Newspaper of Evening Star, January 26, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated January 26, 1855 Page 2
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KVg\I\G STAR. wAsntN^taN cinl V * FBI?AY AFTEKPQON January 26 0O" The large and convenient dwelling on the corner of Pennsylvania avenue and Eleventh street is for rent. Posses sion given immediately. For terius ap ply at the Star office. SPIi.ll 01 1Hfc PRESS The Intel/igtmnr appttn to be satisfied b y the Pacifies newt.-that peso* on the Coot! neat is one* mora at band. The eame ad vices. however, do not strike as in the same light It atrikee us that Nicholas is bat seek la? to indaoo the allies to be dilator y in send ing reinforcements to the Crimea The Union discusses the phase of the Caba question as it appears in the Spanish Cortes, and glories orer American enterprise as cotn pared with tbat of the London Times' cun ment on the transportation of intelligent from Balaklava to London on the ons hand, and from San Francisco to New York on the other, being the Union editor's text. Alexandria, leudrm k Hampshire Rail.oad Company ?Jn Tuesday la*t. the Utd inst., the Board of Director* of this road com pie ed the letting of the remaining portion of their road to the oast bank of the Shenandoah river, fi3i jniita on terms coniidered favorable We cougratulute the people of Alexandria, Alexandria county, Fairfax, Loudon, and the lower valley of Vir ginia, on the announcement The work will now speedily commence We saw yrsteiliy in the room of the ^aate eemmittae on ibe Distriot of Columbia, plans and speciflaticcs of a bridge wuh iron supports, for a rai^oad and all other purposes, which this c mpeny propose to build across the Potomac, upon the piers oL the aqueduct, tbe rails and carnage way being sufficiently ele a'cd above iLc ca nal mark. 'Ibe design is the work of the .ail road company's engineer, and stiike* as moat favorably, the eatimated cost being $160 1*J0 We hare long beeu of opinion that a perma nent bridge across the Potomas could be made on those piers, to ajcomuiodate canal, rai r ? id, and ail other travel for one tenth the nei-e* ?ry expenditure to build a similar structure any where below, and for one-flftii its cost if ..t tempted to b? constrncted above the aque>iu3t. Thai is, without taking advantage of the m n already eonstruotod there This is a ma ter in which Washington and George .own are vitally interested, more especially as it if j ro poeed to conneet the Point of Rocks with the Alexandria, Loudon and Hampshire ro ai by branch road to Leeaburg It is very clear That It is high time for our fellow citisens of a h ington and Georgetown to settle their difc ? .1 ties upon the bridge question, if Ibej rould avail themselves of the fair ohancc they no* have of making a complete railroad cuppcc tion with the Virginia works, and al?o of aehieving a direct connection with the gr?at west, by the Baltimore and Ohi> road, witbt ut going around R>bia Hood a barn to do sc ? that is, vta Baltimore. WASHUieTC* Si WS AND GOSSIP Steaming between New York and Liver peel.- We publish below an extract fr' ts a private letter from the somewhat eccei trio, though deservedly dis.inguished Commodore, C. Vanderbilt oi N? < York city, the hi. ti ry of whose r?n?irkable connection with oecan and river steam navigaii r. u probally kDwn to most of our rea-ers. In tbia paper, the Commodore very justly avails ih? of the Government in making spticial contracts We are against the principle on which they are, one and all, based. aed evet will be. When the system on which the existing stuaui er contracts of this character were sought to be initiated was brought forward, we opposed it te the beat of our ability, leaving n> e ff >rt of ours, to prevent its adoption, untried; end while we tppoaed it chiefly on the verj grounda which the Commodore, in this letter, reiterates we also judged that the chances were ten to one that the partus to be favoied by such legislation would, none of them, faith fully discharge their obligations under the oontracte they askeu. Ibere are, however, facts involved in the history of the cooT-ict made with Mr. Collins which takes taat oat oi this class of special favors. Thus, according to ear reeoiiecti n, Cave Johnson advertised for months for proposals for this service The only bid he received waa from Mr Forbes, of Boston, to earry the mails twenty voyages por annum for $600.000. Thl? Mr. Johnson de clinel accepting, as it did net specify any particular speed, sixe, or character of steam ships in which t^ie service waa to be perform ed. St Mr J so fir tied .Mr. Collins to make a proposal to enable him to carry out the law. Ibis lcoks as though the special favor in tbia particular c?ue was granted by Collius, rather than by the Government. Mr. Post master General Campbell subsequently ad vertised for proposals for carrying these mails under an order of Cougress. and found no one elae willing and able tin luo3j to supply tbe place of the Collins steamer; at any rate of compensation wkatevtr. Experience has shown that the only veacela built under ocean mail steamer contracts which came (for mail and war purposes) up to tbe letter and spi it of the agreement are those of the Collin* lice, which are juatly ih? pride of the navigiti >n interest of the United States, and absolutely the wonder of the world on acoount et their ach.evements on the ocean However much we diaiike even the principle on which (he Coilins ooniract is baaed, we cannot lefuse to do the contractor naked justice?to admit, that he has not only ieft undone noth ug that ho agreed to do, hut that he has won for his country a prestige in ccean steam navigation, to achieve which LngUod has in vain spent more than one hun dred millions of dollars in the last twenty-live yeaxs, as the published details of the history of her effort to improve in ateam vessels nav. the high seat hear ample testimony. He has also, through that pre&tlge. been the means of iacreaaing, te an almost incredible extent, the amount of European capita! in vested in this country in commerce and ra*n ufaetures in the arts, and in openirg fo our rich virgin soil of the West, the marked the world This ia the opinion ?f many uf the best informed merchants acd political econo mists with whom we have ccnveraod en the subject; and ths great superiority of bis ships over ihoce of the lun .rd line has enabUd our Government to firce from Britain an equitable oceanic postal treaty, u^der which wj receive an uenual aggregate rf postages almost srffi eient to cover tae whole amount paid to the hue iu question tor t, anapr<rtiog tie metis fvery <oli*r of which e> (he ay, would jf* into the British treasury but for the existence of the Collins line. When the Colling line contract was mad#, Britain had entire control of th* astl servi* between the two ooantriea, to whiah styclang with a pertinacity onlj to be aocovnted for by the taot that it wv in a great neaiure neces sary for the eon tin prosperode existence of her auxiliary navy. She wia then charging twenty-fonr oents per single sheet, and al though our Government continued to try to sake a postal treaty with her after the Aner cm Bremen line commenced their service che steadily refused to liaten to our offers until the Collina line were about to oommence their service. A treaty was then made by whioh tbe existing charge of tweoty-four oents per single :heet all averaging more than double* by means of invoices, bUls of lading, bills of exchange, Ac., inclosed? pest age was reduced to twenty-one oents per half ounoe, including the inland postages of both countries; which was in fact but sixteen oents for the oceaa postage. This change reduced the actual ?barge on the letters (Including the inland postages) to less than two-Afchs of what we had previously been paying Britain for sea post ages alone, on a much leas quantity of mail matter. As soon as this arrangement took cffact, the merchants oommenoed to write their ? attars, invoices, Ao., on thia French paper, thus getting into a twenty-one oents letter tb?t whioh would have cost them at least a dollar under the old regulations As an evi deuce of that fact, we maj mention that the Paoific on her last voyage out, we hear, car ried 110,000 letters, which, according to the prices heretofore chirgcd by the British Gov ernment, would have amounted to *55,000. without the postage payable on newspapers. The amount of postage on the Pacific'a mail on that occasion, as said to have been re turned to tho Department, at lorty cents pei ounce, as par the provisions of the existing postal treaty, was but $17,000; instead of ?55,000, whioh, as before remarked, it would have ocst our fallow-citiiens, but for this pos tal tre.-ty, for the existence of which the coun try has to thank the enterprise which forced it from our great commercial rival by creating the Coliinj line Now the Pacfic's mail on thia tri out wa.s but a wttkly one, and only an average woolly mail Ihis proves that but for this treaty we hould be now paying to England an average of about $2.85? 000 per annum on this account. It is a ell known that three quarters of the ii.ail matter goiug between Liverpool and Nov \ ork by steamer, ia on American ac count. Thua the actual annual cost to our people on account of letters carried by steam arover that route wonld ha\e been $2,137,5o0 Aa per the Postmaster General's report for tbe fiscal year 185.S, the total receipts of thia g>v ernment for letters oonveyed by the Cunard ers under the postal treaty, and by the Col lins lino, was an aggregate of $718,000, or $140,000 leaa than the coat of the mail aerv ce by the Collins line. Thus it will be perceived that besides what we have gained in other ways, as explained above, by this expenditure of $140,000, the government saves actually to th._ people the aggregate of $2,137,500, u be fore shown We may not, inappropriately, add to thia revenue, a atatement of the fict that the mails by the Collins steamers arc now averaging $30,000 out and back, rot a dollar of which, as we understand the ques tion would have g"ne to thia government but for the existence of the postal treaty The pay of the Collins steamers is$33 000 per voy age. out and back We know further tha? the Collins line hare not yet divided the firtt dollar of profits, from the published statements of the company, tbe condition of tbeir atoek in the market, and f. om the personal aaFaranret of its enterprising originator. Under these circumstances. though now as ever before an opponent of the principle un der which even that contract was originally made, we are no advocate for attempting to cure an act of indiscretion by one of bad f?ith on the part of the Government; more especi ally when it la as clear to our mind as the light of the sua at noon, that the Government i?aeJf has not only reaped more benefits than it bargained for in making the contraot, but that tbe advantages to the general prosperity of our country, whioh are owing, accidentally it may be, to the saocessful enterprise of Mr Collins are almost incalcilable. We are for continuing to pay for the ser vices of bis ships up to the end of his contract, every dollar so far stipulated to be paid, and Sgainst taking any advantage of the notice clause of the supplemental contract with him, if bat because, in earning for the Treasury far more than was calculated on when the original contract was made, and in the spur which he had given to the oommeroial enter prise aud prosperity of our land, he haa more man tenfold repaid to his country the addi tional compensation, without which we hon eetly believe from the statistical statements published upon the subject. Ao., the line could not continue to eiist, however disastrous a blow to the commercial reputation and fu tureof the United States its discontinuance would prove. With the.-e introduetory remarks, wo pre sent th. readers of the Star with Commodore snderbilt s letter, taking oecasion to say that he does not utter a word upon the irnpro priaty of enteriog into special oontraets, which we do not heartily approve: *?? J2V*i i .. atlvo to tho matte* of the r?l* line of mail stelmers betwi?P Liverpool. The CunardTE? bJSm "2 EVr rndhdf*WD l'7 "MOD 0f lh? Zli ?? a fre<iJwol?tl rapid communie uiX with Europe t-emg so essential to the interests of our commerce, 1 determined on my propo anion to the Postmaster General. It waain sub 1 1 Woald ?"> ? ^"month 7.1 I ,T?iCr^*T alternating with tho Collins aii J th*fU[ ^ COI^munica,ion; ani that I would perform he proposed mail r:; ihe iu,a ot wsi w.nh.*Vf? 7S1 ?0Miri?r#d th? subject, and am Id thl lntUn ?*' ProP?8it'oc be accept. *rea-Uii #P . ?a^ be accompli?hed with fo-s to mvMifag6r m coaBtry. without the conaidarKKi. were tt not for to the Cunard line bySJ BriUsh'CJ* aIi?Wed line. Government to the Collins Ihe effect of the protection thus afferded to the exiting lines, (while their proprietors a? ?. ,g .1? !aa>s , rom thw Ireeaurv ; 1' to utterly annihilate the enterpr se of our ?ate indiv^uala to think of entering into com ijut,?a mlDBt 3Uch wVerpowerinjJ ^eVJr ,lle -ish Government and our ridui e^?a th' POM^ Whi0h '?<"?? ort Jf "d whioh c Iv COna?nt ihlj Cunip*aUo*'1 cheerful. ?^ill In wifhY PJ^P???d compensation shall be withdrawn The ocean iS^ in mv Judgment, free for all and there is nothing * dangerous in individual enterprise or so in lifuflflsnt ta th. i, coS. meroe, as shoald render the National Le*isl?. iSLES?1* J? PeFmit lhat d-cription U r aP?nih? iel<* from which aggregated and proteoted capital hart hither to al moot wholly exoluded it ??!i ? * ^ Bom* ?*P?"??ee in ocean navi gation, ud am satisfied that the oar* aad economy which attends individual enterprise is essential to its success, while the extra** gance and peculation whieh eats up the tub aianoe of corporations, require larger protec tion from the public treasury for their sup port. r I hare never till now been in a situation to propose the establishment of a European line of steamers, and for that reason I have not doneoo. Should an bow af. forded me I will attempt it; an/should I il our pecuniary loss, I shell nevertheless feel sustained end gratified, if I shall be enabled to aid and advance the iaterests of Amerioan comuaeroe and individual exertion, and pro mote the convenience of our cirisens. I am jour very obedient servant, w ~ r C VaTOBBMLT. New York, January 18, 1835. Moot Important from CubaWe have pri ?ato advi?es from Havana up to the 21st inst., conveying to us positive ntelligence of the ex^ istence of intense excitement throughout the island, arising from the action of the Cortes In Madrid upon the question of the sale of the island to the United States, bee ret meetings are again taking place all over the island, and thousands who heretofore were arrayed against the revolutionary cause have become identified with it, in the belief that there is now no other hope of escaping from Spanish domination but in a successful revolution. The best informed persona in the city of Havana, a? well as in Washington oity, are new momentarily ex pecting a more serious outbreak to oocur in Cuba *han ever before. Hon. John Y Mason's Health ?Advices received in Washington by the Pacific's mails represent that Mr. Mason is gradually im proving from his recent attack of paralysis, though there is nothing in the advices in ques tion, we regret to have to write, that tends in the least to create the impression that he will ever so recover as to enable him to attend as formerly to business. 8eixure of the Steamship Majsaohaeetta i H.e Treasury Department have advices that, y -"sterday, on ihe affidavit of the Spanish vice Consul, the United States Dietriot Attorney in New York cry caused the steamship Massa chusetts to be seised, the allegation being that she was about to violate the neutrality act 11 1818. hhe was nominally about to sail for the Island of St. Thomas, but the informer swears that he has reason to believe that she is freight ed with arms for the Cuban patriot*. An Army Officer Dead ?The War Depart ment, this morning, received advices of the death of Capt. Thomas 0 Montgomery, of the 4th infantry, U. S. A , at Steilacoom, Wash ington territory, on the 22d of November last. The Current Opoutions of the Treasmy Department.?On yesterday, the 25ihofJan there were of Treasury Warrants entered on the books of the Department ? For the redemption of stock #9 645 en KortWg,lr'aSUry 2W-'21G ? Kor tne Customs 11: fiiu 7, For the War Departm'-a'^ 93 540 no For repaying i? th, W? ??.,.'rt; 00 I O J ?? AM III ^Dep4rt,uent 88,470 00 For ?-e interior ?>er.j-cment.^^ 31,107 00 i'O.K<xHl!:88lonAL. In the Senate, yesterday, after wo wont to press the anti foreign-pauper-iaimigratien re solution of Mr Cooper was further debated by ia"'"idl,r0dbead aD'J Ba7*rd' ere il w?? The army appropriafon bill being next Cak" by SbiwlJa, . V . Q*ia JobnsvD, and others at length; and then they adjourned. ' In the House, the French spoliation was further debated by Mr. Million Jgainsth 25 miuVe' of t! for it? *'? C- m journed * I"#' and lh# Hou" Frscr dini(? of T?-Dmjr. In the 8enate, to-day, two private claims were taken up, and after brief consideration, they were pistponel until Friday next. They were for the relief of Benedict J. Heard, and the heira ot Kioburd W. Mo.ids The bill for the relief of the claimants oi the private armed brig Gen. Armstrong was then taken up. and the House report upon it was being read for information when we went to press. In the House. Mr Fuller reported from the oommcroe coiumi tee, a resolution authorising tne President to give >ht>requisite notioe for the termination o( tfce reciprocity treaty ef com merce and navigation in cases where tho stip ulations have expired, with buch powers where they manifest ilht orality in their commercial intercouse wi h the United States. After a few remaiks from Messrs Fuller and Haven in favor of this joint resolution, it was also agreed to. After the transaction of other unimportant of no public interest, Mr Lane, of Oregon, rising to a personal explanation, oommented at some length upon criticism upon a recent speech or his in the h ill appearing in an Ohio paper, by which his remarks bad been moat grossly misquoted, and evidently intentionally misrepresented. FU&THfcK N?WS BY THE PACIFIC. This morning we are in receipt of our files of foreign papers, brought by tne Pacific, from which we make the following extracts : MOVEMENT OF TI1E RUSSIANS. The ISohtaitn-Freunti, as the latest news from the Russian army in the Crimea, says that General MenschiUoff, menaced at once by the bulk of the allied army, and by tho force disembanteu at Eupatoria. had called in ill his detatched corpi A council of war was held immediately after the arrival of Baron Osten-Sacken, when it was resolved to await the of >he third cji^s and leseive of the fourth, aad then to take offensive measures Osten-Sackcn was watching the Turks at Eu patoria. ihc French have, in the meantime, augmented the garrison of Eupatoria, and on the south side of the read which was formerly open to the Cossacks is now closed to them, as it is under the range of the guns of the Henri IV., manned by a portion of the landed crew. OPERATIONS Ac., OF THE ALLIKi. The French army before Sebastop>l will form two corps under General's Pelifeior and Bosquet; the first is to prosecute the siege, and tho second i* to act, in the field Geu. Cunro bert will exercise the chief command as hither to. Turkish guns, horses and men are daily landed at Eupatoria, but advioes ef the 1st in stant tiay that the force would not be available for the field for a week or ten days to eome A date has been so often fixed for the as sault on Sebastopol, that it in perhaps scarcely worthy of mention that the jth or 6th of Jan uary is eoniidered the day when tho attaok will oertaiuljr be made. A telegraphic line is now in operation be tween Vienna and Bucharest, and will soon be completed to Varna, and tneoce by submarine to the Crimea ? correspondent of the Salui Publiqu* ef L>one, writing under this date, states that since the two reoent attacks, the French hire oompleted immense works, whioh will double their means of actton. The French batteries, which were only eleven in number, are now tripled ard armed with guns of heavy calibre brought from France or landed from the fleet. The line of trenches is nearly three leagues in extent to open fire: and only waited until the English batteries stiuul l be completed. As the bat'eiiee of Sebaatopol mount 3#0 pieoes on the land aide, it would inh that the ?Ui?d 220 gone cannot silence them without an assault. The garrison had, for th*ee weeks paat, bean oonstr noting additional v orks of defence between ths flagstaff and quarantine bastions. Menschikoff has retired with tbe main body of his army betvesi tha right bank of- the Tehernaya, the main road of tha pen insula, and the Balbek. and ha endeavored to oiks good his position and his communica lions with Scbastopol by oovering bis army by iMlMe defensive works ereotad along the hmks of tha Tohernsya. His force at the S resent moment does not seem to exceed 9,000 man As already stated, General Li Crandi's division, which threatened Balak ava, has joined the main body of tha Ruwian I army; but he has left irom 5,000 to ft 000 in the mountain passes from the lehernaya to the hills before Balaklava The duty of these troop* is to watch the movements of tba allies; they are only separated by the plain of Balak I lava frem the allied line of oiroumvallatioa, I and from Qen. Bosquet's division, j In addition to the great works dircoted against the eitj, the allied armies have eon | ? true ted strong defensive works on various Joints. Balaklava is oovered by many re oubts, to prevent attack On the allied ex I treme left the trenches have been pushed to I the far end of the quarantine battery, under I the guns of the fort, so as to assure direct com munications with the sea Such is the ensem ble of the works of attaok and defence, and the general disposition of the allied armies Odessa letters of the 24th December, men tion that for some days there has been a dearth I of supplies in Sebastopol. The governments of France and England announce, officially, that the blockade ot the Danube and ports of the Black Sea and 8ea of Asoff will be resumed on February 1. I A general order has been issued, through Lord Raglan, signifying the Queen's appro bation of the conduct of the troops at the bat I tie of Inkermann, and announcing that a medal will be issued to all officers and soldiers who have served in the Crimea TERMS OF THE ALLIES NOT UNCONDI TIONALLY ACCEPTED j The Paris correspondent of the London Times says : . | Since the preoeding was written I am in I formed that the English and French ambassa dors at Vienna have written to their Govern ments for the necessary authorisation to en I able them to enter into negotiators with I Prinoe Gortsobakoff. It appears that tbe I Prince has not accepted without reserv* tbe guarantee with the interpretations cf the al I lies, which were communicated to him coofi I dentially. The Prinoe has, I am aseu ed. de 1 manded certain charges, which at first ap 1 peared to M de Buol not to possess any im portance, but so far they are charges, and therefore the aoceptanee is not unreserved. In lease of tbe negotiations failing an 1 that I nothing is done before the 14th instant, Aus tria is btund to obange the present treaty into I a detensive one. The opinion generally pre vails more and more that the object of Rush's , is to gaiu tiins to concentrate her troops in I Podolia and Poland against Austria. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. II Amoag the rumors it was said that Emperor j of Russia bad written an autograph let'er tc j lie Emperor of France, proposing terms oi arrangement. This, however, is Oontradic ed by some of the papers. A terrible htornf had raged along tbe Afri lean coast. About forty vessels, mostly laden 11 with wine, were ashore. j Lord John Russell was in Paris, with a sick relative He had had a private Interview with I the Emperor ' Qnoen Pomare. of Otadeite, announces that I she intends to visit the great exhibition in ra I ris, in May next. Provisions are becoming very scarce at C>n stantinople. from the immense requirement ot ;he armies An organized force of police. 1 j French and English, is placed on duty in Con stantinople in ofconscquence repeated quar rels and assassinations that have recently uo I ourred j Time, Friday.?The Queen Dow.tger, wid ow of Charles Albert, expired this day, af'ei ' sewn days illness, at the age ot 54 j The Russian Corps of Suttischa has been I Bftbadagh to stop the march of ths j Turks on tbe Crimea Thore hss besn another tempest in the Blask Sea, causing some disaster. Two ships of tbe I British fleet suffered damage. One account ol the ciroumstancecalh it an "ordinarystorm." i The liberals of Manchester intend to give s soiree to Milner Gibs.n, John Bright and Richard Cobden, on the 19th inst. j Eight hundred and twenty bouses were , erected in Liverpool during the year 1853. ; A pastoral letter from Cardinal Wiseman, relative to the " immaculate conception," hat been read in all the Roman Catholic chapels of Great Britain. * I Another double murder and attempt at sui oide bad happened in London. The murderer j was an Italian valet, named Lingi Buranelli who. excited by jealousy, shot a man named Lambert, and a woman named Wiiiiamston II and afterwards shot himself through thebead It happened, however, that the ball took .-\ii I oblique direction, and the murderer jet sur J vives AMERICA AND RUSSIA. The London News in commenting on ths proposed interference of tbe Amc/ican Gov ernment in the affairs of Europe, and our par. I t'ality for Russia, says: Roports have reached us, to which we can | no. at present allude more distinctly, of testi monials of a very strange nature, indeed, pre (?ented by the Cur to American citizens All I this has had its effect in calling into existence a numerous pro " ussian party in the United I states. It is wiu this party that the idea of mediation has originated, and its object is to I promote tha interests of Russia and damage England. * I "We appeal confidently to the American people, and ask them, will tbey allow thern j selves to be made the tools of a party in this I rf ^ fl they allow themselves to be de luded into lowering the Union iuto an accom plice and catspaw of the gre^t champion of despotism and barbarism ? It is th'ir concern how this question is to be answered, for it is the honor of the United States that is at stake I '? As for this oountry, Englishman would deeply regret to have anv unfriendly conduct to complain of on th* part of a kindred nation Englishmen are fully sensible of the power, j the valor, and tbe intelligence of the North American republicans. But Englishmen will not hesitate to pause in what they know to be the path of duty for one moment, let the North American republicans, or any set of men on earh, do or ?ay what tbey will. Highly though Englishmen value the friendship of the United States, they will not stoop to pur chase it by desisting from what they know to | be ths discharge of a sacred duty '' ? COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE | Money is unchanged. Bullion is again I largely exported Consols fluctuated oonsid I ?o *Dd olo#etl at 91 Mi ^ey had reached 92# American securities showed little change j With tbe improved hopes of peace the Liver | po >1 Cotton market advanced, again fell off I and onoe more rallied, closing firmly at J.i ad I vanes on the current qualities of Ameiican; I sales of the week 84 270 bales, including 5,770 I on speculation, and 5,180 for export. I Breadetuffs bad been depressed, but elosed I more flmly, although the business was little more than retail. Western Caoal flour 40s to I f li Baltimore and Philadelphia 43s6da44s rtd I 44sa45s, White Wheat variously quoted I 1 Is 6Jal2s 6d; Red 10s fldalls 6d ; Mixed In dian Corn 42sas2s ?d; Yellow 43i *da44s I white 44sa45s. .... An exchange paper says : henever you hear of a nominal Democrat I advocating Know Noihing doctrines, a careful examination into his political antecedents will generally furnish rich revelations. One of tbe members of the House, who is also a member of the highly respected Smith family, and whose Christian initials are "W R.' andwho, I finally bails from Alabama, recently made a I speech in which he took strong grounds in favo' of the intolerant principles of the new party On turning bt-ck a few pages m his history, tho refreshing dtsoovcry will i e made that Mr I -naith was not only a Tippecanoe and Tvler too man in 1840. but that he is the author of the famous '-Yellow Kiver" collection of I songa^ When the politioal waters are violently agitated, such men always rise to the surfaee or the scum In his social relations, Mr. S is I kin i, amuble, gentlemanly, and even popular. i .Cincinnati Gesttte save that the I health of Mrs Harrison. widow ot Gen. Har I ex-President, is not so sood as it was a | fortnight ago , * ?OTIC ??There will b? a meeting _ of tfci rMdnil and ron-re?id?nt member* Philodfaie 8or ety at Gmrtttnws Collffi! ra TUESDAY, January 30ih, at 3j? o'clock p. iu , for the purpose ol inquiring int.. the expediency of eel ebratin*, in May ?' i%llif landing of the Maryland Pilgrims. By re-olulioR of iM Si^iriv: jan *-3t R t: COMB*. Tor. Hoc. m \ MEETING OF THE YOI'NQ i'ATH FRIEND SOCIETY <4 Georoo town will he held on Sunday Evening. 97th instant, immediatelv after Vespers, in the School room. ^jan9ft?9r ,ST. PATRICK'S CHURCH.?THE AN mini Charity Sermon at this Church, in ?id of St. Vincent's Orphan Asylum, wiU be pr? ach ed on Sunday next, during last Maw, by tb? Rev. Father Hiox, 8. J., Pistor of 8t. Mary's, A'exan ccia. Hour of Mass, 10J| a. m. The collections at tlie earlv Masses also wiJl be for the orphan*. Jan 9ft?9? ^SECOND LECTITRE FOR TflK BEV clit of the Voting l atboiica1 Friend Sneieur of Georgetown, by Prul'caaor Albiandeb DuinKa, of Louisiana, at Forreat Hall,Georgetown,on Tireo dij Evening, January 30th, at 75 o'clock, Sub ject: " The Art* of Stauary and Architeotoir in Athena." Tickets ^45 cen's ; to he had at the principal book and drug storey and at the do.* of the hall on the evening of the lecture. jan 96- FMfcTn. 3t ry-jBM Tht First iaaati Ball af iHe LJ Otorg* Waaklagioa Clab wi'l be I given al Forrest Hall, Georgetown, Pebruarv IT> h. I 1655. The meiBhera of th< Club pledge tbemscl ve? that no pains ur expense wti) be spared to make it one of the first Balls af the season. ' for particulars see future advertisement, jan 89??? THE VOB.VAL OPBNIKU or TUB SBCOND BXftlBITtOR or THE METROPOLITAN MECHANICS HUTtTI TE WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE SMI 1 IISO\ IAN INSTITUTION, Wamhin^ton. I? C., I ou ihe 8th of February, 1605. Thin Institute was founded tm lite olst of Ancnat, I 18^2, for the promotion and encouragement <>f Man u'actnrea, Commerce, and the Mechanic and l!-eful Ar'a. ? The contrilioti'ina to the Exhibition a?e alre.uly nuiaerous, and every indication is afforded ot k * ull and most interest'iig display. The arrang>i. utr are made hpon a g and scale. The main hat' :ind other rpimments ofthe Stnithson an Institution -ei apart for the purpoae are ddmirably aiaptcd I! ? re for, and arc supplied with eventhing eondm to the rafeiy, eo -venience a id comfort of contrite.' ?r ind visiters, while the approaches from aH j tr.s ol the city have been greatly improved. Pen-oils twenty-one yeara of age, and friendly to its objects, may be admitted to membership of this Institute ; it between the ages of fourteen and t en tv oik they ma\ he admitted aa jun.or m n: ? r The former are required to pay an initiati n I ?? of ?1, and per y< ar thereafter ; and the lat er .m in ittation fee of n and $ 1 per year thereafter. F??c the benefits >fthe School of Design. uiriiiVo and junior membi r? are charged $1 extra per ?< i? n ol four months. All m'mbrf* are entitled to the rriv ileges ot Mi* Exhibition Mcn?hers" ticketa each adu it a mi her and one lady, or a member and two children, or :n> wife of a member and two chi dren; tnd j nor mi tubers' lick? ti each admit a junior meml.< i ?nd one lady. 0*h:r persons are required to |?.i_> lor ticket* as follow*: Sinple admist-i"n 93 Season ticket (convertible into membership)..*..: 00 Gentleman's season ticket. single I .">0 Lady's season ticket I 00 The office of the Superintendent ofthe Exhii't'ion at the northern mam entrance to the Smith" < ian ins'i ution, i* open daily from 9 a. m. until 3 p ni., where all bUMtieaa connected with this enter) ize will receive prompt attention Written couim ini cauooc *hot>ld al.obe addressed to the undcim: ed THOMAS C. CONNOLLY, ian 96? Superintend*'t t. SOIREES MAGIQU1S. MEMOIR OF 1 HE GREAT MAGICIAV, M AC ALLISTBR, THE WONDER OF THE JIGMl TTiis extraordinary Professor of the rah.ili?<ti \rt, is engaged by MR. M \ LONE RAYMOND, ( tutcr, Humorist, and authoi of ikHours in (r< 1 ?n 1 and oUier Land*.") lo appear in *11 hi* Necroin mtic Wonders, hi ODD FELLOWS' l!*LL, lor ?i\ nights, commencing on NOIDAY EVI * l.vO, Januarv V9th, I8ij, and following evcni ' ;s. Mr. Malone Raymond having, sotic time s. ee, I wiMr sscd o" the Continent of Europe, t ie ex* tor dinary and wonderiul performances ot th>? In.- ly pitted Pr?.fes-or of the Magic Art recently ei ? red hi- valuable service^ through the chief citi*'- i t ? in ada, for several perlormanees: and treat ws his attraction, that h>- continued t > crowd the h<>. ?e? many weeks in succession realizing to tiim- "f a clear profit of more than $90,000 A large sum is secured htm to vi*:t Wa?hit i on for a tew evening*, and from the hicli and des? ed j reputation which precedes him, the Hall wil no doubt, be tilled to repletion during his stay. This Great and Fo tuna'e Magician was bom in the land of R ibert Burns, but in early youth vi *ed the Continent of Europe, where to: some vear< | ift he has practised the art of Conjuration and M i'lty Mauc. and has acquired not only va?i weaiii . the luglios' profesttional renown in his artis.ic ra of Necromancy. MAD'ME MACALLISTER Is an Italian hy l?iith? educated in Paris, in si :ch citv the Yonnir Magician first saw the Ladv ^nl won her heart and hand. She is highly b rn nd po-s?-sBcd of varied talents and aecouipli<.hm? its. and ha*? become an able and dexterous assistant to h<r husband in his bewitching and bewildering t au of Necrou aiicy. They are both still young Re cently in Spi ii, the performance of Uir Wr/ard and his lauy were the leadii g fashion of a wiiole swaaon. Madame Macailist**r is a daughter ol lie of Napole-mV moat ee ebrated oflicera, dj tinga fhed in ma y of the E u|?eror's b tttl*a Her Majesty, the Queen, had a splendid I'avi'ion ere-ted for them m her Palace at Madrid, stlien tHear nigidty feats were honored by the snule- and pi iiidit of the entire Royal Houaehold. as well a bv J crowds ofthe Spanish Nobility and G*?iitrv. I cnl Splendid I'iamond* were presented to t. e \\ >z ' a-.l by H? r Majesty on these occasions. It ly, Fr. nce, Germany. Portugal, Cuba, Cnited S tes, &r.. have been vn-ited by these ar istes, the ditfer er.t ianguageo ot which countries they speak flu nt ly, and have universally won golden opinion- as wt'l as golden favors in each. Tl.e Magician is acconipinied by J. M. WF,-T ON, ??q., hla Secretary, and attended by Servants and numerous Assistants. ????? ** ' * Pricea ot Admission.?Reaerved seat< .VI cent*.? Hall price to received seats only tor children under | twelve > ears. Cent-ial admission for all aire* *45 I cents. It >or? open at 7'^?commence at 8 o\ lock. Tickets can I e had at the door on the evening, jan 96 - 3t* IRON IIALL. THE ? SEER " HAS COME. Prof. Robert Heller, The QreM Prince of Wizards, who has bad the honor ot appearing be lore all tk" Crown to Hi ads of Eurrpe. and where SOIREES MAGIQUES was patronized by the Elite and Fashion. I". i0?? Buccesetve nights in New York city, wtll commence a series of Exhibitions al IKON HALL. Wa-hmg ton city, commencing *?n SATURDAY, Jam. BT&U. Introducing all his original la.tu in NEC ROMAN* Y, DEMONOLOGY, WlTrHC'RAPT, Chbmistbv, P.\?l'MiTIC?, HtDBOMI ATICB, 11 . DRAI'LM S, El?CTKICITY, Duiuni, kc . lie., lie. In which he lias been umv really pronounced the grtate>-i living COHJUROR Either iu Europe or Amenca. The astonishing Mysteiy of 8RCONDMIGHT, I performed only by Prof. IJ.? alone ?tanip* him as tht ! true and only genuine Pro! eaeor of t he C*ROLI8TIC ART. Q&- Remember, a constant charge of perform ?nee. rains or amission : To Hall 2' cents | J Dress Circle.t.... * ?' Orchestra Seat? 30 " beats tnay be secured f om 10 a. m. lo 4 p. m., at the office; without extra rkurgr. Polite and attentive ushers will be in attendance, jan 96-21 BRITISH STATESMEN.?Lives of Aberdeen, Russell, Palmerston. Graham, Gladstone, kc., 1 vol, London, 1854 I Thirty Years of Foreign Policy, a bi -tory of the Se 1 cretar>vlHps of Aberdeen and Palinerslon, 1 vol, London 1865 Bcedell's British Tariff lor 1854 5 j Special Report to Parliament ou the manufacture ' of the New York Industrial Exhibition, by Wal.u 1 Special Rep??rt to do., on the machinery of do., by Wbltworth I Special Report to do . on the Raw Materials and I Agriculture of do., by Wilson Special Report to do., on the Geological Department ? of do., by Lyeli Banfleld's Statistical Companion for 1864 Richard's on Population and Capital, 1 vol, London don ItM, complete Set (scarce) ofthe British Almanac and Companion from its cowman e I m?-nt in ItM jan * FRANCK TAYLOR. Amusements. ODD FELLOWS' HALL. FRIDAY EYARIRG, JAFOARY 96 ISM. rm Uraiul Musical Jubilee el the iMHiii iitirim mi. OKO U. BILL I ?ibb. THOI. **? KlllTTi franklin prtitt, B C. GRKIIVP, AnuiH br GEO. W TAVLoR.TIHIS. STONE, JULIUS KECK, and other*. THE AM I'M IONS w<M respectfully annonaea U* tlinr frifndt and the public generally thaltheir 9r?t o**wi> crmrrwr of vneAT. ?rwc w II uk' ptace at Odd Fellowa' Hall o? Friday fW ning n? it, 9Rth irmtant, on which occuhw iIk) will pits nt a programme of great nlerwl, introducing the full Troupe. in all 'heir varied and great amount of talent. An This t? our first Concert ta Washing ton, we tniet that lb- prevent appeal frw the pre* ?ore of our friend* will not he ia viia. Cards of adim??ion 95 cent- which can h? bad at the hotel*, music stores. Ac. Door* open at 6*, and concert to cowaaeece at 7)j. jan ft? 3t NATIONAL THEATRE. V+*p?aLaf of this Ilegant laUbliahmant. THE ROTTSSET StSTiRS ^ Are happy to inform the citizens ot Waahiagton that they have taken the N'atrni*) Theatre for a short aeaao*. and will re-opeu on SATURDAY IVBIII0, Ja?*y ?T, On which occasion will he performed tlie Grand B?t! let of - GISELLE: OR. THR DAMCING WILLIKS. In which MTw Caroline, Theresiae. Adelaide, M'lla Cleaiaitine, M. Ron wet, Mr. Corby, M. Szol losi, and a large Corp* de Ballet will appear. To eonclud*' wit:i (he i'oibk Pantomime af ROBERT MAC AIRE. jan ?to DRAWING-fcOOM EHTISTAHMtiT: OSSIAN'S BARDS, t'ndei the direction of OSS I A N E. DODGE. Late Editor and Propneuir ot ** Hodge'* Literary Museum.** Will give one of th?ir Fashionable Drawing-Ronm In WASHINGTON, oa MOKDAY RYI* IMG, Ian 29, at CARUSi'S 8 A LOO* The company i* composed of Ota fallowing eaii nt-at talent: J. G. CLARK. Tenor, B. B. BAILEY, Alto. E. KELLKY, Barnone. geo. m<?r<;an, Hai?o. OSSlAN E. IHiDGR. Mu-leal Din dor and lleline * atcr. Forming a < ompaiiy which, I r power, variety, pu nty of tone, and itu?ienl skill, stand unri in A >.erica if not in the World. Card* of Admission TWENTY FIVE t ERTV. J Doors upon a 6^5 o'clock ? t Concert to comment I atT^. II L. OOODALL, Afeat. ^ jan IB - 3t THE GREAT MARBLE STATU* OP THE DYING GLADIATOK. Oh exhibition at MOKKISON S BI'IlM IN(J, 4 j street, near Pa, avenue, Daily f rom 9 a. m. to 10 p. ni APDIITTANCI 15 CIITI. JOHN S. IIOLLINGSBEAD, Agent, jan 10? if AIR CLOTH. Ju*? received a heavy suppiv of Hair Seming ' ratriV II of every widt*. which we offer at reduced A*ao, enamelled and p'ain figured Canvas*, an ei celh-nt and durable substitute ft?r Seating. at price* low. EL VANS A THOMPSON. No 346 Pa. avenus. hetw. 4th and lOtli at*. jan 25?3t (lnt*-lA Organ? HKIKKOR'S AHMY RAZORS.?Gil cliristV. L' coutre, and Wade A Butcher's Ra tor*. <ust received asid for sale at low price*. Alan, an extensive asMKtnieni of PitcVet a ad Ta ble Cutery. EL VANS A THOMPSON, _ No. 3*46 Pa. ave-, bet. 9th and 10th su. jan fi?J' (I it tel A< irgan . H IBs, K?l'o?a, kpoku, Sarlaffi 4k A alee ? A complete sto k ? f Coach Trim nting* aad Blackt-imtliV Goods lor sale bv ELVANS A THOMPSON, Ka 346 Pa. ave.. between SKh and 10th at jan Jo lii ;IntelAOrgan) CWT NAILS. f Wrought and Horse Nails.? Builder'? Hard ware, Carpenter's G>?ods. Ac., at 396 Pennsylvania averue, EL V ANS A THOMPSON, between '.1h and 10th ata. jan *10?3t (IntelAOrgan) Gentlemen are You Beady! FOR I'NION HALT. SHOOTING GALLERN i BILLIARD SAL?M?N a RE81 Al RANT, ' C ttreet, hrtirren titk and ~tk tt>. THE Piftols are of the best quality, made to order by J. E. Evans, Philadelphia. The Billiard Ro?>m is furnished with Table* of the mo-t approved *tyle, by W. J. Sharp, N. Y. In the Restaurant gentlemen will be >upplled at the shortem notice with tuperior flYSTERS, G A >1E and a'l other delicacies ot the aea-ou. WILL SON A HAY WARD. PropYs. jan 95-lw MY COURTSHIP A ITS CONSEQUENCE-, by \Vik"ff. Price * 1 2f>, Slavery in a New Light and its Grand R>>*ulta, by a Citizen of Georgetown. Puce 12^ ct?. A Nifhl in Buenos Ayr**, a new drama in five act*, by a Citizen of Georgetown. Price 19^ clt. The Scout, hv W. Gilmort Simm<; f I '24 Ida May; 05 Putnam n Macazine for Fthruarv; 4?> cent* Ballot!'s New Monthly for February ; 10 eta Godev's Ladies Book for February; '25 cts. For sale by R. K. LUNDY. No. 14 8 Bridge sueet, Georgeto* n. jan i5? tf CLOSING OUT. STILL G&EA KR RKDUCTI01V IV DBY GOODS' M. L. WILLI AMS, GF. tRGETOWN, W ILL sel' the remaining gtock ot Dome?ti< ?, such as - New York Mills, Warwsaetta. Co ixifton, at 1 othei of the mo^t apprwved make ?d" Bleached C<? ton at p.imc crwt, of which I have a good aaenrtm< i t on hand, and also Irish Linens. Scotch lluckahact, and Rua'ia Diapers. Hosiery in great variety, *U'h a? Ladies', Geatle. men's. Misses* an 1 Boys" Hose and \ hoae at pm. I cost. The ladi?s are respectfully invited to call ear1> / they want an assortment. And a general asrortment of goods which l? 1 sell v-i/hout reference to oofta? F?m dctermlneo ? close out the *t?>ck previous to March 1st. jan 45 * ( I OST?On Tuesday evening, January 23d, a j h!a. k lace Veil, between Ifttli and 18tii *tree? The tiader will be suitably rewarded by leaving it the Star office. jaw 44 BAKKIIIO HOUSE OF PAIB0 ft M0UXft?. Opposite United State* Trrtmuy. BONDS, Stack* and other secunues purchawj and Mdd. ln;> rest at the rate of nii per cent per aanuni ' l loWL-d on dep<isits when left lor 90 lays or ioa^ei. jan 44?6m "WATCHES! WATCHES! IF YOU wish a warranted timekeeper at a reasonable pnee, you ai ? invited to call. and examine luy telected Mo k' of fine Eagliah and Geneva Watches lor latiri aid genu. H. SEMRLN, No. 330 Pa. av., between Stli and 10th sts. jan 1^-eotMirl RBCHWARZC SOYBTERDKPO W , Corner tJ event k an/ E MreeU. Order* lor sut?en??r OYSTERS lett at^ this place befirc 10 o'cl'k ia tne moru tug, will be deliv ered before 4 oVK-ck p. in. Also, are arrangements made to send Oymers <? any quantity in tne country, packed up ia air tig?* caus, so that they will keep good f* r at !???? eiglR days. Pickled Oy-ters always on hand. jaw 18? eo9w* Good news from home?just r* ceired 100 copies of the atwve popular song * the M usk Depot at BiLBUS A HITS, Corner Penna. a venae aad lltfe at/eei jan 13?U i lATHOLIC BOOKS.?A large aud * ly meui of Catholic Works, including St. Vine Manual, Chruuan's Guide, Gesna of Herotlaa ; 1 nay Hi plain and elefant bindmfs, at tke low ?a p iee. mt received at TAYLOR A MAURY'S Job 16 Buokatora, aeai 4;h '4, XhUi i

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