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Saturday, December 29, 1860.
Thn Senate, committee of thirteen ad
journed finally yesterday. No proposition
commanded concurring majorities 01 we lie
publicans and of the Southern members.
In the committee of thirty-three, yesterday, it
was agreed that the Constitution be made in
capable of any nnicmlment which shall nulhor-
lie the Government to interfere with slavery in
the Stales. To day, Mr. Nelson's proposition, '
which is substantially Mr. Critteud-u's, is to be (
The bids for Treasury notes yesterday rang
ed, as p rato of interest, from nine to thirty
per cent, per annum. They fell short, in the
aggregate, of the five millions proposed for.
The ktar says, that, under the terms of the
advertisement, theso extortionate terms must
be submitted to. Strange bungling.
THE ATTACK ON THE CITY OF WASH
The Star of Thursday evening says :
"The Richmond Enquirer and Examiner,
intense disunion per it sheets, are busy with
efforts to induce a mob, proposed to bo com
posed of armed men from Maryland and Vir
ginia, to seize this city ere the 4th of March
next. Fortunately for the lives of any such
mob, the gubernatorial authorities of both Vir
ginia ana Maryland are prepared to disperse
any such mob, congregated for any such pur
pose. Qovernor Letcher is open and loud in
bis denunciations of the advice of the Enquirer
and Examiner, and says that no such expedi
tion shall leave the Old Dominion while he is
its Chief Magistrate, and thus commands its
regular military force."
What is said of the Governor of Maryland
is certainly true, nnd what is said of the Gov
ernor of Virginia is probably true. Mr. Letch
er has indulged, from time to time, in some
vaporing ; but he is a man of common sense,
which could not be predicated of his predcecs
sor, Wise. The editor of the Star is a Vir
ginian, and ought to know his views.
But neither of these Governors has any
u regular military Jorcc ;" and it is not only
not their duty, but not their right, to protect
this District. Whoever protects, controls, and
at this capital it is the National authority
which is supreme and exclutivc.
As we said yesterday, the people of this city
will take measures to protect themselves against
mobs; and if larger dangers impend, the
country will take measures adequate to any
This State has passed two ordinances, in re
spect to post oOiccsaud custom-houses.
The post office ordinance is as follows :
"Whereas the State of South Carolina owes
it to her own citizens, and to those of other
States, that, ns one of the contracting parties,
she should not prevent or interrupt the per
formance of the pending contracts for carrying
and delivering of the mails made by the Uni
ted States while South Carolina was one of
" We, the State of South Carolina, in Con
vention assembled, do declare and ordain, and
it is hereby declared and ordained, that the
existing postal contracts and arrangements
shall be continued, and the persons charged
with the duties thereof shall continue to dis
charge said duties until a postal treaty or trea
ties shall be concluded, or until otherwise or
dered by this Convention."
As nothing is said about paying the mail
contractors, we presume that is led to be done
by the United States.
The custom-houso ordinance adopts, for the
present, tho officials, the tariff, and the reve
nue regulations generally of the United States,
the net revenue to I'C paid over into the State
treasury, and all oiKcial acts to be done in the
name of South Carolina. The fu e States are
to be treated as foreign countries, in collecting
TROUBLESOME QUESTiONS IN VIR
GINIA. In commenting on the proposed State Con
vention, in Virginia, the Staunton Vindicator
" We are in favor of a State Convention, as
much to arrange the basis of taxation as to
designate the position Virginia is to occupy on
the canvass of the 'dissolving view' of the
Union. We are glad the leading politicians
nnd papers of the State have unhesitatingly
und thoroughly committed themselves to the
proposition. VVe are glad, also, that the move
ment originated in and has come from the
Eastern portion of the State. It is an exhibi
tion, on their part, of a willingness to have a
fair basis of taxation established, for we take
it, they could not have been so shortsighted ns
not to see that the assembling of a State Con
vention was but another name for rearranging:
the mode and manner of levying the taxes of
Upon this same subject, the Alexandria Sen
tinel, of December 27, publishes tho following
" Western Virginia is becoming aroused on
thegreat question of disunion. Groaning under
a burden of unequal taxation, the people arc
wide awake to their interest. The forum of the
Legislature, at Richmond, this winter, will pre
sent an interesting scene for demanding and
conceding rights, long withheld, to the West,
and long cherished by our Eastern brethren
in their enjoyment. The West is uncompro
misingly iu favor of Union, not merely for the
sake of tho Union, but for the sacred and in
estimable rights it guaranties to the people.
" If a Slate Convention is called, the first
question to be settled is the basis of representa
tion. The West will accept of nothing but the
white basis, as now represented in the lower
" The Convention, when called, must hove
power to amend the Constitution of the State,
at least In that part which exempts a large
portion of the slave property from taxation.
" If delegates are to be appointed to a South
ern Convention, these delegates must be ap
pointed by districts, arranged on the basis of
the white population of the SUte.
" The obvious justico of these demand's must
commend them to the approval of all just think
ing men. If our Eastern brethren withhold
these rights from the West, at Mis juncture, it
will take one huudred thousand bayonets from
a Southern Confederacy to force Western Vir
ginia into a union with the col Ion States. Wu
tvaut all these questions settled before we join
ciipartuers with South Carolina. Mauion.
HJbrion county, Dec. 22, 18C0."
KANSAS TO BE STARVED OUT THE
General Harney has made an official report,
to the effect, that the supplies being sent .to the
starving people of Kansas, are used to support
bands of Abolition marauders. Of course, this
is known tp be untrue, and it is of no conse
quence, whether Harney has been imposed
upon by others, or whether his report is tho
original production of bis own brutality.
Wo are enabled to state, upon positive in
formation, that the disunion plotters in this
city, who know that their friends iu Missouri
nre headed off in carrying that Slate into nul
lification by tho position of Kansas in her rear,
have concieved the idea that the people of that
Territory may be so thinned by the famine, ns
to be wiped out by a border ruffian invasion
next spring. This report ol General Harney
chimes in with this policy. It is hoped that it
will prevent supplies being sent into Kansas.
Nothing is too wicked for theso men. The
starvation of women and children, docs not af
fect their sensibilities at all. Why should it?
They nre the same men who contributed money
four years ago, to overrun Kansas with cnt
throats. We repeat it, that Kansas is a point now of
special assault, and must bo defended, uot with
arms, but with bread. Tho glorious popula
tion now on its soil, must be sustained there.
If the charity of some is cut off by reliance
upon such reports as those of Judge Williams
and General Harney, tho charity of others must
bj doubled, and quadrupled. A'arua must be
The nulHfiers are iu an agony of rage, at
the masterly movement of Major Anderson, in
throwing h raself into Fort Sumter, believed by
military men to be impregnable.
On Thursday, in his interview with the South
Carolina Commissioners, the President was pro
fuse in disclaimers, that he had anything to do
with this movement of Mnjor Anderson, nnd
yesterday, his organ, the Constitution, came
out with the following :
' We believe that we are perfectly correctin
stating that this action on the part of Major
Amlprnnii was taken soltlv on his own retponsi
liilltv. and not in conscnuenco of orders from
the authorities here. V e have also reason to
believe that it was not occasioned. by any threat
of attack or hostile action on the pnrt of the
people or military in Charleston, and that there
was no reason to anticipate any change in their
attitude in relation to the Federal troops.
Under these circumstances, we must express
our regret that Major Anderson should have
taken such u step without orders or apparent
Just as if everybody did not know, that the
subject of nttatliiiig the forts in the harbor in
Charleston, has been a topic of open debate
among the South Carolina leaders for days
Tho President is foiled in his plan of leaving
Major Anderson so weak as to be unable to re
sift attack. That officer has made himself
ttrong, by just the step he ought to have taken,
but which the President mourns over and dis-
To effect his object of surrendering Charles
ton harbor to treason, Mr. Buchanan must now
take the responsibility of ordering Mnjor An
derson to surrender. And the President would
do even that, if he had the courage.
IMPORTANT FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE.
Exciting News from the Republic of
The New York Herald of yesterday has the
nbove caption to the telegraphic dispatches
from Charleston, South Carolina.
They Fcarcd It. It seems, from the follow
ing extract from a letter written from Charles
ton, Dec. 24, that the nullifiers feared the very
thing which has happened, and took precau
tion against it :
" The Washington Light Infantry are detail
"ed as a special watch upon the forts, and noth
ing goes on about them unobserved. A steam
boat with this company on board is nitrhtl v
moving about the harbor and between the
two torts, r ort Sumter is Known to do so
much stronger than Fort Moultrie, that some
feurs were at one time entertained lest Ander
son should on some dark night throw' his whole
force into the former fortress, and there hold
out against all attacks until relieved by a fleet.
What that gentleman intends is of course not
known ; but it is hardly likely he will attempt
to pass from one fori to the other under the
bows of asteumboat filled with rillemen. The
Washington Light Infantry were last night re
lieved from duty at 'the arsenal, and that post
committed to the German rifles." .
Expelled from Viroixu. A gentleman by
the name of Rufus Hendricks, of Clnrksville,
Virginia, passed through this city yesterday
morning, on his way to a free State, accompa
nied by an agent of the Virginia Vigilance Com
mittee. The hair from one side of his head was
shaved off quite close, and one side of bis face
was thickly coated with printer's ink, having
received these indignities from the people of
Clarksville for remarking that " no black man
ought to work for a white man without being
paid for it."
We are informed that, on his way here, he
received all manner of indignities and execra
tions from persons who chanced to travel with
him, some of whom were for taking his life any
how. Tho instructions to the agent of the Clarks
ville committee was, that he was not to leave
him until he placed him in a free State.
Mr. Hendricks, we nre informed, is a native
of Virginia. His wifo and two children remain
in Virginia until ho can make arrangements to
send for them.
What tub Madmen Expect. The New Or
leans correspondent of tho Charleston Mercury,
writing under date of December 18, says:
" The commencement of a terrible revolution
and outbreak is lookod for in the North within
the next fifteen days, or ns soon as tho cold shall
commence to pinch the poor."
A meeting of members of Congress from the
border States, slave aud free, to bo held last
evening, was udvertlsed in yesterday's Consti
tution. A suspicious quarter.
The proposition that delegates from the bor
der slave States meet in Convention at Balti
more, about the middle of February, is said to
be strongly supported. Such a Convention
may do good, but is more likely to do harm,
unless the Union men in those States can be
made to sco that the demands they make upon
the North are wholly inadmissible, and will
never be agreed to. In no form, and under no
disguise, can the national authority be mado
uso of, either by constitutional amendment or
legislation, to carry slavery into the Territories,
or protect it there. It must take its fate, with
such aid as it has obtained from the Judiciary.
It is not probable that Congress will ever legis
late againrt it, but it will never legislate for it.
Bordek State Caucus at Willabb's Hall
Last Nioht. About seventy-five border 8tate
Congressmen met in caucus last night. Senator
Crittenden was made Chairman, Represent
atives Colfax and Barrett, Secretaries. Tho
following propositions were offered. By Mr.
Barrett, eleven amendments to tho Constitu
tion on the slavery Question. By Mr. Pryor,
that the attempt to preserve the union between
the States of the Confederacy by force would
be equally unconstitutional, impolitic, and de
structive to republican liberty. By Mr, Val
landigham, the Crittenden resolutions. By Mr.
Colfax, that the laws of the Union should be
enforced and .the Union of tho States main
tained. That it is the duty of tho Exccutivo to
protect the property of tho United States with
all the power placed in his hands by the Con
stitution. By Mr. Morris, of 111., that, in ma
turing any plan for adjustment of existing dif
ficulties, we will keep steadily in view the
preservation of the Union, under the Constitu
tion, as a permanent consideration.
After desultory debate, in which Messrs.
Cox, Pryor, Smith of Virginia, Jenkins, Clem
ens, Sherman, Stanton, Colfax, Noell, Hind
man, Montgomery, McCIernand, Harris of Vir
ginia, aud Harris of Maryland, participated, all
pending propositions were, on motion of the
latter gentleman, referred to a committee of
one from each of the fourteen States repre
sented, to report ut a future meeting, to be
called by them if they agreed.
The meeting was quite harmonious, and a
conciliatory spirit seemed to prevail. Mr. Pryor
id reported to have been tho most ultra of any
The speech of Mr. Sherman, of Ohio, gave
very general satisfaction, not only to the Repub
licans, but to the opposito parties, who received
it with marked expressions of approbation. It
is generally thought that some satisfactory ar
rangement may result from this meeting..
Decayixii Ciiaulestox. In a list of thirty
four of the principal cities of the United States,
Charleston, South Carolina, is the only one
which has lost population since 1850. Popula
tion then, 42,985; population now, 40,194. In
numbers, it is now the twentieth city, when,
.under the census of 1850, it was the tenth.
It is not to be wondered at that the people
there felt it to be necessary to do something to
save themselves from being wiped out, but they
have probably only precipitated that result.
A desperate pnsh was made yesterday, by
Wigfall, Jeff. Davis, aud other nullifiers, to pro
cure the recall of Major Anderson. The Sec
retary of War is reported to be against it. The
President hesitates. One nullifying. Senator
threatened him with having the White House
burned down over his head, if he did not recall
Anderson. The nullifiers se"em to be frantic
A gentleman who arrived here this morning,
from Charleston, reports a continuous 4th of
July there India crackers, military parades,
cocktails, &c, tc. It is said there, that they
ba a letter from the President, pledging him
self to acquiesce in secession, and that they will
publish it if he reinforces Major Anderson. This
is substantially what Mr. Keitt affirmed to be
true, a month ago.
' The South Carolina Commissioners here
swore terribly at the occupation of Fort Sum
ter. They threatened to break up pacific rela
tions, demand their passports, and leave for
home, if tho act was not disavowed. Where
upon, Mr. Buchanan humbly disclaimed it.
ROCKBRIDGE (VA.) UNION MEETING.
At an immense mass meeting of the people
of Rockbridge county, a series of spirited
Union resolutions was adopted.
We subjoin one of them :
" Ilesolved, That the establishment of a
Southern Confederacy will be no protection to
the peculiar institution of the South, but will
place it upon the same international footing
with the Northern Confederacy as it now stands
with the British colonies that it will be effect
ually circumscribed and confined to its present
limits, than which a more fatal restriction could
not be devised ; for, in that event, we may in
vain hope to extend its area by theacquisition
of additional territory; not one foot of territory
can ever be ncquired without a bloody etrile
with tho Northern Confederacy."
ANOTHER VOICE FROM SPRINGFIELD.
The Springfield (111.) Journal of Dec. 25
says: " Upon the secession question the Repub
lican party, we take it, occupies the Jacksonian
position, and we think that we hazard nothing
in saying thnt Mr. Lincoln stands there. Now,
what was Jackson's position ? In his message
to Congress, delivered January ICth, 1833,
" 'The right of tho people of a single State to
absolve themselves at will, and without the
consent of the other States, from their most
solemn obligations, and hazard the liberties
and happiness of the millions composing this
Union, cannot tie acunowteagca. nucn authori
ty is believed to be utterly repugnant both to
the principles upon which tho General Govern
ment is constituted, and to tho objects which
it was expressly formed to attain.'
"And again, in tho same message, Jackson
"'While a forbearing spirit may, and I trust
will, be exercised toward the errors of our
brethren in a pariicular quarter, duty to the
rest of the Union demands that open and or
ganized resistance to the laics should not be
executed tcith impunity. '
"The Republican party is, we arc satisfied,
planted immovably on Jackson's ground. The
Democracy of tho North cannot well occupy
any other. Wo think it might as well get
abroad among the people UiaL the incoming
administration will be constitutional, anti-secession,
and law enforcing. Pass the word. "
Recent events which have transpired at
Charleston render any description, of this
fortress interesting at this time.
Fort Sumter is one of tho most powerful
military works in the United States. Ten
years were consumed in its completion, at a
cost of half a million of dollars. The fortifica
tion is of a pentagonal form, built of solid brick
masonry. The walls are fifty feet in height,
and from eight to ten feet in thickness. With
the present armament of the fort, the guns
would bo capable of throwing six thousand
pounds of shot nt each disihurge. In n de
fensive or strategical point of view, Fort Sumter
'radiates its fire through all the channels from
the sen approach to Charleston, and has a full
sweep of range in its rear, or city side, ample
to repel any attack from that quarter. Ihc
fort is sufficiently out of range from a hind ar
tillery attack, so that all apprehensions for
breaching it may be put at rest. It can only
bo entered by an enemy by tho embrasures,
which an attacking force must crawl through,
one man at n time, and hence two men nt one
of these could defend it against five hundred.
The fort at the present time has quarters
and ba'racks for seven hundred men, its regu
lar war garrison. There is an amplo supply of
powder, shot, nnd shells, for one year's siege,
besides a large amount of miscellaneous artil
lery stores. The garrison is amply supplied
with water from artificial wells, which are sup
plied by the frequent rains. The fort is now
under command of Major Robert Anderson, of
Kentucky, nnd the other officers' from Fort
Moultrie. There are about 170 laborers em
ployed on the fort, who can soon be taught to
handle guns. The present force is officers 9,
band 15, artillerists 65, laborers 176 total 249.
Considering its position nnd natural advan
tages, Fort Sumter, with its present garrison,
is impregnable from any attack of a local na
ture. Fort Sumter and the other defences of
Charleston harbor, properly armed, would be
able to mount more guns than Cronstadt, which
defied Napier and Dundns two years more
than defeated tho allies at Sebastopolj aud any
of them can have more artillery than Bomar
SHnd, which required a laud force of 14,000
men to capture. Yet tho greater part ol this
military strength is contributed by Fort Sum
ter the others being merely auxiliaries.
AMCASSA9. The Arkansas Slate Gazette
candidly acknowledges a change of mind on the
secession question. It says :
" At one time, before studying the subject as
fully as wo have since, we thought that the States
had the constitutional right to secede peaceably
from the Confederation. Reflection and study
have brought us to n different conclusion. We
do not think that the frnmers of the Constitu
tion contemplated placing in it an clement by
which a single State could, at any time, and
for the most trivial reason, destroy the entire
fabric of the Government. We think the Gov
ernment was made for all time nnd nil gener
ations to coinc. So thinking, while we accord
freely to all States and to all people tho sacred
right of revolution, by which they may throw
off all bonds nnd cancel all obligations to ty
rannical or oppressive Governments, we can
not see any right to dissolve this Union but the
right of revolution.
" This is no time for politicians, who have
brought tho country to the condition she is in,
to tell the people thnt they should clothe them
(the same politiciaus) with power to go into a
Convention and sever the connection of the
State with the Union, and perhaps put an end
to the existence of the Government. If any
movement be made, it should emanate from the
people themselves. If our grievances are such
that they cannot longer be borne, let the people
raise the standard ot revolt. Mil tne people
are aware of two things, and if left to themselves
they will consider of them. If revolution and
war come, tho people will have to be taxed in
untold amounts, to pay their accruing expenses :
nnd the people will form the soldiery who will
light the battles which must ensue. Hence, pol
iticians desire to precipitato revolution without
consulting tho people.
" In the present emergency, let the people
speak for themselves let the politicians, who
would urge tbem to disunion and the dread
consequences of war, be content with the reflec
tion, (which should make them sadder if not
better men,) that they have brought the Gov
ernment to the condition it is in, and that they
are not the doctors to relieve the ills brought
on by their own quackery. "
Louisiana. The .secessionists in Louisiana
seem afraid to give the people a chance. The
West Baton Rouge Sugar-Planter, referring
to the short time intervening between the issu
ing of the Governor's proclamation and the as
sembling of the Convention, remarks :
" Tho proclamation will hardly reach North
Louisiana before the people will be called to
vote. These men who seem determined to
break up the Union, or bave Louisiana a sep
arate confederacy, are cunning"in their scheme.
Placethe issue fairly beforo the people ; let men
vote after careful and mature deliberation, aud
the conservative vote will outnumber tho ' pre-
"cipitationists ' by thousands."
Florida. The people of Florida do not all
approve the conduct of their Representative in
refusing to serve on tho select committee. The
Pensacola Gazette says :
" Florida is physically a very small State, and
the moral aud mental stature of some of her
sons, whom she ' delights to honor,' corres
ponds admirably with her diminutive propor
tions. In the absence of originating talent,
they are content to imitate others whom they
fancy great. They have taken for their model
the ultrnists of South Carolina, whom they
consider the embodiments of all that is noble,
patriotic, and chivalrous. Their attempts at im
itation are really ludicrous. We bave lately
had an exhibition of this kind in Congress,
which reminds us of the fable of the frog and
the ox. We would not bo surprised any day to
hear of a similar catastrophe in Washington,
that would clothe our State in mourning. We
are bottling up our tears, to act as chief mourn
ers on the, occasion."
Meetixo in Pittsburo. Pittsburg, Pa.,
Dec. 27. An immence meeting was held to
day in the street, opposite the court-house, rel
ative to the removal of ordnance South. Gen.
William Robinson presided. Several speeches
were delivered ; among others, by Gen. J. K,
Moorhcnd, member of Congress from this
Several resolutions were adopted, almost
unanimously, declaring loyalty to tho Union,
nnd ability to defend ourselves against all
enemies of the Union, deprecating any inter
ference with the shipment of arms under Gov
ernment orders, however inopportune or ira
politic tho order might appear ; deploring the
existinc state of things in connection with tho
Administration of important departments of
the public service, so as to have shaken con
fidence in the people of the free States ; that
while Pennsylvania is on guard at tho Federal
capital, it is her special duty to look to the
fidelity of her sons, and in that view call on
tho President, as a citizen of this Common
wealth, to sco that the public receive no detri
ment nt his hands ; it behooves the President
to purge his Cabinet of every mnff known to
give aid and comfort to, or in any way coun
tenancing the revolt of any State against tho
authority of the Constitution and tho laws of
A dispatch from the Hon. Robert McKnight,
asking the people to make uo further resistance,
but ask for a suspension of the shipment of tho
guns until further advices wcro receivod from
tho War Officey was read nnd approvad.
Union Meetino in Baltimore. A meeting
of tho friends of the Union was held at the
Law Buildings, in Baltimore, on Thursday
night. The hall was filled with the most
wealthy and influential men of the city, and
the proceedings were all marked with the great
est harmony. A resolution was pa:sed, en
doming the conduct of Governor Hicks in re
fusing to call the Legislature together, and a
committee was appointed to make arrange
ments for a mass meeting at the Maryland In
stitute. A meeting of tho secessionists was also held
the same evening at Barnum'a Hotel ; but the
reporters were politely requested to withdraw
before the proceedings commenced, which they
The Warrenton Whig says : " Gentlemen
who have been heretofore strongly in favor of
the reopening of the African slave trade, will
bave no need of advocating tho measuro any
longer, if they will just drop down to Richmond,
and observe the latest sales at the auction houses
in that city."
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sea at Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
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November 30, 1860.
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dec 20 lot Secretary in Charge.
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Store, corner of Bridge and High streets.
" Now let lho Injuri who ne'er insured before,
And those who have, let them Insure the more."
The Potomac Fire Insurance Company
cf Georgetown, D. C,
CIIARTURI'.O BV CO.NOHKSS, 1631.
STOCKHOLDERS l-EHSONiLLY KESPOXSIBLE!
THE Stockholders and Directors embraco many
of the most wealthy and respectable citizens
of this District.
JOHN MAUUUUY, President.
HENRY KING, Secretary.
AMOS HUNT, Travelling Agent.
Office and residence No. 51 North A street,
Capitol Hill. Box 454, City Post Office. Orders
attended to immediately, Losses paid promptly.
Care for home, and home will care for us.
BOOT AND SHOE STORE,
No, 108 Bridge street, Georgetown, D. C.
THE subscriber hits constantly on hand a
a largo supply of BOOTS aud SHOES, which
will be sold cheap. Persons would do well to
give him a call before purchasing elsewhere,
nov 26 GEORGE GRAY.
PRESENTS FOR LADIES.
WHAT can be compared with a Wheeler A
Wilson Sewing .Machine? The Ladles
say, " Give us a Wheeler ft Wilton by all means ;
there is nothing tike a Wheeler A Wilson." Aud
they may well say to, as there Is no kind of fam
ily or plantation sewing which they will not do
in a superior style,
And all for $40.
Call at the Agency. No. 346 Pennsylvania ave
nue, or send for a circular.
P. J. STEER, Agent.
SSTMachlnes boxed up nnd forwaided to any
part of the country. dec 22--2wlf
THE CHEAPEST AND BEST PLACE
TO buy your Christmas Presents Is at French
A llichsteln's, No. 278 Pennsylvania avenue,
between Eleventh and Twelfth streets, because
they have tbe largest and most beautiful assort
ment of Holiday Presents ever before offered In
this city ; and they propose to sell all Bound
Books for cash at a discount of from ten to fifty
per cent, less than publishers' prices.
Their stock consists of all the beautifully
bound' Holiday and Presentation Books.
Poets, Antique Gilt, Velvet, and Sliver and
Gold Patterns of Prayer-Books, Bibles, Church
Children's Books, Maps, Globes, Games, Ac.
Velvet and Turkey Portfolios, Albums, Ac.
Writing Desks, Portmonnaies, Card Cases,
Chess-Men, Backgammon and Chess Boards, Ac.
Call early and make your selections. They
sell very low for cash.
Don't forget the place
FRENCH k RICHSTEIN,
No. 278 Pennsylvania avenue, be
tween Eleventh and Twelfth its.,
Washington, D. O.
N. B. Send for a Catalogne of our Children's
Books. dee 10 tj2
NEW CROP FRUITS, Ac.
I HAVE in Itore 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, CURRANT.,
FIQS, FILBERTS, BRAZIL NUTS,
ALMOND', CRANBERRIES, .:
All of which will be sold as low as can be bad.
JESSE B. WILSON,
327 Pa. av., between i-'lxth and Seventh
nov 26 streets, south side.
Seventh street, near Maryland avenue, Island,
For thebaic of
Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps, Ready-Made
Clothing and Furnishing Goods.
Particular attention is called to the
BOOT AND SHOE DEPARTMENT,
In which I bave had thirteen years experience,
and in which great inducements are offered.
Now on hand
Ladies' Button, Congress, and Lace Heel Gaiters,
from $1.25 to $3.
Ladles' Morocco and Goat Heel Boots from $1
Ladles' No Heel Boots from 75 cents to $1.25.
Misses' Boota from 50 cents up.
A large variety of Misses' and Children's Shang
hais. Boy's Boots from $1.25 to $2.50.
Youth's Boots from $1 to $2.
Men's Boots from $1.50 to $6.
Men's Gaiters from $1.25 to $4.
Men's Water Proof Boots from $2.50 up.
My stock of
India Rubber Goods
Is very large, consisting of
Men's Hip and Knee Boots, Sandals, and Overs.
Ladies' Boots, Buskins, Slippers, and Sandals.
Misses' and Boy's Gums.
naving purchased my Gums directly from the
manufacturers, I am prepared to sell tbem from
ten to twelve and a-half per cent less than the
usual prices for cash, there having been a heavy
rise this Beason.
On hand, left over from last year, a few pairs
of Men's Gums at $lt and Ladies' small sizes at
Hats and Caps.
Wishing to reduce my stock of Hats and Caps, I
will offer great Inducements in these articles. I
bave on hand a good assortment of Black and
Colored, High nnd Low Crown, Soft and Stiff,
Fine and Common, Fashionable Hats.
Fashionable Silk and Casstmere Hats.
Children's Fancy Dress Cups, some neat styles,
nnd very cheap.
Gent's and Boys' Glazed, Dre s, and Warm
Hats for Middle-aged Gentlemen.
Gent's Ready-Made Clothing.
Business Suits, Dress Suits, and Working Suits.
Black and Fancy Casslmere, Satinet, and Union
Black and Fancy Casslmere, Satinet, and Union
Black and Fancy Casslmere, Satinet, and Union
Pants from $1.25 to $7. Vests from $1 to $7
Business Coats from $2.50 to $12. Over Coats
from $3 to $30.
Black Cloth Drcts Coats from $4 to $18.
A large siock of fine silk, satin, and velvet
Vests of very neat styles.
Bargains may be expected for cash.
Gents' Linen, Paper, Garrotte, Turnover, aud
Ten Paper Co lars for 25 cents.
Linen Collars from, $1.50 per dozen up.
Neck-Tics, Neck-Handkerchiefs, and Stocks.
Undershirts, of Merino, Cotton, Canton Flannel,
Red Flannel, Ac.
Drawers to match.
Merino, Wool, and Cotton Hosiery.
Shirts Linen, Marseilles, and Cotton, Plain and
Fancy Bosoms, Check, Seamen's, and Fancy
Jumpers, Overalls, Net Jackets, and Guernsey
Silk and Linen Handkerchiefs, Hemmed nnd not
Kid, Buck, Merino, Thread, Silk, Wool, and
Driving Gloves and Guuntlets.
Suspenders and Umbrellas,
Remember the place
Seventh street, between .Maryland avenue and
Smithsonian Grounds, Island.
dec 17 lm GEORGE O. HENNING.
aoent ron the sale or ameiiican and fobeion
No. 07 Louisiana av., opposite Hank of Washington.
1 J Alt, Sheet, and Hoop Iron; Horse-shoe Iron,
XJ Norway Nail Rods, Burden's Patent Horse
Shoes, Horse-shoe Nails ; Oast, Shear, and blis
ter Steel; Anvils, Bellows, and Vices; Sheet
Lead, Bar Lead, and Lead Pipe ; Leaded Roof
ing Tin ; Bright Tin of all kinds ; Block Tin,
Zinc, and Copper; Iron, Brass, and Copper Wire. -Carriage
Bows and Curtain Canvas, Hubs.
Machines, and Grindstones,Axes, Shovels, Spades,
ivanee, rums, tto,
DEPOT FOR PLANT'S NEW PATENT
All at the lowest prices for Cash, or to punc
tual customers on short credit. nor 26"