Newspaper of Evening Star, August 27, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated August 27, 1855 Page 2
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evening star. wASHiyGTOy CITY: Moxnxx uikrxoox \u-ust ar. 15* ADTERtiBBMBSTJJ should be handed in hy 13 o'clock, M., otherwise they may not ap pear until the next day. SFIEIT OP THE M0E5INQ FEES8. The Intelligencer republishes an article from the Philadelphia North. Amenean, which is difpleaaed with the doings cf the keD?as Legislature, which in it* judgment, illustrate the folly of " squatter sovereign ty. The editor of the North American regards the acts of that body, on matters in which the riavery question is involved, as Amounting to a disfrancl isementof the settlers from non-slaveholding States. It objects to tho enactment, bj that Legislature, of the punishment of death for negro stealing; to the pre vision cf a law barring settlers from acting ?3 jurymen unless thay can take such oaths as. to their abstract views, will make it clear that they will observe their oaths as citixens to cany out all the territorial laws?those bearing on rlavcry as well as the others; to the police iuwj with reference to negroes, enacted by the Ls^-dature, which are precisely similar to those exiting in Missouri and all the other tiavehulding States; and also to the provision a:'owing Mis.aourians. who have just come into the Territory, equal rights, in the matter of voting, with the pauper*, just arrived, who ?ia\e been sent out by the abolition emigrant societies. As far as wo can perceive, the Kan sas Legislature, representing a constituency many in-re than half of whom are for the exis tence of slavery in the Territory, have merely taken effij-nt measures to prevent Kansas from becomg the point from which the Missou rians may be robbed with impunity of their slaves. The measures taken are effective, be yond doubt, and will teach abolitionism, we ixu-t, that, if it wiil continue its work of dis union, it must recollect that it has men?not children or old women?to contend with. The Union's leader is an elaborate and able paper to prove that those who are inw moaning over the burial of the Missouri com promise, in the enactment of tho Nebraska bill, are the parties who first killed (violated it in Toting against the admission of Arkansas, Ac., on account of slavery. The Union a la' disposes of Mr. Louig Kossuth's ridiculous com plaints, became President Pierce elects not to rcwo.jd to his (individual) interpellations with reference to points connected with tho foreign policy of the Government of the United States ?saving in conclusion : tu"ftV.^i ' ?then, coaclQ^on> ven " 1 Whether, in the event of a revolnSm ary contest in Hungary and Italy, American ships wi, I e pennitiei, under the laws of the s " ^ h* ' t0 f?r 1>0rtS ia the Ptsses 3 on t;i toe insurgents ? And, 2 Whether suvh ships will be ex <wtl awn search or seiaure on the high teas by Austr-an vessels of .rar." f t vio:*te<1 P? principle of national ' or f r.v..te dx-orum in sending such i' V - ^f-idont. Tuc PrJidei.i !.) " l^' a:Ij rec"ii:t of mcmorluls '-.m i ? 'T., ;Ue- .ll ??j?? OUcb ? 7r . r[ViHsU'5 8 bccn I^ooed by an ??rdtni I ie, c: a sanguine Irish repealer or a K -rtru"ks u Fr?nce, or an Italian V.i * u. Ko8< acd his disciplescan. . "j r "? n,:y movements-be ?f ?? i ?Wr FEESOEAL. Hon. L. Halbert, of Kentu?kv, is a'" Dillard's Hotel. ...,Tho President of the United States met with a most cordial greeting on the 21st Inst., tru the occasion of h:s vi-it to the White Sul I hur (\ a.) .cpi -ngs. Ex-President Tyler made ^?peiciii on behalf of the visiters, which w.-s faoquei.tly responded to by President Picre*. A l.beral ar.t patriots spuit ev;nced tarwugrou. tne proceedings. A cordial re ception ha3 also been extended to Mrs. Pierce by the ladies at the Sprirg^. Mr. James C. Thompson, proprietor of ihe extensive machine works on Quay stieet AW, has ncuved ar. ,ff.r to assume the i !i .nr ':-le!ri!'"rtf thw RuMian n^vy, and is t Prlf3 * fcccosarjr arrangements wUh t- . Rr."lt;1 minister. The off/r i* [VT V^-?V3 at * VI ,ry of S6 000 I*r *?uum, ' lKe Ic?1 frco- anJ has been made in 1 , qj?;:CtCi0' resignation of Mr. Cham i r ^ \ :T."' Wh? ha" ht'1,J that Potion l.r tna pa^t eighteen years. .... Miiy Williams and her American born ? .1J'f"*;1 bjck to Liverpool by the Boston .ent.c* as paii^rs, has been brought back b. A m4n at Cleaves, Ohio, was lately : Ui'^ 'J f loe"*t Tho effect* are similar to . ? .r^ 'Juced by the bite of a mad dog: the r " t "? fi.f vwlent that it Ukf-s fivu or six ? old him in bed. and he ha^ bitten his * ? a<~J Jnto string *. ....A correspondent of the Troy Budget, ^;if-iBg from Albany, Fays that Mr. Talt of w ca - "ru~l u<?? ? 'th. Moo'ion i'* ' \fr ,hy claims JIM,000 damage*. There are. we presume -n arni f " that amount of money. .... L.uia H V. d'Aguiar, Es^., arrived in the I nu n the ether day frun Rio do Janeiro u- Cuiifcul-Cieneral of Brazil, to reside in New Yr*V Wu' be ^^''ected that Mr. d'Aguiar ah.y fi,?d the same office several years"a^' video " limt' he ha? been Cousul Monti ....B chsa, tho veteran musician, who is te w at ^au Francisco, is in a critical state of ,11 ,WVa th? Which is ex l-e-.tea to tormu ate fatally. ? ...Mile. Rachel has presented to Capt. Kye, of the Pacific, a splendid breastpin, set in uu actds and g.rneU, as a testimonial 0^" he-trrm heen a present to bertr m the Emperor Louis Napoleon. Mr k* h i i .ak a1' h*s received from M lk. Kitt hel, by the uands of Capt. Xye, five hun drc I francs ($100; asa donation to the H .me for Destitute Children of Seamen ....The widow .,f the late Judge Story died in Bjstou laet week L tab.~Dates fn.m Great Salt Lake, to the 1st of July, represent that the third crop of graiu lias been destroyed, and the prospect of f-rninc was still imminent; while another ac count states that the injuries to the crops by gra?-b?^pjvr3 have not been s? serious as was *pp.ehci led, and that the Mormons are not likely to be starved out. ^ L >n. L Shaver, one of the judges of the itnit. ry. was I'^und dead in his bed on the Jjta Jur.:, inl was buried with great cere Uijij. yaw City Papers -a new -American ' paper, to be oj?I??d the "National Democrat " is ^.n to b? commeneed in this city. It U'to U pobashed daily and weekly, and owned and controlled by a joint stock company atrSen. -has also recently been started T? ?? puUi-l.,., by Col Cox, hr ' "?op.,Sn p.p,r -Bolt Am.r,c?" WASHINGTON NEWS AND GOSSIT. The Clerkthips of the next Hooae.?If there be one, there are fifty active politician* busily ergaged in electioneering for the Clerk ship of the next House of Representatives, all of whom are identified directly or indirectly with one or the other wing of the party clniin ing to have the majority of the body with them. Some of these gentlemen stand on the "Philadelphia platform," while others hoist the banner of the new Abolition-Republican party. Washington is the nominal headquar ters for all the cahoodling upon this subject, though as yet there is a scarcity of opposition politicians here, in this middle of a long recesf. New York is, in truth, just now the point where nearly all the efforts are being made to consummate bargains, coalitions, and conces sions to effect that election. We are inclined to think that the Know Nothings of this citj have very generally adopted John Wilson. Eaq.. as their candidate; while it is very cleai that the Organ association are backers of the pretensions of J W. Brice, Esq., of New York city, a very fine fellow, in his way, who is now among us. Robert Latham, Esq., of the late firm of Sclden, Withers k Co., is a candidate on his own hook, and so also is said to be J. C. G. Kennedy, Esq., the chief of the Census Bureau under the Fillmore administration. We, also, not unfrcquently hear the ntmcol that veteran Whig, Nathan Sargcunt, Esq.. mentioned in the same connec tion. Mr. Ken nedy ai.d himself, we take it for granted, have their respective ,l claims" on their identifica tion with the Republican party aforesaid. We might extend this list, ad infinitum?almost But wo have recently obtained information ol an arrangement consummated in the famou. political parlor of the Astor House in New York since the Tennessee election came t fi that strikes us as bidding fairest of all to win? as promising to turn out to be the very iden tical polo that will knock off tho ?o inucl. longed-for persimmon. Through that arrangement, a new and en tircly unexpected candidate for the Clerkshi; tikes the field, in tho person of a no less dis tinguished gentleman than tho lion. Mr. Cut lorn. His immediate backers and entercrs foj this contest, are the parties at the North wh< took so much interest in his raca for Congress, as to offer to furnish the sinews of political war (as they are recognized in the arena oi New York politics) to any extent that his (Mr Cullom's) managing friends at home, uiigh deem necessary to make his re-election to th? House a matter of absolute certainty. Ht was to have been the candidate of their party for the Speakership, beyond all doubt; the programme having been arranged, and mcari> having been devised, ^we feel assured wi?hou Mr. C.'s knowledge,) to buy his election to that post, if any amount of money would accom. plish that object. In Tennessee neither paitv in politic? practices upon any such principle, which is too much in vogue with all parties in the Empire State. J This ig the fir-t occasion in which it ha* been proposed to carry out the tj.stem in tho e!cc tio.i v[ the Speaker of the United States lious. of Representatives. It was doubtless to have been done without letting Mr. Cullom know any thing abuut the mauncr in which it wa effected, least he himself might decline to iu I for an office to be bo secured for him. It wa I not proposed to bribe members whose vote were doubtful, to vote for him, but to use the I money with some of their their personal frieid and associates supposed to be ab'e to d much in the way of influencing their votes However, the over confidence of the friend. I of Mr. Cullom at home, having completely I spoiled the plan for placing that gentle" | man in the Speakership, it has already boen arranged to run h;m for the clerkship of the H'juse with much better prospect of success than ho woUid have had for the Speakership; as very few of the Southern Know Nothings ar.d of the Northern Philadelphia platform Whigs would have voted for him, because <f the great anxiety cf Mr. Seward's frionds V I place him in the position. As the clerkship is not, strictly speaking, a political office, he I can poll a much larger vote for it in the Hall, thin he would have been able to poll for the I other. Though he may not already know that he is a candidate, he is ai this moment bj the most formidable gentleman in the field I for the clerkship of the United States House I of Representatives. j The Hards?At tho last New York State I election, it turned out that the Adamantines (men with very hard consciences) had dwindled down to some 35,000, while their inter-; arty rivals, the Softs, pollel liy,000 votes. Those I who note the progress of political events in I this oouutry with care, arc familiar with the 1 circumstances under which the Hard faction I virtually disbanded after that fashion. A I large wing?the honest among them?forget I ting their personal (or faction's) griefs* I re-united with the Democratic party ol the I State on Governor Seymour, cud those most hungry for spoils went off to the Know Noth ings; leaving but 30,000, as before remarked I adhering to the Hard ticket. They have just held their State convention I prior to the approaching State election, whereat, through the exertions of Mr. Daniel E Sickles, as is very apparent from tho report of their proceedings, they exhibited more cetn mou sense than is their wont of late years. Their address, of course, is redolent with their | aumal abuse and misrepresentation of the President and all who sustain his adminis tration; as without that feature somewhere marking their proceeding?, they woijld at once surrender all claim to individuality of org ani zation and separate (factional) existence. But they voted down with iittie ceremony the usual resolution of indignation against, and villifi cation of the administration, expressly on the ground that tho enactment of such resolves bad turned out to be a non-paying policy; (.hat is, a policy that added nothing to their strength, while it convinced the world that their opposition to an administration with whose policy on all points, except with refer ence to the distribution of office, they coin cided. was wholly tho result of their failure to obtain all of the spoils they assume to be their share. Mr. Sicklcs, who is by no means deficient in brains, and is by far too thorough and ambi tious a politieian to pursue a shadow long, to be laughed at, fairly brought them to their senses by convincing them that it was worse than folly, on their part, to make their faction's grievances an excuse for defeating the triumph of all their nominal principle! of public importance, in November, and thus se curing the election of the instruments of Mr. Sewarl. We, however, have little faith in the power of Mr Sickles to effect for good results the course, iu the election of the Hard manager* who buy and Mil legislation at Albany every winter. Tbey are a part of the new Regency thaf has sprang up there since the dispersion >f the far-famed Albany Regency of times past. That was composed of statesmen and ith^rs of great intellect and influence over the State, through the weight of their personal ?haracter and the rcspect of their fellow-citi ?.ens for their public services. The new Re gency is one that works wholly by bribery, lirect and indirect, and is composed almost vholly of men who should of right be in State prisons, rather than hanging around the lob bies of legislative chambers, and the bar rjoms and gambling houses of State capitoh* [t is composed of Silver Grays, (now Know Nothings,) Republicans, and Hards, in about jqual proportion^ ; and in the coming election t will sustain the Republican nominations, as >eing the only candidates, with a fair prospect >f success, that can be relied on, indirectly, to iid and abet its schemes of plunder in return .'or its favor in the canvass. Mr. Sickles has done wonders in bringing ibout the manifestation of something like common sense : ad integrity of purpose in the action of the majority of this convention, but ho oannot accomplish the impossibility of in lucing tho Hard portion of the Regency to vote, with its blind followers, so as to weaken the prospect of stealing with impunity from ihe public purso at Albany next winter. Gloucester Custom-House.?The proposal* for the construction of this work were opened at the Treasury Department on Saturday last. The contract was awarded to Messrs. Cushing, Crosby, and others, of Lowell, for $25,596. The Learned of the Land?"Take tho New York Tribune, with its host of eloquent tnd learned writers and staticians, its j;oot->, iiid its critics, its correspondents, and its? law yers, and think for a moment on the uiisdirco i lion of this disciplined array of talent and of genius against the Constitution of the United States, and many of those settled and essen tial institutions by which the community is protected, and public peace and private rights wcured." Thus discourseth the Union of Saturday. For our part, though acknowledging the origi nality and fre.-huess with which the New York Tribune is conducted, our dull brain has not been able to appreciate tho talents, and ge nius, and learning of the host of writers for the Tribune, of whom the Union speaks in so high frm?. With the exception of the subject of the existing Rus.-ian war, wherein it does exhibit much more reliable knowledge than any other American newspaper, (for Count Garowsky i.-. its writer in that department,) we find little genius displayed, except in the matterof urging eutopian theories, which the experience of society has black-balled, some of them centu ries ago. The talents of this famous corps ?<ecm to us to be little more than fanaticism, self-sufficiency, and bigotry run mad ; and the independence little more than evident eff >rts to cram down the throat of society, by dint of threats, bluster, and misrepresentation, its at which society's stomach revolts, as whenever it has been attempted to dose itwich them since civilized sccicty existed, which has n,t botn unfrcquent'y. As for the solid in formation of the corps in question, that is capitally illustrated in a paragraph from the Tribune that met cur eye the moment before we read what wo quote above from the Union, as follows?(speaking of the Presi dent's indiposition at the Virginia spriugs)? viz : 44 His epee?ly recovery will bo anxiously hoped lor. not tho less so from the ugly f.ict that in the ?vent of his demise at the present time, David R Atchison, the ruffian leader of the Missouri invaders of Kansas, would be come President of the United States!" We have had the Tribune for more than a year prist laying down the law with reference to the Kansas question, claiming to be alone right in its knowledge of facts bearing on it> and abusing the Hon. David R. Atchison in this connection without stint. The sum of its pretensions upon this point is. pretty much, that nobody but the Tribune's brilliant ccrp* knows anything worth knowing with reference to the Kansas question. Whereas, if the little office boy who sometimes helps to do the Stars lipping, should announce that Mr. Atchison would, by law, become the acting president in case of the demise of President Pierce, we ?mould feel very much inclined to spank him, for a numskull?very much so inclined, in ?Iced. As every boy who knows anything of American public affairs, should at least know ihat there is no law under which a private citiien?a gentleman not no*f in any way con nccted with public life, or with the Senate of the United States?could be at this time seated in the Presidential chair by any means short of a revolution. Ordered.?Purser Levi D Slamm, U. S. N., has been ordered for duty at the Boston yard. A Bad Speculation.?It will be perceived, from the news from Mcxico in this morning's Star, that our anticipation, expressed some days ago, that the advices from Vera Crui vouId settle the question as to Santa Anna's .'urther reign in Mexico, was correct to tho let ter. The foreign?American and European? creditors of Santa Anna's government did Lheir best to sustain him. Parties in New York, who have been furnishing him money 1 without stint of late, are doubtless to bo badly | burned through his abdication. They havo ocen working manfully to induce the govern I i-icnt of the United States indirectly to guar antee the payment of Santa Anna's obliga tions to them, tho amount to be taken out of the payment to be made by this government, to Mexico, on the completion of the boundary survey. The United States Sloop-of-W&r Saratoga. The following is a complete list of the officers ordered to this vessel, now at tho Boston Navy V.Td, and about to sail to join the Home Squad ion, in place of tho Falmouth, returned on ac count of yellow fever ou her : Commander? Edw. G. Tilton, Lieutenants?Wm. Rogers Taylor. Francis Winslow, John Wilkinson, and James Higgins; Surgeon?J J. Brownlee; As sistant do.?Michael O'Hara; Purser?A. A. Bolknap; Acting Master?Greenleaf Cilley; Passed M'dihipmen?Bancroft Gherardi, Geo. E. Belknap; Midshipmen?James M. Todd, JohnS. Barncr; Boatswain?Francis A. Oliver; Gunner?James A. Lilleston; Carpenter?Geo. Wisner, Sailmaker?John J. Stanford; Second Lieut Marines?John 0. Payne. The late Capt. Folsom, Assistant Quar termaster U. 8. A.?This morning the War Department received official intelligence of the death of this gentleman at the mission of San Jose, California, on the 19th ultimo. Though the richest man in California?his incomo from c3tatc being $200,000 per annum?he oon ti ned, up to the time of his death, to dis charge the duties of his post in the army. He vr. a native of New Hampshire, and going out to the West coast early, Acquired all hi* vast property by speculation since the commence ment of the Mexican war. lie was about thirty-six years of age. The Current Operations of the Treasury Department.?On Saturday, the 26th August, there were of Treasury Warrants entered on the books of the Department? For the redemption of Stock For the Treasury Department...* For the Interior Department....? For the Custons ? War Warrants received and en tered ..?? ...? Covered in from miscellaneous sources On socount of the Navy??.?.???? Repay Warrants on account of the Navy The Epidemic at Norfolk and Portsmouth. The accounts of the progress of the yellow fever in Norfolk and Portsmouth are of the inoit gloomy character; threatening the de population of the two towns. The number of deaths each day is very large ; and the num ber of cases rapidly increasing. The following are the names of some of the deal: Child of Wm. C. Barnes, Job Halscy. John Martin, Mrs. Thomas M Martin. Mr. MeLane, Georg? Higgins, John Conrade. John Mehe gan. Miss V. Stalling. Mark Mattocks, John, slavo of William Taylor. Mary Welsh, Mary Haywood. Samuel Cooke. George North. Su san. slave of R. Gatewood; Mrs John A. Hall, daughter of Capt. Elias Guy; Lucy Foreman. John H. Hall, Gideon A. Strange, Mrs Jane Brooks. Miss Wieland, Capt. Bunting. Mr. Hanberry, Miss Harriet Fullghain. Mrs. I>r. Friendeuian, W. H. Lohuian, George Jacobs, C. De Boer, Mrs. Wm. White, Mr. Alphonsn. Frederick G. Roberts, Mr Henby. F. Roach, Mrs. Virginia Robertson. The Rev. Mr. Teeling. who has visited much in the two places, estimates that there are between seven and eight hundred cases in Norfolk, and about five hundred in Ports mouth. In answer to letters from this point, asking for the details of the ravages of the yellow fever, the number of cases, deaths, Ac., the following letters have been received A member of the Common Council of Ports mouth. writes as follows, on the 24th : I have just this moment received your let ter, and am sorry to inform you that in many cases your information is too correct. In the first place, B. W. Palmer has been a little sick, but is better. Horatio Moore, R. C. Barclay, Capt. Chambers, Patrick Williams, Dr. Lovett. young James Will:ams, wile, child, and ser vant, Nathaniel Manning, Colin Reynolds' wife, and Mrs. Potts arc dead. Avery Wil liams' wife will die before night. I have not time to write more, but will merely say that 1 am in the public vtore doing all I can for the public good, and that, thank God ! my family are yet all well Send us, to my order as store-keeper, anything like go'jds that you can collect, and the s-ympathics of this distressed people will follow you to your last resting place. R. T. S. P. S.?Colonel Watts and J. Gustavus Hol liday have been sent to the hospital. We have four or fivo mo lieal gentlemen among us who have juJ-t arrived, and wo hope things may prove better, as God knows it is bad enough now. Mr. Thomas Briggs. who left this city acme time since to assist the physicians of Norfolk in nursing tho sick, is nobly performing his arduous duty, receiving on every hand tho praises of the sick and well. He writee us on the 2Jd from Norfolk, as follows : 44 I buried youngJamcS last evening ; and went out to tho Cemetery for the first time. The undertaker that went with us, told mc it made eleven he had buried yesterday, andfth he L:?d i?.ur tn< re to take out before he went to bed. Recollect this is but one firm, but the principal one; this does not include tiie ho?.piral3. I am at Prof. Strange's. opposite the A-ademy. waiting on young Strange, a cousin of the Professor, who was left here, ai d has been neglected until it is too late. He was left three days without taking medicine? the family are up at Charlottesville?and when be is gone, I am to go to Mr. Lepage's, near the National Hotel, where there are two sick. Mr. Guy's tamily arc all down. 1 have no time to hunt up names, but they reckon at the office that there is between three and four hundred cases in Norfolk, and a little over thnt in Port-mjuth, although in Ports mouth th^re are not more than 2,C90 people from a census taken last week. Yesterday was by far the woist day of the panic, fiveiy body looks wild at you, if they find you are nursing the sick. Rev. Dr. Armstrong goes every where; he virited Jeunings' family yes terday, and told me they were very much dis tressed at tb?jir loss. I have not been to see Mr. W. sii:ce Saturday, as no one wants visi ters at this time, but the sick. A diel last night next door to Strange's, aud another, Miss Kennedy, sick on the other side this morning. So you perceive it is all over the city; yet you hear people going about saying, ?oh! don't go in the infected district.' I g* everywhere myself, but don't go out at night unless I am obliged. I never saw such hide ous looking corpses as they are. This young man is looking at me while I am writing, and bis eyes look as though he was dead, it is a common thing to see them carried along the Btreet in blankets, taking them to tho hospi tal Stevens' hat store was opened until yes terday, but that frightened them off. There is a man dying next door now, I hear him groaning?the same place they took the woman from last night. Times are very squally."# A gentleman (a clerk in one of the Depart ments) who left this city, last week, to aid in nursing the sick, writes us from Portsmouth on the 24th, as follows : ?' I cannot give"you the state of disease at this pla~e. One ucars so many reports and does not know what to believe. Jno. W. Col lins is doing well to-day ; Colonel Winchester Watts is sick at the hospital; Miss Emma Boutwell and Dr. Lovett died this morning ; Avery Williams's wife is very sick. Three doc tors came down with me from Baltimore. Dr. Trugicu is sick, and has gone to the hospital. You can form no conception of the looks of the place. Should the disease hold out much longer, there will scarcely be a white mau left to tell tho tale of wo. Many of the r.egroes have it. Yours, Ac. W. B. C. A telegraphic dispatch from Petersburg this morning confirms tho report of the death of the daughter of Captain Elias Guy (Mrs. John A. Hall,) and states that the rest of the family nre improving at the hospital, whither they had been removed. The Norfolk Beacon states that the Collector of the Port had disappeared, aud that the Deputy Collector has removed tho archives to Hamjiton. a town out of the district. The citizens of Portsmouth have organised a Howard Association, and David D. Fiske, (the energetic mayor, who has labored man fully throughout the existence of the epidcmic, djing all that man could do to arrest the pro gress of the disease, and ministering to the sick and dying.) has been elected President. At New Orleans $3,400 have been raised for the sufferers, and six nurses have left there for Norfolk and Portsmouth. Contributions are being daily reoeivod by the Howard Association; still there is great suffering consequent upon tho want of pro visions and neeessazios fur the sick ; and there is muoh yet to be done by these cities which have been spared from the visitation of this awful pestilence. The mayor of Norfolk, Hunter Woodls, is down with the fever; though the latest ac counts represent him as better In Portsmouth, Drs. Trugien is down with the fever, and has been sent to the hospital; upwards of one hundred siok arc thus deprived $7,415 06 4,537 62 980 92 6,095 3G 10 375 40 121.167 40 15,046 00 '28,000 00 of medical attendance Mrs. D. D. Fiske, the ladj of the mayor, i? aleo sick. Among other* who hare volunteered their serrioe> in Baltimore for the yellow fever di? trict, is Mrs Wilson. She haa been accepted by the committee, end will probably leave for Norfolk this afternoon. A correspondent of the Baltimore American, writing from Portsmouth, on the 25th, sajs: Onr position seems not to be well understood at a distance, from which we are suffering some inconvenience in the present exigency. Some charities. I fear, contributed by those who suppose that Portsmouth i* u part of the city of Norfolk, have missed their intended destination. They have been forwarded to th? proper recipients in Norfoli. supposing that our own afflictions would be pror>ortion ably relieved in their dispensation. We can not of course blame the authorities of Nor folk?we do not in the least?for whenever, as in some eases, she has received donations, de signating that a portion was for our town?bit without specifying the precise proportion?we believe her generosity has relieved her neces sities?we believe we have received more than our share. But, if there is no such designa tion, of course, we receive nothing, could not expect to do so. Her exigencies, are. we fear, fully e<^ual to our own ; and without these outpouring* of public sympathy our condition would be pitiable indeed. That the public may have some idoa I will mention the fact that our disbursements for charitable purposes will, for the past week, exceed S400 per diem, and what we may yet reach. God only knows. There is no abate ment of the fever. It is impossible to oonvey any idea of the condition of things here now. Pen and pencil alike fail to portray a commu nity scourgod by such a pestilence?a city re duced from active prosperity to a state 01 com plcte stagnation in every department of traie ?a people in the habitual enjoyment of beal h and cheerfulness and easo?to a state of deis titution. disease and death?everything wear ing the gloom of overwhelming and indescri bable affliction?the silence, loneliness, deso lation and despair?of complete and hopeless desertion. Tne few remaining here whofe condition would allow them to leave, do *> trom a sensi of duty, a feeling of humanity; and may God, in his mercy, spare their weari ;d bodies, sustain their sinking spirits, and en large their hope of lleaven. The Physicians who have eo generously come to our assistance are constantly employed, and we fear over worked, but they do not complain. Such men are men, whose humanity will bless, and (Jod will reward. From the Beacon and Argus of Saturday, we clip the following items : Aid.?Drs Thompson and Morris, of Balti more. Drs. Craycroft and Nath'l Thompson, of Philadelphia. It. II. Graham. Baltimore. Mrs. C J. .Jones. Washington, arrived here yester day. and took lodgings at the Natioual'llotel. The Fever ix the Two Tow.xs.?Sad to say, the work of death goes on fearfully and increasingly ! We kr...w of no parallel to the malignity of the terrible scourge that is level ing down the powerful as well as the weak, throwing ou' the fairest and the strongest of the remaining families in our two awfuhy afflicted towns. It is heart-rending to contem plate. an<i why "houid we attempt to conceal the fact' In our city, yesterday, there were nearly twenty burials. There are now about five hundred cases under treatment. In Ports mouth there are n*> less than four hundred sick, and for 24 hcurs ending at 5 p. m.. six teen burials! On Thursday there wero nine burials in Portsmouth, the suffering* aitl giiefof thy people are beyond the power of language to descrihe. Another Heroine.?Mrs C. 8. Jone?, a !ady of fine ch..r.U'ter and ability, arrived yesterday from Washington and tendered her services as a nurso of the ?ick to the Howard Association She was gladly received, and e.itcred at once upon her laborious duties in tLe infected rooms of the siok and dying. Shot.?Mr. Thos. Clinton, formerly of this city, was shot dead by a man named Sykes. yesterday, on his farm near Groat Bridge. n^COLDMBIA ioYAL ARCH CHAK 'er ?A special communication of this Chapter will be held at M-aaulc Ilail THIS EVE NING, at 7# o'clock. i The no'ices m?king the rail for Wedn-^day ev.-ning are erroneous. LYNDE FMOT an 27?It* Secretary UNION GUARDS.?The members of the i Company are requested to attend a drill and I other purposes on TUESDAY EVENING. 1 the 2fctli instant. Any one wl?hing to join are respectfully Invited to attend. By order: JOHN SHEA, Secretary au 85?at af-^S^FNTERTAINMENT.?'The members i~a of the Sabbath School of Si iih Pmsbyte ian Church, corner of Md. avenue and 6th street. Island, will give the ttrst of their new s'rles of Enterta'nments on MONDAY EVENING, the 27th instant, commencing at 7)f o'clock Tlio-w who are Interested in thecause cf Sabbath Schools and feel the importance of educating the hr^rt a* well as the head, should encourage by their pres ence and approbation these efforts U> ' raise the genius ar.d to mend tlie heart " Admission V2}( cents. an 24 3t ?-^S?POLlTICAL demonstration"! The Jack^O'i Democratic Association of tlie Sixth Ward will hold a public meeting ne*t TUESDAY EVENING, at 6 o'clock, at Odd Fellows' Hall, Navy Yard, in celebration of the recent Democratic victories in several of the States Distinguished speakers from Alabama, Tennes see, and of this city will deliver addresses. The Hon. Henry May will probibly be in attendance. A fine band of music ha? neen engaged. Citizens generally are invited to attend. A. W MILLER, President, au 24?4t (Union) LIGHT AND DARKNESS, or the Shadow of Fate. A story of fashionable Life. Taper 50 cents?cloth 75 cents Taylor a maury?s *u Bookstore, near Vth at. POTOMAC PAVILION. THE Proprietor respectfully informs the publio that the Pavilion will be kept opt n d ur Ing the running of the Potomac Steamers. 4A There are many families fc<"re who intend>CiL to remain throughout September, and he hopes that others may unite to enjoy the fine bath and good Ashing. \v W L?IX Pixar Point, Aug. 25,1S5S. ' ' ?u^ SELECT CLASSICAL AND MlTHEMAT. ICAL ACADEMY. THE duties of my Academy will be resumed on Monday, 3d September. The number of pupils being l.mited to 25, my former patrons, who wish their sons or wards continued wi h me another session, are requested to inform me bv the 1st of September, in order that the place* left va cant may be tilled by others who have already ap plied or may yet apply. Terms, S'12 50 t>er quarter of 11 weeks T. W. SIMPSON, Principal, au >r?3t* No. 161 W est st., Georgetown GEORGETOWN CLASSICAL AND MATH EMATICAL ACADEMk. TnE dndersigred having rent, d the building in 1. which the late Wm ff. Abbott, Esq , so ftng and so favorably conducted his Academy, and baying thus secured more amp'e a-commoda-ions will receive an additional number ef pupils. Early applications are particularly requested, as It is important that all the scholars should be pres ent at the form ition of the classes The exercises will temb?r3d. p au 27 11 be resumed on Monday. Sep '. A. BOWEN, Principal, No (M West st., Georgetown. INDEPENDENT POLICE. THE undersigned have entered ln'o a arm fot the purpose < f attending to aU criminal and other business which may be entrusted to them Any communication from any part of ihe United States will be promptly attended to. One of said lirm will be found at all limes at John D Clark's United btete* Poiice Ofllce, No. 527 Twelfth at. WILLIAM H FANNING, JOHN II STEWART. J NORWOOD, SOLOMON GODDARD. au 27?lw (Organ) DOBBIN AROUND, D GRAVE OF UNCLE TRUE, HAZEL DELL I Dream of Home, Hard Times, Good News, Do They Miss Me at Home, You will Miss Me Thee, Home of My Childhood, Dearly Do 1 Lava Tte? , Few Days. Jordan, and a boat of other new and c-o polar pieces just received at 300 Pennsylvania avenue, near 10th at. JOHN F ELLIS, au 27 BROOKEV1LLK ACADEMY, Montgomery c#., Md. FVNHE Fall Session of thla Institution will com X mence on Monday, September 3d. Catalogues, containing full information relative to the School, may be obtained by addressing the Principal, at BiooKerllle, Md, or from Chas. H. LVne. Esq., Pa. avenue E. B. PRKTTYMAN, A M . au2i?Jw Principal. AMUSEMENTS. THE CAMPBELLS ABE C0MDT6 ! WEST * PEEL'S ? ffLY *?? oBieiWAi Campbell Minstrels, Under the management of the renomned MATT PER" .at ODD FELLOWS' HALL, (???raria< MUIIDAV ETKNI.1G, An??si U)lh, (4 Wh^n thev wlli pnsent a choice selection of new Songs. Cbn-usrs. Ac.. t?i"?>Ler with their INIMITABLE BURLESQUES IL/" Ticket* V5 cents Concert to commence at 6 o'clock Or r'.A JONES, Agent. MATT PEE!., Manager as M?$t iOT PKNYLARD'I oinotj m s With Entire Hew and Brilliant Equipment! rpfllS Superb Troup will fihlbll 1 OK MAKKfcT %Ql ARK, THURSDAY, FRIDAY, s-d SATURDAY, August 3" and 31. and S?pt 1. FOR THREE DAYS ONLY! AFTERNOON AND FVENING. Door* open at ? and 7 p. m. Performance half an hour afterward* Admission 4i cents. Thla Company I* dlstlngui?hed for tie i it novelty and variety ??f tts entertain! equestrian. GYMNASTIC AND PANTOMIMIC, Displaying the highest order of Foreign i Domestic Talent. Among the principal Artist* of this Troupe are Madame VIRGINIA SHFR WOOD, Mons N1COLO ?? PUPILS. Mr UfcO HACHELDrR, Mr DAVIS RICHARDS, Mr. C SHERWOOD. FRANK PAfTOR, Re. CLOWN, JOE PEN TLA.S D. For particular* aee bills In principal hotels At GEORGETOWN on TUESDAY. Angus* ?8th. and ALEXANDRIA on WEDNESDAY, August 40th. au 18?dtSep PLEASANT RESORT. IPRIilfl UARDENI, (FORMERLY FAVIER'S GARDEN,) On Af Strfft,Cftxe*rn Si rrnt'tntk f >.?gkeintk, OPENED every diy in the week, and an Sun day. No spirltou's liquors aiiowed hut Cof fee, Chocola'e, I<e Cream. Ac., will be for aate WVbsr's Bras* Band will perform every Mon day and Thursday evening, oeglnning at about 3 o'clock. Admittance free no 1* 3m ALL STRANGERS visiting t'ie City sLould see Hunter's Cata logue of the curiosities of the Patent Oftce Al to. his Description of Powell's Great PU~turea. HUNTER is to be seen at 400 Tenth street, mav 31?3as* WASHINGTON SEMINARY. THE exerr md of this Institution will be re sumed on Mc-ndav, September 3d H J. DENECKKRE, S. J au as?1W _ President Kl'GBV ACADEMY, Fourteenth strut, west ?f Franklin Squart. THE duties of this Institution will be resumed on the second Monday in September Nun ber*f pupils limred Circulars of the Academy can be olrtalned at the residence of the Principal, on N .bet ween 14th and Ulth streets. G. F MURIfON WASHINGTON LADIES' DEPOSITORY. THE Managers of this Institution give notice that the *t"?re on Fourteenth street w U be open for the transaction of businessou MOND AY, TUESDAY ai d WEDNESDAY next. from II a in. to 4 o'clock p m , and all per-ons Indebted a?* reqifostod to make Immediate in orde* 'lint the -urns due to depositor* mav be paid with out fiirtL r delay. S. P CHILDS, au Zi?4:"" Secwfy. MUSICAL < LASS. HAVING rcp< itediy ?"?"*d bv many fair - Ilien to establish a Has* or lasses for instrtic tion *?i? t'ue Piano fo:?. w ?.> to place it wltLin th?- tneaas of even* psrent to cultivate a mu?icsl ti?tf in hi? f'niuy, aid be'.ajj desirous of meeUnv' the wishes t?f *he~comm.mity as far as iie> in mv power, I am n w inking arran^em?*nt?i to open such classes, provided sufficient inducements oiler, and in such e, my object beln^ to give a thorough m <sical foundation to mv younger pu pils. I should propose to take a limited uuner at the low rate of per q uarter, of :0 lessons Persons therefore desirous of availing themselves of these classes will please apolv to me. by note or otherwise, at Mrs. Smith's N j. ? F street au 45?tf W H EN RY PALM ER OLD THEOLOGY.?The under>lpn?-d has laid nslde from his stock, to be m* t io auc tion at the proper s?*on, a la ge coiie*. ti<> i of Books, old editions in some cases. In others tiu fillcate copies oft he l??t edi Ions extant, which, n the meantime rnsy be bought ji Auction prices at his store. Many valuable works on D1 vlnltv are to be found amonz them Also. History. Medlcl:.e and Mar gery, General Science; nove a and miscellaneous Literature; also a few F rench Books 1 au 45? FRANCE TAYLOR rpOYSAND FANCY NOTIONS, cbeip at 1 au 44?3'. LaMMONL S. *thst. SINOING AND FLUTE LESSONS. MR WILLIAM PALMER. P; lessor of Sing In^. Ac . having been induced to accompany his nephew (Mr. H nry Palmer, the eminent pi anist.) on his ietu?n to this country, aud to U\e up his residence in this city, will be happ\ to re ceive p:plls for Inst'uctloh either in Stnglne or In the art of Flute u axing, having been associ ated with the be't Professors in Europe, studied under C revel .1, the ?i? at vocal master in London, and under C Nicholson, the renowntd tluli?t For te-ms, Ac . applv to him. bv Bote or other wise. at his residence at Mr* Smith's, No 433 F street. au 44?tf OOK HINDERS*" PASTE BRISHE9 * GLUE Also, Patent Paint Oil for roefs. Ac. S bbls Putty, in bladders, rcr ssle bv HOWELL A MOR ELL, No 343 C street, between ttb an J Tth an 41?lm Mack er el m ai rer el : ?S bbls lerge No 3 (bnv> Mackerel Landing per "Marietta Burr."' from Uoston, for aaleby WILLIAM M CRIPPS, | ?l La avenue, bet 0th and Tth ats au 44?.It EM)K SALE ?The Subscriber having no fur r ther use for n No 1 Single Harness HORSE, of flne ntyle and action ; per fectly gentle. Will dispone of biin at private sale if early application be made ? The horse can be seen at l^tham's ilven- stabiea Alexandria. Aug 33. A. G. NEWTON. aoJM-3ta MOUNTAIN HOUSE, CAPON SPRINGS THE under^lened having been solicited by many Koulhern friends to extend the present ?'ason, have determined to keep the Mountain House open for their accommodation until the 10th day of October. The three tournaments for the season will take Siace on the 4Sth of August, the 12th and 'iatb of entember. The fare will b? reduced S5 per month and S'J per week, after the 1st of September auM- BLAKEMORE A INGRAM B ?in. PIANO FORTE INSTRUCTION. MR WM II EN R Y PA LM ER beifs to inform his friends and pupils that he is now pre pared to resume his professional duties He Is permitted to refer as heretofore to Messr* Riggs k Co . and anv communieattou left for him at bis residence at Mrs. Smith's, No. 233 F street, will have immediate attention. au 44?lw NOTI1 b"~ HAVING understood that an Individ al has l?een representing himself as Agent for 4 HORNER'S MIXTURE/ and dUpos?ng of an article purporting to be the same, we take thla method of informing the rubllc we have no trav ellng Ayrent whatever for the sale of our Mixture, and that it can only be procured of the Druggists , of Wa.shir.Kton, and of ourselves, and those who purchase from any other source will be linpced upon by a spurious article, the effects of which ttc will not be responsible for HORNER A GARY. The Mix'ure is for sale by the following sgent? H. A. MUELLER. Pa' avenue, between 4Jf ^rdfttlt sts.. south side. No 371. O. BOSW ELL.corner Mary land a venue and Ttb st , and 4k ai*d E at south. K1DWKLL A LAURENCE, corner 14th street * and Pa avenue. J B MOORE, Pa aver. ie, opposite the Seven BnMdfng*. CH-U.LES STOTT A CO , corner Pa ave , ? ni 7 th street W. H. OILMAN, corner Pa avence and 4 street T. C. McINTlRE. No. 370, corner of Tth and 1 streets F. S. WALSH Njvy Yarl, Washington. J. I.. KIDWELL, Georgetown, D cf HEN RY COOK A CO , Alexandria, Va. FOUNTAIN k. CO., 32 King street, Alexan dria, Va ^ J. J HUNT, Frederick, Md. an 44?3t? FOR SALE?A VERY SUPERIOR SEC ond handed 6 octaves Pianoforte will be st Id very low by applying to Mrs H CLITCH. / Pa aveaue, bet* 9tb and Unit st? au OH*

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