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Sl'e-.'i-nlJ- uj.aj." " i ."iJr,;af.AA4'Kiiiiji4.i, w awEsyHS!e4jssBssiSsefe t , It. H U I ATIONAL KEPUBUCAN. Monday, February 11, 1861. A WORD TO BUSINESS MEN. This paper has now a circulation in this city larger than all the city papers combined, with tho exception of one, and therefore affords n most excellent ndtertising medium. Tin: An-Ain at Little Hock. Tho probability, upon all the information by telegrams in respect to Little Rock, is, that if the arsenal has really been occupied by State troops, it has been done, in good faith, for tho protection of the property against mobs. Tennessee. Telegrams received in the city last evening announce an overwhelming victory of the Union party in the election of Saturday. The State sustains her Senator, Mr. Johnson. The vote in Nashville was almost unanimous for the Union. Memphis, the stronghold of the Secessionists, has probably gone for the Union. 'Private advices from Montgomery say that Ministers have been appointed by the Congress, in session in that city, to represent the interests of the Southern Confederacy in Europe. (&" On Friday last, a bill passed both Houses of the Pennsylvania Legislature, unanimously, to guaranty the loans of tho United States to the amount of the " surplus revenue " deposited with that State, being twenty-eight hundred thousand dollars. . 49 The Louisiana Convention voted, February 8, to continue the present duties on sugar, but this action is overruled by the Southern Congress now sitting at Montgomery. iQpFrom December 29, 1800, to January 31, 1861, the cash duties received at Charleston were only $14,000. Tho exports were $900,000, against $3,000,000 for the corresponding period a year ago. t&r A telegram from Montgomery, February 9, says : " No proposition for a compromise with the North or a reconstruction of tho old Government will be entertained." "Thurlow Weed declines the appointment of member of the Peace Congress. 89" Ex-Governor Wiso is out in another letter. He says : " General Scott had better take care, or I will lake the field, and take the feathers off his peacock pride." He also says : " I would claim our capital and our (lag as belonging to those who have kept the covenants of the Constitution, and not to those who have broken them : and will fight General Scott himself to defend them both." BSf Colonel Hayne, who returned homo Friday morning, left behind him a letter to the President so insolent in its character, that it was returned to him by mail. J-Thursday night was colder at Albany than any night since 1835. It was the cold snap all through tho North and Canada. tST The Secretary of the Trensury has written Governor Morgan, advising that the United States proposed loan be endorsed by New York, to tho extent of the surplus revenue deposited with that State. BST Tho Springfield (111.) Journal, February Ctb, says of Gou. Seward's speech : " We fail to discover in this speech the great 'letting down' of which the Democratic papers and politicians speak. The speech is kind and conciliatory in its tone and temper, but wo see in it no surrender of principle." J66y We have seen a letter from St. Joseph, Missouri, January 27, which says that tho same pro-slavery men who were denouncing the abolitionists a month ago are now denouncing the secessionists. This turn of feeling is apparent in all the border States. They see that the dangers which menace them come from the South, and not from tho North, and their anger at the headlong rashness of tho Gulf States will soon supersede their complaints against the ab olitionists. The owners of negroes know, that secession has inflicted more loss upon them in three months, a hundred fold, than all those whom they style fanatics, sinco 1789. jSffi-Tbe Kentucky Legislature will adjourn to the 20th of March. " The Confederation, of Saturday, says : " Senator Sebastian, of Arkansas, who has refused to attach his name to any of the disunion documents issued by other of the Southern Senators and Representatives, for the purpose of influencing their States to withdraw from the Union, has lately received the most gratifying intelligence from his State, to the effect that Arkansas will not follow the bad example of her neighbor, Louisiana." Ax "Odtbage" at Savannah, Ga. The city council of Savannah, Ga., liavo offered $500, and the British Consul $1,000 reward, for the apprehension of parties concerned in a late outrage upon Captain Vaughn, of tho British ship Kalos. The Savannah papers do not tell us in what the outrage consisted. The Georgians are evidently araid of tho British Lion. The city council of Savannah never offered any rewards for the apprehension of those who hare been concerned in outrages upon the citizens of the North. THE PROGRESS OF DESPOTISM. The Convention at Montgomery, which is mado up of delegates of delegates, and theso hut having no such authority from tho people concerned, have, as will he seen by our tin-patches, elected a President and Vice Presi dent, to reign over tho Gulf States for one year, without consultingthopoopleatull. Jeff. Davis is the Grand Mogul of this new empire, and the ambition of Hunter and Breckinridge is postponed to a more convenient season. If the border States wish to join the new concern, they will be relieved of all political troubles, by finding a Government ready made for them. Thoso "whodesiro to pass under the mild yoke of Jeff. Dvia) nay now como forward and say so. e THE PACIFIC RAILROAD. The Cincinnati Times of February 5fh, says : " The project of building a railroad from tho Mississppi to the Pacific has been a loug time mooted, but now bids fair to bo brought to a successful issue. Amid tho excitement of tho present session, Congress gave full attention to this important measure. A bill passed the House, was sent to the Senate, and there amended. The Senate amendments nre important. One provides for three routes instead Of two, and another increases the Directory." " The friends of the measure have no doubt of tho passage of the bill at the present session, but, singularly enough, fear tho eto of the President. Mr. Buchanan is pledged by the Cincinnati Platform to the Pacific Railroad, and we know not upon what ground these apprehensions are based. "The ultimate benefits arising from this thoroughfare cannot be comprehended. Besides linking together the Atlantic and Pacific extremes of the Confederacy, and opening up the vast mineral regions between Missouri and California, now inviting laborers from our over-crowded cities, the railroad would become the great commercial thoroughfare of the world' " In the bill now before Congress, the total maximum money appropriation is only $121,000,000, to be spread oyer aTterm of niiecn years ai me leasi; aim u is uui gm, but a loan, or an investment, paying abundantly in direct postal and military services to the Government, in addition to its indirect development of national resources. " Wa can see no eood reason why the bill should not become a law, and hope it will, and this most important of railway lines become a reality in the shortest practicable time." Tho apprehension that Mr. Buchanan may veto the bill, arises from the knowledge of the fact that the politicians who wish to destroy the Union still retain a lingering influence over his mind. A veto, however, is not expected by thoso who have the best means of information, and it is believed that if it comes, it will be surmounted by a two thirds vote in both branches of Congress. Tho measuro is strengthened every day by events. It is known that Missouri and Arkansas have been decided to a Union policy by it, and that it has been most potential in the Bame direction in Tennessee and Kentucky. And it is believed, also, that it will control the result of the strugglo which is going on in Texas. Nor is iU influence upon Louisiana and Mississippi to be overlooked. They have passed ordinances of secession, to be sure, but those ordinances of secession have never been ratified by the people, and those who are to conduct this Government neither should nor will act upon any other theory than that of tho return, at an early day, of all sections of the country to the old condition of harmony and union. JUDGE COLLAMER UPON CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS. Judgo Collamer took occasion in the Senate last Thursday to comment upon the true intent of the two modes of amending tho Constitution, which are pointed out in that instrument. His observations were characterized by that reflection, at onco keen and profound, which marks everything which comes from that veteran and distinguished statesman. As two methods of amendment are provided, one upon propositions to the States to be made by a two thirds vote in Congress, and one upon propositions to be made by a National Convention to be assembled upon a call of two-thirds of tho States, Judge Collamer argues, that it was intended that amendments looking to an enlargement of tho powers of the Federal Government should originate with Congress, and that amendments looking to greater safety for the rights of the States, or of the people, should originate with the Stntes. This is certainly the natural order of things. If tho Government needs moro strength, thoso who administer it may bo expected to first see and feel thode-' ficiency, and to take measures to supply it. If the Stales becomo apprehensive of danger from the existing power of tho national authority, it is they who may be expected to move in the direction of checks and restrictions. Applying theso general views to the case in hand, Judge Collamer maintains, that if apprehensions exist, that the power of the central government may be used to the injury of the domestic institutions of any of the States, it is for them to seek a remedy by applying for a National Convention to propose amendments to the Constitution. And until they move in this direction, he holds that it is equally uncalled for and unwise for Congress to move. Ho holds, however, upon precedents and upon principle, that intcrmediato cases may occur, in which Congress may act, in a certain sense, as an agent of tho States, and, in deference to their wishes, in proposing amendments. That is to say, he holds that Congress may, without expressing any opinions of its own, submit to the consideration of the States Buch amend, ments as it may bo asked to submit, by a sufficient number of the States, and under circumstances rendering such a course proper. He holds that Congress may so act, at the instance of the States, without involving itself in the responsibility of any recommendations of its own. In the prcnmblo of the resolutions of Congress, submitting the first amendments which were proposed and made to the Constitution, it is recited that the submission is made nt the request of several States, aud no opinion of the Congress upon the merits of the amendments is either expressed or implied. Tho application of theso principles to the Crittenden propositions will show the extreme folly of that whole scheme. Thoso propositions embrace the class of amendments which should be proposed, not by Congress, but by the States. But no single Blave Stnto either has or will ask Congress to submit any such amendments to the States. The Legislatures of Missouri, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, and, we be lieve, Arkansas, aro now in 8PSHion,aiid not one of them can bo prevailed upon to make any Buch request. The Virginia Convention meets this week, and no such request will bo made by it. Tho reason which has restrained these Southern Legislatures from asking that the Crittenden amendments be submitted to the States, is the porfectMertainty that they would fail to receive tho ratification of three fourths of tho JC33-l States, and the reluctance of these Legislatures to make a request which, if made, would pledge them to wait uutil the result of the application to tho Stntes was known. Wo are awurc that some general resolutions woro passed by tho Virginia Legislature, to the effect that the Crittenden platform would bo accepted by Virginia, but this may have intended some legislative measures based upon the principles of that platform. If Virginia desires the Crittenden amendments to be submitted to tho States, sho can say so, either through her Legislature or her Convention. But sho has not said so yet, nor has anybody said it for her. Her Senator, Mr. Hunter, distinctly declined to say that he would even advise her, much less pledge her, not to secede pending the action of the States upon the Crittenden amendments. It is evident, then, that these amendments are not, at present, in a condition to be considered at all. They nre of the class of amendments which the States interested, and not members of Congress, are the proper parties to request that they bo submitted to the States for ratification. Mr. Crittenden has proposed them without the shadow of authority, and he has wholly failed to induce a single slave State to second his request that they should be submitted to the States. It is a mere matter of opinion, of course, but we have no sort of doubt that, while a majority of Congress aro opposed to the ideas of tho Crittenden amendments, they would readily defer to tho expressed wishes of the three, four, or half a dozen of tho slave States, who might desire those amendments to be submitted to tho States for their approval. But jio such wishes have been or will bo expressed ; and until such expression is made, the scheme is entitled to no consideration whatever. TEXAS. The aggregate voto for delegates to tho Convention which recently assembled in Texas, upon a revolutionary call of the secession leaders, was, in the forty-three counties in which the vote has been ascertained, 10,198. The voto iu theso same counties at the Presidential election was 32,957. Tho vote in tho Presidential election was rather light, being about 70,000. As the counties in which tho vote has been ascertained, must embrace the populous counties in tho eastern part of tho State, and tho counties nearest the capital, it is said by those who should know, that tho remaining counties in tho West and North have a much less infusion of the secession disorder. And furthermore, it is npparent that of those who voted for delegates to this sham Convention, a portion were not in favor of secession, although the crcat bulk undoubtedly were. Of the 170 delegates, seven voted against the ordinance of secession, and as such large majorities always draw in tho weak and wavering, it may bo assumed that many more than these seven did not favor secession. Only seven days, from February 23 to March 2, are allowed for the return and canvass of the popular vote which is to be taken. As Gov. Houston will count and proclaim this vote, he will see that the Union men have fair play The Texans here opposed to secession, re gard it as exhibiting a strength which is by no means formidable. Great confidence is felt in tho skill and tactics, to say nothing of the courage and popularity, of Gen. Houston. If he approaches the kicking horse, it is only to put a Rarey strap on. His message to the Legislature, upon its assembling on the 22d of January, gives no coun tenance to the idea that he means, in any event, to recognise tho revolutionary Convention. "" Recommending n legal call of a stato Con ventiou by tho Legislature, lie says : " The time has come when, in my opinion, it is necessary to evoke the sovereign will for the solution of this question, affecting our relations with the Federal Government. The people, as the Bourco of all power, can alone declare the course that Texas shall pursue, and, in the opinion of the Executive, they demand that the Legislature should provide a legal means by L. 1. ,C. n1ll nwiwAna fl.nio ,ll Ha fi-An.An WQ1CI1 IUC ouuu i(iwo wtci. n, s iiccmoii at the ballot box. They havo stood aloof from revolutionary schemes, and now await the action of your honorable body, that they may, in a legitimate manner, speak through the ballot-box. As one of the special objects for which you were convened, the Executive would press this upon your attention, and would urge that such action be as prompt as possible. " Confiding in the wisdom of the Legislature, and in its recognition of the supremacy of the people, the Executive relies upon the adoption of such legislation as will secure a full, freo, and fair expression of their will. Should the Legislature, in its wisdom, deem it necessary to call a Convention of delegates, fresh from the people, tho Executivo would not oppose tho same ; but he would suggest that the people bo tho tribunal ot too last resort, anu mat no ac' tion be considered final urtil it has been sub mitted to them. " When tho public mind is agitated, and wild excitement tramples upon reason, tho r.xeeu tive has a right to look to the Legislative de partment of the Government for wise and sagacious counsel. Representine the creative power of law, tho high responsibilities upon you demand that you indignantly frown upon any and every attempt to subvert the laws, and substitute in their stead the will of revolutionary leaders. Assembled, as you aro, at tho most important epoch in our nisiory as a people, may all the solemnities of such an occasion impress upon vnu n flptprmination to act vour nnrt in itnph n way that the confidence of the people in the stability of our institutions will not bo shaken. If, appealing to our popular voice, you show your confidence in their patriotism and sense, by placing this important question in thpir hands, all will be well. Be their oice as it may, we snail ue unncu, uuu, wuemer our miure uo prosperous or gloomy a coin mon faith and hope will actuate us ; but if, on the contrary, moved by rash and unwise counsel, you yield the pow eis of Government into the hands of those who do not represent the people, and would riso superior to them, the confidence of tho masses in the reign of law and order will bo shaken, and gloomy forebodings will fill tho hearts of tho friends of regulated government, lest the reign of anarchy uud confusion come upon us." He urges concert with tho border States, in the following language : "Texas, although identified by her institutions with the Stntes which have declared themselves out of the Union, cannot forget her relations to the border Btates. Pressed for years by the whole weight of abolition influence, these States have stood as barriers against Its ap- proach. Those who ask Texas to desert them now should remember that in our days of gloom, when doubt hung over tho fortunes of our little army, and the cry for help weut out, while some of tfioe who seek to induce us to follow their piciipilalu lead looked coldly on uh, these Stulea sent men and money to onr aid. Their best blood was shed here in our defenco; and if we are to be influenced by considerations other than nnr own safelv. the fact that these States still seem determined to maintain their ground. and light the battle of the Constitution within the Union should have equal weight with us with those States which have no higher claim upon us, and who, without cause on onr part, have sundered the ties which made us one." Ho thus alludes to some of the special circumstances dissuading Texas from a revolutionary career: " Tho situation of Texas, her extensivo border, subject to hostile incursions for 700 miles, the vast extent of her territory and her scattered population, all are subjects to bo consid-ed in reference to this question. If our form of Government is to bo changed, wo must have n regard for the future. The millions now spent by the' United States for our frontier, the support of our postal service, tho defence of our commerce, must all como from the pockets' of our people, i'rovidence has withheld trom us in the past year the abundance which has formerly rownrded the care of our husbandmen. The people of many sections are already calling for relief. Wo cannot afford, under these circumstances, to plunge mndlyinto revolution." THIRTY-SIXTH CONGRESS, SF.COND SESSION. Saturday, February 9, 1801. SENATE. Mr. Push, of Ohio, presented tho resolutions of the Democratic State Convention of that State. Mr. Halo thoueht that, as the paper was not addressed as a memorial to the Senate, it should not be received. Tho subject was discussed by Mr. Crittenden, Mr, Pugh, Mr. Mason, Mr. Cameron, and Mr. Anthony. The -Senate agreed by a voto of yeas 33, navs 14 to receive tho memorial. Mr. Halo moved that the resolutions be referred to the committee of thirteen ; which was agreed to. Mr. Latham moved to take up the bill providing for a payment of expenses of Indian hostilities iu California, and afterwards withdrew tho motion. Mr. Seward presented several compromise memorials. Mr. Crittenden presented a similar memorial from one thousand citizens of Kentucky ; also, memorials of tho same character from Maine, Missouri, and Connecticut. Mr. Ten Eyck presented a Republican manifesto from tho Republican members of tho Legislature of New Jersey. The Senato then took up the Indian appropriation bill. Quite a number of amendments were pro posed in committee, and discussed at length by Messrs. Johnson of Arkansas, Fessendcn, Pearec, and others. The bill was then reported to the Senate, and, after considerable debate, read the third time and passed. The Senato then adjourned. HOUSE. Mr. Boteler offered a resolution, which was adopted, requesting the President of the United States, if not incompatible with the public interests, to communicate to the House the correspondence between the Government of the United States and that of Peru, sinco tho year 4-1853, on the subject of the free navigation of the Amazon and its tributaries. Mr. Curtis, from the Committeo on Military Affairs, reported a bill appropriating $1,150 to pay the musicians and Boldiers for losses they sustained in musical instruments, clothing, and furniture, lost in their hasty retreat from Fort Moultrie to Fort Sumter. Mr. Thomas, of Tennessee, objected to the consideration of the bill. Mr. Cox, of Ohio, offered an amendment to tho Senate bill for n temporary Government for tho Territory of Colorado. It proposes to allow the people to assemblo and form for themselves an organic law and Territorial Government, to consist of a legislative, judicial, and executive department, A'c. It is, substantially, the Douglas substitute offered iu the Senate. It was ordered to be printed. Mr. John Cochrane offered a resolution calling upon the Secretary of tho Treasury to furnish tho House with any information received by him relative to tho recent seizure of New ork vessels in the port of Savannah. Ifspized, by whom and by what authority. Mr. Branch had no objection, if tho gentleman would call for official information. Mr. Prvor also suggested an amendment, extending tne if quiry as to the seizure of arms by the State or city authorities of New Ycrk. Mr. Cochrane accepted theso amendments. Mr. Holman, of Indiana, objected to the consideration of the resolution. Mr. Cochrane gave notice that he would call up the resolution on Monday. Mr. Hindman, of Arkansas, asked leave to offer a resolution, proposing a committeo of three, with instructions to inquiro and report whether any Executive officer or officers havo lately been guilty of tho grave impropriety of interference in elections pending in any State ; and that the committee have power to send for persons and papers, and report at any time. Various objections were made from the Republican side. Mr. Corwin moved that niter to-day the special order, the consideration of tho report of the committee of thirty three, be postponed till Thursday next ; which was agreed to. He stated, as a reason for the postponement, that it was desirable to see what the reaco Conference would do meantime. The House resumed tho consideration of the subject; when Mr. Hutchins, of Ohio, made a speech against the measures reported by the committee of thirty-tnree, including tne admission ol Mew Mexico as n Stato into tho Union. He was op Iiosed to saving the Union by any compromises, mt was for standing on the platform of the Constitution. He had an abiding faith that tho people would not permit tho conspiracy to destroy tho Government to prevail. Mr. Siinms, of Kentucky, advocated the Crittenden plan, for the reasons which ho stated : and, in the courso of his remarks, essayed to show that the Republican party was founded on the singlo idea of anti-slavery, and that their ultimate design was to exterminate slavery. He advocated equality of rights. Messrs. Cox, Hutchins, and Stanton all of Ohio had a running debate ; when Tho House adjourned, At a monster Christmas entertainment given by the Directors of the Loudon Northwestern Railway Company, at Crewe, to their workmen, on the completion of a new workshop, about 3,000 persons sat down to tea in tho great range of the company's workshops, splendidly drrorated for the occasion, tho tea having been made in two teapots, equally gigantic and original, viz: a couple of locomotives, which were employed on that occasion for the making of ll), " celestial brew," NEWS ITEMS. The prospectus has been issued of an India Cotton Company. It is proposed to establish agencies iuGuzerat, and purchase cotton of tho growers direct, uud to endeavor to improve the process of picking and cleaning by machinery. Tho President has signed tho resolution to extend thu time for taking testimony iu the McCormick reaping-machine case. The amount of gold shipped from Victoria during the last two anil a half years is stated at $2,850,000. On the 29th December the largest fire ever known at Honolulu destroyed a steam flouring-mill valued nt $22,000, and thirteen other buildings, among them storehouses, machine-shops, iron foundry, ic. Total loss $55,000. In the caucus of the Republican members of the Maine Legislature held on Wednesday evening, it was resolved that tho members of congress do numonzeu to nci in iuu iinuuuui Convention. Considerable excitement existed in Chile, nt latest dates, on the subject of a personal liabili ty bill, which makes revolutionists and disturbers of the public peace responsible in money for the damages they do. Mr. Mcramitiger, one of the South Carolina scceders, is a German by birth. The Hon. T. C. Reynolds, (Reinhold,) the present Lieutenant Governor of that State, is also a German by birth. He was born in Prague, his parents having emigrated early to this country. He is a Jew. A wealthy planter in Southern Louisiana writes to a gentleman in Boston as follows, under date of January 2u : " Iu our section, tho excitement is confined to tho politicians, the people generally being borne along with the current, and feeling tho natural disposition of sustaining their section. I think ninety nine out of every hundred of the people sincerely hope that some plan will yet be devised to heal up the dissensions, and to settle our difficulties to the satisfaction of both tho North and the South." Captain W. H. C. Whiting, of the United States engineers, has sent in his resignation, with the intention of becoming a citizen of Georgia. Lieutenants Jnmes L. Corlcy and Boggs, of tho army, and Lieutenant Charles Morris, of the navy, have also tendered their resignations. Commodore Laurent Rousseau, a native resident of New Orleans, has sent his resignation to Washington, with the intention of offering his services to his State. Daniel Ullmann having presented one of tho Clay bronzo medals to Mr. Lincoln, on the ground that the latter was the first President elect of the Uuited Stntes who represented Mr. Clay's opinions, Mr. Lincoln has replied as follows: SrniNiinn.D, 111., Feb. 1, 1801. My Dear Sir: Your kind letter of the 25th ult.. and the cxnress Dackano containing tho bronze medul of Mr. Cloy, both come safely to hand this morning. Permit me, in the first place, to return you my heartfelt thanks for your goodness in Bending mo this valuablo present, and secondly, to express tho extreme gratification I feel in possessing so beautiful a memento of him whom during my wholo political life I have loved and revered as a teacher and a leader. Your ob't servant, A. Lincoln. Cost op Mails kor the Secessionists. A paragraph is going tho rounds to the effect that the mails in the seceding States cost tho Government "three thousand dollars per week." This is much liko the back-woods orator who astonishod his audience by tho announcement that the public debt of England reached tho enormous sum ol nine thousand dollars, and tho interest running on nil tho time." Tho truth is that the excess of postal expenses over receipts, iu South Carolina alone, exceed four thousand dollars a week, while in tho six States which (have now seceded, the deficiency is nearer thirty thousand dollars a week than threo thousand, being in fact $20,250. Boston Advertiser. ATTENTION, No. 5. The members of tho Perseverance Fire Company, No. 5, are hereby notified that an adjourned meeting of the company will be held this (Monday) evening, nt half past seven o'clock. Every member will be punctual at the appointed hour, as business of great Importance will be brought before the meeting. feb 11 lt GEO. n.ETCIIER, Sec. 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Boots and Shoes of exclusively Winter Styles, for Ladies, Gents, Misses, Boys, and Children. GEO. 0. HENNING, Seventh street, near Smithsonian feb 4 lw Grounds, Island. BOOKS FOR THE TIMES, AT FRENCH &. RICUSTEIN'S, 278 Pennsylvania avenue. Parton's Life of Andrew Jackson, 3 vols., cloth price $5. Cotton is King, large 8vo, sheep, prlco $0. Life of Abraham Lincoln, 12mo, clotb, price $1. Van Dyke's Great Sermon, paper, 10 cents. Hardee's Tactics, 2 vols., price SI. DO. Artillerist's Manual, $5. Field Artillery, price $2.50. Bayonet Exercise, price $1.2r. Sword Play, price 00 cents. Rillo Practice, $1.75. Cavalry Tactics, price $2.50. Scott's Tactics, 3 vols., price $2.50. Jomlnl's Art of War, price $1.25. Military Laws of the United States, price 60 cents. New Hooks Just Received. The Shadow In the House, a new novel, by John aaunaers, izmo, ciotu, $i. Marlon Graham, or Higher than Happiness, 12mo, clotb, price $1.25. Romance of an Irish Girl, 12mo, cloth, price $1. The Dutch Dominie or the Gatskllls, by the Rev. David Murdoch, D. D., 12mo, cloth, $1.25. Any of the above sent free by mall on receipt of price The usual heavy discount on all books bought for cash from us. A large and beautiful asssortment of Valentines for 1801. The trade supplied at New York wbolisalo prices. FRENCH & RICHSTEIN, jan 25 3w 278 Penn. av. Fine Family Groceries, Teas, &c. Ray's, Welch'i, and Bond's Family Flour. New Virginia and Pennsylvania Buckwheat. Fresh Corn Menl. Choice Goshen Butter. Prime Leaf Lard. Choice Green and Black Teas. New Sugar-cured Family Hams. Just received and for sale low by BROWNING & KBATINO, 353 Penn. avenue, near Sixth street. FOR RENT. A FINE PARLOR, on the first floor, and three Chambers on the floor above, at No. 27t! Pennsylvania avenue, two doors can of " Kitk-wood House." dec 1 tf MACKEREL. HATE in store Urge and fat No. 1 MACKEREL. JESSE B. WILSON, nor 20 J GAS FIXTURES! THE BEST ASSORTMENT EVER OFFERED IN THIS CITY THOSE who dcslro to select from new patterns, with the advantage of a reduction In prices, will call early and examine. We would also call the attention of persons about introducing gas Into their dwellings to our Increased facilities, and consequent low prices, for this branch of our trade. Inviting all who desire their work dono promptly, and free from gas leakages, to call at 209 Pennsylvania avenue, between Tenth and Eleventh streets, south side. nov 20 J. W THOMPSON k CO. SCHENCK'S PULMONIC SYRUP. DR. SCHENOK, of Philadelphia, finds it Impossible to visit Washington every week, and has made arrangements to positively be In the city the third Wednesday of every month. He has a suit of rooms at tho Avenue House, where patients can obtain advice free. Ue only charges when it is necessary to mako a thorough examination of the Lungs with the Resplrome-ter. S. B. Walte is agent for Schenck's Pulmonic Syrup, price $1 per bottle, for the euro of Coughs, Colds, and Consumption ; Schenck's Sea Weed Tonic, price $1 per bottle, for Dyspepsia; Schenck's Mandrake Pills, price 25 cents per box, for Liver llllleus Complaints and Constipation of tho Bowels. Dr. Schenck would be gruteful to thoso who have been cured by his remedies, If they would leave their certificates of cure with S. B. WA1TE, corner Seventh street and Louisiana avenue. dec 21 3m GERMANIA HOTEL. JOSEPH QERHARDT'S, Germanla Hotel and Restaurant, No. 34t! O street, between Four-and-a-half and Slttb streets. Refreshments ol all kinds. Also, the finest Oysters, in eery stylo; French, Hungarian, Ithein, and Moselle Wines, Champagne, Bollinger, Mumm, and Heldsick ; with the best of other Liquors. nov 30 TmYJxtfxK Hit i tJWvN .?! sv 'H

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