Newspaper of Evening Star, August 18, 1855, Page 3

Newspaper of Evening Star dated August 18, 1855 Page 3
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EVENING STAR. w * 1 ?' ' ?. , ? ,j. , LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. Hard Km roa Items.?The correspondent of the New York Times, writing from tills city, nays: " The fever at Portsmouth and Norfolk bu produced a general panic along the Chesa peake and Potomac, and- those water courses communicating with the infected places. The terror has reached trex Washington, unques tionably one of the healthiest plaeee in the Union. There has been a general evacuation of the small towns below as for the mountains and the North?never has the political capi tal. within my recollection, been more com pletely deserted, and I cannot help perceiv ing that the fear of pestilence has its snare in driving away our residents, and keeping away visitors, though there never was less occasion for apprehension." The correspondent savs that "the (yellow fever) terror his reached even Washington," a remark which, to say the leait, has no foun dation in truth.. Instead of the <l fear of pes tilence" having '-its share in driving away its residents and keeping away visitors," our residents wbo have been away pleasuring are rap'dly returning, finding that, after all '?there is no place like home." The numbor ot'strangers arriving here is at least as large as durnjj any former long Congressional re oess. We believe with the correspondent, however, that 'there was never less occasion for apprehension." T?* Inquisition.?The following is anoffi eiM copy of the inquisition over the body of unknown man found drowned : Mo*t?obbby Cocbty, Mo., To WiT-An requisition taken at the thirteenth lock on the all!". * ??ont7 St*te aforesaid, on tSe 6th day of August. 1855, before me, John Offutt. one of the Justices of the aforesaid cuuUy and State, upon the view of the body 01 a man unknown, then and there lying dead. Upon the oath of William Hambletoc,Edward bteiner, Philip Gormley, Philip Deates, M C. Meigs, Aaron Burress, William Cffutt, John Gormley, William Bryan, W. Priestley. Philip Stone, W. N Offutt. N. A. Offutt and John helan. good and lawful men of the county aforesaid, who being sworn on the Holy Evan gely of the Almigaty God, and charged to inquire when, where, how, and ?fter what manner the same came to his death, do say upon their oaths that the deceasod came to bu death by drowning and they are of opin ion that he was drowned in consequence of being intoxicated, and they thi k it their duty to express their censure up< x the prac tice ef leasing lands for the purpoi 1 of selling intoxicating liqaore to the hands e iployed on tre Washington Aqueduct in tMi vicinity, a practice from which several deatl j have al ready resulted, and from which, during the continuance of the work, in view of the Urge force hereafter to be employed on the Wash ington Aqueduct, they anticipate great ii.jury to this community. In witness whereo', the ?foresaid justice and iurors aforesaid, have to tjus inquisition put their hands and seals on th* 7ear aforesaid and at the place aforesaid. Signed bv? nMn?F;MeT*f' ^ Bryan, E Lemuel, W D Offutt. John Whelan, N. S. Offutt, Aaron JJurress, Phiihp Stone, Philip Gormley, W H. p?u";, funnier, Philip Oeates, W. Priestley, Wm. Hamelton. John Oprurr, J. P. Ho. Knights '?On Thursday, the 30th inst , tbeie will be a, grand tournament at the Fau quier White Sulphur Springs, and knights from a distance are invited to enter the lists with the sons of the Old Dominion. There are many chivalric spirits in Washington who should, on that occasion, display their gallan try and win the approving smiles of the Queen of Love and Beauty. "Hone but the brave deeerve the fair. ' On the evening of the 31st of August there will be a grand fancy ball, and our " Sir Knights," too, at this can do ?eir share of dancing On the preceding Wednesday a stag chase, the venison-two eaddles?to be eaten on the day of the tourna ment. The substantiate of the table are not *n unfit acoompar iment to the gallant tilt. . f*IR* Compaxy, responsive to the calls of humanity and the relief of dis tress. as to the alarm which calls them forth to suppress the dames of consuming tenements. Have nobly determined to appropriate the pro ceeds of their grand firemen's and civic excur sion And pietie, next Thursday, in aid of those in the fever-infected cities of Virginia who re quire a helping hand in this the time of their severe affliction and profound wo. In addi tion to a healthful, pleasant trip to the White Mouse Pavilion, (at the moderate charge of o?e dollar each ipassenger,) the participants will have the additional satisfaction of know ing that they have indirectly done a good act lor the relief of their stricken neighbors - M*,^p**?*?tatio? ?The "Native Amer w.J*? *ou?h Ward intend preeentirg ij M,ddletnn Birkhead a handsome medal (gold, with a silver ground,) representing the American shield, wavirg flags, crossed staffs, and the motto " Our Country and the Union;" an eagle, with outstretched wings, touching the spears on the tip? of the staffs. It was de signed by Mr. John Daily, and executed by Mr. Samuel Lewis. Tbe work on the medal is i . u * beautiful specimen of artistic akfll, reflecting the highest credit on the gen tlemen engaged in its execution. C**t Splitting?There wa? received at our offiee counter the other day the half of a cent, which had been nicely split in two. The ori ginal lady s head, stars, and date?1818?were ?n one side; but the ingenious reducer of the eoin s proportions had added to the reverse side the inscription always found there?a tol erab.y g^od counterfeit. He must have ac complished his work by way of experiment merely, for such a process of "making money" eould not promise to be very profitable. The coin ought to be tent to the National Gallery provided the superintendent of that institution should esteem it as a curiosity fit for the pub lic inspection. * Umbscomuo Gbab.?Officer Wise, yester day, arrested a young woman named Josephine tr*Ter*'nS the streets, in the Fifth ward, dressed in men's clothing, which was not peculiarly adapted to her sex The gar ments were confiscated, and remain at the offiee of Justice Bates to be identified and re turned to the proper owner, it being suspected that she borroieed them without leave. Jo sephine, no doubt, made a fine appearance in her own conceit, but her charms failed to eap m ate and secure her from the penalty of the Ibw; so she was ordered to pay a fine and costs?a demand with which she complied. Captai* Gorba-i, who was the person we re ferred to in a late issue of the Star, as having made a serious mistake in paying hi* hand* i? Very haQii!Wm? letter to Capt. Birch and the officers concerned in the re eovery ot his money. It expreaies his thack iulnesa, and is very complimentary to the gen ii t0' ** nothing of them which is not deserved. All of them pos itively refused to take the least rewardin money. His gratitude was all they would aceept. * Sixoclar Cbabgb?This morning, a young ladv complained to Justice B^tes that he? husband had taken an infant fn m her house yesteniay morning and had not yet returned with it ?he stated that the child was nurs ing. and therefore was not old enough to be depri ved of her maternal care She was sorely troubled by fear of the death of her little one before it oouJd be recovered. The husband from the evidence given, was certainly in 110 condition to take charge of the tender offspring. Mistiks.?We notice that one of the New York papers, in the despatch concerning the arrest of Mr Faulkner, (together with Mr. Boteler) on suspicion of coming hither to fight a duel, calls him Mr. Tucker, while another print designates him as Mr. Faulker. Verily, n**s by te-lie-graph is not always truthful Either the operator or tbe transcriber is at fault. - Tbb Alak* or Futx, about 9 o'clock last *?ght. called out a very large crowd of fire mea, bojs, Ac.?the youth! creating as mueh alarm by the noise they made as might have ?ttecded the conflagration of an entire ward of k .^? b*li?*e the firemen returned to tfceir sogine-houses without finding any real of alarm. Last Night!?The Kunkel Opera Troupe will this evening conclude their two weeks' performances in Washington. One evidence among many of their popularity, and fine pow ers as farcicians ana musician?, is, that the saloon of Odd Fellows' Hall has been crowded every night with delighted listeners and spec tators. Their fan may be too " extensive" for some folks, bat. nevertheless, it is popalar; and has the effect of making the throat and sides sore with laughter! A funny, worthy set of fellows ttoey are. May success attond them wherever they go. Tney present, nt parting, a rich programme?one that, we doubt not, will be appreciated by the lovers of mel ody and the patrons of comicalities. Railroad Finished!?A railway has been constructed, in order to facilitate the removal of the mails at the eity post office to and from the wagons; this piece of " internal improve ment' ' b?ing necessary in consequence of the building operations in that vicinity. No rail way has ever, perhaps, been designed and completed in so short a space of time as thi?. There is no soreeohing of the steam-whistle, however; the cars being propelled by an agen cy other than that of vapor. No accident has happened, nor is it likely, under suoh careful and skillful engireent and conductors as con trol its movement: Beautiful Slow.?A new invention in the ?how-cari line, is the sign in Mossrs. Stott A Co.'s wirdow for Professor De Grath's " Elec tric Oil," from Philadelphia. It is made ot ground glass, and over a copper plate galvan ised, set in a frame, has the brilliancy almost of diamonds, is tasty, rich, and expensive ; bat the professor seems to know to get up beauti ful things, at whatever expense, and he can't help succeeding. National Theater.?We learn that Henry C. Jsrrett, Esq., of the Baltimore Museum his leased this establishment, which is now ii the course of improvement both inside and out. W? doubt not he has the energy and enter prise of making it one of the most attractive places of amusement in the country. ?' Irro the Muttoe."?We learn that the night train on the Orange and Alexandria Rail road, on Thursday night, ran into a flock ot sheep that were od the track, near Brandy Station, and killed some seventy. ? ??? Camp Meetiwo?We pity the horse-flesh tl. it will be hired to morrow, to take folks t Montgomery county camp meeting. All tin available fast as well as slow teams have beeii engaged for the oocasion. Watch Retuejs ?Wm. H. Herbert, disor derly, workhouse thirty days; J. A. William* do., costs and security; Eugene Sullivan, drunk, disinnaod ; Samuel Westcot, do., d?.; John Clark, vagrant, workhouse thirty days; Randolph Stuart, do., dismissed; Jas. Clark, alias Sutton, stealing money, ordered to give security. The Yellow Fever. Through private letters, and other accoui.ts from Portsmouth and Norfolk, we learn that there is no abatement in the ravages of the yellow fever; in Norfolk, it having sprta^ throughout the city, and many of the most ii. fluential citisens have been or aro now dowi with it. For the 48 hours ending at 1 p. m., ?n Thursday, there were 18 deaths in theciiv. ? - 12 of them by yellow fever. Among t!*e victims, not heretofore publisi - ed, wo have the names of Capt. Jas. E. Hcii derson, Miss Lewis, Mrs. Ktvil and daughter. Messrs. Rankin, Cosgrove, Nicholas Cook-;, Hannan, John Banks, Thomas Streeter, Elizi. Cooke, Mrs. Brown, Caroline Born, Samuel R. Buruin, George Billups, Dr. Samuel Lightfoct. Among those now d.>wn with the fever are Misc Barron, (daughter of Com. Barron); Capt. R. W. Bowden, Treasurer of thi How ard Association; Horatio Moore, Esq.; Capt. Wm. Freeman; Mrs. Stubbs, (wife of the ex Mayor) ; Capt. Elias Guy, (Chief of the Po lice); F. W. Seabury. The Mayor, Hunter Woodis, Esq., is out attending to business. He did not have tht fever. From Portsmouth, we learn that there wer< twelve cases on Weduosday, but the account is not reliable, as it is but the rumor among the terror-stricken citisens; it being impossi ble to arrive at the truth of the dreadful rav ages of the fever. Charles F. Snead; George Dill, wife, sitter, and three children, and Michael Lynch, are to be added to the list of deaths. Among the sick are John H. Myers, Emma Snead, Mary Grimes; the first named improv ing ; but the ladies are not expected to re cover. Midshipman Jones, in command of the U. S. ship Pennsylvania, was down with the fever, as were also five of the crew. The frigate St. Lawrence has taken off the Pennsylvania'* ! crew, and anchored off Craney Island (five miles from the city) with them. Dr. Warren Stone, one of the most-eminent physicians of New Orlems, and who has en joyed a l*rge experience in yellow fever cases, arrived at Weldon. North Carolina, on Thurs day. and pruoeeded ia .mediately by way of the seaboard road to Portsmouth, where they stand much in need of medical aid. Miss Lucy E. Andrews, of Syracuse, N. Y., hfci arrived in Norfolk and tendered her ser vices as a nurse in the hospital. The Mayor accepted the noble offer and promptly escorted her down to Jalappi, where she was duly in stalled with her noble predecessors, the two Sisters of Charity She is a very pretty and educated voung lady; asks for no remunera tion, and has contributed liberally to the ob jects of the Howard Association. Sydney Gilts, a discharged United States soldier, aged 30 years, a native of New Haven, Conn., accidentally fell over from Newton's wharf, in Norfolk, Wednesday morning, and was drowned. There was no Coroner to hold an inquest over the body. The Norfolk Herald of Thursday says: Ws have observed the progress of the dis ease now prevailing in our city, and remarked two very important points: First, that no ciixe has occurred north of Main street which w is not traceable to the infected portion of the city lying south of that street; and that the deaths have been almost exclusively of stran gers and persons net acclimated. Among the old residents there has been but very little sickness, and no more deaths than in ordinary times. With good nursing and attendance, the disease is very little more to be dreaded than biliious fever. In Richmond, there have been five deaths from the yellow fever, vis: S. T. Lynan, Thos. Toddy, Eilen Casey, James Muld, and Dennis Murphy; all of whom are from Gcs port, where they contracted the disease. A New Shell ?We see it stated that Pro fessor Homer Anderson, late professor of natu ral science at Clinton in this State, has invented I a new bomb-shell of terrible power. Professor Anderson claims that Sebastopol would fall before it, that it will wrap in flames any forti fication of wood or stone, or indeed auy city, however strongly fortified. A recent trial appears to have been very successful. One of the shells was thrown from a six pounder, by wav of experiment, and falling upon some rocks, confiscations of light arore s>me fifty feet in the air, emanating from materials under the most intense ignition. It rained very hard, but notwithstanding the rain it burned on the rocks twenty-five minutes, fnd in various placeson the grass, which was exceedingly wet. Professor Anderson intends to take his inven tion to Ed rope and sell it to the Allies, if he can.?A/t>. Argus, Tuesday. tjrA loafer in ths west says : " It is woi dsrful what immense quantities of grain are used for distillation, besides considerable that is wasted for bread. ' ty It if said that American ladies flirt more tSan any other nation, and vet make the truest aadbtaiwivttia tk* wwli. u. 940 ? I Hi a IET A Letter.?(Hot to be rem* by Ladies.) Baxttxokb. Autrust 16. Dbas Si*?It is working marvel* here. Old men that have been 21) yearn afflicted find relief, ! and actually shout for lov and Little children thnt have suffered for months have boon cured in four or five days. One old gentleman say* he '? feels twenty veare younger." Another, that five drops relieved him in Jialf an hour A music engraver has been enroll that was given up bv four Doctors. Two partial paralysis entirely restored, and ever so many Rheumatic cures, Sprains, and Burns, of which it is impossible to keep ?n sccount. A large Ovarian Tumor, (an aggravated ca?>e.) all dissolved and cured in three weeks?and an inveterate Chronic Piles cured after constantly using the 41Electric Oil? four weeks; although the gentleman could not have been cured had he abandoned it after a few trials and temporary relief?he persevered in its use. Mr. Hance, wbo is the leading dealer here in medicine, a man of fortune and business capacity, says he never sold any thing to compare with it, (and surely he has Mid some,) and ne thinks It will entirely supersede all the.abominable stuff sold as external applications, (made of turpen- i tine, bituminous oQs, Ac.) One man says for ten yean he has tried every thing that came along for his case, but never touched the disease till he used " De Gratk's Electric OiV' from Philadelphia, and he would give $-&) for a bottle if it could not be had for less. Send on 200 dozen small. 100 dozen medium, and 150 large size immediately for Mr. ilance alone. Yourijltc., G. 8. To Prof Di Grath, Philadelphia. In Washington, a gentleman at Brown's Hotel (please call and see.) sav* his wife was cured In one da\ of a very painful and swollen ankle. A man on the Island is getting stronger from pa ralysis, and has spent before hundreds of dollars to no purpose A gentleman told Wallace Elli ott, Esq., Druggist, that this Electric Oil curtd his lame leg In a day or two. And several we1! known citizens have derived so much benefit from It as to praise it beyond any application known Hundreds have been cured of corns and little pains too small to make a'note of It; but enough ' an be told to conyince any man howtver scep tical. The Ci Electric Oil" is very cheap in the large bottles Be sure you get the genuine, with Prof PeGrath's name blown in the bottle and written signature on the label No (genuine) " Electric J" io be had of pedlars anywhere in the United S ates ; therefore beware <-f imposition Solo bv Messrs STOTT A CO , and by CIS SELL, Georgetown, and others. au 18 CT7* Nervous Sufferers.?A retired Cler (>utan, restored to health in a few days, after many ) ears of great nervous suffering, is anxious to make known the means of cure. Will send (free; the prescriptions used. Direct Rev. JOHN VI. DAGNALL, 59 Fulton street, Brookl>n,N.Y. au IT?lm C7~ A Remarkable Remedy?For all pain*, cuts, burns, wounds, sprains. Also, Rheumd lsm, Neuralgia, Headache. Corns, Tooth-acbe, vVomb Complaints, bites of injects, sores of an\ kind whatever, use Prof. DeGrath's ELKCTRIC !1L, from 39 South Eighth street, Philadelphia. This article is pleasant and soothing STOTT 4 <JO., Agents. C1SSELL, George town. au 1??3t ICTThe Marble Hall Clothing Emporium Browns' Hotel Building, offer unusual Induce ments to purchasers of Ready-made Clothing for Sentlemen and Boys' wear' In order to preset our customers with a stock of Goods not to bt oualled for the coining seasons, our present stock .1 Coats, Vests and Pantaloons will be sold at pri es that cannot 1*11 to please. Cashmerctt, Draj Je F/.a, Cassimeres, Alpaca, Drillings, Linens. Marseilles, Ac., of superior cut and workmanship, au 9 NOAH WALKER 4 CO. DIED. On Friday the 17th instant, Miss ANN FRAN CES HICK EY. in the 38th year of her age. The friends of the family are invited to attend her funeral, from the residence of her Brother-in law, J. C. Fitzpatrick. south B street, Capitol Hill, on Monday, the 20th instant, at 9 o'clock a. m. precisely. On the Irtth Instant, MARY ANN, only child of Miles and Ellen Ke'ly, aged 16 months On the 14th instant, LAURA McP., the second daughter of Henry and J. Catherine Thecker, in the lfth year of her age. SELTKR'S W A T E R.?Ju*t received from the Spring 200 jugs, pints and quarts, of the wholesome Water I have al?o received Longworth's Native Ca fawba, in bottles, and \\ eller's Scuppernong W'nes, in wood. Alsoon hand, Heidsieck Champagne and differ ent kinds of Claret. B JOST, Importer of all kind of Wines and Liquors, 191 Pa. avenue. au 16?3t# I F.TTEKS TO THE PEOPLE on Health I-* and Happiness, by Catherine E. Beecher. In paper 37)<, cloth 50c. History of the Council of Trent, from the French by John'McCllntock, D D., 81 Harper' Picture Book for the Nursery, by Ja cob Anbott, 3 vols each New volume of Harper's Story Book, SI TAYLOR A MAURY'S au 18 near 9th street. IfljT If PI J C1HARLES WERNER, on Pa. avenue, oppo t site Browns' Hotel, will keep, throughout the won. an ample supply of Pettilxme's best ICE. which he will sell, on call, In anv quantities, at the lowest possible rate*. mav 29?dtSep 3?' as well m SILVERWARE. JUST finished a large assortment of elegant Sil ver Ware of the latest styles, consisting of sol id Silver Tea Sets, Silver Waiters, Pitchers, Gob lets, Cups, Salt Cellars, Ac. The above, with an unusually complete stock of Silver Spoons, Forks, Ladles, Dessert Knives. Napkin Rings, Ac., of every pattern, are of our own manufacture, warranted pure, and offered at the lowest iates. Every description of Silverware made to orde' from original designs, however elaborate. M W. GALT A KRO., 324 Pa. avenue, between 9th and 10th sts. au 15?6t . JUST RECEIVED.?Memoirs of James Gor don Bennett and his times. The Escaped Nun; or Disclosures of Convent Life; and the Confessions of a Sister of Charity, at JOE SHILLINGTON'S, Odeon Building, cor. st., and Pa. av! au 14? BOOT AND SHOE STORE REMOVED. f^EORGE BREMER has removed his well vT known Gentlemen's BOOT AND ?si*? SHOE Store and Factory from 11th street, j between Pa. avenue and E street, to Pa.{ avenue, afew doors above Wlllards' Hotel. He Is prepared In his new premises to give satis faction to all. G B. has by dint of great care In purchasing hi* stock, employing none out A No. 1 workmen, and by his capacity to fit his customers so as to have his work set very easy on the foot, while It al ways exhibits the most fashionable style, earned a reputation In his business second to that of no other custom-work boot and shoe mak-'r In the Union. He solicits the patronage of all and his terms will be most reasonable to all. Jylit?tf SILVER WARE. aSEMKEN, 330 Pa. avenue, between 9th and 10th streets, offers his large stock of puie Silver Ware, consisting of Coffee and Tea Sets, complete. Sugar Bowls, Cream Goblets, Cups! Spoons and Forks, and a magnificent assortment of richly chased fancy silver ware suitable for gifis. 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. irr Silveiware of any design made to order at short notice. Particular attention i> paid in get ting up Testimonials, Premiums, Ac. au 1?tr COPARTNERSHIP. THE under-igned have this day formed a co partnership under the name' and style of HARTLY A BRO., for the purpose-of transact ing a Flour and General Commission business, at 101 Water street, Georgetown N. B. HARTLEY, E D HARTLEY. Gkoxgbtown, D. C., August 1,1?55. au 9?lm# STEW ART'S SKYLIGHT GALLERY. Daguerreotypes taken for so cents and upwards, and fitted In splendid cases. We have the finest light in the city, which for soft ness and distribution of shade is not surpassed if equalled In the United States. We invite all who want good Pictures to call at 324 Pa. avenue, between 9th and 10th streets, over M. W. Gait A Bro.'s Jewelry Store. au 14?lm GEO. H. VARNELL A J. W. MAN KINS, House, Sign and Fancy Painters, WOULD especially call the attention of the public to their specimens of Fancy Signs, to be seen at all times at their place of business. Persons building and repalrldg would do well to give us a call as we are determined to use every exertion oa our port to give general satisfaction.' Place of business on Louisiana avenue, between 8th and 7th streets, north side, next to the Varnum UuLdinz. * Old Glazing promptly attended to. au 14?dtf . MRS. A. C. REDMOND'S NEW Gallery of Daguerrean Art and Photo graphing Is at No. 290 Pa. avenue, northeast corner of 11th street, over Ford A Bro's Drug Store, Washington. Pictures token at 60 cents and upwards. Mrs. R. is a graduate of Whltehurst's establish ment. W8 WANTS. WANTED?A SITUATION BY A Y0T7N0 but competent man, ? Clerk or Book-keep er, or in any employment where he can make him self generally wwfril Good reference* clveo. Address "J W F," at the Star office au 18?tf WANTED-A BOY TO SET TYPE IN A Country OSce, near Washington. To on* who understand" the bu*ineHs liberal wages and constant employment will be given. au lb?coflt YTrANTED?BRICKMAKERS, for which I VY will give two dollars per dav. Also. Off-bearers and Laborers, to go Into the country. Enquire at No 81 North A street, Cap Itol Hill, to-morrow morning, the IRth instant, at 6 o'clock, or in the evening, at 7 o'clock, au 17?St* WANTED?A GOOD WASHER AND ironer, that can bring good recommends tlons Also, a Cook, and a female to work In the house. Apply at Mrs Bates's boarding house, on the southwest comer of Pa avenue and 9th st. au 15?tf ' flTANTED?EVERYBODY TO KNOW that ?T they can get a lot 24 feet front by 130 fleet deep, for the low price of ?75?pavable S3 a month without Interest. Apply at the Union Land ORce 7th street, above Odd Fellows' Hall. ap 18?6m JOHN FOX, 8m BOARDING. BOARDING ?MRS. DUVALL, No.331 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. Jy30-tf Board, *c?mrs. bates, on thes. w corner of Pennsylvania avenue and 9th street, is prepared to accommodate gentlemen with rooms, with or without board. Every effort will be made to render those comfortable who may favor her with their patronage. ap fi?tf ? FOR SALE AND RENT. For rent?a spacioits parlor, with Marble Mantel, a? d several Chambers, In a healthy and delectable location, within a few minutes' walk of the Departments and conven!ent to the Spring Garden* For lerms enquire at the ?/roeery store of PATRICK O'CALLTOAN, cor ner of K st and Conn avenue. au 13?eo3t# A VALUABLE FARM FOR SALE?THE subscriber, being advanced In years and dis posed to retire from active bu*ine's, will sell the farm on which he resides, in the lower edge of Fairfax county. Va , nine miles from Washing ton, and eight from Alexandria It s situated about a mile from the Alexandria .and eesbur? turnpike, and the sume distance below the Falls' '""hurch. It contains 7! ac.Tes of land in a tine tate of cultivation, with excellent orchards. It has a good six room cottage h<> ise on it, in a sha dy locust grove, a splendid gaYden. a ne v. con venient, and commodious barn; and is exceeding ly well watered. I orty acres adjoining, now well set in claver may b*1 had with it. This chance affords the best oppT'anity fo' one desiring a farm In the vicinity of the District now 'o be bad For information apply to W. D. 'V^llach, at the Star Office, who kuows the furmAt-11, or to the subscriber, on the pre mis s. an Ik?2t* DABNEV BALL, Sr. FOR RENT?THE LARGE ANDCOMMO dious House, No. 100 Pennsylvania avenue, near the National Hotel Enquire at the Clothing Store on the premises, of A. SELDNER. au 17?6t# RS. NEV INS HAS TWO VACANT rooms lTx on the second floor, one large and fronting ?he street, which she will dispose of, with boaia, on moderate terms. No. 425 E street, between 7th andbth. au 16?3t* CONFECTIONERY STORE FOR RENT or Sale?The first Confcctiouerv Store in Wa?hlngton, between 10th and 11th streets, south side of Pa. avenue, kept for long years by Mr. J. Miller, with ail the necessary Tools, sufficient for large parties and balls of 3,000 and 4/HJO persons. A cake machine (invented by the subscriber him self) lartre enough to make 3,100 or 4,000 pounds of> ake daily; other smaller machines, anc espe cialtv every article used in a large confectionery establishment. For term* applv to JOHN .MILLER, between 10th and 11th streets, Washington, au 16?eo3t FOR RENT?THAT VERY DESIRABLY situated Dwelling House No. 6,1# street, the former residence of tbe subscriber, only a few rods from the City Hal^, recenuy occupied by Thomas Blagden, being In complete order, containing nine lodging rooms, two of which are ver large rooms, wardrobes in six of them, a pair of hand some spacious parlors, main hall ten feet wide, good dining room, kitchen and stove room, suit able for a lanre family For particulars inquire at the store of White A Pons, ."No. 321 Pennsylva nia avenue. W. G. W. WHITE, au 16?eolw FO R S A L E?IMPROVED AND UNIM pioved Real Estate.?JENNINGS PIGOTT Atterney at Law and A?<ent for Real Estate, has several small Houses and Lots; and a number of unimproved building Lots in different pcrtions of th? city, which he will sell at moderate prices and on accommodating terms Person* wishing to sell or buy may do well to give him a call He will take charge of Real Estate, attend to leasing, renting, Ac., investigate titles, aud at tend particularly to conveyancing Office 516 Washington Library, on llth street, between C and D. au 16?3w Rooms for rent?a parlor and several very pleasant furnished Chambers for rent, in a new bric|Uhouse. Also, a small fr?ne House for rent or for sale. Title good. Apply to E. K. LUNDY, au & No. 46 Louisiana avenue. For sale?two hundred lots. Price $75 each. Two years' credit, or 10 per cent, discount for ca- h. Apply at the Union Land OMce, 7th street, above Oad Fellows' Hall. Jy 28?3m r O T S FOR SAL E ?TWO OR THREE Li good Building Lots in a rapidly improving neighborhood for sale on ten y:nrs' credit. Apply to J. H. DRURY. Jy 21?tf FOR rent?several handsome par lors and Chambers, with Board. Also. Table and Transient Board. Inquire at Mrs. SMITH'S, 233 F street. ap 9?tf HALL A 1IENNING, WHOLESALE & RETAIL TEA DEALERS, No. 510 Seventh Street, HAVE iust received, and are constantly receiv ing, fresh supplies of TEA, which we'' P5 offer in quantities to suit purchasers. Ourd)? prices are low, and assortment unrivalled. [ consisting of? IMPERIAL AND GUNPOWDER, OLD AND YOUNG HYSON, HYSON SKIN AND TWANKAG, OOLONG, PO WCHONU, SOUCHONG, NINGYONG,ORANGE, FI OWERY PECro ENGLISH AND LONDON BREAKFAST, Ac in jf-lb. packs, % and M chests and boxes. Teas packed to order in air-tight boxes, from 2 to 25 lbs capacity. All Teas warranted to give satisfaction. Orders promptly attended lo. Sam ples may be had upon application. au 16?co6t WALL, BARNARD A CO., Auction A Commission Merchants, Cornerof 9th street and Pa avenue, (south sidei will as usual, attend to all sales of Hognehold, Real Estate, and Personal Property, Carriages Horses, Ac , or goods of any description consigned to them, on the most reasonable terms, and will give their personal attention. All sales entrusted to them will be attended to with promptitude and dispatch. Liberal cash advances made on consignment. WALL, BARNARD A CO, au 7?eolm (Intel) Auctioneers. THE HAT ESTABLISHMENT F ANTHONY, on Seventh street second door north of Pa avenue, is the place where HATS and CAPS are retailed at wholesale O U prices for cash only Consequently 20 per _ cent extra profit will not be charged in order to off set bad debts. The very best Dress Hats, got up in the latest stvle, S3 50, usually sold for ?4 and S5. '-Quick sales and small profits," is the motto, au 11?eo3m WATER COOLERS.?Some of the hand aoraest and best everyway is the city, will be sold at reduced prices. Also, Double Ice Pitchers, lower than ever, at the Housekeepers' Furnishing Store, 490 Seventh street G. FRANCIS, au 4? A CARD. IVf RS. E. PHILLIPS. No. 401 Sixth street i?J. between G and H streets, desires to inform the citizens of Washington and vicinity, that she is now prepared to give instructions on the PIANO FoRtE. She has taught music in ?ome of the principal cities at the Union and has testimonials showing that she Is fully com petent to discharge the duties of her profession to the satisfaction of those who may Ikvor her with their patronage. Terms: sfo fbr 94 lesson?, at her residence, ? f IS aUhe residence of her pupils. s 9j JAB C. MeentB. AttAdow OMALL f RA*1E HOTSE AN1F WT<W ? Third it at Parfcfffe ?On ^P NESDAY afternoon. A?*-e* on the premise, I "ball eetl parts of toto N*. 1_ and 18, in Square No 5-? (*??*?>.* (??f ?**i street we?t. between ^ nlng back W feet 9 tnehm with it?tmpf?**?eni. consisting of a frame dwelling ton VHZFSSSX*i?" "-I*- '????*' n-otirh., with "S-otTTltB* "^'?7 *** - Br GREEN k SCOTT, Auctioneers. EXTENSIVE ?ALE Of MAHOWlIf, ifalast, and other Fnr?Hnre a?4?? ttan.?On FRIDAY, the 17th iMtant; ?ell. at the southeast coraer cf 7th ana D ??., ?r Cite the Patriotic Bank, at 10 o'clock a^ m.,a re assortment of excellent Furnlture, via: _ ^ Mahogany Sofas. sofa Bedstead*, Lounge,- Mid Union Ch*lr* Mahogany forking, pnrlw, revolving and castor Chairs . ,, . Do fine WardrObee, cent**, ckTd' dining. and o'.he Ta les Do marble top centre, side, Ma and *-J?r Tab|? ? Do marble top Sideboard*, dressing and Bureaus Do marble top Wash Close* sad Night stands Do Book-ises and Secretaries and Writlng Desk Do and walnut Ha tracks, Crtke and Cra dle*. Do French and walnut Cottage Bed?teed* 2 finely painted Cottage Chamber Set* . Cane, oul e, fttney ru*h. r eking and other Chairs Gilt and mahogany and walnnt frame Lcoklng G lasses Feather Beds, hair and shuck Matlreeeea China. glass and crockery Ware 3 Copying Presses, Mann's pat'nt With many other articles which wc deem un necessary to euumerate. ___ Terms : Vll sums of and under S26 cash ; over ?25 a credit of 2. 3. and I moiths, for notes bear ing interest, salsfactortlv endorsed. The above stock of Furniture h new and in per fect order, and will be sold to the highest bidder GREEN A SCOTT, au 15?d Auctioneers jP" The above ale will be continued en THURSDAY, the 23d instant, same hour, wlen there will be added to thB *ale three line matbl* top painted Cottage Set, four itoe Walnut El ten sion Tables, one fine gilt Gothic Frame French plate Mirror, 72 by 24, and msrble bracket GREEN A SCOTT, au 18?eoAds Auctioneers. By JA.5^, C McGUIRE, Auctioneer. VALUABLE TR A< T OF LANU NEAR Beltsville at Pnblic kale.?On THl<RS i DAY. August 2=td, at \% odo^k p m , at the I Auction ooms, 1 shall sell a tract of land neavr ! BelUv lie. containing one hundred acres. This place is adjoining the farms of Messrs. Ma:low. Soper and Parker Sevent acres is cleared the balance in wood; it is well **at. ?ed by springs and a never failing stream of water. There is on the place a good loe hou?e. Terms: SoWcash; the residue in 6, 12 and Is months, with interest, secured bv a deed of trust on the i roperty. JAS. C. McGUIRE, au 17?d Auctioneer By GREEN A SCOTT, Auctioneers. ("lOLD WATt'HES, JEWELK Y CHAINS I Ac., at Ant-lion ?On SATURDAY n-xt, at 11 o'clock, and to becontlnued the same eve* inir at 7? o'clock, at our Auction Store, we shell sell a lar^e invoice of Gold Wstcbes and Jewelry, among wbl^b are flns gold Hunting and open fared English and Detached I^ver W atche*, f??ll Jewelled, enamelled Leplneand gentlemen's plain Watches Also, Gold Chains, Pins, Earrings, Ix>ckets, Bracelets, fine gold plain, set and open Ring* GREEN A SCOTT, au 16?d Auctioneers. By i. C McGUIRE, Auctioneer. ALE OF BUILDING LOT?OnSATUR DaY evening, August t*, at 6 o'clock, on the Rremises, 1 shafl sell Lot No 35. In Square 560. anting 30feet on an alley, with a dephof 54 f^e?. Saidlo* is between north E a"d V -tr-etsand First and Seeond 3treeU west. Terms cash. JAS. C McGUIRE, an 16?d * Auctioneer By GREEN A SCOTT, Auctioneer*. Building lots at auction on 3d street west between M and N *t?. aanlh. On MON DAY, th? 20th instant, we shall sell. In font of the premises, at 6 o'clock p m.. Lois $o 14, 15, 16 and 17, in square 596, fronting 30 P. each ou Jd street, between M and N streets south. Terms: One-half cash; the balance In 6 and 12 months, for notes bearing Interest from the day of the sale A deed gtven and a deed of trust teken. URKKN A SCOTT, an 15?d Auctlonaeta. By GREEN A SCOTT, Auctioneers Large akd commouiois brick tlenseand Lot on l apitnl Hill at Air. tion On TUESDAY, the2!*t Instant, we sh 11 sell, at 5 o'clock, p m , on the premises, the larue and well built three-story brh.k House, lately or> cupied by the Hon. Judjre Craneh, hltuated on Delaware avenue, next to the corner of north i! street, near the norrh gate of theCapUol. The house contains thirteen conveniently arranged rocms and wide passage through the house. a< d built with thick walls, and a cellar under the mt hole buildii e, and the lot being half of 1 ot No. 6. in Square6*$. having a front of thirty feet six inches, running 186 feet seven inches to a thirty ftllcy The above dencribed property Is certainly one of the handi?omest locations and most beautiful sites in Washington, presenting the most coin inanding view There i? also a pump of excellent water near the door Terms: One-fourth cash; balance a credit of 1 and 2 years, the purchaser to give notes for th? deferred payments, bearing iateietM from the da; sale A deed ?:lven and a deed of trust taken. Title indisputable. GREEN A SCOTT, au 15?d Auctioneers. By JAS. C McGUIRE, Auctioneer SUPERIOR BOSKWOOD <^R VND PIANO Forte, Handsome Furniture and hold KJlerts at Public ftnle?On TUESDAY morning, August 21*t, at 10 o'clock, at the resi dence of J C Fremont, Esq . on C (t , between 3d and 4? streets, 1 shall awl all of his excellent Furniture and Household Effects, comprising? Superior Rosewood case Gr ind Piano, made to or der in Yienna Suite of Camd Walnut Parlor Furniture, covered with green and gold Brocatelle, constating of Sofes, Arm, Sewing, Reception and Par lor Chairs Rosewood Morocco covered Spring Sofa and Chalis to match Two handsome carved Walnut gla?s-front Book cases Walnut and Mahogany Secretaries, Whatnots Marble top centre and Sofa Tables Elegant French Plate Mantel and Oval Pier Glas ses. In rich gilt frame* Pair of Gilt Gas Chandeliers, China Vase* Gothic Armchairs, Rush seat Fancy Chair* Coveied walnut extension Table* Ma ble-top Sideboards Walnut Rout Tables Brussels Parlor, Hall. Stair, and Chamber Car pets Mahogany ball Chairs, Hatrack W alnut inarble- top Dressing and Plain Bureaus Do Wardrobes, marble-t^p Washstaads Iron, French, Cottage and other Bedsteads, with handsome damask and lace canopies Superior eurled Hair and husk Mattresses Bolsters and Pillows, Counterpane*. Blanket* Psyche Glasses, two walnut caae seat Lounges Wall ut Crib and Bedding, Toilet Sets Window Curtains. Shades. Rugs. Oilcloth ? Superior Refrigerator, Hall and other Stove* Silver-plated Castors China, glass and crockerv Ware Together with a general assortment of Kitchen Utensils. Terms: ft *> and under cash; over that amount a credit of 60 and 90 day*, for notes satisfactorily endorsed, bearing Interest. JAS. C. McGUIRE, au 13?d . Auctioneer. MARSHALL'S SALE. IN virtne of writ of Fiere Facias issued from the Clerk'* ?ftce of the Circuit Court at the Dis trict of Cotamblafor the county of Washington, and to ?a directed, I shall expose to public sais for caefc, oa MON DAY, the 27th of August nex' at the froat of the Court House door at 12 o eloc* M.,iba following property, via: Ail that piece or parcal at ground lyi.igand being in the city of Washington, and known on thepiat of said city as the fPMl half of square No. 70, b*'1* b** *jo. 4 50780 iu if. 12, 13, Hi and u in said square'No. 753, together wtthauWidnplar the Improvements thereon; seized and levied upon a* Marshal for the District of Columbia. ani-daot LAND WARRANTS LOCATED. , rriHE subscribers will locate Land Wnuti 1. either In Ohio. Indiana, Illinois or Iov a. %s<i and give a correct desclntlon of the land looated If, upon examination, this description prove* In correct, they will themselves take the land, fleinfi for it another warrant for the nrne quantity. One of the Arm res idea in the West, and wi.l give the business hi* personal Mperlhtendpce. MILLER A'BROWN, 7th ?t., oppeelte Poet Oflee, Washing^ . JY" ^ RETtRTE* roil TUB ntllllkO STAR. Death of Abbot Lawrence ftwroir, Aag H? Abbot Lawreoea, whoso life has for several weeks been despaired of, died hw ihm Morning Aid for Norfolk, Go?port, Mi Portttroath New You, August 17.?A meeting of ?#*> ehants we# heiJ ia Wall street to-day for the relief of tbc $yaport Norfolk and Port-o 'u*b sufferers by the yellow fewer A la^ge com mittee of du<tiugui*Sea merchants were ap poiutc 1 to 00-oper.ite w'rtb ibe Own H tch**. t committee. The latter b*V? Mnt forwar i 62 000. Prilai llthia. August 17 ? TV r-?nu? Htoe of relief appointed by tbe meetiug V 'd '<? rv yesterday. in behalf ef tbe auffr<n at Nor folk, Portsmouth, and Gofport. have eve* S00 to the Howard Association of Norfolk. nr?d <400 to tho Pertemvuth Anoclaii^n. X>?. v* H Freeman. from tbe Weat Iudi?a. r*>'a. leered bis witkM. and 't4r?(i iiuwaiitt for Norfolk. Baltimore Xarkri But'ioh, Aog. lU-Tbe grain icar.ei was dnll this morning. Floor w ? I . -4 yesterday's rate- but ft"1 s*l?s report J ard street was bell at *8.h~I foresee br iud.?, and $8 75 for shipping brands; L.t,y M M, 58 60dSd.02 Wh?nt-sfmall sslc<??t prime red* at 51 Mr.11 W; 10 prime at SI 98 and *2 foi choi *e Iwtc for :ami'y flour Corn was ancLai.gc 1 ? wNi'o I H8?.90s; yellow 92a9&. Rye?F?ir r" with a brisk demand; Maryland. $1 Pennsylvania Sl.llatl 16. Vev T*rt Zarketa >Bw Yoaa, Augaet 18 ? Stocks have im proved M<>ney ia unchanged. Cotton W unchanged Flour i* f:m. w:th ? moderate demand at previoa- ra'??; aal * j.7it> bbls. Whent i? ? trifle lower, sale* of 7 000 bushels Southern white at $2 20u?2 2-?, r- . *1 93. Corn w a tnfle lower; -sales o?' 40 000 biuhel# mixed ?t 88k- Pone ia a fci^e,, *alee ol intsa at Sl7 60 for fai* t" prim J. ? linn. Laid is flnn Wjiis*y ia unchaaz. d. bELLIHflM AllTILLAS AT KaIT ? ftlCR. WE have twenty two Mantt.ia* fX o. a"d aa tbe utastn ia au far advance* we will >.eli them at just ball the former piioes for casu. Weeui.meraU them. 5 very pre ty alack lace Mantillas, at S3 each, ?>?r iipr price ?? i colored Mlk &,-d iace ruffled di , I! 50 fjrron fri<* 99 ailk fringe trimmed do , Sa fora^r pti?a ? l0 ___ __ 3 blaci applique fringed do., S5 AO. formrr price ?- super black silk do., ??, formet p-ke SI? I ricu white l.rldal do , f7 30. form~ *15 1 eitra rich embroidered htk*al do , ??li. fbi inor prloeWu kAXWKLL* iHO , V Pa. avenue, bet 9th ai?d uX ?u. an It eo3t PMIR sale?Five excellent Work Ho.-w* ? One p?lr are matched. at?4 ?wear ^T"?^ rlage horwea They are said for no fa It i have no farther uiie for them Any one wanting <ood bo-aea can bu, tbeae low Alao. 500.0"o ifooa bri. ks. which Will be sold 1-)* for ca?n or yood note* at ?tfort dfi>*? App'* !" me. on 10th street, between Pmna ?*e7ioe and C street. CHARLES L\ OXS. au 14?eo3t* 6EOE6B V. K10WELL. * CO , ClUIla IH ALL KINDS OF COAua AND WOOD, tFOURTEENTH STREET, (oppem* t^rmrnk lim Engi*> House.) have now on hand rvery article in their line, which will be eoW at prtc* ?? to auit the tlmea. They solicit a share of public patronage pledging themselves to glee satisfac tion to all _ N B ?A cargo of White and Red A?h Coal (afloat) will be sold low if ordered from the whart. Jy <0?eolm* ( IRE FOR HOT WEATHER. AfflRNY'S ICE CREAMS, CAKE, and WA TER ICES for which he was awarded a M?dal by the Metropolitan Mwbanica' la^ltrte is highly recommenced for tbe above Will be lent to ahv part of the Dt*rict frae <rf chaxf* Send voor orders to 84 Bridge at., UeorgWWi Jv -J-?tf 1JHIR SALE?The subscriber has for aale a JF four hor*e Steam Engine. In good work'n/ ordrr. as he ha* no ftnber use for It It will be so!d a bargain If called for at an earty date He also wishes to amplov a bov In his ah?p as ht! per a* the black and whitesmith basiif* Ot?a wno Las been at the buslnea* wo >ld be pr%'err?Hi . Apply on C rtreei, between 10th and lit-. >5 ash Ington C BUCKINGHAM au 7?w3w COURT OF CLAIMS THE nnder-i^ned will attend to any brisloesa which iruv be confided to him as a coin^i sioner appointed by the Court of Claims t-? i*ke teatimouy. or as an attorney and counsellor <>f ?- d court He may be found dally attb"Can*'v in the room Immediately opposite th< on?r- I iwe clerk of the Court of Claima aus?jsw3w JOHN 8. T> "ON NOTICE. PROPOSAI 8 will be received until tne . Inst , for furnishing the Treasur, Drpa'tnier witu one h"ndred cords of Hi< karv and b' n dred and ttftv cords of Oak WOUU.or any p -." iion thereof not less than 25 ci'd? Tb weoa ' ? be f the best quality, and to be delivered, cort t and meaaurrd on the premla s without rxpei a to the Department. And. tlao. for from 15'* to tons of best Cumberland COAL, all lumt? S M MckEAX, Superintendent S. E E? BuiUlng. an 10?eot*7 CLOCKS! clocks: F you want a good honest Clock?ui ? u. . m .? I alwavs give you the correct ame. d* op 1* at ti FRANCIS. 406 Seventh street He ^as < ''-??ks that cannot be excelled?handsome ai ?! d liiur keeper* He sells low, and every Clot k is *?? ranted NATIONAL HOTEL, N0KF0JJC, VI. B. B. WALTERS, PrsprieUr. HAVING purr baaed the above w?ll known m tabllsbment, 1 respectfully info, m mv friends and the Uavtim^ public, that the ' bouse has been thoroughly reno ated ai.dJt? uewiy furnished throughout, and Is now cuea far the reception of perman* nt and transient terri ers I return my sincere thanks to mv frV rds tind the public generally for the liberal patronage ex tended to m? for the )a*t twenty-ibree vear^. and reapectfully solicit a c ontinuance of the ?*me. as sunng tLem that nothing will he left undone to make them at H OM E while sojourning at tbe N a ttoeal N K.?A four-horse stage Coach isaw* ti e N a tional Hotel every To?eday, Thursday, and Sat urday for Elizabeth City, N . C. an lO-lm B B WALTERS H. LIN DSLEY, naaLsa m REAL ESTATE AND LAND WAEP. ANTS, SAINT PAUL. MIS. TERM1TORY. ANOS BOUGHT AND SOLD TH ROUGE - I OUT THE TERRITORY" Taxes ptl-i Collections made. Drafts cashed, and the hifcbe?l Pticea given for Land Warranta Government Lands iockted with much care, and if desired, the promts and 1 <***? shared at the expiration of flve years The Laad at tLa: time to be sold, unless othens-lseagreed upon. a*.d one half of the current value -f the W anant at 'M nme of entr\. and half of th^ expense of locating to be dedacted from the BUbs-rlber*' inu rest To persons wishing to locate Warrants entire! <fi their own account, tbe charge will be. for for1 v acres 916: eighty acre*. #*?; one hundred aad sixty acres. ; and will receive with their t?tle a plat and descnptlon of the ^nd r sriKiscas: Miuhbsota?Gov. Willis A. Gornaa; Ki-Oot Alex. Ramsey; Hon J. T Rosser See M T.; .Messrs. Ames A Van Eltei., Attorneys at Law; Messrs. Morton A Pace. Whileaaie DruggiaU. Bsltimokc?W. P Prest-n. Esq , Attorney at Law; Richard C. Bowie, Eaq, Cob Merchant; Mex*rs. Deur, Norris A Co.; Messrs McCieeae A Ham. WisatisroR?Hon W W Benton ; Hon J. T. Towers, Mayor; Hoa Judge J. Bryan; J. C. C. Hamilton, Es^., Attorney at law; Col. Wm. Hie key; Col. J. ROey; Messrs Taylor 4 Maury; Messrs. Lewis, Johnson A Co , Bankers; G. C. Grammar, Eaa , Preaident Patriotic Bank. iyl7- * I L DENTISTRY. DR. V SHINN, Graduate of the Philadelphia College of Dental Surgery, respect- J ted hlmaelf amongst them fbr the purpose of Using his proit?fr>n Offlce 141 Washington t? , above Bridge Ge.nivt?w?, D C. )???dtmAao WUE have a laj*e aad ftae aaaartmieit ef SAlk, I Gauae, Mertaoasd Coetoa UaAaeaKim. Ra en aad cotton Drawer*, White and soiossd Shirt*. S33?,-"M?5ft * *1

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