Newspaper of Evening Star, January 16, 1856, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated January 16, 1856 Page 2
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EVENING STAR. WASHINGTON CITY: ? KDAKSDAY January lo, 1M6. j* A(lvrrtik?nifnt4 should be handed in *>y Vi o'clock, m., otherwise thev may not appear until tli*? next day. 1C7* Aointi for tii Stab.?The following named persons are authorized to contract for the publication of advertisements in Tax Stab: Pkil*iitlj>kia?V B Palhii, northweat cor ner o| I'iI'th and Chestnut streets. Art* York?S. M. PFTTiNoiLi it Co., Nassau street Boston?V. II. Pai.vkr, Scollay'a Building. 4D" Job P*Ulrica.?Our friends and patrona are notified that we are now prepared toeiecute every kind of Joe Printing with despatch and in the best manner, at prices a* low as In any other r.tfic# In \\ u?hington. Job Printer* are also notited that we are prepared to do every descrip tion of press work that can be executed on double cylinder and Adams* power-presses So. alao, Las the S:ar f.fflce a Book Bindery connected with It, equal lu its capacity to turn out book binding of all descrlpttious to any o;her In the District of Columbia. SPIRIT OF THE MORNING PRESS "A Member." avowing himself a supporter ? .f Mr. Larks. protest* against the act of the IntfiLiqntr* r in failing to exonerate the friends of that gentleman from its censures cut kerning the state of things in the House, <>n the ground thnt the Hanks men being in a lnrue plurality, sh< uld not be expected to give way ai.d besides, because they had tendored the plurality rule repeatedly as a means of solving ihe difficulty The editor does not seem to think that ' A Member's" excuses jus tify the Lank? men. He thinks it of most im portance to get a Speaker, rather than who thnt functionary may be, adding: '? However expedient the plurality rule of eleciiou might hnve been at the outset?and it may well i.e rcgi-ttcd now that it was not then adopt ;d? tho state of thr votes ha? shown pretty clearly that a resort to it wrold have resulted, a.* it would now result, ft the elec tion of the gentleman who has stood at the head ? f lite list t<>r a month past. It could hardly be expe<*tfcd. therefore, that those who bad steadily refused to aid directly in the election ?d a p~rticuUr candidate would consent to bring about the same result by an indirect pr>?cc*8 ; although for ourselves, sooner than longer lo expire the public affairs to hazard, I and the character of Congress to domestic re- I j> roach and foreign contempt, we would be I v.illi; g to ?ce the contest ended by the plur- I ality principle, or indeed any other. It is not I to be pre.-umed that any member of the House I is unworthy of the Chair; and, so he be coia- I petent to its duties. the particular individual is of secondary consequence. The presiding I olTi. tr is always under the control of the House, 1 and no Speaker, h?wever heretical or perverse, 1 could, un-ustained by a majority, violate pro- | i.riaty, ?airne?s, and duty with impunity. >Ve had indeed rather sec the difficulty solved I by a general lottery, in which every member . hould share, than not at all." ! Ihe / ttion comments on the alleged pur- I po?o of the southern Know Nothings and I northern Abolitionists to combine, practieally, I in the next Pre election to defeat the I l?emocrncy. The Union also argues the que?- I tion whether the House of Representatives is I a living body, a dead body, or a body in a I elate of suspended animation' It strikes ul I that it w ill require a Congress of doctors of the | law to determine satisfactorily to the country I this novel and intricate, bat just now very I appropriate problem. WASHINGTON NEWS AND GOSSIP. ThnEquaii'y of Races and Amalgamation I Question?The remarks of Mr. Clingman, I xuad'i in the House hall yesterday, will serve I to exhibit to the country the state of feeliDg I which the developments, growing out of the I conu-t for the Speakership have engendered I among the metnnera of the Hcnse. The quod I erat demon strand nm of the anti-slavery ar- I ^uments that have been preached in the hall I for years past?peans of praise to freedom and | inuend'Hr^and denunciations against the South, J itj inititution, tyranny, Ac.? have all pointed | to the a^uuiption of a position on the part of I of the new Republican party in favor of the I political and social co-equality of the white and I bla<k races, and the legalisation and eneour- I ogement by law of their amalgamation. Not I only Mr. Giddings, but nearly every other I member bitten with the sentiments that gen- I tie man has so imperiously imposed on the flag I which i Lie Republican party of the House swear I by at thii time, have ceaslessly struggled for 1 the ? oppressed man and brother," until I they have brought their party up to the point I of avowing that the grand end ai.d aim fori which they are organized in a distinct and I powerful party, is the equalization of the so- I cial and political position of the white and I black races in this country, and their umal- I gaination So far ut the South is concerned, the history, I cuaracler, and capabilities of the colored race I arw t??o ??oll understood by her domestic states- I men (who havo been forced to make it a phi- I losophical ttudy,) not to render it certain that I any success that this last phaie of Preeaoil- I I'm may achieve elsewhere, will fail to affect I the statu* of sociely there. Not so at the I North, however. There are hundreds of I thousands of ignorant people there bitten with I the truth of this last wrinkle?the propriety I -.uid fusibility of the political and social CO- I equally of the races, their amalgamation, I Ac.. As. l'et there are doubtless numbers I there, who. having voted for Republican can- I didates for Congress, are not yet prepared to | '?go the whole* after this fashion, (especially I in the month of August,) and who w?il be | more or let" surprised ??r? learning that the 1 i.ext -lep t! y arc expected to takd in the race I i>oii'i al progress by th??se. in Wash- I ilfon. lay i. .'.tn rules for their political gov- J eminent and -hape out tho policies and I r j ai< hereafter to sustain, i? to I ;,r m ? . Un ?r for thecoeqtuality of races. I and e.entual amalgamation! We tru.: th u. its conservative portion of I the-Northern public wiU k??f a bright look . at for th<? developments that are beiug u;t ?e I here fr -m Jay ic, day of the proclivities of the | ruling political ?-lemet?i? in their section of the onlederacy Thee development; jjxade only so far, prove beyond a shadow of doubt, that the new Republican party, while merely <i?g at present to be anxious to defeat the future c*j?tence of slavery in Kansaa, is earnestly devt*?d legalisation of all the politic .1 idiosy??r?*tw of pr. Greeley, ?he equality of races and ir*alganaai4on Jo-, eluded. These experiments, under form 4 i law. are. ><( course, to be tried in the nou jrlaveholding Slates?not at the South ; the supporters of the Republican party being those who are to be blessed by becoming the happy people in whosl midst all the contem plated vouderful moral, social, intellectual and political reform: which Messrs. Garrison, Oiddings, Greeley A Co hare ao earnestly advocated of late years, are to be tried. To what uses is it proposed seriously by the ' re formers" who rule in the councils of the new Republican party, to put the power and influ ence of the Government of the United States! The Last Resort ?It will be perceived from reading the record of yesterday's pro ceedings in the House hall, that they are ap parently getting daily, farther and farther from effecting the object in which they are nominally engaged. All conceivable schemes for effecting a compromise of their difficulties have been tried in vain, except that cf stop ping their rations. Ever since the first Mon <to?y of December last, the Sergeant at-Arms has been cashing, tn his own account, their receipts for mileage and per diem due to such of them as required money The funds to do that must have come from some bank or banks or individual bankers in this city, as it is to be presumed that the Sergeant-at-Arms had not the means of making such heavy advance ment of bis own private fund?. Thus, while Rome ha? been burning?the public interest suffering?it is through the action of the Ser geant-at-Arm* above referred to that they have gotten the wherewithal to enable them to 11 fiddle" away, as it were, the lifetime of the session. We respectfully su;?gp?t to that functionary that it is about time that he brings his advances to a close; and to those capitalists in our midst whose means he inay be employing in making them, thut they are doing the country a serious injury by furnish ing the wherewithal to keep the House disor ganised. As yet no member has felt in hi3 immediate affairs embarrassment from their disorganised condition. They alone have failed to suffer from the present state oi things. Our remedy is to have them take their legiti mate share, each one of theiu, of the vexation of longer-continued disorganisation. Tho Social and Political Eonality of the Races, and their Amalgamation.? Mr. Banks, yesterday, denied that he had avowed tho sentiments upon the latest Republican party pus attributed to him by Mr. Clingman, in the course of the debate. Having contented himself with a simple denial, as above men tioned, Mr. Urr quoted, upon him, his de claration made on Saturday in the course of " the Interpellation?,'' on which wo com mented on the uay before yesterday, as fol lows : " I have to say in this matter that I accept the doctrine of the Declaration of indepen dence, that all men are created equal. In regard to the superiority of races. 1 am im pressed with the conviction that it is to be de termined only by capacity for endurance. So far as I have studied the subject, it seems to me to be the universal law that the weaker is always absorbed an>l disappears iuthe stronger race. Whether the block raca of this conti nent or any other part of the world is equal to the white race can only be determined by the absorption and disappearance of the one or the other; and I propose to wait until the respective races cm bo properly subjected to this philosophical te.~t before I give a decisive answer." This explanation ?>f his position will be read with great interest by the country, as it is very clear that the next formal aim of the Repub lican party, will bo to carry <>ut every where throughout the non-slaveholding States tho black la ws of Massachusetts. Those, we mean, that have existed in that State for F-me years past. They give the blacks of that Common wealth every legal and political right eujoyed by the whites, except that of bearing arms in the Militia; and include the right to vofo with out any restriction whatever; tho right of co equality in all the public schools; the right to sit on juries, Ac ; and last, though hy no means lea?t, Massachusetts has long since form illy legalized marriage between blacks and whites* if we remember correctly, on the petition of numerous white unmarried females of that Commonwealth, of marriageble ages! We were incidentally told yesterday by a distinguished gentleman of that State, that these laws bad been found to work admirably ! That society had by no means deteriorated through their effect; that the negro thcra had proved himself worthy of that sort of eleva tion; that the principle should be carried out elsewhere, Ac., Ac. 0<jr distinguished infor mant was, of course, a very intense Kopubli can-party man in his politics. We mention these faots that the constituents of honorable members of the Republican party, represent ing other States, may realize, as soon as pos sible, the l progres3:' that is not longhen^e to be initiated in their midst by the ruling spirits of tho Rcjublican party organisation. So they go ! Lieut. Bartsuif, u. S. A,?The War De partment have advices from Fort Myers, Tampa Day, Florida, saying that First Lieut. George L. llartsuff, secoii 1 artillery, reported killed in the late engagement with the Jr lorida Indians, had come int? Fort Simon Drum. His wounds, which were very bad, caused his dolay in getting in and the consequent belief that he had been killed. Four men were killed and three wounded in the engagement in question. Mr. Crampton.?The Washington corre spondent of the Boston Daily Journal gives the following interesting sketch of the pubac career and Socia- position of this prominent diplomatist : i;John Fiennes Crampton, the representa tive of Great Britain here, has been much talked of recently, and yet but few are ac quainted with hi* social position or hi ' plo uatic history He is the only child. I believe, of Sir Phillip Crampton, M. D., F. R. S., a celebrated old surgeon who resides in Merion square Dublin, and who was crcateij a Baro net Mi 1829 Born in Dublin early in the | res ent century. Mr. Crampton received a thorough classical ?duration, which was finished at tho English Universities Entering the diplomatic career, he was Attache to the British t'ioiiter at at. Petersburg, then Secretary of Legation at Brussels, at Switzerland, and at Vienna from whict last post he came to Washington in February, 1?4?. Richard J?ackenham, Esq., w:u? then Minister, but he went homo the next year, leaviug Mr Crampton as Act ing Charge d Affairs In 1850 Sir Henry Lytton E Bulwer was sent here as full Min ister, and Mr Crampton paid a visit to Europe, (leaving Mr. Pennell a* Secretary of Lega tioD ) but returned the next year, and again became AOticg Charge when Sir Henry left. Mr. Crampton afterward? received the ap rointment of full Minuter. Wtlich he Lac since eld?Lord Elgin having eomc here us Kuvoy Extraordinary to conclude the Reciprocity Treaty with Mr bfurry. Throughout his long diplomatic residence here. Mr Crau?pt^n Jias t ever been on th? m>st friendly relations with the various member* of this Government, nor b*- there ever been any question rai*od be tween them, except the ? Enlistment Bill." In this Mr Crampton but followed the instruc tion* of bis (^veroment which promptly re tracted its error, aftj1 doubt" If it U to i;? made % personal At any riite, I atu confi dent that the diplomatic tWw social intercourse of Mr. Crampton with Mr Marcy **4 otu?r mem&ers of ?ui* Gevernment. la iu no ways obstructed Of clouded. Mr. Crampton resides at " Carolina Plo^," (the residence of the late Col. Carter,) on tfeof^hwn Heights. It is a fine old mansion, embowers* and commanding a fine view of the capitol. lie is a bachelor, but bis household is worthy of hit official position, and at no legation is more liberal hospitality displayed in dinner parties and other entertainments His intimate friend*, however, say that Mr Crarupton ap pears most to advantage in his large *t/n/to, where he has a One store of paintings, engrav ings, and rare etchings. 11 ts own painting?, mostly sketches in oils or in water colors. show an enthusiastic love of and aptitude fur art, without any ambition to establish a public reputation. Kobust and athletic, Mr. Crump ton is fond ofolit-door exercise, and is as en thusiastic a disciple of liak Walton as wai his lamented friend in the State Department.'' Commodore Morris. C S 5 ?We regret to hear that this distinguished and so univer sally esteemed gcntlemau, is just now quite ill of pneumonia, at his residence in this city. The Current 0 perat ion? of the Treasury De partment ?On yesterday, 15th of January, there were of Treasury Warrants entore l on the hooks of the Department? For the redemption of stocks.... S51.2G3 96 tfortheTroasury Department.... t>9,8rt7 61 For the Interior Department .... 18,823 35 Forthe Customs 26.734 02 War Warrants received and en tered 22,812 PR From Customs............. 24,402 29 From Lands 8,568 27 From miscellaneous sources 275 '.'2 CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS. In the House, yesterday, after wo went to press, Mr. Campbell, of Ohio, concluded his remarks, wherein he justified himself for re fusing to sustain a plurality rule resolution. Mr. Banks asked and obtained leave ot the House to speak a single sentence. He said : "1 disclaim the opinions imputed to me by the honorable gentleman from North Carolina [Mr. Clingmanl on the subject upon whijh he has spoken." Mr. Clingwan did not want to do any injus tice to tho gentleman. He had understood him to use the language he had represented him as using. He (Mr. Banks) had been asked the question which he thought the superior raco, the white or the black, or whether he thought them equal, or something to that eflcct; and he said that should the two races amal gamate, it was a principle that the superior or more powerful one would absorb tho weaker; ar.d he was willing to wait the result of the experiment or development to seo whether the white would absorb the black, or the black absorb the white. He understood the gentle man. therefore, as looking to this experiment. He did not know whether the gentleman had snid he was in favor of making the experi ment. but he inferred that he was, as ho ap peared to look to that result. He therefore thought it was a legitimate construction which he had put upon the gentleman s remarks, and had commented accordingly. Mr. Urr begged to call the attention of the gentleman from North Carolina (Mr. Cling man) to the report of the remarks of the gen tleman from Massachusetts, (Mr. Banks,) as follows. (See the extract inserted in our edi torial columns to-day.?Hep.) After a few more remarks from Me??rs. Clinginan and Banks, the plurality resolution was laid on the tabic, on the motion of Mr. Trippc?yeas 105, nays 101. An motion to adjourn was here made. 'J'Ue House next proceeded to the one hun dred and fourteenth vote, with the following result : \V bole number of votes, 2u9; necessary to a choice, 105: Mr. Banks received 93, Richardson 66, Ful ler of Pa. 33. Pennington 9, scattering 8. And then they adjourned. PrA<eediag? of Te-Dajr. The Senate did not meet to-day. Iu the House, Mr. Thorington offered a resolution declaring Mr. L. D Campbell of Ohio, to be the Speaker of the Thirty-fourth Congress; noiradopled. [Mute.?Tho result of the vote was not de clared ere we went to press.?Rep. J In the course of this vote when the name of Mr. Galloway was called, he explained tl.e reasons why he felt compelled ta vote against Mr. Campbell. Mr. biddings also declared that he could not vote for the resolution, as under existing circumstances he did not feel at liberty to leave Mr. Banks. Mr. Mace also explained the reason of his vote on this resolution, which was in favor of it He stated that it was his pnrposo always to vote for the highest anti-Nebraska candi date; which resolution, by-tho-by, had origi nally induced him to vote for Mr. Campbell, while that gentleman held that position;*and, subsequently, for Mr Banks. He, however, felt that the responsibility forthe condition of the House rests on the anti-Nebraska majority in the Hall, and; unless they sacrificed devo tion of men, to principle, they would have to five a fearful account to their constituents, le voted aye. Mr. Payne also addressed the House in ex planation of his course on this resolution. He declined voting on it in order to give the House .a chance to organize Mr. Pcarce. of Pennsylvania, also explained his position in thisconte.-t. Alter abandoning Mr. Fuller on account of his sentiments ?s avowed in the hall, he had voted for Mr. Banks because he was a member of the Amer ican p.irty and a reliable anti-Nebra?kaite, while not an ultra Abolitionist. Believing that Mr. C.unpbell was unobjectionable to his constituent^ he would voio tor the resolution Mr. Pennington expressed his determination to vote for the resolution, as due from him to Mr. Gampbell's eminent services to his party, and his reliability. Mr. Purvi.mce did not agree with Mr. Mace in the belief of the responsibility being on the supporter? of Mr. Banks. He then ar" gucd at lunjjtli to prove the correctness of this position llo also declared his intention of voting for Mr. Campbell. Mr. Maec remarked that hj had been m'us undeistood in being translated to have said that the friends of Mr. Banks were responsible for the disorganization, lie had said that there were a majority of anti-Nebraska men on tho floor, and ho explained that on that majority the responsibility rented Air. Sage explained the reason governing hi* ?oto against the resolution. Mr. Sherman explained the reason why ho voted in favor of tho resolution. He pro claimed his belief that the responsibility for the current disorganization rested on the ail, seven, or eight anti-Nebraskaiies who had per isied in voting against Mr. Banks. Mr. Duun explained that h3 done ;n this contest what he believed to be his duty, and was propared to justify himself to his constituents, aud acknowledged no other au thority here or elsewhere to call his course in question. Mr. Sherman, resuming the floor, said ho was willing to voia lor either ot twenty gen tlemen. lie would vote for Mr Richardson even, befjro Mr Fuller; as the latter, with his avowed pro-Nebraska bill sentiments, had declared tli^t his district was anti-Nebraska. Mr. Fuller explained thut be had made no such declaration, and that the Nebraska issue was not the ono involved in the canvass in his district. fcjff ' At the request of a friend of Mr. Buch anan, wo insert the following correction f-oin tho Philadelphia Pennsylvavian : "Gov. Biqlrr and Jamks Bitohanax ?We are authorized by Gov. William Bigter to say. that the telegraphic despatch which was sent uVJm tW;n,"n ,?Di rob,i8hert yesterday in Philadelphia and; other cities, unnouweini/ Lis election to the Lmted States Senate, to be a triumph of Gen Pierce, and a defeat of James nuchaaau in Pennsylvania fr>p the presid*ncv is unqualifiedly false. Senator Bigler has been, u!nl iff now* the dovot^tl aoJ gotivo f riend of Mr. Buchanan, and will sustain him for tho Presidency, with all the energy and intellect of which he is master. His preference for Mr BucUpsn was kn. i?n tp the JJem?cra;ic mem bers (#f the legislature, nine-tenths cf whom a? Buchanan men, before he received the caucus nomiitftiivf*. The Oj.ponpiua of th? Democratic pany way send bogus telegraph ?.var |jne? t0 ai| nutters, but the eOect wiU i,c destroyed by truth o*e*i*k?nK ie falsehood. Pennsylvania is more than dXHrr'!' forilr Buchanan, and the" ,W""M MMOt W1" m,k? PERSONAL. .... The llavels are at Niblo's, New York. .... Lieut. Huldeman, U.S. A , mdowod trial before a court martial nt Now York city ...? William II. Astor, of New York, with his family, are at Willirds Hotel. .... Captain Benhnm, 1". g. engineer corp?, it in Pari*. .... Fanny Pern s next issue is expected to make more noise in the world than her last. .... H. C. Bo wen pays $100 per annum rent, an<l SSO premium, for choice of pews in llenry W ard Beecher's church at Brooklyn. .... Walter Savage Lander, the oldest Eng lish poet living, was horn in 1775, Leigh Hunt was born in 17S4, and Barry Cornwall in 1790. ....Governor \\ ilpon Khannon, of Kansas Territory, was at Lexington, Mi-oouri, on the 7th instant, ev route for Washington. ....Mrr. Duncan K. McKae, wife of the American Consul at Paris. ha? been presented at the French court .... M.-Donald McGregor, the actor, died at Worcester, Thursday morning, after having been over twodays in a trance. He was about thirty-five years of age. ....Miss Josephine Louisa Lee, of New York, was married receutly at the American legation in Paris, to the Baron do Waecbtcr, Minister of Wurtemburg, at Paris. .... Charles L Woodbury, son of the great Judge, ha* been chosen a delegate to the Cin cinnati Convention by the democrats of the Rockingham district, N. If. .... Mr. Wm. Lamb, a young gentleman of Norfolk, has purchased an interest in the I Southern Argn?\ and will hereafter be con i nee t ed with Mt. Leonard in the inauagement of .... Mis. Gore. who has delighted society with so many clever novels of fashionable life, is busy preparing a work for publication, to be entitled 44 Memoirs of the Present Ceuturv; Social. Literary and Political." .... The Queen has been pleased to mark her warm appreciation of the devotion of Miss Nightingale, by transmitting to that lady a jewelled ornament of great beauty, which may be worn as a decoration, and has accom panied it with an autograph letter. .... Rachel left Havana on the 9th in the English ffeamcr for Southampton, and will nt onco go to Nico, on the Mediterranean, for her health. All the French company went with her, except one of her sisters, Sara Felix, who re-visits New York. .... Mr. Grassie, of the firm of Urassia A

Hartshorn,^ shoe manufactures, of Berlin, Mass., has just been detected in forgeries of a considerable amount, and has fled. The dis covery was first made by a citizen of Lowell, who received a notice from one of the banks that a note bearing his name was unpaid. We learn that the Amoskcag Veterans contemplate publishing a record of their ex cursion in pamphlet form and have solicited from the venerable G. W. P. Custis copies of his remarks at Mount Vernon and in this city during their visit. Suprkwr Court ?Yesterday?No 3.1. Ed ward C. Richards et al.,r% Sylvanus Holme* et at. Appeal from the circuit court of tho United States for the District of Columbia Mr. Justice Custis delivered tho opinion of tho Court, affirming the decree of the .? a id circuit court in this cause, with costs No. 3t>. Josiah S. Griffith et at , f ? John B. Bogert at at. In error to the circuit court of the United States for the district of Missouri. Mr. Justice Grier delivered the opinion of the Court, affirming the julgment of the said cir cuit court in this cauie, with costs. No. 107. The United States, appellant, v.*. John C Fremont. Appeal from the district oourt of the United States f..r tho northern district of California. Mr. Justice M.-Lean delivered the opinion of tho court, ordering the appeal to bo docketed and dismissed, and directing the clerk to iisuo ? writ of jtro'e dendo forthwith to the district court to ceed with the case. No. 39 The schooner Freeman. Jtc., Ci.ailes Hickox claimant ind appellant, rs. Alvah Buckingham et at. Tho argument ot this cause w:i< continued by Hon S. G Haven for tho appellant, by Air. Ganson for the appel lees, and concluded by Hon S G Haven for the appellant. No. -i<). John Doe, ex dem.. Jas. B. Mo Call, jr. et at., plaintiff in error, i t. Willard Carpenter, et at This cause was submitted to the consideration of the Court on the record ami printed arguments by Hon. George G Dunn for the plaintiffs in error and by Mr. Baker for the defendants in error. Nos 12 and 43. The heirs of Gen. Lafayette, plaintiff- in enor. vs Joseph Kenton et a!., and the heirs of Gen. Lafayette, plaintiff* in error, ft Edward C. Carter et a(. Tho argu ment of these causes was commenced by lUn Miles Taylor for tiie plaintiff* in error; and then the Court adjourned. JKS^I'IIK FOURTH ANNUAL HALL of (he Montgomery Guards will be given at the Washington Assembly 1 otilslanaav entje, on .MUMDA\ KVEN1N G, February 4th, l'he Montgomery Guards are requested to meet on THURSDAY EVENING, th. ITtli Instant, at their Armory as business of importance will be transacted My order of Capt. Kf.v ? _ J? THMeKNIRY, Sec. TO THE MASON If! FRATKKNfl TY-ON THURSDAY EVENING, the 17th Instant, at 7 J,' o'clock, un eulogy will be delivered ^ beforw Wa-biiigton Kn? ainpinent of kalgh's Templars, at their Asviuin, corner of 9th and I)streets, by the Grand Commander, 1?exj. H. Fkkmh, on the life and character of the lale Ol.lVRR WlIITrLKsKT. The relative! of the deceased ai.d the Masonic 1" ralernlty are respectfully invited to be present. The Kncamprnent will meet at 7 o'clock jan 16?^t _WILLIAM J. H HEES. Rec. METROPOLITAN MECHANICS' INSTITUTE.?Tli?? mem Iters are In formed that the annual feels already due, and must be paid to Insure their right The next Fx hibition and the perpetuity of the Institute depend on the prompt payment by members and Junior members of the fee to H. J ANN EY, Financial Sec., jan l<??Ct 34? Penn. avenue. ?-~^pS?THK KXHIIHTION OF THE Metb odid i'rotestant Sabbath School that wjs postponed on account of the Inclemency of tte weath? r, wlil certainly take place in the M p. Church or. i'HI ?lSsDAY EVENING, commenc ing at 7 o r toe k. N B ?If the weather should prove too disa greeable it will take place on FHlDAY, same hour and place _G eorgetown, J an. 16 ? at ? r^T"*V CUP OF SALVATIONF*e House of Htprtstntatives to Hon orably Organize, and then do their bustnecs ac cording to the Constitution of the United States of America. Utnth men wiil you adopt it: and Cause tue heart of every true Patriot to rejoice ?nd be glad, from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans' If you do, God will bi<*-.s each of you. 0/?V'\ OOMfcTITUTlOWAL UNION PAUTV . IV? here row to God, will do ol! tn ov> power to uphold the Constitution, and t,j preserve(h- Union of the United Starts There fore we adopt this Cup, of Salvation, to Save Our C ountry from t?e woes pending Over Its fu ture welfare. Ut Some Member rise and mov? that a V ote be taken on the adoption of the afore Y.OV? and if One hundred and Seventeen adopt It, There will be a good working majority to do business with, and they C*n pass Such liw* as arc within the pervlew of thp. Congtttu lion?and not one in a hundred will object to it. And then tn obtain u Speaker. Let all tbatrhoose nominate one of the <7 U P. and vote for them On tbe -Jd Ballot drop alt but the 5 highest Can didates. On the 3d drop the lowest and >o on, till a Speaker is elected, -hen he will have a ma jority of the Member* of tho 31 Congress And be will be,THE Proplks Constitutional Union Speaker, of the House of Kepresentatives, and our Country will be ssved from the dtsfrncc, which woiil.t foiliw tb re br^nkLtg up, wubont Organizing nf the House in'd tlie prlnclpies of our ovt rnmentj will be perpetimted whilst tlmr^ shall taM For none but the wicked In the old and n?w wor'd, would rf jolce and be glad ?n the de^oluiion of our HOLY UNION, except the InhaMtenf of the regions of dark dlspare, W trt hope never enters. Such are the honest views of your friend in The Truth RoHr.KTHON of N. Y Kd I tor of the Trnth, Uf And Author cf the CU P. '? ' N , YOU a PROSPERITY RE P^s.a MEMBER THE POO R."?The wju*blugtojj Highlanders respeetfuHv announce to ?.b? public that they ^yill give a Ball fOr tne }^<ftit of tuc po?a of thU city, on MUNUAY, the <Pth instant, and re?pectfully ask the public's aid IT i lbe distre??e8 of tboae who are unable to belpthorr selves Committees and other particulars In a future ?4?erMseipeut. ^ 11,18,15,17,IWtaa I ' NOTICE TO THK PUBLIC.?MY wife, Amanda Jane, having ieff mv b?"l and board without sufficient raw. tl i* 1" to *1ve due notice tha I will pay no debts contracted by her In mv name or oti mv account. Jan IS?Jt* p. lUlli ? Mitlt^OLiTAfi Railioah (Irriri, { ??orv town. December 9?. I-G6 \ THOSE SUBSCKIBKKS TO TtlK sto? lc of the Metropolitan Railroad Com pany who have not responded to the call made the l<th of April last for tLe payment of the sec ond Instalment arc requested to do so within thlr tv days from date, to enable the Company to meet their obligations to the contractors who are noi engaged in prosecuting the work By order of the Board of Directors : dec M J. W. DEEBLK. Treasure* RKMKMBFK THK TEA POT." kS Mrs Smith v.l he? Ten Pot on the range to draw the tea, little dreaming it'? woiild'nt stand the lire," till she nv It ran. She screamed a* It disappeared, and fell bark In convulsion*. Every remedy was administered. but nothing wo'.ld restore her. At last her husband said he would call on FK ANCIS, Seventh street, and buy her one of his FIRE PKOOF TEA POTS, when she was observed to ?mi!e In the morning after starting away, Mr. Smith looked back and ^aw her staudlau In the door For a moment he lis tened. It wis that same musical voice, " Mr l>ear, remember the Tea Pot " Jan W fcAll) rilALI IRE INSURANCE r*?M _ PANV OF THE DISTRICT OF CO LUMBIA? Pursuant to the provisions of the Charter of this Company, the Managers give the following statement of the condition of its affklrs Amount of premium notes....*-11,000 Surplus fund in cash V 500 jan 7-eo2w f^^ELECTION NOTICE -The Annua) KS Meeting of the Mutual Fire Insurance Company of the District of Columbia will be l.eie at the office of the Company, on MONDAY, Jan uary *21, at 12 o'clock, in , when an elcctlun will be held for seven Managers, to serve the etisuing year. By order of the President: jan 7-eotw CIIAS WILSON, Secretary. TO SURGEONS, PHVSICIANS AND 'MEDICAL STUDENTS -RaFFLE. Jarvis' Surgical Apparatus for extension In frac tures and dislocations, new *nd complete in every respec t, at l^awrencefc Kidwell's Drug Store, at corner Pa avenue and 11th street Fifty chances, at one dollar each. jan ??! ? eo.'ft* UKKSI AN II ( lit)A K MAklMU. MISS A E. DAVIDSON TAKES THIS method of Informing the citizens and stran Sers of Washington, that she still cnuiini e-? the iRESS AND CLOAK MAKING in .illlhe latest and most f.i-hlonabie varieties. Her long experi ence in the bij?lnc?s warrants her hi assuring sat isfaction to these favoring her with their patron age. Ladles wishing Cloaks and Dresses cut and Lasted can lie accommodated on reasonable terms Residence, Oth street, between D and E, No 457, we-.t *ide. jan 1G?9tt District ef Columbia. ) Wasukutos Coomtt, J ' WAS BROUGHT BEFORE ME BY WIL llam Gates. as an e?tray, trespassing on his premises, a dry brlndle Cow. of a small size, ap patently aged about four year.-!, a little while oil the tip of her ta 1 and a piece cut out of the hinder part of her lef; ear Given under my hand and seal this 16th day of January,1&C6. THOMAS C DONN.J.P The owner of the above described Cow. Is re quested to cora>' forward, prove property, pay charges and take her awav. WILLIAM GATES, Eleventh street, near Penna. avtaue. jan Ifl- 3t* J. B. "UOUKK, APOTHECARY, No. 113 Pa. arrnue, south stdt, 'JUKES THIS METHOD OF INFORMING * the citizens of the First Ward and vl- ^ clnlty that to beablt more convenient to hi*Cw busluess he has purchased the store andYjf dwelling which he now occupies, 3 doors west of lils former stand. His stcck of DRUGS and MEDICINES are perfectly fresh and genu ine. The PRESCRIPTION business will, as heie tofore, claim his particular attention He bis a large supply of hair, tooth and nail BR L'SH KS, at every price. Al*.., PER FUM E KV, and TOILET ARTICLES, PATENT MEDICINES, Ac. By constant attention to business he ho|*e.s to merit a liberal support jan 10- tit Proposals for Oil for Light-Houses. TREASURY DEPARTMENT, ) Ovfic* of the Board > January 10, ls^C. ) SEPARATE SEALED PROPOSALS WILL be rtctlicd at this office until 1 o'cloc k p. m on Friday, the 1st day of February, ls56. for sup plying the light house establishment with the fol lowing lots or quantities of oil, to be delivered alongside of tho Government supply vessels at Boston, New York city, New Bedford, or Edgar town, Massachusetts, at the option of the conUac tor, to be determined on at the time of accepting the bid, In tight, well-made casks, suitable for shipping, in prime order, on or btfore the follow lntj dates, respectively, aud also at the respective points named on the Lakes, viz: Lot 1. *,000 (eight thousand) gallons best winter-strain ed or pressed sperm oil, and ?i,?J0 (twenty-two thousand) gallons bestspring straiued or pres?ed sperm oil, to be deLv eted on the F?th day of March. 1S36. Lot Xo.'i. 14,000 (fourteen thousand; gallons best winter stra.ned or pressed sperm oil, and 16,000 (slsteen thousand) gallons be-st spring., strained >r pr.ssed sper in oil, to be dciiv t red on the !5th day of May. le;?6, as above Lot iYo 3 IS,i?0O (eighte* n thousand) gallons best winter strained or pressed sperm oil, and 1-23?*4H? (twelve thousand) gallons best sprlng strained or p?e s?d sperm oil. to lie deliv ered a^ above, on the 15th dav of July, 1856. FOR THE LAKES. Lot Xo.4. 6.51,0 (six thou?and five hundred) gallons beat winter strained or pressed s|*-rni?li, and 6,500 (sit thousand live hundred) gallons beat spring strained or pressed spt 1111 oil, to be delivered at Bufidlo, New York, U? the proper otfli er authrrlzed to receive It, on the 15th day of April, ltvV?, or immediate ly after the openlug of the Erie caiul. l*)0 (Hint AuA'i'tJ) gallons best wmter-stralnt'd Or pressed sperm oil, and 900 (Misr i, undred) gallons best fcprlng-stralned sperm oil. to be dHlveied to the collector and superintendent of lights at Oswego New ^ oik, ou the I5lh d-.y of April. 1-5G or Immediately after the openm* of the Erie canal, and M5 (three hundred and twenty-live) caltons best winter strained or pressed speTm oil and .1*25 (three hundred and twen-.y live) gallons best spring-strained or pressed sperm oil, to be delivered to the collector and superintend ent of lights at Plattsburg, Ne"* York, 011 the 15tb day of Apiil, lt5i, or Immediate ly after the opening of the Erie ? anal All of tus on comprised In iot No I, to be de livered at the aiwive mentioned places fur the lights on the lakes, must be In small lrou bound casks, in prime order, free from leakage, contain ing from thirty to fifty gallons each aud Jr*e from all expense to the Lnited State;, *,1 the cost of transportation, damage. *nd leakage being at the charges and risk 0/ the contractor or contractors, and au test* and inspection to be made prior to the transportation of the oil from the contrqclo*?? warehouse or other place of depo ;t??. The several lots of oil re^nlreU to be delivered alongside of the supply vessels shull be so deliv ered when th^ satd vessels shall be iu readiuesa to receive the same; and In case the s-pply ves sels should not be ready to receive ihe oil on the days herein specified for Its delivery, then the contracting party will be at liberty U> deliver it to au authorized agent of the llght-uouw caUhllsh mentatthe point of delivery, and shall be enti tled to nayment therefor wlthja fifteen days from such delivery. All tho oil contracted for under the fore^oin^r proposals to be subjected to the usual tests of spe cific gravity, temperature at which it wtu remain limpid, by burning aud such other means as may bethought proper bo th? per.oii ,.r r.vrsons to whom that duty may be assigned by tha Ll"ht House Board, oefbre U will he accepted "^I'he wlnter-stralncd c?l to remain limped at a tem peratnre of :? degrees of Fahienheit or lower and the spring-strained oli at a temperature of -iii degrees of Fahrenheit or lower t Proposals will be received nnd cen&ld.-red for i etch lot separately, or for the whole quantity re- I quired, at the option of the bidder ; bu? uj bid will he enterralned for a lest. uauUty Uian il! com 2, 3, and 4. 1 ht* Li<1h must btate ^xDllcltlv th? the^ili^tlalhlth* n,m,ber ? rnumbers, ??rh kind of oil in the lot or lots, ?II VP PfrgHJo? for each quality of oil. ??! #? w18t ^aled acd endorsed ?4 , so/, fur Oil fi,r Ltgkt-HinxtiJ" ?na then placed In another eiivelope, n ul utrrwtod to the Secretary ) of the liutise tloard, Washlngtou, DC. ^ fOtmae pu,d. ' I A bend, with security to the sail.faction of the 11 Department, iu a penalty e^nat to one-Hflh of the * ?mount of each wontrart made under the fongtiug ^ -.o^sa.s.wlii be required of each contralto), ?on i.tioned for the falth^l perfor^a?0? of i ach con tract, to be execute^ witain ten days after the ^ cepunve of me bid. The Board, under the authority of the Depart- i ment, recei ves the right to reject any bid, thuugh it 1 my be Ui? iowe?t, from other coaclderatious than its amount. By order of the Light-House Board - 1 THORNTON A. JENKINS, J jan 16?aodtFeb i. Secretary. IVtTIOIVAL Tl?K%TK* Limii *"? MAJtAeaa.... HkkM C. (Also of tbe lialliiiiixi' Miisruir ) SraaiMAi ?RR \j r jk(rkl PRICK* ur ihiikipi. DTeaa Clrrl^ and Parouette . ents Family Cirrle, ?econd tier *?. No ntra charge for Ke*er\i?d srat? pr;v -tr B.ue* can be obtained. Rot i >iU.oprn Ttie .1 n and Wednesday from 9 until ? ?\ i?* k FIRST APPEARANCE THIS SEASON OF MR CHAKFRAU AND MIS? AT.BRRTl N ? WKDNK8UAV KVKMNU, Jan. I?, I . will be performed TNR FIKflT NIGHT ! Mens. AchUie Talma Dufcrd Mr rbaurmu Emeite . MUs Alanine BLAlk.KYKb kl ftAN ! William... Mr. Chanfnui SusaU.... MIm Albfrtitif THE VOm? ANMICAN AtTAMI! Traprdlan Mr Jefter?<>a Maria Wl? Albertlne Doors open at 6* o'clock p m.: curtail d*e? *t 7J{ o'c'.ocn pwl??(r j? 14-Jt Intelligencer and Organ copy. T H E V A R I E E S . Mahaoer JOHN T FORD Trlaacira L H ALi t I Bo* tickets, tK cestv Parqaet nrm chair*, ?n cents Gallery for colored pernons ..95 cents SECOND AXD LAST WRFK Commeuciag MOMUI fc\ E.NING, Juuuar> 1*. lfc-6, The principal members of tl.e world renowned CHRISTY'S MINSTRFLS, (oliiA !t IRKD IX 1(4*') Comprtstng Ik* Fafirr Tmwf*, \Vho?e charte iind fashionable M u*leal Solr?r? during the past W?ek bavr be* n attended by the "elite" and ''fashion" of Wash ington city, will aeper r every ftralaf tkl? w?*k wltb New Features Ni|htlf ! Including their BURLESQUE ITALIAN OPERA, III NGAKIAN WARBLERS, ard HUTCHINSON FAMI1 V Particulars In??mall bills. Concert tocomm. **-?? at o'clock precisely". jan M-1w I,MH'KTH VOL. OF MAI A I LAY** Mis. torv of Etgland, 1'Jur.o Just received by FRANCK TAYLOR jau 15 300 I UK K4LK. CORDS OK OAK AND PINK WOOD. 2,U0o ChMtant FKNCK RAILS ?Kt POSTS, l.iwi Se*?on*d CART SPOKK8. laving east of the Cily roorhouse, ai.d about two iut!e* from the City line, by way of Benaiui:'abridge jmM^t* J R. McCLELLAN . W' H BILLS OF K1CBA!??K ON KCROPF. --E AKK NOW PREPARED TO l?K\\\ BIELSOK EXCHANGE ON LONDON P.AiiI>. BREMEN, and other points In Europe in sums to suit SWEEN V, KITTEN HOUSE, KANT * CO Bankers. No. 382 Pa. avenue, jan li-lin west of Browns' hotel IVORY HANDLE ENIYEK ANU FURlTv end Knives without forks Also, an e*tei,v|\, assortment of Pearl, Ivory ar.d Horn Handle IVn and Pocket Knives, imported direct from ?be cel ebrated manufactory of Joseph Rodger* A ?*oik and will be sold at very low prices, bv E K LUNDV, jan 15?tr No. \*t> Bndye st.. Georgetown. CHEAP Ell IT iO N. 1M11 R1) AND FOURTH VOLUME OF MA canity's History of England. l*ouod in on. volume, full muslin. Al<o, The other editions as published. The American Almanac lor 1-56. All the New Bo<ks, as Wnued from the pre4. received ar?d for sale by GRAY A BA LI. AN TV N E, lan 15 4te? Tthw wi. JOUKKON'I ?AL(ION, So SI I G ttrf't. tt>ar TkirU*utk ittf t K BEING WKLI. EX PER IKNC f'o I \ <'o?.king, will serve MKALS to gentlemen Dinner Parties, Game Suppers and' Poups served up dally. Al?.., stewed Terapln* Terms moderate. Several Rooms to let. Call as above jan 15?1 w? THE s s- M i vi ?i k MB iNjk. THE PUBUSHKR OK THE SPECTATOR "as pleasure t.f announcing that Pall B IIayxk. Ksq , the distinguished poet.of CKaHe. - ai11' h -bas become his t'orn*ponding Kdiior ^ hi ?n<!. * i K waders tLe be.,i edort % .LS."iildi^(iP<,n and wl" d"vul* enerpl#* \ I and tnaiutiili,. I,ce uf Ihr highest li?>'charact?' for the i*ai*r He w u reside at Charleston, :,rd will trkrAmit a p.,7^ ,n ,hf>Nbap?? of letters, a/* i\ tilts Itf;. HaRvst will remain at his i?.%tat \V*^L lugton, and regulate th,. ordinal and elected matter of The *per!0*.?r. with that hiKh rejju .t ?L/S>kir\*a!i:?! *ud ,n<inau>'' ^bicu ftas ?ov. ernid blui in this re-pe? t heretofore. ??Mwukl Brajg," whose potticaleffuat*.ns Ijeenso juatlv compliment^ bv the peop> a,frf the press, will eontuiue to labor for us n ' , f. , Ai ld 11, wiU a?sa have cb*.ge of ~ tud mu^ departu^nt of the pan- r a?r,,a Mlw Maav J. Winulr, tbe of < The Wul,lenses. ;tnd otb^ Tah-s ' ^'1 engaL't*d to write a series c' ?rvkf?" h ' nr \V "I ii.plon Life " of whir' I " 7 f ?**"'? r.adv iDi^'red sb numhrr,i b-ive al *n Pl '. ??* ^'1 also contxibute o?a slcuially a novelets, or a poem W 4 ,' v~* 1,lUj^ts Recond volun.e. and has a .^6 aud Increasing Hat of subscribe^ it de JSffif rwrv "f Wa>hington Viu that ?t*lnflneik*mav kuom-r and felt uere as well and as widely as li i, almi ? ibscrlj?tions will be recelvrd at Taylor Ji te **???> ?* ?"?????? M,^t (ai* subscribe at John K. Ulla * u"'"rt"'F,nry ?""? vl.2iisS;??'.w!'"Cl<!?s 1-WOOOIX4SB A for tlx months, or Filly Cent* lau isl "n0"1 and,must ^ P*>i Jau 15?Jt A K. HAi; VLy, publisher. * KUK SALE AT SIIIL. Establishment and Hookseili^ Macau ley's History of England. volumes n and 4, , ?e?p edition '.'4 c-enta. All the various edi lions for sale American Aimanec for 1856 vokTir?'""" ^ ,v??ki.K>.= a v^fy lii.i!!?nt and fj.. itooimrf f.uui Blackwood s Vagtzlne i vung America, No. :if containing the political nirSr'i.^-'Verv auinsiag m I* Christmas Story, Holly Tree Tun ^ *uPI?iW wi?h Bunk Books and >i.u.*nery ?t the lowest prtc?s. It ?'.V*ry iirw Mcok l^bllshfd ran be had iiatuiy afterwards at .. ^ SHILI INGTON'S station^ry aad Bookselling ...bluhaient P "r"H- ?dct,n * AMERICAN KEk lacW - J^fv A^.rfcu ,H"arU'ly' ?* ,l"*t,rt daV? Of Jan. ^Ti'.mP. V V' aurt in n>intt>ers i-f ? ,f,!f tuiidied page* each, at Ktve Hollar ?)^ar. krt!??"V,0/*f- (lxx'f" J* 1 Article!. Life, SeivWvs, a?d Works of Henry >\ heaton ii?" tf Euroiw . .. of Insanity In Massachu?ctt? IV. Sydney Smith '* \ ? '/'be Romish Hierarchy ? !. Hlstorv of th?? Jacobin i lub ' ?VH. Varon's Memoirs "VIII. The Pacilc Railroad IX. Am^rlciti Po#'try " X German KmlgratVoa 9p America " XI. CriUcal Notirrt The North Amerlcaa h ?view has now attained t* 170th nuuibtsr. having been publ.shed wllbc.ut iitermUs^n for more than foriv years It Is far he oldeat Ainciican Periodk ci devoted to generut iterature and science, and its reputation kas l?err. tradily uiair.talited. both In tais country :ti?d 1* ?urope, as the leading >ournal of the |'Hit.9d stales within itsappyoprlaie department Supplied or the pub\l*Ura by F B ANCK TA \ l.OK 8 m. HOFFA A Ot4 KG LEAVE TO NOTiFV THEIR friends and the public that they will re open their i ?eP*^r'aK a,?d Jewelry Store in the Star iulldlngs, as soon as the alight damages done to he store by tbe recent ire. can l?e repaired , the U .S* weather up to this time aavlue ren imposalble for carpenters to work there jan la-tf ^ PH? ONLY FLAtl THE HT* Tt> * get tbe new publk atloas. My Marv At?, A*- J kVle8chotlisch, Craay Maiden tbbonlwb, and. I he Watchmanla at tLLIS'S Music Sinre, &j6 betwaea tNh and iwh ats 14 (< (C <4 L EYTER, cap, ARB ^RAPPINO PA pera at F.LLHV8 ? "U JM Pa avenun.