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'Wnnlilnnton City T. C
OjFICF, COlt.TFNTH AND PEAlJIESy, AENyit
1.11 communications, whether oa baslaea of
tit publleaUoa, should be addreeeed ( Wjl J. If fa
naff, rrorrlctor Satioxal BirtTBLicAr, Washing
The Boston Javnut hi ft grphle and. racy cor
respondents Alaska, who It there forth pur
roie of furnishing thit paper with such reliable
Information be can eollect a nd coll At for the
columni of that leading Hew .England Journal.
HiiflfitlftttrU dAted at SltkA, Not. a, and ii
replete with much la portent end Instructive In
telligence respecting thli recent purthise.
Aa our readeri know, we hare favored the
treat) wblch convey to the United States these
rro infra formerly belonging to Russia) end we
think that we cannot do our reader! end the
public generally a better aerriee than to lay be
fore them la our eolamna tome of the facta and
Incident! atated by thla writer, which go to ihow
the geography, the condition of the people, and
the rcaourcea of that far-off land.
Of the extent of thla Territory tnlteorreopond
"It Ilea between the 130th and the UOthdrgreet
of western longitude, and lying with the ahorea
of the i roien oeean on the north and the Paclfl
on the touth, la that broad area of territory newly
acquired by the American Republic, now desig
nated by the name of Alaska. It la by far the
moat northern portion of our national domain.
Its area In square mllea la not definitely known.
Moat of the reocraphles put It et.no.000. Mr.
Sumner thlnka tt la about 6T0.0OO. He la mora
nearly correct, thouih U maybe 20,0(10 more, or
perhaps 20,000 less NO American map, aa yet.
irhes a correct Idea of Ita toDOfi-ranhv,
arc rlrers aa large ea the Hudson ana Susque-
nnam, nnu iiiduoi rrrnicrarca muminuis
of Ithode Island, w hlcn hare no name or locality
on our achool-roora maps."
This writer further aays: " Alaska conslsta of
newly a square body of land with two arms, one
extending to the southeast and the other to the
southwest In miles, the main body la COO from
north to south, and ISO from east to weat.'
It would appear, from what this writer tells
ua, that by thia purchase we have acquired a
large number of Islands, so that now we hate
more sea-girt territory than any other eonntry
e reptOreat Urltaln. There are not leaa than
four hundred lalaoda, most of which lire very
considerable la extent, none of them leaa than
one thousand aerea. Eleven of these hare areas
larger than Hhode Island, and Ave larger than
The correspondent then goes on to show
the longitudinal condition to which our AmerU
ean Itejm'tllo has attained by this purchase. lie
"Between East port (Maine) and Uape Flat
tery, our previous longitudinal extremes, the
distance Is 67 degreea a difference In time of 3
lioun and M minutes But the "transfer" of
three weiiii ago rives the United States a reach
from the eastern boundary of Maine, In the 57th
iicgrr oi lougiiuur, io in isiana oi Altoo, 10
longitude 1S ehowlnjr a difference of time be
tween the two limits of S hours and I minutes.
" hen to-day at noon the robuat Aroostook
farmer sits down to hta Yankee repeat of baked
beans and pork, the moat western Inhabitants
of the American Hepublle will be burled In sleep
on the leach of a little harbor of the Island of
Attoo the tlsh still awlmmlng In the bay which
(lie hours later are to furnish them a breakfast.
I hey are as yet unconscious of the fact that they
are included among the Universal Yankee Na
tion." The population of Sitka Is not large. The
Russian population la about W4 the Creoles,
(half-breeds,) SMi the Indians about 1,000. The
town haa been built about slaty years, and owes
Its origin to the sea otter, the moat valuable of
The town at present la not of much account as
a place of residence, or as a mart of trade and
business except so far as It Is used as a fur depot.
Sitka appears to be the general storing place for
all the furs sent In from some twenty-nine differ
ent outposts. The amount oi tun now In store
there amount to 360,000. We quote further
from this correspondent as fellows. It would
!T thai the-miarlms of Yftukee land are al
ready there t
Z 0ftdjlliiiULto -it. un i .-J I
nity emien passengers-men who fellow the
earliest footsteps of elf i Illation th a brensed
faced hoosler, the ubiquitous down-easter. and
the Inevitable Jew A California 'forty-niner
tells me that he has come to take a look at the
liruiiireinc cururr ioi oi rtliza. In ISaO he
could have made himself a millionaire had he
known enough to have Invested his dust among
the aand hjlla of si an Francisco. Now he intends
to seiio the golden opportunity while it ta In hla
reach 1 e has an undoubtlng faith that In ten
years Mtka will grow to a city of Ofty thousand
people. A Vermonter Is amour three fortune-
seekers, who Is more wary. The metropoUa of
Alaska will be further west, probably on the
main land about Cook's Inlet, where the sum-
...... .- uj,. iu. u.. araoie, ana ine iesi
Ashing grounds contiguous.
"Let me not forget to add thatamong these
'soldiers of fortune' I found two professional
SP" i.,fkrr,ona nod politician who took
""r.,,,;.,c""u,IB "w oraciir, naa lost easts
In California, and who, It was whlspered,had
come un here for the purpose of gettlnr the op
portunity to draw mlUegt between Alaska and
Washington That of Itself wlllbe quite a plum
to say nothing of the honor of being the first
Delegate from the new Territory In the National
"The other aspirant for the same position was
a nathe of the 'Hay State' for some i ears pastt
haa been a Washoe speculator, and Is now about
to try his luck In this hyperborean region, home
say he has a 'pile' to aid In furthering his aspira
tions i at any rats he was freely dispensing
di Inks among the crowd. It occurred to me thai
both he and his rlral had entered the field too
early, and that the man who would rain the
coveted position had not yet been named '
As this writer penetrates further into the
country he will develop the situation of the
land.and the people and resources as he advances.
In the meantime, we have to aay, that we see no
tame to object to the annexation of this terri
tory to Uncle Barn's domain) but, on the con
trary brllcte the purchase to have been wise
Lien Ok J Wk.T hucRHAi Is In Baltimore
and the guest of Major Ocneral Van llet. The
Lleutenint Qencr&l will remain but a short
Ex-Slckctakt h M.ftTAXTOMarrhedlnthls
clt) eaterdayfrom Whealiog, Va
Capt nndMns. Mincatusx, of the Chinese
navy, are at Wlllarda Hotel
OK5 Rtrxcnand Senator Trumbull had 1l
terrlewa with Oen Qrant )esterday at his olace
lu the War Department
Hon HavuklH Ilinny.of Marylsnd.isatthe
Ukskral Charlei 11 Blair, or Kansfts, ar
rived at the Metropolitan last nfcht.
CoLojikLb I' Lea and wife are at the United
Rear Admiral Hyr, V S N , Is at the LI
Tint 'W'AiniisuTov Oab-lioht Com-Asr are
entitled to the thanks of all classes In this com
munity for their liberality in donating ten thou
sand bushels of coke to the poor and destitute
among ua Our readers havo noticed th njv.r.
tlsement of John. Hallcy, esq., the president of
thecompanj, and by tills adcrtlscment wlllt,e
seen the manner In which the coke U to be dU
trlbutcd Josnrn SuitLisoToN, corner Four-and-a-half
street and Pennsylvania avenue, sends us Frank
Leslie's Ladles' Magazine and Oaiette of Fash-
Ion for Januar) ( also, the Riverside Magazine
for Young Feople for January. Published by
Hurd k. Houghton, New York The former la
the popular ladles' magazine, while the latter Is
the fatorlte of young people.
"Data," In the Baltimore Sua, denies the
statement of Miles O'ltlley (Ualplne) that Presi
dent Johnaon's candidate for the Presidency la
Ocn Micrmau, or that he particularly favors
Seymour for U 8, Senator from New York, or
Hasklns for Governor of that Stat. "Data
knows whereof he affirms.
FaoM TicKtoa A Fiilds, publishers, Boston,
we acknowledge the receipt of the Atlantis
Monthly for January, and ' Our Young Folks
Tor January Published by Tlcknor A Fields
i ocaTstx girls out of 2O0 employed by a Boston
dry goods firm, ware recently taken 111 with
small-poi, all In one day, the disease being of a
virulent type It Is thought that the contagion
was contained In some goods that bad Just been
TEX. rEXCIL, AND RCIflROlR.
It la faahlonable now-a-dayt to advertise. .
Doxxe haa cured Dexter of Ajlnjb p
Tit i best thine ouf an aehln'tootay-raacLi
in ponvjaiws-oj npau is uveoo,wf r& f j
JoiiMiTrWkLfla wanted u Foian reaV
aH M t ft f l I ' MM
DaVnvM he2 aa!lnfan!aiiof the timiU
eranastA. (s s
O'UiLWiir, the Irish giant, Is mildewing for
the want of a fight.
Tdi Kentucky Legislature has under advise
ment to forbid a seen froaa marrying hie eonsla.
Lo, Ue poor Indian, has found Friends among
the New Lagland Qua re.
MtLAv geatlesaea think they ean puabh Na
poleon by refuting to yrear French hats.
Providxxci, It. X , 'has a novelty. It has
promenade coneerta on Its skating ponds.
STmA,we and ladles' skirts show whisk way the
"Old Sol" yesterday was In a "melting
SfiaD hare cast their shad-ohiln Charleston
No nation enjoys eo many and varied pleasures
as the Swiss.
Th greatest luxury of the holiday season
the luxury of doing good. Try it.
F-nisci Alkd was mei by 24,009 school ehll
dren, all singing, when he arrived at Adelaide.
The Newbury port Ifrreid lays thai the be it
sblp-caxpenlers are working for tlJA per day.
CI Arkansas they call a circus a hippo-elym
NiW IIlVtM thlr tal nritirinil him.
tooka from the churches.
Vas AMutmoa'a menagerie Is wintering nsar
Tntna are 909 volunteer offleers retained la the
Bisnor llonaa thought that there was no bet
ter moralist In the world than the newspaper.
A DarroJi stage horse has traveled uTooo miles
In seven and a half years.
pAMAQASSAWAMXBJkK lithe euphonious name
of a Maine river.
Uiblkal TUftATBiOALa are popular In some
parts of Connecticut.
A touscj max was froxen to death In the streets
of Chicago last Friday night.
Homsj wreteh expresses the hope that the boys '
who skate on the sidewalks will get drowned.
Two Michigan men had a duel about their
wires, but neither was killed.
Tim Oentllea etBalt Lake City now support
A acsixaaa noes a in Terra Haute, Ind ad
vertises pig's feet as Wabash oysters."
QxnaaAL Tbaw has been In town for two
days, as our street crossings will testify,
Tbichixa has spoiled the appetite of St. Louis
It would appear that the press In Farta has no
rights the rencb Emperor is bound to respcet.
SnrATOttWiLSOx la buay on the proof-eheete
of bis last work the History of Reconstruc
tion. Tnc latest Boston novelty Is an eight-wheeled
ear, which one horse caidraw with twenty thou-
lUrsciTT laaKanaas growth where there
was not a house four months ago of 4,000 In
habitants and the Inevitable newspaper.
Sax FnAvciaco la dolag a good business In
the freighting way. It Is shipping the Celestial
beggars back to China.
A Stutid correspondent wants to know how
this ean be the lsnd of the free with its Ice-bound
coasts and mountain chains.
ACmoAooeourt has Just decided that young
women of 17 years are too old to be chastised
Pwiawsro er eamerl saa4 Hebeol
The psasage of the school and appropriation
bills last night by our City Councils will be
balled with gladness by many. There la nodoubt
tllrilarwta ttf lerUlailoa Jaag ekrt
wUl soon be apparent. We do not feel at leisure
to discuss at this time the merits or demerits of
the constructive features of the ordinance Just
passed for we only feel for the distress that will
be relieved and the odium that will have passed
away from the fair fame of the city of Washing
ton as a corporation.
In the arrearages due and payable to colored
schools the sum of tM,0Mla allowed ( and though
this amount did not seem to Mr. A. P. Clark and
others of the Common Council to be sufficiently
adequate, yet there were others of the same po
litical proclivities who thought proper and
deemed It right to vote for the passage of the bill
at amended by the Board of Aldermen. The
appropriation bill passed the lower Board unani
mously, concurring with the Board of Aldermen,
and we are satisfied we could give to but few per
sons In the city a more happy Christmas gift
than the intelligence we lay before them this
morning of the passage of two such Important
AtTlDfllasd. X J .oatkalStk lastanl. by Bt J
11 BrllUln basdis L Caisssr, ew , of ktotktoa,
M Y , t. Miss II MAaiA Moksb, formerly of Cam
In Oeorgetows. oa th 1Mb lsilaal, by Rsv. P. Dall
Rwwi, air, JULIAN J. MrasAT a ad MtM Elixa V. T.
McLsAi, both of Wsahlnshin.
At th residence of th bride's tnotLcr. en the 15th
of Dsecmber. by Us llav. I)r Lewis, of (, John's
rrtb, Mr William B Cols rax, ofusorisiown, to
.-UIRB llltll T UIIUII, VI n B.niBflOD. Ut Mi
1'Avaa, to Miss Lavsa IIill
la Doitoa. sIsm , Dsceubtr ITib. by th Rsv A.
F Fcanody. 1 D, Captain C. b Xlsss, U. ft M.
rlasConM, t IIUs Missis Osavacns, dasghttrof
lfa laic Will Urn Lambert
In Waahlaatoa, D C on Saturday arwraoos, D.
rfrotxril, or apopi
i(b year of his age
f apoplexy, Rossst B
(im th21t IbbIkmI. VtiieuULlliliaf. ab nf Jalin
sod Sarah MeMshan. aged 2 rears a&d 10 aaoaLbs
Ills funeral will take place froso ths resldesce of kle
parenU, ttUl rwelfth street, Island, between (J and l,
oa to-day, (Taesday,) 24th, atle'clockp m.
Onlhsmornlnf of the 33d, Rv. Osssaoa Gobli
Funeral services will be held at hi reeldeuce, Uti
Thirteenth strwl. between Band Y. on Tuesday (to.
day) at SS o'clock p ra , at wblea all his friends,
without f either notification, arc cordially lavlted te
December 33. of scarlet fever. Otoaos Fasciatr.
younsest child of Edward aad JoeephlaeKnbel, aged
iwo ytT, tbre mopthe aed HyM dayii
For Sale or Bent.
FR REXT-SECOXD aiTORT FRO. IT ROOM JO&
real, brer StlueoMU'a eat tore, 23s Psnasrlra
nla avenue, near Thirteenth street. detdSt
TORSALE-A FIRST CLASS DWELLING. HOL'SE-
JL ioi oa reel iroa 07 iv oeep, eecoua iwi irom is
corner of B and first streeucaat, next to tbCapltj
Lot fid feel froat by 70 deep, second lot from (be
grounds when alerted
9, Dar the Hbv
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WAMKU -A YOUHO LADY VHuji yU sollTlf
1 1 WlBues me poaiuon ai
htla iKMltlenof TiiiCHLH in m. nrlttt.
tkully, toteaeb Ote ordlaarf hnlUh braachee, for
rbuard Address, V 0 , HxririiLiiAMofllc u30
quired Apply at 7 Maryland avenue
VAVTEr-K&W AMD CAST Oil CIOTIIINO,
OLD UOLD AND BlLVElt.or sny other artlcl
of f alue ,al the ild-eiabtlfaed Mrrckent Pawnbroker
btoreof it PL LI U.N k Co , oVi Klath sUvet, S doors
;' n"1'1" aTeauB d'jj tr
"I iEPAUTMBIT OF THR IWTBRIOR.
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n.w .i., Wasaisuvoa, Dccmlerl9, 1W7
OatltMtltluDofUAtiit)A(lTAais, ofaesoa, .law
York, almlnUiratrla bf tlM uu of Iiaae Marks,
SrjlV?,liI'Tmiin rrt. of Orolon, New urk
?Tl-f.;wtIl., "l'1"1"' a patent treated totbe
So.-' imj r".rl" ?ud Lrft"l I'srrlfto. tUe 13tb day of
tlK".''."-""'" Uk" w-"" '
vill!lfSAlf 'i' "y i'ui.uii..t mil,
".M0! ,ai ott Mttnd.y, lit, JithdarofUsr ne.l.
::: sui;a,M7 """" "" "
Srsouaoppotiuf laeextcDSlea ar rwiulred Leflle
sFatcalOfflM their o,ii,B,,7iNwblRy Mt7e?t
InwrttlBi. at least fweav days before tt. day of
bearlofiall testlmoar Sled by either peuv, to b
uied at th said hear! Df, unit b Ukea and trans
niltted lo accordance witu the rules of th offlce. whleh
will be furnished ou application "e.wftwa
lleposltlons and other papers, relied opon as tsstU
near, must be filed In the offlee twtniu days before
the ear of heartsii the arguments, If aay, wiihie (
days after flllog the texlnunr
Ordered, also, that this ; notice be putlUbed la th
RsrrSLKAV and 1th Inttttigtnetr, Washlaston, 1)
0 . and lu lb Advertiser, Auburn, New York, once
a week for three snccesslT Week.) th first uf said
SublleattoDStobeatlaast slity daye previous to th
ar or hearing. TO THIiXKR,
dsc34 w Commluloasi gf f steals.
LATEST TELEGRAPHIC HEW8
BY Tni AatOOIATKD J
TUB POSITION OF FBANCB
The ChiIsk f 'West India IaUtsde.
TUE BOUTIIEirN STATES.
nifflenlttea 1st l(3eorglCotiTentlon.
A C0VQ2XH1CAV KILLED BY
MURDER AND BANK ROBBERY
AV0THEK FATAL BAZLB0AD ACC1DEXT.
riBKI IK TfOKTIIKRIff VITIEN,
rmOM EVKOPK BT CABLE.
Losdow, Dee, S-renlanlam Is still engross
lag a fslr share of public attention, though the
excitement caused by the recent outrages has
pretty mnsh died out.
There Is ft wide-spread and ever-Increasing
feeling favorable to the amelioration of the con
dition of tbe Irian as the most rneetive means
of suppressing Feataalsm.
The Tlmtt of this morning strongly fat ore this
idea, and believes the next session of Parliament
will be occupied with the consideration of Irish
Loan, Dee, S3 130 p. m. Illinois Central,
Mi others unchanged.
The Paris bourse Is firmer.
Limroot. Dec. SJ-130 p. m-Collon easier,
and declined Kdj Uplands,! 3-18 Orleans, 7 MO;
Breads tuffs dulii Corn, ua, va, uutcn sianuera
surer declined to lie. fid.?
Loicdo, Dec. Evening. Consols closed at
914 for accounts, aad )f for money.
United States & 20s, T3QTy- .
FnAvxroRT. Dee. -Eventng. United States
LivxarooL, Dec. 25r-EvnlngOotton closed
eaay. Uplands, T MS la port, and to arrive!
Orleans, 7. Sales of to-day 10,000 bales. Bread-
stutTs quist. produce mar act ami.
Airrwftnr, Dee. 3-Evening. Petroleum mar
ket closed quiet,
LivinroOL, Dec. 2J-Eenlng-The brig O. W
King, Captain Ayres, from New York for Ant
werp,has put Into Falmouth, where she Is dis
charging her cargo.
CoranHAosa, Dee. 33. The question of the
transfer of the Danish West India Islands to the
United States, will be submitted to n popular
tote of the Inhabitants of those colonies la
IfOi-DOV, Dec. . The regular police force of
this metropolis, has been largely Increased.
Timothy Desmond end Jerry Allan, the alleged
perpetrators of the Clerkenwetl explosion, were
brought before the magistrate to-day and under
went a preliminary examination, at the dose of
wblch they were remanded to Jail.
Rome. Dee. 23, The Holy Father. In an eltoen
tion, congratulated his hearers on the defeat of
Garibaldi and the preservation 01 t&e uoiy see
from great danger.
Pahis, Dec. 23. The governments 01 r ranee
and Italy have ctommeneed negotiations for the
abrogation of the September eo event Ion, with
aa understanding that any agreement they may
arrive at la the matter shall be submitted to the
annrovalbf the other powers of Europe.
The Italian Parliament, by a recent vote, re
fused to pay the Interest on the debt of the pro
vinces formerly belonging to the States of tho
The French Ooverameat haa seal a dispatch to
Florence nrotestlnr axalatt this action.
FLoauoa. Dee. 13. Th National Parllaaaeat
will, at an early day, vote to re-affirm, la a eei
cmn manner, Its declaration that the elty o
Tt -warns ti;t-t r1 ' 1 "se;Tm "' '
rtoaasrcK. Dee. S3 Evenlngs-Ia eonaaene
of aa adverse rote la the House of Deputies, the
members of the Cabinet hare tendered tneir
resignations to tho King, but await thejudgment
of his Ministry on their acts.
The new Ministry) it Is reported, will probably
be organized under Oen. Durando.
Fabis, Dee. 23 Evening, it u rumored tnat
Battasil will resume the premiership of Italy,
and will form a new cabinet hostile to France.
The French government Is seriously considering
the necessity of ordering the troops of the French
eapeditloa remaining at Clvlta Veechla to re
turn to Roue,
hi. Aceolas, and other members of the secret
political society which has held Its meetings In
this city, have been sentenced to Imprisonment,
From nskTStna by Cable The Xewa fn
Uatava, Dee. 23. By Invitation, all foreign
consuls la this city visited Captain Oeneral Ler
semende at his palace, where they were enter
tained with unprecedented hospitality. His ex
cellency will receive the government authorities
and thslr friends to-day at a grand dinner. The
public festivities In this city wililsst three days,
Scnor Pujol, envoy from St, Domingo to the
United States, remains at Santlsgo deCuba. Ho
was expected here on Saturday, It Is reported
that he Is the bearer of an offer to lease the city
of bt. Domingo and not Samana to the United
States for ninety-nine years, for an annual pay
ment of 130,000,
The Dominican chambers refuse to approve the
loan negotiated by the government at Farla.
sir. savage, conaul general at Havana, baa re
ceived a confidential telegram from the AmerU
can consul at oatlago de UuDa, In consequence
of whleh he has sent a dispatch to Secretary
Seward advising him to defer the purchase of St.
In the engsgement with the troops at Baei, In
St. Domingo, Oeneral Palanco was killed, and
was burled with grand ceremonies at the Capi
The) Loalalan Conrentlon.
New Obleaks, Dec. 33 In the convention to
day a resolution was offered by a colored man
directing the first Legislature that convened
after the adoption of the constitution to ascer
tain the entire Indebtedness of the State, and to
Issue bonds therefor, of six per cent., and not to
run over forty yearsi and a tax of two mills be
levied annually for the redemption of the same
Its consideration waa postponed.
la the afternoon session Mr. Coo ley read a
certificate of the btate treasurer, to the eflcet
that no funds had been deposited to the credit
of the convention, and he therefore moved a sus
pension of the rules and the adoption of his reso
lution repesltng the bond ordinance. The mo
tion to suspend was lost.
The balance of tbe session was passed la the
discussion of the bond question) In the eourae of
which a colored member said that when he re
flected upon the bond scheme he felt ashamed of
the convention, lie felt that the Issuing of three
hundred thousand dollars worth of bonds at
eight per cent , for which to receive but pne
hundred and ninety-five thousand dollars, was
an Infamous swindle.
The convention then adjourned until to-morrow.
The second clause In Coo ley's resolution pro
vides for the payment of the members' warrants
out of any funds In the State treasury.
Hon. C H llamlUou, Member of t'on-
arreea, Ullled hy hla own Hon.
Or. a via A I'D, O .Dee. S3 -Hon. U.S. Hamilton,
the Republican representative In Congrsss from
the eighth district of Ohio, was brutally mur
dered by bis son In a Qt of Insanity on Sunday
morning, Wing struca on me neaqwitn an aae
at Marysvltle, Ohio. The son returned to tho
nouss and succeeded Inlnfllotlng a severe wound
on his younger brother before he could be se
cured, lie is now a hopeless raving maniac.
Mr. Hamilton had Just rsturned from Washing
ton. Fire la aMilladlpbla-Loa t7O,0O0.
1'uiLAPLLruiA, Dec. 23.-A Are this afternoon
completely destroyed tbe expensive works of
ths Camden Boiling Mill Company In the north
ern part t.f Camden, New Jersey, Loss 70,000i
meuteu iwr hm,ww, a wo nundred men are thrown
out of employment. Cauteof tbe fire accidental.
xks EkIIBHERT IN EHwAHD
The dergl CtiTsitUn.
ATtAVTA,OA.t Deo. 83. The Convention met
this morning, And immediately took recess until
Ire an opportunity to negotiate
a loan to pay
and reported i
expenses of the Convention.
as exeM laiit stofaat..
d silled ttaalnee eDnai
ic to usnveBj 1?f,,eB
'efforti which Ws d
The report of the commissioner sent to
Iedgevllletodrawl0,oo0from the State Treasury
was resd. It says that he showed the State
Treasurer the ordinance of the Conventlon,wlth
Deneral Pope's authorisation" and direction In
dorsed on lt,aoAthat the State Treasurer esl
Wtntlst decline reytng ont'any monvy1 oa fsuch
authority, being swera lo obey tho constitution
nnd laws ofOeorgla,and waa bonded only to pay
warrants 'signed by tho OoYevnCTV
llDurlng the debate that ensued one delegate
said that the treasurer had snubbed, theeonven-
uon; nnouer saMaai wouki so uoa we conven
tion eonld snub Pep.
The negro Bradley eld, (he sergsant-ai-arms
should bo sent with a file of soldiers to brlna
that Impudent treasurer to the bar of the eon
ventlon. Another negro said what did they
bring us hero for
Q rest confusion accompanied the adjournment,
whleh Is over to the Ith of January next.
Extreme lndtgna,4oa s expressed by the dele
gates, a majority of whom hare not money
enough to take them home. The hotels, board
log houses, tho conrentloa printer, aad officials
Another Leeeuet!T Boiler Explosion
- Loaa er Eire.
RxADina. Pa- Dee. S3. The locomotive Iowa,
belonging to 'the Reading Rallrosd Company,
and used for shifting purposes, exploded below
the lower depot about eight o'clock this morn
lng. Instantly killing the engineer, Albert Kline.
and so horribly burning and mutilating the fire
man that he survived but a half hour.
The boiler of the locomotive was completely
torn to pieces, heavy fragments being thrown a
consider awe distance.
The conductor and two brakemenwho were oa
the tender at the time, miraculously escaped
without material Injury, though thrown some
distance from the engine in different directions.
Both of the men killed left families In this city.
No definite cause can be assigned for the explo
sion. rrona Klo Janeiro Another Earth
quake at Ht. Thomas The Arrival
of the Braalllan Minister.
Nxw Yobk, Dee. aj The etc am ship North
America, from Rio Janeiro on Not ember 35, via
Ht, Thomas on the ICth Instant, arrived this
The United States steamer Pawnee Is at
llahla. All well.
Another heavy shock of earthquake was felt
at St. Thomas oa the 12th Instant, and the ex
citement there still continues.
Three deaths occurred on the passage from Ht.
SenorMagalhaem, the Drailllan Minister to
the United States, Is a passenger on the steamer.
From Harr Insure; Murderous Afteao.lt
on ss Younar Lady Death of a Mist
ItARBldBCttO, 'FA , Dec. 23. A oung lady,
daughter of Mr. Amos TVlckard, white walking
along a frequented street In the lower end of the
town, was knocked Insensible by some villain
with a club.
The act was witnessed by persons near, and
pursuit was made, but the villain has thus far
escaped. The people are much exalted at the
repeated occurrences of this kind here.
Rev, Win". Radellffo DeWltt died suddenly this
morning, aged T years. 'He had been a minister
of the Presbjterlaa church In this city for nearly
Grand Kaaonle Demonstration in Ffell
raiLADXLrniA, Dee. C The funeral of Win.
B. Schneider, Qrand Tyler oQhe Qrand Lodge of,
Peaasylvaaka, to-day -was aaa of the most law
posing demoaJtrntlDna tret made by th Mftsonai
Liar this cltr.,TPW oa thousand Xaaoftv
r .i . (. w v -. . m .. - ....
waixea m u proceesiea irons ine jaasoniv
UalU Qraad Master aUekard Vaux read th
awmiisJ4 Mad br.tha
Eight Tast Orand Maaters of tho Lafayette
Lodge, of whleh deceaaed was a member, acted,
Adjournment of the Canadian Parlla
raent-Tbe Last Bills Paaaed.
Ottawa, December 33 Parliament adjourned
on Saturday until the Uth of March. Among
tbe bills assented to by the Qovernor Oeneral
ar the follow lagt
Aa act to prevent unlawful training of persons
In the use of fire-arms and the practice of military
evolutions) to authorise justices of the peace
to selxe and detain arms collected for the pur
pose as dangerous to the public welfsre.
Also, an act to authorize the arrest of persons
suapected of committing acts of hostility and
conspiracy against Her Majesty's person and
Attempt to Hob m Dank A Watchman
ltAvanniLt, Mass , Dec. S3. An attempt was
made at 3 o'clock this morning to rob the Merrl
mac National Bank, The burglar first set fire to
a paint shop, to call off attention) but Joseph
Burnhsm, the town watchman, heard an explo
sion In tbe bsnk building, and on entering the
bank wss shot dead by the burglar, who escaped:
Tbe lock of the bank had been shattered by gun
powder. Uurnham was a highly respectable man, and
leaves a large family.
From Ht. Domingo,
St. Douixoo, Deo. 20 The Cabral govern
ment has been defeated. A pronunclamento of
tbe people against him has been Issued, and
Baez has been proclaimed president.
It Is announced that a commission Is going to
Washington to conclude arrangements for the
transferor the Bay of Lamana to the United
From Richmond Order from General
Richmond, Va , Dec. 23 Oen.Schofleld Issued
aa order to-day assigning military commissioners
to districts, to whom officers of the Freed men's
Bureau, who are relieved as military commis
sioners, will turn over tbe books. The new
commissioners are to act as superintendents of
the elections In their districts.
Hen te nee It em It ted by Order of tlio
Aiqlsta.Qa ,Dec. 23 Oen. I.. W. Hwrcnr.
wlio was aeoUoced by a court-martial and sus
pended from rank aad paf for six months, has
badbli sentence remit ted by order of the Presi
dent, and haa been ordered to report for duty
From Macon, Ua. iieu. lop and the
Macon. Oa., Dee. 23. A detach mat of troops
left hero to-night for MUledgevllle, It Is aup
posed that they hare some connection with the
treaauret'a refusal to pay the money to the order
or uen, rope anatne convention,
Nenteuced for Ufe.
Naw VoBi,lJeo.23 The Jury In the cast of
Alargaret Welch, who bat been on trial for the
past few days for the murder of police offlocr
Ilobert S Mct'hesney, thla evening rendered a
verdict of murder Ip the second degree. Tlia
prisoner was sentenced to the penitentiary for
lire In Uoaton.
JlotTov, Dec. 23, A email block of atorei ou
lassex street, Hslem, were destroyed by lire on
(Saturday night. The lost It estimated at 130.000.
The property waa partly Insured,
Nuapenelon of it I! unit tuff Home,
St. ItoriB, Dec. 23. The banking bouse of
Teialcr, Son a. Co. impended to-day. It 1 un
derstood that a large amount of their ppcr haa
been protested In New York.
RoLLiEtxATiaa la bccomlnf io popular In
Cincinnati that one of tho publio balls It to be
devoted to It,
Tun poll In Quebec bad to be protected by
military to tate the pollt of the clt tens from
ii i ii
Tua snow li thirteen Inches deep near New
York city. Near Boston It U but Pv.
OiDiu for the Natioval RertraLtCAn la
Oeorgetown may be lettiftl the hvdSttrea of
Meiers. JIM. K. Mills fccftfato Or Sfd ell's) lis
Bridge strWt, or at Uessrl O. X.Oefty k Co.'s,
106 tjrldgft street; where epWof IW KsrcsLi-
eel aa Bauds likt trhllitM street
The youBgrnsa belat sUfs(racE. I aft ted a eoapl
or famelea la th house to take tnaledr parts, on
assunlsf tk charseUr of Ophelia, aad lb other that
net 1 1
th Queen Mother t while Hernial sod
oralle were pmoaated.br the b aoys-Tee Jdf
isnetere wsreaisutned sy Iw well-known oane
laas of.WMhiaitoa. hut not oatntag thamsalf to
the jexl. as thalr dlamatlon attracting th attea
1MB or xee
ere Jeatlce Buekar
In of a.OOeacaea Hamlet aadjferatlo,
Hdth Bass Aae each on faaay Miller aad afaggl
or. - j i 'ui rt
Bsiihis flrsirr Caracas AI this church, en fiua
day. Rev. Dr Catnerea, f . rrtaeetoa CIIgi
K reached fa thHmlj aad evsatag, Mr Camefon
lasoaW Mr. OeorrCasaeros, th former suparla
teudeal ef tat ad of th Cheeapeak aad U hi canal.
Th Sabbath ecaeel eosnaeted with Ihl church, will
meet at th Wast street PreibrUrUa chapel on Christ
mas t, whea there-will be appropriate xrcles
aecorapaaled with th dlstrtbatloa of gifts from a
Tas Kanae.Th steamer Bmelra.Capt Trlee, of
ue dm ua ptiwni inironiia new sort, mim
yeeterdar rannlag with merchaadls for Dliirlst
merchants. Tbe uapuia reports passing lb uaiUd
State gaaboat Iftbb.oaBmiUi's Total, ta th roto
tnae Bh waa disabled by th Ice, sad her wheel was
badly eat of repair.- e
asa..B. 7. BcTLse.-Mr, J. M. AppUr, ea Hlfh
street, proems sun inmi tien a w. uiier yeeier
dsy to recover attaint of (44 for serTtc rendered.
Th ease was tried before JasUe Walter, ef Waah
tiftoa, nud Jedgmeat f 33 readered ta favor ef Mr.
A iieae fesiva tkMtnfelod ! frenlf SVkJ.TreitDd'a
yeeterday, beeauss th stor wa s crowded thai It
was tmposMbl te gala admlUaae. This mere lag
Mr. Free ad will b happy to atUad to ths waat of
the dtlseae. feeliag aaeured thai he eaa do so I thslr
llAttnir flnnnL Wm It. Tai hee e ret.
selected stoek of goods la th groeerr II u suited to
(he holiday seasoB, most prominent aaoag which la
pare appieeiaer lor temparaac people, ana
Jamaica spirit ror tnos loan oi gg-aogg
Purl,, Btf.e Iab J Rani. m !! eetnt.
tie Biwraiy eoia uiaiTaiuaoie piece oi
"rf-v-7 n .. -7".- i ,1'iriri t-z- i-". :
BTOtM rlr Its.
MRast Market Bpaoe belag a three-story brick i to
Conrad WalU. forfta.0UO.
D iso a ns a lt. The laes lmmsed Testerdar br Jus-
tie Daekey b disorderly characters amoauted 140.
ALKXAIf DR1A REAVI.
Ma. Tiohas Oallaossb, Ho 13 8t. Asaph street.
between Gibson aad Traaklla, Is our authorised
asset for the Nat to sal B true li cam- In lb city ef
Alexandria, and will receive subscriptions aad ad
vertisements, and receipt therefor.
a clip th follow lag rttumt from Monday Jo ar
Tax Foloma Transportation Coaapeay i. nt
xpeet to do aay mor buelneea till sprtag
wuul tka fat Car rlree LA-tnarrew no
row no j
Aqala creek boat ar ranalag yet aad nearly
,ed tiaerlv mi
time, despite the lee oa th Potomac Such Wild gam
a deer, rabbits, turkeys, partridges, swan, caayar-
back ducks, pheasaats, it , are seen la UA markets
aad reeUuraata hare Jrlendahlp fir company hays
concluded to retain Its steam engine t th axt thing ta
nrAtr ta in nl tn the (Ian sell In tmreriM.Mt horaee end
hose and hire ahattnr te atUad I It. . Wild dueka
wereshotrrorajLiagstroet waarr naturaay sievea
huadred appUeaaU were served with soup Saturday
at thaclty soup honea Mr. Hat Hays, the accom
plished aad popular maater machinist of th Alexan
dria, Loudoun end Hanpehlre railroad, was lb r
ilhk.nl Kitarli ntthl ai th Fhmlf Hall raaterflilit.
of a magullloent gold watch aad chain, presented te
hla by to maehlalsu employed at the work-chop ou
that road, through Captain William Carlln. On th
occasion Hours, Carlln, Hays and a number of others
o rated, snd touch egg nog aad other drinkable wer
utea up in ice on ine reiir
city has bees delaying train
Penobscot sailed Tor the Wei
steamer Baco leave to day. 8 F Beach, truste,oa
Saturday sold a lot ea fltt treet.ahy 11 feet for OUT
to T. Lauaea. K. II. Delahay, of Clond'a Mill, had
ahorse stolen from him Saturday, making ths ninth la
pi A SOS.
VIRAL XXCKLXJUfT SECOND
lAflb VI A S Ob, for sal very
ow. ... - ..
306 PennylTaa1a ayaae.
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Illinois, iowa Aticnigaa ana pinyr w a ! i g n
WOBK BOXES, (very sheep,)
AMD ftUVCr GOODS
A OF KVttT DUCBIPTI0M.
i ' AW-ATTUI LOWEST PRICIS,-t
At - LIIBBBMARH'B.
CVrncr Blnth and D steeeta.
OLI DAT OOOD8.
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t fit li.lw..a Nl.tB BBd T.olh atrMM
IltAINtVABTIBsTBlBD IflLlTABr DlSTBICT, )
Atlaita.Oa .Dee. SOtb, 1K7 i
Id Proposal ta duplies. ar raapeclfully Inrl
Sald Proposal ta duplies! a.
tea nuiii ii iwi.vai avvtusuvr sum, ivr iDrniai
tnatertal and eonslruetlagon UAKK OTEM, oa
ground aow occupied br th United Stales Uoti
neni, lormenr in nui togni
Plsn and splBcatloaa caa be seen at this offlee
Dkdstob directed to th undersigned
airecieato ine unaersirnea apa
THita ii Kni.r.Tv
dsc.1 I J ltoom Ho. 1, WlUlBgham Dnlldlug
la aua uaiei.y o i Mil,
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Hiiba'a DxrABTHBRT or toi Missorn,
Orrtca Cairr QFAaTxaMAsTta,
Post LaavaawoBTD. Km.. Dm. 11. 1M7
Ssalod propu-als will be rweUed at this offlee nntll
IS clnck m., oa the 9Uth of December, 1W7, fof tb
'lu.000 H 08 11 ELS B HELLED CORN
at Varl Ullv. Knul
The Corn to be of th best quality, free from dirt.
CUttUi UUI, V, viaai ivi.il, lii,,v, Bull "curti
sackcdlugood guDaysaAks A bushel tobflii-stx
lobe delivered at tb forage yard of th Quarter
matter's Department at ort Kllov, excepting that
suebcora aa shall be traasportcd by rail to that port
shall be received at the station oath Ualoa 1'acldc
railroad kaowa a PorUtller.
Delivery to coum-nr ou or before) tb 10th of Janu
ary, 18, and a sumefent quautliy to be delivered to
kerp th post supplied from time or Srst delivery until
ihecontractls tiled Thutlr amount to Ldellvritl
by or before February 10, ltaJH.
Proposal for any portion of tb amount required
will be eon.dered
Ulank Drv Doaal will b faralshew ou auDllcatlon at
Eaeh proposal to be accompanied by th guaranty
of two responelbl persons that tacae tb contract
Is awarded lo lb party proposing good and aufllcleut
io ad will b eat red Into fur lb faithful performance
OI IU IvSIIPtl
gni is r
are requested to b present at Lb opening
r,f thai t.lAa
1 be corn to be subjet to the acceptance or rejection
of tbeol&cer of lb Qnarlermaater'a Depart iaot at
Vouchers forth supplies delivered will be given
by the post Quartenuaater at fort Rily, and will be
paid alibis ode , .
Did from persona who hav hitherto failed to carry
out contract with lb Oovtrnmeut, or to eater Into
contraota which bar Uen awarded them, will not
bcoasldrd, nor will aay bid b coasldered wblch
does not comply with th r.alreueuu of .hi ad vr
Th contract, when mad, will not b considered In
fore until It has received the approval of lb com.
luaadfug officer of the Department of lb Miss url
and th Military Division oflh Missouri
Br order of tbe Commanding Officer Department of
tbe Missouri. L C EASTMAN.
1 deTtO Dtpt. Q. Jf.Oea ,C, M.
The Sabbath School ofMauglhaMl will
give their tweOth Affl I iv
consisting oflUnjiigJeelJitlonA ktl oh
at the Church. ahieTKrblM strict enrflnd A1
street north, XJeJiVl Wi1c1bj at T)
o'clock. AdmlsfTont afaltBaiewnihlldren,
14 centa. Proceeds for tS replenishment of the
49-Lett r from Hon. II. II. llalbnnl,
... TeUAerBT DbpABVMIXT.
Orrici or.CoiirTBotUa win YM?,CM
Tin Rtn T em InrutintAf (OUI
niiaiivi v-. -. ..
i your AeiMc oi b
80th ultimo, In which you Inquire, "Is the re-
AlIne nf ntnulf eantelalnr nnknown VBlUee.
without ehsrre.'as' re fterallf" practiced br the-
banks, authorised andpermtlteu py seoiion a. ana
If so, are th stockholders responsible for tneir
"Tohts inqufryl reply that National Banks
are Incorporated' associations, dots business
under U worths United States, with certain
specified and limited powers. Section I of the
National Currency act defines these powers,
wherein the National Hanking Associations ar
authorised to Vexerclse under this, act all such
Incidental rtowera as shall be necessary to carry
on the business of banking by discounting and
negotiation: promissory notes, drafts, bills of ex
change, and olherevldencesof debtf byreeelvlnc
deposltsi bybuTlnr and selling exchange, cola,
and bnlilonl.by .loaning money on, personal
security! by obtaining, issuing, and circulating
notes according to the provisions of this act "
A National Bank may exercise any or all of.
these privileges, but nothing more. It tnar(be
claimed that a bank may receive packages of val
uable securities, plate or other things, for safe
keeping, under (he power granted to receive "de
posits.1 J Jut the term "deposits" has a definite,
wllscitalaed meaning, as established by cus
tom, and authenticated by Judlclaldeclslons, and
Is limited In t&e sense In which It Is used here to
deposits of money payable on demand IC-tt
means anything more than this It may Include
anythlnr or everything. If It would Include
silver elate It mlrht Include cotton or tobacco.
which would be absurd. The practice to wnica
you refer cannot, then, be sanctioned by this
particular power granted.
llut ean it be sanctioned by the authority con
ferred to "exercise, such incidental power as
shall be necessary to carry on the business of
banking," fre.1 I think not. Tbe custody of
valuables may be a convenience to the directors.
aiocanoiaers ana customer oi a. Dane., uui it ir,
not In the slightest degree a necessary Incident
to the business of banking, llut there Is a di
rect limitation to the scope of these Incidental
rowers, la the language Immediately following
ha rrant. Incidental Dowers necessary tocarrr
on the business of banking by discounting prom
lseorr nrttet. Aui. ! the nower to assume th
custody and safe-keeping of miscellaneous valu
ables necessary to the discount of promissory
notes, drafts, bills of exohangc, kc.1 Is It neces
sary In order to do any portion of a banking bu
siness t Evidently not. The practice, then, not
being author! ltd by law, la prohibited. The
enumeration of powers conferred Includes the
Rower to loan money on "personal security.'
Tothlng Is said about loaning money on reel eL
tate) &everthelea,tt!a just as directly prohlb
Ited as though it had been done In so many
words. The rale, then, Is that a bank can exer
cise only such powers as are expressly granted,
and that a power not granted la specifically pro
hibited. In tbtsvlewoftheeaselhavenohesU
tatlon In saying that, In my Judgment, It Is a di
rect transgression of the provisions of theNa
ttonal Currency act for a national Dank to as
sume the custody aad safe-keep lag of miscella
neous valuables. It Is dangerous to the bank,
and In the nature of fraud upon th stook
holders. If the valuables are lost through th
carelessness or dishonesty of a bank officer or
clerk, tho officers ara undoubtedly liable) and If
the practice has been aa not toned by th board of
directors, they will be held I lab let and as they
are tbe agents of the stockholders in managing
the affairs or the bank, 1 do not question but
that the stockholders would In the end be re
quired to make good the resulting loss.
I think the cumtom a rerr hatardous one. and
shall do all In my power to discourage Its andj
under ee rta In elrcnmstaaces, might be compelled
tonroeeedasralnet a bank for a violation of Ite
charter eourae which I hope mar be avoided)
oj Tomniary action vn uiv yxt vi iuo viuu
Very respectfully, yours,
n. h:iIri.TitHD. Comptroller.
. 8 Korrit, ttq.t CasAfer Ftrtt Jfathal Sank,
lauimorfi ja r
The intention of depositors f bonda and other
valuable packages is respectfully called to the
above letter from the Comptroller of the Cur
rency. Concurrent opinions by several eminent
legal gentlemen have also been given. In conse
quence thereof we do not feel Justified In longer
assuming the responslbtly of the custody of such
articles. Depositors ar requested to withdraw
suoh deposits sow In onr possession, at their
convenience, before the 1st dsy of January, lscs.i
delMf Cashier First National Dank.
-FINU FBEBCII CUNFECTIONEUT
ron THE IIOUDAVR,
JOS. II . N H A F F I F. L 1) ' H ,
Mo PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE,
BET. TWELFTH AND THIRTEENTH STREETS.
CORNETS, BON BONS,
SUITADLE FOR TUE HOLIDAYS,
FROM ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD.
I HAVE NOW THE
FINEST AND LAROEST DISPLAY OF
EVLR SEEN IN WASHINOTON,
A LAROE ASSORTMENT OF
FRUIT AND POUND
AND FANCY CAKES
NOW READY, MADE
OF THE BEST MATERIAL,
AND HANDSOMELY ORNAMENTED.
P. S MY CUSTOMERS ,
AND THE PUBLIC IN OENERAL
WILL PLEASE "
SEND IN THEIR ORDERS EARLY FOR
TO OET WELL ATTENDED TO.
JOS. 11. SHAFFII.LD.
aTChiitmaB Olft totbe Poorr-1 0.000
Ilushels of Coke will be distributed at the Wash
ington Qat Light Offlee, and delivered free of
charge, to the destitute poor of thla city, aa fol
low, VII 1
Twcntj-nve tmsnei to eacn ramny, on the cer
tificate of any member of the Hoard of Aldermen
or Common Council, In whose ward the appli
cant resides, or the Commissioner of the Fre ad
men's Uureau that the applicant It a worthy ob
ject of charity.
Applicant. rauii iw waue m mc ou.cv.no t
Tcntii street, between tne nours or 9 anu jg a,
UJ , nun 4 UU W IV l Ilia
Dlank applications will be furnished at the
OU1CC, JUtlil UAlUCsX,
President pro tem .
deSO-lw Washington Qaa Light Co,
and Pocket Cutlery, and general assortment of
Hardware and llouse-furnUhlQcOoods at price
to suit the time. The celebrated haratoga
Ukatea for Ladles and Gentlemen,
U. C. MEADOIt,
839 Pennsylvania avenue,
delB-lm Oct. Hlath and Seventh streets.
7Tfaa Skating Park Botaaou and Bin.
gle tickets for the Washington ukatlng Club
Park, can be obtained at H. P.tiavage't Qrand
Skate Depot, Hi 1) street, near Tenth tlgn of
the fllg i fag. del Mf
HOW t-HS A A Ml til s,
(lata J. A. NHAr ILI.l) e. CO ,)
ICK CItEAM MAN1)KACTUnUt3 ANU CON
t90 Eleventh it reel. bet. K it, and Man. avo ,
hare Just received a large ttock of French Con
fecllonerlei, Itnty Iloaei, Toys, etc , tultablt
for Christmas presents
Parties, Weddings. Fain, etc , furnished with
the best Icecream, Water Icei, Cakes, etc. at
"Ths Republic an on the Nary Yard
Persons resldlog on the Navy Yard desiring the
NatiokalIIlpubucam delivered promptly and
regularly at their residence, will please leave
their names and residence with Sir. Joaarn Hb
pktti, grocer, next to the northeast corner of I
street touth and Seventh itrect east. no2Mf
-Tlje Ilcallnig Pool An ICasajr far
Young Men on the TJrtma of Solitude, and the
Diseases and Abuses which create Impedimenta
to MAUH1AQL, with ture meant of relief, tient
In sealed letter envelopes, free of charge. Ad.
dress DU. J. HKILLIN HOUOHTON, lloward
Association, Philadelphia, Pa, ie27-3m
street. abo Penna atenue
Intreatlog ACUTE or CHRONIC BU1N, OBOANIC
andMERVOOB DISEASES h dales eompetltlou
0EQAN1G WEAKNESS ht gusraaUes to ear
LADIES suffering from IRRE0ULARITIE8, frttm
whatever cause, ar offered a quick and thorough re
dfltf CONSULTATIONS PREC
PRIVATE MEDICAL CONSULTATION AT DR.
DARBY'S. J0 Seventh street, opposite Odd e.
lows' Hall Beparat rooms iocpannls sell tf
IHMBT'S WEATHERBfRTfS," 7,
AT SAVAGE'S HARDWARE DEOPT,
NoJMD street, nesr Tenth , aoaWio
PL9E CATAWBA GRAPES,
" "J. lfftA115BT, 1M DHlDai ITH BIT,
'oioRorrowit, d. o
Has Jsst spsd a large stock of fancy Oscda and
J i. ,Yeys. f
Dureaa Beta, Tbte-Ut' nets. Jaws! Bun, Mitch
Doxee, Ash Holder, Cole ga Bottle, Card KeceUers
nBavsssaeu. i?rj awe, uisaae veu. tousi a
ST Tea Sea. Dlaaee Beta. TeA
4 Forks, aad Spoons, tobacco Box
VASkS-Bohemian, Lava, and rreaea China, Fancy
Batf tooas,ri)y Teliel Beta, MotieCaf, Mags, he
Oold Band andPe'cbnttf blaaarVree, aad Toilet Sets,
Sghamlaa aad American CataadKasravad pieanterst
oblete ChampaKae.WJae,aad Cordial i aad a variety
ef Wsw and Handsome Patterns ulasa wars,
PLATED WABirABLR cnTLXRT-Britsanla,
T 4 if
Tilt WARE AMD WOODEN WARE.
Lamp. OU, Wicks. Celmaeyi, aad a geserai assert.
meainlueFarmlshlagarttle, aad a lagceuort
ateatef Toys, wktehl emsBerlug at reduced prlees,
and te watch I fat lie the attention ef the public before
VclM Bridge street.
ueorgtowa, v, v
TTOLIDAT BOOKS AJTD FAXCT GOODS.
Th atuatloa ef our frlsnds aad ths pnUl'garal
ly 1 respecfully called teeur lars and well -selected
, Plaaad give a a call, as we are determined to salt
lew., - (J. T. OETTr ACO.,
j m A 10 Bridge atreet. ,
. dlft-xw Oeorgetown, D C
TTOLJDAT OOP pT.
W hare now on baud ths largest sni best assdrtBent
or FANCY GOODS sndTOTS In this DIstrlctTtocathar
with a choice Mlectlonof BOOKS, Ate,, suitable for
present. Call and sxsmlaaour stock, Oar motto
Dioeii prynia aaq apeevy "f ' w
r. wtT.T.s a- m .
Itt Bridge street, UorgUwB.
A TTIXTION. I HEREBY filYM MOTICaT THAT
jV 1 hay yet on hand a chofe aasorrABt of
iiMAMiiu aua uunni-vsLivaTiiana v
leo. aa bmortment ttt T.A11I
CLJAKINO CLOTH S end TRIM.
ffiinun Alio, a spienaia stocx oi SHDKUliiiKEU
HAADKEKCtTIBFfi. sultsbl for Christmas Uifti.
which will beaeidlowla order te change bnslness.
117 Bridges! , Oeorgetown, D U
DOMESTIC A1TD FRtNCII CO. t F ECU OS fill V.
IlBTlBB B10T.J i. ta. BW MUblllfeRMBt, No. 171
Brtdir, iCrMI. Imi.mb Cai
rrPBKd t. rrr B th. CoBf,rtl..,rr batl.w ta .11
.RIM, R.1WM. .f1.U ... U1.B, I W B4W
it. braBcfe... A.1 UABafMlONBlltor owa toodi.BBd
wrrni urn immrnrr, iwiuiuiianiupnHf
KT.rr T.rtolr CoBfMtloB, k.om to tb. AnAriMB
or X.roprsB tn.rkeu, 1b th. flnM! .Irt. .f tB.rt,
mT LpriKarWatinraUblUhiaeBtBtrrlc, 10 M-
mi, poifii, HHaiira
. Tb..lttiM, .f tb. Dlitriet wbo coBbnpUI. tl.lir
Wldlor, DlBBer or Sapper F.rttM will b. a.pp!l4
In tb. ,korl.l BottM Bad .a lb. uoit r..toB.bl.
D.Bl.n, CommllteM Bad .11 part!., wlibla, to bor
alrmt from far .at.bltabm.al ra. bat. tb. prodt of th.
..BtmlaitMi Krrcbaal or Jobbrr, aad unra a Snt
.l.aa artttl. Qoit daltrond to alt porta of th. Dla
10,0 Imj TKED. FREUND
At WALLACE'S, Re. U IIIOII 8THKET, GKOROE
lunii.ciitiwiri be lonna to nnssiassortm
Cskefl, Vastrle, French Candles, drapes, Ac.
th llnt aesortmsat of
, rt(iBi, m rcBcu viBUifs, unpt), .
Weddlav atBal l'artlaa fnrniabbl tarllh thai N.t
coaftxtloaerr and la th most eUeani itjl BtH-lra
pifCK O LOT IB.
Oenu.n BUCKSKIIf OLOVXS. wboteeale and r
tall, at UAIfsBtlUU 8U.18, No. 100 High street,
Qeurgfjowa, D. O
LATfEy AMb OEKT81 OADKTLKT8 MAM TO
FAX CT ARTICLES at mr, daarrlntlA. UclnJInv
i,iifi tyii . iniHH lor proMnia i enii
have Just rteelfftd a ksrg aad beanliral sup-
plrorgood aultabl for Chrtsinas aad it aw Yar
preseata. Call aarlr aad get th eholee.
a , aia.i una Mkiiuan,
aoM M Fllgh street, near Brtdg, Oeorietown
MAJtUrACTUKIl. AMD DEALKU IX C OARS,
TOBACCO. JBHDf.V, PIPES, Aa., Ho. 79 Brldga
street, aear Conarew street, Oeorntowa, D C ,dalra
to call tbe fttUafloa at too pablle to hi flu seleetlou of
,tt,J,.ftrJl!lA" partkalaxlr to his clear UA
VAX A CI0AHaari9oata,aa7alsC0A,CUASoBlr
I coat. ao23-las
J, B, VAMDEBWERCIX.
w JOS nidll flTHEETjpEOEOtTbWlT,
Can tb attratloa of th paoll to hlasxtcaalr as-
aortraeut of PlTRXlTUBB.eoasUtlag la part of beauit-
f al Cottage, Parlor, and Cbamber sets. Extension Dla
.a xauiea. bo,,wiikr BDBra m oeii on umbohi
NEW fUElllTURB flTORB.
118 BRIDGE BTBEXT,
nw dooes west or man-Bioir or the sia
Th undersigned wlihes to Inform hi friends and
Tabll generally, .bat his rDBVITUBElsaowopeD
for luipeetloB, aad Ls aotfldeat b eaa show th most
eompicie aaaortinvn. o om to on a in ueorgetoWB
HHnrldgeet . nVorretnwn. !' C
An o n i k x ,
tformerlT ef tb UARIHAU, HOUSE.)
Use reopened Ih COHM BXCUAXUB, 4t King
street, Alexandria, when hwlU bhapprto aeabla
old meads aoli Sm
A JEW BOARDERS CAX DE ACCOMMODATED
.. with Board and Lodging at l 00 per week. Tall
IIRISTUAB PRESENTS TOR LADIES
BIXOER'H NOTflELUS ftKWlNO UirniMva
was awardBd th flrit prise at tb last Nw York Rial
Pair, Lai I and see them before purchasing aUswher,
at All Ninth street, near the avenue
decfl WILLIAM BMITII, AgeaL
JOI1X R RLVAXS A Prt .
H KO Peaaaylvaala avaaua,
. .'weeu Ninth and Tenth streets
SLEIGH BELL AND BABKETH
WEET HAVANA ORANOES,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
At J. PEARSON'S.
decZr-Sl 491 Eighth street, near Penna ate,
JJEW STTLES PLATED TEA SETS, C ,
AT VEHV LOW PRICES
Wc call attention to our assortment uf
NEW STYLE PLATED TEA SETS, Ac ,
YE.-YNEW PATTERNS, AND VERY LOW PRICES
Also, a large assortment of
EN0LI8U AND AMERICAN TABLE CUTLERY, Ac
U. W OALT k BRO JcwdUrs.
decast tStar k Express AW Tena. avsaae.
MO II UN k DXSTOR,
VENUE, DKTWrBN 1
P AND H1XTH t.THB1
POKEION AND AMERICAN
B00KSELLER8, IUPORTEBS, AND 8TATI0NERI,
Respeetfnlly announce to the public thai, having com
pleted their arrangementa for th Holidays, and re
Uodrlled the old store. Ihey hav dUplayed on their
eouuters and shelve the lstkt noT.elt.ee and the beat
nuiaiam, -ieuiiurt Hitiurr. Heaieai aad liw
fLtiu jaiau iari Kaeortmeni oi w ruiog iks, yross
af Cnie, Pocketbonks.aoldPens.audOnltuPercha
and (loldrat and Pens, Chess, Checker, Cribbag,
and Dackgammoa Boards, Domlao, Ac, Ac
Of tleleadlns'Bfrnks we eunmerale tb following'
5KWY0UK iMCTURB GALLERIES. LlUtTaad
Shadows rr New York I'lclur Oallerie iTorty
Photoirypla. by A A. Turner, selected and d
scribe t by Willfaru lonng 1 elegant vol , larg
4io rnll tnorocroantlqur. Alp,
TUB COMPLETE WORKbOPLHAELES DICKENS,
TUB WORKS UP SIIAK6PSARE. different edltlona
WAVEItLY NOVEI a. many editions
LOOl'KK It VlONkrJLa The Cooper MguetUs.
LOOl'KK it VIUNW
from 1 wlagsby !
'Art' s Proof' I
esch or th Steal Vli
IreM Edition of Jai
T.'i . Darleyi coasutlai
Ituettes, Eagraved for I
utiiiii laiiar. a iniiia
K I Una.
f Jtnsi Vatnalmnra Hyuihaar'ai wittki
The Proofs are sixty la Bumber, aud eaeh Is faced
wiiBapaieor leiter-preai, aeecrlptlva of tha sale
JecL 1 superb folio vol , uorocco antique, or x
, OUR JUVENILE DEPARTMENT
Count a chclef collection of tb best Book far
children of all age
EPISCOPAL PRAYElf BOOKS. .
A Urge aDdbeantlful variety, and with tb additional
, , QUARTO AHd'SmaLL BIBLES,
An eleaant aaanrtmant
, , CATHOLIC PRAYER BOOKS,
A fresh aud beautiful assortment Just resolved, and
at tow pnoes
STAPLE AND FANCY STATIONERY
I Eaaravlar and Initial Stamping at short o
lira In Ihalia.t alwla
Blank Books manufactured l order.
tUtB.,r.pBi.,, raVifa 'jW,1"'1,d
BucoMsors to Praaek Taylor,
401 Pennsylvania Menu.
decS 3t Between Four and a half and Sixth als,