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V?. XXIV.1 WASHINGTON. D. C., TUESDAY. AUGUST 9. 1864 N2. 8.571
f?IVlALK COHi'liAlNTC reoeite partielsr a?ten
I lion M Dr D*RB. 'rt Office. 49J
l^tw?en D sd.J PI T'.os- in n?-d of a eoofi
ad* to r cau be raited by calling on tin- an 6 im
PHI vaT* COM PLAINTS Ar? f.1!*1"
I*r*< nail* or by letter. a* "r W'tOOiO??*?
4W 7t*??ir.et, S-psrate room* for patiente. Uf
fiee open day ah1jii?t.t. aufilna
MA LI All ? aholia'h worLD RaSPBOTrCL^
l> ?noo,D.:? to l.er friends anlPoMIe
generally, that she is now titled P"'"5*"*?"*
?oim No. U4 9 0 street. b?tweea 4X and 8th ste ,
Inland, where she is prepared to r^ad", to ail who
Te*a?reit. the l*ast. tfreSent and Future. Being
an impressed medium. she ie able to ad?lse and
counsel with ssfety upon all matters: especially
Luainee* mailers; or in fact, anything or import
ance l adies 76 cents; Gentlemen f 1.16. Can be
consulted from 8 a. m. antil d p. m. an l-lw*
I7?XTR*OBDINART POWER.?Ara L SMITH,
j Clairvoyant and Test Medium, 2.VJ 4th street.
? few doors above I street, with the aid of spirits,
examinee all kinds of diseaees. sees your dead and
living friends; describes them, gets names; tells
rhsracter, read a the future. Advice about busi
ness. Sitting >2. Jy I81m#
QNLY FIFTEEN WEEKS IN AMERICA.
DR. BECHTINGER. formerly Stirgeon Vn
charge in the Austrian and Italian army, oo
cupled him??lf with the treatment of all kinds of
disaaMS. Partiaular attention given to Female
Di.eases and Private Diseases. Besides the knowl
edge of three old languages. he converses in Bug.
lion, French Italian. German, and SoajMah lan
guages. Bis ImveriaJ Commissions and his Diplo
mas from the most celebrated university of Europe
fcaoir In his office, No. 499 Seventh street. Dr.
BecbtiDgeris very tnneh encouraged tohaveduring
this very short time the patronage of the public or
Washington, as. among many others not pun
ished. the following certificates may be attested :
" This la to certify that I have been troubled for
the last three years witk a chronic disease, resist
ing all medieal treatment, and which through the
aid of Dr, Bechtioger: I have been perfectly cured.
?? Washington efty. 1st June. 1864. G. DONE."
?' Your treatmeut of my involuntary discharge
and your success in It, recommend ^ong^j j^g'
What Qerman newspaper, (Weker Columbia.)
**" After a long sickness my poor child became
dropsical, in which time I call to you,dearair. and
yon saved him. MASCON 4 R.
B street, No 2#.''
"I had tried all specifies, without any effect,
sgainut the chrenic lung disease of my eldest son,
until under your treatment be improved
"Maryland av. . 12th st. BIULLER. Painter."
All these and many other very difficult curea
ha*e been made by Ur. B. in the above specified
time Regular office hours from 9 to II a. m., and
4 to 0 p.m. For the poor and un/oTtunate posi
tively only from 11 to J2. Medicines without
ebsrge. No 499 Seventh street, opposite Odd
Fellows'Hall. Jr 5-lm*
Y RAILROAD FROM PHILADELPHIA FROM
WALNUT 8TRBBT PIBR.)?
\ 1A W EST JERSEY RAIL
At ? a. m., accommodation doe at 1^ a. m,
At K> a. m.. express due at IK P. m.
A t 4>? a m. express lue at 8 p. m.
Retnrniog. leave Cape May?
? am express due at 9X a. m.
11 46 accommodation due at 4X p. m.
H.l'1 p. m express dueatOTf p. m.
Through without chanire of cara or baggage.
New cars, and everything first-class.
)e2P 3m J. VAN RBN3SELABR, 8up*t.
BALTIMORE AND OHIO RAILROAD.
Od and after Sunday, June mh, 1864, Daily Trains
will be run between Washington and New York
and Washington and the West, as follows:
PVR PHILADELPHIA, NEW YORK AND
Leave Washington at 7 30 a.m., 11.15 a. in., and
8.9' p m. daily, except Sunday.
On 8unday at 8.30 p. m. only.
TOR BALTIMORE AND PHILADELPHIA.
Leave Washington at 3 p.m. dally, except Bun
passenger swill note that this train run i as far
as Philadelphia only.
FOR NEW YORK.
Leave Washington daily at 4.30 p.m. .
Thxs train ts/or New York passmferi sxeiancMy.
Leave Washington at 6.30 a. m., 11.15 a. na.,3p.
m.. 4.46p. m.. 7.20 p. m . and 8.30 p. m.,except 8un
(Js Sunday at 7.30 a. m.,3 P- and 8-30 p. n?,
FOR ALL PARTS OP THE WEST.
Leave Washington at6.30 a. m. and 3,4.49 and 8 JO
p m. daily, exrept Sunday.
On Sunday at 3 and 8.30 p. m
Tickets anld to all paints WBST, and barton
Leave Washington at 6.30 a. m. and 4.43 p. IB.
daily except Sunday.
No train for Annapolis on Sunday.
Trains leaving Washington at 7.3^ a. m. and
e.3n p m. go through to New York without tkanf
^Sleeping ears on 6 sn and 8.3" v.-m. trains.. Berths
can be secuied until fl p. m. daily at the ticket of
fice. After that hour they must be secured of tne
aleeping ear conductor. ... . .
The first and fifth trains stop at all way points.
The 3 p. m. train stops only at Bladensburg.
?ltsrille. Laurel. Annapolis Jnnction and Relay
louse da'ly, except Sunday.
On Bnnday it stows at all way point*.
Passengers will please observe that the 8 p.m.
train run* only a.? /a* aJ tbiladilphia daily, txctrt
Muivfm On Sunday it runs to Baltimortonly. Also,
that the 6 JO p. m. tram takts Ntw York taaenttrt
^Kor further informatton. tieketg of any kind,
ff r % apply to GBO. S. KOONTZ, ageut at Wash
inirton^or at the Tirket Office. , ..
* p SMITH, Master of Transportation.
L M. COLE. General Ticket Agent. je20 tf
^KBAT PBNNSYLVANIA RODTJ
NORTHWEST AND SOUTH^SfT.
ON All A?D AfTER NOVEMBER 1#TH
trains will leave Baltimore from the North Oal
yert Station as followa: ?
Harrilrurg1Accommodation: S.to p.' M*.
Lightulkig Expreas ? 9JO P. M.
TH* 6 10 A M. TRAIN FROM WASHINGTON
connects with thefl.20 a m. train from Baltimore
for Pittsburg and the West .and for Blmira, Buff
alo. Rochester, Dunkirk, danandaigoa, and Ni
agaraFalls, and for New York city.
TBI 7.90 P. M. TRAIN FROM WASHINGTON
eonneete with the B.30 p. m. train from BsJti
more for Blmlraand the Nerth and tittsbarg
Mid the West. ___
SLEEPING CARS ON NIGHT TRAINS.
ftoLDisas' Tioxira at GorgasMiaT Ratbi.
ONB THBOCGH TRAIN ON SUNDAY.
LOW FAR! AND QUICK TIMB.
?7-For tlekets and any information apply at the
aCce of the Great Pennsylvania Roata, aorner
Penn avenne and 6th street, under Natioaal Hotel
VfiBhinftOll ?. W. 1/UISAI1I%1,
Pass and Tieket Agent, eor. 6th at. and
^ 9 tf Penn. arena*.
^RBAL DISCOVERY IN DENTISTRY,
Tusk Extrtuttd without Ftim with th* MuhriU *J
1 would advise all persona having teeth to ex
tract to call at Dr. LEWIE'S offloe,,
and have them taken oat by this new J
and barmleae process. Also call aadv
examine the Doctor's new and im
method of Inserting Artificial Teeth. If
you once are the great improvement in his teeth
you will have them in no other style thaa this new
and valuable one. No. 444, Pa. areane, between
11*.b and Uth streets.
novlj 8. B. LBWIB, M. D.f Dentist.
MT E ? T id e
. LOOMiS, M. D.the Inventor and Patentee
of the MINBAaL PLaYb TBBTH.at- .
teade perseaally at his ottee in this J
etty Many parsons can wear theses
teeth who caanot wear others, and no
?areon caa wear others who eaanot wear these.
perooas callingat my office can beaeeommwdated
with aay atyie and price of Teeth they may desire,
hettf thoee whoarepartiealar and wish the purest,
^aeaiest, strongest, and most perfect denture that
arteaa proSaoe,the MINBRAL PLATE will
My war i an ted.
. in this city?No 339 Pennsylvania avenne
-j 9th and krth streets. Also, 907 Arch at?
IMPROVB YOUB BYB
l*lrt>t by the use of the oel-'? w.
rated Pbbbls and PeaiBOorio SraoTsoLiB.nni
versally ackaewledged as the beet for SraaaoTi
ss s'i UK Papaaaviaq the Impaired Bvesifht,
ecieutiftcally and correctly anited, by FRANKLIN
y4 4 Psanaylvania avenne, bet. Utk and 13th its.,
| 3*- Pennsylvania evenue.ander the Nation^
' FIELD GLA88BS. OPERA ?LASSE^, MICRO
BCOVRS. THBRMOMBTERB. STRR^OftOOPlS.
PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS, OABTBB DBVISITB,
Ac , in a great variety, and at the lowest prices.
IEUBON THB ATTACK. AND DEFENCE OF
> J out-posts; London
\ Letdy's Element* of Fortification; London.
h r Howard Dougla?sen Portiication; London.
Vauhan s First SysUm, hy Thos. Kimb. r; Lon
Th^ Modem System of Fortification,by Thomas
R imber; London.
Field Works, by Thos. Rimber; London.
Hyde's fortification: London.
] endy' Fortification. Londoa.
Mahan's Pi*ld Fortification.
? aoan ? i?:??
I- wane's Manual for Bngia*ers.
aa 3 mmu FBANOK TAYLOR.
! " Lis Malhenrs d'an amant heureau, 264.;
lhki.de ^PuJr^iL'Herttiere. ?o.; and man
ethe?. J ait import*. /jahqK TATLOB
??Y J. 0. McGUIRE *00.,Auctioneers.
CLIFTON. ON THE HEIGHTS OP GKORGB
TOWN, will be sold on the kith of Aanit out,
by J J . McGuire & Co., Auctioneers
1 am now authorized by a decree of th? Supreme
Court of thin District to Mil this beautiful resi
dence of the late Col. Bllet, and the tame will pos
itively be sold at motion on TUESDAY, the lath
day of August next, at S o'clock in the afternoon,
on tbe premises. For the information of those
who may not be familiar with Clifton, bnt who
may desire an attractive suburban residence, com
bining the advantages of city and country life. I
state ihat it is situated in theo?ntreof the healtn
fnl and celebrated Heights of Georgetown, and
contains about forty five as res of land, highly im
proved by the late proprietor, ani planted by him,
within the last six or Sf-ven years, with the choi
cest truit and ornamental trei-s, having an excel
lent dwelling heuie of nine or ten rooms, an over
seer's cottage detached, large barn, stables, ear
riage-house. and oiher appropriate out-buildings,
witngfod fences, nearly all of them new. It is
surrounded by the splendid r'sidencen of Tudor
Plsee, of Oea. Balleck, Mrs. fioyce, Mrs. Barber,
B. M. Linthieoaa, Esq., and others, and adWns on
the north the grounds attached to the residences
of Mr. Linthicumand Mrs. Boyee, and <s elevated,
commanding a view of all of them, as well as or
the oicturesque valley ef Rock Creek, the city of
Washington; the Heights of Arlington, aad the
Potomac river. The view of the city of Washing
ton, across the valley of Rock Creek, is exceed
ingly beautiful. It if within twenty minute*'
walk, ov*r a brick pavement three-fourfis of the
distance, of the railroad stieet cars runniog from
Georgetown to Washington. For salubrity, neigh
borhood, access to t?wn and city, and beauty of
situation, it is unsurpassed.
Vurchssers are invited to view it.
The terms of sale, as prescribed by the conrt, are
one third of the purchase money in cash, and the
residue at six, twelye. eighteen and twenty four
months from the day of sale, to be secured by the
Purchaser's bonds, with surety, bearing interest
rom tbe day of sale, and a lien on the premises,
and with power of resale in default of payment of
any of the deferred payments
Title perfect. It has passed under mv own ex
amination professionally, several times within the
last tfrrty-five years, on onange of ownership.
1' the terms are not complied with within live
days from the day of sale, the nroperty will be re
sod. on one week's notice in the National Intelli
gencer. at the cost and risk of the pwchaser.
Stamps, deeds, Ac., at the cost of tbe purchaser,
. w. R?DIN, Trustee.
Jy27-eoA.ds J. 0. MsGDIRK * CO., Aucta.
?<AL1 01 CONDEMN JID HORSES AND MULES.
Cknf Quartermafttr's Qfirt, Washinrton Depot, 1
^ Wa^hiwot0*. D. C? July 28 18^4 ?
Will be sold at publli auction, at the Corral#
near the Obsevva'ory in the city of Washington.
^ G?u<li?vyJ5PI!yi8"A*' August 10th, lS<a, ani
on WEDNESDAY. August 24, 1%M, a lot of
HORSES AND MULKS,
condemned as aiifitfor public service.
Terms cssh, m Government funds. *
Sale to commtnce at 10 o'clock a. m
D H. RUOKER,
Brig. Gen. and Chief Quartermaster,
Jy 28 d Depot af Washington.
Persons of sedentary habits troubled with weak
nees, lassitude, palpitation of the heart, lack o ^
appetite, distress after eating, torpid liver, con
stipation, Ac., deserve to suffer if they will not
try the celebrated
which arenowreoommended by the highest medi
cal authorities, and warranted to produce an im?
mediau beneficial effect. They are exceedingly
agreeable, perfectly pure, and must supercede all
other tonics where a healthy, gentle stimulant is
They purify, strengten and invigorate.
They create a healthy appetite.
They are &n antidote to a change of water and
They overcome effects of dissipation and late
They strengthen the system and enliven the
They prevent miasmatic and intermittent fevers.
They purify the breath and acidity of tbe
They cure Dyspepsia and Constipation,
They cure Diarrhea, Cholera, and Cholera
They cure Liver Complaint and Nervous Head
They make the weak strong, the languid bril
liant, and are exhausted nature's great restorer.
They are composed of the celebrated Calisaya
bark, wintergreen, sassafras, roots and herbs, all
preserved in perfectly pure St. Croix rum. For
particulars, see circulars and testimonials around
Beware of imposters. Examine every bottle.
See that it has D. 8. Barnes' signature on our pri
vate U. S. Stamp over the cork, with plantation
scene, and our firm signature on a fine steel plate
engraving on side lAbel. See that our bottle is uot
refilled with spurious and deleterious stuff. Wc defy
any person to match tbe taste or character of our
goods. Any person pretending to sell Plantation
Bitters by the gallon or in bulk, is an knposter.
We sell only in our log cabin bottle. Any person
imitating this bottle, or selling any other materia]
therein, whether called Plantation Bitters or net,
is a criminal under the U.S. Law, and will be so
prosecuted by us. We already have our eye on two
parties re-filling our bottles, & c? who will succeed
in getting themselves into close quarters. The
demand for Drake's Plantation Bitters from ladies,
clergymen, merchants, Ac., is perfectly incredible.
The simple trial of a bottle is the evidence we pre
sent of their worth and superiority. They are sold
by all respectable druggists, grocers, physicians,
hotels, saloon*, steamboats and country stores.
P. H. DRAKE A CO.,
aug 2-eo3n? 203 BROADWAY, N. Y.
JOBBPH REYNOLDS A 00,
FLVMBMM8, OAS, AND 8TBAM FITTERS,
No. 800 Niara BtaaaT,near avenue.
Have jut received, and will constantly keep oa
hand, tbe largest and b?st assortment In the city
of Chandeliers, Brackets. Drop Lights, Portables,
Glass Globes, mica and other Shades, and all arti
cles in this line, from the best establishments in
Hew York, Philadelphia, Ao., which Will b? sold
on the most reasonable terms.
Also, RANGES, V URN AO 18, and Tire-Board
We are prepared to furniah the beat RABGB ta
use anywhere, on very reaaouhle terms. Hotels,
Restaurants, its., are invited to call.
We do aU klnis of GAS and gfBAM fittings
?romptly and cheap, as also everything la tie
igau "lnnr-T - M WW. VVV
mHB FIB INSULAR CAMPAIGN AMD 1TB
MUSIC ^canterbury HALL,) AND
hal l (Canterbury hall, t theater
Near Corntr *J Sixth strut. Hear of Nat%0tuU and
Gsoma? L*A ,"...Proprietor.
W. E. Catamacbh ? Stage Manager.
CENTRE OF ATTRACTION.
ckn1-KK Q# attraction.
centre ok ArraAn*?oM
CRN TRK OF A'"",p *lOSr
CBNTHE UP ATTRACTION.
excelsior onE motto.
EXCBlSluR OCR motto.
excelsior OUR MOTTO
?ASTE AND ELEGANT entertainment.
A>S BL*?ANT ENTERTAINMENT
CHASTE AND ELEGANT ENTERTAINMENT.
Firtt appe&ranee of
MR. J. H. OGDEN,
MR. J. II. O'fDEN.
MR. J. H. OGDEN,
MR J. H. OGDBN!
MR J. U. OmDEN,
MR. J. H. OGDBN,
Mil. J. H. OGDKN,
MR J. H OGDEN,
MR. J. H. OGDEN,
MR, J. H. OGDEN.
Better known it the
Ravins JoBt r<?torn?d from Europe, will make bis
Brut appearance in Washington *t the Above Hall
Mr. Ogaen is, without any exception, the best and
MOST ORIGINAL delineator OF irish
Et CKNTRICITI ES IN AMERICA
MOST original DEI.INEAT?'R OF IRISH
ECfiBNTRlCITIKS IN AMERICA nlou
MOST ORIGINAL DELINEATOR OP IRISH
ECCKHTKICITIES IN AMERICA.
MOST ORIG NAL delineator OH IRISH
ECOENTFIClTlKft IN AMERICA
MOST original DELINEATOR OF IRISH
ECCENTRICITIES TN AMERICA.
First appearance of
The celebrated Characteristic Dancer and Maitre
de Ballet, who will appear with his
UNRIVALLED CORPS DE BALLET
unrivalled CORPS DE BALLET
UNRIVALLBD CORPS DE BALLET
TNRIVAI.LED CORPS DE BALLET
unrivallbd CORPS DE BALLET
In the Grand B&llet of
LA FETE D'ARAGON.
LA FETE D'ARAGON.
LA FETE D'ARAGON.
LA FETE D'ARAGON.
LA FETE D'ARAGON.
TUB QUEEN OF 80NG, MISS
SALLIE BUN DERLAND,
BAI LIE sunderland,
ELLA, MARY, 8ALLIE, AND LIZZIB,
In their Terptichore&n Feat*.
IN NEW ETHIOPIAN ECCENTRICITIES,
ENTIRE CHANGE OF PEOGEAMMR EVERY
POPULAR FAMILY MATINEE, .
On SATURDAY, at 2 P. M., when the Entire
Evening'* Entertainment* will be riven.
AdmiBsion.?Ltdie*, 20 cento; Children, U eenta.
holding dz wnwumk ?,. ' . .. a 8
Ticket* for sale at the principal Hotel* and
Door* ^o pea at 7 e'doeh; FUffKMMI U
Cottncix Pbocud'nos, August 8ta.?Board
tj Aldtntun The President being absent, the
v ice President (Mr. Turton,) called tbe board
Mr. Plant presented the petition of John
Gordon and others, (or tbe repair of a carb and
laying of a gutter on Cstreet, between 13thand
Mr. Canfield presented a communication
from D. E. Irving, and asked its reference to
tbe committee on police; and also a communi
cation from W. W. Kiroy, for which he asked
tbe fame reference, at the same time stating
tbat both communications were highly disre
spectful in their tone, and should meet with
the censure ol the Board of Aldermen. They
werenotsuch communications as should be
presented to the board, but, as they had been
sent to him, he thought they should be referred
to the committee on police.
Mr. Noyes presented a petition of Mrs. M. A.
Bannerman, asking that the Councils will take
some action looking to the abatement of the
embalmlcg establishment of Dr.Thos. Holmes,
which is adjoining her boarding house, and
which is a source of annoyance to herself and
ber boarders, on account of the stench arising
by reason of tbe embalming of dead bodies. It
is further requested that tbe matter be referred
to a special committee, and not to the Board of
Health, to whom such matters have been here
tofore referred and who appear to take no in
terest in the matter.
M r. Barr moved its reference to the committee
Mr. Lloyd said these embalming establish
ments had been complained of heretofore as
nuisances, and the matter bad been referred to
tbe Board of Health, who, however, bad appa
rently paid no attention to tbe matter. H?
thought it proper tbat th* matter should be
promptly attended to, and a special committee
could best do the work.
Mr. (Janfield said a previous complaint of
the same sort had been referred to the Secretary
of tbe Board of Health, and the committee on
police had been waiting in expectation that tbe
Secretary would take some action in regard to
Mr Noyes said that he was satisfied tbat
nothing conld be hoped from the Secretary of
tbe Board of Health in the correction of this or
any otber abuse. He knew that in the case of
a similar nuisance of the most ?tfensive char
acter tbe parties complaining bad been able to
get no relief through this official, whose whole
energies seemed to be absorbed in drawing his
salary. He believed the Secretary (who Is sup
posed to be the active officer of tbe Board) had
a theory tbat rotten bodies, market-house offal,
sunken building lots, (needing to be con
demned,) bone- boiling establishments, and hide
abd ottal packing establishments were all
rather salubrious than otherwise, and should
be encouraged within the city limits.
Mr. Lloyd said the health law was a nullity,
and the amount paid to tbe secretary of the
board, as salary, was so much money thrown
Mr. Barr withdrew his motion of reference,
and the motion for a special committee was
The chair appointed Messrs. Noyes, Mc
Catbran, and Barr, as the committee.
Mr. Lloyd, from the committee on finance,
returned the petition of Earnest Webt?er, for
relief, and asked to be discharged from its
further consideration ; so ordered. Also, from
the same committee, reported back the com
munication of Samuel Ktrbey, relative to the
jepair of alley in Square No. 431, and the
papers were, on motion, referred to the city
Mr. Barr, from the committee on police, re
ported favorably upon tbe nominations of the
following police magistrates, viz: S. Drury,
First Ward; T. G. Clayton, Second Ward; W.
Thompson, Third Ward; G. L. Giberson,
Fourth Ward; and B. W. Ferguson, Fifth
Ward, and they were confirmed.
Mr. Barr, from the same committee, also re
ported back tbe following nominations for po
lice constables, and they were confirmed, viz:
James Lvncb, Chief of Police; First Ward,
Hiineon Garrett: Fourth Ward, Maurice O'Con
nor and W. W. Kirby; Fifth Ward, James M.
Busher; Sixth Ward, Wm. H. Lusby; Seventh
Ward, George Hepburn.
The nomination for the Second and Third |
Wards were latd over for one week. j
Also, the same committee reported back the
following nominations for scavengers, and
they were confirmed, viz: First Ward, John
Cblsholmand John R. Fowler; Second Ward,
James O. Whitney and Michael Stahl; Third
Ward, Peter Schweitzer and Geo. Foesaght:
Fourth Ward, Joseph Glosbeck and Leonard
Simmerhaden; Fifth Ward, Dennis Nalley;
Sixth Ward, Andrew Burgess; and Seventh
Ward, Lewis Watson. i
On motion of Mr. Lewis, a commits of one
member from each Board was authorized to be
appointed to nrge upon Congress tbe necessity
of remedying the nuisances occasioned by the
Mr. Gulick, from asylum committee, report
ed favorably upon the nominations of Jas. N.
Callan for clerk to the commissioners and J.S.
Walfch for resident Btudent, and they were con
Mr. McCathran, from the committee onun- I
finished business, reported back the petition of
James B. Fry, to grade and gravel D street
south; bill to grade and gravel C street south,
from '2d to 4th east; bill to trim and gravel New
York avenue, from 15 th to 19th street west; pe
tition of John Baker and others, requesting the
repeal ol" th? pound law; and a letter from
Geo R. Wilton relative to committee on drain
age, and they were referred to the appropriate
committees. _ !
The following from the Board of Common
Council were referred, viz:?Bill for the relief
of the Franklin Fire Company; bill to take up
and relay tbe gutter on the north side of K.
street north, between 12th and 13th west; bill
to pave the carriage-way on F Btreet north,
from 7th to 14th west; bill to construct a brick
arch over the creek on North Capitol street,
Third Ward; bill to repair the gutter on the
south side of L street north, from 9th to 10th
streets west, Third Ward; bill to repair the
gutter on the east side of 10th street west, from
H to I north; bill to supply a deficiency in the
appropriation for laying a gutter across H
street north, on the east and west side of 7th
street east; bill to pay for extra work on the
new school-bouse in the Sixth Ward; bill to
improve square No. 677, and bill for support
of the public schools for the vear 1865.
On motion of Mr. Noyes, the Council bill to
lay gutters across 11th street west, at Virginia
avenue and C street south, was called up and
The bill to improve the sanitary condition
of tbe city was amended in Common Council
so as to appropriate S3,000 instead of 810,000,
and the amendment was concurred in.
Mr. Plant introduced a bill for a sewer on J
14th street west, from K street north to tbe ca-^
nai; and it was referred to committee on im
provements. Adjourned. !
Common Council.?The Board met at the
usual hour, and was called to order by the
President, Mr. Llovd. All the members pres
ent except Messrs. Edmonston, Stephens, Wil
son, Ward, and Walker. , j
A communication was received from the
Mayor enclosing a communication from Lieut.
Col. Oberteuffer, 2d Pennsylvania artillery,
calling attention to bis communication of May
last, in wbich he asked remuneration for dam- I
ages sustained by bis carriage being precipl- L
tated into an excavation for a sewer. Col. O.
claims in addition to the amount named in his
first petition (fl60) f20 for hire of vehicles
since he has been deprived of tbe use of his
Tbe Chair laid before the Board a petition of
Joseph Schaffleld, asking tbat he may be al
lowed to continue tbe manufacture of icecream
by steam. Beferred. |
Mr. Larner asked that the rules be suspend
ed to take up tbe bill for the paving the car
riage way of F street from the Board of Alder
The bill was taken up, and Mr. Larner moved
tbat tbe bill be amended so as to read from "7th
to 14tb streets," instead of 9tb street. j
Mr. Moore moved that 5th street be inserted.
Mr. Moore offered a resolution referring the
bill to the Corporation Attorney for his opinion
as to whether tbe Corporation can reeover the
amount from the property holders along said
street. . . _
A lengthy debate ensued, between Messrs.
Moore In favor and Larner and Peugh in oppo
sition to tbe adoption of the resolution; and it
was lost?yeas 6, nays 7.
Mr. Moore offered an additional section, pro
viding tbat tbe improvement shall not be made
unless the Mayor shall be satisfied that the cost
can be assessed on the property holders binding
on said street. Adopted.
The bill was read a third time and passed.
Mr. Moore called up tbe hill from the Alder- I
men to encourage volunteer enlistments; and I
It Was passed. . I
Tbe following bills, Ac., were introduced and I
referred-?By Mr. Owena?Increasing the com- |
I pPBfation of mttmbers of the Councils to 95 per
I provided the untal compensation does
I t,. *<50 per annnm By Mr Lam*r?
I - j".,on ot Torrey; bill to set curbstone
and lay pavement on west aide of 9tb street
west, from N to O streets. By Mr. Moore?
l Papers in relation to assessment for sewer in
square 431; communication of J. J. Pe&bodv.
I latecbief Engineer of Fire Department, making
ln re?ar<1 the Fire Department;
I prints? <-'ommLS8loners, and ordered to be
fcMr-P*abo<ly argues tbat the commissioners
l sncnld be men of some experience as firemen,
so as to know the wants of a Are department,
I both as to the appar&tos and location of engine
houses for the general good. He thinks that
j the salary of the Chief Engineer (SI.200) should
not he reduced, and that that officer should b-?
I a firm, active, and determined man. The
commissioners propose to reduce the foremen's
I ?a,?rle,? and allow them to engage in other
J business, of which Mr. P sees no advantage
j except tbat it is to give the place te particular
men. and he names the following active and
1 efficient firemen who applied for the places
and agreed to give their undivided attention to
their dnties: Thompson and Stroble, of the
I Perseverance; Maddoz. of the Franklin ; Bur
I gees, of the Anacoatia; Lowe and Tuit, of the
Columbia. He suggests tbat the positions be
I given to those, and, if men of sufficient ln'el
I llgence cannot be found, reduce the foremen's
salaries and appoint an assistant engineer, or
I increase the salaries so as to command the
services of good men. They wish to reduce
the tillerman's salary, and allow him to en
j gage in other business, when it was as impor
tant that the tillerman should be at the bouse
as the hostler. He sees no objection to the ih
I crease of salary, but there is no ueu sity to
J increase the salary of the sfc am engineers, as
by the time the engines arrived it will be fonnd
difficult to get good men at the Increased rates,
as the wages are advancing daily.
In relation to the addition of another hook
and ladder company, he says it wilt only add
an annual expense of *2,000, without being of
any benefit. There is no necessity for an in
crease of the number of companies, if they
were properly located, which, he says, Is not
the case. One engine should be located near
the Capitol, another near the Post Office (and
the hook and ladder should be honsed with
this one), and the third near the corner of New
York a>enne and 15th street. If this were the
arrangement, one engine and the truck would
be ready to work in any part of the city in ten
minutes, and ln the heart of the city, where
nine-tenths of the fires occur, they will be readv
to go to work in flv; minutes. [Mr. Peabody's
arrangement would leave all that large por
tion of the city south of the canal "out in the
cold" altogether, and the allegation that by
this location ot engines any part of the city
I can be reached and the engine feady to be
worked ln ten minntes, is the greatest absurdi
ty imaginable.?Ed ] It is a mistaken idea
abont pulling,down buildings when they are
on fire, and this means should be applied only
when all others tail. He is confident that,
with proper management of the department, if
the engines are located properly and the tele
graph in good working order, In nine cases oat
out of ten the fire will not get out of the build
ing in which it originates.
Mr Peabody says that the absence of fire
companies at the fire in the Sixth Ward on the
2itn of Jnly, was owing to the old department
having been abolished before the new one was
organized, which was the fault of the Mayor
and Commissioners, as th?r had ample time
to put it in operation without the steam-en
gines, and it would have been more efficient
than the old department.
The following were introduced and passed:
By Mr. learner?to construct a sewer on 11th
street, from K street to the canal; By Mr.
Marche?resolution for the protection of the
reporters, by erecting a mosanito bar to keep
flies from falling on the" table. [During
the sessions of the board the gnats and other
Insects attracted by the glare of the great chan
delier, fall upon the reporters' table in almost
1 he following bills were reported and passed:
By Mr. Ferguson, (ways and means.)?In
creasing tbe compensation of the members or
the Council to S5 per meeting, providing the
salary shall not exceed #250. By Mr. Larner,
(improvements)?Aldermen's bill to grade and
gravel K street Eouth, lrom 3d to 7th street
west, with an amendment; which was con
curred in; to grade and gravel K street south,
from 4th Btreet east to the canal; for the erec
tion of a hors?rack on the northern side of the
Northern Market-house; substitute for Aider
man bill to set curb and pave footway on the
north and south side of G street north, from
9tn to 10th streets west.
Mr. Kelly (claims) reported bill to regulate
the weight and sale of hay, oats, straw, tic.,
increasing the rates now allowed to the weigh
ers; laid over to the next meeting.
Mr. Wright (fire department) reported sub
stitute for Aldermen's bill providing for the
appointment of certain officers?for fire and
police telegraph superintendent, two opera
tors, line repairer and battery?one half the
expense to be paid by the commissioners of
I Mr. Ferguson offered a resolution of respect
to the memory of Robert T. Knight, Esq.. late
a member of the board from the Fifh Ward:
which was passed; and in respect to the mem
ory of the deceasea the board adjourned.
The announcement from New Orleans that
Admiral Farragut had succeeded in passing
the guardian forts at the entrance of Mobile
bay and the subsequent doubts thrown upon
the accuracy of the dispatches, have had the
effect ef concentrating public attention upon a
point which has been invested with consider
able interest since the commencement of the
war, but which is now looming np into special
importance as the prospea'ive scene of one of
I the most exciting episodes of ocr combined
naval and military strife.
Mobile is situated^ on the western side ot
Mobile river immediately above its entrance
into the bay, and about3U miles from theQulf.
There are two passages between the Bay and
I the Gulf of Mexico, the main channel between
the long sandy peninsula called Mobile Point,
[ and Dauphin Island, whlcji is about three
miles in width, and an onUet called Grant's
Pass, north ofDanphin Island, communicating
with Mississippi sound. The apex of Mo
bile point is the site of Fort Morgan, a
I work constructed by the United States Gov
ernment upon the site of the old Fort Bowyer
st an expense of ft,250,000. It mounts
one hundred and thirty-six guns, two tiers in
casemates, and one en barbrtte. Situated on the
, right side of the entrance from the bay it com
mands both the middle channel and the swash
channel between the point and an outlying
island called Sand Island. Upon the left side
of the main channel, on Dauphin's Island, is
Fort Gaines, a casemated work mounting more
than fifty guiis. To assist these defenses ft is
said thai there are long lines of water batteries,
and a series of earthworks or sand batteries,
one of which, Fort Powell, at Grant s Pass,
mounts twelve guns. The harbor is filled with
obstructions of the most formidable character,
not easily passed or removed, andisaisopiant- j
ed with torpedoes. The Rebel flotilla, under
the command of Admiral Buchanan, consists
of twelve vessels, including four iron-clads
and mounting fifty guns. ,
To oppose these heavy fortifications, rams,
and gunboats, Admiral Farragut has for some
. time past been collecting a fleet, which, in point
of^numbers and the character of the ordnance,
is superior to any squadron yet employed upon
onr coast. There are nine screw sloops, the
Hartford, (flagship,) Richmond, Brooklyn,
Monongahela, Lackawadua, Galena, Oneida,
Osslpee, and Genesee; four Mississippi iron- I
clsds; four iron-claa turreted monitors, the I
Winnebago, Chickasaw, Tecumseh, and Man. I
hattan; four double-enders, the Metacomet, I
Sebago, Port Royal, and Uonemaugh: six I
screw gunboats, the Kennebec, Penola, Pens- I
bina, Penguin, Itasca, and Tennessee; and five
tugs, each mounting two guns; in all, thirty. |
two vessels, carrying two nundred and thirty- I
one guns.. Some of these vessels have been on
blockading duty, and inconsequence of their I
efficiency Mobile has been converted from a I
seaport town into an inland town. Had it not |
been for General Banks' misfortune at Red I
River, requiring for his relief and extrication
the aid of the army Intended to co-operate with I
Farragut, these vessels would long ago have I
accomplished a more important mission than I
that or guarding the harbor. Some of them I
were temporarily withdrawn to meet immedl. I
ate requirements in Virginia, bat now thM
they have returned and have united to form I
one of the finest squadrons that ever floated I
weiahall soon have evidenoe that the long dre
jected attaak on Mobile was only delayed, not
abandoned. The troops that have returned to
New Orleans, General Oanby can ri'"natcti to I
Mobile in sixteen hours I
Great as were the impediments at New Or
leans, if theaocounts received are oorfeot, they
are surpassed in difficulty and magnitude by
the defences ot Mobile. At the time Farragut I
succeeded la passing Forte Philip and Jack- I
son* ?????? M encountered the VreMt atrtrm
of shot a?d shell ewf Ivewn. ft wonld have
fcnn drrort impossibTp to approach Mobile by
water la tM face of tM eooverging rtrr ol one
hundred and six'yfonrcuns irom Morgan and
tl slues. Tbe tack essayed at Nhw Orleans
wasdeerrwd utterly imiirai-no<bl* and a?p*.
lefs, Vut the Intrepid commander of th? expe.
diliOQ. in rpi e of .oris, goaivaf-s rams and
ttre-tbips, accomplished the hrtlliaat aad mr
iremorhble tout, and tdoored bto victorious
fl?et at tbe wharves of tbe city. Hut what hu
man ecnrage, unbending det ?rnrnation and
naval akill can do once they can repeat; aad
aliboagb tbe Impediment* in tbe present In
stance maybe more formidable than in the
previous case, the preparations hare been
more elaborate and the armamentaria have
heen conespondlngly enlarged and etrength
ened. Moteover, a larce portion of u>e oOctn
ar-d crew* weie reasoned to battle in that Wr
rible conflict. and bring with them the ripened
experience of that p*ruuiw&Uou.? BtnLurmrrc
A PrtFBra Bim.-Tm Wheeling Iateiu
gencer says that o. Kviaay .yening iaei there
waa mnch Tl Vd Ufhtuin*. Altera pa.Uca
larly terrible Rash, persons who happened to
be passing along the pike east of tt>? cue ea
perienced a stioag blast of snlpbar which
swept down tbe Wheeling creeh valley, and
was almost stifling. The ??irs from heaven"
brought what people were induced tosnppoa*
were blasts frcm tne regions of Old Harry, it
is supposed that seme of tb? numerom coal
beds along tbe valley had b<*eu disturbed by
the electric fluid
>0* A new spider baa b> en discovered at the
Ararat diggings, in Australia. It la about half
tbe sl/e of tbe common tarantula, ?nd is banded
longitudinally with alternate stripes of vry
dark green and gray. Tbe back la furnished
with a kind ol shell, to whi.h there are fifty
entrances, from which y<Min" snider* mar b?
seen lei virg and again returning after a short
GREAT CENTRAL MUSIC HALL. Public Her^
eniidt- at every Hotel each Evening The coolest
l?.r *mtr'c?- The Wrest Drama that hasex
?J 5f? *b* entire country ,8tory of Hearts and Crimes
7 ? til r?* W'r4?A'?lll?<"l!N'Or' Prom the Al
rw5??? o25 T?ble- Govern ne?t Clerks,
Officers. Soldiers, Work luen of tbe Arsenal, Work
men et the Navy Yard. Firemen, and a'l our ?ash
1 on able Ladies should see this Great Local Piee#
o il .?a". Entertainments I Music!
Pinking, and Dancinr. Lovtlv Ladies The Great
JJpuMe hhu*! Our Three Troupes will appear
We.fne^day and Saturda* afternoons. Orano Day
light Performance. All our fashionable Ladies
present' A'l the Departmental Men preeeot! R?tel
Ouestsallen hand. THE BELl.Eor WASHING
TON : Or, From the Aitar to the Dissecting Table
Admission, 25 and BO cents; Private B?xee, ?5.
PIO N1CS, EXCLJR8IONS, Ac.
C^BAND EXrrPSION of r.ORSTTCH MCTRO
I DI8 r CHURCH to PORT WASHINGTON.
rounding hy Mi Vernon.
On WEDNESDAY, Ifith of Augugast.
The THOU AS COLLYER will ln?r? 7th street
wharf at 9 a. m., and Alexandria at
lo a.m. A splendid hand engaged.!
No improper person allowed on'
Tickets, ONE DOLLAR; Chlldrea nndsr 13 years.
half price. H?
j^JEET ME BY MOONLIGHT?
NO PAPSE8 bllQCIRED.
will make a
GRAND MOONLIGHT EYCURSION
THURSDAY, AUGUST 11,
*th street wharf at 5 o'clock p. m.
TICKETS ONE DOLLAR. Por passage apply go
Refreshments served on board and at tbe Pa
T-is excurMonwi'l he under the pers inal super
vision of WM B. DONALDSON, so well aod^a
vorably known to the p'easure seekers of Wash
ington and Vicinity.
A splendid Brass and Cotill-n Baud w'H accom
pany tbe Excursion to eul.ve i them on their tour
of pleasure. a* 9 It
FOURTH GRAND APTERNOO* AND IVEN
r-n n ? G NIC (!F, TJ}K A'NDER30N g\
viiUB will be given at L'tefler s 3#
WA SHINH TON CITY (i ARDEN. M
on New York avenue, between 1st and SdudA
WEDNESDAY, Acqdst 10, 1854.
The members pledge themselves t.> spare no
pains or expense to make this one of the best pic
nics of the season.
Doors open at i o'clock. To commenee at ?>;
o clock. au 8 3t?
A GRAND COLORED UNION BASK1T PICNIC
/l. will be aiven at as
BERRY'S WOODS, S
near Glenwnod Cemetery, on
WEDNEBDAY, AUflURT 10.
Philharmonic Brass Basd w>U be in attendance
at 11 o'clock
N.B. No person will be admitted upon the
grounds without a ticket. Also, should th? wea
ther prove unfavorable, it will be postponed until
the next day
Coaches will run from the corner of 14th and I
sts. apd corner 4th and L sts. an 8-Jt*
J^XTRAORDINARY COMBINATION !
MUSIC ! DANCING PIR1W0RKS 1
SUPPER AND THE flRE KING, A
GRAND FRENCH AND ITALIAN
Will be given at Jueneman'n Garden, corner ol
4th and E stree's, Capitol Hill, Washington City,
August 11,18t>4. Admission 5 > cents.
Committee uf Arrangements.
A. Merle, A. Xorra.
j-'^ssfosses, P. Vermeren,
8. Velatl. au 6 lw*
O EMEMBER THE INDEP1NDENT SOCIALS'
Fta^T ISMV8RSAHY, ^
AND SECOND GRAND A KTIRNOON AND
4 v , EVKNINH wc-nic,
to be elven at tbe _
WASHINGTON PARK, Seventh street?
WEDNEBDAY, August 10,1W1.
The members take great p easure in announcing
to their iriends and patrons that they will cele
brate that day, and respectfully invite all who wish
to snend an evening or plea?ure to be present on
that occasion. The Committee will spare no paing
In making this the number one of the s-ason.
Tl' kets, Pifty Cents, admitting Gentleman and
? ? ? . Committee. ?
R. B. Reed, J. W. Hunter,
W. H.Osborn, J. Healy,
T. E. Clark, J. Montgomery,
M. W. Leese, J.Gatto,
C.W.Brown, C.I King,
G. W Gladmon, C W. Tenley,
8. H. Stewart, K. A. Holtzman. aud lw*
^GENTS JOB THE Q UOTAOP THE DISTRICT.
N. H. MILLER & CO.,
No. 511 Ninth street west, near Pennsylvania av.
t.BNTY-FIVE m?n for the army, as REP
RESENT A1IV C8 for those iiabl* to the DRAFr,
AT TUB hi OS i* REASONABLE PRIO0S
N. B ?Runners liberally dealt with. Exemption
papers prepared, witu dispatch, by
N. H MILLER,
an 8 3w* Justice of the Peace.
UNNERS Bringing men to my office will be
jpaid the highest price lor good men, either for
the Army er Navy. ?
GEO. H. CA'SIUY.
Recruiting Ageht for District of Columbia,
446 8th street,between
au l-2w* Penn avenue and D street.
. . ^ v 80B8TITUTBSUI
Having been appointed by the Mayor of the city
of Washin?P>n the only authorlred agent in the
District of Columbia to procure substitutes and re
cruils to fill the auota of the District, personn
wishing substitutes, by depositing their inon?r
with the Mayor of Washington, will be supplied
with good men at once.
w w ? GEO. H\ CA8SIDY,
44G 8th st.. between Pa. avs. and S st,
au 1-tw* [Ohron. A Rep.}
CjUBSTITUTES.w-Bnbstitutes bought and sold.
?3 Enrolled citiiens bad better apply at 183 I
St., between 9>th aad Ust, before engaging a sub.
elsewhere. Will be furnished at the cheapest
rates. j, ?-lm?
G. O. SMITH'S
Wild Cherry Tonic Bitters.
TONIC - A8TRINGEN T -* AROMATIC - DI8I? *
Ask your Druggist and ?roeer for It.
IT WILL CURE
Ague and Fever,
Liver Complaint, Jaunaioe.
The Xllxlr of lift for the Aged. Will give Health
?nd Beauty to the Young.
This ProphyUsUe should ha la every Sunny at
this season of the year, as this delicious beverage
ean be ased without the deleterioas offsets ?
Liquors. ? SMITH * MORRISON,