Newspaper of Evening Star, August 10, 1855, Page 3

Newspaper of Evening Star dated August 10, 1855 Page 3
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EVENING STAR. LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. Accidental Death ob Homicide ?We un derstand that another dead body wad found in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, at lock No. 13, about ten miles above Georgetown, on Tuesday. An inquest was held onWednes day morning, before Mr. Offutt, justice of the peace. Though the jury was necessarily sum moned rather hastily, there were pome of the most respectable men in the neighborhood upon it. Witnesses were examined, but though some of them thought they had seen the man before yet they were not able to name him. and at the time of the inquest the body had become too much disfigured for recognition The dress seemed to indicate that he was an Irish laborer, and the jury concluded that he was one of the men employed upon the aque duct. or in search of employment there, who had became intoxicated at some of the low groggerie* established along the canal, and in attempting to cross on the lock, quite proba bly after dark, had fallen in and thus misera bly perished. The jury took occasion to express their dis approbation of the practice of leasing lands for the establishment of these groggeries, and their opinion of the injury which has already resulted to the community and to the works from this practice. This is. if we remember rightly, the siztJt body which has been found in the canal, along the lino of the aqueduct, this season. Most of these deaths are trace able directly to the sale of liquor to the men. Much of the sickness among the hands is at tributed to the same cause. The men getting drunk lie out exposed to the night dews and f?-s, and thus fall easy victims to the miasma. Many of the landed proprietors to their honor be it spoken, have refused to lease lands for tho salo of liquor. Others, and among them residents of this city, bare permitted it. The names of some of them were brought out in the evidence before the coroner's jury in this cue. Could they have been present and wit nessed the feeling with whicn their conduct was viewed by all who saw their victim, we believe they would have left that scene deter mined to purge themselves from such a stain. The keeper u? one of these groceries, estab lished upon|land owned by an officer employed in cne of the departments, was present at the inquest. Will he see that bloated, blackened face in his dreams ? * The Distress in Gosport and Portsmouth. A gentleman who is well acquainted with those localities, says that all tne inhabitants whose circumstar.ccs would admit have left them for healthy vicinities, and estimates that there cannot be less than two thousand persons, who, in consequence of the yellow fever now prevalent, are in a state of "suffer ing. We doubt not the truth of his statement, for many persons have been thrown out of employment, and business of necessity only is transacted. The country people do not bring their produce to market; and. as may natur ally be supposed, there are many other sources of complaint. The utmost consternation ex ists, and darkness and gloom mark all the transactions. Funerals without mourners, and want and disease in many a household. We repeat, that not a few persons are suffer ing for the common necessaries of life, and for want of j>roper medical and nursing attend ance. No voice that we have heard has yet come hither from Gosport and Portsmouth, but, in view of the ifflictive circumstances, the extent of which every one can conceive, we would respectfudy suggest thai the philan thropic of this as well as of other cities take the matter at once into serious consideration, in order that a helping hand may be extended to our neighbors in distress. At present the Sisters of Mercy and Charity, whose praises are on the lips of all there, arc the only min istering angels of the afflicted. Educational.?It will be seen, by refer ence to our advertising columns, that the next session of that time-honored institution, the Georgetown College, will commence on the third of September, offering rare inducements for students desirous of a thorough education. The Georgetown Female Seminary. Re*. WiJiam J. Clark, principal, will commence its annual session on the third of September. This gentleman occupies the premises formerly in possession of Miss English, and is her wor thy successor. * The duties of the Select Classical and Math ematical Academy, P. A. Bowen. principal, will be resumed on the above-named day Ilis residence is at No. y4 West street, George town. The Female Seminary?M A. Tyson and Sifters?will be re-opened on the 15th of Sep tember for day pupils, and for boarding schol ars on the first of November. Nuisances.?A subscriber, in person, re quests us to call the attention of the city au thorities to the filthy condition of D street, be tween Ninth and Tenth streets, occasioned by the accumulation of kitchen offal and slops. On north A, between First and Second streets. Capitol Hill, there is a filthy pool?of stagnant water?which, when it rains, over flows and floods the basements of houses in that vicinity. This nuisance, a correspondent rep resents. is now in a condition to give the neigh bors fever and ague, and to promote the yel low fever or the cholera. In fact, there is a general complaint of filth all over the city. It seems almost useless to call the attention of the city authorities to sach nuisances. They appear to be deaf as adders. Accident.?As the hose reel of the Colum bia Fire Company was passing along Pennsyl vania avenue last night, during the alarm of fire, it was run ag-iinst by a man who was riding a race with another. The horse was thrown and hurt, a wL*?ol of the hose carriage smashed, a lad named Throop injured severely about the head and l'acc. and Mr John B. Bryan, a member of the fire company, badly hurt. The rider was thrown from the horse, but recovered immediately, and was off before an officer had an opportunity to him under the corporation law. Tho cost of the repairs necessary to be done to the hose reel will be'about sixty dollars. The Excursion, yesterday, of the Young Catholic s Fri< ud Society is represented to us as having been trul^ a pleasant affair, and the company at the White House on that occa sion larger probably than any other during the present season. Two boats were necessary to oonvey the pleasurers to and from that pop ular place of resort?the last one not return ing uutil midnight. Dancing to the musio of a fine band, swinging, eating, and singing, were the principal amusements. Quite a hand some sum was realized in aid of the benevo lent objects of the society. Yesterday Evening, while a party of three ladies and a gentleman were enjoying them selves ath a ride in tho northwestern part of the city?the weather pleatant and the road excellent?the front of the carriage came out with so loud a crash as to alarm persons living in the neighborhood for their safety. They, however, sustainedlno personal damage, and, rather than risk their lives in the shattered vehicle, preferred to walk home, a distance of near'y a mile. A sad nx?There is probably no gentleman who would not consider himself in a bad fix if, in traveling through the country with his wife and sister, putting up at the principal hotels, "driving round in style1' at all the fa vorite places of resort, he should find that he had forgotten his financial arrangements, and had his baggage " collared" in default of pay ing his board bill. A case of this sort recently occurred in Washington, much to the dis pleasure of the landlord. Alarm or Fire.?Last night. about 9o'clock, the alarm bells at the engine-houses were ringing, and the firemen were out from the various sections of the city looking for the cause of alarm. Finally they ascertained that it ?as eausmi by the explosion of a quantity of eamphene, with which a gentleman, who resides at the corner of Seventh and E streets, was filling a lighted lamp in an upper room of his dwelling No damage was done except to the gentleman, who was burnt by the blasng fluid Eastess District.?Justice Bates disposed of the following oases to-day Win. Murphy and Patrick Harvey, for assault and battery on Dennis 0 Neil and wife, were sent to ja:l for curt; Mi hat I Kennedy, for creating a Cuisance, was fined and costs. Extra Attraction !?T. L. Floyd, (Miss Fanny,) of th? Kunkel Opera Troupe, will take a benefit tn-night, at Udd Fellow?' Hall, nrecenting a rich projramme. He will pro duce the new laughable farce of the " B!ack Statue, or the King of Clubs." The Well* Children, too, will sing some of their choicest ieces. The new and popular song of 4 Bob in around," ?ung by Mrs. W. J. Florence for a succession of twenty-four nights at the Holliday street Theatre, Baltimore, will be sung, en costume. by J. W. Adams. Alto gether, it is the richest bill of the season, and the popular artist will doubtless be greeted with an overflowing house. As Exciting Scene was witnessed at the White House wharf yesterday, and which, for a time, interrupted the festivities of the com pany attending the Young Catholics' Friend Society's excursion to that place. It was oc casioned by a boy, aged seven years, a son of Mr. O'Me&ra, falling into the water; ho hav ing been running without taking heed to his ways. A colored man named William Ford, who fortunately happened to be near by at the time of the accidcnt. at the risk of bis own life, saved that of tho child, and restored him to his parents, in a dripping condition to bo sure, but nevertheless uninjured in body. It may be conceived that the joy of the company was great, in consequence. This was the only event that interrupted the delightful pro ceedings. ?? [COMMUNICATED. Clement L. West, Esq.?The numerous friends of this young architect feel a more than ordinary gratification in the very hand some compliment paid to his genius and talent, by the faculty of Princeton College, in confer ring upon him the degree of A. M. It is the meed of merit well bestowed. His unobtru sive manners, quiet deportment, and gentle manly bearing, evince, under all circum stances, tho substantial worth of the man, and promise a life of usefulness to his country and of honor to himself. Aristides. Another Excursion.?The George Wash ington Club, a band of young men of our sis ter city of Georgetown, advertise an excursion to the White House and a pic nic, oil Wednes day tho 15th instant, as will be seen by refer ence to another column. The well-known character of the club is a sufficient guarantee that everything will be done by them to ren der the trip pleasant and agreeable. A Pleasant Resort.?Mr. Charles Light becker has leased the Spring Garden, formerly Favier's, on M street, between Seventeenth and eighteenth street*, and. by enterprise and personal attention, promises to make it a plea sant resort. John Dougherty was this morning commit ted to jail by Justice Clarke, in default of se curity for peace; his offence consisted of an assault with a hatchet on a Mr. Smith, a keep er of a livery stable. [COMMUMCATF.D. An Anonymous Vocalist.?Mr. Editor: Gratitude for favors received induces the writer to say that the part of the First Ward iii which he resides has been tho fortunate theatre of some of the sweetest song?, sung in inimitable taste, in the quiet hour of summer : evening, under Heavcn'scanopy, by one who.?e modesty, in keeping himself unkuown, indi cates his unconsciousness of his high attain ment in the cultivation of his extraordinary musical powers. Excited yet by the memory of f'le th-illins influence produced last evening by the song. " John Anderson my Joe,1' the writer deeun himself to have apprehended, to some degree, the rapture under which the poet was moved to declare? '? Music hath eliarms to srothe the savage breast, To soften Tocks, or bend the knotted oak " In his early life, ;he writer, under youth's vivid impressions, has listened to '? Phillips." "Nicols." and other operatic stars on the American stage, and to "Mario" ahd other. of recent date, but no one of them all, in the power tocaptivate and carry away the feeling* of the auditor, was equal to our unkuown vocalist, who has for several seasons conferred delight on one resident at least in Eighteenth Strhet. The Soiree and Pic-nic of the B?>onc Club on Tuesday night at the Spring Gardens, (late A. Favier's.) now kept by C. Leightbeker, was a most delightful affair f the kind, a represented to us. The arrangements were all admirable; the dancing was on a large floor constructed in the open air for the par ticular purpose, and th'?ge who like to shake the "Jight fantastic toe" had ample opportu nity of doing so. The music. Fischer's Band, was admirable, the refreshments excellent, and the hostess, in the absence of h?r husband, proved herself not only willing but perfectly able to provide for the wi>hes of her gue-ts on such an occasion, and contributed much to the universal hilarity.. The fair sex particularly enjoyed themselves, many of them till broad daylight, and went home, escorted by their beaux in the morning. Success to the Boone Club, and abundant success to the Leight beckers in their enterprise. * Watch Returns.?There were, last night, several lodgers at the guard-house, who were discharged at an early hour this morning. The only case for trial was Thomas Harris, colored, who, for profanity, was seat to the workhouse for thirty days. GEORGETOWN CORRESPONDENCE. Georgetown, August 10. 1955. We tave heard nothing since our letter oi Tuesday from the break upon tho canal, neai Mercersville. We presume, however, that thi damage is very nearly repaired, as tho Chiel Engineer gave it as his opinion that iteould certainly be rendered passable in ten days oi two weeks from the time the accident occurred. It may b? possible that some of the Cumber land boats have received information of its being nearly or quite completed, as we saw several of them bound up this morning. Judson Mitchell, Esq.. was nominated last night by the Know Nothings for tho vacant seat in the Board of Aldermen. This is the current rumor this morning, and ad it comes from members of that party, we presume it is correct. Mr. M. is an active and energetic business man. and would doubtless make a very excellent corporation legislator. We think, however, thai if both parties are true to themselves?that is, if the opponents of Know Nothingism are as thoroughly organ ised as the Know Nothings, and give to Mr. Beall the same undivided support that will be given to Mr M by those who have nominated him?there can be no doubt as to the final re sult. We are pretty well satisfied, from all we can learn, ihat the Know Nothings do not count among their membership over two hun dred and thirty to fifty votes, and as the whole vote of the town is nearly, if not quite, six hundred, a united effort upon the part of the friends of Mr. Bjall will secure his eluetion by a handsome majority. Messrs. Amy A hhinn has purchased of^Ir. William Emert. the property now occupied by them as a mineral water and bottliug de pot, for Sl.bOO. This property fronts 80 feet on Green, and 100 feet on Olive streets, and was purchased by Mr. E., a few years since, if we mistake not, for S1.0U0. The enterpri sing gentlemen who have just purchased it. intend, at some future day, greatly toinprovc the premises by enlarging, and building high er the houses, so as to give them two good dwel lings, in addition to thair bottling establish ment, which will occupy the cellar and first floor. The flour market remains verv quier, stock, receipts and sales very light. Held this morn ing at $9a$9.12J for new and old. The re ceipts of wheat are unusually light for the season. This is owing, we are informed by the larmers, to the want of suitable weather for getting it out. The continuation of wot weather has prevented most of them irotn doing any thing of moment r.s yet. Prices have advanced from 5 to 8 cents ; selling this morning at $1 80a$187* for white, and SI.75 aS1.80 for red. Corn 90c. A cargo of oat* offered yesterday at 40 cents ; not sold . Spectator. ty A German, on Monday, performed the feat of drinking sixty mugs of lager biejr suc cessively, in Jersey City, for a wager. The Sentinel thinks the proprietor of a saloon win w^uld tolerata such a beastly exhibition, should be arrested for cruelty to animals, ICTThf Marble Hall Clothing Emporium Browns' Hotel Building, offer unusual induce ments to purchasers of Ready-made Clothing for Gentlemen and Hoys' wear. In order to present our customers with a stock of Goods not to be equalled for the coming seasons.our present stock or Coats, Vests ^nd Pantaloons will be sold at pri ces that cannoyaU to please. Cashmer*tt, Drap l)e Kta, Cassimeres,.Alpaca, Drillings, Linens, Marseilles, 4c., of superiorcut and workmanship. au9 NOAII WALKER & CO. CT" Letter from Hon. John Minor Botts, ?f Virginia. Richmond, July?, 1855. Messrs. VVm. 8. Beers & Co : Gents?Consider ations of duty to the afflicted alone prompt me to send you this voluntary testimonial to the great value of "Carter's Spanish Mixture," for that almost incurable disease. Scrofula. Without being disposed or deeming it necessary to go into the particulars of the case, 1 can say that the astonishing results that have been pro duced by the use of that medicine on a member of my own family, and under my own observation and superintendence, after the skill of the best physicians had been exhausted and all th* usual remedies had failed, fully justify me in recom mending Its use to all who may be E.JTering from that dreadful malady. I do not mean to say that it Is adapted to all constitutions, or that it will afford the same relief in all cases; for, of course, I can know nothing about that?but of what I have seen of the effects, I would not hesitate to use it, in any and every case of Scrofula, with persons for whom I felt an interest, or over whom I could exercise influence or control. Respectfully, yours, J?o. M. Botts. Ayer'o Cathartic Pills.?Ptlls that art Pills!?Prof. HayIs. State Chemist of Massa chusetts, says they are the best of all Pills, and an nexed are the persons who certify that Dr. llaycs knows, viz: Lemuel Shaw, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Mass. P^mory Washburn, Governor of Mass. W. C. Plunkett, Lieut. Gov. Mass. Edward Everett, Ex-Sec. of State and Sena tor U. S. Robert C. Winthrop, Ex-Speaker House of Reps., U. S. A. Abbott Lawrence, Minister Plenipo. to Great Britain. f Johs B. Fitzpatricx, Catholic Bishop of Boston. MEN THAT ARE MEN ! Among the diseases this Pill has cured with as tonishing rapidity, we may mention Costiveness, Bilious Complaints, Rheumatism. Dropsy, Heartburn, Headache arising from a foal StomaVh, Nausea, Indigestion, Morbid inaction of the Bowels and pain arising*herefroin, Flatu lency, Loss of Appetite, all Ulcerous and Cutane ous Diseases, which require an evacuant medicine. Scrofula or King's Evil. They also by purifying the blood and stimulating the system, cure many omplaints which it would not be supposed they < ould reach; such as Deafness, Partial Blindness. Neuralgia and Nervous Irritability, Derangement ?>f the Liver and Kidneys, Gout,' and other kin dred complaints arising from a low state of the l>od y or obstructions of its functions. TLey are the best Purgative Medicine ever discovered, and you will but need to use them once to know it. Prepared by DR. J. C. AYER, Lowell, Mass., and sold by every respectable druggist. Sold bv Z D. GILMAN, Washington, O. M LI NTH I CUM, Georgetown; JAMES COOK A CO., Fredericksburg. je 17?Mm JCT Premiums at the Fairs?WhitehnrstV till in the ascendant.?The juries of each of the late fairs at Baltimore. R ichmond, and New York, awarded their hightest premiums to J. H . W. for 'heir superiority of Photographs, Stereoscopes and 1 >aguereotvpes exhibited Mr. W. also received two medals at the World's Fair, London, and a premium at Crystal Palace, New York. Also, the first awards of the Maryland Institute for three years past Whitehurst's Gallery in this city is on Pa. ave nue, betweeen Four-ahd-a-half and Sixth streets. f?b 17 lU~ Dr. Iloofland'g Celebrated German ? litters.?Weak, nervous, depressed In spirits, end a prey to innumerable mental, as we'.l as r>hy sical evils, the victim to dyspepsia, is indeed an object of commisseration. Yet it is absurd fo il'm to despair. We care not how weak. low. nervous, and irritable he may be. the cordial prop erties of HOOFLAND'S GERMAN BITTERS, prepared by Dr. C. M. Jackson, Philadelphia, are Wronger than the many-headed monster, which is preying upon his body and mind; and if he tuooses to try them, we will insure a speedv cure. See advertisement. je 7?3m fry" Z. D. Oilman. Druggist, hrs removed to 628 Seventh street, opposite the Patriotic iiank. and is now prepared to till all orders for Medici'te Paints, Oil and Glass on accommodating terms Strict attention will be paid to physician's pre scriptions at aP hoars of the day and night. The isistht bell Is on the right of the store door. up 14 MARRIED. On the 31st July, at Rock Creek Church, D C . by the Rev James A. Buck. Mr. CHARLES \\ DAVIS and Miss RUTHA R. GLADMON. DIED. In Georgetown, on the 7th instant. JOSEPH M., the second son of Basil M and Llizabetb A. Burrows, aged 2 years and 8 months. In Norfolk, Va , onthetrth instant, Miss MAR CELLA E. McCANN.aged 16 years. In Norfolk. Va., on the 7th Instant. Mr WIL LIAM HOWARD, in the 7(ith year of his age. VCARD.?The subscriber informs his friend, and the public that he is now able to attend tc h's business He can be found at his old stalls Centre Market, ready to wait on them, as he always has done heretofore. The best of BEEF always on hand. JNO. WALKER, jy25?tf Victualler. SILVER WARE. HSEMKEN, 330 Pa. avenue, between 9th and ? loth streets, offers his large stock of puie Silver Ware, consisting of Coffee and 'lea Sets, complete, Sugar Bowls, Creain Goblets, Cups! Snoons and Forks, and a magnificent assortment or richly chased fancy silver ware suitable for gifts, at reduced prices. Persons in want of any of the above articles are invited to call Being mostly of our own manufacture, we war rant it sterling. Silveiware of any design made to order at short notice. Particular attention is paid in get ting up Testimonials, Premiums, Ac. au 1?tr SOUTHERN Ql'AKTERLA REVIEW for ?5 July, 1855. Contents: International Law, The Jesuits Russia, Lamartlne Chief Justice Taney on Usury Peter the (ireat. Countess of Blesslngton Homeopathy, Copper in the U. S. Massachusetts, Critic isms,fc&c. Subscription, per annum, au 2 FRANCK TAYLOR. ^JHIRTS?SHIRTS.?We ha^e just received ^ a large and line assortment of Gentlemen 's best quality white and colored Shirts, which we will aispose of at the lowest New Y ork prices. WALL Sl STEPHENS, 322 Pa. a\Teuue, next door to Iron Hall au 2?tf MARY LYNDON; or, Revelations of a Life A Visit to the camp before Sebastopol New Hope; or, the Rescue. A tale of the Great Kanawha The Watchman, by the author of the Lamplighter Doesticks Cleve Hall, a new work, by Miss Sewell ^ The Heiress of llaughton Trial and Triumph, or firmness in the household, by T. S. Arthur The latest London Papers All the newest and most popular works constant ly on hand and for sale at JOE SHILLINGTON'S, Odeon Building, corner 4# st. and Pa av. an 1?tf CLOCKS!(LOCKS! IF vou want a good honest Clock?ore that will always give vou the correct time, diop in at <i FRANCIS. 490 Seventh street. He has Clocki that cannot be excelled?bandsome and good tiin* keepers. He sells low, and every Clock is war ranted. jy 21 SELECT CLASSICAL AND MAT HEM AT ICAL ACADEMY. THE duties of this Institution will be resumed on Monday, September 3d. The number of scholars being limited early applications from the former patrons of the School are particularly re quested The Principal can be seen at his residence, No &4 West street, Georgetown., on and after the 20th August. Terms: Per juarter, of 11 weeks, $12 50. French and Drawing extra. au 7?eotf P A. BOWEN, Principal. CURE FOR HOT WEATHER. ARNY'S ICE CREAMS, CAKE, and WA TKR ICES, for which he was awarded a Medal by the Metropolitan Mechanics' Institute, is highly recommended for the above. Will be sent to any part of the District free of charge Send your orders to 84 Bridge St., Georgetown, jy 2?eotf ' * CEMENT, PLASTER HAIR, tc. Also, constantly on hand a splendid article of Cement* Plaster, Hair, Ac., all of which we are selling very cheap. LAWTON P HOOVER, Potomac Lime Kilns one square south of fhe LfAver Bridge, near Georgetown. jy 16 -eoffw (Intel,Organ,Union) B LANK BOOKS of all kinds and sizes for sale at una iu&lly low prices jy ** FKANCK TAYLOK. WANTS. WANTED TO RENT?A TWO or three * ?{ory brick Home, containing 7 or 3 rooms, with gas, good yard, Ao Location between 11th (ind 15th, and F and K streets. Address Box 546 Post Office.^ au 10 it# "117" AN TED?A SITUATION BY A YOUNG " lady as drew* maker, who fully understands her business. Would have no objection to the country. Please address -'Miss Emily Colver,-' City Post Office. au 10?2t? WANTED?A LADY HAVING FURNI tllre complete for a house, wishes to r^nt it to rent it to some gentleman in office,wi>6~ Is de sirous of keeping house, for the board of two in the family, or will be pleased to board a family on the mo?t moderate terms at her house. Address '?C B II," City Post Office. Also, an intelligent and active youth wishes a situation in a store. au 9?2t# WANTED IMMEDIATELY ?BRICKMA kers, Off-bearers. Temperers and Laborers, to go in th- country. Enquire at No. 61 North A street. Capitol Hill, at 7 o clock p m. on Friday the Kith instant THOMAS E. KIRKLEY au 9?2t# WANTED-A SMALL, RESPECTABLE, convenient House, in a good neighborhood, either in Georgetown or Washington. The ten ant will be punctual and probably permanent, and will take possession in October. Also, a respectable middle aged woman as housekeeper and seamstress; services required im mediately. Address "L," at this office, jy 23?2awtf _ WrANTED?EVERYBODY TO KNOW that they can get a lot 24 feet front bv 131) feet deep, for the low price of f 75?payable S3 a month without interest. Apply at the Union Land Office 7th street, above Oda Fellows' Hall. ap 28?(">m JOHN FOX, Sec. BOARDING. BOARDING ?MRS. DUVALL,No Penn sylvania avenue, opposite Brown's Hotel, has several large and desirable rooms, suitable for families or single gentlemen, which she will rent with board at moderate prices. She can also ac commodate six or eight table boarders. Jy 30?tf Boarding?mrs. m. c. greer. N0.560 Pennsylvania avenue, near the Capitol, has everal large and desirable rooms, suitable for r'imiiies or single gentlemen, which she will rent .vith or without board, at moderate prices. Also, ransient boarders can be accommodated with roard bv the day or meal Her table is at all time supplied with the best the market can afford, an 8?eo2w (Bait Sun) Board. Ac ?mrs. bates,on the s w. corner of Pennsylvania avenue and 9th street, s prefiared to accommodate gentlemen with rooms, vith or without board. Every effort will be made ro render those comfortable who may favor her villi their patronage. ap6?tf FOR SALE AND RENT. I^OR RENT?A FURNISHED ROOM, suit I able for a single gentleman The loci ion is /??rv conv? nient. being in the immediate vicinity ?filiePubli: Departments. n?ar the PresIdtat's Mansion*. For aa apply at 216 Pa. avenue, au III?eo3t* ]}OOMS FOR RENT?A PARLOR AND iV >f\v al v?*rv pleasant furnished Chambers for ent, i;i a new brick house. Also, a small frame House for rent or for sale, ritlegood. Apply to E K. LUNDY, au i No. 46 Louisiana avenue. J,Hiu SALE-A VERY DESIRABLE BUS I. in^ss stand ?That three-story brick building ontaining a store, and conveniently arranged dwelling. with larje lot. situated in the central >art of me city, a few doors north of Pa. avenue, o>i 11tli stre< t To per on< desirous of obtaining a valuable and >erm:tnert I usiness location, or to capitalists seek ig pr<?flt th> investment in projierty which is .early increisint; in value, it offers a rare induce ment to purchase. For terms, which will be accommo fating, ap ply to J. C. HcGUIRE, aug 7?lw# Auctioneers. For sale?two hundred LOTS. Price ?75 each. Two years' credit, or 10 per cent. disco int for cash. Apply at the Union Land Office. 7th street, abeve Odd fellows' Hail, jy 2??3in j*OR SALE?THAT LARGE AND WELL built Frame Dwelling House, with a brick iiient, No. 416. situated on the ta.*t side of < 'h street. between w and G. containing 10 rooms, with pori h and pantry in the rear. For terms, which will be easy, applv to CHARLES F. \VOuD. 143 Ninth street, between E and F sis. jy 17?eolf RKNT ? FOUR NEW AND CONVE "ieut ISiiclc Houses, brown mastick fronts, containing j>ailor? with marble mantels, dining r>om, kitehi n, servant's room, and live chambers ' j'h, and situated on ThirUenth street. Island, i.'ar the public grounds, convenient to Pennsylva nia avenue and the Departments. Rent very mod * rate. Apply at R. H. Clarke's office, corner of . ixth street and Louisiana avenue, or at D. II. ciarki's Drug Store, Eleventh street, Island, mar 6?wtf b J^OR R ENT?THE THREE STORY STO R E ? and Dwelling, No -^6 Bridge street. George town, ?o long occupied as Emmert's Confection ery. Apply to ARNY, next door. my 25?la wtf D ENTS REDUCED TO SUIT THE TIMES, i ^ ?150 a year will be rec eived fcr the rent of ihose new and convenient Cottages at Kendall i.'recn, with two acres of ground, stable, wood sned, and other con venletices attached l'umpsof pure water are near the door, and communication !- had with Georgetown by way of H and Seventh strcels and Pennsylvania avenue, morning and af '? rr,of>n. at the usual fare, for the accommodation uC clerks in the Departments. To secur ? the advantage of this <rreat reduction.4 <. f rent, immediate application must be made to the undersigned, either by letter or at his house at Kendall tiieen, after office hours, where the keys may be hai' and the houses inspected at any time. '.*evt ral cf these residences will be sold on libe ral tern-s. WM. STICKNEY, No. 4, Kendall Greea. N. B.?Rents paid qua.terly ia advance. ap 2?ectf CH)t RF.NT?A HOUSE, containing 7 rooms, * In a flue location, where there is a good open ing for a small select school. School Room Fur Uiture with some other for sale. Enquire at 396 C street. au2?eo.'w |>RIVATE SALE ?SEVERAL FRAME A Houses, suitable for large or small families, containing from 4 to 10 rooms each, on square ^cuth of Square 516, l>etween 4th and 5 th streets, and fronting Massachusetts avenue and I street. Terms made easy. Enquire on said square at No 981. au 4?eotf CH)R SALK?THE UOOD WILL AND FIX 1/ turns of a Bakery, now doing a fair business? a good stand and a low rent. Any energetic i>er son could, in a short tijne, nearly double the bus iness. Good reasons liven for wishing to sell. For address apply aiihe Star Office, au??WThS3t* IO T S FOR SAL E.?TWO OR THREE good Building Lots in a rapidly improving luiticaborhood for sale on re* y irs' credit Apply to J. H. DRURY. Jy -ii-tf I^OR SALE ?A SMALL FRAME HOUSE and Lot, No. 50 Louisiana avenue, Washing ton. It presents a rare opportunity to a perron wishing to make a good Investment. Also, a three-rtory Brick House and Lot, No. 57 High street, Georgetown, Lot 26 feet front by 16V fett deep; will be sold low and on a long credit. Applv at 46 Louisiana avenue. Jy 20?tf ^ O R REN T?A TWO-STORY FRAME F H'nise, with basement, situated on Prospect Hill, Georgetown, commanding a beautiful view of the Potomac river. Apply to T. O. Donnoghue near the Catholic Church, or R. H. Trunnel, No. 73 Frederick street, Georgetown, D. C. Jy m L-SOR RENT?SEVERALHANDSOMEPAR I? lors and Chambers, with Board. ? Also. Table and Transient Board. Inqtnre at Mrs. SMITH'S, 233 F street. ap 9?tf GENTLEMEN'S UNDERGARMENTS. UTE have a large and fine assortment of Silk, Gauze, Merino and Cotton Undershirts, lin en and cotton Drawers, White and colored Shirts, Hosiery, Ac., which we are now offering at very low prices. WALL A STEPHENS, 322 Pa. ave., next door to Iron Hall, jy 11?tf fNewrs] WHITE COFFEE.?Sixty bags prime white Coffee just received and for sale by au6?eo3t MURRAY A SEMMES^ SCHUTTER fc KAHLERT, ARTISTS, FRESCO, DECORATIVE, and /V every description of O R N A M E N T A L PAINTING. Orders left with Baldwin and Nennlng, Archi tects. corner Penn. avenue and llth street, will be promptly attended to Jy 11?lm* Metropolitan Railroad Of Ace, j Gso&ostowk, August 1, 1?&5. j THE feocond Annual Report of the President and Directors is now ready for distribution. Stockholders can be supplied by calliag on the So retarv or sending their address through ih post office J W DEEBLE, Stc. ku :j? law3w AtTCTTd* SALES. By Gfcf.F.!* A SCOTT. Aaetion**?. Extensive sale or TAttAil.E Balidlnc L*ti l?ptt<*l H'" ?! A?r lion On THURSDAY, the lfth instant, w? ,hal1 *11. la front of the P???r? * * In CrJ^.^hdivWoo' &^%S?a^3d sT!Su lit' 16 to I) feet front each ?.n S b? feet to an .Uey. Jbeyar^h^ somely located, and present m*"\| persona wishing to purchasegood bu ldliag 1<:>. Term*: One Tourth cash ; balance in <5. 1-and 18 months, for notes bearing interest. A deed given and a deed of trust taken. Title indisputable. GREEN A SCOTT, an 10?A Auctioneers. By GREEN A SCOTT, Auctioneers. VALUABLE BUILDING LOT AT ALT* tion On TUESDAY, tbe 14th instant. we shall sell. In front of the premises, st 6 o'clock P m , Lot No 31, in Square No 387, fronting 25 ft on D street g-nith, between 9tb and 10th sts west, tunning bark 120 feet to athirt\ feet alley, contain ing 3 000 *qua*e feet. This lot Is hs dsome>y lo cated. and offers an excellent opportunity U. anv ner?on waiting a building lot in a pleasant neigh bor^ od and Idmost in the immediate viclnitv of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The street is ^'Terms" One-third cash ; balance In ?, IS and 15 months, for notes bearing interest A deed given and a deed of trust taken_ * GR KEN A SCOTT. au 9 Auctioneer!. By GREEN A SCOTT, Auctioneers. Two-story frame mouse a lot at Aactloa?On MONDAY, the l*b Inst we shall sell, in front of the premises, at o elk p m., west part of Lot No. 2, in Cabot's subdi vision of Square 077. fronting 12 feet on north O. between North Capitol and 1st streets east, wub the improvements, which are a gocd two story Frame H^use, Ac. Title indisputable. . , ... Terms: One half cash; the balance in f? and12 months, the purchaser to give notes t<t tne de ferred payments, bearing interest from the day ol the sale. ... .. . A de?"d given and a deed of trust taken The purchaser will be required to pay down $20 when the property is knocked off GREEN A SCOTT, an 9?d Auctioneers By JAS. C. McGUlRE. Auctioneer. l^PLEXDID CARRIAGE-HORSE, FINE Ij French t oupee, baudsome double seated flugoy, SiuJh and Double Hurnpiit On FRIDAY afternoon, August 10, at 5 o'clock, in front of the Auction Rooms, 1 shall sell, without reserve? One line large gray carriage horse, seven years old, of superior style and action; and works kindly In single or double harness One handsome French Coupee One splendid two-seated buggy wagon Single and double silver-p'ated harness Buffalo Robe, Saddle and Bridle Cutting Box, Ac. ? The above ar*> the property of a foreign minister who is leaving the countrv, and will positively be sold. Terras cash. J. C. McGUlRE, an 6- d Auctioneer. By GREEN A SCOTT, Auctioneers. BUILDING LOTS at Auction.? On FRI DAY, loth inst., at 6 o'cl'k. we shall sell, in front of the premises, six handsome building l-ots Nos. J, 18. 1?, 14, 12, and 3, in sq iare No ?>!*, having a front on south Capitol street, U tween south"k and I. streets. twentv-six feet each. run ning back 101 feet 4 inches, containing 2,712 feet 8 inches each. Title indisputable. Terms: One third cash ; balance In 6. 12. ar.d 18.month*, for notes bearing Interest from the day of the sale ? "*q, A deed given and a deed of trust tSferti. UREEN A SCOTT, au 7 d Auctioneers. By WALL, BARNARD A Co.. Auctioneers. OALE OF A VEH Y VALUABLE NEGRO Slave On SATURDAY, the 11th of Au gust n^xt at 10 o'clock, we shall sell in front of >>ur Auction rooms, a very valuable slave named Da vid. S id slave Is twenty-two years old, of very robust frame, and is perfectly heaithly. Terms at sale. WALL, BARNARD A Co. au 3?d [Intell] Auctioneers. Bv JAS. C. McGUlRE, Auctioneer. TRUSTEE'S SALE OF A VALUABLE Farm, situated at Ball's Cross Koads.? Bv virtue of two deeds of trust, duly made and re corded among tbe land records for Alexandria county, Virginia, and by instructions from the parties l?ter< steel, thesubscrib*r will sell at public auction en*. SA TU R DA\ , August 11th. at 4 o clock r M.,at the auction rooms, a valuable tract of land, containing 122 acre-,, adjoining Ball's Cro.-s Roads, said trart being a pe>rtion of the 4* Glebe Farm," fi>rmerlv e?wned b? lien. J 1* Van Ne*s. It is proposed to divide the farm into four lo's. each containing a fair proportion of open and wo-nl land, and to be sold separately, with the right to cne-half the growing crop. One of the lots, con taining 31 aeres, has a good substantial farm house ?overseor's dwelling, barn, and otuer ouT butldings on it. A plat of the subdivision may be seen at the Auction Rooms. Terms : One-fourth cash; the residue in twelve aud eighteen months, with interest, secured by a deed of trust on the premises. JAS C McGUlRE, Jy 31?eoAds Auctioneer. Bv GREEN A SCOTT, Auctioneers IHTE^SIVE SALE OF CARRIAGES, J i onebmakers' and Blacksmith*' Tool-. Lumber, Shop Fixture*, ?ec., at Auction.? On TUESDAY, the 2lst instant, we shall sell, commencing at 10 o'clock a m., at the C"a< b Factory of Alessrs. Haslup and \W-edin. at the* corner "of 9th and C stree s, Immediately west of the Centre Market^Washlngton, all the stock in the establishment, viz: An assortment of Family Carriages. Coaches, Buggies all well finished in the best style Several unfinished and second-hand Carriages, * Buggies* Also, the stock of Lumber, which Is well sea soned; such as Spokes, Hubs, Fellows, finl-hed and unfinished. Carriage and But^gy Wheels; hickory, ash and cherry in the plank ? A large lot of Coach makers' Tools, Benches and Vices A large lot of Tools in Blacksmith's shop. Bel lows, Anvils, Paints and Painting Apparatus A large lot of Iron and Springs for Carriages With many other articles which we deem un necessary to enumerate The above mentioned stock will positively be sold to the highest bidder Terms: Under $50 cash; over >50 a credit of 2, 4, and o months, for notes satisfactorily en dorsed, bearing interest. UREEN A SCOTT, au 3?eods Auctioneers. MARSHALL'S SALE. IN virtue of writ of F iere Fat ia< Issued from the Clerk's ofilce of the Circuit Court of tbe Dis trict of Columbia for the county of Washington, and to me directed. 1 shall expose to public sale for cash, on MONDAY, the 27th of August next at the ft.iBt of the Court House door at 11 o'cloc* M., the following property, viz : All that piece <?r parcel ef ground lying and being In the cltv of Washington. and known on tbe plat of said city as the wast half of square No. 753, being lots No 4, 5,8,7,8,9. 10,-11, 12, 13,14, and 13 In said square No. 753. together with all and singular the Improvements thereon ; seized and levied upon as the property of James Crutchett, and sold to satisfy judicial No. 58 to October term 1851, In favor of Charles N. Noell and Henry Decoursey J D HOOVER, Marshal for the District of Columbia au 2?d20t MARSHAL'S SALE. IN virtue of a writ of Fiere Facias issued from the Clerk's oflice of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia for the county of Washington and to me directed. I shall expose to public sale for cash on MONDAY, tbe 27th day of August next, at the front of the Court House door a? 12 o'clock M . the following property, viz : All that part of lot No. 13, In square No TtrJ, for the said part of said lot at tbe northeast corner of said square, and running thence north westwardly with the line of Pennsylvania Avenue 22 feet, thence south westwar'.Hy*87 feet, together withal, and singular the improvements thereon, seized and levied upon as the property of Horatia R. Merry man, ana sold to satisfy Judicial No. 70. to Octo ber term 1654, in favor of Peter H Hooe A Co. J D HOOVER Marshal for the District of Columbia, au 3? YOUNG LADIES'CLASSICAL INSTITUTE, 400 E street, betirten 5th Sffc, (Removed from No. tf Indiana avenue.) STEPHEN H M1RICK, A M , Prihcipal. THE next Academic year of this School, (form erly under the care of Rev. R. W Cushman. D. D., out fo< the last two years in charge of the present Principal,) will commence Monday, Sep tember 10, 1855. Experienced teachers are em ployed in every department Every branch of a solid and ornamental education is taught, and di plomas are given to those who complete the pre scribe<Lcourse Circulars, giving further information, can be ol> ralned at the bocknorns and by application to tb? Principal au ICE?ICE?ICE ! f^HARLES WERNER, on Pa avenue, eppo v> site Browns' Hotel, will keep, throughout the n, aii ample supply of PettiboiKi * beat ICE, which he will sell, on call, lu any q: antitlas, at the lowest possible rate*. i?ay dtSep 90 REPORTED FOR The Alabama UolTeOHKBT, Aug. 8.?TkiltMi c O.C **? give Shortridge (AiwricM) for Governor I,W majority. (SECOND DI*PATC?.J Mostgom eev, Aug. 8.?Returns from following counties bare been rw?ived : Anericu Dijoritlti for Governor thelby, 630; Bibb. Z&, Greene, 40S; Tuscaloosa, 1 000; Ma on. 560?total, I,7?. Democratic majorities- Chamber*, 000, Wil cok, 100; Talladega. 2i0; Jefferson. V*. Coo?a, 400; Barber, (reported, but doubtful,) ?60? total. 2.660 Duwdell. (dem.,) i? elected U> Cocgre? in the Third district by 400 majority M05T?0MEET, Ang. 9-The following addi tional returns were reoeired V>-daj. American majorities for Gorernor Monr ?* county, 160, Baldwin, 160; Mobile, 6C0. Lowndes, 200; Butler, 126?total l,M*. Demoorati" Majorities: Tallapo?*a, 259, Clarke, 162?total 401. From the above it appears that Shortndge it ahead of his opponent 1,012. Xxploaion of a Cargo of Fawdar. 5ew York. August 10 ?Advices from Santa Martha, South America, state tint on the 11th j of July the brig Velocity, hence, with a carg^ of powder took fire aod blew up. The vessel was a total loss, but all the lives were saved Probable Deelenaioa of Mr Dawson Philadelphia, Aug. 10.?lion. J. L. Daw son passed through Pituburg yesterday oc his return from the lakes. He announced to his friends there that his present purpose wv to JecliDe the appointment as Governor of tat* saa. Arrival of the Jameatowm. New Yore. Aug. 10 ?The steamer James town. from Richmond, arrived here last even ing at 6 o'clock. Few Yerk Markets. New Yore. Aug. 10 ?Cotton is rtiffer. but not qu?>tably higher. Flour is a trifle hi^.usr: <.ile* of 10 600 bb's. good Ohio at S-8.60*$f: Sou*hern is heavy at previous r?-tes. Wheat i? a tfifle higher; snlesof? 000 hushfls, S ?uth ?rn white at 52 60. red *2 Corn is h tn?le higher ; sales of 22.000 bushels miE"d at -iSo t'urk id firm ; sales of mess at Sltl 62aS10 6S. Baltimore Markets. Baltimore, Angust 10 -The flour market ha* somewhat improved since yesterday morn inir with * more active demand. Bel-* of .. 7S. ?nd City MM. .. i- *. The receipts of grtts ?f? tur. chanced?eood to pn;pe h7 ? S?1 S5a?1.93. Corn-?yellow 9i.t2eta; white 9?ay6. Stock Market. New Yore, August 10?Stocks heve ad vanced. Money is unchanged . *,CW, Central. 51 02; Heading. 97: CumWHan I C ?al Coinpary Pennsylvania Coa* Compa .y, 51.06; Canton. GEORGE F. RID WELL 41 CO., DEALEES TU ALL KINDS OF COALS AND WOOD. FHOD1TEHNTR STREET, (W*'t' F-***? tin E*?tw House.) have now on Land every article in tbeir line, wbfc-h will l?e ?old at pr*** to suit the tl ae? They solicit a *ha"e of p-ibllc patronatre. pied^ln^ themselves to pive sati* v tion to Jl ?, N B ?A cargo of White and Red Knh Coal | (afleaO will be*>ld low If ordered from the wharf jy 20?eel me K " hTITi xdsley, VEALEE IK R2AL ESTATE AND LANE WAF"?NTS. SAINT PAUL, M1N. TERRITORY Lands* bought and soi dthrough OUT THE TERRITORY Taxe* paid. Collection" made. Draft* casb'-d, and the highest P-ices given for I.and W arrant* Govern meat Land* loratni with much "*re and if desired, the profits and loeaes -hared *<jur..v at ihe expiration of live year* The I .and at that time to be *old. unless otherwise agreed upon and one half of the current value -f the \% arrant at ? Le time of entry, and half of thr eipe?i*e of locating to be deducted from the subscriber*" inter**!. I o person* wi>hiny to locate Warrant* entirely on their own account, the charge will be. Rw f?>rty acre* #15; eighty acre*. i 0*e--,^t|ufft"'/f sixty acre*, 8-5; and will ret rive with their t Je, a plat and description of the .i?d KKrEaascaa: Miexesota?Gov. Willis A Gorrosa; Ei Ojw Alex. Ramsev; Hon J T Ro**er. t*ec M Messrs Ames A Van Elte*, Attorne>* at Law, Messrs Morton A face. Wht ie?le Dnu^ists Haltiuobk?W P PrtwLro, Esq., Attorney at Law; Richard C Bowie, Ea^ t Com MertLai.t Messrs. Deur, Norris A Co ; Messrs Wahhihstos?Hon W W J*e?tmi ; Hon J. T Tower-. Mayor; H?n Judge J Br van, J C. C Hamilton, Esq.. Attorney at Law; l^l. ^ m Hit key; Col J Riley; Me*srs Taylor A ?launr, Messrs I^wls. Johnson A Co . Bankers; G. C. Grammar, Esq , President Patriotic Bank, jy 17?eo3m _ FIRST WARD LIVERY AND SALE STA BLES. IN announcing to the public of Washington that 1 have taken possessioa. by purchase, of the above Stables, on G street, near the War Department, (lately occupied ^ by A. Bchwart*.J ! wish to inform Jt\ them that It will be entirely conducted by rm%e!f, and that aU orders left upon the premie will He att>-tided to punctually with elegant CarrtaEe? and cartful drivers Tbe Rldin# * hool w-lU be con ducted bv a professional equestrian and perfectly docile horses ; having stated hour* for ladv equea trians. In private or public, a* they mav prefer Particular attention will be paid to hor?es kept at Livery In hi* establishment Perriin* requiring open barouches or fum:.y car riages ? an be satlstectorlly accomrtkodafHl. u weTl as those desirlug riding horses for ^eatiemeo ?rladle* FRlEDERECk LA REM EVER, jy 21?3m aK' COURT OF CLAIMS. THE undersigned will attend to anv bu?lnes* which mav be confided to him as a comn..? sioner appointed bv the Court of < iatn^ to talr^ testimony, or as an attorney and councilor < f -aid court, 'He may be found daily at the Capitol, in the room Immediately opposite the odioe of tLe clerk of the Court of Claims tv?*0\ au c?2aw3w JOHN 8. TiBON. ,a ~ ? ? OFFICIAL. Teeasttet DEPaETMEET, Aug J, 1855 Notice Is hereby given to holders of stork of the loan anthorlied bv the act of 1*46, redeemable on and after the 12th November, 1356, that the wbol? or any part of that stock will be puriha?ed bv tM? department at any time previous to the th No ve-nber nett. for which 3 per cent pre^r' im w..t oe paid in addition to tbe sumf expressed In the certificates. And to the holders of tbe stock* of the other loans of the UnVed States, tha' purcba esof tb? same to theamount of Hl.3lo.tsi0 will also lie made during the same perioa at tl?e following rate-i For stock of tne loan of 134'2. a pieinljiii of per cent; for stock if the loans of l?-i7 and Wo. a premium of 15 per cent ; and for stock l*J"ed un der the act of 1650. comm? ?lv called Texas-in demnity slock, a premium of 6 per cent I nterest will al*o be allowed, at the rate stlpu lated in the certificates, from the 1st Julv la* the day of settlement here, with one ua> in addi tion. to enable the Treasurer s draft to reach the 'J Certilcates transmitted to this department un der the p,esent notice should be dulv assigned to the United States by the party entitled to receive the purchase-money. A Payment foi these stocks will be made by drafts upon the assistant treasurer* at Boston. New N ork oi Philadelphia, as the partiea entitled to racelva tbe money may direct. JAMES GUTHRIE, a a 4?dtN ov? Secretary of tbe Treasury PURE ROSTOM ICE. 4 PLENTIFUL supply of*bo^ lndi.p?i_ A sable article wlU be kept on band 'hrousbout ???] lii. i?House, Fa aven i? fkmlaas mid plied in la-ja CLEMENT REYNOLD? N. B ?Chok* Wines. _?ln uers, Suppers, Ac., * usual, at sjioftast nouce. inee. Brandies Cii^rs. Ac. Dinners, Suppers, Ac., supplied in good style aa i - - - ?'ice. au i-eoui

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