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V2?. XXIV. WASHINGTON. D. C.. WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 17. 1864 N2. 3,57s,
?. T.?18CO.?X
Persons of sedentaryhabits troubled with weak
aess, lassitude, palpitation of th? heart, lack o
ap?etite. distress after eating, torpid liver, con
stipation. A?.. deserve to suffer if they will sot
try the celebrated
PLANTATION BITTERS,
which are now recommended by the highest medi
cal authorities, and warranted to produce an im
mtdiau beneficial effect. They are exceedingly
agreeable, perfectly pnre, and must en per cede all
ether toniea wlftere a healthy, gentle stimulant is
required.
They purify, strengths and invigorate.
They ereate a healthy appetite.
They are an antidote to a change of water and
di?t.
They overcome effects of dissipation and late
hours.
They strengthen the system and enliven the
mind.
They prevent miasmatic and intermittent fevers
They purify the breath and aeidity of the
stomach.
They enre Dyspepsia and Constipation,
They enre Diarrhea, Cholera, and Cholera
Morbus.
They cure Liver Complaint and Nervous Head
ache.
They make the wean strong, the languid bril
s
liact, and are exhausted nature's great restorer.
They are composed of the celebrated Calisaya
bark, wintergreen, sassafras, roots and herbs, all
preserved in perfectly pure St. Croix rum. For
particulars, see circulars and testimonials around
each bottle.
Beware of imposters. Examine every bottle.
See tfcat it has D. S. Barnes' signature on our pri
vate U.S. Stamp over the cork, with plantation
icene. and our firm signature on a fine steel plate
engraving on side label. See that our bottle is not
refilled with spurious and deleterious stuff. We defy
any person to match the taste or character of our
goods. Any person pretending to sell Plantation
Bitters by the gallon or in bulk, is an imposter.
We sell only in our log cabin bottle. Any person
imitating this bottle, cr selling any other material
therein, whether called Plantation?Bitters or not,
is a criminal under the U. S. Law, and will be so
prosecuted by us. We already have our eye on two
parties re-filling our bottles. Ac., who will succeed
in getting themselves into close quarters. The
demand for Drake's Plantation Bitters from ladies,
clergymen, merchants, Ac., is perfectly incredible.
The simple trial of a bettle is the evidence we pre
sent of their worth and superiority. They are sold
by all respectable druggists, grocers, physicians,
fcote!", saloons, steamboats and country stores.
P. )1. DRAKE fc CO.?
aug2 eo3m 262 BROADWAY, N. Y.
C. W. BOTELER. JNO. W. BOTEL1B
C. W. BOTELER Ic SO.I,
IMF0BTIR8,
WHOLESALE AXD RETAIL DEALERS
is
CHINA, GLASS AND CROCKERY WARE,
TABLE CUTLERY, SILVER-PLATED WAKE,
BRITANNIA WARE, BLOCK TIN GOOD8,
TIN CHAMBER SETS, COAL OIL LAMPS,
JAPANNED WAITERS, LOOK MATTS,
FEATHER DUSTERS, BRUSHES,
WOOD WARE, AND
HOUBEKEEPINO ARTICLES GENERALLY.
mr HOUSES, HOTELS, and steamboats
FURNISHED AT SHORT NOTICE.
318 IRON HALL.
PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE.
17-eo6m between 9th and loth sts
N
0 T I 0 E .
In Compliance with an ordinance of the Corpo
ration, entitled "An act for the removal of offal,
slept*. Ac.," the public are hereby notified that all
kitchen offal will be removed from their respec
tive dwellings once a day until the 1st October
next, and all housekeepers are hereby notified to
place vessels sufficient to contain such offal, and
easily h?ndled, in the rear of their several prem
iere, when accessible to the garbage carts, and
when not accessible in the rear, then at a place
most convenient, F. R. DORSETT,
Commissioner Fir.st Ward:
JAS. W. SPALDING,
Commissioner Second Ward:
JOHN T. GARNER, '
Commissioner Third Ward:
WM. DOUGLASS,
Commissioner Fourth Ward:
WM. H. HAMILTON.
CommiMicner Fifth Ward;
? W. A. FLETCHER,
Commissioner Sixth Ward;
J AS. H. BIRCH.
Commissioner Seventh Ward.
If. B. All offal of other kinds will be promptly
removed by notifying the Commissioners of the
same. je 28-lawim
w
A T E R K ^_N T B.
Watkr Registrar's Ornoi, >
Citv Hall, JulvT, 18M.|
All persons who use the Aqueduct water on their
premises are hereby notified that the water rent is
vow due to the Corporation for the period from
July 1, 18m, to January 1, 1365.
The water rent is required to b? PS
flee during this month of July. If not paid by or
before August 1st, the law commanda that the
water be shut off at the main and not restored ex
cept upon payment of arrears and two dollars for
expeose of abutting off and restoring.
The law does not previde for serving Individual
notices, and this public notice is all that will be
given. RANDOLPH OOYL*,
Jy 8-lm Water Regiatrar.
JOSEPH REYNOLDS A CO.
PLUMBERS, OAS, AND STEAM FITTERS,
No. 600 Nimvh Strut, near avenue.
Have last received, and will constantly keep oa
hand, the largest and best aaaortmeut ia t*e city
of Chandeliers, Brackets, Drop Lights, Portables,
Glass Globes, mica and other Shades, and all arti
stes ia this line, from the best establishment* in
New York, Philadelphia, Ac., which will be sold
oa the most reanonahle terms.
Also, RANGES, FURNACES, and Fire-Board
Stoves.
We are prepared to tarnish the hest RANGE in
use anywhere, on very reasonable terms. Hotels,
Restaurants, Ac., are invited to call,
We do all kin da of GAB and sfEAM fittings
promptlv and cheap, as also everything ia the
PLUMBING line in the moat satisfactory manner.
Call and seeour Bathing Tubs, Fountains Water
Oloeeta. Wash-stands, Basins, Ae., Ae., at No. 400
Ninth street, near PennBylvanlaaveaue,the largest
astahllshment m the city, fsj-eotf
J EBB ON THE ATTACK AND DEFENCE OF
out-posts; London.
Lttndy's Elements of Fortification: London.
?ir Howard Douglass on Fortification; Loudon.
Vaabau's First Syhlem, fry Tboi. JLimber; Lon
4(The Modem 8y>tem of Fortification, by Thomas
Bimber; London. . . . T
Field Works, by Thog. Kimber; London.
Hyde'a fortification: London.
Lendy' Fortification; London.
Mahan'a Field Fortification.
Duane's Manual for Engineers-^ TAYLQB>
m/| AYOK'8 OFFICE. CITY HALL, s
lvl Washisuio*, D. C., Aaffust 8,1864.
NOTICE ia hereby given to the owners of
GOATS running at large within the limits of the
Fourth Ward, that under a law of this corpora
tion. they are liable to a fine of three dollars for
aaeh animal so found: and it is also, made the
duty of the polio* eoaatables, iafter thi* notice he
given to the owners. t.o kill at! foe ad running
au a-'^lt [latel.l Qommiseioaer 4th Ward.
SW . fcG WB B ?
PERSONAL.
A1
TJEB80NAL.-WM. PBINCK. 3-J1 F street,oppo
X site tb? Patent Office, ia the only one in town
who doea FLUTING, having three Terr elegant
machines now in operation. Ladies who desire
this very fashionable trimming ahoald (ire him *
call. Stamping in all it* varieties elegantly done.
Stamped Qooda, Braid and Bilks for a Je. an 12-tf
LL Dl?EA8ES~OF A PRIVATE NATCRJ
CURED
ARRIVED FROM PARIS NINETEEN WEEKS
AGO.
DR. BECHTINGER, formerly Surgeon la
eharge in the Austrian and Italian army, oe
enpied himself with the treatment of all kinda of
diseases. Particular attention given to Female
Diseases and Private Diseases. Besides the knowl
edge of three old languages, he converses in Bug.
lists. French Italian, Gorman, and Spanish lan
gnages His Imverial Commissions ana his Diplo
mat* from the moat celebrated university of Europe
hang ia his office. No. 499 Seventh strept. Dr.
Becntingeria wry much encouraged to have during
thin very short time the patronage of the public or
Washington, as. among many others notpub
I'shed.the following certificates may be attested:
?' This is to certify that I haye been troubled for
the last three years with a chronic disease, resist
ing all medical treatment, and which through the
aid of Dr. Bechtinger; I have been perfectly cured,
"Washington eitr, 1st June. 1864. G. DONE."
" Your treatment of my involuntary discharge
and your success in it, recommend you^ynry hi^h
What German newspaper, (Weker Columbia,)
says:
" After a lon^ sickness my poor child became
dropsical, in which time I call to you, dear sir, and
you saved him. MA8C0N A B.
B street. No 2M."
"I had tried all specifics, without any effect,
against the chrenic lung disease of my eldest son,
until under your treatment he improved
"Maryland ay., 12th st. MULLER. Painter."
All these and many other very difficult cures
have been made by Br. B. in the above specified
time. Regular offiee hours from 9 toll a. m? and
4 to 6 p.m. For the poor and unfortunate posi
tively only from 11 to 12. Medicines without
eharge. No. 499 Seventh street, opposite Odfi
fellows' Hall. au 10-lm*
FEMALE COMPLAINT8 receive partiular atten
tion at Dr. DARBY'S Office, 492 7th street
between D and E. Those in need of a confidential
adviser cad be suited by calling on him. aa5-lm*
PRIVATE COMPLAINTS Are treated, either
personally or by letter, at Dr. WOOD'S Office,
4 9b 7th street. Separate rooms for patients. Of
fice open day and night. au 5 lm*
Madame aholiab would rkspectful
ly announce to her friends and the public
generally, that she ia now settled permanently in
rouse No. 249 0 street, between 4X and 6th sts.,
Island, where she is prepared to read, to all who
require it, the Past, Present and Future. Being
an impressed medium, she is able to advise ana
counsel with safety upon all matters; especially
business matters; or in fact, anything nf import
ance. Ladies 75 cents; Gentlemen $1.25. Can be
consul ted from 8 a. m. unti IJJ^ p. m. au B-2w*
17XTRA0RDINABY POWjfiB- Mrs L SMITH,
M-J Clairvoyant ana Test meajum, 252 4th street,
a few doors above I street, with the aid of spirits,
examines all kinds of diseases, sees your dead ana
living friends; describes them, get! names; tells
character: reads the future. Advice about busi
ness. Sitting $2. jy 18-lm*
TRAVELERS' DIRECTORY.
Bcapb mat.
Y JiAILROAD FROM PHILADELPHIA FROM
WALNUT STREET PIER,f
VIA WEST JERSEY RAIL
OAD.
At 6 a. m., aceommodation due at loitf a. m.
At 10 a. m., express due at 1J? p. m.
A t 4% a. m.. express due at 8 p. m.
Returning, leave Cape May?
6 a. m. express due at9H a. to.
11.45 accommodation due at4}{ p. m.
5.10 p. m. express due at 8% p. m.
Through without change of carl or baggage.
New cars, and everything first-class.
)e ai 3m J. VAN RENSSELAER. 8upt.
BALTIMORE AND OHIO R.A1JLROAD.
On and after Sunday, June 19th, 1864, Daily Train*
will be run between Washington and New York
and Washington and the West, as follows:
FOB PHILADELPHIA, NEW YORK AND
BOSTON.
Leave Washington at 7.30 a. m., 11,15 a. m., and
8.9) p. m. daily, except Sunday.
On Sunday at 8 JO p. m. only.
FOR BALTIMORE AND PHILADELPHIA.
Leave Washington at 3 p tn. daily, except Sun
day.
Passengers will note that this tram runs as far
as Philadelphia only.
FOR NEW TORE.
Leave Washington daily at 6.30 p. m.
This train is for New York passengers exclusively.
FOR BALTIMORE.
Leave Washington at 6.30a. m., 11.IB a. m.,Sp.
m.,4.46p. m., 7.20 p. m , and 8.30 p.m..exceptBun
da Sunday at 7.30 i.n.,Jp.m., and 8.30 p. m,
FOR ALL PARTS OF THE WEST.
Leave Washington at 6.30 a. m,and 3,4.45 and8 JO
p.m. daily, except Sunday.
On Sunday at 3 and 8.30 p. m
Tickets sold to all points WEST, and baggage
iheckcd through.
FOR ANNAPOLIS.
Leave Washington at 6.30 a. m. and 4.40 p. m.
daily, except Sunday.
No train for Annapolis on Sunday.
Trains leaving Washington at 7.30 a. m. and
6.30 p. m. go through to New York without change
ty tars.
Sleeping ears on 6.30 and 8 JO p. m. trains. Bertha
ean be seemed until 6 p. m. dally at the ticket of
fice. After tnat hour they must be secured of the
sleeping car conductor.
The first and fifth trains stop at all way points.
The 3 p. m. train stops only at Bladensburg,
Beltsville, Laurel, Annapolis Junction and Relay
House daily, except Sunday.
On Sunday it stops at all way points.
PARTICULAR NOTICB.
Passengers will please observe that the 3 p. ?.
train runs only a* far as Philadelphia daily, except
Sunday. On Sunday it runs to B alum ore only. Also,
that the 6 JO p. m. train takes New York passengers
^For further information, tickets of any kind,
Ac., apply to GEO. 8. KOONTz, Agent at Wash
ington, or at the Ticket Office. _ _
W. P. SMITH. Master of Transportation.
L. M. COLE. General Ticket Agent. je20 tf
G
BEAT PENNSYLVANIA BOUTB
TO TH?
NORTHWEST AND SOUTHWK&T.
ON AND AND AFTEB NOVEMBER l?TH
trains will leaye Baltimore from the North Cal
vert Station as follows:
Fast Mail at^? ?-?? ? ? ? ? ?> 9 10 A. M.
Harrisburg Aceommodation__3.(0 P. M,
Lightning Express ??9J0 p. m.
THE 6.30 A. M. TRAIN FROM WASHINGTON
connects with the9.20 a. m. train from Baltimore
for Pitteburg and the West,and for Elmlra, Buff
alo, Rochester, Dunkirk ^Canandaigma, and Ni
agara Falls, and for New York city.
THE 7.39 P. M. TRAIN FROM WASHINGTON
connects with the 9.30 p. m. train from Balti
more for Blmira and the North and Pittsburg
and the West. ?
SLEEPING OAR8 ON NIGHT TEA INS
BOLOisaa' Tiogars at Govsrhxbxt Ratss.
ONE THROUGH TRAIN ON SUNDAY,
LOW FAR! AND QUICK TIME.
KTFor tickets and iey information apply at the
office of the Great Pennsylvania Route, corner
Penn. avenue and tfth street, under National Hotel.
Washington. J. N. DUBABRY
Superintend ent N. O. B.
E. J.WILEIN8,
Pass and Tieket Agent, cor. 6th at. and
5e ?-tf Penn. aveane,
WMPOBTANT TO SUTLERS
BUTLERS WILL FIND
H. ?. DOWNING * CO.'B
CONCENTRATED OLAM
TO BE A MOST VALUABLE ARTICLE TO
THEIB TRADE.
It Mils vasy vapidly, and to the moat economical
article of din far the oMeer's mess. It is prepared
In one minute, and makes a most delicious 8oup or
Chowder. It is highly recommended hp Am
Burgeons. The profits are large,
H. ?. DOWNING A 00.,
Manufacturers of Conoentrated Food
No. Ill Bast 18th at.. New York.
For sale by BARBOUR A 8BMMES, Sol* Agents,
?I Louisiana A venae,
Washington, D. O
T IMEiAND CEMENT I
Li Jut received a cargo of superior
ROCKLAND LIMB.
Also, a ear go of superior
HYDRAULIC CEMENT,
whiefc we offtr at the lowest market rates.
LIMB, PLA8TER, HAIB AND CEMENT,con
stantly o* hand. i. P. BABTHOLOW, .
^ 19- eoflw corner 7th street and Qanal.
AMUSEMENTS.
CANTERBURY HALL.
music J canterbury HALL,) AND
hal llcantekbury HALL.f theater
looiaix>A anitn,
Iftar Corner cj Sixth street. Hear of National and
Metropolitan Hotels.
oioboi lii - Proprietor.
W. E. Catajadch ? ..Stage manager.
THE GREAT center
THE GREAT CENTER
THE GREAT CENTER
THE GREAT CENTER
OF ATTRACTION.
OP ATTRACTION.
OF ATTKaPTION,
op ATTRACTION.
THE PIONEER musio HALL,
THE PIONEER MUSIC HALL,
THE PIONEER MUSIC HALL,
THE PIONEER MUSIC HALL,
which has stood the
TEST OF YEARS.
TEST OP YEARS.
TEST of YEARS.
TEST OP YEARS.
THE PUBLIC S FAVORITE RESORT.
THE PUBLIC'S FAVORITE RESORT.
THE PUBLIC'S FAVORITE besoht.
thb PUBLIC'S FAVORITE RESORT.
First week of the world-renowned
SCOTTISH NIGHTINGALE,
SCOTTISH NIGHTINGALE,
SCOTTISH NIGHTINGALE,
SCOTTISH NIGHTINGALE,
SCOTTISH NIGHTINGALE,
mi*8 AGNES SUTHERLAND.
MI8S AGNES sutherland,
MI88 AGNES SUTHERLAND,
MISS AGNES motherland,
MISS AGNES SUTHERLAND,
MTSS AGNES sutherland,
MI8S AGNES sutherland,
MIPS AGNES SUTHERLAND!
mi88 AGNES 8utherland,
miss agnes Sutherland!
Third week of the engagement of
MISS 8ALLIE 8UNDERLAND,
MISS SALLIE SUNDERLAND,
MISS SALLIE SUNDERLAND,
m1s8 SALLIE SUNDERLAND,
MISS SALLIE sunderland!
MISS SALLIE 8UNDERLAND,
MI88 SALLIE punderland,
MISS SALLIE STTNDERLAND,
miss sallie sunderland!
miss sallie sunderland!
THE GREAT BALLADIST OF THE DAY.
THE GREAT BALLADIST OF THB DAY
THE GREAT BALLADIST OF THE DAY
THE GREAT BALLADI8T OF THE DAY*
THE GREAT BALLADI&T OF THE DAY!
MON8. szollosy,
MON8. SZOLLOSY,
MON8. 8ZOLLO8Y,
MON8. SZOLLOSY,
MON8. SZOLLOSY.
MONS. SZOLLOSY,
MON8. SZOLLOSY,
MONS. SZOLLOSY,
the eelehrated Maitre de Ballet, and hie
magnificent BALLET TROUPB.
MAGNIFICENT BALLET TROUPE.
magnificent BALLET TROUPB.
MAGNIFICENT BALLET TROUPB,
magnificent BALLET TROUPB.
!?4?sjft0knt BALLET TROUPE.
s?s?ijli,!0*NT BALLET TROUPE.
MAGNIFICENT BALLET TROUPE.
THE BEAUTIFUL WESNER BISTERS,
MARY,
MARY,
MARY,
MARV,
MARY,
ELLA.
ELLA,
ELLA,
ELLA,
ELLA,
SALLIE,
SALLIE,
BALLIE,
SALLIE.
SALLIE,
AND LIZZIE.
AND LIZZIE,
AND LIZZIE,
AND LIZZIE,
? AND LIZZIE,
Who wulappear in eome Charming Dances.
The Great Ethiopian Comedians,
MULLIGAN,
MULLIGAN,
MULLIGAN,
MULLIGAN,
MULLIGAN,
MULLIGAN,
MULLIGAN,
MULLIGAN, wlpT
WEST,
west!
WEST,
WEST,
WEST,
WEST,
DOUGHERTY,
dougherty,
DOUGHERTY.
dougherty,
DOT'GHERTY,
DOUGHERTY,
dougherty, .
b008hirti. wllll,
WILLIAMS,
WILLIAMS,
WILLIAMS,
WILLIAMS,
WILLIAMS,
WILLIAMS,
WILLIAMS, and
REDDEN,
REDDEN.
REDDEN,
REDDEN
redden
BEDDBN
redden,
redden
In a new selection of Comic Acts.
The characteristic Ballet, entitled
THB BELLE OP THE VILLAGE.
THE BELLE OF THB VILLAGE.
THE BELLE OF THE VILLAGE.
THE BELLE OP the VILLAGE
THE BELLE OF THB VILLAGE
THB BELLE OF THE VILLAGE
THE BELLE OF THE VILLAGE'
THE BELLE OF THE VILLAGE!
The side-splitting Farce,
WANTED 1,000 MILLINERS.
WANTED 1,000 MILLINERS!
WANTED 1,000 MILLINERS.
WANTED 1,000 MILLINER^!
WAN1ED 1,000 MILLINERS.
WANTED 1,000 MILLINERS,
WANTED 1,000#M I LLINERs!
WANTED 1,000 MILLINERS,
And a selection of
ENTIRELY NEW act8,
ENTIRELY NEW acts,
ENTIRELY NEW acts!
ENTIRELY NEW acts,
ENTIRELY NEW acts!
TO-NIGHT.
TONIGHT.
TO-NIGHT.
TO-NIGHT.
TO-NIGHT.
STRANGERS,
strangers,
STRANGERS,
STRANGER8, .
STRANGERS,
dout fail to
visit THB CANTERBURY,
visit THB canterbury,
VI8IT THB OABTBBBURY,
VISIT THE CANTERBURY,
yi8it THE canterbury,
If yon would witness a
PERFORMANCE WORTH SEEING.
performance WORTH 8BBING.
PERFORMANCE WORTH SEEING.
performance WORTH 8ebing.
PERFORMANCE WORTH SEEING
FAMILY
FAMILY
FAMILY
MATINEE,
MATINEE,
matinee;
ibb!
FAMILY MATINL-,
FAMILY MATINEE,
FOR LADIES AND children.
FOR LADIE8 AND CHILDREN!
vor LADIES AND children.
FOR LADIES A.f d children!
for ladies and cuildrbn!
SATURDAY AFTERNOON.
SATURDAY AFTERNOON!
IaSubdat ij|spoo8
SATURDAY AFTERNOON*
mm-.
at a o'
AT 3 O'clock.
" 2 o clock.
ABMI88I
admlssi
AT
AT a O'clock.
it* CTB.; children. UCT8
children; i? c?!.
children. 16 cis.
ib,**, keldin*six
3
in
AUTBW ?
Tiekets for sal* at the principal Hotels and Res
taurant*.
*? ' ? , at 7 ?'eloek; ? ? 11 *
l 4" !
TELEGRAPHIC NEWS.
FROM FORTRESS MONROE.
Gta. Grant's new Movement?Capture of
Six Gnat, Two M*rtarif and One Hun
dred Prisoners?Fighting Within Seven
Miles of Richmond?Two Lines el the
Enemy's Earthworks Carried.
Citv Poiht, Va., Aug. 15.?When, at early
dawn on Saturday, the 13th, the ever-fighting
2d corps came marching into our wrecked city
with bands playing, bayonets gleaming, and
torn banners proudly fluttering, everybody and
bis friend guessed its destination to be Mary*
laud or Pennsylvania.
The shipment of the troops was made from
two points?the ordnance and the forage docks.
At the latter place the Sanitary Commission
had an ample supply of ice water, which was
duly drawn upon. As each vessel loaded up,
she headed down stream and anchored off
Lighthouse Point. " If bound for Washington,
why not go ahead I Why anchor there I" que
ried one "cute" person, which caused another
observant individual to remember 'that he had
seen the pontoon?, which lie just -.bcve the
Point, all manned and awaiting order?.
This settled the question of up or downstream
in their minds. The loading of transports con
tinned nntil dark. At midnight I was dis
turbed by the conversation of two men, the
same two whose opinions I havejustrecorded.
They had watched since dark the fleet as it
lay at anchor, and now they were about to
have their viewB confirmed, for presently there
glided past us in ominous silence the Kenebec,
on which were Gens Hancock, Barlow, Miles
and their staffs. Fifty rods to tne rear came
another vessel; then another and another, until
thirty-two bad passed. Watching them until
their lights were put out by Turkey Bend, I
retired.
At P a. m. of Sunday, the 14tb, the Metamora
received on board Gen Grant and stall", and
passed up the river. Half an hour after the
United States Sanitary Commission tug Gov
ernor Curtin, laden with supplies and nurtes,
followed to find the whereabouts of the -2d
corps. Before arriving at her destination,
she was hailed by the gunboat Agawam. This
vessel while engaging a rebel battery the day
previous, had received a shell, which ex
ploded, killing three men, and wounding eight
others.
Leaving all necessary supplies with them,
the boat soon after arriyed at iieep Bottom, the
place where our troops had debarked. They
had already found tne enemy, and were en
gaging him about a mile distant from the bot
tom, and though it was evident that we had
surprised him, be was rallying admirably.
Later in the day, when the Gov. Curtin took
more supplies and a reinforcement of nurses,
we learned from very reliable sources that our
forces had wrested from the rebels several
well defended positions, in which we lost 250
in killed and wounded, very few killed, how
ever.
We have captured six guns, two mortars,
and over 100 prisoners. The object of the ex
pedition is not yet apparent to outsiders. If
the eapture of Fort Darling be it, we have first
to pass the Howlett House battery, built on as
high a bluff as Darling itself, from whence they
could deliver a plunging fire such as no vessel
could stand#
Commanded by this battery is a bar over
which only very light dfaft vessels could pass.
I hope it is not contraband for me to tell, that
measures are in progress by which both of
these obstacles will no longer be considered as
such, the conformation of the river near there
favoring a canal project, which already gives
earnest of better results than the Vicksburg
affair. Other points, not necessary for me to
name here, discourage the idea of Fort Darling
being the real point of attack.
Belore these lines reach yon, however, this
point will probably be settled.
Movements of Hancock's Corps.
B*rmfda Hvhdrkd, via Fortress Mow
roe, August 14.?Yesterday (the 13th instant)
the 2d corps (Hancock's) were going on board
transports at City Point all day, apparently
for Washington, and started down the river,
the bands playing gaily. Of course, the Mbels
were watching from the shore, and no doubt
felt much interest in the movement. The trans
ports did certainly go down the river for ten
miles or more, when, however, they suddenly
put about, and under cover of darKness re
turned, coming up by this place under full
speed at 10 o'clock p. m., and proceeded up the
river!
At the same time the loth corps, with the ar
tillery of the 2d corps, were crossing to the
north side of the James river, and they were
all landed up the river within twelve miles of
Richmond before 3 o'clock this morning. This
force, with Gen. Foster's, makes quite a re
spectable army. It is understood that their
first move will be to destroy, if possible, the
rebel pontoon bridges above Fort Darling. If
this is done, Lee would be unable to cross his
army to the north side without marching by
way of Manchester, more than 20 miles. Thus
far all works well.
Musketry firing was heard in the direction
of this movement this morning.
FROM EUROPE.
Sailing of theU. S. Steamer Niagara?Con
tradictory Reports of the Georgia?The
Danish Question Settled?Decline and
Recovery of American Stocks.
Nkw York, August 16.?The steamship Asia,
from Liverpool, has arrived this evening. The
Australasian has also arrived from Liverpool.
The United States steamer Wachusett and
the ship Ourarel were at Rio Janeiro, July 9.
The Niagara, after taking in coal and pro*
visions, left Liverpool on the 5th, destination
unknown.
Rumors were current on the 4th that the late
rebel cruiser Georgia had been seized by order
of the Government, as she was about leaving
Liverpool. It turned out, however, that she
was simply detained by her owner. It is alleged
that the Georgia is now the bona fide property
of Mr. Bates, by whom she has been put in
thorough repair, and is about leaving Liverpool
for Lisbon, under charter to the Portuguese
Government to carry troops to the west coast
of Africa, and the mails between Lisbon and
the Azores.
It is alleged that the Niagara waited
outside the Mersey for the Georgia, but it is
contradicted.
The Times' city article says: "Advices from
Frankfort state that, under the pressure of
some sales on American account, the prices of
United States bonds gave way for some days,
until the quotations were only two per cent,
above those of New York; but sucn is the
eagerness of the German public to increase
investments, that as soon as the pressure of the
exceptional operations were removed, a re
covery sook place of more than three per cent.
The reason for this renewed furore consists
In the word peace having been mentioned in
the last telegrams.
It is stated that the estimate of 30,000,000
pounds sterling as the total of these secnrities
absorbed in Germany and Holland, is certain
ly below the actual amount
The settlement of the Danish question is
confirmed vis Copenhagen.
Finn" into a Mississippi Steamer?The
Captain and Others Killed.
Cairo, Aug. 14.?The steamer Empress, from
New Orleans on the 6th insu, arrived here to
"'she was fired into on the afternoon of the
loth about a mile below Gaines' Landing, by
a masked rebel battery of six i2-pounders, sup
ported by a strong force of cavalry posted on
the Arkansas shore.
Sixty shot and shell struck the steamer. One
of the latter penetrated her hnll and burst in
her hold.
* The rebels also poured in a heavy fire of mus
ketry, riddling her upper works.
She bad about 500 persons on board, inclu
ding '200 sick and discharged soldiers, and 50 or
60 ladies and children.
Five persons were killed and U wounded.
Capt. Mai ley, the commander of theVteamer,
was killed, his bead being shot off while telling
the pilot " never to surrender."
Portions of the engine were broken and dis
abled, Which rendered the boat unmanage
able, and she commenced drifting towards the
rebfl battery.
At this critical moment, gunboat No. 3 ap
peared on the scene, opened fire upon the reb
els and took the Empress in tow to a plaoe of
safety, where her damages, ton certain ex
tent, were repaired.
The gunboat then convoyed her 25 mileo up
nn the river.
The killed and wounded are mostly dis
charged soldiers, and belong to various regi
mf2eut. Siddens, of the 1st Indiana heavy ar
tillery. is among the killed.
None of the women or children were in
^fvreat credit is awarded to the oMcere of the
Emoress for their coolness and bravery, and
also to Gen, McNeil, of St. Louis, for hla ef
, forts to ??.ve the boat.
From Memphis.
Oaibo, III., August 15.?Ex-Mayor Park, of
Memphis, was arrested and lodged in the
recnving prison in that city on the 11th instant,
for using indiscreet language in regard to the
military authorities.
Break in the Canal.
Alpaky, August 15.?A break occurred In
the canal yesterday a few miles this side of
Schenectady. It will take three days to
repair it.
FROM SHERMAN'S ARMY.
From a letter in the Chattanooga Gazette of
August llth, dated Atlanta, August 6tb, we
gather the following particulars:
Hood is showing good plnck. He does not
refuse to fight when a good opportunity offers
itself. Without doubt, he has a larger army
than has before confronted Sherman: but, if
be does not change bis base soon, he will need
somebody to help him let the Yankeet alone.
Deserters report that reinforcements are con
tinually arriving from Mississippi, Alabama,
and other parts. Th?y are mostly conscripts,
or State troops, and are bronght In squads ol
from fifty to four or fire hundred.
Tbe private soldiers demand that the result
shall be determined here. They say that they
have left their homes, their families, many of
them have come with them to Atlanta, and if
they cannot whip the Yankees now, they never
can eleewhere. Many of them declare openly
that they will not follow the rebel army on
another retreat. This threat, however, is too
much on the familiar "last ditch" style, to be
relied on. . .
The report lately circulated through the rebel
camps, that Johnsten was again placed in com
mand, turns ont'to be false. It was probably
started by the enemies of Hood.
The '23d corps went in gloriously on the ex
treme right, day before yesterday. It relieved
Ward's (formerly Butterfleld's) division, of
the 2otn corps, on Wednesday, and about 4
o'clock p. m. on Thursday charged the enemy,
driving him across the Montgomery railroad
Heavy cannonading, occasionally interspersed
with the sharp rattle of small arms, has been
beard from the extreme right to-day (Friday.)
There has also been heavy skirmishing in front
of the 4th and 2Uth corps. The line of glitter
ing bayonets that encircles Atlanta ha3 been
gradually contracting, until shells may be
thrown into the very heart of the city from al
most any part of our works. In several places
onr lines approach within a mile and a hair of
Atlanta.
The railroad bridge across the Chattahoo
chee, at Vining's Station, is nearly completed.
The first train of cars passed over it to-day.
As the train came thundering along the track,
whistling defiance to the enemy cooped up
within tbe (late City, and groaning beneath its
load of hard tack and other army staples, it
was greeted by enthusiastic cheers by our boys
all along the line, for miles in each direction.
We almost felt sorry for the poor Johnnies
who were confined in their rifle pits, and had
not heard a "toot" lrom their own cars for
quite a week.
FROM THE SOUTH.
The following extracts are from Richmond
papers of tbe 12th and 13th lnsts.:
Conjectures as to Grant's Intentions.
rFrom the Richmond Examiner, August 13.]
Grant has sent away to the Valley of \ ir
ginia a very considerable portion of his Army
of the Potomac, which it is known has been
operating on "this line all summer." It is
not, however, yet possible to say positively
whether he designs to abandon entirely his po
sition before Petersburg. We do not think he
will abandon It until the presence of every
man he can muster is imperatively demanded
elsewhere. In the meantime much of his force
as is left on the Appomattox will keep close in
their impregnable earthworks, bang away
pretty leisurely at Petersburg, and thus keep
np a show of besieging that town.
The enemy resumed the shelling of Peters
burg yesterday morning. Heavy columns of
smoke in the direction of Grant's lines were
visible from this city yesterday evening.
Prince George Court House has been burned
by the enemy. They have also burned the town
of Darien, Oa.
Ditching Hatch Gap.
[From the Richmond Whig, August 13.j
It is rumored, with what truth weknow not,
that the Yankees are catting a canal across the
narrow neck of land formed by a bend in the
James, and known as Dutch Gap. Thisisdone,
we presume, with the forlorn hope of flanking
our position at llowlett's. Let them dig; but
they will socn discover that ditching, like mi
ning, did very well in tbe vicinity ol Vicks
burg, but neither can be successfully prose
cuted in the neighborhood of the James. The
gap is only about half a mile in width, while
by water the distance around the bendisseven
miles.
Rebel View of the Situation at Mobile.
The Richmond Whig takes a gloomy view ol
the situation at Mobile, and particularly of
iron-clads. It says:
"The naval disaster at Mobile is unques
tionably an unpleasant affair, and, we fear,
will tend to fix ineradically in the public mind
tbe idea already widely entertained, that our
iron-clad navy is foredoomed?each ship,
when built, either to be captured, blown up by
our own people, or stranded. The subsequent
surrender or a fortress, in the same quarter, as
strong as modern science, with the experience
ot the defense of Charleston, ample time and
unstinted resources could make it, fills all
hearts with a deep and lacerating griot and a
rankling spirit of indignation."
The successful defense of Charleston, at a
period when everybody apprehended that it
must fall under 'he new and terrible artillery
of Gen. Gilmore, is cited to show that Mobile
can and should be defended:
?'The works there are of a superior order,
and extensive enough at all threatened or as
sailable points. Those works are provided
with Runs of the heaviest calibre, such as have
been found in every instance at Charleston
potent enough to drive out of action the Moni
tors of the enemy in a very few minutes. 1 he
fall of Morris Island gave to the enemy batte
ries within twelve hundred yards of Fort
Sumter, in easy range of our works on Sulli
van's and James' Islands, and placed even
the inher harbor of Charleston under the guns
from the captured positions, and brought the
heart of the city itself within the range of Gil
more's Parrot guns. Nevertheless, steamers
from abroad have no difficulty in entering and
leaving that harbor at the present moment.
Fort Sumter is still in our possession; her il
lustrious walls contain formidable batteries
fitted to play no insignificant part should
Dahlgren ever be indnced to emulate the ven
turesome Farragut. There is no difficulty in
keeping up communications with all our ex
terior harbor defences. T1 _ ,,
?? On the other hand, Forts Gaines, Powell,
and Morgan are some thirty miles distant from
Mobile. They were valuable adjuncts, un
questionably, to the defense of the city, and
their Iosb is deplorable, but In no way vital to
that defense. Between them and Mobile have
been built and thoroughly armed a line of
works commanding the inner harbor. This
line the Yankee navy must reduce; land bat
teries cannot be bronght to bear upon them,
obstructions and torpedoes bar the way to be
passed; and the capture of Mobile should be a
far more difficult problem than than was that
of Charleston <t the beginning of July, 1HW.
Farragut has qualities which make him amore
dangerous adversary, we confers, than Dahi
gren; but Canby, from what we learn, is by no
means aa well fitted for the conduct of 8l?8
operations as Gilmore. General Canby is a
mere routine soldier, entirely without^ knowl
edge of artillery, tearful of r^ponsibiiity,
and, at bottom) a man of 8low? shallow intel
lect."
?- A few days ago a British officer in uniform
wS^ Sm. Kearsage in the port of Deal
S?Kilb. gangway: "IswpoMltti.
is the first time yon were ever boarded by in
Englishman 1" "Oh, no, sir, said the sailor,
"we were boarded by sixty the other day at
Cherbourg.^
~r-*- wh>t odd names some mortals are
blessed with. A family in Miohigan actually
named their last child Finis, supposing that It
was their last; but they afterwards happened
to have a daughter and two sons, whom they
called Addenda, Appendix and Supplement.
ISTMosquitoes love beef blood better than
they do any that flows in the veins ot human
kind. Just put a couple of pieces on plates
near your b?d at night, and you will sleep un
disturbed by these pests. In the morning you
will find them full and stupid with beef blood,
and the meat sacked dry.
|jy In Harrisburg, on Wednesday, August
10, at 2% o'clock p. m., the mercnry stood at
102 degrees in tbe shade! A* the same hour,
out of the shade, the mercury reached 12d de
grees. i <
Arrest ?f DrtUri la Contraband tM||
A?? A MAIL PO| Til |OUTH OAF?
*cfc?n. -
A lew w?ki ago, poUcwiia IanQt>e I). Kwlit,
of Baltimwe, vOeervwl a wagou, with two
bois?s attached in Undea style, moving down
Centre ftreet, near Calvert sireer, being driven
by Abram Bidclsoa, U?* wagon amtareutly
beavliv laden. H? went up to Btddlooa and
asked him what bis wagon contained, and be
replied "guano." The suspicions or the oAqar
vere at once arcusoii, as It was '-vident to him
that the load was not guano. Kid it followed
the wagon up and found that It contained a
number of barrels and boaes, evidently in.
tended for a point they should not have been
rent to. An iu veMiyation was instituted and
ihe facts were reported to the military authori
ties of Baltimore, who aided lu tbe in vvstiga
ticn. Tliis investigation resulted in the dis
covery that a large lot of goods bad beea
pipped irom the store of Kifb.ird Thompson,
lto Fayette street, near Howard, who was
>??e?i?at*iy arrested and confined at tbe
police StuUon. William Reeside, a clerfc in
i Dcmpson s store, waa subsequently arrested
?"d l?e?u?*'d Biddison as one of the party
v ho helped jo load the goods, in an alley III
MsiniltinnMThompson's store. Upon an ez
t wa*oa ,oad it wa? found that
three half barrels couuked coat and Test army
Alabama's'ta'mp.VirRiaia* ?nd
In a barrel was bundles of clothing, aboM,
hats, needlee, silk, thread, quinine, laudanum,
aad other article* in small packages, directed
t > viulous parties in Hiohmuuu, and other
D Ints in^the South. One of th? boxes con
t in< (i brass screws, of all siz??, used in the
macniactUTe ot musketa, Ac.; another box?a
?mall one?various articles of jewelry, valued
at atont si.tXKi. Upon opening the mail bag It
was found to contain four or live hundred
letterp, j,early all of which were written by
parttee living in Baltimore. Quite a number
of them were directed to prominent Qenerals
iu the r?bel army, m*ny were for line officers,
and a few lot naval ofih'tus. some of them con
taining amusing descriptions of scenes in tha
city of Baltimore during the late raid by the
rebels
A goodly number of the letters are said to
have been written by ladies, some of whom
speak of having set up all night during the
raid at the front windows of their residences,
expecting to hear the pattering of tbe hoofs of
the horses of the rebel cavalrymen in the
streets of Baltimore. Others speak of having
laid in a large stock of provisions, certainly
expecting to entertain their Southern friends;
while some speak of the Union troops being
routed at Monocacy, running away terribly
frightened, and also refer to the arrest of prom
lnent secessionists in the city. It is also stated
that during the raid all the banks, qdarter
masters, commissaries, etc, removed their
money and valuables aboard of vessels in the
harbor, preparatory to leaving if the rebels
should attempt fo enter Baltimore. From cer^
tain papers found In this mail, it appears that
this is the fifth load ol goods which have been,
sent South from Mr. Thompson's establish
ment. All the parties are now confined iu the
military prison, awaiting trial.
Financial.?Governments Looking l~p.?The
New YorkFostof yesterday evening says:
During tbe present dull season the most
prominent topics in Wall street are suggested
by the daily increasing demand for five
twenties, both from abroad and from our owe
citizens. The three last steamers have brought
larger orders than usual for these securities
from European capitalists. To-day bonds
amounting to more than one million of dol
lars are reported to have been bought up at
high rates by three or four prominent foreign
houses.
Gold opened at 25*5and after selling at
256 closes dull at 255 Jf. Exchange is inactive
at-288.
The loan market daily exhibit* increasing
evidence of the accumulation of capital seek
ing Investment on call. Few lender* are will
ing, however, to negotiate below 7 per cent.
Commercial paper passes freely at former
rates.
The stock market is irregular but Inactive
and stronger. Governments are steady, State
stocks dull, coal stoclis strong, mining shares
dull, bank shares flat, and railroad shares firm,
with more disposition to bny.
Before the first session gold was quoted &t
256 k.
The Commercial Advertiser says:
The most noticable feature of the market is a
renewal of the active demand tor Governments.
The steamship City of Baltimore brought large
orders for bonds, chiefly on German account,
which were mostly executed this morning.
Coupon 6'b of '81 opened at 108 and closed at
106X, an improvement of with sales of
$125,(00. Five-twenty coupons advanced \,
opening at 110, and closing at 109%, with sales
of 9185,000. Ten-forties were seld at the board
at 103^1 and certificates at
^"The I^owell Courier is encouraged to be
lieve that during the present century the Meri
mae river will be navigated by swift steam
boats from Concord to Newburyport.
^"Religions liberty is reviving in Naples.
Tbe Jews are allowed a private and sectarian
bnrial ground by tbe municipality.
AMUSEMENTS.
FORD'S NEW THEATER, 10th Street.
Above Pennsylvania avenue.
LAST WEKK OF TUB CHRISTY'S.
This Evening 8 nd every Evening during the Week.
ENGAGEMENT FOR A SHORTbEASON
of the Original and Only
CHRIST*'B MINSTRELS,
and the world-famou* Comic Artist,
GEORGE CHRISTY.
who will appear in their Uniqu?, Chaste, and Re
cherche Drawing-Rnf.m Knt?rtaionr'Ute.
au 15 6t JOHN P. SMITH, Business Agent.
FRIDAY EVENING, Aug. 19th benefit of Mr.
J. W. Ray tier, on which occasion Mr J.J. Peek
has kindly volunteered his services. Grand Mati
nee Saturday afternoon for th-s accommodation of
ladies and children. Christy's Minstrels appear
at the Alexandria Theater on Munday evening,
Aug. Ed, for one week only. au H-?t
VARIETIES! VARIETIES!!
Wonting Pennsylvania avenue and 9'A strtet.
FIT7, SIMMONS Proprietor and Manager.
SIX DEGREESOFCRIMI. 8 FECIAL NOT ICE.
We refer the worthy reader of this paper to the
graphic account written in the Daily Morning
hronicle and National Republican, in relation to
the proprietor t>f the Back street Music Hall*and
Model Artist Man?the "Lively Flea of Cranberry
HaU." Read it, for it interests the public in gen
eral. To-night and every night this week the
startling romance of the Six Degrees of Crime.
Idleness, Women. Gaming. Theft, Murder, and the
Scaffold. First we*k of the popular actor frent
the Philadelphia theaters, (engaged at an enor
mous salary,) Mr.Harry C. Andr?ws. who will ap
pear in his great character of Julio Donnilly. Tbe
charming actress, Lettie Chandler, a* Louisa. Tha
reet of the characters by the Varieties dramatic
company. The double Concert Hall Show, by the
freat a?ti#tes. John Thompson, Bob Hall, Harry
rancis. Master Barry, Fannie May, Annie Ill
wood, Isabel a Graham, with other arti?t<s.
Prices, 2? and 150 cents; Private Boxes, $5.
PIO NICS, EXCURSIONS, Ac.
CICOND GRAND ANNUAL AFTERNOON AND
O EVENING PIC-NIC Of TH1 e*
SHAMROCK CLUB. JB
Will be held at Seventh street Park, on
WEDNESDAY, Augost 17tb, 1364.
The Shamrock boys assured from past experience
that making known the date of their Pie-Nic, a
sufficient guarantee for all their friends to rally
around the Park.
The Marine Brass and String Band is engaged for
theoccasion at great expense, and a good time gen
erally, may be expected. JAS.L4WN,
au 16-2t* Secretary.
THE FIRST GRAND PIC-NIC
of the
POTOMAC ASSOCIATION,
will be given
AT THE WASHINGTON PARK,
Seventh Street,
THURSDAY, August loth. 18->4.'
Tickets, 50 Cents; admitting a Gentleman and
Ladies.
Managers.
C.Hall, A. J.Bradlr,
H. C. Lawrence, J. P.Carnell.
au 15-4t*
JAY COOKE tc CO., BANKER*,
Fifteenth Street, opposite U. S. Treasury,
Receive Subscriptions.for the
NEW U. S. 7 3-10 LOAN
authorized by the act of Jane 30th, 1364.
The notes will be issued nnder date of August
16th, in denominations of
#90, #100, t*00, #1,000 and #5,000,
payable to bearer or order, bearing interest at
7 3-10 per centum per annum, payable semi-an
nually , and will be convertible at the option of
the holder at maturity into si* per cent. Fivt
Twenty Bonda.
We buy and Sell?
GOVERNMENT BONDS ofaUi?s?eg,
treasury notes.
CERTIFICATES OF INDEBTEDNESS,
And COIN,
itid pay the highest price for
QUABTERMAST**'8 CERTIFICATE CHECKS.
jygT-tf JAT COOKE A CO.
BUTTER! ?
C HE1SEJ
J>. *? DUTKOW * BB0.J
Wholesale Dealer*,
au 10- No. Ato tth <
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