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eWAtV "fO SALS," " FOB BBNT,"
W)ST," FOUND," BOABDINO," A.-A1-
.rttssmea ts eomlng nndarthse beading, not
rilng Sv Una. wlD be inserted twloe for 39 Mala.
VANTBD-GIRL to do hmiw wort in a prl
V V vat. tamlly. Apply at 78 Bightli-el. Uod
' t-fsrences required. dMIb
T w iMivMn tn airea m iwmra ina aizEnaii.
fr t 61 Hut Konrth.it.
JXANTKO IlSlTSS-By a prompt-paying ten
v ant, a house, containing lis or oight rooms.
AMrwi HOMIt, Fress Office.
7ANTliD-T0 DIKK-A Home and TooBog
v gy, two day la each week. 011 at No. 70
n ntst. de.-b
yANTKD-Two unfurnished rooms, suitable
v for gentleman and wifo, without board. Ad-
Bom 1,840; ttatlng location, Ac. duTO-b
VANTED-A 8AFK-A new or second-hand
' f tafe. Address, firing alu, price and place,
ITA NTKD-To eiclmne for m wtw.nnt bnU4(nj
' f lot In ttHs city, to $00 worth of fnnr
Hfln. mbr.t(ipripm. An. Atmlr ait mr tnrn. lilt
h-tt. W. 11. TAYLOR, doSO-b
- VANTfiD-A purchiuor fur OofTe-house ne.ir
. th r.rr, doing a fnir bunfnefln, and capable
fini'f fwsromtnodatinir fort boar do m, loquim at No.
f $44 Ktwt tJcond-et. de.lo.b
ANTIf O TO BELL An A No. I douMe
barreled hot-nn: I.. Knul.-l. make. To bo
i ntj B. BKHESKORD'H. compoiit.on roofm.
f SIS Broadway. Oioctonati, 0. d30-f
VANTKD TK A.0UKII A cun.pet4.nt prion
'J to tt-ach a District Bchool in DiHtrict No. 4,
Willrrpek Township. Inquire four miles north of
toe cuj, otne tyanuage-roau. af.nj-o
WANTftD BOARD Jn a prirnte family, by a
ffntiman and lady with no childrn. Bcfer-
Aukm atphmaiirl IJrfnak O n tl fiiKi n . . .-,
office, etatiog location and terms. d30-tf
TANTFD-A good Block of Diy.Ooo.ls, Boota
' Hud f-hos and Clotliinir. In nvnh.iin for
flrst-claaa Real Estate, worth S20,non. .. Addrow Box
,103, Postm.e, or 8, Press Ofhco. daM-tf
WANTKD-Every family to me the American
r'ato-rowder. Every family should hare a
, bottle for cleaning: Silver and Plated Ware. Sold
. by all the principal Jewelers, dol-g
WAN rK MONEY-l'UUlmrgand Wheeling
Honey will be bomtht at tile bent rate..
. CAMKIKI.D A 1IKBTBAM,
tioST-tf No. 1T Kant Front-ntreet.
WANTEO-WN 0BNt8-The proud and trl
umphant glano which, for an iontant,
baRfed OTpr hr fpaturne. wan aiwn in tlik l.lkitnnM
r taken at JOHNSON'S Gallery, Ninth and Main.
f TBTANTKO A 01 lib -For general work 4n a
W TT KBiall tamily. One well recommended will
-(hear of a food eitnatlon by calling at the north-
i , west corner of Pearl and Walnut-eta. this morning.
If .V"'lsTKDFr0In l00 to 55,OOl), foone
I' w year or more, for which reasonable interest
9 . 111 be paid, and a mortgago on tlret.class, unin
.'cumbered real estate given. Address Lock-box
i- 19.1, V. O , Cincinnati, Ohio. .duSl-h
TJVANTED IMMKDIATBl.T-A girl, to run
T a Wboeter A Wilson Ma-.hine ; a respoctablo
1 orphan for adoption ; nursery-girl, and competent
! cooks for the country. Apply at 33 Longw.irth-st.,
T between Race and Klin. Ue3l-b
imvANTEI-8ITt'ATION-A youug lady, who
i is competent to teach English, French and
'Music, wishes a situation in a private family. Mt.
Auburn or Avonrlalo preferred. Best of references.
Address TRACHER, Boa de29 d .
'VA!STKI-Visitor at APPLKOATB S great
J T likeness depot, Nn. a, 4, and 8 Fifth St.,
k commencing at the corner of Fifth and M iln St.
' The finest assortment of fancy cases In the Woat at
redneel prices. Mark the place. dcTO-b
!WANTKD-AplMMnt little farm within six
ww or eight miles of the city (would not object
i to the Kentucky side), for which tbe advertiser will
ruay J l.oiio or tl,.'K) In cash and au improved eighty
acre farm in lliinoia. Addreaa A. W..T., Press
r"VANTEDMEI,-v''" capital of from $1
t T, to invest in an entirely new patent
I article, which sells like hot cakes. Agents of gd
address cai. make from A tji r a v , - .
BOBNB A CO., Box 1,015, Cincinnati Postifflce.
ImcmI Agants call at 4 Bacon's Commercial Ool.
Llege.otrrier of Sixth and Walnut sts., Cincinnati,
r. : " ? vu, Hii cuuuce lor a gooa specuia
t tlon in adiacent cities. da31-b
,fc()R RB"iT-t No. 444 Fourth -at., rooms
'.X1 suitable for a small family. None but Ameri.
. cans need apply. lielerenoea required and rent In
I advaaue. . , dojo-b': I
IOR K ENT-BOOM Four meli can be accom-
M. niodated with a good front room, furnished,
for 2 a month each, on the .corntr or Third and
Itlm, over Orew'a grocery. deSO-b
I7(m KENT-A DWKLLINO-A small frame
MJ Tiwelllnir tit Ave isn.n. nr. rh..w.at .I.I.J
door east of I'lum, with back yard, hydrant, etc
Apply at 7!i West Fonrth-st. . d29 c
FOR BEXT-bMALI, KOOM-Well furnished
and kept In order, suitable for a gentleinau'a
ieepto.ruvm. Location central, and good n-Uh-!ornaod:
. Terms inoder-ts. Apply lSlOiorgo-st.,
M" "'""'al-aT. aild Job". u-b
"arilH H R VT-DWCM.INI) ITOIIMR t I . nitn.
JP ton.street, in good repair, and nrovided with
fiydrant, cistern, gas-fixtures, fto. Kent S2.1 per
jnonm, in auranoe Apply at veetern union Tole
graph Ollice, cor. ThtrJand Wa nut. de!8-tf
FOI1 H KNT-Five and one-half acres of the
bent land, together with a good house, ontain
. ing seven rooms, go. d cow and horse-stable, oorn
crib, peach and apple orchard, good water and evory
' thing convenient and necessary for a gentleman
doing business in Cincinnati, being very convenient
to tne apot: possession given on tne 1st day or Jan
uary, 1861. Apply to I. WRIGHT, tl. D., Carthage.
i' tT!?1 .nE?TTh ) House of Murch'a
Jilook, i14 West Poplar st , near Freeman.
This bouM is, without doubt, the very best bouse
for rent in the citf. It is a three-atorr aione-froat
lioute, with eleven rooms, etuodiog ud ten feet from
lie paven,entand ten feet back, with gas, hot and
fcold water; with laundry, bath-roomnd all the
modern improvements; with sixty feet back yard :
side entrance, bell and silver-plated feuce in front.
ut of the third-story window you can see all over
the city. I will rent the alMive house l-w nail at
We.t Furth-t. IdeW-ej o. tS. MUBUU.
jMJrt EX;HANGK-A itock of Dry-goods,
. Boota aud Sboee. out of a wboltale hounn. Foarl-
t to tbe amount of $i.OOQ to ffi.UCO, for Western
Aands aud oce-balf (Janli.
Several flnefmvroTed IT arms In Hamilton. nr.
Ttn, Shelby and iligblaad Couuties, OUio, for oity
M$l,0OOCafh and aome good pay tnar property In a
iouriuhing Wee tern btate, lor a aiualf ploco of city
" Any anoontof Iowa, Indiana, THbnoli, Miteonrl
2 And EaiiiiiMi itaudd, for Bale or exchango. witU toiue
' ALSO, , . ,.
A Millinery Store for a Parm.
' A f.000etoclc of wholesale Liquor, out of itoro,
'for property, at a bartiHlu.
i do2V.c . J. B. TAYLOR, 170 Vine -at.
FOH HA I.K-8AL00N In a good locality, aud
diin a good business. Tbe owner iutend
waving lhecity. Apply at 460 Main-it. duSl-b
Mria. bai.i-ine stoca ana nxiurea oi tne
I. T. Bk.TKKB.on the premises.
7 SA1.E-C11KAP KOU CaSH-A good lo-fi-1
cation for a bourding-house vr grocery; a
lock of groceries, with four veaj-a leaita or tha
.tore; Ate rooms, kltohen, cellar and back yard.
Apply at C IS tiixth St., near ( arr. d30-b
"7OH LK-Di;0 STi)RK-Tho-slo-k and
- A bxtuiea of a Halail Iirug 8lorv An excellent
'opportunity for any one wi.uiug to engage in bind-
eras. Adcrass, with full
name, "11. 1). 1.," Press
rOHT-VIOTORlNg-On tbe xMU Inst , a Hume
liartei, Victotine or Kur (-ape, somewhere on
rourth-st. If any one baa found it and will bring
it to tha office of American Patau! Compauy, a lib.
ffal reward will be given. de:u)-b
T JHT-OB 9T0LKN From the subiicriber. the
M following deecriWd Promissory -notes, to-wit:
' '"" notes bearing date. Cincinnati Dec.
I eon, rran by Peter (Jaudolfo, parable lo the
rder id John Bains, and iudoistd, upon the back,
y O. S Murray: one for theaiim of $nis .i pays'
. ie lu six months; one for the .urn of i6 K aaya
-i. In nii.e munths; one for tbe sum of $016 aii. ,.:,y
bie in twelve mouths. Notice Is heteby given tliat
ue payment of said notes and of each of them hs
een stopped, aud all ptreoiis are cautioned against
ngotiating for the same The Amler will be sulia
ly rewarded by leaving said nobis at the Law OrSue
t Joba.lon A Collier Masonic Temple, corner
bird aud WaluuUsta. fcleaiib) JOHN BilNS. ?
JTRAVKD-SimKil, HOKSR-With a siddle
y on, but a .bridle. Any on leaving in forma-
i - - a is.aiiin,, . . uttJV-C"
it'Yf,1,-08 8T"1 FN From front oftTi
,i,,u.it". I V.' "may evening last, a HAT
"""bit. atiaobed to a dray. A llWel reward will
SN iW',Titl- laformatlo. of lu
r... tl . j ' L County Cork, Irel.ud. Hur
,oifi. . arrived, anS ia stopping at el 7 Kast Oo
' ' , dJl-b
JEWIJI.EIl. ' J
wutb,Wet Corner Main and FourthU.
I -'ClWCl.1f.ATI, 01110. -
OARIINO-IN A PBIVATB UOUHR-At
nnmaway, near intra. de fe
HOAHIINJ Two fine front rooms, agitable
for fsmlliea or single gentlemen, with board.
Apply at West Fourth st. deV -b
KOARDINO-A gentleman and wife and a few
single gentlemen ean be accommodated With
pleasant room and board, at tHH Sixth-st.
OAK DINtJ One unfurnished front room, sec.
owi rt Kir.inuiii, i .ihi, lurninneo rrnnt
room, for a family or gentlemen. Apply at
Ninth-lit., between Central-av. and John. de2K-d
MOAROIMU-Famllies and single gentlemen
can be accommodated hy applying at 61 Bask
Fourth-it. Also, a few more day-boarders desired,
KOAltniNO A lady and gentlemen, or two
or three gentlemen, can have front rooms,
with board, in a private famllv. Comforts of a
home. Central. Address O. B., Press Oflico.
A lTTION HA1 E-I1T Wtl.T.9 A Mil l-J
J- S5 Pearl-st.-I)ry-Otds, Notions, Boot! and)
Khojs ft AUctlim for Cash -On WKDNBSDAY
Kivinoiw. unniini ai nine a ClOCK, a variety 01
Htnple and Fancy Dry-goods and Notions.
ALSO At eleven o'clock, 113 cases Boots, Shoes,
Broi;ans, Women's, Misses' and Children's Heel
Boots, Ae. de3d
ArCTION RAI.K-BT 8 O nCBRARD-At
Trade-sale JKooms, No. -J I West Fifth-st , up
stairs Hooks and Htationerp at Auction On MOK
J'AY KVKNINtt, Peeembrr 81, at seven o'clock,
will bo sold by catalogue, to clore consignments, a
large and valuable collect Ion of standard, Tlieolog.
leal, Historical, Poetical and Miscellaneous Works,
a variety of Klntionery, Ac , Ac.
N. B Catalogues are -published, and the books
are now open fur examination.
de-o b B. Q. HUBBARD, Auctioneer.
AI CTION SA1R-BY J. GRAFF A CO -La-dies'
Auction Sale or Fine Silver-plated Ware,
2iij".1'1 Fashionable Jewelry. Mold Watches, eto.
THIS IAY (Monday), December 81, at 2 o'clook
P. M., we will sell to the ladles, at No. R'J West
ronrth-Bt., near Vine, a large and well-selected as
sortment of the above description of goods, being
tho enme stock that we have been selling from dur
ing the past week, and which has given such unl
versal satisfaction. Seats will be provided for the
aocommoilation of all, and a general attendance is
requested. J. GRAFF A CO.
AIJCTION SAI.E-BY JACOB ORAFF A 00.
Last Sale, positively, of French, Knglish, Oer
pian and American Engravings, Water aud Oil
Prints, Lithographs, Chromes, Steel Ung'avlhgs, in
rich gilt frames. On MONDAY MOltNlNG, at $H
o'clock, and in the evening at 7 o'clock, will be sold
at our Store, 18 F.ast Fourth-st., the best oollec.
tlon of lite ubpvn.nained Pictures vat olTered. This
t. poaiiivolr tbe last sale, aud embraces some very
flue French Lithographs, As., expressly roservod
tor New Years' Gilts.
JACOB ORAFF, Anctloneer,
deSfl IS F.ast Fourth-St.
Uf'TION (?AIiK-llV (JOOPKtt ft BT0KK3.
. Kurd, itint urrivorl frnm tha Vnut A maa.
nllicent lot of LnditV Fancy Furs, with orders to
lion Monday moruinKi lec. 31. We would inform
the LaiHi'A that we havn- just rereived a very choice
lot of Fancy Furs, from a larRe importing house in
the City of New YorlsKwith orders to cloao the same
at unction, at our Auction Kooitih, 14 Eait Fourth
slrret. on MONDAY MORNING, lHc. 31, at 10
o'clock. This stock embraces all kinds of Foreign
and American Furs ; also, ax re at variety of ChiU
dren's Furs, and are worthy tbe attention of those
who wish to rmrchufle for their own use, or to make
New yeurs' Presents.
TheFnrs are dow open for the Inspection of La
diPH and Gentlemen.
it- Wo would also eBpecially Invite dealers, as
We shall sell in lots to suit them.
CUD it A bTUKKfJ, Auctloneera,
. 14 Eiist Fourth-st.
AV'CTION ISALK-By JACOB (iMAFF A.Co.
Greiitsale of tuple Bry Goods. -WKDNKSDAY,
January 2, at No. IS JCast Fourth-street, will be
sold at auction a large and valuable stock of Dry
A I. HO Linens and Woolen Blankets. The stock
coroprisea the following articles: 6i0 bleached and
brown linen table covers, all Bizesfhoo doxen linen
napkins, ion dozen linen towels, 200 dozeu French
aud hngliah toilet quilts, all sis and qualities; Son
pairs ox woolen blankets, all sizes and uualitta;
ittble damask by the yard, shirting and pillow-cate
linens, crash, broadcloth, CAsnimere, sattuetta aid
dootkins, gents' merino shirts and drawer.
ALSO A large and splendid assortment of Cash
mere and ladies1 woolen HhawW, hosiery, skirting,
Ac. Sale will be made at half-past nine o'clock A.
AI., and two and seveu P. M. The attention of
housekeepers Is called to this sale. Beats reserved
for ladies, who are iiiTled to examine the stock and
attend the sale.
dfSO JACOB GRAFT, Auctioneer.
1ft ATTACHMENT -HE PO It B V. F.
HANSKLM ANN, a Justice of the Peace of Cin
cinnati Township, II -noil ton County, Ohi Ourtls
A Poet vs. J. B CiuhnutD. Vn the 34th day of De
cember, 1WV0, said Justice Issued an order of attach
ment against the property and effects of defendant
for the sum of one hundred and seven dollars and
nine cents : and said cause is set for hearing on the
7th day of February, mi, at S o'clock A. la.
A ' t CUHTI3 A POST.
Dated December 29, 18fi0. de3l- cM
IN ATTACHMENT-!! E FO R K C. F.
HAN1SELMAN N, a Justlceof the l'eacelof Cincin
nati lownHhip, JIumilton County, Ohio. John
Gordnmus A On., . Thomas D. Wilson On the
15ih davof Decrmtjer, li60, eaid Justice issued an
onterof attnclmont at our instance in the above
action, for the sura of Fifty-one dollars and twenty
five cents, aud said cause is set for hearing before
aid Justice, on the fithr day of February, lftl, t
tun o'clock A. M. JOUH GOKDUUUS A CO.
Dated DecembeV 29, IfWU. deSI-cM
IN ATTACHMENT BKFO It EC- F. HAN
HELM ANN, a Justice of the 1'oace of Cincinnati
Township, Hamilton County, Ohio F. Uirsh aud
(Straus, lato partners its Hiisn A titraus, m. Goorge
W. fitor.e. On the 4th day of December, lwVO. at our
Instance an order of attachment waa issued by said
Justice of the Peace, against the property and ef
fects of said defendant, fur the sum of Fifty-six
dollars and ten cents, and said cause is st tor hear
ing before said Justice on the 6th day of December,
at tijht o'clock A.M., leol.
EIBSH A STRAtB.
Dated December 09, 180. ' de3l-cM
IN ATTACIIMENT.-BKFORF -HANtilCLMANN,
a Justice of .ha iace of Cin
ctniiati Township. H-ri- U"ty OMo .
Michael Rilev nuBHoll O'iiara, principal, and
Lit siiumf Bailroed Company, garnishee. On
fiie Ath dfiy of December. lboO, said Justice issued an
order of attachment and garnishee pr wess against
the property and effects of said defendant for the
urn of Twelve Dollars and Filly-Ave cents, and said
cause is st-t fr bearing on the 6th day of February.
lMil. at 2 o'clock P. M. MICIIAKL RILEY. .
Dated December 29, 1(W0. de3I-eM
IN ATTACHMENT -B KFORR C. F.
UANHKLMAN, Juntice of the Peace, of Cincin
nati Townshin. Hamilton Conn t v. Ohio. Michael
Riler BRftioi.t Peter Cartrlght, PrluCipal of the Lit-
lie jniauii, Aema ana uoiumuuH Knliroad Gompauy.
Sarnishee. Un the 24tb day ol November, 144), said
unties issned an order of attachment and garnishee
Srocevs In the above action for the sum of flfieee
ollars, and garnishee prooess served on said Oom-
Kny and returned, and said cause is set for hftarlng
fore said Justice, on the 6th day of February.
INU, at two o'clock P. M. MICHAEL RILEY.
Dated December 29, 160. do31-M
IN ATTACH yt ENT-B B F O R B C. F.
HANtiKLM r NN, Justice -of the Pece of Cin
cinnati Township, Hamilton County, Ohio. Wil
liam F. Thome A Co . a firm doing business In the
fSta'e of Ohio. vs. Wilson Thorns, Principal, aud
William Henderson, Garnishee, -On the iieth day
of November, 1660, said Juatiue issued an order of
attachment In tha above cause, for the sum of one
hundred end nine dollars, and ramie hoe process
served on William Ut-udersoo, who has answered ;
and said cause is set for hearing on the 6tU day of
February, leol, at a o'clock A. U.
W. F. THORNS A CO.
Cieclncatl, December 27, lro. dMcwi
IIIAH It. TVDD, rI,INTIFF. VS.
K. M. Miller and A. Luvt.ll Mrtntirs u Mtllnr
A Lovell), defendants. The above-named detend
auts are hereby not i lied tht on the 2-'d day of No
vember, lhA the ahove-namedplaintiff enmmencod,
au action against them, before David Fishbr, J. P.
to recover the sum of and Issued an Altarh
meut, and garnisheed A brant Palmer. That said
cute is set Tor htariug J mm nary T, il, at a oVliR-k
A. M., when jndttmuiit will be taken aud further
MOeeedings had to hold said aaml-hre.
des-cTu TKCMAN CtNKLIN. Atfy forPPff.
A HOIK EE AMD SUITER WILL DB
giveu at the
ODD-HLLOWS' BALL, 0OV1NOT0K, ,
ON TUESDAY, JAftPARV 1, 1S61,
-, , - For the Ben.fit pi tha
Hospital for the Sick Poor.
ar Tickets, admitting a Qentlcmau and Lady,
Including Supper, 91. ' de2il-d
II 33 IT' A. I Xt
FktkTPA ,Btwl,"AT, ON 8BTBNTII.
ol Btk 1, CovingtoB, .will open
OH MONDAY, UBCEMBEB IT, AT ODD-FIL-
LOWa1 HALL, ,
And continue, In the aftm-noons and evenings, un.
til January . '
This Institution la intended for tha sick poor.
Without distinction or preference It Is In rha'ge
yt the Hegular r.cultr of Medicine, Dr.. Black
burn, Holt aud lluke being tb atteodaut pbyai
eians for tk. eusuiug three mouths.
Tbj domesllo ekarge and nuralne is committed to
Uis devoted Sisters of Charily, who give their en,
tir. lives to theM dutlea. dela-tt
Jon PIPErTT H ftVl!l His
BOOT ANli Dli'lg, t l'oUK l.oul hi. old stand,
on liouaaouth-at , ueax lladuvn, lo lork-et , na
JvtlersuB., Give uisa a call, 4v& t -
' lwrotr urn Tim imi.iUA Vis - A
aea.lebdld stock of the tuol ft looa, blaadlel,
M hiak M, Ac., to t. f, vtol In :tie ii,, eouitiruiiig
j'on, Many, SI .dull., 1 laibt aed I-.Ih.Ii, Nfiiina;
THE DAILY PRESS.
DION DA T-
MuTgoBowonioAL OBBgkTATioif" By Hsnrr
WattJi o. 7 W.t Fourth-it., December 3u:
T A. M.
12 M. .........
Above eero 20
Above aero 21
Above aero 2 i
New partnerships wiH leare their job
printing With Morrin, 79 West Third-streot.
Ldkch To-MoRBow.-r-Bish. Hall will iorre
up at his saloon, 201 Vino-street, a superb
lunch, to-morrow, at eleven o'clock, A, M.
Drop in and see him.- -
Tm T.&ma Will Mtnam Kaw 4Va a
" uaav.Bu v v aa a J ausiu uui oua CtUt.ltlTU
ale of elegant ilver-plftted waro, jewelry,
eti;., nt at ironi r onrxn-street, tins niternoon
at two o'clock, by Jacob Graff & Co.
iIeautipcl Nsw Year's Prxsints Frhi.
This is a special invitation to the customers of
Pcndpry ft Co., tea dealers, north-west cor
ner of Fifth and Walnut-street. Come one,
Two Last Da ts. This and to-morrow af
ternoon and evening, at three and half-past
sercn o'clock, at Concert Hall, will be the
last opportunity our citizens will hare to
fisit Dollie Dutton.
, CARrtrea'a' Address. Our carriers will
risit each of their patrons with the New
Year's Address, to-morrow. As they hare
been faithful to their trust during the year,
tbey will abundantly rrraerva tho trifle
which they expect to receive.
Grand Boirki for Cbaritabm Pouposks.
A grand toirte, for the benefit of the or
phans, will be given at the hall of the Cath
olic Institute on Wednesday evening next.
The benevolent purpose to which the pro
ceeds are to be applied, should be sufficient
to Becure a full attendance.
Thanks. Tbe employet of the Hamilton
and Drtrton Omnibus Line return their
thanks to Mr. Smith, the proprietor, for an
excellent dinner, given to thejii at his resi
dence, yesterday. Every person connected
with tlieir lina wan nrpspnf enrl all Am'nva
.. - - - - "J uu uu UMJVJ wv.
a harmonious and pleasant timij.
Y. M. M. L. A. This evening, as will be
seen by the motion of the Chairman, Mr.
Horatio N. Hatch, will be held the first meet
ing of the Anti-shell Canvassing Committee
of One Hundred, for the purpose of organ
ization. A hented contest now appears to
be in store for the two opposing parties, both
of which say war to the knii'e. Certainly
every member should be on band, and watch
the welfare of the institution.
A New Traoedt by a Cincinnati ah. -A
young gentleman of this city of fine library
attainments is engaged at present in writing
a tracedy (or a leadincr. nerhai.s the learlinc
tragedienne of this country. The young
auinor is well quannea tor nis task", to
which he brings a highly-cultivated mind,
a poetic temperament, an artistic taste and .
a just understanding of dramatic effect and
situation, and as we have heard the plot
and the incidents, we believe the" play will
prove a decided succees.
A Slight Verbal Chanoh in tbb Mar
riagr Cerkhont. A short time since ap
plication was, mide to one of our newly
installed Magistrates to marry a young
couple in the vicinity; and, as he bad never
studied the ceremony or form of words
commonly nsed, he requested a little time to
prepare himself, bnt tne messenger was in
exorablethe hour wua late, and the young
people were firf, and no delay could be
permitted. He accordingly accompanied
bis guide to the house, where ho found
every thing prepared. Requesting the.
happy couple to rise, he stammered out
something, he knew not exactly what, when
the usual affirmative reply was given, which
freatly encouraged our hero, who raised
imself to his full hight, to assist in giving
dignity to his words, as is usual on such
solemn occasions, and said: "Now I pro
nounce you man and wife, and may God
have mercy on yopr souls."
A Diminutive Confidence-man The
Prinfe of the Twenty Cent. One evening
in November, as Mr. Andrew Blum, one of
the clerks of the Spencer House, was writing
in the office, a middle-need, genteel-looking,
rvell-dTessca man, walked up to him, and
asked him in a very bland and self-confident
manner for twenty cents. Mr. Bium, think
ing him a guest of the hotel, who wished to
pay the barber or tbe porter, handed him a
quarter without hesitation, and resumed bis
Several days passed, but as the borrower
did not make his reappearance, Mr. B. began
to believe tbe fellow a confidence-man on a
small scale. At tbe end of four or five
weeks, while making out bills, Mr. B. heard
a. voice, saying : "Will you be kind enough
to lend me twenty cants, sir?" - The clerk
looked up, and beheld t'i identical chap, as
smiling and pleasant as a morn -in May.
"You're the person I've been looking for.
You borrowed a quarter of me a month ago,
and never paid it. I believe you are a
swindler that you moke your livelihood
"I assure yon," was the unruffled answer,
'you are mistaken. A month ago I was in
LouiBville. I never saw you belore; believe
me, I never did.
"That's all Btuff. I know you very well."
"If yeu say, or if you think so, here's
a quarter ; but I assure you I never savr
you before;" and at the same time he
placed the coin upon the counter, and started
"Wait a minute," cried the clerk. "I want
to see you." But the man hurried off and
Mentioning the cirenmstance the day fol
lowing, Mr. Blum discovered that the fellow
bad gotten the usual twenty cents of
the proprietors, Colonel Pratt and Major
Metcalf, of the bar-keepers, and of a great
number of tbe guests of tbe hotel. Iiiiieed,
of some of these he had borrowed two or
three times. ' .
Since then we have heard of this confidence-man
at various hotels, drinking sa
loons and places of amusement, with his
constant and never-varying request of
twenty cents' trilling loans he obtains of the
fiublie in sullicient quantity to afford him a
B Doubtless he is a good judge of human na
ture, and asks whece he feels confident of
A droll life bis; yet he is an artist In his
Way. In Paris they would admire him, and
call him le print tit vingt tout. ,
' Wood's Theatkr. Samuel Simmons will
have a benefit, this evening", at this bouse,
and will ride a two-horse act, assisted by the
entire strength of Robinson & Lake's Eques
Art-hail, Opeua-housi. But two more
days remain to those desirous of seeing the
wonderful picture, the Heart 0 the Andet,
as tbe exhibition will positively close on
Wednesday evening. No tine shorU) neglect
this golden opportunity.- -
Smith 4 Knon's Hall. The Camobell
Minstrels will remain fur a few evenings
longer, giving, to night, a varied and at
tractive entertainment of music, tuirth and
eccqttricity. :, '
Plx' OrattA-Bousa. This evening, the
grand spectacle of Joseph and Hit Brethren
will be presented for tbe seventh time, wita
all tbe extraordinary effects that hare ren
dered it one of the moat attractive pieces
ever produced on the stage of any theater
iu this city. .
National Theater. This evening, the
interesting and patriotic drama of fartt
Skot fiotinsont will be produced aft this
theater, with the laughable farce Of the Tut
Jiuzsardt. - .
. OrMA-Booaa Comcjcbt-b all. Dollie Dut
ton will give hur usual levtet to-day and ini
evening, at the Ciiccirt-ball of LUe Opera
house. She is a mar vol of diruinulif eunas,
To know a Gentlewoman is gonial
benison; for in inch knowledge there U
As In all things truly beautiful, there Is
about the Gentlewoman a mystery, gym
rjathjr and appreciation alone can oomprc-
She is, with all ber nature, like a great
statue, picture, poem. All may admire, but
time or intuition, which answers for expe
rience, is required to unalerstandaher fully.
' Tbe Gentlewoman is to her box, as are the
planets to the srs, the diamonds to the
earth; not many but precious; not recog
nized always, but, to the educated sense,
for ever clear.
She aggregates whatever truth, or good,
or Interest, or beauty is represented by her
sex, and reflects the ideal of the artist and
She elevates the soul, expands the mind,
and purifies the heart: her voice is music,
and her touch is inspiration : her confidence
is glory, and ber love religion I
Not an ideal, she approaches it nearly,
and it is hard to believe her woman only,
though she is completely snch.
She is what Nature, in most genial mood,
with all that Art could give, has made her
not perfect but perfecting; not absolute, but
actual ; not mythical, but marvelous. ,
The Gentlewoman is the proper peer, and
fit companion therefore,- of the Gentleman.
She is his spiritual sister: they are alike de
scended from psychal Agamemnons the
rulers of the realm of heart. .
When he and she are mated, and Nature
Is the priest presiding at their nuptials, the
law of harmony is fulfilled, and the echo of
the union is heard in Heaven.
The idea of the Grecian sage is realized In
tbeir high blending the uncompanioned
soul has found it anti-type, and in unison
there is unity.
For all the foibles, follies and fatuities of
Terra's daughters the Gentlewoman com
pensates. Man forgives, and must forget, in her mild
presence, the numberless defects of her frail
Here is the being of our dreams, the goqd
angel stolen out of Heaven, the peace-offerer
and consoler of the world, the spirit of hu
manity, the feminine Samaritan by the way
Bide of life; and when we see wo can but
bless her. .
She comes nearer unto ug; we go nearer
onto her. She dazzles less the nLH.r-hnn.ma
are lost, but the Btar is clearer. ' .
fcne rises Bteadily Out ot the atmosphere
of imagination into the higher air of truth.
No angel after all ; but a loving, trusting,
perfect woman, dearer even than a spirit of
the skies; lovelier still than when she sat
upon her splendid throne of faucy, beyond
the 'benediction of human hands aud the
rench of human prayers.
be Gentlewoman, like her spiritual
brother, is- greater kh m, and absorbs, her
circumstance; yet this seems as the name
to tbe picture, the setting to the jewel ;
showing it to advantage, but increasing not
Beauty and wealth are the Gentlewoman's
dowry ; and yet with personal plainness and
material poverty she is the Gentlewoman
In her veins is the true blood of gentle
ness, purer and richer than that of the long
est line of princes and of kings.
The Gentlewoman can not be otherwise
than lovely and rich in the spiritual and
The good and noble soul looks out of or
dinary eyes until tbey kindle with celestial
fire,and aspiration sympathy and charity
fransfignre the plainest face and form until
they reflect the poet's dream. .
Gold and jewels may not be hers ; but in
her heart is the wealth of tbe Orient, and in
Her soul tbe treasures of the Incas.
Upon the brow that beams with gentle
ness and love, no pearls nor coronets are
needed : the breast that swells with sym
pathy's emotion requires no diamonds'
Beside her glide the Graces of the soul,
and in her-gi-ing dwell the Muses of the
The roses of affection blossom at her com
ing, and the meek-eyed violet, as she passes,
sleds a rarer perfume bene ,th tbe hedge..
Where is this glorious creature? esthetic
curiosity inquires. Wherocan she be found?
In no fixed position, in no unvarying
circle ; for she makes position, and where
she stands, the eenter of the circle -is. -
She forms society, and is its nucleus : from
her are the Delphic oracles that sentiment
tianslatee to action, and humanity to good.
The Gentlewoman is so proud she can not
be vain : ber consciousness of motive is so pure
she can not be flattered.
- At court and in the cloister, she hears a
voice above tbe pwan and tbe chant.
In the castle and the cottage, she alike in
terprets Nature by the intuitions of ber
beiDg, and clearly sees through varied forms
the epirit of the same.
She is herself, and, though modest, she
would not, for she could not, be more.
Not envy, nor jealousy is hers; and if she
be unhappy, as she must be often, from the
fineness of ber texture and the fullness of ber
feeling, she visits not ber sorrow upon those
around, ber; but through her tears, unto
others the rainbow of couolation beams.
Like an angel of mereff she passes from
tbe palace to the pallet of the poor.
The pride that shone upon her brow Is
gone, and sensibility is there.
The lily-hand that Princes would have
kneeled to kiss, smoothes the coarse locks of.
the sufferer, and bathes his fovered brow.
- The voice Jhatmurmurs poesy, and kindles
passion ex it U its earliest syllable, exceeds the
power of medicine to heal, and fulls a vocal
benediction there. , .
Hundreds of leagues away,: beyond the
mountains and across the sea, is the sister
ot tne queeD," uncrowned, unjeweled, un
recognized by title; yet the Gentlewoman
Her life, as she conceives, dedicate to
Heaven; her existence spent in prayer, as
tbe flower with its out-poured perfume.
Or, she may be tho pallid, haggard, dying
girl, stitching her little lite into the
crude cloth she can scarcely see with her
wan and weakened eyes ; making at once her
subsistence and her shroud; ana All for the
feeble mother who bends over the scanty
fire tbat can ne t warm her long.
Disease is in the atmosnhere. and trim
' deat is waiting without the trembling door.
e can noine an uoweiccuie euest.
Enter there to-morrow, bod ne will have
come" and gone; and he will return aud de
part again. ' '
Tbe Gentlewoman will be no more; but
the odorof sanctity will be yet in the apart
ment where she died.
So life flows on and death; and oft the
Gentlewoman perishes unknown, because
the eye of her brother rested not upon, ber;
the heart of her Bister felt not her preseuce
On the throne the seamstress would have
deported herself a queen. '
The queen would have struggled, suffered
and been a martyr to the world's injustice,
PS tbe broken-hearted girl that lies in the
cheap earth, in an unnamed grave.
Their circumstance was different, but it
changed them not. Even the Gentlewoman
ickie to Fate. . ' .
Fortaoate or unfortunaie, she U akin to
all beautiful and noble natures. Sbe and all
ber kipd are sisters in sensibility, tbe ar
biters of the truly asatlu tic world.
What matter that they die so early and
te oil unknown? They ran not have lived
iu vain. " ... J
. Some memories are ever-going pilgrims
to 1 heir peaceful -graves, and the iuttueuee'
thai surrounds lhoe sacred spout flows as a
of aioeic the sua of Tune.
. in 1 -.
. Ir tod want an ired cake for your Nrw
year's callerr, or a good huine-made pie, red
currant, damson plum, fresh bim Ittwrry,
puini kin, ounce, Ac, all wnrrauted to be of
the lest- materials And fresh, votoHiuitb't
1 Hnmr-made bread baker, aoula-etsL .cur
' sir t.f John and Court-mreets. j
- ' rckCLiiY. Tho house of James L. Sua-
; ton, No. bJ Viue-alreet, w entered by
! buiglaia, liijitt belore Uat, and robhod of
j fib in Bitner. The entrance w effected
I by rtieimi ofau tiuViUter, aud the tbirvea
1 uuiil no doubt have,., 1 imujlited further
[Specially Written for the Cincinnati PRESS and
-Dead weight corpse.
-ThC mint of Nature pepper-mint,
The favorite wine of shoulder-hitters
The greatest ninny that ever lived
The skeleton In a husband's household
his wife's Bkirt. ,
It Is singular that the undertaker ends
all undertakings. t
No woman ever becomes so weak thai
she can not raise the devil. .
Women were ever inclined to sophism;'
but now they all argue in a circle.
A place where a company of W He
Awakes is never found at church.
, JSolus should be tbe god of financiers,
because he can always raise JBe wind.
Why are clergymen in. the pulpit like
old men ? Because tbey always dre-late.
Women are enabled to change their
minds so often because they have so little to
Women often talk about catching hus
bands. The kind they generally catch are
A kiss is a little thing; but it is alT a
virtuous woman can give, and all the heart
and spirit crave.
The dowry tbat "Desdemona" gave to
"Othello" must have been valuable, for it waa
a world of sighs (size).
Persons aro often censured for looking
on the dark side of life. It is the dark Bide
of life that looks on them.
A book touch needed at present r The
bright lexicon of youth, in which, according
to liulwer, there's no sucli word as fail.
' Why are people who attend spiritual
circles dooVicd to disappointment? Because
there they find the tables turned on them.
It may be well totell a woman she is
good, lovely and interesting; but it is better
to prove you think her so by your devotion.
The pleasure that people experience in
attending weddiligs arises from their secret
gratification at the prospective misery of the
Women talk sometimes of bringing men
to their senses. As women usually are, it is
the only thing to which they can bring the
A young woman of our acquaintance
says she bates every nffti she meets in ad
vance, because she don't know but he may
become her husband.
A suffering husband says it is pleasant
to run away with your wife before marriage ;
but much more so to have her run away from
you after thai even t.
The decline of the Ohio at this point con
tinues steady, thdugh there was sufficient
water in the channel last evening some
eighteen feet for the largest class of steam
boats. Business, however, is, and has been,
lo dull tbat the condition of navigation, just
now, is a matter of small importance. The
weather turned very cold and froze hard on
Saturday night, and the temperature ha3
continued quite low ever since. The usual
Sunday dullness was observable at the
Wharf yesterday but now-a-days, it is dif
ficult, judging by the appearance of the
Landing, to distinguish between that and
the business days of the week.
The River was falling rather fast at Louisville-
on Friday, with eight feet seven
inches water iu the Canal at dark. During
the previous twenty-four hours the River
receded five iuches.at tbe head of the Falls,
equal to fifteen inches at Portland. The
weather was only moderately cold.
ine Mississippi, at fet. Liouis, is swelling 1
slowly, with only three feet to Cairo, and'
no business doing at the Levee. There is
no news from any of the upper rivers. The '
Illinois is still closed with ice, and the Mis- ,
sissippi gorged above Alton !
There is very little ice floating past St. !
Louis and that little is from the Missouri
River. It was supposed that the Board of
Underwriters would permit boats to leave 1
St. Louis for tbe South, yesterday, as the
river is open below, and there is not enough
ice in it to interfere with navigation.
Business at New Orleans on Tuesday was
rather active, and tho boats that left for Red
River and for the West got very good trips.
Tbe Vigo and Robert Fulton, for Jefferson,
and Grand Era, tor Shreveport, had fine
trips Tbe Music aud Grosse Tete got off
for the coast, the General Quitman foe tbe
Bends, the Charm for the Yazoo River, and
tbe John Raine for Louisiana. The General
Hodges, the last boat in from Red River, re.
Iiorted navigation slightly improved, but
rusiness extremely dull. Tbe Charmer ar
rived from Vicksburg, the Westmoreland,
from Pittsburg, tho Grosse Tete and Acadia
from tbe roast, tbe South-wester and Illinois
fromSt. Louis, tbe Indiana No. 2 and Robert
Watson from Tensas River, tbe W. A. An
drew from Lafourche, and the J. S. Pringle
from this city. .
NEW PORT NEWS.
Departure of Troops. The threatening
aspect of matters at Jefferson Barracks, at
St. Louis, wag the caule.of a telegram heinp;
received here, on Saturday last, by Major
Burbanks, of the Newport Barracks, con
taining instructions to transportOO troops
in the Barracks here to Jefferson Barracks,
St. Louis. . In accordance with the order the
troops were immediately shipped, via the
Ohio and Mississippi Railroad, on Saturday
evening. There will be UK) more shipped to
the game point during tbe present week.
'Man Struck with an Ax. On Saturday
afternoon several rowdies who hang about
Newport, made a sort of "holiday excursion
to tbe country, visiting tbe farm of a man
named Shaffer, located a mile or two from
our city, on the Licking. Indulging in their
destructive propensities, always provoked by
tbe too free use of liquor, they commenced
, an onslaught upon the fences of Mr. Shalfer'a
place. Mr. Shatter remonstrated with them.
but all to 00 purpose; tbey persisted, which
prompted that gentleman to run to his house
plor en ax. Returning, he inflicted a blow
I upon tbe bead of one of them .named Clias.
Ellison, which stretched bim on the ground
insensible. In an bour or so after be re
I gained animation sufficient to walk into the
i city and place himself in the bands of a
i physician, who dressed his wounds. ,
j Jail Statistics. Jonte Horsfall, the jailor
of Newport, informed us yesterday that there
I were four men only confined in Jail, and tbat
i there was but one woman in the Pnuper
j bouse. ' (
I IhCoRREOT -r-Tbe impression that the ma
. iiicipal elections take place 'on Saturday of
I this week, is incorrect. Tbey will not occur
I until the first Monduy in March next. . , ,
CiRvWiT Court. The proceedings of the
Circuit Court oa Saturday were chiefly pres-
: exutioes nr illegal voting, ine cases tru-a
; were H. D. TbotuHS, Samuel CindWll, J. N.
. Rnntaiiu and Julio MoAadrewa, each of
wbm were fouud guilty as rhnrged la (tie
indictment. , They were fined (50 and cons.
Diiuiel Finn, cbarged with onelfticting the
polls so as to prevent men from voting, wag
dUmUaed. -..-.. -... .. -- .. ....
Will Soon RanUMf.. We are advised by
George ,W. Ball that his founder which
gives m ploy incut to aTwut 150 tueu, and
which bag liern idle during tbe holiday,
will le time business 011 Wednesday next.
1 he publw tubuvla will ieuutt ou the aaut-s
'. .The Exciting TimeCosiino. On Stur,Uy
of the-pit.-eut veek, lue election fur city
cffiitrHwill tnke pla-e. ' We are iu Igao
leme as to who the tai.did.iua are, but we
will rUL'iM'St I" tliflll. if tbi-V iio-iro to lie
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Horrible Murder and Scicina in Pinn
bylvania. In tho village of Temperauce
ville, adjoining West rittsburg, a German,
known us Dr. Breitlancb, aVout noon ma
Friday, killed his wife in tho most brutal
manner, in a fit of passion, and immediately
thereafter killed himself.
Great Scfferino at Romk. Letters from
Italy report that the mass of the population,
of Home is now suffering great privations,
owing to the high price ot bread, and that
expedients of all kinds are being adopted by
public and private charity to supply food for
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LATEST BY TELEGRAPH.
Wreck of a Slaver.
New York, December 30. By the arrival
of tbe steamer Carnak from Nassau, N. PM
on the 24th iust., we have accounts of the
wreck of the American ship America on
Cape Lobos, with 500 Africans on board,
destined lor Cuba. The ship was com
manded by Cant. Chas. Brown, who, with
his crew, seized upon the schooner Lily, of
NaFsau, and compelled her master to render
assistance. The captain of the Lily has tes
tified before a police magistrate as follows:
"The wreck lay about fourteen miles from
the light-house; she was a ship of apparently
about 600 or 600 tuns, and from here! landed
about 600 slaves on Cape Lobos. Tbe cap
tain cave me up the wreck, saying that I
could do what 1 liked wi(h it, but gave me
no money. I saved some of the rigging and
copper from the ship. He made me land the
slaves, nd I had no option; I waa there
turee uays arter trying 10 save tne rigging.
"Before I saved the rigging, the Captain
made me take him and three of his hands to
Nuevitog- Light-house, Cuba, where tbey
landed for about two hours, and returned,
with me to Cape Lobos on Weainesdny week.
A brig arrived four days afterward from the
.direction of Cuba, aud took off the slaves
MJiTnetljtttely. Some of them, were in a de
plorable condition, and eleven died while on
the Cape, although they had- plenty of rice,
molasses and water aud a little salt beef.
Tbe Captain and crew, abcut thirty-six in
number, of the slaver, ueed no violence
toward me, although tbey were all armed
with six-barreled revolvers and a Bowie
knife on each side. They gave me no
Tbe Guardian says a detachment of. sixty
soldiers was dispatched by the Governor to
Cape Lobos, on the 18t&, jirl the slaves had.
been carried to Cuba, as well as the ofliuera
of tbe-sbip, by tho brig.
A project is on foot at Nassau to-light that
city with gas. capitalists in New York City
having agreed to interest themsolves in tho
Secession in Missonrl.
St. Louis, December 30. A special dis
patch to the KepKitliean, from Jefferson City,
states that Mr. Cooper, Commissioner-from
Alabama, made a. strong secession speech,
last Dight, in the hall of House bf Repre
sentatives. He did not believe, in a cora
ntercial or industrial point of view, that the
Southern Status would ba losers in ease of a
disruption o the governaient. ' lie said the
South did aet desire to reopen the African
slave-trade. His remarks were occasionally
A meeting was than, held ia the Senate
Chambes, to consider the suggestion of Mr.
On saotion of Mi. Parsons, tbe late Lieu
tenant Governor, John Uyer, Senator from
Dent, took tbe Chair.
Mr. Persona further moved that Col.
Ballou, ot benton, be Secretary. - '"
' Colonel Ballou declined. He could not
approve any measure, tending to secession.
He would'stay in the Union until he wai
forced out of it. There was yet hope that
matters mght be amicably adjusted.
A resolution was adopted, stating that
during the coming session the Legislature
woultf express opinions officially upon tbe
questions now distracting the TJniun, and
furuibh tbe Governor of Alabama with a
copy of such resolution on tbe subject as
tbe General Assembly may adopt.
The Assembly meets to-morrovr.
Major Harris, General Price aud Colonel
Ballou are the most prominent candidates
for tbe Speakership, but it is considered
doubtlul whether either can be elected.
The Ktiublican urges that no Secessionist
should be elected bpeaker, but urges the
passage of an act at an early day of tbe ses
sion, calling a Convention of Commissioners
from tbe slave States, to meet at baltimara
to Btate explicitly the grievances apd agl
greesions of the Worth. . .
CharIiston, December 29. The Conven
tion tbig morning passed the ordinance
authorising tbe reception of bills of the
batiks of the State by Collectors of the porta;
provided none pf tbemv be below the par
value pf the Bank of South Carolina. The
Convention then adjourned till ten o'clock
on Sunday nioruiug.
... 1 he Committee on Constitution bave'pre
paied an ordinance commenting the powers
lately vented in Congress, transferring them
to tbe Genet id Assembly, except duriug tbe
existence of tbe Convention. These powers
are not to extend, without the direction of
tbe Convet tioa, to duties1 on imports, post
tifficta, declaration of war, treaties, confeder
acy, Ac. Tle ordinance concerning the
judicial powersof the United States Courts
ri vef ta those powers in the Courts of South
Carolina, as the General Assembly may di
rect. ' The Charleston City Court is to have
jurisdictsou in admiralty and maritime case.
and li ia cases of appeal when the mount
excet to $2,0(10. .
. In cases allectiog the public Mi uis ter, the
powers ere continued, the same as in the
United Stales (Jeurtg. I tie General Assem
bly is 10 appoint tbe judicial c dicers, t he
ae t of Cotigrew to provide more etlectualiy
lot the puuudinitmt of certain criruea, an
proved March 3, 18.15, is aulutiluted hy lh
Slate for all ollVruies which are subject to tl:e
HirisO'CMoD ol the courts of the v' ' -
WAsniNOTOH, December 30 The Secre
tary of the Treasury hag rofnaeft to accent
n w Af . 1. - l.l.l- C .1 c .... . r-
v, hj, uius mr vrd uvo-niiuion loan
which demanded more than 12 per cent, in
terest I thug less than $.,0un.roo are r
e-pted sra amount about sufficient, it la
sid, to pay tbe interest on the public debt
due on the lal of Jann.vry, . . . -
As it wag never stipulated or agmd by that
President tbat the troops should be with
drawn from the forte around Cliarlwrtrn har
bor, the Administration does not considor it
is under any obligation to do so. As to the rew
quest of the South Carolina CormnisBionerg,
for the restoration of military statue, thjg fa
considered by the larger portion of the Cabi
net as impossible.
Secretaries Floyd, Thompson and TTbomag,
who bold the constitutional right c se
cession, were seimrated on the South Carolina
question from tlreir Cabinet associates.
There was no positive decision at the
meeting yesterday, although the progpoct
rs certainly not favorable to the Commis
sioners, and this statement is strengthened
by the fact that yesterday Secretary Floyd
resigned his office.
It is said tbat SreretaTy Thompson would
also have resigned were it not that tbe In
vestigation pendinet, concerning the affairs
of the Interior Department, in connection
with the abstraction of the Indian Trust
Bonds aa invtetigarten which he asked fr'
tbe vindication of hu own honor and in
tegrity. The report prevails thM Secretary Thomas
has resigned, but this vwaulta frrra his iu
decisien as to wharther he shall' remain in
tbe Cabinet and hie generally-believed ear
nest sympathy with Secretary, Floyd.
New TteRK, Deceiaoer 30, The JTerolSt
Washington correspondent telegraphs tha
"WAsimoTON. December 29r The Cabi
net has just adjourned, after a protracted
session of six hours. The affairs at Charles- :
ton were- tne subject nnder consideration.
Secretary Floyd stated to the President, in
wriiing, that unless Major Anderson was
withdrawn from Fort Surapter, he conld not ;
remainln tfte Cabinet. Secretaries- Thomp
son and Thomas were understood to enter-
tain the same views, but the events to-day
chanced their minds swraewhat. The Presi-
dent determined, after full deliberation, not
to withdraw Major Andor3ofi, and Mr.
Floyd's resignation was therefbre accepted. 1
Among the persons named a Mr. F!rw,l
successor is Benjamin F. Butler, of Massa
chusetts, who hag been in condrlentiol con
sultation with the President for several
days. A serions division exists in the Cabi- ,
net and a break-up may, at almost any hour,
"Recent aud highly important intelligence ,
from the South, received by. the Government.
may precipitate the event.
,fThe Secreuwylof the Treasury has just re
ceived a di.opabcu from Charleston'; stating
1 io revenue cutter in tne port ol
Chatleston had been seized by the author!-
ties, and that the captain, who is native of
Charleston, baa resigned. This intelligence
was immediately communicated to the Cab- . .
inet. . '
"The Navy Department at two o'clock rev. '
ceived a dispatch from Lieutenant James P. , -Foster,
commanding the slaver L'onita, which
was carried' into Charleston, statinor that hia
prisoner, the Captain of the slaver, had been "
taken before a State Judge by a writ of
habea corpus, tbat theIudge remanded the
prisoner to hie custody on the ground that
he had no jurisdiction, and that on his way
to the lio'mta with his prisoner, ha had hnn
taken by force from hisenstody by a mob."
Fanny Fern Jubilant Over Sleigh-rides.
A sleiela-ride t some oe-then exclaims. '
with a. shrug of the shoulders, as be draws '
neap the little black grating in the wall,
which registers tbe household heat, A
Blelgh.ride what pleasure can there be in
thtti roor thing, be never lived in the part
of the country you were raised, and whore
sleighing was as much ar institution as win-'
les itself t your anger changes to pity, as you.
think of his misspent life.. What pleasure? 1
Good gracious I Six steaming, spas king 1
horses and a driver, furrv as a Dolar bear. '
his nose just visible above the dasher. Two
or three doien merry girls and boys, muffled,
to their eyes, stowed away with the hot
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urica unuer toe uuiiaioes.
The amicable fie lit of nairs of lovers for
the eoveted " back-seat," where are no curi- -ous
eyes to overlook the young man who,
tying his lady-love's tippet ijitder her ohin,
ties his heart in with it; orMuckincr tha-
dyutl'alo-robe closer about her shoulders, for
got to remove 111s arm alter the operation. .
cat pleasure, wuu tne warm blood tingl
ing in jchecks beneath eyes that flash, like
diamonds; what pleasure,, when snow- .
powdered trees, fences and house), fly past
like luaeic to the merry sound of musical
bells spelt with and without an e. .
: What pleasure, when tbe country inn in
reached, where your supper was bespoke the
day before, ami rolling out of-your manifold
wrappers, yoa lilt to your Hps loaming
glasses of hot "mulled wine," of which Netr .
York knows not the recipe, and which L too,
having forgotten, wish somebody would tell
me. - - j
What pleasure, when we gather round tha'
table, laughing at each other's rosy faces,
and disct)?s oysters and fowl,- and more,
"mullet wine," till bones and empty glasses
alone remain; and the waiter having cleared
away the table, we have a good old fashioned
"blludmnn's buff,"', or an unceremonious,
dance in our comfortable, winter dresses.
What pleasure, whea after being de
liriously warmed and fid, we pile iaito th
slitigh again, nestling close to she one wa
like best, and telling the driver to go the -longest
way home, look up at stars tbat .
pever gleamed so brightly, and defy fata
ever to make us sjicd a tear for any thing.
What pleasure, indeed? Humph Ask :
some steady, well-to-do fathers of families I
could name, but won't, and see if tbeir eyea
dou't twinkle, spite of their "responsibili
ties" and "lue panic." t . ,4
Remarkable Fish—Piscatorial Choristers.
The river Plate swarms with fish, and is
the habitat of one possessed of a very soirbr- '
ous voice, like that found in tbe river -Borneo,
tbe account of which is quoted by
Dr. Buist, from the Journal of the humor aruj.
During the years-1845-6, H. M. S. i'ayle -was
stationed in the river Plate, and auchored
about three miles from Montevideo, -with an
occasional changs a little higher up the
s1 ream, or lower down, as far as Maldouado.
During my service oa board of that ehiri I "'
have often heard a loud piscatory chorus
during the night. My cabin waa in the after
part of. the guu-room; and when lying in bed
with the ''scuttle'' open (a small window ,
about six feet from the surfaoh ot the river), - -I
have listened with pleasure and curiosity
to tbe loud sounds proceeding from these
creatures as they roamed in numbers round , '
the ship. ' .
Tbe noise they made was at times very
loud and close at hand, and seemed to pro
ceed from many voices receding now and
then, and becoming lost in tbe distance aud
again returning. At other times, as far as
I could judge, a solitary voice was heard,
and then a lew together. There was little -variation
in tbe sound, which was of a deep, -
tone, more like the rumbliag of a drum or -organ...
than any tbinjf else. Nevertheless, k
whether it waafancy or not, there was some 1
thing pleasing,' and even musical, in the
sounds ta they became slowly or suddenly' '
distant or near, with the retreat or approach
ol the band.. . . ' ' ' '
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'Slabs of Slat as Blackboards. -Two)
School houses, recently erected at bftniror)
tie., aie furnjebed with slabs of Picataiaigi
glate, six fet long and three wide, in pUc.
of blai.oaidA The building ate covered, -..
also, with suae from Piscataquis Couuty.
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; Carl Formes to Retpsn to fionops
Carl Forme, who has little cause to be st--irhed
with his present War in the -United'
States, intend to return' to Knland next ;
month, having made an engagement lo lng 1 -iu
lutlaan Opel a at the Coveul (kirdrn Th bar
ter, Londou . - 1 -' " ' '
A Sauiia Ysfe-sL in Tbui'bi.s. The ,
Tut Visb UovercTJUettt has ittocm 'I Murd ii 1 '
res el, rt,,ut tieuua, 4tu,dod witu urn-1 . i
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