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ttf Our publication office In on Seventh
street, adjoining Adamsou'a Periodical Depot,
and opposite the General Poet Oflice.
NATIONAL -BErUBLICAN.
Saturday, April 13, 1861.
FORT SCMTER ATTACKED BY THE
REBELS.
By reference to our telegraphic columns it
will be seen that the rebels at Charleston have
commenced war against the Federal Govern
ment j having fired the first gun, upon their
heads must rest the responsibility.
The dispatches being from rebel sources
should be received with many .rnins of allow
ance. Tni Tbkiscbv Notes. The N. Y. Herald,
In its money article of yesterdny, takes the
twocontradictory grounds, that Mr. Chase mado
enemies of nine tenths of the Wall stieet cap
italists, by rejecting' all bids under 94 for the
stock loau, and that on Thursday, these same
capitalists, from a purely disinterested attach
ment to the Government, made up a subscrip
tion for Treasury notes at par.
It is not unnatural that Mr. Chase's success
in disposing of Treasury notes at and above
par, should revive the soieness of those who
did not get stocks at their own prices. Tlio
.event, which proves the wisdom of Mr. Chase's
course, cannot but bo distasteful to them.
As Ikouk Bid. P. P. Pitchlyn, the well
known Indian agent, was n bidder for $250,000
of the Treasury loan, in behalf of the Choctaw
Indians.
jQTTho Republicans of this city aro wait
ing patiently and hopefully for that recognition
from the Administration to which their num
bers and services entitle them.
Commerce. The exports from New York
city, exclusive of specie, for the first quarter
of three successive years, were as follows :
1859 .... 1s,72j,(;I2
1800 .... 20,87,080
1861 .... ;1J,477,742
For the first week in April the exports were
double those of 1859, and nearly double those
of I860. And it Is believed at New York that
this increase of exports, caused mainly by
shipments of breadstuff, will continue through
the summer, as both our supplies and the for
eign demand are indefinitely great.
The imports for the three months, including
specie, are three millions less than last year,
but of goods only, eighteen millions less.
This condition of our foreign trade, although
not yielding large revenues to the Govern
ment, is getting the country into ft sound and
strong condition. An increase in the con
sumption of dutiable goods, and consequently
of national revenue, will come in due time.
Military Commissions. Wo sav a state
ment some time since, that there were appli
cations enough for officers' commissions, mado
to the Mon'goraery Government, to oflicer nn
army of 100,000 men. It is now said that the
applications amount to fifty thousand. The
number is undoubtedly great, and it points to
that very efficient clement in the present dis
turbances, which is found in the vast number
of idle and shiftless young men of the South,
ready for anything which promises excitement,
pay, pluuder, and freo drinks. A very shrewd
English observer has tuid, that in no part of
Europe is the proportion greater than in the
Gulf States, of tlio classes denominated dan
gerous. The proportion is larger in tide-water
Virginia than is safe, and they will become
predominant if revolution is once ullowed to
make head. Forewarned, foicai mcd. If men
in Virginia who have anything to lose, wish to
escape the military license, the forced contri.
butions, the elevation of the dissolute and des
perate, which are now witnessed in Mississippi,
let them nip revolution iu the bud.
No Excitement. The attempt of the se
cession organ here, and of the writers of sen
sation letters from Washington, to represent
this city as in a condition of unparalleled
excitement, is sufficiently amusing to our
citizens.
There is no excitement, as thero is certainly
no occasion for any. The quelling of this
little rebellion on the Gulf, unless it shall un
expectedly assume larger proportions than it
now exhibits, is a mere episode, not involving
half tho expense or difficulty ofMr. Buchanan's
Mormon expedition. A rebellion held at bay
for months by one hundred and fifty men,
seventy in Fort Sumter and eighty in Fort
Pickens, will alarm nobody who is not fright
ened by gasconade.
This affair was substantially ended when
the border slave States, in which the military
power of the South exists, refused to join in it.
TheTivisTkoofs. Thecompanies brought
to New York by tho Coatzacoalcos are assigned
as follows :
" Company I, First Infantry, l'ot Hamilton,
New York hurbor ; Cnpt. Jus. II. King, com
manding. "Companies D and II, Second Cat airy, to
Washington city. Officers I.N. Puluitr, Sec
ond Cavalry, commanding; 1st Lieut. W. 1'.
Chambliss, Second Cat airy.
" Companies B, G, I, and 13, Second Cavalry,
to Carlisle Barracks, l'a. Officers Maj. Geo.
H. Thomas, commanding j Cupts. Geo. Stono
man, Albert G. Brackdt: 1st Lieut. W. II.
Jenifer; 2d Lieut. M. M. Kimmel."
When this steamer left Texas, nbout ono
thousand soldiers remained to bo brought off.
"Among the casualties unending the evac
uation of Texas are the following: On the 18th
of March, 1st Lieut. James B. Withcrell, ot the
Second Cavalry, was drowned by aeiiduntully
falling overboard at the mouth ol tho Itio
Grande. lie was a native of Detroit, and a
son of Judgo Wilbcrcll of that city. On the
3d inst., private Tanney, of Company I, Second
Cavalry, lull overboard, and was drowned."
The reports brought by the Coatzacoalcos, as
given by the New York Tribune, indicate that,
at present, ruffianism is so completely in the
ascendant, in Texas, that it is best to let it run
its court e.
THE PRE3ENT CONDITION OF AF
FAIRS. Those who speculate upon the division of
this Republic iuto two Confederacies, and ex
press tho desire to witnesi the peaceful accom
plishment of suth a result, ale amusing them
selves with an idlo fancy.
If the slave States, assembled for consulta
tion, had determined to propose a separation
from the free States, it would have presented a
case for consideration. But no such consulta
tion has over been had, and for tho reason that
certainly a majority of the slave States have
always been, as' they still arc, opposed to dis
union. Deliberation and decision by the en
tire South have been precisely the things which
tho Gulf politicians have prevented, and for the
best of all reasons, that such deliberation and
decision would have been fatal to their schemes.
They hive precipitated the cotton States into
revolution, and have relied upon the coercion
of circumstances, to drag the border slavo
States after them.
The theoretical possibility of a peaceful di
vision of the Republic, (the consent of all par
lies being, of course, an indispensable condi
tion of such a division,) may be admitted ; but
it has no pertinency to the actual matter with
which the country has now to deal.
A few bold and bad men on the Gulf, taking
advantage of the treacherous complicity of Mr.
Buchanan's Administration, have initiated and
carried on n revolutionary enterprise, equally
fatal to the existence of the National Govern
ment and to tho liberties of tho States in which
they have usurped authority.
A Government which can be ousted of its
jurisdiction in any State, without its own con
sent, is no Government, and the sooner the
farce of maintaining such an institution is
abandoned, the better. The withdrawal of one
State, or of many States, as a matter of mutual
agreement, may be conceived to bo possible,
although it will be time enough to entertain
propositions of that character, when they are
made. But such a disruption as we have wit
nessed on the Gulf, with its attendant circum
stances of seizing forts, arsenals, and mints,
cannot bo tolerated without giving np the Gov
ernment altogether. If such things are per
mitted with impunity to day, they will be re
peated tomoirow, and next day, until no two
States arc left in political connection.
Fortunately, the work of restoring order in
the region of disorder does not appear to threat
en difficulties nt all formidable, in comparison
with the magnitude of the.object to be accom
plished, which is nothing less than the preserva
tion of the very existence of that national Gov
ernment, which is the support and security of
all our political blessings. The revolutionists
confess their own belief, that they are only a
minority in tho communities which they over
awe with the knife, the'pistol, and tho bludgeon
They confess it by refusing to submit their pre
tended acts of secession and of government to
the arbitrament of popular votes. Aud corrob
orating that confession, is a mass of conclusive
testimony, that it washy surprise, by terror, and
by tho complicity of Mr. Buchanan, that the
conspirators were eunbled to seize the little tem
porary power which they hate enjoyed.
Thi3 powi-r, which grew up in a night, will
perish in a day. It has been overrated from
the first. A minority faction in States having
altogether a white population less than that of
Pennsylvania, whatever advantage it may have
obtained by the connivance of the Administra'
tiou which lately afflicted us, will bo easily put
down by tho resources of the strongest Govern
raent iu the world.
MISREPRESENTATIONS OF THE
NORTH.
A Richmond correspondent of the N. Y.
Herald says that one would suppose, from list
cuing to tho speeches in tho Convention now
in session there, that tho entire business of
everybody at tho North, high aud low, rich and
poor, old and young, was to devise ways aud
means of destroying the institution of slavery.
This correspondent holds that this view of the
condition of things at tho North is incorrect
and absurd, but he adds :
" I can well understand how people whose
whole anxiety is bestowed upon one great and
absorbing interest can brine themselves to be
lieve that there is no other or greater object of
interest any whore else tnan tnut ldentmtl one
on which they fix all their thoughts. Hence it
is, thut in all the public speeches made here
the people of the North are represented as one
great political camp, having for its watchword,
' Cutone dihnda est Carthago,' like that one
t'hrnec of Mr. Seward's, 'Slavery must be de
stroyed, and jou and I must do it.' There is
no word disrespectful enough to apply to the
people of tho free States. The phrase most in
vogue hero is, ' The fanatics of the North.'
l ou near Hint rung in endless changes, varied
with the terms, ' Yankees,' ' Yankeedom,'
'Northern hordes,' 'Northern abolitionists,'
Ac. It is n pity that this hostile feeliiiL' should
bo allowed to take such deep root, through the
misrepresentations of people v. ho ought to know
better than to fan the flame of sectional discord
in such a way ; and I think that the Herald
could checkmate all disuuionist politicians in
a tery short time, by convincing the people of
tho South that, aitnougn mere are auontionists
North, just as there uie fire-eating filibusters
south, the masses oi tue people in uoin sec
tions attend quietly to their own business, aud
pay no attention to matters which don't concern
them."
Unluckily, the N. Y. Herald, thus invoked
to disabuse the public mind of the South, is
foremost among the Northern democratic sheets,
which have labored so long and so successfully
to poison it with misrepresentations of the pur
poses of the people of the free States. It is
only sheets of that political complexion which
are allowed to circulate at tho South, and it is
from such sources that the mass of tho citizens
of the South derive their notions of the Repub
lican party. And what mischief is not accom
plished by the Hei aid ami papers of that stamp,
is consummated by politicians such as Caleb
Gushing, who solemnly affirmed, a few months
ago, that tho vast majority of tho men of Mas
sachusetts wero animated by a " hellish hule"
of ever) thing Southern.
But the Northern Democracy, base as they
are, una uit us is tho mischief limy have ac
complishcd by misrepresenting tho aims and
objects of their fellow citizens, are not solely
responsible for the diseased state into which
the Southern mind has been brought. South
ern demagogues have done their best and worst
in the sumo direction, and, so far as we havo
been ablo to discover, the only emulation
among them, for years past, has been to go
farther than their rivals in charging the freo
States with designs equally offensive and ludi-
crous, not stopping short, indeed, of " negro
equality " and " amalgamation."
Recent events should admonish Southern
men of intelligence, who have anything to lose
by civil convulsion, to consider whether it is
safe for them to go on 'in this way. It may
serve a temporary purpose in achieving party
triumphs at the polls, to represent the North as
bent on the extirpation of slavery by all means,
lawful and unlawful. The leaders who affirm
it, know better, but tho masses, to whom it is
affirmed, may, as it now appears, be wrought
up into a condition of exasperation, iu which
they get beyond the control of leaders. There
are thousands of politicians at the South, who
have spent their lives in exciting hatred and
distrust of tho North, who are now repenting,
when it is too late, that the fruit of their teach
ings is just what they ought to have foreseen
it must be.
The present crisis may, and probably will,
terminate without fatal results, but a perma
nent and real peaco between the two sections
will not be restored until the leaders of South
ern opiniou cease to indulge in their miserable
and wanton falsehoods in respect to the pur
poses of the people of the North.
AN AMBIGUOUS ORACLE.
Tho twelfth resolution adopted by the Vir
ginia Convention declares it to be an " inji'j-
pensable condition " of the forbearance of Vir
ginia to go out of the Union, that the United
States shall not " reinforce any of the forts
situated on the main land, or within the har
bors of any of the seceded Slates," or, in other
words, Forls Sumter and Pickens.
This resolution would seem to commit Iho
Convention to revolution, it being quite certain
that tho Government here will not practice the
forbearance declared to be " indispensable."
But, hating passed this resolution, numbered
twelve, tho Convention proceeded to pass an
other, numbered thirteen, and which is in the
following words :
" Jlesohed, That, in the opinion of this Con
vention, the people of Virginia would regard
any action of tho Federal Government, or of
vie Lonjtdeiale mates, tending to produce a
c6llision of forces, pending the efforts to effect
an adjustment of existing difficulties, as un
wise and injurious to the interests of both, and
they would regard any such action on the part
of either as leaving them free to determine
their own future policy."
This would seem to leave to Virginia a large
and very desirable liberty of action. It is, at
any rate, a great improvement upon resolution
numbered twelve, which was only directed
against measures of the United States deemed
objectionable, whereas this one is directed
against measures " tending to produce a col
lision," of the Confederate States, (so called,)
as well as of tho United States. We may bo
permitted to infer from this, that as Jeff. Davis
is concentrating five thousand men at Pensa
cola, and as tho danger, not great, to be sure,
but whatever it is, of a collision there, arises
from the possibility that he may direct an at
tack upon Fort Pickens, it is Jeff. Davis, and
not Mr. Lincoln, who will be held responsible
by Virginia fur the consequences. If this is
not what the Convention intend, it is certainly
tho view which will be taken by that large ma
jority of the people of Virginia, who can seo
that it is those who attack forts, and not those
who defend them, who make war.
Watch Them I Tho Slates and Union, the
organ of tho secessionists here, in its yester
day's issue, after giving a list of tho vessels
at tho Norfolk navy yard, from tho Norfolk Ar
gus, says :
" This we clip from tho Argus, merely with
a view of sot ing that, in the event that Virginia
secedes, a thousand men might be put at work
in the navy yard, and a formidable navy rigged
up in less than no time."
Those conspirators must be watched at Nor
folk, aud, indeed, everywhere.
3S The Baltimore Sun of yesterday states
that Mr. Pryor, of Virginia, has gone to Charles
ton to offer his services to the rebels, and, ac
cording to a telegraphic report from Charles
ton, has received an appointment in the staff
of General Beauregard, already pretty well
crowded with the dignataries of secession.
ArPOINTMEXTS BY THE PRESIDENT. The
President yesterday mado tho following ap
pointments :
John S. Keyes, U. S. marshal for the district
of Massachusetts.
C. C. P. Baldwin, U. S. marshal for the dis
trict of Vermont.
Jnmes C. Aiken, U. S. marshal for tho dis
trict of Delaware.
Richard II. Dana, attorney for lhe district of
Massachusetts.
George Howe, attorney for the district of
Vermont.
Edward G. Bradford, attorney for the district
of Delaware.
Eugene L. Norton, navy agent at Boston,
Mass.
Charles A. Phelps, surveyor at Boston, Mass.
John A. Goodwin, postmaster at Lowell,
Mass.
George S. Gideon, Wm. II. Edes, and R. B.
Clark, inspectors of the District of Columbia
Penitentiary.
DEPARTMENTAL.
Api'OINtfd. W. W. Dnnenhowor, of HI.,
has been appointed a third-class ($1,000) ckrk
In tho Fourth Auditor's office, in pmco of IIo
bart Berrien.
Ilmot En. James S. French, of Va., an ex
aminer in tlm Patent Olhce, has been removed.
(Salary, $2,500 per annum.)
Resigned. D. A. Carter, of Va , a first class
($1,2001 cleik in tho Sixth Auditor's oflice, has
resigucu.
Postmabtei! ArroiNTEn. Harmon Bennett
has been appointed postmaster at Norwich,
N. Y.
US' The committee sent by the Virginia
Convention had an interview with tho Presi
dent at three o'clock yesterday afternoon. The
iutervicw was a short one.
GEN. JACKSON AND THE UNION.
A correspondent, after exposing somo gar
bling, by the Baltimore Sun, of Gen. Jaikson'a
Fare ell Address, says :
" Evcrywhcro throughout this noblo passage
of his Farewell Address, Jackson earnestly and
eloquently urges upon his countrymen tho
transcendent importance and necessity that 'at
every hazard, and by every sacrifice, this Union
must be prescned I ' In the paragraph next
preceding the ono garbled by the Sun, he
sternly declares that, ' in order to maintain the
Union unimpaired, it is absolutely 7ieccssary
that the laws parsed by tho constituted authori
ties should be faithfully executed in every part
oj the country, and that all good citizens should
at all times'sland icady to put down Kith the
combined force of the nation, every attempt at
unlawfnl resistance, under whatever pretext it
may be made, or whatever shape it may assume!
' It is impossible that any Govern
ment can continue to exist upon any other
principles. It would cease to be tv Government,
and be unworthy of the name, if it had not the
power to enforce the execution of its own laws
within its own sphere of action I ' Through
out, it is the treasonable doctrines and course of
the Sun, and of the confederates, and not those
of the friends of the Union, that Jackson ar
raigns, condemns, and anathematizes. Every pa
triotic heart, therefore, whether of the North or
the South, or Republican or Democrat, will
forever recur to the teachings and example of
Jackson the 'iron man of '33' for support
in its maintenance of 'the Union, and of tho
Constitution, and in the enforcement of the
Laws.'
"True to the allegiance of his birth, and
loyal to his oath, having by his promptitude
and- energy suppressed nullification in 1833,
Jnckson cautioned the country that treason,
though silenced, was not dead ; that tho rev
enue laws, then the alleged cause, was only the
pretext ; and thattho negro question would be
the next through which the traitors would seek
to accomplish the ruiu they had so much at
heart. Again, in his ' Farewell Address,' ho
indignantly rebukes these efforts: 'We be
hold systematic efforts, publicly made, to sow
the seeds of discord between different parts of
the United States, and to place party divisions
directly upon geographical distinctions; to ex
cite the South against tho North, and the
North against the South, and to force into this
controversy tho most delicate and exciting
topics, upon which it is impossiblo that a large
portion of the Union can ever speak without
strong emotions. Appeals, too, are constantly
made to sectional interests, in order to influ
ence the election of the Chief Magistrate, as if
if were desired that he should favor a varlicu-
lar quarter of the country, instead of fulfilling
the duties of his station with impartial justice
to all 1 ' But he conjures us not to ' delude,'
ourselves ' with the belief that a breach once
made may be afterwards repaired,' nor to ' de
ceive' ourselves ' with the hope that the first
line of separation would be the permanent
oTe.' ' The first line of separation would not
last for a single generation ; new fragments
would be torn off, new leaders would spring up ;
and this great and glorious Republic would soon
be broken into a multitude of petty States, with
out commerce, without credit; jealous of one
another; armed for mutual aggressions; loaded
with taxes to pay armies and leaders ; seeking
aid against each other from foreign Powers;
insulted and trampled upon by tho nations of
Europe, until, harassed with conflicts, and hum
bled and debased iu spirit, they would be ready
to submit to tho absolute dominion of any mil
itary adventurer, and surrender their liberty for
tho sake of repose I '
" This is ' the voice of a patriot,' and, to bor
row tho language of tho Sun, ' theso words
ought to be inscribed in letters of gold, and
everywhere distributed 1 ' They aro the solemn
testament of a ' venerable ' and veteran patriot
and Southern man a South Carolinian aged
and gray, and ' scarred and battle-worn in the
scrvico of his country' that disunion, tho
cause of the Sun and of tho confederates, will
only bring death, and ruin, and degradation
ignominious death alike, to freedom here und
throughout the world, and ruin, irretrievablo
ruin and degradation, to that country which ho
eloquently exhorts every true American breast
to love and honor to that Union by which ho
earnestly conjures every patriotic heart to stand
aud die I W. E. N.
"Washington, April 10, 1801."
INDIAN CONCERT.
To suit the convenience of Children and
others, a Concert will be given in the Old Trinity
Church, on Saturday afternoon, April 13. Songs
byLarooqua, music by Red Feather, interspersed
with remarks on Indian life and customs by
Father Beeson.
Tickets 25 cents; to be had at the music
stores. Children 10 cents, (to bo paid at the
door,) if accompanied by parents and teachers.
Djori open at three o'clock; commence at half
past three. apr 13
UNITARIAN CHURCH.
Rev. Mr. Cutler will preach to-morrow In tho
Unitarian Church, corner of D and Sixth streets,
Services commenco at eleven o'clock, A. M.
apr 13 It
J82y Rev. Mason Noblo's second discourse, de
scribing his late visit to the City of Jerusalem,
(postponed on account of tho storm,) will be de
livered la tho Presbylcilan Church on Sixth
street, near Maryland avenue, on Sabbath after
noon, the 11th Instant, at four o'clock.
apr 13
UNIVERSALISM.
lila'phtmy Scarcely Saved Eternal Damnation.
Theophllus Fisko will preach at the Old Trin
ity Church, on Sunday evening, at a quarter be
fore eight, from Matthew, xii, 31, 32: "It shall
not be forglvcnhim, noither In this world, neither
in the world to come ; " Mark, ill, 28, 20 - " Hath
never forgiveness, but is In danger ol eternal
damnation." Also, from I Peter, iv, 18 : " And
If the righteous scarcely be Baved, where shall
the ungodly and tho sinner appear?" Seats
free. apr 12 2t
ATTENTION, COMPANY A, UNION
REGIMENT.
Only one hundred of the company having en
listed, the remaining forty will assemble at Tem
perance Hall, on Saturday, the 13tlf Instant, at
12 o'clock, M., for the purpose of being mus
tered into the service, or they will bo cipelled,
and their names stricken from the roll of tho
company, and their places supplied by true men.
By order of EDWARD 0. OARRINCJTON,
apr 12 2t Captain Commanding.
STOP AT THR right place, and buy your
Clothing, Furnishing Goods, Hats, and Caps,
at No. 460 Seventh street, Opposite the Post
Office. feb 28 Cm
NEWS ITEMS.
A giddy girl has reaped the fruits of her fol
ly at Albany. In May last, she met Peter
Ward in the street, aud at once agreed to go
and huve refreshments; he at once proposed
marriage, which she promptly accepted; he
brought her on to this city, and abandoned her;
and now she has had him arrested, claiming
$1,000 damages for breach of promise of mar
riage. A fire broke out in o smoke house near St.
Mary's, Mo , on Tuesday night, next to which
was u bed-room occupied by Jemmie, an old
negro; the wholo was burnt down, and the
charred remains of the poor old man were found
in the ruins.
William Smith O'Brien has settled down in
bis pretty county (eat at Cahcrmoyle. His in
como from landed property amounts to $45,000
annually.
The small-pox is raging in the vicinity of
Greencastlc, Ky.
There are six counties called Lincoln in the
United States, of which five are in the South
ern States.
There aro 5,698 boats belonging to the Erie
cannl, of which 1,440 are of greater tonnage
than the vessel in which Columbus discovered
America.
Mrs. Frederick Shultz committed suicide in
New York the other evening, while insane.
A home for inebriates, which recently went
into operation iu California, has been attended
with the best resulis.
Miss Emma Hardinge is lecturing at Boston,
in behalf of outcast and homeless females, for
whom she is endeavoring to procure the erec
tion of a home. She has thus far received
much substantial encouragement in her hu
mane enterprise.
Hon. Alexander R. Botelcr, of the 8th Con
gressional district, Va., has consented to ran as
an Independent Union candidate at the ensu
ing election, which takes place next month.
The Blue Ridge Republican, spoaking of the
storm of Monday and Tuesday, aayss "The
runs were flashed to rivers, and the riven to
small inland seas. ' Mountain Run ' rose to an
unprccedent height, flooding all the meadow
land on its borders, washing away fences, and
stirring up things generally. But as far as our
information extends, no very material damage
has been done. The toll-house on the Eldora
do turnpike was surrounded by water, and
Mr. Shelf, who keep the gate, was water-bound
for two days, the flood roaring and surging
around his irail dwelling in a fearful manner.
It is said that active operations will bo begun
in the coal fields of McKean county, Pa., du
ring the coming summer, by an associated
company, who intend to make Erie the depot,
by shinpingfrom the mines over the Philadelphia
and Krio railroad. It is proposed, if the rail
road is not completed beyond Warren in time,
to lay down an independent track, to meet the
immediate wants of the business, and thus over
come the only remaining obstacle in the way
of the enterprise.
A serious accident transpired at the well of
lion. Aruoiu riumer, on tne uiap larm, near
the mouth of Oil creek, Pa., on Tuesday last.
A heavy vein of oil and gas was tapped, and
both were pumped to the surface with great
force. The gas was ignited in some way, and
the oil catching almost immediately, the place
was soon iu a sheet of flame. Two men, whose
names we could not learn, were seriously burned,
one of them shockiugly. The engine-house,
derrick, &c, were entirely consumed, and a
large quantity of oil lost. The engine was
saved.
A foolish young man, L. A. Le Blanc, hold
ing a resectable situation at the R. R. depot,
ijulourc-uc-, La., played a game ot DUliaras tor
money, with a rowdy bar keeper, Ulysse Pon
jolle, on Saturday ; the deposits wero put in a
pocket of tho table, and disappeared, when Le
Blanc, the winner, went to take the caso; a
fight with pistols ensued, and Ponjolle was
killed. In his pockets were found the stolen
notes. Le Blanc was at once acquitted.
On tho 2d instant, Mrs. Nancy Trail, a vener
able matron, aged 83 years, was killed by fall
ing from a temporary bridge over Bennett's
creek, Frederick, Md. Sho was crossing the
bridge iu company with her son, and when near
ly over, fell, with her head in the water.
Baltimore is not satisfied with the United
States census of that city, aud an ordinance
has been introduced into the Councils to take one
under the direction of the board of police of
that city. Tho ordinance will probably be
adopted.
The crops in Georgia have not been injured
by the recent frosts. Corn is already growing
vigorously in many parts. Early fruit was in
some cases injured.
N. I. McCIellan, a tax collector in Louisville,
(Ky.,) has recently absconded, being a default
er to the amount of about fifty thousand dol
lars. It is supposed that the ferocious " tiger "
has swallowed up a large portion of the stolen
funds.
On a certain portion of the Illinois prairies,
corn is being used as fuel instead of coal, and
is found an excellent substitute. In the dis
trict referred to, corn is 13 cents per bushel,
while coal is 12 cents to 17 cents. Not only is
the difference in price in favor of the corn, lint
a bushel of it give more heat than a bushel of
coal.
An Abviy op Officeiis. Tho Montgomery
Confederation says that there are at the pres
ent timo on file at the War Department fifty
thousand applications for positions in the army
of the Confederate States.
The secessionists of Tennessee will hold a
State Convention nt Nashville on the 11th of
May, to nominate a candidate for Governor.
The peA crop of Pennsylvania promises to
bean auun'ant one this season.
In chufting a stove door, alittle girl's clothes
took faro at Keosangue, Iowa, on Saturday, and
she was burned to n crisp.
FOR SALE,
APAIfl of Black, Thoroughbred, Foar-year-oM
MARKS, sound and kind, work single
or double, and good under the saddle. Can be
seen at the subscriber's stables, at Union Hotel,
Georgetown, D. O. UlRAM WRIGHT,
apr 2
SPRING OPENING.
ON THURSDAY APRIL Uh
MISS THOMPSON will introduce our New
Sly.CB of
SPRING AND SUMMER MILLINERY.
As thero are many strangers In our city, we
would trtko occasion to say, for their Information,
that Miss Thompson was awarded the highest
premium lor Bonnets at the Fair of the Mechan
IcV Metropolitan Association, held at the Smith
sonian Institution.
HUTQHIN80N k MUNRO,
310 Pennsylvania avenuis, between
apr 11 3t Ninth and Tenth streets.
PIANO TUNING FOR ONE DOLLAR.
By Amandus Letnk.
Late of W. t7. Metzerott'i Mutic Store.
Attention will be given to all orders which
may be left at this office, mar 14 lm
Clothing; and Clothing Materials.
Navt Dumrtmcvt,
CcHiiu or I'somjionu ad Curmna,
Jttil 4. 1881.
s
LTAll UK I POrO?,U-?,eip 1 nnd endorsed 1 1 uposals
to fer Navy l thing und Clothing MuUrla b ' will bo re
ceived at this tffico until II n'ctinlc A. 11. (Jti tho Vi!i day of
nay next, ior turnisniug onium-vering (ou recemng sixty ,.
days' uotiie) attach or either or tho na,y yards at Lutiles
lown, MaMuclu.sUH ; Brooklyn, X.w York ; or Uosport,
Virginia, tlio quantities below mentioned of any of ull of tho
following clusses of articles of imy clothing and Uolhfug
material!, end such furtlior quantities ol tbe satno as may
be ordered by tbc Chief or linn bureau, or by thecornmand
aula or tho said navy jards, rcspictiroly, during: tho fiscal
year commencing pu the 1st duy or July next, and ending
on tho 80th day of June, 1862, viz :
CTA93 1,-Ctoth Clothing
BIuo cloth Irowsers. ...,,,. , .,1,000
Blue satinet trowsers 3,000
Gun 2.Svmttis CklMng,
Woe fell pea JickcU 1.0CO
Blue felt caps, ,.... M, ..,,, ,,.t,..i,4JO0O
Cuss ,3 Flannel Closing
nias fiaoael OTurthirU , 8,000
Blue flanoel unduraliirU ,,t..,, ... 8,000
Blue Humel dra we, a , , , , , , 3,000 "
Cuss i.Lintn Clothing
Cam m duel: trowsers 3,000
Bamsley sheeting frocks Mi, ,.., ,.3,000
Cuss 6 UU Satinet
Bluo satinet yards, 10,000
Cuss 0 lilue rtannel.
Blue flannel , ,..yardi, 80,000
Cuss 7. Sheeting, Zfucl, and tfankin,
Barnsloy sheeting,., yarda, 10,000
Canvas di.cfc , yards, 10,000
Bluetutukm 'rdi, 10,000 .
Cuuh 8 Sitwi.
Calf skin laced shoos , , pairs, 4,000
Klp-aktn shoes , juha, 4,000
CU9 SocJa,
Woollen socks ; pairs, 8,000
Cum 10 MaUraitx.
UaUresscs, (with 2 covets for oach) it 2,000
Cusi 11 Blanket.
Blankets 3,000
Cuss 12 HandkertMcfi
Black silk handkerchiefs 6,000
Offers may bo made for one or more classes, at tho option
or tho bidder; but all the articles embraced In a class
must be bid fur.
Each class will bo considered by Itself, and the contract
for that class will be awarded to the bidder whoso propo
sals for the articles comprised In the class are lowest In tho
aggrcgato. "
lhe seamless clothing shall be of felt cloth, dyed pure In
digo blue, mado of good wool only, and shall coo form In
the sixes, color, grade ol wool, and in all other respects, to
tho aamplca depuallcd at the navy yards
The cloth for blue cloth trousers shall be i Willed, all
wool, and pure indigo blue, wool dyed. It shall bare a list
on each edgo. composed of 24 white threads, or all wool.
All pieces under IT); ounces por yard will be rejected;
and each bale of about 300 ards must averago 18 ounces
per yard.
The satinet must be 27 Inches wide inside of list, with a
heading to consist of not less than twelve white woollca
OK ounces per yard, to contain in oach piece about 28
yards ; tho warp must bo cotton, pure indigo blue, yarn
dyed: and tlio oiling wool, pure Indigo blue, wool dyed.
Each bale of 400 yards shall averago 9 ounces to tho
yard, and no piece shall bo below v ounces to tta yard.
Iho satinet trowsers must bo made of material like tho
above. Tbe broadcloth and satinet uf which garments are
made shall bo welt spuoged before mado up.
The flannel must be all wool, wool dyed pure indigo blue,
and twilled ; mutt be In pieces of about 60 yards lu length,
27 Inches wide, weighing five ounces per ard, Witha list
on each edge of four white woollen threads woven In tbe
whole length of tbe piece. To bo packed In bales of ten
pieces, tho pieces to bo rolled separately without cloth
boards ; each bale to contain 500 yards and 1W pounds
flannel. No piece to have a less average wofgbt than 4 810
ounces per yard.
Tho oversblrts, undershirts, and drawers; most be made
of flannel tiko the above.
Tho Barnsloy sheeting must bo free from cotton, 80 incho
In WldUi ; weight, twelve ounces 31100 per yard ; texture. 4
by 4 to 1-10 Inch.
The canvas duck must bo freo from cotton, 27 Inches In
width, and about 30 yards lu tho pUce, double thread warp
and filling ; weight, eight ounces 23 100 per yard ; texture,
0 by 10 to U inch.
Ibe shoes must be plainly stamped with tho contractor's
name, number of the shoe, and yt,ar when mado The sizes
to be In tho following proportions for each 100 pairs, uulusa
otherwise ordered, via : 8 of No. 6, 17 or No. 6, 23 or No 7,
25 of No 6, 10 of No. 0, 7 or No lu, and 2 of No. 14. They
must conform In all respects to the samples at tbo yards,
and be delivered In good, stroog boxes, tbo tops of which
to be securely fastened with screws, and each box to con
tain 25 pairs, In theso proportions, lx: 8 pairs of No. 5,
with 17 of No. 0, 13 of No 7, with 12 of No. 8, or tics wria,
10 or No. 9, with 7 of NO. 10, and 2 of No. 11. The calf skin
aud kip skin shoes to bo packed in separate boxes.
The woollen sucks must bo woven or knit, indigo mixed,
all wool ; shall be well scoured, and in color and quabty
fully equal to sample
mo mattresses roust wcign ten pounas, including ucicing,
which Is to be cut 6 feet In length and Jl Indies wide Tlio
covers mist measure 71 Inches lu louith and 29 Inches in
width. Tho hair, ticking, and covers, iniut conform to sam
ples Tbo nankin must be equal to tho best blue American nan
kin, 26 inches wide, texture 5 threads by 4 threads to tho
lOthofan inch, dyed with pure Bengal indigo.
Tho blankets miiBt weigh six pounds per pair, and meas
ure 68 by 78 Inches each. A bale of 60 pairs must weigh
800 pounds, and no pair shall weigh kbs than 6 pounds 13
ouucls. They must bo mado or cloun wool, and each
blanket mut be inarkod " U. S Navy," as in tho sample
Tho black silk haudkorchlcb must be 31j by 31(
Inches, aud weigh one ounce and 12 grains Troy; texture,
14 by 23 to one-tlghth of an Inch,
Bidders for the above will specify whether tho articles
they propose to furnish aro to be of tUogrowih, production.
and manufacture of the Unttod SUtcs,us aprelurcnco will
bo given to such.
A schedule of tho three sizes for each 100 pieces of made
up clothing will be found with tbe samples at the respective
yards ; and all tho abovo articles, Including tho necessary
buttons, rings, &c , are to be fully equal in the quality, tex
ture, color, weight, and finish of material, and conform In
pattern, sizes, and workmanship, to said samples.
Tho number or quantity which will be required of each of
tho foregoing art'clos canuot bo precisely slated. It will not
be less, however, than the quantity specified in tbe forego
ing list. The contracts will, thcrefuro, be made for tbe
quantity of each artlclo so specified, and for such further
quantity as the bureau may require. Thtyric mutt be uni
form at all the ttationt
All tho above articles must be subject to such Inspection
at the place of delivery as the chief uf this bureau may dl
roct ; and no artlclo will be rcceU ed that Is not lully equal
to the sample In ovcry respect, and which docs not conform
to the stipulations and provisions of the contract to bo made.
The whole must bo delivered at tho risk and expenso of '
tho contractor. Each box and bale to bo marked with tho
contractor's name. The Inspecting oinccrs to be appointed
by the Navy Department
Tho onus must distinguish the prices for cachartlclo men
tioned in a class, and mus. be calculated to cover e cry ex
pense attending tho fulfilment of tho contract, Including tho
necessary buttons.
Zncasu of failure on the part of the contractors to deliver
the several articles which may bo ordered from thero, in
proper tiouand of ptopcr quality tlh9 chief of tho Bureau of
Provisions and Clothing sliall bo authorized to purchase or
direct purchases to be mado of what may bo required to
supply the deficiency, under tho penalty to be expressed In
tbe contract; tbo record or a requisition, or a duplicate
copy thereof, at the Bureau of Provisions and Clothing, or
at either of the navy yards aforesaid, shall bo ovtdenco that
such requisition has been made and received.
Two or moro approved surotUs In a sum equal to the esti
mated amount of Uie respective contracts will bo required,
and twenty per centum will bo withheld from the amount
of all payments on account thereof, as collateral security,
anu not iu any event to ue paid until It is in all respects i
cumpiiou wim : anu cigmy it centum or tno amount or an
rinllvarlna mail urlll hn mM kir atm mum mni n-ttliln '
thirty days after triplicate bills, duly authenticated, shall
have becu presented to him.
Bidders whose proposals shall be accepted, (and nono
others, will be forthwith notified, and as early as practica
ble a contract will be trans muted to them lor execution,
which contract must be returned to the bureau within iho
days, exclusive of tho time required for the regular trans
mission of the mall.
A record, or duplicate of the letter Informing a bidder of
the acceptance of his proposal, wifl bo deemed a notifica
tion thereof, within the meaning of tho act or 1840, and his
bid will bo mado and accepted In conformity with this un
derstanding. Every oner made must be accompanied (as directed In tho
act of Congress making appropriations for tho naval son ico
for 181C-'47, approved 10th or August, 1810,) by a written
guarantee, signed by ono or moro responsiblo persons, to
tho ctToct that he or they undertuko that tbe bidder or bid
ders will, if bis or their bid be accepted, enter Into an obli
gation within Uvo days, with good and BuQIclcnt sureties, to
lurnlBb tho supplies proposed. The bureau will not bo obll
gated to consider any proposal, unlets accompanied by tho
guarantco required by law, the competency of the guuran
tco to bo untiled by tho navy agent, U .strict attorney, or
tho collector of the customs.
Jilank fvrmt of propoial may I attained en application
to the navy agenii at Portsmouth, At-w Ilampthire; JJotUm,
iVfut Yoik, J'hiladelihia, liaUxmoie, Kurtvlk, and at thii
bureau.
The attention of bxddert it tailed to the tampUt and de
tenptton of artxJa required, oi. n the mtpection before re
ceptiun, a just but rigid nmparitvn u-ilf be made between the
artUlei offered and the larnplet and contract, rtctiving none i
that falibtlow them ; and ihtir alttntiun u alto particularly
uireiieaioiM joint reimuiwn m .m iuumt, ioai, in ouui
tion to the act of 10th Avgtt, 1810
upr 6 lawlw
GREAT ATTRACTION !
LADIES' good Luce Heel (Julteri, at $1.00.
Ladles' Uutton Heel Qaliers, at $1.25.
Ladies' good Heel Goots, at $1,20.
Misses' good Heel foots, at 75 cents.
(Jests' Lastu.0 Soots, at $1.25.
dents' neat Slianghals at $1.60.
Gents' neat Oxford Tics, at $1.25.
Gents' Cair Gaiters, silk gore, at $2.50.
apr 8 3teod HKNMNa'S, Island,

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