Newspaper of Evening Star, August 28, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated August 28, 1855 Page 2
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EVENING STAR. WASHINGTON CUT: TCESDAY AFTIiRSOOl Aij??t 2?, SPIRIT OF THE KORNINS PRESS. The Union sees in the action of the recent New York 'Hard Slate Convention, evidence of the returning sense of that wing of " the Harmor.eous, saying " The important and gratifying feature of the c? uvention. however, is when thoy leave the past and grasp the issues of the future? in other words. when they avow thfj platform of their piii iples. It is in this platform that the \. art f the democracy speaks out. No matur by wbom avowed, such doctrines comiufi.vl ? ur high'st r nprobatiou." Arl? " And may we not hope that these resolu tion- will be received with a fraternal spirit by the other important .Democratic State Con vention v<bich assembles at Syracuse to-mor row? It is imi ossible for a . mocracy who agree upon the principles se> forth on the 23d lo be kept ii> h divided condition, either by differences growing out of the past, or the fu ture divi?iin of offices." In tlis connection the U)iion regards the evident chagrin of the Evening Post o;er the union of the two wings, as a capital sign, and showers praises on Daniel E. Sickles, Esq., for his share in superinducing the adoption ol resolutions satisfactory at this point. As for the tiery anti-Administration address of that convention, tho Union sees in it the handiwork ?t Daniel S. Dickinson, and regards it as an innocent escape vaive for Mr. D.?s bile; inso tauch a> tl.e resolutions are all right, Ac. Tho I'ttetligemrr is occupied with details of Santa Anna's Higbt from Mexico, and with others bearing on the negotiations between Dcnni rk and the United States concerning the "? Seund Dues."' The editor explains the existing condition of the controversy as fallows: Mr lie digger. ? f course, obeyed liis instruc- j lions, and the Dauisli Minister of Foreign Aifairs, after having exhausted all his argu ment- to prove the impossibility of making the concession demanded by Mr. liedinger. asked of Lini a detailed memoir, and promised to uuswer it with the briefest delay ; but the an M*tr wk> waited for whole mouths, in spite of the reitnated solicitations of the American Minister, until March, le>51, when he was told that as -ooii a- '? circum>tauees would permit'" Dc:>m uk would enter intogeneral negotiations ?with all the States interested in the question. The de. Debat- concludes as follows : " Here, then, is where tiie matter stands at present. The Prof dent has asked for author ity to j ut au end t.? the treaty of commerce of 1?25, and Congress has granted it. after be coming acquaints I with the diplomatic docu ment. of wnicb we have just given a summa ry It is politic that iu a short time an aje peal m;:y be made to tLe ultima ratio, and that the gun." of the American vessels of war may try, as Mr. 1 pshur had already planned in liili, to open the Strait which is now ob j-trii 'tv i by the Danish guns ot the fortress of Kr< nburg It is evident that Denmaik, re duced to her own strength, could not contend with the second naval power of the world: but, ns we faavu s?id, the question will not be settled between the.-e two nations aloiu." WASHINGTON NEWS AND G03SIP. Wa3hin$;cm and Norfolk and Portsmouth We find it impos.-ible to ascertain the precise amount of money wni-h has been forwarded from this city in aid of the sufferers in Ports m uth an.f N< rf .11:. but conclude, from the re suit of our investigation?, that at least S3.500 have becu so sent from this point. This is u sum larger in proportion to population, we apprehend, than has been collected for the Cius in aty town or city out of Virginia, and for which our fellow-citiiens deserve great credit, ii deed. It has been subscribed with a liberal band by persons of all religions and till parties, all of whom deserve like praise for their go; d deeds >? this connection, for they have fairy vied with each other in seeing ?who Coul ? a. c <mpli>h most by way of swelling this charitable fund. , British P-ecruitittg in the United Statrs ? "We find in the N^w York Evening Post of the 21st instant, the following summary of facts connected with this affair, viz : Fob Kir.n Lroiox at Halifax.?Th** follow ing fa t- in regard to this legion we have from a source which we believe may be relied upon It was recruitcd in the United States and Canada, and comprises one thousand men, Irish. Fi.'giisb. Germans and Hungarians, di vided into two battalions. The colonel-in chief is a IMish captain of the war of 1831, and the remaining officers, with the exception ?f th<* lieutenantlonel. whj is a Hungarian, are alio Poles. They number thirty-six. and include th" d??otors and surgeons, who hold the rank < f officers. An apothecary is also added to the command. The legi in. which is now full, has been ?<liii',>l>ed. armed and drilled at Halifax, and by th? end of this week will leave Nova Scotia, under orders from the war office, for Southampton fiom whence they will be con veyed t > London, to be reviewed by the queen, after which they will embark for the jjeat of war. The colon? I. lieutenant-colonel and major ?wereapi >inte l ly government, and the first of these, the c>do.,tl, ha.- received authority to nominate the other officers and tho suoai terns The Poles who ha\e entered the service, without being able to secure places as officers, have bcc.i nn:d? sal altera.-*. These are veter an officer- who took part in the Poli.-h revolu tion of i?:;i ar.d who have (ought in Algiers and Hungary. The pay ?i the eoloael is ten dollar- per dar: of lieutenant-colonel arid ma jor. tijrht dollars; of euptains six dollars; of lieutenant.-, f ur dollar. ; of sub-lieutenants, two dollar-, ot subalterns, ouo dollar and three-quarters, and of privates, half a dollar u day. In case any officer die while in tho service, the Briti-'i government have agreed to pay the -widow or children of each superior officer a pen non equivalent to half of his pay, aud to the widows of inferior i flicers a pension equal to hi.- whole p:iy. All the preliminaries have been settled at Washington, between the British minister to the Unite ! States rnd the colonel of the le gion. The government have paid to the gen eral agent 515 per head for each soldier eu lutcd. an l he iu turn has given his sub-agents per head. Now, like the j*.:'.script of a lady's letter, tho giat of thii article is evidently in its pero ration. We should be niu h pleased to hear from the foreign Diplomatic corps in Wash ington. whether, within their knowledge, it is true that Mr. Cramp ton has, in ]>ersoti. been engaged in suj*.rintcnding the i'.rrangementof plans which, he must know well, involve a pal pable and puni-hahle violation of the neutral ity laws of tl0l Government ' We cannot con ceive. knowing as well as we do the system of Intercourse existing between and am- ng the gentlemen to whom we refer above, that they could be. us a class, ignorant in the premises, if what the P>*t lys in this particular con nection be true. We take it for granted that, by this time nt least, the ever attentive and ?o generally well-informed representative of Russia at Washington, has managed to posses* himself of a thorough kn-wkd-e of the affair, and are really curious to inspect hi* budget of facts hearing on it. Thu matter is a grave one, and we presume that it will be so treated by this tiorernment. * Au Important Land Otfico Decision--In tb* case of a claim of the Iron Mountain Kail road Company, Missouri, under the act of 4th August. 1852. granting "the right of way to all rail hd<1 pi ink road*, and Maca'lamiied turnpikes passing through the public land belonging to the United States''?the General Land Office has decided that the rights of the company do not vest at the date of the law. but only from the date of the filing of the pla^ of location and selection in that office: and consequently that the company have no au thority of law to interfere with sales made between those dates. This decision has been rendered in view of the following provision in the designated act: "That when a location for either of said railroads, macadamized turnpikes, or sites for depots on the line of such road or roads shall be selected, the proper officers of such ro.^Js transmit to the Commissioner of the General Land Office a correct plat of the survey of said road or roads together with the survey of sites for depots before such selection can become operative." Explosion of the Boiler of the U. S. Steamer Hetzel?Fatal Results.?Wo learn from an authentic private source that this steamer, connected with the Coast Survey Office, while ut a short distance frum llead Hog Island, near the Capes of the Chesapeake, on the morning of the 21th instant, burst one of her boilers, by which occurrence tho following named persons were killed : Samuel C. Latimer, third assistant engineer, U. S. N.; William Bulger, first class fireman ; William Gardner, first clastt fireman , John T Knight, second class fireman: Bernard Moran. seaman. Injured.?Michael Scdnleu, ordinary sea man, badly; Benjamin F. Vanhurn. sec?nd class fireman, slightly. The Extension of the Treasury Building The proposals for the execution of the granite and stone work of this great enterprise wore opened, yesterday, at the Treasury Depart ment, there being fourteen bids iu all, though a much larger number of persons ao*e thought tj be interested in them. It will rcquiro two or three weeks, wo apprehend, for those charged with the classification of tho detaili oi' these proposals to get them into a shape on which the Secretary of the Treasury can act definitely upon them. Mayor Woodig Dead!?The Shir'.* readers will perceive, with great pain, in our tele graphic column, that Hunter Woodis, Mayor of Norfolk, has fallen a victim to his indefati gable labors iu alleviation of the awful dis tresses of those whose legal guardian ar.d pro tector, under such circumstances, he was. He died a martyr to his stem integrity of purpose and true philanthropy, and will ever be re membered by those endowed with souls to ap preciate moral greatness. H&rd pt? to it.?A correspondent of the Boston Journal, by way of accounting for the effort of Mr. Daniel E. Sieklts to bring the late New York <-llard'" convention to their senses, says that on the night before they met at Syracuse. Mr S. slept with Gov. Seymour at l iica, Col. Forney being al^> a bed-fellow of the twain on that occasion ! The Colonel will doubtless be not a litt'.e surprised to find he was there, as, bodaciously," ho happened at that time to be in Washington city ! An Army Officer Dead.?Tho War Depart ment have news of the death of 1st Lieut. Chas. It. Underwood, of lit infantry, U. S. A., (a nativo of Kentucky,) at Fort Duncan, Texas, on the 7th instant, of inflammation of the stomach. The Current Operations of the Treasury Department.?On yesterday, the 27th August, the/e were of Treasury Warrants entered on the books of the Department? For the Treasury Department.... $%.15fi 24 For the Interior Department.. 40.100 26 For the C us tons 3,28V 00 Interior repay warrants received and entered 13.085 44 War Warrants received and en tered... 247,505 00 Covered in from miscellaneous sources1 ,f)53 24 On account of the Navy 2,000 00 List of Fatonts?issued from tho United Status Patent OCieo f<>r tho week ending Aug. 28, 1855?each bearing that date : Lucius B. Bradley, of Watertowu, Conn ? For improvement iu traps for catching ani mals. A D. Brown, of Columbus. Ga., assignor to Margaret L. Brown, of Opalika, Ala ?For improvement in cotton gin taws. Wm. O. Bisbee, of Camden, N. J.?For ma chine for splitting fire wood. Thos. Barrows, of Dedhum, M asr.?For im provement in preparations of wool oil. John L. Cisco, of Xenia, Ohio.?For im provement in carriages. Fred'k P. Dimpfcl, of Philadelphia, Pa.? For improved method of facilitating the re moval ot incrustation from steamboiiers. Robert W. and Daniel Davis, of Yellow Springs, Ohio.?For improved vico. Oliver C. Greeu. of Belleville, III-?For im provement in harvester rakes. Asahel (iilbert, Jr., of Lowell, Muss.?For improved sash fastener. G. W. B. Gedney, of New York, N. Y.?For rotary wo<m1 splitting machine. John L. U ill. of Columbus. O.?For improve ment in ploughs. Daniel HerrPequea. of Lancaster, Pa.?For improvement iu lime kilns. Horace Holt, of Winchester. Muss ?Far im proved hand stamp. Benj. F. Joslyn, of Worcester. Ma.-.'.?For improvement in seythc fastening. John L. McPheraon. of New Vienna, O.? For improvement in weighing scales. E G Russell, of Ravenna, Ohio.?For im proved regulating valve for steam engihes. Francis A Ross and Wm. 11. Mar.-hall, of New York. N Y.?For improvement in sewing machine cases. David Rohan, of Cincinnati, Ohio?For im- ! provement in shutters or blinds for stores. M. Rich!, of Cincinnati, Ohio?For machine for trimming books. Levi Till, of Sandusky. Ohio.?For improve ment in brick machines. James Parsons, of Dublin, Ind.?For im provement in wagons. Kobt. Beans, ot Johnsvillc, Pa.?For itu provement in the mechanism for changing har vesters from reapers to mowers. Jte. S. Bowermau, of Detroit, Mich.?For im provement in machit'us for cutting standing cotton stalks. i James Emerson, of Worcester, Mass.?For improvement in ships windlasses. Benj. F. Joslyn, of Worcester, Ma<s?For improvement in brcccb-1.tading fire-arms John Thompson, of Clifton, N. Y.-?For im provement ingrain and grass harvesters. John A. Thompson, of Cayuga. N. Y ?For improvement in straw cuttcrs. Nathan Thompson, Jr., of Williamsburg, N. Y.?For improved collapsible boat. Pat ented iu England, Feb. 23, 1855. P. H. Wait, of Farkersville, N. Y.?For machine for eutting irregular forms. Henry Waterman of Williamsburg, N. Y.? ror improvement in reaping and mowing ma chtn. s. I'10' ^ *lter A Jacob Green, of Phila delphia,.Pa.?1? or improvement in vault lights. John Duma rest, of Mott Haven. N. Y., as signor to "The J. L Mott Iron Works, 'of saiao pi.tee.?For improved flask for moulding baih tubs. Albert Bingham, of Boston, Mass , assignor to himself and Andrew J. Bailey, of same pi a ??For improvement in ink-stauds. UrtSMies ?Charles Parkor, of Meriden, Conn., a.-signeo of Wm. Baker, of Utica n! Y.?For improvement in hinges. Patented April 13, 1852. Designs.?Winslow Ames, of Nashua. N. II.?For design for stoves and fir? places. Russel Wh^elrr Stephen A. B.iiley, of Utica, N. Y.?For design for cooking stoves Winslow Ames, of Nashu. . N. II.?For de sign for portable fire placc-. Conrad Uarrfs A Paul Zourier, of Cincin nati, 0., assignees to A. Bradley of Pittsburg. Pa.?For design for cooking stoves. The Epidemic at Norfolk and Portimouth. The accounts from Norfolk and Portsmouth are of a gloomy and solemn, as well as alarm ing character; there being no abatement of the epidemic in either place, and many of the most valuable citizcns are daily misled from their ministrations upon the sick and dying, and in a short time pass away?mingled with their mother earth. From some unaccountablc cause, letters and papers due in this city, at 11J o'clock this morning, did not come to hand. We are. therefore, without our usual advices from the pestilential districts. A letter from Portsmouth contradicts the re port of the CMthof Dr. Alex. Young, and states that the Dr. although sick at Hickory Ground, is now improving: his disease wa* nor yollow fever. S. B. Cocke, it is said, is not dead. Among those in Portsmouth who are untir ing in their efforts to alleviate the distress and suffering of their fellow citizens, especial men tion is made of Col. Watts, J. G. liolladay, I). D. Fiske, (the Mayor,) J. W. Matthews, (town sergeant,) Capt Rowe, Robt. T. Scott, and G. Richard Bou-<h. From Port-mouth the accounts arc most ap palling. The gallant Trugien has succumbed at last, and is now at the hospital, but is thought to be not dangerously ill. Dr. School field is on duty. Gustavus Holladay is up again, ministering to the wants of the afflicted. B. W. Palmer, although weak and fet-ble, was ablo to leave Portsmouth, seeking a restora tion of health by change of air. The blacks having nothing else to do, (all work being suspended.) hold religious meet ings at their churches every day. and the loud wailing and psalm singing chauntings of the afflicted sons and daughters of Africa resound constantly through the air with a melancholy and solemn cadence. As the number of cases increases towards the northern parts of the city, a large number t'f families move before it like chaff before a tv?rnado, and carts and every kind of vehicles are put in requisition to bear the frightened fugitives to the country. Several of the citizens of th3 infected dis tricts who have left for tho adjacent country, have died of the fever; and many others are sick. At the first breaking out of the fever, the black population were almost exempt from the disease, now it seems to be leaving the whites, ai <1 making ravages among them. The provisions cent down by the Norfolk 1) ats daily for tho use of the sick and desti t le of Norfolk and Portsmouth is the only rcliance that many have for the necessaries of lii'e. The general scarcity that prevails ren ders everything exorbitantly high, the coun try people being at raid to com* to market with their produce. The articles wanted in Norfolk and Ports mouth more than any other aro lemons and beds. Donations of such will be thankfully re -.eived. It is gratifying to see so many persons com ing lorward and offering their services to nurse tho E.'ck of tho cities of Norfolk and Ports m uth Yesterday afternoon (as we learn from the Bait. American) Mrs. Wilson, Mrs. Mo honey, an.i Miss Ann M. Kuhn left Baltimore for the scene of affliction the sick, and if possible ad 1 to their comfort. Messrs. Chae. Solomon and Dr. Strandburg also went as ioisle nurses. Dr. W. P. Williams, of New Orleans, also we?"?t down on the boat to tender his professional services. Being acquainted with the disease the latter gentleman will be a {treat acquisition Dr. William H. Jackson of this city has vol unteered his services for the infectcd districts, for which point he is about to leave. Philip B. Baker, of ilacover, left Richmond terday to aid the sufferers by the epidemic. Dr. Baker ranks high as a gentleman of fine attainment in the practice ot medicine He leaves a good practice to go and help those who cannot help themselves, and deserves the m >re praise for so doing. Mr. Henry Myers also left in the same boat to assist in nursing the sick Dr?. Rioardo, Joy and Clark accompanied the ten nurses who left New Orleans on Satur day for Norfolk and Portsmouth. The William Tell Lodge. I. O. 0. F., of Wheeling, have resolved to donate $25 for tho relief of their suffering brethren in Norfolk and Portsmouth. The total amount collected in Baltimore for the relief of tho sufferers by yellow fever in Norfolk and Portsmouth, is $10,545 10. The oflioers and crew of the U. S. steamer Hetzel have subscribed >200 for the relief of the sufferers. Narrow Escape of a U. S. Revenue Cutter. The Alta California, (of San Francisco,) of June 28th, says : "Rivksi e Cutter Jkfkersom Davis.?A traveler from Puget Sound, communicates us that he left at Seatle, June Kith, the I*. S. revenue cutter Jefferson Davis. Captain W. C. Pease, lately from Belliugham Bay, whero *he struck upon a submerged rock in tho Straits of Rosario, not laid down upon any chart, or known to exist by any living in these parts. Nothing but the most prompt and de cisive action on the part of her commander saved licr from total loss. " Captain Pease has rendered great assist ance to those navigators who frequent the bay~ and hwrbors of Puget Sound and Admir alty Inlet,|by discovering and marking out many dangers heretofore unknown, and has also rendered signal aid to a number of dis tressed and shipwrecked vessels upon that coast. The appointment of so vigilant, hu mane and truly able commander upon that isolated station is only another in.-tance of tho accuracy of the judgment of the Department." '? A Quick Passage.?Tho U. 8. Revenue Cutter Jefferson Davis, Capt. Wm. C. Pease, made tho run from tho Straits of San Juan Del Fuca to San Francisco iu four days. A remarkably quick passage. Running distance about 1.000 miles.'' PERSONAL. .... Turner Buchanan, U. S. N., Hon. T. B. Florence, of Pa., Hon. Peter Cushing, of Mass.. R. K. Randall, Esq., of Pa., Hon John Per kins, Jr., of La., aro among the arrivals at Wiilard's hotel, yesterday. ....Private information from tho White Sulp! ur (Va.) Springs, convey the gratifying intelligence of the improved health of tho President and of Mrs. Pierce. \mong the visiters to our city is Mr. Justin II. Howard, formerly of Washington, but now a resident of New York, where he is engaged in the extensive publishing establish ment of Mr. Strong; being one of tho princi pal artists, sketching and drawing for the ma ny illustrated works, including ?? Yankee No tions, of that enterprising gentleman. His many friends will be pleased to learn that his artistic talents are appreciated. ,.. .The proprietor of the Chinese Dramatic Company, which was in New York about two years iii?o, has published in a Hong Kong pa per an account of his doings, an I the treat ment ho received from th? outside barbarians of America. He does not like them at all. . ...llov. Shannon passed through St. Louis on the 2tith inst., on his way to Kansas. ....There have never before been at New yort, R. I , so many visitors us at the present time; among them are IL>n. S. A. Douglas, Hon. John Slide!!, and Hon. Hamilton Fish, Senators in Congress; the Hon. Edward Ever ott; Hon. D. D. Barnard, late Minister to Prussia; Hon. Robert M. McLane, late Com missioner to China; Hon. Richard K. Bayard, late Minister tj Belgium, and Gov. Floyd, of Illinois. ....J, P. Campbell, a son-in-law of Got. Metcalfe, fell a victim, last week, to cholera, . iu the same liou-e where the latter geutleman breathed bii last. BURNER S WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS. Bcbser s W S SrBi.xas. ) ShI*a5Doah Co., Va.. Aug 24. 1855. | Mr. Editor : It is now " the we? sma' hour* ayont the twal. as Bobby Burnt would say. and " The whispering air Send* inspiration from the mountain heights." I seize the moment to sketch for your num erous readers a picture of mountain scenery upon which few of them have been so fortu nate as to gaze, and give them a glance of our mountain home. A grander scene thau that which greets my eye, as it sweeps up and down the Valley of the Fort, from the spot where I now Bit, it woald be difficult to conceive of; and the heart must be insensible to the finer and higher emotions of our being which is not filied with awe and admiration of the magnifi cent picture here spread out before it. com bining all the phases of landscape which make up the beauty and sublimity of nature The moon is just trembling on the summit of a lofty peak of the Fort Mountain, as if loath to plungo behind and leave the beautiful valley to the coquetry of the stars. By her mild light, as wo gaze enrapt about us, the valley and the mountain seem blended in such wavy lines of loveliness and graudeur that we watch with regret the first long shadow that fills athwart the scene. The valley, varying from one to two mi es in width, stretches* out to the southeast and northwest a total distance of near twenty miles?a perfect amphitheatre, having no outlet save the narrow and rocky de tile through which Passage Creek foams its way to unite with the Shenandoah. This quiet vale spreads beneath us its softer features of rural

beauty, its pastoral homes, its fields and mea dows its undulating hills, and its waving woods, with here and there a gleam of silver shining through the foliage as you catch a glimpse of the meandering stream babbling and laughing on its way. This picture cf touching and poetic loveliness is framed in on all sides by majestic mountains, whose irregu lar and frowning summits are delineated against the sky in awful distinctness. Dark, grand and solemn, they seem to stand ns giant sentinels around the sweet and quiet valley to guard it from the wares and crimes of the trrcat world beyond. They seem to say to the billows of life, ever heaving, ever stormy ocean, 44 hitherto shalt thou come, but no far ther''?this spot shall be sacred from the van dal hand of transforming progress?from the treacheiou-* strifes of man in all his vain and hurrying pursuits; and here the genii of Health and Peace shall repose, and Music, Love, and Beauty shall command them by a spell. It is impossible for tnc to give other than a general idea of this truly line scenery. It is strange that it has been so overlooked ; but it will all the more repay those who wander hither, when its unexpected grandeur and its wondrous beauty burst upon them. Those who have dreamed byComo, or worshipped amidst the Alps of Switzerland, will sneer at this en thusiasm for mere 4 ? domestic scenery." But let me tell them that the views from the sum mits of the Fort and North mountains rival the one in that picturesque and touching love liness which inspires to poetry and love; and the other in that wild magnificence, grandeur, snd vastness which fills the soul with high thoughts and glorious aspirations. The tine scenery, ai.d pure and bracing mountain atmosphere, are not the only things in which Burner's excels The springs are the most remarkable in the State, if not in the world. Within an area of one-fourth of an acre nature sends up from her secret labora tories her mosthealingdraught*?white, black, and blue sulphur, slate, alum, free stone and lime stone?in the greatest profusion. Two line chalybeate springs exist a short distance lip the mountain, in the rear of the build ings, the walk? to which are ;most romantic and appetite-inspiring. The buildings are in good style, consisting of two main buildings surrounded with wide and pleasant prome nades. and some fifteen cotages. Tho princi ; al parlor is ro< .ny and pleasant, and furnish ed with a tine-toned piano. The ball room is well adapted to the ourpose, and resounds i.ightly to the strains ot a Cne cotillon band, ai.d merry feet keeping tune in the waltz, polka, quadrille, cotillon, Ac., always closing at a seasonable hour with the '? Old Virginia r? el." A ten-pin alky, fituated on a contig i* us hill, is the morning re-ort of both sexes, when the exerci.-e is gayly kept up until "it is time for dinner The walks and drives arcs in .ill respects as romantic and agreeable as at any other of the numerous watering places of the country. I left Washington on the morning of the 16th in-tant, at six o'cioek, by way of the Alexan dria and Orange ai d the Manassas Oap Rail road, and at twelve o'ch ck reached liuckton biation, fourteen miles from Burner's. From this point we were taken by a coach and four, through the wildest and most romantic scere rJ. reaching the spring- about four o'clock? the valley echoing the notes of a fine bra.-s band as we drove to tho door We found the proprietors, Messrs Burner A Burst, polite and anxious to accommodate, but rather over crowded with guests. Next diy, however, we were in comfortable quarter ; and we must in justice, as we leave t >-morrow, credit the good fare of the springs with sixteen pounds of goc-d desh to our party of four, as shown by the scales, after a s..j?urn of but eight days; aud as I gained not an ounce, tho three ladies must divide the increase among themselves. I need hardly tell you that we found an agreeable company at the Springs?whereean one go in Old Virginia aud not find that ? But this was an agreeable company, pa* exct/lence. To.) few to form separate ami exclusive cote ries, it seems as if all ha 1 determined to leave the rigid fetters of conventionalism and the oold and senseless distinctions of caste at home, and come up into this purer atmosphere with hearts overtlowing with all generous feelings, bent on giving and receiving every innocent aid to the enjoyments of the hour. Hence wo could not but be happy in the free flow of so cial humor, and the nealthful amusements tn I Joyed with rare ze.-t and rood feeling. To-day, or rather I should .-ay yesterday, (for it is now two o'clock of the liith,) our usual gayeties have been varied by an inde pendent tournament, and the usual ceremonies of crowning the victor, and the eh dee by him of a 44 Queen of Love and Beauty." All who have visited the Springs know what a pleas urable flutter of excitement tho sports of tho lists beget. The knights are all hope and ardor?the ladies, all who have any preten sions to beauty, trembling in expectancy of the crown. We have had a most auspicious d ly for the sports, and light merrily have we enjoyed it A g'Hnlly number of gallant knights, on their prancing steeds, entered the lists, each renewing his vow to his 44 ladye faire," and determined to do his utmost to lay at her feet the laurel of victory. Of all the names assumed for the-occasion, I remember only that of Mr. Massey, of Warren county, the victor?"Knight of Ivanhoe." It was choscn with good taste, aud was itself a pres tige of victory; and right knightly did he do his titvoir, carrying away the ring at three successive tilts in gallant style. And although a rarer galaxy of femalo charms was never presented to puzzle the choice of a knight, yet the " Knight of Ivanboo"' sustained well his taste in nomenclature, and bis skill in the tilt yard. in the bestowal of the crown of love aud beauty. With a rare and refined discrimina tion, ho passed by many a quoenly-l'orm. many an eye flashing with the consciousness of beau ty, aud distinguished tho "Lily of the Springs,'' Misi Helen Kercheval, of Missouri, as most worthy of the brief royalty. The sweet aud gentle girl, trae to tho re tiring virtues of her character, could scarcely bo persuaded to accept so conspicuous a com pliment, but she was so universally urged that at length she yielded a reluctant consent, and I do i>ot believe that a feeling of envy, or an ill-natured remark characterised the occasion, so true is it that gentjo grace, purity aud truth win the kinder feolii'gs of all heart*. Miss K. has a petite form, full of easy grace ; dark hair; a smooth aud thoughtful brow; an eye lit up with kind and womanly emotions ; a cheek that dimples sweetly wheu she smiles; a pleasing mouth, and a voice soft and full of melody as the toned of the fiagolette. Such was our Queen ' "Around her shone The light of love, the purity of grace, The mind, the music breathing from her face; The heart whose softness harmonized the whole ; And, oh 1 that eye was In itself a sOul!" T need not tell you of the festivities that followed the crowning of cur Queen, and the choico of her maids of honor, themselves "queens of love and beauty," crowned by nature s own hand, aud commanding the iia promptu worship of all heart*, not less byjtheir grace and accomplishments than bocanse they are "clothed in the light of beauty." With tho light I most bid farewell to Bui ner's Spring?, not without regret, and bearing with me withersoever I mm a pleasant inean ory of the kindness, the courtesies. ant the pleasures I have here enj >yed. I must there fore clo??e this rambling epistle, yet n.-t with out advising the weary and the invalid of the Diatrict to make a trial pilgrimage to th s most sublime and rare shrine of health. It i? easy and cheap of access, only ten hours of day-light from our city, with daily mail faci lities: and when it is better known will num her it? visitors by hundreds where it now dt?es by tens Very truly yours, H D LaC. The Mexican Rovolation. We have some further interesting particu lar* A the progress of the revolution in Mex ico. A letter dated Acapulco. Aug. 5, written by one of the friends of the movement says 11 By an extraordinary express t>ent by Sc nor Gen. Don Plutaraco Gonzales, dated Tre jjpilco, July '-IS, to hi? Excellency, Gen. Alva rez. we have received the pleasing news otthe pxvnunciamento of the capitol of the depart ment of Pueblo, together with the citiis ? f Vera Crui. formerly known as the three cities, and that Foul.'a has bceu abandoned by the forces of the usurper: Gen. Gcnsaies taking possession of the same, with all his troop*. ou the 24th of July. The eracutiou took place on 23d, the object being to approach a* near the capital of the nation as possible, to prevent the conservative party from j roelaiming a President, when Santa Anna shall leave the government. llis excellency, the General-in-Chief, (Alva rez.) has received another communication from tie capital, of the -ainc d ite, urging him to march promptly towards the " Babyloniai city,"' in order to organise his cabinet imme diately. that he may be reeognizrd and ac knowledged by all nation*, by which the p sible evils of anarchy may be avoided. Te this end all necessary moneys are placed at bi.? disposition to facilitate his entrance into tl.e C ipital. The samo letter announces that there is a strong opposition existing between the Amet iean Minister and the Dictator, bee luse that functionary, seeing the very critical circum stances which surround this miserable admin istration of the tyrant, has reiu?ed, in the name of the United State-; Government, to de liver to Santa Anna tho remaining three mil lions due on the sale of the Messillu Valley. Regarding which, we positively know that his Excellency, the General-in-Chief, Alvarei. has solemnly protested against the payment <f the money to the tyrant. The revolution may be cousidcrcd termi nated. it being rtduced to a question of a few days, when a compete dispersion of this san guinary. despotic and arbitrary administra tion, which for the pa.-t two years by misfor tune has reigned over the Mexican people, will be ended. Another letter from the ^aine place, dated Aug.. 6th, pars: '? Ueneral Montleana ha* this morning ar rived with an cscort of fifty drsg<? >ns from General Comonfort s he id quarters, with ex traordinary d.-patch s.i:d news of a highly im portant nature, the particulars ?<f which have not as yet transpired. He has started for Gen. Alvurei head-quarters The report in town is that he brings a proposition to Alva rei for a new President and Cabinet for his approval." By way of New Orleans, wc hare by tele graph the following ad liti"nal particulars <f| the (light of Santa Anna and the attending ii. cidents: New Orleans. Aug. 2a, ln55 ?Fuller a<i vices from Mexico inform us that Santa Anna left the Capitol on the pretence of proceeding in person to quel! the revolution in Vcia Cruz. Un the 13th instant, the citizens of Mexico ad >ptcd the plan of Ayutla. During the ex citement following Santa Anna's desertion, the Qice of the Universal i.owspaper. ai.1 up wards of forty other buildings, w? ro demo i-L ed. The military interfered, killing forty persons and wi uuding many lu.-re. Delegates met in the city of M< xic ? on tho 10th instant, in conformity with a request of the Provisional Government and clio.e Carro President for six months. They also ordained the freedom of the press. Tne stMue of Santa Anna was trampled upon b\ the jiq ulace. Miscellanboi% Enigma.?I aru composed of 2?? letters: My 4. 7. 15, 4?>, 17. 23. 5, is a large city in the United Stite-\ My ti. 3, 2. iy. i? a bird. My 1, 21. 1ft. 10, is used ca a tabic. My 1, 25. lf?, i.- a su.ail it. -ct My 1. 17, 22, 18, is a number. My It). 22. 0. 11, is an article used by car penters My 15, 3. 2. is what i? no# going on in the East. My 3, 25, 15. is a useful article. My 13. 3. 10, 28. is often used My 20. 17. 10. 14. is often cracked. My 12. 22. 24. gives us light My whole is a noted pictorial published in New York. Hahsox. POLITICAL DEMONSTRATION.? The Jackson Democratic Asso. : at ion of | the Sixth Ward will hold a public meeting ne*t TUESDAY EVENING, at 8 o'clock. at odd Fellows' Hall. Navy \ ard. in celebration of the recent Democratic victories <n -everai of the States Distinguished speakers from Alabama, Tennes see, ai.d qf ?hi?? cltv will deliver addresses The Hon. Henry May will probably tie in attendance. A tine band of music has ueen engaged Citizen gener?.liy are Invited to att< nd A. W MILLER, President. uU '21?4t (Union) CANARY BIRD.?Escaped from its cage o:i Friday afternoon, a light color*d Canarv Bird about 10 weeks old, and was sLedding. The bird poswes-es a value to tke owner by being sent three weeks since from Ohio, bv a relative. Any one bringing it to this office. will receive as a reward another bird if desired. a j ;> Lost, on satirday afternoon, the *J5th instant, either In passing along F st. or li an omnibus from the War l)e(?rtment to 7th street, a lady's worked muslin Cap, having three rows of lace. Any one llnding and returning It to this Otlice will be suitably rewarded aa *2-?2t E,1 LAS TIt (OilU, for repa;rni^ Bracelets. ?i Elastic Ribbon for I)ndf rsleeve*, Emory Cushions. Sewing Birds, Jett Bracelets, Combs, Fans, Porte liicnnaies. Ac. for sale at aa2v-3t LAMMOND'S, 7th at. SELKtT SCHOOL ELLEN E. JANNEV will resume her School in Friends' Meeting House, on 1 street. Mon day, September 3d. au 2ft?eo3t* MRS. HENRY a. BL'rtR informs her pu pils that their studies will re-commence the 24th >euteinber No. 301 H street, between 13ih snd 14th. an 2b?3aw3w* DR. SCHWARTZE S tllRONO?TIIER* A(UE PILLS?These Pills have stood Via rivalled for the last ten years Such Is the ettica"y of these Pills, that such a thing as FA.1H ke is impossible, if they are taken accord ing to direction. au ?>?eolm 1JNOR SALE.?The Lumber of a Shanty lieyond Wilson's tavern, on the Cross Koad leading to Roach's Spiing. Also, two good Stoves. To an early applicant they will be sold at a bar gain. Enquire on the premises. au 2ft?St* 1JEKSONS WISH IXI TO PURCHASE X superior Table or Pocket Cutlery, heavy silver plated or Britannia Ware, tine Japanned Tea Trays or Toilet Sets, an excellent Clock, Tta or Coffee Urn, Enamelled Kettie, Saucepan, Knife Basket, Furnace, or any of the hundred and one little etceteras needed by every housekeeper, will do well to remember that they can ttnd them ail very low at 490 Seventh tt. G FRANCIS, au 23 INSTRUCTION iV OPERATIC, GLEE, AND BALLAD MLSIC. JE. SCHEEL, Instructor In Vocal and Piano ? Music, would inform his friends and the pub lic generally that he will commence giving a c iCrse of lessons in the above named bronches. The classes will practice In i^uartetu, Trios, Du etts, Solos and Choruses Private lnstructiou will be given to each pupil, as may be needed. Ladies and gentlemen who f*el inclined to Join said class wiL please ltave their names at his res iaence on 14th ?treet, between F and G, and when a sufficient number shall have been obtained ar rangements as to time and place will be made. Terms $10 per series of 22 lessons. The exercises will be assisted by an able Pianist or an Orchestra if necessary. N B.?Early application is desired. au Vrt?eoUn _ AMUSEMENTS THE CAMPBELLS AEE COMING W RRT A PI.EL'1 OKLT A*? Oit.SIML Campbell Minstrels, I nder the management of the renovued MATI' PKKI at OltO FKI.LOWS' HAl.L, 4 ?mraearinx MOMUV Aaim 27th. (4 night* ) When thev will present a choice election of new Song*. Ourfk. Chorus** Ac . togHber W1?h their INIMITABLE ltt RLKSflKf t_T Tl? kets sS r?uu. Concert to commrui-e at f o'clock l>r F A ION F.J* Agent MATT PKKL. Manager aujM?tf joe rrxTLiKiD-i O I R O XJ S ! With Entire New and Brilliant Eq nip men:! THIS Superb Trorpe will exhibit OS MARKET ?Q( ARK. THURSDAY. FRIDAY, and SATURDAY, Anenst 3'and 31. ?rd Sept I. FOR THREE DAYS ONtV AFTtKN(X?.M AND EVEN INO Door* open at U and 7 p. m. Prrfor?an<-f Lalf an hour afterward* Admission 2A rent* This CoDpanv i? distinguished for the elsgance. novelty, and varle*v "f it? entertainment*, EOl'ESTRI A N GYMNASTIC AM) PAN POM I MIC, Displaying the highe*t o*der ??f Foreign and Domestic Talent. A tnong the principal A rtlst < of thin Troupe are Madame VIRGINIA HIKRW(H)D, Mons NICOLO A PUPIIJ*. Mr GEO RACHELbr-R, Mr PAVII* Kli HARDS. Mr C SHER WOOJ FRANK PASTnR, Ac (LOW*. JOE PENTLAND. For particular* nee till* In principal hotel* At GEORGETOWN ?n Tl l>l?AY. Awgn-t >tb. and ALEXANDRIA on WEDNESDAY, A ugust 29th. au l*>?4Mop PLEASANT RESORT SPRING GARDENS. (FORM KK LY FAVIER > GAR DEN,) On m Strtf t, b*tw"% S<r, ntnmtk f Ru-kfufM, OPENED even- dsy in the week. and oa Kun day. No*pir;i< is I qt <>r? a'towed. hot C?l r*. Chocolate, Ice Creau.. \c . will tie for sale \Veb?r'* Brass Bsni> will i?erform cwy Mon day and Thursday evening, beginning at about 3 o'clock Admi.Urx -f' an M?3m VLL9TRAMUKRS visiting the Cltv sh uld ?ee Hunter's Ca'a | l<.gu? of the curiosities of the I'atent otfc. ?? Al so. hi? Description of Power's Great Pictures. HUNTER is to be ktm at 4?ki Tenib nrwt. amy 31?-tin* INDEPENDENT POLM fc\ fJMIF. undersigned hav? enien d in'o a Arm /o* 1 the purpose < f attending to all criminal a:.d 0 her business which nay be entrusted to tLem, Any communication from any part of lb** United S* ite* will be prpmptlv attend?d to. One of *ald li :n will Ije found at all time* it John l> Clark * U d Jitete* Police ^ Hhre. .No V5 Tw. Ifth at WILLIAM !l PANNING. JOHN II STEWART. J NORWOOD. SOI.OMON GODDARD. au 27?lw (Organ) 1IGKT AND DAP.K N ? xs . ?i of Fate A st -.ry of fashionable Life. Paper .Vt cents?cloth 70 cent* Taylor a maury s MR B<?ok*ton n<-ar Wth s! MVORil PAY II.ION. f J^HF. Proprietor re*prrtfullv Informs the public I that the Pavilion will be kepi open our Ing the running of the 1'otonu Steamers There are many families here who intend J|"'m to remain throughout f*eptcml>er. and he hope* that other* may unite to enjoy the tine bath and good tw.lng W. W l>l\ Pimi Point. Auj. tt, IStt. an2? BOBBIN AROIR1), grave of uncle tri e H AZEL DELL 1 J'ream of Home. Hard Time*. Good New*, |>o They All** M? at Horn-. Von w:i. Mi** Me Then Home of My Childhood. Dearly l?o I l<ove Thee. Few Daf*. Jordan, and a ho*? ?? other new and popular pieces fust received it Pean?ylvania veaue,n?-ar l??th st. JOHN F ELLIS, au t7 MUSICAL CLASS. HAVING iteen lepeatedly ii'.-ed by manv fam ille* to eHtablish a cla*? or?lawse* for iii*tr??c ticn on the Piano Forte, *o a* to place it within t!j< mean* of every parent to cultivate a mu*lcal taste in hi* family, and being ile^i-ou* of mw ng t'u- wl-he* of the cominuuilv a-? far a* lie> in mv power, 1 am now making arrangetnert# to open s i< h cla**e*. provided xutt ent lnduceimnt* olt-'i, and In su< h cane, mv c'ljei t l?e1jig to ^ive? tLorough miiHical found?tl?Hi to mv vounger pu pils. I *hould propo-e to uke a limited number at tLe low rate of .vi per q iT *t? leooc* Per-on* therefcre desirous of avaiiln^ th<-m*elve* of ttie^e claswex will please a| ? ly to me. by note or ?> herwise. at Mrs s*mith's. No. ? F street tf W HENRY PALMES. OLD THEOLOG1'.?The end' "signed his laid aside from his to<k. to be sent to auc t;??n at the proper iwm, a la'ge collection of Boiks.old edition* in home ca*e^. lnoih?rsdu pl. -ate copies of the l>est odi Ion* extan* which, in the meantime may be bought at Auction price* at hi* store M any valuable work* on Divinity are to be found atr.ongthein Also, History. Medicine and Sur Ierv.; nove.s and mincellaneou* .it-rature; al*o a few French Books ft 25? FRANCE TAYLOR^ SINGING AND FLUTE LESSONS. MM. WILLIAM PALMMB PtatMrof Sing . ing. Ac . having been induced to accompany his nephew (Mr H? nry Palmar, the eminent pi anist.) on his return to this country, and to take up his residence In this city, will be happy to re ceive pvpil* for Inatruction either in Singing or in the art of Flute nlavtng. having been ?**ccl ate<l with the best ?rpfm?n> in Furo|>e. studied under CreveWi. the great vocal ma*ter in London, and under C. Nicholson, the renowned fluti*t For term*. Ac., applv to Mm. bv n<?te or other wise, at his residence at Mrs Smith *. No F street. au 24?tf OOR BINDERS' PASTE UKlSHES A GLUE. AUo. Patent Paint Oil for toof*. Ac 5 bbls Putty, in bladders. #or swle bv HOWELL A MOR ELL. No 323 C street, between 6th and 7th a . i 24?lm B MOUNTAIN IIOIISK, CAPON SPRINGS! THE undersigned having been soiin?<d bv many souihern friends to extend the present ffn-.on, have determined to keep the Mountain House open for their accommodation until tbe lt> . dav of October. The three tournaments for the season will u*f p.are on the 2eth of Auburn, Uie 12th and 2>th >>< Sen -mber. The fare wi J be reduced So per month and per week, after the 1st of September an21? BLAKEMORi: A INGRAM PIANO FOKTE INSTRUCTION. MR. \VM IIENRV PALMER begs to inform u his friends and pupils that Le is now pre pare! to resume his professional duties He Is rrir.itted to refer as heretofore to Messrs Riggs Co.. and any communiianon left for him at hi* residence at Mrs Smith'*, No. 233 F street, will have immediate attention au 24?lw IjV>K SALE?A VERY SUPERIOR SEC oud handed t? octaves P.-uoforte will be sold very low bv appl> in^' to Mr* H CLITCH. Pa. avenue, betw. yth and loth st* au -I?eo3t* WM. PETTIBONK, BOOKBINDER AMD BLANK BOOK HAN UFA^TCEEE, Southeast torntr EigaiA amd D ilrctti, WASHINGTON, D C. au JI?2w3t* TO SPORTSY1EN. \T7"E this day open our tlrst supply of the season V> of SINGLE and DOUBCE FOWLING PIECES and GUNNING APPARATUS, and would respectfully solicit from the citizen* of \V;s,,ington and adjoin m: t". unties of Maryland and Yirginia an examination of our stock, conti dent that we can this *ea*on show them a h^ra* sorin ent of goods in this line than any ever before offered in this city, and at prices that cannot fail to please. We would name, In part? Single and double barrel Bird and Dnck Guns, from $2 50 to S150 Powder and Dram F Usks and Shot Bags. Pouches Belts, of Dixon's, llawkley's, and other mak<*, Powder and Hun*ing Horus. Game Bags. Game Ca."es and Cover*. English, French, ana American Percussion Caps. Powder, Shot. Balis, Wad*. Wad Cutters. Patent Wire Cartridges. Wrenches. Screw Drivers Nipple and Cock Cleaners. Cleaning Rods, Cap Primers. Dog Collars and Chains, Coupling Chains, Whips L.nd Calls. And a tine stock of Gunsmith's Materials. We would also invite attention to an entirely new and long-desired attlcle, just received, vli Patent BALL CARTRIDGES, made expressly to fit Colt's Patent Revolvers, bv Elerv Bros , London. E TUCKER A CO , 353 Penn av., nearly opposite Brown's au 23?eott [OrganA lnt oo4t J