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THE NATIONAL REPUBLICAN, MONDAY MOENING, DECEMBER 14, 1874.
GOV. ARNY'S SURPRISE PARTY. KECEPTION OF HIS FRIENDS AT THE TREMONT HOUSE. Saturday evening last there was a reunion of eld friends at tee Tremont honse. It was em phatically a surprise party; from 8 to 12 o'clock surprise after surprise was noticed. The occasion Tras one of pleasure, and the object was a gather ing, after a separation of years, of many of the friends of Got. Amy, who by the way Is a native of the District ol Columbia, and knew this city when It was one of magnificent distances. The OoTcrnor is one of the ancient inhabitants of Washington, and over forty years ago knew this city, when north of the Interior Department he Fathered blackberries In what was then called the "Slashes, " which now for many squares Is Irallt upon with houses. During the evening he said that when he contemplated the past and present aspect ol Washington ho telt like Bid Van Winkle. About fifty ot his old (but young) friends, some the grandchildren of those; whom he knew in Ueorgetown and Washington forty-five years ago, were assembled in the parlors of the Tremont, and after music and an interchange of expres sions of friendly feeling, the company were called to order by John Lathrop, esq., and S. W. Brookings, of Maine, in behalf of the Governor's friends present, welcomed him again to Wash ington, and in chaste and appropriate language referred to the fact mat under the roof or the Tremont there were gathered old friends ot every clime and color white, red and black. He feel ingly and appropriately referred to the labors of Uovernor Amy in the cause ot humanity and the elevation of the red and black race, and was very hippy in his reference to the Declaration of In dependence. Governor Amy, in his response, said that ho. was truly taken by surprise, (and be evidently fonna it difficult to control his feelings,) meeting the sons and daughters of some of his old asso ciates, and gathered In the parlor many young and beautiful ladles of our city, with their no less intelligent gentleman attendants. He felt Inad equate to the task of a response to the address he had just beard. However, after an effort, he re covered himself, and, in an eloquent address, he referred to the fact that the fundamental truth ol the Declaration of Independence was predi cated upon the teaching of our Lord and Master, who Si ake as never man spake, and who taught peace and good will to alt ; that the Prince of Peace and the President ot the greatest govern ment of the age both declared "let us have peace. He referred to Paul in Athens, whose heart was ftirr-'d within him at the idolatry of the refined people ol that great city, and said that in Paul's truthful and eloquent address on Mars Hill there was a great lesson uttered, upon which the Declaration or the Independence of the United States was predicated. Paul said, "God has made of one blood all men, to dwell upon all the lace of the earth." Oar patriot fathers, in their wisdom, declared that "all men were created free and equal.'' Let the man be white, red or black, in the Fight of Heaven and our forefathers, he Is of one blood and created free and equal, and hence all White Leagues, Black Leagues or other political or religious associations which make distinctions on account or race or color are an abemlnation in the sight of Heaven. Hereierred especially to tho Itcd men under his charge, and illustrated the injustice done to tnem, anaeaioiiea tne peace policy 01 ourgooa President. He briefly demonstrated that It was cheaper and more humane to feed than fight In dians. The impromptu supper furnished by Mr. Hill and his amiable lady was sumptuous, and would be creditable to any hotel in the city. Just pre vious to midnight "Home, Sweet Home"' was layed. and all returned to their own domiciles, tiprestlcg their pleasure at the evening's entcr tuiLxi.ent. JACOB VS. ESAU. THE LOTUS CLUB AGAIN. "Fe, n. fo, fum, I smell the bioyd of a Lofut-man; And whether bo bo alive or dead, I'll grind his bones." T. l'eFt,torrlh' Sat iunnl fitpxbtiran: Sik allow me to say (in answer tothe lcttcrof my self constituted assistant advertiser of the AM Society concert, to be given at Lincoln hall, December 16, 1ST!,) that there are but two mat ters of fact in his communication, viz: First, that there Is to be a concert at the time and place aforesaid, and secondly, that one ticket is allowed tho seller for every ten sold. Every thing else in said communication, "Lotus Club," "Cape May," "Watch Songs," "Eicluslveness," and all that sort of thing. Is manufactured of whole cloth. There is not the remotest con nection between the "Abt Society" and the "Lotus Club." and while not feeling authorised to publish in the communication the names of the lumber! ot the Abt Society, 1 will say to W. L. lviebards, who doubtless has been made a cats paw of by some designing person, ashamed to sign his own name to an accusation he himself knew to be false, that by calling at Ellis' music store, where reserved seats are fer sale, he can tbtam a copy of the programme for the concert, and on that programme be will find printed in good clear tpe the names of the members of the "Abt Society,'" and on that list two persons only have ei er been in any manner connected with the religiously abused Lotus Club. It strikes me anyway as a new departure to take any such matter In question. The public go to places of amusement for their own gratlfi. cation, and if they get the worth or their money it is tut little they care whether the proceeds go to some charity fund of a religious nature, or whether, as in this case, they go to assist a worthy young lady in obtaining the means to further cultivate the remarkable musical talent with which she has been endowed. The patriarch Abraham gave ,his blessing to hum who filled him with good things. If the Abt Society spreads a royal least before the public, and guarantee to satisfy their souls with good things, the public will bless them by a generous patronage, be they Esau or Jacob. If our friend W. L. Richards is still uncon vinced, if he will send me his address I shall be happy to procure for him a candid Invitation to the next meeting of the "Abt Society," and if he can find any connection between the "Abt" and "Lotus" Societies he is greater than Darwin. C. A. Fleetwood, Director. BEWARE OF HUME'S STORE. A BRANDY THIEF CAPTURED THIS TIME. An individual disposed to steal will invent some precess of carrying out bis Dad intentions, and the more novel it may be the better are the prospects of success. Only a few days since an account was given in Tue RErcr.ucAN of the manner in which the offices of several physicians were visited, and the way In which the thieves managed to capture casesof valuable Instruments and other property ot worth. It would appear, however, as if there was another class operating among the business men, but fortunately with less success. They evidently made a mistake fn the selection of a Louse, and failed to accomplish the result hoped for, as tbo proprietor, having re elved some experience from previous visits of a s'uulur nature, was awake to their rascally in tentions, and checkmated them in the outset. A few dajs since a young man, fashionably dressed and gentlemanly in appearanee, entered the large grocery establishment of Thomas L. Hume, on Market pace, between Eighth and Ninth streets, and made a number ol inquiries regard ing the prices or diflerent kinds of liquors. On being answered he withdrew from the store with out making any purchases, but thanking the clerk tor the Information furnished. Saturday last l.c returned, gave his name as Forbes, and repea'cd his Inquiries, and entered the wine room, where several brands were sampled. His actionr were somewhat suspicious, and sufficient to warrant Mr. Hume In keeping a watch upon his movements, and was subsequent!? rewarded for his vigilance by witnessing him deposit a bottle of the choicest brandy in his coat pocket. He was permitted to finish the inspection, but as he was about departing from the store he was confronted by Officer Duvall, who had been sent for in the meantime, who took him Into custodv and escorted him to the Police Court. He said that he was a partner in a New York house, and had been on a spree for several days. But as mere is some doubt expressed as to the truth of the statement a further investigation will be made into the matter. Those desirous or steal ing, however, would be wise in avoiding Hume's store, as this is the sixth thief that has been cap tured there. FIliST COXGREGATIOXAL CHURCH. A full house was in attendance yesterday morn ing, among whom we noticed Postmaster General Jewell and family. Speaker Blaine and family. Senator Washbnrne. of Mss., Representatives Poland, Frye, Sawyer, Monroe and family, and many others In public lire. We missed Vice President Wilson, who Is In New York, Senator Buckingham, who Is detained by illness In Con necticut, and Commissioner Smith, or the Indian Bureau, usual attendants at this church. Hon. Franklin Fairbanks, of St. Johnsbury, Vt,, late Speaker of the Vermont House of Representa tives, was among the distinguished strangers present. Dr. Rankin, who was sick last Sunday, was in the pulpit and delivered a sermon from Horn, vll: if "O wretched man that lam, who shall deliver me from the body or this death?" and 1 Cor.xxji7: "Thanks be to God. which glveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." The object of the sermon was to bold up the Lord Jesus Christ as man's helper to a better nature and a better life. By way of introduction, the Doetor alluded to the reply of one of Socrates' pupils to his in. timation that some personage might arise to lead men to a closer communlon'wlth God: "Let him ctme' lam ready to follow him if he will only make me better." The desire to be made better is the r roof and test of true manhoou. No man has a right to claim God as his father who does not want to becomo like him. There is much to admire in human nature, sinful as It Is. For ex ample, the struggle to excel, to exert an influ ence, as instanced by the rising country boy. But nearly all selfmade men need to be made over. They are as great In their defects as in their ex cellencies. The noblest ambition a man can hare fs the ambition to become better. And this is why Jesus came and died upon the cross to make men moral heroes conquerors or sell and of sin. The speaker here compared a mere justifying Jaith with a vitalizing one; which is Inward Ills putting on outward growth like a tree; admitted that a mere legal justifying faith would make men selfish and eelf-concelted; claimed that Christianity had no favored class, no aristocracy, except the least, those who came to minister; denied that Christianity Is responsible for the ln ecnsis'encles of false professors, and urged upon his hearers to accept one who had already come in the spirit of that pupil or Socrates, who oth erwise would rise up in judgment to condemn pern. In the evening, the discourse was on the third beatitude: "Blessed are the meek; for they shall inherit the earth " CHARITY CONCERT. The Aged Women's Home, In Georgetown, is one or the most worthy charities in the District. A concert in aid or it Is to be given at the West street Presbyterian chapel to-morrow evening, under the direction of Prof. Perabeau. and as the programme embraces the names or Miss Fannie and Mr. Austin Herr, Miss Lizzie Junktu! Messrs. Stutter, t'ormfck and Willie Waldeckr, It will undoubtedly be well attended. WITITXEY'S Anions; the many hotels of this city which de serve and are entitled to the kindly remem brances of travelers, none can claim more friendly recollection than Whitney's, on Delaware ave nue, Capitol Hill. For the past ten years the re sort of the leading spirits in American politics It to-day maintains its well-earned reputation, and the proprietors, at fn the past, are prepared to glTe their guests an old-time welcome. AN INTERRUPTED WEDDING. EAST "WASHINGTON'S LATEST Ha MANCE MINORS CANNOT MABEY. East Washington boasts among its well-known and highly respected citizens two professional gentlemen, each the father or a family. One is a physician, the other a musician. The first, among his numerous progeny, numbers a son, about nine teen years of age;and the latter a fair daughter, about one year younger; and It is to them and their little romance with its unromantlo end that this story relates. Although hardly necessary. It may be stated by way or beginning, that this youthful couple fell deeply In love. Whether either was much hurt by the rail has not yet transpired, and will not until their love aflair culminates in marriage, as it surely will. Then they may regret It as many have done before them; but they must pay for their own exnerlenee. That a Youth Of nine teen and a maiden of eighteen should fall la lore is no uncommon thing In this progressive age and city, but that this love should take the serious aspect of marriage, Is a little to be won dered at. However, such Is the fact, and with that Intuition, bom of fear, they concluded that they would not risk asking the consent of the prosy papas, but take the step without either their knowledge or consent, and then, or course, seek for forgiveness. The day was fixed; the youth or one of his friends went to the City hall, interviewed Mr. Meigs, the good-natured clerk of the court. In the proper manner, paid the required lee and ob tained the document required by law berore the ceremony can be celebrated. The clergyman was notified that his services would be required at the stated time, and all was In readiness, and with anxious heart they awaited the hour which should make them one. Desirous of throwing his papa ofi the track, the would-be groom, on Wednesday sight dressed himself la his best clothes, intimated that he was going to a party, and informed the home folks that Instead or re turning he would spend the night with a friend. This he did, but foolishly confided his secret. That friend proved just one too many, and by one or those curious accidents which often alter des tinies his father. In his dallyrounds,met just that man, and was unwittingly informed that his son was about to marry. That settled It. The old man made up his mfnd that It should not be, and acted accordingly. He first went to the church and notified the clergyman not to perform the ceremony; then for rear that another one would be round by the young couple, called to his aid a member of tbo Metropolitan police, stated all the circumstances to him, and begged that U ho saw the boy he should make a feigned arrest. The officer, however, was too smart to do this, but when he did meet tho young man he "posted" him on his father's opposition ; informed him that under the law, as a minor, be could not be mar ried without his father's consent, and advised him for the present to abandon the project, at tbo same time telling him that the father ol the young lady had been notified of all that had occurred. The young man bowed to fate, failed to call for his expectant bride, but swears that he will have her, and that the next effort will be made with out confiding in friends. So the matter rests. CRUSHED TO DEATH THE ACCIDENT THE RESULT OF CARE LESSNESS. A sad and ratal accident occurred at the car stable ol the Washington and Georgetown Rail road Company, on Seventh street, near Boundary, last Saturday morning. Dennis McCarty, a hostler, was engaged In driving a car from the stables, wnen the rear wheels jumped the track, which caused him to look back over the sldo of the car, when hfs bead was caught between the car and a wooden post supporting the roor, com pletely severing his ear from the head, and crushing his skull in a frightful manner, causing his death In a few minutes. McCarty wa3 a mar ried man, about 35 years of age, living on Ninth street, near the Boundary. Ho leaves a wife and several small children. Coroner S.C.Patterson wss notified, and, alter Impanelling a jury, an Inquest was held, and the iollowlng verdict ren dered: That the said Dennis McCarty came to his death about 8 o'clock a. m. on the 12th day of December, at the car-house of tbo Washington and Georgetown Street Railroad Company, bev cnth street and Boundary, in the city and county aforesaid, by being crushed between a car and post while assisting in pulling a car on tho track. The jury also find that the accident was there suit ofcarelessncss on the part of the employees of the road. VINDICATED. THE BARNUM-BOYLE LAWSUIT. The case or Frank Barnum vs. Juan Boyle was decided Saturday In the Equity Court, by Judge Wylie, In ravor or Mr. Boyle, the restraining order or injunction having been dissolved. Mr. Boylo was required to give security to Mr. Bar num In the sum of 34,000 until a final hearing cruld be had. Owing to affidavits or Mr. Barnum and several or his friends as to his weak mlnJ, and being an imbecile, as expressed by the court, all the charges against Mr. Boyle were proven to be untrue. The friends and counsel or Mr. Boyle say that the course taken by Mr. Barnum is remarkable, and was instigated by the enemies or the defendant, with a view of damaging his standing with tho business community. A large circle of friends will congratulate Mr. Boyle on the fruitless assault of what Mr. Davldge char acterized In court as an attempt to blackmail him. Mr. Barnum has been considered a man of considerable mental ability, and on several occa sions last winter be read articles of his own com position before a literary society of somo or the most distinguished gentlemen of the country, and his efforts met with universal commendation, and tbe representations made to the court by his counsel occasioned much surprise among those who knew him. Mr. Boyle, though worn oat with fatigue and anxiety of mind, was present each day in the court, while Mr. Barnum was absent. CITY MALL SERVICES. Elder J. H. Whltmore, the new Installed pastor of the Second Advent church, preached yester day at 11 a. m. and at 3 p. m. His text In the af ternoon was Heb. xl:l: "He that Cometh to God must believe that he Is, and that he (s arcwarder or such as diligently seek him." He sold the province or faith was the unseen and the un knowable. The subjects of It are: 1. The exist ence of God, and this not in a mere pantheistic sense, but as a personal being, and especially as one who will reward those who diligently seek alter and try to serve him. 2. The creation or the material universe by God out or nothing. Although this may be difficult to conceive or It is equally difficult to believe fn the eternity or mat ter, and hence we must accept the teaching or revelation on tbe subject. The other great essen tial subjects of faith are a personal Jesus, able to save us from our sins, the holy spirit, the di vine comforter and tbe Bible as the Word of God. Faith differs from mere credulity, as the former Is an attribute of strength and the latterof weak, ness. The man who can grasp the most truth in any branch ol knowledge has the most ralth. God never asks us to believe what is contrary to sound reason, though some things he has revealed to us transcend our finite powers to comprehend. But we should receive nothing blindly and on mere human authority. There has never been any true progress without doubt or skepticism. It was this which inspired Luther to first ques tion and then reiect the errors of Popery. But we must be careiul to "abhor that which is evil and cleave fast to t hat which is good." Accept nothing In the way of doctrine which has not a plain warrant In scnpture. And on this ground we are justified In rejecting that terrible doctrlno now happily last aylcg out in most evangelical churches, that God foreordained tromall eternity a certain portion or tho human race to be tor mented to all eternity, and some other kindred dogmas. Finally, there Is no such thing as truo faith without action. Abraham, Noah, Moses, all the great examples given us In Scripture, Illustrate this truth, that evangelical ialtb Is Inseparable irom works. Hence we must strive to lire so that others, seeing our good works, may gleriry God. Elder Whltmore is evidently a young man of ability and education, and disposed to give his hearers something practical to reflect on. He will preach at the same place every Sabbath until further notice. LETTER FROM AXXArOLIS. Correspendence of The National Republican. AXXArOLIS, Dec 12, 1874. The sixth anniversary of the Phllomatheon Society of St. John's college was -celebrated last evening in McDowell hall berore a respectable audience. Tbe programme embraced music and an essay, entitled "The Cultivation or tho Beau tiful," by H, MacPherson Baldwin, or Washing ton, D. C; an oration, "The Beautiful in Art," by Frederick Sasscer, jr., or Prince George's county, Md., and an address, entitled "Radi calism," by Leighton Parks, esq., of New York, a termer student of St, John'4. It may be gratuitous to remark that tbe address was not political, in spite or its title. Governor Groome, accompanied by his brother-in-law, Senator Knight, or Cecil cuuety, paid an official visit this morning to Bear Admiral Kodgers, superintendent of the Naval Academy, lie was received at tbe gate by the marines, under Lieutenant Allen, and was honored with a salute from tbe guns of the Santee. The regular monthly meeting or the Naval In stitute, composed of officers of the United States navy, was held here.on Thursday evening. Rear Admiral Rodgers In the chair. A paper on the naval drill at Key West was read by Commodore F. A. Parker, aur.r which a discussion apon tho same subject followed. Capt. s. D. Green has been detached from the Naval academy, and ordered to the Earopean squadron, to relieve Capt. Bratne of the command ot the steamer Juniata. Capt. McLane Tilton. United States Marine Corps, left this place this morning In command of a squad of marines to take part In the reception of King Kalakaua at Washington. The entertainment held last week in this place for the benefit of the Young Men's Christian As sociation of Annapolis realized about tVli. R. FUNERAL OF THE LATE J. C. KOX DRUP. The obsequies of the late J. V. Kondrup, Danish vice consul, took place Saturday afternoon from St. Mark's Episcopal church, Capitol Hill, and was largely attended, there being present qnlte a number of distinguished citltecs of the District, besides the Ministers of the Governments of Den mark and Sweden. The body was encase 1 in a beautllnl walnut casket, bearing Masonle em blems In silver wreaths with immortelles. The funeral servlceoftbeProtestant Episcopal Church was read by Bev. A. Florldlus Steele, reetor, af ter which the Interment took place In the Con gressional cemetery, where the Masonle burial rite was performed by Worshipful Master J. B. Ruff, or Hope Lodge, No. 20. The pall-bearers were iiiczBre. wmiam iueriz ana iienry u. Smith, of Hope Lodge; Emll Oetander and Chas. Shelse, Danish residents, and William T. Bright and G. S. Thompson, or the Coast Surrey office. HOUSEKEEPERS, READ THIS. There is on exhibition at the Automatic tele graph office, IOCS F street, the best detector of the presence or burglars and sneak-thlevcs we have ever seen. It is so constructed that any at tempt to open a window or door an alarm Is sounded by which tbe occupant of the house is made aware of the identical door or window about tube entered. Every housekeeper should see It. A tiki collection of classical objects Is now ready for examination at the fine store, No. 623 Pennsylvania avenue. adjoining theMetropoIltan hotel, and will be sold at public auction on to morrow morning, at 10:30 o'clock. The collection contains Italian marble statuary, brome groups and figures, black marble fourteen-day clocks, and many rare and beautiful objects from the studies ol France and Italy. MOUNT PLEASANT. GOSSIP FROM THE SUBUEBS. To theSdttor of the national Seputlican: Sib: Do not think that because our spicy cor respondent "R. W. M." has long since been silent (In Tennessee) that the good people or this frac tion of the District hare ceased to lire, more and act in the great drama of life. The fact Is, the people or this beautiful village are as wide awake as ever, and earnestly engaged In various private and public, enterprises. Mr. Houghton, of the city, is erecting a fine brick mansion In tho Edge wood grove, near Mr. Delano's. Mr. Beaten, of the Pension Office, and Messrs. Folsom, Exley, Harmon and Arnold are improvise Howard ave nue. The Union Hall Association has succeeded In purchasing a lot, upon which Is to be built this winter a fine building for church, Sunday school, temperance and literary purposes. The ladles have nearly completed their arrange ments for a grand forelathers' party on the 22d Instant, at the spacious mansion or S. P. Brown, esq. Wllh the earnest efforts and graces ol Gen. and Mrs. George Washington, Mrs. S. P. Brown, Mrs. Phillips, Mrs. Simmons, Mrs. Harmon, Mrs. Arnold, Mrs. Spencer and Mrs. Buker, and others, it will unquestionably be the party of the season. The temperance division Is In a most flourish ing condition, and furnishes entertainment for the pnblic ence a week In the way of music, cha rades, Budget, edited by Miss Smith and Barn house, lectures, dramatic readings, Ac. Friday night the Grand officers of the city made us a visit, and some interesting remarks were made by G. W. P. Dobbins, Exley and Harmon, fol lowed by George N. Roberts, esq., or Laurel,Md., who gave a series of readings. Mr. Roberts has few equals as a dramatic reader and delineator of character, and It is hoped that he will yield to tbe solicitation or his friends and appear oftener bo fore the public, especially in the city. The Musi cal Quintette Club, Messrs. Barrel, Preuss, Ketcbam, and Masters, Frank and John Eaton, excelled all former efforts. Their playing Is sn perb, and is attracting general attention. Come out and see us on the 22d Instant and we will en deavor to place you under so many obligations that hercalter you will occasionally speak for SEUt-OCCA8IOMAI.LT. SUDDEN DEATH. A YOUNG MAN DEOWNED IN A BATH TUB. Mr. William J. Beall, son or the well-known grccer, Mr. Benjamin Beall, died suddenly at the home of his rather yesterday morning, In a strange and distressing manner. The ramtly had left the house to attend Divine service, and during their absence the young man went to tho bath-room, locked the door, disrobed and pro ceeded to take a bath. There being no persons home excepting the servants, his long stay in the luviu a uuuuiacu.wju nucu iud taiuuj re turned from church they were surprised to find waier running aonn mo eiairs. xi was iracea to the bath-room, which was found locked, and on calling to tho son to open tbe door no answer was returned, and the door was then broken In. Here an appall 'xg sight met tbe eye. The young man that had entered the room apparently in full health and vigor lay in the overflowing tub, with his head buried beneath the water ana directly over tho escape-pipe. Tbe receiving spiggot was turned on and the water running at a lull head, which had covered the floor and found its way Into tho hall. Mr. Beall was raised from the tub and removed to a bed chamber, and medical advice summoned. Drs. Walsh and Lovejoy responded, but all efforts at restoration tailed. They gavoai their opinion that the deceased was attacked with an epileptic fit while bathing, and drowned in tho tub. If assistance could havo been promptly rendered his life might bare been saved. Tho young man had many friends, somo of whom ho was with enly the night bclore, and who were astounded en hearing of his death, and who sympathize with the lamlly In their sudden bereavement. TEMPERANCE TEMPLE. INSTITUTION OF THE NEW MEETING ROOM. The Dashaway Temperance Association held a large and enthusiastic temperance meeting at the new temperance hall, "Temperance Temple," last evening. Thts society has not held a meet ing lor some months, being unable to procure a hall, but the "Temple" association having rented and fitted up old "Union League hall," to be used as a temperance hall, tho Dashaways, under the lead or Its Indefatigable president, A. O. Constantinc, determined to open the hall last evening by one or their interesting and profitable meetings. Able and Instructive addresses were made by Messrs. Allen Coffin, John P. Thomp son, Dr. Joseph Walsh, James F. Divine, Geo. Savage, and a recitation by little Constantino. This being the third anniversary or the Dasha ways, an election was held for officers for the en suing year, which resulted as follows: A. C. Cocstantlne, president; James T. Powell, vice president; Richard Harlan, secretary, and Geo. Savage, treasurer. It is the intention or the "Dashaway Temper ance Association," In renting and fitting up this hall, to establish a permanent headquarters ror all or the temperance organizations or our city. For several years past temperance men have had no central point where to meet, and around which they may gather, to strengthen themselves to go forth in their warfare against this great evil. Tbe "Temple Association" deserve the thanks of all tbo friends of temperance in our city for their untiring efforts towards filling this long felt want of tho temperance community. MABONIC. ELECTIONS IN THE BLUE LODGES. At tbe last communication or Hiram Lodge, No. 4, F. A. A. M., the following officers were elected for the ensuing year : Arthur Goins, W. M.; Madamons Clarke, S. W.; .William Wash ington, I. W.; Isaiah Lemon, secretary; John A. Boothe, treasurer. At a regular communication or Warren Lodge, No. 8, F. A. A. M., held De cember 2, 1874, the following officers were elected to servo tho ensuing year : Jchn N. Hunt.W. M.; John W. Burns, S. W.; Henry Clay, I. W.; Silas Holmes, treasurer; Thomas P. Bell, secretary. THE COURTS. CIRCUIT COURT CHIEF JUSTICE CAETTER. In this court, on Saturday, the Jury In tbe case or Starr vs. The Southern Maryland Railroad Company returned a verdict of 45,712 for the plaintiff. Adjourned. PROBATECOUET MR. JUSTICE OLIN. In this court, on Saturday, tho last will and testament of James A. Crane was proven. He bequeathes t o Michael Crane and Judson T. Cull, nd their survivors, all his real estate In trust, to be d sposed or as they think best, and from tbe proceeds pay his just debts and funeral charges. Second. To give to his wire ror her sole use. In lien or her dower, a sum or money equal to that which the law would give her at the time or his death. In commutation ot her dower. Third. To give to his housekeeper the sum or 12.000. Fourth. To give to his aunt. Alary Murphy, 12,000. Fifth. To give to St. Joseph's Orphan Asylum $500, and all tho residue to his brother, Michael Crane. CRIMINAL COURT ME. JUSTICE MAC ARTHUR. This court was engaged as follows Saturday: Wm. Thomas was convicted ol assault and bat tery, and sentenced to pay a fine or &0 or stand imprisoned. John Kent was fined $5 Tor assault and battery. In the cases ol Louis Ilcubec, Mary A. Leon, Thomas O'Neal. George Howard and George Connel a nolle prot. was entered. Tbe case ol Dr. A. W. Miller, ror reruslng to obey tbe registration order of tbe Board of Health, will come up to-day. Adjourned. .VA TIONAL UNIVERSITY. At the last meeting or the law class or this university Mr. Emmons, an enterprising young real estate axent or this city, read an entertain ing and able essay upon building associations, which, was much applauded and admired. Mr. McKeon also made some remarks bearing upon tbe merits ol several works which tbe class had gone over In their studies. His effort was made extemporaneously, and was exhaustive and Intel ligent, At tbe conclusion of the remarks of these gentlemen the election of officers of tho class cook place, though the office of valedictorian was laid over until February. Mr. J3.F. Leighton was elected president ol the class, on the motion of Mr. Beall, and Mr. Moran rice president, on the motion of Mr. L. J. Ilrvant. Mr. John O'Neal was elected secretary, andjttr. J. IL Olcott treas urer. A NEW DEMOCRATIC ORGAN. The following card explains Itself: WASHINGTON. D. C, Dec 12, 1S74. In accordance with the suggestion of gentlemen In the Democratic party. In conjunction with sev eral Conservatives, at as early a day as the ne cessary arrangements can be completed, the un dersigned will Issne In the city of Washington a dally morning paper, called THE HATIOXAL DEVOCBAT. Its title sufficiently indicates Its character. la all respects it will be a first-class journal. Cuani-Ea W. Dzxtsov, Late Senior Proprietor and Editor or the Kerning Mail. A UCTION SALES TO-DAY. By Duncanson Bros: At 10 o'clock, Christmas toys, fine faney goods, dolls, fine glassware, it Also children's car riages, hobby horses, wagons. Uc At 10 o'clock, at No. 711 E street southwest, By Latimer A Cleary: At 11 o'clock, breech-loading and muzzle-loiJ-log sporting guns, Ac By Wm. L. Wall A Co.: At 10 o'clock, a large assortment of carpets, he By E. J. Sweet: Ate o'clock, valuable property on Twenty third street northwest. By B. H. Warner. At 4 o'clock, lots In square east or 609, Fourth street west, between Q, and E streets north. ANOTHER TYPE-SETTING CONTEST. An Interesting and exciting typographical con test took place yesterday In the office or Mr. B. Beresford, Job printer, No. 828 F street. Federal building, between Messrs. O. H. Davis and J. B. McBrlde, both of the Government printing of fice. The referee was Mr. B. Beresford ; time er race, one and a hall hours, the type being long primer solid. Mr. McBrlde came off victorious, composing 2,088 ems, and Mr. Davis 1,942 ems. Mr. McBrlde it will be remembered, was the winner or the first prise In the long primer race In the ever memorable tournament of December o, 1874. INDIANA REPUBLICAN ASSOCIATION. Tbe Indiana Republican State Association met last Friday evening and elected the following officers: President, J. M. Dolour; rice presidents, John A. Shasklln and J. H, Stlnejrecordlns; sec retary, William M. Bass; corresponding secre tary, Dr. S. B. Crew; treasurer, T. F. Stokes. Messrs. Cowing, Braekett, Tarklngton, Robin son and Nealy were appointed as the committee on sociables, with Instructions to give two enter tainments during the season, In January and February respectively. LADIES' WALKING BOOTS. ETery lady In the city should go to Davis, cor ner F and Twelfth streets, and get a pair of his walking boots, with projecting soles and broad heels, the latest styles. LOCAL MISCELLANY. For the letter Isle region end U Middle Statu, cloudy weather and rain or enow, vindt ehiftlng to wetterly and northerly, riting barometer, ana lover temperature during Monday night. Bead the "Star Course" advertisement. "Use Patterson k Jones' Trophy tomatoes. Choice Fruits Malaga Fruit Company. 403 Ninth street. Fruits, candles and nuts at Benjamin's, opposite Metropolitan hotel. Christmas candles and cakes at Benjamin's, opposite Metropolitan hotel. The headquarters of Krlss-Klngle this year at Benjamin's, opposite Metropolitan hotel. Evangeline's hcrolo poem on the lamented Sumner commends Itself by Its strength and trao poetlo spirit to every reader. In tbe Arlington hack-stand case, on Saturday, Judge Snell asked until next Saturday to con sider the law in relation to the matter. The first sociable of the season by the Pennsyl vania Republican Association will be given at the Masonic Temple on the evening of the Z2d Inst, The National Woman's Suffrage Association will hold Its seventh annual convention in this city on Thursday and Friday, the 14th and 15th of January next. About six o'clock Saturday night fire was dis covered in the feed store of Mr. Bateman, No. 203 C street northeast. It was extinguished be fore gaining any headway. Tho last delegation of Knights Templar that left this city to attend the meeting or the Grand Encampment held recently In New Orleans re turned home Saturday night. They came back by the way of the Mississippi river to Memphis, and arrived at Vick"burg during the troubles in that place. Mr. Wm. P. H. Corert, the enterprising news and theatrical agent, located at the Continental hotel, Philadelphia, has been In the city for tbe past few days doing the capital of the nation. Mr. COTert Is satisfied with the handsome ap pearance of the streets and elegant drives, and thinks the City of Brotherly Love needs a Board of Public Works to prepare It for the Centennial celebration. Elegant Lyons black silk (the soft, lustrous cachemlre silk) of Bonnet's. Ponson's. Gulnet and Bellou't celebrated make, will be opened this morning at the store of Jos. J. May, 933 x'ennsyivania avenue, iur. iuay oougni mese silks In New York from the Importer at very low prices for cash, and will giro them to his cus tomers at an unusually small advance. For a "Christmas present" one cannot give to a lady anything she will appreciate more than a hand some black silk, and May's Is unquestionably the place to get the genuine article at a very low price. AMUSEMENTS. THE NATIONAL THEATRE "MIGNON." To-night Miss Kellogg will sing the role of Mlgnon, in Ambrolse Thomas' opera or that title. The argument, published In Saturday's issue, will give our readers an outline of the beau tiful entertainment offered at the National to night. It is one of tie most celebrated Imperson ations of tbe great American diva, and there can be no doubt that the theatre will be crowded. The cast Includes, besides Miss Kellogg, M'me Van Zandt, Miss Beaumont, Mr. Peakes, Mr. Segulnand Mr. Castle. It Is probable that the King and his suite will be present. FOED'S OPERA HOUSE-MR. E. L. DAV ENPORT. The return to Washington of the favorite American tragedian, Mr. E.L. Davenport, will bo thoroughly appreciated by theatre-goers. His Initial performance will be that of !r Giles Overreach, In the drama of "A New Way to Pay Old Debts," Tuesday, as "Hamlet;" Wednesday, as "St. Mare;" Thursday, as "Othello," and Fri day, as Shyleck, and In tbe "Iron Chest," Mr. Davenport will have competent support. THEATRE COM1QUE. The attractions at the Theatre Comlque last week rewarded Manager Rogers with full houses and a healthy exchequer. The company has been further strengthened, for the present week, by the addition of new stars, and tho performances wtll be entertaining to all that attend. The Comlque has become a iavorlte resort for the patrons or amusements, and deserves the success ft has gained. LECTURE. josn niLLisos to-hioht. Josh Billings, famous the world over, will lec ture to-night at Lincoln hall. Ills subject is, " What I Know About Hotels." Josh has been a great traveler la his day, and will relate many a funny anecdote and Incident. It will be his enly appearance here this season, and we bespeak for him a crowded bouse. Tickets during the day at Parker's and at Choate's, and at the door In the evening. He will have a large and fashionable audience. CLARA LOUISE KELLOGG says of the Knabe pianos, which she Is now using at tbe National theatre and in her rooms at the hotel : "They command my admiration for beau ty of tone, touch and action. I have not seen their equal, and am happy to add my testimony to that of so many others." ScunLET asd wniTE heavy wool underwear of superior qualities. Canton flannel drawers and scarlet flannel un derwear or every possible size. My assortment of every kind or underclothing Is very large and adapted to the wants of almost every one. Geo. C. Hexsiso, No. 410 Seventh street. RARE OPPORTUNITY. Messrs. Latimer & Cleary, auctioneers, sell this morning at their auction rooms a spendld as sortment of English and American double-barrelled breech-loading sporting guns. An Inspec tion Is solicited. DRESSING GOWNS FOB 8.50 AND UP WABD. Eisemas linos., (06 Seventh street, three doors abore E. SLIPPERS FOR THE HOLIDAYS. D. M. Davis, comer F and Twelfth streets, has tbe largest stock or slippers In tho city. Call and see them. TAKE CABt: OF YOVR VALUABLES. Call and examine the fire and burglar-proof vaults of the Bare Deposit Company, comer of New York avenue and Fifteenth street, for safe keeping or securities. Jewels, silver-ware, or other valuables. Bents, from ten to sixty dollars per annum, according to size. No business man can aCord to do without them, Taheutarningromthe Chicago and Bolton firet GEORGETO WN NEWS. Gbaih Tbade. During tho past week the grain receipts have been 23,800 bushels wheat and 130 bushels com, making a total of 27,030 bushels, or a decrease of 11,770 bushels from tho receipts of the previous week. Tbe market throughout was steady and stiff, with a decided upward tendency. Ooai. Teade. The receipts and shipments or Cumberland coal ror the week by the different companies has been as follows: Consolidation company received 066 tons, shipped 3,129 tons; New Central company received 2,760 tons, shipped 3.4C2 tons; Borden company received 800 tons, shipped none; Maryland company report no re ceipts or shipments. Total receipts, 10,315 tons; total shipments, (1,591 tons. Messrs. Gllmore, Meredith h. Co. report 1,427 tons received and 1,397 tons shipped or their Youghioghany gas coal. CiiESArEAKE abd Onio Canal. Collector Blunt reports-226 boats registered at his office for the week ending December 12. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. A store and dwelling ror rent. Boom and board wanted by a gentleman. Valuable Seventh street property lor sale. An old and well established business house for sale. Dawson Lodge, No. 18, F. A. A. M meets to night. Suites of rooms can bo secured at the Whitney bouse. A reward Is offered for tho recovery of a lost ear-ring. A young lady who has taught penmanship de sires copying. Webb iliercr Idee have fine holiday goods on exhibition and for sale. A splendid stock of the renowned Wm. Knabe & Co. pianos for sale by Mrs. Catherine Beleheo bach. The annual meeting of the contributors to the Wcmen'6 Christian Association takes place to morrow. DIPTHERIA A new theory In regard to tho spread of dip, therlahasjustbcen promulgated in Nc w York, where the disease is prevailing to a great ex tent. It is the conception of Dr. Smith, whoso statement Is that dlptheric Infection is propa gated simply through the atmosphere, and tbe area of Infection does not extend much beyond the room occupied by the patient or the reach of currents of air emanating from the apart ment. It may, however, be carried by per sons who bare inhaled the air of such a room, and whose systems have retained somo of the parasites with which tho disease originates. Of course there are certain atmospheric condi tions which favor the existence of the dlptheric parasites, and certain conditions of the body which favor their deadly influence on tbe sys tem. Both arise from pretty much the same causes as produce low fevers, and both find in efficient sanitary precautions their most power ful antidote. ARRIVALS AT IHE HOTELS. WILLABD'S HOTEL. J D Simpson, Ky O I. Blmpion, N Y J S Jarber, Ark K A Slocking, do J. W Wllllsmj, Jr, JId J it Hanks, Mo B O Patton, 111 Oeo lUlss, N Y C P Poland, Va K J (latllng, Hartford M5?iJ,0.nn'5r Y OWrierce, Detroit T W Walter, Pa D Taylor, Ark W SBraddocS, Minn Wll Will, Philadelphia JTJames, Ky J Brown, Leadou II Gorfey, NY WifO Oliver. Tenn Jno A Uumeberry, Ta W N Barton. N Y O It Thorapion. f Va Thos 11 Phelps, Pa OP Walton, Ct OTWBramaalwf.Mass ? 5 &naw, JJ.D Hyde wlfc.Boston A It Owen, do Misses Hyde, do iSVwWj0' aow v Boulds Baiter wfcTerai W n Osborne, N Y Misses Baker, do WW Ballard, do L Drover, 111 CEBruee. do T JUrih ft wife. Col DTAlbertson, do W W Irwlne, Baltimore A CCaiy, Boston Jos Brown, do HR White wife, NY NV Anderson, do Mil White, do capt Jno Brown, do Miss Strong, do R J stlghe, do Jno Butler. Jr. do A J Ford, Richmond Jno McArthur, Ta J p Soutliwortb, Mobile CHHoasey, do. Bri,ee, Pa A Wbltten, do Joie M Flores. Mexico WD Cabell, Va Mlsueldel Castllo. do HTBarr.Pa o en 1 Smith, Kama JoabLawrence.SattLakeLuclen Scoot, do Miles Kchoe wire. Ill James Baker fam. Mo TE Brown, Desmolnes WOBMLEY HOUSE. Philip Brown, Portland Lieut Lockwood, USA nonT F Bayard, Del Becretary Delano DT Marvel, do CITY ITEMS. SUBSTANTIAL AND HANDSOME BEADY-MADE CLOTHING. GENTLEMEN. YOUTHS, BOYS AND CHILDREN CAN BE FITTED AS WELL AS IF THEY HAD BEEN SUITED TO MEAS URE. ASSORTMENT COMPLETE. GENTLEMEN'S DRESS SUITS, FROM 17 TO (40. GENTLEMEN'S BUSINESS SUITS.FBOM 11 TO 28. GENTLEMEN'S OVERCOATS, FEOM 3 TO30. YOUTHS' SUIT8, FEOM 8 TO 25. YOUTHS' OVERCOATS, FROM 9 TO 23. CHILDREN'S SUITS, PLAIN AND FANCY, NICELY MADE. ELEGANT STYLE AND PERFECTION IN FIT. NOAH WALKER fc CO., 026 Pennsylvania avenue. West or Metropolitan Hotel. Gextlxves's Drissiko Robes. Smoking Jackets, Kid and Castor Gloves, Gentlemen's Silk Scarfs and Mufflers. Noah Walker & Co., 826 Pennsylvania arenno. Wistar's Wild Cherbt Balsa. This Bal samlo compound has become a home mixture. Let all who suffer, and hare In rata attempted to cure their coughs, colds, bronchial or pulmonary complaints, make use or this unequaled remedy. 60 cts. and (1 a bottle, large bottles much the cheaper. echexck's makdbake rtLts will be found to possess those qualities necessary to tbe total eradication or all billions attacks, prompt to start the secretions of the liver, and frtre a healthy tone to the entire system. Indeed, t is no ordinary discovery In medical science to have Invented a remedy for these stubborn com plaints, which develop all tbe results produced by a heretofore free use of calomel, a mineral iustly dreaded by mankind, and acknowledged to e destructive In the extreme to the human sys tem. That the properties of certain vegetables comprise all the virtues of calomel without Its Injurious tendencies. Is now an admitted fact, rendered Indisputable by sclenllfio researches; and these who use the Mandrake Pills will be fully satisfied that the best medicines are those provided by nature In the common herbs and roots of the fields. These pills open the bowels and correct all bil ious derangements without salivation or any ot the Injurious effects or calomel or other poisons. The secretion of bile Is promoted by these pills, as will be seen by the altered color of the stools, and disappearing or the sallow complexion and cleansing or the tongue. Ample directions for use accompanying each box of pills. Prepared only by J. IL Schenck Jt Son, at .their principal office, comer Sixth and Arch streets, Philadelphia, and ror sale by all drug gists and dealers. Price 26 cents per box. TEOrSASDS BATE BEZ3 CTIASOED by the use or the Peruvian Syrup (a protoxide or Iron) from weak, sickly, suffering creatures, to strong, healthy, and happy men and women, and Invalids cannot reasonably hesitate to give It a trial. For Dyspepsia and Debility It is a specific. 110 to $1,000 Invested In Stocks and Gold pays 200 per cent, a month. Send ror particulars. Tumbridge it Co., Bankers, 2 Wall street, New York, Thotstok'b Ivort Pearl Tooth Powder nsed dally will keep the teeth clean, white and sound, the gums healthy and the breath sweet. Twenty-five and fifty cents per bottle. Jocveb's ISODbROCS Kid-Glote Clsawzr will renovate soiled gloves thoroughly and quickly. Twenty-five cents per bottle. Thompson's Pomade Optixb Is equal to the best French, and but half the price. Twenty-fire and fifty cents per bottle. Wells' Stresothesibo Plasters are the very best. All sold by druggists. PROVISIONS. r-lEATBE UABEFT STAIAS. NOB. ens, tw. 030. juun . Jtr.i.i.KT, Batcher and dealer In choice meats. Invites the at tentien of the public to bis choice stock of meats, consisting of Beef, Lamb, Mutton and Veal. He offers nothing but the best In bis line, and roaran tees satisfaction. Marketing dellreredt all parti of the city free of charge. mh23-tl o LD WHEAT FLOUR. Fresh ffrnnnd Tlonr from old wheat- Bakers, remember this. Stock Urge; can supply all wanted aue7 W. M. OA.L.T. T BENJAMIN'S NATIONAL CANDY MANUFACTORY, OPPOSITE METROPOLITAN HOTEL. Tbe finest Candles, Nuts. Fruits, Cakes, and Sirups always on hand. Goods warranted. Call and aee, ocls-Th.8,Tutf Old-No.) OX EXHiniTIO.V ) New No. 4&6 J niidSnlo 139 7tu St.) at )7th St. joAimRrrEivs, No. 439 Seventh street, between D and E streets, eight doors above Odd F Hows" lla'L Choice Oil 1'alntlnga, Engravings, Chromo, Ac. Also, largest stock of Paixrhanglngs, Window Shades, Plctnres. Frames, Picture Cords and Tas seii Kings asiis. c., in ine uisinci. aS-TV.IiMR RASH. .UA Please rememler name and number. Je25-ly "W. O. XaSsT03iiXuX BOOKBINDER AND PAPER-RULER, So. 271 Pennsylvania are., bt. Tentri and Eleventh ets.. Bonus Side. . JW-Booxa elegantly or plainly bound, pexlodl calaand newspapers carefully attended to. GEO. A. PRINCE & CO, Organs and Melodeons. The Oldest, Largest, 'and Most Perfect Manufac tory In tbe United States. 54,000 NOW IN USE. No other Musical Instrument ever obtained tba same popularity. .WSend for Price Lists. Address BUFFALO, N. T. OCtiS-WASSt JACQUES JOUVENAL'S Marblo Worlia, 941 D S ., Near Lewln Johnson's Bank. All MONUMENTS on hand sold at a great re daction. All new orders made by designs of the latest styles. The best workmanship and best TALIAN MA RULE guaranteed. ma20-xn 4 Golden H111. This FLOUR was never better than It Is now has no superior In the market. -.. wr. la. RAItT, IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE D1S TRICT OF COLUMBIA. Special Temi, rnomTa Jukisdiction', i D F CX1TOES 8, 1874. f In the matter of tbe will or Tlu.oihy Manran, ap plication for letters testamrntarv on tbe estate of Timothy Mangan, of the city of Washington, Dis trict of ColnmDta, has this day been made by Ellen Mangan. All persons Interested are hereby notified to appear In this court on TUESDAY, the 19th day of December next, at 11 o'elock a, m, to show cause why letters testamentary on the estate of the said deceased should not issue as prayed. Pro vided, a copy of this order be published ouce a week for two weeks in The National UxrCBLi- can previous to the said day. Test: A. WEBSTER, de-Wlw Register of Wills. fTJHIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE THAT THE J- subscriber baa obtained from the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, holding a Special Term, letters, testamentary on tbe personal estate of Jossrii J. 1. in huan, late of George town. D. C, deceased. All persons having claims against the said deceased are nereby warned to ex hibit the same, with tbe vouchers thereof, to the subscriber, on or before the sth day of December next: they may otherwise by law be excluded from all benefit of the said estate. . , uiven under mv nana tnu em uar oi uecem bei r. vnt. MAitr u, ouituAs. de9-WSw Executrix. 3N THE SUPREME COURT OF THE DIS - , . . TRICT OF COLUMBIA. Ralph S. L. Walsh ) . rs. JNO.J332, Equity. Robert P. Tod et at. S James S. Edwards, the trustee In this cause, hav ing reported that be has sold sub-lota IS and 19, In square 238. to Dennis W.Magrath and Vasco Do Key for SAGOO, it Is by this court, this 11th day of November, A. D. VtJ4. ordered and decreed that said sale stand anally ratified ani confirmed on tbe second Tuesday In December next, uuleas eiuse tr tbe contrary be shown prior to that day: Provided, a copy of this order ba published in some dally newspaper printed and published In Washington city, D. C, at li ast once a week for three succes sive weeks berore the second Tuesday in December. By the Court: A. WYLIE. Justice, Ac A true cony Test: R. J. MEros, Clerk. By L P. Williams, Assistant Clerk. T10I3-T3W UUFBEME COUHT DISTRICT OF 00 D LUMBIA. Reginald Feudal!, assignee, 1 vs. 1J.K1. Eq. Doc 13. Wm. D. Casslnetal. J It it by tbe Court, this 1st day of December. A. D. 1874, ordered that the sale male and reported by Walters. Cox and Wm. D. Caisln. trustees In above cause, on the 1st day of December. A. D. 1874, be ratified and connnrtel. unless cause tothe contrary be shown on or before tne 23d day of De cember, 1J4! TOTUica a CdDV oi (nit orqer DO Intert'd in some newspaper printed In the Dis trict or Columbia once in each of three successive weeks, before the said 3d day of December, A. D. I874- V By the Court, A. WYLIE, Justice. Test: R. J. A1K1US, Clerk, 4c de2-Ww THIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE THAT THE subscriber lias oltalned from the Supreme Court r the District of Columbia, holding a special term, letters of administration on the personal estate of Ulrlcli Upperman, late of Washington city, Dlit'lclof Columbia, deceased. All persons having claims against tbe said de ceased are bereby warned to exl.lblt the ane, with the vouchers thereof, to the subscriber, on or before thetth dar of December next; they may otherwise by law be excluded from all benefit of tlieaald estate. Given under ray hand, this fth day of December, 1874. ELIZABETH O. OPPKKMAN, rfecll-FJw Administratrix. fTIHIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE THAT THE J- subacrlbers have obtained from the Supreme Conn of tbe Dlstrlctof Columbia, holdlngaspeclal term, letters tuUnentaryonthspersonal estate of Jawis A . Crane, late of Washington city. District of Columbia, deceased. AH persons havlog claims against tbe said deceased are hereby warned to ex hibit the same, with the voucnera thereof, to the subscriber, on or before tbe 8th day of lieceniber next: tbey may otherwise by law be excluded from all benefit or the said estate. Olven under my hand, tbla 8th day of Decem ber, 1874. jtinov t. oar.rM MICHAEL CRANE. deI0-Tli3w Executors. Kg-IXBAIAND OTH Ell BRIEFS tS? PRINTED AT THE SHORTEST NOTICE attbeREPUBUCAN JOB OFFICE. noU-tf C3-. L. SHERIFHJ DEALER IN BEST QUALITIES 07 COAL AND WOOD. Offices 1114 and 328 Pennsylvania aye nue, sonth aide. Depot and Kindling Wood Mill Sixth street and lotcmac river. Honorable dealing and fair prices. 0:20-tr WOOD! COM.! WOOD! COAL! XJU. T ! 33 X' !T3 T ASONS, -jj- Wholeaale and Retail Dealers In all kinds of Coal and wood. Cumberland Coal. ?e2.',i.tJliI'EY,8'whrTes fo f Eleventh and Twelfth streets southwest. Branch yard, C street, between Second and Third streets northwest. ocl9-tf QOAX1 COAL II We Invite the attention of consumers to our stock of COAL, embracing all the choice dualities, to which we are making additions dally, which wj offer at lowest market rates. -. OAK and FINE WOOD, sawed and split or In the stick. OAK and PINE KINDLINGS, In bundles or by tbeCOnL STEPHENSON BROTHER, J once, 121S Pennsylvania avenue. Mill and Derjot, Seventh-street Wharf. lea tStarandChroulde. Coal! Coal I Wood! Wood! ABBIYING DAILY. 3r za: 3NT WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER8. We Invite the pnblic or those In want of fuel to call at our wharves and depot. Foot of Twelfth and Tnlrteentb. Streets Southwest, and we will show them one of the largest and best selected stocks of COAL AND WOOD erer offered In the District. Having superior facilities ror hand, ling the same, we sell cheap for cash and give 2,240 pounds to the ton. MAIN OFFICE Wharves foot or Twelfth street southwest. nwrnwa No. 1202 F street northwest. uirjrii,js3 No- ui2iimth street northwest se9-W,F41Im JOHNSON BROS. TTTALTXB IT. 3LAKI.OW DEALER IN CUMBERLAND AND ANTHRACITE COAL, OAK, PINE, AND HIGKORY WOOD. Yard, Corner Eighth and B streets southwest, OPPOSITE SMITHSONIAN PARK. Branch Yard, A street, between Second and Third northeast. T.EDW. CLARK. T. B. CROSS, JR T. EDW. CLARK & CO., DIALERS lH LUMBER, WOOD AND COAL, DOOBS, SAS1I, BLINDS, MOULDINGS, AC, C Our stock of Wood and Coal la large and well se lected. Wood sawed and split and In tbe stick. Or deragiven at either yard or at our OFFICE, 62 LOUISIANA AVENUE, (under the Beaton House, will be promptly filled and satisfaction guaranteed Wharf, Depot and Planing Mill foot of Fourt street east. J Jll-tf LOTTERIES. SHORT POSTPONEMENT. DD-A.-2' FT XHIJ. Full Distribution. FIRST GKAJfD GIFT CONCERT TOB Till BXXXrtT Of TILS MOHTPELIEB FEMALE HUMANE ASSOCIATION ALEXANDRIA, VA. 3VTi.H.03EC 20, 187S. LIST OF GIFTS: I Grand Cash Gift -.(100,000 I Grand Cash Gift 30,000 1 GrandCashGlft 23,000 10 CashGiru tio, ooo each iuo,ooo lSCashGtfts 6,000 each 73,000 (OCashGirts 1,000 each to, too ltd CashGltts too each 50,000 1,000 Cash Gifts 100 each 100,000 1,000 CasbUiru 60 each 60,000 20,000 Cash Gifts 20 each 0,OOQ 22.178 Cash Gifts, amounting to 1,000,000 NUMBEB OF TICKETS, - 100,000 PRICE OF TICKETS: Whole Tickets t20 00 Halves 10 00 Suartexs S 00 lghths, or each Coupon 2 50 yive and one half Tickets for 100 00 Eleven Tickets for .'. 200 00 The 31ontpeller female Humane Association, chartered by the Legislature of Virginia and the Circuit Court of Orange county, proposes, by a series of Grand Gift Concerts, te establish and en dow a " Home for tbe Old, Infirm and Destitute Latlies of Virginia," at Montpeller, tbe former res ldence of President James Madison. uovxkxob's Omct, RiCHVoxD. July 3, 1S71. I It affords me pleasure to say that 1 am well ac quainted with a large majority of the officers of the Alontpeller Female Humane Association, who re side In the vicinity of my home, and I attest their Intelligence and their worth and high reputation as gentlemen, as well as tbe pablie confidence, influ ence and substantial means liberally represented amengthem. James L.KcurzB, Governor of Virginia. F Alxxasdkia. Va., July 8, 1871. r My penonil acquaintance with a majority of the gentlemen controlling tbeMontpeller Humane As sociation, and the reputation of all of them enables me to commend them aa fully entitled to the conn, dence of the public No act or representation In consistent with bouor andlntegrlty need be appre hended In the conduct or representations of these gentlemen. R. W. Hdoues, U. 8. Judge Eastern District of Virginia. Further references by permission: His Excellen cy Gilbert C. Walker, ex-Governor of Va.; Hon. Rebt. E. Withers, Lieut. Governor of Va., and U. 8. Sen a tor elect ; Senators and if embers of Congress from Virginia. For fail particulars, testimonials, Ac., send for Circular. Reliable agents wanted everywhere. Remittances for tickets may be made by express Prepaid, post office money order on Washington, D. 0., or by registered letter, addressed to ' ' ' Hox. JAMES BARBOUR, Pres'tM. T. H. A., Alexandria, Va. For full Information apnlyto JOHN T. HEN DERSON, 71S Market space, over Riley's dry goods store, and at 21S Sixth street northwest. aug7-iy DECEMBER 29. 8E00ND A2JD LAST GRAND GIFT CONCERT IN AID OK THE Masonic Relief Association or xohfolk, va. DAY POSITIVELY FIXED. TUESDAY, SOTII DECE3IBEB. LAST CHANCE I Authorized by act of tbe Virginia Legislature, (passed March 8, 1S73. ) 00,00 Ticket-0,000 Cnsb Gifts. $250,000 TO BE GIVEN ATVAT! One Brand Cash Gift if. One Grand Cah Gift or. One Grand Cash Gift or. One Grand Cash GIf. of. One Grand Cash Gilt of. One Grand Cash Gift of. One Grand Cash Gift of. lsCaihGirtsofl,oooeaeh ...30,000 .... 23,000 .... 20.000 .... 10,000 .... 3,000 ... 1,500 .... 2,000 .... 13,000 .... 11.000 .... 10,750 .... 11,830 .... 23,000 .... 28,900 .... 31.0U) at.uauuuoi ouueacn.. 43 Cash Gifts of 230 each ISO each 100 each,..., GO each 10 each TSCaah Gifts of 230 Cash Gifts f 578 Cash Gifts of 8,000 Cash Gifts of (,000. CASH GIFTS aggregating $230,000 PRICE llF TICKETS: Whole Tickets $10 00 I Ouarter Tickets... $2 50 Half Tickets i 00 1 Eleven Tickets... .100 00 For tickets, clrenlars. Ac., address UEXItT V. MOOItE, Secy, Norfolk. Ta. nov21-8TuTbnlm $300, MISSOURI STATE LOTTERIESI Legalised by State Authority, and DRAWN IN TUBLIC IN ST. LOUIS. BRAND SINGLE NUMBER SCHEME 07 50,000 NUMBERS, Draws the Last Day of Each Month. CAPITAL PRIZE, (50,000. 10,380 Frizes, amountlong to $300,000. Whole Tickets, $10 Halves, $3; Quarters, $2.50. The Gteat Combination Scheme, with a Capital Pi. it of 32,500, and S2JOS Prizes, amounting to $378, 177. Draws evei y Saturday during the year. Whole Tlakets, $10; Halves, $3; quarters, $2,SC Address, for Ticket and Circulars. MURRAY MILLER A CO. Managers, zayl-MWAFlT P.B. l!ox2H8.st. LouUMo. IjUNRTAKHRS. RICHARD W. BARKER, CABINETMAKER AND UNDERTAKER. NO. OJ ELEVENTH STREET NORTHWEST I Between F sand a. The Celebrated Stein uid a variety or other Caskets andCofi Una of tne latest patterns. Robes and Shrouds. y Bodies EMBALMED and prepared for trans portatlon at the ahortest notice. mya OUR NEW ESTABLISHMENT. With enlarged premises, improved machinery, the best talent t be had In the country, In fact, every facility for doing the best work at low prices, we would respectfully Inform our friends and the Subtle that pre-eminent as may have been our repu itlon In the past, our motto Is EXCELSIOR in Dyeing and Cleaning Ladles' Dresses, Shawls, Bacauea, Ties, Ribbons, Ac, &c Gent's Coats, Pants and Vesta. At home to everybody from 7 a. to, until sunset, Saturdays from 7 a. m. to 8:30 p. m., at tbe old stand, estafeUahed l&ZLnowthe most eomplete laths country. Everybody come and see ua. . t A W. H. WHEATLIY. el- a Jefferson strc-t. Georgetown. D. D. AWNINGS AND IRON AWNING y It AMES J-OR STORES, MANUFACTURED BY M. O. COPELAND, 643 Louisiana avenue. Awnings for Stores, Public Buildings, Hotels, Private Resldeneea. Iron Tramea farfitdr-aat f.- tory prices, flags and Camp-meeting Tents for sale or rent. Agent for the Improved Mildew-proof Awning oodi. mhj BOAmONlrmY. T?OB CHRISTMAS PRESENTS. Now ready, alarge assortment of ELEGANT BOOBS and FANCY ARTICLES suitable for holiday presents. . , New fine Art GiftBooksJbeautlfully Illustrated; Juvenile Books, Family Bibles, Students' and Teachers' Bibles, Prayer Books, Photograph Al bums, Hymn Books, Standard Authors In Prose and Poetry, In line bindings. , . . Nothing is better for a present than a book, and our stock lndudts a great variety or GOOB BOOKS. at all pric.'S and every style of binding. rANCT ARTICLES. Wehave just received our stock of these goods, and can boast of their variety, beauty and adapta bility for holiday presents. Everything new and frefb. Nothing left over from last year's stock. Glove and Handkerchief Boxes Watch Cases, Match Boxes, Odor Cases, Ash Receivers, Neces saries, Physicians' Tablets, Thermometers, Pea Wipers, Pin Cushlens. Scotch good', Work Boxes, Writing Desks, Pocket Books, Gold Pencil Cases, Penknives. Cigar Stands, and a great number of articles new, beautiful and artistic Ai IisiecM or our stock 1 s EespectfiillT EeanestKL WARREN CHOATE A CO., Booksellers and Stationers, Vernon Row, dell-tf 9a Pa. avenue,cor. Tenth St. HOllBATS.-EUoAsr GIFT BOOKS AT MORJZI SON'S, 475 Pennsylvania avenue, between Four-and-a-half and Sixth atreets. Attention of the public generally Is called to our well-selected stock of STANDARD AND MISCELLANEOUS BOOKS, including Standard Pictorial Works, poetical and prose; History; elegantly bound Btblis, Prayer Books and Hymnals. Catholic and Protestant; Books of Devotion; Diaries In great variety, and a general ascortment of CHILDREN'S GAMES, TOY AND OTHER BOOKS. Any books not on hand ordered on sbort notice. 1 addition we have a large assortment of fancy objects in the stationery line, elegant ana useful, to which we invite examination. Monograms, Crests, Wedding, At Home and Invitation Plates. Visiting Cards, As., engraved In tbe latest style. deS 475 PENNSYLVANIA AVE. plBOM JERUSALEM. A CHOICE SELEC- TION oy ARTICLES MADE IN JERUSALEM from OUve and other woods grown In Palestine, chiefly on tbe .ON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES. For sale by decs WM. BALLA5TT5E, 423 Seventh street. Card Engraving EsrxDlTIOCSI.T ASD ELTOASTLT DOXX At tke Fashion Leaders IN SUPERFINE STATIONERY, S0L03I0XS & CHAPMAN, Agents Laurence's "Pnrt Linen1 Ptpers, 4c 911 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE. -C7- A T.TT . TtT.Tl SECONDHAND BOOKS, AND Clioap JSoJttool Boolta, AT ANGLIM'S ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSTORE, 1424 F STREET, artfO NEAR THE TREASURY HATS AND CAPS. TJ EMBERS OF CONGRESS -- Upon their arrival In Washington can be sup plied with the latest style of DRESS UAT8, at the establishment of STINEMETZ, dec4 1237 Pennsylvania av. BUILDING MATERIALS Lumber! Immber! "VSraa.on.'ta.oTr jBx-o-tls.oz'ss. CORNER Olf BEVENTH AND Q STREETS NORTHWEST, AND No. 37 WATER STREET, GEORGETOWN, D. C. myll-tf STEAMSHIP LINES HOW-ESCAPE-VwmTER. NASSAU, the Madeira of America, with Its fine American Hotel and beautiful location. GOTO JAMAICA, with Its Blue Mountains affording evtry choice of temperature for a residence. GOTO CARACAS, the beautiful and Interesting capi tal of Venezuela, with dry climate and equable ttmperature. Tbe Atlas Steamship Company's large first-class Iron Steamers, specially fitted for Passengers, leave New York every fifteen days ror the above re nowned health resorts. Eor particulars apply to P. W. SANBORN, novlTTnAF 1123 Ta. are., Washington. P. C- AMERICAN LINE. MAIL STEAMSHIPS. Oily Lii3 Carrying tie Aiericai Flag. Sailing every Thursday from PHILADELPHIA Tor Quecnstown and Liverpool. Cabin, Intermediate and Steerage ACCOMMODATIONS UNSURPASSED. Rates as low as by any other first-class Line. PETER WRIGHT A SONS, General Agents, PHILADELPHIA. FTtAjnr W. SANBORN. A rent. augu-ly 1425 Penna. are., Washington. fTTASHINQTON, NORFOLK, NEW YORK VV BOSTON AND PROVIDENCE.. The line Iron steamer LAD Y 01 TU E LAKE hav tsgresumedherregulartrlps to Norfolk, will leave her wharf, foot of Sixth atreet, everyMONDAY and THURSDAY, at 2 p. m., , touching at the prin cipal river landings, connecting at. Norfolk with steamship of theM. and M. Line- tor Boston and Providence; with the Lorlllard SWaishlp Company for New York. Freight should be addressed "Cars of Lady Of the Lake, via Norfolk;" . mt "Sixth-street wharf. A. O. PLANTteeneral Agent, Room No. lb. Plant Building. mh3 latCTANTS'LlNEOF STEAMSHIPS washington'andew york. .55SftcT tte flae steamships E. C. KNIGHT; and JOHN GIBSON wlllike regular WEEKLY TRIPSHETVEENNEWYORKTALKXANDRIA, WASHINGTON and GEORGETOWN. KfoUows: Leave New York from Pier 33 East River everTSat urdayate p.m. Leave Georgetown every Friday at 7 a. m. and Alexandria the aame day at 13 m. For full lnformaUoulSplFto R. P. A5DENHAM, agent, business once and wharf, S3 Water street, Georgetown, or at tbe offlceof thpre-llen,t,near P-juee, bridge. ttlB&iqg NORTH GERMAN LLOYD. REGULAR POST STEAMSHIP TRAVEL hetwxxx EREMEN AND EALTTMOKE, VIA SOUTHAMPTON. The steamers of the North German Lloyd, of 2,500 tons, have been newly furnished with all the modern Improvements. RALTIMORE Captain Ltlllenhaln. BERLIN " Putscber. OHIO " Sebulenburr. LEIPZIG " Hoffman. BRAUNSCHWEIG ... . " Undnetsch. NCRNBERG,(3,C00tons) " Jaeger. WIU run regularly between BREMEN and BALTI. MORE, aa follows: From Bremen. From Baltimore. LEIPZIG December 2. Decembers!, 1S71 OHIO December 10. January a, lfii NURNBERO December 30. January L 1S75 BRAUNSCHW'G January 13. February 6, 1S7J LEirZIO January z:. February 77, 1775 uuiu xcuruir; iu. oijmcii o, i,.o And thereafter every Tuesday from Bremen and . every Saturday from Baltimore. xne steamer will tak? passengers to Bremen, Southampton, London and llavre and return. Pbicx or Passagc In gold, from Bremen to Baltimore! Cabin, 10O (cold; ateerage,Ul currency. From Baltimore to Bremen, Southampton, London and Havre: Cabin, fX; aleersge, :t In enrreney. Return tickets, in steerage. 44.56. Children be tween one and ten years, half price; children not OT'r,je year, 2 currency. " . All other arrangements are he same as the New York lines. Further Information can be ascertained by apply ing by letter to our General Agents. i, . .v A. SCHUMACHER A CO., No. South Charles street, Baltimore, Md. Agentfor WaahlngtonbHABLEa WAI, . , No. SC D street, opposite City Hall. -Also, Bills of Exchange on principal piawa QTTr3. MEYEH, CATERER AT THE SCHUETZEN PARE, Respectfully Informs hla friends and the public tbat be Is now fully prepared to serve them at all hours with the choicest meals the market affords served in the best style. The barls stocked with cnoicess wines, liquors ana cigars, ana ine attend ants are prompt ana respectful. Let all who are on the road atop aud verify tbe above, dccio-lm CHAS. MEYER. o.t) ( No. 439 Sevenths CHOICE Seventh street. J ( street. HOLIDAY PRESENTS MARKRITER'S. No. 439 Seventh street, between D and E. Paintings, engravings, chromoe. genuine Dres den porcelain painting., mottoes, Ac, In handsome frames; fine copies of Carl Mailer's tlolv Family, different sites, in handsome frames: gilt velvet, walnut and fancy frames, the greatest variety la the District: thermometers, handkerchief and Jllove boxes la Russia leather, hoquet holders and ancy articles of foreign manufactur, gcod goods at fair prices. Orders for paper-hanging, window shades or picture frames punctually Slled and sat isfaction guaranteed. Gold and allrer plated, tinned, worsted and wire centre pictures, porce lain and brass head nails sndrint a. .te. Tenn, cash. J. MAKIiltlTER, No. to Seventh street, between D and E streets. decj-tf MOUNT VERNON, , TOMB OF WASHINGTON. lfl,ciosi.AJfcnutT, Cant. FRANK nOELlNGSUEAD, Leaves Severn: ives Seven th-treet wharf DAILY, (Sunday ex eepted,) at 10 a. m., returning about 4 p. m. ound trip 1, Including admission to Mansloi HENB7. E SEARLE! ARCHITECT, 710 X Street, Opposite Poet Office Department. AMUSEMiOTS, &a gAvrLIJEAoxAxTlEAraE, SECOND AND LAST WEEK Of the brilliant season er KELLOGG GRAND ENGLISH OPERA. Mr. CD. HESS . Dibictok, AN EXTRAORDINARILY ATTRACTIVE HE. PERTOIRE Wllibe given, presenting the entire combination of lyric stars, neaded by America's own great Erlma donna, and supplemented by tbe largest and. est trained chorus and orchestra ever engaged 1a English Operatn America. MONDAY EVENING, December li, First time here in English of Ambrolse Thomas1 Charming, Romantic Opera, Miaxour, Which has been performed by this company with, most unnuallfled aueceaa lathe cities of Chicago, Loulavllle, St. Lents, Cincinnati, and Pittsburg. Observe the powerful cast: MIS9CLARA LOUISE KELLOGG, M'ME VAN 7.AJJDT, MR. HENRY PBAKE3. E. SEGUIN. MISrf ANMK BEACMoNtT MR. CATf LA.MR. HOWARD, and MR. WM. CASTLE. ' TUESDAY EVENING, December 15, Only performance of Balfe's ever populsr BOHEMIAN GIRL! MISS KELLOGG, M1S3 BEAUMONT. MR. HAM. ILTON. MR. SEKUIN, MR. MORGAN, MRS. WHITE and MR. MAAS. WEDNESDAY EVENING, Dee mbcrie, Mozart's Great Work, SON GIOVANNI. Powerfully Cast. M'ME VAN ZANDT. MRS. BEGUIN, MIS3- BEAUMONT, MB. 31AAS, MR. PEAKES, MR. CAYLA and MB. CARLETON. THURSDAY EVENING. December 17, Has been set aside for a GRAXD TESTIMONIAL BENEFIT To onr Araer.'can Pi lma Donna, MISS (LIRA IOU SE KELLOGG I When a most attractive bill will be presented, full particulars of which will appear In the papers of Tuesday morning. FRIDAY EVENING, December 18, Will be signalized by tbe first performance ir America In English of Verdi's Grand Opera, EB2V AN I 1 PEAKES, UK. CARLETON, MR. NICUO. 3UL. UAXlxA. ana AlZt. AU bA311.Z. GRAND MATINEE ON SATURDAY, Of Auber's Eminently Successful Oprs, ERA D I A V A LO! The New Corent Garden Version. MISS KEI.LOGO, MRS. SEUCIN, MK. SEGUIN MR. PEAKES, MR. HAMILTON, MR. NICHOLS. MK. HOWARD and MR. VVM. CASTLE. ON SATURDAY EVENING The anccestful season will be brought to a close by the appearance of tbe entire Great Company, Full Chorus aud Grand Orchestra, Including the cele brate RUSSIAN SEXTETTE, who are attached to the company. In GRAND OPERATIC MELANGE AND SELECT CONCERT. MR. A. DUBBEUL Stage Manager. Sale of seataat Metzerott's Moslc Stora ami bo c office of Theatre. Left side or the bouse at Met zerott's, and fight side at tbe Theatre. RESERVED SEATS, according to location. 11.50, t- and 12.50. General Admission, 1. Gallery, sj cents. delt F ORD'S OPERA IIOCSE. ENGAGEMENT OF THE EMINENT ACTJE, MR. E. L. DAVENPORT. MONDAY-NEW WAY TO PAY OLD DEBTS. TUESDAY HAMLET. WEDNESDAY ST. JIAKC. THURSDAY OTHELLO. FRIDAY. ..SUYLOCK AND THE IRON CHEST. GRAND MATINEE ON SATURDAY. SATURDAY NIGnT, Benefit or the Syracnsian's Lodge, No. 10, K. P.. DAMON AND PTTHIAS. X-MAS WEEK, MR. J.S. CLARKE. CLARKE SALE OF SEATS WILL COMMEXC E ON FRIDAY NEXT. deM-tf 0TOS3E3: BIIiLIINrOS STAR COURSE, LINCOLN HALL, TO-3ST IGr-ECO?. Aamission 50e-nts. Reserved teats 7-cems. Reserved teats for the Course $3 orj lor sale at John C. TarLer's, 527 Sevrntfi street, and Warren Cboate & Co.'s, !H1 Penn-yva-nla avenue. dell TTrASUINGTON THEATRE COMIQUE. MONDAY, December M, Every Nightand Wednes day aud Saturday Matinees. First appearance In Waiklnatou ol the cele brated Character Artists, FRANK and EVA BEN NETT. Last week or tbe greatest of serio-comic; Songstresses, Miss NULLA PIERIS, who will In. trounce this we-k selections from favorite operas. Last week of the King of Dutch aud Ethiopian Comedians, Mr. SAM DEVLRE, who will appear In his specialties, also will appear In the Drama of tbe "HIDDEN HAND," auuining the charactes of 'Wool.' and In the Border Drama -it -BUFFALO BILL," assuming the character of "stevs Foster, the Negro Trapper. ' ' del4-6t FIRST PUBLIC ENTERTAINMENT OF TUE CERCLE DRAMATIQUE FBANCAIS, DE WASHINGTON, Under the direction of PROF. E. L. COLLIEUE and M'LLE V. PEUD'IIOMME, AT WILLARD HALT, ON FRIDAY EVENING. DECEMBER 18,1871 COMEDIES FRANCA1SES AND HOP. Doors opened at 7:33 o'clock: Performance to commence at s; Danrlng at 10. Tickets for sale -t Ellis' and Metzerott's Music Stores; Phllp's, Solo mon's and Ballantyne's Book Stores, and Brad. Adams'. del2-t A GRAND VOCAL AND INSTRU MENTAL CONCERT, under the leadership of Prof. Joseph II. Daniel, will be given la ODD FELLOWS' HALL, (SAVTYARD.l ON TUESDAY EVENING, Dee. 15,1871, For the benefit of Fourth-street M. E. ehuth, commencing at 7:30 o'clock. Admission 5 cents. del2-3t GEORGE WASHINGTON, 1876. REV. DR. 0. 11. TIFFANY Will repeat his Oration In aid of the WASHINGTON NATIONAL MONUMENT, At LINCOLN HALL, MONDAY EVENING. Dec. a, 1871. dec-'l'f o DD ITLIOWS' UALI, THREE NIGHTS. TUESDAY, 15th, WEDNESDAY, 1Mb, THUGS DAY. 17th. TENTn ANNUAL TOUR OF CALLENDER'S FAMOUS GEORGIA end I Is MINSTRELS. UEOKGIA men. I Artists. MINSTRELS. THE ETHIOPIAN KINGS OF FUN. GEORGIA New Acts. New Songs. MINSTRELS. ROARING DIVERSIONS. OLD TIME JIGS, JUBILEES. AC, ic. UPROARIOUS PLANTATION DELINEATIONS Admission. SO and 73cents No extra chai gefor reserved seats to be bad at Ellis' Music Store. declo-7t 1870. 1874. CESTEXSIAL TEA PARTY. CENTENNIAL TEA PARTY IX TUB ROTUNDA OF THE U. S. CATITOL, On the 16th of DECEMBER, at 7 o'clock p. m a commemoration of the destruction of tea lu IVitor harbor, and in honor of the Centennial Congress. ADMISSION ONE DOLLAR. Tickets for sa e at the principal stores In the city. d c9-td Citron., Star, Critic, Sunday Herald and Sunday Capital. Dr SOCIETY CONCERT, iiinrcoiiN- TraT.TlJ WEDNESDAY EVENING, DEC. IC, MISS NELLIE E. BROWN, from the Boston Conservatory of Music, soprano r. - v.vu, uiiciuui, jiass., assisiea oy Jir. Geo. AYasMngton. of Newport, R. I., and Mrs. 0.?"5. sutallwood. Miss Lena Miller, sopranos; Miss Mary toaklcy, contralto: Mr. H. F. Gram, tenor: Messrs. Thos. H. Williams and J. Wm. Cole, bas.os. C. A. Fleetwood. Mnsical Director. Admission SO cents. Re'erved teats 75 cents. I'laeram rorsale of reserved seats wlU be opened at Ellis' Music Store, Monday morning, December Ji dcc8-8t ACADEMY OP MUSIC OP BALTIMORE CITY. TUe directors respectfully announce to the pub lic that arrangements are being made for.tha """ai opening of their new building by a grand ?.V V? promenade concert, to take place on tho 'uor January next, under the patronage of many ladles whose presence and Influence cannot fall to render the occasion unusually brilliant and attrac- Ry order: ISRAEL COHEN, decS-SJtTn-2w beeretarr. T INCOLN HALL. -jr. iMc. o. j. ASNUAL SCEHTIFIG LECTURE CODISR ALWAYS NEW AND ALWAYS GOOD. Rev. Dr. E. C. Bolles, UECi.JlBr.lt u anl 17. SrBJICT: "REVELAT.ONS OF THE MICRO SCOPE" and "1'Ot.AKlZEO LIGHT " With Charming Illustrations on tbe Screen 17 Brilliant Ujdro-OxTgin Light. Prof.Heiiry Morton, JANUARY 5 and 7. 1373. StrailCTS: "COLOR" and "FLUORESCENCE," With Brilliant Illustrations on the Screen and Otherwise by a series of alee'rle Lights. Single Admissions, Reserved r&eat, 75c., except. to fiof. Morton's Lectures, which, on account of their great expense, will be II: Admlsslon'ac, tbe door, ftfc: to Morton's. 75c. Seats for any Single Leetnre may now be reserved at Ballan tyne's, CS Seventh street. decs GALLERY OF FINE ARTS, I2SS PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE. Just arrived, a splendid collection of Enrrav tugr. Porcelain Paintings and Faney, Gilt and Vel vet Frames. Also, a fine selection of FRENCH PHOTOGRAPHS, from modern paintings. French Gilt Chapels, with folding doors, for Por celains andPhotograpM. New goods received dally for the holidays. nolS-tf