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THE NATIOjnajL REPUBLICAN. SATURDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 12, 1874,
Utotiflunl qmMic,w
W.J.MUKTAQH Editor and Proprietor.
Trie National RxruBLiCAx ts published sery
knomlnsr (Sundays excepted) at the southwest cor
EerorThlrtcenth street and Pennsylvania avenue,
and lsfnrnl&hcdto subscribers (by carriers) at flilj
cents per month.
Mar. subscribers, JS.C0 per year; H Tor six
months and $2.00 for three months. Term in
variably in advance.
BATES OF ADVERTISING :
Twenty-live cents per line. Advertlsementsunder
,lihcadof "For Sale or Cent," "Wanted," "Lost
andFound,'and "rerscnai," twelve and a hall
cents per line.
J3 All communications, whether on business or
for publication, should be addressed to Vk. J.
Jlcr.TAGn, Proprietor, National ExrcTiLiCAlf,
Washington. D. C
THE SATIOSAL REPUBLIC AS HAS A
ZABOER CIRCVLATIOS THAS AST OTHER
XORSISO PAPER IS THE DISTRICT OF CO
Z.UMBIA. SATURDAY MORNING ::::DBC'EMBER 11, !S7.
William Walter PnnLi-s made a cu
rious statement in the House a few daj-s
ago. that there arc only two ways a man
can get money, earn it or steal it. Slight
it not be inherited? What is Sir. Phelps'
experience?
The first week of the session has conic
to an end and nothing of an- consequence
lias been done, except to start two or three
investigations and let up the financial flood
gates. What is worse, there does not seem
to lit any disposition to do anything.
The King of the Sandwich Islands will
arrive here this morning. Appropriate
preparations have been made by the Gov
ernment for his reception, an account of
which, together with other matter of inter
est on the same subject, will be found in
another column.
Tiiere is much suffering just now among
those poor people who, having been vic
tims of small-pox two years since, were
ilc spoiled of bedding and bed-covering b
the Boaid of Health upon sanitary consid
erations. They were promised remunera
tion for their property, and the money has
been appropriated for the purpose. Delay
after delay has intervened, and now the
s-ccond winter is upon the shivering bodies
of the poor women and children who aic
Mill without the means of that protection
from its cold whi.h are due to them from
the authorities. This is all wrong. The
funds destined for this purpose are doing
no good while lying idle. Let the Com
missioners .remember thai they who pay
promptly pay generously.
PA CIFIC MAIL.
It is pretty safe to assume that the Pacific
Mail Steamship Company will receive no
aid from Congress this winter, and for the
simple reason that it docs not deserve any.
From beginning to end its operations and
management have been a disgrace and a
dishonor to the American name, aud have
done more to injure the commercial repu
tation of the countrv abroad tlian anything
that has occurred among us in late years,
with peihaps the solitary exception of the
swindles connected with Jay Gould's Erie
rascalities. The late president, whose
resignation has just been accepted, has
shown himself to be utterly without prin
ciple or an appreciation of his duty as the
head of the company. The board of direc
tors was equally criminal and culpable.
The stock has been made a mere football
in Wall street; and that, too, by the men
who were directly interested in the man
agement of the line, and who should be
the last persons in the world to engage in
such nefarious operations.
The whole subject, it will be seen, will be
investigated by Congress this winter. The
House yesterday ordered the arrest of Mr.
Richard B. Irwin, who, it is said, dis
bursed the corruption fund of ?900,CH) in
this city to secure the passage of the bill
granting the last subsidy. If it shall be
proved that money has been used in this
way it will, of course, be the duty of Con
gress to take the subsidy away, which will
wind up the company. There is another
phase to the question, viz : That the
pusent raid upon the line is instigated by
T.iy Gould and the bear faction in Wall
street, who arc endeavoring to destroy it
or obtain its control. In another column
we print a letter from Mr. John Roach
upon that point, and as a defence of him
self against certain charges which have
been preferred against him in connection
therewith. Mr. I'oach is u thoroughly
honest man, and we have nodoubt as to the
truth of his statements. But this Wall
street movement, no matter how improper
its motives and how bad and wicked it
rnuy be, has nothing whatever to do with
the case so far as the public are concerned.
What the people, want to know is, was
there money used corruptly to obtain sub
sidies from the Government, and if so, to
whom was it paid t That is the question
so far as the people arc concerned a ques
tion which they expect to sec answered.
Better a thousand times, for the credit of the
country, that the company should go down
than that it should be supported by fraud
and villainy and corruption.
TnB'CUBREXCT QUESTION.
The great difficulty in the way of arriv
ing at the solution of the financial problem
arises from the diverse opinions of such
legislators as have any opinions upon the
subject. In such cases there is but one
course to pursue. Each and all parties
must yield something of their wishes for
the general good. The country is par
alyzed by the uncertainty which now
hangs over all financial affairs. There is
no fixed policy for the future. Since the
panic of 1873 the whole count ry has been
practicing economy individually as well as
collectively. New railways have been
checked in their progress, and one result
lias been a large decrease in the demand
for iron, and another a great diminution
of active employment for the laborer. All
other new enterprises have been nipped in
the bud by the frosts of distrust and cau
tion. As a consequence we have seen people
living frugally, cither from necessity or
frcm choice. Old clothes have been made
to do a second turn of service. All waste
of food has been carefully guarded against.
Superfluities have in a great measure been
dispensed with, and costly presents and
trips to Europe and the watering places
have been by many abandoned.
These events have had the effect to
check manufactures at home and importa
tions from abroad, and a visible diminution
in the customs revenues lias been the re
sult. The internal revenues being chiefly
derived from spirits, fermented liquors,
tobacco and stamps, have been less seri
ously affected, as these sources of revenue
always seem to thrive best in times of gen
eral depression. 3IaD, the most gifted and
intelligent of the animal kingdom, rather
illogically, perhaps, seems most inclined to
reverse the design of his Creator by cloud
ing his intellect with a resort to the bowl
and the pipe at those very moments when
lie is in the greatest need of clear vision
and cool judgment. ITcncc our internal
revenues have not been materially lessened.
But stocks of imported goods and of home
manufactures arc pretty well depleted. Con
sumption is now daily increasing, and the
demand for supplies of all kinds of machin
ery and manufactures will soon improve.
It is reasonable to believe that with a fixed
financial policy, judiciously arranged and
inaugurated by Congress at the present ses
sion, we may look for a full return of pub
lic confidence and a revival of business
when the spring opens. With these will
come an augmentation of the customs reve
nues and the wonted activity of all our in
dustries. We arc now at the bottom of the
hill. NVc have been economizing during
the past year, and paying our debts. We
arc now ready to take a new departure,
and the important question to be deter
mined is whether it shall bo from a true or
false basis. Shall wc launch out into a
new era of speculation and indulge in a
period of inflation of money and stocks and
prices of subsistence, in which our labor
system shall operate at a disadvantage, or
shall we progress upon the basis of the
real money standard of the world?
This is the question now presented to
Congress. Labor is plenty and seeking
employment at coin prices. Shall it be
still further cheapened, and the people dis
tressed by remuneration in a currency of
inadequate purchasing power? Is not this
the opportune moment for the arrange
ment for a sound currency upon a perma
nent basis? This may easily be done by
coupling together provisions for the re
demption of legal-tender notes in coin and
free banking, to take effect simultaneously at
sonic specific date in the future. This would
practically make our whole currency gold
notes, but the system could be operated
like that of Great Britain with the handling
of but little coin. Our greenbacks would
take the place here, and subserve the pur
pose which the notes of the Bank of Eng
land occupy in Great Britain. They arc
a legal lender everywhere but at the coun
ter of the bank, where they arc redeemed
in coin. With all the uses wc have for
greenbacks no very large amount could be
withdrawn from circulation at auy one
time for the purpose of making a run upon
the Treasury. This inay be effected by
July 4, 187C.
When redemption is reached, the legal
tender question at once dwindles into in
significant importance. With redemption
as a condition precedent, legal tender re
peal would le a natural result, and the
naming of a future specified date for all
these provisions to take effect would en
able all to conform their contracts to the
terms of the act.
THE MISSISSIPPI MOTS.
Simply because a colored citizen of Mis
sissippi who had been duly elected to the
office of sheriff refused to vacate it at the
request of the White Leaguers a scries of
riots has occurred, resulting in the mur
der of about one hundred black voters,
while the loss of life to the White Leaguers
numbered less than ten. Emboldened by
their temporary success in the late elections,
these white Democrats of the South seem
to have reached a determination to rule
their section, regardless of the will of the
majority of the people and of the cost of
life. They rest secure from punishment,
because the laws arc executed by their fellow-murderers,
and they are beginning to
believe that the Northern people have lost
all interest in the welfare of colored South
ern Republicans. Their reason for this
belief is to be found in the expression
of the opinion by Northern journals,
such as the New York Timet, for
example, that the entire business of
Southern outrages is exaggerated, and that
the stories about them are prepared for po
litical purposes. We are led from this to
make the direct charge against this class
of journals that they arc in a great measure
responsible for the unfortunate condition
ot affairs of which wc complain; that they
arc in fact as much responsible for the
murders as the murderers themselves; and
that until they exert their power to correct
these growing evils that responsibility must
reside with them. Instead of doing their
duty by timely and deserved reprobation,
they have indirectly aided in sustaining a
public feeling which is inclined to excuse
the muidcrcrs, and in many instances have
offered apologies for the commission of the
most heartrending crimes. It is because
such facts as these exist that a growing
desire is exhibited among thoughtful
people that the authority or the Gen
eral Government shall be so extended
as to lake from the States all power over
the political rights of citizens. While it is
admitted that the right of suffrage was de
rived from the States originally, the neces
sity asserts itself that a stronger and more
unprejudiced power should be invoked to
protect citizens in the exercise of that right
as well as to secure to them the results of
its exercise. Wc say this feeling is grow
ing more popular every day with thought
ful people, because such leaders as General
Butler, for instance, have failed to find any
other remedy, and because they arc prone
to compare the incapacity of our Govern
ment to protect its citizens with the prompt
and decisive action of Great Britain under
similar circumstances. Let the people of
the South who profess to oppose the idea
of a central government, and who have
suffered so much for their love of State's
rights, look into this matter, and they will
find that the disregard of the dictates of
justice b- them as citizens of the Stites
will produce no other result than the
wiping out of Stale lincsand State authority.
A Soiti'ieiix Republican paper refers to
Tiil National KErvnucAX as follows : "We
call attention to an extract from TheXatiox
al ItErrr.LiCAX, (Washington,) published
elsewhere. It is a just tribute to Southern Re
publicans, and is gratifying in that it proves
that the splendid struggle they have made for
the great principles of Republicanism, in the
face of proscription, ostracism and assassina
tion, is appreciated by a portion of the Repub
lican party in the North. To journals like
The RrrrELKAN and Inhr-Ottan Southern
Republicans vt ill ever be grateful for their gen
erous defence of them In the midst of the del
uge of lies poured upon them by Democratic,
independent and a portion of the Republican
press."
The St. Loiis Globe would like to see a
little more decided action in regard to Cuba.
It says: "Wctlo not agree with some of the
New York papers in the belief that the Presi
dent has taken too told a stand on the Cuban
and Spanish questions. The people of the
West are heartily sick of the butchery In Cuba,
and ttcy would second the l'rc6idcnt in somc
thinj: stronger than a message for Its suppres
sion. What wc want now Is a little display of
back-locc from Congress on this interesting
subject."
Sats the Cincinnati Oazettt: "Let's sec. The
great Democratic victory was won on the 3d
of November. Since then wc have had the
Buskirk decision In Indiana, the turning of
colored children out uf the public schools In
Brazil, and the dofcr.ee of the 'citizens' of
Vicksburg of 'their altars and their fires,' In
volving the killing of some thirty or forty col
ored people. What grand results these arc!"
FniLAUELrniA has at last determined to
have a hotel worthyof the city. One hundred
gentlemen, we arc told, have subscribed five
thousand dollars each, which Is a pretty good
6tart. When will one hundred men in Wash
ington come together and imitate their ex
ample? NEW rVBLICATIOXS.
"Helps to a Life of Prayer," by Bev. J. M.
manning, D. I). Published by I.ee A, Shepard,
Beston, Bias;. For sale by Warren Uhoato &
Co.
"Little Son?f," by Mrs. Ellsa ICi Fotlla. rnb.
lisbed by Lee & Shepard, Boston, JIt!(. For
sale by warren Uhoato fe Co.
"Expository Notes on the Book or Joshua," by
Howard Crosby. Published by Robert Carter tc
lire!., New York. For sale by Wo. Ballantynr.
" TIIE FIOAIiO."
This new society and personal paper will make
Its appearance on Sunaay morning, and from ap
pearances it bids fair t prove a flittering suc
cess. Advertisers hire siren It an extensive pa
tronage for a new paper, and the proprietors hare
been lortunate In securing a large corps of con
tributors among the society leaden of the capital
A proof-tnectcr the engraved head for tho Figaro
has been displayed, and is really a Tery artistic
piece or work. The design Is appropriate and the
wcrk well executed. The Figaro will be printed
on handsome tinted paper, expressly manufac
tured lor the proprietors, and the news Is prom.
If ed to be or the treshest and molt entertaining
order. The Figaro b'ds fair to create a flatter In
lasblcnable circles, and ti provide oar younr so
clcty pccple with an elegant and ably-edltcd
organ.
PACIFIC MAIL.
MH. JOHN ROACH AND THE PACIFIC
- MAIL COMPANY.
Mr. John Roach has written the following let
ter In reference to the Pacific Mall :
It must be very clear, even to the most Indif
ferent observer, that a sharp struggle If going on
among the bulls and bears of Wall street oyer
the nominal valuation or quotation to be given
on the Stock Exchange t the shares of the Pa
cific Mall Steamship Company. In this struggle
to realise profits by the Injury, real or apparent,
of a great and useful enterprise, whether In the
tactics made use of or the results attained, I have
no personal Interest, since my own transactions
with the corporation In question are satisfactorily
adjusted up to this date, and I hare no reason to
doubt Us ability to meet all its current obliga
tions. At the same time, for reasons of my own,
I hare liom the first scrupulously avoided be
coming the owner of so much as a single share of
the company's stock. The real value ol these
shares, Indeed, Is ordinarily but little affected
by tho trick and raids of Wall-street operators,
and actual holders for Investment can watch tie
alternate ups and downs of the market as uncon
cernedly as an outsider like myself, but this Is
hardly true In the present ease.
Referring to a communication printed In the
Timet of this date, and signed "Vacuum Gauge,"
I wish to say that I am not now departing from
the rule I have adopted against replying to an
anonymous assailant. It might be said truly
that this writer had obtained a certain shadow
of dignity In the channel be has secured for
reaching tho public eye, and my personal respect
for the Timet and Its proprietors would lead me
to glvo this consideration full weight, but that
which mest of all Induces me to say anything in
this connection Is a strong desire to protect the
Interests or Innocent parties. In this manner as.
sailed through me, and who are not, as I am, en
tirely secure from any evil effects of that which.
In my mind, takes moral rank as a felonious as
sault. Permit me, therefore, to touch upon the points
ol this assault in tho order In which they were
made:
1. I wish to reiterate my assertion that "1 never
knew Mr. Irwin." A careful investigation seems
to moke It highly probable that on one occasion
I met that gentleman, and that he was Intro
duced to me. My own recollection docs not as
sure me of this fact: but, II it be a fact, ever so
well substantiated, Mr. Irwin Is still In the posi
tion of some thousands of others whom I havo
similarly met, In the course of a long and busy
life, but whom I never knew. In any right and
honest use of the phrase, and whom, fortunately
or unfortunately, 1 should not now know IT 1 met
them on the street, or elsewhere, without a
voucher for their Identity on the part of somebody
whom 1 do know. IT It Is Insinuated or asserted
that 1 "Know" Mr. Irwin la connection with Pa
cific Mall transactions that I would not desire
made l-ubllc, that insinuation or assertion Is ut
terly and unqualifiedly false.
2. No man living will venture to assert over
his own signature, that I In any manner "lob
bied," directly or Indirectly, to secure the "sub
sidy" for the Pacific Mall Steamship Company,
or received one dollar of payments In any form on
account thereof. The truth Is that the subsidy,
so called, was obtained before I had anything to
do with the company's contracts for the China
mall service. My connection therewith began
afterward, with the contracts for tho construction
of the steamships City of Peking and City of
Tokio.
I freely admit, or ratherclalm.the part which I
have subsequently taken In Washington with re
lation to this aflalr.
as uricjuiTOrs raid,
like the one now making, was made upon the credit
and interests of the compauy, in order to prevent
their fulfillment of their contracts with myself,
with a view to the success of current gambling
transactions on Wall street, and not without im
portant aid and comlort from powerful Influences
even yet more bitterly and selfishly mimical to
tho building of American commercial Interests
upon the Pacific. The claim was madp in the
public press, and In official and legislative circles
in Washington, that the contract between the
Government and the company was void by reason
of my own failuro to complete the ships within
the time specified, and my "lobbying" consisted
solely In a determined effort to set the matter In
Its true llzbt, for the Interests of not the company
only tut of the future commerce and prosperity
of the whole country. There was not so much as
a suggestion of corruption In or about any of the
influences employed by me, directly or Indirectly.
I dcry any mantosay that I ever approached him
or that he ever approached me with the simili
tude of a proposition for the use ol Improper
means In securing legislative or official action.
As to the "check ror $200,000," mentioned in tho
letter of your correspondent, I delranyman to
show that I, or anybody for me, ever received a
"check," or other consideration whatever, in any
form, except In accordance with tho express terms
of contracts, and in the course of honorable and
legitimate commercial transactions. The trans
action here referred to occurred nearly a year
after the obtaining of a subsidy, and consisted of
so simple a matter as the exchango of checks, at
the request of the company.
3. Neither the present nor any succeeding
board of directors have ever, at any time, dreamed
or offering me 5,ooo, or any other Dribe, nor
have I traded my "services" to them for that, or
any other sum.
4. As to tho "secret contract," ludicrous as the
Idea of such a thing must seem to any one out
side of Wall street, the purpose or this letter
compels me to tender the public, or that part ol
the public whose pecuniary Interests are atlected,
the following statement ot facts:
THE r-ACIFIC MAIL STEAMSHIP COMr.VXV,
In anticipation of the Inevitable wearing out of
their wooden side-wheel steamers, and having
only two Iron ships whose dimensions and capa
bilities complied with the terms of the law. de
cided to build five other ships. Two of these
were to be of the class of the Tokio and Peking,
and three of smaller size, or of about 3.000 tons.
The secrecy with wnlch this was dono will appear
by the regular minutes or a meeting of the board
ot directors, held April 4, 1874, eight out of nine or
the directors being present thereat, Including tho
president of the company himself.
I'nder the resolution adopted, a committee was
appointed, the president bclnga member thereof,
to ascertain at what price the two large vessels
could be constructed by John Roach & Son. In
the course of subsequent negotiations the whole
matter was fully discussed In open board, butone
director out or the nine being absent. It was
claimed by the president that the new ships
ought to be obtained atalcss price than the Tokio
and Peking, in consequence 01 the lower market
prices of labor and material, and this view was
met In so practical a manner that while the latter
two vessels cost. In round numbers J1.'JM,000 each,
the new ones are to cost but $1,000,000 each, or a
saving of about $400,000 to the company. Mate
rial has been purchased and work done on these
vessels. They are absolutely necessary to the
company, but If the men who are short of the com
pany's Etock and Intend to use their influence
with the Government to break down tho com
pany's credit and destroy Its usefulness arc to be
permitted to succeed, it may come to pass that no
more work or material will be called lor.
The three smaller vessels provided for at a sub
sequent meeting were aiso In like manner put In
the hands of a committee. Bids were asked for
from the well-known builders of New York, Wil
mington and Philadelphia, and were duly re
ceived, each party proposing to build one ship
for tcei.coo, or il.yJi.OOiJ ror the three.
The board decided by a vote not to build these
ships In this country unless they could obtain
them for ieoo.OOO each. The other parties having
declined these terms I accepted the contract, pre.
lerring to do the work at a very small profit
rather than that the ships should not bo con
structed. The company has here effected another
saving of $193,000, and the ships aro now In an
advanced condition, are the finest ships of their
cists in the world, and will be ready lor service
the coming spring.
Tnrnx has bees so massee or secckt
In the nature of my transactions with the Pacific
Mall Steamship Company. There has been no
occasion for any. There cannot now be any fur
ther secrecy as to the purposes and methods of
the men whs were laboring so desperately to "fill
their shorts." If thoy succeed, any damages I
sustain will, beyond all doubt, be amicably set
tled, but It will also be "settled" that the sacrcd
ncss of public and private contracts, the policy of
the Government, the future control of the com
merce of the Pacific, and, In fact, almost any
thing which may happen to be found worth ruin
ing, Ts at the mercy of tho mighty men of Wall
street who hare seen fit to "go short" ot it.
There aro two classes of people who have a
right to complain of any "Icslde" mismanagement
ot the Paclnc Mall Steamship Company, viz.,
actual owners of the stock, holding It for perma
nent investment, and the general mercantile
public, for the purpose of serving whose needs
and uses It was called Into existence. The Gov
ernment Itscll, so far as tho substanco of Its con
tracts with the company Is concerned, belongs
strictly to the lattter class. From neither of
these two interests, so separate In appearance
but so genuinely identical, do we hear any rjlce
of complaint at this time. The present board of
directors contains men of character, commercial
experience, tried capacity for the management of
atlalrs. men worthy ot trust, and who nave tho
entire confidence of all persons who are Interested.
m mo prosperity 01 too company, iwa irom mose
whose plans and purposes demand Its ruin that
the present outcry comes. It Is from them that we
aro forced to listen to these endless rumors of
damaging disclosures which are never made. If
there aro any such hidden things in existence, I
for one would say, with my wholo heart, let
them be made public Instantly. Why should
there be any delay? Why should not some kind
or action take the place of all these windy
threats?
this is so more phivate afpaib,
but one in which the whole community hava a
vested Interest. This Is the last, aad with one
recently created exception, the only line
of American-built steamships that bears the
Stars and Stripes on the high seas. The new
ships now building for It employ 2,090 men,
not to speak or those whoso Industry Is In
directly set In motion. If other similar lines
are to be added, thousands more or tho now
Idle workmen of this country will find imme
diate employment, lftho " sharks " aro to have
their way, even those 2,000 must return to idle
ness. How reckless these destroying agencies
arc of the needs and Interests of American Indus
try may bo gathered from tho fact that among
the threats or which they make use Is the propo
sition to introduce a foreign rival, and to call to
their aid the capital and the labor of Europe In
their raid upon a company whoso only crime
seems to have been that ft has dared to seek pros
perity by the employment or American skill and
the development of American commerce.
It Is a fact well understood by those whs are
familiar with the affairs or the company that
whatever capital they might hare expeci&i in
the further repair of their old wooden vessels
wtuld have been so much worse than "sunk"
that 'n due time they would have found themselves
wlthcut either ships or capital by continuing
such 1 process. The sure prophesy or lutnre
prosperity which the company now has, however,
res! j on the fact that Its capital has not been so
waited, but has been wisely and economically
Invested In new and effective ships, or vast
capacity, cheap to mo, adapted to the company's
aeeds; that a part of these ships are already la
service and earning dividends, and that the re
mainder soon will be. The projective fleet of
the Pacific Mall Company Is not surpsssad In the
world, and It will be abundantly able to bring a
full cargo of prosperity to tho honest owners or
tho company's shares. Jons Hoara."
MonoAS funs Works, N. v.. Dec. s. Mil.
(orriciAL.)
NAVT IICPAItTMEVT, I
WS-MIIXOTOV. Not. 17, 1S74. J
V. 8. Sat'j Regulation Circular So. 13.
Paragraph 1352, Regulatiohs for tho Nary,
1870, Is hereby altered and amended, so far as it
relates to Maohlnlsts, to read as follows:
A candidate for the position or Machinist,
Boiler Maker, or Coppersmith must not be less
than twenty nor more than forty years of age.
He must pass an examination In the presence of
the Commanding Officer of the rendezvous, by at
least one Naval Engineer, as to his qualifications
as a Machinist, Roller Maker, or Coppersmith;
and must also undergo the usual medical exam
ination touching his physical fitness for the Naval
service.
He must be able to read, and to write with suf
ficient correctness to keep the steam-log of his
watch. He must know the names of the various
parts of a marine engine; understand the uses and
management of the various gauges, cocks and
valves: how to raise steam,start a marine engine,
regulate its action and modify Its action.
He must know how to ascertain the height and
density of the water In the boilers, how to check
foaming, and to guard against other danger from
the boiler: how and when to regulate the quan
tity of the Injection water, te guard against dan
fer from water in the cylinders, and the measures
0 be taken In the event or a journal beeomlog
heated; and. In short, how to act upon the occur
rer.ee of any of the ordinary casualties otthe engine-room.
He must understand bow to do the ordinary
Overhauling ahd repairing of steam machinery,
the packing of tho various joints and rods, the
grinding in of valves, putting on hard and sift
patches, taking out, putting In and plugging
tubes, and oil other similar work required In tho
management of marine steam-engines.
The monthly pay of a machinist will be $75; a
Boiler Maker, $40, and of a Coppersmith, HO, be
sides the usual ration, and exclusive of the $1.50
per month added to the pay of nil enlisted men
by the President's order of July 1, 1S70.
Fire Machinists will be allowed to first rates
and four to second and third rate steamships In
commission for sea service.
Holler Makers and Coppersmiths will not bo
examined except as to their qualifications as
Boiler Makers and Coppersmiths.
One Boiler Maker and one Coppersmith, If ob
tainable, will be allowed to each first, second and
third. rato steamships In commission for sea-service.
They will be required to keep watch In tho
engine-room or fire-room while the ship Is steam
ing, and at other times, as may be requisite, and
will thus be enabled to make themselves profi
cient for the rate or Machinists.
Machinists, Coppersmiths and Boiler Makers
will mess with the Master-at-arms.
Geo. M. Robesok,
Secretary of the Nary.
HARRIED.
CHUMASERO DAWSON. On Wednesday
evening, December 9, at the residence of II. C
Jewell. t., by the Hev. W. W. Wllllama. llEXltv
C. Chi UAcEitu, of ltocbc&tcr. N. Y., andAxxiu
jLwtxi. IIawsus, of ueorgetown.
DIED.
11UKCII. At 7:30 o'clock, on the morning of
Dicemher 11, In the ninetieth year of her age, from
the etlccts of a fall, Mrs. HrbAX Mauia ileum,
wlriLWorthe late Col. Samacl Uurch.
Her funeral win take place from her late resi
dence, Xo. 42 Sixth street northwest, on Monday,
at 12 o'clock ni.. and the old Inhabitants aud
friends and acquaintances ot the family are spe
cially Int Itcu to attend without further notice.
I'OItTER.-On the 11th Instant, arter a br.cf Ill
ness, Nlf kolas J., beloTed husband of the late
Eliza J. Porter, aged forty eight years and seven
months.
He was all we had, bnt Got In his mysterious
Frovldencc railed hliu from us. Then enable us,
liatrnly Father, to look up with reconciled Iiearti
and Sty nc liavea fjtheraud mother In Heaven.
We will all meet thrre. CIiiilduex.
Funcial will takeplaec from Grace M. E. church,
corner or Ninth ami b streets, on Sunday, the 13th
in&tant, at 2 o'clock p. m.
Cllaltlmore Sun please copy.
WOODWA.KD.-On the nth Instant, at 7 p. m.,
LlTHEltl:.. youngest child of Mai kit. aud Martha
J. Woodward, aged two years, one month and
tctru dars.
Notice offcncral hereafter.
RALDERSON.-On the Ith instant, of consump
tion, MUs Mii'iiiA Hai.dekson, near Moutross,
Wcftmorcland county, Va.
DYEK.-At hlsresldence.No. 1212 II street north
wist, Decenibcr 8, at 7 p. in., Andclw C. Dveu,
red Eflv-fbur years.
Tl e relatives and friends of the family arc re
spectfully requested to aitind the fan rat from lilt
late resilience. 1212 U Krcet northwest, this after
noon, at 2 o'clock.
GORDON. On Thursday, December 9, 1571, Mrs.
Elllx Goudon, aged sevi-nty-fiveycam.
Thcfunrral will take place at 2 o'clock Sunday,
frombt, Alojslns church. St. Benedict's Society
are invited to att.nd.
SAMUELS.-On the 10th Instant. Iresca A..
daughter ef A. M. and Dora Samuels, aged four
tears, one month and twenly.one days.
Relatives and friends of the frmlly are respect
fully requetted to attend the funeral from tl E
street southeast, this afternoon, at 3 o'clock.
KOJfllRUP. At S o'clock a. m., on the 10th In
stant, at his rc-ldence. No. 217 ScconI street south
east, after a lingering sickness. In his rorty-riflh
year, John" C. KOMinur, Vice C'oninl of Den
mark. The funeral will lake place from St. Mark's Epis
copal Chruch, Capitol lull, on Saturday, the 12th
Instant, at 3 p. m. Frtendr of the family are in
vited to attend.
RELIGIOUS NOTICES.
lIXIVEItSALlST SERVICES.
Vcv. O. H. Favwill nreach In Masonic
Temple TO-MOUROW at 11 a.m. and 7:30p.m.
Sniijt-et for the evening "Was Christ what He
claimed to be r" de!2
REFORMED EPISCOPAL SER-
Tlcc will be held In Lincoln ball TO
MORROW at 11 orlock a. in. and7:3) o'clock p. m.
Sermon by Rev. Wrn. McGulrc. The new Prayer
Book is utedat these scrslccs. The public gen
erallv are Invited. dec!2
FOISDRY CHURCH. RE V. II. A.
Cleveland, nistor. will nreach TO-MOR
ROW. Theme at It . 111.. "Christian Stother
hoed;" at 7:10 p. m., "The Theology of Faithful
Preaching." deI2
E1V JEKUSALEJX CIICRCU,
Rev. Jabez Fox. nastor. Service at 11 a.
ni. at New Church reading rooms, northeast corner
or U and Ninth streets, opposite the Patent OtMce.
Seats all free. de!2
ST. ALOYSIUS' CHURCH. -TIIE
Riant l:ev. Itlshon Gibbons, of Itlrhmoml.
Virginia, will preach In this church on SUNDAY
NEXT, at Hich Mas;, when a collection will lie
taken up for the relief of the poor of the parish, to
be distributed under the direction of tho Confer
ence of St. Vincent de Paul ot said palish.
IelI-2t-
SPECIALJNOTICES
MANOMC.-TUE aiEttllERS OF
HOPE LODGE. No. 20. F. A. A. 41.. mi I
meet at the Temple at 1 p.m. on SATUIiDA M2tlt,
to attend the t'uitcral of r. 51. Brother J. .'. Kou
dmp. M'-m.ersofsHter lodges are fraternally ln
Mted. Jij-order of theW. M. IE.l). TOMPKINS,
Seerttary. tleli
BKvSy-TIIEnE ARK TWO KEHARKA-
IK3i? bie instances of Eelf-tacrlflco for ihCKOod
of others now before this community. Example
tlrst: Three men hare Iff I home and friend to
call upon us, lubricate and run our local govern
inent. Kxan.p'e second: The Big Tine Kole and
AVonM CompiuT. after making arrangements for
a mild winter, bare come here from the North
Pole aDd established an office at the corner of First
and U street northwest to supply the people wit J
Coal and "Wood on the co-opcratlrc plan del2-it
THE COMMITTEE OF TIIE NEW
York Ilcnublls-an Ascnrlatlnn Idivp nir.
imtti tut- iirciiuiiusrit s lor a scries ot i our socia
bles which. In character and arrangements, will
equal their cflorts of past years.
Tickets can be obtained of the officers of the As
sociation and the pcntlcmen named below, at the
following rates, tu:
Season $3 00
binple IS)
24. A. Fuller United btale Capitol, House of
llcprci-entathea: II. A 'Whitney, CaiU ltoom.
Treasury; E. A. Kreldlcr. General Land OPlee;
II. T. Uutton, Peru ion ur.Ice, beaten House; E.
F. Mlnir, Stationery Boom, IToase of lEepresen
tativoi; N. E. Young, Sitond Auditor's Ofilcc;
Geo. D. Scott, General Post Office Department;
F. C. Saxton, OBie of Judc Advocate General;
II. l:. Woolward, OMcc of Adjutant GcnciMl;
Samuel Wallace. United States Treasurer's Office;
H. C Dol.bs, Government Printing Office, Com
mittee. delS-S&Utf
OFFICE OF TIIE CIirS.lFEAUE
i vii niim m v i , nrmni w . w .
fomp, SIu., December 10, 1S7I. Notice Ishfreby
RiTen mil tne coupon 01 luc preicrreii consirur
tlon l'ondof Ihli Coinpinj, dun July-1, 1S61, will
be paid at the llantlo? House of Mcs.rs. Alexan
der Ilrown & sfons, llaltlmore, on an.l after
WEDNESDAY, Dectmlier 23. 1ST!,
dell-dld A. r. (K)HMAN', I'rcililcnt.
Y. St. C. A.
EVENING CLASSES.
In Latin, Greek, English, French an I German.
CIItCl'LATING LlBIlAItYt terms onIjrJ2 per
nualtrr.
DAILY ritAYEr::MEETtN(:SV2:15, anil Op m.
NU1IMAL. t I.AS-, ror Mimtij school teachers,
Saturdaycveninjr. 6nVlock,
LirtltARY SOCIETY, Saturday cTCulng, 7:SJ
OVlOCk.
YOUNG MEN'S MEETING, (exc'.uslrelr.l Sab
bath, atfio'clixk.
LINCOLN HALL sEBVICES, at 3:30 p. m.
c'cil-tf
Ult. McFAItliA.. Di:.VTIST, HAS
returned to the city and rcsumeJ prac
tice. Office 1SJ0 New York avenue. . deio-lm"
NOTICE. THE l'UDMO ARE RE
sncctriillr Informed that the office of In
spector of Gas and Meters location, No. 43 Tenth
street northwest will be opened on MONDAY
NEXT, SCIh November, and after abovedateon all
business dayr, tetween the hours of II a. m. and 3
p. ni.
Consnmcrs of gas d-lrlnx meters Inspected and
proved will male written application In complaint
book, to be found at this onlcc. .
' 8. CALVEUT FORD.
United states Inspector of Gai and Meter;,
no2S-2w District of Columbia.
B23" TKEASrKT DEPAKTJIENT.
IE? Orncx ConrrnOLLin or cukrenct,
1VASU1XOTOX, Oct. 7, IS7I,
Notice Is hereby Riven to all persons who may
have cl alms ajralnit The Merc nan ta Rational Bank,
of Washington. D. C, that the same must be prc
ecntca at Ihli oflce, with the Irttal proof thereof;
within three months from thl date, or they will be
disallowed. JOHN JAY KNOX.
ocs-Cm Comptroller of the Currency.
KTH-DR A. FKATT, OBADUATE Ol
lE? OM -.OUea-c of Dental Surry. 411 SeT
n'k ..MMrt, cast side, bet. D and E, a few doors
eutnof odd Fellows' Hall. Washington. Gas used
la extracting Teeth. Tecth7aset,eltuerjaw.
Mil. BURN'S
ORIGINAL rOLAB SODA,
Its Pennsylvania avenue, near WMard's,
DEPOT FOB MINERAL WATERS,
apie-tf
K3?IR. S. S. BOKO HAS REMOTER
pj? to2o. MJ First street, between H and I
streets. Calls left at the Dru- atom corner of
Tenth street and New York avenue irlll receive
prompt attention. mhll-tr
KSAI.I. TirE COUGH MEDICINES,
sy cod Liver Oils, Troches, e . at the Tem-pleDrng-
store. . novl
m
CURRENT AND BACK NUMBERS
of the Dstr-Y Awn Wwwtt.tt ViTinirit.
RzrCBLICAX, and all other city papers, can be ob-
baineu irora nitAU. A1IAJ13, stationer ana
New; Dealer, under Bt. Cloud hotel, corner of
and Ninth streets. fel-tr
NOTICE. I AM NOWPATINU
hlffhrathTlrlm fnr knnrt.fi9nri flint hi nir.
I have lust started Uilt business, and nepd the rfwli
to Bll mjr store. By calling on or addressing K.
HEKZOU.tn D street, between Ninth and Tenta
sireetsnorthwest, prompt attention wlU be gives.
KJ5J-BBUGS, CHEMICALS, PERFUME.
s- ries Pomades, Toilet Articles, Ac, at low
est rates, atTEMl'LEDEUG STORE.
"Pl'RE WINES AND LIQUORS FOR
sS7 medicinal purposes, at the Temple Drue
33-WHENTOrCANNOTFINBWIIAT
& yon want at other places, try the Temple
Drug Store, V and Ninth streets. novl
KJS WRAPPING PAPER FOR SAEE
VSP at this office
srrjT-HOMEOPATniCMEDICINESAND
l" specifics at the TEMPLE DRUG STORE,
corner F and Ninth streets.
NEW AD VERTISEIMENTS.
T5UNKEHLU.'PI0KLES. '-""
Chow-chow, Mixed ricVlcs and Olives, by the
quart or gallon, for tale by
U. EAOAN,
CornrrL and Seventh streets,
de!2-tt Under Spencer Business College.
THE PUBLIC ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
thstlwlll paynodebti unless contracted b
me pi r.onaliy, or by my written authority,
del2-:t. WM. B. SMITH. SB.
BASS ALE.
BOBEBT YOUNGER ENGLISH ALE.
GUINNES3 DUBLIN STOUT.
XX ALE, LAOEB BEER.
For sale by
H. Egan,
Corner L and Serenth streets.
iU12-ttlf Under Spencer Builne College.
iVOODBORY WHEELEP,
Attorney-nt-Lnir,
328 Kocr-and-a-half street, Washington, D. C.
Tractli es in the courts of tho District and Trlnee
Georye'a county, Md. del2-tf
F
LOUR! FLOUR!!
I AM STILL SELLINO
Welch's Best Flour at 2.20 per sn k.
llerr's Family Klour, 12.10 pt-r sack.
Shoemskci'. Minnesota Flour, 2.20pcrsack.
Golden HIIlFlorr, S2p?r,ae4.
National Mills Family Floir, l,6j per sack.
Angnsta Extra Flour, $1.50 per sack.
. An flour Is advancing, now U a good time to ny.
AUo, In store. New urahani Ftour.Oatmcal.Uye
mcal. Yellow Meal, New Yori Buckwheat, at
H. KAOANS,
Corner L and Seventh streets.
Under Spencer Business College..
i1e12-6lir S.ar
GRAND OPENING OF THE WINTER
CAMPAION.-SUNDAY- EVENING, UtU
Inttant.at theTempcranceTemple, formerly Union
League Hall. Ninth street, between Dand K, north
west. The Dashaways will hold their first meeting
at the above place. Prominent speakers will al
dress the meeting. Op?n and free to all. dc!2
To Housekeepers.
TAERISH WHITE.
MORGAN'S SAPOLIO.
FRENCH PAINT POWDER.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN TEIPOLE. for cleaning
Paint. Furniture. Wood, Ohm, Sllvirwarc, 4c, In
itrreandforsalchy
H. Egan,
Corner L and Seventh street-.
Under Spencer Bulnns College.
de!2-3t (StarJ
MR. A. V. GIVAUDAN.
PRACTICAL COOK AND CATERER.
No. H23 it street, betuecn Eighteenth and Nine
teenth. He will rum Mi, upon the most reasonable
terms. Balls, D'nncrs, hunters. Lunches, Wed
dings, Ac., got up In thebett st)te. His long expe
rience and lha satisfaction he hasalwavsglvenisa
guarantee to those who may employ him. ilcci2-2m
F
OE DYSPEPTICS.
Brown's Dandelion Cotr.e:
Smith Superlative Graham Flonr:
Granlola. the new Health Food;
I)r. Murray's Granulated Wheit:
Smith's Cracked Whtat, Wheat In Grits;
Nutilna, Irish and Scotch Oameal,
New supply just received at
. , -." EGAN'S.
Corner L and Seventh .-t recti.
Under Spencer Buslueis College.
dcl2-!tlf Star
rrjOMATO CATSUP,
ON DRAUGHT.
ForsaJcby
IX. EAGAX,
Corner Seventh ami L streeU northwest,
, . Under Spencer Buslnc-s College.
ilcl2-5llf Star
MELLOR'S WORCESTERSHIRE SAUOE,
as good as Lee Ferrlir. at about half the
price. Also, Yorkthlre Relish, llairord Lelctster
shlic Sauce, Tomato, Walnut and Mushroom Cat
sufs, Salpleant, Celery Salt, Tnba'co Sauce, 4c.
Just received at H, EAOAN'S,
Corner Seventh and L streets northwest.
Under Spencer Business College.
leI2-3tlf Star
FOR BAKERS' AND CONFECTIONERY
USE. -New
Crop New Orleans Molasses,
Porto Klco Molasses,
Fine Powdered Sugar,
Low-priced Brown and White Sugars,
Shelled Almonds, Shelled Peanuts.
Ground Ginger, Mat Raisins, Currants,
Hartshorn. Babbit's Salcratus aud IticiSoJs,
Cream Tarter, 4c., for sale by II. KG AN.
Corner I. and Seventh streets, uuder Spencer Busl
ress College. Star. deH-St
PROPOSALS FOR PLATFORM AND
COUNTER SCALES.
Post OrriCT.DKPAitTEyr, l
Washington. I), c, December H,ls7l. (
Proposal win be received at this Depirtiuent
until si ONDAY, the 21st Instant, at 12 o'clock in.,
for furnishing such offices as nicil them, altstof
which can Le obtained at this Department, with
Platform and Counter Scales, In numbers more or
less, and capacity as follows:
About eight of two thousand pounds each.
Five of one thousand pounds each.
Twenty-five of six hundred pounds each.
Two hundred of two hundred and forty pounds
caeb.
And about twelve hundred ot sixty-two pounds
each.
The scales must be first-class In every respect,
and equal tnthc best standard scales now In gen
eral use, and must te delivered at the post onicei
where needed on or teforo the the 31st Instant,
attherl.k and expense of the contractor, and In
good order and condition. The two hundred and
fortv pound and the sixty-two pound scales will be
received by the Post Office D pirtment at any post
office from which the contractors may elect to ship,
and t Ids Department will transport them at Its
own expense to the points where needed.
The bids must contain a definite description of
the rcales offered namely, size of platform,
whether with or without wheels, and any other
descriptive particulars which areenstomary.
The responsibility of the bidder for any damage
growing out of a failure- on his part to fulfill the
tirmsof bis contract moil be guaranteed to the
satisfaction of Ike Postmasttr General. The Post
master General reserves the right to reject any or
all bids, as he may deem mot advantageous to the
Government.
As 11 Is Imperative that these rcales should be
put Into use on the first day of January next no
extension of time can be granted under any cir
cumstances. MABSUALL JEWELL,
del2-3t ' Postmaster General.
J. W. BOTELER & BRO.
CD
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PROVISIONS.
CENTRE MARKET STAIXS.
No.
SS8i 0119.
030.
juua n. Ami. let.
Batcher and dealer Is choice meat. Invites the at;
tentlon of the public to his choice stock of meats,
consisting of Beef, Lamb, Mutton and Veal. He
offers nothing but the best la his line, and cuaraa.
tees satisfaction. Marketing dcllTCredt all parts
Of Vno citifies or cliarie,
CLOTHING.
DEVLIN &'CO.
CUSTOM CLOTHING.
Wehnvenow a complete lino or sac,
pies or onr Immense NEW YORK
rVTOCK or Worsteds, Cassimores,
Cloths, Beavers, Ac, from which
we take orders and bare (be goods
made up at headquarters In (ho
best and most fashionable manner,
READY-MADE SUITS.
We keep also a lino or SAMPLE SUITS
ofour READY-MADE STOCK, from
which ire order any size wanted.
OVERCOATS.
SAMPLES of READY-MADE' OVER
COATS, both Fall and Winter, styl
ish and Well made.
BOYS' CLOTHING.
Samples or YOUTHS', BOYS'and CIHL.
DBEN'S SUITS and OVERCOATS.
ULSTER COATS.
In n variety or fabrics.
LIVERY OVERCOATS.
In n variety or;eolors, READY-HADE
and MADE TO ORDER.
AMERICAN YOKE SHIRTS.
A perfect flltliiir Shirt, made to measure
and lit Ruaraoteed.
1106 F STREET.
novS
TJIULL STOCK SHOES, HATS, READY
XI made Clothing and Gent'a Furnishing Goods
lust received at J. V. SELllY'S.
bhocs suitable for school, from 1.2up.
Ladles' aad Misses' Gaiters, from S1.25np.
" foxed Gaiters, from.. il.50 up.
Men's and Boys' Hats at all prices. Undershirts,
from 40 cents up. Alsoagood assortment ofMen's
and Hoys' Clothing Just arrived. Will be sold cheap
to snlt the money market. Ult and ISIS Pa. ave.
oci-tr
JVVINES AND LIQUORS.
JOHN BECK'&SONT
Wholesale Liquor Merchants,
SO. G31 LOUISIANA AVENUE,
Have received the following
DiTOBTED A5D D03IESTIC WISES
FOR TIIE HOLIDAYS:
SHEKIIY,
1'OKT,
MADEIRA,
LISBON OOLDEN MUSOATEL.
WHISKIES.
RYE,
BOUEBON,
1UIM1,
COGNACS.
And SCOTCIL
J. i. F. MAItTELL.
OTAKD, DUPUY fc. CO.,
JAMES HENNESSY k OO.,
A. UARRETT &. CO.
aias.
SWAN'S DOCK.
GOLDEN STAR EXTRA,
1101ILE3I, &.c.
Runs.
JAMAICA,
ST. OHOIX,
NEW ENGLAND.
ABAC.
JJATAVIA, first quality.
CHAMPAGNES.
THE LEADING BRANDS.
43-Orders by mall promptly attended to.
dcc5-3m
THOMAS RUSSELL,
Importer or
WINES, BRANDIES & CIGARS,
1213 Pennsylvania Ave.,
WASHINGTON, D. C.
AGENT FOR
Bouche, Flls 4 Co., Marcull-s-Ay:
Napoleon Cabinet and Dry Verzeuay
CHAMPAGNES.
J. line, Th. Lamarnue Jt Co., Bordeaux:
CLARETS and SAUTEKNES.',
Dubois, Freres A Cagnlon, Coznae:
Fine tUAKl'AGSE BRANDIES.
Ch. Bernard, Beanne, (Cote-d'Or:)
Burgundy WINES.
ALSO,
Vicby, Apolllnarla and Friedrlcnsnall
W -A. M3ES X. S .
Receiver of Flno Old
EYE and B0UBB0N WHISKIES.
Havana Cigars
Of the Best Brands:
Bclna Victoria.
Besralla BrKannlca,
Concha Rcsrallas,
Regalia de la Reynas,
Londrcs l'luo.
Fresh Goods received weekly.
THOMAS RUSSELL,
1213 Pennsylvania Arenac.
ATTORNEYS AND AGENTS
Jr. B E A J. E ,
Attorney and Counselor-at-Law,
Onlce remove! to
decS-lm No. 637 ' street northwest.
3ST. lit. MIIiLEB,
ATTOBNEY-AT-LAW, Ne.323 Four-and-a-hair
street, near the City Ball,
Will practice In all orthe courts or the District, In ;
the Court orcialms, before ihe Departments and .
in the Supreme Court of the United Mates, noll-tf
B. F. RiCX,
B. A. BunTO.V.
Ci.ate u. a. aenaior.i
RICE & BURTOH,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT LAW,
No. 713 Fourteenth street,
oc7-tf Washington. D. C.
-ly JPEIRCE BELL,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR-AT-LAW,
42S ScTeulh Street Northwest.
anuVCm
WM. A. COOK,
ATTORXET-AT-LaW,
No. 2tlI'ouiand.a.hair Street,
(Two doors north of Fenn. ave.. )
Wilt practice in the Supreme Court of the United
States, Court of Claims, SuprcmeCourt of the Dis
trict of Columbia, committees of Congress and De
partments orthe United States Government.
9-In settlement of claims against the United
States and the District of Columbia Is associated
with BenJ. N. Meeds, late Auditor or the Board or
ruMIc Worts and the District. Jy23-tf
Q . B II N ! Tj,,,,,,,
No. 436 Louisiana avenue,
api6-ly Washington. D. C.
JOS. T. 3BC aPXi-AKlT,
JUSTICE OF TIIE PEACE AND NO.
TAttY PUBLIC.
No. 70S Street Northwest,
Washington, D. C.
COMMISSIONER OF DKEOS FORTHE STATES
AND TXRBITUU1ES.
DEPOSITIONS for State Courts a specialty.
oca-ly
JOHN TT. FRAZEE,
A.TTORNET-AT-1VAV- AND NOTABT"
PUBLIO AND SOLICITOR OF
PATENTS AND CLAIMS,
OFFICE NO. 609 SEVENTH STRET N. W.
Je2-tf
JACQUES JOUVENAL'S
IVXax'blo WorJxs,
Oil DB., Near Lewis Johnson' Bantu
Alt MONUMENTS on hand sold at a, great re
duction; All neWorders made by-designs or the
latest styles. The: best -workmanship and best
ITALIAN MARBLE guaranteed. m0-ton
"CTT. O. Xj"5TOTTTT,
BOOKBINDER AND. PAPER-RULER,,
No. 871 Penusylranta ave., bet. Tentls
'and Eleventh at., Routli81de.
. -4-Booln elegantly or plainly bound. Period!
CalURd newspaper! carefully attended to,
GROCERIES.
C. C. BRYAN,
DEALER IN
FINE GROCERIES,
uct rvrrs- FTiAOS,
COBHEBj OP FIFTEENTH AHD I ST3.
NEW BUCKWHEAT, 4c
Fresh New York Buckwheat,
Stewart's White Drips. .,..
New Breakfast Hominy, In lb. Packages.
PICKLES ISZWOOD.
Chow Chow and Mixed Fickles by the gallon, or
superiorquallty.
CANNED FRUITS, Ac.
a dozen White Heith reaches, 2 andSIb.cans.
200 ' Yellow reaches, 2 and 3 lb. cans.
Suo ' Beef.teak Tomatoes.
SO ' llartlett fears.
2) White Mayduke Cherries.
Just received and for sale by
o. o. 3sifE"-ajixr,
ocg-tr King Place, cor, or Fifteenth and I sts.-
STANDARD BLACK TEA,
50 CENTS PER POUND.
WILL GIVE SATISFACTION.
KOTBLNG LIKE IT SDiCE 18G2.
N, W, BDRCHELL,
1533 F Street. -
DRY GOODS.
H
KOE1VINO DAILY, NEW STOOK OF
uuwip, oiiuia, iiais, raps, teats' rurnlsa
ln Goods. Heady-made Clothlnr, Ac.
Ladles Gaiters, fromi.;up.
One case 3Iens Calf Congres Oalter, l.S up.
BojTi Hios from I op.
Misses and ttiildreivs Shoes from the lowest
prices up.
I lats aud Caps in great rarletr.
Keadr-made I loth tug a low K not lower ihia
any otl'er liouse In th. city. tJlreus a call betorc
purchasing. J. V. SELDV.
dell-tJant 1914 and 13is Penn. avenue.
CHRISTMAS
DRY GOODS
OF
VABIOUS KINDS.
SILK SCARFS
and
MUFFLERS.
HANDKERCHIEFS,
SI'ECIALLY CUEAf.
Twinty-nve dozen La
dles' Silt Ties at -
tach, worth 50c.
B.Cne rrlcc to all.
BOG-AN
&
WYLIE,
1018 and 1030
SEVENTH
Street
Northwest.
lell-tf
TjIlY GOODS
- CAKPETING3.
DRUGGETS, &c,
W. W. B0RDETTE jfcro. have the largest, most
varied and complete stock of
NEW DK Y GOODS AND OAKPETirfGS
Ever offered In this city, consisting or all the new
styles and fabrics or this season's importation and
production, viz:
New Importation in U and 8-4 Camel's Hair, In
Brown, t:rav. N'avr Blue and Black.
Black aud Colored Silks.
Ginnan and Lyons Velvets.
Black Cashmeres, Silk Henriettas and Blartz
Cloths.
Drab d'Ete. ror Folomlse an I Sacnnes.
French Merinos, In Nay Blue, Brown, Tlnm
and Wine color-.
Diagonals and Serges, In all the new and de
sirable shadrs.
1 mpress Fopllns, Alpacis and Ratines.
Black Mohairs and Alpacas, b.-st Imported to
thlscnuntty.
Table Damasks, Napkins, Towels, Doylies and
Wine Cloth.
Nottingham Laces, Blankets, Toilet Quilts and
Comforts.
Thomson's Glove-fitting Corsets, Hosiery, Ac.
Just received, an elegant two-button Kid Glove,
at $1 per pair.
Bleached ana Brown Cotton and Shlrtin? Linens.
Also, an Immense stock of new and beautiful
CARPETS, such as Brussels, Three-ply, Ingrain,
List. Rate and Ilemp. Also, Crnmb Cloths, with
borders In beautiful designs.
W. W. BURDETTE & CO.,
Ko. 923 Seventh street, and Xo. 70S K street
Northwest. no3
D
BY COODS-CIIEAP.
Iteat Calicoes. 8 and 10 cents.
Yard wide bleaches! Cotton, 19 cents, worth 12.
Yard wide bleached Cotton, 12 cents, worta 13.
6-4 Pillow Case Cotton, 12S ceuis, worth 13.
Heavy wide sheeting, a cents, worth 10.
All the best makes In Wool Flannels reduced.
Ladies' under rests FO cents up, very cheap.
Waterproofs down 75, STcts,, fl, fti.23.
Casstmeres for men and boys. SO cents up.
All the new shades In Dress Goods, cheap.
leant hfsh-colorcd pialdi. 1 5 cents, worth CO.
All wool Camers Hair and Diagonals, 50 cents,
worth 75.
Mack Alpacas, 23 cents worth 27.-.
Mack Alpacas, 27,S. worth SO.
Pure Mohairs, 50, worth 73.
Mack Cashmeres, all wool, 50 cents up.
Mack Merinos, Bombazines, Series and Drab
d'Ete.
Black Silks, 87 cents up to 4.5Q, as I shall offer
the best makes to build up a bilk, trade.
Felt Skirts, l np, verj cheap.
Blankets. gl.TSup to unc qualities.
Eurllsli ErusseN Carpets l.2i. worth $1.73.
Wool Carpets yery cheap, to close out.
Call and see.
T. X. NAfTDAIlV.
no21 709 Market space. 5 doors from Seventh st.
HOOE, BRO. & CO.,
HOOE'S KETv- nUILDINO, 1328 F ST.,
HAVE JUST OPENED A HANDSOME AS303T
MENTOF rOEEIGK AUD DOUESTIO DSY G00B3,
EMBRACING CAMEL'S HAIIt AND OTIiEB
CHOICE TABUICS.
HOUSEKEEPING DEPARTMENT,
TULLT STOCKED WITH TABLE LINEN,
NAPKINS, TOWELS, TABLE DAMASK,
bllEETINUS, DOYLIES, &0.
Carpets, Oilcloths and Druggets,
Also a full line or
CAKTOX MATHXGS,
both white and ftnev, of choice qualltr- novIS
FURS.
FTJSS! PURS!! PURS!!!
HOLIDAY rBESEXTS.
Enlarged stock. In
SEAL-SKIN SAClUES. MUITS AND BOAS.
Mink bal.Ie. Blaci. slaiicn. Ore'-e and Lrni iu
Mulls and Hoas. Ladles' faeal-SUn dps. (entie-
tcen's Caps. Mnffcrsand Gauntlets ince-tl. Beaver
and Otter. MlSiC furs iu great varieties.
An early call Is solicited.
35. 33C. STTJTEMETZ,
Hatter aud Furrier,
1237 Pennsylvania avenue, near corner Thlrtecnlh
street. deceit
F
UHS. FtJKS. FURS.
nnr stock ef LADIES' MI3SES AND CHIL
DREN '3 J TKS Is now complete, emhrarlm all the
atyies and v arletle adopted for this seasou's weir.
SEAL SACQCES and SETS, SEAL CAPS and
HATS FOlt LADIES, BLACK and BIIOW.N
LYNX, ALASKA 3IAKTEN MUFF- and BOAS,
CHINCHILLAS for I. a lie and llll-es, and the
Dark and Desirable MINK MUFF, BOA an.l COL
LARS. Uentlemcu's WALKING audDIttVINU
-WTLLETT Ss K,TJTOPT3
nolO-Im 9C5 PENNSYLVANIA AVE
FINANCIAL.
METROPOLIS SAVINGSBANK,
COR. SEVENTH STREET AND LA. AVE.,
Pays Interest en Deposits.
SAMUEL NORMENT. President.
NICHOLAS ACKER. lei- President.
JAS. S. EDWARDS, Secretary.
J. A. KUFV; Cashier.
Trustees Samuel .Nortnent. NlchoUi Acker.Jai.
L.Barbour, John II. Uoddaid, V,. II. Clagett,
It. Strasbnrjer, B. II. Warner, G. It. Tko npson,
Jas. S. Edwards. del-let
O. TV. STICKNEY.
e. W. BALLOCH,
President.
Cashier.
PEOPLE'S SAVINGS BANK,
No. 509 Seventh Street
(Second National Bank Bull Jin?,)
Is now open for the reception of deposits and trans
action or business. Interest, live per eeat. per
annum, commences on Urst of every month and is
compounded twice a year. Open dally from
a.m. toSn. m. Saturdays, from 6 to 8 p. ts,
aul5-S.Tu.JtThtf
nOHIHBUN BASS NOTE COM-
. PANT,
NO. 90S Pennsylvania Avenne,
WASHINGTON, D, C.
We are prepared with eTery facility, for
Engraving and Printing
BANK NOTES. BONDS AND COMMERCIAL
WORK OF EVERY KIND, 4C.
JOHN O. WELLSTOOD, President.
GEO. T, JONES, flee Pres't and Treas.
JOHN W. WATERS, Secretary. Jy31-WFM
F
INK AND MEDIUM CIGARS TEN TO
TWCKT1 I'Ett UEST. BELOW ClUr.
We have selected from our stcck all remnant
lots of
FINE AND MEDIUM DOME3TIC CIGARS
that have been la store for xnr lenstb of time and
tnnrtert them at nrire mnrhbclow (Q. t of mantl-
factnrln?. These Cljrars ater all HAND MA11EC1
some or mem oi very unc-scocK. aau in prieci m
every particular.
-Tlioso who want a DRY, MILD CIOARhad
betttrcall early. a. licit an Inducement Is asldoia
offered. . , UKOW.,CuCIlttAX & CO..
- - r ! - . . - in. Penninvaal avenue.
detO-St tCrltle
' J. t: ' KERVAND,
ENGRAVES, LITHOAPHER AND PRIME?,
923 aso 930 PKOtsVirAsii-AViatrav
ALL KINDS OF BASK AND COMMERCIAL
LITiI&GRAPIIING AKD PRINTING. .
l SlXlt AR
CHECKS, -,". LETTERHEADS,
CERTIFICATE?; DRAFTS.'
NOTE-HEADS.. BOVD.
"ffivSiciAK Br.ASKs; "BO.
W" IfAPS AND CHARTS.
WORK l-OB THE- TRADE AT-REOULAR
BATES, noS-FJlwtr
GEOCEEIES.
CORWWELL'S
Boneless Sardines,
J
Our own Importation, without ikla or !niH
and pnt up In the best quality ofoU.
OREGON SALMON, LOB3TEB. SPIOKD.
OYSTEBS, 3HADINK3.
Stuffed Olives.
wlthAnctorles,
FRENCH OLIVES. SPANISH OLIVES,
ANCHOVIES, ANCHOVY PASTE.
ORENOU1LLES, (Frogs,) with TruSes
TATE de FOIS GRAS,
CHAMPIGNONS, (Mushrooms,)
TETIT POIS.(Peas,)
HARICOTS VERTS, (String Beans,)
HARICOTS FLAGEOLETS, (While Beans.)
QUAETIERSD'ARTICHAUTS.(Artlcb.Okes)
TBUFFEES, FRENCH VINEGAR,
TUONNY FISH.
MACEDOIN E,( Mixed Vegetables In cans.)
CAPERS, FRENCH FRUITS,(lu Brandy.)
OIL, FRENCH MUSTARD.
MACCAI10NI, VEBMECELLI.
French and German Spoken, j
Florida Oranges,
CALIFORNIA PEABS.MALAOA GRAPES'
BANANAS, FIGS.
V
Havana Cigars.
WE SELL GENUINE IMPORTED
GARS ONLY.
Whisky,
FINCHE'S TUBE R"E,
KELLER, OLD CROW,
BAKER, GIBSON.
Sherry Wine,
Our own Importation:
AMONTILLADO, PE3IABTIN,
VINO DE PASTO, TOrAZ, and others.
Port
Madeira,
Brandy 1820.
English Table Sauces,
WORCESTERSHIRE, (In quarts, pints aa
half pints.)
WALNUT SAUCE, MUSHROOM SAUCB
HARVEY SAUCE, ANCHOVY SAUC E.
INDIA C'UUTNA SAUCE, SOY SAUC E
bOHO SAUCE, YORKSHIRE SAUCE.
Tobasco Pepper Sauce,
SALAD DRESSING, CURRIE POWDER,
TOMATO CATSLT, HALFORD SAl CE,
English Plum Padding,
In 1, 2, 3 and 4-pound cans.
PEACH BUTTEB, QUINCE BUTTER,
APrLE BUTTER, MINCE MEAT.
St. Louis Flour.
New York Butter,
rBOM JAMESTOWN.
Oat Ideal,
GRAHAM FLOUR, RYE FLOUR.
WHEAT GRITS, HOMINY, SAGO,
FARINA, TAPIOCA, RUE FLOUR,
BABLEY, CRUSHED WHEAT.
Remarks.'
We are constantly adding to our stock, both
of FOREIGN and AMERICAN production, differ
ent varieties of Table Luxuries.
We guarantee EVERYTHING sold by ns to rlva
satisfaction, andlfnot satisfactory can be returned.
Orders delivered to any part of Washington and
Georgetown twice a day. Any order lert before t
o'clock delivered the same day; if after 1 o etock
delivered the next mernlnfc. Goods delivered at
Mt. Pleasant twice per week.
We deal in CHOICE GROCERIES on.y, and
male FINE TRA DE a specialty.
Orders called for daily, or as often during tna
week as our customers wish.
Orders packed and shipped by express to any part
of the country. Any package not exceeding fovr
pounda In weight can be shipped by mail at a cost
of 10 cents per pound, (except glass.)
G. G. CORNWELL & SONS,
PINE GROCERS,
1418 Pennsylvania avenne, apposite
IfHIaroVa Hotel.
noli
ELPHONZO YOUNGS & CO.
ARE HCILINU
STJC3-.AJRS,
(Standard New York Brands,)
Crushed Loaf, &4 lbs. ror tX 00
Powdered, 8J$ lbs.for 81 00
Granulated, Si lbs. for 81IOO
"A." (clarified.) 9 lbs.for i OO
Dcmarara, (very light,) lOlbifor 8100 f
Our FIFTY cent Oolong and Imperial Teas art
the best to be had In this city at the price, or money
refunded. We also have on hand, and lu large sap
ply, FIFTEEN other different grades, lne u lng a
very high grade of SILVER LEAF Japan and choice
Moyune Gunpowder, at moderate prices.
Old Government Java, raw 30 cents
Did Government Java, roasted S3 cents.
Old Gov't Java, raw, extra quality. 33 eeatr.
Old Gov't Java, roasted, extra quality.. 10 cents.
Mtracalho, raw, 33 cents, roasted. 33 cents.
Laguyra, raw, 38 cents, roasted. 33 cent;.
Rio, raw, 33 aad 25 ct J., roasted, 87 and 30 cat,.
VliOTJU.
Welch's Best Family, per sack 92 20
Golden Hill Family, per sack 3 00
A. H, Hen'! Best Family, per sack a 10
Burnt Mills at the lowest rates.
Prairie Bird Family at lowe3t rates.
Choice Extra, per saci 1 75
Good Extra, per sack 1 30
Now Is the time; buy your supply of FuOUB,
It Is sure to advance very sooa.
QraUam i'lour and Oat Heal,
F. E. Smith Jt Co.'s Graham Flour and Crushed
Wheat, direct from their mill in Brooklyn every
week.
Fresh Oat Meal In bulk; Genuine Scotch Oat Meal
In round packages; Genuine Irish Oat Meal, fro
the Water Gate Mills, In 1Mb. tin cans.
One ton of Genuine New York Goshen Buttsr
'nit ai rived, which we offer wholesale and retail.
Also, lu-t received, dozen CANNED GOOD!,
wMh we will 11 dnrlnp the earlv nart of the
son at extremely low rates. 'J
Pure imported CUBA HONEY, by the rallaa- IB
delicious article.
ELPi30KZ0 YOUNGS & CO,
... SIXTH AND r 0T3EETH,
" (Under JIasoateTempla.,
ELPHONZO YOUNGS, I
J.-F. JOHNSON. i
ocu-u
ettevea cents pet bushel, cartageextrav OrdsraleCt
UttC GASLIGHT OFFICE,
No. CITenth street; at 711 Firrtstreet, southwestr
corner Third and E streets, or HO BrUtr street.
vrsritown,vlUbeprOEi9U filled, aan-tf
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