Newspaper of Evening Star, July 17, 1855, Page 3

Newspaper of Evening Star dated July 17, 1855 Page 3
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EVENING STAR. LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. ? ? Washing?* Cocscils.?Tks Board of Al Jfmtn met yesterday at the usual hour. Peti tions were presented a* follows. ri?: Of Es ther Hunt by Mr Pepper: of Isaac Ten Eyck, by Mr Bayly; of D. A. SfotTow, and others, hy Mr Busey; all of which were severally re ftrrtd Mr Houston reported back from the finance ,<*amitiee. the bill from the lower board to in erease the taxes from 60 to 70 cents on the % 100, with a recommendation that it do not pas*. The question being put on the third reading of the bill, it was rejected?yeas 0, nays 12. as follows, vii: Messrs Dove. Magruder, Bayly, Miller, gran*. Tretler, Pepper, Emery. Houston. Bu wy. Pearson, and Smith?12. Mr. Pepper reported back from the improve ments committee, the joint resolution from the lower board, to locate the western market bouse on K. between Eighteenth and Nine teenth streets; and the Question being on third reading, it was debated by Messrs. Magruder and Dove against it, and Mr. Pep per in explanation of the history of the said joint resolution. The question in iaeue being the fitness of the site for the new market house, which was alleged to be unfit, because some seven steps would be required to reach the floor of the market house at one end. It was con tended by the opponents of the bill, that this was a mistake; the floor, as the house wis eontcmplated to be built, being; at the highest point, but a foot above the level of the incli ning street. It was also urged' by the oppo nents of the bill, that, as at present located, the removal of the accumulating filth and gar bage around the building would be greatly fa cilitated by the sewer that must necessarily be built within a hundred feet of it. Mr. Pearson and Mr Smith also addreswd the board with reference to this bill, the latter being opposed to any change of the location that mignt possibly increase the cost of the new market bouse; though he was desirous, as far as pofwible, to satisfy in the matter of this lo cation. the wishes of the residents of the ward. fecerally This debate was further continued t Messrs. Busey and Houston, in favor of the bill. Mr. Emery said that unless the Bite was changed as proposed, the contractor would demand extra compensation, as it was pro posed to give the floor of the building an in clination. which he did not contemplate in bidding. Mr Dove objected to permitting the legisla tion of the board to be affected by the lobbying of the contractor, for his own interest. The said bill was then rejected?yeas 6. nays fi. as follows : Yeas?Messrs. Tretler, Pepper, Emery, Houston, Busey. and Smith?6 Nays?Messr*. Dove. Magruder, Bayly, Miller. Evans, and Pearson?6. Mr. Evans reported, from the election com mittee. a resolution declaring Mathew (1 Em ery to be entitled to the seat in the Board from the Fourth Ward, filled in the recent election; laid over temporarily. Mr Smith presented the petition of Wm S. Venable and others for a pavement on square 905 , and Mr? Dove the petition of P. II. Steig ruff for the remission of a fine; both of whi -b were referred. The lower Board's bill authorizing the curb stone to be set and footway paved on the north aide of F street north, from Twelfth to Twenty fifth street west, was laid before the Board and parsed. The lower Board's bill to change the width of the pavements to be laid on the south side of D street north, opposite squares Nos. 572 and 573. was referred. The contested election case? wore then taken up, 'for a report of the proceedings therein see Washington News column.) and decided in favor of M. <i. Emery and S. C. Buser, holding their seats as Aldermen from the fourth and Fifth Wards. At o'clock a. m. the Board adjourned. Common Council .-?In the absence of the President, the Secretary called the Board to order, and announced the first business to be the election of a Vice President. Tellers, who were appointed, announced the vote for such office to be as follows : J T. Clements. 12; Charles Abert, T, S. Y. Atlee, 1. Whereupon Mr. Clements was declared elec ted. and took the chair. The following petitions were presented and referred : Jacob King for the remission of a fine ; Jo seph Stevens and others for improvements on D street; Hanson Brown to be paid for paving; William Hughes and others, for a change in the location of the fish market; John Vanhorue for the remission of a fine ; and Mr. Peters in troduced a petition, which was not read. A bill from the Board of Aldermen, appro priating >225 to pay H. Sanders for dam:iges, was referred; as wac also bill from same board to grade and pave the alley in square So. 52?. REPORTS Of COKVITTEE3. Mr. Clements, from the ways and mean9 committee, reported back the bill requesting the Mayor to carry into effect the act hereto fore pas?ed to improve Fourteenth street, add ing thereto another section authorizing the Mayor to borrow 575 to effect the same. An amendment proposed by Mr. McCutcheon, framing the bill in different language, but to the same effect, was not agreed to; and the bill, as reported, was passed Mr. W alker, from the improvements com mittee. reported a bill to lay the footwalks on I> street north, lessening the width from seven teen to fourteen feet; j? i-se<l. Mr. AtLee. from the claims committee, re {orted that provision has already been made 7 I*w in regard to the petition of Jame9 Car rico, and the latter had leave to withdraw his papers. Mr AtLee. from the elections committee, tran.-m'tted back to the Council the protest of R B. Owens as not being legitimately before them: and on his motion it was referred to the committee on the eligibility of assessors. Mr. Ruff, from the police committee, re ported a bill repealing certain laws so far as to enable any member of either Board to hold the office of police magistrate. Mr. AtLee spoke in favor of its passage, and Messrs. Orme and Abert against it. The lat ter gentleman observed that when in commit tee he opposed it. and should raise his voice against it now He thought there were men in the Seventh Ward tully able to discharge the duties of the office without taking a mem ber from either board, and he should vote again<t it. The bill was rejected by a yea and nay vote of 8 to 11. v Ball, from the committee on unfinished business, reported the bill for the relief of Mr> B 11 Cheever. which was referred to the claims committee. Mr Jefferson. fr??in the special committee, r*p- rte-1 a draft of rules f?rthe government <>f the board with the resolution to adopt. (The main feature of the new draft is a rule to limit each members remarks in debate to ten minute-. giving the introducer of a meas ure fire minute* additional to closc the debate. A second one made the construction wi a rule to be the same which the board had once voted M correct.) An amendment offered by Mr. Davis that aity copies be printed, and the subject laid O'er for one week, prevailed. .**? McCatchen desired to introduce a bill giving to the Native American nominating convention ?f the sixth congressional district f. Maryland the use of the chamber, but Mr. vrme objected to its introduction. Mr B flayer introduced. uj>on leave, a bill lortbe construction of i?ens for the safety of ?*e brought to this city for sale; which ?as referred The special order for the day was taken up, wag the g, neral appropriation bill, which 7* Considered by sections. Mr Orme moved to adj ?urn, which was not agreed to. *lr Onne then moved twj amendments, one ucing the compensation t"> members of the nth Aldermen from SHOO to *750 ; the S5 too'. .)10'"-* *^e same of this board from to .1,050; but both amendments were furtsl^ **lion t^e Ml was read without M (to amend until-? tion of 10 Blrike out the appropria " mm'J '0 ,or U"* '? ?< '"?? <?? creature, t ime in for pretty Be* ,k',r en,jnci*tion for their annoying and mis 9 'Ui habits, from all of the members but thJ'hnlu P,rof*^e4 Jimaelf ' rather a friend of ikied for." Wl8hed 40 M? them wel1 "V The motion to strike oat wa? carried \heJcon?j'??rati(JTi of this bill, Mr. Clements introduced a resolutinn to appoint a committee consisting of the Mayor iid one member from eaeh Board, to superintend the erection of the engine house in the Northern Liberties; which was passed, and J. T. Walk er wm appointed on the part of this Board The appropriation bill being again taken up, Mr. Jefferson moved to adjourn; which was lost by a vote of 8 to 11. J ' Mr Jefferson then moved to postpone the further consideration of the same for one work siting that th. Board had not. . , jm h ?i sufficient time to carefully examino the bill and he did not wish to rote upon it. LloJd' AtLce and Clements, thought the bill wad correct, and that no objection be ing made to either item, it was right it should Dtfft Mr. Jefferson's motion was disagreed to? y#J& 14rand the bill was then passed. The Board adjourned. The Regatta.?It will be seen by reference to outadvertising columns, that the Regatta contest has been extended to the eighth of August, in order to afford more time for the preparations to that end. The entrances will chwed afler Saturday next; and several boats other than those mentioned will probablv join m the race, which promises to be of a highly interesting and pleasantly exciting character. Court or Claims .-This tribunal is still en gaged in admitting attorneys to practice, and *\arra?S,BR proceedings. Amone other business,, the following rule has beeH read and adopted by the Court: " When the petitioner cannot state his case with the requisite particularity without an examination of papers in one of the Executive Departments. and had been unable to obtain a sufficient examination of such papers on ap plication. he may file a manuscript petition stating his claim as far as is in his power, and specifying as definitely as he can the paper* he requires in order to enable him to state his claim. The Court will thereupon make a special order calling upon the Department for such information or papers as it may deem ne cessary to be delivered to the Clerk of this Court to be filed in his office. The manuscript petition may then be amended and the amend ed petition printed and ?led and may occupy ?iSnn-' the plaCU ?f the 0ri?iuaI l,ctl Hard Case ?One of our old citizens, well known by us in years paat as a hardworking man, and one who would as soon commit sui cide a* to be guilty of felony, was accused by others of stealing a watch. The old gentle man appeared for trial, but the accusers were not present. Upon learning the names of the witnesses, he went for one and c arried him be fore a jusUbe of peace, where the witness swore the old gentleman was not the person he alluded to. The old man was very inuen hurt l>v the accusation, not so much, he said, ou his own account as on his children ami grandchil dren'?. The case was dismissed, of course but it should be a warning to others to be care' tul lest, in their efforts to discover the guiltv they injure the innocent "' Criminal Cocrt.?The traverse jury have been discharged until to-morrow. Yesterday the following named persons Here sentenced V>i '? John Pollings, six weeks in jail; John Gorman, seven weeks in jail; and Win. Crane, tt D Bailey, J?hn Barry, and Tho . bulllvan. each eight weeks In jail, and ail ot them in addition to pay each a tine of one dol ar. Negro boy John Waugh, for robbing a ;lr--oronam,?d Jack/'JD' ,ivinS 111 Georgetown, ot a, and negro Joseph ilutl alia" Williams, tor procuring fifty dozen egg- under false pre tences. were each sentenced to two veari'im prisonment, - at labor,"' in the penitentiary Negress Ellen Jackson, tried for an assault, was acquitted. AsaACLT.-rOn Saturday, a colored boy. named John Ratcliffe. slave. wa* arrested by officer Stewart for assaulting another, named Charles Gant. He struck Gaut on the breast with a stone, apparently for no cause. Justice Clark hel l Uateliffe to security for peace. The officer had a long and hard race to catch this tellow. But it was to attempt escape, tuough the fugitive's horse was a good one. and the cart unloaded. Stewart is a '? f*?t one. and kept c!o?e by till the boy jumped from the cart to find a hiding place When he set foot on the ground, he was made pris oner. . 1 Serious Charge.?Julia Lawrence, a g<od looking tcinaie of about twenty-two yearf of age, applied to Justffb tioddard. yesterday, for a warrant against Sarah Austin, who she charged with stealing her trunk, which she said contained something of value. The war rant was served, and Miss Sarah camo for ward ; but there being no proof of a leloniuus intent, and Sarah being ready to restore the lost articles, th? cu^e was dic?mi.gstd Contested Election.?Tills afternoon at 4 o clock, is the tiuicfixed for hcariug the par ties contesting the seatsofthe incumbent mem bersot the Common Council from the Fourth Ward, as well as those persons whose votes were rejected at the late municipal election The proceedings are to be conducted at the City Hall. Arrested.?This morning. McK. Dean, in dicted by the Grand Jury for "a high misde meanor charged, it is said, with the abduc tion of Emeline Palmer, of Georgetown?was arrested on a bench warrant, and gave secu rity for his appearance at court. The partic ulars of this affair are given in tho George town letter. ?? Arrested.?The col> red man. to whom we alluded yesterday, who, for months past has been obtaining goods from various grocers un der false pretences, was arrested on Monday l,y officers Haudy, Wollard and Boss, and ai rsigned before Justice Smith, who committed him to jail to await the action of the Court. Washington Hose Cohpant.?James (and not John, as erroneously stated) 0 Bryan Pennsylvania Avenue, between Twelfth and Thirteenth streets, is the name of the arti t engaged in painting the hats of the Hose Con - puny, a description of which beautiful work apj?eared in our paper of yesterday. Assault and Batter v.?Jacob Lowe com mitted an assault and battery on James How ard, the man who for years has been known to our citizens as a dealer in pies and fruits at i the depot and other public places. Lowe was taken before Justice Bates by Officer Wise and held to security for peace. J. W. Plant i Co., 418 Seventh street, be tween G and H streets, have handsomely fit ted up their undertaking establishment, and made arrangements for attending funerals at -hort notice, furnishiug every article necessary t j decent interment. Warning.?Persons bathing in the canal and certaiu parts of the river, adjoining the city, are liable to a fine, and on failure to pay the fine are liable to ten days labor in the workhouse. Tho police officers are enforcing the law. ? Extension ok the Treasury.?Yesterday afternoon, ut 3 o'clock, a largo number of workmen commenced breaking ground on the southern side of the Treasury building, for the addition thereto, authorised by the la.-t Congress. Tall Corn.?Mr Plant, living in D street, between Ninth and Tenth streets, has growing in his yard corn fourteen feet two inches high, each stalk bearing seven or eight ears. The Centre Market was plentifully sup plied with meats and vegetables this morning; the last named at about the same prices as on Saturday. ? Watch Returns.?Wm. Armstrong, col d, out after hours, fine and cost*; EJw. Duckett, do., disorderly, security audcosts; John Diggs. do., out after hours, workhouse 30 days; W. H. Delany, do., disorderly, security and cost-; Saml. Brown, do., out after hours, 10 stripe.-; Jos. Hurst, drunk, workhouse 30 days. To the Editor or the Star :?Wm. Rigc way, a lad well known to those who attend our markets, was arrested one day lust week and committed to jiil by Justice Morsel], on sus picion of taking a port-monaie. and not steal ing. a- represented by you. The boy's rude ness and cunning, together with former acta in market, have Ted th? people t.? suspct him, thay not knowing that R. wa-> a youth of in sanity, as has been said by the family phy s[cia"i thereto##, no blame can be attached to the officers of law or anybody else, as has been mainaated. They have 'lone their duty to protect the right* of citiifene, and this youth should never have been allowed to run at large. Jhe physicians say the prison is the best place for him till they can provide a place in the Lunatic Asylum. X June 17?It GEORGETOWN CORRESPONDENCE. Georgetown, July 17. 1S55. Cp to tho present time, we have, as far as possible, avoided making any public notice of the abduction of Miss Palmer from her parents n OUT city on t^,e n'ght of the 7th instant. But having seen several statements of the af fair in the newspapers, all of which, we have reasons to believe, were more or less exagger ated, we have taken considerable pains to ob tain from some of the parties concerned, a full statement of all the circumstances connected with it, as they occurred. And we feel that justice to all concerned, demands that the pub lic should be put in possession of them, that any false impressions which may have been made, by erroneous reports, may be removed. From the statements of Miss Palmer, and some of the other parties implicated, (which statements were made without any preconcert ed arrangement upon their part.) it appear. that a promise of marriage had been made Miss P. by a youth of our city, some time ago. and they knowing the antipathy of their parents to such an union, in consequence of their youth, determined upon a clandestine marriage. Accordingly, on the night in ques tion, the young man, in company with a friend, went to the house of the girl's father, and suc ceeded in decoj-ing her off. Soon after they had left the house, they met with McKcndree Dean upon the street, (the only person whose name has been used in connection with the ab duction.) Dean being called by the young man, and requested to assist, as his friend, readily consented, and accompanied them to h house in Washington, where the girl wa* left until about 10 o'clock on Sunday morning. About that time the girl's lover returned to the house, and informed her in the presence of Dean that he had seen h*r father; that he knew where she was. and was then in pursuit of her, swearing that he would take her life it he caught her. The girl became alarmed, and her lover being destitute of means, the ar rangement was then made that Dean should accompany her to Baltimore as a friend and protector, with the express understanding that her lover was to meet them there on Monday morning, while on his way out West, it having been previously understood that he was going there to reside permanently And so far from the statements being correct that Dean washer lover, ahd that they roomed together in Balti more as m:in and wife, the gill positively as serts that she had never spoken to him until the time before mentioned, and that the whole time she was there, except the night upon which they were arrested, (^hich was early in the evening,) she roomed with a female* in mate of the house where she stopped ; and upon the night of their arrest she was taken in charge by her father, and remained with him it Lloyd's Hotel until she returned to her lt?me in company with him. and has not seen either of the parties since. From all these circumstances, a discerning public will conclude with us in the opinion that, the ^hole tjnfurtiinatc affair rras more the result of a pioce oi youthful indiscretion, prompted probably by a desire to appear a little romantic, as well as to get married, than anything else. We are f-ati.-ued of this from the fact that. Miss Palmer more than once in our presence asserted that the part acted to wards her by Dean throughout the whole af fair, was none other than that of a friend and protector, and tlitt no manner of indignity was at any time ottered vo her by him, or either of the others. From these *tatements of the girl, and some of her abductors, we have not a doubt but the whole distressing (to the fam ilies of tho parties) affair grew out of the childish promises of marriage, the consumma tion of which was prevented by the early dis covery of her absence, and the timely efforts of Mr. Palmer, and the father of the youth. Spectator. TO THE EDITOR OF THE STAn. Str: The notice of the abduction of my daughter contained in your Georgetown letter of t>-day, (the writer having kindly con sented to let mo see the manuscript,) is the only correct one which has yet been given to the public, lie has given a true and plain statement of all the tacts as they occurred. And as her father, I feci that I owe him a debt of gratitude for having voluntarily placed the matter betore the public in its true light, and thereby removed from the public mind aoy false impressions which may have been made by erroneous statements calculated to ruin the reputation of my child. Albert Palmer. Georgetown, D. C., July ?1, 1855. IDon't do it!?The stomach was not in tended for an apothecary's ?hop. Don't use physic nor any weakening internal medicine at thin hot season especially. For all local disorders and Rheumatism where Prof. Chas. DeGrath's ELEC TRIC OIL from Philadelphia, can reach the case it hasadirectand specilic action, and does not im pair any function of the body like all internal med icines Many of these remedies profess to cure all things, but the' Electric Oil" does not. Sold by Druggists. N B?Keep the bottle well corked. Rub quick ty- jy 17?3t in- Letter from Hon. John Minor Butts, ?I Virginia. Ric hmond, July 9, 1855. Messrs. Wm, S. Beers tc Co : Gents?Consider ations of duty to the atllicted alone prompt me to send you this voluntary testimonial to tke great value of "Carter's Spanish Mixture," for that almost incurable disease, Scrofula. Without being disposed or aiming it necessary to go into the particulars of the case, I can say that the astonishing results that have been pro duced by the use of that medicine on a member of my own family, and under my own observation and superintendence, after the skill of the best physicians had been exhausted and all the usual remedies had failed, fully justify me in recom mending its use to all who may be suffering from that dreadful malady. I do not mean to say that it is adapted to all constitutions, or that it will afford the same relit f in all cases; for, of course, I can know nothing about that?but of what I have seen of the effects, I would not hesitate to use it, in any and every case of Scrofula, with persons for whom I felt ah interest, or over whom 1 could exercise influence or control. Respectfully, yours, Jno. M. Botis. WANTS. HOUSE WANTED ?a GOOD Farm House wanted. A pply at this office. jy 17?"2t* WANTED?A WOMAN (GERMAN I'RE ferred) to do the work of a small family. In quire of JA.MK8 OWNER, A street north, betw 5th and Gth streets east. jy 17?tf WANTED?A NUMBER OF HORSES TO pasture. The pasture is excellent, and has plenty of shade and water. Terms, live dollars iter month. Enquire at Tennallytown for TRUE MAN S. JONES. jy 17?3t# IITANTED?A SECOND-HANDED IRON TT Safe, Are proof. Apply to G T MASSEY, Jy It?3t* 4'JB Thirteenth street WANTED?ON RENT, A HOUSE, contain ing ten or twelve rooms, situated between 5tli and 12th streets west, and Pennsylvania ave nue and G streets north. Possession to be given prior to September Address Box 023 City Post Office. jy 11?eo3t* WANTED?EVERYBODY TO KNOW that they can get a lot 24 feet front bv 130 feet deep, for the low price of 875?payable $3a month without interest Apply at theUiiion Land Office 7th street, above Odd r'ellowm' Hall. ap98?Urn JOHN FOX, Sec BOARDING. ]VOTICE.?FOR RENT?PARLORS AND Chambers, with board. Also, table and tran sient board, with a bathing room and shower baths, and every attention to render it most agree able to her boarders. Mrs. P. G. MURRAY, Corner Pennsylvania ayenue and 4^ st. ap 23?3m BOARD, Ac._MRS~BATE9,ON THE S. W corner of Pennsylvania avenue and yth street, is prepared to accommodate gentlemen with rooms. with or without board. Every effort will be made to render thoae comfortable who may favor her wl h their patronage. wap (J?tf FOB 8ALE AITD BENT. POR RENT?TWO WELL FURNISHED 5 j-T'i?*'tn * ka^lthy and respectable location, No. 474 H street, between Pth and 10th streets. Terms moderate. jy j7__^o3t P?OR RENT?A NEATLY FURNISHED k v^-stor>' Brick House, In a desirable neigh borhood. near the War Department. To a respon sible tenant the rent will be moderate. The owner of the house would board with the famllr if con venient. Enquire at No. 197. H street. south side between 18th and 19th. Jy 17 2t* For sale?that large and well built Frame Dwelling House, with a brick basement, No. 416, situated on the east side of 6th street, between F and G, containing 10 rooms, with porch and pantry in the rear. For terms, which will be easy, applv to CHARLES F. SvOOD, 44S Ninth street, between E and F sts. jy 17?eotf TO L E T?A COMFORTABLE BRICK Dwelling, In good order, containing 8 rooms, situated 01 the west side of 6th street west, lx-tw. G and H streets north. Rent $15 per month. Ap ply to J. C. McKELDEN. jy 17?eo3t* No. 416 F street north. For sale?on liberal terms, a new two-storv brick House, containing si* roomsaiul cellar, No 355 Thirteenth street, 1>etw. north L street and Massachusetts avenue. For particular* enquire on the premise*, or of W. II. SIBLEY. No. 336 Thirteenth street. jy 17?31* For rent a two-story brick Dwelling on II street, near 18th street, No. 276. pleasantly situated, with a tine enclosure and con venient outbuildings, furnished or unfurnished. Apply at the premises. jy 16?tf FOR REFT?a BRICK HOUSE, containing six rooms, situated on the south side of Mas sachusetts avenue, between 12th and 13th streets. For terms apply at No. 451 Thirteenth street, be tween E and F. jy 16?3t* FOR RENT?A TWO-STORF AND ATTIC Brick House on H street, between 12th and and I3tli streets, containing eight rooms and cel lar is for rent. Enquire of J. \V\ BARKER, on H street, next to the Lutheran Church. jy 16?eotf FO R R E N T?A TWO-STORY FRAME House, with basement, situated on Prospect Hill, Georgetown, commanding a beautiful view of the Potomac river. Apply to T. O. Donnoghue near the Catholic Church, or II. H. Trunnel, No. 73 Frederick street, Georgetown, D. C. jy 1_* For rent?a three-story house, with basement, on 1 street, between 6 and 7th south side, newly put in complete order from top to bottom, with J- rooms Splendid vard 12b feet deep to a thirty feet alley, well paved, cowhouse. See. For terms apply to CHARLES KEENAN, Collector for Gas Company ; or Mrs. MARY ANN NALLY, corner of 9tti and G streets. Kent will be #?J0. Jy 11?3t* I^OR SALE?A LOT ON~CAPlTOL HILL, containing 12.500 feet. It can be divided into halves. Enouireof E. F. QUEEN, 7th street, near the Northern Market, jy 11?2w FOR RENT?A handsomely furnished House near the Public Department is ottered for rent. To a responsible tenant the rent will he moderate. The House contains a )>ath room and gas fixtures. Enquire on the premise*. No. 270 H street, jy 5?Im# FOR RENT?THE BUILDING oSTdST., near the corner of Twelfth, is for rent, either in part, or whole. Apply at the Star office. je 20?tf For sale?a small FRAME HOUSE and Lot. No. 50 Ixmisiana avenue. Washing ton. It presents a rare opportunity to a person wishing to make a good investment. If not sold soon it will be for real. Also, a throe-story Brick House and Lot. No. 57 High street, Georgetown, Lot "Jb feet front bv 16W feet deep; will be sold low and on a long credit. W A.N TED?A few shares of Georgetown Build ing Association Stock. Apply to E. K LUNDY, No. 128 Bridge street, Georgetown; or No. 400 E street, Washington. je 21?tf FOR RENT?SEVERAL HANDSOME PAR lors and Chambers, with Board. Also. Table and Transient Board. Inquire at Mrs. SMITH'S, 233 F street. ap 9?tf Homes for all?beautifully and healthilv located Building Lots. 24 feet front by 130 deep, on graded streets, can. until spring, be bought at the exceeding low price of S75, j?ay- ! able Stf per month. Title indisputable. Union Land Office, Seventh street, above Odd Fellows'Hall. JOHN FOX. Secretary, jan 9?6m BRILLIANT SAILING MATCH. THE lovers of this l?eautiful and entertaining sport are hereby informed that the subscriber contemplate* getting up, on the -th of August, a GRAND REGATTA. W Two chased Etruscan Silver Goblets will con stitute the prizes. The most valuable to be award ed to the most rapid boat in the race. The next best to bear off the second premium. The match is to be between boats belonging to Washington, Georgetown and Alexandria. Boats having decks over 25 feet are ineligible to entry. The proprie tors of boats must bear in mind that they cannot enter any boat not owned in the above places at this time. .Many boat owners are now preparing for the sport to take place on the8th August, and. from the I apparent interest taken, it promises to one of the most entertaining and recktrcht affairs ever before offered to the lovers of boat chasing in this citv. The following craft have already entered for the contest: KNOW NOTHING. WILL WATCH, (the light-heeled craft that bore off the pitcher last season triumphantly.) SKIMMER. MARTHA. GENERAL JACKSON. A large and beautiful steamer will be chartered for the occasion, in order to afford all who desire to witness this beautiful sail an opportunity to be hold all its various incidents. Owners of boat-, and others, desiring to enter their craft, or learn the manner and intention of the Regatta, or terms of entry, can be gratified in any manner by calling at the City Restaurant, cor ner of Pennsylvania avenue and 13th street. Fort Washington will be the distance designed by the undersigned and returning to the point of starting. Price of entry to depend upon the nvmbtr of con testants WM. L. JONES. Citv Restaurant, cor. Pa. av. and 13th st. Jc 29?2a'wtf DENTISTRY. DR V. SHINN. Graduate of the Philadelphia College of Dental Surgery, respect fully informs the residents of George town and its vicinity that he has loca ted himself amongst them for the purpose ol prac tising his profession. Otfi<-e 121 Washington st., above Bridge street, Georgetown. D. C. je 25?d2m4ceolm* HILE MANY OF OUR MERCHANTS are complaining of dull times and tell us they have more clerks than customers. G. FRANCIS, lytl Seventh street, is rapidly selling off every thing in the way of Housekeeping Hardware, and al ways gets' the money. He thinks the times are ;ertainly improving. The truth is. he sells low. md the |>eople are beginning to understand it. If ?ood articles, low prices, ana every ellort to please ivill suit purchasers, he is determined that his 'Ustomere shall be satisfied. jy 10 JORDAN'S WHITE SILPHIK SPRINGS, t^RKDKRlCK COUNTY. VA ? Opened on the 15th of June. From Baltimore, Wash ington or Cumlierland in early morning trains pf* to' Harper's Ferrv, thence by WinchesterJUU* Railroad to Stephenson's dej>ot; from depot l^ iniles in coachesto Springs in time todiHesame lay. Rice's cotillon band engaged. Sulphur Imths. Medicinal effects of water well knowu. E. C. A R. M. JORDAN A BRO. jy 6?eo6w WATCHES. JUST received, a large assortment of ladles and Gentlemen's tine GOLD WATCHES of every <ize, stvle and manufacture. The attove is by far the best and cheapest ever uttered to our customers. M. W GALT A BRO., 324 Pa. avenue, bet. 9th and 10th sta. Je2l?tf ATTENTION, COAL CONSUMERS. WE are now discharging Coal from vessels, and will be for the next three weeks. All per ?ons wishing to lay in their winter supply would lo well to give us a call, as we are determined to *ell as cheap, and on as good terms as any other lealers. Our coal is of the best quality, both White and Red Ash. suitable for Furnaces. Stoves md Ranges. WASHINGTON & KE\S, Corner 14th and C streets, near Canal, j y 13?F ,SAeo4t COAL!COAL! THE undersigned is prepared to deliver COAL of the best quality, at 96 50 per ton. H C. HARROVER, 3d street, 3d door south of Pa. avenue. Jy 13?lm LAND WARRANTS. LAND Warrants wanted at the highest rates by KELLER A McKENNEY, 15th street, opposite the Treasury. Jy 9?lm* CUMBERLAND COAL.?For sal* by the cargo or boat load, by HOWARD A poor, j? 25?eoGt Alexandria, V*. ATJCTIO* 8ALS8. ADMINISTRATOR'S SALE. BY virtue of an order of the Orphans' Court of Prince George'* Coantv I will expose to nob lie Sale, on FRIDAY. the 27th day or July, fast., at 10 o'clock a. in., if fair, if not, on the next fair day thereafter, at F.llavllle, near Rladensburg. the residence of Douglas Vaa*, deceased, ALL THE PERSONAL ESTATE left by him at the time of his death, consisting of 05 shares of Stock in the Bank of Washington. D. C.. and a large quantity of Household and Kitchen Furniture The household Furniture is nearly new. has l?een purchased hut a short time. Is of the most modern and fashionable style, has been selected with considerable taste, and those desirous of pur chasing are particularly requested to attend the aale Terms: For all sums of and under S10 cash; all sums above that amount si* months credit will be 8;iven. with notes, with approved security, bear* ng interest from the dav of sale. N. C. STEPHEN, Adra'r c. t i .of Douglass Vass, deceased. Jy 1'2?eots By GREEN 4 SCOTT, Auctioneer* Frame house and lot ?th street, between Massachusetts avenue aud I street north, at Auction.?On FRIDAY, the 20th Instant, we shall sell, at 6 V o'clock p. m . a good Frame House and Lot. situated on Fourth street west, between Massachusetts avenue and I street, (the flag will designate the house.) Title indisputable. Terms : One fourth cash ; balance In 6, 13. and 13 months, for notes bearing interest from the day of the sale. A deed given and a deed of trust taken. GREEN A SCOTT. Jy 16? n Auctioneers. ? Bv JAS. C. McGUIRE, Auctioneer. FALI ABLE IMPROYED PROPERTY * 6, near lSlh street, at Public Sale.?On FRIDAY afternoon. July 20th, at 6 o'clock, on the premises. I Khali sell parts of Lots 12 and 13, in square 142. fronting 45 reel on north G, between 18th and 19th streets west, running back tie feet, with the improvements, consisting of a two-storv and attic brick dwelling house, containing in all thirteen rooms. This property is very desirably situated for a private residence. Title indisputable. Terms : One tifth cash; residue in 1, 2, and 3 years, satisfactorily secured, bearing interest J. C. McGUIRE. jy 16?d Auctioneer. By GREEN A SCOTT, Anctioneers. VALUABLE IMPROYED PROPERTY v the Isiuud at Auction.?On WEDNES DAY, the 25th instant, we shall sell, at 6 o'clock p m., in front of the premises, part of Lot No. 1 in Square 463, having a front of 51 feet on Yirginla avenue, running lwn k ill feet to south C street, with the improvements, which are two good brick and one frame House The brick houses contain si* good and conveniently arranged rooms and kitchen each. They will be sold separate. The aliove descritted property is handsomely lo cated on Virginia avenue, lietweeu 6th and 7th streets, and presents many Inducements to persons wishing to make a good investment, as it is in the most rapidly improving phrt of the Island. Title indisputable. Terms ? One-third cash; the balance in 6 and 12 months, for notes te aring interest from the day of the sale. A deed given and a deed of trust taken. GREEN A SCOTT, Jy 16?d Auctioneers. By J C. McGUIRE, Auctioneer. CONTINUATION SALE OF H. N. BAR. low's Collection of Oil Paintings.?On TUESDAY afternoon, July 17th. at 4)f o'clock, at the Saloon *jver Farnham's Bookstore. I shall sell, without reserve, the Paintings remaining un sold from the sale on the 13th instant, consisting of about one hundred rare and beautiful specimens of art. by ancient and modern masters. Also, about 1.0l> beautiful Engravings, purchased at the sale of the late E. D Ingraham's collection. Catalogues will l?e ready for delivery on the morning of the sale. Tbe sale will lie continued by gaslight until the whole Is disposed of Terms; $tuo a:ui under cash; over that sum a credit of 60 and 90 days, for satisfactorily endorsed notes, bearing interest. JAS. C. McGUIRE, jy 14?d Auctioneer. BvJAS. C. McGUIRE. Auctioneer. Trustee** sale of building lot near the Circle.?On WEDNESDAY af ternoon, July IS, at 6X o'clock, on the premises, the subscriber will sell at public auction, to the highest bidder, bv virtue of a deed of trust record ed in liber J. A S , No :?*. folios s<6. Ac., one of the land records of Washington, in the District of Columbia. Lot numbered 1?. of Isaac Polluck's subdivision of square numbered fronting on north 1. street, lot ween 23d and vMth sts west. Terms. S15o cash ; residue in 6 and 12 months, with latereat. satisfactorily secured THOS J. FISHER. Trustee. JAS. C. McGUIRE, jy 1-2?eoAd- Auctioneer. Bv C. W BOTELER. Auctioneer. SALE OF A VALL ABLE LOT at Aactioa. On FRIDAY afternoon. July 20th. at 6o'cl'k, I shall sell, on the premises, part of Lot No. 7. in Square No. 238. fronting -15 feet 2 inches on north Sstreet.lietween 13th and 14thstreets west; depth 120 feet to a 30 foot alley. Terms: One-third cash; balance in 6, 12, and 18 months, with notes bearing interest, secured by a deed of trust on the premises. C. W BOTELER, jy 14?eoAds Auctioneer. Bv J. C. McGUIRE, Auctioneer TRUSTEE'S SALE OF VALUABLE AND Beautifully situated Building Lot on Third street west, between Pn. avenue und C street.?By virtue of a deed in trust, bearing date on the 2*th dav of February. 1-63, and re corded in Liber J A. S. No. 52, folios 3ir2. 303, 301, the subscrilier will sell at public sale, on WEDNESDAY afternoon. August 1st. Ia55, at 5J< o'clock p. m.j on the premises, Lot No 11, in reservation No. 11, fronting 25 feet on Third street west, between Pennsylvania avenue and C street north, by 150 feet deep, to a 35 feet alley. The above property is eligibly situated in a most desirable part cf the city, rapidly enhancing in value, and otters a rare opportunity to persons desiring to build or invest. Terms cash ; and if not complied with in three days after the sale the property will be resold, at the risk and expense of the purchaser, upon one week's notice. All conveyancing at the expense of purchaser. CHARLES S. WALLACH. Trustee. JAS. C. McGUIRE, jy 1-2?eoAds Auctioneer. By GREEN A SCOTT. Auctioneers. VALL ABLE BUILDING LOT on 7th, be tween II and I streets at Aaction?On THURSDAY, the 19th instant, we shall sell, at 6 o'clock p. m., in front of the premises, a handsome building Lot, situated on the east side of Seventh street west, between II and I streets north, having a front of 47 feet 10 inches, running back to an out let to a wide alley, 100 feet. It will be divided in lots to suit purchasers or together. The above described property is on an elevated situation, and considered very desirable for any kind of business purposes, Wing nearly opposite the wagon yard, in the most business part of 7th street. Title indisputable. Terms: One-fourth cashhalance in 6, 12, and IS months, for notes bearing interest. A deed given and a deed of trust taken GREEN A. SCOTT, jy 13 d Auctioneers. By GREEN A SCOTT, Auctioneers. VALUABLE BUILDING LOT on 19th st. west at Auction.?On TUESDAY, the 17th instant, we shall sell, in front of the premises, at o'clock p. m., Lot No. 1, in Square No. 124, having a front on 19th st. west of 59 feet % inch, running back 155 feet 10 inches, between north D street and New York avenue, containing over9u00 square feet. Title indisputable. Terms; One-third cash ; balance in 3. 6. and 9 months, for notes bearing interest from the day of the sale; A deed given aud a deed of trust taken. GREEN A SCOTT, jyll?d Auctioneers. By GREEN A SCOTT. Auctioneers VALUABLE IMPROVED AND UNIM proved Property at Auctioa.?On WED NESDAY, the 1Mb inst ., we shall sell, in front of the premises, at 6 o'clock p. m.. part of l^ot No. 14. in Square No. 455, having a front of 28 feet sii inches on north G street, running lack 121 feet 3 inches to a wide alley, between oth and 7th streets west, improved by two brick Houses, 14 by 31){ feet, each one story. Terms: $500 cash; #1,100 payable in monthly instalments of $:?? per month, without interest; the balance a credit of 6 and 12 mouths for notes bearing interest , the purchaser to give notes for the deferred payments, properly secured. Also, at 7 o'clock same evening, we shall sell, in front of the premises. Lots Nos. 3 and 4. in Davidson's subdivision of Square No. 161, having a front of 28 feet each on north L street, running 130 feet to a wide alley. Title indisputable. Terms . One-third cash; the balance in 6,12, and 18 months, for notes bearing interest from the day of anle. A dead given and a deed of trust taken GREEN A SCOTT, jy ??d Auctioneers. A CARD. THE firm of Williamson A Osgodby having been dissolved, the undersigned will remain at the old stand, northwest corner of E and 18th street, where he hopes to meet a share of the pa tronage so liberally bestowed on the late^Jtrm jy 13?tf THOS. W. OSG0DB\ . TELEGRAPHIC 1TEW8. rWTllE IVERIHIO STAR. Pro-Slavery Coavention In Xiaaourl Sr. Lout, Mo , July 17.?The Convention met at Lexington on the 11*. ? large number of delegates were present After a temporary organiiation, Senator Atchison and Col. Doniphan vers called on to ?ddrc.M the Conventi.*, but declined Otben eRj*d the meeting in favor of the establlah inert of slavery in K?uu? by all lawful mean. The Convention was permanently orgamtod by the election <Ff Col. W. T Wo.* as dent. Resolutions were introduced requesting the Legislature of Missouri to pa.* acts retaliatory upon and discriminating against the products of Mawachuactl*. Vermont and Michigan President Shannon of the University. ad dressed the convention. setting forth the bible arguments in favor of slavery. His speech was ultra and inflammatory, and created much ?wlteasBt. Some of the resolutions were strongly objected to. The Convention was still sitting at the last account?. Steamer Bar at. Philadelphia. July 17 th-Tfce splendid st.'amer John St;vena, belonging to th? Cam den and Amboy Line, was destroyed by ire at 2 o clock this morning. while lyiug .t White Hill Landing, below Bordentown The entire woodwork was burnt, but the hull being of iron is probably not much damaged She was the largest and most expensive boat ?n the river, and was built in 1846. The ori gin of the fire is unknown. Six per*?ns were sleeping on the boat, of whom the pilot, one leek hand, and chamber-maid are known to have been saved. Three others, including the cook and Stewart, are missing, and are sup posed to have jumped overboard. The Tucker Explosion PaoviDEMcx, July 17-Henry M and John Tucker have Wen arrested upon the charge of blowing up their father s bouse with gun powder imperiling the lives of the family. Liquor Decision. New \ork, July 17 ?Recorder Smith this morning decided that ales, beers, wines, and Jpirits that had paid duties could be told in any quantity to any eiticen Arrooti tor Violation of the Neutrality Laws RiFraLO. July 17.?Three men, including ?n English recruiting officer, have been ar rested for recruiting men for the Crimean War Yellow Fever a: New Orleans. New Orleams, July 16.?The deaths last week were 187, including 44 from yellow fever. Baltimore Markets. ja,y 17 -fW is dull Sales of 100 bbls Howard street at (10 New City" Mills wa> offered at *9 75 without buyer. Wheat has declined 10 a I5c. White *2 a i *2.2(1. White corn $1.02 a SI.04. \ellow 96 a 63c. Oats 48 a 54c. Hew Tork Markets. New \ork, July 17?Cotton is unsettled. Flour lower?Sales of 6.000 bbls. at *8 56a S8'58 ; sales of 500 bbls. Southern at $10 75 Wheat is lower, of 3.000 bushels Western white at $2 50 Pork ?? untitled ? sales of 800 bbls mess at $19 12. Reef firm* W hiaky easier; sales of 200 bbls. at 40fc. New Orleans Markets. New Orleans.July 16 ?Cotton has declined ic with sales of 1.500 bales middling I0al0?c. Bacon?si les 10c., shoulders 8Jc. Stock Market. New \ ore. July 16.?Stocks are lower and money nominal, .sales of Erie Railroad 52| Cumberland C ?al Company. 29; Reading Rail r??ad. D.j[ ; Canton. 26]; New York Central Railroad. 101i; Delaware and Hudson, 32 C. S. 6 a 68, 120i. L in By J. C. McGUIRE. Auctioneer TTAXDSOME BUILDING LOT AT ACC *???.?On THURSDAY afternoon. July 19 at 6# o clock, on the premise*. | sball sell part of Ix>t No 10, in Square 4*1, fronting 17 feet on 5th street west. betw< n M and X streets north and running back 93 feet 4# inches This lot is handsomely situated with the grade and is very desirable for buildinc purposes Title indisputable. " Terms: One-third cash ; residue in three and six months, satisfactorily ?ec?fed bearing interest . ? ? JAS C. McGUIRE. Jy_17?d Auctioneer. By GREEN A SCOTT. Auctioneer" I'MBER AT Al C'TION.?On THURSDAY the 19th instant. we shall sell, at 4 o'clock p r a larjff lot of Lumber, lvlnjf on the Govern nient square Immediately north of the west Capi tol <*ate. and near P??iiu*vlvatiia avenue, consist log of Joist. Slllinu. Srautling, Boards Term* : #vi5 and under cash; over that amount * credit of 60 and 9ii da vs. for notes satisfactorily endorsed, bearing interest. GREEN A SCOTT, Jy , ?d _ Auctioneer. By J. C. McGUIRE, Auctioneer. Three new three.story brick Heases in the Xorthera Liberties, at Public Sale.?On TUESDAY atVrnoon. Julv '?Mtli, at 0 o'cloc k, on the premises, 1 shall sell l<ot* 2 and 3. in Norman's subdivision of square No 309. fronting on Oth street west, at the corner of N stree* north, running back 94 f?*tw inches to a 10 feet alley, with the improvements, consisting of three new three-story brick Dwelling Houses, with back buildings, containing 7 rooms ea^h with wood sheds. Ac. The corner building has a store attached which is now occupied as a grocery, and is doing a tlrst rate business Terms: One-third cash ; residue in 6. 12, If* and '.44 months, satisfactorily secured, bearing interest JAS. C. McGUIRE, Jy 1"?d Auctioneer. 373] IMPORTANT TO THE LADIES. [373 One Dollar's worth of <r?*ds far 74 cents J AS we contemplate enlarging and otherwise im proving our store, we will commence from this date and continue until the loth of August next (at which time the improvement Is to com mence) to sell our large and beautiful assortment of Uwn?, Tissues. Barege*. Gentlemen's and Boys' wear, and in fact our entire stock of SUM MER GOODS at greatly reduced prices for cash We have also on hand a complete assortment of toadies' and tientlemen's Summer Gaiters and Faocy Shoes, which we are disposed to sell at least 25 per cent less than our usual prices. Persons wishing to saw money would do well to give us a call as tliev mat confidently rely on obtaining GREAT BARGAINS R B HALL. No 373 North Seventh at., one door above jyl3?eor.?u- r q THE FAl'QUIER WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS \RE now open for the reception of Company, and in a far more attractive condition than they ever have been 45B A gross misrepresentation against them?liii& Laving been published in the Petersburg Intelli gencer and Baltimore Sun to the etfeel that they were closed for the season is now traced to an ir responsible source unworthy of uotice. It is proper to state that'there is no shadow of foundation for It. The subscriber trusts that ha will not be made the victim of such malignity; and the respectable journals which have given currency to the rumor by transferring it to their columns will disabuse the public mind through the same medium. ALEX. BAKfcR. jy 13?Cm SCMUTTER A kAHLERT, Artists, fresco, decorative, and every description of ORNAMENTAL PAINTING. Orders left with Baldwin and Neanlng, Archi tects, corner Penn avenue and 11th street, will be promptly attended to. Jy 11?In* BANKING HOUSE OF PAIRO k NOURSK, orroatTR rsim dtatii tikicit. Bonds, stocks, and other securi ties, Pure halted aud Sold. Interest at the rate of six percent per annum, allowed on depoalt% when left for thirty days or longer, Jan *4?6 m

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