Newspaper of Evening Star, August 4, 1857, Page 3

Newspaper of Evening Star dated August 4, 1857 Page 3
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LOCAL INTELLIGENCE Cocscil Ptoc**?l!??s.? Board ?/ Al4*rmt*. The Board held iU regular meeting yesterday af ternoon. Mr. Rlgn, from finance committee. asked to be dis? hargedfrom the petition of Rich'd B. Lloyd; disehargrd. Mr. Miller, from improvement committee, re poited adversely upon the bill for a footway on First street went; and it was rejected. Mr. Houston, from the special committee, ask ril to be discharged from further consideration of the bill and papers in reference to gambling hou ses la this city, ami that they be laid on the table. He thought, to restrain gambling, the per sons who go to the gaming tables to risk their money should be lined instead of the keepers of the tables; and he expressed himself in favor of licensing the gambling rooms and throwing them t>p?>n as the best mode of restricting the evil. Mr Miller also expressed himself in favor of laying the matter on th#? table, as we had not the power to license gambling houses. Mr. Ruff said he was very Mtrrv that, after all all the expense incurred in gettiiig the evidence kefore the committee, the matter should be suf fered to fall through. He thought the public should know what practices were resorted to by the keepers of the gambling houses to deeoy and rob their dupes, as shown by that evidence; and he recommended that an abstract of it be pub lished. Mr. Houston thought that no public good would be subserved by the publication or this evidence; and he recommended that an abstract of it be published. Mr. Ruff was opposed to smothering the evi dence. He wanted it to go before the people, and moved the reference of tne matter to tit police committee, with instructions to report a synopsis of the evidence to the Board; carried. Conncil bill appropriating 37U) for fish stands at the Cent re Market in place of those being taken away, was referred to improvements committee. Council bill prescribing struck measure for oats, was referred to police committee; also, Council bill regulating the weightof hay (requir ing l,M pounds to the ton ) Joint resolution in relation to the city sewerage ww passed. Mr. Smith, from the select committee, reported a bill appropriating 81,290 .36 for expenses of re ceiving the Western visitors, that amount l>eing required to meet ex penses incurred overand above the amount raised by the citizens, which was In the rambling debate which ensued, a very Peppery personal controversy sprung up betweeii Mess rs Houston and Evans, in which mutual charges of inconsistency were made. A preamble and amendments to the bill, offered by Mr. Rlggs.werc rejected?and the bill passed. It appropriates '?the sum of one thousand two hundied and ninety dollars and thirty-six cents out of the general fund to meet a deficiency in the pavmeut of certain bills contracted by a joint ? fmmittee appointed to invite to this city and e:i:?rtain the corporate authorities of St. Louis. Cincinnati, Chillicothe and Baltimore," and the Mayor is authorized to pay such bills, for said rurj?ose. a* may ** presented to him. duly certi fied to as correct by a majority of the members of said joint committee. Council bill for grading and paving an alley in square 4e3. was referred to improve luentn com mittee: also, Conncil bill for continuing the sea wall now being constructed at O street south to the south side of P street south. Joint resolution relating to the grade of Thir teenth street, was passed bills grading N street north, from Fifth street west to New Jersey avenue ; to pay for the removal of garbage ai.d fluid offal; authorizing flag footways to be laid on New Yo k avenue near its intersection with Thirteenth street west; au thorizing certain modifications in the specifica tions of work to be done in the construction of the new almshouse and workhouse; making ap propriations for the public schools for the year ending June 3U, 1-58; authorising the grading and graveling of Eleventh street west, between M and N streets north; for grading and graveling K street north, from Fourth street west to North Capitol street; for grading and graveling L street north, between Eighteenth and Twentieth streets west; for grading and graveling H street north, between North Capitol and Third streets; to grade and gravel Twentv-second street, between K and L streets aorth ; for grading and graveling Eleventh street west, between C and G streets north; to repair the alley in squat e 167; for the relief of John R queen, Aaron VV. Miller and rihers; and for the construction of the sewer on Thirteenth street west, were appropriately re ferred . Council bills for paving and grading the alley in square 4"?5 ; for relaying the footwalk and re setting the curbstoue on the south front of square T!*1; and for grading portions of alley in square Mfi, were passed And then the Board adjourned. Im the Commom Counetl ? A communication from lite Mayor transmitting a statement of the cost of articles purchased for the Washington Asylum, and of provisions made for the poor, was read and refe'red to the ways and means com mittee. Mr Orme presented the petition of various per sona. dealers in the Centre Market, asking that a stand be assigned to Louisa Collins for a cook house in the Centre Market for their accommoda tion ; referred to police committee. Mr. Clark, from claims committee, reported a bill for the relief of John VV. lladen : passed. Also, a bill for the relief of John Patch; passed, j Mr. Jeff?-rson, from the police committee, re ported back a joint resolution to repeal the second section of :in act to defray the general expenses of the Corporation, and by consent the committee w1! discharged frou. its consideration. Mr. Hutchinson offered a joint resolution in relation to the grade of Thirteenth street east; parsed Mr. Tree offered a bill to repair and gravel 8th street, befw<*en D and E streets north; referred to improvement* committee. Mr Fisher, from ways and means committee, reported a bill for the relief of John R Queen, A W Miller, and others. ' Mr. Llo} d moved to amend by adding a section appropriating *JM> for Cbas. Kimball and his as sociates, for arresting certain incendiaries: which wis ruled out of order by the Chair. The bill was read a third time, and passed? ivh 12. noes 4 Mr l.loyd. from improvements committee, re ported a bill authorizing the continuation of a sea wall, now constructing to O street south, to P st. south; passed. The Board took a recess of fifteen minutes. I*pou reassembling, the Chair laid before the Board a joint resolution from the Aldermen in re lation to tfce grade of D street south, 1**lween Third and I-our-and-a-h^lf stieets; passed. Mr. 1 inhTj from fire department committee reported a joint resolution to place the Western Host Company on the list of companies of the fire department; passed. ' a making an appropriation for the AN estern Hose Company. Mr. Lloyd inovd to postpone and make the bill the special order for Monday; lost?ayes 3 nays II. The bill was then passed M r Turton. from the improvements committee reported ? bill authorizing the curbstone* to be set and the footway paved on the north front of square 54J, on K street south, between Third and Foar-and-a-halfsts west; passed Also, a bill to grade a portion of an alley in Square 7K, to abate a nuisance; passed Also, a petition of John Grinder and others, with a bill for relaying a pavement on the south front of square 790; passed. Mr Hutchinson introduced a bill to improve Tenth street east, referred to the improvements ctaaWn. Mr. Crandell Introduced a bill making an ap propriation for laying a footwalk on L street, in the Sixtb Ward; referred to improvements com mittee. i Mr Fisher Introduced a bill t<> repair a public alley in square 317. Also, a joint resolution to appoint a Committee to w^t on the Secretary of the Navy, and urge the of one of the strain sloops-of-war at the navy yard in thUcity; passed. And then the Board adjourned. Two oa theee Tmtt.s for the Police.?It is known that a number of boys are In the habit of going to the markets and disposing of goods of various descriptions, to persona who will pur. chase, at priee* so much oelow the actual value of the articles ottered for sale, as to be good ground to suspect that they arc stolen. Complaints have been made by parents that their children are Made drunk by |>ersoiis who sell them intoxu liquors at night, without the parents' consent, or knowing who the liquors are for. There is a law relative to selling liquor to apprentice*, and the penalty for so doing is twenty dollars The disorderly gangs that con gregate in and al*?nt places, licensed and unli censed, where liquor is sold, are annoyances to quiet citizens. The enforcement of the Sunday law meets the approval of keepers of respectable restaurants, who desire rest on the seventh day, as well as other dealers and tradesmeu. Thi RoTASicti Gabdk* Gkkk* Hovses are now completely repaired. Rapid progress has Wen made this season In gradiug these grounds, and in planting them with native and imported plants Among the few plants now in full bloom, the most interesting is the Yucca Svptrba. a na tive of Mexico it is in bloom for the first time tu the gardeus. A line buuch of hamaiia.? are ma turiug, and four or live varieties of the Jmpkei, a hardv species of sugar-cane, from the Cape of ??ood Hope, ami growing finely This cane, like the Chinese plant, is propagated from seed, and Is now going throut;ii Us first experimental sea son in this (ountry. The SrstcBiPTios for the Art ]\ssorUtton Building continues to glow. Sitter. Lea A Co , give plWi; and Rev. Messrs. Sunderland and Samson. and Peter Force, John P Pepper, Win. Mcl<eod. P. G Washington, and Z Richards, are also down for handsome amounts. CamiHAL Cocbt.?Tke El'ction Riots.?The examination for the defence wa* continued yes terday, after our report closed. Cknrles F. Lewry, sworn.?Ia a citizen of Washington; lives on Sixth street.-In ftie first [irecinct of the Fourth Ward; has been for the ast three years a voter in that ward; went to the polls a few minutes after seven o'clock on that morning; was there tfll fifteen or twenty minutes of one o'clock; saw a party of young men that morning going "P Seventh street; was standing opposite to the polls at that time; no disturbance krone in consequence of their arrival; they went awnv, an?l when they retired witness was near the Tax clerk's window, south of the barricade; up to the time of the atfrav a cry was several times raised, of fight: light! by a crowd that was standing opposite* the polls, or a little north of them: saw Captain Cioddard at that time; he whs Interfering unnecessarily with the crowd; saw him trying to push them ofi", this was ten or fif teen minutes before the affray; could see all the parties at that time; did not hearfive distinct pis tol shots at the time the affray commenced; wnen it occurred, saw the line of voters (there was some sixty or aeventy of them) on the pavement, reaching north of the polls; the other party was in the middle of the street; after stones were thrown, a pistol was fired by Captain James VV. Baggott; this was the first pistol witness heard; witness did not take any part in this matter; the affray continued five minutes?not more; the polls during the affray were deserted; the judges remained absent about half an hour; saw the Mayor ride up in an open carriage: the polls had l>een re-opened when he came there; it was then as quiet as polls generally are; saw some Srntlemen go up and speak to him, when he rove off without getting out of the carriage at all; was near the (mils up to 15 minutes of I o'clock; was standing near Esquire Donn all the time of the atfrav; saw no man dragged away from the polls and beaten; was standing near Dr. Mclntire's store talking with some gentlemen, and saw a man come down the street who had l?een beaten; must have seen any one who was forced away from the polls if such thing had oc curred; saw no man obstructed in his vote; is fa miliar with the political character of those who were voting on that occasion: all voted alike, as they were disposed to, as far as witness saw; it was very quiet when the marines came up; did not see the marines come up; witness was at dinner when the marines were coming up; heard the cry that the marines were coining, and took his hat and went out; saw a cannon on the ground; it was between the market house and the sheds; the marines did not go up high enough to obstruct the view of witness; was within fifty yards of them when they charged upon the gun; had a clear view of every thing; the first fire came from the first platoon of the marines; previous to that witness heard no dis charge of a pistol from the crowd; the marines fired after they took the gun; heard no command given to fire; the next firing was pistol shots from the crowd; the marines, after firing first, wheeled around and fired in all direction*; they shot a negro on K street, between Sixth and seventh, within thirty f??et of witness; witness examined, after the affair was over, aud only saw one mark of a musket ball at or about the market house; A Us ton's corner was obstructed from the view of the witness bv the position of the marines; when witness saw the negro fall, he backed down to the corner of Sixth and K streets, and a ball struck the corner of witness's house and flew by near witness's wife, who stood in the door, and was picked up bv a boy; it was flattened by striking the bricks of the house. CroM-?jr?MiiMrf.?The polls wire open when the Mayor first arrived; saw the voters going up as usual at that time; did not see them vote, sup posed that they did: is sure it was not the tax clttk who talk?d with the Mavor when he fi^st came up; saw 110 rush made at the line of voters; the judges all left, and then there was a general fight; both sides were firing pistols and throwing stones; *:iw 110 one pursued; the fight was in the street; did not examine the wounded man who came down the street; the first fire came from the marine* after thev took the gun; they took it and retimed their places in the line; then they brought their guns to the shoulder and fired upon the re treatfhjr crowd; was not over lifty yards from them at the time; the first fire was directed to the mar ket-house; after that they fired in all directions; the negro was crossing the street when he was shot; don't know that it was a musket ball that shot him; saw the gun after the marines took it; witness stood at the corner of Sixth street till the firing was ail over; was in full sight of them; saw some of the marines on the left of the liue fire;.every man shot as he pleased. Junta II. Bos*, sworn ?Is a citizen of Wash ington; resides in the first precinct of the Fourth \\ ard wa> one of the judges of the Jute election in that warn; the polls were interrupted between , 'J and 1U o'clock; up to that time the election had proceeded quietly; witness stood at the window to receive the votes; papers were seldom handed up till the voters were challenged, then they were handed in; witness bad a better view uf the going out than of the coming in of the voters; witness was in a position to see what was going on; when the voting was Interrupted the commissioners had to leave; the cause o'f the interruption of the foreign voters was that the foreign voters who weie ol?j??rtrd to went out, and persons ouUid * old them to go to the Citv ilali and get their pa pers properly sealed, and that it was a shame that they had been rejected; witness know* no more of the particulars of the riots, except that the per sons who were attacked came rushing through the windows, to get away from the attackiug party; didn't see any fighting; there were many foreign voters among the parties who came tb-'ough the polls; witness saw iiut little of the lirt; could not it* it generally; his attention was called to receiving the votes ; heard no dis cha-ge of pistols before the rush was made to the polls; heard nothing said by the crowd about pistols bejng fired, after the afi'rav was over, tb?? voting wis resumed; witness did not see the Mayor; he heard that he was there, but did not sec him; he saw a carriage there; thinks it was a baggy; it was from that time up to the arrival of the marines as peaccable as any other election; no effort was made to exclude foreign voters; saw no i*r*on dragged away from the poll*; no iwpers of voters were k??pt by the Commissioners of Election on that day to the knowledge of wit ness; the polls were a?'ain closed on the arrival of the marines; the Judges had pieviously deter mined to close the poll.s ou their arrival; witness told Mr. i>or.n to state to the Mayor that the polls had been closed, and would be opened again 011 the marines retiring from the ground; they were reopened as soon as the marines marched down Sixth street; after the affray in the morning not so many votes were polled up to the time the murines arrived as were polled previous to the alt.ay; it was orderly up to the time the marines arrived: saw the cannon when it arrived; wit n*?sH did not know of any police force being on the ground exc? pt Mr. Watson, who was there; witness knew Air. Lftonn to l<e a magistrate, but did not know hiin as special policeman at the time. Mr. Bradley ask**d the witness if he saw an affray to the same precinct last year, and if this one of this year could not have been suppressed a? easilv as that of last year. Mr. Key objected to the question, and it was ruled out bv the Court. Crots-ezamiH'i.?Witness went on to say that he heard no pistol fired previous to the aff'ray; saw nothing that transpired outside ttie polls; don't know how many pistols were fired; did not consider the judges s&fe during the afiray in the morning; it was about three hours between the first cbtsing and the last closing of the polls; saw no one forcibly taken from the polls; this might have been done with reference to those coming up, bnt not to those who had presented them selves to vote. Question by Mr. Key?Might not men have been thus obstructed ? Mr. Bradley objected to this style of examina tion with regard to what he saw of these coming up to the polls. Mr Key contended that he had a right to call the attention of the witness to those points: that the jury were entitled to hear ail the evidence to those points. Mr Bradley replied that it was not what the prosecution wished nor what the counsel for the defence wished, bnt what the law allowed ; he contended that that was a matter which should ??e elicited by the examination in chief;. he did not, :n his examination, ask any questions in ref erence to what took place outside the polls, but as to what took place south, and in full view of the witness; be ,aid tjiat the statements of the witnesses for the prosecution as to those facts, It was the intention of the counsel for the defence to entuely disprove ; that he should bring pile upon pile of evidence to prove that these state ments were entirely false. The question was sustained by the Court. The answer of the witness was that they might have been thil* obstructed; witness saw a weapon stuck up iu the fence. but did not sec the man who stuck it up there; saw the cannon poas up; when the marines came on the spot the judges closed the noles; did not know that the Mavor w m with the marines when they arrived; tfiey were closed because the marines came: it had been previously stated that if Americans voted. I they would have to vote through a file of marines: the poll* were closed before the marines left I street; witness did not inquire whether the Mayor tuui tlietn in charge; the judges had no idea of i?? tlirough a file of marines; Mr. ."?t tell witness that the marines were e o protect the polls; the cannon was brought to the ground by a crowd of bovs; they did not ^t ,U lhan fifteen to seventeen years of il y were Principally boys; titer* sentw^vlTi *7?\rnie \"en amooK them, Witness ? J, the Mayor by Mr. Dona that the i*>ll* \?? re closed, and would not l?e opened before the marines were taken away; they dirt not think it necessary to close the noils when the cannon cam" on the ground; the poll, we.e closed before the arrival of the marines on I street; the judw* did not consider it necessary to inquire the Mayor's motive in bringing the marines there; the fact hat they were there was held to be sufficient t rour.d lor them to close the |m>JIs. Mr. Bradley presented him the list of the votes whiehwere given on that day, showing that the l.'Mth vote was polled by Mr Emery,?t the time the (Hills were nrst closed; aud the jj'.uh vote was (Milled by Mr. ( the second closing of the polls, when the marines came on the ground, showing that 243 votes were polled in the interim. Mr. Kejr objected to tjie admission of the p** pers, as thev were not signed by the commissioner who mart* the record, and he wan not there to certify to their being recorded in regular rota tion. The Court held that the papers could not be admitted oathe present testimony; witness stated that he saw all the name* written which were given on the list. The official return of the com missioners waa here brought into the Court, and the witness testified that that was the report which was made by the commissioners; .he wit ness stated that the polls were closed because the marines were there, and for no other reason. Ckn?. Altrandtr, sworn.?Is a citizen of Wash ington; lives in the first precinct of the Fourth \Nard; voted there on the 1st of lune last; was there three-quartern of au hour l>efore the distur bance occurred; was in front of the window, out side of the barricade, when the affray occurred; saw nothing but a crowd in the street; saw Mr. Goddard among the crowd, who were excited; boys cried out "fight! fight !" he put his hands on them and told them to keep the peace; lie did not do this with vl lence; saw a stone thrown which hit a man; was *u a position to see every thing; immediately after that stones were thrown and a fight ensued; witness instantly ran across the street amidst shots fired and stones thrown by both parties; saw no man across the street fire five shots from a pistol at the voters; after running across the street turned around and saw a man on the side he had just left with a pistol, which he fired towards the polls; this was the first man witness saw shoot; the affray did not last more than from one to one and a half minutes; thecrowd all ran away; the voting was suspended for fifteen minutes; witness voted after that, and as soon as the ]h>11s were then opened; wait the third or fourth person who votea after the affray; had not j seen the Mayor previous to voting; saw him after he (witness) came out after voting; at that time all was quiet and orderly; witness remained there some half an hour and then left; soon after wit ness returned and remained some 15 minutes, and then went home; did not come back till after the marines were on the ground; saw no persons dragged from the polls and prevented from voting; witness saw when he was coming across the street a man who was on his knees and was l>eing l>eaten; saw the marines come up; witness did not leave his house to go to the ground after the marines arrived. Cross-eramined?The attack was not made on the line of voters; heard no words used indicative of an intention on the part of the mob to break up the ranks of the voters; there was a man in the buggy whom the witness did not know, but whom he was informed was the Mayor; he was not more than 30 yards from the polls* when witness saw him. Here the Court adjourned. SEVENTH DA*. The Court met at ten o'clock. Mr. Lowry came into court to make an expla nation of his testimony of yesterday, in relation to having said that the' marines, after taking the gun, went back into line, and then raised their guns and tired upon the crowd. He explained that he did not mean to say that; but that they did not resume their j>osition in the line before firing; they fell back outside the pavement, and then fired. Jante* Bovren. sworn?Has been a citizen of Washington for 10 years; lives corner of Sixth street and Massachusetts avenue; was at the polls of the first precinct of the Fourth Ward on last election day a little liefore 7 o'clock in the morn ing; was there all day, except at little intervals; in the early part of the morning was not occu pied; was calculating to be a challenger, but had not acted as one till 10 or 11 o'clock; up to that time was standing between the voters at the bar ricade in front of the window saw an affray that morning; when it commenced witness was half way iuside of the outlet of the barricade; didn't see how it began; saw something brewing, but didn't see the attack; !?everal pistols were fired; witness got down to keep out of the way; Mr. Kmery got witness' bat, which he kept till after noon; Owens was side of witness when he t?ot shot; Mr. Donn was there; witness said to Mr. Donn? Mr. Key?That is not evidence. | Mr. Bradley?I think it is; 1 propose to show that it is with reference to the testimony given by Mr Donn that he was there to let in aged vo ters; he expected to show that he was not letting in aged and infirm voters, but persons who had no right to go in there. The Court decided that the question must be | pot iu another form. Mr. Bradley then asked the witness what was done at that point ? Witness stated that Mr. Donn was permitting voters to go in to the window in a manner that was calculated to raise a fracas; several pistols were fired; there might have been ten or more, witness could'nt cay; saw a good many persons in the street, among' them, Mr. Goddard; on one occasion, he came to Mr. Davis und said, '? 1 want you to assist me to keep the peace,7' Davis made answer that he had not seen the peace broken; Goddard said that it was his duty to do so; Mr. Goddard stood there a minute; had further conversation with Davis: then Goddard moved off a little distance, and Davis stood still; every now and then Capt. G. would catch a boy by the collar and let him ago again; this was immedi ately preceding the aff ray; the atfray did licit last but a few moments; saw no man have a pistol; after the afl'ray witness crossed the street after his hat and came back, and one of the commissioners asked witness to get his hat; saw the Mayor there; Is not positive as to the time, but it was after the commissioners hail returned to the polls; thinks some one was voting when he got there; didn't hear him say anything; when he got to the poli? he remained but a moment and then drove off; witness was a challenger part of the time after that; saw no man dragged away from the polls; there Was some affray after that, but wit ness did not see it, except that one man was taken away from the polls; witness tiied to get the man out, to save him; don't know whether the judges were examining his papery or not, at the time; was there when the marines came: they were coming by Shreve's stable when witness was at the polls; didn't see much as to them; a German was shot by th#m. near witness; witness brought him down to RothweU's. put him into the bark shed, and twisted a handkerchief around his leg, to stop the bleeding: didn 't see the cannon after it went past the polls; the German was shot at the time the marines fired; thinks the party on the left of the line fired lirst; thinks the fi:c from the right of the line killed the German; there was no confusion at the polls; the cannon was stopp< <1 opposite the polls, and very soon was taken away; they were voting while it was t lie re; boys were around it, making a noise; in the first affray, couldn't say whether it was a mutual fight or not; they were crowding each other; when Mr. God dard was among the boys he threw his arms about, and told them to keep the j>eace; he did not quiet the boys, his taking hold of them ex cited them: Mr. lionn's course excited the crowd; a man was beaten on the pavement, near the polls; did not see Alston's corner. Cross-ezamiHtd.?Mr. Goddard did not expos tulate with thecrowd; he said to thecrowd, "You must keep the peace;" Mr. Goddard was with the Mayor in the carriage; no one else was with him; there was a drivei?cannot say if he was white or black: the judges had then returned to the polls; the Tax Clerk "s father went to the Mayor and had some conversation with him; young W heeler was then going through the window to the polls; the voting was going on. and a man was calling for the tax collector; the line of voters was broken up when the affray occurred; saw no men stick up a weapon in the barricade, and heard no one say no Irish should vote; heard no remarks of the kind; didn't see Mr. Mills there after the carriage drove off; saw hiin there before the Mayor arrive d, when the marines were there witneiw could s?e directly up Seventh street: was looking at them. In answer to a question of a juror as to what Johnson and Sibley were doing when they were collared, by Captam Goddard, the witness said that they were hurrahing and making a noise: saw no party of men rush out from the corner ana fire a pistol upon the marines before the marines fired upou that point. John 11. Merrill, sworn ? Was in the city on [ last election day; boarded at Martin's hotel; on that morning a paity came there; witness saw theiu first at o'clock; they were represented as Flng L'glies from Baltimore; there was from 15 to'JO of them: witness got his breakfast and waited arouud; they stood about the sidewalk; l? or K of them went up Seventh street; witness followed them, they walked up and passed over the centre of the street opposite the polls, and a crewd gathered around them; witness reported them to several gentlemen; witness did not know those town; the men stood there quietly; voting was going on; witness went away and left them there; return?*d there between Vi and I o'clock, at the time the marines went up; was standing at his hotel when the cannon passed up Seventh street; went up a* far as K street, and then over to the City llall; saw the marines there, and then went on up towauls the cannon; went to the polls; the marines a little in rear of witness; left the marines in 1 afreet, and went to the gun; did not stop at the polls; many persons were on Seventh street from I to K; the gun was near the passage in the centre of the market sheds on Seventh street; Mr. Wallach and wit ness approached the sheds and were oidered by the mob to stand aside as they were about to fire the gun; went to those in charge of the cannon, did'nt see but one violent man; went to him and told him to his noise; Wallach began to talk with the mob; in a few moments they had the gun pointed up the street; then conversed with some other men; they wanted to know what the marines were there for; just then the marines were formed in line opposite the polls; witness went to the marines and asked au otlicer to come and take the gun; then went to the Mayor who, with witness, went to the gun; witness was not connected with the rioters; went to the gun. and on his arrival there, an excitement was raised; witness stood by the gun; the marines advanced; and the gun was then moved north, and they got the gun within two steps of the corner of the market house on the flagging,saw nothing rammed in gun; it was raining at the time; kept close by the gun; there was .hi increasing excitement; the Mayor did not follow the gun; did not hear him say a word; he might have endeavored to do so, but the noi>f was very great; the marines filed ?If and run the bayonets across the gun, and o dercd the crowd to dis|>erse, which they did, all except two or three persons; witness was then standing at the gun; did not se? a match In the hand of any one; wjtqeas stoo4 there a moment; when the crowd dispersed several pistols were discharged, and tn an Instant afterward the marine* dis charged a few muskets; two joung men at the gun were determined not to glee tb? gun up. and a marine took one of them by the shoulder and pushed him back; the man remained there till (he gun was taken away; after the marines fired first, other arms were tired by both tides; the company marrhed ofijsoon after that. CTOf*-exim\ntd.?Those in charge of the gun told the witness and Mr. Walhtch to go out of the way as they were about to discharge itj

no doubt the Mayor attempted to expostulate with the crowd; witness knows the Mayor very well; did not hear him expostulate with them: witness thought that his being there caused a great excitement; he could uot have been heard on account of the confusion; saw General Henderson after the shooting was all over; witness thinks that the marines who took the gun did not lire first; the firing was all done be fore the gun was taken to the rear; no one of the crowd in possession of the gun assisted to turn It up the street; saw no effort made to fire the can non; the marines did not march towards the gun till after the Mayor had been at the spot perhaps one minute ltmry Burns, (marine,) sworn.?Belonged to the first section of the first platoon of marines who took the gun; was wounded in the face; a ball went through his cheek; was in charging party. After the examination of this witness, the Court took a recess. The Rivkr.?The wreck of the old schooner Armstrong, which has lain alongside of Gait A Young's wharf for the last three years, was yes terday got up and towed to tlie Sycamore landing. al>ove the Long Bridge. She w;is got off by Capt John Gibson, who, it is said. Intends converting her int<Mp sand boat. The Wigantine Horace Beale, loaded with coal, fassed down the Georgetown channel this mum ng, in tow of steam tugs Guy and Wide Awakw. Arrived?at Gait & Young's wharf, sloop Ellie. from Philadelphia, with coal to F. L. Moore: schooner Somerset, from Philadelphia, with coal to T. H. Worthington At Riley's wharf, sclinrs Planet Mars, from Port Walthall, with coal for the Gas Company; James M. Bayles, Thompson, from Rondout, with cement for Captain Meigs; Adam Clark, Beauchainp, from Norfolk, with 3.000 watermelons and 1,160 cantaleujws for the Washington market; caual boat Oliver Bolev, from Cumberland, with coal to the Gas Company. Arrived at the Navy Yard yesterday, schr (Jen. Armstrong, front Bridgeport, Ct.. with 300 tons of marble ror the Capitol Extension. The schr Commander-in-Chief, front same port, and for same destination, is on her passage up the river. The Excursion of the Columbia Lodge of Odd Fellows comes off to-day to the White House. The party which went down ou the first Inwt numbered upward of five hundred persons. The steamer Washington was chartered for the trip, but she left the wharf at half-past seven o'cloek, this morning, without taking on board the most necessary part of the cargo, viz : the Band, also a large number of passengers, who arrived just as she was leaving the wharf. The Collyer, which goes to Mount Vernon to-day, was accord ingly chartered by the Committee to take the re mainder of the party to the White House,together with Withers" City Band. The day proving aus picious, the excursionists will, no doubt, have a grand time of it. Ckntre Market.?The market opened this morning with a very fair supply of provisions in all the departments. A large number of pur chasers were there : prices about as follows : Beef, per lb 10al5cShipstu&'s 40h00 II 1. ?-* " Pork 12a15i Mutton 12al5 Lamb,prqr 75al .00 Sausage, pr lb.... V2% Laid 10 per doz.... J5j1<? Roll butter 25 Phll'a print 37 Honey, per lb.... 25 Cyinlings, per doz f.alo \r . . i ~J fs ' r ?' 12a 15 Oreen rorn 123* I> / . : " Beef tongues 75a*l Calves heads,each '25 Bacon 15al6 Shoulders 12a II Breast pieces .... 14al6 Dried beef 17al6 Kgg plants 6al2 Onions, bunch.... 2 Tomatoes, pk .... 12 Snap Beans, pk... 12 Lemons, per doz . 12a29 Cabbage, pr head. 5al0 | f" w" ('hick**!!?*, pr pair. 50a?5 Gre*n pr pk. ?0 Turtles,each... 12a$1.25 Blackberries 6 Coined salmon... 15 Herring, per doz.. 20a3l Terrapins, each... 37ai?7 Irish potatoes, pk. 25a37 Corn, pr bush.... 90a*l Corn, ear,pr bush. 60 Beans, pr uush.... ?2 Rye, pr bush VI (><tts.............. 40ai Meal ItooSi Whortleberries... Ill Apples, pk 25a50 Pine Apples, eat h l2alH iletrts, per bunch. 3 Turnips, perb'ch. la* Watermelons 1*a50 Cantaloupes 12a25 Cucumk-rs, uoz.. 6 Sturgeon cuts 12a50 Rock, per bunch.. 25a3< Shorts 501Crabs'."per doz.... 25 The |>avement on Pennsylvania avenue wa clear of obstructions this morning, and the rent?rl sUiils of the new sheds occupied. Most of the purchasers are uot yet accustomed to that locality as a market place, and the lUrndUM there wan not so large as may be expected hereafter. Th< quality of provisions there w;i* excellent, and the prices reasonable. The plan meets with general approval among the citizens. Dreadful and Fatal Accident.?A few days since three negro childrai, the property of Mr. Wm Y Duliu, of Fairfax county, Va.. in playing about his barn got into a large feed binn that had been left oncn tarvlesslv, when the lid fell and hasp caught, causing their death from suffoca tion. Their bodies were discovered some hours afterwards, exhibiting evidence that they had died in great agonv. blood having flowed from the nostrils of all of them. Knocked Down with a Brick-Bat.?A man named Mockabee, said to be well known to the police, this morning called another man out of a house on Louisiana avenue, between Ninth and Tenth streets, ^opposite the hay wat'on stand.) under a friendly preteuce, and assailing him. knocked him down with a brick. an?l then made oft Great commotion ensued among the habitue* of the locality on market days, not a few of whom cvinccd a disposition to lynch the otl'-nder. who however, as remarked above, escaped during the excitement. Iff our advertising columns will be found a notice by IJ. S. Marshal Hoover, of a diamond ring, taken from Wilson, who was tried ami < on vh ted at the last March term of the Criminal Court of this District for larceny in>evefal cases. Wilson is the man who robbed *un<t*y pe sons on the 4th of March last; among others that of Deputy Marshal Phillips; and the ring being found upon him. with other articles, at the time of arrest, the Marshal judges it to be stolen, and liencc the advertisement. United States Cask.?Yesterday, II. Mela was arrested by officer B. T. Watson, and was charged, on the oath of Owen Mnnson. with re ceiving a lt>t of clothing from a colored man, knowing at the time that the clothing was the property of the said Owen Munson. The case was taken in-fore Justice Smith, and Mela was held to bail for a further hearing. Improvement of H street ?The V. S. Sur veyor having established a grade for H street, from North Capitol street to the boundary of the city, the Commissioner of the Fourth Ward and the City Surveyor have determined to commence the work of laying off the carriage and foot ways as soon as possible, probably to-morrow, and progress witn It as rapidly as it can be done. At thk Rec.ular Monthly Meeting of the !<evy Court of the District, yesterday, resolutions of respect to the memory of the late John Mountz, were unanimously passed. The deceased was for more than half a century, clerk and treasurer of this Court. Real Est at a.?Yesterday, A. Green, auction eer, sold the west half of lot 4, in square ?77, with the improvements, a good two-story frame dwell ing and back building, on G street south, be tween Sixth and Seventh streets, for $1.025. Pur chaser, Mr. W. H. Barber. The Excursion of the German Yagers to the White House Pavilion comes oft' to-morrow. A pleasant time may be expected. Workmen are now laying the foundations of the poiticoes to the Capitol extension. Watch Returns.?George Butler, colored, drunk in the street ; workhouse 60 days. Susan nah Fitzliugh. colored, profanity in the street; GO days. John Craig, vagrant; OOdays. Madame Mount has prepared by special request, a Salve for the cure ol Cancers, whioh never was known to fail. Also, a Cordial for Dysentery, Diar rhea, and Summer Complaint, which acts as a per fect charm to arrest all o| those diseases. Also, a Salve for the Piles, (an extract from a flower,)n sov ereign remedy. Give thenia trial. Like her Con sumption Destroyer, they may he relied on. She otter* no article hilt what has been tested. To he had at No. XfJ G street, between Uth and 12th. Also at Nairn &. Palmer's Dru? Store, oorner 9th street and l'enn. avenue, D. S. Dyson's Drue Store,corner of I'enn. avenua and 12th street, and J. P. Milburn's Drug Store, Willards' Hotel. Also at C. Stott's, comer of 7th street and Penn. avenue. Keferenoes oan be made to Rev. John Robb, Rev. Mr. Register, Rev. James Hanson, and Mr. Mana han. The Consumption Destroyer also can be found in Alexandria, at Mr. Castteinan's Store, on King street, my sole agent for that plaoe. In Georgetown at Mr. T. A. Newman's, on Bridge street. je 17 DIED, On the 3d instant, SIDNEY, only son of Sidney and Mary J - DeCainp. Funeral To-morrow, (Wednesday,) at 4 o'clock, to which the friends of the family are invited. QAA ADDITIONAL COPIES OF "ROSALIA OtPU the Prarie Flower," just received. This it the most popular son* uver published. Sent by mail free of postage on reoeipt cf twenty-live cents in letter stamps. jv ? JOHN F. KLLIS. ^EDGEWICK ON STATUTORY ANDCON SgixunofyLf .*? 4?r* haa ?e-n rwiiwo _gHI_ -A I?' elrv, 1 To I ^ AUCTIQH 8ALE8. TO-DAY fir TO MORROW MORNING. * ? B? WALLA. BARNARD. Auctioneers. BOOKS. BOOKS. AT M CTION.-W# mill fell THIS EVFNING,aj?d every evening uatil closed, at it or* No.&W Pennsylvania avenue. oppo site Brown's Hotel. a srlendi I?e?<?rtment of stand ard Poetical. Historical. and Miscellaneous Books. Among which are the works of Addison. Goldsmith. Hunt, Dickiiis, levers. Scott. Bulwer, Byron. Burns, Shakspeare, Milton, and many other popular Also, a lot of fine Family Bilrtes. Gold Pens. Jew Port Monnaiea, and Fancy Goods. i? he sold without reserve wubin a few days. Terms caeh WALLA BARNARD, jv 31 -4t Auctioneer!. By A.GREEN, Auctioneer. Looking glasses, tablk cutlery, ORNAMENTAL CHINA GOOPS, StLVER-PLATED Fork* and Spoo**, PEKFrMERY.SoAPa.BRCsHE*, Comb*. Port Monkaie*. M\LL Lamps, Glass Candy Jabs, ami a Urge assortment of other Fan cy Goods at Auction.?On WEDN ESDAY. the 5th inst.. at in o'clock a. m? I shall ael! at the Faner and Furnishing Store, No. 355. Seventh, between 1 and K streets north, near the Northern Market, a large assortment ofthcat>ove-m?ntioned goods, which we deem unnecessary to further particularize. Terms i*.sh. ang l-St A. GREEN. Auctioneer. By WALL & BARNARD, Anetioneers. POSITIVE SALKOV FRAME HOUSE AND Lot at Auction, on7th street. between L AND M STRKKTS. KAST SIDE.?I Ml TUESDAY AF TERNOON, August 4,at 6)f ./clock, we will >e!!, infront of the premises, I?ot No. 12, in Square 449, frontirig feet on 7th street, between LiuhI ning lack llfi feet to a wide alley. The improve ments areaiwo-story Frame House, containing five rooms. This property is in a desirable location, and ma rapidly improving part of the city, and is worthy the attention of purchasers. The above property will l>e sold without reserve. Terms: One-fourth cash; tiie balance in three equal payments of 12, 1ft, and 24 months. A deed given and a deed of trust taken. All conveyancing at th? expense of the purchaser. Title indisputable. jsSi-ta WALL A BARNARD. Aucts. B* J AS. C. McGUIRE. Auctioneer. VERV VALUABLE AND ELIGIBLY-LO v catkd Bt ilwxi. Lots at Public Auction.?On TUESDAY' AFTERNOON, August 4th, at six o'clock, on the premises, 1 shall offer for sale the following valuable liuilding lots: Lot No. 23, in sultdivision of square No. 3h?, front ing 24 feet 2 inches on Tenth street west, between L a d M streets north, running back 138 feet 9inohes to a 3n feet alley. Lot No. 3R, in subdivision of same square, fronting 25 feet on Ninth street west, between L and M streets north, running lack 13K feet 9 inches to a 3Q feet alley. Lota 28 and 29, in subdivision of same square, front ing each 22 feet II inoheson North M street, between Ninth and Tenth streets weat, running Lack I'M fee? to a 10-feet ailer. Also, immediately after? Subdivision A. in square 44?. fronting 52 feet 6 in ches on nor'h M street, at the corncr of 6 street west, running lack 143 fret to a 15 tect alley: this has Iteen divided into two building lots of 2b feet 3 front earh. These lots are situated in the most desirable part of the city for a private residence .are peved in frout, well drained, and very desirable as building loca tions. Terms: One-fourth cash : the residue in6.12, and 18 months, with interest, secured by a deed of trust on the premis?s. J AS. C. McGUIRE, jv 29-eoAds Auctioneer. Bv A. GREEN. Auctioneer. House and lot on tth tween Nkw York aven?i? *\n north L street, at Ar< tion.?On TUESDAY, the 4th August, I slia'l sell,at o'clock p. tn., in front of the premises, part of Lot No. 8, in Square 4jfl, fronting on 7th street west, between N'ew York avenn and L street north, with the improvements, consisting of a good two story House. Ac. Terms: One-third ca-h; balance in 6, 12. and 18 months, for notes satisfactorily endorsed, bearing interest from day of sale. A deed Riven and a deed of trust takeu. A. GRF.EIf. Asst. By C. W. BOTELER. Auctioneer. House and lot on e STREETat auc tion.?By virtue of adeed of trust from Mrs. Mary E. Barn?y and others,dated on the 29th day of November, 1836, aud recorded in the Laud Records of \\ ashing!on county. District of Columbia, in Liber J. A.S., No. 1$>. folio 5 to 19, and for the pur po*es of said trust, will be sold at public auction on the premises, on E street north, on TUESDAY.the 1th day of August. 1857. at 5 o'clock p. m., ail that part of the Lot of Ground numbered 6. in Square 4*. in Washington city, begiumng foj the same at a point on the north side cf E street noith one bun dnedand lorty feet ami nine n-chcs from thee mth west corner of&ud square, and running tlicnee north seventy one feet and six inches With the western line of p. portion of and lot nttm!>or six which whs conveyed by David Saunders and wile to Roger C. WaintnM, to tfie use of Mary S. Soott; tfa-sace cast 2 feetij inches; thence north ifi feet 7't inch'.s; thence wen 22 feet 10 and one-third inches: thenee south 8R I inch and a half: thence east JO feet 4 inches and one third of an inch to the place of be ginning. The improvements consist of a good three-story l>ir*lr ilw?l:i? ami 'wnsment. with a large i wo-story back building, and the whole well arranged for a res - idence and otne?. Terms of sale : *2,onft m cash, and the residue for notes in enual sums payable in six, twelve, ami ei?h tet u mouths, with interest. A deed will given aiwl a ^?ed of trust taken to secure the deferred payments. The expanses of the deeds to be at the cost of the purchaser. The Trustee reserves the right to himself, at his option, to re sell the propsrt v. at the risk ami e*?*t of the pnrrhnaer, by giving five days' notice of the time and terms of sueh safe, or to vacate the sale, if the terms ther*H>f are not complied with by the pur chaser within five days after t?ie sale. The premises are now under |e,ise for &V0 per annum, the lease to expire on the igt Ha* of Octol?er. i?5 . HENRY M. MORFIT. Trustee. C. \V. BOTELER. Auctioneer. ir7*TnR CREDITORS OF MRS. MARY E. Barney provided for in said deed are requested to leave their accounts and vouchors at the office of the Trustee, on 4>ii street. july U-eod&ds By JAS. C. McGUIRE Auctioneer. POSITIVE SALE OF HIGHLY VALUABLE Ia>t at the corner or sorth M ? T K E?T A Nil lUTII STREET WEST.?On THt'RS DA\ AFTERNOON. August 6th. at 6o'clock,on the premises, I shall sell part of Lot No. 8, in aquare No. 341, fronting 25 feet on north Iff street, at the comer of loth street west, running bask iiofeet to a r? feet alley, and containing 2,750 square feet of gfovad. This lot n !<eantiftilly located in the most desirable part of theeity f>ra private residence, and the sa'e offers great inducements, as the property will be sold to thehiebeat bidder. Title mdispiitalile. Terms: On--fourth flfteh; the residue in6,12, and 18 months, with interest secured !>y deed of truat on the premises. "31- JAS. C. McGUIRE, Anct. By A. GREEN, Auctioneer. TRUSTEE'S SALE OF IMPROVED PROP 1 FRTY ON TlfE INLAND AT AtTCTtON.?On W E D NESDA^ , the 12th day of August, 1857, I shall acil at auction, in front of the premises, at half-paat six o'c l?>ek p m? by virtue of a deed of trust from Ed win r-. True to the subscriber, l>earing <laie the 12th dav of July, lUii, and recorded in Liber J. A.S., No. 10", folios it2? to K3, one of the lard records for the Count* of Washington in the District of Columbia, the following named property King and being in the city of \N ashington. District aforesaid, to wit: Lot ntimlpored fourteen. (I4)1n Square numl>ere<i five hundred and eighty-|oiir,i5fSI)together with the improvements thereon. This property is nt the cor ner of id street west and E street south. Terms cash. Ail conveyance at cost of purchaser. If the terms are not complied with in five days the property will be resold at the risk and expense of the delinquent, bjr advertising anch resale 3 times in the Star. , M. THOMPSON, Trustee. jy 18-eod&ds A. CjW EEN. Auctioneer. IfEMALE ENGLISH AND FRENCH COL LEGIATE INSTITUTE. ? _ Washixcton. D. C. Hir \ m Corson, Principal, in charge of English and Classical Departments. M'.mk. C. Rollin Corsoji, Teacher of French, Spanish, and Gerinaa, Drawing and Painting. VI'llk Mathilds Emilik Rollin, Assistant Teacher of I< renoh. ^ The duties of this Institution Mall be resumed ou Monday, the 7th of September. 1B57. Circulars can be obtained at tho Book and the Music Stores. jy 31-lm* 1~\~ A CARD. HE I ndersigned rakes pleasure in announcing to the pub'io at large, and to the practising physicians in particular, that he will <jxm iu?2# the course of next mouth his DRUG-STORE AND PRESCRIPTION STAND, ANDZjI CHEMICAL LABQRATOR t .atNinth street, between l'enn. av and D street., east side. Prescriptions of physiciana, written in either the Latin, Euglish or French languages, will most care fully be compounded, and no reoeipe trusted to the hands of an apprentice or other employee not fully competent. The thorough chemical eduoation. and the long Eractice of the uudersigned as pharmaceutist, in oth the Old World and the United States, will ] serve as a guarantee for the purity of drugs and pre- I parationa kept by him. Every chemical compound * is insted before made uae of. and no poisons sold ex copt on receipt from known and responsible parlies. CHBM.ICAL ANALYSIS.?O.ialitative and quantitative?of suits, a*he?, minerals, ores, waters, A- c., is performed at moderate rates; and gentlemen and masters deairoua of being introduced into the theory and practice of Chemistry and Pharmaov, will have an opportunity offered to that end by applying next fall. r rem res. Prof. J I>. B. De Bow, Hon. Thomas H. Florence. F. H. Si<iE, Esq., Sklmar Siebfrt, Esq.,Charles H. Wtnokr. Judge Ad vocate. MAGNUS GROS-, . , IJttea pupil of Prof. Liebtg, J> 29-Tm gnwluate oi a Pharmaceutical Coikft, |MPORTANT TO HOUSEKEEPERS. CIIARLES S. FOWLER A CO., Importers oplhina. Class, anii llrEKNsvvARF, haver Just received from Liverpool, by the BazaAri and John Clark, a superior lot of China and' <.?ueensware, which, in addition to their _ usual stock, makea every department in their complete. We name in part the following: Ornamented and Plain French China Dinner Sets Ornamented and Plain French China Tea Sets, and detached pieces ef all kinds . _ ? Colored a>id white English Dinner and Tea Sett, of all sizes .. . _ .. A variety of Colored aid White English Toilet Sets, and detaebed pieces Cot, Engraved. Moulded, and Plain Glassware F'nglish and American Cutlery, of the best cl&M Wileox's Improved Knife Cleaner Water C?M?lers. a superior article Arthur's Self-se&Jiu* Cans and Jars BemieU'a " " " Glass and C.C. Jelly Jars, of all sizes Stimpson's Patent Ice Pitchers, Plated and Bri tannia Austin's Patent Ice Cream Freezers. Waiters Table Mats, Wire Djsh Covers, all .?. " With many other articles suitable for the season, i. FUlows' Hail, n 29-eolw 7th street. TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. FROM THEASSOCIATED PKB88 Natation ?( Ihf PaRtEEsprwe. Ang 3?(Yrj train to Creftoa ) The Ohio has a^aia riaco 7)< feet and ts retrying, with the pro>pect of a I oag-continued navigation statre Fifty-eight cars of produce ware loaded to-day for Baltimore, and two boaU full of dry good* for Cincinnati, Louisville, and St. Loui* straled down the river Large quantities of produce are exported from Cincinnati this week. Prlre Fl?ht. nt r?ALo, August 3 ?The prise fight lietwaen the two Philadelphia rowdle*. Bradley and Raa kin. took place on the Canada *hore on Satur day. Bradley wa* dr< tared victorious after fight ing: one hundred and fifty round*, in the pre sence of some 4,W?? spectators drawn together to behold the bm?al exhibition. The fight luted two hour* and fifty minutes, and both partl<ss were severely p::uNh?-d. An Editor Shot. PHJL*t>Et.r*iA. Aug 4 ? In Camden. N J , last evening. I> VV. BelUle, editor of the Jour nal . shot Charles 1). Ilineliae, the former editor of the Democrat The attack was made by the latter, ftor charging Beliftlewith the authorship of an article which apnea'*>d in Sunday's paper The wound U con sidered to be not dangerous. t Kentucky and Missoarl Election*. Pitilaoklphia. Aug. 4 .?A few scatteriag rt turaafrom Louisville and St Loui* were received late last night, which *how American majorities In Louisville, Humphrey Marshall la eieried to Congrea*, and Jones. Treasurer, by 1,M0 majority. In Franklin county. Missouri. there la probably three hundred majority for Bobbins for Governor. Arrival of Grs. Walker's Men. New Yok*. Aug. 4 ?The steam frigate Rnan oke ha* arrived here frotn Asplnwall. with up wards of C0? of Walker1* men. 17 of whom were sent to the hospital immediately on their arrival Geo. W. Turner, one of the number, died on the passage. Health of Mew Orleaas. New tlRLKAXK. Aug 3.?The French war steamer Tenn^ire, from Vet Crur. for Havana, has put into quarantine here with the yellow freer on board Th?? death* last week In tfci* city iiiiinbqped only 10B There is no fever here yet Sailing af a ftloop*of-War XoEVolk, Aug. I ?The sloop-of-war Gerjnah 1 town nailed for China, via Madeira and other pons, this morning. Ohio River. ' Whkemsg, Va., Aug. I.?The river Is eight feet deep in the channel, and is rising slowly \r Baltimore Markets. Baltimore. Aug. 4.?Flour is steady; Howard street $7 3ttaT.To. Wheat is unchanged, white SI <*5al 70. Corn is l?etter; White yellow 86?8Sc Whisky is linn; City 29, Ohio 30^c. New York Markets. New Yore, Aug. 4 ?Flour I* buoyant, sales of e.5?? bbls. State & .VkiS6 15; Ohio #6 6Uaf7 4o. Southern 87 1.5ag7 75 Wheat Is unsettled; sale* of 15 000 bushel*; new white ?1 <*>. red $177 C<dk i* depressed; s Ues of 27,0110 bushel*; mixed ?7^'c?a decline of Ic Pork is hnovant: mes\ AMI 35 Beef is improving; Chicago repacked f 10 SSal7 25. Lard is qoiet at t5kc. whisky ia dull; Ohio 35c Piaaaeial. New Yoke. Aug 4 ?Stocks are dull and lower Chicago and Rock Island Cumberland Coal Company 17 U; Illinois Central shares 124, do bonds Michigan Southern 5C>V; New York Central ^*2^; Pennsylvania Coal Company Mf; Readme Kailroad 7U*; Virginia fi * ^; Mis souri ?>** feijf . Sterling eschange is firm GEORGETOWN AFFAIRS. Ctrtitf oHdtHct 0/ Tkt Star. Georgetown, August 4. l?S7 . The improvement in business generally in our city, consequent upon the resumption of naviga tion upon the canal, is everywhere vi&ible The unloading and reloading of flour, gram. an abundance of employment to the carts, drays. Ice , and the unloading and reloading of coal at the docks, give* steady and profitable employ, meat to a large number of industrious lal>orer*> who would otherwise lie idle a larce portion of tlieir time, and these together with the crews of tl*e multitude of boats coustantly arriviaa, ali of whom having more or less of the ready to dispose of, eanses *ome considerable stir among the gro cery, dry good*, shoe, and other dealer* And our flour and grain merchants have brightened up considerably, and are t>eginning to make at least Two step* where they have for several months b?*?n in the habit of making only one. In *hort, all the southern portion of Georgetown once more looks like a bnsinesa city. All our river and ca nal wharves this morning look as busy as a hf*> hive. The Pic Sic of the Young Catholic'* Friend Society of your city, in the College Grove, y*w tetday, was a grand a Ilk i v. it estimated that there were not less tba . three thou. and person* in attendance during ?je day. Ever\thing passed ofl in the ino*. V.?ierlv and agreeable manner, and all present seemed to indulge in the >*tivitie? of the occasion without restra.nt. Mr. \ Miderwer w? rken, of the I nion Line of omnibus*, con tributed uo little towards the comforts aiApiea*. ures of the occasion by running his coaches up to the college gate*. The two tint- buildings recently erected on West street. b> Mr. B. Hutching*, for Mr II OfM, were topped out on Mondav. The occasion wa* rendered the more interesting by the providing of a supply of refreshments, over which those pr?%f!it regaled themselves with a good will. These are two of the finest buildings in that *ec tion of the city, aud in no small degree orna mental to it. We have rarely, if ever, seen the supply of ve ifetables in our market so abuudant. The prices of many of thetn. nevertheless, continue p-etty biting. It seems to be the hardest thing in all nature to get dealers to take anythiug like a re trograde step. We observe, also, that m<?! of them (?-speciallv the country people) have, stoce the changing the currency, the doing away of the old fips and levies, inaugurateda regular shaviac business; and unless one prepares himself, before he starts to market, with a good supply of five and ten cent ple??e*. and copper*, he i* sure to find himself shaved to the tune of from one to six per cent, on all hi* purchases. The cargo of sugar of the barque Wm. Chase, is not. we learn from Capt Dorrv, to be offered i a our nijMket She will sail, sometime next week, foron^vf the European ports. The following vessels arrived yesterday after the closing of our letter: Schrs?iWm B' Mor gan. Williams. Havre de Grace. 132 tons coal to Barron & Stover; Lucy Church. Wilden. Phila delphia. 230 tons coal'to same,- B G. Tubman, Travers. do.. IK) tons coal to Dickson. Gordon A Co ; Eldorado. William*, do , 117 tons coal to same; Reindeer. Kenner. do . 20n tons coal to Bogue ic Donnelly; packet A V. Bedell. Rider, Xew York, to Peter Berry; packet K. G. King. Andrews. Philadelphia, to Hyde A navidsoii; Mary Eliza, Banks, Port Deposit. 7tM??>f-et lum ber to Litibey A Son: Congress Crouch. Salisbury, lumber to F. Wheatlev This morning, steamer Columbia, Harper. Baltimore, to Hyde k David son. The packet brig Andover. from Bo*ton. is now due and hourly expected. Sales yesterday of some 2.O0U bbls. of flour, standard brands, at #7 50; corn, white aud yel low, for present and future delivery, 87c But little wheat arriving ; selling at ?1 ?o to f I 7? for red and white. g. !?.uni HORSE, wcl! broke I BUtiG\ and IIA R N KSS. Will ke sold ?v tepnrat^iT on no<umimiidatinc i^rrns In- jwfk quire of j. W. SIMMS. M street, betwew^^^ ^th an<l i*th. j??-at* A ? FRANGIPANNL An ETERNAL PEKPFME, dretillod Irrmi I l???rers crowtnc in the Holy City. Fr<?jn Bazins A Co.'s Laboratorjr, I have just re FRANGIPANNI POMADE Do SACHETS Do EXTRACT* Do TOILET WATER Do SOAP Do CREAM. jjr 90-6t D. S. DYSON. J6S Ponn, are. ^Jl ANO.Gl'ANO FOR SALE. Hariruc the agency for KKTTLEWRLL'S MANB IPULATEOGl A.\?l, which is equaJ,if not suae rior, to any fertilizer that is now uaed. I I Me leave to call attention ol farmer* and others .hat use a fer tiliser of am kind to examine it. A su nply eonstaut lj on hand, hy the bag or ton. Pnoe, No. I, 04*?ezooiises added. ,, . , No. 2, $i3 do do. horsalebr RICHARD RYON. jy JB-eolm oornor 9th and D iU. t RAVELING Dl STERS MANTILLAS, r ,? K>1) mARSE1LLH^ CAPES Traveling Cloak, r.'. . SmK la*. rravehnf Ciuaks. $3, Maatilla*. 93. Trax'elmg CUwikp, Traveling Cloaks. $5 tog. Mautilla*.05 to 3 J1. JXT MARSEILLESft* Misses and Children, from u> **ViaXWELL A BRO., , _ 32R Peun. avenue, jy SI -eoSt WASHINGTON AQl'EDL'CT.?Wanted ou f v the V\ ash i net on Agiredsot?Ijwo MEN. To *tea?ly Workraea,>rera. Drillers, Blasters. as4| Maaous. e?hk! wacee au<l st?adf euiwioj nient will l? Sivun hy ihe Lmted States, aud by Coutraotora. The works now t, >in< ou eaihraoe turuiel in*, masonry in stwue and brick, exoavalioa and en bankmoni. Afply on the (too or at the Oftoo >u Georsetowu, D* C. M. C. MElGS, jySl-?olui CapUuii ot Eusuieot* ia charts.