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BKCOMU UHIUK. BKNATE. Muscat, December IS, 1804. A number of memorials and petitions were brought forward by various Seuators, and referred to ?i>|ji <i|iri*Us committees. Mr. FITZPATRICK offered a bill to pay dama ges of the tiemiuoles, in 1880, which iu made the special order for January 10. Mr. SHIELDS, froui the Committee ou Mili tary A flail *, reported a bill to iucreaae the eftioeuey of the army, and should call it up at tha earliest day. Several private bills were referred and others |>aaaed. The bill for the relief of the heirs of Baron De Kalb waa Ukeu up and debated by Messrs BAD GER, CLAYTON, BRODHEAD, and others, and referred to Committee ou Revolutionary Claims. Mr. ADAMS moved to take up the " bill to es tablish a department of law, to prescribe certain duties of the auditors and comptrollers of the treas ury and for other purposes ;? which, after amend ment, was postponed till to-morrow at 1 o'clock HOUSE OK REPRESENTATIVES. Monday, December 18, 1844. Mr. RpFFIN was cicuaed from sorvico on the t oiumittee of Claims. Mf- RICHARDSON introduced a bill providing for the construction of military roads in the terri tories of the United States. ,.Mr',f*IT4I,| of Tennessee, introduced a bill, for the relief of the officers and soldiers of the army and navy in the war of 1812; ' Also, a bill to amend the Post Office laws Mir." IU0.U-,,0f Mr" ROBINS, ^e Committee on unitary Affairs was instructed to inquire into the expediency of granting to the sailors and marines who served in the Mexican war the same bounty in lands received by the soldiers. _ "r* WELLS offered a resolution requesting the Secretary of the Treasury to state whether the custom-house, authorized at the last session to be built nt Milwaukie, waa large enough for the pur poses contemplated; adopted. imceeabe or the kavt. Mr. PHELPS introduced a bill to construct six sloops-of-war. All the foregoing bills were referred to appro priate committees. Mr. GLINGMAN asked leave to introduce a re solution offering the mediation of the United States New V?t6ra War' 0li'octed by Mr- Walsh of Mr BENNETT moved to reconsider the vote by which the Betsy Nash bill, including the Batch 'JfZ a w,nd,m^t' was referred to the Committee oi too Whole llou&e. .i M/ .^AUnK.K?R mored to ky that motion on the table. Ruled by the Sm?AE*r to be out of or tier. Mr. BENNETT explained the object of his mo tion. He wanted the Batchelderamendmentstrick cn from Mrs. Nash's bill, which was a meritorious one, and ought not to be encumbered with anything which would defeat the claim. Mr. HENDRICKS coucurred iu this view. Mr. FAULKNER had no doubt that Mrs. Nash's *as a meritorious claim. He considered Mrs. Batchelders equally so. He was opposed there fore to Mr. Bennetts motion, as be wanted both claims to go berore the committee, and be prompt ly acted ou. He therefore renewed his motion to lay the motion to reconsider on the table. ?-AftCr u g^eMt deai of conversation, Mr. FAULK NER agreed to withdraw bis motion. The motion to reconsider was then agreed to On motion of Mr. JONES, of Tennessee, it was then made the special order for Friday, throe weeks ,_FY> Hou8c then went into Committee of the Wholo ou the state of the Union, (Mr. Middles woeth In the Chair,) and proceeded to oonsider the Indian appropriation bill. Various amend ments were offered and discussed, but no linal ac tion had been taken when our report closed. Ovf.ki.and Mail to the Pacific.?A writer from Sacramento informs the St. Louis Republican that an enterprise of some Importance is soon to be put iuto operation. It is overland passenger and mall Btage line from St. Louis to Sacramento. The trip, it is thought, can be performed in fifteen Jays. The sum of $SuO,tKX) lias already bean raised for the purpose. From \ kneeumla.?Advices from Caraccas to 4 th ult., state that the cholera had been introduced from Triuidad, and was gradually spreading through out the country. In the spaoc of a mouth, more than fifteen hundred persons had died of the pesti A decree pardoning parties implicated in the late revolt had been issued. It except*, however, crim inals, employees of the government, and the leader* of the movement. The Je.nmnos Estate.?The Richmond Whig publishes the following extracta from a letter re ceived from an intelligent Virginian in England dated October 24, 1864 : " I cannot find the will of old Jennings?for the reason that Lord Beauchamp has lost it where he could not find it now. He administered the estate j"??C,ti?i0f kiu' Earl Howo taking possession of Acton Place as next heir, so that they cannot be reach. .) r xcept a will be found later than that now on rocord, which would show special devises and ..'r/'T ?nmr ?u<**tors, or some other claimant. " If the will was found, and if lapse of time did not operate a< an effectual bar to rcoovery, Wuil f (1.) It would take a mint of money and J many years, to oust Lord Howe, and the Bean chainpn have squandered awav the money (J.) A deeper fraud ?M never pr^tised or planned than this claim. It has ruined many claimants and will ruin many more. I would not touch it for I was cautioned about it on mv arrival, by friends, and I took their advicc. Thotuandt of ' fV* *????, practice lav in London, tarye but for the harvett they reap from tht %nve?Vatum of ??h claim* . an^ they mmu laf* inquiry and excite frlsc hopes by newspapor pubhcatH^s and JLwhhX ^i-? ^ th,t neT*r * dollar could, by possi " itv, he recovered. TIs a thing almost unknown recover claims of this character." LADIES FAIR. TH HE Lad tea Mite Society of Rvland ? Chapel design holding a Fair, at Inland Hall, commencing on THURSDAY EVENING, December 81st, and continuing ten evenings. The prooeedsare to be appropriated to the liquidation of their Church debt. In appealing to a generous public in thia laud able undertaking uf onr spirited and persevering ladiea, we think it only necessary to say that no effort will be spared on their part in catering for the benefit of the public, and providing for the epicurean* who may honor ua with their presence. Admission fee, 13)* oenta: season ticket*. 50 cts. Tickets may lie obtained mm the Pastors of the Church and of the Indies of the Society. dec 18?lw HOUSE FOR RENT Ol* I STREET ? The bouse, No. fil7, on 1 street north, between Sixth and Seventh, two story and attic, containing ei^ht rooms and a yard WO feet deep. Said house is brtek snd in sn excellent neighborhood, and nenr the Northern Liberty Msrket house. Rent, $900. Possession given l*t of January. Inquire of KOTUWKLL k BROWN. Auctioneer*, dec 18?eotf Louisiana avenue. FASHIONABLE DRESS. TALMA. AMD CLOAK-MAKING ESTABLISHMENT, Xo. 48 43^ ttr*d, touih of PennJtylnania avenue. T AD IKK desiring to be fitted out in the ? 4 most fashionable style with either of the above named articles of dress will do well to call at the sbore-nsmed establishment. Also, a Room to rent suitable for an office. dec 1ft?lm NEWS, NEWS f ? HAVE Jnst received a large cargo of M Albany Lumber in good order and well seasoned ; it contain* a fine lot of 4-4, 8-4, S-t, 8-4, 12-4 Pantiel merchantable select Culling*, Cherry, Poplar, and Walnut. Also, 11 prime lot of ft-8 Poplar for coach maker* Vou will also find a general assortment of Lumber, Lime, Calcined Piaster, Rosendale Cement, Shingle*, snd Laths. Last and not least, a large stock of Coal, such as peach orchard and Lfkins Valley red ash, Lehigh Furnace Coal, egg and store-sin white ash. Now unloading, a cargo of superior Lump Cumber land Coal; all of which will be sold on reasonable terms, by spplying st my yard, on First street, near the Capitol. dec 18?dl w JOHN PURDT. CHRISTMAS PRESENrS?1 kavs de posited my entire stock of Tors snd Fsocy No tion, at I AMMOND'S, Hrrrnlh < [ <Uc 18?St KRIS8 KRINOLK. CITY tNTEIXIGENCE. 0* tub ltuLAXV flu Evisnw.?By referring to advertisement to thl? piper, It wW be se?u that liullard's celebrated panorama of Nsw York Ohy exhibits in Island Hall this evening and to-inorrow afternoon and evening, at 8 1-2 and 7 1-2 o'clock. Take your family and sua it, aad you will not regret it. It drew full houses at Georgetown and the Nary Yard, as well an at Odd Fellows' Hall, sevqpth street. It exhibit* at Liberty Hall, Alexandria, Wednesday evening. Staslit's most interesting representation of our Western country still continues at Odd Fellows' Hall. During the past week it attracted and charmed many hundreds of persons, and wfll yet do so. It will be seeu by the advertisement, that only one afternoon exhibition will be given (on Wednesday) for schools. Let us particularly call the attention of parents and teachers to this foot, while we assure them that the exhibition will prove most advantageous to their youthful charge. .We would invite the attention of our readers to the large and extensiv^assortment of Airniture, crock eryware, dry goods, and fancy articles at the new and handsome store of Rothweli k Brown, on Lou isiana avenue, opposite the Bank of Washington. They sell at auction every evening this week, at their auction store, various articles suitable for the holiday*, and we would invite our friends to call and see them, and they will be sure to get their money's worth. We would also invite oar friends who may have any sales of household Airniture or any other goods to sell, to give them a call, and they will fiiuPthem to attend to any sales piomptly, and to the best advantage. Case or False Peetbcces.?The ease which we mentioned in Saturday's paper came up before Magistrate Donn this morning. The charge alleged is, that Mr. Van Patten, the defendant, sold a lot of land to Lloyd Hicks, a negro, for $116, for which Hioks gave $36 in cash, and his note for the balance, agreeing to pay at monthly Intervals as large a sum of money as he could furnish during that time?that Mr. Van Patten disposed of the note without the knowledge of Hieks, but still con tinued to receive the money to the amount of $1 10; that when the note became due it was protested, and that Mr. Van Patten refused to pay it?that Hicks, still being liable for the whole amount of the note, Van Patten was guilty of obtaining and receiving money under false pretences, from Hicks. Mr. Carrington for the United States and Mr. 01 berson for the defendant. Mr. James Adams was the first witness, and stated substantially as follows: About a week after the date of this note (the note produced, dated April 20, 1663, for $100,) a Mr. Marshall came to me with it, and I purchased the note of him. The note was payable in one year, and when due was protested. (Protest pro duced.) About that time the prosecutor, Lloyd Hicks came to me with a list of receipts of Mr. Van Patted, (receipt produced, mentioning various sums to the amount of $116, as paid on a certain note due in twelve months, and mentioning the contract for the land.) The last receipt was on Apiil 24, of $10, the day after the note was protested. I called on Mr. Van Patten with the receipt, and told him of my astonishment at his receiving money upon a note which was my property. He said he had re ceived some money, but not one-half of that sum, $116. I told him I had his own receipt, and he at last said he would settle it, but insisted he had not received so much, and did so within three days ; and also that he had never received more than $6 at a time but on one occasion. (The reccipta are for sums of $10, $16, and $26, and but one so low as $6.) He has promised to pay it, but has not attempted to nettle with me up to this time. At this point the case was postponed. We intend to give a full report of the evidence i in this case, as Mr. Van Patten called on us this morning, and intimated suits of libel, Ac., which he might bring against us if we drew false infer ences, or made false statements. We will let the public judge for themselves, and be but transcribers of what is said and done. We will give the fuM benefit of all the evidence, pro and eon, to him and the public. Preparations roR the Fair.?-We learn that preparations are making for the Fair to be held at the Smithsonian Institution, of the Metropo litan Mechanics' Institute. Tenth street is to be cleansed, the sidewalks repaired, and all necessary arrangements for the cleanliness of the streets for passengers to be completed, and the bridge over the canal, which is thought to be insecure, is to be propped up and made safo by the Corporation. On the Institution side, Mr. Connolly, the superintend^ ent, is causing a plank foo>tway to be laid from the bridge to the very doors of the building; so that " mud and mire," the usual accompaniment of a lady's walk will be made impossible, and the "ten der sex " go to the Fair with all the ease in the world. Crwixai. Corrt?Saturoat.?Edward L. John son, Isaiah Countee, John Ogleton, and Henrietta Johnson, all Macks, for larcenies were sentenced to the Jail and a fine of one dollar. Mordeoai Carpenter, and Thomas Hansen, for as- | aault, were sentenced each to one month in jail. James O'Sullivan was sent to jail for the term of j six months, for larceny. William Cropaey, for assaulting a slave, was sent to jafl for tkree months. James Bresnehan, Cornelias Bresneban, John Bresnehan, and Cornelius Sullivan were put upon trial this morning, on a charge of riot, and the case was going on whon we left. P. B. Key, Esq., pros ecuting attorney; Ratcliife, for the defendant. Watcb Rsstrns.?Jacob Smith, from New Jer sey, and Samuel Hoover, from Pennsylvania, were furnished with lodging. John Jones, sged 19, was kept in the watch-house for a short time, for being disorderly at the Theatre Friday eve ning, and was then dismissed. J. W. Nott, for assaulting a hackman, and otherwise disturbing the peace, and H. A. Christy, for disturbing the peace, were both fined, and tbey paid. Alexan der Smeales, s Scotchman, James Cos tell of New York, and 0. W. Johnson of Virginia, were fur nished with lodging gratis. Oeorge RagHn, a free negro, for being disorderly at the market, was Im prisoned a short time and discharged, with the promise of s longer term if caught again. Bell Thornton, a dissolute woman? " On whose face traces of beauty lingered," for being drunk and disorderly, waa sent to the workhouse. "Down deep in vice, with her own strong arm she tried to buffet this world's wares, but sank be neath the accumulation of sin and iniquity." Cisccrr Court --Justice* Morsell and Dnuiop. Cameron *?. SnMlln. In this case, the jury have not as yet agreed. There are about $10,000 at issue, which, with the large number of wftnemes, and long array of plans and figures, made still worse by the efforts of counsel, we are at no loss to account for the " pickle" the jury find them selves in. This morning, J. Henry Peters, Esq., was admit ted an attorney and counseller of this court, on motion of M. Thompson, Esq. I and look the nsnal oaths. The case of Jesse Nelson, petitioner for freedom, rt. John Cornell, was progrestdng this forenoon. J. F. Ennls, for petitioner, Messrs. Neolo, of Alexandria, and Davidge, for the claim ant. Saturday.-"-The case of Mohan vs. Rumpff, wss given to the jury, and resulted in a verdict for the plaintiff, for the full ammuit claimed. E. C. Car rington for the pWntiif, Messrs. Morgan and Plea sants for defendant. The BnrcriT o? thi Nosthis* L?nmn Fikc CoMfairr, at Kuiukl'b.?We understand that (he liberal proprietor o(the National Theatre, Mr. Winder, wade the present to this comply of (be nigbtiy rent of ike Theatre, (|M,) which, iu addition to their net proceeds, given than the stun of $06, a snug little sum, which will be devotod to the otgects of the oouipany. We should have noticed this before, bat Mr. Winder's absence from town delayed the premutation of the aunt he so liberally bestowed, until last Friday. IIakd Tikis.?We believe the following was the bill of tare at a supper given somewhere " down east" during the prevalence of tight tirncp. It shows a variety of luxuries, which few in this city could afford : Bill or Fare, December, 1864. Soup. Pet Nuts. Iloniti. Pea Nuts. Corn, a la Indian. Boiled. Pea Nuts. White Corn. Bide IHthet. V Pea Nuts, garnished with Pop-Corn. Pea Nuts, with Pop-Corn Salad. Pop-Corn, garnished with Pea Nuts. Fifth Couth. Pea Nuts. Pop-Corn. Ice-water. Deuert. Pea Nuts?roasted. Tucket Corn?popped. Water?with ice. Liquor$. Water. Ice Water. Cold Water?with Pea Nuts. Final*. Tepid Water?with Pea Nut Shuck Toast. O' HI FREE LECTURE v tint Ca.iire and Cure of DiKJW??* The 1 public are respectfully iuvitolto lecture, to be given at Tompcrauoe IU11. on Tuesday, BecemUr 19. at twelve noon, on the above subject, by Dr. STOlSnAKP. dec t8~U EAD QUARTERS FOR TOY8.^m? ?Mg -* "? .v' REWCH PEAS AND JH^HROOMS. | PetH's l'ois " Billets, In 1 and 2 lb. cans , F^SSf" fiHEKKIjLBROTHERS, dec is?8tif No. 10* opposite Centre Market.? UrmiY SUPERIOR MINCE MEAT* V 800 pounds ofMinoe Msat made by Djdier's pa tent cutter For sale at 25 per cent, toss than it can be prepared by Confeotionere mnd Hotel* can be supplied at Jhiw dolphin prices, by the BO lbs. Call ami examine.^ I dec 18?lw ?' j AYER'N pills. For aU the purposes of a Family Physic. There baa long existed a pub lic demand for an effective Por tative Pill which oould be rebed on as sure and perfectly safe w 'ration. Tnia has been pre to meet that demand, and udve trial of its virtues but all the advantages Of every other Thistasbeen "it? unfortunate for the patient hitherto that almost every themp^S J, or derangement in the bowels. Being pu^'y vege table no nann can arise from tlieir use in an) qua,n Kn* it i? better that any medicine Bhould bt SSmK diiUon. for their use in SrrSrr -iSS* sjsttg pain u. the Side aud Loinfclbrin truth, aU these are but the action of the liver. As an .penent they affordp^mpt and sure relief in CosOveneM, PUejCoUe,^JWWtWJV Humors, Hcrohila, and Scurvy, Cold" '?hs??ne? of the bidv, Ulcers snd impurity ?'? short, any" and every case where a purgative is rs qlTWy have also prodo^me^n^.^y ftil cures in Rheumatism, ' ? tj,e baci, sipelas, Palpitation of the H?rt **??"?; Stomach and Side. They "h_011' ^ (ir<T.re the spring of the year, to purify the n rxx}UiotUL| the system for the ehange of action, and doae stimulates the stomach into' be?h *, purify the restores the sppctito and "ffr. ? the cifcula blood. and, by tkelr stimu!the body, and tory system, renovate the strength whole restore the wasted or diseased '"^"?^J^taTooos organism. Hence an occasional dos . |jut un. even though no ^rious derangement^^ ^ ^ necessary doaing should nerert* c* n^h whell every purgative asdfrine redasy tiic str ^ H taken to excess. The thousand ?sc*?1 but physic is required cannot be ?JJJJJJJE. ?rerv body ; thrv suggest themselves tothereaso answer a and it is confidently believed this pill , jlh |en better purpose than anything Which hs* Wtberw Men available fomankind. When their virtues are ?w s^a?g.w?gas _ Analytical Chemist, Ixiwell, Mass. Price 25 cents per box. kive boxes for $1 00. ATK^TcHERRiTPECTORAL, For the rapid cure of Cmigh*. Coldt, Boarttnf**, Iironchitu, Whoop ing-tough, Croup, Aithma, and ( muuinp Thi. ronifyir h?a won fbr itaelf sueli notonety for iU^^evejTvarietv of Fulmon^rv it is entirely unnecessary to recount the1 ^^'?VwT/e ^ - rf its cur- thst .?s section of the country abonnds in p?rsons publicIj known who have lieen reslored from alarming and even desperate diseaaea of the lungs by its use. When oncemSsShsi snperiority over every other of ita kind is too apparent to eacape observation, and where ita virtues are known, t^^ie^otowrt^ itate what antidote to employ for the PtTToWm f,S ?b,e^.d "Kj: medicine Urn. can ^Astt'Sas !<?? been in oonstantuse thronghoetthis w" n^5 not do more than ?b? VT?? iTTSXtaMH up to the best that itever has been, end that the genuine artiCe WanhiDfrtoD. | O. M. LINTHIOUM, (ieorgetown, And by all Droggista everywhere. doc 18?eodrn ? JKT CW)ODH. w II AV E js'l received s good supply* 1 which I Will sell at importa^prices^^ | dec IS?dtf 418 Penn. svenne. I notiee to RmOMMM W Wll < I ?_>* I THE Board of Assessors do hereby K're notice that they will meet daily sj their room in the Citv Hall, fW>m 10 oclocfc, A. M., until* SJS r M (Vom the 15th to the Jlst ?Uv of l>e ceS instant^clnslve. Sundays snd Jri.tmM S teaTSSjr^ .nhjwt 11 '? ?** ,nr the thlrtv-flrst dav ?f the present month (I**? ber.) and of sd<f.ng thereto the nam.^ of any p*r sonrsnUect to the said school tax, which may ha v. been omitted therefrom. . , , , r T>ie Board would particularly call he sth ntion or all to the feet that no person can vote next y ear it anv election in tins city whose iisine hs? not NfUi returned, sa subject to s school tax, for ?>'* )^ Everv free-whit* male citlsen of this city, of 'tie age of twenty-one vesrs and upward, would d" well see whether liis name be on the said lists; snd if omitted, to give notice to the Board of Assessors that it mar lie sdded and returned for this year THOB. F. fUWWSa) ,1 w It AHKKR, j. m. DOwWiJro, P K B. OWENS, I BoaH of Assessors. J. HKPBUBN JOHN RtTHSKl.l , P HEPBtIRN, dee 16?<H*0thdee AMUSEMENTS. SCHOOLS, ATTENTION! ??It mm Afternoon ExkftMlon of STANLEY'S INDIAN PANORAMA Will be (ina^ to take place On Wednetday, Detember SOth, AT ODD FELLOWS* HALL. Doors open >t SW o'clock?omniHenoc at IU. Children lOcenta; U-nclici. free. dec l5?81 B ON THE ISLAND. IN ISLAND HALL. UJLLARDW Panorama of New York City will be exhibited at the above llall on MON DAV Kvuuiug, December 18, and TUESDAY After noon and Evening, Deoember 10, at and 7)( o'clock. Admission 86 cents; children half price. Families laud parties, 5 persocu, $1:8 peritonei, ?1 ft*'. dec 18?2t The Great Marble Statue or THE DYING GL A 1)1 A TOR , On exhibition at Murrieon't Building, four and a half | itreet. itear I'wuwyluania atmnut, frmn 0 o'clock A. M. imtil )0 P. M., daily. Admittance 95 Cents. " A statue of aurjtaaaiog merit. Its power and pathos are independent of time, place, and condition. The obarm ana power of the statue eonsist in the ainasing truth with which the two great elements of humanity and mortality are delineated. The artist gives us all the pathos and the tragedy of death, without its ghaatlineas and horror. We feel ourselves in the preaenoe of that awftil power before whoae ioy sceptre all mortal distinctions are levelled. No statue waa aver more marked by simplicity. Nothing has been done foreffect. No vulgar applauBe is oourted, and the deeen-cy and dignity of truth are scrupulously observed."?hulard't Six Month* in Italy. " A wonderful production of art Its simplicity is such that it does not strike at first: the admiration comes afterward, and in a tide sufficiently deep and strong. It is the moment of exhaustion, of fiuntness, of death."?Mrs. Kttit. This statue is indi0olnb)y associated with Byron's immortal sterna: I see before me the Oladiator lie: He leans upon his hand; his manly.brow Consents to death, but conquers agony; And his droop'd bead sinks gradually low, And through his side the lust drops, ebbing slow From the red gash, (all heavy, one by one, Like the first of a thunder shower; and now The arena swims around him : ho is gone, Ere ceased the ir.human shout which hailed the ! wretch who won. He heard it. but he heeded not; his eyes Were with Ilia heart, and that was far away. Ho reck'd uot of the life he lost, nor priie, But where his rude hut by the Danube lay: There were his young barbarians all at play; There was their Dacian mother: he, their sire, Butchered to nuke a ltoman holydnv. All this rush'd with his blood. Shall be expire, And unavenged f Arise, ye Goths, and glut your ire. J. S. HOLLING8HEAD, duo 15-Mltf Agent. THE GREAT NATIONAL PANORAMA. STANLEY'S WESTERN WILDS, OR, THE INDIAN AND HIS COUNTRY; Alto showing the Northern Pacific Railroad Route, As recently surveyed by Governor Stivkns, WILL BE EXHIBITED AT ODD FELLOWW HALL, Seventh St.. r TO-NIGHT. Doors open at 6%, exhibition commences at 7%. J. M. STANLEY, dec 11?tf Artiat and Proprietor. DYING GLADIATOR. THIS exquisite work of Art, in marble, is now on exhibition at Morrison's Building, 4 1-8 street, near Pennsylvania avenue, " A statue of such surpassing merit as this should have a room by itself, for, in its presence, it is difficult to look at I anything else. 1 should put this work at the head of all the statues in the world." See Hillard's Six Month* in Italy. The statue now on exhibition is an exact and faith- | fill copy by J. (Jott, of the original antique in the Capitofine Museum at Rome. Hours of admission from 'J a. m., to 10 p. m., daily. Single tickets 85 cents. Season tickets, admitting a lady and gentleman for two months, $2. Tickets for sale at all the principal hotels and book stores. JOHN S. HOLUNGSHEAD, Agent dec 8?8m JOSEPH FERGUSON, Barber aad Hair Dremer, Corner of Eighth and D streets. dec 16?dly HfEW EMBROIDERIES.-We ahall open il to-day a large assortment of Worked Collars and Embroidered Handkerchiefs. We shall have a fine assortment of Cambric Col lars, from 50 cents up, arid all very cheap. Also, an auction lot of Hemstitched Linenoambric Handkerchief, at Vtyi oents, the cheapest we ever offered. Also, fine Wonted Comforts, from 25 oents to $1 in every variety of colors. We shall also open a very beautiAil assortment of rich printed Mouaaelinee and Cashmeres, st 35 cents, worth at least 37\ cents. With many other desirable articles, suitable for Christinas presents. And we would state here, that we are selling off the balance of our fine Shawls and Silk Good*, at greatlv reduced price*, and will offer particular inducements to all who pay cash. dec lrt?dHtif W. M. BHPSTBK A CO. PRESERVES, JAMS, JELLIES, AND Marmalade, vis: Peaches, Quinces, Damsons, Blackberries, Straw berries and Raapberries, and Pine Apple Pre Black Currant Jellies, in half and one pound iars Red do do in half pist and quart Jars drape, Quince, Crab Apple, and Plums Pine Apple and Crab Apple Marmalades Peaches and line Apple, in cans, hermetically sealed, Jellies Pine Apple, Peaches, Green Cages, preserved in brandy These Preserves, Jellies, Ac., are of the beat quality, put up to our order for our sales. SHEKELL BROTHERS, . dec 16?lwif No. 40, opposite Centre Market PRACTICAL PLUMBING ESTABLISH MENT, No. 613, 7th street, opposite the Intelligencer Office. rMIHE subscriber having completed his ar ? rangements in his new store, is now ready to . furnish and put up all articles in (his) the above line of | business, and would state thst having served an ap prentioeship with s New York firm, he feels fully competent to do all work intrusted to him, with du rability, pcpmptnens, and despatch. dec. 1ft P. H. S1MH. Practical Plomber. HUPERIORWATC'IIEsi I HAVE on band a go?<l assortment of I perfect time-keeping Watches, from the best 1 makers in Europe or America, thst I will sell st greatly reduoed prires, at 418 Pennsylvania avenue. dec 15?dtf B. Q. IIOOD. LATE ARRIVAL. ffftHF Subscriber has Jnst received from ?L Boston and New York a splendid assortment of? Chins, Olaa* ware and Cutlery, which be proposes to sell to his friends and the public generally at un precedented low rates, st wholesale or retail" Ilia stock eonsists of the best fine French Oilt China Tea and Coffee seta, Vaaes and all sorts of | Gilt Toys, suitable for Christmas presents. ALSO, Glass and Queensware, Cutlery, and Beots and Sboea. All of which he offers at exceedingly low prices. " Small profits and rapid sales is my motto, which no one will doubt who onoe gives me s call at my place of business? _ On Seventh street, between I and Massachusetts avennl. dec 15- d?m J AMES POOL PINE JEWELRY. V HA VEJnet received a new supply oftbe ? latent styles of Jewelry, and ha?<- just finished * fine lot of pure Stiver Ware, such as Tea Setts, Glob lets, Cups, Spoons, Forks, Ladles, Bnttnr, Fish, and Pie Knives, Napkin Rings, Ac. Ac.; all of which I will sell st much lower prices than is usual!* asked for the same quality ofgoods st other establishments in this oily. And every article will he wsrranted as represented at time of ssle, at 41 ^Pennsylvania av enue, Iwtween 4}? and 8th streets. dec 15?dtf H. 0. HOOD. CM*ARM VERY CHEAP. WE have Jnst received a consignment of #0,000 Cigars, which will be sold st lower than the lowest prices, hv the box onlv. ROTH WELL A BROWN, Auctioneers, - lA?At Opposite Bank of Washington. OYSTERS, OYSTER*, OYSTER* I? Orders for Coulter's fredh Chesapeake Canned Oysters left at No. JI#T Sixth street, between O and . KtiwslK iwrwist#<^*SMHl*wyiswy quantities to families and others, at their re* den one, at the usual rates. dee 14?It* TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. ?jm>Brn> fob ma DAILY AHllCAlt OIGAW. Sudden Death and Suicide. 1'HiLAUM.mu, Dec. 18?Mr, John Ohl di*d sud denly this morning, at the age of aiity. Be ?u au enterprising and esteemed merchant tor many years. Charles Peddle, a gold pen manufacturer, com mitted suicide on Saturday, by swallowing pruaeic acid. Pecuniary difficulties was the cause of this rash act. Ills remains were taJteu to Newark, N. J., where his mother resides. Opening of ike HuH&ury Railroad. PiiiLADjcLriua, Dec. 18.?The city councils and a largo number of citizens, started this inorulng by the Heading railroad, to attend the opening eel- ' obration of the Sunbury railroad, between Milton ?ud Williauisport, Pa. The celebration, at the lat- i ter place, takes placo to morrow. Most of the ex cursionists go to Buffalo and Niagara. Bnow is /Idling here, and those who oould not go, are oonsoling themselves with a probablDty of the party being blocked up in the mountains. Ice in the Hudeon River. I Alb am r, Deo. 18?The steamer Bendrick Bud son, which left New York on Saturday evening, had not arrived here at 12 this morning, owing to i the Ice In the river. She was opposite Bristol this morning. The weather is very cold, and teams are crossing on the ice at Castleton.* m ^ Weather at Baltimore. ? Baltimori, Dec. 18.?We had a slight fldl of snow this morning; but it is now holding up. At noon there is every appearance of flair woather. Weather at the Jiatt. N?w You, Dee. 18.?It has been snowing! slightly here all the morning, and still continues. It is also snowing as far East as Portland. fflre at Troy, Trov, N. Y., Dec. 18.?A fire broke out this morning in Dr. Thomas' stable, on Aubom street. Bight barns and sheds, and a French Catholic church on Ferry street, were destroyed. Five horses perished In the flames. It was the work of an incendiary. The loss to the church is f10,000. Markett. Balt.mom, Dec. 18.-Flour_The market is un changed, with a limited business at Saturday's I quotations. J Wheat is a triflo higher, with sales of white from |1 97 to |2 03; red $ I 90 a |2. torn is firm, with an upward tendency. Sales of whito at 88 to 85, and yellow at 8fl to 88 1-2. Rye is unchanged, with sales at $1 23 to |1 26 N?w Yoek, Dec. 18.-Flour-sales of good Ohio at ?8 62 1-2 a *9 18 8-4; southern is un changed, with a limited business at previous I rates. ' Corn?The market is Irregular?salee of 13,000 bushels of western mixed at 96 cents ""b * ?>"?"""> " | Beof u firm. L*rd is unchanged, with a moderate demand. Ion " q Witli 8ales 41 40 centa P?r g?l Georgetown Markets, DecewberiS. Flour?family?fio to $11. Extra superliae?(u Sunerfine??8 62 to $8 75. Wheat?white $1 IW to fl 90; Red II 85 to Cl 87 SnTV,1"^0 85 ceuU" i reJIow, 85 to 87. Mill offal?Shorts?20 cents. Ship stuff?to to 65 Willi. Brown stuff?25 to 85 cent*. Corn meal?$1 05. Bay, in bales, $1 go. ARRIVED, Butiue Wm Chase, Dorry, from New Orleans with sugar and molasses, to F. A A. B. Dodire ? 1I,miltOQ. Hopkins, New York, to F & A 11. Dodge. Schr Wm. L. Cogswell, Elwood, New York to lnos. Davis. ' C.,^ WheaUey SkinDCr' H?0rer' W"hi,1?lon> N NEW CROP NEW ORLEANS airr a d ^ "S? AT AlicJlSSfA" OT.xs^-f i"'-, ?< ^ ???. consisting SOW'D S. WRIOBT, dee 18?If tds OoJ^Trl ^ I I"tal., Union, Hout., B. Hun, ant^Alcx. Qai. | <AKE8T CONFECTIONERY, Ac. f W n0t WrHat iCake? for 8<reeu nTw Year? n.l ? 1 fr,end- Chri.tmaa or | new > car > l)*j f I will tell yon where you can mil one or more, from $1 to <120 each It is at Vo ??? oppnaite Brawn's Hotel. M7' 1 *"d ?n^xhibiUoD worth of the i ?nd Confectieoery ever offered iu this eity, and on the most pleaeing term* Call earlr and leave vonr orders. " y of ImaM fe?" 0M flDd of FJ^t,hrdqaAr^r!! for U,e raul?? Koaton and s^Ce^rC^^de,S-'- taken ^y bJt^t.Publ"irn ^ 0.n >,n* 'n *<? T?y aiMtinds 7 AUmUo" *>?" ?? jg^ltjanl ' O- WEAVER. T"E ?OBT ELEGANT JUVENILE OF ^ ???son. Evening Bonn with my Children or Conversations on the Gospel Storv f?, pU^'?bT7U5tlfUllj illu,trut^ Prioe ? ?Tork suthor of the " Wide Wid? c!??, p?s? ?' i book, from the Sunday School Union. Price :>0 cU iVffLd"?Bifh the largttaTwe bare svct- had. and has been selected, in reeard to ?xpreasl^Xr the Boliday' senaon. embracing the choioe f?.hlic?tlon. M Carter t Sjf* ?Jr,g ^*K**ine for IflM. All of which arc delivered here "me rates aa ig New York. <Im i?- si 0RAY A BALLANTYNK. M _?1ec 18 Ht 4?h, Seventh street. P. H. H?8*8 rinmbinc FaUbllal.m??i,t, No 51* 7th street, opponte the Intelligencer Office suggg^f CVCTy J,"criPti"n p"1 ZT^T' A BOOK-STORjj K?TARLnHMEKrT W KliDER 4r Co., corner La. nVann|l ti *tnAnd 'j'** ?tr^. ?"*T ?l private sale their en. : kmd. bound: ?nd'in !*Sasa?u4f?E?S;1 froHl/.n I? J" *. desirable one, and Uie stock is JSl^S. T<,riety "" 0DP oou,m<,DeinK b?.sin?>a. M -^r?j Apply on th? tin>Biisea. J. KLDKR A CO., Mo. t, Columbia Plaec, TU. ... ... _ CT,rn*r avenue and 7th street. Hn#l i^Pi? u * requested to call, whore they will Hnd bo.'k. cheap. dw 16-yt* rwfsly.flrf Ont l>ncn<-rrcotvpe*. I^J?? *"5'Like^w., MBk... * didly finished and pnt up in the best style m, where they are taken by the n, w French proeiaa, and yon will |fet something rich for a very low uim We inS' Isir M"'"" ?ff""*' nth and gTn ' 7 "Ttr Jewelry d",^,t. ?iRnkt baS);~~ MI t F Peoaeeai lh# Bar?eU AUCTION SALES. n" B7 ROTHWKLL * BROWN," Auctioneer*. Every evening iUi week mIn wiu bo held ?t Out Auction *loro, oppiwite tbe Bouk I of Wa*hingUm, of the folio wiugwrUclesL vis; Christum* Present*, such as IVucy Bones, 1+<U? Work Boxes. Doll*. Onuie*. Mid Toy* Men'* Clothing, Coats, Vests, Blurts, Lndsrahlrt* Ac. Ac. Blanket*, Cotton*, Flannel*, Munlius Ladies Dreaa Pattern* of Merino*, Alpacas, Ac With a great Tariety of article*, including a quant. ! ty of Cigar*, of excellent quality R0T11WELL A BROWN, dec lft? lw Auctioneer*. By E. S. WRIGHT, Auctioneer, I Georgetown. Furniture, real estate, *c., at auctiou.?On Thursday next, the Slat lust,, at 10 o'clock A. M., I shall sell, without reserve, at the residence of the late Mr*. Elizabeth Gozlee, on Second street, the entire household effects, oonaist iug of? Mahogany and other Tables Chair*, Carpet*, Sideboard, Sofa Crockery and (Jlusswsre % Feather Beda, Bedsteads, Bedding l>H>king Olasses, Stores, Ac. With the usual Kitchen Furniture. Also at 12 o'clock, the House and Lot, being lot 1)4, in Threlkeld's Addition, fronting on tbe corner of Second and Fayette street, Georgetown. 90 by 140 feet, with the improvements, being a good two-story frame llouse. Term* at sale. E. 8. WRIGHT, dec ltt?it Auctioneer. GREAT AND ATTRACTIVE SALE of Choice and Valuable Books, Stationery, <&e., at Auction. Commencing on [Saturday evening, Dec. It, at Fita geraUl * Store, 474 Pennsylvania avenue. ClTOCK all new and prrleU, direct from the' New York Trade Sale*, comprising tbe choicest and best selected assortment (foreign and domestic) ever offered in this market, consisting of? School, Classical, Law, Medical, aad Mis cellaneous Books, IN 'EVERY DEPARTMENT OF LITERATURE. New Books daily from New York, and ordered di rect. School, public and pr vate Libraries, furnished from 80 to 40 per cent leas than usual rates. Bibles, Prayer Books, Blank Books, Ac., a great variety. Albums, Annuals, and Holiday Preaenta for 18M. Agricultural Works, some fifty different authors, all new and popular works, in print, (American and English) to improve the soil and the mind. Oeld and Steel Pens, of extra quality. Diaries, Poakut Memorandums, Portmonnacs, Ac., Ac. The above stock will be open for examination and private sale during the day, (to which all are respect fully invited, whether wishing to purchase or not,) and offered at auction every evening until tbe entire stock shall be disposed of. N. B. A rare opportunity is now offered ftr re plenishing libraries with choice reading, at low rates, for the long winter evenings, as all can be suited. Remember the place, at the New Union Bookstore, 474 Peunaylvouia avenue. JEWELLE A CO., dec IS?dtf Auctioneers. By GREEN" Ac SCOTT, Auctioneers TRUSTEE'S SALE OP VERY VALU able unimproved Ground near the Railroad Depot at auction.?Oil Tuesday, tbe fth day of Janu ary, 1865.1 shall sell, in front of the premises, at 4 o'clock, P. M., at public auction, by virtue of a deed of trust to me, recorded among the laud records of Washington county, District of Columbia, on the 27th May last, all that part of sattare numbered 680 which is comprised within the following boundaries, to wit: Beginning at a point on north D street, 78 feet from the Southwest corner of said sauore, running thence east on said D street 60 feet; thanoa uorth 380 feet nine inches; thence west CO feet; thence tooth Sdo feet nine inches, to tbe beginning. Terms: One-naif cash; the residue in three instal ments of six, twelve, and eighteen months, bearing ntereat, and secured to the satisfaction of the trus tee. if tlic terms are not complied with in three days after tbe sale, the property will bo resold at the risk aud expense of the first purchaser. i. M. CARLISLE, Trusts*. GREEN A SCOTT, Austionsers. dec 6?d II VLL AN]) 8lJppER or in* COLUMBIA TYPq^RAPHICALSOCIETT. THE Colombia Typographical Society respectfully infirm their friends and ths put i lie that their fortieth annual celebration will take | place at JACKSON HALL, On Wedneulay Evening, January 10M, 1865. Tickets TWO DOLLARS?admitting a gentlsmau and ladies, to be had of the oommittee, or at the door on the evening of the ball. 1 The furnishing and arrangement of the Supper and Refreshment* will be under the immediate superin tendence of Mr. THOU. ECKHARDT. Executive CummiiW. Wm. M. Belt, Char lee Can field, Win. L. Jones, George Caton, J. T. Holleck, Harrison Boweo, Wm. R. MrT/oan, C. P. Brown. dee 14?Saw ?t > ?<AKES t CAKES I? dec 18?dt Jan 1 J. 0. WEAVER. MBS. ?. UMAX. s. roans. MRS. HERMAN * CO., French Steam Scourers, No. 62 North Kulnw itreet, near Lexington, SALTIMOaa, Will thoroughly elean all kinds of Ladies and Chil dren's Dresses, made of silk, velvet, or wool; gentle men's Coats, Pants, and Vests, without shrinking or taking off this natural gloss. The Vtmoet Punctuality Warranted, White Crape Shawla done up equal to new. All order* left at Wm. P. SheddV ratwrv flood* and Millinery, 502 11th street, Waahington, D. 0., will be attended to. dee 18 WALL At STEPHENS. PENNSYLVANIA Aveaae, between 0th and 10th street*, hsve just rrorived a large as sortment of Cloths, Caaaimers, and Vesting, which they will have made up to order in the moat fashion able stylea. Also, on hand a very large stock of ready-nsade Clothing, which they will sell a* cheep as any other establishment in the United Stat**. dee 4 OK NT* I'PfDKR-iiARHIENTS fbr Wlr ter?of Silk, Lambewool, Hootch-wool. Merinc, Shaker Flannel. Cashmere, Astoria Fur, /for inv? lids,) Canton Flannel, Net Cotton, Ac., of all efts'. A full assortment in store, at rodnoed prices, at LANTP8 Gent's Fnrniahing fltorr, 444 Pennsylvania avenue, north side, nov 2it?co8wlf Vint) CNCURRENT MONEY AND LAND w arrant* bought and *old ; Drafts on all the principal cities sold to salt pttrchs Highest rates paid for Trans- Allrgba'ny Bank, Bank of Kanawha, Vs., and Selden, Withers, A Co.'s Botes Claim* against the government collected HAMILTON 0. PANT, No. 48S Penn. avenue, Washington D. C. nor 18?ly . FOR RENT OR MALE, a three-story frame House, with two-it >rv back building situated on Virginia avenne, between Ninth and Tenth streets, in thu Seventh ward. Also fl.r sale a well-assorted stock of Drv Good*, cheap for cash. WM. R. RILEY, Comer Eighth street, opposite Centre Market, dec 11?dlw m FURNISHING GOODS. A GOOD supply constantly kept for La> dies and Gents Linen cambric Handkerchief* Silk, wool, and c?tton Hoeiery Undergarment*, H*U, Caps Gloves, Csnes, Umbrella* India-rubber Shoes, Ac. > It1 ,, ? BI*OEH. dec 11?d<t Willard's Hotel. P-X2*?H23i!!2!!. FURNISHING. ERSONS Fl. RN1S1IING, before decid* tnF "'""where, sre invited to view the itumeuse stock of superior and fashionable _ . . CABINET FURNITURE, Consisting of every requisite for completely furnish ,Dff ?ny OMM of hotiae, on the mot! economical Urmn. now on show in the large wsreroom* of the furnishing establishment of ? , , . 0. M. WIGHT, o.> I/ouiaiaoa RTfnuo, opikmite the Bank of Washington, near th? corner of 7th afreet dec JMm JOSEPH C. G. KENNEDY, , lavs or thi (.axst.s orrica. Prosecutes Claims before Congress and the Depart mints. Office, corner Tenth street stid Pennsylvania aveeaa, over tbe Savings Bank. dee 5?ly ____ WATCHES, of Superior quality, and warranted accurate time keeper*, constantly on hand, and nattered direct from the importers, for Wle at wholesale priors?Cheapest In America?at No. 418, Pennavlvania avaaue. nov 24 HO. HOOD.