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THE DAILY REPUBLIC.
JOHN O SARGK.NT, EDITOR. PUBL1NH Kl) HY GIDEON < O. TERMS. The Dah.v Repcbi.ic will be furnished by carriers to subscribers in Washington and itb vicinity lbr twelve and a half cents per week. To mail subscribers, per annum $5 DO Advertisements inserted at the lowest rates. OFFICE OF THE REPUBLIC. ninth street, n f. a r p e n n s v i. v a n i a a v i", n u e , WASHINGTON, l> (' By the President of the United States. IN pursuance of law, I, FRANKLIN PIERCE, President of the United States of America, do hereby declare and make known that public sales will be held at the undermentioned land offices in the State of Wisconsin, at the periods hereinafter designated, to wit: At the land office at WILLOW IUVER, commencing on Monday, the third day of October next, for the disposal of the public lands situated in the following named townships, viz : North of the base line and toetl of the fourth principal meridian. Townships thirty two, thirty three, thirty four, thirty five, and thirty six, of range five. Townships thirty one, thirty two, thirty three, thirty four, thirty five, and thirty six, of range six. mmgammm ihwnmiiibphii i JlH!wi.ii .bji ?. ? ? - * i ' " 4 jifllR* ** * Wi)t Jtoilg iltpnWic Vol. V. WASHINGTON: WEDNESDAY .HORNING, JULY f> 18 53. No I. iuwiiBuips iinriy uiic, villi \y vwu( vmi vjr wnot, thirty lour, and thirty five, of range seven. Townships thirty one, thirty two, thirty three, j and thirty four, of range eightTownships thirty one, thirty two, and thirty three, of range nine. Townships thirty one, thirty two, thirty tiiree, and thirty four, of range sixteen. Townships thirty three and thirty four, of range seventeen. At the land offibe at MENASHA, commencing on Monday, the tenth day of October next, lor the disposal of the public lands within the undermentioned townships and parts of townships, to wit: North of the base line and east of the fourth ptinci pal meridian. Townships twenty five and twenty six, of range twelve. Fractional township twenty one, west of Wolf river, and townships twenty four, twenty five, and twenty six, of range thirteen; Fractional townships twenty one and twenty two,#2st of Wolf river and Bayou, and townships three, twenty four, twenty five, and twenty six, of range fourteen. I Fractional township twenty two, west of Wolf river, townships twenty three and twenty four, and fractional townships twenty five and twenty six, w?st of Wolf river, of range fifteen. Fractional townships twenty two, twenty three, twenty four, and twenty six, west of Wolf river, I VI 1 dllj^O DJAICCUAt the land office at LA CROSSE, commencing on Monday, tbe seventeenth clay of October next, for tbe disposal of tbe public lands within tbe following named townships, to wit: North of the bate line and west of the fourth principal meridian. Townships twenty and twenty one, of range one. Townships seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenI ly, and twenty one, of range two. ^ i Townships twenty one and twenty two, of range eleven. Townships twenty one and twenty two, of range twelve. Townships twenty one and twenty two, of range ; I thirteen. North of the base line and east of the fourth principal meridian. Townships twenty one, twenty two, twenty three, and twenty (our, of range one. Township twenty one, of range two. At the land office at STEVENS'S POINT, commencing on Monday, the twenty fourth day of October next, for the disposal of the public lands situated in the following townships and parts of townships, to wit: North of the bate line and east of the fourth prtncipal meridian. Township twenty six, of range four. Township twenty six, of range live. Sections three to ten, fifteen to twenty two, and twenty six to thirty five, in township twenty six; township twenty seven, (except sections thirteen, twenty four, twenty five, thirty live, and thirty six,) and townships twenty eight, twentgr nine, ttuu IU1IIJ) ui mugc DiA. Sections one, two, eleveu to fourteen, twenty three to twenty five, and thirty six, in township twenty six; sections thirteen, twenty four, twenty five, thirty five, and thirty six, in township twenty seven; sections five to eight, seventeen to twenty, thirty, and thirty one, in township twenty eight; township twenty nine, (except sections twen ty five to twenty eight, and thirty three to thirty six,) and township thirty, of range seven. Sections one to five, eight to fifteen, twenty two to twenty seven, thirty five and thirty six, in township twenty four; township twenty jive, (except sections six, seven, eighteen, nineteen, thirty, and thirty one;) township twenty six; townships twenty seven, (except section six,) twenty fight, (except sections six, seven, eighteen, nineteen, thirty, and thirty one;) and townships twenty nine and thirty, of range eight. Townships twenty five and twenty six, of range nine. Township twenty six, of ratijrc eleven. . At the land ollico at JMIJxbkal, runxi , commencing on Monday, the second day of January next, for the disposal of the following, being re siduary tracts of the reserved lead mineral lands, which were not included in the proclamations of the 20th November, 1846, and 2Stb April, 1851, to be sold under the act of Congress entitled "An act to authorize the President of the United States to sell the reserved mineral lands in the Slates of Illinois and Arkansas, and Territories of Wisconsin and Iowa, supposed to contain lead ore," approved July 11, 1846, to wit: North of the bate line and east of the fourth principal meridian. The west half and northeast quarter of the southwest quarter, the northeast quarter of the northwest quarter, and the southeast quarter of the southeast quarter of section one; the east half of the northwest quarter, the southeast quarter, the west half of the southwest quarter, and the southwest quarter of the northeast quarter of twelve; and the northeast quarter, and north half of southwest quarter of twenty nine, in township one; the northeast quarter of section thirteen, in township two; the west half of the northwest quarter of section eleven, in township three; the east half of the southeast quarter of section twenty live, and the east half ot the southwest quarter of thirty six, in township Jive, of range one. The west half and northeast quarter of the north west quarter, the east half of the northeast quarter, and the east half of the southeast quarter of section two,in township two, of range two. ' The cast halt ol the northeast quarter, anti we northeast quarter of the southeast quarter of section four, in towntllip two, and the northwest quarter of the northwest quarter of section five, in township three, of range three. The east half of the northwest quarter, the northwest quarter of the northeast quarter, and the east half of the southwest quarter of section thirty, in township four; and the west half of the northwest quarter of section thirty five, in township five, of range four. fforth of the base line and west of the fourth principal meridian. The west half of the northwest quarter of section three, in township two; the east half of the northwest quarter, and the southeast quarter of the northeast quarter of four; the west half of the southeast quarter of sis; the southeast quarter of the southeast quarter of twenty seven, and the southeast quarter of the northwest quarter of thirty four, in township three, of range one. The northwest quarter of section ten, and the west hall of the southeast quarter of thirty, in township three, of range two. AttheSAME PLACE, commencing on Monday, the third day of October next, for the disposal of the public lands within the following sections, and parts of sections, to wit; North of the base line and west of the fourth principal meridian. Section one, the east half and southwest quarter, the west half of the northwest quarter, and the northeast quarter of the northwest quarter of ten, in township nine; and the east hall ot the southwest quarter of section twenty six; the west hall pf twenty-seven; the east half of twenty; eight, \ I and the north half of thirty five, in township ten, of range live. Laud* appropriated by law for the use of schools, military and other purpoees, together with "those swamp and overflowed lauds, made unfit thereby ! for cultivation," if any, granted to the State by the act entitled "An act to enable the State oi Arkansas and other States to reclaim the 'swamp lands' within their limits," approved September 28, 1850, will be excluded from the sales. In accordance with the provisions of the act of Ilth July, 1846, hereinbefore referred to, preemption claims will not be allowed to any of the above-mentioned lead mineral tracts to be offered at Mineral Point, until after they have been offered at public sale, and become subject to private en try. And these tracts will be sold in such legal subdivisions as will include the mine or mines at not less than two dollars and fifty cents per acre; and if not sold at the public sale at such price, nor shall be entered at private sale within twelve months thereafter, the same shall be subject to sale as other lands. The offering of the above lands will be commenced on the days appointed, and will proceed in the order in which they are advertised until the whole shall have been offered, and the sales thus closed; but no sale shall be kept open longer than two weeks, and no private entry of any of the lands will be admitted until after the expiration of the two weeks. Given under my hand, at the city of Washington, this twenty-first day of Juno, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and fifty three. FRANKLIN PIERCE. By the President: John Wilson, Commissioner of the General Land Office. NOTICE TO PRE-EMPTION CLAIMANTS. Every person entitled to the right of pre-emp tion to any of the lands within the townships and parts of townships above enumerated, is required to establish the same to the satisfaction of the register and receiver of the proper land office, and make payment therefor as soon a* practicable after seeing this notice, and before the day appointed for the commencement of the public sale of the lands embracing the tract claimed, otherwise such claim will be forfeited. JOHN WILSON, Commissioner of the General Land Office. June 23?1 aw]3w BRILLIANT SCHEMES To be drawn at Wilmington, Delaware, in the month of July, 1853. GREGORY & MAURY, MANAGERS. $51,000! Lottery for the benefit of the STATE OF DELAWARE, Class 157, for 1853. To be drawn at Wilmington, Del., on Saturday, July 9, 1853. 78 Numbers?14 Drawn Ballots. BRILLIANT SCHEME. 1 prize of $51,000 1 do 20,464 5 prizes of 8,500 6 do 1,500 100 do 1,300 251 do 300 Arc. Srr.. &C. Tickets $15?Halves $7 50?Quarters $3 75? Eighths $1 87j. Certificates of packages of 26 wholes $ 180 00 Do do of26 halves 90 00 Do do of 26 quarters.... 45 00 Do do of26eighthB 22 50 140,000! Lottery for the benefit of the STATE OF DELAWARE, Class 163, for 1853. To be drawn at Wilmington, Del., on Saturday, July 16, 1853. 78 Number Lottery?13 Drawn Ballots. SPLENDID L07TERY. 1 prize of. ..$40,000 1 do 20,000 1 do 10,000 1 do 10,000 1 do 7,000 1 do 4,300 50 prizes of. 1,000 50 do 500 50 do _ 400 130 do 200 &c. &c. &c. Tickets $10?Halves $5?Quarters $2 50. Certificates of packages of 26 wholetickets $140 00 Do do of 26 half do 70 00 Do do of 26 quarter do 35 00 $65,000! Lottery for the benefit of the STATE OF DELAWARE, Class G, for 1853, rtmoin nt Wilminfftnn. Dplnwnrn. on Saturdav. July*23,~1853. ' : 76 Number Lottery?12 Drawn Ballots. MAGNIFICENT SCHEME. 1 splendid capital of $66,000 1 splendid prizo of 30,000 1 do . 20,000 1 do .. 15,000 1 do 12,000 1 prize of. ... 8,000 1 do 7,000 1 do 6,000 1 do . 3,940 60 prizes of 2,000 50 do .. 1,000 111 do 500 &c. &c. &c. Whole tickets $20?Halves $10?Quarters $6? Eighths $2 60. Certificates of package 26 whole tickets.. $270 00 Do do 25 half . 135 00 Do do 25 quarters .... 67 50 Do do 25 eighths 33 75 $37,000. Lottery for the benefit of the STATE OF DELAWARE. Class 174, for 1853. To be drawn at Wilmington, Del., onSaturday, July 3D, 1853. 14 drawn numbers out of 78. BRILLIANT SCHEME. 1 prize of $37,000 1 do 16,000 1 do . 10.0(H) 1 do . .... 7,000 1 do 6,000 1 do 4,000 1 do 3,000 30 prizes of. 1,000 30 do 500 40 do 300 257 do 200 &c. &c. &c. Tickets $10?Halves $5?Quarters $250? Certificates of packages of 26 whole tick's $130 00 Do do of 26 half do 65 00 Do do of 26 quarter do 32 60 Orders for Tickets and Shares and Certificates of Packages in the above Splendid Lotteries will ?? a n nri nn nr. receive me mom (jiuiiijo ? ? count of each drawing1 will be sent immediately after it is over to all who order from me. Address P. J. BUCKEY, Agent, June 22 Wilmington, Delaware. RANKE'B CIVIL WARS AND MONARCHY IN FRANCE in the 16th and 17th centuries; a History of France during that Period. 1 vol. The Life and Letters of Doctor Olin, late President of the Wesley an University. 2 vols, r For eale at TAYLOR A MAURY'S , June 22 Bookstore, near 9th st. NftD IJork 2Utocrti0emrnt0. TUB LARGEST SILK, RIBBON, AND TRIMMING HOU8B IN NEW YOKK. THOMAS O. STEARNS, Importer and Jobber of Silks, Millinery, and Kanvy Goods, 162 Broadway, New York, HAS now in store and is daily receiving and offering at the lowest prices, a complete assortment of goods in his line, embracing all tbe various styles and designs,consistingof Black and Fancy Silks, Marcelines, Florences, Shawls, Trimmings, Bonnet Ribbons, Taffeta and Satin Ribbons, Drees Trimmings of all kinds, French and English Crapes, Crape Lisses, Silk Cravals, Embroideries, Gloves of all kinds, Silk Lace Mite, Bareges, Laces, White Goods, Hosiery, L. C. Handkerchiefs, &c. The undersigned invites tbe attention of the trade and bis friends generally. Great inducements offered to cash and short-time buyers. THOS. G. STEARNS, 162 Broadway, Between Liberty et. and Maiden Lane, N. Y. Dec 26?ly INDIA RUBBER GOODS. DHODGMAN, No. 27 Maiden Lane and 6 Nassau street, (first corner from Broadway,) respectfully invites the attention of his old customers, and merchants throughout the country generally, to his stock of India Rubber Goods of his own manufacture, viz: Coats, Capes, Ponchos, Pants, Overalls, Leg gings, Caps, Gloves and Mittens, Life Preservers, Overshcis, Carriage Cloths,Piano Covers, Machine neiur , aieam racaing, uour springs, etc.; ana every description of Rubber Goods manufactured will also be found as above. My goods defy competition or comparison?are warranted proof against decomposition in any climate, and are offered for sale in large or small quantities, upon tbe best terms. Orders solicited and promptly attended to by D HODGMAN, 27 Maiden Lane and 59 Nassau st., N. Y. Sept 13 FAUQUIER. WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, Fifty miles west of District of Columbia. THUS ESTABLISHMENT is now open for the reception of visitors. The healing qualities of the water are well established, and by many are regarded as inferior to none In the Stats. The buildings are upon a large scale?tastefully ar ranged with spacious porticos, ball-rooms, and parlors, extensive paved walks and covered ways, shaded by beautiful trees. A first-rate band of music has been secured, and the most ample supply of the very best yrines, liqhora, and stores which the country can afford, without regard to price. Efficient, polite, and accommodating agents will endeavor to make the time of the guests as agreeable as possible. Terms of board as follows : $80 for the season, ending 1st October; for three months, $75; for two months, $60; for one month, $35; for two weeks, $18; one week, $10; per day, $1 75; meals and lodging, each, 50 cents; children under twelve years and servants half-price; no charge lor ennaren unaer iwo year*, Horses, ou cents per day, or $10 a month. The very best of wines and liquors having been obtained, corkage of $1 a bottle, and in proportion for larger quantities, will be charged on all that shall be brought to the place by others. Bills payable weekly. The Alexandria and Orange railroad is now completed to Wa'rrenton. The cars leave Alexandria at eight o'clock every morning, except Sunday, and get to Warrenton in about two and a half hours, where a first-rate line of stages will take passengers immediately to the Springs, six and a half miles, over a macadamized road Returning, the cars leave Warrenton half-past one o'clock, nnd get to Alexandria and Washington in time for the evening train to Baltimore. Another train of cars leave Alexandria at 1J p. m., and get to Bealeton in about two and a half hours, where a first rate line of stage coaches will take the passengers, about nine miles, to the Springs, over a good summer road. Fare by either route from Alexandria to the Springs $2 ?0. Travellers who come by Gordonsville will have equally good coaches to Culpeper Court-house, which place they leave at seven a. m. in the cars, and get to Bcaleton'in thirty minutes, where the coaches will take them immediately to the Springs ; thus making two daily lines from Bealeton and one from Warrenton to the Springs. Persons may break fast at the Springs, dine and spend about four hours in Alexandria, and return to the Springs by sunset of the same day. Passengers by evening train from Richmond get to the Springs by noon next day. By the Gordonsville route, they sleep at Culpeper Court house, and get to the Springs about nine o'clock next morning. A good line of coaches will go from the Springs to New Market three times a week, connecting at Gains X Road ....-<1. (1,? Wi'n^l,a,l?r linn "thomas o. flint, June 18?TuTb&Satlin Superintendent. . SHAIVWONDALE SPRINGS. THIS iiealtby and beautiful Watering1 Place will be under tbo personal superintendence of the undersigned during the present summer, who will use every effort in bis power to render it one of the most attractive and agreeable watering places in Virginia. It is situated on an elevation or spur of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountain, in the county of Jetlerson, live miles south of Charles town, the county seat. Passengers leaving Baltimore or Washington by the morning train of cars will arrive at Harper's Ferry at half-past eleven a. m., from thence in the Winchester and Potomac railroad cars, ten mites to Charlcstown, where a twelve-passenger coach will receive and convey them into Charlcstown, and, if desired, to the Springs to dinner, over a good road and through a lovely country. The analysis made by the late Dr. De Butts from one hundred grains of the water from the main fountain, afforded 63 grains of sulphate of lime, 10i grains carbonate ol lime, grains of sulphate of magnesia, (epsom salts,) 1 grain of the muriate of magnesia, 1 grain muriate of soda, 3-10 grains sulphate of iron, and 7-10 grains of carbonate of iron. From tbc above analysis the waters of Shannondale may very properly be classed among1 the Saline Chalybcatcs?a combination of the most valu able description in the wholo range of mineral waters. It may therefore be positively asserted, without exaggeration or fear of contradiction, that no mineral water within the limits of the United States possesses the same constituent parts, or is a more salutary and efficient purgative, than the water of Shannondale Springs This water acts as gently as the mildest aperient, without giving rise to those unpleasant sensations of pain and debility so often occasioned by ordinary cathartics, prepared by the most skilful physicans. The free use of this water acts almost immcdi-?-1? 4i.? -I.;- 1 IllCljr upuu Cftiu UIIU Aiuncjrv, icuivrva ?vi , relieves the convalescent from bilious or other fevers, dyspepsia, dropsical swellings, calculous affections, hemorrhoids,scrofula,indigestion, rheu matism, loss of appetite, exhaustion, general debility, gravelly concretions, strictures, and a variety of other diseases to which man is subject; and it is freely acknowledged by all who hnve been oillicted with any of the above diseases that the free use of the Shannondalc waters have effected permanent cures. Sulphur, mineral, hot and cold baths furnished upon application at the bar. The Hotel is large and commodious, tho cottages numerous and comfortable. The table will be supplied with the beet beef, mountain and valley mutton, together with all the luxuries afforded in the fertile valley of Virginia. The beat wines, brandies, and other liquors can always be had at the table or at the bar. G. W. 8APPINGTON, Proprietor of Sappington's Hotel, Charlestown, June 28?2awlm Jefferson county, Va. r THE REPUBLIC. SI MMER SKETCHES?No. 1. by mary j. w1nwle. Siiannondai.e Springs, July ii, 1853. Ueaii Rp.adkk: Another brightening summer lias written its approach witJi flowery fingers and bunting roues, and again from a Virginia watering place we send our cordial greeting to your distant homes. Wc trust wc are welcome. Wo have a little garden?a very little one?and we will gather you bouquets from it of such flowers as we can cultivate, begging you kindly to fling aside the weeds, and forgive the oversight of their admission. Wo are only a florist, and have no skill in the arts of chemical analysis and combination. Accept, then, our simple ottering, since these perishable things are all "we have, and fling them into your own alembic. Though their life pass with our own summer, wc would fain hope that some heart may extract a perfume that will lie upon it when the florist and Iter humble labors are alike forgotten. After partaking of an early breakfast on the marninnr nf* _lnl\7 1?1 wo ronoliorl llm Wncliiixrtr?n depot, amid the excitement, noise, and confusion which always attend the arrival and departure of a train of cars in any place. Our party preferred securing an early seat to a lengthened sitting in the ladies' apartment, and we had from the car window an edifying view of the interior life of a railroad depot. There was one great building with huge open doors?the hospital for sick engines, and we could see the metallic patients in all sorts of uncomfortable postures, while the medical gentlemen employed banged them with hammers and screws unflinchingly into their vital parts. Along by-lines locomotives well and hearty fidgetting and Sputtering, and apparently anxious to be set to work?now giving a loud panting puff, now advancing two or three yards like a war-steed pawing the ground, again being backed by the curbing hand of the driver; while another individual, armed with a bundle of rags and an oilcan, performed a wonderful scries of gymnastic ovolutions under the locomotive, getting the lubricating fluid into queer secret joints, and making the steel rods shine like silver. Other engines were advancing and retiring, running from one line of rail to another, never apparently at peace, always advancing and retreating, always fidgetty and unquiet, wandering and gliding, and sliding about, like restless ghosts doomed to everlasting craving after motion. At six o'clock the hell gave the final signal, and obedient thereto our fiery leader glided oat of the building along strange wildernesses of crossing and recrossing rails, emerging right into the country, and speedily leaving behind the tall spires and monumental domes of Washington. On other city lines we speed for a mile or two through streets with exclusive glimpses of back yards, and often a complete and compendious panoramic view of the domestic arrangements of the neighborhood, as visible through the uncurtained windows of back parlors and garrets, gon-? tlemen standing before mirrors shaving, and ladms* combing out their silken tresses. But no such matter-of-fact sight meet us here. We are at once in the country, with meadows and fields and swelling hills, all green, and fresh, and fragrant, with clumps of forest-trees and coppice stretching bright and fair around us. On we flew, passing through a little village, with the spire of its neat white church pointing up to the blue sky, beyond which arc mansions for the world-weary. In our rapid transit we caught a glimpse of the glowing iron of the blacksmith-shop, as it poured a torrent of sparks up from the huge hammer which ground it to the anvil. The frightened birds fluttered and wheeled on their trembling wings as our "iron horse" broke upon the calm, still air; while the squirrel flew along the bark of the tree, seeming to think, poor little innocent, that it was the cause of all this parade. The first few miles were got over in silence. I Some of the passengers, witli tickets in thoir hats, ' Intel plunged into the English scenery and adventures of pamphlet novels, and wore keeping company with dukes and earls. Others beguiled the tedium of the way with daily papers, skimming tho cream of the leading articles, being greatly aided by the size of the print as well as the interest of the matter?the report of a "Woman's Rights Convention," two columns and a half long. In this dreary subject the perusers seemed to take deep interest, though we observed one of tho masculines fold his paper with a muttered remark i<lhat woman had loo many rights already''''? an opinion in which we coincide entirely. As for the ladies, the majority settled themselves into a state of passive apathy, and appeared to take 110 sort of interest in any outward event, unless it was to start and give a simultaneous scream when the up-train passed, or languidly to ask, at a station, 'Tray, what place is this?" If you told thorn Scringapatani, or Nova Zombla, they would thank you for the information, and probably forget it the next minute. Railroad conversation is not, as a general rule, brilliant. A gentleman near us inquired deferentially if his neighbor had heard of the awful railway catastrophe of the Norwalk bridge, where fifty people wore instantly killed. lie then informed his listener that they were approaching a draw exactly in tho position of that 011 which the calamity occurred; that there was an cxpresstrain before and a heavy luggage-train behind. After this comforting intelligence there was a rueful pause, and people began to look out of the windows and compare the time with tho moments at which the train ought to stop. We witnessed an amusing scene of the battle of the window, a species ot single combat very rrnniinui.lv witnessed on railways. A very deli cato-looking gentleman next to the window let the glass down. His neighbor opposite said nothing, but put it up. I * poll this the first aggressor looked fierce, and put it down again, with a muttered remark about his not liking to catch his death from a current of air. In a moment up wont the pane again, with an ejaculation from the opposite side against his being smothered. "I shall appeal to the conductor, sir, at the next stopping place," rctortod his opponent. "So shall I, sir; I did not enter this train to be asphyxiated." The result at length was that u compromise was entered upon, and that the air breathpd by the atmospheric-fearing gentleman was?hulf and hulf. There were among the passengers two or three southern planters, in large, low-crowned, broadbrimmed white liats, wearing their garments in a careless, "nonchalant," easy, care-for-nothing uir, enviable but inimitable by the stiller and more formal northerner. Though destitute of that fashionable exterior which the tailor supplies, and for which they have a sovereign contempt, the southern gentleman possesses an "air distingue" which is everywhere the most striking feature of their appearance. Among the lady passengers was a beautiful dark-eyed, dark-haired Virginian, and a young married lady from the North, accompanied by two lovely children?a handsome, spirited boy, and a little golden-haired fairy, as light in her motions as a zephyr, and with a cheek like a lily shaded by a rose loaf. The children and we soon became great friends, in testimony whereof the little fellow, metamornhosed into a trumpeter, in Minted upon our trying our skill on tliis weapon of war. An apology for liis rudeness by bis mother opene4 the way for a conversation, during which we discovered that she possessed a cultivated mind, with a full share of Yankee inquisitivcness. She was a pure New England interrogative. So far as it was in our power, it afforded us pleasure to reply to her questions, which, as a stranger to southern scenery, manners, and customs, it was very natural she should put to any one. But unless we can answer their innumerable questions, Yankee ladies arc certainly, unless very intrrc.ittng, a little annoying. About two o'clock Harper's Ferry, with ils amphitheatre of rugged mountains, burst upon our sight in all its majesty. Station after station wc had passed; at sonic wo had stoppod with a mighty blowing off of steam and whistling from the locomotive, and grinding, and crushing, and squeaking; and some we had roared and rushed I by, passing them like a vision of momentary-seen walls and dim ghosts of iigurcs upon the platform; and scores of miles had wo sped over of country fair, and rich, and great, broad, desolate roads, and along high embankments, scattering the sparks from the Hying furnace; and now the speed slackens again, and the engine whistles again, and a pleasurable sensation was observed to be diffused among the passengers as they remarked to each other, "We stop at Harper's Ferry for refreshment." There is a grand and rlosinliito fliu in 1 lir> linked rlifTk ln?rf? wliich hang in huge terraces over the village, and the view from their summits must be one of the most sublime and extensive in America. But eight hours' abstinence and jolting in the cars, with steam to breathe as though exhaled from a BabyIonian furnace, and the growling of the engine for music, did not brighten our energies for any profound admiration of its beauties during the few moments that were allowed us to test the utility of speedy mastication. On reaching the depot where our railroad route terminated, wo found stages waiting to convey us to Charlestown, it mile or two distant. Passing rapidly by rich ga|dens, and extensive fields of grain bending to thd light breeze with the wavy motion of the air, we reached this rural village in time ibr dinner, and were most cordially received by one of the finest specimens of a true Virginia gentleman. Your pardon, dear reader, for the uncharitable length of this sketch; we will defer to our next a description of Virginia watering-places. Omnibuses.?A correspondent of the New [ York Times complains that while city omnibuses are constantly increasing in number, their appears to be little or 110 improvement in their construction. He says: "By riding in them, we arc obliged to stoop so much that we are fast becoming a round-shouldered, crouching, narrow-chested, and, by consequence, a consumptive race. All this comes from the low ceiling or roof of omnibuses. Why not -1 n.wl in/uo I CIHUlge U1U lamuuil vi mcsw Uim muio ponsablo vehicles ? If the passengers could ride buck to back, so as to look out in a natural way front the carriage, and not twist one's neck and shoulders as now, or have cross seats, as in the cars of railroads, it would be a decided improvement and givo great reliof; and females would avoid being stared out of countenance. This, however, can only be dono in cars which have small wheels, and not in the 'buses, as at present made. But the latter can adopt the French plan, which an observing writer thus describes: 'The omnibuses of Paris are superior to all others that 1 have seen. Each passenger has a cushioned seat with arms, to himself, which of course prevents crowding. As soon as the scats arc filled, a sort of wcathcr-cock sign on top of the omnibus, with the word complcl, is elevated, which can be seen a long distance, and announces that no more can bo received. Their omnibuses are wider than the American; the central part of the roof elevated, so that a passenger can pass to his seat without smashing his hat; and he has also an iron rod to steady himself, and keep him front disarranging his fellow-passengers' knees and Iocs.' " True Philanthropy.?A case of office-seeking philanthropy, the more interesting bccauso of its novelty, has come to our knowledge. A gentleman from Virginia, a prominent Democrat, was l..r nlKon ill nun nf fbo rtpil.'lrtlllpntw ?.. ?,,p.... ? ?r of the Government. His papers, as tlio phrase goes, "were made out," and the letter of appointment given liiin by the Secretary, who informed him that in a certain room, at a certain <le.sk, lie would find the individual whoso place he was to take, and that I10 must show his letter fo the incumbent. Well, lie found the room, and in due manner presented the letter. The gentleman at tlio desk, after perusing the document, observed, "Well, sir, this is your desk, and 1 am ready to cloar the, premises," suiting the action to the word, and, starting to get oft the stool upon which he was perched, the newly-appointed officeholder I observing that, the person whose place he was to fit^vas lame, and walked with difficulty, immediately said, "Sir, you can keep your place; 1 am not the man to deprive you of it." lie returned to the Secretary and informed him that sooner than deprive a luine man of office he would return home! The Secretary applauded the sentiment, and promised that he should liavo sonic office at any rate. Surely the world is not so selfish as some would suppose; and the green spots which now and then show themselves in the desert of human selfishness force UN to lielievo that human nature is not entirely depraved. [rorfnrumth (*'?.) Transcript, June 30. SMxmte':, ? - THE WEEKLY REPUBLIC. A lew VeliM. This journal has been enlarged, and is printed en paper of a superior quality. It is not a mere compilation from the Daily Republic, but a well * conducted literary, political, and miscellaneous periodical, embracing in its contents a summary of the News of the Week, carefully condensed; Reviews of Passing Events; Tales, Sketches, Es- , says, Poetry, &c., &.< . It is our determination to render it an agreeable and instructive newspaper, alike worthy the patronage of every fhmily, and appropriate for the perusal of every reader. TERMS; Two Dollars per annum, payable invariably in advance. GIDEON & CO. Washington, D. ('. An Affkctwo Scene.?Lieutenant Parsons, < in his "Nelsonian Reminiscences," relates the following: , Jl "Richard Bennett, when mortally wounded in one of Nelson's great battles, had requested that a miniature and a lock of hie hair should be given by Lieutenant. P. to his sweetheart Susettc, in Scotland. The gallant lieutenant thus described the interview: "It was at the close of a day, when a bright July sun wok setting, that i arrived at the pretty cottage of Susette's mother. I tremulously stated who 1 w as to the most respectable looking matron 1 ever saw, of French extraction. In broken, hitter accents of heartfelt grief she told me her daughter's dcatli was daily expected, and request- ( ed time to prepare her to see mo. "At last she expressed a wish to see the friend < of Richard Bennett; and 1 was admitted to the fairest daughter of Eve. And I found the world unequal to her charms. She was propped up with pillows, near the o|?en lattice of her bed room that was clustered with roses. Her white dress and the drapery of the room accorded with the angelic vision who now turned her lustrous >?. voib>H in Imxr. iVuiirad evalida. Shu Ul'"" (,7 ( held out her transparent hand, and gently pressed mine as 1 stooped to kiss it; and, as she felt, my tears drop on it, softly murmured: 'I wish I could cry; that would relieve my poor heart.' She g.is|>ed lor breath, and respired with ditli culty. 'The lock of hair?quickly, let me see it.!' She caught at it, wildly pressed it to her lips and heart, and fell hack. Her mother and I thoughts he had fainted; hut the pure and innocent soul had returned to God?God who gave it." Am Auction Scene in Paris.?Last, week, says a letter in the Courrier tics Eluts-Unis, in a sumptuary apartment in the quarter of la Chaussec <rAntm a Paris, there occurred a remarkable public sale, which drew together a large and select com- ? 'pany of amateurs in the arts Madame X., a lady of high fashion, saw til in this way to dispose of her magnificent furniture?perhaps because she concluded it was no longer either rich or elegant enough for her taste. The papers of course announced that the sale would lake place nccause of her intention to leave the city; yet there were those present who seemed well informed of the fact that she Was only about to take her accustomed pilgrimage to the German Spas, returning, as usual, in a few weeks. Every thing was run I un to a verv hisrh point, and there was a perfect shower of bank-notes. Two Sevres porceliun vases, ornamenting a chimney-piece, brought 26,000 francs, and the four parlor screens or portieres, 18,000 francs. There were not many pictures, but they were very valuable. Among them was a portrait of a man in the vigor of life? an admirable head with a thick black beard, an open neck, and his bust enveloped in a large robe ile chambre. in gray a'nd red damask. Madame X. had placed this painting in her cjrawing-room, and always spoke of it as the portrait of ner deceased husband. No one had ever seen any other husband than this painting represented. The image answered for the original. At the sale the knowing ones proclaimed the illustrious origin of this painting, which was easily and indisputably J recognised for an authentic Fandyck?with the sig- j nature of that renowned master. What was your husband's ager asked a strangely anxious 'I friend of Madame X. The amiable limine, who, 1 by a stupid oversight for which she could not I easily oxcusc hersell, had forgotten to take away I ibis nreeious likeness DPevioua to the sale, was * I not much comforted in learning- that the portrait of her late husband had been painted by an artist who had been buried for more than two centuries! The result was, that though the picture brought i 30,000 francs, that sum was but a small indemnification, when it was remembered that it cost the quasi widow all her rights of widowhood. [Boston Transcript. The Celestials in Distress.?The Chinese dramatic company, forty-two in number, who arrived here a short time ago from San Francisco, and performed one week at Niblo's, appear to be ' in a destituto condition. Their wardrobe, which -is stated to be worth #40,000, is retained by Messrs. Davis, Brooks &. Co., as a lien for a debt of #6,000, incurred'in their passage from California. The Tung Hook Tong company, through their agent, Likeoon, contracted at San Francisco with Mr. George W. Beach to exhibit in this city for ten months, at the rate of #6,000 a month, the latter defraying all the travelling and hotel expenses. Ten thousand dollars, it appears, were paid to them in advance at San Francisco, and #2,000 was to be paid to them within one month after their arrival in this city. The Chinese derived no benefit from their performances at Niblo's, and it is said the agent left the city without making any sort of engagement with them, their contract has not^been fulfilled, land their salaries. arc unpaid. TJiey arc now I boarding- nt tiie Shakspcarc Hotel, without moans [to defray their expenses. Air. Eugene Lievre, the proprietor of tiie hotel, lias thus far, by his benevolence, kept them from the poor-house. The wardrobe, we understand, would be lent to the company by Messrs. Davis & Brooks, if a responsible person would guarantee its safe return. [JV*. Y. Evening Post, 39 th. A Novel Funeral Procession might have been witnessed in Petersburg on Thursday. A negro drayman having lieen accidentally drowned, he was escorted to his last resting-place by all the draymen of the Cockade City. 1 lie horses he had driven during his sojourn on earth were led by a groom immediately behind tlio hearse, and were followed up by the principal mourners mounted upon a dray. These in their turn were succeeded by something like one hundred drays, and drawn by two horses, making in all a cavalcade nearly a. mile, long, and composing the noisiest, if not tho most impressive funeral procession it lias ever < been our misfortune to witness. [Richmond Examiner, Is/. A Goon Hit.?Tho New York Day Rook is responsible for the following: "John Van Huron got into a Sixth avenue - siage oil mumm y mumiug v~. the rain, and seeing1 four on one side and six on I the other, ho promptly made a seventh on the ! full bench. A quiet laugh went through the omnibus as an old gentleman in spectacles remarked, 'You'll never get him to go anywhere but on the. wrong side.' " Tin. Convf.niknck of hkinc Short Sightkh.? ( There is a great convenience sometimes in being short sighted. If you happen to meet a creditor, or a friend who is rather "seedy," or a bore who is an untiring button holder, you quietly I ?i? u 1 I. ;? .. I>1188 on; una, wnou oiiuiicn^i-ii "mi > ........ wards, all ynu liave to say is: ".My dear fellow, I'in extremely sorry; the faet. is, 1 did not see Von, I'm so excessively short sighted." Wo know ;i largo man in tlie city who is always short sighted directly he spies out a poor relation, and yet drop a hank note at his feet, and you will see how ver\ i|niekly he will pick it up. Crops in Wisconsin.?A gentleman from Central and Northern Wisconsin says that the crops all throughout that region look'superbly. Wheat, is fifty j>er eeriV^ better than he has seen it during the eight years he has been a resident in Winconsin. lie said the only difficulty now would be that tho crops might bo too heavy. ] [Rochester Democrat, ) 1 J