Newspaper of Evening Star, August 29, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated August 29, 1855 Page 2
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EVENING STAR. W ASHIWOTOS CITY: WEDHEIOAV A FT . 4n j??t 90. "srLILlT 07 THE MOUSING PRJtd*. The Union, to-day, deals unmercifully with the Hon. Solon Borland, of Arkansas, formerly ? very florce Democratic U. S. Senator through ?ervice in th? Mexican war (for which he woa elected to ibe Senate,) i ext U. S. Minister to Central America, a'terwards an ambitious apothecary in Little Rock, and now the editor of tbo Arkansas Know Nothing State organ. The editor Tery happily illustrates the fact that Borland owes all he has had, wo? and is. in j uMic e?t":_ ition, to the orga&]xa tion cf the Democratic party; saying of him and Lis pretence, that he left his former party because of its gross corruption : 1. The organisation of the Democratic party has become so corrupt, thai f not arrested, it mu^tei d iu tbo subversion of the constitution and the ruin wf iLe country. 2 He can no longer adhere to the Demo cratic party because of its recent* defeats in New Hum."hire, Pennsylvania, Indiana. Illin ois. and other free States wil n"4*.Dot, ^een ^or democratic organisa tion Mr. Borland never would have been heard of in annexion with national or State politic and the stigma of corruption which he attempt to fasicu upon it comes with an ill-grace from one who derived most, if not all, of his pa<t position and lmpcrtsux-e from the very ma chinery which he says threatens to Hubvert the constitution and to ruin the country. If Mr. Borland offers himself as a sample of the dfrngcrius fruits of den><jcratic organisation we ar* content to receive it, with the single r< maik that misplaced is no proof Of original corruption. It wad through Wash ington 'hat Arnold obtained the commit nd &t West Point; but no one dreams of question ing the bonif'y or patriotism of Washington becaurcof the trust ho once reposed in the im mortrl traitor. Organisation in the mere inv rhirery and rot the vital principle of the Democratic party. Mr Borlaud makes no direct, specific charge, points out no case. furnisLes no proof, but says, in hurried, gen er?l tern.., that the democratic organisation is corrup? and be must, therefore, go ov-r to the Know Nothings. The truth of tne chargi and the sincerity of Mr. Borland's new pro 16*3ions n ay be inferred from the fact that he new bt longs to a sccret association wLicb reme* its importance, not from its principles tut In m the dangerous, corrupt, overbearing and u:.principled character of its crganiza'" tlod. "Mr Borland quits the Democratiu narty ? ccauso, through its recent defeats, most of the rortheiu states have fallen into the hands cf the A boli. ion-Know Nothing party. Be cause the Democratic party of the Ncrth tailed to beat the common enemy, he will join that common enemy." The l.uion also compliments General Cass in brief, but deserved terms, for the prompt ness with which he came forward (through the Detroit l-ree Pre.?.?) to contraiict the state ment of General Houston, wherein he (General C.) was represented as beirg at least a sympa thiser with Know Nothingism. The Irtel'igeneer comments on the self-suf ficiency of Kossuth, as manifested in his inter pellation of the Government of the United States, and his "dudgeon" as manifested in his publication of a copy of that document in the New York Timet, f which journal he is a paid contributor.) when he saw that the Pres ident, evMent'y rccogniaing no right on bis part to interrogate him concerning the foreign policy cf the United States, did not see fit to reply to his questions. Of this matter, the Intelligencer sjys : This is not the first time thst we have seen an ?j pt?_.i by a foreigner from the President tn- , ,t V1 the United Stafs. But in JLIU! / *"*** \ ,u1re'om:r w"8 an accrcdited agent of uu acki:< w lodged independent Gov ernment?a fact which we do not mention as "^nation 01 the ,n*>lence, but in con i presort appeal f-om a private in dividual. jefrt-erting nobody, acknowledged towh^re as a public igent, aLd clothed with noau.honty from nt.y *,urcc cither to memo rialise tU 1 re.-ident,; the Unitod States or to from his ailcnce to the sympathies Wp.fMo?uJ tbo people Thit. fact isolates .ca!? gives it a prominence which rn* riU severe rebuke. -eewmcn 'In his Je!:er to h* Editor of the 14 Times." ,lfl\<uis "?at our distirguished Minster at London, after having examined h.s memorial, abeured him that be not only felt it perfectly consistent with the duties of j to submit it officially to the Presl dent, but that he thought himaelf authorised d?rWr *' 'i h"Proml" and favorable ecrrutderatton. Ipon wnm princ.ple other tUan arbanity and official courtesy, our Mini. l/JT. ?k ? ?'^pressed himself with re gard to the memorial ?ro are at a loss to iuiae e Eut u"aWttre of Mr Buchanan . ?trong republican teel.ngs, and how readily Lis oompatbi^ n,igut bo excited by an act of tFJO?S?UD *V?kD,,w his opinions as to the Tight of every <ytisen of the United States to memorialist, or petition the President or the Congress for a redress cf grievances; but we cannot understand how thence he could de ?h!Plnl?n V" * ,,,rti*n 8object pos ?e^ed the ^me n^ht, and more esneciallv upon m itters not personal to himself la ting to the poetiMe issues of disputes between tSSmUr We C4iU hart,1y bring our dai. iS.K r'' .t(Jtwitbstand:rg tho confi ? dance with whicu it is ai.*rted, that Mr Bu chanan coubl have counselled the President li? as t i e ? ??n#!dur*^n,' or to ar.y no r ^nt i?? ' -(U> tbe l?a?t; imperti ?tffassr- oi wbieh ---i We are rot a little auipmed to find the InUUigtHtir juiging, or even inclined to Jiiug* Hr. Buohanai:. only on what M Kossuth ?ays of that gentleman's action in the prem ise#; more e.pcciaBy after the editor s vir tual declaration of entire want of confidence In Kosscth ai.d all he says and does. The ?ditor sh'.u!d have at cnce scouted Kosiuth'a vertion of ilr. Buohanau's conr.oction with tne Interpellation, giving him oredit simply binary courtesy in f.,rwardiog the parer, Which common-xense and knowledge of Mr Buchanan s character will oonvince him (the ?ditor) was all that Mr. B. had to do with tne Batter. ty We are indebted to John P. Ellia, the popular music dealer for tho following pieces Uf new music : The Brooklet, a very pretty a-n*. arranged for the piano by Carls Golu ; TheArgyle Schottisch, by William BolUng;' the celebrated Sociable Quadrilles, by Alfred M .and; 1 .e Rosalie Masourka, by Carls Gola; The RailraJ Sohottisck, dedicated to the C/e.-ident and Directors of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, by H. g. Colman. Mr Ellis receives weekly all the new music pub lished, and his stock is one of the most com plete in the city. iy We have received trom the periodical astablishment of J<<e Shillington, a copy of 41 The Yellow Mask " by Charles Dickens; and a small manual, showing how to obtain fresh fruits and vegetables all the year at summer pricej, which last amounts to little more tbau an advertisement of somebody's ?elf-sealing cant fur preserving fruits, Ac. UT We hfive received from the publishers, John Murphy A Co., Baltimore, the Metro politan for September, oont-lning many intcr ??tlng religious and literary artides , Also, from T. B. Peterson, Philadelphia, ??The Yellow Mask," from Diokene' House hold Words, and of uniform edition with CfearlM Dickens' works. WASHINGTON NEWS ASD GOSSIP. | J Oh, the We are beseech ed on all J ? sides to beg the city's oorporate authorities to pay eorne attention to the state of t ? j streets and alleys of Washington, which are m , far worse condition than ever before at tan season of the year. We are just enta what used to be known as tha ** "8 on here. The number of sewe*- -v*ly season ed. Ac., have almost - dn\0'^; * .v . -ntirely changed the old order of thinji . ? . . . , . . in Washington, making the ?ltjf De^r * uS bealtby in the fall as at any ? er period of the year. But no such pre -?Moos can avail, with heaps of nauseous filth left steaming and sweltering under the olare of the sun for one hour, and the moisture of a showery atmosphere the next. Ague and fever is already becoming prevalent all over he oity, for the first time in some fifteen years, at least. It results wholly from the failure of ?he authorities properly to discharge their re spective duties, and in that way only Go where one will, even in the most frequented thoroughfares of Washington, offensive smells greet one's olfactories, and nauseating sight? meet one's eyes. Such nuisances, we regret to have to write, have become tho general rule of late n our streets?not the exception, as for merly. If, in the Providence of God, the seed of the scourge which is now devastating Norfolk and Portsmouth should be brought to Washing ton by some one of the fugitives from that quai - ter daily arriving among us, our corporate au thorities would have more to answer for than pen can express. They would be, virtually, the murderers of, it may be, thousands of their fellow-citixcns, whose d*ath would be chargeable wholly to their shameful negli gence of the existing filthy condition of the city they were placed in office to keep clean. Tho Value of Probity.?All the world know h<>w little common honesty has been valued almost up to this time, in California, as dedu cibl? from the position in business and society notoriously occupied there by men whose his tory here or there proves that they arc utterly lost to those sentiments of integrity, in tLeii dealings with their follow-men, without which, on this side of the Rocky Mountains, a man cannot hold his head above water. We know that the temporary elevation of tcamps to ap parent " position" in new communities ia n very common thing, resulting from want ot full knowledge of them on the part of th? public and their own cunning and impudence Dut in California it has uppeared that the semi-deification of such men has been the gen eral rule?not tho exception, as elsewhere. The last mail from the Pacific brings infor mation affording just ground for hope that rofrucs have had their day thore; that the peoplo of the new State have at length b< come thoroughly disgusted with the frauls. robberies and murders committed by scouu dr??ls and bullies among them, and that a new leaf in that connection is being turned over. A gentleman, formerly well known in thiscom munity, is tho chief actor in the occurrences to which we refer, his conduct being the theme of unmeasured praiso from all the newspaper* of the State of all parties, wc rejoico to per ceivo. We allude to James King, of William, Eiq. Mr. K.. (the eon of the late venerable William King, for fifty years an undertaker in Georgetown) commenced life in the mail-pack ing roepi of the old Washington Glob*, office, and was transferred from that establiihment into the banking house of the late firm ol Corcoran A Riggs, where, through his indus try. integrity and ir tclligence, he was gradu ally promoted until he came to occupy a lead ing position in thoir celebrated bank. When the golden dream of California broke on the public, Mr. King emigrated to the Pa oiS ? side, to act as the agent of bis employer.'1 and northern bankers, who were transacting more or less business on the western coast. Ui? house in San Francisco (of James King of Wil liam) eucoeeded admirably, and by confining itself entirely to legitimote banking business, it earned high repute, and soon amassed for its proprietor what is deemed a handsome competency in the old States. Suddenly., how ever. it was sold out by Mr. King, to the mam moth banking and express concern of Adams A Co., into whose service Mr. King went at a salary of S1,0U0 per month. The California public were taken by surprise at this retirement of Mr. King from busiuess on his own account, though no one was the wiser conccrniig hie reasons for the change until very recently. It seems that an ageut of the house (Mr. K.'e) in the interior had misapplied some $80 000 of the funds of Mr. King, which he could not make good in cash, tho only staple in which the true banker oan deal. He foresaw that if a run was made upon bis bnnk, while that large amount of itscapital was unavailable, he might be unablo to pay, on demand, its depositors and those on this side who had entrusted funds with him. So, as a man of honesty doing the business of a banker should have dane. he refused pressing offers of advancer (loam) toeover the whole deficiency of 580 000, made by Burgoyue A Co. and Adams A Co , whom he consulted; preferring to sacrifice, rather, every dollar of the accumulation of hie years of untiring labor by entering into an ar rangement with Adams A Co., under which they took all his assets, (then worth nominally much more than bis liabilities,) and agreed to meet all claims against him. The result was, that every man to whom he owed a dollar was promptly paid, on demand, before the general crisis came, while the cred itors of almost every other banker in San Francisco, at tho dato of the crash there, are heavy losers?many of them of all they pos ses-sod. These facts, which reflect so great credit on the probity of Mr. King, as well ps his excellent judgment in business affairs, cam* to the knowledge of the public of the new State, who are showering such praises on him. through a misunderstanding between Mr. K., on the one side, and Mr. Woods, the managing partner of the late firm of Adams A Co., and a Mr. A. A. Cohen, who is involved with the latter, on the other side. This quarrel is the result of the current in vestigation into the affairs of Adams A Co., wherein it has been found that Mr. King for some fjur months before their failure occurred, pertinaciously endeavored to induce Woods to ward it off. us might easily have been done, but for W.'s foolhardincss. It was through Mr King, when called upon by a partner in tiie house for explanations of its ousiness, that tue fact became known that Woods had robbed Eurgoyne A Co. of perhaps 5100,000 per an il i in, by adulterating their gold dust deposited with Adams A Co. for transit, which was kept concealed as far as possible from Mr. King, (who had nothing to do with that branch ol the business,) beoausc Woods considered him. ai be declare 1, too honest for the times and latitude. Henoe the fieroe war that Woods mud* oc him by tha pane of aaonymous Titers in the newspapers, and ths 00*' uowledge of the whols Jltix *v ... obtained CoL?n, iUOrtf* * -..?th.p?bh. / b.f?r. the m fling ?t the iRit . .malted KiDg in tho street, and re .?ed a eeund thrashing for hit reward; whereupon C. ?eut a challenge, which brought to Ring's house Vy two individuals, one of whom had been indicted eighteen months before by the grand jury, of whioh Mr. King was the foreman, for peculation upon the funds of the city of San Franciseo, of which he was a functionary. We append below the challenge and Mr. King's reply, which will receive on this side of the Atlantic praise equally as universal as in California, where the public have become entirely disgusted with the sacrifice of the lives of good, true, and valuable men, by the hands of bullies and worthless vagabonds, in obedience to the vi tiated notions of propriety that have, up to this time, ruled supreme there, without ques tion. Every California newspaper whose comments upon the affair we have seen, (and we have read a dosen of them on the subject,) unite in pronouncing the moral courage of Mr. King, as evinced in thus setting a proper example to t hat community on the subject of duelling, as baing as sublims as the example of integrity he set in saving his creditors by the sacrifice of all his property, when all those in business, by whom he was surrounded, were seeking to earich or to save themselves by cheating their?. San Francisco, July 17, 1855. To James Kino op W* ?Sir:?I hereby demand satisfaction from you for your conduct towards me this afternoon I refer you to my friend, John K Hackett, L'sq. Your obedient servant, A. A. Cohen. San Francisco, Ju'y IS, 1855 Mr. John K. IIackkt ?Sir:?I now pro ceed to gito you my reply to the note ycu ' a^ded me last night. And, first, waiving ? her insuperable objections to the m'-de in dicated of settling such difficulties, 1 oould not consent to a hostile meeting with Mr. Co il *n. The public have already been fully ad v'<ed of my cBUmate of his character. Tho relative positions of Mr. Cohen and my self are eutirely unequal in wordly fortune aLd <! inestic relations He is understood to ho ixtsseesed of an abundant fortune. In the - rent of his fall ho would leave ample meuns f ir the support of his wife and child. Recent vents have stripped n?e entirely of what I >t ce po.-sessed. Were I to fail. I should leave a large family without the means of support. .My duties and obligations to my family have much more weight with me than any desire to { lease Mr. Cohen or his friends in the rnau ner proposed. I have ever been opposed to duelling on 'i:-?roi grouuds. My opinions were known to Mr. Cohen; and when he addressed me the no'.e whi?;h ycu had tho impudence t; deliver, '?? was well aware that it w<>u'd not be ac (tle'l or answered affirmatively. That fact h .-uffi 'icnt to demonstrate his contemptible cowardice in this silly attempt tc manufacture . <r himself a reputation for "chivalry." Whilst nothing could induce me to change m7 principles upon the subject of duelling, my c >n oence is perfectly easy as to my right, anil tje propriety of defending myself should I bo assaulted. Do not flatter yourself, sir, that this cocc minication ia made out of regard either to yourself^ or to Mr. Cohen, i write this for publication in the newspapers. I avow princi .?les of which I am not ashamed, and shall abide the result. James Kino op Wm. Accident and Death of U S. Army Officers. A letter from Fort Mcintosh, Texas, states thrt Col. W. W. Loring. of the mounted rifles, nad met with a severe accident. In stepping flora his carriage he fell, broke one of his arms, and sustained other injuries. A corres pondent informs the New Orleans Picayune ?Hat Lieut. Charles N. Underwood. 1st U. S. fnf:intry. died at Fort Duncan on the 7th in stant. lit* was much esteemed by his brother fiber*. We also sto it stated that Lieut. Jouu Williams, 1st dragoons, was murdered hv private Dunn, of the monrted rifles, at K. rt Davis. Texas, on the 30th ult. Capt. Jamas Snellinp. of the aro,y. who served gal lantly in the Mexican war. died in Cincinnati on Saturday last.?fMf. Sun, of this morn ing. A* yet the War Department are entirely without any advices whatever, eonoerning thssa reported melancholy occurrence*. Authentic from Fort Riley .?We hare au thentic news, to-day, from Fort Riley, Kansas Territory. From the dispatch, which bears dato at Fort Leavenworth, on the 23d instant, we learn that but eleven persons, in all, had died of eholera up to tho very last advices re ceived there (at Leavenworth) from Fort Riley. The dead wero Major Ogden, Mrs. Major Armistead, Mrs Major Woods, her two chil dren, and two servants, and five employees and -'oldiers. The original report received iu this city was that the deaths at Fort Riley from cholera averaged toity a day ! Important Bounty Land Quest ion Deoided. We understand that the Secretary of the In terior to whom the question has been referred, has decided that in computing the fourteen days military service necessary to ontitlo one to bounty laod under the act of March 3,1855, travel cannot be estimated. Many have applied for land under this act who could not make out the fourteen days' servijo requisite without the time spent in travel. To such, lands cannot be accorded under the act of March 3, 1855. Unxtod Slates Steamer Fulton.?Informa tion has reached Washington, making it cer tain that the yellow fever is now, or has re cently beon, on this vessel, now at Pensacola, bid. A case of the fever has been removed ?rum that ship to the Pensaoola naval hospital. Nothing more in that connection is known here. Appointed.?Imri Etnwood, of New Hamp shire. has been appointed to a temporary (f 1,200 per annum) clerkship in the Pension Un.eau. An Army Officer Resigned.?Second Lieut. Peter Parkinson, jr., first cavalry, U.S.A., has resigned, to take effect August 27th, inst. Tho Current Oporations of the Treasury Department.?On yesterday, the 28th August there were of Trea-ury Warrants entered on t?e books of the Department? For tho redemption of Stock $350 93 fc. ; the Treasury Department...? 27,351 50 xor t Custons ............ 5 931 16 t or the Interior Deoartment ...? 7'l6V 28 inter or repay warrants received and entered jg >7ar V* arrants received and oa ur*"5'1 ?25 75 w ar repay warrant* received and entoied 425 75 Ou account of thi Navy 6 613 56 Covered in froia Customs 1,216,414 68 Severe Ki8Si\o.?A couple of men, named Chase Rnd Conner, got iuto a dispute yester day, and went to the house of the former to ?ettle it. Upon their arrival, a third person mt?rposed, and succeeded, as he thought in amicably arranging the matter. When part ing as usual in auch cases, they went to kiss each ether. Conner got Chaao by the under lip and bit it off. Conner then ran away, and is supposed to be in the neighborhood of the State Quarry, where ho baa been working for some 1 inn. Persons should find out who they kiss n w-.i-Jays, before they do it.?Columbus Fmot, '20th. The Epidomio at Norfolk and Portsmouth. The aooountt from the ill-fated cities of Nor folk and Portraouth are of the mott distrew !ng character. In either place bat little it heard, tare the groans of the sick end dying, aud the rumbling eoand of the heavily-ladened hearse on ita mournful journey to the " city of the dead." Truly it is a and picture; appall ing to the etoutest heart. If this atate of thiuga continue for a much longer time there will not be one left who can aay that he 11 hu not lost a friend." The following are the names of those who have died since our last report: Capt. Henry Dickerson, Sylvester C Lewis. Thomas Nunan. Mr. Gattiker. colored woman at K. C. Barclay's, child of Mr. Harris, slave of Mrs Bell. Miss M. E. Graves, slave of Mr. Tyler, Hunter Woodia. Wm Smith John Free intn, (free colored,) slave of P. W. liinton. Mrs. Sinnott, Edw?rd Curtain, John Holihan, ?? Nunan, John Chushan, Charles A Camp, Etita Godfrey a slave at Jonea' boarding house, Mr Bixby's child, a white woman on Pepper's Line, Mary Garrett, slave of John Btudle, slave of C. Bagley, slave of William Walke, John Winter, Mrs. J F. Wiatt. The latest accouuts from Julappi represent the health of Capt. Guy and hia family as im proving. Hunter Woodis, Esq., the Mayor of Norfolk, (as stated in our telegraphic column yester day,) died on Sunday morning about 11 o'clock. Of his last hours and funeral, the correspondent of the Baltimore American writes : '? A nobler spirit never winged its way to the piesence of the Great Author of us all. He breathed his last without a struggle, with out a pang. A deep sleep had fallen upon him, and in that condition the Angel of Death claimed him for hia prey. His fungal was attended by the largest number of citizens that have been assembled together since the fever broke out. Drs. Moore, Peniston, Gray croft and DeCastro, were hia medical attend ants. the two last acting as nurses, with Capt. Nathan Thompson, of N. C. Never was a patient better attended to?never died there

a man in this city whose death will be so deeply mourned. He was but 34 years of age He leaves a wife and two children, whom he sent to Georgetown no later than Wednesday last. His death was hastened by his labors in the cause of his suffering fellow citizens, whose distresses were the whole objects of his thoughts." In an article on the death of the Mayor, the Norfolk Argus, of Tuesday, says : "Our heart is full. Poor Noifolk?discon solate and stricken city?where will thy mis 1 r uucs end ? Will not tlo fall of this 1 shi ning mark' satisfy the wylfi.-h appetite of tl e monster7 " TLc nerves of strong men quivered, tears dropped fmm the eyes, and sobs burst from the breasrs of sturdy men, when the afflicting tioiuga were told ; and with white lips and in whispered accents they spoke among them telvos. " For the deceased was a noble specimen of humanity. With a heart open to the appeals of distress, ever ready to sympathise with af fliction and imbued with the purest sentiments of honor, friendship and virtue, none knew h:m but to esteem und love. ?' We will not?we cannot 5ay a word to mitigate the distress of the bereaved and sor row laden family of our friend, whoso virtues we knew?whose person we loved. Their pre sent sorrow is too deep for consolation?but we can weep with them. ' A letter from Portsmouth, dated the 27tb, mentions tho death of ex-Mayor Stubbs. of Norfolk. This rumor, however, is not con firmed by the latest news from that point. Dr. Stone, of New Orleans, says that the yel low fever isgenerilly sixty days in reaching its highest mortality, and that after that time it gradually and sometimes suddenly disap pears. In Portsm u'h tin y are looking anx iously to the first of September, which termi nates the sixty days since its commencement there, to see if theD.njtor's saying will be ful fil. ed. The disease has to run at Norfolk nr.til th j 16th of next month before it roaches sixty days. The Norfolk Beacon was compelled to sus pend en Monday, two little boys being all that are left of the whole force of the office. Ail the papers will he compelled to adopt the same oouitc, if the ft ver continue much longer. Dr. Craycroft, of Philadelphia, writes from Norfolk as follows : " The disease is of a most malignant type, and has not yet reached its culminating point. It is, no doubt on its Northern tour, and next year you may expeot a visit from this terrible destroyer in Baltimore and Philadelphia?the year following it will decimate New York, aud will continue to travel North, and ouly stop when the warm temperature comes below 70 deg. Fahrenheit. 41 There are a great many families here who arc very well off in this world's goods, who are entirely dependent on the Howard Asso ciation for their bread and meat. The phy sicians' horses are very much jaded, and have not a bale of hay in the city. No matresees. Mr. Ferguson has had to seise cotton bales on the wharf, and use them as matresses." Norfolk is now without a city government. The Mayor being deed, and a majority of the Court and Councils absent, the oollcction of the revenue is su.-pended, and the city treat* ury looked up. The accounts from Portsmouth are terrible. There were 24 deaths there on Saturday, about 30 on Sunday, and 94 during the last five days. Since the 9th instant 212 hare died. Among the deaths are Mrs. Frances Gates, wife of Thomas Gates. [Correspondence of the Star ] I'oKThMOfTU. August 27. The fever is just as bad now us it ever has been Yesterday there were 17 deaths, and on Saturday 22 Among the victims is Hun ter Woodis, wi.o died tnis morning Joseph RoWeitsms wife died yesterday ; Chas Mycis. i f Portsmouth, is dead. Dr. Maupin is better; a's i Dr. Trugien and Col. Watts. Miss Mar garet Manning is dead. (This young lady de serves especial mention. Together with her father and family sho left Portsmouth upon the appearance of the fever. A little mora than a week siuoe. hearing that her uncle (B. W- Palmer) was taken down, she, not being able to procure a vehicle to take her to Port* mout, walked from her e untry retreat to that place, a distance of seven miles, to aid in nursing him. He. having the advantage of good nursing, speed ly recovered ; when she tx>k the fever, and in a few days died.] I am still about and act prudently, though I have been am^ng the fever patients s ma. So *H>n as father is strong enough I shall take hi-ii away, but I don't know as yet where to. Coffins go to Stoakes's, from the yard, by the cartload. There is much distress among all classes, as things cannot be bad at any price. Chickens, young ones, are selling at 62Jc. a piece. Lewis Boutwell, John Myers, Mrs. Atkinson, Di.-k Godwin, (colored oystermau,) I hear, are dead. John Jack and wife are very low Mr. Alleu, railroad agent, was taken sick at Mag nolia Springs, and has been carried to the hos pital. George Hope's wife was taken sick on Saturday. I understand H. Stoakes buried 28 on Saturday. I hear so many different reports that I can not determine in my own mind which are cor rect You will have to take them just as I get them. It is very important to us that those con tributing for the aid of the distressed should specify in their drafts that a portion is intend ed for Portsmouth ; otherwise we may not get what is intended for us. I mention this par ticularly in view of the fact that several con tributions have been received at Norfolk, not one cent of which has been tent over to us. There it no eomplaint about this; but were ono to see the want and misery, and hear of the number of deaths eautcd oy the want of the common necessaries, there would be no surprise that we are anxioua for relief. I am off for Suffolk this afternoon. 8. k R. Railroad, Aug. 27. Si o'clock r. Sick?8am. Forbes, John L. Porter, Wm. Gwynn and kit whole family, John Small, John William*, family of Wilson Williams, deceased daughter of James Shan non, daughter of Riohard ilia ins. Jatne* Atkinson and daughter. Up to 3 o'clock, 11 deaths in tr.wn aad 8 at hospital T hare jasl hear! thai Col Watts is rerj aick. Many negroes are sick, and some die. The disease with them is not so fatal, however. Mis* Pat-j Livingston has lost one ; none 01 oars have died. The family of James A. Williams has lost 10 whites and 2 blacks. This family has suf fered more than any other in the two towns. Although a large famiiy before the dieeajo broke out, but few now remain * This is written on the cars. W. B. C. * Our correspondent is probably in error a* regards this statement. The family of Mr Ale*. Godwin, it will be recollected, was com l?nsed of ten persons ; they were among the tirst who ttK>k the fever, and not one of tb<M? who lived in Portsmouth is left. The only re maining member of the family is a son prh.> iias tor tome years resided in Richmond; and who is well known in this city. We have a report by a passenger in the lioat from Norfolk, that Mayor Fiske, of Ptui* mouth, was taken down with the fever on J^unday night. This is thought to be incur rect. as the letter of our correspondent mak<t* no mention of it, and his residence is but twtj doors from that of the mayor. A correspondent of the Petersburg Ejrpres* writes from Portsmouth, as follows There are at least 300 cases of fever in town. aDd the deaths average about 16 daily. Among the faithful shepherds who hfore re mained to tike care of their flocks is the Rev. J iires Chisbulm, St John a Episcopal cfa urch lie has labored not only aiu^ug his own con gregation, but with all the sick and sulfa ring, who have called for his services, early at d '"to. Constantly may he be found at the bed side of the sick and dying, speaking won Is ?. consolation to the poor sufferer, and soofchirr h-spas ago to the tomb. Mr. C has sto-> 1 :?t his p<*>t with all the firmness and cLriatidL resolution which should chara:teriio a uJ ni ter of Chiist; he deserves and should r?ic< ive tho thanks of our entire community. '? ll?'ell d ine good aud faithful servant." In burying the dead, there is very littlooere mny; before the poor sufferer ha? breathed his last his coffin is spokeu for, and arrange ments iiro made fur his iutenacnt. Wit'tiin nn h?.ur or two alter the breath has left bis. body it is placed in a rude stained coCn, depfreiteu in a hearse, and driven off by a negro to the grave yard, without (in almost every in ftance' a single relative or friend to see it deposited in tie grave. No religious services are per formed, and, unhonored and unsung?-and. I had almost said, unwept?they arc put out of your sight forever. Is not this truly ittelaL cfcoly ? The deaths at Portsmouth, (as we learn from the Argus.) for the twenty-four kours crvling ."a.urday at 0 o clock, numbered 24-? an in cr ase of twenty-five percent, over tlie mor trUity of the preceding day. This mjy be re lii-'l on, ar.'l is ajjp-illing and thrilling indeed to reflect upon. When will the dtstr-yirg agent stop its deatb-work7 When will it ppend its fury ? When will its desol-unt m:irch terminate ? Dr* \V ebster and Walters are Tendering good service at P^ru-m.-uth. The authoii'iw at that pl*ce havo districted the town into seven districts, assignii g cue to each of the seven medical gentlemen who have come t<? their assistance The dueafe there is cuuallv as violent as at Norfolk. Three physicians; three apothecaries, five ?alo nurses, and four Sitters of Charity, left Philadelphia yesterday for Norfolk and Ports muu h. From the Argus of Tuesday, we clip the fol lowing items: A Minister Sick.?We learn with sorrow that Rev. .Mr. Dibreil, the devoted pastor of the Li ran by street Methodist E. Churth, is ill with the lever. He w^s uacea.-ing in Lis at tcLtions to tho and luffcriuf. RECOVEBI.VO.?Wm. C. Whitehead. Esq., the worthy President of the Democratic Asso ciation. is nuw sick of the lever, but wc aro glad to say is considered <>u: of diLgcr. , Mors Aid.?Several physicians arrived on Saturday from Philadelphia aid Ealtimcr.-, ;jn<l took l<Migii)ga at the National H.,tel. They will assist iu attending those who arc sick of the fever. Deaths if Portsmouth.?For the twenty four houra ending at sunset on SumiHy. 17; to yesterday, T?a very deciduj decrease in the mortality. Irtensklt Solemn.?The appearance of tba city at night is perhaps more gloomy and (listresairg than in the day time. The dwel lings, as well as the stores, are all closed and dark. The dogs b;?nd themselves together and prowl about, as if aware that something sau and unusual was going on. At an hour when, in other dajf, the plassaB and Htr?et* would present life, health, and gaietv. the sound of a human footstep Is not heard, and a familiar voice is something cheering to the heart __ I C h ?THfc JACKSON CJ.UB take pleasure in announcing to thel' friends and the public generally thet thev will Grand Pic Nic at SPRING GAR Sfc^s^s/*vter:,)""<* WM. DELAWAY, E. MORAN, J R BROWN, Committee of Arrangements. au 2y?eottteplO ?THE GERMAN YAGERS INTEND II wm_ . liiiLii\9 !mT?7?a$ tXLSlc and "hooting on MUMIAV , September 10, at the I'ark. j*J. yCUj<ir* 'n 'uture advertisement LOST ?About a month craix weeks airre nn Engllah MUCKI NG BIRD A reward of' ?1 aoilars will be paid for its return to Secre a4y Alar^y, Vermont avenue. au 2t? <,? on th? avenue, between loth and Nth ??reeu. a black La^e Mantil'a. H ihl vr WllH4?e literally rewarded on leavlup it at the Mar ol&ce. au3i# I ,?>T;-L"*1 fining, on the Avenue, Let ween a-i Niuth and Twelfth street*, a Cnatelaia Pi \ Any i ne finding It wlU be suitably rewarded by leaving It at the store of U VV Gait A Bro au w?It* A t D^.?Ix>?t, in Georgetown or i. aablntton, D C , on Satiirday, the 25;h last f a bundle of papers, coiiUiuini( notes, ac counta judgments, warraata Ac Th Under will receive the above reward and the thank* uf the -utscrlberby leaving the papers at the odhea of the s?tar, Organ, or AdvocaU;. or at No 51 north A street, Capitol Hill. AMuS HUNT aa 'M?lt? Constable and Collator. CLAIM agency. R A HYDE, BOLSTY LAXD ASD CL 4/jf aq%\'j> i and Warrants bought and money to lend ' au ^ on 1 street, between lOlh and 11th rpMfc DUTIES OF MKS. GOOD'S School -I ui 1 be re uined on Mondav, the 3d of Sep tember, at her residence, No. T south aide of First street. Her daughter, MIfsM J. Good, hivingrtturned riai.o) to a limited number of puplla au ?It# r r WI'T*: C'der Vine^r, cheap fT Su?ar> Family and E* traS<ipertlne Flour of superior brands Old Geigler Whi.kev .nOO_l#? J"9 W "AVIS, . "? corner 9th and E streets. qovernment DOCUMENTS.?Any one bavin? large or amail quantities diapo?ed to ?eU remarkably cheap, Patent Offlce Reports, tMp.ana'ions, Reports to Congress. Ac , may ap plvto me. ALFRED HUN TER, quantities disposed Patent Olfice Report 'ongresA. Ac , may ai LED HUNTER. au -J?3t Veatlbule Patent OMce. pANARY BIRD.?Escaped from its cage on ^ Friday afternoon, a light colored Canary Bird about 10 weeka old, and waa shedding. The bird pos?es-ea a value to the owner by being aent three w?eka since from Ohio, by a relative. Any one bringing it to thia offlce, will receive as a reward another Dlrd if desired. au Lost, on Saturday after noon the 25th Instant, either in passing alone F ?' or In an omnibus from the War Department to -?k atreet, a lady', worked ".iialin C*P*?hX!?L raws of lace Any one finding and return!?* it^ thla Offlce will be suitably retarded^ ^ au 39?Ct Cuahions, Sewing Btrda Jett >m?ry i^MOND'SjTtH*. FIRST GRAND PIC Pill or ts ? Mechanical Clnb. rIK Member* of ?be Merl anlcsl Olab rm fullv Inform their ft .end* ?rd r ?he public pene-elly that their ^L?? Grind Pic N 'C will take place on W Kl>> ESBIf] j p'eirber tUi,>* ARLfNbTON SPRJNGB.^ No pairs or eipense mill be spared to render thin one of tbe best Mr N'e* g1v~? tbls sesso-. Kl'chcr'* tin** and String Baud has betu sr.. g* ed f?-r tbe occasion Dinner and Supper will be furnished by ar.?i. pcrlencod caterer. Refreshment* will be provided f* tbe ladles T1 bat* ONE DOLLAR- admitting a g?nts man and ladies; to be bad of tbe member*, or at the brat. _ The Host will leave Fourteenth street Bridge at 7 o'clock a. m Committtt of Arrangemtntt. Cbw w Ptvli, Jacob P Bontz, Wi H Eatnr, Sj.m'1 R Hotmaa, Wm H C Bre_^eman au 2#?\%ST?3t IMPORTANT IMPROVEMENT?SELF IKALIFIN CANS! LUDLOW A CO 'SIMPROVED AIR-TIGHT SELF-SEAL<NG CAN. for preserving froit, vegetables. Ac. The only Can ever irade requir ing hi war. told't or remtmt ' a< knowledge by a 1 who aee th-m tbe neatest. safest and moat con venient Can lu one. Thev are easily sealed and opened, and never fail to preserve Frulla, Vegetables, Ac , in a per fectly fresh state. They can be used rear after rear. Direction* for putting up all kinda of Fruits, Vegetables, Ac , will arrompany tbe can*. IP" Patent applied for (X7~ All we ink is to call and aee them. Kerry Can warranted. For aale by C. S FOWLER A CO., Aleuts. Odd Fellow*' Hall. 7th street au 29?'jt JOE SHILLINGTON haa jnst received? Putnam's Magaz'ne f'r S-ptember Frank Leslie a Fashion Book do C <le '? Lady1* Book do Peterson's Magazine do Arthur's do do Halloo 'a Dollar M onthly do ?'lumb r's Journal do Frank I eslb-'a N Y. Journal do Yankee Notions do The Hidden Psth, by Marlon Harland, author of Aloe l.l^fctaid Darkness; or the Shadow of Fate?a story "f Fashionable I lfe L memoir of Rev Sydney S-with, by hia daugh ter ed'ted by Mh? Austin 1 lie complete work* of CbarJes Dickens II vrla , oc'avo size, 1n large tvpe, beautifully illustra te ai d naa ly bound In cloth Sold aentrat* ly if desired Tbe Yellow Mask, a new (tory, by Charles Dick tns The Ks-aped Nun All tbe near books rerelv* d as soon as published Everything in the hiationeri 'ine at J SHILLING! ON'S, Odeon Building, corner Pa av and 4 k at a?i29 [Intel 3t] AMUSEMENTS. THE CAMPBELLS ARE COMIKG ! WEST A- PEEL'I ONLY AJII) oaieiKAL Campbell Minstrels, Uuder the management of the renowned MATT PEfc' at ODD FELLOWS' HALL, < omniracin^ MONO IT EVENING, Aagast itlth, (4 nights ) Waen thev will j>*e*ent a choice selection of new Sores. Dances. Choiuses. Ac., together with tb-lr INIMITABLE BURLESQUES. \\j~ Tickets 25 cent*. c oncert to commeuee at 8 o'clock Dr F A. JONES. Agent MATT PEEL, Manager au *24?tf JOE PENTLAND'S O I RO XT S ! With Entire New and Brilliant Equipment! THIS Superb Tronre will exhibit ON MARKET aQUARE. THURSDAY, FRIDAY, a d SATURDAY, Augrnet 3<t and 31. and Sept I. MR THREE DAYS ONLY' AFTr.KNOON AND EVENING. Doors op?*n at 2 and 7 p. m. Performance hUf en lour afterwards. .rvdmiseion *2A cents. This C<"ir.panv is distinguished for tbe eleganee. novelty, and variety of its entertainments, EQUESTRIAN. GYMNASTIC AMI PANTOMIMIC, Displaying the highrfct order of Foreign and Doo.estir Talent. Am tbe principal Artlsta of tbl< Troupe are MuLia*Virginia sbfrwood, Mon? NICOLO A PUPILS. Mr. GEO HACIIKLDr R, Mr DAVIS RICHARDS, Mr. C SHERWOOD, FRANK PASTOR, Ac CLOWN, JOE PENT LAND. Fcr particulars see bills In principal hotels. At GEORGETOWN on TUESDAY. Angnst ?th, and ALLXANDR1A on WEDNESDAY, August 28 Lh au l*?dtSep pleasant resort. SPRING HARDENS, (FORMERLY FAVIER'8 GARDEN,) On M SttKt. better en Sevntrentk f Eigktienth, OPENED every day in the week, and on Sun day. Nosniritoux liquors allowed, but Caf* fee. chocolate, Ice Cream. Ac , -swill be for ea?e. \\Vber'* Br.nut Band will perform every Mot div and Thursday evening, Beginning at about S o'c!eek Admittance free. tu 16?3m ALL STRANGERS visiting tbe City should see Hunter's Cata* log i" of tbe ctirionities of the Patent 0?ce Al* ac. his Description of Powell's Great Pictures. HUNTER is to be seen at 4<J0 Tenth street, may 31?3m* LIGHT AND DARKNESS; or tbe Shadow of Fate. A st. ry of fashionable Life Paper 50 cents?cloth 75 cent* TAYLOR A MAURY'S n 37 Bookstore, near 9th st. POTOMAC PAVILION. THE Proprietor respectfully laforms the public a tbe Pavilion will be kept open dur ing the running of th? I'otomar Strainer* fl? Thift- are many families fcere who intend*li? to remain throuvhoutSeptember, and he hopes that ot 1i^*pk may unite to et joy the Ane bath and good l?fc;ag. W W. DIX P nm* Poijit, Ang. 45, 1856. au If Bobbin around. UA4I'? OF UNCLE TRUE, HAZEL DELL I Dream of Home. Hard Time*. Good New* Do 1 bev Miss Me at Home, You will Miss Me Then, Home of My Childhood. Dearly Do 1 Lo- e Thee, Few Days Jordan, and a hoot of other new and copular pieces lust received at %6 Penssvhanla ave. ue, near lOth st. JOHN F ELLIS, au 27 (I MDUCAL I LASS. AVIN'u b^en repeatedly urged bv many fkm ilies to establish a class or ciaaafs for iustruc tlon on the Pi tno t-'oite. so as to place it within the means of every parent to cultivate a musical tastf in LU family, and being desirous of meeting the wishes of the commun.ty as far as lies in my power, I am now making arrangement* to open surli classes, prov.ded sufficient inducement* oiler, and iu surh case, m> object being to give a thorough musical foundation to my voonger pu pils f should propose to take a limited number at the low rate of *5 per auarter, of :t) lessons. Persons therefore desirous of availing themselves of these .-lasses wl!l p>ase apply to me. by note or o'berwiae, at Mrs. Smith a. No. ? F str?et. au25?tf W HL.iKY PALMER >OOK BINDERS' PASTE BRUSHES A ? GLUE Also, Patent Paint Oil for rooft. Ac. 5 bbls Putty, in bladders. ror s*le by HOWELL A MOR ELL, No 323 C street, between 6th and 7Ch. an 24?1 m B MOUNTAIN HOUSE, % CAPON SPRINGS! 11BK undersigned having been solicited by many northern friet ds to extend the preaeht kfason, have d?rtermiued to keep the Mountain Hons* open for their accommodation until the 10th day of October. The three tournaments for the seeson will take place on the 28th of Auguat, the 12th and Ath of September. The fare will be reduced S5 per month and S2 per week, after tbe 1st of September an 44- BLAKEMORE A INGRAM. PIANO FORTE INSTRUCTION. MR WM HENRY PALMER begs to inform his friends and pupils that he is now pre pared to resume his professional duties. He to pern.itted to refer as heretofore to Messrs Rlggs A Co., and anv communication left for him at us residence at Mrs. Smith's, No. 233 F street, will hare Immediate attention. an >4?lw COP AKT N ERSH1 P. Ta E undersigned have this day fbnned a ee partnershlp under tbe name and style ef HARTLY A BRO., for the purpose of traassct lng s Flour and General Commission business, st 101 Water street, Georgetown N B HARTLEY, E D HARTLEY. Giotsirowa, D. C., August 1, \SU. au ?-!*?