Newspaper of The New York Herald, December 26, 1855, Page 6

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated December 26, 1855 Page 6
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mr* pbom washdtqtoh, Omr WMUngton Corrwepon donee. WTashinoto*, Dm. 23, IBM. (twrir Zr Che Twelfth Section Mm Defined?Their Political Dilemma?Theatrical*, <tc., <tc. Yesterday's proceedings were mora significant and in dicative ?i'.ii lefereuce to tUa course which the Southern or twelfth section men intend to pursue, in the future) thaa su/tauig that has heretofore transpired. It is plain where they will eventually turn up, and any one who Will take the trouble to examine the record of yesterday's rote, will be forcibly struck wlih the aingulir conjunc ture of affairs at the present time in the House; for when the a tentative is presented to them, (the twlfih section ineu.) which of the two parties to ehoo o ? daubs and the 'epub.ic>as and abolitionists of tiie North, o: Rlolnidson and ihe national democr cy?it is ea y to c xnprehend where they viil be found Their"pieft?rence was c early made man.lest on batu day iu a laat resort; and as cer tain as a Speaker is e'ected. just as certain will they give a death Ihow?lor it is in their pc ver to do to?to aboli tionism iepubiirauism, Sewirdisui and Ureeieyism ad n'ld/nm. It wi 1 be s bitter pi I for them to swallow to rote fo the national dem cracy; yet will they do It. The on v hot > ier or impediment in the way are the tevolutions oi the democratic caucus. Could they he rescinded? could tin-un jbjec u ouab'u features, the gratuitous and wanton insui which tboy eocyey o? withdrawn, a union could be effected?aye, it could hare been effected on the first week of the assembling jf Congress. Hut, as 1 said before, u tie a.teruatire i.- presented? if it is narrowed down to hat j oint?if tbey, the twelfth section men, are to choose b-1ween black r-pubJieaatain and uatiuual de uicciary, of the two evils they will choose the least, Hen.-y G Janet, of the National thea're, in this city, has niuoe an arrangement, ana will fh >rtly produce on this board soaieof the mo-1 eminent theatrical talent of the Gmpire City. He proposes toopen on New Year's ere with Huetidau's gieat comedy oi the "School fir Scan dal," with a powerful cast o: characters, which, viewed collectively, is certainly very superior and extraordinary tor this latitude. 1 am informed that Henry lUcide, as Sii Peter Teazle; James E. Viurdock, as Charles Surface; James W. Waliack, as Joseph surf woe; Thomas Plaoide, as Crabtree; C. Bass, as Sir Oliver Surface; A. H. Davenport, as Car elms; J. M. Dawson, as Sir Benjamin Backbite; Miss I.izzie Weston, as lady Teazle and Mrs. Huokland, as Mis. Candor. The playgoers here are already beginning to run crazy. The President and Cabinet. I am Iniormed, have engaged seats to see this grand combination of his trionic genius, " W.ASiutMiToN, Das. 23, 1855. | /Vaspect. of th' Speakership?The Cincinnati Omvrntion? \ POmey'i Bragging cut* Hi t* favor of General pierce The Game as I'lamoit?Secret of Mr. Buchanan's Oetentv/n in London U would bo idle to attempt speculation as to the time when tae House may bo able to effiot an organization. Three w?c?? have already been run through with, and from all appearances tho chances for electing a speaker aie more remote and less promising than they were on the first day that the members came together for that pur pose Toe greater portion of lkst week has been con sumed lu making speeches, defining position! and convey ing the impression thst accident alone can Rive a Speaker and perfect au organization, if the resolutions which each of the msny parties luve put forth as platform i on which they have pledged them-elve? to stand are strict ly followed up, all hope for an organization la out of the question, for no party can obtain a majority vote; and ahoula Banks he elected, It will be by his supporters being always present and ready to take advantage of the ab sence of members, many of whom, it is understood, have concluded to spend the holidays with their famUws. Should tins game be cocked, th. plurality rote must be adopted, and this plain matter of fact is apparent to every member of Congiesi, and why the delay lu adopting itr The democratic uembers would willingly see It adopted, but yet their votes could not be received for the purpose, bo that if the insanity balloting is dropped, it must be by s fus.ou of the black republican* aud Know Nothings. This it a combination urpleasant to the Know Noth.ugs and oac which they would like to avoid, but without its formation Mr. Forney will continue his seut as ^peakor. aud ?be cowutiy be uepidved i>t the benefits of a bougies whicli it had elected to attend to its waotH. One advaa'.oge, however, Is g owing outoi thtssta-o of tbina- Many of the members aie using thiir leisure bou? in directing tlielr fi ion is at homo ea^osubjoct of the t iuc tiuati OouventloLi. loinev openly asserts that Mr. 1'ie.ee will bve a majority of the couvor tioa iu his *vot on the brsl bsllut, but he dees not men ion how he is like.j 'o stan Von a two-thirds vote, wnizh it Is ail but certain hue convention WlU slept as necossaiy for a choice l'ho support thst Pier e c iunts upon in ttio cou ventiou wi l mainly com* througli the government nat-ousge as in New York tho Custom Uoitse aul Host Office ? itlicd upon for a full representation. I. is neifect y well understood by the Forney operators that Fieice is to run on the first two or three balloUngs, and, ft not fuocewful?wnieh great care Ls ta e.i that he shan't #e?then the Pierce men are t> drop h.m and tally upon Pamcs Buchanan, who has been made Hetce's cho ce as against him. The game is a shrewd one aad t '>e director of it, John ^ . J* 'itiev, an excellent o.ausge. but. a - has bem shown, not sufUcl mtly so to a-t tor endorsement of the benute to his scbsmejby ?;T.u? to tne Union the printing ot lhat body. The Whole ot Buchsnsu's movements are under the immediate .11 ec tion ani control ot Forney, and this explains the iie-es h,m- l.w tnat gentleman's arrival lir?t at the A.uth, and hut leisurely journeying through the Southern jqates, no hi, way to his qu el retreat in Hc"nsylvanlv For the last four or five months we have been told by the Ur.rn and other papers of a similar character, thst Mr Buchanan's detention in London, as Minister, was at the mines, o Mr l'ie.ce, who required his services m the treatmen' ol important questions that hv- unexpect edly a is,u between England and the j mted states. Now, I Wat? from a positive and m< st reliable source that there is u< : s word i t truth in .his report?that, at ihe time fin spring last) when Mr. Buchstiau was to have rt'lur"" ed to the f'nitwl Hates, he received advice* to remain yet longer in 1 <union, purely on poll dial grou.sds, ccmufv-'ied with his uomioatlou for the Preside cy: and that when Mr. Pie're wt< app.oacbed upon the suhj-?c. of his deter mination to stay 1' nger in England he naturally expross ed his KatJsction. una utter sent to him Instructions upon several questions which have since been under con soler an ,n by the two governments. V hat do Mr. Ba chin id's friends diea.l from his arrival in 'ho United Btste-* Are tne; uuwiUlng that he -houU commi- hini ?eif i.n n the political question* of the dayr Does Mr. Buchanan tear the loss of popularity , by ib-c aj^g agsiiuit the black lepublicsns, Know Notlungs aud Jvansai free soilersf If not, why avoid the public curiosity upon the-e ?n,i ether ques.iousV Certain it Is that unless great care t? taken, A second Herce maybe sprung upon t*e democracy 'oy the Cincinnati convention, an objecl wnicn the Ur.ion eoi'.oi and the leading employe! ol tins govern ment ate now hoping to accomplish. Washington, Dec. 21,1955. The President Fidgetty about the Delay in the Or ganization of the House?The Message Getting Stoic, and Won't Keep Much Longer?The Kan sas Difficulty?Illness of Mr. Soulc?The His tory of His Mission to Spain on the Eve of Publication?Feeling in Washington on the Ni caragua Question?Col. French's Mission, SfC. The President was engaged, the greater pari of Sunday, in earnest appeals for the settlement of difficulties, and an immediate organization of the House. He has repeated to several ot his political fi ieuda what 1 mentioned to you in a former com munication, that the necessities of the country arc such that further delay in getting to business must be attended with serious consequences. It is this rumor, in all probability,that induced the receut appeal of the National Intelligencer for mem bers to bury their pcrsoual and political differ, ences, as tue public wants were loudly call ing for their iustant attention. There is some apprehension to-day that the Senate will be without a constitutional quorum until after the hoitdays, in which event no message could be teceived or basinets attended to for a week to come. Truly, the country has reason to complain at the conduct of its so called representatives, which, to gether with the distress of the President in not being able to get rid of his message, make matter - sad indeed. I have understood to-day that the message will be seut to the House In manuscript: that it is not In tyjie. aud will not l>e given to the printer until after it is read in Congreea. If this be so, some opi nion of its importance may be inferred from the great care that is showu on the part of the President to keep the public ignorant of its contents, until the lime arrives when duty renders its presentation no necessary. The Kaasa* revolution, like the London Times threats against the United States, has at no time attracted to it much serious attention. The good sense of the people has l>eea relied upon for the healing of whatever difficulties existed, and this conlidence, as we now see, has fully sustained our government in its refuwl to give Mr. Shannon the benefit of an " armed intervention. The result U having Its effect with both parties in Congress, aud in?great measure, wUl lewten tho seventy of legislation upon the subject of Territorial wants which will be presented to Congress by the poopfe of Kansas. There is lsit little said and no excite ment shown upon the sub|cct of the two claimants bow here to contest their respective rights to a seat in Congress. It is, however, supposed that s ma jority will be lound in fsvor of sending both back, Bad recommending a new election. Home ot lleed cr's friends already favor the pr jcet. I learn that (on the 15th inst.) Mr. Mould, Our late Minister to Spain, wo* still confined Q fcm hotel in New tnlcaus by indispose tion. It ?u his intentkm to have had read/ for distribution the history of his diplomatic doings withflBpuin' and the United States, on the meeting of Congress. His illuess will retard its publication, in all probability, for some days to come. But its ultimate appearance is a Axed fact. A very general approval of Gen. Walker's course, in sending out a Minister to this oountry, has fas tened itself upon all classes in this city and neigh borhood. I can learn of three stonemasons, at pre sent engaged on the work of the Capitol, who, at the end of the current month, will give up their situations, and leave, with their families, for Nica ragua. T am Informed, also, that Col. French will not pre sent his credentials for two or three weeks to come. This decision is not judicious, which I'oould show, if I were at liberty to do so. Washington, Dec. 24,1865. The Reasons for an Adjournment Given?Mr. Campbell'? Vote on the Plurality Reeotution? Chances of Mr. Orr and Mr. Boyct?Judge Evans, oj Texas; Leading Off? The Union's Contradiction, Qrc., $4C., frc. The members of the present Congress seem de termined not to be deprived of a participation in the festivities of the season. Several propositions were made to-day for on adjournment over, but the rea sons assigned by the different members for such an adjournment were various. While some based their action npon a religious respect for the day, others acknowledged that an opportunity to visit their homes was what they wanted. Mr. Florence, of Pennsylvania, placed his vote npon the ground of a profound religious respect for the day; but that, to muke it available, at leust two days would be neces sary to enable him to reach home and return. Did the honorable member suppose that to be religious, or to indulge in religious seutimouts and reflections, it was necessary to leave a national atmosphere? to go beyond the influences of a Washington capi tal? What a commentary! A better reason might have been found in assigning one day for " religions observances," and another for wearing off the effects of debauchery and dissipation. In the vote this morning to lay the plurality reso. lution on the table (the only resolution which gives Mr. ltanks any show for an election) many were as tonished to find the name of Mr. Campbell, of Ohio( on the list of ayes. What does this mean ? While voting for Mr. Hanks ostensibly as a friend, and as a leader of tbe fnsionists, wc find him voting against the plurality rule, the adoption > f which would se cure Mr. banks'election. It is rumored that Mr Campbell is in fuct opposed to Mr. Hanks' election, and will defeat him whenever lvis vote Is necessary to effect that purpose. Indeed, it is difficult to as certain the exaet positions of some men here even alter all the attempts which have been to define them. A demonstration was made this morning in favor of Mr. Orr, of Month Carolina, by Judge Evans, of Texas?who, lifter buying cast his vote regularly for Mr. Fuller for the post two weeks,?created quite u sensation by calling out when his name was reached "James L. Orr, of South Carolina." This vote in dicated a disposition on the part of Mr. Evans to se cure an orguni/ution and proceed with the public business. On Wednesday next, when the House meets again, it is believed that this example will be followed by the other Fuller nieu, und eventually by the administration democrats, bhould the Ameri can partv vote for Mr. Orr, it will then throw upon Mr. Richardson's f/ieiids the re.-ponsibility of the organization, or the election of a free soil Speaker. .?should Mr. Orr'a chances fail him, then, as I telegraphed you last evening, the national Ameri can party will cot com rate on Mr. I Joyce, of South Carolina, who is.cntirely acceptable to them, while lie is a const-tent democrat, not oi the administra tion pai ty exactly, though actiDg with them, but of the Calhoun school of politics. Mr. Hoycc is personal y very popular, has never made war upon the American party, and occupies a conservative ground on the foreign question. Consequently he would he able to poll a larger American vote than any other Southern democrat, and he may yet he called to preside over the House. The Union of this morning contains a contra diction of my despatch about Colonel Nicholson going to Tennessee to puck the 8tli of January con vention at Nashville?for himself and President Fierce. This contradiction was penned by a mem ber of Congress, who may not have known the ob ject ot the Colonel's vote. Will he also deny that the Colonel has written letters lately to Tennessee, mging the re-nomination of Pierce ? I presvmenot, as it would not be safe to venture upon such a de nial. 1 do not censure the editor of the Union for this, for upon this remote contingency hangs the very existence of his journal. E Washington, Dec. 24,1855. No Affiliation Probable Btltceen the Black Re publicans and the Twelfth Section Men?Spicy Interpellations?Mr. Shorter'? Bombshell Ex ploding Amongst the Massachusetts Men? Campbell's Prospects and Views?Banks' Friends Turning Tail upon Him, fyc., Sfc. Every indication to-day goes to confirm my pre viously exprefsed opinion, that there will be no affiliation Iwtween the republicans and the nation 1 or Twelfth section men; and further, that under cer tain contingencies, anp in fact, if the question pre sents itself, and the alternative is forced upon them, they will vote for an out and out administration man. Humphrey Marshall, in a letter to the Louie ville Journal, emphatically declares that he will vote for Richardson or an administration man, and that he (Richardson) is decidedly preferable to him and the friends who act with him, titan any man pre-euted by the republicans or abolitionists. The interrogations propounded this morning were very spicy. Stuart, of Maryland, rose and made a personal explanation, uud also elucidated and defined his position, in which he alluded to Mr. Banks, and requested him to state to the House whether he ever made use of the language attributed to bim in a speech in Maine," Let the Union slide.'' Mr. Banks answered the question entirely satisfactory to his friends, but not satisfactory to some of the South ern men, especially Extra Billy Smith, of Virginia, and Boyce, of South Carolina. These gentlemen pressed him hard for another exposition, but ho courteously declined. Mr. Boyce'a interroga tions were almost too pertinent, namely: whether he, Mr. Banks, was in favor of the restoration of Missouri restriction, or prohi bition of slavery in all the Territories'! Whether he was in favor oi the abolition of slavery in the Dis trict of Columbia '( Inter-State slave trade it Re cognition of the independence of llayti, and as re ceiving as its representative here a black minister? And, further, whether he is in favor of the total repeal ol the Fugitive Slave law't Hut Mr. Bonks declined. Mr. Brooks, of South Carolina, stated that, under certain contingencies, he was perfectly willing to " let the Union slide,'' and lie was con gratulated by a large number of the memi>em of the House for the sentiments lie expressed. Mr. Shorter proposition or statement that he intended to offer a resolution excluding every member from Massachu setts from occupying a seat on the floor of the llonsc, cieated considerable excitement and no little amusement. Some of the members seemed to take it in eornett, and wcic alarmed, while others looked upon it as only a trick. It was rumored about the hall this morning that l ewis D. Campbell would yet be the man. 1 was in formed by a li oding and influential national Know Nothing that t ampbell had assured them that he wot Id not appoint a single republican on any im portant committee, and tbut lie would so construct them that no national man could take any excep tions. Ranks, yon will observe by to-day's vote, has not gained, but is gradually losing, He cannot, I am confident. Ire ele- ted. The discussions which have been going on for the last week have materially in jnred his prospects. They made another effort this morning to adopt the plurality, but it was unsoocess ful. 1 am reliably informed' that some of Banks' friends will leave him, l>elievingthat they have stood 1 y him as long as it is expedient for them to do so A new man seems to )>e the panacea which would lieal at least some of the present dissensions which exist in their ranks. Don. RkciprocitT?We learn on good authority, that the duties collected in the District of Buffalo, for the J ear V-5R will not cscoed $10,000. last year thev wore $'. ? 54a $15,000 of which wo* colitc'.ed for articles null sub. jectto duty, and the balance on those now admitted free. 1 he value If goods imported free in consequence of the Reciprocity treaty are, however, enormously is excess of '?st r?or, being for one quarter even larger than for the whole wa?o? of ISM. on tb? contrary the dutie* col lected at Canadian port* on articles imported from the States are scarcely tive per cent lea* than formerly JSv tfato_OminriTiaI, Washington Barracks, of Columbia, engineer on the Columbia Raihoad, was killed on Thursday last, Dec. 2(i at the Paoli, when running the night ex prr.-s East. The Inland Daily says that the acci dent was earned by the swit h'tender's leaving the Hwitch ojien, it U ng the third time he lus been gnitty ot like neglect. ?to* Porto ate* OomopMdeiMe, Gwataha, Porto Moo, Dec |, 1866. Re appearance of IA? Cholera?Alarmin* Mar *<popuu?Z%IC: Crop* Commercial Ntw-Conmlar Feet, A-e. I have not had anything ot sufficient interest to communicate for the past few months, as daring our dull or hurricane season nearly all business is suspended. In fact, there is but little of importance to communicate, beyond the subject just now oecu pyiog nearly all in the island?the appearance of the cholera in the eastern part of the island, and which appears to be gaining ground throughout the country. The mortality thus far has been unusually severe, averaging some fifty to sixty per week of those attacked; it however confines itself almost ex clusively to the negroes and the lower classes, whose means of receiving attention are necessarily but ftw. Communication with the infected towns is completely suspended by me ins of sanitary cordons composed of an armed force. The principal mis cluei thnt will be caused by the disease?if it con tinues unabated in its vinilcuoe?will be the loss of our slave population upon the estates, which even now is fur lrom adequate to our wants, and which ony unusual mortality umong them would seriously th?K?t!?c??:dBCta0f tLe ??untry> particularly The appearance of this disease is the more keeolv reared, from the fact that this couutry has hitherto been totally exempt from it, being more highly favored than almost any other country on earth. The official returns to the 27th ult., exhibit 4(19 cases and 261 deaths, and of those then under treat ?eD'' about one half pronounced grave and doubtful. The coming crop is now close at haud, and as the weather has been thus far highly favorable for the growth of the canes, prospects are exceedingly flattering for an abundant yield, and favor the pre Bent high ruling rate# in all countries for .sweets; Slantcrs anticipate favorable price#. Sugars will I nuk, open at from $3 60 to $4 60 per oue hundred < pounds, as per quality. Our import market is am ply supplied with nearly everything in the shape of provisions, lumber and cooperage materials, parti cularly the latter. Exchanges rule high, and but few drawers; Gai ted States, 12$ per cent prem.; sterling, $6 20; gold at 61 per cent; francs, 8 per cent prem.; American gold, 10 per cent; silver, 12$ per cent prem. 1 shall continue my advices. The change in consular fees, say register fee, for. merly $4 and now reduced to half a cent per ton. will cause this and the Mayaguez offices to lie scarcely worth holding; as a vessel leaving here iu ballast pays scarcely one dollar, aud the average ton nage of vessels trading here is scarcely two hundred tons; this port and Mnyaguez are the most frequent ed by American vessels of any in the island, and nave no salaries attached to them, while Saint Johus, the least frequented among the principal ports, has a salary of $2,000 attached to it, and 1 once, a large trading port, $1,600. This should be reformed. Our Vlorlda Cor respond (iter. Jacksonville, B. P., Dec. 14,1856. I The MontpeUier of F/oi uJa?Curative Effect* of it* Atmosphere in Pulmonary Complaints Its Delightful Climate and Varied Natural Produc tions? The Lumber Trade, $-c , <Jr. The town of Jacksonville is situated on the north side of the river St Johns, twenty miles from its mouth, and comprises about two thousand inhabi tants. It is accessible by steamers three timc3 a week- one from Charleston and two from Savannah - thoie from the latter place malting whit is termed the "inland passage." This portion of the State is settled by neo|?le mostly from Georgia uud the Carolines. Many also from the Northern States who arc troubled with pulmonary complaints, make it their home during the winter season. The air is ra niaikably mild, aid invalids?unless the disease is of too long standing-find great relief, and oftentimes are permanently cured. We have many among us now from New York, Boston and other Northern l ilies; many stop here, aud others go further up the river southwaid.to Pilatku, Magnolia or enterprise. We have a very fine and well conducted hotel?the JudHou House- where prices range from two dollars per day, to twelve per week, and thirty to fifty per month. The lioute accommodates two hundred guests, but only about one hundred are here at pre sent. The servants are "blacks," and owned by per tons living in and ubout town, who hire theiu to the proprietor. They appear cheerful and contented and me in contemplation of a "good time coining" I during the holidays, when they consider themselves free, and employ their time in music, dancing and i tiier favorite sports. ? Board and lodging can be obtained for five dollars per week among some of the inhabitants, but the accommodations are none of the heat. Last Mond.iv and Tuesday we had cold weather, frost being no ticeable; but to day, Saturday, the thermometer in the hall, with both doors ouen. stands at titi; afire is objectionable and files nrc troublesome. Green pens arc expected in a couple of weeks, and toma 1068 iue in Moshch). Around the bou.se are found R?W'Dg the magnolia tree, which blossoms in May. emitting a delightful fragrance?unless too near? when it becomes sickening; the citron, olive,orange fig, lemon, cabbage palmetto, pride of India, Span ish bayonet, oleander, peach in bloom, and numer ous other kin da that 1 have not yet become acquaint c? To one accustomed to a cold Northern waiter the weather here is lovely, and they could hardly realize that it is the month of December. Granges do not yield as abundantly for the past few years; a kind ot insect is gradually destroying both iruit and trees. 1 saw some very tine sweet ones, tor which was paid three dollars a hundred. Game is not abundant, but deer, bear, turkeys, ,tc are fre quently net with by those who seek to amuse them selves with the rine. Fish are plenty In the river and oysters are brought up from near the mouth! AJugatois are sometimes seen, but tliev arc very shy ot man, and move off in deep water at any approach. Considerable business is done in the lumber trade, tint at present it is not aa profitable as heretofore, yet there are about twelve or flftceu mills iu opera tion in this vicinity, sometimes running twenty-four saws at once, in what is called a gang. The river is navigable about three hundred miles and runs in a northerly direction until within a few miles of it. mouth, when it flows eastward and empties in the Atlantic. Farmers on a smail scule are termed 1 crackers, hut the more wealthy pnes. planters. Tins- I ruire the sea island or long staple cotton, which is i worth four or live times us much as the .short staple. Welaka, J Our Sew Otltin* Coi'vespo.trience. Nkw Orleans, Dec. 17, 1865. The Sheriff Election Suit Decided?Service of thi Fire Department Awarded by Contract to the Firemen'$ Charitable Aeiociation?Su%p;e?tiont o Farm Out in the Same Manner the City Govern, meat?Biehop Hopkin? on the Temporal Power if the Pope?Theatrical Gostin, $c. $c. The " great case" has been at length decided. You are aware that Mr. J. \V. Bell, anti-American candidate for (Sheriff, contested the election of M.tjor Hufty, (American) upon two points: llrst, the de struction of the ballot boxes in the Seventh and Ninth precincts; second, the discovery of certain votes tor the democratic candidate for sheriff in the box appropriated for the reception of votes for Jns tices ot the 1'eacc and Constables. The testimony proved that the ballot boxes were broken before the Conrini sinners of Election could possibly make their returns to the Sheriff, and that tnereforc any state ments of the majorities in these precincts for Bell or llulty could Le nothing more than guesswork. On the second point, many of the Conrmis-donera con tended that the votes lor officers other than Justices of the Peace and Constables could h ive round tlieir way into the boxes designated for those particular pluces, unless through fraudulent intention-. The niry stood seven for Hufty and live for Bell. By special act made for contested ele.tion suits the ttuuorhv of tlrejurv decides Hie < a?0. Our lire companies w ere disbanded by order of the Common Council, and the service advertised for oou tract. John Youcnrea was the lowest bidder, offering to perform the dutiea for * 100,000. This the Council thought paying rather high " for the whistle," and refused to ratify the Comp troller's sale. The question has at length been diapo cd of by the award of the contract to the Firtmen'a Charitable Association, which has agreed to comply with all the requirements of the ordnance for the aura of seventy thousand dollars per annum. Some of our city papers suggest the propriety of farming out the government of the city. Mr. Couldock Iras juat terminated an engagement at the 8t. Charles, and Mr. J. H. lfuckctt succeeds him. He opens as Falstaff, in 'King Henry IV." We are to have after him the Missos Penin and Mr. and Mrs. Barney Williams. Tho " tlaiefy," under the direction of Mr. Dkm Boorcicault, docs not ''take" as well us had been anticipated. Bishop Hopkins haa been delivering a series of lectures at Odd Fellows' Hall, ills la?t was upon " The Temporal Power Claimed by trie Pope." It was, in the rrrnacnlarof young America, a crusher. His logic wu irresistible, and 1 think his argument* unanswerable. If the American party bad but a lew such calm and dlgnlRed reasoners to expound its principles. anti-Americanism would soon Ire nnra lered among the things that were. haroOBon, Itow Broadway Should b? Paved^Oompui m mt the Dlffmat Ifitams mi Ca?aowajr In Cm In the Gnat European CIUml TO TBI EDITOR OP TBI HERALD. The subject of street pavements had long oconpied public attention in this city before the so-called Ross pavement was adopted, when it was rapposed the problem was finally solved, and the detidtralum in the way of pavement was discovered; but again the authorities are called upon to examine into the causes of so much "cruelty to auimais," the great destruction of that useful quadruped, the burse, and, consequently, the condition of the so-called Ktuw puvenient on Broadway. Impressed with the importuuoc of this subject, and feeling satisfied that the blook pavement adopted in Broadway, and elsewhere in this city, would prove defective, my attention was directed to the various street pavements in the diflercut cities of England, and on the Continent, during the last year. In Liverpool, for instance, in streett where the Macadam road is not quadrangular, slate stone is used, set on the edge, about three or four inches thick, with a horizontal inclination up bill. The same may be H&id of many portions of London, where, in addition, the smull cobble stone is used to some extent, and the smaii square stone, or Belgian pavement?as it is here called?in many of the cltief thoroughfares, such as Charing Cross, Ac., Ac. In Paris, beside the Macadamized road, as most {arsons have observed, quite large gray or whitish limestone iB used for the principal streets and bote levards. At Lyons, the pavement is similar, except that upon inclinations, which there are great, the stoues arc set edgewise, while those at Marseilles are simi lar in every respect.

The majority of the streets in Genoa having a great acclination, rather sharp granite stones, set on their edges in the centre of the streets are used, up which mules carry panniers of various com modities. The rides of the narrow sti-ects are either of very small pebble stones set flat, or gravel pound ed down, similar to the Macadam. Naples is paved generally with large square thick flags of granite, of uot a very hard quality,aud grooved wherever there is a declination, at spaces of three or four inches apart. Rome iB paved almost all over with a uniform square block, set at right angles with the street, but " broken jointed," about four aud a half or live inch es across the surface of rubble work, or rough forced compound of a volcanic stone, called scoria, or tuta, a species of lava, firm and tough, but not very hard, in a style that might be called coarse Ro man mosaic; while Florence is flagged with flat sttmes,very broad, and in the older parts, of irrogulur form, but not unlike, and set iu with the precision of Florentine mosaic. The inclined parts arc of sqnure flags, similar to those commonly used on our side walks, and each kind is grooved in all the principal streets of the city at spaces of nine or ten laches, and kept like u millstone constantly " picked." Tbe pavement of some of the smaller towns of the middle and nortn of Italy, such as Bologna and Ferrari, are of a small white flint c&bblestone, as if taken from the bed of a running stream; but in I'adua they are of large, thick squares, not grooved, very similar to the ancient Appiuu Way, which war, ami, where it remuins,still is,composed of large hold ers, laid 11s closely together aud as regularly us may he, but still presenting a very uneven aud unpleasant sulfate to drive over, sucli as that ne.u- the tomb ol Cecilia Metcllu. v Venice is mainly flagged without any groover, as, fortunately for them, there are no quadrupeds in the city, except a traditional donkey, which one seldom hcursand no one ever sees. The pavement of Trieste is of square stones in the better portion, very like the so-called liuss, but rougher and not so hard, witli an artificial bed, hut uot of concrete or cement, like the latter. Those of Vienna, in the city proper?that is, in-ide the walls?ko far as the shape and apptyrancc of the stones themselves are concerned, are almost precisely like the so-called Bush pavement, but uot so large, without grooves, aud evidently of u softer and lc-<s clastic stone. At Pesth they vary according to the locality, but with the exception of being less even and regular are like thorc off Vienna. Berlin, '? Unterdoii-Lindm," is also of square block stones, as arc also other principal thorough fares, similar to those of Paris, In Hamburg they arc ot tint, irregular blocks, laid on cobble stones beneath, and in the principal cities of Holland they are of small irregular blocks. In Antwerp, Brussels, aud other cities of Belgium, they are not unlike the so-called Belgian pavement in Broadway, near (.'anal street, except that tiie stones are geneially somewhat smuiler and rougher, and lilted together with less precision. The notes in respect to the pavements of some other comparatively modern cities, for the purposes of this communication, need not be referred to. The pavement of Pompeii Is of large boulders, apparently wcrn somewhat even on the surface, but the streets generally are so narrow that only one vehicle could puss at a time; hence there arc deep ruts worn iu tire solid stoues, like wheel trucks in a .-tiff clay road. As is well known, in most cities on the Continent sidewalks are very rare. Indeed, in Paris they are by no means universal, while in the south of Frauce and Italy a sidewalk is an exception to the rule? hence the necessity either of grading the streets so as to form a slight arch abutting against a level of a few feet in width, on each side of the street?upon w hich, however, carriages are permitted to encroach with impunity?or thev are inverted, with acque ducls in the centre, leading to the sewers beneath, so as to leave the sides, or trottoiivi, comparatively clean and dry after a ruin. Tium Kumc is almost universally pa veil in tue concave style, and M is Naples, although oi dilferent material, as has been shown, and Florence also, while that of Paris and most cities in Northern lie) many is almost Hat, or only a barely perceptible convex; that of Venice is concavw, wnile those of Vienna and Heath, in Hungary, are slightly un hid. In Holland they are universally Hat, of course, and in Be'git.m a very slight convex, not enough so to possess the quulities of an arch. The dillcrcnt Kinds of pavement, and the several modes of luring them down in many different pi ices, having thus been superiicially described, it only re mains to state which, from obseivution, appears to be best adapted to such u thorough!) re us broad way, than w hich there is no greater in the woild. in no other city is the stone, in the first place, laid in so fantastic a form as in Broadway, to obtain an angle to the line of the wheel, nor is*such hard, iron-like stone mod Tor a sticet pavement anywhere else. Another great defect in the so-called Boss pavement is the size of the stones used, especially in the luter pavings in that style, to le--en tue co: ts, the objections to which a groove, even ut right angles with the street, which is the only proper way, will not obviate, because, the stone bong so hard, the groove wears smooth ut its edges, and thus adds to its slippery condition. A pavt incut similar to that of Home is nndoubt edly tlie liest for general travel in u city sucii as New York, where there are no positive hills, and but few elevations; because, when the stone is only tlie size of a horse's foot, of rather a biiltle than tough material, and with a rough fac<\ the edges, from wear, chip off. Instead ot becoming smooth, and it thus preserves a natural surface, whl li sus tains the foot of a horse Hrmly, and yet yieldingly. Every oue who lias vi -ited "Houn- must have no ticed how the black coach horse, in general use there, places his fore foot llrmly down, with bis leg well thrown out from Lis body,and a I 000that would almost break tho feUoi k joint of 11 veteran omnibus hack on Dioadway, with his crippled action. The conclusion, therefore, to which the write ', after much personal observation, has come. Is that the stones used should not be more than four or live superficial inched square, or about the average size oi a horse's loot, set at right angles with the street, and broken Jointed, of brittle but not very hard stone, and only sufficiently convex to carry off" tho water to the sides. The depth might bo six or eight, or even twelve inches; and in Near York, where there is no Dutnral clay pan, an artificial foundation of senie kind is necessary, and that ap plied by liuss appears to be the best; but it should oe so laid that any portion could be removed for building or Other purposes, and lie replaced properly by an ordinary paver: but the siliciout earth of New York is ot au oily character when in a certain e.ite of wetnem, and. consequently, then very slippery; while, when it is perfectly dry. it is so subtle and light that it works its way up to the surface, even fi om the concn to lied of the Buss pavement, be cause it is one of the component parts of the cement use 1 by liuss. The only way to obviate this, therefore, w ill he to manufacture the cement out of sand of a differ* nt or -harper character. Even the stones at present laid down by Ross in Broadway, If taken up and broken into fr->m two to four pieces eacb, ami re-laid at right angles on the same foundation, would make a much lietter pave ment than it now is, or than grooving it either diagonaHj or straight a< ross, at almost as great an expense m a new pavement would incur. CtvtJ. Wm Preparation* in BmIn. [9t. Petersburg Correspondence of the Peru Press*. lavel Nor. 20.] A general levy is at present being made all over tlie empire, and the greatest activity is displayed in all our sea ports, fortresses and the tvro capitals of Russia. On Lake Ladoga, at Cronstadt, and at Rweaborg, vigorous efforts are being made to increase the fleet of rowing boat 4. This flotilla is to be comported of iron boats, which will be used to board and aiuk the floating batteries. This idea was suggested by tho Grand Duke Constautine. The remainder of tho seamen of the Black Sea have been ordered from Finland, and there is again talk of a second levy in order to complete the crews. As Boon as lie returned here, the Grand Admiral inspected all tlic vessels at anchor, and ordered tint they should be put in readiness to go to sea nevt spring. This w ould load to tlie supposition that lie is flrmlv determined to cross the Channel, to break up the blockade by foice, und offer battle to the al lied fleets. The first anxieties of the chief of the Russian navy, while preparing his means of action for the next campuign, were of course for Cronst idt, whose works of deience are formidable, but whose com mander is a man whose time and age render him unfit for active service. I allude to Admiral Lutke, w ho is about eighty years old. This veterau of tue fleet has been nominated to the Imperiul Council, and his command at Cron stadt has been given to u man of extraordinary energy, Rear-Admiral Novosilaki, who had the com mand of the port of Sebastopol after the death of Nacbimoff, and who distinguished himself so much during that long siege. Admiral Novosilaki has as sumed the command, and is displaying all the ac tivity which forms so prominent a feature in his character. By his orders' an additional nnmber of iron boats are already in progress of construction. They will be manned by sailors and marines. It is so muoh apprehended thai the floating batteries will cross the channel between Cronstadt and the military port, that the government is pnt to its wit's end to devise means to prevent the attack of those formidable and destructive engines of war. It is believed that Novo silhki will do in Finland what has been done in the Cri mea, namely?-close the cntranoe by sinking some vessels of the line. Those means of defence are very easy, but cost a great deal too much to bear frequent repetition. Nothing is neglected for the defence of the interior. Prince Dolgorouki, the Secretary of War, and General Eeheffkin, the newly appointed director of the roads, have been summon ed by telegraiib to Moscow, in order to give their advice as to tlie best means of fortifying the old city of the Czars. Other important works of defence are also spoken of. That is all thnt I can tell you about the war. Pre parations are being made for it in every part of the empire, and our roads are covered with soldiers. But the nobility, who arc entirely or nearly rained; the people, who are a prey to misery, and the manu facturers and merchants, whose commerce is com pletely annihilated, are begging for peace. Cuika?ClIAKfltK IN ITS Cuhrenot A corres pondent at l-haogh?e writes that a proclamation has boon issued by liis excellency Ctiaou, Superintendent of Cus toms, which decrees that all dollars, whether of old or new coinage, rhull circulate at par on and after the Chinese new Wfcicb Is the 17tli day of February next. This decree is ot great hnpurtrnje to American o inmorce, ai heretofore aII duties l. id to be paid in Spanish (usually designated 1 Cnrolus") dollars, which In consequence ot the c mparatively small number in circulati n, always commanded a high premium. Mr. Joseph Presscy was injured on the 21st, at La couia, N. H., bo badly, that he lived but uri hour. He was at work in the wooden ware manufactory, and got caught in the belt and was drawn around tho drum. He was until recently fireman on the Man chester and Lawrence railroad. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL. aOVEl flAKKKT. Ti-ksiiav, Dec. 25?2 P. M. Tlie Hoard of Brokers adjourned yesterday over to Wed nesday ; and the members liavhig for the time been relieved (rem the atixie'ies and excitements of stock speculation > bave devoted, we trust, the day to more hai inor.l/lng pursuits. The street was nearly deserted, the weatber being very un'avorabb- for all ?u'sioor occupati >ni. Tho atock nuikct closed quite linn yesterday;and, as tliobiuk statement must be considered favorable, It is possible the tetter class of securities may be sustained. The fan cies have an oidial to pass through which must rod u re their inaikct value materially?temporarily pcrhtps ? but that lower prices must rule during the activity of the spring trade does not admit of much doubt. We look for a more extensive business among the com norcWl rlasses within the next four months lhan has over been known, and preparations have been made for supplies of foreign manufactures equal to the anticipated demand. Tlie im[ortations during January and February will !>o imnti nse, and the payment of duties alone will absoib large sums, a portion of which might otherwise have found Ha way into the stock rau Wct. The remittances in payment for foreign goods must, during these months, be very bevvy, and the demand for money g-neraliy for mercantile purposes will without doubt be sufficient to keep all engaged iu com merclal pursuits, for a time, pretty hard up in their financial affairs. After the most aetive reason lias passed over, ami puymcnts from tho interior begin to t-cme in largely, we may look for a different state of things, both in the money and stock markets. We may tin n look for some activi'y of speculation in fancy stocks, as well as in those of a better class, and we should not be much surptised to See even an Inflation In the market value of certain stocks which nevir had, and probably never will have, much intrinsic value. The apprehen sions which bave existed In the public mind iljiing the whole of the pre?e-ityear, have had a very favorab'e in fluence upon private credits, and served to keep specula tior.s and every spirit ol enterprise within -a'esml proper lunits. The good effect of this conservative rour-c Is cow seen and felt in the sound system < f llnauces exi-t it g in all part of the country, iu the hoalthy state of trade, and in the moderate expansion of liabilities ou the part of the community at la-go. The new year is likely to be one ot the most prosperous we hvve evjr kniwn. iDY'KRTISrJOT RENEWED EVKRI DAY. SAl.ES AT AUCTIOJf. AUCTION NOTICE?T11E BALANCE OF" FURNITURE ol the 81. VaiuIs Hotel?PKTRk PARKS Auctioneer.? saVAOK A PARKS wi 1 sell this 'lay. at ll)?j o'.-hi k at the siesroniris, No. 314 Broadway, an assortment ot furnl'ure mitt able for lot.la ami prlvnte tamllles. Also, at 12o'clock, one piui.oiorio, in good order. ACOTIO* NOTD F.-J. BOOART, 4U TIONRBR, BY S. BttUAKT. Wednewisy, Dec. 2t>, at 10 oolock. a ftlO I'earl Ureal. mortgage sale; by virtue ol a chattel m irU'ag". ? *0 bUliard lablei. RICHARD M \ KSllal.I,, Att'ylo- ?fortg?g"e. At IC'jo'cloek, In front ef the auction rooms, corner Frank fort and William streets, one brown horse. A I t T ION NOTIt'W J. BOOART, VL't'TI ON K KR?BY A S. IJOiiARI.?i hursday, 2; ill, ai l(l)g Vclork. at 'be auc t on rooms corner of Frankfort .in?t Wdltam Urea * large t ile of household turnltorn. -ofan, maltognny chairs, rockers, tab.es, ! ttieaus, carpets, senetnry bookcasei, lounges. in'.rrn-s. eu pnimuigs. crockerv und ghtssWAre, maihle top "u'r ? i? ii"?; book racks, bed- eads, 'rather beds, matueases, woollen blau, seta, kitchen lurnttuie. N. II.?At private sal?. a lotgaa fiv tmes, chandeliers, ,te. AUCTION NOTICE.?CROCKERY, ULAHS AND CHINA, and Ioi. 'y goorla ?By J. H. II. It A ltTI.F.T I". auetloneer. Thursday December 27, at ten o'clock, at >1 Pe.trl street. Peremptory sale of all kinds of ear thru ware, 'hlaavaeet, toys, noMtocut civ andnrr-sed glass, cutlery BrmannU ware, A Catalogues now ready. ArCTlON NOTICE?TWOS. BELL. AU? TIOHKRR.?BY 111.I.I, A Bl'MI, ibis day, at lujjj o'clock, lu the gates icons, No. 12 Norih Wll lam street, will be -eld a valuable va te'y of furniture, two trunk*, oholae books ami ata jo iery: a large assortment ofgoods, suitable lor the season; jewelry watches,groeerlas, Hijiiati, Ac., Ac. ___ 4 U'HON NOTICE.?TO BARBET.S AND OTIIRRS. J\ A. M. titlrt'XAliAB, auctioneer, will sell, on Thursday, the 27th inst., at 10 o'clock at No. 103 Charmers street, tbe urnlture and flx'ures of a fashionable hair drr-wing ael 1 -v salrm., consisting of rosewood barber chair-, soft, ?sir a teles char*, table marble op and roietvood wash sr.ils tookhif ;'***t?i d*1 1'aibtiiigs. engravings, ollc olb, Ar^Ac. , I DDINTSTRATOR'S AAI.E - lNFf.'RtANT BAtiR OF x\ rHboiis,tri?iiiluAH, a at Uio siors of Joseph ChanDer. d' ra-sd, (Vi Wl Mem s'rrct. Tbe above sunk will be disposed of iHMMcrably below eost, as he e?ta'r will be cloved forth wTh. A. K. OtlANIH.KK, Aduj'r. 1 CCTION 8 ALE.?BY CHART,ES H. OKI, A FAN, AITC fi tioncer?A large and tnagndlcent stock of Ere nob plat) ndrrors, consisdng ot mantel*, oval and pier t >ok ng g asset a'-o, about three hundred oil paintings. In gilt ir.-ime., tb? pr> Juetlon of icimo of our most eminent artists, embracing every variety of subjects. Alto, a large lot of gib Irames and mould Ings, finished and unfinished, being tbe entire stock of one ><f ihe most evtenslrn manufacturer* In the city. The sale will be positive, without reserve, and romlnned from day to day until the whole stork Is rioted olT. The goods and rainingue will be teacj for evhlbiion Wednesday morning, ller. 2d The sale wl. I commence on Thursday, Dec. 27, at 11 o'elock, A M , at No. 109 b'nltoo st. opposite ltutch at, New York- feelers and I a mi lies will Cnd II to their Intereat to attend toe sate. All sums oser $100, at 90 di)a, approved endo-sed notes. I>epo*ltes required from purchasers unkn mo to the aurion eer. _ AUCTION RAI.E OF FURB AND HLRIU1I ROBE-t.? This momtng (Wednesday 1, at 10 o'clock, JOHN' b. KUH8KM., Autuouser, will sell, at bfl Nassvu sireet, a sup 11< r stark of \sluahle msnufsctiired fkM and s'olgh robe-, romptlstng all the i lioices furs worn, also, rtoh sleigh robe-, fiiil particulars in ratsloguea. AKFIONb F.'8 SALE OF LIME YARD. FO<iT OF FORTY - eightb atrecI, North river, with dock and 'K years' le%?e, Imihilrps, Jr Will he sold cheap for ra?h. Inquire on 'be primlee-.c* rf P. O. DRRYR.4, comer of I iiiie-h situ ?' ant K kvemh avenue. ?u>a? at iiivnoa. ACTION NOYTOK- FKiiKMPTOuirdALBOP DIAMONW jewe ry.-WILLIAM 1UFPIN0 A (X)., No 32 Dried stria;, wtil hJ. on WmuhJij nan, DaciuiUer 2i, ?n euliro tnvo:re of sp aodld uiamond jswelry, In value exceeding H.AML and to u? in.Id wiinyut raeei V|. Tola invoice Includesdiamouii braeaialv. uuinout earrings, broo he . anil plna, In sew and singly. dianioud linger rings at various paHern* nod atylea; ?luri Mud-, rliirt ouitons, and other article*. ail hrllliao'ji it tins aiulity, set iu the in?*t faani matue patterns, and In some m ance* PM Ik froca #3W o kb'*) eseli. Gold watches and jew. e rj.?Also,a Una aaa >rlmeotof Hold wa'-he*andgold jewelrr. N li ?The ior*golr>g la believed to be the moat valuable a lie at rich jewelry that haa been uaede lou season, Catalogue* will be read'', mid go .da exhibited, early on morning of exit*. AKSIOKLK'e SALE.?A M. CrtlbT.lI.AK AUCTIONEER, wi'l sell on M'edne d?i, Doc 2H, ul lUlj O'clo-'k, ai 9H Houston hi , ihe auUrt: slock and Uxlu'es ooMauiad in sat 1 store, oousnumg m part of pn ior and Ailcban stover, range*, but.ers, k? I lea, drums, pan*, tin' und a variety ofot ei srtic.o* la Iks line, a orthy the atieuliou ?l the trade, ily order of II MINER, Alilgnce. CtHiNA AND GLASS?d. J. WALDBON, AUCTION / eer.?HENRY (). KVaNS, 92 l'earl street, will tell M Ibunday, 1 ecemlicr 2", at ly o'clock, In lota to ant piirdha ce's. a large aiwoi tnieut of china toya, le t aeis. v iea, 'lob.gtiao. motto coflees and glass ware. Alio, while granite ,iaJ every deerrlptlOD of rouuiioii ware. HKNBY H. LKCDfl 1 ro. atjctionre.is?henry it. l.BKI'S A HO. will aril by auction on tiiursday, Dae. 2T, ai II o'clock, ai the waieroom of UrMsra.it. Oieuio'u., Na. 8S Spring street, near hroadway.?Large sale ?>( pUoofoHN, upilaiug 26 lieaufil'ul rosewood pHnolorte* of the lira, ctaa, plain, mou" J ? ? * - - in plain, moulded nudnaived I'tiw, 0, G}? ami 7 oe'sve. with iron Iramea, paient French grand action, manufactured by fhfi above firm and warrauled in erarr p .ruou nr. They oa < no examined one w ork before the aaie. and will beaotdto oloaa the bUx k without resetve. HRNBY H. LKKD8 A CO., AUCTIONEERS ? HEIfRT ? LKKDh A CO will bell by auction on Wednesday, Doa* *>, a< lt't-i o'clock, at the Hdlea room. 19 hasaatt street. a'Uaot Ive aale of rich mid va.uah e fancy fur*, comprising Hudson Hoy table mantles lalmaa, tippets, vtctorlaas, mud's and cuds, marie' sable. bay tnar'CD, mirk sable, atone marten French ?able, filch marten, rock marton. Imperial ermine, lynx, aquir. rtd, Ac The above goods wtre go' up expresrl> for Broadway bode, beuig fresh made, and worthy the attention of ladies and gentlemen, who will Und It to thair advantage to attend thia aale. A'so, an waorUner.l of sleigh robes, gloved, fur collar^ oarrlage mulls, Ac. HFNKY H LKHDB A CO. WILL BELL BY AUOTTOW, on Wednesday, Dee. 2f>. and Thursday, 27, at 1?H o'atook, ai tttti Brouuway, near Bleecker street, rich fancy goods. The#* goods are suitable for ihe present season, just imported from Paris, and not before exhibited in this country, cotnprUtag largo sized bronze statues, suitable for gas; rich artistic bronco figures, groups, Ac.; rich 1 reaoeu china yasea. Saxas flan Dresden llgui e* and groups: real bronxo and ormolu clooks. With candelabra* to rnatsb: I'aiudau fancy goods for pro .aota, bubl und ormolu Jewel caskets, very decani; rich china vasot, papeierle antique large statuary or artiifa, America and Alrl ca, Day and Night, and many other rich fancy good'. The above is the stock oi an Importer about to return to Franca, and e ery article will be sold without reserve. Oaa be ex amined any day before the Bala. HKNBY II. LEKD8 A CO., AUCTIONEERS.-UENK* II. I.KKDH A CO. will sell by auction on Thursdsy Deo. 27. 11-64. at 12 o'clock, tn front of tbe store 19 Nassau street, an elegant barouche carriage, eiienslon top, tour seats, perfaody new, having been used Gut a few time* mad* to order by one of the beat makers, it 1* In perfect order, and aold oair us tha present ownm Is leaving the city. Can be seeu In front at lb? ?lot e ou mom In g of sale. HENRY II. I.KEDS, A CO., AUCTtONK?B%-HKN11T H. ! A Co. will ami by auction, on Tbnrtdny, i??4-r 27 at 11 o'clock, at the store Id Nuittt ? rctt? vuinew? lr Large file of every choice end Renulne wme?. t,ranO? ?.n r^Veofch ma't arm Mooongahela i*l*;r. ^/ ? ^laelres-om reeeive .outh dde pure jUlee. ??>?'?? ton sherries; (ioi.lon, OoMAlee klbart. Mwm. end lllledo. l'orta? Graham, Rorubtluecu s, l^Mou Doekehse piT,,; Vleur lie Ml ev. au Ilock?Nelrsttinur and limit haitturne Bra?if?Ohar1, Ilea i.eMwv K vrbaw, aud other brands in drml-bottles and casks, nid l.liv man wWkey Holland bohlBdaiu achn*pp*; tary ebo^Mmmcar/m, 2?qu.rl "Wfa"t?gS7j? Monoigahels whiskey. Every article will be wa-ranted genu the and pure and agreeing In everj respect wlih the sample. _ Henry n. i.kkde, auctioneer.?henry h. ueeim A CO. wlU sell at 4M> ttroadway, on Ha'urd ?y, Dec. ?, and Monday, Hoc 91, at 2 o'olvok each day, ?le?*nt sale af Uontlamcn'H lurntahlnK go?dnot every dwonpttoo. S?!^lS2 of line linen allies, robes de chambre, merino *n<i etlk under shirts and drawers, acails, cravata, gloves, bore Fertuoiery. 1 usiiea eouilia Ac. Tte entire iloch la tube a dd without r? tci ve n'li,j Oilers croai 1. ducements to those wishing fine arti cles In tlie turn tailing .ine. Henry b. herts, jr.. auction ebb, w ill bell. on Wednesday. Dec. 26 at 11 o'eloch, at the aaieanwoaa. ft' Pine street aaplendU assortment ul w a. ranted wines, llouoi ? and cordials, suitable for the holidays comprisingiln part Amon'lUaOo, Ho * ?rd, March A Co. aud Hull Gordon shorriss; Is.nd. n do- k, pure juice and Queen's porta, ^ ^ tl<*M urid nuart in iuihidn; Hpi4j?i?'k, I* leur dfi biliary and Ix>n6 ?Ur braiida ot cfc&mpAfue; brandy?Old ?Ieiiae??y, iniv, Cordon dis k and Colonel Ohabard Uqi aDd bottles; old lr!*h *iit*k?y, Holland ?Scheld*tt KcliDRDDB fine Jumaica rum. Monongaheift whisker, curacao? abivn'l.r imbrue >Ac : also about 40,000 choice H a vara ecgirs. kverv anlc'n wsiiamod as repreaeu edaud well thy the attention of the trade and private purchasers. 1er.na cseh. bale positive. Hf.nry b. hkiits, jr. auctioneer -assio* kpa rate of rich diamond Jewelry, gold jewe i y, gold r?r unfr.biH Ac.. Oil ThUTWiR*, IHC, 2,, Ut IU>* Q U0Citt ?? riore No, blii'lne'street, comprising In part elegant OjuaWr and sing e sioni diamond pins, ' nga and aarrlogs, 1?P,'???4 co d linnllng aud open l?c? watches, by the mod cela iratea inuVem, gold brraetplne, eerHoga , liracelels, itnga. p'.na, Ac.; also, a line lot ol sllter p aladware. 1 tie al ove atocli 1? from a .it si class Broadway store, biddby orderof LEW lb BKNTtfN, At.oruby f .r Assignees. EN BY It. HEBT8, JH.'. AUCTIONEER.?MO RTO AOS sail, ol qroceriea, lrntw, sogarv, wines, "HU srtt, on Friday. December .8, at 10 o'cToek. a' "ore.Nm 17 A-laa tie street. Hr.oklyn, cupprlMiig In part, cho -c wm wiues. Iluu r*. liavuu* scgare, Irulur, preservon, pick ee, anehovtee, sardines, lohs-eo snutf, pnines, raisins,flgs, nuu p fM, se?r eases counters, shelving g.ass eas-s and store flitures. Bf order of IIHUMAN BihRN, AtUiruoy lor Mortgagee^ T J. WAIT)RON, AUCTIONKKR.?LABOE HAUt Or ?l. furs.?11. O. hv a NS wid oonttnua the eale of valuable lurs.at the store, 02 Wl'Ham streot, corner of < edar, o? Moa day and every day during the week, ooinmenc ng preslseiy at hair past 10 o'clock every day until the whole la closed out. Mark wr\y. auctioneer, wrtx hell Tim balance of theeitenalve Uihographlc cwiAtiUahineat Kaa. 84 86 anil 88 Eniton street, entrain" 4, tloli street, (seooud sior. ) on Wednesday, Dec. JC.at Id's o'clock, ooQatr?lni?. ta part, of aeven IHbm;r*pbi<- pre-aea, in One order, about IM stonea, various slJiea, and einrnvlngs; with va'lour "aatdrlah i sed In Ibe buslneea. Sale positive Term, i-?di._ DepouU required time ol sale. The goods are now reedy tor Inapeo Mortgage balk.?joiin w, rohlrisoiRK, |p? Uoneer. s'ore No. 211 North William ?tre_u. new Ohat ? hstn ?1 arte sale of raloon furniture, Ac., on Thursday, l>ee. 27 at 10W o'clock, at Nos 111 Futon slreslanl4H Ann bv virtue of a chattel mortgage, oomprUlug tables. m??lra. bad stfiuls, beds and hcddltig; china, glass and crockery **iat k p casters, g. 1. oval nurrors and oil paloUngs. marble lop bar.'oyaler and pie counters, olleto'h, decaoters. plated ware, knives lorks anil spoons, wardrobe, staam table, gas ftxlune, an Stp botler and pine, Iron safe, platlorm seale, n.ah igauy Jk^w"K>M KKldfbYK R, Attorney tor Mortg^aa. Mb. nUII.ER Al'f.l IONEEK?PL'BIJC auminu . trator's sale.?Ou Tlmrsdsy, December V, at I0K o'clock, st 638 P. arl ."tree! eecninl floor, iba effe-tr sf Padr* Joel, Prosper Lai ry and George tl iiy ret. consisting of furul lure desks, chairs, clocks, stores clothing one miliary autt end sr, ouli ements. hooks, pamphlet* wr.tlug casas. fancy ar Hole*. Ac. ;?!?*) oae lire piool sale, gold and eilver watches, i ha.ua, JtWtlrt ^Ae public Administrator. J. KEU.Y, acotiovker.-i wiu. ERLIi. Tin; . day, at 10 o'clock, at 31 Cathedn? street, ths new and well sclecied Stock of dry goods cen'slnod la said iiilsing a full assortment of black aid colored silks, rrensw and Rngllyb un rnines, long and square shaw ls, blenvwa, quills, Acn irCFbUJ. W. WE8TCOTT. AUfllONEF.R-AUCTION I \ nie of m isntliceut ro ewocd household fiirntiure at the rerldence, 15"-' Weal list. st. On Friday, Dec. IM ID'J o'clock, I will sell the entire rich and fashionable rural'ure. atatua r, elegant palntlnga, work" nl art, Ac., ooulalnei in die above rtrst r'ass house, inis furniture was all made to order, aad it r.t the very best U?m rlpuon throughout. No postponemen' on account ol w rather Descriptive eataloguea can be obtalna 1 ai bmlih. Young A Co.'s, No. 4 Ma'den lane. Parlors? Rich vehet oarpeta and rugs, elegant seven oe tare rosewood plain.|,.rte. a superior IM rumrat, with embroi dered alcol ai d cover; Urge and costly French plate pier mir rors. twelve feet long, rosewood French ee-.rc'ary. imported, coat ll'di); three mrgrdhcent stills rtwewonil par.or f.irultui o, one or two sofas let ge ;.rm cl alr. su parlor and Gothic do., with s ip covers; one do. solid iuse,wood. In grera valve 1 nine piece* with slip covers, one do. tn embroidered tabC'D'. ab.h pieces wi ll co-. era All these eulta wore made U> order, aud arrof the best description Brocade and late .-u-ialne. rich shades; statuary; top. -etu-e and pier Ubtoa; cat ved roue wood o'r?rron, with French mlmr fronu. e*orw loll es and eorrej. etese.es, wi'li mirror backs; rojtwoodaad tenestcy reee-Jtiiift fhfl'.rs, Turkish and Invalid do., .ost-y eires and Dresden va?es, parlor wnsmonW: marble ctow, mom H in ortnulu; statuary hronxes, Ac . with a large aoLsc tion ol valuable oil palnUaga, In coatiy liames Dlrdrtg room and chamber f.irnl ttre ?Elegant oak eitaus. m .llnirg Inble, ilch sliver were, Dreulen - bin* dinner seta. IW ..is. es; tea Jo.; rtil.j and ervstal cut gl??s ware, of sH kl-. l.. o match tbronRlio.it; ivory si d silvercu>lory. magnlHcent r<iio. w.?( d b?dst?sile, with marl le top waslietsnda and bureaus .? match; ehma toilet sets, one ele, ant marble top cbamlier suiv superior batr mattresses, feiher beds, rotowood and msboysny ?.faa. t> Ie a teles, library slid secretary liook csaes. ms!. **o? Hi-.d rosewood eh aire, efe.snt r..?wocd and miWcnywsrU rnbea marble top elde-.rard. era' ?18H: with a targe.quanU yof kltcben Iifensl portable furnv-e, *W >arth KaillA ellelolh, . bandelbtrs. gas fiiinrrs, Ac Tins rale will he f.iund srorlhv of special attention, as the qnsntl'v is ttnmnalli laraa, the en tire catalogue ol tbe ilcbest description, and the whole lob? unreservedly sold. LMIFRUTS HtUE.-A. M ('RHPAf, tR ACrTIOEFER, O 23 Bowery, will sell on I hurwlay, 27th mat , at 1U', n'idook, a large aatortment of c'otblt g and pice go ^la cmstsung la t.artol frock. *n. k drtwe ard .iri rroats. pat.is and varu.attita i m d ?atins. c e. lir. rsaoroeres linings, buttui a,-tlmmlauia sua I i.ulous Other er'tcios In the Hn*. worthy the a'.'entio? 'Jw trade Ity.udtrci JOUR URSER, BbstllL | T J, Om.it.Af. Dfputy t-hertT. \TT~P "mElLoR, AUCTIONEER-IT HGUflfirON A Vy . MKi.l.OK. ?T" morrow, Dec. 27. at 10!i o^brc*. st saltsroi to, 113 Nassau street?klegsnt cabinet fnraltur ). rusewoisl T ar.il 7!, .Krtare pleno.'ortes, thick Ereuch pi ?te pier and oral mlrn-ra, i hoi. e oft palnilngs rneUsboa-. silver pU ?.! ?ea and roHit ?*<* forks, spoons, sas-era, n.h'y dsco s; i French ebb a ware, vises workbraea, Ac. II A M. nTl 'ell as shove t? c'ow. oiisigi mains and to p?/ advances, a 'e-.iw Slid deslrshle sbs k ol richly earved and plain furaf-nre fur t.ar'orr chambers, drsvrlngroou.s. dinti g r out and U irart?>; ?nita m tnjnltnre. C"?vrtn !q t-rcatel, plain, br-crd.- sua k.IkI rosewooJ cealrh, pier aud ?l le tabiei; richly car "wo iumsies wo-a?bork.a'n, dining tabl"s, net stand', lial tab'ra te'e i Ul< tlxl r'*,n 0,M *??.* *nJ J llf* 5!u"r' > |. i-crtlon "bd ^ane te ,t r!*i,' children"-! vh%?r? an i oner faitrv arleleti Ac. Al-o, live rlcfiljT dccoritcd and envtue I d .b.ri.bcr sttl'>. pute h.itr mattrerees, ralllasset Ac. Alao u IJo'ch ck precise) v, will be sold fl?e superior toned mahigsry and rcresoc.d ui?iio'orte?, cf the Ihitawt'.g mvkar" -Wm l.ln Jen an A Son, Ol'hert, Ilrnuka and wh?r m kers. Also, SUM s. Mar.o .-overs Ac H? tradeand country merihnnn ar? parti cularly luvl'ed. lVklng aid sh pplug on the premliea. Yl-lTltOl TRFOARDTOTTEATOER? rUNHMORREI-U ff A ueUoceer.?Entire and valuable stock of fnrul'tie, *c . mud be anld this (Wedneelay) mortiing, lt)S o r'mk, at No. "I Nsesao stri et Ths opportunity to aeenre bsrgjlns will OS * cured I by desler-, toteU. tsml.tes Ac . a* ss*w>?ctto>Yt* uu irat lord, consist.ng, In pert, of rosewood parlor suit t, oo vtrrd In >altn brocsieT. black walnnt suits covcrrd In fancyda mssk. nsrhogsnv, onvercd In hair cloth. In large randy;'bam ber lurtlturc of r sewood, Mack w? nut, mahogany aodana ttelled; tr.arhle and round tops nek and black wMamritemjm ibnlor'tables rosewood library bookcase*, with uiv luJ articles In large variety. Alao. magmflraii rrsech p pier mlrrora, silver plate and table ware, fau?j ftira. Ina wnyg ho*<v desks, cocks, Ac. At 12, a anpertor rnsasrood ptawv one, Irom well known mi.kfrw?sure 'o P'eaae hae ta . ntiiiTienre wl-h .cortd band Itrus^.s raruetlng. tetA a a.e?. dress bureau*. A< , frame family?bu, Itu e worn N ' Etary snlclr wl t be void in order |o< cela'.ngut. Tertna ea.s Di postts required. Tk'HIT AM T nOYD A CO AU-^TON No V Wnliam strset -Mot gayc sa.e *"?? tnrsa Ac this nay at the mruer c' Tertry f.n.d a^eet vol VhTd atwnua at 10H e'c*>ck.. oun ers. sh.ly 4 ? ?" '?a. aw LVJ?.k: CRAB. E. Wait 4. awkmj "o- Murvgwgev