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BBS n : r PRICE ONE CENT. SOUTn CAROLINA THAT ACCI DENTAL SHOT. The Charleston correspondent of tho Phila delphia Inquirer, (Republican,) writing on March 8th, gircs the following explanation of the " accidental " shot fired ot Fort Sumter on that day : ".On passing down Meeting street late last night, I saw that the official resilience of Gov ernor Pickens, and the headquarters of General Beauregard, were still open and illuminated. I saw messengers past from one building to tho other, and imagining that some coup d'etat was in preparation, I determined to be up early this morning,andontho lookout for squalls. About hulf past lour, a boat left the bnttery.containing General Ilcaurogard and staff, and within an hour from that timo the guns commenced firing blank cartridges, and nt about half past six a ball vas fired, which struck Fort Sumter near tho gate. I was watching most intently with my glass, and saw Major Anderson, who had been watching the whole of tho proceedings, open hla battery on thnt side. A boat which, strange to say, was in the most convenient spot for the purpose was instantly dispatched un der a flag of truce. Major Anderson mercifully awaiting its arrival. An apology was made to him, in which he was assured that the shot was "purely accidental" tho officer in command having no idea that the gun contained a ball. You can take these different facts, in connec tion with each other, and put upon them your own construction. Having moved nbout Charleston a great deal lately, and having heard the almost unanimously expressed opin ion that Major Anderson would capitulate on the first attack. I have no hesitation in saving that it was a plot, the design of which was to test his lojalty to his country and his country's flag. I nm happy to tell you that they are per fectly satisfied, or rather entirely dissatisfied, that Major Anderson is neither a coward nor a traitor. Tho men who expected that he was of Twiggs's calibre are entirely deceived, and the promptitude with which he opened his bat tery this morning proves that traitors need ex pect no quarter from him. " I havo heard from the best authority to-day that General Beauregard considers the artillery wholly inefficient to rednce Fort Sumter, and decides that it must be shelled. If ho had any doubt before, ho must have been convinced this morning. Singularly enough, it was one ot tho largest guns on tho Point tbat was ac cidentally ' discharged this morning, and one of thoso nearest to Sumter. It only 'grazed tho skin ' off tho .walls, and was otherwise harmless." Jackson's Reconciliation- with Benton. Rut the most remarkable case of reconciliation was that which occurred between Gen. Jackson and Col. Thomas II. Benton, whose brother Jesse's bullet Gen. Jackson still carried about with him, embedded in tho flesh of bis left arm. " Well," exclaimed Col. Benton, in ono of his letters of this period, " how many changes in this life I General Jackson is now sitting in the chair next to me, and ho took it for the session. Several Senators saw our situ ation, and offered mediation. I declined it. upon the ground that what has happened could neither be explained, recanted, nor denied. After this, we wcro put upon tho same committee. Facing mo ono day, us wo sat in our scuts, ho said to me, ' Colonel, wo aro on tho same com mittee i I will give vou notice when it is neces sary to attend.' (lie was chairman, and had the right to summon us.) I answered, ' Gene ral, make the timo to suit yourself; it will ho convenient for mo to nttencl at uny time.' In committee wo did business together just as other persons. After that, ho usked mo how my wife was, and I asked him how his wilb was. Then ho called and left his card nt my lodg ing Andrew Jackson for Col. Benton nndlndy ; forthwith I called nnd left mine Colonel Ben ton for (icneral Jackson. Since then wo havo dined together at several places, and vesterday at the President's. I made him tho first bow; he held forth his own baud, and we shook hands. I then introduced him to my wife, and thus civil relations aro perfectly established be tween us. Jackson has gained, sinco ho has been hero, by his mild and conciliatory man ner." Pitoi'osED Secession ok a Countv. Tho Nashvillo (Tenn.) Democrat has tho following : " Franklin county is ono of the half dozen in this State in which disunionists were elected. Tho returns had not well been lodged with the Secretary of Stato before the disorgunizcrs offer their first fruits on the altar of secession nothing moro nor less than tho defection of tliat county irom tuo atnto, lor ine purpose oi joining Alubnma. Wo much doubt if that part of Alabama tuoy oro so anxious to join would feel flattered bv the ncnuisition the less so from the fact that North Alabama wants to join Tennessee, becanso of her late glorious stand fur tho Union. Hero aro tho resolutions : " ' Jlesohed, Thtit wo earnestly petition tho Legislatures of Alabama and 1 en ucssce, I urougli them, and bv ourselves, and ull other author! ties that can givo us any aid in the matter, to chanrra tho lino between the States so as to transfer tho county of Franklin to the Stato of Alabama, unless, beforo this can be done, Ten nessee secedes from tho Union, thereby giving to us a Government having our consent. And that copies of this and the next resolution be sent to the Governors of Alabama and Tennes see ns early as can be. " ' llesolced, That, upon tho conditions of the fifth resolution, we declare ourselves out of the Union, subject to be ratified by the States of Alabama and Tennessee, as provided in said resolution, which wo again earnestly request may be early attended to.' " Here wo have secession carried to its full ex tent. For, if a Stato has a right to secede, why has not a county the same right ? N. Y. Ex press. An Oi.ioarciiv. Tbe State of South Carolina contains 20.007 plantations, containing 4,072,- 651 acres of improved and 12,145,049 acres of unimproved land valued ut $82,131,C81 ; aver aging to each, 511 acres. Tho Government is based on the Constitu tion of 1790, and tho amendments added to it at various periods. The right to vote requires n. freehold of 50 acres in ordinary cases. The Legislature is elected annually. A Senator must bo 30 years old, a resident citizen five years, and if resident in the district, must own a freehold worth 300 ; if non-resident, 1,000, Representatives must havo resided in the Stato three years j if resident in tho district, must own a freehold of 500 ncros.und 10 negroes, or real estate worth 160 j if non-resident, must own renl estate worth 500. The Governor is chosen by the Legislature, and must havo re sided in tho State 10 years, and be possessed of a settled estate worth 1,500. The Lieu tenant Governor is chosen, and must be quali fied in like manner. Tho people do not vote directly for Governor or for President. Thera is no middle class in South Carolina. The population consists (out of the towns, which aro few) of planters and a sort of peasantry. The delegates to tho Legislature are fre quently elected by a dozen voters, (large land holders,) and tbe affair is not uncommonly set tled nt the dinner-table. Trade is considered as not exactly suitable to a gentleman. Merchants (retail) aro called " shopkeepers," aud are not upon a social cnuallty with the planters. Norfolk ( Va.) Her ald. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. " -Tub Heavens. Tho planet Mercury may now be seen a short time after sunset, passing from its superior conjunction to its greatest elongation, when it is in its greatest brilliancy. About twelve or fifteen degrees west of the Pleiades may bo seen the planet Mars, of in ferior brilliancy. In the cast may be Been tho planet Jupiter, in its great brilliancy, being superior lo any other body in the heavens. Passing east, by Regulus, and distant about ten degrees, may be seen the planet Saturn, also in its greatest brilliancy. Count Cavour, it is currcntlv stated, has tiro- posed and been accepted by an English lady holding a distinguished place at the Court of Queen Victoria, and whose titlo belongs to a high grade of nobility. It is added, thnt as soon as matters are somewhat more settled in Italy, the marriage will take place. Love in Death. A few days ago, a young lady in East Boston, Massachusetts, who had consented to the last wishes of her lover, sick with consumption, named William Bicker, to be united to him before he died, arrived at tho appointed hour in her bridal robes only to find that he hud died an hour before. Proof of Rationality. A man residing in a neighboring town, at some distanco from a near relative, received a message ono cold evening in December to hasten to his residence, as ho was in a dying state. When bo arrived, ho was told that his relative was a little better, but that his reason had entirely left him. The sick man presently turned his head, saying, in a faint voice : "Who 18 that?" He was informed that it was his relative. " Oh, ah," said he, " ves. ves. He must be n-cold. Make him a good warm toddy yes, a toaay. " I guess he ain't crazy," said tho visiter to tho friends standing round, " he talks very ra tionally." Colorado and Nevada are Spanish words. Colorado means colored, generally reddish, nnd is the name given to several rivers in America. Nevada means as whito as snow. A Secret of Eloquence. I owo my suc cess in lil'o to ono single fact, viz : that at tho ago of twenty-seven I commenced and con tinued for yeurs, tho process of daily reading and speaking upon the contents of some his torical and scientific book. Theso off-hand efforts were made sometimes in a corn-field, nt others in tho forest, and not unfrequently in some distant barn, with the horse and ox for my auditors. It is to this early practico in the great art of all arts that I am indebted for tho primary aud leading impulses that stimulated mo forward, and shaped and moulded my entire subsequent destiny. Improve, then, young gentlemen, tho superior advantages you hero enjoy. Let not a day pass without exercising your power of speech. Thcro is no power like that of oratory. Cresar controlled men by ex citing their fears ; Cicero, by captivating their affections and swaying their passions. The in fluence of tho one perished wjlh its author, that of the other continues to this day. Henry Clay. Brief out Sufficient. A Boston corres pondent (a lawyer of thirty years' standing) of tho Portlaud "Argus" has tho following: "Judge Curtis was engaged as counsel lor a client in a patent case, (tho matter relating to a certain machine for burring wool.) Tho case had been long been contested, aud various de cisions had been given, chiefly in favor of the client of Judge Curtis. A motion was mudo for an injunction against tho uso of the plain till a patent Judge Curtis being for the plain tiff, but making no argument to sustain the mo tion beyond tho mere reiteration of certain ad mitted facts. The defendant's counsel occupied severul days of the attention of the court in re ply to the motion. Ho was so loquacious made, as ho thought, such a mighty spread us to lead himself to supposo that ho must prevail upon tho court to reject the motion. Ho con cluded his speech, whereupon, Judge Curtis replied : "'Muvit pleaso vour Honor, I have heard all tho remarks of my learned brother, but I do not think it is necessary to say anything in re ply.' "Judge Curtis took up his hat and umbrella, and left the court. The motion for an injunc tion was grunted." The Aie of Fortv-Six. Thomas Hood died nt tho ago of forty-six, at tho very moment when he had excited thegreatestexpectations. 'Ibero seems to bo a fatality at this period of life for a certain class of intellects, nearly as great as that which has rendered the age of thirty-seven dangerous to the. higher ranks of artistic ge nius to Kaphael, to Mozart, lo uurns, to uyron. His the graud climacteric of a soldier's aud the statesman's life. At forty-six, Pitt gave up the ghost, and passed away in tho prime of his power. At forty six, Napoleon lost tho battle of Waterloo, and ended his career. At forty six, Wellington won that battle, and may bo said almost to have commenced his civil career. At forty-seven, Nelson's hour had cotno at Tra falgar. In literature, we find that Spenser died at at forty-six, Addison at forty-seven, Gold smith at forty-six, Hood at forty-six. Harvard College. The Massachusetts Legislature has chosen for overseers of Har vard College, Messrs. H.B. Wheelwright of Bos ton, Thomas Russell of Taunton, Asa French of Bralntree, F. W. Crocker of Barnstable, and A. A, Miver of Boston, GEORGETOWN ADVERTISEMENTS. George B. Lipscomb Is our authorized agent for Georgetown. Subscriptions and fdvertise ments may be left at his store, No. 113 High street. The paper will be promptly delivered to subscribers. PROTECTION. "Now let thoe tijuu wlio ne'er Insured before, Anil lhoe who Lave, let them insure tbe more." Tho Potomac Fire Insurance Company of Georgetown, D. C, CltAItTEItl-.n 11 V OONURK88, IPII. STOCKHOLDERS PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE! THE Stockholders and Directors embrace many of the most wealthy and respectablo citizens of this District. JOHN MARBURY, President. HENRY KINO, Secretary. AMOS HUNT, Travelling Agent. Office and residence No. 51 North A street, Capitol Hill. Box 454. City Post Office. Orders attended to Immediately. Losses paid promptly. Care (ot home, and horn will care for us. nov 20 THE ROYAL TURKISH TOWELS. Bathing Sponges, Velvet Sponges, Bath Qloves. Brown Windsor Soap, Honey Soaps. Lubln's Soaps and Extracts. Genuine German Cologne, all sizes, wick ers and plain bottles. Bazln'i Soaps and Extracts. Phalon's Soaps and Extracts. Pomades of all kinds. Hair Tonics, Ac. With a full assortment of new Perfumery. Hair Brushes, Combs, Tooth Brushes. Fresh Medicines, Pure Chemicals, Ac Just received ut OILMAN'S New Drug Store, 350 Penn. Av. Congress, Empire, Saratoga, Bedford, Blui Lick, and White Sulphur Waters, always os bund, as above. dec 3 B. SIEGEL, 391 renn. av., between Four- and-a-halj and Sixth its., (south side,) Importer and wholesale dealer in WINE, BRANDY, GIN, CORDIAL, &c DRUGGISTS, Grocers, and Liquor Dealers, will find It to their advantage to give me a call. I will stll the goods direct from the Uus-tom-House at New York prices. Old Cincinnati Rye Whisky always on band, with a choice assortment of Wines, Brandies, Gins, Cordials ic. dec 3 3m Massachusetts Clear Mess Pork For sale low by FROWNING A KEATINO, Fern .nvenne, near Sixth street. FOR RENT, IN tho fifth ward, n Two Story and Attic Frame House, containing eight Rooms, within three or four minutes' walk of the Capitol, on East Capitol street; No. 108. Rent, $10.50 per month. Inquire of II. L. THOMAS, Third street east, No. 4U8, or of ihe undersigned, corner of High and Bridge streets, Georgetown, mar 7 tf T. J. HCKSLER. FOR RENT, ATHREE-story Brick House, containing eight rooms, in good order, with gas fixtures com plete, on II street, between Fourth and Filth. Also, a two-story brick COTTAGE, with largo yard attached, comer of F street north nnd Four teenth street east. To punctual nnd reliable tsnunts the terms will be moderate. Apply at HO Twelfth street, between G and II. dt29 tf Chartered by Congress. THE MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE COM PANY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA offers to the Property Owners of the District the cheapest nnd as safe means of Insurance against Loss by Fire, as any other Company, as will ap dear by an examination of Its principles. The fact that all of the Insurance Companies of the District are declaring large dividends to their stockholders, at once shows the great profit on their premiums, and the consequent caving to persons Insuring with this Company. ULYSSES WARD, President. CHARLES WILSON, Secrttary. MATUEW G. EMERY, Treasurer. MANAGERS. ULYSSES WARD, JOHN VAN RISWICK, JOHN DICKSON, MATUEW G. EMERY, T. J. MAailUDER, J. C. McKELDEN, CHARLES WILSON. Office adjoining (north) the Bank of Wash Ington. nov 26 O. II. MUNOK, GUN MAKER, No. 496 Sixth street, south of Pennsylvania avenue, WASHINGTON, D. O. All work left at this Bbop over six months will bo sold In order to pay for repairs, feb 15 lm V. O. BERRY, TIN, COPPER, & SHEET IRON J WORKER, " No. 487 Seventh street, between D and E struts, WASHINGTON, D. C. feb 20 6m GAS FIXTURES! TnE BEST ASSORTMENT EVER OFFERED IN THIS CITY TnOSE who desire to select from new patterns, with the advantage of a reduction In prices, will call early and examine. Wo would also call the attention of persons about Introducing gas Into their dwellings to our increased facilities, and consequent low prices, for this branch of our trade. Inviting all who desire their work done promptly, and free from gas leakages, to call at 269 Pennsylvania avenue, between Tenth and Eleventh streets, south side. nov 20 J. W. THOMPSON A CO. 'u&jRVVTi sr 2W.WM&MJ' THE UNION WILL STAND, NO MATTER WHO'S PRESIDENT I CONSEQUENTLY, I shall remain in Wash ington, and continue to pursue my occu pation of HOUSE, SIGN, aud ORNAMENTAL PAINTING. Gilding In nil Its branches. Old Glazing promptly attended to. Painting and Ornamenting Cottage Furniture in the best style. I also call attention to the Painting of Roofs nnd Brick Walls. All of the above I will do as cheap as the cheapest. I therefore solicit tho patronage of my friends and fellow citizens of the District. Punctuality strictly observed, and work done In the best manner. Ynu will please mind your stops, and stop at M. T. PARKER'S Painting Establishment, Nc. 63 1 6311 63111 Louisiana avenue, north sl'lc, be tween Sixth nud eventh streets. P. S. Signs put up free of charge, as usual. nov 2G CANDLES AND OIL. 20 cases Paralfino Candles. 20 boxes Sperm Candles. CO boxes Adamantine Candles. 50 boxes Hotel Candles. 1 cask Coal Oil, for burning. Lard, Whale and Sperin Oil. Just received, aud for sale by 12. E. WHITE A CO., No. 03 Louisiana avenue, bet. Sixth and SeTcntb streets, opposite Bask dec 15 of Washington. AMERICAN AND ENGLISH PICKLES, SAUCE3, Ac. Chow enow, !.. CHOW, 1 PICCOLILLY, I English. White and Brown ONIONS, j Sauces. Worcestershire S-iuce, Soycr's Sultana, Read ing, Harvey, and Anchovy SAUCES. or sale by Jfci-BE u. WIL.SUN, 327 Pa. av., betweea Hxth and Seventh nov 20 streets, south side. H. HOFFA, 337 Pennsylvania avenue, opposite JJroien's Hotel, PRACTICAL , WATCHMAKER & JEWELLER, Recommends himself to the public in general to do all kinds of work in his line, and guaranties tho same. Charges low feb 15 NEW PAPER-HANGING STORE. FRANCIS WIIINER, UPHOLSTEEEE, Importer awl Venter in French, English, and American Paper Hangings and Window Shadss, No. 365 New York av., bet. 10th aLd 11th sts., WASHINGTON' CITY. All work personally attended to and satisfac torily guarantied. fell 18 6m FENWICK & STEWART, tirALEKv IX SAWED & SPLIT WOOD, And Coals of all hinds, ALSO keep constantly ou band Building Ma terial:, such us LIME, PLASTER, CEMENT, ASPHALTUM, WHITE A BROWN SAND, HAIR, NAILS, Ac, GRAVEL. Office, west side of Seventh street, nt Canal Bridge feb 16 3m Champagne Wines and Brandies. Qj- BA&KLTS HKIDSIEC'K UHAMI'AGNK. A'-) 25 baskets of the celebrated Cliquot Wine. 12 dozen lino o'd Champagne Brandy. 12 dozen fine old Loudon Dock Brandy. 8 quarter casks very fino delicate Palo Sherry, imported direct by us. la store, and for sale by E. E. WHITE A CO., No. 63 Louisiana avenue, between Sixth nud Seventh streets, opposite dec 15 Bank of Washington. OERMANIA HOTEL. JOSEPH GERHARDT'S, Gerruanla Hotel and J Restaurant, No. 316 O street, between Four-and-a-half and Sixth streets. Refreshments of all kinds. Also, tbe finest Oysters, in every stylo; French, Hungarian, Rhein, and Moselle Wines, Champagne, Bol linger, Mumm, and Heidsiek; with the best of other Liquors. nov 30 Wines, Brandies, &c. Choice Old Madeira, DufT Gordon Sherry, Old LD Port, Fine Table Madeira, Old Caraequedo Sherry, Superior Brandies, Fine Old India Madeira, (a very superior article, not usually found in this market.) Curaco, Maraschio, Annesctte, Absynlhe, Congress Water. For sale low by BROWNING A KEATINQ, 353 Penn. avenue, near Sixth street. D"S. LOCKWOOI) A DAUIiULI, are prepared to Insert TEETH on VULCANITE IIAtIK a new and improved mode. When made on this plan, they are comfortable to wear, and much cheaper than any oilier. Also, Teeth inser'ed on Gold plate, and all Deulal operalionsof any kind that may be desired. Otlie-c room, No. 5, in the Washington Building, corner o( Pennsylvania avenue and Scieutti street. feb 15 3m DANIEL GENAU, BOOT AND SHOE MAKER, No. 501 Seventh street, cvosite Odd Fellows Hall, WASHINGTON, D. O. All work executed with neatness and dispatch, feb 15 lm Fine Family Groceries, Teas, &c. Ray's, Welch's, and Bond's Family Flour. New Virginia and Pennsylvania Buckwheat. Fresh Corn Meal. Choice Goshen Butter. Prime Leaf Lard. Choice Green and Black Teas. New Sugar-cured Family Hums. Just received and for sale low by BROWN1NJ & K-AT1NO, 353 Penu. avenue, near Six,tu street. HAMS I HAMS 1 1 I" HAVE In store Maryland New HAMS, sugar i. cured, prepared for family use. JESSE II. WILSON, 327 Pa. av., between Sixth and Seventh nov 26. streets, south cWe. DR. W. J. ORAIGEN, DRUGGIST, CORNER OF SEVENTH AND I STREETS, Washington, D. C. Prescriptions carefully compounded at alt hours, feb 10 6m INTERESTING to Office seekers, Office holders, and Everybody Else. If you want an office, buy a nice 8 jit of Clothes from SMITH, No. 460 Seventh strtet. If you want to have an office, buy a nice suit of Clothes from SMITH, No. 460 Seventh street. If you wish to look nice, buy a suit of Clothes at SMITH'S anyhow. HOUSES FOR RENT. A desirable brick res idence, 410 Thirteenth street, between G and II streets, containing eight rooms; alio, a House situated on Twentieth street, between M and N streets, containing six rooms. Key next door, or apply at W. RUTHERFORD'S Marble Yard, on E street, between Twelfth and Thir teenth streets. Terms moderate, feb IB lm ALL IN WANT of Clothing shou'd not fall to call on Smith, No. 4C0 Seventh street, to buy their goods, as he will tell them bargains, teb 28 Gm AT FRANCIS'S HOUSE-FURNISHING STORE, 490 Seventh street, YOU can find a complete assortment of House keeping Hardware, Cutlery, bilver-plated Ware, Britannia, Block Tin, and Japanned Ware, Door Mats, Table Mats, Feather Dusters, Clocks, and ail tbe useful articles for Housekeeping, together with .Ladies' Satchels, Card Cases, Purse:,, Fans, Combs, Brushes, Baskets, Ac, Ac., all selected with great care, bought for cash, and will be sold at the very lowest prices Purchasers will do well to remember FRANCIS'S House-FurnlAhlng Store, No. 490 Seventh street, nov 26 THOMAS K. URAY, FASHWNA1JLE TAILOR, D street, between Seventh and Eighth streets, nov 26 Washington, D. O. Hard Times Low Prices. MR. II. STRAUS, 385 Seventh street, between II and 1 streets, keeps constantly on hand a largo assortment of Olothiery and general Fur nishing Goods, which he offers to the citizens of Washington and strangers visiting our city nt the lowest Ctwh prices. His foi mer customers are earnestly solicited to continue their generous, patrunage, for which be returns his siucere thanks. feb 16 6m BOARDING, Itij the Soy, Week, or Month, with or without Jtooms. i; RS. M. A. MILLS, having taken and fitted l 1 ui), in handsome style, that large and pleasant house, No. 604 Pennsylvania avenue, third door east of Third street, between tbe St. Cbarlcs Hotel find Adams's Express Office, near tbe Capitol nnd railroad depot, Is now prepared to accommodate Transient or Permanent Guests with pleasant rooms, with or without Board, nov 26 JOSEPH SHAFFIELD'S BALTIMORE CONFECTIONERY, A'o. 3C8 Sixth St., bei'Keen (J and H sts., WASHINGTON, D. C. 1JMIE3H CAKES every day; Candies of all kinds ; Wedding cakes, Fancy akes, Pyra mids of nil kinds aud tizes, Charlotte Rus-e, Bluuc Mange, and Jellies, made to order. Par lies, Suppers, Balls, Excursions, Weddings, nnd other entertainments, furnished ou the a'ost rea sonable ttrms. Ico Cream nud Wuter Ices', $1.25 per gallon. feb 16 Cm EW MESS MACKEREL, to., Ac. i 5 Barrels New No. 1 Mess Mackerel. 20 barrels Large New No. 1 Mackerel. 100 Halves, Quarters, and Eighths Barrels New Mess aud No. 1 Mackerel. 5,000 pounds Large Fat Codfish. 6 tierces No. 1 Salmon. 25 kits No. 1 S lmon. 60 boxes Scaled Herrings. 200 barrels No. 1 -t. John's Alcwires. 200 barrels No. 1 GiUbed Herring. For sale by E. E. WHITE A CO., No. 63 Louisianr. areaue, bet. Sixth and Seventh streets, opposite Batik dec 15 of Washington. SOUTHERN MEDICAL HOUSE. DR. SIIUMAN has, after an experience of ten yeais, established the above refuge from quackery, self-lubclltd Indian or German doc tors, and preteuders of witchcraft aud Impostors iu erencrul. This Is the only place where a sure and speedy cure can bo obtained In the world tor all improp er aud evil habits, gonorrhea, gleet, seminal weakness, syphilis, primary, secondary, and ter tiary, organic weakness, pains in the 1 ins, stric tures, general debility, prostration, nervousness, restless nights, palpilatiun of the heart, ringing in the ears, loss of memory, confiiiiou, me an cboly, affections uf thu head, throat, nose, and skin, and all those peculiar disorders arising from the iudlscrctiun of jouth, rendering them unfit for either business, study, society, or mar riage. Dr S. has the greatest remedies In tho known world for diseases of the blood, gonorrhea, gleet, strictures, s.iphills, seminal weakness, self-abuse, Ac. There is no caso In which they fall to cure in from 3 to 0 days. Viclims of these horriblo complaints, who would wUh to be valuable men and ornaments to society, should embrace the earliest opportu nity for relief. Dr. Shuman has made Ihe rast complete ar rangements for the comfort of bis patients who come f.om a dittunce. They will bo furnished wilh the most pleasant and agreeable quarters, necessary diet, and made as comfortable at they would be at a first-class hotel at less than half the cost. Do not forget the name and number. Dr Shu man's office is on the corner of Sixth street and Pennsylvania avenue, Clarendon Hotel, opposite tin- Natioual Hotel, Washington, D. O. Per oils ut a distance should euclose stamp for return postage. Office hours, 0 A. M. to 10 P. M. Various parties have been enticed from my institution by certain swindlers on back streets in this city, who will rue It till the day of their death. A word to the wise Is sufficient. feb 22 ly A. HTJBNER'S DRESS-MAKING ESTABLISHMENT, No. 606 Eleventh street, between Pennsylvania ave nue and E street. ALL kinds of Ladles' Garments, Dresses, Cloaks, Mantelets, Sacks, Zouave Jackets, Ac, 4c, cut and made to order, by every fash ion plate, in the latest Paris and London stylet, at the shortest notice. dec 3 3m $s5,000,(J0(. BLUE BOOK. In formation as to 'all the Offices In the country, and salary. 37 con tains tbe same matter as the Great Blue Book costinir $3 50. Omitting tbe names which ara not necessary. Catalogue of Curiosities at Patent Office. Litt of Patent . Old books bought and old. Catalogue furnished. ALFRED HUNTER, Book'eller, feb 26 lmo Wlllards' Hotel Square. MONET 1 MONEY 11 MONEY!!! 368 D8IiEET- 368 I WILL give for good cast-off clothing ths high est cash prices to gold. All kinds wanted. Call before selling elsewhere. I also have a large stock of nl e new clothing, which I am selling at extreme low prices for CASH. All, therefore, who hare good clothes for sale can get the high est cash price here, and buy at the lowest, as I buy and sell for caih. Come and see. No. 368 D street, between Ninth and Tenth. feb 18 ly House Decoratori & Upholsterers. We would respectfully notify all in want of an Upholsterer or Paper Hang er that we are prepared to execute all work intrusted to us In the mot supe rior manner anl on the shortest possi ble notice. All work done by ns is under our owu Immediate supervision, and saiisf.:ctlon is guaranled In every case. JOSEPH T. K. PLANT A CO., 350 D St., bet. Ninth and Tenth. Refer to Messrs. Louis F. Perry A Co., Dcilrrs in Carpets, Oil-cloths, Ac, corner of Ninth street and Pennsylvania avenuj. feb 26 ly BOOT AND SHOE MANUFACTORY. TLE subscriber has the pleasure of informing bis friends and former customers that he Is engaged In the Boot aud Shoe manufacturing business with au cntiro new stock, such as Melics' French Shoes, Gaiters, Slippers, Pumps, Ac, wilh a superior stock of Lemolnes' French Calf-skins, nud all other materials for the manu facture of Gentlemen's fine Boots and Shoes, pur chased for Cash, and will be made op by the best workmen, and sold at the Lowest Cash Prices, for Cash only. To my former patrons, it Is useless to lay any thing of my qualifications for the business I have again embarked la. To them, and the publlo generally, I will only say, I can at all times be found at home, and ready to wait on them. The one-price rule will be strictly adhered to. Give me a call. JOHN MILLS, Agent, Fashionable Boot and Shoe-maker, No. 50 1 Pennsylvania avenue, betweea the St. Charles Hotel and Adams's Ex press Office, formerly under Brown's Hotel. P. S. I have no Interest in, or connection with, any other store than the one I am in, No. 504 Pennsylvania avenue. J. M. nov 26 PROVISION STORE. MRS. C. OCKSTADT, 470 Ninth street, be tween D nnd E streets, Informs the public that she Is prepared to supply them with Meat, Vegetab'es, and articles used in the preparation of oups, of good quality and at low ptices. dec 2-1 Prospectus of the Republican Era. Washington, D. C, December, 1860. The undersigned have commenced tbe publica tion, ia this city, of a weekly newspaper, called the Republican Era. It is printed on a largo sheet, 27 by 42 Inches, and is turnished at the low prices stated below. It will coutaln all the original matter of tho dally National Republican, with the exception of local news not Interesting to country subscribers. It will give full reports of the proceedings of Congress, and of the other departments of tho National Government. 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