Newspaper of Evening Star, August 7, 1856, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated August 7, 1856 Page 1
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THE wmtzKG Sr"AP, rCflLiiiiilCU KVKUT AP r KKffUOH, (EXCEPT SUNDAY J At im wnMr ?/ P?Miyi?M4a ?rMM ?? '' ? .'???*(* itfMt, By W. D. WALLACE, \T!C He served te vnbaerlbera by carriers at SIX AND A QUARTKR CENTS, payable weekly te the Agesta; peper* aerved In piokages at 37% carte per mi*. Te mail eaterrlbera the aub aertptlniprlee la THRM DOLLARS AND PIP l'Y ?BNT9aTMiiaa4(?MM, TV. U DOLLARS for montha, end ONB DOL AR for three raoa:ha; for lest than three moat a at the rate of 11* eeatea wrek. CT SINGLE COPIES ONB PENT. rrti VOL. VIII. WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 1856. a NO. 1,091. OFFICIAL. Tkkaivbt DiPiiTKWT, May ISM. Notice la hereby gtvsn to the holders of the stock issasd par* a ant to the sot of Coagreas of Md July, 1H*. that suoh stock Is redeemable by It.* terms, sad will bo paid at the Treasury on tbo surrender of tho certificates thereof, oa the 13th ef November nett, when interest thereon will cease. This department will continue to purchase such stock prior to said day of redemption, and will pay thers/or the fallowing premium, in addition to the Intereat see mod to the day of purchase, with one day's interest for the money to reaeh t ie vendor: On sncb ?tock received at the Treasury between lie i?t dav of Jane and the list dsy of Jaly, In elusive, one-half of one per cent, on the amounts specified in the certificates; Oo such stock received between the 1st and 31st d-tys ef August, one-fourth of one per eent; A ad on such stock received after the 31st day of Angus', the Interest accrued thereon, and one dsy's additional Interest only, will be paid. Certificates of such stock transmitted under this notice must bednly assigned to the United States by the party entitled to receive the pur* chase meney; and when sent prior to the 1st July the current half year's interest ma-t also be as* signed by the present stockholder, otherwise such Interest will be payable as heretofore. And notice is farther given to holders of other stocks of the United States that this department will purchase the same between the 1st day of June and the 1st day of December next, unless the sum of SI. 500,000 shall be previously obtained, and will piy for the same, in addition to the in terest accrued fr)ra the day of the last dividend of interest, and one day's additional interest for the mon^y to reach the vendor, the following rates of premium: On stock of the loan of 1842, a premium of 10 percent; On st ?k of the loans of 1847 and 1848 a premium of 16 per c-mt.; And on stock Issued under the act of 9th Sep tember, 1S50, commonly called Texan indemnity i;ock, a premium of 6 pet cent. Certificates transmitted under this notice should be duly assigned to the United States by the par ty entitled to r-celve the money; and if sent pre vious to the 1st Jaly. the current half-year's in terest rcust also be assl 7ned by the present stock holder, otherwise the Interest for tho half year to that day will be payable to him as heretofore. Par man for all the foregoing stocks wl!l be made by drafts oa the assistant treasurers at Bos ton, New York, or Philadelphia, as the parties entitled to receive the money may direct. JAMES GUTHRIE, m -M-dtliNov Secretary of the Treasury. HATS! HATS! JUST RECEIVED A FULL SUPPLY OF #r- drab Beaver ventila ted H ATS, which 1 offer at S3 50; they are the best Hats for the' price in the United State*. The best biscfc dress Hats got up in t he latest style for S3 56 as Sx>d as thoso usually sold S5, and a good fashion able Bit at S*, worth SI; and a Srat-rate Bat, S3 SO. The be*t materials and the b?st workmanship is employed to produce a 95 Hat, which is sold for S3 50 We do a c sh business, meet wRh no los ses, but eive each customer fall value for his money. Fsit aad Straw Hat* unusually low. N. B Agent for Drtscoli's Balia of a Thousand Flowers Pries 25 cents per bottle ANTHONY, 7th striet, near Pa. avenue, Agant for a New York Hit Compasy. rn 24-tf JONAS P. LEVI, ureirii ana ibai.ii is WL72S, LIQUORS, CT0 ASS, A WD 7IF1 6S0CSBIE3, 6 aaaralJ eamiaaion t ? orw ar ding Marehant INSURANCE AND BILL BROKER, Mo. <74 Pa. av., two doors below U. S. Hotel, WasniROTON Citt, D. O. eas-ly S cnnn ahv gauze undsr gar. eats fsr ysatlenssa.?We Invite attention of Gentlemen In want of Slslk, Lisle Thread, Merino or Cotton Undsr OarmoLts, for the pres ent season, to oar superior stock Ws are deter, mined to se;l them from this day lorth at reduced prices, as we wish to prepare for the fall trade. Give a* a call and bov cta?"ap GEO H B WHITE CO..Gent'sFurnishing Stsrs, XX Pa sv , bet. t h and 10th sts. jy 11? CHANGE OF HOURS. ON AND APTKR MONDAY, THE 30th of June, the Steamer OKORGE PAGE will run at the following, hours: Leave Alexandria at 4jf, 0,10, 13, 8)f, 4#, and OH o'clock. Leav? *V ishingtoa t, 9, 11,l#j 3#, 5){, an<1 7 o'clock. Jo40-tf ELLI9 L. PRICE, Captain. rilHE STEinER GEOR'sE YTASHINO. J. TON will depart at the follow ing hours: . Leave Alexandria 7tf, ?, 11, ljf. 3*, 5) Leave Wasfcington..".8. it. 19, ik, 4*/I# js?:-d job corson; Captau. SOH iaOUNT VERHON. ON TUESDAYS A.N D t *11 DAYS.?FARE, ROUND TRIP. SIS FROM - ^T?'fc. \ L L X AN l> R 1 A 75 C K N TS ?The jUMk steamer THOMAS COLL YER leawswaahinj tos it V Bad Alexandria at9)f o'clock. Coaches leave the Capitol for the boat at o'clock. Coach fare 10 cents. Persons wishing the coaches will leave their residence with George A Thomas Parker. Refreshens jib o.i the boat. ap*-tf SAM'L GEDNEY, Captain. WHY PURCHASE PIANOS FROM Irresponsible traveling agents,nCTlS wb*n yon can get in Washington city"? | ?f I j the v^ry beat quality at prices which will b ?guar antied to be as low as any the country from JOHN F ELLIS'S. Always oa band, from 90 to 30 Pianos ef every style and finlah. Second-hand Pianos takea In exchange Pianos for rent, Ac Remember?No 30G, between 9th and 10th sta., near Savings Bank. jy 21 ?A108 OM YOLK PO( KKT-800KS, THE WHITE HATS A K.E ABOUT ? We b? ve a very ftae assortment of Fa-hlon able .Vhlte Beaver and Felt Hats, of all Juilltles and prlc-s, to which ws respect- v ? oily invite tns attention of all in want. We af ter tnem at reduced prices. Call at GEO H. B. WHITE A CO.'S Fashionable Hat, Cap, and Geit's Furnr?nlng Establishment, 33*2 Pennsvl van: a avenje, oetwe^n 9:b and iOth ?ts jy VHACNCT WARR1NER, WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER, aMD oaaLsa xia Pine Watches, Jewelry, and Silver Ware. d 'OLD SEALS, FOB AND VEST CHAINS, VJI FiNk JEWLLA . ,SiL- - - Vfr.R SPOONS, FOES'4, GOBLETS, CUPS, Ac., for sale at New York prices. I REPAI H/.VG. ? The Chronometer, Duplex, l^rftr, Cviloder, Repenting, Musical, and other W \TCHES repair d Abo, JEWELRY. Ac. No ro Pa^asTLvxMia Avk.icb, betw'nMxth and Seventh streets, Browns' Hotel ouUdlng. sign of the GOLDEN WATCHES" ap 99-tf Washington. IjM>R SALE ?A PORTABLE STEAM EN GINE, three horse power, locomotive boiler. It Lts be- n in uee at tbts ofli and Is offerwd for sale because It is repiaeed with an engine of much urfoter power It will be found extremely ser vfeeabls, and will be sold low ca?h. je 2t-tf DE LA HVDDE'o HISTORY OF THE eo;r*t Societies of France; 1 vol. Bernard Lila, a novel, by tie don. J. Clemens, of Alabama. . Liberty and Slavery, by Professor Bledsoe, of Um Ualverslly sf Virginia an 5- FRANK TAYLOR. ft TO ALL THAT VALUE THETR SIGHT TOBIAS^ WISHES TO CALL THE ATTENTION to all that saff:* with defective sltrht, caused by ajre, sickness, and particularly from elasnf* ln'iadTclously selected, to his superior SPECTACLES and GLASSES carefully ground by himself to a true spherical accuracy, and bril liant transparency, suited precisely and benefit daily to the wearer according to the concavity or convexity of the eve. Very numerous are the ill effects caused to the precious organ of sight from the commencement of using glaissee In not being precisely suited, by the use of an Optometer; and the practice of many year* enable-* him to meas ure the focal disease of the eyes, and sur-b glass m that are absolately required will be furnished with precision and sitltfaction. JOHN TOBIAS acknowledges the very libe ral encouragement already obtained, and further solicits the patronage of those that have net yet availed themselves of his aid Persons that cannot conveniently call, by send ing the glasses in use, and state how many lach es they can read this print with the'r spectacles, can be supplied with such as will improve their sight. Innumerable testimonials to be seen; and ref erences given to many who have derived the greatest ease and cemrfort from his glasses. Cire-ilars to be hnd gratis, at his office, No. 4ia SEVENTH STREET, three doors from Odd Fellows'1 Hall, vr sTAtas. Noxvolx, September 7,1*34. Sir?The Spectacles you made for m* suit very well, and seem to have Improved my Right more than any other I have lately tried. LITT. W. TAZEWELL. I hive tried a pair of Spectaclee ob'ained from .Mr. Tobias, and find them of great assistance to my sight, and corresponding with hlsdeserlotlon of the focus. I recommend him as a skillful op tician. HENRY A. WISE. Having befn Induced by a friend to visltthe es tablishment of Mr. Tobias for the purpose of try ing his glasses, I was furnished oy him with a pair allgntly eolored blue, which nave afforded me more relief and gratification than any I have ever tried My sight, originally verv good, was Injured bv writing and reading at night, fre quently to a very Late hour; but with the aid of these glasses I can s'udy almost as late as ever, and that too without the pain 1 have previously suffered JOHN WILSON, Late Commissioner Gen'l Land Office. December 11,1E53. I have used Mr. Tobias's Spectacles fcr three or four months, and take great pleasure In say lng that 1 am much pleased witn them. I have been much benefitted by them May6th,lfe58. GEOR. P SCARBUR6H. 1 was recommended to Mr. John Tobias as a skitlful optician : end as I have eyes of remark able peculiarity, 1 wzs gratified to find that Mr. Tobias seemed to comprcheod them i>y inspec tion and some slight measurement, and he has m^de me a pair of Spectaclee thit suits me ad mirably. July 11, 1859. A. P. BUTLER. WimijfeTOH, N. C., Jan. *7, 1851. Mr. J Tobias : Dear Slr?I am happy to sav that the Spectacles wiiich 1 obtained from you last week are entirely satlafa tory. From an Inequal ity la the visual ranee of my eyes, I have hereto found great difficulty in getting glasses cf the proper focal distance It afford* me pleasure to state that, by the aid of v?" optometer, this diffi culty has been happily obviated so that the glasses you furnished me are' dec dedly th* best adapted to my eyes of anv 1 have ever yet used. Very respectfully, yours, R. B. DRANE, Rector of St James' Parish. DirARTMtUT o? iKTiaioa, May 7,1855. From natural defects and the unequal range of my eyes, I have been compelled to use glasses for several years. I have tried different opticians without obtaining elasses perfectly fitted to my eyee. Four months since Mr. Tobias mode two pairs especially lor me, which 1 have found to serve me perfectly. Bv the use of his optometer he is snab ed to adapt 6 lasses minutely to the eye. I most cheerfully recommend Mr Tob'-oH to ah hiving occasion to use plasses and bear m r testi mony as to his skill as an optician. HENRY E. BALDWIN, Assist. Sec'y to sign Land Warrants. P. 8?OPERA GLASSES of greet variety. TELESCOPES A MlCROSCOPhS, WATCH MAKER GLASSES, and many other at tides la this line at very low prices constantly on hacd. Jyjd-ly J. CONNELLY, Undertaker, No. 423 fiMSttrlrdl, west tide, bet. O and Ht WOULD RESPECTFULLY INFORM the citizens of Washington and . (he adjoining counties that he 1st prepared to attend to all orders at the shortest notice and on the most liberal terms He will spare no pains to give entire satisfaction on aJl occasions. He guarantees to preserve the dead in the warmest weather for any length of time. A large supply of ready made COFFINS of all sixes and qualities, always on hand. Shrouds, Carriages, Hearses, and every other artide furnished of the best quality. A share of the public patronage is respectfully solicited. mar ?4tf WATCHES, JEWELRY, SILVER Jc PLA TED WARE. ALHATA FORES, kc. AT ORE A TL Y REDUCED PRICES. MW SALT A BRU. ARE NOW OFFER lng a s jlendld assortmeut of the above goods at lower rate* than they have ever sold t.eui Of extra fine WATCHES they name those above made by Cooper, Adams, Tavlor, Dixon, Tobias, Bersley, Johnson. Jar geunsen, Vacheron, and all other makers ?f celebrity. ELEGANT JEWELRY. Diamond, Pearl, Florentine, Mosaic, and ?urr.80 Broches In setts and single pieces, Gold Chains, Seals, Revs, Ac SILVER WARE. Solid Silver Tea sets, Walters, Pitchers, Goblets, Cups, Forks, Spoons, Ac EXTRA PLATED WARE. Tea sets, Cake Bask;ts, Ca<>tors, Walter* Pitch ers, Gob ets, Albata Forks, Spoons, English and Amerlc*n Table Cutlery. \\~7~ Spectacles and fe,ye Glassesof every focus in odd, Silver, and fine Steel frames All goods warranted as represented. M W. GALT A BRO., JyJO-tf S21, Pa ave , bet <Kh and lOths s. IflYBOMY BLCllLY. WDEBTAKER, Shop ami Eeaideaco No 303 Penn'a avenue, south side, between 9th and 10th its. Having provided himself with an ELEGANT HEARSE, and all necessary conveniences lorl properly conducting hi* business, would respectfully inform the public that he is fully prepared to fill all orders entrusted to him, at the *hort;8 notice, and In the best manner. A large supply of READY-MADE COFF! N S of all sues, a/ways on hand, which will be fur nished on the most reasonable terms. As heretofore, no pains will be spared to give entire satisfaction on all occasions. N. B.? Resld ng on the premises, orders will be promptly attended t? at all hours. feb 7-ly MRS. .tl. E. HAH*EY, (Svccsssoa to Jams F. Harviy, dickabsd,) UNDERTAKER, No. 410 Seventh street, betwreit O and H. Begs leave to inform the public that she has in her employ the ~?n same persons that were lormerlyf inthe?*tabllsbment, whoare fully competent to conduct the U ndertaking Business; and that every attention will be given to calls, day or night, as heretofore. m 19 Cm MEDICAL CARD. DR H. PERABEAU, GERMAN HOMEO p*Uxlc physician, has the honor to offer his ?ervices to the inhabitants of Washington and vicinity. Office and Residence on I street, No. 188, be tween *0tn and stlst streets. N B?Homeophatblc medicines for sale, which the Doctor prepares himself with the greatrst care, for Fever and Ague, for Bileus and Bowel complaints, Ac , Ac._ m 16-3m' L. J, niDDLKTON, * DEALER IS I 0 I, OJte asd Dtf ot?Southwest earner of P asd Twelfth streets. fcb tt-tf PROTECTION AND INDEMNITY FROM LOSS BY FIRE! Subecriked Capital and Hurplut .,..91,368,191 IS* FARMERS AND MECHANICS' INSUR ANCE CO., OF PHILADELPHIA. Office nsrtAwei* earner Pennsylvania avenue and 17IA eWeet, Wathin&ton City, D. C. STATEMENT OP BUSINESS FROM THE 1ST day of August to the Slat day of December, 1855: Amount received in marine premium!..$68,242 II Do fire premium*. 3^,90182 Total premium* for five month* ICS.151 13 Capital 1,250,000 00 *1^358,151 ?J3 Invested aa follows: Bond* of Allegheny county, Pittsburg, and Philadelphia C?ty6:* $71,721 66 Railrnau bonds, cos: 33,400 00* on first tnortjrege of real estate.. 59,UaO 00 Do stock*, c.dlateia'............... B0 384 00 Ca b in bank and on hand 11,092 Z2 Capita! subscribed 1,047,700 00 Premium notes, not ma'Jir??i 66 367 31 Due from ajenu (secured by bond*)... 18.853 01 Expenses and commissions II .662 33 1,358,151 13 Total amount of losses reported to 1st January, 1856: Fire $1,666 66 Marine 3.000 00 4,666 66 DIRECTORS. fTon. Thos. B. Fl-rence, Charles Dintee, Geore* H. Arm?trong, Tbotna* Mandrrfield, Charles A Rubitam, Edward R. Ilelmbnld, George Helmbold, F. Ca-roll Brewster, James E Nea!l, I>aac Leeth. Jr. THOMAS B. FLOUFNCE, President. EDWARD R. HELMBOLD, Secretary. LOCAL 8URVEYORB. Charles YVa'ter, No. 397 D street Jno. M. Thornton,corner Firs', street and Virginia avenue. James Williams, No. 22 Four-auda ball street. MARINE SURVEYOR. Capt. J. P. Levy, No. 474 Pennsylvania avenue. GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT. Joliu Thoma?on. The business of thia Company will compare fa vorab'y with th* m ?-t pucce.--iful of similar institu tions in the United Htate*. Fr'iin the lnday ot August, 18f5. in five months, up ti 1st January, 1856, the premium* received am'ninted to the !ar??e sum of owe hundred and ei>;ht thousand, owe iiunired and fifiy-onc dollars, with only foriy ti* hundred anil six!y six dillars l<>?see reported. vVith the^e evidences of success and goo<J man* a;' inrnl, the directors justified in soliciting a ?bare of public patronage, believing tlia? tlio ?? cu ri*v offered is am lie a-id thai all Jair ta m < w iil be aljusted mo. c according to equity le^al techni cal hies. With a view of affWrd'ng am Vie indemnity to the ptib'.ie, the company have dei-o*:tfd with MESSRS DUNCAN, SHKRM \N, k CO., OF NKW YORK, THfilK BANKERS, Ca-h and premium wote* to provide an accruing Trust Fund of One JTundrnl Thousand Dotlan, To be held ttiem a- a iditioi si swiriiy to policy holders for the payment of lo^e'. The company ie prepared to is-uc policies allien !os< or cama?e by flre on DWELLINGS, FURNI TO^K, Mli'Lo, MANUFACT"RI>H, WARE nOUSKS, a'l descriptions o.' BUILDINGS, and their content*, or all kinds of Ml* KCHANDISt, tian?r* rted by Vk^SkLS, PTKAMB'jATH, CA NAL BjATS, TAIL UlAUS, aid the usual con veyances to or frcm any r.orti??n of K'lROI'IC and AMKKICA, and on the hulls of STEAMBOATS t.avyaing tiie western waters The tates of premium will bi a? low as other companies, and in fix u? them every improvement ia construction and ara'igtment will be taken into consideration. All los?<? s speedily adjusted and pp-mpt'.y |aid. Office northwest c mer Pennsylvania avenue ai d Seventeenth street, Wa-hinglou city, D. C. Insurance mav aJ*o be effected at the Home ''f tt| Norlhweti comer Walnut and Sccond Streett, Phila delphia. AWo.attheC?.m1ai,y'f( ftices: New York ? A W. Tb mpron, No. 10 Wall i>ireet. lios on? Oliver Brewster, N ? 4 8 ate street. Talum -re? B II. Ri'-ha-dsou, No. 72 ' aUim tre stre-1. t;.rHn rati?Tav'or * Anthony, Charleston?J. H. Tay. lor, So. 121 IS. Pay street New Orlea is?ilamai Doane. Montgcm^ry?.Albert W i:iam<. Mobile? A. C. VVa'iijb. Pilt.-burg?T. J Hunter, No. 00 WaicrsU'tt Eavanra!:- A. Wilbur, No. Ill Bay street. Augusta?Girardey, WhyU- a To. Atlanta ? Marcus A. Bell. Trenton?Narr k Cocks. Fond du Lai?Robert A Bat:er. Vickbbjrg?J. Putr.ain. Buffalo?A Parker. Memphid? W. E. Milton. Detroit?Tnrmus Pa'mer A bon Milwaukie?A. Wellington Hart. WeU*bur|{, Virginia?lianforth Brown, jr. Krie, Pennsylvan.a?Allen A. C alg. Wyoming, Penney vania?R. C. i~mith. Louis viJ#?H. tl.Timbe.lake. Na^Lvllle? Joseph Na?h. Port and?D R->bit son, jr. Chica^r?K P. Ward Ran F a?ui-cn - Wil.iam Biggs. St. Louis?'1 hos K. Oourtei ay, getieial aient lor the southern and western State*. And in other principal cities of the Untt??d S ates by auibomtd officers of the com pauy. i* AOENCY OF THE Alliance Insurance Co. of ihilarfeliihia, Capital* $300,000! Annual report for the year ending January 1, 1KVJ. ASMti of tho Uompsny, cvnalatlag of BulIi m4 Bortjuei on uumcuitbert'J real tiUli $110,C0? OS fitrtek* of .)ther Oorport.lions, wortt p*r JB.S20 00 Cub on hsnd #1,86? >0 ftlltrt rerolvst/ls, MulitMt of Barlss nots? snd Short Isaot ftS.WS .0 Stock B0.M ?".?*? H > 70 $tl?,41S *0 Wliol* rMstpts for rresQlnms dttrfn* ths rs?r ?tlt.tll ?s Psl4 rot losses Slid sspsnses dorluf ih? 1 *r 71,1*1 M P M. Ml ?R I ARTY Prealdent. J. MORRIS THOMPSON, Secretary. THE GREAT WESTERN FIRE INSUR ANCE CO OF PHILADELPHIA. Capital f500,000. Charter Perpetual DIRECTORS. Charles C. Lathrop.S.'W Spruce street. Alexander WhUden, mercnant, 14 Nortb Front street. ? . ^ John C. Hunter, firm of Wright, Hunter ft Co. E Tracey. firm of Tracey A Baker. John R. McCurdy, firm of Jones, White ft McCurdv. Isaac Hs*lehurst, attorney and couoseilor. James tl Smith, firm of Jas B Smith ft Oo Theo W Baker, firm of Tracy ft Baker. R H. Walton, 360 Market street. Thomas K Limerick, ?i4 Spruce street. John J. Baker, Goldsmith's Hull. CHAKLKSC LATHROP, President. THOMAS K LIMERICK, Secretary. - i t Risks changed from other companies to this, no charge for policy fee. Enquire at the office of J K Keadall, over R. Morrow's Exchange Ott.ce lin.t doof West of W. B. Todd's Hat Store, on Pennsylvania avenue. ?17-.>a DAVID MYKRLEsAgant. Proposal* fcr Coppor-plate Engraving. OVVlCKSCPXaiSTENDKtfT PCBLIC PRIlfTIKO, > Washington, JnlyS5, 1S56. ( UPLICATE PROPOSALS WILL BE *E ceived at this otlice until the 14th day of Augast next, at 12 o'clock m , for engraving up on steel or copper, in the highest style of the sev eral styles of ika art or steel or copper-plate en graving, various maps, profiles, panoramic views and views of sccneiy required to Illustrate the several reports of surveys of a rail read route to the Pacific oct-an. Each proposal must be accompanied by satisfac tory evidence of the ability of lii? paity bidding to execute 'be work, by specimens of each class or *t)le of work bid r-r, executed in his or their twn office, and by a statement of the force which can be employed by each upon the work. It 1? to De distinctly understood that no bids will be entertained from any parties not directly enpsged in, and practically acquainted with, the s yle of work bid for. The hid * will state separately the price, and but one price, for each style of engraving (speclf>ing whether in line or otherwise) of earh map or plnte bid for, and the time required for executing Contiacts will l>e entered into whh, and bonds with ee urlty will be required from, the success ful bidders lot their faithful execution of the work 1 ^All werk will be required to be executed "to the satisfaction ?f the Secretary of War ." The work can be inspected by persons desirous of bidding theiefor, upon application at this of fice The proposals mast be addressed, one to the "Cuaiiinan of the Committee oa Engraving," "House ol Representatives Unit?d States," and one to A. U Seaman, Sunertrtflrfdent Public Printing. Washington, D U.,aid be plainly en

dorsedProposals ter Steel or Copper-nUte En. graving." ?? 1 A* 6. SEAMAN, 1 Jy tfi-dt 14 th Aug Superintendent. D EVENING STAR. To the Public ?The following statements, which have been delayed an entire week be cause of the absence of Mr. Barlingame, (who left this city on ths evening that his publica tion was made, and hai not yet returned,) are made in justice to ourselves and a gentleman who, at different times, has been guided by our counsel. As far as relates to the objec tionable portions rf Mr. Burlingame's speech oar connection with the matter has termin atsd. Th S. Bo^ocb, Joseph Lank. August 5, Tuesday evening. A Cahd.?No man could be more averse than I am to appearing before the pablio in relation to matters personal in their oharacter; and nothing coald hiduce me to do so in this case but the conviction that justice requires it. Mr Burlingame, of Massachusetts, in the card which he published in the National In telligencer of the 28th July, commits several errors, one of which seems to demand correc tion from me. He attempts to produce the itnpredion that I, in behalf of Col. Brooks, of South Caro lina, and at his instigation, endeavored by means, sometimes confidential, to persuade him to make some explanation which would satisfy Col. Brooks's friends with hia failure to call on him for satisfaction for the offensive language used in his speech of the 21st of June last. To show that I have not mistaken his pur pose, I make the following quotation from his card. Speaking of language cut out of a note of mine to him, he says : " Theso few words diaclojo the desire of Mr. Brooks, through persuasion, to get something which might sat isfy his friends for neglecting me in his liberal calls on gentlemen for personal satisfaction." Now. 1 assert that nothing could be more un just to Mr. Brooks, and nothing more untrue than such a construction of what passed be tween Mr. Barlingame and myself The communications which J mado to Mr. Burlingamo from Mr. Brooks were: 1st, His desire to know whether Mr Burlingame wocld accept a call for satisfaction from him , 2d, That ho [Mr Brooksl was satisfied with Mr. Burlingame's explanation made in answer to tho first question; 3d, That Mr Brooks de sired to have a written statement, containing the substance cf that explanation, to be us?d in his owu justification ; and that, on failure to obtain such a one, he would take soma de cided step in relation to the matter. Now, it never occurred to me that these oommunicHtions, though made with All the oourte?y with which I was capable, would be regarded ns particularly persuasive in their character or in tho circumstances under which they wcro made. Let the public judge When I first waited on Mr. Burlingame for Mr. Brooks, my personal acquaintance with him was very slight, ;.nd the accounts which had reached us of his viows and expressions on public questions were not such as to com mend him to southern men. I certainly had uo thought of offering him persuasions as to his personal affairs. I had a simple question to propound, and all I sought was to do it in a courteous and becoming manner It seemed to me proper thnt it should be done privately and quietly, rather than with a flourish cf trumpets and in tho midst of a crowd. That it was to be entirely confidential I did not, dream, becouso such an idea was inconsistent with the object of my mission. I bad come not only to bear a message, but to oarry back an answer. That answer might havo been as plain and brief as Mr Burlingamo chose to to make it. He migbr have said sim ply that that be would accept, or that he would not accept But, instead of tbis, he chose to enter at large into an exposition of his feelings towards Mr. Brooks, and of the vitws which governed bim in making his scotch. In doing this ht requested that many things said by h m should be considered eon. fl Jential; and these I fcave therefore not made public. I will aay, however, as he seems to think that their publication would benefit him, that he can remove the fcalof confidence whenever be choose*. All that was said by either party, with tho times and places of our subsequent meetings, may all come forth at his call. I know no word that I spoke which now, as a gentleman and as a friend of Mr. Brooks, I would not be perfectly willing should te known to the world In his last card Mr. Burlingame has said: 4i I owe it to truth to say that, from what I bad heard and seen of him prior to his assault on Mr Sumner, I had formed a high opinion of him; and that act, which I hav?j properly stigmatized, 1 did think must have been ab horrent to his better nature. In remembrance of my opinion of him. and feeling that through his conduct I could still detect traces of a gal lantry which some day might cause him to condbmn, as heariily as others do, his assault on Mr. Sumner, I had a larger charity for him than did most of my friends. Indeed 1 have been blamed for intimating the opinion that., in spite of that act, be was yet a brave man. Even as late as my conversation with Gen. Lane, when he stated that Mr Brooks desired a speedy meeting, I felt a glow of ad miration for him as a gallant foeman; but I wa3 wrong The expressions of kindnefs for him in which, following a proclivity of my htart, I had indulgeu, were entirely mis placed." It was these "expressions ojkindness ^ for Mr. Brooks now publicly avowed by Mr liur \ lingume, which in our first interview tended so much to satisfy me that there ought not to be a hostile meeting between them Then it was that I suggested to Mr. Burlingame tho propriety of saying nothing on the subject, be cause false rumors in relation to settlements often reopen difficulties. As Mr Burliugame admits that on our first interview I propounded a question trom Mr. Brooks which was categorical in its character, it clearly follows that the door was open for a categorical answer on his part. He, aowevor, voluntarily cho?e a different course. What his answer in substance, was, appears to me to be conceded in the cards both ot Mr. Bur lingame and Mr Brooks. He said '? that ho [Mr. BurlingameJ had no unkind feeling what soever for Mr Brooks, but on tho contrary, regarded him as a mau of courage and a mau of honor; that while he disapproved of the assault on Mr. Sumner, and felt bound cs a Massachusetts man to condemn it, he had designed to discriminate between the man and the act, and had said no more on the subjcct than his sense of representative duty required. Under these circumstances he was surprised to find that Mr. Brooks had taken exceptions to any thing which be had said. In relation to the boasts that had been thrown out in his name, he stated that they had not been authjriied by Ifim; but, on the contra r* he very strongly condemned both them and their authors?" This is the substance of his answer, and in strength of expression is certainly not over stated. It admits many mere expressions of good feeling to which he gave utterance The mere intention to be parliamentary wai not t/un Insisted on. The phraso even was not mentioned. Believing Mr. Burlingame to be sincere, I advised Mr. Brooks, without hesitation, that he could pursue the matter no further. He 2reed to accept the answer as satisfaetory. r. Burlingame expressed himself gratified at that result, and I rejoiced to believe that the affair was honorably ended. To meet any contingency which might arise, however, 1 mado a memorandum of the interview the next day after it happened. Some days after this, Mr. Brooks informed me that, in consequence of remarks which he heard were oommon in eertain eircles about Washington, he considered it proper that he should have a written statement of the settle ment as it bad oocurred Regretting that the necessity for it bad arisen, I prepared the statement at length, and on the day named in the cards of these gentlemen, 1 submitted it to Mr Burlingame, with the request that he would look over it and say whether he would approve it. When he bad kept it at least a half-hour, I applied to bim to know the result of his ex amination. With a strong compliment to mj fairness, he said it was correct. In his recent card he says: "When I bad read the first part 1 thought it did ma justice." I can but presume that " the first part," as designated by Mr Burlingame, included his answer to Mr. Brooks'f question. He would hardly hare stopped short of examining that before an* s wiring as to the correctness of the statement. When he informed me thai it was oorrect, he expressod a desire to retain it lunger in order to show it to a friend. That evening he sought an interview with me to say that bo bad looked at mv statement more carefully, and while he couid deny the correctness of no expression attributed to bim in it, yet, by the grouping of them which bad been made, it placed him in an improper posi tion, and, if published, would probably do him great itjury at home. We then attempted to agree upon such al terations as woula preserve the substance of the statement in a similar shape, but were un able. Thus the matter stood, when on the next day, the 15th of July, I addressed bim a note from my seat in the House of Represen tatives. The use that Mr. Burlingame has made of this note is the most extraordinary feature in bis very extraordinary card It strikes me as very strange that he considers this note, together with tho fait of his unwillingness to insert the word " honor" in the last state ment. as in no way private, while he seems to consider his answer to Mr. Brooks's first ques tion as being confidential. I forbear here to ?"oggest reasons or to make comments Strange, however, as is this position, there is yet a stranger feature connected with his use of that note. He cuts from the context single phrases to produce the impression that Mr. Brooks, through ine, was persuading him to make admissions, when the note itself, upon its face, places Mr Brooks in an entirely dif ferunt position. In the very beginning uf it I announced to him that I had tnat morning beard from a friend of Mr. Brook* that he bad reeolv&l to take some step in relation to the difference between them, and that I could no lorger control the matter I thus put Mr. Brooks in the position of resolve and deter mination. not of persuasion. This, I say, would be evident from the whole note. When I said that Mr Burlingame ought not to ob ject to saying, in answer to that note, that he did not intend to reflect on Mr Brooks per sonally, I merely meant to say that be ought not to object to put in writing wbat he had so ' flen declared to me verbally. He says truly that he did not answer in writing. I confess I was struck with the apparent ease with which be avoided writing. Had be written, as he in frankness might well have done, all question akout his position then would now be put to rest It would be oomfortably or *?? comJortaUy dear lie came to my seat and said, not wbat he states in bis card, but simply that he would like to confer with a friend, and be asked if I would have any objections to unite in that conference. I made no objection, but suggested that I might have a friend along, also The meet ing took place very speedily thereafter in one of the rooms of the Capitol; but my friend having previously left, I wa* alone with Mr. Burlingame and his friend. In some conversation which occurred be tween Mr. Brooks and mvself that day, he had said that he was willing to accept any paper from Mr Burlingame which disavowed the purpose to reflect on his courage or honor, and in the interview in the Capitol the only ?|uestion of difference was that 1 contended or the disclaimer in that very language, be cause Mr. BurliDgame's disclaimer in our for mer interview had gone fully to that extent. He contended that in disclaiming, a? be was willing to do, any intention to reflect on the "personal character" of Mr Brooks, he in eluded everything that manes up character, and that, theiefore, it w.ia unnecessary to in sert the word honor expressly ; and he stated that, in consequence of the prebable effect of it elsewhere, he perferred not to use that Word. After some discussion, being unable to agree with him upon the phraseology to be employed, I rose to leave the rcom. remarking that it appeared clear that the matter coul l not be arranged satisfactorily between in-, and that I regretted to believe that nothiig was left but for Mr. Brooks to send him a note, *which he would probably do in the oourse of that evening. Mr Burlingame asked me to pause, and said that he preferred that the matter should not go out of my han?s, and himself suggested a further conference at his own room that evening This expose of fact has been made necessary by the partial and delusive giving -out of Mr Burlingame about bis refusal to allow the word honor to be in. serted in bis la?t disclaimer. Tho conference called at Mr. Burlingame'a room was attended by himself. Mr. Speaker Banks, Mr. Boyce, and mjself. lu opening up the matter on that occasion, I gave the history of my whole connexion with it, and es 1 pecially the first message of Mr Brooks and j Mr. Burlingame a answer, the drawing up of the original ttatement, its being placed in Burlingame's hand, his declaration, after keeping it some time, that it was correct, and his subsequent objection to it on the ground that the grouping of his expressions in regard to Mr. Brooks was such as if published would do him an injury. I then stated the history of our subsequent efforts to agree upon some thing which would be equivalent substan tially to the first statement, and which might be free from the objection made to the '?group ing" of that one All which was admitted by Mr. Burlingame. This brought up the question whether the woi 1 honor should be inserted, as I contended that it ou^ht to be. Mr. Burlingame again urged that to disclaim any purpose to reflect on the u jrrtonal char acter' of Mr Brooks covered everything. Mr. Banks thought it sufficient, and Mr Boyce promptly agroed with them I 3tated that it appeared to me enough, but I apprehended that Mr. Brooks would take a difl^rent view of it Mr. Burlingame suggested that Mr. Boyce and myself, na triends of Mr Brooks, should adviso him that it was sufficient, and that be would probably acquiesce in our opinion. Ihe paper drawn up, as before stated, was taken by Mr Boyce and myself to Mr Brooks; and we advised him that he ought to accept it as satisfactory Several other friends beieg called in, all united in that opinion, and Mr Brooks accepted it accordingly. It was published as an uppendix to his speech, ana remained before the public seve ral days, when Mr. Burlingame'a card ap peared withdrawing it. This reopened a difficulty which I had been flad to believe was closed. Its 6absoquent istory is before the public. With that I have little to do. It i? difficult, however, to resist ihe reflection that if Mr. Burlingame'a expla nation as published by Mr. Brooks was not true, it was unmanly in him to consent to gireit ; if it was true, it waa weak and un eandid to withdraw it. As to its proper con struction, I saw no room fur doubt. Mr Burlingame had expressed himself to me, as appears from his card he might have expressed himself to othera, ao kindly towards Mr Brooks, and so free from any purpose to roflect on his personal character, as. in my judgment, to have rendered it inhuman in Mr. Brooks, under that explanation, to nave puraued him further. r Mr. Burlingame'a card iaerroneona, then, in saying that in his verbal anrwer to my note ot This excellent Family aad N< tainlng a | can be found In an? offcsr?la published er #etur day morning , Timaa. Single copy, per annum 91 U _ Tocin*. Five copies Ten copies * m rweaty copies m CTCa.., .mtuut tiauHi (I7^UMrl?eon|?8 (la wrappese) sen be pinait at the counter, linmsdlatalv after tks Inw a/ lit paper Price?Taaai Ctara PosTMasTaas who arts* areata will be allewret a commission of twenty per < the 15th July he niggested "that, u the mat ter seemed complicated, it night bo bat tar for us both to hold oar future conversations in the presence of others." Instead of this, he merely remarked that he wished to advise with his friend, aad asked if I would have any objection to meeting in conference with them. It is erroneous, further, in saying that I thought Mr Brooks would deem bis po sition unsatisfactory las ttfitldtd notktnf." used no such expreesion. It would have baen inappropriate I never asked him to re tract, or yield anything which he had said. I had merely asked if he would accept Mr. Brooks's call. To this question be interpoeed an explanation ; and the only queetioa was as to the sufficiency of that explanation, and whether, as made at one time, it was the same which bad been made at a former time. But the most important and grossest error of his card is his attempt to represent Mr Brooks as seeking, through me, to persuade hia to an explanation. As already stated, this is utter ly unsastained by the facts, and nobody could know anything better than Mr Buriingame knew tbeee facta at the tine he termed hia card. It appeared to me that jastloe to Mr. Brook* required this explanation at my hands. Hav ing made it, I leave the matter in its other aspects in bis bands, well knowing, as 1 do, that he understands full well how totakeeare of his own honor Ta. 8. Bocoe*. WasBiacro*. August 4, IBM. I have examined the foregoing card of Mr. Bocnck, and so fhr as it states facts purporting to fall within my knowledge. I find it fair, candid, and stricly true W. W. Bores. Ararat ft. 185ft. P oposals for Deepening the Outlet* of the Mississippi river into tbe Gulf of Mexico. ENGINEER DEPARTMENT, > Waihihotoh, August 4, i?<A } lJROPOJ?ALS HILL BE RECEIVED AT 1 this effiee until the Inrt day of October aext for "opening and keeping open snip channels of sufficient capacity to accommodate the wants of commerce, tnrough the Southwest Paa? and Pas? a l'Ou're leading from the Mississippi river into the Gulf of Mtxico," for which pntpo*e there wes approprlat-d, by act of Congress of 8th of July, .'-art, three hundred and thirty thousand dollars. bidders are requested to state the amount for which they win contract to open each of the channels specified throughout a weii J'fln.d width of three hundred feet, to a depth of not leas than eighteen f et be.ow the level of ? rdiiar? low wate?, wh'ch evel will be determined br a bn?ch mark on the shore. to b* e-tablishtd by aa effieer or officers appointed bv the Secretary of War; ard thev are also requeat'd to *tate ibelo:igeat prrloa ?f time for which tbev will contract to keep each channel open to such width and depth for the es Idue of tte appropriation after tbe amount o? t e bid for opening, If accented, la paid ; and to state also, in separate propo als. the ami pen tea hi* for opening and keeping opon each channel te a uniform depth of net lew than twenty feet through out a well defined width of three kandn-d fe-t The means by which it may be f ropo*ed to ac complish the wor? and the ka?t time ne< essarvfor opening the ? Lannels, must be slated in tne pro posal for each depth The right to accept the offtr which. In the opin ion of tte Secretar* of War, proposes tbe best method ol ac' omptisblng the o?j?ct contempt; ted and to accept either p-opoaal ?>f nay bidd-r for either of the p&saea, to the exclusion of the pro pos-ila of the *ame bidder for tbe other paaa. la reserved The quantity of matter ueceasary te be removed from tie existing clannels et the pa?*e? to be deepened, or the diatan< e aloag either ? hai.nei to which the work mu?t < xtend, in order to ootaln el'Ler of the s-ecifled dep.hs. eaunot. for wanr of acerirnte l?,format), n as to their reseat condition, be kt^ted Persons vrho desire t - unde take the w rk are expected, therefore, to Inform them e!vc of its extent, and of the be?t means of aoco, push ing it Aft-r a contract has been enered into, t -e place and directions of the channels to be opened will be designated to the contrauor by aa officer or officers appointed for that purpose by the Secre tary of War. end be emount wblch may be agreed upon for opening each will be paid after e?ch has been completed.and found, up-tn exami nation bv an tfficer or officers, appuinbdaa above, to be conformable, in all re pecta, to tbe stipule tioas of the contract; bu! no payment will be made ou aec .unt of any work done towards open - ing either chstnei until alter such channel shall have been completed, examined, and approved, (? above specified. At the ex kratlo > of one-third of t*e time dor in/ wb'.ch the channels are to be kept open, e gntv per cent of on?*-tblrd of tbe whole amount ot the contract for keepirg ?jen will be iaid , at tbe expiration of two-thirds of the time an addi tional payment of one third of the whole amount c>ntr?ctea far will b p->ld; a:>d atlbeeipt'aMoa of he whole time during which the e annesare to be kept open, the twenty percent reuloed a: ibe arst payment, and the remaining third of toe whole amount of the contract for keeping tt>? channels open, will be paid; but no payment will be made until alter the channels hava bt?en exam lned at eaca period of peymert. by an iffi er or o?rerw appointed by tbe secretary of War aad found to be in all respects conformable to con tract. Proposals must be sneompented bv evidence of ability to execute tiie work In -hewar, and wltaln the time piopased. and should bf addrensed to tbv "Engineer D-partmer;t. Waahlngt n," and en dorsed ?' Propo?als for opening channels at outicts of tbe Mississippi river " When the time wihin which proposals are to be received has expired they wl I be opened and considered, and a contract be entertd Into with ti.e bidder or Udders whose plan of operation and evidence of ability to execute-t"e work are iuo*t satis;actory to the -ec;etary of War. To be inserted for .birtv flays in ths National In telligencer, and tbe Evening r tar. Washing on, the Commercial Bulletin, and the Tiue New Orleans; ti.e Mobile Kegister. Mobile; the Arg-js. tnd the Pennsylvanian, at Phi adeipbla the Day Book, aud the Journal of Commerce. New \ ork, the Times, and tlie Post, Boaton; th? Rtr ib'l-an, and the Pilot,?t Loul.; theEnqul rer, Cin lunati, ai-d tue Demacrat, LouUvlUe Acccunts fur advert!-ing, with two copies of paper contalnlrg advertliement, to bj s*nt vo JU* g;neer Department ior payment. au id3bt ^EWS FROM THE AKITK: UttdiOIII. 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