Newspaper of Evening Star, September 6, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated September 6, 1855 Page 2
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EVENING STAR. WAIBI10T0N CITY: THURSDAY AFTERStfOM ftepl. 6. pyA?r?w??MHitTi should be handed In by 12 o'clock, M-, otherwise they may not ftp pear until the next day. AOCfTI FOR THE STAR. The following persona are authorised to eon tract for the publication of advertiaementa in the Star : Philadelphia?V. B. Pana an, N. W. oomer of Third and Chestnut streets. New York?8. M. Parrwein. A Co., Naaaau Street. Bo*on-V. 13. Pan***, SeoQay's Building. CPIBIT 01 TUS KOENING PRESS. The Int?ihx?*c*r says of the President's reluctant 'reply to the request of the Norfolk * and Portsmouth committee for the use of Old Point Comfort as a temporary residence for the remaining people of those two cities : ?? We heard without surprise, a day or two ago, that it was in contemplation to send a committee to Washington to solicit of the President of the United 8tates the use of the public buildings at Old Point Comfort. It was natural that such an idea should suggest itself to the minds of the afflicted survivors, who caw no other piacticable means of saving those cities from utter depopulation than send ing away from the influence of infection the few families that havo thus far escaped ; and, i$ any thing could have added to the poignan cy of our sympathies for them, it would have been our anticipation of the answer which the President has found it his duty to make to their application. We felt that he could not, consistently with other obligations, deprive one portion of his fellow-citisens of their homes tor the sake of affording a temporary asjlum to another. It is not that the public business would suffer, for that might have been made to give way to the calls of humani ty ; but in causing the numerous persons em ployed it Old Point, and depondent on the tloverm ent for their support, to be removed, he wou' be doing a doubtful act of charity at the certain sacrifice of public justice. We are sure that it must have given pain to the Pres ident not to yield to the appeals of the com mittee, and we trust that the coramittoe them selves have been satisfied that nothing but the sternest sense of his duty to all could have armed him with the courage to resist the call which they made upon his Lenevolence.-' The Union thinks that the specious poli ticians, who have undertakon to manage the Know Nothings, are beginning to understand that they have a tigor by the ears, whose brains they must sooner or later blow out, if they would save themselves from its claws. The same paper quotes Louisiana Democratic papers to show that its party in that State are about to give Know Nothingisra such a fight as they gave it in other Southern States in the August election?. WASHINGTON NEWS AND GOSSIP. Mirs Carroll, the Know Nothing Writer.? Mr. Josiah P. Polk, of this city, published a colomn, over his own signature, in reply to our contradiction, made perhaps a month ago, cf a statement of the New York Cruder, that the lady in question was a descendant cf Charles Carroll, of Carrolton, and a neice of the present Archbishop Carroll. Mr. Polk takes us to task for failing to notice thert traction of the original story, made by Casali, the alien Know Nothing editor, a week before we shot down his story, traveling over the country as it waa in the seven-league boots of the Ki.vw Nothing press. We learn, through Mr. Polk i publication, our first knowledge of the fact that Casali, the alien manager of American public affairs, had the grace to re tract his story, on satisfying himself of its in correctness. While giving him credit for it. we wish we ^ fcriiiDil4r integrity of purpose, thoee of his Know Nothing brethren of the press who are atiU aiming to mako party capi tal oat of the weight which the ignorant may attach toM:?s Carroll's political anti-Catholic iucobrabratiots, under the mistaken idea that tiey are written by one of the Carroll, of Car rolton, family, who is actually a niece of the present Archbishop Carroll, a distinguished head of the Catholic Church in this countrr. Mr. Polk, while disavowing the idea that his heroine was bred a Catholic, or is a relative of the Carroll, of Carrollton, family, or of the Archbishop's, says that her ancestors were re lated to Cfcarlcs Carroll, of Carroll ton. Per haps we should writo that the latter is cur in ference frr m the fact stated by Mr. Polk that Charles Carroll, of Carrolton, cnuiled on tho lily's grandfather the family estate in St. Mary s oounty, where a oousin of the lady now resides. Y* bat the connection of the family Of the lady and that of the Carrolton Carrolls u, Mr. Polk docs not state. The Carrollsof Ireland are a very numerous fstr.ily. numbering, perhaps, as strong as the Jlurphys, tho Bradys, the O'Briens, members of which are to be found evory where the Eng lish language may bo spoken with a Milesia?n accent But the work of searching the geneo iogical tree of the laJy to discover the precis* temoto conacction between tb? ancestors of the fair authoress end Charlea Carroll, of Car ro.lton, is a gamo not worth the candle. We gave the original story designed to gain cro dence for her politico-religious writings, the contradiction ntecoary to expose tho fact that those who assumed to make *uch statements concerning her were trading, politically, on borrowed capital As for the lady personally, we have nothing to say concerning her. and have aaid nothing of her further than that she once taught school in this city, a fact greatly to her credit, though Mr. Polk, by way of eking out a column of Know Nothing thunder, construes that statement intoan Lutouded slur. We only desire, for the lady 's fake, that we c?ju.'1 wiiie that she had oontinued a school teacher up to the present time, rather than a writer of .sack twaddle and nonsense about re ligion and politics as is attributed to 1 er pen by the admiring Know Nothing press We do not coovieve that the change has done any credit whatever to the blood of any or all the Carrolla that ever "cam;; over," from the landing of the first who sat foot in Maryland to that of the last of the n*me, who may be honestly laboring in this city without thought of the faet that there is much to be made out of his name Tho Burlington Tragedy.?The N*w York Times of the day before yetterd.^y fully bears o?t our recent comments on the manner in . wkieh the Camden and Amboy Railroad Com pany have debauched the Legislature and Ccurts of tho State of New Jersey, to tho eter nal infamy of thoee parties, and the injury of the rights of all who may have any interests whatever opposed to those of that corporation. Thia will be pereeived in the following extract from the article in the Timm in question, writr ten in advance of the rendition of the v'crdict published yfaterday in our telegraph eolamn ? * to be the verdict rendered tgr the Burlington jury in regard to the recent catastrophe is a uuestion of very little eonse qucnce It would be important, were the proceeding* conducted with tbe usual rcspett to form and fairness As it is, with the fla grant disregard of appearances; with the ad mission of gentlemen to testify known to be in the interest of the ooiupany, and who were cot present at the scene of disaster, and could, therefore testify, cot to facts, but to their own private opinions only; with persons serving on the jury confessedly members of the company; with others serving on the jury confessedly in the pay of the company, by holding free tick ets over the roads; with the obvious effort if the State prosecutor to share the blame Ix tween the subordinate!! of tbe trrfln and the driver of the unfortunate carriage?the whole proceedings mu.u be regarded h? a cool impos ture, in 110 niie designed to evolve the truth It is the Spctswood jury over again. " Indeed, no where in the whole system of 1*W3' *? admiaistered on the other side of the river, do we see a chance for the exercise of those measures of punishment to which the company has most justly exposed itself. Laws exist to enable both the friends of the dead and injured survivors to obtain damages ; but at every step of the suit the prosecutor has difficulties to encounter. It has been the practice of the managers to place annual re tainers in the hands of all the first legal talent of the State, thereby classing them ns counsel of the company, and enabling them to run about gratis on tbe road. . "The first difficulty of the applicant for jttftice is, therefore, to procure counsel at all e<jual in ability to that likely to be opposed to hrm. His case muot go into the circuit or su nt ene court, a majority of the justicesof which have notoriously been pluced there by the mo nopoly, acting upon a corrupt Legislature, and filling the place of gentlemen whoso incor ruptible integrity had given olfcnco to tho com pany. As theso magistrates, previously act. ing as counsel for the corporation, wore elected with pointeu reference to the obstinate honesty of their nredecessors, we may readily conceive how likely the court is to be free from nil bias where the monopoly is a party in litigation. And for tho Jury, it is hardly practicable to find a dozen men, on?, at least, of whom will not be directly or indirectly interested to sus tain the Company in the face of evidence and law. It is so in civil eases. Those who have had the misfortune to have lost goods or suf fered pecuniary damage of any sort nt the hands of the Railroad officials, have discovered that to get a vcrdiet, whatever tho facts, is next to an impossibility. Or.c or more under lines of tho Companv?sonic holder of a free ticket, some owner of a -haro or two of stock, some subordinate, ur some friend, or some rel ative of a subordinate, s< mo one hopeful of a pecuniary or political reward for his petty per jury, or Fomo one directly intruder for the purpose?has been of tho twelve; and has de feated the ends of just ice by his corrupt obsti nacy. And that it Will be so in a ca.-o where the damages sought are in their essence vin dictive, we cannot doubt in the view of indi cation presented by this inquest at Burline ton." Rachel.?Most of the New York city ncw:> papers are alrcaly "run mad" after Rachel, on the strength of her debut in Camillo. The Tribune leads off in that way. Its philoso phers cotton to everything Trench in the way Oi literature, tbe arts, religion, government, philosophy, 4eo., which may account for its rhapscdy over Rachel's debut, as follows : '' achieved last night a triumph. When the enthusiasm which greeted her et trance had died away into silence, we thought wc. had never seen her look to such advan tage or wear such classic air, as when amid thai stillness she advar.ced in her Roman robe, full of dignity vet of grace, with that plastic beauty which belongs to her and her alone. The memory of Norma passed ?t once over our mind, so much was there of the Druid priestess in her appearance, and yet so much of chaste elegance. When utteri g her first words to bah ma, wnat immediately struck us was the extraordinary expression of bcr mouth, al ways as it were threatening to break into some here burst of cxprci;ion ; but surrounded with an incomparable ^;race when the feelings she represents are of a joyous character. The deep, sonorous voice, deep, guttural almost by the strength of its mtensity and vehe mence, next rivets the attention. Bat the paramount power sue wield? that from the moment .-he enters on the stage we cannot let our eyes leave her for an instant. It i3 an in describable fascination. We feel that every movement, every gesture, even her very breathing, is raj leto wirh some thought, whi-h we fear to lose If she pa.- es from us In h<r firstworde to Sabina her countenance assumes an air of half bouderie and half chagrin at tl e idea that her siat<r should suppose h-;r lc?* -if f-ctcd by doinesMrj mot public troubles than she is lo pass In review every emotion which convulses her during the do "iipti?n of her love for Cunatius, her sorrow for the war, and her joy at reoeiving a satisfactory promise from the oracle, and again the sndne*< which weighs upon her heart in consequence of her dream, would be to pre-ent tableeus of the most beau tiful paintings ct tho highest masters in tho delineation of tbe feelings of the bu .vtn heart Her conception of every one of Coraeiilc's words is so sublimely spiritual, and h?r power in making every attitude speak in harmony with the conception, is 30 wondrous that we follow her almost with bewilderment a9 she grasps, with the spoil of her genius, every lurking thought, and makes it glow with in tellectual vitality.'' Our Present Eolation* with Ilcxico.?The Jouriutl of Co/iimrrre, always well postftd with reference to Mexican affairs has been dis cussing M.nistcr uadsden s position in Mexico, his relations With the retiring Government the prospect under the new auspices for an amelioraticn of tho regulations under which American commerce with that country so lan guishes, Ac.; saying, in the course of its rt? marks: In a commercial point of view, the speedy reconstruction of tho Mexican Government on lit r*' a matter of great moment to the United States. It ha* been long an object with the United States Minister to Mexico, to secure a commercial treaty with that country, which should open its markets to the free in troduction of our domestic products, and through the mutually profitable operations of trade, establish with it relations of comxon interest and cordi.i! amity. M{. Gadsden's labor's to that end hav.: been constantly em barrassed and thwartod hitherto by tho pow erful influences of the various parties who have profted by the system of restrictions and prohibition, which Santa Anna used a- the in strument at once of gratifying his own insa tiable avarice, and of binding to bis support the adherents whoso fidelity ministered to his his lust of power. The Chief of the State was himself the most formidable opponent to the proposed cotnmereinl ameliorations; but his influence might have failed to defeat the adop tion of measures commended by their fitness to promote the prosperity of tho Mexican peo ple and improve tho foreign relations of tbe itepuohc, but for the obstacles unceasingly interposed by powerful parties both in Mexico and the Lnitod Stitcs interested in the per petuation of existing impositions. The suspension of intercourse between the I nited Slates Legation and the government of Santa Anna was prodoced through such in strumentality, and tho same influences were directed to sccure the retirement of Mr. Gads den from tho embassy, in the hope that his successor might be fuund more pliant to their persuasive promptings. If ho could not be impelled, like Mr. S-.ulo, by successive dis appointments to ask his own recall, it was hoped that he might be provoked into indis cretions in his intercourse with the Mexican authorities, that would Justify them in a de mand upon the United States Government for his supercession. For this purpose the public press in this country has bcon used by way of preparing the public mind for such an event, to represent (he temper ^ith which the minis ter prosecutes his objeots, as incompatible with diplomatic nractice and precedent, and unfa vorable to tbe accomplishment of conciliatory purposes and results. But tho failure of in trigue to drive hifti from his post, hid begun to be obviom just previously to Santa Anna's flight from the capital. The suspension of re lations between the Legation and the Govern, ment, had boen attended with a suspension of aggression as regards new wrongs on the part or the government; and at the instance of Gen. Gadsden a convention had aire#iy been inaugurated between the disagreeing parties. with a riew to an amicable settlement of ex isting controversies. But it came too late, for before its measures could be fairlj initiated, Santa Anna was an exile, and his Ministers had sought safety from responsibility for their mat-administration of affairs in personal con cealment. Ill Convention Again.?Our Know Nothing neighbor! from tho nearest county of Mary land had their noddles together again to-day, iu the famous garret or highest story of Thorne's 1 building cn Seventh street, in this city. They are said to have been engaged in selecting candidates for the legislature and county offi- , ces, and had quite a timo of it. We wish ihem a happy deliverance from the squabbles of tho rival candidates for their favor, and a better start than they made in setting out to nominate candidates for the State offices to be filled this fall. It id rather funny, however, that the cahoodleing and nominating of Know Nothing candidates for the free and independ ent State of Maryland must, of necessity, be dono directly under the thumbs of the distin guished Know Nothing managers of this city, i Th9 Frauds in thf City Election.?The reader will find on our first page, to-day, an able speech, delivered on Monday afternoon last, by F. Jefferson, Esq., in the Council Board, against the reportof the Know Nothing election committee, consummating the frauds under which Know Nothings hold tho seats from the Fifth Ward. Mr. J. makes it plain that the thing was brought about by a sweep ing repudiation of the authority of the Cireuit Court for the District of Columbia, as will bo there seen. ?? Tho Norfolk and Portsmouth Committee ? We have information from Baltimore this morning that the Norfolk and Portsmouth relief committee, who were hero yesterday, will return in the course of the day to renew their application to the President for the use of Old Point Comfort, as a refugo for the peo ple now in Norfolk and Portsmouth ; Mr. Falls, the President of Bay Steamboat Line, having offered to furnish, on twelvo hours' notice, the transportation that may bo necessary for tho removal of the entire population now at the Point, some fifteen hundred souls. Tho Hackmen of this city propose to give the receipts of their business on Monday, the 10th instant, to the Norfolk and Portsmouth sufferers. It is a noble and generous proposi tion ; and such as to induce our citizens to en joy an extra ride 011 that day in their vehicles, discarding, for the purpose of increasing the facd, all other means of conveyance. This useful class of our population express their profound sympathy by their works, and, while thus affording an evidence of their goodness of heart, entitle themselves richly to tho praise of all who appreciate disinterested bencvolence. An Anny Officer Dead.?The War Depart ment, this morning, received intelligence of the death of Brevet Capt. Chas. G. Merchant, 1st Lieutenant 8th infantry, U. S. A., at East Puscagoula, Mi??., on tho day before yester day. (4th instant,) after a brief illness. The Expected News?There is more anxie ty felt this morning, in Washington, to learn the news the Atlantic is expected to bring than at any previous time since tho war began. She is over her time considerably, and much of the anxiety manifested is on account of fears of her 6afety. Promoted.?Captain George F. Lindsay, As sistant Quartermaster U. S. Marine Corps, who has for somo time past been discharging the duties of the quartermastership of the corps in this city, made vacant by the death of the late Major Nicholson, has been promoted by the President to thnt position, with the conse quent rank of Major. The U. S. Bhip-of-War Cyatse, Commander Wilson, was at Pensacola on tho 27th ultimo, according to advices received at tho Depart ment, it iid was then about to sail for the north. From tho tenor of tho letters it is judged that all were iu health on her. Current Operations of the Treasury Department.?On yesterday, 5th September, thcTc were of Treasury Warrants entered ou the books of the Department? For the Treasury Department..?? $10,793 25 For the It tarior Department....? 5,093 4.1 For the Custons 4,353 57 War Warrants received and en tered 31,883 38 War repsy warrants received and entered 388 78 Intorior rtpay warrants received and entered 5,05108 The Epidemic in Norfolk and Portsmouth. Tho accounts from Norfolk und Portsmouth continue to be of the most gloomy character? every condition in life being rapidly thinned by the ravages of the yellow fever. The following are to be added to tho list of deaths: Amelia J. Mott (died in New York ) Walter Scott, Rsv. D. P. Wills, two sons of Mr. Bootbhy. Richard Dove's widow. Lydia Morse, i'arah Freeman. Geo. W. Jones, Wm. Sylvester, Jr., Joseph llorson, John Delanoy, Mrs. Dr. Chandlor, Paxton Pollard, C. S. Williams g(dicd at Richmond,) The population of Norfolk, writes a corres pondent of the Baltimore American, is now re duced to about 6,500, of which not more than 1,500 are whites, and 5,000 negroes. With the latter, riekness and mortality are very small, but such a panic exists among them that they are of very little service in nursing the sick. The number of persons now dowu with tho fever i.< about 900, and many of them are suffering for attention, so much so that they receive no aid in many ca3es until the fever lias got suoh a bold on them that recovery is hopeless. Oi those who are promptly and skil fully nursed, a lanje proportion recover. Drs. Miller and Ballantinc, of Augusta, Ga., with five female nurses, arrived on Monday, and have entered on their duties. As large as is the number of physicians there are none too many, and there would, perhaps, be less sick ness among them if they were not required to be on duty night and day. A letter from Norfolk to the Petersburg Ex press, dated at 5 p. m. on Monday, says : Very few persons, comparatively, were at tacked yesterday, but the deaths were awful! From sunrise to midnight, fifty poor crea tures were shovelled away under tho cold sod! It has created a new and tremendous panic among tho few whites remaining in our city. Over one hundred stampeded this morning, aud there's " a few more left of the same sort ' who will decamp to-morrow. We regret to say that tho fever has broken out in the Orphan Asylum ; several oases were raported yesterday (none, as yet, fatal) in that refuge or the fatherless ana motherless little innocents. Wo trust that their Father in llearen (the only one they havo to appeal to) will look down upon them with mercy and compassion, and visit them lightly. We last evening noticed a common box, like a case of merchandise, borne swiftly along in a hearse. On inquiry, we learned that three remnants of mortality lay in it, plated side by side, and were then on their way to 'he Pot ter's field! The ssareity of coins forced on the undertaker this alternative. They were, however, all of one family, struck down at "one fell swoop." Forty persons dead with the fever are await ing burial In town to-day We ean't pretend to find out thdr names?they are aonttered about so in different l&oes and alios?and only note prominent ones. It Ik ?; fonnd impossible to dig single /rare*, a large pit has been dog, and the e >f fins placed in layers above each other, and so filled np with lime and dirt. FRO* PoKTSMOlTO. Another good man has fallen * Capt. David D. Fiske, the Mayor of Portsmouth, died of the prevailing epidsmic, at that piece, on Tuesday morning, alter an illness of about eight days. Thus hai perished another of the noblest works of God, " an honest man!" The writer of this knew the deeeased well; having been associated with him both in this city and Portsmouth; and can truly testify that the scourge hat not deprived that place of a better citizen?one more devoted to ita interests or untiring in his efforts for her advancement. I or about eight years he had been engaged in editing and publishing the Transcript; *n'l had buffeted the storms of life with an indom* itable spirit, surmounting the many obstacles incident to the profession of an editor and pub lisher; and had but attained that point when ho might be comfortable in his declining years, when the fell-destroyer claimed him, and he is hurried to that " bourne whence no traveler returns. But our feelings will not permit us to dwell on this subject?it is mournful that so many of our friends should have been cut down; still more so that he, too, should be numbered with the dead. He was born near Concord, N. II., where he served an appren- I ticeehip at the printing business under Isaac

Hill, of tho Patriot, and removed to Ports- I mouth about 183V, where he resided until his death, except for a short time he was ia this city filling the situation of foreman in the I office of the United States Journal. He was I about fifty years of age, and leaves a widow J and five child ten. The correspondent of the Petersburg Ex press confirms the report of tho dsath of the Mayor of Portsmouth, in a letter dated on the J 4th inet., taking : 441 deeply regret t:> inform you that the ex cellent and efficient Mayor of Portsmouth, D. I D. Fiske, Esq., ha? followed his noble compter I in philanthropy and good works, the lamented j Woodis of Norfolk, to the tomb. ''At half-p&st seven this morning, after a I painful illness of several days with yellow I fever, he quietly ai.d calmly breathed his last. Poor Portsmouth ! is not her fate indeed a hard ono ? To say nothing of the score* of other I noble souls and good citizens, that have been ' *wept off by this terrible saourge, the less of I Trugion and Fiskc in one week, ii indeed a heavy blow, and well calculated t^ unnerve the stoutest hoart.*' Among the large number down with the J fever in Portsmouth, are Whitcomb Ashton, of tue post office, and Robt. B. McD maid, the only remaining printer in that place; the others having cither died or left Young Aah ton had remained at the pest office i>erforming tho duties of postmaster, clerk, ar.d mail car rier?nobly redeeming his pledge to the absent postmaster that ho should remain at his post I until taken from it?until he was tent to the I hospital. This young man deserves, and will no doubt receive, somo testimonial from the I citiicnsof Portsmouth, for thus keeping up the regular mails between that and other places. Mr. Vermilion, a young uianoi' that place who has had the fever, has been placed at the post office to attend during the bickness of youn^ j Ashton. Through letters received this morning we I learn there are about three hundred fever pa tients in the hospital (the old Exchange build- I ing) at Norfoik; the writer of one of them sta- I ting that he had vibited that place, and in the yard adjoining found thirty dead bodies; await* I ing burial, no doubt. In Portsmouth. Charles Simmons and his I wife'a mother (Mrs. Parker) have recovered; I Mrs. Brawner is down with the fever. Dr W m. Collins is unwell and confined to the house, but not with the fever. THE LATEST. The Mayor of PerUiuonth ."Vol Dead. [ Correspondence of the Evening SUr.] Steamer Louisiana, September 5. The fever in Portsmouth still rages with its accustomcd violence, there being no diminu tion of deaths, want, suffering, and nuroing; I I and bodies going to their la^t resting place I meets tho eye oa every turn, and none but i those who are witnesses to such scones ean. | for a moment, imagine to what extent this po< r I town is .suffering. l)oath is not confined to any | set or condition of j-eople, but all heve suf- J ered, and in some instances whole families have been swept from enrth. "When these scenes will stop, none can teil. For tho lft*t eighteen hours, ending at 12 o'clock to-day, there has been twenty-one J death*, ten whites and eleven blacks. Among the whites, the following aro the names, go far j as they can be ascertained, viz : Richard Williams, master bricktnason, navy yard; Washington Ue rgo, pitent maker, navy yard; Mr?. Thome* D. Whiter John Perks. Miss Buckner, Mr. Richardson, old Dr. Nicholson, of Newtown. Tne following doctors were carried to the Naval Hospital this morning : Drs. Howie, of Kichmond, Va : Bryant, of Philadelphia; As pell, of do.; Marshall, of Baltimore. Mr. Ihoodorc Strieker, nurse. The following named persons are doing well, improving, and with every prospect of recov ery : Mrs. Emma Boutwell; the wholo of Dr King's family; Miss Daughtory. (she hm ing hnd the ,k vomito;") son of Capt. Saml. Forbes; all of Wells Cooper's family; Mis? Ro.- i B ?ut wcll has been considered well for some few days E. Brady, attached to the railroad, has been attacked; ulso two of his children. John French, conductor on tho railroad, is sai 1 to ba improving?he is at the United States Hos pital; also young Whit Ashton. at the same place. Miss Augusta Pendleton is comfortable and doing well; also the children of Mrs. Wm. B. CoUins and Mr. Carey. Archibald Mathieson, of the Macon House, was taken down with tho fever this moraine Mrs. George Hope is very ill. Shelton Burton is cut and doing well. Yesterday's Southern train brought three negro nurses from Charleston, Sauth Carolina all fine looking fellow. At the house on the northeast corner of Crawford and North streets, occupied by tho Gambles, were four new cases at one time. Those poor suffering orcatures went the whole night without one particle of ice to alleviate their parching thirst, the ice house of the town having been exhausted two days since, but a kind Providence this morning brought t> our relief a cargo of the pure crystal. I am happy to state that a change took place last night in theense of Mayor D. 1). Fiske, he is doing well, with a fair prospect of recovery. William G. Maupiu isa'so improving. Norfolk is suffering in the extreme^ Burials arc made ia trenches; and sometimes two bodies are placed in one box interment. This morning, this steamer brought down for the city eighty coffins, all that could be had, and there is aboard of this boat an order for more. I am glad to state that Dr. Risen has so far recovered as to bo enabled to j jin his friends and family in Philadelphia; bis stay there, howover, will bo but short, as he proceeds to Portsmouth next Monday to resume his duties May health, success, and prosperity attend hisduty l* * feU?W ani D0b,y don* William Brown is/ound among our moat use ful citizens, where sickness and distress is there will you Cnd " Sweet William," as he is c&Ueu. W B 0 FS&8GJTAL. ....The "Squatter Sovereign," of Kama* Territory, nominates the Hon. D. R. Atehieon as a candidate for the Presidency. ???? Krastus Brooks was defeated on the night before last for renomination as Whig candidate for the New York State Senate. A Mr. Perley viinominated over him. IllsKnow Nothing ism formed the reason for throwing him offr board. ....The Nashville papers announce the death of ex-6uv. Collier of Alabama. ....The Know Nothing Convention, which met at Cambridge, Md , on Tuesdsy, nomina ted Dr. E C. Cox. of Easton, aa their candi date for CongfMc. ....The Albanj Journal of the fonrtb in*t., says: Thomas Francis Meagher, the Irish patriot and orator, was this morning admitted, on motion of N. Hill, Jr., E*q ., and by spe cial order of the Supreme Court now inscseior. Attorney sod Counsellor in the ssveral coarla of this state. ? ???Mr. William II. Tryatt, who joined a Shaker society in Livingston county. New 5"*' ten J?ari ago. became enamored of a !"? of seventeen, who bad hcea brought up by by the society from infancy, and eloped with j' ,am* Bln?td her. lie went out to work, and left his wife in a farm house, and since this she ha* unaccountably disappeared, and be cannot find her. Tbe Shakers state that they know nothing of her whereabouts. .... A colored woman named Newton, well known for the last seventeen or eighteen yea:? as a vender of cakes, neanuts, candies, ?tc , outside the court of Quarter Sessions, ?as killed in Philadelphia on Tuesday, by falling <lown a cellar. She was about eighty years of age, and has often eonversed with citisens oonctrnlug her personal recollections of (Jen. w ashington, whom she well remembered, when the seat of the federal government was in that city. .... Rachel's second r.ight, in which she ap peared in Racine's Phe lro. is not less enthu waaticsli j applauded than her first appearance. Ihe auditory, however, was only ab?.ut halfsa numerous that which witne'seed her first representation. ....G. M. Iliilyer, editor of Natchez Coar rier, has been nominated by the Know Noth ings as the candidate for C jugrcss in opposition to Gen. Quitman. OFFICIAL. Franklin pitree, President of the United States of Amtrtea, to all tckotn it may conten: Satisfactory evidence having been exhibited to me that Placide Gratwohl has been appointed cjnsul of Switzerland. at Detroit, in the Ma* of Michigan, I do hereby recognize him as such, and declare him free to exercise and enjoy such functions, powers and privileges a* are allowed to the consuls of the most favored nations in the United States. In testimony whereof I have caused these letter* to be made patent, and the seal of the Uuited States to be hereunto affixed Given under ray hand, at the city of Washinp r. * day?f Seuptember, A.l). 1854, [L. s.j of the independence of the Uuited States of America the eightieth. n , ? franklin pierce. By the President: W. L. Ma ect, Secretary of SUtfe. Franklin Pierce. President of the United States of Amtrira, to all tehem it may concern : Satisfactory evidence having been exhibited to me that Lomz Hexei^fx FsBnarxA i?* Agciae has been appointed consul-general of braxii for the United States, I do hereby recognize him as such and declare him free to exercise and enjoy such functions, jwwers and privileges as are al lowed to the consuls-general of the most favored nations in the United States. In testimony whereof. I have caused the* let ters to be made patent, and the seal cf the United States to be hereunto affixed. Given under mv hand, at the city of Wasb'ns r? . i irVh<!daV?f September, A. D 1*55. IL. a.J of the independence of the United States of America the eightie'h u .U O franklin pierce By the President: W. L. Ma ect, Secretary of State. THE pic NIC FOR THE BENEFIT ? or the Norfolk and Portsmouth sufferers, which was to have taken place at ?he "Park" on the 3d instant, has been postponed, owine to the nrlemenrrof the w^thei. until MONDAY, the l(Mh instant, to commence at 1 o'clock. No charge will be made r.f visiters fo the bouse eD,eTl01? the Dancing ^aloon will be charged t^e mode.ate sum cf llfty WTlfR ' cent* Prof Bei^man's Band Is en:nized: It Is hoped that the citizens of \Y ashingtcn will generously respond to the call, and aid In relieving the . uf ferfng of our distressed neighbors ? Wr Whaley's omnibus will 1* on the corner of .th street and Pa .aveaue during the afternoon and night, to convey passengers out !g 5~At CHAS. SHUSSLER. jg-^^PRESIDENT SMOUNTED GUARD 7s? Attention ?\ ou ere ordered to meet at thearmrrv on THURSDAY, tbe Cth intuit, at 7k o'clock p. m , in full uniform Punctual attendance is required as business of Importance will be brought Wore yon, relative to the contemplated Baltimore trip, aleo, the elec tion of several officers for the ensuinir year By order of Capt. J OS PEC K sep 5? 4( H WASHINGTON HIGHIANDEFS?You Ld K crt requested to attenl the regular monthly meeting on THURSDAY EVENING, the ** i*6th instant, at ?x o'clock. Erery member is requested to be present. aeo 5?8t? JOHN BAIN, Captain. St^THK GERMAN PIC NIC AT GEO. Bekert s. to take place on the 4th day of September, 1855, Is postponed on account cf the unfavorable weather, until THURSDAY, the ?th September, 1855. at the saroe place. Ticket holders and all love's of amu*>?fraeiit sre invited to that pleasant occasion COMMITTEE OF ARRANGEMENTS sep 4?3t* >NO TICK?THE JACKSON Cl.l'li take pleasure in announcing to their mends and the public generally that thev will tint Grfelui Pie Nlc at SPRING GAR DENS, (formerly Favier's) on Monday, the 10th of September, 1855. WM. DBLAWAY, E. MORAN, J. R UROWN, Committee of A rranie'reuts. au 89?eotSeplO * . >IK ESIDENT'8 MOL NTED GU A KD, Attention.?The regular monthly mcei lbe CorI* 1,0 held at the armory cn THURSDAY. the6ih lnatant. at 7* o'clock Every member is requested to be present, as two Sfcretaries and a Treasurer are to Ite elected, and important business to be transacted By order: JNO. H. MeCUTCHEN, Sec eep 1? For sale?a young and beai ti. ful Parrot. This bird, whose conversational powers are wonderful, is thought by all who are acquainted with it to be superior to any other of 1U kind in this country. Price $45. For partic ulars address "II C," at this office. aep C?It* T ?ST?UK SATURDAY EVENING in the i , P^dent'sY.rd, a heavy embroidered earn brie handkerchief Any one Hading the above wU be rewarded by leaving it at 55* Fourteenth street, between D end E streets. Island sepg?3te LTORSK EOR SALE ?A very superior Rob 11 Roy Horse is for sale. He is perfect ly gent e and can be used for a rs a Udies H? wlu ^ 'old low and ?iioe seen at SUTTON'S Livery Suble, 8ihst .above D street. 6_ne GEORGETOWN FEMALE SEMINARY. A REPORT having been Industriously circula ted to the ctfect that the terms for boarding and tuition in my Seminary have been advanced to^fe hundred dollars fer session. 1 deem It my duty to give it an explicit contradiction. I do not know how the rej>ort originated, nor by what agency it has trained such currency. The statement in my published catalogue Is made with great clearness, and can hardly have perverted to ne*r double the amoudt stated. The terms for the last three years have been $200 session of ten monlha Tbe additional cost of all artlclea of domeatic consumption compelled me to raise ray terms to The terms for day pupils and for extra studies are unchanged. WILLIAM J. CLARKE, sep G?lw Georgetown, D. C. FALL GOODS. TH? ?S*c2ber. ?uld ?a*ite the attention of his fWend^ and the public to his suoe rlor stock of Goods fo/ gentlemen's wSr>Ji Wa,on ju,t revived, JJ which will be made up to order la the mo. Tff approved styles, at the shorest notice, ai?l tthTs ^'facilitieshe now eajeps to be able to give ail entire satisfaction I* V .?... * GODEY, se*?!dl2 ^tk st., 3 doors north Pa. av Grand Firemen s' Concert AT ODD FELLOWS? HALL. THK GnuKl Cempllmeartarv Benefit to tbe My TROPOLITAN HOOK AND I.AU4>U COMPANY, tendered to them by their Flrrowt friends, will take place ?< the abn?rv-?an*d Ht, cn lufcsDAY kVENINO. Sept iilh The object of the Entartalome. t is to aesUt Company la the erection of their Hock a*4 144 At- Horn* For this occasion a most STABTLIKO ARBAY OF TALEVT Al? COMBINATION ?r ATTRACTION la offeml Tbo following eminent talent tea kindly vaiaa ' 1 "f' vlop# * THE LA8SELL INSTRUMENTAL COM PANY. Mr B C. QRF.NNUP. THE WASHINGTON GLEE CLUB! among whom are: Mr S. CROSS. Mr.C GfelFFIN. Mr CLARK, Mr SANDERSON, Mr MrFARLAND Mr J. N KECK. tbe mneter guitarist, win per. form a splendid solo on bis instrument Tbe old fbvorites?THE HARMONEON&_ wlll appear In a choice collection of new ud beau tiful Choruses. Qun teta, Bollnds. Ac.; amo?^ which will he a Grand Firemen's Chorus. written expressly ft* tbe occaaloo fcjMi JW. Punitory I Professor J. A. 11 rdeJla will pre* ide at tbe plant A MAGNIFICENT AMERICAN FLAGwiu be presented to the Fire Company telling tbe largest number of ticket*?every Company la ei jocted to ent*r Admission tS cents Doom open at 7?perfbrunaiwe cemaacnre at 8. Ticket- to be had at tbe principal h<4ei? a?4 mnslc atorcr. tnd tbe memben of tbe different Fire Companies. 1 HOB. STONE, sep 4?TuThSMATo Manager PLEASANT RESORT. SPRING OAR DENS, (FORMERLY FAVIER'S GARDEN,) On M 8trt*(,b*twif Serfttentk f Eifkitmik, OPEN ED every day in the week, and on Son day. Noaplrltooa liquors allowed, but Cof fee, Chocolate, Ice Cream, Ac., will be for sale Weber's Braa? Band will perform every Mon day and Thursday evening, beginning at about 3 o'clock. Admittance free. a ST RAVED AWAY?From Jrckim City, cn Sunday, tbe *Jd instant,adaik MI LE, ? about 10 year* old, with near on the shoulder "from tbe rubbing of tbe collar Any pervMi returning the muii* to I<evi 1'wmphret * stable, corner of C and Sixth street*, Washington city, will be liberally rewarded by the subscribe.-* WILLSON A IIAYWARD. sep 5?3t Un.on Hall, C etreet [Alexandria Gazette and Maubcn paper will copy 3 timet, and send bill to tbia omce ) A 1 f\f\?ONE HALF OP THE PATENT V a UU Right for the city of Washington of a most valuable patent will be sold for th? above attm. To an enterprising ?<-t;ve man It will paw a fortune. Patent granted July IS54. having 13 yrarstornn. Addre-w X. Z.Z. at tbia cflice sept 5?3t FOR BOSTON? REGULAR PACKET Lmr. rr HE BRIG ANDOVER l? now loading, and 1 mm' " >rt. For Freight apply to will Lave quick dispatch fot tbe above p?j? _ .. wm HARTLEY A BROTHER. Agts. rcpS?4t Water street. G?tfJwra. A CAUTION IS necessary onlv to thore who have not yet used my superior Black Tea at fifty cents a pound. again>t the imposition that it daily attempted by some {?rsoat of elastic conscience to palm off T? a representing it to be the tame kind at mine Tbe way to nail tbe deception to the forehead of tbe parties so attempting, ie by a trial, samples of which can be had g>.ataUo::*ly Tl?e balance of the chop-mark, forty-five fcoxea of thi* aitvle cf the latest importation i? in my olere, tfnd by tbe box fcuuUle* can have it reasonably lest than at re tal! One hundred and ten Magnolia hams the la*t to be received tbia season. to ba had only at my atore. Green conserve and preserved ginger Ail the condiments necessary for Aimrlcaa. French, and English preserving and pickling. Pureclder vln egar. glass and stone jars of all sizes for jellies, prewrvea and picklea. with a varletv of fre?b gio ceries unsurpassed Z M P KING. Corner of Vermont avenue. 1 and l?etrae<. north eatt of Jackacn Statue. sept & Mackerel :?na< kerex : ISO bbls No. 3, medium SO t?bls No. 3. large i'J half bbls No. 3. large and modlum Now landing per br!^ Vndover, and for sale low by HARTLEY A BROTHER, 101 Water street, Georgetown. D. C M STOVES, ORATES. RANGES. Ac. I AM now receiving my usual Fall supply STOVBB, GRATES, RANGES, Ac , and wou'.d call particular attention to the, new Etyle of Latrobe and Feinour pattTng of Stoves, for )>eat:ng two or more stortea, and suarantied to work well. The character of tae above Stove is so well e? tabliehed in Baltimore and here as the beet, neat est. and most economical Parlor Stove la t oe, that it needs no other recommendation except a trial to convince any one cf ita great advantages, and. if put up properlv. will ne\erfa?l to give aat lsfaitba. WM H HARROVER. Seventh st., opposite Patriotic Bank ?ep 5?3t BITS OF BLARNEY. ?,y Sheltoa Mackeer.e, Editor cf tbe Life of i unian. jr. PTice el. Guy Rivers, a tale of Georgia, by W Gilmcre Sims, Eaq. Prioe SI 25. J ust Published nnd for sale at TAYLOR A MAURY'S aep 5 Bookstore near N lath street CHALK CRAYONS for use on tbe Blackboard, sold for the makers at Wahbam, by tbe un dersVned Mox of 141 Cravens. 6-J tniU Bp4 FRANCK TAYLOR. THE PIANO FORTElLASSEB KH WM- EXKEY PALMER AH RE now nearly completed, but afewwaran ? cir s yet reataln to be ailed, for which ear'v appllcatlcn is desired, as the nt<mber being UdjI 1 ted no additional p^pil* v. ill be af^erwardaad mitted, Mr. raimer having determined to take no more thaa he can fully attend to. Doe notice will be given to eac b pupil of the- first meeting far in struction. and ua r.n incentive to Improvement ue proposes, at the expiration of tbe first barf year to nave a general erimtatt? of his ClaaMa, b? which the parents and friends of each puptl will I be Invited, and prizes will be awarded to thou* who may have obtained the greateat prodclcncr ? Application to ho made to Litu in person, a; L-* re?idei.ce, *2j:j F street. | Terms, S3 per quarter of twenty lcnoaa. aep 4 MARSHAL'S SALE?In virtue of a writ of U Furl Facias1 under Lien Law," isoood from the Clerk's oHi ** of the Clrciit Court of the Dis trict of Columbia, fur the county of Washington, and to nil' directed. 1 shall e.xp< ae to public sale, for exsh, on FR1DAY, the **b day of September next, at tLe front of (he Court bouse door of the said ceunty. at I* o'clock in . lie following prop erty, viz: all William Durr'a 1ntere?t into the Brick Houses siiaaifd on the west h?lf off Lol N > ti, in Square No a53. in the city of Washington. D C , alezed and levied upon as tbe pioperly of William Durr. and will oe acid to satisfy Judi clal No. 21 to OctoUr, 1?55, In favor of Coli* man A Smith. J D. HOOYER, Marshal for Dlstlicl at Columbia, aep 4?(da A PLAIN FACT. A MAGNIFICENT Rosewood, elegantly fin I lsbed full seven octave Piano Form just re [ ccived. from a celebrated mannfcctonv^rjjfa In N. York, and muat be sold wltblnvfTTl ? ten dav . at the astonishing low price of Sni. Two fine ri sewood Pianos from the celebrated esubilshment of Knabe Gaehle A Co. Baltimore, have been uaod onlv a few months, tbe ownets being rompt lied to leave the citv. and w<e art au thorized to sell them at the lew price of SttM each. ? A seccnd-haud Piano fur #75 and one for S30. I Always on hand the Urgent and Mat reliable stock of fine Pianos In thi? citv, at our Music Store, 306 Pa. avenue, bet 0th and i'th ata. M?pl JOHN F. ELLIS NOTICE. JOHNSON, GUY A CO . would call tbe atten tloa of the District to their new and improved Parlor Companion, for heating parlors and cham bers with one fire, for beauty at style and finbb. and economy, superior to anything of the kind ever offered in this city. Also, to their Blue Ridge Cooking Stove, tor utility and economy, exual to the beat ever offered In any market. We would also call public attention to eor ex tensive assortment of HARDWARE, and Build ing Materials, to which we are constantly aiding new articles. Pa avenue, between 10th and 11th ots. s*p3?tw (Organ) PLHLIC SCHOOLS AND PRIVATE SE MINARIES.?All the School Books In gen eral usa throughout the District of Columbia, to gether with an assortment at School Stationery, at vary low prices, on sale at TAYLOR A MAURY'S, ?ep 3 Booksellers. near Mh street.