Newspaper of Evening Star, August 20, 1864, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated August 20, 1864 Page 1
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I t> ? \?z. XXIV.' WASHINGTON. D. C.. SATURDAY. AUGUST 20. 1864f N2. 3.581. DENTISTS Y. QB1AL pib^OYMT U> DBETC8TBY. Ttttk Extratud milktm ?*** wit* tAt M*knH I wo?I4 advise all wt?obi Iracx to call at Dr. LEWIE'S o?oe., ana hare them taken out by this ??' and ?rc.coM. Also eall *?< examine the Doctor's new ?,.?* r? proved method of Insartij* yon once eee the treat yon will have them In no other style thin tali new and valuable?n. No. 84a. Pe. ????*??. het*B?r L?th and ljth streets. ????.** not is 8. B. LIWlli M. D., Dentist. V? " TEE T-H . iM. LOQMlB..M-"D. ttv-e inventor and Pataat? OftheMiNBJt&L FhLjlM TMTH,it-^ap^ tends Smiw at his office tn this^ fity Many tenons can wear theeov teeth who cannot wear others, and no ?ereon ctn wear other* who eannet wear theee. Perrons calHnjrat my office ca-n be accommodated with any style and price of Teeth they may deeire, but to those who arsfartioular and wish the purest, eleaneet, strongest, and most perfect denture thai art can produce, the MINERAL FLATS will be mere folly warranted. Booms in this city?No 338 Pennsylvania avenue between 9th and 10th streets. Also, ?0T Arch stM Philadelphia. mar4-ly S. X.?1860.?X. Persons of sedentary habits troubled with weak A 0. IWeitlldf? palpitation of the heart, lack o appetite, distress after eating, torpid lirer, con stipation, Ac., deserve to suffer if they will not try the celebrated PLANTATION BITTERS, which are now recommended by the highest medi cal authorities, and warranted to produce an im midiatt beneficial effect. They are exceedingly agreeable, perfectly pure, and must supercede all other tonics where a healthy, gentle stimulant is required. They purify, strengten and invigorate. They create a healthy appetite. Thry are an antidote to a change of water and diet. They overcome effects of dissipation and late hours. They strengthen the system and enliven the mind. They prevent miasmatic an-1 intermittent fevers They purify the breath and acidity of the stomach. They cure Dyspepsia and Constipation, They cure Diarrhea, Cholera, and Cholera Morbus. They cure Liver Complaint and Nervous Head ache. * They make the weak strong, the languid bril liant, and are exhausted nature's great restorer. They a?e composed of the celebrated Calisaya hark, wintergreen, sassafras, roots and herbs, all preserved in perfectly pure St. Croix rum. For particulars, see circulars and testimonials around each bottle. Beware of importers. Examine every bottle. See that it has D, S, Barnes' signature on our pri vate C.S. Stamp over the cork, with plantation scene, 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, or 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 bottle is the evidence we pre sent of their worth and superiority. They are sold by all r?sr*ctable druggists, grocers, physicians, hotels, saloons, steamboats and country stores. F. H. DRAKE k. CO., ao?2 ec3m 202 BROADWAY, N. Y. J 0 T I 0 B . Ojfict of Commissioners of Jmprovtmtnts, I City Hill, Jane 28. 1864.\ In compliance with an ordinance of the Corpo ration, entitled "An act for the removal ofoffkl. sleps, Ac.," the public are hereby notified that all kitchen oftal will be removed from their respec tive dwellings once a day until the 1st October next, and all nousckeepers are hereby notified to place vessels sufficient to contain such offal, and easily handled, in the rear of their several prem ises, when accessible to the garbage carts, and when not accessible in the rear, then at a place most convenient. *R DORSETT, Commissioner Pi est Ward; J AS. W. SPALDING, Commissioner Second Ward; JOHN T. GARNER, ' Commissioner Third Ward; WM. DOUGLASS. Commissioner Fourth Ward; WM. H. HAMILTON, Commissioner Fifth Ward; ? W. A. FLETCHER, Commissioner Sixth Ward; JAS. H. BIRCH, Commissioner Seventh Ward. N B. All offal of other kinds will be promptly removed by notifying the Commissioners of the same. je 28-law2m JOSEPH REYNOLDS A GO. PL U MB MRS, OAS, AND STEAM F1TTEE9, No. 600 Ni*th Branny, near avenue. Have last received, and will constantly keep on hand, the largest and beat assortment In the city of Chandeliers, Bracket*. Drop Lights, Portables, Glass Globes, mica and other Shades,and all arti eles in this line, from the best establishments in New York, Philadelphia, Ac., which will be sold on the most reasonable terms. Also, RANGES. FURNACES, and Fire-Board Stove*. We are prepared to tarnish the best RANGE la ase anywhere, on very reasonable term*. Hotel*, Raatanranta, Ac., are invited to call. We do all kind* of GAS and sfEAM fitting* promptly and cheap, a* also everything In the PLUMBING line in the most satisfactory manner*. Call and see our Bathing Tubs, Fountains Water Closets, Wash-stand*, Basins, Ae., Ae., at No. 609 Ninth street, near Pennsylvania avenue, the largest establishment in the city. fe S-eotf JMPOBTANT TO SUTLERS BUTLERS WILL FIND H. A. DOWNING * CO.'S concentrated clam TO BE A MOST VALUABLE ARTICLE TO THEIB TRADE. It aella very rapidly, and U the most economical article of d'.sl for the oflioer'a meas. It ia prepared ia one minute, and makes a most delicious Spnp or Chowder. It is highly recommended by Arm Burgeons. The profits are H. A. DOWNING A CO., Manufacturers of Coneentrated Food No. Ill EastUtb St., New York. For sal* by BAEBOUE A BEMMES, Sola Agents, 66 Louisiana Avenue, M >-ly Washington, P. Q T~ HE NEW INTERNAL REVENUE LAW, ap proved June 3 ?, 18rt4. . _ _ Poems; with translations from the German. ? By ^CaT|?tHi*IBr'ia(1% of th? "Centipede." By Gapt. "WiMUt U.S. SI. The Atlantic Monthly for August. The Ladder of Life. By Amelia B. Edwards. Maurice Dering. By the author of "Guy Living "ilf.ettM Maaaal for Cavalry. Beech* r * BsSfgiaua Training of Children. Coins' Voyage down the TATLOR. s*?sew? wmcn mm -ispoee Inquire at the Billiard room, corner ? ?- _ tfUtk street and Pennsylvania aveaaer>?ie-^ PERSONAL. TJEBSONAL.-WM. PRINCE, 381F street, oppo i rite the Patent Offiee, is the only one in town ?who does FLUTING, hiring three very elegant machines now in operation. Ladies who desire this very fashionable trimming should give him a call. Stamping in all its varieties elegantly done. Stamped Poods. Braid and Silks for sale, an 13-tf ALL~DISBA8ES OP A PRIVATE NATURE CUBED. ARRIVED FBOM PAB1S NINETEEN WEEKS AGO. DR. BECHTINOEB, formerly Bnrgeon In charge in the Austrian and Italian army. oc cupied himself with the treatment of all kinds of diseases. Particular attention given to Venial* Diseases and Private Diseases. Besides the knowl edge of three old languages, he converses in Eng. lien, French. Italian, German, and Spanish lan guages. His Imperial Commissions and his.Diplo mas from the most celebrated university of Europe hang in his office. No. 499 Seventh street. Dr, Bechtinger is very much encouraged to have during this very short time the patronage of the public of Washington, as. among many others not pub lished, the following certificates may be attested: " This is to certify that I have,been troubled for the laftt three veers with a chronicdisease, resist ing all medical treatment, and which through the aid of Dr. Bechtinger; I have been perfectly cured. "Washington city, 1st June, 1?64. G. DONE." " Your treatment of my involuntary discharge and your success in it, recommend youvery high ly. T. L. SMITH." What German newspaper, (Weker Columbia,) **" After a long riekness my poor child became dropsical, in which time I call to yon. dear sir, and you saved him. MASCON A B, B street. No. 298." "I had tried all specifics, without any effect, against the chrenio lung disease of my eldest son, until under your treatment b? improved. "Maryland av., 12th st. MULLER, Painter." All these and many other very difficult cures have been made br Dr. B. in the above specified time. Regular office 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 charge. No, 499 Seventh street, opposite Odd Fellows'Hail. an 10-im* FEMALE COMPLAINTS receive partiular atten tion at Dr. DARBY'8 Office, 492 7th street between D and E. Those in need of a confidential adviser can be suited by calling on hitn. an5-lm* PRIVATE COMPLAINTS Are treated, either MT personally or by letter, at Dr. WOOD'S Office, 49t? 7th street. Separate rooms for patients. Of fice opAn day and night. au 6 1m* Madame aholiab wocld rispbctful ly announce to her friends and the publio generally, that Rhe is now settled permanently in obw No. 849 C street, between 4>? and 6th sts., Island, where she is prepared to read, to all who require it, the Past, Present and Future._ Being an imnressrd medium, she is able to advise ana counsel with safety upon all matters; especially business matters; er in fact, anything of import ance. Ladies 76 cents; Gentlemen 91.26. Can be consulted from 8 a. m. until 9 p. m. au 6 2w* TT'XTRAORDINAEYPOWJiK- Mrs L.SMITH, Ha Clairvoyant ana Test ftieaium,U5'2 4th street, a few doors above I street, with the aid of spirits, examines all kinds of diseases, sees your dead and living friends; describes them, gets names; tells character; reads the future. Aavice about busi ness. Bitting 12. Jy 18-lm* TRAVELERS7 DIRECTORY. Bcape may. T RAILROAD FROM PHILAD1LPHIA FROM WALNUT STREET PIgB.rg. MA WEST JERSEY RAIL-J?ft| DAD. "J-* At 6 a. m., accommodation due at lox a. m. At 10 a. m., express due at IX p. m. At 4X a. m., express due at 8 p. m. Returning, leave Gape May? 6a.m. express due at 9X a. m. 11.46 accommodation due at p. m. 5.10 p. m. express due at 8?? p. m. Through without change of cars or baggage. New cars, and everything first-class. Q >. je tt-3m J. VAN RENS8ELAEB, 8qp*t. BALTIMORE AND OHIO RAILROAD. On and after Sunday, June 19th, 1864, Daily Trains will be run between Washington and New York and Washington and the West, as follows: FOR 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 8.90 p. m. only. FOR BALTIMORE AND PHILADELPHIA. Leave Washington at 3 pm. daily, exeept Sua diPassenge" will note that this train runs as far as Philadelphia only. FOR NEW TORE. Leave Washington daily at 6.99 p. m. This train is/or Ntw York passengers exclusively. FOR BALTIMORE. Leave Washington at 6.30 a. m., 11.13 a. in., 3 p. m,,4.46p. m., 7.20 p. m , and8.30 p. m.,except Bun * (Ja Sunday at 7.30 a. m., 3 p. ?., end 8.30 p. m. FOR ALL PARTS OF THE WEST. Leave Washington at6.30a.m.and3,4.45and8.30 p.m. daily, except Sunday. On Sunday at 3 and 8.30 p. m Tickets sold to all points WEST, and baggati ducked through. FOR ANNAPOLIS. Leave Washington at 6.30 a. m. and 4.41 p. m. daily, except Sunday. No train for Annapolis on Bunday. Trains leaving Washington at 7.30 a. m. and 6.30 p. m. go through to New York without tXang* Sleeping cars on 6.30 and 8.90 p.m. trains. Berths can be secured until 6 p. m. daily at the ticket of fice. After that hour tney must be secured of the sleeping car conductor. , . The first and fifth trains stop at all way points. The S p. m. train stops only at Bladenshurg, Beltsville, Laurel, Annapolis Junction and Relay House daily, except Sunday. On Sunday it stops at all way points. PARTICULAR NOTICE. Passengers will please observe that the 3 P train run* only as Jar as FhtUtdilpkia daily, txttwi Sunday. On Sunday it runs to Baltimore only. Also, that the 6.30 p. *n. train takes Ntw York passengers ""vor further information, tickets of any kind, Ac .apply to GEO. 8. BOON TZ, Agent at Wash in*ton. or at the Ticket Office. . W. P. SMITH, Master of Transportation. L M. COLE. General Ticket Agent. le20-tf qrXAT PENNSYLVANIA ROUTE TO THB NORTHWEST and SOUTHWEST. n* AND AND AFTER NOVEMBER 1?TH trains will leave Baltimore from the Nerth Oal yert Station afl follow? ? ? a M \s, E: S Lightning Express? -8.30 P. M. THE 6 30 A. M. TRAIN FROM WASHINGTON THE 7.SO P. M. TRAIN FROMWABHINGTOII connects with the 9.9" V. m. train from Balti more for Elmiia and the North and Pittsburg and the West. _____ BLEEPING CABS ?N NIGHT TRAINS. Hoi niKBS* TlCKXTB AT OOTSMSlIt RATIf. ONE THROUGH TRAIN ON BUNDAY. LOW FARE AND QUICK TIME. myror tickets and any information apply at the office of the Great Pennsylvania Route, corns* Pass and Ticket Agent, eor^ ffth st. an* g.ff Penn. avenue. HE SDPREME COURT OP THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, holding a DistrictConrt of the United Btates for the said District.. To all whom it may ttneem. greeting: Notice is hereby given, that on the Id day of Au fast, 1364. the schooner L. B. Cowperthwnite, tac le and apoarel. furniture, Ac., were seia#d for violation of the Bevenue Laws by the United Btates Collector of Customs at r And brought the came into thi? District for adjudicatioa; and the same are libelled. and pros ; ecu ted in this court, in the name of theJJnited States, for condemnation; and have : by the marshal for the; reasonsin th?i libelstated ? and that said cause wiU stand for trial at the Cijy Hall, in the city of Washington, on the first Mo a - day of September next, when and where all per sons are warned to appear to shew canse why con demnation shonld not be decreed, and to inter vene for their interests. _ _ o??w August a. 1864. B. J. MEIGS, Clerk. au 3-tawtd J EBB ON THE ATTACK AND DEFENCE OF out-posts; Londen. Lendy's Elements of Fortification: London, fir Howard Douglassen Fortification; London. Vauban's First System, by Thos. Kimber; Los* *?Tbe Modern System of Fortification, by Thomas SFieW rWorti?by ThOS-Eimber; London. Hyde's Fortification: Lendon. Lendy' Fortification; Lo adoa. TtTL0R U. y i withiUastrattens;^>.cl Oapt. H. A. TAYLOR AMUSEMENTS. CANTERBURY HALL. MUSIC H A J CANTERBURY HALL,) 1 L J CANTERBURY HALL.S THEATBB AND LotnsiABA Atiiui, It tar Comer of Sixth strut, Rear of National and Metropolitan Hotels. Giomi L*A ~?. . ? Proprietor. W. E. Cayahadgh?~? ? . .8tage Manager. THB GREAT CENTER THE GREAT CENTER THE GREAT CENTER THE GREAT CENTER OF ATTRACTION. 8F ATTRACTION. F ATTRACTION, OF ATTRACTION. THE PIONEER MUHO HALL, THE PIONEER MUSIC HALL, THE PIONEEK MUSIC HALL. THB PIONEER MUSIC HALL, which has stood the TEST OF YEARS. TEST OF YEARS. TEST OF YEARS. TEST OF YEARS. THE PUBLIC'S FAVORITE RESORT. THB PUBLIC'S FAVORITE RESORT. THE PUBLIC^ FAVORITE RESOKT. THE PUBLIC'S FAVORITE RESORT. First week Of the world-renowned SCOTTISH NIGHTINGALE, SCOTTISH NIGHTINGALE, f-SOTTISH NIffHTINftALE, jSCOTTIBH NIGHTINGALE, SCOTTI8H NIGHTINGALE, MI88 AGNES SUTHERLAND. MISS AGNES SUTHERLAND, MI88 AGNES SUTHERLAND, MISS AGNES SUTHERLAND, MISS AGNES SUTHERLAND, MISS AGNES SUTHERLAND, MISS AGNES SUTHERLAND* MI88 AGNES SUTHERLAND' MISS AGNES SUTHERLAND, MIS8 AGNES SUTHERLAND. Third week of the engagement of MISS SALLIE SUNDERLAND, 8ALL1E SUNDERLAND, 8ALLIE SUNDERLAND, SALLIE SUNDERLAND, SALLIE SUNDERLAND, MISS MI88 MISS MISS MISS MISS MISS MIS8 MISS SALLIE SUNDERLAND, SALLIE SUNDERLAND, SALLIE 8UNDKRLAND, SALLIE SUNDERLAND, SALLIE SUNDERLAND. THE GREAT BALLADIST THE GRBAT BALLADIST THE GREAT BALLADIST THE GREAT BALLADIST THE GREAT BALLADI6T OF THB DAY. OF THE DAY. OF THB DAY. OF THE DAY. OF THE DAY. MONS. SZOLLOSY, MONS. SZOLLOSY, MONS. SZ0LL08Y, MONS. SZOLLOSY) MONS. SZOLLOSY, MONS. 8ZOLLO8Y, MONS. SZOLLOSY, ' MONS. SZOLLOSY, the celebrated Maitre de Ballet, and his MAGNIFICENT BALLBT TROUPE. MAGNIFICENT BALLET TROUPE. MAGNIFICENT BALLET TROUPE. MAGNIFICENT BALLET TROUPE, MAGNIFICENT BALLBT TROUPE. MAGNIFICENT BALLBT TROUPE. MAGEIPIOENT BALLET TROUPB. MAGNIFICENT BALLET TROUPE. WESNER SISTERS, HIE BEAUTIFUL MARY, MARY. ? MARY, MARY. MABT' ELLA. ELLA, ELLA. ELLA, ELLA, SALLIE, SALLIK, SALLIE, SALLIE, SALLIE, AND LIZZIE. AND LIZZIE, AND LIZZIE, AND LIZZIE, ANI> LIZZIE, Who willappear m some Charming Dances. The Great Ethiopian Comedians, MULLIGAN, MULLIGAN, MULLIGAN, MULLIGAN, MULLIGAN. MULLIGAN, MULLIGAN, MULLIGAN, WBST W KST, WEST, WEST, WEST, WEST, DOUGHERTY, DOUGHERTY, DOUGHERTY. DOUSHERTY, DOUGHERTY, DOUGHERTY, DOUGHERTY, DOUGHERTY. WEST, WKT, WILLIAMS. WILLIAMS, WILLI AM8, WILLIAMS, WILLIAMS, WILLIAMS, WILLIAMS, WILLIAMS, and In anew Eelection of Comic Acts. RBDDEN, REDDEN. RBDDEN, REDDEN, REDDEN, REDDBN RBDDEN, HEDDEN Tie characteristic Ballet, entitled the belle of the village. THE BELLB OP THE VILLAGE. THE BELLB OF THK VILLAGE. THE BBLLE OF THB VILLAGE THB BELLE OF THE 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 MILLINERS? WANTED 1,000 MILLINEBS, WANTED f 000 MILLINERS WANTED 1.000 MILLINERS! WANTED 1,000 MILLINEBS, And * selection of ENTIRELY NEW ACTS, ENTIRELY NEW ACTS, ENTIRELY NEW A0T8, ENTIRELY NEW ACT8, TIRELY NEW ACTS! TO-NIGHT. TO NIGHT. TO-NIGHT. TO-NIGHT. TO-NIGHT. XNTI] STRANGERS, STRANGBR8, STRANGERS, STRANGERS, STRANGERS. Don't fail to VISIT THE CANTERBURY, VISIT THB CANTERBURY, VISIT THB OANTBRBURY, VISIT THE CANTERBURY, VISIT THE CANTBBBUBY, If yon wonld witness a PERFORMANCE WORTH SEEING. PERFORMANCE WORTH SEEING. PERFORMANCE WORTH SEEING. PERFORMANCE WORTH SEEING. PERFORMANCE WORTH SEEING. FAMILY MATINEE. FAMILY MATINEB, FAMILY MATINEE, FAMILY MATINEE? FAMILY MATINEE, FOR LADIES AND CHILDREN. FOR LADIES AND CHILDREN? F<?R LADIES AND CHILDREN. FOR LADIES AND CHILDREN? FOR LADIEB AND CHILDREN? SATURDAY AFTERNOON, SATURDAY AFTERNOON? SATURDAY AFTERNOON, SATURDAY AFTERNOON^ SATURDAY AFTERNOON* AT 2 O'CLOCK. AT 2 O'CLOCK. AT S O'CLOCK. AT 9 O OLOCK. AT 2 O'CLOCK. ADMISSION, 25 CTS.; CHILDREN, 14 CTS. !,26 CTS.; CHILDREN, 15 CTS. f,25 CT8.; CjjlLDRBN* 15 CT~ . 85 CT8.; CHILDREN, 15 CTS. ,95 CTS.? CHILDREN 15 CTS. CHILDREN, 15 OlS. ADMISSION, 25 CTS .SO Admission ? Tickets for sal* ?t the principal Hotels and Bm? Doors open at T ?'clod; firfcrwu* 10 Mp bum at 8 o'clock. TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. THE JAMES RIVER MOVEMENT. Brilliant Success of the 2d Corps?Captor* of friiuern, Heavy Gum, kc.-Enrmr from their W*rki with Itrefre Loss? Sharp Cavalry Fight?Col* Aregg Wounded?Heavy firing at Petersburg Attack on Gen. Butler's Lines. [Despatch to the Chronicle.] City Point, Va., Aug. 18.?In yesterday's despatch I should have mentioned the death of Col. Craig, K 5th Pennsylvania, commanding the 2d brigade, 3d division, 2d corpe. He was killed while gallantly leading a charge on Tuesday last. His fall at the head of the col umn threw it for a brief period in disorder, du ring which time we lost a number of our men by their being taken prisoners. Speedily ral lying, kowever, the enemy were driven from their rifle-pits, and it is reported that some of our men were recaptured by the 1 th corps. It is still a debatable point whether we sur prised the enemv by tailing upon him un awares, or whether he surprised us most by his ample preparations to receive us. Our movements as to our destination were well covered, but rebel shrewdness broke the cov ering, tor on the day the troops embarked, twenty-four rebel scouts were watching every movement from a large white building known as the Harrison House, lying below City Point, north of the James. Information of their movements was given, and by throwing pick eta across the river the party probably would have been captured; but they remained undis turbed until our fleet of transports began to move, when, one by one, at intervals of ten or fifteen minutes, they galloped away to warn the enemy of our approach. The latest news I hear from Deep Bottom is brought by General Barlow, who arrived at 3 p. m. yesterday. He reports things progress ing favorably, oar forces within seven miles ol Richmond, and holding a better position than the rebels. Our losses are somewhat heavy, but do not exceed those of the enemy. The losses of the 10th corps are about 1,0<kj; those of the 2d will reach 2,500. Five hundred more of the sick and wounded of the 2d corps arrived at City Point yesterday, W hen the Sanitary Commission tug Governor Cnrtin left Deep Bottom, at noon yesterday, the hospitals at the landing were filled to over flowing. Numerous amputations had been made, and the patients generally were cheerful. There seemed to be a lack of surgical aid. If so, it was certainly only temporary, for there is an abundance here. Brigadier General Cham bliss (rebel) was wounded, and died within our lines yesterday. He was a brave, reckless lellow, fought hard, and though repeatedly summoned to surrender, stubbornly refused to do so, and not until be had wounded fonr men was he killed. It is generally believed that another rebel officer of a similar ran* fell in the same fight. We have on the ordnance wharf here one siege gun, with thirty boxes of ammunition, taken from the rebels on Tuesday, all bearing the Richmond brand; and the John A. Warner takes down the river to-day three huge rudely mounted pieces, 6-inch bore, and a kind of cross between a mortar and howitzer?efficient, 1 should jndge in delivering grape and canis ter at short range. They had been 6piked, and were captured by our men between Deep Bot tom and Jones' landing, south of the James. We bad a severe but welcome and refresh ing thunder shower yesterday, lasting from 4 to 7 p. m., and the atmosphere to-day is balmy. B. The Rebel Cannonading at Petersburg. Nkab PtTBRsnt'RG, Va , 3 o'clock a. m., Aug. lb.?1 have this moment returned from the 5th and 0th corps, where, in company with Capt. Holloway, of the 4th division, 5th corps, I have been witnessing rather an unusual ex hibition. At precisely 1 o'clock this morning, the ene my opened with artillery and mortars in front of the 5tb, Uth, and 18th corps. The firing con tinued rapid for nearly two hours, the rebels having thingB about their own way. Very lit tle of our artillery was brought into action, and but comparatively few mortars. Their firing, both from mortars and artillery was far superior to any I have seen from them. What our casualties are, I have not yet learned, but presume they are few. Position of the Union Forces?We hold Malvern Hill. Fortress Monro?, Aug. l?.?The United States hospital steamer Connecticutarrived to day from Deep Bottom (James river) with four hundred wounded, mostly from the battle of Tuesday last, and belonging to the 2d and 10th army corps. They were transferred to the hos pital steamship Atlantic, at this place, which sailed for Philadelphia at four p. m. The Con necticut left Deep Bottom this a. m. By this arrival we learn that yesterday was compara tively quiet with the army on both sides of the James river. The left wing of thearmy (north side of the river) rests on the James, and holds the position gained oh Sunday last. The right wing has advanced, and is up ward of four miles from Malvern Hill, in the direction of Richmond. Malvern Hill is in our possession. While the Connecticut was lying at Deep Bottom she heard very heavy cannonading up the river, commencing atone o'clock and last ing until 2.30 this morning. The cause of the firing was not ascertained Officers Killed and Wounded. The following is a partial lfet of the Union officers killed or wounded in the James river movement: Colonel Craig, mortally wounded; Colonel Gregg, wounded; Colonel Osborne, wounded; Lieutenant Colonel McGilbray, wounded; Cap tain Briscoe, wounded, Captain Nolan, killed; Lieutenant Colonel Plimpton, killed; Major Walrath, killed; Captain Hooker, wounded. Billiard Tournament. Harteord, Aug. 18.?The billiard tourna ment was completed to-night, so far as the con test lor the cue and championship of the State is concerned, by the victory of Mr. Gersham B. Hubbell, of Hartford. The games resulted as follows :?Hubbell wins four and loses one; Hunt, Bnrbank and Hewins each win three and lose two; and Partee and Keating each win one and lose four. COLONEL JACQUES IN RICHMOND. His Interview with Jeff. Davis?Conver sations about Peace?Ultimatum of the Rebels. The following extracts from an article in the September number of the Atlantic Monthly, entitled "Our Visit to Richmond," J. R. Gilmore, give an account of the curious jour ney to the rebel capital recently taken by two loyal citizens. Mr. Gilmore accompanied Col. Jacques, and gives a detailed account of their journey, treatment, and what they saw and heard. The following extracts from the arti cle will gratify the public curiosity, and set at rest some notions about Mr. Davis's desire for peace : # # # The next morning, after breakfast, which we took in our room with Mr. Javins, we indited a note?of which the following is a copy?to the Confederate Secretary of State : ?'Spotswood House, Richmond, Va., July 17, 16C4.?Eon. J. I1. Benjamin, Secretary of State, etc.?Dear Sir: The undersigned respectfully solicit an interview with President Davis. ?i They visit Richmond only as private citi zens, and have no official character or author ity; but they are acquainted with the Yiews of the United States Government, and with the sentiments of the Northern people relative to an adjustment cf the differences existing be tween the North and the SOuth, and earnestly hope that a free interchange of views between President Davis and themselves may open the way to such official negotiations as will result in restoring peace to the two sections of our distracted country. "They therefore ask an interview with the President, and, awaiting your reply, are truly and respectfully yours." # * * After a day Fpent in our room, con versing with the Judge, or watching the pas sers-by in the street?I should like t<? tell who they weie akd how they looked, but such in formation is just bow contraband?we called again at nine o'clock at the State Department. JSFKKB80N BAVIS. Mr. Benjamin occupied his previous seat at the table, and at hia right sat a spare, thin featnred man, with iron-gray hair and beard, and a clear gray eye lull of lift and vigor. Ha bad a broad, massive forehead, and a mouth and chin denoting great energy and strength of will- His lace was emaciated and much wrinkled, but his feature* were good, espe cially bis eyes?though one of them bun a scar apparently made by some sharp instrument. He wore a suit of grayish-brown, evidently of foreign manufacture, aj.A as he rose I saw tfcathe was about five feet ten inches high, with a slight stoop in the shonlders. His man* ners were simple, easy, and quite fascinating ; and he threw an indescribable charm into his voice as he eztanded hid hand and said to us? ??I am glad to see yon, gentlemen. Yon are very welcome to Richmond-" Ar d this was the man who was President of the United States nnder Franklin Pierce, and who is now the heart, sonl, and braina of the Southern Confederacy! His manner pnt me entirely at my ease?the Colonel wonld be at his if he stood before Ca*sar?and I replied: "We thank yon, Mr. Davis. It is not often yon meet men of onr clothes, and our princi ples, in Richmond !" "Not otten, not so often as I conld wish; and I trust your coming may lead to a more fre quent and a more friendiv intercourse between the Nortb and the South.'' "We sincerely hope it may."' "Mr. Benjamin tells me you have asked to see me, to" And he paused, as if desiring we should finish the sentence. The Colonel replied: "Yes, sir. We have asked this Interview in the hope that you may suggest some way by which this war can be stopped. Our people want peace; your people do, and your Congress has recently said that you do. We have come to ask bow it can be brought about." "In a very simple way. Withdraw your armies from onr territory, and peace will come of itself. We do not seek to subjugate you. We are not waging an offensive war, except so faT as it is offensive-defensive?that is, so far as we are forced to Invade yoa to prevent your invading ns. Let us alone and peace will come at once.,' "But we cannot let yon alone so long as yon repudiate the Union. That is the one thing the Northern people will not surrender." "I know you would deny to us what you exact for yourselves?the right of self-govern ment." "No, sir," I remarked. "We would deny you no natural right. But we think Union essential to peace; and, Mr. Davis, could two people, with the same langnage, separated by only an imaginary line, live at peace with each other { Would not disputes constantly arise, and cause, almost constant war between them I" ? 'Undoubtedly?with this generation. You have sown such bitterness at the South, you have pnt such an ocean of blood between the two sections, that I despair of seeing any har mony in my time. Our children may forget this war, but tee cannot. "I think the bitterness yon speak of, sir," said the Colonel, "does not really exist. We must talk here as friends: our soldiers meet and lraternize with each other, and I feel sure that if the Union were restored a more friendly feeling would arise between us than has ever existed. The war baa made ns know and re spect each other better than before. This is the view of very many southern men; I have had it from many of them?your leading citi zens." ??They are mistaken," replied Mr. Davis. " They do not understand southern sentiment. How can we feel anything but bitterness to wards men who deny ns our rights ? If yoa enter my house and drive me outot it, am I not your natural enemy !" " Yon put the case too strongly. But we can not fight forever; the war must end at some time; we must finally agree upon something; can we not agree now and stop this frightful carnage 1 We are both Christian men, Mr. Da vis. Can you, as a Christian man, leave un tried any means that may lead to peace !*' "No, I cannot. 1 desire peace as much as you do. I deplore bloodshed as much as you do; but 1 ftel that not one drop of the blood sht d in this war is on my hands; I can look up to my God and say this. I tried all In my power to avert this war. I saw it coming, and for twelve years I worked night and day to prevent it, but I could not. The North was mad and blind; it would not let us govern our selves; and so the war came, and now it must go on till the last man of this generation falls in his tracks, and his children seize his mus ket and fight his battles, unless you acknowl edge onr right to self-government We are not fighting lor slavery. We are fighting for independence?and that or extermination we will have." ??And there are at least four and a half mil lions of us left; so you seeyou have a work be lore you," said Mr. Benjamin; with a decided sneer. ?? We have no wish to exterminate yon," an swered the Col. " 1 believe what I have said? that there is no bitterness between the northern and southern people. The north I know, loves the Bontb. When peace comes it will pour money and means into your hands to repair the waste caused by the war, and it would now welcome you back and forgive yon all the loss and bloodshed you have cansed. But we must crush your armies and exterminate your gov ernment. Ard is not that already nearly done ! Yon are wholly withont money and at the end of vour resources. Orant has shut you up in 1 Richmond. Sherman is before Atlanta. Hud you not, then, better accept honorable terms while yon can retain your prestige and save the pride ol the southern people !" MR. DAVIS OK TUB COMFEDBBATE PROSPECTS Mr. Davis smiled. " I respect your earnestnes, Colonel, bnt you do not seem to understand the situation. We are not exactly shut up in Richmond. If yonr papers tell the truth it is yonr capital that is in danger, not ours. Some weeks ago Grant crossed the Rapidan to whip Lee and take Richmond. Lee drove him in the firat battle, and then tirantexecuted what your people call a 'brilliant flank movement,' and fonght Lee again. Lee drove him a second time, and then Grant made another 'flank movement;' and so they kept on?Lee whipping and Grant flank ing?until Grant got where be ia now. And what is the net result 1 Grant has loatseventy five or eighty thousand men?more than Ijee had at the outset?and ia no nearer taking Rich mond than at first; and Lee, whose front has never been broken holds him completely in check, and has men enough to spare to invade Maryland, and threaten Washington! Sherman, to be sure, is before Atlanta; but suppose he is, and suppose he takes it J Ton know, that, the lartber be goes from his base of supplies, the weaker he grows, and the more disastrous de feat will be to him. And defeat may come. So in a military view, I should certainly say oar poeiticn "w as better than yours. "As to money; we are richer than yon are. You smile; but admit that our paper i? worth nothing?it answers as a circulating medinm: and we hold it all ourselves. If every dollar of it were lost, we should, as we have no foreign debt, be none the poorer. But it is worth some thing; it has the aolid basis of a large cotton crop, while youra rests on nothing, and yon owe all the world. Aa to resources; we do not lack for arms or ammunition, and we have etill a wide territory from which to gather supplies. So, you see, we are not in extremities. But If we were?it we were withont money, without food, withont weapons? U onr whole country were devastated, and our armies crushed and disbanded?conld we, without giving up our manhood, give np onr right to govern ourselves* Wonld you not rather die, and feel yourself a man, than live, and be anb ject to a foreign power?" "From your standpoint there is force In what you say," replied the Colonel. "But vfe did not come here to argue with you, Mr. Davis. We came, hoping to find some honorable way to peace; and I am grieved to hear you say what you do. When I have seen yonr young men dying on the battle-field, and yonr old men, women, and children starving in their hemes, I have felt I could risk my life to save them. For that reason I am here; and I am -grieved, grieved, that there ia no hope." "I know your motives, Colonel Jaquts, and I honor you for them; but what can I do more tban I am doing? 1 would give my poot lite, glad ly, if it wonld bring peace and good-will to the two countries; bul 1< would not. It Is With vonr own people you should labor. It is they who desolate onr homes, burn our wheat-fields, break the wheels of wagons carrying away our women and children, and destrey supplies meant for our sick and.wounded. At your door lies all the misery and the crime of this war-and it is a fearful, tearful account." "Not all of It, Mr. Da via. I admit a fearful account, but it ia not all at our door. The pas sions of both aides are aroused. Unarmed men are banged, and prisoners are shot down in cold blood by yourselves. Elements of bar be rbm are entering the war on both sides that should make ns?you and me, as Christian men?shudder to think of. In God's name, then, let ua stop it. na do something, con cede something, to bring about peace. Yon cannot expect with only four and a half mil. lions, as Mr. Benjamin aays you base, to hold out forever against twenty millions." Again Mr. Davis smiled. "Do you suppose there are twenty millions at the nortb determined to crush us I" "I do?to crush your government. A small number of onr people, a very small namber^ are your friends?secessionists. The rest differ about measures and candidates, but are united in ihe deteimination to sustain the Union. Whoever Is elected in November, be must he committed to a Tigoroas promotion of the mSl?d-rt* ,tUt 1 re M It 18 SO, sir. WhOfTM tells roil nth.,?.? drives you. I I know northern ZZu ment, and 1 assure you It \% ,0 yon we have a system of lyceum. lecturing inonT large towns At the close of the lecturw it the eastern of tbe people to come upon til plauorm and talk with tbe lecturer. This gives Mm an excellent opportunity of learn. iug public sentiment. Last winter I lectured ?efora nearly a hundred of such associations all over the north-from Dubuque lo Bangor and I took palus to asoert&in the feeling of the people. I found a unanimous determination to crush the rebellion and save the Union at every sacrifice. The majority are in favor of Mr. Lincoln, Mid nearly all of those opposed iiJ J? ai* t0 h,m because they think ? ?ot rvu wUh ^?oo*b vigor. The and thiJ5er2b,<c*BS' wh0 Kofor *,,lve suffrage dS?mWt0nfl8cat,0n#pet,,0? Who wuf h*18 be defeated. But if he is a worse S?e r#TUl? P^P1? ?0M? will elect more radical thanTeV WOr* ior *??* li ls Mr. Ashley'slLoiitT:*0" c4n 4** 111,11 fron> people are mor^nu?5H??w Btll-and the Lincoln, I know, la about "to caU^nt *5<X)!ooi more men, and I oaat see hn.iL jOOoo? much longer; but 11 you d? vonZ^u CV* en the radical feeling of the norther? de?P* They will now give you fair, honorabfe^w fro us terms: but let them suffer nmS^JSS^. let there be a dead man in every bouse as^2?^J s now in every village, they will give XQ?. terms-they will insist on hanging every SKP-fl Pardon my term#. I n>?La oo "You give no offence," he replied, smilinc veiy pleasantly. I wouldn't have you Dick your words. This is a frank, free talk, and 1 Go on?" Ior "Jing what you think. _ ?^rely going to say that, let the ??c?really feel the war-'hey ?? J ? yei~and!hfy will insist sn hang Ing every one of your leaders " ?'Well, admitting all you say, I can't see how Hn5aCt,Sh?nrr>fl,,ton- Thpr* aresome^hlnj worse than hanging cr extermination we "?c??fn<bU?5,Kr "8"'?? " kes." "And slavery, yon say, is no longer an ele ment in the contest." " Nc, it is not, it never was an e?ttntial ele ment. It was only a means of bringing other conflicting elements to an earlier culmination. It fired the musket which was already capped and loaded. There are essential differences between the North and the South that Will however this war may end, make them two nations." "You ask me to say what I think. Will you allow me to say that I know the South ens7" 8 never observed those differ "Then you Gave not used your eyes. My sight is poorer than yours, but I have seen them for years." The langh was upon me, and Mr. Benjamin enjoyed it. "Weil, sir, be that as it may, ifl understand yon, the dispnte between your government and ours is narrowed down to this: Union or dis union." "Yes; or to pnt it in other words: Indepen dence or subjugation." "Then the two governments an irreconcila bly apart. They have no alternative but to fight it out. But it is not so with the people. They are tired of fighting and want peace: and as they bear all the burden and suffer ing of the war, ls it not right they should have pence, and have it on such terms as thev like 7" "I don't understand you. Be a little more explicit." MR. DAVI8 REFUSSR AH ABMrflTrcH. "Well, suppose the two governments should sjrree to something like this:?To go td the peo ple with two propositions; say, peace, with disunh n and southern independence as your proposition?and peace, with union, emanci pation, no confiscation, and universal amnes ty, as ours. Let the citizens of all the United States (as they existed before the war) vote ?Yes'or'No' on these two propositions, at a special election within sixty days. If a ma jority votes disunion, our government to be bound by it, and to let you go in peace. If a majority votes Union, yours to be bound by it and to stay in peace. The two governments can contract in this way, and the people, though constitutionally unable to decide oa peace or war, can elect which of tke two prop ositions shall govern their rulers. Let Lee and Clrant, meanwhile, agree to an armistice. This would sheathe the sword; and if once sheathed, it would never again be drawn by this rener ation." "The plan is altogether impracticable. If the South were only one state it might work but as it is, if one southern state objected to emancipation, it would nullify the whole thinr for you are aware the people of Virginia can not vote slavery out of South Carolina, nor the people of South Carolina vote it out of \ lrginia." Bnt three-fourths of the States can amend the Constitution. Let it be done In that war in any way, so that it is done by the people. I am not a statesman or a politician, and I do not know just how such a plan conld be car ried out; but you get the idea?that the neonle shall decide the question." " That the majority shall decide it, you mean. We seceded to iid ourselves of the rule of the majority, and this wouldsubject ns to it again." ?'But the majority must rule Anally, either with bullets or ballots."' " er "I am not so sure of that Neither current events nor history shows that the majority rules, or ever did rule. The contrary, I think, is true. Why, sir, the man who should go be fore the Southern people with such a propo sition, with any proposition which implied that the North was to have a voice in deter mining the domestic relations of the South, could not live here a day. He would be hanged to the first tree, without judge or jury." , " ANow me to doubt that. 1 think it more likely he would be hanged, if he let the South ern people know the majority couldn't rule," I replied, smiling. ' "I have no fear of that," rejoined Mr. Da?ie, also smiling most good hulboredly. "I rive you leave to proclaim it from every house-ton in tbe South.* J 1 "But, seriously, sir, you let the majority rnle In a single State; why not let it rule id the whole country * * "Because the States are independent and sovereign. The country is mot. It is only a confederation of States; or rather it was- it is now two confederations." "Then we are not a people?we are only a political partnership ?" ??That is all." "Your very name, sir, 'United States,' im. plies that," said Mr. Benjamin. "But tell me are the terms yon have named?Emancipation! no confiscation, and universal amnesty?the terms which Mr. Lincoln authorized vou to cfler us {" ' ??No, sir; Mr. Lincoln did not authorize me to offer you any terms. But I think both he and the Northern people, for the sake of peace, would assent to some such conditions." "They are very generous," replied Mr. Davis, lor the first time during the interview showing some angry feeling. "But, amnesty, sir, applies to criminals. We have committed no crime. Confiscation is of no account unless you can enforce it. And emancipation! Yoa have already emancipated nearly two millions of our slaves?and if you will take care of them you may emancipate tbe rest. I had a few when the war began. I was of some use to tbem; they never were of any to me. Against their will you ?emancipated' them, and you may ? emancipate' every negro in the Confede racy, but we will be free! We will govern ourselves. We will do it If we have to see every Southern plantation sacked and every Southern city in flames." ??I see, Mr. Davis, it ls useless to oontinue this conversation," I replied; "and you will pardon us, if we have seemed to press our views with too much pertinacity. We love the old flag, and that must be our apology for In truding upon you at all." "You have not intruded upon me," he replied, resuming his usual manner. "I am glad to have met you both. I once loved the old flag as well as vou do; I would have died for it; but now it is to me only the emblem of op pression." * "I hope the day may never come, Mr. Davis, when 1 say that," said the Colonel. _ _ _ CtOSB OP THK INTKBV7KW. A half-hour's conversatipn on other topics? not of public interest?ensued, and then we rose to go. As we did so, the rebel Present gave me bis hand, and, bidding me a kfiMly good-bye, expressed the hope of seeing me again in Kichmond la happier times?when peace should have returned; but with the Colonel his parting was particularly cordial. Taking his hand in both of his, he said to him? "Coiohel, I respect your character and your motives, and I wish you well?I wish you every good I can wish you consistently with the interests of the confederacy." Tbe quiet, straightforward bearing and magnificent moral courage of our "fighting I arson'" had evidently impressed Mr. Da^ia TE ws were'esvin* the room hs added?' ??Say to Mr. Ltseoln from me that I Hall at any time be pleased to reoeive proposals/or p? ace on the basis of our independence. It will be nseiess to approach me with any other." Whenwe went out Mr. Benjamin called Jndf Ould, who had been wattini whole interview?two hours?at't! oft** hail, and we passed down the itmway together. As I put my arm within that of the Jo dee, he said to me** ' v :t r-c "Well,-what teifcrreawJt!" . t, alone," added tbe Colonel selemniy.

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