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Navy SuppHp 1861-'62.
Bureau of Provisions ruiI Clothing,
June 26, 1801.
SEPARATE PROPOSALS, sealed and endorsed
" Proposala for Navy Supplies," will be re
ceived at this Bureau until 9 o'clock A. M. on
Wednesday, the 24th day of July next, for fur
nlshlng and delivering (on receiving ten clays'
notice, except for liUctitt, lor which five days
notice shall he git en for c-rery twenty thousand
pounds required) at the United States Nary
Yard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, such quanti
ties only ot the following articles as may be re
quired or ordt-rcd from the con'ractors by tho
chief of this bureau, or by the commanding offi
cer of the said Navy Yard, during the fiscal year
ending Juno 30, 1B02, vli-
Biscuit, dour, rice, 'dried apples, plclles, su
gar, tea, beans, tnolassw, vinegar, and whisky.
The bWcult shall be made wholly trom sweet
superfine flour, ol the manufacture of the year
1800 or 1861, but shall In nil cases be manufac
tured from flour made of the crop Immediately
preceding the dates of the requisitions for the
same ; and shall he fully equal in quality, and
conform In slxe and shape, to the samples which
are deposited in the said Navy Yard; shall be
properly baked, thoroughly klln-drlod, well
packed, and delivered free of charse to the Unlttd
States, in good, sound, well-dried, bright flour
barrels, with the heads well secur.d.
The Hour shall be equal to the best Richmond
and Baltimore brands, and of the manufacture of
wheat grown In the year 1860 or 1861 ; but shall
la all caVes be manufactured trom pure, sound,
fresh-ground wheat, of the crop Immediately
preceding the dates of the requisition for the
same; shall be perfectly sweet, and In all respects
of thu best quality ; and shall bo delivered In
good shipping order, free of all charge to the
unitod Sta'es, In the best new, well-seasoned,
sound, bright barrels, or half-barrels, as the case
may be, the slaves and headings to be of red oak,
of the best quality, strong and well hooped, with
lining hoops around each head, and equal In
quality to sample bairol at the said Navy Yard ;
two half-barrels to be considered as a barrel,
and cot more than onc-slxth of the required
quantity to be In half-barrels
The rice shall be of the very best quality, and
of the crop Immediately preceding the dates of
the requisitions for the same.
1 be dried Rpplc3 shall be of the best quality,
and shall be prepared by tun-drying only, and of
the crop of the autumn Immediately preceding
the dates of the requisitions for the same ; and
shall be delivered in packages containing not
more than three hundred pounds.
The pickles shall be put up in iron-bound
casks, the iron hoops to be 1 Inch wide and 1-16
Inch thick, and each cask shall contain one gal
on of onions, one gallon cf peppers, and eight
gallons of m-dlum cucumbers, fifty to the gallon,
and the vegetables in each shall weigh fifty
seven pounds, and they only be paid lor; and
each cask (hall then be filled with white wine
vinegar, of at least 42 degrees of strength, and
equal to French vinegar; and the contractors
shall warrant and guaranty that they will keep
good and sound tor at least two years.
The Iron hoops on the barrels containing whls-
kr. molasses, vlaear. end pickles, to be well I
painted with red lead.
The sugar shall be dry and fit for packing,
and equal In quality to the best Havana brown.
The tea shall be of good quality young hyson,
and be delivered in half or quarter chests on y.
The beans shall be of the very best quality
white beans, and shall be of the crop Immedi
ately preceding the dates of the requisitions for
the same, 04 pounds to be taken as one bushel
The molasses shall be fully equal to the very
best 'quality ol New Orleans molasses, and shall
be delivered In new, well-seasoned red oak bar
rels, with white pine heads not less than 1 Inch
thick ; the slaves not less than J inch thick ; the
barrels to be three-quarters hooped, and, In ad
dition, to have four Iron hoops, one on each
bilge, 1J Inch in width and 1-1 0th inch thick,
and one on each chime, 1 inch In width, and
1-lClh inch thick, and shall be thoroughly
coopered and placed In the best shipping condi
tion. The vinegar shall be of the first quality, equal
to the standard of the United States Pharmaco
peia, und shall contain no other than ocetio
acid ; and shall be delivered In barrels similar in
all respects to ttiose required tor molasses, wun
the exception that white oak stages and he.ids
shall be substituted furred oak staves and white
pine heads, and shall be thoroughly coopered
and placed In th best ehippiug order
The whisky shall he made wholly from grain,
Bound and merchantable, and be lull first proof,
according to the United States cusicm-houee
standard, and shall be double rectified It
shall be delivered in good, new, sound, bright,
three-quarters hooped, well-seasoned white oak
barrels, with white oak heads, the beads to be
made ot three-piece beading, and well painted :
the staves not to be less than J Inch thick, and
the heads not lees than j inch thick; and each
barrel shall be coopered, in addition, with one
three-penny iron hoop ou each bilgo, 1 Inch In
width and 1-1 6th inch thick; and one three
penny hoop on each chime, 1 inch In width
and l-16thlnch thick, as per diagram, the whole
to be put in goad shipping order, free of all
charge to the United Mates.
All the foregolug described articles, embracing
casks, barrels, half-barrels, and boxes, shall be
subject to such luspt-Uiou as the chief of the
Bureau of Provisions and Clothing my direct,
the Inspecting officer to be appointed by the
Navy Department All inspections to t at the
place ot delivery. Biscuit mil, however, be in
spected at the placo of manufacture, but will in
all liases be subject to a final Inspection at the
place of delivery betore the bills are signed
The prices of all the foregoing articles to be
the same throughout tho ycur, hdJ bidders may
oiler for one or mora articles, and his ufler will
be accepted for that article, for which his propo
sal may be lowest.
All the casks, barrels and half-barrels, boxes
or packages, shall be marked with tbelr contents
and the contractors name All the barrels and
half-barrels of flour, bread and pickles, shall
have, In addition to the above, the year when
manufactured or put up marked upon them.
The quantity of these articles which will be
required cannot be precisely stated. The con
tracts will therefore be made, not for specific
quantities, but for such quantities as the service
may require to be delivered.
Contractors not residing at the place where
deliveries aro required, must establish agencies
at such place, that no delay may arise In fur
nishing wbtt may be required , and when a con
tractor falls promptly to comply with a requisi
tion, the Chief of the Bureau of Provisions aud
Clothing shall be authorized to direct purchases
to be made to supply the deficiency, under the
penalty to be expressed in the contract ; the
record of a requisition, or a dupliea'o copy there
of, at the Bureau of Provisions and Clothing, or
at the Navy Yaids aforesaid, shall be evidence
that Buch requlsi'ion has been made aud rc
oelved. Separate offers must be made for each article,
and In case more than one article Is contained
In the odor, the Chief of the Bureau will have
the right to accept ono or more ot tho articled
contained lu such offer, and reject the remainder ;
and bidders whose proposals aio nicepted, (und
none others,) will be forthwith notified, and curly
as practicable a contract will bo tiansinlttcd to
them for execution, which contract mnst bo re
turned to the bureau within five days, exclusive
of the time required for th" regular transmission
of tho mail.
Two or moro approved sureties in usum equal
to the estimated amount of tho respective toa
tracts will be required, and twenty per centum
in addition will be withheld from the amount ot
all payments on aocount thereof, as collateral
security, In addition, to secure Its performance,
and not In auy event to be paid until It Is in all
respects complied with ; eighty per centum of
ibe amount of all deliveries made will be paid
by the navy agent within thirty days after bills,
duly authenticated, shall have been presented
Blank forms of proposala may be obtained on
application to the navy agent at Philadelphia.
A record, or duplicate of the letter Informing
a bidder ot the acceptance of his proposal, will
be deemed a no'lfication thereof, within the
meaning of the act of 1846, and his bid will be
made and accepted In conformity with this un
derstanding. Every offer made must be accompanied (as
directed in the act of Congress making appro
priations for the naval service for 1846-47, ap
proved 10th of August, 1846,) by a written
guaranty, signed by one or more responsible
persons, to the effect that he or they nndeitake
that the bidder or bidders will, If his or their
bid be accepted, enter into an obligation within
five days, with good and sufficient sureties, to
furnish the supplies proposod. The bureau will
not be obligated to consider any iroposal unless
accompanied by the guaranty required by law ;
the competency of the guaranty to be certified
by the navy Hgont, district attorney, or collector
of the customs.
The attention of IMert i$ called to the tamplei
and description of articles required, at, ii the in
miction for reception, a just but rigid comparison
will be made between the articUs ejftredand the sam
ple and contraot,receiving none that fall below them;
and their attention u also particularly directed to
thtjiint resolution of 21th March, 1854, and to the
art of the IOiA August, 1846. June 27 law4w
Proposals for Army Baggage Wagons.
Qcahtfrmastkb General's OrncK,
Washington, June 21, 1861
PROPOSALS aro invited for the furnishing of
army baggage wagons.
Proposals should state the prices at which they
can be furnished, delivered at New York, Balti
more, or Washington, stating tho price, delivered
at each place
The number which can be made by any bidder
within one month after receipt of the order, also
the number which he can deliver within one
The wagons must exactly conform to the fol
lowing specifications, and to the established pat
Six-mule (coverod) wagons, of the size and
description as follows, to wit:
The front wheels to be three feet ten inches
high ; hubs ten inches in diameter and fourteen
and a quirter inches long; hind wheels fonr feet
ten inches high, bubs ten and a quarter Inches
in diameter and fourteen and a quarter inches
long ; fellies two and a half inches wide and two
and three-quarter inches deep ; cast iron pipe
boxes twelve inches long, two and a half Inches
at the large end and one and seven-eighths inch
at small end ; tire two and a half Inches wide by
live-eighths of an Inch thick, fastened with one
screw bolt and nut in each fcllie ; hubs made of
gum, the spokes and tellies of the best white oaK
I free from defects
each wheel to nave a sand
band and liuchpin band two and three-quarter
Inches wile, of So. 8 band Iron, and two driving
bands outside band ono and a quarter inch by
one-quarter inch thick, inside band one Inch by
three-sixteenths Inch thl k; the hind wheols to
be made and boxed so that they will measure,
fiom the inside of the tiro to the large end of
the box, six and a halt inches, and front wneels
six and one eighth inches in a parallel line, and
each axle to be three feet eleven and three-eighth
inches from the outside of one shouldei -washer
to the outside of the other, so as to have tho
waeons all to track five feet from centre to centre
of the wheels. Axletrees to be made of the best
quality refined American iron, two and a half
tncnes square at me snoutder, tapering down to
one and a half Inch In the middle, with a seven
eighths Inch king-bolt hole In each axlctree;
washers and linchpins for each axletree ; size of
linchpins one inch wide, thte-eighths of an inch
thick, with a hole in each end ; a wooden stock
four and three-quarter Inches wide and four
inches deep, fastened substantially to ttie axle
tree with clips ou the ends and with two bolts,
six inches from the middle, and fastened to the
hound and bolster, (the bolster to be four feet
fivo inches long, hve Inches wide, and three and
a half inches deep,) with four halt-Inch bol's.
The tongue to be ten fcesseight Inches long,
four inches wide, and three Inches thick at front
end of the hounds, and two and n quarter inches
wide by two and three-quarter inches deep at
the front end, and so arranged as to lift up, the
front end of it to hang within two feet of the
ground when tho wagon Is standing at rest on a
The front hounds to bo six feet two inches
long, three Inches thick, and four inches wide
over axlctree, and to retain that width to the
bni-k end of the tongue ; jaws of the hounds cne
foot eight inches long and three Inches square
at the front end, with a plate of iron two and a
ball Inches wide by three-eighths of an inch
thick, fastened on top of the bounds over the
back end of the tongue with one half inch screw
bolt in each end, and a plate ot Iron of the same
size turned up at each end one and a half Inches
to clamp the front hounds together, and fastened
on the undr side and at front end of the hounds
with half loch screw bolt through each hound ;
a seven-eighth Inch bolt through tongue and
bounds in the centre of jaws, to secure the
tongue In the hounds; a plato of iron three
inches wide, one quarter inch thick, and one foot
eight inches long, secured on the Inside of jaws
ot hounds with two rivets, and a plate of same
dimensions on each side of the tongue, where
the tongue and bounds rub together, secured In
like manner; a brace of seven-eighths of an
inch round iron to extend from under the front
axletree and take two bolts in front part of the
bounds ; same brace three-qnarters of an Inch
round to continue to the back part of the hounds,
and to bo fastened with two bolts, one near the
back end of the hounds and one through the
slider and bounds ; a brace over front bolster one
and a half inch wide, one quarter of an iuch thick,
vith a bolt In each end to fasten It to the hounds ;
the opening between the jaws of the bounds to
receive the tongue four and three-quarter Inches
In front, and four and a half inches at the back
part of the jaws.
The hind hounds four feet two Inches long, two
and three-quarter inches thick, aud three inches
wide ; jaws one foot long where tbey clasp the
coupling pole ; the bolster four feet five inches
lutg and five Inches w de by three Inches deep,
with steady Iron two and a halt Inches wide by
one-half Inch thick, turned up two and a half
inches and fastenedou each end with three rivets ;
the bolster stocks aud bounds to bn secured with
lour half-inch bciw bolts, and oae half-lsah
screw bolt through the coupling pole.
The coupling pole nine feet eight Inches long,
three inches deep, and four and a half Inches wide
at front end, and two and thre-j-quarter Inches
wide at back end ; distance from the centre of Mug.
boll hole to the centre of the back axeitree, six
feet one inch, and from the centre of king-fcolt
hole to the centre of the mortice in the hind end
of the pole, eight feet nlno inches ; king-bolt one
and a quaiier inches diameter, of best refined
iron, drawn down to seven-eighths uf fln Inch
where It passes through tho Iron axletree ; iron
plate six Inches long, three Inches wide, and one
eighth cf an Inch thick on the doubletiee and
tongue, whtro they rub together; lion plate one
and a half by cnc-quiuler of nn inch on tin
eliding bar, fiStened at each end by a screw bolt
through the hounds; front bolster to havoplatC3
above and below, eleven Inches loog, three and a
half Inches wide, and three-eighths of an inch
thltk, corners drawn out and turned do. vn on
the sh'oj of tho bolster, with a nail In Cudi corner,
and four countersunk nails on top; two bands
on the hind hounds, two and two aud a half
inches wide, of No. 10 band Iron the rub plate
tou the coupling pole to be eight Inches long, one I
and three-quarters Inches wide, and one-quarter
of an Inch thick. Doubletree three feet ten inches
long, slnglotree two feet eight Inches long, all I
well made of hickory, with n iron ring and clip i
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lead bar and stretcher to be three feet two Inches
long, two and a quarter Inches wide, and one I
and a quarter Inch thick, Lead bars, stretchers,
and singletrees fur six mule team ; the two sin
gletrees for the lead mules to have hooks in the
mIJJI. In tinnt- In lliu Ofllt tt itlA flflli rtiafn llin
wheel and middle pairs with open rings to attach
th m to the doubletree and lead bar.
The fifth chain to bo ten feet long to the fork
the fork one foot ten Inches long, with the
stretcher attached to spread the forks apart; the
links of the doubletree, stay and tongue chains,
throe-eighths of an inch in diameter; the forked
chain seven-sixteenth Inch In diameter ; the fifth
chain to be seven-jlxlcenth Inch diameter to the
fork ; the fork to be fire-sixteenth Inch diameter,
the links of thesa and of the lock chains to be
not more than two and n quarter Inches long.
The body to be straight, three feet six inches
wide, two feet deep, ten feet long at the bottom,
and ten feet six Inches at the top, sloping equally
at eaih end all In the clear or inside; tho bed
pieces to bo two and a half inches wide, and
three Inches deep ; fiont pieces two Inches deep
by two and a half inches wide ; tail piece two
and a half Inches wide and threo Inches deep,
and four Inches deep in ttie middle to rest on the
ooupling pole ; top rail one and a half inch thick
by one aud seven-eighth Inch wide ; lower rails
one inch thick by one and seven-eighth Inch
wide; three Binds and one tall In front, with a
seat on strap hinges to close it up us high as the
sides ; a box three feet four Inches long, the bot
tom five Inches wide front side, nine and a half
inches deep, and eight and n half inches at the
top in parallel line to the body, all in the clear,
to bo substantially fastened to the front end of
body, to have au iron strap passing round each
end, secured to tho head piece and front rail by
a rivet lu each end of It passing through them,
the lid to be fastened to tho front rail with two
good strap hinges, a strap of five-eighth inch iron
around the box a half Inch from the top edge,
and two straps same size on the ltd near the
front edge to prevent the mules from eating the
boxes; to haveajotnt hasp fastened to the mid
dle of the lid, with a good wooden cleat on the
Inside, a strap of iron on the centre of the box
with a staple passing through It, to fasten the
lid to; eight etids and two rails on each side;
one bolster fastened to the body six Inches deep
and four Inches wide at king-bolt hole ; Iron rod
In front and centre, of eleven-sixteenths of as
inch round iron, with a head on the top of rail,
and nut on lower end ; Iron rod and brace be
hind, with shoulders on top of tall piece, and nuts
on the under side, and a nut on top of rail ; a
plats two and a half inches wide of No. 10 band
iron, on tall piece, across the body ; two mortices
in tail piece and hind bar, two and a quarter
Inches wide and one inch thick, to receive pieces
three feet four Inches long, to be used as harness
bearers ; four rivets through each side stud and
two r.vets through each front stud, to secure tht
lining boards, to be ol the best quality Iron and
riveted on a good bur; one rivet through each
end of the rails, floor fire-eighths of an inch oak
boards ; sides live-eighths of an Inch white pine,
tail-board three quarters of an Inch thick, of
white pine, to be well cleated with five oak cleats
riveted at each end through the tail board ; an
Iron plate three feet eight Inches long, two and
a quarter Inches wide, and three-eighths of an
inch thick on tho under side of the bed piece, to
extend from the bind end of the body to eight
Inches in frent of the hind bolsters, to be fastened
by the rod at the end ot the body, by the lateral
rod and two three-eighths of an inch screw bolts,
one at tho forward end of the plate and the other
about equidistant betweeu It and the lateialrod.
A half-iuch round iron rod or bolt to pass dia
gonally through the rails between the two hind
studs to and through the bed pleoe and plate
under It, with a good head on the top and nut
and screw at the bottom, to be at tho top one
foot six Inches from inside of tall board, and on
the bottom ten inches from the hind rod. An
Iron clamp two Inches wide, one-quarter of an
inch thick around the bed piece, the centre bolt
to which the lock chain Is attached passing
through it, to extend seven inches on the inside
of the body, the ends, top, and bottom to be se
cured by two three-eighths inch screw bolts, the
middle bar at tho ends to be flush with the bed
piece on the lower side. Two lock chains se
cured to the centre bolt of the body, one end
eleven inches, the other two feet six inches long,
to be of threo-eighths of an inch round lion;
feed trough to be four fet six inches long from
out to out, the bottom and ends of oak, the sides
of yellow piue, to Ve eight inches wide at bottom,
twelve inches wido at top, and tight find a half
Inches deep, all in the cicar, well Ironed, with a
band of hoop iron around the top, one around
each end and three between the end, strong and
suitable irons to fasten them on the tongoe when
feeding; good strong chains to be attached to
the top rail ot the body, Bccured by a staple with
a book to attach it to the trough. Six bows of
good aBh, two Inches wide and one-half inch
thick, with three Btaples to confine the ridge
pole to Its place ; two staples on the body, to
secure each end of the bows ; one ridge pole
twelve feet long, one and three-quarters Inch
wide by five-eighths of an inch thick: the cover
to be of the first quality cotton duck, No. ,
fifteen feet long and nine feet eight inches wide,
made in the best manner, with four hemp cords
on each side, and one through each end to close
it at both ends ; two rings on each end of the
body, to close and secure the ends of tho cover;
a staple In the lower rail, near the second stud
from ejch end, to fasten tho side cords. The
outside of the body and feed trough to havo two
good coats of white lead, colored to a blue tint,
the Inside of them to have two coats of -enitlan
red paint ; the running gear and wheels to hsve
two good coats of venitian red, darkened to a
chocolate color, the hub and fellies to be well
pitched, instead of painted, if required.
A tar-pot, an extra king bolt, and two extra
singletrees to be furnished with each wagon, the
king bolt and siogletiees similar in allrespects
to those belonging to it.
Each Bide of the body of the wagon to be
marked U. 8., and numbered as directed; all
other parts to be lettered U. S.; the cover, feed
box, bolts, linchpins, tar-pot, aud harness bear
ers for each wagon to be put up in a strong box,
(coopered,) and the contents marked thereon.
It is to be distinctly understood that the wag
ons aro to be so constructed that the several
parts of any one wagon w.ll agree and exactly
fit those ot any other, so as to require no num
bering or arranging for putting together, and all
the materials used for their construction to be
of the best quality ; all the wood thoroughly
seasoned, and the work lu all Its parts faithfully
executed In the best workmanlike manner.
The work may be Inspected, from time to time,
as It progiejses, by an officer or agent of the
Quartermaster's Department, and note of it shall
be painted until It shall havo been iuspected and
approved by Bald officer or iigint authorizedto
Inspect It. When finished, paiuUd, and accepted
by an officer or agent of the Quartermaster's
Department, and deliered as herein agreed, they
shall be paid for
M. C. MEICI3,
Quartermaster General C. S.
June 24 2aw2w
G. W. GOODALL,
Plumbor and Gas and Steam Fitter
601 Seventh street, near Canal Bridge, Washington.
ALL orders executed at the shortest notice, In
the most substantial manner, and on rea
Personal attention given to every department
of the business. nov 26
WANTED A white girl to do house-work
luqulra at Nn 247 Pi-nutylvauia avenue.
Orrici or Attirr Clothino and Konrior, ,
Corner of Jloicard and Mercer Streets, I
AVir V r, July fl, IRtil. .
SKALED PROPOSALS are Invited and will be
I J received at thin offlce until the 1st of Au- '
KU,t ext) fur mklng by contract the following
iVrmy Clothing, tn bo m.ide of materials furnish
til by the Government, tho attic es to be dcliv-tn-d
at the United States Ddpot of Atmj Cloth
tug and Equipage iu this city. That Is to id) '
200,000 Intantry forage caps.
200,000 Infantry uniform coats
400,000 blue flannel sack csati
800,000 flannel shirts ,
200,000 leather stocks.
Tho above articles must be as well made In
ever- respect as the sealed patterns In this office,
where they may be examined. All articles made
under contracts herein invited, will be received
under rigid Inspection, made by sworn Inspectors
appointed by authority of the United States.
Proposals will be preferred for each kind of
garment separately, aud for moderate, though
not small quantities of each. Bidders will state
the quantities tbey will contract for, and the
shortest periods within which deliveries will be
Kach bidder In bis proposals will distinctly
state his place of business, and the names, ad
dree, and responsibility of two persons prbposed
as sureties for the material delivered, and tho
quality of the work required ; and be will also
state the shortest poriods within which delivery
will be made.
Bids for clothing will be accepted only from
tailors In extenslro business, or dealers In clothing
accustomed to employ many operatives In that
It Is to be distinctly understood that contracts
are not transferable without the consent of the
proper authority, and that any sale, assignment,
or transfer, without such consent, (except under
a nrocess of law.) will be retarded as an aban
donment for which the contractor and bis sure
ties will be held responsible.
Delivery of clothing is to commence ten days
after the material shall have been Issued, and
the whole contracted for is to be promptly de
livered according to the terms of each contract.
Payment will be made on the delivery of one half
of the amountofany article contracted for, provid
ed appropriations for that purpose be made by Con
gress but one-tenth of the amount due for each
delivery shall be retained till the contract Is com
pleted ; and the sum retained shall be forfeited to
the United States in case of defalcation or non
fulfillment by the contractor.
Forms of proposals and guarantee will be fur
nished on application to this office ; and no pro
posal will be considered that does not conform
Proposals will be endorsed, "Proposals for
Manufacturing Army Supplies," and will be ad
Major D. H. VINTON,
Quartermaster U. 9. Army, N. Y.
jy 16 id Box 3,298 Post Office.
OdeonHalll Odeon Hall! Pdeon Hall I
The Cheapest and Best Spring and Summer
Clothing in Washington can be had at
WIE8ENFELD & GO'S,
Corner of Four-and-a-half street and Penn, av.
Spring Overcoats and Dusters,
AT WIESENFELD CO'3.
Elegant Dress Suits, at lowest rates,
AT WIESENFELD & CO'S.
Beautiful Business Suits, nt trifling cost,
AT WIESENFELD & CO'S.
Business Suits for young men,
Business Suits for middle ages,
Business Suits for all ages,
AT WIESENFELD & CO'8.
Dress Suits for weddings,
DreBS Suits for parties,
Dress Suits for best wear,
AT WIESENFELD 4 CO'S.
Coats by the thousand,
Pants by the thousand,
Vests by the thousand,
AT WIESENFELD & CO'8.
Boy's Clothing for the youngest,
Boy's Clothing for all sizes,
Boy's Clothing for larger boys,
AT WIESENFELD 4 CO'8.
Cheaper than the cheapest,
Finer than the finest,
Better than tho hest,
Aro the garments,
AT WIESENFELD 4 CO'S.
Save your money, as
a very lew doilaro
Will give you a splendid outfit for eusitner,
It you call nt
AT WIESENFELD 4 CO'S,
mar 8 TT&B Cor. Peuu. av. and 4 et.
Gentlemen's Ready-made Clothing.
OUR present assortment of GENTLEUKN'S
READY-MADE CLOTHING offors to citi
zens and strangers wishing an immediate outfit
superior luduceincutc, embracing, at this time,
all styles and qualities of Dress and Bnsluess
Garments and Overcoats, in all varieties. Fine
Shirts and Under-clothing of all kinds. Kid
and other Gloves of bcBt quality. Scarfs, Ties,
Cravats, Stocks, Hosiery, 4c, &c. All of which
wo are offering at our usual low prices.
ggjy Clothing made to order In the most su
perior manner. WALL, STEPHENS, 4 CO.,
mar 27 tf 322 Penn. avenuo.
House Decorators & Upholsterers.
We would respectfully notify all In
want of an Upholsterer or Paper Hang
er that we are prepared to execute all
work Intrusted to us lu the most supe
rior manner and on tho shortest possi
ble notice. All work done by us le
under our owu immedlato supervision,
and satisfaction is guarantied In every
cose. JOSEPn T. K. PLANT 4 CO.,
350 D St., bet. Ninth and Tenth.
Rifer to Messrs. Louis F. Perry 4
Co., Dealers in Carpets, Oil-cloths, 4c,
corner of Ninth street and Pennsylvania
avenue fob 26 ly
MONET! MONEY 1 1 MONEY! 1 1
368 D 8.IiBET- 368
I WILL give for good cast-off clothing the high
est cash prices in gold. All kinds wanted.
Call before selling elsewbero I also have a large
stock of nico new clothing, which I am selling at
extreme low priren for CASH. All, thoiefore,
who have good clothes for sale can get tho high
est cash pilco here, and buy at tho lowest, as I
buy and sull for tash.
Come and sec. No. 368 D street, between
Ninth and Tenth. feb 38 ly
70 INVENTORS AND PATENTEES
MVNN AND COMPANY,
Proprietors of tho Scientific American, and
Agents for procuring American and Foreign
TTifA Sixteen Tears Experi.nce in tht Business.
Refer to Hon. Judge Mason, Hon. Joseph Holt,
Hon. W. D. Uishon, ex-CoinmisSloue rs of Patents,
and to more than fifteen thousand Inventors
who have had business done through Muna 4
Co.'s Patent Agency.
Pamphlet of advice sent free by mall.
Patent Lawa and Regulations, 100 rages, 25
No chargo for consultation, orally or by mall.
PrcliiL.nary Examination in United States
Patent Office," $5.
Offices No. 37 Park Row, New York ; Wash
ington, corner of F aud Seventh streets, oppo
site the Patent Oflioo. mar 146mlf
. V7"K huvo In store, and aro dallv receiving.
VV QAS FIXTURES of cntltoly new patterns
and designs and finish, superior In style to any.
thing heretofore offered In this marltot. We tn-
vilo cltlicns generally to rail aud examine our
stock or Uas and water 1 Ixluree, reeling coiili
dent that we have the best-selected stock In
All work In the above Hue Intrusted to our
imp- w 1 1 1 be promptly attended to.
MYERS & McGHAN,
mar 20 6m 376 D street.
MLOOMIS, M. D., the inventor and patentee
of the Mineral Plate Teeth, attends per
sonally at his office In this city.
Many persons can wear those teeth who can
not wear others, and uo person can wear others
who cannot wear these.
Persons calling at my offico can be accommo
dated with auy style and price of Teeth they may
destro ; but to those who are part'cular, and wish
the purest, cleanest, strongest, and most perfect
denture that art can produce, the Mineral Plate
will be more fully warranted.
Rooms In this city No. 338 Pa. avenue, be
tween Ninth and Tenth streets. Also, 907 Arch
stroet, Philadelphia. mar 18 ly
THE LARGEST COACH FACTORY
SIXTY OARRIAGRsTnOW ON HAND,
THOSE In want of a Buggy, Rockaway, or
Carriage of any description, should not fall
to call and examine my assortment before pur
chasing. My vesicles are all made of the best
matorials, in tho latest styles, and by tho best
workmen this country can produce ; and I will
sell them at as low prlces'iu those of an Interior
quality can be purchased for In any of the North
VEHICLES OF EVERY DESCRIPTION
Made to order at the shortest notice,
gtW-And Warranted to Oive Satitfattion.'&S
Repairing promptly attended to.
GEORGE R. HALL,
Southwest corner of Pa. avenue
apr 6 ly and Thirteen-and-a-half street.
NEW PAPER-llANaiNG 8T0KK.
Importer and Dealtr in
French, English, and American Paper-
Hangings and Window Shades,
Ko. 365 New York av., bet. 10th and 11th sts.,
All work personally attended to and satisfac
torily guarantied. feh 18 6m
Gunboats for tho Western Rivers.
QCABTIBUABTIB GkSIRAl's Omen,
Washington, June 17, 1861.
PROPOSALS are invited for constructing
Gunboats upon the Western rivers.
Specifications will be Imraodlivtely prepared,
and may be examined at tho Quartermaster's
Office at Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, and at this
Proposals fiom boat-builders and engine
builders alone will bo considered.
Plans submitted by bidders will bo taken Into
consideration. M. O. MEIGS,
Quartermaster General United States.
THE UNION WILL STAND, NO MATTER
WHO'S PRESIDENT I
CONSEQUENTLY, I shall remain lu Wash
ington, and continue to pursue my occu
pation of HOUSE, SIGN, and ORNAMENTAL
PAINTING. Gilding in all Its branches. Old
Glaring promptly attended to. Painting and
Ornamenting Cottage Furniture in the best
style. I also call attention to the Painting of
Roofs and Brick Walls.
All of thu above I will do as cheap as tho
ehoapost. I therefore- solicit the patronage of
my friends and fellow citizens of tho Dlstrlot.
Punctuality strictly observed, and work done in
tho host manner.
You will please mind your stops, and stop nt
M. T. PARKER'S Pnlntlng Establishment, No. 53 1
E;ill 63 II I Lmiisiana avciiuv, U'jilh si le, be
tween Sixth and eventh meets.
P. S. Signs put up tree of chargo, r.e usual.
'I HIS well-known hotel, which has received so
JL generous a patronage from the public, is
now open for the season.
The ample grounds of the hotel adjoin thoso
of Congress Spring.
A Dno band of music Is attached to the hotel.
The table will bo supplied, as formerly, with
all the luxuries of the season.
The proprietors will spare no effort to main
tain and augment the high character which Con
gress Hall has maintained for so many years.
HATHORNK 4 McMlCHAEL.
Saratoga Springs, June 15, 1861.
June 25 2m
OFFICE OF SECRETARY AND TREASURER,
Near the city of Washington.
SEALED PROPOSALS will be received at this
office until Monday, (noon,) the 29th of July,
1861, for the construction of two buildings at the
Soldiers' Home, somewhat similar to the two
now there known as officers' quarters.
The plans and specifications may bo examined
at this office, where all information relative to
the location and character of the buildings will
Every offer for the construction of these build
ings must be accompanied by a responsible writ
ten guaranty that, If tho bid should be accepted,
the party or parties will, within ten days, enter
Into an obligation, with good and sufficient se
curity, to erect the proposed buildings according
to tho plans and specifications which have been
or may hereafter be furnished and adopted.
The proposals will state tho difference between
facing the walls with white stone or marble, sim
ilar to the buildings already erected, or facings
with the best pressed bricks ; or bidders may, In
addition, mako such proposals as to other mate
rials as their experience may suggest.
In deciding on the bids, regard will be had to
tho materials offered, and the right will bo re
served by the Board of Commissioners of the
Soldiers' Home to accept such offers only as may
be deemed most advantageous for the institu
tion ; and also to reject thu whole should none
of them he deemed acceptable.
All bids to bo sealed aud endorsed "Proposals
for Building," and addressed to
Ass't Surgeon,' Secretary and Treusurer.
July 3 dtd
Snmmer Clothing at Reduced Prices.
WE offer our large assortment of tbin Sum
mer Clothing at reduced prices. Our
stock embraces all styles and qualities of Gen
tlemen's, Youths', and Boys' WcuringAppnrel, of
tue most desirable and lasuionable styles.
Also, Shirts and Furnishing Goods in groat
Clothing mado to ordnr nt the shortest notice.
WALL, STEPHENS & CO ,
322 Pennsylvania avenue,
jv 16 bet. 9th and 10th sts.
OTOP AT THE right place, aud buy your
-3 Olotbing, Furnishing Goods, flats, and Caps,
at No, 460 Seventh street, Opposite the Post
Seventh street, Opposite the Post
Ibb 28 Bra
FOB THE CURE OF
Weakness or DsbUIty, Flatolenoy and Nausea,
Loss of Appetite, Nervousness, Llvsr Com
plaints, Billons Fevers, and ail Diseases
of th Stomach, Liver, and Bowtli.
as a nutvumvE ron vetxii and aock,
THEtt BITTtW ARE HOT EflUAUEa
W. I. A. Tf. OBXELET, rreprWtrw, Boston,
THK OBJECT of all medicine is either to pre
vent disease, or to assist Nature In restoring tht
varloun organs of the body to a hoalthfnl action,
and that medicine Is certainly the best whlci
will perform those offices thoroughly, yet mildly,
and without endangering the vital forces of the
system, by whoso normal condition alone health
and strength can bo preserved. Most of tho Hit
ters that have heretofore been brought Into pop
ular favor, havo only sorved the purpose of totu
pcrarlly stimulating or exciting tho organs Into
a condition resembling healthful action, without
any remedial effect, and generally followed by r.
return of the disease, or a prostration of ncrvcu;
energy moro disastrous than though Nr.turo had
been loft to tako its own courno.
Dr. Greeley's Bitters are a preparation of tht
nutritive properties of tho grain of the fields ii.
combination with the active principle of many
simple alteratives and bitter tonics, and It Is a
ploasuro to the proprietors to state that Its use
fulness la being gt-ncrally acknowledged by the
largely-Increasing consumption in thoso section
whero it is best known, and by tho testimony of
many eminent physicians, who havo not ncly
made trial of It, but continually proscribe the
'Bitters In those canes for which It h: recom
AGED PEOPLE, AND ALL WEAKLY VRP-
Consumptive patients, and others, whose con
stitutions have become Impaired by ttmo, or en
feebled by dlscaso, and in whom tho procena cf
digestion does not replace the fat and tissued of
the body as fast as they waste, will find these
Bitters at once nourishing and strengthening,
and happily adapted for their use. The great
advantage the Bitters posses over ordinary
stimulants usually prescribed in treating lung
complaints and kindred dtseaso3, is tho fact thai
they combine many safe and certain healing
properties in connection with the best known
Will derive great benefit from it. Ko unpleasant
effect will ever result from taking the Bitters, It
the directions aro followed. For those who suf
fer from nervous debility, languor, want of rest,
exhaustion, and in all cibs of weakness, the
Hitters are not equalled.
As an nTPer.b'.x stomarhlc, It Is mU'Ji ad
ailrcd; II c!"irpem! the appetite, hrighteu the
Intellect, and infiucs n.tw life and vigor. No one.
A'ho uses tbeso Bitters ..n bo subject to un at
tack of FEVER aul AGUE, or DIAKRHCHA.
Of all the ills that atlllct men and women, few
uo so agonising as Dyspepsia. It 1j a Bort of
combination ot' many disease. Thanks to science
and Da. Uhkiu.ky, u specific has uow been ob
tained. (Ikkklev'.'i BouuisoN Bittubs tako straight
hold of tba disease, and be.jin a euro. Thou
sands of well-uttcfctcd cased of cares of Dyspcp
sli, lndlgestlou, and Fover and Ague, even of
the moot desperate kind, ore in tho possession of
Not a few people, everywhere, complain of
Weakness or Debility. This Is tho gentle hint
of naturo for ft little help in the way of invlgora-
tion. Tho bint should not bo neglected. " A
stitch In time eaves nine." Get n supply of Gnu
lkv's BonnsoN Bittkus, tako them regularly, and
our word for It you vt 111 feel bettor, llvo longer, be
stronger, and think and net with very much more
satisfaction. The Bitters are a tonic, and of a
nature never before attained In any medicine.
will mako the woak strong, the desponding hope
ful, tho sick well. For uny complaint of the
Stomach, Liver, or Bowels, there Is nothing corn
parable with this medicine.
In America, tho Liver is tho best abused of all
the organs in tho body. It is mado the saddle
of all other organs. As n con90iiuonco, it Is often
out of order, and not unfrcquontly nearly inopera
tive. This need not bo ; on tho contrary ,'lt is quite
unnecessary. A little common oenso, and a suf
ficiency of GntsLEY'a Domino:; BrriEns, will keep
the Liver right, and make man a max and wo
man, now miserable, quito happy. Tho Bitters
rcguiato aud strengthen the Liver, no les3 than
The Increase of Nervous Disorders, at tho pres
ent day, Is one of tho most alarming indication
of the age, or rather, would bo, were it not that
b most admirable cute bad been found. Thc-ra
Is not a phase of Nervous disease, wliatovcr It
may be, that these Bitters will not act upon
favorably, and in the most efficient manner. AM
who aro unfortunately ulHictcd with complaints
of this nature, or with Indigestion, or any dis
eases of the Stomach, should not tail to make us
of GutsLEva Bourbon Bittios,
Chills and Fever. In many portions of th
United States this terrible, disease oeI:cs its vic
tims as naturally as water seeks Its level. Tti
Bystam In a particular condition Invites It The
right medlclno to pruvent and cure this malady,
wo unhosititlngly say, is GaRELiVs Eomuioji
Bitikiis. It bleaks up the fovur, drives it from
the system, and will keep It at bay, If taken in
accordnnco with directions on the bottle. Tt
Blttors purify and ourlch tho blood, and this lu
return slicngtheus the constitution. As an agree
uble tonio, thoso Bitters have no equal.
Greeloj'i Bo.irbon Bitters nro meotlng a aah
unparalleled In tho hi3..ory ol popular medicines.
In nil d3fa3e3 of tho Stomach and Bowels thoy
aro a tocrolgii euro. Tho worst cases of Dye.
pepsia and Iu.ligostlon yield to tho rciaurk&bl
potency cf tho Bitters, wbi.h it n.i agroo.iblo to
the tasto as It is speedy and unfailing In its good
f'ursalo by Druggists and Grocers, every whore,
V. F. A A. W. GREELEY, Proprietors, Boston,
Macs. And Sold by D. B. CLABK, S. B. WAITB,
J. I). WILSON. Washlueton, D. C. and PEKL j
8T13VT,8, AleifcndrU, V. ft IJ