Newspaper of Evening Star, January 7, 1857, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated January 7, 1857 Page 2
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EVENING STAB. W A 6 7/7 NOTON C ITT: J*,WT ?W inrtiTtwad"* tanrtv pi iirr at tb* Orrira at fvur( inM|, m , WBUWHI TUT MAT ?0T iPrUl vwrn. nm *aar i?aT. SPIRIT OF THE MORNING TRESS. The IntMigenetr makes the following im portant announcement, via: " "Wo are informed that Mr. Villiers. brother cf Lord Clarendon, has been appointed Minis tar to the United States from Great Britain, and that he is probably now on his way to this eountry . " The Union regards the approaching Wor cester (Massachusetts) Convention as treason Able. WASHINGTON NEWS AND GOSSIP Inauguration Csreraonies.?The " furs," trouble, backbiting*, and bickerings concern ing the control and management of the grand pageant to oooae off on the 4th of March next fa this city, were duly brought to a conclu sion last night, by the public meeting held in Temperance Hall, over which Mayor Magru der presided. It was called, the reader will remember, to institute necessary preliminary measures for the pageant in question ; thoee putting forth the call, holding, very properly, we think, that a national affair of so great in ac'^ importance should not be left under the direction of & Uitre local political club that h id assumed \*.g management,and had accompt* n ed that assumption?in the speeches of some of its numbers?with fierce and indiscriminate drnunciationa of all outside of their own (club) wrganization, who might dare to contest the divinity of their right so to do ; and also, with ?weeping and indiscriminate violations of par liamentary law, their own rules of order, and common decency, in their proceedings on the subject, such as characterised their meeting on Monday night la^t. The meeting last night was far from being harmonious, the spirit which characterized the Jackson Democratic Association's meeting feferred to above, having been introduced into it and let loo?e in more than one speech on the occasion. It was very properly rebuked by Messrs. Davidson, (Hou-eof Representative?,) of Louisiana, and Brown, of Mississippi, <U. 6. Senate,) both cf whom deprecated in de aervedly severe language, the sweeping im propriety of the disposition manifested to keep the aflair in tbo hands of a mere local club deriving all its real importance from the cour tesy and lavor of thrse whose proposed in- I terforerce in the matter had been so unspar ingly denounced. As before remarked, the whole trouble was settled. That is, by the result of the ballot of this meeting for a chief marshal; Col. Wni. selden having received 160 votes, to 115 given for Mr. Conelius Wen del!. As we remarked some days since, no better ?election ceuld have been made for the proper discharge of the duties for the occasion, than that of Col. Selden, and for the life of us we eann>t perceive how any other question can properly be involved in the choice of such an c&csr than that single one Col. Selden's eminent fitness for the position secured his choice, n< twithstanding the use to which many who voted for him evidently thought his name had been essayed to be put by more or less of those who, vaunting their own democracy as being worth its weight in diamonds, insist that that of the few others around them is above ?uapicion. This controversy about the chief marshal* ?hip of the approaching pageant is replete wi:n lessons, showing the worse than folly of the activeMnterference of local political clubs in affairs other than those to which they legit imately appertain. From the days of the French revolution down to the present, when not engaged in their appropriate duties, wherever they have undertaken to regulate public affairs they have done so under the guidance of specious demagogues and persons who fail to enjoy the confidence of their fel low-citiiens?of men who are successful in life only in the pestiferous calling of the small politician To us, it is a source of sincere regret that the preparations for this pageant have not been the work of the public, without distinc tion of party?the inauguration of a Chief Magistrate of the United States being a na tional affair; and toobtain for the new Admin istration, in advance, the good will of the whole public, as far as possible, being a point woi thy to be aimed at, in the judgment of most I persons cf discretion sincerely anxious for its cucccsstul management of its trusts. Washington.?The hotels of this city are again full, with few exceptions. We saw in their ball; last evening more strangers than at any previous time since the lajt days of the first session of this Congress Many of them are noted Democrats politicians, attract ed hi'her by the exultations?cahoodlings? eertain to transpire on the eve of tho inaugu. ration cf a new federal administration. The hill to remodel the tariff, however, bring* hither roort cf those around us, shrewd, wel' to do and persevering men in appcarance, all of them It is not wonderful that they flock to Wathingtcn at *uch a time in large num bers; for in tLeciue of most of them, the future of their own legitimate business is greatly in volved in the action of Congress on the sub ject mentioned above. Thia fact is sufficient to induce us not to place them in the category of those cn whom the press has so extensively oommented of late?the lobby. The lobby, proper, are simply brokers in legislation; men who, acting in no professional capacity, un dertake to engineer measures through Con gress with which tb?y have no legitimate connection ; for a consideration of course. While we feel assured that we will be una ble to recommend compliance with the per sonal ends, suggestions, recommendations, prayers (call them what one will) of any of this erowd of fairly and properly interested persons, we believe it due to the public inter est that Congress shall patiently learn what they have to say, giviDg their argur-ents a fair hearirg Though they may, of course, be expected to have their own interests imme diately in view in giving advice, they should know much of the operation of tariff on the clause* (occapa'ions) they represent, as well a- on the commerce ia the articles (foreign and d me?tic in which they trade They are not tiu dangerous men ar>und Washington, but those who are ambitious of being employed to grind their axes. fperd on Eailroadi ? We perceive that the id ?nx era ot various Northern*, as the r> <a't rf r>cent arxious inquiries into the ?ie , r i-ii.ti i of tie revenue returning |>rop?tties ot iUi.ii enterprises, have with much unanimity reported as a main cause therefor, the grtatiy increased rates of speed at which their trains have of late been running. Five years ago 20 miles per hour was tbe maximum every where for passenger trains. Now, on many reads, not only in the North but in all sec tions ol the Union, 40 miles per hour is a fair average for running their express?mail and passenger trains In the judgment of profes sional men?engineers?everywhere, to double the speed after reaching twenty miles per hour., ii to increase the cost of running the train fifty per centum- Is it not probable that on most of tbe roads formerly profitable which now fail to pay satisfactory dividends, to get rid of this extra fifty per oentam of the eost of running their most important trains would make a satisfactory chang* In the fig. ares of their annual budgets ? Fares have decreased we know, and the prices of almoet every necessary of running trains hare gone up. But on almost every road in the United States the number of passengers and the amount of freight transported have increased so that with prudent management of their business and resources, that increase will more than compensate for the lower fares and higher wages, Ac. We trust that the directors of all the railroads in the country will eoon come to some common understanding on this subject by means of a convention or something of the sort, if but for the additional safety for trav elers by rail, to grow out of an abandonment of the present break-neck speed at which ill regulated competition has caused so many roads to hurry their trains. Oone to Hew England!?The newspapers tell us that Col. Benton has sot out on another New England lecturing tour! A wag at our elbow accounts for the Colonel's present pen chant for such journeys in that direction, on the hypothesis that he goes thither to eatccd fi?h, as an atonement for his old charge that John Q. Adams traded eff Texas in old times, for codfish?for the benefit of the New England fisheries' interest! It is of no very great import ance indeed, what takes the erudite and philo logical Colonel to that quarter; provided he will improve the opportunity for paying the world-renowned Mrs Partington another such neighborly and social visit as that which must have been the key to his "C st. Xmas" disser tation; which could have been inspired by nothing conceivable, except a delightful dish of the excellent matron's bohea, enjoyed amid the charms of her erudite conversation. For our part, wo shall expect the telegraph in less than a week to announce that tho Colonel has actually "popped tho question" to tho na tion's treasure?Mrs. Partington?and been duly acccptod. That he is ravisbingly enam ored of her stylo, is apparent in every point made iu the now never-to-be-forgotten "C st. Xmas'' dissertation. All the wcrld know that that is next to being enamored with the good lady herself. Under such circumstances, who will be surprised to learn shortly by telegraph, as the very latest and most authentic about the Colonel at tbe North, that ho has been duly "accepted'" by that literary light of these latter times of ours ? The Great danger to the South ?Tho Richmond Ewjuirer, in the course of a recent and able articlo upon the condition and future of the South, after showing that agriculture being the well-nigh exclusive occupation of the most of her people, and her institutions being eminently conservative, the probability is that her prosperity and status will outlive that of the North ; as history proves that com mercial and manufacturing States are much more apt to sutler changes and declinations from their positive and relative power?adds: "The only danger which the South has reason to apprehend, is, that in consequonce of an accidental combination of circumstances, it may lose its equality of political power in tbe confederacy, be reduced to a sort of de pendence upon the North, and, by an iniquitous policy of legislation, be despoiled of its advan tages and restricted in its development. It is, then, of the last consequence to the welfare of the South, that it maintain its equality of power in the Union, so as to protect ite rights, and prevent any unjust discrimination against its interests in the action of the Federal Gov ernment. But this result can be accomplished in only one way ; and that is by insisting on fkt t*%itimute expansion of the institutiont of the South. W o must keep a self-protecting power in our own hands, ana to that end must demand equality of representation in the Sen ate. Let the people of the South, as the last oxpedient for the preservation of the Union, rally upon the principle of an extension of the pro-slavery power part passu with the ag grandizement of the power of the anti-slavery states It is our right under the constitution, and our right outside of the constitution in virtue of the necessities of self-protection. Liberated from the illegal restrictions and un just operation of the Federal Government, and left free in the development of its splendid re sources and the expansion of its vigorous insti tutions, the South would march forward in the career of glory with a firmer and faster step than was ever witnessed among nations. Op pressed by the burdens of unequal taxation, discouraged in the cultivation of its commer cial and manufacturing interests, and dwarfed in its territorial expansion, the South will soon becomo the helpless dependency of the anti slavery power "This is the alternative before us?a gran deur without parallel in history, or an igno miny which one shudders to contemplate in the oaro conception. Will the South choose the career to wnich interest, honor, and every manly motive beckons it, or be content with the lot of tho craven and tbe slave ? Tbe timid fool may whisper thnt the expansion of our institutions is an impracticable achievo meat ; but nothing is impossihlo with the peoplo of the South. If the North rosists, upon what stronger ground could we stand than upon this issue of tho extension or re striction of slavery ' If the struggle is to come, let it come now, while yet we have the spirit and tho power to defend our rights. If we are to fignt, let us fight for a principle which is essential to our equality in the Union. Henceforth let the iroe expansion of its institutions be the ultimatum of the South" The Telegraph. ? More or less Northern journals are making merry over tte universal complaint throughout tbe South that the tele graph is being used as a means of giving cur rency to false statement* concerning affairs in that section of the confederacy. They pretend to regard these complaints as a proposition to institute " a censorship over the telegraph," Ac , Ac. This trick of misrepresenting tho position of one's adversary is not a new one ; having, since the earliest days ot argumenta tion, been resorted to by shallow-brained people when conscious of their utter inability to meet the points making against their cause. No Southern journalists have made any such proposition They have simply protested against the betrayal of their trust on the part of many of those paid by them for news by telegraph. The Southern press pay for faeta of general interest; not for abolition puffs and arguments written in the shapo of brief state m?nta of facts, aud abolition falsehoods by the hundred. s?nt over the wires through the abo ? liti' n partis *n bias of the news collectors. At a i hour, too, at w.iich it is next to impossible h t the conductors of the newspapers ro:civ j ii tbesn cai duly c tutioo th?ir renders against placing confidence in them,(as we have had to do repaatadly, mora especially in the matter of bogus election returns rumors for* warded to as from all quarters of the country) ere going to press; the last " copy" set up in ?very newspaper office being, necessarily, the newa per telegraph. if a blatherskiting abolition slang-whanger stumps his toe anywhere north of Mason and Dixon's line, the press, will or nil!, is thus made to pander to his lore of notoriety; and if a point can be made by at once spreading through the land false versions of aught in which the cause of the South is involved, all of usoi the press are " roped in" to aid in the work, by the fact that we cannot possibly ex ercise the slightest control over the statements manufactured for oar columns a thousand miles off, it may be, and rushed into "the form" with railroad speed, in order to save the mails. The Clarendon &nd Dallas Convention ? While we make no professions of having seen any portion of the correspondence with which ? this convention was accompanied on being sent to the Senate, we are very sure from the conversation of public men in Washington who have now had time to digest it thorough ly, that it places a face on the question so en tirely different from that which the opposition journals that have commented on the naked treaty give it, as that the opposition in the Senate to its confirmation will be much less than the distant public have been led to imagine up to this time. The President and Secretary of Stato in all previous foreign negotiations have given very general satisfaction to the country, without distinction of party. Indeed, we question whether the foreign policy of any other Amer' ican administration was ever so universally well recoived by our countrymen True, ex treme men are every where to be found who cavil at things that meet the approval of all but themselves, a handful in numbers, and less than a handful in weight of sentiment and influence. Wo see no earthly reason to imagine that in the matter of this convention the State Department will be found to have lacked an atom of its present proverbial dis cretion, energy, foroe or patriotism. So we advise all sensiblo people to put in their pipes and smoke all the thousand and one invidious criticisms upon this conventi )n floating around in advance of the publication of the only proper and reliable key to it?thecorrespond ercs. Approy-os?the wisdom tf the Senate's rule against the premature promulgation of such Slate papers hatt been amply vindicated in the foolieh comments to which wo refer above. The Current Operations of the Treasury Department.?On yesterday, 6th of January k there were of Treasury warrants entered on the books of the Department? Texas debt warrants For the redemption of Stocks.... For the Treasury Department... For the Interior Department.. For Customs. War warrants reoeived and en tered War repay warrantsreceived and entered ...? From miscellaneous On account of the Navy CONGR ESS ION A L PROCEEDINGS. In thr Senate, yesterday, after we went to pres3, the Iowa contested election case was debated at length by Messrs. Butler, Toombs, Benjamin, Pugh, and Geyer. Mr Toombs moved to amend the pending resolution of the majority uf their Elections Committee by substituting in its stead the fol lowing : " That James iiarlan is entitled to his feat as a Senator from Iowa " Mr. Bayard having,next obtained the door, they adjourned. In thb Housk, the debate upon the resolu tions to print tho annual message and accom panying documents was continued by Messrs. Stephens, Davis of Md., and Cadwallader. Mr. Barolay next obtaining the floor, they adjourned. Proceedings of To-Dsy. In the Skhate, to day, Mr. Weller re ported, from tho Military Affairs Committee, the bill to increase the pay of the officers of the army of the United States, and gave no tice that he should call it up at an early day. After the transaction <>f some ether morn ing hour business of little publio interest, the Iowa election case was again taken up, and Senator Bayard was delivering a speech upon it as the Star went to press. In the House, on coming together, the pending resolut-'ons to print extra copies of the annual message and accompanying documents was again taken up, and? Mr. Barclay wa? engaged in delivering aa anti Democratic party speech upon it as the Star went to press. |y Governor King, of New York, was in- I augurated on Thursday last. * During 1806 there were 4,260 deaths in I Boft>n ; 1*0 more than in 1855 ; scarlet fever I carried off over 200. I , CP" a Boston paper is advocating the es- ] tabiishment of a line of steamers between that port and New Orleans. 11 The Maysville (Cal.) papers chronicle 11 the resent death in Quartzburg in that county | of Colonel Guinea, a native of Virginia, aged eighty yoar3. lie was a prominent Democrat- I ic politician. py Timothy McMahan, of Richmond, gave I his wife a beating, and then followed her into I the house to cut her up, but was prevented from doing so to her great annoyance as she'd like to see him hung for wifo murder ! fy The New York Herald assorts that I during the past year its highest daily circula- I tion was 70,680 copies and its lowest 50,000, I and that the gross receipts of the papers dur- I ing the year wero $531,945 34. Pretty tall I talking. Grand Legislative Banquet.?We learn I from the Chicago Democratic Press of a rumor I to the effect that arrangements are on foot to I bring about a re-union of the Legislatures of I Iowa, Wisconsin, Indiana and Illinois, in Chi- I cago, during the present winter. ty A patent hw been issued by the Brit- I i h Government granting full pardon to and ?? exhonerating from all pains, penalties and forfeitures," Messrs. Smith O'Brien, John I Martin, ixod O'Doherty, and fifteen others I who participated in the Irish insurrectionary I movement of 1848. It will be remembered I that this was reported to have been done some I time ago. What Next??A gentleman named Hall is said to have devised a mode to keep open, he I thinks, the Hudson river, from New York to abore Troy, and the Erie Canal, in the winter; and is about applving to the Legislature for a law permitting him to levy toll on boats and vessels passing through them, to defray the expense. His plan is the construction of an I iron pipe, about six inches in diameter, I throughout the line, to be heated by steam !! I He is said to be sanguine of success. I Arrival or Mormons.?The New York Evening Post of Friday says : 41 The ship Co lumbia arrived at this port yesterday from Liverpool, bringing about three hundred pas aengers, including two hundred and twenty- I one Mormon*, under the conduct of Elder I John Williams. The Mormons wera landed last evening. Elder Williams is a short- I legged, emall-siied man, full of energy, and evincing considerable intelligence He told our reporter this morning tbat these were I nearly *11 hU own convert*, and cauie mostly I from U'istol, England. The number of men is about equal to that of the women, but there I is a multitude of children of ail ages." I $47 61 14 375 08 8,0o8 20 15.000 00 102,366 60 37,152 37 6,582 27 150 15 52,500 00 PIR80HAL. wVi'l?H.?o B* Hart> c{ New York '? W lllards Hot#]. ...? Hon H. J. Boulton, member of Ik# Cannda Parliament is in Washington lie ?tops at Williards'. .... The Presidentelect ha.* just been cho sen an honorary member of the Long Island Bible Society. .... Qeorge Willig, music publisher whilst puciDg through the street, of Baltimore, slipped on the icc, fell, and broke his leg .... Hon. Thomas H Benton has accepted an invitation to deliver a lecture before the Union Association of Kinderhook .... Judgo Halliburton, the author of Sam Slick. 19 lecturing in London, on the present condition, and future prospects of Canada .... Mr. Wm. N. Mclntire ha* disposed of his entire intorest in the N. Y. Daily and Weekly News. whioh will hereafter be pub lished by W. Drake Pareoqs .... Mr Peter Richingshas been chosen by Mr. Marshall as Stage Director of the new opera house in Philadelphia, and bis daugh ter will be attached to the company. .... Hon. Henry W. Hilliard, (ex-M. C.) of Alabama, has announced his determination to retire from political life, and devote the re mainder of his days to the ministry of the Methodist Bpiaoopal ohurch. .... Downing, the colored man, oelebfated for his oyster oellar in this city, and his hotel m Newport, a New York letter-writer savs, is about retiring from business. About seven teen years ago, he took the lease of a building in Broad street, where he has resided and done business over since, and now admits to being worth over one hundred thousand dol itll ?.? owne,rB of th? property will not i give him a new lease, the present one expir ing on the 1st of May, when the building will Sr??rD k*?' DoTnin? ***' that? gives up his oyster business, he intends giving -^K ll 'i?- W,i)Ut " 4t0De 0fth? ^ which all his old customers will be invited .... The marriage of Miss Mary Boyd, a daughter of the Hon. Charles J. Faulk ni, of | Virginia, to the Hon John P. Campbell, of Kentucky.created quite a stir in the vicinity of Boyiville, Mr. F a country seat. At eight o clock p. m the marriage took place, before a large audience. Every Mate, it seemed, had sent forth its stream of fashion and beauty The bridesmaids and groomsmen entered the parlor, where the company assembled, in the following order: Hon. L M Keitt. of S C I

and Miss Lizxie Faulkner, sister of the bride ? Hon. John B Thompson, of Ky., with Miss C,??rr?d.> ?f Wh?,ter i Hon A Edmundson, of \ irginia, with Miss Dundridge, of Jefferson county, Virginia; Hon. Sherrard Clemens, of Wheeling, with Miss Sallie Dundridge sister to the last mentioned lady; Hen Thos. Ruffm, ?/ r .M,S8 UoPkir-?? of Baltimore; Hon. J. V. Wright, of Tennessee, with Miss | Brooke, of Fredericksburg Virginia; Hon Zedekiah Kidwell, of Va., with Miss Tyler, of V.i'"^ington The couples mirched in, and dividing into two divisions, with the ladies on one side and the gentlemen on the other, left an open space between them through which the intended groom and the anticipated bride marched witfar steady step and pleasant face i Ine Kev A 11. H. Boyd, of Winchoster, Va ' an uncle cf tho bride, performed the rervice under the forms of tho Presbyterian Church^ in a solemn and impressive manner. In the company was the Hon. John Blair lioge, of tho \ irginia House of Delegates ; Colonel llamtramck, the gallant colonel of the Vir ginia regiment in tbe Mexican war : Majur 1 Robinson, of the Virginia Republican ; Mr. j id wUr.?8' Spirit of Jefferson; H n. i Wm W Boyce, of South Carolina; Col. John W. Minor, of Loudoun county; Commodoro Boannan, formerly commandant of the Brook .7." Vy ^ Rfd ; Hon. Thomas S Bocock, of Virginia, and his wife, who is also a daughter of Mr r aulkner, as Also her sister. Mrs. (J V. Lott, of N \ork, and her husband, Mr Lott. Wext day a large dinner was given at Mr. r aulkner s to the bridal party. GEORGETOWN CORRESPONDENCE Ueorgetown, Jan. 7, 1857. A fire occurred on board tbe steamer Salem about 6J o'clock last night. Her upper works being old and composed of combustible matt rials, and a strong wind blowing at the time, she was, notwithstanding the efforts of several lire companies, soon burned to the water's odge, and sunk. The origin of the fire is not known. The general impression, howover, is that it originated from the furnaces, where the hands were in the habit (during the freeze) ot making a fire for the purpose of preventing the water from freeing in the boilers. We learn that there is an insurance of some 51 0U0 upon her. ' Some persons are in error in supposing that our City Councils removed the venerable John Mountz from office. Such, in reality, is not the fact. Several months since his honor the Mayor, recommended the introduction of a different system for the collection and dis bursement of our Corporation revenue, the appointment of a younger ond more active ?! - P#r*?rm the burden of the duties of the office, and the retention of Mr. Mounti as an advisory clerk. The Councils accordingly passed such an ordinance, which went into operation on the first of January, and Mr. Laird was elected as the first clerk under the new law, and a joint resolution passed by the two Boards retaining Mr. Mounti as advisory clerk at a salary of 5500. Heretfore his sala ry was only 5700. with all tbe duties to per form and responsibilities to assume. Under the present system he has no duty to perform except to advise and oounsel the new clerk, and no responsibility to assume S. 8havirg MAD* EAsr.-Wet your shaving brush in either warm or cold water, pour on two or three drops of " Balm of a Thousand Flowers," rub the beard well and it will make a beautiful soft lather much facilitating the operation of shaving. Price only Fifty Centa. For sale at Shillington's, agent for Washing ton, and all druggists. Dirtv Nature s Sweet Restorer, Balmy Soap."- T/u Crtam of mid Flowers. No lady's boudoir is complete without this elegant article, whioh is an improvement upon tho ?1 Balm of Thousand Flowers" by its origi nal inventor. The ladies of tbe North speak highly of it for chapped hands and rough skin, and use it for a variety of toilet purposes Sold by the Agents, Druggists and Fancy Stores. ?-T2^SMITHONlAN LECTURES?REV. J. G Mo*ri?, of Baltimore, will con tinue his course THIS (Wednesday) EVENING Subject?" The seventeen year Locust " It ^--^NOTICE?BANK OF WASHING ?v3Sr*TON, January 8, 1857 -The Trustee* of this Bank have this day declared a dividend of three per cent out of the profits of the last six month, payabte to stockholder* oa demand . J*" ?-3t JAMES ADAMS, Cashier. !L ifWASHINGTON HIGhT |A A LANDERS-You are hereby notified to uf fj? attend a meeting of the Company, at vour W W Armory, on THURSDAY EVENING ?x,! the 8th January, 1647, for the purpose of Drill. As other business of Importance will have to be transacted, a full and punctual attendance it par Iculary requested. By order of Jso. Watt, Laptain: J McKAY, Jin ^ Orderly Bergent. meeting in georgk TOWN ?The citizens of Georgetown are requested to meet at Forrest Hall, on THURSDAY EVENING next, tue 8th cf Janu ary, at 7% o'clock, to consider what action la necessary lu consequence of the rejection by the Board of Common Conncll of an Ordinance pass ed by the Board of Aldermen, making provision to < arry out the act of Congress approved August nth. 1856, granting to every white male citizen of the United States of the age of HI years and up wards who shall have resided In Georgetown one year the right of suffrage upon paying a school tax. Josiph Libbiy, Win King. Jos. N. Pearson?De- Fbancis Wheatlet, inocracy la that the 8amqzl S Pbarsoh, government Is in the Wm H Gooey, People, therefore I go Baoox B Williams, for free suffrage. Josbph LSihms, W mHKuiti, Josbph Libbky, Ja, W M Kirklamj, George Hill, Jamis F tssEx, Jambs L Owens, WmHEdbs, JobnHofeihs, luA Namvbu, jan (CFLK.BR ATION UP Tub EIGHTH OF JANUARY ? LEWIS CARUS1 will give bis next Dancing Soiree u a Olrbn tlon Soiree, with proper arrangement* Members of Congrees tad visitors to the Metropolis arc respectfully livltecl to attend Weber's Band It engaged for the or a* ?Ion. Jan & ft H Montgomery guards atten TION.?You are hereby nettled to attend a regular meeting of the Cotnpen*, on WED NESDAY EVENING, the7th ln*t Puoc tual attendance la called for, aa business of lm Ewtance will be transacts. By order of Capt it: THOS. McENERY, Jand-?t Secretary. HNATIONAL GREY8, ATTENTION ? Yon will plea*" attend the regular monthly meeting of the Company, at Haywood and Wilaon's on WEDNESDAY EVENING, January 7th, at 7 o'clock Aa bualnem of Impor Snce to every member will be laid >aftii you, It exfWhted that you will be In attendance By order of Captain Town jan S-Af ,TRE UNION CHOIR ASSOCIA TION will have a Rebearaal at Tempe rance Hall,on WEDNESDAY EVENING, Jan 7th. at 7# o'clock, ftoatead of Monday next, the Hall hiving been previously encaged. Punctual attendance of every member of the Aasoclatlon la particularly requested jan 3-4t JAMES H. McKENNEY, Sec'y. ,OFFlCE MUTUAL FIRE INSUR ANCE COMPANY OP THE DIS TRICT OF COLUMBIA, December*, I860 ? Purauant to the prorl*lon* of the Charter of thla Company, the following statement of lta oondl tlon la publlahed, vis : Amount of premium notee representing ?tock t'".0<W 00 Ammm' of caah 5,147 47 Amount of loaaea daring the peat year.. ?? 70 jan 3-6t ^^REQISTKR'8 OFFICE. WASH1NG ?CHC^TON, December tt.lM?NOTICE TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN ? Notice is hereby given that licenses for butoher's atalla and for hucksters, alao licensee for doga, will expire on the 3l?t Instant, and that the same muat be renewed within ten days SAML. E. DOUGLASS, dec to dtJanlO Raglater. WHAT WE WANT THE PEOPLE TO KNOW ?HOUSES FURN ISHED ?We want Housekeepers and those about to commence House keeping to bear In mind that the Arat. second, third and fourth rooms of our large and spacious warehouse are Ailed to their utmost capacity with every description of CABINET FURNITURE and House fnmlah Ing Goods generally, to which we respectfully Invite the attention of those in want of bargaina. Houses furnlahed throughout with every article In the housekeeping line vxaY chxaf roa case, or to punctual dealera at the asual credit Call at the " Houskhipsr's Kmporiw m" and examine our atock before purchasing. Oar motto la? " Quici talti mA small proAtt.'* BONTZ A COOMBS, dec l-3m 7th street, between 1 and K. rpo PREVENT COLO FEET, CALL AT LAMMOND'S, and buy a pairof Cork Soles. jan 7-3t STOLEN OR TAKEN IN MISTAKE from the l.adles' Dressing Room, at Odd Pel Iowa' Hall, on Monday evening, a large Second Mourning SHAWL. Any peraon having the same win oblige the owner by leaving the same at the Star UBce lt4> CARD. ISAAC HER'/BERG. LICENSED PAWNBROKER, Will loan fl0,0<0, in sums to suit, on any a'tl closof va'ue. 1*29 Pennsylvania avenue. jin7-WSAM3t? MATM.IMONIAL. A GENTLEMAN 25 YEARS OF AGE, IN a respectable bmlne?s, in easy circumstances, and plou?ly Inclined, takes this method to be come acquainted with some highly respectable and pious Lady, with a view to matrimony. Ref erences as to character, Ac., given and required. Address, with full confidence, statin? age, po?i t on, Ac , HENRY S. REVELLO, Washington City I'ost Ofhce. jsn 7-lw* REMEMBEK-KEMEMBER. FIRST GRAND ANNUAL BALL or THI GENEVIEVE CLUB, AT ODD FELLOWS' HALL, NAVY YARD. Ob THURSDAY EVENING. Jai Sth. The members of the genevieve Club take great pleasure In announcing to their friends and th* public generally, that their Fibst Anni'ai. Ball will beglvenatODD FELLOWS' HALL. Navy Yard, on THURSDAY EVEN ING, January Pth, JF.S7 The Members of the Club pledge themaelvra that neither pains or expense will be spared to make th's one ef the best balls of the season Wither'* Bra?s and String Band has been en geged for the occasion. 'I he Supper will be rerved by an experienced caterer. 'tickets ONE DOLLAR?admitting a gentle man and ladlea, to be obtained from the mem bera of the club or at the door on the evening of the ball. Positively no lists or cape allowed In the ball room except those worn hy members of the re spective clubs. CommiltM oj ArraHftmtnti Robert L Childress, Andrew Norton, William H Talbert, WUllain A Holt, James A Mathleaon, Joseph L Soper, George W Wood, Jan 7.2t? Mayer's Office. ) Wa?hin6Ton, Januarys, 1957 < PROPOSALS IN WRITING WILL HE RE ceived at this ofAce up to 1)1 o'clock m., on the 7th day of February next for making Pumps, Hydrant-. Logs for conveying water, and Sink* lng Wells. Including all necessary materials and workmanship, in digging, laying. Axing, and completing, in the best manner, and for keeping the same in perfect repair for constant use. in the First District, composed of the Flrat and Second Wards; and lntheSe:onl Dla r ct, composed of the Third, Fourth, and Seventh Ward* ; and in the Third District, composed of the Fifth and Sixth Wards, reach district to be bid for separate ly, and to b-given to different contractors,) for the term of one year, commencing on the 1st day of April, 1857. agreeably to the following ^peclA catlous. No bid from any but a practical pump maker will be considered, and the contractor will be required to conform rigidly. FOR WELLS Digging and \Valllng Wells, Including materials and removing the dirt, per foot, lineal The walls to be four inches thick, of good h?rd brick. Cleaning out Wells, each. Pinking Old Wells deeper, per foot. Taking out Old Walls and potting in fame, pe: foot. Cases of eight feet length, per foot. Cases more than eight feet length, per frot. Covering New Wells, including materials , the covering be of best Eastern Shore joist, not less than three inches thick, laid double. Faring New Wells, Including brick and pump stone Opening Old Wells, and covering sam* with old materials, each. Opening Old Wells, and covering same with new timber. FOR PUMPS. Keeping the Pumps in repair, vlr stopping all leaks, Ac., when It can be done without taking out the pump, eaeh. Taking out and putting in Old Pumps, per log, each Making new joints in o!d logs. New logs put In Old Pumps, per foot New boxes and spouts In Old Pumps, each. New Pumpa, per foot Boxes and spouts for New Pumpa, each. Copper Chambera for Pumpa. The top log of the Pump to be of the best season ed White Oak, and the remainder of the best Yellow Pine or White Oak. ? FOR HYDRANTS. Keep'.ng the Hydrants in repair, via: stopping all leaks, Ac , all new valves and spouts, repairing the old ones, and repairing the old Irons belong ing to them, when ft can be done without taking the Hydrant out, each. Taking out Hydrants and putting in same, each. New hydrants, per foot. Spouta for Hydranta, each. S oat Stones, each. Painting Pumps and Hydrants, each. IRON WORK. Handles, Axles, Spears, Plates, Bands and Re pairs, per lb. Spout and lower Boxlrons for Pum^s, each. New joints to old Spears New Spoat and Valve-irons for Hydranta. The work and the materlala to be all of the beat quality of their respectln kinds No offer will be received tfcat is dm made by a practical pump-maker. Contracts will not be assignable. The person or persons whose offer may be ac cepted will be required to eater into bond for one thousand dollars, with two good sureties, condi tioned for tha faithful performsnoe of his or their contract; and should any contractor?r contractors fall or reifuae to comply with any of theeondltlona or terma of hU or their contract, or to execute any work within the time named in the order of the order of the Commlasloner directing it to be done, the Mayor Is authorlied to employ any other par son or persons to execute the ssme, or to furnish the materlala upon such terms as he may deem expedient; In which event the rontractor or con tractors so falling shall be reaponsible to this Cor poration for any loss or damage It may sustain thereby, and the Mayor may at hla dlecre'.ioa an nul the contract of such contractor or contractors. , W. B. MAGRUDER, [ jan 7-AawtFeb7 Mayor. Amiuementfl. ?tra&oitn hranp conrt.iT ??? rANV. en their way to New Oris* as M'LLE TRRESA PARODI, Assisted by SIG Tl BER INI. the Roman Tsaar, SIS. MORINI. the tmlowt Bitlioar, PAUL JULLIEN, the wonderful Violinist, under the directum fflf ?? STRAR080H, will alve a OR AND CONCERT lathi* City, on WE0NES DAY, Janaarv 7th, at Carasrs Salooa^ Admission SI ?Seat* can toewHbooi extra charge at the nrosic store of Mr K. Pa via. Coacort commences at 8 o'clock. M'LLE PARODI'S PROGRAMME: i "I MM n??irn?i." flr?o4 C*mt< Arts. "I* rmwnnii." ?OA1MI . a^m r - *?* H-wlo." rroa u? r?l?*rB4?4 Claaa^ftJ Oowt?T*o la B PAUL JUL1EN. I ?? I taH fraqnaatl from *????? Mu^r-'ork, - KMhs" I Best USS*. ? lu FllODl ? rini' I. Th? !am*ntl Hatteal ra*m. " AOsIbISv- ?a^o?aa S1GNOR TIBER1NI P P?#tfo H?fT. , fro* Po?t*?ur?er?c*, ~L'W* air, S'Sasora," H'lla rABODI a?4 M( ?? Rf Ml ?. VjUktlor. from "I rnrtLBl.' HTBABOBCn ? ' ?. Taa Ki^ulaluTwMUiiw. froa* "Otb?U? * ?,,,Ul , tbkma eABODi, sif TiBraim.aad Sl? MORIXI rtif ii. ( "8u!Va Tpppa dal ?.o hrt*." 4ria. " I rar??1a4C B crt 8IGNOR MORINI. ?. " r?Mrt<> la Tarra," B'-rasnss, fr??w " n-?a _ . .. A S?t??tt?a.' Sigaor TtHKBtWI ? I l?. C???tlB*. -Tr?T.?or?." M l* TaBOOI Vwdll II- K?traer41aary Mnsiesl Partenaaaaa-Faa iwit- rufrratd on Ooa Mrtnc. TALI. I JrLIIM rflfs* ?) It Urtail T?'sa?u?, rr?wa " I I?*bar<1f ? - M'li* TkRicaa eaBonumn TfMUJl. wltli TlallB a"^?ir?alB>aBt?vtllgata?r*l I. 'luai . IN ALEXANDRIA. TflCRSDAYf '?? ?. 8TEAK08CHS OKAHD COWCIBT COM PAST. On Ik*tt wsjr is Afi* OWimi M'LLK TERESA PARODI, f Assisted by 816 TIB ERIN I, t*e Roman Tenor SIG MORINI, the eminent Baritone. PAUL , J U LI EN, the wonderful Viollalst. under the dl I reetlon of M STRAK08CH, will (tl?e a Graad Concert In Alexandria on THURSDAY, January 6th, at SaREPTA HALL- .. Admission SI to all part* or the hall Concert to commence at 6 o'clock. jan ? Fancy Mortit'i .National Thratre. Mist Fabby Mob a ?*.... Loseee and Directress Last night bat three of the wonderful RAVEL TROIFE. ~ THIS EVENING, For the krst and only time. JOCKO. Jor ho, the Brazilian Ape Gabriel Ravel First night cf a new comic Fantcmlms entitle* THE SECRET MARRIAGE. Graceful and claaslc MKOlPINHS By the MARTINETTI FAMILY. Performance will com.i ence with the fbroe of THE BITCH LOVER. KJ* TIME ALTERED: Door* opened at 6 \, curtain risen at '% past 7 o'clorh. f V f Washington Circus and Ainpitheatre. Comer af Seetnth Street tad the Aveaae. Brilliant Success of this SPLHND1D CIRCUS TROUPE' The best now performing In America, preaentluf a greater host of talented MALE A\I) FKUALE E(JUESTRlAXS, ACROBATS, AND GYMNASTS Than has ever been together In one establishment. THIS EVENING, The following u.iequalied artlats will appear: MADAMr. LOUISE TOURNIA1RE, THE FERRANTI FAMILY, ?( MONSIEUR DEBACH, The Prince of Clowns JIM MYERS and JIM BURT And Mr. E. WOODS. HAWKINS FOSTER, Masters DUBIOUS, ALON/.Q, Ac. FBICBS Ofr ADM IBS 1".1. Dress Circle JO cents. Pit.............................. 25 cents Children half-price. {ZT" Grand ?fternoon performance on Wednes day and Saturday. Wants. ANTED?BY A YOUNG GERMAN Girl. a Situation as Cook In a private W Irqulreon New York avenue, be.w^en JMh aa Htn streets, No. 376. U* 11 "ANTED.-AT NO. 116 PENN AVENUE, u of 19th street, a good Dlnlng-ro^ Servant atd Cook It? A GOOD SEAMSTRESS, WHO CAN MAKE bertelf generally useful, wants a situation. She has three years recommendation from her last place Addrws Box No 3, at this oEce 1^ WANTED.?T W O COMPETENT PRO testant Women One as Nunc; the othm as Cooh and House Servant. Apply at !t6, corner rf H and 11th streets j?a 7 3ta 117 AN TED ?A PURCHASER FOR A Small tl Stock and Fixtures of a Grocery store la this city. The stand is situated In a good neigh borhood, and offers a rare inducement to a person wishing to engnge In the business Terms eany. Addrr ss C. D , City Post Office jan 7-*ta WANTED --A 6ENTLEM AN DES1 R ES Board for btmself, child, aad nurse In a pri vate family, where there are no other boarders, and wbere the comforts of a home could be ob tain el Address " O.J.," City Port Offlce. jan 7-If WANTKU ?A TENANT FOR A THR&l story Brich House, oa L street, near s'reet. but two squares from Sft .Mathew s Chi This house contains eight Rooms For fn Particulars inquire of GEO. SAVAGE." enu. avenue. jan 74 I A GENTLEMAN WISHES TO by Saturday next, a single Room V In a respectable family, residing on streets. Wtween 6 ana 1 Ml P et a note to MATHEW McDONALD,' Printing Oflce. ji MT ANTED ?A WHITE COOE rf Chambermaid Also, a Colored Maa Bar vant for Dining-room. Apply at 4*3 Paaa aaa ue " AW . SITUATION WANTED-BY A Y O D W G Woman, as Chambermaid and Plain 8as~ Can assist In Washing and Ironing Please i at No 369D street,between LJth aad 13',r^ Jan*?te A SITUATION WANTED?BY A Reeneel ble young Woman, as Seamstrees, Narsa, Chairbrrmaid. or Servant. Good city refersnces given Address Box No S, Star Oflce jan 6-?ta (^OACH BODY MAKER WANTED-O N J light work. Good workmen, inauire at the Star oflce. fan <U3f A RESPECTABLE GIRL WANTS A SIT , uation as Nurse or Chambermaid, or to do Plain Sewing. The best of ref-rences given. Apply at the star Oflce, Box No^l. jan 6-Jta WANTED?A SERVANT TO COOK, Wash, and do general Housework for a ftmllyof two persons A suitable woman msv obtain a heme and liberal wages An W plv at No 337 Sth street, between K nnd L streets. Jan < 3t* rANTED?A COLORED WOMAN WHO understands Cooking, Washing and Iron |P2, to assist another ; a slave preferred Apply to^AS.C. McGUIRE, Auction attdCommieaiea Merchant jan S-t WAN TED-A LAD OR YOUNG MAN 111 ^ drive a Milk Wagon. He must taaarU^ Also, ? man for g?MB \ quainted with the city ? ????? . farm worh. Apply at Locust Hill Far?, 7U street road, ne ? r the first Toll Gate, jan *?^f Arespecable YOUNG J wishes a situation as Nurse. She tut MaC satisfactory recomtr eadations. Add ram Ran 14 at this offlce |fl> WHO WANTS EMPLOYMENT.-A gentlemen of f?lr edu-ation, and mi ege. who would bt- willing to < anvass a county m iwo, on a useful agency, tn?t pats liberally, will And employment bv calling on the underalaasd at No. 467, corner ?th nnd E streets, befhte Ma. m., or after 3 p. in .or addresaiag (stamp closed,) Dr. C. ALLEN, Waabln^ton, D C dec 'i I- eoiw* WANTED -THE HIGHEST PRM paid In cash for Old Silver, at BOOD'R vet Ware Manufactory, 316 Penn. avenue, ?th street d,, WANTED ?PERi"0"JS DESIRING TO give prrvatc dinner parties can be stmaflaR with a first class French Cook at 9i for hla aarvl* eea. on application at GAUTIER'S RHETAU RANT, SSS Penn. avenue, between l?th aad 1*^ A LHANACU BE 6UTH1 fsr 1M7j fir. A lag he households and p<rs>nnel mi every t Government, impned p?r ??< am Eur.tpa, by (jan 5) FR *.MCK 1AYI OR. /^.ENUINE EDES MAIRuW OIL. at vfjaaj-iw the Lakes.