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;; LOCAL intelligence. Truth finding Justice ?The distinguished Professor Robertson?h^m who bad the honor once on a time to be in limbo at the instance of tbe whole Senate of the United States, it will be recollected?being solemnly impressed with the idea that ?'justice" requires that the readers of the Star should enjoy a s%ht of the "truth." with reference to his so eloquent and indignant speech when "called out" recently at the National neater, (Yankee Doodle not being present to respond in return ?or the honoT conferred on him by associating his name with that of the illustrious professor aforesaid.) sends us the following correct ver sion of James Robertso* s Speech?At The Na tional Theatre on Monday eight, Deo 11 1S54, Which was Caused by the following : ' Tub CoHuimRr*.?"Why does the appear ance of Robertson, the editor of the 'Truth,' excite our patriotic feelings and renew afresh the recollection of the animating scenes of the 'times that tried men's souls?' '?Because, as he passes along the Avenue, he wakens the echoes of that lively and thrilling national air ?1'Yankee Doodle" The above is the worst conundrum, as writ ten by its author, Mr. Ward, md read at the Kunkel exhibition the other night. Midst the greatest uprore That I ever heard m any Audiance?I went on the Stage?and when the storm was calmed?I said Ladies and Gentlemen, I am heare at your cali?And yon know the cause of my com p min^? /<??/?In reguard to the subject of lankee, All that know its Origin, know that Yankee means smart?Therefore when you call me Yankee you call me a smart man. And as to the tune of Yankee doodle?There is no man in the country who has a higher re guard for _it than I, and I am always glad to hear it in its proper place?Applause. But why I should bo made the butt of thi? or any other community I cannot tell. I am a man, with all the feelings and faculties of a man. and I can See no cause fer making me the butt of any one, as has been done for over five years that are past. For my Father died whilst in the service of our Country under Oett'l Andrew Jnciso?. Applause. And my Grand Fathers, both men in the RevoIutTin under General George Washing ton?and one wa3 commissionad as a Cantain by Washington. Applause And over twenty years of my life has been Spont in doing good, and only good for my Country. Applause. And if all would carry out the golden rule cf doing unto others as you would have others do unto yon. There would bo none of it. Ap plause. And I lelt the Stage without any molesta :on whatsoever, and when I went from the Theatre. I was not interfered with by anyone, nor did they do it until The report appeardin tbe Star. Soma cay say tha'. that is not much of a speech?I consider that to be The 77/r/A, yet take all the circumstances of the case into consideration and that it was my first .ntttmpt at a Spccch on the Srago. He who thinks he can better it. let him try?others may say, what were you doingin the Theatre ? My answer to such would be?although I have not been in such a place ten times in over i tventy year?, out, on that night I had a pre sentement I onght to go. So I went, and I Submitted tho following Conundrum: Why aro The United States like a three folded cord ? Answer, Because they are Lard to be broken. Original by James Robertson, Of Ne-.v York. Editor of the Truth A Note-worthy instrument.?IIilbu3 and Kit* have in their piano and music saloon, in tbe Star buildings, a Ilallet and Davis piano with the JOolian attachment, which to our ap preciitiou of such instruments, is at least equal to anything of the kir.J that was ever brought to Washington The brilliancy and pathos of its tone is renjarkible, while the attachment adds greatly to its capacity to charm. The iEolian by the by, does nst need turning and gives the piano tbe advantage of the tone of a rich and delicate melodean with out imparing its piano note3 The combina tion produced upon an iEnlian piano is per fectly charming, varying from the softest zephyr notes to the loud tones of the jrand piano and organ combined. Toe Protracted Meeting at the Thirteenth street Baptist Church, under the direction of Kev. Ihomas C. leasiale, is still ir. successful progress, having been c?inued through the temporary release of tne worthy pastor frcm engagements of a :e igioua nature at the South. The high reputation f Dr. Teasdale abroad is not greater or more general than here, where he has already won golden opin ions as an aMe. sound practical biblical ex pounder. Last evening. mv?t of those at the altar, seeking religion, w<_re ladies; but there was much feeling throughout the assembly. To-night, the discourse will be "The Prodigal Son," End the church will, we predict, be well filled. Fine store ?A snort time sinco, we no ticed that W all A Stephens had commenced improving their large ?*!othing establishment. We walked througL ii this morning, and found it was completely tilted up. Tne sales-room cr lower store is a splerdid saloon, and exact ly arranged for tbe business Tho stock of g ods on hand is immense, filling the saloon, wbich is one hundred and seventy feet long, anc all displayed to great advantage The upper room, or cutters and furbishing rooms, are neatly arranged, and the workmen were busily engaged at their business We noticed some very handsome goods offered for sale at very low prices. Any person wishing to be fur nished immediately ran be accommodated here This is one o[ the largest clothing es tablishments in the country. Look Oct.Messieurs PoliceOxFileks ! ? 1 he officer; of the First Ward are informed that on Sunday afternoon a gang of boys made the public ground immediately south of the inclosure around the grounds of the Ex ecutive Mansion their lield for an uproarious game of bandy, to the horror of sundry staid citizens pasaiog that wjy to and from church, and to the scandal of tho day as weil as to the great danger ot the young ornamen'al trees not long since planted there. This -first rate notice" we are sure will be sufficient to direct the attention of the proper persons to the desecration, so as effectually to prevent its recurrence. Officers Elected.?On Monday evening, the following-named gentlemen were elected officers of the Young Men s Christian Associa tion for the ensuing y?ar U. C Wight, presi dent; Dr Edwards. 11 J. Kerthaw, Thomas J Magrudor. W. J Rhees, and Rev. J G Butler, vice presidents; R S. H Mirick.cor responding secretary; J. M Bradley, record ing secretary; c. W Schreiner, treasurer J. A Johnson, librarian; J. 11*11 Moore, re s',% ^?UBg' W C Langdon. M. H. Niller, I. H Riaenour, and W. K. Weilden, mt?tow Rowdies Aaour.?A stranger was knocked down on the avenue and badly hurt, night be fore last, by a gang of fellows who eould not be identified by those who picked up the wounded man. Lately a number of " hard ones have arrived in this city frcm other places?men who do not deny their bad char acters, and some who do not deny their lawless professions; men who, to obtain a well filled po?ket book or a vaiuable jewel, would hardlv hesitate at any deed. \\ e hope the officers may be able to catch the entire gang, and have them j erly punished A Hat as is a Hat.?Stevens has for sale opera hats, which are just tho thing for thea ters, balls, and other squeezes, wherein one at times finds it desirable to dispense with the head Covering, and yet not convenient to leave it out of one s r^ach. Compressed, it may be earned under the arm or cloak as comfor ab'y as a piece of paste-board of the same diameter can be, and when not requiring to be so carried it resumes the shape and appearance of a fashionable hat. Cost of the Capitol ?1 he building burnt by tbe British cost$7a8,071 23; cost of the new building to 1?30 including improvement ef grounds, $l,80d,413 93. Expended since in alterations and improvements 193,959 21 making a total cost of the Capitol and grounds $2,690,550 The additions and improvements now making to the building will add some five millions ot dollars to the last. ? hi SrDDKs Diath ? We regret to hMr that Jo*. W. Beck, Esq., on? of oar old and most valuable oitixens, died suddenly last night, at bis residence on Capitol Hill, of an asthmatic affection, which has been vry prevalent during a few weeks past. Mr. Beck has been for years a justice of the peace in the county of Washington, and at the time of his death oo cupied the position of pelioe magistrate of the Fifth distriot. The suddenness of his death raised doubts in the minds of his friends this morning as to the truth of the report He was attending to business last evening, we are told, and was attacked soon after his business hoars and died in a very short time after. Crimihal Court.?Yesterday, J. F. Lucas, for forgery, was found guilty. John Perkins, for an assault?not guilty. Rstcliffe for defence. To day, Henrietta King, negress. charged j with larceny?not guilty. Mason for defence. George Handy, negro, found guilty of larceny. Wm James, negro, for larceny ? guilty. Mason for defence. The trial of George Humphreys and Moses Brown, negroes, for laroeny, wa? in progress when the Star went to press Piggot for de fence ?? Circuit Coubt.?Nelson vs. Cornell.?Yes? terday afternoon this case was given to the jury, who rendered a verdict for the depend ent, affirming his right to the plaintiff as his slave. Both parties to this suit, it will be recollected, are colored. This morning five cases, Parker and Spauld. ing, Coats and Glen, James Connelly, John W. Col ley, and Howard Bartlett, Ac., vs Thomas Lawson, were tried. Verdicts in all cf them for the plaintiffs. Albert Greenleafv*. Ezra Williams; Thomp son for plaintiff, and Laskey for defendent On trial when we went to pre?s. Ball to night. ? The Liberty Club give their first annual ball this evening, at 'lem ??er^nce Hall. As the Club pledge themselves o make every exertion to please those who may honor them with their presence, and as the arrangements of the gentlemanly commit tee have been made with a view to pleasure and comfort, a most excellent time may be ex pected. Therefore, we advise the lovers oi the dince to be on hand. At Alexandria this Evening.?The Pane* rama of New York City commences its exhi bition at Liberty Hall this evening. Watch Returns, December 19.?Jeremiah Calahan whipping his wife ; jail. Jno. Con nell and Ann Connell, disturbing the peace; fine and costs. A number in for lodgings, who were discharged. December 20.?The only case registered at the guard-house, last night, was that of Jrshua Smith, who was charged with assault ing a female. He gave security to keep the >eace. r VffiK CHERRY PECTORAL.?For the rapid cure _ ' j Hoars,,nes?, Bronchlt: i, Whoopinir tough. AsthiM and Consumption, is universally know^n as thei beat remedy ever yet discovered for everv variety of Pulmonary disease. So.wide Is the field of it's usefulness ***** "m"ron? the rises of its euros, that almostmn *e.-tion ?f the country abounds in person, publiclv known who lia*e been restored from alarming and even "desperate disease* of the lnnjjs by its us* When once tried ita supe rior^ over every other medicine of its kind Is too apparent to es. ape observation, and where its virtues are known the public no longer hesitate what antidote to employ for the distressing and dangerous affections of the pulmonary or mis which are Incident to our clima-e. By Its timely us niany, naj tiniest all attacks of disease upon the Luiiks or thro.i , are arrested and thns are saved many thousands ev ery year from a premature grave. \o family should be with out it. ?n<t t>?>se who oo ntgisct to provide themselves with a remedy which wards off this dangerous cla^s or disease will have cause to deplore it when it is too late. Proofs or the-uprising efficacy of the Cherry Pectoral need not be g^eu to the American people?they have living proofs in *ry neighborhood. But those who wish to read the state ments of those whose whole health has been restored and whose lives have been saved by its nse. will find them in my American Almanac which the agenta below named his to Jnrniah gratis for everv one, ^Prepaied hy PH. J. C AVER, Lowell, Mass., -And Mid Z. D OILMAN", Washington. G. M. LINTHICT'M, Georgetown. MemAm.1 * C?"' Fre,|erkksb?n;, and by all BraggM* dec 17?eo2m rrr"**d7 made clothing for oknti.evkn and >?... ?*nnh?ttred with ta?teand elegance by NOAH W vLKEK k CO., under Browns' Hotel. Their itock eni?'i';ice the Palitot or Surtout Overcoat, Overaarks, sfr:ipe?1 and nejlaece; Talmas, black and blue Cloth Dress Coats Fr- U Coats of all fashionable colors. Cassimer, Business . jit~s, rich \ el vet \ ests. Silks, 4c , black doeskin Oassimer ngure i Caesimer, ami plain Cassimer Pantaloons. For the youth?Jackets, fan:s, Vests, Overcoats, Ac. As they H1, th-ir own manufacturers they ar2 enabled and will sell at the very lowest prices. Shirts of superior fit, Collars, Gloves ries, Ac., of late styles always on hand. dec JO? GLASS.?A large lot of French and Amer ir.in W tndow Glass of all sizes 2 tons Zinc Paint, snow white 2 tons White Lend, pnre, in oil 20 bMs Varnishes, all kinds 20 do Fireproof Paint, four colors 2o do boiled and raw Linseed Oil ?iround Colors, Paint Brushes, Varni-h Bruahea Sash Tools, Putty, Glazier's Diamonds, Ac. Just received and for sale low, for cash or approved notes Z. D. OILMAN, Druggist, t- , . ? . ^ 350,P)4"venue, and 313 Catreet. r rec-h and British Plate Ulass, of any size, furnished at short notice. dec 18-3t rGREAT Ol BE OF RHEUM ATISM.?The Editors of the Richmond Republican, cf Dece'iiber 4th, 185J, say that Carter's Spanish Mixture is no <iua<-k medicine. They had a man In their press roeiu who was afflicted with violent mercortal rheumatism, who was continually complaining of misery in his backs, llrut>? and Joints his eyes had become feverish and mattery, neck swollen, throat sore, and all the symptoms of rheumatism, combined with Nrrofnla. Two bottles of Carter's Spanish Mixture cured him, and in an editorial notice as above, they bear tesllmo. ny to Its wonderful edects, and say their only regret is, that all suffering with disease of the blood are not aware of the existence of such a medicine. Tliev cheerfully recommend it to the public. See their certificate, and notice In fnll arouud the bottle M" AitOTHM Fh s M I c if.?Mr. WHITEHl'RST has.been swarded another premium for his superior Dagnerreotvpea exhibited at the World's Fair, New York. It will be remem bered that Mr. W. received from the World's Fair, London, two medals for his unrivalled daguerreotypes of President Flllmor* an? Cabinet, and Pautiscopea of Niagara Fall*, b>v sides pramtaiBs at all the fairs at which he has exhibited for many years past. This speaks volnmes in favor of his galle ries. Call and have your likenesses taken at Whitehurst's Gall* ry, near Four and-a halt street, Pennsylvania avenue, sep It?tf PALPITATION OF THE HEART, Nervone diseases Liver Complaint, Neuralgia, Dyspepsia, Costiveness and Piles, are all relieved and cured in an incredible short space of time, by Carter's Spanish Mixture, the great tonic and puriaer of the blood. It contains not a particle of Mercury, Opicm, or any noxions drug; Is perfectly harmless, and has ocred more than five hundred oases fr disease. We can only refer the reader to ma cei tlflcates, a few of vti.lch may be found In another column, and all of which ?-?it detailed id full around the bojle. It la the greatest of all Spring and F?ll Medicl.us, s^d possesses an influence over are blood tonly remaraa^ie. *,* See advertisement. WJon 8?it.|.lNST0it receives all the new Books and News papers as ksi as published. He Is agent for Harper's at 1 all the miter Kacuines, and our readers will always find a large aad good assortment of Blank Books and Mtaltonsi y bis Bookstore, Odeon Building, cor Pa. avenue and 4)4 st 1 ? ? ? ? AAUUllCU. On theTih instant, by Rev. Mr. Donelan, JAMES M. \OL'NG ro AW \V., daughter of William B. Scott, Ei<] ., ail ot this city. 0IJCD. On the 18th instant, after a protracted illness, AV\A MAKV, wife oi John A. Moyldin.in theaoth year of her age. 3C?" The friends and acquaintance? ol the family ire respectfully invited to attend her funeral, wtiich will t;?ke place to-morrow (Thursday) morning, at i 10 o'clock, from Rvland Chapel. On the 19th instant, JOSEHH VV. BECK, in the (?lst year ot his age. CC^The friends and acquaintances of the family are r-specttully invited to attend the luneral Irom his late residence, corner of Third and A streets, Capi tol Hill, on Friday, at 'J o'clock p. m. (J GODEY'S LADY'S BOOK FOR JANUARY, 1866, rewired ard for sale at SHILLING'TONM. Godey's Lady's Bovk fjr January u really a mag nificent number Lsdis ? National Magatine for January, 1S55, Is beautifully embellished. Llf? cf Harnum,.writt *n by himself, is very inter es'lcjr. * pnno Harper's Ftory Book for the Ycunir Ruili HhII. By Fanny lfern. Ihe WiieV Vict-ry. By Mrs. Boathwo tb Ueart's Ease. By the r.uthorcf the Heirs of Radcliff All the New Books received as fa?t as published , JOK SHILLI^GTON, '' C >rner I'a. avenue and 4^ street. SOAP STONE GRIDDLES. iVR C-4.W of the a bore indispenmble articles for _ hou?keepers (a? th^y are used without j^retse ot any kind, eon?eq ently no 1 a-1 ta?te is imparted to h- ca?fs, as b the r isa with the old iron gr diles) jus; rec-ited dircci from >he manufsct *.rer^, and lor r*la lts?r- JOi. L. SAVAGE, S?gn of the Large Gilt 8&w, Pa. tv nue, be^?e?n 10th and 11th sts. d?3 19?3t CHARLOTTE & JELLy T lA GAUriEU. I A M now pieparfd to fill orders for this* new and deiici.' us articles oftiesserc so much adtired ior their delicary, beauty aad flavors. 0. GAUTIER, dee 19?3t 953 Penna. avenue. MRS. BANNERMAN VU ? p^n on Wodnet'iay, an Qifa^arortnient of new style Ueaddrtssee bH0 WSrmTFeathe:s Flowois aud I.ibbon, l)re?f|BK^ , **0aps, 8feh Ribbo s, ^nd White Gloves, to wh'.oh ahe invites the attention of tht ladiep ?'a. av., l uoor from 6th sf., < pp. CcntM Martet. dee 19?it* Boarding. BOARDING?Mrs# T5I>n Smith infbrms her frierds and the public, that her large and oom modious house, No. 122, Pennsylvania avenue, ad jo ning the M Sere a Buildings," having been thoroughly renovated daring the rummer, ?he to dow prepared to aoeommoiate either families or alng e gentlemen with excellent rooms, aid board equal to any in *be city. Mrs Smith assures her friends that no pal as ?? 111 he spare! to render ail who favor her with their patronage, with the om forts and convenances of a home d*c 19?>t* SOOM8 AND BOARD.?SEVERAL LA ROE AND pleasant unfurnished rooms for families or to gentlemen, with board, will be let at MRS. HALL'S, So. 462 Thirteenth street. nor 29?lm* Wsatft. WANrED-BY A RESPECTABLE WOMAN, A situation to do the work of a small family. Apply at EDW. MURPHY'i, Mrser 1st and 0 sts. d c 20?It* SKRVANTS WAVISD FOR 1855 IN A LEX A N dria county, Va.?The undesigned wishes to hire or the year 1855, st his reaid noa in Alexandria countv, Virginia, a negro Man, Eoy, and Woman. The Man and Boy to be accustomed to form *ork, and ihe Woman to cooking and washing. Compc tent and f itbful servants will find a good home with bim These having such seivan's, which they fieri.-* to bite in Alexandria couuty, will please apply in person or by letter, ps soon es possible, to the undersignbd at tne Star offl ?, Washington city. dec 16?tf W. P. WALLA CH. ANTED?A YOUNG LADX TO ATTEND A Farcy Store m Pennsylvania avenne. The situation will not be p-rnianent only during the busv praprn Kefe ence required ae to respectabili ty, honesty, Ac. Address, with name and reference '?J P It," City Post Offl:e, Washington, D. C. dec 14?tf A 3 TS ?s ? <? liO 2? S.?Thcs ubscriberc art all times in the market buying SLATES, pay lag the highest c&ah prices. Persons having Slavea for sale will pl*aoe C9ll at *242 PRATT STREET, Bal timore, Md., (Slatter*? old ,tr,nd) Slaves takan on beard at 26 cents per day. feb2?ly B. M A W. L.CAMPBELL. FOR CHRISTMAS. A FINE VARIETY OF CARK, (Pound and Plum) ornamented in handsome style. Also, Small Cakes of-11 kinds, together T.ith a Urge assortment of CANDlfS, Foreign 8nd Doirifls te. Having nnnulsctured >h^ atc-ve express'y for the Hr.li'avs, rn> customers, and a:i o'.hers favoring me with a ca 1, can rrlv on gettiiv; a grxwt fre?h article THO-. KCKARDT, Corn -r of F and Nin'h street, (ne*r th? Patent Office.) N. B.?Balls, Parties, and Wed lit gs fumi -hed as usual, at short notice. For the New Year, I will have a splendid assort ment of Reception Cak\ of ail Bizes. dec 18?fit "presents. Mw. GALT & BROTHER wi'l bs opening a daily, until after the holidays, the ricstfst styles of new JfW3lry, Fancy Silverware, and bijou terie of every description suitablo t<*r presents. Their assortment is hirtrer and more varied than ever *efor? offered, and at prices unutualiv Ijw. I urcha era would do well to make their eelact ons early, ani avoid the buftle of the holllavs M. W. OALT & BRO., Pa. avenue, between 9th and 10th st s. dec 18?3t KRISS KRINQLE'S address. THE Ides of December ha- passed, and I feel Inclined to my juvenile friends to reveal A secret which all w uld do well to remember, As I reign tiupTeine but ont day in December. 'Tis this- as sgadn I am forced to f^r-go My annual visit, I wish thim to know That LAMMO -D ho well my defection* euppl'e3 As, r?ally, to fl 1 me with utter surpri e; He ? eem:" to h*ve ransacked creation nil o'er For Christmas oupplies, at his Fevenih st 8*ore. Then tell your pa-as and minnai wh*?e to go?* For LAMMCKD c^n ne'er be excelled, I SN'OW= d?c 18?St PBEPABATION FOR THE HOLIDAYS. TODD & CO. INVITB the attention cf the Ladies to tfc 'ir large stock of RICH FORS, in sets of? SABLE, STONE MARTEN. ERMINE FITCH MARTS'*, LYNX, SIBERIAN SQUIBR?L With a variety or other choice and Rich Furs, com* prising the largect assortment ever offered !n this city. The present is arare opportunity of obtaining these soaso itble Insurer 8t re?fonable prices. Children's Fursin ?-ndlea8 variety, pric?s veiy low. TODD A CO dec 18?Iw Ucder Browns' Hotel. ASTROLOGY DEMONSTRATED. PROFESSOR LEO SOUND continues to foretell a":l particular events incident to human lif?*, surh ag advice given for rhi successful iccompiiih ment cfa wea'thy marr aze, changing or fcusin^s, office, or s'.tuvion, ot friends, riches, pfp^rtv, sulj* lent or d<-ra?nded, frsvfliug, absent pe'Foa^, Ihw sai-.s, fcickn ss, deaih, anl ail coec.tus of life. The Profe?sr r also may be con!,ult?d cn Tali nun's fa miliar Astrology. Term?: Gcn-letnen $1; laa'ea 60 cents; colored people 25 cents each. Madum Rcrsillia may be c nsulted \ y the cards at the same plac>, upstairs. White p?ope 50 cents; colored people 25 cents each. Apply at No. 683 (Astrology over the dcor) corner of C and Twelfth street, on ths Tsland. dec 1*5?3w* MUSIC CARD. SIOBOR. SEVERO STRI9S1, late Prip cjpal Basso of MaJ^ias Sont&4 a id Bisr.opV Opera Company, ha? Ihi honor to announce to the citizens of Washirgton that he wili taiea few echo 'ars in Vocrl Music Terms $40 per quarter; two lessons a week, one hour each. For two pupils in a class at the same time $20 each. Address -Browns' Hotel, and Mr. Davi.-'s Music 8tor?. dec 18?^lw (InM) VTEW1I NEWS !?NO 347 P?*nn. avenue. J.^j Call and see the largest and b^st a?s5rtm?nt of Pound and Fruit Cake ever manufactured by any one estab,i*hment ia t'^is city. $5.0 0 worth o> Pound and Fruitcakes on Nxbibition and sale, with a large stock of Confectionery, Bon Bons, and 8mall Notions, and also upwards of 60 varieties of Sina l Cbkes. Pies and Puddings?Ap le, Cranberry. Mines andCieain Pies; Lem^n, Almond, and Cfcjt nut Puddings. ^ I flitter myself succcssful in obtaining a fiae store in a good sitaation, and with every facility to man ufacture all and everythinnr in my Him, to the en tire satisfaction of those who may favor me with their patronage. My personal attention will be giv en to the iurnkhing of Balls, Parties, Weddings, Ac. Dinner Parties furnished In the best style, on eratp t?rma. Having been se'e ted, from among a large num ber of competitors, to furnish with Oonfec'jonary, Ac, the Mechanics' Institute Fair, to be h:ldin February next, my frieuds and the public general y will th re find as well w- at my stoie. the ho^t the country can prnluce, and on the mart moderate terms. Please call early and leeve your orders. Ice Creams and Jellies always on hud and fresh. J G. WEAVKK, No 347 Pa. avenue, op?. Browns' Iiole'. deo 18?dtJanl DAVIS'S POEMS just received and for sale by ALEX. ADAMFON, on Seventh street, opposite the Post Office. He is sgent for all the Cheap Publications, Maga zines, and Newspapers, Harper's, Putnam's, Gra ham's Magaiines and Lady's Rook at $2.50 a year. London Illustrated News, Bell's Life. Times, Pcnch received by every steamer. New York lierald, Times, and Tribune reoeired every night end deliv. red to subscribers. He keeps constantly on hind a large assortment of Blank Books, Pens, Ink., Pnper, En velope", Playing Cards, Visiting Cardn, Children's Toy Books, Primers, ia. dec IS?1^ "CARD MUSICAL^ THE PUBLIC are respectfully informed that we have this day opened our new and splendid mu sic depot, with a large additional stock of music, musical instruments, and mu ic&l merchandise in general. A call li rmpecifully solicited HILBUS k H1TZ. Music Depot, Star Buildings, corner Pennsylvania avenue, Eleventh and D Streets. dec 11 NEW HATS AND FURS. JOHN T EVANS, Jr., hat? received a supply of the finest and cheapest HAT8, and such a splendid stock of FURS as was never before opened in Waehington. His establishment is alroady known not only 7b the most fashionable, but as deciJedly the eheapetit in the country. All who like to inspect exquisite goods are invi ed to view his slock before making their Christmas purchase. He hss a newly-iuvented machine for measuring the size and t?kicg the form of heads, whith is the greatMt curiosity of the dxy, in its way; as also just he thing for which it is intended. Be sure to call to tee JCHN T. EVAN8'S new stock. dec 19?lw WA.KHIN KB, Watchmaker, No. 330 Pa j? avenue, between Ninth aDd Tenth sts, Wash ington, having a competent assistant, and devoting our time exclusively to Watch repairing, hope to sntlsfy those wh) uiay offer their patronage, dtc 18?71* I I I.\CX MEAT, specially prepared fcr our 1X1 bales F- r sale by SHEKELL BROTHERS, No 40 nppo ite the Oentre Marks". dec!6?<33t OEMEMBrfR, JOHN F. ELLIS HA3 AN IM Jtl mens* assortment of Fancy Goods suitable for Holiday Gifts, which he is selliug cheap. No. 300 Pa. bet. 9tb anl 10th ets. dM 18?tt TV v? A Auction Sales. Br R< H. JIWKbbl * CO.? AmcU LOTS AT AUCIIOIf?A GOOD GHANC1 \J far Sma'l Capitalist*.?To b< sold at Auction, by R. H. Je-rito * Co., on the premises, at It o*el* os FRIDAY, December 92. the following valuable City lots, pleasantly and health'ully rituatod, with in twelve minutes walk of tbe Capitol: Lots 2,3,4.5, 6, 7, and ?, of Square No. 980, be in* corner of Eleventh street eas* and South B st. Th-* Lots will be sola by the square loot. When the original lot is divided, the purchaser cf ths first half will have th j option of taking the second half at the same prite Terms: One-third caih; the balance in 6.12 and 18 months, with interest. A war'anty deed given and a deed of trust taken. The above lot* are eligibly tituatd, on the grade, and are only sold in causequan'-e of tbe proprietor b iogabouB to leave tbe country. Plans may be bad of the Auctioneer*, 317 P*nn. avenue. _ de-19?8t* Foi Sale and Rant. BOOK8TORK ESTABLISHMENT EOR SAI *. J. El Dr-R k CO, corner La. avenue and ?e: eoth ptreets, offer at private fa'.e ibeir e itire stock and store fixtu es, Ac. Tne ??ock comprises History, Bigraphy, Pretry, Travels, Ao., Works of Fiction a great variety, an<J of the meat popular kind, bound and in cheap orm; Bibles. Prayer Books, Portmnnna!es, suitable for holiday presents. Also, a good assortment of Blank Books, Stationary, th. The .'ocatioa i? a desirnble one, and 'he s'o?k is freA and in su<h variety as one commencing busi ness requires. The soak and fix'u_e) will b3 so d separat !y rj together, as can be agreed upon. Apply on tbe premises personally, or by letter J. Ri DM1 A CO,, No. 3 Columb'a Place. Comer La svvnue and 7 th *tre?t Tbe public are requited ta call, where they wi 1 find b oks cheap. dtc '20 ? OR FBNT-A FURNISHED P.OOM in a ho us rccui ied by a pivate family, nssr the Post 0'? flee and Patent effloe. Enquire at No. 401 fi!h st. dec 20-it* 17*0:'. RENT?A COISVENIENT T11REE?SI??&Y Brick, with ten rooms a pa-sage, cellar, an pump of good water, situated on t ? south ei?> of D, between Fourtecr.th and Fifteenth streets. Ap ply at the rear, oi MRS. DOUBLEHAY. dec 19 4t* URNI3HED j*OOM8 FOR UKNT~?Mri O *N-| DEhSOX La'' fivs furnished rooms for rent, sit uatei <n Pennsylvania avonu9,8*eon'i door f'ovn the | Kirkwood House dec 18?St* URNI8HED APAi-.T.MKN"8 FOR EE.T ? A Parlor and two chambers, or two parlors and one chamber?, on the first flxr, and two chamber^ | oa ths second floor- may be had, t-e whole t gether or separately. The location is healthy, convenient to the Capitol, the 1 ot'ls. Ac., ar d has he?n im prove i by slre^t lamp PJeare enquire of Mf. J. P. j Van Ners, en Mi?sou;i a7. bet. and 6th st'. dec 18??? jB RENT?liOUeE, NfcWEY DON Hi UH, 11 \V- | iog thirteen ro:nn, and fixtures for gas, on G two doors *e*t of Eighteenth, one square west of | ths War Drpsrtment Pri;e $325 per annum. Ap ply on Eighteenth, two doors soath of G. dec 16?6t* OR RBflT OR SAL.K.?THE MODERN Four-atory Brick House on Thirteenth sti eet near E, east side. The house is in good repair, dry i eliars, and to a gc-od te lant the rent will be lew. Possession given on the 1st November Apply to oct 30?tf J AS. C. McGUIRE, Auc'r. OOMS AND BOARD.?SEVERAL PLEASANT | Rymi with bo>rd, and a neatlv furnsrhed parlor and bed room may be had at 540 L t-treet, near Eighth. nov 29?1m* FOR RENT.?Tin scacious STORE ROOM cn the | corn r of Seventh and I sheets is fcr rent. '1 is one of the b<?8t stand* far b'J9;n*8i on th* itrcet, | *nd h;is a g<od d:y csl'ar. It has been ueedfor <be I dry goods tusiuen-. aad is r-aJy thrived Apply (3 1 ROTE!WELL A BROWN, Loid-n a avenue, epp^s ;? Bank of Waihington. nov lfe?Foif I" A ROE D WKLLlN'G-nOUSK TO LET?SITU J at'don the ea'taideof ceventb stieet ouedoorl ab ve I street, and only two squa-es from the Patent Office. The house has been built but a f*w years,' is large and ;ommodi us,containing fourteen r . in It is now being newly painted and ptepareJ, at d ! fitted with gas fixtures; ha- a pump with excellent wat r ia th? yard, and cistern water in tue h .U'te, | bath rooms, Ac; a large yard, wiih htuble aud car riage houte. Apply, next door to thp hoxiic, '0 nov 13 eotf A. ROTAWKlL. T furnUhed, and located within five min*te-< wa'.k of the President's Mansion and Treasury Depart ment, 1&1 b^- ch ained by applying ut No. 4510 on Fourteenth, betvuen H and I sts." A'fo one Room, en T^e fch s'reet, between Ma - sachu^ftts avenue and M street north. de: 2? eo'f F~~OR RtNi'?A KANDtOME FUIl'ti OF ROOMgl with b.' &ld. Inquhe at MR?. SMITH'S, 333 Pstre-t. ue^ 14?9aw2<v* EVER^ MAN U!tJ OWX LANDLUitD?T. t Union Tjai.il Ansociatioa have row litlu^raphtd plats of Uniontown, situated oa the Eastern brar.ch j of the Potomac ri?er, dircc'.ly oppofite the Nsv\ Yard, a-jd iuvit the public to examine the s*iz- ut their office. l' !i>?ible Buildiug lxjis, on f?W:uei 60 *iX-t wide 6trerts, frenting 24 I'e t and running bsci ISO fe^t, a_e new cfferwl et the very low pri?e ot 475, paya ble in ?a*y i retail cents of $ia month, ua?il the] v, liol? if paid, vrben a d^eJ ia foe Mmple will he ex ecuted t> e: ch lot holder; a deduction of 10 p?r cent. v. ill he f llow^d to persona ;.ayin? cash. The location is one ot acknowledged healtbfulnes? acd bear,tv, with an abuuiant supply of excellent wa'er. Persona desirous ol prrojiirg a house and lot upon very fcirorahle conditions of paycect, shou'.d make imnifrdiatc ?pp!i aticr, a. a similar op-1 portu- ily will n-jrer again oe present-i i. N. B ?A Irrge quantity of ch?*Piiut po-.t and oak wood t r sa'e che;.p. JOHN FOX, Secrrtary, Office, Ser< t h st, tbove Odd Fellows' Ilall. dec 9?lm IJOR RENT? Posdessicn given immediately--the late office o. the Earning Star, on D St., within fitly yardrf of its junction \>iih Twelith stroet and Pa. avenue. The building is of 1 ?o storie3. The lower story N?ing divided icto three convenient room?, and tbe upper b"iug a large single room. It will afford two oonvenient small shops, fronting on D street, with ample working room in tbe rear. Al so a convenient painter's or carpenter's cr other mechanics' wi>rx nhop a^K-ve. App.'y at Star oiTc?. oct 26?tf OR SALfC.?SEVERAL F ; RMS NORTH OF Washington city, contoiuifl<r from thirty-five 'o one hund ed anl fi?ty acres, convenient to churchfs and fchcols, scd good society, fr m three to six mil's from town. Persoas desirous <*f isaTket, dairy, or firming .'and, would do well in applying to the subscriber, near Bladenshurg. nov24? im CHARLES DIQ0L3 Avery dehrable stork to let?the 6tor? on the east eiie of Eleventh atre?t, one d'x>r north of Pennsylvania av*nu*, lately occu pied by Mr. Dyer bj an auction ani Cimmi?a"p store, irf for ren^ low tc a good tenant A1 o, the Houne above the store Apply to ft A. RANDALL, nov 11?tf Corner Twelfth and I> streets PRESERVES, Jams, Jellies, Mar malatle, viz: Peaches, Quinc s, Dimson?( Bla khjrrieH, Mr?? beriiea and RarpbertirS, and Pine Apple Pre serves Black Currant Jel ics, in half and one lb. jar^ Red do in hslf pt and qt. do Grape, Quince. Crab Apple and Plums Fine Apple and do Mtritalaiea Peaches and Pine Apple, !ncaos, hermetically tmled Jellies Pine Apple, Peaches, Green Gages preserved in brandy TLe-e Fre-trv^s. J-Uies, Jc. a>eof the bestqm1 ity, put up to onr ord r lor our sales. biilKKLL BROTHERS, No 40 opposite to the Centre Market. dec 16?lw _____ MUl BAST, BAbBKR AND HAIR-DEE? a SER, res^-ectiully informs his patrozs and the pubdc ihat he i prepared te do every thing in his l'ue of busings in the best style and with tl least posiible delay. He has employed a number of workman, well known to be competent and atten t ve to business. Call *t the old stand, PennBylva nia avenue, south side, between 12th and 13th fts aod be accommodated dec 18?3t RIVET I' D HOSE. TIK bast Sc-utbera and W'ftern tanned le^thc Is selected and being male by machinery, at Is botn superior audebea er thai ism^de at any 01 her fac .ory in the Uni'ed Siatef. Also, m=>nuftcture? Suction Ilcte, Fire and Navy Buckets, Hose Pipaij,and all ariiclrs used by tire Companies. Two second-hand Suction Engines for sale lew ffM. DUREHART, No. 10 Wat?:r street, bet. Calvert and South, dee 16?71* Baltimore, Md. gpECTACLES A^D EifK Oi.ASSSS, in Gold, Sil ver, 8t:'el, niid shell f arnv, with, convex, ccncive, Perisc pic, ard Para bula GiahSi}?, of beet o!te. Ali o, Gog^lei' and Eye Protectors, et'., ard n*w U as tes put in ?o order Persons in want *>f Glaasr may bff sure to get those that btuefit the eve, at U. SE.MRKN, Jeweler, Fa. avenue, betwsei Orh and 10th sts. dec 3?dtJanl I FINE WATCHES. WISTI <0 reduce my extcn^itw stock of FINE WATCHES, and otL*.r :u uvm?nt8 to purchasrrs. If you v?l-h a gOjJ, warranted Timekeep er at a low pri:e; cal oa H. SEllKKN, Jeweler, Pa. avenue, between 9th and 10th sts. dec 8?iUanl Of rINE :& Auction 8tl*a. *. ?. WE1QHT, A??tlMMr. GKOHOI j OWN I /CHANCERY SAL*-By Tlttoe of i fane of th# I V Circuit Court of tha District of Oolumbia for tbe I eouatr of Washington, made in the mom of Joseph I f and Mary f. Rittar r?. Wm. H. and Horatio Q I (Utter, and dstad November 22, 1854, ve will offer I tor aal% at public awtkm, on TUESDAY, the 2d oJ I iw'SS'l! V*oe'oc*P m, on the premie * I the foltowing valuabU.property in Georgetown : I J Georgetown, fronting I on the east side ot Du;k I ane or Mtrket street 60V I feet, mora or 1ms, and running back, of the g*me I width, ninety-three feet two inches, and binding on I the north on the Canal, and on the south on a f ;ur-1 teen feet at ley, with a twwtory brick warehouse. I 2. Parts of Lob Noe. 40 and 80, of old leorge'own I binding on the eouth line of the alley atorese'd I fronting sixty three toet ten inches, more or la s. on I the east side of Duck Lane cr Market etr et, and I running back, of tte same width, one hundred ?nd I twenty four feet, more or lees; and the northern I part, ta the wi -th of twenty feet, more or less, ? x I tending twenty nine fe?t, more or le*a, extending I twenty-nine feet anl a half further towards Market I space, w.th th? dwelling hiure r f the late Peter L it-1 ter. and s?v*ra' small tenements ? ?f Lot No 80. at the north en st int-rr*otka I of Duck Lane or Market street, with W?t*r street, f'onticg f rty fi-p >?t on tbe f rmer and fl ty ore I feet on the latter, with a two-* ry brick dwe linP. Ternsoffale: Oa'-f'irt t f tt~e pHrohace money I to be p?;d ?n cash, and the re id ue in thr,eeqral| i t* at six, twelre. or cirhfen mntba, to I h* a cured b? a?pr ved notes or b^tids. b^?rir?c m-l tore?t The rigH i- reserved to re sjb, at the purchase I cosf, afte' one wVt nnt coupon his lailiretoc ui I ply *-i!h <h- t rmi of ?-*l* in ore *re??k after s?il? WILL'AM R. WOODWAIiD. WALTER f. COX, 1*JBt;es EDWARDS Whiaitf. d?c ??'.law;!* Auctioned Ry J. C. ncGUIRK, Auctione<r AU TiOS BALK OF VALUABLE AND BE Ml . I tifully B:>ucd London nod ?'her Rock>.- '*? I THURSDAY evening, Dic mtwr VOth. commercing I at T o'clock, nt try Auction Ro-'ms, I 'ball 'ej? a* I invo'es of ch< i<? Hooks coniprifring? Pchoolrraft's Indian Tribei L>rd Fa?v,ii's Works Manning'* Iives of the Speakers of ;he Uojsc oil Cwtnmcns Hume's, Fmcl'ett's and Fair's History of Enz atd, I 3 *?!s.Illustrated Ta^ie'e Iiollv d *nd th* Dutch Columbus and his Companions ? lobtom: h'? Works T gnlh r with a choice lot of Album's, Annua'*. Of I feririrs, Ac, handsomely tound in PapieT Mache, I Turkey, and Clrth. Bocks now open for examination. Terms cash J. C. McGUIRE, 19 d Auctioneer. By R. II. JEWK<Mi * Cn,; A nets I WATCIIBS. JEWELHY AND FANCY GOODS I at Ate ior>.?A r- r chance ie offered for pur-1 chas?Bg ' hrhlmas and New Year Gifts, on WK > | NR8DAY evening. December 20th, at 7 o'clock, at I our AucMon Rooms, No 217, Pa. avenue, we 5>hall sell a '.er?e lot o! Watchcs, Jewelry, Ac., consisting I in port, viz: Gold and Silver Watches and Chains Do Finger Sing', Ear Rl >ga and Drops I To and tilver Peneits, Penholders A Fens j With other article* t -o numerous to insert. I R. H J t! WELLE k CO., dec IS?It Auctioneers, i By B. 8. WRIGHT, Auctioneer. G?org?town. ! I FURNITURE, REAL ESTATE Ac , at A - cM.i ? On THUR-DAY nex?, tbe 21?t in3tant, t 10 o'elock a m, I shell eH. without reserve, at Ibe re lid-nee o f the late Mrs. EIiz-\leth G zlre. ou 5^c-' ond stieet, ih? entiie hcu^et*.Id Eff.cts ?>r> of- ! Mahogany and other Tables j i haiis, Carpets, S5d."boartfj Soil j Ciookery and Gisz-s^.are ' Fetttber H. di, 1$ ds ea-'s Bedding j Ticking GUe es. ttfyts, *q. W?th ih<* upusI Kitoti^n F^rni ure | Ali'->. at 1? o clocs, tbe 1L- u^e and Lot, Let 94 5n Tl?re:dke d's a idition fr -nticg on the coruer I ot Second and Fa-ette s^r-et", Geo g^-towa CO by 140 feet, ?i h the ii3;-rove:aeuti?, being a gocd tv?? atory fritre IIjusj. Terms at s?ile M. S. WflGET, dec 16?4t Au fior?er. Ijl.XTEN-IVE AND EVTRAORDINAKY HALK ot 1 choice and v-luahle Bo.>ks, Stationery, Ac., at ^n"tv>n and F.ivats f*al .?Comuiencir.g on 8aT UiiD/.Y, Decetjb?r 10. at Fit emerald's Store, 474 Pt'DUBylvar.i-t aTenu.%. Mock all new and te'frot, ?llr^c'-fiOa Xew Yirk irnie fa'es, e-cmprising the _ cl oic?f-t and b?st feiecttd ft-'sorrnient (foreign and! domestic) ever off??.d in th;s tnsrke% oonsisting of i I, c a.-8icul. liw, me<ljcal, a&d M?p el nneous Poo^s, ii every d-partment of literi*; tur<s New Books, daily f Ctri N?-w York, Sclo 1 vxi'.lie and j riv te liu srioi furni.hed frcm : ??} t ? 40 per ccut l?-fp than usual rat-i* Billes, I'raytr iicoks. li ? nk Boiks Ac. Albums, Annuals and Holiday Presents, f >r 1656 j Agricultural v?. o:ks, feme ."<U different authors ail * n-vr aal j tv. ular w rk< in p in-. (An ricaa i and Kn?iish; o iai n \>. the sr il and th? mind ? 0 Id ? nd ?m' 1 Pet ol'e^tr* quality Diaries. P;ck t M< m- r -n-lucif, Vor^e Vo.uraies, | Tn- ab ve ;t ck witl be Ofen for exan ini i n aid 1 rivnti .-al - during 1 he dvV, to whica el! are ^?i^prct ful.y iuvi'?d, wLvther thty v,i h to }.ur.:hese or tot. an?? cfifirM atauc.ii.u e'erv tvtnir g until ?he ? cutiro ?tcck stall bs diry.osed or. M D. A rire npaortusji y now off 'cd Srr re-J plenishing librerius wi h clioioe read'ng at liv rat?e, ' for the '.on^c winter tv ni: gs, as all can ic ?-n ted.' Don't forget the pla-.?, at he V ion Br.:-k> t'.r?j j 474 Peornyiva^ia ave .u . H H. JEWE1.LE A CO.. d?c 15 - Ar.cti Hy t U. McQUltwiL, Auctlaacsr, SUfEKB SifiVEN OCTAVE CillG&EUIVG Pi anoforte, Excelh-n" C?ty?ut Ku?-uiture Saporir.r , l>own and Feather Beds. K.-di,in*, Carp<'.:s C'u:.ai; s Gilt frame 5iirrorF, Camag>, ii'.rseb, Bug^y, a ? On TULKSbtY inorning, lec-Ia^er 2!st. a 10 o'clock, a* tiie npiaeuce of Junes Morse, <n the east side o? Twe f h, b-'tf.cen E au l F str<s-c . I prailsvllail hi* t'irr.icure anl Houtcb II h.T cfunprisirg ? Superb swim cc!ave Pian-'forte, by Cuickc.ic^, irr' richly carved ronewo'd c se sly.e Louis XIV. French p!a'." Eae.ntei and fi-r Giasdva, in rich gilt fr!<nie< Suite ot r rtwcoS riuhii i-o:ered pario? furui ure, or.mpri.sing la ii? ir jkc'u h'd pair Tet' a Tete Softs, arm and p?ri<-;- ChKi>a Rosewood ?iid Esyptiaa marbie 'opOiitre aul Side T b!?s Wa'nut Ktajeri'P, ?lu iu Stat d, Bi- o! hu^h feat laccy crm en : re:cptson Chairs Re?utiijl marble and bronze Msttyi Tini*i ie<^ In'ai ' Whist Tables Writing l>c;k, Marb'e V'a is T?-n b.a?id?oEie Oil faiii'lugs, Ku^ravings Superior mtbogai y j iu n c vtrtu rauni lt aiid,; Ch ir Exctll* n* spring se.it L^ucges, Kiay CrtiiirB Brussels and three ply CarpcU, Oi.cloth R-grf Suites ot dsui .sk and L^oe C urtun^, Shades, C?r nice ?rd Fixture? iIaho^at>y Extension dinirg Tatd-, So feat M rblo top irid' b ard, do. Leaufnt D ring Ohairs, Sid? Tables. Lojutes. Eiegari- gold b*nd Dinner Set ichly d crated lea. c IJ^e and v*a. eit .re's Fine Bohemian and ..at Glaa-w,'it Table Cutlery, Ciockr. Ornaments Very sup. ric ; flic* furniture, coiigistin^ of mal?rg. any Bookcarea, Becreiarie.^, L'eska, '?'? r'.ting Tables, Ac Mahogany snd walnut B'dsteads Do and rosewood Ward rote e, \Va_- h^tatd-i Drosd n^c tables, Bureaus, Chairs Very fup?ricr Feathfr Beds, Bolsters A Fiiiows Hair a. d huek Matrcs<?s, Comforts Kxcellen Blankets Coant?rpan s. &?. Brssa tound iilT^r Chest, of Tsa Woo-l Mahogany Crib, Commoies, Mirrors 8t?el Fire Irons, Fonders, Stoves lhr;:e au^eii r Cook Stover and FixtUies C*pp?r Oook ng Utensils, Lefrigerato: s, Ac 'i'ogeth r with a larg*j turn e; of us;fui articles r.ot necessary to enumcrate. At 4 o'clock, in front of th? piemL*s, I shtii foil? A : air of linndror e bay carriage Horses, perLatly broke, snd vers w 11 iu ningle cr d>u'<h> La* ness or undtr the salute Eicelleu: fixarly Carriage and up Bugry, bcilt to order by one of the verjf beet builder* in New Ycrk Single and d uble Harnuss Covers, A.'. 1 :rms : $30 and under cash; orer that s im a credit of 2 and 4 cicnih , for not, a satisfactorily endorse.?, bearing inteiest. P. 8.?The house ia for rent; inquire on ta? prea? L'rt; or of the Auctioneer JAS C McGDIItr, de 5?d Auct4 our. ~ Hy J. C. llc(i(JlitU , Auctioneer. IVVTENSIVE SALE OF COPPER COOilNGl j Otenalls, H'rpeB. Carryalls, Furniture; fltr.t br crder of the Orphans' C-urt ? 0a T II R .-i D A Y I morning, Dyctmber 19ih, at 10 o*ck>ck, in front of! the Auc'icn Rooms. I sha'l re 1 ih? per cnsl iff -cts [ of the lat? A Favier, comprising? A very largo and c"a ptete Mlt of Coj pers. cji-i-IsL ing of Ham. Turbo , Rock (1 h and - cup t o.l ers S4ucepar s. Bv>fn^ for prs erve-, Ac Lirge quautity of Moulds for Jrll es, Noga;s, Sping^ I cake, Ac. Forming th? most complete cet ever i!T r?dlbi! stile in the District Also, two e> ce lent Work il-ca s T*o Carry a'Is and Ham??i Together wi;h a senaral as ..riment of Hvu^ehold ! and Kitch n Furniture. T-rms cash. By order ot the administrator. JA*. C. MeQLlBK, ?'.eo i'2? d Auctiot,o-r. 7f?OLIA.BI PIANOS ?The incrrared df JXh n and at tbe North for H;dle A Davis' beau titul if.0L.IAN PIANOS baslndui-ei uj to introduce I thar* unique instruments in th'a city. A verv m pe-ior one <>f which can now be saen at i>ur Mu ie| Dep >t. UILBUS A H11Z dec lft? TELEGRAPH 1U gijirtrt? fcr Ike tail? Emin? Itar Dettroctire Fire in Hew Ytrk?*o Rivi of the Stna?n. N?w York, Dee 20 ?A fire broke out this morning at en early hour, on Broadway, be tween Howard and Grand streeta, which de stroj ed the whole block, including the City Assembly Hoomf. Christy's Minstrel Ball and numerous other buildings occupied as stores. Ac The loss is immense, but the amonnt if not stated. Nothing has yet been heard of the steamers now over due, and the news is looked for with great interest, serially as regards tbe state of general affaire in Europe, and the effect of sews from the Crimea upon the foreign m *? kets. Ihe steamers expected are the Washington, due here from Southampton with dates to tbe *!h, and the Sarah Sand?, due at Portland, from Liverpool, with dates to the 5th. Tbe steamers expected at llalifax has now been out 11 days and is hourly expected to be heard from. Latch.?Mckinstrys carriage factory, Lj ons magnetic powder establishment, Dans ?:oinb'? t,R dlery, tbe building formerly known ?s Mitchcll'i Olympic, Mix's coach fac ory, Ac , arc among the ruina. A ball aas in progress in the Assembly 11'joig* when the fire broke out. One man is known to be killed, and several ladies are missing, but are supposed to be tale. ISaCONO OB&rATCB | Naw Yokk, Dec. 20?1 p. m.?Among tie suflorcrs by I he (ire this morning were also it eluded Cheshine s glais depot, Wray's wine and fruit ftoro, Co-tar's vermin exterminator, and many others. The Arsembly Rooms were leased by George Miller. Five firemen were killed by the falling walls, and one fireman named Lowrie, policeman McVey, and four teen others were rerioosly injured. The loss is variously estimated with a partial insurance. The Weather at the Noita. PfliLADKLHnia,bec 20.?The weather here is intensely cold. At an early hour this morn ing the mercury stood at five degree above tero. Alhamv, Dec. 20 ?The thermometer at six this morning stood at 14 Jeg below aero, and ai noon 3 ueg. below xero. Teams are cros sing the river upon the ica, which if thick and Him Bostoh, Dec. 29 ?lbs meicury this morn ing stuod at BO degrees above xero. and at Port land 1 degree below. At Calais and Kastpoit 50 and at Bangor 190 below zero. Baltimore Yarket. Baltimore, Dec. 20.?Flour firm, at gS 02. with an upward tendency. Wheat?sales ot 5.000 bushels, white, $2.f2 08; red, $1 92a$2 Corn?sales of 21,000 bushels, white, 84a?6c ; yellow. 86c ?tendency upward Rje, Penn sylvania, $1.25. The markets are firm and active New York Mark&ta Naw York, Dec. 20.?Flour?The market ia firm, with sales of 3,t00 barrels?good Ohio at $3.S7Ja$9.25; Southern is betier, with sales at $8 75&I9.50. Wheat?Sales of Michigan at $2 31, a trifle above last quotations; Western mixed?sales of 12,000 bushels atf I 97a$l 97*. Beef?The market is unchanged, with moder ate demand at previous rates. Pork firm. La d the siiue. Whisky lower?sales at 34c. iino-w ItOthieg Convention Kingston, X. V . Dec 1?A convention of Know Xothingd ie in ?cs.-ion here to doy. with a view r.f organizing tlie Orler in this county. Tho attendance is not very large. Death cf a Judge-Convicted of Smuggling. New York, Dee 19?Judga Orant diet at Oiwe^o on Sunday last. In the United States District Court to-day L. Ileillenth was conricted on a charge ot" smuggling diamonds in the ste.m ship Wash ington in August last. Charge of ? orging 1'HiLAur.LruiA, Dec. 19.?Augustus Bastay has been arre ted here cnarged with c^mrni; ting extoiisive forguriw in Quebec. and is held to await, a requisition under the extradition act. S^x hundred dollars in gold and a largs qmnti'y ot baggago was found with the pris oner at one of our principal hotels Ihe Wreck of the Ship Arcadia Boston, Deo. 10 ?Tho craw and passengers of the Aiiitric .n.hip Arcadia?upward of 170 in number?previously raported wrecked at table Island, were rescued from drowning by one of Francis' life boars. recently presented to the humane efUblislJiuent by Miss Dix The boat, wuh tho lite spparaus?manned by th? Island crew?had to be rowod twenty miles to the scene of the disaster. Two trips were sufficient to take the people off the wreck. '^VitiKTOWA UOKEESYO/iDiHCX. GaoRG?Tow3, Deo 20,1851. Mrs Nancy Craig, a highly respectable and aged widow lad/, died yesterday after a few moments illness, supposed to be affection of the heart, at her residence on Beall street. She was for many years a consistent member of ihe Epueopal church, and was greatly re* 8: ected for her many virtues. ' The Sabbath school of the Methodiet Pro testant cLu ch will give an exhibition on Thursday evening, the 2Mb instant. The programme is interspaced with dialogues and singing, giving token that the exercises will be of a very interesting character. Mr. T. A. Newman, an accomplished vocalist of our city, is training tbe school in the musical exercises for the occasion The weather has again turned extremely cold Last night is supposed by many to have been the ooldest of the season Our river, harbor, and canal are again froien over, suffi ciently thick to prevent boats or vessels from running without great risk and trouble. We learn from Bome of the hands employed at the Little Falls bridge that there is not the slightest probability that the work on the bridge will be far enough advancod before the first of March to admit ot being traveled over. Indeed this will be, when we oonsider the difficulties to be encountered, and the magni tude of the labor to be performed, a very short time in which to ocmplete such an under taking We sinoerely hope that Congress will at an early day make an appropriation sufficient to continue this very necessary ,to the people of Virginia and the Distriot) work entirely across what is known as the low grounds. Without this continuation, oocasions will frequently occur when the bridge will bccome impassable by tbe road leading there to (over the low grounds) beooining submerged by the water during freshets to a depth that preoludes the possibility of vehicles of any kind passing over it. We would advise all those who wish to keep warm this pinching cold weather to cell at once at B O'Reilly's Metropolitan Clothing Store, where everything necessary to make tho nice man externally can be found in great abundance, of the best quality, and cheap as dirt for cash The flour market this morning was firm at $8.75 a $9, with a demand ahead of the sup ply. Wheat?sales yesterday and this morn ing of 6.000 to 8,000 bushels red and white at $1.95 a $2?demand active. Cum?no sales. Oats 47 a 49c , struck measure Wood?pine $5 50; oak $6 50; hickory $7 5<) per cord. Coal?Cumberland lump $6 50; transition ?3 50; white ash and Lehigh $8 50; red ash S9 per ton. Potatoes *1.60; apples $2 per bushel. Fcrk very waree and in demand? sellibg fiotu wag ?ns at $'*>.50 a $o.75. bfccraroft.