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J THE DAILY REPUBLIC.
PUBLIfflilD BY GIDEON A CO. TERMS. The Daily Republic will be fbrniabed by carriers to subscribers in Washington and its vicinity for twelve AND a halp cents per week. To mail subscribers, per annum #5 00 Advertisements inserted at the lowest rates. OFFICE OF THE REPUBLIC. ninth htbekt, near pennsylvania avenue, WASHINGTON, D. C. PROPOSALS FOR TIMBER FOR THE HAVY. Navv Department, Bureau opOednarcb and Hydrography, July 22, 1863. - 'Mm-- - i msmamsBsmsmammast a i i , , i i in,, m i . . i iBgeaBaggas1 i' ' i ajfeSBegCBMadega^ Z Ijc Paiig ilqniblic Vol. V. WASHINGTON: MONDAY MORNING, AUGUST 1, 1853. No. 23. UKMjCU rKuruBALS, enaoriea "rrupuiaii ior O Timber," will be received at this Bureau until three o'clock p. m. of the 22<1 of August next, for furnishing and delivering, under contract, at each of the several navy yards at Cbarlestown, Massachusetts; Brooklyn, New York; and Oosport, Virginia, the following described timber, vie: 4 , White Oak?For Axle trees. 180 pieces, lgngtb five feet eight inches; thickness, ten inches; breadth, fourteen inches 190 pieces, length five feet four inches; thickness, nine inches; breadth, twelve inches 76 pieces, length, five feet three inches; thickness, eight and one-balf inches; breadth, fourteen inches 76 pieces, length five feet; thickness, seven and one-bait inches; breadth, eleven inches For Brackets. 320 pieces, length six feet two inches; thickness, "seven inches, breadth, sixteen inches 60 pieces, length six feet; thickness, seven inches; breadth, twelve and one-half inches 320 pieces, length five feet two inches; thickness, seven iochea; Jireadtb, twenty inches -t N CO pieces, length five feet two inches; thickness, seven inches; breadth, sixteen inches 160 pieces, length five feet eight inches; thickness, six and one-half inches; breadtbr thirteen inches 150 pieces, length foar feet eight inches; thickness, six and one-half inches; breadth, sixteen inches For Transoms, (each piece making two'transoms.) 80 pieces, length four feet eight inches; thickness, eight and one-haif inches; breadth, twenty inches 16 pieces, length tour feet eight inches; thickness, eight anil one-half inches; breadth, sixteen inches 38 pieces, length four feet two inches; thickness, seven inches^ breadth, fourteen inches (Being about ninety-one tnouaana eigm?unarea and fifty-two feet (board or inch meaaure) at each yard.) HICKORY. Five hundred white hickory handspikes, six feet three inches long, three and one-half incheasquare at the batt, and two and* one-half inches square at the email e?d* ... . ... . . The above white oak timber mOat be of the best quality, and have grown within sixty miles of sea X f," water, and taken from butt logs, clear of knots, * rents, sap, and all other defects, and from the centre or heart pith. It must be got out fair, straight, to sharp corners, and without twist or wind. The handspikes must be split from the best white hickory butts, clear of centre or heart pith, and dressed down to the prescribed dimensions. The timber for axletrees must be in single lengths, and from butt cuts. The timber for bracket pieces may be delivered to cut two lengths, and for the transom pieces to cut four lengths, or double those above given; but no other combinations of lengths, nor any timber from top pieces, will be received for any purpose. In the dimensions of white oak timber, additions I | have been made to the net dimensions to which it < is to be worked; and no payment will be made for any excess beyond the aggregate number of feet a herein stated for each yard. If any should be received under prescribed dimensions, the actual contents only will be paid for. None of the timber will be received unless it is entirely to the satisfaction of the respective commandants of the yards at which it is delivered. The deliveries may be made as early as suits the convenience of the contractors, butJhe whole must > be delivered on or before the first day of July, f 1854. Separate offers must be made for the supply at '*> each of the navy yards named, and for the white | oak, and for the hickory, but the offers muBt be for. all of the white oak and all of the hickory for each ,v navy yard. The offer must be by the thousand feet, hoard measure, for the white oak timber, and by the piece for the hickory handspikes. Persons whose offers may be accepted will be reauired to enter into contracts which, besides I, other conditions, will expressly provide that, in* case they shall in any respect fall to perform the contracts, the same may be, at the option of the ' United States, declared null and void, without affecting the right of the said United States to re; cover for defaults which may have occurred, with the stipulation also that, if default shall be made 'S by the contractor in delivering all or any of the timber contracted for, of the quality, within the times and at the places named, that then and in that case the contractor and his sureties will forfeit and pay to the United States, as liquidated i damages, a sum of money equal to twice the contract price, which liquidated damages may be recovered from time to time as they accrue. All the aforesaid timber must be subject to inspection and measurement, according to the "printed rules established for the inspection and measurement of timber for the navy ot the United States," copies of which may be seen at either navy yard or navy agent's office. No extension of lime for making deliveries will be granted, and penalliet for non-fulfilment will in all cases be rigidly enforced. Bidders are therefore requeeted not to offer for more than they are sure I they can furnieh within the time tpecified. Approved sureties in twice the estimated amount of each contract will be required in the manner set forth in that instrument, and twenty per centum will be withheld from the amount of each I payment as collateral security for its faithful performance. Eighty per centum of each bill, approved in triplicate by the respective commandants of said navy yards, will be paid by the navy agent at the point of delivery, within thirty days I after ita presentation to turn, amy approvea . Every offer must be accompanied by a written guarantee (tbe responsibility of the guarantor or guarantors to be certified to by a navy agent or other official person, or by some one known to the bureau) that, if the ofTcr be accepted, the bidder or bidders will, within ten days after the receipt of tbe contract at the post office designated, execute the same, with good and sufficicnisurcties, to furnish the articles proposed agreeably to the I terms specified in the contract. Tho law of the 10th Augupt, 1846, forbids the consideration of all proposals not accompanied by such guarantee. loose only whose offers may be accepted will be notified, and contracts will be forwarded without delay. i Persons offering are directed to designate the post office through which they desire to be addressed, and the navy agent to whom the contracts shall be sent for execution. Editors authorised to publish this sdvertiscmenl will be specially notified by this bureau. Mont I others will be paid for its insertion. f^orm of guarantee (to be attached to each offer.) We, the undersigned, residents of , in the State of , hereby guarantee, in rase the fore going bid of be accepted, that he (or they] will, within ten days alter the receipt of the con tract at the post office designated in said bid, exe cute the same with good and sufficient sureties, t< furnish the articles proposed, in conformity will the terms of the advertisement under which it ii made. C. D. E. F. 1 hereby certify that, to the best of my know ledsre and belief, the above-named guarantors an I good and sufficient. G. H , Navy Agent. Form of endorsement on the envelope trantmitling th offer. "Proposals for Timber," at the Navy Yard (name the yard.) To , Chief of Bureau of Ordnance and Hydrography Washington, D. C. duly 26~2ew4w . I " I "li~ - i By the President or the United States. IN pursuance of lsw, I, FRANKLIN PIERCE, President of the United States, do hereby declare and make known that public sales of the sections and parts of sections of land, all bearinS the odd numbert, which remain to the United States, within six (pile* on each Side of the line of the Mobile and Ohio River railroad, in the 8tates of Alabama and Mississippi, subject to double the minimum price of the public lands, as provided by the act of 20tb September, I860, will be held at the following land offices, in the States of Alabama and Mississippi, nt the periods hereinafter designated, to wit: At the land office at ST. STEPHENS, in Alabama, commencing on Monday, the fifth day of Stplembtr next, for the disposal of such sections and parts of sections, being the odd Humbert above referred to, as are situated in the undermentioned townships, to wit: North of the bate line and weit of the principal meridian. Townships one and two, of range one. Townships ono, two, three, ana four, of range two. TownehipB one two, three, four and five, of range three. Townships one, two, three, four, five, six, and seven, of range four. Townships three, four, five, six and teven, of range five. South of the bate line ana wen oj me principal men' dian. Townships one, two, three, four, and five, of range one. Townships one, two, three, four, and five, of range two. Townships one, two, and three, of range three. Township one, of range four. South of the base line and east of the principal meridian. Townships thrh and four, of range one. At the land office at DEMOPOLI3, in the same State, commencing on Monday, the twelfth day of September next, for the disposal of such sections and pa rta of sections, being the odd numbers above ref i red to, as are situated in the undermentioned townships, to wit: North of the base line and west of the principal meridian. Townships eighfoen, nineteen, and twenty, of range four. At the land office at TUSCALOOSA, in the same State, commencing on Monday, thejftfMday of September next, for the disposal of such sections and parts of sections, being the odd numbers above referred to, as are situated in the undermentioned townships, to wit: North of the base line and west of the principal meridian in the southern surveying district. Township twenty one, of range four. At the land office at COLUMBUS, in Mississippi, commencing on Monday, the nineteenth day of September next, for the disposal oi such sections ana parts of sections, being the odd numbers above referred to, as are situated in the undermentioned townships, to wit: North of the base line and east of the Choctaw , meridian. Townships eight, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, and twenty, of range fifteen. Townships eight, nine, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, and twenty, of range sixteen. Townships eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, and nineteen, of range seventeen. Townships eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen,fourteen, fifteen, and sixteen, of range eighteen. Townships eight, nine, ten, eleven, and twelve, ol range nineteen. At ths land office at AUGUSTA, in the same State, commencing on Monday, the twenty sixth day of September next, for the disposal of such sections and parts of sections, being the odd numbers above referred to, as are situated in the undermentioned townships, to wit: North of the base line and east of the Choctaw meridian. Township four, of range thirteen. Townships one, two, three, four, five, and six, ol range fourteen. Townships one; two, three, four, five, six, and seven, of range fifteen. Townships one, two, three, four, five, six, and seven, of range sixteen. Townships one, five, six, and seven, of range seventeen. Township seven, of range eighteen. North of the base line, west of the meridian, and east of Pearl river. Townships three, four, five, Bix, seven, and eight ~r Ml imigt Townships five, six, seven, eight, nine, and ten of range si*. Townships seven, eight, nine, and ten, of range seven. Townships, eight, nine, and ten, of range eight. The townships herein designated in Roman letters are wholly within the limits of "six sectiom in width on each side of said road," and those in italics are partly within said limits, as designated on the diagrams, which will be furnished to the respective district land offices by the Commissioner of the General Land Office. Lands reserved for schools, military, and other purposes, will be excluded from sale. The lands sold will be subject to the right of way granted by the said act of 20th September, 1S50, to the States aforesaid, for said railroad, not exceeding one hundredfeet on each side thereof; and therefore the particular tracts of land which include the road will be sold as containing the quantities respectively shown by the official plats. Each sale will be kept open for a time sufficient to admit of offering all the lands, but not exceeding two weeks, and applications to make private entries of the lands offered under this proclamation will not be received until after the close of the public sale. Given under my hand, at the city of Washington, the twenty-third day of May, A. D. 1863. FRANKLIN PIERCE. By the President: John Wilson, Commissioner of the General Land Office. Notice to actual selllrrs on lands of the Unitet Stales originally withdrawn from market on ac count of the railroad grant. ' Under act of Congress, approved 3d March, 1863 entitled "An act to extend pre-emption rights t< certain lands therein mentioned," the pre-emptioi laws of the United States as they now exist an extended over the alternate reserved sections o public lands along the line of the railroad hereinbefore mentioned, where the settlement and im , provement were made prior to the final allotment o the alternate sections to the said railroad. There > fore, all claims by pre-emption to any 01 ine aitcr J nate sections of public lands within the limit originally reserved will attach, if predicated upoi settlements made prior to the 4th February, 1863 the date of the final allotment, i Claims within thesix miles limits must be provei up at any time before the day herein fixed for th I commencement of the public Bale, and are to b - paid for at the rate of two dollars and fifty cent - per acre. Claims outside of the six miles, am > within the limits of the 01 iginal reservation, mus i be proven up prior to the restoration of said land s to private entry. Soldiers' bounty land warrants, at a dollar am twenty-five cents per acre, may be received ii - payment for either class of lands; one warrau e only, however, can be located by each pre-emptor Immediately after the close of the public sal directed by the foregoing proclamation of the Pre sident, applications will be received for the pur r chase at private entry, or location by warrants, c the lands reserved to satisfy this grant, outside c the six miles limits, in such order as to prever confusion and insure accuracy, in accordance wit instructions to be issued to the register* and re ? reivers. JOHN WILSON, Commissioner of the General Land Office, May 26?wl3w By the President of the United States. IN pursuance of law, I, FRANKLIN PlfeRCE, President of the United States of America, do hereby declare and mak4 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 RIVER, commencing on Monday, the third day of October next, for the disposal of the public land* situated in the following named townships, vizi North of the bate line and weel 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. Townships thirty one, thirty two, thirty three, thirty four, and thirty five, of range seven. Townships thirty one, thirty two, thirty three, and thirty four, of range eight. Townships thirty one, thirty two, and thirty three, of range nine. Townships thirty one, thirty two, thirty three, and thirty four, of range sixteen. Townships thirty three and thirty four, of range seventeen. At the land office at MENASHA, commencing on Monday, the tenth day of October next, for the disposal of the public lands within tire undermentioned townships and parts of townships, to wit: North of the base line and eaet of the fourth principal meridian. Townships twenty five and twenty six, of range twelve. Fractional township twenty one, west of Wolf river, and townships twenty tour, twenty five, and twenty six, of range thirteen. Fractional townships twenty one and twenty two, west of Wolf river and Bayou, and townships twenty mi ee, iwcutjr iuui, mvu>j u.vj . j six. of range fourteen. Fractional township twenty two, west of Wolf river, townships twenty three and twenty four, and fractional townships twenty five and twenty six, west of Wolf river, of range fifteen. Fractional townships twenty two, twenty three, twenty four, and twenty six, west of Wolf river, of range sixteen. At the land office at LA CROSSE, commencing on Monday, the seventeenth day of October next, for the disposal of the public lands withiu the following named townships, to wit: North of the base line and west of the fourth principal meridian. Townships twentyand twenty one, of range one. Townships seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty, and twenty one, of rango two. 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 thirteen. North of the base line and east of the fourth principal meridian. Townships twenty one, twenty two, twenty three, and twenty four, of range one. Township twenty one, of range two. 'l " . r^nnmrnMCfjo nAJVT I At the lana onice at a it,?t.^ o o ruui * f luiii* | roencing- 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 base line and east of the fourth principal meridian. Township twenty six, of range four. Township twenty six, of range five. Sections three to ten, fifteen to twenty two, and twenty six to thirty five, in township twenty six; ' township twenty 3even, (except sections thirteen, ' twenty four, twenty five, thirty five, and thirty six,) and townships twenty eight, twenty nine, ' and thirty, of range six. Sections one, two, eleven 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 twen f ty, thirty, and thirty one, in township twenty eight; township twenty nine, (except sections twcn f ty five to twenty eight, and thirty three to thirty six,) and township thirty, of range seven. I Sections one to five, eight to fifteen, twenty two to twenty seven, thirty five and thirty six, in . township twenty four; township twenty five, (ex cept sections six, seven, eighteen, nineteen, thirty, and thirty one;) township twenty six; town, ships twenty seven, (except section six,) twenty eight, (except sections six, seven, eighteen, nineteen, thirty, and thirty one;) and townships twen' ty nine and thirty, of range eight. Townships twenty five and twenty six, of range ' nine. Township twenty six, of range eleven. At the land office at MINERAL POINT, 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, I ' which were not included in the proclamations of 1 u ~ OfWU VAtrnmhnr find 28th ADI"il. 1851* to be sold under the act of Congress entitled "An act i 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 base line and east of the fourth principal meridian. The west half and northeast quarter of the south| west quarter, the northeast quarter of the north' west quarter, and the southenst quarter of the southeast quarter of section one; the cast half of ' the northwest quarter, the southeast quarter, the west half of the southwest quarter, and the south' west quarter of the northeast quarter of twelve; \ and the northeast quarter, and north half ofsouth' west quarter of twenty nine, in township one; the northeast quarter of section thirteen, in toxonship two; the west half of the northwest quarter of section eleven, in township three; the east half of the southeast quarter of section twenty five, and the cast half of the southwest quarter of thirty six, in toxonship five, of range one. The west hall and northeast quarter of the north, west quarter, the cast half of the northeast quarter, and the cast half of the southeast quarter of section two, in toxonship two, of range two. The caBt half of the northeast quarter, and the I ' northeast quarter of the southeast quarter of scc' tion four, in toxonship two, and the northwest' ^ quarter of the northwest quarter of section live, in r township three, of range three. The cast half of the northwest quarter, the northwest quarter of the northeast quarter, and the east j 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 B range four. a North of the base line and west of the foxirth prin, cipal meridian. Tho west half of the northwest quarter of sec 1 tion Ihrec, in towntliip two; the cast halt 01 inc e northwest quarter, and the southeast quarter of e the northeast quarter of four; the west half of the. 8 southeast quarter of si*; the southenst quarter of the southeast quarter of twenty seven, and tie I southeast quarter of the northwest quarter of thirty 8 four, in towntliip three, of range one. The northwest quarter of eection ten, and the ^ west hall of the southeast quarter of thirty, in II township three, of ranee two. ' AttheSAME PLACE, commencing on Monday, ' the third day of October next, for the disposal of e the public lands within the following sections, and 1 parts of sections, to wit; North of the bate line and west qf the fourth principal j- meridian. it Section one, the oast half and southwest quarter, h the west half of the northwest quarter, and the !_ northeast quarter of tho northwest quarter of ten, in fownthip nine; and the east half of the southwest quarter of section twenty six; the west half of twenty-ievenj the easf half of twenty eight, and the north half of thirty five, in township ten, of range five. Lands appropriated by law for the uae of schools, military and other purposes, together with "those swamp and overflowed lands, made unfit thereby for cultivation," if any, granted to the State by the act entitled "An act to enable the State of Arkansas and other States to reclaim the 'swamp lands' within their limits," approved September 28,1850, will be excluded from the tales. In accordance with the provisions of the act of llth Juiy, 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 comnittaced on the diss annotated. and will nroceed in the order in which they are advertised until the whole shall have baen offered, and the sales thus closed; but no sale shall be kept open longer than two weeks, and no private en try 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 June, 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-emption 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 at toon at practicable after teeing Ikit 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?lawl3w RED RIVER RAFT. THE PERSON to whom the contract was awarded under former advertisements for proposals having failed 10 give the bond with sureties as required, proposals for the work are again invited as follows: Proposals will be received until the 20th day of next SeDtember for the removal of obstructions to the navigation 01 Red river (Louisiana) occasioned by the raft, and for keeping the said navigation free from the same for the longest period. The amount of these proposals united is not to exceed the sum of $100,000. Each bidder will propose to remove said raft, (thoroughly,) and to keep the navigation free from obstruction thereby for a specified period; specifying in his bid the lime in which be proposes to complete the removal of the raft, the said time not to be later than the 1st day of June, 1855; and also the number of years, counting from said removal, during which time he binds himself to keep the said navigation free from raft obstruction. The contractor will be required to give his bond for $20,000, with two gocd sureties, each for the sum of $10,000, conditioned for the faithful execution of the contract. Each bidder will transmit, at the same time with his proposals, the names of the persons whom he offers as sureties, and a declaration signed by them that they will sign his bond as sureties as above mentioned; and also tho certificate of a district judge of the United States for the State in which he resides, that said securities are respectable citizens, and that he considers them worth $ 10,000 over and above all their debts and liabilities. No bid will be examined unless these conditions shall be complied with. Terms of payment. Of the sum of $100,000 appropriated for the above object, $50,000 shall be paid as the work of removing the raft advances, aa follows?to wit: Whenever the contractor shall report that a portion of the raft has been removed, the same shall be Inspected by an officer appointed by the War Department; and if it shall appear that Buch is the fact, the Department will pay such a proportion of the said sum of $50,000 as the portion removed shall bear to the entire raft, provided no partial payment shall be made for leas than onetenth part of the whole work. The remaining $50,000 will he paid in equal annual instalments corresponding in number with the number of years during which the contractor shall bind himself to keep the navigation open, of which fact the Department is to be the Bole judge. Each bid must be for the whole work?that is, for the removal of the raft, and for keeping the river open for a specified period. No separate proposals for portions of it will be considered. The proposals will be addressed to the underI rvmrlrnrl An fhfl pntfAlnnft. "PmnOflflla fot Olgwou, IIIUI ?vw r , removing Red River Raft." The War Department reserves to itself the right of awarding" the contract according to its own judgment of the moat favorable bid and the most responsible bidder. To be inserted in the Union, Republic, and National intelligencer, Washington, D. C.; Cincinnati Gazette, Cincinnati, Ohio; Louisville Journal, Louisville, Kentucky; St. Louis Republican, St. Louis, Missouri; Shreveport Ilerald, Shreveport, Louisiana; New Orleans Commercial Bulletin; New Orleans Bee; New Orleans Republican; Gazette and Democrat, Little Rock, Arkansas; Telegraph, Washington, Arkansas. J. J ABERT, Colonel Corps Topographical Engineers. July 14? d20t&tawt20Sep PROFESSOR ALEXANDER C. BARRY'S TRICOPHEROUS,or Medicated Compound, for beautifying, curling, preserving, restoring and strengthening the Hair, relieving diseases of the skin, curing rheumatic pains and healing external wounds. Bounded by no geographical lines, the reputation of Barry's Tricopherous pervades the Union. The saies of the article of late years have increased in a ratio that almost exceeds belief. Professor Barry, after a careful examination of his sales-book, linds that the number of bottles delivered to order, in quantities of from half a gross upward, during the year 1852, was within a trifle of 950,000. It is unnecessary to present at length the evidences of the wonderful properties of the Tricopherous when the public have furnished such an endorsement as this. The cheapnessof the article, and the explanations given of its chemical action upon the hair, the scalp, and in all caees ol superficial irritation, first recommended it to the attention of the people. This was all that the inventor desired. Every bottlo advertised itself. The effects of the fluid exceeded expectation. It acted likoacharm. The ladies would not be without it. Country dealers in every section of the United States found they must have it; and thus was built up n wholesale trade of an extent hitherto unheard of as regards articles of this kind. The highest point has not yet been reached, and it is believed that the sales this year will be a million and n half of bottles. Depot and manufactory, No. 137 Broadway, New York. Retail price, '26 cents a large bottle. Liberal discount to purchasers by the quantity Sold by all the principal merchants and druggistt throughout the United States and Canada, Mexi co, West Indies, Great Britain, France, he., by S. PARKER, Penn. avenue, And A. LAMMOND, 7th street, June 4?d&triw6m* WashingtonHOME PICTURES, by Mrs. C. W. Denison. The Boyhood of Great Men, with illustra tions. Uncle Robin in his Cabin in Virginia, by J. VV Page. Helen and Arthur, or Miss Thusa's Spinning Wheel, by Caroline Lee Ilentr. July 12 FRANCE TAYLOR. THE REPUBLIC. From the Philadelphia Bulletin. Inundation of a Coal-Pit in Belgium. On the 28th of February, 1812, about half-past ten in the morning, one hundred and twenty-seven men and boys were at work in the Marias seain of the Beuujonc Colliery, which is situated about a mile and a quarter from the city of Liege, on the western side. A seam of coal, it is scarcely necessary to say, is one of those tliin layers, alternating regularly with layers of sandstone, into which all coal-beds are arranged. As usual, the access to the Marias seam, or rather to the Beauionc coalpit generally, was by a large rounded shaft or bure-pit, resembling an oblong well, and one hundred and eighty yards in depth from the surface or open air. This pit having been long wrought, there were a great number of excavated seams, or those from which coal had been taken, leading off from the shaft at various depths above the Marias; one of these excavated seams, called the Petsay seam, chanced to have, at a part of it distant more than one hundred yards from the shaft, a communication with the scam of a neighboring coalEit, where there was a large collection of water, ept from breaking out by a frame-dam or wooden dike. This was the condition ot things on the morning mentioned, when the workers, one hundred and twenty-seven in number, wore in the Marias seam. Unhappily, the water alluded to then broke out, and flowed into the Petsay seam, by which it found a direct passage into the shaft of the Beaujonc pit, at the bottom of which was the Marias seam. The latter seam being eighty-five yards lower in the shaft than the Petsay seam the water accordingly had a fall of that extent. When it first broke into the shaft, the corf, or strong square box in which the coal and workmen are carried up and down, and which was moved by means of chains?by ten horses working above ground?was just drawn up. The man who filled the corf first observed the influx, and believed, as did several other workmen, that something had fono wrong with the pipes of the steam-pump. . 'lie overseer, Hubert Goffin, was immediately ( called to the spot, and, as soon as he arrived, per- ( ceivcd some dangerous mischance to have taken | place from the quantity of the falling water. Al- ( most all the men then in the Marias seam were , speedily assembled at the bottom of the shaft, when the corf, after being emptied from above, j again came down. Of course all were eager to > save themselves by entering it; and the overseer, | Goflin, whose son, a boy of twelve years, was , with him, had also put his foot into the corf to ascend, when he again withdrew it, exclaiming? ( "If I ascend, my workmen will be lost; I am j determined to leave this place the last?to save 1 them all, or perish with them!" He then put a blind man into his place, and the corf went up with about a dozen men in it?the number it could carry. Being suspended by only two of its four chains, it fell, in its ascent, to one side, and some -' l? inmKIn^ mil nf it intn thfl ranidl v-cnl - lecting water, from which they were extricated by Goffin and his son. When the corf camo down again, the men rushed to it in a crowd, but the force of the fulling water threw a part of them down, some of whom only were saved. Filled with men, the corf again wont up, and by the time it came down again the water stood breasthigh at the bottom of the shaft. As the people abovo were whipping the horses rapidly round, there was but a moment's time to lay hold of the corf, but tire men clung to it in spite of Goffin's warning, and, in consequence, the most of those who tried to ascend on this third occasion fell in their ascent, and peri ihed in the pit. This was the last time that the corf carried up any of the workmen. There were ladders standing in the shafl for the use of the fire-engine, and some of the men attempted to attain safety by means of them, but the violence of the waterfall speedily struck down these unfortunates. Escape by the pit now became impracticable, the water having nearly reached the roof of the jnder-galleries. Not a moment was to be lost by those below in taking up a position of temporary safety. Hubert Goffin remained collected. Ho had ordered one of the men with him to make an opening in tho air-shafl?a narrow bore rising to the open air with a long chimney upon its top? through which opening they could gain the riseboards or galleries on the ascending part of the strata from the pit, every other way of escaping death being impossible. Accordingly, all the assembled workmen, only thirty-three of whom had been saved by the corf, were led by Goffin to one 1 of these galleries, with tho exception of a few men who, deaf to the overseer's entreaties, remained in the filling place, near the shafl, in the ' hopes of reaching the corf, and perished. The I corf descended, indeed, but no man could reach it. The men and boys, drawn together in the U?lloi-i7 o,nnn/l finflin wnrn in n denlorahle con (iition?buried in tho bowels of the earth at the depth of one hundred and eighty-five yards? grouped together in a narrow space, deprived of food and almost of vital air, with little hope of relief, and fearing to be drowned in the water which they saw increasing. The boys, crying bitterly, crowded about Goffin, exclaiming: "Dear master, how shall we escape?" Wo hope the reader understands the position in which this unhappy band was placed. They had got through the Marias seam, out of the shaft altogether, and had risen into certain galleries, which placod thorn above the water. Tiio intrepid overseer encouraged the men repeatedly, saying: "Lambert Colson [one of the chief proprietors] will not abandon us; if we cannot escape by our own shaft, wc shall by Mamonster." Mamonster pit was one close by that of Beaujonc, and Goffin judiciously concluded that, as it was impossible to remove the water?which rose twenty-eight yards in the shaft?in time to save them, the people above would try to make a way from tho Mamonster pit, the mouth of which was about 190 yards from the Beaujonc shaft. Ifndor this impression, Goffin resolved to do something to aid in the liberation of his comrades and himself. Guessing the proper direction, he set some of the workmen to commence drifts in the four rise-boards or galleries?called the 4th, 5th, fitli, and 7th?with which he had a communication by what is termed a headway. Tho stoutest men he set to work in the 7th, which ho thought the most hopeful. Two men could only work at a time, but they constantly relieved each other, and others carried away tho excavated matters. After toiling more than two long days?from Friday to Sunday evening?by the light of candles , and without food, and with only dirty water i to drink, in tho drill of tho 7th rise-board, the picks began to return a sound which told the exi perienced listeners that an excavation was nigh. On this the work went on with fresh vigor; but when they did break through a sad disappointment awaited them. A gust of inflammable air came through the opening with a horriblo noise, 1 indicating the cavity beyond to be an old disused , pit. Had not Goftin instantly stopped the bole, they would all have been destroyed by tho foul air. This disappointment seemed to take away all chance of reliof, and despair began to seize on the " men. They uttered tho saddest cries, declaring death to be inevitable, and bewailing the fate of their wives, children, and parents. In their desperation they domanded of their master what was to become of them. 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He then took his son, and embraced his friends, and ail exertion^ seemed to be at an end, when Coffin's son, a feeble child, as if inspired, exclaimed: "You act like children, fellow the orders of my father. We must persevere in our work, and show to those who shall survive us that we had courage even in death." ThiB speech from a mere child reanimated the men, ana they began a drift in the fifth board, whir.h ttittv lilt<1 Hrnrpftlv ilnnp. whan t.hav heard the joyful sounds of people boring and blasting in tlie strata before them. Notwithstanding this announcement, that people were straining every nerve to relieve them, Goffin's men were so exhausted on the Sunday night that they again refused to work, saying that they had as soon die one way as another. Goffin entreated, menaced, and compelled, and but for him most certainly all would have perished. On the Sunday night the' candles went out from want of oxygen in the air?a sad index of what the captives must have suffered from the ' same cause. The darkness added to the gloom of the men, as they had to work in the dark. Two orphan boys flattered themselves they should not perish, because their father prayed for them in neaveu. Tlte boy Gofliii showed the most remarkable heroism. He frequently came to his father, clapped him on the back, and exclaimfed: "Courage, futher! all goes well." While others bewailed their own fate, this boy thought only ofhis mother, and his six brothers and sisters. "Father," said he, "you and I only earned money; how are they to live ? Must they beg ? Dear father, I know you have hid some money in the cow-house?how will my mother bo able to find it ?" "And you, my boy," said the parent, "where have you hid yours?" The child congratulated himself that his only crown was in the hands of his sister. Between the Sunday and Wednesday the sounds or people wonting were neurit, uppruueuiug always nearer and nearer. The confined men also continued their excavation, but most of them were incapable of doing- any thing-. The only aliment they could find was the infected water, which they got in the darkness by creeping to the sdge of the Hood; but some of them also went there in the hope of finding a drowned comrade's !>ody to serve as food. In preference to taking the water, some drank their own urine; and a few candles which they had served as food to others. Delirium attacked several; they asked their way liome, and sought salad and cabbage from Goffin. That intrepid man never lost his courage or care For them. Ho called over their names frequently, and calmed them always with assurances of coming relief. And much he had to bear, for somo of them, in their madness, taunted him with being the cause of their suierings. The most of Lhem, however, clung to him as their hope, protector, and preserver. Five days and nights of misery liad been passed, partly in darkness, by the imprisoned miners, when relief came. We must advert, however, before describing this deliverance, to the steps used above ground to effect it. The intelligence of the inundation threw the families of the unfortunate colliers into the most terrible agony, and excited the most profound sensation and sympathy in the whole neighborhood of Liege. M. Matthieu and M. Migneron, the engineer and deputy engineer of the coal works of Beaujonc, were on the spot immediately after the occurrence of the accidont, and took the management of the measures, instantly resolved upon, for attempting the rescue of those hold captive in the bowels of the earth. To their honor, all the coal proprietors and others around offered horses, engines, and men, for the undertaking. Though it was seen to be impossible to clear the shafl of water in time to do good, yet, to prevent it rising so as to inundate the galleries, one hundred horses were set to work on the fire-pump, and much water taken out; but it rose faster than it nnrt thn HOIirnn was not closed up till Sunday. However, it was on another Bcheme that the chance of relief hung. M. Migneron, at the head of a body of strong men, entered the headway?dilapidated unluckily?of the Mamonster pit; and afler crawling through a dangerous passage of one hundred and thirty-one yards long, arrived at the spot nearest to where the confined men were supposed to be in the Beanjonc pit. A bore, or drift, was commenced in the direction that seemed most likely to do good; but all was sad uncertainty on this point. Only two men at a time, lying upon their sides, could work in the drift, but they wero often relieved. The seam of coal, besides, was hard, and cost about three hours to make eighty inches of way. While this drift was going on, every scheme was tried to direct the confined men s attention to the spot, by firing small cannon, and making other,noises. No appearance, however, of succeeding in this respect presented itself till Saturday, when some slight noises were heard. Nevertheless, no distinct indication of the quarter in which the men were was given till the Monday, when it was found that the drift was going as nearly right as possible. On the Tuesday, after almost incredible labor, a passage fifty-one yards long was made, and a boring-rod passed through into the cavity where the captives were, j but in so indirect a manner as to permit of no other communication with them than by speech. J But oven this was a great satisfaction, as it cna- | bled Goflin to announce the existence of moBt of the workmen. The hole mentioned had to be stopped up, as the prisoners could not bear tho pressure of the air, which rushed in impetuously. On tho 4th of March, (the Wednesday,) at twolve o'clock noon, the miners broke through into the passage begun, and carried to the length of twelve yards, by Goffm and his companions. This made a passage in all of sixty-three yards. When tho barrier was broken down, the air rushing in, caused a report like thunder. Then did the captives press to the hole, and crawl out, man by man, Gomn and his son being tho lost. Seventy human beings were thus restored to this world in a measure; twenty-four men had perished in all. Every preparation that kindness and skill could suggest had been previously made for giving food and other nocessaries, in a proper way, to tlie liberated workmen. Such were tho crowds continually in waiting near tho spot to learn tho result, that tho military had to bo kept, always on guard at tho place, lest the workers should be interfered with. Tho air was rent with acclamations when tho liberation was announced to the multitude. But who can describe the joy of tho families of thd delivered, or tho sorrow of others for the lost ? Hubert Goftin, to whom tho merit of saving these men from this terrible calamity is chiefly to be ascrilied, was rewarded by tho King of thoNetherlands with tho decoration of tho Legion of Honor. But he received n far higher remuneration in the profound gratitude of tho saved, as well as of their wives, parents, and children. A Nf.w Device.?A gang of thieves was arrested in Cleveland on the 15th instant, on board iin> (wnmer r orem * roin nunaio. i ney wore five in number. One was detected in withdrawing money from false iron nuts on the arches of the boat. The false iron nuts by these covies are a most ingenious "dodge." They can bo crammed full ot bank notes and placed upon the arches, where, if observed at all, they will appear as regular fixtures. When carried in the pocket, in case of the owner getting into a tight place, they can bo hurled into the lake and sunk in ! 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