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V?. XXIV. WASHINGTON. D. C . TUESDAY. DECEMBER 20. 1864. N2. 8.68t. FOR RENT AND 8AL?L FH>H HKNT-Thfcl l?r(? ?nd ?ont L Wal.uno tlOCS?. oontain?og w ineu ?loue ro*.n?. Ko. iVH PeBU?ylraoia kvunii*. p?: ?irn JHii ?o* M ii eVeete, north mde, Pir?t W?ri, ?od oeitdoor t? Lr Snoot's. Toit houe?? has ? 1 the modera in pvovtmenta. with ga? ?od ??ter comp'?t?. ?ni ?? ?? tua tec io lb? ????? respe tab'? and most e?n trai location in wa?hiug ou. beine alieost i?> the ?rutre of ?I- th* prmcip.-.l QtftWtlt D->p%n in t ?? ?-?l is e ?1? itaMfR ? Bm'.el?? ?'"?'? r?ptJ?ti? or ? flrat cla*e lar?? boarding-rioaee. Hrntiin!) f I ??- p?-r aunein. payable monthly, tu ??? ?ni?* ??*>?????>? i-iim i?g-n?il?t*-ly. None but persons of first-clae* rsapectahill'.y. 9??* ??Stf" lar referer.ee. need apply to P. J B1LLRW * 00.. el? 7 th atreet. three door? south of Odd f ellowa1 D.H._*_ _*el3tf LnR RKKT-An OFFICI. lu a central a?4 ???! I nee? part of the eity. suitable for an attorney cr a r*?pee*a le claim ?cent. A aale; to W. D. HHiBl?.OII)U f the Daily lian. de U tf _/ dR ? BNT -To ?mgl* ?>n'l?men only, in a ?ri G eat? family. '.??? ?*u of fornirli*? BOOME ffoar front ?ed two ba-V ) convenience of ga? and ?rater, ??? minne?' walk from th? Oapuol. Kef ereee?? r? quired. Apply No. 47* ?. ? oorner of D ?ad 2d in._0?cS-tf l?H>B BINT-A Ft'B?lSHKD PARLOR and CHAMBER, o? first rloor, without board. Ho. 410 3d ?treet we?*, opposite Washington ??a??, ?ari n?>ar Peen ?yenne. Apply on ine premi???, d* 9 fi ? x men ???G?GG?8???d?G????~?.-t???? ?J eonveoient ?nd desirable HOUeKa on lita ?treet east. n??.r Pern?yi?ani? ?vpn>ie, Oapi'ol Bill ) ju?t nmithrd. are for ?ale. They are tar?e Morie*, ?itti a two -?? y back building; cellar ???der ib? whole: hall, parlor, dining-room, fir* ehsmher?. lall papered. > kitchen, bath room with n?t and cold wttir. rlnthee mom. front and b*:t ?taira, ta? and gas fitture? throughout, raage? con p?ete, A e . rinj-lnxl in the nest style, on Uie Philadelphia plan, without regard to ei pense. The ears ?ill soon pass along 11th ?treet ?ad it i? bat ? abort dittane* to tboae on Ponnsylvania avenue, with a footwalk the wind* war. It i? the intention ti tni.d one hundred house* daring th* year Wjo. in the ??me localit?, aid from year ta year, aa r?qnired; thu? in r ?bort tiro?' m?kint; it th ! nv>-t deiigbtful part of the city Deed*. ?tana ?*. *o.. ?t ct't of purcka#er. Apply to J F URO WM, dec 9 g?_4*>3 Tenth ?treet. O COMB P<>H RBNT-Thr*? or fotte Purniehed I? GUAM 111R8; aleo, with water and gae,?nd?s? of bata and parlor, for r?-nt to gentlamen. Apply ?t ?'.'OS. north aide of Massachusetts avana??, be tween ?<h nod ?th wtg._dec- 1 tf ^,0B BAL ?- A new three ?tory brick nOTJSB, southwest comer of 3d and Market ?te, George town B. 0..containing 17 room?, with ?11 the latest improvement*, in perfect order, A Brick f table Ire House and ail necessary outbuildiags ?ttacbfd. lioueo 40 by 49. lot ?> ey UO. Price MM??, Terms ?a?y. and possession ?ho? required. for further particular? apply on the ?remises. bot?' Im*_ F?R RBNT-T?o B00M8, ????*?G?G???G,??? ?ble for four gentlemen, and oat 31 Bret Boor. Inqnire ?t 4 37 trth ?tr**t, between O and S ?treeta. weat ?id?._oc 30 AT PRIVATE SALE One DRUG PTORB. Throe HOISES, Three LOT?. PiT? f*RMr?. lnqnlr?at AAJ Massachusetts avenue, near h treet._nov 19 lm* ?p? LBT.-Two i?rge ROOMS, on Pennsylvania J avena?. No. 243. ?uitable for ?tore? or ornees. A ?ply on the premise?,%r at No. 2r>t> H street, be tw^c? wth ?ndiytb._noTSB-tf ? NO G I CI. H? COPARTNERSHIP HKRITOIORB BX Irtint; between Au?usto? Johnson, or .b? city of ? ath-.ugton. lor the first paM, ?nd Prank Binin fer. Ruins V>?tlle?, tu ? AlexanderfS. Gordon, of ew V< rk, composing the ?irin of Bininger ? Co.. for tti* e*e>nd part, d leg business intheeityof Waahaiigtcn. nnder the name of AUeUSTDB JOHNSON h CO., baa been this day dissolved b* mur .al onaent. fir JohrsoD i? alone aathorised to Mttle tne baeiDca? aal ese the came of the l?te Art? in liquidation. Thanking the trade and th* citizen? far th*ir ?eri Uberai p?tiona?e. ?e ask them to extend the ?am? U> the new concern?, both here and in Balti more AC(ii;<sTD8 JOHNSON, PRANK BININOBB, BUPCB WATTtBS, ALBXANDEK B. GORDON. Washington, November 1,1861. R COPARTNERSHIP NOTICB. BPBRRINU TO THB ABOVE NOTICE, WS kav? thiaday formed a eopartaenhip for ?ile tran? ?ctioa of THB WHOLESALE WINB ARD GKXEBAL SUTLER SUPPLY B?SINB88. 1b the city of Washington, nnder the fism of A?G?STCS JOHNSON A CO., At th? Old Stand, NO. a*-9 PENNSYLVANIA AVBNUB. And in the city of Baltimore nnder th? fino, of JOHNSON At BEHR. No. 77 Wk-t Bu.timobk ?t???t, Where our friends and patrons ?ill und a atoek o goods unsurpassed in quality and variety. ACGrsrra jo?inson, WILLIAM BVllR. Washington, N< v. 1. I- ? de?-?'. i BOOTS AND 8HOB3!! OLI) PRICEY AGAIN. F URS? J G ? ? I ? U R 9 ! M HF.I.LER A CO . 49? 7 TH STREBT. Havi? r? dncfd th?? prie?? on t*??*ir entire well ?? wort??.! iuc? of BOO: S AND SHOES, which bring? tb?nj to th?? old time p.-ace prices. Tb<-y ar?? eelliiig? La'.u? htvled Coogrees Gaiter?, at 1130 worth fa 6" Ladies heeled Goat B?lm*rals,atf ?.7S worthf2.7S. k?4i?? l--enchGlo.-e Kid Buckle Boon, ?t ?ISO ?or? f*'<H). L?d:*fc clippers, ,}e'?, On Idr^n's Mimf. iO cts. tu,y ? Copper ti?r?l. e< aM otheri.91. Al e ?? b>-avy B?imo'ale, 99, worth l'i Mac'? b*av> Kip Broe^n?, $\ 75 worth r2 V>. M, u - Hewed ?uc*!e Boot??, 96 worth 98. Mm'k tf-ayy B et? 9l ta worth ??'.. Ani all hie?? oithe b -^t <iuahty dedii??'. M!i??s' ?nd Children? Boot? an t Mi- ???, ?treluewd pri?e?, ?? BBLLBR? C0.49*?7ihatneL ? dot.iB ab? t<> Odd P*-Uowh* Hall Al-- a Tar?e v?ri?t] <rt Truriks, Vklicea, and Car pet Beg-, whit h we v? ill >?1] at oo-it ac liXi Lll; ? CO . 4? -2 7th street, tietwea I) and B strate. J??t rei?? iv*<l ?orae nice litt'? Toy ?.-a??? for II..lid-y Prei-^ntH.at HELLKR?- OO., <ie. ?>lw* 4?9?7?? street. 010.000 wt-r'h o? PUBS for Ladies and Chil dren, no? on band, which ?e guarantee to s?-li 25 r*- cr? cheaper than ?ny other place in the eity. Ladies ?ill pl-??e take notice that these good? ar? cobsigned la a? by th? l?r/-st hons? in Ne? York, and we ar? Vheref re enabled to lell them very cheap. LAN8BURin f BRO ?7 1 and 37* Seventh ?tre?t, dee 3- !m_? few door? ?hove I streut. f CMBKBLAND AND ??????01?? OOAL. LUMBER, ft?., Ae. WILLIAM R. SNOW A CO., 107 Wat-r street Georgetown, D. C, Have ft r Mie ?t Wholesale su i retail, 2,000 Tona CUM BIRLAN D COAL. 1,000 Tor- ANTHRACITE COAL. Also. ? Urge amoaut of very superior Oak. Ai h ind Hickory LUMBER ? f eve>-y description Ail of which ?lllb? no M on rea>?*Hable term? AJ? ordene left at our office or ?Uress-.-d to aa through the Post Office ?ill receive prompt atten Men. WM. R. 8N0W A CO , 107 Water street, _de?f-lra_fteorgeto?n. P. 0. I^RKAT BARGAINS. Prim? *U?ABa, 19-, ?c and r*. New BCCK WHEAT. GOLDEN BYR?P, only $?.? Brst BLACK TB*.only 9! Z"> N?w CITRON. OCHKAKT?and RAI81N8 Chole. Brand? ?AMIl V and KXTKA FLOUR Pr?o.h8l'ICKS ?1 ?in's CANNI* D FrtCITt? 0h< ire MIN<"K MEAT Cl?'e?? TUR ?on PRINT BCTTBB ?r-sh PLATOBfW? EXTRACT.?* ??..? Old BOCBewiN.UHEAT ???! RVK WHISKLY Cb' tee WINES. BRANDIK8 ?nd -B>>AR"-. Pors?lelow. g G? ah? d y? U,f_4 ?? 7Jrt h^t .jiet. D a ad B^ *?\? PENNSYLVANIA AVBNCB. OC) 1 pub* v ulTs:' ? ? R s: ti The ?renteAt iLdn? emente ever known So HA J>. CAPS ..u.l LA DIBS' DRESS PUBS. Cavil ea-'ly and fe?? for your*~lv?n at M O. ?L4DMON * CO '8 ;-'*w Hat. Cap and Par Stor?, No. i ?1 Peni??, ?v., bet. 4-. and oth et,i. 4e? 12 2? *_ PATB PB POtBS ? OIES DE STBAbBURG TUL* YE, Kl? DB VKAI AUX. PETITS POIS, Eie DB VK.iU AC< TOMATES. ?la ?? VEAU A ??"????"??LE TRrF?l'.r DO PERIOORD AD NATUREL. P*TE DE POIKH ?RAS. BIGAPrB TRI'?? KB. '???? ? L HT1LK, Cil A M ?? ? ? ???. ?, , ^ il A URICO G- F.ir ???* bv UAunicors. |m h hcrOHELL, de U Kt Variai nt avenue and itth utr. ?t i 'A?BT0VE;1 UA?hTOVEB. The b??t ?nd nao?t economi al G A8 ? B AT IBO rTOYBo ?ver t? U? marhft. iost r? ?alvVdby B.C. JOHNSON A OO., Saccestor?? to J L. Savage. Penna? Irani? avena?, between ??eS ??_?t? ?nd loth ?tre?t?. A POR 8ALE ???????? l'air of famMy CARRIAGE HoRbUK. 1??"> ?ayt.li? ?o? c?odltlon, ? tei.ti? and w?ll trained Apply 1o W. 0. ??'/IL, i"? Beali ?trett. Georgetown D.C. ?ti* of AM?SEMENTS CANTERBURY HALL. MU8I0 JCANTERBURT HALL.! AH? HAL LICANTISBUBY EALL (UBEAtfEB Loomiaba Ararvi, ?tar Omm f Sixth ttrttt, Rter ?/ National m. M4tr<vohum Houli. die*?* Lia-__~._-ProwLto? Jot-? Hakt- , . ...BtAir. Vmwki Loris 8I0LLO8T?~.~~.^~ .?~~, Ballet Master . J-BH JCercTi-MujuoaI Direetoi romear. ARB every FTqnr this wmr, EVERY NIGHT TH!- WIRR, KVKKY ????t mi? %*??. nTJTOHTNSON'8 trained dogs, train kd dogs, thai s kb dogs, train mo dogs, trained dog?, TRAINED DuGS, THAINKD BOUB, TRAINED DOttS, TRAINED DOGS. TRAINED BOOB. ft-Vr.cTr-dg?d ty tbe prese of Karo?? V> be the most beauuiul and flashed CANINE PERFORMERS CANIN? PERFORMERS CAMNK PKRKORMKR8 CaNIN? PBHPORMKRa CANINE PERFORMERS CANINE PERFOKMEaS *T> r prtienU d t* the aablie. i ? ft.eae^inft?tcf tont pastor. Tory pastor. tony ? AUTOR, TOBY PASTOR. TONY PASTOR. TUNY PASTOR, TONY PABTOB. TONT PASTOR. TONY PAiTOR. THE ONLY COMI 0 PINO XK THE ONLY COMIC 8INOBR TBS ONLY OOMIO FINORA of tlie day vili sin? .11 N1W BONGS. new *ongb. nbw bonos, nrw bonos BUTCBINSON'8 OELBBRATKD DOGB BVTCBINSON'S CELLBRaTKD DOG? BLlCUINSoN'B CELEBRATED DOGS HLlCfllNtjONIJ CELEBRATED DOGf< HTCIIINniN'S CELEBRATED DoGB B?TCHINSONV CELEBRATED D003 DANTE. PIRO?ETTI, DANI J? PIROGKTTR, DANCE, PIROUETTE. and repreteat, with enara* ter. THE OTJRE. MAD. TAQLTONI. THE CIRE. MAD. TAGLIONI, Tilt CIRJC. BAD. TAGLIONI, THE MILR MAN. GARIBALDI, iBR MILK MAN. GAB1BALDI, 1HL MILR MAN, GABIJ' AlUI. GIRL DRESSED IN BLUE, GIRL DRKSBhD IN UI.L'JC, t-IKL LRES?JtD IN BLUE, ONE OP THE ???? GUARD. ONE OP TUB BOMB OU iRD, ONE OP THE ROUJE GUARD, ??? JOCKEY. HURDLE RACING, TUB JOCKEY. UCUDLM RACING. THE JOCKEY, HUROLERAOINO. witU innumerable OTHER PERFORMANCES urilKK PERFORMANCES OTllhU Pi.Il! 'ORM ASCE* I ??t.G before exhibited io this country Pirn week of Meure. MCRRAY ANO HCTCHIN-O?. ill KkAY AND HCrORINS <N. Ml KRaV ANu hotomi?bum. MURRAY ANI' UUToIIINS.,N. tLe frett.it GYMNASTS of tb. d?r,?itb the ?Dtire Star C:np&ny LotA outf^r our CHRISTMAS PANTOMIME. CHRISTMAS PANTOMIM?, OBBIBTMAH PANTOMIME. CHRIHTMaB IANTOMIMK. christmas pantomime, ciihistmab pantomime. CBBIhtmah pantomimi?. CHHISTMaS PANTOMIME CMRlSTMiB PANTOMIM K. CHRlfTMA?* PANTOMIME, OBR1&TMA0 PANTOMIME. IT WILL COST OVER fl.OOO, JT WILL C'MT OVJBR f|,?tiH., IT WILL COST OVKR *| OOO. ?G WILL COSI OTO S? ,000. ALL NTW TRICKS ANT) NEW SCENE*? ALL NEW TRICKB AND NRW SCENA?, A! L NHW TRICKS AND NEW SCENES ALL NEW TRICKS AND NEW BORNER A GRAND MATINEE A GRAN? MA INEE A GUANO ??????? For ladie. ?very BATWRDAY AFTERNOON. SATURDAY APTRUNOON. Tb. ??Tf ?te?t D.nsenee of the world will appear in s few day*? M'LLE ANNETTI GALLETTI, m MLLE ? ? NE'i ? GALLETTI, MLLE ANNETTI ? ALLAT ?. NKW STARS EVERY WEEK. NEW STARS EVEAY WEEK. THOMPSON AND KKRWfl. THOMPSON ANO UK ? ? S. TUORP.-ON AND KKRNS. the two create*'. 8CN? AND DANCE MEN fcUNG AND DANCE MEN in tLe profereion, will shortly *pp* ?r. A ? , DKLYBANTY AND WARD. DELBHANTY AND WARD, DELKBANTY AND WARP. CHAMPION CLOG-DANOERX ( 1! a M I? ION OLOG DANCERB of Amere?. ??,?? rh.'len?? .lw.ys ope? b. the .b.v. ?re tb. bet in ???????. ON MONDAY' ? CHRIbTMA? DAT.) ATTCRN0ON PERPOKMANCE, AFTERNOON PBBFORMAMOE, AtTERNOON PERFORMANCE jth>: *? ruf two f. ?. AMUSEMENTS. ?JKO>?kK'a? TRIATER. Feansylranl? Ar.nae. Bear WRUrda Botel. Last week of the Great Lyric and Trade Star. VkBTYAl 1. TB? MaGMI 1CBNT, at gagement of the celebrated RAVEL MARTINETTI ???G?? of Pantomimi*'?, Gymnaste Aihlet???, A3. TBIS EVANIMG. will be presented ibe celebrated new play. GAMBA;TBE BBBREW FORTUNE TELLER Pr-Tioue to the play. MONS. 1'ilL MARiI NETTI will appear in hie great speciality uf th ? FlTIN? TRAPE7.E. After the p!?y AUSANO DIVERTISSEMENT by Hie Martinetti Troupe, concluding with T?R ROMAN WRESTLERS, by Mestre Julian and _Phillinpe._ Ft? KITE iVMW THKATKR. Ten'Ji ttrtiu at>ov4 Ftn%$yivama avenu?. r.Btinuanee of tbe BRILLIANT AND SUCCESSFUL ENGAGE MENT Of the Distinguished Aro? ri can Actress MR?. D. P. BOWERS, ' who wHl repeat ???? TUE8DAY EVENING. Dec. 20. her pverlees creation of LADY ACDLEY. in the Thrilling play of LADY AUDLEYH SECRET; Supported by Mr. E. H ? RINK. and th? enti re company. TBURSDAY-Knowles ? celebrated Play of THE HUNCHBACK. Ju'i?..Mrs. D. P.Bowers In rehear?.1, LADY ISABEL OF EAST LYVNB, Aleo, a dramatisation of TenneyHen's Pcm, entitled |_ENOCn ARDEN,_ THJE OXrOKD HALL OF MUSIC AVL? PINACOTHKCA, Ninth street, fronting oa Pennsylyaala ?Tenne TBE ONE! THE SOLE I THE ONLY' GREAT MAMMOTa INSTITUTE! for the ?urniehing of pure, legitimate, enjoyable amusement?the first in the werla 1 Freeh Attraction*? NPW atari II Every night this week? *" " MISS KATHLEEN O'NBIL, MISS KATHLakN O'nKIL MISS RaTBLEEN O'NEILi TLe Great Ir im Comic VocaJiet, * who will sing ' That Young Oal from the Coun try,""Bidoy of Bligo.""No Irish Need Apply" and twenty other?, carefully svleoted from her in exhaustible budget. Fust appearance of TIM HAYES. TIM HAVES. TIM BAYE8. Champion ringle Clog Dancer of the world. wbr.ee chal'enge for BEH none baye yet darei to aecepi Se?? ?. Y. Olipper. M'ME MAR/ATI 1 and MONS ANTONIO. The Grand Ballet Troupe. . ._ ? .and forty other Performer?,, sppear nightly, forming TbeComninaGon tronp? of the age GRAND LADIES" ?? ???? EVERY 8AT?BDAY. dl9 lw 8>EIGIlTi NEW CHICKERING ft RON'd >E1GBT< PIANOS _ji J ? At arrived and opened tod speetion. Beauties for holiday* KJFI1 *>>??? Jn.?t arrived and cpeoed ? day for ??-|????? Q JPIAN08$ Made by S. T. Gordon A Co., New ??PIAN08? York. FTNBi PIANOS made by William P. Bmer INE<, sea. Four PIANOS made by G. P. Guild A. Co. Two PIANOS made by nallet, Dayls A Co. Four PIANOS made by I. A 0. Fischer A Co. One PIANO made by A. H. Gale ft Co. Several good second-hand PIANOS, These ?re old and reliable makers, and we warraat ev-ry in Btrameat we *ell. Old PIANOS taken in part payment for aew. Liberal allowances for ca=h. Sole agent for B. D. A H W. Smith's popular AMERICAN ORGANS and MEL0DE0N8. Also, large Btock far holi leys, of Guitars. Flutes, Violin?., Accord?ons. Gift Music Book*, Toy ?a t-trunient?, fine Piano Covers and Stools, new Mu nie, and every article to be found in the Music bu*?!"*"?"? ? JOHN F. ELLIS, '?<>?? Penna ?venue, near l"th st. 306 do do do de 17-ft 30B do_?1?_do_ j? L~0 ? ? I ? G ! I respectfully announce to the citizens ?ni stran eereof the District that I have now on hand a fin and complete assortment of FALL AND WINTER CLOTHING, of weich ? t.ill enumerate a email portion - OVERCOATS. Bleck, Blue, Brown, Drah, OhtnehUrft, Frock and Sack, French, English and American; Bearer et all colors. CwATB. A beautiful assortment of English Frosk ani Sack Doable aed Single Breasten VV ?iking Qoat*, to ff yther with a large variety of Caminiere Basi nera Suits. My goods are all made und trimmed in the latest New York styles, and cannot be excelled in this city. Persons who *i?h to pnrchase any Beady-male Garments will find it to th?-ir advantage by oalling en me befare purch? sing elsewhere, a-* thoy eil get Bne goods at low price?. A. STRAUS. Pa. ?Tenue, between l<Uh and nth str'ets ; dJ6 3t' also, at 17*? Pa. av., bet. 17th and 18th st ? ? BURDKTTE'S. ??. 331 SEVENTH ST BETWEEN I ANO K. Can be found ?n imminse Stock of DRY* O00D3 0)1 all kinds at very luv*? prie-? tor the ti rae.?. He ? ??ties to cull special attention t ? th? folio w iig: Fit? Plaid PopUa*. Plain Em ? essCiotM_ >>????.tifi 1 goody,? I rasen Merinos in all the de sirable color*, WQ pjacea Panes Delataos, very rich i-t?l^-j. so pieces Ballard-vale EUtu ein. the Beat gi'ode to h<? bnd. ?? pie'e?! fcenvT Shaker Flannels; also, Oper? and ranci Bhlrtia? Flannels. W. w BURlrBTTE. Bo.361 :th et . bet. I and K. CARPKTING8 AND OILCLOTHS FROM AUC TION. A large steck of Carp,-tiogsodOflelotha,cheaper tlianth.-y c?n be heitirM in NV# York OLOAK?-CLOAKS-OLOAKS. 1? CI' tli Cioa.8 and Coats, to he sold of! at re duced pri?e*. A large stock of all th?* choice makes of bleached Cotton?, sm h as Now Y'otJ: mill*, Bat-s'.i mil s, Watnsntta mil h, Ma?onriHe, White Rock, A'_id ro*cocc*n, Forrest-dale, A e, tri. Together with a complete st^ck uf Balmorals, I'oop BS'it?, Embroi'leriei*. Worsted Goods, Hum r ?, G li ??? ?. e .iti?, ?? of which ran be found at Bo. 851 7th stroet, ?i !.. - en I and K. dec 17-lw _._W. W. BURDKTTE TUtlili 18 NOTHING LIKE LOOKING AROUND WHEN YOU WANT TO BUY A HOLIDAY PKESJiXT, And while yon are looking take a look at RUSSELL'S BOOKSTORE, ." ?? 7th street, near Peaagylirania avenue. And see the LaTgeit, Most Varie-i, Rich st, and Cheapr ?t stock of PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS WRITING DESK8, I s'lie?' Work boxes and Dressiog Case?, Gentle men'* Dreeeirg Cmp?, Ledits' Companions; the Poets in line binding. GOLD PENH AND PXNOILS, PENKNIVES, Cigsr <- aee-. ??>???? in be>'t binding, Ac. MakeanttTer t'or the artiete you want, and you ?ball li?ve it ??thou' regard to cn-t. We are selling everything i?? this store eheapsr th?n any lOace in the city. Be"?? mber, G RUSSiLL'? BOOKSTORE. 7th street, betwet ? Penn. s"ena<" and D street, Cndei Arena? BsKjp, P. B.?Jnst received ? flr.e ccl'ention of AJ.>il riren'sBook?, Building blocks, Lill's Hlocks of A ? 0 Game. A e._dee H dtJanl ?ED COMFORTS 1 A B1 BED C0MF0RT8 ! Th<> snbseribers bave yost reeeired a large lot of ? Bid Coml'-rt- direct from <he m.uafactururs in * Bouton, wbirh tbey will sell at much leeathah they ?sebegt^ter upfirnow Alen, a full a*eort-ae'nt of Dress Goods. Cloaks. Mfcawls. Oaaeate. Oilcloths Ac.,on h.nd. which ?111 be sold under the market pri?.. to reduce rt^kj ^f^gg, ff. A 16-St*_Corner 80 h st. ?ad Pik ?t. NOTICE-AU WATCHB8 ?ad JEWERY I.ft a< my store six mr.atnH ?go for repairing will be told, if no*, called for by thai.lof.Januarr. BARNETT BEHRENS, Watchmaker and Jeweler No. 460 ??. ?t? _jl.ee Mb* _ Washington, D.O. \??. KNABE ft C?^GOLD MEDAL PIANOS. The ?ole Agency of thlseeleb -?ted Plaaof is at ho. 4Bt* nth st. west, ?boy. P?. av.,1 where tbeyeen be hired or purchased ?t ?ceomo? d.Uag terns. Second han? ?'ano? haaght and ?.?,? ID ri ebani e lev aev ones. ^31 ?odl?? Er 0. M CBBNBACn. CORPORATION AFFAIR?. CoTjwciL ???????????,December 19? Board of Aldermen.?1 Re Hoard met at the n - nal boar, tue GG?-?idfiit (Mr. Brown) In the chair. Pr?s. ent? Messrs. Plant, Utermeble, Barr, Pepper, Brown. Lloyd, Lewis, Canfleld, Nove?, Me Oathran aia Torten. ? communication was received from the Wujcr approving tbe following acts :?An act amendatory ol au act authorizing the lay ice of water main?, (approved Nov. 7, IStM;) autbor iz :ng the laylfcg of a flag footway on tbe north side ol t street south, aerose 4), street west; for making a gutter across 3d ?treet east, on tbe south side of ? street seutb; to lay a water main in certain street?; making an appropria tion to pay tbe judgment and coats against tbe Corporation in tbe case of Henry Turner y?. the Corporation: joint resolution repealing tbe joint resolution ? relation to tbe improvement of F street, (approved Noy. 7, 18?;) joint reso lution in relation to registering licenses; to re. pair D street soutb, from New Jersey avenue to Cnnal street. Alo, one in ?newer to tbe resolution of the Board of Aldermen of the 12th inst, informing tbe board that there baa been paid by tbe Cor? poi .violi ot Washington for expenses incurred by tbe Iit'TV Court during bie olticial term to date the ?um of -?*,???, under authority of ibe thirteenth section ot tbe city charter of 1880, and the act o' the Councils approved Oc tober ?, ?^,?. Ordered to be published witb tbe procc edings. Also, transmlttfd the following memorial from Wm. A. Bradley, Esq., president of toe Franklin Insurance company, suggesting cer tain modifications in the. laws of the Corpora tion governing insurance companies Oregps ofFhawklin Ij?sttrakcbCompaicy, W a?uim.ton, Lee. 19, 186?.? To the lion. (Ac Mayor, Board of Aldermrn and Hoard Common Council of Washington, D. C I am directed by tbe Board of Directors of this company re spectfully to inform you that tbeir taxes for tbo correct year, as per account rendered, airount to flic, and greatly exceeds tbe sum lej ali ? ??? mandatile. This fact was not known to us until the Board of Appeal had closed their duties; and, on inquiry, we were informed that there was no remedy tor this overcharge rave in the action of your honorable bodies. and respectfully ask lor your early re'ief in the premises. WBJla t on this subject it may not be consid ered irrelevant to say that about twenty foreign lire insurance companies are licensed to trans act business in this city at the mederete charge of 81011 per an i. u m each. This company paid, in 186-1, about $90 be yci.d their liability, and for the current year ?!5? is demanded, being in error 02*0. Tbe Firemen?' Company pays Sluti. We beg. leave to express the opinion that it a inconsistent wilb justice ibat our own eitteetta, and whose investments in our city debt are very large, sbculd pay a tax from two and-a-half to four times as great as is now demanded from stran ger companies. * Tbe equity and justice of placing our own city companies on a footing of equality with foieigu companies is so manifestly proper tbat we cannot doubt your laborable action on the subject We, therefore, respectfully ask that license be granted to us to transact our business at SUt! per annum without other demand for doing so. Respectfully submitted, W. A. Braulet, President. l?eferTf d to committee on finance. Also, transmitted tbe annual report of tbe Board of Trust?e? of Public Schools with a resolution of tbat Board requesting tbat '2,(?jo copies of the same be printed, by order ot tbe City Councils, for tbe use of tbe Board and the City Councils, referred to the oommittee on publio Echools. A communication was.received from the Superintendent of Police and Fire-alarm Tele grupb, askirg tbe appai?tment of au Assistant Snj-erlntendt-nt and aha?? operatore, die penEing with the battery roan, an operator to act us such; referred to the committee on polle?. Mr. Oanfleld presented the petition of Wra. Ready for relief in consequence of injuries on the r. if tit of October -J4th laet, received by etep piiig oft the unprotected abutment at tbe bridge on H street north,'near Uie Government Printing Office, accompanying which was an affidavit: referred to the committee on finance. Mr. Pepper, Irom the committee on Improve ments, reported a bill to grade and gravel Itn em et east, lrom East Capitol street to A street Lortb, and ashed its consideration: passed. Also, a bill lrom tbe lower Board for work done on tbe north front of square lofi; passed. Mr. Turton, from the committee on drainage, Ac. reported favorably upon Oouncil bill to la? water mains in 4th street west and ? street norih; pasted. Al=o, favorably, a h:ll from Iow?r Boaid to lay waur mains in oth street west and New York avenne; passed. Mr. I'termeble, from committee on police, to wbom was referred the petition of R. J McKim, corresponding secretary of the P?nn fjlvauia Fr-eer.mens'Relief AssoetaiaoS, con cerning a frame school house erected contrary to tbe Corporation law, being too near brick 1 roperiy, repostad it back and ashed that tbe CvinnittM be discharged; and tbe discharge vas granted unanimously. Also, a current resolution from tbe lower Board for lighting the city witb gas, und asked Uie discharge of ite committee, to ordered. Alec, the joint resolution inquiring wbetber persons having stands in the hotels tor the sale of segur?, Ac , were subject to the laws of the corporation as are tbe same class ol dealers elsewhere in the city, and reported tbat they ? weie so sutject. Alto, a cemmuuit ation from the Mayor in relation to tiit? appointment of Police Magis trates; committee discharged. Mr. Utermeble submitted a hill repealing the acts ol January <; l?G'2, ami March 1,180% In relatlou to police constables and magis trates; it proposed to abolish tti ose otri ces and cr?ales Ibe office of au? auditor of accounts, Ibe fciune to audit tbe accounts of the corpora tun, with a ?alary of 91,00(1 per annum, re lentil to committee on finance Mr. Ptppcr, lrom the committee on improve IBtnts, leported favorably a bill to txtend the sewer ;n the alley iu Square 1.9 to its southern U ;m;BUi?; parsed. Mr. Noyes, from the committee on schools, reported ia\ oTably the bill ior ihe removal or the old school house on the corner of 5th street east and ? street south: passed. Ako, from same cqmmittee, reported favor ai ly upon the nom ?nations by the Mayor tor trustees and ncietnry ot the public school Uoard, and asked tbat ti?? nomination 'or treas urer be Inni over; cai... if, an;! the nominations recomo ended were nuanimonfciy continued. Mr Lloyd submitted a resolution requesting 'be Mayor to have erected lamps and lamp posts at the corners of L> and loth streets south: :?> ?t vth and 1> streets sontb, and 13th 6treet vi si, between Maryland a\e?ue aud R street ?onto; passed. Mr. oanfleld stated that the delegations from the 5th and otri Wards bad not yet received a reply to tbeir letter, In relation to a r?solution of tbi? Board, from the school trustees of tbe 3d district, ar id consequently were unable to repon, but iioped to be able to do so at the next meetisg ot the Board. The "Journal of the eist Council?lWil?M," neatly printed by MeEsrs. Gideon <fc Pear.-on, vas ? ? esenti d to the mein bere of the Board, the secretary and reporters. The President of the Board read a communl ca:ion from the Water Registrar, Randolph Ccyle, Etq?, concerning which communica tion Mr. Tniton submitted a concurrent resolu tion caring a special meeting of the two Boards r.ext Ttuisday evening, to consider matters ptfrtaiDtM to the. Water hoard; pas.sed. On motion, the Board adjourned. Ci-mmon Council ?The Board met at the usu al hour, Mr. Lloyd (president) in tue chair, ?nd all the members present except Messrs. Miirvir.g and Wilson. ? In tbe absence ot the secretary, Mr. S. V. No>es was appointed pro tern. A communication was received from tbe Mayor announcing his approval of tbe follow ing acts : Naming the space formed by the in tersection of ? street north and Massachusetts avenue; making an appropriation for Center Market; increasing the salary of tbe Clerk or tbe Northern Liberty Market; making an ap propriation fer placing an iron railing in front ot portions of the City Hall; te increase tbe compensation of tbe assistant clerk in the Mayor's office; for gravel tootwalK on I street soutb, between 9th and Kith n* <*eta east; 1er contingent expenses of tbe Board of Common Council; makir.g an appropriation for the u-e of tbe Center Market; to license recruiting and substitute agents and runners; malting appro priation ior tbe repair ot water pipes; for tbe employment of a male teacher in toe male In termediate acbool, third school district; to provide for he appointment of certain officers of tbe Corporation; topare a new cotter in tbe First Ward; to Increase tbe salary of the water tapper; to provide fer a efertain deficiency; to pay expense? of ape ial election in tbe Sixth Ward; to taJus up and relay croas-gntteroaTth and I atrte'-fc, for laying water mame in certain streets; for water main in a portion of Retreat north and 5tb street to I street; for relief of John ? ('tintine- .? and Joba ?. Thompson; lot relief of James A. Kennedy. Al?o, one in answer to a resolution, stating that 10 pauper from the county haa been ad mitted to trie Asylum on permits from tbe ? Mice, excepting two or three email-pox pau pers from tbe vicinity of Camp Barry. Also, a com m an ? cation from tbe Register, reporting since hla last report the amount of appropriations to be *?:>< t ?? 53 Alto, on? from tbe Mayor, inclosing the fol lowing communication irom the? Secretary of tbe Public School Trusses, in answer to a fee? olmien of tbe Board : Washihgtos ??tt, D.Ot l>c. 10, l??.?Bis Honor Ike dfayor.?Sir : I aav? the honor to retnrn the resolution of tbe Board of Common Council, adopted on tbe 5ih instant, which yon referred on tbe PJth for my report, and to state tbat, not baying the data in my possession to enable me to furnish a reply, I submitted the matter to the Board of Trustees of the Public Schools at their meeting on tbe nth instant, and they advised ma to state in reply tbat there are no children of tbe class indicated in the resolution in tbe public schools of this city: that upon applications for admissions into tbe schools, it is always a leading question win the trnstees whether the parents or guardians of applicants are residents or not. Ver ? respectfully, your obedient servant, 11. F Morsxi.l, Secretary, A - Mr. Ferguson offered a resolution referring tbe subject to a special committee of ou?? from eacb ward, wftk Instructions to ascertain if there is now, or has been, any violation of law regarding tbe admittance of children of non residents Into tbe public schools of this city, to tbe exclusion of children whose parent? are citizens, and report by bill or -otherwise. Adopted. Tbe Chair appointed Messrs. Ferguson, Moore, Lamer, Peugb, Rheera, Ruff, and Walker Mr. Peugb stated that In the debate upon the F f '.t? el resolution he was in error as to what he remarked in relation to tbe grade, having bad before him an incorrect profile, and he de sired to state, after an examination, bhat noth ing he said should enure to the prejudice ?? the Surveyor in any manner or form. Mr. Ferguson Introduced a bill to grade and gravel E street south, from '2d to -itii streets ?Rst, which was referred, as, also, tbe petition of the Board of Assessors, asking an increase of pay, presented by Mr. Larner. The following were presented and passed :? By Mr. Lamer?Petition of J. H. Thomas and others, with bill, for water main on V.h street, from New York avenue to ttth street. By Mr. Stephens?For tbe relief of the deserving poor, appropriating S3,?Cu for the purchasing of fuel. The Chair laid before the board a protest from Mr. Benson, of tbe National Hotel, agaiust so much of the bill in relation to the observance of the Sabbath as provides for tbe closing of barber shops, and also a protest against the same from Messrs. Heard, Parke, Helbey and Lawler, barbers at the National and other ho tels. The barbers state that they sympathize with tbe traveler who arrives here on tbe day designated, probably after days and sometimes weeks being upon tbe trip. He is tired and un clean. He cares not for church because he cannot get cleaned: and he has to wait until the next day before he is as man sbonld be. He feels as it be was in an Inland village. Tbe subject was referied to tbe special com? muukation of which Mr. Peugh is chairman. The following were reported from commit? tees:?By Mr. I .at tier, (improvements, ; resolu tion requesting the Mayor not to allow any stones to be placed in gutters than are actually necessary, but to cause wooden bridgea to be placed at tbe crossings, adopted; advisely on petition of Jacob Fleische!, committee dis charged^ take up and relay gutter on north side of H street, from 17th to l-th street; passed. By Mr Kelley, (claims,) relief of Robert Werner; passed. By Mr. Stephens, (police.) for relief of ?.. R. Sparks ft Co., allowing them to erect a private lamp: passed. By Mr. Moot?, (drain age,) authorizing the laying ?f certain water mains. By Mr. Ferguson, (asylum.) Aldermen bill granting additional power to tbe commie ??oners of tbe asylum adversely; committee dis charged. Mr. Ruff (claims committee,) reported bill to pay to Charles Walter premium ?at two re cruit* enlisted in the navy for two years. Mr. learner stated that it tbis hill was passed the door would be opened to numbers of oth ers who had the same kind of claims. 1 be l.-.ll was recommitted. Mr. Walker from the comnaitteeon wharves, reported abili making an appropriation In'?! -.i the baibor luiid lor the removal of sunken and abandoned vessels obstructing the harDor. Mr. Wright stated that in some instauces the barbor was not obstructed, but it was private property, and moved an amendment that no ??t???? of tocb appropriation shall be expend ed in removing obstinations from tbe vicinity of private property, which was accepted, and tbe hill passed. Mr. Peugh offered a resolution requesting the secretarne of tbe Boards to have the billa pa.'sed.engroesedand transmitted to the Mayor on or t-'fo?e the Thursday foil'' wing the pass b>age;adopU-d. The fcliowinc were received from the Alder men: Bill creating the office of Secretary of the Water Hoard witn a request for a committee of conlerence; granted, and Me ers. Moore, Wright and Ward appointed: bill increasing the pay of the Assistant Clerk of the Ceuter Maiket to f?C0; passed; lncre;islng the pay of the tax clerk an? book-keeper to 81,500: passed; substitute foi Council bill increasing the pay of et?cers of the Asylnra: passed. [The pay of the intendant is lixed a?. SoOU, of tne physi. ciar. Ffr'tJ. commissioners s??Oo. secretary BE10:] j< iut resolution forau adjouruineui. to Thurs day evening, 5*2d instant: amended by inserting 26th instant, and adopted. Tbis resolution was returned to tbe upper board, but before it reached there it had ad j ? rued, and therefore the Boards stant? ad journed to Monday night next. The C \pe ok Da. Keashv-The trial of l?r. J. B. Keasby, surteon to the Board of Kuroll ment of this District, charged Wim being en gaged in procuring substitutes contrary to the act of Congre**, with wilful neglect to make laiibful examinations and true reports of par eons presenting themselves for substitutes and recrultgi and 1er conduct prejudicial to good order and military discipline, was resumed vesterday morning at the court-martial rooms, No. 1?3 O street, betweeu lilth and ".Hith streets The following testimony was received: Dr. Gtorgt E. H'wdfoury, recalled, and testi fied : He usually examined up stairs, and the acensed recorded. [The witness bere produced the order de tailing him assistant surgeou to the Board of Enrollment: aieo, the order relieving him from duty at the Board ol Enrollment and ordering him to return to duty with bis regiment. J Counsel for defense here presented a certified transcript of a letter written by Captain Put i.nm to Provost Marshal General Fry, asking the appointment of Dr. tf. E. Woodbury to be assistant to tbe Board ol Enrollment Jtf.n H. ?Vtmmejr, sworn for defense?Wit ness waa appointed treasurer of the Citizens' Bounty Fund Association list November one year a?o. [Tbe witness was here shown a paper which be reeognized as a list of recruits put inti $ ervice by the committee of which he was treasuier, and which he received fromGaptaiu Henry Scbeefa.] Witness was in the habit of pntllng money in the barde of Captain Scheeu for these re cruits: also gl ? leg drafts for lurge amounts: rend ibe name of Wm. Johnson; also the name of Wm. li. Johnson,as appearing on the first ebt et; and that of George Bryant on the second sb?eL Thona* X. A<iamt> recalled for defense ?Was e ?? -ployed in the office of Provost Marshal from lust May to sometime last month, as enrolling oflicer; was transferred as clerk to the surgeon during lnst month; tbis was on tbe first floor; Dr. Woodbury was examining substitutes and recruits; the accused examined drafted raen exclusively while Dr. Woodhury was there; witnesB recorded, he thinks, all tbat were ex amined by tbe accused except one; never heard the accused in conversation with dratted meu about going to his brother for substitutes. To the Court : ?Has never beard drafted men reierr* d to Charles A. Keasby, by the accused, lor substitutes at any time. Henry A. Scheetz recalled for defense.?Rolls shown bim, wbirh he recognized as tbe roll or recruits put in by the committee of which Juo. H Seromes was treasurer. W itness was referred to the name George BryBEt, and stated tbet be paid the premium to George Bryant himself : the premium was paid for William H. Johnson, by him to A. O. Bull: that of William Johnson to himself W itness \w as here shown a book which be said* contained the record of every recruit ac cepted or rejected in tbe office; it was Dr. Keas by's hook; the ma a who presented himselt re ceived the premium himself, and the word ??self ?n?ant ne was presented by himself; the word self u?eant tbe same in regard to tne entry of George Bryant; the accused was under the ?OBtrol o? witue?? during the time keu. ~^=. be eJeray? performed bio dati?? correan ? re tbe examination ol drafted men; doe? not t?tait mere w?- any partiality shown by tbe "ttt???? m examining recruit? presented by hie broto<r or any one e>?e. To tbe Court:?Witness ?peaks from what appears on tbe book; be? no rscellecuOBS from memory. FrcncU P. Plaelford. iworn for defense ? lies idea on 6th street east, b?twa?B a and ? soatb: was a mem be, of tbe Boar? of Enroll meet arom the lai ci August, lotti, to um prwaent time; aa far aa witneaa saw, the accu?#a ?.. formed bis duties well; there wee a rui? ligt any one could bring a ?ubetuute or recreh to tbe office: accused examined drafted men down stair?; Dr. W ooobury examined up atair? from tbe 19th of September to some time la October, does not know, ot hie own knowledge, erbat elee? of men were examined by Or Wood bury; substitute brokers were oot permitted in the (xamlniig room; witness occupied tbe front room down stairs. To tbe Court:?Never ?aw the accused ei ?mlne men up stairs while Dr. Weodbory wae there. * Cop?. J. c. Putnam, recalled for the defesse.? I? President of tbe Board of Enrollment; baa been since June '2, t*r>1: the accused wai aider tbe control of tbe Provost Marshal of the Dte trlct, as surgron of the board: wltoees wae oaee Inspector of all tbe boards of enrollment in tbe State of Massachusetts, under the Provost Marshal of tbat state, i>r Keaebv plea ed wit ness, a* a surgeon, a? wall as any man be ever lau de pleasure of meeting with; the doctor would sometimes ssk him if he thought oertain men ver?? old enough arid be would aay yes or tu ; it wasr difficult to ascertain the age? of some of'he negroes. Kdmund IJanlm sworn for defense ?Reside? ?if? litih street; knows tbe accused; has never been before him; put in a substitute on tan ?eta of July; applied to Charlee A- K-aeby ?Or a substitute about tbe middle of July; was eom? fl or It- days getting a substitute; it? aia or seven sent up to the accused by Charles A. KVaehy for himself, which were all rejected; at least they were not put in tor witness; final ly bad one passed; uuderstood 13 were rejected before one passed. To tbe Court?These were colored men; Chus. A. Keaeby procured the men; gaye him $4< 0 for tbe man put in. Tbe Court here adjourned to to day at 11 o'clock. Boabd op TaUTBTawM or PUBLIC Schools. Tbo Board met last evening at? o'clock pur suant to adjournment. Present The Mayor, Messrs. Wight, Walsh. Tueun, WUaoo, Rboe?, Brown, Miller, and Ilolmead. In tbe absence of the secretary, Mr. Morseli, the Board appointed Mr. Lawrensuu secretary pro tern. Mr. Morseli ? .osequently appeared and entered upon his duties. Mr. J. O. Wilson, chairman of tbe commit tee appointed to prepare the aunual report, submitted and read tbe report, Included la which was a frontispiece o* tbe Wallach ?School Building. Tuis report showa tbe schools ? be m a much better condition In every respect than'hey were one year sinoe, and the labors of the teachers of these schools were highly complimented as being very sue cessful in the instruction of pupils. A l tuo ugh much bud been done within a few year? to wards improvements In school buildings, there was still much room for more improvement?, both in regaid to the number and quality of tbe buildings. The white school population, aa shown by the census of 1-60, was 12,6.w9, wbile tbe pubi! ; schools, will, at present, accommodate only 3,700 pupils, leaving t\Q90 not provided for, and this has been increased at least 50 per. cent since the date of tbe last census. During the year just past tbe disbursement? have been tmjSHaM; the total school fand, ?40.171.01, and *2>*,377.23 tbe balance drawn lrom tbe general fund; average number et ra pii? la dally attendance. a%8*8; tbe entire eoet-ef teaching each pupil of tbe aggregate number on tbe roll was *i?.42; the cost oi tuition of each pupil of tbe average number on the roll was ?9 23: and tbe cost ot incidental expenses *-vv>. Tbe report of tbe committee tendered its thank? to the Star, Chremir?e, and Republican for pub lishing tbe proceedings of tbe meeting? ol tbe Board, and for the hearty support al wave given to tbe cause in other respects. Tbe re port was unanimously adopted Mr. Ilolmead presented tbe petition of tf re. Ameden for a school, wbicb was referred. Mr. Wilson ottered a resolution requesting tbe City Councils to have printed 2,000 cop'es ol the annual report for tbe use of the Board, tbe Mayor- and tbe Councils. Mr. Tustin moved a vote of thanks to the committee that prepared the annual report; wbicb was accorded. Tbe Board adjourned. ThbDipxissalov Mr JohkF. Sharrstts. Some two weeks ago an allusion was made to the malfeasance in office of one of tbe clerk* ?f tbe Post Office Department. Tbe cir cumstances are these: The Postmaster Qene ral ?- authorized to sell tbe waste paper wbicb accumulates in very large quantities in the Department. Mr. John F. Sbarrette, chief e lerk of the Auditor of tbe Pest Office Deptrt mei.t. and who has for many years held office under Government, had charge of this busi ness of selling tbe waste paper. During the past three years he baa sold about to<i0fl wcrth of it, and given hie own nceipt? for the money thus realized. He tinned over half of the money to Mr. Oreen Adams, the late Anditor, representing to Mr. A. tbat the amouut thus placed in his hands vacali that bad been received from the sale of the ii'-:. and taking Mr. A 's receipts tor the i-arr.e. When Mr. Adams went out or office be asked Sbarrette w bat was to be done with tbe money Ya hi. h liad accumulated In bis (Mr. A.'s) hand?. Sbarrette told him to pay It over to the incom ing AuditoT: but before tbe new Auditor was appointed Mr. A. left the city on government business. Meantime tbe matter leaked out, and Mir. Shnrretfs having called upon to explain, said the money bad never been paid into tbe treas ury, because be did not know what fuud to pay it; but he supposed it was- all right, ae he bad divided witb ihe Auditor. Wben Mr. Adams entered upon the dis charge of his duties as auditor he vu totally unacquainted with the duties of bis office,and relied considerably upon the guidance of Shairetts, who must have misled him. When be found how he bad been used in the matter, he bei ame very indignant, and at once stated the fact of Mr."Sbarrette' having represented that the money paid to "him was the entire amount of the proceeds ol sales of waste paper. Lr.vv CorrtT.-The last meeting of Levy Court of this county (threeof the presentment hers commissions expiring on the 3tat iustant? Messrs. Burr, Plant, and Nichols,) was held yesterday at the City Hall, all the members present except Mr. Larner. A communication was received from M. V. Ducky, requesting the payment of cue third of a fine'collected by him to the informer; laid ou ttie table. Petitions were received from W. D. Beali and Col. W. Hickey asking remission of taxes, eu the ground that their grounds were occu pied by the military: laid on the tabi??. The Cbair laid before the Conrt tbe opinion of the Attorney of tbe Court that tbe Corpora tion is liable !o pay one moiety of the expenses ol the Orphans' Court; which was referred. The Cbair also laid before the Court an or dinance making it unlawful for anv person to be guilty of any profane or indecent laugnage, or to be guilty or ar.y bolsteroos or disorderly cecduct, or any indecent exposure of bis or her person, under a penalty of $20 for each and every violation, which was read three times, ai.cl pas?! d. Mr, Rurr, from the finance committee, made a lenethy report in relation to licenses, re com mendine an increase lu tbe rate of licensee, wlii.h was adopted. The Court then proceeded to consider ap plications lor licenses, and the application*: of i:hrmautrout, Mo?it, Boyer, Frank, aud M?r tiu were rejected. Hi: Editor : In your report of the proceed ings of the Orphans' Court, in this day'? nur, tut follown goccure : "The nuncupative will cf P. T. Corcoran, bequeathing bis estate to his priest and friends, was fully proved," Ac. As Hi s ??? substantially incorrect and may lead to erroneous impressions, permit me to say tbat, by tbe laws ot this Distrie*, wills of this kind pass ouly the personalty, aud there fore tbe real estate will all go to the heirs at law. The deceased left a legacy of but twenty, five dollars to the 'priest" who attended him in bis last illness, as a slight acknowledgment of bis attention and devo'ion: the balance of bis personal estate will beali absorbed in the payment ot bis just debts. * Respectfully, yours, Ac, Samuel T. Druby, Attorney for tbe Heir?. Washington, December 17, iwil. Tub Pbomkkadb Coite ? kt at Ford's The atre, last evening, wae a very pleasant affair. Tbe music was excellent a? might be expected. Everybody seemed to enter into the spirit of the occasion. The theatre wae splendidly il? luminateti and draped, and the dancer? had oil tbe advantage? tbe meet ambitious could desire. Among tnose present we noticed Pres iden- Lincoln, Secretaries Se ward and Den ti won, Commodore Witslow end family, Mr. F V. Seward (renerai Spinner, 'fonerai? Fry, Rocker, and Slough, Speaker Col fax, Assistant Secretaries Fox, Dana, and Harrington, and several beads of bureaus in tbe various de partments. r m ??? ? ajgy Wbile General Hood was atibe residan ne of a Mrs. Raine, Bear Nashville, on tne i3th instant, be remarked to an officer, in a*r pree ence, tbat be bad Inspected all tbe forUflsa tions, and tbat they exactly suited him: and tbat he was as certain to take Nashville ae the* the city stood where it did.