Newspaper of Evening Star, January 22, 1858, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated January 22, 1858 Page 2
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EVENING STAR, WASHINGTON CITY: FRIDAY January 22, I?}?. 117" AdwrJlifinfiit* ?lioulr1 he tent in ky IS ?'clock ID.; tlhrrwiif th?*y may wet ay pear until Ihf ufit day. SPIRIT Ob' THE MORNING PRESS. The Union's leader la upon Kansas matters this morning The Intelligent**' is occupied with news, for eign correspondence and Congressional pro ceedings. WASHINGTON NEWS AND GOSSIP. The Rec.eneratio* or the Drama.?Thin M*a, dreamed of by persons of cultivated taste* all over this country for years past, was most forcibly realized last night by the crowded au dience of intellectual people for the most part, that on that occasion witnessed the representa tion of Dion Bourcicault's master-piece?The Lift of an Actrevs?incomparably the best play that has been written in the English lan guage in the last quarter of a century. We ?peak of it here as a whole?as a histrionic ?work of scenic effect, of Addisonian literary finish, of elegant and classic wit that would have graced the pen of Laurence Sterne, of exemplification of the manners and passions of the society of the times not to be surpassed by Charles Dickons, and of pathos that invariably draws tears from all susceptible heart* beating in unison with highly cultivated minds?as a literary composition. ^ e repeat, we know nothing histrionic of this era that will compare with it?nothing. As presented last night, before such an audience as we mention above, it generated such a fu rore of approbation as was never previously manifested in a place of amusement in this city, except on the night of Jenny Lind's first appearance here. In truth, the piece was so artistically and truthfully rendered in all its many characters, as that we hardly know whicu of the actresses and actors deserve most praise ; all being apparently perfect in their apprecia tion of their several roles. Mr. Bourcicault's representation of the dif ficult part of Grimaldi. was indescribable in its effoct. To be appreciated, it must be stu died in person. No one present last night failed to comprehend that, aa author and actor com bined, he carries in his mind jewels of artistic ralue indeed, rendered far more brilliant than those of his cotemporariea by the long course of patient study which had enabled his genius to revive in thebe times?in the plays of the day ?the wit. the literature and the chivalry of the drama of the age of the Spectator, with out its obscenity?iu trick of jandering to the gratification of the grosser passions of frail human nature. We recollect his wife's fir3t season in Ameri ca Child, almost, as she then was, she hardly gave promise of the rare qualities as a deline ator of the most delicate and touching senti ments that warm up the female heart, and ?when shedding a genial influence upon our less susceptible and fiercer natures, of the oth er sex, keep bright the links of the chain of thought and association which assimilates the era of childhood to the purity 'of eternal bliss, that the genius ajd patient cultivation of her husband have developed in her to a degree so remarkable. She Is no longer the petite fe male buffo that delighted the pit in years past, with the quixxicalities of her jocular capa bilities?but the finished actress-delineator <>f divine sentiments, which., as she renders them, remind men of strong thought absorbed in the struggle for supremacy in life, of the continued existence of the almost forgotten golden ele ments in their nature, which when permitted to exercise their legitimate functious, smooth the rough path, and enable those to enjoy a par adise of thought whose will is strong enough to close the d<?or. at times, upon the strifes, the jealousies and the trials of every day outer-life. Throughout the piece, as represented last night, the enthusiasm of the audience actually ran ahead of the play. Thus, even when the imaginary audience behind the scenes cheered the fair debutante, the audience before the cur tain were so infected with the imaginary senti ments oi the unseen, as that every throat and every hand were eloquent with loud and long applanse. But we have little more space for this subject to-day. To Mr Ettvnge, the stage manager?as well as to ail the other gentlemen and ladies who participated in getting before the Washington public the remarkable intellectual treat en joyed with such gusto last night?many thanks are due. for his part of the entertainment. The task of drawing out and harmonising the capa cities of the others was a most difficult and del icate one, and his success in it deserves due ap preciation. With the single exception of a lack of proper attention to costume on the part of one or two of the ladies and an outre vest that made its appearance in the pic-nic scene, his ar rangement* were all as faultless as the acting of Mr Bourcicault and his wife. It is to be presumed that The Life of on Atirt*\ will be repeated here over and over again during the balance of the engagement of the latter, for we feel assured it may cram the house a dozen nights. This evening Mr Bourcicault repeats hiB favorite character of Sir Charles Coldstream, in his own -l ied Up;" ? part and piece of rare merit indeed As played in the Washington theatre a few nights since, the bouse was kept in * "f excitement So with Mrs. Bourcicault also, in Bob Nettles?the afterpiece It is very oertain that those who would attend this even ing should go early, if hoping to find even ?tanding places. Tax PROJETT Co.irER!*l!*G the Api>ortiox fturo9 Clerks a.id Messengers.?We have no idea that the bunkum scheme of Mr. Smith, of Illinois, to change the manner of the selec tion of clerical employes and messengers of the G?n?r*l Government can poasibly succeed. In effect, it is a mere revamping of the similar project that passed the House at the last ses sion and failed to g?t through the Senate, wer* ?gainst it. The fact that such schemes are seriously urged, proves the general impracticability of hasty and inconsiderate legislation, as well as the fact that honorable members recognise the baneful power and influence of the small Poli ticians of the land?the seekers after small places under the Federal Government?wh.?re name is, now, Legion. We have often argued to prove that nine-tenths of the corruption in public affairs grows out of the increase of the mania for small offices or places under the Gov ernment, which has already generated a cross roads and grogshop oligarchy that has been shaking its dirty fist over the bead of the rep resentative. until too many of the latter class spend more time in attending to its demands, by way of propitiating it, than to the legiti ?sate discharge of the only duties the Constitu tion devolves on them -those of legislators. W? are fast becoming a nation of office-seekers, be cause, among other reasons, the member, in too many cait*. setk* to maintain his position in public life through his successful exertions to propitiate the clase in question. This bill of Mr. Smith ?s in fair keeping with the march ol the time- in the wrong direction and the action of the II<>u*e upon it shows that the conservative spirit which formerly distin guished that branch of Congress, is nearly tinct. However, all this is but the natural se quel of th"e prevalence of the dostrine that places in publie employment, instead uf being honors and trusts requiring in return, full and fair equivalents to he rendered to the Government, are mere "spoils/' The idea that any man or interest has the right to office, carries with it ne cessarily. the corollnry, that (he pay incident to office is a reward, not to the faithful and effi cient discharge of official duties, but for portir.an services at the polls and elsewhere?a doctrine nowhere to be found in the Constitution, or laws of the land. The introduction of Mr. Smith's bill, is indeed a very palpable stride on the road to the adoption of the practice* which prevailed in old Rome at the period whon her society and government was most corrupt; that is, when her offices were auctioned off, and the Emperor's favorite horse, if we mistake not. wss invested with the functions of the Consulate. 80 we arc going. PkKSIDENTIAL PlTIF.S ANO PRESIDENTIAL Annoyances.? Tho Journal of Commerce, that so universally says the right things at the right time and in the right way, discourses somewhat philosophically over that most inter minable bore?the avalanche of curiosity-mon gers and seekers after small offices thnt hangs upon the Whito House, an utterly insupport able incubus It was the death of President Harrison, if not of President Taylor. President Buchanan, being inured to standing such boring by his long previous connection with official life here, has not had his constitution affected by it. Nevertheless, that it has proved a serious interruption to his discharge of more or less of his public duties, there can be no doubt. Wo quote the article from the Journal of Commerce on the subject, in the hoj>e that its republication here may have the effect of inducing such people to abstain from crowding upon the Executive at all hours?in season and out of season : '? It cannot have escaped the observation of gentlemen accustomed to visit Washington, and at all familiar with official life in that city, that a very large proportion of the time of the officers of the Government is occupied by persons having no business to transact, or any excuse beyond a mere Idle curiosity, for intruding upoti tbem, during the hours demanded for official business. Our institutions are republican, or, if the reader chooses, democratic in their character, and we would go at far as any reasonable person could desire, in iuslifying and sustaining the simplest and most democratic customs, in the relations of our Federal officers to the people at large. "Such Is now the extent of the country, such the varied interests of the people, and such the facilities for travel, that the capital is constantly tilled with visitors from every part of the lana, not excepting the red men of the wilderness. Americans are blessed with a large share of cu riosity, and of the thousands who visit Washing ton every week, few ladies or gentleman would return satisfled had they not visited the President of the United States.' The levees, which are public to every* ody, to 'all elates and condi tions of met,' and women too, affud a very good opportunity f"r the gratification of thiscunosity, or love for distinction, and the attendance on these occasions is becoming so large as to posi tively be a burden aud a hardship upon the Pres ident and his family These levees are crowded by every clans of people, f.om Senators to coach men, fro? ladies of title to servant girls, and are becoming almost beyond the capacity of the White Iiouse. ?' But apart from these public receptions, the President s business hour* are intruded upon constantly by persons Laving no business with Lim, and who merely ' call to pay their respects.' And beyond this, thousands who have business of ?omi- sort with the Government imagine it can o ilv be done with the President himself, where as it most likely In-long* appropriately to some of the Cabinet officers, or (terhaps to some subor dinate Bureau through which it must pass 44 The nature of our institutions lias had a ten dency to encourage this practice, and to carry it almost to the extreme point at which a different one must inevitably be adopted At the present time it is next to impossible for the President to discharge his official duties, 011 account of the great inroads made upon his time in matters which have no necessary relation to the Execu tive department, or which at all events, ought not to be carried l?efore the Pre-iiderit except through the appropriate channels We imagine that the day is not far distant, when the Presi dent will t?e obliged to adopt a standing rule to adinit no one whose business does not immedi ately and appropriately come under his direction and control. Such a system would not only re lieve him from a very great annoyance, but would enable hiui to give a suitable hearing to those whose applications or business require a hearing by the Chief Magistrate. This he is often una ble to do; aud perhaps, as <t matter of necessity, imiHirtant cases are decided where the parties feel that they have not been fairly presented and understood. 4- A proper appreciation of the circumstances and customs to which we have referred on the part of persons visiting Washington on business or pleasure, would doubtless lead to a very con siderable reform. Individuals, while they think their own case will occupy hut little time, do not reflect that thousands aie in the same posi tion, and that it is the aggregate of these annoy ances which makes the system so burdensome, aud which must, at 110 distant day. lead to a compulsory change, unless toe goorf sense of the people should lead them voluntarily to abate the evil." Financial.?Sweeny, Rittcnhouse, Fant X Co , bankers, quote stocks, currency, land war rants. Ac., to-day, as follows, vis : Offireti. A*kert. Corporation of Washington Stock.. 100 100^ Corporation of Georgetown Stock.. !*i M5 Corporation of Alexandria Stock... HI fr1 Virginia 6'* !<? Missouri 6's Tennessee li's Kentucky It's .....101 102 Ohio O's. 1*75 100 lof California ? s...................... /2 <2 Illinois Central Railroad Stock.... 90 f)ist Columbia and Bait. Currency, }i a V Philadelphia do.... a % New York City do.... par. New S'ork Stale do.... \ pr ct dis. New Kugland do.... \ ?? Rhode Island do.... \ 44 Illinois and Wisconsin do.... 4 44 Interior Pennsylvania do.... I\ a2 " Interior Maryland do....2 a2% 44 Delaware, large, do.... \ a 1 '? Obio, Ky., Ind and N. O. do....l^ 4? North Carolina d?....4^ aS 44 So Carolina and Georgia do 3^ 44 Virginia do....3 44 Canada do I ^ 44 Michigan do. ...2 44 Missouri do....3 44 Free Indiana do....3 44 Silver Com. Buying. Selling Mexican dollars 105 Spanish dollars I<?> Five fianc pieces !?7 0* Knglish silver 4*0 |r<$ Old American half dollars 101 Old American quarter dollars liri Gold Coin. American gold 1.001 ?<*?}? Victoria Sovereigns 4 t?7 4 f?0 Ten Thaler pieces 7 83 7.<K) Ten Guilder pieces ... 3 9e? 4 00 Spanish Doubloons 10 SO 10 HI Bank of Knglarid Notes 4.M i HO Land Warrants Buying. Selling. to.acre warrants, per acre 00 06 90 44 ?' sfl 120 44 " 77 P0 1U0 44 44 fe7 X Kxchangeon New York... % a \ Do. Philadelphia Do. Baltimore .... w This indicates but little difference in exchange between the cities, and looks to an early resump tion of specie payments by the three cities yet suspended The hanks, having this fact iu view, are doing but little to accomuudate their custom ers. Money, however, is more abundant, and persons with known ability to inake prompt pay ment tiud 110 difficulty in getting what in?ney they want, of private bankers, at tf a f p*rcent. Second-class paper is bard to be negotiated at any rates. Treasury notes are refuted to be t; ken in New York by the banks, and arequoted at M and Wljj The same rstes will govern here. We hear of but few sales of Corporation stock. No Inquiry for Bank stocks, and, as usual, we omit quotations Land Warrants are in active deoiand, and have ,c.?nta per acre since our last report. . General Land Office has advertised to be re stored to market, in June and July next, the land on.the railroads in Iowa within the six milti, and offer for sale a large quantity iu the saute State, aot heretofore subject tc entry. Appointments bt the President? By an I with the advice and consent of the Senate ? Beverly L. Clarke, of Kentucky, appointed Minister Resident of the United States to the Republic of Guatemala; to be also Minister Resident of the United ?ute* to the Republic of Honduras, pursuant to the Vtbrection of the act of Congress of the 18th of August, 18.MS, entitled "An act to regulate the diplomatic and ? miular systems of the United States." Fay ette McMullin, of Virginia, Oovernorof Wash ington Territory. Abraham Kencher, of North Carolina, Governor of the Territory of New Mexico. Alfred Camming, of Missouri, Gov ernor of the Territory of Utah John Hartnett, of Mis.?>ari. Secretary of the Territory of I tah. Justice.? of the Peart in the county of Wash ington.?William Cooper. Charles R. Queen. Richard Burge.'s. Richard R Shekell. William G. Palmer. Terence Drury. Henry G. Murray, George Mattingly, Patrick McKenna, Franklin Darley, John R. Queen. A llt'XBrn ExPLoncn.?That there never was a greater humbug than the Republican party idea which Messrs. Douglas A Co. have caught up?that an enabling act is necessary to the admission of Kansas in the Union?is thoroughly understood by nil who know the history of the different Territories that have one by one come into the American Union, ac Stales. Others, however, may be deceived by the pertinacity with which it is urged; and, especially with which the tact that one was passed to enable Minnesota to come into tbe Union is urged. We quote from late Washing ton letters in both the New York Tribune and Times, both essaying to explain how the Min nesota enabling act was carried out. in order that the distant reader may comprehend of what avail that legislation really was. That is. how far it is likely to have any bearing on the ques tion of the admission of Minnesota, whose speedy admission under existing circumstances is as sure as that the sun will rise to-morrow. Tbe reader will surely agree with us that its every plain provision was set at defiancc. Yet who pretends?we repeat our question asked a few days ago?that the fact that tbe enabling act in her oase was the merest dead letter imagin able, will in any manner interfere with Minne sota's formal entrance into the sisterhood of the North American Confederacy1 From the ^correspondence we quote as follows : 14 Tbe Committee on Territories of the Senate had a long and arduous sitting yesterday, on the investigation for the admission of Minnesota, and various difficulties were presented which had not been foreseen. By the Enabling act, twice the number of " Representatives" in the Territorial Legislature were required to compose the Convention for framing tne Constitution. Allowing the "Council" to be included, as it was under the construction applied by Gov. Medary, one hundred and eight delegates formed that organization. In certifying the Constitu tion, Gov. Medary appended tbe names of fifty one members only, ana thus demonstrated to the committee that the terras of the law had not been fulfilled. Whatever may have been his motive, be only succeeded in cheating himself; for, had the Constitution been ceititled without any sig natures. no objection could have been interposed. These fifty-one names were shown, too, to in clude the bogus delegates from Pembina and Hennapen, making the matter worse in point of fact. Another copy of the Constitution, identi cal in terms, and attested, was presented to the committee, with fifty-seven Republican signa tures, but could not be recognized officially. After much discussion, the committee resolved to request Gov. Medary to communicate this lat ter instrument in form, which, when done, will relieve that objection. If be refuses, the admis sion will not l>e recommended by the committee. Mr (ireen Insisted that the facts connectcd with both Conventions should be embodied in a re port to the Senate. "Another objection arose from the election < f Metniters of Congress Under the U.uahitng a< t the United States Marshal was required to make a census, in order to provide for the apportion ment. This duty was omitted, but the returns from all the counties, except seven, for State of ficers, were rendered to the Interior Department Taking the aggregate vote of these thus reported and applying the same ratio?say 1 vote to 4,^ of population?to the seven, and Minnesota appeared entitled to one meiiilier, and a fraction oi fifty four thousand, while she has sent three here to claim seats. If admitted, the House, of course, must decide this point in Its own way, but it is hard to conceive how a discrimination can I* made among claimants holding the saine right. Therefore, in the event suggested, a new election may l?- ordered I nder the la-?t apportionment, the number of members of the House was limit ed, and the surplus assigned to Mates with the largest fractions That was based upon thecen sus of IbAl, while tne-,e members claim an enu meration made seven years thereafter which ne r?*n?arily ignores the progre*.* of the old<-r Statu during that time These aie points of embar rassment in the admission There is still anoth er. Two b- iiator* have coine here and are wait ing to take their seats The enabling act never tontempl.itf'd any sii? h election before the ad mission ; and if it be worth regarding at all the Utter of the law should l>e respected The r ase of California, which is cited, is by no means par allel, for there no enabling act was passed, and no teriltoiial government had ever l?een authot Ired by Congress. The South Is not at all in clined togiatify Judge Douglat'* anxiety about this admission, especially since it has l>een dis covered that the iirw delegation accord with his views on the l.ecompton Constitution. They are willing to stave it <>(]..md play Minnesotaagainst Kansas. That is the game, a* wiil'soun be r.een l?y the play " From the correspondence of the Times, of the same date, (the I'Jth inst .) wc also quote as follows: " I telegraphed you to-night that the itnex pec ted difficulty which arose here the other day in connection with the Constitution of Minnesota is likely to be satisfactorily arranged. As there has l>een a good deal of misapprehension of the facts in rela'ion to the Minnesota Constitution? misapprehension even in high official quarters?I will state the prominent points of its history briefly as I can. When the Convention assem bled at the capital of the Territory, it divided at once, in consequence ?.f a dispute between the Democrats and Republicans in reference to c?r tain contested seats The Democrats, numbering three less than half the whole number of dele gates holding certificates of election, organized themselves in one place,and the remaining dele gates (Republicans) organized in another, liach body claimed to be th' Convention, and each re fused to recognize the other as a legal assemblage. Kach framed a Constitution for itself?the two instruments being quite similar on all substantial points. Kach proposed to submit its production to the popular vote, send it to Congress when ratified, and a>k admission of the State into the Union therewith. "Matters had progressed thus far when gentlr tnen prominent In the political world, but in r? way committed to either branch cf tbe double headed Convention, Interfered with wiser coun sels They soon satisfied the leaders of either patty that neither of them were likely to succeed, if they carried the fight to Washington and at tempted to transfer It to the hails of Congress for settlement. They accordingly appointed a com mittee of conference, through whom it was a - rangea that cach of the two oodies should adopt precisely the same instrument, upon the ^aiiie day. '1 his was done?the members ot each sigu ing their names to their own copy. A'r> one copy, it now appears. w.if sinned jointly hy the respect ire faction*. One article of the Constitution thus adopted provided that it should be filed in the office of the (jovernorof the Territory. Governor Medary being absent, the Republican copy was filed with the Secretary of the Territory, who was acting Govei nor at that time. The Demo cratic copy was filed with the Governor's privatt Secretary. This latter copy was put upon the Kxecutive file, of course; but the former, it is supposed, was filed away in the office of the Set retary of the Territory, with whom it had been lett as the acting Governor ; at least this is tbe supposition of Governor Medaty, who is now here, and who declares that the Democratic copy was the only one on file in bis office, and states that be never knew, or, If be ever knew, had for 8otten, that there was any other Knowing that le two Conventions had agreed upon the same instrument, be bad not charged his mind with the details of the arrangement. " The Republican members of the Senate Com mittee on Territories were not disposed to be c ime parties to what seemed to lie an attempt to ignore altogether the Republican majority of the Convent ion elected, and they demanded the pro duction of the other ropy of the Constitution. Copies are here, but not certified, and the Gov ernor declines to certify, because he says he knows nothing whatever of this other lnstiu ment. Mr. Kingsbury, however, the present delegate to Congress from tbe Territory of M in nesota, was a member of the Committee of Con ference through whom the arrangement was brought about oetween the rival sections of the Convention. He has addressed an official letter to the chairman of the Senate Committee on Ter ritories, setting forth the facts and certifying fully to the accuracy of the copy of the Constitu tion signed by the Republicans If deemed necessary, Mr. Kavanotigh, one of tbe memiiers elect to Congress from Minnesota, will also cer tify to tbe facts. ?' It is now proposed that a bill for the admission of Minnesota be reported, which shall, upon its face, recognize the action of both the Con vent ions, as it is Identical in every particular except the slgnntmes. A meeting of tbe Territoi ial Com mittee will lie held to-morrow night, or on Tues day moiniug. for the purpose of acting finally upon the matter, and there is little doubt that the necessary bill will be reported at ouce." Navv Orpekh.?Capt. James Mclntoth, U. 6. N.. has received preparatory orders fur the command of the Home Squadron, of which the steam-frigate Colorado, r.ow in course of prep aration for Ma, will he the flag-ship. The Wabash at Haya*a.?We hare ad rice* that the frigate Wabash, Commodore Paulding, arrived at Havana on the 15th (not the Mh as reported) of January?all well on hoard. The Wbathb*.?The following report of the weather for this morning is made from the Morse Telegraph line to the Smithsonian Institution. The time of observation is about 8 o'clock am: J anitart 22. lwe Buffalo, N. Y ..cloudy, cool New York, ft * clear, pleasant. Philadelphia, Pa...**? ...clear, pleasant Baltimore, Md clear, pleasant. Washington, D. C clear, cool. Richmond, Va clear, cold. Petersburg, Va clear, pleasant Lynchburg, Va clear, cool. Bristol, Tenn clear, eco'. Raleigh, N. C clear, cool. Wilmington, N.C clear, plensant Columbia, S C clear, cool. Ctaaiieston. S. C clear, pleasant. Augusta, Ga clear, pleasant. Savannah, Ga .............rloudv, cool. M&i.on, Uii.................clear, cool. Columbus, Ga ............clear, cool Montgomery, Ala cloudy, cool. Fbox the West. Cumberland. Md clear, pleasant Wheeling, Va clear, pleasant. Barometer at the Smithsonian, .10 496 Thermometer, on the Smithsonian tower, min imum last nl^ht, 27^"; near the ground, 30*. CONGRESSIONA L. Thirty-fifth Cewgresa? First Session. I n the Senate, yesterday, during the morn ing hour, Mr. Bayard, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported a resolution providing for the taking of testimony in the cases of the contested election of Hons. J. D. Bright and G. N. Fitcb.as Senators from Indiana. After our report closed Mr. Doolittlecontinu ed his remarks on the joint resolution for pre senting to Commodore Paulding a gold medal. He was followed by Mr. Brown, who moved to

amend the resolution by inserting in lieu thereof as follows: "That Congress has heard with surprise of the arrest of William Walker and about 150 other Krsons at Punta Arenas, in Nicaragua, bvIliram mlding, commanding the f'nited State? naval squadron, on the &th day of December, 1^57, and seeing that said act was in violation of the terri torial sovereignty of a friendly Power, and not sanctioned by any existing law, Congress disa vow*lit; and being officially notified that said Paulding acted without instructions from the President or the Secretary of the Navy, Congress expresses its condemnation of his conduct in this regard.*' Mr. B . contended that Com Paulding deserved the censure expressed In the amendment. He compared bis act with that of Com Porter, in the matter of the latter's proceeding against the pirates in the West Indies, during the adminis tration of Mr Monroe, and for which he was tried and punished for violating the sovereignty of Spain. * ' Mr Pugh followed, contending that the neu trality laws did not authorize or excuse the act of Com. Paulding. After the consideration of Executive business, the Senate adjourned until Mondey. 1* House, a nnmber of private bills, reso lutions, Ac., were introduced and reported. In the course of these proceedings the Senate's resolution to extend the operation of the act of January 16th. 1857, amendatory of the one 44 to Eromote the efficiency of the navy," was reported ack by Mr. Bocock,from the Naval Committee with amendment. This authorizes the naval courts to complete the investigation of such case? as may Ik* already pending Vfore them Mr liocock explained the necessity of the measure, the term of the courts expiring in the midst of the investigation. The amendment was adopted. Some other public bills of no particular inter est were taken up during the day and appropri ately disposed or. Proceedings of To day. Tiie Senate was not In session to-day, having adjourned over until Monday. Ii? tiik House, this morning,a communication was received from the Department of State rec ommending that an appropiiation be made to piy interest on the sum agreed to be paid Denmark for the discontinuance of the sound dues ? also a communication from the corps of Topographical Engineers relative to the commerce of the north ern lakes and riveis. laid on the table and or dei?-d to be piinted Mr Zolliroffer offered a resolution, which was objected to requesting that information be fur nished the House by the President as to the ori ginlot the difficulties and the military expedition to I tan ; and that all the corrr*ponci*nce on that subject, as to the number of troops employed and how far Bri^bam Young and his followers are in a state of relicllioii. be turnisbed. On a motion of Mr Bishop to adjourn over till Monday next, Mr. Jones,of Tennessee, remarked in opposition that If the custom of adjourning over every Saturday be adopts!, the time of the session wilt be consumed, the private business neglected, or crowded into the latter part of the session, and then hurried over without consider ation and the country will l?c plundered as has lieretotore been the case The motion was finally losf ? yeas 74. nays l*j:| Various private bills were reported, and ap propriately disposed of. In the course of these proceedings, Mr. Grow introduced a bill to provide for thesettlement of claims of revolutionary soldiers,and the widows of those who died in the service ; referred to th* Revolutionary Claims' Committee On motion of Mr. Stanton of Ohio, the rules I were susjiended and the House went into Com mittee of the Whole, with Mr. Branch of N C I In the chair. The Committee took up the consideration of reports from the Court of Claims, but had made no disposition of them at the time the Star s re port went to press. ID"" The Supreme Court of Illinois decides that a Railroad Company cannot be held respon sible for the escape of a slave. The case is that of a slave,who escaped over the road last summe . His master pursued him ineffectually, and then sued the Company for "aiding and abetting" the escape. The Supreme Court, Judge Skinner pre siding, has just rendered a decision in favor of the Company, Phe Washington Statte at Richwomi. The equestrian statue of Washington, at Rich mon, was completely unboxed on Wednesday last, but still enveloped in the original canvas covering, was safely elevated upon the upper cir cular pedestals, and no doubt is entertained but it will be safely placed on the lop of the monu ment. The Richmond Dispatch says that the horse is already subjected to sharp criticism, and really appears to h?vea rather extravagant neck. PERSONAL. .... Sol Smith is starring it at the St. Charles Theatre, New Orleans. Walker, the filibuster, was last heard of at Montgmery, Ala He addressed the Montgom erians in the State House. John T Ford, Esq., manager of the Holli day Street Theatre, Baltimore, was elected Pre - ident of the Council of that city on Monday last. .... Col. Payne and Major Carleton, U.S. A . and Hon. John H. Clifford, Mass., are at Wil i lards'. ....The New York Times, in complimenting Manager Uilman on the scenic effects of ?? Don Giovanni" as produced at the Academy of Music says that the representation at the close of the descent into Hades shows ?? managerial informa tics ?n th* "ubject " A lefthanded compliment, Rev. Mr. Kalloch, of Bos on, who made so memorable a figure in the Fremont campaign Is sermonising Sundays on the " Moral Responsi bilities of the Press '' The press needs lectur ing, doubtless; but a discourse on the moral re sponsibilities of pastors and pulpits, for Mr. Kalloch would not be mat-apropos?perhaps. .... George Roberts and Miss Kimberly are in hot water in Pittsburg, Pa , In consequence of having dramatised and put upon the stage at their Theatre the details of the late Wilson tra gedy, and in which play, Fife, Stewart, and Char lotte Jones, are made to play heroic part*. It is called "The Condemned Felon's Fate '? An in formation was made by officer Hague against the play as immoral and indecent in its tendencies A warrant was Issued and Miss Kimberly and Mr. George Roberta, the managers of the Thea tre, were held In one thousand dollars to answer a charge of misdemeanor in producing It, at the next Criminal Court. The security was promptly [T T-NAVY YARD HILL. Washisgtojt Citt, lk_i Jan. *>ih 1MB ? 1 hereby notify Ml whom it may oonoern, that I have long sine* severed mj con nect ion with tie Know Nothing or American part*, and intend in the future to suapnrt the princioles r r Dnmooracy, oonvinoed that they are oonstitntion ally the only safeguard of oar country's a?l< mh* . U* WILLIAM KEMf nry-icfc crkam and water icks,orth* best quality, in moulds or otherwise, at fl.*o per gallon. Fairs and other public entertainments iurnisbed at less rates, at the Philadelphia Confec tionery. oorner 13th and F eta. jail n lm* J. FIFS8EU.. ry-ji=? ? PR. POPE. IL_3f ftttieiss mmd Smrgtom, DeMenou or Cham Buildings, No. 378 H street. Berth side, between 13th and 14th ata. d 19 eo&n Tr^vr DOMINlCK'S cWuRCH?The aeau al Charity Sermon in aid of th? objects of toe young Catholic*' Friend Society will he >rMdi?d in this church on SUNDAY MORNING, Jan. 24th. at II o clock by the Rer. Francis X. Boyle. janC 2t rr^"' BURNS' CLUB OF WASHINGTON 1 kjf CIT\ . The members of tint Club will me*-! at Gautier'*. on \|<?N |)aY EVENING next. the />th in?i?., to oelrhiit? the anniversary r>f the laith d?* of Hums Supper on I he table a? 7 o'clock. rich eta can h? huj of rut of the members. J?n21-2f DAN IK I. l?KUAR.Sec. [T^AW *&***"?? |CK UREA*! ICK < REAM!?The very heat Ice Cream ami Water Inm, R?niiii Punch. Ac., at $ I .So gerration. ??'?!? i Cake* ol ail vatietie*. /elite*. I harlott? de Ruaae. Klanc Mange fiti of all kimla, a ltd a large oolleolton of Fruits. at Bm? ? ? SCHAFf-IKI.U'S Baltimore ( "nfectiouery and loe Treat* Depot. No. %Sbth atreet, betwaeu G bimI H. ? o?. ?*"?' ai>^ Weddings furni*ht-d with all kinds Confectioner* and Py ratnid* of difler entkinds. >aa?lm P?ktkmo\aiks. purses, fancy hair rnmf!? ? / i"*P*rent Bar S.*p. I.ily White, .??sw ruahea. cheap for caah, at _jan a 3t_ I.AMM(IN p's, 7th street,^ ?f'?^'Ai* n'*'> cf the very lieat quality, au.l * at a *ery low price, for **le at x - $A?RN S Drng Store, i? ??-I ' ew ^ ork * venue and '5th atreet j*n oppo. Corcoran AH its'* Bank. fJO TO THK v s-r,a NEW GIFT STORE. jNo. 423 Seventh Sfreet, nU.vf th* Patent Office A G?FT WITH EVERY BOOK. orth from 25 centa to $ ino. jan 22-H POR SALE.-A line RAY MA R K ; 8 Tear, old 1 15hand* high; aonnd. kind, ami very atvlish : apeed about 3 minute* IUKNB&!" "l,iGV " AGON ? uT.0,b*.."*en at R- KARL * SON'S* _*" e' H *trcet. n<wr2l*t atreet. jan 22-?t* O ? HH ? IMU ; lift 90 flOn ''EACH TRKKS. lV,?.!!-:. ?, At $io p*a Hijdrfd. I* ? * . .. *? ? 'J " ? "? * ill 1UF r. U ? ?? e,UmT Nura?ry, near Waahimtton. The above Tree* are all of fine growth, and of the* beat aelect fruit. ] Alao.a^neral aaaortrneat of ORNAMEN?? TRFFS SHADfc, awl FRUIT jan22 2m JOSHUA PEIRCE. riV,IT *^[9, CREDIT, translated from the n?ri?.ni^u"tV' ?**?*???. ?? L(i c? with preface, bt Chevalier Bunaen: brine *1. 7i cent" * Journ*l? h* ^r>- ?? H. Sigourney ; Th m of JameB R* Lewell, 2 vola., ulna and gold ; 75 centa. Army Kegiater for 1*58 : y> centa. Just published.and for *ale at TAYLOR A MAURY'S Book*tore. nnwr Sth at. CUPKRIOR CARRIAGE. HORSES, AND ??,.i-t"t."M AT P*,V*T* J*aL?.-The *uhr\ *r h"c-onp!nv,',teB*",a arte and ele-Hirn rant close Fa truly ( *rriase. built to order Lavranet, of ivew ^ ork, and in perfect order, hav inc l?een in use but a few month*. ... :*?J * p,,r of "P'T'or '*? Morgan Iloraea, ?ravHl?r?Ven ,ear* "cll-matchcd, and stylish AI*o.an excellent aet of double ailver-plated Car riage Harness. Fi r terms, Ao. anplr to Jan 22-ilfit Auolioneer1* Com0 Merchant. E AAL^p 'NDI AN A TRIA LS AND SK ETC II - fir ,:.l^,nna Reminiscence* of the Public ^n'ted States, Ac., Ac.; by Hon.O. H. . mith. formerly United States Senator from Indi ana. one large octavo volume of 6*) page*, finel* vztfarrbrzl?z%oftka &uth?r; >n<* *2?' ^ Sold for the pubfiehers by -JiLi! FRANCK TAYLOR TFURS!?FURS !!?FURJ*1'? fthitmm1 L\DhilF*H 1A ?TfJRE. No. "^r r?.f ;.rn?i.er A.Yfnue Bouae.will continue H>r the rest of tkit month to olote out at retail a valuable itoek of Fancy Kurt, at aatonithingly low price? ? P.S. Ladie* having fur* to alter or enlarce. thm is an exoelleut opportunity of having them done imm*. giatf'y jap 2i -at* A MBROTYPE9 FOR FIFTY CENTS, *T ? _ , Ppt cp in Good Caars. A hne aasortmtnt of maes from Wi centa to *5. with good Likeneaaes. either Amhrotype. Daguer neaaeir* ?r ' ea,n"tj Pea. Warranted go?Ml like Coma early in the day. RORERT SANDS. ?. .r Pa. av... bet. 8th and <M h street., J*n2l tr Market Space. WASHINGTON HAJM. RESTAURANT. ?T!1?purchased the entire inter e^toiMr. I . M. Lu^nt in the above well known tiou*e will open the aaiueon IVIonday next, the &th inatant. wher>* he will be plraned to see Ins old friends and patrons, and all who ma* plraae to call at th?ol<l stand, southwest corner of fith street and renn. avenue. '*ng' ?' JAS. A. POWER. |\I O Tl C E.?The public are herehv cautioned 1 ^ agam*t negotiating two BON D* o| the State <d California, Nos 32and 3?. lor 9VKi eaoli, paval.le in il7-?. a* the ?ame have m>?carri*d in tran>mi**ion per niail on the'*th inxtan troia New Vork to Wa*h mcton, D. C. App icat ion will l>e made for a new issue. jan 21 -2w (Intel. Cw] R1GGS k CO. W VAiN lMV* to return hi* thank* i.tlj.i . ii. "?/* who h"re Patronized him so lioeniily, and to inform them that, in order to better duplay hi a elegant M.oes, he uaa moved to the ^ PA- A VKNI K. near Adam*1* Kx f>r?*s dtfioe where he respectfully invite* their at tention to ihis entire new atock of round point. p<.mt appliMiie \ ailancene* and Honiton in oete.Cape*. Coiffeur*. I^j.peK, HarxIkeirhiefK. Shtwls. Jte ? ?lcf*nt nnd in-* uiipi.rtatioiisol real black Veil*, at wholenaie pricea Laces cleaned, mended, and transferred. lait. I I w REDUCING STOCK-CHEAP FOR CASH. JOIIN H.SMOOT. No. m Rrtdf Mrrrt, h t oi ft town. It. C., Wisltins: to reduno his st,M l. ms ow as po.sible by the of .? *JJ *??11 lioui rh"? ?litw ?*rerf tfeerrip tion <d \\ IN I KH litHlUS at iedt<fed price* |??r caah r Fancy Colored lire** Silks. Printed !V|ou*ltne l^elaines. Merino, Plaid* and Poplins. French Merinos, Shawls,'"'carf*, >.> . ? Cloaks, Ac will l>e sold at a VERY GRKAT REDUCTION ??ii former prices. Piomot eustomer* supplied upon the usitiU terms. TiioKe having settled their Bill* rendered to lat instant, he tenders his grateful ac knowledgement* and will l>e nnder many obligation* to ail who have not. to do so by cash or note at their earl teat convenience. i*n 21 J. II. SHOOT. WASHINGTON BRANCH RAILROAD. ~ Train* run as follows: Leave Waahiugton at 6 a. m. Do. do. at 8 a. m. Do. do. at a am. Do. do. _ at 4 />' p m. ,,w at 5 15 p-,n The Trains at and 8 a. m and 4^n p. m, connect Bfc't'more for the Kaat and at Relav for the \> ext. rho.e at B a. m. and 5 15 p. m. lor A nap "lis.ajd at 3 p ru. for Frederick and Norfolk. The 6 a. in. and p. in. trains arc Express, and stop only at Annapo i* and Washington junctions. The Keytern train of Saturoay at 4 3u p. m. goea only to Philadelphia. On Sunday only one train?at 4.2T) p. m. tan 20 d TH. II. PARSONS. Agent. P^OR MOUNT VERNON. The Steamer THOMAS COLLYER wUlresum* r0'9'ar trips to Mount Vernon jpa* on Friday next, making two tnps ^ j^oh week?le.ving the wharf ouM*>wtab Tuesday and V'ridsr mormnK*. Omnibusaa will leave the Hotels and Parker'a Store at o clock, oonnecting with the a*eamer ^tf SAMUEL BARKR, Captain Washington and alkxandria. C??h WBOm7 iPAGK ?nd THOMAS tULliVbK will run regularly and i punctuallv betweer thealtove places, at ihe following hours : 5>i'p"me W<uhlll*to" at 6' *? ^ n^-a- *. ?nd 4?iiame AleXandr a at **' ^ 9',(** ^ 12S', 3, Whaler'a line of Omnibuses oonnecting wuh the Boats will leave the Capitol and tha oorner of 12th street and Pa* avenuef punctually, ai IoIIowm ? 7k 9, IcX, 12,3, and 4^ o'olock. iouows . 7),. ELLIS L. PRICE. -ml. SAMUEL BAKER. Jan '* Captains. ORANGES AND LEMONS. 175 boxes OR ANGE*? and LEMONS jnat re 0'ived on consignment aad for aale by . jan 20 3t MURRAY A SFMMES. HAMMACK A BRO., have iust reoeived a fine lot of Mountam VENlSOfi. jan* * THE REASON WHY.-A eareful oollaction of many hundreds of reasons fw things which, though generally believed, are imperfect]* under ato?Kl. Copiously illustrated; English edition; price W oeuts! free by nusil on receipt of ninety-aix cents in atamps. Light <n the Valley; My Experience of Spiritual iani; by Mrs. Newton Crocsland; illustrated, Vlolet, or the Danaeuae, 38 ota. laByofiaphioal and Historical Skeiohes; by Macau - Apple'on's Railway Library.50ets. Puiich's Pooket Hook of Fun. do. do., so ota, I he Biographical History of Pniloeophv. from it* origin la Greeoe down to the present day; by Georel Henry Lewes; I volume, *2.75. The aiWin 2^3 nmei, Just publiahed and for aale at ian7 TAYLOR A MAURY'S -jac7 _ Bookatore. ne>rtwk*t. IVOTICE ! NOTICE !!-The Imlance of stock re il maining on hand, auch aa Oak. Cherry 11 .*?d Paltajra, will U aold very cheap foi caah, if applied for *ooa. H;C. PURDY, A CO., jasi 18 Iw \ ard lat at., near Capitol. CAMUKLP.HOOVKR'S BCM>T.SHOeTaND i t...- T*^?jK ESTABI.ISHAtKNT. I on hand a large a*aoriu<M?i of fjidi#*'. r L?u"n> ' "? ? Bojs' Youths', indaa\ w, Lliildreii a Kulcere, Overshoes. Sandlea Gosemers, Boots, Slippars. Buskin* hoiled^^^ ? and without. Water-proof Boots and Shoes, which 1 will sell cheap for cult. Alao, a splendid atock of Sola Leather Trunks at reduced price* Call and examine for youraelvea. at ? aff*^.P' HO<,yK,,? Iron Hall, Pa. avenue, betw?R.n J*? M 9th and )*h >ts. w ? SHINGTON THEATRE. Enthusiastic saocess of toe Fairy ?t*r, M ISS AGNES ROBERTSO*. .. Who will appear a* the "English Sohoolbo*. MR. DION ROURCICaULT, Win rvMM hi* l>lft??l? d PfrfonnwM ?( MTfm l"*r? rr M**.M TUIS KVENINU. Ju.U, USED UP. Sir Charles Coluetreara ? .Mr. BonrcicaaU, HUB NETTUM B<>b Mi** Agnes RoWikh. Monsieur I'lHirbillnt Mr. Dion Bourweault. TO MOK ROW iSatnrda? ? NIGHT, lienefct of jan 23 MIS'* AGNES KOBKKTHON. Seconii coti i.i.on party or TMK Emmet Club, Ho. 1. The members of the EmaiaT Ch i lw? Int* to announce to Ihrir friends and the puUir m cmifni! thst th-> wnl give a CntiHon Part* on FRIDAY KVENINU Jan. 22.1AV. at Krark-j hn Rsll. earner 'Hh aml-D at* | W .'hers' l!ras* find String B^nd tins bsen mimi Tickets FIFTY CENTS -adn.itti??g * gentleman snd Indies. jnflil 2t* CO SI MITTKK. M EI.ODEON. Pa. i J. W. I.AN DIS'CEI.iiBR ATED BUR LFSQUK OI'KUA TUOi ri'H CoMPIIMHO TWKLVK St* K PFItKKMKIS, Perforin _ EVERY KVENINU TBI* WEEK, as above, with NEW SONGS, NEW SAYING**. NEW Bl ILRMCEV. NEW DANCES. an?i most I.AtTGIIABI.E CtlMIC PA N TOM IN ES. Chance of Progiamme niglitty. Admission 2*? centa. Orchestra seats are reserved for ladies and gentlemen accomp* nj ing then. Doors open at : cotsmrnsi at 7S. jan I# LKE MALI.OR V. Business Agent. EST B R N BO^ ft IN TIE FIELD AGAIN. W THE EIGHTH ?R AND BALL or thi Western Hose Company, No. 1, AT WESTERN HALL, On TUESDAY, January %th, l*vt. in a>i A The WESTERN HOSE COMPANY in au nouncmg this. their Eighth tJrand Ball. pledge themselves that nothing will remain nndone to make it No. I tall o f the s mss. Refreshments ami >upper wnl l>e served l? I an experienced caterer. Scott's Cotillon Rand ha* been enraged. Tickets ONF. Doi.l.A R?to t>e had at any h???el or of any meml?er of the Compauy. Committer of Arrangement*. B. I.. Maston, J. R. Kinkier, .Fill. J. F. H nchee. J. F.Gre*n. jan I3.IS.18 20.22Ay WANTS. SITUATION WANTED?R> a vonng wonwn 0 a* Chambermaid or Waitress, or to astut hi washing and ironing. Heasecall at No. iTi Dst., between 13th and i3>* streets, next door to tlie Me tropolis Sts We. _ jan 21-2t* \1TANTFD TO PI RChASE.-A comf- rtshle tt HOUSE. orntniairg about sn rooms, some where between Pa.avenue and I street.and between 1 St h and >*th streets. Aiit onsiiavinE su?haH"*?e for sale may m*et a purchaser by addressing a note to Box No. 12, Star Office, if disposed to sell for a price to suit the times, statins lowest pnoe and pre: eise location. ian?1-tf AN INSTRUCTOR WANTFD.-A rentianas residing in a neighboring State wishes to oh tain, for the benefit of his three children. the servi ces of an instructor in Frencti. Music, it he Piano.* and Drawing. He prefers a native of the continent of Europe, of mature aje. and settled habits. 'I he person emploved will reside m the fsmi'y of the ad - vertiser, and may form other classes in the neigh borhood, for which there are ample opportunities ; his residence l>eiuc nenr a village, where there are four l>oardinc ecln?ols, and in the midst of n popu lous and ??well-to-do" reg?on. None need eppl? except able to prodnce aatislaetory testimo? ial? as to thorough coinpetet.cy *nd unquestionable per. sonal character. A male Inetructor preferred, thouch a female one would not he refased if a suit aMe male Instructor cannot he obtained. Address box No. 2. Star office. inn 21 tf w ANTED?B? a competent Young Woman.* Situation as Child's Nurse or Chambermaid. Best of referenoe Address Chambermaid at 'Ins offic. jan eo2t ? WANTED -ASITUATION a? NurseorCba? (?ermanl. by a middle seed White Woman. Call at No. a*-' H street. jan 2" St? w ANTED.?A WOMAN to Cook. Waah. nnd In>n for a family residinc a s*ort distsn<*ein the couutry. App'y at SJM H street, bete ? n ? th and 7th._ i*e 9* ot* W' A N Tl". I) ? *? w?-iitv eiierge'ie, enterprisinc. educated MENtnenface in an enterprise in which coiitemal spirits rn%> find opport unities nor otten met w.th. Ear v .tpplioation is necessary to secure an enracenient. Moiira from 9 to I ? c!oes a. m. Apply to ANDREW PIERCE, Farmer*' Hotel, corner 8th and I) ats. isw in s>* lyAXTKD-By a l.^dy wIki leaves |.?r the South *" in afew dasn.a NURSE for an infam. App y immediately at No. 3?5 I street, ciwner of >ith. jan 2??-W* __ ||f ANTKD - * IIOFRE SERVANT. -Appl> at " Mr. MclJ(l> A I.D'S. c?rner of l>*-iaware ave nue and (' *trerr north. I'apii" Hill. Jan * -3t* WANTED IMMKUIA TFI.V A furnished HOI SK. with five or ?-i* chamliers. parlors, and dimn< loom. Apply to No. ltd llrowna Hotel, d 18 tf LOST AKD FOUND. IOST.-l.ast eremac.aa AFFIDAVIT<4 i. N. j R sd'-litf, with the bkmI of Montgomery county. The hn?ler ?'ill l.e siiitahly rewnrdetl. Send to this olhce. It* ll'ASST"I.EN- Front 'he <<thoe of Dr Melna. It corn<-r of K nud 111 *3 n? reels. Island, on the 4th instant,a lire (*Ol.D U AT?'H; detscbed le\rr; Penlinrton, tmlier. I onduii: No. tjh^.i; IS i^wels. The alove Watch mas stolen l?y a dark Mulsto Man, /U or 2-> rears of ace. who came to hi* oftoenn that day. A li!>eta! reward will l>e paid for its re oovery. jan2?-5t* O,) R F.WARD.?Was lost on the Island, about th* ?ith of January . in the neighbor-r hood of Mr. Siminin's Drue Store, on street.a very ?m;i!l white and yellow fe * m?!e DO(?. part spai'i? I. 'I lie reward will lie five? if taken to Air. \\ YWILL'S Store, near St nr"?l. Pa. avenue. janU-31 * KKWAR D will lie siven to nt v one e ho will crve such information as will lend to the arrest and convict ion of the per^ui or persons who destroyed the lamp at the owner of r.th street and I'ennai Ivamaavenue, last night, the ^|st inarant. tan g: Tt P. M. PI'HA NT. | OST ? On Tueedny ev^nmic last, a DIAMOND 1 i BREASTPIN* at or u*ar ihe residence of Judre |>oitKlaa or Secretary Cass. A suitnble re ward will lie paid to the tinder at the office of W?l lards* Hotel. jan 21 St* LOST.?The person who took b* mistake th VELVET CLOAK trimmed with deep ermine, at Judge Dourlas', last evemnc, wnl please return it to the rightful owner. Airs. GEO. PARKKR, corner 4j? and C sta jan 21 tt F^OUND?t>n Friday inorUin?.a GOLD BRACE LET. The owner of the same can have it b? arovi'x property and pa^inc for this an vert teamen* by oaiung upon D. HAGERTY, corner of 9tn nnd N streets. jan 21 -T * I??ST OR STOLEN -A POCKET BOOK a oontaininc three Certifioatea of Deposite on the Commonwealth Bank of New Yori of o?e hundred dollars each; several Ten Dollar Notes on s*me lAnk.wnh notes of sma ler denomination: one Note of Hand for four thousand dollars; together w.tli other papers of value to the loser. The finder will Ite iilierally rewarded by returning the atiov*? w th or without the monei, to the ln>*>k keeperat llroaus* Hotel, Washinctou. jan 2t 3t* I U8T.-I<ait ntghl, yrnbsbly ?t the part* ?t ti>? I * resilience of *eti*tnr Douglas, a DlA\IO\D BR K A ST PI N. The tinder wi'l l?e suitab'y res a'drd (if wishing a pecuniar* reward,ion leaving it at the oounter of the Star t ffioe. jan?1 X I OST.? On Ijist Saturday evening, between 17th i aid IRth streets, on li.asmall CAItRIAtiE CUSHION oovered with blue oloth. A lil?era re - ward will be ciren if returued to tlie British Mm ister's. jan J" 3? * CAME A STRAY to my plaoe.in Novemlier last, a Red Buffalo COW, with one earid* cropt and aalit in the other : a amall white a pot in the forehead, and white on the b?l ly. The owner will oome forward, prove property, and pay charges, and take her awns. Inquire at the Army Magazine of ELLEN McFaDDkN. jan le-St* HOUSE'S PRINTING TELEGRAPH. WasHiiir.Ton, Jixrttt, IMfc FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF THE GOV ERNMENT DEPARTMENTS. Hankers, and residents generally of the neat end of NEW YORK ANl)'wZsH?NGTnN PRINT ING TELEGRAPH COMPANY have opened an OFFICE IN Wll.L A H US' HOTEL, Whenoe meaMg*. wilt be transmitted Dtaxrr t? Baltimore. Philadelphia and New \ork. and from those c tiea, in oonnexioa with the different House an?< Morse Te egrsph I inea, to Whal ing, Pittsburg, CinoiB-iati, Louisville, Nash vine. Memphis and NewOrlenna: Albany. Buffalo Cleve'snd. Colarr.l.os. lneianaeo lis", Toledo, Detrou, Chicago. Mi wankle and St Toronto, 'Hamilton. Montreal. Quebec; Providenoe, Boston. Portland. Bangor. Hal fcx. St. Johu'a, and all intermediate pmats in tlie Ucited States and British Prwrinoea. ? riK ts: National Hotel, entranoe from 9th street. WiHarda' Hotel, entrance from the rertibala. J? 21 iw TYPLOMaTIC HISTORY of tbe Washington I ' and Adama Administrations by w. U. Tresoott, I vol.; ?( -4. Just published, d IS PWllWrt TAVI.OW. HAIR.TOOTH, NAIL AND HANUOLINE BRUSHES,at Gl BB-*' Ha<r Store, near ISih at and Pa. ae.,aad at his Sales Room, under WiH |ta?<n* fceiad. It ik AND hAKLKV MALT for ante at ti e