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D BY W. J. MURTAGU A CO.
Monday, July 22, 1881.
fya ulrcrt.Mniwu or actices, eiwpt Jo regular ad
vutlsert, will be lowtl without payment In advance.
A Hoiis Guard. The suggestion made
through the columns of this paper of the organi
zation of a home guard lias been approved by
many of our citizens 1 bnt no action has yet
been initiated in regard to it, Wc regret this;
there should be a forward movement at once.
The District volunteers recently mastered out
of service would form nn appropriate neucleus
of such. an organization; but it should be am
pliGed to the extent of embracing in its active
list every resident, permanent or temporary,
capable of service, and upon its honorary and
contributing list, every non-combatant resident
of each class, whose sympathies am on the
side of law and order.. In these times of anxiety
and danger there is no telling what even an
hour may "bring forth ; and it is therefore essen
tial to the safety of the community that we
shall.be always ready. The snpineness of the
great mass of the people of Baltimore of late
betrayed them into the hands of the basest
mob "thai ever initiated a reign of tyranny ;
and Baltimore has in consequence been blighted
in all her interests, even to the sacrifice of mil
lions of wealth, and the demolition of the great
highway or commerce to that city. Surely we
should profit by such an experience, and pre
vent the evils that, once consummated, we may
find it difficult, or, it may, be, impossible to re
trieve. StCMBloK Barbarities. The Ignoble char
acter of the rebel conflict now in progress finds
expression not unfreqncntly, we regret to say,
in acta of barbaric cruelty more worthy the
spirit of Sepoy revengo than of the Indignation
of a people having any knowledge of Christian
enlightenment. An instance of the kind is re
corded in our local columns of this morning.
We are cot unmindful of the degrading in
fluencs usually attendant upon war, nor of the
fact that mauy public journals even among
those claiming to be friendly to the cause of
the Government, embrace every opportunity to
accuse the soldiers of our army of robberies
never committed, and of burning towns never
in existence ; yet it is a satisfaction that even
they have not charged upon tho soldiers of
the Republic, such acts as daily disgrace the
enemy in every step of their unholy crusade.
The intimation given by General Butler, in
a proclamation issued in Maryland, that if the
soldiers or the Union conld stoop to retaliation,
almost every home of the people of the South
had within it a facile agent for the purpose,
ought to have challenged admiration for onr
forbearance in the exemption of our enemies
from. fear. But this spirit is a part of tho mo
tive that has led them to the contest ; and the
daDger that it may yet awaken a spirit of re
taliation beyond that which should proceed
from devotion to a righteous cause is among
tho severest of evils possible in the pathway
now before us.
TnK Sabbath. The streets of Washington
yesterday presented nn appearance of neatness
and order, and a procession of quiet, church
going men, women, and children, in strange
contrast with the stupendous movements in
progress around us ; and the churches were
filled, and the services conducted "decently
and in order," as upon any other Sabbath within
the past ten year. Muny of our people were
indeed in the enjoyment of a happy exemption
from the anxieties that oppressed the minds of
those who were endeavoring to estimate the
value of the great treasure of peaca and free
dom, so ruthlessly assailed, and the dire calami
ties that must fall even upon the victors in the
But the cause of our Government wan well
remembered in the prayers of the people, and
the blessings of peace and security under that
Government were earnestly and eloquently in
voked. God grant that there may be freedom
to utter this prayer in every church in the land
before the recurrence of many Sabbaths or of
T As an evidence of the feeling of the
people of the country towards Governor John
son, of Tennessee, who has so nobly stood up
in defence of tho Union and the Constitution,
we are informed that nearly every day before the
meeting of the Senate, notes are placed on his
desk by persons from all parts of the Union,
complimenting him on the bold stand he has
taken. We are permitted, by a friend, to copy
the following, which is but one of hundreds of
a similar character placed on his desk :
"God bless you.
"W. H. WaLDBON, B. I."
" God bless you.
" 3. M H., K. I."
" God bless you.
" Rv. S. 8. CrsiMixos,
"Qod bless you, and give yon strength to
stand up for the Union.
" P. W. D., Mass."
God bless you.
" H. L. Ilopstsa, n. I "
4i men, to all the above expressions.
" Glover, ol Indiana "
Such, we presume, are the sentiments of all
Union-loving men throughout the country.
We could fill a column with similar exclnma-
tlons if we had room.
By tho arrival of the Pony Express at Fort
Kearny, we havo r.dvices from San Francisco
to the 7tb instant. The steamer St. louts sailed
on the first inBtant, for Pannma, with $1, 147,000
in specie. Amoug her passengers was Austin
Smith, late United States navy ngent. who left
for the avowed purpose of joining tho seces
sionists. HIi affairs were turned over to bis
successor in tho utmost confusion, and it is
said that, orders havo li:en cent forward for Lis
arreet on Ms Arrival at New York. Business
continues unusu&iij: dull. A great Uniou de
monstration was made jn Placerville on the
first iustant, on the departure of the first over
land mail coach.
Saturday, July 20, 18G1.
After prayer, the Journal was read and ap
proved. Mr. WADE offered the following joint reso
Resolved, dv., That the President of the
United States be and he is hereby authorized
to appoint a commission for the United States
to represent the agricultural and mechanicnl
interests of this Government at the next World's
Fair, to be held in London in the spring of
1862. Referred to the Committee on Foreign
Mr. COWAN presented a memorial of cer
tain citizens of Pennsylvania praying the
establishment of a national armory at the Falls
of Big Beaver liver, in Benver county, Penn
sylvania. Mr. KING presented resolutions of the Legis
lature of New York in relation to the treaty
between the United States and Great Britain,
commonly known ns the Reciprocity treaty.
Mr. HALE reported from tho Committee on
Naval Affairs, with amendments, a bill to in
crease the medical corps of the navy. The
amendments reported were concurred in. Mr.
II. offered a further clause providing for tho
appointment of additional students in the Na
val Academy. The farther consideration of
the bill was deferred.
' TB.C CArTORKD NAVY YARDS.
Mr. H. offered the following resolution i
Resolved, That the Committee on Naval Af
fairs be instructed to inquire into the circum
stances attending the surrender of the navy
yard at Pensacola, and the destruction of the
property ot tbe united states at tbe navy yam
at Norfolk, and tbe abandonment of the same
by tho forces of the United States, and to in
quire especially if there was auy default in
either caso on the part of any officer of the
United States, and that said committee be im
powered to send for persons and papers ) and
that they be authorized to sit during the recess
of Congress: and farther, that they be allowed
to devolve all or a portion of these inquiries on
a sub-committeo oflheir own members if they
shall deem it expedient.
Mr. TRUMBULL reported back from the
Committee ou the Judiciary the bill concerning
the bonds of paymasters of the army, with a
recommendation that it do not pass, the present
provisions on that subject being deemed suffi
cient. METROPOLITAN rOLtCK.
The Senate took np for consideration the bill
to regulate the police force for the city of Wash
inetou. The bill was reacLthe third time and
EXPENDITURES CT VOLUNTEERS.
The bill authorizing' the Secretary of War to
reimburse the expenditures of certain volun
teers for musical bands was read the third time
Mr. FE.SSENDEN reported back from the
( onitaittee on finance, a Mouse bill authoriz
ing the Secretary of tho Treasury to remit cer
mm fines and forfeitures ; which bill was con
lidered and passed.
PROTECTION TO IOTAL CITIZENS.
Mr. JOHNSON, of Tennessee, introduced,
on leave, a bill making an appropriation to pay
dio expenses of transporting and delivering
arms and munitions of war to the loyal citizens
of the States now in rebellion against the Gov
ernment of the United States, and to provide
for the expense of organizing them into com
panies, battalions, regiments, or otherwise, fur
their own protection against domestic violence,
insurrection, invasion, or rebellion.
Mr. J. urged thnt,-e,s tbe National Govern
ment was bound to guaranty Repeblican Gov
t-mnicnt to the several States, it was its duty
(o afford the protection asked for its loyal citi
zens. Referred to the Committee on Military
Mr. TRUMBULL, on leave, introduced a bill
to pro ide tor holding district and circuit courts
iu judicial districts during a temporary vacan
cy in the judgeship. Referred to the Commit
tee on the Judiciary.
On the motion of Mr. GRIMES, tho consid
eration of the bill authorizing the construction
of one or more armed ships or no-Hug liatle
ries wui deferred.
Mr. TRUMBULL reported back from the
Committee on the Judiciary a bill to conficate
property used for insurrectionary purpopes,
with an amendment in regard to the court in
which condemnation is to be made.
Mr. T. then proposed, as his own, nn addi
tional section, as follows :
" That whenever any person claiming to be
entitled to the service or labor of any other
persun under the Inwn of any State shall em
ploy such person iu aiding or promoting auy
insurrection, or in resisting the laws of the
United States, or shall permit or suffer him to
be so employed, h shall forfeit all right to
such service or Ialor, and the person whose
labor or service is thus claimed, shall be thence
forth discharged therefrom, any law to the con
ORDER or THE DAY.
At one o'clock the Senate resumed the con
sideration of tho order of the day, being the
joint resolution to approve and confirm certain
acts of the President of the United States for
suppressing insurrection and rebellion.
Mr. LATHAM, of California, addressed the
Senate in support of the resolntion. He ex
pressed the pleasure with which he had listened
to the speeches of Messrs. Breckinridge and
Bayard, and his concurrence in many of their
viows, but not a word had either of them said
as to tho outrageous infractions of the Consti
tution by those now in rebellion. Mr. L. said
that whatever was necessary, on tho part of the
President, to support the Constitution aud the
laws, even though without authority, he would
npprove. If the Courts had not, in some in
stances, been tainted, he would have left to
them tho duty of suppressing treason. Ue com
plimentcd Judge Taney, and objected to the
suspension ofthe Aala corpus at Baltimore, and
to increase of the regular army by the President,
He might have accomplished the object of sup
pressing tho outbreak by the volunteer forces
of the country.
But Mr. L. cordially approved tho blockade
of Florida aud other Southern ports, and the
means taken to defend tne capital. In tho
latter measures he gave bis cordial and em
phatic approval, ana believed tho President
would have been derelict and deserved impeach
ment if he had neglected this duty. Being
elected constitutionally, Mr. Lincoln was enti
tled to the fair support of every good citizen.
Mr. L. had, howevi.r, supported with earnest
ness and zeal Mr. Breckinridge for the Presi
dency. He argued that if the Southern States bad
said they were tired of the Government part
nership, nnd had not appropriated the public
property to their own uses, they might havo
cluiined aomo consideration, A great deal had
been said about enforcing tho laws by tho strong
arm of tho Government, nnd restoring the pub
lic property". But this was an imperaitvo duly.
It would have ben beltr for tho Southern
States to have awaited the efforts of reason and
rrileciion. Their course of policy could only
result in evil.
Mr. L. reviewed with calmness the history of
the secession movement begun br South Car
olina immediately after the 6th of November I
their seizure of tbe forts their illegal and un
constitutional acts. The Goverument had
quietly submitted to these, and this was a sig
nal to other States to follow.
lie cited the unlawful acts of Georgia, Flor
ida, Louisiana, and-other States, in regatd to
the public property, seizing forts, mints, and
even hospitals. In Texas the troops of tbe
United States had bocn seized, and left in pos
session of the State troops. But he need not
enumerate the outrages they were familiar to
every one. It was a false policy to allow these
acts to be done with impunity.
Mr. L. denied that this was a war of the Re
publican party. The fact that the Adminis
tration had the support of 'a million and a half
of people originally opposed to them proved
that it was no mere party war. .Most of the
men in command of the armies, and most of
the soldiers wero Democrats. Tho truo issue is
whether you haven Government or not, nnd not
ns to which party rules. It is for the assertion
of our dignity nnd power as a nation abroad.
Mr. L,THAM alluded to the declaration of
Mr. Bright that there were three sets of opinions
in the Senate. Air. L. thought there were four.
There were, no doubt, some who might make
this contest the occasion to destroy slavery, but
that was not tho prevailing sentiment tih the
Republican side. On his side of the chamber
there were Democrats who are willing to let
States do as they pleafej but there are others
who will not change their opinion aa to the
duty 6f protecting our institutions as well as
the Government. The only purposes of the
wnr were properly indicated by a majority of
the Republican members of the Now Hamp-
sbire Legislature. It was not to deprive our
Southern brethren ot tbeir property, nut to en
force the laws. Mr. L. read the resolution,
which he thought came up to. the whole spirit
of the occasion, as follows i,
Resolved, That the contest now existing be
tween the Government and the disloyal States
that have commenced an unjustifiable and
treasonable war upon its constitutional authori
ty, Bhonld be regarded by all loyal men, not as
a sectional war, not an anti-slavery war, nor a
war of conqnest nnd subjugation, but simply
and solely n war for the maintenance of tbe
Government, the suppression of rebellion, and
Ibe pieservution of tho magna charta of our
liberty nnd natioual unity.
Mr. L. declared that whenever he discovered
that this war was not for tho purpose above in
dicated, then he would raise his voice and vote
in condemnation. His constituents favored no
such purpose. They were not for turning four
millions ot slaves loose, houseless nnd homeless.
When the contest was found to be not to en-
forco the laws, his people were ready and will
ing to oppose all infractions of the Constitution.
liut impartial history will decide that no war
was ever so unjustifiable as that waited bv
the secession Suites. Had any wrong been
dono? Was there auy law on the national
statute book which oppressed them 7 Was it
because the Government failed to do justice 7
With a working majority in the Senate, nnd a
majority oftneuty odd in the House against Mr.
Lincoln, not a cabinet officer, minister abroad,
or an appropriation could be had without their
In tbe Senate, Mr. L. read to show, that
Southern Democrats had free and absolute con
trol of every committee, thereby shaping the
policy of the country. Had any injustice been
done theso States 7 Of the seventy-two years
this Government bad been in existence, the
South had had control for forty-nine )ears and
three mouths. He cited other striking instan
ces of this control iu the departments to show
that the North and the General Government
had dono the South no injustice. Upon tho
slave question, Mr. L. mentioned the first fu
gitiie act of 1795 the compromise in 1820,
then again in 1850, the repeal in 1854, and
still the leaders were not satisfied. Why, then,
did they not break out in 1862 when Mr. Pierce
was elected, when the infractions of tho fugi
tive slave law were much more frequent than
since7 The double fees for delivering fugi
tives over those for releasing them bad render
ed the law so odious that tbe distinguished
Senator from Illinois hnd met nn unwelcome
reception at his home iu Chicago.
Mr. Li. referred to tbe testimony ot Uemocatic
Senators from the West at tho last session to
show that no law bad ever been more faithfully
executed than that for tho return of fugitiver.
As to the personal liberty bills complained of,
some of them bad beeu so loug on the statute
book that they were in fact obsolete. Not a
slave had ever been liberated by them. The
whole of the Territories had been opened to
slavery, yet in New Mexico, for twelve years,
ttero were but twelve Blaves. Senators had
decided at tho last session that no protection
was needed for slavery in tbe Territories, for
when Mr. Brown, of Mississippi, introduced bis
resolution declaring that the exigency had nr
rived when protection was needed, only three
Senntors volcd for it, and forty-six against it.
Had anything occurred between that ptriod
and the election of Mr. Lincoln to produce the
change of opinion? Nothing could be cited.
Mr. L. proceeded in forcible illustrations of
the causeiessiiess of the rebellion, and of the
duty the people to support the President in all
proper efforts to maintain tbe supromaty of the
laws and the integrity of the Government.
Mr. RICE endorsed all that the Senator from
California had said so pertinently and elo
quenly. On motion of Mr. JOHNSON, of Tennessee,
the further consideration of the subject was
postponed nntil Monday, at one o'clock.
The Senate then, on motion of Mr. FESSEN.
DEN, held an Execntivo session i after which,
it adjourned until Mouday, at twelve o'clock.
Tdk Enemy's Version of the Battle at
Bull Run. Tho following Ufrom the Leesburg,
Va., Democratic Mirror, of the 19ih :
We have just learned that a sanguinary
battle took place at Bull Run, near Mnnossas
Junction, on yesterday, July 18, in which the
enemy met with terrible loss. The following
letter, from a perfectly reliable gentleman, was
sent to us at seven o'clock this morning, July
19. Two passengers, who also left the Junction
yesterday evening, confirm the statement of
our correspondent, and say that the victory was
Near MmnLssuao, July 19.
I left Manassas Junction last night at sun
down. Our troops bad very severe fighting on
Bull Run, about three miles distant from the
Junction, nearly all day yesterday. The artillery
was in full play from 9 A. M. until between 4
and 6 P. M., with two or three intervals of
about one hour each. 'I he enemy's loss is
thought to be very heavy. Ours is compara
tively light. Many of tbe Alexandria Riflemen,
and Sangstcr, of the same company are killed.
A good many of tho same regiment are wounded,
among them Capt. Dulany, severely. I have
not seen that any of tbe Guard were killed or
wounded, though I did all in my power to ascer
tain. Tbe regiment to which thuyure attached
covered itself with glory, but were unfortunately
fired into by a Mississippy regiment by mistake.
The enomy were repulsed three differout times
with heavy loss. To use the expression of one
of their men taken prisoner, " They were slaugh
tered like sheep "among them several field
At Richmond no person is permitted to leave
the city without a pass.
IMPORTANT FROM FORTRESS
A Scouting Farty Falls in the Hands of
tho Enemy I
MAJOR RAWLINGS KILLED I
THE WAR ON THE OCEAN!
PRIVATEER SUMTER HEARD FROMh
TWO OF HER MEN BROUGHT TO NEW YORK!
FROM MISSOURI AND ARKANSAS!
GEN. LYON EN ROUTE FOR SPRINGFIELD !
BEN. McCULLOUGH ON THE ARKAN
SAS BORDER WITH 17,000 TROOPS !
A U. S. Government Train Seized!
Fortress Monroe, July 19. At midnight, a
party consisting of Captain Halllday, Captain
Edward W. Jeukins. Lieutenant Johnson, and
Private Small, of the naval brigade, T. Ed.
Rawlins, major of the Kentucky cavalry, aud
R, W. ShurtlefT, of the New York llluttrattd
News, left Hampton, without permission, on a
scout. They were but poorly armed, and but
At half-past four this morning, the party were
surprised in the woods a short distance beyond
New Market Bridge by twenty dismounted
horsemen. Rawlins was Instantly killed by a
bullet through his head. Johnson and Shurt
lefT were also seen to fall, and they must have
been carried off as prisoners. The other
Three companies went out and brought in
the bodv of Rawlins. Malor Rawlins nr.
rived here yesterday morning, aud happened to
be la citizen's dress, lie was lormeny con
nected with an illustrated paper in New York.
Mr ShurtlefT came out as aid to Colonel
At least two nf the rebels were shot. It is
to be hoped that this will put an end to irre
The Minnesota has steam up, but her des
tination is not known.
The Montictllo yesterday fired into a body of
Confederates, a short distance above Newport
The Confederates fired some heavy guna lost
evening from the Pig Point battery.
The Quaker City last night picked up a man
in a sail boat from Norfolk, He reports only
what was well known before, namely i tbe rais
ing of the three United States ships of war In
Norfolk harbor, nnd tho rifling of cannon at
the navy yard.
There uro not ten thousand troops in Norfolk
nnd vicinity. Ho says that tbe Confederates
feel sure ot success, and they are determined
to fight to the last extremity.
Jelf. Davis is in Richmond.
There was much depression on account of
the rebel defeat in Western Virginia.
ARRIVAL or THE COSTA RICA.
Ktu York, July 20. Capt. Peel, of the brig
Costa Rica, arrived this morning from Aspiu
wall reports 8th inst., off Cape Antonio, spoke
brig Cuba, ( apt. J. D. Strout, from Trinidad,
Port of Spain, for London, who reported that
on the 4th inst., off the Islo of Pines, was board
ed by the privateer steamer Sumter, who de
clared tho brig a prize to the C. S. A., and put
a prize crew of five men on board to take her
to the nearest pott.
Capt. Strout succeeded in disarming them
aud put them in irons, and he will bring his
vessel to New York.
Two of tho privateersmen are now on board
tho Costa Rica.
rUHTnCll PARTICULARS THE PRIVATEERS
New York, July 20. This morning two of
tho crew of tho privateer Sumter arrived at
this port by the Costa Rica, Cupt. Peel, from
Their names are Henry Spencer and John
Davison. The former is nn Englishman, nged
38 years, aud tbe latter a Scotchmau, aged 25.
They state that they embarked on board the
Sumter to avoid starvation in New Orleans,
aud that they intended to run away when the
firt opportunity presented.
The Sumter lelt New Orleans on June 30th.
The U. S, steamer Brooklyn was heading in
and gave the Sumter chase, but the latter being
a very fast sailer escaped her. The captain of
the Sumter is named Sims, tbe lot Lieureuant,
They had a crew of 120 men, a portion of
wnom, some nut-en or twenty in uumbcr, were
Northern men, who desired to escape when the
chance offered. Tho crew was composed of nil
nationality s, but the men werp not enthusias
tic in the Southern cause. The officers are
The Sumter arried five guns ono 08 poun
der and four 32 pounders, medium. She also
bad a large number of shell. On the 3d of
July last she took her first prize, tho Golden
Rocket, of Bangor, which was subsequently
burned. On tho 4lh of July sho captured the
brig Macliias, of Cuba, off Cienfugos.
A prize crow, consisting of two marines, and
S enrer and Davison (tha prisoners,) were put
on board, midshipman Hodgson acting as prize
master. They had orders to lay off and on
Cienfuegos, while tho Sumter towed in the
Machias. The midshipman did not seem to
understand his position, and tho men having
little heart for the work they were engaged in,
allowed tho captain of the Cuba to re-capture
While Spencer nnd Davison were asleep their
arms wero taken from them and they were
placed in irons. Shortly afterwards the Cuba
fell in with tho Costa Jtica, and the Captain of
tbe lormer vessel not deeming it prudent to
have so many of the privateersmen on board,
transferred Spencer and Davison to the Cotta
Rica, nnd they were hronght hero as above
The midshipman and the two marines were
kept on board tbe Cuba, which was laden with
a cargo of sugar and originally bound for Lon
don, but is now shaping her course for this port,
nud is hourly expected to arrive. They wero
brought to the U. S. Marshal's office this morn
ing, where they mado statements substantially
the same as above narrated. The necessary
affidavit was made, and upon application to ono
of tho U. S. Commissioners, tho prisoners wero
committed to await an examination.
MOVEMENTS OF OEK. LYON, ETC.
Kansas City, Mo., July 19. Tho Fort Scott
Democrat of the 13th just., furnishes the follow
ing items j
Gen. Lnyn who is marching south towards
Springfield, has about six hundred men, inclu
ding Major Sturgea' command. Ho has also
twenty-four pieces of field nrtillery of various
descriptions, an abundance of ammunition, and
a full train of baggage wagons.
McCullough and Jackson have retreated across
the Arkansas line br the purpose of drilling
their men. Tbeir available force is estimated
at 17,500, including the Texau Rangers aud a
Mississippi reglmtnt, lien. Liyons strength
will be botween 10,000 and 12,000.
The Jayhawkers, under Jamison, have been
stationod at the Slate Hue below this place,
some days. Jamlson"will maintain a force of
200 or 31)0 men in that region until tho U. S.
A train which passed through this place
about a month since, with tho families and pro
perty of the United States soldiers from the In
dian country, was intercepted and searched by
him a few days since, and a quantity of ammu
nition, wagons, Ac, taken posicssion of. Jam
ison gave his receipt for the articles seized, to
be held subject to the order of the U. S. Gov
The owner of the property taken stated in
this place on the way tip, that half of the pouts
of the trip should be used to purchase arms for
the Southern Confederacy. He wits not with
the train on its return.
Jefierson City, Mo., July 18. A Sergeant be
longing to Capt. Cook's company of Home
Gua ds arrived at Syracuse this evening. He
reports that Captain Cook had captured eight
secessionists, among them a messenger from
Jacksoi , bringing letters to different persons.
In one of these letters, Jackson bea for
more men, and admits having lost COO killed
in the battle of Carthage.
Col. Boernstein has ordered another expedi
tion into Calloway 'county to open the road to
Fulton, where Colonel McNeil's command is
St. Louis, July 10. The Santa Fe corres
pondent of the Republican savi that it is pro
bable that Col. Oamby will soon send a forcejol
recapture rort nljsa, Texas,- where there is a
large amount of army stores belonging to the
Federal Government. ,
Dr. Porter, from Springfield on the evening
of the ICth inst., arrived here to-night. He re
ports that Gov. Jackson and Ben McCullough's
forces are at camp Walker, ten miles south of
the Missouri line, aud at Yeltowville, Ark,
Their pickets extended as far as Neosho, thirty
miles north of Camp Walker.
Gen, Pope left to-day for St. Charles, where
he establishes his headquarters. His command
in North Missouri will be 7,000 strong, and so
posted that Jefferson City, Boonville, Lexing
ton and all tho principal -poiuts in the North
ern part of the State be within easy striking
distance., The Federal troops and the Home
Guard at Jefferson City, will encamp oatsido of
tbe city limits during the session of tho State
QcARTEauASTth General's Orricz,
Wathingtim Guy, July 18, 1861.
PLANS AND SPK0IF10AT0K8 lor hulls of
Gun-Boats fur the Western rivers are on ex
hibition at thU office, and at offices at Quarter
masters at Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, St. Luuls, and
Boats to be delivered nt Cairo. Bids should
be sent to Quartermaster General of the United
States Army,' at Washington, by 1st of August,
at noon. M. 0. MEIGS,
Brig". Gen. and Quartermaster General.
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bers, with servants' room back. The houso has
gas and gas-fixtures complete throughout. To
a good tenant, the rent will be made very low.
For further particulars, Inquire of E. 0. Morgan,
Esq., opposite City Hall, or of the subscriber, at
the Capitol Extension Otlce.
July 22 3ilf TllOd. O. MAGRDDER.
By J. C McGUIRE & CO., Auctioneers.
1:OrtNITURE AND HOUfc'HOLD EFFECTS.
On MONDAY, July 22d, at 10 o'clock, at
houe No. 11th street, between G and H sts.,
wo halt pell, by virtue of a distrain for house
rent, all the Furniture and effects, comprising
Walnut Balr Spring Sofas, Divans, and Parlor
Secretary and Bookcase, Whatnot,
Cane and Wood Scat Chairs and Rockers,
Marble-top Tables, Window Shades,
Carpets, Oil Cloth, Straw Matting,
Bedsteads, Burca is, Wasbstands,
Mattrasses, Bolsters and Pillows,
Cooking and other Stoves.
Together with many other articles of Furni
ture, not necessary to enumerate.
JAMES 0. McQUIRE & CO,,
Jy 19 td Auctioneers.
Washington, July 1G, 18tl.
Tho undersigned, Into of the Girard House,
Philadelphia, have leased, for a term of years,
Wlllard's Hotel, in Wiishlngton. They tuke this
occasion to return to their old friends nnd cus
tomers mauy tbanks for past favors, and beg to
assure them that they will be most happy to see
them In thefr new quarters.
jy 10 lm SYKE3, CHADWICK, & CO.
rT OTICE Is hereby (riven that a HORSE was
' brought bv a prisoner into tho camp of the
37th regiment, East Capitol street, on the 10 ih
Inst. The owner can have blm bv application
to the Assistant Surgeon, Dr. O'MrAGHEK,
aittr uavingproveu property and pata charges,
SHOES FOR TBE MILLION.
EVERY variety, for all tbs people, on baud, or
will be speedily made to order In the factory
abote my store Guarantied to fit well, and war
ranted good. HENRY JANNEY,
No. 348 Peon, avenue, between Brown's
June 4 2m Hotel and Seventh street.
COAL? COAL I
WOOD I WOOD I
A GOOD supply of WOOD nnd COAL of all
kinds always an hand.
Schr. E. Beldcn will unload a very superior
cargo of RKD-ASII EGG COAL (for grates)
Saturday and Monday.
Coul kept In coal houses well prepared before
Wood prepard or delivered cord length.
All orders to be accompanied by the cash or
chango ready on delivery.
T. J & W. M. GALT,
Mill and WharfFootof mhst. below War Dcpt.,
Office, No. 282, Penn. ave , bet. 11th & 12tbsts.
jy 19 tfif
ROOMS FOR KENT.
LADIES and geutlemcn can be accommodated
Willi fplc-ndlct aparimcntaat very moderate
prices. Apply toUr. Zapponc, near Pennsylvania
avenue and Twenty-fifth street, first ward. Dr.
Zappono continues teaching French, Spanish,
Italian, German, Portuguese, Latin, Greek,
and other languages, und patlouts, especially
I'urelgtieri, may find In him a convenient physi
cian. July IB tf
UNITED STATUS PENITENTIARY,
Washington, D. O., April 30, 1861.
I lO-DAY, wh.lo the old mesaengrr was work-.
J- Ing some colored convicts In the garden, as
bo has been accustomed to do for the last two
yeuro, ttto of them (Noble Grayson, confined for
setting fire toShreeve's stable, und Edward Duck
ett) ran off, Thn Wurden will pay twenty-flvo
dollars for lha delivery of either ot them,
mav 1 H. I. KINO.
ANTED A white girl to do house-work
Inquire at No., 247 Pennsylvania avenna.
Orrici of Amrr Oiorinsb and Esctruoe,
Corner of Howard and lltreer Slrttlt,
AVic York, Julv 8, 1861.
SEALED PROPOSALS are Inviud and will he
received at this UBV-e until 12 u'elnrk, M.,
on MONDAY, tbe 29tb Ihv of July loit.ir. when
they will be publicly opened tor furnishing, by
contract, the following material for Army Cloth
Ing, deliverable at sneh place or place In the
city of New York as may be hereafter designated,
In quantities as rcqnlnd, viz:
29,000 yards cloib, dark blue, (Indigo (Tool
dyed,) for caps, 54 Inches wide, to weigh about
14 ounces per yard.
378,000 yards cloth, dark blue, (Indigo wool
dyed,) twlllod, 64 inches wide, to weigh 21 ounces
per yard. ,
787,000 tards kersey, dark bine, (Indigo wool
dyed,) twilled, 64 inches wide, to weigh 2 i ounces
per yard. J f I ' i ' "
700,000 yards kersey, sky blue, (Indigo wool
dyed,) 54 Inchru wide, to weigh Ti ounces per
6,C00 yards sky blue facing cloth.
72,000 yards, brvt quality black alpaca.
700,000 yards flannel, da'ik bine, (Indigo wool
dyed,) til Inchli Wide, tn wtlgh 10 ounces por
267,000 yaids fUnnel, cotton nnd wopl, dark
blue, (IndigJ'dyHJ to weigh R ounces per
1,735,000 jotil flinne", white, (cotton and
wool,) 31 lefties" wide, to weigh 61 otinces per
" 334,000 yniiUcotlon drilling, unbleached, 27
Inches wide, to weigh 6 ounces rer yard.
2-14,000 yards cotton drilling, unbleached, 30
Inches wido, tu neigh 8 ouuees lerynrd.
50,000 yards brnnn Holland 'M irt lies wide,
175,000 yards cotton muslin, nnbleLchod, 30
69,000 yards black SUetla, 30 inches wide, best
160,000 yards canvass padding.
31,000 yards buckram, 40 Inches wide, best
204,000 sheets wadding, cotton,
120,000 pieces 'tape, (5 yards,) white, -Inch
silk twist, best quality, per pound.
l,425.000yards Canton flannel, 27 Inches wide,
to weigh 7 ounces per yard.
sewing silk, best quality, per pound.
7,000 linen thread, W. B. No. 30 and No. 40,
62,000 linen thread, blue, No. 30 and 40, per
4,000 linen thread, assorted colon, Not. 35 and
40, per pound.
64,000 spools colon.
6,950 gross hooks and eyes.
23,050 gross coat buttons, best quality.
16,670 gross vest buttons, best quality.
33,350 gross shirt buttons, best quality.
33,350 gross suspender, buttons, best quality.
10,526 paste board.
100,060 yards cotton cord.
200,000 army blankets, wool, gray, (with the
letters U. 8. in black, 4 Inches long, In tbe cen
tre,) to be 7 feet long, and 6 feet 6 Inches wide,
to weigh 5 pounds each.
800,000 pairs or half stockings, gray, 3 sites,
properly made of good fleece wool, with double
and twisted yarn, to weigh 3 pounds per dgieu
800,000 pairs bootees.
200,000 black felt hats, best quality, made of
Scotch aud English coney and Russia bare.
200,000 bat cords, worsted, blue, 3-16 Inch
diameter, with a tassel at each end, two inches
200,000 black ostrich feathers, 12 laches
200,000 brass eagles.
200,000 brass bugles.
1,400 gross buckles for neck stock,
lcathtr for neck stocks.
vlior leather, for caps.
leather for chin straps for caps.
20,000 skfns morocco.
1,400 gross brass slides for caps.
900 pairs N. O. S. brass scales.
8,500 pairs sergeants' brass scales.
192,000 pairs corporals' and privates' brass
All the above mentioned articles must conform
In every respect to the scaled standard patterns
In this .office, where they may be examined and
additional Information received concerning tbem.
As it Is desirable- that tho articles be of do
mestic fabrication, bids from manufacturers or
regular doalera will be preferred, which must be
made for and conform to such articles only, in
quality and description, ns are required by V n
advertisement and the samples In this office, but
contracts will po awarded to the lowest responsi
ble bidder who shall furnish satisfactory securi
ties for the faithful performance thereof.
The manufacturers' establishment or dealers'
place of business must be distinctly stated In tho
proposal, together with the names, address, and
responsibility of two persons proposed as Bnre
ties. The sureties w.ll guarantee that a con
tract shall be entered into within ten days niter
the acceptance of said bid or proposal.
Proposals will be received for tbe whole or
any part of each kind of the articles advertised
The prlvllego is reserved by and for the United
States ol rejecting any proposal that may be
Deliveries to commence within twenty daya
after tbe acceptance of the proposals, and one
third of tbe quantity contracted 'or must be de
livered within two months from said date of ac
ceptance, and the remainder In monthly propor
tions, within four months of said date of accept
ance, or sooner If practicable. Biddtrs will,
nevertheless, state In tbeir proposals, the shoit
est possible time In which tho quantities bid for
can be dellvtred by them.
All articles will be subject to Inspection by
sworn inspectors, appointed 1y tho authority of
tbe United States.
It is to bo distinctly understood tbat con
tracts are not transferable without tho consent of
the proper authority, and that any sale, assign
ment, or transfer, without such consent bating
been obtained (except under a prooess of law)
will be regarded aa an abandonment of tbe con
tract; and the contractor and his or their securi
ties will be hold responsible for all loss or dam
age to the United Slates which may ailso there
from. Payments will bo made on each delivery should
Congress have mado an appropriation to meet
them, or as soon thereafter as an appropriation
shall bo made for that purpose. Ten per cent,
of tbe amount of each delivery will be retained
until the contract shall be completed, which will
be forfeited to the United States iu case of.defal
cation on the part of the contractor in fulfilling
Forms of proposals and guarantees will bo
furnished upon application to this office, and
none will ba considered that do not conform
Proposals will be indorsed, "Proposals for
Furnishing Materials for Army Clothing," and bo
Major D. H. VINTON,
Quartermaster U. S. Army.
Jy 15 td Box 3,298 Post Office.
Jfo. 308 Suth tt., litwim O and II it:,
WASHINGTON, D. C.
IRESH OAKES every dayj Candles of all
. kinds J Wedding cakes, Fancy cakes, Pyra
mids of ail kinds and sites, Charlotte Russo,
Blanc Mange, and Jellies, made to order, Par
tlej, Suppers. Balls, Excursions, Weddings, and
other entertainments, furnished on the most rea
sonable terms. Iwe Cream and Water Ices, $1.25
per gallon, fsb 16 6m.