Newspaper of Evening Star, December 17, 1857, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated December 17, 1857 Page 2
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EVEN INGST AIL WASHINGTON CITY: _ Per rm her 17. 137? \^J~ A?tTrrtl?en*e??? ?ta??*l4 be ee?t i? bT 1* ?'clock m.; ?Iherwise they may i?> ?P p^tr ??ill lh' ?'*' day. SPIMT Oh THH MOKNING PKtiSS. The Union argues fruin facts and document? that it was early determined by the Topeka leaiifn U> submit to no Constitution for Kansas, however a<weptable all it* provisions might be jvr .?*, unless made by themselves Tha InielHqrnctr*.? editorial oolamns are to day deroted to an interesting summary of yes terday's pr?s*eeding? in Congress. WASHINGTON NEWS AND GOSSIP Skv\tor DotaiAK.?TbeRichmond /iwy//< rr> of the day before yesterday, contain? an earnest plea in favort not of the poritiou of Senator Douglas on the question of the accept ance of the K.insas Constitution, but c4 the idea that he mny hold that position and be re garded as in full commbnion with the Demo cratic party. While we heartily subscribe to all the Kn<ft'irtr'? regrets on account of the course the distinguished Senator has seen fit to pursue, which has distressed no man iu the land more than ourself. we ri-speetfully protest against its argument that a statesman may be againit the Democratic party on the only Vital issue of the times, and still with us. The great opposition party of the day?the party waging ?war to the knife, and the knife to the hilt against the Democracy?now one and all staud tide by side with Senator Douglas on that im portant issue Their newspapers, for a week past. haTe been devoted to dinging his praises, and to anathematizing President Buchanan and the Democracy for opposing the views which Senator Douglas and the Republican party hold in common All around us the ar guments of the members of the Republican party now in Washington are to a liko effect. Now. the Democracy have either to maintain their present position on the question, or to go over to that of the Republican party. To take the latter course will be to strike their flag at the behest of abolitionism; and to destroy the party not only at the South, but at the North? to obliterate it from tho list of American polit ical organizations. To do so, will be to insure the triumph, not of Senator Douglas and Gov ernor Walker at the North, but of those who more closely represent the spirit in American politico to whit.h Senator Douglas bows in hie last effort?^ j n a tor a Seward, Ilalc, Wilson. Sumner, ft ?l. As a Democratic party man we are again.-t any such course, and feel it to be oar duty at all hazards to warn those sympa thizing with us in national politics, against being transferred over to the Republican party, as all tho.-e will risk being transferred who may follow Senator Douglas in his late course. Friends tell us that he does not design part ing from the Democratic party, and is now anxious to act in harmony with it. That man does not live who would be more gratified to find him doing so thanour*elf. notwithatanding the moral strength with which he lias invested our enemies of late ; for we cherish the recol lection of what he has been to and for the De mocracy with oa kind regard as any man can. We must state, however, that, as yet, there has keen no public manifestation on his part, of a disposition to cease to labor to strengthen the positions of the Republican party ou the Kansas question at the expense of those of the National Administration, and his old jxilitical associates generally There is no man living lor wh >m we are dis posed to go further than for Stephen A Doug las?for, a fortnight ago. he had our warmest political sympathies and our entire confidence We will not, however, follow him to the po sition of lal?>ring to build up the measures and rolicy lor which, it is undeniably true, the en tire Republican party are at this moment strug gling with might and main Our political friends at a distance may rest assured that we will joyfully chronicle any movement he may make towards an abandonment of the positions of the Republican party he has so strangely taken of late, which will g.ve us, we repeat, us much joy as any other man can experience. We must tell the truth of the condition of public afi tirs here, however, wherever the Consequences m-?y fall. That's a duty we owe to Democratic prin ciples. and we shall continue to perform it fearlessly. The New Horsr II\ll?We entered (he new House Hall yesterday, for the first time. Its every arrangement, except for the accom inodatiou of the city and a?s >cia?ed press, are capital The latter, so far. are abominable. The reporter for the associated press very properly declined attempting to report under the lack >f facilities by which he would have been surrounded He could not have made faithful reports ; so he windy concluded to at tempt none, we hear. Hid there been any thing like a real day's work attempted early in the day. in the Hall, we. too, should have been compelled to ap]>car yesterday with a blank in the place of a Hou>e report. Half the new members are strangers to ns. an l at the dis tance we were perched up from communication with the body of the Hall it would have been impossible for us even to have ascertained who wa* who escayiug to participate in the pro ceedings of the day We trust that arrange ments will promptly lie made to accommodate the city and associated press in ihe body of the Hall in a light gallery facing the seats of the members, and raided not more than three feet above the floor of the Hall, where there is ample space and an appropriate place for them Most of the representatives of the di taut press, chafing under the present di* abdities of their new position, seem disposed to find tault with the general arrangements of the Hall, and will doubtless '-give them Jessie' iu their letters for publication. I or our part, with the exception of the par ticulars described above, w? think the change a great improvement, indeed The new Hall is, by long odds, much the finest deliberative chamber in the United States in all its conve niences and appointment*, and is destined very shortly to become universally popular with the Hou*e and country Its acoustic advantages are most signal ; while it affords no opportuni ties whatever for lobbying?an achievement in its construction of incalculable advantage to the future of the National Treasury. Ihe force of ex-iuember lobbyites -quite an aruijr already, though the session has but just opened iuu?t carry on their business under theeyes of all. Tins alleged corruption against which the press of the country so strenuously protests, cannot be p?t down until both Houses ?>f Congress require from every ex-memlter a written declaration that be is iu no manner in Un st-d in their legislation ere he be admitted to the intrte of their halls. We regret that matters have come to such a pass Rut SUch is the fact, aad the House should make the or der for iu own protection from the lobby ers while ln ?? ---ion. I*HR -ipsei ii.?Yesterday was a proud day iu ihe Senate of the United States for the Dera oeratic party cause. Iu young champion? b<?nator ?Jreen?with but a tithe of the cxpe . enje ot his able opponent, replied conclu sively to the sophistry with which that gentle man surrounded his late tergiversation, and u.ade it apparent that, however much be (Sea no* Do0yl*s be disposed to continue hit eoBMCtian with the Democratic party, he cer tainly occupies positions so entirely antagonis tic to it, as that all the influence he may be ex erting upon the popular mind operates to strengthen tie party of Senators Saward, Hale, Sumner, Wilson and Wade. That there is no roundness "whatever in the obje<*tions alleged by Senator Dougla* to the aoeaftance of the Lecumpton Constitution, and that those objec tions are simply an ingenioua tebash of the p|?a? so often uttered in the chamber by the Senator's great prototype, (Senator Seward.) Mr. Green made eo manifest that he who did not appreciate those tacts must be dnll. indeed His effort was the theme of more praise laat night among tfrsj public men or all parties, than we ever before beard accorded to a firs: ?peech in the Senate oC the United States Tar. Enabling Project.?The New York Evening Po*t proteMs against the idea that the Republican party of the Senate will sustain any *ucb half-ir?y niearuro under existing cir cumstances. as the enabling bill Mr. Douglas proposes to bring forward, and intimates an in' vitation to the bonorabte Senator not to be ma king two bites of a cherry. It would giv*j us more pleasure than we can express if the remarks of the Post on the sub ject may have the effect of opening the eyes of Senator Doiigfcis to the entire isolation <-f his future political position, if persisting iu it with out designing eventually to mount the Repub lican party platform. Not being a believer in any such intention on bis part, though very sure that be cannot persevere in his present course without sooner* or later finding himself a thorough co-worker with Senator Seward, wo may not inappropri ately call his attention to the article iu the Pont to which we refer, showing plainly that he must either elect to retrace his steps, or to proceed on in the direction in which they have been turned of late?leading, as all now see so clearly, to his thorough identification with his old political opponents A SLItiRTLT JkM'ISTICAL LF.TTF.R FROM Bricuam Yot/Jia.?Acting Commsssioner Mix has received a letter from Drigham Young, da ted October 7. 1857. He writes : "I improve the opportunity bv first succeeding mail via Panama to inform you that I forwarded iny report and accompany in:? p'.per* for the rjna' terending Septeml>er, I""".*?. l>y the hand? oi the Hon J. M Bernhlsel, our delegate to Congress, who accepted a very courteous invitation from C ipt. Van Vliet, t".. S. A., to cross thf plains with him en route to Washington, and notwith standing 'lie quarter was not quite ended. I deein<?d tliat course all the more proper from the fact that the jnail to thin Territory from Inde pendence, Mo., had been Mopped by the l'ost Office Department, and it was not known how so.?n the mail from California might, also, tic " I have ;?l?o the honor to inform you that I)r Ciariand Hurt, a U. S. Indian agent! in this su perintendence', ?av.' tit to leave the field of his of ficial dnlv on' the-Jtith of September last in com panv with Home Indians, whom it issaid he hired to escort hint t?* the U. S troops, and without having made any report fo me of hi* wishes and designs, or of the disposition he had made of the atl'-urs of his agency " Such an occasiontess and nnwise movement on his part, altogether needlessly exposing him self to sickness, hardship and (lancer, 1 din all in inv power, upon the earliest intimation of his plans, to prevent, as will l?e seen by a letter ad die?i*ed to him, (a copy of which 1 em lose,) hut which, unfortunately, did not reach his place of residence until a few honrs after his departure. "Trusting that my official conrse. as at>ove Indicated, will meet the cordial approval of vonr judgment, I have thr* honor to l>e, very respect fully, Baton* m Vodsg, ?? liov. and tr vj} Supt Indian Affairs, 1. T " In the letter to Hurt, above alluded to, but which was, " unfortunately."' too late, Brighftm advises Hurt against starting unless with a suf ficient escort, which he < Young) pledge* him"e!f to furnish. (Ju-nk orf Half Cockrh ? Mr. Cox, the meml>er from the Columbus district of Ohio, read an essay yesterday iu the House against the acceptance of the Kansas Constitution He, too. is evidently ambitious to get before the people on the subject as soon a?po?sible Ihere was nothing m<-re in it than has been a thou sand time-3 said before with far more force and effect by an indefinite number of opposition members and stump speakers on the opposition side It wi? but a rehash of the speech of Sen ator Douglas, by no mean:! improved by being seasoned to the taste of the Hon. Mr. Cox, who. evidently, doe? n ,t bid fair to set the river on fire oratori.ally The few remarks iu reply frrui Mr. Hughes, of Indiana, were well-timed and appropriate, marking him for a man of sound patriotism, good sense and reliable Democracy. Such were the impressions the*e two honorable made on the Democrat* who heard them. Rkmovko.?The following clerical removal* hive beeu made by the new Clerk of the House. Yix: Wm P. Ingraham. Chief Clerk; $2,160 per annum. Joseph L Chester, Ass't do ; ?1,S00 per an num. Jno D. Thompson, do ; same pay. C. B. Adams, Librarian ; fame pay. N. B. Markle, Ass't Clerk ; same pay. Win. Haslett. Assistant Clerk : sime pay. J C. Oreenleave, C. P. Wallach. and Rufus Prentice. Map Clerks; salary per annum each. ?? RrMGNr.n.?The purpose of resigning we yesterday attributed to Gov. Walker was duly carried out ere the sun went down. It is to ha presumed that bis manifesto or pronunciamento, in answor to so much of the Message of the President as relates to Kansas, will now see the light, without longer delay. It is to be expected tbatex-Sccrctary Stanton will fire ofl bis next. " How we apples swim'" Til* Navai. Cofrts or IaqtiRr.?Before Court No. 1. Lt. Porter is to read his defencc to-day. Before Court No. 2, documentary evidence is being submitted in the case of Commander Johnston. Before Court No. 3, in theca*e of Commander Chauncey, Commander Young and Lieutenant Waddell were examined for Government. Tib Wkatbkb?The following report of tba weather for thia morning is made from the Morse Telegraph line to the Smithsonian Institution. The time of observation is aboutH o'clock a. m.; Decimbek 17, 1847. New York, N. V. foggy. Philadelphia, Pa. cloudy. Baltimore, Md cloudy, mild Washington. D C cloudy, mild. Richmond, Va clear, cool. Petersburg, Va cloudy, warm Wilmington, N. C ...cloudy, cool. Columbia. S C cloudy, cool. Charleston, S C cloudy A ugusta, Ua raining. Savannah, fia.............raining, cool. Macon. t?a................cloudy. Colombo*. Ga raining Montgomery, Ala stormy. Lower Peach Tree, Ala...stormy. Cumberland, Md cloudy. Wheeling, Va cloudy, cool Barometer at the Smithsonian, Htj *;0I, falling. Thermometer, on the Smithsonian tower, min imam last night, Jl^c; near the ground, 16%'. C7* Harper's Magazine for January, received froin Joa. Sbilllngton, open* rich, indited, con taining more chapters of Thackeray's -Virgi. nians," and Reade'a ''Jack of all Trades," to gether with more of Htrother'a 1 Scenes in the South," a powerful atory, by Mra. Gaakell; Idle wiid. the home of N P. Willis illustrated by R rhard*. ahd a general sprinkling of good thiaga ?pictorial, literary, &c. li^Kx-Prrkident Pierce's carriage sold at a> e Hon in Boston, the other day, for ?III). Toe pro c ?? d* are to be devoted lo the suppoit of the poor of Coneord. N H ILT tut National Kra aspects to loae one-third of iu auljMcripticn list in consequence of the hard time* CONdR ESS ION A L. Thirty-fifth Centre**?Ft rot Station. I* th* Ssjiatk yesterday, after we went to press, Mr. Green continued hi* speech?He re gretted the manner and matter of Mr. Douglas's f">?rka, dictated he doul4ed nor ?,ya pa tolotlc purpose, yet emulated to prejudice the case. In throwing the weight of hi* influence against the I.eeompton Constitution, he had tend ed to fore?tall the judgment of the people As fr?lhe,?,"V.,Ce?f tb* dwlu(,"?n,< of Mr Douglas from thr Message, Mr G preferred to forbear inquiry with the view of either adopting or con testing all the premises of the President s aryn m*nt in tnt* case. The objections of Mr Douglas against the I.e. S?nMU".lton illative to the qualific ations ,l"- system of tanking. teveime Ac ^1 i Pr^nt d'Wiwslon, which' should l>e directed to the sin-le question in the Constitution of Kansas rtpHkitcan / That it wa? so could not ?*? denied, and that no defer t attach ed to its formation he would show by a variety of considerations This Constitution was framed In conformity with the Louisiana treaty, with the a"- a"d wi,h ConMitution f the I uited States Noenahling art wasnece* sary to initiate the proceedings of a Territorial Convention assemble.! to form a State Const itu r-*tat)ii*h?d precedent and sound theory ?7/* ... "PPO^d to any such rule, since eh'hf of tile I erritones of the United States had formed ^VT! V^l?i1'* wi,hom ?ny '"'"h enabling a- ts. while the dangers that ml?M possibly ari?e from cr>tistitutions for mi d in pursuance of Conore si>>nal authority, but yet not immediately accen ted by I'oni-reNs. were strikingly illustrated in the case ,,t Missouri A State tbun formed was endowed with the attributes of independence and sovereignty btfore admission Into' the Union While in the case of constitutions formed without' **pte<* Congressional sanction It remained for that ?K'dy to invest then, with authority at pre cisely the proper time?the moment when tl e State* entered the I'njon. The Kansas Convention was legally called and fairly ronsfitutrd. If It did not rppre^nt all Hie ( people of Kansas, it was Wans* of the contuma cy of those who declined to vote, either from the consciousness that they were a minority or be cause tiiey factiously refused to r< co"iii7.c the le pal authorities of Ihe Territory. In either case they were estopped from complaint. And nnder Ihrsc circumstances it was to be taken as the presumption of law and of f>ct that the peudin" Constitution fairly represented the |K,opI?-..f Kan" sas, sinc.e that the people could act as well by del egates as in their p. imary and collective rrpr men tation was characteristic of our American system of governm-nt, and applied as well to the form ation of constitutions as to other expressions of the popular will Nor was the Convention un der any legal obligation to submit its work to the people for ratification. No provision to this ef fect is found it! the net of the Legislature author i'iny 'he t onvention, nor in the or"Htiie. art of Congress, While it is historically true that a ma jority of the States have entered the I'nion with constitutions that were never submitted to the people for ratification. As to the pledges alleged to have been made by ludividunl members of the Convention or bv the Federal authorities in Kansas, the speaker'held that they were foreign to the present inquiry of Congress That the pledges of the latter were made with a full recognition of the power of the Convention alone to tlecide in this matter, could not be denied Acting-Governor Stanton and Governor \\ alker ;.diriit this fact in their official manifestoes, which, even when speaking in favor of submitting the Constitution, are to be under stood as having p.imary reference to the great d'stia-ting question of llie Territory, the estab lishment or interdict of slavery. If now. ns a in itterof policy and propriety. f|,e Convention chose to submit this latter tonic lo the popular suffrage. Mr. (ireen thought its mem l>ers had adopted the mode best ;:d:'pted to elicit a lull and fair expression of the popular mind on ? his subject, which, in Iwing presented sjt,.,|v could Ik- definitely settled without distraction of judgment arising from considerations based on other portions of the Constitution Moreover if the question of slavery had been mixed up with the other provisions of Ihe Constitution, and the who.e instrument in this fomi submitted to th people for rejection as well as adoption, tinny voters might have chosen to fore_.,i the expres sion of their will iu regard to that "domestic in stitution," from a desire to procure for Kansas a speedy admission into the Inion under the Con stitution. its framed by the Convention, whi ther W"hi or without slavery As it is, this question con d be der ided ?in<?lv ami satisfactorily. ac cording to the wisties of a majority; :?nd fort his reason, if for 110 other, the Convention act, d wisely 11, withholding the residue of the Ccnvti tut lot,. In view, therefore, as well of the facts as of the law involved in the present case, the speaker held that tbe State Of Kansas should bere'eived ,1',? !'!?* ' '"'??? r the p? riding Constitution, should the same be submitted to Con^rex as \%as p! oii.tltlf \u puMic considerations \if* thought, could Ik- urUe,| against-neb a course while moiivs of civil duty couspiied with the maxims of constitutional law to pioniote a speedy ^''tfknnpni of fhfs vexatious controversy on | terms now prese?|ed It was the interest of la , tiaticism, combined with projects of territorial speculation and pecuniary gain, to keep this quec 1 oil open as long as possible ; to such a re silt he hoped the Congress of the United St afes would not suffer itself to b - made tributary Mr. Doiiglbs, ii, reply, expressed his gratifica tion at the fairne** with which the discus-ion had liHf-n < oi>d ik h d and roirn tfd some linear. preheicioi.s into Which th- ?peaker fell in com menting on the |H?s,ricns of his (Mr |) V. p,e vious 1, He had not held that an ei.ahiina art was essential and indispensable to the forma tion ot a constitution by a I'erritory, or t.? the ae cep?:i?( r of that constitution by Congress; nor had he argued that a failure to submit a constitu tion for popular ratlfieatioudeserved to b-eon-id r.Tii ' " *tob??dying t he popular , ? it might be re< eived, whether with or With out submission; but In the existence of doubt on ie point, the dis< retiou of Congress was invoked [ to make .-, deei-ion which should l.e just and MX?' V; lhr l"emi?es. A cot,stitntion which did not thus emliody the will of the people not a /?. in>i,hriiii Constitution in the hi<r|,est sense of the |ci,?, and as such should not 1^ ac cepted hy Congress. After si.tiie further remarks from these "en'le ineu, the Seicate adjourned. In tiik IIoitkk, the drawing for seats was con ? luded, and <>n motion of Mr. Carupltell of Ohio, a resolution was passed accoiding to the clergy rucri of Washington who might ofiiciate as chap lains in the House llall a member's privileges of th- library. ?" Mr. Jones rejiorted from the Ways and Means Committee the annual invalid itension bill; com mitted. Messrs Stewart and Howie presented memo rials from Messrs. Hrooks and Whyte, contestiu.r the seats of .Messrs II. Winter Davis and J !\f* Harris from Maryland; referre<i Mr. Smith reported back from the Printing Committee ihe resolution to print *211.1 Ull extra cop es of the Message and arcompjinyin" docu ments. Pending the question on it?' = Mr. Cox addressed the House against the Kan sas views of the Message, and was replied to by ?Mr. Hughes, of Indiana, when the resolution was adopted. Mr. Faulkner moved a resolution for the ap pointment of a select committee of five to inquire and repoit on tbe nuttilmol |>ages, messen-rers. Ac., necessary in the new Hall; which,aHerdis cussion iietween Messrs Hanks, Jones of Term Houston, Florence, Cllngman and Garnett. was amended on motion of Mr tlarnett, by directing the committee to inquire also what additional measures for the preservation of the health of the mem Iters were necessary, and?on motion of Mr .. ence?what additional accommodations for the press were necessary, was adopted. The House then adjourned. Proceedings of Tn-dny. In the Senate, t< -day, much ^morning busi ness?the Introduction and reference of bills rev olutions, .Ac.? was transacted In Ihe course of these proceedings, Mr Hunter reported, from the Finance Committee, a bill to authori/e the ls?ue of Treasury notes The said biM having been debated conversa tionally by Mr. Hunter and Mr Simmons, was made a apecial order lor to-morrow at 1 p m The Senate went into an election for a printer, With the following result. Viz; For Mr Harris, (of the I nlon) os votes Mr. Weston |u Mr J C. Kives I ?? Blank I '? 1 hey next went Into Kiecutlve session, where, in they were engaged when Ihe Star went to press In tiik llorsR. to-day, immediately after the reading of the Journal, Mr l.eldy announced Ihe death of lion John G. .Montgomery, of Pa , the member just elected to represent the district now represented by M^ I. . in an appropriate oration, and ottered, in concluding, the resoiu fionn usual 10 such occasions. Mr. Florence, seconding the resolution, al?o delivered an eulogy upon the deceased lr. Ii Marshall opposed I lit* resolution to ad journ ov^r. Mr Stephens if Ga., and Mr Adrian advocated the resolution to adjourn over; and the question P"' resolutions, they were all adopted, and the House adjourned for the day. 1 L'lT Vt?*v Hoosb TuMiiriv ?The case of James p. l>onnelly. who was convlct.d of the murder of Alliert S Moses, at the Sea View House, Hljfhlands of Neversink, \ J , has now passed from the Court of Appeals of that S'ate fs^x-rcls^'lh* cl",,l,ency oft^ Court of Pa dexu ' ,|,,?,?ppy tn IU will have to suffer pr"*uy of *0* on the Hth of Jan uary next Kx-Governor Pennington, aided by several Infineniial citlxen* of New Vn k, Phila delphia and Washington, are making strenuous etforts with the hope of obtaining a commutation of the death sentence A petition, aumerou.lf signed, has t*en -ot np for that purpose, and it will be presented to tbe Court of Pardoni on tha in^v The (femicide of Mall Ins. The Stauutoa correspondent ol th?? Richmond Dispatch gives some further particular)* of the tragic affair by which the young man Mullins < f lit is* City. lost hia life: * ^ Mr Downey.he sayrs. 1* the resident minister of the Catholic rhnrrti. in Stannton. and. a* micIi. in tli'' spiritual counsellor of thr Irish la Itorcr* employed on the railroad and other pablic work* of that section of oQQiitry. Intelligent, liheial and sociable, he hail made many warm friends, who deeply lament the unf.rrtuit.ite posi tion he is now in W illiam Mullins was an Irishman by birth, and a stone nitter by trade He i* said to have l>een a steady, industrious man, and respected by those who knew him Some years past an Irish orphan girl, nimed Margaret Leigh, came to Staunton, and w.is em ployeu a* a servant bv George A Armantrout.tbe jailor. Attentive, industrious, and modest. Mr. A. thought very high y of tier, and spoke of her pood qualities to his neighbors. Twelve or eighteen months since Miss Leigh bee-ame ac quainted with Mullins, and doubtless iteing pleased with his appeaiance, accepted him as a suitor, and was rt-uularly visited by him up to the time of his death. About the 1st of October pasr, |)r Downey,who had purchased a house on Augusta street, oppo site the Catholic church, and refitted It for his own use, needed a housekeeper, and knowing the character that Miss Leigh l?or<?. engaged her *er viees, with the consent of Mr. Armantrout Some short time after this, a friend of Dr. D hinted to him that Miss Leigh was on intimate terms with Mr Mullins, whereupon the Doctor denounced the Insinuations in unmeasured terms, declaring that the young lady was entirely virtuous, and had always borne an unexceptionable character A few days after this occurrence, the same inti mation was made to Downey relative to the jrirl, coupled with the assertion that she was tntitntr'. Fearing that something was wrong. Downey, on returning home, questioned Miss Leigh as to'the f oundation of the rumors he bad heard, when she f aiikly confessed to him that she had iieen se duced by Mullins. under the solemn promise of marriage, and that she expected to be a mother in the course of three months Doping to l>e able to save the young lady from shame, Downey sought Mullins, apprized him of her situation and urged him to marry her This Mullins prom ised to do, but continued to postpone the event day after day, until Wednesday last, when Miss Leigh, receiving an intimation that he was about to desett her, secured the services of Lawyers Haiman and B?ll to bring a suit against him for " breach of marriage contract." the initiatory steps to which were promptly taken. Dr. Downey again sought Mullins, and urged hmi to comply with his engagement to Miss Leigh, and thus save her from shame and infa my. Mullins airain promised to do so. On Saturday morning last. Downey sent for Mullins and had the unfortunate girl ready with witnesses in order to perform the marriage cere inony incase Mullins would consent Downey Invited Mullins into his l?ed chamber adjoining the parlor, where the two conversed together for several minutes, but not in tones siitflciently dis tinct to be heard by those in the adjoining rooin Downey was next seen to return to the sitting room, go to his bookcase, took out something, which his visitors supposed to l?e a book, return to the chamber, and in a short time thereafter Ilonihaii heard some one propound the mtestion "Will you marry the girl ?" Mullins reply was ?I am willing to go before a magistrate and make a clean eonfussji)ii. \\ followed the witness

could not say, but in a short time tie heard the report of a pistol or gun. On entering the bed chamber Mullins was found shot and he soon alter died. Many rumors are afloat in Staunton in regard tr> the affair. Downey, though over fifty years of . is charged with beint: the seducer and de stioyer of Miss Leigh, ana it is urged that he ex jH-rted to compel Mullins to marry her through , Ills influence over him as ??spiiitual confessor," I ?, ,f"lls own shame. Pinditi" that Al nil ins could not be driven to such a course he became exasperated and killed him on the spot" The fi lends of Downey, in reply to this charge, say it is utterly false, and reason thus: Miss lii?l only twn fn hi* service ei^ht wn kn If he had been her destroyer, he would have known her situation, and, instead of taking her to his own house, would have sent her off, and thus held his own secret. A man of his sense Would not have trapped himself by pursuing the course he did. s PERSONAL Col F.-.untleroy and John C Rreckenrid 'e Vice President, are at Browns' hotel Geo. Latimer, I5 S Consul at St. Johns, P. R.. Hon. Sam Houston, Texas. Com. Reed I S. .Navy. Capt. Randolph, do., and Capt c! Graham, I S. Army, are at iViilards. .... Thirteen thousand five hundred copies of Mr Thaek-ray's "Virginians" were sold the tl'st day if was issued .... I'an Rice is performing in Baltimore: sols I) Angri, Vif-uxtenui*, the tiewlv-iini>orted Ital ian primj donna. M ile Carioli ; j?d also the Welsh Nightingale, Miss L. Williams. Notieiiig the withdrawal of the Furniss libel suits, the New Orleans Delta says: "We are informed that since the return of Mrs. Wood man to her lather, he has again Wiitten to her. in Ins own peculiar Myle. threatening to publish Otlje, letters of tiers, unless she should retiaef the statements contained in her affidavit " Starti.ino \kw< kkuv, ciuxa ?The mails by the steamer F.uropa brings the intelligent e that several lulssiou.uies in China have been t.on. denuied to death Apprehensiens are entertained as to the fate of the Rev. K. S Mac lay of the Methodist mission, though the dates aie merely fiom llong Kong and Shanghai; and the reports so vague as to foreshadow no ?uch result Such feirs. we think, are idle. - r* A?ADhM\ OF Ml SIC, IIUi and Petm flis *1? v1'" v VvVT "Hssokl's Mkssi ah," I HIS R\ R N I N t, lorins the subject ol Air. '"Q" H * Lecture. Commence at8 o'clock. It -v-^-t AIMTOL HILL M. I!. CHURCH.?The L? Ladies of the Capitol Hill M. K. Chursii re spee ful.y announce tluit the, have commenced ho ding i* I I M I \ A I. in Columbia Hall. New Jer sey .ueniie, south of the ( 'apitol. at 7 o'clock p. in . an<l to con'inns during this anil next w."?k The preparations are such as will render! lie h estival the it".'? t'.rt* 'A*1 t,!ey ,inve J et held. <)> ster* Hot t oftee.iod ( onieotionery of every kind will set veil up in such a manner as to please the taste ol an epicure. F ancy Articles of every variety, suit of ? .^r.r?i'rl n*"e,""; to"',,h*r with others of a useful as well as an ornamental character in abundance. As the proceeds of this Festival are to be applied to the finishing of a church that has ac coiiiphshed much good and that is still carrying on a nee' e/n,"f*-',r"7l,'lS Wedand conhdently ex pei ted that the friends of the chureti and the nub'ic wtio have heretofore l?-?n *<> Kind and liberal will again extend that patronage which has slwa>s been gratefully received, acknowledged, and lemmn '"r"' d 17 tit fT 5^A'' TKNTION SCOTT lii;ARDS!-Vou > "rfU?/\rVi> ordered to attend a uieeti?:K ..f the V::",pAn>.,T,V V?,H H:(iW < ' ' FVKNI Nli, 17. at the Light Infmitiy Armory, i'liiictualitv IS essentially noeessary. and is earnestly requested. An election of oUioers to hll vacaucios will prolmbly take place, liy order ?>f the ?tlii ^t* LIKI TIvNANT COMMANDING. [T 4 PDBLK SCHOOLS.?I am instructed by I ? the Mayor to say the I'ui lie Schools will l?e closed on I- nday, the lath inst.,toaffoid the Teach era an opportunity to he present at the Lectures ai d Debates ol the kitucation&l Convention at the Sunthsoniau Institute. ROBKRT RICK KTTS. Sec. ASSI:SS()RS' NOTICK.?The voters of f 1 the several wards will please take notice that he Assessors wi I attend at the places designated below Irom 10 o'clock a. rn. to 3 o'clock p. m rverv d iy. except Sunday and Christmas day. from the 15th to the 3 st of this month, inclusive, for the purpose of revising and cor.ectmg the poll lists: l-irst Ward-Samuel Kedfern's. corner of Penn sylvania avenue and Nineteenth street. J?eeond Ward?fieorgeT.Stewart's,corner of 12th and II streets. ^KiTa'JSr-V1?!" M* '? street, betw.en 7th and isth streets. Fourth Wanl?City Hall. Fnth Ward?B. t-. Dyer's, New Jersey avenue, Dan I. ?f reels tonth. i Jl'il ?iW"?tfc,,'-.WBf!1 K street, 1^ Hfli Mud firh Htrrefs. ^Vard?John H. Bird.corner of 7th street and Ma ry land avenue, als?veO. Boswell'sdrug st?-r ? U l?'"U COLLKCTOR'S OFFICE, LJ*. . ^ . Cirr Hall. Novemlwr 5, 1?T. Notice is herebr given to all persons who hava not Paul their I axes for the present year. And to ait who are in arrears for previous years, that at the expira tion of six?* days from this date, or as soon thereaf ter ss the advertisement can l?e prepared, all proper ty on which the taxes may remain u- paid will head vertiseU and .old lor the taxes, as the law enjoins. I nose who do not wish to he put to the heavi ex pense attendant on the advertisement and sale are requested to pay in season. t JAS. F. IIALIDAY, n6 eotJan 5 Collector. CRF.AM. of the purest Cream, at *l.5f? L? P?r ration : W'ater Ices, Cakes of every va riety and styles; Jellies, Charlotte de Russe, Blanc Mange. Pies of various kinds; and everrthine nice W'vp^?p I1irai1?'nt the ,>HJ LA DKLPHIA K.I.CREAM SI ORR, corner 12th and F strtets. d 9 I in SJHAWL PINS, new styles, for Lftdici and Gcn ^ LAMMO.ND'S. I ADIKS' FANCY IIAIRPIN8.b-autifulsty.es \j and eheap.at (d 11-30 LAMMOND*S. THR PUBLIC.?The undersigned respect fully notifies the public that he will attend to the collection of Accounts and Rents placed in his hands with promptness and hdaiity. Ail business now in his hand will l?e closed up without delay, and prompt returns made. May be seen at Capt. God dard's office, and Accounts may be left wrh him for "'d 17-St? A. K. L. KF.hSE lu.'Q HARPRK'S MA(i?ZINR FOR J AN l?y)?S. | ARVrevived and for sale at Sh7ll,u< ton's liookstore. Single numbers for tala. or sub scriptions tak^n f?r the year. Subscriptions received for all the magazines at tl e publishers' priees, delivered to anv part of the city Or sent per mail to all parts of the United States Apply to J?)S. SHILLINWA^ . ? Bookseller, Odeon Building. d 17 <* corner st. and Pa av. Mrs. heller. no. i*i*?n 7th and CHRISTMAS PRESENTS. M. W UALT A BRH. have just received large addi'ioaa to t hair stuck of goods, especially designed for Hik holidays. Persons in iwoh or novirici in invited to ex amine their asflfctment. whioh wilfbr found to etn braoe evan poipbla mini ?fgoods in their line. M. \V. SALT A BRO . Jawel!e??. 524 ra av? Wet. <th?P<' loth ?t?. *17-3t ins.,.a avenue. I e ffth etreeta, respe#fslly invite* the iadtes of Washington M* viei n-ly to her hi re t openieu of XVlKTER^C^F ff ATS. .1* she has * fired no puns in ?eleet-^cr^ in* a large and hand *ome assortment of louable HATS. RIBBONS and FI.flWK.RS.MMl will lie happ? t<i sHf nil the ladies of \\ a* In nit on nt her opening on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. d I7-?W * FM.VK SHIRTS.? Twenty-five dozen * u peri or quality SHIRTS. FRENCH BOSoMS. st itched l?y hand, with or without oollars, are ot ered for sale, by the dozen or half-dozen. nt v?tt low prices, to cover advanoes. S. I.. B4NDF.U d 17 .tt *3 sontji aide Pn av.. bet t% A Pth at*._ TVTKW* ANI) SUPERIOR PARIS MIL1.IN 1N FRY.-MRS I. CLARK baa mat re oeived at No. 3W i) street, between 7th and Htli. (lip stairs.) a large and Itemntiful assort inent of fashionable Paris MI I.I.I N FRY.* to which she invites the attention of the ladies of the l)iatr:ct. Her terms are niodernte. to suit the tunes, (.'all early. <1 '7-91 C^HAMPAONK ANI) OTHER SPARK I.I.N?t J WINKS. I have just received? |fn baskets Fleur de Bouzy Wine, mjr own nnpor tanon ?1) do Heidsick, imp. by Renault. Francis A Co. 12teas** IX l? do F. Schiutzspahn. tuckets Jules Mumm by J. G.A J.Boker. 5 os es Mnmn Imperial do. 5 do |)o Cabinet do. 5 do I ,cihf rnucnmilch do. 5 do Neirsteiner do. h do R ndeschimer llinterhauter do. r> do Grutihauaer do. ft do Moselle do. S do Hock 5 d? halt-pint liottlea "Cabinet Champagne," imported by Bouche. EDW'D C. DYKR, d 7 eofit p?. avenue, bet. 12th and 13th streets. D 'P B A I. T I M O R K 1 Y P K FOUNDRY. Tins Establishment i^ prepared to furnish every article used in a PRINTING OFFICE. MKT \l. TYPK. WOOD LETTKR. Fl RMTI.RK, OR \ AM t NTS. BORDKRS, BRASS RULE, CITS. INK, PRESSES. STEREOTYPING and EI.ECTROTYPING. at abort notice in the best manner. LUCAS BROTHERS. 171 Market street, d l7-e??3w Baltimore. Md. FOR ONH WEEK ONLY^CUMM orT(for <Ash only i to reducc stock, the following arti cles: I .adieu' Dress tioods. consisting of? Silk and Valencia Robea, Beautiful Bayadere lilacs and fancy striped Silks, R ich iaui'jf and plain striped Poplins, Bright figured and plaid Valencia and Merin??s, Mouxcliiicde Inline Robes, Plain colored Uelstge. (all wool! Silk and worsted Valencia*. M .sses. and cludren* Plasd Shawls. Kich Bavadere. plai I, figured, striped, MouseltM de Inline,(.".II woo,) Plain bright colored French and English Merino, Striped a> d lis it red French Prints. Sc ?let, Mu??, green, crimson, red, gray and figured Joscy Flannels, Rcautifu! Chenille, Brooliti Sheila, Net. and Plaid Shawls, La.I :es" black, brown, g'een ar.d drah Cloth, for La dies' Mantles and Cloaks, from *1.2i to $>? Ladies' velvet and c oth Clonks and Mautleg, For one week only. Selling at cost. GEO. K. ALLKN. d I"-fiteo No. Pa. av.. next to l?th st. KY G OODS SELLING OFF AT tkkDI CED PRICES, To close out this season. We are now selling otf our large and well assort ed atock of Rich Fancy Dregs Good* and General Staple Goods, at inuch less than former prices, to close them out this season. We name a few great bargains: Superior plain French Merinos at fi.'H and 75 cents per yard; very handhonie Plaid Merinos at 2S. 3^, and V>c. per yard; all lancy dress Silks and Silk Roks-mmcsl les? than cost; very rieh figured all-wool Dc Lain* and Vale:itia?; a li?-ge lot of Shawls and Scarf , very eli^np: Ladies b ack and grey Cloth Cloak*, very han.lsoine and at mu<-h less than former pricee Also, just received from Auction, a large n.d ele gant assor'inent of rich Embroideries?in Sleeves, Collars, and Svts: muslin and cambric Flouncing*, some in 4 > ards strips f<?r skirts, winch are ve?y de s.rahle, and at about hall p/ic-. JO" We invi'e the special atten'ion of all Cash purchasers to thealiove articles, with many others not eruinera ted. COLLEY A SEARS,i?7th street, d 17-diw s doors uorth of Pa. are. RUCTION BARGAINS, BAR<jAINS. French worked Collars and Kmhroideries, Camlino. Swim and Dimity Rands, Ladies' French worked Collar* and Sleeves, in sets Iroin .51 to ?K. Laihes' !? rencli worked Collars, from three oents to lilies' silk, merino, Iteaver, and kid Gauntlets,*.. cents a pair. Lad.' s' inrrtno Vests and black lace Veils, V\ lute and br<>wn Tabl? Di'per. Inlants' H??ods. 15,act elastic Bells. I2?? cents: Brass Hoopt, ?-> cts a set. Linen Boaoius,feta.: kul Gloves.2%ct?.; Reed^.4 ct?., Superior black velvet Ri'and, from IJ'j ct . to ^3 apiece. Lad es'anil Mioses'Skirts: white and colored Hoop Skirts.( wad led) ladies' linen Handkerchiefs.8 cts. Infants' \\ ai-'t* ami Koiiea.ver* low. Superior Bonuet HiKind, ce U. Nai.kiiiS.fi1, cents. P,it'll arid Merino Scarfs, Labes' Mantles and ?*loaks, from *?to Ladies', mioses' and l>oys' woolen *?loves and Ho Miry. G KO. F. ALLKN. d 17 titeo No. jm Pa. ar., next to lothst. 'IMI HIRK.-A im.ldie-aged YEi.LOW MAN. 1 He has alway s I een accustomed to horses. an<1 he ia a good crriage driver. 4'an come well r c ommendfd lor honesty. industry, and sobriety. Ai y gentleman in want of a Coachman will do well to call early at J. P. It A RTHOl.tHTS'S Agricultural Warehouse, No. 5337th street south. d 16-3t* Ql.OTHING MADE TO ORDER. G ntienifn wi hmr to aupp y themselves with line Dress and Frock Coats Black and Fancy Cn.<siniete Patital<Miiis. Velvet. Si'k and Sa?in Vests. ina<le 10 their measure, in the l?est manner,are invited to ex amine our prei>ent large variety of G ?sls for Gen tlemen's wear, which we w II furnish at rates con ?idembly Iwlow the iijiiial ci'% prices. WALL, STEPHENS A Co., d Ifi-fit 322 Pa.av.. between !>thand l?th sts An education a 1. convention WILL BK II KLI> AT THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, WASHINGTON CITY, I . r? On THURSDAY, FRIDAY, and SATURDAY, Dec, 17tli, Iftth. and 19th. ltL7. On Thursday evening, at fi1* o'clock, the Conven tiou will organize for transacting business, by the appointment of a Chairman and Secretary. At"?J* o'clock a Lecture by Prof. A.DiXiTRY.of Washington City. Friday. at 9 a. in., a Dis< ussion. At l?n. in.. Report of the Committee on the Edu cationnl Statistics of the District of Coluinbia.with Discussion. At il a m.. a Lecture by R ich'ii M. S*'tu, Esq , ? if Alexandria, Virginia. Subject?"Public educa tion politically e.ad socially considered " At l^t p m ?* Discussion ol the Report 00 Sta ti>tics. cout 111 lied. At 7S p. ui. a Lecture by Hon. H. HiRTiARti, of Connecticut Subject?" Reforniatorj Education and Schools." S iturda>,at Ha. m..a Discussion. At It s. m , an Address by Geo. B. E*er???x, I. - m . of Boston. I'r ifessors Baciik. HRMRv.an<lotherdistingiiiah ed friends of education, will be present durinu the sitting of the Convention and will participate 111 its d-'lit?erat ions. School Committees and all friends of eduoation are invited to at'end. I'ree entertainment will be provided for Delegates at:d especially for Lathes from abroad, who attend the Convention. By order of the Columbian Teachers' Assoc atioa. O. C. WIGHT, Pres , (.'HAS. B VOITN'?.S?e d IS 3t J^OTICE.-FKESH VENISON. ?L HAM MACK A BRO., .^Bi have this day reoeived a hue lot of V KNISO N , which thev are serving 11 in their usual style. d 16-31* ^yOOD! WOOD!! WOOD!!! U. B. MITCHELL has now on hand a good as sortment of Oak and Pine Wood.nud will sell on reasonable terms. Call and look at my stock, as I would be pleased to accommodate ail persons who IVel disposed to patronise me. Ward on Dili street, lietween Pa. avanue and E street. No. 4511. d H-lw* (GENTLEMEN'S DRESS H ATS.?Oar assort 1 ment of DRESS H VTS from "ileeb?" isr-? now complete. With the "patent" rtexib e leath er, makinf it as ets* to the wearer as the eofi^^ hat. Gentlemen who have not seen this improve ment are inv.ted toca'lat STKVEN'S il 14-fit Sales room. Browns' Hotel. ^ DINNER PARTIES. ~ f^ENATORS, Mcuitiers of Congress, sad all Gen tlemen who desire to give DINNER, SUPPER PARTIES,*o..o?ncallalC.GAUTIt!R*S,wbera the} will hud elegant suits of Parlors, Reception, ard Dinieg rooms, furnished in the beet manner, always reads, nnd where they will be sure of having everything prepared in the nio?t fashionable style, a:d at the shoitest notice; likewise on the moit reasonable terms d 14 2aw?w PtESH ROLL BUTTF.R.?Just reoeived, 300 lbs. Fresh rOLL BUTTER, fr^m Rooking ham c ?untjr, Va.,and will r-oeive weekly fn?tr the same dairy. ??EO. THOS. STEWART. _d lS-fit City Market co-ner 13i h and H sta. C^MK*P PIANOS FOR SALE OH RENT ^ Two Pianos for 9 '5 each; one do. $15; two do. ?100 encli: two do. fl^esch; in addition toa a-ga stook of Boston and N?w York unnvnlled pitnot. d 15 If JilHNF, ELLIS. MCLAUGHLIN'S STORE, t^tween Eighth aad Ninth streets, is the p??e for Christmas "~~u ?? ? d 15 tf Pa. avenue, between Hk and mth sts. ^gSEMBLV ROOM?, MISS JULIANA MAY Resptctfully annoenoee iNt >wr foocert, whir* a w? ?" y~narjMtshhr. wiii poeaivey take p *o? on TI'RSDAY KVKNIftG NKXT. Ofcmtwrtt. (Iteing (m> itively |?r iMt appearand* in Washing t<m previous tob*t departure for the See*hi On ?Inch cmmoii ihf will If imiiIH by SlUNliH TlltKRINI. lli* lr?x. Hlli.\OK MODOLPIlOSKN. Baritone. Mr. HARRY SANDFRSON.ih- favorite Pianist. Tiokets $1 fnrh ; tent* secured without ?*ir* eliwi*. i onoert In ciinmrnM al ? oYlook. d I" if I^HR VOI \?; BACaRUM^ CM H take great pleasure in announcing to their m friend* *i*i the ptiMie ceneraly. Ilul their First Grand Ball will take place at Odd Fel b?wa* lla'l, Nivt X ard. I?er-em?>er H el. Ik?7. www FtiIit particulars in future adferti*cm?wt. II JHF. WASHINGTll X T H fc A T K R. * W. STrsnr. (also Lessee o( XX'attack's Theatre. New Vwk.l Mr STI'A R T legs in annonnee that the building know an Camera Saloon i* n<w m:derg,ing altera at ion to transform it mio A S\i?i.l and Ri.ft.aST Tii k? t n r. Contracts have l<een ni de witft aid ihe th-atre will l>e constructed bs Mr. I>nrr. ?f this eiry. after ?< design furnished !?? Mr. Bonrciaael t. The first p?r ? forinnnce wtil take place on Cueist mi as Day. Tlie season will ri?nM*t cf sixteen weeks. rompri sing perbmnaticrs of Vhe highest r a*?. The ssbeerih?r* are kindl? requested tf> pet 'heir sutler istions to Messrs. Kikk? A Ca , liuilnt. The plan ??( tbe orchestra ms'l? and private Imtn ma* l>e ?een at the Thrair* <>ti ,M< n>la* next. ?n*-f4 H'm. B A Int'l.t XV Vl S I t A RT. J^IRSr GRaNO bam. of thr season CKAN1) FIREMEN** AND CITIZENS* BAI.I.. The VIGII.ANT FIRE COMPANV,? fGeoree town. D. C.. h?e l?ive to announce their friend* and the public genemliy. that tliey will jn( give their Nmlfi Annual Kailal Forrest fl.-vil,/TB on MONUAV RVENING, D'c 2 at. ir.77. LJ*, TkuCnmrant pledge themselves to make thir ?me of the h??l Kali* of the waom. No luvt* or ftps whi 1-e allowed hi the room, ex cept those worn t>y Firemen. No intoxicated person* will l>e admitted in Hi* Ball Room. A at rong Poll#* force will l?e m attendance !?> pre aerve atrict order. Supper ai.d Refreshments will l?e furnished ?>* an experienced caterer. ScrHt's Celebrated Cotillon Bsnd lis*- been engac # <| fi*r the occasion. Tr-kets ON E DOLLAR. admitting * Gentleman and f adtes. Mating- trt'H' on tk( F*rt nf tkr f'ittr?n*. Hon. R . R. Crawfotd, A. I.. N earl>*. I'm.. Il'?n. Henry Addivn, H XV. Blunt. F.io . Onld, K?r. tu Hugh Caperton. Faq., ISil. \';?tiderwerken, l.ii , Bladen Forrcat. K*a. M'innttmint on the Part *f iht Cemfumu. IIkii.C Addi*on, i??tin w<^?it. J no Shackelford. I.ftti'l. Brown, Henr? O. Reaver, Heo.Collma. Jut* T. Fmdiy, John XV Ori ik. S Kronta. John J. Mc()tiillan, inn. Therker, Joacpti Knonta. 4 in (iK ?ve to A WD MILITARY ANI? CIVIC BALL or TIIF Washington Yagers. The WASHINGTON YAGF.RS l^? leave to ami'iuiioe to their friend* and the rnhlic gen erally, th*t the* will nvo th?ir BaM.ettke \h?crril<? Ro'.tn* on Mi ^ N U A\ l.\>.NIN' ,i Peceii'l>er3$tli. 186". ^ '1 lie Committee pledge Ihemrelve* to make tins one ??f the beet B?lla nf the ??ikwi. The Bar and Supper will lie furnished by C. Schafer. Welier'a Celebrated Bind haa berncnn?fed for the oscaion. Ticket* ONK DOLLA R. itdmittitit a Gentleman raid Ladiea. Cfnmittre rf f?.S. K. I^?> tier, S<t. I? Schulz. >'?t John Wuhl, Corp. F. Stinting. Private c. Jii?i. d ?i> I . I'll.S. ,Th .*? \l Mhociai. nop R .C.C. CON NOLLV wi'l give hi* rexi Social Hop. n FRIDAV KVKNlMi PN.MKM " the <lld Maaomc Hall, oorner of loth and K arreei*, ha vine removed tii? Darcmr A<?ide-i my ti?cret? ?,????? wh'ch occasion he will in'?? u-?"^ duoe. tnroiifh hi* pupila.the Reeiment*i t^oadr.lla i and Bohemian Circle, l*?th of a Inch are adapted to M''itarT and Cine Balla. N. I* Visitor* are invited to participate in Mie Teri'?iehonan feaat. d 15 TATh.il" A n n u a i. bai.l OF THK "Merrie Bachelors." The MFRRIF BACHFLORS l^v leave to an nounce tn tnc public that Ihey will haveau i?ihcr one ul their (iioriou* Renniora on THI RSIHV FVh MM. I)ec. T n. 1 ST at Odd Fellows'Hall. Navv Vard. to wnich fhe,rL?j#^ numerous friends, the ladie* c?pceia!ly, are mv ited. Withers' Celebrated Baud lias t>een riigaced lor the occasion. Supper Itirniehed by J. C. Reynolds of the Kldo rad<< House. Ticket* ONK DOLLA R. Cot/ltnitt't of A' ran if m' nt.'. I .ein'l. f?r?ddis. Wm, Clements, Ch.a?. Miller. Jr.. Wm. liaddi*. F. Triay. Ja*. W . Noticrtsoa. J no. Rainbow, I.. A. Tiiell. J(M?. Rus*ell, lieo. Padcett. Fd. Banks, '1 faos. J. Mi'ler Wm. H<Mlce. dx-7t? f to an A WAHT8. WANTKD? A COOlv. Knquirc at S74 H str? ? t, between 111ti and T4t|?. tt* V|/ANTKl?-lii a respectnUe M <u. *kith a wife ww and one ckM,t M Tl A riON either i*> the citv oroonntry. He understands fanning perfeeri*, and would co as overseer or otherwise. Would l-e wil irif t?i drive a waxon in the city, or work b* the ilt? or ill tilth. Recooooendation* gi\.-n. Addrr?? JOHN ??. F. MA\GI Hth stre-t. near Fast Capitol, ur Post Ortine. Waakmctoa citr. It WANTFO TO IIIKL.-A ro d, second-baid. one horse, rndlevs ttl.am Power, for three months, or I wi*' pnrehasi*. if prn*e tuit*. In ?mire at Georgetown Po^t Oih-:e. d I i XX .T hAS.it %\TAN1>U.?A atea^ly, truety. and attentive t" MAN (Whitewi co.ontl; to Cook and XX.ait on one pera ?n. Pav .*J" per n oi'h. Apply, with r comnieodation. to A. B. NORTON, corr.er of I it h atrect east and Pa. av.. at alaut 4 o'clock (. m. <i lii-eo^t* %%?' A N I'KI)?To sell, rrnt.or exchanre.for City " Property, aatnall FARM I) ii?x in the Distric". a short distance from the city. Imtitrc at No. !TJ Hth street, la'and d l? tt* IXVANT A SITI AIION XS OVKRSl-tK ~ Gardener. I understand prun rx. craPtni.-, Imd din<. and >w?rp n; fruit t?ee?. Also. re?e.ai>e lanninc and the management of har>da. I wrl pro duce the Itest references. Appi) ???! tl?e Vu< House. No. atlT Pa. avet.ue, or npi!? to n.e bv ctter. XV. IU'VX At? I). d l<i-2t* Alexandria Poet Offic* WANTKU. ? SIX to KIGIIT TII??I>AM? DO LL * RS, I'.ir thrt e i>r ti e ??rf for ? hi< h ^ecll^ty will be n r- ii hi Heal R tite Mtnnteit ,.r Peon avenue, between Fth ami nth s's. Irmn r I this r?tfic*. ? Kdf fVTOTICR.?The subscnl?er havins just opened sm l> OFFICF. of liK.NKRAl, INTFLLI<*RN< K at No. 319 C street, between Wh and ?th. and next to Todd's Hat Store, and opposite Bank of XX aebiot ton. requckta the citizens of X\ ;.a!nnir*on tn)ti<e bim errouracemeat. The anbreriber's ob;cct ;s ?n secure good servants to our ctuz i:s, ni.d to hid ?U>table place* for Servants who come well reco?r mended. Such as demre einpl-w mcnt. and sncn * are in need of proper Servants, should give me a ra i a.'- soon ss convenient. d 7-1ni* J IROM F. G II.1.1S>. \%' A NTRD TO H I R F..?1 .r thetcrm' I ?? yeara. secured on an improved farm, ol so' acres .b? a deed ol trust, situated near the cits. In terest paid annua ly. Any oi.e wishine to invest iq that wa\, wiil please a<1diess J. II. S.. B< X , XVashincton oity, statin: when and where *n inter view onn lie had. Interest paid semiannually if pre fer red. n17 tf BOARDING. 1>RIVATF BOAR ll -\ lady and centlem n or I two single rentlemen, can t>e aec ?mm<?da;eil with a pennant front ROOM, id floor, r.eat y fur nished, with oi w.tn nit Board, in a private family. Soehi dr?n or iM>ir.'ers in the family. Plea?et? ar pi? at S'7 I street north, between ?th and 7th streets, d I4-Jt* \1 L'TUAL FIRR INSIR A NCR COM PA NX . i>l NOTIOR. All persona insured iu this Company are u tthe.i that tneir po^iciss will expire on Monday, the JSih instant, at H o'clock p. m.. and are required to l?e re newed at or l-e lore that time. Incaaeaay endorsement or alteration is desired, it will be nuoessary to mske it known aome da* s pre vioua thereto. dft-eod4t CH ^S. XVII.SON. S e>. \VrR XVOLLD RKTIRXOl K I HANKS TO our friends for the literal patronage we have received, and by striot attrntion to iivs^ll thein garments in elegant atyle, ami to suit all tastes. [ f XVe have now a large lot of CLOTHS.*^^ C\SS1M KR KS, and VRSTINgS. which we m vite our friends and strau<ers to oa I ami examine. We have a very large lot of read) made COATS. PANTS, and VF.STS.of line g..o?ls. which we will sell as cheap as can l?e iMiiight any where. li-nts FI R NISHINU (ilMIDS of ail kinds; a'.l which will lie sold very low for cast. J. T. Mel NTOSH A CO., Merchant Tail^re, *52 Perm.avenue, n 24-eoim near 4hi street. ^ GAUTIER'rf FRENCH RESTAURANT In soliciting yonr patronage for the coming season. I respectfu l) <*11 your attention to m* present un sur, assed facilities of business. Having m?de arrangements to supply the largest Dinners, l^slls, and Parties, at a few hours notice, on the m^st rea? onalNe terms, with ererythiug pertaining to the most fashionable entertainments. My house presenta advantages that oennot ?>? iirpyased, if equelUd. Kntire Dinners and Desaert lamiahed without any trouble to yourael/ or family. at moderate ?na'ges. A Fibbt-cls as Frkmc h Cmn uan be seut to your house, at a amal! etiagre of %g. for hia aenriees, and marketing,or sack articles as y?>a n?y wish, pur ahaaedat coat. Also, China, Glass, Silver ware aivl Table Orna mema C. GArTIRB. d7-eogw ygps.a?> ne. HI. MnLAl'GHLINi No. V t* avenue t?e ? tween ttk aad 9th streets, is ope tag this week new Goods, selected last week la New York. d II