Newspaper of Evening Star, August 14, 1856, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated August 14, 1856 Page 2
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EVENING STAR. * A HTWOTO? CIT T : THUBRDAY A?f?at 14, 193b. UZ7~ Advertisements should be banded In by o'clock, m., otherwise tbty may not appear ant!? tbe next A*f SPIRIT OF THE MORNING PRE88 The Iniolltgenetr, calling the attention of Congress to the importance of putting a atop to tbe use cf the United States mailt as a grat uitous means of transporting lottery circulars to be refused by these to whom addressed, says: u A friend a*ks if there_is no way to avoid the imposition of having to pay postage on lottery and patent medieine circulars, which are constantly sent to persons through the mail unpaid. The only way that we know of to ac complish this is tbe passage of the bill now before tbe House of Representatives, to which we called attention tbe other day, providing for the compulsory prepayment of postage on all this fort of printed icattar Prepayment ia required on private letters, why not on pri vate circular* The Union urges on tbe Uouse the pro priety of passing the bill of Senator Butler fixing tbe pay of the members of both Houses at $2,500 per annum, in addition to their present mileage?an increase to their present per diem of fifty per centum. The editor calls attention to the fact that justice has re quired an increase of the pay of the members of the Cabinet, the Supreme Court, the clerks, and other Government employees here, and holds that the causes making such legislation necessary, also make it nccessary to pass the bill of Mr. Butler; and, indeed, to allow the public printers the twenty per centum ad judged fcy the Court of Claims to be their due under the law, tbe wages paid to their hundreds of employees and agents having gone upconsid erably since the enactment of the law fixingthe rates of compensation by which they are now paid. The Union also defies the N. Y. Eve ning Post to make good its charge that Mr. Buchanan violated the subtreasury law by ur ging Mr. Polk to deporite S5o,000 in Simon Cameron's bank at Middletown.Pa. The editor puts an extinguisher on this absurd story, start ed only to break the force of the expected de velopment of financial transactions of Fremont of questionable propriety, by calling attention to three facts-vii: the deposite in Cameron's Bank was made November 4, 1844 ; 2J, Mr. Buchanan entered Polk's Cabinet March 4, 1845; 3d, tho subtreasury law wad passed August 6th, 184rt. Thus it seems that Tyler, and not Polk, was President when the depos it? was made, whioh took place twenty-ono months before the subtreasury law existed! WASHINGTON NEWS AND GOSSIP. Mr. Balls Speech.? I pon the strength of representations made by the Hon. Mr. Ball of Ohio, the House recently voted to have the superintendence of tbe erection of the addi tions to the Capitol and Treasury buildings transferred from the able and accomplished Government Engineers whi have managed them up to this time, and placed in the hands of civilians. In the course of the former con troversy upon this subject, we defined our po sition up> n this scheme to open the works of the Government in this city to peculation and fraud?for it amounted only to that, however honest Mr. B*U may be in believing that he is doing his duty in laboring to carry out the pr jocta of those who are advising him Tho result of tho former controversy on tni3 subject satisfied the last Congress that tbe only way to insure honesty and rigid accountability in the construction of such works on Govern ment account, was to keep them as, at present, ia charge of engineer officers of the army. Then, as now, disappoin ed bidders for con tracts, and men who would not be trusted by the officers in charge because they knew them well, prevailed on members of Congress to "kick up a dust ' over allegations of improper expendi tures and faulty plans in the construction of the works in question. But on that occasion, unfortunately for the success of their schemes of plunder, they commenced the attack early enough to enable those sought thus to be injured, to defend themselves to the satisfac tion of all unprejudiced persons, and complete ly to turn the tables on their accusers. Those now engaged at such work have taken care to time their attack ro as if possible to obtain a decision by Congress only on their one sided stories promulged in the speech of Mr. Ball Knowing Mr. B. as well as we do, we are ?imply amused at the part he is playing as their spokesman. He left the neighboring county of Fairfax, Va , for Ohio, with barely sufficient education to allow him to g?t on de cently in bis calling of a deputy sheriff, and, subsequently as a sheriff of an agricultural county in that btate. He comes back to this region without an iota of education or attain ments in addition to those with which he left us, not obtainable from experience in the dis charge of a deputy sheriff's calling, and grave ly undertakes to sit in judgment upon the plans, estimates, measurements, Ac. of works of science and art more elaborate and compli cated very properly, than any others of the description now in course of construction elsewhere in the civilised world. There is a de gree of modesty manifested in his ai-umption of fitne.-s to discharge the duties he has under taken, exceedingly refreshing, even inthe.-e times, when everybody seems to fancy himself competent to everything While we sincerely believe Mr Ball to be perfectly honest in this matter, we as sincerely believe him, in his profound ignorance of the task he has in band, to be the dope of designing men who have se lected him for their instrument, as best fitted of all the members, because he really knows '??? of tbe subject matter than almost any other one of them. has assumed to vouch in the hall for the Correctness of the . 'legations of the interested cr;.v.u"r:^r;:t.r,Dt8f >im' "d that the gentlemen L,,"'dlh " f"r*ra,"ed cat,-pa. for deeding .nd a?priMi J*""1 viators conceivable, and ha. demonstrating but a single fact-vi, that if constituencies will send ignorant men k> Con gress without suffioient brains to keep out of the clutchesof the harpies who watch so unceasing Iy to use mch subjects for their own interests, itey may expyt year after year to find the construction of public buildings delayed and r thereby enhanced by the drawbacks con?fquent upon efforts to carry out tbe Kh'Ul" "f "bo have failed ,o obtain opf oriunitie. make money on, gov ?.nrnent work'. - g"'i "??Mit7 of th. charge* nf Mr Ball. u> which c.nDol . ? .or -ml cf epaee, a,* ? capitally ill.i. '? <ba io,k LWltr and Enquirer of the day before yesterday, a* that we quote frmn it as follows: We quote fnm Mr Ball's speech the fol lowing specific charge . . " Bef. re I take leave of the Treasury build ing, and pass to the consideration o P tol and Post Office extensions, F*?1' to make a single remark in reference to the ma rine hospital now in process of JJJ? J1 Cleveland, Ohia That is one of the eifhtj four public buildings, the control of which is committed to this same officer. (Captain Bow man ) When at home some five or six weeks ago I met with an intelligent gentleman of my'own city, a Democrat in politics?and a Nebraska man at that?who had recently paid a visit to Cleveland?he has himself boen an extensive master builder. IJe h id been ex amining this marine hospital building in coin r.anv with a friend of his a resident of Cleve anu, who is also a master-mechanic He in formed me that his friend declared that he i could be glad to make a contract with the Crov ernment, giving ample security for its ful filment, whereby he would obligate hi mself to construct just such a building on the adjoin ing lot, equal in size, workmanship, material and all other respects, to the present one for the sum which the G-ovtrnment has actually paid for plans, superintendence, and engi neering upon this. From observation^ here and abroad, and from a careful scrutiny of this report of the Secretary of the Treasury, the cauviction has forced itself upon my mind that there has been, and now is, a loose, lav ish, if not reckless, expenditure of money in the construction of all these public buildings; and hence I have felt to bo a duty incumbent upon me to ask the House to join in this in vestigation. and to adopt the resolution now before it, calling for information in detail as to the character and cost of the labor and ma terial used in the construction of the Capitol and Post Office enlargement. "1 prefer no charge of corruption against Captain Meigs, the officer in superintendence, nor do I accuse him of neglect of duty; on the contrary it gives me pleasure to say, that my brief intercourse with this gontlomau has favoranly impressed me with his strict atten tion to duty and uncommon energy of charac ter. My objection is not to him personally, but to what I regard as the extravagantly expensive scale ot bis plan and workmanship. If the Government desidered to build a for tiess to be made ns impregnable as Cronstadt is represented to be, I doubt if a man in the nation could be found better qualified to take charge of such a work than Captain Meigs ; but gentlemen schooled in the military service learn a great deal more about constructing public work with strength than with economy. and seem to have no idea of the value of money. Such must be the conclusion of all who examine into the cost of the various struc tures placed ncder their direction " N<>w, one fact will very conclusively show how reckless was Mr. Ball's assertion, based upon mere hearsay. And yet upon such sup postionP, honestly entertained no doubt, but adopted without reflection or consideration, and utterly unworthy of belief, tho House having faith in Mr. Ball, has acted definitive ly. ify the report and affidavit appended be low, it appears, tho total ?ost of Superintcn dance, Eogintcring, etc , etc, running through the years '45, '46, '49. '50, '61. '52. '53, '.^4, '53, '56, amounted to only 59,826? little enough in all conscicnce. For this sum Mr. Ball led the House to believe, on the a^uranc. of a man who is aow an applicant for the su perintendeiiCe of the new Custom House at t'uo same place, that he would be too happy to con struct the entire work, which had cost the Government J**4 275! The Hon Mr Ball kii- ws, or should know, that the building al luded to, stands on a ten acre lot the whole of which is surrounded by a stone walltf mason ry seven fret high with a stone coping ! ! ! Now let him ask himself, and inform the House he has so grossly, yet unintention ally misled, whether that wall, to say nothing of the building itself, could that waJl have been built for twice the sum of 59.826?the entire cost of superintending, engineering, Ac. Ac Never was a public man led into such ri diculous errors, as has been Mr Ball, in rela tion to bis complaints against Captains Bow man and Meigs and the Treasury Department, in connection with the public buildings; but our regret is, that this waut of accuracy has so entirely inisiel the Hou*c of Representa tives Long experience has satisfied us that the most, we had almost said, the only hon est agents for the disbursement of the public monies, as a class, are the officers of the army and navy. They never speculate ; and their works are always faithfully and substantially built?too much so to please Mr. B.ill, who ap pears to regret that the capitol may not fall down by its own weight. Cleveland, July 24. Sir: ?My attoction having been called to the speech of Hon. Edward Ball, of Ohio, on the subject of expenditures upon the public buildings I have respectfully to represent that all that part of bis speech which relates to the Cleveland Marine Hospital is utterly at variance with the truth Mr Ball has beon grossly imposed upon by the master mechanic of Cleveland, through the master builder of Louisville. In proof of this, I will give a brief history of the work, and state facts which cannot be controverted-. In 1845 an appropriation of SB,333 was made to construct the Cleveland Marine Hospital. W ith that sum I put ur> the foundation, walls, and basement story. No further appropria tion was made to continue the work, until af ter the Mexican War, it was being resumed under my charge, with a fair prospect of its speedy completion, but Gen Taylor's death brought about a change of Cabinet, and Mr. Corwin, the newly appoihted Secretary of the Navy, removed me to make room for one of his friends, Mr. John Coon, then a clerk in the Department of the Interior. Mr. Coon remained superintendent of the building until the present administration came into power, when I was re-appointed. Up to this period the woik had been carried on by hiring me chanics aud laborers at a cortain ptr diem al lowance. The more expeditious and economi cal system of having it done by contract, was adopted by the Department, and having made my estimate for completing the work, botore approving It, the present Secretary of tli3 Treasury, sent on Cjpt. Bowman an uble en gineer to examine the building and report the amount required to finish it This was done, and bis report being in conformity with my estimate, the appropriation passed, and a con tract favorable to Government was made, by which the Hospital has been completed, and in workmanship and material, is inferior to no other building in the country. And when we tako into consideration the frequent interruptions in the progress of the work, running through a period of ten years ; the nature of the ground upon which it stands ; the cost of grading a ten acre lot, with a rough broken bank rising sixty feet above the lake, into which a double row of piles had to be driven to protect its whole front; also that the building id composed of massive stone, and the grounds enclosed with a substantial stone wall ami neat iron railing, the work at a cost of $&4,27 ?> cannot bo called an expensive on&* And now for tho sum which the government has actually jaij for plans, superintendence ann engineering: Paid S. H. Webb for superintendence, includ ing plans and engineering, during the years 1845 and '46, 1819 and 60, and lb5j and 61 Paid John Coon for superintending, according to his statement 2,736 Whole expenditure $9,826 And for this sum of $9,826 according to the Hon. E Balls' statement. Mr Cleveland, mas ter workman, informed Mr. Trumbull, exten sive master builder, that he would be glad to make a contract with the Government, giving ample security for its fulfillment, whereby he " would obligate himself to construot just such a building ou the adjoining lot, equal in site, workmanship, material, and all other respects to the present one " Can folly or falsehood go farther than this ? It is due to the honest mechanics in this com munity that the name of Cleveland Mor ton, master workman, who invented this scan dalous story be made known, also the name of the Zanesville Nebraska Democrat, an exten sive master builder, who had the credulity to believe, and the folly to repeat it to Mr. Hon. Edward Ball I am, very respectfully, your ob't serv't, S. H. Webb. Private Bills ? The early adjournment of the House jesterday, under the existing pres sure of the buaia?? on their decks, and after their earnest of the day before of a determi nation to stick manfully to work during the brief balance of the session, caused many claimants who are hanging between life and death as it were, to pass a sleepless night. Two hours devoted yesterday afternoon to the private calender would probably have been sufficient to have passed fifty private bills to which no one object?, for the want of which action hundreds having just claims on the treasury will be kept out of their honest dues, certainly until the next session ; though while they are almost on the point of starvation, the treasury is overflowing. Their cases are hard ones indeed, and they have the sympathy of those who desire that the Government of the United States shall deal justly by all. Alas, however, sympathy only increases their heart sickness. The Elections.?The following additional election news has been received : MISSOURI St. Louis, Aug. 12 ?Sufficient returns have now been received to warrant the announce ment of the election of the following State ticket: Governor?Trusten Polk; Lieut. Governor Hancock Jackson ; Attorney General?Benaj F Massey ; Auditor?E. B. Ewing; Treas urer?W H. BuffiDgton. The above are all anti-Benton Democrats, and it is conceded that their plurality will average 7,000 The regular newly elected delegation is as follows: First district?Blair, Republican; Second?Anderson, American; Third?Greene, Democrat; Fourth ?Craig, Democrat; Fifth? Woodson, American ; Sixth?Phelps, Demo crat, (re-clected); Seventh?Caruthers, Dem ocrat, (re-elected) Aikens (K N ) has been elected to fill the vacancy in the present Con gress caused by Miller's death. The Legislature wiil be democratic, but not largely so. KENTUCKY. It was estimated in the House to-day that the aggregate Democratic majority at the re cent election in Kentucky will foot up between twelvo and thiiteen thousand. Our impre? sion is that the Democrats have not carried the State by more than ten thousand majority. Land Warrants Still Declining ?The mar ket both here and in New York is reported overstocked. A few sales were made in the latter city on yesterday at 87i cents per acre forl20's; 92i for 160's and 80's. Large lots were refused. Prices are a figure better here The bill pending before Congress to make land warrants rcceiveable for the reserved sections on railroad grants and at public sale?, intend ed to enhance the value of warrant?, was de feated in the House on the day before yester day by a large majority, and dealers having no h^pe of an improvement in prices are now throwing their 6toclc on the market, and as prices are reported below SI per sere in the Northwestern States The demand being light, with an increased supply, tho market must give away, until they reach a point that will induce capitalists to purchase; when it may settle down to about 85 to 95 cents per aero. By the 1st January next it is supposed that the lands in Kansas and Nebraska will be brought into market, and the issue having greatly fallen off by that time, better prices may be obtained, and warrants may go above $1 per acre. The Kansas Amendments ?Some of the newspapers aro anticipating that the House will continue to insist upon their amendments to tho Army appropriation bill designed to effect the institutions cf Kansas, and secede from those of the same character they have fastened on the Civil, Executive and Judicial appropriation bill, the enactment of which is necessary to secure their own pay, mileage, book-distribution money, Ac , Ac The pub lic await with no little interest tho denoument in this case, to learn whether the majority, who have time and again in the course of the session over-ridden law, constitution, justice, anl even all pretence of right in carry ing out their plans assailing a soction of the Confederacy, will or will not cap the climax, by subjecting themselves to the just scorn and derision of the country by such legislation as is described above. The Tehuantepec Boute.?The reader will find on the Star's first page, to-day, a curious and instructive letter from P. A. Hargous E?q , which we take from the New York II'raid of the day before yesterday, from which it will be perceived that investing in the stock of tho New Orleans company, pro posing to open the Tehuantepec route across Mexico, will be, to eay the best for the scheme) a very hazardous business, Indeed. Internal Improvements.?Just as we go to press we learn that the proposition to pass the bill to improve the Des Moines Rapids over the President's veto was lost ; it having re ceived three votes less than the two thirds requisite under the Constitution. Resignation of an Army Officer.?The re signation of Assistant Surgeon De Witt C. Peters, medical department, U S. A , has been accepted by the President?to take effect October 1. 1856. Ihe Current Operations of the Treasury Department.?On yesterday, 13th of August, there were of Treasury warrants entered on the books of the Department? For redemption of Texas debt. .. $ 15,389 18 For the Treasury Department... 254 55 For the Interior Department 150,444 85 For Customs 11,353 85 War warrants received and en tered... 37,829 87 War repay warrantsreceived and entered. 201 15 Interior repay warrantsreceived and entered 1,499 00 Frommiscellaneoussources...... 20,992 34 On account of the Navy. 68,773 00 Repayment on account of the Navy 808 92 CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS. In the Senate, yesterday, after we went to press, at the conclusion of their executive ses sion the bill to fix the pay of the members of Congress was discussed at length, and passed with amendments. The bill for the relief of Mrs Mary Gay was next passed. And the Senate then adjourned. In the House, the executive, legislative ami judicial appropriation bill being under consideration in the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union, and the question being on the amendment oi the Senate to strike out the following proviso in the bill? " Provided, That tho money hereby appro priated shall not be drawn from the treasury or any part thereof, and the 6ame or any part thereof shall not be paid out of any other money in the treasury, or any other appro priation mado by Congress, until the criminal prosecutions now pending in any court of the Territory of Kansas, against any person or persons charged with treason against the Uni ted States, and all criminal prosecutions, by information or indictment, for any alleged violation or disregard of the provisions of the laws of a body of men who assembled at the Shawnee Mission, in said Territory, claiming to be the legislative assembly of said Terri tory, shall be dismissed by the court, and every person who has been or may be re trained of his liberty by reason of such pr ?Sf - cut; <!i or prosecutions shall be released fr> m confinement." Mr. Pennington moved to amend the Amend ment by adding the following : Provided, That no part of the money ap Eropriated by thin act for the Territory of .ansae shall be drawn from the treasury, or Said oat of any other appropriation made by ongress, until every person oharged with treason against the United States, or other offences founded upon any participation of such person in the formation of the eonatita tion known as the Topeka constitution, any measure preparatory thereto or in pursuance thereof or in the body claiming to be the leg islature of said Territory, oonvened at Topoka, or any measure preparatory thereto or in pur suance thereof, or any violation or disregard whatever of any enactment of the alleged leg islative assembly of said Territory recently assembled at Shawnee Mission, shall be re leased from confinement and discharged from fuither prosecution therefor ; but nothing con tained in the proviso shall be so oonstrued as to prevent the indictment, arrest, prosecution, punishment, or detention in or by any oourt of the t nited States in said Territory of any person who shall have violated any provision of any act of Congress in the commission of any offence against person or property in said Territory. Mr Campbell, of Ohio, stated that he was satisfied that no man would be prosecuted, imprisoned, or punished in Kansas for treason. He took the responsibility of saying that he knew it. but refused to give hig authority, as ho could not do so without violating confi dence. After further debate, the amendment was ngreed to?ayes 92, noes 73 ; and the Senate amendment, amended, was concurred in. The amendment of the Senato to strike out the following proviso? 14 Provided, however, That no part of the money hereby appropriated shall be expended for prosecuting or detaining any person or per sons charged with treason or any other politi cal offence in the Territory of Kansas, or for any prosecution that has been heretofore insti

tuted for political offends." was agreed to, with an amendment offered by Mr Pennington similar to the one above. After acting upon the various other amend ments of the Senate to the bill, the committee rose and reported its action to the House. The question being on concurring in the amendments of the Sonate, the previous ques tion was ordered Mr. Eustis asked leave to introduce the following resolution : Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to communicate to this House what action has been taken or decided upon by the Executive in connection with the prosecutions instituted against any parties implicated in the disturbances in the Territory of Kansas. A number of members objected, and the resolution was not received And then, at a quarter after 4 o'clock, the House adjourned. PrecssdlKgs ef Te-Day. In the Senate, to-day, various resolutions of tho Legislatures of New Hampshire and Ar kansas wero prcseuted, read from the Clerk's desk, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Clay objected to the printing of the New U impshire resolutions on the ground of the in sulting language embraced in them. But at the suggestion of Mr Toombs he withdrew hia objection shortly afterwards they passed the House bill for the relief of Isaac Adams, and then took up the bill to create an additional land office in California, which was under consid eration when the Star went to press. In the Home, tho Civil, Legislative atd Judicial appropriation bill, as last reported hack from the Committee of the Whole, wae t.tken up. and they proceeded to consider the recommendations ot the Committee of tha Whole with reference to the different amend ment? of the Senate to the said bill; previous to which Mr. Campbell, of Ohio, addressed the House. Alt the said amendments were then agreed to without a division until they arrived at the amendment of Mr Campbell, of Ohio, to the Senate amendment appropriating $182 500 to pay for the books to be distributed a:non?- the members, which proposed to authorize any member to reject his share of the said books, and direct the clerk to notify the Hou?o in each such cat-e at the commencement of the next session ; which was agreed to by yeas and nays?yeas 95, nays 82 The next question put by yeas and nays was on agreeing to the proviso of Mr Pen nington, (printed above in yesterday's pro ceedings oi tho House ;) and it was agreed to ?yeas 96, nays 91. FEE80NAL. .... "Lord Stanley, a son of the Earl of Derby," an English paper states, "has an nounced a penny paper, to appear in a short time, under his immediate-direction." .... Professor De Janon and lady, of West Point, C. H. S. Fiyanirn, Charge d'Affaires from Portugal, and Prof. Green, of New York, are at Willards' Hotel. ....C. A. Bristed, who during some years residence abroad, has been a frequent oon tributor to Fraser's Magazine, on American subjects, has returned, for a few weeks, and is passing this month at Newport, R. I. .... Tbe Paris correspondent of the Boston Post says that the emperor Napoleon has eot the summer oomplaint, and awfully too! He is bathing away at Ploinbleres, drinking the waters, taking foot exeroise,- Ao , and all to no purpose. .... There wb# quite u gathering of gentle men connected with the press at Nahant, a few days since. Mr Holbrook, of the New Orleans Picayune ; Mr Shattuck, of the Cin cinnati Columbian ; Mr Wilkins, of the New York Herald ; and several members of the Boston fraternity. .... 44 Belle Brittan ' says she would like to live in a planet where costume would grow upon us; whero we could leaf out and blow out like vines and lilies ; and where children could be gathered from tho trees like peaches. Who knows but we shall be 'put through a course of sprouts' similar to this in somo if tho worlds to come." ....Miss Charlotte Cuehman is about re turning to the United States to fill an engage ment. Mr. Macready and Mr and Mrs. Chas. Kean are, it is faid. about coming to America. The Marsh children are playing at Buffalo, N. Y. Bosio and Ro3e Dcvries are in London. PauIJulien is giving concerts at Saratoga Miss Eliza Logan is in Boston Miss Mary Partington is dancing at the Bowery theatre, New York, and Mrs. C Howard is playing at Burton's theatre in the same city. .... Col. Benton in a speech at St Louis, on the 3d inst., took credit to himself for naming the great Commoner of Kentuoky, the Pacifi cator, in the following manner. He said : " The Bible said that 4 blessed was the peacemaker,' aud in families, in neighbor hoods and nations, the benediction applied He (Benton) had saluted Henry Clay with tho title of the ? Pacificator of bis oountry,' at Higby's, six miles from Lexington, tho day of the groat dinner thero, and it was received with plaudits by the vast assembly." POLITICAL ITEMS. Abraham Sanborn, Straight Whig, has been nominated for Congress by the Democrats in the fifth distriot, Maine. The Republicans of Waterbury, Maine, have put forward Freeman H. Morse, of Bath, as their candidate for Congress. Hon Lewis D. Campbell has been renomi nated for Congress by the Fremont party in the third district of Ohio C. L Vallanding ham is his Democratic opponent. It is stated that Reverdy Johnson will pub Iish a letter in a few days, defining his posi tion. similaily to Senator Pearce, for Bucnau an Democratic and Whig mass meetings were held at Waterville, Maine, yesterday, and strong symptoms of a coalition were manifest ed. At the latter a letter was read from Ru fus Choate favoring Mr. Buchanan. 8060 copies of the Life of Buchanan, as is sued by Derby A Jackson, havo already been sold by one house at retail- The demand for it is steadily increasing. The 44 Life of Fre mont," also published by Derby A Jackson within the last week, is going off rapidly. 4 Western Border Life" i? out?published by the same house (D A J ) Although it has a strong leaning to black republicanism it pjs. senses sufficient freshness to save it Iron being a Motional book. Eae? Coous ?r iu Sen.?The Aufuu Chronicle and Sentinel, of the 1st insttntsays: A friend brought uc two days ago two Shaqg hai eggs, united a la Siamese, by a band. They wero laid by a hen before the shell* were entirely hardened. Being or the window aill in o?r office, exposed to the sun, they were perfectly oooke 1?the yolk* being as solid aad (ulverulent aa ia usual with a hard boiled egg hey were seen by many visitors, and may still be seen there. Maaa VtmaiRiA Coal ?A new eoal bed has been recently opened on the landa of Thomaa Shannon, E^q , in Wythe oounty. The Tele graph says : " It ia as good an article of bit? minooa coal as we ever saw, and the bed from which the gpecimen sent to us was taken ia believed to be inexhaustible. It is aboet six teen miles from WytheTille, and near the Wythe and Taiewell turnpike. A Qobbr Place to Fio?t.?Some rears ago, says au Eugliah paper, when Mr. I>eaa aad his corps of divers were employed in clean ing the wreck of the Royal George from the anchorage at Spithead, two privatea in the sappers and mtnera, at work under water, squabbled and had a set-to in the briny deen Oneof (hem succeeded in breaking a window in his antagonists helmet, and the unfortunate diver was dragged up to the surface half drowned. The St. Louis Leader, after rejoicing over the defeat of Kennett by Blair, aaya : " We^ are glad, too, in general, that the Know Xothinga are beaten It will be a heavy blow and diaconragemeut to the Fillmore cause throughout the South, and will proportion ately benefit the canse of Mr. Buchanan. The poor pretext that Fillmore is a national can* didate will be effectually exploded. By ad vocating the cause of Mr. Reynolds, we have contributed to this result, and we are satis fied." a POSTPONEMENT OP THE RAF FLE ?On account of unavoidable cir cumstances the raflle of Fancy Dressing Oases. Music, Work?tanda. Jfce , la postponed until after the 1st proximo. T. GALL1G1N A CO , au 14-3t 370 Pa. avenue. ,NO EXTRA CHARGE TO GO TO _ Nor.'olk and Portsmouth fcy the f team er Powhatan, which leaves for Old Point FRl DAY, -at 8 p m au 13 FROM 11 O'CLOCK SATURDAY'to __ 14 o'clock Sunday, you have all this time at Old Point Comfort to enjoy yourself, if {ou go on the Steamer POWHATAN, Captain lltebell, which leaves her wharf FRIDAY AF TERNOON, at 8 o'clock. au 13 ATTENTION, SCOTT tiUARDS ?You are hereby requested to attend a meeting of the Company on THURSDAY EVEN fx? next, August 14th, at 7K o'clock precisely. By order of the Lieutenant Commanding : an 13-9t* T. WITHERS, 1st Sgt. NOTICE?I SHALL NOT REPLY in detail to JULIAN VANNERSON'S card of the Sth last . In reply to mine of the 5th, a?< 1 am willing that he should enj?y the fall ben efit of his appeal to tfce public f"r a suspension of opinion until he can present '-the fact*" In his own form I merely repeat that what I published 1* trr.e?that kr appropriated funds of mine to a lar/i* amunt fr. r kit individual benefit, as can be shown by the books kept by himself, and after ? wards examld^d and posted by two competent 1 bookeepera, under his own supervision. au 12-1 we J. H. WH1TEHURST. .NOTICE?LIBRARY HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, August 1Kb. 1-56 ?Persons having Books belonging to this Library are requested to return them before the adjournment of Congress. au li lw C. B. ADAMS, Librarian NOTICE?THE SUBSCRIBER begs leave to call the attention of tfce public to his stock of GLASS and QUEEN SWA RE before purchasing elsewhere, as by so doing .hey will save from 15 to 25 per cent. Toilet and Dinner Sets lower than the lowest at 309 Pa. avenue, between 9th and 10th streets Je 9-8m JOHN McDEVITT O.O F?CENTRAL LODGE N^. i, I O.O F , intead giving at Excur sion to the White House !? or partlcu ars see advertise ment Bv order of THE COMMITTEE au !2-eo3t POLIT'CAL FLAOS, FOR THE JUYEN nile Politicians, for sale by au 14-3t LAMMOND SIX (JTST8 REWAKD and ne Thanks. Ranaway from the subscriber an lndentued apprtntl^e, John W. Wheeler au 14 3t? ALFRED JONES Buchanan scottis?h? Fillmore do W heatlend do Just published at our Piano and Music Store, au 14 JOHN F. ELLIS. $ 1 HO XVILL PAID FOR EVIDENCE that will convict the person whoahot one of my servants in my garden from a boat on Sunday evening, the 10th Instant There were thiee persons In a bUck boat with a white strrak. The had landed and were ordered off by the ser vants, wheu they were fired upon, and one of them shot In the arm. au 14-41 B. W. HUNTER PRINTING PAPER. SUITABLE FOR NEWSPAPER AND Speech printing, for sale, mill price Also, Cap, Note, Letter, Envelope, and other papers. WM F BAYLY, au 14-eo4t Pa. ave , bet. 11th and 12th sts. FILLMORE AND BUCHANAN. (CORRECT LIFE SIZE PORTRAITS OF S Buchanan and Fillmore. Also, several handsome colored Engravings In Gilt Frames Paper-hangings, fine, medium and low-priced; Flrebcard Print*. W indow Shades, Cords. Tas ! sels, Ac , for sale by J. MARKRITER, 50u Seventh street, next door to au 14-3t? Odd Fellows' Hall. MOONLIGHT EXCURSION, OF THE CONGREGATION A ND friends of Grace Church, la- _ ffll """ ^ land. Rev A. Holmead, Rector, on^4sAiS^t TU ESDAY^August 19, on the steamer GbOkGfi WASHINGTON. The boat will leave the foot of Eleventh street at 4 o'.loi k p. m , touching at Alexandria at 5 o'clcck, ai d proceed to the White House, were a collation and refreshments will t? se.-ved up by the ladles of the congregation, leav ing the White House In time to retnrn to the city by 12 o'clock. A Band of Music will Vc on board. Tickets FIFTY CENTS: children half price. Tickets to be had at J RoMnson's Jewelry Store, opposite Browns' Hotel; at Farnham's and MorrUon's Bookstores, and at the boat, au 14-d ACADEMY OF MUSIC. J P. CAULFIELD, FROM DUBLIN, IRK ? land, having made Washington his resi dence, will open his Musical Academy on the first Monday of September, at Carusi's Saloen, in the north room, entrance on 11th street, where he Intends teaching In Classes the various branches of Music by the celebrated system of Logler, now In general use in the London Academies. The classes will be as follows, namely: Piano Forte Classes, Singing Classes, and Classes for study of the Science and Theory of Music. Terms In advance, for each pupil in class 85 per quarter, of twenty lessons. Private lessons In either of the above branches. L?s*ons of one hour each twice a week, S40 per quarter; half an hour, Si(i per quarter Lessons on the Organ to those already advance In music, S50 per quarter. J. P. CAULF1ELD will also attend In George town two days in the week Please apply at the Music Store of George Hli bus, or at tee Piano Store of John F. Ellis, au 14-eo3w? CHAMP BRUSHES, FOR REMOVING the pains of the cramp without snatching the skin, like the ordinary hair lesh brushes Forsaleat T GALL1GAN A CO >8, 370 Pa avenue, urder au lV3t Browns' Hotel CHIK SALE HORSE, BUGGY AND HAR r NK*S?A gentleman who intends leaving the city, haa for sale an excellent 2^9^ family Horse, a rapid traveler, gentle in harnet* a-d under saddle Also, a new Uuggv and new Harness complete. May be aeen at Mr. BIRCH 'S Stables, 14thttreet au i3-4t? LOST-ON SATURDAY EVENING^THE 9th Instant, between the corner of 11th and F streets and Dr. Van Patten's First W'ard, the lower portion of a Gold Ear Drop. It was under stood to have been found by a gentleman in Georgetown The finder will be liberally reward ed bv leaving It at this eflice, as it wss a present fiom a friend. au 13-3t* TO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND OTHERS. I WILL CONTINUE TO SELL OUT MY stock of fine 8EGARS and TO-. BACCO at prime co*t. Being desi I 10us of changing my business thisL__ will be a fine chance to lay in a good stocc of Se gars and Tobacoo at cost. Call and try lor your selves oocd Will, Stock and Fixtures for sale. B. C. PUKDV, au 13-lw Pa. ??him, neat M street . Wants. WANTED -A SITUATION BY A BE ?portable rrrnvg woman as seern?trrss, or ehambrrmald. or both la a respectable fa**?tl . The be* t of refere ce gives Addreas "H B ?' 318 V irgtnla avenue, or at tba Star Office, whi ~h will be ntcndfd to with promp'nMU It? WA^TKD-A GOOD COOK, MAN OR Woman for the ?t*amboat Crotn fw To on* of ate ?dy. cbanly bab'ts I wMl give 0M B'r month 1 him li bat two tresis te prepare, leakfast and D-aner. Apply on the boat an 14 3f H( WANTED-TO HIRE A GIRL TO GO IN tee country about five miles to Ao [emml housework Apply toOWEN LEDDV, on ?th, between 6 and H streets^ a a 14-St* [OUSE FOR RENT?THE COM MODI L oua frame House sttcsted on L stree*. b? - twees 9th and lOtli, containing II rooms, with a pa*-a^e It baa a pump of good water la the yard. Also, a stabl attached, capable of eon t'lalaz ttree borsea and car Mage Rent 9 TOO p? r annum Erqalre on the r?*ni tea. No 5M ao 14-1W GEO T LANGLEV. WANTED?AT THE U. S. TR EAPI' K V Extension, Washington city, thirty gocd Granite Cut era, to whom liberal wage* will he given Apply on the work A. H BOWMAN. Superintendent Treasury Ezter?lo?, au 14-lw (Baltimore Pun and Argus one week and send bill to this office ) ANTED?A SERVANT WOMAN, TO cook, waab and Iron for a amali family In the country Apply at the Lamp and Oil stars of J. R Me6REBOR, S31 Seventh street. an 13-3t WANTED IMMEDIATELY?A FIRST rate Journeyman Barber and H^lr Drwwrr, to whom the best wages will be given. None but good hands used apply. MARC DU B ANT, an 13-3t 111, ? side Pa av bet l*tb and 13lb. Education.-A YOUNG LADY, a tfrad i ate of the "Clinton Liberal Iantltute." and residing la northern New York, la des'rrus of ob taining a situation as preceptress or ttacber In a aemtna'y In oca of the southern States, (Virginia pruned ) Satisfactory references and fesflrr.o. niala will be given Address ?'G W Hssleten," P. M., Black River. Jtffer?on county, N. Y au 13 3t* WANTED?A DINING ROOM WAITER Apply to C. W FLINT a Hotel, au 0 W AN TED ?WANTED?WANTED?TO find persons la want of the following sr tides: French or German Looking Glasses Portrait or Picture Frames, round, oral or aqaar* OU Paintings, large and small Marble-top Braekett Tables, Ic bronze or gold All kinds of Pictures framed, and any rise Looking Glasses, or other work In the gilding line done to order with dispatch. Also, a lot of csst-lron Bracketts. suitable for shelving, Ac , on band. Terms moderate to salt the times, for cash. N.B.?Old Wcrk Regllt,and Looking 6It-a Plates Insercd. 255 Penaa. avenue, opposite Kirk wood House, dec 19 JOHN WAGNER. For Sale snd Kent. [sa? riasr pass ma ornaa nonets ] FOR RENT-BRICK DWELLING HOt'PE and Store Room, with seven Rootrs, aid good Ce'lar, situated on Eleventh stre*t, ae?r Maryland avenue A geed location f r Provisl< n and Grocery Store Enquire cf J N TROOH. corner Ttfc street and Virginia aver.ue, No ???. au 13 . ? Boarding. BOARD?TWO LARGE ROOMS FOR RENT?One very handsomely furnished Also, a latve sized slugie room s^i able for a gen tleman. Board can be had on the most ret ena ble terms If desired. The situation la oool snd pleas*nt, having a large yard attached l*dea<r*r.<e for a family with children. No. 4?-. 19th street, between D and B. ao^4t* MBS. BANNEBMAN, CORNER OF fiTH and E atreets. b&s several good Rooms va cant, which she cfi'ers with board on reasonsw e terms. Sha can accommodate several table board ers. Jy le-tf |>OARD,Ac.?MRS. BATES,ON THE B. * O comer of Pennsylvania aver >:e and ?th stre-t tspre pared toaccommodr.te^enlleiiMnwIthroorrs, with or without board. Lvenr effort will ben. a e to render tho*? comfortable who cty favor her with their patronap* np9?tf SPECTACLES AND EYE OLABBBB? of every ?*es^r1ption, to rult every Eve and Age In great va'lelv. For sale at H.SEM KEN'S, Jeweller. io *. 330 rf. **? bft- 9th aB* a" I3-gt (Nat lute') J TO THE PUBLIC. OHN P. DEN N IP HAVING TAKEN THE ?9 well known Coach Factory, on ?th. street, between Louisiana avenue and) C street, long conducted by Mr John* M. Yo"ng. is now prepared to msnufscture snd repair all descriptions of COACHES, KUSSIE9, WAGONS. Ac , oa the most reasonable terns. In the very best runner, and at the shortest no tloe He respectfully Invites bla fellow citizens to give him a irial au 12 lm TRAVEL 11*9 TRl'1411 AT LOW PRICES AT 322 PA AVENUE. WALL A STEPHENS ARE IN RECEIPT of ?nother large and fine as sortment of be-t sole leather trav eling TRUNK#. Ladles' Press TRUNKS. HAT BOXES. VA- ? . ? ? LICES, CARPET BAGS. SATCHELS. Ac, embracing all qualities of fine aed low priced traveling requisites. WALL A STEPHENS, au l2-3t Pa av , bet. 9th and 10th sts M RS IILVERWARE. New styles of silver pitchers, 6oblets, Cups. Creams, Porks Sco3ea.eet ,ect . of our own manufacture Also, a choice variety of Fancy Stiver Ar tlclea, suitable for wedding presents, for ?ale at the lowest possible prices st H LEMKI-N, Jeweller. 230 Penn avenue, bet. 9.h ar.d 19th sts N. B?Silver Testimonials of sny kind rnsd* to order at short no Ice. (Intel) ag lUt WATCHES ?WATCHES!! ? WE HAVE MADE A LARGE( addition to our stock of FINE, LON DON aid G E N E V a( SM* WATCH EH. for Ladies and Gen- V>V tlemen, which we will sell at a very small ad vance, with guarantee H SEMKEN. Jeweler, 3?0 Pa avenue, het 9th and 10th sts Chronomtur, Duplez. Lever, Leplne Matches, Eut in perfe.t order, and warranted to give satis ictlon. (Intel) au I3-Ct SOMETHING NEW! The subscriber takes thismeth od of inform lag the public that he keeps con stantly on baud supplies of PRIME RUTT1R, from the most celebrated dairies in Pennsylvsnta ard New York Also, FRESH EOGS re? elved dally. He may slwaya be found on market days at his stands In Centre Market, west wing, aud Northern Market Call and be accommodated. au 11-lw# JAMES E DUNAW1N THK ADJOrRNtlENT OP CONGRESS. Members of c4)Ngress and oth ers lesvlng the city have the opportunity now of procuring presents for their friends snd si tides for tbelr own use at very low prices, as we are closing out our entire stock of Fancy Geoda to discontinue the busleeas We hsve a large assortment of Fancy Desks, Dies lng Cases, work Boies. Cabas. Statuettes, Canes, Porte Monnatcs. Card Cases, Jet Orna ments, Fine Fans, Ac. A large afsortment of superior Plated Ware Our stock of Toilet Articles, Scaps, Extracts, Colognes, Bay Rum, Ac , comprUes the lerg<?t assortment in the city, and no article but of th'' best of Its kind. T. GALLIGAN A CO S70 Pa. ?venue, under au iS-lOt Browns' Hose!, PAUL STEVENS, Jastlce ef ths Pcsce. Notary Public and Po lice Magistrate 2d District. Prompt attention given to all business requiring the services of Magistrate or Notary Public, Acknowledgment of ?ee?1*. taking Depositions, Affidavit*, Ac . either at the office or at party's residence, at all times Office on Uth street, east side, a few doors north of Pa avsnue. Open frem 7 a. m to 10 at nich*. au 8-2w TO HOUSEKEEPERS. PERSONS WISHING TO PURCHASE superior Table or Cutlery, heavy Sil ver Plated or Albata VIare, fine Japanned Tea Trave or Toilet Pets, an excellent Clock, T#a or Coffee Um, Enamelled Kettle, Saucepan, Fur nace, or anvof the hundred and one little etceteras nteded by every housekeeper, will do well to call on francis, juat above Odd Fellow." Hall, cn Pevenlh strett He has good articles, and tls prices are low. jySS-tf ORNAfifiENTS OP HAIR. Hair bracelets,necklac^p, croj* eea, Pins, Earrings, Chiirs. Kings, and Charms made to order after aay deslga. st short no:ioe A IIT'Persons maay leytn their <wn 1 sir Wi g ' used. u PK.bKEN, Jeweller, aoU4t (Intel; Xtf) Pa. avenue.