## Newspaper of Evening Star, February 9, 1856, Page 2

Text content (automatically generated)

EVENING STAR. W A SHIWOTOW CIT Y: RATl'RDAY Febrnary 9, IMS. ICT" Advertisement* should be handed in by II o'rtoek, m , otherwise they may not appear until tba nect day. ITT" Agbnts for tub 8tab.?Tbe following named persona are authorized 10 contract for the publication of advertisements in Tbi Sta a : PkilmHelvkia-y B Palmbb, northwest oor ner of Fiftn ard Chestnet streets. N?w York?8. M. Pbtthisill & Co., Nassau Bottom?V. B. PAaasaa, Bcoiiay's Building. fTT" ioa Pain Tine?Oar Mend* and patrons are notified that we are now prepared to execute every kind of Job PaioTW* with despatch and in the beat manner, at prleee aa low aa in any other office in Washington. Job Printers are&lao ?otifled that we are prepared to do every deccrip tion of press work that can be executed on double cylinder and Adams' power-preaa8a. So, also, haa the Star office a Book Bindery connected with k, equal In 1U capacity to turn out book binding of ail deacilpttlona to any other in the District ot Colombia. THE WEEKLY STAB. The namber of the Wkbkly Star published to-day is unusually attractive, containing all the news of the past week at the metropolis, served up in a piquant, spicy style. It alio contains, on its eight ample pages, a general variety of political, personal, literary and newi matters, prepared or selected with great care. 8PIR1T OF THE M0RHIN6 FBESS The Unton reviews a late leader of the New York Herald, upon the position and the pros pect of the Democratic party in the approach ing national content. It pronounces the ar ticle a scries of covert stabs ; denies that Ohio must inevitably be counted out of the Demo cratic column, and shows that the aim of the Uerafd to coax Mr. Buchanan to prove un faithful to the principles of the Nebraska bill will prove abortive. The Intelligencer is this morning wholly a newspaper. Few Publications. Lite or Capt. Joh.x Smith. By W. Gilmore Sims. Sixth edition. Boston: John Phil brick. For (ale by Roberts, 327 Seventh street. This is one of the most interesting and in structive books for young people ever pub lished on this continent, while its pages pos sess a more than common value for adult readers. Capt. John Smith, the real founder of Virginia, is one of the proverbial heroes of British settlements in this western hemisphere, and his story is one of those real romances which muck the incidents of fiction. Playing active parts in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America?among Christians, Moslems, and savages?saved from death and loved by Cha ratEa of Tartary and by Pocahontas of Vir ginia?his life was the eventful carcer of a chivalric spirit, tempered by prudence for the most trying adventure. Every Southern pa rent should purchase this work without delay. Lire or Ue*. Pctwam. By William Cutter. Boston : John Philbrick. For sale by Rob erta, 327 Seventh street. This interesting life of the senior Major General of the Revolutionary Army, was compiled from the memoir, written in 1788, for the Society of Cincinnati, by Col. Hum phreys, then a member of Washington's fam ily. " Old Put" was a prominent feature of the Revolution, and his heroic daring, his hairbreadth escapes, and bis patriotic sacri fices, are ably delineated in the work before us. A PzBrrxBD Brbath.?What lady or gen tleman would remain under the curse of a dis agreeable breath when by using the "Balm of a Thousand Flowers" as a dentrifice would not only render it sweet but leave the teeth white ad alabaster7 Many persons do not know their breath is bad, and the subject is so delicate their friends will never mention it. Pour a single drop cf the ' Balm on your tooth brush ar.d wash the teeth night and morning. A fifty cent bottie will last a year. For sale at Shillings n's, agent for Washington, and all Druggists. "Tall" Ice !?Wc do not pretend to con flict the assertion in the following extract from the Norfolk Herald, but we should like to see a block of that ice ??six feet'' thick. Let the Arctic navigators stand aside, with their narratives of ice-bergs, if '? old Virgin ney' can furnish the congealed fluid six feet thick! 4 At present navigation is open, though the steamer Osiris, after starting on her regular run to the Eastern shore on Tuesday, encoun tered so much ice below Craney Island that she foand it the safest plan to put back. In James river an attempt was made by the hands on board a schooner, froien up at City Point, to ascertain the thickness of the ice and after cutting down to the depth of six feet they found no water." Baltimore Harbor ?We find the following report <?( the opposition to the 'ice blockade" in the Baltimore American of this morning : The harbor still remains obstructed by iee, and though there has been two days of tom paratively warn1, weather there was yesterday six inches of solid ice As for several weeks past the ice was made a highway, and during the wh"le >liy persons were passing to and fro over it. The work of opening the track, how ever, continues, and up to six o'clock yester day evening tbe ice boat Relief had pursued her course down the river. In some places the whole bow of the boat as far back as her wheels would run up on the ice oefore it would break, and before this time she has probably reached the Boston steamer lying near Fori Carroll, having been within a half mile of her yester day evening at six o'clock. Should the pres ent weather continue fjr a day or two longer she will experience but little difficulty in ?p?mng a track beyond tbe ice so that the ?ccbcI? now lying in port can get out. The ice being weaker in the harbor than in the river she can easily clear the wharves. ?T * had 8iF? when a preacher tries ' ul- b* ^bumping the desk violently with his clenched hand. His argu ments are so-fo.'-lcal. 6 BP" A little girl, visiting Niagara with her father and seeing the foam at the foot of the fiaQa, exclaimed, "Pa, how much soap it must take to make so many suds!" |y A parishoner inquired of his pastor the meaning of this line of Scripture. "He was clothed with curses as with a garment." "It signifies," said the divine, ' that the indi vidual had got a habit of swearing " ?9"--Boss, I want twenty-five cents'* '?Twenty-five cent* ! How soon do you want it Jake'" "Next Tuesday " "As soon as that' You can't have it. I have told you so often taat when you are in want of so large a sum oi money, you must give me at least f>ur weeks notice!" CP* John Magood, the man that chafed the highway robber, Lettli, from Fort Erie across the river, on to Strawberry T?land, and shot him, last summer, has just received two hun dred dollars from the government of Canada, in addition to which the Council at Niagara have presented him three hundred dollars aorc, as a reward for ridding the oountry of a decpcrate and dangerous character. WA.SHIHOTOW IKW1 A WD 0088TP The Committees the House?The usual excitement orer the probable composition ol these important features in the organisation of the House is to-day at its height. We no ticed many persons understood to be special ly interested in " fixing'' this or that one oi them, hurrying hither and kiteing thither, at a great rate, with the immense importance (to them,) of their errands plainly written on their excited countenances. Neither the new Speaker nor the public can have the slightest idea of the round-about ways in which these gentlemen labor to compass their several ends, half a dozen inter-agencies being at times re sorted to, until the immediate advisor of the Speaker is not only entirely ignorant of whose axe he is grinding, but, actually, that he is laboring hard to grind anybody's axe ! Judging from the tenor of conversations among the Republican members on the sub ject, we draw the conclusion that Mr Speaker Banks will do all he can, decently, for his party, in forming the committees. That is, that wherever the slavery question, in any of its phases, is likely to be committed, directly or indirectly to a committee, he will name on it five Republicans, three Democrats, and one South American, or National Know Nothing. We also judge that he will frame the Ways and Means committee so that its majority shall reflect the sentiments of the vast majority of the country upon the subject of protection; having no idea that the Pennsylvania protec tionists will accomplish any thing in the way of getting undue advantages for the darling interests of the capitalists of their State, by the steadineis with which they adheied to tho Republican organisation in the late protractcd contest. They will find, we fancy, that they pulled uuol over their own eyes (in more senses than one,) in interpreting their indi vidual wishes with reference to the complex ion of the Ways and Means, Manufacturers and Commerce committees, as involving indi rect pledges from their candidate. But, how ever he may shape the important committees, the public may rely on it that there will be terrible growling from the disappointed inter ests; and, frame su?h committees as we name above as he may, it cannot be otherwise than that powerful interests now striving to give life to them, will be vastly disgruntled, indeed. The Fifth Reception ?Thanks to tho in clement weather there was no "crush" at the Executive Mansion last evening, and thote ladies who paid their respects to the Presi dent and his estimable lady could afterwards circulate through the gay and brilliant throng without a "crash of crinoline and wreck of flounces." They were introduced to Mrs. Pierce by Dr. Blake, (the ComDiissionor of Public Buildings,) who is already at home in this pleasing portion of his duty, whioh ho performs with great suavity and readiness. The Marine Band,' stationed in the vesti bule, and under the direction of Signor Scala, executed at intervals the following PROGRAMME. Quickstep. " Capt. Finch's." Polka. Cavatina. u Giovanna d'Arco." Clarion ette Solo by Wagner. Schottische. 44 My Mary Ann. (By request ) Cavatina. " Somnambula.'' French-horn solo, by Taltavull Wiiltx " Lebensbilder." Polka. New " Bobbin' around," composed by the leader, F. Scala. Finale. Yankee Doodle. The gentlemen present represented every phase of official position ; among them?M. de Stoeckel, the Russian Minister; Justices Ca tron and McLean, of the Supreme Court. Colonels Cooper and Emory of the army; Governors Bigler aud Jones, General Houston, Judge Douglas, and other Senators; Mr. Speaker Banks, and a scoro of Representa tives ; Mr. Gordon Brown, of Toronto; .Sid ney W ebster, Esq., the President's Private Socretary; Col Fremont; Mr. George B.I I Greatorex, of London; Messrs. King and Wood, the artists?in short, tbere was a large array of talent, wealth and ability. Mrs. B****n, of Kentucky, tall and grace ful, wore an elegant white ball dress, admira i bly calculated to set off her charms. Mrs. C. of New York, looked and moved '? every ineh a queen.' Mrs. S****s, of California, (that fair bride whose future is full of joyous anticipations,) wore her diamonds with that grace which alone can enhance their brillianoy , her rich blue pattern-silk dress was charmingly a la mode. Mme. S?*****l, the bride of the Russian Minister, was much admired. Mrs. T***n wore one of Mme. De larue s bewitching coiffures with a grace that attracted much attention. Mrs. H**l, of Massachusetts, in white satin, was surrounded by many friends, attracted by her courteous j conversational powers. Mrs B****s, of South Carolina, who was dressed in an elegant silk, made with great taste, appeared willing to have joined in a dance bad sets been formod. Mrs S*-** ***d, of Philadelphia, wore a pink tulle, with five flounces of points, bordered with narrow niches of satin ribbon?a corsage ornamented with bouillonnes?and a coiffure of pendant flowers. Mrs. C******l, of Penn sylvania, (one of the " poetesses of America,") appeared radiant with triumph over the vic tory she has had such share in winning. Mrs. B***n, Mrs. P*?**r, Mrs. T**e, and other ladies of this city, were much admired, and the well known authoress, Mrs. Ann S. S*??*?#s, was, of course, an "observed of all observers." The young ladies are either more devout or more fatigued than those mortgaged by Hy men, for tbere was not a proportional attend ance. Yet who that loves to feast the eyes on beauty could complain, for among the throng were the Misses G*****r, of Ohio; F?*b, of New York ; of Tennessee; H#***?s and H?*t, of Baltimore ; B*??m, of Philadelphia ; and N**t, of New York. It would be easier to analiie a rainbow than to describe the dresses of the married ladies, but the misses?never a miss?wore simpler, yet more becoming costumes, generally of one color, blue predominating. Many who read the "Home Journal," looked for that "Amer. ican Eagle," but it was not. Want of space obliges us to curtail our notice of this brilliant scene, and to postpone our re ply to the communication from "Seraphina." Meanwhile, we will say to certain young gen tlemen " who do not like to wet their feet, although they do their whistles," there ifl "a rod in pickle" for you The Lecture of lenator Tcombt.?We regret to differ from our friends of the Rith motid Enquirer, as to the propriety of the act of Senator Toombs in addressing a Boston audience upon the subject of slavery, and have respectifally to say to them, that it is quite as reasonable to suspect that Mr. T.'i t acceptance of the invitation so to do was de signed as a " oovert attack' ' on the position of ' Messrc. Wise and Meson, upon the subject, a* that such wai the design of the few frank remarks we took occasion to make not lorg since on the matter. Oar friends of the En quirer, on reflection, will recollect that we do not belong to the " covert" fraternity; as when we feel it to be our duty to attack any one or any thing through the Star, we do ao with heartiness of purpose which leaves no room for doubting as to what is our design. We entertain for Governor Wise and Senator Mason as kind feelings as for any gontlemen, whoever they may be, in public life. Never theless, we pin our faith to no man's sleeve on any subject, having a way of invariably think ing and speaking for our self. Believing, as wc do, that if those of the North who have something to lose by a dis solution of the Union, were thoroughly aware of the dangers into which the fanatics and demagogues in their'midst are hurrying the country, they would not be long in giving tho desired tone to publio opinion arcund them, which would make demagogueing on the sla very question a profitless business, and thus put a stop to it, for the most part we are for having their eyes opened with as little delay as possible. We really know no other such efficient means of accomplishing that object as the delivery of just such addresses as that of Mr. Toombs, by just such gentlemen, throughout the North. By so doing, no right on the part of the North to intermeddle with the institutions of the South is admitted, and no such right is strengthened. On tho con trary, those who attend them, are most impres sively taught the fact that thoy are without any such right, and that the attempt to cxer cisc it, is contrary to tho whole spirit of the Constitution, and likely to lead to dangerous consequences. While we know well that the position assumed by Messrs. Wise and Mason was taken only under the firm impression of its wisdom, we do not believe it a wii?e one. Mistakes have beon made ere this in ourpolicy, at the South. We instance tho legislation of Virginia for the expulsion of the free negroe? from herlimitf, which has proved a perfect Pan dora's box in its effects. Experience teachcs, in our poor judgment, that the true policy of the State on that subject is to permit them to re main where born, and to govern them by laws firmly executed, which shall make their pres ence useful for the development of the re sources of the State without permitting them to be so uncontroled as that their presence will be a nuisanoe. We regret sinceroly to differ from our friends of tho Enquirer on the subject on which wc comment above. Yet it is due to oui" self that wo should frankly state the fact, a* no man ha? nearer his heart the cause of the constitutional rights of the South, than the editor of the Star. Gen. Cass Yesterday Afternoon ?Friends were compelled to take turns in standing at the door of the apartments of Qen. Cas3 in the National Hotel yesterday afternoon, and until a late hour last night, to answer tho in quiries of the host of persons of all condition8 in society who called to inquire as to his situ ation. It will be safo to put down the number of those who actually wont up to the door for that purpose, at five hundred; comprising the President, members of the cabinet, foreigi. ministers, members of Congress, and strangers and citizens of all degrees; without estimating those who came into the lower apartments of I the house to learn the particulars of the sad accident. We never heforesaw so much sym pathy manifested in a Bimilar clsi, which proves how generally respected and beloved he is in the community where he has passed much of the latter portion of his life-time, and where all know him well, personally. At nightfall yesterday, his attending physi cians, Drs. Miller, Garnett, and Waring, are said to have been of opinion that his condi tion might remain critical for ten or twelve days. The quantity of blood he lost must have been very great, as hi3 light overcoat was so saturated with it to the waist, as that it was wrung from it in a stream, as it were. Gen. Cass at Noon To-day ?We are hap py to be able to say that Gen. Cass is so much better to-day, as that all apprehensions with reference to the cffect of the accident that be fel him yesterday is dispelled. He haa beon sitting up all the morning, suffering much lets than was cxpected. It -vas conceived possible that some one of the small blood vessels of his head had been ruptured, and that the concussion of the fall might, with tho rupture, produce a compres sion of the brain. HiB present condition shows that neither of these results followed the acci dent. So his physicians regard him as being already entirely out of danger. On inquiring, we learned that he had so far recovered as to have read the newspapers, as usual, this forenoon. The House Printing.?Efforts are being made to substitute the name of Francis P. Blair for that of Oran Fillet, as the Republi can candidate for the House printer. We pre sume that if they succeed the gentleman nominally supported on Monday by that party will be Mr. Francis P. Blair, jr ., of Missouri, as notwithstanding, his political tergiversation, it will be utterly impossible to induce the stiff backed Federalists, who are now of the Re publican party, to trust their interests in the hands of one who, in his day, when it was profitable for him so to be, was so staunch a Democrat as F. P. Blair, jr., was sonsidered to be. Apropos: The politicians of all parties around us are looking for the establishment of a new Republican party organ at this point, under the guidance of Col. Schouler, yf the Cincinnati Gazette, if Mr. Follett triumphs; and *of a South American, or, it may be, a quasi straight-Whig newspaper, if Mr. Farn ham should prove the successful contestant. So they go. Navy Officer* Ordered.?The following offi. cers have been ordered to the 1J. 8. Store Ship Relief, which vessel is now fitting out at New York for the purpose of carrying out storos to Brazil squadron: Lieutenant Commanding-James W. Cooke; Lieutenants?Watson tynlth, Theodore Leej Charles P. McGary, and J. P. Fyffe ; Purser Caleb J. Emery; and Passed Assistant Surgeon Charles H. Williamson. The U. S. Steamer Despatch, now at New York, has been put in commission, and wil' be attached to the Pensacola Navy Yard as a tender. Her offioers are: Lieutenant Com manding?Thomas M. Crossan ; Lieutenants? John T. Walker, George W. Young, and John J ? Corn well; Assistant Surgeon?James Laws; First Assistant Engineer?John H. Maury; Second Assistant Engineer?J. C. E. Law* rense ; Third Assistant Engineer?H. A. Ram r ?f Lwd OSmn.?A dtaMwi hMjut Vi?*<? | been Terdered by the Department of the In tesior, that Registers and Receivers are enti tied to no greater compensation for their ser vices iu any one year, than $500 as salary, and 52,500 ail commissions. Hence, fees for loca ting bounty land warrant* under the aotof 3d March, 1855, and all other acts of Congress, over and above the maximum compensation of$3,000 per annum, must be deposited to the credit of the Treasurer of the United States, and the land officers have been instructed to that effect. Naval Medical Board ?A Board of Naval Surgeons will he convened at the Naval Asy lum, Philadelphia, on the 1st day of March next, for the examination of assistant surgeons for promotions and of candidates for admis sion into the Medical Corps of the Navy. The following officers will compose the Board: President, Surgeon James M.Greene; mem bers, Surgeons Samuel Barringten and John M. Foltz, and passed assistant surgeon Joseph Wilson jr. The New Quarters ?We mentioned a day or two since, that the apartments of the United States Courts in New York oity had recently been changed, with the consent of the Inte rior Department. We learn, subsequently, that a saving of some $11,000 per annum in differ ence of rent has been effected, while the new chambers are in all respects more convenient than the others. Appointed.?We hear that the Doorkeeper of the House has appointed Mr. Alexander Spcnce, of North Carolina, to a messongcrship vice Lcroy M. Taylor, of Michigan, removed. Salary$1,200 per annum. A Navy Officer Bosigned.?Lieut. Madison Hush, U. S. N., has resigned. The Current Operations of the Treasury Department ?On yesterday, Sthof February, there woro of Treasury Warrants entered on the Looks of the Department? For the Treasury Department... \$0fi6,441 7? For the Interior Department 23,125 52 For Customs 21,878 02 War Warrants received and en tered 58,100 84 War repay warrants received and ?nterod 23,119 59 On account of the Navy 94,757 30 From miscellaneous sources 228 87 PEBSOIAL .... Hon. James Brocks, of the New York Express, has purchased a house on Fifth Ave nue, corner of Thirty-fourth street, New York. . ...G. S. Morris, Esq., of Port Gibson, Miss., originated the spelendid sermon of the text of " he played upon a harp of a thousand strings." .... Chauncy C. Burr, ex-parson, toe-snap per, phrenologist, mestnerizer, and organist, has bought out a Know Nothing paper in Watertown, New York ....Francis Anbury was the first Meth<>dist Bishop in America, and travellod on horsebaok through his diooese, which oxtended from Maine to Georgia. .... PoLtiac, the leader of the consolidated Indian tribes east of the Missistippi, in their last struggle against the whites, was assassi nated in lrtt>9 by an Indian, who received a keg of whiskey for the bloody a*:t. His body was interred under the limostone bluff on which rises the city of St. Lous. .... Sheriff Drewry, of Norfolk county, Va , was shot at by an insolent negro, who he over hauled on the road last Saturday night, For tunately the charge was only shot, and the wound is doing well. The negro escaped, but has since been arrested. ....Hon. Robert Toombs, of Georgia, de clining to receive any eompen'ation for his lecture at Boston, the commit.ee, at his re quest that the amount should be given to a society for aiding emigrants, have paid over the sum of one hundred dollara to the German Emigrant Aid Society of that city. ....Professor Reed, of Edinburgh, who has distinguished himself by his investigations into the principles of ventilation, it now in this country Those who have given any attention to this subject, are aware tuat he was employed in planning the method of ventilating the new houses of Parliament in London. ....The Boon Children have lately met with an unlucky turn of fortune. The person who made the engagements for them, aDd oth erwise attended to the business part of their exhibition, has disappeared, and with him ha\e gone all their earnings, leaving them in astato of utter destitution .... Mrs. Elisabeth McUinneis, of Montour county. Pa., has obtained a verdict of five hundred dollars agiin't Messrs. Horton A Kapp, for damages sustained by the loss of her husband, who was killed by jumping from the stage whilst the horses were running off. The accident happened about two years since. .... Mrs. Catherine Ritter, who will be one hundred and six years of age on the 18th inst , has just filed an affidavit before Levi S. Rus sell, Esq., of Savanah, Ga., in a very import ant pension case now pending. The old lady, although enfeebled in b<>dy, retains her mental faculties in an eminent degree. She resides in Bryan county. THF. ANNUAL MISSIONARY COL lection will be taken up to morrow In the McKendree Chapel. Preaching In the morn ing at II o'clock, by Rev. Johm Lanahan, P. E In the even'ng at 7 o'clock, by Rev. H.Clat Diax, Chaplain U. S. Senate. The public are Invited to attend. feb 9 ,SERMON ON THE JUDGMENT ? BAPTISM ?The R*v. Dr. Tbisdalb will preach to-morrow morning on a "Future General Judgment," In the new Baptist Church, lDth street. The ordinance of Baptism will be adinlslslercd in this Church at night. feb 9 ?-^^TUE FOURTH SERMON BEFORE the Young Men's Christian Assrciation, will be delivered ti morrow night, at 7 o'clock, in the Methodist Church on 9th street,by Rev. P. Light Wilsow. Subject: "-The neeessityrfa revelation." feb 9-lt* REV. JOHN A GERE. OF BALTI more, will preach at the Capitol Hill M. I?. Church to-morrow (Sabbath) the 10th imitant, atllo^clock^ _ _ feb 9-lt* K ^^TEMPERANCE NOTICE ?MR. VCS FKISTER, ytown as the Ohio Self Sharpentr, will lecture pa the Evils of Intemper ance, (weather permlttfcg) at Temperance Hall, E street to morrow afternoon, at 3 o'clock. The public are respectfullv Invited to attend. By order of the President of the Society, feo 9-lt? JNO. JOHNSTON, gee. fc" ^^NOTICE ?THE ANNUAL MEET ?vZSX lng of the members of the Merchants' Exchange Association of Washington and George town will be held at their Room, comer Fa. ave nue and 10th street, on TUESDAY EVENING, tbe 12th Instant, at 7 o'clock, when an an election will take placl for officers and a board of directors. fej} 9-3t ljfr-~^THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE Washington and Mount Ver?en Steam boat Company will be held over G. W. Parker's store, on FRIDAY, February 8th, at 11 o'elock a. m. Directors will be elected, and the yearly business laid before the meeting ? THOS. PARKER, President, feb 9?eo3t (Alex. Gaiette) t-35?TllE REGULAR MONTHLY MEBT lng of the Georgetown Democratic As sociation, for the transaction of business, will be held at Forrest Hall on MONDAY EVENING next, the 11th Instant, at 7k o'clock. feb9?>t ROBT OOLD, President. I. O. O. F ?THE members of Friend ship Lodge No 12 are requested to meet at ?? their kail TO-MOR ROW (Sunday) AFTERNOON, at 1 o'clock, for the purpose of attending the funeral of our late brother Ubiah Hbatxb. Members of sister Lodges are fraternally Invited to attend RAM'LE. DOUGLASS, Sec. leb 9-lf VALIllTiniS. v A large assortment of Comic and Sentiment al Valentlnee for sale low, by B. S. LUNDY feb 9 1M Bridge street, ?rk?t LIST OF LETTERS Rtmaintng intk* P#i? Ofl?, Wasktmgttn, D C.t February 9, 1836. [Ordered to be advertised in the " Er*nittg ?'?*," a-rotable to the following section of the I tot Office Law?It being the newspaper having the largest circulation of any daily paper pub