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? Senate.
Several memorials and petitions were
presented by Messrs. Sswabd, Mobton,
f ^ ^ - JL "
Fish, and others, and referred to the ap
propriate Committees.
#r. Welleb offered and read a petition
of M*- Stanly, the artist, asking Congress
to. purchase his portraits of the chiefs of
Indian tribes "which for the last year, had
been on exhibition at the Smithsonian In
stitution. Mr. W. was in favor of the pe
tition, and it was referred to the Committee
on Military Affairs.
>Ir. Cass introduced in resolution calling
for information, if there was any in the De
partment of State, respecting the establish
xnent of a new British colony in Central
Mb. Toucby called up a biill, granting a
Pension of $140 per annum to Avory
Dewner, formerly a Surgeon in the U. S.
Army, and served in the Revolutionary war.
Opposed by Me. Hale on the ground
tlmt it had never been proved that he was
a surgeon in the army.
After discussion the bill passed on a di
vision. Yeas 36, Nays 3.
On motion of Mr. Brooke, a house bill
to provide for the re-sarvey of the Missis
sippi lands, where the office of Surveyor
General and land offices had been abolished,
was taken up and passed.
On motion, the Senate went into Execu
tif? sesssion, and after a short time spent
there adjourned.
House of Representatives.
A AVm? Member.
Mr. Lorenzo Sabine, elected to fill the
vacancy occasioned by the death of Hon.
Benjamin Thompson, of Massachusetts, ap
peared and being duly qualified took his
Remission of Duties.
Mr. Hart, by unanimous consent, intro
duced a resolution discharging the Commit
tee of the Whole from the further considera
tion of the bill to remit the duties on certain
goods destroyed by fire in the city of New
Qork, and referring the same to the Com
mittee on Commerce.
The resolution, after some debate was
laid upon the table.
Reports of Committees.
The House then resumed the considera
tion of the resolution introduced yesterday
by Mr. Harbis, prescribing the manner in
which the standing committees shall make
their reports.
The resolution having been slightly modi
fied, tellers were ordered on the passage of
the resolution ; when no quorum voted.
After various calls of the roll and unsuc
cessful efforts to proceed with business,
thsre being but a thin attendance of mem
The House, at quarter befere two, ad
To Our Subscribers.
We regret to be compelled so often to ask
the indulgence of our readers and subscri
It will be seen that much of the reading
mrftter which appeared in yesterday's num
ber, appear again to-day. We are sure that
all wiH excuse us, wben they are informed
that the efforts we have made to bring out
the paper early in the evening have been
baffled. To enable us to reach our subscri
bers during the evening, we are under the
necessity of reprinting some of the pieces;
as we have to cart the form a great distance
ts the press. Thi s difficulty will be removed
in a day or two, and the paper issued with
regularity, an*l delivered punctually. As
soon as this is accomplished, we shall begin
the telegraphic despatches, having made
arrangements to obtain them regularly and
correctly, from a correspondent who is cor
rect in his reports. We are at work, deter
mined, if possible, to establish a paper in
Washington to advocate our local interests,
and if a little indulgence is granted us iu
the beginning, we feel certain of success.
There is a strolling company of
singers calling themselves 14 Pierce's Min
strels," concerting it in the swamps of New
Jersey. Between this and the 4th of March
nexV there will be an inumerable troupe
cloiming to belong to the same band, and
desirous of piping the same tune.
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yy There are eight colleges under ^the
supervision of the Methodist Church, with
property and funds to the amount of $494,
063. The oldest of them, at Middletown,
was founded in 1830. There are 46 acade
mies and seminaries. In 29 of these there
are 4,986 students? sn average of 178 each.
A free person of color cannot pur
chase a glass of liquor, in North Carolina.
The law forbids it.
BAttmoms, Dec. 27.
OiiTLini: I observe with pleasure
that a new Star has appeared to shed its'
lustre in the latitude of Washington. May
its career be as brilliant and its duration as
permanent an Venus hersslf. ?
Your decidedly neat and tasteful little
: . 4 ? ; ?" " : ? ? - , ; *? 'T - { r? <; r
u Evening Star" has, since its addition to
the galaxy appeared before the range of my
telescopic observations several times of
late. There is evidence of healthfulness in
its atmosphere, and indications that its or
bit is judiciously planned. Speaking, not
in figures, but in plain unmistakable lan
guage. I am right glad to see that a jour
nal has appeared in Washington to fill the
void occasioned by the stopping of the Tele
graph. Your city, and more especially
t i ? ? ; 1 j "f ?* J * * * * ; |?j{ | -\
your citizens, require an afternoon paper
such as the Star is and will be made. Noth
g certainly could be more welcome to the
inhabitants of Washington, and of the en
tire District, than a daily evening visiter
like the "Star," freighted at all time with
choice reading and the latest news. It is
one of those companions that never wears
out its welcome. Each day it comes with
a fresh supply of intelligence, creating a
zest for more, and never wearing out
its welcome. Such is the character of a
good newspaper.
An editor or conductor of a daily journal,
as you are aware, has, and will have, under
the most favorable circumstances, difficul
ties to encounter. In the first place, his
I 1 *
life is a laborious one; and in the second, he
has a multitude of conflicting tastes to
please. To be successful, I knew not that
he can be governed by a better maxim than
the cne promulgated by Davy Crocket?"be
I sure you're right, and go ahead." A strict
adherence to principle, with determined
unshaken independence, are the ingredients
of success in editorial life. Strive to avoid
offence, swerve not from the path of moral
rectitude, and adhere to the eternal princi
ple of truth. In this, and in no other path,
can you act as you should act?" without
fear or favor." With such appliances as
the main-spring of the " Evening Star," it
is destined to have a bright career.
Permit me, further, as I am venturing
upon advice, to say, avoid politics. The
subject is old, stale, exhausted, and un
interesting. Again, it is circumscribed and
partial. Whilst a politician makes friends
on one side, he creates enemies on the other.
The policy for an independent paper is to
I deal justly with all, work for all, please all.'
Avoid a repetition of old news and twice
told tales. Emulate all that is good, and
improve upon the best. Let, if possible,
the Star shed its lustre upon paths^that
have not yet been illuminated, and add a
brighter light to those which are already
brilliant. Give to your readers something
good, which tiny have not seen and cannot
see except in the little twiukler over which
you preside.
As regards freshness of news and intel
lectuality, imitate, as much as possible,
the freshness, virgin purity, and beauty
of that geni of the firmament whose
name you have assumed. She has been un
wavering since the morning stars sang to
gether. Though years and thousands of
years have rolled into the great ocean of
eternity since first her glory was displayed
in the Heavens, still she seems fresh in the
spring-time of youth as each return affords
a new theme of admiration.
It will be my pleasure to give you an oc
casional letter from Baltimore, writing what
ever may be deemed of interest. My pur
pose, at present, is merely to offer congra
tulations, with hopes for your future success,
and a few words of advice resulting from
experience. Yours, MARS.
Henry Kirk Brown, has nearly
completed a colossal statue of De Witt Clin
ton, in bronze to be placed in Greenwood
Cemetry ; and he has a commission to exe
cute an equestrian statue of Washington, in
bronze, at a cost of thirty or forty thousand
dollars, to be placed in or near Union
Jgjip* We learn from the Boston Atlas
that Jason Clapp & Son, of Pittsfield, are
making the carriage to be presented to the
President elect. It is. to be a superbly fitted
[Finn the Kew Orleans Delta.]
A Night in London.
, It wmsin tie fail 0f 18?, that the ship
?to which I belonged, after a voyige of four
months in the northern Atlantic, hove in
sight of the Scilly Islands, and as we were
bound for London, shaped our course up the
channel, and in a few days, were anchored
m the Downs. Having been short of pro
visions for sometime back, we were obliged
to stop to replenish. The next day, how
ever, we were towed up the river, and en
i f i *
tered the Commercial Dock on the 28th of
October, 18?. It was a grand sight to me,
for I had never been in London, and the
city seemed like the world in comparison to
my bumble village in the west of England.
We were to be paid off on the morrow; and
I determined as soon as I was at liberty t*
take a stroll and see some of the sight*
about which I had so often heard. At twelve
the next day, all hands proceeded to the
office in London Hall street, and received,
severally, the amounts due them. There
i were just ten pounds ooming to me, and I
! started off to see how I could best make it
I conducive to my pleasure. I had been
strolling around for some time, looking at
the Tower, and other places of note, and
finally walked into one of the parks, to see
what I could see of the London fashions.
I was leaning against a tree, watching a
party which attracted my attention, when I
was suddenly accosted by a female, ap
parently about eighteen or twenty, neatly
dressed, and with an expression which,
though pleasing, seemed somewhat sad.
''What is it you wish, my good lady?"
said I.
She looked at me a moment, and said:
44 You are a sailor, I suppose?"
44 Yes."
44 How long have been in London ?"
441 arrived yesterday."
44 Have you been here before ?"
44 Never."
44 Well, then, perhaps I can be of some
assistance to you. Suppose we take a cab
and drive out to Vauxhallthis evening ?"
I hesitated for a moment; for I thought
to myself, she no doubt thinks I have plen
ty of money, and wishes to obtain a share.
But then, again I thought it makes no dif
ference; I'll spend it anyhow, and con
She called a cab, and in a short time we
were at Vauxhall. I pulled out purse to
pay the driver, when she anticipated me
and said : 11
44 Never mind, sir, I have plenty. Be
sides 1 invited you here ; therefore I bear
all expenses."
I was astonished; for I had never doubt
ed but that my money was the principal
attraction; and I was puzzled to think
what could be her object.
After ordering some refreshments, of
| which she ate and drank very little, but
which she insisted upon paying for, we
strolled around the garden, listening to the
music, until towards evening, when I re
marked it would be best to return.
44 Yes, it will soo^ be dark," said she,
and we had better go. But you are a
stranger in London, and it would be folly
for you to look for a hotel to-night?and
besides, it would be ungenerous in me
to allow you to. I reside in street;
and if you will accept of a room in my
house, you will be perfectly welcome; and
my husband who is fond of company, will
be glad to see you."
While hesitating she called a cab, ail?
half forced me in.
When the cab stopped we got out, and I
found myself in a narrow street, dimly
lighted, before a large brick house, with
iron railings in fiont. She opened the
door and asked me to sit down a moment,
when she went in a room close by, and re
turned almost immediately and said : "My
husband has retired; I'll introduce you
to him in the morning. Hefe is a light sir
?take the room at the head of the stairs?
good night!"
I went up stairs to the room she had
pointed out, opened the door and went in.
It was furnished, you might say, richly;
the bed stood in the further corner, with
blue damask curtains in front. I undressed
quickly, as I was somewhat tired by my
day's adventures. I then walked np to the
bed, drew aside the curtains, and there lay
a man weltering in his blood, with bis throat
cut from ear to ear ! It would be in vain
to attempt to describe my feelings. I im
mediately dressed myself, with a presence
of mind which I have never been able to ac
count for. I then tried to open the door,
which, to my horror, I found was locked.
Glancing around the room, my eye fell upon
the irons in the fire-place. I snatched one
i up, and with one stroke, broke the lock and
opened the door. Bunning down the stairs
I found the front door fastened also. Hav
ing nothing to break the lock with, I darted
into the first room I came to, and jumped
from the window into an alley on the side
of the house, and I had merely time to con
ceal myself, when I heard the people round
crying murder, and saw the very woman
that I^eame with, followed by several of the
police, enter the house, thinking, no doubt,
she would find me. T left, as soon as the
crowd gathered round, and passed out un-"
The next morning I was reading the pa
per, and almost the first thing which attract
ed my attention was a notice of a bloody
murder in street, with the reward of
fifty pounds for the apprehension of the
murderer. It went further, and, in the
description of the supposed person, des
cribed me better than I could have done
myself?even to the manner in which I wore
my beard. The first barber's shop received
that gratis ; aud, on changing my clothing,
which was also minutely described, I went
down to the docks, and the barque be
ing a hand short, I shipped in her for New
York, and have never since, nor ever wish,
to spend another night in London.
Yours, etc., M.
The statue of Thomas Jefferson, the
second in Crawford's monumental group,
has been cast in the Royal Foundry in Mu
3*9^ The Mobile Daily Advertiser thus
announces the appearance of Lola Montes in
that city:
Lola Montes, the danseuse, the politician,
and theologian ; the terror of the Jesuits,
the favorite of an Emperor, and the cyno
sure of all eyes, will make her.first appear
ance on the Mobile stage to-morrow evening.
Who wul not go ? For ourselves, years
have passed since we beheld the fair lady;
then, she was comparatively unknown, now,
she is world famed ; er<jo, we cannot (if eveu
we wished to) resist the temptation of once
more seeing and judging, both of the beauty
and ability of the much be-praised and
much be-ligned Countess; already we are
impatient?wonder if our readers are the
same ?
t&T A habit just imported from Russia
has made its appearance in lxaris, and consists
of smoking tea in cigarritos, instead of to
bacco. All the fashionables of the clubs
have adopted the new fashion. The gov
ernment intends taxing the tea dealers, to
prevent the loss of the regie.
Female Occupation.?Women in the mid
dle rank are brought up with the idea that
if they engage in some occupations, they
shall lose 44 their position in society." Sup
pose it to be so; surely it is wiser to quit a
position we cannot honestly maintain, than
to live dependent upon the bounty and ca
price of others ; better to labor with our
hands than eat the bread of idleness; or
submit to feel that we must not give utter
ance to our real opinions, or express our
houest indignation at being required to act
a base unworthy part. And in all cases,
however situated, every female ought to
learn how all household affairs are managed,
were it only for the purpose of being able
to direct others. There cannot be any dis
grace in learning how to make the bread we
eat, to cook our dinners, to mend our clothes,
or even to clean the house. Better to be
found busily engaged in removing the dust
from the furniture, than to lei it accumulate
there until a visitor leaves palpable traces
where his hat or arm have been laid upon a
On Thursday, the 16th instant, by the Rev. Wm. IT.
Beuee, J. JEFFERSON, son of Wm. G. W. White, of
Washington, to Miss E. C. SMITH, of Monmouth
county, New Jersey.
On Saturday morning last, at the residence of her
husband, Mr. Geo. M. Kenuall, Mrs. CIIAhLOTTE
6. KENDALL, aged 52 years and seven months.
fin 20th instant, of scarlet ferrr, Jackquellixe P.,
second daughter of Wm. and Mary As.n McPeak, aged
seven years.
House and Sign Fainter and Glazier,
"P ESfiOl'U'LLY informs his friends and th<* pub
i"L lie Rene rally, that he is prepared to ex-cute
work in his prufe^ion as punctually ant at asr?-a.
sonable rates as it can be ik>ne in Wa>hin;rton.
Orders left at his room on Louisiana avenue, b??
tween 6th a^d 7th sts., or at his residence on C
street, rear of his room, will receive prompt atten
tion. dec 14
A positive cure for Coughs, Colds, Ashthma.
aud all diseases of the chest and lungs. A rimrle bot
tle will prove its efficacy. Prepared by Dr. G. Hast
ings, London. Price ?1 per bottle. Sold by
Chemist and Druggist, cor. Oth and II sta.
dec lfi?eo2w
WRITING Desks. Ladies Work Boxes
Gentlemen's Shaving Cases
Eight-day Clocks, a superior article
Porte Monaies. Bird Cag? s, 4c. received and for
sale low at the 7th street Fancy Store, 2d below E.
dec 23?3t A. LAMM ON D.
One ca^ of Madame Son Lag Button Gaiters for
Also, Ladies' Half Gaiters
And for s?l? by IlAK?'W A GRIFFIN.
Penn. avenue, bet. 9th and loth str?*et?,
dee 16 next door to W. Harpor k Co
Mrs. choate is ever ready to wait
upon the Ladi?s of Washington and vicinity.
Her BONNF.T? are equal to any in tbv cit*. The
Ladies would do well to call. dec 16
LlS^Sr^club"' *?
Wixes?Madeira*, aaretg, ChMnMra#fc Cv
x^tZCmaW- Mar*KWm'- ?oy?u. Biu
*?? aim.?5-Lond<"' Brt,w? *?** ??><! E?r
Cigars?A variety of brands.
'l'SSrLwp()^ty <? ?"?>?? ?m r^Mh.
as l?re*kf:?st Tens, Souchong, Poncbonr p,v?
1 """* u->son'tc-iu ??*???. Vk-ul
SlC."rroBr0,?' W' CrU,U)' Gmrf
Coffee?Mocha, .7?v?. Maraeabo. Rio, *c.
ChwM"> '"?"?<??, ??kh,
IlAMs-Rest.Ami riean arid Wertphalfa.
defl6^l2t Vs Wonc*!T}K-sl"" Sauce.-%*
J\fT ^ frrin thA manufactory of W Whlt
0 ney, .Newark. Now Jrm v. ^formerly of a,* city,)
1 ca."* ot Opera Ri? ts
1 ca<e Coi?<rre*s Ofit->rs
1 esse L'uum Sho-s. a new article; and
One case <?; ford Shoe*
Knr1 Tl?f H^Coogrtos Gaiter. and Cnion shoe.
*'>rsaleby J?HI\\ini?.
? detf FaslnonableJJrnt Maker RrownsIIoM.
elegant furniture and houseTfijju
T'HK SCRSCR1KKR has constantly on hand at hit
i. h urnisbmg \V are Rooms a laree and w?-H \
a.sonment of Furniture, China, Glass*ar , Co.. cJJS
Rosewood. Walnut, and Mahogany Sofas
Ar"'1 iain,-r?.,! .^"i-Chaift.fiiii!<htd iu Brocatclle
l'lush, and IlairC oth ?
Walnut, a d Mali parr full
1 DrPSN,n- WardroVs. \\ a^h >t?, ...
r^Vr'^' *eaUwr B i,Hlr MU't Shuck MaUravfe
Gold Hand Dinner and Dessert Setts. richly d?vn
French China Tea ware. flower C, r?.
Silver Plated Cantor*, S,?ons. Ladle*. V,rkZlr
In short. > is stock i*inhr>i<?? ALL tlmt i< nv.r'.i
namental in the 1101'SK-H'i: n Imii \r11 [ or*
pm,th,t cannotm,l pU,. ??- M l ?
kn-^T> CrW)U K' UT *** """* ?r r
dac l6~ __ JAMK.< <\ VhM IML
TMIE SUBSCRIBER would res|H-<-tfullv rail the a'ten.
1 n.n of ih.uiIhts ..f C..ntT.-?.
the city, and the public- generally, to hi> lnr-* h?oP.
ment of BOOTS a.M> SHtlKS ?n b?nd . f "hi.
uiniiHtaoture. al o tn.tn the m ^teel |,rat?! bo t-n,?k^r?
ot New \oik. Newark. IM.iUdeipina h.kI Haititu^
eooM-tiujr Ot (luilted luttoiu. ttirk sde. and doub . -.0|J
Roots for winter wear: alsoO,rra and llivs? R.k>i? |{?t.
tuned traitors n itcut<\niL'r?>s t.,K?t?, lMa?h?d ai!or?
tilaze >b?M.s. French Wm,km-Sli.es. P.-ris l>mnp?.T<*f.
et Mi|i|M*rs. Ltlt skin and Goiu Sh<>e>; also youlitu *|lti
servant s lk?t.ts and M:ocs. and Slii.twrs of oven d*.
senption. J
To my old customers I would say. that I am fullr
prepared to make work of every kind to order *t the
shortest notice of the very he>t material and bv th?>
best workmen in a style whi- b cnunot l?e surpa>?ed bv
any similar establishment in 1lii? or any other rit'r
in the I nion. All measured work warranted to fit
1 lease call and examine for yourselves at the KHsbiwn
able Root and Shoe Store, Brown's Marble Hotel
- iT J _ FHshinahle R??ot Maker.
i???ra, and others will plea*, n.iti.r that tb*
suhscrilters have removed to their new store. (si mi of
the Oolden Ka^le.) three door> went of the one tbry
formerly occupied. an<l have oj?>ned an ass irtuient ?"f
superior Gold Watches. Dinnoml. and other ticbJeael
ry, Mlver W ar^-, which, Ibr liiirtieMi of quiiity, ittit,
and cheapness, i* not surpassed iu this country.'
atches, Chronometers. Ac. repairt?d with the utmmt
c?e- M. \V. (JALT I RRo.
Sign of the Oolden Kairle. I'enn. av?.
d**1 between Mth and loth ?u.
2it half-chesta fine family lea
80 boxes raisins
1 bale almonds
1 do waluuts
2 l*>xes \V. nek candy
4 cases finger
'1 frails dates
4 bags ground nut?
1W b?JXes sardines
'lb ke^rs family butter
1 barrel j i' kles
I> l?ox?-s do
V.j Uixes sealed herring
125 sugar cured hams
oOlwjpi buckwheat flour
2ud< zca brooms
5 do whim's
'2 do Manilla mats
IU do Ilttur bucket?
o do waOil*>ards
4 ? o buckets
barrel** crushed su^ar
20 box- * star< h
_declfi-3t WILLIAM OR VS.
White Flali, Ac.
hols, small No. .'i Mackerel
10 bbls. No. 1 Mackerel
10 % bbls. No. 1 do
20 kitts No. 1 Marker* 1. expressly for facii!j uh
1 do fine family Sainton
2,500 lbs tirand Riiiik t>v:fivh
50 boxes No. 1 Scaled Herrings
8 y? bt?ls. White fish
8 '/4-bbl?. do
2.r? btds. Connecticut Herrings
Just received and for sale by
dec 16 SAMUEL RACOV * 00.
TTrE have this day received the fallow is t'? whi fc
f f we call the attention ot^our friend*, our cu>U>ciwi>,
and the public generally :
10 pieces Tabic Damask, all grades
50 dozen Table Napkius. al? pricef
125 do Towels, fr< in ll'Vo cents up
7-j pi?-ccs all widths M.e, timzs, v< rj cheap
50 do pillow case Cotton^
tOO do Bleached Cottous, all prk> s ami ruakea
5(H> do fancy Prints, ail ^rad-s
20 do black Alpacas, to h-11 at twelve ce?U
20 do black INints, to <-ell at ? '4
75 do heavy fulled Oloths, I<.r vervaiit*
75 do plaid country LinseyF
250 do Mousselinesde Laioel'J1^ rent"
d'NJ do Mouseelines de Lai tic, 1^/^ au,l
100 do Penty plaid Oittons
100 do heavy Osnaburgs
l<t? Linen Tah!e-cloths. I>le?cl "l a'i! ) na n
25 pieces Huckaback, for toaeJ.iL^s, 4c.
50 do b*st Russia l>i?|<ers.
"With a full, general, and couiph-te arSf>rtui? rit cf ?
kinds of Dry Goods. YhliBV A MILLhR.
Corner #f 7th street aud Peon, avenue,
dec 16 Mis- PwlwttV new MMmf.
as Welch Scnfi-|>i, Sax??ny, I'erun an<J 1U 4 ?i ?
aometliing entirely n-w ?n I superior f? r l?di- * ?'?
inps, with a larirc stork of low pri'^J whit* ar< r
lorod: also the varioas shades of J>ark Hnnnel, at tL'
new Drv Go?jds St? re of ??*iirv
,1^ 16 P,.?ij av. U-tne-n Mfe ?nd 10th sts
CHt\zK\S AN!) S1RANGKRH 10 wan
Tf tine RLADV MAI'fc CL OlllNG .re in
vited to call -t NOAH WALKKR * O/t. Branch
Stow, Br wn's Buildings, where
tierlaiuiuir to a weJl-aseorU-d st'K k o? >ine he?d> Maa
t'lothinir gotten upexpreaaly 1 r tbu. store >a tbr he >
- .1 ubich r?n l?* Md?l b?w?-r th?a .?*
tbi^r ?? h.. ^? r>
to lL .'sL' Mud bVwbtf Ibi. do.bi.., C.U
f Jumilie an<l l? eowiBOeJ of Umr .u|?n...??..?t W.f
ble Hall Clothing Lm|K>nuui, Broa u ? Alaroie BuiW
iDp g^A^HiteSS itin i?hing Gr?-j?. lr
|3 rr.T article.;?t re-tired. W. T. t> A. e.

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