Newspaper of Evening Star, August 30, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated August 30, 1855 Page 2
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EVENING STAR. WA8H1MGT0W CUT: THIRSDAY AFTERNOON Aagast SO. 3F1&1T OF THE M0SNI3G PRESS. Tbe Union criticises the recent letter of Sen ator Samner to Passm?re Williams. berating Judge Kane for duly punishing Williams for contempt of court and perjury. Sumner re gards the judge's punishment of Williams, under all the facts of the case, as evidenoe cf tue distinguished jurist's insanity! The edi tor, in turn, i gards the recent pro-negro and sweeping ?nti-i aturalisation legislation of Massachusetts as embracing much the more palpn' le evidence of insanity, of the two. The Union also exhorts the New York Tiwes to take a common-sense view of the interpella tion of M. Kossuth directed to tho President, and to comprehend the difference between the propriety and duty of answeitng such an epis tic when coming from a legitimate functionary, and a private man not a citizen of the United States. We also learn from tho Union that the exact majority for Gen. Lane in the recent election for a territorial delegate from Oregon, is 2,149, against 1,570 in 1853. In 1849, the total rote in Oregon was 983; in 1851, it was 2.918, and on this ocoasion, (in 1855.) it was 10,151. The Intelligencer endorses the recent letter of ex-Governor Hunt, of New York, wherein that gentleman exhorts the Whigs of the Em pire State to resist the fusion (abolition) move ment. The editor declares that in that con section be stands with Mr. Hunt. We find in the Intelligencer an Havana let ter, (dated August 21st instant.) from which we extract as follows : " It is bow over a month sinco preparation was ordered at the Havana for the private residence of General Santa Anna, by intima tion received per British steamer of the 9th of July. The steamer 1 Wy?,' Powell command er, much out of time, having touchcd at Be lize, Mississippi river, for coal, arrived yester day morning from Vera Crui. without bring ing the distinguished guest expected. By private letters we are advised that he wa* near to Vera Crux, aad it was rumored that ho wou!d embark on board tbe British brig-of v?ar 1 Darihg,' waiting lor him there, on the 6ia of August. The ' Wye' left on the morn ing of the 5th ; on the 4th Mrs. Santa Anna and a conduct* of S2,000.000 of specic were said to be twelve miles Irom Vera Crux. It is stated that somt of the news by this vessel was not reported at New Orleans. Fears are entertained here that tho retiring President Dictator will not be allowed to leave the coun 57;, but. shof'.d he make good his escape, he wiil be in the Havana in ail of next week. The political features, the state of the Federal party, and condition of the country I presume you have, and po>sibly all else to which I have alluded." WASHINGTON NEWS AND GOSSIP. Travel.?It is indeed true that 44 travel" makes wondrous changcs in a man's ideas wcnderful changes, indeed. This ancient truism is capitally illustrated in the altered tone of our friend, Horace Urcelty, of the Now \ i?rk Tribune, upon politico-moral topics*, since he left home to start on his last trip to Europe. For twenty years before, he had been (we ask h?3 pardon for having to write the truth bluntly) well nigh run mad on two points First?on the allvged crying injustice t-f social distinctions on account of color. He regarded American prejudices against the so cial equality of the negro as a national sin, to be punished in time by some gnat national calamity which would nurely grow out of the universal prejudice in tbe United States against the African aroma. He was, besides, the deadly foe of the l ?os? women of New York. Hundreds, if not thousands of columns of his journal had been devoted to warning the com munity against the terrible consequences of as lociating with them , and time and again wero we told how his untainted heart sickened at the proximity o! one of the )>oor unfortunates* even in the street. We havo him at this moment in our mind's eye, as we naturally picture him?running, while coat tail almost in a straight line, across Broadway, from opposite tbe Tabernacle? run nings kill two birds with one stone. To escape the proximity of a bevy of over-dressed and bighly-painted ones, and to meet and frater 11 ally greet Brother Sambo, Uncles Ned and Tom, and Sisters Dinah, Juno, andMehetablc, standing with clerical and matronly decorum before that hall door, as is their wont; their very black countenances, coats, broad-brim med bats, and coal-scuttle bonnets being duly aet off with the customary very white neok or Rhoulder kerchiefs, according to the sex of the wearer Who so happy as our friend Greely used to be. in first escaping contact with the decidedly nausaating ones on the two shilling aide of Broadway, and in meeting, greeting, and luxuriating in dreams of universal equal ity and brotherhood with the black ones stand ing so demurely on Broadway's shilling side ? Horace ' Horace ! thou art fallen from grace, or thou never wouldst have penned the follow ing paragraph, frcrn one of the last published London Utters from thy "prolific pen. Thus, in giving an account of the visit he paid to tbe Cremorne gardens (in London.) he says there were ovtr three thousand persons there, jncludrLg a thousand women, the majority of w'nOiCi were manifestly lost to virtue, if not dead to /hame. Continuing, he says: "TheEigli'h are not skillful in varnishing Ticc?at lea?t I have seen no evidence of their taet in that lin*. I have endured the specta cle of men danclnj with women when rather beery and smoking, J*Ut otlast the sight of a dark and by no jneam elegant mulatto waltz* *ng with adecent looting vrhite girt. while puffing away at rather a bad cig*r proved too much for my Yankee prcdjudice, and I start tdV If ever a man ?ra* entirely changed by trav el, that individual is tbe identical Horace aforesaid. Travel has actually made all his pet antipathies?strong drink, tobacco, and tbe familiar presence of hundreds of such females as he describes?more agreable to him, far more agreable than the sightof social equal ity between the white and African races? the very Utopia of the philosophical dreams of nearly nil his previous life! Horace ! Hor ace'! Horace'?! We blush for thee'!!! Something Fit to ko Dono.?The Demo cratic convention of the Frederick district of .Maryland hat'e nominated Mr. Hamilton for Congress, with really inconsiderable oppo sition, we apprehend Mr. Hamilton is al w?Jy a member of much experience, and being proverbially one of the moat attentive juid industrious gentlemen in the Hall, he ia a representative of great value to his country; being remarkable for his quickness of appre tension, (a qualification of great importance I &mid the confusion-worse-confounded so often existing in the House,) with integrity of pur pose in all he does as a representative second to that .of no other man who has ever been in Congress, and possessing, in an eminent de-1 free, that so rare Congressional fauulty of, saying ho *n<l sticking to it. Mr. Ham ilton, in the coarse of hia Congressional career, has not only saved many millions to the national treasury that would bar* been squandered uselessly but for hit never sleep ing vigilance in the discharge of all the duties of bis trust, but in so doing he has defeated the sohemes involved in them for fixing dan gerous and extravagant precedents upon the statute books, which, once there, would have provod the basis of othen*iinilar expenditures, adding fearfully to the sum total of the money wrung from the sweat of the faces of the la* baring tax-payers of the country. Hi* elo 4uence, admitted by his compeers in public life to be of the highest legislative order, has. to his credit bo it written, been expended with rare exceptions, upon legitimate business before the Hou3e. "Were all his fellow mem bers as aubiticus as himself, simply to trans act the real business before the House, and to eschew blaiherskiteing, three months would be sufficient time for the proper disposal of every thing that comes properly before Congress. We have occupied one of the seats in the House hall assigned to gentlemen connected with the pres3 ever since 1843, being absent from it, when the body was in session, hardly more than a dozen hours in a whole session. Our opportunity for judging correctly of the character, capacity and labors of the Honora ble members has been, therefore, hardly sec ond to that of every other person whatever; and we write in all sincerity in what we say above of Mr. Hamilton, of Maryland, whose failure to appear again in the Hall would really be little short of a Natioral calamity? though the plunderers would shout over it for joy, as they never shouted before. The End On't.?The following paragraph, from yesterday's Baltimore Sun, embracing the last "Kinney expedition" news from Cen tral America, (that came by the Daniel Web ster,) tells of the exact condition of the Kinney expedition in language stronger than our pen can indite, though it is a very brief and sim ple recital of facts, indeed : " Col. Kinxey and 4 President' Walker. C<>1. Kinney is now said to be at San Juan with about twenty men, half of them sick, and the rest 4 lying uround loose,' ragged and in a most wretched condition. This contradicts entirely the story that ctme by way of Panama, which represented him as doing very well, and gain ing reinforcements. The story, it will be re membered, was told by one of Kinney's men. Walker is lying off at Realjo. He and Munos don't agree. His prospects are represented as very shabby." Wo may add, that shortly before the Daniel Webster sailtd from San Juan, Consul Nelson, (the man who got the kink,) and young Daniel Webster sailed for New York, heartily re joiced, doubtless, in being able to leave Central America with whole skins. The public will perceive in this worse than ludicrous termination of the celebrated Kin ney expedition a realization of our anticipa tions from the moment we felt it to bo our duty to raise a warning voice against tho efforts of Messrs. Kinney and Fabens to seduce the un wary and inexperienced to venture their lives or money in the desperate speculation of making war on tho territory of a neighboring nation, with whom the United States are at petcc, and to whom the American public faith is pledged in a proper troaty of amity and commerce, that our citiiens shall respect all their rights We ask the reader to compare the brief and unvarnished account from the ?Sun, of the ex i.Hicg state of the expedition, with his recollec* tions of the splurging flourishes over its entire success appearing in the Evening Pott not long since, which v ere written " to order" by the Post's assistant editor, who, being bitten with the mania, (being a "green" young man) went down with CqJ. Kinney as a leading member of the expedition. Verily, it proves that the Colonel, Mr. Fabens, the Post's as sistant editor, and all other active Kinney expeditionists do understand the art of getting up whoppers for what they can effect by them with a credulous public. The Progrwi of Abolitionum. ? Every Southern journal that really has at heart the defeat of the schemes of the Abolitionists, will do well to republish the "leader," in the Union of yesterday, which escaped our notice until last evening. Its aim is to show that Northern Know Nothingism has become al ready merged in the new Republican party of Messrs Wilson, Chase. Hale, Seward A Co. The Union presents facts and names, showing that, with the exception of a few leaders, the entiro Northern Know Nothing party, and near ly every Northern Know Nothing newspaper, of every grade, have abandoned the slavery clause of the Philadelphia platform, (that " good enough Morgan" until after the recent Southern State elections,) and are ranged un der the banner of the repeal of the Nebraska bill, with its consequence of tho repeal of the fugitive slave law, and, indeed, the entire abolitioniting of the government; as when the Abolitionists obtain power to repeal the Ne braska bill, it is very clear they will have power to work their will upon the South on all other matters in which the question of slavery may be involved. Some weeks ago we commenoed to call the attention of our readers to the sweeping way in which the Know Nothings of the North were marching over into the abolition camp. Since then, as the Union so forcibly explains, theii march in that direction has been in " double quick time." as they have, with one accord including all tho silver-grey Know Nothing newspapers?thrown uside all pretensions ol adherence to the Philadelphia platform, and are now safely enscoused behind the battery ol their late nominal antagonist?the new so called Republican party So they go. A Mistake Corrected.?The National Era of this week says : " It is well understood in Washington that the distinguished and able editor of the Intel lurencer, Mr. Gales, has, in consequonce ol ill health, eeased to take an active part in the management of the paper," Ac. We reply that i: is not only well understood, but well known, in Washington that Mr. Galei is, and haj been for many a day, in thel?njoy ment of excellent health, with the single ex ception that an affection of the right hand obliges him to resort to the aid of an amanu ensis; that he is every day of the week at hii office; that all its editorial and business opera tions are supervised by him, as they have been for forty years, snd that, if not given to the wordiness that characterises the flippant dia tribes of mof? or leas journalists rtf the day, hii genius is none the leu exemplified in the in telligent and high toned manner in which the Xutiousl Jntelligmetr is uniformly con ducted. ' We often conceive it to be our duty to op pose opinions expressed in their paper, bat never in permitting the circulation of a mis* statement calculated to do injustice to our Ten erable aud respected ootemporariee. Kansas.?Surveying return* have been re oentljr received at the General Land Office from Kansas of the first standard parallel, thirty miles south of the base line, comanrnoing from a point on the guide meridian between ranges eight and nine east, thence east to the Missouri River, a distance of some seventy two miles. This standard parallel was sur veyed by Surveyor Lodlie in July last. One half of the line runs through the Kickapoos' tract, which was ceded to the United States by the treaty of 18th May last. The district of country lying between the base line and the first standard parallel south, in Kansas, comprises the lands ccded to the United States by the Iowa<*, Sac and Foxes of Missouri, and a major part of tho Kickapoos, and according to previous advices received from the Surveyor General of Kansas and Nebraska, the same will be subdivided into sections during the present fall. N About Some of the loured.?We have a private dispatch,* in relation to the railroad accident, yesterday, near Burlington, N. J., from which we learn that Gapt. Boyce. of the Coast Survey, was not killed. Mrs. Boyoe was killed, and the Captain and one of his ?laughters were badly wounded; another ?laughter was wounded less severely. Com modore Joseph Smith, U. S. N., though con siderably hurt, is not dangerously wounded; his wife was but slightly hurt. The injury to Dr. Wheelan, U. 8. N., was very slight. Kit ty, tho excellent oolored servant of Mrs. Com. Smith, was killed. Appointed.?Alonso Ridley has been ap pointed Indian Sub-Agent at the Sebastian Military Reserve, Cal., and H. L Ford Indian Sub-Agent at the Nome Lackee Military Re serve, in the same State. The President is expected to return to this c'.ty to-morrow, or on tho day after. The latest ..^counts from him represent his health as being much improved. The Current Operations of the Treasury I'opartmsnt.?On yesterday, the 29th August, tbere were of Treasury Warrants entered on tUa books of tho Department? For the Treasury Department...? ?70 00 ? . r the Interior Department....? 2,596 10 For the Custons....... 19,149 75 ?V ar Warrants received aud en tered 69,877 38 Covered in from Land* 245,000 38 Covered in from miscellaneous .sources 18.035 67 Ou account of the Navy 87 319 00 TERRIBLE RAILROAD DISASTER. Twenty Fertens Killed?Sixty or Seventy Wounded ! it becomes onr melancholy duty to record a terrible railroad disaster, which took place yesterday. A dispatch from Philadelphia, August 29, says; ^ The 9 o'clock train from this city for New Y^rk met with a serious accident near Bur lington by running over a horse. The train was thrown from the track, and it is reported that five or six persons were killed, including the engineer and fireman. A train with sur geons from Cainden have gone to the assist ance of the disabled train. The road being blocked up so as to prevent the passage of the trains, the passengers by the early train from New York had to come by way of Tac.oney. [SECOND DISPATCH.] Philadelphia, Aug 29, p. The report of the terrible accident on the New Jersey Railroad is fearfully verified. Tho accidont occurred two miles above Burlington. The uj-train waited at Burlington for the down train, which was behind time ten minutes, and then went on slowly. A vehicle at the crossing waited until the train passed up, and then started to cross the track. Just at this moment, the engineer of tlie up-train heariug the down-train approach ing. suddenly reversed his engine, and coming back encountered the vehicle, crushing it to picces, tho occupants fortunately escaping by throwing themselves from it. The collision with tho vehicle threw tiie whole train from the traok with terrible results. One car ran completely through the next car, killing or maiming nearlv all the passengers in it! The following are the names of the killed, so far as they are ascertained: The Killed.?Catherine Bigelow, Jno. Dal lam, D. F. Haywood, Thomas J. Meredith, Edw. M. Green, C. W. Rid^way, C. M. Bar clay, an unknown femalef Ldward C. Bacon, Wi!.-on Kent, Alexander Kelley, (the above are mostly Philadelphians,) M. J. Stoughton, Manin Conneli, of Wilmington, Del.; Jacob Howard, of Lebanon, Tenn.; Harry Rusk, of Georgetown College; Capt. Boyce, u. b. Navy, and his daughter; James Lincoln, of Ellicott's Mills; Charles Bottom, of Trenton. The wounded are said to number seventy. Among them are tho wife and two daughters of Captain Boyoe. [TURD DISPATCH.] The wife of Capt. Boyce, of too U. S. Coast Survey, was killed, not his daughter. Thos. J. Meredith and John Dallam are merchants of Baltimore. Edward M. Greene is not killed. Chaf. Bottom, of Bottom A, Co., Trenton, had Mr. Green's bank book in his pocket, which occaJonod the mistake. Moueok the Killed.?Mrs. Margaret Pres cott, of Salem, New Jersey, the wife of Rev. Mr. 1'rescott, Baron De St. Andre, the Frecoh Consul at Philadelphia, and a colored woman namt-d Catharine Brown, are also killed. Mrs. Barclay, who is among those killed, was the wife of Clement C. Barclay, of Phila delphia. She was ou her way to Europe. Mr. Ingersoll, son of Lieut. Harry Inger-| soil, who was greatly injured, died at Bristol, where he was convoyed. The Wopsded.?The following are among the wounded: Dr. William Wheelan, of the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Wash ington ; Commander Joseph M. Smith and Snaucer McCorcle, of the Coast Survey; Mrs. llurluu, of Jersey City; Dennis O'Kane, of the District of Columbia; H. 8. Hughes. Shank land express agent; and Charles W. Olden burgh, of Philadelphia; WilliamC- McClay,ex member of Congress from New York, seriously wounded; Mr. Fisk, of Connecticut; John F. Gillespie and wife, of Natchex, both seriously; Mrs. King, of Charlestown, Virginia; Mr. Sowerbaok, of Pittsburg; John Kelly, of PitUburg, badly; Mr. Kent, of Mississippi. [fourth dispatch.] The vehicle which caused the terrible aoci dent was driven by Dr. Hannegan, and con tained his wife and two children. All escaped with trifling injurJ? *>ot both of the horsea were killed. The driver was hard of hearing, and did not perceive the train returning. Having seen the train pass he supposed that all was safe. Drs. Gaunt, Trimble, Chaloner, aud Butler, of Burlington; the brothers Bryant, of Bever ly ; Longstreet and Cook, of Bordentown; Reed and Stratton, of Mount Holly ; Roseau and Cullurn, of Camden ; Pugh and Wetherill, of Philadelphia, were in attendance upon the woun'iod. administering all the aid in their power. The ladies of Burlington were also mo*t devoted in extending assistance to the wounded. Tho down train from New York, when it stopped, was within one hundred feet of the train wrecked by the collision with the ve hicle. Philadelphia Slave Rescue Cask.?A despatch from Philadelphia, dated yesterday, says: The case of the six negroes, charged with an assault and batterv on Col. John H. Wheel el1 in oapturing from him his three servants at Walnut street wharf some weeks since, was taken up to-day in the Court of Quarter Ses sions. Col. Wheeler was sworn and testified to the facts of tfee assault as previously nar rated. The Epidemic at Norfolk and Portsmouth. The accounts from the infected jellow fever distriots continue to be of an alarming char acter, threatening the entire depopalatiun of the two towns. The following are to be added to the lift of deaths, occurring sinoe our laat report: Edward Seymour, Wm. B. Pitcher, (died at Kastville,) Mr. Proby, James Treaaor, Frank, slave of W. H. Hayne*. Miss Eliia Todd. Dr. Cannon, Miss Lester, Miss Hendren, Jesse Wiles The latest information from Norfolk repre sents no increase of the fever, and that the eases continued to beoome more easily man aged than at any previous time. Miss Lucy Andrews (who, by the by, Is a Louisianian. and but a sojourner in Syracuse, New York) has been slightly indisposed, but not from the epidemic. Her contributions to the Howard fund are said to amount to SI,000. Drs. Uuger, Williman, Covert and Rich left Charleston on Monday for Norfolk, accompa Hied by eight nurses. To record all the si?k, dying, and dead, throughout the city, (says a letter from Nor folk ,) would be a matter of impossibility. The deaths are not all reported by the Board of Health, and number 25 daily. Aboct 600 persons are sick of tho fever. It is no uncom mon thing to see two or three ooffins in one hearse, and not a soul but the driver accom ing. e Howard Association continue to relieve the sick and needy with a liberal band. Crowds of applicants for the society's bounty, of all colors and sexes, throng the doors con tinually, and their conversation frequently leads to painful recitals of sickness, destitu tion, and death. The Irish appear to be the greatest sufferers. In Portsmouth, we learn, there is some abatement in the ravages of the fever?the number of deaths daily having considerably decreased. A correspondent writes as follows: Portsmouth, Va , August 28 This is one of those cold, northeasterly rainy spells of weather, which tire so common to this section of country, and must prove disad vantageous to our present suffering sick, and will no doubt increase the disease so soon as the hot sun beams upon the wet earth. At this time there cannot be less than one hundred patients at the United States Naval Hospital, sonio of whom are doing well, whilst

others will not live through tho day. The dis tance to the U. S. Hospital is so great that but little communication is had from it, we there lore have but little means of ascertaining the condition of the sick at that place. The .surgeon and his assistants deserve the very highest praise for their noble and self saorificing conduct in behalf of the suffering ?ick committed to their charge. At all hours of the day and night they are at the bed-side cf the convalescent, sick and dying When h iid how they sleep, no one can tell, for they ure always at their posts. Their names are Minor, James, F. Harrison, and Steel; names to be remembered as long as the present generation lasts. Theee gentlemen having been so long ad ministering to the wants of the suffering must necessarily be worn down by the constant dis charge of the duty imposed upon them, and would it not be well for the Navy Department t"> detail some experienced surgeon with assis tants to relieve these gentlemen. No surgeon in the Navy , or private individ ual need have any fears in administering to the sick at the Naval Hospital, for I can as sure them that no surgeon or attendant has ever taken the disease at the Hospital or ever been sick. Dr. Minor and his assistants, have not the slightest fear of contracting the fever from a patient carried frum any infected into such a healthy place as the Naval Hospi tal. Dr. Minor has been through two yellow fever epidemics in the West India Islands, and ought to be well conversant upon the sub ject. At present there are but three stores open. The market consists of three carts with a few chickens, and five wheelbarrows with vegeta bles. The people live entirely on salt provi sions. To-day the railroad brought from Bal timore via Bay Line to Suffolk, some lemons and orangee for the sick. John Woodley, agent of the Seaboard and Roanoke Railroad, and nephew of Dr. Wm. Collins, was taken sick yesterday; he is com fortable to-day. Nod Curtain, boas at the railroad depot, died yesterday. 3i o'olock p. m.?John D. Cooper, acting as a member of the Sanitary Committee, was taken down to-day. About twelve new cases to-day. Dr. Trugien is very ill. Winchester Watts is thought to be better, butia quite sick. Nathaniel Brittingham hae just diea : ke was the mail carrier. Dr. Maupin is better to-day. Dr. Bilisolly has just had two of his family taken down. Thomas Wren ia dead. Sam Teat's negro child died last night, and a number more whose names I do not know. Up to 3 o'clock there has been eight deaths Mayor D. D. Fink is thought to be better to-day. The family of Mrs. Robert H. Tatum is also sick, and two children of Mr. James Totterdell. In Norfolk, James H. Saunders, secretary of the Howard Association, was taken down this morning. Dr. Higgins is better. Sixty three new cases yesterday, and three physi cians did not report. Dr. Trugena's temporal veins have been opened. Portsmouth is in want of meal, butter, flour, Ac. There is no abatement of the fever. Some of the imported nurses have been dis charged from Norfolk. W. B. C. The Portsmouth Transcript gives the follow ing lUit of deathB in that oity sinoe the 22d instant : August 23.?Peter Galilee, Mrs. Gaines, Mary A. Beaaly, Joseph Dunton. Elijah Jar vis, Lucy Y. Pace, Joe Young, eolored, and 4 at hospital?total 11. August 24 ?Mrs. Wm. Moore, Dr. Lovett, negro of D. Scott, negro of F. Herbert, Miss E. Boutwell, Mrs, Anderton, Susan Ross, colored man of W. Bohannon, Mrs. C. J. Rey nolds, Peter Galben, Mrs. Avery Williams, colored woman of Mrs. Riddick, Mrs. Whiten Hutohina, Mr. W. Hudson's wife and child, and 6 at hospital?total 21. August 25.?Mrs. Gates, Mrs. Mathias, Lane, colored. Fops, colored. Hushen, colored. Caroline Baker, Mrs. Ileatley, Wil son Williams. Mr Smith, Miss E. C. Herbert, Mr. Brener's child, Herbert Grimes, Mr. Grimes, and 13 at hospital?total 26. August 26 ?Charles Myers, John Myers. Miss Margaret Manning, Mrs. Tatem, Miss W illiams, ohild of W. Dobba, negro man at James White's, negro woman at Avery Wil liams', Dick Gordon,colored, MorningLarenee, colored, F. Fowler, black child at l)r. Mau pin'a. Mrs. Atkinson, Mrs. Spratt, Mrs. Bu chanon, none at hospital?total 16. Augu8t?7.?L. W. Boutwell, son of Malachi Williams, James Powers, Miss M Dunham, 2 colored children, daughter of H. George, 5 at hospital?total 12. From the Argus of yesterday, we clip the following items: A Hastt Summary.?The dreadful epidemio is still doing its work of death; the weather rainy, damp, and unpleasant; copious show* era of rain ; physicians dashing in every di reetioa, aid for the suffering still coming in; very scanty supplies of fruit, vegetable8, Ac., in market; sad, gloomy and thoughtful coun tenanced to be seen wherever a human face at* pears; good nurses for the sick in greatdemand; immense flocks of hungry pigeons in the streets and'squares in search of food; the hospital-wag ons passing slowly and frequently down to the covered lighter, with the sick for the hospital; seven Sundays in a week, at least in appear ance; no store seems to be opened, but there are several; four or five who kept open last week are sick now; the death of our excellent Mayor the general conversational topic; on Sunday there were 62 persons in the church in which there has heretofore been the largest congregation; the handa in the Argua office thinned out alarminglv, but no death as yet, We could go on for hours, but other duties compel us to throw down our pen. We regret to announce that Rev. Mr. Wills, of the Cumberland street Methodist church, has been attaoked with the fever. He was engaged in the faithful and diligent discharge of his partoral labors among the sick until he was compelled by slekneaa to retire from the ield. His esteemed lady has entirely reoov ft red. One or two of his servants are also down. We are happy bc "*le to ,uu that Dr Francis L. HLggios ? ?* ?onvaleaoent The report of deaths for Tuesday shows a considerable decrease in the number, and we do hope we hare seen tbo worst of thi? tern ble ec<. urge There are vcfr many new oases; but the disease must be of a milder form, or perhaps it ia better understood by the physi cian*. The weather is cool, wind northeast, with considerable rain. What effect this may have upon the fever, remains to be seen. Portsmouth?We failed to get the regular report of deaths last evening; but the number did not exceed i for the last 24 hours ending at snnset. The number of new cam, how ever, for 36 hours ending at the sam?4ime was very alarming, being between 30 and 40 THE LATEST. We learn from a passenger who tame through from Portsmouth this morning that the fever i* on the increase. Dr. Trugien died yesWr day, and was buried at 3 o clock Dr. Bili soly is the only resident physician that is able to be out?all the others either being down with the fever, or to over-worked that they cannot visit their patients. Five men were compelled to leave the navy-yard yesterday morning, each having an attack of the fever. Gloomy in the extreme is the oondition of this ill-fated town?seven-tenths of her population are absent, and nearly all of thoee remaining suffering from the influences of the epidemic FlftSOVAL. ....Dr. George W. McBinger, Col. John Thompson, and Mr. J. Dougherty, Esq., a com mittee of gentlemen from Philadelphia on bus iness with the Executive- Department, are at the Kirkwood House We hear that the result of their visit is quite satisfactory. .... The immortal Botts is out in a letter for a reform of the Know Nothing party in Virginia. He is for abolishing all secresy and oaths, and all religious distinctions in the order. Or, in other words he seems to uj to be for abolishing the order itself. The Alexandria Gazette '? goes in" with him for the changes he pro poses. ....Judge Pettit, of Indiana, has decided that the temperance law of that State is con stitutional. ....Joseph Robertson, of Philadelphia, who ha.* had considerable experience in yellow fever in Cuba, volunteered to go to Norfolk a* a nurse, and started to that place on Tuesday morning. ... .Edwin Forrest, Esq , the tragedian, is on a visit at Nahant. ... .Com. Stewart is rapidly recovering from the injur}" he received a few days since by a fall. ....Fifteen thousand Germans have left Hamburg, Germany, for Texas, and are ex pected to arriva at Indianola within a month or two. .^AIERCHANTS' EXCHANGE.?There ?CS I* a general meeting of the members TO -NIGF^. at o'clock, at tneir rooms, over the Savings' Rank, corner of Tenth street, to take steps toward* a general subscription for the relief of the Norfolk and Portsmouth sufferers. JOHN F. ELLIS, au 30?It Secretary. ?^^THE GERMAN YAGERS INTEND VvIS giving a Pic Nic and Target shooting on MONDAY, September 10, at the Park Particulars in future advertisement. au 2tt?3t MRS. LUNDV will resnme the duties of her School on Monday. September 3d, at No. 46 Louisiana avenue. au 30 ST. JOHN'S ACADEMY, 57 South Rcyal street, corner of Duke, ALEXANDRIA, VA. THE Seventeenth Annual Session will com mence Monday next. Board and Tuition per Session of ten months. 0125. Tuition only, per quarter of eleven weeks, ?6. For circulars apply at 60 King street, or at the Academy, or address RICHARD L. CARNE, Jr., au 30?3t Principal MISS UARROVEK'S SEMINARY For Yoaag Ladle*, Corner of Ncte York avenue and Thirteenth St., WASHINGTON, D. C. THIS Institution will be opened on the second Monday In September next. Most capable and thorough instruction will be given In the English branches, Mathematics, lassies French, German. Music. Embroidery, and needlework. A lady of large experience and the highest qualifications has been employed in the School. For full particulars see circular* at Bookstores au 30?lw SCHOOL BOORS. GRAY * BALLANTYNE ?b Seventh St., have received a very large end complete assort ment of the Books used In the various Public a;>d Priva'e Schools, Academies, and County Schools ia this vicinity, Including th- new series recently introduced into the public Schools of tbis city, viz: Cornell's IVinary and Iatermedlate Geogra ?hles, Perkins' Arithmetic, Bullion Grammars. ,c., which will be sold wholesale and retail at the very lowest prices. au 30?3t FIRST GRAND PIC NIC or TUB JACKSON CLUB, Will be given at Spring Garden', (formerly ot tupied by A. Favier,) on X street, be tire en 17 th and 18(4, on MONDAY, September 10th, com meneing at 5 o'clock j m. HE JACKSON CLUB take great pleasure in announcing to the Clubs, tbeli friends and M..U1I. 1 1- *1 *? ?1 * T * n ii ? wrmm ? a ivuw ?? MUM the public generally that they will give their grand Pic N ic at the above named place. They will use every effort to make this one of the most pleasant, gay and recherche pic nics of the season. Np improper persons admitted on the ground. Scott's celebrated Brass and Stricg Band has been engaged for the occasion. Refreshments will be furnished by an experi enced caterer. Tickets SO cents?admitting a gentleman and ladies. Committee of Arrangements. W Delaway, C Moran, J R Brown, au 30 NEW FALL GOODS. WE are now receiving our first Fall supplies of | Fancy and Staple l)ry Goods, to wntch we cordially invite purchasers to call aad examine before making their sekctions. We name a fcw leading articles? Rich figured and plain Mousseline ds Lain?, Co bery Cloths, fine blk Alpacas Ginghams, English and American Calicos, supe rior Shirting Linens and Cottons Sheeting Cottons and Linens, Table Diapers, Napkins. Towellngs, Russia and Scoteh Di apers, Flannels or the best brands, fine and medium Blankets, Shawls ard Scarfs Black and fancy colored Cloths, Casslmeres, ard Veatings, all of the newrstatyles We shall continue to sell off our entire stock of fancy Dress Silks at cost, for cash. 10 pieces superior black Dress Silks lust opened, from 75 cents to SI SO per yard, which we know to be very cheap. All articles warranted to prove as repre SFECIAL NOTICE ?All persons having bills unsettled which were rendered the 1st July, are most earnestly requested to close them without further notice. COLLEY A SEARS, No. 533 Sevent street, above Pa. avenue, au 30?eo&w WATCHES, ? f JEWELRY, SILVERWARE, tc. M W. GALT A BRO. are constantly receiving large invokes of the above?and ofi'er every article in their line at the lowest rates GOLD AND fclLVER WORK of every de scription to order, such as TESTIMONI ALS, richly embellished with appropriate de signs. SILVER TEA SETS, DINNER SER VICES, Ac Precious Stones set in the most modern styles. ARMS. CRESTS, MOTTOES, Ac., cut In Stone and Metal* _ M. W. GALT A BRO., $24 Pa. avenue, bet. 9th and 10th sts. ?U 30?tf T OST.?About a month or six weeks since, an Li English MOCKING BIRD. A reward of ten dollars will be paid for Its return to Secretary Marcy, Vermont avenue. au 30?fit* Lost?Last night, on the avenue, between I 10th and 14th streets, a black Lace Mantilla The finder will be liberally rawarded on leaving It at the Star office. aufi0-*w CLAIM AQ1H ?~. ?. A. HTDB, BOUNTY LAND AND """" ? land Warrants bought am Office on latreetTbSween au 10?lw THE CAMPBELLS A EE COMIE? ! WERT * PIRL'I Campbell Minstrels, L' nder the man^fiwat at the rmoviMi MATT PEK'.at ODD FELLOWS'" HALL. ( ???tari>| MONDAY KTBKIN6, Auiil 87 th, (4 Bights ) When tbev will present ? choice ?election of ne*jr Songs. Dances. Choruses. Ac . together with their INIMITABLE Bl RLRf^l K? 117" Tickets 86 cent* Concert to commence at 8 o'clock MATT PKEL, Manager Dr. F A JONES, JOE PENTLAND'S With Estira 5ew and Erillisat Eqvipmeat. THIS Superb Troupe will exhibit ^ ON MARKET AQCARE. THURSDAY FI1DAY, and SATURDAY, Ami 30 and 31. and Sept 1. FOR THREE DAYS ONLY! AFTERNOON AND EVENING. Doorm open at 9 and 7 p. m. Performance ba.f an hour afterwards. Admission 91 This Company la dintingulshed for the elegance, novelty, and variety of tu entcru; Mum i> EQUESTRIAN. GYMNASTIC AND PANTOMIMIC, Displaying the highest order of Foreign and Domestic Talent. Among the prl icifal Artists of this Trotipe are Madame VIRGINIA SHERWOOD, Mons NICOLO A PUPILS, Mr. GEO BACHELDfcR, Mr. DAVIS RICHARDS, Mr. C SHERWOOD, FRANK PASTOR. Ac CLOWN, JOE PENTLAND. For particulars aee bills la principal hotels At GEORGETOWN on TUESDAY. Augmt &)th, and ALEXANDRIA on WEDNESDAY, August MR. an 16?dtSep PLEASANT RESORT SPRING WARDENS, (FORMERLY FAVIER'S GARDEN,) Oa M Street, between Seventeenth f Eighteenth, OPENED evory day in the week, and on Sun day. No splritous liquor* allowed, but Cof fee, Chocolate, Ice Cream. Ac., will be for sale. Weber's Brass Band will perform every Mob day and Thursday evening, beginning at about 3 ay ai _ _ _ o'dfeR. Admittance free? au All strangers visiting the City should aee Hunter'a Cata logue of the curiosities of the Patent OBoe AU so, his Description of Powell's Great Plcturea. HUNTER is to be aeen at 440 Tenth i ma? 11?-Im* T'HE DITTIES OP MRS. GOOD'S School wi 1 be returned on Monday, the 3d of Sep trml>er, at her residence, No. < south side of First a:reet. Her daughter. Miss M.J. Good. having returned to the Dlsuict, will give lessons in music (on the Piano) to a limited number of pupils. au*>?4t* (GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS.?Any w having large or small quantities disposed to sell remarkably cheap, Patent OBce K^jorts, Explanations. Report* to Congress. Ac , may ap ply to me ALFRED HUNTER. an 29?3t Vestibule Patent UBce /"UXARY BIRD.?Escaped from Its cage on Friday afternoon, a light colored Canary Bird al>out 10 weeks old. and was shedding The bird [?'*???* a value to the owner by being sent three w ek* since from Ohio, by a relative Anyone biinging it to this otlire, will receive as a reward anotber olrd if desired. au ? ELASTIC CORD, for repairing Bracelets, Elastic Ribbon for Uudersleevet, Kmory Cushions, Sewing Birds, Jett Brac elets, Combs, Fans. Porte-monnaies. Ac. for sal# at aa 28?3t LAMMOND S, Tth at. IMPORTANT IMPROVEMENT?S EL ?? SEALING CANS'. Ludlow a co 's improved air-tight SELF-SEALiNG CAN. for preserving fruit, vegetables. Ac. The only Can ever made requir ing no war. solder or foment.' acknowledged by a 1 who see them the neatest, aafest and mast con venient Can in use. They are easily sealed end opened, and never fail to preserve Fruits, Vegetables, Ac., la a per fectly fre*h state. They ran be used year after year Directions for putting up all kinds of Fruits, Vegetable*. Ac., will accompany the cans !CT Patent applied few. |I7" All we ark is to call and see them. l.vtry Can warrarted. For sale by C. 8 FOWLER A CO.. Agents, Odd Fellows" Hall, 7th street au??? JOE SHILLINGTON has joat received Putnam'* Magazine for September Frank Leslie's Fashion Book do Godey's Lady's Book do Peterson's Magazine do Arthur's do do BaUou's Dollar Monthly do Chamber's Journal do Frank I eslle's N Y. Journal do Ya'ikee N otiona do The Hidden Path, by Marion Hariand. author of Alone Light and Darkness ; or the Shadow of Fate?a story of Fashionable Life A memoir of Rev Sydney Smith, by his dar;h ter, edited by Mr* Austin The complete works of Charles Dickens 18 vols , octavo size, In large type, i-eautlful'.y illustra ted and neatly bound in c.oth Sold separately If desired ' 7 The Yellow Mask, a new Uory, by Charles Dick ens The Escaped N un All the new books received as soon a> published Everything In the Stationery line at J shillington '8. Odeon Building, corner Pa av and 4 k at auto jlntel 3t] ^ LIGHT AND DARKNESS ; or the Shadow of Fate. A story of fashlouable Life. Paper 50 cents?cloth 75 cents TAYLOR 4 MAURY ? au 17 Bookstore, near tth at. POTOMAC PAVILION. THE Proprietor respectfully Utfora the public that the Pavilion will be kept open dur lng the running of the Potomac Steamers There are many families here who Intend to remain throughout September, and he hopes that others may unite to eLjcy the ine bath and good S?>hlng. W. W. DA gm?T Pout, Aug. M, 1856. au F Bobbin around, GRAVE OF UNCLE TRUE, HAZEL DELL I Dream of Home. Hard Times. Good News. Ds They Miss Me at Home, You will Miss Me Then, Home of My Childhood, Dearly Do I Love Thee, Few Days, Jordan, and a boat of other new and aopular pieces Just received at 3u8 Pennsylvania aveuue, near ioth st. JOHN F. ELLIS, au 87 MUSICAL CLASS. HAVING been repeatedly urged by many fam ilies to establish a class or classes for lhstrur tlon on the Piano Forte, so as to place it wltblc the means of every parent to cultivate a musical taste in hia family, and being desirous of meeting the wishes of the community as fkr as lies In ray power, I am now making arrangements to open such classes, provided suttcient Inducement* otter, and in such case, my object being to gtve a thorough mosical foundation to my younger pu pils. Ffchould propose to take a limited number at the low rate of ?5 per quarter, of yO lessons Persona therefore desirous of availing themaelve_*J* of these classes will please apply to tne. by ni * " or otherwise, at Mrs. Smith's, No. ? F street ? au85?tf W HENRY PALMER DOOR BINDERS' PASTE BRUSHES A t> GLUE Also, Patent Paint Oil for rooft, Ac. 5 bbls Putty, In bladders, for sale by HOWELL A MOR--ELL, No 383 C street, between 4th and 7th au 94?lm MOUNTAIN HOUSE, T?? , CAPON SPRINGS' HE undesigned having been solicited bv many aoutbern friends to extend the present atasoa, have determined to keep the Mountain House open for their accommodation until Uk 10th day at October. The three tournament* for thje season will take glace on the SBth of August, the 18th and 8Mb of topfembar. The fare will be reduced S5 per month and R8 per week, after the 1st of September. auM- BLAKEMORE A INGRAM. PIANO FORTE INSTRUCTION. MR. WM HENRY PALMER b?ws u> infbrn. hia friends and pupils that he la now pre pared to resume hia professional dutiea He is permitted to refer a? heretofore to Messrs Rigys ? Co., and any communication lc* for >>*?? ?t h - residence at Mrs Smith's, No. 833 F street, will have immediate atteatloa. sn M tm COPARTNERSHIP. THE undersigned have this day formed a co partnership under the name and at via of HARTLY A BRO , for the purpose ot transact ? , ? purpose of lag a Flour Ad General Commission hualnaaa at 101 Water street, Georgetown n. b hartley, b _ E D. HARTLEY, Gao astro w?, D. C., August |, 1*46.