Newspaper of Evening Star, February 4, 1856, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated February 4, 1856 Page 2
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mii ri1 * gfwr EVENING-star. VASlIieTOl CITT: MONDAY 4, 1956. Advertisements should be handed In by 12 o'clock, m., otherwise they may not appear until the next day. |f i* AfttHTi toa tbb 8ta? ?Tbe following named persons are authorized to contract foi tbe publication of advertisements in Th* Stab: Philadelphia?\. B Falmi?, northwest cor ner of Fifth and Chestnut street*. AVw York??. M. Fbtt??iU* Co.,NUW" st/^t Bouon?V. B Falmbb, Scollay's Building Joa Fhihtij*??Our friends and patrons are notified that we are now prepared to execute every kind of Job Fbintino with despatch and Id tbe beat manner, at prices as low as In any other office In Washington. Job Printers arealso not;ied that we are prepared to do every descrip tion of press work that ran be executed on double cylinder and Adams' power-praises. So, also, has the Star office a Book Bindery connected with It, eqaal In its capacity to turn out book binding oT all desert pttlons to any other In the District of Columbia. m SPIRIT OF THE MORNING PRESS The Intelligencer rejoices over the termin ation of the contest for the Speakership, and summing up the result, says : 44 By an analysis of the vote# it appears that Mr. Banks received the whole 'Republican' nretgth, except four, and that Mr. Aiken re ceived the support of all the ? Democrats,' except two, and of all the * National Ameri cans.' except six. The latter eight had it in their power to elect Mr. Aiken, even if the four dissentient Republican." had sustained Mr Banks But the result is acquiesced in by all parties as a nroper relief from the state of anarchy in whicn the Uonse had been la boring for nine weeks." The Union thus comments on the termina tion of the contest for the Speakership : "As we have remarked, the contest was fi nally terminated under the operation of the plurality rule. The votes taken during sev eral days past had indicated that a Speaker could only be chosen by resorting to that rule. There was a strong repugnance amongst the national members to its adoption, more espe cially after the revolting declaration of Mr. Banks as to the test of superiority in the races. The southern know-nothings manifested a de termination against casting their votes for the democratic nominees not less persistent than theirretuaal tovoteforMr. Banks. On Friday, however, propositions were made by demo crat* to which the southern know-nothings in dicated a disposition to acsedc?the one pro positi Mr. Oliver, an old line whig, and the other Mr. Aiken, a national democrat, for Speaker. Ths votes on the.-e proportions, compared with that given on the same day on a resolution declaring Mr. Banks the Speaker, showed so little difference that it was exceed ingly doubtful what would be the result upon the adoption of the plurality rule." *' At this point Mr Smith, of Tennessee, be lieriDg that the chances of Mr. Aiken were at least equal to those of Mr Banks, brought for ward a resolution for the plurality rule. Mr. Orr ??wediatelv withdrew unconditionally his name as the i)emocratie nominee, and tbe resolution was adopted. The result was. as we have stated, the election cf Mr. Bunks by a plurality of three votes?Mr Banks receiv ing 103 votes, and Mr. Aiken 100?six National Americans throwing their votes on Mr. Fuller, and four Republicans throwing theirs on Mr. L. I> Campbell. It is apparent that a per fect union of the national members, (the iour Republicans voting tor Mr. Campbell,) would have elected Mr. Aiken by a plurality of three. Thai has ended the most extraordinary strug gle lh<it has ever occurred." WASHINGTON HEWS AND GOSSIF. The Result ? When we went to press on Saturday we did not believe that it was the intention of Messrs Whitney, Valk, and Co., to back out of tbe positions they assumed on Friday with reference to Mr. Aiken; nor did we conceive that Mr Davis of Maryland, when compelled to choose between Mr. Aiken and Mr. Bank?, would aid and abet the elec tion of the former, though we knew that in hia canvass his opponents objected to him earnestly, on the ground of his alleged free soil proclivities. It seems we reckonoi with out our host, and tbat ull the nationality of Messrs. Davis, Whitney. Valk and Co., with which the Southern Know N thing papers hav? been tickling the fancy of their readers, was bo much "gammon"?nothing more. The election of Mr. Banks?the immediate standard bearer of Messrs. biddings A Co.. though that gentleman of course mr>oths ever the fact in his address on taking the chair?was brought al>out by the "National" men, to whom wo refer above. They are staunch friends of the constitutional rights of the S^uth, in their speeches What they are in that way when forced to speak by their acts, is told ?n the record of Saturday's pro ceedings Of course tbat day 's doings in the House ends the pretense of the nationality of Kbow N?tbingism at the North. The south ern Know Nothing masses who h*ve listened to the syren song now know to their chagrin, that it proves to U> rimply the device by which their interest* are handed over?bound hand aud foot?to the tender mercies of Messrs. Giddings A Co., despite the active exertions and earnest solicitations to the contrary, of most of the ioutuern Know Nothing members, and tite reluctant votes of a few of them for Mr. Aiken. The Democrats have acted wisely in Com pelling* the American parly to stand the or deal of the plurality rule it tells the coun try. unmistkkeably what has been the upshot of the efforts to "Americanize ' the iimse in the last Congressional electi ng Coming here with a fjreo of but 100 i:ici^bers all told, they have worked their strength up to yy on the great issue of the day, and worked that of the overshadowing branch of the opposition, late ly boasting of having t.ected a huge majority, dowr. to a plurality of 103. They have done well indeed for their country s cause?that of the Constitution?in their two months of pro tracted exertion We have had much experience here, which enables us to predict, we think with unerring | certainty, th*t in thirty days from to-day it will be found that the I'?m??crats on all test votes hold a plurality of at least 103, while taeir main opponents will b?ve dropped down to less than the vote which Mr Aiken re ceived in the final vote on Saturday last. Fee-Foo-Fum !?Our talented, ingenuous, and truthful neighbor was, on Saturday la.-t, very indignant over the fact that we did not acknowledge the disclaimer of its senior of hav ing had a band in the concoction of the budget of falsehoods concerning our business affairs, which, last week, we took occasion to show up in their true colors. The name of the senior is at the heal of its eolumns, and as it is the only name now connected with that precious periodical representing even a thimbleful of capacity to conduct a newspaper?and as it is a well known trick of our talented, ingenuous acA truthful neighbor k. protest that its senior has ka4 n j lot or part in the malicious, dirty yr foolthings it is constantly doing?we chjie to ignore it* denial. It, however, puts forward its junior as the author of fche palpa ble mean-spirited and malicious falsehoods which we refuted. Now, wishing him joy oyer the reputation which his assumption of the authorship of the articles in question must bring him in the estimation of honorable and sensible people, it is quite time that wo should inform the public who this junior is, who. commencing his distinguished newspaper ca reer in this city some years ago by (anony mously) minding Dr May's cow in the yard of the Infirmary, (see note) has at length achieved the highly honorable distinction of wriMng falsehoods against the business of his cotem poraries of the press, so self-evident as that all his own readers must neoessarily write their author down to be a fool, for injuring his cause by a resort to such weak means of sustaining it. Professionally, he is the physician under whose "opinion of the case'' the following publication was made in our talented, truth ful, and ingenuous neighbor's columns, in announcing the uocident that happened to the former Spanish minister here, from which that gentleman after laying at death'* door for a long while, was with difficulty saved by the skilful and unremitted attention of physi cians at the head of the faculty in our midst; ACCIDENT TO THE SPANISH MINISTER ?Just before going to press, the horses attached to the carriage of this gentleman ran off. and came dashing by our office with the most ter rific speed. There was no one besides this gentleman in the carriage, and just as it reached the earner of Louisiana avenue and Tenth street, he was violently thrown upon the pavement, and for awhile completely stunned. He was nt once brought into our office, and Lr. Busey, who happened to be present, ren dered him every necessary attention. An ex amination showed that his injuries were slight, and in a few moments he was able to enter a hack and proceed to his residence.? Organ, Nov. 22, 1854. Individually, he is the Mr. Collapse who writes the letter conceived in so close imita tion of the style of the public's old friend, Bombastes Furioso. which will be found in the following article from a number of the Star in December last: Slightly Irascible.?If there be truth in the adage that "straws show which way the wind blows,-' our readers will conclude from the following kind, affectionate, moderate, and good tempered "billy-ducks," (with which we were tavored this morning by the hands of 8?me stranger to us, in habiliments reminding us strongly of the genus offico seeker, with hopes deferred, about six months after the inauguration of a new President ) that it is beginning to bo shrewdly suspected around tho office of the Know Nothing paper pub lished in this city, that no considerable num ber of the members of tho new IIouso will touch any one suspccted of identity with it, in voting for officers, with a forty-foot pole. ih' ugh this fact has long been well know a to all who, possessing common sense, are fa miliar with the political history of that con cern and tho little batch of funny political aspirant* who hoped to clutch something in the way of spoils through identification with it, up to very recently, they had not taken the just estimate of their own political merit* so universally entertained even by their own party in this city. We need hardly add, that had the writer of j couched it in language that would admit of a reply, it would have afforded us pleasure to tell him whether tho cap he has rushed forward so eagerly to wear, of right, as it were, becomes hies physiognomy; t .i n-, Washington, Nov. 23,1855. 1 o t/i4 Editor oj the Evening Star : A I,?,b1seiTe in the Evening Star of this date the following paragraph : "Nathan Sargent, Esq-We hear that this gentleman, who has been so often spoken of in connection with the Clerkship of the House m past years, has been adopted for Clerk oy the little clique who are represented in the management of the Know Nothing newsnaper ,n this city. We are informed also, that John Wilson, Esq., of this city ex-Com missioner of the (Jeneral Land Office, and whilom a candidate for the Clerkship, declines "V /k ba?ge"t sLfavor We have not heard whether Mr Kobert W. Latham, late of the firm of Selden, Withers A Co., of this city, also waives his claims to that position in Mr Sargent ? favor. "In view of the fact that Mr. Sargent has been a standing quasi-anti-slavery candidate tor Mouse offices for many years past, and al ways the recipient of very few votes, however brilliant his "show" may have been before Ihl, J!llio^8 *>?gan, not apprehend that ho will be elected t., tho Clerkship of tho next House by a very large majority." I desire to know to whom you allude by the woras, " the little clique who are represented in the management of the'Know Nothine news paper in this city If you allude to me or to any person directly or indirectly connocted with me in the management of this paper I the statement a base, malicious and infamous lalsehood, and demand of you an immediate and unconditional retraction of the whole statement Yours, *?., a. o. Bl'Sf.y. Editorially, it appears that he is the gentle man who comes forward to say that our com ments upon the mendacity and falsehood of our talented, truthful, and ingenuous neigh bor's effort to injure our business, should have b< en bestowed on him, an<f not hiH senior. We are content that they should make tho " honors easy" between them in this case, not caring the snap of our finger how they divide them out in their office. The concern deserves them all, richly, and so far as we are concerned, they are heartly welcome to them. Having beetucaught in the perpetration of a base fraud on the public credulity, involving tho publi cation of infamous falsehoods concerning our business, our truthful neighbor seeks to get out of its scrape by "slinging slush" at us, and telling more falsehoods: for all of which we are sincerely indebted to it, as it thus con tinues to expose its true character to the com munity in which it is published. It may bark at us with the pen of Mr Collapse by the col umn, daily, but it *hall not, with impunity, lie about our business affairs. ??-iV*'*** communication I used the words and abuse their privileges." What did I ?ea?k 1 the ?roUD(is surround ing the building of the Washington City In firmary is a pasture for stock, and horses have been seen in there bearing a very striking re semblance to some owned by the directors, and fat cows have been seen driven from the direction of certain houses, but I reckon they ' wero charitable oows, or u$ed for some benev olent purpoee connected with the institution " A Misapprehension.?Our friend of tho Alexandria Gazette is in error in imagining that tho vote of Thursday last, upon substi tuting Mr. Trippc'e amendment for Mr. Hick man a plurality-rule resolution, was a vote on making the lion. Wm Smith, of Va , the Speaker of the Thirty-fourth Congress A irect \ote upon that question was taken some days before, on a nation declaring that I Uleifpe&k?r' whiuh received forty, ^ votes all told, including those of th. | Know Nothings of the House. The i3SUe in the vote of Thursday last, to which we refer above, was, with tho mass of tne Democratic party, simply whether they, as opponents of the plurality rule, should or should not adopt the expedient of substituting Mr. Trippe s amendment for Mr. Hickman's resolution, as a more certaip method of defeating the whole thing. Had the amendment (substitute) been adopted, then there would hare been a vote taken on agreeing to the amended resolution; which would have been a vote on the que?tion of making Mr. Smith the Speaker. We have no reason whatever to believe that it would have obtained more than the forty-seven votes originally given for the resolution thus to elect Mr S. to the Speakership. We make this explanation on the suggestion of a Demo cratic member, who, having voted for the sub stitute on Thursday to be sure of killing the plurality resolution,of course voted against the original resolution to elect Mr. Smith Speaker! as in common with the mass of his party, he could not have voted for a gentleman occupy ing Mr. S.'s position in the last Virginia elee tion, or that with referenco to the platform adopted by the Democratic caucus of tha House. John W. Forney, Esq.?We have repeat edly taken occasion to point out the fact that the war made on this gentleman personally, by the opposition press, was wholly undeserved, unjust, and, indeed, atrociously disgraceful in its character. We, therefore, have a double gratification in calling public attention to the resolution concerning him unanimously adopt ed by the House of Representatives on Satur day evening last, which embraces compli ments, that, under the circumstances under which they ure paid, stamp him as no ordinary man. The present House came together preju diced against Mr. Forney through the menda cious attacks of the press upon him during the past summer and fall, more bitterly than a similar body was ever before prejudiced against a gentleman holding his position. They met him face to face, and held daily official inter course with him for nine weeks, under circum stances in which his intelligence, his integrity as a public officer, and his courtesy, his fair ness, as a man of honor in his dealings with all, have been severely and thoroughly tried. Their rights were, in the course of those nine trying weeks, held in the hollow of his hand. The result of their experience with Mr. Forney is the passage of their unanimous resolution to which we refer above. If the sense of shame has not departed from the breasts of his news paper slanderers (because they dislike his politics.) their ears will tingle on reading it. The Way in which it was Done.?Accord ing to accounts rifo among the Republican? and northern Know Nothings yesterday, the votes given by Messrs. Broom, Whitney <fc Co., for Mr. Aiken on Friday, were only so given in order to throw dust in the eyes of the demo crats. These accounts also say that if their vote3 had been necessary on the final trial to 6ccure the election of Mr. Bank*, he w..uld have received them; their purpose of creating the impression at the South that the simon-pure Know Nothings of the North wore disposed to stand by the right of the rtave-h dding States having, as they thought, been secured by their act of so long preventing an organization, under the -pre tenre of indisposition to drill under tho com mand of Mr. Giddings. The New Speaker.?Whatever men may think of the politics of Mr. Banks, for which we confess as abiding antipathy as one can possibly entertain, we feel very sure that he will discharge the duties to which he has been called, with eminent ability, dignity, and courtesy. All that he can achieve for his bad political cause by so adminis'oring the Speak ership, the public may rely on it, he will achieve. We have no idea, however, that he will neglect any possible opportunity of strengthening his party by his selection of com mittees, rulings, Ac.; for a more thorough par titan is not to be found among the members of the House?not one. We have no idea that he will be sustained by a majority for a single week; as he must, to satisfy the leaders among those who have placed him in the chair, ad minister its functions to suit their ideas of the fitness of things, as far as he can do so with out turning the Hall into a mere place for the daily assembling of a sort of abolition conven tion. The Clerkship.?He take it for granted that (ien. Cullom will be elected to the Clerk ship of the House on the first ballot this morning, as there is no serious opposition to him among the opposition members. He has managed his case during the late protracted contest with consummate judgment, having1 adhered throughout it to his original deter mination not to involve himself in it in any manner whatever. The Current Operations of the Treasury Department ?On Saturday, 2d of February, there were of Treasury Warrants entered on the books of the Department? For the redemption of Stocks.... ?2 331 21 For the Treasury Department... 3.566 98 For the Interior Department 38,895 57 For Customs 44,804 49 Interior repay warrants received and entered.... 4,363 61 From miscellaneous sources 30,621 89 From Customs 4,132 05 CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS. In the House, on Saturday, after we went to press, the three majority vote trials to elect a speaker under the resolution of Mr. Hick. man (which had been adopted) took place, without a choice, the last of the three result ing as follows, vie : Whole number of votes, 213; nccessary to a choice, 107. Mr. Banks received 103, Aiken 92, H. M. Fuller 13, L D. Campbell 4. Wells 2 After another ineffectual motion to adjourn, Mr. Fuller of Pa. urged his friends not to vote for him, and sundry members explained the reasons governing the manner in which they intended to vote on the last trial. The said last trial in which a plurality should elect, was made with the following re sult. Whole number of votes, 214. Mr. Banks received 103, Aiken 100, Puller of Pa. 6, Campbell of Ohio 4, Wells 1. The following is the vote in detail: For Mr. Bamks ? Messrs Albright, Allison, Hill, Barbour Henry Bennett, Beiixon, BllHng hmst, Bine nam, lllsuop, bliss, Bradshaw Bren ton, Buffington, Burliugame, James H. Campbell, Lewis 1) Campbell, Cnatt'ee, fcxra Clark, Claw son, Colfax, Comlns, Covode, Cragin, Cumback, Damrell, Timothy Davis, Day, Dean. De Witt, D1 k, Dickson, Dodd, Durfee, fcdle, Flagler, Gal loway. Giddings, Gilbert. Granger, Grow, Robert H Hall, Harlan, Holloway, Thomas R. Hortou. Howard, Kel?ey King, Knapp, Knight, Knowl ton, Knox, Kurikel, Leiter, Mace, Matteson, Mc Carty. Meacnam, Kllllan Miller. Morgan, Mor rill, Mott, Murray, Nichols, Norton, Andrew Oliver, Parker. Pearce, Pelton, Pennington, Perry, Pettit, Pike, Pringle, Purvlance, Ritchie, Rob ins, Roberta, Robison, Sabin, Sage, Sapp, Sher man, Simmons, Spinner, Stanton, Stranahan, Tappan, Thorlngton, Thurston, Todd, Traflun, Tyaon, ?V?de, Walbrldge. Waldr n,Cadwalader C \\ ashburne, filinu U. WaaLburne, Israel Washburne, Watson, Welch, Wood, Woodruff, and W oodworth?103. For Mr. Aiken? Messrs. Allen, B&rksdaje, Bell, Hendiey a. Bennett, Bocock, Bowie, Boyr?, Branch, Brooke, Burnett, Cadwalader. John P. Campbell, Carllle, Caruthers, CasMe, Cling man, Howaii Cobb, Williamson R. W. Cobb, Cox, Crawford, Davidson, Denver, Dowdell, Edmqnd ?on, Elliott, EnglUh, Etherldge, Biutle, Kvaas, Faulkner, Florence, Foster, Tnomas J. D. Pol ler, Goode, Greenwood, Augustus Hall, J. Mor rison Harris, Sampson W Harris, Thomas L. i ...? Harris, Herbert. Hoffman, Houston. Jewett, Geo W Jones, J. Clancy Jones, Keitt, Kelly, Ken net, Kldwell, Lake, Letcher, Llnd'ey, Lumpkin, Alexander K. Marshall, Humphrey Marshall, Samuel S Marshall, Maxwell, McMullen, Mc yueen, Smith Miller, Mlllson, Mordecal Oliver, Orr, Paine, Peck, Phelps, Porter, Powell, Pur year. Quitirian, Reade, Ready, Rlcaud. Rivers, ? o nl??a*^.^11 9mr*Ke> Shorter, Samuei a u 1UlaIn R. Smith, Speed, Stephens, Stewart, 8 wope, Talbott. Trfpc. Underwood, Vail, Walker, Warner, Watkins, Well. Wh?ler, Williams, Wlnslow. Daniel B Wright^ John V. \\ right, and Zolllcoffer-100. for Mr Fuller ?Messrs. Broun, Clark of New York. Cullen, Davia of Maryland, Allllward, and Whitney?6. ?Rr Mr Camp bell.?Messrs. Duna, Harrison, Moore, and Scott?4. For Mr. Wells.?Mr. Hickman. Mr. Benson, one of the tellers, announced that Nathaniel P. Banks, jr., of Massachusetts, was duly elected Speaker. Mr. A. K Marshall raised the question that the House itself must declare the result, and that the Clerk could neither do so himself nor delegate any one to do so. He should be rery sorry to see the Clerk depart from that course which had hitherto secured him so msnv friends. After some debate on this point, in whiclT* Messrs. Rust, Clingman, Cobb of (la.. Smith of Ala., Paine, H. Marshall, Campbell of Ohio, Herbert, and Stewart participated, and during which Mr. Aiken asked permission of the House to conduct the gentleman from Massachusetts, (Mr. Banks,) to the chair, as the duly elected Speaker of the House Mr. Clingman offered the following resolu tion : UtsalveJy That, by reason of the adoption of the proposition known as the plurality res

olution, and the votes taken under it, the Hon. N. P Banks, jr., of Massachusetts, has been duly chosen Speaker and i9 hereby go declared. After some debato, the previous question was called ou the resolution, and the vote being taken, the resolution was adopted? yeas 156, nays 40. The Clerk appointed Messrs H M. Puller Aiken, and L. D. Campbell to conduct Mr Banks to the chair. Mr. Banks, on taking the chair, acknowl edged the honor done him in a brief and neat speech. The usual oath of office was then adminis tered to him by Mr. Giddings. On motion* of Mr Stanton, the following resolution was unanimously adopted : Resolved. That the thauks of this House are eminently due, and are hereby tendered, to John W. Forney,Esq., for the distinguished ability, fidelity, and impartiality with which he has presided over the deliberation of the House of Representatives during the arduous and protracted contest for Speaker which ha< just closed. The House then adjourned." Proceedings of To-Day. In the Senate, to-day, the morning hour was devoted to the reception, explanation, and refcrcnce of petitions from officers retired from active servico in the navy under tho recom mendation of tho lato naval reform board. This business wao in progress when wo went to press. In the House, after the reading of the Jour nal of the proceedings of Saturday, the cere mony of swearing in the members by States was performed by the Speaker. When the Territory of Kansas was called and tho Clerk called tho name >f the Hon. Wm. Whitfield, Mr. Grow gavo notice that he should not object to the administration of the usual oath to th&t gentleman, but would take occasion at the proper time, to show that he (Mr Whit field,) had no right to a seat in the hall as a Delegate from Kansas. Mr. Campbell, of Ohio, made some remarks to the same end. Mr. Whitfield was then duly sworn in. Mr. Jones of Tenn , suggested the adoption of tho usual resolution to notify the Senate of the organiiation of the House by the election of Mr Banks to be the Speaker. Mr Pennington offered a joint resolution to inform the President that Congress was ready to proceed to business: adopted Mr Thurston moved to proceed to the elec tion of a Clerk; agreed to?ayes 103, noes87. Mr. Sage moved a resolution, declaring the Hon Wm. Cullom, of Tenn., to be the Clerk of the 34th Congress. Mr. Orr moved to Jay it on tho table. Not laid on the table?yeas 103. nays 113. Tho resolution electing the Hon. William Cullotn Clerk, was then agreed to?yeas 12^? nays 76 ? . PERSONAL' .... Thackeray is ill, at Charleston, S. C. .... Rev. Orville Dewey is at Willards. .... Father Mathew is laboring as a priest at Rena, one of the Fejee Islands. ....Col Parker II. French, lady and suite, are at the National. .... H. W Beecher is callcd a ?' Saltpetre Pastor " r .... Bri^ham Young, the Mormon, is re puted worth nearly ?300.000. .... A. F. Monroe, of Coles county. III., has beeu sentenced to be hung for the murder of Nathaniel Ellington, his father-in-law. .... Bishop Eastburn, of Boston, ha= been married to Miss Mary J. Head of the same city. .... Simon Draper is the Astor House dele gate to the Black Republican Convention at Pittsburg on the 22 i. Dr. David Dale Owen, State Geologist of Kentucky, is now at Louisville, with state ments of newly discovered coal andiron fields .... Ik Marvel was to deliver a lecture on " The Light of the Dark Ages," at Covington, Illinois. January 30. .... m. Beck, chief of police in Milwau kie. Wisconsin, was dangerously shot while hunting, January 20th. His gun exploded accidentally and the load passed into his neck. .... Isreal Miller, an aged and respectable citizen of Fayette county, Pa., was dangerous ly injured on Saturday last by being run over by a sleigh. .... Rev. S. M Thute, of Alexandria, has accepted tho invertation to deliver the anni versary lecture before the Young Men's Chris tian Association of York, Pa., on the 14th of February. .... Mr. and Mr9. Twiggs, of Ga., both of whom were oyer seventy years of age, were murdered a few weeks since, it is supposed by a negro. The cause of the horrible deed is not statod. ? ???Dr. Alexander s Scotch I'rerbyterian bociety, in New York, recently contributed the sum of S7,300 for foreign and domestic missions The sugar refining Stuarts, as usua' wero present with their checks for S1000. .... Joseph Clarke, of Washington county 1 a., died last Sunday. He was one of the oldest settlers of the county, and his farm was patented in his own name, under the Proprie tary Government. .... Augustus Ivecklen, a German physician residing at Merrett s U ap, Cumberland county 1 a., was frozen to death on Thursday of last week. He was addieted to drinking, and probably wandered from his residence while laboring under monid'a-potu. .... John Brush, of Brooklyn, has saved the plums on a number of trees, the present sea son, by binding bunches of tansy upon them the trees thus treated ripened to perfection, while that near by, not thus protected, was entirely destroyed by cureulio. .... Rev. Antoinette Brown, has "caved in" and married S. C Black well, a notorious Cin cinnati abolitionist. Now that the thing is done, the public wonder whether the Rev. Antoinette will rogard it as a duty to leave her church, or transput her husband. She was, personally, the ilost attractive of the woman's right men. Her full, round form, her large, lauguid eyes, her sweet voice, and womanly appearance rendered such a step quite probable. But a short time since when a young lady of the same name yielded to her destiny, the Rev. Miss took pains to publish far and wide that i; was not she who had been guil,j <jf auch fullv. She was as zealous then as Saul, but as she journeyed to Cincinnati, breathing out threatninsr? &*d slaughter E?a!?? "?Mduanlytheie shined pound Th * i_*rom beaT*ni and *he fell That stone should have yielded to soft impressiohs, excited wonder?but Brown doth n*nU ^ Black tnell. Dr. Sayer's to? will eoute next. 1 8i!?fltTLAR Fact.?No citucn 6f the United -State? was ever convicted of trca*>n. It if quite probable that thin is the <?n1 y government in the world in which the *arne thing can be truly taid. Our people make the government, and they will do no act that will tend to de stroy their own work Treason can only be meditated when there is no political liberty. f^REV.MR.Fl^HEK.AN E V ANGEL 1st from Kentucky, preach every night thl* w?k at the Second Baftt*t CLur~h. near the Navy Yard The public are respectfully Invited to attend at < If o'clock. feb 4-*t *-^2^FOURTH WARD MEETING FUR THK POOR ?The citizens of the Fourth Ward are requested to meet at Parker's Hall, over the Grocery Store of Geo A Thou Par ker. south side Pa avenue, at 7 o'cl'k, on TUES DAY EVENING, the 5th inst ,to provide for the suffering peor of the Ward feb 4 2t (Globe and Union) ?-^^NOTICE?A REGULAR MONThI ly meeting of the Democratic Associa tlon of the F ifth U ard wlli be held at Casparls s Saloon on TUESDAY EVENING next, ihe Sib instant Punctual attendance Is requested C W C DUNN1NGTON. Pre* JOHN S. DEVLIN, Sec. feb4 2t ACKSON DEMOCRATIC ASSOC! ?KS'ATION .-Thii Association will meet THIS (Monday) NIGHT, at the hall of Messrs. Hrld^ett A Hall, on 6th street, next door to Tow era' Printing Office DANIEL RATCLIFFE. feb41t President. >THE FAIR AT RVLAND CHAPEL corner of Maryland avenue and 10th at, will continue until THURSDAY EVENING, r eb'uary . th, when It will close with a sale of the articles remaining unsold Aa "the Speaker Is elected1' crowds mav be expected feb 4 ATTENTION, FLAG COMPANY A No. 1 ?Members of the Franklin Fire Company are hereby notified to attend the regular vue niL?rJ.n,the Lal1 ?f vour Engine rfoute VEDNF.SDA\ EVENING, February 6th, at 7 7 o'clock. It is desired that every member will be present, as an election for officers for the ensuing year will nieo ROB'T E DOYLl:, Pres G. R. CROSSF1ELD. S c. feb4-* fcRE.ME.MBKR THE POOR ?THOSE ?? P^ntlemen who have promised to aid In relieving the noor of the First Ward, as well a* all other residents of the Ward who are desirous of contributing to the relief of suffering humanity !n '* freezIng weather, but who may not have had the opportunity of doing so presented to them heretofore, are respectfully requested to send their contributions to the Treasurer, J W EASBY No 156 G street, between *?th and "21st streets f60 4 ?A MEETING OF THE DEMOCRAT . . - .. ,ic Asacciation of the Sixth Ward will beheld in Anacoatia Hali, on MONDAY EVE .xiN(t next, 4th instant, at 7 o'clock feb*~gt F. OBER , Sec. _ ? MECHAMCS'KXCHANGE-NO riCE ?An adjourned general meeting of the members of the Mechanics' Exchange will moo v Room on E strtet, TUESDAY MORNING, February 5th, at lO* o'clock runrtua! attendance is earnestly requested B? order of Committee on Finance. frb a-at J"K ^ U K 8 T OF F R I E N DS LYDIA SAVER, M D .will repeat her . ,01?, fash^n antagonistic to Moral and n?Vv ^J[?21,th'at ?dd F^Hows' Hall, THl'RS ^ , n ' at 9 o'clock. Tickf *s 26 cts., at >>>111ington a Bookstore feb2-1t* I WASHINGTON LIGHT INFANTRY ? The regular monthly meeting of the Com Ipany will be held at the armory MONDAY _lEVENING, February 4th, at7k o'clock The members will meet for drill on Saturday evening, at 7# o'clock. B F. BEERS. Sec feb l-3t P' R, " 1 R K?A NEGRO GIRL, SLAVE 'or !"?*> ?f good character. Also, a necroboy L> years of age Address "H B,' at this office feb 4-lt IOIT.-TWO DOLLARS REWARD?A ?* Newfoundland Pup. about three* months old, white and liver colored Had on leather collar, with a brass^^,^-?^ buckle The above reward will be paid by re turning him to WIESENFIELDS A CO , fab 4-it* corner Pa. av. and st. I ost-yksterday, (Sunday7 feb". AU 3d. by a lady, a black lace Veil, near the cor ner of 4^ and C streets. The colored wuman who is supposed to have found It, or any one else who may have It In possession, will be suitably re warded by leaving it at Mr. George Parker s at rprner 4# ani C streets. fth 4-Ci AC REWARD -LOST, ON SUNDAY, BE tween Ninth street and St. Mathew s Church, a dark brown Morrocco Case, containing a lady's mourning Breastpin, of oval shape sur rounded by pearls ; marked inside witk. name of deceased person By leaving sail Case with H F Loudon A Co , Brown's Hotel, the tinder wili rccelve the above reward and thanks of theowm-r feb 4?2t* CAST-OFF (LOT Iff NO 1301 GHT AND SOLD AT 76 LOUISIANA 1* Avenue, onnoslte Holmead's grocery, near Semmes s Address through post office I SU PER (ORB LACK TEA?-40 chests of that cholee BLACK TEA, at 5o cents iper pound, for sale by 7. M. P KING, feb 4-1t 265 Vermont avenue, corner 15th st. pRESH SUPPLYOF TRUFFLES French Feas. and Mushrooms, ?n cans and half cans Also, Terrine De-Fols-Gres, from Strasbourg Just received and for sale by M JAMESH SHEKELL, feb 4 - 3t If o 2*9 F street, ccrner cf 13th. PURTE > ?>> VWKV CIC.AR AND! ARD 4 ases ? A very large variety of the llnest and cheapest at GALMGAN A- C(? 'S, Dealers in Fanry Goods Peifuinery, Jewelry, Fine Fsns, Ac , 370 Penn feb 4-3l avenue, under Browns' Hotel THE CONTRACTOR'S BOOK.*?One large folio volume, containing large colored work ing Hrawings of tools and machines, with bills of timber and iron ; also tables and data for cost of warth and other works, by George Cole. Clvji K? glner Price $5. Just published. franck Taylor TRUFFLE* Ac.?Fresh and Spiced Oysters, ji cans; Trutti^, pe lte Pals Champlgnai.s Pates English Walnuts. Chow Chow and Horse Radish, Fresh Tomatoes, Green Peas. Catsups, Jellies, and Sweet Pickled Peach es, received this day and f*r sale by ... Z M P KING, 365 Vermont avenue, corner loth st GOLD-HE ADEl> CAN FS WE HAVE AN ASSORTMENT OF VERY superior gold headed Canes, suitable for presents. Alao. a large assortment of silver-headed, sword and other Canes T. 6ALLIGAN A CO., Dealers in Fancy Goods. Jewelry, fine Watches, Ac., 370 Pa avenue, feb4-3t under Browns'Hotel. WILL LEAVE SHORTLY. MADAME R. respectfully tnf'rms the public in -eneral, that xbe will give informa tion in all the Affhirs relating to Life, Health, Wealth. Marriages. Love, Journeys, LawSuits, DifficultleH in Business, Absent Friends, Sickness and Death, and In raspect to all other subjects. She Is, also, able to tell the ages of persons by reading numbers She can be consulted at all hours of the day and evening. Her name is on the door?at No. 285 13th street corner of D, on the left hand side. Gentleroea 50 j 0ents and ladles 'J5. feb^? IN ORDER TO RKDlllE OUR STOCK~ PREVIOUS TO RECEIVING OUR Ex tensive Spring supplies, we shall commence to-day and continue until the 15th Instant to sill oft at cost, for cash only, the following articles All fancy plaid, brocade, and stripe Dress Silks Rich printed all-wool French Moussellne Delaines Handsome plain and plain Merinos and Coberir Cloths A large stock Cloak and Dre^> Trimmings and Ribands A good assortment loug and square Brocha, Stella, and plaid Clo^h Shawls 25 ladies' rich Velvet, Moire Antique, Silk, ard Cloth Cloaks, all of the newest styles and must be sold ta close a consignment. ' Wt kavt also jutt opentd : A general assortment of line and medium quality Shirting Cottons, all of the best class Richadrson and Barklle's Shirting Linens, war ranted pure liax, ranging from 37 w cts., to 81 per yard 100 pieces small tignred light colors English Cal icoes, at 1*^ cents lOo piece* assorted plaid Cambrics and Muslins, ver\ cheap 15 dozen fine stitched Linen Shirt Bosoms 10 pieces mors of those rich lustre plain black Silks r Fine Bombasins, Alpacas, and English Crapes 25 dozen ladles'best Kid Gloves Silks and Cotton Hosiery. All will be soli at fair low prices, and all goods warranted as represented. Purchasers are particularly invited to call sad examine fo; themselves before making their nar chases fe sewhe e. COLLEY k 8KARS No. 523 7th at , adjoining Dexter ? Hotel M 4?eofitw AMT7SEMENT8 FIRST GBAHD AHNTJAL BALL BOOK BINDERS' SOCIETY j Of THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA The members ok tiik book-bind. ers' Society re*p?ctfhlly annotiaoe to the citl ien* Of Washington Mjt tb,fl rVi'r Grand Annaai Ball will take place at CARl 81 * SALOON, on TV ESI) AY EV E.\I NO. February r?h 1^56 Everyexertion will be used on thejwt of th? member* to make thl* the 1*11 of lb****0" Esputa's celebrated tend la engaged for the or. ^Ticket* TH R EE DOLLARS-admitting a ire*, tleman and two ladle*; for which Supper will be furnished by the moat experienced caterer la the Tlrkets nan he obt*in< d at the Mnale ^toree of Mr. tieorjje Hllbn* and Richard Davis. oe of any tmembfr of the Society. ? Positively bo Hat*, Cap*. or ov*rc?at* allowed to be worn or carried In the ball room Committee of Rtttption?white rooette Floor IfMoftri?blur rowette CommttUe of At am*fm*ntt. WoU Tuley, J H Robert*, ja* McGowan, Cha* P P Wroe, John W Glover, Theo Walmaley , F J Glb*on, WmMclaae, ('has Kckhard, ? Rovwur, R H Marcellus. Morrla Dubois, Edwin Jooea, W ? H ti or butt, T L Lamb < feb 8 3t WESLEY CHAPEL CHOIR, Auitted toy several *f the meat ttlflUJ Professar* aad Cherister* *f Balll mere aad Wasklagtaa, , WILL OIVK a I Concert of Sacred Music, At tktir Ckmrrk. romtr of F and Fi/?* Mnrtj, TUESDAY KVt!*l>W. Frb. -tb, I'nder the direction of Pre! 4.11 DANIEL** Card* of zdmlsalen 25 cent*?to be had at ?he Music Store* and member* of the Choir. JaaJl-Jt R. WINVU'I GBAKD EXHIBITION OF CHEMICAL DIORAMAS, CRYSTALLINE VIEWS CHROMA? TROPES. MET APHORSES, Ac. AT FORREST HALL. ORORG RTOWy, Comtnenrlng THURSDAY, Jan.31 A Day Exhibition on SATURDAY AF'L'Rg . NOON, at 3 o'clock. Full particulars in small bl ila :n Birth.day presents, fancy Good* and Toy*. In great variety and at vers low price*, for sale by feb 2-3t LAMMOXI), Sr., Tit at Hay :-hay : I5(i bale* prime HAY. In store tad for *ale by PETER BKKMY. feb 2-41* 85 Water street. Georgetown YOC.IO LADIES' CLASSICAL INSTI TUTE, 490 E ftrfft. b4ttr"n 5 tk a nd 6th. A FEW MORE SCHOLARS* CAN BE Re ceived For particular* enquire cf the Principal feb2 2w S H MIRICJT DRAW1NO AND nATHE.YIAT1CAX IN etrument*. In case*, imported by the under, signed, from Europe; various *i*e* and atyiea, at prices ranging from f 1 75 upward*, fob 2 FRANCE TAYLOR. MACAULAY'S ENGLAND, 4 vols complete for a dollar. The History of England from the accession of J antei the Second, bv Tboiuaa Bablngton Macaulay. embellished with an accu rate portrait of the author, at TAYLOR A MAURY'S feb 2 Bookstore, near ?th *t. Best plated tea sets, cA^e nrAs keta, < astora, Ac., Hew St;!??._ We fn vite attention to our assortment cf the above, fee ing all of the lateat style* a^d at rite* much lowt-r thau heretofore M. W GALT A BKO., Jewelers, 324 Pa aveauo. betw mb and loth ats feb 2-3t Fancy silverware, w e d d i n u Presents, Ace. ?M W. GALT A BRO of fer a varied assortment of Fancy Silverware, enj bracing every article cf use and ornament The abpve will be found peculiarly *ulted for Wwddlag and other presents M W. GALT A BRO , 324 Pa avenue, bet tth and llRh ?ts. M> 2-3t LEATHER '.?LEATHER! The undersigned has moved from Georgetown, and taken the hcimeon Pennsyl vania avenue, for the purpose of carrying on the LEATHER business in all Its branches, end in vltes the public to give him a call before purr ha? iai't-Licwherr, JOHN C. SHAKER, feb 2 X* between 13th and 13^ -sis. Boat for sale.?a keel boat, it feet long, with oar*, rudder. , complete, suitable for a pleasure or flsbtr.g to?t It ran lie sern at E. Reynolds', writ c* the Aqueduct, In tfeors^town For term* apply Immediately to W. E. COLS TON, at .Mrs Snuldlng's rorner **th and F streets. i_jt REMOVAL. lOHN M. CLARKE A CO., HAVE TH 1^ ?" day removed their o?ce to the cornet c>f ^?-v enth street and Louisiana avenue, opposite Dei ter's Hotel feb 1 ?at CENTRAL POLICE OFFICE. Na. 421 E STREET, Ntar EigKtk, and tki General Pott Oj*. e Office open Day and Night fram a. m till 12 p. m 1VHERE ALL COMPLAIN",^ 0F A VIO f f lat ion of the law. of t^ Corporation or or the t sited ttatea. and .eqolr^ the aid of the Police, will meet witb u? prampt at tentlon from ufr'.n, t,r TM1 mtart*a *i THOatZKI> POL' ^ K I>Kf AKt MIN T OF TUI ? '.T\ CIVIL BUSINESS. The cdicers who attend to thla branch of tL? busl^ets of this oi&ce, are AMOS HUNT. Esq .and | WILLIAM CAMMACK. Jr. Gentlemen who a?e prompt In collectiou a?d returns. JOHN L HOLL1NGSHEAD, J ustlce of the Peace, Police Magistral Third District, feb 1?lit And Notary Public. At A H D?HUTCHINSON A M U N K O would most respectfully return their thank* to tho?e of thelt customers who so promptlvset tled their accounts on the first of the year. The\ would also request tho*e who have not a* yet set tied to do *o by the 2d of February, as it Is very > Important that our books be squared up forth* past year. jan 31-4t JOHNSON'S SALOON. No. 911 <i street, near Thlrtoaath Having had five or six years ex perience a* chief cook for the Mes*r* W ,1 lard, the proprietor of thl* establishment la -10?, prepared to furnish DINNER PARTIES. r*r i? PERS, BALLS, and all others who ma* f^vor him with their patronage He will alw gentiemeu and private families with y LY? .nJi gentlemen with Day Boerd. *eata, ana All kinds of Game of the seaaou yn?*???!> An hand ; and Soup served dally constanUj on ^sS-Kr Ko?""to "*? EPEEGNES AND PLATEAD. Large Plated Walters. DiBhe8?YSTEa T'dREFNS' Cake Ba skets, Bo**rls, SttTC,T.J?s?ttTr'0rCUtlery' . Pitchers, ^ 1^ MANUFACTURED AND FOR SALE I #Y SAMUEL KlFiK & ST i\. GOLD & SILVUHSMITJ JS 172 BALTIMORE STREET, J.n31-lmBALTU,0KE' *D Ja?M JOUN F 8'iiw 1> EVlNED SUGARS. 80 bbla Crushed. Powdered, Grr.nulated and Clartied SUGARS 12 hhds brown SUGARS 10 bbls new crop N. O MOLASSES lObbls Philadelphia SIRUF* Juat received, an'" for sale by BARBOUR A SE?M1 S, No 45 Louisiana avtnue, Jan M-coOt opposite Bank of V. a^i n* (~>m.