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FRIDAY NIGHT. DEC. 84, 1847. ^
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lltF-Mr. C. W. JAMES, No. 1 Harrison street, Cincinnati. ma
Ohio, is our genoral travelling agent lor the Western Suite*, tha
assisted hy Jame* R. Smith, J. T. Dent, T. G. Smith, Prod pri,
trick J Hawse, John W. Armstrong, Jason Taylor, E. M
Stevenson, and W. Ramsey.
:j-Mr. ISRAEL E. J AMES, 1.H2 South Tenth street, Phil- '
sd lpUis, is otir general travelling agent lor the southed enc
and southwestern States, assisted hy James K. Whipple. Its!
William II. Weld, O. 11. P. Stem, John 11. Weld, T. S. Wa- me
irrtnan, John Collins, James Deering, Isaac D. liuyer, and t|la
K. S. James. <]
,y-Mr. HENRY M. LEWIS, of Mon'gomery, Alabama (he
l<om genera! travelling agent for Alabuina anil Tennessee ?
To-morrow being (.'heistmas tiny, no paper will be mo
,.<ueil from thin office.
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Tin- Voice ol' tlic i*co|dc. J?
We invite the attention of our readers to the interesting 'he
proceedings of the great meeting recently held in Phila- ^
delphik, i'tr expression of the opinion of the democracy of
that city in relation to the war. and to the policy adopted |j(),
by our government in its prosecution. We regret that w? l),'t
are unable to give at length the powerful and patriotic dm
addresses delivered upon the occasion. But the resolu- JJJjj
lions adopted by the meeting with so much enthusiasm, iioi
will be found in themselves to present an unanswerable [^1'
argument as to the justice and necessity of the war on
our |>art. Among the letters from the distinguished gen
tlemen invited to (larticipate in the proceedings, but prevented
by official or other engagements, that of Mr.
Buchanan will attract, and will well rejiay, especial at- ug<
tention. ,,l?
We trust that this expression of the sentiments of the
democracy of the chief city of the Keystone State will be
promptly responded to in other parts of the 1'nion. It is not
due to the people that they should ma^e themselves ^
heard at this time upon the great subject of our policy' <-et
towards Mexico, involving as it does the most sacred of m"
our national rights and the most momentous of our national
interests. We are glad to learn from the New ^
York Globe that a movement is already in progress to .'
bring out in an impressive and commanding form the ^
sense of the democracy of that city in relation to the war .
and to its great arid just objects. The voice of a mass ^
meeting, held to consider such a subject in the commer- { ^
cial centre of the Union, must be listened to throughout
the country with high respect. " The greatest city in the
I'nion?the most thoroughly democratic one?the popula- ^
tion of which is proverbially patriotic?has not," says the
Globe, "yet spoken, in mass meeting, its opinions of the ^
war, or of the determination of the government to prosecute
it vigorously with a view to peace. We are pleased to A
learn that an expression of our city democracy 011 this be<
subject will not he much longer delayed. The subject is 19 1
?ow being agitated, and we promise that when the liv
masses of this city meet, that in point of numbers and |
enthusiasm, they will throw into the shade all pre- Ha
ceding demonstrations of the kind throughout the Union. '*a
There is no State in the Union in which the democracy y'
will sustain the national administration in its war metistire*
with greater force and more honest zeal than New p(j
York. And there is no portion of the StHte or of the vis
Union?equal in population to this city?in which the
administration will receive a more efficient and enthusiastic
support. After the holy days are over, our general
committees will arrange matters for a grand mass meet- 1
ing of onr city democracy, to sustain and encourage the ":l
national administration in its patriotic policy in reference C0J
to the Mexican war." an
We fully concur in these sentiments, and we cannot '
doubt that the meeting contemplated will he in truth a for
netting oj the people, and will declare the patriotic senti- ,ie
ment of the people in a form every way worthy both of '
the place and of the occasion. The record of its proreedings
will stand, we are assured, in proud and strik- let
ing contrast to the recent whig gathering in the same ^li
city, convened to elevate a favorite candidate to the
presidency, by sacrificing at once both the good name ?
and the best interests of his country in an attempt to relieve
our public enemies from the responsibility and the
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guilt of the existing war, and to fasten them on our own I
government. "7
Whig Attacks upon oar Army In Mexico. ma
The whig journals seem not to be content with the _J
efiorts which they have so long made, and are still R f
making, to place their country before the world in its RjC
present war policy, in the attitude of a ruthless aggressor m'
upon the rights of Mexico, whose "sentiments and con- ?
duct" towards us they proclaim to be " worthy of the . J
most magnanimous republic !" We have already called at- ser
ention to the attempt of the Intelligencer to hold up our j^1
irmy in Mexico to public odium as a perpetual ttandmg 5<>
f.rmy. We find in a number of the Louisville Journal, re- "J
ceived this morning?which, by the way, contains two lul
columns of eulogy of Mr. Clay's Lexington speech?the
following paragraphs, the spirit of the last of which
speaks for itself: m.
Tracts in Mexico.?The American Tract Society hn? al no,
" ady printed and distributed some tracts for circulation in cj,
Mexico. Considerable sums of money have been sub- ,
" rihed in aid of the enterprise. The tracts sent to Vera pr<
Cruz have been distributed among the soldiers and other '
|wrsons there, and have been road with much interest. We ' j
?e it stated that the Catholic bishop of that city not only
approves of these tracts, but has ordered one of them to be A
printed for more gem ral circulation.
Mrs. Ann Chase, the heroine who distinguished herself
at the surrender of Tampico by mounting the enemy's 2it
warlts, hauling down the Mexican flag, and then running ev,
up the stars and stripes, has informed the American Tract th?
s<*'iety that she desires to receive and to distribute as many J
f|l their publications as maybe sent to her. At her sug
ptstion, some thousands of tracts In the Spanish language
have been issued. V.
M'e hope the distribution of these tracts among the Mex- thi
icans may tend to counteract the very bad impressions of thl
fur character irhirh the ruffianly portion of our to/diers, by
'Vir infamout virtt anil rrimri, harr c<i uted I hem to entertain. n.(.
It 11 extremely pro|ier that we should show considerable so- ^,
bcitode for the salvation of Mexican souls, seeing that our lav
"thorities are d)ing all they can to send them to their final 'H!l
'l'iom beyond the grave. If we slaughter their bodies, it is ',r'
out duty to try to provide for the welfare of their souls.
We pass by the desperate and shameful falsehood E?1
which is here more than insinuated in the statement that rnr
the conduct of a portion of our army in Mexico has been
M,th as to degrade our national character. The fact is noi
W?H known, that even the victories of our troops, unpar- _
Celled a* they are, have scarcely been so remarkable as
'he humanity and forbearance and respect for the laws
civilized war which they have displayed under circumstances
of peculiar provocation. Never before, in wi
My single instance in the world's history, has an in- 0|
riding army borne itself towards the vanquished in a J
qurit so restrained and so merciful. The American jour- ivr
nal which seeks to rob our army of this high renown,
wars not only against the good name of its country and ??'
against the just fame of those who are fighting its bat- *r
ties, but alio against the notorious and manifest truth. *"
In one circumstance, indeed, the F.ouisville Journal 1
may pretend to some palliation for its course, ft may
claim that it is abusing our army in a spirit of retaliation; mi
for, beyond all question, the best and bravest of our sol- 'J*
liers in Mexico have not failed to signify their disappro- 1
Nation, in most significant and pointed terms, of the sentitnents
put forth by the whig press in relation to the war
Still, it is difficult to understand the policy which can lea 1
the whig journals thus to cover themselves with the re- im
proach of assailing our gallant armies. Every rational j"nr'
motive and every patriotic sentiment unite to protest u?
^ ^atnst such a course. But be the motive what it may be \
such publications, they will yet be marked by thepeo,
and, in connexion with the whole tenor of the whig
icy in relation to the war, they will combine to place
t party in such an attitude before the i>eople as to
ke its predominance in the country even more clearly
n it now is, a reproach ui>on the patriotism and the
le of our country.
The AnU-Ci?ld League.
'hisLeague, which at present is exercising much influe
in England, appears to be on the principle of estabting
a most extensive paper system, such as would
vitably soon create an irredeemable paper currency in
t country.
Phe following remarks on the subject we take from
New York Express:
'The anti-gold-law league in England is, at the present
ie of derangement and distress in the coinim-rcm! coin
miiy, attracting great attention. Large and increasing
etings had been held in ilic city of London, and in other
ts of thr kingdom, to disco-,-- tlie important i|uestioii
ether gold should be the basis of a currency. The tnems
of the association avow, as their principles, that
present currency system of the kingdom is wholly
menus, and must hi- altered : ami that it was this ?ys
I whieli is tin* ftt'.i-*- ill all the distress in tin* country
i; stilted ibnt the whole outlay lor foieign breadstuffthe
past twelve inotitlu Imil not exceeded twenty mil
in, ol which but eight or ten millions, at the outside, hint
n paid ui specie; and, supposing Unit the corn so iin
ted wits worth, in original value, one-lmlf of this amount,
absolute loss to the country was not over four or live
hunt?a mere drop?when it was considered that the
perty of the country was valued at fifty thousand milts.
To get back this five millions, the screw was apsd
on nil property with tremendous effect. Within that
live months, consols had fallen 15 per cent.
Totol loss .... j Jo,000,000
Hallway properties - - - 30,01X1,POO
Other property - - - 300,000,000
Total - - - 430,000,000
'And till to get back five millions of specie! Not only
1 this immense sacrifice of property taken plnce, bui
uksiiiU upon thousands of individuals had been thrown
: of employ.
' The ' League' contend and maintain that there is no
,er course left than to adopt the prinuiple that the legal
der currency of the realm ought to cousirt of exchequer
:es of the vol te of one poand and upwards. Much notehe
issued with the consent of l'orlianient, in discharge
current obligations of the .State, to an amount not to exid,
in the course of the year, the animal tuxttion of tie
mtry; the fractional parts of the pound being represented
silver nnd copper coins."
The Intelligencer of this morning publishes its fourth
ipter in review of the President's message. Wc shall
e our attention to its article in due season. But we
ill not deem it necessary to examine at length either
view of the politics.of Egypt, under Sesostris, or of
we of Persia, under Cyrus. Even Carthaginian hisy
seems to us but slightly relevant to the question of
true policy towards Mexico. The discussion of this
at subject may probably be best carried on in the light
vents which have transpired since the Christian era.
i shall endeavor to notice suitably that smaller half of
Intelligencer's article which falls within this rule.
Ve are happy to state that the Hon. S. Lahm, who has
ui confined to his room for several days by ill health,
nabled to resume his seat in the House'of Represeritaes.
,ast Day.?The Chinese Museum, at Old Fellows'
.11, closes to-morrow night, (Saturday,) and Professor
whing, the Chinese musician, sings his last song to a
uhington audience. Those wlro would see a collecn
of the greatest curiosities in the United States, an-1
rn more about the curious Chinese than can he learnotherwise
short of going to China, should not omit
iting this unique exhibition.
tt up re me Court of ilie United SUtei*
Friday, Dec. 24, 1947.
David Rumsev, jr., esq., of New York, an 1 Wm. T.
skell, ewj., of Tennessee, were admitted attorneys and
insellors of this court.
Vo. 130. John McKeon and others vs. Matthew Clyne
d others.
Ihis appeal from the circuit court of the United States
Middle Tennessee, was dismissed, by consent of parit,
upon terms filed.
\djourned till Monday, 11 o'clock.
[rJ-lVotlc*.?The Rev. Slllan Bonhoinme, a converted
v, will preach in F street Presbyterian Churcli on Sttbli
next, the 2rtrh instant, at half-past three o'clock, p. m.
ler service, a collection will he taken up in behalt of the
ticty lor Meliorating the Condition of the Jews.
Dec 24 t
fj-Sccond Prcsbytexlan Church.?The Rev. .lame*
Kimball, of New York, will preach in the Second l'res;erian
Church, situated on Now York avenue, on Sab:h
morning, at 11 o'clock.
Dec 24 '
[pThe Unitarian Church will he opened on Chrlstls
day at the usual hour, 11 o'clock, a. m. Preaching
iv he expected by the Pastor, Rev. J. II. Allen.
Dec 24
sy-Tlie Rev. Mr. Gurley, Chaplain to the House of
presentatives, will, by Divine permission, perform re I i nis
service in the Hall of Representatives on Sabbath
vrningnext, the 2thh instant, commencing at 11 o'clock.
Dec. 23
{j. A fair, or Fancy Male of useful articles, suitable
Christmas presents, refreshments. See., suitable to the
ison; for the benefit of the first Colored Presbyterian
urch, will be held ut the school room on H, near the corr
of 14th street, commencing on Christmas evening, at
'clock, and will continue open every evening (Sunday
-.epteil) for one week, Irom S to lOo'clock. Admission 12J
its. The friends, and the public generally, nre respectly
solicited to patronise the same.
Dec 22?
t.VIII.?The public are invited to attend a fair at the
Apollo Hall, commencing on Thursday evening, 23<!
itant, and to be continued every evening until further
rite object of the fair is to aid in the completion of the
urch in the First Ward.
\ splendid collection of useful and fancy articles will be
rented, mid at low rates.
Dhristntas and New Year's presents, suitable for nil ages,
rt be obtained.
Dec. 22?fit
FESTIVAL.-The liullea o 1 the Ryland Chapel
L congregation have prepared many useful anil fancy
teles, which will be exhibited for sale in the basement
Ryland Chapel, commencing on the evening of the
h, and be continued the succeeding evening and each
pning of the ensuing week, for the purpose of liquidating
church debt.
Admittance I2i cents?children half price.
Dec 22?tf
4HU18TMA* FESTIVAL.-The ladies of the eorigrega/
tion of fit. Peter's Church intend giving a festival, in
' nature of n aeries of evening entertainment*, at the
leon, 4J street and Pennsylvania nventte, to ootnmenee
Thursday evening, the 23d inst., nt f> o'clock, p. rn., and
be continued on the successive evenings ol this and the
It week. A choice collection of the delicacies of the seai
will be provided lor the gratification of those who rnav
'or them with their attendance, and n collection of very
aiitiful and appropriate fancy articles, for Chriilmat
urntt. will be offered for sale, Good music will also be
rite object of this festival is to rnise funds for the indisnsable
repair and preservation of St. Peter'* Church,
pilol Hill; Hnd when it is recollected how seldom the
inbers of that congregation have called upon others for
I of this kind, the ladies indulge the hope that this ap
a I to the liberality of their friends anil the public will
t he doomed to disappointment.
Dec 18?
The {.hint** .ffuseuns ErhlMtlon,
At ODD FELLOWS' HALL, 7th street,
(The only one in the United States,)
ten from 10, a. m., till 5, p. m.; and from 7 till 9J p. m
V addition to the collection of several hundred beautiful
Chinese paintings, life-like figures, embroidered articles
try, shell, wood, and stone carvings, and other splendid
sclinens of Chinese arts, representations of dilferenl
issc-sof society in China will be given at 4 and 8 p. m
ch day, by the Chinese attached to the museum, one of
lotn will sing a Chinese song, accompanied upon a twoingod
Chinese violin ; ntid, tor the first time in this city,
ne novel and curious feats of Chinese balancing will Ite
admittance 2.1 cent*. Children under twelve years of
e, halfprice.
V. H. Friday will be appropriated for the exclusive tul
ssihti of colored persons; and, for their better aecommotion,
three entertainments will be given by the Chinese?
t: at II a. m., and at 4 and 8 p. in.
Dec. 18?Iw
*HnIIroad and Klrsmhost Line to Hlrhmond and
16 Petersburg, Va , Charleston, 8. C., vYc.?Change o)
?rs.?The public are advised that the steamer Powliafnn
w leaves Bradley'* wharf, Washington, daily at 2 a. in..
Head of 9 a. m., as hitherto. Passengers hy tin* line reach
ederlcksburg in five, Richmond in eight, and Petersburg
ten bout* alter leaving Washington. For further partictrs,
apply to the Captain on board, or to
Deo 9?Itawlm
Krum the Boston Journal.
Tribal* to Merit.
At the annual meeting of the Boston Marine Society
held November, 1847, an ununually large number oi
members being present, the following resolutions, em
bodying a tribute of respect to the character and scrvicesol
Stephen Pleasanton, esq., Fifth Auditor of the Treasury
who, for many years, has had the light-houses on tin
Atlantic coast and on the lakes under his charge, \tcrt
unanimously adopted :
Ifhrrtat, Stephen Pleasanton, esq,, Filth Auditor of tin
Treasury Department, lias been lor many years at tin
bead of ihe light-house establishment of die baited .Suites
tod, prompted by a due rrgurd to the inlerestsof commerce
and ilie safety of navigsliop, lias made unwearied exertions
to improve (lie character of tlie light-bouses along tin
Atlantic coast, exhibiting great practical knowledge com
binrd with a judicious and energetic course of action
which, in spite at many obstacles, has been attended with
the most successful results ; therefore,
Rfiolvtd, unanimovtti/, That the " Boston Marine Socic
ty, appreciating the services which have been rendered
by this faithful and ellicient public olHcer, tender him then
acknowledgments for the same, and believe him to bo en
tilled to the approbation and gratitude ot the merchantund
mariners throughout the country.
Reso/vtd, That the treasurer be authorized to receive sub
scrtptions from the members of the "Boston Marine Socie
ty, (or the purpose of presenting a suitable testimonial, ex
hibiting the feelings of the Society towards Mr. Pleasanum,
for his exertions in behalf of the benighted mariner
A committee was appointed to carry into ellect thi
wishes of the society in regard to Mr. Pleasanton. The
committee caused the above resolutions to he transcribe!
on vellum, which was done in an elegant style by Mr
David A. Gould of this city, and enclosed in a super!
gilt frame of two feet by two feet and a half, am
transmitted to Mr. Pleasanton, at Washington, accom
ponied with the following note :
Boston, November 18, 1817.
Stephen Pleasanton, Esq.,
Hraihmqton, I). C.
Dear Sir:?To the undersigned has been committed tin
grateful task of communicating to you a vote of the Bosloi
Marine Society, which was unanimously adopted at tht
late annual meeting of that institution. It tsa well-deservei
acknowledgment of the services which for many year:
you have rendered to the mercantile community, in tin
faithful fulfilment of the duties of your responsible oltice
We leel honored in being selected to oommunicate lo yoi
the wislics of tin; society, ami 111 forwarding to you tlie ac
compelling testimonial ol resp.'ct. Tliat our country ma.\
long continue to enjoy the benefits of your services, on tin
borders of the " ureal lakes" mid on the shores of the Allan
tie, is the earnest wish of.
Dear sir, your fellow-citizen* aiul well-wishers,
Wi.nsi.ow Lewis,
John St.KKi'KK,
H. B. Forbes,
Thomas B. Curtis,
Wm. A. Wki.i.man.
To the above note Mr. Pleasanton made the following
Washington, I). C., December 3, 18IT.
Genti.emkn ; I have the honor to aeknowledge the receip
ol your letter of the lhtli ult , conveying to me a pretimhli
Hid two resolutions of the Marino Society of Boston, whicl
you inform me were, ut a lato annual meeting, unanimous
ly adopted.
These resolutions, so honorable to mo as a public man
from a society consisting ol 225 active, and 114 honorarj
member*, so intelligent and enterprising, all of whom an
immediately and deeply interested in the light house estub
lishment, and possessing the best tncuns of knowing it
condition, are lite best proof that could be afforded that inj
inxiety and exertions for tlie safety of tlie numerous pas
-eager*, mariner*, ships, and cargoes of our country ltavi
not been in vain, and the spontaneous and generou* man
uer in which the society has manifested its approbatioi
lias tny warmest thanks, and entitles it to a continuance o
my best exertions for its Welfare, which 1 scarcely need ad.
i' will receive.
No public establishment, probably, require* in a greate
degree that its management should lie kept in the sum.
hands; for, as observed by that eminent engineer of thi
Scotch light-houses, Robert Stevenson, esq., who luid beet
forty years in their service, in a letter to me some time ago
"/finel the perfecting of light-house establishment! to dclirat
iiid various a subject that tee are always learning, and,
trust, improving." To tlie long poriod, therefore, of twenty
seven years?during which 1 have been permitted by,tin
kindness of our government to conduct the light-house es
(ablisbment, ami which lias enabled me to ascertain, iron
time to time, the state of the light-houses in Great Britaii
ami France, and to adopt such improvements as were suitei
toonr country, as well as to introduce some of our own, aid
d in an important nnd elhcient manner by n highly re
spectablc and worthy citizen of your town, Winslow Lewis
esq., for the whole period, and by Win. A. Wellman, esq
of your custom-house, for a considerable though short.;
period?may lie ascribed tlie present goo.I and satisfaotor;
condition ol the light-house establishment of our eountrv.
To tlie long exjierience, intelligence, and zeal of Mr. Lew
is, our navigators ate indebted, as well its myself, for tin
faithful and admirable manner in which the lighting tippn
ratus lins been made and fitted up in most of tlie light
houses; for tlie improvements in the chandeliers and in
side burners of the lamps, of which he was the author o
inventor : nnd for the aid he has afforded me from time ?i
time in devising plans for new light-houses, beacons, am
titer minor objects connected with the establishment.
To Mr. Weilman?an oliicer of the customs of mate
years' standing, charged with the light-house duties unde
lie direction ol tlie collector?the commercial coinmunit
is well us myself nrc also im<lor obligations for his care am
iltenlion in testing and procuring oil of the best quality
wicks, and tulte-glasses, for all the light-houses, not only 01
he Atlantic coast, but on the lakes?a service obviously o
very high importance.
j when the light-houses authorized by an act of the la"
sossioq of Congress shall be completed, (several of tvhicl
ire already finished and in operation, and all of thorn, it )'
expected, will bo completed and in use early in the ensuiti)
your,) but few more will be required on the Atlantic eoasi
Experience will point out where these ought to be placed
\lanv of those now authorized will bo on the roast of Flori
da, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas?a part of our ooas
always the most dangerous, and where they have hithert
been much wanted. The whole coast, therefore, by tli
guardian care and liberality of Congress, will, in a shoi
time, be so well lighted anrf guarded by buoys and beacon*
that our navigators will have little to fear (or the want r
these necessary guides, and which will have the furthe
effect of lessening the amount to be paid by thein and ou
merchants for insurance.
I have lite honor to be, gentlemen, very respectfully, you
| obedient servant,
To Winslow Lewis, John S. Sleeper, R. B. Forbes, Titos
B. Curtis, and William A. Weltman, esqrs., committee c
the "Boston Marine Society."
Commencing Monday, Deo. 20, and every evening throng
the week.
Delineator of Eccentricities, respectfully announces that It
will introduce his humorous entertainment, consitting of
Illustrated by Living Portraits of celebrated
Interspersed with Musical Sketches?Country Courts?01
Maids?Comic Lectures?Stage Travels?Learned Ignoi
ant Women?Steamboat Trips?Long island Music?
Willi imitations of the
Hungarian Singers?Country Schools?Orations, dre.
Tickets admitting a gentleman, or gentleman nnd lady
V) cents.
Performance to commence at half-past 7 o'clock.
Dec 17?lw*
SUPRIIB STATIONICItV, <** ., for present*. Painted
papier mnche |>ortfolios( card cases, and ink
Pearl, shell, velvet, silver, procelain, anil painted porl
folios, (French,) of richest patterns ; card cases
Gold pens and pencil cases, at reduced prices, silver d
Inkslundishes, of most beautiful patterns, with Itells
New style of fancy bells
French pockctbooks and wallets
intni.l nml tililin
Writing desks, fancy papeterics, of new patterns
Every varioty of motto wafers
Pearl, enamelled, ivory, and plain penholders and pa
|ier knives
Fancy note paper and envelopes, of numerous pattern
Fine penknives and scissors, fancy paper weights
Inkstands, of all patterns and sizes, fancy cards
Ladies' Writing Companion, Ladies' Pocket Cotnpanioi
(iames for youth, pincushions, and emery hags
Wax ta|>er.s anil matches ; chessmen ami boards
Scent hags, albums, pusses, ivory tablets
Travellers chessmen, motto seals, fancy playing card
Visiting cards, Jenny Lind's note patter and waters
Jewelry boxes. Together with a large ar.il new :>?
at the lowest prices. For sale by
WM. F. I5AYLY, Stationer,
Pennsylvania avenue, between 11th and 12th streets.
Dec 20?emllitif.
BUIHKISHKn not MK to let, three-story, with hart
building, containing eleven rooms, an I situated oi
Pennsylvania avenue, Itetween 17th and lHth streets, nea
the War lfepartment. Inquire at the drug store of Wetlin
bee iY Hates, opposite the Seven Buildings, IVnnsylvanu
Nov. ft?dtf
A CARD.?The subscribers would tnke this early oocn
sion to inform their customers thnt they are having a
llieiraccounts made out, which will l>e ready (or delivery b
the 26th instant. They give this early notiee, so that no on
may be unprepared lor them. Selling always to our eu<
tomers at the lowest cash prices, we confidently count upoi
a general ami prompt attention in return.
Any one wishing their accounts previous to 26th Decern
her can get them by calling at the store.
Dec 111?lmif 1). CLAOETT <Y CO.
ffpfo FOR KKI r, the new and commodious house on I
nil it street west, now occupied by Thos. Ritchie, esq
M"l It is in n healthy and Ireautifm loi-ation, arid has ad
vantages possessed by few places of residence in Washing
ton ; a furnace which warms the whole house, hath room
kitchen range, 4re. Possession given on the 20th of thi
For terms inquire of W*. A. OogDOA, Quartermaste
General's Office, War Department,
jwly ft?fcawtl.
Vruu ok* CoinmorrlKl (ioiiKpocJtat. b<
Nxw York, Deo. 22?Wednesday, 4 i>. m.
It has always been contended by the advocates ol a liberal ^
eoinmei : tal policy and a constitutional currency, that the ^
great democratic measures being ouco adopted, would so ^
vindicate the soundness ol" their principles that opposition
must thenceforth cease. The udvocntcs ol a national
bank in Id 10 and 1841, amidst the multifarious unit ruinous ^
rates of depreciation to which local currencies were re- j.
due d, contended that those rates of depreciation were the
actual prices ol exchange, and nothing but a national blink
rould regulate them. The contusion was the greatest in
1841, when the great Clay bank was pro|>o*ed. Its oppo- *c
neuts contended that the requirement of specie payments ce
was the only regulator wanted. The bank was rejected, 81
s|>ecie payments required, and all irregularities ill the exchanges
disappeared. In pioportion to the degree in which
specie [layments restored the currency, lite "odor of na- 1'
tionality" became more faint, and llnally altogether "obso- hi
Icte." The independeut-treasiiry plan was assailed with as f
much theory, mystery, urul quackery, as the national bank
had been defended. Mr. Webster was its most determined Si
enemy ; and he seemed to be more consistently opposed to y<
it than even to Mexican pretensions, lint on no part of the si
. whole scheme did he insist more strongly than on the pbys- n
{ ical impossibility of its operation. He remarked, in one of T
I his luminous speeches, after describing the merchant going n
with u wheelbarrow and servant behind hiin to pay his tin- N
1 ties, as follows: N
' ' In the first place, how will this system work as a mere V
mode of collecting and paying out revenue 1 Let us see: O
out receipts and expenditures may be estimated enek at a|
thirty millions a year. Those who think this estimate
either too high or too low, may make the necessary allow- 1,1
ance. Here, then, is a sum ol $30,000,000 to be collected and $
, paid out every year; and it is all to bo counted?actually O
, told over dollar after dollar, and gold-piece alter gold-piece ; j(
and how many tiincs counted 1 I^et us inquire into that. ^
I The importing merchant, whoso ship hits arrived, and who
has casli duties to pay, goes to the bank for liis money, and
, the tellers count it out ; that is once. He carries it to the ei
custom-house, pays it, and the clerks count it over ; that is sr
, twice, ?V:c. * * * Thirty millions have thus to be ban- d,
died over iivo times in tlie course of a year. Government
r ollieers have, therefore, to count over $150,000,000 a year ;
which, allowing 300 working days, gives $500,tiOO per day, '*
,Vc., * * * Sir, what a money counting, tinkhng-jingImg
generation we shall be ! All the money-changers ol
Solomon's temple will he as nothing to us. Our round will 01
go tbith to all lands. Wo shall he like the king in the [J:
ditty of the nursery? q
There set the king a counting of hie money.'
Mr. President, in all soberness, is not this whole opera- e:
tion preposterous 1" $
' These were the views of Mr. Webster and his compeers, p
Had the independent treasury been never tried, Mr. Web- yi
net's views would still, as when uttered, have been looked b
upon as a miracle of wisdom. It tea* tried, however; and d
the answer to Mr. Webster is contained in the following T
extract from the report ol the Secretary of the Treasury : ii
" The amount received in specie from January, 1847, to $
December, 1847, was $49,667,886 ; and the amount uis- q
bursed in the same perns I, $48,22(1,516: showing the aggrc- p.
gale of receipts and disbursements in specie during the c
brat eleven months.ol the new system to be $96,894,402." U
The amount of countings that Mr. Webster thought "pre- Jj
postcrous" has been exceeded 60 per cent. ; yet the public p
have scarcely been assured ol the fact, nor has any merchant M
been seen with a "wheelbarrow going to pay bis duties"? ^
notwithstanding that the amount of duties paid in specie s
has been for the current year, ending December, larger "
than was ever before collected. The nett revenue from p
r customs was $31,500,000. The largest of any previous a
yeai was in 1830, $30,312,951. How decisively have these '''
- practical workings vindicated the soundness of the princi1
pies carried into effect under the present administration ti
It follows that Mr. Webster either made very ridiculous
I statements, or that the department lias been conducted
- with a skill and precision far beyond what that great sena- ^
a tor conceived possible. Hence llie failure of his predictions J
* confersuponiiisopponentsthehighestprni.se. u
] While the government has drawn #48,667,000 of specie ''
I from various sources, and poured it, through the mint, into f'
- general circulation, the amount of specie held by the hanks r
does not appear to have been iniluenced in so adverse a
> manner as it was universally predicted would be the case.
't The amount hold by the institutions of five States, in Noy
vembor, as compared with January, 1840, was as follows:
N\ York. Mass. Ohio 8. Carolina. N. Orleans. Total. .
. 1840, 7,000,080 1,838,874 1,764,448 1,847,488 3,307,370 16,838,141
p 1817, 0,107,040 3,043,074 4,804,447 084,130 7,464,003 43,890,474 "
Inc., 4,107,301 4,106,704 864,001 - 3,864,8-16 8,064,360 ?
This does not show that tendency to "absorb specie" pj
r into the hands of the treasury at the expense of bnnk0
vnults. Nor have the predicted injurious influences upon a
the general resources of the country been at all apparent ''
y in the state of the internal trade. The two great dtbouchtt ^
r of the agricultural sections of the country are the Missisv
sippi and the Erie canal. These, with their tributaries. r
' druin the whole vast surface of the western country. The
J following table will show the value of property arriving at n
1 the Hudson from tho canals, and at New Orleans from the n
Mississippi, for a series of years. The Now Orleans yeai o
t ends September 1, and the canal year at the close of No1
1844. 1846. 1848. 1847.
1 Hudson, $34,184,167 $48,3*4,331 $61,106,468 $73,094,414 _
New Orleans, 80,094,718 37.199,142 77,193,464 90,033,468 Tote),
*4,277,883 104,461,443 148,-496,640 183.123,678 ?
' These are immense tesnlts, and indicate a sum equal to a
p $70,000,(98) more money received by agriculturists in 1847 [,
than in 1840. The foreign demand at dm close of 18-16
i, swelled the value to some extent; but in 1847 both quanti- v
>f tics and values have greatly increased. Of the receipts for
' 1847, as compared with 1846, tho item of vegetable food is
r as follows:
New Orleans. Hudson. Total
1846 #(>,424,024 $22,2Sli,'J06 #28,611,82!)
1847 - 17,04!),419 41,350,486 58,3?9,9o6 r
Increase - 10,624,495 19,063,581 29,888,07b ti
This includes brendstutfs only, and the Secretary reports ||
an increase in the exports of #48,856,802 in the value ol ti
breadstutfs and provisions exported over the preceding year. 11
Th'elftC' of an export of breadstuti's, particularly if it lie ^
'' considerable, is to raise the money-value of the wbolo ptod- f,
uci; as thus: The export of the last year lias kept the price #1 v
per libl. lugher than ior the formor year; consequently the
e farmers obtain that advance, not only upon what goer ?
abroad, hut upon what is sold at home also. The quantities [j
nf ilnnr nnd wliont delivered Oil the Hudson, nnd hi New
Orle.yni, reduced to bbls. ofllour, have been as follows: a
1846. 1847.
fibU. Prion. Voluo. Ilbls. Price. Vnlue
Hudson. 3.661,441 $5 06 $18,418,906 4,780,607 $6 87 $33,800,986
tl N. Orleans, 1,038,878 1 60 4,678,60 1 3,034,498 6 60 10,816,706
Totel, 4,808,319 $93,018,409 6,816,196 43,70etU3 '
Under an estimate of 2j,000,000 bbls. ofllour on the whole
crop, the exports having raised the money value 91 60 per
' bbl.. the cash vnlue of the wheat crop has realized to the
producers 937,000,000 mora money than did the same
quantity last year. This enhanced price has been paid by
- tlie manufacturers, who were obliged to compete for the pro
dueo witli those foreign customers that they have so long
sought to exclude from the market. The money value ol
t. other articles, particularly Indian corn, has been improved
in the same ratio ; and the whole sum is at least ?50,000,000
0 by which grain-growers have benefitted by the improved
commerce of the country. This has been the broad basis
ol the national prosperity, anil the prospect of the coming
year holds out nearly as favorable anticipations. By the |
packet of November 18, all the letters spoke of better pros
peels for breadstutfs, and generally concurred in represent
' ing the wants of Ireland as large as last year. The general
, export trade will bo prosperous, and the stocks remaining
on the seaboard are not such as to admit of large exports
Last year doalors were very much deceived in the supply,
11 which, at the close of navigation, was put down at 400,0011
bhU., and afterward turned out to be over 900,000 bbls. r
The present estimates of stocks are 41X1,000 to 700,000 bbls.
s This will throw a considerable export demand upon tin
south lor supplies. The break ill tbo Pennsylvania canal
' may cut oil some receipts from that quarter ; but otherwise ?
' it is expected that the south .will furnish fair quantities ei
Under these circumstances, agricultural prospects nro fair
The late anil present money pressure has had the effect ol ''
_ diminishing orders for foreign goods; and it is not supposed |?
k that importers have ordered for lb ;, spring to their usual ,v
n extent, and speculation in goods is much less apparent vi
r This circumstance, occurring when the country is, through '>
agricultural prosperity, able to consume n large nmount
11 of goods, is eminently favorable to manufacturers. The
qunntity of goods now coming in is less than last year
From the 1st to the 17th of December, the imports have
II been ns follows: p
y Importi nt thr port of Xrtr York from Utrembtr Isf to Yllk.
e Specie. Free goods Dutiable. Total. Duties. ?
184ft, $69.1186 $416,088 $9,336,798 $9 808,808 $716,768 r.
II |H4fl, 19,815 333,664 3,740,879 1.087,341 710 934
1847, 33.098 63,747 3,183,378 3,979,063 668,418
The duties received this year are less in proportion than
the diminution of the import of dutiable goods ; a circumstance
which arises, to some extent, from release of,good*
in bond last year, alter the low duties took effect. The
| diminution of dutiable goods arises in some degree from
the money pressure. The goods now coming in are mostly a
. lor the southwestern dealers, who usually make their np ')
pearance here earlier than ordinary spring sales com J J
1 tnenee While the impoits seem thus to decline, the exports
of produce are increasing, in accordance with the (,
state of the market* in England, as represented in the laet o
lvices ; uiid the puckot of December 4 i* looked for witl
doubled interest, but favorable new* sec in a geneially t'
j expected.
The market for tlour has been dull, under the coiabluei
itluenceof holyday Week anil expected new*. Holder
e, however, iirtn under the state of thing* alluded to above
mall tales common Genesee at #<> 124 a 8ti 18j ; pure do
fi 37J a $0 60; Ohio fancy ?6 75; Michigan SO 25; com
on Ohlp #1) 374 ; Petersburg #0 60. The aggregate snUir
the week are some 30,000 barrels?of which, oue-tlliri
r export; which operation was checked by an advance it
eights, and the increased firmness of holden oonsequen1
iron the cold weather.
The supply of wheat in the market is not largu, an.!
luthern millers are the chief buyers. Prime Genesee 14<
tnU; Ohio and good western 12J? a 1*) cents ; white Vir
nia 130 cents; inferior western IDS cents.
For corn there has been an active export demand at an
lprovement of 2 cent*. There have been considerable
lantitics sent to Liverpool from lirst hands, who hav?
ten holding for a rise, having received at high contracts
f 100,000 bushels shipped, one-half was hy owners. The
lipping demand for corn applies mostly to round yellow
3me time since, white would command 8 cents more than
rllow for shipment. Now, the reverse is the case. Conderable
losses are incurred 011 corn not sent to market in
proper state. To be marketable, it must be dry and clean
his can be done at home cheaper than here, and thus save
inch trouble and expense. Sales northern white 85 cents;
ew Orleans pure do., round, 85 cents, bags included ;
ew Orleans mixed 75 cents. Sales rye 86 cents In the slip
r'estem meal $3 3-1. II ye flour #4 50. Barley 80 cents
ats 23 cents. In pork the market is unsettled. As new
rrives more freely, old becomes lass saleable. Sales
less 9'^ a 912 25; prime 98 & 8s 12J- Mess beei
8 75; prime 9& 62J. Lard, new, inferior, 7 cenls.
hio butter 10 cents ; cheese 6fc a 7 cents; rise 93 37 a $'A
1; flaxseed 91 35; tallow 84 a 8|. Tobacco, 50 hhds
entucky and Virginia leaf, 4J a 64 For wool there has
sen more inquiry. Buyers demand lower rates, and holdrs
are inclined to meet them; sales some 30,0)0 poun.Is,
ty Saxony fleece, 45 a 55 ; three-quarters blood 35 a 40 ; full
j. 37 a 40; common 30 a 32. Cash will do better than credit,
relglits are very firm, and engagements will be light until
le arrival of the steamer.
The cotton market, as usual, on the approach of a steamr,
has been dull. The receipts at all the ports, as comared
with last year, show a decline ol 66,315 bales. The
notations remain as lust week.
The money market retains its stringent feature. The
(ports of specie for the last week have been 9-186,000, and
255,000 Irom Boston, which includes the amounts sent by
ackots. The wants of the government for the coming
ear are made active use of, not only by politi- si partisans,
ut by speculators, to "bear" the market and enhnnce those
ifliculties that originated the misconduct of the banks,
'he amount to be paid in dividends on various stocks
) this market on the 1st of January, is not far from
3,000,000, and islookod forward to as a means of relief,
he stock market remains very dull. Prices aie as follows
>r United Stutes, dividend off:
nitcil States ?'s, 1887 . - Ml a 994
nited States fl's, 1983 - - 9H| a 99
nited States 6's, lbJS " - W a ?(
nited Slates A's, 18A3 - 91 a 914
lexican indemnity . - 90 a 97
. States treasury notes ti's, - 99( a 991
ew York 7'?, tW8 . - 100 a 1WJ
ew York ?'?, 1869 - ? a 109
hiol A's, 1?W - 90 a 99
hio 7's, . 1014 ? ""J
linois) ft, - M 36
lal'ama A's, ... 69
suniylvania A's, ... 734 U 794
Tho message of the governor of Alabama, advising taxn011,
may produce some good effect. Yours,
f OST, this day, in this city, a Uold Locket, with the iniLi
tials "C. L. E." marked on the outside; und on the
iside, "To the memory of E. E.,obt. February 7, 1840."
is valuable to the loser, as containing the hair of a deBased
friend, which cannot be replaced. The tinder will
e generously rewarded by leaving the same at Willard's
ity Hotel.
Idee. 24
The Museum of Fashion, Fancy, and Curiosity.
rllE subscriber invites all those in want of rich and beautiful
articles in bis line, to call at his old established
ore, where they will be sure to find something to please
lein, antiquarians in particular.
His stock of watches are of the choicest kind ; those most
rcommended are from the manufactory of Joseph Johnson,.
5 Church street, Liverpool, together with many others of a
ke celebrity.
The jewelry consists of London and Paris manufacture,
s well as home fashion and fancy. All articles in his
ne, which are very numerous, will be sold at New York,
'hilndelphia, and Baltimore prices.
rKACHEK WANTED.?Tilt; subscriber wiklies to employ
an assistant who is suitably qualified to teach the
rrncli language and the ordinary English branches. He
lust be a single man, of industrious habits, and unexceponable
character. His duties will commence on the ltlth
f January, 1848. Address (post paid)
Principal of Warren Green Academy,
Warrenlon, Virginia.
Dec. 24?3tawlwcp*
rUVKMILE Books from LondonThis day opened by
I F. TAYLOR a small collection Irom London of book's
ir youth of various ages, of a superior character of stylo
nd finish. Also a few French juvenile books imported by
.imself direct Irom Paris.
Colored toy books, both English and American, in great
Dec. 24
Official Notice.
War dxparimikt, Adjutant General's Ofeicr,
Washington, December 24, 1847.
rO enable this office to answer promptly, or at all, the
very numerous applications daily received for inlormaion
rilalive to private soldiers, it is absolutely necessary
hat the applicant should, in all cases, furnish such particuars
concerning the person inquired after as he may he able
o give?such as (if regulars) the time or place of enlistnent,
regiment or company to which the soldier belongs,
vhere born, personal appearance, and when and where
apt heard from, Jce.; if volunteers, the time and place of
nrolment, regiment and company in which serving, and
vhen and where Inst heard from.
Unless sonic particulars be given so as to furnish some
lew to a search lor the information sought among many
liousnnd names, it will be seen how extended, and often
opeless, must be any attempt to answer the numerous calls
espeoting the non-commissioned officers and soldiers of the
rmy. R. JONES, Adj. Gen.
Dec 21?6t
South Sixth street, near Coleman's Hotel.
Jr. Kh.mirtk is most happy to announce to his friends and
the public that on
The first of those lovely and beautiful exhibitions of the
'rom New York, will rake place, illustrating Mythology,
Sacred and Modem History, and the Fine Arts, by living
male anil female artistes of the company. The models
will revolve on Canova's Pedestal, brilliantly illuminated,
nrranged with classical accuracy, poetical beauty, and
refined elegance. Those personifications have been pronounced
by the most eminent judges in Europe to be a
perfect living embodiment of tbe works of the great
masters in
in consequence OI 1110 rrmniious expousr ui iuis cugiigcleut,
tne pr.c -s of Admittance must necessarily be, to the
'nrquette #1?Upper Tier 50 cenls.
lr. Kiliniste also bogs leave to announce that the Model
Artistes will bo succeeded by a talented dramatic company,
including the popular arid well-known
MRS. BURKE, or Philadelphia.
fay-Doors o[>en at 7 o'clock?curtain rises at 74 precisely.
Dec 21?3t
[MlF", Industrial History of Free Nations, *4 vols
octavo, by McCulloch, Ijondon, 1847.
The Battle lor Native Industry, being the debate on the
orn lnws, on the corn importation and customs' duties
ills, and on the other financial measures of the governtent
(British) in Parliament session, 184fi, reprinted with
ntire accuracy ; 2 vols., London, 1K47.
Mncgregor's Commercial Statistics of the United Stales?
teir productive resources, commercial legislation, customs
irilfs, commercial tarills, navigation, port and quarantine
iwsand charges, shipping, imports and exports. Arc., A'c.,
c , by John Macgregor, secretary of the board of trade, 1
ol., octavo, London, 1847. Just im|<orted from Ijondou
Also, the British Consul's Hand Book
Porter's Progress ol the Nation. 3 vols.
Crawford's Philosophy of Wealth
The Royal Kalendar and British Red Book, for 1847
Facts and Figures?a periodical record of statistics ap- 1
lied to current questions 1
Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, new Edinbtigh edition, <
amplete in I vol.
Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, 4th vol., with notes
am Ricardo, Chalmers, Malthns, M. t rnrnier, nnd other
minent political economists ; and his Life, hy Dugnld
Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, notes nnd additions,
y McCnlloch, 1 vol. ,
McCuIloch's Principles of Political Economy
MoCulloch on Taxation and the Funding System
McCuIloch's Literature of Political Economy
McCuIloch's Commercial Dictionary, London copy, with
11 the maps, charts, Stc.; and many others, just (or recentr)
imported from London, including all that Is new and
uxt that is valuable upon all the various branches of potical
Books, stationery, periodicals, mathematical instruments,
or anything else,) imported to order from London, Paris,
rapy part of Europe. FRANCE TAYLOR,
From oar (Tew York Oiawpaukiit
New Your. Decerubor 23, 1847.
A meeting of merchants and others hat been called for
o-inorrow afternoon at the Exchange, in relation to alleged
'Irregularities and delays In the transmission of the mail
letweeu this city and New Orleans, aud to devise means to
entedy these great evils." Mo far as one portion of die
onto is concerned?by the Richmond railroad?the "delays
md irregularities" are abundantly explained by the coinnuniealion
of lite Postmaster General to Mr. Hoggin, and
the fault shown to rest entirely with the railroad company.
It is more than probable that the whole derangement of the
New Orleans mail is traceable to this cause.
The New England Society has its annual dinner this evening.
It is understood that many gentlemen of distinction
ivill be present as invited guests; among them, Bishop
Hughe* lias been invited to say grace. 1 remark the fact;
because a Catholic bishop entertained as an honored guest
.tt the board of the descendants of the Pilgrims, seems to
me a sign of the times scarcely loss notable than die great
Tabernacle meeting in lavor of the Pope.
The telegraph startled the town yesterday with a rojiort
that Generals Worth and Pillow, arid Lieut. Col. Duncan,
hud been placed under arrest by Gen. Scott for an impropeu
correspondence. Later dates front the city of Mexico (to
merchants in town) say not a word of it, and the story is
generally discredited, to the really very great relief of the '
public mind. The same advices throw great doubts on the
news ol tho Mexican army having pronounced in favor of
Santa Anna, or of his advance on the city of Queretaro, to
assume the reins of government. The whole of that telegraphic
bulletin is strongly disbelieved.
The head money tax case now lie fore the United States
Supreme Court is regarded with much interest bare.
Apart lrom the distiucdon of the counsel engaged on both
sides, the matter involved is one of great importance to the
welfare of the State and city.
The terrible flo'Hl at tho west, and its sad effects, are fell
almost as painfully here as in Ohio, or any of the adjoining
States. 1 doubt not some general movement for the relict
of the sufferers will soon be made in our city, ever ptompt
with her warm heart and open hand at the call of humanity.
The returns of immigrants arrived at the various ports < f
Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and New Orleans,
Irom the 1st of January, 1847, to the 1st of Oetobc-,
this year, show an aggregate immigration in that peril I
of 233,798, against 151,662 for the corresponding mouili*
last year. The whole number this year, nt all those port-,
will probably eomo up to a quarter of a million; io s.i/
nothing of those immigrants that have come in by way t f
Canada, equal perhaps to 25,000 more. Thus it is that the
misfortunes of one-half the world are forever adding to the
population?that is, to the strength, wealth, and resources
of the other half.
Except in a few of the wards, the whig general cotnmi - 1
tees (old and young) for the ensuing year are elected. Not ? I
one Taylor man has yet been heard of among them, nor
any other man, except a Clay man and " no surrender."
A form of the typhus fever rages with unusual severity at
the quarantine on Slaten island. One hundred andthirteeu :
new eases were admitted last week, and three physicians,
thirteen nurses, and the steward have been taken down. :
Thomas Boyd, of this city, has just recovered, in one of }
our courts, a verdict of $750 against the Harlem Railroad '
Company, for the unskilful or furious driving by one of
their servants, whereby he was thrown out of his cart, his '
leg broken, ami he was otherwise injured. .
Notwithstanding the new tariff, the coal interest of Penn- '
sylvania seems as far from "ruin" as her iron manufacture.
Annexed is an estimate, from good data, of the
amount of anthracite coal sent to market this season from *
that State i
Delaware and Hudson canal, Honesdale - - 383,206
Rending railroad and canal ----- 1,5(12,181 '
North Branch canal - 15(1,000 i
Lehigh - (153,765 j
Pine Grove ...... - - 54,444
Swatara railroad ....... 44,456
Mill Creek railroad ------- 267,087
Schuylkill Valley railroad ..... 327,325
Mount Carbon and Port Carbon railroad - - 473,196
Mine Hill and Schuylkill Haven railroad - - 688,610
Mount Carbon railroad ...... - 237,463
Total 4,685,732
worth, at an average of $5 per ton, very nearly 623,500,000
The amount of bituminous coal is estimated at 10,000,000
bushels ; bringing tlie whole value of the coal products of
Pennsylvania to near forty miUion* of dollars!
The hard keen frost of yesterday has mitigated this morning,
and there has been a sprinkling of snow, with a promise
of more. ZED.
From our Baltimore Correspondent.
JJai.timoxe, Dec. 23?5 p. m.
Preparationi for Chrittmm.?A terrific *cms in Philadelphia.?Tiu
Market*, ft.
The preparations for the Christmas holydays this season
are more extensive in Baltimore than I have ever before noticed
them ; and if the weather continues clear to-morrow
and the next day, an immense business will be done by
tbo dealers in gifts, books, Arc. (CJ
The Philadelphia papers contain accounts of quite a se- . J
rious ocourrenco at Raymond & Waring'* menagerie on
Wednesday afternoon. The immense elephant Colmnbus >
turned on one of his keepers?Mr. Wm. Kelly?and threw f
him up several times, breaking both of his legs, and otherwise
injuring him. lie then became unmanageable, and !|
broke several of the cages with hyenas, wolves, &c., in
them, and continued to break things generally for more
than nn hour, when he was captured by the aid of a rope ?
cable, which was twined around his legs, and by the goading
with pitchforks and spears in the hands of the keepers. '
A cannon was brought to the menagerie and loaded, with
the intention of killing him if he had attempted to break
open the enges containing the lions and tigers.
There have as yet been no tidings received from either of
the ocenn steamers.
The Markets.?In the Baltimore market, this morning,
Hour was unsettled. Dealers generully are holding ofT for
the news of the steamer now due, and looked for with great
anxiety. No sules have been made. Holders of Ilowani
street brands generally ask 96 371; the last sales were at L
96 31. Tho stock of City Mills is very light. It is generally
held at 96 374 ; seme ask 96 50. Rye flour 95 77; corn r
meal 93 50. The supply of wheat is moderate and price* I
firm ; sales to-day of good to prime reds at 130 a 137 cents ;
white 137 a 112 cents, and family Hour do. at 142 a 150 cents. j
Corn is in good request, and prices advanced ; sales of white I
at 61 a 63 cents, and of yellow at 63 a 66 cents; considerable jj
demand for shipment. Oats, Maryland, 85 a do cents ; Vir- !
ginia 38 a 42 cents; rye 88 a 90 cents; cloverseed 94 25 a '
94 50; flaxseed 130 cents.
We quote mess beef at 912 ; No. 1 910, and prima
98. Sales small. Nothing doing in pork. Bacon is selling
in small lots at 6 a 6| cents for old western shoulders, and
6k a 7 cents for sides ; small snles of city cured shoulders at fl
74 ? k cents, and of sides s&ino rates. Sales of hams at 10k IJ
a 11 cents, and of fair old western at 8 cents. Western lard
in kegs 8cents, and barrels 7k cents. '
Small transactions in whiskey. 1 quote hogsheads at 27k
and barrels 28k cents per gallon.
At auction, to-day, 107 hogsheads new crop New Orleans
sugar sold at 94 65 n 95 05.
At New York, this morning, there was rather an active
inquiry for flour, but tho sales were small at 96 25 a 96 37k i
for Genesee; 96 a 96 12k f?r western and Oswego, and
96 50 for southern, Howard street, and Georgetown. Corn
meal Arm at 93 25 a 95 314- ?
Holders of whont are very Arm, but buyers do not meet
them freely. Genesee, prime white, 138 a 140 cents ; mixed j'
I.HI a I.MCeni'i ; rru lOl U l?p WIIUI. ?a/iu u hi nirauy icquest
for shipment and the eastern market. Hales or about !
12,INN) bushels at 77 a 78 cents for mixed, and 83 cents for ?round
yellow. Oats 50 cents. Rye and bailey in good request.
Provisions are rather quiet. Sales very small, and lower
prices than those now asked would be taken for jrork and
The prices of cotton arc in favor of sellers, but transactions
are very small; dealers arc awaiting the steamer?
about 900 bales were taken.
Whiskey is dull at 26 a 26$ cents.
At Philadelphia, this morning, dealers in breadstuff*
were generally holding back for the steamer. Pennsylvania
brands held at $6 50. Corn meal 99 25 a #9 87. Rye
flour $3 75. Wheat is scarce; prime red commands 140
cents, and white do. 145 a 153 cents. Yellow corn 62 a 63 ,
cents, and in good request. Oats 40 cents. Rye 88 a 9l)
AF"?TflsiIHHKD House Iter rent on the Rsathwrstsni
corner of I2th and F streets ; or gentlemen can have
furnished rooms, or suites of rooms, by making immediate
application. The house is situated m the most convenient I
and healthy part of the city, whore families and gentlemen 1
can bo supplied with their meals from Fuller's Hotel, Wtl- y
lard's City Hon 1, and OM or two restaurants. M
I)?c 18?3t* il
Philadelphia, has just opened at her establishment, over I
Fuller's Drug Store, corner of Twelfth street end Pennsyl 1
vania avenue, an assortment of bonnets, head-dressae, cans, 1
flowers, and ribands, to which she would respectfully In- j]
V.te the sttention of the ladies ol Washington and its v.cin- [1
Itjr. Entranoa on 12tb street D*o 1S?K* I

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