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LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. The Coc.icilh ?Board of Aldermtn.?Th? Bo^dmet at the usual hour, the President (Mr. iii 11.) in the chair. Mr Fitipatrick introduced a bill for the re lief of Margaret Tilghman: referred to the committee on claims Also, a joint resol uti on providing that the two next meetings of the Washington Councils shall be en the first and last Tuesday of Janu ary next, passed. Petitions of J. A. Montrose, Henry W Fur gerson and Jno. W. Young, for the'remission of fines, wore presented and referred Mr. Pepper introduced a bill appropria-injr $200 for the burial cf the out door poor or Washington city. Mr. Pepper explained that the law called for this appropriation, the amount heretofore appropriated for it being exhausted: bill passed. ' Mr Houston introduced a bill appropriating $16i, to pay the balance due for the new suc tion of the Columbia Fire Co.; reierred to the committee on the fire department The Chair laid before the Board a comrau "ica I.?.n fr.om z. Richards, Secretary, sayiDg that the American Educational Association are about to bold a convention here, and ask irg to have some provision made for the eu tertainment of ifs members; laid on the table . Pepper introduced a resolution direct ing the committee on police to bring in a bill authorizing the Mayor to appoint an inspoctor ot gas. Mr. Pearson introduced a bill for the rolief ofEliaa E. Barnes (appropriating $70;) bill was passed. Mr. Pearson offered a joint resolution in st ucang the committee representing the in terest ot the corporation to H,ge on Congress the propriety of removing certain obstructions across sixth street West; bill passed. Mr. Peppe, reported back from .he improve ments committee, the bill naming an alley in square 494, oetween 4i street to sixth street tiI' .ent ?tr?et without amendment; passed ?*a ? being then taken up appropriating $<50 to be refunded to John Mcdarvey who did not obtain a license for a tavern which ho asked. Mr. Clark explained the provision of this bill; which pa?eed. The bill from the lower board for the cen Struction of a new Northern Liberties engine and school house. in one building, (appropriat ID8 *5,000) was then taken up; bill passed. Also, a lower board's bill making an appro priation for cleaning alleys and gutters in the second W ard; passed. Also, a .-imilar bill for the payment of $J2? paving tax in front of publio school hoa<e ? pa red. Alio, a similar bill for additional salaries to the commissioners of the canal; referred to t le committee on finance. Also, a bill increasing the salaries of police. Mr. Bayly moved to make the salary of the depot police officer $400, and that of the othe e $700. instead of $300 and $600 as the bill pro posed ; bi?i and amendment referred to the police oommittee. Also, the bill to increase the salary of the market master of the Centre Market to $600. the old market master being paid but $4itO Mr. Evans urged that the bill be put on its r contonuing that the dutiw now were more onerous than heretofore. Mr B yly argued that the present pay is amply sufficient, the market master beino- em ployed but three days in the wsek. -. Alr ,9,,/k .he,d tLat if lhi3 bill were pasied it would be just to increase the pay of the a* sistant market master. ^r- Bayly trusted that such an amendment would be made, as otherwise it wa* not prob able that he would bo taken care of by the other Board. ?, Mr Clark moved an amendment, to increase the salary of the assi-;ant to $300 Mr. E\ans and Mr. Pepper opposed this proposition as an amendment to the bill - not agreed to-yeas 4, nays 4; as follows : ' Clark" BaylJ' Reed' Fitipatrick, and ^Kays?Messrs Evans, Pepper; Pearson, and tiCv ' r J by Mr Bayly to refer this bill to tho c .-uttee on finance; agreed to?yeas 5, nay 3 * The bill returned form the lower Board amended for paving the south bide of square was ther taken up, and referred to the improvement committee. i ^ itmpat ricK offered a resolution terder lng the Loard a chamber to the American Educational Convention during the last week of this month ; passed. The petition of C. thultx was reported back by Mr . earson, from the committee on claims, unfavorably; laid on the table. Mt. Bayly reported back from the claims committee, the bill for the relief of John Con sidine; passed. Mr. Heed reported back from the committee on the fire department the bill for the relief of the Columbia fire company, (noted above ) passed. " The Board then adjourned until the first luesday in January. Common Counci'.?The President in the chair. Mr. Duccanson presented the petition of llenry Johnson; referred. Mr. Clements presented a letter from the commissioners of the third and fourth wards ? referred. ' Mr. Bamberger presented the petition of Harvey Lindeley and others ; referred Mr. Barr from the C mmittee of Ways and Means, reported the bill from the Board of Aldermen to authorize the temporary appoint ment of a board of appeals, without amend, uient. referred. Also, from the same committee, a joint reso ution authoring the collector to postpone the advertisement of the sale of property for taxes, and recommend that it do not pass; wnicti whs unanimously concurred in. Mr. Kuff, from same committee, reported an act authorizing the Mayor to pay for extra Jgf d?LC on tax-book, and appropriated v"m t if,51? much aa ma* b? necessary ? k- u i_aT18 remarked that the discus sion which tcok place in the Beard of Alder men last Monday had created the impression that the work in this office had been delayed in consequence of the late clerical change ? but he was prepared to show that such wai not the case. Ihe extra force was made ne cessary partly by the sickness of the gentle man who formerly held the office, who was absent from bis duty from the 6th of July and he new clerk did not enter on his duty until the l*th ot August. It had always been found necessary to emfloy extra clerical force at every general ats<*sment and it was mcro Le te?8ar> at this time than ever before Mr McCauley had often been asked the CHUee ot employing extra clerk hire, and Davis * a<W,|5Iieti tbe rca??n given by Mr. *as ?ton?hed that members sbtuid be continually making explanations. f Lej were rot sent here for that purpose He a.Kfi^0D t<>rif* t0 -a Privileg?d ques ItUflk m . r11 ?*P,?at,cn for a scurrilous ? aiUok-.n lact lies?u>ade by old, gray hai/ed* men published to the world what they * th^lh.r. J ? HV" bere to ret resent? he ILixu At ard and be intended to Jo so to b"1 bw abilities; ?Ld if his constitu 1? ?. !?w 11 they Could tarn |hiu out He had been a voter ever since he came to , 8 c,t7? ?nd never had hear-i to many com j Uu.ts a. had been made against this admin istraticn. Ihe present Mayor was as c-,od i one we ever bad. and if the officers failed fearlw I""1' J te WVUM ,Dak? ,h#I1J ? ofcee ^ ULy WUU tbat evcr mi<Mi th? passtd bUI W8S lh'a read a :hird "d trovemci^. frcm^he committee on im P'^eda^,il for the const, uc The la ,D th,6 Tbird ^a-'d I PM?d. r?0Tc4^u^Qp,,rf'?Ta Ml Krr.cn, pj. , l ' "bc *?'-? "l S'Oiue! Mr. C.'enjtn,. . trcduccd a til! t0 C(,iuim?t cer>'.n ?: ih* Fou^h Ward ruct >cvcrM hi lit fr-m ,hc Board cf /M-rr?n ?:V:? "UI V 6"CJ Ufoc; *1- a j' lOt rtjkdUiiOA, proponing the adjoura meet of the two Boardf to Tuesday, Decembei 26 and January 2 bo aa not to meet on Christ map and new yoar's nights ; adopted. A communication was received from tb< Mayor, notifying tie Board of having signei certain bills. A letter was received from Z Biehards, sec retiry of the American Assoaiation for th< Advancement of Education ; which was read Mr. Newman moved to take up joint resolu tlon authoring the suspension of the adver tisement of the sale of property for taxes on Pennsylvania avenue from 17th to 26th streets The joint resolution was rejected. The bill for the relief of John Caton wa? taken Up and passed. Mr. McCauley introduced a joint resolution making an application to Conrresi to improve Virginia avenue; passed. Mr. Donn introduce I a resolution tendering the Council Chambers to the American Asso ciation for the advancement of education for purpose of holding Hs meetings; which was unanimously passed. On motion of Mr. Duncanson the bill to pay for certain printing, was taken up,(when Mr. Bamberger moved the following amend ment t That the Mayor be, and he is hereby au thorized to contract with the American Organ \a newspaper published ia the city of Wash ington) for the publication of the proceedings of the Board of Aldermen and Common Coun cil, provided the same shall not exceed the sum of one hundred dollars per annum And b? it further enacted, That the Mayor be authorised to contract also with the same newspaper for the publication of all other matters which nriy, from time to time, be or dered to be published, including all advertise ments and tax-sales, provided the same shall be charged for according to the established rates of the paper for advertising. Upon this amendment, the yeas and nays were asked, and, being taken, was decided in the affirmative?yeas 16. nays 3. a* follows : Yeas?Messrs. Newman, Kelly, Donn, Plant, Walker, J W. Davis, Ball, Clements, Kill mon, McCauley, Cross, Ruff, Stewart, Smith, Bamberger, and President. Nays?Messrs. Barr, Duncanson, and Gill And the Board adjourned till Tuesday, the 26ih instant. Din Him Brown ?A very worthy young gentleman who bears the name of R~>ss Kemp, Esq . yesterday arrived in Washington from his home on the verdant Eastern Shore of Vir ginia. He at once started out " sight feeing," and after gap'ng ever the curiosities in the Patent Office for some time, a gentleman intrc duced himself to him and offered to chaperon him around among the note worthy objects of the Federal city. So they started fer the Washington Monument. There they picked up a third worthy creature, who, aftera while, proposed the " patent safe" game, which Mr. Eastern Shore bid at to the tune ?f twenty-five dollars. The scamp with the sate, after get ting the money into his possession, went off, and hi9 accomplice followed, being evidently highly indignant at the outrageous manner in which his newfound friend had been swindled. The latter, in obedience to the advicc of the former, waited for his return in vain until his patience was exhausted. On going to his nuaiters, he received jeers from his friands in stead of sympathy. Fer the credit of the Eastern Shore they begeed him quietly to fsocket his loss, but his griet was too grtat; so ?formation of it got to the Star. The thieves generously left him four dollars His purpose was to have spent a week here, but be must now forego it, we presume Our advice is, that he shall step into our office, and sub scribe forthwith for the Weekly S'ar. lie cannot make a better investment out of the four dollars so generously left in his pocket, in view of the fact that he may hereafter again venture from home. , A Sad Case ?The visitors to the guard house this morniug witnessed a sad care It i appears that an old man named Conncll, in j p .ssing along our streets, saw his wife in the charge of an officer, who was conveying hor to the workhou?o, to which she had been | c ?mmitJed on account of some misdenjieinor ; j upon ascertaining how matters stood, he in j duced the officer to return to the guard house, where be paid costs, and had her discharged. Connell, in the presence of a number of per sons, declared he was from that time out for ever done with his wife She was the cause ot 'he trouble? of bis old age. instead of being 1 to him a help meet and comforter The man ner in which he told his griefs, with quivering lip and tearf ul eye, touched the heart* of those who beard him. lie rejected all propositions to take the erring wife home, saying he never would live with her again. They were both taken to the watch house the night previous for dis;urbing the neigh borhood in which ihty live. Connell is 61 years old and his wife about 50. Criminal Coi*rt.?United States vs Caspar Seibel, tried yesterday for an attempt at rape on a child three* years old. Key fur prosecu tion and Ratclifie for defence. Acquitted. United States vs negro John Kelly, alias Callas, larceny. Mason for prisoner. Nut guilty. United States vs. negro James Butler, lar ceny. Mason for defence. Guilty United States vs. Isaac B Crook, larceny. Pleasants for accused Guilty, but r<c>in mended to the mercy of the Court. To-day, Kitty Matthews, charge! with lar ceny. w .s found guilty. Moran for accused Stephen F. Lucas, charged with forgery, was being tried when we went to press. He appears for himself assisted by Mr. Ratcliffe on law points. Circi'it Cot'RT?Th e case of Nelson vs Cornell, petition for fre edom. was in progres to day. Both parties are cdored. Selden A Withers.?The Washington cor respondent of the Alexandria Sentinel says : "A friend of mine had $4,700 deposited with the concern known as the Exchange liank; and on failing to get his money here, attached the property of John Withers in St. Louis. Missouri The property attached, is probably worth from forty to fifty thousand lollars, and as it cannot be assigned while the ittaohmunt is upon it, it will givo others an opportunity to recover their just dues I un lerstand a venerable and distinguished old soldier, and now an esteemed Senator, has lost a large amount by misplaced confidence in the same concern.'' Pipe-Laying ?We notice that the workmen of the G as Company have started a nev job of ditching ior laying pipo. They began at the comer of Seventh street and the Avenue, and continued down Seventh street toward the Canal. Ihe gas is being carried to every sec tion of the city?the frost in the earth, nor the leason creates any obstacle to the workmen. 1'be greatest objections are the mud, the length )f time the ditches are open, and the pave ments being removed. WifE WnirrER.?Jeremiah Calahan was taken to the guard house last night for whip ping his wife. From the evidence, it appears that she has been sick for some timo pa t, and he, coming home drunk last night, >>egam to beat her and the children. He knockod her lows, and kicked her over the eye, bruising bcr very badly. Mr. J. J. Mulloy, hearing the fracas, ran in the house, and seizing Cala han, threw hiui out. The officers arrested bim, and this morning he was sent to jail. Concerts for toe Poor.?The concert by the Union Choir Association, for the benefit of the poor, whi:li was announced to take place on the 20th instant, has been postponed until Friday evening, the 29th instant, in conse (juei.ee of the impossibility of finishing th? new hall in the Smithsonian by the time fir*t announced. Tbe rthearsal last night was well attended, and the quartettes by the Foucdery and Wesley Thapel choirs finely executed The conceit by the Philharmonic Society, for the same object, will be given Thursday uvening, the 25th of January. A Test Cask ?This morning, a warrant was issued by Justice Goddard, at tbe suit of Lieut. Woodhull, agaicstSelden, Withers A Co. for the amount of five dollars on au Exchange Bank note. We du not see why a elaim of this kind is not as good as any other. If Mr. Woodhull succeeds in his suit, it will bo fol lowed by hundreds of others. ty Do cot fail to visit Odd Fellows'* Hall this week Thousands can tell you why. on the Island.?The panorama of New York ci'y gms its ?a?t eihibitioa at Island Hail this etobiug. Dblinqckkt Tax Payers.?Those who are interested in the advertisement soon to be made by the Collector had bettor give him an early call, or <hey will fiad their property adver tised for sale for the con-payment of taxes. The Board of Common Council, at its session last nitfht. unanimously refused to postpone the advertisement of the sale of^bis property. A Fbm Ewtbrtainmbst.?Those diepozed to enjoy fine mnsic will rememberthat the new musical society, under the lead of Professor Soheonig, wllose 5ne concert, not long since we made a few remark? some days ago, will meet again this evening for practice in the music saloon of Ililbus A Hit*, at 7 p. m. Those who admire capital instrumentation cannot pass an hour more agreeably than by stepping in there in the coufw of the evening. Thb Ball ?The ball at Jackson Hall last evening wag a fine affair. The members of the cluo exerted themselves to make it as plea?ant as possible, and they succeeded to the satisfaction of all present The merry dance was kept up till a late hour this mflrn ing, when the company separated, much pleased with the entertainment. Sniffis v.t. Camkron ?The jury in this case being unable to agree, were discharged yesterday afternoon after having been out since Thursday last. It is understood around the oourt-house, that they went out eleven to one, and remained so divided until they were discharged. Mr. Milburn seems to be regard ed as the gentleman who was in the minority of one. At Alb*ahdr!A.?The panorama of New York city commencos its exhibitions at Liberty Hall to-morrow (Wednesday) evening at 7i o'clook. makrikd. On Sunday, the 17th in.?t., by the very Rev. Bishop Coskcry, in the Caths ral, Baltimore, \VM. GRA HAM SCOTT, Esq., of Washington, to Miss ANNA VIRGINIA DEVI.IN, of the same place, daughter of Lieut. Devlin, late of the Marine Coijis. Oji the 14th instant, hv the Rev. S. A. II. Marks, MA1.ACKI FARR, Esq., to Miss AMELIA E. 0VVEN8, of tie District of Columbia. On the 18th instant, by the same, Mr. LEVI G. KING to Miss REBECCA JONES, of the san.e place. D1KD. On Sunday afternoon at 6 o'clock, or cro'lp and convulsions, EVA ESTELLE, younpest daughter of William and E'lniuia \Vorr?ll, aged 20 months and 1-1 days. Then lay her there, "ur darli' ^ Wiiliin the cold, cold grave , Then lay her where the willow tree Has h.arned its boughs to wave. Then pass out from that silent place, With hearts bowed 'neath the rod, And giee mir Eva, our idol one, With weeping, up to God. J. Bearding. BOARDING?Mrs. El'en Hicith Informs her fri<rds and the public, that her large and com mcdiou4 hou?e, No 122, Pennsylvania avenue, ad jo ning the *' Buildings," havirg baen thf>r'uehly renovated duriDR the fum&er, ihe is now pri-psr-d to acc">mmoi?te either f.miltcs or sing e gentlemen *ih c*eeilent rorm!, a" t board equal to toy in. '?b'i city. Mrs Smith assures h'T fi-ieuds that no paias ?ill be Ppare; to reader al: who f'vor Le,' vri'i? their patronage, wi'h t'ie cm Jort" and con<? e?:?>nc -s of a horoo dac 19?3i* I JOOM* \ND no\ P.D.- SfcVSKAL L A li}2 AND aVi pita-ant unfa*ni-iiuu rooms for families cr sb gle g-Dtlemen, with hoard, ?ill bo lot at MPS. HALL'S, 4.K2 Thirteenth street. c v 20?lm* Want*. WANTED?liy a Y-ung Woman fully competent to fi.i it, SITUATION o do the general 1 oua?work of a ria=>'i fani'ly. 1'eJt of character given. Enquire far '? A." at his t me. It* SKRVAN IS WA TfeD FOR 1855 IN~ALEX \N~ drift couuty. Va?The nndflisi^ncd wishes to hire or the year 1855, at hi* re sid nra in Alexandria coun'v, Viiyiaia, a ne>cro Man, Boy, aud V. cbwd. The Man and Boy to ha accustOQpd to firm work, and the Wcraari to eo: king and washing. Com pa tent and f.ithfnl s rvan'8 will finl n good home with him Thcue having ?utd> s^vanrp, which they de?ir? to hire in Alexandra. v-ounty, will please apply in person or by letter, ?s soon possible, to the undersigned at tne Star offl ??. Waehingtoa city, dec lij-tf \V. J>. WALLaCR. 11TA\TKD ?BY A "h.NTLKMAN 1VH TIME Vf i un^piflo/e-' aft-r 10 m., cFployitent as a cop>i?t. Having pome kvriwled?? of raeir?L'tile tc e? unts> would not c bject to t^ftins; ctiarf* rl a se* of bo ks Adlreps HENRY through the Pott Cfiiee. dec 1G-3:* \\T ANTED ?A M \N WHO U n'DXHSTANI P T f drivlaj-r ? w?f?^n and if acq r, int ? 1 in tbecit;-, must write a froo<l hand, to deliver tir: c<*.ty. A rnri'i; acquainted with the bu'in'.SH require!. Call on T. DELENAY, Store, La avenue, op.GMt ' the rank ot Wurhiag i>n. dec 16? ~\\TANTED?A YOUNG LADY TO ATTEND A ^ V Fa'.cv Store cn Tennsylvunia avenre. TLe 8 tuation will li >t La p-rraaneEt only during th?? bu;7 Bcasrn htfe. enA* r?quir<d a* to respn'ialit ty, bon??ty, Ac. Adi'esa, with u me d r^ietencc "J P R,"City Pobi Ofll Washington, L\ C. dec 14- if WANTED?A YOUTII, F?- TillUT :'N TO Cft?-?n years of age, to attend i i e variety atfcre. (led rceieic:' nquired. Addrens "J P R," City Pe s: (?fiiC9, Wanhin-ton, D C. dec 14?tf _ W'A?? 3 S aiurto KB*?Thtrabscribersaxe bII liuses in the market buying SLAVES, psy ing the h^prh^st -aob [Tice?. Person* having n for sale wili plesr^ call at 212 PRATT STREET. Bal iltLiOif. Aid., old itand.) aUves taken on bo^.rd at 25 cent? per day. tcb2?ly b. M.& W. L. CAMPBELL. PRKSKRVtfS, Jams, Jclltct, Mar* malade, viz t PtaciifF, Quinc b, D^m-ons, Blackberries, Ftrr-w beiriei end Ras^t-erries, and Pine Apple Pre* ?, servea Blaoii Currant Jel.ics, in half and one !b. jtr3 Red do ia ho If pt and qt. do Grape, Quince. Crab Apple ana Plums Pine Apple and do Mtr rala iea Peache.' ?nd Pine Apple, in cane, hermetically pealed Jellies Pine Apple, Punches, Green Gages pros*;rvei in brandy The e PrwervtH, Jellies, Ac. ere of the best qual ity, put an to o?jr ord^r for our silts. 3HKKELL BROTUSRS, No. 40 opposite to the Centre Market, de? 16?lw FORREST IIA LU GKORGr ETO Wn7 A GRAND Vocal ana Instrumental CONCRRTwil be given by the Washing on KU' ERPEANS \Va9hing;on, complimentary to the younn m^n of Georg?t >wn, ou Januar? 1, 1F55, wheu thi tuter petns will bt presented h> tli? yau"g men w.th a SILVER GOBLST, as a token to tbeir vocal *nd in strumental ta!et>*s. For Pr. fcrammn ree future adv,Ttii^raent. Tickets for fale >.t J L Kidwe)l'3 Drug Store, Georgetown ; Kiuwell & Laurt n e, and Ellis s Mufic Store, Washington. dec 14 -eofit "rivet.d uose. rfllE bast Southern and W*ft9'n tanned le ther X is selected and being made by mv-hintfry, and Is botn supirlor and chea er thaa is made at any other facfoTy iu the Uni td otatep. Also, nunufietures faction Hcte, Fire and Navy Buckets, Hose Piper, and all articles used by Fire Companies. Two sicoiid band Suction Engines for sale low. WM LUS.EIIART, No. 10 Water street, hot. Calvert and South, dec 16?7t* Baltimore, Md. T| J AI'.M UNDERGa KMKN'i S ? UENTTkMEN wishing Silk, Wool, or Cotton Undershirts and Drawers can be suited at STEVEN'3'3 Salesroom, doc 16? at P.rowrs' HoM. \^OKE NtCK SH lK'fS ?OUik aSSOII tJiENT 1 of Gentlemen a Dress Shirts is ci^p'ete, and hit in all caB?< are warranted STEVKNi'S Sdffr >onr., dec 16 ?3t Bro ns' Uot? 1. JUST EECEI7ED EEOM PAEIS, FRENCH EMBROIDERIES, AT GRKAT B \RQA1>S! For a Few Week* Only J THE l-tdies of Washington avd vicinity are re spectfu'ly invit-d to cutl aud exniuint au_j^ excilout aHeortnuiot o E'ijhroider^s, Musliris,"^ LaCH>, Evening Druses; Silk", f?r rtr^etntdi evening die*>sts, lil?ck Lace Sbawlr, ilantlef *c. Ac. Also'a choica lot of French, German and English Oomtt. w.ut,, B.U..H K A?,KV3_ ?a. av., s. sids, betw. 9th and 10th eta. ?? c 16, Iff 23* SPEJTAOLES A D EVf. GLASSK3, in Gold, Sil ver, Flccl, and shell f amep, convex, concave, Perisc. pic, and Para bola Giwse*, of bept olte. Al- o, Go^te and Bye Prot-'Cfor.-i, et<*., atd new G ?s sesput in to ord-r I.Visons in want of Ul*s?es cay be tuie to zet tho-*? that b.tOif* tse eve. it li. tfltaiKKN, J. wcifr, Fa avenue, b&tffeei 0th aud 10th ets. I dtc 4?dtJaul Auction Sales. Bjr <J? ?. HeOUIRR. AutloNctri IJ1XTBNBIVK PAL* 0? B?X)K8 AND STATION j err.?Oa THIS eveninr, at 7 o'ekik 1 aht'l soil, at stor* No 310, on P?nnsylv?rla av?t?u<, h? twe e Ninth ard Tenth streets, sn extensive *<N0it ment ot Bo?.kP( Stationery. R?c_,c'oj>e ias, Aomin's, and valnabl* stscdard work*. Also, Books elegantly illustrated and ftlomLntrl p'etoria', embelll?h d and beautifully bound. Letter and Cap Paper, Por.fdlos, Goll Pea* Ac Th? sale wll' be paJUve ?td without r?verv*, to the highest bidder, and tHll bs c>n!lnn?l every evening until a 1 are sold. N. B. - Bx)*s lor examination acd at private pale during the Jay. Terms e.sli J. C MrOUlRF, d*?c 19?dtf AucM^n^ec. By J. C. McGUIRK* Anctlonr?r 411^10^ SILK CP VALUABLE AND HKAU tlfully Bound London and other Hook*.?On JRSPAY evening, I>c- mher 20th co?m.j.jr:cing at 7 o'clock nt my Auclion Rocirs I shall ,*n in invo>a r.f chi ice rooks comprising? School jraft's Indian Tribe* L">rd Baccn's Works Ma^n'ug'a lives of the Spei^er? of the Ilojfe r.f Com tr. on a UumeN. Pmol'ett's and FarrV History c-r Kng'aud, 3 vols illustrated Pavie's Holland on' tha Dutch Columbus acd hie: Companions Goldsmi'h's Works Together witii a choice lot of Album's, Annuals. ( t' firings, Ac, handsomely bound in Papier Mache Turkey, and Cloth. Books now open for examination. Terms cash J. C. McGUIUR, dec 19-d Auotioceer. By Ri II. JEWKhLR A CO.j A arts CITY LOT.1 AT AUCTION.?A GOAD CIIA^C* for Smal Capitaliits.?To b'so'd a! * uti n, hv R IT. Ja -"elle &. Cc , On tie p'em'sen, at 12 o'dk on FR'DAY, Dfcamber '22, tbo following ^a'nabla City Lots, pleasantly and h*alth!ully Fituated, wit! - j in twelve ni'nu*e? walk of <h? Canitol: Lota 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7- and 8, of Squire No. 939, be-, ing cirnw of Eleventh street east and South B st. Th? Lots will be sola by the square twt V her* ? he or'g'.nal lot is dirid^d, the rureh?s?r? f ih-? fi'.s+ half wiil have lh ? option of tr.king th1* second hrlf | at the suae priee Tainis: Ore-third ca?h; thebi'ance In 8. 12 ptd IS month?. with interest. A war anty dce.1 given and a deed of trust taVen. The above lota are rligiidy ? ituat d, on the and are only sold in coj-Fjqu8n,*e of the prop?ietn b ir.gnbous to leava the c untry. Plana may be had of the Auctioned, 317 Pet n avenue. do:: 19? ot* I For Bala and Rent, FOR RUNT-* CONVENIENT TIIRBE-STOrT Brick, with ten rooms. A psssaga, cellar, an i a . pump of good water, sitnated on t-e south side <* I D, between Four t?erth and Flffee^'h streets. Ap ply at the rg&r, o1 MRS. DCUBLEDAY. drc 19 -it' FUKMTiIED e.COJM FOR RESV ?Mrs G AN D'S'-'.SON ha^ fivo f jrni. lied rooms for j*nt, sit uated i n Pennsylvania aveuu?,sccond d.">< r from tit Riikwood House ^ec :8?3t* Furnished apaktmknts for Parlor and two chambers, or two p^rlora and one chambsr1, on the firft flo^r, und two chamber* oa th* ??cond nifly be bad, tfce whf le t gather ???r S'-paratelT Tho loiatlon i?! healthy, convenient to the Capitol, th > ^totels, Ac., ard hai! ^:e-?n fm prove i by jfre^t lamp Plewe enqui'e of Mr?. J. Pi Van NesF. ra M'?eouri av. bef. and 6th 8t'. dtc 18-it* FOR RESiT-TllR COM?OUIOLS ASD t'dN~ vct:i ntly arrai g'rd IIous^ at the orrer Prno. a7cn'H ar.I ri even'h strict, ovr tli?- new Pi^co and Music Sfcr.* <"f 'iilbus k Hit? *ontei"lng rev ente?'n rooms, besides the bar-?m?ni ro *rn ''ouih of th? rooms are large, and all ttro ccuv>-r:<". t'y "i ranged, the whole houso bei- g wvll fioifchc I wr.d "Af.itaii? suited for a boarding hoiire or Jo'cing rooms Its fituation for such purpos^:1 is rcccnd to none in Washi gt-n. ThU i? a rar^ tcr f .?nr.? ? f>.r a re"scn ab'e to furnish it ?% ell, and cc-mf ?t nt to conduct ?Ueh an ef-tablithmect. Apply ?t tl is offl'ie. , . d*"i1^-if ^ 'K RENT?HOU^eTnkWLY ht~ir\Y ing 'hirt en ro'ni'. snc' fixtures for g;-.R, or. C t*vo doors ?e-t of Eigbtecn-h rne square vest of th? War Department Price $325 rer annum. Ap ply on Eighteenth, twodccrs south of G. dec 16?fit* I)00M8 for RENT, with or withant Co ARD ? 1 1/ Rooms, completely furnished, trom $6 V. $7 I per mouth. Meats $3 per we?k- A pump -fthe; purest water in the yard. Apply ot '4 79 Seventh ! st north. dec. 16? 3t* j For r --nt?two or tiihee plkai ? nt ? K'<ms in the second stc ry of Ilf use No. 5811 V rmout av-?nue, vi h breakf st if rcqriied Also, a room in the basement. H 'cl3 -co3t* For rent?a store on pkbnsyiamnia avenue opposite ltr*wt?' H'tei. P.? e?Mf!j given on Janft&ry I t. For terms apply to dec 10-MO41 JACK SON, TJ tlOl 11RR A CO. I "Tor rent-t o mati class nt~ niahpil Parlor wi'h g <s fi ?^reG. TU? hous' ir. located in th>* bb^t part of the cltv, *t^;,r t'ic C ^t OSice. A|), ly at the Jewelry Sturc of !1 J-KMKKN, No 330 P* avenue, be'.9.h and loth st.-. dec lti?3i* I J*?lT RKST OK SALE.?THK MODlvJtN _ Four-story IJxiCrC IIous?; oa Thirreeuth stieet near E, ea^t side. The houe? is in gool n-pair, dry cellars, and *o a geod te iant the lent wiil low. Poeaes?:on yen on the lrt Novuber A pply to oct S<>?tf JAS. C. MeGUIRK, Auc'r. "T>0b;>ifc AND HUARD.?FKYKKAL VT _Lv R"> m-f with b>=iu, and a neatly iurr L-hcd parior enJ bed rojm may he h?d at 5 40 L ftr?-nt, near Highth. novtiO?^'m* E~ VERV MAN llljj OWN f.ANLM.'JiU --T r Union I.ai:u Arsociatio j bave cow lithographed piuu* cl UEioat'-.wn, sitaetjd oa the Eastern t?r' - ch of the Potomac river, directly orpof-ita the ?v> Y?r i, ai.d invit the public to exemice +he d iu ; ut th"ir office. J'ligibl-1 Building lx)ts, on grr.dei 60 feet v. ide ctretts, f.-<"niing 24 fe<rt and running bict 180 fe*t, a e now offered at the very low prise of ?"5. pa^a b!e in ea, v ir.rt'illments e>f a month, un i'l the whole is paiJ, when a d?ed in fee r.imple will bo ex ecuted t) each lot holder; a deduction of '.0 per cunt, will be allowed to persons paying cash. The location is one of ackn"Wle<rged healthf.tlress and beauty, with an abundant supply of ?-xcellenf wa'er. Persons desirous of pr.-c :ring r bouse an.i lot upon very favorable conditions of payiient. Bhou.d make imciedinte app'.icatior, a? a similar op pvrtu ity will never again b* pres?nte I N. B ?A Ir.rge quantity of chesnut po>3t aud oa% wood fcr sa'e cheap. JOHN FOX, Seer, tarv, Offloe, Seven'h st, abovo Odd Fellows' Hall, dec 9?lm FOR RENT?Possession given immodiat?ly?Oic late office o: th< Ev* ning Star,on U et., will.in fifty yardu of its junction with Twolfth etwet and fa. avenue. The building is of two stories. Th** lower story being divid-d into three oonvenient rooms, and the upper being a large single room. It will afford two convenient 6eu11 ehopti, fronting cu D street, with ample working room in the re3r. Al so a convenient painter's or carpenters or other mechanics' work shop above. Apply at Star ofiice. oct '2b?it OR SALE.?SEVERAL FARMS NORTH OF Washington city, oontiining t'rom th rty-fiv.^ 'e one hund ed and flrty acres, convenient to churches and ichools, and gc-d rociety, fr^m thr?*e t? -ix mil's from town, rorsona de-iirous cf ira:keT, dahy, or f<*rming;'and, would do well in applying to the hubecriber, n?ar bladensburg. nov 24?Un CHARI E8 DIOGKS Avery desirable stork to let-the Btoreon the east side of Fl?venth rtre^t, ore deor north cf Poniia.. lvania av-nu?, lately oc:u pied by Mr. Dyar us an auction and commi-e'on st^re, is for reac low to a good tenant. Aleo, the j House above the store Anply to ? A. RANDALL, nov 14?tf Corner Twelfth and D streets. AHEAD OF ALL COMPETITORS. JUSe' rec.ived one of Neill, l)nr ipACo.'s ftfsi pr^ mium i'iains, a splen lid lus runent in tone and beauty cf worktomph'p. ' all and exam-ne !'?r yourselves Neill, Curop A Ce>'s Pianos r?c^ived the first premium at the lateoxhibit on of the Maryland Institute over ?H competitors dec 11 HltBUS k IIITZ, Agents NEW STORE, NEW STORE. Lvuisi xna ancj.ue opposite, the Kink of Washing!o MR. THOMAS DKLBANY respec fully invito the attention oi thj oubiic t > examine hi i-iock cf GOODS, whi- h h? fcaa rp -ced oq Lou? i-n: a 'enue b-etveen Sixth aud Seve.stli :>treei;,opr o ii? the Bank "f Washington, co"?i-iirj of al' d c ip tionacf Teas, Ac . liup-ria1, Goupo#dsr, an i Ten ; Win ? uui Liquors, of ali rortn, which n. r.?r sell at thelo?vcst pncr.s t >r o^h or approved y |ti. Be-idea a'l thj u-cessaji-is for Gro eiy sb, via: Br on??, Buckets, Ced?r Tubs, Matches, >*.c., 6c. Please call aud see .or year, elves. nov '.Si?3m 717OLIAK PIANOS?The iucr.-j ed <\- - _/l j ,t and at the iScrlh for Haile- & I>avis' beau tiful .EOLIAN PIANOS has indueod us to in'.re>du~e thec.r unique instrumeuts in this city. A verv m psrio; one cf which can now be s?en al f>ur Mu-ic Depot. HILBUSA H1T7.. dec 16? WM. UAUNSCUILD, PAPER llAKOEU & UPECL3TEEEH AMBItTCAN end French Paf^r Fsi-^ingc. tnj UpholotT Ooeida, Pennsylvania avnr.e beiw. Se>entoenth aud eighteenth streets Wujlvin-:tor# D i\ Wai Hauti^cliild beg.; luare to lofovsu 1 ii friends ?ind the publi? tb <t h-< h v t n hsnd 1 Itc--' * t t- ek oi Fin^h mt and insinn Traomr.r'T.L a(?o, Ii??r, Moas. Cat'ou si^d Shuck "f^ttxe^cc?-, whio'n he will uiujpOB*t of *i tii? l?i t-riwi-*, octlO-am r Auction Bales. Aietloa?rf NRU^?Pf a'T * MO JjT^, at Ancti^n ?On WRDNBSPAV o?' WhaVftw2?^?l2LoVl0'"k??n'-* A. II De<fe' th# B"rk WUllan. Ck.*, e'n 829 libdif da* ill-0, Iniee an<l .u-. a? 40? bbls choice MolIJS Pr,BB# ?Ufr:r dec 18?d FDW *? (Int Union, F?nt. B.h Pnn * , i;B.V???r By K. II. *1KW 10 t.f it * . l*rAT(MIPj4 liurvi .... . ?' ?Cl* W ?" KANCV 355' I ?f A u * r Alt 1 UUU D NK> LiA\ wniriK, P^omWWtb, ef 7 o'clock at our Auction Ho n*. No -417 Po ?, ??? i .7 ?*II ? iiiye lot of Wa" h *j\ we'rv2T* in part, ri? : '.J'r?' *e-??nwtn.r OoM and SilverW.tchw and CVa-ns Do finger Rnr am, D Do HHd Pi!y? r Penei's. Per.l oMera A ^ ltb oth?r article* too num-"ou* ?r insert d? ,._2, R " ""*!,? * 00., ? Auctioneers. *F fc. S. WftlQHT, Anctlonear. FUo2,fnu&5fi**1^?*'** /Rt Arcfio- - &<*? aS i-..'?;: 5i25 5ssf .i th' ondVt??t?th!^ n? Mh8' K"zafc?tb 0 ?!??, on Ser ena street, th? tn*tr? household Effects, Conri<iu? Mahogany awl other Table* C haits, Carpets Sideboard, Sofa Ciockery and Gisasware leather HmIs, J'.'dp ev a BiJdin" Lodng Ob s es, Ft: ves, 4c. W-th th? usual Kitchen F-srni nre A If". at 12 odocK, tLe II use and Lof, b.-|D* Lot el bL 7'iuk?d.sa://i icu> fr "ticgon the corner I4(i ^ f -aiD ?ilU- e r' *'t ' G^r gr 'own eoby HO feet, ?Uh the :mt)r07P<a. nt-<, being a tnd twl SwOry fr.ii: c II *tiR3. Terms n#; sale. A 44. E- s- WRIGHT. dyc U~At Au tio^r. b7 J. C. KcGUIRk, Auctlonaar" l^UHNirUK? A.-On WEDNESDA? moving of r b'?^?T Pth' at 70 S.'cl0ck- mt tbe redden* ' ? ?- Sclick, Esq, on K street, bHwe n 3nth and Se-?nth, I fha 1 Fell? Mahogaay sprinj *ofaChair" Do Card TaMts, Glass Carrets, Bugs, OiUlutbs B- Jftfacp, Mattresses, Bedding T^a^staisda Tt.ilttSets Piriing ~ables, cane c al Chairs China, Gla83 and C;cckery Ware Cocking ?nd ctht-r Stoves sill S her Wi b 3 gC?J a9Kirtn!ent of Kitcb?n Cien Torres: Urder $20 c*sh ; rvpr $20 a cr? dit cf 30 an; .*> a ay;. It notes ?atisf?-tori'y Pid^ r-e.-f, l^r. InRinUrefll. JaS. C. ilcGUIKE, ! doc 15?d Au'ti'ne'-r. Ip.XTt'NSlvp AND EXrRAORDINARir 8ALEof J choice and r?>u?hle Bo >kf, Stationery, kc., at Auction and P iva'e wab.?CoEftmencirg f n F ^T , Lj'.D.*Y, Deceuibjr 16. at Fitzgerald'? ptore, 474 Per>T?*ylva;i!i n.etiun. block ail rn? and perf?-ct, dircc' from N?w York Irade sa!?s, Cv-mprisinf, tli& choicest aod bfet f?l?>etH ?'sort?3ent (forei/n and domcntic) ever offnr?d in thi.? raa?ke*, consisting of School, c wsicul. law, medical, aad M'ncel an"0U3 Iiook.>j in every d -partiaent o1 litcra turn N w Book*, dail7 from New York, ^cho l t ohlw and priv te librari/9 furni>lird frrm J}j t'i 49 per cent !ees titan uKual ratrj Bibles, "rayr Pooks. B >-nk Books, tc.. Albums, Aonnalp sftd Ucllday I'res-cis, f r J855 Agricultufd V?o. k.sFome oO <iiff?rent authors all n<-w ar>1 pa aiar vrks iti ? in' (Aurrican a'.'i Knglhh! ;o ici if vit'j ? s ilan.i Jh j mind G| M ?< [ Sto-1 I>r =. ot extra ?ja;i:i.y Dinries, P.ckft M?m:-rindnmpt Porte Monrains, Th- Ji'K.ve t ck wi 1 be open for ?><??*?; int:i c a ia private ? it- (luring ibo d- *, io whic 'j fl> *!?> mp?ct tul v vi.tu, whvt^^r ti:j with to |mreliant t r-ct. ht' i 'iT; r >1 at cuc'ion *?-?:ry evening uatil th<> ' et'tifi Ftotk sv-aU lr >ii poail ??:. N. B..A rjire op oriacitj U now offe*edfcr re- < P"*:" 'biiir? libr: r;. g ,vi b ^joico r< a l:r, ? i' lavrateSL for the l<jiig winivr ? ?er.i. R:, ^ hll ran t e suited. D -n't for^rt <1 <? fla-e, at ih* V -v/ t; ion Pxk?tore, PcDi'Sylvariij aver.u\ B. H. JETTEULE k CO, d-*o 1 j ? Ai"c'Jcn<yae By n.c(>J;f HE, Awctton^rr. CU?E!il) cE\EX OCTAVii CVACKEMSu P' k ? auofort?, Excwllm" Cnb^ri-t Parnituf?* .v(iXieri"r Down and Feather B^ds, ^Vd inr, Cirpo's (u .ai? * Gi;t f.-f:me ^iirrorr, C arnsg", Hcrrfs. B#Rgy, ? Cn 7?iUHeDAY mr.rning, i ecember 2!ct, a 10 o'clock, a" ih- f??tdere? of .Tbuip? Morn*, l>q., cn tbe cist pm!c ofTw<; f J:, 'wtwer n E and F street , I sta 1 s^ll all bin fur^i.uie si 'f JIou. < h, \i XfJ-cU, cofnprisirg ? Superb ?wen cclare Plane forte, by Cblck~!ug, in ri.-biy carvr-d rrrewocd c-?e p'ylc l.ovit> XIV. French pin's- m?n'.el ?nd j-*t G!a-?ea, in rich giit Pu. teotr .'f:w>ol v'r.:! (o cH p irlo? fnrci.ure, - m; fluit.jf la : Kr r.r-h nr-i j air T-t--a Tete .voi.?'. s-u tnd p?ri r <*ha> 3 R ".?^w..o] K"_?pii#n n.srl'le cp Centre anl cide '1' b-i Walr.ul hta/er .p, Miirl" Star <1, Str.o' Rush r? it hn ^y a.m mi' ra-<-.'ti.-?M (,'hniri B^utifvl m?r !< and l.i'c.r./ ' M: nt.' Tiiu^ i*c> In s' i Whist i'ablei Writing I;<vk, Mai b e Va rs 'i * n I a<id ?>nie Oil I'-in: En^ravinga Superior ui; })og?:y pin h c <cr?.i ratent R adio Ch ir ExcmI-u' spring feti f/"!>ng 5:! Tlr.tv C't?i',s B'U.'-vls aod thr e piv Cnrp-!r ?'*i r!r.rb ilc^J Sui e? o! d. in ak at d Ltee t urbio^ * baic"-, Cor nice h; d Fixtures Malio^a'i,' E'.ieosiou dining Tal l', 3C. feet 51 rLJe f?:_i f?id?b or-', dc. I;e I) i iug Chair:, Sf fc> TaMe ? I o*.n, ?*?. Klegaut (Told it.ird Diarer Set ? ichl*. d C' r^lei tea, e fT-e acdu^WETt b'e's Fin" Bohemian ral rut Glassware Table Cutlery, Clock-, 0?e \ -ry Mip, lioc . fu-ni'ure, corssistln? of maheg ai.y Bookca-ee, Secretaries, L'esks, V, ritiiTij Tables, Ac A.?hogar.y ?nd rain at BfdcieaJ? Do ar.J roewood Wardrobes, Wa^-hviands Die8?'n : Tubbe, Pun-aus. Chairs Very FunvHor Father Bedr., Roisters A Tillowi Kair a d' Matr?stea, C-'inforts Exc-IL n' Ma-kHs C->aaie;pau p. Ac. Hn-.'s I rund > ilv- r Chest of Te*? Wood M .hogany f^ib CDtsrao ??t>, Mirrors S'se! Fire Iron0, F-ti(i?r?, Stoves ^hrre sujori rCor-K Sto^e" an>l Fixta'e* C:pp?r 0 iok ng Utensils, I-efrigerato s, *c. Togeth rvi!h? large rumle: of us.fu' ax tides net nece'fary to enum'rate. At 4 o'clock, iu front of the premises. ] th*li fc-l ? A j air of hanoton e bay carringe Horses, perfte'ly broke, t-nd wrr. w.ll in single or double ha - ness or und?r the sa idle Ew-llen family Carrirge "Ed top Bugey, b. ilt to order ty one of the ver> best builder# iu New York Single and double Harness Covers, Ac. Terms: $30 and under cash; over that sum a rrrc't ot "i and 4 month ,for notea satisfactorily endorsed, bearing inte- est. P. S.?Tbe. house Is for rent; inquire on the prem ise? oi of the Auctioneer. JAS C. MoGUIRK. dec 5?d Auc'i^n^.T. By J. C. illcGL'IRK, Auctioneer. I^XTENSIV;: SALR OF COPPER COO <ING i Dtc 'siis, D\.r^ts, Carrjall", rnroit'<r -, &<?., o order of the Orphans' C?urt?T II T Hrt I>A Y inor..ing. D-ember ll?A, et 10 o'c'ock, iu Ircnt of the Auci -n Rooms. I Mie'I e l the ler.cnal < ff-cts of the lat- A Favier, compris!ng? A very large and comp.ete sett of Coopers, c--r*ist icg of Il?m; Turbo , Rock fi-h an I foup Boil ers S?ueepars, B*<-:ns fcr prs erva-, Ac Large quantity of Aioulds for Jellies, Nogats, Sp^ng? i ak*, ic. Forms eg the mrst complete cct ever offered for asile in the District Also, two c client Work IIois^ Tv.o Oarrya'ls and Harness Together wilh a geueral assortment of Household and Kitchen Furniture. Trrms <-ssh. By order cl the administrator. ? J A?. C. MoQCIP.E, dec 12?d Aucf|nne*r. 1 FAMILY GROCERY. North iocs' cnrr.tr of Thirteenth and H streets. 'IIE subscriber hav taken the abov>--ni<Hied . stfirid, recently orcu C*r* r?~s^? pie,l by Mrs r A L inteuds k'?pin<< n. g nc fc J St p]>l v o'KiiV [Li Gil >CERISS, of the very test qutinty, wLich v^iil led j, redo' atth? lowest pos -ible .ai?.3 for C2>.u, or (<n fhor: credit to punctual cu*!oiuer?. Hi* roliuits a oonlinuancc t-f the cu?tom of the fo mer pattODi. ol 'he bous* and beg- to incite 'he at tontiun r. nd inrpe.ti n of his numerous frien s and acquaintances to tli oua iiy of his goods and the arrangoiii-nt-i male to recure the literal ratmnsee of the i ubUc. A JAC drON. dec 12?laa MELLE W. DE BO YE THANKS to Ihe Mcsieal fuhlic of this city for 1. tho very literal pa ronage extetded her, in frmst;eni that she has mads such arrangemn s ai will ? nahb> her to accept a few addi ional -id - a^ced scholtrs on the J iano F>ne and in Vocu! Mu-i ' Pesid*nc:? at Mr.'. OildemeiaterS; 4^' street n?ai Penna. avenue. Reference: llilbus A Hi'i, Music Dealers, e?ra*r Pa avenue, Eleventh ar.d D street-. x dec 15? FINE WATCnES. I ^watohr??^i^ Ptook "til X WAivliM, and offer m uvmentfl to purcbmi rn. If yon ?i?h r. rtv^d, wtrracted Tlmekeep sv rt a sctt prics'l cn * H. FKMK?N, JewHar, ^ g?9th 10U ?U. TELEGRAPHIC. Kiprttilf fw the Pally 8ral?| Star. Another Fiie in Fhilftielphi* Philadelphia, Dm. 19.?A destructive If* broke oat at three o clock, this morning, in thtf workshop of the new bouse of refuge, bejond Fairmount. The building was two hundred an i f ftj feet long. The roof wu entirely d? ? strvyed, and a poitionof the well* have fallen* The building will probably be ac entire loesr bat it in covered by insurance. It oontained a large quantity of materials for cane-seat chairs. slats, whalebones for umbrella#, Ac. These prticles belonged to different persons, and were mostly insured. 2he low is about $30,000 It is supposed one of the boys set fire to thtf e met, as it could k&ve caught in no other way, being heated by steam generated two hundred feet distant. None of the boys escaped. As I close my dispatch it ia stated that ones of the boys hM escape I, bat not more Ron-Arrival of the Steamers. Niw York, Deo 19 ?The steamets now du? from Europe are looked for here with great anxie'v, but up to 1 o'clock to-day wc haven? tidings of ;hein. Their news, both political and commercial, will doubtless be very im portant. The Sarah Sands is duo at Portland, with four days later news from Liverpool and the Washington, wi'.h three days latsr news from Havre, via Southampton. A Life Boat Supposed to have Belonged ta the Aretie. Boston, Dec. 19.?The Halifax papers re port findiBg a life boat, full of water, near Rams Island, supposed to be one of the mis ting boat* of the unfortunate steamer Arctic* Trial of a Vail Bobber Baltimobk. Dec. 18.?The trial of Wm. H. Martin, a clerk in the Baltimore Post (Sice, charged with puiloining letters containing money, was commenced this morning, befora Judge Giles, iD ?he U. S. District Court. A jury have not yet been obtained. The weather here is clear, but very cold. Conviction for Forging Land Warrants. New Ohleans, Dec 18.?W. H. Wilder, a. lawyer, and one of the most prominent of the Cub* Filibusters and Lopez sympathisers, was convicted to day of forging land warrants. Reported Failm? Contradicted. Boston, Dec 19.?Tbe Daily Advertiser of this morning positively contradicts the reported faiiure of A. S Peabody, a leading broker. I understand that the rumur was telegraphed 9outh by some irresponsible parties, and wu probably published in tome of the Washing ton papers Fplit between the Whi&i and Know Nothing* New York, Dec 19.?TLere is an open split here between the Wbi^s and Know Nothings. The Whigs in some of the wards held their l>riicf*ry elections this morning, and have nominated eepara'c tickets for the choice of jindiiatc for the minor offices of the ci'y. Karkets. Nkw Orleans, Dcc 18?Cotton is easier, but not quotabiy lower. Sales to-day ot ?>ales at regular prh?; Charleston, Dec. IS.?Sales of 2500 bales joston Prices are a little lower. Baltimore Marks*:, &c Baltimore, D?c. 19 ?Flour is firm without my change in pricss. 8,000 bbls. City Mills told at 35; Howard street 564. Wheat? ed$l?0a?2; white $2 05 a $2 06 Corn? ?ld white 86?.; new mixed S4 a b5c ; yellow 85 i S6?. Pa. Rye $1.28 a $1.80. New York Markets. New York, Dec. 19 ? Cotton ; he market is lull. Fh ur; St tie and Ohio have advanced 2i c., with gales ot 4 500 barrels of good Ohio it 87* a $9 25 Southern has also ad aoced 12J , with sales of 1600 barrels. Yheat is firm end unchanged Corn is firm rith pales of 30,000 bushels of Westcn mixed it 96 c. Pork is unchanged, with a licited easiness. I NOTICE TO THE CITJZEKS OF WASHIN3T0N. *F.E FOAUD OF AS8E*S0BS do her?by .;iv? do ? M e thit th??v wi?l m-e* daily at ii*?lr r^>cni in h? Ci*y lla.i. lroni 10 o'clock a. tn until '?! p. in., >.-'m the fifteenth to lb" thirty -first da: of D'-cem ins*a ;t, inc'nrive. tnndcy* end Christmas ex eptw!, for the nip p? et correciiap any err re tli\t n?v be pointed (u m the list of 'Ds i k (c^ooJ tax fo- the year eniing r>u thf tkirty-flrst lav rf tbe nion'h iD<?c?-mber) and of adlitg hfretn tl e nemos of any persons sublet o the laid echool t?x which may bav?i been omittrd there r^m. The Boird wo^ld n=r'icular(y call the a-tenthu ?f *:1 to the ff ct thai no person c?n vote u< xl y?*r it any ele^tio i in this eicy whose name hm not Ken returned as u joct to s school t?* for tblfi KT>ry free white male citizen of Ihi? city, of he of twenty ore * ear* and upward", would h'-r^fore db w-11 <o tee whether bis n?m* l?e tiie aid I and if omittfd. t > gi?e notice to the lliard ?f Aswisors that it mav bo re'umtd for thin year T. V "11ARKNE88, J. W. HARhER. J M 1) )WNINO, P.. B OWCNS, J. Iir.PUUitN, 3 RU88ELI, P. Hot*BURN, d'e 15 - dt3l*t Boer-1 o! f hscbsott. \| AGRtiUKK & CALVKKT IMVINO ]>1 made ait ??^,^ign^l^?Dt ?? i iheir gojdc a.'d (Jel.u M the urd^rM^1 cd .n-i tra?te a for the b.-o-.tit of :heir erwii;- rs, raoce indebted by not* or bck w> wunt wil. pleve ?11 at Rtors 816 P?r,ns?lTania ivenue, and pay ihe same to thftr a<en*, Thomas j. ii,l"'B. OE'l 8LOTIIOUKR, JOHN W. ENGLALD. dec 13?lw DRUG StORE FOR SALE. A DRL i nTORS, e'M bly 8i:uat?-d, d inR an ex teneiv^ business, and with an am^l* sto-k of th~ beat M.-di<'.i?e<, Fancy Artic'ea, *c , ^"i-h a" the Ha?.urc, (which are new) ani in the a. >?i p?rfcct crder, i^ off a ed tor eal?, a greit bar^kin The price is $1,500, which h $1,003 lew than o?ot. Any j.era n d-bi.mg to pi.rot\Ma can l<-?m partic ulars by avid eering a letter to *l>ru? tat,*- Waeh In^ton city uTc 12?dtf WATCHES. r WO handled a^d ti:t/ extra fine Gold Kn^liab aud G?*nora Watrh> s, pocket Chrencmet?-rB Ac. for :oih ltdi *e and rreati^wu. Per-ocs in rant of auperior timekeepers will find our a?s rtnient 'or ratk-ty, ?tyi?, qua1 itv an i theap ntas UMUrpasnd in tai* couatnr. M. W. OATjT A BRO., Fign of the Go'den K?^lo, I'a avenue, betwetn 9th and 10th Ft?, decll?Ct SUPERIOR HARPS. WE h*T?* Uij <l?ty rece'.r^d a very aui?er'."r toned I1ARP, irom 'he c?let-rated PariM?n icaauj factwrs Dom?ty, whi r^c-m-d the hiwhe*t pre miu!u for llai ps at the great ribiHtion in L ndt n, 1E51. Persons dealrccs 01 purchasinp. by givi"? u? a call have the oppo-tunlty to ot?taia one of the above ??nr;Tn'lf-d 'nstruni^nts. HILBUH A III1 /. Juu^ic Dei>ot, cor. P*. aTenue, 11th and 1) sts. >'ec 15 ? ______________________ (VaYARKK>' HISTORY OF LODISIANA, Freuch J Dofrina'i p, 2 vole aayarreV f ^vry oi Louisiana, fpani.-?h Itomio* ? ? ion, 1 vol TKiUh P.-n -illinty Eirwan, 1 Tol D'.eken^* II- uphold Werla, D<*. number Bruno by Abbot, a taV f<?r t*ie youn/ Aim?i<?ch Fiaocni d?' Etats Unis pour I ta r m'sOonplet* Wcr\i. in 0 tcjf_ 111# P.Hidvs Philosophy cf " Ishivol WUflvRiAlWi. dec II '