Newspaper of Evening Star, August 1, 1856, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated August 1, 1856 Page 2
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EVENING STAR. 7A8HIH0TOR CITY: FRID \ Y August 1, 1946. 1rjr Advertliwn:ent* should be handed In by It o'clock, m., otherwise they may not appear until the next day. Notice ?Those charged with the manage in est of slabs. societies, and all other associa tions are notified that in order to insure the insertion of adverti?e?enta or notices of any description in the Star, payment must be made fer them when offered, or an arrangement for tke payment for the same proridedfor. There ? re now on file in our counting room many advertisements, not inserted, because our terms have not been complied with. This rule must be imperative. SPIRIT OF THE MORNING PRESS. The Union urges, that, in sustaining Fre mont, northern business men are laboring ac tively to depress their own interests; and quotes official records to show that Fremont, when in California, bought six hundred cows for 96,975, drawing on the Government for their cost under pretence of paying for so much beef for the troops under his command, and then placing them in tho keeping of a man for three years, with a regular contract between himself and that individual to share the profit of their increase during that time. Ihe Intt hgcncer * New York correspon dent says: ''^letter from San Jose, Costa Rica, dated the *jult., says that the President of that Kepublic has received renewed assuranceson the part of Guatemala, San Salvador, and Honduras, that they will attack Walker to the north, while they press him to make u strong diversion to the south The plan is said to be to march on Leon, where Kivas is entrenched, and thence push Walker's forces from Granada to Rivas, when they hope to enclose them between two fires, and thereby secure their total discomfiture, if not annihi lation. Time alone can tell how much of this project is to be realized; but as we get but lit tle information from Costa Rica direct, I give the statement for what it is worth." WABHIHGTOH HKWS AND GOSSIP. Iha Pay of Official!.?" After the British minister, Mr. Canning, had returned to Eng land, he was inquired oi by a committee oi' the ii?u?e of Commons how his stylo of living, when hero^ compared with that of the wealthy men of ashing ton j and his answer was, ' There are no wealthy men in Washington.' " Mr. Stratford Canning, as British Minister^ represented the person and interests of his own augutt sovereign at our republican court, some twenty-five years ago, or thereabouts He i3 remecibcrel as a courtcou3 gentlemin, who discharged with a dignified propriety all the essential duties which, in that capacity, fill to his lot. He enlisted on our shores no racruits for tho armies of his king, and had no occasion for the expiation of diplomatic ?ins, at the instance of tho government to which he was accredited. He was therefore duly appreciated. His career of diplomacy on this continent has not, indeed, connected his name with any great event which will give it an historical fame; but his capacity was not tested. In the dull calm of a pro found peace the powers even of a great gen eral, are in repose. 'Ihe anecdote which we have quoted above, I* taken from an article in the National In telligencer of the 23d April last, signed " Ci vis." Of its truth, each reader may judge for hiin*elf. Mr Canning is now, under the title cf 11 Lord Stratford de Redcliffe," English Minister at the Court of the Sultan of Turkey, ?t Constantinople ; and to his averments, let it not be th ught that we withhold any just credit. Whether a Committee of the House of Com-, men' was ever officially charged with the duty of intern gating a Minister as to his style of livitg at a foreign Court, we may, perhaps, well pau-e to inquire ; tut if, in this instance, the query was made, as above asserted, there can be no doubt that the answer imputed to Mr. Canning had its foundation in truth. *? There are no wealthy men in Washington " This was uttered when Mr. Monroe or Mr. Adams was President. And it was true. Mr. Canning, the servant cf a liberal Gov ?rrrnent, enjoyed a salary of probably $30,000 a ye?r, with perquisites and birth-day oomplimentf, *hicb must have led him to look upon the incomes of our officials and unoffi cial gentlemen of Washington aa paltry, in comparison with that which the English, at home, call a state of wealth. The income of our Government officers has always been mo derate ; and properly it should be so. But the topic bein* suggested in this form, it may be well to inquire whether public considera tions and a wise economy do not require eomo modification of the existing system, and a change in the salaries of some of the c flioers> with a view to its effect on tho general welfare. The official life of men who conduct the af fairs of a government cannot be entirely sev ered from that of the ordinary social life of the same individuals, and of those with whom they come in daily contact. The President, if he receives a call from members of Congress, must give them a civil reply ; and usage ha* re<tu:red, as well, perhaps, as a punctilioua etiquette, that this shall como in the form of ceremonial invitations to dinner at the Exec utive ilansion. Fashion rules the camp, the court, the grave , none are too low to be ex? empt from its laws?none too high to defy their power. The appropriate hospitalities of an Ameri can Chief Magistrate were duly initiated by Washington, our first exemplar in all the great e vil and military duties. By him the amenities of life were as justly prized as the essential moralities which lie at the founda tion of every approved character. He wa* courteous, while he was firm. His fidelity as a patriot ani statesman are of historical in terest. But it is to be remembered, also, that Washington was, in the highest sct,e of the word, an accomplished gentleman. Of his manners and deportment in the social circle Marshall, tho hi-torian of his life, has not failed to give a pleasing account. In framing rules for the conduct of the new government of which he was the head, he aimed to estab lish for hitnaelf and his associates a eode of public morals so just that it could suffer from no assault; but in his deportment he did not forget the healing balm of private and social lneniehip In his time, an agreeable inter course was established between the Executive, the members of his Cabinet, the members of Congress, and the foreign diplomatic corps Ihe u-1 ages of that day, asset by Washington, have, to a reasonable extent, been at all time, observed. They still exist. Our newspaper critic talk largely of the waste ef public money and of extravagant sal arle* they seek reform and clamor for re trencbmtjit. The people, say they, the taxes, an J they demand that the revenues of the Government shall be eoonomioallj ex pended. Why should a President, they ask. have S25,000 a year to support himself find wife? Why a Secretary S8 000, who, when at home, was, perhaps, well content to live and support his family for $1,500 a year ? All such croakiag is idle. It if allayed now, but occasionally it swells up to a tempest. Do these unquiet outsiders find a President, after four years service, or a Secretary or Cab inet Minister, oome home with pockets dis tended with cash, their store-houses filled with new accumulated treasures? Are they en riched from the public coffers, or become op ulent from the rewards of their public toil ? It is not so. Men destitute of wealth ac cept of office ; moderate salaries teach them the need of eeonomy, and it it practised by them. But they are gentlemen, and do not forget that the civilities of polite life are upon them. They exercise with becoming grac* the virtues of a liberal hospitality?at their own cost; not that of the public. Men holding official stations under the American Govern ment cannot grow rich on the salaries assigned them by the law. The President, with a just regard to his own position, as the Chief Magis trate of a great nation, cannot, if be would, limit his personal expenditures, as a prudent private gentleman may. A Secretary of State cannot be simply a private citizen; in the estimate of the outer world, he represents the country at largo. To him foreign Ministers pay their respects; he mu?t receive them with urbanity; they are not to be excluded from his table or the be ! coming hospitalities of his house. These hos pitalities constitute, in fact, a part of that tax which public men of official station pay for their own eminence. The Government affects to give them a support; but if they would be polite and civil to others, it muat be at their own cost. Other governments have a thought upon this subject; they give to their official servants the means of being courteous. Hear what Commodore Perry says on the subject: " It is unnecessary to note on every occa sion the courtesies that American offices inva riably receive from British authorities abroad, civil, naval, and military. In no instance, says he, during a long service in foreign coun tries, have I experienced any want of hospi table attention; and, in fact, the govern ments of all nations, with the exception of th:it of tho United States, furnish means for public entertainments, by ample allowance of ' table money,' and it thus becomes a duty, as it doubtless the pleasure of the&e officials to expend it hospitably."?[Report on Japan Expedition, p. 153.] Is it becoming to the United States, the richest nation in the world; to allow its public officers, civil and naval, to partake of the hospitalities furnished at the cost of other governments and to repay them by the forced contributions of those officers themselves. Mr. Canning was right in his assertion that there were no wealthy men in Washington at the time he was here. Time has wrought ?ome changes in the city and its people. To these, and the present aspect of things, wo will give attention in another article. Patent Law Beform.?The short commu nication herewith appended, is from the pen of a gentleman than whom no other man in America is more experienced in such matters, or more competent to judge of what the public interest requires in connection with proposed changes in the United States patent laws, llis labors to secure patent-laws reform?sound and real reform?have for many years been known to us : Patent Law Reform.?Mr. Editor: I have read the bill introduced by Gov. Seward in the Senate on July 17, entitled " A bill to annul the several acts now in force in relation to the Patent Office.'' I have also read every bill for a like purpose that has been intro duced in Congress for the past ten years ; and, with but two or three exceptions, have de tected unmistakable evidonces of such clearly defined efforts to promote private interests under the guise of public good, that I have been constrained to expose and oppose them. I am now glad to be able to note one excep tion. This bill of Senator Seward is evidently framed upon considerations wholly pro bono publico, and would remove very many of the difficulties which now exist, and greatly facili tate the relation between tho Patent Office, the inventors, and the public, and every way be beneficial This bill ought, by all means, to become a law Yet while I approve this bill, and conclude every intelligent and experienced mind will agree with me, that it ought to be passed, I think that beyond the improvements it would make in our patent system, there are two great points which neither it or any previous bill ha.- yet effectually reached, and these go to the vital efficacy of all law designed to se cure to inventors their rights, and, at the same time to protect those of tho public. Should you publish this, 1 will point those cut in another letter. D. A Dodge Contemplated ?Various Repub* lican politicians were last night puzillng their brains over legislative contrivances to defeat tho possibility of holding an election for a delegate from Kansas after they shall have consummated their scheme of ousting Genera' Whitfield from his seat. Tho truth is, they are all well aware that he will bo re elected by an overwhelming majority, and that Keeder will not tiare to run against him in view of the certainty of his (Gen. W.'s) re-election. The plan they favored most last night was, after adopting tho resolution declaring Gen. Whit field net entitled to his seat, to lay on the ta ble, subject to be called up at some future time, the resolution declaring Reedor entitled t > it, with the understanding that it is not to be called up during tho rcsiduo of tho pre sent Con^rews ; or, again, to recommit that re solution, and to take good care not to have it reported back. They believe that by either of these expedients? the whole subject-mattor being apparently not finally disposed of-a new election cannot legitimately be held. They will doubtless be undeceived by the new Governor of Kansas, however, within twenty four hour" after be shall have reached the Territory We presume he will get there as early ps possible, and that r.mong his first of ficial acts will be that of issuing a proclama tion for a new delegate's election. A Misrepresentation ?Dr. R. J. Powell, late an extra clerk in the Navy Agent's Office, in this city, wad not removed a few days ago, as represented by our talented, ingenuous, and truthful neighbor. About three years ago the Navy Agent was authorised to employ exvra clerks to assist In the business growing out of execution of the extra pay law of 1853. Dr. P. was thus employed. As the necessity for such clerks decreased, they were one alter the other dropped. Dr. Powell was kept in the office longest of them all, and was duly dropped when there was no longer any neces sity for his employment under the law. The Clerk of the Houm.?The numerous personal friends of Gen. Cullom will learn with great regret that he was taken danger ously ill at Wilmington, Delawaro, on the night before last, while on the railroad train returning to Washington, and was taken to the residence of the Hon. George Reed Rid dle. Through prompt medical assistance, and the kind attention of the family of Mr. R , he has already experienced such relief as to place him beyond all danger. The XT. s Mediterranean Squadron ?The Navy Department have very recont dispatches from this squadron, which has left the Medi terranean sea and gone to Spain on a cruise. We infer from what we hear of the tenor of these dispatches, that the officers and crews of the different ships composing the squadron are well, and that no casualties have occurred among them worth mentioning. The Dea iloines Rapids?However much we are opposed to sach legislation, we oould not avoid being struck with the remarkable energy, activity, and sagaoity displayed by Senator Jones, of Iowa, in engineering through Congress the bill named above. Our only re gret is, that his Fuccessful exertions in this case had not been devoted to opposition to the system of internal improvements by the Gen eral Government. The Current Operations of the Treacury Department.?On yesterday, the 3lst of July, there were of Treasury warrants entered on the books of the Department? For redemption of Texas debt.... $5,234 38 For the redemption of Stocks.... 5,051 08 For the Interior Department 3,500 00 For Customs 31,233 19 War warrants received and en tered 38,286 45 CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS In the Senate, yesterday, after we went to press, on motion of Mr. Jones, of Iowa, the bill for the continuing the improvement of the Des Moines Rapids, in the Mississippi river, was taken up and passed. Eighteen internal improvement bills of no public im portance or interest, were then consecutively taken up and passed. 3 Mr. Drown moved to proceed to the consid eration of District of Columbia bills, and after a tew remarks from Mr. B. and Mr. Seward agreed to benjamin against it, it was wWfc Bf?Wn cal,'etl UP the following bills, which, after explanation, were read a third time and passed : PoJrbiI1 *? iucorP?rat? the Guardians ot the * incorporate the Washington Mu tual Building Association. A bill for tho relief of the "Colombian Harmony Socicty," of tho City of Waashing Mr. Brown was for considering the other bills relating to the same subject, to wit, that to incorporate the Washington Benzole Gas Light Company, and that to authorize the takingof the sense of the people living west of Rock Creek on the question of retroeeding that part of the District to the State of Mary land I; but as these bills were likely to eive riso to discussion, Mr. B allowed them to eo over saying, at the same tirno, that there was one bill germane to the subject on which they had been engaged, namely, the bill to pro vide for improving the harbor of Georgetown, in the District;of Columbia, which he* would ask to have taken up. Mr. Seward. Let it come up in its regular order on the calendar. Mr. Brown did not insist on his motion. After passing two or three more internal im provement bills, they adjourned. In the House, the debato on the resolu tions from the Elections Committee ousting John W. Whitfield from his seat in the House aMA n lgat*ufrorn Kansa8' and install. Reader therein, was continued by Messrs. Sherman for them, and Savage and Oliver of Missouri, against them. A paper from the contestant (A. H. Reeder) to the Speaker, elaborately arguing in favor of his claim to the seat was then read from the rostrum to the House; but ere its conclu sion, they adjourned. PrecaadlMcs?f T?-l>ay. In the 8ecate, to-day, after reading the journal ?f yesterday's proceeding, (occupying half an hour,) tho bill to provide for the pay ment for depredations committed by the Creek Indians on citizens of Alabama was taken up on motion of Mr Fitzpatrick. Mr. Yulee proposed to amend it, and his said amendment and the bill were dinanri Yulce Brown, and others, ere tho Star went to press. In the House, Mr Preston S. Brooks ap peared in the Hall, aod was sworn in to fill the vacancy caused in tho dolegation from ?r? C*rohna b7 h,? recent resignation. . Kansas contested election case was again taken up and after the Clerk had fin ished reading the argument of A H Reeder ? X??.In ,b!h"\V WhiUeld addressed r[/h, ? .h !e?gth ln "f bis own ri^ht to the seat in question BEEDER'3 SAFETY GUARD It is proper to say that the letter of Mr. Hunt refers to " Reeder's Safety Guar J," as it existed under a pateut dat?d in 1833. Expe rience suggested several material improve ments, such as providing against low water in the boilers, against weighting in moments of reckless excitement, Ac -all of which aro now included in a second patent, dated Sep tember, 1855 : U. 8. Navy Yaai>, Washington ) ? , April 2fl, 1854 1 Sir : Your order of this date, for me to re port my opinion of the merits of Mr. Boeder's Safety Guard," |in charge of Capt Harri son.] is received, and I beg leave to state as follows : The above invention is a safety valve at tached to tbe boiler, with a pipe opening in side be.ow the surtaca of tho water. When the pressure of the steam becomes too great the valve raises and lets out water, which, by small pipes, is conducted to the furnaces and puts the fires out. orfJin?ya safety valve is at tached to tho boiler, opening in the 6team space When the pressure of steam becomes too great the valve raises and lets off the steam in the open air?thus relieving the pres 8Uw wlthout extinguishing tho firea. When an intelligent and carelui engineer is employed I consider tho latter mode prefera ble , but in the absence of such a person I would recommend the "Safety Guard," as gmshej"11 0p,m0n, tkefir** should be. ex tin I am, respectfully, your obedient servant n it * I concur in the abovo renort of Mr ?Hunt engineer and machinist of this Yard. r It n Commander Cum H Padldihq, Commandant liefore passing tbo following resolution, th. Nashville Association of Engineer.delegated a committee to take Reeder'. Uaard in posse,. ??on, in order to give it a close and thorough examination, the result of which is best er pressed as follows. The resolution was uummi. viuusly adopted : of"TM0/kL7haVkhe 8!tetj ?uarj aoJ valve ot J. M Reeder, this day examined bv us meets our m.st cordial approbation, as we have every confidence in its certainty to pre vent excessive pressure from steam at anv de 5? *1 P?inVthereby preventing explosion Also, that the float attachment will witl equai certainty detect low water and prevent ex ?r from the causes named Should the valve be used without its attach ments, we feel no hesitation in pronoumin* it the best we have ever seen in use, oompletelv overcoming the objections urged against the ordinary valve now in use." The following is an extract from tbe Nash* villa paper in which the above proceedings were reported: li,!n??!ua*0Ta received the sano evidor? r*DJir? aM0yi*ti0n. thus giving high tb" Si. "" Cl"?" of invention upon t, indeed, it b. praoUeabl. to di-un steam of its power to do misohief while its ca pacity for good Is wholly preserved, the oon trivance that will do it must be regarded as not onlv a wonder but a blessing. Mr Reeder thirks he has accomplished this purpose, and that opinion is backed bj the intelligent and scientific." * The following letter from Capt. Harrison, a local steamboat inspector at Nashville, has already been published; but it is thought best to give it a place here, for the mason that, as he has received the endorsement of the Board of General Inspectors as a gentleman of pro fessional skill and judgment, more than ordi nary reliance will be placed on his statements: ? Nashvillb. June 28, 1856. Ma. J.M RBBDBB-D^arfijr. You request my oniaion and experience of your Safety Guard. ^ It affords me pleasure to testify to the intrinsio worth of any appliance attached to steam that has a tendency to deorease the risks of human life so frequently caused by steam and its mismanagement, whether bv want of skill or from the most skillful when caught off their guard. Being, on several occasions, a passenger on the steamer Win Garvin, to which was at tached to the boiler of the boat one of your Safety Guards, I was much satisfied to witness its certain detection of excessive pressure be yond the weight attached for its prevention, and in every instance found, when such ex cess presented itself, your guard instantly, with unerring certainty, (on oompanson with

a well regulated steam gauge,) never failed, in a single instance, of raising, at the exact degree designated, and dampening the fuel of the entire fire-surface instantly, so as to re duce steam below the standard designated fully satisfying me that it was reliable as self, acting, and that if every human agency had been withdrawn from the boat an explosion in no event could have occurred. In addition thereto, on one trip, before day, whilst in the ?J '0W,nE a WOud flat> by mismanagement the flat was caught under the guard of the boat and in her wheel, which prevented the engine from operating, causing a slight de rangement of the machinery, that, by the at tachment ot a counter weight to the valve Iine of the Guard, steam was held during the entire time to a pressure of fifty pounds and thus insured safety to all on board whilst the boat? Cr6W 0CCai>ie(i iQ e*t?oating tbe Yours, truly, a. H. Uarbisom. | The following letters have boen recently re- 1 ceived, and are submitted with the single re mark that they are from gentlemen of expe rience in the matters of which they speak : e . , Memhbis, July 10, 1858. oiR. Alter a close and scientifio examina- ? tion of your Safety Guard. I am fully con- 1 vinced that it is one of the greatest inventions of the nineteenth century, destined to savo a goodly number of human beings from an un- i timely grave. Twenty years' practical experience with steam boilers and different apparatuses fur ? preventing them from bursting, in this and foreign countries, enable me to say that I be lieve none so effectual in case of danger as your Safety Guard. This Safety Guard should be a part of all machinery operated by steam. You may expect to meet with a great deal of opposition because your invention is new, but no engineer, competent to investigate it scientifically, will object to it or its m^de of operation. Respectfully yours, _ _ A. Ross, Engineer. J. M Reeder, Esq , Nashville. Smithland, June 6, 1856 Dear Sir : I received your letter a day or two ago, and in answer to your interrogatories concerning my knowledge of "Reeder's Safety , Guard,' I will answer by informing you that I was second engineer on the steamer Wm. Garvin, and that your Guard was attached to one of the boilers of the Garvin. On one occasion we had a race with the steamer Cincinnati on her trip from St. Louia to Louisville, and had it not been for your Guard wo could have passed the Cincinnati without any trouble. Your Guard was set at tan pounds less than Government standard tbo consequence of which was, that we could not get as much steam as the law allowed us n nenever steam got to the weight in your Uuard it commenced dampening down the fires, we were compelled to cease firing up, or else our fires would haye been entirely extin guished I have no hesitancy in saying to you, that I fully appreciate the value of your Guard, and that I look upon it as the only safe check upon steam. With the Float Attachment, I consider it a safeguard against low water, which is the main cause of explosions and col lapsing of flues It is my firm conviction that if every steam boat had your Guard attached to their boil ers, we should hear no more of explosions and loss of life by steamboat boilers bursting. Wishing you all the success your Guard me rits, 1 am truly yours, 4c., m ? W ? A. J. COLKXAJT. To Job* M. Reeder. PERSONAL. .... Mr. Merriam, the weather prophet, is seriously indisposed. ....Mr. W. Gilmore Simms, of S. C., is go ing Nc-rth, to lecture, soon. ....Thoma9 Crawford, the Artist, Senator Wilson, Ex-Gov. Johnson, and Judge Wilmot, of Pa , are now in Boston ....Prof Stowe (as well as Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowc) was a passenger in the Niaga ra, from Boston, for Liverpool, Wednesday. ....Mr Fillmoro will, next week, bathe guest of the International Hotel, Niagara Falls, together wita Hon. Jas Brooks, of the Dxptess. Several of the Crimean heroes are at the Montengle. ... .The Boston Transcript of Tuesday says: The steamer Joseph Whitney arrived at this port from Baltimore this morning, with one hundred and one passengers, chiefly gentle men and ladies from Maryland and the Dis trict of Columbia. .... Elijah Fillmore, Esq., an uncle of tbe ex-President, died at his residence in Ben nington, a few days since. He was very high ly respected by his neighbors and townsmen, and was one of the oldest living native resi dents in Bennington. Tbo ex-President's fa ther was born in Bennington. Millard him self was born at Summer Hill, Cayuga county, to whioh place his father had emigrated from Bennington. .... Belle Brittan writes from Newport:? We have to dress about nine times a day here. First, wo put on a dreas to dress in. Thou we are ready for breakfast. After that wo dress for the Beach?then for the bath?then for dinner?then for the drive?then for the ball ? and then for the bed. If that isn't being nut through a regular course of dimity and diamonds, then I am no judge of such perform-* ances. POLITICAL ITEMS. Gov. Gardner, ot Mass., in aocepting a re nomination from the American party, declares his intention to vote for Fremont. Hon. A. H H Stuart, of Staunton, and ex Lieut. Gov. Leak, were, on the 28th ult., to have a political discussion at Orange C. H , Va. Mr. Flournoy, late K. N candidate for Governor, speaks at Richmond to-day. Hon. John P Hale, of tbe U. S. Senate, had a letter in the Boston Atlas of Monday, vindi eating the course pursued by Mr. Burlingame in the affair with Mr Brooks He contends for the justice and the necessity of discrimi nating 44 between tbe man and the act," at which even some of Mr. Burlingame's own constituents were disposed to oavil. There was political preaching in mora than one of our churches last Sunday morning, bnt r\o vote was taken.?Taunton Democrat. Why not take a vote, as well as preaeh a political sermon ? Besides, it would be a good opportunity to ratify the candidates and save the expanse of political meetings -Spring field Argus. The National Era has strong hopes of ear* rying for Fremont all the free States except his own?California! That State teens to be conceded, without controversy, to 1 Old Buck.' Col. Fremont must feel highly oomplimented by the positive assurance of failure to secure the vote of the State of his residenoe, and by the equally positive assuranoe of not raceiv ing the support of an individual in South Ca rolina, tha " State of his birth !" Bath Hotel, Sea Bid*. This favorable resort, (says the Brooklyn Daily Eagln,) daring the Summer solstice h? lately been re opened for the season by Mr. B Rathbua of the hotel bearing his name in Brooklyn. Daring ths past winter and spring tho inos' extecire improvements hare been made The house baa been enlarged by the addition of new wings and the interior has been arranged in sueh a manner as to conduce to the greatest comfort and convenience of the nomeroas throng who make this their place of abode daring the hot weather. Mr. Rathbun is well known as a caterer for the public taste. His table is always supplied with the best the market affords, and the at tendants are always ready to attend to the calls of the boarders. As a summer resort it is in every way equal to many of the ' crack" establishments at a distance, and superior to most of them, combining as it does both land and sea views. The house is situated near the water's edge, with a beautiful landscape on one side and a sea view of unsurpassed mag nificence on the other, it is just the place to go; convenient and easy of access. The dis tance is six miles from any of the ferries by the Greenwood ears to the end of the route, thence by stages every hour, fare twenty-five cents. The Bath Hotel cannot be too highly commended. The beautiful shaded lawns, the s ife and delighful sea bathing, convenience of access, and the proverbial healthfulnessof the locality makes it the most splendid, delightful and desirable summer residence in the vicini ty of New York and Brooklyn. We have received from Bhillington, Putnam for August, as well as the August number of Household Words, by Dickens Also, American edition of Blackwood's for July. Blackwood is an indispensibility to us. Of all magazines published in auy country, it, with its companion republications from the press of Leonard Scott A Co., are to us the most necessary. Putnam?its foolish politics aside?deserves hosts of readers; while House hold Words, though not always written by Dickens, never fail to breathe the literary spirit of his editorship, and therefore to be equal to the veritable coinage of bis mental mint. Also, Frank Leslie's Gaiette of Fash ion for August; a valuable nnmber. 13^ The Albany Atlas says the recent de struction of S50 000 worth of Lager Beer in New York by the distillery fire, will place many of our Germans in a bad plight, for with so great a reduction in the supply as must fol low this loss, combined with the fact that it is almost impossible, during the warm weather, to get the lager here ere it spoils, they will be compelled to submit to a serious curtailment in the indulgence of their favorite drink. We are informed that for some time our lager bier distilleries have been unable to supply the home demand, so rapidly has it increased. The outstanding indebtedness of the city of San Francisco is stated in the report of the commissioners of the eity funded debt at S1.4W.000, in ten percent, bonds. 8 .MESSRS ANDERSON A MAGRU DER, of V'rglnla, will lecture on the "Coming of Christ, the Establishment of his Kingdom (In the Holy Land) ard Restorati n of the Jews," at Anaco-ta Hall, Navy Yard, cn SUNDAY the 3d. at 1G? a m , and 3pm. and MONDAY and TUESDAY EVENINGS, at 7 p. m Seats free and all Invited. au l-8t? PUBLIC SCHOOLS?THE SEMI annual examination of candidates for Teachers of the ^ubll1; School* of Washington will take olaee, by direction of the Chairman of the Examining Committee, on TUESDAY, Au it 6th, In the Aldermen's room, City Hall, at \ o'clock p. m., where candidates are respect fully Invited to attend The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Trustee* will be held on WEDN ESDAY, August 8th, at S o'clock Teachers from whom ?'Tabular Statements" have not been received are requested to send thrm to the Secretary of the Board at their eari lest con venience 6EO. J ABBOT, au l-0t Secretary. kGRAND MILITARY AND CIVIC KXCURSION ?The Union buards take ureit pleasure In announcing their friend*, both military aad civic, tbat their t'e-ond Annual Excursion and Target firing forstveral handsome prlz?s, wll' take place on MONDAY, August 18th, to the White House Pavilion. Particulars in ruture advertisement. Jy 31-3t I O O. F.?THE MEMBERSOP -Eaatern Lodge No 7, I. O O. F , 'are earnestly requested to be In atten dance. on the next regular meeting night. FRIDAY, Augus' 1st, as business of im portance will be brougnt before the Lodge. By order of Lodge. jy30-3t* P. M. PEARSON, Rec Sec. ,CASH PAID FOR FURNITURE ? Persons declining housekeeping or hav ing a surplus at Household effects will find It to their advantage to give us a call before disposing of the same. We are prepared to buy their en tire stock of Furnlture. (In large or small quantl' | ties,) and thustavw them the trouble and expense Incident to a public auction New Furniture ex changed for j/ood second-hand article*. HONT7. A COOMBS, Extenslv* Furniture Dealer*, No I My Seventh street, near 1. Jy 14-lm ?-^^NOTICE ?THE SUBSCRIBER begs leave to call the attention of tfce public tool* stock of GLASS and CtUEENtfWARE before purchasing elsewhere, as by so doing they will nave from 14 to 39 per cent. Toilet and Dinner Seta lower than the lowest at 309 Pa. avenue, between 9th and 10th street* je 9-8m JOHN McDEVITT. POLITICAL FLAGS FOR TMK BOYS, for sale at (au13t) LAMMQND'S Think of tiie children, and buv their Toys at LAMMOND'S, au l-3t Seventh street. B KICKS?BRICK. S? BRICKS. For sale ? about three thousand srcond-hand Haid Bricks. Inquire at No 301 Pennsylvania avenue, between 9:h and 10th sts. au l-3t? Lost ?on Wednesday, july 3oth, on Penn*ylvanla avenue, or In an Omnibus, a small bunch of KEYS A suitable reward will be given If left at No. 327 H street. It* S. P. HILL. RANAWAY FROM THE SUBSCRIBERS on July 2G".b, ROBERT TAYLOR, an In dentured apprentice to the carpenter business. We forewarn all persons from h&iboring ot trn t lng said boy on our accocnt as we will prote cute all persons so doing to the extent of the law. it* Mclaughlin a wilson. CENTRAL ACADEMY. SILAS MERCHANT, > p..?.. REV. G. W. DORRANCE, > The next annual session of this Academy wlll cominence on Monday, Sep tember 1st. 1&J8 For terms sse circulars at tie principal Bookstores. aa 1-tf COPARTNERSHIP NOTICE. 1HAVE THIS DAY ASSOCIATED WITH me in the wholesale and retail Grooerv bu?l ness Norval W. Burchell, and It will hereafter be conducted under the name and style of King & Burchell 1 would ask for the firm the continuation of the kindness of my former customer*, both In trade and influence. (au 1) Z.M.P RING PIC NIC AND EXCURSION INDIAN MEAD & FORT WASH N6T0N The navy yard baptist choir baling chartered tfce safe and commodious steamer ALICE PRICE, will make an Excursion owi^h^Poto raac to Indian Head and Fort Washington, oa THURSDAY, the 7th Instant. The Committee promik? to spare no pains to make this one of the most pleasant Excursions of the season The Choir will be assisted by some of the most prominent vocalistsof Washington. The boat will leave City wharf at P o'clock a. m , Navy Yard at half past 8, and Alexandria at 9 o clock Tickets FIFTY CENTS; Children 1?K cents; to be had of tbe members of the Ckolr, children of the Sabbxth School, and Committee of Ar rangements Commitut. Henry Mark*, Warren E Clark, Charles Sanderson, Charles J GrlAn, John Carter, Charles Allen, au l-6t James Dannlngton proposals for wood aivd coal. Or?ic? Horn or Rifbisintativbs I* 8 ? SP. , _ JoiT 19 185* \ h A_.L E D PROPOSAL?* WILL Bk *2* nndl 19 ?*?>?* rn or i!Stwl AnKufct n#xi, for furnlsb tX???St^?. i . Hoiwof I'PrMcautUf. !lkit!L Anthracite C?al white wh The coal mutt be clean, free froir <n Inmpi about tbe else of a fourteen pound wMrbt S ilt pocnds to the ton, and deWer^T^Ti eit ctar^e In the vaults of the Capitol. rf^0.'..r?r.T,"<|fclPf f?r/b: u" * Hoaae of KepreaenUtlye* two hundred cord. of fi?t cnsll'i Hickory \J ood; twenty five cords to be hw?4 xz tx * lbe ?*plt01 * the?P~*2 thf !"/! f<*1 arf>fo?n or befor, of next, and to b? subject tr iKSsrmet* at*.Md h?JI!i? u^*yiaSa2r;rc",k "",b'rMt" A?I2f?!I*i* ""T *??/eparate. and should been. ??r?4 . ,,^?PO?'"for Woood" and ?' Protwiai. ,D^ dlrecled to 41 Tk* Clerk of the ?-????? b< Lost.-on sunday even in? A . Ar|1 ?~HANDKERCHIEK. betw?en lik ?d lli street*, on or near New \ ok avenue Thr indn Pkmcv!?1-? rrW*N!,?1 hY Wv!n< Mmr at h KLK\ 'S, rreaaury Department Jy 31 *t# WHHH rH alebofv E FOR LADIES' SKIRTS Spanish Fans, Sierra Protectors. Ac., fot "J?** LAMMOXU'S, Jy 30-^t Seventh street HSS!f?FVil. SALiC?A *>ARK ROAN HORSE, about aeren years old, will be aold cheap, the owner having no uw ? _ for him. H? la gentle In hamensand 2?JA uader the saddle. Maybe aeen for a fewdavsat WALKER A KlMMELL'SfMablr* C **-< Jy.1u-3t ' NOTICE. Thrco-partnrrship hrretofork etlatlng under the Irni of Buckingham A Mead, haathla day been dissolved by mutual con sent. C Buckingham, Is alone authorlzrd t? make all collection* for debts d-?e the firm ard to wnom all claims sgalnst the Arm will be'pre s^tedfor settlement C. buckingham ly* J h mead The subscriber returns his thanks to his friends aid patrons, and respectfully solicit* a contlnu. afice of their patron**? at hla old stand where he la prepared to execute all manner of WHITh ar d BLACK SMITHIN (i with neatness and dlapet h jy 30 3t C BUCKINGHAM . C_ J_ PISTOLS. OLT'S AND ALLEN'S REVOLVERS Single Barrel Pistols of everv size, qualltv' a?d price; Percussion Cap-, Shot Pouches. Pow! dkr fluki, Gun Wadding, Gun Nipple.. Ham raers, Screws, Ram Rod Heads. Gun Warns Wa?d Cotters, Nipple Wreach^s.'Matn SpS"1 aid a good assortment of Gansinlths' materials for sale low by K K LUNDY jyZt-tr No. IW Bridge street, Georget^w'n. KEEP THE MOSQUITOES OWW AND COME AND GUT MOSUl'lTO L"^n,J B/rages. Ginghams, Caltoaea and sll other kind of dry goods where you can bny them so as to save money, at W R HURDLES, No. 99 Hl^h street Georgetown ITT All good* at coat for cash )y M lw PREMIUM DAGUERREOTYPES Mo ^Pp?S * ??TOQ*a}h*B' ? v avenue, (I^re A Tucker's building.) between 4 and 8th sta , Thret Doors from Kts former pUrt #/ .. waibis#to!i. D C. M for t^N?RMK?N,RKT1 RNS 819 th?k? tt u.^e "fcewl patronage bestowed on e1 ,LW.W'.*-COna"!d* lbc Xv??lt*hurst Gallerv ?1 ?, i rHVfi'ear,'Jand solicits Its contl juaiK* .h.*LfT*8*** ?nd th? public a' his new r,, j wh^he has greater facllltle* for the production of fine Portraits than former v with all the latest Improvements for the produc tion of D A G U E R R E O T Y P E S am r r < i raar"0*0?'1' fhsi- *n* portraits Pastelle ?r"' ?n *nvaM>ln water colors, and *'? yannerton devotes his personal atten n to ail sittings Jy30-e?Sts WTlnHlr8,iEW ELRT, SILVER A pla TJF WARE. ALBATA for KK If MAT GREATLY RE D UC E D PRICES W.6ALT ^ bko. ARE now OFFER lng a splendid assortment of the above tad* ex!nuZerat" h*Ve eVer *?Id then- Of W A tch F,h they name those abuve mad* bv Coor^r Ai.m. T^vtor, Sly, T*IM, celebrity' *cheron' ar>d all other maker* of ns -? ELEGANT JEWELRY. Wajno?4, Pearl, Florentine, Mosaic, and Caireo Seafs^Ke^Ac *** ,lngle P!ece?. Gold CL?:n., ? ' SILVER WARE SS.8FuJS.T??2:>,^'CT"p,,eta--' ? extra plated WAIIF 7r*&tfob>^kAiK&'k??" Ca>,lcr"' W|IUr' Pitch S^cJn^ibi'SuS;"*' SP~M' E*?,Uk AU goods warranted as represented. ivMtf ?i m m w ?alt A BRO , Jy30tf Kl^Pa^ave^baj ^ aLd l{Kkm.m MAD. MOUNT'S CONSUMPTION DES TRUYI.R T'H remedy can be and Twelfth' rtrfel' bftww>n Eleventh ana i weinii. ?outh ude, or at Htott's 4iM ~S5??l ,:T" iCSr" RetruJr Tlnnil u vIV1P" *rd Mr J- Hipson NOTICEr ??Js?-ltn* WMSlv o?2 "RASSAND STRJNG BAND Aiexand Ma *thal?t'h^V * S a*nd ?Zy.ZZ K*cuw>ons. Bal a, antl l'?rad - tke bvmiStvll^?rHab> at t,*?koitest n... w M r HIL B I'S S UM str<C,' or at M^lvrrHVi^"^ V*"*' vf 111,1 BlxthVn? rornJ\lT EKH r*?'Jtnce Na 5U rison. ?trtt<'corD?' ?* 0, south side, il(*r th? Gar Ail orders promptly attended to. jj 2:^1 n.* '/ ?_?E acadkiiv. z. R.cha.ds Mt, z ^Va.ss, TH,E NEX | ANNUAL SESSION OF tbh AC A D*EM Y ?wi IVU, ?f tb<> FEMA! E ??mmeDCjeMONDAY. N??TH'K TO <M K HtTun vk. WL"JLT,,"N."LK TH*N?"Turn<M.K ?E3r2^v&??2??cciKt ,or Who .ttll h.? r?i. account* j and to ttc?e terlwd'to^SvSi0 "" lL*' a" CLOSfNH^CT O^5o?a??V^SKiKU AND eL WMER v ^.ooa? at ^reat sacrifice rati ? r than r>k>. th*., Fancy Dress Silks acd Silk Robes FUln^ndtprp?*.^d.,?rK"nd'r Mu,lin? f >aln and Printed Bareges, Challev Ufiyn Barege De Lain.. Plain &ui and uL Mantillas, Shawls and Scarfs. {??- ie.. .U0 a A FULL Sl'PPLY NOW 1\ STftRK ShSna r?hl nlQK *"d Cottons * NwSSS Tow ^ : tab e lldt,"? GtTinH pT11^' 11 ?re>t abundance l?auz. and Flannels. Russia Dlap rs 10 dozen White Allendale CouMerpanes a vet* Plaid ^ir?b e rammer u,e ' " V 5Sf ??' ^ *^ilns Embroideries PUU SwiM Muslin w?th a general assortment ol .r-J^,teK?od' w ?ke be?t class onm?l 01 t,oodscut ?* cannot betaken back All article warranted to prove ab repre?ented , COLLEi' A SEAR? JyM-twso jC7thst.,3<ssn north Pa^av AL, ? RNOW yon WANT GRASS LINEN, HEMP, OR CACTI'^ Skirt for 70 cents. u*t>al ? rice cn? !<.? coiu, .nd S5wY? i,"!,* .ndtaaiihl?Ku..dfvi'.iiu.n-i "ti you do, c.)I .t w H HL.ULt'8 ... w> HlRb street, Geor^'own All goods at post far cash jy JTlw IM*' W# HKNRY PALMER'S Fin Dmll?rN<Z F?,tTK CLASShS, W'^VS.'.'fci iS'iSV; imd4 ?k",ns - )? ~U. B. PRANCIS, 4tW 7th street ?|BW^ ""miZSiJ?* ?? Seventh sc jentilatlng Hats from - Beebe " fW jy i? Salesroom, Browns' Hotel.