THUIUSDA Y 'AFTERNOON, AUGUST 2g.
The Uuciti of Virginia.
The journey of the President of the United
Htatea through Virginia?or the journeys ire
should say?have been very pleasant, aa is evi
denced by the accounts published in the various
newspapers of that State, and of the country
at large, but especially the amiable and spirited
organ of the Government at Washington, the
Republic. That Old Virginia would give to Mr.
Fillmore a warm, hearty, hospitable reception,
we well knew; and that he, by nil the ameni
ties of the' true gentleman, would prove a most
agreeable and welcome, a* well ?s honored
guest, was also well known. It was foitunnte,
too, that he was enabled to travel in the com
pany and under the guardianship of that moBt
excellent and highly esteemed personage, the
Secretary of the Interior, Mr. Alexander II. H.
Stuart. These eventful and agreeable jaunts
have no donbt been interesting to the traveling
party, and, indeed, somewhat edifying to the
fest of mankind. General Scott had just in
vaded and conquered?if they would only stay
so?the States of Pennsylvania and Ohio, and
was menacing other important territories of the
Union, bat had, unfortunately for himself, ac
quired too much of the good-will of the friendu
of Mir. Seward; Mr. Webster had "used up"
all his political hopes in both New l'ork and
Virginia; Mr. Clay was presumed to have gone
to sleep forever; and Mr. Stuart, by a long
ooWse of careftjl cherishing, had got on seem
ingly excellent terms with the citizens of Vir
ginia, among whom he knew "no Whigs?no
Democrats." How auspicious, then, was the
moment for Mr. Fillmore! He had but to
Show himself in the companionship of Mr.
Stuart?to tell the people that they two were
great friends; that both disclaimed alike all
knowledge of two such parties as Whigs and
Democrats; that both were " sound upon the
slavery question," would not permit an Aboli
tionist or a Seceder to remain in office, and all
that sort of thing. But how little Mr. Fillmore
seems to know about the use Mr. Stuart is
making of him. Mr. S. has much to gain in
Virginia, but Mr. Fillmore nothing. Eveu
?< Jack" Hale?clever, good-hearted soul that
lie is!??would be kindly received at every door
step in the Old Dominion. His horse Vould be put
carefully away, rubbed down, and fed with corn,
while Jack would be blandly welcomed to the
best apartments in the house. If Jack were to
praise what he saw, the people would praise
him and bis home; and when parting from him
at the road gate, they would press his hand
Warmly, and from their hearts wiBh him a
pleasant journey. But would they vote for
him? Not a living soul of thcml Kindness,
hospitality, and good-will are, aa we well know,
primary virtues in the old State; but voting
against conscience and interest is not a weak
ness there. Whether the pretty little game
played by Mr. Stuart will make him as power
ful a man in Virginia as he promises himself to
be, is a problem for the future to solve; but if
the Democracy of Western Virginia do not
stand up for him and "Tom" Haymond, it iB
harder to buy them up than these gentlemen
have deemed it As for the Whigs, it is taken
for granted that these poor fellows belong to
their "great leaders" already, and of course
have nothing to expect from them. Indeed
they have been pretty clearly given to under
stand that after oertain gentlemen had been
elevated in the world and in their own concep
tions of themselves, the ladder on which they
had ascended was of no further utility?or
that if the Whig party should ever be needed
again, it would come when whistled for 1
Thi Wiiliam Skldkn.?A trial-trip was yes
terday made by this new steamer, just com
pleted by Captain George Page. She made the
distance from her wharf, foot of Seventh street,
to Alexandria, in twenty-one minutes, and re
turned in twenty-four minutes against a strong
tide, with twenty-eight pounds of Bteam. Her
engine and machinery worked admirably.
The new boat being built at Captain Page's
?hip-yard has not yet received a name. She
will be launched about the middle of September,
all ready for active service, machinery aboard,
steam up, and all complete! She is in length
one hundred and twenty feet, beam fourteen
feet, hold five feet, and of about ninety tons
burden. She is to be built and owned, as hAs
heretofore been stated, by the workmen of the
yard, leaving to Mr. Page only so much pro
prietorship in her as the men shall fail to make
up of her whole cost. Her proprietors intend
her for a river pleasure-boat, occasionally for a
ferry boat, or for any other purposes which the
Wants ef the oommunity may suggest.
The keel is now ready of still another boat,
but of much larger dimensions than any we have
had occasion to describe. She is to be two
hundred and fifty feet long, thirty-four beam,
and nine hold, and will be equal to about nine
hundred tons! We believe she is intended for
the Washington and Aquia Creek i?u?.
In models, materials, and workmanship, the
boats built by Capt. Page are highly admired,
and reflect great credit on the skill and enter
prise of our city.
Hoi/ss SiavAMTS are always in demand ii
Washington. We have now a very large fre<
negro population, in general idle, profligate
dishonest, lazy and thriftless. Able, somehow
to live without work, they are indifferent about
going into service, make their own bargains
and keep them in their own way. Competitioi
with them also injures the white servants, low
en their just pride and renders them careless a
reputation. It has been suggested, as a meani
of correcting the evil, that all persons requirinj
domestic " helps" should agree to receive n
one without a certificate from the last employer
but ws do not think this would effect mur.
good. Our country is very free, and peopl
will do aa they please; and, besides, the sei
?ante of one year are not nnfirequently th
mastere and mistresses of the next. We thin!
saaet that can be done?and it ought to b
?is to canse the laws relating to vagrant
and paupers to be rigidly enforced. All personi
living without visible means of support, mail
1 SfkS ** att?>ded to by the po
neighborhoods about th?
- ^ b* overhauled monthly at least
Boats ado Boat-building. ? Wo yesterday
evening paid a visit to the ship-yard of Mr.
Lambell, where ww saw the prettiest specimen
of a canal boat we have ever looked upon. The
last touch had just been given to her, and she
sat upon the waters so gracefully that we oould
hardly believe her destined for the ordinary
uses of a boat of burden. ^ et such she is,
though possessing a neat cabin and flue accom
modation for a number of passengers. Her
bull is painted a handsome drab, and her house
white. She is eighty-live feet in length, four
teen lu width, four feet deep from her guards
down, and is capable of carrying from eight
huudred to nine hundred barrels. She is made
of the best of materials, and in every point gives
evidence of skillful workmanship and libera I
expenditure. We understand her price to be
$1,500. She has been built to the order of
Messrs. Smart & Bentley, two of the most en
terprising, sagacious and successful millers and
produce-dealers within a dozen counties around
us. Their establishment is on the canal, about
forty miles from Georgetown, and thence and
back to the Distriot will be the future limits of
lier career. Mr. Lambell once gave the name
of John P. Smart to a fine little schooner now
in use in Mexico, and which has ever been at
tended with a run of luck almost unprecedented;
and in return for that compliment this new boat
I has been called the K. H. Lambell. She is to
be commanded by Gapt. Samuel Smart.
I We noticed at Mr. Lambell's yard that he
liad up for repairs the schooner Pennsylvania,
of St. Mary'a county, commanded (and owned
we believe) by Captain A bell. This craft will
undergo thorough repairs, at an expense of
probably $300 or $400. The facilities at this
establishment for executing such work are of
the beBt kinds ; the railway upon which vessels
are drawn up is well constructed also, and con
We learn upon inquiry that Mr. Lambell
is about to give up this establishment and with
draw from the business, to give his whole at
tention to the other pursuits in which he has
been so long engaged; but when it is known
that Mr. Thomas D. Allen, his most worthy
and skillful foreman, is to succeed him, we
have a good assurance that many a handsome
and perfect specimen of workmanship is des
tined to glide from his hands into the crystal
current of the Potomac.
Occupation or Washington by the British.
Thirty-seven years ago, on Monday last, says
the New York Star, the British army, under
General Ross, made an incursion from the
Chesapeake, and took possession of Washington
city. The troops burned not only the Capitol,
which at that time was in an unfinished state,
but its extensive library, records, and other
collections, appertaining not to war, but to
peace and civilization. The President's House
and the public offices were reduced to ashes.
These were rebuilt shortly after the conclusion I
of peace. The enemy, however, did not long
remain in possession. General Ross and his
army met with a repulse on the 12th of Sep
tember, at North Point, near Baltimore, and he
was killed with others in a skirmish.
Nurses are sometimes kind and careful; but
not a-lwaya. We often wonder at the indiffer
ence of parents in entrusting their children to
| the care of stupid or negligent nurses for hours
( at a time. They very often abuse them, or
neglect them in pursuit of their own pleasure.
We yesterday noticed an instance of the kind.
The little thing had grown drowsy in its little
carriage; its head sank down to one aide, and
at every moment struck against the high
wheels now attached to the new two-wheeled ve
hicles. But the nurse, who was no doubt deaf,
pulled away, and went along, regardless of the
perils of the little one, and of its oft-repeated
cries. The children of the poor?when not too
poor?are often happily off in the enjoyment of
the constant personal care of their own parents.
The wealthy should perform as a duty what
these do from necessity. Again, the prayer of
Agur?"Neither Poverty nor Riches."
The National Lntellioencer.?So unusual
a thing is it for the editors of this sterling old
journal to exhibit even the shadow of an angry
emotion, that we this morning felt delighted
and refreshed by the perusal of the first para
| graph under its editorial head, the reading
whereof is as follows, the italicising excepted: |
" The regular readers of this paper are well |
aware that we seldom take up our time or '
theirs in noticing ill-natured or injurious im-1
putations on the motives or opinions of its
editors. Calumny and uncharitableness to
wards political adversaries are so common
with the lower order of publio presses, that a
man's character must be already bad which can
suffer damage from tveh tourer*. Scandals fly
no longer " on eagle's wings," but soon sink |
, into the gutter tt here they are born. It is rarely,
therefore, that we deem it necessary to turn
aside to repel the tcvrrility of duappointed ava
rice or malice, whether from party hackt or tor
; did patriott, or incendiary liberatort; and there
fore we have abstained from noticing the coarse
epithets with which we have been complimented
by some of the bandit prette* of New Orleans
I v??. Vnrlc touching what we have said of
their enterprises against the rich Island of Cu
ba, in which it is highly probable that inUretted
epeculation was more concerned than principle.
So there now !
, The next News ran* Cora.?The Philadel
i phia Bulletin of yesterday evening says, that
there will probably be no steamer from Havana
before the 4th or 6th of September, when the
Empire City may be expected at New York
from New Orleans, touching at Havana, where
she will take from the Falcon the California
mails of August first. The steamship Isabel,
' the Charleston and Havana packet, is now laid
i up for repairs, so that no news is to be expected
; from that quarter. It is probable, however,
i that we shall have some news in a few days by
; a sailing vessel at some one or other of our
ii various seaports.
The boast has been made by several of Mr.
Cobwin's "dependents" that they can always
learn who writes communications for this paper.
That they oan, in most instances, is very true,
for the writers desire no secresy. But when
sec rosy is desired they cannot learn. There
appeared one article, the anthor of which we
Will reveal whenever Mr. Corwtn requests it.
Hobacs Gbbblst oopies with gusto an article
from the National IwteUigmtxr, which he says
denounces the Cuban invaders as highwaymen
GEORGETOWN AND IT8 AFFAIRS.
Gkukoitowm. August 28?12 m.
As noticed in my letter of yesterday, the
packet-boat Fashion arrived here at 6 o'clock,
p. m., making the passage from Cumberland in
forty-six hours. She had on board a large
number of passengers, and one could easily rtad
from their countenances that the trip had been
a pleasant one; so totally different from the
appearance of travelers on the railroad, having
their eyes filled with the cinders that float
around the cars, their limbs cramped from a
sitting position, and their skin dry and husky,
feeling, as they look, jaded and discontented.
There is a slight correction to my letter as
published in yesterday's paper; there being
only thirty, instead of three hundred persons
engaged on Mr. Berry's wharf.
Town Charter.?Forty-eight of our most
respectable citizens have united in the call for
a meeting at Forrest Hall, on the third Tues
day night in September next, at half-past seven
o'clock, to take into consideration the propriety
of petitioning Congress, (through our corporate
authorities,) at its next session, for sundry
amendments to our Town Charter, giving it
additional powers to levy u School Tax, not
exceeding one dollar per capita, and to have
the Town officers elected by the people.
Canal Trade.?Arrived boats Cumberland,
Cumb., 04 tons of coal; Jenny Lind, do.; Choe.
Perry, do., 104 do.; Harah Perry, do., 106 do.;
Yfm. J. Boo the, do., 104 do.; Anna Marrian,
Jo., 95 do.; Enterprise, do., 88 do.
Departed?Seman, Wm. Fowle, Thos. Charl
ton, Ohio, J. G. Strong, Captain Walker, S.
Clarke, Oregon, James Boyer, Gen. TyBon, M.
R. Zimmerman, Elisabeth, J. Snively, Francis,
and E. Paysen. Elkctro.
Cdba Public Meeting.?Yesterday after
noon a few printed small bills were posted in
prominent places, headed with the figure of the
American eagle, and the words " Come one,
come all, at Cuba's call." " The blood of Crit
tenden, Kerr, and others call for revenge."
And the citizens of Washington were then in
vited to assemble in the evening, at eight o'clock,
in front of the Patent Office, "for the purpose
of expressing their sympathy for the Cuban
patriots, and taking into consideration the pre
sent state of affairs." Accordingly, at the hour
named, about four hundred persons were in at
tendance. We presume that they who issued
the call were not present, as no attempt was
made to organize the meeting. However, Capt.
E. B. Robinson was loudly called for. He di
rectly obeyed the summons, and, having as
cended the steps, delivered a brief address in
favor of liberty everywhere, against oppressors
generally, and contended for the constitutional
right of the people to bear arms, and to go
whercever they list with them. He maintained
that "Cuba belongs to us geographically, and,
if the Queen of Spain should not give it to us
peaceably, we will take it by force." When he
concluded, other persons were called for to ad
dress the meeting; but none responding, the
assemblage separated before nine o'clock, after
giving three cheers for the speaker.?Republic.
Education in Spain.?We find the following
letter in the New York Tribune of Tuesday:
Cadiz, Monday, July 28, 1861.
" Yesterday, notwithstanding my repugnance
to bull-fights, it was impossible to resist the re
peated urging of Mr. C , a gentleman to
whom 1 am particularly Indebted for many civil
ities, to accompany him to one of these specta
cles. Many thousands were present at the vast
amphitheatre of the square. Eight bulls entered
the ring, and twenty-four horses were killed.
One of the horsemen was severely gored, and
two of those whose office it is to goad the ani
mals to phrenzy, were badly bruised, and one
barely escaped having his neck broken. The
exposure and escape gave rise to rapturous ap
plaudings. Even while I write, my imagination
paints the poor horses with their entrails pro
truding, and still further drawn out by tramp
ling upon them with their own feet; their
eyes bandaged to prevent them from recoiling
from their ferocious enemy, and continuing to
be gored till life was no longer. Such scenes
as this cause me to realize in what country I
am; and still more when I see present well
dressed men with their wives and tender off
Movimknts or the Pampero.?The follow
ing particulars in relation to Cuban matters
were received upon the arrival of the steamship
Florida yesterday afternoon, through the me
dium of Mr. Culver, the Purser of that vessel,
whose gentlemanly demeanor and polite atten
tions are proverbial. *
At about two o'clock p. m. of Saturday, 22d
instant, the steamer St. Matthew, arrived at
Savannah from Pilatka, Florida, reported that
on the morning of the same day the steamer |
Pampero was in Dobby Sound, where she had !
just arrived for the purpose of taking on board
recruits that were then waiting at different
points in the vioinity and ready to embark.
Thence it was expected she would go to Mont
gomery?where Bhe would arrive in the evening
of the same day?a small place about twelve
miles in the interior and ten or twelve distant
from Savannah, although she reported herself
as bound to Tybee. To this latter place a ves
sel had been despatched in pursuit of her, but
it was probable the sequel would show that she
had been chasing an ignit faluu*, or a ghost, or
something quite different from a Pampero.
Some ten or twelve passengers per the St.
Matthew came on in tbe Florida to this city, all
of whom furnished the Purser with the above
? Vrifhine '271 k.
Review of the Northern Markets for
Offlr* of the American TrUgraph, Aug. 2H.
Rai.tihom, Aug. 27, 6 p. m.?Small nle of Howard
"treat flour at *4. City mill* flour 1* bald at $3.17'X.
Offer* to buy at $3.81 >4 ceah were refused to-day.
Sale* white corn at [email protected]?0c., which la an iidvanoe.
Salan of yellow at 64?65c. Wm of Maryland rye at
68c., and of Penn*ylranle at 70c. Rale* of60bhd* ba
con fthoulder* at 30 hhd*. do. at 8^^ 6o hhrt*. of
(ride* at 9%c.; 20 hhd*. do. at 10c.; 500 p|ere? family hami
at lie.; 50 bbl*. me** pork at $15 75; and 100 bhl?. lard at
PHLADttMlA, Aug. 27?? p. m.?Sale* 1000 hhl*. flour
at $3.76 for State brand*. Rya flour $3.26. Com maal
$2.87 %. Sale* of rod wheat at 80e., and old Penna. white
atW1?93c. Yellow corn SOc. Rye 73c. Oata 34c.
Nrw Yorb, Aug. 27, 6 p. m.?galea of 13,000 bbl?.
flour at $3.87>^^$4 for State brand*; [email protected]$4 IVX for
Oane.ee; and $4.12^$4.50 for aouthern R? flour
$357V<- Corn meal $2.87Vi?$3.
Selaa of 3000 bu*hela Michigan red wheat at "Iffftftlo
and 1000 bu?hela Mediterranean at 94c. Relet of 40 000
buahela mixed com at Mc. Sale* of 30,000 bu?h?l? rra at
?8c. Gate 40c.
Sale* of 400 hag* Rio coffee at %<a$0e., and 200 hhd*
New Orlaaa* *ngar*t 5o. Sale* of 200 hbd*. Porto Rioo
auger at $^c. ,
Arrivals at the Principal Hotels,
Up to 12 n'nlnrJr, *?., to-day.
United Htatae?W T Pepper, Charleato*, B O,
Chaa R Norman, Va; W Kid Moore, Texea; Thoe O Burke
Virginia; DO Deaaon, Tennaeeaa; Rer Geo L Machan
heimer, Maryland; A A Moatatro, Macon, Oa; C W Brown
Vlrgtata, J A Morrison, W A R R ROt* J H Beck, rtaamer
? ? "V* ??*>??<?.' *
TUm I?it Presidency.
Referenoe to Mone's Geography wUl show
that Lexington, K entucky, and Mr. Clay's home,
are quite contiguous, and the traditions of our
nation warrant the belief that there lr*s been
some intimacy, or at leaat a speaking a cquaint
ance, between Mr. Clay and the editor of a
newspaper, called the Observer, issued at the
sfti'l town of Lexington. Now, theeie things
being known, it may not be amiss at the pre
sent raombnt for us to transfer to our columns
tlie following article from the columus of the
said Observer of the 20th instant. It sayeth:
" W e look upon it as utterly unwise in either
party to stir the question of the Presidency at
this early time. But as we have no right to
make any suggestions exoept in regard to the
party with which wo are identified, we will say,
siuiply, that its continuance in power, in the
hxecutive branch of the Government, depends
upon the judgment with which the Wbigs act
during the next six months. It may be that
the next session of Congress will develope a
atato of things which will demonstrate the ab
solute necessity of calling to the Presidency the
man to whom, in every trial, all eyes seem to
turn, and invoke his interposition to save the
ship. Should this take place, it will be done
by the united co-operation of both parties, and
thus put an end to party landmarks as they
have existed for twenty-five years. Whether
the health aud strength of the illustrious pa
triot will allow this glorious termination of his
public career, is, of course, in the womb of
time. That a vast majority of the American
people do earnestly desire this consummation,
thore is to our minds not a shadow of doubt.
But we too well know the power of party dis
cipline to put full faith in the accomplishment
of this noble end. Yet, while Henry Clay lives,
his friends will not yield the hope, nor cease
their efforts to put him where he may do far
more for the country than the Presidency could
confer renown upon him.
"We hope no one will indulge the supposi
tion for a moment that Mr. Clay knows any
thing of what we choose to write. He will, we
doubt not, make known his views and inten
tions, if it be necessary, at the appropriate
time, and in a proper manner. All that we de
sire now, is to give it as our conviction that in
the elements now at work in the struggle for
the Presidency, the name of the Patriot of
Ashland is not an unforgotten one."
Mr. Murdooh, the young American tragedian,
is playing at Cincinnati.?Exchange paper.
Yes, Mr. Murdoch is a clever young American
tragedian. We knew him well as such full
twenty years ago.
A gentleman was on the Avenue this morning
making inquiries for land warrants, of which
he wished to purchase a dozen. He stated that
he designed locating them in the Island of
A Good Financial Condition.?Mexico owes
about $100,000,000, and has an income of
$8,000,000 annually; she expends $11,000,000.
ITEMS OF NEWS.
Concord, N. H., Aug. 27.?It is reported
that the Hon. Luke VVoodbury, Democratic
nominee for Governor, hung himself at his re
sidence at Antrim this morning. He had been
unwell for some weeks. Judge Levi Woodbury
is quite ill at Portsmouth.
Pittsbubo, Aug. 27.?In the case of the
Alleghany bridge, the jury has decided the three
most important issues out of the six pending,
against the company.
Boston, August 27.?Several gentlemen of
Mauritius were robbed last night of $6,000 in
gold. Their room was entered by false keys.
The Eastern Railroad bridge over Packoe river
was burned last evening.
The Whigs met to-night in convention, and
nominated delegates to the Whig State Conven
tion. Resolutions were passed, instructing the
delegates to insist on Daniel Webster for Presi
dent; that he is the choice of the Whigs of
Boston and a large majority of the people of
Massachusetts, should the subject come before
a National Convention.
Jersey Citt, August 26?11, p. m.?A large
meeting of Cuban sympathizers was held here
to-night, at which Capt. Hancock, of the Mont- i
gomery Guards, presided. Speeches were made
by Gen. Wright, District Attorney, Mr. John
son, of Ohio, and others. Strong resolutions
were adopted in favor of the Cuban patriots.
Fifty-two guns, one for each man shot, were
fired. A grand torch-light procession took
place; and it is estimated that eight thousand
persons were present. Much enthusiasm pre
Charleston, August 27.?Donaldson, a mem
ber of the Democratic National Convention from
Texas, goes to New York to-morrow to issue a
call for the meeting of the National Convention
to take place in June, 18/>2. He takes this
step in consequence of the correspondence re
cently published in the Heraid, furnished un
known to him. The committee is now com
plete, Lewis Josselyn having been appointed
from Massachusetts, in place of Hallet and
Francis Blair, jr., from the same State, vice
HEW FALL GOODS BONNETS, Ac.
JUST KKCKl VKI> AT BROWN'S CHKAP CASH
8TOR K. Pmn*;lT?nU iTnnut, oppuolh Brown ?
Hotel, an assortment of pretty Mousselalnes, Cashmeres
Calicoes, Ac., which will be Hold cheap. AI no a large I
sortment of Bleached and Brown Cottons, very cheap, bj '
the piece or yard. Also, nix do ten Fall style Bonnets. i
I au 38?dtr
| ORATES ! ORATES ! 0 KATES !
Jl.ST RKCK1\KD at the Washington 8tove Manufac
tory, dirnct from New York, a Urge assortment of
the best quality Knameled Orates, of various styles and i
the latest patterns. Also on hand an assortment of Bal
timore Japanned Orates, which I will sell at the lowest 1
Purchasers are respectfully requested to |
call and examine my stock before purchasing elsewhere.
M JA8. SK1RVINO,
an 2S-eod.1t*] cor. Pa. a*.and 10th St., south side.
SBPARATB PROPOIALI will be received
by the undersigned until the 6th day of ReptxmW
tor grading and grarelling the following streets, rlt: 10th
street west, from New York avenue to B street north; C
street north, from 17th to 21st street west; and B street
north, from 20th to 22d street west: the earth for filling
to be taken from the vicinity of the Observatory and such
other points as the Commissioner may direct; the gravel
to be nine inches deep in the centre of the street and tour
Inches on the gutter line, free from stone of improper
site and well rolled.
The proposals to state the price per cubic yard tor gra
ding, and per square yard tor gravelling.
W. H. DWOGBS,
Commissioner 1st and 2d Wards.
au 28? Assistant Commissioners.
PATENT LIGHTNING RODS.
JSPRATT, KLKCTR1CIAN AND KLKCTRO
? MKTALLURUIST, and OoubU !\iUnUt qf the Im
proved Lightning Hodt.?These superior Rods are of car
bonised annealed Iron, with line protectors, and electro
positive dements combined in their manufacture, thus
rendering them equal to copperas conductors. They are
In ten feet lengths, with accurately fitted brass screw
connecting joints, an entire new style of metallic (pa
tented) attachments tor brick or frame buildings; also,
glass Isolators, of a novel and ingenious construction,
(patented,) tormingalock; the whole mounted with a
solid platinum silver point, (patented,) twelve Inches long,
surrounded at the base with the angular gold-plated ne
gative magnets, which possess the power to an extraor
dinary extent of discharging the opposite elements of the
most fearful thunder-storm, and embrace the entire per
fection of science up to the present time. In addition,
they are furnished with angular gold-plated negative
magnets, thus guarding laterally, the whole constituting
ths most magnificent and silent conductor ever presented
to the public.
All order* left with the subscriber, or with Mr. A.
Duffy, opposite National Intdhgmt*r office, 7th street,
will M promptly attended to.
ij ??etdilawfrw* c. w. H1TDON, Af?fc
THURSDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 28.
Sun rise* ? ? ? 6h.26m. | Sunsets ? ? - 6h.38m.
Mr. B. W. C'auk, newspaper agent, i* the onlJ *u"
thoruod a^ent for this paper lxi Philadelphia, and l? duly
empowered to take advertisements and nubsorlplion* at
the rates required by us. lili receipt* will b* regarded
af payments. Ofllci at the northwest corner of Third i
aod Walnut streets.
My- Island BuittiOfuuKag.?John W. Wood lia* been re- j
moved from this route in consequence of delinquencies
Our subscribers will please give us notice of any orniif- (
iilons until a new carrier shall have become acquainted
with them all.
jfrg- The privilege* of yearly advortlsers will be con
fined rigidly to their regular business, and all other ad
vertisement*, not pertaining to their regular business as
agreed for, to be paid extra.
tUf Every notice designed to call attention to private
enterprises calculated or intended to promote Individual
interest, can only be Inserted with the understanding
that the same is to be paid for.
A YOUNG GENTLEMAN desiring to travel on ac
count of his health, and too much of an Invalid to
travel alone, is auxious to meet with some gentleman
going North for pleasure or otherwise, with whom la
could join company. The route by the great Western
ltailway to the Falls is ono with which the Advertiser is
intimately acquainted, including the city of New York
and cities Inland. Address Advertiser, or inquire at the
office of this paper. *n
THE NATIONAL MONUMENT JOURNAL.
LL PERSONS holding subscriptions to the National
, ? Monument Journal are requested to return them
without delay, directed to the Oeneral Agent of the Mon
ument Society, lion. Elisha Whittlesey, \\ asbington.lt
being my intention to resume the publication of the
Journal in all the month uf September, should the pu
tronage bestowed upon it justify a resumption.
au 20 3t J. C. PICKETT, Editor and Publisher.
A CARD.?Owing to the change which has lately
been made in O. W. Yerby's business, the subscri
bers have put down tbe prices of a number of styles ol
goods for the purpose of reducing and running off the
stock, preparatory to laying in Fall supplies.
Persons wanting Dry Goods at, and in many cases less
than, the original cost, will find it to their advantage to
give us a call, as we want room and money.
hu 23?d2w YEKUY A MILLER.
TAYLOR * MAURY, Booliaellera and
1 Stationers, Pennsylvania avenue, near Otl)
street, have constantly on hand a ftill assortment oi
BLANK BOOKS, SCHOOL BOOKS, PENS, INK, and
PAPER, of every variety, for sale at New York prices,
TILL ANOTHER of our most talented and
highly respectable citizens speaks for IIamptoVb
Baltimore, July 18,1801.
Messrs. Mortimer if- Minubray .?Gentlemen: My daugh
ter having been afflicted for moro than a year with the
spinal disease, and having tried every remedy that was
prescribed by some of our best physicians, without afford
ing her any apparent relief, I fortunately was advised
by a friend to try a bottle of " Dr. Hampton's V egetable
Tincture," which relieved her of her pain in li*s than
twenty-four hours. I am pieasod to say that since she
took it she has been free from pain, and she is gradually
gaining strength, which I attribute entirely to the restor
ative properties of this medicine. I believe if itwere
more extensively used, It would do more good In the re
moval of such diseases incident to the human family than
what is usually prescribed.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Principal Western F. II. School.
Call and get pamphlet and see certificates of wonderful
?UFor sale by MORTIMER A MOWBRAY, 210 Baltimore
street, General Agents.
Also by C. Stott A Co., Washington, D. 0.
Joseph Moffett, 7th st. near E.
R. S. T. Cissell, Georgetown,
jy 16?3mlf C. C. Berry, Alexandria, Va.
NEW DRY GOODS.
MAORUDER a CALVERT, Pennsylvania avenue,
between 8th and 9th street*, have just received a
fresh supply of seasonable DRY GOODS, which they will
run off at very low prices. Their stock is large and as
sortment complete. au
STOP t?AT OEO. HTLBUS'S MUSICAL DEPOT,
south side of Pennsylvania Avenue, one door from
10th street, and examine his stock of superior Musical
Instruments, which has been selected from the best
houses in the country. He would also call the attention
of the public to his complete stock of French Accordeons
nnd Flutinos, just received, with from ten to thirty-eight
keys, handsomely inlaid with pearl and bws, together
with a largo and complete assortment of V iolinti, (luitari1,
Flutes, Jlnnjos. Tambourines, Fifes, Clarionets, Flageolet*,
Itealoes, Instruction Hooks for different Instruments,
Violin, Guitar, Violoncello, and Tenor strings, of the best
CHEWABLES, l'UFFABLES, AND SNUFFABLES.
(1 ENTLEMEN, if you are fond of a good Cigar and
T fine Chewing Tobacco, call at C. W. Blckinomam's
Tobacco Store, Pennsylvania avenue, Gadsby's Hotel,
where you will be pleased. au 22?tf
OYSTERS, ORTOLANS, REED-BIRDS, tc.
RECEIVED THIS DAY fresh Norfolk Oysters, which
will be served in every known style. Also the above
delicious Birds, of which the undersigned will keep a
supply?as well as all the delicacies of the season. Pri
vate supper rooms and persons living in the country can
be served at any hour with dinner, and Oysters for them
selves or ladies. ? . ..
The subscriber respectfully requests a call from his
friends K. W. ALLEN,
Empire Hotel and Restaurant,
?u 26 no l'a. avenue, near 4% street.
No. 6, opposite the Centre Market.
-\\TE HAVE JUST RECEIVED a large stock of stan
\V dartl white and clarified Sugars for Preserving,
which we are selling at the lowest market prices.
126 lutrrels and boxes of standard U>af, Crushed, Gran
ulattil, Powdered and Clarified Sugars. Altm, tho bent
qU?KeCW Pri^broWnjR",S'r? KIBBKY * ??
au 23? 12teod
PURE CIDER VINEGAR, Ac.
BARRELS pure Cider Vinegar.
tj\f 2 do. white Wine do.
Freah greon Ginger, white Jamaica Ginger.
Dark and white Mustard Seed, Celery Seed, Ac.
All kinds of Sploes used for IMckllng. of the best quality.
The above Vinegar is a superior article, and may be re
Ued For sale by JN0. B. KIBBEY A CO.,
au 23 12teod No. 5, opposite Centre Market.
No. 5, opposite the Centre Market.
HALF PIPES Iwst white French Brandy for Peaches.
Z> We shall lie pleased to present our customers with a
recipe for preserving them with Brandy in a superior
manner and with but little trouble. .
For sale by JNO. B. KIBBKY A CO.
MEADOW BANK SPA SPRING.
f|"MIE subscriber having now two rooms vncant can ac
I commodate a family or some young persons with
board, by the week, month, or remainder
Reference : John F. Callan, J. Van Rlswl. k, or Clement
II Bennett, esqrs.; or address the subscriber through the
city post-oflflce. 14 *?2w |
Collector's Omen, July 21, 1851. j
NOTICE TO TAX PAYERS.
NOTICE IS HEREBY OIVEN, that the Taxes for the
year 1861 are now due and payable at this office,
and that an statement of 10 per rent, will be allowed by
law upon the Taxes for the current year, If paid on or
befhr*. the 31st day of August ensuing. .
jy 23?eotd K. J. ROCHE, OoUeetor.
UMBRELLAS AND PARASOLS.
w' WE would invite the Ladles to call and examine
our extensive Stock of Green, Blue, and lllack
.^^^Watercd, Bordered and Un?*l Silk and Satin Tuer
PARAHOLS?tho 1 argent aa*ortmont In the District, at
^AtaO achotaa J^ilon of UMBRELLAS, all of the latest
f*JhUST MC01HVKD?a handsome variety of Silks and
^g^a^dOT^aithfuny and penally
atiwiiM A. tXJlvlllA ?
Penn avenue, near 4 14 street.
TO THE PUBLIC.
TAMES A. CONNER, proprietor of the CITY EX
? I PRR88, botrn loavo to inform tho public that no
still continues to run his EXi'KESH W A()()Nto <jeorge
town daily, at 2 o'clock In the afternoon He will also
convev baggage to and from the Cars, and to any part of
the city, at moderate charges. He hOf^. bv strirt atten
tion to his business, and the prompt and faithful de ivery
of all articles committed to his keeping, to morlt a liberal
share of the patronage of the public.
Orders left with Mr. Lewis F. Perry, at Claflett A Dod
son's, Pennsylvania avenua, near fltb street, will be at
tended to with promptness and fidelity. 1 an 3? tf
I IKE AND TIMES of John Calvin, by Paul llenry,
j D. D. Translated from the German, by Henry
'chrisf s Second Coming: Will It be Pre-Mlllennlal ? By
Rev. David Brown, A. M. _ . i wlm a m
Young Man's Counsellor, '
History of the Republic of Liberia. Tnfr?inctIon
Christian Purity, by R?t- R- ? ToaUr?Introduction
by Bishop Janes.
Adams Women of the Bible.
Th:^n.\Ty*n~*~% TaIV ?RAT, 7th street,
Jy 31 w appodts Odd-talkrw*1 Mall
SUUAK AMI) MOLASSES at Auction
On Friday next, the 27th instant, at 12 o'clock, on
F. k A. H. Dodge's wharf, tti. cargo of the bark William
Chase, from Mayaguei, consisting of?
39o hogshead* prime Sugar.
60 do choice Molasses.
E. 8. WRIGHT, Auctioneer,
au 26?41 Georgetown.
instruction nr mubicT
rpllK UNDERSIGNED wishes to acquaint hi* friends
1 and the public that he will continue the duties of his
profession in giving instruction on the Piano and in Vo
cal Music; also lessons given on the Organ andSerapbine,
with the Science of Harmony, at his residence, or at tlio
private dwellings of his pupils.
The arrangements are such that pupils commencing or
already advanced in their musical studies can, at their
option, receive such lessons as uiay best promise their
improvement. It is, also, of serious interest to those who
wish to be well instructed in music, that they should be
gin and follow the first courses of lessons in as regular
order as possible, as all future success will depend upon
Ills recommendations for success in teaching for the last
ten yeurs in Washington and vicinity are of the highest
character, and he feels confident that he is able to impart
instruction in an easy, brief, and profitable manner, lie
solicits an early (tall from thorn interested, so that they
may secure convenient hours for their lessons. All ne
cessary information will be given to persons by calling
at his residence, (14th street, between F and 0 streets,)
or by leaving their names at the music stores of Mr.
Davis, Mrs. Anderson, and at the Musical Dejiot of Mr.
George liilbus, where orders left will be punctually at
tended to. jJ. E. 8CIIEEL,
Organist of Trinity Church (P. K.,l and
au 21?eoflm Teacher of Music, Washington.
A FEW DAYS LONGER!
RUNNING OFF STOCK.?To facilitate the re
moval of her store in a few days, Mrs. OOLLISON
11I/IJis running off her present stock of FANCY AND
111/MILLINERY GOODS at reduced prices. She is
enlarging the store lately occupied by Mrs. Choate, on
Sixth Street, near the corner of Louisiana avenue, and w ill
open as soon as the fixtures are completed. The present
is a favorable opportunity to obtain bargains at her old
au 20?tr Jtgr Sxvbnth Strut, above II.
NOTICE ^0F COPARTNERSHIP.
THE SUBSCRIBER has associated with him in the
Dry Goods business E. P. MILLER, of Jefferson
county, Virginia; the copartnership to take effect from
the 18th Inst. The business for the future will be con
ducted under the firm of Yerby A Miller.
In entering upon (he above orraugement, the subscri
ber deems it proper, and is happy to have It in his power,
to offer to bis friends and the public generally his sincere
thanks for their liberal support and patronage during (he
lime he has been in business, and bespeaks for the new
firm a continuation of past favors, assuring all that the
arrangement has lieen made under the most flattering
circumstances, as the facilities of the new firm will be the
best for doing a larger and more extended business, on
the best and most advantageous principles to buyers.
JKi~ Persons having unsettled accounts with mc will
have the kindness to close them at as eurly a day as possi
ble, either with the cash or notes at short dates, as they
will see the necessity of my winding up the old business.
au 19?dlmif G. W. YEKBY.
[Nat. Intel, eodlmif]
CONNECTICUT HEALTH ASSOCIATION,
GUARANTY CAPITAL - - - $5,000.
THIS is an association of persons formed for the mutual
benefit and relief of each othor in cases of sickness or
By the payment of the following annual rates you will
become a life member, ond bo entitled to a weekly benefit
during life, if you should be disabled by sickness or acci
deut from attending to business.
Yearly Deposit for JUembert under Jifty yean of age:
By paying $2.00 per year you will draw $2.00 per week.
? U.OO " " 3.00 "
" 4.00 " " 4.00 ?
" 6.00 " " 5.00 "
'< 6.00 " ?? 6.00 "
" 7.00 " " 7.00 ?
" 8.00 " " 8.00 -
Those over fifty years of age will be charged 26 per oent.
An admission fee of $1.60 will be charged tho first year
in addition to the above, and must be paid at the time of
making the application, and the first year's deposit within
Certificates of membership arc granted to FF.MALES
(upon the same terms as above; not exceeding $4.00 per
week. JOHN DEACON, M. D., President,
REV. CHA8. FAB1UQUE, Vioe Prest.
W. B. Locj?8bur*, Sec'y and Treas'r.
II. H. "WOODRUFF,
Agent for the District of Columbia.
Office at his Drug Store, corner of F and 11th streets,
au 14?ly Washington.
WANTED TO HIRE?two respectable Women,
either colored or white?one for a COOK and the
other for HOUSE-WORK. To those who can come well
recommended, good wages will be given. Apply at Mifses
Hooker's Seminary, corner of 0th and F streets,
au 23?dlw* __
A Servant Woman Wanted.?A servant
(a slave preferred) competent to cook and wash for a
iamily, will find a good situation by applying at the Drug
Store, corner of E and Seventh streets.
au 7?-tf J. F. CALLAN.
WANTED?to purchase or hire, for a term of
years, a COLORED WOMAN, from 20 to 35 years
of age. Inquire of A. G LA I>M AN,
jy 16?tf . cor, of 9th and M streets.
M~ RS. ESTHER MOFFETT, 7th street,
opposite Odd-Fellows' Hall, has reoeived to-day an
assortment of Ladies' Cuff-pins, Jenny Lind Ear-rings,
Velvet Ribands. Elastic Sleeve-conflners, Under-sleeves,
Ac. Also, English knit Suspenders, Mohair Stoclts, white
and colored Shirts, two rich China tea sets for children.
Hampton's Vegetable Tincture kept constantly for
sale. au 4?tr
Death to Rata, Mice. Cockroaches, and Ante!
i riMIK North American Exterminator is
1 warranted superior, and cheaper, than
any and nil other articles heretofore "If. red
?to the public, for exterminating Rats, Mine,
Blark and Bed Ants, from dwelling-houses,
stores, granaries, vessels, Ac. They will eat It readily, and
Rats and Mice are not likely to die in the building. For
further information ask for a circular, to he had of tho
agent gratis. If you want a truly valuable article, ask
for the North American Rat Exterminator, and tal>e no
other. Price, 37cents per box, which contains mfll
clent to clear an ordinary building several times. Hold
wholesale and retail by A. GRAY, Bookseller,
au 14 co Till street, opposite Odd Fellows' Ilall.
I)ROPOS AI.S will be received by the undersigned
until the 29th inst. for constructing a culvert across
It street north, at Uie intersection of 11th street west, of
the same dimensions and to connect with the culvart that
empties into the eanal at 11th street.
The length of the culvert will be about 04 feet: the
abutments of blue stone, to be three feet thick, resting on
n timber foundation, and to be well sheet-plied. The ma
terials in the old culvert across B street to be used in the
The proposals will state the price for completing lhe
whole work, including excavation and filling on crown of
arch (o the grade of B street north.
P. 8.?Plan can be seen by calling on the Undersigned.
W. H. DECORS,
au 19? Commissioner First and Second Wards.
HARDWARE, CUTLERY, Ac.
We are now receiving, by ship Living
1 Age, from Liverpool, and from American
-manufacturers, large additions to our
? Stock, which we offer at very low prices.
CAMPBELL A OOYLK,
an 15?lm* Sign of the Anvil, Penna. BTei,ue.
BELLING OFF AT LESS THAN COST!
10 whole boxes Raisins, in fine order.
ft half do do do
19 quarter do do do
23 jars new crop Prunes
3? drums Smyrna Figs, No. 1.
I/>t of Oroundnuts, Pslm nuts, Ac., Ac.
Intending to make a change in my business, I will sell
my stock of FRUITS a great deal leas than cost.
JAR. T. LLOYD,
au 15?tr Pa. nr., 3 doors east of Ifith st.
Attention, Cheweri and Smokers !
DOWNER'S popular Cigar and Tobacco stand is wall
supplied with the beet Havanas and Principrs.
Also a splendid lot of Chewing Tobacco, to which ho ex
tends a cordial Invitation to his friends and to gentlemen
of taste generally. Jun 25?
TIN, IRON, STEEL, AND AGRICULTURAL
I" HAVE JUST RECEIVED * supply of the following
articles, which 1 will sell as low as they can he had
in this market for cash :
Roofing Tin, bright and leaded, 14 by 20
Bright Tin, 10 by 14; Sheet Zinc *
Bar, Round, and Square Iron?American, English and
Band and Hoop Iron, Plough Plates and Landsldes
Cart Steel, American and Knglish Blister Steel
Cart and Buggy Axles, and Wagon Boxes
Horse Shoes,Horse Nails, and Nail Rods
Cut and Wrought Nails and Spikes
Pumps, Grindstones, Wheelbarrows, and Tracks
Ploughs, Harrows, and Cultivator*
Corn Shelters and Com Mills
Vegetable Cutters and .Straw Out tiara
Wheat Fans and Churn*
Sausage Cutter* and Sausage Staffers
Ox Yoke*, Cattle Tie* and Bull Ring*
Root Puller* and Bramble Hook*
Fruit Gatherer* and Corn Paroher*
Shovel*, Spadea, Fork*, Rakaa, and How
Folding Ladder* and Water Ram*
Vegetable Boiler* and Garden Syringe*
Wire for Fencing and Screw Wrenebea
Garden Trowel*, Pruning Scissors, Ac., Ae.
an 11?aodSnt 9pp. Brown's Hotel, Pa at,
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