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THE NATIONAL REPUBLICAN, SATURDAY MOENIN&j MARCH 19, 1881. WITH SUPPLEMENT.
market mobbing. RAMBLE AMONG THE STALLS. bcMics About the Centre Market-People One Mcttb There Tlie Hatter Merchants and Oleomar irariiie How Boarding-Housc Keep er Make Their Purchases. J'. RU for T:( jXjmhlican. It is'SatuitUtv morning, and the rush of (Iioia besiu. between the hours of ten ana eleven. Washington has. just two hours to do her marketing in. or rather everybody agrees locomo at the fame time, which makes things livelier and fcliarpeus coMjiition. You have just scrambled in-ide with your basket under your arm, provi dentially empty, and find yourself caught In a moving: mas of waving skirts, and wedged in tiglitlv liv a heaving army of jockeys, hats, and bonnets. One moment you are forced in loving contact between two fat women, and the next leaning breatlilcly against a tall lady, whom you have mistaken for a friendly pillar. The tall lady M-reams, but the explanation Is lost as you go surging on the anj;ry wave of the pushing, jostling crowd. , ... Butter merchant smiles and nods a familiar greeting as he extends his familiar knife" Try our dairy. -: best in the market. Butterineisa humbug. There is no sich thing. Oleomargarine is an invention of malicious reporters; nobody sells the stuff as we knows on ; but, if you want gcnuinccoun -y-nome, ii.uuui.uu uu.. ---- your shop." Colored gent with high slur'-collar walks up aud tastes sample. Genteel lad in black silk dre-s does the same. Old woman with. c..iu iwth uses identical knife. Nobby oflice- uoliler follows suit. Old Bum-and-Tobaeco suc tveds, aud pretty youug miss keeps the pot a bulling. hat a Democratic knife that will enter evcry bidy's mouth!" " Butter is butter," as Oily Gam mon observes, a he wipes the well-used blade on his shirt-sleeve, and digs out a fresh sample; '"you needn't be afeard of this ere, sir; it comes from Viiginny; them fellows over yonder sell factory butter." Factory butter! What kind is that?" "Why, f"m the West; made from all-sorts, you know ; sailed dov. u in kegs and barrels, and marked 'extra fine." With this explanatory remark, the man of gt ease tucks up his sleeve, punctures another roll, and holds it alluriugly before our skeptical nose. But is factory butler, as you call it, much fold here?" you venture, timidly. Can't say: tv don't sell it. Our butter is pure, Volutely pure." You struggle through the crowd of femininities to the next stall. Oily Gammon No. 2 is at you with that historic knife, and his well-lubricated tongue iii!i; out the following: "No oleomargarine in the market that I am aware ol; everybody is prohibited by our District laws from selliug such stuff"; but, between you and I aud the next fellow, I don't believe there is any such thing as oleomargarine at all." " The story'- got up by speculators in factory but-t-i.chr N'o, sir; we don't sell it. Here's a sample of kk1 Western, though ; it's prime." Oily Gammon No. S hints vaguely that factory butter is sold by his neighbor, but doesn't say so. Oily Gammon No. 4 darkly throws out a possibil ity that No. 5 ain't what he ought to be ; and No. C has some sly misgivings about No. 7 ; and. so you go, crowding and pushing yourself from stall to stall, treading on ladies' flounces, knocking the breath out of fat gentlemen with the sharp angle of your basket, and encountering remarkable and deadly collisions from wiry-looking spinsters, with ag-gnvs.-ivc jaws aud miniature bundles. "Buy a chicken, air? fresh killed, young, and tender as a lambkin?" The fowl-dealer has you cow by the button-hole, and you arc powerless in his grip. ' Look what a tender one she is," he says, giving the wing of the fowl a jerk that would have sepa rated the limbs of a giant. " There, that's the way to tell em, sir ! If a chicken is tender, sir, it alius breaks under the wing. Seventy cents by the pair, sir. These are beautie !" You are wanting in moral courage to tell that fuwl-dealer that the tender one referred to is an old hen of eight winters, or more. You are cer tainly destitute of barklone, and indescribably chicken-hearted when you fall to mention a latent suspicion that her fellow had died of too much crow. But there you are, haggling about the precious pair, turning them over irresolutely in your fingers, punchlug experimentally their lean libs, and wasting o much valuable time for want or a little of that moral pluck to t-ay " no." But a lucky tht.uglit comes to your relief ; "You can't afford -it." "Tlioe are nice chickens very nlce; but jn-t now money is prettv scarce, and next."" A curious sensation of feeling the fowls jerked suddenly out of yonr hands, and your hat knocked over jour eyes follows rctrlbutlvely as the natural result or your mild evasion. The fowl dealer did not mean to do It; oh, no! it was unin tentional; chickens will knock a man's hat off un der the galvanic influence of a strong arm. It was an accident, of course! That small boy who pro pels his head into your stomach and nearly de prives you of the remaining stock of good temper left inside your vest has done It in the same acci dental way. The " heavy-weight" gent who treads unconditionally on your toes and forgets to apolo gize belongs to thesame remarkable class. But you are u patient man and can philosophi cally endure thee little rubs, when the world is fiillof so man larger and mo re serious ones; be sides you have a basket, and the objective point is w fill it. Here is material cnougli ; rounds of beef, haunches of mutton, piles of sirloin, and endless strings of sausage, mountains of vegetables, stacks orherbs.pyramids of bread, aud oceans of Jellies and pickles; goodiu-.s gracious I gardens of flowers, or chards of apple-, groves of oranges and lemons, ami then such a congress of fishes extra session v.ith representatives of every class, from Salt Kiver to the lemon-colored Potomac; each fitly represent it own element; the dandy perch, the greedy office-seeking pike, the green-back pick erris, the hard-money silver fish, the democratic tpots. republican sliad, and plenty of ex Cuugrva .salt mackerels, like their unfor nnatc protoiy.ies. hung up to dry; lob bying lobsters with their aggressive (clause), elavo aud indolent senatorial looking turtles and morose lesal claims are tightly closed in their argumentative shells. Surely here is enough pabulum to glut the appetite of any modern gour mand: but our basket is yet to be filled, and let us take breath and look around us once more. Here a-e clouds of wild ducks, canvasbaeks, turkeys, ai'd prairie chickens, English pheasant?, nnd Vir tamariuailsbylhc dozens rabbits andsquirrcls.and lioiee haunche of venison fresh from New York, food for the god or wealthy brokers, or those ei.icurtau maws that can swallow a salary of 'uit inousaua per annum. But never mind ; you aie not a millionaire, who subsists on herring and rack-era. but a jolly good liver and a salary "' spend; but our basket is unfilled. Here's tiKtantial fare for you: tons of smoked beef, jhtehesofbgcon, and pyramids of hams, rolls of bolognas, blocks of boned meats and hogshead eee. In all this variety there must be some- lung to buy. Inallthlsavnlauchaof good things, enough to feed an army, you can select out a bit or f worth picking at. So you how your head to the oniiiig bld-r.aud walk up meekly to a sausage vender. " Ue thee aiuages the regular thing, or manu aetured out of objectionable substances ? " t angular idea, sir; never heard of it before. -Mr sausages ate prime, first-claw, genuine fresh wi ana pork '" I do not doubt your statement," yoa respond, in wriuUd-iuauiieredway. "There are nopossi-o-'i'ie$, peihaps, of sausages being made out of rer tie meat or trichinae porkr (,erta'miynot." 'I'o you know," you pereist, faint-hearted and wavering, 'iiwt a certain Mrs. C .who lives .oru'Mviierc. aml 0.yns a ausage sl01,f advertises J the papers foryoang kittens?' j( --he warily a few-pets, dou'tyou see?"' explained 's wen's meat man, smiling at the simplicitv of tae suggestion ; that's all." flius enlightened you pas-on the even tenor of J our way. Yt.u i-ause bcfiDie a. bread stand, glance qmnngly at Mr. Doughface, feel of all the bread a rolls within your reach, smell of thetn to test 'neir punty, and mi:dly ask: " Is this bread made good merchantable flour, and lightened bv nat ural and healthy Ingredlcntar Our bread i innmir,1nttiwi nr . Kct ,.- sad we llse nouuuj to raise it but wholesome, pure W venture mildiy to iturgest that the trade wii purvhisf larg quantities of potash, soda wsi or baking powdery and hartshorn, and that er injurious poisons enter into the composition o-bakers-uread and cakes. i b,"?""irer'li I)0"Shf:Jf' " all gammon: bread v : its aU Pe. only people like to talk." murT,',1"? 1? "S1, my frioud' U's a11 1,urc'" J'ou ,tj , ' fetbI-v- " Xo nc. n point of fact, would van, i ESK'h P"50""; diking powders, f"" '"- Drp-VI.- f"r famili' -. al very harmless Pn'iaratiuufl.-' v eTmy ??a'1 lmrt "-'O"-'' responds Doughface; littlpw. u ocfclii011J". and now and then a enough ,ni aml a wt of Vienna yeast, but not Mjgu to Injure the health." Mow tr'e?ot- iimlyiab:airtUowItb the iiofr Ume' T'"e old-fashioned yeast is too What . " g" X understand; good day." MamespecIcieiiof moral courage you are that with a big fist, a muscular arm, and a 150 pound weight, you dare-not -Jell--the man 'tho honest truth, but go hobbling away as though you had been swindling everybody. Mr. Meatai politely bows to you as an old ac quaintance, and invithiglyTcfers you to his choice display of tenderioimyfirst-cut roasts, and tender lamb-chops; his meats are always tender, first class, and kept justlongeuough to suit your tastes ; no matter how critical your-appetite, he has some thing that will "just suit;"' he is so cheerful, ac commodating, and polite that -you Jiaven't the heart to tell him your last steak was tough enough to turn over an express wagon, and " those chops " delusive pounds of fat and bone; you are too weak-minded to let the imposter know that his corned-beef has the flavor ofsalted chips, but smile and talk politics with him as though he was the cleverest fellow in the world. Meatax No. 2 is a surly gentleman, who eyes you as though longing to dissect your physical anat omy. Meatax No. 3 doesn't believe there is any such diseases as rinderpest and sheep-rot. Meat ax No. -1 is jolly and red-nosed, and has a little story to tell you. But time Is passing and your basket is yet unfilled. The old customers are thinning off and their places usuncd by the boarding-house ladies the home-rulers who always drop in late to cheapen everything and profit by the market ers' inactivity dear, dainty little creatures, dressed in all the colors of the rain-bow, smelling of musk and night-blooming cereus, and ever wide awake, vigilant as a cat to purloin cream, with impassive, inflexible faces as were never seen in a market before. What lively spats these practical femininities are constantly having with the obtuse hucksters, as they critically taste this and smell of that, peering sus- piciously at measures, xveighing turkeys and cl.ick i n thci-rownfairJinnd ,astJ the mcrits 0 but.crw,thniirsrw3nnl,n, nnfl,1imnrninMvRiifilr. of buttcrwith pursed-up lips.nnd disparaginglyshak- mg their heads at everything and everybody. The day is wearing on, the crowd has gone, and market day is over. Ye gods! and your basket empty still! Yet how many there are who never appreciate the golden moments of time, and who, while gazing uncertain and doubtful on the great business of life, find earth's hopes and joys forever fading from their bight. How to Cure Colli. A medical journal tells how one man was cured of a cold: "ne boiled a little worm wood and horchound together and drank freely of the tea before going to bed. The next day he took five pilLs, put one kind of plaster on his breast, another under his arm, and still another on his back. Under advice from an experienced old lady he took all of these off with an oyster knife in the afternoon, and slapped on a mustard poultice instead. Then he put some hot bricks to his feet and went to bed. Next morning another old lady came in with a bottle of goose oil, and gave him a dose of it on a quill, aud an auut arrived about the same time with a bundle of sweet fern, which she made into tea and gave him every half -hour until noon, when he took a big dose of salts. After dinner his wife, who had seen a fine old lady of great experience on doctoring, in High street, gave him two pills of her own make, about the size of a walnut and of similar shape, and two teaspoonfuls of homemade balsam to keep them down. Theu he took a half pint of hot rum, at the suggestion of an old sea captain visiting in the next house, and steamed his legs with an alcohol bath. At this crisis two of his neighbors arrived, who saw at once that his blood was out of order, and gave him a half gallon of spearmint tea and a big dose of castor oil. Before going to bed he took eight of a new kind of pills, wrapped about his neck a flannel soaked in hot vinegar and salt, and had feathers burned on a shovel In his room. He is now cured and full of gratitude." AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. BY CHARLEY COOX. He got to Paris late at night, So tired he could not stand, He'd three valises by his side, A guide book in lijs hand. He singled out a hackman From the crowd said he, "My man, Just dtive me to the best hotel, Je suis American." Tlie jehn drove him to "the Grand" By route circuitous, And charged a price which was, well, By no means gratuitous. The stranger paid, then registered, -ma 10 ine cierK Degan, " I want the best room in the house, Je suia American." They showed him up to tweutv blank, Upon the parlor floor; Two candles on the mantelpiece, A gilt plate on the door. But ere he slept he mused lb. us His lucubrations ran, " To-morrow I'll make Paris howl, Je suis American." And mnke It howl he did indeed, From Concorde to Bastile. From Madelainc to Luxembourg ne raced, and at Mabille Wound up the day. But when one fair Smiled from behind her fan Seductively "No, no," said he, " Je suis American." Next day he to the summit of The Are de Trlomphe hied. "Veil, vat you zinks of zees?" Inquired A Frenchman by his side. " This ? this is nothing," answered he ; "Deny it if you can. You ought to see our Brooklvn bridge, Je suis American.'' "Into abided restaurant He chauced to drop one day; Tlie waiter's jargon fairly too'k His appetite awav. "Confound these dishes! cooked," said he, "On the odious Frenchman's plnu; Give me a plate of pork and beans, Je suis American." Where'er he weut. whate'er he did, 'Twos always just the same. He couldn't, it appeared, forget The country whence he came. And when at-home again, his eyes Familiar scenes did scan, He doffed his hat, " Thank God," lie cried, " Je suis American." VACANCIES. When some politicians are weighed thoy are found wanting every office in which there is a vacancy. "Why is it easy to break into an old man's house? Because his locks arc few and his gate is broken. You can be cremated for $45 in Xew York.and people there are just dying to be burnt. BoJun Transcript. The English papers have always been short of the article that could write an article that is short, Boilon Transcript. An astronomer says: "This is the best time of year for observing the planet Mer cury." Thank Heaven, this time of year is good for something. Botton Post. Xew York consumers have com plaiued so bitterly of the high price of coal that the dealers have kindlj- reduced the "wages of coal shovclers. I'hBaddplua Szics. A Boston young lady who went to Washington with matrimonial intent and returned single said if she had been a hit there she would not have been a miss here. Boston Tost. During the Mardi Gras celebration the Galveston galoons did a rushing business. Gil hooly said to a bar-keeper: "I suppose you all made hay while the sun shone!" "We didn't make hay, but we sold a good deal of rye," replied the bar-keeper. Oalvcston Keics. Paragraphers may say some pretty mean things about some of their fellows and fef- lnirmrOGnniranil tlimi YtMt fllAV rlAn'f WMti if AUI.l..J'n.- ..H.. U..U ...v., U. ...Wj UV.U W .U... ... Not alwnvs unless a mean tning is sam about a meanfelfow; and then the truer it is the meaner it may sound. Korritlotcn Herald. A debating society has tackled the question : " Is it worse to think yon'vo reached the top, when there is one stair more, than to think there is one stair more when you've reached the top, and bring your foot down so hard that it tingles for four hours?" Boston Post. Education doesn't always make the pot boil. A man was sent to the poorhouse over in Oakland the other day who spoke French and German fluently. If he had also known Spanish he would probably have starved to death long ago. Next to the small-pox the most dangerous thing to possess on this coast is brains. gan lirancisco Post. A New Hampshire farmer recently agreed to sell his farm for $2,000, but when the day came ho told the expectant purchaser that his wife was in hvsterics about tho trade, and he "guessed he'd have tobackont." The purchaser complained, and finally asked how much more would induce him to sell. "Well." replied the tliriftv son of the Granite State, "give me 5250 more and we'll let her cry." Boiton Transcript " Is your programme full, MissBeede orusherf' asked a young man of a Western damsel, who had ju?t struggled out of the refreshment room with disappointment in her eye and an order of dances in her hand. "Programme full?" said tho daughter of the setting snu. " Waal, 1 guess not! I haven't had nothing but a piece of cake and au ice-cream, .in' that don't go far toward fill Ingmy programme, I can tell you." Boston Com mercial ButUiin. An excited convert "Let me out! let mo out! I've got salvation!" sobbed athin man, in a many-pocketed ulster, up at the M. and S. meeting tho other night, as he wedged toward the door. " Let me go home aud bear the blessed tid ings to inv unbelieving wife." But all the same a suspicious detective jammed him up against the wall and unloaded from his pocket three watches and five pocket-books, after which the services went on. & m Francisco Post. "Deacon" said the widow as she gentlv stroked in a feline maimer the Maltese tabby that evidentlv lay in her lap for that pur pose, " don't vou long lor spring, with its balmy breath, its warm sunshine and its gentle showers, which awakens nature and puts life into every thing thnt has laid cold and dead during the long winter and brings everything tip out of the cold, cold grcuua into ugnt ana ine; bu, uutuiy. widow," responded the old deacon, " you know I buried rarkcondAvifemstfU."-?occri&-aa. 1; MURDER OF PETER III, ALEXANDER'S GREAT GRANDFATHER. How He Was Brutally Slain, as Was His Son and His Great Grandson Details and Incidents of the Assassination An Inter esting Article. Written for TIx JiepuWcan The Empress Catherine II. of. Eussia" was the Princess Sophia Augusta von Anhalt before hermarriage to her cousin, Charles Frederick, Duke of Holstcin Gottorp, whom his aunt, the Empress Elizabeth of Itussia, had chosen for her successor, having created him Grand Duke of Russia. In adopting the Greek communion he took the name of Peter, afterward Peter III., and his consort that of Catherine Alexiewna. She was born in May, 1729, and brought up by her mother in the most simple manner. Her union with Peter was an ill-asorted and unhappy match. Catherine was handsome, fond of pleasure, and at the same time clever, ambitious, bold, and unprincipled. Peter was greatly inferior to his wife in abilities, irresolute and imprudent. Inconsequence of many disagrcements with his wife, as soon as became to the throne by the death of the Empress Eliza beth, he began to talk of repudiating Catherine, who was theu living in retirement at Peterhoff, some twenty miles from St. Petersburg, on the shore of the Gulf of Finland. Since that time the Emperor Nicholas has rendered it, by the expendi ture of vast sums of money, the most BEAUTIFUL AND CHARMING SrOT in all Russia. Peter had caused a large building tobe-crccted, which it began to bo surmised that he designed for the reception nnd imprisonment of Catherine after her disgrace and divorcement. The suspicions of the Empress Catherine were now converted into alarm. ' Peter dismissed her from the court aud sent her into one. of tho most re tired apartments at Peterhoff, where she passed her time in meditating how to escape from the fate that threatened her by hurling her husband from the throne. In the meantime a conspiracy had been formed by the enemies of Peter aud the friends of Catherine. The five brothers Orloff formed the center of this conspiracy, among whom Gregory played the chief part. The Princess Dash kof, tlie warm friend of Catherine was, moreover, thesoulof the whole conspiracy. They first gained over Count Panin, who was the chief tutor of the Grand Duke Paul, aud several other men of great influence. The conspirators had at first no fixed plan ; they postponed the execution of their project from time to time. The King of Prussia warned Peter of what was about to be attempted, but Peter had sunk at that time into an inconceiv able degree of apathy and supineness. Sud denly an event occurred which threatened in stant discovery and destruction to all engaged in tlie plot. Passik. who had offered to assassi nate Peter, had imprudently half revealed the conspiracy, and was immediately ar rested and imprisoned. He was placed in a room under a strong guard, but he contrived to write with a pencil on a scrap of paper: "riSOCEED TO EXECUTION THIS INSTANT, OE WE ARE UNDONE." ' Giving the paper to a man ut the door, who was a spy in the employ of the Princess Dashkof, the man hurried with the paper to his mistress. Convinced of the danger, the energetic Princess, disguising herself in a man's great-coat, hurried forth, and caused orders to be conveyed to the officers in tho conspiracy to repair, without a moment's delay, to their regiment, the IsmaelofiVkl Guards, and re main at their posts in order to receive the Empress at the suburbs of the city. She also desired Orloff to fly like lightning to Peterhoff, and entreat the Empress to place herself instantly in a post-carriage, which she would find in readiness, and drive to tho quarters of the Ismaeloflski Guards, whom she woidd find waiting to proclaim her as sovereign, and to escort her into the capital. Alexis Orloff undertook the dangerous commis sion of going to bring the Empress from Peterhoff. It was two o'clock in the morning when Catherine was roused from a profound sleep. To enable her the more easily to escape, in the event of discovery of the conspiracy, Catherine had taken up her lodging in n snmmer-house In the grounds of the palace. Gregory Orloff had given his brother Alexis a key to this summer-house, nnd he it was who had aroused the Empress. "Your Majesty has not a moment to lose," he exclaimed, "GET READY TO FOLLOW ME?" andthenlnstantlyretircd. The Empress, somewhat aIarmed,caliedherconfidant,Tvauova. They hastily dressed themselves in such a manner as to avoid being recognized by the sentinels about the pal ace; a carriage was waiting, belonging to the Princess Dashkof. Catherine trusted her safety to the conspirator; she and her companion reached the carriage unobserved. Orloff then took the reins and drove off with the speed of a madman. So relentlessly did he urgo the horses forward, that after a time they fell exhausted upon the road, and remained unable to move. The distance to St. Petersburg was still considerable, and such was the imminent danger of delay that they resolved to proceed on foot. Before they had gone far they met a peasant driving a light country cart. Alexis Orloff seized the horses, the man ran away in alarm, the Empress and her attendant got into the vehicle, and again they started, with such speed as they could urge the animals to accomplish. Soon they were met by another carriage, contain ing Gregory Orloff, who, on the rack of expecta tion, and alarmed at the non-appearance of the Empress, had hurried forth to meet her. Recog nizing her in an instant, he called out that the con spirators only waited for her presence to proceed to action, and then hastily drove on to receive her in St. Petersburg. There Catharine arrived at seven inthemorning. Procecdingtothesoldiers' quarters, she addressed them, asking their assistance. She spoke that the Czar had intended to put her to death that very night, together with her son, and that she had so much confidence in their dlsposi tion as to put herself into their hands. The whole garrison of St. Petersburg was in a few hours brought over to her cause, and, followed by im mense masses, proceeded to the cathedral, where the archbishop of Novgorod, in waiting, placed the Imperial crown upon her head and proclaimed her sovereign of all the Russias, by the name of Catherine II. PETER, IN TIIE MEANTIME, seems to have been perfectly ignorant of the revo lution which had taken place in St. Petersburg. By the advice of the old Marshal Munich, Peter re solved to go overtoCronstadt, in full view of St.Pe tersburg, where his large fleet lay at anchor. Two yachts were hurriedly prepared for the departure of himself and court; but it was too late. Cathe rine, aware of the importance of securing the fleet in her favor, dispatched Admiral Talitzen to take the command of it in her name. On the 29th of June, 17C2, the imbecile monarch wrote and solemnly signed his abdication and renunciation of the crown of Russia. The self-deposed monarch had been placed in the custody of Count Alexis Orloff and an officer named Taploff, who entered his apartment and asked per mission to dine with him. The unsuspicious mon arch readily consented, and, according to the Rus sian custom.wlne-glasses and brandy were brought in before dinner. When Taploff amused the Czar with some triflfng discourse Orloff secretly poured some poison into the glass intended for the Czar. Peter drank the deadly poison offered to him without mistrust, and was immedi ately taken with most acute pains. The unhappy man then discovered their terrible design; a struggle followed. Orloff, a man of I great strength, had thrown the Em peror on the floor, when Barinski terminated his life by strangulation. The following day it was publicly announced that the Emperor was dead. The same day Catherine published a manifesto, and legally toot hold of the reins of the govern ment. She ruled the Russian empire till Novem bers, 1796, which day she died suddenly from a stroke of apoplexy. After her demise her son Paul ascended the throne of the Romanoffs, who, owing to the hatred of the nobility, was assas sinated In bis bed-room, and afterward left his throne to his son, Paul III, the brotherof Nicholas, the father of the late slain Alexander. ALBERT VON MOTZ. THE CZAR'S WIVES. Ills Morsrnaatic 3Inrrlarre with the Prin eehs DoljfottrJtl. Alexander IT., the late Czar of Russia, was first married April 28, 1S41, to his cousin, the Princess of Hesse-Darmstadt, Maximiliana Wil helmina Augusta Sophia Maria, daughter of the Grand Duke LudwigIL The bride was then nearly seventeen years of age, having been born August 8, 1824. She was by education a Protestant, but after she exchanged her long German name for the Russian one of Maria Alexandrovna she embraced the orthodox Greek Church, of which she ulti- mately-became an enthusiastic votary. TheEmpress passed.'quielly away about a year since in the Winter Palace, and was buried with befitting solemnities. Shortly after this tho Czar concluded a morganatic marriage with the Prin cess Dolgourki. This princess belongs to one of the oldest and most aristocratic famiUc: of Russia. She comes of a princely stock, which is counted among the Rurikovitchi, the descendants of Rurik, theVaraglan or Norse founder of Russia. In point of high birth, in fact, the house to which the Princess Dolgourki belongs surpasses even the race of the Romanoffs, who reigned down to Eliza beth, and then, through Anna, tramferred the crown to the Holsteln-Gottorp line. fcome Jl,teen eare a3 "e" "l ETinfl to grow close and firmer, it provoked more and Some fifteen years ago, when tlie intimacy began more the displeasure and hostility of the late Em press, the more the probability of its .permanancc Increased. It was not till some years had elapsed that the Empress relaxed her opposition to a con tinuance of the connection, the chief reason of the chauge being that the influence of the favorito was understood to be exercised in such a way that tlie monarch, who by no means lacked a fair share of the characteristic passionate qualltlcs'of his race, was probably preserved thereby from something worse. In this conviction the decased Cariua, to ward the last, not simply tolerated, but, if any thing, rather encouraged and fostered the liaison. The Czar himself becaracso devoted to the Princess thai at length he could not endure her absence from his company. The visits to Em, the social life of the Czar at the " Four Towers," aud his devotion to the Prin cess and family there are not unknown in Ger many. The longer the relation was maintained the more attached did the Emperor become to the family, the happiness of whose heads would seem to have been perfect bu for the missing sanction of law and morality. The Czarina devoted herself more and more exclusively to the church and works of religion and piety, leaving the domestic hearth and family life more and more in the hands of the Princess. At length the latter occu pied a splendid suit of apartments in the Winter Palace at St. Petersburg, above the rooms occupied by the Czar himself. The new family relations into which the sovereign thus openly entered could harly fail to exercise some iuflueuce'on pub lic life. Before long the Princess was induced, by solici tations from dignalaries of thestafe and by peti tions from less influential persons, to use her in fluence with the Czar in matters of public concern. Thus it came to pass tliat'In the upper story of the Winter Palace a kind of regular but separate court gathered together. Here Russian statesmen were to be seen crowding almost as eagerly as to the real court, a story lower. Here, in fact, state busi ness was transacted quite as effectively ns the regu lar ministerial offices of the Empire. The Czar himself,, indeed, requested of the courtiers that they should wait on the Princess and show their respect and devotion to her; and such a wish was, of course, not neglected., Only the legitimate members of the Imperial family looked with jealousy on the intruder aud held aloof from the Courtof the Upper Story. When It was observed that the Empress' illness was as suming a threatening aspect, it was regarded as a certainty that as soon as death had restored the Czar his freedom of action it would not be long before ho would marry the Princess Dolgourki. Hardly had the Empress' decease taken place last spring when all eyes were directed to the upper story of the Winter Palace. It was, however, with genuine surprise that, four months after the death of the Czarina, St. Petersburg heard it whispered that the sovereigu had led his second consort to the altar. THE BOY AND THE BRAVE; Or, the Kavngo Combat la the Ciloonij- JllDKlC. Brightly the golden glare of the noon tide snn beat down on tlie prairies and canyons of Brooklyn. The heavy snows of a hard winter lay on the bunch and buffalo gras3, and down the fis sures of the rocky mountain side the stormy tor rents poured resistlessly. Ferdinand Dc I.eon gazed upon the beauties of nature with a cloudy brow. Fourteen snmmers i had invested lilm with noble ambitions, not alto gether disconnected with buffalo and Indians, aud as he gazed across the valley in which he lived, his face turned stern and cold, for he remembered that the buffalo were traveling further to the south, and his faithful runners had told liim that the Sioux In the Northwest were falling like plums Into the hands of their enemies. His young soul panted as the swift thought of vengeance hurried through his burning brain. "And this is the pay of a pirate!'' he muttered. "For years I have roamed the stormy coasts of our streets, and yet no scalp decorates my belt. My wigwom shows no sign of the chase. I tee the trail of the enemy on every hand, but he eludes me. Enough of this. I must have blood 1 In the deep jungle underneath my house dwells E-Toucha-Oappe-Miime-Kua, and ere yonder sun has tipped the spire on Ftdton canyon I will have his hair!" Tho young warrior turned and went into the house, but the smile on his compressed lips boded no good to the savage chief upon whom he had fixed his vengeance. Ferdinand De Leon, the Screech Owl of the Third ward, was a terror to his bailiwick. He had never killed anybody particularly, but he had bossed around considerably, and the gloomy glance of hh eye had warned more than one settler that he was dangerous when aroused. The dusky maidens of the surrounding friendly tribes had contem plated him with favor, but they brought no incense to his thirsty soul, which nothing but blood could satisfy. E-Toncha-Oappe-Minne-Kua had ever been his friend. In the long days when Ferdinand was out of a job, he had sat on the old chief and ate pickled oysters, and many a hole he had bored in the stomach of the wary savage when, in his inventive days, he had tried to fit a hinge on the broom-handle that it might fold up and be used as a clothes-pin. But the hour of friendship had passed out upon the sea of war, and the solitary Indian was doomed. "Thou'lt have work before night, my trusty Brown Bess," muttered Ferdinand, the Screech Owl, as he tenderly stroked the sympathetic barrel of his faithful revolver. Then, as if ashamed of tho momentary feeling of softness, he thrust the weapon into his jacket-pocket and plunged into the jungle under his house. Far away in theshadowy corner he saw his prey lying upon the ground. In the dim and fitful light of tho nickering gas-jet it looked like a log, but Ferdinand knew better, and embarking upon his light canoe, with a slight-movement of his sturdy arm he sent the frail bark far out into the middle of the gloomy cellar. " Think not to deter me," he muttered, as he sat in the coal-bin and rested on his paddle. "There is not room for thee and me in this canyon. Art heeled?" The Indian made no response, but lay quiet in his ambush of shadows. "Prepare to die !" shouted the brave boy, scorn ing to take his enemy by surprise ; and, holding oue hand over the muzzle of his trusty Brown Bess to deaden the report, lest it alarm the neighbor hood, he turned his head from the sickening sight and blazed away. " I thought not to die so young," said Ferdinand, as several friendly tribes carried him out of the cellar and lain him out on a stool in his wigwam. I had hoped Is he dead ? " he asked, interrupting himself. " He fain still livcth," said the medicine man, " if you mean the log down cellar," and he yanked the bullet from Ferdinand's fist. "You can go seven more fingers and two thumbs on him," and the faithful servant turned away. And the peaceful night fell upon the canyons and prairies of Brooklyn; fell upon the dismal jungleln which E-Toncha-Minne-Kuasleptpeace-fully; fell upon the wigwam In which the Screech Owl of the Third ward lay in calm, pale agony, try ing to swap his trusty Brown Bess for a roll of sticking plaster. DISTRICT COURTS. supreme court op tite district chief jus tick Cabtter akd Justices Haoskran-dJamks. Mr. S. A. Cox. or Maryland, was admitted to the bar. Cahlll vs. Colnll ; assigned for Monday. Mayhow vs. Ruppert; motion to enter judgment, and hearing fixed for March 2i John ILStewart was appointed a constable. Joslah Millard resigned as a constable, and Henry D. Pfell was appointed In his stead. Circuit Court Justice MacAkthub. Alexan der vs. French; Judgment by default. Patch vs. White; verdict for defendant. Probate Court Justice Haoer. In re will of George M. Hay; will admitted to probate aud letters ofadmlnistration Issued toE. S. Hutchinson; bond, $5.00); the estate Ls left to the executor. In re estate ofG. W.Clarke: order granting letters of administra tion to J. A. Keech. In re estate of L. B. Dickson: letters testamentary Issued to J. II. May. In re estate of George McDermott; letters of administration Issued to Eugene McSweeny. In re James and Mary Hamilton : W. F. Scala appointed guardian to the orphan children. In re W. H. Kuhns; Louis K. Browne appointed guardian. Last will of Andrew Hancock filed for probate and record. Last will of Richard Wallach filed for probate and record. Last will of Mary Siorosa filed for probate nnd record. Iu re estate or Samuel E. Lewis; list of debts due the estate returned br tho administrator. InreguardianshlpofludlanaGarner; JohnF. Garner removed as guardian aud Charles C Colison substituted. In re will of Richard Taylor, of Norfolk, V.; copy of will filed with the Register. In ro estate of D. A. Gardner: inventory of personal es tate returned by the executors. In re estate of Eliza beth L. Hlndmlrsli; inventory of personal estate re turned by administrator. In re will of Chris. Neu meyer; will admitted to probate. In re Mary E. Major, guardian; citation Issued return able March 2S. A number of accounts were presented by the Register, approved, and passed. REAL ESTATE. TUe Official Transfers of Yesterday as Recorded. Mr. J. F. Olmstead presents the following transac tions in real estate iu the District yesterday, as re ported to him by the Recorder of Deodar city property. On SI street north, corner Twenty-fourth street teenth streets wet : west hnlfofluts (20 feet by depth), square 103; Mahlon A&liford, trustee, to Charles C. Glover. SMS1.03. On H street nortn, neiween JMgnieenin and Nine teenth streets west; east half of lot 3 (20 feet by depth), iqnare 105: .hhiiiou .asnioru, irnsiee, 10 Anmi Glover. ?t,4GMS. On Sixth btrect cast. near. M street north; lot 43(18 bv 100 feet), square 829; Robert li Thompson to Am brose Terrell, ?7. GEORGETOWN". On Beall street, between High and Congress streets' part of lot 53 (east 20 by 120 feet). Bcair.s addition: also: onDunbarton street, near corner of Greene street' parts of lots 123 and 12G. Beall's addition; C M. Mat thews, trustee, to OeorgcT.Byng, nominal. MONETARY MATTERS. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL NEWS. Wall Street Transactions The Latest Quotations in Stocks and Bonds 'ew York and Bal timore Prodnce Harkets Condon and Paris Money Markets. The following observations on the transactions In the financial market yesterday, togetherwlth highest, lowest, and closing stock quotations, are furnished by tho banking-house of IC D. Cooke, jr., & Co., IKS K street, Washington. D. C: Tlie market has been so Inactive to-day and so en tirely void of outside pressures that there Is really nothing to say about it. The large manipulators are still holding aloof and letting the small local traders have the market all to themselves. At one time to day there was a slight activity, caused by a lictitflms report that the Secretary of the Treasury r.-.is going to buy JtO.OOO.uOObonds. The fallacy of this rumor was soon discovered, and the market ngaiu subsided Into its passive condition. Until we have some nuw influ ences we cannot possibly have any activity in tho market. At present there are no variations In prices other than the insignificant vibrations caused by "room" traders. The closing to-day shows an ad vance in two-thirds of the list of J;2l per cent., the latter Nahville and Chattanooga. The remaining third shovs a declinu of X ? per cent. The average zone of fluctuations to-day has not exceeded li por cent. Money loaned at 4I per cent. Total sales: Pacltlc Mail. 15.7W; Western Union. 6,300; do extended, 2,000; Northwest. S.eOO: Itocfc Ibland 700; St. Paul, 13.1)00; C. C & I. C, TOO; Krle. 3,000; Han! nibal and St. Jo, 1,500; preferred. TOO; Lake Shore, 11,400; New York Central. 301; Ohio and Missl!ppia 5,000; ITu.im Paciflc'4,800: Michigan Central. 1,700; Del aware and IIudon, 9,700; New Jersey Centra!. 8,200; Delaware. Lackawanna nnd Western, KJ.COJ. n ? fi Name of Mock. a s S 5 bo t o B 3 5 American District .... 61 iv 01 i C5 AtlantleamiracillcTel V W -tSJsi I ;!. American Union Tel..... 73 7!) 7'J I 79 Canada Southern 815; ftLV SI.1; ' 82 Chicago. Burlington and Q IK! 165 IffJ ' IS5 C. C. O. & I I. i C. C. & L C 24K 251J -Ki i 25 Chesapeakeand Ohio 2I,V 21,' 21?. ! 2451 Chi. St. P. 31. &U 44 II tl 44 do. preferred 10Ua 1UI; 101 101 M CVntral Pacific W SGV St. S6' Chicago. St. Imuis & IS. U 74 74K 74 7I.'i Del., l.ackav anna ifcW. liV 126IJ 125 126 Delaware aud Hudson liijf iJ2.'r ttO: 111?; Denver and Rio Grande. 103'; 103?; 10S " 103 Krle 47J( 43 47s; 4T?i Hannibal and St. Jo.... 5-'i Of. 55l4 -VAj do. preferred 102.S I03,r; 102l 103? Houston and Texas... . CO GG OS GO Illinois Central I inn,1; 137 Ky 13G?; Iron Mountain (!;; B5';i 84?; 63 Jake Shore 120; ;27?; 12C5iT 127,'; Louisville and JfasUvtlle X?4 j 5 ffi'i P25i Lake Erie and Western SW5 ! St,'. 33'a 53; Michigan Central 111,1; t 111?; ill,1; I liu; Morris and Essex 121V 1 121? 121?; ' 121?; Missouri, Kansas t Texas... 45Jj 45?; 4tS4 I i Manhattan Elevated 40 40?; X)?; 35?; Metropolitan Elevated 120 120 H9i t U9K New York Elevated YSH VS!)i T,. 127; New York Central 113 143 14J " 144?; Northwestern 123?; 123?; 122,1, 1223; do.prererrea" 1331; 133'; 133?; 133'; New Jersey Central I05V 103?; 105?f 105?; Nashvilleife Chattanooga !C W?; 92 94'; Northern Pacific. 43?; 49J4 40.V 49?; do. preferred 73.'., 73?; 73'; 73?; Ohio Central 32; 32"; 31?; 32 Ohio and Mississippi 44 41?; 43'; 44 JJ Ontario and Western 38 ,'; 35?; 36j; Pacific Mail 575; 59 57?; 53?., Rock Island 133 134.V 1S 134?; Reading tH; G4JJ 61V C4i SL lu, Alton aud T. II St. Paul 112?; ii2?; H2?; 112?; do.preferred 122?; 122,'j 122?; 122!; .San .Francisco 42); 42); 42?x 42?; do.preferred 64 Gt'i 64 64? : Union Pacific 119?; 119?J 119 119 Western Union 114?; 115V 111 lHJa do.extendeu 79); Wii 7B 79? AVabash. St. J nnd Pacific. 40 V 46?; 46j; 46?; do.preferred SsV 89 SSV 89 The following were the closing; quotations for Gov ernment bonds: GOVERXM12f r BOXDS United States! percent, coupon ....U.Vj'Qin1; United States 4 percent, registered mlliS United States 4 percent, coupon Ul.fSui;; United States 4,1; per cent. registered lll.VWlll.'J United States 5 ner cent, counon wir.(a.wi;i United States 5 per cent, registered 1U1?(&101; i? u niieti siaies currency sixes ...... . .13J United States sixes or 1831, registered. 102V102.', IBy Associated Press. STATE BONDS. Georgia 6"a 109 do. T"s, mort 110.'; do. Ts, gold ...... IIS Louisiana consols. KJ4 Missouri G's .. 109; St. Joseph 103 N. Carolina old 32'; do. new... 20,'i N. Carolina ftindmg. 12J uir. ai x in a o Tennessee ffs . 62,'; do. new ... B2 Virginia ffs. 32 do. new. 32 do. consolid'd... 113 do. deferred...... 15 .1 .. ..17 SUB-TBKASUKY BAI.AXC1S. Gold fS7,751,6S0 1 Currency. fl,-10,"92 Kkw York, March 18. Tlie Imports of dry goods for the week were $2,935,818, and theamount marketed ?2,S63,4ll. Money was more active at 3B per cent., and closed at 6 per cent. Exchange strong-, and the nominal rates were advanced ! per cent, to -taiii for GO days and 434 for demand, w lth actual business at 480J4'431 for long and 4S3 ISS.'i for short sight. Gov ernments quiet, but generally firm. SUUe bonds dull aud nominal. Railroad bonds active but irregular. Toward the close Boston, Hartford and Erie rose to CO'i; Toledo, Decatur and Burlington incomes, after rising to 4S,l3, dropped to 47J; Kansas and Texas sec onds rose to SS.'i, Denver and Rio Grande firsts to H6J3, and Iron Mountain seconds (preferred incomes) to 8G; do firsts (preferred Incomes) fell or to 9I,J. The stock market opened strong and generally higher, hut intheearly dealings prices declined H$:i percent. At the first board the speculation bwame strong and an advance was recorded, the upward movement continuing to the second board, when the improvement In values ranged from K to 3 per cent., Nashville and Chattanooga, Alton and Terre Haute, Canada Southern, Delaware, Lackawanna and West ern, Delaware and Hudson, Pacific Mall, and Lake Shore being most prominent therein. In the late deal ings a reaction of U1 per cent, took place, the latter in Pacific Mail aud Nashville and Chattanooga. At the close there was a fractional recovery in most cases. Toledo. Del. and Burlington rose 3 per cent, to :, and reacted to 29X- Total sales. 2C7.000 shares. In cluding Canada Southern. 3,000: Delaware, Lacka wanna ana esiern. uiiw: ueiaware aim iiuusou. 7,000; Iron Mountain, 8.U00: Lake Shore, 11,000; Louis ville and Nashville. 1,510; Manhattan Elevated, 7.00J; rr. n'-....m - ni n 8.W0; Texas Pacific, 2.5C0. Half fmore .Stock Board. B.vTiiiORK, March 13. Virginia sixes, deferred, 13; do consolidated, 81 J: do second series, 32; past due coupons, 94: new ten-forties, 50; Virginia ten-forties, coupon, !M,'J bid to-Jay. Foreign Mouey JXarfaet. Loxdok , March 18. Consols for money, 100 1-1C; for tho account, 1003-10. Bonds four and a half, ill1;; fives, 1& Atlautic and Great Western firsts, CS; do seconds. 31.1; Erie. 49; Pennsylvania Central, 68. Theamount of bullion withdrawn from tho Bank of England on balance to-day Is 2t9,000. PRODUCE MARKETS. Baltimore General Martlet. Baltimore, Starch 13. Cotton dull; middling, 10;c Flour active and very Arm; Howard street and Western super. 3 234 00; do extra, $4 53 00; do ramlly, $32-6 25; City Mills super, f3234 00; do ex tra, ?l 235 00; do family, f6258 50: do Rio brands, 5G0O823; Patapsco family, 700. Wheat-Southern higher and firm; Western bteady closing firm; South ern red,$l 18 120; do amber, $1 23127: No. 2 West ern winter red, spot and March, 121121J;; April, l21Ji1215i; May, $121f,'l 21,V: June,l20.",l 3; Juiy.fl lll 16. Corn Southern easier; Westernspot easier; futures higher and firm: Southern white, 57c; do yellow, 58c; Western mixed, spot, 572t5Sc; Starch, 5757c; April. 56-5fl5ic; Sray, M)i 5Xo; steamer, 6t;jS4?4C Oats activeand firm; Southern, 43c; West ern white. 47: do mixed, 45c; Pennsylvania, 46c Rye quiet at ?1 031 09. Hay steady; prime to choice Pennsylvania and Maryland, f is 00(5,19 00 per ton. Provisions firm, but quiet; mess pork old. $1550; new, $16 50; bulk meats loose shoulders and clear rib sides, none offering; do packed. B-'sS.'i'c; bacon shoulders, G?ic: clear rib sides, 9,'ic: hams, lKgliyc. Lard re filled. Ha Butter quiet: prime to choice Western, packed. I322c; roll, I822c Eggs fairly active at is 17c. Petroleum dull: refined, 8Hc Coffee easier and quiet Rio cargoes, ordinary to fair. 10tUc. Sugar steadv: A sort. Hifc. Whisky dull at SI 10O1 12. Freights to Liverpool ger steamer dull; cotton, 3-16 ;4'd: flour, 2 3d per ton; grain, 6d. Receipts fiour, 3,147 barreLs; wheat. 37,650 bushels: corn, 7G,sst bushels; oats, 250 bushels. Shipments wheat. 83,600 bushels; corn, none. Sales wheat, 530,565 bushels; corn, 237,793 bushels. Ncrr York General Market. New York, srarch 18. Cotton firm; sales of 2,2M bales; uplands, lOJic; Orleans, lie; weekly net receipts, 6.334 bales; gross receipts, 21,923 bales; exports Great Britain, 10,133 bales; France, 1,043 bales: the Continent, -63 bain; sales, 10,632 bales; in stock, 214,134 bales. Flour Southern steady and quiet; common to fair extra. 4 7o5 30; good to choice do, J5 257 23. Wheat feverish and unsettled; cash without decided change, closing weak; futures heavy and l2c lower; export demand moderate; ungraded red, ?1 20 1 30. Corn cash lots a shade better; options quiet and weak: un- graded, 5flK59K& Oats opened iKc belter; closed with the advance lost, beary and declining: No. 2, 44?J 45c Hops steady: yearlings, liaise. Coffee dull: Rio cargoes, 1013c. Sugar dull; refined in fair demand; standard A, Sc Molasses firmer and in better demaud; refining quoted nominally at 2930c .wee quiet ana uncnangea. Jtosin quiet at ft mrgi iu. Turpentine weak at 43c Wool dull and heavy o- mestic fleece. 3848c Texas. 14(S35c. Porkverrdirfl and nominally unchanged; middles dull; short clear, $5M8. Lard -without Important change, closing weak at $11 I2i;ll 15. Freights firmer. Just Received. A LARGE INVOICE OP inn iat ETCHINGS. IVI. II V 11 Uk Barlow's Art Gallery, 1225 Pennsylvania Avenue. mab L. HEDQBRUN'S Slice E3OTj.se. No. 402 fceventb. street, sign or The Old Woman jalO in the window. 55financiaC. HATCH & FOOTE, BANKERS, No. 12 WALL STREET,- NEW YORK. - WE BUY AND SEIYI. UNITED STATES BONDS, EXECUTE ORDERS IN STOCKS, BONDS. AND MISCELLANEOUS SECURITIES. AND TRANSACT A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS. INTEREST ALLOWED ON DEPOSITS. mal4-3m H. E. DILLINGHAM & CO., 3sL3aJs:ers a.n.dL Brolrers, No. 13 NEW STREET, NEW YORK, Buy and sell, either upon margin or for Investment, Railroad Stocks, Bonds, and other Securities usually dealt In In the New Yoric Slock Exchange. H. E. Dim.ikouau.X C G. White, R. H. PnK3. Memhcvor the N.Y. Exchanje. M.S. NicnoLs, (Or M- S. Nichols & Co.. Chicago), Special. rnaH-6m New York Stock Market: pnxr Orders in Stocks and In vestment Securities executed with dispatch. ST7-2 .ArD SZEXjXj " Government Bonds, Foreign Exchange, Coin, &c, &c. H. D. Cooke, Jr., & Co., BANKERS, lt29 F Street. ma2-tf a:E3aXS'2?3f A.1T Sc CO., Xo. 513 Seventh Street, REAI, ESTATE BROKERS. MONEY TO LOAN IN SUMS FROM J100 TO $,00u. decl3 INVESTMENT SECURITIES. If you want to buy or sell call on H. E. OPFJCEY, jaG-tf Cor. Fifteenth. and O streets, upstairs. MONEY LOANED At G, 7, and S Per Cent., ON SATISFACTORY SECURITY, apl-tf JOUNSHERMANifcCO. Spring Style Gentlemen' Hats, from Knox, Hatter, Fifth Avenue, New To rib Gentlemen's Dress Hats. Gentlemen' Derby Hats. Fine Soft Felt Hats. Youths' and Children' Hats, embracing all the latest patterns. Hat Repairing ljr experienced ivorlnnen. STINEMETZ, Hatter, 1237 Peima. Avenue. ma9-tf DUNLAFS FIFTH AYEHUE SPRING STYLE S-E-H-J-Ek-r -C-.f-.iI7 INTRODUCED TO-DAY BY W1LLETT & RUOFF, 905 Pennn. Avenue. ma3-tf SPRING GOODS AT DEYLIN & CO.'S, 1320 F Street. Three lmiulred and fifty different styles. All tlie Newest Tilings in the market. Sixty styles, ranging from $15 to 25 per suit, made to order. felS FINE UMBRELLAS For Iiadlcs and. Gentlemen, -A.T STIlTBd:ET37S, 133T PEITXA. AVEXTJE. m&9-tf Carpets ! Carpets ! 95c LOTVELIj INGRAINS. 75c TAPESTRY BRUSSELS. 2oc INGRAINS. 20c HEMP. At the Loir-Priced Carpet House. JULIUS LANSBURGH, ja!7 315 Seventh Street y. XV. 313 SEVENTH ST. N. W. Stoves, Furnaces, and Raw. SLATE MANTELS. REPAIRING PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO. "IV. II. HAUHOVEIt, 313 Seventh street N. W.S au20-tf 0EeOOK:HSB"", CHINA, GLASSWARE, Cutlery, Fine Plated Ware, and Houseiiirnisliing' Goods. COMPLETE STOCK-BEST PRICES. GOODS AT LOW jm:. w- ssvebidg-s, (Late Webb & Beveridge), mat4-6t No. 1009 PENNA. A VENUE. Established 1SH. W -P. OXiELEr, (Late L. F. Clark Sons), Dealer in Foreign and American Paper Hangings, "Window Shades, Mattings, &c. 1113 STREET fcT. "STvT-fel7-6m ,TfiifiIJO RESTAURANT. nil niiflnci-K-filinn ESTABLISHED . 1234 PEXXA. AVEJTUE. maS-tf EASY FEET, &c. The wfce Tor health on dally walks depend. DR. WHITE'S establishment, 1416 Penns; WiUard's Hotel, is patronl Known personages, ainonir mem tuenurnest medical. 1 Judicial, political, military, and naval disnitarles of ! Uua and representatives, or leadiug foreign countries. I Foot Surgery, Corns, Bad Naas.ic. i'ee, fl per visit 1 flvanta avenue, opposite , cordednmime-yurenmw-iwji; wai luHoreneixneq sed by thousands oYwell-! ther If deslraL EnveIoies coutainlmj bids must b4 rCmws em e.nfs. NATIONAL THEATRE. LAST TWO PERFORMANCES-TO-DAY AT 2 TO-NIQHT ATI - OF TIIE JOLLY FUN-MAKERS. THE TOURISTS THE TOURI5T3 IN A PULLMAN PALACE CAB. IN A PULLMAN PALACE CAR. MATINEE TO-DAY AT 2 . JS55At oar usual Cheap Matinee Prices.-& Admission to Dress Circle. 23 cents forall no secured scata first come, first served. Lower floor, 60 and 75 eents Wltn no extra charge Ear secured seats. r isht performances at popular prices. Monday, March 21. RICE'S SURPRI3K PARTY. presentlnK during the week HORRORS. REVELS. HIAWATHA. und BABES IN THE WOOD. Ford's Matinee and Night. Matinee Milton Nobles Mau or the Peopuv Matinee Milton Nobles 2lan or the People. Matinee Milton Nobles Man of the People. Matinee Milton Nobles Man of the People. Matinee Milton Nobles Man of the People. Received on Thursday and Friday nights wtlh tuft bounded enthusiasm. Powerful Play Artistically Acted. Reserved orchestra ,, , - 50 cents. Balcony . ..only 23ceaU. TO-NIG HT. LAST TIME TO-NIGHT MILTON NOBLES GREAT PLAY. THE PHCENUC The Great Fire Scene! Startling Situations! Masnificently Mounted I The Phx-ulx never -tat Monday. MR. JOHN S. CLARKE. nKIR-AT-LAW nnd TOODLES, FORD'S OPERA HOUSE. j. s. CLARKE'S "WEEK OF COMEDY commences jaoJTDAY, 3IARCn 31. The eminent American Comedian, Mr. w . S- C'Ij--Ewi-3 IN HIS FAMOUS IMPERSONATIONS. which DELIOUTED THE ABLEST ENGLISH CRITICS. and KEPT LONDON LAUGHING FOR HUNDREDS OF NIGHTS at the TIIEATItE ROYAL. HAYMARKET. MONDAY, DR. PAXGLOSS and TOODLES. Places can be secured on and after Thursday. t&" The prices will not be increased. matKt ROLLER SKATING RINK. Saturday, march 19, 1881. Special Matinee, with Music, for Children, at 2:30 p. m. mal7-.1t FROFEbSOR A. K. CARPENTER-" MARVELS and Fun or Mesmerism." Titlimadge HaH.everT night till March 2fi. Potmlar prices. Matinee Satur day at 2 p. m. Ticket- on sale dally at Tallmadga UaO. malT-St THEATRE COMIQCE-Mondav. March R Nightly, and Tuesdn v and Friday Matinees. Engagement of tna Great Comedian (1EORUE a. CHARLES, in lita great drama, the -skeleton Hand? Frank: McNLsh. Leiand Sisters. Healy and Saun lent, Alfred Llston, R. G. Allen, Joe MIHcr.W. H. Dan vera. P. M. Allison, and our great stock company in tfcs grandest bill of tho season. 30 Star Artists 30. United States Marshal's Sale. BY VIRTUE of a writ of flerl factw.bsued ootsT the clerk's olce of the Supreme Court or tb District of Columbia, and to me directed. I will sell at Bubuc sale, for cash, at the Court-Home door of said listrict, on MONDAY, the 21st day of March. IS8J, si 12 o'clock m.. all the rlsht, title, claim, and interest of the defendant. Louts V. Ritchie, In aud to the fol lowing described property, to wit: Lots numbered 26, 37. 33, 3D. In Blake and Eeily subdivision of square numbered 191. in the city of Washington, said District; and part of lot ITS, Beatty fc Hawkins addition to Georgeto n. said Dbtric described as folloivs: Beginning on Frederick atrest. at line dividing the bouse on thLt parcel from tb house on the south, thence north 16 teet, thence cast 9t feet, theneesouth 16 feet, thence west to the begin ning: together with all and ttiugular the inutrova iuents thereon, levied nnou aa the property of Loala W. Ritchie, to satisfy execution No. ltf.BIO atlavr.Ut favor of James Manogue, use of Fred'fc W. Jon, irnsiee. FREDK. DOUGLASS. U.S.MarhaL ma-dts Government Sale of Old. Material, Treasury Dbprtitent, Oflice of Supervising Architect. Mnrch 16. 1S8L r I THERE will be offered ror sale at public audio-, J. at 3 o'clock p. m., WEDNES DAY. March 23, a) the Treasury Department, a lot of old material, con sisting hi part of four Steam Bollec. ons Donker Pump, one Safe, Scrap Iron, Brass, Copper, and Lead. Terms of sale: Cash on delivery. The right Is reserved to reject any bid If deemed far the best interest of the Goveruxu eut to do so. The articles can be seen and schedule thereof ob tained upon application at tills oflice. JAS. G. TTTT.T. mal8-2t Supervising Architect. Commissioners' Sale. ofi'icx of tkk commimio.vkes, District ok Coloxbia. WASUjNftTOX, March 17, 1831. rf PURSUANCE of the third and sixth sections d act of Congress approved March 3, 1S3I, the fot lowing property of the Dktrlct wilt be offered ftormls at public auction on THURSDAY, the 3Ut instant, la front or the premises, commeneiug at 3 o'clock p. in with the lot first named herein, aud continuing in tM following order: IN" WASHINGTON: All of lot three (3). in square three hundred and eighty two (3X!), and improvements thereon, know as the Central Guard-House, situated on loiiisin. avenue, between Ninth and Tenth streets uorthwtst, containing 10,594 square feet of ground, more or lesa. Part of lot three (3),sqaare four hundred and ninety (4T0), situated on the north side of C street, between Four-and-a-half aud Mxtb streets northwest, coatahv Ing 4,272 square feet of ground, more or less. A certain parcel in smara south of square one hun dred and eighty-one (lid), beginning at a point on tat north side ot N street northwest, forty-eight foet tw Inches west of the west -line of Sixteenth stret, run ning thence long N street westerly eighteen recti thence northerly sixty-two and fourteen hundredth feet to Massachusetts avenue: thence southeasterly along said avenue nineteen and sixty-nine hundredth feet; thence fifty-four and twenty-seven hundredths feet south to the point of beginning onN street. IN GEORGETOWN: Part of lots forty-seven (47), forty-elxht (4S), a-4 forty-nine (43), in sqnare thlrty'(30), with linprore meats thereon, being the old Town House and No. 8 Engine House: Provided, That the Engine Ho-M may be ued by the District until a new Engine Hois Is constructed: but the nurcliaser shall be allowed rental therefor at the rale of six per cent, on tba purchase money for suoh use. Prt of lot twohundredand forty-Uvs (), la sqoa-i ninety-nine (99). The terras of sale are one-half of the purooaff money In cash and balance in six and twelve monthk with futerest at six per cent., neenred by deed or trcst on the prqpertypurehased. A deposit of one hundred dollars down at time of sale will be required upon each piece of property Bold, The Commissioners" reserve the right to reject any and all bids if. In theirjudgment, the property offr does not hrlm; a fair market price. By order ofthe Commissioners. WILLIAM TLNDALL, Sacretary. malS-FriiSat4t Critic, Star, and Post: Two suocadalv timea eacfe week for two weeks before date of sale. 7roposaCs. Proposals for Summer Uniforms and Hats. DETAKTJIKNT 09 MSTSOPOLTTAS' POMCE, Office of Major and Superintendent, 20- Four-and-a-hair street N. W.. Wasu-inoto. D. a, March 14. 133L SEALED PROPOSALS will ba recclvesi at thU ofHce nntll 12 o'clocfc m.TlTESDAr, 29th InsU.at which hour they will be opened, tor furnishing this department with two hundred (200) Unifsrms. mors or less, 10 measure. ior summer wear o: -ieiropoiu& Police, viz: Frock coat, sack coat, pantaloons, an vest. The frock coat, sack coat, and pantaloons to M made of the best quality or navy-blue flannel. Indigo bl ne dyn,. and to welch not less than twelve (IS) ounces to-the yard: fifty-two f52) pairs of the pants loons, more or less, to lie reinforced. The vest to Iks made of best quality of white duct. . The saraacnts to be cut in accordance with the reg ulations ror uniforms to be worn by the Metropolitan Police Force. Sealed proposals will be received and opened at same time for two hundred and thirty-live t235) Hats, more or less, for summer wear of the Police Force. Sample of material and hats must accompany bids. The contracts to be completed within twenty-five (5) days from date of award. Payment for the clothlns to be made in three. (3) monthly Installments, on com pletion of the work. Payment for the hats to ba made on 1st of month following delivery. The right to reject any or all bids is reserved. Bidders arc Invited to be present at the opening of bids. For further In formation apply to Captain O. S. Capt; .alt vernon. inspecior Metropolitan "t By order of CommUsJonen. D. C WM.G. BROCK. malO!lS MaJoTand Sup't Metropolitan Police. Proposals for Construction of Jfcw Carp Pond in Monument Lot. ExniNEEB Department, District of Columbia, Waskinoto , March 18, 1831. BY direction of the Board of Commissioners sealed proposals will b received at this ofttc until EI o'clock m.oa MONDAY. March -3.1S3I. to tbe construction of new Carp Pond u the Monunieos Lot in this city. Blank forms or proposals and specifications canba obtained at this office, together with all necessary la formation, upon application therefor, and bids upon these forms will alone be considered. W.J. TWINING. Major Of En jiiioers V. S. A., maUVt Engineer Commissioner D. C Proposals for Coal and Wood. DooKXr's Okfjck, Housk REFBKSKNTATIY-H Vs I TKl Stvt2. Washixoton-, D. C. March 13, 1881. SEALED PROPOSALS will le received at tliis oilica till 12 o'clock noon 011 TULItSDAY, March 84 next, for the delivery to the United States House ol Representatives and for storing iu vaults of south wiiiorcapitoleisht hundred ($). tons best qnalltr White Ash Furnace Coal, one huudred (100) cords Spruce Pine Wood, and sixty (0J) coU Oak Woods all to b dollvercd aud stored 011 or before FRIDAY, April 15; itoraso and Government inspection at bid der"s coat. Coal to weigh pounds per ton and. Wood to measure 12S cubic net per cord. Tlie rlghj tn nrmnt nr ri-tpct auv excess ill ouuiitity and to re jectauy auu an i ioci. .. ... vuivunucui. Oak Wood must be sawed in two cuts, aud all wood ... . ., 1, I.?.,.. ... a...r.i...n. t ... .l.u H ....... na... dressed to mal9-3t .. .. CTIAS. V. FIKrlD. Door.'tti per House of Reprtsscctatlvts. - - . m . . M Tfe . ...-.nf. .. . 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