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Saturday, December 15, 18GO.
4ST We shall on Monday next issue this !
paper in the morning, instead of the afternoon. '
To the People of the Untied Staler.
Numerous appeals hnve been mado tn me by
pious and patriotic associations and citizens.
id view of tho present distracted and danger
mis condition of our country, to recommend
that a day be set apart for Humiliation', Fast
1N0, and 1'kayeii, throughout the Union. Iii
compliance with their request, and tuy own
sense of duty, I desiginato
Fridjy, the Uh day of January, 18G1,
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plo assembiron' that day, according to tneir j
several forma of worthip, td keep it aS a solemn '
The Union of the 8tates is at the present '
moment threatened with alarming and imme- '
diate danger-panic and distress of a fearful
character prevail throughout the,land-our la-
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consequently deprived oftho means of oaruing I
their bread indeed, hope seems to have de
sorted the minds of men.' All classes are in a
state of confusion and dismay and the wisest'
counsels of our best and purest men are wholly
(In this, the hour of our calamity and peril,
to whom shall we resort for relief but to the
God of our Fathers? His Omnipotent arm
only can save us from the awful effects of our
own crimes and follies our own ingratitude
and guilt towards our Heavenly Father.
Let us, then, with deep contrition and peni
tent sorrow, unite in humbling ourselves before
the Most High, in confessing our individual
and national sins, and in atKtiolidging the
justice of our punishment. Let us implore
Him to remove fro-n our hearts that lalse pride
of opinion which would impel us to persevere
in wrong for the sake of consistency, rather
than yield a just submission to tho unforeseen
exigencies by which we are now surrounded.
Let us, with deep reverence, beseech Him to
restore the friendship and good will which pre
vailed, in former days, among the people of the
several States; and, above all, to save us from
the horrors of civil war and1" blood guiltiness."
Let our fervent prayers ascend to His Throne,
that He would not desert us in this hour of ex
treme peril, but remember us as He did our
fathers in tho darkest days of the Revolution,
and preserve our Coustitutiou and our Union,
the work of their bands, for ages yet to come.
An Omnipotent Providence may overrule eX'
isting evils for permanent good. He can make
the wrath of man to praise Him, and the re
mainder of wrath he can rcstrnin. Let me in
voke every individual, in whatever sphere of
life he may be placed to feel a personal respon
sibility to God and his country for keeping this
day holy, and for contributing all in his power
tp remove our actual and impending calami
ties. J.oies Buchanan.
Washington, Dec. 14, 1860.
THE RESIGNATION OF GUN. CASS.
Gen. Cash yesterday tendered his resignation
of the office of Secretary of State, in consequence
of the determination of the President not to
send the reinforcements essential, in the opin
ion of all military authorities, to the security
of Fort Moultrie.
This step on the part of Gen. Cass, consider
ing his great age and constitutional indecision
of character, will produce a profound impres
sion upon the country.
He was not willing to destroy his present
reputation, and mar tbe name which he will
bear in history, by a longer connection with an
Administration which had finally determined
to yield a public fort to nullification, or what is
the same thing, to leave it without adequate
Gen. Cass first came into the Cabinet, upon
the break-up of the first Cabinet of Gen. Jack
son, upon this very question of nullification,
and it is not to be doubted that his opiuions
have always been upon that question, in accord
with those of the old Roman. He has been
overborne in council by the malign intiuence
which has, so far, kept possession of Mr. Bu
cbanan, and may do so to the end.
If anything could startle Mr. Buchanan into
a perception of the truth, it is this decisive ac'
of a man, habitually a courtier, but still a pa
triot, and conservative of his fame, present and
future. The President knows well, that his
late Secretary of State did not resign, except
nnder a pressure which he felt it to bo impossi
ble to resist. And it is this which may, even
now, produce a reversal of that Executive de
cision which has produced such wide-spread
sorrow and indignation.
There is not a moment longer to be lost, un
less Mr. Buchanan wishes to go down lo pos
terity with a name linked with that of Bene
dict Arnold. The abandonment of Fort Moul
trie is not a whit less criminal, than the at
tempted betrayal of West Point, and it will be
worse in this, that the revolutionary treason
was that of a subordinate General, while the
treason now impending over ns is that of tbe
constitutional Commander in-chief of our ar
mies and navies. Wo implore the President
to pause before be takes tbe last fatal and irre
Governor Brown, of Georgia, concludes a
letter with the following sensibla advice:
" If we must fight, in the name of all that is
sacred, let us fight our common enemy, and
not fight each other. In niy opinion, our peo
ple should send their wisect and best men to
tbe Convention, without regard to party dis
tinctious, ami should intrust much to their yood
judgment and tound discretion when they meet
They may then hare neu) lights before them,
which tee do not now have, and they should be
Uftfiee to act upon them."
Maine. Among the gentlemen named by
their friends for the Senatorship, about to be
vacated by tbe election of Mr. Hamlin to the
Vice Presidency, are, the present Governor,
Lot -M. MorcUljljelfttp Gevernor, Joseph H.
Williams, the Governor elect, Israel Washburn,
jr., and the chairman of the Naval Committee
of the Unit d States House of Representatives,
Freeman II. Morie.
Ex-Governor Wise of Virginia opposes seces
sion, but nrges war inside of the Union.
Naval. Commodore B. F. Sands has been
detached from the Bureau of Construction.
Llentenant J. S. Kennard baa been ordered to
the Observatory at Washington.
I THE COMMITTEE OF THIRTY-THREE.
1 As sotne misapprehension exists as to what
was actually done in this committee on Thnrs
i day. we now state it in full.
The resolution of Mr. Rust,-of Arkansas, was
ft, f0nows . j
Jitsolred, That.in the opinion of this com-
I raittce, tho existing discontents amoog the
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Southern people, and tho growing hostility
among them to tho Federal Uovernment, are
not without cause, and that just such conces
sions and additional and more specific and
effectual guarantees of their peculiar rights and
interests, as recognised by the Constitution, as
will or should allay them, are indispensable to
the perpetuation of the Union."
Mr. Dunn, of Indiana, offered the following
" substitute, which was accepted by Mr. Rust i
" llcwhcd, That, in tho opinion of this com
mittee, the existing discontents among tho
southern people, and the growing hostility
"nonK .,ht'u l0 th,e 5ede? . ".T61"' "?
greatly to bo regretted, and that, whether such
,'"ne'f and h'ti witnout j.st cause
,r no.t any reasonable, proper, and conslitu-
tloual remedies and effectual guarantees of their
Peculiar rights and interests, as recognised by
the Constitution, necessary to preserve the
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If" of the country and the perpetuation of
the Union, should be promptly and cheerfully
And it wns this substitute of Mr. Dunn, and
not the original resolution of Mr. Rust, which
was agreed to by the committee.
A SECEDING MANIFESTO.
At a caucus, during the evening of day be
for8 yesterday, of members of Congress" from
the far South, tho following manifesto was
agreed upon and signed :
" Wasiiinutov, Dec. 13, 1860.
"To Our Constituents: The argument is
exhausted. All hope of relief in the Uuion,
through the agency of committees, congression
al legislation, or constitutional amendments, is
extinguished, and we trust the South will not
be deciiud by appearances or tho pretence of
new guaranties. The Republicans are reso
Into in tho purposo to grant nothing that will
or ought to satisfy the South. In our judg
ment, the honor, safety, and independence of
the Southern people arc to be found only in a
Southern Confederacy the inevitable result of
separate State secession. That the sole and
primary aim of each slaveholding State ought
to be its speedy and absolute separation from
an unnatural nud hostile Union.'
Signed by J. L. Pugh, David Ciopton, Syden
ham Moore, J. L. M. Curry, J. A. Stallworth,
Afred lverson, J. W. II. Underwood, L. J. Gar-
trell, James Jackson, (Senator Toombs is not
in Washington, but would sign,) John J. Jones,
Murtin J. Crawford, and George S. Hawkins.
It is understood that Mr. Yulee will sign it.
T. U. Hindman, A. 0. Brown, Wra. Harksdale,
0. R. Singleton,;Rcuben Davis of Mississippi,
Burton Craige, Thomas Ruttin, J. P. Benja
min, John M. Landrum. Mr. Slidell will also
sign it. Senators Wigfall and Hemphill will
also sign it.
So far as signatures go, this manifesto is far
From Alabama, it has not the names of
Messrs. Houston and Cobb of the House, or of
Mr. Fitzpatrick of the Senate.
Of the House members from Georgia, only a
bare majority sign it.
Of the Arkansas delegation, only one signs
it, and the statement that the Senators from
that State approve it, docs not command general
Of the four House members from Louis
iana, only one signs it
Outside of tbe cotton States proper, only two
gentlemen from North Carolina sign this mani
festo. It appears, from a letter of Mr. Reuben Davis,
of Mississippi, that tho fact of the signing of
this manifesto was immediately communicated
to the committee of thirty three, which was in
session at the same time, and that it was under
the urgency of this communication, and with a
view to satisfy the excited portion of the pub
lic that some measures of adjustment might be
adopted, that the resolution of Mr. Rust, of Ar
kansas, modified by Mr. Dunn, of Indiana, was
THE TEN MILLION TREASURY NOTE
Tbe Treasury relief bill, as passed by both
Houses of Congress, authorizes the issuo of
Treasury notes fur such sums as the public ex
igencies require, but not to exceed, at any time,
ten million dollars, of denominations not less
than fifty dollars ; such notes shall be paid or
redeemed after tbe expiration of one vear from
date of the issue, to bear such interest as shall
be expressed thereon, at the rate of six per
tcut. per annum, provided, that after tbe ma
turity of any of suid notes, the interest shall
ceaso at the expiration of sixty days' notice of
a readiucss to redeem or pay the same, which
m.iy at any time be given by the Secretary of
the Treasury, in one or more uewspapers at the
seat of Government redemption paymeut to
be made to the lawful holders upon present
ment, at the Treasury, and to include the prin
cipal and interest, for which the faith of the
United States is solemnly pledged.
Tbe Secretary of the Treasury, with the ap
probation of the President, is authorized to
cause such portion of the Treasury notes as
may be deemed expedient to be issued in pay
ment of warrants in favor of public creditors,
or other persons lawfully entitled to payment,
who may choose to receive tuch notes in pay
ment at par.
1 he Secretary is also authorized, with the
approbation of the President, to issue notes at
such rate of interest as may be offered by the
lowest responsible bidders, who may tako the
notes at par, after public advertisement to pro
pose to issue such notls at par to those who
may offer to take tbe same at the lowest rates
But in deciding upon those bids, no fraction
shall be considered which may be less than
one quarter per centum per annum. The notes
to be transferable, by assignment, by the per
son to whose order the same are made payable,
und be received by tbe proper officers in pay
ment of all duties or taxes for public luuds,
und all debts of any character due at the time
Bucb notes muy be offered in payment.
The Secretary is further authorized to pur
chase the notes at par, for amount of principal
and interest due at tbe time of purchase, and
so much of any unappropriated money in the
Treasury as may be ucicssary for that purpose
is appropriated to pay the principal and inter
est. The power to issue and reissue Treasury
notes shall cease on the 1st of January, 1803.
The usual provisions aro made for punish
ing counterfeiting. All moneys hereafter con
tracted for under the Treasury and loan act of
June last shall be used in the redemption of
the .treasury notes now outstanding, and those
to be issued under this act, and to replace in
the Treasury any amount of said notes which
shall have been paid, and received for public
dues, and for no other purpose.
NEWS BY TELEGRAPH.
ADDITIONAL PER STEAMER EUROPA.
The steamer Europa, at Helifax, from Liv
erpool, is said to bring $530,000 In specie, con
signed to Boston. We subjoin some additional
news received by her t '
The United States China squadron was thus
distributed at last advices : Tho John Adams
was at Foo-Choo, and tho steamer Hartford
and gunboat Saginaw were at Shanghai.
Great Britain. The Empress Lugcnio was
visiting Manchester, where tier reception was
cordial. Tbe town council had presented her
an address. Her proposed visit to Liverpool
had been abandoned.
The insurance company in wUich defalca
tions to the amount of ten thousand pounds
sterling had been discovered, is the British
Empire. The systo n adopted was the same ns
Pullingcr's a falsified pass book the delin
quent being Mr. Inglisb, late secretary of tho
Financial Affairs. The reduction by tho
Bank of England of its rato of discount from
six to five per cent, had no effect on tbe funds.
The demand for money on the following day
was very active, both at tho bank and in the
open market. The rate for tbe best bills in the
street was 4J to 6 per cent. Tbe American
advices caused considerable anxiety, Sv, nty
thousand sovereigns were drawn from tbe bank
on Friday, as well as 30,000 sterling in bar
gold, fur shipment per Europa. A large amount
is reported withdrawn froai the Liverpool
branch. These movements affected the funds,
and consols declined on Friday.
The Times' city article says the panic has
reached a stage resembling something of the
worst days of 1857, bnt the leading commercial
fieople seemed to be aware of its utter ground
essness, so that tbe alarm was by no means
equal to tbe agitation. Although the heavy
character of our grain importations and the
prospct of somo temporary confusion in the
commerce and finance of the United States
from political panic, preclude the possibility
of an early abundance in the supply of money,
there is every reason for confidence that the
market will, for the next few months, be free
from pressure or violent fluctuations.
Dance. Tbe legislative concession just
granted were being generally canvassed by the
press. The liberal journals regarded them fa
vorably. Reports had been current that the meeting
of the Corps Legisla'if was to be hastened, but
the Puyi says the meeting will not take place
before the usual lime. The Senate, however,
will meet earlier, in order to regulate the exe
cution of the recent imperial decree.
The Bourse was firm. Rentes 70 f. 35 c
The French troops in Syria were taking up
Italy. The advanced Piedmoutese postswere
1,500 metres from the mole and forts of Oaeta
on the 19th. They were placing mortars in
line to open fire, and three out of five batteries
constructing were ready. The besieged kept
up a fire to impede the construction of the
batteries, but ineffectually. Typhus fever pre
vailed in the garrison, which was too crowded,
A state ot siege was established in tho Abruz
zi. All persons hearting arms without permis
sion, exciting the peasantry, or insulting the
national flag, are to be shot.
Cavour's reply to the recent Prussian dis
patch, in which Sardinian policy was censured,
is published. Cavour insists that the question
of the Umbrian Marches and tbe Two Sicilies
is purely Italian, in no way affecting the rights
of other Powers. He points out that Sardinia
is the only conservative power in Italy capable
ot overpowering the really revolutionary spirit,
but warmly appeals for European sympathy in
stead of rebuke.
Tbe Bishop of Loretto had excommunicated
the clergy of Santa Carta for receiving Victor
A commercial convention had been ratified
between Sardinia and the Hanse towns.
Austiia. Serious disturbances, with loss of
lite, are reported at Debreezin and liperenee,
in Hungary, on the 26th.
The Paris correspondents say that no Gov
ernment has made any overtures to Austria re
specting the cession or purchase of Venetia.
Prussia. M. Steiber, director of police, has
FURTHER FROM CALIFORNIA.
Fort Ktarney, Dec. 14. The San Francisco
papers of the 1st instant report business at a
stand, there being no immediate call for goods,
and the trade being disposed to await further
news. Prices are unfavorably affected by the
panic news from the Atlantic. States, though
without transactions, the changes of quotations
must be a matter of conjecture. If the import
ers find it necessary to forco sales, a general
decline will result; but in any event the lute
inactive condition of the market is not likely to
find relief. Grain and breadstuffs are nom
inally unchanged. Export orders are checked,
but so recently as to have yet produced no effect
The Lyceum Theatre building, at the corner
of Montgomery and Washington streets, San
Francisco, was destroyed, except the lower story,
by fire, on the 26th. Loss, about $20,000.
Thanksgiving day was very generally ob
served on the 2'Jth. All the churches were well
attended, and the sermons delivered dwelt
largely on the condition of the Union, and pro
nounced its dissolution impossible.
The advices from Oregon bring but little
news. 1 be rortland Advertiser says, that next
spring an expedition against the Indians who
massacred the Myers emigrant party will be
undertaken. One object is, to recover four or
five young girls, believed to be still alive, and
held for ransom.
There are some symptoms of a general alli
ance of all tho Indian tribes on or near tbe
eastern boundary of Oregon, to depredate and
wage war upon the whites.
Tbe Prussian Minister bad not succeeded in
making a treaty with the Japanese.
Peruvian advices received at San Francisco
state that Congress had granted extraordinary
powers to the President for prosecuting the war
on Bolivia. General Costilla would raise 30,000
men. The general impression, according to
Lima letters, was, that the Peruvians would be
IlErORTS FROM CHARLESTON.
Charleston, Dec. 13. The rumor that pre
vailed yesterday that the banks had resumed
is contradicted. It is expected that within a
month alter secession, matters will settle down
and business brighten.
Tho Mercury of this morning publishes an
account of the operations going on at harbor
forts. The garrisons are evidently in dread of
an attack, and are preparing night and day for
a desperate resistance in sucn event. But
there is no disposition hero to molest the forts,
unless tho State orders it. Tho people feel
friendly towards the Federal ofliceis com
manding there, but they regard the possession
of the forts as essential to independence, and
would consider any reinforcements a threat of
THE LYNCH LAW API'LIEIl.
MemphiSj Tenn., Dec. 13. A letter from
Friar's Poiut, Miss., says that the vigilance
asrainUtee, had hung several carpenters for in
citing slaves to rebellion. Other Northerners
had Been shipped.
Norfolk, Dec. 14. In Hampton Roads, barq'ue
Parthian, from Liverpool, bound to City Point;
ship Amos Lawrence, on hundred days from
I'ONVtCTtON roit MAN8LAVOITTE11.
Boston, Dee. 13. Daniel Hackelt, charged
with the killing of Henry Gillon, at Lowell,
Mass., has been convicted of manslaughter.
Jloston. Dec. 13. The Charleston line of
steamers has been discontinued for tbe present.
ARRIVAL or Tilt STEAMER NORTH STAR.
iAVio 1'orA-, Dec. Wj Tb.o steamer North
Star, from Aspiuwall, has arriVed. '
Senator Wade, of Ohio, speaks in the Sen
ate on Monday next, en the present crisis.
Paymaster John 8. Cunningham has been
ordered to tbe United Slates sloop of war Ma
cedonian. It is generally reported that Judge Douglas's
speech next weikwill bo of a coercive charac
ter against secession.
Perham's people's Pacific railroad bill, em
bracing three routes, has been" referred to the
House special committee on that subject,
It is stated flat ex-Oovernor Dickinson, of
New York, will be nominated, for the position
-of Secretary of State.
The publication of 'the manifesto of the
Southern members has produced a depressing
effect among the conservatives, who say they
are now satisfied that the former are opposed to
any political compromise or accommodation
There is but little, if any, confidence reposed
in the assurances that South Carolina will not
resist tbe Federal authorities during the admin
istration of President Buchanan. They are
mcro promises to quiet apprehensions in official
Lieutenant General Scott has expressed the
opinion that additional forces should bo sent to
South Carolina for the protection of the public
property. The President, however, is still op
posed to such an increase, for prudential rea
sons, being apprehensive that it would but aug
ment tbe present excitement.
A paper was in circulation in the House of
Representatives, on Thursday, signed by n large
number of extreme Southern members, together
with several members from the States of North
Carolina, Tennessee, and Arkansas, stating
that, in their opinion, there is no hope of rec
onciliation or adjustment, and urging the South
ern States to put themselves in readiness for
There was an understanding among tho se
lect committee of thirty-three, yesterday, that
their proceedings, excepting as to results, shall
De regarded as private, nnu tnereiore not to oe
revealed for publication. It is known, how
ever, that several propositions looking to political
conciliation were presented and read, but not
acted upon. Several gentlemen made speeches,
and opinions were interchanged. The prospect
of a reconciliation was about tbe same as it was
on Thursday. It was in order to afford time for
consideration that the adjournment until Mon
day too'x place.
Death op a Clergyman. The unexpected
demise of a young and talented clergyman,
Rev. Wentworth L. Child s, for several years the
pastor of " St. Alban's " parish, Montgomery
county, Maryland, has taken place in this city.
He was the son of E. L. Childs, Esq., one of
tbe principal clerks of the Post Office Depart
ment, at whose residence he died.
Contributions for the Monument. The
Jefferson Society of the University of Virginia
have contributed a block ot marble to the Wash
iui;ton Monument, with the name of their so
ciety cut upon it, and dated January 7th, 1860.
A contribution ot twenty dollars Irom uranville,
Ohio, aid another from St. Louis, Missouri, of
fifty-four dollars aud fifty cents, have been re
ceived. An Old Workman. Pringle Slight, who
lately died in this city, had been employed as a
crrpenter on tbe Capitol since 1816.
Dr. S. A. H. McKim, President of the Wash
ingtouian Temperance Association, will deliver
an address to morrow afternoon, atthreeo'clock,
at the old Trinity Church, on Fifth street. Reg
ular meetings of the Association are held every
Accident. Wm. Moran, Esq., of Philadel
phia, intending, to proceed to Washington, at
tempted to get on tho platform of the car whilst
the train was going at a dangerous speed, and
unfortunately missed his footing, and was
thrown against tbe wheels. One of his bands
was badly hurt, and his side was also consider
ably injured. Mr. Moran was removed to his
residence, in the vicinity. His many friends
will be glad to learn that his injuries are not
A Tei.euiuhi Cadle was laid successfully
across the Mississippi river at Vicksburg, Miss.,
on Friday last.
Montgomery, county Ala., has a population
of 36,060, of whom 23,752 are slaves.
Jubt One Item. A tax of $300,000. The
Vicksburg Whig states that the Post Office re
ceipts in the State of Mississippi, amount to
$101,549. The expenditures are $371,001,
leaving a deficit of $268,445. This sum will
have to be raiseed, when tbe State secedes, by
direct taxation of the people. A tax of
$300,000 for just ono item, which cannot be
avoided 1 Let these facta be considered by the
people before they take the bnai step.
There are published in the United States
about two hundred religious papers, and their
circulation is reckoned by tbe bundrcd thou
sands. The service they render in the moral
education of tbe people is beyond calculation.
A religious persecution has broken out in
Spain. A Protestant Spaniard has been ar
rested, aud documents being found upon him
implicating many of his countrymen as favor
ing tbe Protestant movements in that country,
several of them have been arrested, and others
have lied into tho interior and to Gibraltar.
The laws of Spain against Protestants aro very
severe, but have not lately been enforced.
The Union Wide Awakes of Now York city
are making arrangements to attend tbe inau
guration of Mr. Lincoln. Entirely new equip
ments have been ordered, and a steamer will
be chartered for the trip, for tho purpose of
affording the members and invited guests board
and lodging during their stay in the Federal
city. The company numbers 200 men.
Tbe census of Cincinnati has been retaken
by Mr. C. S. Williams, under the direction of
the municipal authorities, ills enumeration
brings tbe population up to 171.203, about
10,000 more than the figures of the Govern
TnE Murder or Mrs. Shancks in New
York. The inquest was resumed on Thurs
day, in the presenco of a numerous and excited
crowd of spectators, including many of tho
relatives of the prisoner and deceased. The
prisO' er talked freely, and expressed no doubt
that ho, would soon be released from custody.
A gentleman' just before tho proceedings' com
menced suggested to him that, if be committed
the murder, ho had better confess It to which
ho replied t "Oh.no; what good would that
do? Rogers confessed, but he was hanged af
ter all." Another person intimated that he
might plead insanity, if he chose to which he
3uickly -responded : " Oh, that be damned."
veril witnesses testified, in effect, to the facts
already known. A colored- worn air, Rebecca
Dowton, swore she saw a young man in the
storef-on Wednesday moruiog, that looked like
the prisoner, and of this person Mrs. Shancks
said she was afraid. The verdict of the jury
was, that the prisoner be fully committed for
Tni Seventh Reoiuent to he invited to
visitEnolano. It is Stated that through tbe
exertions of Mr. Bellow, the artist, late of New
York, who has recently returned to London,
that it is extremely probable that the London
volunteers will send by ihe next steamer an
invitation to the 7th Regiment to pay a visit to
England. Mr. Blanchnrd Jerrold, who is cap
tain of a crack London volunteer corps, and
several other literary and military celebrities,
are very enthusiastic in relation to the matter,
and have interested many leading citizens of
London, by whom it is proposed.to raise a fund
of '25,000 to defray the expenses.
Making: Lawyers Fast. Thero were twenty-
eight young men admitted to, practice in one of
me courts oi uruo&iyn, new Aora, on rnuay
Gas roit the Sound Steamers. A new
method of lighting tbe Sound steamboats, from
large reservoirs of gas, to bn placed on the up
per deck, the latter being filled at either termi
nus of tho route, is soon to be put in operation.
Four iron resorvoirs, capable of holding eigh
teen thousand feet of gas, are to be secured on
the hurricane deck, and it is thought that, in
case of emergency, these buoyant tanks may
prove very efficient as life preservers. N. 1 .
Sale or Colored Persons under the Va
grant Act. On Wednesday last, three negroes
were sold at the court-house door, Towsontown,
Maryland, under the vagrant law, to serve for
one year. They were bought as follows : Henry
Sales, by Elijah M. Bosley, for $40 ; Fanny
Uusen, by P. D. Burgan, for $30 ; Margaret
Hughes, by F. I. Wheeler, for $25.
The total vote of the Slates of South Caro
lina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, and Missis
sippi, at the late election, was not over 300,000.
They are the States that desire to " secede."
Pennsylvania alone polled 476,710 votes.
TUG public are Invited to attend the special
Prayer Meeting of the Young Men's Chris
tian Association on Monday, December 17tb,
commencing at half past nine o'clock A. 11., and
at seven o'clock P. M. The special object of
this meeting Is to Invoke Divine blessing on oar
country in its present condition. Let every one
attend. By order of the Association,
dec ID 2t
FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHDROH.
Tbe Fourth Presbjt-rlan Church, Ninth street,
will be reopened for public worship to-morrow,
and there will be three services, 11 a. m., 3 p.
m., and 7 p. m.
Tbe Rev. John Chambers, of Philadelphia, will
preach In the morning and evening, assisted by
Rev. Wm. McLain, D. D , Rev. R. R. Gurley, D.
D., Rev. Thomas H. Stockton, D. D., Chaplain to
tbe lTouse of Representatives, and the pastor of
In tbe afternoon, Rev. Dr. Samson, President
of Columbia College, will preach, and be assisted
In the services by Rev. Dr. Spring, of New York,
Rev. Maboo Noble, Rtv. Dr. Sunderland, and Rev.
V. D. Collins.
Fine Old Whisky.
1 ( BARRELS FINE OLD RYE WHISKY.
I w 10 barrels superior old Bourbon do.
5 barrels Gibson's XXXX old rye do.
10 do. do. XXX do. do.
20 do. do. XX do. do.
40 do. do. X do. do.
no do. medium Rye and Bourbon do.
100 dozen old Cabinet, Rye, and Bourbon
25 five gallon demijohns very superior old
In store, and for sale by
E. K. WHITE k CO.,
No. 03 Louisiana avenue, between
Sixth and Seventh streets, opposite
dec 15 the Bank of Washington.
Champagne Wines and Brandies.
Qa BASKETS HEIDSIEOK CHAMPAGNE.
A-J 2Q baskets of the celebrated Cllquot Wine.
12 dozen fine old Champagne Brandy.
12 dozen fine old London Dock Brandy.
6 quarter casks very fine deiicate Pale
Sherry, imported direct by us.
In store, and for sale by
E. E. WHITE k CO.,
No. C3 Louisiana avenne, between
Sixth and Seventh streets, opposite
dec 15 Bank of Washington.
TVIEW MESS MAOKERKL, ka., ka.
x b Barrels New No. 1 Mess Mackerel.
20 barrels Large New No. 1 Mackerel.
100 Halves, Quarters, aud Eighths Barrels New
Mess and No. 1 Mackerel.
5,000 pounds Large Fat Codfish.
S tierces No. 1 Salmon.
25 kits No. 1 Sihnon.
50 boxes Scaled Herrings.
200 barrels No. 1 M. John's Alewlves.
200 barrels No. 1 Gibbed Herring.
For sale by E. E. WHITE k CO.,
No. 63 Louisiana avenue, bet. Sixth
and Seventh streets, opposite Bank
dec 15 of Washington.
CANDLES AND OIL.
20 cases Paratfine Candles.
20 boxes Sperm Candles.
50 boxes Adamantine Candles.
50 boxes Hotel Candles.
1 cask Coal Oil, for burning.
Lard, Whale and Sperm Oil.
Just received, and for sale by
E. E. WHITE k CO.,
No. C3 Louisiana avenue, bet. Sixth
and Seventh slree'a, opposite Bank
dec 15 of Washington.
SPALDING'S ' BPALDING'8
Only 15 cents per bottle, at BONTZ 4 GRIF
FITH'S, No 369 Seventh street, between I and
Warranted the Genuine Spalding Glue.
dec 15 eod lui
Massachusetts Clear Mess Fork
For sale low by
BROWNING 4 KEATING,
353 Penn. avenne, near Sixth street.
VERY 8UPERIOR WINES AND
WILLIAM II. CAMPBELL k CO., success
ors to John II. Buthman, No. 283 Penn
sylvanla avenue, south side, between Four-and-a-half
and Sixth streets, bare Just received a
very choice selection of Wines and Liquors from
the first Importing houses of the country, all of
which may be Implicitly relied on as genuine.
Among which we name :
Old Reserve Madeira, vintage 1844.
Old L. P. Madeira, very fine.
Sherry Wines of every grade.
Catawba Wine, pure Port Wine.
Otard, Duper, ft Co., Cognac.
CHAMPAGrfE1"4 ther faTrU' brand,
Vln Imperial, Green Seal.
.Cabinet, QIL Mummls.
Ileldsick 4 Co., Charles Heidsick.
Curracos, Anntsette, Maraschino.
. Punch Jsencs, Klrchea Waller, Arrac.
Apple Brandy, each Brandy
Wild Cherry Brandy', Blackberry Brandy.
Superior Brands Cigars.
We hare also In bottles and In wood a pure
genuine Old Rye Whisky, which we can fully
recommend as .equal to any whisky Introduced
Into this market, all of which will be disposed of
at reasonable' prices. dec 14 3t
Or ALL GRADES AND PRICES.
WARRANTED Gold Band Window Shades,
Buff, Green, and Blue Holland Shades, all
sizes, made to order.
Also, a handsome assortment of Picture Cord
and Tassels, all lizes and colors.
Purchasing for cash, and allowing no old stock
to accumulate, persons needing the above goods
will find it to their advantage to give me a call.
All work executed and superintended by
practical men, who have served a regular ap
prenticeship at their trade.
Satisfaction guarantied, or no pay required.
Please give me a call. Remember the number.
No. 480 Seventh street, eight doors above
nov 20 Odd Fellows' Hall.
Encourage Home Production.
LAMPBLACK of all qualities, and packed In
all of the different styles known to the trade.
ROOFING PITCH & ROOFING FELT,
FOR GRAVEL ROOFS,
And also used for slate and tin roof. Manufac
tured and for sale by
H. C. WILSON 4 CO.,
Twenty-second street and Chespeake and
unlo canal. Utlice adjoining Bank of
J. W. MORSELL,
(Successor to Howell k Morsel,)
Sealer in Faints, Oils, Lamps, Lamp
Glasses, Varnish, Brushes, and
323 O street, between Sixth and Seventh.
ARTIST'S materials of every variety. Wicks
of every description. dec 8 tf
ON hand aud for sale, at reasonable prices, a
good snpply of
Red Ash Coal
White Ash Coal,
Lykens Valley Coal
Also, Hickory Wood, Oak Wood, and Pine
Fuel promptly delivered in any part of the
Fair weight and measure in all cases.
R. W. BURR.
dec 1 1 eo4t Cor. Seventh st. and Mass. ar.
.New No. 1 Mess Mackerel
For sale low by
BROWNING 4 KEATING,
353 Penn. avenue, near Sixth street.
NEW CROP FRUITS, 4c.
I HAVE in store and am receiving from the
Northern markets New Crop Layer RAISINS,
in whole, half, and quarter boxes ; Malaga Bunch
Raisins, in whole, half, and quarter boxes; New
Crop CITRON, CURRANTS,
FIGS, FILBERTS, BRAZIL NUTS,
ALMONDS, ORANUERRIK 4c;
All of which will be sold as low as can be had.
JESSE B. WILSON,
327 Pa. av., between tilth and Seventh
nov 20 streets, south side.
8. T. SUUMAN,
CHEMIST AND PHARMACEUTIST,
Corner of Sixth street and Pennsylvania
avenue, under Vie Clarendon Hotel,
RESPEOTFULLYbcgs leave to Inform bis old
customers and the publlo in general, that
having located at the above stand, he will be
happy to supply their wants in his line of busi
ness, dec 3 ly
SHARP'S BREECH-LOADINQ REPEATER I
TT7E have sold many dozens of the above
YV srmi Bnd find tbey give satisfaction.
They weigh only eight and a half ounces, and
are warranted, at
nor 20 Sales Room, Brown's Hotel.
CITY STEAM FIRE-WOOD MILLS AND
Foot of Seventeenth street, below War Dept.
KINDLING and Stove-Wood prepared to suit
tbe wants of each customer.
Coal kept in coal-houses, protected from the
weather, and delivered free from dirt and other
Impurities. 2,240 pounds to tbe ton.
T. J. 4 W. M. GALT,
Office 282 Penn. av., bet Eleventh
dec 0 lot and Twelfth sts.
Plumber and Gas Fitter,
WILL introduce Gas and Water upon the
most liberal terms, at the shortest notice,
and will gjaranty satisfaction.
He has on hand a lot of Cooking and other
Stoves, which he will sell at less than cost. Call
and see him. Remember the place, southeast
corner of Twelfth and F streets, nov 2G lm
ENGLISH CARRIAGE VARNISH,
FOR sale by
nor 26 lawlm No. 375 Penn. avenue.