Newspaper of Evening Star, August 20, 1856, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated August 20, 1856 Page 2
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EVENING STAR. TV A S III NG TO X C I T Y: WEJNESDAV Aiis??t 20, ISftti. Ad??rrtl??-i:?ei>i? should be handed In by It o'clock, T!-. MherwI^e they may not appear until the ??*t <li?. ?PIRir '?V TH* MORNING PRESS. The Union diecus'es the revolutionary character of the movement of the sixty-eight Republicans of the Hou?e who prevented the adoption of the Senate's resolution to extend the se?3ion two hour?, which act it deprecates and denounces in ?cT?re terror The? Intelligencer, continuing its comments on the closing events in the House ball, says. "Notwithstaiding the close application of both Douses of C. rgress to business during the last d .iy s ard rights of the sew-icn. aided and facilitated in its dispatch as thry were by the energetic and able President of the Senate and the pr. mrt action of the Speaker of the House, fo much time was consumed by committees of conference on the disagreements of the two Houses that many bills were lost, even after they bad passed through all the stages of leg. ialation, merely for the want of a few minutes for their signature. On a visit to the Capitol yesterday we found on the clerk's table no fewer than sixteen enrolled bills, which had received the signatures of both of the presiding officers, but. for want of timo before the expi ration of the hour for closing the session, did not receive tho signature of the President of the United States; and there were ?* ve other bills which had passed and been enrolled, but not in time to be signed by the presiding offi cers of the two Houses. These bills will doubt less become laws at the next regular session, if they do not at the approaching extra one ; but the delay in either case is a grievance, and may in some cases prove ruinous to those for whose just claims they were intended to provide. 44 The lesson which Congress should draw from the loss of thee bills is the impropriety of fixing on an hour for closing a session ; a day for adjournment is sufficiently definite ; the precise hour should be left to be decided by the demands of the public business. The privilege which the Constitution gives to a fifth of the members present to demand the yeas and nays on any question places it in the rower of that small number in the House of Representatives to consume on any occasion just ball an hour of its time ; so that if it be perceived, half an hour before the expiration of the hour for closing the session, that a short extension of time is ever so necessary for the completion of the public business, it is in tho power of one-fiith of the members to defeat the attempt by demanding tho yeas end nays This tact, added to the recent experience, will show to Congress, we think, the impolicy of appointing the hour as well as the day for closing a cession " WASHINGTON NEWS AND GOSSIP. Effects cf the Less of the Bill ?Under the law, without the eaactmentof the annual army appropriation bill, the President has no au thority to pay any tffieer or soldier of the United States army a dollar, or to expend a dollar from the treasury for army transporta tion. 11c enn purchase supplies. Ac , for the army on credit. Had he concluded to adopt the alternative, instead of calling an extra session of Congress?to disband the army forthwith?fifteen hundred United States sol diers. m< st of them unnaturalized foreigners, would have been left in Kansas with arms in their hands and without a dollar in their pock ets, and for the most part unexperienced in American ways. There is no telling the dan gers that might have arisen from thus disposing of that part.oular body of men under the cir cumstances by which they would, in such case, be surrounded. Certainly they would serve greatly to complicate the troubles in Kansas. Again, the necessary disbanuuicnt of the troops in Oregon, at this moment the seat of one of the most protracted and bloodiest In dian wais known in our national history, cou' 1 hardly fail to end in the entire destruc tion of all our scttlerue-U on the Pacifij ciast north of Ca'ifornia. In the third place, the withdrawal of the garrisons from the Indian cruntry in which General Harney recently made bis successful cmjaign, would serve as a palpable invita tion for the Sioux and their ally trilcs to take their revenge for their so recent humiliation by Harney, by mastacreing all the frontier settlements in that quarter, as well as the overland emigration to California, Oregon, Washington and Utah Territories. All these terrible contingencies cf the action of the Hou.-e in failing to pass the army ap propriation bill were well known to the Re publican members of the body who forced the termination of the session without passing tho bill. That is, unless they have gone so stark mad as lo be utterly incapable of exercising their reasoning faculties. Ihe Extra Session.?The New York Her' alJt of yesterday morning, has numberless untruthful statements in relation to the clos ing incidents of the session of Congress just terminated. Its allegations respecting the issuance of the President's proclamation aro known to be absurdly false by every gentle man of sagacity and intelligence who was at the Capitol at the hour of adjournment; and not less ridiculous are its assertions about " angry discussions in Cabinet," members of Congress meeting and addressing a letter, " numerously signed," to the Pr^ident, " uigtng upon him not to call an extra ses sion," A?. Dow tilly ail this bubbling through the Herald must be, is made apparent by observ ing the fact that the President did not leave the Capitol until considerably past 12 o'clock on Monday, and that his proclamation was written, copied in form at the Department of State, jrinted, and circulated in tho city by a little past three o'olock. Thus, precious little time could have been given to Cabinet minis ters to get angry, to members of Congress to assemble together, consult, write and -'numer ously eign letters As. The tiuth is, as many prominent members of Congress can attest, the determination of the President, when in formed of tue revolutionary conduct of the House of Representatives, tocall an extra ses sion was promptly formed, and. as facts at test, promptly earned into practical txecu. tion If arything were -wanting to fin Up the measure of President Pierce's lame as a brave, patriotic, and cxalttd Chief Magistrate, this last act in cur judgment accomplishes all his in-ist devoted friendsoould desire His prompt action ha^ arrested public attention aiid fixed it upoa the Republican party in the House, which found plenty of time to consider and dib-ua-* aLd enact many bills of questionable propriety ^ud morality, but refused to make provision to muinta.n the army, to protect t~ur i u .trymen and women from ruthless savages, to preserve the public peace in Kan Soj, restrain hostile tribes of Indians by the presence of garrisons of troop,, Ac , Ac ^rdical Department of the Armv -For t ? :? r.irn/itionof ourannyfriends, wo publish tae 'act providing for the necessary iacn and better organisation of the medical aed hospital department of the army, which passed near the close of the session of Congress just terminated : Sec 1. Bett enacted, That Aare be added to the uieoi2#l department of the army four surgeons nnd eight assistant Burgeons, to be appointed in accordance-with exutioglawr Sec. 2 And f? it fmther enacted, That the c?cretary of War be. and he is hereby, au thorized to appoint, from the enlisted men of the army, or to cause to be enlisted, as m >ny competent hospital stewards as the service may require, not to exceed one for each military post. The said hospital stewards to be mus tered and paid on hospital mustor roll*, as non-commi^ioned staff officers, with the rank, pay, and emoluments of a scrgoant of ord nance, and to be permanently attached to the medical and hospital department, under such regulations as shall be prescribed by the Sec retary of War Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That sol diers acting as cooks and nurses in hospitals be, and are hereby, allowed the extra pay au thorized to soldiers on fatigue duty by " An act to increase the pay of the rank and file of the army," approved August 4th, 18.H The Herald on Fremont?The following are the arguments advanced by the New York Herald why .Fremont should bo President: 1. That he crossed the Rocky Mountains. 2. That ho has a wifo called Jessio. 3. That there are eleven post offices called Frrm^nt. 4. That he is opposed to American and in favor of foreign policy. | 5. That a large number of newspapers ad vocate his flection. 6. That be will cheat the Republicans if elected, and only uses them in securing his election, after which he will show himself a national man. What a " Daniel come to judgment!" Reasons why ho should not be President : 1. He is a renegade Democrat and religion ist, ar.d the man who is false to his principles and religion should not be trusted. 2. He has been a sponge on the General Government all his life through the abetting jf his father-in-law. 14 'T1* a fin* thing to have for father-in-law A magnificent three tailed bashaw." 3 His transactions in the public employ render him liable to ferious suspicions of un fair dealing. 4. He would bring in some of the most un scrupulous spoilsmen in the country, among whom is the Herald concern. 5. He has no experience in administrative affairs, except such as he derived from furn ishing beef to Indians and others, which they never got. 6 Because ho is a scctional candidate. 7 Because the place of his birth is not cer tainly known, and he may have been born in Europe for aught the American public know to the contrary. 8. Because the British and French want him elected. 9. Bccause he is a humbug, put forward by scheming speculators and disunionifcts as an entering wedge to sectionalize the country and subvert the present fcrm of (Government. A Gross Misrepresentation ?The Repub lican party newspapers are grossly misrepre senting the particulars of the recent affray between Messsrs. Granger of New York, and Mr. McMullin of Virginia. As a mutter of course, they throw all the blame for its occur rence on the latter. In so doing they falsify the truth most shamefully. Mr. Granger commenced the misunderstand ing by using towards Mr McMullin wholly uncalled for and grossly abusive language, and was told repeatedly by the latter to desist, aud reminded that his greater age precluded Mr. McMullin from punishing the application of such epithots towards him personally, as Mr. G. wad u>ing. Whereupon tbo latter scouted the idea that he sought immunity fur his language and bearing behind the shield of his age, and was again told and motioned to cease his unwarranted vituperation and go away Whereupon he assaulted Mr McMal lin, nnd was badly pommeled for his want of c.mmon sense and hi a ill manners. The Extra Session ? How long will it con tinue ? How long will it continue ? How long will it continue ? greets us at every turn. Who can answer ? Surely we cannot. Three hours will suffice to enable the House to re pair the injury done to the public interest by the fact:< as conduct of the Republican party minority on the day before yesterday. Yet the extra .-ession may last until the first Mon day in December next. It certainly will las1 until the army appropriation bill shall have passed, c'ripjed of unconstitutional legislation for political effect. Believing that a consid erable majority of the House are now satisfied of the folly of such legislation as the Repub licans proposed, in connection with a general appropriation bill, wa anticipate that the ex tra session can hardly last over three days; if more than one, which is questionable. Another Effect of tha Loss of thn Bill ? It seems to be understood around us that one effect of the loss of the army appropriation bill?unless at the extra session the damage so far dono bo repaired?will be to cause, in twenty days, the discharge tf all mechanics employed in Inited States manufacturing arsenals and armories- By that time tho bal ances of various appropriations to pay for their labor will be exhausted A Change Of Tactics.?It appears that Sen ator Sumner is about to take the stump in order to " shriek for freedom." The regular session having ended, nothing more is to be made for the caufe oi the Republican party by keeping up the late bold and shameless imposture with reference to the extent ol his injuries at the hands of Mr Brooks, of South Carolina. The Pith of tho Proviso.?The upshot of the Republican-party proviso to the army bill, should it become law,, will be to compel the President, unconstitutionally, to substi tute the martial for the civil law in the States of Missouri and Iowa, as well as in Kansas. This is to be its only practical effect, as will be comprehended on reading it carefully. California Appropriations.?We under stand that the aggregate amount of the ap propriations of the session for California is about $13,000,000. rJA8.,0arr#nt Operations of th* Treasury theri wer?;f"^0n 19lh of AuK*8t, KoJ thJeTrPcti?i,rlf|TeXRd d?bt* * * 52>555 56 Fortb^Inr.Hn-^ partment*** 120,955 38 ^or the Interior Department,.... 112 7V2 2S War warrants received and en- l',7VJ ^ tered Interior repay warrants received and entered fl.. From miscellaneoussources *613 on From Customs...... 16,5?? ig On account of the Navy 858,279 oo LT In * Iat? French Dictionary UKertw <ie.-crib>d a? a word of three ayilablc*. The lexicographer dared not say more. PERSONAL. .... The Tribune announces that the lion. Charles Sumner is at last convalescent. .... Martin Farquhar Tunper has written ft poem called "The Opium Trade," so true to its purposes that Punch, while reading three verses fell fast a?leep! .... Among the passenger? per Baltic which arrived at New York on Sunday morning were Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Florence, the celebrated American comedians. .... Among the bequests of the late Dr. Treadwell, of Salem, Mass., is a farm of sev enty acres to the Essex Agricultural Society, for an experimental farm .... Augustus Schell, E-nr, of New York, D. M Leatherman, Esq , of Tennessee. Robt A. Harris and family, of Mississippi, Hon R. N McMillen, of Louisiana, are at Willards'. .... An ardent Shaksperian has written a pamphlet on the play of " Hamlet," called " An attempt ta ascertain whether the Queen were an accessory before the faot in the mur der of her first husband." .... The New York Herald says letter* had been received in Washington stating that Mr. Soule had left New Orleans for Central Amer ica. Many reports were in circulation as to the object of his visit Thomas Fessenden, Esq , of the New York bar, died a few days since at Orange, I N. J. He was born at Fryburg, Me., and was the son of a Congregational minister of I that place. He was educated at Dartmouth College, was the brother of (Jen. Samuel Fes senden, of Portland, Mo , and the uncle of Senator Fessenden, of the United States Sen ate. He was sixty-seven years of age. ... .As Mr. Alberquerfue, the Brazilian Min ister, was walking in the crowded hall of the ^ Ocoan House," Newport, on Tuesday even ing, after Madame La Grange's concert, his pocket-book was taken from his coat pocket, I containing fourhundred and fifty dollars. Mr. King, at the same time, was robbed of a wal- J let containing about forty dollars Moral ? Never carry much money in your pocket, es- I pecially in your coat-tail pocket. j .... A gentleman in Newport has recently received a letter from Major , who is ac- I cused of having ran off with a young lady of this city, denying tho charge, and asserting I that the lady in question wont off to Europe u in the company of her friends. Ho adds that he is " about to return to the United States to commence libel suits against all the editors who have deuounced hiin for taking away an old man's daughter." , ....The Philadelphia Inquirer of Friday I says : ' We published on Monday the melan choly intelligence, received the day before, of the sudden death of Madison Rush, Esq , of this city, one of the sons of the Hon. Richard Rush, and recently a lieutenant in the United I States Navy, who was drowned a few weeks I ago in attempting to cross the Red Lake river, I Minnesota Territory. The intelligence was communicated, we hear, to the family by his I friend and traveling companion, Capt Dray- I ton, United States Navy, who remains for the I present at St Paul, Minnesota, in the hope of being able to recover the body. Two more of I Mr. Rush's sons, wo understand, are now on their way to St. Paul for tho purpose of uniting I with Captain Drayton in the same melancholy effort, tho failure to accomplish which thus far I has naturally added much to the grief of the I afflicted relatives." .... Charming "Belle Brittan " pounces I upon us savagely for venturing to intimate that she and "Fanny Fern" stand in the same I pair of gaiters. Hear her : | ' The following libel from tho "Washington I Star," has just been enclosed to me ; and, as I they say in Congress, "I rise to make a per- I sonal explanation :" " Belle Brittan," who writes the piquant! ' letters to the New York Mirror from Newport. I 'is no other than the redoubtable "Fanny 1 ' Fern," alias Mrs Parton, wife of the man ' who doesn't believe in a Devil!" * "I am decidedly not "Fanny," nor "the I wife of the man who doesn't believe in the J devil nor any other man's wife It is a fal^e, malicious and libellous publication; and I I demand both retraction and satisfaction " , She says further that she is likely to lose I her "feller,' a gentleman who hug c*me ?' hundreds of milts to Newport to make her acquaintance," through our Star "notice," and alter announcing that "there's a suneH of bit od in tho atmosphere" she indignantly "demands tho amende due to injured inno cence and virtue " Goodness gracious ! We hasten to apologize, and retract, right and left "Belle" i*n't a "Fern ;" she hasn't a "Jim, ' and when eLo gets one he shall believe in a devil ! Is this satisfactory,or must we "meet you at the Clifton House" most bewitcbiDg, belligerent Belle 7 New Publications ?From Jo* Shillington and from Alexander Adamson, on Seventh street, opposite the posteffice, we have received Harper's Magazine and Godey's Lady's Book for September. Harper has a continuation of Dickens' "Little Dorrit." more of "Porte1 Crayon's" capital illustrations of Southern life and character, something new in '-The Story of James P. Beckwourth," and its usual varied table of contents Godey ha3 a full compliment of articles, attractive to the ladies, and some twenty-eight illustrations, colored and otherwise. Mormons not Lat men.?Mr. Alexander, of San Pedro, California, while shipping some eggs, was accosted by a rather seedy looking gentleman, who asked him if these were Mor* mon eggs ? " No, sir," was tho laconic repl^' " tbero are hens' eggs; Mormons don't lay eggs " Execution.?Negroes Lit and Jim, sentenc ed to be hung, for the outrage perpetrated on Mrs. Mallett, suffered the extreme penally of the law, at Snow Hill, on Friday last. A large concourse of peoplo, variously estimated from 4 000 to 8.000, were present to witness the banging. The negroes denied their guilt to the last Sad Affair ?The Penn Yan (N. Y ) Chron icle tells a story of a erim con case recently tried at that place, in which a verdict of $500 was rendered Ihe defendant declared the verdict to be unjust, and became so excited that he lost his reason. He was placed under restraint, but soon afterwards escaped, plunged into the river and was drowned. \3T We have news from Port-au Prince, I Ilayti, to the 1st of August. Thero was noth ing stirring of importance The Emperor Soulouque and the Dominicans were renewing their amicable relations, and efforts were be ing made to cultivate a durable friendship. The seanert towns were healthy, but business was dull, owing to the limited arrival of pro duce from the interior town? Assault on an Epitob.?On the 6th instant, Robert H. Armistead, Commonwealth's At torney, of Williamsburg, Virginia, nssaulted J H. Ewing, editor of the Williamsburg Ga zette, with a cano. The offence which oaused the attack was given two months before, in the Methodist Conference, of which both parties are members. Mr Ewing, though a small man, turned the tables on his assailant, and got the best of the affair. Tub McDonogh Estate.? The present con dition of the McDonogh estate promises but little benefit to the city of Baltimore unless some means is adopted to dispose of the prop erty. Within a short time a judgment has been rendered against the estate for about $400,000, from which an appeal has been taken by the citics of Baltimore and New Orleans to test its legality before a higher tribunal. The matters relating to the estate, so far as Balti more is concerned, is now in the hands of a committee of the city council, and that com mittee is ready to report so noon as there shall be present a quorum of the first branch.. Dicaybd Teeth?At a Dental Convention recently held in New York, it was stated that there were three or tour distinct characteris tics of oecay ; there was, first, a black variety of decay, or caries of the tooth-boue ; second, a brown variety, where the earthy portion of the bono was entirely thrown off?-these would require a different kind of treatment; third was a white variety?and when decay of thia kind was found the cavity of the tooth was filled with mere earthy matter. Thus, in the first of these there was little sensibility ; in the itecond there was none, and in the th rtl a great deal. POLITICAL ITEMS. The Democracy of Philadelphia will hold a mass meeting in Independence Square, this evening. 1 * "Sonny dear,'" gaid a fond mother, "too hare a dirty face." ? C?n't help it mam, dad s a Black Kepahlican." Hon. Joshua R Oidlingt, of Ohio, Mm again been nominated for re-election to Con gress. The Norfolk Argus, in speaking of the Fre mont movement in Wheeling and vicinity, ar gues that it will increase the Democratic ma jority in the State. Mr. Timothy Rives has resigned hisrtuation as Democratio elector for the Petersburg Dis tnct. lie has a defect in his hearing, which causes him to decline ? Ho*-Percy Walker has been hung in effigy by the Know Nothings of Mobile, il revenue for his desertion of their party. This strikes us as rather a petty exhibition of political spite. r The London Times, speaking of Mr. Bucha nan, says : "A Buchanan Presidency will be * trying one to English interest*, and must be anticipated, if possible." We don't antici pate anything else. Hon. Luther M. Kennett, the defeated Know Nothing candidate for re-elcction to Congress from the bt. Louis district, is nominated to the member* elect of the legislature, as a candi date for a seat in the Unitod Slates Senate. The Democratio convention for the second district of Vermont have nominated Gen. E. V. Lhase, of Lyndon, for representative in Congress In the third district William H. H. Bingham is the candidate. The old Latin fabulist speaks of an occa sion when " P*turlent raontea, nascltur rldiculus hum " It was reserved for the nineteenth century to produce a greater abortion : I a' F re-monteo, nascltur wooly-home." In 1855 the city of Lexington, Ky., the home of Mr Breckinridge, was carried by the kuow Nothings by 191 majority. In 1856 at the city'.election they had 72 majority. In

the election held on the 4th inst., the Demo cratic majority was 182 Hons James C. Allen and Win. B. Archer will again make the raee for Congress in the Seventh district, in Illinois, which the House of Representatives has declared vacant Gov ernor Matteson certified t-> Allen's election by one majority?8,251 to 8,2*0-but the Housi ousted him and declared the seat vacant Five of the Whig United States Senators now in Congress, vu , Messrs Benjamin of Lou mana Jones of Tennessee, (ieyer of Missouri, and Pratt and Pearce of Maryland, have already, In the most public manner, avowed bZJSSZSUST1 ^ The boys from New York who did the filling up at the Old Line Whig Convention at Al bany, let themselves out slightly. One of the cuaps was locked up for insulting a female in the street, and three of the delegates, who wore ribbons m the botton-holes of their coats croated quite a disturbance at the Delevan oouso threatening to tear the houso down if liquor was not furnished them. The Boston Traveller says of the letter of Hon Rufus Choate, in which he comes out for Buchanan; " It is by long odds the heaviest snot that has yet been fired in the compaign, and it goes booming and crashing through the timbers of the Republican ship in a way which will startle her numerous and gallant crew acd require the summoning of all hands to repair damages." The Springfield Argus fays the way in which Democrats do thing* in Connecticut is pleading. At least a thousand farmers and mochanics met at Ansonia. on a fine hickory tree having been drawn in from Great Hill by a long train of oxen, and was goon planted, with a Buchanan and Breckinri'lgc flig float ing from its topmost branch. Speeches were then made, and tho assembly exhibited the true spirit of patriotism. ThAB,?!-?n Courier says Mr. Burlingame is ! an Abolitionist?as black and thorough an I Abolitionist as Theodore Parker or Win. Loyd Oarrison?and his election was attained througu shameless fraud and disgusting hv pocricy. He imposed himself upon the Know Nothings of his district as one of their order, ana left them as eoon as he had received the favor from their hands which he had earned by his double dealing. So his pretence of a willingness tj fight Brooks was not his first false prttOLce. I Correspondence or tiie Star. J Stag Hall, \ Piw*r Point, August 14, 185# j Mr. Editor We have found a hospitable retreat from the ills of city life in the delight ful spot long known as'the Pincy Point Pa vilion. Whether we go to indulge in the various amusements which recreate the mind, or to forget ourselves in a real Italian "dole? ? fantcntt" which renovates the wearied ener gies of tho physical man, this, in our estima tion, is the place above all others where we will meet with the entire fulfillment of our highest expectations. Youth, beauty, music l1t?,UntfUnJ ? P^viaioo, all contribute to fpeed the dallying hours, and extort the ben lson of the guest upon our host and hostess It might seem invidious to particularise, but we cannot forbear mentioning some of those who, by their personal charms and graceful manl ners have contributed so much to the enjoy company. If now and then a viotim fall beneath astray chaft of Cupid, he has, at least, the satisfaction of knowing that it was no unworthy hand that directed the dart. He has the skillful sons of Esculapius to minister to his disease, and when " burnt nfTh/ *?fUt j?? bVm' \he ha? the votaries of Themis to direct the disposition of hi6 in ventoried assets. But we are forgetting to discharge the agreeable office of indicating m' lhe mysterious power which they wield, may be rightfully called the genii of the place. The beautiful Miss (*.. of Rich mond county, Virginia, the fascinating Misses M , of Charles county, Maryland, the graceful Miss 8., of Alexandria, Virginia, the accom plished Miss C, and the lovely Miss B of your city, and a host of others would lend a sufficient charm to the place, even though it were devoid of every other attraction We expect to seo the day when this delightful spot will beoome the most frequented Southern resort, and in this desire of a Southern man, L?r?.8Ure you' Mr Editor- most heartily participate Chowder. Newark, N J , contains now fifty-eight distinct church organisations, or one to every .thousand inhabitants, and therefore may justly be styled ?? The City of Churches." 7 ty* Further accounts of the great storm at the bouth state the number of lives lost at near three hundred. The steamship Nautilus went down in the gale, and it is feared that all on board havo perished The cotton crop in Louisiana has not materially suffered, but gloomy accounts were anticipated from the Mississippi. r L?" The New\orkTimespublishes acurious document from Nicaragua. It is a circular addressed by seven of Walker's soldiers, now prisoners at Costa Rica, to their countrymen in the Lnited States, denouncing Walker in the severest terms, and warning Americans not to enlist under his standard. nr*3Tt Lon<J?? ***?*> reviewing the position of the journals in that city, says : The present position of the metropolitan daily press is anything but healthy and encouraging. The u u 5*!^ is.eai<i to be in oircumstances which has led to its transfer to other hands. A great deal of sympathy and regret is felt k * F ?s'",rin newspapor circles, sine?, whatever may have been the merits or defects of the Herald, his conduct to the gentlemen engaged oa that journal boa been marked by rare liberality and gentlemanly consideration. p 10 that' althou8b th? Morning has had early news, and boasts an im proved circulation, the management of this journal has not been such as to maintain the nigh tone and independent position which the daily metropolitan newspapers a few years ?go enjoyed. The Morning Chronicle, under Mr. Sergeant Glover's proprietorship, has been brought to the very lowest ebb of ovu lation and respectability. The Daily News, it is said, does not pay per te, but is not un successful in a financial paint of view iD con nection with the Express. While the hich prioed journals are languishing, the new ran oj daily papMtur* Almost below contempt OFFICIAL. Bytkr Pmttd Stmtrt ?/ A?irr?#? A PROCLAMATION. Whrbeas. whilst hostilities exist with va riou? Indian tribes on the remote frontiers < f the United States, and whiUt in other re?p*"t? the publio peace is serioualy threatened, Con greo has adjourned without granting necessa ry supplies for the Army, depriving the Execu- | tire of the power to perform his duty in re lation to the common defence and security, and an extraordinary occasion has thus arisen for aisembling the two Hossaa of Congress I do therefore, by this my proclamation, con vene the said Houses to meet at tha Capitol, | in the oity of Washington, on Thursday, the 2lst day of*August, instant; hereby requir ing the respective Senators and Representa tives then and there to aaaemble, to consult and determine on such measures as the state of the Union may seem to require. In testimony whereof I hare caused the seal of the" United States to ba here [l 8.] unto affixed and signed the same with my hand. Done at the city of Washington, the 18th day of August, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty-aix, and tha independence of tha United States the eighty, first. FBASKLM PlSBCK. By order: W L Marcy, Secretary of State. ,HO! FOR THE GRAND B4LL OF the season bv the UGLY CLUB, Will be given at Odd Fellows' Ball, Navy Yard, on MONDAY EVENING. September ?d. 155? Particulars in future advertisement H v order an go 3t* COM. OF ARRANGEMENTS. CARD?IN THE DAILY D1S patch of the lith Instant, (Richmond, Ya ,) is an editorial heeded "Confidential Ope ration," In which mv name is inserted, ?nd 1 pronounce It false, and Its authors liars and In grain scoundrels GILBERT C. RUSSEL, If Of Alabama lMONTGOMERY GUARDS*, ATTEN TION.?You are hereby notlled to attend meeting of theCompeny on THURSDAY EVENING, the21stInstant. By order of Capt. Kit : au2U-2t THOS. M^NIRY, geo. ?-^a?THE LADIES OF MOUNT ZION ?C5 Church intend giving, In the woods of Evan Lyons, Esq , a GRAND DINNER, on MONDAY. August 25th, at 3o'clcck p m The proceeds are to be applied to the liquidation of the debt contracted In rebuilding said Church No pains will be spared by the Managers to make It a time of real enj tyment, and we hope our col ored friends gencally will accompany us oil the occasion. If the day should prove unfavorable It will come off the next day. au IV ee3t IJ u ATTENTION, SCOTT GUARDS ?You M M are hereby requested to attend a meeting in It]and drill of the Company on WEDNES ill M DAY EVENING, the 23th Instant, at 7* o'clock precisely. Punctual attendance la earnestly requested as business of great Importance will be laid before the meeting By order of the Commandlag Officer : au 19 2t T. WITHERS, 1st Sgt ?-^^NOTICE ?THE SUBSCRIBER bees Vv^S leave to call the attention of tbe public to his stock of GLASS and CJUEENSWARE before purchasing elsewhere, as by so doing they will save from 15 to 25 per cent. Toilet and l>lun*r Sets lower than the loweat at 309 Pa. avenue, between 9th and 10th street*. Je 9-Wir. JOHN McDEVlTT. PATENT IMPROVED YANRFE Nutmeg GRATF.RS?grater mad" of steel Far sale wholesale and retail Every family should have one. Dealers supplied at manufacturer's prices ELVANS A THOMPSON, It 3WPb avenue Lost?on sunday night, coming from E ? reet Ba.tlst Church, down 8th st , up Pa. avenue, to Capl ol Hill, a Hair BRACE LET, with t ie owner s n*me on it: It being val ued as tne gift of a deceased friend. Theflrder will leave it at No 6 East Capitol street, Ca, Itol Hill, when they will be suitably rewarded, lte 491 $10 HEWAKD.?STRAYED FROM the subscribers, on theevenlzg of the (7\ . 16th Instant, a ROAN MARE, about U A*>Y hands Llgb. considered about nine years old. a light spot on her hip and t? nder feet. The above reward will be paid on her delivery to th? subscri bers BONTZ A COOMBS, Furniture Dealers, 379 Seventh st., au 20-3t between I and a. The subscriber, havinu ukter mined to close up his present business, re quests all persons Indebted to him by open ac count. to come forward and settle tbe same on or before the 5th day of the ensuing month, Septem ber. All accounts no! settled on that day will be placed In the hands of a collector for Immediate settlement. PETER O DONOGHUE, au 80-d2w Georgetown. COAL! COAL!! COAL! S ! A superior Quality of red ash Anthracite COAL, (egg size) cargo cf schooner "Olive," soon toar.lve. Wlllbeaold low from the ves?el Persons supplying themselves for the win ter would do well to leive their orders at tbe Yard, CORNER NINTH AND H STREETS, au 20-3t* PIANOS! PIANOS! WE HAVE NOW IN STORE THE L?R geat and most reliable stock Pianos ever offered in tbls citv, con IT | ffl slstlng of every t-lze style and finish, from Boa ton and New York celebrated manufactories, ranging in prices from S175 to S<MW Old Planoa taken in part payment for new, lib eral discounts for cash Also, alwavs on band, Aocordeons, Melodeons, Guitars, Violins, Flutes, Strings. Ac. cy PIANOS FOR RENT, by the eveaftg, month, quarter, or year JOHN F. ELLIS, au 20 SCfl Pa. ave , near 10th street. TOMEMBEKSOFCONGRESSANDOTH ERS LEAVING THE CITY. MW. GALT A BRO CALL THE ATTEN tion of members of Congress and others to their stock of very superior Utiles' and gentlemen* Gold Watches, Rich J?welrycf the latest styles, pure Sliver Tea Seta, Pitchers, Goblets, Silver Forks, Spoons, Ac. Also, extra plated Tea Sets, Walters, Cake flaskets, Castors, Albata Forks and Spoons, Eng lish and American Table Cutlery, Ac. Persons In search of useful prosen's will find our stock to comprise an endless variety. All goods warranted as represented and at the lowest ratea. M.W GALT A BRO , Jewellers, 324 Pennsylvania avenue, au2o-3t between 9th and loth streets. New magazines fok September just te elved and for rale at SHILLING TON'S. Harper's Magazine for September. Gcdey's Lady's Book *4 Graham's Magazlue " Peterson's Magazine 44 Ual'ou's Dollar Monthly " Harper's Story Bock 44 Chamber's Journal for August Bernard Llle, by J ere Clemens Saratoga, a tale of 1787 Humerous Poetry of the English Language The Last of the Forresters by John Eaten Cooke Martins of Cto Martin, by Charles Lever John Halifax, Gentleman. All the new Rooks, Magazines, and Newspa pers received dally, and for aale at SHILlINGSTON'S Bookstere. au 'JO 3t Pern, ave., corner stmt. H' MALLO0N ASCENSION IN ALEXAN DRIA. MR A S CARRIE WILL ASCENDINHIS Aerial Ship POCAHONTAS, from Peyton's Grove, Alexandria, next Wednesday afternoon at 4* o'clock. In this ascension Mr Carrie win dispense with the usual car or basket and (erform the wonderful and daring feat of making a som merset in the air. Tickets to be had gratis at all the Washington Hotels and Restaurants. ?u lr 3te REMOVAL* ENRY POLK!NGHORN takes this method of informing his friends and tbe public that he haa removed his PRINTING OFFICE to the new building on D street, between 6th and 7 h streets east, adjoining his former e?tabilshment. Having added a strain engine to his facilities f< r executing every description of JOB PRINTING, he Isenable to 111 orders with promptitude ard dispatch. au 18-dt PRESERVING SUGAR, ke. Double rrfinbd loaf, crushed. Granulated and powdered, Soft Crushed aad Yellow, with prime and common Porto Rice aad New Orleans nagars. A Ut lowest prices, by RING A BURCHLL, au 19 oorstr of Vt. ay*., aad i street. \ w H" Wants rANTKD ?BY A WET A PUCK in a respectable family. AddDos Ho* Nc 10, Star Q?ce ?? *> ?'? WAltTB D?A GOOD BAt A (?mart German Ltd to wilt about ? good clean Servant, an Ontff Cf'Dfr, ?nd a Irat r?t? Re*tanrant C-ook Good war** wf!l be paid weekly f<* competent hand* Appif at 1 B. corner K and 7th itrwia au J0-lf JO08K wanted ?a mull howp, wllhla ten mlnutnvra kof be TL? mt nnt om I jUO. Addrwt "T LD," throngh City Pewt 0?e*e. a? H ?t? WANTED?ON OR BEFORE THE l?T of September, a servant worn in to do the cooking, wanking and lronlsg of a fkanlly "f only two or three pertoas. One who aulta uy obtain aiermamnt iiome and liberal wag*s Apply at No 5 H street, between 4thand Tih street* au 10 3t? WAN TED-TO SELL OR RENT THE whole or part of ?nv farm lying nesr R a densburg depot, adj?ialag the land of C R Cal eert To a person *ho wli>hea to engage In a market garden or to open a building house for thoar rlaltlng 'be Spa Springs thia presentsa rare opportuoltv For rait eulara apply ?? P**?ai ?ea to D JONES an !?-?? Wanted?an experienced nurse to take charge of children and a**is' in sewing None ne?d apply unless with gocd re cem?n?eiidstloiis Apply nt 09 Hontgoinrry st , Gorgetown. * lfc-~t A GERMAN LADY OF INTELLIGENCE and education la dealroaa to obtain a sltua tlon aa housekeeper or conn panlon to a respectable family go'nv South for the winter or Wert St Loals would be preferred Addreaato "Msdame German," City Post OMce au 1S-4U* WANTED?AT THE U. S. TREASURY Extenaion, Waahlngton city, thirty goed Granite Cutlers, to whom liberal wage* will te given Appl y cn the work * r AH BOWMAN, Superintendent Treasury Extenalac. au 14-lw (Baltimore Pun and Arena one week and *nd bill to this fUce.) an TED ?WANTED?WAN TED-TO And persona in want of the following at lielee: French or German Looking Glasses Portrait or Picture Frame*. rot:cd, oval en sqaate OH Painting*, large and ?mail Marble-top Brackett Tables, In bronce or gold. All kind* of Pictures framed, and an* slxe Looking Glasses, or other work In the glldlrg line done to order with dispatch Also, a lot of cast-iron Bracketts, suitable frr shelving, Ac , on hand. Terma moderate to at)' t the time*, for ca*h N B ?Old Work Regllt. and I-ooklng Glaas Plates Inserted. 455 Penna avenue, oppo*1te R Irk wood Reuse. AeclS JOHN WAGNER For Sale and Rent. [ann nn.r raoa yon ornnn noricas ] For rent ?a large and comfort. able House with the Furniture. No. 3.*> Gay a:reet, between Montgomery and Green streeta. Georgetown. Apply oa the premises au 20 it FO R R E N T?TWO HOUPES. ONE ON 18th and 1 streets, wltb a back building; the hou?e ha* twelve rocm*, with a fine large >ard. suitable for a large family Theo.terh'u el? on H atreet. betweeT l**h and 19th street*, fro h in desirable placea to reside. For further particulars enquire of GEORGE A TttOS PARKER au 90-c?3w? Drug store for sale?the ad vertlser, w!*hlng to discontinue the Drug bu*laes*. will sell for cash, or paper that wilt command ca?h, hi* store. Will be sold also the Furniture of the dwelling house. The to n* ba* recently been ttted up and is convenlen' t? business. Address "PT," through City Peat 0 Ace or City Despatch an vO iw rpHE SUBSCRIBER OFFERS FOR PALI , A on reasonable term*, a lot of valuable, containing flftv^n or twen'y terra, well loc^ id for gardening, meadow*, and otheTcrop* , a iiev. er falling 'P?l"g of good water; four acre* tn good hard wood. The land lie* two and a half mile* from the Long Bridge, and flftv red* from the Columbia p-ke Also, a right cf way for a good rend to said pike. Person* wishing to piirehsse will p ea?e ca'l on the subscriber at his residence, adjoining tbs land offered for sale. JOHN W. BREWER. Alexandria county, Va.. August 15. lfeSB au >0 3t OUR SALE?THE STOCK. GOOD WILL. F and Flxt'ires of the small Grocery and L1 < quor More at the corner of 14th and D sueet*. It l j la considered one of the best positions in the city 1 for a *tore of the kind For particular* enquire i on the premises. auWJJte JAB GINNATT For sale or to let?two weli arranged Cottage Frame Houae* ou N street north, between 11th and 15th strews west kn quire at 210 F street, near CLubb Brothers' Bank ing Houae. Rent f10 per month. JNO. P. HILTON, ?u IP-lw Agent a~d Collector. House for rent?the commodi oua frame House situated on L *tree>, he tween 9th and lOtii, containing 11 rocma. with a paaMi^e It ha* a pump of good water In the yard. Also, a stable attached, cap*b> of con tclnlng tfcree horses and carriace Kent #3u<* per annum Erqulre on the rremisea, No 5(M au 14-lw* GEO. T: LANG LEY Desirable dwelling house for R ENT.?The M^bscrlber ba* for rent a three story Brick Dwilllng-Houae. centrally located containing two large parlor*, wide hall, six chant b rs. dining-room, and kl'rhen. all conTer.t^n<lv arranged, with bath-room, water closet, gs* and bells throughout; also, excellent cooVlng mngs, water in the kitchen ; al*o marble mantel* la tha parlora. latrr be Btove for heatlag, Ac There la also attached an excellent Brick Stable with accommodatioca for two betrs^s. carriage, wood and co*l. with se-.vanta" room in the second atory. Apply to JAS. C McGUIKE, Auction and Coraroisaloa Merchant. au6-et<>t FOR RENT?FOUR NEW SMALL BR ICE Houses Just inched. Immediately northwest of the Capitol, between B street and the Railroad Depot. Applyat the Capitol extenaloa te FR AN? CIS J. BROOKS. m 15-eotf Boarding. Board?two large rooms for RENT.?One eery handaomelv furnished AUo. a large a xe single room aultable for a fcen tlaman Board can be had on the most rea?on able term* If de*lred Ti e situation Isco^lard pleaaart having a large yard attached la desira ble for a family with children. No 4?-l>rta street, between D and E. aa Mrs bannerman, corner ofTth and E streets, baa several good Rooms va cant, which she cff'jra with board on reasonab e terms. She can accommodate aeveral table board Jy 10-tf DOARD.Ac ?mrs. BATES,ON THE S A# corner of Pennsylvania avenue and fth aUeet i a l-t- pa rr d t o accommodat e gentleme n wl tktoeir a, with or without board. Every effort will be made to vender those comfortable who may favor her with their patronage. ay ?? tr W C R OLD HANS! OLD HilHI ? rE have received a lot of mag nolla Hams two years old. a rare and very scarce article. KING A BURCHFLL, aa 19 cor. Vermont nve , and 1 street. ^TRAtED AW AY OR STOLEN? On the lMt nl-4 ,m*11 whl,? BuflkloaBa^ LOW, with small red apota ovor herP>i neck, with rod ears. A reward of dollars will be paid to any one wl?o will deiivei the cow to the eorner of 6th and P streeu au 19-tt? LINTON'S CELEBRATED ALCOHOL COOK, for *alc by ls~3t LAMMOND NOTICE. B DONALDSON. DENTIST, HAS R K * turned to the cltv and tray he found at blselhce. No 3J6 Pa avt-nue J on and after Tueaday, the 19Ui liutant nu gjl SENSIBLE TALE. A GENTLEMAN PASSING ONE OF Ol R elegant private houses. a<y ideotally heard :be following roi>alble talk between twnlad es, who were standing In the door One of them, It la thonght, waa from the country. She appeared to be looking over a long memorandum Theith'-r wns heard to aay: "If you lav any Albatn F?rk? or Spoona, or Cutlery, go toPRANCIS on fev entL atreet; what yon t>uy of him yru can depend upon He ha* every useful hru*ekeepingartK'if, aud hla prices are certainly modorate.'1 au i* TO THE PUBLIC. JOHN P DENNIS HAVING TAKEN THE well known Coach Factory, enfth.?tf street, between Loulaiana avetio* andsaO^: C street, long conducted by Mr John'*' ~ M. Tonng, Is now prepa-ed to manofsctare ar.d repair alldeacrlptloaa of COACHES, BUGGIES, WAGONS. Ac, on the most reasonable t?rir? la the very nest manner, and at the ahorte*t no tice. He rwpectfnlly Invites his Ibllerw-el^ions to ften hla n trial. m 19-to