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THE EVENING STAR
Petersburg (Jadernia?d>
P*T**9BtrBO July 19.? To tke Editor of the
Whig :?The editors of the Richmond tod
Petersburg papers have been making fan of
the declaration of the northern press tha*.
Qraat would soon startle tDe country with
"another brilliant exploit." Do you suppose
Grant has kept 50,wo imn in complete Idleness
for six weeks, or fancy that his whole time has
been occupied in fortifying himself and organ
ism? raids ! If so, yon will And yoarselyes
vastly mistaken, and that within a very few
days.
In what manner I came into possession of the
facts which I am about to relate is not ma
terial. Suffice it to say, they are facta, as
time will prove. Perhaps a tew hours may
brinfc the dreadfnl realization. 1 tremble to
think of it.
Know, then, our loved Cockade City will
soon be, if it i" not at this very moment, thor
oughly undermined. Grant, far from beiDg
content to blow up the ?? Rebel fortifications,'"
has determined to destroy the entire city, as by
a tremendous blast lrom the infernal regions.
In a single instant every building in the prin
cipal streets of Petersburg will be litted on
high and scattered to the four winds of heaven.
You may laugh at this, but It is so. My in
formant has seen a diagram of the mines,
which, when completed will extend the length
of Bolingbrook, Bank. Sycamore, and Old
streets, and perhaps as far as the old Fair
Grounds on the sonth of the city. "This is
incredible and impossible on the face of it,"
you will say. Very well: you are welcome to
your opinion. But you will be good enough to
tell me what feat ever attempted with the pick
and spade the Yankees have failed to execute;
and will you explain to me the meaning of
Grant's long inaction > I tell you this is no
canard? would that it were?but a plain state
ment of facts, procured by me from an entirely
reliable source.
?? Why do I not make my statement to Gen.
I.ee or print it in the Express ?" you will natu
rally inquire. 1 answer franklv, beeauseGen.
l>e would rebuff me (at least I think so), and
bccauee the Express reiuses positively to admit
me to its columns. Many of your readers will
fancy that I have been "dreaming; but I can
assure them that 1 am in my waking senses,
never me re so in my life, and sincerely desir
ous, by this timely warning, of averting one of
the most awful catastrophes that ever befell an
afflicted people. Yon can publish this or not,
just as vou please. Kesoectfullv,
"Chas. I. Browse.
Sharp "Ookvict."?The Buffalo Commer
cial Advertiser tells a story about one of the
aldermen of that city, w.io was drafted, but
was averse to army service. It appears that
the common council of Buffalo possess the
power to pardon convicts in the penitentiary.
Some time since a noted seonndrel was sen
tenced to a term of Imprisonment, and upon
this individual the "conscript father" fixed
his a'tcntion. He visited the prisoner, and
found him ready to go in the army as a substi
tute. The next thing was to get the rogue par
doned out. This was accomplished through
the favor of the Board; but when the culprit
was released he utterly declined to enter the
service, and is now ready to undertake any
little job of mischief that may present itself.
t&~ The Augusta. Ga., Constitutionalist says
?? the magnificent army of Sherman has, with
out loss and without battle, forced back one of
our best armies, under a favorite general; and
if he only had intended a raid, the destruction
of the vast agricultural interest of the granary
of our State is a loss which we are not pre
pared to endure, and totally unprepared to re
trieve. The evil is, first, the withdrawal lrom
market of the essential food; second, the in
crease of population caused by refugees, which
makes an increased demand on the producing
capacity of the State; third, the Increased pri
ces, which tend to depreciate the currency,
which cannot bear another one-third repudi
ation. Then if it be more than a raid, and Sner
ma.i holds his front by fortification and his
rear by guards, it is an actual loss of empire.'
On Tuesday, August 2d, the people of
Pennsylvania will vote upon the question of
allowing soldiers in the field the right of suf
frage.
A New York lady has hired three men
to go to the war for her since hostilities com
menced.
By the prbs1d|nt%f the united
In pnrsnance of Jaw. I. A BR AH \M LIVrnr v
At the Land Office at MINNE K Pni ?...
?in* onMonday, the fifth day of
I'fposial of the public land.i within the fol' i
cw.og townships and parti of townships, vi"?
Aoiikof the ban lint and vest of the fifth principa
TV,*, or i- j
fh; p 117, of range 25 ' ^ and 33, of town
Sections 1. 3 5.7.9, 11,13, 15, and 17;the\F of
?CVi?? of township il?i; s.-ti. n- IP. 21, *2.1 V "7
?, 31. ami 35,of town*hiD 117- the s 1 1 ' ~
rM*ea>4 ?fSW 14 of8eetion township lis, of
section0?^ Vh." * l> V P'15' ani ,7-'th* >?* l? "f
vfcrion if#, the N Sot wtioii *Jl, and the V #at
?^J'tion 23, of township 11*;; the 8 of section 19 the
"Q ' 11 ?*? Li ?8 i ?J8Pcti*'-n -"?? and sections
i ' ?'2 a?r' ? d J5' nf *<>'wnrihip 117; th" S li
rangeJ 8w >of section 3!, of township iw,0f
Sections 1,3.5. 9. 11. and 13; the N }; of section 11
nf ? ? 3i ^nVnd W11- 1V5' 17
range 2S.' ' of towK6tip 117, of
lafl^iri?, M^and ^'of'fn9- '
khip 117, of range 29. ' of town
Sections 1. 3, 5, 7.9,11.13, IS. 17. 19. "1 ?? -V
? and 35, ol township 1)7, of range 30
Sections 13, 5. 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19.21 and 25
of towHhipH7. and sections 2S, 27. 29 31 33' au,i
of township 113, of range 31 ' ' aUd ?,
Sections 13. 5, 7. 9,11,13, 15, and 17, oftownshiu
iS; S&SSr a-27- *?3'-3- "-1 *??<?, Js
Sections 1, 3. 5,7. 9.11 11 n ln,i i- - e 1
section 19, the N ix of section 21; the X V2 of section
23, of township 117; sections as, 27, 29, 31 33 an-1 r.
Of township lH.ofranije.il ' anJ ^ I
Sections l.3,6,7.9, 11,13,15.17, 19, 21. and 23 the
N Ja ofsection27 an<l sectioi#t9, of township 117-'sec
JiT,e?: 27' *'J- ai' 33' 30. of townshiplia.o
Township 116; sections l. 3. 5. 7 9,11 13 1* ,7 ,n
I' a,n(1 '??' "f rction 31; the N ^'of sect'ion
S't^wnshtplKf rann?e?n,i lhe N * ?f^li^
?,T.V?w.n.,illi..p llti: sections 1, 3. 5. 7. 9, 11. 13. 15. 17 1 n
21. 23, 25, 2., and 29, of township 117, of range ' '
Township 116 and 117; sections 19, 21, 23 25 ?'7 kj
rfwn?) ;,<6i w ^??'nsh1ip 118, of ranffe :l7- ' ' ' ' '
22; the S ^ K'i. 'and" i he S Wu'.'o f" ?ct'io n ?'?
?f?ran?e H' a''3"- 31' ^ ^ aud M' of K-wnship 11 J. 1
At the Land Office at ST CLOrn _
on Monday, the fifteenth day of August ft,?
the di-posal of the public lands within the folk!,
ins paru of townships, viz; UB w u"la follow
Korth of the ban line a*d west oj tk* fifth principal
Sections 1 and 17; the N of section 19 and
of section il. of t<.wnHhiPi2i oVrang.'-^ tb*
Sections 1. 3,5,7.9,11, 13. 15 and 17-hL"n v * i
Section 19. the N of section 21, and' the N W of 1
section^ of township 121, sections 31,33 and M of
township 122, of range29. ?,-?.*n(i ?,ol (
oi;
bectton !3. of township 121; sections 29, 31.33, and
36, ot township 122. of range 31.
Sections 1.3. 5,7,9, 11,13.15, and 17; and the N V.
? section 23, of township 121; sections 19 and 21 "the
t ZZ.XC\l.?,D ^ s"ctio"8 27- *>? 31. 33, and 35, of
township 122, of ranye31.
Sections 1, 3, 5, 7, 9. II. 13, 15, and 17, of town
?iS,Pa ?1;\ e 3 '* ?'8?Ction 13; the S34 of section n
Bindttln""1 17; sections 19, 21.23,25,27,29,31,' i
iu?,- wnship 122, of range 32.
j2j? theS"J'A 5? 7-.?- "? 13.13. and 17, of township ?
ei'of eoH n r ? 13; the8 ^ of 15; the
? ?rs?&!ii,5Sgrf ?? 1
121J3- IS. and 17. of township '
swstra.% ?? '<
JSpkiSsL'iJS-&S? %?$ gSK:
tfssisa&f,- &Si aa- ?? ^ s.
The Kthe N W '<,and the N SW "5 of see
ti?n t, oftownsbipl2l; sections 1,3 3 7 9 11 n w i
g^'township'riiVction's1?:
ranged ?", aud Jo, ot township 123, of
The K Si NE !<. of section 1, of townsh;n i->i- ***
tionsl and U, of township 122; the W' nf!f!rf;nn
1 ^rtion^ ^ ^ 7 Q 1 I I'l I jr a?y .HtCtlOQ
?? "? ??
Lands appropriated bylaw for the QK of schools ,
military, aud other purpose,, together witi ? '
tions of fwaiup lands nie.i in your ?? k
Surveyor General, will he excl?J^ fr,,7n Ui?TM^e
The offering of the above landa wi?be
nevt ed on the days appointed, aud will nroceLl^"
the order in which they are ^verU^iP?I^Tl,ln
whole shall hare been offered. Wd thi'.'iK'ift"
eio??r<l; but the Mle hU?U not be ker>t nn?.n ion?i2
than two w^ekd, &n<i no prifnt^ entry ol anv offhl
Wwls wiU be admitted until after theeVj^ rat ion
cf ikv two w^k^. IUH
h"ld'*t tLe rilrff Washington
LINCOLN. .
J M. EDMUNDS,
UmnimuoMr of the General Land Office.
a a ^ AC*^AL SETTLERS.
Mtablihh and enter their claimj XHtu *a<*
and Receiver before the day fix*4 r
lor the eouineiicenient of the puM;. ^1 ?
J. H
*OT?.-Und?r the reguUtlone ?/?*.-A- " .
heretofore and now exi*tui*. no
???de for advertising proclamations^Jcent^"^
**bli?hersas are epeciacall y authonie.l by th^c^SS
??e?^iier of Ifee Ot teraJ Land 0t&?? > I law 1?^"
PROPOSALS.
ORDNANCE OFFICE,
Wil Dipahtwiht,
WiSHiiiOTO*, Jaly tt, 19M
Sealed Preaosals will b? receive* at taia offlee
natil 4 o'clock p. m .an MONDAY, August I. 1&>'?4?
for filiof. assembling, platiDg, finishing. packing,
-Bd boXIDK
5.000 U. 8. ARTILLERY CURB BIT8,
of the latf st pattern, to be delivered at the United
fliatesOr<inance Agency, No. 46 Worth street. Hew
York.
The aide bars and month pieces a* they eome from
the drop* to be furnished from the Springfield
Armory, where specimens and the model bits can
be seen. The shell bearing the letters U.S. A. are
to be made from No. 24 fhett brass, (Provident* ttirn
fault.) and to be filled with leal before being
soldered. The plating-is to be not less than No. U).
and to be of tint quality. Toe rings are to be of
the best iron clock wire, and the lower bar of brass
wire, the finish to be equal in all respects to that of
the sample sets. , , , , ?
The bits are to be subject to inspection at all
stages of the wors, and before being packed are to
be marked with tbe maker's name and residence,
and when completed are to eonform strictly In
every respect with the pattern standard bits at the
ATheyyare to be paeked in paper bundles of si*
each, labelled: ten bundles in a b >x as prescribed
by tbe inspector. Packing boxes to be valued by
the inspector.
Deliveries, which are to be made without any
e.barge to the United States for transportation or
handling, are to be made at the rate of 5"" bits per
week, and the firft delivery of ski bits to be made
on the 2"th day of August. l&H.
The stock furnished by the United States will fee
inspected hefore issued, ami for set of parts issued
to the contractor a finished bit is to be returned.
No bias will be considered except from parties
actually engagelin the plating and finishing busi
ness, and who are known to this Department to be
fully competent to execute in their own shoos the
work proposed for
Forms of bid can be obtained at the above Armory
or at this office.
Propo'als not made rut on the above form will not
be comidertd. GUARANTY.
The bidder will he required to accompany his
proposition with a guaranty, signed by two re
sponsible persons, that in case his bid is accepted
he will at once execute the contract for the same,
with good und sufficient sureties, in a sum equal
to the whole amountof the contra- t.to deliver the
article proposed,in conformity with tbe terms of
thiR advertisement; and in case the said bidder
should fail to enter into the contract, they to ssake
good the difference between the offer of said bid
der anil the next responsible bidder, or the pers?n
to whom the contract may be awarded. The re
sponsibility of the guarantor" mnst be shown by
the official certificate of the Clark of the nearest
District Court, or of the United States District At
?Bonds in a sum equal to the amount of the con
tract, signed by the contractor and both of his
guarantors, will be required of the successful bid
der or bidders upon signing the contract.
FORM OF GUARANTY.
We, the undersigned, residents of ?, guaran
tee. in case the foregoina bid of , in the coun
ty of , and State of , hereby jointly and
severally conveDant with the United States, and
be acrepted, that he or they will at once execute
the contract for the same, with good and sufficient
sureties, in a sum equal to the amount of the con- j
tract, to furnish the articles proposed in conform
ity to the terms of the advertisement, dated July
]?, 1864, under which the bid was made; and in case
the Faid shall fail to enter into a contract
as aforesaid, we guarantv to make good the differ
ence between the offer of the said and the
next lowest responsible bidder, or the person to
whom the contract may be awarded.
Given under our hands and seals this day of
,186?. [Seal.l
Witness: [Seal.l
To this guaranty must be appended the official
certificate above mentioned.
Each party obtaining a cbntract will be obliged
to enter into bonds, with approved sureties, for
the faithful execution of tbe same.
Upon the award being made, successful bidders
wili be notified, and lurnished with forms of con
tract and bond. . .
The Department reserves the right to reject any
or all the bids, if deemed unsatisfactory on auy
flCCOPDt.
Proposals will be addressed to "Brigadier Gen
eral George D. Ramsay. Chief of Ordnance, Wash
ington D C and endorsed " Proposals for Pla
ting and 'iniBhin* Artill.&TBitsb''RAMgAY
Jy 19eo6t Brigadier Gen'l. Chief of Ordnance.
OrdnanciToffice,
War Department,
Washington, D. C., July 22.1S54.
Sealed Proposals will be received at this office
until 4 o'clock p. m.on TUESDAY, the 2d day of
August, lt?64. for furnishing at the New York
Agency, No. 45 i^orth street. New York.
10",0' u lbs. of pure Lake Superior Ingot Copper,
50,1.00 lbs. of Zinc Spelter,
to be delivered as above stated, in as large quan
tities and as rapidly as possible.
Biddera will state the rates at which they can
deliver.
Forms of bid can be obtained at any of the Uni
ted States arsenals, or at this office. Prorosals not
tuadr ou: on tlisform will not be considered.
GUARANTY.
The' bidder will be required to accompany his
proposition with a guaranty, signed by two re
sponsible persons, that, in case his hid is accepted,
he will at once execute the contract for the same,
with good and sufficient sureties, in a sum equal to
the wuole amount of tbe contract, to deliver the
article proposed in conformity with the terms of
this advertisement; and. in case the said bidder
should fail to enter into the contract, they to make
good the difference between the offer of said bid
der and the next responsible bidder, or the person
to whom the contract may be awarded.
The responsibility of the guarantors must be
shown by the official certificate of the Clerk of the
nearest District Court, or of the' United States
District Attorney.
Bond* in a sum eoual to the amount of the con
tract, signed by th'j contractor and both of his
t iarar tors, will be required of the successful bid
der or bidders \ipon signing the contract.
FORM OF GUARANTY.
We, the URdersignei. residents of , in the
connty of . and State of , hereby, jointly
and severally, covenant with the United States,
and guarantee, in case the foregoing bid of
be accepted, that he or they will at once execite
the contract for the same, with good and sufficient
aureties. in a sum equal to the amwunt of the con
tract. to furnish the articles proposed in conform
ity to the terms of the advertisement, dated July
22,18o4, under which the bid was made; and, in
case the said shall fail to enter in-to a con
tract as aforesaid, we guarantee to make good the
difference between the offer of the said ? and
the next lowest responsible bidder.or the person to
whom the contract may be awarded.
J Given under our hands and seals.
Witness; jthis day of , 18??. ? , ,
[ Seal. J
1 Seal.]
To this guaranty mnst be appended the official
certificate above mentioned.
Each party obtaining a contract will be obliged
to enter into bonds, with approved sureties, fer the
faithful execution of the same.
Upon tbe award being m?d??, successful bidders
will be notified and furnished with forma of con
tract and bond.
The Department reserves the ri^ht to reject any
or all the bids, if deemed unsatinfaitory on any
account. ,
Proposals mnst be addressed to " Brigadier Gen
eral George D. Ramsay. Chief of Ordnance. Wash
ington. D. C.,"' and indorsed "Proposals for Ingot
Copper and Zinc Bpelter.'j^ D gAMBAY,
Jy 23-STuThCt Brig. General. Chief of Ordnance.
HIE* QUARTERMASTER'S OFFICE, I
La port or Washington,}
Washington, D. C., January 4,1364. \
All dealers in Drugs. Hardware, Lumber, Leather,
Office Furniture, Harness, and Saddlery, are re
quested to send to thiaoffice, on MONDAY of each
week, a sealed proposal or liat, tn dupluntt, of the
articles they are prepared to furniah te thia Depot at
short notice, with the price of each marked in plaia
figures, so that, in case the exigencies of the service
require it, the article or articlea can be obtained
without delay, and at the lowest price.
Dealers wishing to sell to thia Depot will be r^
quired to furniah the liat pnnetually every Monday
morning. D. H. RUCKER,
Brigadier General and Chief Quartermaster,
ja 5-tf Depot of Washington.
PAPERHA^GIHGI.
A great variety qf
ENTIRELY NEW STYLES
Adapted to
PARLORS.
DINING ROOJV1S,
BALLS, ABB
CHAMBERS.
Also,
?,000 YARDS CANTON MATTINGS,
1,000 YARDS FLOOR OIL CLOTHS,
Our Mattings are nnrivalled in thia city, comprt
ing in part the famous Gowqua brand for parlo
Oil Cloths from 3 to 12 feet wide, adapted to dini
rooms, halls, Ae. Alse?
WINDOW SHADES,
BRASS CORNICES,
PARLOR MATS.
Ptperhucg by skillful workmen, and all orde
promptly attended to. Give us a call and sa
from 10 to JO per cent.
RIFFLE A FALOON ER'S
No. 348* 7th street, between I street and
?p23-e?
i ERCY*S METALLURGY, IRON AND STLEE
_ London, 1864.
Phillip's Metallurgy. London.
Percy's Metallurgy, Copp?-r. /.me, Brass. Ac..
London.
Iron Tables.
Scrivenoron the Iron Trade. London.
French's Iron Trade of the United States.
Beecraft'a Companion to the Iron Trade. Lou*
d?Hogg'a Iron Tradea' Guide. Londoa.
The Manufacture *f Iron.
Truran on the Manulacture of Iron.
Overman on tbe Manufacture of Iron.
p
IMPROYf YOUR
sight by tbe use of
... *T?
of the eel
ebrated Pbbbl* and PanaqortO 80T-a<lV'?'"
versally acknowledged aa the beat for Strknoth
una anPaiSttftVlvo the Impair^ Byesight,
scientifically and correctly suited, FRANKLIN
A CO , Optician--,. _ . . .
944 Pennsylvania iriaMi het. ttta and 13th ate.,
|Wfl
Pennsylvania avenue, under the National.
FIELD GLASSES, OPERA GLASSES. MICRO
SCOPES. thermometers, sterk6scopes,
PHOTOdfcftH ALBUMS ^CARTES DS VI8ITB,
Ac., in a great variety, and at the lowed prices.
Je 8
SCRIBE 11 WORKS.?La
tread et Ratron, 23e.: X _
Me,; be Marl age enfantin, &
Vie.; Le plusfceae u
Mart. ?e.; Lea Oontee de I*
g:i &&&&&& tesSr &$?
Daid? 4i 1 Benli?ref 36e.; so4 Mky
yaoneav riqur,ew.i
riuimtMnam
PROPOSALS. . i
QEC1.ASCI
Washi*gtok. July 13. 19M.
Sealed Proposals will be received at this offioe
until WEDNESDAY, August 3, at 4 p. m? for 11
pounder Projectiles. to be delivered u follow!,
T1* ' 8,000 12-pounder Solid Shot,
8,0^012-pounder Shell, and
14,(0# 12-plunder Spherical Case
at each of tin- followiugarsenals :
?Waterrleit Arsenal, West Troy, N. Y.,
Watertown Arsenal, Massachusetts. and
Alleghan v Arsenal, Pittsburg, Penna.
2,)H0 12 poundex Solid Shot,
6^0 12-pounder Shell, and
8,'0" 12-pounder 8pherical Case,
at the St. Louis Arsenal, Mo.
These projectiles are to be-wade of the kind of
metal, and inspected after the rules laid down to
the Ordnanee Manual; the tensile strength of the
iron to be not less than 14,000 pounds per square
inch. .
Di awingseau be seen at any of the United States
Arsenals.
The projectiles are to be inspected at the fonn
dry where cast, and are to be delivered at the
arsenals free ef charge for transportation or hand
ling.
Bidders will state the rate at which they will de
liver. Failures to make deliveries at a speci
fied time will subject the contractor to a for
feiture of the number be may fail to deliver at that
time.
Bidders will state explicitly the arsenal or arse
nals where they propose to deliver, and the number
of projectiles they propose to deliver at each place,
il for more than one.
No bids will be considered from parties other
than regular founders or proprietors of works, who
are known te this Deo artment to be capable of ex
ecuting the work proposed for.
ShonTd any party obtaining a contract offer shell
other than those east in his own foundry, they will
be rejected, and the contract rendered nail and
void.
Forms of bid can be obtained at the above named
arsenals. Proposals not made out on this form will
not be considtfd.
GUARANTY.
The bidder wili be required to accompany his
proposition with a guaranty, signed by two re
sponsible persons, that, in case his bid is accepted,
he will at once execute the contract for tne same,
with good and sufficient sureties, in a sum equal to
the amount of the contract, to deliver the article
proposed, in conformity with the terms of this ad
vertisement: and incase the said bidder should fail
to enter into the contract, they to make good the
difference between the offer of said bidder and the
next responsible bidder, or the person to whom
the contract may be awarded.
The responsibility of the guarantors must be
shown by the official certificate of the Clerk of the
nearest District Court, or of the United States
District Attorney.
Bonds in the sum equal to the amount of the
contract, signed by the contractor and both of his
fuarantors. will be required of the successful bid
er or Udders upon signing the contract.
FORM OF GUARANTEE.
We, the undersigned, residents of , in the
county of , and State of , hereby jointly
and severally covenant with the United States and
guarantee, in case the foregoing bid of be
accepted, that he or they will at once execute the
contract for the same, with good and sufficient
sureties, in a sum equal to the amount of the con
tract, t<> furnish the articles proposed in conform
ity with the terms of this advertisement, dated
July 13,1864. under which the bid was made; and,
in case the said shall fail to enter into a con
tract as aforesaid, we guarantee to make good the
difference between the offer of the said and
the next lowest responsible bidder, or the person
to whom the contract may be awarded.
) Given under our hands and seals
/this day of , 18d?
Wiiness: ISeal.l
[Seal. I
To this guaranty must be appended the official
certificate above mentioned.
Each party obtaining a contract will be obliged
to enter into bonds with approved sureties for the
faithful execution of the same.
Upon the award being made, successful bidders
will be notified and furnished with forms of con
tract and bond.
The Department reserves the right to reject any
or all the bids, if deemed unsatisfactory on any
account.
Proposals will be addressed to "Brigadier Gen
eral Georgt* D. Ramsay. Chief of Ordnance, Wash
ington. D. C..''an<i will be endorsed "Proposals
for 12-pounder Projectiles."
GEORGE D. RAMSAY,
jy 14-eo9t Brig. Gen.. Chief of Ordnance.
jpROPOSALS~FOR MORTAR SHELLS.
Ordnance Offici, War Dkpastmkst, /
? , . W ASHIWGT05, July 8,1*64. \
Sealed Proposals will be received at this Office,
until Monday, the 1st day of August, 18o4, for "i
INCH MORTAR SHELL, to be delivered in the
iollowing quantities at the under-named Arsen
als, vir.:
At Watertown Arsenal, Massachusetts, 5,0ito,
At Watervliet Arsenal, New York. lo.OOO.
At New York Arsenal, Governor's Inland, New
York. 20,ono.
At Alleghany Arsenal, Pittsburg, 10,000.
At Washington Arsenal. D. C., 5.000.
These projectiles are to be male of the kind of
metal aud inspected after the rules laid down in the
Ordnance Manual, the tensile strength of the iron
to be not less than 14,<>00 pounds per square inch.
Drawings can be seen at any ofthe Lnited States
Aj senals.
The projectiles are to be inspected at the foundry
where cast, and are to be delivered at the Arsenals
free of charge for transportation or handling.
Bidders will state the rute at which they will de
liver.
Failure to make deliveries at a specified time
will subject the contractor to a forfeiture of itie
number he may fail to deliver at that time.
Bidders will state explicitly the arsenal or ar
senals inhere they propose to deliver, and the num
ber of projectiles they propose to deliver at each
place, if for more tban one.
No bids will be considered from parties other
tban regular founders or proprietors of works,
who are.known to this Department to be capable
of executing the work proposed for.
Should any party obtaining a contract off<?r sh?ll
other than those cast in his own foundry, they will
be rejected, and the contract rendered null and
void.
Forms of bid can beobtain^d at the above-named
arsenals. Proposals not made out on this form
will not be considered.
GUARANTY.
The bidder will be required to accompany his
proposition with a guaranty signed by two respon
sible persons, that, in case his bid is accepted, he
will at once execute the contract for the same,
with good and sufficient sureties, in a sum equal
to the amount of the contract, to deliver "he arti
cle proposed, in conformity with the terms of this
advertisement; and in case the said bidder should
fail to enter into the contract, they to make good
the difference between the offer of said bidder and
the next responsible bidder, or the person to whota
the contract may be awarded.
The responsibility of the guarantors mast be
shown by the official certificate of the Clerk of the
nearest District Court, or of the United States
District Attorney.
Bonds in the sum equal to the amount of ths
contract, signed by the contractor and both of his
fuarantors. will be -required of the successful
idder or bidders upon signing the contract,
FORM OF GUARANTY.
We, the undersigned, residents of , in
the county of and State of .
hereby jointly and severally covenant with the
United States, and guarantee, in case the foregoing
bid ef be accepted, that he or they will
at once execute the contract for the same, with
good and sufficient sureties, in a sum equal to the
amount of the contract, to furnish the articles pro
posed in conformity with the terms of this adver
tisement, dated July 8, 1884, under which the bid
was made; and, in case the said shall
fail to enter into a contract as aforesaid, we guar
antee to make good the difference between the offer
of the said and the next lowest respon
sible bidder, or the person to whom the contract
may be awarded.
> Given under our hands and seals
Witness: /this? day of , ibtt?,
f Se al.l
[Seal.]
To this guaranty must be appended the official
certificate above mentioned.
Each party obtaining a contract will be obliged
to enter into bonds with approved sureties for the
faithful execution of the same.
Upon the award being made, successful bidders
will be notified and furnished with forms of con
tract and bond.
The Department reserves the right to reject any
or all the bids, if deemed unsatisfactory on any ac
count.
Proposals will be addressed to "Brigadier Gener
al Gf.rg<" D. Rami-ay,Chiefof Ordnance, Washing
ton. D. C.," and will be endorsed " Proposals for
eight-inch Mortar Sbell."
GEORGE D. RAMSAY,
_Jy9-eotd Brig. Gen'l, Chief of Ordnance.
Fresh bebf and vegetables vor the
NAVY.
Navt Difartmmt
Bureau of Provisions and Clothing, July 14, 1864.
Sealed Proposals, endorsed " Proposals for Fres'_
Beef and Vegetables," will be received at this Bu
reau until 2 o'clock,(p. m., on the 29th of Jnly, in
stant, for tbe supply of 40,'fl0 pounds of Fresh Beef
and40.t*)?t pounds of Fresh Vegetables at the Wash
ington Station, as required. The Beef and Vegeta
bles must be of good quality, and the best the mar
ket affords, and each article must be offered for by
the pound. The Beef must be in equal proportions,
fore and hind quarters
Bonds, with approved security, will be required
in one-half the ektimated amount of the contract,
and twenty per cent, in addition will be withheld
from the amount of each payment to be made, as
collateral security^ for the due performance of the
contract, which will on noacconnt be paid until it
is fully complied with.
Every offer wade must be accompanied by a writ
ten guaranty, signed by one or more responsible
persons, that the bidder or bidders will, if his or
their bid be accepted,ester into an obligation with
iu five days, with good and sufficient sureties, to
fnrnish the article* proposed.
No proposal will be considered unless accompa
nied by such guaranty, and by satisfactory evidence
that tbe bidder is a regular dealer in the articles
proposed, and has the license required by law.
The Department reserves the right to reject any
proposal not considered advantageous to tne Gov
ernment. , ( jylfl-td
MEDICAL PURVIYOB'8 OFFICI,
1*1 WAgaiSQTOBi, p. o., June 18, ibm.
Ail dealers in this city and Georgetown, who wish
to sell to the Medical Purveying Department, are
requested to send te this office, on tbe MONDAY of
eacb week, a sealed list of the articles they may be
prepared to furnish, at abort notice, with the
price of each attached to tbe name.
0. SUTHERLAND,
W-tf Sur?. U. g. A., Medical Purveyor.
TI8H WANG, THE ORKAT CHINESE
mter be carried fc the vert pocket without few of
Iftg&P'vSUFI'S" ^? Prieeflnbox. Bold by
KwfSBST"
?Pt.r ? ?
Map of Richmond and burrqundinq
eoa?try?sh<:>wia? rebel jartlAeations; 50 oentt.
left HUNCH lAYLOf.
,1
PROPOSALS.
? l
/ardnanci ornct
_ . Wa? Dipannmrr,
? i^n ? D.G, July M, wU.
be received at thisonlce
n?til WKDNRSDAY, August 3.1864, at 4 o'clock
p. in. for famishing the following Ordnance ?
10-inch Siege Mortars.
Much Siege Mortars
5o K inch Siege Howitzers.
B1 Coebom Mortsrs, bronze.
? ne?e mortars and howitzers are to Ue made in
conformity with tbe drawings ami gpeoifications
to be furnished by the Ordnance Department, *Dd
, are to bp submitted to the usual inspections And
I being received by the United
States The inspection will be made at the foundry
where cast.
. Deliveries must be at the following rates, vis:
Wot less than two mortars flr bowiUer* on or be
fore the 3<Ub day of September, 1S64, and at a Tate
of not lew than four mortars or howitzers per
week thereafter nntil the entire number con
tracted for is delivered.
Fjulureto make deliveries at a specified time
will subject the contractor to a forfeiture of the
right to deliver the number he may fail to deliver
at that time.
Separate proposals must be made for each ar
ticle.
[ No bids will be received from parties other than
founders or proprietors of works, who are known
? to this Department to be capable of executing in
their own foundries the work proposed for. The
siege mortars and howitzers are to he cast hellow,
and cooled from the interior.
Forms of bids can be obtained at this office, or at
any of the following ^rsonals, viz: Alleghany,
Frankford, New York, Watertown, Watervliet,
Washington, or St. Louis.
Prorosnlt not made out on this frnm will not be
? considered:
mt_ v j GUARANTY.
The bidder will be required to accompany his
?roposition with a guaranty signed by two respon
sible persons, that in case his bid is accepted he
will at once execute the contract for the same, with
good and sufficient sureties, in a sum equal to
the amount of the contract, to deliver the ar
ticles proposed, in conformity with the terms of
this advertisement; and in case the said bidder
should fail to enter into the contract, they to
make good the difference between the offer of said
bidder and the next responsible bidder, or the
person to whom the contract may be awarded. The
responsibility of the guarantors must be shown by
the official certificate of the Clerk of the nearest
District Court, or of the United States District
Attorney.
Bonds in a sum equal to the amount of the eon
tract, signed by the contractor and both of his
guarantors. Will be required of the successful
idder or bidders upon signing the contract.
m FORM OF GUARANTY.
We, the nndersigned, residents of , in the
county of ? , and State of , hereby jointly
and severally covenant with the United States, and
guarantee, in case the foregoing bid of ?
be accepted, that he or thev will at once execute
the contract for the same, with good.apd sufficient
sureties, in a sum equal to the amotlnt of the
contract, to furnish the articles proposed in
conformity to th* terms of this advertisement,
dated July 14,1864. under which the bid was made;
and in case the said shall fail to enter
into a contract as aforesaid, we guarantee to make
good the difference between the offer of the said
77 *nd the next lowest responsible bidder,
or the person to whom the contract may be
awarded.
Given under our baDds and seals thin ?day
of , 186?. [Seal.J
Witness. lBe?l.j
To this guaranty must be appended the official
certificate above mentioned.
Upon the award being made, successful bidders
will be notified and famished with forms of con
tract and bond.
The Department reserves the right to reject any
or all the bids, if deemed unsatisfactory on any
account.
Proposals will be addressed to "Brigadier Gen
eral George D. Ramsay, Chief of Ordnance, Wash
ington, D. C.. and will be endorsed "Proposals
for Siege Mortars, Siege Howitzers, or Coehoni
Mortars.'' as the case may be.
GEO. D. RAMSAY, Brigadier General,
ly 18-eo9t Chief of Ordnance.
p R OP 0 8 A L B ? 0 B F 0 B AG*.
Ohitjp QtriRTiEif abtib's Oppiob, i
Wabhibo*o* Difot, Dec. 8, 1863. (
Sealed Proposals are.Invited by the undersigned
for supply ingthe U. 8. Quartermaster's De
partment, at Washington. D. C., Baltimore. Md..
Alexandria, and Fort Monroe, Va., or eitLer of
these places, with Hay, Corn, Oat/and Straw.
Bids will be received for the delivery of 8.0M
bushels of corn or oats And 00 tons of kny or strAw.
wo upwards.
Bidders must state at which of the above-named
points thev propose to make deliveries, and the
rates at which they will make detiveries thereat,
the quanMty ef each article proposed to be deliv
ered, the time when said deliveries shall be oom
menced. and when to be completed.
b/lb? price must be written out in words on the
Corn to be up in good stont sacks, of about
two bushels each. Oats in like sacks of about three
DHehels each. The sacks to be furnished without
extra charge to the Govenment. The hay and
straw to be securely baled.
The particular kind or description of oats, corn
hay or straw proposed to be delivered most be
stated in tbe proposals.
All the articled offered nnder the bids herein in
vited will be subject to a rigid inspection by the
Government Inspector before being accepted.
Contracts will be awarded from time to time to
the lowest responsible bidder, as the interest of
the Government may require and payment will be
made when the whole amout contracted for shall
have beep Slivered and accepted.
The bidder wili be required to accompany his
proposals with a guaranty, signed by two respon
sible persons that in case his bid is accepted he or
they will, within ten days thereafter, execute the
contract for the same, with good and sufficient
sureties in a sum equal to the amount of the con
tract, to deliver the forage proposed in conformity
with the terms of this advertisment; and in case
the said bidder should fail to enter Into the con
tract, they to make good the difference between
the offer of said bidder and the next lowest respon
sible bidd? ,or the person to whom the contract
may be awarded.
The respon'ihilitv of the guarantors must be
shown by the official certificate of a U. 8 District
Attorney, Collector of Customs or any other officer
under the United 8tates Government or resnonsi
ble person known to this office.
All bidders will be duly notified of the accept
ance or rejection of their proposals.
The full name and P. O., address of each bidder
mnst be legibly written in the proposal.
Proposals must be addressed to Brig. Gen. D. H,
Rucker, Cfc'ef I?enot Quartermaster, Washington,
D.C.,and i>hould be plainly marked "Proposals
for Forage."
Bonds, in a snm eqnal to the amonnt of the eon
tract, signed by the contractor and both of bis
Juarantors, will be required of the successful bid
er or bidders upon signing the contract.
Blank forms of bids, guarantees, and bonds, map
be obtained npon application at this Office.
FORM OF PROPOSAL.
(Town, County and 8tate) ?
(Date)
J tk* "ubscriber. do hereby propose to famish
and deliver to *he United States, at the Quarter
master s Tipartment at , agreeably to the
terms of your advertisement inviting proposals
lZx f?,r.a*e^ dated.Washington Depot, Deo. 8,1863,
the following articles, vis : ????*?.
bushels of Corn, in sacks, at per bushel ?f
6b pounds
bushels of Oats, in sacks, at per bushel of
32 pounds
tons of Baled Hay, at per ton of JJXtt
pounds
tons of Baled Straw, at per ton of 2,000
pounds.
Delivery to commence on or before the day of
, 186?, and to be completed en or before the
-? day of , 186?, and pledge myseW to enter
into a written contract with the United 8tates,
with good and approved securities, within the
space of ten days after being notified that my bid
has been accepted. Your obedient servant.
Brigadier General D. H. Rucks.
General Depot Quartermaster,
Washington, D. 0.
GUARANTY.
We, the undersigned, residents of ?, In the
County of , and State of , hereby, jointly
and severally, covenant with the United States,
and guarantee in case the foregoing bid of
be accepted, that he or they will, within ten days
after the acceptance of said bid, execute the con
tract. for the same with good and sufficient sure
ties, in a sum equal to the amount of the contract,
to furnish the forage proposed in conformity to
the terms of advertisement dated December 8,1863,
nnder which the bid was made, and, in case the
??in ?? shall fail to enter into a contract as
aforesaid, we guarantee to make good the differ
ence between the offer by said and the next
lowest responsible bidder, or the person to whom
the contract may be Awarded.
Witness,
Given under onr hands and seals this ? day of
, 186?. I Seal. 1
iSeal.1
I hereby certify that, to the best of my knowl
edge and belief, the above-named guarantors are
good and sufficient as sureties for the amount for
which they offer to be security.
To be certified by the United Btates District A*t
torney. Collector of Customs, or any other officer
under the United States Government, or resnon
?ible person known to this office.
D. H. RU0K1R,
dec >-tf Brigadier General and Q. M.
PROPOSALS FOR BUILDING FLOATING
DRY DOCKS.
_ ? ? Navy Department, /
- ^ttya,ds and July 1,1364-1
Sealed Proposals,endorsed" Proposals for
Building Pleating Dry Docks," accompanied by
plans and specification* in full detail, will be re
ceived at this office until 12 o'ck m. on the 28th day
of jHhrioat., for the construction of a floating dry
dock for use at or near the Navy Yard, New York,
and ope for use at the Navy Yard, Philadelphia:
said docks to beot full and sufficient capacity and
power, to receive, raise and sustain in safety a
vessel of at least 2$] feet in length.46 feet in breadth
draft, of 2,2i H) tons displacement.
Bidders will make their spi t iUcations full and
clew, describing the kinds and qualities of mate
rials proposed to be used: .they may bid for one or
both docks, and in their offers, which must be
f^e* will state the price for which they
will build the dock, and the time at vhioh they
willen^ge to have ii ready for use.
* A'' patents or patented articles, if any. employed
?n the construction of these docks we to be in
eluded in the proposals. jj 6 1aw4w
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Vv i Philosophy of Woman, 91.40
A Life for a Life. By MisSlfulooh. >1V
Wjrle*. By Cnrrer Bell, tun *
Il u ii? 'Currer Bell, $1.?
pored n> new Flame Uln, without ooming
In contact with the fael.
. 8, B. OAST LJCMANjBtna Lime KUa,
to Pa. it. M?d Botfe Creek Bridge.
; PROPOSALS,
pBOPOBALS roa MATERIAL8 roa THBNAT Y.
Natt Dipahymkivt, (
B+rumif SUmm 8ntin?tint, July 10, 1SS4.S
8eal?d Pro?o?als to f\irnish materials for the
B??y foe tbe fiscal year ending June 3>. 184i. will
be received at the Bureau orf Steam Engineering
until 10 o'clock of Abe 12th day of August next it
it which time the opening wul be commenced.
Proposal* mB?t he endorsed Proposals for Ma
terial ? for the Navy," that ther maybe distin
gulshed from other bualnes* letter#, and directed
to the Chief of the Bureau of Steam Engineering.
Tbc material# and articles embraced in the
classes named are particularly described in the
printed schedules. any of which will fee furniahed
to such a* desire to offer, on application to the
commandant* of the respective yards. or to the
nary agent nearest thereto, and those of all the
yards upon application to the Bureau.
Thiadivision into elates being for the conve
nience of dealers in each, auch classes oni? w"i,!'e
famished as are actually required for bids. The
Commandant an5 nary agent for each station will,
4n addition to the schedule of clashes of their own
yardi!, have a copy of the schedules of the other
yards, for examination only, from which may be
judged whether it will be desirable to make appli
cation for any of the classes of those yards.. All
other things being equal, preference will be given
to articles of American manufacture.
Offers must he made for the whole of the class at
any yard npon one of the printed schedules, or in
strict conformity therewith, or they will not be
considered.
Upon application to the Bureau, to the Com
mandant of any yard, or to any Navy Agent, the
form of offer, of guarantee, and other necessary
information respecting the proposals will be fur
nished.
The contract will be awarded to the lowest bid
der who gives proper guarantees as required by
the law of 10th August, 184*), the Navy Department
reserving the right to reject the lowest bid, if
deemed exorbitant.
The contracts will bear date the day the notifi
cation ia given and deliveries can be demanded
from that date.
Sureties in the full amount will be required to
sign the contract, ard their responsibility certi
fied to by a United States diatrivt judge. United
States diatrictattorney, collector, or navy agent.
As additional security, twenty per centum will
be withheld from the amount ofthe bills until the
contract shall have been completed; and eighty
per centum of each bill, approved in triplicate bv
the commandants of the respective yards, will be
paid by the navy agents at the points of delivery,
in funds or certificates, at the option of the Gov
ernment. witbin ten daysafter the warrant for the
same shall hatfc been passed by the Secretary of the
Treaanfv.
The following are the classes required at the re
spective navy yards:
KITTERY, MAINE.
Class No.l. boiler iron, Ac.; No. t. pig iron;
No. 3, beiler felting; No.-I, gum packing, Acc.: No.
5. sperm oil; No.fi, 1 in seed oil,Ac.; No. 7, lard oil;
No. 8, metallic oil; No. 9, tallow and soap; No.li>,
engineers' stores: No. 11. engineera'tools; No. 12,
engineers1 instruments; No. 14. wrought iron pipe,
A'c.; No. 15, tubes-No. 16, steel: No. 17. iron nails,
bolts, and nuta; No. IS, copper; No. 19. tin, Ac.;
No. 20. white lead; No. 21. zinc paint; No. Z2, col
ored paints; No. 23, stationery; No, 24, firewood;
No. 34. cotton waste, packing. Ac.; No. 35, engi
neers' stores
CHARLE8T0WN, MASS.
?Class No. 1, boiler iron and riveta; No. 2. pig
iron; No. 3, boiler felting; No. 4, gum packing,
rubber hose, &c.; No. 5. Bperra oil; No. 6. linseed
oil and turpentine; No. 7. lard oil; No. 8, metallic
oil; No. 9, tallow and soap: No. 10 engineers'
stores; No. 11, engineers'tools; No. 12, engineers'
instruments; No. IS, steam pomps; No. 14, wrought
iron pipe, valves, Ac.: No. li, tubes; No. IS, ateel;
No. 17, iron nails, bolts, nuts, Ac ; No. 18, copper;
No. 19. tin, zinc. Ac.; No. 20, white lead; No. 21,
xinc paint; No. 22, colored paints, dryers. Ate.; No.
23, stationery; No. 25, hickory and ash plank and
bnts; No. 26. white pine; No. 34. hemp and cotton
packing, Ac.; No. 35, engineers' atoreB,&c.
BROOKLYN, N. Y.
Class No. 1, boiler iron; No. 2, pig iron; No. 3,
boiler felting; No. 4, gum packing, rubber hose,
Ac.; No.5, sperm oil; No. fi, linseed oil. turpentine,
alcohol, Ac.; No. 7. lard oil; No. 8. lubricating or
metallic oils; No. 9, tallow and soap; No. M, en
gineers' stores; No. 11, engineers' tools; No. 12,
engineers'instruments; No 13, steam pomps; No.
14, wrought iron pipes, valves, Ac.; No. 15. tubes;
No. 16, steel; No. 17. iron nails, bolts, nuts, Ac.;
No. 18, copper: No. 19, tin, xinc, lead. 4c.; No. 20,
white lead; No. 21, xinc paint; No. 22, colored
paints, dryers. Ac.; No. 23. stationery; No. 24. fire
wood; No. 25, hickory and ash plank and butts;
No, 24, white pine; No. 27, black walnut and chcrry;
No. 28. mahogany, white holley; No. 29, lanterns;
No. 30. lignumvitfp; No. 31. drudgeons, pumps,
Ac.; No. 3Z.aour flour,crucible=. Ac.; No. .^patent
ed articles; No. 34, cotton and hemp packings, Ac.;
No. 35 engineer stores.
PHILADELPHIA.
Class No. 1, boiler iron, Ac : No. 3, boiler felt
ing; No. 4, gum packing, rubber hose. Ac.; No. 5,
sperm oik No. 6, Linseed oil and turpentine; No. 7,
lard oil. No. 9, tallow, goap. Ac.: No. 1", engineers'
stores; No 11. engineers'tools; No. 12, engineers'
instruments: No. 14, wrought iron pipes, valves,
Ac.;No. 15. tubes; No. 16, steel: No. 17. iron nails,
bolts and nuts; No. 18, copper; No. 19. tin, Ac.; No.
20, white lead; No. 21, zinc paint; No. 22, colored
paints and dryers; No. 23, stationery; No. 24, fire
wood; No. 34..cotton and hemp packing,Ac.; No. 35,
engineers' stores, Ac.
WASHINGTON.
Cla^s No. 1. boiler iron, Ac.; No. 2. pig iron; No.
3, boiler felting. Ac.; No. 4, gum packing, rubber
hose, Ac.; No. 5. sperm oil; No. 6, linseed oil and
turpentine; No.7. lard oil; No.8. lumber; No. 9,
tallow and soap; No. 10. engineers' stores; No. 11,
engineers' tools; No. 12, engineers' instruments;
No. 13, steam pumps; No. 14. wrought iron pipe,
valves, Ac.; No. 15. tubes; No. 16, *teel; No. 17,
iron nails, bolts, nuts, Ac.; No. 18, copper; No. 19,
tin, lead and zinc; No. 20. white lead; No. 21, zinc
paint; No. 22, colored paints, dryers, Ac.; Ne. 23,
stationery; No. 24, firewood; No. 34. cotton and
hemp packing, Ac,; No. 35, engineers' stores.
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PROPOSAL? FOR MALLEABLE IRON CAV
ALRY TRIMMINGS.
Ordnanci Offitk, War Drpartmevt, t
a i?^ n , Washington, July 14.1*U.<
Sealed Proposals will be received at this office
until Saturday. August 20. 13*14, at 4 o'clock p. m?
for the delivery at the following points of the un
dermentioned quantities of malleable iron trim
mings for cavalry equipments ;
At the New York Agency. New York, 39,000 sets.
At the Frankford Arsenal, lo.uoosets.
At the Alleghany Arsenal, 20,000sets.
At the St. Louis Arsenal, lO.'iOOsets.
Each set is to consist of the numbers of each
kind of buckle, square, ring, bolt, stud, and loop
now prescribed, except that twoof the D rings in
each set are to be made of the new pattern, with
stop, according to the model to be seen at the
above arsenals. The castings are to be made of the
best quality of malleable iron, the tongues of the
buckles ofthe best clock wire. The dimensions
of the cleaned castings and the finish and dimen
sions of the buckle-tongues and rollers must con
form strictly to the standard gauges, wl^ich will
be applied before Japanning. After being thor
oughly cleaned, and freed from all sprues and ir
regularities, they are to be japanned in the best
manner.
The goods are tobe put up in papers in the usual
nianner, and packed, two hundred complete sets
in a box ot a quality, and marked as may bo pre
scribed by the inspecting officer.
The work is to be subject to inspection at the
manufactory in all stages ef its progress, &nd no
goods are to be received or paid for which have
not passed inspection.
Deliveriesare to be made as follows:
Bidders will state the arsenal or arsenals where
they propose to deliver, and the number of sets
tbey propose to deliver it eaeh place, if for more
than one. Failures to make deliveries at a speci
fied time will subject the contractor to a forfeiture
of the number he may fail to deliver at that time.
No bids will be received from parties other than
regular manufacturers of the arcticles proposed
for, and who are known to this Department to be
capable of executing in their own shops the work
proposed for.
forms of bids cki be obtained at the above
named arsenals. Proposals not mailt out on tkif
form will hoi t* considered.
GUARANTY.
The bidder will be required to accompany his
proposition with a guaranty, signed by two re
sponsible persons, that, in case his bid be accept
ed. he wilfatonce execute the contract for the
same, with good and sufficient sureties, in a sum
equal to the amount of the contract, to deliver
the articles proposed, in conformity with the
terms of this advertisement; and in case the said
bidder should fail to enter into the contract, they
to make good the difference between the offer of
said bidder and the next responsible bidder, or the
person to whom the contract may be awarded.
The responsibility of the guarantors must be
shown by the official certificate of the Olerk of the
nearest District Court, and the United States Dis
trict Attorney.
Bonds in the sum equal to the amount of the
contract, signed by the contractor and both of his
Suarantors. will be required of the successful bid
er or bidders upon signing the contract.
FORM OF GUARANTY.
We. the undersigned, residents of , in the
county of .and State of ,herebv jointly
and severally covenant with the United States,
and guarantee, in case the foregoing bid of
? be accepted, that he or they will at once exe
cute the contract for the same, with good and
sufficient sureties, in a sum equal to the amount of
the contract, to furnish the articles proposed in
conformity with the terms of this advertisement,
dated July 14.18H4, under which the bid was made;
and, in cane the said shall fail to enter into
a contract as aforesaid, we guarantee to make
good the difference between the offer of the said
? and the next lowest responsible bidder, or
the person to whom the contract uiay be awarded.
? J Given under ouruands and .ssala
Witnesa: J this ?t- day of .186-.
[Seal. I
? - ? (Seal.)
To this guaranty must be appended the official
certificate above mentioned.
Each party obtaining a contract will be obliged
to enter into bonda, with approved sureties, for
the faithful execution of the same.
Upon the award being made, successful bidden
will be notified and furnished with forms uf con
tract and bond. , ?
The Department reterves the right to rejectany
or all the bids, if decUed unsatisfactory on any ac
cou n t. * ?
Proposals will be addressi-d to " Brigadier G*n?
ral fleorge D. Baiusay, Chief of Ordnance. Wash
ington. D. C.," and will be endorsed " Proposals
for Malleable Iron Cavalry Tritaunings.*
GEORGE D. RAMSAY. Bricadier general,
jy 16-eotd Chief of Ordnance.
pLBVELiND'S HINTS TO RIFLEMEN7
ans?e.ra on Musketr>, p
Instruction of Musketry: LoBdpn;
Thackeray'R Manual of Ritif, Finng; London.
Jacob's Kill? Practice. London.
Scoffern'a Prolectllp. Weapons of War; Load on
1 SttettheHie'R Shol 0un and Sporting Kltte; u
4?n. /? i <,i_, tAll _ iv . -Ill
vjtatk (JIaiid Book for Hythe-London. jj
'* Hartley'tvHan&y Mk fo?Kane Volunteers; IfOn
v, . ' ? ' '
P?rt 2;
n.
Jervia on Ihe Bid# London.
Wilcox's BWc aaa Ritle Practice.
Saunder'a Maauai '*f MoekftfylMtruction, Lon
Boek's Bifle anSPhotr' t? use it; London^.
WiU.?T. .J TAYUMt.
LOOK HOSPITAL.
OFFIC1 NO. T SOUTH FREDERICK STRUT
THE ONLY PHYSICIAN ADVERTISING
lu diaeovered the most Certain, Speedy, and
M?i$ ia%&s?01. ?
RrUef in Sim Hovrt / No Tn fling r
Persona Ruined by Ignorant Pretenders. or by
Deadly Poison. Mercurv. should apply
immediately.
A C UKB WARRANTED OR NO CHARGE
IN FROM ONE TO TWO fkAYS.
Weakness of the Back. Involuntary Dischargee,
Strictures, Affection* of the Kidneys and Bladder,
I to potency. General Debility. Nervousness, Dvs
pepsv. Languor, Low Spirits. Confision of Ideas,
Palpitation of the Heart. Timidity, Trembling,
Dimness of Si cut or Giddiness, Disease of the H?aa,
Throat, Nose, or Skin, Affections of the Lfrver,
Lungs, Stomach or Bowels?these Terrible Disor
ders arising from Solitary ilabits of Youth?the
P*?**T *nd solitary practices more fatal to their
victims than the song of 8yr?ns to the mariners ef
Blvssns. Miehtin* their most brilliant hopes of
anticipations, rendering marriage. Ac., imposai
Dl#e
YOUNO MEN
Tsp?ci*lly, who have become the>lctlma of Boll
taryVice.that A readful and destructive habit which
annually sweep* to an untimely grave thousands of
Young Men of the most exalted talent and brilliant
intellect .who might otherwise have entranced lis
tening Senates with the thunders ef eloquence or
waked to extacy the living lyre, may call with fall
confidence
TAKE PARTJCVLAR NOTICE.
These are some of the sad and melancholy effect*
produced by early habits of youth, ?i?: Weakness
of the Back and Limbs. Pain in the dead. Dimness
of Sisht. Loss of Muscular Power. Palpitation of
the Heart, Dyspepsia, Nervous Irritability. ?*
rsngement of the Digestive Functions, General
Debility.8vmptoins of Consumption, Ac.
Mi5TAt.iTr.?The fearful effect* ou the mind are
much to be dreaded?Loss of Memory. Confusion
of Ideas. Depression of Spirits. Rvil Forebodings,
Aversion to Society, Self-distrust, Love of Soli
tude, Timidity, Ac
MARRIAGE
Married Persons, or young m?n contemplating
marriage, aware of Physical Weakness, Organic
Debility, Wasting of the Organs, Deformities, Ac.,
should apply immediately.
He who places himself under the care of Dr. J,
may religiously confide in his honor as a gen
tleman, and confidently rely upon his skill as a
Physician.
ORGANIC WEAKNESS.TMPOTENCY IMPEDI
MENTS TO MARRIAGE
By Dr. Johnston's marvelous treatment. Weak
ness of the Organs is speedily cured, and full vigor
restored. Thousands of the most nervous, debili
tated and impotent, who had lost all hope, have
been immediately relieved. .
All impediments to marriage. Physical or Mental
Disqualifications. Loss of Procreative Power, Ner
vous Irritability. Tremblings, and Weakness, or
Exhaustion of the most fearful kind, speedily
cured.
DR. JOHNSON,
Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, Loo
don, Graduate from one of the moat eminent Col
leges in the United States, and the greater part of
whose life has been spent in the hospitals of Lon
don, Paris,Philadelphia and elsewhere,has effected
some of the moat astonishing cures that were ever
known; many troubled with ringing in the head
and ears when asleep,great nervouaness.be alarmed
at sudden sounds, bashfulness. with frequent
blushing, attended Sometimes with derangement
ef mind, were cured immediately.
YOUNO MEN
who have Injured themselves by a certain practice
indulged in when alone?a habit frequently learned
from evil companions, or at school, the effects of
which are nightly felt, even when asleep, and, if
not cured, renders marriage impossible, and de
stroys both mind and body, should apply iaiinedi
* ^feat a pity that a yeune man, the hope of hli
country and darling of nis parents, should be
snatched from all the prospects and enjoyments of
life by the consequence of deviation from the path
of nature and indulging in a certain secret habit.
Such persons must, before contemplating
MARRIAGE
reflect that a sound mind and body are the most
necessary requisites to promote connubial bappi
ness indeed. Without these the Journey through
life becomes a weary pilgrimage; the prespect
hourly darkens to the view: the mind becomes
shadowed with despair and filled with the melan
choly reflections that the happiness of another iS
blighted with our own.
DISEASES OF IMPRUDENCE.
When the misguided and imprudent votary of
pleasure finds he has imbibed the seeds of this pain
ful disease, it often happens that an ill timed sense
of shame or dread of discovery deters him from ap
plying to those whe, from education and respeata
bility can alone befriend him. He falls into the
hands of ignorant and designing pretenders, who,
incapable of curing, filch his pecuniary substance,
keep him trilling month after month, or as long as
the smallest fee can be obtained, and in despair
leave himwith ruined health tosigbover hia gall
ing disappointment; or, by the use of that deadly
poison. Mercury, hasten the constitutional symp
toms of this terrible disease, such as Affections of
the Head, Throat, Nose, Skin, etc., progressing
with frightful rapidity until death puts an end to
his dreadful sufferings by sending him to that un
discovered country from whose bourne no traveler
returns.
OFFICE T SOUTH FREDERICK STREET,
left hand side going from Baltimore street, a few
doors from the corner. Fail not to observe nams
and number.
??F"No letters received unless post-paid and con
taining a stamp to be used on the reply. Persona
writing should state age, and send portion ol ad
vertisement describing symptoms.
The Dr.'s Diploma hanes in Ms OJjItt.
INDORSEMENT OF THE PRESS.
The many thousand cured at this establishment
within the. last twenty years, and the numerous
important Surgical Operations performed by Dr.
Johnston, witnessed by the reporters of "The Sun"
and many other papers, notices of which have ap
peared again ana again before the public, besides
his standing as a gentleman of character and r?
aponsibility, ia a sufficient guarantee to the f
fiicted.
SKIN DISEASES SPEEDILY CURED
Ja 29-ly
gECRET DISEASES I SECRET DISEASES
SAMARITAN'S GIFT
SAMARITAN'S OlFTf
THE MOST CERTAIN REMEDY EVER USED
"Yea, A Positive Cure" for
GONORHCEA, GLEET, STRICTURES, *?
Contains no Mineral, no Balsam, no Mercury.
Only Ten Pillt to be Taken to Effect a Curt
They are entirely vegetable, having no smell nor
any unpleasant taste, and will not in any way in
jure the stomach or bowels of the most delicate.
Cures in from two to four days, and recent case*
in "twenty-fonr hours." Prepared by a graduate
of the University of Pennsylvania, one ofthe most
eminent Doctors and ChemistB of the present day.
SO KXPOSORK, SO TBOUBLK, NO CHANGS WHAT1T11,
Let those who have despaired of getting cured)
or who have been gorged with Balaam Oopavia, eg
Mercury, try the
SAMARITAN'S GIFT.
Sent by mail in a plain envelope.
Price?Male packages, $2. Female 99.
BLOOD! BLOOD 11 BLOOD II
SCROFULA, ULCMRa, SORES, SPOTS
TETTERS, SCALES, BOILS, SYPHILIS
OR VENEREAL DISEASES, tto.
SAMARITAN'S ROOT AND HERB JUICB
Is offered the public as a positive oars.
SYPHILIS OR VENEREAL DISEASES, the SA
MARITANS ROOT AND HERB JUICE, is the
most potent, certain and effectual remedy ever
prescribed; it reaches and eradicates every particle
of the venereal poison.so that thecure ia thorough
and permanent. Take then of this purifying reme
dy and be healed, and do not transmit to your pos
terity that for which you may repent ia after years
DO NOT DESPAIR I
Although you may be pronounced Incurable, the
SAMARITAN'S BOOT AND HERB JUICES
will remove every vestige of impurities from the
system, as well as all the bad effects of Mercury.
FEMALES I FEMALES 11
In many affections with which numbers of Fe
males suffer, the ROOT AND HERB JUICES is
most happily adapted, in Ulcerated Uterus, ia
Whites, in bearing down, Falling of the Womb
Debility, and forallcomplaintaincidenttotheaex.
8ent by express. Price (1 a bottle, or t bottles
for (6.
, SAMARITAN'S CHANCRB WASH.
Price 26 cents. Full directions.
DESMOND A CO., Box 161 Philadelphia Port
Office.
8old by 8. CALVERT FORD, corner ef 11th and
Pa. avenue.
HENRY COOK, Alexandria. mayS-tf
CONFIDE N T 1 A L.
OUNG MEN who have injured themselves by
certain secret habits which unfit them for buaineas,
pleasure, or the duties of married life; also middle
aged or old men, who, from the folliea of youth or
other causes, feel a debility in advance of their
years, before placing themselves under the treat
ment of any one, ahould first read "THE SECRET
FRIEND.'' Married Ladies will learn something
of importance by perusing "The 8ecret Friend."
Sent to any addreas, in a sealed envelope on re
ceipt of Tea Cents Address
Da. CHAS. A. STEWART A CO..
de 14-ly Boston, Mass.
leciuree nave oeen me means oi tmjiy<??"???
saring thousanda.and will be forwarded free on the
receipt of four ?tamps, by addreaaing Sierirory
?aris tan Cabinet of Anatom* mmd Medietas,
read way. New York tn lUr
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JL ent of Enslaad, and secured by the seals of the
Paris. a*d the Imperial
TriSwnarNoTl ^ectrial remedy for Relax
ation Spermatorrhoea. and Eihauatien ofthe Sys
tem Trfesmar No. I has entirely superseded Che
nauseous use of Coyavia, Cnbebs. Ac. Trieamar
No s ia the infallible remedy for all Imparities and
Secondary Symptom a. thua obviating the use of
mercury and another deleterious ingredients.
Bacn preparation is in the form of a moat agree
able Lcxeege. Secured from effects of elimate aM
eha??es of atm cay here. in tin cases, atM each, or
in oae for *9. and in ?l*aesa, thug
r, divided in separate doses as adminis
Vfipean, Wlej^nde, Roa*. Ac-v**.?
four fS
savn
Bleeeker Street, New Yorh.
To he had also of 8. 0. FORD, Net 990 Pa. aee.
corner 11th street. mar 9 3m*
f TNI TED STATES 8BRVICE MA0A2INX. FOR
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