Newspaper of Evening Star, July 23, 1856, Page 2

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EVENING STAR. WA6HIWGT0W C1II: WFDSE'DAY inly 23,1856. ir^ Advertiiw ?hnuld be handed in by 1* o'clock, m., otherwise they may not appeal until the n?xl ?t*jr Notick These charged with the manage ment of club., societies, aul all other aanocia tiens are notified that in order to insure the insertion of advertisements or notices of any description in the ?b'/or, pajment must be made for them when offered, or an arrangement for the payment for the same providedfor. There ?re now on file in our counting room many advertisements, not inserted, because our terms bare not been complied with. This rule ^ must be imperative. T'lRIT OF TEE MORHIUO TBZ88. Tho Union contains the following card from the Hon. Preston S. Brooks of South Carolina: TO THE prBLIC. It is with extreme reluctance that I am < ouctrained to transfer a private quarrel from its legitimate field irto the public press. The fault, however, dees not properly rest with me as an in-partial public will decide after reading the following Card from Anson Bur lingame, member of Cengrcsifrom Massachu setts : A Cakd.?I am informed that the Memoran iivm of a recent conversation of myself and friends with the friends of Air. Brooks hr>. re ceived, in some quarters, from its position, as appended to Mr Brooks1 speech, an interpre tation which does injustice to it. real meaning and to my intentions This is*what I say, and have said, in rela tion to my speech : That I observed in it the rules cf personal and parliamentary decorum; that I could not qualify or retract any portion of it, and held myself responsible to any gen tleman aggrieved by it. This is the only construction whioh I sup posed would be placed on the memorandum, which my friends reduced to writing, that there might be no misunderstanding But in asmuch as attempts, not altogether unsuccess ful, have been made to prevert its true mean ing, I now withdraw it. And, that there mav rot be any misapprehension in the future I say, explicitly, that I leave my speech to in terpret itself, and hold myself responsible for it, without qualification or amendment A. ECRLI.NGAMe. wABHISGTO*, July 19, 1856. This card was first published in the Intelli gencer, on Monday, the 21st inst , though it is dated July 19. * A. soon asi I could procure a friend (whioh wag in less than two hcure after I first saw the Car^) the following message was sent to Mr xururgame: c- , WA8HI*GTO!r, July 21 v!* . Will yen do me the kindness to indi cate some place outside of this District whero 't will e convenient to you to negotiate in itference to the difference between us \ ery respectfully, Ac., P. S. Brooks. lion. A. Lurlisgame. Apprehending ?n .rrest from the cBcioaj KSTrtSE/? ??rt friends, (T Knew that no frund of mine would lodee in formation ) at night-fall I left mv own rooms security! !? th* h?U?C ?f a frieLd for ?rcat" ??r^ti*fCUt trtlTe T? c,ock Lane called atd delivered Mr. Buriingarre's replv to mv note, which leads as follows : T 7 ? mj c:, . v**s??fCTw?, D c , July 21, 1856 Sir Tour note of this date was n aced in batds ??"? L?e this afternoon CliSrT? I"!;. aV!w0 ?ay tbat 1 win b? ^ the vLif- , ? t' ?? the c"Eada side of Niagara 7 }f' Saturday next, at 12 o'clock m " 'negotiate in reference to any ?'differ" between us" which in your judgment ??y require settlement "outside of thi.Dil v?lthaTe the h?n0r t0 be y?ur ?l?*4ient mr Hon. P. S. Brooks. a brbl,*ga? tra1nd?rth?r?'6t|th* pubH* fully under I'Jrt;, I J? mattcr 10 ro'*tion to Mr. reit t #Ld Iu^8oIf'* necefsary to re eit to events antecedent to tbo l?st corres KZh h''fe78 SoIL? ?n>e during the i- -t mouth he made a speech in the House of ZSXnV***?- atd "ben lefeJrin" ?o the - ^ "r?u Senator Sumner, he applied thie <" "Stole into the Senate Abe7"?rml't/vUCk bii brotber' tt9 Cain did frier-1 Mr ? - ?'* F,ent*cce wa. uttered, my irier.l, Mr Keitt. who knew that I was ?h ;:?,nrr?d st faifp; ?rd" wb^h rot a? n.it r ?**,? 1uUt,y ^sted. I did Iir-ri: etI * duty to hold Mr ir.game responsible for bis lanpuagu, and b,tVC f?ru>il*d him and hi. ti^/.T" ^ k,c?' however, before intima friends ff V ern#<>rrceS reached that the v . Curlicgame were boasting of 1ZUlt utvu bis expert Snua^Il W F1 ' <Waich the^ more than ?*? fDr: d ?fcd Come 10 my in explanation d my forbearancej?and that he himself was ?< C'lr,tal1at hon3B >n consequence of his evenhi'm In re?ard 10 insult fir 7 r Keitt' 11 was said that he (Air Burlingame) "would not ser.d, but that be would accept a challenge ? bear.,.6/. ?!!C CI',rcuQ3?ar.ces I felt that for- 1 ili ? *? "J ,0CSer a ??rtue, and request taj friend, Mr Boeock. on the 1st day of ? - . ? t" g j to Mr Burlingame with the sim Jou receive a call from L f a \*lly t0 thi3 8hort question is to t t ;:." f?ll"?tng extract from ? ?rit " statement made to me by Mr B.cock : , .. \Extract J T. ? 5' Bor,*Df:aino then c- mmenced an ex L"?ec Vu-W in thk(1 l? 4 f?DX conver8a,i?n wein u.% in the course of which he made Jintfaf-lCme^ Which be 6aid confi de-ircd me'tf. li*"*' lh? anHWer whi^ he had /hll k ? , lear J0Q substantially thia that be had no unkind feeling, whatsoever f^r man r OD contrary, regarded you as a whiVL^^6 ^ a ?? of honor; t^fat wbi.^ he disapproved of the affault on Mr mTt'o'V"? M< WunJ- ? , Siminat. L fma UVte bad d??'g?ed to dis it ^ r between the man and the act (let it re remembered that thi< i?. _ ' ' on the I t cf JuIt i iar:8u"ge u^ed sul je.-t thtii, vf. ^ said no more on the r"/uird Underduty au2or. 'Dg y C0Ldeic,iea *>oth them and {heir fiedfindw^tld 8h" 'ti'1 ft were Bot could do mthli ? t . J^d' be 8Uted he do bo. Uhl,i* eUe lban and would nl. "df'?h?'V'SLfr',tSjd'^T'i;-?'rKapit" He agreed that I v to be h,? ?n?wer fcribe me to him as y0J tt* \ a?d added? ' do" with the report of hi. bearing, and imi re??el With the belief tut be tiemaa, and when next I met him I res^t fu.ly offered him my hand, which be as re *I?ectfully received. On the day tbat the resolution for my ex ru.ai .n wm to be taken Up in the House, in ^ecdinjj to be .ever? in my remarks upon cer M'1^ ?,U II,e,nbcr,'' a? ?l?o upon the State of l itTe ,'.11'1 re(lu<:?l?d Mr Bocock to sub , U*U?eBt ^ Mr Burlingame 'Z^T'iY'^L J" reluiSn to n . nt " k 10 hu lMt *tate >o" .peech" wbi"> lloute. 1 handed Mr nl?m7>m* ,C tbe ment which I hid prep^^V11" rfturned tt to m? ' I infnTi. i n*V9T ?n.,i murt Irum Mr BurliDg;<me; and on ikT? C f :U d.7 < n whioh m"^?,,?ch "mT' v , f'-ei d Mr Boeock brooiht^ L Zt'?" ' uWb,ch WM ?PP?R<i?d to my -Ld which i. in the handwritinr of s?22L Banks. The memorandum wa. in all tial points the same as Mr. Bocock a state ment. the original of which Mr Barling*"3? h^d retained, but u copy of which I had for tunately kept. This memorandum I aceep c<| under the advice of friends, in lieu or nr. Bocock's statement, and was told that 1 1 generous to do so. 1 did it to fave . ^ , lingame's feelings, whoce **oc1 ?tea 1 ?j* ! farmed were pressing bim And yet, after all thie?after five days of del*y Mr. Burlin game had the effrontery to embarrass his counselling friends, and to repudiate on tho lath of July, because of ?n assumed falsocon etructiou, 44 in some quarters," an instrument which contained apologies which he had made on the first of the same month, and which ap.'logotlc corstruction he had repeatedly ad mitted to be true, nnd also in the presence of his friend, Mr Banks. He now even affects the chevalier, and de fiantly says, 441 leave my speech to interpret itself, and hold myself responsible for it, with o*t qualification or amendment " He requires me to meet him in Canada, a distance of near seven hundred miles by tk* mat I-route?* route running through the ene my'? country, and through which no man knows better than Mr Burlingame that I could not pass without running the gauntlet of mobs and assassins, orisons and penitentia ries, bailiffs and constables, lie knew that I could never get to Canada, and that were 1 to do so and he were to fall, that I would never get back. He might as well have designated Boston Common. Hia proposition is of a so preposterous char acter that the public will appreciate it with out comment from me. When he repudiated the memorandum which was prepared by hia friend, and delivered in his own presence, I felt some sympathy for the agony of a proud man driven to doing wrong that he might re trieve the honor of a State which had been tarnished by unworthy representatives. But bis last condition ij worse than the former, nod 1 deliver him to that condemnation whioh honorable men in every community will stern ly inflict I have no further demands upon him; but should he be screwed up to the point of making demands upon me, 1 will yet treat him as a gentleman, nnd meet him at any convenient and accessible point upon equal terms. I respectfully ask that the subjoined letter from General Lane may be read, and submit my conduct to the intelligent and spirited peo ple of every State in the Union. P S. Brooks. Washington City, July 22, 185G. Dear Sir : X have deemed it proper and ju?t to make the following statement: At your request, I called yesterday at near three o'clock, as your friend, upon Hon Mr. Burlingame?that being the first opportunity I had of meeting him and of delivering your note. After he had read it, I informed him that I was requested by you to urgo that a meeting should take place at the earliest practicable moment, !ugge?ting that after noon or thia morning at four o'clock, and Loped that it would buit his convenience. I further stated that you had supposed that all differences between you and himself had been adjusted; that he (Sir Burlingame) had reopened the matter, as you supposed for a per sonal difficulty, and that you were anxious to have it ended without delay. He ieplied, 4 That is the feoling of a eallant man, and Br< oks is a bravo man." Thathe would have to look out for a friend, nnd had none in his mind at that time, and perbape he could not be ready for a meeting at as early an hour as you requested. 1 also impressed upon him the ne cessity of entire secrecy save with bis friend ; and lurtber requested that he or his friend rould communicate with me at my seat while the nouso was in session, or at my room after ita adjournment; and, as he had the right of selecting the place for tho meeting, and such other arrangements as are usual upon nuch occasions, that he would have the kindness to let me know, at as early an hour aa was convenient, when and whero and what it would be Last evening, aLout eleven o'clock, the enclosed note from Mr Burlingame was placed in my hand by the Hon. L D Camp l>eil. The place of meeting designated in said note i3 so far distant, ard would subject you to so many hazards of arrest, and also to a ju risdiction without the limits of the United States, that, as jour friend, I advise you, without hesitation, to take no further notice of the matter. I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servaut, Joseph Lane. Hon. P. S. Buouaa. The Intelligencer is devoted to news to day. :AS2iKv>T03 A?TI> G03S1? Tho Accomac Diitrlc: ?Whilo there is no tilling who will be selected a.? the Democratic candidate to represent in Congress the district of Virginia from which tho death of the late Hen. Thos H. Bayly has created a vacancy, wo desire t^ say to its citizens that at no time sincc the formation of the Government has it been of more importance to the public interest than at present, that they should bn careful to selcct their strongest and very truest man to the doctrines of Virginia republicanism, as in terpreted by those who construo the powers and duties of the General Government strictly upon the principles laid down in tho resolutions of 1798. The tendencies of the times, so far as American public affairs are concerned, are to the increa-o of the most dangerous latitu dinarianism, as is evident not only in tho character of the legislation urged by men of all parties in Co. gress, but in that of the press of the country ; not a few Democratic party papers failing to raise a warning voice against the spread of principles and views which ten years ago would have been hooted by them as involving doctrines that no man could openly advocate without being denied, if not fellow?hip with, at least influence in the councils cf the -jreat Democratic party of the country. Nay, many of them go farther boldly advocating these heresies a* sound Democratic doctrine. If the tendency cf the times to which we refer can possibly be check ed, that can only be done by and through a vigorous effnt on the part cf the strict con structionists and rigid economists of the Dem ocratic party. Unless their influence proves sufficient to stay the popular disposition essentially to change the character of tfce Government by silent atd individual slight ururpationa of power on tho part of tho General Government, nought else can prevent it (the Government of the United State*) from becoming, in the next quarter of a century, a very different thing, icited, from its character as framed in the formation of the Constitution. We aro amorg those who sir.ceroly believe that its perpetuity depends, for the most part, on that of the power of strict construction and rigid economy in the administration of it3 affairs When these two principles shall have been completely driven to the wall for any consid erable time, the will of tho majority and that alone must be the law in all cases. That majority?tho North?is at thia moment over whelmingly io favor cf the exercise of its nu merical power over -the guaranties of the constitution, wherever by so doing an un constitutional advantage can be gained over the weaker section. This spirit is manifested in nil legislation into which a sectional quea~ tion enters, whethcrconnected with the politi cal or industrial economy of the country, with tho institution of slavery, or, what not The South has not only too many vital in tereata at atake, but she is too powerful to sab. mit in silence and without resistance with all the means at her command, to be bound hand and foot, and in this way delivered over to the tender mercies of a government in the hands of those who propose to administer it upon | tho views of her constitutional rights and of [ the right of the General Government to die criminate against ber in *11 its policy, held by those who seek power only for the avowed purpose of using it when they become the government, to her injury. Among her sons new in public life are many men of great experience, eloquence, influence and force of character ; and it is the impera tive duty of all Southern constituencies, in choosing representatives in either branch of Congress, to strengthen them by sending to this city the very ablest and most useful pub- ; lie men within their reach. For in&tance, such j a man as M. R H. Oarnett, than whom the Union contains, perhaps, no other of his age { who unites in his person so much of eloquence^ ; extensive attainments as a political economist and as a man of varied and thorough learn ing, as a constitutional lawyer, and, withal, more of that Virginia chivalry of character, the possession of which in the representative from the South was never before of as great importance to the future of the whole South under the Government, as at this moment. Without desiring to disparage any of the many able members of the Democratic party in the Accomac district, we must be allowed to express the conviction that there never be fore has been a time when the attributes as a public man which M R. H Oarnett is well known to possess in a remarkable degree, could have been as serviceable to the common cause of the whole South in Congress, as at this moment. ? So They Go.?Those interested in the con servation of sound principle and reasonable economy in the Government, should scan with jealousy and care the action and debate in the Senate yesterday upon the internal im provement questions then and there consid ered and disposed of. The opponents of the system of doing everything for everybody at the cost of the treasury of the United States' debated the propriety of such action as the friends of that system urged. In the course of the debate, it became evi dont that most of the two hundred river and harbor bills that are designed to be passed over the Presidential veto are based upon no surveys, estimates, Ac, but wholly on the representations of parties interested in in ducing Congress to make each individual ap propriations ; and that the principle on which the majority are acting in passing such bills is, in effect, to grant whatever A may ask, in order to make it certain that A.'s influence will be directed to secure the triumph of whatever such schemes B, C, D, E, F and G may, in turn, demand at the hands of Con gress. The Vanderbilt-?The new steam*hip Van derbilt, Captain Lefevre, arrived at the Navy Yard at 10 o'clock yesterday. She left New York on Sunday, the 20th inst, at a quarter to 1 p. m., and anchored at Quantieo on the Potomac at 8 p. m on Monday. This ship is said to be the largest and one of the most complete specimens of naval archi tecture in the world. A passenger on board informs us that she bids fair to excel, in point of speed, any vessel now afloat. Without once cleaning her fires, and with an average pressure of steam of about ten pounds (she will ordinarily carry from eighteen to twenty pounds,) she ran from Sandy Hook to Cape Henry in exactly nineteen hours. She con sumed no more than about forty tons of coal per day. The owner of this superb ship, Mr. C. Van derbilt, of New York, (accompanied by a few of hi? family and friends ) has himself brought her round to show to Congress what he con siders *n ?imu.t perfect specimen of the mechanical skill of the country. The ship was taken from her dock at a day's notice. She is entirely unfurnished, and may, therefore, be inspected moro minutely, and the strength and perfection of her mechanism be seen to greater advantage. The engineer baa kindly furnished us with the following extract from his log book on the trip: Whole number of revolutions, 25,112; average number per minute, 12 7.10; average steam pressure, 10 4 10; average vacuum' 25 J iDchcs ; total consumption of coal 60 tons Confirmed.?The Senate have confirmed the nomination of Angostin Han-ass, to be melter and refiner at the Branch Mint of the United States in California, vice Conrad Weigand, re signed , also, of Wm B. Morgan as surveyor and insneotor for the port of Havre de Grace. Md., vice Canby Pennington, resigned; also, of Robert J. Floyd, to be collector of the port of Apalachicola, Fla , vice S. Hawking re signed. Ihe Hon. Mr. Burlingame.?We judge from the conversation prevalent in Republi can party circles around the House this morn ing, that the gentleman named above, accom panied by James Esq., of W isconsin, and perhaps another friend, set out last night at 10 o'clock p. m., for Canada. An Aemj Officer Resigned.?Th9 resigna tion of Second Lieut Frauds R. T. Nicholls, third artillery, h*s been accepted by the Pres ident, to take effect October 1, 1856. The Current Operation! of tho Treasury Department.?On yesterday, tho 22d of July, there were of Treasury warrants entered on the books of the Department? For the redemption of Stocks.... *10,473 75 For the Treasury Department... 14,843 47 For the Interior Department 24,277 37 For Customs 13,061 62 \V ar warrants received and en tered 23,359 88 War repay warrants received and entered. 5,851 03 From Lands 380,216 32 Kromluieoellnncoussouroes 41,000 20 From Customs. ...? 4,350 78 PERSONAL. ...? James White, Esq.. U. S Con"ul at Turk's Island, and R. Robertson, Lrq U S vice-consul of Havana, are nt Willards' in this city. .... The Hon. Charles J. Faulkner, of Va., is in New York. The papers of that oity rep resent him as being quite alien in Democratic circles there. ? ???Nelson J. Waterbury, Esq , assistant nostmaster of New York eity, and the Hon. J. R. Snowden, of Philadelphia, are at Wil lards', in this city. .... Hon. Thomas Gotee, of Indiana, who is nearly 70 years of age, was recently married aiter remaining a widower just two months. An old goat, he. The treasurer of the Atlantic Mills has directed Gen. H. K Oliver, the agent, to an propriate 55,000 for a course of lectures the ensuing winter for the operatives in that es tablishment. .... John Hall, of Kendall's Mills, Maine, one day last week was carried over Ticonic Falls on a jam of logs, having for his compa ny some three hundred logs, tossing and pitch ing in every direction. He was taken out be low the lower bridge with only a few scratches on his body. His chance for life was not on* ?n a thousand. Sl'icidk of a Mdbdkrkb.?Hugh Carriaan oonvicud at Westmoreland, Pa , for the mur r ?u1" Wlfe'who wa* ?nder sentence of death, committed suicide on Saturday niaht CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS The Eenate, yesterday, after we went to proas, concurred in the action of the House in substituting the 18th instead of the 11th of August proximo, at noon, as the time for the termination of the present session of Congress ?by so amending their (the Senate's) joint res solution to that end, passed in the course of the morning. At the conclusion of the day's discussion on tho bill to protect American discoverers of de posits of guano Mr Mason moved to take up the resolution declaring the notice for the termination of the Sound Dues treaty with Denmark, already given by the President, to be sufficient; not agreed to?yeas 18, nays 20 The bill for the improvement of the harbor of Racine, Wisconsin, was then taken up and passed?yeas 34. nays 12.

And, next, taking up the bill to eontinue the improvement of the harbor of Kenosha Wisconsin, it was debated by Messrs Hunter, Mason, Butler, Toombs, Adams, Clay, find others against it, and Messrs Cass, Pugb, Dur kee, Seward, and others for it, until 4pm; when it was passed?yeas 20, nays 13?and then they adjourned. In the House, resolutions from the Elec tions Committee declaring that Bird B Chap, man is not and that Hiram P. Bennett is enti tled to the delegate's seat in the Hall, from Nebraska, was debated by Messrs. Jewett. Foster, and Stephens, of Ga against them, and Mr. Washburn, of Maine, for them. Mr. Chapman then defended bis right to the seat in an hour's speech, and was replied to by Mr. Bennett. The question being put on the first resolu tion?that ousting Mr. Chapman; it was not agreed to?yeas 63, nays 69 Pending Mr. Cadwallader's motion to lay on the table a motion made by him to reconsider that vote, they adjourned. Preceediuf e ef Te-Day. In the Senate, to-day, nfter much morning business had been transacted, an invitation was reeeived from C. Vanderbilt to the Senf ato similar to the one referred to in oar ro port of the proceedings in the House ; laid on the table and orderedto bo printed Tho bill for the relief of Donn Piatt, late U. S. Secretary of Legation at Paris, was discussed ly many Senators. Tho debate on this bill was in progress when the Star went to press. In the House, on motion of Mr. Barksdale, it was voted to hold night sessions during the balanee of the current week for general de bate only. The Speaker laid before tho n >use an invi tation from C. Vanderbilt, of New York city, to visit bis steamship, the Vanderbilt, (now anchored off the Washington Navy Yard,) on Saturday morning next; laid on tho table and ordered to be printed. The question then arose on the ponding mo tion to lay on the table the pending motion to rcconsider the vote by which the House yes terday refused to agree to the resolution from the Elections Committee ; and it w<s la;d on the table. DREADFUL AFFAIR IN GEORGETOWN! The Democratic Pele tot Down by a Meb ! OME MAN KILLED ' Georgetown, July 23. Scarcely had the ink dried on our ltttor of yesterday, in which we took occasion to c< m uaend the political scions of our city f jt tluir quiet and lamb-liko deportment for the las1 week or so, before the moral sensibilities of the entire community were shocked and hor rified by a most disgraceful riot which re sulted in the death of one of tho parties en. gaged in it The facta, as far as we could gather them from some of tho jurors of in quest and others, eye witnesses, are us follows: It appears that a misunderstanding ha* ex isted for some time between an individual by the name of James Semmes and another named Dcrnard Magce Yesterday evening, about 7 o clock, Semmes mustered a party in the lower part of the town to cut down the Demo cratic polo, which stands at the crossing of Market and Fourth streets, and in tho imme diate neighborhood of Migee's dwelling Upon the arrival of the party at tho pole, Magee, in whoso charge it had been placed, warned tbrm against interfering with it, as 1 did also E. S Wright, Esq , before they reached the ground. Neither warning nor persuasion, however, was sufficient to induoe them to desist from their mischievous conduct A young man by tho name of Hillary Hutching advanced to the pole and commenced cutting it down with an axo. while Semmes remained h.car them with a loaded gun in hand to protect him while committing the act Magee, who was standing in his own house, seeing Semmes looking very suspiciously to wards hiui, holding his gun in an attitude a* though about U1 rui.-e it to his face for the pur pose of discharging it in that direction, fired from his dwelling, and a portion of the shot took effect in Semmes' face and body. Sem mes and several of his companions, armed witb the gun, pistols, and knives, made a rush for Magce's house Semines entered first, and as lie aid so, Magee fired another shot at him, whish took effect also Magee then retreated up stairs, pursued by Semmes and his party, and just as he (Semmes) reached the landing of tho 8tep3, Magoe fired upon him again, killing him dead on the spot Magee ihen made his escapo out of his house through a back window, still pursued by the mob; and, after running some distance, took refuge in the store of Mr. Uriah Aget, who protected him from the violenoe of his pursuers until he found an opportunity to go out to Washington and surrender himself into the custody of the Marshal. Coroner Thog. Woodward hold an inquest over the body of Semmes, and the jury after hearing all the facts in the case, as fir as facts could be had, rendered a verdict that "became to his death by three shots fired fr^ui a gun or guns in the hands of one Ber nard Magee." Tbis is the second attempt which has been made by some of the same parties engaged in the riot last night to cut down this pole. On or about the 3d of July a similar attempt was made, but those engaged in it were deterred i from carrying out their design by force of su perior numbers. It may be proper for us to remark here that Semmes. although acting in concert with mem bers of tho Know Nothing party, by guarding the individual with a loaded gun who was cutting the pole, is not, as far as we can learn, a member of their counoils. The difficulty between him and Magee grew out of some ri valry in business, and the hatred thus engen dered caused Semmes to muster the party to destroy the pole, which was, as we before re marked, in charge of Magee Both of them, Magee and Semmes, are natives of George town. Spectator. | Note.?Another account says that Magee's first shot was direoted far above the heads of the party engaged in destroying the pole, and that thereupon Semmes went over to Magee'6 house and entering the door snapped his gan twice at Magce in two efforts to shoot him. Wherenpon, Magee fired the seeond shot, ta king effect on Semmes' faee, and very shortly afterwards the third shot which killed Semmes. Semmes had been in the penitentiary. ?-^^NOTICE.?THE MEMBERS OF Uxe Good Will Club are hereby no:lfled to attend a called meeting of the Club on THURSDAY EVENING, July24th,at Harmony Hall By order of lt? J. A. BAKER, R S. ??-^^*THK NEW YORK CITIZEN ?THE Citizen of this week contains among other Interesting matter, original articles on Dea? ocrats and Despots; Central America; Thereme dy for Kansas ; Trial of Herbert; Foul Play ; Our Dublin Correspondent; Massacre by Steam , Tbe value of education ; Slave life in Europe, Africa, and America: Interesting letter from Cal ifornia against tbe vigilance Committee. Next week, tbe Citizen will contain an important let ter from JOHN MITCH EL ON THE PRESI DENTIAL E. ECTION. Tbis letterwid ap pear exclutivly In tbe Citizen O Ace, io Spruce street, New York, jy ?3-*ta r M M ZXJLV TIf>N, MONTGOMERY ? ?V#l are h?rebv notified to at n O tend a rn^rg of the Company on Tbnra ill Mdir fvttlng, the Mth tiK. Punctual at - tendance Is called for, business of importance will betvacaacUd. Bv order of Capt Kit Jy *3-* THOB MoKNIKV,?f K ^SKTKNTB WUD, ATTENTION. VvA An adjourned meeting of the Oennocrat ie ? ssoclation of tbe Ward will be held at Pote mac Hall on WEDNESDAY EVENING. V3d ins'ant. Punctual attendance 1* requested as an election fo; cfleer will take place JAMES ESPEY, President JNO. M THORNTON, Sec'y. Jytt ?t* *-^=?SHAMEFUL ?TBE UNDE??!GN *d feela himself In duty boned, in ven dl atim of his character to state, that Mr. Heery Lteaburgcr, who occupies a stand in the Centre market, directly opposite mine, has on Saturday la?t during rov absence which waa cauaed by the death of ? ne of my children, o -eupled my a'and (over which my name 1* painted) for the rurroae cf selling I enunade, after I expresaly told him that I could not have any business done there that day. after the child d'ed I make tbla etateroent to diaabuae the mlnda of my frteada, wlto mar charge me with the want of proper ftellags and aelf respect to have my place or business kept open under anch circumstances I ha*e taken tha neceaaary step* to have thta matter duly attended to be.ore the rroper authorities, jya 3 ? EUGENE SCHWINGHAMMER. M ATTENTION UNION INFANTRY ? The members are hereby request- d to atterd a meeting of the Corpa on WEDNESDAY EVEN ING. July '<23 1, at 8 o'clock preclaeit at their armory, 297 D atreet, between I2ih and i3th streets A full and punctual attendance la necesaarv as buslces< of importance will be trans acUd. By order of Caft Lasskllk Jy L. WELLS, Sect. *"3s?CASH PAID for furniture.? Persons declining housekeeping or hav ing a surplus of Household effects will find it to their advantage to give us a call before disposing of the Mine. We are prepared to buy their en tire ftock of Furniture, (in large or small quaatl tiea,) and thus ?ave them the trouble and expense Incident to a public auction New Furniture ex changed for good second-hand articles BO.NTZ * COOMBS, Extensive Furniture Dealers, No 306 Seventh street, near I. Jy 12-1 m ?-^^NOTICE ?THE SL BSCR1BER beg* leave to call the attention of tbe public to bis stock of GLASS and qUEENSWARR before purchatlng elsewhere, as by so doing ?hev will save from 1* to 25 per cent Toilet and Dinner Sets lower than the lowest at 309 Pa. avenue, between ?tb and 10th streets J<? JOHN McDEVlTT. THE UNION ACADEMY. Z. Richards, Mas Z Richards, Pr.'n. t A Trln I" T A THE NEXT ANNUAL SESSION OF THIS Institution, and of the UNION FEMALE ACADEMY, will commence on MONDAY, Sep tember 1, IPSO. Jy'23-im HO G% ? SUPPOSED TO HAVE BEEN stolen, have been de alned The^PBk owner an l^arn parti nlars by calling a the office of JUSTICE BR1GGS, NavvSflfesr ^ ard. and by proving property and paving ex penaci, get them a^aln. jy? 3t* PASTURE FOR TWENTY TO THIRTY HORSES can be obtained by appji- tfv - cation to J. PETTIBONE, No 5?" 14th atreet south, O' to Mr. MAGAR, Analostan Island, opposite Georgetown. Plenty of good water, and pla^e well secured. Terms: Three dollar* per month. jv23-ec3t? PISTOLS. CBOLT'S AND ALLEN'S REVOLVERS; J Single Barrel Pistols of everv sixe, quality, and price; Percussion Caps Shot Pouches, Pow der r lasks, Gun Wadding, Gun Nipples, Ham mers, Screws. Ram Rod Heads, l?un Worms, Wnd Cutters, Nipple Wrenches, Main Springs, and a good assortment of Gunsmith*-' materials, for sale low by E K. LUNDY, | J-v2a-tr INio Bridge street, Georgetown. HAKI'WAHK, CIITf.KRT, kc. THE SUB^CRlL'h K WOULD RESPECT fully inform his f iends snd public, that In order to make room for fall supplies. h?- will oflrr bis stock of goods at preatiy icdu ed price*. Dealers, Builders, Housekeepers, acd all other* In want cf anything in our line are assured that we wi 1 sell lower than cai be purcha!-t-d this sid* of the Atlantic citi -s. J??8 L SAVAGK, Sign of tbe <Jilt Saw, Pean avenue. Jy 23 ?r between 9th and lftth streets. NOTICE. WITHERS'SBKA^SANDSTR1NG BAND late'y of New \ ork *lty, begs leave to in form tne public of Washington. Georgetown. and Alexi: drla. that tbey i re now ready to famish tbe mo>t fashionable and anpropriate MnMcrftbe diy for Pic-Nlea. Excun-iona. Bal's and Parade* on the most reasonab'e terma, at the shortest no tice, by leaving ordera at Mr HILBOS'S Mu?l Depot, on Pennsylvania avenue, 'orner of nth street, or at Mr. WITHEK8' re*id?nce No. 515 Sixth street,corner of G, south side, near the Gar rison. All orders promptly attended to j v ?-1m? Grand Excursion. THE FRANKLIN FIRE COMPANY respectfully announce to their . _ -II 1 ? ^ friends and the public that theyJHtaSflEf have made the necessary arrange mentsfora Grand Excursion and Pic nic to the White House Pevil ion. on MONDAY, August 6ih The liberal patronage heretofore bestowed. In spires them with renewed energy; and the com pany promise this to be the recherche excursion of the season. The boat will leave Georgetown at 7 o'clock, la m , Wast tngtonBx.N aw Yard 9 w, and Alex andria 10. Afternoon?will leave W ashington at 2, and Alexandria at 3 o clock, p. m. Committee of Arrangements Robt C Doyle, W ni H Fanning, John Coumbs. G R Crowfleld. Miltoa Clarke. C Leamon, Wm H Beardslee, John B Medley, Conrad Finkman, P Newmsn, D DrlscoU, H Knight. win* ? f7#Cr Man*ftrt . L Jone?. William M Pavne, rT^omw' William Stanabury, icr rickets?ONE DOLLAR. jy 23 i.64 Augl5 To Democrats Everywhere. READ?KhAO-HEAl). '20,000 Ageats wanted to sell in every town In the United States, THE LIFE AND PUBL'C SERVICESOF JAMES BUCHANAN, OF PENNSYLVANIA, La?e Minister to England, and formerly Minister to Russia, Senatcr and Representative in Congress, and Secretary of State, INCLUDING THE MOST IMPORTANT OF HIS STATE PAPERS. By^G.^mM^, Literary Editor of the N. Y. Day Book. The above book has been written by a gentle qu^fied by his literary attainments, and hia long connect ion with the Demo r^uc press He waa furnished personally by the dls tlngulshed aubject of the memoir with many of the d -.tea and facta of his early life, and from au 'korized friends of Mr Buchanan baa been aun plied with material lnacceaalble to other parties i . ^ Pr?of ?tef ts have been submitted to author | lied parties. It can thtrefore be called without I reserve AN AlTfHKNJII(JG^p^^AUTHORIZED ?b??k m,*,kela handsome 12mo volume of '30 P?g<-?. neatly bound in cloth, and is embel llahed with an accurate Portrait on Steel PrlS ?ACKS01^SfwfVtlCUVl7 to DERBY A ;lher"?1,9 rvaM*u sueet, N Y. nr jS- Copies sent by mall pott paid on receipt of jy 23 1t A CARD. 'THEI UNDERSIGN ED WOULD RKSPBCT i?w. wZ m former patron* aad the nubile geaerally, that he has reaumel bnsfaeig at hia old stand on F ftreec, br-fU j tw?en loth and llth ?treeta He further ?tatea that he haa ae;ured the beet workmen ; he can eonfldently assure thoie who may patroniaa 1 him, that ail ard era will be promptly executed in the nea'eat and mo*t approved ttm. HAMXJELJ iJatcher, if ?-*? Faaklonahie Boot Maker. - WAHTB. situation WANTED?by A rfrpkc table wmw as "/>oV, wa?hrr and ircner lqia small family Gord rfrrfnr? j|*fn Haa no I object!cm to ro Into the countrv. a4dm boi no. 1 Star oj?. it? WANTED ?A WOMAN WHO CAN wafh sod iroa and assist tn iw klnj . To a torn ? peient person hlr waces will be given. Apply at the Kt.DOR ADO hol'jk, Penn avenue reat to thf vilm state* Hotel jy ft- a ? WANTED -A SER VANT wom an TO do tb? ge?er*l housework rf a small fansllv None nec<l atply that ran not enow w?h recom mended. Apj. ly at No. t* FayetKstreet. goorgt - town jy q.ft lyantkl) ? a GOOD COOK ?onk who " v has been employed either In a hotel or rer ' n rant A lac a weman to scrub ard do house work app vat pl?tkn TIN It*, Mr 879 Fenn. avenue. he'wten lftth and 11 atree<a. jy w-tf WANTED?a MIDDLE AGED WHITE woman who ran make herself useful la asslsttng to do tbedomestl, wor* of n small faml ly. liberal wicn will he plren. Such a woman as above dewlbed ran obtain a rood borne by applying on the corner of Uth and O streets north. Reference* required. JySl-3t* anted ?wanted?WANTED?to Sad pcisoru lo want of the following ar tlelea: French rr German Leok!ng glasses Portrait ct Picture Freme*. ronnd, OTal or aqr t :a Oil Paintings, large and tn?U Marble -t^p Brackett Table*. In b*r?nte or gold. All kinds of Picture* framed, and any rise Looking 6lame*, cr other wcrk In the glldltg line done to order with d!?ratrh. Also, a lot of cast-iron Brarketta. suitable f7: shelving, Ac . op hand. Term* moderate to salt the times, for cash. N.B.?Old Work Repllt.and leeklns Glass Plate. Inserted *55 Frnna avenne. opposite rlrkwy^d Horse toll JOHN WA6NF.R.' w boardnra. d'^ARDING ? PLEASANT rooms WITH aj Board can be obtained at No 4?l llth ?twe*, (w?st aide) between G and H streets A few table boarders can also be accommodated Jr <3-erSt Mil*, banner man, corner of oth end k street* ha* ?e*fnil good Fooma va cant, which she offers with board on reasonable term*. She caji accommodate several table board. ?a. Jy Ituif B" ARD, ac?mrs. BATClS.ON THE 9. W. corr.cr of PauKylnnln avenue acd 8tb stieet tsp'ena red toaceomroodr'egentlemr n with wirs, wuh or without bmi-fi F.verve^ert will be made to render those eomfortzfcle who mav fttvor bet ?ltb their uatrr.eare. * Ep?_tf TOR 9ALB AND r?ii1-. [a? r?r rxe. fo? qtb? eotic. ] FOR RENT?TWO TWO-STORY BRICK Bouses oa the corner of Washington and l)an barton streets Apply of D . J BO WEN. oa tt;e premises.(Georgetown. jy 23-3t*g| HOUSE AND LOT in georgetown for sale ?a comfortable two story Krame House containing nIts room* and relitr. The house i* in gocd repair. TLe Lot Is about i'jl feet by about #4 feet on Montgori ery street b-tween Beall ar.d West street. * he garden la well filled with choice shrubbery. The hcute arid part of the ground will be sold If pr#femd lerms one fourth cash, the remainder at lou* time If dea red Apply to HENRY KING, at Potomac Insurance Office, Georgetown. Jy s3 st* For rent-a well finished~~and romforrable brlrk dwelling House m I *t opposite Frank In Square Apply at No i ?tree' between 13th and 14th jy 17-iw* por RENT?THE LARGE THREE st'?i .Vi./ya'tlc house on F. ietwen ivth and j3'h streets, formerly orcurifd bv the r>",on "^b'8 *"owae ta?? been new v point ed and put In perfect order, containing ga* fli tures and hath room, with a large cistern of ii otn a Mil ***> bt ,b^ i>n,t store of AIRN A PALMER, comer ?<h ?tr<et ard Pa a?enue. ^ UOUSE FOR HALE ?a FINE miw r? Ut ho1** nn K ???*; frriitlrg Franklin Square, containing 13 roon.s : nd a Bro b?eanent, kitchen, Ac Gas. hot and cold w*rer throughout the house with ba'h room ^c la 4 willary. ? a' bw pi)k 77) Z7T eT( j k slre,t' "ppo^te Cintrt- var ^."p ^ 8he,vintf counter,gas fliturea awning, Ac. Posacs<lon given 1mm>dlatelv Apply to ROBT. C BROOKE jy *_?/ "t.tbk tuo thk.;e r??fi m * Hcuaea on 7th atreet, oppr>'te CenUe Market Persons wishing to open a k^a tc*Bnot flDd io Jhe city a mor? ellcib.e lo fi- ow ^ or h latfkey, ** No. 38 Lousiana avecue. por SALE -A TRACT OF LAND, con 1 talnlng about 45 acrea, on the Heights cf ?hwn' m P*rt of tbe vww ^ arm, the residence of the late John H' Kir.c sstslb4 s" t of the mo*t d^irable sltfi ioiJ^s nf Jli rrft,?.ne triva'e ^'dence; r.bout hit i tra^t lag beautiful gtove of tim r*t'ar^d and In a high state of cul SKK :tm[t o1 ,h;* tra?i ls from 35? o tv?Ib?n?s^ r"d< water" add b" a fl"? vlfw o' i.^r VGeorg*town, and Hdja?entval. .ey of the Potomac. It will be ao.i en:i/ToMn Alto, a large Frame DweUlng-h.^Jse and Lot ??t5;cci?er of flflh and h ^ xn ^an,>^ v,ew Farm, or to dr H Klnr, 2. ^ j*r?ap?c-l street, Georgetown. D. C ?fc 18'tf flntel] ^ j. king FOR RENT?SEVERAL HANDSOME Par lora and hambers, v ?ih board amith%MfJTg',7^!"'ll'M'd F?powfkt ^r!ti?<,r withoutsteam well fln'shed h.ii , u:?t' a,ry' ^onvrnlent. end . . "all next door to the f tar Build Ings It Is 50 by hi feet in the clear with celHng and la capitally llyht. d Alio, tl^ ? bv'po^r^T ye"n<!7 tke u'*'*t half rf m!d ban bv 80 feet, fronting dlrertly on Pennsvh-ania c' s th' beart of th<> bu>lr ^s portion ther - of, (ro other such desirable bu**ne*s atand? are now being offered to the public ) The? will \w r((;k|v ortogerher. For SLa.'ppw to GEORGE HILL, Papermaksr, Bridge stKet a few doors west of the omnibua stai d, Ger rre town, or at the Star Office counter. , , if renters desire to carry on anv bush e-% j3^1rifrh"5f^m power, they can be tccon.n o aated with shaftln^ attached totherew mil rr^s!: "ianufactur*'<l br the Messrs. r 1.1a, and arranged ao as to furnlah ampie power above l? re:lte? ?f lhe Pr**lnls<>? advertised Je 20-tf d ' The lea-eon the above prop-rty will be $5 *Et^,AJ* r?TRAYED OR STOLEN mind tn i ^ ? ju,f- a sorrel ma k E. 5n? llnd in Ler left eye; her fore top ard nvane down to the point of her nevk Ss^^en trimmed The abo^ rrward w jv:g 3f* ajjou8tu9 thomas 5"err^lUV>r "d lhe mexlcs.myar b! Jhe uon 7#? clf fnena, of aribams; o?ire ore dollar. Jlf! PRANCK TAYLOR the STABLE OF THE SL'b , rcrlber, a brown ^late with bla>e r\ fve and white Mrd leg, wb?ever ri^t "iX. a the same will pay datn*ffes ?rH ? \ Tooth ^u h^ S aR^;Jromb'rfH,,r ?d -jya* stvecth atn? mai>. noi'ni's ^olivumprion u?a. troy1r. ? Thib INVALUABLE REMEDY CAiST rv had at No G -net, ud Twelfh snnfh side oratPtotfa * n.,v corner cf 7th "treet and Pennsylvania avenuT*^ ? j? w-1m* notick to OL'k patronti. ward a.d ?otued ,', r" ?'? w?..." wysi ss*?akr. ???? ?liould b, cl.J-d u,t "u - j Salesroom, Browns' Hotel. ^ RVaxpJi4'*' mot" "in, hit 1717 *""' a frtn. !???,