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bkoowb Mwuow. | SKNATE. WiwiMUiT, December 20, 18*4. uiriuiv rsocxKinxM. The Invalid Pension bill was so amended M to place widow* of often in the naval service on the Muio footing with widows of army officer*, and wan theu passed. The bill to eatahliah a u Department of Law* was postponed until Tuesday next. The bill securing citixeuahip to the children of citizen* born abroad, was taken op and passed. HOUSE OF BEPRESENTATIVES. Wiuiiuiir, Dec. 20. After our report closed yesterday, the House proceeded, in Committee of the Whole, to consider the bill authorizing the extension, construction, and use of the Metropolitan Railroad Company in to and within the District of Columbia. Mr. CRAIG submitted the following amendment, to come in as a proviso at the end of the oecond section : ProvidtJ, That said railroad shall not pass through the public avenues of tha city of Washington. Mr. HAMILTON thought that the amendment was too broad. If the gentleman would modify his amendment so as to exclude the construction ol said road in Pennsylvania avenue, and on the public grounds and reservations of this city, he would make no objection to It. Mr. CRAIti modified his amendment according to the suggestion of Mr. H. And the anwudment ad modified was agreed to. Mr. bIMMONS inquired of the chairman of tbe Committee on the District of Columbia, whether the bill conferred the authority on the corporations of the cities of Georgetown and Washington, to determine the manner and speed in which the cars may pass through the respective limits of said cities ? Mr. HAMILTON thought that the third section of the bill conferred such authority. Mr. FLORENCE hoped tliat the cars would not be propelled through the streets of the District by steam. The people of the District had already suf fered enough from tho effects of tleam. [ Laughter. 1 Mr. SEYMOUR moved to amend the bill by con ferring the authority on the corporations of Wash ington aud Georgetown, to determine through what streets and avenues the said railroad shall pass ? which, after some discussion, was agreed to. The House then proceeded, as in Committee of the Whole, to oonsider House bill 517, authorizing the corporate authorities of Georgetown to lay am collect an annual tax of 1i cents on every $100 taxable by law within the limits of said town, in order to meet the engagements recently assumed by said town in subscribing to the stock of the Metropolitan Railroad Company. Mr. FLORENCE moved to strike out the first" section of the bill. He was opposed to conferring power upon municipal authorities to subscribe to the stock of railroad companies. This Insane course of procedure, which had been adopted to a greater or lesa extent throughout the countrv, bad onlv resulted in disaster. Mr. HAVEN did not think it ncceasary to strike out the entire scction, but he thought that it ought to be amended. He then offered an amendment to secure the application of the tax collected to no other purpose than the object required by the pro visions of the bill. After a short debate? the amendment of Mr. H wan agreed to. The question then recurred on the motion of Mr. FioacKOE, to strike out the first section of the bill; which was not agreed to. On motion of Mr. COBB, the committee rose; ami a resolution closing the debate on tho bill in five minutes after the House goes again into Committee of the Whole was agreed to. The House again resolved itself into tho Commit tee of the Whole ; when Mr. LETCHER moved to amend the first sec tion by inserting the word "real" before the word '? property," so as to confine the collection of taxes to real property. The amendment was rejected. ? No further amendment being proposed in com mittee, the bill was laid aside to be reported to the House. After some discussion, the bill incorporating this company, was recommitted to the Committee on the District. Suppressing the circulation of small notes in tho District of Columbia. Authorizing the extension, Ac., of the Metro politan railroad. SENATE. TuliujDay, Dec. 21, 1864. A message was received from the House of Rep resentatives, informing the 8enate that they had passed various bills concerning the District. Mr. STCART introduced a bill for the im provement of harbors on Lakes Huron, Ontario and Superior. Mr. ALLEN offered resolutions from Rhode la ?nd, concerning the improvement of Narraganset Mr. SLIDE LL handed in a petition concerning religious worship abroad. ?Mr. FOOT introduced a biirto build a breakwater at, and otherwise improve the harbor of Burling ton, on Lake Champlain. Mr. FOOT advocated the passage of the WU on the ground that $80,000 or *W,000 had already been expended, w hich would be lost unless the work was finished. Mr. BADGER handed In a petition of a G. Kidgley.s asking for arrearages of pay. Mr. SEIDELL offered a revolution coucerninc pilotage * 'thin the Kmlts of tbe United States. Mr. DAWSON offered a resolution Inquiring into ^Miency ?r establishing a naval depot in The bill, in relation to the District of Columbia W"u *2* re"PoctiTe committees. Mr. SLMN8R offered a resolution of Inquiry concerning the expediency of offering mediation between the allied powers of Russia; which was objected to, and lies over. . JONES, of Iowa, moved to take up Senate bill, No 264, for tbe relief of Catharine B. Ar "ri'iar ri * *** rw"1 three Ump? by Ma title, and Mr. CASS moved that 1,000 copies of Under wood s report concerning rights of religious wor "hip abroad bo printed for the use of the Senate iTwaed. Mr- BRODHEAD called up the bill reported by the select committee on Uie apartment of private Hsims ; which, was read. Mr. CASH spoke In favor of the measure, show tag tho difference between It and the one Prcai cnt Madison stopped ; that tho one drew money directly from the Treasury, while the one now pending could notr He thought a solicitor for the government should be appointed, as the operation, of tho mind of one of our best auditors was not W by ihuiUd this claim be allowed 1" but " Why should it not be allowed r? He wanted a man who would l>e on the side of the government altogether, and closed with a humorous anecdote of the readl ness with which Congress rejects claims. Mr. BRODIIEAD spoke in favor. Mr. WELLEB offered an amendment changing the character of the tribunal to try these claim*, rom judges to a board of commissioners, as the *',pe' V thc bill> pointed for life. He "wished th^t thc commissioners shonld be held amenable to public opinion, which would not be tho oase if they held a life tennre, and he pro poaaJ to amend the bill so that they should be ap pointed for a limited time. When the report dosed Mr. BROWN was speak ing against the amendment ? HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Tupmoit, December SI, 18M. The SPEAKER laid tiefore the Mouse, a com munication from the President, enclosing tbe cor "tpondencc between tb? State Department and the Hague in reference to Captain Gibson's case. Referred to the Committee on Foreign Afffcirs snd ordered to be printed. Communications from the Treascry and Post ? ^P*.rtD,ents were also laid before the llouae Mr. V ANHANT introduced a bill proriding for the wpatrwet? of a port at Baltimore, and for snitabfc accommodations for the United States (kmrtfl in Maryland. . Ur HMLLIf '"twdoo?d ? "toiilar bill, in reference to Alexandria, Va. Several other unimportant Mils were introduced by g.-mlenx*, and appropriately rrfcrred The motion to lay on the table the MB authoris ing the corporation of Georgetown to impose addi tional taxes coming up first In order, the ayes and nays wore ordered, and It was decided In the neg ative, by a vote of 49 to 87. The hiD was then passed, the ayes and naya W ?ng again ordered. ' The Mil for this purpose name up, and Mr. Mat was proceeding to express his views at length, when we were compelled to close our report, r,tfY INTELLIGENCE. StarlktV Wuiiu Ware?The two greatest tight* In WaalikigtMi this wiuter in Hteulsy.'a lu M|.n Panorama, Odd Fellows' Hail, and tin Dying Gladiator. Due is a native subject, the other for eign ; both we in the highest style of art. While each work Id admirable, American feeling must, we think, incline to favor the painting. Great in terest la now Imparted to the panorama by the lec ture of the artist. Til* Dtinu Gladutob.?We need say no more than that tliis admirable work la still on exhibition at Morrison's Building, 4 1-2 street It needs uo comments?the beauty of the work Is too app* reut of itself for us to endeavor to point it out. Go and see it, und you will not fkll to admire It. W? have in type the proceeding# of the case before Magistrate Doun, yesterday, in the false pretence case, which will appear to-morrow. The case having been adjourned till this P. M. at four o'clock. We intend giving the final decision of the magistrate upon the case, with the evidenoc. Books! Books!?The man at the Union Book Store is actually giving away books to all who come there. He has all sorts of books, and is doing " a an,.*hing business." Of course all who want to make a Christinas present will go to this modern Union Book Store, No. 474 Pennsylvania avenue. Ladirs' Fairs.?1The ladles of the Navy-Yard Baptist church, are holding a (air at Anaooatia Hall, the proceeds of which are to go to the church. They have the Hormoneons and Amphions this evening, and a rich treat may be expected. The ladies of Kyland chapel open their fair at Island Hall this evening, and their proceeds are to be disposed of in the same manner. The ladies of Union chapel are also holding a fair at Faraham's Hall, and we urge our citizens to go to one, if not all the above, and aid them in a generous manner in the result they are laboring so nobly to attain. Csmtkk Markkt, Washington, December 21.? Prices?beef-cattle, $8 50 ? $5 00 per cwt; retail, 10 * IS 1-2 cento per pound. Pork?hogs. #7 00 per cwt; retail, 10 a 12 cents per lb. Mutton, 12 1-2 cents per lb. Ham and sausages, each 12 1-2 cents per lb. Turkeys, $1 00 a $2 00. Chickens, 60 a 75 cents per pair. Butter, 26 to 40 ets. per lb. Cheese, 14 a 16 cts. per lb. Eggs, 87 to 40 eta. per dozen. Potatoes, $1 87 per bushel. Hay, $1 00 a #1 25 per cwt. Straw, 76 cents per cwt. Wood?pine, $4 76 per cord; hard, $0 25. The market was a good one today?purchasers were quick and marketmen busy. _ Beef cattle have gone up, and all other provisions maintain thoir last quotations. Hay and straw had declined a very little, and wood had rather an upward ten dency. Gas Works.?We are pleased to see that the Washington Gas Light Company have greatly In creased their facilities for supplying the city with gas, by the erection of a Mammoth Gas Holder, on K street, in the First ward. It is a beautiful structure, and reflects much credit ?n the compa ny, who, wliile they thus ornament that section of the city, erect a monument of their own liberality. The contract for building the gasometer was given to the late Jos. H. Amer, of Pliiladelphia, in which city the various parts were prepared for erec ti ou, under the immediate direction of Geo. W. Kraft and Thos. Greer, who designed the whole apparatus, Introducing many valuable Improve ments. The gasometer is of the tcleseopic pattern ; K is 05 feet diameter, and 40 feet deep. The inner section Is 98 feet 0 inches diameter, and 20 feet high, with a hydraulic cup 15 inches deep. There is 1,5(W sheets of Nos. 10 and 12 iron In the sides and crown, joined together with button and flat-head rivets. The frame is com posed of three strong rings of angle iron, 20 T iron legs, for support of the skies, and 20 trussed rafters, also of T Iron, to sustain the weight of the crown?tlie crown and rafters being securely riveted together. The outer section is #5 feet diameter, and 20 feet high, and has no other bracing than the rings necessary to keep it cylindrical. It is counterbal anced by 10 weights, equal to 25,000 pounds; which, with the necessary chains, whocls, stands, Ac., atfd greatly to the beauty of the guide frame. The guide frame consists of 10 trigon towers, each tower formed of three sections of columns, each section having Gothic panels, and surmounted by an entablature. On the upper extablature or cap the girders rest, bracing the whole frame work firmly together. The process of erection commenced the middle of May last, under the personal direction of Mr. Kraft, and early In August both sections were com pleted, though the erection of the towers was sus pended on account of tho non-arrival of the cast ings. During the heavy thunder storm of August 16, the outer section, together with the scaffolding, in all about thirty tons weight, was lifted bodily twelve feet In the air, and thrown eighty fcet from Its for mer position, falling with a perfect crash on the crown of the inner section. But, strango to tell, the improved trussed rafters, intended to support the crown, performed their duty so perfectly that not one of them received tf?e slightest damage, and the crown sheets themselves being but little in jured, while the outer section was rendered a per fect wrecks being so completely destroyed ss to mj^e It necessary to take It entirely to pieces; this was done, and tho parts all made perfect and ready to put logetlter again within a week after the occurrence, the loss amounting to about $600. The value of the trussed rafter was here made manifest, for had the crown given way the toner section would also have been destroyed, fnd, in stead of a loss of $600, it would probably have been as many thousand. Let our readers for a moment look at the immense size of fhe crown of this gas holder?ninety-three fcet si* inches diameter, and yet twenty rafters of this construction have proved amply sufficient to sustain the crown under such adverse circumstances. Watch ItrrrRWs.?Before Police Magistrate Grubb. A large number of vagrants, who have been in the habit of lodging in the watch-house, and whom 1 Captain Birch found accumulating in great num bers, wen; sent to the workhouse. The following Are their utmffl ? Curtis Rithborn, Job? Peter Riley, John McKennon, James Rigsby, and James Cropsey. John Stndley, English, lodging ; Thomas Reese, for imbibing poor whiskey, was sent to the work l house for 30 days. John Kelly, Irish, and Henry Hchafer, German, were furnished lodging. Frank Diggs, a runaway slave, was sent home. James Ilogan, an Irish vagrant, workhouse SO days. Ann Boyle, an insane woman, was sent to Jail. Criminal Court, DeoembertO.?Henrietta King was acquitted upon a charge of larceny. Harah J. Norton was also acquitted on the same charge. Moses Brown and George Humphreys were ac quitted on a charge of stealing chickens. George Handy was not so lucky, but was con victed of stealing a pair of shoes, and senteoood to six months in jail. William James was also couvicted of stealing a Hitch of bacon, and sent to jail ft?r Ave months. Lewis Harris was convicted of stealing earthern pots from the market, and sentenced to jail for six month*?quite a list of larcenies for one day. John Kelly and Sarah J. Morton were discharged from jail. WilUnm Umlierfleld, for assault on Andrew Stew art. sent to jail for one month, and for two weeks additional for assault on Philip Miller. We wl?h to call the hubHwi of our ciuseua to Wifltun Hutchinson, the baker, who occupies ? cuoqpkmous phwe, both at the Centre aad North era Liberty market*, nod who has bread, sweet bread, nice bread, Rood bread, In largo, round loaves, which he in selling, merely for cash, cheap Look after luui when you go to market. Thom of our reader* who are ia quest of ulegaut and appropriate present* lor the holidays will find at Bhillington's bookstore, Odeou building, a mag nificent assortment of iniuialw, gift books, albums, poets in all styles of binding, Interesting juvenile books, toy books, Episcopal ami Catholic prayer books, Bibiee, writing desks, port-monuaies, port folios, work-boxes, gold pens, and everything in the fkney stationery line. ? Caan Wairwa.?Purchase, the excelsior Card Writer, whose circulars and specimens of writing are to be found at the hotels, is at Willard's yet, prepared to furnish visiting and wedding cards, written in the most complete and artistic manner. The motto he has adopted?"Excelsior"?is not vanity nor boasting, for he is indeed the most rap id and elegant writer we ever met. WA H HIN G TO IT BAKER Y.-The sub scriber baa oomineuood a new Baking Es tablishment, on Seventh street, between L and M, and ap|ieals to the oitiaens of Washington generally ; also to his brother mechanic*, those who, like lain, have served a regular apprenticeship; and to his bro ther soldiers of the Mexican war; and last, not least, to the eitisen soldiers of Washington, to afford him a share of their patronage. Every article, by his per sonal attention, shall be of superior order, which, by his extensive experience ia Washington, New York, New Orleans, and Mobile, he oau produce in the very first style. His stand in Centre Market is No. 84, west wing, and in Northern Liberties Market near the centra. Bee signs at each. ?11 orders left at his establishment, or at either of the above stands, will be promptly attended to, being prepared to supply Cake of all descriptions, including new styles from other cities, for parties and the holi days. WILLIAM HUTCHINSON. dec SI 2t* AISINN, PRUNES, FIGS. Ac.?Layer M%- and bunch Raisins, in whole, half, and quarter boxea. Prune* in handsome fhncy boxes, glass jars, Ac. New Figs, very fine. Fif 1'aate, *e For sale by ROB'T D. TWEEDY, Corner Peun. avenue and 18th St., south side, dec 21?oodtjan I ENGLISH DAIRY, Pine Apple, and JEi Ooaben Cheese.?2fi boxes English Dairy Cheese, small size, selected expressly for family use. 10 cases of Norton's celebrated line Apple Cheese 100 boxes Goshen Cheese, selected 20 casks do do. Just received from New York per schooner Ann D. For sale by EE. WHITE A CO., No. 88 Louisiana avenue, bet 6th and 7th streets, opposite Bunk of Washington, dec 21?SUf mrEW YORK BUCK WHEAT.-Extre new 1? hulled Buckwheat and Goshon Butter. Forsyte by ROB'T D. TWEEDY, ^Corner Penn. aveaue and 13th at.,'south side, dec 21?eodyanl * DEDICATED TO EVERYBODY. O THERE is a beauty in the rosy bowers, When balmy summer docks the earth with fiewers, And beauty lingers in the quiet shade, When sober autumn strays o'er wood and glade; But if you wish the beoutifol to see In every aspect and variety, Just call at LAMMOND'8," where is now displayed, The fanciful in everr hue and grade; Consiating of rioh Presents, Gifts, and Toys, For Wivea and Sweethearts, little Girl* and Boys; And those who wish a bargain to secure, Should go at onoe to old " Kriu KrinoU't" store, dec 21?2t |^IHAMPA6NK.-Lallcmd's Creme Do Bouxy Champagne. The undersigned begs leave to call the attention of the oitisens of Washington, and connoisseurs, to this new brand of superior full bodied and fruity Champagne, which, upon trial, will be found unequalled by any now imported into the oonntrv. For sale bv E. E. WHITE A CO., , No 08 Louisiana avenue, bet. flth and 7th street, opposite the Dank of Washington, dec 21?Stir PURE CRAB APPLE CIDER.-lo bbl*. pure Crab Apple Cider from Franklin ctunty, Pennsylvania, a very superior article, received this day and for sale bv tbo gallon and barrel, bv E. E. WHITE A CO., No. 68 Louisiana avenne, bet. 6th and 7 th streets, opposite Bank of Washington dec 21?8tif milLES'H REGISTER AND REES'SEN 1? cyclopwdia.?Fifty volumes (front first to fif teenth inclusive) of the valuable work (Niles's Regis ter,) and a complete set of Rees's Encyclopedia, for sale by tbe subscriber at low price. Information, prices, Ac., can be had by address GEO. W. CALDWELL, lec 21?dSt Wheatland, Vs. BOARDING. C1EVERAL gentlemen can be accomnto* ^7 dated with board and lodgingat Mrs. WARD'S, an the corner of Fonr-snd-a-haTf street and Missouri svenue. Gentlemen oan be accommodated with meals for $8 per week. dec go?d 1 w BOARDING. gentlemen can be accommodated with board at Mrs. WHITNEY'S, onC street, No. 202, between Twelfth snd Thirteenth streets. Also, a good toned second-band Piano for sale cheap, dee SO?6td WATCHES, JEWELRY, SILVER AND I PLATED-WARRS. AN entire new stock of Watches, Jew* elry, Silver and Plated-Wsrcs, is now offered at Villard s old stand, 122 Bridge Ktroet, Georgetown, by R. C. WBTENHALL. Call and see the new styles, which I will sell at j New Yorkpriees. Clocks, Watches, and Jewelry carefully repaired. dec 1?~2W MUM. BANNERHAN WILL open on Wednesday an assort* meat of new style Head Dresses. Feathers, Flowers Ribbons, Dress Caps, Sash Ribbons, and white Rid Gloves ; to which she invites the sttention of the ladies. Pennsylvania avenue, one door froui Eighth street, opposite Centre Market. dec 1???t* PINE APPLE, BRANDY, AND CAN ADA CHEESE. AVIS Norton's brand Pine Apple Cheese, prime? Superior Brand v Cheese, I lb. jars, do Csoada do X ana 1 lb. jars. L. English Dairy, imitation Gloster and Cheshire. 1'srmessa Cheese. 1 cake, in prime order. A) do grated in glaitx jars, 1 lb. each. For sale by HHBKRLL BROTHERS, dec 20?Jtif No. 40, opposite Centre Market. HEBAflTOPOL NOT TAKEN, Bnt Cords of New and Valuable Book* Sightly taktn from th* Ntv Book Aurlion 0orf, *74 Psnnnylvsniaavenue, FITZGERALD'S Store. HOLIDAY Prints in great abundance, and cheap, at the new Book store, 474 Penn nvivania avenue. ' Look oat for the oars when tbe bell rinr*! Jnst received, at the new Union Book store, the Autobiography of the inoomjiarabU Barnum. Life of tbe indefatigable Greeley. Rath Hall, fe continuous story by Fanny Fern, tbe memorable writer of the nineteenth century, and Fern aeries complete, with little Ferna, and an assort ment of New Books fir the Holidays, just opening at the new Union Book Store, 474 Pennsvlvsnia avenue. ? Donn Earl, Jack Downing's Isat, with High Life in New York, Wide-Awake Gift for IBM, Ac., Ac., jnst In at the new Bookstore, dee i??dftt 474 Peon, avenoe. FAIR." THE LADIES of Union Chapel M. E. Church will hold a Fair at Famham s Hall, oor- j ner of Pennsylvania svenue and Eleventh street, commencing on MONDAY Morning, the 18th lust., st 7 o'clock, tbo prooeeis of which will bo applied tol the improvement of the above-named Church Hopper will be served every evening. Admission 12W cents, s<*son tickets $1 no, to be hsd st the door of the Hall. dcc IS?lw M " LADIE* PANt. THE Ladies Mite Society of Rvlaad Chapel design holding a Pair, at Island Hall, oommenoing on THURSDAY EVENING, December 21st, and continuing ten . veningK, The proceed* *r<> to be appropriated to the liquidation of their Church debt In sppenling to a generons public in this land sble undertaking of onr spirited snd persevering ladies, we think it only neeesaary to say that no effort will be spared on tbeir jwrt in catering for the benefit Of the pnblie, and providing for the epicureans who mmt honor na wHJi their praaenOe. Admission fee, llj/cents: season tickets, .VI rta Tiekett.msv be obtained from the Psators of the Church and M the Indies of the Society. dee IS?It AMUSEMENTS. EXCURSION TO MKW YORK CITY J! B ULLARD'S PANORAMA OF NEW YORR, TAKEN tki .pectaUw over six ?1>M through the * true Id of N?W Yurk oily faithfully vhowiui tli? BUSINESS. BUSTLE, and CONFUSION of oity lik. He na? a view of over 700 horse* and carriages, and upwards of 10,000 of it* People, ProteMtotu, Military Companiei, Bandt of Mu tic, Shtfjjjtmt, Steamboat*, <tc. AT BACH EXHIBITION, A.u vxplauatoiy lecture will be giveu by oue ot the proprietors, Mr. Doel, giving much valuable knowl edge of ? NEW YOHK AND ITS PEOPLE, of great import* noe to a stranger, and of general and instructive information to everybody, will be exhib ited at LIBERTY HAUL, Alexandria, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY, _ SATURDAY, MONDAY, and TUESDAY EVENINGS, December 10, 21, 22, 28, 29, and 28, Also Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday afternoons, December 28, 25, and 20. I-ST" The Afteruoon Exhibition* continence at 8>f, the Evening at o'clock. (ST* Admission 26 oenU; children half price. Families and parties of five persona, $1; eight peraons, ?1 50. dec 20 The Great Marble Statue or THE DYING GLADIATOR, On exhibition at Morriton'i Building, Four and a half street, near Pennsylvania avenue, from 9 o'clock A. M. until 10 P. M., daily. Admittance 35 Cents. " A statue of surpassing merit. Its power and pathos are independent of time, place, and condition. The charm ana powar of the statue oonsist in the amoxing 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 ghastlineaa and horror. We feel ourselves in the presence of that awful power before whoso icy sceptre all mortal distinctions are levelled. No statue was ever more marked by simplicity, Nothing lias been done foreffect No vulgar applause is oourted, and tho decen-cy and dignity of truth are scrupulously observed."?UUlard'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. At the moment we behold the dying Gladia tor his agony is pant. It is the uiouiont of exhaust ion, of faintness, of deiith."?Jfre. HUit. . This statue is indisaolubly associated with Byron s immortal stanza: I see before ine the Gladiator lie: He leans upon his hand; his manly brow Consents to death, but conquers agony ; And bis droop'd head sinks gradually low, And through his side the last drops, ebbing slow From the red gash, fall heavy, one by one, Like the first of a thunder shower; and now The arena swims around him: he is gone, Ere ceased tbe inhuman shout which hailed tho wretch who won. He beard it, but be heeded not; his eyes Were with bis heart, and that was far away. He rcck'dnot of the life he lost, uor prize, But where his rude hut by the Danube lay: 7here were bis young barbarians all at plav; 1 here was their Daeian mother: he, their sire, Butchered to make a Roman holy day. All this rush'd with his blood. Shall be expire, And unavenged? Arise, ye Goths, and glut your J. 8.1I0LLING6HEAD, dec 15?dtf Agent THE GREAT NATIONAL PANORAMA. STANLEY'S WESTERN WILDS, OR, THE INDIAN AND HIS COUNTRY; Also showing the Northern Pacific Railroad Route, As recently surveyed by Governor Stivins, WILL BE EXHIBITED AT ODD FELLOWS' HALL, Seventh St., TO-NIGHT. Doors open at 6)^, exhibition commences at 1x/\ J. M. STANLEY, dec 11?tf Artist and Proprietor. NEW CABINET WARE-ROOMS, Penntylvania Avenue, betu>eeii Seventeenth and Eiyhteenth itreett, EDWIN GREEN, HAVING removed to hia large fonr-story building, has now on hand a large stock of Cabinet Furniture, Chairs, and from the lowest price substantial to the most elegant and fashionable, which will be sold at tbe lowest rates. Jobbing and repairing promptly attended to. Ma hogany and walnut on band for sate. dec 20?8tif [Star, Union, Geo. Advocate] USEFUL AND'wfBSTANTIAL CHRIST mas and New Year's Presents. GENTLEMEN'S Fine Diamine Robes of all styles Mufflers, Scarfs, Cravats, and Ties. Gentlemen's Dressing Cases, Portemonnaies, Card Cases. Fine Raaors and Stropsi Brnsbee of alt kinds. Best German Cologne, in plain and fancy bottles Lubin's Extracts, snd Soaps. Phalon's, Lyon's Barry's, and Roussell'* Prepa rations for tbe hair. Also, ? rich and varied assortment of misses' and children's Hats and Flats. With many other very desirable artioles for Holi day PRESENTS. LANE'S Gentlemen's Furnishing Store, 424 Pennsylvania avenue, dee 20?d2wif near Four-aud-a-balf at rest MINCE MEAT* SPECIALLY prepared fbr oar sale*. W For sale by 8HEK ELL BROTHERS, dee 20?8tif No. 40, opposite Centre Market. V! rERY SUPERIOR MINCE MEAT. . 800 pounds of Mince Meat msde by Dirtier's pa tent cutter. For sale at 25 per cent, leas thsn it can be prepared by families. A.JACKSON, Corner 11 and 18th streets. Confectioners and Hotels can be supplied at Phila delphia prices, by tbe 50 lbs. Csll and examine, dee 18?lw A. J. w TEW EMBROIDERIES.?We sliall ot>en A J to-day a large assortment of Worked Cellars and Embroidered Handkerchiefa. We shall hare a fine assortment of Cambric Col lars, from 50 cents up, and all very cheap. Also, an auction lot of Hemstitched Llnencambrie Handkerchiefs, at 8TM rents, the cheapest we ever offered. Also, fine Worsted Comforts, from 25 rente to fl in every variety of colors. We shall also open a very beautiful assortment of rieli printed Monoclines and C**hmer*a, at 25 cents, worth at least 8fj* eontt. . With many other dfiireble article?, nuiUW? for | Christmas presents. Aud we would state here, that we are selling off the balance of our fine Shawl* anu Silk Goods, at greatly rndacod pncea, and will offer particular inducement* to all who pay caah. dec l>?dfltif W M BIIUaTER A CO. PRESERVES, JAMS, JELLIES, AND Marmalade, viz: Teaches, Quinces, Damsons, Blackberries, Straw berries and Raspberries, and Pine Apple Pre serve* Black Currant Jetliea, in half and one pound jars Red do do in half pint and quart jars Grape, Quince, Crab Apple, and Plums Pine Apple and Crab Apple Marmalades Pescbes and Pine Apple, in cans, hermetically sealed. Jellies Pine Ajple, Peaches, Oreen Gages, preserved in These Preserves, Jellies, Ac., are of the best quality, put up to our order for our sales. ^ SHKKKLL BROTHKRS, dee 18?Iwif No. 40, opposite Centre Market. PRACnCAL FLl MBINt; ESTABLISH MENT, No. 511, 7th street, opposite the Intelligencer Office. THE subscriber having completed his ar rangement* in his new store, is now ready to furnlah and put up all articles in (his) the above line of business, and would state that, having served an ap prenticeship with a New York firm, he feels fully competent to do all wortt intrusted to him, with du rabifitv, promptness, and despatch. dec.'1? P. H SIMS, Practical Plumber. SUPERIOR WATCHES. | HAVE on hand a good assortment of I. perfect time-keeping Watches, from tbe best maker* in Europe or America, that I will sell st itToaUy reduced prire*, at 418 Pennsylvania avenue dee If. dtf &? 0. HOOD FINE JEWELRY. IHAVEtanrt reeeived a new supply of the latest atylee of Jewelry, and havelue*fiuishad a fine lot of utvre Silver Ware, aucli as Tsa Hetta, Oob lets. Cups, Hpoona, Forks, ledlwi. Butter. Fish, and Pie Knives, Napkin Rings, Ac Ac ; oil of wMch I will sell at much lower price* than ia usaallv aaked tnr the same quality of goods st other establishments in this city. And every article will bo warranted aa repswatMl at time of sate, at 418.Pennsylvania *v enne, Mwwi 4t$ snd flth streets. unnn dee 15?dtf ? 0 HOOD. TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. uronu rox th? DAILY A1EHICAN OMCAN. Wmthtr in AVw Jcrtty. Saum, N. J., Dec. 41.?We had 4 heavy fall of huow here this morning, tud the weather la still unsettled. Weather in Philadelphia. Philadklmiia, Dec. 21.?The weaihtir here in variable, with a fall ol snow this morning. It id now clear ami cokl. Weathir at tfe*> York. Nkw Yokk, Dec. 21.?The weather has wodcra tod here considerably since yesterday's report. At the present time enow is slightly falling. It hat* also moderated at the eastward. Weather ?i? Vermont. St. Johxsbiky, Dec. 20.?The weather is clear and intensely cold. Tho mercury now stands at J 36 deg. below aero. Packet Ship Ashore at Barnegat. Nkw York, Dec. 21.?The ship St. Patrick, from Liverpool, with 400 passengers, went ashore at li o'clock last evening in a fog, two miles south of Barnegat. It is thought the vessel will be total loss, but the passengers were all saved, and are comiug up in lighters. The latest accounts say the vessel has bilged, with seven feet of water in her hold. The vessel was insured for $50,000, but tho amount of insu- | ranee on the cargo, which was a full one, has not been ascertained. Heavy Failure in Oneida County. N*w York, Dec 21.?Messrs. Owen k Co., ex tensive produce dealers in Oneida, New York, have failed for a large amount. No further particulars ] given. ? The Halifax Steamer. Nkw York, Dec. 21.?It is stated hero that when the Pacific left Liverpool, it was there con sidered doubtful if the American, now supposed to I be due at Halifax, would sail on tho ?tH, as ad vertised ; as it was probable she would be required fbr transportation of troops and munitions of war to the Crimea. Schooner Ashore?Desperate Situation of the Orew. Philadelphia, Dec. 21.?The schooner Isabel went ashore this morning near Congress Hall, on Cape Island. The crew, almost frozen and be numbed by the spray, clung to tho rigging until daylight, when they were fortunately rescued by the citizens from their perilous situation, and taken on shore in whale-boats. yon-arrival of the Steamer?. Nkw York, Dec. 21, 1 P. M.?Nothing has yet t>een heard of the America, due at Halifax; the Sa rah Bauds, at Portland, or the Washington, due at Sandy Ilook, up to this hour. Libel Decision in New York. Nkw York. Dec. 21.?-Tho jury in the case of j Shelton vs. Fuller,(the latter, editor of the "Mirror") has brought in a [verdict in favor of the plaintiff. The damages are assessed at (250.00. Markets. ' Baltimokk, Dec. 21.?Flour is fn m at rtster ilav's prices. Sales of Howard street at $8 56 1-4 a $8 02 1-2; city mille, sales of 2,400 barrels, at |8 87 1-2 a $8 50, and $'.? 25 for extra. Wheat is firm and active at yesterday's prices?sales of | good to prime red at $1 92 a $2 ; good to prime white at $2 a $2 05; and choice, for family flour, at $2 0b. Corn?a large supply on hand, and hi speculative demand, at an advanced price; sales of | white at t>0 a 91 1-2 cents; yellow at 87 a90 cents. Nkw York, Dec. 21.?Flour?Prises have ad vanced 12 1-2 cents?sales of good Ohio, 8,000 barrels, at |9 a $9 87 1-2; southern has advanced 12 1-2 cents, with sales of l,fi00 barrels at $8 87 1-2 a $9 50. Wheat Is unchanged, with limited sales at previous rates. Com has advanced 12 1-2 cts., with sales of 15,000 bushels western mixed at 98 a 99 cents. Provisions unchanged. Whiskey?Ohio, 88 1-2 cents. Georgetown Markets. December 21. The scarcity of flour has caus?d an advance in price. Flour?family?$10 to $11. Superfine?99. Wheat?white $1 9.1 to $2 00; Rod $1 90 to $1 95. Corn?white, 80 to 85 cents.; yellow, 86 to 87. Mill offal?Hhorts?-80 cents. Ship staff?40 to 86 cents. Brown stuff? 25 to 85 oents. Com meal?(1 05. Bay, in bales, $1 85. A BOOK-STORE ESTABLISH J* EN T FOR SALE. J ELDER A Co.. corner La. arena* ? and 7 th streets, ufler st private sale their en tiro stock and store fixtures, Ac. The stock, compris ing History, Biography, Poetry, Travels, Ac., Works ot Fiction," u great variety, mid of the most popular kind, bound, and in cheap form : Bibles, Prayer-books, Portemonnaies, suitable for holidsv presents; also, a good assortment of Blank-books, Stationery, Ac., Ac. The location fs a desirable one, and the stock is fresh and in such variety as one commencing business requires. Tbd stock and fixture* will be sold separately or together, as oan be agreed upon. Apply on tbe premises, ia person or by letter. J. ELDER A Co., No. 8, Columbia l'lace, Corner Louisiana avenue and 7th sts. The public are requested to call, where they will And books cheap. dee H0--4t* FIRECRACKER*. A LOT Jnst received of Golden Chop No. 1, 40 packs to the box, for sale by the bo* only at the store of the Canton Tea Company, No. 510, Seventh street. Price low. Terms oish. dee 90?3td [Star] HA 1.1. * HBNNfSO. LADIEU, WILL YOU READ THIST rriHE undersigned won Id respectfully ia ? form her lady patrons and strangers, that she has just received from Uis North a beautiful assort ment of EMBROIDERED AND LACETJOOD8, many of whiob are well adipL'd to the present sea son for Cbriatmas gifts, Ae. EMBROIDERIES.?Rich and superbly worked <Impure Collars and Setts ; Coliaretl* and Modest/1 Sieces, in setts; beautiful Embroidered Collars, leeves, Habits. Chemisette, .Setts of Sleeves ami Collars: worked Handkerchiefs. Ac. LACK GOODS.?Maltese, Platte, Limerick, Na gileon, and Aupssaa Lace Collars, and Collar* and leeves in setts, from $-J 50 to $10 : alao, Uead Dres ses, l>ress Taps, Kid and Silk Gloves; children's Comforts, Oaiters, and Hocks. A splendid stock of Black sad While MouSuing Oo?>ds. \SH" Persons wishing to purrhase, will please call nnd get great bargains, at tbe old stand?No. 12 Mar ket space. dec It*?flt KCTH Aa PKACO. JET GOODS. I HAVE Jnst received a good supply, which I will sell st importers prioea st II. 0. HOOD'S, dee 15?dtf 4i8 Psnn. avspue. THE AMERICAN rifles"HATE the pleasure to announce thut they will give s grand DRESS it A 1.1,, at Odd Fellows' Hall, Nary Yard, on tbe Hth of Janum-v, 1955. Particulars in future advertisement. dec 5? eodUau I Housekeepers. Attention! Dinner Seta, Toilet Bets. Tea Sets. Crockery Ware, and Housekeeping articles generally, for safe a little lower than they cau be had tu tbe city. lloinK about to close ont that nart of my business, I offer to the public any of tbe above enumerated ar ttclea atooat. _ Mv stock of Paints, Oila, Glass, Varnishes, finishes. Wicks, Gold Leaf, and everything appertaining there to is complete, and I invite all perwms in want to give IM a mil, being determined not to be undersold in this city or Baltimore Hperin and Lard Oils, a fine article, constantly on hand. I also keep for sale Russia Hair Felt for packing steam l>oilers. Mr stock Is bought entirely for easb and I aas con fident any one in want of articles sold by ma eannot gn amlsa bJ giving me calL On all soma of and over, five prr oent. deducted for cash. , Goods delivered In say part of the city and George town free of cost. 0. 8. WHITTLESEY. 514 Seventh street P. H. All bills made with mo must he settled monthly. dee 8?sodlftw AUCTION SALES. By HOtllWELL* HROWK, AMtJoiMri. VVKMY EVENING this week sale* will -"-J* held at the Auction atari', oppoaite the Bank rn.*^Un,fto"' ?(the following article*. ri?: t hnatmas Present*, such uFmo; pox?, Ladies' : BknkeU, Cotton*, Flapncls, Mu?lin? Pattern* of Merinos, Alpac.*, 4c. , . , ? ' variety of article*, including* ouanU [ ty of Cig*r?, of excellent quality. B1 ROTHWElL A BROWN, i Jbc 18~1w Auctioneer? j GREAT AND ATTRACTIVE MALE | of Choice and Valuable Book*, Stationery, <lc., at Auction. Commencing on Saturday evening, Dec. 10, at Fitx p gt'rald .1 Store, 47* Pennsylvania avunuo. tt'rWK all new and perfect, direct ftom the Now York Trade Saloa, comprising the choicest and beat selected assortment i foreign and doinvatic) ever offered in thia market, oou*i&ting uf? School, Classical, Law, Medical, and Ml*. cellaneona Books, IN EVERY DEPARTMENT Or LITERATURE. New Hooka daily from New York, and ordered di rect. School, public and pr'vutc Libraries, furniabed from 80 to 40 per cent, leas than usual rates. Bibles, Prayer Books, Blank Books, Au., a great variety. Albums, Annuals, and Holiday Presents for 1865. Agricultural Work*, some lifly'different authors, all Hi*.,*?, p?pul?r works, in print, (Amerioan and f i. > to ""P"'** the soil and the mind. "?Idand Steel Pen*, of extra quality. ^ Diaries, Pocket Memorandums, Portmonnaea, Ac., 1 he above stock will be open I'or examination and private sale duriug the day, (to which all arc resj>cct fully invited, whether wishing to purchase or not,) and offered'at auction every evening until the entire stock shall be disposed of. N. B. A rare opportunity is now offered for re plenishing libraries with choicu reading, at low rates, for the long winter evenings, as all can be suited. Remember the plaoo, at we New Union Bookstore, 471 Pennsylvania avenue. , ,. , , JEWELLS * CO., dec 18?dtf Auctioneers. By GREEN At SCOTT, Auctioneer*. TRUSTEE'S SALE OP VERY VALU. able uuimproved Ground near the Railroad Depot at auction.?On Tuesday, the #th dav of Jann apr, 1855, 1shall sail, in front of the premlaee, at 4 o clock, P. M., at public auction, by virtus of a deed of trust to me, recorded among the land rooords of \V aahington county, District of Columbia, on the L'Tlfa May last, all that part of square numbered 980 which is comprised within the following boundaries, to wit: Beginning at a point on north D street, 7" feet from the southwest corner of said square, running thanes east on said D street 60 feet; thence north 380 feet ihiio inches; thence west do feel; thence south 360 foot nine inches, to the beginning. Terms: Ouu-hulf cash; the residue in three instal ments of six, twelve, and eighteen months, bearing interest, and secured to the satisfaction of the tma tee. if the terms are not complied with in three day* after the sale, the property will bo reeold at the risk and expense of the iirst purchaser. S. M. CARLISLE, Trustee. GREEN A SCOTT, Anstioncers. dec li?d ____ ANCHOVIES, Varieties, and Shrimp Paste.?Anchovies Paste, genuine, in jars. Anchovies in sauoe, in pickle, and salt. Essence of Lobsters. Anchovies, and Shrimps. Just receives by SHEKELL BROTHERS, dec 19?iltif No, 40 opposite Centre Market. GEORGETOWN" 09 Bridge Street, South side. HOLIDAY PRESENTS. J*. BLACKFORD, Silver-smith and ? Jeweler, has just received direct from New * ork and Philadelphia, in addition to bis usual as sortment of line Watches, Jewelry and Silver-Ws?l articles new and uniqe, suitable for HOLIDAY PRESENTS, to which he invites the inspection of the public. His stock is large, quite uew, and well selected, and will be sold at prices that cannot possibly fail to please. A splendid assortment of Gold and Silter Watches lino Jewelry of ev?;ry description. Pure Silver Wares, Spoons, Forks, and Tea Seta, plated on al beta. American, Englit.li, aud French Clocks, from (1 GO to W>n. J. S. B. has for main years paid particular atten tion to repairing One Watche*, and has lately a vailed himself of some oostly modern machinery to facili tate his o|ierations. Jewelry repaired equal to new Engraving in nil its branches. Charges always very moderate. dec l??lw PREPARATION POR THE HOLIDAYS. TODD & CO. invite the attention of the I<adics to their large stock of rich FURS, hi set* of SABLE. STONE MARTEN, MINK MARTEN. SIBERIAN S0UIRREL, FITCH MA&TEN, ERMINE, Lx XX With a variety of other choice and rich Furs, com pruingthu largest assortment ever offered in this dty. The present Is s rsre opportunity of obtaining these seasonable luxuries at a reasonable prioe. Children ? Furs in endless vsriety. prices very low , , TODD A CO., dec 18?lw Under Brown'* Hotel. NEWS, NEWS I I received a large cargo *f m. Albany Lumber in good order and well seasoned ? it oootains a fine lot of 4-4. 6-4, fl-4, H-4, 12-4 Psanel' merchantable sclcct Ctilling*, Cherry, Poplar *o<i Wslnut. r ' Also, a prime lot of 6-8 Poplar for coachmaker*. You will also find a general assortment "f Lumber. dT' Plaster, Rosend^Us Cement, Shingles, Laat and not least, a large stock of Coal, such ** ix-sch orchard and Lvkins V?lley red ash Lehigh Furnace Coal, egg and stove-sire white ash. Now unloading, a cargo of superior Lump Camber laud Coal; all of which will be sold on reasonable terms, by applying at my yard, on First street, near the Capitol. dec lfr-dlw JOHN PURDV. FASHIONABLE DRESS, TAUiA, AND Cloak-making Establishment. A'o. 48 4f$ ftrfft, * <tlh t/ Ptnnnylvania at+nus. | A DIES desiring to be fitted out in the MJ mom fcuhionslde style with either of the above named articles of dress will do well to call at the above-named establishment. Also, a Room to rent suitable for an otflixv dec 18?lm CAKES! CONPECTIONERY, A?.l~ WHO dees not want a Cake, for Sweet heart, lover, wife, or friend, at Christmas or New Year's Day T I will tell you where you can get one or more, from II to |2o each. It is at No. ?47, opposite Brown's Hotel. Now making and on exhibition $.*,0A0 worth of the very best Cakes and Confectionery ever offered In this city, and on the most pleasing terms. Call early and leave vour orders. There sfso r>?t ea?i find upward* of sixty varieties of small (lakes. The headquarters for the genuine Boston snd French Cream Cake, vary delicious, and taken by storm, every day fresh. The public can rely on being served in the vary best stvle. Mv personal attention given to pertiea of all kinds. J. O. WEAVER. dec 16?dt Jan 1 Fresh fruit, nuts, 100 boxes Raiains 70" pounds Currants, good ?nd ch?e,> halm A Imonds, hard and sell 1 > do Oround Note, freah ?l do English Walnuts, fnafc do Pecau Nuts l> hag* Hhcllbark* tairrels Mhellharka, large barrela Cranberries ? case* Preserved Canton O ngtr t< do Citron 'i do Pnines. freah ?o drums Figs, new barrela Oranges larHii lemons Onava Jelly fi dosen package* Straw Iterries 7 do I Verbs*, preserved 4 do do hermetically i *a!ad 9 dosen Pine Apples do Tamarind* i oases of Brandy Fruit i do Sardines, third, half, and wb >!? b'xa I barrel Mince Meet 10 dram* Snltona Raisin* For aale low by RICHARD J. RYON, dec Id oo?wit Comer Pth srd D atreete WALL A STEPHENS. PENNSYLVANIA Ave.ne, between Mb ?nd l'>th streets, have jnst rec-tved a large aa ( sortment of Cloths, Caaslmera, and Vesting, wh ah I they will hava made up u? order iu the most fashimi ' able styles. j Also, on hand a very Urge stock of ready-made i Clothing, which they will *<3l as efc< ap aa any other satahlishment in the United States , cUc ?