Newspaper of Evening Star, August 21, 1856, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated August 21, 1856 Page 2
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EVENING STAR. WAS H I N G T O N CITY: ?lt ISftS. Q7" AdyertUements should ke huM la ky 1* o'clock, m., otherwise they may not appear aatll the next day. SPIRIT OF THK X0&HIH8 PHK88 The Intelligencer says of the extra session : " Congress being callcd together to-day in extra session by the proclamation of the Pres ident, a good deal of speculation is abroad as to its probable coarse and duration, and even as to the extent of its competency in some particulars?involving the inquiries whether either House can take up the army bill at the point at which it was left at the late seesion. cr whether it must originate a new one, and whether any other business can be or is likely to be transacted at this callcd session. " There is no doubt that the same appro priation bill left unfinished at the late ad* lournment can be taken up and act*d on; out an impediment to immediate action upon it appears to be interposed by the rules of the House of Representatives as well as by the twenty-first joint rule of the two Houses, which is in these words : " After six days from the commencement ? of a second or subsequent session of Congress, 4 all bills, resolutions, or reports which origin ? ated in either Hou?e, and at the close cf the ? next preceding session remained undeter ?mined in either House, shall be resumed and ' acted on in the same manner as if an adjourn ? meet bad not taken place " '?This rule, we should think, must be sus pended if the House desires to take up forth with the unfinished bill; but to avoid delay or any difficulty about the rule, the House may prefer ordering a new bill to be brought 1D ^7^? Committee of Ways and Means. "The two Houses may, if they choose, act on any other business The President has convoked them to "grant supplier for the army," and also " to consult and determine on such measures as tho state of the Union may seem to requiro;" but these do not, and the President could not, restrict the deliber ations or action of the two Houses to any par ticular subject. Once convoned, they are com ?>etect to act on all constitutional subjects of egislation." The Unicn discuss Fremont s pretensions ? the original eonquorer of California, and haTi~g shown that his interference thore was a jure set of filibustering piracy, proceed to establish the following propositions, viz : 1. That the revolution was commenced by Ide and the American settlers in California before the arrival of Fremont. 2. That, on his arrival, he refused to par ticipate in the enterprise, but intended to re turn immediately to the United States 8. That when he did consent to act, it was to aid in putting down Castro, who had expelled Micheltorreno and usurped the government, with the probable hope of securing for himself the supreme authority, and not for the purpose of conquering the country for the United States 4. That after Ide had taken Sonoma and fot substantial control of Upper California, remont s party aided them in their work of revolution V Th,at the thickly fettled parts and strong holds of the Territory remained to be con quered when Commodore Stockton took com mand, and these were conquered by him and under his orders, and with no essential assis tauce from Fremont. r? ? at no time duriDK the conquest was Colonel Fremont engaged in a battle, nor did he plan one successful attack, or command in one. . It follows that Colonel Fremont is not en titled to the credit claimed for him in the con quest cf California, but that the credit is due to ide and the American settlers for ita com mencement. and to Commodoro Stockton the glory of its completion PERSONAL. ? ??..Mrs. Stowe's new novel is to make its appearance on the first of September. .... Col Fremont dined with the Hon N. P. Banks. Jr . at the St. Nicholas Hotel, New lork, cn Tuesday. .... Manager Ford, of the Holliday street Theatre, Baltimore, is having a great run with the scenic play of the " Sea Witch." .... Col Parker H French, of Nicaragua and other notoriety, hu recently turned ud at St. Pauls, Minnesota. ....The Rev. Charles Baring, a younger brother of Sir Francis Baring, has been fp pointed Bishop of Gloucester an J Bristol, Eng land. ....Col, Samuel A Curtis, who has just . een elected to Congress from Iowa, com manded the 2d Ohio regiment in the Mexican war. ....The Hon. Edward Bates was to have addressed the citizens of St. Louison Tuesday evening last, by request, on the "signs of the times. * .... A letter from Bergen. Norway, of July 10, mentions that Mr and Mrs. S. Abbott Lawrence bod just left that place for Jiam mer.est, en route for the North Cape. .... There is an on dit that Fanny Fern haj wnttcn a five act drama for Mr. Willard Boston, with which he will open the Nati. nai - Thir?;?l ,m0r.l'uO that !t ia called The Student and the Demon." .... Among the distinguished strangers just now in Ha.-hii.gion we notice the Hon John Kerr, a memler of the last U. S. House of Iteprcsentatives from North Carolina Ho fctope at the Kirkwood House. .... The London News says : ?? a celebrated astronomer of North America, Professor Buhle is at this moment in Berlin, with the mission of inviting the mathematicians and natural .TL0! ?.rU^ r.t?r.Uke part in the Proceeding of the Scientilic Congress which is to be held in North America in the course of September. .... Q K Philander Doesticks has been at tending a Jersey camp meeting, and gives in the I icayune an account thereof, in which he fays, he never yet went into the State of LWiiHrr!Sy t hL? d"10'4 Set swindled by haTe h18 P00*?1 P'oked by some Crawford, tho artist is now in Washing !^,T " brought some exquisite Tn A representing the Progress of Civilisa tion in Amcrica, for a pediment of the exten ?o? of tho Capitol. Mr Crwflrd wtu [' *5JV"4? ?" to fioiah worke for * ?rginia and other places '???) of New York, for ?.er"l 4./, Jlafil OTlj?' to rearuit his shattered health. He in tl ? l^at concluded to woceed to his home in Cincinnati rather than return gJt.3 ** ,n?l?o for the extra session of Coo J?iMl*ndDi!!^V? lh1 Kreat J?nninK? estate in C(2n?? U ,Urned in Oswego th? ?.i?n i "'rtier to raise funds to prosecute aV sold stock in it. One dollar *10 Will hUJrik?n# tbon"?nd in scrip. About ? 10,GOO have been thu? raised amor.g the citi ?ens of Oswego and Fultoo The estate, is oalled worth two hundred millions of dollars tK**,:?I^r4bo Char,.e" Sumner writes from the Alleghany Mountains to a friend in Bos ton, under date of August 16, that he is at least pbyncally convalescent, though his phy sician tells him that he cannot hope to leave the mountains for some time without running the hatard of being an invalid for months to come Mr Sumner adds : " It is all uncertain when I shall be able to bear the excitement cf public speaking But I am confident that I "hall rally in season to take part in the pend ing contest. I cannot for a moment tolerate the thought that this will not be " -...The Liverpool Journal makes the fol T11 is b??? ? thf dr?n ? r? dwtk7 Mrt Webb reading partv . i l# 10 * ^^rd house the L< n^"^m^kerswhom^e^ed^f for Abolition, seeing ,^2 are in the cabinet' Mrs Webb Will not UkT We are as weary ef Uncle Tom J of-..y & Kars heroes. TLese gentlemen have unit* overdosed us." 1?'** WASHINGTON NEWS AND GOSSIP. The President a Meeange ?Every citizen of the Republic who oares more for hiseountry than hia party, will oommend the recent pub lio action of Preaident Pierce in relation to the extra session of Congress, and applaud the calm statesmanship an4 dignilfd tona which charaterizea the Message to Coafreas which we this evening spread befofe our readers. The President by hie proclamation summon ed faction?, embracing too many recreant rep resentatives, back to a discharge of tho9e most imperative public duties to which they had been shamelessly false. He bade them re turn, thoreby giving assurance that such men cannot and shall not, so long as he wields ex* ecutive power, take steps which inaugurate revolution and disunion, and then fly from the conrequencea of their action like frightoned Camanches. He oharges high publie func tionaries in Congress to come back and recon sider their deeds of faction and treason to pub. lie duty. The message which he transmits to these rocalled and returned recrcants ia a dear, ex plicit statement of the reasons whioh make it the paramount obligation of Congress to come back to duty and " to provide for the common defence/' and to support the President in every measure appropriately belonging to his high office He makes it so clear that he who runs may read that this Republican House of Representatives have neglected to provide for one of the vital objccts for which this Union was formed. We predict that no man, not besotted by partisan rage and folly, will rise from the reading of this message without emotions of wonder and amazement at the action of the Republican majority in the House. And yot, arrange to say, a party thus rash in its public action, thus heedless of constitutional obliga tion, thus regardless cf public law and duty, thus devoted to purtizan aggrandisement and personal gain, is aspiring to wield not only the legislative, but the judicial and executive powers of the republic ! ^ Let us congratulate ourselves that thcro is, in this crisis, at the head of the Uuvernment a man who has the sagacity to discern the plans and purposes of Republicans in their disunion work, and who has tho nerve to grapple and bring to tho light of day tho mid night ussassins of the Constitution and the Union. The following is tho message : Ftllow-eitizens of ike Senate and House uf Representatives: In consequence of the failure of Congress, at its recent session, to make provision for the support of the army, it became imperatively incumbent on me to exercise the power which the Constitution confers on the Executive for extraordinary oocasions. and promptly to con* vene the two Houses in order to ufford them an opportunity of reconsidering a subject of such vital interest to the peace and welfare of the Union. With exception of a partial authority vented by law in the Secretary of War to con tract for supply of clothing and subsistence, the army is wholly dependent on the appro priations annually male by Congress. The omission of Congress to act, in this respect, before the termination of the fisoal year, had already caused embarrassments to tho service, which were overcome only in expectation of appropriations beforo the close of the present month. If the requisite funds be not speedily provided, tho Executive will no longer be ablo to furnish the transportation, equipments and munitions, which are essential to the effective ness of a military force in the field. With no provision for the pay of troops, the contractg of enlistment would be broken, uud the army must in effect be disbanded : the consequence of which would be ao disastrous as to demand all possible efforts to avert tho calamity. It ia not merely that the officers and en listed men of the army are to bo thna dc. prived of the pay and emoluments to which they are entitled by standing laws ; that the contraction of arma at the public armories, the repair and conatruction of ordnance at the arsenals, and the manufacture of military clothing and camp equipage must bo discon tinued ; and the persons connected with this branch of tho public service thus be deprived suddenly of the employment essential to their subsistence. Nor is it merely tho waste con sequent on tho forced abandonment of the sea bjard fort locations, aud of tho interior mili tary posts and other establishments, and the enormous expense of rocruiting and reorgan izing the army, and again distributiug it over the vast regions which it now occupios. These are evils, which may, it is true, be repaired horeafter by taxes imposed on the country. But other evils are involved, whioh no ex penditures however lavish, could remedy,?in comparison with which local and personal in juries or interests sink into insignificance. A great part of the army ia situated on the remote frontier, or in the deserts and moun- I tains of tho interior. To discharge largo bo dies of men in such places, without tho means of regaining their homos, and whero fow, if any, could obtain subsistence by honest in dustry, would be to subject them to suffering and temptation, with disregard of juntie* and right most derogatory to the Government. In the Territories of Washington and Ore gon, numerous bands of Indians are in arms, and are waging a war of extermination agahiet tho white inhabitants) and although our troops are aotively carrying on tho campaign, wo have no intelligence aa yet of a successful re ault. On the Western plaina, notwithatanding the impoung display of military force recently made thcio, aud the chastisement infiioted on the rebellious tribea, others, far from being dismayed, have manifested hostilo intentions, and been guilty of outrages, which, it not de signed to provoke a confliot, serve to show that tho approhonsion of it is insufficient wholly to restrain their vicious propensities. A strong force in the State of Texas has produced the temporary suspension of hostilities there ; but in New Mexico, incessant activity on the part of the troops is required to keep in check the marauding tribes which infest that Territory. The hostile Indiana have not been removed from the State of Florida ; and the withdrawal ot the troops therefrom, leaving that object unaccomplished, would be moet injurioua to the inhabitants, and a breach of the positive engagement of the General Government. To r.fuM mj> thm[on u to compel the complete ceaaation of ail its operations, and its practical disband ment, and thus to invite hordes of predatory savaeeJ from the Weatern plaina and the Rocky moun tains to apread devastation along a frontier of more than four thousand miles in extent, and to deliver up the aparse population of a *aat tract of country to rapine and marder. Such, fn sabatance, would be the direct ar & immediate effects of the refusal of Congre> p for the first time in the history of the Govern ment, to grant supplies for the maintenance of the armythe inevitable waste of millions of pablta treasure,?the infliction of extreme wrong upon all persons connected with the military establishment by service, employ ment, or contracts,?the recall of our foroas from the field,?the fearfal sacrifice of life and Incalculable destruction of property en the remote frontiers,?the striking of our na tional flag on the battlements of thd fortresses which defend oar maritime citics against for* eign invasion,?the violation of public honor and good faith,?and the discredit of the Uni ted States in the eyes of the civilised world. I confidently trust that these considerations, and others appertaining to the domestic peace of tho country which cannot fail to suggest themselves to every patriotic mind, will, on reflection, bo duly appreciated by both Houses of Congress, and induce the onactmcnt of the requisite provisions of law for the support of the army of the United States. Fbanklin Pibrce. Washington, Angust 21, 1356. How to Solve the Difficulty ?Many differ onces of opinion are to be anticipated to-day among thoso in Congress learned in parlia mentary law and Congressional rules, concern ing the best mode of getting at the business for which tho extra session has been called. Their difficulties will be complicated, doubt less, by efforts to get up other business be sides the failing army appropriation bill. The temper of the members of both Houses who were in Washington yesterday was deci dedly against approaching any other business whatever; so much so that we have no idea that tho vote of a third of either House can ba obtained for such a proposition. Tho cal endar of the House is dead under their rule, up to the end of six days after the opening of a sossion. So no ordinary motion to take up oven tho army appropriation bill will be in order, it strikes us that the speediest and most satisfactory way of getting at the army appropriation bill will be for the Senate, im mediately after the President's expected mes sage shall have been read, to pass a joint reso lution suspending tho rule forbidding either House to consider any business left unfinished at the termination of a session until six days alter tho beginning of a new session. It will requiro unanimous consent in the Hou.-e hall even to consider such a jjint resolution. But that will of course bo accorded, as no member can possibly be anxious to protract tho extra session for an instunt longer than in:iy be absolutely necessary. On the adop tion ot the joint resolution to suspend the rule the army appropriation bill can be instantly reached by a successful motion to proceed to the business on the Speaker's table; that be ing the first bill in order resting thereon. The California War Bonds.?Mr. Denver succeeded in bringing about tho legislation ere the late session termniated, necessary to enable the commissioners of the State of Cal ifornia and tho accounting officers of the Treasury Department to pay off what are known as the California war bonds. It has been provided in the legislation to which we reler above, that no interest is to bo paid for any period subsequent to the act of February, 1S53, making the original appropriation for the liquidation of the bonds. We hear that already the process of paying off these bonds has been commenced. This will bo very ac ceptable news to go out to the Pacific side by the steamer sailing from New York harbor now. The Expected Mew age?(ire at interest was manifested on the avenue yesterday afternoon with reference to the probable tenor of the special message which the President sent to Congress at noon to-day. The Republicans anticipated a bomb-shell in their camp, while the Democrats, who all regard President Pierce as among the ablest writers of State papers so far connected with the Government of the I nited States, took it for granted that his ex planation of the necessity for his call of an extra session will be overwhelming as against the policy leading the Republicans to combine t<> defeat the army appropriation bill. We are writing a few moments before 12 in., and from the signs around us anticipate about as lively a day in the House hall as has over been witnessed there. Pay Increased ?In tho omnibus bill, re cently passing Congress, provision was made for increasing tho pay of a few clerkships in the Treasury Department, by the promotion change of class. In carrying out this law Mr. Henry E. Batoman, in tho office of the Register of the Treasury, has been promoted to a fourth olass (f l ,800 per annum) clerkship ; in the First Comptroller's office, Mr A. B Claxton, to a third class ($1,000 per annum ;) in the Fifth Auditor's office, Mr. Hyacynthe Lasselle, to u third class clerkship. The Overland Mail.?The newspapers aro in error in announcing the fact that a proposi tion to establish an overland mail from Mis souri to California, at an annual oost of $500, 000 was among the thing* that went through in the last hours of the late session. An effort was made in the Senate to compass its enact ment. It failed, however, in a conferenoo committee. We state the fact for tho infor mation of our subscribers in California, thus briefly, as the California mail loaves Now York to-morrow. Last Night?at 7 p. m ?we do not believe there were eighty members of the House in Washington. The public conveyances arriving subsequently, however, brought back to the Federal city quite a number of tho missing honorablo gentlomen, and Congress was thus enab led again toprocoed to business promptly at neon to-day. A. Vast Difference, truly.?By the mere ad dition of nothing?that ia of a nought (fig ur e) too much, we were made to say errone o? isly yesterday that Congress at its late ses si on had appropriated an aggregate of thirteen millions, instead of thirteen hundred thousand dollars for California; a vast difference, truly. Tho McMullin and Granger Fracas The select committee on this subjeet were in session this i uorning. The testimony elicited com plete ly bears out our account of the affair, proT ing that Mr. Oranger first intuited, and then assaulted Mr. McMullin, before the lat. strt tck him. ?? lit. Buchanan.?We learn that Mr. Bucha nan will reach Y\ heatland, his residence, neai Lancaster, Pa , on Saturday next, from Bed ford Springs, his annual Summer resort whex in the United States. He returns home in fiae health, bis friends will be gratified t< learn. A Caucus.?The Democrats of the Senate held a caucus yesterday, we hear, at which it vu determined to transact no business during the extra session other than such M may be immediately connected with the enact ment of the Armj bill. The Current Operation! of the Treasury ]>?) irtment ?On yesterday, 19th of Ai|ut, tfcere ware ef Treasury warrant! enteral en the boefcs of tha Department? For redemption of Texas debt.... *4.57* 15 for tha Traaaarv IHpartmMt..? 225,SSI ?3 For tha Interior Department 21,414 24 From miscellaneous sources 16 25 On aoconnt of the Navy 36.520 49 Repayment on account of the Navy 41,028 9S CONOB1B8IOHAL PBOCI1DIWOS. Tha Sonata mat at 12 m. to-day, and a quorum being present they duly organised, s jnt a message to that effect to the lloase, and passed the usual resolution for a joint com mittee to notify the President of the readiness of Congress to reccive any communication ha might desire to make to that body. In tha House, at 12 m. precisely, the Speak. or took bis seat and annonnccd that the lloase had assembled in pursaanoe of the President's recent proclamation to that end, caused that paper to be read by the clerk for the inform ation of the llouse. lie then directed the clerk to call the roll of the members by States; which being done, a quorum answered to their names. Mr. Letcher moved a resolution for a com mittee (joint) to notify the President; agreed to. Mr. L. also moved to notify the Senate that the House are ready to proceed to busi ness. The Secretary of the Senate delivered at the bar the usual message, announcing the organ isation of that body, and its readiness to pro ceed to business. Mr. McMullin addressed the tiouse in a few remarks, wherein he asked the modification of the order of the llouso appointing a select committee on bis fracas with Mr. Granger, of New York, so that the said committed may roport at the earliest possible moment; modi fication ordored. The Speaker was authorised, on motion, to appoint the standing committees for the sos sion ; and by his order the Clork read off the printed list of the committees for the last ses sion i?s the newly appointed committees. A member, whose name we did not learn, proposed to proceed to the consideration of some privato bills ; but objection was made. Mr l'ike moved a resolution to give vitality to the bills lost only for want of the signature of the President of the Senate or the Speaker to the enrolled copies thereof.

The rule was suspended by unanaimous con sent for its admission. Mr. McMullin asked leave to amend the resolution by providing undor it for the con sideration of bills that had passed either liouse ; ruled out of order. Mr. Whitney introduced a substitute for the resolution of Mr. Pike, which was accepted by that gentleman, and agreed to. Various efforts to get at private bills or other business^were here made in vain, until the committee to notify the President having reported, the President's Secretary, Sidney Webster, Esq , appeared at tbo bar, and de livered the special message (which will be found elsewhere in the Star to day.) The said message, on being read, was re ferred to the Ways and Means Committee The llouse then took a recess until 2| f. ir. A CARD [From the National Intelligencer.] Having concluded to discontinue the Wash ington Sentinel, I avail myself of the kind ness of my friends of the National Intelligen cer to make that determination public through its columns. Some weeks since a similar determination was abandoned because the continuance of the Sentinel was deemed advisable, in view of fierce efforts of the " Republican party" to force upon the American people a President and Vice President whose pledged purposes would violate the Constitution by additional assaults upon the rights, honor, and equality of one half of the States of the Confederacy. Subsequent events, however, plainly indicate tiat the fancied power and strength of that dangerous party are fast waning, and that the triumph of the Democratic ticket in the pres ent contest is not now even problematical The gratifying indications that the South will be a unit in November next, and the positive assurances of our friends that the larger por tion of the North and Northwest will be ranged on the side of the Democracy, render the con tinuance of the Sentinel no longer essential to the campaign. I may be permitted to say, in conclusion, that 1 carry into my retirement convictions, greatly strengthened by the experience an editorial life has conferred, that the principles of the State Rights Democratic party are the only principles upon which the perpikuity of our Union can rest with honor aud safety. For the maintenance of these principles the Sentinel was established ; a departure from them has never been charged by its worst ene mies. With sinccre gratitude for the kindness of its friends and patrons, and a hearty congratu lation for the bright victory that awaits all who love their country, I am most truly their friend, Bxvbrly Tuckbb. Washington, August 20, 1856, POLITICAL ITEMS. All tho gentlemen nominated on tho Fill more Stato ticket in Ohio havo declined. Daniel S Dickinson is to spoak this week at Montrose, Pennsylvania. Tho Albany State Rogister is dead It went over to Freniontism a few weeks ago. The South Boston Mercury, a print of Fre mont tendencies, has been btoppedfor want of support. A letter from Mr. Fillmoro, accepting the nomination of the Know Nothing party of Goorgia, is published in tho Southern papers. A lettor from St. Louis, Mo., dated August 16, says: " You may put down this Stato 20,000 majority for Buchanan." Jere Clemens is on the stump for the Know Nothings in Alabama. Ho just ran for the legislature, and got 200 out of 4,000 votes. John Van Buron has accepted the invitation of the Ohio State Central Committee, and will be present at tho Democratic mass meeting to be held at Salem, Columbiana county, Onio, on the 27th inst. At a Democratic meeting in Troy, Pa , lately, Col Uathway, of Elmira, distributed Gree ley's Life of Fremont among the crowd, re marking thai it was the beat electioneering document the Democracy oould circulate. An old lino Whig writes the Boston Times that he has a nephew who wants to acquire a military education, and wants to know which would be the best, sending him to West Point or to the Rev. Honry Ward Beechor. i A new Know Nothing paper called <( The Ago'' has just been started at New York. It is edited by George Copway, or Kah-ge-gat ga-booh, who, in his introductory address, which, by the way, is quite well written, goes in strongly for " Americans ruling Amorica." The Cincinnati Enquirer says that several more leading Ohio Wnigs hava come out for Buchanan. Among them are General James Weir, Dr Fielding, William G. Thomas, late i State Senator, and Judge Leavitt, of the Uni , ted States District Court. The Massachusetts Fillmore State Conven tion met in Boston yesterday morning, and ? nominated Amos A. Lawrence^or Governor I and Homer Port for Lt Governor Hon. W m . Appleton and Charles D. Stockbridge were chosen Presidential electors. The Washington correspondent of the New York Evening Post says that "Mr. French ' Evans, the author of the Philadelphia plat form, on whioh Fillmore was nominated, and t a warm advocate of Fillmore, has announoed his purpose of taking the stump in Pennsylva 1 nia in favor of Fremont-" " Also that Louis > Fitzgerald Tasistro, late traslator in the State Department, also a friend of Fillmore, aud one of the best stump speakers in Maryland dur ' ing the Taylor campaign, has resolved to en ter the lists for Fremont." A* Khno? tic Boaroa Ladt ?The Wkiti Mountains correspondent of the Bee ^pe*k? ?? a young Boston lady, who is upending the ,B?" mer at the mountains. u a most wonderful and romantic pedestrian She has traveled over (on f>ot) the greater portion of the moun tains, end in her walks It is with difficulty that her male companions can keep ap with her or an da re the fatigue, which to her seemfl fegt pleasure snd tccr patiea. The other morn ing shaitarted off with the intention of spend* S* tha night at Tnekeraaan's Ravins?from lich place a party bad ju?t returned and reported a snow bank 20 feet long, 11 feet vide and 5 feet de?p. Only a few days age she made an eitraordinary journey through Carter's Notoh, where a lady never before passed YOUNG MEN *8 CH RI8TI AN ABSO C1ATIUN ?The Treasurer will beat the rooms of the associativa, corner of 10th street end Pa avenue, on THURSDAY. FRIDAY and SATURDAY E VENINUS, from 0 to V o'clock, to receive the yearly dues of member* it Is earnestly hoped that alt those members who de sire the prosperity of the association will meet him there prepared to discharge their Indebted ness. C. W. SCHREINER, an 21 3t Treesrrer. GRACE CHURCH EXCURSION.? The Ezcuralon of Grace Church Coagre gatlon which was postponed on account of the la cement weather, will tike place on FRIDAY EVENING next. The Steamer George Wash ington will leave the wharf, foot of ilth street, at 4 o'clock p m , and will return by moonlight Withers'Cornet Band will accompany the ex? curalon Refreshments will be provided by the ladies of the Congregation. Tickets FIFTY CENTS; children half price. aull-lt NOTICE ?THE MEMBERS UF the Western Hose Active Association mo>t respectfully announce to their friends and the public generally that they will give their Fourth Grand Cotillon Party THURSDAY, AugusttSth, 1856, at the Pioneer's Hall, corner ef 24:h and K street Scott's Band has been engaged. Tickets FIFTY CENTS-admlttlng a gentle man aad ladles. Committte of Arrangemtnts. F N Holtzmaa, T J Parker, J R Spalding auSUJt | HO ? FOR THE GRAND B\LL OF the aeason by the UGLY CLUB, Will be given at Odd Fellows' Hall, Navy Yard, on MONDAY EVENING, September 2tfd. 1569. Particulars in future advertisement B? order au20 3t*. COM. OF ARRANGEMENTS. MONTGOMERY GUARDS, ATTEN TION?You are hereby notified to attend a meeting of theComprny on THURSDAY EVENING, the 21stInstant By order of Capt. Kit : au 20-2t THOS. McENIR Y, Pec iii .NOTICE?THE SUBSCK111KK bees leave to call the attention of tae public to his stock of GLASS and QUEENS WARE before purchasing el?ewhere, as by so doing they will save from lfr to 25 per cent. Toilet and Dinner Sets lower thsn the lowest at ?J09 Pa. avenue, between lKh and 10th streets. Je P-6m JOHN McDEVITT. LO*T?YESTERDAY EVENING, ON PA. avenue, between 10th and 7th streets, or on 7th street south, one Urge GOLD LOCRET, opening on both tildes, with a lock of hair In one side, one small gold key, and a small goid locket attached to a small gold fob chain. The tinder will be liberally rewarded by leaving them at Mr. WM.R RILEY'S Dry Good Store, corner 8.h street and Pa avenue au21-3f Black elastic belts. Belt Clasps, Buffalo Hair Pins, Morocco Belts, Transpar ent Soap In bars, for sale at au 21-3t LAMMOND'S. ORIGINAL MAP Off WASHINGTON ? Em raved In Philadelphia In 1792 For sale, a few copies only?price 99 cents auJM FRANCR TAYLOR. MURDER !!! The argument of wm. p. preston, Esq , oa the Indictment of Hon P T Her bert, Member of Congress from California, charg ing him with the murder of Thomas Keating. Is now ready, and may be had at SHILLIWG TON'S. Price 12# cents. au21-3ta DISSOLUTION OF CO.PARTNERSHIP. THE UNDERSIGNED HAVE THIS DAY mutually dissolved the copartnership hereto fore existing between them. Mr W illtam Jonjf stom Is alone authorized to collect the debts d e the Aim, and will pay all the liabilities thereof. v 1 W. H. CLEMENTSON. au 21-2t? W. JOHNSON. A CARD. 1AM PREPARED TO ATTEND TO ALL orders appertaining to the duty of Scavenger of the Seventh Ward, if left at the following plates. to-wit: Mr Qulgley's, comer 13:h and C sts. Mr. Tucker's, on 7th street, at Maryland av. Mr. Samuel Pumphrey, corner of N and sts. Mr. John Relieves, 4# "treet between B aad C, Island WILLIAM S. MULLEN, an 21-6f Scavenger HOUSE, SIGN AND 0BNAMENTAL PAINTING & GLAZIKG. GEORGE H. VARNELL, ]VO. 51# LOUISIANA AVENUE, BETW. 1- v Cth and 7th streets, north side, has opened a branch Shop, for the prosecution of his business, on 7th street, between I street and Massachusetts avenue, east side, and will be happy to receive calls for work at either of his locations for doing bnsinees. AU orders for Jobbing attended to promptly and at the shortest notice. In a workmanlike man ner Thankful for past favors he will, by assiduity and dispatch of work, hope to merit the contrnu ance of the orders of his friends and the t uhlic generally. au 21 2w SPKINO GOODS This day Receiving and Opening by C. TUCKEIt A CO , NO. 353, P E NNSYLV AN IA AVENUE, Single and Double Barrel SHOT GUNS. , . , Best American Kids. Revolving and other Pl*tols, Flobert Rities and Pistols, Powder Flasks, Shot Pouches, Gme Ba?s, Powder, Caps, Shot, nails, Ram Rods, Cleaning Rod?, Cartridges, Wads, Ac. Uuuimitk,s Material t* tvtry varutp. ALL OF WHICH GOODSTHEY PROPOSE to sell as low as sim'lar articles can be bought in the northern citlte*, most of their stock being Imported by themselves or purchased of manufac turers. The shooting season being at hand, bo time Is to be lorft In the selection of a gun and equipments, and those who call early wl'l have ths advantage of the choice of goods au21-eo5t United States Pnteet Office, I Washington, Aug. If, 1858. J ON THE PETITION OF JOHN P. SHER. WOOD, of Washington county, New York, praying for the extension of a patent granted to him on the 17th December, 1912, for an improve ment in "Door Locks," for seven years fToui the expiration of said patent, which takes place on the 17th day of December, 1b5? : It is ordered, that the petition be heard at the Patent Office on Monday, the 1st December next, at 12 o'elock m.; and all persons are notified to ap pear and show cause, if any they have, why said petition ought not to be granted. Persons opposing the extension are required to file In the Patent Office their objections, specially set forth in writing, at least twenty days before the day of hearing; all testimony filed by either party to be used at the said hearing must be taken and transmitted In accordance with the rules of the ofllce, which will be furnished on application. The testimony In the case will be closed on the 21st of November, 'depositions and other papers relied upon as testimony must be filed In the of llce on or before the morning of that dav; the ar guments, if any, within ten days thereafter. Ordered, also, that this notice be published la the Union, Intelligencer, and Star, Washington. D. C.; Republican, Baltimore ; Pennsyivanian Philadelphia; Day Book, New York, and PoS' Pittsburg. Penna ; once a week for three suc cessive weeks previous to the 1st of December next, the day of hearing. CBARLRB MASON, Commissioner of Patents. P. 8.?Editors of the above papers will nleeee copy, and send their bills to the Patent Office wfthapa^ontalnlng thisnotloe. ' . ??AL: COAL!! COAL!!! A * ,kBR,10R QUALITY OF RED ASH Anthracite COAL, (egg size) cariro of Khooner ''Olive," soon to arrive. Will be sold low from the vessel. , If P?*ons supplying themselves for the win ? IT?1110 their orders at the Yard, ER N INTH AND H STREETS. au ?u-3te WHK SUBSCRIBER, HAVING DETER. -A mined to close up his present business, re quests all persons Indebted to him by open ac count,, to come forward and settle the same oa or before the 5th day of the ensuing month, Septem ber. All accounts not settled on that day will be placed In the hands of a collector for Immediate settlement. PETER O'DONOGHUE, au*0-d2w Georgetown Amusements, NATIONAL THE At*B. MONDAY KVKNIRO. Aa?Ml?t, lt??e, Pint tfp?rue? It tbc United Statea slnee their niOUND, SCOTLAND AND IBBLAND, Of TBS Irish Boy and Yankee Qel! Me. a Mas. w. t. Who will ay*ar la three IRISH KMISKAN IDS. For "* *">>V * ANTE D?A SITUATION SY A KB ?pectable roung W?mii a* NofM, and So Kin Kfwli^ or chamber work Addreas Box 11 r Ottco. an ?l-3t* W WANTH) ?BY A WET NUKSK A PLACE In a respectable family Addros Bo* No. lit, Star OOkoe au*u-*t* ANTED ?ON OK BEFORE THE 1ST of September, a servant woman to do th? W cooking washing and Ironing of a family of on y two or three persons. One who mlti may obtat i a rermaaent home and liberal w***? Apply at No. 5i8, H street, between 6th and 7th streets Mi 19 3f WANTK D?TO SKLL OK KENT THb whole or part of my farm lying near Bit densbur? depot, adjoining tbo land of C B Cal vert. To a person who wishes to engage In n market garden, or to open a boarding house for those visiting the Spa Springs, this presents* rare opportunity for particulars apply on the peani ses to D.JONES. an !?-*? WAN 1KD-W ANTED ? WANTED-TO tad persons la want of tke following ar tide*: Preach or German Looking Slasses Portrait or Picture Prams, re ad, oval or sq tare Oil Paintings, large and small Marble-ton W racket t Tables, In broate or gold. All kinds of Pirtnres framed, and aav site Looking Glamea, or other work la tke gilding line done to order with dispatch. Also, a lot of cast-iron Brscketts. suitable fer ahelving, Ac., cn hand. Terms moderate to anil the times, for cash. N.B.?Old Work Regllt,amd Looking Glaas Plates Inserted. tS6 Penna. avenue, opposite Kirk wood Honor. dec It JOHN WAiNKK. For Sale and Rent. fs?? Tiaar rmmom. noT.c. ] 1.1 O K RENT?THREE THREE-STOR ^ Brick Houses, situated on P street. between id and 3d, each containing sir rooms For tenrs nopiy to J. ROVER, on 1st street, bet wee a I and K streets. au itl 'is* FO R S A L E?TWO LOTS OP GROUND, one on 13th street, between L ntrtet and Mas sachusetts avenue. 24 by Al?o, Lot No 16 !u Square 411. near the Smithsonian Institute Af plyto HOWELL A MORSELL, *f3 C street, between 6th andTlh. au il-iw A CORNER ROOM ON THE 1st FLOOU, will bo rented (furnishtd) to a lady and tren> tleman, or two gentlemen la the Pat-nt cr tost oace Densr ment, tielng three ml antes walk frem either Will only be rented to a permanent ren- < ant. or the Room would be rented for an ottce to a Phvsiclaa or Patent Agent. Address "t'?ee," Box 4 f tar oSre an SI-3t FOR RENT?INTENDING TO REMOVE to No. T68 Penn avenue, wrath side, oppo-i e the National Hotel, by the 1st of September next, Iwl?htorent the store I now occuny, aultatle for a Grocery, Restuarant, Furnlsalng Strre, Druggist, or JewelrvStore, having all the txturrs and gas complete Rent very moderate Apply on the premises JONAS P LEVY, No n Penn. avenue, Wine, Liquor. Grocery, andSettar Store au MJt FOR RENT?A LARGE AND COMFORT able House with the Furniture. No. 35 Gay street, between Montgomery and Green streets, Georgetown. Apply on the premlsts au*0-5t Drug store for sale?the ad vertiser. wishing to dircontinue the Drug business, will sell for cash, or paper that wlII command cath. his store Will be sold also the Furniture of the dwelling house 1 he house has recently been fitted up and is convenient to business. Address "P T," through Cl'y Post Oftce or City Despatch. an 'A>-?w The subscriber offers for hale, on reasonable terms, a lot of valuaMe I*ai<d. costalning flfteen or twenty seres, well located for gardening, meadows, and other crops; a nev er-falling spring of good water; four acres In good hard wood The land lies two and a half M miles from the Long Bridge, and Ifty. r< d* from the Colombia pike Also, a right of way for a good road to said pike. Persons wishing to purchase will p'.mse call on tke subscriber at his residence, adjoining the land offered for sale. JOHN W BREWER. Alexandria county, Va., August IS, 1658. an fc0-3t t*OR SALE?THE STOCK. GOOD WILL. JT and Flxtorea of the small Grocery and Li quor Store at the corner of 14th and Ds'reetn. It isconsldered one of the best positions In the ciiv for a ?tore of the kind For particulars enqulie on the premises. au 1? 3to JAS SINN ATT. P)R SALE OR TO LET?TWO WELL arranged Cottage Fram* Houses on N hlr<vt north, between 14th and 15th streets weet Ec quire at *10 F street, near Chubb Brothers1 Back ing House. Rent tit) per month JNO. P. HILTON, au KMw Agent aid Collector. P)R RENT?SEVERAL HANDSOME Par lors and Chambers, with board. Also, table and transient beard Inquire at M rr. SMITH'S, <33 P street novX?-tf FOR RENT?DWELLING HOUSE, No 33i, Pennsylvania avenue north side Utwe*r. ?lh aed U'th streets. One of the best loca'ions In tbecity. I inmedlate passesMou gisea. Apply to GEO H B WHITE A CO., on the premise^ or to CHARLES H. LANE, Gent'a Furnishing Store, 4*4 Penn. avenue. an * For sale?a tract of land, con talnlng about 45 acres, on the Hcl^t r : k Weor^etown, being a mui of the Valle . Vi-w } Farm, the resldmce of the late Jobs M Ki deceased. Thla Is one of the most desirable sit? > In the District for a kne private residence; at .t 20 acres of this tract Is a beautiful grove of t4.:: - ber, the balance cleared and in a hlgti ttateof < .i tlvation The aumiult of this tract is from 35< 400 feet, above tide water, and hat a fine view of Washington, Georgetown, and the adjacent vai ley of the Potomac It will be sold entire or la lots Alao.alarge Frame Dwellln?-house a-4 Lot on the corner of Fifth and H streets west, Wa*L lngton city. Apply at Valley View harm,or to Dr H Ki.: No. 80 Prospeot street, Veorvetowu, D O 18'tf [Intel] E. J. KING Boarding. Board?two large rooms for RENT ?One very handsomely furnished Also, a larue alxe single room i-ultable for a ge. ? tlaman Board caa be had on tlie most rea&wt able terms If desired. Tte situation 1* cool a^ nleaaaat, having a large \ard attached la de>ir > bis for a family with children. No. 4<tt? TenU street, between D aad E^ au *0-6'* Mrs bannerman, cor7?er of ?th and E streets, has severr.1 geod Rooms va cant, which she offers with board en re**cuable terms. She can accommodate several table board era. * Jyi:*-tf OOARD, Ac?MRS. BATES,ON THE S ^ D corner of Pennsylvania avenue and *tk atreet la are pared to accommodategentlemen wl throoit ?, with or without board. Every effort wlllbemadf to render those comfortable who may favor hei with their patronage. mt-.< AlA KKWAHD STRAYED FROM the '5 iU subscribers, on theevening of the CV ? 16th instant, a ROAN MARE, about 15v hands high, considered about nine yiars old, a light spot on her hip, and t? nd?r feet l'he ab<>?* rt ward will be paid on her dell very to th-subscri bers. BONTZ A COOMBS, Furniture Dealers, 37V Seventh st., an *0-3t ? 1 ?1 ' H between I and K RtnoVAL' ENRY polkinghokn takes this met! od of informing his friends *nd the public tr.ai he has removed his PRINTING OFF 1 Chi to the uew building on D street, between 0th and ?'h streets east, adjolalng his former establishment Havlag added a saeam-englne to his factlttl*? f?-r .r? .? -?? ? ?,? u? iiriiKHs I' ' exeeuting every description of JOB PRINTING, be Is enable to ill orders with promptitude and dispatch. au lf-6t PHESEKVINO ftUOAK, kc. Double refined loaf, crushed Granulated and powdered, Soft Crashed and Yellow, with prime and common Potto Rtco and New Orleans Sugars. A<1 at lowest prices, by KING A BUR CULL, au 1ft corner <rf Vt. ave., and 1 street |>UCHANAN SCOTT IRCM? D Fillmore do Wheatland do J ust published at our Piano and M m>lc Store au 14 ~0HN P ELI IS