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THE NATIONAL REPUBLICAN, THURSDAY MOKNING, DECEMBER 25, 1879.
yjCW Al) VEKT1SC3ICNTS. Hos8r8. M. W. Gait, Bro. & Co., 1107 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, Open this inornliic Inrge In voices or Xcw Good In every de partment of their btiHlncHH. They enll piirtlcnlitr attention to novelties In I I A .11 O N I) S, watchvn, ji:wi:miy, nml Tine Fniic.T.CSoosN, dcfsliriictl esiieclnlly for their MOMl,VV TIUDI!. TOYS ATl'OI'l'MU IMtlC-N. All Ihe Novelties, nndnHiiptrbllnoofHlaple Goods row on le. Vo Imvo many specialties that cannot 1 lind olsewlie r. Our V h LOCI Pli Bis, W AUONB, llDIttlx, DOLL CUAC'IUP, c are tlio Wrongest and MonimylWh Uuoilsever nmnuluct tired. Our Vt leca IliU scnin wo guarantee I,oter than anrdealrr In Wasblngtoii, and to Illustrate itlil. vvo lll lay Hint all IKJLI.AUCOOlre, of whatever kind, tig n iw Mil M VI) ttn IS. Cull curly and inakovoiir purchn.os. XATIOXAE iOMTOJlJ:, 419 heventli jirctt FOR THE HOLIDAYS. xaihes'axo ojv.vtv tuexki, satch els axi tii trniAya-iiAos. Xuiittr.v hi:t.ts ,iv ih;i.t hags, J'OCKET HOOKS AMI HIV UIVXKS, JIAHXns.S, NAIWT.I.S, C lltlllAOE AXD in in. s it unii's, iahjuaoj; itoitr.s, j:tc.,eii inc.. 2n gient variety, nt Boasnnablo Prices, At tho Old ilhiauu.lifci nnu iuiihuiu .uuuuiaciurcr, JAS. M. TOIMIAJI, J,J SHl'KXTIl bT. x. in, dl-g-liT mat Hide, adjoining OiM-Velloivs' Hull CHRISTMAS FURS. LAMIA' SEAL SACQUIH, rCB-LINKD dol mans, rim-UNiM cinci'LAUs, LADILS', MIM3UN AND ClIILDltUN-al I'll US, MUN'H, HOYS', AND MISSES" si: a i. oai'.s, run gloves, oauntlttth, and muffltibs. AH tlio above are d. slrablo llullday Presents. DUNLAP A fO. , itu W I I. li 12 T T t R1IOVP, hattkhs and rcitninna, tios Va. av BRADBURY PIANOS! BRADBURY PIANOS! BRADBURY PIANOS! ESTEY ORGANS ! STANDARD ORGANS! TAYLOR & FARLEY ORGANS! Iheso Celebrated Planus n il Orgnus Mill ti sold nt Low 1'uctoiy Itatea dining tho llOI.IDAYH. FREEBORN G. SMITH, XtltAXCIt KAltEllOOMS, iieio J103VVXXA. a vexce. EPERGNES! TEA SETS, If A ITERS, cake has kei s, rn UITSTA X1IS, it utter v is iies, ici: vii at ers, CAiin iiv.cEirEits, toilet sets, rod ants a sox's tahlj: cvti.euy, VASES, AC, AC. X full stock, nil now goods and at tbo Ion est prices. HARRIS & SHAFER, 1113 PENNSYLVANIA AVE. delOIJU 30OO rounds rriuch, Broken nnd Mlxfd Caniljr.5 and o pounrs rbr f i.'fl 30UO pouuds Almonds, Walnuts, reams, Fdh.rts, aim JJr.izll Num. 7 Itw. lor II r It cm tier pound. 100 lloxos Cliolco Layers and Coukttig llahins, nom to to a cent per pound. 10OO njiind-lMlucc-Meat (Cholco Family). 10 cents per puiinu. BOO pound) Vest Layor rigs, In 8 lb. IJoici, at 13 cents per noun 1. 600 uuumlK Lcyborn Citron. 9i JfnrreH (.boTca if nln (irnpea. ?0 limit lien Afiplunatl Iihi fttio.1. 0 llozta Cnolco I lortdn Oraouet. fi lUrreli Cuijp Cud Crunberrles. Tlie Ilrit O. O, Javn, Tba Ilcm Gunpowder, Japan, and Oolong Teav 'J lie llct N. O. Molumii. 3"rje IImi Mlnncaota riour. lite licit Naw York llint.jr. To consumers and ib Jloliday Trade wc can efftr leclal Inducomeiiu. O. It, WIXOM & CO.. Orocorn. fleis wi sis rn s r. s. w. XAJtOE AXJ) ATtitAcrirx: STOCK Ol Vl'llOLSTllY GOODS, LACK CV11TAIXS, AXI) CV11TAJX 31ATKH1ALS, !th all lli requlslto Trlmmlngt. TAl'VSniY AXJ) iyc.lt A1X CAHVETS, JtVaS AXll JI.1T.V, 1'l.OOU OILCLOIUS, ljitest Stylo of rArr.iuiAsniKon, hordehs. a Ac. CKOHOi: 1VILI..VKIC, 420 Ninth Sttoor. "VTAQNU'ICENT GOOUS. v. 3T. sutF7Fr.it .c soxs- ISVITETHi: ATTENTION OF Till! I'UIILIO TO TIILin KI.EOANT STOCK J'i.VJJ XATIX JlOX'ALil INM.A1NIILACICASU DAM AS3LS TO MATCH, ITcellng willaissiired their duplicates cannot boiound In tills city tuit'hixEii cinauiA its. A Comploic block of FI.UOAUr FUH-LIMID WKAPS. Totethor ullh tho Lamest Aiborlmenl ot USEDllISlI GOODS Kvtr Exhibited In Washington. MOT Oni:1')iicb. IF. M. S1IUSTEH A SOXS. N. II l'lve per cent, dlsoount allowed lor cash. Crniiil Dlnjilnj- of Ilolidny Ctootlx, embrncliig Ntvlnti, Olive, Vienna, nml Itohcnilitii Ware, nt fho very lonext prireti. .IJarouri Ward, B'raiic'H, ICoth'N, and Ie la ICuo X-.IIuii C'ardH, from ii cts. (o 1, at 3. i. riti:r.s, VHt, opp, Ebbltt Ifuuso, aorl 1-1 lis St mid I'enna. Ato, A Full Assortment of Handsome TOY & JUVENILIS HOOKS AT VEUY LOW 1'KILU, AT SHILLINGTON'S BOOK STORE, Cor 4 St. anil Pennn. Afl. Cor, Olive Ave. & Greene k29th) St., JJEAJIQUAJtTEJtN 1 Oil MASSEY'S PHILA. ALE, MILWAUKEE LAGER BEER, GINGER ALE, SODA, &c, &c. SAM'l. C. lBAMO:iSB. Gas Cooking Stoves AT Waahlnuton Gns-Lirjlit Office, my2l fl AXI JM TEXril STtlURT Tliuiinoliiolrlii HomlliiiM, Omca Cuuy Hjo.nal OrcicgR. V. f. A,, Dioeinher 24,16,9, 7ft. tn, 1 87 75 4.;ra 87 12 ta 41 Pp. m, 61 Bp. Ul..,, CI lip, in , 09 11 p. 11 0 Maximum .,, Atl Mluimuui ,.,, J3 Indications. Tor the Middle Allautlo Htatei and Now T!nc laud, southwest, veering to oooleriiorlnwttt wintls, tiiipg barometer partly cloudy weather aud ot-ca-biijual UM taiu vi euouv THE LOTTERY MAIL CASE. Hoarino of tho Suit Ajjalnst tho " Postma8tor-GQnoral. Senntor Carpenter Arguea Hint tho I.niv la Uiiconstltntlonal TlniI'nstnmsler-OMi- crnl'n 1'oiTcrn tlpflncil Cnunrosa- lunnCnaey YoiliiB'aAruiiiuent He llnlilt Hint l'runf .Must bo Sllblilllloil. ?Ir. Dnupliln'a Suit. The f ao of Mr. M, A Dnupliln asalnst rotmflsler Ocncral D. M, Key, upon n second nnd tmcinled bill for an Injunction, caino before tho court In con cral term yesterday, Chief Jlistlco earlier nnd Jus tlcos Itngner.Cox and Jnmci slttliiROn Iho bench. Senator Carrcnter nnd Hon, Cacy Youne of Tcnncec, appcatcd for lite complainant, mid s. slstant Altorripv-Gcncrnl A. A. Freeinan onrt Juilso Hny for the defendant. Tho bill of complaint Mas rend hv Mr. YounR. Mr. Carpenter ald that In anollior case, nullo dirfereiilly rrocntcd, ho argued the constitution allty of this cm?c and ihoiikl now pas s o cr thoso polule, iniichliiu llRhtly'iipon lliein, a thu snmo .Indeed that heard the former case neroiltllni: In the present one Willi tho addition of another. Ho did not ico w liy, If the ecllou of the untitle In re card to Ibe polnl icr Ice could not bo smtalnod, they wero not entitled to tho order applied for. Ifnnyoncwn asked what was tlio sowpIbii power of tho Oovcrnnicnt and lis urencth, tliuy would bo mid Itienualdlvhlon lit three crwirdl nnlo brandies, each equal In strength, llmllntlon nnd poncr, Tho rentralliutlon of this power under one licntl would be to lead to (lcspi)llsm nnd tjrnnny.nndllicrcfore tho nece'sllyof tboilM Ion wasptlpably apparent One of there co-ordinate branches was tho Judiciary, nnd no mutter Iiok painful tho dut lnlsht bo llio court Mas bound In honor to treat a case fairly and glvo nn honest dccWou, Tney ncre between tlio Eteciillvc and llio Capi tol, and It nni their duty to hold tliesrnlcs with an cen balance between the two. They bad como to this court for Jit'tlce, and It was tho court's duty tomeloltoiit !o them without sending them else where to find firmness nnd their rlnlitJ. Ho did not doubt but they would Co It. 'I ha first question wa. were llicso sections of tho statute constitutional? If not, there was the end or tho case, and that w as the point the court would be called upon lotlecltlo. Tho Con(ltullon proildcithat thcjudlclalpowcr shall be Ins csted In the courts, therefore It cannot bo eiere I'ed b Congrcka or conferred on the I'cst masicr General, nsthatlscxpri'wly forbidden. It was alleged that Mr. Dauphin bad been eullty orfraud. Ifho hnd.wan ho net Indictable? Should not tho Grand Jury bo cited to Ime-tlnntc tho mat ter? 'lhey could do so, and presenting liltn, lia Is placed on trial. 1 be Jury decides whether hols gnlltv or lnnoci.ni. If guilty, ho Is punished lit ac cordance with the act of Congress. That Is it rerulnr proceidlng, nnd correct; but does the act provide that he shall bo tried ur the l'ostinastcr Clctieral without njipcarouce tm'Dau. phlii'n part, without ultncEc or Jury, condemned and sentenced? Certainly lint. Tho I'ostuiostcr General has no power to suhpeeun n witness or nd minister nn oath. Ho would be llablo to Indictment nnd puulhnunt for performing mi extra Judicial nit If ho did so Ho wanted lo know the dlffercnco In chnruclcrof tho power bctw eon llic court nnd Fosimustir-Gencral an executed by the two now silting In dllliiuit chambers. He would not Intuit the court by presslnf lurther In that direction. If CoiiRrci-s could pnnisli for obtaining money under falta prclciucs through the rnnmastcr-GcncrHl thov certainly could punish petit larceny in the samo way. Ho dulcd any man to point out a dl'tlnctlon belwecn tho two cases Crlmowasa violation of ibclaw.and If oneclass could be punWied befbro the Postmnsler-nencrnl, undoubtedly nnothi r could, lhoro could bo no distinction. He claimed that the act of Congress delegated Judicial authority In tho Po(hiRstcr-Uen-iral, and lie lias been cxi relaliig II, and that was unconstitutional. II was not In the)iiwer of com mon liigonultt to devhen dntarcnni litiuinn iim power exerched by tlio rnstmottcr-dcneral nnd tnat tnnt wouia ne exorcised by tlio court were th amecnw to tome before It, He could not doubt but that tho court would reo that the rosltnaster Geiiernl hod been exerelslng Judicial power. Tho constitution of tho Maw of Ixmlslana de clare 1 that tho contract with this Lottery Company w as sacred and must be upheld, and this t ompnny pi)s annually to llio Slate S40,otii. Cong rnss had no power to forbid ft loiter) In a State. Could It then do by Indirection what It could not do by direction? It could not cxcrelvo conceded power for tho purpose of tccompllfhlng what It was ncknnwl wiped It could nol enact. Tho Ptale of Louisiana, had legalized the lottery, and It was just nu legal as cotton crowlite. In fact, moro so, ror It was sin. tallied by the constitution or tlio Unto. Maine aud Vermont, as fclales, had forbidden the sain or liquor within their contlues. Could Congress say that liquor should not do told, and that any man rn doing be lUrranc.hlKii In the malls? It might as properly be done as In tho present Instance, where a lottery company, legally recnguiied In Louisiana, was prohibited tho Louellt of the mails by the I'o'tmnstcr-Gcutnil. In this inse Ihe piinMi. ment prescribed Is unlimited. The Postmaster Gciteril Issues Ids collet not in delhcr any mall to Mr. Dauphin, and It Is for all time. Conceding the act to be uncnntliu. llotial, could tho P nimbler lienetal bo touched ? Did he tower so high that llio law or court could not reach him? Justice Marshall had distinctly declared that no officer was above tlio law and eould'not Le reached bv mandamus Thn i.t. niuivi.tvuvrfti ufii.u iAi reacnou ana must obey. He said that In Ihe cloing or tho argument on the previous harlug tt had been staled by the counsel for ihe defendaul Uiat the order fur this supnrts slon of mail had teen Issued, and dented that any authority existed to compel Its withdrawn). Ho then read from numerous authorities to show that In Jait such a case the writ for Injunction was an plli able and had been successfully Invoked, The court was placed there lo see that the Departments did not transgress their legitimate duties. The President was humble enough, but ihc"e bureau beads, and even escrySUW clerk, thought them nlves omnipotent nnd Imagined that lhey wtrobc jond the reach of all law. He submitted with do'erenco but with all confluence that tho law was as he had laid It down. Mr. Young liavlug to leaso for homo In the morn ing, was by courtcsj permitted to follow Mr. Car penter. Ho said that ho should nol address him self to the constitutional questions, but contlno his arcument to other nolnts. Thesamn nriiminin i,i eovcrncd this case, as oronertv Ternf-nirri hv ,i,r. btato of Louisiana, was recognized by the acts of loiiEri-a ui joo;. ii nu nn rnoro so man one that agitated this country foi filly years, as oxlsilng lu eleven States, clothed by Cougrow with recou'iiltlon In all the courts, and which existed down to the ilose of tho civil warandtbosurrendrrnt Apm matlox, and that was Iho right or proporty In slaves, Itwas the Hrst time in his knowledge that ailllren of this lt( public was tried, condemned and punished by a ministerial olllcer. It was tho firtt ttmo a cltlien had been deprived of a right before being arraigned, tried and convicted of crime. It niatttri.d not whether tho law nnieon ttllutlonal or not, but on tho question uovv befuro Ihe court, that was not tho proper point for argu. mint, esimclally by the law olllcers of the Govern niant. UMr. Dauphin had been falsely charged with a violation of the law, and bis mall withheld on an order founded on such a charge, then thero was no escape, and an Injunction must Issue. Did the bill show a state of racta that warranted ouo? He submitted lhatit did. Had tho complainant a ltwal rleht. und would it bo cnd.-uipprfvi? uvnM hu sustuln an Injury that would bo Irreparable? The-e bo maintained wcru tho propositions in volved In tlio application and which the court must Lonsiuerin luamng upiia uocision. it wnsaucx tniordlnary tpeitucle In (his country to ka n hu rcn deprived of his rights without duu processor law 'litis order went bevondthe law bccaue It was leveled at a man that had not violated It, 'Ihe qiiitllon of lottery was not before the court, but It was llio rights of Mr. Dauphin as a cltlu.li. If Congress had conferred upon tho Postmaster (juicral these strange and extraordinary powers, heiould not exerclso Ihem ajuliisl a man that had not vioiauu tins taw u no uui, tne court should luiraedlaul) ttrilch out Its hand and bring the man Injured wlllilu lis protection, lie had not doubted Hie unconstitutionality or tills lun nnd be lieved lhatltwnuld not sttuil an hour befuro a court liavlnsr the power to male a decision norm Hint point Until it is thowu to tho court by proof lluit Mr. Dauphin, by sotrjo duvlro, Intrlgtio or false representation wascoinluUluga certain business ami using tne maiu lur nun piuposr, mere was no (istnpe iniougu equity piaoiico iron granting tho lnluiietlon. At this point the niguraent wsj continued until iiionuay nexu lOU TINE DHIH SUITS 00 TO EISKMAN' nmjS.tOll.SLYh.MH AND E. Full lTne Hnlllulro lllnmiiiid Emiliius. IVi carats full offiro.tlOO, Jatobs Bros., U29 I'onn ijlvaiila avenue. Ilolidny Cliiinees, Boots ami slices at cot 1 in nrderlo reduce Hock at J, lire ck s, u3 Suv culli ttreet. A Uoctni'it Troiiblei. Dr. Hcnrv Jones, a colored phMclau, last Sep. loud cr rented an oilier tlio papem belli; diann up Indue ligal fonu, at No lo'J I-oiilnlsna avenue Aliout n uionlli ngu hlo landlady, Mrs. Mary A. H cltlmus. tcrvLit the uxual tlilrl) du)t' uollcu on blm, rtettlnglliiil sliu desired to rcmifot hcitoir ortho premises oecupieil b) Dr Jouev, Dr. Junes, huviiiit In hU procw!ou nil ogriemont betuetn lilmulf unci Mrs, Mtltimus, vvhereb) ho ruiiluil ilia premise for one uionlli, with llio pilvllogeof eon tluuinghfn tenmie) for a )eiir, paid no attention lo 11,0 notice TinMci'ion n IcWii! ago Mn. Stoltl mtlt biouuht the civ-c boforu a Justke, and 11 wilt or prtttostlim wai Issued lu hvi favor JJr Joiitw, having contultud alowyer.iiotliioned forn vvrltor leif.uKiiI, and last Mi nday, whllo at the Cll) Hall lo perfect tho legal formalities, he looked over (ovraid his ofllco, and saw Ills fur nlluro and personal crfei it being placod on His tide-walk by tho lulhlewn hand ol a constable. Abandoning Ihe light In court, ho hastened lo the toonoofKClTon, hut, of course hlipiotcsts received no utlonllon. As ho had iccclpd foi hl rent, show lug that hu hud not been in orrioni, l)r Jotieb.le. UbULiccl the action Ol hit Uudludy, the JuMKe aud the constablo as h lilgh handed oulrsgo rerpe tratod upon him because he was a colored man, lesterday he discovered that a mortgngo of M.000 and a bond of W.OOO, which were among his prlvato papers In the ofllco were missing, and he has taken steps to secure n warrant for the arrest of Ihoconsta bio, whom ho charges with tho responsibility for Iho disappearance of the document. Iho doctor also announces his intention of beginning an action against Mrs. Stelllmus, claiming 99,000 damages. In his bill of complaint ho exhibits & bill or fa for professional sorvlcei rendered In Mrs. Slcttlrnus' family, Hotter than Foreign l'orr. Hpccr's Port Grape Wluo is better than ImportoJ Port, and slnco Iho adulteration or llio latter, It must take Its placo. It Is puro and really excellent and health giving. 7oj Timet. Tho most select Kl rth avonuo families of Now 1 ark nio this w Inc at thelreveulng entertainments. Our druggists novo some direct from Mr. Spcor. mM A Holiday Attrnctlon. Tho lmuionsn 4tnr1? miri 1nw nrlnon nt II. Harris & Co., Jowilcrs, 4S5 Sovcnlh street. Giovcand Handkerchief Boxes at Douglass', rort NoniiY maTF.im no to r.iSEMAN imos., con. suvknihande. Louis Spnnlcr, 1410 1' Street Northwest, sells the finest rye and Bourbon whiskies In this country. The Sinnll-Pox jtenrc. Several cases of small-pox wore reported to Health Officer Tnnnshend vesterdnv. who. after examination, had them Isolaltd for treat ment, lliey were: Miss McDcrmolt, on L, between Ihlrd and Fourth streets southeast Mike bhlncr, corner South Carolina avenue and Ninth street southeast, nnd n little colored girl nt tlio Workhoue. A reported case on Seventh street, near llio Boundary, proved, upon Investiga tion, lo benumb, the woman said tn bnslck bciiiir at work when Ihe Health Olllcer called upon her. 1 hcie nru now In the small pox hospital six pi tlenu, all of whom are progressing favorably. Dr. lovvnsheiid said jesterday that hehadno rear of nn epidemic, as prompt measures had been taken in prevent a spieni oi tuc scourge. Jto proposes to vatclnato all thu poor peoplo In the city, and has ordered vacclno points for that purpose. HOLIDAY Presents at M. Goldstein's, tohflrrnnlit. Cll Point) lv aula nveuuo. I"ur tlio I.ndles. TvvOllllndred and llftv r-olrt srl nf r.ln nml nir. rings from ti to JM. K Harris A Co., 4Ji r-evcntli street. ritENCll Doi.LS nt cost at Douglass'. Duo Solltulio Dlniiiiiiiit ttlng, weighing 1 carat, supcibly mounted, SM. Jacobj lire, J."."J I'cniujHiuila n enue. New Yeiir'd Culls. Tb the Editor of 7l,t XaUnnal Kepulllcan : SIR! Will von lift kind enriinrh In 1,1 mn Vnnw through )oor columns if It Is customary or polite tn Invito )our genllemcn friends to call on " New Year's," or should they do so uninvited? FJcase try to answer lu a day or two, and oblige a i.,, dy jtEAnrn. tThe custom originally contemplated the renewal of acquaintances that had bten dropped through ncgleit, temporary plquo or other trifling caue, butof lnte )ears It hus expanded Into the forma tion of new acquaintance,, and has become much more general. Jthas alo become tho custom to glvo notice llirnugli tho local prcs, b) such us In tend to hold furninl receptions. hllo all are thus Invited, Ihcru would bo no leal Impropriety In n lady communicating the fuel that thu would re celvo.tohcrguiiiliiuau acqunlnlnuces. lo expect them, honevcr. toawnlt tiielinotlflentlon would lie nt variance with the whole spirit ul the instllu- uuu.j WK IIAVtt KEI'LEN'ISHKD OUU STOCK IN i:vi:rtY dlpauimlnt foii thf. holidays. EIEMtN DUOS, TAIIOltS AND CLOIIUUllS, con. slven rn and e. Ton Smi ma Hugs go lu Julius Lansburgh's. You con save tvienl)-flvo per cent, by uujlntr ollilngnnd gents' furnlshlnir eoods at ltomun Ji Cox'u closing out sale, at 507 Seventh street. ICckeit Oiitwnllifl hniilslmiy. T ho Dcdestrlan contest at Odd Fellows' Hall last evening resulted lu a victory fur Eckcrt, ho hnvlug coveted nlnity-llru miles at 'J 30 o'clock, exclusive of live miles allowed him by 1-aulsbury. Tho latter withdrew an hour earlier than Eckcrt, his score then standing olghty-elght miles. It Is stated mat ins iiiiiurc to no ucticr was causou oy a swell ing In his knee, whli.li rendered walking a torture. His friends wero much chagrined nt hls.dofcot, as tboy wero confident that he would not only beat his man, lut eclipse all his former ctlorts as a pe destrian. The winner llnlslud In good form, lilt last mile being thu fastest made during the con test, Holiday Novcinta at reduced prices at Doug lass'. Foil Turkish Hugs go to Julius I-msburgh'a. . S.1 and up for Pants, t0 and up for Overcoats, $2fi0nnd up for making and trimming rants. J. A. Urclsbauer, 435 Ninth street, Camcis les than manufacturers' price". Stock mutt be closed out. Host Lowell Iugrnlns, 75 cents i good Ingrains, 25, 37 nnd M cents, llcmnanls tnc riflced. TOD Market Space. Vital Stntlstlcs. Tho total mortality In tho District of Columbia for tho week ending Saturday, December 20, ls7y, was 70, or at Iho rato of 21.10 per 1,000 per annum. Of theso decedents 27 wero whlta males, 20 whlto females, 16 colored males and 1(1 colored females, showing nn annual dealh-rato or 21.11 per 1,000 for tho whlto nnd 29 71 for tho colored population. The deaths by classes w e ro aa follow s : Y. motlc, f, constitutional, 17; local, 41; developmental, 11, and rrom v lolenco, 1. From pnoumonla there wero 12 deaths, diseases of tho nervous system, 11; phthisis pulmonalls or consumption, 10, diseases of tho heatt, 4, dropsy, scarlet rover and promattiro birth, 3 each; oanosls, scnllo debility, bronchitis and congestion of lungs, 2 each, and 1 each from B right's di'caso, anmrlsm, cntcro colitis, puerperal convulsions, t) phold fever, croup, w hooping-cough, emph)fema, cancer, and 1 suicide. Of tho deaths, CS occurred In Washington, S In Georgetown. 2 In tbo county and 7 In tho hospitals. Forty-threo of tho decedents wero nativosor this District, 80 of other parla or tho United Slates and 6 of lorilim countries. Fourteen whHe nnd 18 coloied wero under flvu vears of nee: S whlto ami 1 fnWA.i sixty years nnd over. The greatest mortality (H deaths) occurred on the 15th; tho least (0 deaths) on the lllli. There wero 75 births reported m white males. 25 whlto females, 10 colored males and 0 colored females, showing an annual birth- nuo ui io.j per i,wj lor uio wnno nnu 11.66 for tho colored population. Marriages reported, 12 white, 10, colored, 2. Stlll.blrths.o white, l;eolorod,4, IT. The National Saro Deposit Company, comer Fifteenth street and Now York avenue, con tinues to receive valuables of all Ootcilptlon for sale keeping at very law rates. CoT?ent10T0E1si;mak dros ros holiday presents go lo Julius LanBburch i. Operations of the Health Ortlce. The following Is Health Officer Townshcnd'j re port of tho operations or Ids ofllco for thu week eudlng December 20, 1871) Nuisances reported, 7J5, referred, 101. abated, 7W, referred to Commission, ers, 1. official notices Issued, &7; citizens' com plaints, 29, deaths irom all lauscs reported, 7; cases of death referred to coroner, S; burials at public expento. 11; Investigations lor luud causo of disease, 4, tons of garbage removed, 129, dead animals removed, 40. Marino products luipccttd 1J.4D7 bushels oyster, 1,918 bunches of llh, 195 terrapins, l.wo crnbs, Mnrlne pro ducts condemned 527 bushcljO)stcr8, 23 bnniThti riili. Unvvholiiome food condemned 101 pounds beef, 37 pounds mutton, 62 pounds cal, 68 pounds pork, 4 pounds xtnleoii, 0 turkeys, 14 ducks, 8 ihlckciis, 11 rabbits, Ssqulrrols. 1 gooso, 70 pounds sausage 6 tongues, 2 llvo calves. 19J pecks potn tois, U pecks puninlis, 4J pumpkins, 17 cabbages, Vt ittli turnips, 21 pecks uppks, 1 dozen La- iiuiu,p, 07-j uiiinei iniscuuuiicuus vegetables, no poitor pmrilclana to (ho poor IW patients wero ircated.or which 39 wero whlto and 117 colon d, 220 visits were made and Wolllcu cotitultationt hud. FOB CLOTHING OF ANY DESCRIPTION GO 3J.1SEMAN BnOS.,COR.SEVKNTH AND E. TO CiOAn II a box, at M, Goldstein's, tobacconist, A "Darlino Lllllo Buttercup" to each purchaser ol holiday goods, ul Douglass'. Fall- Snlltnlie IHiimoiiila, ,wclglilpgl2 enrats, well matched, lunutual bril liancy, exquisitely cut ntid erlect, only SlWO. Jacobs Ilros , I';."J Peuus)lv aula avenue. A Cast, uf .lllsrngniiiitloii. Yetterday morning Lc iv Is illnubuker a mulatto, about twenty 0110 )cais or age, arilvcd lu Wash ington from Madison county, 'a, accompanied by a rather good looking white girl, nomul Hu detia isralili, for the purposo or protuilng a inur rlago llcente, Alter bimklastlngat a toloicd lei tiuiiant near tho Baltimore and Potamao depot tho III assorted pair tallied lorth lu quest or llio cov (tcddoeumeiit They weio directed to Iho real deueeor Mr 11 J. Meigs, clerk or tlio com!, and having heourodlholrJlci.uui, went to Iho liuii'oof ftcoloicil piewiliei on Fourtlistitit.nud wero mar lied, 1 he groom mated Unit tho bilde'a rulatlves were nil til I used to Iho marrlaco. but ulm !.,, lilm and he had dotitimliiod tei vvud htr lu spilu of Uisir biiuiltlou. ' S 1 Line Sllppurs for holiday present at J Brock's, 431 Bcvonth tt. Usclul. A toning mnehlne Is appreciated by every lady. Call at Oppcnhelmer't 523 Ninth ilrcet, corner of 1' noithweit, and make yout selection, CHRISTMAS ISrK. Uny Scenes In tho Htroots-Scrvloos In Uio Churches To-ilny. All dayjyeslerday iho streets wero tlirongoet with peoplo doing their Chrlstmai shopping. Seventh street and Pennsylvania at onuo wero particularly gay. The salesmen in tho stores were kept busy In supplying tho demand for Christmas goods. Tbo markets wero all open nnd crowded with custom ers. Ilows of lurkoys of dinViront degrees or fat ness, hoops of fruits, nuts aud oranbcrrles, forests of celery and other delicacies Intended lo garnish tho tnrko)smado known to tho world that from n thousand homes to day a savory Incense would rise In honor or Christmas. Last night the sound or Iho Christmas horn and other hideous intlrumonts tuado a dreadrnl din In tho street, though much to the relief of nervous peoplo tho drizzling rain drov 0 the youngsters into Ihelrliomcs much earlier (linn usual. The police mado many arrests during Ihe day or suspicious characters, and uumorous cases of pockctuook-snatchlng were reported at headquarters and tho various stations. Judge Shell will undoubtedly enjoy his Christmas dinner to day after he has disposed of tho cases brought befuro him. Christmas was ushered In at St. Paul's church by Imprtsslvo midnight services. To-day services will bo held In nearly every church In Iho city, lu accoidanco with the programmes pub lished In The National Its publican of )cstcrday. American Watches In silver cases from 10 up. In gold cases from EDO up. It. Harris A Co., 415 seventh street. Japanfju Goom, lu great variety, at Douglass'. roil HOYS' 0VE11C0ATS GO TO EI8-MAN BIIOS., COIt. SEVENTH AND E. Smokfhs' AKTicLEs.of every descilptlon, nt M, Goldstein's. CITY XOIES. Thero were eight bridal parlies registered at tho St. James )cstcrday. Tho only Turkish (hot air) Bath In IhoVlty, 509 EStreet, near Judlclarytquaro. Dr. II. I,. llov co. ' Tho following applications for liquor licenses vvoro approved )cslcidayi Emll Worcli and Paul Brllcan. Mrs. Ilayos yesterday presented each of tho at taches of tho White House with a line turkey for Christmas. The District ofllres were closed at noon yester day, and during holiday week will bo closeel dally at 1 o'clock, Not tho only hot air, hut tho largest anil finest Turkish bath-rooms south of New York city at 1)03 Eblreet northwest. S. Guggcnhclmer will buvtcconel-hond clothes, Ac, at 237 bov enth ttrcclsotilhvv ctt. Orders by mall promptly attended to. ThotVef Vienna bread In the city can bo ob tained only at F. Fremiti's, 702 Ninth street north wctt; also jourectloncry. A tempcraneo meeting In tho form of a wel e'pmo lo Cbarlla Nve will bo held at llnmltnc church, cirner or Ninth and P streets, nt 11 o'clock this morning. A conl-oll lamp exploded In ono of tho bed rooms at Martin's Hotel, Unlonlovvn, last night. The Police and citizens oxtlnculslic! llm flnmp -Iter damage amounting lo Sii had been done. John L. Bllnkhorn, lato secretary of tho Carroll Cooperative Building Astoclatlon, will havo n hearing In the Police court next Monday, on the charge or appropriating to his own uto certain books and pollers belonging to tho association. Officer J. V. Grant, of tho Sixth precinct, Inst night arrested Ccllu Weeks, colored, charged with stealing a box of handkerchiefs from F. C. Good win, Seventh, betweon I and K streets. Cellawas looked up and will appear before Judge Snell to day. nurglars enlorcd Iho sloro of Mrs. Lucy Burns, at the corner of Thirteenth nnd D streets, early jestcrday morning, nnd were leaving with a quan tity or whisky ami mbaccowhen they wero fired UK)ii by Special Olllcer Ben Klnpfer and compelled to drop their plunder. Thelhlovca escaped. James Dorsoy and IHIas Hammond, charged with garrotlng and robbing L. II. Smith of a valtt nhlo watch, waived an examination In tho Police court )etterdny and bonds were tlxed at 81.000 In each tase. John T. Hunter, who was arrested 111 connection with tho samo cnte, was dismissed. Sidney Huytmnn, who was arrested by detoe tlv cs ) ctterdny on suspicion of hav Ing pai tlclpoled In the murderous assnult on the watchman at the Columbia railroad stables lost Monday morning, was vesterday discharged from custody by Judgo Snell, as thero was no evldcnco to Implicate him in Ihe assault. A great deal of excltoment was occasioned near the comer orseveuth and L streets about 30 o'clock last night by cries or murdor, which, upon Inv eulgatlon, proved to como from a colored vv oninn named fcarah 'lodd, who was being bclaborod over llio heail with a club by William Johnson. Olllcers Mattlugly and Daly soon had tho panics under arrest aud carried them to tlio station. FOB HOYS' CLOTHING GO TO 1USEMANBROS,, COIt. SEVENTH AND U For Carpets go to Julius Lansburgh'i. MiFRfcCHlL'M Goons at M. Goldstein's, Oil Tcim nylvanla avenue. A BKAUTirui. Bud Vase to each purchaterof SI and upward, nt Douglass'. Rcvcil-btono Cluster Diamond ltlug, very handsomo, weighing 2J. carols, 590. Jacobs Bros., 1221) Pennsylvania avenue. Sunday School Festival. Last evening tho Sabbath-school couneclod with Iho E-slrcct llnptlst church held Its festival In tho auditorium of tlio church, wllh varied entertain menlx, consMlngor music, declamations, stcrcop tlcon reprctentatlons or tho lira or Christ from His birth to tho Ascension. T ho entertainment closed with a bcautirul spectacular representation or Christinas Eve, with Its treo loaded with presents for tho little ones Santa Claua careering with his team of reindeers and car laden with goodies, aud winged fairies in tho clouds welcoming the Joyous occasion, presenting a very beautiful and appropriate scene, that was enjoyed alike by tho llttlu ones and their parents and friends. Tho wholo altuir was under the general direction of Superin tendent Itlchards, aided by an efficient committee. Iho music was under the direction of Mr. Do Land. Iho audlouoo wero delighted throughout with tho entertainment. llnual to the Qouulne Parisan diamond earrings, set In nolle! gold, from 3 to S-K). n, Harris etc Co., 485 Sev enth street. 1-ovf.i.y French Dollt at Douglasj', Ninth street, at lower prices than elsewhere. M. Goldstein, tobacconist, Oil Pennsylvania avenue, The Horticultural Society. At tbo meeting of the Horticultural Society last ovcnlng, Mrs. Nute read an Interesting ossay en titled " Voluo of Plautsfor Homo Adornment." Mistletoe, fungi and other subjects were dlscusicd by Messrs. Curtis, Taylor, Clark and Gllllngham, and the executive committee was authorized to confer with tho llaltlmoro society In order to guard against a conflict In thotlmu of holding a lulr by both societies. Only SO cents a bottlo for Lodillc's Headache Specific. Cures lu flvo 10 twenty mluutct. The Howland Dental Association, 211 Four-ami-ahalfttreet, uto only 8. S, Whlto's artlllLltl teeth, Philadelphia. Price, tl per set. TOR STYLISH OVEItCOT8 GO TO KHEMAN 111T09 , COB. bKVENTH AND E For velv t Rugt go to Julius Lansburgh'a. Di'uu's Mono, the bout Sc cleats, at M, Gold item's. Christmas Weddings. Tho clerk of the court has Issued tho following Ulftrrliico licenses: II. W. Weast and l.inm A. Summers, both of Polo, III,; FUlmoia Donulton, of iiexuuuriu, n , mm Annie ji. wuuanis.oi ucorue town, D. C; T. II. Brooker, or Balllmorc, Md , and M, W. Nourse. or this cltn John M. Shlllet and Mar- lha It. Walker: Lewis Blaubaker and llodeua Smith, botli or Madison county, Va.; John Unbelt ton aud Ellen Perry; II, H. Bcrgmann and Ida L, C, Mc)er; F. II. Itliam, or New York city, and Al lco 1,. Klmore, ol this city; Andrew Peunell.of Diinciiuuon,PaaudlcllaT.llutton,ufNew Bloom. Held, Pa,; II. J. Mumper and I.ydla A. Trout, both of York. Pa, Frank Hmait and busau Jenkins, both of Cliutlea county, Mil: J, B, Mcndenhnll and Halllu P, Mitchell; llalph l'urrol, of Uouigotovvn, 1). U , and Mary A. Walker, or this city; J. I. Lomax, uud Mary Ultaum; William Ferguson, ul Indian apolis, lnd aud Annlo Fox, or Fauquier county, Va ; Ijmucl Thomas aud Ilusa Willis. Solid Gold Wutoh, Full .lewolod, lever movement 318. Jacobs Bros., 1229 Pcnnsyl. vaula avenue. lli'MOi'.iiuoiDi (piles) cured without Ihe uo or Iho knlfo. Iteuioinler. ) 011 havo nothing to pay until )ou arc cuied, A, A, Corkius, M. D , 714 Tlilrtccnlli ttieel norlliuost, FOK SUBSTANTIAL HlJiINltoS SIIITS GOTO ElbEMAN BilOd, COIt. bliVEN ill AND!.'. Hoi iiiay tale ol Bugs nt Julius I.ansburgh's. A M US EM EXT H. Ornud Itulluii 0ieiit, Mr, Max Flrakttch, Iho well-known imprcssarlo, will glvo a short season of grand Itnlliin opera, ouiumenclng Monday, Jniiuiiiy fi, The company coraprhcB the foil nv lug telebieled artists i M'llo Teruluu singer, the gient elnininllo prima dona, M'llc La lllancUi', Miss MmlaLtlta Jl'lle Anna do licit cm, M'llo Vulcw, Mlts lancntler, blguora PctrA'ich Baldanja, iJizarlne, Ktoill, iio'tschftlk. tatlelmar). inutical dlreclorn-S. Bchrens and hignor do Novell!. Mr, btrukosch has been meet ing with extraordinary mem tliU iwm lu Now Orleans, whero they are now playing. Their suc cess has been to great that Mr. Stmkotch hat had to prolong his time there for seven weeks. Thl opera opens wllh "II Purltanl." Tuesday, "Norma." Popular prices. Nntlonnl Theatre Kvnngelluo. "nrangcllno," as performed by tho ItlccCombl lion, delighted a good audience at tho National last evening. Thoro will be a special Curlstmat matinee this anornoon, and all who want to spend a really merry Christmas thould attend. l'ord's Onniu-llouso Allco Oaten. Tho Alice Ootes Company gave a vcrv cnjoyablo and sprightly performance of "Olrolle airofhV'Utit night. 1 here will bo a grand Christmas inatlnco at tho Opera.llouso this afternoon, and this oven Ing "Tho Prolty Perrumer" will bo produced, Thontro Conilque. A good variety cntcrtalnmont and ft thrilling and Interesting drama aro the attractions at tho Comlque. Christmas mallnoo this afternoon. Compound Fiuiu Extract op Pipiisjiwa cures kidney aud bladder, gravel, female w takness, Ac. Hum nURT'a Tracheal Drops euro coughs, croup, whooping 1 nugh In all stages. For lata at 914 F street uortliwet. Fink Pennsylvania Glades Butter, fully equal lo Now York butter and cheapen also choice Western, being rceelved dally at Spicer abutter ttoro, corner or, Ninth and E ttrcelt northwest. C1TI ITEMS. Congics Water. Its superiority as a calharllo nnd alterative con lists In Its cnllro freedom from over) thing hlttor, acid or crude that produces headache, Internal soreness, and tends to elestroy tho mucous mem brane. All mineral vv atcrs that aro dangerous Irri tants may he known by an acid aucr.tnste. . Lit AT NOOT'S, NO. 915 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE. WsMuvlto ATTMNTION to OUU I.ATIOK and ELK UAM'ttTUCIC Of HICAL, F11ENUII DOLIil, nt NOOT'S. INLAIDENAMF.LWOnK-BOXIA II each JAP A.NKSi; (JAIIINirm at MC OLOVU BOXES, IIANIMOMULY INLAID, at 33c, at NOOT'S, OIO Pa. Avo. UAND-F.MnnOlDEItEn AND PAINTED WOI13 Ti;U WOIIK.A MOdt' SUITABLE OUT lor the HOLIDAYS, ut NOOT'S, OIO Pa. Avo. EMBitoinnrtr.D coloiied bilk, heal i.aoe Rill IIEMSI'IICH HANI)ICKll(JlIll!l'Sori.V-l-STSfYLKS and DIHItl.NS, at NOOT'S, OIO Pn. Avo. ItRAI, T)UOUr.S1 i.aci: HAHIIES at V TtUAL iiiajii ivri i,Ai;n r-iicf mat c 11UA.U uue.it ES')LACi:sejAHFatl7M nt MOOT'S, OIB Pa. Avo. URAL TOINT DE ltUSSE SI7T8, C0LLAH3 and CUl'iy. nt l l, tl.is, l w tho Sld'-worth DUU llLLtboONEY. (kiLOUKOSUATlFS IOC, at NOOT'S, OIO Pa. Avo. BLACK SATIN ItlBI10N9,2 to 3 INCHES WIDE, SO to '. FANCY ItlUUONS, 1 IN01IEH VVIDie, nil MILK, nH'c. ONt.JOII L()TOF FANCY IUB-IIONS-SCOTCII, hrlllPED. and F1UUIIEU, 7, I), and Ha HEAL BIlliTON LACE MlAllt"S, 10.21. nnd iVe. ench-IIIMT VALUE EVEll orVi.llED ItEALHItiriON LACES, ALL WIDrilH, rrojil 15 to .IT. each, the YAllI) POINT DIE SrHETNLXl'. DOUBLE Wl DTH, at IBc, at NOOT'S, OIO Pa. Avo. Bed Ostrich FostherFans, llnnd rmbroldered Fnns, Hand Pointed and Ito.il ut-o Bridal and party 1 an, at lteniarlmbly I ow I'rleos, at NOOT'S, OIO Pa. Avo.- A Large and Magnificent Stock orileal Looo Fichus, Hniidkerehlefn, scarfs. Collaroltus, liluiinlngs, fjiees. Ladles' Breakfast and Drc-ea Cups. Frrucri I Viewers, Parts lleccptton and street Bonnets, lluclilng, Dresa Plaltlngs and Underwear, nt NOOT'S OIO Pa. Avo. jo:isr . SMALL,, FI-OItl.ST, COB. lOUlTTEKNTII AND O STUEETS N, V WASHINOTON, D. C, PBOPAOATINO HOUinS-EIOnTU BTBICET, OLOBOETOWN IIK1UI1TS. CHOICE CUT FLOWEItS-OUIl HPECIALTV , ALWAYS ON HAND. THE LAI'Eal' D1CSIONS FOB WISDDINOS, RE. CEPIIONH. OTt', FUIINIMHED ATBlIOltr NOTICE. CALL AND HXAMlNE"oUn 1LOKAL DIBFLAY. Eslnbllslied 1803, G. THORN, c. SANITARIST, N'o. 1220 V Street, bet. .12th nnd 13th. Ttemodellng ordefectlve plumbing and sewerage In city dwellings a specialty. Ilundiediorrurercnceslromsomoortlin best citi zens given, llavelu store and lilted up ready for use all Iho leading sanitary goods, such aa are used In the construction oriTrBi-class plumbing, which I most respcclnilly Invite ihe public to Inspect before placing their orders. Also a lino assortment or Drop Llghtr, Portables, Globes, Heating and Oai-Havliif Burners orall kinds, Nursery Cups and Shades, all of which I tun tilling at very low prices, llcmrmler, tho best Is the cheapest, aud In this cuss tbe cheapest Is the best. a. Gr. rP0T, TJ!tO. F SritEET X. IF. N. B. No branch store, at tbe above number. Can be found at all times datum i3xr?a?xr3- PROPERTY OWNERS, The District Commissioners having determlnod to revise and adjust tbe nmwsnionts for street work commenced lu 1870 nnd 1171, iiudertheadnilulstratloii orMayor Emery, but louiplcttd under lbs Board ot Public Works, I would ratiwctnilly NOTIFY ALL LPJIOPKIITY" OWNEllS Interested, who bnveentrosl- ed ihenianagement or tnelr claims to my care, that I have Instituted claim lor ihnlwo-thlrda of tbe atsoHt- ment overcharged thorn, and request that all who havo paid this class of iaos would forward to me their F.1CCEIPTED TAX BILLS FOB I OOTWAY, CAIt- 1IIAOKWAY, BEWETtAaU, AND FOB PAY- 1NQ ALLEYS. Levied against tbelr property In 1171, and lo (he prep aration mid settlement of their claims. WILLIAM DICKSON, 822 rOCIl.AND-A-HAT.il' SIHKF.T, Above Columbia Building. Ofllco hours 0 o'clock ft. ni. to s o'i lock p 111. ore tl 17On INFOIIMAT10N CirNCF.nNJNO L0U3I. J ANA Bl'AT tLOni.ll V COMMONWEALTH OF KY. DIsmiBUTION CO AITLY TO J". W. OLARK, dol-lui 1701 NEW YOItK AVENUF- R0BINS0NS EXPRESS. Boggnge Called For and Delivered lo any part of the city; also taken to or from railroads and steam boats for 21 cents por trunk, Small packagos, 10 cents each. No charge for delivering to rooms. Bend or ders by mall or messonger to awull arrival ol trains or boats, care or either 1JWPICNNA.AVK I 707 FIF-ITENTII ST. 1117 I'ENNA, AYIi I HU ioUUTElSN Til ST, oclS-IV Tiie Useful and Ornamental Combined ! MACTIHCEOT DISPLAY! TEMPTING PIliCES! "WE THOUSANDS 01 PYRAMIDS OF SUITS!! OCEAIS FOE THE LITTLE BOTTS: The Clarendon, Tally Ho, Brighton, Columbia, Excelsior, and Little Duhe OVERCOATS AND DLSTERETTES, Prices from Sl.SO to 12.00. SUITS FOR THE LITTLE BOYS from $2.50 to $11.00. J?OTEl YOUTHS' "WTDA-IR: (" Tlio itgo tluit is neither Hoy or Man,") ELEGANT SUITS From $7.00 to $22.00. OVERCOATS AND ULSTERETTES From $6.00 to $18.00. r vi ; .- ' ' . &Ott yCDr'S "W3A.;: 160 Styles of DYergarments THE LEADING SHAPES. The "Asllcy." "Lornc," Coniiaiight, "Honglisli," IN EXTENSIVE VARIETY. IN BUSINESS SUITS The Assortment is Unquestionably Handsome, FOB DRESS WZE.A-:R,: EMM CUTAWAYS, With Handsome Trouserings to Match. DRESSING ROBES, OF OUR OWN IMPORTATION, xkt extbnsivh v3ii3a:iIr. SAKS & CO., THE LEADING AUD LARGEST HOUSE IM THE CITY, 316 and 318 Seventh Si "V3 OVERCOATS!! 01 TJISTERETTES ! !