imperial ukase, authorizing the new Russian Loan. __ SARDINIA. The War Budget of the Kingdom of Sardi nia, just presented to the Piedmontese Cham bers, fixog the expenses of the war during M at 74,239.532 francs ineludini 11,386,401 francs for the navy. SURRENDER OF KARS Tho Inv&llide Russe contains a dispatch from Gen. Mouravicff. He reports that he has taken possession of 1M cannon, large stores of amunition and standards, with 10,000 prison ers, besides those already reported?6,000 be ing Turkish regulars, and 4,000 Redios The London Gazette of Friday contains a copy of the treaty between England, France, and Sweden. Decrease ok PortLATiow Portsmouth, Va., on the breaking out of the recent pesti lonoe contained a population of 15,000, of which 1,200 at least have died, and about 4 800 are among the missing?i. e., have not returned. The population of Norfolk at the same period was 18,000, of which 2,700 have died, and there are still nearly, 6,000 not re turned. A desolation, all things considered far exceeding in its result the great plague ef London. ty C F. McKennie, one of the oldest and m ost respectable citizens of Charlottesville, died on Friday lut. tprThe James river is froien over; and navigation is consequently suspended. Yellow Fever?The brig Soango, Captain Little, fr^m Aux Cayes, Hayti. report* that the yellow fever is raging fearfully at Aui Ca.vos Every vessel in port had lo?t acme of their crew Some of the ships were entirely deserted, their whole crew? having died. Wisconsin.?The Wisconsin Legislature met at Madison on Monday. but did not organiie Mr Barston, democrat, was declared elected Governor of the State, but on the same day Mr Baahford, republican, had the oath of office administered to him by the Supreme Court on an order to bring hi* case before said Court. The Snow in Virginia?The snow during the rccent storm fell to the depth of eight in ches at Winchester and twelve inches at Peters burg. Snow hus never fallen to this depth in thwt vicinity, says the Petersburg Express, since 182V. Show fell in Wheelingon Monday, and had reached the depth of two feet between that city and Cumberland. Qen J^kson on marching out of New Or - leans, to meet the red-coats, and give them an insight into the celebrated New Orleans cotton business, found all the French women of tie city, who dreaded tha English name, crying and lamenting around bim?they knew that if the red-coats took the city, that all they would do would be to take 41 beauty and booty," with rough soldier license. Jackson didn't like to see that feminine wailing round his men, and it was on this occasion he made his first oration in French, to the ladies. Having asked the words of an nid-dc-camp, the Qencral, with a regular Pnrisian twang, sang out: 44 L'enrmi n tntrera rette ville?while I can shake a -tick at them ?by the Eternal 4' Vive Jackson', t-irr lr brave. (imtra/ Old Hickory exclaimed tho delighted citiicns who even thon foresaw victory in the bright eyes of tho brave com mander ; and by the eternal, he to?k the re sponsibility of the matter. BEAR WOMAN !?THE WOXDER OF THE AGE '?Some few day* ago it was announced in the different papers of this city that a being called as above ana supposed bv Naturalists and others, Including Dr Mott, of New York city, to be part human and part brute, would be on exhibition for a few days Now. supposlng^his to be an imposition of the grossest kird for the purp se of defrauding the public out of their money, as there ha* never been known to Pve a being who was part human and part brute, in fact there has never been any authentic account of euch. With the determination of showing this impos ure in Its full light to the public, if such it shonld prove, I went to the place of ex hibition, which Is just below the National Hotel, on Pennsylvania avenue, paid my 2J cents, and. on entering, 1 was perfectly dumb-founded to see such an extraordinary tieing Sbe is about \% ft h'gh, very well formed, except the head, which is that of a baboon or an ourang outang, her face and person Is entirely covered with thick black hnir, except her bosom, hands and feet Sbe Is very neatly dressed, and the most fastidious la dies or gentleman need have no compunctions about visiting her t?he Is well worth all they ask for admission and more A LOVER OF ALL GENUINE jan ll--"? CURIOSITIES. 41 IN \ OUR PROSPERITY F E MEMBER THE POOR"?The Washington Highlanders respectfully announce to the public that they will give a Ball for the benefit of the poor of thlscltyiftn MONDAY, the ?-Mh instant, and respectfully Mk the public's aid in relieving the distresses?fflfcaac who arc unable to help themselves. ? J#** Committees and other aMhiiars In a future advertisement M* lift-M5,17.19*22 F1R ST ASS EM B l?<V TH E SCO TT GI'ARl'S ?The So2l^Hard? n k? pleasure in announcing to tMftr Mtnd* and the p lblic genera'ly, that their jflMRV'robly will take place at Harmony 11*11. ?a *1U).\V >: V IN NING, the 11th of January jan 11?It TH^CgMnTTEK_ ,1 O O P.?THE RKWLAK quar terly communication of theH. W. Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia, will be held at Odd Fellows' Hall, 7th street. on MONDAY, the lltb Instant, at 7 o'clock p m J NO T HANGS, jan 10?ThSM _ Gr.^cretary Metropolitan Raili Georgetown, TIIOSK SrHSOMHgkTtl THE stock of the MetroppPqflRSQrsad Com pany who have not res nopg*. 5fil made the 12th of April last for the payment the sec ond instalment are requested to do so \&hln thir ty days from date, to enable the Compfly to meet their obligations to the contractors wljvarc now engaged iu prosecuting ihe work. By order of the Board of Directors : dec'At J. W DEEBLE, typMurer t^^MUTUAI, FIRE INSU R aWSK COM~ PANY OF TIIE DlSTRIclSOF CO LUMBIA?Pursuant to the provitiaaa of the Charter of this Company, the Managsfgive the following statement of the condition ofjKa flair* . Amount of premium notes.... $3*2 ? Surplus fimd in cash jan 7-eo2w ?-S^ELECTION NOTICE?Tb# Annual VvSk Meeting of the Mutual Fire feuranc* Company of the District of Columbia w'l at the office of the Company, on MONDi uarv21,at 12 o'clock, m . 'when an el be held for seven Managers, to serve ti year. By order of the President: jan 7-eo2w CHAS. WILSON, Serj^tary. Lost, bftween Washington and Alexandria, on the '0th Instant, a brown Fur VICTOR INE. The finder will be rewaiiled for returning the same t<< CHAS HAWKINS, Pa avenue, between 10th and 1 th sts. jan i I?3t 'UHE BOSTON AMERICAN ALSI&Al J- for 1?>56 received this dav. jan II FRANCE TAYLOR. A GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR A SttlK MAKER TO COMMENCE Bl SINlSfts. 'pHE STOCK AND FIXTURES FOR SALE M. and Store for rent now occupied by mfeNo. 49# Seventh street, near E. Any person wiping to buy out the entire stock, can do so on aafom modaating terms, If early application is flade. The large and well selected stock will, from this time be offered at cost by the single pair or pack age, until further arrangemenrs The subscriber designs devoting his entire at tention to the store under Browns' Hotel. JOHN MILLS, jan li-3t^ (Int,Union,News,Organ) TWO SUPERB PIANO FORTES AT A OREAT SACRIFICE OWING TO THE DEATH OF Mr. Oachle, and the necessary dissolution of the^ tinn of Knabe, Gaehle A Co , l'ianof manufacturers, Baltimore, it is positively "neces sary tosettle up the entire affairs of the late firm. We have two verv superior Instruments on hand, from the celebrated manufactory of this popular firm, which must be sol>t within a short time. One a magnificent Louis XIV. style beautifully carved 7-oct*ve Rosewood Piano, tke factory price of which is #150. One superb Rosewood Piano, four round cor ners, full 7-octaves ?factory price $375 Th^ae instruments will be sold at astonishing deductions for cash This is an opportunity but seldom offered to those In want of a reliable Pi ano. Also, always on hand Pianos from Hallet, Da vis, A Co , Boston, and Bacon A Raven, New York. Piano Stools, Guitars, Violins. Flutes, Accor ding, Banjos, Strings, Music, Music Paper, Ac. Give us a call an? see far yourselves JOHN F ELLIS, janll JOB Pa. av., bet. i?th and 10th sts. 373] CASH. [373 Twenty per cent saved by pur chasing FOR CASH ?It is now unl versally acknowledged that my establishment Is the place to buy goods cheap, and as I wish to sustain that pretty merited confidence, I now pro pose to reduce my present valuable and extensive stock of Foreign and Domeatic DRY 600DS by selling off at an sacrifice to myself, and Keat adcamag? to buyers, klerinos, Cashmeres, ( Lalnes, Castiinere*. and Caasincts will be sold twenty per ceut. less than they have been offered before this season. I have last received from Auction 50 dozen linen Towels at 6 cents 3 cases wide bleached Cotton at 9 cents, worth 10 3 bales heavy unbleached do., do do 3 do very flue do do do do 1 case yard wide Merino IS cents 1 case second mourning Calico, 0 cents worth 12 1 case yard wide furniture do IK do IS 20 pieces Wool Flannel, iS cents 3 cases fine Calico, 6 cents, worth 10, warranted fast colon. In addition to the above we have a large and well selected stock of BOOTS, SHOES and RUBBERS for ladles, gentlemen and children Also, boys' black and fancy colored CAPS, which we are disposed to sell very cheap for CASH. R B. HALL, No 373 Seventh street, fourth house above 1 st , and one door above Mr. K G. Hyatt's. jan 11??t (Organ) ROOIfl'l PEN KNIVES, warranted gea uine, bought personally from the maauf?ctu rer? in Sheffield; ladies and gentlemen's patterns, of one to four blades, in buck, ivory, aad pearl handles. [jaa8J FRANCK TAYLOR. in lONIKQlBFK K OF THE FAILURE OK THE ?ft*. whcb rendered It Impossible to de justice to the p?? gramme another CONCERT will as eivss m TEMPERANCE HALL, Os SATURDAY EVENING, January l*h. ?v Mlw? F.. WHITEHOUSE. Miss HATT1K HH IGUS, Pr?f A N. JOHNSON, Prof F. H FROST. of Bmirn And will consist of selections of the choice*' pi- < e* of music, classical, popular and aomtc. Tickets and F ro^ratrimr* at the Music Store* rickets FIFTY CENTS Three tkke * f. ONE DOLLAR N B ?Ticket# purchased for the la?t Conor rt and not used will be good at thi* jan 11-? T H E VA R I K T I E 8 . Maiao?a lOHN T FORD Box ticket* Parq-ett arm chsii* 90 rent* Fill DAY EVENING, Jsaanry 11, !??**, FOURTH GRAND SOIREE By the principal member* of the world renowned CHRISTY'S MINSTRELS, (ORGAXIZBD IS 1944) Will appear every night thla week ' n'ttk in Enure Ckan^e ?/ **? PerfmrwuutM * Particulars in small bills. jan???t BEAR WOMAN! The Greatest Curiosity in the World! HALF WOMAN t?H ALF BEAST: will be exhibited during thla work. WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY, and SATURDAY, On the Avenue, below the National Hotel j tn 10?ti* NATIONAL. THEATRE ITALIAN OPERA FROM THK HEW YOKE ACADEMY OF MUSIC. MAX MARETZEK, DIRECTOR. The management respectfully announces that ow;n^r to thr signal and flattering succeslthst has atteuded hi* introduction of the ENTIRE operatic TROl fE, In Washington, and at the urgent and numerous sc lici'at iohs of the admirer* of the divine art, he ha* the honor of preen l - ing them for Q\E NIUHT MOKE ' FRIDAY EVENING, January 11, , B-Ing most positively the last time tb?y win *p. pear In to is city. On Ibis occasion will be presented by particular request Bt 'lini's gnat lyric tra?>?dv of NORMA! in which MADAME I.A BARONESS ANNA l>E I.AliRANOh. The Emu ent Prima Donna MlssELISE HKNSLER, The young American Prima Donna SIG SALVIANf, The Cel* brated Tenor. SIG. GASPAROM, The Famon* B?*so Assisted by the entire resources of the troupe bott vocal and instrumental. The whole under tb?* direction of the great ma.'a MAI MARETZEK. \rr Notwithstanding the outlay uf Capital ne cessarily r<?qii)red to defray the TRAVELING EXPENSES, and pay the ? SALARIES Of nearly O** Hundred Arli?t$, liy The management la enabled to adopt 'he *.ui?e prices as paid at the original representation in New York, as follow* Dress Circle and Parquette ?1 v? Secured Seat* t Family Circle 1 ?u ITT Box Book for the sale of'ocurcrf s?a*i, oj* u at the National Theatre on Thursday and Fridsr. from 9 a m to I o'clock p. rn Jan 10?S SUPERIOR POMADE, BARRI'I TRI k coperous, Swedish Hair Creator, Lily White Hair and Tooth Brushes, Soap f?r chapped hands, for sale at jan 10?3t I.AMMOXD'S,Tth strwt BAULEY'S FINEST GOLD PENH, IN gold and silver cases, for sale for the mai." facturers, at their lowest retail prices, and to tb? trade at their lowest wholesale price* Also, Morton's *hort-nib Gold Pens, differing essentially In their construction from any others snd suiting the requirements of ir.anv who have hitherto been unable to make use of anv metallic penwhatever. FRANCE TAYLOR jan 10 ijH>R SALE ?AT A LOW PRICE. A NEGRO Man, who can make himself usefjl in any capacity He has been porter In stores In tb's citj^, and has had the care of horse*, Ac. He is healthy and able bodied, of pleasing addre*?, strictly honest, and can give the highest teftlm" nia'.s as to bonestv, sobriety, Ac. His owner is loth to part with him. but Having no use for hS services and needing Is compelled ' ? do so. He will be *old to remain in the Distrii :. Address "J R," City Post OfSce. jan 10?:?? MUSIC CARD. MRS DAUNAS, TEACHER OF THK Pi ano Forte and Singing, respectfullr solk r- * continuation of favors from htr present patrons, and would ia'orm thowe wishing to be Instruetci either on the Piano F orte cr Singing, or both, thst she has time to devote to six or eight more pupils Application* made to Mrs D , corner of Bridge and Market streets. Georgetown, or at the Music Depot, corner dt Penna avenue and 11th street Washington, will meet with due intention Jan 10?3t* S. P. HOOVER. Iron Hall Boat, Shoe and Trunk Establish ment, I HAVE THIS DAY RECEIVED FOR LA dies', Gents', Misses', and Children's SNOW OVER SHOES. Gum Boots.??I Gossimer and Sand&ls Also, Bucksklnf lined Shoes, double sole and water-proof Boots, all of which 1 will sell low for cash All In want please call and examine for your selves. S P HOOVER. Iron Hall, bet 9th aad 10th ?ts . Pa. av jan 10? [No 550 ] ' Swamp and Overflowed Lands." PUBLIC NOTICE?PURSUANT TO THL instructions of the Secretary of the Interior, pubic notice Is hereby given that, In ordc to orlng to a close the business under the act of Con gress approved September at, 1850, endued.' An act to enable the State of Arkansas, and o!h<r States, to reclaim the 4swamp lands' within their limits." and at the same time afford to partus who claim thst portion* of the land* selected tin der said law are dry r?nd fit for cultivation, as op "ly to Introduce evidence, all lands so w to the appioval whereof no objection be m*de within *lx month* from the daie here0', will be certified r nd patented to the Statw* Such objections a* are contemplated by th? above must be made under oath, aad Hl?*d w ? the register and receiver of the proper land o? * for transmisMon to the General I Jind Ofllce TW necessary forms for aflidavits are in the uaud* cf said otttcers The following classes of land are exempt froir objection, to-wit: 1st Lands entered with cash, or located wi?? military bounty land warrants or scrip, a/ter the passage of the act of 2?th Septemb?-r. l""5*'- i,n, prior to the passage of the act of 2d March. "for the relief of purchasers and locator* of swan | and overflowed landa." '?id Lands already patented to the State ond< the swamp law ? In all case*; where objection Is raised, testim01^ must be uken before ttoe register and receiver ? the lsad oAce. at such time, after the explra'?oi of said six months, a* thev may appoint witc 'L' consent of the Commissioner of the General l^ oalc* ^ aj* The lists of swamr and overflowed lanos open to inspection during lhe regular busiti''^ hours of lhe Land Office. Given under my hand, at the elty of Wsshisfi 'on, this aist day of l>e<^ember, 18&5 THOS. A HENDRICKS, Commissioner General Land Olhce Jan 10? LOS*?ON THE EVENING OF JAM Rth. from a sleigh, on Penra avenue,*' HORSE BLANKET. The Under will liberal reward by leaving the sure at the ? House, Penna. avenue, tsjlow Sixth street jan 10?3t Lost?LAST EVENING, SlTPOSKD Pena avenue, between the Capitol an? . Ident's House, a brown fur VICtOBIM"'^ with brown silk A liberal reward will bef*" to the flnder, If left at the oAce of the Star. Jan 1??Jt? ^ Lost by a lady, in bkoroet"' , on the 4th instant, between the corner^ ^ , and Bridge streets, and the Convent, s ws |f (( Fur Vlctorlae. Tne flnder will pl*a*^ '*"* h)< n# Ml Remick's, Brldne strtet, when ward will be given. janl*-* portnnity lected, to