Newspaper of Evening Star, March 2, 1858, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated March 2, 1858 Page 2
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EVENING STAR. WASHINGTON CITY: TUESDAY March ?, IMS. ITT A<ftrilw?fiU sheald k? Beat ia by 14 ?'clKfc ?. { cikcnriM Uej may ??? ap* pear ??til tkr aext day. MriMTOt THX MOKNIHO PHUSS. The Union Una morning baa aome half dozen vigorous editorials upon the current political topic of the day ; and in the aamo connection givea* letter from a Hartford, Conn., correa pondent, allowing that the telegraphic report aaat out from that point of a great Douglaa triumph in ilartford, was a bogus manufacture for political effect. The Union thoroughly overhauls Mr. Robert J. Walker'a strained doetrines about the sovereignty of the people. The Intelligencer haa no editorial this morn ing TTT The New York papers, in the absence of murder, seduction and abortion cases, are mak ing "sensation" articles upon the religious revi. vale now in progress in that city. IPT Two thousand dollars was contributed last week by Mr. Everett to the Mount Vernon fund?the fruits of bis two lectures at Richmond, Va Mr. Everett will lecture in Alexandria on the 18th Inst. Exfsditixq tui Mail.?Mr. Jackson, of the New Jersey, and Mr. Pelton, of the Philadelphia and Baltimore railroads, have just concluded an arraagement with the Post Office Department to facilitate the mall between Washington and Bos ton twelve hours?leaving Wellington at 3 p. m. arriving in New York at 2 a m?so at to leave In the early New Haven train. (pr Mr. Franklin Langley, of Norfolk, Va., but lately from California, has been made to suf fer severely from a strange infatuation for a girl of the town, who took him to a thieves' den in New York, and swindled out of the measure of 913.W0?all the money he had?and his gold watrh; after which he wa* kicked ont of doors. Before his money was exhausted the girl prom ised to marry him; he bought her a wedding ring, silk dresses, a traveling trunk and all that, and got as far ss Jersey City, on his way toward home But there, as he iusisted on marriage, she left him. only, however, to be pursued still fur ther. When the miserable dupe awoke to his senses and comprehended his situation, he im portuned the aid of the police, who arrested sev eral parties, charged with robbing him, and | locked them tip to answer. jrr The new government of ' exico has issued a long manifesto to "Mexicans.11 As usual in all such documents, in a vast amount of verbosity? gradiloquem enough, indeed?there is a "plenti ful lack" of tangibility. ' Religion, uniou, and independence" are its high-sound iug watch word*. "truth and justice" are declared the bases on which it will act, and its resignation to the will of Divine Providence Is devoutly pro claimed. A decree of tbe2Sth ult restores to their offices ail these who were reinovtd for no other cause than refusing to take the oath of fealty to thecon stutlon of ls57. Another establishes the Supreme Court as it existed in le55. The ecclesiastical and military /meros are re-established by ano ther. The disposal of church property under the laws enacted during Comonfort's administration are declared noil by others. CJ~ The Mormon Legislature met. as was mentioned, at Silt Lake city, on December 11th. The Council organized by the choice of Heber C. Kimball, as president, and the IIou<e of Repre sentatives elected John Taylor speaker. On the 15th Brlgham Young sent in a message After alluding to the condition of the Territory as re gards agriculture, the mechanic arts, mining, education, the policy pursued toward* the In dians, and the mail contract, he discusses the dif ficulties of the Saints with the Gentiles Having received no official notification of the Intention of the Government lo supercede him in the guber natorial office,'nor of the d**spatrb of troops to Utah, Young affects to regard the army at Fort Bridger and the civil authorities there as an or ganized mob. against which he has already ful minated a proclamation to disperse. This pro clamation the army (or "mob." as he calls it) refused to obey. He then adds : " I'ader these circumstances, I respectfully suggest that v>u take such measures as your en list >ten? d judgment may dictate, to insure pub lie tranquility, and protect, pre?*-rve and perpet uate inviolate those inalienable constitutional rights which have descended lo us a rich legacy from our forefathers." The Legislature thereupon passed resolutions expressing their eutire confidence in Brigham Young, and their determination to sustain him in the rebellion. It also passed a law attaching Green county to Salt Lake county, with the view, probably, of nullifying some of the proceedings of the United States Court which had opened there by Judge Eckels. It ia snppoaed Judge Eckels' Court will Indict every member of the Mormon Legislature who voted to sustain Young. They had been recon vened specially for the purpose en January 1th. The Pacific lletel Disaster at St. Loaia. [From the St. Louis Evening News J Almost every citizen of St Louis has, nodoubt, had strong suspicion that the Pacific hotel dis aster was toe result of the most diabolical incen dlarism. and clrcunistauces are now being de ve'oped, which tend to confirm tnat suspicion beyond the possibility of a doubt It appears that Mr. Doane one of the unfortu nates, who was supposed to have lo?t his life by the fire, and whose remains were recovered from the ruins, retired to bed about 10 o'clock, hi the room adjoining that usually occupied by h man named Charles L Taylor, alias Sanders, and sep arated from it by a board partition, reaching only part of the way to the ceiling. About! o'clock, on th* morning of the fire, the watchman of the Pacific Hotel met Taylor in the street, and, In conversation with hun, Taylor staled that Doane had #1,100 in his room with him. At two o'clock the same morning, Taylor went to?aid Ho'el and went to bed At a quarter past three o'clock he went to the Townsley House El took a bed for the night, and slept there. had no boots od at the time. In the morning the bed in which he slept was found considera bly staliMd with blocd, and no wound was on the person of Taylor. The room at the Pacific Hotel oecopled bv Doane was In a part of the building affording the best chance for his escape had Ee i>een alive When his remains were recovered, they were on the bed upon which he had slept, and It was *a? urated with blocd There were other unmls '-akable indications that he had been murdered by some one Taking all these circumstances into considera tion, suspleiou rested so strongly upon Taylor that he was arrested on the charge of murder and arson Dr. D W. Strader, the landlord of the hotel, was its reputed proprietor; but It now appears !? Bct * dollar Interest In ft, but that . & u lo P*r,OD* with whom the Doctor was at feud He. also, has therefore been arrested ou the eurv* at ?? <?- - -1 -. _ . wu i if more been arrested ou the charge of conspiring with Taylor in the per petration of this demoniacal act. The suspicion against him Is very slight, and the lo ve.tigation way dissipate It entirely. His arrest was more oa the ground of potiibiltty than probability. Charles Wald'up, the watchman of the Pacific Hotel, has also been arrested, and we learn la de tained, as a witness, to prevent him from bein* bougfe* otf or sequestered by the guilty parties. |^T The San Francisco Globe Is authorized to say that Gov. Weller "stands by the administra tis" on the Kansas question. ?7* The Baltimore Clipper says that the small Stats of Maryland contains a greater free negro population then the great Empire State of New York, by over -ii.UJO; and Pennsylvania by over XI.UUU IE*" A young woman in Chrlstianby, Ky., mar red, had a beoy, lost her father, in*her, sister, and husband, and married again?all wiihtn tkrtt ftontkt ' We dou't know how the baby wsa ac counted for, but presuuie the "marriage certifi cate was dated back". CT" Some iien who were engaged in cutting lee in one of ILe creeks near Buffalo, on Tuesday last, actually sawed tue body of a roan In two. and the presence of the b< dy was not known un til the parts were seen in the blocks of ice after ?bev bad ?>eeu loaded upon a sleigh to be drawn to the Ice house. [ry On Monday last, a company from O ange, N.J, consisting of married and unmarried coapl-s. left that plare for Patterson, on a sleigh ing ei^editleii Arriving at Little Falls, The pa fy stopfed and entered the hotel for ief.esh me its While enjoying the cheer of the hotel, iise cf rhs ladles of toe party was taken suddenly II, and in a ve> y ?kort time oae of the gentlemen ami found h-m?If a father! ill, ff ?rot WASHINGTON NBWS AND GOSSIP. The Forcb Argciirht.?The members of the presa?Washington letter-writers for Repnbli. can pertj newspapers for tbe most pari?who have taken to patrcniiing Senator Douglas since his absqaatnlation from the Domooratic P*r*J' 'n their rendition for popular edification of Duaglasiana? aeraps of hit current conrersa tion on political topics?very generally concur in representing him as harping upon the plea that to admit Kansas with the Lecompton Con stitution, will be to force it upon her, and to C|*ee the Territory into the Union as a State. Now, whether uttered by the distinguished Senator from Illinois or any one else, any such plea is sheer balderdash. She comes to Con gress for admiasinn with the Leoompton Consti tution in her hand, clearly adopted in aocord ance with tbe forms of the law applicable, nnd by a large majority vote of those of her oitisens who chose to avail themselves of their right to cast their ballots in the election of delegates for the Lecompton Convention, who (the latter) had precisely the same right to submit their work subsequently to a popular rote or not, as they pleased, as other conventions forming con stitutions for other States of the Union not sub mitted after formation to the people, had. the people of a considerable number of the States of this Confederacy now lire under con stitution* so adopted. Until this case hap pened, who ever heard disputed the right of such a convention, not otherwise instructed, to do on this point as the Lecompton Convention did 7 Those of the people of Kansas who failed to vote on the 21st of December are estopped by their own act and dead from complaint against the adoption of the Lecompton Conven tion's constitution by those of tbem who did vote ; and we deny, emphatically, the right of any parties whatever, not of the Territory, to assume to set up an objection in their behalf? the question being one in which Kansas alone is lawfully interested, and with which none out of the Territory have a lawful right to moddle. But it matters not with what kind of consti tution she presents herself to Congress, provided it be republican. Congress has but one of two things to do. That is, to admit or reject her, without reference to the tenor of the constitu tion she holds in her hands, provided that be republican. As for foroing it upon her?that's sheer nonsense?a* nonsensical as the idea of forcing her in or out of the Union, neither of which things can Congress do; nor does any interest in Congress propose to essay any such legislation. Though none arguing (through newspapers professing to speak his sentiments) that the people of Kansas have no power or right to change their constitution at the will of a majority, Senator Douglas has, up to this time, been a firm believer in the doctrine of the supremacy of the will of the people of a State at any time and under all circumstances. His views of popular sovereignty in Territories have been consistent, up to this time, and of the most extravagant kind. Suddenly, how ever, he finds it convenient, it appears, to change them; if those who may fairly be sup posed to speak his sentiments are to be relied on as indices of his current opinions. Well, the question is, simply, does the change of front of the distinguished Senator from Illi nois as thus indicated, change either the facts or the law applicable ? We do not think so. A State of the American Confederacy is a sov ereignty amenable to no power on earth for what a majority of her people may do with ref erence to their local law. If we are wrong, will some one differing with us in opinion pleaso to point out where the outside power to inter fere with them on such a point may be lodged 1 Certainly the Constitution of tbe United States confers it neither on the General Government nor any other State, or States, or people of the Union. If, as alleged by the Topekaites and their aiders and abettors here, the friends of the Lecompton Constitution are in a minority in the Territory?and, as we show aboro, no power outside of tbe Territory can lawfully interfere with the act of the majority in altering that instrument, is it possible that her admission into the I nion with the Lecompton Constitu tion in her hand can operate as "forcing" that organic law upon her people? Or, in other words, is it possible that her admission into the Union upon or with it, can compel her people to live under it ninety days after a majority of them shall determine otherwise ? He who thinks so knows little, indeed, of the force of popular opinion under our institutions. Under such circumstances, what sane man fails to comprehend that the plea that to admit Kansas into the Union, as she applies for admission, will be to force her people to live under organic law distasteful to a majority of them, is utterly without foundation? The Ball at the Postwaster Gemcral's. Below will be found an enthusiastic and bril liant account of the ball that came off last week at the elegant and hospitable mansion of the Postmaster General in this city. It is from tbe pen of a literary gentleman, who is *lso a profess.on a 1 artist, which accounts for the so ' right colors in which be paints such noenes for the press. Our literary taste and capaoitics not being in that line, we gladly avail our selves of his so much more competent pen in this case, by way of giving the Star's distant readers an idea ot fashionable entertainments in the federal metropolis this winter : The Ball Par Lxcrllejici ?The residence of PoMma.ter Geneiai Brown, on Thursdav night of ast week, was the ace^ of one of the i^ton r^V ^bVe."d?? and ?????*!& SsrsffiMisiaLr -??*- - TUe ball to which 1 allude, and which I would fain describe were 1 poet painter of all the graces was given by Mr.. Gov Brown In honor of her d?"^t^l a,lJ.^?n,pl,Kheddaughter, Mi*. *aun ? ' h g'?<es inherited, and ac complUhmrnU so eminently her own, won for he ??lf??ew.upon thin oceanlon, the merited an PeWh\n ?l Belle" of ihe ?ason. ? h*" *aid 1,1 det*il of ?o genial and ?o magoillceut an array of fair women and brave men It may well be said that Washington in ,'Kht array, contributed her beauty and her chivalry; and the pen of . writer need* to have been dipped in the orient hue* of light and his the light and glory of thl. happy scene. There was the fair Entertainer herself, grace Process and as polished as in?* H?' I A? *m,wy whiteness, dazziine with diamonds. There ?.he stood the cynosure of all eyes receiving her bouts of friends with tn C-JjJ- Won 10 ker hearts and made t^em all Among the guest.-some six hundred?selected f.oni among three time, that number of their fneads were representative, of every di.tin profession My Lord Napier of the diplomatic corp., with the beautiful and 1?. Mlsa King of thiscity sauntered with becoming dignity, among their admirers. The H*r"ey- that charming friend from .{If* Flor?das; your friend Harris, editor of the ?tar Ri' T il1 '"J-11** companion of tbe lone an. ^It ._The ?al,ant McMaater. of tbe tine Sau-of Tk magnolia maiden of the Empire eWei ie,S?UtU' *Uirrd wilb ?*?? *"?? and IhtTrVr the accomplished Miss Comer; ^v?^,d1fVn ln endl*M Pfai~? of rep rondition. of life b?*?d honorable which we wor.hin But,w?'n?n is the shrine at o I as me >ay my of v. J1!1,??. *ik, ?, was elegantly aUlred i? -L^ y<M,.a* *u<bor trimmed with lice a.5 IfJIh,**molIreantique, scores of admirer, by her perloi'i.l*Uract*d talents; for a talking lady iPlh- i c1b*r.m* never fails to become thecentriof ?.? ,, ? Wel1' me. of.ens.and re.nJ! wSSS^iZvm d-rwood, of Ky., charmingly attired w?. . rially a favorite with ourIntellectual She .'.theft Cecilia of song airuu^ mylvJh ington friends * ' ?y wash The Mi**e? Fitch, of Indiana?tbe blonde and brunette?appeared even prettier ttiau ever in and El y colored dress, and, as tbev ever do att acted our gentlemen of in >.t rtck-r he tts'e' Wr. tthaw?the eharmlng young wiie of rur fihnd of the Herald?never appeared to better advantage. Mr* Parker, of this city, bore her blushing honor* with the tame elegance with which she dispense* them at her own entertain menu. Miss Bartlett, of New York, whom a certain artist li said to hare remarked, bore a flattering resemblance to the Empress Eugenie, wu attired la the most tasteful white illusion, wittt trimmings of violets and green leaves, and danced moat divinely. Miss Stewart, of Mary, la d, we* as lovelv in white crape, as on another occasion when in her cherry robe she quite sttle our heart away, and was, as ever, charming la her wfli'r* simplicity Miss Jones, of Iowa, ia her usual French style, adorned a dress (that may have been Parisian) with the superior manners of an American lady. Georgia was not alone represented by the fas cinating Miss C?, but her honors were divided by Miss 11. M?, most charmingly attired in cherry colored silk, white crape trimming, Ore cian lace bertha, with head dress of coral and pearlsMissMcl>?, of New York, (I have most forgotten her name, but not her pure ineltacable memories,) with her atiperb tomt ensemUr, and eyes that outshone her diamonds, was a "talking belle" that even a CbesterheId may have coveted for a tete-a-tete. Miss Wiley, of Mississippi, was the cynosure of all eyes. Miss Lane, the ever charming entertainer of the Executive mansion, in simple black, with gold clusters festooned In her hair and dress, was imperial in her womanliness! It is a very honor to our nation that a ladv of so rare accom plishments is decided by the fates to preside over the Kxecutive soirees. The metropolitan nightingale in song, Miss M-y, and that gifted poetess, Miss VV?e, of this citv, represented the arts most creditably. There were scores of other attractive maidens whom It would honor even a more gallant writer to particularize, but lest I get the reputation of a flirt for continuing iny compliments, 1 must letve the bright foreground of this picture to say rn passant that the brave hearted beaus were a worthy set of fellows, and must permit them selves to be pushed into the background in this brief sketch. Honorables, Generals, Editors, Artists, and young men with no ostensible pur suit but pleasure, who find their way to every place and eat themselves into distinction; all these, "friend and foe," must In one oblivion be blent, at least for this time. The supper, the music and the good cheer, the pleasant wit and the genial humor of our enter tainees, the well-timed compliments of the fair hostess,?all these and nameless pleasures?made the easy winged hours tly by, until 3 o'clock a. m. thus found the devotees of Terpsichore tripping the light fantastic toe, in the fascinat ing rounds of the Waltz, the Redowa, and Les Lnnttrs. Long will the recollection of this brilliant ball chase away the dull hours when the guests of that night from their various homes recall the generous and genial lady In honor of whom it was given. Excklsiub. Debates vs. Essays.?An observing friend has called our attention to the marked differ ence in the popular influence at this time of the speeches delivered in the House and Sen ate?his opinion being that the country, just now, "look to the Senate" with absorbing in terest, so far as the proceedings of Congress are ooncerned. Wo agree with him, and at tribute it to the fact that the Senate legitimate ly debate the great questions that agitate the country, while the House content themselves with the delivery of abstract essays (under the name of hour speeches) upon questions not even nominally being considered by tkem. Judging from tho published debates of the body, it is evident that the Senate of the United States was never composed of abler statesmen and more sagacious men, than at present. The two speeches delivered in their Chamber yesterday, for instance, illustrate that fact most forcibly. We question whether abler adrcrse oratorical efforts were ever 6poken in a single day on a great question in the Senate Chamber, than those of Messrs. Green and Collatner, made yesterday. Though the latter makes no pretensions to popular oratory, he is evidently a man of deep thought and research, capable of defending in terests committed to his charge in a manner to make his oratorical efforts live long after him. The speech of the former, on the other hand, it universally hailed by the other side in the Federal Metropolis, the advocates for tho im mediate settlement of the Kansas imbroglio a* a national question, as an argument upon which they would be perfectly willing to trust theii case to the country, were no more to be said in justification of their views. But we allude to the subjeot without thought of theso particulm speeches. As in this case, so has it been through out the session; whilo the House has been, fci the most part, the theatre for the delirery ol abstract political essays, the Senate chnmbei has been the forum of legitimate debate, not n single speech having been delivered in it, thai we are aware of, upon a topic not officially be fore them; and each succceding spccch on a subject has bjen a legitimate reply to some speech previously delivered The distant public should not understand u; as intimating that there is any lack of ability on the part of the present House to acquit them selves worthily in actual debate. The fauli lies, on the contrary, in their rules, which per mit the members to discourse dnring the time nominally assigned to debate?when in com uiittee of the whole?upon any suljcct but th? one officially before them. The race bctweer them (the members of the House) is apparently as to who can make most personal capital in liii respective district; and thry accordingly dis oourse in the main particularly on topics where upon they are most likely to strengthen them selves at home. As it is rare to find the inter' ests and prejudices or affections of any two Con gressional districts alike, the consequence it that most of the speeches, however able, deliv ered in the House Hall in Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union, fall unheeded on the mind of a vast majority of the people ! being intended, as most of them are, only to affect that (the mind) of a very small fraction of the Amerioan people. The glaring difference between the popular influence of the current d sessions in the two Chambers must in the end, it 6trikee us, have due weight in bringing the House to compre hend the folly of oontinuing in operation their rule under which a member may discourse in Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union upon every topic, however foreign to that one that may be formally before the body. Pe!*wstlvawia.?Recently the Democracy of this State have been holding county conven tions. In every instance, we believe, notwith standing the attitude of Mr. Forney's Press and quite a number of her nominal Democratic representatives in Congress, they have emphat ibally endorsed the Kansas policy of President Buchanan. This is as it should be. if ever there was a statesman eminently worthy of the confidence of his immediate fellow-citizens, he is James Buchanan, who is the representative of the Democracy of his State more nearly than any other living American is of the char acter, attributes and sentiments of his imme diate people, in the course of our compara tively long observation of publio affairs we have never seen a party in any State, under similar efforts to distract them, evince the unanimity upon a new and hotly contested question which the Democracy of Pennsylvania evince in this case. It is clear that the pun gent appeals written by Dr. Elder, the rabid abolitionist, (in the name of Mr. Jno. W. For ney,) affect their sentiments quite as little as the attitude of their absquatulating represen tatives?quite as little. We mentioned, a day or two since, that the Democracy of Chester and Delaware oounties?represented here by Mr. John Hickman?had, with great unanimi ty, in oontfty conventions, repudiated his course on (he Leeompton constitution question. We have now to add that we are satisfied that the Democracy of every other diitriot of Pennsyl vania, thus misrepresented on the Kansas ques tion, as signally sustain the policy of President Buchanan. In Pennsylvania, it ia clear, the Leeompton question is already one between the Democracy and the Republican party, the latter having " bagged" upon it, from the Democracy, only a a few hundred ishy people disappointed In ob taining offices for themselree or for pereone in whose preferment they were personally and immediately interested. A Gross 6la*i>er m* Ex-Got. Wal Resetted.?The Republican preee are accusing Got. Walker of baring, for pereenal considera tions. abandoned the ground formerly essoined by him in relation to Kansas matters. They charge that he bargained with the Administra tion to do so, in consideration that the proeecu tion of the snit against Fossatt, involving the New Almedan mines in California, in which he claims an interest, should not be preeeed in the Supreme Court. The originators of this vile slander know it to be false. It is dear, Qov. W. has changed no riew upon Kansas matters, we are sure It is to be hoped that he is not for cursing the oountry for long years to come about matters which can and ought to be speed ily disposed of tor the common good, and that, too, merely to benefit Republicanism, and to enable that party to continue an agitation do signed solely for the benefit of its leaders. But this we do know. The prosecution of the Fossatt suit has not been abandoned. Be ing confined to his house by a severe attack of illness, and under the care of one of our phy sicians, the Attorney General was not able to

appear in court and argue the eause. That duty in this cause, so far as the opening of the argument was concerned, was committed to Mr. Gillet, his assistant, who is known as one of the most indefatigable and able members of the profession. Those who heard him, all affirm that he did so with xeal and ability, and that the interests of the Government were well cared for. The case was closed, on the part of the Government, by Hon. Reverdy Johnson, in one of his ablest and most effectual efforts. Every judge of the Supreme Court will affirm that this Fossatt case has been prosecuted, on the part of the Government, with a seal, energy and ability equal to that displayed in any case of the term. Hence, the very foundation of this vile slan der utterly fails. There is no pretext for it, but it originated in a wicked effort to injure the character of both Gov. Walker and the Ad ministration. But it will wholly fail of its ob ject. Gov. W. would not sell his character to secure pecuniary reward; his whole life is a refutation of such a charge; and those who know the Attorney General know him to be as incorruptible a man as lives. Republicanism must be hard pressed when it seeks to make capital by vilifying such men. Their labors will be worse than useless. Nominated.?There can be no doubt of the nomination, at a late hour yesterday afternoon, of Dr. Win. P. Jones to be the Postmaster of the Federal Metropolis, vice Col. Jas. G. Ber rett, whose term of office expired on the 23d ult. Dr. Jones held the same position for four years under the administration of Gen. Jack son, discharging its duties to the entire satis faction of the business community, and, indeed, of all who had occasion to receive er send mail matter through the Washington post office. The contest for the office in this case has been a severe one between three or four prominent and popular Democrats, the appointment of each having been urged by his immediate friends. On a review of all the papers pre sented by all of them, President Buchanan has felt it to be his duty to accord the office to Dr. Jones, and we feel quite sure that the citiiena of Washington, with few exceptions indeed, will ncquicsce checrfully in his docision. The question is one which legitimately and really interests the public, only in ao far as they are interested in having the duties of the office properly discharged. As a matter of course, the other aspirants for it and those who in terested themselves personally in their behalf, are sorely disappointed. Yet as they are gen erally persons of good sense and sound Demo crats, we know well that they, too, will soon soon come to acquiesce as cheerfully and grace fully in this result of the contest, as they should. We congratulate Dr. J. on his nomination. Tremblin g in their Shoes.?The opponents ef the immediate admission of Kansas into the Union are evidently dreadfully afraid least the Senate .shall be provoked into adopting the previous question as a standing rule to govern their proceedings. This is apparent in what numerous writers from this city for the distant press sympathizing with them are now inditing on the subject. For their information we have to say, that if their friends in the body evince a settled disposition to delay final action on the bill to admit Kansas into the Union re cently reported by Senator Green, for the sake of delay, the chances are ten to oue that that rule will be adopted by the majority, if no other means can be successfully resorted to to defeat their object. California Land Claims ?We learn that pa'ents are now in course of preparation, and will shortly be issued, for the following private claims of lands lying in the State of California : Claim for two 100 vara lots in the oity of San Francisco?confirmed to Jacob P. Leese and others. Claims for Catholic Churoh property, to wit: At the Missions Dolores and Santa Clara?con firmed to Bishop A lemany ; at the Mission of San Jose?confirmed to Bishop Alemany. This Church property consists of the lots on which the churches and buildings for the use of the clergy stand, besides the gardens, vineyards, Ac., belonging to the mission establishments. Volunteers for Utah.?We understand that Messrs. Wm. II. Jenkins, James Mullen, and James O'Brien, appointed a committee at a recent meeting of the survivors in Baltimore of the "Maryland Regiment in the War with Mexico,"'to wait on the President and tender the services of the regiment in ease they are needed against the Mormons in Utah, attended to that duty this morning. They were cordial ly received, and the motive which prompted the regiment to this patriotic action was duly appreciated. ??? The Weatmb*.?The following report of the weather for this morning is made from the Morse Telegraph line to the Smithsonian Institution. The time of obeervatien is about 8 o'eloek e. m.: March 3, 1858. Buffalo, N Y clear, th. 12,windNW, New York, A ? Y .....clear, cold. PhMadelpbla, Pa clear, cold. Baltimore, Md ......clear, cold, wlndjr. Cumberland, Md clear, cold. Wheeling, Va clear, cold. Washington, D. C clear, tb 22,wind NW. Richmond, Va clear, th. 20, wind NE. Petersburg, Va clear,cold. Norfolk, Va wind NW.,th. 30. I, v rich burg, Va clear, cold. Wilmington, N.C clear, cold. Columbia, 9. C clear, cold. Charleston, 8. C clear, tb.27,wind NE. Auguato,Ga..... clear, eold. Savannah, Ga ?..clear, th. 90. wind NW Ma^n, Ga................. clear, cold. Columbua, Ga clear, cold. Barometer at the Smlthnoalan, at 7 a. m , (cor rected for temperature,) 29.818. Thermometer, on the Smithsonian tower, min imum last night, 21 >j?; near the ground, 20^?. The MABSHALSHir er the District op Columbia.?It is understood that the Presi dent has postponed for the time being the task of coming ton final conclusion as to who shall fill this important ofBoe for the balanoe of his administration, and that the present efficient and popular incumbent. J. D. Hoover, Eiq., has been nod fled that I a is to hold over at least until President Buchanan determines whose name he will send to the Senate for the place. CoKFttMATiost.?-W? biu thai in tsmtir* session, jMttrdty, tkt Senate coninned the following appointments, sm?g others: fiuml Medarj, to U Po?t?aster at Colum bo?, Ohio, vice Mr Miller. Dr. A M Rebinson, to beeantral Superin tendent of Indian Affair*, vie*Got. Cummin*. resigned. Ei.bctbd.?Mr. Alex. t. Evui. of Texas, of late a Washington correspondent of the New York Herald, hae been elected to be the elerk of the ilouse Committee on C|iimi, vice Mr. Corbin, of Mo., resigned. Thb U. S. Ship Dale?Letters hare been received in this city from on board the Pale at St. Helena, Jan 3, 186ft All well The Dale was to sail for Pish bay, St. Paul's, and Ka benda on the African coast, on the rext day. cbjNGR ESS ION A L. Thirty-fifth UagrfM?Ft rat Sesslea. In tbb Saxats, yesterday, Mr. Clay presented the credentials of Hon. James P. Henderson, elected to All the vacancy occasioned by the death of Hon Thos. J. Rusk, late S-nator from Texas Mr. H took the prescribed ontb and wasadraitud to bis seat. Mr. Bright said that tbe reason why bis name did not appear on tbe final vote on the pns?aze of the army bill was because be bad paired ot with Mr. Wade, who was detained from his neat by sickness?he being for tbe bill, and Mr. W. against it. Tbe bill for tbe admission of Kansas having l>een taken np, over all other bnsinee*. by a vote of yeas 32, nays 'JO, the Senate proceeded to its consideration' Mr. Green advocated tbe passage of tbe bill, and gave notice that at the proper tim? he should move to amend bv providing for tbe admission of Minnesota ai>d Kansas together. Mr. Dougla* desired more time to revise bis report. Mr. Collamer made some explanations of bis report, after which, The S-nate went into executive session, and. Anally, without transacting further business ad journ"* d. 15 tub Housx, after our report closed, tbe dls cuuion of the bill fixing the salaries of tbe clerks, postmasters, doorkeepers, messengers, pages, and other emplo\ees of the House was continued un til about o'clock, when, without any action be ng bud on the bill, the House adjourned. Proceedings of To-day. Is th( Sfsatx, to-day, up to 1 o'clock, noth ing of public interest transpired, the time being occupied with the reception of petitions and re? olutions of a private character. The Houa; bill miking appropriations for ful filment of the treaty with Denmark respecting the Sound dues was passed Mr. S?-ward Introduced a bill amending an act r faring to passenger steamships. Mr. hvan? introduced a bill amending t' e pat ent laws. Mr. Houston introduced a bill providing for tbe organization of a regiment of inountra vol unteers for the protection of tbe Texas frontier, and also authorizing the President to taise four additional regiments of volunteers. All of which were appropriately referred. Tbe consideration of tue Kansas bill was then resumed. In thk Hocss. this morning, tbe bill provid ing for salaries for clerks and other employees was taken up. and the previous qnestion upon it having been ordered under the rule? Mr Mason made a closing speech in advocacy of the bill, and? After conside able discussion the bill was re ferred to the Committee of the \V bole?yeas !0J, nays 78. (pf* The Legislature of Texas is a remarkable body, and its labors without a parallel They have a large amount of business on band, and for some time have been holding three sessions a day?forenoon, afternoon, and at night. To these they have added a fourth, a session l>~fore break fast. The Austin Gazette says the House now meets at 4 o'clock, a m., and goes to work. A NXW Col NTKRBLAST TO ToBUCCO..?Two distinguished clergymen. Rev. Drs. Tyne.Epis copalian, and Cox, Presbyterian, have taken re cently very strong ground against the use of to bacco. Dr. Tyng. we understand, pronounces cigars to be the "Devil's playthings '' Dr. Cox goes still fnrther, and, In old King James' style, declares tobacco to be a ?'hatefully offensive py talism. with concomitant dirt ineffable.It has been well observed that if the Devil could be killed by hard words, Dr. Cox would be a dead shot. O" "w-ooia , NORTHERN LIBERTY BUILDING 3 ASSOCIATION.?A meeting of the above ? >ciatn>n will be held at their Hal:, Til IS EVE NING. at 7S o'oloek. An eleotion of officers will tske plioe tor the ensuing year. A.I persons in ar reais are requireed to pair up. By order of the President: It* WM. L. BAILEY. TresV. T 3-"NOTICE.? A meeting of the Fifth Ward IJof Democratic Assoc ation will he held at Caa paris' Hotel,on TUESDAY EVENING. Vareh2d. ?t 7J> o'oloek. All memt>era are requested to at tend, as business of impo will be transacted. Order of the President. m I ft -Vy* ll'BLIC SCHOOLS.-WEDNESDAY next, the 3d in<tm*,nt o c o k p.m. is the Hated period for tl.e mon lily meeting of the Board ol Tru tees of the Pubao Schools of tins city. in l-2t RO. RICK K I T* See. (Y3=-SlLI IWAN IVES, L. 1.. D.. will Lecture 11 "? on WEDNESDAY EVENING of tin* week, at 8o'clock, in the Philharmonic Hall, south side of I'a. avei ue. ne >r the oorner of llih street SuMect?" ? he Right of Private Judgement " Tic e?s 50 cents each?to be secured at the d<K>r on the evening of the lecture. in I-St* NATIONAL MEDICAL COLLEGE ' Washixgtos, D. C.?Tne graduatinr ??r oises in thi? institution will tsk * eNeo in the Wash ington I'lfcrmarj on WEDNESDAY EVENING next, at 7& o'clock. The public arc invited to at tend. ml J- J WEARING. M D . Dean. rv-T=? PIONEER ASSOCI ATION OF THE I FIRST W A R D.?The meml>ers of this As sociation will meet at the Hall of the Western Hose Compinjon WEDNKSD\Y EVENING. March 3*1. for the purpore of reorganizing f-r the erfuing cimpaign. All Democratic and Auti Know Noting voters in the Ward are invited to I* present. fej?7 S.TuJr W * ^y?THE LADIES OF ST. PAUL'S Lutheran ' L ? Church will hold a FAIRatOcd !? allows' Hall .commencing MONDAY EVENING, March 1st. The p.ooeeda to l?e appropriated to the ereotint of a Parsonace. Withers Baud has l?eeii engaged for tho occasion. Tickets can be had at Mr. Ballantyne's. or from th? members of the Church. fe 24 1 w * Ys^THK WAY TO SWE YOUR MONEY ij is toosll at J. SCHAFFIELD'S Btltimore Confectionery. 6tA street, between and H. where tnere is the very beat assortment of Cases, msde of the best materials, and sold lower than elsewhere in the Distri t. Creams, of sll flavors, made of the purest cream, at #l,tt per gallon. Particular atten tion paid to the furnishing of Private Parties. Balis. Cotillons, at the lowest rates, and at the shortest notice. fe 9-co2m ry-^=?HAKDY'S MAGIC REMEDY CURES ! L < R heuniatism and Neuralgia; Sprains and Bruises; Headache and Toothache; Colic and CraTp*; Pain in the Limbs, Side or Back: Coughs. Colds, and Asthma. It is also a fine tonic, good for reculating the Storuaoh and Bowela. Agents: Washington? Chas. Stolt; F. S. Walsh; James Daly, 388 I. street north. Georgetown? J. W. Sothoron A Co. Alexandria?Peel 4 Stevens. fe22-lm* HOUGHTS FOR THE HOLY WEEK, for young persons ; by Miss Sewell, author of Amj Hurbert: 37 cents Barolay's City of the Great King, 1 vol., ftvo., ool ored plates; 93 so. jnJ FRANCK TAYLOR. JR. B. SCHWARZE, ? Wholksalx Dfat xx in Oysters, Respectfully informs his friends and customers that he will sell his OYSTERS (whioh i are known to be of the best quality inj the market)at a lower price than any one e'ae can atiord. as he b.iys them by the host loci. Corns and get a b^rcain. ? PICKLED and SPli ED o\ STERS always on hand. J. R. B. fcCHWARZE. mi lm Southeast oorner Hih and E streets. ATKIN SO N *S SI B E RIA.-A ra rat 1 ve of seven years'explorations and adven?ures m Siberia, Mongo la, the Kirgbis Steppes, Chinaee Tartary, and part of Central Asia; with map and numerous il'nstrations; by Thomas Witlam Atkinson; price ta.?. The Works of Tacrtaa. The Oxford translation, revised, with notes. Harper's Classical Library; 2 vols.; price 91 90. Jest published,a"d for aale by O u .. TAYLOR k MAURY, m 7 Booksellers and Statu.i>ev,a?? Pa. ay#. BOOK OF THE CONSTITUTION. The demand of the people from all parts of the country for a new edition of this Book, bringing down the statistics to the present time, is snch that it cannot longer be disregarded. It is sufficiently known throughout the oountry to render a pmiio ? Ur description of it unneoess\ry here; ruffice .i t<? say itatu contains the evidence <>f its haviat re ceived His vnluM... ?J ', 0[ d custoiners phiis and of its feaviag reoeived the special approbation of some of the wisest statesmen of the past and present age. It has been pronounced by th m as a suitable fire-side onmpaami for every American eititeD.andaaatext booa for the risiBf generation of the sehoo-s. Editors who venerate and support tse Constitu tion, the sentiments of Washington, and the princi ples it embodies, have heretofore given it their u, <. (.I. it for the supply of thoee who nay desire to possess the uew edition will plseee address WILLIAM HICKEY, Jb.. mS-tf Waakingtoa City, D. C. w iimiMim, 1 I B I N 8 T OJI TlliTIB. Greet oowbtaatios tor om ??fk o?1?. M ft. C. W. COP w DOCK MISS 8ALLf"Vr. CLATR. TH? RTBNINT,. Mirahl. Bulwer'a Inimitable Play of RICHELIEU tyf' Coiildock as Cardinal RirMiri. Ii* St. Clair as ..Jake de M*. tema?. Bo*-hook now opaa Do. re oh* at T, per for mar ?a onmireaoee al 7*. m 3 Hall, on THc'fcSDA Y Tv"KNINp 'jMarc'h ffc ?. ihw. M i-*? IrrTh ^yOl'.NO FOl ks'" concert? TheYoatha' Horn* Miaaionarv Sooietv ofthetth a'reet Metliodiat Protestant Church wnl $>rt a roMartoaTt'b^i'AV EVKMNb, M*irl<U, at 7S o'olock. 1 ho Mffoiffi will oonaiat of Swine, llueta Semi ?horuaea. and Ch??riieee by I ha ChiH ran. Tha public is eordially a* liitud to at tend Ad nuttaae* 1A oeata; ao half pr ee. (a 27-** p H T LB A ft M O NIC HtlL. This fane Hail, the largest ?nd l?est moated in tha city. la now o mpleted by a recent addition of Sea P?r and i>re?amg Rnrnni, and wi:l I* rented to Ba S onoerta, Lectures. A a. of fcr?l c'?aa exclunvehi. - Ami) at W. G. M E'l ZKROTT'tf fe 27 Miai<0U>r?. wajto. 1R7 ANTED?fly a reapeotable Vaau WOM AN. vv a aiteatmn iu a respectable family to do Sew I or. I'lniugrooniaork. or Chainberw"rfc Tee beet city ref.renae given if required Addreaa Bo* IS. at this oflic* it AMAKRIKD MAN. vi k small fanili, wiehe? a SI Tl'A HON a* Gaidener. Aidrcj. fto* No. 15, at tkia office. m I-*_ WANTED? By a respectable Womaa. aeituetsea m * profent,od CUi'k, wno fen* l?rn Jiving ii? New Vorli. with the most reape<-tabie lamilie*. I ha laat 18 yeara. Mora ??tisfactory refereroe cm ha given. A pp!y at No. 3>? Pa. avenue. between hti? and lt'th streets. Can t *eeu for three da>a. It* WANTKD?For tka Uaitad States Arm*. able b died unmarried MEN. to whom wiU a a ba civan good pay, board, clothing and medical A A attendance, Faj from $12 to $22 per month fr^ No man kavinc a wife or ohild will he anoept?d. j J Apply for moor ted aervice at Yates' Bote.'.* 7th atraet, opposite Centra Market. ROGER JON KB. let Lieut. Mounted Riflemen. fe ?7-tf Recraiting Otfioer. \17ANTKD?To rent or purchaaa, (hy the fcrat of April.) a HOUSE suitable for a ani\ll f.tnnly, with gaa, lie. fitua'ion between l?Hh and 15th ata , and the Avenue and 1 atraat. Addraaa' H??uea. through Post fe 2S e??St WANTK|>?To Purchaae or Hire?A (LAVE W OM A N. not under ?? or OTar'J years ??f we( who can Cook. Waah. and Iron, at.d is fond ofehil - dren. Addreaa O. P. Q.. Star Office. fe 3t tf WANTFI).?An experienced NURSE, between tha Mas ??f li and 2" year*. A oniorad wonaa will b^ preferred. Apply at No. 3".7 Pa. avenue. t? t ween m<* <?th atr^eta. ?e :<i tf WANTKO.-A deairabla STOKK ROOM. o? Fa avenn?. between K?h and l?tk atreeta. Ad dreaa Box 764. City Poat Ofboa. fe t-Mlai EMPLOYMENT.?a month nn l all eipcaaea paid. AnAGKNTia WANTKD in every tows and oounty in the United States, to encage la a re apecu lii? and eaay buaineaa, b? whiok the ahnva profit a may be oert?inly made. For toll particular nMrmC. MONNKTt A CO., oomer of Broom* and Mercer als.. Now York C?ty, inclosing one poa tace stamp. janK-Aw* LOST AID FOUKD. LI OST?On S\tur?lay uwruitw. Februar* 27, be tween the hours of II and 1, on the Avenue, or in ?o?ne store, or on 7th or 13th atreets. a ladies GOLD HI NTING CASK WaTCII. with oaain and e\e class of tortoise shell and s*i*!l aeal at tached. The finder will l?e liberally rewarded bj leaving it at GALT'S Jewelry Store, '>n Pennol feb*7-3t BOARD IUG. OOARD IN A PRIVATE PA ?1LV.?A ladv mJ and gentleman or two amcle gentleman ran I* accommodated with a neat ? furni?hed frcr.t Room, with or without Board, or partial B??rd,ina pnva'o 1 " otll'<lfen or l>oardera in the houae. Ap ply at 517 I street north. b?twe?n6?h and 7tfi atroeu. m I-3t" IVOLFt'S S T H I D A M AROMATIC M SCHNAPPf. The proprietor particularly reoommenda the abov? Sohnappa to peraona travelling or aboat to aettle in tha South or Wect on aocwant of Ita Medicinal pro perties in oorreoting the disagreeable and often dan gerous effects produced by a change of water?? visitation to which all travelers Sonth and W?*t are particularly liable. Strangers ahould be careful m parchaaing the Schnapps aa the whole oo?n?rv la flooded with ounterfeita and imitations. The genuine has the proprietor's name on the bottle, cork and label. For isle by all Druggists and 6ro? oera. I'lNJLPlO WOLFE, d 15-Sifl l>*i?ot 1* Bnarar s raat. New \ ork. SIN SEASON. ALMOX. MACK IN At'K TROIT, AVCIIO VJF.S, DITCH HKKRI\(?, OKX\KI:K*H CHKESE. ENGLISH |)\?RY Ib?.SAPSAGO Do., EDAM Do., PINE Af PLE I>". KING * HI RCIIELL. fe ?i Corner \'erim>nt ar. and 15th at. r|*K L'.N KS!?TK I N KS !! 1 Pa. nr., brt trt > a t(k ?a?f I<?* -S |I<. NVALL, STr PHKNS At Cil. have at thia tm ma _ ... i ? nmw inst.>reone of the largest aa?ortm?nts "fu Sole l^eether, l.adiea' l?r?aa. and Harkingfci* v^ Tru ka. Hat Rc*ea, Vaii*ea.Carpet ?;?ga.^*T" r^tchela, K*'ticulea, Ae , A e., to l?e fmind in this city, which, for cheapness, finish andduiability.oan u<?t be equalled ?e la-lw THIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE that the su?<ain her hath obtained from the <?rpha?a* Court of Washington County, in the Diatnct ? f rolumbia letters o| administration on h - pera?'nai eitate ??! John MoDouald, late of Wa>hmgtuu oeaaed. All pcraons having c'aima ac-<inst the aaiff deceased, are hereby warned to exhibit the airwe, with the voucher* thereof, on or l?f re the '6i|i day of Fehruaiy next; the* may otherwise l?j law l>o excluded Irom the ln?n?'fi' of the raid es ate. tiiven under my hand tms loth d?v of t'ebfnarr. 1H.SB: JAS. W. McDONALD. la 16* AdmmistraU?r._ rrrs=m SATI RDAV. MAKCH 6rn. \vm. ??]| h h ^ h h Flounced Silk Robes at #15. Aquille Si'.k Robea. Double Skirt Si'k Robea. (The most deora Je article in the market.l All wool De Lames 2Sand Stcts. India Foulards. Grosde Paris. To le d Asia. Ac., Ac., Ae., Aa, Ac, Ao. Misses' Bajou Kid Gloves7,<- cents. Indies' KH - The most positive aasnr*no^ are given to the Ladies of Waah ngton and vicinity, that the New York oonaignment of _ _ STAPLE AND FANCY SILK PRESS GOODS now being offered at one-half the actual coat of manufacture, on tha Srcord FLooaof our esiabl.ahni< nt, will ba vita drawn from sale on fratarday mtrt, Mmrrk 6th. Indies may depend that no considtration wi.'l in - duce the owners to keep the goods on sale aft'r t ha time above designated. Such an opport f.irthe purchase of seaaonable goods, at anpreoadented'v low prioea, oan never occur again and an earlv call and purchase will save considerable disappointment in the future. HOOE. BROTHER A CO, ri!ti?n.Ttm? ArcRttt. inl-6t between Rtk and *th iu. A^hToNABLE PKRH MF.RIES, from tha beat nonses, at GIBltS'S. near tne timer of t Ma at'*** e** ? ?> m an I^RCIT TREES. EVERGREENS. Ac, The attention of fruit grower* ia reapedfaHp o\lled to the very extensive <to<ko| TKKIfaa now on hand, all of whieh are of the mut vig ^P orous description, and gaaiantoed as to ac ouracy. Peach Trees, iargeand thrift jr. cfioicaat kinds^saited to this sea?on. $i* per l?e. Dwarf Pears, over one and two tears old. splendid Trees, $25 to $& per 100. Apple Treea. beat aouthern varieties, strorg ard good, $18 per lw. Standard Pears. Aprioota, Cherries, Neetannaa, Plums, Uuineea. Grape Vinea. fllackberriea. Currants. Ac. Strawberries, over Vi varieties, inc'uding the finest Americar. aorta, aa well aa the Freeon. English and Belgian vanetiea. Rhubarb Roots, Victoria, Prinee Albert, Randel'e Earlv Prolific, 4c. Asparagus Roots. Chinee's Yam, Ae. Evergreens, auoh aa Norway ^pruoe, Hemloek, Arborite, Cednes, I'eodora, 3 to 5 feet vary symmetrical. ? Wi'.h every thitg pertamn g to t? e Naraery and Seed Trade,of finest ?a*!it) and cheap. JOHN SAI'L. *6 7th street.O' rner H, feag-FAT.m Washington. D V*. TTHE AMBROT\FEB AKF.N at mi Gallery are aatd to be the beat tiken in the oity. They are true likeneaaea and are ehaaper than any taken in th? oily. I have a has of new i*rleaases. LIKENESSES (either Dagaerreotypes or Am brot;?ea) COPIED. MINIATURES lakea and aet n Hraartp.aa, Looke?a, Ae., by ROBERT SAMPB. fa '9-t Pa. a^e. b< t. ?th aad ath eta. ,UR At tha auner of Mh aad L Strata. MRS. W?. RKSLt^' * DAUGHTERS Ciroulara, teraaa, ai>d all receaaery n.formation given on amp ioattoa to Mre. H m Kea'ey. Jaa IA dtFabAaoii ' PELLISSIER PORTMANIEAlp. f... Aft* Artttlt af Otn. i' Hm?4 Bmg. Tiva",! VfitlUEU* ** ** ' m,tT' ot Oeeta wiU^leaalTet?! atid ?iasus? th e new and ?oaTaiu at style of Trave'inc Baa. WALL. STEPHENS A CO . *?* ? avenue, Iwt. ?h aad l(*th at reets LBtoUaA Imtai. j