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now a larger local circulation than all
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tbo exception of one.
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and next door to Adamson's Periodical
THE ROBBERY OF THE INTERIOR
FURTHER FARTICCLARS HAKY OTHERS IMPLI
CATED. Sinco our paper went to press yesterday, we
bare received a great variety of information,
reliable and unreliable, concerning the robbery
which we recorded yesterday. We think the
following particulars concerning the matter are
reliable, as they have been obtained from the
On Thursday last, Godard Bailey, who is the
law clerk of the Interior Deparrment, and who
figures most conspicuously in this matter, placed
in the hands of a friend a letter, which he de
sired to bo delivered to Secretary Thompson
when he should return to the city, mat gentle
man being absent at the time, attending to se
cession matters in tho South. He acted in
such a strange manner as to cause his friend
to make inquiries of him concerning its con
tents; learning which, his friend, whose name
we refrain from publishing, delivered the let
ter to Secretary Thompson immediately on his
return on Saturday evening last.
The bonds had been placed in the charge of
Secretary Thompson as a special trust, instead
of being deposited in the Indian Bureau, they
not having anything to do with that Bureau.
It proved to bo a voluntary confession from
Bailey, that' at the instance of another he had
abstracted (and loaned them) from the iron
safe Uuder his charge, a large amount
$870,000 of tho State bonds held by Mr. T.
as Secretary of the Interior, in trust for sundry
Indian tribes the proceeds of their lands sold
by the Government, and so invested and held
lor mcir ueneiu lu purauuuee ui ircuiy eiijiu
lations. Tho Secretary had endeavored to induce
the regular treasurer of his Department, Mr.
Peter Lammond, to become their custodian,
but not being obliged so to do by law or regu
lation, he declined the responsibility. The
Secretary then intrusted them to the Keeping
of Builey,the Department's law clerk, who was
under bonds of ten thousand dollars for the
faithful performance of other trusts. The re
ceipt of this letter by the Secretary of course
created great commotion in the Department,
and he, with Bailey and other clerks, were
there engaged in tho investigation all Saturday
night last until three, A. M., with hacks, police
officers, Ac, plying over the city. According
to Bailey's confession, he loaned the bonds to
the party who had induced him to commit tho
ii i lar of the proceeds of the speculation. He had
nnurflrnnn. niiL wfu nm in rprRivR a Kinirif- mil-
cut off and preserved in the safe the coupons
for the next six months' interest, so that no
part of that could be lost to tho Govern
ment. It is generally believed that Mr. Bai
ley and his confederate desired to make a
large sum by speculation in the stolen bonds,
(the first of which were taken as early as
five months ago) by selling them at tho com
paratively high prices at which tbey sold
some timo since, and buying them back and
replacing them in the safe when the sectional
-troubles they knew were about to arise should
depress their prices, as at present ; and that
his confederate having failed to return any of
them so far, B. became alarmed, and made his
voluntary confession to the Secretary.
During all of Sunday, the investigation wns
continued, and it is said that all of Bailey's
statements have so far been found to be cor
rect. Bailey himself was summoned to appear
and aid in the investigation into the affair, and
he promptly obeyed the summons, being pres
ent with the Secretary at the office during most
of Saturday night, and also on Sunday.
Yesterday morning, a warrant for Bailey's
arrest and commitment was made out by Cupt.
ClnAAiLTtl- fihipf of Pnlipi nnrt itwnflflptprminpd
J to place him in jail without an examination at
kfr IKib ii ma nniAas diiah urao nAhifl airlarl nip f
kU19 tllUi UIIIDJ OUVU "0 UtlllUIIULU MI 'i
Ca'lisle, his counsel ; but, during the morning,
Bailey went over to the jail, in company with
Mr. Carlisle, and gave himself up. He was
As soon as Secretary Thompson received the
letter, and ascertained tho probable wherea
bouts of Bailey's alleged confederate, in New
York city, William II. Russell, of the firm of
Russell, Major, It Co., the great overland pony
express and army transportation contractors,
lie telegraphed to Marshal Rynders to effect his
arrest, which was accompli) bed yesterday morn
ing, the marshal being aided by Detective Olll
cers Allen and Busher, of this city.
It is positively known that Russell is not the
only person implicated besides Bailey. A prom
inent banking firm of this city is reported to be
deeply involved in the transaction. We have
also a long list of names of parties implicated
in our possession, which we are desired not to
make public at this time, as it might tend to
defeat the ends of justice.
Bailey had $3,000,000 in these bonds in his
possession. It is our belief that tho particular
bonds will be identified. If this be the case,
the Government may not lose anything by the
robbery, in the end ; yet .those parties who have
innocently purchased portions of them and it
is well known there are some may loso their
money so invested.
Bailey is said to allege that bo loaned Rus
sell the bonds under his persuasions and those
of a Washington banker, not for the purpose of
speculation in siockb, uui mat ny selling tnem
he might meet sundry accented drafts of his
firm on the War Department, payable out of
any moneys due mem, or to become due to
them from the Government, to meet which the
Department had then no money at command.
Of course he alleges that ho anticipated that
when the Department might be in funds, the
stocks would have been re purchased and hand
cd back to him. Russell gave him an amount
of such accepted drafts cqua to the amount of
stocks B. illegally loaned to him, which said
so accepted drafts he placed in the safe as se
curity (or the eventual return of the State
It is further said, that Russell obtained from
tho Bank of the Republic, in New York, on the
Stato bonds that bank now haying them in its
possession tho money with which to take up
the accepted drafts on the War Department.
It is doubted whether tho accepted drafts which
Bailey held as security are really any security
whatever. But that fact will bo settled very
shortly, we apprehend, on further investigation.
Godard Bailey, who seems to be tho most
prominent one in this matter, is a young mar
riol man, about thirty years of age, and Is ad
mitted to be a person of remarkably fine abili
ties and attainments. Ho Is n native of Sooth
Carolina, but was appointed to office from the
State of Alabama, being a resident of that
State for some time previous to his appoint
ment to office. At the timo of his appointment,
tho strongest kind of testimonials as to his al
leged high character and scholarly attain
ments were offered In his behalf: bat since his
appointment, his extravagance has often been
noticed and commented upon by those best
acquainted with him ; it being well known that
lor a luug uiuu 'uab uis UAjjenoes uuvu ui-en
considerably more than his salary amounted
to tho latter being, we believe, $2,000 a J ear.
It is also pretty widely known, that for some
time past he has been n regular frequenter of
the faro banks. His careless manner of attend
injjto his business, of late, lias also been noticed
and commented upon by his fellow clerks. It
had been his custom, in times past, to carefully
examine all drafts and bonds that had been
signed by other parties ; but, during the last
two or three weeks, he has evinced the greatest
carelessness in this respect, passing them by
without glancing at them. His wife is a mem
ber of a very respectable Virginia family.
Officers Allen and Busher are expected to
arrive here this morning, having Russell in
We hear that, when Scctetnry Thompson
read the letter, he asked Bailey for the key of
the safe. Bailey intimated that he did not
know where it was. The Secretary then de
clared, that if it was not forthcoming, he would
break it open with an axe. The key was soon
Bailcv. a few weeks ago, declared that under
no circumstances would ho consent to hold
office under Lincoln. It would seem as if such
is really to be the cage.
In our Congressional report will bo found
further proceedings connected with the case.
The following is tho list of stocks held by
tho Secretary ot the Interior in trust for Indian
Sulo. l'cr crnt. Amount.
Arkansas 5 $3,000
Florida 7 132,000
Georgia C 3,500
Indiana 5 70,000
Kentucky 5 183,000
Louisiana i 37,000
Maryland -6 131, Gil
Missouri - 6 J C3,000
Missouri 6 484,000
North Carolina 0 502,000
Ohio (i 150,000
Pennsylvania .... 5 Oli.OOO
South Carolina 125,000
Tennessee .... 6 218,000
Tennessee 0 143,000
United States ... - 6 251,330
Virginia G 700,800
Total .... 3,149,211
Taxnd by the Mate.
Later. It appears thatltussell has been en
gaged in Borne contracts in convening military
stores to Utah, and has recently arrived here,
expecting his pay. He received acceptances
with which he went to New York in order to
negotiate a discount; but finding ho could not
without great sacrifice, ho returned to this city,
nnd went to G. Bailey, representing to him
that he bad been instructed to come by Secre
tary Flojdand effect an exchange of his ac
ceptances for an equal amount of the coupons
of State stock held in trust for the Indians.
This is the version which was rendered late
Mr. Bailey has been admitted to bail in the
sum of $3,000.
The District in Congress. The Senate, on
Friday last, took up the bill to authorize the Bal
timore and Ohio Railroad Company to extend
the Washington branch of their road to the Po
tomac river, and across the same, by an ex
tension of the present structure known as the
Long Bridge, for the purpose of connecting
with the Virginia railroad at that point.
The bill, as offered by Mr. Kennedy, was
amended in a number of particulars by Messrs.
Fcssenden, Cameron, Bragg, and others, which
led to considerable debate, and its considera
tion occupied nearly the whole sitting. It ulti
The bill, as thus passed, authorizes the Bal
timore and Ohio Railroad Company to extend
the Washington branch from near G street
north, passing through First street east to near
D street south ; thence by a turve crossing N.
J. avenue, South Capitol Btreet, and tho canal,
to E street south, nnd through the last-named
street to the Potomac river j and to extend the
railroad across tho river upon a pilo structure
alongside the Long Bridge, so as to connect
with the Alexandria and Washington railroad
now on the Virginia shore. All proper pro
vision is to be made for draws on the bridge.
The extension of tho road hereby granted, and
tho real estate of the company connected with
such extension, are to be subjected to the same
taxation by tho city of Washington as is levied
upon other real estate of individual proprietors.
Between C street and N. J. avenue, on its west
side, there shall be a tunnel for the passage of
the road, along which steam or locomotivo
power may be used, subject to the regulation
of the corporate authorities of the cityot Wash
ington. A connecting track may be laid from
any part of this road to a spot on the river be
tween the Long Bridge and the Navy Yard, for
the purposo of connecting with tho mail steam
boats. The company may connect this track
with their presout depot, by cars running with
horse power, until the expiration of two jcars.
The terms of transportation of freight on this
extension shall not exceed twenty-fivo cents
per ton, nor shall the transportation of a pas
senger exceed twenty-five cents. The company
shall be responsible for any damages they may
commit to the United States, to the corpora
tion of Washington, or to individuals, as the
case may be, and tho powers and privileges
granted by this act are to be limited, modified,
or restrained, by Congress. The company is
also obliged, if it accepts this bill, to check
baggage over all their roads to Washington
and Alexandria. The bill also empowers the
Washington and Alexandria Railroad Company
to construct a railroad for local uses from the
Long Bridge, by Maryland avenue and Seventh
street wost, to the south bank of the canal, or
else from tho Long Bridge, along the Potomac
shore, to tho south Bido of tho city canal, and
thence cast as far as Sixth street west, tho said
company to pay the Baltimore company fair
rates for the transportation of passengers and
merchandise across the bridge.
The bill has yet to pass the House.
Metropolitan Police Bill. Tho Hon.
David Kilgore, of Indiana, yesterday introduced
a bill in the House of Representatives to pro
vide for a metropolitan police for the city of
Washington ; which was referred to tho Com
mittee for the District.
CnRiSTMAS Day. Tho day which the young
folks and the old folks too have so longed for,
has arrived. Christmas, with all its joys, is
A New Institution. Visiters to New York
have not failed to notice the Itinerant boot
blacks, who, on Broadway, solicit customers,
when gentlemen are not voluntary candidates
for the polishing of their understandings 1 On
the thoroughfares, and at the steps of the hotels,
those busy fellows ply their business ; and, as
many three-cent pieces and half dimes crown
their labors, it is not surprising there should be
active competition in this means of obtaining
a living, which Is considered among the news
boys to be less respectable than their own.
The bootblack on tho pave is n white boy
nn industrious manikin who is provided with
a stool, on which tho boots are alternately
planted for the polishing process an operation
which is soon performed, in true protessional
In the city of New York, the street bootblack
is an "institution" a convenience to strangers
in that great commercial metropolis, and he is
one of " the Bights," though humble, " there
Recently, tho city of Washington has been
visited by this branch of industrials j nndwo
have no doubt here, as in New York, they find
iileutv ofiustomcrs. If your boots are muddy.
it is a nice thing to hail the bootblack, " pre
sent," not " arms," but jour fool, to his manipu
lations. As alter a clean suave, so you have some
satisfaction in n clean boot ; and especially in
these times, 'when mud attaches to tne leather
without extra persuasion 1 However, if the
boots will not stay cleaned, so much tho better
for the polisher, lor he is always ready to re
peat the operation of his profession.
Now, we commend honest industry, and are
therefore glad that these itinerants are en
couraged. Humble as is the occupation, and
insignificant as it may appear to others, it is
not to bo despised by those who wear boots,
and who cannot stoop to the brushing process.
Tho businesi is an "institution." These
workers, from a city where the business Is over
done, or where there is too mnch competition,
were right in their reckoning, uclore they came
hither, that gentlemen in Washington wear
boots, nnd that the mud is favorable to the
The " Pop corn man " is " not a circum
stance" to these white boot Hacks I
Rumor ok Anotih.ii Extensive Rohhery.
Yesterday morning, the city was considerably
exercised by a rumor that an extensive defal
cation hud been made known in the Treasury
Depar.ment, and that the amount missing was
somewhere in the neighborhood of $80,000.
This rumor was caused, so far as we can learn,
by another, that the amount of the Interior
Department robbery was $80,000 more than
at first reported. We have heard of many
other rumors in relation to other Departments,
but believe them all to be entirely unfounded.
A Hotel Kkei-eu Swindled. Yesterday
morning, a young man who gave his name as
Samuel R. Kelly was urrested by Officer Wat
son and taken before Justice boon, the com
plaint, being that tho prisoner, together wUh
another person, had taken board at tho Ex
change Hotel, C street, near Sixth, at $14 per
week. At the end of the week tho bill was
presented. It was not paid ; but Kelly and
his friend left the house. Their trunks wero
searched, but they were empty. The excuse
Kelly gave for taking his things was, that he
could not do without a clean shirt. The magis
trate hud to dismiss the party, no criminal of
fenco being charged. The landlord said he
thought boarding-houses and hotels ought to
be protected against such imposition, and bo
did the magistrate.
Rock Crelk Buidoe. Tho aqueduct bridge
over Rock creek, at the extension of Pennsyl
vania avenue west, is so nearly finished that it
has been opened for foot passengers between
Washington and Georgetown. Besides being
a pleasing object in itself, the bridge affords a
pleasant prospect, both northward and south
ward. Georoetown Councils. In the George
town Council, on Friday last, a resolution was
offered by Mr. Tenney, authorizing application
to be made to Congress for permission to make
a subscription of $200,000 to the Loudoun and
Hampshire Railroad. It was read ouce, and laid
over uuder the rule.
Personal. R. S. Purdon Messinger, from
Mississippi, is at Kirkwoods'.
Hon. 'L. Kidwell, ex-member of Congress, is
at tho National.
Accident. Au axlo of one of the freight
cars of the Virginia and Tennessee railroad,
when near Max Meadows, ou Friday, broke,
and tho conductor of the train, Mr. Hoffman,
was thrown from the platform of the car, and
had his arm broken. The train was thrown
from the track, but no one else was injured,
though the cars were injured. Alex. Gazette.
Important Suit. Mrs. Gaines's great suit
is set down for trial in January, in the Supreme
Court, No. 06 on the calendar. It involves
about two thirds of the city of New Orleans.
All parties have arrived, and nro preparing for
That Lamp-post Aoaiv. Wo are constant
ly in receipt of comufunications in relation to
the state ot tho lamp post at tho corner of Fourth
nnd D streets, and as to the proper course tr.e
authorities will take in relation to the matter.
In response thereto, we would state that the
lamp-post is still down, and that the different
fiarts thereof have seceded further than ccr
rom each other; so much so, that it is feared
coercion will bo of no avail in the matter. We
would still call tho attention of the proper au
thorities, Ac, as usual.
A New Flao. A large flag, recently ordered
from New York by the National Republican
Association of this city, was jesterday waving
lrom the top of tho Wigwam.
Northern Liuerties Market. There was
a very large attendance at this market yester
day morning, and the greatest abundance of
good things there for sale. The prices were
pretty much tho same as given iu our schedule
Central Guarduouse. Justice Clark has
disposed of some twenty cases of drunkenness,
profanity, and other misdemeanors, since Sat
Criminal Court. At the opening of the
court, yesterday, the verdict of the jury in the
case of William Johnson, charged with steal
ing, was read by the clerk. It found him guilty
of stealing the poultry, eggs, aud other articles,
but not guilty as to tho horse and wagon. He
was sentenced to two) ears in the penitentiary.
James Welsh was placed on trial for au as
sault and battery on f bourns Welsh. He was
found guilty, and sentenced to pay a fine of
Peter Brook was convicted of an assault and
battery on Richurd Thomas, aud sentenced to
jail for one week.
Police Matters. Before Justice Barnacle.
William Garner, charged with stealing a watch,
had a further hearing, when ho was honorably
Thomas Cropsey was fully committed to an
swer the charge of chicken stealing.
Before Justice Donn. A negro man, driving
a furniture wagon, was arrested by Officer Ross,
for stealing a wagon saddle from J. F. Bailey,
jun. It was ao altered as to be hardly identi-
bed, but it was recognised by the owner. I no
man stated that he had bought It of a white
,boy for seventy-five cents, although it Is worth
five dollars, lie gave bail to appear at court.
George Rawlings was brought op by Officer
Arnold, for drunkenness, and sent to tho work
house for thirty days. This boy is. but fourteen
years of age, and was lately acquitted on a
charge of burglary, on account of his tender
" Reasons Why," The series of books with
the above title, embracing the " Reasons Why "
of general science, "Reasons Why" of natural
history, and the ' Biblical Reasons Why," for
biblical students, and a guide to family Scrip
ture readings, are to bo only had at G. G.
Evans's Gift Bookstore, 47G Pennsylvania ave
nne, as also a thousand and more different
The " Reason Why " purchasers go to Evans's,
in preference to other establishments, is, that
each book is sold at the usual retail price ; be
sides, with every sale, a handsome gift is pre
sented to the buyer, in many cases exceeding
in value ten times the amount expended.
These are very cogent "Reasons Why" tho
Gift Bookstoro should be patronized ; for tho
liberal spirit of the proprietor Is a suro guar
anty that every patron will bo fairly dealt with.
See advertisement in another column.
The only Clothing Establishment that suits
the times, at the present period, is Leopold
Oppenhcimer's, No. 300 Pennsylvania avenue,
between Ninth and Tenth streets. Virginia
money taken for goods. Give him a call.
MRS. O. OCKSTADT, 470 Ninth street, be
tween D and E streets, Informs the public
that she Is prepared to supply them with Meat,
Vegetab'cs, and articles used In the preparation
of Soups, of good quality and at low prices,
Champagne Wines and Brandies.
Cr BASKETS 1IEIDS1ECK CHAMPAGNE.
OsJ 25 baskets of the celebrated Cllquot Wine.
12 dozen fine old Champagne Brandy.
12 dozen fine old London Dock Drandy.
8 quarter casks very fine dellcute I'ale
Sherry, imported direct by us.
la store, and lor sale by
E. E. WHITE CO.,
No. C3 Louisiana avenue, between
Sixth and Seventh Btreets, opposite
dec 15 Dank of Washington.
or ALL ORADIS and prices.
WARRANTED Gold Band Window Shades,
DulT, Green, and Blue Holland Shades, all
sizes, made to order.
AI;o, 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.
AU work executed and superintended by
practical men, who havo served a regular ap
prenticeship at their trade.
Satisfaction guarantied, or no pay required.
Please give me a call. Remember the number.
No. 486 Seventh street, eight doors above
nov 26 Odd Fellows' Hall.
Encourage Home Production.
LAMPBLACK of all qualities, and packed in
all of the dlQereat styles known to the trade.
ROOFING PITCH & ROOFING FELT,
FOR GRAVEL ROOFS,
And also used for slate and tin roofs. Manufac
tured and for Bale by
II. C. WILSON & CO.,
Tnenty-second street and Chespeake and
Ohio Canal. Ollico adjoining Bank of
New No. 1 Hess Mackerel
For sale low by
BROWNING k KEATING,
353 Penn. avenue, near Sixth street.
SHARP'S BREECH-LOADINQ REPEATER I
WE hare Bold many dozens of the above
arm, and And they give satisfaction.
They weigh only eight und a half ounces, and
are warrunted, at
nov 26 Sales Room, Brown's Hotel.
WANTED. A young man, twenty years of
age, who has had considerable experience
in such matters, wishes to obtain a situation as
clerk or salesman iu a store. Can furnish the
best city reference. Address " G. E. R ," City
Post Office. dec 21
Christmas Presents! Christmas Presents!
HAS OPENED A LARGE VARIETY OF
French Fancy Boxes for the Holidays, which
he has just received, selected by his special agent
Particular attention Is invited to his new
styles of Superb Confectionery, which for purity
and delicacy of flavor aro unequalled. For the
accommodation of those who may favor him
with a call, he will have his Confectionery put
up in pound and half-pound packages.
dec 20 dlw
REDUCTION IN THE PRICE OF GAS.
OrriCE or Washington Gas Lioiit Co ,
Xmember 30, 1860.
Notice is hereby given that the charge for gas
consumed after the 31st day of December next,
will be three dollars and fifteen cents per thousand
cubic feet, to all those whose bills are paid as
required by the act of Congress approved June
25, 1860, to wit: "At the office of the Company,
within fire days from the rendition thereof, provi
ded all arrears shall have been previously paid."
J. F. BROWN,
dec 20 lot Secretary in Charge.
A REDUCED TARIFF OF PRICES FOR AR
tides adapted for Christmas and New Year
presents. Shawls, Cloaks, Silk Robes, Velvet
Cloaks, Silk Dresses, and many new and stylish
WOOLLEN DRESS FABRICS.
With all other kinds of first class Dry Goods in
general and special use the tariff ot prices on
tbo whole of which has been reduced to the pres
ent depressed value.
Carpets, Oil-Cloths, Curtains, Rugs, &c, up
Blankets, Comforts, House Linens, 4c, base
ment and the vaults.
Strangers, sojourners, and citizens, will Inspect
our stock at their pleasure an examination im
plies no obligation to purchase.
PERRY tc BROTHER,
Penn. avonue and Ninth streets,
dec 19 lOtdlf Perry Building.
G. W. GOODALL,
Plumber and Gas and Steam Fitter,
BC4 Scvtnlh street, near Canal Bridge, Washington.
ALL orders executed at the shortest notice, In
the most substantial manner, and on rta
Personal attention given to every department
of the business. nov 20
LADD, WEBSTER, A Co.'s
Are preferred above all others.
LADD, WEUSrMt, A Co.'f
Are preferred nboro all others.
LADD, WEBSTER, Oo.'i
Are prefened above nil others.
t& For reasons why, e adrertltemenl Iu
another column. -YjSa
AT JANNEY'S, 348 1'euniylvaula avenue.
Young Ladies lu attendance.
I AM receiving a lotof Green and Black TEAR,
among which are some of bs fine grades as
can be had, to which I invitu the attention of ull
lovers of choice Green and Black Teas.
JESSE B. WILSON,
327 Pa av., between Siztb and Seventh
nov 26 streets, south side.
BOOT AND SHOE MANUFACTORY.
THE subscriber has the pleasure of Informing
his friends and former customers that he la
engaged in the Boot and Shoe manufacturing
business, with an entire new stock, such as
Mellcs' French Shoes, Gaiters, Slippers, Pumps,
&c, with a superior stock of Lenioines' French
Calf-skins, and all other materials for the manu
facture of Gentlemen's fine Boots and Shots, pur
chased for Cash, and will be made up by the
best workmen, and sold at the Lowest Cash
l'ricts,or Cash only.
To my former patrons, it ii useless to say any
thing of my qualifications for the business I havo
again embarked in. To them, and the public
generally, I will only say, I can at all times be
found at home, and ready to wait on them. The
one-price rule will be strictly adhered to. (lire
me a call. JOHN MILLS, Agent,
Fashionable Boot and Shoe-maker, No.
504 Pennsylvania avenue, between the
St. Charles Hotel and Adams's Ex
press Office, formerly under Brown's
P. S. I have no Intel eit in, or connection with,
any other store than the one I am in, No. 004
Pennsylvania avenue. J. M.
FURNISHED ROOMS to let, with or without
board. Terms moderate. Apply at No. 4UC
Eighth Btreet, between G and II streets,
dec 20 lm
A FINE PARLOR, on the first floor, and three
Chambers on the floor above, at No. 276
Pennsylvania avenue, two doors ea-t Of " Kirk
wood House." dec 1 tf
FOR COUGHS, COLDS, &c.
AVER'S CHERRY PECTORAL.
Tyler's Syrup Gum Arable.
Brown's Bronchial Troches.
Wistar's Cough Lozenges.
Wistar's Balsam Wild Cherry.
Swayne's Syrup Wild Cherry.
Bryant's Pulmonic Wafers.
For sale by CHARLES STOTT,
No. 375 Pennsylvania avenue,
nov 26 tawlm
Massachusetts Clear Mess Pork
For sale low by
BROWNING & KEATING,
353 Penn. avenue, near Sixth street.
GOSHEN BUTTER AND CHEESE.
I WILL have in store in a day or two Choice
UOSIIEN BUTTER and CHEESE, ef as fine
quality as can be had, to which 1 invite the at
tention of purchasers.
JESSE B. WILSON,
327 Pa. av., between Sixth and Seventh
nov 26 streets, south side.
JO EPH GERHARD'S, Germania Hotel and
Restaurant, No. 346 O Btreet, between Four-and-a-half
and Sixth streets.
Refreshments of all kinds. Also, the finest
Ousters, in every style; French, Hungarian,
Rhein, and Moselle Wines, Champagne, Bol
linger, Mumm, and Heidsick ; with the best of
other Liquors. nov 30
A TWO-STORY Brick House, No. 327 G
street, between Twelfth and Thirteenth
streets, containing seven rooms. Possession
given immediate!. Apply at this office,
Plumber and Gas Fitter,
WILL introduce Gas and Water upon the
most liberal terms, at the shortest notice,
and will gjuranty satisfaction.
He has on hand a tot of Cooking and other
Stores, which be will sell at less than cost. Call
and see him. Remember the place, southeast
corner of Twelfth and F streets, nov 26 lm
Wines, Brandies, &o-
Choice Old Madeira, Duff Gordon Sherry,
Old LD Port, Fine Table Madeira,
Old Carasquedo Sherry, Superior Brandies,
Fine Old India Madeira, (a very superior article,
not usually found In this market.)
Congress Water. For sale low by
BROWNING 4 KEATINO,
353 Penn. avenue, near Sixth street.
HALL & WHITE,
M AOIII N'l STS,
STEAK ENGINE BUILDERS,
IRON RAILING MANUFACTURERS,
No. 23 Maine avenue, between Four-and-a-half
and Sixth streets, Washington, D. O. nov 26
A CONGRESSIONAL MESS of four or five
can be accommodated at Mrs. GILBERT'S,
No. 548 Pennsylvania avenue, between First and
Second streets, Washington, I). G.
nov 28 tf
WOOD AND COAL.
A COMPLETE assortment of the above now
on hand, of all kinds and sites. Also a
splendid free-burning coal for cooklag purposes,
a choice article.
Sawed and split wood also on band.
All those against secession and those In favor
of it will do well to give me a call.
East side Ninth, bet. D and E sts.
dec 10 2 w
LOT FOR SALE Lot Five, in Square 1032,
containing about 13,000 square teet. Price,
three cents per foot. Apply at this office.
Latest by Telegttipn,
SOUTH CAROLINA CONVENTION.
Charleston, Dec. 24. The Convention, as
usual, opened with prayer.
A resolution was adopted, Inviting Governor
Perry, of Florida, to a scat on tho floor of tho
Mr. Magrath introduced an ordinance, that
iho judges of the courts take cognizance of
cases in admiralty, and also of the, maritime
jurisdiction of all offences as heretofore com
prised under the laws of the United Slates)
which was referred to the Committee on the
Mr. Rhrtt moved to tako up the address to
the people of the Southern States, as had been
prepared nnd passed by the committee. This
was tloun. The report wns discussed, amended,
and made a special order.
The declaration of tho causes which instilled
the secession of South Carolina from tho Fed
iral Union was variously amended and altered,
mill debated nt great length.
Th report of tho itabato was not generally
interesting, nnd is therefore omitted.
A recess was taken at 4.20 to 7 P. M.
On reassembling, Mr. Dunkin moved to
lake up the ordinance to provide for the con
tinuance of commercial affairs. He moved
that the Convention go into secret session on
the subject, which wns carried ; and the galle
ries were accordingly cleared.
Information was given this rooming that the
several light house keepers were about vacating
their rcspectivo positions.
It is understood that the object of ths secret
session was for the purpose of consultation
with tho collector of the port.
The Convention adopted the declaration of
the immediate causes which induced and justi
fied the secession of South Carolina from tho
Union, waiving the repetition of the past causes.
She declares to the remaining States and na
tions of the earth the immediate causes which
led to the act, citing the causes which led to
the separation of Ihc Colonies from Great
Many States of the Union havp violated the
letter and spirit of the Constitution, its spirit
and obligations, and absolves the rest from their
obligations, Ac, therefore, the people of South
Carolina, in Convention assembled, have de
clared the existing relations with other States
dissolved, appealing to the Supreme Judge of
the universe for tho rectitude of their inten
tions. South Carolina, therefore, has resumed
her position among the nations of the earth, as
separate and independent State, tic.
Mauyable speeches were made on the declara
tion. Tho Convention then adjourned.
Governor Pickens has issued his proclama
tion, agreeably to the ordinance, that South
Carolina will hereafter act as a sovereign and
Views of Senator Seward on Secession.
Kew York, Dec. 24. Senator Seward, in a
speech on Saturday, before tho New England
Society of this eity said, if we keep entirely
cool, entirely culm, and entirely kind, a debate
will ensue which will be kindly in itself, and it
will prove very soon, either that we aro wrong,
and we shall concede to our offended brethren,
or else that we aro right, nnd they will acqui
esce, and come back into fraternal relations
with us. He predicted this result in sixty days.
Secession Feeling in Norfolk.
Norfolk, Dec. 2.1. The secession feeling
here is on the increase. Ashland Hall was
again crowded last night. Disunion speeches
were made by Colonel V. D. Grover and Gen
eral John Tyler, which were enthusiastically
applauded. General Tyler closed his remarks
with " Let the Union go to h I," which receiv
ed loud and repeated cheers.
Secession Movements in South Carolina.
Charleston, Dec. 24. Thero is good author
ity for stating that the Commissioners left for
Washington this morning.
Eighty men arrived jesterday from Savan
liali, tor the purposo of tendering their services
to the Governor for any emergency. They aro
under tho name of Minute Men, or Sons of the
Burning of a Steamer.
Alio Yvik, Dec. 24. The ship Scargo re
ports that she passed, (uodatc,) near Bermuda,
n burning steamer, and heard tho cries of peo
ple in tho water, but was unable to save them.
The steamer subsequently sunk. The Scargo
lay by for two da) 3, in hopes of saving soma of
the people, but Baw nothiug excepting lemons,
oranges, aud puncheons, probably ot rum.
New York Markets.
Xew York, Dec. 24. Cotton firm. Sales of
1,000 bales. Upland middlings, 10 11.
Flour firm. Sales of 14,500 bbls. State, $5.00
ijii $5.10. Ohio, $5.40 $5.50. Southern,
J.15$5.35. Wheat lower. Sules of 64,000
bushels. White, 1 2 cents lower. Corn firm.
Sales of .18,000 bushels. Mixed, C7 68 cents.
Pork steady. Mess $15.50 $16.00. Lard
steady nt 9 J (rj 1 0 J cents. Whisky firm at
18 cents. Sugur steady. Molasses unchanged.
Sales of M0 barrels of Orleans at 30 34.
cents. Naval stores are dull.
Aw York; Dee. 24. Stocks are lower and
dull. Chicago and Kock Island, 52 J ; Cumber
laud Coal Co., 8; Illinois Central shares, 65 ;
Michigan Southern, .12: New York Ontral,
74 ; Reading, 53 ; Hudson River R. It., 43 ;
Cantons, 14 ; Va. U's, 78 ; Mo. 6's, 68.
For Holiday Presents at the Proper
SILK ROBES IN ALL COMBINATIONS
Rich Dress Silks do.
Medium Dress Silks do.
Low-priced Dress Silks do.
VELVET CLOAKS, MODERN STYLES.
Cloth Cloaks do.
JBgyThe whole of the above reduced In prices
to meet the wants of persons with small purses.
Our stock of all the leading DRY GOODS
STAPLES for every day wants was never so
large and cheap.
One price only, marked In plain figures.
Carpets, Curtains, OU Cloths, Rugs, ic, upper
Comforts, House Linens, Blankets, ic, base
ment and the " vaults."
Strangers and sojourners are Informed that
ours Is much the largest and most comprehen
slvetock in this market, and at prices as least
as favorable to their interests.
PERRY 4 BROTHER,
Penn. avenue and Ninth at,
dec 19 lOdlf " Perry Building."
WHOSE time is cot fully occupied at present,
wishes to get employment In copying doc
uments, making out accounts, or anything be
longing to the line of a clerk.
Apply at No. 470 Ninth street, between D
and E. dec 18 lw