Newspaper of Evening Star, January 14, 1856, Page 2

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EVENING STAR. WASHIWOTOW CITY: MONDAY iaiatry 14, 1916. C7" Art vert ImmMi nhould be handed in by U o'clock, m , otherwise they may not appear until Uie next rtay. |?7~ Aobsts ro* thi 9ta>.?Tb? following Mnietl persons are authorized to contract for the publication of advertisements In Tni Stab: Pk%l*dtlpk*??V. B Paixbb, northwest cor ner of Fifth and Chestnat fttreeta. A'tte I'er*?8. M. PiTTiaeiih A Co., Naeeau ??ston?V. B. Palmeb, ScoHay'a Bnildln#. 07? Joa Peibtijio.?Our friends and patrona are notified that we are now prepared to execute *v*ry kind of Job Printing with despatch and 3n the best manner, at prlcee as low as in any other office In Washington. Job Printers are also notified that we are prepared to do every descrip tion of presa work that can be executed on double cylinder and Adams' power-presses. So, also, has the Star oflce a Book Bindery connected with It, equal In Its capacity to turn out book binding of all descriptions to any other in the District of Columbia. SPIRIT OF THE MOKHIHG PRESS The Union is indignant at the war South ern Know Nothings are making on Mr. Rich ?ardson, rather than on Mr Banks. The edi tor's opinion evidently is, that in spite of the save-the-pieooa speeches those gentlemen are making, they are practically playing the game of ride-and-tie with the Republicans, so -f*r aa the Democracy aro conccrned; aiming their antagonism almost altogether at the T>emocratd, while professing to hold opinions in common with the latter on the all'absorb ing slavery question. The Union farther <all3 attention to the fact?with a sneer, we aro sorry to see?that Mr. Fuller's answers to the queries of Mr. Zollicoffcr present him in jan attitude on the slavery question very dif ierent from that assumed by him in his origi nal confession of faith made earlier in the sesaion. On the part cf the Union, this ig the mora ungraceful from the fact that in its same issue, (in another article,) it deprecates, ">nth earnestness and eloquence, the manner 3n which Mr Richardson " is assailed, and Scrutinised, and interrogated by the National -Know Nothings, in order that they maybe able to break the consistency of his record, And so demoralize his efforts in defence of great principles as to render him and hia friends powerless aa against Northern fanati cism." Oar devotion to the great principles''to 'Which the Utuoit refers, leads as to believe it .right and proper to thank Mr. Fuller for the display of manliness with which he has come forward, even at this late day, to bear testi mony in their favor. We care not what his record has been, be ha* given every evidence ?in the hall of sincerity of purpose, and doubt less spoke on Saturday in this connection his .honest sentiments. This is not a crisis in which anything is to be gained for sound con stitutional principles by rejecting the abiding and effective testimony in behalf of them as .held by the Democratic party in Congress, in volved in what Mr Fuller so frankly said on Saturday, in reply to Mr Zolliooffer's inter pellation. We trust, indeed, that the Union will see the propriety of frankly taking back its little paragraph, wherein it essays to weaken the value for the oause of true principles, of Mr. Fuller's explanation, by quoting, aa it were, to weaken the credence that should be accorded to his sincerity, different views en tertained and expressed by htm. a previous time. The Intelligence mourns over the condi tion of the liouae, which its editor evidently regard* aa a stigma upon American institu tion. tie considers Saturday last in the hall to have been a lost day, and regrets that each member will insist that, personally, no re sponsibility whatever rests on him for the con tinuance of the present state of things. He also tells the Union that it would be more creditable to it if it would urge its party to surrender something to bring about an organ ization, instead of urging them to continue in a position they cannot longer hold, except to the alleged grievous sacrifice of the public in terest. Thb "SwissGuabds" at tub WhiteHocbe. 1 see that the Star, of this city, calls me to account lor sa^iDg that the police present on the occasion of the President s levee, on New l ear s day, were foreigners, and alleges that they were the regular police of the city, ap pointed by au American mayor, and, of course, all Americans. In reply, I have only to say that t/uy trert not tfu regular police, who are Americans, and who wear stars, but they are meinbera of what ia called the "Auxiliary Guard, appointed by the President, or under his direction. These guardians of the en tranoo to the White House wore small silver ?agios, showing their distinctive character, and forbidding their identification with the regular poliee.?Correspondent of Pkilmdel. j/iiu Ledger. In rejoinder to the above reply, we ' have enly to say," that the -Auxiliary Guard" are *ot "appointed by the President, or un der his direction." The chief of the Guard is nominated by the Mayor to the President for confirmation, and of coarse the Mayor "would not nominate any one who was not a professed American. The members of the Guard are nominated by this Chief to the Mayor for confirmation, and are therefore en tirely free from all control of the President. In short, the -Auxiliary Guard" ia a eivic body, under control of the Mayor, and we do not believe that there is a single member who i* not native born and of the particular polit ical stripe which characterises oar bo called ?'American" City Government. Try again. Mr Correspondent. Taa Kbt Stoxb Straight'?After a hard contest. the Democratio members of the Penn sylvania Legislature have nominated as can didate for U. S. Senator that well known statesman, Gov. BigUr. The Argiu, after showing that few have ever entered the U. S. Senate surrounded by circumstances so fall of promise, says: "The nomination of Gov Bigler moreover has another highly gratifying aspect ft ?t tests the troth of the Democracy of the Old Keystone, and their unyielding demotion to principles. Gov *feigler, a year and a half ago, was struck down by the fell spirit of fa naticism and bigotry. while defending with trae heroism the great issues presented by the Democracy; and now. when reflection and dispaaaioned judgment have placed the De mocracy again in the ascendant, it ia at onee a gratifying testimony to his devotion and in tegrity, and an index of the fidelity of the r?*y, fkat be ia selected for the highest and most responsible position in the gift of those whose chosen ehampion he was, bat who, in defeat, regained for him all their respeet and confidence. The fact ia fall of encoarago ment, and will strengthen hia hand a in all the daties of hia new position.'* iy A "Cuttfldaaoa" Man"-The man who thmka he can help a good-looking servant girl to " cord the bedstead'' without getting his frsad broke by hia wi WASHINGTON HEWS AHD GOSSIP. The Interpellation.?We were compelled to go to press with oar last iMue, without a word of comment npon the interesting proceedings in tho House, which oocurred therein on Sat urday last Otherwise, the afternoon being very stormj, the delay necessary to enable us to explain properly what was then and there going on, would hare thrown the delivery of thousand? of copies of the Star far into the night. On the day before, the House had. by a rote, signified its desire that the several can didates lor the Speakership should reply to the following questions, (addressed by Mr. Zollkjoffer, originally, to Mr. Richardson, only,) via: 1. "Am I right in supposing that the gen tleman from Illinois |Mr. Richardson] regards the Kansas-Nebraska bill as promotive of the formation of free States in the Territories of | Kansas and Nebraska?" 2. '-Am I right in supposing that he ad vocates the constitutionality of the Wilmet proviso7 that in 1850 he opposed its applica tion to the territories acquired from Mexico only upon the ground that it was unnecessary, inasmuch as the Mexican local laws in those territories already abolished slavery, which ought to be sufficfcnt for all free-soil men; and that he committed himself to the position that if territorial bills, silent upon tne sub* {'cot of slavery, (and leaving tho Mexican iws to operate,) were defeated, he would vote for bills with the Wilraot proviso in them?" 3. "Am I right in supposing that his theory is that the Constitution cf the United States does not carry slavery to, and protect it in. the Territories of the United States ?" 4. "That in tho territory acquired from France, (including Kansas and Nebraska,) the Missouri restriction was necesoary te make the territory free, because slavery existed there under France at the tune of the acquisition; but that the Kansas-Nebraska bill, which re peals that restriction, but neither legislate! slavery into those Territories nor excludes i) therefrom, in his opinion, leaves those Terri tories without either looal or constitutional law protecting slavery, and that, therefore, the Kansas-Nebraska bill promotes the formation of free States in Kansas and Nebraska." After much unnecessary legislative pull ing and hauling, amounting to nothing cxcept procrastinating the time at which the answers were given, (though all three candidates had previously expressed perfect willingness to reply to them frankly and fully,) Messrs Richardson, Banks, and Fuller, each gave distinct and unmistakable explanations of their several positions on the mooted point?. They were all, we take it, eminently satisfactory to their respective supporters Mr. Richardson, ever since his entrance into Congress, has been an avowed advocate of the constitutional rights of the whole of the States, including those of the South; or under exist ing oircumstances, he would not be the Dem ocratie candidate for the Speakership. Our space will not permit us to spread before the Star 'a readers their several replies. So we must content ourself with explaining their tenor in this running commentary. A3 before remarked, the reply of Mr. Richardson gave his supporters, one and all, perfect satisfaction, because it not only proved that his senti ments are in direct accordance with the doc trine of the caucus resolution on which he was nominated, but it embraced a powerful ar gument in favor of the wisdom, patriotism, and oonstitution-conserving principle of the caucus resolution on which his party may faco any amount and character of opposition in the ap 1 proaching Presidential election, in the South, North, East, or West. We presume that the reply of Mr. Fuller also satisfied all that gentleman's supporters; as. after his previous declarations in the hall (which were such as to induce a number of Southern members to cling to him,) no other answer than that which he gavo was to have been expected from a straightforward, chival ric man. It proved, that though his previous record had not been in aocord with his decla rations upon the Nebraska-Kansas question made some weeks ago, his change of senti ment on that subject was real and earnest, and that he is acting in perfect good faith toward his supporters for the Speakership. We presume that no Southern member can re quire a more frank and satisfactory exposition of Mr F.'s views upon the vexed question of slavery than he gave, however unoatisfactory to the majority of the members from the South his subsequently declared views on Know Nothingism may be. Mr. Banks declared his sontimonts too, equally emphatically, though by no means so frankly as did his rivals for the Speakership Avowing himself in favor of tho exclusion of slavery from all the Territories of the United States, by legislation when that may be ne cessary, he protested bis devotion to the rights of the southern States under the constitution, as readily as Mr Giddings ofton tikes occa sion to do that same thing; and though he re frained from explaining in so mauy words that his views of the rights of the southern States under the constitution arc precisely what Mr. Giddings interprets them to be, (between his?Mr. G's?periodical inflictions of his stereotyped slang-wanging about ''hu man freedom," ' chains," "bunds," "fetters," Ao.,) no one who heard him, doubted that he meant to have it understood by the initiated, that he stood on all slavery questions precisely where Mr. Giddings might stand, and no where else. As Mr Giddings has so often declared in the Hall, *0, on Saturday, Mr. Banks declared that he believed that the Constitution of the United States went to initiate?to lay the foundation for?the establishment of "human freedom" every where ; which declaration was a direct and palpable contradiction of his pre vious salvo put in to quiet tho apprehen&iona of conaervative persons with reference to the eertain politico national results of incre?wiod aggregation of the strength of the Abolition clement in American publio affairs. He de clares his belief that the mission of this Gov ernment is ultimately to abelish slavery every where, and yet gravely talks about being a respecter of the rights in connection with the institution of slavery solemnly guarantied in iU constitution! In lew words, the meaning of his answer is, that he stands forth a defender of the higher law of permitting every community to violate the laws and Constitution of the land, when, and wherever they come in oonflict with their notions (of higher law men) of the fitness of thmgi. That i#; wherein so to do, will be violation of the rights of the South. As for the " Fourth of July," ,b?ut ??r "glor io?. loioo," th. "CoMUtation," "it. ob !!!?T:" mi"ion*? """..i fr.. m th* itan and (tripos," ?n(i ,u thllt ?ort of th.**, with which th. formal, of Mr Banks, was so tastefully and graoa fullj buttered up?it meant just nothing in the wide world, except to throw dust in the eyM of the dear people. It was, in fact, but the very latest edition of the patriotic and Union loving aspirations of Mr. Giddings, stripped of the coarseness, bitterness, and raving insanity with which that gentleman never fails to a*. sail th??South, by way of peroration, however intensely devoted to the Constitution and the Union, he may be in his exordium. We never saw the House more excited than during the delivery of the replies on which we comment above. Though nearly all en* deavored to maintain the profound silence necessary to enable all to hoar each of the three speakers distinctly, the hall was now and then set in an uproar, first, by the effort of Mr. Bingham, to force Mr. Richardson to reply catcgorically to the counts in a bill of indictment against all anti-abolitionist public men, so drawn up as that a yos or no answer would be sure to ?onvict the person interro gated upon them, of all the hrinious crimes in the calendar?to which Mr. R , we presume, had no disposition to make any reply what ever, until Messrs. Banks and Fuller bad been duly " put through" the course of exposition, out of which he had just come unscathed?if ever. And next, by Mr. Zollicoffer, "South American," who insisted for some time on fol lowing Mr. Richardson's reply immediately, by reading a portion of his record, which, it is to be presumed, he (Mr. Z.)oonceived incompatible with the explanations made by that gentleman. And lastly, by the eagerness of Mr. Barks dale to propound to Mr. Banks, in advance of Mr. Fuller's reply to the original Zollicoffer interpellation, certain questions framed by Mr. Boyce, designed to prove, if answered, that Mr. Banks is but a rank and unadulter ated abolitionist, and nothing else, despite his trope* and figures showered so gracefully on th? Constitution and " our country's glorious stars and stripes," and the incense he burned before the Hltar of the Union, as though in order to overcomo the offensive odor of his in tense abolitionism, which was plaiu to all who have had sufficient experience in the hall to comprehend what Mr. Giddings means when? raiding up both hands, he protests that Ac would bo the very last man in the world to assail the Constitution, the Union, or the rights of the South in the smallest or most unimportant par ticular! All three of these efforts to interfere with the replies to the interpellation virtually or- I dered by the House, were inal apropos, and I created storms in all quarters, that effectually 1 stopped them. We may not forget to add that Mr. Fuller I wu cheered in the course of his remarks from 1 the Democratic side; while the "Fourth of I July" of Mr. Banks wa3 received with tu- I multuous applause from those (in their pro- I fessions) so-eminently national gentlemen and I scrupulous sticklers for the constitutional | rights of the South, who occupy seats in what I is familiarly known around the hall as'-Sleepy I Hollow"?the abolition headquarters in the chamber. Scientific Operations in Russia.?The I Smithsonian Institution has received the fol- I lowing information respecting scientific opera- I tiens in Russia There are already in that I country 6,000 miles of telegraph wire, all of I which are oontinually used for official de- I spatches Only one short line has served for I scientific objects, this is from Petersburg to I Cronstadt, by which exact Pulkowa time is I transmitted for the purpose of regulating the I rates of the chronometers of the navy The I war has not exercised the least influence on I the progress of any scientific pursuit for which I the support of government is wanted. On the I eontrary, the energy elicited by the state of I war in one principal direction, has given rise I to a development of energy in many other re- I spects. This is proved by the geographical I undertakings commenced last year. First, a I numerous party, under the direction of Mr. 1 Schwari, started for the exploration of Eastern I Siberia; another party was sent to the Step- I pes of the Kirghis; a third, under Dollen, had I to fix the exact geographical positions of a I number of points in or near the Ural moun- I tains, to form a base for the construction of an I exact topographical map of the vast districts I of mines in that part of Russia; a fourth expe- I dition, with forty chronometers, has to join? I first, Moscow with Saratow, and this latter I town with Astrachan; and, finally, tho great I trigonometrical operations in the southern part I of Russia, and in the Trans-Caucasian provin- I ccb. are carried on without the least interrup- I tion. Both the astronomical and goodetical I part of a great arc of parallel will be finished I in a very short time. Mr. Fuller.?The reply of Mr. Fuller, of I Pennsylvania, to the Boyoe or Barksdale I queries is interpreted by the Democrats?that I is, upon the Know Nothing point?to mean I that he is in favor of making a distinction in I the matter of office between native and for- I eign born citizens of the United States, on I account of birth placo, and also between 1 Protestant and Catholic natives on account of I religion; though not to interfere with or pro- I scribe the Catholic Church in its co-equality I of ifAftMi privileges under our laws. Thu< I translated, ho is regarded by them a.s avow- I ing adherence to what they conceive to be the I odiou* features of the Know Nothing creed. So, of course, no combination of circum stances can arise under which they can vote for him for Speaker however well satisfied many of them may be with his straightforward and unmistakable replies to the queries on the slavery issues propounded by Mr. Zolli coffer. Adroitly Done ?Tho refusal of Mr. Pen- j nington, on Saturday last, to answer theZolli coffer questions, loaves him in a position to be voted for by sumo of the supporters of Mr. Fuller, as well as all those of Mr. Banks, in case the main body of the latter ever take it into their heads to leave that gentleman. We presume, however, that he will be reminded of his promiso to make a confession at that time, should he ever become a prominent can didate for the Speakership. His alleged reason fer rofusing to answer, was that his position a* a candidate for the Speakership was so far behind that of all bis competitors, as, practi cally, to make it certain that he had " no show." The end of the Sixth Week of the Con test?found the House apparently not as near an election as on the first Monday of last De cember. That is, the three parties are ap parently more hopelessly disagreeing than at that time; all having surrounded themselves with a pile of subsequent reoord, making it more difficult for them to approach positions on which they may compromise their differ ences. We are beginning to place our trust (hope) for au organisation wholly in some un dreamed -of speeial Providence; if it be possible that Providence is not quite as heartily mor tified and disgusted at the current state of things in the House, as ail mlindanes are. Oh, Ladies!?The postage on s letter is only three eenta, and yet we are assured that some ladies still have the shall we s?y T mtanntst, to ask members of Congress for franks to cover their private correspocdcnce. Don't jon know, ladies, that every suck frank renders the mem ber liable to a fine ol f 10' Why, then, pat him to the disagreeab e necessity of either de clining or breaking tie law? Besides, how mach better it would >e to pay your poctage and thus contribute yo lr mite towards sustain - ing the postal service <-f the country. The Pennsylvania United States Senator Much interest was expressed this morning around the Capitol for news from Harrisburg, the election of Governor Bigler to the United States Senate being expected to come off at noon to-day. Scattering.?The three additional * 'Mat tering" votes thrown this morning in the House were those of gentlemen who have heretofore voted for Mr. Richardson. Confirmed.?We hear that the Senate have confirmed Mr. John P. Garesche, of Delaware, to be United States consul at Matantas, and Mr. Robert H. Luse, of New York, to be United States consul at Speixia. Another Spinal Diaeaae Doctor ?The Hon. Thaddeus Stevens, of Pa , was in the Home Hall this morning, looking remarkably wel'? The Current Operations of the Treasury De partment ?On Saturday, 12th of January, there were of Treasury Warrants entered on the books of the Department? For the Treasury Department.. .? SI,318 04 For the Interior Department... ?? 21,699 20 Forthe Customs ?... 9,517 91 War Warrants reoeived and en: tered ? ? a ? ? a ? e ????? ? ?e*-? 177,788 59 From miscellaneous sources.....* 7,371 12 On aooountof the Navy ...? 15,377 57 CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS. In the House, on Saturday, after we went to press, Mr. Riohardson concluded his reply to Mr Zollicoffor s queries, which were next roplicd to striatim by Messrs. Banks and Fuller. Mr. Pennington, not considering himself a candidate at that time, when asked by Mr. H. Marshall also to reply to them, declined; at the same time stating liis willingness so to do if, in the course of the contest, nis name should come prominently before the House as one of the contestants for the Speakership. Other queries were subsequently submitted to the three candidates ; one series by Mr. Bingham, another by Mr. Boyce, and a third by Mr. Barksdale, all of which were replied to by Mr. Richardson, and, in part, by Mr. Banks and Mr Fuller. Finally, the 108th vote for a Speaker was taken with the follow ing: result, vis : Whole number of votes given, 207 ; neces sary to a choice. 104. Mr. Richardson received 69, Banks 94, Ful ler 34, Pennington 7, scattering 3. There having been no election, the House adj ourned. Preceedlags ef Te-Day. The Senate met to day at noon. The House

not being organised, and it therefore being impossible for them to transact any business, they adjourned over until Thursday next. In the House, immediately after they as sembled, a call of the House was moved ; but it was not ordered. They next proceeded with the one hundred and ninth vote for a Speaker, with the follow ing result: Whole number of votes cast, 211 ; necessary to a choice, 106. Mr. Richardson received ft*. Bnnks 95, Ful ler of Pa 34, Pennington 8. m attering 8 No choice having been effected, they pro ceeded to the one hundred and tenth vote for a Speaker. In the course of the voting, when the name of Mr. Lindley was called, rising to a per sonal explanation, that gentleman addressed the House at length, giving the reasons why he continue! to support Mr. Fuller. LATE FOREIGN NEWS. The steamer Atlantic, with seven days later news from Europe, arrived at New York on Sunday afternoon. The news by this arrival is interesting and important, but mostly based on rumor Rumor reports Denmark us about to join the allianco of the Western powers. The propo sitions are kept jtriotly secret, but it is be lieve that Russia would acccpt them wero it not that England demands indemnity, which Russia, backed by Austria, absolutely refuses Ou the whole, the prospects of a speedy peace h;ive advanced little or none. Tho peace negotiations remain in itatu quo. Esterhasy had reached St. Petersburg with tho ultimatum of the Wectern Powers, but had not yet been replied to. Austria had notified Prussia of its contents, and Prussia assents to urgo its acceptance on the Ctar. Saxony has also sent Baron Seibach to St. Petersburg to recommend the Czar's acceptance of the ulti matum. A despatch from Vienna in the London Times states that Count Buol had communi cated tho terms of peace to Prinoe Gortscha k'ff. and that they are the same us mentioned in the Times of December 12th, as follows : The territory demanded by the Western Powers to sccure the free navigation of the Danubo is that part of Bessarabia lying be tween the fortress of Chotyn on tho North of Salt Lake, Sa*yk on the south, and Prutt on the West. Three weeks from the day of delivery is the time allowed for consideration. There is nothing from the seat of war except the details of recent events at Kara, i A despatch from Paris states that tha Cham ber of Stock Brokers have decided that the new Russian loan shall not be quoted on the Bourse. Advices from Constantinople to the 17th ult., state that sixty merchantmen were wrecked off Sulina during the month, and four hundred lives were lost. It is reported that a French frigate was lost off the Spanish coast, and that all hands had perished. Tho overland mail from India had arrived at Trieste, with dates from Hong Kong to the 15th of November, and from Calcutta to the 13th. The markets in India were depressed and money scarce. Freights to England had advanced. Canton was tranquil and trade dull. Many pirates had been destroyed on the China coast, and Heral had been taken by the Persians. THE MARKETS. Liverpool, Dec. 30 ?Brown A Shipley quote ootton drooping, and buyers demanding u reduction ; but the market closed steady. They quote breadstuff's as having considera* bly declined. The quotations are for West ern Canal 41s., and Onto 4Hs., being a decline of Is. Corn was dull, with a downward ten dency, and prices had already lowered 2s.; mixed 42s 6d., yellow 43s ; white 48s. The provision market is generally unchanged and quiet. Spirits of turpentine are quiet at 36s. *>d. Rosin is quiet at 4s. 9d. for fine. Sugars are quiet. Consols have declined, and closed at 88a88f. London, Dec .'10.?Consols closed firm on Saturday at a blight advanoe on Friday's prices, closing at 88ia88|. Money was in de mand and the rates unchanged. The bullion in the Bank of England has decreased ?324. 000 Freights were quiet and tha shipments limited. |y The Mayor of Newark, in his annual message, delivered on the 8th inst., says that the superiority of the new paid fire depart ment over the old volunteer system is now es tablished. The expense now is $1,682.57 per month, which is $148.57 more than by the volunteer system. Deducting the eost of the alarm bell ($1,600 per year,) the oost of the paid department exceeds that of the volunteer only $65.14 per month. The property of the fire department is valued at $09,165. tjrlf a man reap "whatsoever he aoweth, ' what a harvest of coats and breeches the tailors will have one of these days! Gamboge thinks that his ooats and breeches are ripped too easily! Atrooioas! ^NOTICE-THE MEMBERS OF the F ranklis Fire Company are irqnnlcl to attend ? ?ll?d n*?tlnK ,t the hall of the Engine House TUESDAY EVENING, January 14. IS* All persons having bills against the Company are requested to pr**?ea? the same by the ?r?t Wed noday In February R E. DOYLE, President. G. R CaossriBLD, f*oc. jan 14 4t ?NOTICE.- THE MEMBERS UF the Plonet r Constitutional Association of the First Ward will meet at their hall THIS (Mon day) F.VKNING, at o'clorh. A full attend ance is desired as business rf Importance is to be transacted. By order of the President: CHAS. F. P CUMMIN, jan 14?If Secretary. REMEMBER THE TEA POttc Mrs Smith stt her Tea Pot on the range to draw the tea, little dreaming lt<4would'nt stand the Are," till ahe saw it mm. She screamed as it disappeared, and fell back In convulsions. Every remedy was administered, but nothing would restore her. At last her hasband said he would call on FRANCIS, Seventh street,and buy her one of his FIRE PROOF TEA POTS, when she was observed to smile In the morning after starting away, Mr. Smith looked back and saw her_*tandlng In the door. For a moment be lis tened. It was that same musical voice, " My Dear, remember the Tea Pot.'' Jan 18 aTO SURGEONS. PHYSICIANS AND T ^T? MEDICAL STUDENTS ?RAFFLE J arris' Surgical Apparatus for extension in frsc res end dislocations, new and complete la every respect, at Lawrence* Kid well's Drug Store, at corner Pa avenfte and 14th street Fifty chances, at one dollar each. Jan 12?eo3t? > "IN YOUR PROSPERITY IE MEMBER THE POOR."?The Washington Highlanders respectfully announce to the public that they will give a Ball for the benefit of the poor of this city, on MONDAY, the 28ih instant, and respectfully ask the public's aid in relieving the dtitre*ses of thoae who are unable to help themselves. Committees and other particulars lr^ a future advertisement Jan 11,12,15,17.1?A? ?I. O. O. F ?THE REGULAR qnair terly communication of the R W. Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia, will be held at Odd Fellows' Hall. 7th street, on MONDAY, the 14th Instant, at 7 o'clock d m _ J NO. T BANGS, jan 10?ThSM Gr. Secretary. t"^a?MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE COM KBL PANY OF THE DISTRICT OF CO LI'MBIA? Pursuant to the provi?|ons of the Charter of this Company, the Managers give the following statement of the condition of its affairs . Amount of premium notes... .S31,WW Surplus fund in cash 2,5?i jan 7-eo2w r-^gS?ELECTION NOTICE -The Annual Meeting of the Mutual Fire Insurance Company of the District of Columbia will b? held at the office of the Company, on MONDAY, J an il?1? 12 o'clock, m , when an election will bo held fur seven Manager*, to *erve the entiling year. By order of the President: jan 7-6o2w CHAS WILSON, Secretary METROPOLITAN RAILROAD OfVlCS, ? Georgetown, December SO, 1856 J THOSE SUBSCRIBERS TO THE Stock Of the Metropolitan Railroad Com pany who have not responded to the call made the 12th of April last for the payment of the per ond instalment are requested to do so within thir day* f">m date, loanable the Company to meet their obligations to the contractors who are now engaged in prosecuting the work By order of the Board of Directors : dec?-'* J. W. DEEBLE, Treasurer. F 08T-ON FIFTH STREET BETWEEN Louisiana avenue and K street, a small bun dle, containing some Clothing The finder will be suitably rewarded by leaving the same at this I office, or with G. A Clarke, Messenger at the | Court, City Hall. Jan 14?lt? I MY M1HT AJfIl~ 11/E HAVE JUST published THIS eel ?.:?,ebnited 4X141 fawrtte song of Mrs. Baruev ? llliams, embellished with a full length engrav ing of the authoress. Price 25 cen's per copy. JOHN F. ELLIS, 306 Pa. avenue, near Tenth street. jan 14?tf The only place in thSTcitt-to get the new publications. My Mary Ann, Ar SX.f^hottisch. Crazy Maiden Schottisch, and The \\ atchmanis at ELLIS'S Music Store, between *h and 10th sts jan 14 W N9TMJE OF POSTPO NEMENT. rE ARE COMPELLED TO ANNOUNCE Jo the subscribers to the PRIZE EM BROIDERY RAFFLE, that we shall have to post pone the drawing for a few days, on account or there being still a aumber of chances not yet taken Those persons wishing to subscribe will oblige us by giving us their names early, as we do not wish to delay the drawing any longer than we can help. We will state the day for drawing in a future advertisement CLAGETT, NEWTON, MAY A CO , jan M Cor. Penn. avenue and Ninth street IN VIEW r|F THE ADVANCED STATE OF THE V reason, we offer the remainder of onr supe ?n^^w??,J^,:ntle^,e,,,? UNl>ER SHIRTS and at ?TeaUy reduced prices, such as Silk. Scotch Wool Shaker Flannel, Merino. Ac , of all sizes. All In want of articles in this line will find it to their advantage to give us a call, as we are de termined to close them out very chcap for cash GEO H. B. WHITE 4 CO., Hat, Csp, and Gents Furnishing Store 3tt Pa avenue, bet IHh and 10th streets, jan 11?et'Jw navy department, Bureau or Cohstbttctioh, Ac , January U, 1836. PROPOSITIONS WILL BE RECEIVED * by this bureau, until the 12th of February for the following articles for the United states steamer Mississippi, to be delivered at the uavv yard. New York: * Two vertical tubnlar boilers, to be made of the best charcoal bloom boiler plates ; tube sheets to be one-hall Inch, water bottoms and ash-pits sev en-sixteenth, shell three-eighths of an Inch in thickness. All the external parte to be double rivetted, and caulked on both sides where It can be got at to do so; no screw stays to be used in the lews, water bottom*, or steaic chimney. The crowns and sides of shell to be stiffened by T iron, from which the brace* are to lead The boilers will be about twenty-three andone h?*f feet front, by about eleven aud one half fee' de?p,and about twelve and one-half feet high : to be furnished with the necrssdry man and band hole plates, furnace, flue and damper doors , Ium for grate bearers, and for securing boilers to the snip, and to be tested when done at a hydraulic pressure of 35 lbs per square inch The tubes to be furnished by the government and to be set bv the contractors, the government bsing responsible for all tubes condemned from thctr defects, and the contractor for all condemned from bad workmanship The price to be per pound finished, less the weight of the tubes. Also, the prices per pound for such Iron cast ings as may be required for engine and boilers, of green sand, of dry sand, of loam, and for one and one-third sets of grate bars, and for composition castings (of copper and tin ) 1 he patterns to be furnished by the govern* ment. * ? The whole to be done in the best manner, and to be subject to the inspection and approval of such persons as the department may appoint. Drawings of the boilers will be furnished bid ders on application to the department. Payments will be made for one-third their esti mated amount when the bol'ers are half com pleted ; the remainder when they have been test ed satisfactorily by steam. For castings, when delivered and approved. Bidders will be particular in stating their prices and the time when they propose to complete and deliver the work. Bond and good security will be required for the fhithful performance of the work and the fulfillment of the contract. jan 13?law4w 3"] CASH. [373 "WENTY per CENT SAVFD BY PUR CHASING FOR CASH.?It is now uni versally acknowledged that my establishment li the place to buy goods cheap, and as I wish tc sustain that justly merited contldence, I new pro pose to reduce my preset* valuable and exterslv# stock of Foreign and Domestic DRY GOODS bv selling off at an tmmente sacrifice to myself and Ereal advantagt to buyers. Merinos, Cashmeres * Laines, Caseimerea. and Caaeinets will be sold SSL'""tU UM? I have iust received from Auction 50 dozen linen Towels at 9 cents 2^hed CottCB at 0 cents, worth II 1 i hcaYVnbLfmcheddo . at6 cents, worth If l ?f?_, do **6 cents, worth 1C 1 case yard wide Merino 19 cents ? rf??DACalico, i cents worth IS f*rnlture do 1* do i? *> pieces Wool Flannel, IS cents ?*** Calico, 8 cents, worth 10, warranted fast colors. !.1 ?ddltlon to the above we have a large and well selected stock of BOOTS, SHOES and RUBBERS for Ladies, gentlemen and children Also, boys' black and fhnev colored CAPS, which we are disposed to sell eery cheap for CARE. R. B. HALL No 373 Seventh street, fourth house above 1 st and one door above Mr. R. G. Hyatt's. jln 11??t (Organ) T ETTBA, CAP, AHB WRAPPING PA I yen at ELLIS'S toe 91 306 Pa. avenue T H ? Tilllfl IS ........JOHN T FOID Hoi ttekets Paror*t arm chair*.... gallery for colored persons ttteau SECOND AITP LAST WEKK' OMMMiai MONDAY ?4, The principal members of tbe world renown (oir.tmild ill tHS) C?mpr%Mnf tkt Km r ire T' o+p*, WhMf rhut? and (kahiooabir Mmlol during the past week have born attended by" lhe "elite" and -fashion" of Weak lngton city, will appear every evening thin week with Flew Features Rightly ! Including their BURLESQUE ITALIAN OPERA. HUNGARIAN WARBLERS, and HUTCHINSON FAMILY Particulars la small bill* Concert to commence at 7# ?'elk precisely lan 14? Linn akt> MAi?A?it*.... H?*it C Jaiairr A Also of the Baltimore Museum ) [araokr Mr. Jiffs***? miens or amission. Dress Circle and I'araueUr..... .........SO rents Family Circle, second tier SS " Gallery SO A 26c No extra charge for Reserved Seats. Private Boxes can be obtained. Box Uflce open Tuerdsy and Wednesday from ? until 4 o'clock. FIRST APPEARANCE THIS SEASON OF MS CHA.HTRATJ A1TD KISS ALBEKTIRK WEDNESDAY EVENING, Jan 1?, IKK, will be performed THE FIRST NIOHT! Mens Achllle Talma Dufard Mr Chanfrao Emelle .....Miss Albertlne BLAtk-KYKD ll'IAN ! William Mr Cbnnfra i Susan Mls? Albert I ne TII K YOUNG AKIERIt AFI ACTREIft : Tra-rdlnl Mr Jeff-rs<>n Maria Miss Alberttne Doom open at o'clock p m.: cnrtaln *4*e? at 7Jf o'clock precisely. j?n 14-3t Intelligencer and Oigancopy. sir Mi Jm HMDS FORTO RICO StGAK ist received and for sale by Jan 12?eo3t MURRAY A SEMMES I {EG ? * am HOFFA kJO , riFf TH and the public that tbev will re open tbtir LEAVE TO NOTIFY THEIR friend* Watch Repairing and Jewelry store in the Star Buildings, a* soon as the slight damages done to the store by the recent Are. can be repaired; the state of the weatlar up to this time navlng ren dered It impossible for carpenters to work there Jan It?tf WATCHES. MW GALT A BRO , OFFER AT ALL s times every variety cf superior WATCHES sn<t CHRONONE TERS They call particular attention to thOM- made by? Jules Juigenten, Ofenhag'n. Cooper, Taylor A Dixon. London, Toblat, Beesly A Blundell, Liverpool. Also, Vacheron A Constantine's celebrated Geneva Watches, which from their site and flnjsh are peculiarly suited for ladies Our facilities enable u* to offer the above at the lowest rates Raraiaino ?Watches and t bronometers carefully repaired by skillful workmen M W GALT A BRO , 3*1 Pa. avenue, betw. >?h and loth sts jan It?tf SOYS' WINTER CLOTHING WE HAVE THIS DAY IKSIfSS A large addition to our usually extensive assortment of flrst quality Boys' and Children*' CLOTHING, which we will offer to our custom ers and the public at unusually low prices. Our stock consists ia part of? OVER COATS aad TALMAS Fine cloth ROUNDABOUTS and JACKET* Fine and common PANTALOONS PUk, Satin, and Merino VESTS W hltc and colored SHIR TS UNDERSHIRTS and DRAWERS CAPS, SUSPENDERS, HOSIERY, A? , Ac Making our Mock of Boys' and Children's Clothing very large and complete WALLA STEPHENS. ?Hi Pa. avenue, bet Vth and ttrth street, jan 12 next to Iron Hal! LUST-A SMALL MEMO RAN DIM Book, on Thursday morning, (supposed in a carriage) containing papers of no value out to the owner, except a return railroad ticket, belonging to one of the veterans The person wh? has found the same and will leave It at the ottce of the Sta?, Washington, will much oblige the veteran who lost it. jan rz?*? IOST, BETWEEN WASHINGTON A*D J Alexandria, on the 'Oth instant, a brown Fur VICTOR INE. The Under will he rewarded for returning the same to CHAS HASKLNS, Pa. avenue, between 10th and 11th sts jan 11?3t rpHE BOSTON AMERICAN ALMANAC A. for 1856 received this da v. jan 11 FRANCE TAYLOR A GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOE A SHOE MAEEK TO COMMENCE BUSINESS. 'PHE STOCK AND PIXTURE6FOR SALE M. and Store for mat now occupied by w N 498 Seventh street, near E Any person wir-htn;; to buy out the entire stock, can do so on nccom modaatin? term*, if early application is mad*. The large and well selected stork will, from this time be offered at coat by the single pair or pock age. until further arrangement I he subscriber designs devoting his entire at tention to the store under Biowus Hotel JOHN MILLS, jan ll-3t (Int,Union,News,Organ) TWO SUPERB PIANO FORTES AT A GREAT SACRIFICE. OWING TO THE DEATH OF Mr. Gaehle. and the necessary dissolution of i Arm of Knabe, Gaehle A Co , Fi? manufacturers, Baltimore, it Is positively n*ne* sary to settle up the entire affairs of the late Rrm We have two very superior Instruments on hand, from the celebrated manufactory of this popular tirm, which mutt be told within a short time One axnagniScent Louis XIV. style beautifully carved 7-octave Rosewood Piano, the factory price of which is f450. One superb Rosewood Piano, four round cor ners, full 7-octaves?factory price S373. These instruments will be sold at astenishin*: deductions for cash This la 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. Aecor deons, Banjos. Strings. Music, Music Paper, Ac. Give us a call and see for yourselves JOHN F. ELLIS, jan 11 300 Pa. av., bet, ffth and l?th ?ts. BAGLEY'S finest gold fens, in gold and silver oases, for sale for the manu facturers, at their lowest retail prioes. and to the trade at their lowest wholesale pricee Also, Morton's short nib Gold Pens, differing s^ntiallv In their construction from any other*, and suiting the lequlremetits of many w ho have Hitherto been unable to make use of any metallic pePlrhatever. FRANCK TAYLOR, jaft 10 PANOS FOR SALE OE RENT.?New and second hand Pianos from the manufactories, at moderate and conve-TT S II ? nient terms for sale; second hand Pianos taken in exchange, and tuning pianos attended to at No 496 Eleventh street, above Pa avenue ' ? c REICHENBACH. sop S?gmooBTuAThQ TO THE LADIES. MR R. L. HARPER. BROOMFIELD street, Boston. has just received a choice as sortment of those rich and elegant STRAW EMBROIDERED BALL DRESSES, of the latest Parisian style, which were so uni versally admired at Newport last season Ashe was not then able to supply the demand, he take* this opportunity to inform the ladies that he H lust opening a freeh supply, some of which are white and very appropriate for bridal costume* Also, Head Dresses, Cotheuia, Capatees. Col lars, Mantles, Ac , all of which are in embroi dered straw on black or white lace; and a variety of Wreaths of Straw Flowers, Feather Flowers, n'B. This is the only bouse in lbe United States where these goods can be obtained Boston, Jan. S, jan ??3uwvw NEW JEWELRY HOSE rhANIEL H1RSCH, LATE OF PARIS, HA^ French FANCY GOODSaad JEWELRY", on Louisiana avenue. opposite Centre Mar-i_ ? _ . ket, (the store formerly occupied by Mr. Willi"*:' to which the attention of the eltiieos Is eo1*f?' He keeps on hand BREASTPINS. EARRING*' WATCHES, BRACELETS, RINGS,CRAlN*? and agwnl ?aiortmit of JEWELRY. j