Newspaper of Evening Star, January 8, 1857, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated January 8, 1857 Page 2
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EVENING STAR. IV A S U I iV G T O iV (' 1 T Y: THt'AftllAY January ?, 1W). ?r igTumunm unriD w l?tt at m Omr* 11 Twai?? o'cioc*. M.; otiiiwiii tbet mat bot Arriti nriL rmm ntr i>?t. SPIRIT OF THE MOKMING PKH^S. Tit* Umom, noticing the fact that the New York Htrmld and Times proclaim that there is a vast organisation lor corrupt pur poses on the floor of the House of Representa tive#, extending outside of the hall with rami* fitd affiliations, say*of (he statements of those journal j: The misfortune, however, if, that the charges fail to command credence oecaase the wit nesses havo proved each other to be as great, rogues and plunderer* as they assert the lobby-agents to be It has been the daily oc cupation of these two journals to hunt and pile up evidence of villary against each other, and, if there is a lingering doubt in the mind of any one that thev are a pair of unmitigated ?cap*grace*, that doubt must hang upon the belief that neither of them id a credible wit new. It !s a rare spectacle to see two such prose cutors coming forward to -'turn State's evi dence" against public plunderers. There may be, and we fear there is. room for suspicion that the legislation of Congress is being some times made available fur the advancement of personal and private schemes of aggrandise, ment. Bui we doubt much whether tnosewho are guilty in the premises have not their surest guarantee against detection and punishment in the fact that their prosecutors can get to one to believe their testimony on account of the notorious infamy of the witnesses. There is ? consequence, however, which may follow these repeated charges of corruption, which might be well considered by the parties in% Ilicated. An incredible witness may repeat is testimony so often that it may finally gen. erate a suspicion of guilt, which is almost fes fatal to a public man as procf of the fact, especially if the charges' are allowed to be re peated, again and again, without refutation or contradiction by the parties accused For example: The editor of the Times, who v/as the late Lieutenant-Governor of New York, says in his issue of January 6th : ?'We know that a corrupt organization of members cf Congress and certain lobby agents at Washington has existed since early in the session of last year. We are well satisfied that this organization holds a balance of power in its hand* sufficient in most casej to kill or carry any measure pending in the House of Representative.-*, and taut its power has been exerted in favor of measures where its price (S1.000 per vote generally, or its equivalent,) was agreed to; and that it has been used to prevent favorable action on equally merito rious measures which were unabie or unwill. ing to submit to the piratical tribute.'' Here is a direct charge, and the editor pro fesses to ''Z-wose'' its truth Taking into view the faot that the cdi'.or of the Herald hvs again and acain proved that the author of tie charge is just as infamous as a witness ?s him self, the ciiargo would hardly be sufficient to raise a suspicion ?.f guilt; but suppose the charge is repeated, day alter day, in the same confident and defiant tine, and none of the implicated parties confront the accuser and repel his assaults. The natural consequeuce would be that there were grounds for suspi cion, which wouid soon ripeu into conviction of guilt Who the parties are that are thus implicated we neither know ncr conjecture The Times makes one remark, however, which induces us to add another word of comment That re mark is this " This organization is confined to no party, bet embraces members of them all?for it is a singular and notorious fact that, while patriot ism cannot rise abeve partisan considerations, villany can." According to this allegation, there are Dem ocrats implicated in this infamous charge. It is neither cor business cor our wish to allude to those cf tl e other parties implicated. We hope, for the honor cf the nation, that n<>ne are guilty ; but so far as Democrats are con cerned, we are interested to know what foun dation there is for so gross a charge, and wne wbicb we believe to bo a vile calumny. Denying these allegations in tuto, so far as the Democratic members aro concerned, the Uman calls on the Republicans and Know Nothings to clear their skirts of them. The Inteilxgcneer is to-day devoted to news and Congressional prr?*eedings. PERSONAL .... Com. bloat, I nited ^tates Navy, is at I Willards'. ....Judge Franci- Child one of the oldest citisets of Morrist-rwn, N J , died last week. ....Wm. Cbauncey Lang ion, late Chief Examiner in the United State? Patent Office, sailed for Ergland on Saturday in the Baltic .... Mr. Charles A. Abel, formerly propri etor of a well-krown caloon and rendezvous for ooliticians in Broadway, New York, died on Sunday. .... John Mit.-LelJ, the Iriib patriot, will deliver a lecture in this ci'y come time next week. Mr. M. i- about returning to his home in Tennessee. .... George D. Prentice contradicts the ru mor that ne was about to remove to St. L;uis, and says he will not leave the Louisville Jour nal until the breath leaves him. .... Miss Vincent, directress of the Victoria Theatre London, and for many ytarsoneof the most popular aitre-'os on the Knirlirh stage, die ! on the 12?h ult., at the age of 41, ?... Dr. E H. Kane, the iudefatigable ex plorer, now lies very ill at Havana. Hij nealth is considered in a mure critical condi tion than ever On the passage out for Eng land. he was struck with paralysis .*?? There is current a bit of dramatic gos sip to the effect that Mr. Grosvenor. a stock actor at the Broadway theatre far several years past, was recently married to a daugh ter of the celebrated Robert Schuyler. .... Elder Tratt, ? Mormon mitsk>nary, who. sometime since, published a Mormon pa por in WashingUn, and held forth on Sunday, at temperance Hall, is enlightening the peo 51s oi St. Louis with expositions of Mcrmon octrinc. .... Madame Parodl, Peter Cooper. E;q.? the donatcr of the J'etcr C: r>per Institute to the citixtn.* cf New York; Wilson G Hunf, fUq_. ar : Jno. L T ioker. of the great Sub marine Telegraph Company, New York, are now at Willards'. .... lhackeray, the novelist, has been de livering his lecture*, on the Four <ieorgts, in varicus parts of Great Britain, with much success At Bradford, on the Vth ultimo, m sudden attack of sickness oceas'ontd the lec turer to disappoint his audience. ?... We were under a misapprehension in atatnPg that it was Mr Hilliard's purpose to I change his relations to the M E Church. He will continue as beretforc, to hold his place in that Church, contributkg what he can to the advancement of Christianity, without making any change in bis pursuits. ...? in one of the m-st elegant mansions in the Fifth Avenue, the lady of the house gave orders to have every newspaper carrier who called with his 'New Year s Address," intro duced into the dining-room to be 4Tefrecbed." as well as paid his WiU rnary -New Year's " Suck also has been tue democratic custom of Senator Benton (to his hanOf be it (aid) in this city .... Dr Bellows, an Unitarian cletgjmap, recently preached a nermon in favor of the thes/re and the opera house A number of managers and artists of the city tendered bim a service of plate in token cf their gratitude He declined to avctpt the gift, but expressed a determination to deliver a discourse to the members of the theatrical profession espe cially. .... Right Hon. Charles Pelham Villiers. brother ol the Earl of Clarendon, who has been appointed British Minister at Washing tonkas filled tbe office of Judge Advocate General in the British Government, and, as JM. P. for Wolverhampton, was one of the most distinguished advocates in the House of Com* mow, of the repeal of the Corn Laws WASHINGTON NEWS AND (JOSSIT 1 he Reeeide Claim ? We think that weoan fairl y congratulate the country upon the pros pect that this ca?e, which hu so long baen pending bofore Congrew, will soon be finally disposed of. Long before the death of the re mark able man whoae name it heart, it origi nated in a difference between the Post Office Department and himself, with reference to what was due to him for service! rendered as a mail oontractor. In his daj he was by far the moat extensive carrier of the mails of the United State?, and was well known to the busi ness men of the country from Maine to Louis iana, and from Delaware to the confines of Mis. souri (for his staging enterprises existed in all quarter?) ai a man of great energy of charac ter, public spirit, and liberality and fairnees in ail his relation# in life. In faot, the Ameri can world hailed him universally as the staging-enterprise king of hia time, in which capacity ha certainly effected much for the future of his country. But his transactions as a mail contractor ultimately involved him in embarrassments which, affecting his credit, really broke hit heart; for he was a proud man, and his spirit quailed before his ulti mate difficulties with the Department, under which he saw clearly that he could not meel his engagements to individuals Passing off the stage of life, his property went, piece by piece, to satisfy hie creditors; until all but hi* unsettled accounts with the Government had been so appropriated ; leaving hia widow and children, and not a few of his remaining cred itors, to look to Congress Ultimately to secure what they have tteadily since contended to be tbeir rights. Reeslde's wide-spread and really well de served fame has served to keep his case in the mmd of the public, until, when persons at a distar.ee read of the delays in the satisfaction of private claims by Congress which produce ruinous consequence* upon those who hold them, their minds, involuntarily, a<> it were, turn to this case?more especially since the Government having sued his e:tate on a claim for an alleged balance due to it, the verdict rendered established tho validity of the liee side claim as now pending before the Senato We may add that that verdict has been en dorsed, first by the Court of Claims, and sub fequently by the House of Representatives of the United States. Without pretending to know much conccrning the merits of the points involved, may we not express the hope since it has been so long pending and has been subjected to so many ordeals, until it has come to be regarded by the country aa the great initiative case?ahowing the difficul ties, trials and embarrassment# in the way of obtaining final Congressional action on pri vate claims?that the Senate will dispose of it when it shall next be reached ? The Tariff Queition.?The Richmond En. qutrer, discussing the tariff projects of Messrs Campbell of Ohio, and Letcher, says : " A surplus revenue is a manifold wrong it is a wronj; to the mass of the people to ex tort an unnecessary tribute from their hard earned substance, and thus to impose a bur den upon the exertions of their labor ; it ia a wrong to the interests o! commerce to embar rass it by heavy imposts ani to obstruct its operations by diminishing the facilities of trade ; it ia a wrong to the government to create and perpetuate a fund of corruption which ihali make it the prey of plunderers, and the abomination of decent people " Everybody cries out for the abatement of the Luisar.cs of a redundant exchequer, but tho question ia, whether the tb.ng shall be dono by raising the expenditue of govern ment to a level with the revenue, or by re ducing the revenue to a level with the amount of necessary expenditure. Upon thia point there can be but one opinion among right thinking men. The laat is indi8putable the true policy of government, Uecauae the other would only aggravate the avails of which we now complain, would embarrasa the operationa of commerce, burden the industry of the coun try, and breed corruption in the administra tion of public affairs, besides perverting all just views ol the object of federal legislation and the limits of federal power. It would be more in harmony with the essential aimplicity cf Republican institutions, more conducive to the prosperity of the people, and more in ac cordance with the peculiar nature of our gov ernment, to establish an equitable and easy policy of taxation on the basia of the utmost frugality in expenditure. " The Federal Government has a right to draw upon the country for an amount adequate to its support under an economi?al adminis tration, and for not a fartLing more. Nor will tbe people tamely submit to be robbed, < n the plea of protection or any other pre tence, of thirty millions of dollars a year, of which every cent goes to swell the evil of polit ical corruption and personal rapacity They are not to be deceived by the sophistical sug gestion that their money returns to tbem in the end. They may not be conversant with the principles of political economy, bul they have a sufficiently enlightenod conception of their own interest, to prefer that the thirty millions a year should remain in their pock ets, and be expended according to their indi vidual ideas of convenience and policy. 44 A modification of the tariff we take to be a foregone concluaion ; but a very important point is still to be determined, and that ia, upon what principle ahall government reduce the present rates of impost * Upon the prin ciple of an equitable and impartial system of taxation, or upon tbe principle of (< inciden tal'' protection to the manufacturing interest? Shall the rates of impost be reduced so aa to diminish the burdens of the mae^ea of the people? so aa to benefit the entire South and tbe great West?or shall they be so reduced aa to bestow a special bounty on the capital o: New England ? . * ? * ? "There is something quite plausible in the idea of incidentol protection from >?revenue tariff; but .the policy ia false in theory and iniquitous in practice, because it involves two incompatible principles, aud because it is un equal and unjuet in it* operation Disguise it as we may, we cannot change the essential nature of a protective duty, which means a bounty levied upon one interest for the benefit of another; and the thing is still the aame, wtc.her we contemplate it as a primary object c: a necessary result?whether we accotnpliaa it by indirection or in a straight forward way. The principle of incidental protection was in corporated in the taiiffof 46, and by its ope? r-m.in the agricultural interest of the Sjuth is made to pay an annual tribute of millions for t??e aggrandisement of the manufacturing in terest of the North. | ' Now thai! this principle of "incidental ' protection be observed and perpetuated in the proposed reduction of the present rates of im port or shall it be discarded, and in its stead shall there be aubstituted a ay ate m of taxation which will press with equal and im partial weight upon every intereat and every aection of the country ? 8hall the dutiea be taken from the eommoditiea whieh are em ployed in manufacturea, and be imposed upon the aiu?ta? which are used in agriculture 7 | In the first ca#e, i; would be nothing more nor | less than to give to much advantage to the ! manufacturing interest over every other iu terest in tbe country. To contriye that the manufacturer ?f New England may buy hia raw material fres of duty, while the planter of the South pays twenty or thirty per cent, impost on the clothing of hia negroes, the im plemeut8 of his farm, Ac., is equivalent to a protective duty of twenty or thirty per cent, in favor of the manufacturer; or, to simplify the proposition, to a bounty of twenty or thirty ' percent, diatributed to the manufacturing in tereat directly out wf tho treasury Obviously, in reducing tbe ratoa of impoat, the only equi table principle, is to reduce the duty upon all articles in the same proportion. "Again: suppose Government should re move tbe tariffs from those eommoditiea which nre not produced in this country, and should impose all the burden of taxation upon th<-?r articles which eorae in competition with oai own manufsetures ? For instauce; suppose instead of laying an impost of twenty per cent on broad cloth, and twenty per cent on Brus sels lace, Government should free Brxmoli laoefrom all duty, and raise the duty upon broad oloth to forty per cent ; what woultthii be bat a special and partial bounty of twaaty per cent, to the New England manufaeturei <'f broad cloth ? If there is to be any such discrimination, better concentrate all the da ties upon articles of exclusive foreign produc tion, for when taxation is levied upon article* which are manufactured in this country, only n part of the revenue goee into the hands ol Government, while the balance is pocketed by the capitalists of New England, and the agri cultural interests is not only obliged to pay the expenses of government, but also to furnish a subsidy to the manafaoturing interest." Fron Africa ?Tha 1'. S. ship St. Louis was off St. Paal de Lo&ndo (west coast of Africa) on the 4th of November last, as we laarn by a letter from our correspondent on board. From his letter we make the follow ing extracts: "Since my last we have been cruising down the coast as far south as Fish Bay, touching 8nd looking in at all the places where slavers are likely to be found, boarding quite a num ber of vessels and doing a great deal in sup pressing the slave trade, besides rendering efficient service to our commerce on this coast. The greatest difficulty that we as a people have to experience in this quarter of the world i3, that we have not enough Government vessels on this station ; our flag should be seen in every port on this coast, for there is always something occurring that requires the preseuoe of a man-of-war. We have been out here ona year, and have made twe cruises down the coast, and strange to say, though we have been down the worst seasons, our officers and crew have been the healthiest of any ever known to have been on this station?having had little or no sickness, and not lost a man Bince we have been out "There are now lying here two French men-of-war, (a frigate and a steamer,) and a Portuguese corvette." Appointed.?Mr. L B. Wynne, of 111., has been appointed to fill the $1,200 per annum clerkship in the bureau of the Treasurer of the United States, made vacant by the recent promotion of Mr. J. W. C. Evans. Resignations of Army Officers. ?First Lieutenant J. Culbertson, fuurth artillery, and 2d Lieutenant Duff C. Green, third infantry, have tendered their resignations. Supremo Court.?Yesterday?Nu. 21. Rob ert J. Vandewatcr, appellant, vs. Edward Mill.3, claimant of the steamship Yankee Blada, Ac Appeal from tbo Circuit Court of the United States for the district of California Mr. Justice Grier delivered the opinion of the Court, affirming the decree of the said Circuit Court in this cause, with costs. No. 14. E. G. Rogers A Co. et al., owners of the cargo, and Pooley, Nieol ?l Co., owners of schooner Ella, appellants, vs. the steamer St. Charles, J as. L. Day et al , claimants. Appeal from the Circuit Court of the United States for the eastern district of Louisiana. Mr. Justice Nelson delivered the opinion of the Court, reversing the decree of said Circuit Court, with costs, and remanding the cause for further proceedings in conformity to tha opinion of this Court No. 15 Wm. fl. Seymour et al., plaintiffs in error, vs. Cyrus li. McCorniick In error to the Circuit Court of the United States for the northern district of New York. Mr Jus tice Nelson delivered the opinion of the Court, affirming the judgment of the said Circuit Court in this cause, with cost.', and remanding the cause with directions to strike from the record the taxation of corts No. 18. C C. Lathrop, plaintiff in error, vs. j Charles Judson in error to the Circuit Court of tlie United States for the eastern district of Louisiana Mr Justice McLcin delivered the opinion of the Court, affirming the judg ment of the said Circuit Court in this cause, with costs and darnngeu at the rate ol? ten per cent per annum. No 40. Frederick Schuchard et al , appel lants, vs. Wir.throp S. Babbidge et al., clpim ants of one-half of the proceeds of the ship Angelique The argument of this cause was commenced by Mr Cutting for the appellants, and continued by Mr, Benedict for the appel lees Adjourned. The Current Operations of the Treasury Department-?On yesterday, 7th of January, there were of Treasury warrants entered on the books of the Department Texas debt warrants............ $.-5,278 83 For the redemption of Stocks.... 20 784 24 For the Treasury Department... 709 482 57 For the Interior Department..... 37,178 31 For Customs 81,938 69 War warrants received and en* tered 76,707 24 On accountof the Navy......... 101,595 87 Repayment on account of the Navy 18,259 87 From miscellaneous sources 3,206 52 From Customs..... 11 95 CONGRESSJONA L Pli OCEED THUS. In the Senate, yesterday, after we went to press, the debate on the Iowa contested elec tion case was continued by Messrs. Harlan and Foster. Mr. Seward having next obtained the tiuor, they adjourned until to-morrow (Friday), to day being the 8th of January. Ik the Douse, the debate on the annual mes.- age was continued by Mr Sandidge?Mr. Bingham next obtaining the floor. On motion of Mr. Davidson?this day being the anniversary of the battle of New Orleans ? they adjourned over until to-morrow (Friday.) later from Northern Mexico. By the arrival at New Orleans of the steam Ihip Atlantic from Brasos Santiago, we havo dates from Monterey to tho 17th December, and also papers to the 13th. The latejt news received from the interior was to the effect that Mejia bad pronounced in San Luis again't the treaty which Ro?as Landi and Ecbugarey, on behalf of the Gen eral Government, had effected with Vidaurri. Great consternation prevailed at San Luis when tho express left with this intelligence, and it was supposed Aguirre, the actual gov ernor, had combined with Garza, of Tamauli pas, in this new pronunciamonto against the Government This state of things will be seriously felt by the merchants of the frontier, as it i3 likely to embarrass them in the transportation of goods to the interior, and may also prevent the ar rival of a condusta with money. The Brownsville Flag says: "The recent settlement of the difficulties between Gen. Viadurri and the General Government is al ready beginning to be felt to advantage on thia frontier Communication is agaiu estab lished with the oapital and the more distant States, confiJenca is being restored, and proe ?ec!s are in every way more flattering, ft may soon hope to see our commereiil in tercourse with our neighbors restored to their former healthfulness.'" The Flag states that the Indians on the Up per Rio Grande, taking advantage of the ab senoe of troops, have commenced their old game of robbery and murder. cy The annual expenses of the houses of the British Parliameut ended the 31st March, was ?162.230, of which the printing amounted ! to ?75 954. ty Captain Daniel Noyes, of Plaistow, New Hampshire, while cutting the ice out of a mill dam on the 29th ultimo, fell over the dam and was drowned ty A night or two since a gentleman while sleeping at the Franklin House, Providence, was made insensible by the application of chloroform, and while in this state was robbed |y Rev A. L. Livermore ha* became tho editor of the Christian Inquirer. He is the author of several theological works of a high | character, and his great readiness and skill ; as a writer. I I'iwimvltaxia ? The Legislature of this State met on Tuesday J L Oe?t ?v elocted Speaker of the House, and I)*vid Taggart, Republican, was elected Speaker of the Sen ate on th? In! ballot, by three majority. Mr Bam?er?lsy was unanimously restated A bill ?u introduced rein tire to contempt of court for the purpose of effecting the re lease of <>eneral Snail, who has been confined sinoe June last tor eon tempt of the Supreme Court r Governor Pollock s message states that the financial cjnditionof the State is satisfactory The receipts, including the balance at the end of the last fiscal year, was nearly 000, and the expenditures $4 114.000?tearing a balance in the treasury of *1,265.000. The State debt has been decreased during the year $->6o,t)00. He recommends the puiagt of a constitutional amendment in relation t > banks, and pledge* to support the present railroad aystem; calls the attention of the Legislature to the prevention of illegal voting, and favoring reform of the naturalization laws by the National Government, and stricter guards upon the extension of the rights of citi ?ens by the State courts He alludes to the repeal of the Missouri Compromise, and con demns the conduct of the officials of Washing ton and Kanaas Territories to force slavery upon an unwilling people Convicted ahd Sentenced ?The five ne groes?a grandmother, mother and three sons (the eldest ly and the youngest 12)?who killed their master, the late George Green, in Prince William county, Va , on Christmas eve night last, were duly convicted on Tuesday night

last, after a trial lasting two days. They are ssntenced to be huag in thirty days after the date of their conviction. The people of Arkansas are agitating the question of an elective judiciary. f^*0n the 26th ult , the receipts of ftotton at >cw Orleans reached nearly 20,000 bales. MEETING OF THE NATIONAL Democratic Asportation will he held at Temperance Hall, THIS (Tbursda?) EVENING, at 7 o'clock, for the purpose of receiving and ant ing upon the report of the Committee on the Con stitution and By-Laws. ???- JYf Peck? of, Michigan, Hon. John V V* light, of Tenn , and other prominent Dem ocrat*, are expected to addree* the meeMnr LUCIEN PEYTON, Chair'n. r^NOT^E.-HANK OF WASHiN^ >2. TON, January 6, 1857 ?The Trustees of this Bank have this day declared a dividend of three per cent out of the profits of the last sli month, payable to stockholders on demand jan 7-'Jt JAMES ADAMS, Cashier. | ATTENTION, WASHINGTON HI?H A LANDERS?You are hereby notltled to IT attend a meeting of the Company, at \our .. ft Armory, on THURSDAY EVEMNf, next the fth January, 1857, for the purposeof Drill' As other busings of Importance will have to be transacted, a full ami punctual attendance Is par ticuiaiy requested. By order of Jno Watt Captaiu: J McKAY, ' J10 7 Orderiy Sergent. ,1'L'BLIC MEETING IN CEORG E TOWN ?The citizens of Georgetown are requested to meet at Foeeest Hall, on I H l? liSi>A V EVENING next, the 8 th < f .Janu ar>, at 7# o'clock, to consider what action Is neceR?Brv In consequence of the rejection by the Board of Common Council of an Ordinance pass ed by the Board of Aldermen, making provision, to < arry out the act of Congress approved Aujjuu 1'th. i-56. granting to every white male citizen of the Uti ed States of the age of 21 years and up wards who shall have resided in Georgetown one \ear the right of suffrage upon paylog a school , tax. Joseph Libhey, WhiKim, Jos. N. FiaEton?De- Feaxcis Wheatley moc:a;y is that the Samuel S Fkarsox government Is in the Wm H Godkv, People, therefore I go Brook B Williams 'or?"*8uflVa?e- Josiph L SIMMS, ' KrR"? Joseph Libbet, Ja, vv m Kirklano, Ueorui Hill, Jk. James F K?sex, Jamb. L Own*, VVmHEdxs. John Hopkihs, J a s A '1a gkddir, jan 6-Jl gr-TSS^ML'TlJAL F1KE INSURANCE CO OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUM BIA ?The annual meeting of the member* will be held at the othce of the Compaay on MON* DAY, January l?th, 1*57, e? 12 o'clock m., when an e.ectlon will be held for seven Maiwernto serve for the ensuing y?ar By order o' the President: jan 3-eo2w CHA3. WILSON, Sec'y. ?f-~^f?FFICE OF WASHINGTON GAS W05/LIGHT COMPANY. Washihotoh, December 15, 18M-NOTICE TO STOCK HOLDERS.?Pursuant to the requirements of its charter, a meeting of the stockholders of the Washington Gas-Light Company, for theelectlnn of Directors for the yeir 1P57, will be held at this office on MONDAY, the 5th day of January next, at . o'clock p m By order; dec 15.eo3w J. F. BROWN, Sert. ?-^s*office mutual fire insur ?ca ANCE COMPANY OF THE DIS TRICT OF COLUM HI A, December 2V, 1856 Pursuant to the previsions of the Charter of this Company, the following statement of its condi tion Is published, viz : Amount of premium notes representing stock ?60.065 00 Arm un' of cash 5,147 47 Amount of losses during the past year.. Utf7 70 jan 3-6t >RE?ISTER'S OFFICE, WASHING TON. December 24, 1856.?NOTICE u Wl*OM MAY CONCERN ? notice is hereby given teat licenses for butcher's sts Jsand for hucksters, also licenses for dogs, wllL expire on tht? 3l*t instant, au i that the ?anle must be renewed within tendiys. . ^ . SAML. E. DOUGLASS, dec *6 -dt J an 10 Register. fcWHAT WE WANT THE PEOPLE n KNOW j-/f O U S E S FV RN l&HEU ?We v.ant Housekeepers and those fc?.uL ? ?0l"nience Housekeeping t? bear In mind that the 3rst, wonl, third and fourth rooms of our large and spacious warehouse are filled to their utmost capacity with ev> ry description of CABINET FURNITURE and Housc funtlsh ing Goods rrenerallv. to which we respectfully Invite ihe attention of those In want of bergal is House* furnished throughout wlh ev^ry article In the housekeeping line vkbt cheap foe ca?h or to punctual dealers at the usual credit Call at the44 Housekeeper's Emporium" andexamine our stock before purchasing. Oar motto Is 44 Quick sain and small profit! >? BONTZ * COOMBS, dec 1-Jm 7th street, between I and K. ?ET THE LATEST AND BEST M. BOOKS,call at the Circulating Library J? FERGUSON, 486 7th st. JUST RECEIVED.-* ft INVOICE OF fine Tinted and French Papers Also, Guilt Letter, Bath Note, Ac. FERGUSON J*n 9 4?07th tK9*. A UAMANTIRE CANDLES, only~*8 cents ? Wi5 JtT* Coffee 15: choice Rio 12*; Burnt Coffee, of excellent llnvor, 15. Another lot of those superior Sugar cured Hams J OS W DAVIS, 11 corner 9th and E streets. kewaed.?stolen from the qp s/V-f subscriber, between the 21st and 21th of December, a patent lever Gold Watch, plain case, Nc 39S4; made by M.J. Tobias Sc Co, Liver pool; owned by Barnard Parsons, of the city of Washington, D C Alto, a Purse containing S25; 4 Silver Table Spoons, marked B P : haft dozen or Sliver Tea Spoons, marked B. P : half dizen of Sliver Forks, marked J W P : two Gold Slides, two Gold Rings and Seal, set with i?l; belonging to the Watch. Being relics of a deceased father and brother, the abeve reward will be paid for the delivery of the same MRS. M L. KKAUNKK, jan 6 6th street and Pa_ ave , im avy Y ard Proposals for Steel-Plate Printing Office Supkrihtendbnt Public PRiEriif?*, > Washinoto!!, Jasuary 7, 1857. { WILL BK RECEIVED AT this omce until the l#th day of January. In - fv.*Dwi a'li o ciock ni ' for printing from steel, in the highest style of theart, 6 4u0 copies fromeach of J4 quarto pages of landscapas and outline sketches,and 3,400copies from each of 260 quaito pages of ca tacae, palaeontology, natural history, and botany, to Illustrate the Report of the Mexi can Bouudary Survey, for the use of the Senate United States. Bidders will state the price for printing earh 100 copies of said plates, and the time they will require for executing the same;. It is to be distinctly understood that no hids will be entertained from any parties not directly ?ngaged la, or practically acquainted with, the work bid for. The paper required for printing these plates will be furnished by this office * p B A contract will be entered into with, and bonds will be required (Tom the successful bidder for the faithful execution of the same. Proposals must be addressed to A. G. Seaman Superintendent Publie Printing, Washington' D. C.,and endorsed 44 Propotmlt for Sftl^lau A. G SEAMAN, jan 8-eodtlWb Superintendent STRAY COW ?STAVED ON TUESDAY thefcth, from the neighborhood of tbe< corner of 13th and L street*. a white and red COW, with* White star In ^ forehead, and a white ftrlpa aloag down h^r nrse She vrai in a poor eoedlMon A liberal reward will ha given for her return to me at the corner ol 13th aad L streets Jan 8 PETER CAMfBBLL British al*iarac afid companion for 1857: giving the Reuse cf Lordf; House of Commons; Church; Judiciary ; Rovai House holds; imports; Rzaorts; Governments or Ire land, Scotland. and 'he Colonic; Foreign Minis ters in England; Brlti h Ministers abroad; Last India Company; Chronicle of the Parliament el 1858, abstract* or Parllameotarv Documents ; ab stracts of Public Acts; valuable article* on the Decimal Coinage Question; oa the Postal Sys tem at home and abroad : aa arbitration In trad* disputes; on the material progress of British la dla; on Architecture and Public Improvement?; on the Metropolitan Communications and Bridget; on the Russian War, and much other useful mat ter. I vol of 34* pages; price Si 60. imported from London, by Jan ft FRANCK TAYLOR. BOOKBINDERS' BALL. The Seaand tiraad Aanaal Rail aad Sapper OF THE ASSOCIATED _BOQKBINDER?. The associated bookbinders ok Washington respectfully announce to their friends and the public that their Second Annual Bsll and Supper will be given on MONDAY EVENING, January l?th, 1857, at Cancel's ? A.LOON The unanimous satisfaction given at our Ball In.t season, inspires us with renewed energy,aad the manager? pledge themselves that this will be the brightest one of the season, and that no exer tion wilt be spared that may contribute ?o tke pleasure of those who may honor them with their presence Sapper will be furnished by 1 'the prince of ee tereiV'?'T Potkntijii. Esfeta's Celebrated Cotillon Band has been eng igrd for the flboesion The Refreshment room will be open during the Ball.?Supper at 1* o'clo-k Tickets (Including Supper and Refresh marts) THREE DOLLARS; admitting a gentleman and ladle*. No hats, cape, or overcoats will be allowed In the hall. The entire committee will act as the Commit Ue of Reception R H MARCELLUS, 11* Secretary Board of Managers._ GREAT GIFT BOOK STORE, UNDER DEXTER'8 HOTEL. - ????S Aa lmaaease nssertaaeat af Flew Bosks will be opened This Day, AND AN ENTIRELY NEW LIST OF PRESENTS wlil distributed to our patrons hereafter. Members of congress, citizens. and STRANGERS will had our stock of Books worth their attention. It lstiie largest aad most valuable assortment ever opened In this city, comprising Standard and Miscellaneons Works In all the departments of Ancient and Modern Science, Literature, and Art. Also, all the latast Publications, Annuals of the Season, Bibles, Prayer Bonks, New Editions of the Pc et?, ^-c., Ac , In Turkey Morocco, Antique, Vel vet, end other rich and superb Bindings, ele gantly Illustrated. A PRESENT worth from '25 Cents to SIOQ, will be given (lm mediately after the sale) to every purchaser cf a Book for which we receive Si or more. per cent of all our net receipts will be placed ia the hands of Ills Honor the Mayor of Washington, to be distributed for the benefit of the Poor of tne city. At the Old Stand, under Dexter's Hotel, sign of the Red Flag. jan 8-tf JL PHIL BRICK. Ag*nt_ Mayer's office. t Washington. Jan 7, 1887. $ Proposals will be received at this ofice uf to l-J o'clock M on the 9th ef Feb:uary next, for grading, trimming, curbing, and laying the Brick ana Flag Footways and Paving the Gutters and Alleys In the First and Second Wards of the city, forming one district; for the Third and Fourth Wards, forming the second district; and the Fifth, Sixth, and Sev enth Wards, forming the third district, (each district to be bid for separately, and to be given to different contractors ) for the year, commenc ing the tfrst dav of April, 1857, agreeably to the following sp clficatlons: The curbstone to be of the beat New York river curbstone, or the best blue rock, In ple:ea of net less than three feet Jong, and not less than sliteon Inches wide, ard not less than thrc? and a hatf Inches In thickness, the upper surfice, or edge, arid a sufficient depth therofrom to receive the bricks to be dressed to that thlckneae, and set In and well rammed to the proper grade, and the joints well fitted The brick to te of the beat quality hard red paving brick, to be leid on a bed of sharp sand, spread fonr Inches deep, on a bed of fine clean grave', free from clay or lam, three inches deep with two cours b on'ed^e next to the curb ai d one course on edge to the inner I1l? where the pavement 1? less than the full width No extra measuremei.t for brick on edge will be made The st<>ne pavement to be of common quant, not exceeding four Inches In diameter, except the stone on the outride line cf the gutters, will ,h must beof six Inches In diameter,and laid on s bed of Cf arse sand and clean gravel, free from any cldV or loam, at Uast nine inches deep, and to be twir u wt 11 ramrmd the second time after being well wet, and after toeing examined (and noi be fore) by the Commissioner, to be covered with flnf clean gravrl or coarse sand and the interatlon between the stones well tiled witn ths s^me itis terlal The flagging to be of the best quality blue rock or gnuse. or New York North river (lagging, in pieces of not less than two feet six lneht-* long by eighteen inehes wide, and not less than three lnche* thick for the blue rock or gneiss, and not less than four lncnes thick for the New Ycrk North nver stone, to be laid on a bed of fine clean gravel, free from clay or loam or sharp *ar.d, alx inches deep, with close joints All grading not exceeding one foot to be rated as trimming The work to be done In the best manner and to the satisfaction of the Mayor, and to be com menced within ten days aLcr the order Is given to the contractor, and to be completed within the time named In the order directing it to be done, and warrantel to stand twelve montbs after Its completion. And upon the failure of the con tractor or contractors to commence the work or to complete It within the time named, or upon his or their failure to execute the work or the mate rials, and In the manner herein required, tue Mayor to have the right of employing other per sons to do the same, upon suen terms as he may deem expedient; In which event tee contractor or contractors so filling shal pay any loss or damage the Corporation may sustain lncoutequence there of. Any repairs or relaying which may be required before the expiration of the time for whlcn the work s warranted to stand, to be done by the con tractor free of charge, within five days after no tice 'from the Commissioner of Improvements of the Ward; and upon failure of any contractor or contractors to maae any repairs, or to relay aay pavement within five days after notice aforesaid, tne Mayor Is to have the right of employing anv other person or persons to do the same on such terms as he may deem expedient: In which event the contractor cr contractors so failing shall pay any loss or damage the Corporation may sustain In consequence tnereof. Bidders arlll also take notice that the contractors will be required to comply strictly with the terms of the contract and the provisions of law. For the due performance of the work and the furnishing of the matetlals as herein requ-red, bond and security to the amount of two thou and dollars will be required of the coatractcrs The bidders will state the rates at which the curbing, paving, and flagging will be executed, Including materials. For setting new curb of New York, Ncrth river curbstone, per running foot. For setting new curb of blue rockor gneiss, per running foot. For laying new biick pavement, per square yard. For laying new stone pavement, per rquare yard. For grading, (whether excavating or tiling,) per cubic yard. For trimming, per running foot For spout-gutter, per foot. For laying down blue rock (lagging, per square foot. For laving down New York North liver flag ging, per square foot. t or laying tve course of brick on edge la gut ten and alleys, per running foot And the rates at which tne f Jllowlng work, ex elusive of materials,? xcept the gravel and ?and, which may be reqalred j For setting new curb, Including dressing, per running foot. For laying new brick pavement, per sqoaie yard. For taking up and relaying old buck pave ment, per square yard For taking up and rasetllog old curb, per run ning foot. For taking np and relaying old stone pave ment, per square yard. _ . . For taking up and relaying old flag footway, per square foot. , Nobli will be received which does not Include an offer for each separate itam of work sad noa te rials. Contracts will not be asslgaable. By law the Mayor 1s prohibited from awarding contracts for the above woik to aay person or per sons who are not practical pavers W B. MA6KUDKR, Mayor jan8 2awtFebV Amusements. FanQ)> XorEDl'i Nalioaal Th?airr. Mim Fapmt M?i4Rt Lmw u4 D treaties# bsyEFiTor nANcora ravel THIS EVEnTnG, Tie Comic Pantomime of ike POVR LOVBRI, After which the ballet dlvertlseroent Ih m riQUTi. hold 1KB. roa bavs, Jobtrd.... Francr Is Ravel To couunence with the Farce of ?LASHER ADD CRASHER. IfT TIME ALTERED - Door* opeced it 0* our tain rises it jf post 7 o'clock Waihiifton Cireis and AmpitteaU?. Coniir ef Ktatt Street tho At?io. Brilliant Success of this SPLHNDID CI RCL'B TROUPE The beat so* perform taw la America, praaentlug a greater host of taiea'ad MALE AND FRMALE EQUESTRIANS. ACROBATS, AND Q YMNA&TS Than has ever beea together la oaeestabilsbao-t TU18 EVENING, The following unequalled arlsts will appear MADAMe LUL 18b TOlKMAIKk, THE FERRANTI FAMILY. MONSIEUR DEBACH. The Prince of Clowns. JIM M\KRS and JIM BURT And Mr E. WOODS, HAWKINS FOSTER . Masters DERIOUS, ALO.NZO, Ar rairaa or anxtasioK. Oieaa Circle 5u Pit ? ChUdroa half price IJT Urand sfternoon performance oa W day aad Saturday Wants. Four laoies' dressmakers can Rod employment at Mr WILLI AN'S. WasLingtoa city. No M Market Space, between 7th and Sth streets. j*a 8 St WANTED-TWO COMPETENT PRO testant Women. OneasNune; the oth?-r a? Cook aid House Servant. Apply at 4SP, comer t f H and Hth streets j *a 7 3:a 117ANTED ?A PURCHASER FOR A Snail vV stock and Fixtures of a Crorery Htoie In thla city. The stand Is situated In a good nelft bo'boad, and offers a rare ind >cemeat to a person ?Whlng to engage ia the bu?lne?a. Terms easy. Addresi C. D , City Post Office jaa 7-tl* WANTED ?A GENTLEMAN DESIRES Board for bim?eif, child, a'd nurse la aprl vat ? 'am.lv. wh? re there are no other boarders. and where the comforts of a home coutd be ob ta'ncd Address" O.J City Poat Office, jan 7-2to WANTED?A TENANT FOR A THRF.t - story Brick House, on L street, near 15th ?'rett but two *q.iare* from St Mathew's Church TLIs houkc comaias eight Rooms For farther particulars Inquire of UEO. SAVAGE, No 324 1 enn avenue. jaa7-3t* ? ???? i??? A GENTLEMAN WISHES TO ENGAGE, by Saturday next, a single Room with Hoar ?, In a respectable family, residing on Cth or 7th streets, between H ar.d I streets. Pieaae addifM a note to MATHEW McDONALD, Wendell Printing Office jaa 7-tt* WANTED ?A WHITE COOK AND Chambermaid Also, a Colored Man Ser vant for Dining-room. Apply at 423 Penn ave nui j\n7JRO C'OACH BODY MARER WANTED-ON ' light work. Good workmen, Inquire at the Star (Jflce. Jnr> Mt? RESPECTABLE GIRL WANTS AS1T nation as Nurse or Chambermaid, or to do Plain Sewing. The best of ref-reaces given A|>ply at the Star Office, Box No 4 jin S4t* WANTED?A SERVANT TO COOK, Wash, and do general Hiusework for a family of two persons A suitable soman may obtain a permanent home snd liberal wages Ap piy at No Xi7 -"th street. betwten K and L straets. Jane 3t? WANTED?A COLORED WOMAN WHO understand* Cooking, Washing and Iron to assist another ; a slave preferred Apply IAS C. McGUIRE, Auction and Commission Merchant. Jaa6-St ARESPECABLE YOUNG PERSON wish** a situation as Nurse, h be can beta* *otl?factrry recommendations. Add-ess Box 14 at thla office JUJ WANTED?THE HK.HKST PRICKS paid In cash for Old Sliver, at HOOD'S Si. vet Ware Manufactory, 316 Penn avenue, near 9th street ' deeSu WANTED?PERSONS DESIRING TO give prrvate dinner parties can be supplied with a first class preach Cook at f i for bla servi cet> on application at GAUTIEK'S RESTAU RANT, 45* Penn. avenue, between l?;h and 13th streeta. dec# A lng, to J/ Boarding. AT THE RINGGOLD HOUSE, NO ?'*, A corner of wth and U streets, Rrat class Board can be secured, with or without Rooma, by lir. mediate application. The fltuatlon is one of the most healthy, ceutrsl, and desirable, being near the Patent and Post Offices Rooms are large and newly furnished. jaa t -3t? BIOARD.? GENTLEMEN DKMRINU Board can Rnd vcr> comfortable aecomm >da tlona. at3U4 Pennsylvania avenue, between tui and luth atreeu. over Mr. Ridenour's Confection ety. dec 3u 1m SUITES OF ROOMS H H \ ISH 1 .D AN IP unfurnished. Boarding, pi'vate Tablea, Ac.? at 533 17th street, opposite the War De|tartmeat. A dee H7-*w? Board, Ac ?mrs. bates,on thes.w corner of Pennsylvania avenue and Mb street is prepared to accommodate gentleman with roots* with or without boerd. Every effort will be made to render tho>e comfortable who may favor ber with their patronage. Transieat or table board can be obtained. ap?-tf TO PREVENT COLD t KKT, CALL AT LAMMOND'S, and buy a pair of Cork Soltr tan 7-3t MATRIMONIAL. A GENTLEMAN 23 YEARS OF AGE, IN a respectable buslr.es. in easy clreumi4u.c*s. and plouily In lined, takes this m-thod to b< ? come acquainted with some highly respectable and pious I .adv. with a view to matsiutonv- K# f erencea aa to character, Ac., given snd required. Address, with full confidence, statin? age p*?.j ton, Ac , HENR V S REVELLO, Washington City Post OtRce. jaa 7-l?r* REMENBKtt?HRnRnBRK, FIR8T GBARD ARSUAL BALL or THI GENEVIEVE CLUB. AT ODD FELLOWS' HALL, SaFYYARD Ob THURSDAY EVENING. M|u THE MEMBERS OF T'jE GENEVIFVK Club taLegreat pleasure m announcing t? their friends and th- public "eoerallv, thatth.'ir Piasv AM.iuat. Ball Will be given at ODP FKLLOlVs' HALL, Navy Yard. or. THURSDAY EVEN ING, January fetb, 1?57. The Membera of the Club pledge tbemaelW ' that neither pain* or expense will be ?r-are? j ! make this one of the ber balls of the season ' >N ttber's Hra*a rnd String Band hasbfeaee ed for the occasion be Supper will b^ervedbyan experlanc i caterer , licketsONE DOLLAR? admlttitg a gentle man and ladles, te be obtained from tbe mem bers of the club or at toe dcor on the evening of the ball. Positively no hats or caps allowed In the hall room except those worn i>y members of tb* re *~ spectlve clnbs. QtmmiUtt ?J ^rra?<?MM?(i Robert L Childress, Andrew Norte*, W illiam H Talbert, WulUm a U?lt_ James A Matblemn, Joseph L Souer George W W ood, jaiJ 7 Almanac h dk ootha tar isaf; ?iy. log 'he households and personnel of ^erv European Government. Imported per st am. 1 Europe, by (Jan 5) FRANCE TAYLOR HEVOVAL. Q AMU EL CHILTON, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Ac , has removed hla offi, e to iLe ba* merit of the house of Jobnton Heliea, Ere cn the corner of 5th street and Louisiana avenue" dec 30-lmQ DOMINOS AS HleU AS DOL RLE NINE * (Jani iw) THE LAKKs * MOWBRAW A GONDRAY S PKRFU V,e RY, at ()aa?-lw) ? THE LAKES. J ur YOUR HOLIDAY Ci(V>P? c< ' dec 1# McLAUOHLTN k C<? B