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More Government Rouberifs. We have
just been put la possession of information
which leads us to suspect that the rumors which
have for the past few days been telegraphed to
the New York press, of additional robberies in
the Government Departments here, are far
from being groundless. Several weeks ago, we
had similar intimations, given out in rather
an obscure manner by those who had good
means of knowing, that we might soon expect
some startling disclosures, not only in the In
terior, but in the other Department. That
none of these have been positively nsccrtaintd
as jet, with the exception of the Interior De
partment, we believe to be true ; but just
another.such accident as caused the Interior
Department transaction to bo divulged will
probably also bring these to light. There are
those on the track who have very good nostrils,
and are somewhat acquainted with the art of
scenting out these things.
The Interior Departmkvt Dekalcatiov.
Wo have very little additional information in
relation to this matter. Things remain pretty
much as they did when we dosed our report
yesterday. It has been found impossible to
secure bail sufficient for the release of Russell.
Hon. J. R. Barrett, of Missouri, has offered to
co $50,000 additional of the outside bail, leav
ing $25,000 bail outside of the city yet to be
obtained, but there Has been no more local
New features of this matter, however, are
hourly coming to light.
Excitement Yesterday. Considerable ex
citement prevailed throughout the city yester
day, caused by the news received from Charles
ton. Many rumors were in circulation all
day and during last night, of a character well
calculated to startle the quiet citizen. Most
of these rnmors wo know to be falso ; but we
have ascertained that a good many old mus
kets are being brushed up, ready for use, in
case of an.emergency. The numerous threats
that have been made against the city by South
ern uRrnists have awakened some of them to
the true state of the case. Wo saw rather
more secession badges than usual on the street
yesterday ; but, as an oUsetj the Union badges
Mere also greatly on the increase. Most of
the secession badges were worn by those hold
ing office under the Federal Government.
Some of these office holders were South Caro
linians, who seemed fully to eudorso tho action
of their State in seceding, but were not at nil
disposed to give up their hold on Undo Yarn's
Lecture at Tue Smitiisomav. The lec
ture last evening at the Smithsonian Institu
lion, by Prof. Chadbourne, of Williams College,
Mass., on Iceland and the Icelanders, was one
of interest, and the amusing scenes through
which the lecturer passed while there four jears
ago, kept the large audience in excellent humor.
He said, that although the Icelanders were
an isolated and cut-off land, yet its inhabitants
have some noble, maiked traits of character,
which our mutual Teutonic stock makes inter
esting. Not only its people, but its geology,
present themes for study und admiration, far
beyond that of many n more genial clime.
They tell us that America should havo been
called New Iceland, inasmuch as they were its
first discoverers nine hundred and ninety nine
The first really permanent settlement in
Iceland made by tho Swedes was iu 874, at
which time they established a republic, which
existed for five hundred years, when tho Crown
of Norway united it to their dominions,' where
it remained until Denmark took it under ner
sovereign protection, where it now belongs.
They were a noble people. Their ancient re
ligion, the relics of which may yet be found,
and Odin, will ever be remembered in the le
gendary lore of Iceland.
The Catholic form of Christianity had made
considerable progress up to the year one thou
sand, and continued until the Reformation, since
which the Lutheran church is the prevailing
form of Christianity.
The Danish Government send out six steam
ers each year to Iceland. The Icelanders live
in small, wet, cold huts, and, in order to keep
warm, many occupy the same uncomfortable,
ill-ventilated, apartments ; in consequence of
which, that terrible disease, tho leprosy, deso
lates many a household.
Mr. Johnson, the rector of tho Icelandic Col
lege, is one of tho finest-looking gentlemen and
one of the most intelligent men of the age. lie
is a fine classical scholar, and upon his shelves
are found the reports of the Smithsonian Insti
tution. The college edifice is the largest build
ing on the island. It is built of wood, aud two
stories high. Their Parliament also meets in
one part of it.
He also described his journey to the Hot
Springs, the causes of their eruption, and the
surroundings, with fine effect.
The island contains 60,000 inhabitants.
Every part of the island speaks of fire, with its
devastating effects. The most terrible eruption
occurred in 178.1, at which time, twenty-one
villages and uiue churches were destroyed.
They had a revolution in 1809, when eight sol
diers took the Government, and their Prince
reigned four weeks, when things resumed their
usual course, and went on as harmoniously as
Hop at the Washington Huksf. Quito
a large and agreeable party participated in one
of those pleasant little affairs, fur which the
Washington hotels seem to have become fa
mous, on Thursday night, it was, we believe,
the first of the season, and was greatly relish
ed, by those who were so fortunato as to bo
present. Everything went off in the most pleas
antmanner, tne dancing being kept up till a
very late we should have said, early hour.
Look Out job Them. We are constant
ly hearing of boarding house keepers being
swindled by tho many nicely dressed scoun
drels who Hock to the Federal Metropolis at
this time of the year, and are surprised that
they are not more cautious as to whom they
take into their houses. The last case of the
kind that has been brought to oui notice is that
of a very respectable-looking young man, hail
ing from the Old Dominion, who some weeks
since presented himself at one of the fashiona
ble boarding houses on Pennsylvania avenue,
stating that he had recently been appointed as
a clerk to one of the Senate committees, and
that ho desired to obtain board, referring to
several prominent Senators as references. He
nlso stated that his trunk would arrive at the
National Hotel on the following dny, and de
sired that it should be sent lor, which was done,
but no trunk was to be found. lie then pre
tended to bo very much alarmed at the nqn
arrival of tho trunk, and would immediately
write to his home in Virginia to ascertain tho
cause. Meantime, under one pretext or an
other, he managed to borrow several very snug
little sums from sojourners in the house ; and
yesterday decamped, leaving his entertainers
considerably out of pocket.
The Navy Yard Fkstival. The festival of
the East Washington Mission ladies is still in
progress. Large crowds are nightly in attend
ance, and everybody enjoy themselves to the
Officers Elected. At a lato meeting of
Centennial Lodge No. 14, the following officers
were elected for theensuing Masonio year, viz :
A. G. Fowler, W. M.( Francis Heeside.S. W. ;
Georgo B. Clark, J. W. ; Augustus Edson, Sec
retary) David Hepburn, Treasurer) Thomas
Gorsucii durst, FAin Will any ono in
form us where all those beautiful ladies came
from, that we raw at the Gorsuch Chapel festi
val Inst night? The seventhssvard has always
stood high in the scale of beauty, but our festi
val reporter, who is a very bashful young man,
found it very difficult indeed to stand unmoved
before thoso many bewitching eyes. We in
tend going over to Potomac Hall again, right
Political Altfrcatiov. On Thursday
night, quite a serious altercation occurred on
the avenue, having its origin in politics. It
commenced in the National Hotel, between a
secessionist wearing n cockade and an anti
secessionist, the latter threatening to cut the
emblem of disunion from the coat of the former.
The parties repaired to the street, and n fight
ensued, when the cockade was clipped off, and
both parties bruised, but not dangerously,
although a knife was used.
Wo could not learn the names of the parties
cngagtd in the affray. There was no arrest.
CriminalCourt. Before Judge Crawford.
Yesterday, William Brown, found guilty, some
days since, of-an assault and battery on John
P. Dennis, was sentenced to payafine of twenty
James Gates, convicted tho day before of an
assault on Mrs. Chinchilla, was sentenced to pay
a fine of thirty dollars.
Charles Fitzpatrick, charged with an assault
and battery on O. B. Crismond, submitted his
case, and was fined eight dollars and costs.
Patrick Given was placed on trial, charged
with an assault and battery, with intent to kill,
on a negro named Brown, and found not guilty.
Central Guardhouse. Before Justice J. 1).
Clark. bilas Kirk, drunk and disorderly; fine
and costs, $3.17.
Charles liurk, carrying concealed weapons ;
fine and costs, $20 94. '
John Z. Stafford, a constable, was accused of
an assault and battery on his wife, and held to
bail for court.
S. C. Mngruder, charged with an assault and
battery on William Stewart, with intent to kill,
gae bail for court.
Police Matters. Before Justice Donn.
Henry Boucher, for an assault and battery on
Dennis O'Brien, wo's required to givo $.'100 se
curity to appear for trial at the Criminal Court.
Henry Kooch, charged with permitting per
sons to play cards for money and other things
in his public barroom, on Sunday, the 9th in
stant, was fined $21.71.
The same defendant, charged with selling
liquor on Sunday, tho 9th instant, ho be' g a
licensed tavern keeper, wns fined $2C"..
J. II. Mailman, charged with disorderly con
duct aud profanity in Irout of Brown's Hotel,
was fined $3 and costs, $1.70.
The Manassas Gap Railroad. Tho Board
of Public Works, at their late meeting, appoint
ed tho following Directors and Proxies to rep
resent tho State in the Manassas Gap Railroad
Company : Directors C. II. Hunton, of Prim j
William: W. II. Irwin, of Alexandria; and 'Jr.
S.Russell Meem, Shenandoah. Proxies I.ias
mus Coffman, of Rockingham ; J. f. Davison,
of Warren ; and R. M. Smith, of Alexandria.
SxtTlxa. Tho canal and Hunting creek
are now covered with ice. and afford excellent
skating, and, as the scholars of the numerous
schools in our city are now enjoying the Christ
mas holidays, and as the schoolboys are fond
of skating, they are having fine sport. Yester
day, numbers of ladies visited the skating
grounds, and those engaged in the pleasure
had rosy cheeks and bright eyes to witness the
Masonic Supper. On Thursday night, An
drew Jackson Lodge celebrated St. John's An
niversary by a Bupper in their Lodge Room, in
Sarepta Hall. The members of Andrew Jack
son Lodge, with many brethren from Washing
ton Lodge No. 22, sat down to a sumptuous
repast at uino o'clock, and had a pleasant time.
New Railroad Depot. The new passenger
depot of the Alexandria, Loudoun, and Hamp
shire Railroad Company, at tho corner of Prin
cess and Fairfax streets, has been completed,
and the passenger trains will now arrive and
depart from the new depot. Tho building is
very capacious, and is a handsome addition to
the already fine improvements erected by this
company upon their grounds in this city.
On Thursday evening, the 27th inst., by Rev.
John N. Coombs, Mr. Joseph O. Wallingsford
and Miss Mary E. Hoover, all of this city.
GREAT BARGAINS. Toys, Fancy China Or
naments, &c , at cost, for cash, at
dec 23 3t LAMMOND'S, Seventh st.
ATHREE-story Brick House, contnlniDg eight
rooms, In good order, with gas fixtures com
plete, on II street, between Fourth and Filth.
Also, a two-story brick COTTAGE, with largo
yard attached, corner of F street north and Four
teenth stieet east. To punctual and reliable
tenants the terms will be moderate. Apply at
440 Twelfth street, between G and II.
dec 20 tf -
Maternal Affection Woman's Influence and
Theophllus Fiske will deliver a discourse upon
these subjects at the First Oongrcgatlonallst (old
Trinity) Church, on Sunday evening next, at
set en o'clock. Seats free. The public general
ly are invited to attend. dec 27 3t
Tho 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; tingle admission, 10 cents; chil
dren, 5 cents. dec 24 Ot
The members of the Perseverance Fire Com
pany No. 6 have tho pleasure to announce to
their many inquiring friends and the public in
general, that their third grand annual Coll lion
Party will take place at Franklin Hall, corner of
Ninth and D streets, on Tuesday, the 8th of Jan
uary, 1861. Particulars in future advertisement.
By order of the Executive Committee.
deo 24 MT&S
Practical Chronometer, Clock, and
437 Seventh street, bet. G and II,
informs his customers and the pub
lic in general, that he has just re
ceived a fine stock of Gold Patent
and Detached Levers, Lepine, Duplex, und other
Watches; also, fine French Clocks, Jewelry,
Ac. Attends promptly to the Repairing of fine
Watches, Clocks, and Jewelry. dec 20 Ira
Seventh Street Crockery Depot,
383 Seventh tlrtet, under Dor sty's Hotel,) " Sign
of the Plates," Washington, D. C.
CROCKERY, Glass, Cutlery, Coal-Oil Lamps,
Kerosene and Coal Oil, at lowest prices,
ANDLE.S AND OIL..
20 cases Paratfine Candles.
20 boxes Sperm Candles.
DO boxes Adamantine Candles.
CO boxes Hotel Candles.
1 cask Coal Oil, for burning.
Lard, Whale and Sperm Oil.
Just received, and for sale by
n. E. WHITE k CO ,
No. G3 Louisiana avenue, bet. Sixth
and Seventh streets, opposite Dank
dee 15 of Washington.
THOMAS K. QUAY,
D street, between Seventh and Eighth streets,
nov 20 Washington, D. C.
AMERICAN AND ENGLISH PICKLES,
OHOW CHOW, . ,
uii'pni ii r v American.
CHOW CHOW, )
IUOCOL1I.LV, I English.
White and Brown ONIONS, J
Worcestershire Sauce, Soyer's Sultana, Read
ing, Harvey, and Anchuvy SAUCES.
For sale by JE 1SE II. WILSON,
327 Pa. ay., betwee.i Sixth and Seventh
nov 26 streets, south side.
DOCTOR JOSEPH T. HOWARD.
OFFICE No. 300 Fifth street, between G and
II streets, and at Sbuman's Drug Store, un
der the Clarendon Hotel. dec 4 bra
HAMS I HAMS 1 1
I HAVE In store Maryland New HAMS, sugar
l cured, prepared f r family use.
JESSE B. WILSON,
327 Pa. av., between Sixth and Seventh
nov 26. streets, south side.
LOT FOIl SALE. Lot Five, in Square 1032,
containing about 1J,000 square tcet. Price,
three cents per foot. Apply at this office.
A REDUCED TARIFF OF PRICES FOR AR
ticles adapted for Christmas and New Year
presents. Shawls, Cloaks, Silk llobes, Velvet
Cloaks, Silk Dresses, an I 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
the whole of which has been reduced to the pres
ent depressed value. V
Carpets, Oil-Cloths, Curtains, Rugs, ic, up
Blankets, Comforts, House Linens, Ac, base
ment and the vaults.
Strangers, sojourners, and citizens, will Inspect
our stock at their pleasure an examination im
plies no obligation to purchase.
I'KltltY k BROTHER,
Penn. avenue and Ninth streets,
dec 19 lOtdif Perry Building.
By the Day, Week, or Month, tcith or.withaut
MRS. M. A. MILLS, having taken and fitted
up, in handsome style, that large and
pleasant house, No. 504 Pennsylvania avenue,
third door east ot Third Btrcct, between the St.
Charles Hotel and Adams's Express Office, near
the Capitol and railroad depot, is now prepared
to accommodate Transient or Permanent Guests
with pleasant rooms, with or without Board,
THE ROYAL TURKISH TOWELS.
Bathing Sponges, Velvet Sponges, Bath
Brown Windsor Soap, Honey Soaps.
Lubin's Soaps and Extracts.
Genuine German Cologne, all sizes, wick
ers and plain bottles.
Bazln's Soaps and Extracts.
Phalon's Soaps and Extracts.
Pomades of all kinds.
Hair Tonics, Ac.
With a full assortment of new Perfumery.
Hair Brushes, Combs, Tooth Brushes.
Fresh Medicines, Pure Chemicals, Ac.
Just received at OILMAN'S
New Drug Store, 350 Penn. Av.
Congress, Empire, Saratoga, Bedford, Blue
Lick, and White Sulphur Waters, always on
hand, as above. dec 3
For Holiday Presents at the Proper
SILK ROBES IN ALL COMBINATIONS
Rich Dress Silks do.
Medium Dress bilks do.
Low-priced Dress Silks do,
VELVET CLOAKS, MODERN STYLES.
Cloth Cloaks do.
4gJ"The whole of the above reduced in prices
to meet the wants of persons with small purses.
Our stock of all the leading DRY GOOD3
STAPLES for every duy wants was never so
large and cheap.
One price only, marked in plain figures.
Carpets, Curtains, Oil Cloths, Rugs,&c , upper
Comforts, House Linens, Blankets, kc, base
ment and the " vaults."
Strangers and sojourners are Informed that
ours is much tho largest and most comprehen
sive stock In this market, and at prices as least
as favorable to their interests.
PERRY A BROTHER,
Penn. avenue and Ninth st ,
dec 19 lOdif " Perry Building."
Only 15 cents per bottle, at BONTZ k GRIF
FITH'S, No. 3G9 Seventh street, between I and
Warranted the Genuine Spalding Glue.
dec 15 eod lm
Aro. 318 Pennsylvania aienue, bclueen Suth and
Seventh streets, Washington, I), ft,
MANUFACTURER OF GENTLEMEN'S
FASHIONABLE BOOTS & SHOES,
HAS nt all times a sufficient force of the most
experienced hands to make p'omptly to or
der every variety of work in his line. He has on
his shelves a very good supply of work of hi own
make. Also, a general supply of Northern work,
direct from the Manufacturers, as well us from
Auction, and assures the publia that no house
In this oi any other city can supply, WHOLE
SALE or RETAIL, at lower rates. nor 26
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'es, and articles used in the preparation
of Soups, of good quality and at low prices,
DR. W. P. McCONNELL,
SURGEON DENTIST, continues his operations
at his old stand on Pennsylvania avenue,
one door cast of the St. Charles Hotel, where be
will be pleased to have a call from ail persons
desiring anything done In his line of business,
fPHE advertiser respectfully Invites the alien
X. tlon of his friends and the public In general
to his new stock of
Cloths, Cassimcres, and Vesting.
He has always on hand goods suitable for the
season, which be would be pleased to make up
to order on as liberal terms as any other estab
lishment In this city.
E. M. DREW, Agent,
C street, next to Bank of Washington,
D. KOLB'S BALSAmTo LUNrJINVIGORATOR.
A CERTAIN CURE for Coughs, Colds, Affec
tlnns of the Threat And Lungs. A trial
will make every one its frle, d, being agreeable
to take, and certain to cure. ' Pilce B0 cents.
For tale by Messrs. Oilman, Stott, Clark,
Wright, Nairn, Ford, Kidwell,Thompion, Ridge
ly, Moore, Major, Ac. nov 20
GREAT BARGAINS AT THE PEOPLE'S
Aro. 406 Seventh street, near E.
IAM now offering my largo stock of Clothing,
Furnishing Goods, Hats, and Caps, at re
markably low prices, In order to decrease my
N. B. All persons In want of Clothing and
Furnishing Ooods will find It greatly to their
advantage to give me a call, as I am determined
to sell lower than any other house In town.
Don't forget the name and number.
J. II. SMITH, Clothier,
dec 7 lm 400 Seventh st , op. Post Office
NEW MESS MACKEREL, kc, kc.
5 Barrels New No. 1 Mess Mackerel.
20 barrels Large New No. 1 Mackerel.
100 Halves, Quarters, and Eighths Barrels New
Mess und No. 1 Mackerel.
5,000 pounds Large Fat Codfish.
6 tierces No 1 Salmon.
25 kits No. 1 Silraon.
50 roses Scaled Herrings.
200 barrels No 1 .-1. John's Alewlves.
200 barrels No 1 Oibbed Herring.
For sale by E. E. WHITE k CO.,
No. 63 Lou slana avenue, bet. Sixth
and Seventh streets, opposite Bank
dec 15 of Washington.
391 Venn, av., between Four-
ilinf it. hilt mtil V.'i7 eta
i (south ilJc,)
Importer and wholesale dealer In
WINE, BRANDY, GIN, CORDIAL, Ac
DRUGGISTS, Grocers, and Liquor Dealers,
will find it to their advantage to give me a
call. I will ecll the goods direct from tho Custom-House
at New .York prices.
Old Cincinnati Rye Whisky always on hand,
with a choice assortment of Wines, Brandies,
Gins, Cordials Ac. dec 3 3m
N O T I C El jVj
WISH nil gentlemen to bear' K
In mind that the plan willed 1
looted, six years ago, of selling
HA'lo and BOOTS at creatly reduced prices, for
cash, is in successful operation. Just received,
a full Bupply of the latest New York styles of
DRESS HATS. The very finest Hat at $J.50 ;
a first-rate Hat, $3 ; and very good, fashionable
Hat, $ i 50. All of the latest st les of soft HATS
and CAPS, at the very lowest prices. I am
constantly supplied with a very la-ge stock of
those fine DRESS BOOTS, at $3.75 which 1
have been selling for many years as well as
the very best quality of Patent Leather GAIT
ERS, at $3 50. Fine French Calfskin Oaiters,
from $2 to $2 50.
Terms cash. No extra charge in order to off
set bad debts. ANTHONY, Agent for the Manu
facturers, Seventh street, second Hat Store from
the corner, opposite Avenue House, No. 510.
Encourage Home Production.
LAMPBLACK of all qualities, and packed In
all of ths difierent styles known to the trade.
ROOFING PITCH & ROOFING FELT,
FOR GRAVEL ROOFS,
And also used for slate and tin roofs. Manufac
tured and for sale by
II. O. WILSON k CO.,
Tnentv-second street and Chespeake and
Ulilo Uanal. Ullico adjoining uanK 01
8HAKTS BREECII-LOADINO REPEATER I
WE have sold many dozens of the above
arm, and find they give satisfaction.
They weigh only eight and a half ounces, and
are warranted, at
nov 26 Sales Room, Brown's Hotel.
G. W. DUTTON,
BUTCHER AND VICTUALLER,
I' street, (north side,) near Eleventh.
aHE subscriber has opened a regular Family
. Market on F etreet, near Eleventh street,
where he fs prepared to furnish Meats of all kinds,
Vegetables, Oysters, ButterKygs, and every de
scription of Family Provisions, for family use,
and respectfully solicits a share of the public
He still continues to carry on the Butchering
business, nt his stands, No. 7 In the Centre
Market, and No. 46 In the Northern Liberties
Market, where he will always be found on
market davs, ready to supply his customers with
nov 26 G. W. DUTTON.
EDMUND F. BROWN,
Kolary Public, Commissionei of tlie Com I of
utaims anajor tne mate o uauorma, ana
Attorney for business in the scleral Depart
IS prepared to take Depositions for the Court
of Claims, and the Courts in the several States
and Territories ; and also to act as Counsellor
and Attorney for business before the different
Departments of Government.
Deeds, Wills, and other Writings, prepared,
and Acknowledgments taken.
Office, 102 F street, next to Seventh street, op
posite the Post Olhce aud Patent Office,
dec 1 2aw3m
New No. 1 Mess Mackerel
For sale low by
BROWNING k KEATING,
353 Penn. avenue, near Sixth street.
The copartnership heretofore existing between
John Wiley aud T. P. Brown, In the Drug busi
ness, was by mutual consent dissolved on the
fifteenth day of December. The business will
be continued at the new stand, corner of Third
etreet and Pennsylvania avenue, by the remain
ing partner, John Wiley. deo 25
TO HOUSEKEEPERS OF WASHINGTON,
GEORGETOWN, AND VICINITY.
WE Invite the attention of housekeepers to
our very large and beautiful stock of
China, Glass, and Earthen Ware,
Which is now rendered complete In every depart
ment by-our recent Importations.
We deem It nnnecestarr to enumerate articles,
as we have everything that Is usually kept In
the China business, from rich decorated French
China Dinner and Tea Sets, to the ordinary
Earthen Ware; and, as we import the majority of
our goods, we are prepared to furnish the best
qualii, either to the wholesale or retail trade,
as low as any of the Importing houses of Balti
more. English and American Cutlery of superior
Also, Horn, Buck, and Cocoa-handled Cutlery,
from the same factories.
Silver-plated Ware on fine Albata, warranted.
A large stock of Coal Oil Lamps, numerous
Parlor Lamp-shades and Chimneys.
Cut Glass Globes.
Hyacinth Glasses, Fancy Articles, Toys, Ac.
O. S. FOWLER k CO.,
dec 4-eo G04 Odd Fellows' Hall, 7th street.
Tine Family Groceries, Teas, &c.
Ray's, Welch's, and Bond's Family Flour.
New Virginia and Pennsylvania Buckwheat.
Fresh Corn Meal.
Choice Goshen Butter.
Prime Leaf Lard.
Choice Green and Black Teas.
New Sugar-cured Family Hams.
Just received and for sale low by
BROWNING k KHATING,
353 Penn. avenue, near Sixth street.
G. W. GOODALL,
Plumber and Gas and Steam Fitter,
504 Seventh etreet, near Canal Bndge, Washington.
ALL orders executed at the shortest notice, In
the most substantial manner, and on tea
Personal attention given to every department
of the business. nov 26
LADD, WEBSTER, & Co.'s
Are preferred above all others.
LADD, WEBSTER, k Co.'s
Are preferred above all others.
LADD, WEBSTER, k Co 's
Are preferred above all others.
tg For reasons why, see advertisement In
AT JANNEY'S, 348 Pennsylvania avenue.
Young Ladies in attendance.
IAM receiving a lolofGreen and Black TEAS,
among which are soruo of as fine grades as
can be had, to which 1 invite the attention of all
lovers of choice Green and Black I eas.
JESSE 1). WILSON,
327 Pa av., between Sixth and Seventh
nov 26 streets, BoutU side.
BOOT AND SHOE MANUFACTORY.
rpHE subscriber has the pleasure of Informing
X. his friends and former customers that be is
engaged in the Boot and Shoe manufacturing
business, with an entire new stock, such as
Melles' French Shoes, Gaiters, Slippers, Pumps,
Ac, with a superior stock of Lcuioines' Trench
Calf-skins, and all other materials for tho manu
facture of Gentlemen's jlne Boots and Shoes, pur
chased for Cash, and will bu made up by the
beBt workmen, and sold at the Lowest Cash
Prices, for Cash only.
To my former patrons, It is useless to say any
thing of my qualifications for the business I hare
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. Give
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 havo no Interest in, or connection with,
any other store than the one 1 am in, No. 504
Pennsylvania avenue. J. M.
FURNISHED ROOMS to let, with or without
board. Terms moderate. Apply atNo. 406
Eighth street, between G and II streets,
dec 20 lm
A FINE PARLOR, ou the first floor, and three
Chambers on the floor above, at No. 276
Pennsylvania avenue, two doors eatt of " Kirk
wood House." dec 1 tf
Massachusetts Clear Mess Pork
For sale low by
BROWNING k KEATING,
353 Penn. avenue, near Slith street.
GOSHEN BUTTER A.SD CHEESE.
I WILL hare in store In a day or two Choice
GOSHEN BUl'TER and CHEESE, ef as fine
quality as can be had, to which I invite the at
tention ot purchasers.
JESSE B. WILSON,
327 Pa. av., between Sixth and Seventh
nov 26 streets, south side.
JOSEPH aERHARDT'S, Gcrmanla Hotel and
Restaurant, No. 346 O street, botween Four-and-a-half
and Sixth streets.
Refresbmeuts ot all kinds. Also, the finest
Oysters, 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
XX street, between Twelfth and
streets, containing seven rooms. Possession
given immediately. Apply at this office,
Wines, Brandies, &c.
Choice Old Madeira, Duff Gordon Sherry,
Old LD Port, Fine Table Madeira,
OldCarasquedo Sheny, Superior Brandies,
Fine Old India Madeira, (a very superior article,
not usually found in this market.)
Congress Wnter. For Bale low by
BROWNING k KEATING,
35J Penn. avenue, near Sixth street.
HALL JL WHITE,
STEAM ENGINE BUILDERS,
IRON RAILING MANUFACTURERS,
No. 23 Maine avenue, between Tour-and-a-half
and Sixth streets, Washington, D. C. 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, D. O.
nov 28 tt
Latest by Telegraph.
SOUTH CAROLINA CONVF5TION.
Charleston, Dee. 28. The injunctions of se
crecy having been removed from the proceed
ings of yesterday, the following is the ordi
nance which was passed in secret session :
An ordinance to amend the Constitution of
South Carolina in respect to the Executive De
partment! 1st. That the Governor shall havo full pow
ers to receive ambassadors, ministese, consuls,
and agents of foreign Powers j to appoint such
agents, who shall he paid from the contingent
fund ; to conduct negotations with foreign Pow
ers ; to make treaties by and with the advice
and consent of the Senate, two thirds of the
Senators agreeing thereto; to nominate, and by
and with the advice mid consent of th- Senate
to appoint such ambassadors, public ministers,
and consuls, ns the General Assembly shall
previously direct to be appointed ; and also all
oilier officers wIiomj appointment not otherwise
provided for by law, by granting commissions
which shall expire at the end of the next ses
sion of the Senate ; to convene the Senate
whenever necessary; provided, nevertheless,
that during the existence of this Convention,
all treaties and directions for the appointment
of ambassadors, ministers, and consuls, be sub
ject to the advice and consent of the Conven
tion. 2d. That the Governor immediately appoint
four persons, with the advice and consent of
the Convent oi, who, with the Lieut. Govern
or, shall form a council, to be called the Ex
ecutive Council, whose duty it shall be to ad
vise with him ; to fill vacancies, during the re
cess of the Senate, in all the offices where ho
has the power to nominate.
Iu secret session of the Convention yester
day, Mr. Memminger reported n resolution
defining the right of citizenship in South Caro
lina. It includes all free white persons who
were within the limits of the State at tho date
of her secession, whether native-born or natu
ralized, and all born outside of the State whose
fathers were then citizens thereof ; also, all per
sons from any one of tho United States, who
shall, within twelve months from the time of
secession, come unto the State with the inten
tion of becoming permanent residents, they
taking an oath of allegiance ; also, those who
shall come into the elate after the expiration
nf twelve months from tho date of secession,
and resulo therein seven months, with the in
tention of remaining, and taking the oath of
allegiance ; and, lastly, all free whites who
sbull enter the military, naval, or civil service,
after oath of allegiance.
Charleston, Dec. 28, 3 P. M. Cnpt. Hum
plirey, the military storekeeper, is still in pos
session of the U. r3. Arsenal h'-re.
Castle Pinckney and Fort Moultrio were oc
enpud by the State troops, under the instruc
tions of Gov. Pickens, and to keep peaccablo
possession of them foj the purpose of protect
ing thu Government property. There were on
ly about twelve men in these forts,wbo peacea
bly surrendered.. There was no collision, and
none was anticipated when the troops Isrft this
city to garrison these forts.
Ihu excitement is now subsiding in this city.
The details of this movement will be found in
the Courier of this date.
The Overt Act Committed.
Charleston, Dec. 2B. The Palmetto flag was
raised yesterday aftcrnnoon over tho custom
house and post office at 6 P. M. About the
same hour, the Palmetto flag floated ont to the
breeze at Castle Pinckney, and a large military
toice went over last mgbt to tort Moultrie.
Tho ball has opened at last.
From Denver City.
Fo t Kutme , Dec. 26. The central overland
and Pike's Peak express coach passed here at
2.30 yesterday afternoon, with $3,000 in gold
dust and six passengers.
Patrick Waters was hung at Denver Cily, on
the 21st instant. When on the gallows, he con
fessed to the murder of Freeman.
A discovery for making gold has been made
by a man in tho gold digging district, nt Pike's
Peak. It is still a secret. He took a tanfull
of tailings from ono of tho quartz mills, sup
posed to contain little or no gold, and by sub
jecting it to the process three several times, he
obtained 'J, $7, nud $2.70 worth of, gold, re
spectively. Cheering reporta are received from the San
Juan country. A vast extent of rich placer dig
gings are said to exist in that regiou, besides
hue agricultural vallejs.
Reception to Senator Baker,
Siiuufeld, 111., Dec. 27. Senator Baker
wns publicly received by his friends this after
noon at the court house. The hull was densely
crowded. In an address, occupying three
quarters of an hour in delivery, he expressed
the earnest devotion of himself and constituents
to the Union ; scouted the idea of an independ
ent Pacific Republic ; and declared emphati
cally that the Union should and would be pre
served, und tho Federal laws executed, both
North and South. His remarks were warmly
StatelConvcntion Called in Illinois.
Springfield, III., Dec. 27. The Democratic
State Committee of Illinois havo called a State
Convention, to be held in this city on the ICth
of January, to confer as to the existing national
crisis, and adopt a line of policy relative thereto.
Affairs in North Carolina.
J'alci(fi, Dec. '23. All is quiet here, and
times are dull. Tho members of the Legisla
ture are nearly all at home. Public meetings
are being held iu v arious counties. The Union
sentiment is prevalent here, but all hope is
well nigh gone.
Lmtunlle, Dec. 28. Tho Governor of Ken
tucky has called an extra session of the Legis
lature, to couvene on the 17th of January.
Convention Election in Florida.
Jacksonville Dec. 28. Uy the recent elec
tion, four filhs of the Convention will go for
Kern York, Dec. 28. -Stocks are lower, but
firmer at n decline. Chicago and Rock iBland,
o7j. Illinois Central, shares, 69; bonds, 90.
Michigan Southern, 32. N. Y. Central, 751.
Pennsylvania Coal Company, 7C. Hudson
River R. R , 43. Cantons, 14. Missouri 6's, 69.
New York Matkets.
Kew Yoik, Dec. 28. Cotton firm. Sales of
2,500 bales. Flour 5 10 cents higher,
closing firm. Sales of 19,000 bbls. State.6
10 cents higher, nt $5.15 $5.25. Ohio J5.00
($ $3 70. Southern $5.30 (a) $5.45. Wheat
opened firm, but closed less firm. Sales of
57,000 bushels Western red, $1.35. Corn firm.
Sules of 98,000 bushels. Mixed 69 70 cents.
Pork firm. Mess $15.75 (A $16.25. Prime
$10.50 (J $12.50. Lard dull Whisky quiet at
181 cents. Sugar steady. Orleans, 6J 6
cents. Naval Stores fim.
Hon. William L. Goggin, of Virginia, is oat
in a letter, iu which he denounces secession in
the strongest possible terms.