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Tuesday, December 25, 1860.
Qr In order tb give all peron t mploycd
in this office an opportunity to enjoy Christmas,
no paper will be issued to-morrow morning.
THE THICK OP NEGROES.
A "primeboy," worth $2,000 in flush times,
was offered thirty days ago in this city at
$1,000, and again on Friday last at $500,
without finding a purchaser.
A widow lady in this vicinity sold last week
for fifty dollars, a " boy,'' about fifty five years
old, for whom she was receiving a hire of eight
dollars per month.
1 here are four millions of negro slaves in
this country whose average price, including nil
ages and conditions, exceeded five hundred
dollars each, prior to the recent ngitntions,
and no article of property was paying a higher
income than slaves at that valuation. The
aggregate exceeded two thousand millions of
It is easy to calculate how much has been
lost by the depreciation which has occurred,
and how much remains to bo lost by that civil
war which will certainly follow the attempt to
overthrow this Government.
SECESSION AS A COVER FOR RAS
CALITIES. When the Treasury Department building
was burnt, twenty-five years ago, it was a gen
eral belief, that it was done as a means of de
stroying the evidence of official peculations.
And it is now a belief, intensified by the
enormous robbery in the Department of the In
terior, that numerous persons, connected with
the Administration, are looking to nn over
throw of the Government ns their only escape
from condign punishment for robberies, which
a change of dynasty will expose.
The suspicions of the country havo been
aroused for some time, but it is believed here
that the actual disclosures which are impend
ing, if the pirates are prevented from scuttling
the ship, will go iar beyond what has been
imagined by the least charitable.
THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR.
Some attempts have been made to mystify
the object of the mission of this gentleman to
North Carolina, as a commissioner of the
State of Mississippi.
It has never been denied that Mr. Thomp
son is and has been in favor of the separate
secession of Mississippi, and that he is in full
communion with the politicians who have la
bored, and with apparent success, to insure
that result. Neither Mr. Thompson, nor uny
one entitled to speak for him, will make any
denial on this point
The most favorable construction put upon
Mr. Thompson's case, was given by the Wash
ington Star, which, admitting that he is in
favor ef the separate secession of the Southern
States, claims for him that he is in favor of
reconstructing the Union afterwards, upon the
modest condition that the Southern States get
such new guaranties as they may ask for.
Gov. Pettus, of Mississippi, being a seces
sionist, has, of course, appointed none but seces
sionists to represent tho views of that State.
They have been men of the stamp of Judge
Uandy, sent as commissioner to Maryland, and
whose views arc well known in this vicinity.
Gov. Pettus could not properly have appoint
ed Mr. Thompson as commissioner to North
Carolina, and Mr. Thompson could not proper
ly have accepted the appointment, if his opin
ions had not coincided with those of Missis
sippi. If Mr. Thompson had been sent to South
Carolina, there might have been some color for
the suggestion that his object was to hold
them buck from secession. But no such ob
ject could have carried him to North Carolina,
which has exhibited no disposition to go out of
the Union. He could have gone there with
no other intent than to excite a spirit of dis
union which did not already exist.
Governor Pettus had many inducements to
select Mr. Thompson for this mission. He
knew that the Secretary of the Interior was a
thorough-paced secessionist, and hoped he
would have a special influence in North Caroli
na, the State of his nativity. But, more than all,
be xaw that it would give an eclat to the cause
of secession, to have a Cabinet minister accept
a roving commission of disunion in the pres
ence of the whole country.
Hut we doubt if even Governor Pettus nntici
ihiUiI such an endorsement of nullification by
the President of the United States, as tho spec
tacle of a Cabinet minister accepting and act
ing under suth a commission, and at the same
tune retaining hit portjh'io as one of the con
slitulional advisers of the Chief Magistrate of
"THE BEGINNING OF THE END."
It is under this caption that on Saturdoy
evoning, the Baltimore Patriot, which is an ex
ponent of the sound elements of Southern poli
tics, announces its acceptance of a proposition,
understood to command great support here.
From the Baltimore Patriot.
" There is every reason to believe that the
House committee of adjustment will adopt the
proposition said to have been made by Mr.
Winter Davis, viz : to admit both Kansas and
New Mexico, as Stales, at once and this, with
the repeal of 'personal liberty bills,' and the
proper amendments to the fugitive slave law,
already uccepted, remove all the points of dif
ference and complaint. New Mexico, it is well
known, has established slavery, as Kansas has
prohibited it. Thus the present relations of
the States in the Senate would not be disturbed ;
and the South would gain even more than by
the adoption and re establishment of the Mis
souri compromise line, if that were possible.
The northern boundary of New Mexico is the
37th degree of latitude, half a degree further
north than would be secured by that compro
mise Hue. The difficulty in the way of the
proposition offered by Mr. Crittenden, to re-establish
that line, is, that it proposes an amend
ment of the Constitution, which requires a vote
of two thirds of each House of Cougress, and a
subsequent ratification by three fourths of tho
State Legislatures or Conventions; and could
not be accomplished, if at all, fur two jcare,
Whereas the instant admission of New Mexico
nnd Kansas can bo secured by a single major
ity in both branches."
THE TREASON AT WASHINGTON.
Wo have received tho Charleston Mercury
containing in full the remarks of Mr. Miles in
the South Carolina Convention, describing
certain interviews with the President, the sub
stance of which, as first brought by telegraph,
has already attracted the attention of the coun
try. The full report contains some additional
Among the things said to tho President by
tho South Carolina delegation, as stated by Mr.
Miles, was tho following :
" Mr. President, it is our solemn conviction
that if you attempt to send a solitary soldier to
these forts, that tho instant the intelligence
reaches our people, and wo shall take care that
it docs reach them,7r ice have sources of in
furmation in Washington, so that mo orders for
troops can be iisned without our getting in
formation, these forts will be forcibly and im
Tho italicised portion of this address was
not contained in any telegraphic account wo
It amounts to informing the President that
nullification has its friends so completely in
stalled in official position about him, that he
can do nothing without its being instantly com
municated to Charleston.
At the close of his remarks, ns reported in
full, Mr. Miles said :
" As to the works at Fort Sumter, so much
tho better. Let the General Government speLd
ns much money as it chooses, and put the fort
in the most efficient condition, so long as there
is not a man there to defend it. So much the
better it most be finally ours, and the works
on an empty fortification, which we con con
trol and seize in a moment, should certainly
not give us any apprehension. regret that it
is not in my power to state things which 1 know
ifiijidcntiuttt, and which I tliiuk would pro
duce in the minds of every member the strong
convictions I entertain that we need not appre
hend any collision, or any attempt at the use
ot those fortifications fur offensive purposes
ugainst us nt all."
Congress YESTERnAY. In the Senate, the
bill for the admission of Kansas was postponed
one week. Mr. Nicholson, of Tennessee, made
a speech favoring secession.
In the House, a committee was ordered, at
the request of the Secretary of tho Interior, to
iuquire into the robbery in that Department.
Senator Toombs addressed the people of
Georgia on Saturday evening, by telegraph,
that all hopes of concession from the North
must be given up, and that Georgia must secede
on the 4th of March.
Emdassy khom South Carolina. The three
gentlemen selected as Commissioners to visit
Washington, as the representatives of the new
nation of South Carolina, are ex Governor
Adams, ex-Spcal erOrr, andex-Judge Magrath.
JacK in tho Forecastle ; or, TacldeuU In the Early Life of
Itivrier MirtliigdlL'. By the aiilhor of " Talcs of tho
Ocean," Ax. Boston t Crosby, Nichols, Lt-e, k Co. I860.
For sate by Fri-mh & F.ichstelD, Washington , P. C.
Who does not love to read of the exciting
adventures and hair-breadth escapes of the
hardy sons of the sea, fresh from their own
lips, and related with that air of mystery and
lomance which seems to be inseparably con
nected with sea-faring life? A visiter to many
climes and among many people, the life of the
sailor is one of daily incidents and events,
which, although real, are more romantic than
fiction. In the volume before us, the writer
gives his adventures, cruises, and rambles, du
ring eight years of his life, between the years
SU'J and 1817, embracing the memorable naval
scenes of the war of 1812. The hook is well
written, is full of incidents and adventures, and
deserves a large sale.
Harpers' Mahazine. We have received the
January number from Taylor & Maury, No.
331 Pennsylvania avenue. With great propri
ety may we unite in calling this the excelsior
monthly. No child of the family literary has
g.iincd so general introduction into the best
society; and especially has it been successful
when we consider that it is but eleven years
since its commencement. The greatest facil
ities and the first abilities aro harmoniously
blended and energetically prosecuted, until we
know not what it lacks to make it all that could
New York Mosey Market. The money
market closed on Saturday easier than it was
a ccl ago. On call, on the pledge of stocks,
money it very easy nt 6 7 per cent., and
good paper is wanted at the discount houses
at one per cent a month. Tho banks and the
private bankers have plenty of money to lend.
People are, however, very shy of second class
paper, or of psper connected with the South
ern trade. In the course of a few days or
wrcks it seems likely that we shall witness the
singular spectacle ot a plethora ot money in
the banks, nnd a marked scarcity of good
mercantile pnper. Every prudent merchant is
pursuing steadily a policy of liquidation. No
new obligations are being entered into ; no
ono wants to buy goods at any price, or to sell
them on time. The consequence will proba
bly be, that in tho course of timo there will be
nothing but extended paper in the market, and
that money will not be worth over 4 5 per
cent, on call, or for first class notes. N, Y.
The South Carolina Commissioners. It
is believed the President will receive the South
Carolina Commissioners unofficially, and pre
sent their communication to Congress for its
action, having no authority to entertain any
proposition tbey may submit, or to enter upon
negotiations with them. As he has encouraged
the secession movement throughout, he will
doubtless extend in representatives further aid
and comfort. To his imbecility and craven spirit
it is indebted for all its present importance.
N. Y. Tribune.
A Speech from Mr. Breckinridge. Mr.
Breckinridge is expected to make a speech at
the Democratic celebration on the 8th of Jan
uary, in which he will define his position in re
gard to questions which now agitate the public
mind. He is for the Union, but requires con
ditions for its preservation.
Slavery in Nebraska. The House of Rep
resentatives of the Territory of Nebraska, on
tho 10th inst., passed the bill prohibiting sift
yery in the Territory by a voto of 35 to 2.
Monday, December 24, 1860.
After prayer, and the reading of the Jour
nal, Mr. Fessenden, on leave, introduced a bill to
loan the credit of the Government and grant
ing public lands to a Pacific Railroad Company ;
which was ordered to be printed.
Mr. Pugh submitted n resolution recommend
ing the Legislatures of the several States to
apply to Congress to order the holding of a Con
vention to amend the Constitution of the Uni
ted Slates, ns provided in the fourth article
thereof. Referred to the committee of thirteen.
Mr. Bigler introduced a bill to prevent tho
invasion of one State by forces from another.
Referred to the committee of thirteen.
Mr. Douglas submitted sundry amendments
to the Constitution. Referred to the committeo
Several private bills were then taken up and
Mr. Wilson introduced a bill for the more
effectual suppression of the slave trado. Re
ferred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Mr. Collnmer called up the Kansas bill, ad
mitting that Territory into the Union.
The President decided that the unfinished
business, being the resolution of Mr. Johnson,
of Tennessee, proposing amendments to the
Constitution, took precedence.
After some debate as to tho parliamentary
law in tho case, the hour of one o clock arrived,
and the Chair decided that the Kansas bill, be
ing the special order fur that hour, was before
After some discussion as to the precise posi
tion the bill occupied,
Mr. Nicholson, of Tennessee, obtained the
floor, and discussed the condition of the coun
try, replying to the remarks of Mr. Wade, sub
mitted some days since. He eulogized the De
mocracy of the North, and declared that the
great fenr of the South was, that when the anti
slavery sentiment controlled three fourths of
the States, Congress would abolish slavery in
the remaining States. Nothing less than an
amendment to guard against the danger would
satisfy the South. He advocated a consultation
among the Southern States as to their interests
in the present crisis. Ale aeciarea mat an at
tempt to coerce the people of South Carolina to
obey Federal laws would be making war in that
State. Let not bloodshed be added to disunion.
Mr. Doolittle said that, as the admission of
Kansas tas the duty of Congress, that admis
sion would be more likely to give peace to tho
country than anything else.
.Mr. (Jollamer advocated tne admission ot
Kansas. He said that the returns from Kan
sas now at the Census Bureau was one hundred
and nine thousand, nnd that the admission
wuuld tend to produce peace on the borders.
Mr. Davis introduced a resolution declaring
that property in slaves held by any State should
he recognised in all Federal relations like other
Mr. Bigler moved to reconsider the voto by
which the Senate agreed to adjourn until
Wednesday, with a view of making the adjourn
ment until Thursday.
Tho vote was reconsidered, and Thursday
was inserted instead of Wednesday.
The Kansas bill was then made the special
order for Monday next, at one o'clock.
The Senate adjourned.
The. Speaker laid before the House a letter
signed by Messrs. Boycc, McQueen, Bonham,
and Ashmore, in which they say they avail
themselves of tho earliest opportunity, since
the official intelligence, ot making known that
the people of South Carolina, in their sovereign
capacity, have resumed the power which they
heretofore delegated to the General Govern
ment, and havo thus dissolved their connection
with the House of Representatives. The sign
ers, in taking leave of those with whom they
have been associated, express their feelings of
mutual respect for each other, and express the
hope that in future they may enjoy friendly re
lations. The letter was laid upon the table, and or
dered to be printed.
Mr. Morns, of Illinois, offered a resolution
providing far the appointment of a select com
mittee to iuquiro iuto the facts respecting the
recent abstraction of certain Indian bonds.
He, however, temporarily withdrew his reso
lution, Mr. Sherman saying ho understood that the
Secretary of the Interior would send a letter to
the House on the subject.
Mr. Crawford moved, and tho House agreed,
that when the House adjourn to-day, it adjourn
to meet on Thursday next.
Mr. Sherman, from the Committee of Ways
and Means, reported the army appropriation
bill ; which was referred to the Committee of
the Whole on the state of the Union.
Mr. Kilgorc introduced a bill to provide for a
metropolitan police for the city of Washington ;
which was referred to the Committee for the
District of Columbia.
Mr. Curtis, from the Committee on Military
Affairs, reported a bill more effectually to pre
vent and punish for desertion ; the considera
tion of which has been postponed till January.
Many uninteresting reports were made from
various standing committees.
The Speaker laid before the House a letter
from the Secretary of the Interior, stating that,
on Saturday night, he was informed, by the vol
untary confession of one of the officers of the
Department, that certain Stato bonds, held in
trust by the United States, amounting to eight
hundred and seventy thousand dollars, have
been abstracted from custody, and converted
to private uses. The enormity of the fraud, he
says, demands full investigation by Congress,
to vindicate his own honor, and to expose the
guilty and derelict. He appeals to the House
for the appointment of a committee with full
power to send for persons and papers. He asks
the investigation with a view that full justice
may be done in the premises.
Mr. Sherman then introduced a resolution
for the appointment of a select committee to
examine into the matter, with power tu send
forpersons and papers.
The resolution was adopted.
The select committee consists of Messrs.
Morris, of Illinois ; Conkling, of New York :
Bocock, of Virginia ; Harris, of Maryland ; and
Case, of Indiana.
Mr. John Cochrane offered a preamble and
resolution, declaratory of the opinion of Con
gress on the Slavery question.
Mr. Uaskin offered the following as a substi
tute: Instructing the Committee on the Judi
ciary to inquire into the relations now existing
between tho Federal Government and South
Carolina ; the duty of the Executive depart
ment in view of the attempted withdrawal of
that State, and the threatened seizure of Fede
ral property in tho limits of that State; and
what action Congress should take to executo
the laws and protect tho public property from
These propositions were subsequently with
drawn. The House passed the diplomatic and consu
lar appropriation bill ; and, at two o'clock, ad
journed till Thursday.
Counterfeit 5's on tho Greenfield Bank
Massachusetts are in circulation.
BALTIMORE FOR THE UNION.
No better evidenco that tho citizens of Bal
timore are deeply attached to tho "Federal
Union " could be given, than that witnessed
Thursday evening, at the Hall of Maryland
Institute, on the occasion of the first concert of
that admirable musical organization known
as Father Kemp's Old Folks.
The immense saloon was literally packed by
one of the most respectable and fnshionable
nudiences ever assembled In our city. At the
hour appointed, the members of tho company
passed up the centre aisle, and took their posi
tion on the stage.
Without previous announcement, or knowl
edge of the audience, the choir took the note
from the orchestra, nnd their powerful voices,
aided by the'r excellent band, struck up the
national anthem of " The Star-Spangled Ban
ner." In an instant a storm of applause (which
threatened to raise the roof) swept over the
vast Hall, and continued throughout the per
formance of the piece, when its repetition was
deman led by continued cheering and stamp
ing, instead of which, however, they commenc
ed the glorious song of " Hail Columbia," many
of the audience joining in the singing. Upon
the reading of the lines,
" Firm unilitt let ua be,
Itallylug round our liberty,"
the excitement culminated, and a scene of en
thusiasm' was witnessed, which will never be
forgotten. It convinced me that however pot
itcians might, in the furtherance of their self
ish views, desire the destruction of the fair
fabric reared and cemented by the blood of
our forefat crs, yet the people stood by the
Constitution and the Union. Bait. Patriot.
LIFE IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
The New York Times publishes an extract
from a private letter, written by a lady of South
Carolina to a friend in New York. We copy
a portion of it:
" You may inagine, dear uncle, our situa
tion, but you never can realize it in its fullness.
Already we tremblo in our own homes in anti
cipation and expectancy of what is liable to
burst forth at any moment, a negro insurrec
tion. Could you see the care and precaution
displayed hero by the proprietors of the ne
groes, not ouly planters, but others, you would
not for a moment envv us our possessions.
Not a night passes that we do not securely lock
our field servants in their quarters ; but our
most loved and valued house servants, who in
ordinary times we could trust to any extent,
are watched and guarded against with all the
scrutiny and care that wo possess. Our plant
ers and owners of slave property do not allow
their servants to have any intercourse with
each other, and the negroes are confined strict
ly to the premises where they belong. We are
all obliged to increase pur force of overseers,
to prevent too free intercourse even among our
own servants. The negroes feel aud notice
these new restraints, and naturally ask ' why is
this?' But it is unnecessary for them to ask
the question, for they all comprehend the cause
as well lis we who own them. They have al
ready Teamed enough to give them an'idca of
what is going on in the state ana nation, and
this knowledge they have not gained from ab
olitionists, as some suppose, but from the con
versation of their owners, indirectly held in
their presence. They have already heard of
Lincoln's election, and have heard also that he
is for giving them their liberty, and you may
imagine the result,
" You have beard that our servants all love
their masters, and their masters' families, and
would lay down their lives for them ; that the
colored race in tho South prefers slavery to free
dom ; that they would not be free if they could,
&c, Ac. That is but the poetry of the case ;
the reality consists in sleeping on our arms at
night, in double bolting and barring our doors,
in establishing nnd maintaining an efficient
patrol force, in buying watchdogs, and in taking
turns in watching our sleeping children, to
guard them and ourselves from the vengeance
of these same ' loving servants ' a vengeance
which, though now smouldering, is liable to
burst out at any moment, to overwhelm the
State, in spite ot the Palmetto flags or State
" My husband has but a few servants I be
lieve but thirty-one, all told still I feel (and so
does he) that they are thirty-one too many in
such times as these. lie would sell them im
mediately, if it were possible; but the truth Is,
ho could realize nothing for them at present, or
at most not over half their real value."
THE SIGNING OF THE SECESSION
The Charleston Mercury thus describes the
scenes atteuding the signing of the Secession
" Tho scene was one profoundly grand and
impressive. There were a people assembled
through their highest representatives, men
most of them upon whose heads the snows of
sixty winlers had been shed patriarchs in
age the dignitaries of the land tho High
Priests of the Church of Christ reverend
statesmen and the wisejudges of the law,
In the midst of deep silence, nil old man, with
bowed furm, and hair as white as snow, the
Rev. Dr. Bachman, advanced forward, with
upraised hands, in prayer to Almighty God,
for his blcssiug and favor in this great act of
his people, about to be consummated. The
whole assembly nt once rose to its feet, nnd,
with hats off, listened to the touchinc and
eloquent appeal to the AH-Wise Dispenser of
"At the close of the prayer, the President ad
vanced with the consecrated parchment, upon
which was inscribed the decision of the Slate,
with the great seal attached. Slowly oud sol
emnly it was read unto Iho last word " dis
solved " when men could contain themselves
no longer, and a shout that shook the very
building, reverberating, long-continued, rose to
Heaven, nnd censed only with the loss of
breath. In proud, grave silence, the Conven
tion itself waited the end with beating hearts.
The members of the Convention then ad
vanced, one by one, nnd placed their signa
tures to the ordinance ; after which, nmidst the
most tumultuous applause, the President pro
claimed the State of South Carolina a sep
arate, independent nationality."
The Ten Million Loan. Tho Treasury
Department received here and in the principal
cities, yesterday, about $1,200,000 on nccount
of the remaining half of the $10,000,000 loan,
which Mr. Cobb extended for thirty days.
Some $2,225,000 were not paid in. Messrs.
Riggs & Co., here, who subscribed originally
for $3,000,000 in their own name, but alleged
to be in part for others, failed to make good
their payment of the remainder, upon the
ground that tho condition of the Government
was rendered essentially different by the seces
sion of South Carolina.
All the Departmental officers received their
quota of pay up to yesterday in coin, as a con
venient provision for tho holidays.
Sale of TnE Sun Iron BuiLniKn. BAi.Tt.
more. On Saturday last, the property situated
on the southeast corner of Baltimore and South
streets, fifty-five feet front by seventy-three feet
deep, known as "The Sun Iron Building," was
sold at public auction, and was bought in by
Messrs. A. S. Abell Co., the proprietors of
the Sun, for $80,000.
Henry Clay os Secession. Henry Clay's
way of treating secession and nullification is
thus expressed in his letter to Daniel Ullman
and others, of New York city, dated October
3, 1850 1
" Suppose the standard should be raised, of
open resistance to the Union, the Constitution
and laws, what Is to be done? There can be but
one possible answer. The power, the authority,
and the dignity of the Government ought to
be maintained, and resistance put down at nil
hazard. The duty of executing the laws and
supprcsing Insurrections is without limitation
or qualification; it is coextensive with the ju
risdiction of the United States. No human
Government can exist without the power of
applying force, and the actual application of
it in extreme cases. My belief is, that if it
should be applied to South Carolina, in the
event of her secession, she would be speedily
reduced to obedience, and the Union, instead
of being weakened, would acquire additional
Umon Meetino in Baltimore. An import
ant meeting, attended by many prominent cit
izens, was held at the Universalis! church, on
Saturday night, to considej the national crisis.
Chief Justice Legrand presided, and John U.
L. McMahau was among the fifty vice presi
dents. Judge Legrand made a speoch, taking strong
Mr. Rian, a prominent merchant, offered res
olutions asking the Governor immediately to
convoke the Legislature.
Coleman Yellott, State Senator, and William
Norris, made speeches sustaining the resolu
tions, which were unanimously passed.
The speeches were all conservative, but were
unmistakable in urging determined action on
the part of Maryland to meet the difficulties,
and to place herself right in the Union if pos
sible, but at all hazards with a united South.
Much dignity was preserved in the proceedings-
Mississippi on Secession. In 1851 the peo
ple of Mississippi assembled in State Conven
tion, and among other things passed the follow
" Resolved, That, in the opinion of this Con
vention, the asserted right of secession from
the Union, on the part of a State or States,
is utterly tmsanctioned by the Federal Consti
tution, which was framed to ' establish,' and
not to destroy, the Union of the States, and that
no secession can in fact tako place without a
subversion of the Union established."
A hundred guns were fired in Baltimore, on
Saturday, in honor of South Carolina; but the
parties tiring probably did not represent the
Wheiib to BfR Your Holiday and Other
Goons. Tho places to go for confectionery
are, C. Gnutier, 252 Penn. ave., nnd Fussell,
corner of Twelfth nnd F streets.
If you want groceries of any kind, go to
Browning & Keating, 353 Penn. ave.; Jesse
B. Wilson, 327 Penn. ave. ; E. E. White & Co.,
63 Louisiana ave.
If you want gift books, go to G. G. Evans,
476 Penn. nve. ; French & Richstein, 278 Penn.
If you want dry goods, go to Perry & Brother,
corner of Penn. ave. and Ninth street.
If you want a good photograph, go to Mrs.
N. L. Donaldson, 18 Centre Market Space.
If you want all kinds of fancy notions, go to
Kriss Kringle's Headquarters, at Lammond's,
484 Seventh street.
If you want wines or liquors, go to B. Siegel,
391 Penn. ave.; E. E. White, 63 Louisiana ave.;
Browning & Keating, 363 Penn. ave.
If you want market provisions, go to G. W.
Dutton, F street, near Eleventh.
If you want boots and shoes, go to Henning's,
Seventh street, near Md. ave. ; II. Janney, 348
Penn. ave. ; John Mills, 604 Penn. ave. ; in
Washington. George Gray, 108 Bridge street,
If you want a good hat, go to Davis, under
Brown's Hotel ; Henning, Seventh street, near
Md. ave. : Anthony, Seventh street, opposite the
If you want gentlemen's furnishing goods, go
to Stevens, under Brown's Hotel ; E. M. Drew,
C street, next to Bank of Washington ; T. K.
Gray, D street, near Seventh ; J. II. Smith,
40G Seventh street; L. Oppenheimer, Penn.
ave., near Tenth street.
If you want a good sewing machine, go to
Ladd, Webster, & Co., 348 Penn. ave. ; or to
Wheeler & Wilson, 340 Penn. ave.
If you want a good cigar, go to the " Havana
Palace," 429 Seventh street.
If you want fuel, go to R. W. Burr, Seventh
street and Mass. ave.; J. T. Given, Fourteenth
street, near the Canal; Sheriff & Dawson,
Penn. ave., near Third street; George Bogus,
Ninth Btreet, near E.
If you want hnrdware, go to Elvans, 309
Penn. ave. ; E. Wheeler, 67 Louisiana ave. ;
Francis, 490 Seventh street.
If you want to get a good time-piece, go to
Lange, 437 Seventh street.
If you want crockery ware, go to Fowler &
Co., under Odd Fellows Hall, or to W. Krzyz
anowski, 383 Seventh street.
If you want medical varieties, go to Charles
Stott, 375 Penn. ave. ; Oilman, 350 Penn. ave.
If you want gas fixtures, go to J. W. Thomp
son & Co., 269 Penn. ave.; U. W. Goodall, 564
If you want fine pictures and paper hang
ings, go to Markriter, 486 Seventh street.
If you want furniture, go to Brown's, 360
The copartnership heretofore existing between
John Wiley and T. P. Brown, In the Drug busi
ness, was by mutual consent dissolved on the
fifteenth duy of December. The business will
be continued at the new stand, corner of Third
street and Pennsylvania avenue, by the remain
ing partner, John Wiley. dec 25
Main. Lewis Clephane $ Co. :
Please notify the citizens that LAMMOND,
Seventh street, is Krlss Kringle's only agent.
dee 24 3t
The Ladies' Fair, for the benefit of East Wash
ington Mission, Methodist Protestant Church,
will open Monday evening, December 24, at six
o'clock, and continue two weeks. Season tick
ets, 25 cents; single admission, 10 cents; chil
dren, 5 cents. dec 24 3t
The members of the Perseverance Fire Com
pany No. 5 have the pleasure to announce to
their many inquiring friends and the public in
general, that their third grand annual Cotillon
Party will take place at Franklin Hall, corner of
Ninth and D streets, on Tuesday, the 8th of Jan
uary, 1801. Particulars In luture advertisement.
Dy order of the Executive Committee.
dec 24 MT&S
THE ladles of Qorsuch Chapel Mite Society
JL will have a fair at Potomac Hall, cgrner of
bievenln street ana Maryland avenue, com
mencing on Thursday, the 20th Inst., at seven
o'clock, and continuing for several days.
Admittance adults, ten cents; children, five
cents. dec 19 lw
PRESENTS FOB LADIES.
WHAT can be compared with a Wheeler k
Wilton Sewing Machine? The Ladles
say, " Give ui a Wheeler 4 Wilson by all means :
there Is nothing like a Wheeler k Wilson." Aud
they may W'll say 10, as there it no kind of fam
ily or plantation sewing which they will not do
in a superior style,
And all for $48.
Call at the Agency, No. 343 Pennsylvania ave
nue, or send for a circular.
P. J. STEER, Agent.
JPaJrMschlnes boxed up and forwarded to any
part of the country. dec 22 2wlf
TWO AT TIIE PRICE OP ONE.
Reasons why you should Visit
EVANS'S GIFT BOOK STORE,
476 Pennsylvania avenue.
BECAUSE it will cost you nothing.
Because you cannot spend a few moment!
better than In looking over a collection of
Because you will receive polite and gentlemanly
Because G. G. Evans takes pleature in exhibit
ing his goods to person! wishing to pur
chase or not.
Reasons why you should Buy your Books
AT THE GIFT BOOK STORE.
Firtt. You can get any book you may want.
Second. You can get new and freth works di
rectly from the press.
Third. You can get tbem as cheap as at any
other store at publisher's lowest prices.
Fourth. You are sure to receive a handsome
present with each.
Fifth. You can get more for your money than
at any other pla-e In the city.
Sixth. You always recetvo two presents at the
price of one.
Remember that you par no more than you
would at any other Establishment, and you have
the advantage of receiving an elegant Present,
which oftentimes Is worth an hundred fold more
than the amount paid for the book.
G. G. EVANS,
dec 22 lm 47C Pennsylvania avenue.
Tho third Wednesday of Every Month.
DR. SCHENCK, of Philadelphia, finds It lm
possible to visit Washington every week,
and has made arrangements to positively be in
the city the third Wednesday of every month.
He has a suit of rooms at the Avenue House,
where patients can obtain advice free. He only
charges when It is necessary to make a thorough
examination of the Lungs with tho Itespirome
ter. S. B. Waite is agent for Schenck's Pul
monic Syrup, price SI per bottle, for tho euro of
Coughs, Colds, and Consumption ; Scht nek's Sea
Weed Tonic, price $1 per bottle, for Dyspepsia;
Schenck's Mandrake Pills, price 25 cents per
box, for Liver Bilieus Complaints and Constipa
tion of the Bowels. Dr. Schenrk would be
gruteful to those who have been cured by his
remedies, If the) would leave their certificates of
cure with S. B. WAITE, corner Seventh street
and Louisiana avenue. dec 21 3m
DINNER A WD SUPPER PARTIES.
In soliciting your patronage, would respectfully
call your attention to his elegant suit of
Parlors, Receition and Dimno Rooms,
Furnished in the most fashionable style, and
always ready to accommodate several
parties at any moment.
No. 252 Pennsylvania Avenue.
dec 20 Iw
FUBS! FURS!! FURS!!!
iUAVE now ready for exhibition and sale my
stock of FOBS, to which I Invite the atten
tion of the ladies. I have taken great care in
the selection, and feel assured they are unsur
passed In quality, style, and workmanship. The
assortment consists of all the most fashionable
Hudson's Bay Sable,
and many other varieties.
FUR of all kinds for trimming,
A large assortment of CHILDREN'S FURS,
A fine variety of CARRIAGE ROBE3.;
I solicit a call from the ladies, and every effort
will be made to please.
All Furs sold by their real names, and war
ranted to be as represented.
JAMES Y. DAVIS,
nov 20 late Todd & Co.
No. 506 Eleventh street, between Pennsylvania act.
nut and E street.
ALL kinds of Ladies' Garments, Dresses,
Cloaks, Mantelets, Sack Zouave Jackets,
4c., Ac, cut and made to order, by every fash
ion plate, in the latest Paris and London styles,
at the shortest notice. dec 3 3m
Ur. Daniel breed,
Late Examiner in the Patent Office,
SOLICITOR OF PATENTS AND CONSULT
Seventh street, corner of F, opposite Patent
Office, Washington, D. O.
DR. BREED prepares Papers and Drawings,
and attends to all business relative to pro
curing Patents In America and in Europe. He
will give especial attention to refected applications
and other difficult cases. nov 26
Chartered by Congress.
TnE MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE COM
PANY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
oilers to the Property Owners of the District tho
cheapest and as sate means of Insurance against
Loss by Fire, as any other Colnpany, as will ap
dear by an examination of Its principles.
The fact that all of the Insurance Companies
of the District are declaring large dividends' to
their stockholders, at once shows the great
profit on their premiums, and the consequent
saving to persons Insuring with this Company.
ULYSSES WARD, President.
CHARLES WILSON, Secretary.
MATHEW G. EMERY, Treasurer.
ULYSSES WARD, JOHN VAN RISWICK,
JOHN DICKSON, MATHEW G. EMERY,
T. J. MAGRUDER, J. O. McKELDEN,
Office adjoining (north) the Bank of Wash
ington, nov 26
I HAVE In store large and fat No. 1 MACK
EREL. JESSE U. WILSON,