Newspaper of Evening Star, February 19, 1856, Page 2

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EVENING STAR. VA8HIIGT0I CITT: TUESDAY Febraary 19, IMS. pT Advertieemei^ should be banded in by U ?'dock, m., otharwtee they nay not appear until the next day. ipr AexNTS TO* TBI Stab.?Tbe fallowing tunid persons are authorised to ooatract for the publication of advertisements In Tl> St a m : PktUdslpkta?V B Palmmm, northwest oOf ?r of Fifth and Chestnut streets ? - - JVsw York?~3. M. Pittiawu. * C*-) Naaaan Botton?V B. Pai.mbb, Scollay's Building. Job Phxtima.?Ow frlendi ud patrons an notified that we are now prepared to execute every kind of Job PaiSTtJie with deapatch and In the beat nairner, at priees aa low as In any oder ofloe ia Washington. Job Prlntara arealso settled that we are prepared to do every descrip tion ot piaaa-work that can be executed on double cylinder and Adams' power-prosaaa. So, alao, baa the Star oOce a Book Bindery conneated with it, equal in ita capacity to torn out book binding ef ail descrlpttiona to any other in the District of Colombia SPIRIT OF THE MOBBING PRESS Tbe Intelligencer is devoted to news, liter-' ature, and science, to- day. The Union says of the President's message, sent in yesterday afternoon, in answer to the Senate's resolution asking information with reference to the state of affairs in Kansas: " Oar readers cannot fail to perase with in terest the documents communicated to the Senate yesterday by the President in answer to a eali from that body for information. They afford the most emphatic contradiction to the violent charges of the abolition journals on the ?abject of the President's proclamation. It now appears that not only was that proclama tion called for by general considerations of public duty, but was- earnestly requested by Col. Lane and Dr. Robinson, the responsible leaders of the revolutionary organization at Lawrence. Nay, by another letter to the President, the same gentlemen " respectfully demand" that the troops of the United States be employed for their protection. We trust that they and their friends will now cease from efforts to provoke civil war, and that all par ties, within and without the Territory, will be emulous to manifest their common obedience to the law of the land. Although, as appears from these documents, orders have been given to Col. Sumner and Major Cooke to act if ne caesity requires it, we confidently believe that no such necessity will oocur, and that we shall now see in Kansas the same peaceful and tranquil prosperity which exista in the aister Territory ef Nebraska.*1 WASHINGTON NEWS AND GOSSIP. Tfeo Committee on Commarce.?To this committee is usually consigned all questions connected with the regulation of internal and sea-ward commerce, cxcept in the matter of duties on imports. It bas also c>me to be the originator of the internal improvement (rivers and harbors) bills?it being claimed by the advocates of such legislation that the power of the General Government to make river' navigable above tide-water, to construct lake harbors, A<3., comes as an incident of the power to regulate and proteot commerce, Ac. 60 great has our oceanic commerce oomo to be however, as that the legitimate duties of this oommitUe are at this time second in public importance only to those of the Ways and Means. Speaker Banks has strictly carried out, on behalf of the new Republican organi sation, the bargain originally made in 1S48 between Benj. F. Butler, on behalf of the sore-headed Democrats who would not support Caaa, and Joaeph L. White, on behalf of the Wbigs who would not "go" Taylor. This bargain, which was conoluded on the way be tween New York city and Buffalo as the two distinguished leaders were journeying te the Free Soil convention that nominated Martin Van Buren and Charles Francis Adams, pledged the Whig portion of the Free Soij party to abandon the Whig conservatives, if the disappointed and therefore disgruntled Democrats would place in their common plat form the time-honored federal doctrine of in ternal improvements by the General Govern ment. We know that this bargain was duly made by the two distinguished leaders named above, and that it was consummated subse quently at Buffalo, and afterwards in the election of '48. The Republican party being heir to what was left of the Buffalo Free Soil organisation, Speaker Banks has made an intern al-improvement-by-the-general-govern ment-committee up to the hub?as he has made an ultra protectionist Committee of Ways and Means. Mr. Flihu B. Washburne, of 111., who is now serving his second term in the House, is the chairman of the committee under review. He is a Republican of as ultra type as any other in the Hall. His transition to that party from Seward Whigery, was of course natural and easy. The public may rely on't that no scheme for spending money in clean ing out creeks and rivers, constructing docks, Ao., above tide water, can be started, which will shock tho nerves of his constitutionalism. Ha ia a man of energy, activity, and business talents, and there is no more industrious gen tleman in the Hall. We do not regard him as one of the prominent debaters of the cham ber ; yet he is always sufficiently ready in de fence of his points Mr. Wade, of Ohio, has been four years a member, lie is the gentleman who wrote the letter about his colleague, Mr Campbell. So far, be has merely distinguished himself by' the ultraism of bis political abolitionism, which is cut im all respects closely after the lasb-and-ebains style of that of his colleague, the venerable Joshua. He will support any scheme whatever for the expenditure of the public money on internal harbors and rivers, ?provided not a dollar of it ia proposed to be expended south of Mason and Dixon's line We will not vouch that his propensity for the internal improvement doctrine will carry him to the extent of sustainfeg its applica tions outride of the non-slaveholding States. He attend? sufficiently to all business devolv. ing on him. and makes no pretensions to ora torical ability. | Mr. Millson, of Virginia, number three on the list of this committee, is famous for being, perhaps, the strictest constructionist in the Hall. That is, he is more prone to argue such questions; which he always does with marked ability. As an orator, bis style is neeessarily involved, because he is really a profound man where points of law are con cerned. As an abatract lawyer, be probably has no superior in the chamber. Being a yery high-toned and scrupulous gentleman, as wall aa strictly conscientious in the dia cbarge of bis publie duties, he possesses a vary large share of the confidence of the House without distinction of party Mr McQueen, of South Carolina, he^ served two terms in Congress. He ia industrious and fxeeadingty liked by tboee who know him . - ' ? 1 11 well. Though rather imp?tiloai, he rarely addressed the Hooh, exoept upon business committed directly to hia oar*. Of course hi U a strict constructionist of the strictest Mot. Ho ia a member of the ultra State rights divi aioo of " the party" in hia Stat*. Mr. Tjaon, of Pennsylvania, ia a restora tion-of-the-Missouri-Compromise Know Noth ing. He aupported Mr. Banka ateadilj, and will doubtleaa rote with the Republicans on all slavery questions, though he does not pro feaa to be of that party Upon internal im provements questions, we faney that hia views will not be found to differ from those of hia chairman. There ia no telling yet whether he i? or is not about to make an effective member, as he has made no move that has afforded us an opportunity to criticise hia abilitiea. Mr. Kennett, of Missouri, ia an American party man, late a Whig. He defoated Thoa. H. Benton, on the slavery queatioo: ao he is ultra against Republican partyism. He comes to Washington with a great reputation as a lawyer; as a parliamentary orator, however, he has not yet exhibited his mettle. On the internal improvements question, we expect to find him quite as ready to recommend smash ing appropriations as any other gentleman on the committee. Mr. Pelton, of New York, represents the lower warda of the Empire city. He was elected as a National Know Nothing, disap proving tho repeal of the Missouri compromise. He has since cut tke company of the Nationals and joined the Republicans with bag and bag gage. Of course, he will go all lengths for internal improvements. He is a lawyer by profession, but as yet has not exhibited to the House the style of his oratory and legislative attainments, on which he was selected to take care of the vast interests of his city and State, so completely locked upas those interests are, in the keeping of the Commerce Committee. Mr. Comins, ot Mas s., late a whig, was elected on the anti-Irish and anti-Catholic issues. That is, as a Know Nothing proper. He, however, went against that party in the last gubernatorial election?joining the Re publican party, of which he is now a very adroit member. On the Internal improvements question he will doubtless "go the entire swine." As yet, he has not addressed the House or been prominent in the transaction of business. Mr. Eustis, of Louisiana, late a Whig, was elected as an anti-Catholic-proscribing Know Nothing. In the course of the contest for the Speakership he frequently addressed the House; always on the Catholic question, upon which he holds views which are written down as being treasonable to the party at the North, where Know Nothingism is popular, because the Irish aro Catholics He is evi dently a fair debater, though one of the youngest members of the House. From his oratory, we judgo that his forensic training had been extensive. Upon the internal im provements question we look forward to find ing him 11 going the entire;" as all Whig members from his Stato for the last fifteen years have been ultra internal improvements men. However, as he cannot fail to act heartily with the Democrats on the Kansas question, and as he is also heartily with them on the religious test branch of the Know Nothing issue, we shall by no means be surprised to find him returning to his con stituents at the end of the session an avowed member of the Democratic party. Nous ver r<rn.i. Didn't get a single Sop.?Why dun'tsome hody connected with the House throw to our talented, truthful, and engenuous neighbor a bone. We beseech some one, for the love of mercy, to do so; for its "sufferings it in tolerable" over the result of the contest for a House printer. Those who manage it who were daft before-are now rabid. As run-mad, as ever canines were in August They are getting up all concievable hearsay stories, attributing to Mr. Wendell partnerships with Tom, Dick, and Harry, in his printing con tract with the House. Mr. W. is now in New ^ork, and, of course, cannot in person contra dict the roorbacks told in its waitings over the fact that it didn't manage to get a single tug at 'nary teat. At his request, and giving him as our author ity for so doing, some days ago we contra dicted the Organ's allegation that he has partners or a partner in the House printing, which is positively false. He also authorised us to say, if we thought the game worth the candle, that in the course of the contest he was offered the Organ newspaper, its mate rial, business, stock in trade, and the influence of those concerned in it in obtaining for him the House printing fer twenty thousand dol lars; which bargain he respectfully declined, having no use whatever for the Organ news paper, and no confidence whatever in the no tion that those concerned in it were able to in fluence a single member's vote for a printer. To show the party making this proposition to him hU estimate of the value of the influence, (which was proposed to be set down as being worth f 10,000!) he offered to gire to the pro prietors of the Organ $1,000 cash for every vote they or either of them would receive for House printer, without any equivalent what ever. He did that thing, knowing well that no member of the House would touch our talented, truthful, and ingenuous neighbor with a forty-foot pole in the matter of electing a printer. We relate this affair, as authorised by Mr. Wendell, that the public may comprehend why it is that our talented, truthful and in genuous neighbor is just now so busily en gaged in snapping (with absurd stories) at the House, its officers, the House printer, Ac., Ac It has gone mad over its personal disappoint ment?that's all fCOXJfUJflCATEO. The "Organ" and Ireland ?Mr. Editor: The impunity with which the Organ of this city daily maligns the people of Ireland, has induced me to solicit a place in your columns for the following extract and its prompt refu tation. In the number of that paper for the 7th inst., I find this calumny under the edi torial head : T?a Wicked Common Schools.?The Free Juarn*1 ,or*an of th? Most Reverend chbishop) never lets slip an opportunity for Tand P? ? " Knglan-V' and " New Eng " Th?? ?? >>?d? iu .0 b* the " w JoirtM M?tth?wl ' ?fl? thb fashion ? . - "aw BAVIN TRAOKDV o estatttun tn Connecticut?A New Ra formation, and it, Proto-martvr? There are probably more murder, and . sassinations, and throat-cuttin^, in t'hl P "i portion of Ireland, in one week th.n ??. P. ?? New England, in proportion to popaUUon from one year's end to the other. Judged the same rule, the Journal applies to Protest antism here, Romanism in the Old Conntrv must be infinitely worse than even " Wake manism" Such are the ethics of " Americanism," par excellence. Notr for the fects in regard to the most "Ptpti portion of Ireland." Ia late files of the Dublin Freeman Journal I find this statement: "Cork avn its MioiSTaans.?The As sistant Barrister for the East Riding of Cork, has, within the past week, been presented with the ( white gloves,' which are the nsnal thank-offering from a Sheriff to a Jadge* when the eriminal ealendar of the Court is a blank. In the ease of the East-Riding there was not a single cafe for ite trial?great or small?not even a patty larceny case." ? All the Judges in Ireland are Protestants of the high Tory school. Yet, sir, the landlord class, the Know Noth ings of Ireland, with whom their brother! on this aide the Atlantic sympathise, refute to reduce the police foroe and relieve the coun try of ?3,000 annual burden. In no country in the world could auch a circumstance pre sent itself. The county of Cork is the largest and most Catholic, or " popish," in Ireland, containing oyer kalf a million of people ; and here, after six months?for the assizes are only held twice a year for the trial of crimi" nal cases?not one of any kind whatever is found upon the calendar! With the contro versy between the editor of the New York Freeman's Joutnal and him of the Organ, on religious topics, I have nothing to do?both gentlemen being natives of the New England States, and better qualified to decide upon their moral condition than upon that of Irc land; with this difference, however, that the former (Mr. Macmaster) is a convert from the Protestant to the Catholic Chureh?the latter being on the opposite side. Hibkrxiccs. H. 0.?Before Mr. Banks's election H. G., who writes " Editorial Correspondence" from this city for the New York Tribune (and whom some people suppose to be Horace Greeley, Esq , whereas H. G. only means 44 High Governor" of the Republican party) used the plural pronoun 44 We" in his unful filled prophecies. 44 We" shall elect to-mor row." 41 We" shall do thus and thus. Since ~Ir. Banks's election H. G. is deci dedly a singular -person. In his despatch of 13th inst., announoing the election of Printer to the House, whioh he has condescendingly taken under his especial charge, H. G. writes thus: 4 kThe Republicans finding it impracticable to concentrate a majority vote on Mr. Follott or anyone else to-day, per mitted Mr. Wen dell to be chosen. ?*#*?/ might haw held <ut a little longer. * ? # * Had there been a prospect of electing any good Republican, I would have held out." 41 Who killed Cock Robin ? I, says the 9par'ow, With my bow and arrow, I killed Cock Robin." 41 The Republicans, finding it impracticable to concentrate a majority vote on Mr. Follett, or any one else to-day, permitted Mr. Wen dell to be chosen.?Horace Greeley'i Letters to Tribute When we found that we rouldn't, We resolved that we wouldn't; When we could not prevent it, Oh |?ord ' how we went it. The House Binding.?Last evening at a special meeting of the House printing com mittee?Messrs. Nicholls, Cragin. and Flagler ?Mr. J. L. Williams of the Toledo (Ohio) Blade?n?Republican party or Freesoil pa per?was duly elected to execute the book binding of the House for the Thirty-fourth (this) Congress. There were a legion of can didates?perhaps twenty aspirants in all. It seems to be understood that Mr. Follett (who wasn't elected House printer) is to have some interest in the contract with Mr. Williams. Our talented, truthful and ingenuous neigh bor, a day or two sinne, personally offered for the work, proposing to underbid the late con tractors. It seems that dodge din't work. For God's sake, somebody throw our neighbor a bone! The Kansas Debate opened to-day in the House with an able and earnest speech from Mr. Phelps, in explanation and defence of the people in Missouri in connection with Kansas affairs; showing that all the outrages that have taken place in Kansas are the legitimate fruits of the efforts of the Abolitionists of dis tant States to interfere in the concerns of the Territory so as to operate on the institution of slavery in Missouri. He was replied to by Mr. Washburn, of Maine, who claimed that what the committee proposed to do was only what the House, through its election committee, had repeatedly done before. The Extra.?The Committee of Claims have decided to report in favor of allowing Judge Nicholson, of the Union, the twenty percent, extra on the printing of the last House, disal lowed by the accounting officers. Army Officers Resigned.?Brevet Captain Edward 0. Boynton, First Lieutenant First Artillery, to take effeot February 16, 1850. First Lieutenant Jefferson H. Nones, Seoond Aitillery, to take effect March 12, 1856. List of Patents, issued from the United States' Patent Office for the week ending February 19, 1850?each bearing that date: Edward F. Berry, of Hudson, N H.-For improvement in machines for sowing seed broadcast. Sherburne C. Blodgett, of Philadelphia, Pa.?For improvement in forks_ Henry A. Brown and Jas. Wiley, of Brook lyn, N. Y ?For improved fountain pen. W&llis and George Bull, of Tonawanda, Pa. For improvement in maohines for sawing marble. Abner Burnham. of Albany, N. Y.?For improvement in cooking stoves. Geo. H. Corliss and Elisha Harris, of Prov idence, R. I.?For improvement in rolling metal. Geo H. Corliss and Elisha Harris, of Provi idence, R. 1.?For improvement in forging thimbles. Jno. B. Cornell, of New York. N. Y?For improment in vault coven. Marcus M Cass, and Lawson R. Bigelow, of Watkins, N Y.?For improved grapple for raising stone. Seth P. Chapin, of New York, N. Y.?For improvement in sewing guides. Stephen Gorsuch, of Altoona, Pa.?For im provement in seeding machines. John Johnson, of Troy, N. Y.?For improve ment in power looms. Francis Jos. Klein, of New York, N. Y ?For flexible pen-holder. Abraham, Eira, and Chas. Marquiss, of Monticello, 111., and Chas. Emerson, of De catur, 111?For improvement in the mole of draining ploughs. James B. Mell, of Riceboro, Ga.?For im provement in ploughs. John H Palmer, of Elmira, N. Y.?For ma chine for tenoning window blinds. Miehael Phelan, of New York, N. Y.?For improvement in billiard and table cushions. Charles 8. Pitman, of Swampscot, Mass.? For improved mode of applying shafts to axles. Rensselaer Reynolds, of Stockport, N. Y.? Fer improvement in temples for looms. F. Roesler, of New York, N Y ?For im provement in the eoastruetior of pessaries. Jos. Smith, of Sunbury, O.?For improve ment in hubs for carriages James F Starrett, of New York, N. Y.? For machine for printing from engraved plates. Philip Scrag and W. J. Von Kammerhue ber, of Washington, D. C.?For improvement in maekinee for sawing marble in obelisk form. Mm* B South wick, of ths Parish of St. HI i?ire. Canada ?For improvement in machines for preparing ??jf?Uble? for preservation. Patented in EnglancTSept. 15, 1853. Russel Wifcdman, of Charlestown, Mass.? 1 For improvement in furnaoas for heating sings for the use of batters, tailors, and others. George W. Livermore, of Caabridgeport, Mass., assignor to the Livermore Manufactur ing Company, of Boston, Mas*?For improved stare machine. Hamilton L. Smith, of Gambier, Ohio, as rignor to William Neff and Peter Neff, Jr , of Cincinnati, Ohio ?For photographic pictures on japanned surfaces. Re-tsjuis?Win. Apperly, of New York, N. T ?For ticket register for railroad cars, Ac. Patented May 1,1865. John H Manny, of RockfoTd, 111., assignor to Peter H. Watson, of Washington, D C ? For improvement in harvesting machines. Patented Ootcber 17, 1354. Ante-dated June 15, 1854. Additional Improvement ?J. F. Mascher, of Philadelphia, Pa.?For improvement in da guerreotype oases. Patented March 9,1853. Design.?Wm. T. Coggeshall, of Fall River, Mass.?For design for parlor stoves. The Currant Operations of the Treasury Department.?On yesterday, 18th February, there were of Treasury W arrants entered on the books of the Department? For the redemption of Stooks.... SI,168 34 For the Treasury Department... 694 14 For Customs.... 3,344 77 For the Interior Department 69 00 War Warrants received and en tered 869 44 War repay warrants received and entered 1,017 56 From miscellaneous sources 289 73 On account of the Navy 80,000 00 CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS. In the Senate, yesterday, after we went to press, the debate on the pending resolution of inquiry of Mr. Jonos, of Tenn., for the charges, Ac., on which the recent Naval Reform Board acted, was continued by Messrs. Toucey, Hale, Jones of Tenn., and Fessenden, and was then postponed until 1 p. m. to-day. A message was received from the President of the United States, by Sidney Webster, Esq.,

his private secretary, transmitting a report of the Seoretary of State, and aocompanying doouments, in answer to the resolution of the Senate, of the 4th inst., calling for oopies of the laws and journals of the Legislative As sembly of the Territory of Kansas, and of any correspondence which may have taken place between the Governor of that Territory and the officers of the General Government in re lation to disturbances in that Territory. The documents were read at length, con sisting of letters from Governor Reeder to Mr. Marcy. defending himself against the charges of having been concerned in the pur chase of Kansas half-breed reservations and other speculations in the public lands of said Territory ; also, several communications from Governor Shannon to the President, detailing the disturbances which have taken plaoe at the town of Lawrence, Ac. The reading having been concluded, Mr. Toucey expressed his warm approval of the oourse which had beon pursued by the Executive in relation to the disturbances in Kansas, and hoped his position would receive the support of every friend of the Constitution and tho Inws. Mr. WilBon said that the correspondence which had been read totally misrepresented the state of affairs in Kansas. He believed that the elections had been carried by the aid of "border ruffians" from the State of Mis souri, at tho point of the bawie-knife, and in dulged in severe denunciations of those who favored the policy of making Kansas a slave State. Before he had concluded he gave wa7 to a motion to adjourn ; and accordingly the Senate adjourned. In the House, the printing committee's resolution, directing 30,000 copies of the me* chanical report of the Patent Office to be printed for the use of the members, and 10,000 for the use of tho Patent Office bureau was amended, on motion of Mr. Haven, by strik ing out 30,000 and inserting in lieu thereof 50.000 Mr. Harris, of 111 , presented the petition of P. E. Foulke, contesting the seat of the rep resentative of the Eighth District of Illinois, and that of L. J S. Turney, contesting the seat of the member from the Ninth District (Mr. S S. Marshall) of the same State ; both of which were referred to the Committee on Elections. Mr. Gidding? presented the petition of R. L. B Clarke, contesting the seat of Mr. A. Hall of Iowa ; same reference. Mr Grow submitted the following resolu tion ; which was agreed to : Kfsolved, That the President of the United | States be requested, if not incompatible with the public interest, to transmit to this House the laws of tho Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Kansas, and all the exeeutive pro ceedings and correspondence of the Governor of said Territory, or copies thereof. Various bills were introduced by many mem beis, and appropriately referred. Mr. Jones, of Tenn . asked consent to intro duce a bill to amend the act in addition to certain acts granting bounty lands to certain officers and soldiers who have been engaged in the military service of the United States, ap proved March 3, 1855. He briefly explained that the bill simply proposed to repeal so much of the third section of the act of 1853 as required claimants to establish their right to its benefit by reoord evidence. There being no objection, the bill was read three times and passed. On motion of Mr. Campbell, of Ohio, a reso lution was passed authorising the Ways and Means Committee to employ a clerk at $1,800 per annum. ^ Mr. Kenneft, after a personal explanation withdrew the name of the Rev. Mr. Cummins, of this city, from the list of candidates for the ttouee chaplaincy. Shortly afterwards they adjourned. Proceedings ef Te-Day. In the 8enate, to-day, the morning hour, up to the time at which we went to prezs, was devoted, for the most part, to the presenta tion of petitions, (principally from retired naval officers,) resolutions, Ao., none of which were of public importance. In the oourse of these transactions, the House bill to amend the bounty land bill of Marsh 3,1855, by adding a clause allowing Sarol testimony of service where record evi ence is now required, was taken up. Mr. Brodhead moved to lay it on the table until to-morrow, with the view then to take it up and pass it without a reference. Mr Stuart opposed this motion urging the reference of the bill. In the House, Mr. Hickman reported, from the elections committee, a resolution to em power that committee to send to Kansas for persons and papers, to be used as testimony in the Kansas oontested elaetion case. Mr. Phelps addressed tha House at some length upon this resolution, in defenoe of the conduct of the people of Missouri in connex ion with Kansas affairs. Mr Washburn, of Me., replied at length to Mr. P , contending that Gov. Reeder oould not find magistrates in the territory before whom to take testimony, and had been re fused copies of papers he conceived necessary to make eut his ease. Toe Pacific.?The telegraph yesterday brought news that Mr. Campbell, a young gentleman from Halifax, now in Liverpool, had written to Messrs. Murdoek A Co , of Hali fax, as follows Liverpool, Jan. 28.?The weather has been very severe during the past week. The steamer Pacific was obliged to put into Shan non river on her way out of the channel, and the Royal Charter, an Australian steamer, was forced to put back to Plymouth. The Shannon is on the west coast of Ireland, some eighty miles above Capo Clear, and the Pacific may have put barl there, but we see no reason for such a hope, without some con firmation of it from other sources. It is unac countablo, in these days of reporters and news agents, that a private letter should alone ?bring this news. Ts* Ici From oof eiehanfei. it appears that th* Ntv England porta are the, only onae op?*. Sun Laks Michigan iiuid to be completely froMn ovsr from on* aid* to tha other, u with tk? beat glasses from sithcr aid* of the Lake the clear water cannot be ?era. This baa never occurred before within memory. New York it deprived of her coast highway, Long laland Sound. Witb the exception of a ?pace opposite New Haven, the sound is closed up by ice from the Narrows to Oreenport, whieh haa not been the case since the revolu tionary war Philadelphia remains blockaded. There is no indication of an opening in the icy masa of the Schuylkill, and that portioa of the ehaa nel of the Delaware which ie directly in front of the centre of the city, is all that is open continuously of the river this side of League Island. Throngs of skaters and others may be seen daily upon both river*, and the live liest scenes are to be witneseed on the ice Baltimore haxbor is covered with ice from twelve to fifteen inches thick. The steamer Relief continues at work, and a strong force is at work, getting the Cromwell steamers up to the city. Even the moat Southern porta are filled with ioe, and it is said by the oldeat settlers that such severely cold weather has never been ex perienced in Florida until this winter. Capt. Bontes De Oca informs the Tampa Pen insu lar, that sharks have been frosen to death during the late oold spell, in Chailotte Harbor. Sueh an event has not transpired. to his knowledge, for the last thirty-fivo years. A Beii'tifcl Complexion may easily be acquired by uaing the "Balm of a Thousand Flowers.'''' It will remove tan, pimples, and freclles from the akin, leaving it of a aoft and roseate hue. Wet a towel, pour on two or three drops, and wash the face night and morn ing. For sale at Shillington's, agent for Wash ington, and all druggists. GEORGETOWN CORRESPOND 'ENCE.?A sufficient answer to "Spec tator" of yesterday Is that the Hoa. H. Marshall, of Kentucky, suggested the Invitation to the Hon. Mr. Campbell, of Ohie, to speak at Forrest Hall; and if''Spectator" had heard the Bon. Mr. C.'a strong Union speech there he would not have classed him with Mr. Glddings He will, how ever. have another onportunlty of hearing hint in our town on Saturday night next, which we would advise him to avail himself of, so that be may write uudt rstandingly about that honorable gentleman If to have three members from stlave States and one from a Free State be Abolition, the Committee plead guilty. The Know Nothing party of Georgetown is composed neither of Fire Eaters of the South nor Abolitionists of the North, but of Americans, desirous of perpetuating the Union of the States. COMMITTEE OF ARRANGEMENTS. Gioksitowh, D. C., Feb 19,1856. feb 19-it ' v A yMASONIC NOTICE ?WASHINGTON xBf Centenlal Lodge No. 14.?Brothers, yeu ^^^^are hereby notified to meet at Masonic Lodge Room, corner 9th and D streets, on WED NESDAY, the 20th instant, at 2 o'clock, to assist in paying fnnetal honors to our d^eased brother, Right Worshipful Past Grand Master Robert Kitworth. By order of W H. FAULKNER, _feb lS-lt* W Master No. 14. .MASONIC FUNERAL?The mem bers of Lebanon Lodge No. 7 Free and Accepted Masons, are notified to attend the fune ral or brother Robxet Kxtwoxth, Fast Grand Master of the G. L. of the District, and Honorarv Member of No. 7, on WEDNESDAY, at 2* o'clock, at the hall, corner 9th and D atreets. All Masons In the District are Invited to attend feb 19-It WM. J RHEES.W M. ? U NATIONAL GUARD.?YOU ARE here ? Ibr notified to meet at yonr Armory on FRI J| n DAY MORNING next, the 2?d instant, at 9 ill Ja?o'clock precisely. In fUll uniform, with overcoat and pompon, for parade. Roll call pre cisely at 9K o'clock. Meet for dr I rill, Ac., on WEDNESDAY EVEN ING. By order of Captain Tait : feb lU-3t C R. BISHOP. O 8 >NOTICE ?ALL PERSONS HOLD ing tickets for the Ball of the Washing ton Highlanders for the benefit of the poor, ass requested to return them or the amount of money they can contribute as soon as powible by com municating to Capt. BAIN,4hQ Massachusetts av enue. or Patent Office. Tie members of the Company are requested to meet at the armory on THUR 96 AY EVENING as business of importance will be brought k>efore them. By order of Capt. Barn . feb 18-3t* A LECTURE WILL BE DELIV ered at Forrest Hall, Georgetown, on TUESDAY EVENING. Feb 19th, at 8 o'clock, by the Washington Bloomer, M. D. Tickets 23 sen la?to be had at the door. feb l?-3t* ,THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE _ Washington and Mount Vernen Steam boat Company will be held over George A Thomas Parker'a store, on FRIDAY, February 15th, at II o'clock a.m. Directors will be elected, and the yearly buslnees laid before the meeting THOS. PARKER, President, feb 9?eotit (Alex. Gaxette) INDIA RUBBER COMBS?At LAM MOND'S. 7th street, can be found India Rub ber, Tuck, Puff, Side, Dressing and Children's Lrag COMBS. feb II 31 THE GENTLEMAN WHO TOUR, through mistake, a CLOAK from the Presid/. on Friday evening, the IStta instant, will pL Sr-?all at Room No. 19 Poet Office Department. feb 19-If LO?*-IN THE VICINITY OF THE NA vy Department, probably ona 15th street, a pair of gold mount-" ed Spectacles, with side glasses. The tnder will be suitably rewarded by leaving them at No & Pension Office. f<bl9 jrpo BE HIKED BY THE YEAR. A COL'D [ J. woman. a good cook, washer and ironer." She has two children, and will be hired on moderate terms. Country preferred. Enquire on 13ih sU, second houte above E, No. 335 feb 19-lta SPECIAL CARD.?ATTENTION IS RE spectfullv called to the closing out sale of the splendid collection of Oil Paintings on THIS (Tuesday) EVENING, February 19th, at 7 o'clk at the saloon over Farr ham's Bookstore, corner of Pa avenue rnd 11th street. Many additions have been made to this beauti ful collection, all of which will positively be sold on this occasion without regard to price feb 19-it J. C McGUIRE, Auct. MILLINERY. Madame devos will close out her stock of MILLINERY at THE LAKES, Cl 501 Pa. atxnits, mar Adams' Erprstt during the present week, at even lens than cost prices, preparatory to the opening for the Spring Fashions. Bargains may be had. feb 1t>9t CASH PAID FOR FURNITURE. PERSONS DECLINING HOUSEKEEPING or having a surplus of Household Effects on hand, will find us prepared at all times to pur chase their entire stock. or such articles aa they may wish to dispose of Call and aee BONTZ A COOMBS. No. 360 Seventh st , bet I ai.d K. feb 19-eod JUST PUBLISHED? American Military Review Polka Cashmere Schottlsch Amy's Cottage Home Railroad Schottlsch Theee are by that popular composer Stewart Macauley, and we<ecommend them as being very pretty. Remember, at the Great Music Store of JOHN F ELLIS, feh 19 ^ 3C6 Pa. av.nue CHAFING DISHES, PLATE WARM ERS, dec. I HAVE JUST OPENED ANOTHER LOT of Block Tin Chslng Dishes, with high and low Covers, varying In sites from 10 to 30 inches, which 1 will sell at very low prices. Also, in store, Japanned Plate Warmers. Tsble Cutlery. Britannia Ware; China, Glass A Crock ery; Plated Goods: Bronte and Iron Goods; Wil low Ware; Painted Tin Goods; Brushes; Fancy Goods; Gas Fixtures, Ac. Being desirous of reducing my stock prepare tory to the receipt of my epring goods I will oft those in want of Housekeeping articles strong In ducements to buy. An examination of Goods and prices is solicited. 0. W. BOTELER. feb 19-eoCt Iron Hall. ?I. Vfk AT ODD FELLOWS' HALL. R. WIN fER'S 0 B A H D EXHIJITI01 OF CHIKICAL U * * DIORAMAS Ac ?? Milan Cathedral," with tbe eeieoratioe of Mldnlfht Mas* Funeml of Napoleon, as it ai peered in the Hcspltnl of Inval'des at Pari*, a*1h cIyBTaIInE CHROMATROPkS METOMORPHOSES,4c. A Sand of Music In attendance During the evening M?W? W ITHERS will execute a Grand Solo on the * ioMn Tickets t5 cents onl f. Exhibition commences at '% o clock fob te betu KM OT THI FA ? 011 T EI. great opera troupe, AT THE VARIETIES, itaciai Maaday Kveainf, F?h. l?th. Having just completed a most succMoful tour through tke South and W?t, will nppaar for a brief season, at tkla beautiful and comfortable Saloon, on which nocasine thev will pre?ent each lady vbitor wltk a huauUthi VALENTINE Doors open at 6# o'clock?commancing at o'clock. Admission 96 cents. fob l?-3t JOHN T. FORD, TWO FINK SHOW WINDOWS, u good as new. ?lth lay glass of the Wt qunlftv a birgain will l>e offered if applied for ?arly. ?t MOORE'S Drug Store, No. 113 Pa avenue Pint Wa?d. IXT* Balm of a Thousand Flowers for sal* as above. fob ituSt E STRAY?CASK TO THE PH. KIN ISIS of the subscriber, on the road to( Bennlng's Bridge, near Eastern Branch. a voting Buffalo Cow, marked with red and white The owner 1? requested to prove pro perty. pay charges and take her awajr. fel> l?&? F. H SMITH PINK ARTS. A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF CLASSIC ENGRAVINGS and original ETCHING by the mmt celebrated old Mastrrs, as R Lonzhl. Strange, Woollett, Rembrandt, A. Dn( rer, Mare Antonio, and others, among which are' THE AURORA,by Grino. MADONNA ST RaraaBL VENUS, by Titi**, etc. For sale at W. ADAM'S 436 Pa. aresM, three doors from it. fib IF-lw* WAS ST4ILBN TKSTERSAY ASMALL white LAP DOG. It Is entirety. white, sxoept the left ear, which is llttl< ?hadel with light tan color. Any In formation of It loft at this oAce will be fob 18 ?? P>R SALR A SUPERIOR M ILCH COW, now giving ine rich milk, will iesyj., y sold at a bargain if applied for Immedt B u lmmedl ately. Tbe owner having no further for ner. Apply at 346 I street, between 13th ?i>4 and 14th. fob PERFUMERY AND TOILET GOODS, cheap, at JOHN F. ELLIS'S. foh 16-tr IMPORTANT TO OUITARISTS.-A nary large collection of new and old standard Guitar Songs and Pieces, just received at our Music and Piano Store, 3GC Penna. avenue. fob '6 JOHN P^ELllS^ I/IOLIN CELLOS.?TWO FINE NEW IN ? strumenu tost received, and for sale low at JOHN F ELLIS'S Great Music Store, fob 16?tr Etherial oil, or spirit gas w cents per gallon CAMKHENE. or Pine Oil; Lard, Sperm and Solar Oils, for sale by J. R McGREGOR, fob 16-lw 534 Seventh WINTER CLOTHING AT COST PrORDER TO RUN OFF OUR ENTIRE stock of Heavy Clo.hing we will offer oar large and desirable stock at coat, consisting of Over coats and Talmas ; business, frock and drees Coats ; black and fanes Cawlmare Hants; Clock, cashmere and velvet Vewts white sad colored Shirts, Undershirts and Drawers, Hosiery, Ac. Our stock of boys' and yeaths' Clothing em braces every style and quality of Dram and sckaal Jackets. Roundabouts, Overcoats. Pantaloons. Vesta, Shirts, Drawers. Cape<*c , which we will sell at very low pit Also, a very large stock of Servants' Clothing. WALL A STEPHENS. Next to Iron Hall. Pa avenue, between 9th and 10th sts. fob lG-tf rTUftl ILLUSTRATED HAND-BOOS OF A Architecture, 8 vols, 8vo , with 850 illustra tions on wood, London, 1666, by James Ferguson M. R.J B A. The Earth, its Physical condition snd moct remarkable W. M. Biggins, Lon don. 1955 The Cariosities of l.ondon, by John Timbs, F. S. A , London, 1855 Dictionary or Terms in Art, by F. W. Falrholt, F. S. A , London Lecture on Architecture and Painting, by John Ruskln, London, 1855 Nineveh, Vis Ancient History and Modern Ex plorers, by IU G . Pots, London Wlunlng and Working of Collerles, by M. Dunn, second edition. 1 vol, Lo don Plattner and Muspratt on the Blowpipe, 1 vol., 6vo., London Caxton and Printing, Watt and the Stfam En gine. In 1 vol., London, 1653. I in ported from London by fobl4_ FRANCE TAYLOR TIIE OFFICIAL ARM V REGISTER, 1?56. price SO cent*, for rale in Washington by TAYLOR A MAURY, fob 15?tr Bookstore, near tth at Y MARY ANN.?JUST RECEIVED AT the Music Depot. GEO. HILBUS, fob 15 M FUHEION MUSIC, from the heat Em ropeon composers, just received at the Music Depot GEO. HILBUS, Agent. fabl5_ A VERY LARGE INVOICE OF MUSIC -a- this day received at the Music Depot fob 15 GEO HILBUS, Agent. Lost yesterday, in or about the I Hall of the House of Represealatlvea, a Poli cy of Life Insurance which had been sent oa to be executed. The large white envelope ia which it was enclosed Is addressed to the owner It is of no value whatever except to that person. The fluder will receive many thanks by leaving it at the Star ofhee, or with the Postmaster of the House of Representatives. fob 7-tf MISS MURRAY'S AMERICA.?Letters from the United States. Cuba, and Canada, by the Hon. Amelia M Murray, Si The Attache In Madrid; or, Sketches of Ae Court of Isabella II, SI The Naturalization Laws of the United Statea, SS cents Clement Loreiner, by Angus B Reach, *t<. TAYLOR A MAURY'S fob 13 Bookstore, near Th et. SEASONABLE GOODS. JOHN H SMOOT, No. 110 BRIDGE ST., Georgetown, D C., has received the following SEASONABLE GOODS: 1 case (1100 yards) perfectly undressed Shirting Cotton, maiiufactcred to order, ant caa be re commended, at IS# eta 1 case (1050 yards) undressed and extra heavy do. at ltjf cts 1 esse New York and Bates Mills dc. 5-4 bleached and brown Sheeting Cotton 10 4 and 14-4 do. do. Richardson's and Barklie'o Shirting Linens Sheeting and Pillow-case Linens Damask Table Linens, Bird's Eye A Huckaback White Brliliante, Cambrics and Plaid Muslias Plain blue, pink, buff and mode colors M ousel In de Lalnes French Worked Collars and Sets, with other Seasonable Goods. ICT Wishing to m?ke room for Sprirg Goods, every description of Winter Goods will be offered at e?ry rtdueid prict* fmr cm*k, or to prompt eas terners JOHN H. SMOOT. fob 13-tr EUREKA! THE SECRET DISCOVERED. G-ibbs's Vegetable Balsam FOR RKSTORATION OF TME HAIR. FT REMOVES SCURF AND DANDRUFF, and cures all Dlsesses of tbe Scalp The discovery of this invaluable remedy we* brought about by the ample opportunities Its in ventor has had in tbe course of twenty years' et perience of testing the vexatious and disappoint ing effects of almost every other article of the kind upon the human head, and having succeeded In producing a wash which hundreds ?f the citi zens of Washington are ready to testify as unfhli - tng in Its results, It is recommended to the public with a full coavictioo of its permanent and beaa ; effects, both as a strengthenar aad a restot tliving ef alive, while it la warranted la all oases te ?teo the hair from WMh out. For sale wholesale and retail at J. H GIBBS' Hair Dressing Establish ment. Wiilards' Hotel, aad at his Hair Manufac tory. 900 Penn avenue, between 8th end loth sts. fob 11?eolm*