Newspaper of Evening Star, August 17, 1864, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated August 17, 1864 Page 1
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V2?. XXIV. WASHINGTON. D. C.. WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 17. 1864 N2. 3,57s, ?. T.?18CO.?X Persons of sedentaryhabits troubled with weak aess, lassitude, palpitation of th? heart, lack o ap?etite. distress after eating, torpid liver, con stipation. A?.. deserve to suffer if they will sot try the celebrated PLANTATION BITTERS, which are now recommended by the highest medi cal authorities, and warranted to produce an im mtdiau beneficial effect. They are exceedingly agreeable, perfectly pnre, and must en per cede all ether toniea wlftere a healthy, gentle stimulant is required. They purify, strengths and invigorate. They ereate a healthy appetite. They are an antidote to a change of water and di?t. They overcome effects of dissipation and late hours. They strengthen the system and enliven the mind. They prevent miasmatic and intermittent fevers They purify the breath and aeidity of the stomach. They enre Dyspepsia and Constipation, They enre Diarrhea, Cholera, and Cholera Morbus. They cure Liver Complaint and Nervous Head ache. They make the wean strong, the languid bril s liact, and are exhausted nature's great restorer. They are composed of the celebrated Calisaya bark, wintergreen, sassafras, roots and herbs, all preserved in perfectly pure St. Croix rum. For particulars, see circulars and testimonials around each bottle. Beware of imposters. Examine every bottle. See tfcat it has D. S. Barnes' signature on our pri vate U.S. Stamp over the cork, with plantation icene. and our firm signature on a fine steel plate engraving on side label. See that our bottle is not refilled with spurious and deleterious stuff. We defy any person to match the taste or character of our goods. Any person pretending to sell Plantation Bitters by the gallon or in bulk, is an imposter. We sell only in our log cabin bottle. Any person imitating this bottle, cr selling any other material therein, whether called Plantation?Bitters or not, is a criminal under the U. S. Law, and will be so prosecuted by us. We already have our eye on two parties re-filling our bottles. Ac., who will succeed in getting themselves into close quarters. The demand for Drake's Plantation Bitters from ladies, clergymen, merchants, Ac., is perfectly incredible. The simple trial of a bettle is the evidence we pre sent of their worth and superiority. They are sold by all respectable druggists, grocers, physicians, fcote!", saloons, steamboats and country stores. P. )1. DRAKE fc CO.? aug2 eo3m 262 BROADWAY, N. Y. C. W. BOTELER. JNO. W. BOTEL1B C. W. BOTELER Ic SO.I, IMF0BTIR8, WHOLESALE AXD RETAIL DEALERS is CHINA, GLASS AND CROCKERY WARE, TABLE CUTLERY, SILVER-PLATED WAKE, BRITANNIA WARE, BLOCK TIN GOOD8, TIN CHAMBER SETS, COAL OIL LAMPS, JAPANNED WAITERS, LOOK MATTS, FEATHER DUSTERS, BRUSHES, WOOD WARE, AND HOUBEKEEPINO ARTICLES GENERALLY. mr HOUSES, HOTELS, and steamboats FURNISHED AT SHORT NOTICE. 318 IRON HALL. PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE. 17-eo6m between 9th and loth sts N 0 T I 0 E . In Compliance with an ordinance of the Corpo ration, entitled "An act for the removal of offal, slept*. Ac.," the public are hereby notified that all kitchen offal will be removed from their respec tive dwellings once a day until the 1st October next, and all housekeepers are hereby notified to place vessels sufficient to contain such offal, and easily h?ndled, in the rear of their several prem iere, when accessible to the garbage carts, and when not accessible in the rear, then at a place most convenient, F. R. DORSETT, Commissioner Ward: JAS. W. SPALDING, Commissioner Second Ward: JOHN T. GARNER, ' Commissioner Third Ward: WM. DOUGLASS, Commissioner Fourth Ward: WM. H. HAMILTON. CommiMicner Fifth Ward; ? W. A. FLETCHER, Commissioner Sixth Ward; J AS. H. BIRCH. Commissioner Seventh Ward. If. B. All offal of other kinds will be promptly removed by notifying the Commissioners of the same. je 28-lawim w A T E R K ^_N T B. Watkr Registrar's Ornoi, > Citv Hall, JulvT, 18M.| All persons who use the Aqueduct water on their premises are hereby notified that the water rent is vow due to the Corporation for the period from July 1, 18m, to January 1, 1365. The water rent is required to b? PS flee during this month of July. If not paid by or before August 1st, the law commanda that the water be shut off at the main and not restored ex cept upon payment of arrears and two dollars for expeose of abutting off and restoring. The law does not previde for serving Individual notices, and this public notice is all that will be given. RANDOLPH OOYL*, Jy 8-lm Water Regiatrar. JOSEPH REYNOLDS A CO. PLUMBERS, OAS, AND STEAM FITTERS, No. 600 Nimvh Strut, near avenue. Have last received, and will constantly keep oa hand, the largest and best aaaortmeut ia t*e city of Chandeliers, Brackets, Drop Lights, Portables, Glass Globes, mica and other Shades, and all arti stes ia this line, from the best establishment* in New York, Philadelphia, Ac., which will be sold oa the most reanonahle terms. Also, RANGES, FURNACES, and Fire-Board Stoves. We are prepared to tarnish the hest RANGE in use anywhere, on very reasonable terms. Hotels, Restaurants, Ac., are invited to call, We do all kin da of GAB and sfEAM fittings promptlv and cheap, as also everything ia the PLUMBING line in the moat satisfactory manner. Call and seeour Bathing Tubs, Fountains Water Oloeeta. Wash-stands, Basins, Ae., Ae., at No. 400 Ninth street, near PennBylvanlaaveaue,the largest astahllshment m the city, fsj-eotf J EBB ON THE ATTACK AND DEFENCE OF out-posts; London. Lttndy's Elements of Fortification: London. ?ir Howard Douglass on Fortification; Loudon. Vaabau's First Syhlem, fry Tboi. JLimber; Lon 4(The Modem 8y>tem of Fortification, by Thomas Bimber; London. . . . T Field Works, by Thog. Kimber; London. Hyde'a fortification: London. Lendy' Fortification; London. Mahan'a Field Fortification. Duane's Manual for Engineers-^ TAYLQB> m/| AYOK'8 OFFICE. CITY HALL, s lvl Washisuio*, D. C., Aaffust 8,1864. NOTICE ia hereby given to the owners of GOATS running at large within the limits of the Fourth Ward, that under a law of this corpora tion. they are liable to a fine of three dollars for aaeh animal so found: and it is also, made the duty of the polio* eoaatables, iafter thi* notice he given to the owners. t.o kill at! foe ad running au a-'^lt [latel.l Qommiseioaer 4th Ward. SW . fcG WB B ? PERSONAL. A1 TJEB80NAL.-WM. PBINCK. 3-J1 F street,oppo X site tb? Patent Office, ia the only one in town who doea FLUTING, having three Terr elegant machines now in operation. Ladies who desire this very fashionable trimming ahoald (ire him * call. Stamping in all it* varieties elegantly done. Stamped Qooda, Braid and Bilks for a Je. an 12-tf LL Dl?EA8ES~OF A PRIVATE NATCRJ CURED ARRIVED FROM PARIS NINETEEN WEEKS AGO. DR. BECHTINGER, formerly Surgeon la eharge in the Austrian and Italian army, oe enpied himself with the treatment of all kinda of diseases. Particular attention given to Female Diseases and Private Diseases. Besides the knowl edge of three old languages, he converses in Bug. lists. French Italian, Gorman, and Spanish lan gnages His Imverial Commissions ana his Diplo mat* from the moat celebrated university of Europe hang ia his office. No. 499 Seventh strept. Dr. Becntingeria wry much encouraged to have during thin very short time the patronage of the public or Washington, as. among many others notpub I'shed.the following certificates may be attested: ?' This is to certify that I haye been troubled for the last three years with a chronic disease, resist ing all medical treatment, and which through the aid of Dr. Bechtinger; I have been perfectly cured, "Washington eitr, 1st June. 1864. G. DONE." " Your treatment of my involuntary discharge and your success in it, recommend you^ynry hi^h What German newspaper, (Weker Columbia,) says: " After a lon^ sickness my poor child became dropsical, in which time I call to you, dear sir, and you saved him. MA8C0N A B. B street. No 2M." "I had tried all specifics, without any effect, against the chrenic lung disease of my eldest son, until under your treatment he improved "Maryland ay., 12th st. MULLER. Painter." All these and many other very difficult cures have been made by Br. B. in the above specified time. Regular offiee hours from 9 toll a. m? and 4 to 6 p.m. For the poor and unfortunate posi tively only from 11 to 12. Medicines without eharge. No. 499 Seventh street, opposite Odfi fellows' Hall. au 10-lm* FEMALE COMPLAINT8 receive partiular atten tion at Dr. DARBY'S Office, 492 7th street between D and E. Those in need of a confidential adviser cad be suited by calling on him. aa5-lm* PRIVATE COMPLAINTS Are treated, either personally or by letter, at Dr. WOOD'S Office, 4 9b 7th street. Separate rooms for patients. Of fice open day and night. au 5 lm* Madame aholiab would rkspectful ly announce to her friends and the public generally, that she ia now settled permanently in rouse No. 249 0 street, between 4X and 6th sts., Island, where she is prepared to read, to all who require it, the Past, Present and Future. Being an impressed medium, she is able to advise ana counsel with safety upon all matters; especially business matters; or in fact, anything nf import ance. Ladies 75 cents; Gentlemen $1.25. Can be consul ted from 8 a. m. unti IJJ^ p. m. au B-2w* 17XTRA0RDINABY POWjfiB- Mrs L SMITH, M-J Clairvoyant ana Test meajum, 252 4th street, a few doors above I street, with the aid of spirits, examines all kinds of diseases, sees your dead ana living friends; describes them, get! names; tells character: reads the future. Advice about busi ness. Sitting $2. jy 18-lm* TRAVELERS' DIRECTORY. Bcapb mat. Y JiAILROAD FROM PHILADELPHIA FROM WALNUT STREET PIER,f VIA WEST JERSEY RAIL OAD. At 6 a. m., aceommodation due at loitf a. m. At 10 a. m., express due at 1J? p. m. A t 4% a. m.. express due at 8 p. m. Returning, leave Cape May? 6 a. m. express due at9H a. to. 11.45 accommodation due at4}{ p. m. 5.10 p. m. express due at 8% p. m. Through without change of carl or baggage. New cars, and everything first-class. )e ai 3m J. VAN RENSSELAER. 8upt. BALTIMORE AND OHIO R.A1JLROAD. On and after Sunday, June 19th, 1864, Daily Train* will be run between Washington and New York and Washington and the West, as follows: FOB PHILADELPHIA, NEW YORK AND BOSTON. Leave Washington at 7.30 a. m., 11,15 a. m., and 8.9) p. m. daily, except Sunday. On Sunday at 8 JO p. m. only. FOR BALTIMORE AND PHILADELPHIA. Leave Washington at 3 p tn. daily, except Sun day. Passengers will note that this tram runs as far as Philadelphia only. FOR NEW TORE. Leave Washington daily at 6.30 p. m. This train is for New York passengers exclusively. FOR BALTIMORE. Leave Washington at 6.30a. m., 11.IB a. m.,Sp. m.,4.46p. m., 7.20 p. m , and 8.30 p.m..exceptBun da Sunday at 7.30 i.n.,Jp.m., and 8.30 p. m, FOR ALL PARTS OF THE WEST. Leave Washington at 6.30 a. m,and 3,4.45 and8 JO p.m. daily, except Sunday. On Sunday at 3 and 8.30 p. m Tickets sold to all points WEST, and baggage iheckcd through. FOR ANNAPOLIS. Leave Washington at 6.30 a. m. and 4.40 p. m. daily, except Sunday. No train for Annapolis on Sunday. Trains leaving Washington at 7.30 a. m. and 6.30 p. m. go through to New York without change ty tars. Sleeping ears on 6.30 and 8 JO p. m. trains. Bertha ean be seemed until 6 p. m. dally at the ticket of fice. After tnat hour they must be secured of the sleeping car conductor. The first and fifth trains stop at all way points. The 3 p. m. train stops only at Bladensburg, Beltsville, Laurel, Annapolis Junction and Relay House daily, except Sunday. On Sunday it stops at all way points. PARTICULAR NOTICB. Passengers will please observe that the 3 p. ?. train runs only a* far as Philadelphia daily, except Sunday. On Sunday it runs to B alum ore only. Also, that the 6 JO p. m. train takes New York passengers ^For further information, tickets of any kind, Ac., apply to GEO. 8. KOONTz, Agent at Wash ington, or at the Ticket Office. _ _ W. P. SMITH. Master of Transportation. L. M. COLE. General Ticket Agent. je20 tf G BEAT PENNSYLVANIA BOUTB TO TH? NORTHWEST AND SOUTHWK&T. ON AND AND AFTEB NOVEMBER l?TH trains will leaye Baltimore from the North Cal vert Station as follows: Fast Mail at^? ?-?? ? ? ? ? ?> 9 10 A. M. Harrisburg Aceommodation__3.(0 P. M, Lightning Express ??9J0 p. m. THE 6.30 A. M. TRAIN FROM WASHINGTON connects with the9.20 a. m. train from Baltimore for Pitteburg and the West,and for Elmlra, Buff alo, Rochester, Dunkirk ^Canandaigma, and Ni agara Falls, and for New York city. THE 7.39 P. M. TRAIN FROM WASHINGTON connects with the 9.30 p. m. train from Balti more for Blmira and the North and Pittsburg and the West. ? SLEEPING OAR8 ON NIGHT TEA INS BOLOisaa' Tiogars at Govsrhxbxt Ratss. ONE THROUGH TRAIN ON SUNDAY, LOW FAR! AND QUICK TIME. KTFor tickets and iey information apply at the office of the Great Pennsylvania Route, corner Penn. avenue and tfth street, under National Hotel. Washington. J. N. DUBABRY Superintend ent N. O. B. E. J.WILEIN8, Pass and Tieket Agent, cor. 6th at. and 5e ?-tf Penn. aveane, WMPOBTANT TO SUTLERS BUTLERS WILL FIND H. ?. DOWNING * CO.'B CONCENTRATED OLAM TO BE A MOST VALUABLE ARTICLE TO THEIB TRADE. It Mils vasy vapidly, and to the moat economical article of din far the oMeer's mess. It is prepared In one minute, and makes a most delicious 8oup or Chowder. It is highly recommended hp Am Burgeons. The profits are large, H. ?. DOWNING A 00., Manufacturers of Conoentrated Food No. Ill Bast 18th at.. New York. For sale by BARBOUR A 8BMMES, Sol* Agents, ?I Louisiana A venae, Washington, D. O T IMEiAND CEMENT I Li Jut received a cargo of superior ROCKLAND LIMB. Also, a ear go of superior HYDRAULIC CEMENT, whiefc we offtr at the lowest market rates. LIMB, PLA8TER, HAIB AND CEMENT,con stantly o* hand. i. P. BABTHOLOW, . ^ 19- eoflw corner 7th street and Qanal. AMUSEMENTS. CANTERBURY HALL. music J canterbury HALL,) AND hal llcantekbury HALL.f theater looiaix>A anitn, Iftar Corner cj Sixth street. Hear of National and Metropolitan Hotels. oioboi lii - Proprietor. W. E. Catajadch ? ..Stage manager. THE GREAT center THE GREAT CENTER THE GREAT CENTER THE GREAT CENTER OF ATTRACTION. OP ATTRACTION. OF ATTKaPTION, op ATTRACTION. THE PIONEER musio HALL, THE PIONEER MUSIC HALL, THE PIONEER MUSIC HALL, THE PIONEER MUSIC HALL, which has stood the TEST OF YEARS. TEST OP YEARS. TEST of YEARS. TEST OP YEARS. THE PUBLIC S FAVORITE RESORT. THE PUBLIC'S FAVORITE RESORT. THE PUBLIC'S FAVORITE besoht. thb PUBLIC'S FAVORITE RESORT. First week of the world-renowned SCOTTISH NIGHTINGALE, SCOTTISH NIGHTINGALE, SCOTTISH NIGHTINGALE, SCOTTISH NIGHTINGALE, SCOTTISH NIGHTINGALE, mi*8 AGNES SUTHERLAND. MI8S AGNES sutherland, MI88 AGNES SUTHERLAND, MISS AGNES motherland, MISS AGNES SUTHERLAND, MTSS AGNES sutherland, MI8S AGNES sutherland, MIPS AGNES SUTHERLAND! mi88 AGNES 8utherland, miss agnes Sutherland! Third week of the engagement of MISS 8ALLIE 8UNDERLAND, MISS SALLIE SUNDERLAND, MISS SALLIE SUNDERLAND, m1s8 SALLIE SUNDERLAND, MISS SALLIE sunderland! MISS SALLIE 8UNDERLAND, MI88 SALLIE punderland, MISS SALLIE STTNDERLAND, miss sallie sunderland! miss sallie sunderland! THE GREAT BALLADIST OF THE DAY. THE GREAT BALLADIST OF THB DAY THE GREAT BALLADIST OF THE DAY THE GREAT BALLADI8T OF THE DAY* THE GREAT BALLADI&T OF THE DAY! MON8. szollosy, MON8. SZOLLOSY, MON8. 8ZOLLO8Y, MON8. SZOLLOSY, MON8. SZOLLOSY. MONS. SZOLLOSY, MON8. SZOLLOSY, MONS. SZOLLOSY, the eelehrated Maitre de Ballet, and hie magnificent BALLET TROUPB. MAGNIFICENT BALLET TROUPE. magnificent BALLET TROUPB. MAGNIFICENT BALLET TROUPB, magnificent BALLET TROUPB. !?4?sjft0knt BALLET TROUPE. s?s?ijli,!0*NT BALLET TROUPE. MAGNIFICENT BALLET TROUPE. THE BEAUTIFUL WESNER BISTERS, MARY, MARY, MARY, MARV, MARY, ELLA. ELLA, ELLA, ELLA, ELLA, SALLIE, SALLIE, BALLIE, SALLIE. SALLIE, AND LIZZIE. AND LIZZIE, AND LIZZIE, AND LIZZIE, ? AND LIZZIE, Who wulappear in eome Charming Dances. The Great Ethiopian Comedians, MULLIGAN, MULLIGAN, MULLIGAN, MULLIGAN, MULLIGAN, MULLIGAN, MULLIGAN, MULLIGAN, wlpT WEST, west! WEST, WEST, WEST, WEST, DOUGHERTY, dougherty, DOUGHERTY. dougherty, DOT'GHERTY, DOUGHERTY, dougherty, . b008hirti. wllll, WILLIAMS, WILLIAMS, WILLIAMS, WILLIAMS, WILLIAMS, WILLIAMS, WILLIAMS, and REDDEN, REDDEN. REDDEN, REDDEN redden BEDDBN redden, redden In a new selection of Comic Acts. The characteristic Ballet, entitled THB BELLE OP THE VILLAGE. THE BELLE OF THB VILLAGE. THE BELLE OF THE VILLAGE. THE BELLE OP the VILLAGE THE BELLE OF THB VILLAGE THB BELLE OF THE VILLAGE THE BELLE OF THE VILLAGE' THE BELLE OF THE VILLAGE! The side-splitting Farce, WANTED 1,000 MILLINERS. WANTED 1,000 MILLINERS! WANTED 1,000 MILLINERS. WANTED 1,000 MILLINER^! WAN1ED 1,000 MILLINERS. WANTED 1,000 MILLINERS, WANTED 1,000#M I LLINERs! WANTED 1,000 MILLINERS, And a selection of ENTIRELY NEW act8, ENTIRELY NEW acts, ENTIRELY NEW acts! ENTIRELY NEW acts, ENTIRELY NEW acts! TO-NIGHT. TONIGHT. TO-NIGHT. TO-NIGHT. TO-NIGHT. STRANGERS, strangers, STRANGERS, STRANGER8, . STRANGERS, dout fail to visit THB CANTERBURY, visit THB canterbury, VI8IT THB OABTBBBURY, VISIT THE CANTERBURY, yi8it THE canterbury, If yon would witness a PERFORMANCE WORTH SEEING. performance WORTH 8BBING. PERFORMANCE WORTH SEEING. performance WORTH 8ebing. PERFORMANCE WORTH SEEING FAMILY FAMILY FAMILY MATINEE, MATINEE, matinee; ibb! FAMILY MATINL-, FAMILY MATINEE, FOR LADIES AND children. FOR LADIE8 AND CHILDREN! vor LADIES AND children. FOR LADIES A.f d children! for ladies and cuildrbn! SATURDAY AFTERNOON. SATURDAY AFTERNOON! IaSubdat ij|spoo8 SATURDAY AFTERNOON* mm-. at a o' AT 3 O'clock. " 2 o clock. ABMI88I admlssi AT AT a O'clock. it* CTB.; children. UCT8 children; i? c?!. children. 16 cis. ib,**, keldin*six 3 in AUTBW ? Tiekets for sal* at the principal Hotels and Res taurant*. *? ' ? , at 7 ?'eloek; ? ? 11 * l 4" ! TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. FROM FORTRESS MONROE. Gta. Grant's new Movement?Capture of Six Gnat, Two M*rtarif and One Hun dred Prisoners?Fighting Within Seven Miles of Richmond?Two Lines el the Enemy's Earthworks Carried. Citv Poiht, Va., Aug. 15.?When, at early dawn on Saturday, the 13th, the ever-fighting 2d corps came marching into our wrecked city with bands playing, bayonets gleaming, and torn banners proudly fluttering, everybody and bis friend guessed its destination to be Mary* laud or Pennsylvania. The shipment of the troops was made from two points?the ordnance and the forage docks. At the latter place the Sanitary Commission had an ample supply of ice water, which was duly drawn upon. As each vessel loaded up, she headed down stream and anchored off Lighthouse Point. " If bound for Washington, why not go ahead I Why anchor there I" que ried one "cute" person, which caused another observant individual to remember 'that he had seen the pontoon?, which lie just -.bcve the Point, all manned and awaiting order?. This settled the question of up or downstream in their minds. The loading of transports con tinned nntil dark. At midnight I was dis turbed by the conversation of two men, the same two whose opinions I havejustrecorded. They had watched since dark the fleet as it lay at anchor, and now they were about to have their viewB confirmed, for presently there glided past us in ominous silence the Kenebec, on which were Gens Hancock, Barlow, Miles and their staffs. Fifty rods to tne rear came another vessel; then another and another, until thirty-two bad passed. Watching them until their lights were put out by Turkey Bend, I retired. At P a. m. of Sunday, the 14tb, the Metamora received on board Gen Grant and stall", and passed up the river. Half an hour after the United States Sanitary Commission tug Gov ernor Curtin, laden with supplies and nurtes, followed to find the whereabouts of the -2d corps. Before arriving at her destination, she was hailed by the gunboat Agawam. This vessel while engaging a rebel battery the day previous, had received a shell, which ex ploded, killing three men, and wounding eight others. Leaving all necessary supplies with them, the boat soon after arriyed at iieep Bottom, the place where our troops had debarked. They had already found tne enemy, and were en gaging him about a mile distant from the bot tom, and though it was evident that we had surprised him, be was rallying admirably. Later in the day, when the Gov. Curtin took more supplies and a reinforcement of nurses, we learned from very reliable sources that our forces had wrested from the rebels several well defended positions, in which we lost 250 in killed and wounded, very few killed, how ever. We have captured six guns, two mortars, and over 100 prisoners. The object of the ex pedition is not yet apparent to outsiders. If the eapture of Fort Darling be it, we have first to pass the Howlett House battery, built on as high a bluff as Darling itself, from whence they could deliver a plunging fire such as no vessel could stand# Commanded by this battery is a bar over which only very light dfaft vessels could pass. I hope it is not contraband for me to tell, that measures are in progress by which both of these obstacles will no longer be considered as such, the conformation of the river near there favoring a canal project, which already gives earnest of better results than the Vicksburg affair. Other points, not necessary for me to name here, discourage the idea of Fort Darling being the real point of attack. Belore these lines reach yon, however, this point will probably be settled. Movements of Hancock's Corps. B*rmfda Hvhdrkd, via Fortress Mow roe, August 14.?Yesterday (the 13th instant) the 2d corps (Hancock's) were going on board transports at City Point all day, apparently for Washington, and started down the river, the bands playing gaily. Of course, the Mbels were watching from the shore, and no doubt felt much interest in the movement. The trans ports did certainly go down the river for ten miles or more, when, however, they suddenly put about, and under cover of darKness re turned, coming up by this place under full speed at 10 o'clock p. m., and proceeded up the river! At the same time the loth corps, with the ar tillery of the 2d corps, were crossing to the north side of the James river, and they were all landed up the river within twelve miles of Richmond before 3 o'clock this morning. This force, with Gen. Foster's, makes quite a re spectable army. It is understood that their first move will be to destroy, if possible, the rebel pontoon bridges above Fort Darling. If this is done, Lee would be unable to cross his army to the north side without marching by way of Manchester, more than 20 miles. Thus far all works well. Musketry firing was heard in the direction of this movement this morning. FROM EUROPE. Sailing of theU. S. Steamer Niagara?Con tradictory Reports of the Georgia?The Danish Question Settled?Decline and Recovery of American Stocks. Nkw York, August 16.?The steamship Asia, from Liverpool, has arrived this evening. The Australasian has also arrived from Liverpool. The United States steamer Wachusett and the ship Ourarel were at Rio Janeiro, July 9. The Niagara, after taking in coal and pro* visions, left Liverpool on the 5th, destination unknown. Rumors were current on the 4th that the late rebel cruiser Georgia had been seized by order of the Government, as she was about leaving Liverpool. It turned out, however, that she was simply detained by her owner. It is alleged that the Georgia is now the bona fide property of Mr. Bates, by whom she has been put in thorough repair, and is about leaving Liverpool for Lisbon, under charter to the Portuguese Government to carry troops to the west coast of Africa, and the mails between Lisbon and the Azores. It is alleged that the Niagara waited outside the Mersey for the Georgia, but it is contradicted. The Times' city article says: "Advices from Frankfort state that, under the pressure of some sales on American account, the prices of United States bonds gave way for some days, until the quotations were only two per cent, above those of New York; but sucn is the eagerness of the German public to increase investments, that as soon as the pressure of the exceptional operations were removed, a re covery sook place of more than three per cent. The reason for this renewed furore consists In the word peace having been mentioned in the last telegrams. It is stated that the estimate of 30,000,000 pounds sterling as the total of these secnrities absorbed in Germany and Holland, is certain ly below the actual amount The settlement of the Danish question is confirmed vis Copenhagen. Finn" into a Mississippi Steamer?The Captain and Others Killed. Cairo, Aug. 14.?The steamer Empress, from New Orleans on the 6th insu, arrived here to "'she was fired into on the afternoon of the loth about a mile below Gaines' Landing, by a masked rebel battery of six i2-pounders, sup ported by a strong force of cavalry posted on the Arkansas shore. Sixty shot and shell struck the steamer. One of the latter penetrated her hnll and burst in her hold. * The rebels also poured in a heavy fire of mus ketry, riddling her upper works. She bad about 500 persons on board, inclu ding '200 sick and discharged soldiers, and 50 or 60 ladies and children. Five persons were killed and U wounded. Capt. Mai ley, the commander of theVteamer, was killed, his bead being shot off while telling the pilot " never to surrender." Portions of the engine were broken and dis abled, Which rendered the boat unmanage able, and she commenced drifting towards the rebfl battery. At this critical moment, gunboat No. 3 ap peared on the scene, opened fire upon the reb els and took the Empress in tow to a plaoe of safety, where her damages, ton certain ex tent, were repaired. The gunboat then convoyed her 25 mileo up nn the river. The killed and wounded are mostly dis charged soldiers, and belong to various regi mf2eut. Siddens, of the 1st Indiana heavy ar tillery. is among the killed. None of the women or children were in ^fvreat credit is awarded to the oMcere of the Emoress for their coolness and bravery, and also to Gen, McNeil, of St. Louis, for hla ef , forts to ??.ve the boat. From Memphis. Oaibo, III., August 15.?Ex-Mayor Park, of Memphis, was arrested and lodged in the recnving prison in that city on the 11th instant, for using indiscreet language in regard to the military authorities. Break in the Canal. Alpaky, August 15.?A break occurred In the canal yesterday a few miles this side of Schenectady. It will take three days to repair it. FROM SHERMAN'S ARMY. From a letter in the Chattanooga Gazette of August llth, dated Atlanta, August 6tb, we gather the following particulars: Hood is showing good plnck. He does not refuse to fight when a good opportunity offers itself. Without doubt, he has a larger army than has before confronted Sherman: but, if be does not change bis base soon, he will need somebody to help him let the Yankeet alone. Deserters report that reinforcements are con tinually arriving from Mississippi, Alabama, and other parts. Th?y are mostly conscripts, or State troops, and are bronght In squads ol from fifty to four or fire hundred. Tbe private soldiers demand that the result shall be determined here. They say that they have left their homes, their families, many of them have come with them to Atlanta, and if they cannot whip the Yankees now, they never can eleewhere. Many of them declare openly that they will not follow the rebel army on another retreat. This threat, however, is too much on the familiar "last ditch" style, to be relied on. . . The report lately circulated through the rebel camps, that Johnsten was again placed in com mand, turns ont'to be false. It was probably started by the enemies of Hood. The '23d corps went in gloriously on the ex treme right, day before yesterday. It relieved Ward's (formerly Butterfleld's) division, of the 2otn corps, on Wednesday, and about 4 o'clock p. m. on Thursday charged the enemy, driving him across the Montgomery railroad Heavy cannonading, occasionally interspersed with the sharp rattle of small arms, has been beard from the extreme right to-day (Friday.) There has also been heavy skirmishing in front of the 4th and 2Uth corps. The line of glitter ing bayonets that encircles Atlanta ha3 been gradually contracting, until shells may be thrown into the very heart of the city from al most any part of our works. In several places onr lines approach within a mile and a hair of Atlanta. The railroad bridge across the Chattahoo chee, at Vining's Station, is nearly completed. The first train of cars passed over it to-day. As the train came thundering along the track, whistling defiance to the enemy cooped up within tbe (late City, and groaning beneath its load of hard tack and other army staples, it was greeted by enthusiastic cheers by our boys all along the line, for miles in each direction. We almost felt sorry for the poor Johnnies who were confined in their rifle pits, and had not heard a "toot" lrom their own cars for quite a week. FROM THE SOUTH. The following extracts are from Richmond papers of tbe 12th and 13th lnsts.: Conjectures as to Grant's Intentions. rFrom the Richmond Examiner, August 13.] Grant has sent away to the Valley of \ ir ginia a very considerable portion of his Army of the Potomac, which it is known has been operating on "this line all summer." It is not, however, yet possible to say positively whether he designs to abandon entirely his po sition before Petersburg. We do not think he will abandon It until the presence of every man he can muster is imperatively demanded elsewhere. In the meantime much of his force as is left on the Appomattox will keep close in their impregnable earthworks, bang away pretty leisurely at Petersburg, and thus keep np a show of besieging that town. The enemy resumed the shelling of Peters burg yesterday morning. Heavy columns of smoke in the direction of Grant's lines were visible from this city yesterday evening. Prince George Court House has been burned by the enemy. They have also burned the town of Darien, Oa. Ditching Hatch Gap. [From the Richmond Whig, August 13.j It is rumored, with what truth weknow not, that the Yankees are catting a canal across the narrow neck of land formed by a bend in the James, and known as Dutch Gap. Thisisdone, we presume, with the forlorn hope of flanking our position at llowlett's. Let them dig; but they will socn discover that ditching, like mi ning, did very well in tbe vicinity ol Vicks burg, but neither can be successfully prose cuted in the neighborhood of the James. The gap is only about half a mile in width, while by water the distance around the bendisseven miles. Rebel View of the Situation at Mobile. The Richmond Whig takes a gloomy view ol the situation at Mobile, and particularly of iron-clads. It says: "The naval disaster at Mobile is unques tionably an unpleasant affair, and, we fear, will tend to fix ineradically in the public mind tbe idea already widely entertained, that our iron-clad navy is foredoomed?each ship, when built, either to be captured, blown up by our own people, or stranded. The subsequent surrender or a fortress, in the same quarter, as strong as modern science, with the experience ot the defense of Charleston, ample time and unstinted resources could make it, fills all hearts with a deep and lacerating griot and a rankling spirit of indignation." The successful defense of Charleston, at a period when everybody apprehended that it must fall under 'he new and terrible artillery of Gen. Gilmore, is cited to show that Mobile can and should be defended: ?'The works there are of a superior order, and extensive enough at all threatened or as sailable points. Those works are provided with Runs of the heaviest calibre, such as have been found in every instance at Charleston potent enough to drive out of action the Moni tors of the enemy in a very few minutes. 1 he fall of Morris Island gave to the enemy batte ries within twelve hundred yards of Fort Sumter, in easy range of our works on Sulli van's and James' Islands, and placed even the inher harbor of Charleston under the guns from the captured positions, and brought the heart of the city itself within the range of Gil more's Parrot guns. Nevertheless, steamers from abroad have no difficulty in entering and leaving that harbor at the present moment. Fort Sumter is still in our possession; her il lustrious walls contain formidable batteries fitted to play no insignificant part should Dahlgren ever be indnced to emulate the ven turesome Farragut. There is no difficulty in keeping up communications with all our ex terior harbor defences. T1 _ ,, ?? On the other hand, Forts Gaines, Powell, and Morgan are some thirty miles distant from Mobile. They were valuable adjuncts, un questionably, to the defense of the city, and their Iosb is deplorable, but In no way vital to that defense. Between them and Mobile have been built and thoroughly armed a line of works commanding the inner harbor. This line the Yankee navy must reduce; land bat teries cannot be bronght to bear upon them, obstructions and torpedoes bar the way to be passed; and the capture of Mobile should be a far more difficult problem than than was that of Charleston <t the beginning of July, 1HW. Farragut has qualities which make him amore dangerous adversary, we confers, than Dahi gren; but Canby, from what we learn, is by no means aa well fitted for the conduct of 8l?8 operations as Gilmore. General Canby is a mere routine soldier, entirely without^ knowl edge of artillery, tearful of r^ponsibiiity, and, at bottom) a man of 8low? shallow intel lect." ?- A few days ago a British officer in uniform wS^ Sm. Kearsage in the port of Deal S?Kilb. gangway: "IswpoMltti. is the first time yon were ever boarded by in Englishman 1" "Oh, no, sir, said the sailor, "we were boarded by sixty the other day at Cherbourg.^ ~r-*- wh>t odd names some mortals are blessed with. A family in Miohigan actually named their last child Finis, supposing that It was their last; but they afterwards happened to have a daughter and two sons, whom they called Addenda, Appendix and Supplement. ISTMosquitoes love beef blood better than they do any that flows in the veins ot human kind. Just put a couple of pieces on plates near your b?d at night, and you will sleep un disturbed by these pests. In the morning you will find them full and stupid with beef blood, and the meat sacked dry. |jy In Harrisburg, on Wednesday, August 10, at 2% o'clock p. m., the mercnry stood at 102 degrees in tbe shade! A* the same hour, out of the shade, the mercury reached 12d de grees. i < Arrest ?f DrtUri la Contraband tM|| A?? A MAIL PO| Til |OUTH OAF? *cfc?n. - A lew w?ki ago, poUcwiia IanQt>e I). Kwlit, of Baltimwe, vOeervwl a wagou, with two bois?s attached in Undea style, moving down Centre ftreet, near Calvert sireer, being driven by Abram Bidclsoa, U?* wagon amtareutly beavliv laden. H? went up to Btddlooa and asked him what bis wagon contained, and be replied "guano." The suspicions or the oAqar vere at once arcusoii, as It was '-vident to him that the load was not guano. Kid it followed the wagon up and found that It contained a number of barrels and boaes, evidently in. tended for a point they should not have been rent to. An iu veMiyation was instituted and ihe facts were reported to the military authori ties of Baltimore, who aided lu tbe in vvstiga ticn. Tliis investigation resulted in the dis covery that a large lot of goods bad beea pipped irom the store of Kifb.ird Thompson, lto Fayette street, near Howard, who was >??e?i?at*iy arrested and confined at tbe police StuUon. William Reeside, a clerfc in i Dcmpson s store, waa subsequently arrested ?"d l?e?u?*'d Biddison as one of the party v ho helped jo load the goods, in an alley III MsiniltinnMThompson's store. Upon an ez t wa*oa ,oad it wa? found that three half barrels couuked coat and Test army Alabama's'ta'mp.VirRiaia* ?nd In a barrel was bundles of clothing, aboM, hats, needlee, silk, thread, quinine, laudanum, aad other article* in small packages, directed t > viulous parties in Hiohmuuu, and other D Ints in^the South. One of th? boxes con t in< (i brass screws, of all siz??, used in the macniactUTe ot musketa, Ac.; another box?a ?mall one?various articles of jewelry, valued at atont si.tXKi. Upon opening the mail bag It was found to contain four or live hundred letterp, j,early all of which were written by parttee living in Baltimore. Quite a number of them were directed to prominent Qenerals iu the r?bel army, m*ny were for line officers, and a few lot naval ofih'tus. some of them con taining amusing descriptions of scenes in tha city of Baltimore during the late raid by the rebels A goodly number of the letters are said to have been written by ladies, some of whom speak of having set up all night during the raid at the front windows of their residences, expecting to hear the pattering of tbe hoofs of the horses of the rebel cavalrymen in the streets of Baltimore. Others speak of having laid in a large stock of provisions, certainly expecting to entertain their Southern friends; while some speak of the Union troops being routed at Monocacy, running away terribly frightened, and also refer to the arrest of prom lnent secessionists in the city. It is also stated that during the raid all the banks, qdarter masters, commissaries, etc, removed their money and valuables aboard of vessels in the harbor, preparatory to leaving if the rebels should attempt fo enter Baltimore. From cer^ tain papers found In this mail, it appears that this is the fifth load ol goods which have been, sent South from Mr. Thompson's establish ment. All the parties are now confined iu the military prison, awaiting trial. Financial.?Governments Looking l~p.?The New YorkFostof yesterday evening says: During tbe present dull season the most prominent topics in Wall street are suggested by the daily increasing demand for five twenties, both from abroad and from our owe citizens. The three last steamers have brought larger orders than usual for these securities from European capitalists. To-day bonds amounting to more than one million of dol lars are reported to have been bought up at high rates by three or four prominent foreign houses. Gold opened at 25*5and after selling at 256 closes dull at 255 Jf. Exchange is inactive at-288. The loan market daily exhibit* increasing evidence of the accumulation of capital seek ing Investment on call. Few lender* are will ing, however, to negotiate below 7 per cent. Commercial paper passes freely at former rates. The stock market is irregular but Inactive and stronger. Governments are steady, State stocks dull, coal stoclis strong, mining shares dull, bank shares flat, and railroad shares firm, with more disposition to bny. Before the first session gold was quoted &t 256 k. The Commercial Advertiser says: The most noticable feature of the market is a renewal of the active demand tor Governments. The steamship City of Baltimore brought large orders for bonds, chiefly on German account, which were mostly executed this morning. Coupon 6'b of '81 opened at 108 and closed at 106X, an improvement of with sales of $125,(00. Five-twenty coupons advanced \, opening at 110, and closing at 109%, with sales of 9185,000. Ten-forties were seld at the board at 103^1 and certificates at ^"The I^owell Courier is encouraged to be lieve that during the present century the Meri mae river will be navigated by swift steam boats from Concord to Newburyport. ^"Religions liberty is reviving in Naples. Tbe Jews are allowed a private and sectarian bnrial ground by tbe municipality. AMUSEMENTS. FORD'S NEW THEATER, 10th Street. Above Pennsylvania avenue. LAST WEKK OF TUB CHRISTY'S. This Evening 8 nd every Evening during the Week. ENGAGEMENT FOR A SHORTbEASON of the Original and Only CHRIST*'B MINSTRELS, and the world-famou* Comic Artist, GEORGE CHRISTY. who will appear in their Uniqu?, Chaste, and Re cherche Drawing-Rnf.m Knt?rtaionr'Ute. au 15 6t JOHN P. SMITH, Business Agent. FRIDAY EVENING, Aug. 19th benefit of Mr. J. W. Ray tier, on which occasion Mr J.J. Peek has kindly volunteered his services. Grand Mati nee Saturday afternoon for th-s accommodation of ladies and children. Christy's Minstrels appear at the Alexandria Theater on Munday evening, Aug. Ed, for one week only. au H-?t VARIETIES! VARIETIES!! Wonting Pennsylvania avenue and 9'A strtet. FIT7, SIMMONS Proprietor and Manager. SIX DEGREESOFCRIMI. 8 FECIAL NOT ICE. We refer the worthy reader of this paper to the graphic account written in the Daily Morning hronicle and National Republican, in relation to the proprietor t>f the Back street Music Hall*and Model Artist Man?the "Lively Flea of Cranberry HaU." Read it, for it interests the public in gen eral. To-night and every night this week the startling romance of the Six Degrees of Crime. Idleness, Women. Gaming. Theft, Murder, and the Scaffold. First we*k of the popular actor frent the Philadelphia theaters, (engaged at an enor mous salary,) Mr.Harry C. Andr?ws. who will ap pear in his great character of Julio Donnilly. Tbe charming actress, Lettie Chandler, a* Louisa. Tha reet of the characters by the Varieties dramatic company. The double Concert Hall Show, by the freat a?ti#tes. John Thompson, Bob Hall, Harry rancis. Master Barry, Fannie May, Annie Ill wood, Isabel a Graham, with other arti?t<s. Prices, 2? and 150 cents; Private Boxes, $5. PIO NICS, EXCURSIONS, Ac. CICOND GRAND ANNUAL AFTERNOON AND O EVENING PIC-NIC Of TH1 e* SHAMROCK CLUB. JB Will be held at Seventh street Park, on WEDNESDAY, Augost 17tb, 1364. The Shamrock boys assured from past experience that making known the date of their Pie-Nic, a sufficient guarantee for all their friends to rally around the Park. The Marine Brass and String Band is engaged for theoccasion at great expense, and a good time gen erally, may be expected. JAS.L4WN, au 16-2t* Secretary. THE FIRST GRAND PIC-NIC of the POTOMAC ASSOCIATION, will be given AT THE WASHINGTON PARK, Seventh Street, THURSDAY, August loth. 18->4.' Tickets, 50 Cents; admitting a Gentleman and Ladies. Managers. C.Hall, A. J.Bradlr, H. C. Lawrence, J. P.Carnell. au 15-4t* JAY COOKE tc CO., BANKER*, Fifteenth Street, opposite U. S. Treasury, Receive Subscriptions.for the NEW U. S. 7 3-10 LOAN authorized by the act of Jane 30th, 1364. The notes will be issued nnder date of August 16th, in denominations of #90, #100, t*00, #1,000 and #5,000, payable to bearer or order, bearing interest at 7 3-10 per centum per annum, payable semi-an nually , and will be convertible at the option of the holder at maturity into si* per cent. Fivt Twenty Bonda. We buy and Sell? GOVERNMENT BONDS ofaUi?s?eg, treasury notes. CERTIFICATES OF INDEBTEDNESS, And COIN, itid pay the highest price for QUABTERMAST**'8 CERTIFICATE CHECKS. jygT-tf JAT COOKE A CO. BUTTER! ? C HE1SEJ J>. *? DUTKOW * BB0.J Wholesale Dealer*, au 10- No. Ato tth < <N?

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