EVENING STAR. WASHINGTON CITY: FRIDAY .. AngwstT, 1?3T. SPIRIT OF THE MORNING PRESS. The Union to-day publishes the following gratifying synopsis of the result of the test of the capacity of the culvert* of the great Wash ington aqueduct, involved in the late almost unprecedented storm along it* line : "The effects of the late almost unexampled rain upon the works of the aqueduct may be looked upon with some Interest by our citizens. They will be gratified to know that the tlood which raised some of the streams bibber than they have b-en since 1?47 pas^d off without In jury. No culvert wb* overloaded; not one was tilled entirely lull. One of the smaller culverts was filled at It* upper end even with the crown of the arch; but the discharge at its lower end being free, this was only half full. Thisbelng a pipe culvert, of rapid descent under a high bank, would have borne a rise of water three or four timet as great without injury. 44 The result of this, the first severe trial to which the new culverts of the aqueduct have b*en submitted, was looked to with interest by the engineers, and it is such a* to give assurance that, with proper attention on the part of those In charge to prevent a culvert from being choked with drift, no rain storm likely to occur here will ever be able to displace a brick or a stone of these works. 44 The Little Falls branch rose about eight feet; it broke even into the canal; the culvert intended to pass its centre under the canal having been al lowed, fn conrse of years, to become obstructed with stone and gravel, the consequences are, two breaks In the canal and an interruption to naviga tion. 44 The contractor for the receiving reservoir on the aqueduct suffered some little damage?one of his shanties being carricd away?but the work done by the tlood. in cleaning out the bed of the stream for him, is probably a compensation for all damages. 4- By the rain gnages It appears that there fell at the Great Falls, sixteen miles from the city, a little more than 3 inches of rain; at Cabin John Valley, nine miles, 4* inches; at the Little Falls, six miles, 5^ inches; in town. ? 1-1U inches.-' The Intclligeaeer effectively dis-po.-es of the last mare's nest, in the way of nn outcry against the Post Office Department. It is that the mails heretofore transported by the Northern New York railroad, from Ogdensburg to Rouse's Point, are greatly disarranged and delayed, to the great detriment of the interests of those depending on that route for mail facilities. The blame for this state of things is of course thrown on the Department, which will not como to the terms of the railroad company, and is accordingly just now being roundly abu.-ed by the northern New York opposition press gene rally. and those journals particularly that are in the interest of the particular corporation. To all this the IntflligcMctr replies, spiking the gun most effectually. We extract from its reply sufficient to enable the reader to soo that this case is but another one of the many in stances in which railroad companies, in dealing with the Department, sacrifice the interests of those for whoso benefit they hold chartered privileges, in order to gougo the Government: 44 The above line, we have authority for saying, is not a rhief connecting link between Boston and the West, as is alleged, the great channel for mail purposes of this sort being by way of Alba ny. The state of the case, we understand, in re gard to the delay here spoken of, Is thus ex plained The Postmaster General has offered this road the highest pay heretofore allowed it by any Postmaster General?#5,??50 per annum. The new trustee*, who seem bent on making money rather than accommodating the public, refuse to accept, and throwdown the mails, thereby oblig ing the Department tocoirtract for an inferior and slower mode of conveyance, much against Its in clinations. The demand of these trustees being just double the maximum pay heretofore received by them, as well as much higher than he can conscientiously allow rinder the law of I?15, he has determined not to be coerccd into so extraor dinary a proposition."' ? ? # # ? 44 In the matter of compensation, we learn that the paytendered the company by Postmaster Gen eral Browu is equal to the highest sum ever al lowed them by Lis predecessor, notwithstanding the road, at a mail artery, is of greatly diminish ed importance since the completion last Fall of the Potsdam and Watertown railroad, which takes the heavy New York city and other South ern pa* kages to Ogdensburg, the chief point on the line. Finding, however, that the Trusteesof the road specified are determined to persist in their exorbitant demand, the Post Otfloe Depart ment will, we understand, issue within a few days an advertisement, in accordance with the provisions of the act of Congress al>ove referred to, for proposals for mail scrvice between Rouse's Point and Ogdensburg." JO* The Boston Journal publishes a letter from a correspondent at Leavenworth, Kansas, giving an account of the arrival at that place of a party of one hundred Mormons, who had fled from the tyranny of Brlgham Young and the degiadations of Mormonism, at Salt Lake; to seek a more con genial asylum In Kansas. These people report that nearly a thousand of the 4> Saints'' were preparing to leave Salt Lake when they took their departure. Four hundred bad started for Ore gon, and others would strike for the States. These deserters from Mormonism are unsparing in their denunciations of its foulness, and report much dissatisfaction in I'tah. They also say that there is danger of another famine i:: Salt I*ake Valley, in consequente of the ravages of wornui among the wheat. The Mormons are under thorough military discipline, preparing for a conflict with the (Jmted States troops. PERSONAL. .... James W. Sheahan, Usq ., of the Chicago Times, is in town. .... Iloo. John P Hale and Hon Anson Bur lin^ame are at Biddieford Pool, with their fami lies. .... The New York Mirror says that Mrs. Cnn i.in^bam is watched to prevent her from commit ting suicide. ....Win. Henty Kent, a son of the late Mrs. Kent, the well-known and popular actress, com mitted suicide at Cincinnati on Sunday. ....The health of Joshua R. Giduings. of Ohio, is said to be so feeble that he will probably not be able to take his seat in the next Congress ....Hon \\ m. L. Dayton is recovering from the severe illness under which he has been suf fering for some time past at Long Branch. .... Capt. R L. Tilghman. U. S.N ; Hon. J no. T. Bovd, N. C.; Hon. James L. Gilliss, Pa.; Gen. W B. Burnett, N. Y., Hon. A. V. Potter, R. 1 , are at W iliards . It will be gratifying to the friends of Kx Ma>or John T. Towers, to learn that his health is slowly Improving; such, at least, are the indica tions. .... Mrs LftLa Jenkins, of Port Byron, V Y , has commenced preaching, after a regular course of study, and is now full> entitled to the appella tion of 4i Reverend. .....Mr, Ktourneau. the author of 44 I,e* Mor ir ons.-' has just published a new work about the 1'nited States?Paris nn NoHrenu-Momlt it ,lu Nowtnu-MohiU a Farm." It is the history of ten years traveling. .... At the late com.:n?nrement of the Univer sity of North Carolina, at Chapel Hill, the honor ary degree of I.L. D. was conferrid upon the Hon A V Brown, Postmaster General, who is a graduate of the Institution. .... The Boston rranscrlpt knows a clergyman in a floti. ishintr town of M&>-s->rhu?*its who has preached. as his ovii, at lead six sermons writ ten by Mr. Spurgeon of London, and others, written by Robeit McCheyuc, theeui.nent Scotch divine. .... Miss May. the American Prima Donna, whose great mm-cmn iu i,ondon has recently caned a sensation, will return to the United f*tate? at the end of the present month, and com mence either at the New York Academy, or at conceit* Home t.me in September. ?? ?.- The old friends and neighbor* of President Madison in Orange county, Va., have procured a monument to i* placed over his grave at an early ? Xa plain granite obelisk, twenty f?_ ?t in I1? I . ^'1? no i,M*r'ption except the dates of his birth and death. ''' " 111,** J"renton American announces the death of Moodburne Potter. Kaq , lately a tem,K,rary STuisa"'"voik' .... The Alexai dila Sentinel, |n regard to the personal controversy between pryor a?d the wn. ler In the Richmond Kntjuirer. say* : "The tu t that one of them withholds hi* name from the public, cjcite?curio?itv and speculation It may be a* well to silence one of the*e conjec tures by stating that Governor Wbe Is Morihe gentleman " The following rather creamy joke at the experi?e of our Minister to Paris is going the round*: ? 4 His Lxcellency Plenipotentiary Mason, bav Jng been reprimanded for throwing his arm round the back of the Empress Kugenie's chair, is making up his pock to rty to some retirement, where he mean*, so *ay? report, to study the af finities, in order to behave better next titne.V? fan, ( orftfi/mdmu oj ikt LonJ<,n WASHINGTON NEWS AND GOSSIP. An Unjust Assault.?Tho New York Times unjustly assails the Hon Henry M Rice, of Minnesota, on the pretence that through his machinations 44 all the public lands in the Ter ritory (of Minnesota) hart bean withdrawn from settlement by pre-emption for four months. in order to enable private coiporationi to loeate the best lands for railroad jisrposes." This is a grave charge- Bat it happens to t>c utterly without foundation. No moro of the public domain in Minnesota, subject to entry by pre-emption, has b.en temporarily with drawn from market, than just so much as Con gress ordered to be so withdrawn, in passing tho law granting lands in aid of the construction of railroads in that Territory. It was the duty of Mr. Rice to secure an ap propriation of public lands in aid of the con struction of railroads in the Territory. In that he succeedcd under circumstances which would hive defeated the efforts of almost any other gentleman entitled to a seat in the House, we care not who that ether may be. The whole country is cognizant of the remarkable embar rassments thrown around his efforts to that end by the incidental proceedings of the House with reference to his bill. In this city, where all the circumstances are well known, his success has earned for him the reputation of having been the most effective man, so far as taking care of the interests of bis constituents is con cerned, connected with either House of the last Congress?an enviable legislative reputation, indeed. The four months' withdrawal from pre-empt ;on of the lands near the route of the railroads provided for in the act, is a provision common to the regulations for carrying into effect all other such land grants, and is there for* invariably carricd into execution. The correspondent of the Times making this unfounded charge against Mr. Rico cannot be a bona fide settler in Minnesota, as nil such realise the debt of gratitude they owe to that gentleman. No; he is some outside speculator disappointed beeause he failed to s<eure by hocus pocus some particular trait likely to bo made of great value by tlic construction of one or more of the contemplated Minnesota rail roads. We may not forget to mention that the four months' provision alluded to above, is do signed to ?teuro 1mna fide pre-emptionists in the enjoyment of their rights, not only against the cunning speculator trading in bogus pre emption clo'ms, but also against the railroad corporations, who arc allowed that time only in which to fix their lines of route, least, if longer tiino be allowed them, they may manage to shut out the actual settlers from an undue ?hare of the lands to be made valuable by the construction of their railroads. The Great Current Controversy ? New York, it seems, cancot exist without a current controversy over which to make a noise, at least in the newspapers. That over the question? who killed Dr. Burdcll??has hardly ceased, ere they hirrc another over the question?who wrote ?4 Nothing to Wear?"' Really, the press of the Empire City seem determined to lash them selves?notwithstanding the enervating state of tho thermometer?into as white a heat over the latter, as over the former. The public of Gotham care nothing whatever concerning its final solu tion. Yet by mixing personalities in their dis cussion of it in loDg columns, tho press of Gotham seem to have succ..ded m throwing somo popular interest into it. Though spirited and amusing, there is nothing substantial in the verses over wb'ch all tb's pother is taking place. That is; there is nothing in them calcu lated to sccure readers for them a year hence. Rut Gotham must have a controversy. So as no more appropriate subjcct to dispute over is at hand for the newspaper men and the outside <?cribb!crs for the press, Mis3 Flora McFlimsey is made the heroine?no, tho deity of the hour. However, Mrs. Cunningham, through her ficti tious confinement faux pas? is likely at once to put M>ss Flora's nose out of joint. Mistakes at Land Offices.?It not unfre quently occurs that serious though apparently slight mistakes are made by local land offices in making out papers for individuals, recording entxies, claims, payments, Ac.. which generate an infinity of trouble, not only at the General Land Office in this city, but to purchasers of Government land1*, their heirs, and assignees. It is almost as necessary in point of law that the land office lecords of such lands should be corrcctly kept in all respects, as that deeds for them passing between individuals should ex press plainly the meaning of the parties to con tracts for their sale and transfer. The remedy for the mistakes to which we allude is very simple. Viz : earnest effoi ts on the part of new api>ointccs to the placc? of Registers and Re ceivers and their subordinates, to master as soon possible, by due study, all the requirements of them set forth in the i filiations for their gov ernment in the discharge of the functions of their offices. The Murder ov Mr. Stevens.?Itisfcared in this city that the Mr. Stevens recently robbed and murdered in Kansas, for which two persons were hung by the mob on Friday last, and Wood and Knowlton, their companions, wcro about to b j hung, according to the Leavenworth despatch we published yesterday, is no other than tho Govcrnmen* agent of thai name en trusted with tho Superintendence of tho current sale of the trust lands of the Weas. Pianke ehaws. and Peoiias We mentioned a day or two since, that $?>(),000 in transfer drafus had been recehcd from him at t':e Interior Depart ment. It is supposed tha* he had at the timo about $150.'>00 by Lim, or rather in the hands of the receiver, acting in coi junction with him and further, that it is a'most entirely in t!ie 3hapc of transfer drafts, the payment of which cnir easily be stopped, if the robbers have se cured tiiem or nny of thee. That, however, is D"?t believed hete ; as if the Government's agent is the Mr Stevens in question, it can hardly be that he, rather than the receiver, had the pro ceeds of the sales of the trust iands in Lis pos session. Shawnee Indian Lands.?Ihc agents of tho Shawnee having mads their selections of tho 200.000 acies of the public lands which were to be .-.ecured to them by the treaty of May, 1K5-1, in that portion of Kansas laying thirty miles west of the Missouri, tho said lands havo been surveyed off and plats have been made of them. As soon as they shall be approved by the Presi dent, the residue of the lands withdrawn from settlement by the whites in order to afford tho necessary opportunity for making these selec tions, will a-;ain bo turned over to tho General Land Office, to be suljeeted to pre-emption and sale to the whites. It will be the duty of tho Government to relievo the selections in ques tion made for the lrdians. from the whites who havo gone on them without leave and contrary to law; which duty will be surely and promptly executed. Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation, having been abandoned as a military post, the War Depart ment has issued orders that the military re serve, po?t and public buildings shall be for mally given up to the proper authorities of the Cherokee Nation. This measure is in fulfilmen of the treaty with that Nation of 18C5-G, tho third article of which is in the following words: 44 It U, however, agrwd that the military reser vation at Fort i.Iimuu shall be held by the United States. Hut nhould the totted States abaudon ?aul pout, and have no further use for the same, it shall revert to the Cherokee Nation." It it understood to be tho intention of the Cherokee Council to lay off a city on the site of the old military post. Tub Election*.?In Kentucky, we believe the following Members of Congress haY? been chosen : Henry C. Burnett, Samuel 0. Peyton, Albert G Talbott, Joshua H. Jewctt, John M. Elliott, James B. Clay, John C. Mason, and John W. Stevenson, Democrats; and Humphrey Msr ?hall, American. We also judge that Warner L. Underwood, ha? Veen ehoeen, though some of the'sanguine Democrats of the State telegraph differently to friends in this city. The above eompleto the delegation. There is not a shadow of a doubt that the Democrats have secured the lower House, and the Legis lature on joint ballot, (and consequently the successor of the Hon. John B. Thompson in the United States Senate, to be elected next winter,) and the State Treasurer, (Jas. H. Garrard,) by quite 10,000 majority. The following is the reported vote in the Lex ington district: Ciav. Hanson. Harrison l(tt Nicholas 160 Scott 4.VJ Franklin 30 Jessamine 102 Botlrbon 200 Fayette. 39U Woodford 100 Total Kfc* h7U H70 Majority for Clay G3 Humphrey Marshall's majority in the city of Louisville is 1,058. MISSOURI. Sr. Loch, August 6?Saline, Johnson, Pettis and Moniteau counties report majorities for Rol lins, American candidate for Governor. Morgan county gives 9R majority for Stewart. St. Louis county, according to tne official returns, gives Rollins a majority of 1,848, a gain of 5C<) on Fill inore's vote. Cape Girardeau county gives Rol lins aliout loo majority. Lincoln county gives Stewart 3t?9 majority. Rollins'* gains, so far, amount to about 2,5< 0. St. Louis, Aug. 7.?Thirty-eight counties give Rollins a majority of 4.17*. Clark (dem.) is elected to Congress in the Third district. lie succecds Jaines P. Green, who was elected U. S. Senator. NORTH CAROLINA. There is serious opposition to the Democratic candidates for Congress in but two districts of North Carolina?tho 1st (Payne's) and 6tb (Purycar's.) In both, the struggle was a hand to-hand one?so close as that it will take some days to ascertain the result with certainty. The candidates in thein are, in tho 1st,H. M.Shaw. Dem., and Wm. N. H. Smith. Am ; in the 6th, R. C. Purycar, Am., and A. M. Scales, Dem. ALABAVA. We have private dispatches from Alabama. Ono from Montgomery, dated on Wednesday afternoon, confirms tho previous news of the re-election of the Hon. Mr. Dowdell to Con gress from that district, and rejoices over the defeat of Mr. Wm. R. Smith (American) in the Fourth district by Moore, (Democrat.) by at least 400 majority, if not 600. The following private dispatch rcachcd us yesterday after the ?>7ar went to press : Tuscumbia. Aug. 5? Editor of the Stnr: R. B. Lindsay, R. K. Hell and Wm. M. Jackson are elected in Franklin to the Legislature. [you.?Lindsay fto the Senate) and Hell are Democrats, and the last named an American party candidate.?En.J Mobile, Aug. 5.?The Democratic ticket has l>een elected in this State by a larg? majority. Smallwood has been elected to Congress. Naval Courts or Inquiry.?Before Court No. 1, tc-day, the case of ex-Lt. Dulany was read by bimself. The case of Lt. Marine was then again taken up, and Drs. Lansdalc and R. P. Mason, and Lts. Wilkinson and Roe wcro examined on bis behalf, and Capt. Goldsbo rough and Lt. R. L. Tilghman for the Govern ment, and the deposition of J. J. Prindle, Esq., late of the navy, was also read in bis behalf; when the testimony in that case was closed. Before Court No. 2, in the case of Lt. Perry, Commander Sterrett, James J. Scoficld, Esq., of New Jersey. Lt. Luce, and Albin Schoeph, Esq., were examined, and tho depositions of Rev. James H. Tyng and W. W. Low, U. S. N.. wero read and submitted on behalf of Lieut. Perry, whose case was then closcd. His defence is to be read to-morrow, probably. An Army Medical Board.?A Medical Board, to consist of Surgeon General Thomas Lawson. and Surgeons S. P. Moore and C. H. Laub, U. S. Army, has been ordered to convene at West Point on the 28th instant, to examine the physical qualifications of candidates for ad mission to the Military Academy. The Steamer Mississippi.? The Board which recently assembled at New York to in vestigate the circumstances attending the slight accident which happened to the Mississippi from tho parting of her cables, have reported to the Navy Department that no blame can be at tached to Captain Nicholson, tho injuries sus tained having been entirely accidental. Thb Weather.?The following report of the weather for this morning is made from the Morse Telegraph line to the Smithsonian Institution, The time of observation is about 7 o'clock a. m.: August 7, 19S7. New York, N. V ve y tine. Philadelphia. Pa very tine. Baltimore, Md clear, pleasant. Washington, D. C. clear, pleasant. Fredericksburg, Va clear, warm. Richmond, Va clondy, pleasant. Petersburg, Va..... cloudy, pleasant. Raleigh, N. C clear, pleasant. Wilmington. \. C raining. Columbia, S. C ..cloudy, warm. Charleston. S. C clear, warm. Augusta, Ga cloudy, warm. Savannah, Ga cloudy, pleasant. Macon, Ga cloudy, cool. Columbus, (ia.... ...clear, warm. Lower Peach Tree, Ala...cloudy. Montgomery, Ala clear, warm. Mobile, Ala foggy Gainesville, Miss clear, pleasant. New Orleans, La clear. Fbom thb Wbst. The following reports have been furnished by the National Telegraph line: Frederick, Md clear, warm. Cumbeiland, Md clear, cool. Hagerstown, Md cloudy, warm Harper's Ferry cloudy, cool. Winchester,.... cloudy, cool. Martinsburg ...cloudy, warin. Wheeling, Va clear, warm Grafton, Va clear, warm. At Washington, yesterday, 9 p. in., the barom eter was TO ?2U>, thermometer7M\ This morning, at 7 p. in., the barometer was30 334, thermometer MP. Thb American Dental Convention.?The American Dental Association is now holding its annual convention in Boston. A communication was read, on Wednesday, from Dr. J. M. Weibcr, of Paris, setting forth that he had discovered a new and improved method of preparing gold for filling teeth. lie forwarded with bis communication five drachms of his preparation,44 plastic gold," as he calls it, and explains the method of using it. An interesting debate was held as to the cause of bad teeth, and it wax generally conceded that It was the action of acids upon the teeth which destroyed them; and that cleanliness is the great fireventive against decay and Ions. The general ?ealth of the individual was also conceded to have much to do with healthy teeth. As to the effect of alkalies and salsrratus upon the teeth, there was a difference of opinion. Dr. Severance, of Great rails, N. H , was of the opinion that it is the action of acids which catisen the decay of teeth He called the attention of the convention to the fart that all our organs and limbs grow strong and healthy by exerc'se and use, and asked why should not the teeth be also improved by action and work? He /avored a sort of dental gymnastics, to give these organs strength and vigor. Dr. Townttend, of Philadelphia, thought that much good would grow out of the discussions of the day, but he thought the speakers had not gone back to the root of the matter. He thought when we went back as far as the King of Prussia did, when he prohibited marriages within certain re lationships, we shoald have done something. These marriages among klaafolk caused an Infe rior race of children, and as loag as this Is so, there will be poorly constructed children and wretched teeth. DflalliW the t'M-eifa Xiwi. From our English file* of the 25th ultimo, re ceived by the Persia at New Yoik. Wt make up the subjoined additional lews: Great B*itaim.?On the 21st July there wa* great rejoicing at the town of Boston, Lincoln shire consequent on the re-opening of the South west Chapel of th? church in that Iowa, which was restored by the citizens or Hnaton. Ma*?a< hu setts as a memorial to John Cottoa. Mr Dallas, the American Minister, the Bishop of Kentucky, and ex-Mayor Blgelow, of Bostaa, Ma* , were among thane who took part in the proceedings. Aa address was presented lo Mr. Dallas on the occasion, and two speeches were made by that gentleman. During one of his speeches Mr. Dal las remarked: ..... "I heard the distinguished gentleman on the opposite side make mention of what is called the Anglo-Saxon race. Well, that, no doubt, is a rery distinguished race It Is entitled to high praise, for it has accomplished "wonders But 1 do not think that the United Htatee of America, as they now exist, can be considered as conflred to the Anvlo-Saxin race. It is a matter of fair truth to say to you that there Is a very large portion of the citizens of the United State? who are Celts?not Anglo Saxons. If there be any Irish here they must understand that their fellow-countrymen constitute a very fair proportion of what may be termed the character of the United States of America. Nay, to go a little further, one of our states is almost exclusively Spanish; another of our States Is almost exclusively French; and the very State that is called the Keystone State, has so many of Its population of the German race that we are actually obliged to pnblish our laws in that language to accommodate them. Now,all these races blended together constitute the na tional character of the United States of America. That country, therefore. Is not exclusively Anglo Saxon Undoubtedly some of the most distin guished sources of origin are Anglo J?axon, but now organized-as It Is now tlxed?under its present constitution and presentpopnlatlon.it is n government and a country composed of all peo ples and races, and not contined exclusively to the Anglo Saxon." At the dinner of the Royal Agricultural Society of England, which had been holding its annual show at Salisbury, Lord Portman Introduced as a guest Air. French, the Vice Presideut of the Agri cultural Society of the United States. Mr. French was warmly received, and addressed the audi ence at some length. , Considerable noting, resulting from the bad feeling engendered by the Pith of July celebra tion. had taken place betwi^n the Orangemen and Ribbonmen at Belfast, and on one occasion a serious collision with the military was the result, but fortunately without loss of life. There is a rumor of the appearance of the pota to blight in the province of Monster, lieland, but it was not regarded as serious. In the suspension of Henry Swable at Liver pool, a compromise of f>s fd 011 the pound Is said to have been ottered. The Defeat of Thackeray.?At the Parlia mentary election for Oxford City, which resulted in the defeat of Mr. Thackciay, the vote stood? for Caldwell, 1,0*5; Thackeray. 1,01*. The elec tion created great excitement. A writer from Ox ford says: The polling commenced at the usual hour, when the friends of Mr. Cardwell led off by a small ma jority. About ten o'clock it was evident that Mr.
Thackeiay stood a fair chance of coming in sec ond best, being over seventy in minority, and at twelve this had increased to'one hundred. After one, the people began to assemble at the corners of the streets, and in front of the Mitre, Mr. Thackeray's principal committee room, and also of the Star Hotel, the headquarters of Mr. Card well'* fiiends. A little before four there was not a place of busi ness to be found open, except our usual good natured election acquaintances, the friendly pub lic houses. Speaking upon that point, I am in clin< d to think that some of the college butlers must have opened their hearts, and the buttery lieer bands at the same time, for, during the last three hours of the polls, some lifty or sixty roughs, far descended in the inebriating scale, created considerable annoyance by assembling before the resjiectivc committee looms, howliiig for their favorite candidates. At about half-past six Mr. J. Towle, the Mayor, delivered the declaration of the poll at the town hall amid gn;at confusion. Thanks were returned lor Mr. Cardwell, and Mr. Thackeray addressed the people at considerable length and great cheer ing. when the proceedings terminated. The Submarine Telegrai?h ?The I^ondon Observer, speaking of the submarine teleg.aph, says: ... All doubts with respect to the retardation of the electric current are set at rest, and an exten sive series of experiments have shown that ten words may be whispered under the Atlantic, f.< m Ireland to Newfoundland, every minute, or 14, 400 words per day. The cable will be delivered in the first Instance out ot the hold of the ship through a trumpet-mouth tube, elevated about thirty"feet above the top of the cone around which the rope is colled. It will then pass over and under a scries of ??sheaved" or grooved wheels, where the amount of adhesion or friction of the rope will be regulated so as to counterlwlancetbe weigiit of the cable in suspension in the water, and will thus affjfd perfect control over Its de livery. As in some parts the depth at which the rope is to be laid will be rather uiore than two miles and a half, tbeie would be in the process of paying-out probably twice that extent of cable held in suspension, and as this weight In water i s 14 cwt. to the mil", the necessity of adopting due precaution against the cable running awa, too quickly will ?>e evident, and the machinery for providing against this contingency is of the most powerful description. Arrangements are also made in the event of any accident, for cut ting away the cable and securing one end of it to large buoys fitted with mirrors, and p ovided with several miles of oidlnary rope, ami an aux illiary steam engine is litted up on board, to be employed in hauling in the buoy topes when it is desired to take possess ion of the line again. The Imtteries to be taken on l?oard for signalizing through the cable while in progress of being sub merged, are of most extraordinary power. The zinc plates employed weigh three tons, and with the l>oxes and the acid together, it Is upwards of live tons. That a battery of very considerable power will be required for the purpose of signal izing Is clear from the nature of the duties re quired to be performed by the electric current. Starting from the deck oi the Agamemnon, it would r'.sh through the whole of the rope re maining uncoiled in the ship's hold, ami then leaping overboard, It would dive down to the lowest depths of the Atlantic, skip along the mountain's and valleys of old ocean's bed, mount to the surface, boaul the Niagara. Hash through the uncoiled rope on l?oard that ship, and. ringing the signal bell, tell that throughout its wholedis tance of two thousand live hundred miles, it has met with no Haw and no obstruction. When the little bell on board gives forth no accustom* d sound, the engine* of the steamship will be re versed, the cable hauled in ami examined until the damaged past through which the electric luessennci has escaped shall l>e discovered. \N hen once laid in its ocean l?ed, there will be no dis tuibing current to endanger its safety, and the nature of the plateau on which it will l>edeposited leads to the opinion that in a very short time the soft sand of the ocean bed will form a perfect covering of the cable. Mrs. Cunningham's Sham Accouchement. Yesterday morning Judge Davison, with Pro fessois Barker and De Wees, proceeded to the house No. 31 Bond street lor the purpose of caus ing a medical examination of the person of Mrs. Cunningham. In case she should consent to it, to ascertain whether or not she had been delivered of a child, as she still persists in asserting. She was lying in the bed In an anparentlv languid and feeble condition. Her daughters, Helen and Georgiana, were with her. Judge Davison made a formal request that she would submit to be ex amined, and Dr. Barker asked her if she was willing to be examined, to which ihc replied that she bad no objection on her own p^rt, but de clined by the advice of her counsel. Dr 8. II. Catlin, the man concerned with Mrs. Cunningham in the sham-birth affair, has made an important disclosure in his affidavit. He affirms that he saw Mrs. Cunningham in prison about a dozen times on different occasions; while In the prison she told me she was cnci'nte. I have no recollection of any positive statement front her that she was with child by the late Harvey Burdell, but that was my inference from her conversation. I then llrmly lielleved the fact was as she stated it; soon after her acquittal I noticcd that her appearance corresponded to the fact of her statement. She said that Judge Dean had told her that If she had a child it would be heir to the property, and she hoped It would live; she requested me to be her medical accouchcr ; was sent for by her on Monday, August 3; went immediately to No. 31 Bond street and entered the room: I saw her sister, Mrs. Barnes, and Mrs. Cunningham; Airs. Cunningham was ou the bed; Airs. Cunningham was undressed and in bed; she said she was sick and was suffering a great deal of pain; I examined her tongue and pulse, and was sat is lied she had had cholera morbus; I gave her an emetic; 1 did not then see any child; a few mlnntes later she vomited green bile; I soon after examined her person; her abdomen was ill a nearly natural state; I sate she was not t? any tray with ckihi, and hnd not been; the tirst I saw of the child, I saw it brought in by the sister, Airs. Baines; the child was dressed when 1 saw It llrst; 1 heaid Mrs. Cunningham remark about the child, that It had Burdell's nose, but her eyes and color; Airs. Bell was brought into the room after the child was there to see II; I think she said it was a very bright child, if Mrs. Cunningham allege* that any childbirth look place that might up to the time 1 left and teas ar rested, it is not true; during the evening I gave her about an ounce of paregoric and before leav ing I gave her a dose of calomel. The District Attorney has consented to use Dr. Catlin as a witness for th? prosecution. The doctor has made a more minute statement to the Prosecuting Attorney, and it is surmised that it contains some important developments The girls, Augusta and Helen Cunningham, gave their testimony on Wednesday. Of coarse as far as it went, it bore out their mother's theory of ? confinement ? But what was observable about them, and what would have moved any beholder to plly, was their sorrowful couduion^ht ir appa rent bioken.heartednes* It w?* with diflh.ulty that at any time tbcy could refiain from bursting into If am. The tra?e* of ?arc and mU?? riug were graven on their countenance* Augusta (who ha* been staying in Ijexiogtou a*?"*! ?'??* >n the country, a* was a*?eitfld,)bt(ifd her fat-c in the sofa, and wept bitterl*. Helen, though for a long lime she preserved the appearance of calm ness, mfler her e*idenc6 lrs? concluded. and *he had *l?'n?d her testimony, Imrit Into a violent fit of sobhin^and shook convulsively. Augusta * even, while giving her evidence, were red with weeWng; hot "he answered the Justices'Interrog atories with firmness. She complained of the shock which her nervous system had undergone, and said she had l>e(ged her mother not to speak to her on any sabject connected with Dr. Bold ell. Whereas she formerly manifested extreme hardi hoo<l an<l hauteur, *hc is at the present moment completely prostrated and unnerved, giving an swers to the various questions propounded her j.t a slow and unwilling manner. The officers who had her in charge veaterday remarked this change, and one and all sympa thized with her in her evident mental agony. It was stated by home parties professing to be well informed that she had opposed her mother's course ever since the conclusion of the trial; and to an officer, who proposed to lead her to her mother and sisters, she replied that she desired to return to her aunt's in Islington avenue, for that she would never enter the house, Jl Bond wtreet, again, so long as she lived. The new developments in the Burdcll case are likely to lead to some new inquiries?at least to some new suspicions?os to the previous history of that remarkable afldir. Hitherto it has been a<snmed by many persons that the failure to iden tify Eckel as the party married to Mrs. Cunning ham tends stronglv to prove the reality of her marriage with l>r. Biudell. Keneut occurrences will perhaps lead to the suspicion that Mrs. Cun ningham might have been assisted in that matter from another quarter, and iiossibly may even point suspicion to new parties as implicated In the minder. It is by no means impossible that the whole mystery may yet be unraveled. The Times says: " It has been suggested that the plot was check ed too soon, but the authorities were satisfied that by morning Mrs. Cunningham would have found she was sold, and destroyed the evidence and perhaps the child. Dr. Cat tin's home was watch ed; her own house was watched; Bond street was apprized that something suspicious was going on; the child was pretty old; the marks were coming out, and the?e facts must have warned her of her situation. The life of the child, too, was in peril, for. on the first intimation of its iiein? a false case, It is not improltable that Mrs. C. would have destroyed it. li.decd. her doctors whisper that, after having lieen sufficiently shown aroui.d to her friends, it was to follow its supposed4 papa' to Greenwood as speedily as possible. "We understand that the authorities did not anticipate being able to prove the full crime, but would rest on that section of the statute which >ays that if any iierson attempts to commit an of fence prohibit'-dby law, and in the attempt shall do any act toward the offence and shall be inter cepted, he shall suil'er half punishment." Horrible Tragkdt.?In Clarkson county, N. V., on Tuesday, a Mrs. Marsh, who Las been for some time deranged. Attempted to murder her three children by pouring hot water into their ears. One will die from the effects of the injury sustained. The miserable mother then committed suicide by hanging. RKLWIOI78 NOTICK.-Th- Disciples 'kj meeting will l*? continued in the West Kx?m oi Temperance Hall THIS EV I.N I Mi. at 1% o'clk. teaching by Prof. Muunell. of New York. The public are cordially invited. It* XT' ?WILL BE IT 11LISHED TO MORROW lf , MOft NING, the second number of "THE AMERICAN," containing Bradley's specch in the riot eases, Ac., Ac., from Sutton'* report, with a va riety of other uwitters setting forth tfic truth. It* -Y~s=m PIONEER SAVINGS AND LOAN AS l_?J SOCIXTlON.?The friends of the Associa tion initiated with the ?t>ovc title, arc requested to meet on MON UA Y, Angust Mb, at ft p. m..at Ger man hall, 11th street, wimii the Committee appoint ed by tiiein m a meeting held July ^f>th, will submit the proposed constitution of the association. to their consideration. By order of the c >n:mittc e CHARLES \\ ERNEU. Cliair'n. B. OERTLV, Sec. au 7-3t 11 |"Tllt CATHOLIC TOTAL AMI nence Ilci.eficiai Society of Washington city wITTmeet on the i<?tli instant, at 9 o'clock a. in., at the cotn*r of F and l'?th streets. The procession will t>e formed on F street, ri?;lit resting on t??th street, by Thomas Puroell, Marshals Aid, and will inarch at 'Jii o'clock precisely, down F to 7th street, alone 7th to 11, down 11 street to 3d strct, alone 3d to pennsyIvani.i avenue, by Pennsylvania avenue to Georgetown, thence by Bridge street to High street, up Huh to 2d street, by 2d street to the College Ground*. JOHN D.CLARK. an 7-^t* Chief Marshal. Y^THE MOUNT VERNON BUILDING i 1 < Association will hold its second regular monthly meeting at Potomac Hall, corner of Mary land aver.ueand llth street. (Island.ion FK1DAV EVENING, the 7th inst., at 8 o'clock. A few shares of Stock- mav yet t?e taken. au li-2t CHARLES AI.LKN. See. XT' RELIGIOUS NOTICE.?The New African > Methodist Episcopal Church of Georgetowu, uii3er theguardiansliip of Rev. Timothy Remicand Messrs. Francis Wheatly and Benin mm W. Bohrer, will l? dedicated on next SIN DAY MORN ING jit 10 o'clock. The sermon will lie preached by Rev. A. W. Wayirar, of Washington city, D.C. The friends and the public are invited to attend. au 5 tt ry-5=?NOTICE.-The President and Directors of Georgetown College hereby warn all persons not to trespass on any of the College walks or grounds, on pain of hem* dealt with accord ins to law. Bv order of the President : au4 1m JAMES CLARK, Treasurer. -v-y? POSTPt) N EM E \ T.-The Public Temper |^<J anee Demonstration which was to have taken place on this ( Friday ) evening, at the Sixth Presliy terian Ciiurcli, has been unavoidably postponed un til FRIDAY EVENING, the 7th of August, at same place, cominencins at C o'clock. Several ad dresses w til l>e delivered l?> friends of the cause of Temperance. The public arc cordially invited to be present. jy 31-E.TIifr F.St COLLECTOR'S OFFICE. Cut Hall.# July l.r>, IR57. i N OTIC E TO T A X PAY F. ft S -1) FI) I C i L? TIO N FO R P UO y PT PA\it EXT-No ticc is hereby given that the Taxes lor the year lb57 are now due. and payable at this othee. and that a deductiou of lo per cent, is allowed b> law for the current year paid on or before the 15th day of Sep tember next. J AS. F. 11A LI DA Y, y 2*> eatf Collector. |Y^P?BAI/TI MORE ICE CRE AM DEPOT J jf AND CONFECTIONERY, ?i6th street, between G and II.?The very liest ICE CREAM and WATER ICES at $i.5nper gallon, delivered to any part of the city. Also, on hand tU different kimls of Cakes, aud huest in the city, which! will sell K for 5 cent8. Come one, oome all and give me a call. Furnishes Parties, Weddings, Excursions. Ac. JOSEPH SHAFElEl.tr. Late Foreman at Weaver s, jy 27-lm* Opposite Browns* Hotel. McLAEG 11 LIN iCO.A RESELLING GOODS varv low in order to make room lor their exten sive^Fall Stock. au 7 PIANOS FOR RENT. 2 at 3L?' per tncntli. 2 at par month. Other hue PIANOS at various prices. au 7- JOHN F. ELLIS,3C, Pa. Jive. P 1ANO AND VOCAL INSTRUCTOR. Prof. C. W. SCHEERMANN wili continue to give instructions on the Piano aud tu Vocal? Music. pVVrVl Residence No. 512 L street, between 9tli?i??? ' and Idih streets. au 7 11 More new books at TAYLOR & MAURY'S. The Rose of Ashurst, a Novel, by the Author of Evelyn Marston. Aubrey, ie.- ^icts. Ranking's Half-Yearly Abstract of the Mcdica. Sciences. January to Julv, 18i7; Si. Chief of the Pilgrims, or the Life and Time ol Wil liam Brewster, by th? Rev. Ashbel Steele, A . M.. illustrated; $5.50. Prize Essays on Consumption, Fiske Fund Prize Essays ; $1. A History of Rome, by Henry G. Lulled. D.D., il lust rated by numerous wood cuts ; gl. Just rcceivcd at ? TAYLOR k MAURY'S au 7-3t B?w>kstoro. near Wh street. 1VTOTICE OF COM MITTAL.?Was oomnutted 11 to the Jail of Priuoe George's county, JtM Mary laml. on Tuesday, the 28th day of July, <(75E 1H.57, as a runaway, NEGRO MAN JACOB SEYMOUR. He is a very bright mulatto, about live toet live or six inches huh.uo marks ?* * perceptible, by winch he can be idnntiheil. He ap peara to lie ab?iut twenty-feve years of age. Ha<l on when committed neat and c'ainly clothing. He says he is free, and has followed t?o water as a l.vj lihood. The owni r, if anv, of the above described nxrr, -s requested ??> oome forward prove property, p-y charges, and take him away, otherwise he wili lo disposed of as the law directs. au 7-w3w DANIEL R. DYER, Shcrnl". I TN1TED STATES PATENT OFFICE, U Washington. August tith, 11*57. On thej>etition of David Bruce, Jr., of Brook!)p, (E. D.) New York, praying for the extension oi a patent granted to him on the bth of Noveml>er. IMS. for an improvement in M Type casting Machine.'* for seveu years from the expiration of said patent, winch takes place on Lhebth day of Noveuilier, 1&7 : It is ortiereld, that the said petition l*eheard at the Patent Office on Monday, the Situ of Octolier next, at 12o'clock, in.; and nil persons are notified to ap pear and show cause, if any they have, why said pe tition ought not to lie granted. Persons opposing the extension are required to file in the Pateut Ofhce their ofijectious,specially set forth in writiug, at least twenty days liefore the day of hearing; ail testimony hied by either party to l?e used at tlie said hearing must lie taken and transmit ted in aceordanoe with the rules of the ofhce, which will l>e furnished on application. The testimony in the ca?e will be closed on the 16th of Oct >t>er; depositions and other papers relied upon as testimony uiust lie filed in the othoe oil or before the morning of that day; the arguments, if any. within ten (lays thereafter. ... . .. Ordered, also, that this notioe bo published in tne Union, Intelligencer, and Evening Star, \> ashing ton, D. C.; Republican, Baltimore, Md.; Peiihevhm nian, Philadelphia, Pa.; and Daily News, N?w ^ ork, once a week for three sucoeesijre w1 the 26th oi October next, the Acting Commissioner of Patenta, C"iitaiuiii? 1UH u'.-ticc SUT-1SW3W f AMUSEMENTS. Vri.TEE * DTHKR'S M KTRttrOL ITA N ?OKCKt T SALOON t .Next d?H?r to the Slur Ofioe.) th? rfnowifd Comic Atnirr. THIS EVENING, and every Kvruing dariM tl? Week. will r MISS AMELIA HSHKR. !?;? pleasing and fascinating Dan sense nod Vo?*ii?t, rhe charming Songstress and Terpsioherean Artist MAD'LLK LOUISE BIRu KR, assisted by the accomplished LA PKTITE Kl/ZA. J. F. THOM AM, the much admired Ballad Singer. _Prol. RoEsNER will pr??>de at the Piawo. ~ Booin tpu EXCURSION CA R D.?The Washington Lifht Infantry are now making arrauxe rnen's f<?r an Kxcurmon to Norfot*. Portsmouth. ire.. ?.n the 2t*t instant < Full particulars will Appear next week. By order c au7-2t THKCOMMmrF. QR AND PIC NIC St Feters's Sunday SchooL The Teachers of St. Peter's Sunday School most respectfully announce to their Euiwer ou? friends and the puMic in general.! that the* will live their t.rand An " nual Pic Nicon WEDNESDAY, August 12th,1R77, at the White House Pavilion. The Teachers pledge themselves that do pa'ins or expense will he spared ou their part to make this the Pic N ic of the season. Tickets FIFTY CFNTS. The Boat will leave Mth street Wharf at ? o'clock. Navy N ard at 9 o'clock : ami second &*?*! will leave llth street at I o'clock, aud Navy Yard at 2 o'clock : returnmc at SrVcloek and I* o'clock p. m. Dinner and Refreshments will he furnished by that experien<wd caterer. Mr. Hcuatfce.d. at cuty prices. W itlier s Baud lias l<een rimaKcd f.?r the oeoasio i. Committee of Armnt*mmit. J aeon Flcishcll, James Dotibyn. Jno. Ilayzell, U.Callahan. K. Mareeron. Jno. Evans. Jaa. FleisheiL au 7 it The i:\cuksion of thf. WASHING TON \ AGF.RS will take place or. MON DAN", August 24th. By order of ?tU 3t THK COMMITTKF. EXCURSION AND PIC-NIC OFTHC Second Baptist Church Choir, To Pr?*? Laxotxg axd Fo*t Waswixgtoji, C?n MONDAY. August 10th, 1?57. The Committee announce that, having chartered the fine steamer Gkorgk Waswixg ton. an Kxeursion will ?*? nvm tothe above t \n?ed p aces, on MONDAY,* August li th, las;. Nothing will be left undone to mckc this the most pleasant of the soamm. The Boat wiil leave her wharf at the foot of Mth Btreet at HX, Navy \ ard at 9. and A lexandria at !?* 0 clock a. ni., ami pr<?ceed to Pye's Landirg. where it will remain for one or two hours, and i hen leave f>r Fort Washington, where the remainder of the d*y will be spent; returning to the city at a seasona ble hour in ti?e evening. Refreshments at city prices. Tickets for Adults 30 cents ; Children 12 c*nta?to l>e had o| the members of the Choir airff Sal>l<a-a School, and at the hoat on the iuurmni ol the F.x curston. ? . Committer e/ Ariamr'tnfnt*. Heiirj .h.Marks Stephen Cawood, John Carter, Jas. 11 lit on, Sam'l. Arno d, llcnnr Stewart, Chas.Sauderson, Ciias. Allen, an fi-3t CJRANb MILITARY A CIVIC EXCU9ION , or THE Unio^n Guards, TO THE WHITE HOUSE PAVILIOS. On Tl KSDAY. Auznst llth. The I Ntox Guards take pleasure in announcing to their friends and the public th-t. _n is . the r Third Annua! Excursion will M take place as aliove. flHHHi The Committee w.il content themselves by s*\.n? itFinli Ict'UrRiin on lit(s,&soaoir prevn?ii? on^F, to constitute_all means in our power to add to the enjoyment of those who accompany |?. The (ieouii Washircto), will nw>ke two trips: ????"'K *i o clock and ; rei uruing at 5 an<! 9. \\ ithei's Rand is enensed. Tickets o\l- D<?l.l.A R ; admittinc a gentlenan and .adies-to |>e had of ao> of the men.tiers or at t if* isoat. Committer rf Arrnntrmemt*. F.ieut. Harrison, Owen O'lfara, an r S"*- Lackev' Fr"llk HK PUBLIC GOOD Ol R C?NLY^A1M. THIRD ANNCAI, EXCURSION . _ Of the Union Fire Company, No. 2, TO THF WHITE HOCSE PAVILIOX, On THURSDAY, AUGUST 13th, 1*57. The Union Fire Company, No. 2, having char tered the steamer Gkokok Wami TOX, will give their Annnal Fx curMon tothe White House Pan to " ?n Till RSDAY, August i?h. The uniform success tluit lias attended,and tho so?id order that ha* universally prevail at the pre vious Kxcursions of the Compan>. anihonseour assumnce that thit> will rank No. 1 with the Kxcur hioi.? i?| t ht* ?i'ats(?u. Refreshments at the usual city prices. Dinner and Supper htrnishcd lo ai. expeneuce<i caterer. Bomiim h Brass and Strinc Barn I has twen enraged. I he Boat will make two trips; leaving in the mormnf from Georgetown at 7>? Citv \Vl?arf at i-'i, ^^V\Alexamlna at Attemo?.n, City \\ iiarf at 2o clock. Navy Yard at 2,'?, ainl Al exandria at 3; ieaving the White House at 6 and 1' ?? p. m. Omnibuses will leave the Northern Lil^rty Mar ket House, and from the corner of ?'th street and 1 enn. avenue, in time to reach the Boat at the City t\ harl. 0 ? Committer cf Arramitcm'mrt. S. K. Dmulass, \\ K. Mast.n, W H. Hmes. J. I-. Streeks, J. Bury, J. Vesse*. iul-SA7J,l?,ll,? Thk catholic bknf.riciaTTtotal Alwtinenoe Sniciet* ol Washing- jer~>x^z~^ ton. announce with pleasure, to 4^1*1 4 citizens of the District, that tlieii hirst Annua! FIC \IC a'lll be hel?1 witiiiii the lim '.,,Vrl- Ule Georgetown College Grounds, on MON - D \^ , A ugust o th. The Coiiunittee have made ever* arranrement necessary for the comfort and pleasure of ail who may participate in the eujoy incuts of the ilav. rkeinunaaJ arrangements hare l?een e. nfi<led to Mr. Kaputa. Leader of Ksputa'a UanvaUed liand. I he public need no other assurance t?f the superi ority of the Music upon this occasion, as Mr Ksputa is known to excell ail others in his profession. The Ice Cream. Confei-tMtnery, and Refreshment department wtl! l>4> under the superoteiidanoe o| Mr. Joaepn >ehafheld. (late foreman at Weaver's.) No spiritous minors will 1* allowed upon the rrounda. An ample po!.ee force has t*>en encaged; hence the best order and decorum Will he preserved. Four large Coaches will leave the corner of !<<th and h streets at lu o'clock, awl one every ten min utes after until 11 o'clock. After that hour every t.o-ich toGeergetowi wiilcimvev pasnenxers to the Co.lege (i rounds. In all the Coaches the u,>ual lates of fare will i>e charge,f. Admittiuiee to the grounds?'< oerit*". procured at the l?nit Sforea of Dr. Walsh, Navy ^ ard, and Jaincs N.Cai.an, Seventh street; lavage ? Haniware Store, from the (Iftcers and Mouthers of th?* S<?cierv. and at the Cot leg e Gate on the mornmg of the Pic Nic. *u 5-d ( News A Intel > PL i: A S l* R L HXCURSI O N TO OLD POINT, PORTSMOUTH, 4. NORFOL'i. The steamer Masvlaxd wi!1 leave upon an hxcursioutot'ieaiiove places onS\Tt RDAS ,tLe Kth August, at 9 o clock a. in., arriving at Norfolk! ? moralng,and leave again at 10 o'clock for Old Point, where ahe will remain until 6 o'clock p. m.^atfordinc ample t ime to visit ilampton.Fortresc Monroe, the Hycern H?.tel, to enjoy the S,a Breeze, to F ish and Bathe Tho next day can he agreeably spent in wit,ng Norf.uk and Port smooth, the Navy \ar.l. Dry Dock. .Naval Hospital. Ac. Return.ng. Li^ Mirjl^rid . 11 Norfo'k for Eii'ioctcn Monday aftermK?n at 4 o'elocx. The table will be abundantly supplied with a!! the delicacies of the \\ ashing ton arid Norfolk markets. Good Music will l? in attendance. Passage, including m?ats. forthe ronnd trip, S*; for a gentleman ami lady $|n. ??'-? WM. MITCHELL. T ACA R D.?'The attention of the public and perrons wishing to purchase handsomcproneriy near the Navv \'ard in particular, is re?pe*ifttllv invited to the sale which will take place on FK ? DAY, the Tth ot August,on the premises, at ?? o'c ock p. in , of the whole of Siuare of Ground No.au. eontaiuiiig 112,square feet, which will l? sn'd in lots to suit purchasers. This property is liamlsomely located in an eleva ted position, and bounded by 9th and INh streets east and B and C streets south. For further particulars seea<tvertisemeat. A. GRKFN. au fi 2t Auctioneer. PORTO RICO SUGARS. Ate. jnhhds Porto Rioo SUGAR and MOLASSFS 6,non pounds handsome shoulder BACON 8 tiercesof Jarris's superior sonr cured IIAMS ftoxea new CH KKSh, ir. good order. Just receiveil, and for sale In au 6-St M IDDI.FTON A HKAl.f . rJpOURNAMKNT AND FANC\ BALL. The first Tournament and Faney Ball of the sea son wiII of>tr.e off at the Fauquier \\ hite Seljpf^r Springs, on WKDNF.SDA* awl 1 I1L RSDA\. .U?iat.,rfl*?A?...t-NG(iAIi| <t BAKER. au 6-lW ; Proprietors. I^HKAP FAMILY GROCERIES. The snhsorilier offers SUGAR, COFFF.F. HAMS, SIDKSand SHOl l.DKRS, FLOl R ami MKAL, BUTTER aud EGGS, at No. 564 fifth street. corn?rof B. _ _ an 6-tf JON AS l>. I.F.YV. OPHC1AI. NOTICE TO TAX PAYERS 3 Those who inteml to avail tln inse'ves of inei^t per cent, disoount, to he made to ail who pay on or jefore the i&th day of Sep'.cmljer, aud who wish to ivoid the delay incident tothe cn>wd whonsuaMy ire in waiting at this olfice during the last few da*s ?revious to the expiration of the time, can do so by salting for their odls at an earlier day. JAMES F. HALIDAY. au 6-jw Collector. BFDGKWICK ON STATUTORY ANDCON 5 STITUTIONAL LAW. 1 roUttro., jast pnb i?h?d. (jv in FRANCK TAYLOR. RENTAL ANNOUNCEMENT. Dr.R.FINLKY HUNT Im resumed fully tlN raotioe of DENTISTRY, at his u.d oftot. nd residence. No. si? north side of Penn ? ylvama *venue, between .Ninth and Te??h treets. ou 3 Jr*