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THE SUNBEAM IK THE CHURCH.
It sweetly stole through tinted pane,
With mild and mellow light,
And stayed within the sacred fane,
As though It loved the sight
It played on childhood's cloudless brow,
In warm and rosy rays,
And gave the mother's palltd check
The bloom or other days.
It touched the old man's silver head
With amber's softest hue,
And fondly o'er the hallowed font
A peaceful rainbow threw.
It lit the sculptor's classic group,
Or monumental stone,
And lingered long with faith And hope,
And round the mourner shone.
It o'er the blessed altar bung,
And crowned the priest with gold;
A royal robe the surplice teemed,
And fell In purple fold.
More bright than Aaron's breastplate glowed
The holy book of God ;
And gems bestrewed the very floor,
Whereon the people trod.
E'en thus the Spirit's living light
Will all our lire surround,
And we that heavenly gift may seek
Within the Church's bound.
Then come, by font and altar come,
With faith and works of lore,
And darkest days shall brightly beam,
With radiance from abort.
A Little Girl Lost in the Mountain's in
Alleghany Countt. On Saturday last, Kate,
daughter of Col. John Pickell, editor of the
Froslburg (Md.) Gazette, aged six years, left
her father' residence to visit Mrs. Patterson
and daughter, residing only a few hundred
yards distant Becoming frightened as she
approached the house by the barking of a dog,
she passed beyond it, and immediately got be
wildered, and wandered about through fields
and valleys, and over hills and mountains,
woods and thickets, without resting, until half
past three o'lloclf the following morning, when
she reached the house of Mr. David Knode,
about two miles south from Frostburg, where
sho was kindly received, after an exposure of.
nearly seven hours to tue intense com weather,
the thermometer, during a portion of the night,
being only two degrees above zero. Soon after
her loss bcciyiie known, the bell of the Luther
an church was rung, and the citizen turned
out almost en masse, and in parties of 50 or CO
searched the mountains and fields until three
o'clock in the morning, without success. A Iter
davlicht the search was renewed and continu
ed until nine P. V., when news of the, safety of
the little girl was rcccned. It is supposed sue
wandered over a distance of twelve or fifteen
miles, as she says she was compelled to walk
fast to keep herself warm.
SouTnLRN Emigration Westward. The
Shelbvville (Tenn.) Expositor say : Never
at any time in the memory of the oldest inhab
itant has so great n tide of emigration been
witnessed as is daily rolling Westward through
this town. They hail from Virginia, from
North Carolina, from everywhere Last, and are
bound, some for Texas, some for Missouri, and
some for the Lord knows where. Our own
county and State have snt large delegations
to the great West We notice an unusual
number of slaves in the trains of the movers.
CirruRE of a Slater. Letters from Zan
zibar report that the ship Sunny South, with
846 slaves on board, had been captured by the
British snip Bruit, and sent to the Mauritius
Islands. The Sunny South was built in New
York, and cleared at that port on the 5th of
November, 1859, for Havana, from which lat
ter place she hailed when captured.
Hon. John Elinor Botts has written a long
letter, setting forth his scheme for settling all
difficulties between the North and South, and
which, if adopted, it is said, will be satisfactory
to both sections. The letter is not jet pub
lished. The San Francisco correspondent of the New
York Herald says, that four years ago a Re
pnblican orator could not, with safety to his
person, appear in public to advocate tne prin
ciples of that party, and at a later date the
State could be relied on by about 15,000 votes,
or one eighth of the total number, for a Re
Fine Family Groceries, Teas, &c.
Ray's, Welchis, and Bond's Family Flour.
New Virginia and Pennsylvania Buckwheat.
Fresh Corn Meal.
Choice Qoshen Butter.
Prime Leaf Lard.
Choice Oreen and Black Teas.
Mew Sugar-cured Family Hams.
Just received and for sale low by
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353 Penn. avenue, near Sixth street.
Practical Chronometer, Clock, and
I 437 Seventh street, bet. O and II,
I Informs I Is customers and the pub
lic In general, that be has just re
ceived a fine stock of Gold Patent
and Detached Levers, Lepine, Duplex, and other
Watches; also, fine French Clocks, Jewelry,
Ac. Attends promptly to the Repairing of fine
Watches, Clocks, and Jewelry. nov 26 Ira
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A CERTAIN CURE for Coughs, Co ds, Affsc
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dec 4 sm
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J. J. Coombs, First Vice resident.
Martin Buell, Second Vice President.
Lewis Clephane, Secretary.
Woodford Stone, Treasurer.
John Hincs, G. II. Plant, Job W. Angus, J.
F. Hodgson, James Lynch, 0 R. Vvilson,
and Henry M. Knight, Executive Committee.
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avenuo and Second street, every Thursday
REPUBLICAN ASSOCIATION OF THE
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U. A. Hall, First Vice President
A. Duvull, Second Vice President.
I. C. Clary, Secretary.
Martin Buell, Treasurer.
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Dr. Bricglelj, First Vice President
G. Dilli, Second Vice President.
Joseph Gerhard, Secretary.
John Lcrcb, Treasurer.
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FIFTH AND SIXTH WARDS.
S. A. McKim, President
George A. Bassett, First Vice President
ueorge it. nutr, second v ice rresiaent
Charles Sleigh, Recording Secretary.
J. L. Henshuw, Corresponding Secretary.
William Dixon, Financial Secretary.
John Grinder, Treasurer.
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Theodore Wheeler, President
Edward Lycett, First Vice President
A. Edson, S cond.Vice President.
William J. Murtagh, Secretary.
William Hendley, Treasurer.
J. R. Elvans, J. Dillon, G. W. Garrett Wil
liam Martin, G. U. Larcombo,and G. B. Clark,
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Jesse Chick, Treasurer.
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A. C. Richards, Secretary.
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Organization of the Departments.
The whole machinery employed to conduct the
business arising out of rur foreign relations with
all the Powers of the world Is far more simple
than Is generally conceived. The number era
ployed In the Departmept of State of the United
States Is only twenty-eight, as follows : One Sec
retary of State, (non. Lewis Cass,) one Assistant
Secretary of State, (Hon. John Appleton,) one
Chief Clerk, one Superintendent of Statistics,
twenty-two Clerks, one Translator, and one Librarian.
Diplomatic Branch. This branch of the Slate
uepartmem nas cnarge oi an currcvpuuucuuc
between the Depirtment and other diplomatic
agents of the Unite" States abroad, and those of
foreign Powers accredited to this Government.
In it all diplomatic Instructions sent from the
Deportment, and communications to commission
ers under treaties of boundaries, Ac, are pre
pared, copied, and recorded j'and all of like char
acter received are re filtered and filed, their con
tents being first entered In an analytic table or
Consular Branch. This branch has charge of
the correspondence, &c, between the Department
and the coniuls and commercial agents of the
United States. Init Instructions to t' oteofflcers,
and answers to their dispatches and to letters
from other persons asking for consular agency,
or relating to consular affairs, are prcptred and
The Disbursing Agent. He has charge of all
correspondence and other matters connected with
accounts relating to any fund with the disburse
ment of which the Department Is charged.
The Translator. li duties are to furnish such
translations as the Department may require. He
also records the-commlsslons of consuls and vice
consuls, when not In English, upon which exe
quaturs are issued.
Clerk of Appointments and Commissions. He
makes out and records commissions, letters of
appointment, and nominations to the Senate;
makes out and records exequaturs, and records,
when In English, the commissions on which the)
are Issued. Has charge of the library.
Clerk of the Rolls and Archives He takes charge
of the rolls, or enrolled acta and resolutions of
Congress, as they are received at the Department
from the President; prepares the authenticated
copies thereof which ae called fjr; prepares for,
and superintends their publication, and that of
treaties, in the newspapers and In book form;
attends to their distribution throughout the
United States, and that of all documents and pub
lications In regird to which this duty is assigned
to the Cepartment; writing and Answering all
letters connected therewith. Has cbarge ol all
Indian treaties, and business relating thereto.
Clerk of Territorial Business The Seal of the
Department, de. He has charge of the seals of
the United Stales ana or tue Department, ana
prepares and altiches certificates to papers pre
sented for authentication; has charge of the Ter
ritorial business; immigration and registered sea
men ; records all letters from the Department,
other than the diplomatic and consular.
C erk of Pardons and Passports He prepares
and records pardons and remissions; and regis
ters and files the petitions and papers on wnlch
they are founded. Makes out and records pass
ports ; keps a dally register of all letters, other
than diplomatic and consular, received, and of
the disposition made of them ; prepares letters
relating to this business.
Superintendent of Statistics He superintends
the preparatlrn of the "Annual Report of the
Secretary of State and Foreign Commerce," as
required by the acts of 1842 and 185G.
ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE.
Hon. Jeremiah S. Black, Attorney General of
the United States ; A. B. McCalmont, Esq., Assist
ant. I tie ordinary Business ot mis omce may be
classified under the following Meads :
1. Official opinions on the current business of
the Government, as called for by the Presfdent,
by any head of Department, or by the Solicitor
of the Treasury.
2. Examination of the titles of all land pur
chased, as the sites of arsenals, custom-houses,
light-bouses, and all other public works of the
3. Applications for pardons in all cases of con
viction In the courts of the United States.
4. Applications lor appointment in all the ju
dicial and legal business of the Government
5. The conduct and argument of all suits In
the Supreme Court of the United States in which
the Government is concerned.
6 The supervision of all other suits arising in
any of the Departments, when referred by the
head thereof to the Attorney General.
To these ordinary heads of the business of the
office is added at the present time the direction
of all appeals on land claims In Callfurula.
Secretary of the Department of the Interior,
Hon. Jacob Thompson, of the State of Missis
sippi. Its clerical force consists of one Chief
Clerk, (Moses Kelly, Esq ,) two Disbursing Clerks,
and ten other regular Clerks ; and to its super
vision and management are commltttd the fol
lowing branches of the public service:
1 t. The Public Lands. TJie chief of this 1 u
reau is called the Commissioner of the General
Land Ofiice. The Land Bur.au is charged with
the surrey, management, and sale of the public
domain, and the issuingof titles therefjr, whether
derived from confirmations of grants made by
former Governments, by saleB, donations, of
granlo for schools, military bounties, or public
improvements, ana uttewise tue revision or Vir
ginia military bounty-land claims, and the Issu
ing of scrip In lieu thereof. The Land Officr,
also, audits Its own accounts. Tha present Com
missioner Is Joseph S. Wilson. Its prlnclal
officers are a Recorder, Chief Clerk, who also
acts as Comm'ssioner ad interim, Principal Clerk
of Surveys, besides a Draughtsman, Assis'ant
Draughtsman, and some 160 Clerks of various
2d. Pensions The present head of this bureau
is George C. Wbitlng, of Virginia. The Com
missioner is charged w.th the examlnat'on and
adjudication of all claims arising under the va
rious and numerous laws passed by Congress
granting bounty land or pensions for the mili
tary or naval servlcs In the revolutionary and
subsequent wars in which the United States have
been engaged. He has one Chief Clerk, (John
Robb, Esq ,) and a permanent corps, consisting
of tome seventy o'her Clerks.
3d. Indians. Commissioner of Indian Affairs,
A. B. Greenwood, of Arkansas. He is provided
with a Chief C.erk, and about fifteen other sub
or linate Clerks.
4th. Patent Office. Hon. Philip F. Thomas, of
Maryland, commissioner ot raients. To this
bureau Is committed the execution and perform
ance of all " a;ts and things touching and re
specting the granting and issuing of pa ents for
new and useful discoveries, inventions, and im
provements;" the collection of stttistics rela
ting to agriculture; the collection and distribu
tion of Eecds, plants, and cuttings. It has a
Chi f Clerk who Is by law tho acting Commis
sioner of Patents in the absence of the Commis
sioner twelve principal and twelve assistant
Examiners of Patents, some dozen subordinate
permanent Clerks, besides a consfd rable num
ber of temporary employees. Samuel T. Sbu
gert, Esq., Chief Clerk.
An act passed at the last session of Congress
provided that all books, maps, charts, and other
publications, heretofore deposited la the De
partment of State, according to the laws regula
t ng copyrights, should be removed to the De
partment of the Interior, which Is charged tilth
all the duties connected with matters pertaining
to copyright ; which duties hare been assigned
by the Secretary of the Interior to the Patent Of-
See, ns belonging most appropriately to this
branch of the service m
Bcsld s these four principal branches of this
new Executive Department, the orginlc act of
1840 transferred to It from the Treasury Depart
ment the supervision of the accounts of the Uni
ted States Marshals a d Attorneys, and tho
Clerks of the United States Courts, the manage
ment of the lead and other mines of the United
States, ai d the affairs of the penitentiary of the
United States in the District of Columbia; and
from the State Department tl e duty pf taking
and returning the censuses of the Unl ed States,
and of supervising and directing the acts of the
Commissioner of Public Buildings. The Hospi
tal for the Insaneof the army and navy and of
the District of Columbia is also nnder the man
agement of this Department; In addition to
which, by laws recently passed, the Secretary of
the Interior Is charged with, the construction of
tho three wagon roads leading to the Pacific
ucuer a l Ul rKuiuniy u, louji jiiu lumg .v.
keeping and distributing all public documents,
all the botjes, documents, &c, prnted or pur
chased by the Government," the Annals of Con
gress, American Btate Papers, Amcsicad Ar
ch ves, Jefferson's and Adams's Works, are
transferred to this Department from the tJWte
Department, Library of Congress, and elsewhere;
also, the Journals and Documents ot tne inirty
fifth Congress. These valuable, orks are dis
tributed to those who are by law entitled to re
ceive them, and to such " colleges, public libri
rles, athenaeums, literary and scientific institu
tions, boards of trade, or public associations,"
as shall be designated by the members of Con
gress. The Department requires an additional buNd
Ing for Its accommodation, and the erection of
one has been repeatedly recommended during
the last few years for that purpose. At present,
the Pension Office is provided with rooms in what
Is known as " Winder's Building," while the
other branches cf the Department, Including the
Secretary's office, are all crowded into the Patent
Office building, the whole of which will be re
quired at an early day for the use of the Patent
Office, for which It was originally Intended.
The Treasury Department consists of the offi
ces of the Secretary of the Treasury, two Comp
trollers, Commissioner of the Customs, six Au
ditors, Treasurer, Register, Solicitor, Light-house
Board, and Coast Survey.
The following is a brief indication of the duties
of these several offices, and of the force employed
therein, respectively :
Secretary's Office. Hon. nowell Cobb, Secre
tary of the-Treasury; Hon. Philip Clayton, Assist
ant Secretary; one Engineer in Charge; one
Architect, and three Draughtsmen temporarily
employed, and twenty-three Clerks. The Secre
tary of the Treasury is charged with the general
supervision of the fiscal transactions of the Gov
ernment, and of the execution of the laws con
cerning the commerce and navigation of tho
United States. He superintends the survey of
the coast, the Pght-house establishment, the ma
rine hospitals ot the United States, and the con
struction of certain public buildings for custom
houses and other purposes.
Tirst Comptroller's Office. Hon, William Me
dlll, Comptroller, and fifteen Clerks. Ue pre
scribes the mode of keeping and rendering ac
counts for the civil and diplomatic service, as
well as the public lands, and revises and certifies
the balances arising thereon.
Second Comptroller's Office. J. M. Cutis, Esq.,
Comptroller, and seventeen Clerks. He prescribes
the mode of keeping and rendering the accounts
of the Army, Navy, and Indian departments of
the public service, and revises and certifies the
balances arising thereon,
Office of Commissioner of Customs. Samuel
Ingbam, Esq.. Commissioner, and eleven Clerks.
He prescribes the mode of keeping and rendering
the accounts of the customs, revenue, and dis
bursements, and for the building and repairing
custom-nouses, c, ana revises and cerunes tne
balances arising thereon.
First Auditor's Office. Thomas L. Smith, Esq.,
First Auditor, and nineteen Clerks. He receives
and adjusts the accounts of the customs revenue
and disbursements, appropriations and expend
itures on account of the civil list, and under
private acts of Congress, and reports the balances
to the Commissioner of the Customs and the
First Comptroller, respectively, for their decision
Second Auditor's Office. Thomas J. D. Fuller,
Second Auditor, and twenty-one Clerks. He re
ceives and adjusts all accounts relating to the
pay, clothing, and recruiting of the army, as well
as armories, arsenals, and ordnance, and all ac
counts relating to the Indian department, and
reports the balances to the Second Comptroller,
for his decision thereon.
Third Auditor's Office. Robert J. Atkinson,
Esq , Third Auditor, and seventy-eight Clerks.
He receives and adjusts all accounts for subsist
ence of the army, fortifications. Military Acad
emy, military roads, and the Quartermaster's de
partment, as well as for pensions, claims arising
from military services previous to 1816, and for
ho Bes nnd other property lost In the military
service, under various acts of Congress, and re
ports the balances to the Second Comptroller, for
his decision thereon.
Fourth Auditor's Office. k. J. O'Bannon, Esq ,
Fourth Auditor, and sixteen Clerks. He receives
and adjusts all accounts for the service of the
Navy Department, and reports the balances to
the Second Comptroller, for bis decision thereon.
Fifth Auditor's Office. Bartholomew Fuller,
Esq , liuu Auditor, and six uierKs. tie re
ceives and adjusts all accounts for diplomatic
and similar services performed under the direc
tion of the State Department, and reports the
balances to the First Comptroller, for his decision
Sixth Auditors Office Dc. Thomas M. Tate,
Auditor of the Treasury for the Post Office De
partment, and one hundred and fourteen Clerks.
He receives and adjusts all accounts arising from
the service ol the Post Omce Department. His
decisions are final, unless an appeal be taken in
twelve months to the First Comptroller. He
superintends the collection of all debts due the
Post Office Department, and all penalties and
forfeitures imposed on postmasters and mail con
tractors for falling to do their duty ; he directs
suits nnd legal proceedings, civil and criminal,
and takes all such measures as may be author
ized by law to enforce the prompt payment of
moneys duo to the Department; Instructing Uni
ted States attorneys, marshals, and clerks, on all
matters 'relating thereto ; and receives returns
from each term of the United States courts, of the
condition and progress of such suits and legal
proceedings : has charge of all lands and other
property assigned to the United States in pay
ment of debts due the Post Office Department,
and has power to sell and dispose of the same
for the benefit of the United States.
Treasurer's Ojjice. Samuel Casey, Esq , Treas
urer, and thirteen Clerks. He receives and keeps
the moneys of the United States In his own
office, and that of the depositories created by the
act ot the Cth pf August, 184C, and pays out the
same upon warrants drawn by the Secretary of
the Treasury, countersigned by the First Comp
troller, and upon warrants drawn by the Post
master General, and countersigned by the Sixth
Auditor, and recorded by the Register, lie also
holds public moneys advanced by warrant to
disbursing officers, and pa a out the same.upon
Jteguttr's Office Finley Bigger, Esq , Register,
and twenty-nine Clerks. He keeps the accounts
of public receipts and expenditures ; receives
tho returns and makes out the official stutement
of commerce and navigation of the United StateB;
and receives from the Tirst Comptroller and
Commissioner of Customs all accounts and
vouchers decided by them, and is charged by
law with their safe keeping.
Solicitor'sOJicc. Hon. Junius nillyer,SollcItor,
and six Clerks. Ho superintends all civil suits
commenced by the United Btates, (mt thou
arising in the Pott Office Department,) and Instructs
the United States attorneys, marshals, and
clerks, In all matters relating to them and their
results. He receives returns from each term of
the United Btates courts, showing the progress
and condition of such suits j has charge of all
lands and other property assigned to the United
States In payment of debts, (except those asiigned
in payment of debts due the Post Office Dejiartmenl,)
and has power to sell nnd dispose of the same
for the benefit of the United States.
Liyht-Iloute Board. Hon. Howell Cobb, Seo
retary of the Treasury, ex-officio President; Com.
W. B. Shubrlck, United Slates Navy, Chairman ;
Commander E. G. Tilton, United States Navy ;
Major A. 11. Bowman, Corps of Engineers, Uni
ted States Army; Capt. A. A. Humphreys, Corps
Topographical Engineers, United States Army;
Prof. Joseph Henry, Secretary of the Smith
sonian Institution ; Prof. A. D. Bache, Super
intendent of the Coast Survey ; Commander Ra
phael Semmes, United States Navy, and Captain
W. F. Smith, Corps Topographical Engineers,
United States Army, members, the last two being
also Secretaries ; and five Clerks. This' board
directs the building and repairing of light
houses, light-vessels, beacons, and buoys, con
tracts for supplies, and governs the personnel of
United States Coast Survey. Professor A. D.
Bache, LL. D., Superintendent, and Superintcnd
enfof Weights and Measures.
Capt William R. Palmer, Corps Topographical
Engineers, United States Army, in charge of the
Coast Survey Office ; Lieut. A. P. Hill, United
States Army, Assistant.
Assistant W. P. Trowbridge, computer of
Assistant Chas. A. Scbott, in charge of com
Assistant L. F. Pourtales, in charge of tidal
Lieut. Thomas Wilson, United Slates Army,
in charge of drawing division.
Mr. Edward Wharton, acting In charge of en
Lieut. John R. Smead, United States Army, in
chargo of miscellaneous divisions.
Samuel Heln, Disbursing Agent
' George Mathlot, Electrotyplst
Joseph Saxton, Assistant to Superintendent of
Weights and Measures.
POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT.
Hon. Joseph Holt, Postmaster General. The
direction and management of the Post Office De
partment are assigned by the Constitution and
laws to the Postmaster General. That Its busi
ness may be the more conveniently arranged and
prepared for his final action, it is distributed
among several bureaus, as follows : The Ap
pointment Office, In charge of the First Assistant
Postmaster General ; the Contract Office, in
charge of the Second Assistant Postmaster Gen
eral ; tho. Finance Office, in charge of the Third
Assistant Postmaster General ; and the Inspec
tion Office, in charge of the Chief Clerk.
Appointment Office. Horatio King, Esq., First
Assistant Postmaster General, and nineteen
Clerks. To this office are assigned all questions
which relate to the establishment and discon
tinuance of post offices, changes of sites and
names, appointment and removal of postmasters
and route and local agents, as also the giving
ol instructions to postmasters. Postmasters are
furnished with marking and rating stumps and
letter balances by this bureau, which is charged
also with providing blanks and stationery for
the use of the Department, and with the superin
tendence of the several agencies established for
supplying postmasters with blanks. To this
bureau is likewise assigned the supervision of
tne ocean mall steamship lines, ana of the foreign
and International postal arrangements.
Contract Office. William H. Dundas, Esq ,
Second Assistant Postmaster General, nnd twenty-six
clerks. To this office Is assigned the
business of arranging the mall service of the
United States, and placing the same under con
tract, embracing all correspondence and proceed
ings respecting the frequency of trips, mode of
conveyance, and times of departures and arri
vals on all the routes ; the course of the mall
between the different sections of the country,
the points of mail distribution, and the regula
tions for the government of the domestic mall
service of the United States. It prepares the
advertisements for mail proposals, receives the
bids, and takes charge of the annual and occa
sional mall lettings, and the adjustment and exe
cution of the contracts. All applications for
the establishment or alteration of mall arrange
ments, and the appointment of Mail Messengers,
should bo sent to this office. All claims should
be submitted to it for transportation Bcrvlce not
under contract, as tho recognition of said service
is first to be obtained through the Contract
Office, as a necessary authority for the proper
credits at the Auditor's Office. From this office
all postmasters at the ends of routes receive the
statement of mall arrangements prescribed for
the respective routes. It reports weekly to the
Auditor all contracts executed, and all orders
aflectlng accounts for mail transportation ; pre
pares the statistical exhibits of the mail service,
and the reports of the mall lettings, giving a
statement of each bid ; also, of the contracts
made, the new service originated, the curtail
ments ordered, and the additional allowances
granted within the year.
Finance Office. A. N. Zovely, Esq., Third As
sistant Postmaster General, and twenty-one
clerks. To this office are assigned the supervis
ion and management of the financial business
of the Department, not devolved by law upon
the Auditor, embracing accounts with the draft
offl-es and other depositaries of the Department,
the iss ilng of warrants and drafts in payment
of balances reported by the Auditor to be due to
mail contractors and other persons, the Bupervls
ion of the accounts of offices under orders to
deposit their quarterly balances at deslgua'ed
points, and the superintendence of the rendition
by postmasters of their quarterly returns of
postages, u nas cnarge ot the Uead-Letter
Office, of the issuing of postage stamps and
stamped envelopes for the prepayment of post
age, and of the accounts connected therewith.
To the Third Assistant Postmaster General all
postmasters should direct their quarterly returns
of postage ; those at draft offices, their letters
reporting quarterly the net proceeds of their
offices ; and those at depositing offices, their cer
tificates of deposit; to him should also be di
rected the weekly and monthly returns of the
depositaries of the Department, as well as all
applications and receipts for postage stamps and
stamped envelopes, and for dead letters.
Inspection Office. Benj. N. O'ementi, Esq ,
Cblel Clerk, and seventeen clerks. To this office
is assigned the duty of receiving and examining
the registers of the arrival! and departures of
the mails, certificates of the servile of route
agents, and reports of mail failures ; of noting
the delinquencies of contractors, and preparing
cases thereon for the action of the Postmaster
General; furnishing blanks for mall registers,
and reports of mill failures: providing and
sending out mail bags anl mall locks und keys,
and doing all other things which may be neces
sary to secure a f ilthful and exact performance
of all mall contracts.
All cases of mall depredation, of violation of
law by private expresses, or by tho forging or
illegal use of postage etam s, are under the su
pervision of this office, and should he reported
All communications respecting lost money,
letters, mail depredations, or other violations at
law, or mall locks and keys, should be directed,
'Chief Clerk, Post Office Department"
All registers of tho arrivals and departures of
the mallsr certificates of the service of route
agents, rejorts of mall failures, applications for
blank registers, and reports of failures, and all
complaints against contractors for irregular or
lmperfectservlce,should be directed, "Inspection
Ofiice, Post Office Department"
The Navy Department consists of the Navy
Department proper, being the ofiice of the Sec
retary and of five bureaus attached thereto, vis :
Bureau of Navy Yards and Docks, Bureau of
Conitructlon, Equipment, and Repair, Bureau of
Provisions and Clothing, Bureau of Ordnanco
ana nyarograpny, ana the Barest) ot Medicine
The following Is a statement of the duties of
each of these offices, and of the force employed
Secretary's Office. Hon. Isaac Touccy, Secre
tary of the Navy; Charles W. Welsh, Esq.,
Chief Clerk, and eleven Clerk. The Secretary
of the Navy has charge of everything connected
with the naval establishment, and the execution
of all laws relating thereto Is Intrusted to him,
under the geueral direction of the President of
the United State", who, by the Constitution, is
Commander-in-chief of the Army and Navy.
All Instructions to commanders of squadrons
and commanders of vessels, all orders of officers,
commissions of officers both In the navy and
marine corps, appointments of commlisioned
and warrant officers, orders for the enlistment
and discharge of seamen, emanate from the Secretary's-
Office. All the duties of the different
bureaus are perform' d under the authority of
the Secretary, and their orders are considered
as emanating' from him. The genera) superin
tendence ot tne marine corps formi also apart
of the duties of the Secretary, and all the orders
of the commandant of that corps should be ap
proved by him.
Bureau of Navy Yards and Docks. Commo
dore Joseph Smith, Chief of the Bureau, four
Clerks, one Civil Engineer,and one Draughtsman.
AU the navy yards, docks, and wharves, build
ings and machinery la navy yards, and every
thing Immediately connected with tbem, are
under the superintendence of this bureau. It is
also charged with the management of the Naval
Bureau of Construction, Equipment, and III'
pair. John Lenthall, Esq., Chief of the Bureau,
eight Clerks, and one Draughtsman. The office
of the Englneer-ln-cblef of the Navy, Samuel
Archbold, Esq , Is attached to this bureau, who
Is assisted by three assistant engineers. This
bureau has charge of the building and repairs of
all vessels of war, purchase of materials, and tho
providing of all vessels with their equipments,
as sails, anchors, water tanks, &c. The Bngi-neer-ln-chlef
superintends the construction of
all marine steam engine- for the navy, and, with
the approval of the Secretary, decides upon plans
for their construction.
Bureau of Provisions and Clothings U. Bridge,
Purser United States Navy, Chief of Bureau, and
four Clerks. All provisions for the use of the
navy, and clothing, together with the making of
contracts for furnishing the same, come under
the charge of this bureau.
Bureau of Ordnance and Hydrography. Oapt
Duncan Ingruham, Chief of Bureau, four Clerks,
and one Draughtsman. This bureau has charge
of alt ordnance and ordnance stores, the manu
facture or purchase of cannon, guns, powder,
shot, shells, Ac, and the equipment of vessels
of war, with everything connected therewith. It
also provides them with maps, charts, chronom
eters, barometers, &c, together with such books
as are furnished ships of war. "The United
States Naval Observatory and nydrographical
Office " at Washington, and the Naval Academy
at Annapolis, are also under the general super
intendence of the Chief of this Bureau.
Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. William
Whelan, Surgeon United States Navy, Chief of
Bureau; one Passed Assistant Surgeon United
States Navy, and two Clerks. Everything rela
ting to medicines and medical stores, treatment
of sick and wounded, and management of hos
pitals, comes within the superintendence of this
Hon. .J. Bi Floyd, Secretary of War, W. R.
Drinkard, Chief Clerk, seven Clerks, two Mes
sengers, and one Laborer. The following bu
reaus are attached to this Department.
Commanding General's Office. Tait office, at
the head of which is Lieutenant General Scott,
is at New York.
Adjutant Generals Office. -Col. Samuel Coop
er, Adjutant General. Assistants Major E. D.
Townsend, Major W. A. Nichols, Capt. S. Wil
liams, and dipt. J. P. Garesche; Judge Advo
cate, Major John F. Lee ; ten Clerks and one
Messenger. In this office are kept all the records
which refer to the personnel of the army, the
rolls, &c. It Is here that all military commis
sions are made out.
Quartermaster QeneraVs Office. Brevet Major
General T. S. Jesup, Quartermaster General.
Assistants Major E. 8. Sibley," Brevet Major II.
O. Wayne, and Brevet Major J. Belger ; eleven
Clerks and one Messenger.
Paymaster Generals Office. Col. B. F. Larned,
Paymaster General, Lieut Col. T. P. Andrews,
District Paymaster ; seven Clerks and one Mes
senger. Commissary Generate Office. General George
Gibson, Commissary General ; Assistant, Capt
A. E. Shiras ; six Clerks and one Messenger.
Surgeon GeneraVs Office. Gen. Thomas Law
son, Surgeon General ; Assistant, Dr. R. 0. Wood ;
three Clerks and one Messenger.
Engineer Office Gen. Joseph G. Toften, Chief
Engineer; Assistant, Captain II. G. Wright; five
Clerks and one Messenger.
Topographical Bureau Cul. J. J. Abert, Colo
nel of the Corps ; Assistant, Capt. I. C. Wood
ruff; five Clerks and one Messenger.
Ordnance Bureau. Col. II. K. Craig, Colonel
of Ordnance ; Assistant, Capt. William Mayna
dier ; eight Clerks and one Messenger.
J. J. COOMBS,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
WILL practice In the local Courts of this
District and In the Supreme Court and
Court of Claims. Office at the corner of Indi
ana avenue and Second street.
FOB COUGHS, COLDS, &o.
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Tyler's Sjrup Gum Arabic.
Urown's Bronchial Troches.
Wistar's Cougli Lozenges.
Wlstar's Balsam Wild Cherry.
Swayne's Syrup Wild Cherry.
Bryunt's Pulmonic Wafers.
For sale by CHARLES STOTT,
No. 375 Pennsylvania avenue,
nov 26 tawlm
AMERICAN AND ENGLISH PICKLES,
chow chow, )
PICCOLILLY, I English.
While and Brown ONIONS, J
Worcestershl're Sauce, Soyer's Sultana, Read
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For sale by JE?8E 11. WILSON,
327 Pa. av., between blxth and Seventh
nov 26 ' streets, south side.