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riXLISHED D1ILV, lutytd, AT TilF. STAR BUlLDINGS, rfDi^hanlA Avfnn^ for HIXi Ht. BT TBI IVIMtt STW HJSNfER C?IW>T h. a. uw.ii.i.v.v, rw-t. ? TIHC EV1SISU SiTAK t? bT r*rri?r? to tti.ir nMrlh^ ?t T?* r*? W*??. fOITT-H'f 1 r?^T? P*? Mi'lTPI. IW r??at*r Two ri*r? h. Bt nwil?IhrM^iitM, ?1J?: all month", ?3.M; on?- $?. TU1 ? EEKI.Y ?TAR-Pnbl!?h?<l FrMnT-flJO ft y??r. ?^"InT?ri*M? in ?!**!><???, in MtcMMilw B* ptp^r fnt I. nK?r th*n p?i>l for. W Kmc# of *1v?rti.tn? fnrni?h*l on ?rpli<-?tfo?. fbenitra \Sh. 42?jN?. 6.480. WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1873. TWO CENTS. NEW PUBLICATIONS. YV ASHINOTOB INSIDE AND OUTS1DB. " Bt Uio. ALraan T<>w**s*D. STOCK MAN .* SUN, Ni*th mtunM\ai. aukxts tou all svhschip TIO.V HftnhS. STATIOXKK Y CHKOMOS, PtCTVRM PRAMKS, BOOKMXU1XO, tc , t' . DttTH tr R It HARD It. MO HI"* k CO. BtH>KHKLLK?s AM> STATIONERS, 101? P?ni??)l'HiU ifeDQo. NEW BOOKS AnV-fcl^traphy of John Smart Mill, 8 ro 91 IB Cbhnveau's A -.atomy of Domesticated Animals, 8 ?o S 00 l.*?riL? by hu Oitorrl Man, 11 mo.....^. 1 BO >i. neettdy Pi. turbine l?r 11-nr> Bl^ckboru... 1 5U D? nth I ?)!?? by ('bftrlN Warr 8t >d4ard... 1 Su ?mil Bask aad latlclflM by Igitata Xoi* If ni" 3 00 fike'ftbob'fruyictl iMtikl-*, crovo,9 vo 3 ft) The Atm? ?pb- re,ty Oami.le Flamroarion, 111... 6 00 Tb? P- rf?-ct Horse, by " Adirondack" Murray, 8*?.~ 40t uoflS-ir E< BET Of BUOCIM IH W ALL BTSlit n Bnil, H^fkcn. Profits on *4 puis ao4 n l?," cotilci flbui >d #?00. Mailed for stamp k\ ? nl?-ntine Tun.bridge A Co., bankers and brokers, 3** Wall -t-Ht-f. New York. nct?-3m * JS EDUCATIONAL. A I AIlY POfcSK*><INQ A TlloROUMH Know! *d?*-of Mush d- *lrM PV PIL3 st h*-ro?n or tleir r?-s'*V?ic* Term* moderate. Address **Mtss ML, 7HO lJth street northwest. decll-lna E LOCUTION. MB? K. A. STETSON LCOEE will glre l?wou friTitflf or is claee.e Reading* for beneflt of ebarck or ln-onol nt object*. Btan>a)eiiiiR eel all defects of eveMD speedily resetted MtaNi T4 H street nortbwe*. decllta DRY GOODS*. T HI PEOPLE KNOW THAT ? IIOAK t UTI.iE s#ll the b?^t DRY OOOBS for the lowest prices; hat th?* object of thin ndr rtm?'in^nt into present the imp rtant fart that,for special reasons, in or der to make a quick turn, w? hsve cot down the prices < f cor splendid stork, end, tinder the new seal** of low-down prices. Ladies and Gentlemen can dress them^-Uts and th*'ir families without sacrificing taste or quality, at an unquestionable as inc. Wf NOB. 101?and 10'JO SEVENTH STREET MC HTUWIST. decStr JJEDUCTK N EXTRAORDINARYT" PRINTS, 6V cents. BEST PRINTS, 10 rent,. R?ST PAPER CAMBRIC. 10 ceata. BRST FLAT CAMBRIC, ? canta. ELEGANT PARIS KIDS,60 cents. Ct'RbRTS, 'AT* cent, COTTONS and DRK^S OOOB9 finally low. R K<l Ull K A D k CO., act* tr 1-0.*? r "tre-t.bot. Uth *nd ISth. COAL AND WOOD. w. J. bTEPENSON. A. B. STEfHINSON uirHEKso!! * brother, DEALERS IN < OA I. AND H OOD. eftice, 120 4 Pennsylvania ATenn*. d,? 27 tr Mill and Depot, 7tb K ret wharf S-OOD*IN T AtLEI. ^ Sx2rlk ,tT?t, DEALER IB WOOD AND COAL. ah adt-d and stored or delOerea. COAL : coal: wood: wood: E. JOHNSON BROTHERS, WHOLESALE AND hblAlL DEALERS. Arriving daily at ourdopt-t and wharf, foot of 11th street S4 Uthwe?t, cargoes of b**Ht qualities GOAL and WOOD, which we will sell to the trade and c >n snm?rs rk**p for cask. Onr facilities are tiusur pa??ed by auy one iu the ba^iness, hawinat vessels and aharveHof oarnwn for bringing and discharging tbesazuc. Main i OU**. J >hn- n'a wharf, foot litn street s* nth??st. 1*J04 F street north ? 'st, f?mi*r!y occtipi*^! by Great Falls Ice Co., 111 'J 9th street northwest. novl3 eolm iieiAVLBT ? BEOS,, WOOD AND COAL DEALERS. Ho. IIS 4)% street southwest, and So. IU* ?th street northwest. Depot-US street wharf. A c botes mod varied rock of WOOD and COAl kept constantly on hand jyS-On INSURANCE COMPANIES. C'fcRAAB AjlaBIKAN INbL RANCE 00.. ?' ' B'w Vorfc: full Awu 91.472 *30.94. MESCHANTS IKSI RANOB CO., *r Newark. Caah A.-etp, CfttiA.OOO. W B JOVES A CO., AT*nt?, _4t?-*r Bo ?11 Tth atreet. or?. F O. Dept. OLD PO"I*IOJI IMSCBA5KB COM FAJIV, BicUmead. Vt,, CAPITAL AND BVBPLUB, B39E314 36, IXSUKtS AOA1NST LOSS B Y FIR K MllLVIXVS HOVSHHOLV Fl'RXlTURM, AXU MllHHAyplSh t.MXKRALLY, , orricskc iKBJ H. NASH. President. B. K. ELLISON, Vice P reel Jen t. B C. WUIKRT, Secretary. J. D. Ml INT I KB, Aaeietant Secretary. MACRY A BROTHER, A<eaM, Ixl Klm B<>. 14*JO t utreet. '|<RB IUKIOKA1 riRj~uiOKAN?t 1 CUNf ARV OF THE DISTRICT Of OOLUMBIA. lAtwui Ami in, un. ? asltal Eioo.nna. OrriCA No. 14HV PENBSILTANIA avbbite (0~aa MiLiakH'a Dm** hau l JOHN T. lenmab, PreaMeat. A H HEKR, Vice Pr'eiUcut. J. T. DYER, Socretary. C.IUyorc-Wm. Orae, H. Olay Btewari. Ca? A ;ui.<?, ju L Harbour. Edwa-H Drco#,J?at, T Lunn.au, Hici^sl Oi j*b, JwkD Bailey, A. H. Han ar*-ly JRE *?llT4^IEfcU^? AMlHA.ld The bTninna rt tbl? Ootn^ay bia for year, beei (be largest A aty almilar iiwU?iatl?a U. toe world. W HEIEV, Qisimal Aim, aaifi ly till aid Hi tib ?ra (. BEAT w W?H.i MUTUAL F1KB I>SI KA.1l I COMPAft r. Capital a?arlr ?.*00,000. LOSSES PROMPTLY PAID crte, 6C A UtL elre^, opposite Treastr, Dcnart ??at Al?. AGENT CONT1HENTAL LIFB INSUR AN). E COMPANY. _<w? *? R W BATES. A<ent JMfclRE XOtR PROPERTY rikSMC.1'1 i.isVeIkcb COHPAN1 OF wabui^iotoki asb ueobue. CHARTERED BY'ooBOBESa 19JT. tMlUl aad Anr.laa Itfl.tM Offlce: Bcoai Be. 1. o,?r_BaoA of WaXLgtZ Diiarvosa: HOTETA ||i*uA'a avtait, Bo. 799 ? STBET, wn ly B?T<raa!? Ty andtra Wraaar, 'I'MB 1 JSrBBlAL HOTEL, JAMBS STEES, P'or^f. ?io,t.? PimmtltaKia Atraswa. bmmttm UiA aa4 14U Struts. MH * a.aiaaTo,, D. O. O. MILLARD, '??ITT HOl'tR, ?M)' ?A?niow.t.a Jew RECBIVIDone PIBB ASSOBTMBBT of CAEAR1RB. r-^d Mum1 rnamvmtm.mm Ptn. aeai>nin.bl >4 CASKS. Kff Mucking bird aad Oanar> ?*?n ^E. ... A? OR. RCPPEBTI, ??**?!? 411 71b wrest. C' B. BOTTOMS BB, . (Dariug Uewia.l 3HI P^aeyii.nu A,.cue Waabmctna. D. O. Match Reealrtncof ?>e? dvcrlaUoa. flfMw,.tr<Tj tmd Atu Wa:'?tr tijmutA 1m t*o. ?*'<?<jm, y.iin.a ul (tn^.raJ.n,aa.i .carmJ) xlrf. 4ni7U.' BALLS, Ac. *|M1B GRAND ANNUAL HALL WAKHIWGT"" HTV li'lBIHSIA BM EVOLENT SOCIETY, No. 1. wl'l bf ilffn at Masonic Temple ou MON DAY, Jannary 5th. 1474 Ticfceta, admitting g^ntl-imm an.I Iadi*?,fl ? to be bad of the m>Pih?ni. der2< St* AHNl'Ab BALL 1 OF THK WASHINOTOK LKlMTfil AKD9, Co. B, 1st &KGIMKBT M. G. ODD FFI.LOWS' MALL, NWY Y\BT>7 NKW VEAttS KVI, Dkcsmhub 31?t. 1973. Ticket?, admitting a UeLtlemaa and Ladi*>. hNX DOLLAR dgdMt" FESTIVALS. A A 4 'HILDUKN i CBBISTMAS FESTIVAL " Of TH I METROPOLITAN M B. SUNDAY SCHOOL. MONDAY. Dkcbmbkb tk, 6.30 o'clock. Adn iasiua, U* Gent*. 4'b<ir? Selections fr*?m Prof. Havden'a Ti^ir* of tb? Yellowstone Park wili b*? exhibited. It* (''OH. MT AND EXHIBITlOW wili~be~heTd MONl'A Y and TCK8DAY ft Y EN IN<?3, Dec. 2m h and 9uth,at tfrace M. K Church, corner 9 h ard 8 atrveta. A happy time may bo euj ?)>' bv all *bo *tter>^- Admiaeion 26c nts. decIT-It* jVJOTICI.-Therfiit KAIHbow in pr<>gr*?a?at the It Armor* Building ? ?uth Washing: >n,gi*an bs th? Udifiof lera*>l flbnrcb, for th?* parage of aid ing in the building of their chnrch. Thefrieais of ?h* con gr? gat ion, and a ceHerous public, are in ti**d to eneonrage tbeae ladle*. Tbe Fair will continue KACii EVENING daring tbe bolidaja. dec *5 6 li* LAMBS' GOODS. T HE LARGEST STORE AND TBI largest STOCK OF HUMAN HAIR euOOS! It la ? well known fa/-t imnnft the ladies of Wa,h ington that H P11IL1PPI, the "Coilf-nr ?t-i M inde El-gent,'' kIIi the finest HAIR GO'JDS at tlis loweat rate*. Ladie*, atraagera, will <lo well t. call and *??* for tbrau'liM 0 nibtng* of Hair. made oc by the root by mr D*w proce?*, hi >11 tbe atylea r.f tbe day. Coiffures de Scire*., Receptions ? specialty. H. PHIL>PPI. dk P*ai?, t>13 Pennsylvania avenue, declg-lw* Between 9ih and lflth atrei ta. J~~UST RECEIVED 300 DOZEN TRN-TUCKED SKIRTS, AT ??? CENT*. ALSO,CHEMISES AT SAME PRICE. _<1eclu lm 8. HELLER. 7ia Market Spice. HANDSOMEST AND LARORST ASSORT 11 KENT OF LADIES' CLOAKS AND SUITS in the City. FRENCH CORSETS AT REDUCED PRICES BEST PARIS KID GLOVES at ^1 a Pair. HAIR SWIT< II KS AT S?. WORTH 911 declO-lm 3. HELLER. 7 1 .> Mtrket Hpjea. * MISS E. A. McCORMICK. 90S Pknn AvKxiK,np?tauii. A large an 1 elegant assortment of IMPORTED BONNETS and BOCND H \T9. constantly on hand. Order, for PRESSES, Ar , filled by Mias GED NEY.of New York city. nov23 tr \|R. AUME. L P. JEANNE LET bare jua i"l returned from Paris with a choice u *oitm> ntwf Bonneta and Hata. Latest nov- WM^ f-ltie. in millinery go<*ia. Sh,.w room in Washington, 410 litb at reef, on* door from ? P*nn. avet ne; Baltimore, N . Chade*"^^" atreet;N-? Turk, 17th at., near Broadway. Par Icnlar attention paid to bridal and mourning or dera. Also. die^anrnking In all it, hraacb-a. iiqtII J I . lOtKO'B HEW TORE BAZAAB. faablonable Headqoarf.-r* for VAHCI WOODS, HOSIERY, MERINO underwear, a*d NOTIONS At towaat market price* to al.. oeU-tr 441 SEVENTH St BEET, NEAR IIf ADIKS'" JLi FBENOHSTARCH CNAMBL H tbe beat article In the world for doing np Llien oi Mcalln. It tmparta a beaatlfal (loaa to the fabric Icr aato by Orocera. ? BLEB HAM ft CO., Rannfactarem, lev w?n Lombard Mr eat, Jaali-ly Baltimore. Haryland. UTATEH ISLAND, N. f7 DYEINO ESTAB 9 L1SHM ent?ESTABLISHED 1??1?. Tb? oldest and larareat of ita kind tn tbe coantry nay ba In tbe w*rld. A. FISUER, Agent. ? 18 tth atreet. between F and O. B. B ?Onarantee giveu that no color niba off. srta< yonr article* nx n, to get them back In tima. A. FISHES, FIRST CLASS SCOURER, ? 19 Jth at reef, oppoaite Patent Offlce SPECIALTIES OF HIS SOLS PROCESS. Laii-.s VrtsstM cleaned without taking th?m apart Hmulrmrm't Clonus clothe* cleaned wltbont shrink n?. Grt aae apot* remorud effectually, *o that they eser show again. Kid Olovea cleaned on abort aotlc*. Price* mod ira'e, pnnctnahtT guaranteed aepl 1) PIANOS. Ac. Tkhi>u and bbnbwing pianos and ? 0KGAN3A 6P1CIALTY, BT 6. KTHS, Practical Piaaamakfr. (foimerlj witb Staluway * 3 ns.) PIANO STORE. 63U Hew Tork aTenn*. Agent for tbe nnmalled 1'IANOS of_-^^^ nSi**R BROS.. New York. HM ~ Blafea at Nairn'.-, Corner of 9tb street and ??1 m i"* ? Pfcnsylvana averne, and at Kbit's, t><9 F^ftpsyl I ?aaia avenue. Piasoe and OrgB^n tor nai^ or f rant. dwcH-tr | r I A_N_o S ! IfUfc In order to make room for my new atock of Piano* ' which 1 am now receiving, I will aell for ? ?hon time at greatly r-dm pncea I mention in pait # eel*brattd STECK FULL GRAND PI&HO. a niaucificer.t lnftrument: also, a r*ry bandaoniely caivedSgl All GRAND PIANO of tbe world re nowned make of Win Knabe A Co.. a boantiful art sent for tbe holiday* At tb* agency of Wm Knaba ft Oo.'aand Wm. EcOaanaon'a celebrated Pian<?. Plauu* Ut rent, ami old Planus taken in eichaci*. KKICUEMBACIIS tlAliO WAKhKUUMS, d?<"3 tr 4*J3 llth street, ateivj Pa. avenn*. INCHING AND REPAIRING, POLISHING and Varntahing PIANOS and all sical Inktramenta receivea the mo*t falthfa'.HVW r"n?nal attention by G. L. WILD ft BR0.,"l *r WO lltb *tr*??, near northweat corner Ptnnaylra ala atenue. AgenW for th? nu*nrpas*wl STI EKFt PIANOS, dealer* in Piano* and Muaical Intra aietu generally. Piano* for rant. aej.13 ly a WAS'J'I.VO AND RUSIO STORS, ~ li llll BiCtnlM Hfi4liwrUi?t<|. Plana* and Ornan* an* Masl,-*t In-m'ae?t? t' *y*ry d Krlption on band; a.'d on tarsia. Pianoe and Orgac* tnted and re?n |KjVR I a ted. Georgetown order, l'ft at Mr oi if GRlMtS', No J0-* 5<-tdge atrcet. hll-tr I BANKERS. fVATlOBAL BANK OF THE RBPrBLIO DyiTKV STATUS UAfuS/TOh Boothweat cor. of 7tb and D at*., Washington, D. C Collections made on all part* of tbe United Slate. fr.-.n w? aH ? ai ?* - ? k ' ? m tRRMAN AMERICAN SAVIMOS BANE, r Mo. ?!? SSYSHTH STREET, Ottosit* thi Post Orvics DiniTiiiin. Baak haul: I a. aa. to 4 ?. ?a. Salordajra, oyaa itu t P B.,to raoalT* depuaiu anly. Icterot paid on depoaM*. Collaotiana aaad*, and x chang. ftuniabad. ?HH HITZ. Praaldaot, A. IRSSLT, ?. Praat rF.M.ATT!MGLT,Bac ,0.? raiNTIBS.Oaata'r. noYt-ly pRMMUR'S SAT1MBS ARB TRUST COMPART BARRina HOUSR. IMF PSBMSTLTANIA AY SNOB. (Oppealt* V Traaaary .) ILL PROFITS paid u> DEPOSITORS, aa tela* raat . not axeaadtac 7 par oent. par aanoau. IKTERS8T on Oaa Pmui aad apwarda, fr*a Am af mtk mmuk VOpan from t a B. to 4>. Wadaaadaya aad Saturday.,(depoalt* oDly.)*H tog. |yl-tr U A ? R I ? ? It O II S R ~ J. H. SQDIRE k CO., ldd? PENNSYLVANIA AVENC1. OrrosiTi WiLLamn'. Horaa w ASHINQTOM, d. o S par caat. taleui paid on dtrottu. Collaetior* Bad* .aery where. P*> of officer, la the Army cashed In advance. _apl tr MYUIIHELUW, " Banker. SdS D STREET, a ear Sevan ta, Pay* INTERBST OM DEPOSITS, uakaa OOL 1-k.CTIONS, aad traaaacto all bnaUeea connaot d witA Banking. aa?-ly SST OF BOD4EM8 ft BOMB' SHEFFIELD IVuST HANDLED KNIT SB war rant >d gaaaina, at FRIMOB'S, !??? P.naarl ? aalaaresna. da?U-d SPECIAL NOTICES. Havana Lottery. IMPVK TA .VT NOTiCK. For the coming drawings, commencing January 8: b, wo have reduced the price of ticket!, a* follows: Wl.olfB #20, >? #10. \ ?5, I S *1, So fJ* 1 ? ft. We are prepared to fill all order*. Circular* sent ni?*n application. Highest price paid far Spanish BaLk Jbilit, tioveruim iitM, e c. TAYLOR a 00 , Ba:?k?rt, dec 24 ft II Wall street. Now York. Dreka'a Dictionary Blotter. A new and nn?ful Holiday Gift. being a combina tion < f B'ottiug Chiw-, with complete liet of word* which nriti r* an- liable to spell incorrectly. For fbI* by Stationer*, and at 1033 Oheatnut rtreet, Philadelphia. B*nd for descriptive price list. dec<-3# Mathers, Mathers, Mothers! Don't fait to procure MRS. WiNSLOW'B bOOTU INO SYKCP for all diseases incident to the period of teething in children. It relieves the child irom p:iin, cures wind colic, rogulat** the bowols, and,by giving relief and health te the child, gives rest to the mother Be *ure and call for ?'MH8. WIKRLOWn) SOOTHING 8YBUP." For sale by all draggi*ts. iyl4-et?flm AMUgEMEWTa JATIUillL THEATER. Mi J.O. Bavilli ttole Lessee snd Director A HAFPY HiW Y1AR! MOMtA Y EVENING, DvttnKfr 29, 1373, Svery evening oaring the we?k, and Saturday af ternoon, Boncicault'g Great Play, an acted a* the Uni?>n Square Theatre, New York, with unparal Ifled ?ncct-*s,a new and powerful emotional com edy, entitled LED AftTRAY*. Abonndiig in extraordinary situation*, comical dialogue, and intense interest. Produced with en tire new scenery, novel mechanical illuuions, appro priate appointments, costumes and furniture a la mode. A great cast of characters. Grand New Year Matinee for families and children, when will be acted for th* first time in many years, the fairy play of CINDERELLA, with gr?at cast and beaatiful scerery. Monday, Jan. 6? Kellogg Grand English Opera. d*c!9 tr N pORD' S Of ERA HOIS*. 1ST3. NEW YEAR'S WEEK 11*74 M.tinoes NEW YEA R 3 DAT sad SATURDAY ' Eng<g< meet ot the world-renowned Ventrilo<inl?t, Mr. ft 1> DAVlfcS. .nd the celebrated RAVEL MAUI INETTI PANTOMIME COMPANY, to gether with . first cl.n comedy company, will ap pe.r. .fter week. if elaborate preparatiin. in a Oe&mne Chriftmu Trick Pantomime, entitled UNCLE SAM, The KliKd Bant* Clan. .nd B auty'e M.^ic Olw. Tlie introduction written exprea.ly for thleclty. All Lew ic? nery .nd ? fTecH, produced at g'est c vt and I.I r. The Bii.-leeiinin.de an<l Pantomime in replete with jollity .id fun, music, daueing, aud mirth pri yoking Incident*. In ?repar.tion, the fanion. Ravel Pantomime of "Jocko, the Brazilian Ape." dec29 tr WASHINGTON THEAfCR COMIQOS. " 11th Street, brUw PeDna, Attlie, Another Entire Change of Entertainment I f ir.t appearance of tii- Si ne?.i >nal Star Actor. Q II FhLDMAN. O B FICLDMAV, Ml the gt< at l eal and highly nfB*atioual dram* of Gl'ILT! Gl'ILT! GUILT ! ?aTGULT! Ol'ILT!\i| Gl'ILT ! faUILT! Gl ILT : Beplete with ?tartling mechanical and scenic elT cte. Fltet appearance of the Champion eong and >lanca Lady. Mi.fc IIELENE SMI TM. 8<i ufcd w..k of the dating 0) rnn?t, JpSKl'H E HANfORD. And the beautiful V' < alijt, M:-? FANNIE MORELLE. Tb' great eccentric Bona and Pare Msn, SMITH and WALDRON And ocr great and Talented rttook Company, THE I'EST IN AMERICA ! T11E IIEST IN AMERICA ! Jam*. 8. Eowards, H . W E?gao, H W . An<rew?. B S. Ilodgfe, Joe.pb Whltt.ker, Engeoe H\rris ?n, Ac , |r.. Ac ; Mi.a Am. !ia Gi reullj, Mini Fanuiu ? ay, Mi?? Flcre.ce W el la, .Vc.. Ac. EXTRA MATINEE TUI RSDAT, HKW YEAR'S DAY ' 3 MATINEES THIS WEEK. A WEDNESDAY' THURSDAY and UATFBHAY A Great B^u.allon J.uwaey 6'h. dec2g tr JAMAlStHEK AT FORD'S. On MONDAY NEXT, J.nn.ry stk, thl, pnerle.. Ijneen of tr?g-d> .ill comniouc. her farewell en gag. roent, aupported hy a company habituated to pla;e .lone forthe entire n^aaon LABY D*DLO< K. MARY BTCART, MKDKa ADBIEKNK, DEBORAH. Etc. Tbe "aleof ?eat? w 11 I comiiience on N"W YearV l'a> . Tl ere will be no ch.ngu in tbe regular pricea of ai'irix.ion. de j' .1t IN ATIOMAL THEATCK. C D. Brti and Manrire Ora't lr*tor?. ONE WEEK ONLY GRAXD OPERA IM ENGLISH by tbe celebrated KELLOGG TAOl'PE, coinprialng the fallowing artis'B' MISS CLARA LOUISE KELMIGf., 'fnni? Van Z.andt. Mra. /,<IJa Begmn, Job- uli Mi.!1, Th'odore I .btlrnauo, W ilford Morgan, Witlip.m Parltou, Henry P-akc?, G. F Hall, Ldw.Seguin, W U.Tiila, Annie Starblrd. FTLI. CHORT7S AN 1> OR \ ND OB'JHE^TRA. Cuu luaciog MON It AY IVIN'MO, J.uu.ry } A briillatit repertoire* MONDAY, LUCIA DI LAM.tlEUOUR. 'TUESDAY, RIGOLETTO (the Ftil'i Revenge,) WEDNESDAY, FAUST. TTU tiSPAY, THE ARRIAGE OF FIGARO. FRIDAY. Martha. SATURDAY. U P JmTToBAHD MATINEE. Bohemian girl. BATCRDAY nioht, FRA OIAVOLO. *^".*?le ?f ?eat, crimmence, FRIDAY, Jannarr I, at P VJ o'clock, at B"* OITic. of Theater. Re.eryed aeate, Sl tK and #2, According to loca tlon. It J IN COL K HALL. tcesdat iyinino, jandary 6m. 1974 MISS ANNA E. DICKINSON. .object: ? rOB YOUB OWN SAKE." *,!? ?t eea!? commence* Saturday rtornltig, Jan nan 2d, at W arret. Cbo.ie A Oo.'i Book.'ore, -J ' I P-linny Irani. aienn>. Almiaaion ill C-tite. ro.-ri 1 *et.t? ?1 eeiit* extr?. d.cJ7 ?f I iacuJauC FOUR N'OHTS ONLY. MOSDAY, TUESDAY. WEUNESJAY aNb THURSDAY, P#r-inber 3U, 30 aud :J1. and J<inuar? 1 -t. <nbAM> MAllMK NK.W YtfAB d DaY Uetorn of thA Kam. m Anistic UlPACZ Ar Bfc^eDICT'ft NEW OKLkANb M 1 N8IUKL8 Btkm Uaiid and Burlet'ine Opera Troupe, With more crownii g, trinmpnant tuccets! Haviag ju^t co^clnded ami-it brilliant seaioo of two wcoin at ibe V ?rif?tie(i Theater, New Orioaufl, the palace of beauty arid fashion of the Crescent Olty, appearing btfora large, reftuea and ?e ? ct auiiences nightly. iueir receT|-u running *?a"h eyeniug from MWO to ? 1/00. Will appear a. above, in an entirely new, C allr.ctive .nd pit .sing prigramaie. Admiaalos ? Onrer.l,IOc , R eerved B"at<, 74c ;Ool >red Baleiot, CO;. li> nerred Sent- f. r ?al? at Bill. A On.'t Maalc Store. ' HAS. H. DUPREZ. Manager. _0HA8. H. KEESHia , (J neral Ag-m. nmt 'OSTIMES lot MASQUERADES, PRIVATE THEATRICALS. HiTABLBASX, . .. .* L. KOXLET'8, dec 17 I0H 'iftt atiwet northweat. OLD Bo./ wi EiUUttra ME In Mo . 4M I A* I <? ?AREEITEE'Ri "T** **? A3* ttt WMt, bMWMB D ud ? Hum, ^?Et ?eon abor. Odd F?Uo?^ R^lT^ tela. Ring,. Bitlla^Ac., to tA. DtaUtct. x? iy All eimim of oaet-off wrarimo ap PARRL OU b. aokd M (hi vmt M ?dTaat^e by ?ddi?'M or mIUm am JCSTH. Bit D troetTwueee Rfc m>4 ftb u. ?. LECTUREa ^ A. LKCTCHES. L1R00L9 lELb JOm , M. liOtllH,Tnetdir arnainf, J.nn.ry C . Ticket* #1. Mo.itra chwge tor re??r?*d Di.erun M W.rrea UnoMa A Uo.'a, Mil Poaa ?) Iv.ni. .renne, l.ectorM begin pcouptlra. c V!"?k Boom open .t 7. decj-tr L'OK A HANDBOME SET Of .klVILIT.AT r . aa.iBg rfllH cent, go to PMINflK'S J.welry Store, IOU6 P?ne.: t.? aui. .teno*. deel# tf GRUBRAL BMPLOYMRllTOFFICS.?Allpt (om wiikloi to m.loy reliable Serraata wll do vwll loan JOBRPB BROCKS', IHK Utb evening star Washington News and Gossip. New Yiar'd He<eptioks ? Ifotitt to K-altrt. As on last year, we MiVI publish on the day before New Year's (Wednesday) a lint of such names, only, as may be fur ni>hrd by the parties themselves, of those who propose to rresiv* on New Year's day. These announcements, which we will be Tery glad to receive and publish in brief form, should give the names of the ladies who will assist in re ceiving, and the number of the residence; and tiny should be accompanied, also, by arespon sible signature as a guarantee of authenticity. They should be sent in before eleven o'clock Wednesday morning to secure Insertion. Interhal Bevebub 'The receipts from this source to-day were ?42'1.7M.21. Sehatobs Mitchell and Sargent had inter views with the President this morning. Tm Tuaii rt to day commenced the pay ment of the interest due on the 1st proximo without rebate. B. J. Sweet, deputy commissioner of inter nal revenne.ls lying dangerously ill of pneu monia at hi* residence, on <i street, between Ath | and 10th streets. He is not expected to ri cover. Libut.-Gov. Komosaldo Pachboo will be come Oovernor of California by the election ot Governor Booth to the t'nited States Senate He is a native of California, and will be the lirst who has occupied the gubernatorial chau of the state. No MBBTtun of the Washington Stock Ex change was held to-day, it having been agreed to meet for the present on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, except where a legal holiday occurs on one of those days, and then the day preceding. It is expected that dally session will be held at no distant day. Cobb TO INVESTIGATE JVDIIE DCRBLI Congressmen Wilson, of Indiana, and Eldrldge. of Wisconsin, the sub-committee appointed by the Judiciary Commitee of the House of Repre sentatives, left here last night for New ?trie ins. to investigate the charges brought against United States District.) >dge DtirelT, by parties seeking his ItupeactiQiert. Spain Waxts th* Yiaoisirs AUAiw.?A) associated press dispatch from Madrid says "The reiort is reiterated that tho Spanish gov ernmtnt requires of the I'nited States the restl tutionof the Yirglnlus and the payment of in demnity." The Havana prize court, befor. which the ease of the Virginias was brought, has condemned the vessel as a legal prize. ENLARGEMENT OK TUB PotT-OfFK'l I)E fahtmbht Buildino.?The Postmaster Gen eral will shortly submit to Congress plans and estimates for the improvement of the Post Oftice department building, prepared by Super vising Architect Mullet, together with a renin mendation that an appropriation of one and a hall million dollar* lie made to onlarge th bui'.ding. It is said that unless some Addition be made it will be necessary to rent building* In that neighborhood to accommodate all the clerks required lot the transaction of business The m-nkral services of Chief Kngineer Lloyd A. Williams will take place from his late residence on itoad street, near Congress street, Georgetown Heights, on Tuesday, the :<0th inst., at :> p. m. He will be buried in < >ak Hill Cemetery with the appropriate military honors due his'rank In the navy. Mr. William's entered the naval service in February, 1852, and after spending nearly nine years ot the ten he was on the active list, was retired in No vemher, ls<>5, from disability incurred In the line ot duty on board the sleam frigate Colo rado. Gomr, for 'bm.?The commanding general department of the Platte, fur wards the follow tng telegrams, which explain themselves: Fokt I.aramib, Nbb., December 20 Ft is reported to day thut the Indians are killing stock In the vicinity of Scott's biull and Horse creek. Shall 1 go for them" John K. Smith Col. 1-kh infantry. Ihe adjutant general, department of the Platte, tefr graphed back "Gen. <>rd says, yes Be sure and hit the gulltv parties. "Geo. D. Ut OJI.KM, Ass't Adj. Gen." Fort I.aramib. December 20._<;?n. Or-I I have ordered Capt. Fgan, with 75 men, to scout the country between Scott's bind and Hors" creek. I would suggest that the cavalrv at Sid ney be ordered to scout over on Lauren's fork. John K. Smith, Col., Ac. Gen. Ord then ordered Col. Woodward, a; Sidney barracks, Omaha, to send a company or cavalry to make the scout requested. Vessel? Which Will Carrv thb Ocean Mails in JAVABV.? t'nder the late contract ol the Postmaster Generi! with steamship lines for carrying the European ma'ls. which contrac* was given mainly on the basis of speed, the fol lowing vessels have been selected to carry the mail* for the month of January Holsatia, American Packet Co.; Baltic, White Star Lin*. Kheln, North German Lloyd; wMconsln, \Vti -ajps v* Guion; 'w?ianrm, Canard; Cambria Hsmoiil-g-American Packet Co.; Oceanic. White Star; Weser, North German f.loyd; Ne v*da, Williams & Guion; Algeria, Canard: Hammonla. Hamburg-American Packet Co Kepuhllc, While Star; Nornberg, North Ger man Lloyd; Manhattan, Williams & Guion Russia. Cunard, Silesia, Hamburg-American Packet Co.; Adriatic, White Star: Main, North German Lloyd; Wyoming, William' ft Onion. Herder, Kagle Line; Java, Canard; Trisia, Hamburg-American Psckct Co.; Celtic, White Star Donan, North German Lloyd. Naval Orders ? Commander E. O. Mat thews to command the Iroquois, Asiatic sta tion, per steamer of 18th ot January next ftom San Francisco, Cal Pass d Assist int Surgeon W. J. Simon to the navy yard, Noriolk, Ya. Detached?Captain ( eotge 11. Cooper irom the command of the T rror, and orderel to the navy yard, Norfolk. Ya., as executive officer. Commander Henry A. Adams from the com mand of the Iroqaoii-, Asiatic sta'ion, upon the reporting of his reli- f, and ordered to return to the I'nited States. Lieut. Cumnvindtr J. F. McGJeoscy from the Terror and ordered to the navy yard, Philadelphia. ?ieut. E. T. 9iron* from the 1 error, ami ordered to the navy vird. Boston. Passed Assistant Surgeon A. P. Price fit m the Terror, and p'ac d on waiting order* Parsed Assistant Paymaster J. F. Tarbell from the Terror, and ordeiel to settle accounts. Chief Engineer E. I.nws fr?tn the Terror, and ordered to duty in ouurgs of ntoies at the navy yard,Norfolk, Va. Fir*t Assistant Knglooer K. T. Philhppl, from the Terror, and ordered to League Island, Pa. ~ , . ? Prohihitiob is New Jbrset ?At Kli*% beth, N. J., Judge Depne decided Saturday In the cases of prominent hotel keeper* aud ot&er liquor dealers In Plalnfleld, that local ordi nances permitting the selling of liquor could not protect them against the operation of th j slate law. Thb Babkbcpt Law.?The board of trale of Cincinnati, bare adopted resolutions protest ing against the repeal of the bankrupt law, es pecially the involuntary clause,and reeommend mg amendment* to reduce the expense of enforcing the law by reducing the fees el officials. Street HrR?it m Newabe.?Christmas eve Jacob Nate, ? porter In the employ of Mack net, Wilson A Co., of Newark, New Jersey, was knocked down on the street in that plaoe b? three unknown ruffians, who.it is alleged, rited his poekcts, and then made gool their eeeape. Nate died that night of the lajnrles received. ? ?200,000 IaaaaiTLaaiTT.?The president of one of the minor natonal banks la Philadel phia ha* used the whole surplus ot the baok, some 9200,000, for the bencllt of an Iron manu facturing company, and it will be a total loss. The capital *f the bask, however, Is unim paired. The Pennsylvania state constitutional con vention adjourned tine the Saturday night after receiving and counting the vote and reqaes'lng the governor to ueae a proclamation declaring the constitution In force after 1st January next Two Mobb Nbw York Failubbb.?The arm of Walsh, Crawford ft Co., cotton broker*, and the Gardner manufacturing oompanv, for the manufacture of perforated seats for street ears, tailed la New York on Friday. Tib vcbbbal of Francois Hugo, which took place at Paris on Saturday, was attended by his lather, Victor Hugo, and a Iodv prooeselon com posed of all the leading radicals of Parts. Louis Blanc delivered the funeral oration. Chicago's police eoarts are littered with straw-bal'. iMllty. The eipressmcn wbo certainly have a right to know declare their eonviction that present giving ha? r.ever been so universal as this year. They pay that they do not believe in the "bard times,'' for tbey have never been 50 busv a* during the present holiday wasnn. ? General and Mrs. George B. McClellan are spending the winter at Nice. While in Paris General McClellan received distinguished at tention. He was given a prominent seat when he attended the French As^mbly by invitation and at the trial of Bazaine was also treated a a gueot deserving the higheht consideration. ??; the latter tribunal Gen. McClellan write* that it was a most dignified coart, and it* proceed " g* appeared to be conducted with a strict re gard to the demand* ot justice. Tim Orle*n pr nicer on General McCfrllan's rtaftdnriiig hU command ol the army hare shown him irreat attention. Mrs. McC'lellnnV health has great ly improved, her friends will be gl%l to know. ?Misses Ma mi# and Smsie Shepherd, the charming little daughters ot Governor Shep herd, have issued invitations to their jo\ friend* for a Christmas party to-morrow night. ? This evening the Washington Club give a german at Marini's, at which Mrs. Secretary prf'.de- a"J Mlae Richardson will lead with Mr. Totten. dinner at the Louise Home, on Satur day. the 27th instant, was given bv Mr. Corco I"" f? the inmates ot the home, in "honor of hi ? bth birthday. The dinner wa*. an elcgaut ?n<l most enjoyable one. Mr. James C. Haynes, a prosperous young merchant of New York, will lead to the aitar 01 Trinity church, on to-morrow evening, the beautiful and plquante Miss Hebe Gednev Bar ney, god-daughter ef the late distinguished veteran, Capt. Thomas K. Oednev, ot Ocdney^cbaiinel notoriety, an.l elder daughter 01 Mr. Samuel Chase Barney, until our civil war an officer of the I*. S. ni^y, when he re moved hence to Cambridge, K. S., Md. Miss Barney was a graduate with high honors at the I atapso lemale Institute, some three years since, when she went to Europe to lluisli her musical education in Germany. ? Hon. Horatio King and family will resum? their pleasant literary reunions Jan. 31, and will keep them up every Saturday evening du ring the season, commencing at 7 if o'clock. The A Shirs of Jay ( o?ke A Co. A (.lbtlLAa TO THUIll CKIDlTOSli?ASSETS AND LIAH'LlTIKS ?lay Cooke & Co. hive issued a circular to their creditors as to the manner ol tiling proofs of clitiins. Xt provides that depositions foi prools of claims C*n be taken OLiy before ? rcgiswr in bankruptcy or a coraruisMonor ol the circuit court ot ihe luited States. Corpor ationg may verify their claims by the o*th or solemn affirmation of their president, casliieroi treasurer, and it the corporation has no s'tcL ofticcr as cashier or treasurer, the deposition may be made by the officer whose duties most nearly correspond to those of cashier or trcas urer. The claims upon the Arm are now stated a? follows: Philadelphia house, *(.40s,4|ft; Phila delphia house, secured, #1,1T*,774; New York house, Sl.5s4.134; Now Y'ork house, secured J 1.1311; Washington house. *C'.7,ds?, total. S3,."MS,250; individual liabilities, Sl.lrto.ooft, grand total, ^ll,008,T.'<0. The number of credi tors Is as follows? Philadelphia house, 1,451 New York house, 755; Washington house, 7*4 1 he estimate of assets, as sworn to by the mem oers ot the firm, aggregate a little over ?l.i 000. isiO.of whic h Over f3,800.000 is the proi?irty o the individual members. This item does no' Include the estates of Mr. Moorbead and Mr r*S?f!??clt- whji'h w,tt m:,ke I-rol.Al.ly ovei *..,0oo,<*io III addition, of the firm assets ?'?,00(1,Wio in round nunil.ers is in obligations ol the Northern Pacific rai road compauy. princi pally notes for money advancid to build the road, secured by a deposit of the comrmnv'. bonds as collaterals, or by certificates of the stock of the Oregon Steam Navigation eompa "v.', !iere,ls al9? a TerJ ,ar*'> amount of other rai road obligations of uncertain va'ue, (the Lake Superior and Mississippi railroad figurine for Pl.2M.fioo,) besides miscellaneous stocks and bonds and western land , the preeent worth o' winch cannot be accurately ascertained. Tli? Yirginln? Kiinivur*. JBKIR ARRIVAL IK NEW YORK. About two o'clock yesterday the Juniata, having on board the prisoners from Cuba. 'V7'opposite the quarantine station Stafen ii.iM ' wa* immediately boarded by the and flJ?f,cer.'iWl10 l,aJ "" tl,e men mustered out. and finding them in a perfectly healthv coinli w?av' ,Th"t1amfHip V* all0"'d to pa Jon her way. J he Juniata then proceed*d un the hat and cast her anchor off the Battery, wVere she wL "taken to 1??* V*8 af'ern0?" when she riff- J , w and reached the Brooklvn nay y yard about C o'clock. I a a.-cordance with instructions from Washington all intercourse or communlcat, I. with those- on board the ,t?m fchip was denied, and many 1'rieud* of the nn? oners and prominent Cubans were turned ?wav diMj'^nlptc-d tiom the nsvy yard. The pris oners tvill remain on boaT*1 s:eaai?)iin untr ?r*Jhe c?"trarv are received. None c.z rii'r" I I nmiiif wlth three assistants , Commissioner Davenport with a numliir ot ' andbe?nba"a?1'l,I lnterl,reter. boar.led her f/Uin * i ?**niination of the Vir Icrtt Th^nn"' The Proceedings are kept secret. The officers ol the Juniata assert that tODrofem r'"n u,e*? prisoners JSf ^?i5ff *E,ire. >?"<>rancc -is to the nature o irgimus at the time of her capture an 1 a< BITTIS PBXLl.vu IV PAKTIAliO At.AINST AMIBI CANS. ommander Bralne says the feeling in San tiago is very bitter against Americans Vice several IVi" da,1?er ot hn life, and several times had been threatened with as-assi de rul'a^-n"? 'Vin? inr>the harfwr of Santiago ' ^'""'?nJer Braine received several " contemplated attacks upon his ves sel, and was prepared for them every nL'ht lor ,,e had torpedoes placed on spits harfinr fn11?*'nutiliei1 the shipping in to. pJoTtdidi? *W e bmb- The thr,;at Thi^Kew York Binoitis?Gewt ant Gar f*.?Genet, under the mine of I. Jackson, passed through Montreal last Friday nl^ht. He went to Toronto on Saturday. Fhe friends of Genet say he will return to N w ? t0r.,hln two weeks and surrender huu-rir. that he is in Canada, endoqir wetting to ar raP8? certain matters before his rctura. /.i .i If tj>*t the new attorney general oi the state lifts derided not to recoguize auy bargain made by lils predeces-jr with Garvey touching bis immunity fYoni prosecution In constderafion.of his turning state's evidence, believing all such bargains to be eontrary to good morals and sound public jiolier. The Ue m watch every movement of tiarvey, and will arrest him li he attempts to leave the city. Bloodt Klection Biots ib Uiiieo.-i hgbt ocenrred In Matamoras on Saturday In the "?'?""Place between some of Cortina'a men and the police, in which a policeman waa shot and instantly killed. The murderer took refoge in Oortlna s headquarters, bnt the general anr r?Tder*d ?>im to the police, by w\om he was .I rJ^?n- tortlna'a friends aav he will be Installed as mayor of the city on Ne'w Tear's day, which will doubtless lead to another fight aa both parties are armed and determined. An *"r*T oeenrred In Monterey a few daya ago over tbe municipal election. In wbicb several persons **re hilled and wooaded. Another dlatnrbanee occurred In Tampico, and the mayor baa boon Imprieoned by the atats trcepa ?* Aw Alliosd Mvspikxss A etter la the Biehmond State Journal from ?"^-llpf-Qr?, Caroline county, says that Stafford 11. Garaett, wbo shot and killed a man named Chlnault, during a " free Hgbt" In JaW last, and for whom a reward of ?200 was offered by the governor, bae been arrested by two nol ?red men. Garnett has been in Phlladeluhia since the shooting, nntil a day or two ago, when he returned, as be says, for the purpose of sur rendering himself. The accused la In jail. OilisniaiiiiT a Lasdlobd Christiana Cesar rued Albert Kraatz in the Brooklyn court recoT." for baring amallpo? In hi. boaee. No. 54 Busbwlck avenue, a child bad died from smallpox In the house, and the de fendant then let it to the plaintiff, whe waa iUUdliiU, two weeka after aba VSL ?h" waa taken alck with the smallpox, ihe jury returned a verdict In her favor this morning for ?l ,500?y. T. Pott, XIk n"1?1*9 TH" KmrrrcKr Lottb?t The New York nolloe on Saturday made a descent on the headquarterj of the Kentueky Lottery la that city, arrested aeveral persons and took possession all of the property oa the premises. deposed him. . Bfuiiuti Mrun i ? Diu*iii.-i ?h "berate ?order *u committed bjr a colored n an in Delaware eity, Delaware, oa Monday Of last week. The Wilmington Commercial says Some tine ago laaac Hopkins, colored, married a daughter of A an Miller, alaa colored, of Del awate city. It seeaM that tbey did not Mt alone very w*li toother, ud recently hie wife la7! Mm. Tbis le the alleged cau'e or the aflhir. Oa Monday morning last. Hopkins west to the reel dence of hie ?other-la-law ul " SayhftaS.gf'r a.gftf. *??; ?itted ?hlch the hod sswa455^S5a-Sfa * iBI*atile raJ5,'UM ? ?*tsT5!ll,?" ?t of ^ """??traw, i. .Irlal aad tadfrcreaai Tfl?fr?nh Wlrea, a mom aw mini ruertLmaaitrt. Idiivr Star The lacmoril experiment- of instantaneously lighting the street lamp*, or K -ireet by electric agency are hailed by all wbo hive suffered from the <lark of "corporation moonlight nighti-." But they bare, on the other hand, revived tbe objections to tbe dl'flgurement of all oar street* by arial line- of wire suspended on telegraph pole*. From year to year theee wires will come In greater conflict with the stately row* of shade tree* which grace our street* The leading tel egrsph companies are even now frequently par xled where to place the pole*. Many still thinly settled streets, but partially planted with grown trees, permit them, however, to jump over from one side of the street to tbe other and back again, or to turn tn other streets, because the tolisge ol' a line of bealtbv growing trees de stroys the insulation and interfere* with the working of tbe lines, even in calin weatlier. and more so when tbe air stirs. Citizen* and au thorities consider it as utterly inadmissible to curtail the symmetrical development of the trees by the process of thinning out or cutting down for the necessities of the wires. But the remedy is at hand by a resort t? un dergrouud wires within the limits of tbe eite. Kxtensive llnee ol undergrouti 1 wires were latd through Prussia as far back as 1*47, but they had to be abandoned, and 1 am indebted to of ficial information on the whole subject from Col. Megdam, the director general ot the impe rial telegraphy in Berlin, obtained through tbe kindness of Itaroti schioezer, the German am bassmior. Tbe unfavorable result- obtaiued twenty live years ago were not attributable to the system, as interested parties will have it, but father to the lack of experience on the qualities of the isolating material, to the then very imperfect machine* for the manufacture of isolated wires, and to the undue hurry with which tbe work on extensive It nee was pushed. These old lines coneietedol gutta percha coated copper a ires, which were slmplv buried in the ground. The gutta percha of that period wa< defective, full of bubbles, and the wire was thus imperfectly covered. Rxternal protection being wanting, the gutta percha, which Is practica'lv indestructible tinder water, but readilv decom' poses when exposed to the air or in coatac' with tbe earth, was des'roved by chemical actiou, by rat?, by -pades, and even primarily by care less handling during the transportation and laying of the wire. The insulation. In conse quence, was of no account. At tbe present time, mechanical progress, footing on former experience and prodtiug by the experiments for tbe manufacture of *u'> marine cables, has overcome all tbe former objections t? subterranean lines, mid has proved tbe adaptability ot the cable by the estebli-h mentof permanent subterranean lines in ant between many Kuropean cities, and, amtng others, the German fortresses of the Ittiine. Tbe difficulty of insulating the wire belongs to a past time. Copper wire Ii now concenliically coated with three layers of gutta percha. united by an intermediate glutinous isolating compo sition. ''CbKlterdoo compound." The insa'atsd wires intended to be combined into a cable arc then united and spun over with c iref ally tarred hemp, so a* to neutral re the destructive influ ence of the eartb on the gutta percha. Km comes a tissue of irou wire, securing the ca'ole against injury bv mechanical causes, and an outer protecting heavy coat ol astdialtumgoard the wire against corrosion. A most careful examination ot the wires with highly perfected instruments, especially by Siemens method, serves to detect the slightest defect* causing losses of curreut* and vouches for unexceptional material. Cables laid twenty year* ago and in use since that time havu lately Inen taken up in Cologne and other place* and louod intact. Tbe retardation of the current, and speed of trai'MuisMon, caused by the so called <M'i ikarpe, which subterranean wires take to a much greater degree than i ritl wires, cannot come in acccut.t for tbe comparatively short space within a citv. and fact* have proved that the working with Morse's and similar apparatus is not impaued for ruch limited distances. The difficulty of repairing Injuries has also been urged against the underground wires, but tbe experience ef the German service shows tha*. whilst tbe original investment comes high, the running expenses are found to be quite trill ng l'est boat s sunk under the pavement of the sidewalks serve to trace any irregularities. Kx|>eriments are now in progress in Prussia, extending underground lines over thousands ot mile#, where the cable i? alternately brought in communication with tbe batterv arid then with | the eartb, or where galvanic current* or oppo site direction are used for telegraphing pur poses. The d.fficulties of the ?rafi - >.ary< ar thlTebj rednffd to a minimum and the - ty of 'r-t smisdioh I* restored It cannot he expected that the cheaper ir:ia! lir.es will be entirely supplanted by the uior. costly underground lines, since the Increased expense involved would tend to materially re tard the growth of the telegraph, whick has come to be the nervous system of the nation, and should most speedily be puahec throughout all Its extremities and ramitlcatiou*, long be fore railroads and steamships, these qua*: blood-vessels of the nation, have reached tln-m . But why sfcould P*)t (be General Post-Office de | partment, instead of" buying nf* Ul* Watered stock of the present telegraph line*, as been pwpoeed take thi* predestined telegraph of the fiitare in hand, and establish an un ler grcur.d line between the leading cities of tbe I nfon wbUii could be relied on during and after atmospheric revolutions, or other occa sions when the existing cheaper line* are out of working order-.' J t is well known that the ex pansion of tlie ?> r!a! aires during the summer months cause* tUem to hang slack, and during gales to make tbem liable to touch each other and intertwine; further that heavy coatings of Ice during tedden change* of temperature in winter arc apt, when followed by a gale, to bring whole lines down by deaj weight, and finallv tl.at the destructive power of h?*avv gales have ui several period* brought down whole sections ol the most substantial .erial line* by unearth ing or breaking off the pole*, shattering the in sulafors and entangling or tearing tne wires thus causing an interruption of communication tor days and weeks?perhaps at a most inop portune time! Shall not this progressive country, in which telegraphy has attained an immeasureable prominence, take a leading part in obtaining un independence of communication from all accident*; and where is there a better oppor tuuity than in postal underground telegraph along the leading airline rnllroarfs. to commence with a moderate appropriation to finish the sec tion between Washington and Bos'on" . Aii .t.p CLfSS. ? ??*?. ? tfialn In Cuba Tlie latest telegraphic advices from Harm* state that the aj nointment of Mr. Cnsiiiug a T tr.ted states minister to Spaiu is favorable received there. The .Spaniards are loud in their expressions of -attraction at the resignation ot Sickles. KM A UUCP row OF THE ? ATTAIN O EVER At The Madrid government ba* n >t only refused to accept tbe resignation of Jovellar, which wa ? forwarded on the 4th instant, but has granted him extended and extraordinary power'. The nature of these power* i* not yet known, but it I* supposed they embrace the authority to declare tbe i*land in a state of siege, should tbe captain general hnd It necessary. The home government also offers additional rein forcements. *hv cKsrar.Es was dcpoabd. Tbe charge* upon which Ue*pedes was re moved are, a< coiding to Klgueredo'* letter, a* follows1. 1 be abandonment of the Cincavil las; 2. Violation of article 26of the constitution; J. Placing obstacles In the way of the deputies so that they could not falllU their duties, 4. After the removal of said obstacles attempting to bribe deputies from the Cincavillas by the offer of the ministry ?f war to Spotorno and the command of the Clncavillas district to Gargia. Figucredo adds other accusations, even (raver, snch a* baring calumniated the legislative body, being a traitor and eonntring with antr nomtsts abroad , and, lastly, threatening to declare members or eeagrees rebels if taey H>m~i ni ? TELEGRAMS TO THE STAB, W all m?< I T?-4?x Kn \nit. Iirnstw tH?IM4 opiwit tl IW v. declined I* IMv.tml ha* Man* wM at lineal 1gold loans the rate* have b?en M.Mi 1 geM i*rr annum, and 1 ?4J I per daj lor earning Foreign r\r* RP(f >? MraM. with prima banker*' rates for Hrrlln| up ta (? ??| M?\. r ftrtlfily and with (m rlaa i iiaaarflll M>l(, M^aHWl). FraaiMw antll Km closing of tha year nonff I* ti|vrM to rule at Ira r.'.s, To dav 7 pet ? out. par annem W tha ruling rata ft* call loaaw. Prlaa aaita t r I aper h (MtM at faW pet eent . w"?<. Wwrm. little doing at tha lower Danri mrnt bonds are higher Moathera Mat* h?ad? nominal The stork market wa* weak during tl.e first half hoar of bust nam hat ha* sln*s? been strong, prices hating atnoa advanced from ? to 1 , from the lowest. w ? The Ureal Rallraad klrlksa. ? isr i icir *n itch as tip boa ran w *raa Cimmil, I^ecembev t> Tha Sew Tark night eiprea* train from Pittet.org (a Ctncin nati on the Pltt?>>nrg. OMhn and Rt. lx>uie railroad, doe here at I M taMarday Barn ing, arrived at It o'clock la*t night. At Oadir. t'hlo. between & and (o'clock Aaturdav ntght a train ran into a misplaced saltcli. hat fortu nately escaped serious damage Soap hadkain pla< ed in the tank at Columbu* from which the locomotive took water, rendering tha water anfit tor making ateam. et|?*ing tha lo*om > tut to danger of explosion, and caoslng dola* at liondon. where steam wa> blown oft aad tha water in the ho.let and tender removed. The Vlralalaa tarrUan a MBMoaiaL to i ii>iiii?r uaitr Saw \ kk |if -e?l.cr J' Hie sarvlvora of the crew and |?a<'iifen of the -toanier \ r gltilos hare forwardi <1 a memorial to President *lrant, expressing their heartfelt aad gralofal thank* lor the energetic measure- taken lor their timely reacne aad deliverv freaa ilrtfc or ?? ntence to" tt . cl am gang or a Spanish priaon. i.rateful mention Is also made of (Vommander Biaitie an.I the of er- and men ot the I . H. \ esse I 'utiiata mi vtaotatra. The steam*hip tiemgia. at this port from rharlealou. pawed the Virginias la tow oil Cape Kumaine on Uia -'4th Inst, at p. m . ? .. Xra Tark Bale*. a Million abd a utir in coin raioorT. Kb* Viik, Hecember '.*? ? The *ab-tr?a?ur? paid a null on and a half dollar* in coin for .laa uaiy late rat, witboat rebate, today. obsbt* a*< art. The ronrt of over and terminer wa? crowded to day. owing to "the expectation that the eaa tempt > aee ot aherlfl Brennan, In |#raittlii( the escape of Harry lienet, would pro. oed A poetisnemeiit. boa ever wa* granted till Mon day aoat. Wtoa Hlrark Ike ratal Blew? ?l? It. I.abi aftbb, X. II., Ueccmher ?>.-Theeer 2!^r!T.tn',UMl iB the '?* ' 7ro* *?oajo. killed In an affrav at Qrovetan la*t Wednesday night, ha* revealed the fact that If wa* Black, man, the Frenchman, who *truck tha fatal ofO'l-cary. a* at tint report, d As Blackman is an Intimate frlemt of <*ayo'e family, it is believed he was craaed with Itqnor. and committed the bloody deed at the Instiga tion of u'lrf-ary. who is a des|ierate charactei. Both have l>een committed lot trial. * Irlluia of the Hern Gloi i'Bstkk. Mas*., Iteoeaiber 2#.? Kellgl on* services in remembrance ol the one hun dred and seventy-Tour hardy marine* who hel|*d to man the Gloucester fl'-hing marine for the yenr Kl, and w ho were added to the long li-t ol victims or the sea. were held yesterday. 1 he several pastors ami .-ong-egations in the town joined in anion service in the afternoon io the town ball, which wa* tilled by a deeply *rm pathetic audience. ? rblrait?'? I'r.Mluf-c I rails <'ni< Ai.o. liecemher in.?A review of the ixo iluce tra-le ot Chicago lor the past rear la published thi* morning. Be<-ord- or (rain dnr tig the vrar were m,;jl v<? bushels ship ment*, VI jftVi,;o:i bushel* The receipt* of hog* were 4 .I'<I.ISS| head, cattle. TSVnmi bead, sheep 3?i.i??i head; lumber. I.< si y ; ism tect. The total value ol all produce received during the year U, in round cumber*. ?.'in.isi i.ntio. lb* Kail road klrlkn. card rr.oj tub iibotubbhood or u? OW Tl\ g BBi.tRBBB*. Charles Wilcon. grand chief engineer of tha l.rotherLood ot 1..>co motive Kngineers, haa ?**iiid a card. In which he says?Tbe strike now in operation on the leaned lints ol tha Pennsylvania Uailroad Company Is indirect ! violation of the rule* of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Knglnaara. Mi advice to ererr memt er of the brotherhood that has uult work on acccunt of the strike is to go to work at ance, and to use ever? Influence in their |?w? to la | <luc? all |ier?un> engaged in the strike to ra *ume Work, and todmist from any mterfaiwncc with the company'* nropertv or men." ?lohn Ferhcnback, president of the Ma chinist-and Blacksmiths' International I'alon lias i-sued order* iurtructtng the inemlier* ot that orgar.i/atton to retrain from interfering with the locomotive engineers in their *uike. THB KTK1KB TO I'OITtll B. The striking engineer* held a meeting ia Co lumbus, i ifcio, yc*terdav morning, which wa* attended Wy two hondred |ierson*. The engi neers rrwlvtd to Ftand Ira in their deiaamt. The brotherhood in Columbus are o;>|*o?ed to a r<-ort to violence or totce to prevent anv per son* from miming their enrine*. " At a mfptis' ?? ' a tci tb a ma. on s.tnr^r whlctl lca in?l?anapoi?? on Saturday altert2?>on for Ui'triaiiort ? J .1. m"" e?*? ?' 'l^Ta.u^cTy bf. *?ilch l?tng turned, un the i'itt-hur?f,n cin^ti and St. Ixibi* railro^ a new un oo SUL oTi'iVf? T" *>">' ln "" arm jiw oawna* ??rt lnHWrf " i'lrau0"1* * train. At Ixigan* V. m*n d'afovered a mwiifaced ti^ to'^v rC:,0.rM " -?ortmbTfe!^ whi,h ,.a?i i UOUI. a kbwabp OvrcRKri rns tbo?? *ao ai* FLACB ?? trc.'W. Superintendent Kliinon ha*i,5?red av# re ?ard for the arrtet and conviction J* the mar who misplaccd fhe switch at Coluutui Safur ^ the train to ran o? the t~** 1 be best striking engitieeradinclaim any kao^i edge of thi* crime, and declare It had'no enn nectiori with the plan at the atrike and no *anc - tion of the Brotherhood of Kngineerr. *tkikc? rruinto The wage* of the engineer* anl lire men on the >ew .Ier?ey division of the Pennsylvania r*}lr?*? b"Te been reduced, to take ertect .Ian l*t. 1 he men *av they wiU strike as soon as tha company attempt* to enforce the reduction * Fort atrike of engi neer* on the Toledo. Wabash and Weaiern rail road I* imminent against fifteen per cent re duction of wages. The *ti ike there Is conhaad to the Pitttbnrg, Cincinnati and St. Louis rail mu!e *ay they will not oompro Sitthmi Marvlabd Haiiuoai?.?At a meeting ol tha commiBsioner- of St. M ?r? '? county, Md., held at I.eonariitown on the ;Mtb instant, the balance of th. slate appropriation aaardcdtoSt Mary's coontv for w >rk? of in ternal Improvements, being 1-1.5*10, was vofril to the Sonthera Mnrvlaad Kaiiroa.l Company, and the treasurer of the ?tate wa* re<ine>ted bv a resolution ot the board to pay over that Amove* to the pre i lent ol th" sa i coanur Ihuroad is being pushed ronvard, ?n1 will be completed to Point I.ookout 'inder the manage ment of Col, Smoot during the year i?7| -hai /imort Amm an. How Thbv Vt iet Saict B it* rn N?w \oek?Katnrday aftornoon, in New Vork ' rV'5^ ?>?.,,n' |ly. aged 11 vears, who reside 1 with hi* fa her mo'her i nd aunt, K w > Kiler, was killed by the latter during adranken brawl. The whole partv bad been drinking prettv free ly and were all intoxicatad. when the boy be came saucy. and his aunt knocked him down, and jumped on hie stomach ami sat on hia bead until life was extmcU AU the pari.e* were ar retted. Thb Polabis Bi'Bvivois A meeting of tha rnrrlvors or the Polari? ArcUc expedition will be held In New York, to morrow evening to petition Congrees to aire both them and l>|Ul manz Joe additional conpeneation, a* their health bad been badly impaired by their *affer Inf*. The aaeation ot the alleged poinoning of Captain Bail, and the etatemenU of Captain Tnea ia WaAington ia connection therewith, wlU be brought before the meeting. Will or tub Baltibmbb Milliowaii will aad le*tament of John* Hopkin* Itted to probata before the iMjiti ef will* fer Baltimore eonntv an Sataniay. The had aiaraeaambera Uvee^aad be ^ampi^provided Her all of curt iseutatlone which The great balk of bie lane estate wae left la trast for the benefit of his legatees aad the two VTranes has (iron satisfactorr to Germany relative to the hostile i ths French bishops. 1 VRev. Father Mah?r, of SL Fetor's Cafho TOstenlay morning of heart dlssasa. M*d 1?. who mardered Ikt Kreener family two Tears age. has been sea euoed to be hung at Pwtt*ville, Pa. ^?fTh* ?taa tMer, who oatraged an I kills! a Polish woman ? year* 314 vai lu/tlat Pem broke, Canada, Satarday. . Ooeh ef sheep, aa?Hriag ?mn, Ss lenglag to lfra. Mcf.'ang, Uvisigaea# 11 n s'l a i ten, A o., were all killed by dsgalast Tisl^ a|<> fer a-eault. * "*Ald for dam *