Newspaper of Evening Star, January 31, 1856, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated January 31, 1856 Page 2
Text content (automatically generated)

EVENING STAR. WASHINGTON CITT: THURSDAY January 31, 19*6. H7* Advertisement# should be handed in by 13 o'clock, m. , otherwise ihey may not appear until the neat day. ID" Aesnrs roa thi Stab?The following named persons are authorized to con trie t for the piiiilii at ion of advertUernanu in Taa Stab: Pk*l<id*ivhia?V B Palhib, nerthweat cor ner of Fifth and Cbe?U*ot street*. <V?w Yvrk?S. M. PxTTiaeiLl. A Co.,>iasaau Boston? V B. PaLmib, Scotlay*! Building. \?jr Jos PatNTiKG.?Oar Mends and patrons are notified that we are now prepared to execute every kind of Job Pbihtiho with despatch and la the beat manner, at prices aa low aa la any other office in Washington. Job Printers are also aotlled that wo are prepared to do every deecrlp tloa of press-work that emm be executed on double cylinder aad Adams' power-presses. Bo, also, has the 8tt office a Book Bindery connected with It, equal la its oapaclty to turn out book binding of aU description* to any other In the District of Columbia. SPIRIT OF THE HORNING PRESS The Union tolls Governor Reeder that he entirely mistaken in his rather solf-couoeited idea that the defeat of his?R.'s?pretensions to be the delegate from Kansas, formed a part of the object of the President's recent Kansas message. The same paper gives, what wo conceive to be an intimation, that not long hence the President will exercise his lawful authority (the Senate consenting.) to termi nate the session; it being clear that the House is not one competent to do business in the present <<tate of the minds of the mem bers thereof. Tke Union also names tea members of the Hrnse who it claima to be accessions to the principle of the Nebraska bill; those gentlemen having been sot down as its opponents by the anti-Nebraska press. They arc Messrs. Fuller, firootu and Millward, of Pennsylvania; Cullen, of Delaware; Ha ven, Va!k, Wheeler, Whitney, Bayard, Bay ard Clark and Williams, of N. Y. We also find in the Union this morning, an article ar guing that the idea that Mr Banks can be elected under the plurality rule if the South ern Americans support the pro-Nebraska bill eandfdate of the Democrats, is unfounded The Inulhgeneer, regretting the failure of Mr. Clingman s proposition offered yesterday, says: " It may be said, without offence we hope to either party, that the considerations which have kept one branch of the Government so long unorganised have been insufficient iu dignity or real importance to justify thesacri. flee of duty and public character which have been surrendered to them. Every other ima ginable expedient having signally failed in consummating a choice of Speaker, there ap pears to be bnt two alternatives nuw left, and they are a resort to the plurality rule, or to have no Speaker and no organisation. Bigot ed. indeed, must be any views of party devo tion that can choose the latter alternative, let the adoption cf the former result as it may. We trust that more elevated conceptions of duty may yet prevail, and that the House may nt once relieve itself from the load of odium and reproach which now rests on it. We would not be unjust or unduly censorious, but really gentlemen can hardly be fully aware of the gTeat evil they are inflicting on them selves, on the country, and on the credit and respectability of our Government abroad. The discredit dr>es fall on this or that faction, but on the whole body, on the country, and its institutions." WASHINGTON NEWS AMD GOSSIP. " AU the Fat'i in the Fire."?We were compelled to go to press yesterday just as it became evident that the House would refuse to lay on the table Mr. Clingman s proposition to resort to the plurality rule. We judged from that vote that it would pass by a very tight squeeze; and upon that mistaken idea, we concludcd that by the end of the session to day, an organisation of the House would be vouchsafed to the country. The remarks of Mr Bojce. however, proba bly deterred some southern Democratic mem bers from voting for it, who would otherwise have done so; while those of Mr H Marshall of Kentucky, undoubtedly created the impres sion that if driven to choose between voting for an out-and out Nebraska bill man, who is also in all respects a reliable Democrat, on tho one hand, and voting so as to enable the Re publicans to elect Mr. Banks on the other hani, the National Americans would embrace the latter alternative. This explanation is the key to tho failure of Mr Clingman's propo sition. Really, wo do not at present perceive the leaet prospect of a turn in the present condi tion of things in the House halt?not the least. We make this confession with unfeigned re* grot. Certain it is, we have exhausted our store-house of persuasives foe honorable mem bers, and are just about as heart-rick over tho pre-ent state of the House as it is possible for ? man to be. The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal ?The 7*. te//tfenc*t of yesterday says: '?1 hssai iaii A.tn Ohio Caxal Bo*dhold **??A memorial has been presented to the Legislature of Maryland, signed by Messrs. Go. rge Brown, of Baltimore, and W. W. Cor coran and J. B H Smith, of this city, rep resenting the holders of bond* of the Ches apeake and Ohio Canal to tho extent of SI - 709,000, alleging that they have not roceived any interest since the year 1852, and showing that, under its present management, their bonds must continue to be worthless. They further show that the revenue* of the canal have proved inadequate to the repair thereof, and the company has been compelled, iu order to keep the work in navigable ordor, to con tract debts whieh in the aggregate cannot fall ??ort of fonr hundred thousand dollars. In *J?w of this condition of the financial affairs of we cornp.,,,, growing in a great measure out to 7 ?f the Directors in na^ahuU*?W*r7 fundi to Put the work to th? State either be^tendered into tJ* WOrk Qr th?l th? Canal or of a me suable ag.PuTTbe?ftrustee* the management of r*rs.,D. l^u* uVjf cuniary interests at hasard, the cunal Pi!" made productive of a revenue adequa utVthl P*7!?w M^f tb* on claims of Jhe bondholders, to the gradual absorption of the principal of thou bonds, and, i? proce^of time, to the reimbursement of the larre ad J"?f'.Which th? &Uus h" contributed to its Many thousands of worthy and exceedingly maltreated persons would rejoice beyond mea sure. were the Maryland Legislature to ae l CYhe kboT? proposition, which is bat ^ * ?" i? lh. work. of th, Dutr.c( ihl JIL ? .?t?. ?l"d rledg. on th. p.? ? ,b? U(tu I* 10 d"> bj them i? ilt ,km f-** .f fallniac }* 11 "P?" in this connection, the State's management of th? work hu been directly to repress it# utility and profit, least its s'lccese might interfere with the revenues of the Bal timore and Ohio R*ilro*d. In that manner the State has robbed thou sand?, who, trusting to her good faith, invested their funds in the construction of the canal, or in business depending for its success on the integrity of the State's management of its trust. la is not extravagant to say that the re8ult) in ten years, of such action in the premises as these bondholders pray, would be to at least double the valuo of every acre of land in Maryland, from the District line to the upper terminus of the canal for ten miles back' from the work. It would thus increase the aggre gate wealth of the people of the State in a turn far greater than that which ?he has invested in the canal up to this time ; to say nothing Of | the almost incalculable valuo to the business prosperity of our fellow-citisens of the District of Columbia, whieh such a cnange would be. ??Mrs. Pelton, Whitney, and Valk?We find the following letter in a late number of | the New York Tributu? It has reference to a letter from Mr. Pelton to a constituent, that not long since got into the newspapers It embraced a severe attack on the course of bis two oolleagues, named above, on the Speaker ship question. We aro glad to find Mr. P. stepping forward thus to make them an appro priate amend : Washington, Jan. 24, 1856 My Dkar Sherwood : I was not a little sur prised to find in the Tribune of the 22d in.-t. my letter of the 30th ult., as I had supposed that its publication had been suppressed. Although no bluine whatever can be im puted to you for its appearance, I had net for a moment seriously entertained the thought of allowing the letter to be published, at least not that portion of it appearing to reflect upon the political character of either of my ool leagues Since it has appeared, it is due that 1 should say that I exceedingly regret that any pcrson.il allusion to my colleagues, Messrs. Whitney and Valk, should have found their way into the columns of any newspapers. As to whatev er I may have said in the letter, 1 in no wise intended to impugn their character as an in telligent and independent representatives. Those gentlemen and myself have differed upon questions involved in the election of Speaker, yet I have entertained toward them personally none but the most friendly feelings, and have not questioned their honesty or pa triotism in the course that they have thought proper to pursue in our present oontest. The difference between us is merely political, and as I have never regarded them otherwise than as honorable men, it is an act of common justice that tho above explanation should appear in the same paper in which my former letter was published. Very respectfully your obedient servant, Guy R. Pxlton Doctors Disagreeing ?It seems that ail is not unanimity in the district of the Hon Mr. Giddings with reference to the course of his colleague, Mr. Campbell. In the course of our recent newspaper reading we find in the Ashtabula Telegraph the following comments upon Mr. C.'s position, which we republish only that our readers may see that there are persons in the Ashtabula district who do not square their consciences precisely by the views of Mr. Giddings : '?Ho*. L. D. Camtbell?Thestand taken by this gentleman is one which every true Ameri can must approve. From the first, a promi nent candidate for Speaker, when he found that he drew off votes, whieh, if given to others, might add to the probabilities of the election of Speaker, he withdrew his name from the contest. Of his strong anti slavery sentiments, no one who has watched his course in the House can doubt. Unawed by frowns, he has pursued the eourse of a freeman, and a true representative of a free constituency. When he saw that an organisation could not be effected, he was willing to lay aside his personal preferenoes, in order to effect it. " His address, in declining any longer to be a candidate, will long be remembered by the American people. Lnwilling to pledge him self to any party, that he would grant them particular favors or give up prinoiples, which ne held as sacred, and believed to be based on the welfare of the country, he freely gave up the honors of office, and retired to the ranks. As such he ever will be remem bered by the American people. Esteemed and honored by his friends and respected by his opponents, he must remain as he is now is. one of "Ohio favorite sons," notwithstanding the numerous efforts, which aro new making by those who are unable to appreciate his pa triotism, to lessen him in public esteem. " Not long ago, these same persons were lauding him to the skies, for his noble stand on the Nebraska question He stands there still, but cannot think and act with them in all things, and is willing to softer from such attacks as long as he is confident of being right We admire the stand he has taken, and believe that he will be sustained by the calm and reflecting portion of the commu nity." Fort Snelling Reservation ?It has been decided, by the Commissioner of the General Land Office, that, in view of the interests ofj third parties which exist, and the entire ab sence of any positive proof of a combination to interfere with the public sale at Stillwater, Minnesota, on the 11th of September, 1654, of lands within that part of the former Fort Snelling Reservation which lies on the left bank of the Mississippi river, the suspension of the sales will be removed and the patents issued thereon, except in cates to which spe cial objection b found. This decision is sub> jeet to the revision and approval of the Secre tary of the Interior. Of Interest-?There was quite an interest ing debate, in the House, this morning, upon the responsibilities resting on the National American party, in which Messrs. Clingman and Cobb of Ga., enforce!, with great power, the fact that that party are doing their best to strengthen the hands of the Abolitionists, be cause the Democrats will not consent to the election of a Speaker holding to the idiosyn crasies of Know Nothingism. A Senate Printer.?Mr. Nicholson, of the Union newspaper, was to-day elected on the fourth ballot to be the Senate printer; re ceiving 29 out of 56 votes Senator Brown, whv had previously voted a blank, refrained on that ballot from voting; and Senators Pratt and Bayard, who had voted against bin on that ballot, voted for him These chaages secured his election - Confirmed ?We hear that the Senate have confirmed the appointment of Jno. A. Watson, | Esq , U> l.? collector of the customs for the port of Monterey, California. Operations of the Treasury Department.?On yesterday, :*tth of January, l^rLW?" rfJrV8ury w?"*nts entered on the books of tho Department? For the redemption of Stocks.... I'Z tKI I ?"ur^DePartn">nt-.. For the Interior Department War Warrants received and en tered War repay warrants received and entered.. 2,913 to From Customs To From Lands.. 138 ITT 87 From miscellaneous sources ' 29 95 On account of the Navy.. 81,466 to SI,747 66 400 00 41,453 ?1 116,913 90 BP" West's China, and Heine's Japan Pane-' ramas, are being exhibited is New ioxk, with indifferent suooess - OOHGBIUIOHAL PROCEEDINGS In the House, yesterday, after wo went to press, the question was put on Mr Green wood's motion to lay on the table Mr. Cling man's plurality rule proposition; which was not agreed to?yeas 108, nays 108. Under the operation of the previou* ques tion the resolution was then rcjeoted by the following vote : Yeas?Messrs. Albright, Allison, Barbour, Ball, Banks, Barclay, Bennett, of N. Y., Ben son, Billinghurst, Bingham, Bishop, Bliss, Bradshaw, Brenton, Buffington, Burlingame. Campbell, of Pa , Chaffee, Clark, of Conn., Clawson, Clingman, Colfax, Comins, Covode, Cragin, Cumback. Damrell, Davis, of Mass., Day, Dean, De Witt, Dickaon, Dodd, Durfee, Edie, Gittings, Gilbert, Granger, Grow, Hall, of Mas*.. Harlan, Herbert, Hickman, Hollo way, Horion, of N. Y.. Howard, Kelley, Kel sey, King, Knapp, Knight, Knowlton, Knox, Kunkel, Letter, Maee, Matteeon, McCarty, Meacham, Miller, of N. Y , Morgan, Morrill, Mott, Murray, Nichols, Norton, Oliver, of N. Y., Parker, Pearce, Pelton, Pennington, Pike, P?rry, Pottit, Princle, Purvianoe, Ritchie, Robbins, Roberts, Sabin, Sage, Sapp, Shei man, Simmons, Spinner, Stanton, Stranahan, Tappan, Thorington, Thurston, Todd, Traf ton, Tyson, Wade. W el bridge, Washburne, of Wis , Waldron, Washburne, of III , Wash burn, of Maine. Watson, Welch, Williams, Wood, Woodruff, and Woodworth?108. Nays ?Messrs. Aiken, Allen, Barksdale, Bell, Bennett, of Miss , Bocock, Bowie, Boyce, Branch, Brooks, Broom, Burnett, Cadwaladcr. Campbell, of Ky., Campbell, of Ohio, Carlisle, Caruthers, Caskie, Clark, of N. Y., Cobb, of Ga , Cobb, of Ala., Cox, Crawford, Cullcn, Davidson. Davis, of Md., Denver, Dowdell, Dunn, Edmundson, Elliott, English, Ether idge. Eustis, Evans. Florence, Foster, Fuller, of Pa , Fuller, of Me., Goode, Greenwood, Hall, of Iowa, Harris, of Md., Harris, of Ala., Harris, of 111 , Harrison, Haven, Hoffman, Houston, Jewett, Jones, of Tenn , Jones, of Pa., Kcnnctt, Kidwell, Lake, Letcher, Lind ley, Luuipkin, A. K. Marshall, of Ky., II. Marshall, of Ky., Marshall, of 111., Maxwell, McMulIrn, McQueen, Miller, of Iml., Millson, Mill ward, Moore, Oliver, of Mo., Orr, Paine, Peck, Plielns, Porter, Powell, Puryoar, Quit man, Rcadc, Ready, Kicaud, Richardson, Rivers, Ruflin, Ruot, Sandidge, Savage, Scott, Shorter, Smith, of Tenn., Smith, of Va., Smith, of Ala., Sneed, Stephens, Stewart, Swope, Xjlbott, Trippe. Underwood, Vail, Valk, Wal ker, Warner, Watkins, Wells, Wheeler, Whit ney, Winslow, Wright, of Mis*,, Wright, of Tenn-, and Zollicnfier?110. And then they adjourned. Freceedtaga ef To-Day. In the 8enate, to-day, they went into an election for a Printer, whereupon four ballots were had with the following result en the last: For A 0. P. Nicholson 24 For Beverly Tucker 8 H M.Waterston 4 Scattering 17 On the second ballot Mr. Nicolson received the same number of votes, and Mr. Tucker re ceived one more vote. Mr. Pratt moved to po5tpone all further balloting in this election uhtil Monday : not agreed t"?yeas 24, nays 2K A third ballot was thon taken. Whole number of votes given 53 ; of which Mr Nicholson received 25. No choicc being effected, a fourth ballot was taken, on which Mr. Nicholson was duly elected Printer to the Senate for the Thirty fourth Congress. Whole number of votes cast 56; of which Mr. Nicholson received 2*J. In theHotue, Mr. Cox offered a resolution to bring about an election of a Speaker by balloting on each succeeding vote for or against a single member, who, if not elected, shall not be again voted for. This resolution wao debated by Messrs. Cox, Walker, A. K Marshall, Clingman, H. Mar shall, and Cobb of Ga , ere the Star went to press. New Music.?Mr. George Hilbos, who is always on the alert to furnish the most popu lar new music to the public, has just published a beautiful little gem, entitled " Come dar ling sit beside me"?words by Mrs. A. L. R. Dufour, music by oar talented fellow-eitiien Prof. J. C. Foerteoh, whose musical abilities are rapidly and deservedly becoming known to the musical world. Mr. H. has also, fresh from the press, an amusing song by John G. Saxe, entitled " The stiff cold-water man" music by S. P. Cherry, and arranged for the piano forte by F. Kley. Try them. The President s Rkjei'tions.?There is no foundation for the rumor in circulation that the Reception to-morrow evening will be the last one this season. Thoso who enjoy theso brilliant scenes, will be ploased to learn that the White House will be open every Friday ovening during ? the season," for the recep tion of visitors. And those who do not fancy our sketchy reports of what we see there, will do well not to read the Saturday's odition of the Star, in which they will regularly appear. Gazette or Fashion.?Col. Shillington, whose gallantry is only surpassed by his popu larity, hu the February number of this re pository of all novel toilette and fashionable information. Every lady should have a copy. A Gascon having made a portfolio into an umbrella, a Norman, in order not to be be hind in ingenuity, made a snuff box in the shape of a pistol, a?d by means of a small spring Area the snuff up his nose. Editoejal Collision.?The editor of the Petersburg (Va ) Express and the local re porter of the South Side Democrat indulged in a personal rencontre, in that eity, on Mon day, which resulted in each being severely pummelled. The former being the aggressor was bound over to abstain from further hostili ties for six months. Snow, Thunder and Liuqtninq.?TheFay etteville. N. C., Observer states that vicinity was vioited on Saturday last by a storm of j suow and sleet, and on the following morning by vivid lightning and hoavy thunder. The Observer Quotes ten verses from the 43d chan ter of Ecclcsiasticus, beginning at tho 13th, as being in point. Fiebs in New Yoke.?Mr. Alfred K Baker, the Fire Marshal of New York, has just pub lished bis third Annual Report, which embra ces the period between the 31st of May and the 1st or December, 1855 During that time fourteen arrests were made for arson. The tables show that fifty-two fires wore traced to acts of incendiarism. The aggregate exhibits a decrease of sixteen fires, in comparison with the corresponding six months of 1854, also a diminution in the loss of nearly one-half, namely, $237,037. The Marshal has intro duced an additional column, exhibiting the amounts paid by Insuranee companies in the settlement of losses. Under this head, for the last six mentbs, there appears to have been paid $160,350, or a little over two-thirds of the alleged losses. Supreme Couet.?Yesterday, Wm. P. Reid, Esq., of Ohio, was admitted au attorney and counsellor of this court. No. 49. The ship Howard, Ac., William F. Schmidt, et af., claimants and appellants, vs. Frederick Wiseman The argument in this oause was conoluded by Hon. Reverdy John son for the appellants. No. 50. John F, McKinney, plaintiff in error, vs. Manual Savigo et ux. This oause was submitted to theoonsideration of the court on the record and a printed argument by Mr. Hale for the plaintiff in error. No. 53. John G. Shields, appellant, vs. Isaac Thomas et al. This cause was argued by Mr. GiUet for the appellant, and submitted on a printed argument by Mr. Piatt Smith for the appellees. ?> Nov 54, 56, and 56 John Den, tx Hem., J. B. Murray, et ?/ , plaintiffs, r.t. HoboltenLand ar.d Improvement Company, and John Den, , Vim P. Rathbone, *t at , plaintUb, ?Vs. Rutsen Sue kley et alt The arguisont of | Oiese oyei was oeetiaeneed by Mr. j ' Winkio for the plaiatifs. Adjourned PERSONAL. John Brougham is performing at Rich mond. .... Hon. B. F. Butler, of New York, is at Willard'*. .... The 14 Kunkels" are playing at Pitta burg. .... Levi North has a circua and ampithea tre in Chicago, 111 , this winter. .... Sir W. E Logan, F R. 8 . ia the latest Canadian knighted by Queen Victoria .... Barnum finds that the Clock Company paper out, with his name on it, amounts to $450,000 .... John P. Hale made a legal abolition speech in the Boston supreme oourt on Wed nesday. ....Tede?;o, plump and lovely, is the reigning queen or the Paris Opera since Cru ?olli has married the Baron Vigier. .... Conally F. Trigg, Esq., has removed from Abingt<>n, Va., to Knozville, Ten*., where he intends to reside, and to practice law. .... President Benson has aent ten bags of eoffee from his farm in Liberia, of an excellent quality, but it cannot be afforded here at leas than 25 centa a pound. .... Mr Parsons has gone to Pennsylvania to stand trial, and the Governor of Y irginia has appointed John Randolph Tucker, Esq., bis eounsel, on behalf of Virginia. .... W. P. Belcher, Esq., of Abbeville C. II , and Capt E. B. Bell, of GraniteviUe, 8. C., are raising companies to join Maj. J. Bu ford, and proceed to Kansas. .... William P. Brauncman, aged sixteen years and six months, of Augusta county, Va.,

was married on the 17th instant, to Miss Eli zabeth J. Moore, of Kockbridgo. ....Rev J. P. CrossofRichmond, Va., and Rev Dr. Hitchcock, spoke ou the Tract Cause, at Dr. Cheever's Church, New York, on Sunday evening. ....Mr. Corcoran, of Champaign county, Illinois, was robbod near Danville, ono night last week of $2,600, by some villains who threw dust in his eyes while he was in bed. .... Daniel Ketch is the English name of a young Japanese brought to New York by Commodore Porry, ana now attending school by Government orders. 44 William Hoit, died Doc., 1854, aged 71. Erected by the Printers of Concord." The monument which bears this inscription is of American marble, granite, base five feet and a half high, and cost $100. .... John L. Cox, of Westmoreland County, Va., has sold his estate on the Potomac known as 14 Whito Point," to Henry Gouldman, of Essex County, for the very handsome sum of $30,000. He gave 813,000 ior it a few years ago." .... Major Thomas Harrison, who died in Boston on Monday last, was an officer in the United States Army during the war of 1812, and was in the battle of Lundy'g Lane. He had been an officer in the Boston custom-house for some years. ....Capt Casey, Indian agent in Florida, estimates the Seminole warriors at one hun dred, including elderly men and well-grown boys t The women and children are supposed to number from two hundred to three hun dred and fifty. .... Fanny Ellsler is married to a wealthy butcher somewhere in Germany. Her sister Theresa, as all the world knows, for a long time has been a kind of wife to a royal prince; but, Fanny flying lower, is the superior half of a killer of oxen, and has a thriving family of young butchers and butcheresses. GEORGETOWN CORRESPONDENCE Gboroetow*, Jan- 31, 1850. Prebably no two winters for the last forty years has been so very oppressive upon per sons in moderate circumstances, ?uch as me chanics and laboring men generally, as this and the preceding?not that we have not had several of nearly, if not equal, severity aa regards the cold, but because of the enormous i prices of almoat all kinds of food, fuel, Ac When we look at the matter arithmetically, apd compare what it costs to procure the com monest necessaries of life with the wages gen erally received by mechanics. Ao., we cannot but express our surprise how many worthy families manage to sustain themselves aa well as they do. The disparity between the ad vance in the price of living and the rates of wages is mucn greater than most persons im agine. With the hope, therefore, of throw- I ing some little light upon the subject, and in- I ducmg, if possiblo, employers generally to I be more liberal toward those who labor for them, we have made the following estimates of what it costs at this time for a family of ] six persons to live, what it would have cost | them a few years ago, and the rate of wages I now and the rate then, which show that while I the necessaries of life have advanced over sixty per cent , wages generally have not advanoed on an average of twenty. A fow years since mechanics' wages ranged from SI 25 to SI 50 I Cir day, or $32 50 to $39 per month, and la- I >rera' from 87ic to $1 per day, or S22 75 to $26 per month. Now, the mechanic receives from SI 50 to $1 75 per day, or $39 to $45 50 I per month, and the laborer from $1 to $1 2 ? I per day, or $26 to $32 50 per month. The following estimate of provisions necessary for I a family of six persons for one month, will, I we think, bo acknowledged te be reasonable : I Flour, J of a bbl., $7 12J; meat of all kinds. I 90 lbs or 3 lbs. per day, $11 25; coffee, 8 I lba , $1 20, tea, J lb , 50c ; potatoes, 1 bus., I $1.25; corn meal, 1 bus , $1.25; sugar, 15 lba., I $1.50; butter, 15 lbs , $4 69; wood, i cord, I $3.50; house rent. lard, light, salt, soap, I vegetables, Ac., $3?total, at present prices, I $43 01. The same articles, of like amount, a I few years ago, would have cost $25 40?show- I ing, as we nefore remarked, an advance in | prices of over sixty per cent , while the ad- | vance in wages is less than twenty per cent. I This view of the question leaves no room to I wonder why many families who have hereto- I f trc supported themselves comfortably by their I own iudustry now have to a?k assistance from I the more fortunate to keep from suffcering for I the necessaries of life. We regret to learn that Mr. S. H Howell, I one of our Water rtreet merchants, met with I an accident yesterday that will doubtless con- I fine him to his room for some time. While I passing up Bridge street in his sleigh his I horse was frightened by a number of reckless I boys, and running off capaiied the sleigh, I throwing Mr Howell out with such violence I as to break one of bis legs near the knee. It I is time, we think, that the.polioe should inter- I fere to restrain the recklessness of the boys. This is considered by many to be the coldest morning of the season. Notwithstanding tho much that has been done there is still great suffering among the poor of our city, we would suggest that a pub lic meeting be called to take steps for tneir more general relief. Coroner Thomas Woodward held an inquest yesterday morning over the body of a colored woman named Mary Newton, found dead in an old frame tenement near the eastern ter minue of Beall street. The jury, after hear ing all the testimony, rendered a verdict that her death resulted. from intemperance, want of proper food, and exposure daring the pres ent very severe weather. ! The Presbytery of the Bridge street ehurch refused last night to accept the resignation of the Rev. Mr. Atkinson. A more staking evi dence of hit popularity among the oongrega- | tion whioh he has been serving for a number oe years, could not be given, and we aincerely hope that he will re-consider his intention, and still continue where his valuable service* have been, and still are, ao very acceptable. Mesars. R P. Dodge, Ould, Edes, Cropley, Piokrell, and others, left our city yesterday morning en tonte for Richmond, Va , to at tend the Southern Commercial Convention. The packets Hamilton and Arctic are both below, and the Chaae is in St Mary'a rivet; the Fidelia haa gone to New Orleana. From present indications the stock of wood and coal in the vards of dealers will be suffi cient, with the large quantities daily coming in from the country, to take us through the winter The floor market remain* Ann at about S8.50a8 76. Stock light and aaleasmall, eon fined wholly to the retail trade Wheat from $1 70 to SI 85 for red and white of good qua! ilies. Com 73a74c; oats 42a45c; corn meal 90o. Pork from wagons $7.50a7.75, from *tore* $8, quality generally unusually ine, eft [Correspondence of the Evening Star ] Ifewg from lew Orleans Th* WeathfT?Buxtn***?Tkt Sugar Crop? Mtllts Eyutotria* Statu* of (Jen JaeJL sort?Romm Catholic Ceremonies?The Of ra awl Thuxtris New Oslbaxc, Jan 23, lbo6. Don t flatter yourself, my dear Wallach, that you have the unsharod novelty t f a Si beria* winter at tfce metr?}*>lis Old Boreas baa extruded bio realm into these more south ern climes, and we have bracing breeies, trees cncased in fleet, sparkling icicles, and slippery sidewalks. Sunday and Monday last especially, were cold and cheerless, solidify ing the mad hi the streets, and creating a demand for overcoat*, coal, and old Bourbon This has rather froien op business opera tions, wbieh have been very brisk, and wbich. on the week before last, showed produce transactions exceeding three millions and four hundred thousand dollars. In the country, operations on the sugar plantations have been suspended for want of fuel, as it is im possible to haul it from the swamps or low lands. The present sugar crop in this section of the country it much shorter than had been fenerally supposed, and were it not for the igh price winch sugar now commands in the New Orleans market, many of thoee now em ployed in its culture could not have sustained themselves. Cattle and orange-trees are dy ing, and the planters have had to expend large sums in order to keep their servants comfortable. Mr. Mills is busily engaged in erecting his equestrian statue of Uoneral Jackson, and every one here is on tip-t?e to see it. The day announced for ito inauguration it the 9th of February, but an effort is making to have it changed to the 7th, when the military make a legal parade. The oration is to be delivered by Mr. Segur, a yonng lawyer of great promise. I will send the Star a full report of the affair. On Sunday there was a religious procession of the Unman Catholic clergy, who had a council of Bishops at the Cathedral, presided over by Achbishop Blanc. After high mass, a sermon in French was preached by Bishop Fortier. of Mobile, who is the .senior Bishop of the Catholic Church in the United States, and another in English by Father Mullen, of | St. Patrick's Chuch. The lovers of mtuic have enjoyed a treat in the concerts given at Odd Fellow's Hall by l'arodi, Patti Strakoach, Leonardi, and Stra kosob, the brilliant pianist. Bourcicault did not sueceed very well with his theatrical company, so he engaged Keller, with his 4' modef artists," for whom he has gotten up a Scripturo piece based on the " prodigal stn." Mias Agaea Robertaon plays three characters in it, ana dances a " dagger dance wRh such zest as to bring down ibe house Neafie has drawn tolerably well at the St. Charles Theatre, and is a decided favorite. The critics say that his artistic merits are such as to entitle him to take rank with For rest, and if it can be allowed as just to estimate the claims of this artist by his rendering of Jack Cade, then we sincerely believe there can be no dissenting voice iu awarding to him beyond contest a position as high as any tra gedian in this country. The Pyne and Harrison Troupe will euocced Mr. Neafie, and would have sung to-ni^ht had not Miss Pyne taken cold during their tedious passage down the river. They came on the 44 Thomas Swann," and their fellow passenger* have published a card thanking them lor having beguiled the tediousness of the trip by the sweetness of son*. The never-dying, no-armed Master Nellis, is at the Floating Circus?Donetti's monkey's are at the Pelican Theatre?Wood has the bearded woman and her hairy boy?the Delta has taken the Post Office advertising from the Picayune?hotels give their usual pleasant parties?masked balls attract the verdant; and I am, with many wishes for the continued prosperity of the Star, E. E. A. . fOR THE POOR OF THE SECOND WARD? Persona who are not called on by the Committee, and who derlre to contribute to the relief of the poor of the Second Ward can tend their donations to Nicholas Callan, Treas urer, F, between 13th and 14th streets jan CO?3t ?-^5*NAVAL BALL AT ANNAPOLIS.? Aa a mark of respect to the memory of the late Commodore Charles Morris, Supervisor of the Naval Academy, the contemplated Naval Ball at the Lyceum has been Indefinitely post poned^ fan 30-2t ,RKADING FROM THE POETS ? MISS TERESA ESMONDE will read selections from the Poet*, at Carusl'a Saloon, on THURSDAY EVENING. Jannary 31st. Reading to commence at? o'clock preclJbly. Tickets 50 rents. jan 28?4t Lost?on Monday afternoon, a Lady's Gold Pencil Case, with pen, on 6th street, street, Pa avenue, 10th street, or at the Smithsonian Institute The finder will be salt ably rewarded by leaving It at William Adam's Bookstore, <38 Pa. avenue, near Ik street, jan 31-lt* HORSE FOR SALE.?A handsome, qnlte spirits HORSE. Paces, canters and trots finely; draws in single or double /oV harness. W I'll be disposed of on most accommo dating terms at Hiram Wright's Stable, Union Hotel, Georgetown. jan 31-3t? J*OP SALE?FIFTEEN HUNDREDCORD3 River and Neat's Creek. A vessel drawing* PINE WOOD, standing, situated on the Potomac, near the mouth of Wlcomi sa <ba an etsy d> aught of water can go in the Creek, or anchor within forty yards of the lauding. The land Is level and the farthest to haul Is not half a mile Termi accommodating. Address JOHN HAMMERSLY, Harris Lot,Charlesco., Md. jan 31?lawSw At A * D HUTCHINSON A M U N R O would most respectfully return their thanks to those of their customers who *o promptly set tied their accounts on the firs* of the year. They would also request those who have not as yet set tled to do so by the 2d of February, as It is very Important that our books be squared up for the past year jan 31-4t EVERY LADY THAT WARTS A CLOAK SHOULD CALL IMMEDIATELY AT MAX WELL A BRO.'S, as they are now selling their * SI* CLOAKS FOR *12 SI6 CI.OARS FOR *10 112 CLOAKS FOK SB ?10 CLOAKS FOR *? %6 CLOAKS FOR S5 S* CLOAKS FOR 94. MAXWELL A HRO., 328 Pa avenue. N B ? Cloak Rooms in second ?tory. jan 41?*o3t epergnes"and" plateau. Large Plated Waiters, OYSTER TUREENS, Dishes, Cake Baskets, Bowls, Superior Cutlery, Silver Tea Sets, Pitchers, Waiters, MANUFACTURED AND FOR SALE BY SAMUEL KIRK & SON, GOLD & SILVERSMITHS, 174 BALTIMORE STREET, BALTIMORE, XD. Jan 31?lm _ TfENIiON HAMS ?A small lot of Virginia v Venison, HAMS, Just received and for sale by JAS H SHEKELL. No. 979 F street, corner of 13th at. Jan 30?3t CHEAP FOR CASH. fllAR. PITCH, ROSIN. HAY, BOOTS AND J. SHOES, GROCERIES, Ac. 160 bbla Tar, Plteh and Resin 250 sacks 6 A Salt 00 kegs assorted Nails SO boxes Figs, at9 cento 40 boxes Cheese, ? cento 200 cwt. New Baoon 6000 palm Roots and Shoes, coarse and fine, boys' boots; thin shoes; rubbets, Ac., all by the box. at HO per cent lower than Boston prices ?* 48 ainal 1 boxes G. P. Tea IS cents each box?at 40 cents per lb Brooms, Fainted Buckets Bags Ooffbe, Glides Butter In kegs Manilla Rope, Tarred Rope, Oars 1 With a general aasortment of Groceries, Ac., WESLEY CHAPEL CHOI*, Assisted ** several ef tM Profe?s?r? and Choristers af P???l- ' more and vamni Concert of Sacred Mo?Wi At tkeir Ckurrh, tor+tr */ F *?d *V>* TUESDAY JU? Under the direction of Prof J H DA Card* ef admission *3S*2Kch?lr Music Store* and mensbcr* of the Choir ? * ? ? R. wimtt'i GRAND EXHIBITION OF CHEMICAL DIORAMAS, CRYSTALLINE Y ? E W . TROPES. METAPHOR^E*,** AT FORREST HALL. GKOHiSTOWm, Commenciag THURSDAY, A Day Eihlbltlon on 8ATUIDAY AFTlR NOON, at 3 o'clock M F ull particalar* In amall bl Un J* ~? qra.ID FANCY AND rfTIIMP RRRM PROF H. W. MENDER TAKW ??EAT pleasure In auMacltt that, ',?2*2 solicitation of many f iend* ^^/^hl^Sem ss em 1ALL. On FRIDAY EVENING, February He bat again made arrangements.with a F aary Cosiuiwr of Baltimore to furn lah dreaaes for la dies and gentlemen ,^>f much aupotior auallty than those faralsbed at the laat hall, rang a* In prices from SI to *3. Apply at the ball, any hoar, on Thursday and Friday. There will be no ladlea invitations sent ??i tlemeii arr prlviledged to Invite tbelr own IsAu* All former patrons arr politely invi'ed leather. - jan R-4t ? OBT, AT OR I* THE I i Browns' Hotel, laot evening. ? ??^Lh**;k 1 i Browns' Hotel, laot rnm\f. a < Pocket Book, containing a fr* dollars la moey, ? nd aoroe bond*, no**** and otber paprr?. valuable 'nlyTo^WU The flnde, wfu o ,f * gr.-at hvar by appropriating the money a:?d l e ^rtiooTaid paper* at the OST .?ON SATU RDaT^^T . the Capitol and the Patent ORce,a MOI AiC BREASTPIN?design leanlnx juwe: of_PU*. The inder shall be suitably rewarded on LtevU^ the Pin at No. 3ii Now York aveuue. jan '21? 3** U niRELLil, CJUIES, WWRAYIROfc, Stationery, Ac , at LLL1B jan 'J? B A UCE SKIN PCESES, suitable for gold or j??k^_Z ugggd . >?i>r _ I CCORSfONS, BANJO ?, IOUITARS, - Plane, ft r at JOHN F. ELLIS'S, jan ?? between 9th and l?Hh stmet* INDIA Hl'DBKR, Pnff. Tuck and Dreasiag Camba far sale by LAliMOND, Sr., ?th at jan 29?3t New MUSIC received weekly at tk' Huw 81 of* of JOHN V. ELLIS. Jan '29 . C. BERTOLOZZI, _ _ . laatrnttar 1b French, Italian aad \ocal Maalc, Apply to Hllbvia' Muaic Store. or No-MITa. ?venue Jma???* MLOCKS, WATCHES A*D JKWELKI. U GOLD WATCHES from *^1 to *l? SILVER WATCHES from W* to f?W CLOCKS from fl *4to*lS Watchea and Jewelry at wholesale and retail, lt J. ROBINSON'S, 319 Pa. imiir, opposite Browns Hotel N. B.?Cash advance* on Wab be* to be sold at Auction ^alt c"*1" PORT! nONNAIES, CARD CASES, Ca I baa Card?, Vaaes, Ac., at ** Pa. ave , betw. Mb Md lWAaU. JOHN F. ELLIS. jan <9 NOTICE rpiiE UNDERSIGNED HAVING SOLD OTT X his stock of Hat*, Caps, Fara, Ac^ vjf1111* ?lew of enga^'nt* In a larger buslneas.) to Mr H. Stinemetx, would respectfully recommend him to the patronage of the public. I * hall remain at the old stand for two week* t? settle up my boalaens, and earnestly reqoe*t all those Indebted to me to call and ?enle, aa, aiter that time all billa remaining un*ettled wtll tK placed in the hands of a collector 1 jan??-2w JOHN T EVANS MONEY FOUND I BY CALLING ON THE WASHINGTON BOOK COMPANY, at their store, under Dea ler's Hotel, you will And a groat sa*l?K 'V"**" by bnvlng your Bock* there, and alas win a *plendld Preaent Itcontlnuea foi Wdayi only, and then the *ale close* A Hook and Gold Watch for one dollar A Hook aad Silver Watch for one dollar A Book and Gold Bracelet for one dollar A Book and Go'd Ix>cke? for one dollar A Book and Gold Pencil for o?e dollar A Book and Gold Pen for one dollar A Book and Gold Rlnc for one dollar A Book and Genu Gold Pin for one dollar A Hook and Ladle*' Gold Pin for one dollar A Book and Ladies1 Goid Kardrepi>ff?r oar dollar A Book and Pockct Knife fn( one dollar A Book and Stationery for on? dollar A Book and fltegaat Colored Print for one dol.ar Our s'ock embraces nearly all the new and de sirable BOOKS In the varied department* of an cientand modem literature comprising Hi?u?neji Encyclopedia*, Biographic*, Poetry, 1 ravels Theological and Mechsnicsi Work*. nre^enr;r^ the most exten'iye stuck ever offered for sale In this city. F Remember the place, and give us an early See Ked Flag and Gift Book Store jan if? Iw JOHNSON'S SALOON, No. 311 O street, aoar Thirteenth Having had five or six years ex. penrnoe as chief cook for the Mrsara. Mil lard, the proprietor of this establishment la auw prepared to furniah DINNER PARTIES, SUP PERS, BALLS, aad all other* who may b.vr him with their patronage He will alsofuraish gentlemen and private families with Meal*, and gentlemen with Day Board. A*1 kinds of Game of the season constantly on hand ; and Sour served daily Several furnished Rooms to lot; apply as above jan flH?lm Elegant new year's presents may be found at T. 6ALL16AN A CO '8. dealers in fine Taucy Good-. Jewelry, Silver, En fllsh Plated Ware.Toilet Articles, Ac , Ac , J7t? ran, avenue, under Browns' hotel. dt-c 29 CLOCKS. noR A GOOD HONEST CLOCK ALW AYS r go to FRANCIS, on 7th street His Clock* cannot be eicelled, and his prices will not frtjjh' enyou. He tries every one thoroughly, hlm*e!f. and those who buy of him are sure to get a good one or have their money refunded. j*u 35 cjUAV I NO CREAM, POMATUM. HAIR ? Dye, Tricopherous. Hair Oil, Cologne, Brush es. Combs, ftc , at 3U# Pa avenue, between ??h and 1 Oth streets. JNO. F.ELLIS. jan 96-tf SOMETHINO NEW! Floral work, hair wn?.; dress CUTTING ANl> FITTING taught In afew le.-s??ris bv M A D A M j; H OL LO WAY, of Loudon .Madame Holloway Mrould respectfully Inform the ladle* of Washiugton that she ha> arrived, and purpoaes giving lnatruetton in beautiful Floral, llalr Work, DreM-maklng aud Fitting, for which she haa been prominei>: wllhouf aa equal. Her rooms are at tae Exchange Hotel, C street, where she will be happy to receive the oalla of ladies who may wish to take leaaons la her beautiful ornamental, aa well a* useful arts Honrs for Reception?from 9 a. in till J p. m. p. s ? Patterns cut to fit the form to order Head Dreases and Bvq?eU made to order, aa well as Instructions given jan >?2t* CHALNCEYWARhlNER, WATCHMAKER AFD JIWELKR. AND DEALER IN FINF. WATCHES JEW ELR V and SILY FRWARE, would reapect ftilly solicit the attention of thona who deal re a sood article, to his choice variety of London. Ge neva and Copenhagen WATCH ES, selected with the view of time-keeplsg and durable qualities, for which a suitable guarantee will be furaiahed those who purchase. GOLD SEALS. FOB and VEST CHAINS, FINE JEWELRY' SILVER SPOONS. GOB LETS, CUPS, FORKS, Ac., for aalc at N. York prices. The Chronometer, Duplex, Lever. Cyliader, Repeating, Musical and other VYATCHES re paired Alao, JEWELRY. Ac. No 379 Pa. avenue, between 9th and 7th atteeu, Brown's Hotel Building, sign of the GOLDEN WATCH. jan 26?3m Washington. D C. TARE NOTICE. All who wish to keep warm and take care of their health will do well laoali at LANE'S, who has a full stock of aarw l>adee ahtrts and Drawers, Socks, Gloves, MuMaas, ana Robes aad Shawls, and wlU aeU thew ch^F tot Mshat LANE'S i F uralahlng Slave, SM Pa. s' )U9?