Shoddy in the Yankee capital.
--A Washington correspondent of the New York Express
Since the breaking out of the war quite a number of our citizens have enriched themselves, chiefly by legitimate business operations.
G. C. McGuire
& Co., the auctioneers, have cleared $300,000 by a contract for mattresses and iron bedsteads; Savage
& Co., hardware dealers, at least $150,000; Sibley
, stove dealers, as much more; C. L. Woodward
, in the same business, $100,000. These firms occupy contiguous places of business between 10th and 11th streets. John E. Evans
& Co., hardware, $200,000; J. & E. Owen
, merchant tailors, $76,000; Mr. Lutze
, $60,000; Mr. Rapler
, blacksmith, $100,000, for shoeing Government horses.
A poor wheelwright, for putting together wheelbarrows, bought at the North
, $30,000--they were transported hither in pieces to save freight.
, and Philip & Solomon, stationers, $50,000 apiece.
, has invested part of his property in a fine house at Poughkeepsie, New York
The landfords of the three principal hotels have cleared from $30,000 to $100,000 a year since December, 1861.