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V?. XXIV. . WASHINGTON. D. C.. WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 24. 1864 N*. 3.584.
DENTISTRY.
GMAL M,09V1?TI? DENTIBTEY,
UttM ****** without P9im Wilk tkl JfwkHtt *
adviao au S%2? uriii teethtae*.
iS^S-fa K?i ts tS5??*
prowed methodof Inserting Artificial TeatR. B
T<m oim m the (TMt improvementin Mateeth
yon will k?T? them in no other stylo than thlanaw
and yGamble ene. No. 849, Pa. avenne, between
Uth ud llth street*.
noTM 8. B. LIWI1, M. P., P?tlt
M. LOOM IB, M. D* ?Ventor and
of the MINERAL FLAT! TllT3.it- 4
tfpd* personally at hi* offlo* in thia
eity. Bur persons eu wear the**1
teeth who cannot wear other*, and no
person can wear others who aaanot wear thaw.
Persona calling at my offloe earn be accommodated
with any atyla and price of Teeth they may desire,
but to thoaa who are particular and wiah the purest,
cleanest, strongest, and moat perfect denture that
art can produce, the KINEAAL PLATE will ha
mere fully warranted.
looms In this eity?No 338 Pennsylvaniaavemu
between 9th and 10th streets. Alao, 90T Arab ft,
Philadelphia. mar?!y
8. T.?1860.?X.
Persons of sedentary habits troubled with weak
ne a, lassitude, palpitation of the heart, lack o
appetite, distress after eating, torpid liTSr, con
stipation, &e.. deserve to suffer if they will not
try the celebrated
PLANTATION BITTERS,
which are now recommended by the highest m?di>
eal authorities, and warranted to produee an iw?
mtdiais beneficial effect. They are exceedingly
agreeable, perfectly pure, and- must supercede all
ether tonics where a healthy, gentle stimulant is
required. ,
They parify, strengten and invigorate.
They create a healthy appetite.
They are an antidote to a change of water and
diet.
They overcome effects of dissipation and late
hours.
They strengthen the system and enliven the
Kind.
They prevent miasmatic and intermittent fevers
They purify the breath and acidity of the
stomach.
They cure Dyspepsia and Constipation,
They cure Diarrhea, Cholera, and Cholera
Morbus.
They eure Liver Complaint and Nervous Head
ache.
They make the weak strong, the languid bril
liant, and are exhausted nature's great restorer.
They are composed of the celebrated Calisaya
bark, wintergrcen, sassafras, roots and herbs, all
preserved in perfectly pure Bt. Croix rum. For
particulars, see circulars and testimonials around
each bottle.
Beware of imposters. Examine every bottle.
Bee that it has D. 8. Barnes' signature on our pri
vate U. S. Stamp over the cork, with plantation
scene, and our firm signature on a fine steel plate
cgTaving on side label. See that our bottle is not
?efiUed with spurious and deleterious stuff. We defy
>cy person to match the taste or character of our
oods. Any person pretending to sell Plantation
litters by the gallon or in bulk, is an impostor.
Te sell only in our log cabin bottle. Any person
mitating this bottle, or selling any other material
herein, whether called Plantation Bitters or not,
i a criminal under the U.S. Law, and will be so
reeecuted by us. We already have our eye on two
arties re-filling our bottles, Ac., who will succeed
n getting themselves into close quarters. The
lemand for Drake's Plantation Bitters from ladies,
lergymen, merchants, Ac., is perfectly incredible
The simple trial of a bottle is the evidence we pre
?ent of their worth and superiority. They are sold
?y all respectable druggists, grocers, physicians,
betels, saloons, steamboats and country stores.
P. H. DRAKE A CO.,
au?2 eo2m 202 BROADWAY, N. Y.
Ojfiet of Cemmissiontrsof Imrror*m$nts, t
City H*U, Juno a.
In compliance with an ordinance of tha Corpo
ation. entitled "An act for the removal of offal,
taps. Ac.," the public are hereby notified that all
Itcben offal will be removed from their respec
tve dwellings once a day until the 1st October
ext. and all housekeepers are hereby notified to
lace vessels sufficient to contain such offal, and
a*ily handled, in the rear of their several prem
ie*, when accessible to the garbage carts, and
%en not accessible in the rear, then at a place
?st convenient. P. R. DoftSETT, F
Commissioner Fisst Ward:
JA8. W. SPALDING, '
Commissioner 8econd Ward:
JOHN T. GARNER, '
Commissioner Third Ward;
WM. DOUGLASS.
Commissioner Fourth Ward:
? WM. H. HAMILTON,
Commissioner Fifth Ward;
_ W. A. FLETCHER,
Commissioner Sixth Ward;
_ JAS. H. BIRCH,
? t> ,Co?missioner Seventh Ward,
w. B. All offal of other kinds will be promptly
?moved by notifying tha Commissioners of tha
Je 23 lawgm
j 08IPH REYNOLDS A CO,
'LUMBERS, GAS, AND &TMAM FITTERS,
No. ft00 Nibth Braasr, near avenue.
Have Jn*t received and wiU constantly keep on
r-w' j9 largest and beat assortment in the eity
? Chandelier*, Bracketa, Drop Light*, Portable*.
Us* Globe*, mica and other Shades, and all artl
es in thialine, from the bast establishments in
*w York, Philadelphia, Ac., whioh will ba aold
? the most reasonable terms.
ilso, RANGJEd, FURNACES, and Fire-Board
Ve are prepared to tarnish tha best BANGS la
? anywhere, on very reasonable terms. Hotels.
1st*urant*, Ac., are invited to call,
we do all kiuda of GAS and SflAM fittings
lomptly and cheaj. a* also everything in tha
LUaBlHQ line in tha most satisfactory manner.
Call and see onr Bathing Tabs, Fountains Water
Coaets Wash-stands, Basins, Ac., Aa., at No.600
rTWr*"1, n?*r Pennsylvania avenue, tha large*)
etahliahmant in tha eity. fi 8-aotf
|MPORTANT TO 8DTL1S8
BUTLIRS WILL FIND
H. A. DOWNING * CO.'S
OONOMNTMA T M D O It A M
"ID BE A MOST VALUABLE ARTICLE TO
THEIE TRADE,
It sells very rapidly, and u tha most economical
article of d'.st for tha oMoer's mess. It ia prepared
is one minute, and makes a most delicious Soup or
Chowder. It ia highly recommended by Arm
Burgeons. The profits are largo,
H. A. DOWNING A 00.,
Manufacturers of Concentrate* Pood
No. Ill Saat 18th at.. New York
For sale by BARBOCE A BEMME8, Sola Agents
6ft Louisiana Avenue,
laHy Washington, p. p
Th* new INTERNAL REVENUE LAW, ap
1 proved Jone>>, Wrt4.
Poem*; with translation* from the German. By
Lucy Hooper.
wWgM4, of th* "Centipede." Bp Capt.
^Jaatic Monthly for Augnst.
M.nhd^r-?f Llt? Amelia B. Edwards.
gt*\ " Bering. By the author of "Guy Livinr
Eniott's Manual for Cavalry.
Railway Anecdote Book.
? v Training of Children.
Collins' Voyage down the Aioar.
PRANOK TAYLOR.
brsmpbmp**
fiJ&A SS i&EH mTlHs !
?f 1Kb street and Pennsylvania avenne. |o)ft-tr
PERSONAL.
PERSONAL.?WM. PRINCE, 381 F street, oppo
site tbe Patent Office, is the only one in town
?who does FLUTING, having three very elegant
machine* now in operation. Ladies who desire
this very fashionable trimming should give Dim a
call. Stamping in all its varieties elegantly done.
? tamped Goods, Braid and Silks for sale, an 12-tf
EMALE COMPLAINTS receive partiular atten
tion at Dr. DARBY'S Office, 492 7th street
between D and ?. Those in need ef a confidential
advisercan be united by calling on him, auS-lm"
PRIVATE COMPLAINTS Are treated, either
personally or by letter, at Dr. WOOD'S Office,
49& 7th street. Separate rooms for patients. Of
flee open day and night. an 8-1 m*
Madame aholiab woold respectful
ly announce to her friends and the publie
generally, that she is now settled permanently in
Souse No. 249 C street, between 4)6 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; er in fact, anything of import
ance. Ladies 76 cents; Gentlemen f 1.25. Can be
Consulted from 8 a. m. until 8 p. m. au 5-2w"
f^XTRAOBDMAM^OWXR. Mrs L.SMITH,
J2j Clairvoyant ana Test meaium, 259 4th street,
a few doors above I street, with the aid of spirits,
examines all kinds of diseases, sees your dead and
living friends; describes them, gets names; tells
character: reads the future. Advice about busi
ness. Bitting $2. jy 18-Im*
TRAVELERS1 DIRECTORY.
CAP! MAT.
T RAILROAD FROM PHILADELPHIA FROM
WALNUT STREET PIER,
V1AWEST JERSEY RAIL-JjfrJElggg^Pjj
At s a. m., accommodation dne at 10)f a. m.
At 10 a. m., express due at 1% p. m.
At 4% a. m., express due at 8 p. m.
Returning, leave Cape May?
6 a. m. express due at9H a. m.
11.45 accommodation due at 4)4 p. m.
5.10 p. m. express due at 8* p. m. v
Through without change of carl or baggage,
T'tt'S "" "'?V^RrF:N6e?L??R. 8.pt.
BALTIMORE AND OHIO RAILROAD*
On and after Sunday, June 19th, 1884, Daily Trains
will be run between Washington and New Tor*
and Washington and the West, as follows:
FOR PHILADELPHIA, NEW YORK AND
BOSTON.
Leave Washington at 7.30 a. m., 11.15 a. m., and
8.30 p. m. daily, except Sunday.
On Sunday at 8.30 p. m. only.
FOR BALTIMORE AND PHILADELPHIA.
Leave Washington at 3 p m. daily, except Sun
^Vassengers will note that this train runs as far
as Philadelphia only.
FOR NEW TORE.
Leave Washington daily at 6.30 p . m. .
This train is Jot New York passengers exclusively.
FOR BALTIMORE.
Leave Washington at 6.30a. m.,H.1B a. ra.,3p.
m..4.45p. m., 7.20 p. m , and 8.30 p. m.,except Bun
\)n Sunday at 7.30 a. ra.,8 p. m., and 8.30 ?. m,
FOR ALL PARTS OF THE WEST.
Leave Washington at6.30 a.m.and3,4.45and8.90
p. na. daily, except Sunday.
On Sunday at 3 and 8.30 p. m
Tickets sold to all points WEST, and cat gat*
checked through.
FOR ANNAPOLIS.
Leave Washington at 6.30 a. m. and 4.45 p. m.
daily, except Sunday.
No train for Annapolis on Sunday.
Trains leaving Washington at 7.90 a. ra. ana
6.9' p.m. go through to New York without change
^Bleeping cars on 6.30 and 8.30 p. m. trains. Berths
can be secured until 5 p. m. daily at the ticket of
flee. After that hour they must be secured of the
sleeping car eonductor. . .
The first and fifth trains stop at all way points.
The 3 p. m. train stops only at Bladensburg,
Beltsville, Laurel. Annapolis Junetion and Relay
House daily, except 8unday.
On Sunday it stow at all way points.
PARTICULAR NOTICE
Passengers will please observe that J ??
train runs only as far as Philadelphia daily,
Sunday. On8unday it runs to Baltimortonly. Also,
that the 6.30 p. m. train takes Ntw York passengers
?fo further information, tickets of any kind.
Ac , apply to GEO. 8. KOONTZ, Agent at Wash
ington, or at the Ticket Office. ????
g W. P. SMITH, Master of Transportation.
L. M. COLE. General Ticket Agent. )e20-u
pUAT PENNSYLVANIA ROUTS
*0 THS
NORTHWEST AND SOUTHWEST.
TTnt aNDAND AFTER NOVEMBER 1#TH
trails will leave Baltimore from the North Gal
t#r? ? ? a. M,
Hwrisburg Accommodation? 3.00 P. M.
Lightning Express?? ??'-30 P ?.
THE 6 30 A. M. TRAIN FROM WASHINGTON
"d
THE 7.20 P. M. TRAIN FROM WASHINGTON
connects with the 9.30 p. m. train from Balti
more for Elmira and the North and Pittsburg
and the West.
BLEEPING CARS 0N NIGHT TRAINS.
Boldibbs' Tiokbts at Governmbht Rath.
ONE THROUGH TRAIN ON SUNDAY.
LOW FAR! AND QUICK TIME.
WFor tickets and any information apply at the
office of the Great Pennsylvania Route, corner
Pens. avenue and 6th street, nnder Rational Hotel,
Waskington. J. N-DgBARKY,
u ttr'"' "d T"t" A"?'
TH1 SUPREME COURT OF THE DISTRICT
Of COLUMBIA, holding a District Court of
the Urfted States for the said District.
To all whom it may concern. greeting:
Notice is hereby given, that on the 2d day of Au
fust, 18(4, the schooner L. B. Cowperthwaite.tac
le and apparel, furniture, Ac., were seised for
violatio* of the Revenue Laws by the United
States Collector of Customs at Georgetown, D.
O., and brought the same into this District for
adjudication; and the same are libelled and pros
ecuted in this court, in the name of tbe United
States, for condemnation; and have been arrested
by the marshal for the reasons in tbe libel stated;
and that s?i<i cause will stand for trial at the City
Hall, in the city of Washington, on the first Mon
day of September next, when and where all per
sona are warned to appaar to show cause why con
demnation should not be decreed, and to inter
vene for their interests. _ _ ni?_v
Amount 2,1864. R> J? MEIGS, Clerk,
an 3-2awtd -
J EBB ON THE ATTACK AND DEFENCE OF
ont-poits; London.
Lendy's Elements of Fortification; London.
Sir Howard Douglasson Fortification; London.
Vauban's First System, by Thos. Rim be r; Lon
don.
The Modern 8ystem of Fortification, by Thomas
Kimber; London.
Field Works, by Thos. Kimber; London.
Hyde's Fortification: London.
Lendy' Fortification; L^ndo?.
Mahan's Field Fortification.
'"""raSCK Ti.TL0E.
c W. BOTELER. JNO. W. BOTELER
c. W. BOTELER A SON,
iMPOkTias,
IWHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS
in
CHINA, GLASS AND CROCKERY WARE,
TABLE CUTLERY, 8ILVER-PLATED WARE,
BRITANNIA WARE, BLOCK TIN GOODS.
TIN CHAMBER BETS, COAL OIL LAMPS,
JAPANNED WAITERS, DOOR MATTS,
FEATHER DUSTERS, BRUSHES,
WOOD WARE, AND
HOUSEKEEPING ARTICLE8 GENERALLY.
H0U8E3, HOTELS, AND STEAMBOATS
FURNISHED AT SHORT NOTICE.
318 IRON HALL,
PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE.
17-eoCm between 9th and loth its
THINGS WORTH KNOWING ABOUT HORSES,
1 London; Dadd'a Modern Horse Doetor; Yonatt
and Spooner on tbe Horse; Lawrence on theHorse,
T [n.lul. V I, Ull.a ?a tha RlirU'l
iiorse Doctor; Majaew ? ?
agement; Btewart on the Stable; Baneher on
Horsemanship; Dadd's Anatomy of the Horse;
Yeuatton the Horse; Btvnekenge on the Horse,
London; Richardson on the Horse: Cole's American
Veterinarian. <}y ?) FRANCK TAYLOR.
VIEWS.OF BATTLE FIELD. Julv 11th, near
? Fort Stevens, 7th street road, to be had of J.
SS3S?R&AE*sk.ibUft&r
Vim*
AMUSEMENTS.
CANTERBURY HALL.
MU8I0 I CANTERBURY HALL,I AND
HAL LiCANTERBURY HALL. { THEATER
LOBJSIAJIA AlIIUI,
If tar Corner of Sixth ttrut, Rear of national and
MUropoiUan Hotels.
Gko*q? Lb a. ?.?- Proprietor.
W. E. Cavahaugh__ Stage Manager.
EIGHTH WEEK OF SUMMER SEASON.
THE MODEL TROUPE
IN A
SPLENDID BILL THIS WEEK.
COMIC,
ORIGINAL,
MIRTHFUL.
ENTERTAINING.
"Again we come with magic glee.
Prom saddening cares yeur minds to free:
To Bwell each heart with gladness now.
And drive dark snadowa from your brow."
NO DIMINUTION IN ATTENDANCE.
EVERYBODY DELIGHTED, ACTUALLY
CHARMED.
CRITICISM CHALLENGED.
The whole strength of
THE DRAMATIC,
OLIO,and
PANTOMIME COMPANY
BROUGHT INTO REQUISITION.
CHANGE OF DANCES,
CHANGE OF OVERTURES,
CHANGE OF PANTOMIMES,
CHANGE OF FARCES,
CHANGE OP SONGS,
CHANGE OF BURLESQUES,
CHANGS OF BALLETS,
CHANGE OF EVERYTHING.
EVERY ACT ON THE BILL
Carefully selected to suit
REFINED AKD DISCRIMINATING AUDIENCS.
Second week of
AGNE8 SUTHERLAND.
AGNES SUTHERLAND,
AGNES SUTHERLAND,
AGNES SUTHERLAND,
AGNES SUTHERLAND,
AGNES SUTHERLAND.
Who will sing favorite Scotch Ballads.
FirBt Week of the Grand Floral Divertisemcnt,
Arranged by
MONS. LOUIS SZOLLOSY,
Entitled,
THE GARDEN OP PLEASURE,
THE GARDEN OF PLEASURE,
THE GARDEN OF PLEA8URE,
THE GARDEN OF PLEASURE.
DANCES INCIDENTAL:
Grand Adaigo, by Misses Ella. Mary,and Lizzie
Wesner, and Maggie Wilson.
LaCIavelle? ^^.Missps Wilson and Viola.
La Pansais^^.. _Miss Lizzie Wesner.
La Rose Miss Mary Wesner.
La Tulip.. ? Miss Ella Weaner.
LaGarlande? By all the Corps de Balet.
MISS 8ALLIE SUNDERLAND,
MISS SALLIB SUNDERLAND,
MISS SALLIE SUNDERLAND.
The Queen of Song.
The Celebrated Ethiopian Duo,
MULLIGAN,
MULLIGAN,
MULLIGAN.
MULLIGAN,
MULLIGAN,
MULLIGAN, ?d WKgT
WEST,
WEST,
WEST,
WK8T,
WEST,
In their Negro Peculiarities.
DOUGHERTY,
DOUGHERTY,
DOUGHERTY. TOUAM
WILLIAM'S,
WILLIAMS, and
B8B58:
REDDEN,
In an entirely m* Burlesque, written by H. W.
Williams, entitled the
YOUTH WHO NEVER SAW A WOMAN.
The Entire Company of
COMEDIANS,
COMEDIANS,
C0MEDIAN8.
PANTOMIMT8T8.
PANTOMIMI8T8,
PAN TOMIMI8T8,
NEGRO DELINEATORS, &0?
NEGRO DELINEATORS, AC.,
NEGRO DELINEATORS, AO.,
IN A TREMENDOUS OLIO NIGHTLY.
POPULAR FAMILY MATINEE.
POPULAR FAMILY MATINEE,
POPULAR FAMILY MATINEE,
POPULAR FAMILY MATINEE*
POPULAR FAMILY MATINEE,
ON
SATURDAY AFTERNOON,
SATURDAY AFTERNOON,
SATURDAY AFTERNOON,
SATURDAY AFTEi
SATURDAY AFT
iSSSSS:
AT 3 O'CLOCK,
AT 2 O'CLOCK.
AT 2 O'CLOCK.
"2 8WI:
AT 8
Admlmrioa-. fO W
PrfraffiSe*?, holding all yraona. .?. ? ?
Tiekiti for aale at the principal Hotel* and Ke?
tMmt*.
Doere mm#t ?<?!?*; ftrferuMt * MP,
MHiktll'dMk,
LOCAL NEWS.
Board of ALT>brm bn, August 23.?.rfti/oumcd
Meeting.? An adjourned meeting of the Board
was held last night, all the members present
except Messrs. Gulick, Lloyd, Morgan, Pep
per and Utermehle.
Tne chair, Mr. Brown, laid before the Board
a communication from the Mayor, announcing
the approval of the bill to grade and gravel K
street south, from 4th street east to the canal;
bill to take up and relay the gutter on the north
aide of K street, between 12th and 13th west;
bill tc grade and gravel K street south, from
3d to 7th west, and bill to erect a horse-rack in
the Northern Market-house. Also a commanir
cation nominating William .T. Herbert, Peter
GallantfJobn G. Robinson, William Douglass
and Sanrael B. Beyer for inspectors and meas
urers of lumber. Referred to committee on po
lice. Also a communication enclosing a com
munication from the city surveyor, relative to
the reassessment of the cost of constructing a
sewer in the alley in Square No. 431, to connect
with the sewer on Kh street west. The cost is
fixed at SL.tK.iO. Referred to committee on im
provements
Mr. Plant presented a communication from
Dr. Thomas Holmes, embalmer, in answer to
the communication of Mrs. Bannerman and
others complaining of the establishment of said
Holmes as a nuisance. He denies that his place
can be considered a nuisance. He has been
prosecuting this business ever since the begin
ning of the war, at different places, and was
never before complained of, and he asks a com
mittee to investigate the subject, as be is desi
rous of obeying the laws, and he never uses
his business so as to make it a cause of objec
tion. He further says there are a number of
other embalming establishments, and all near
dwellings, and he believes he has been selected
as an object of reprobation through some sinis
ter feeling.
The communication was referred to the spe
cial committee, consisting of Messrs. Noyes,
McCathran and Barr, to whom the petition of
Mrs. Bannerman was referred.
Mr. Barr presented the petition of John L.
Brown, and it was referred to the committee
of improvements without reading.
Mr. Noyes presented the following petition
of George Lea:
To the Honorable the Board of Aldermen and
the Board of Common Council of the City of
Washington:?Your petitioner, who is the pro
prietor of Canterbury Hall, having read a pe
tition published in the proceeding of Councils
at their last meeting, from Mr. Fitz Simmons,
as proprietor of a music hall known as the Va
rieties, asking for an abatement of taxes on the
aforesaid Varieties, on account of change of
management, begs to offer to your honorable
body an objection to such petition, unless
others are favored likewise.
In the first place, your petitioner has good
and sufficient reason for believing that the sale
of said Varieties was made in order that the
former proprietors might evade the debts of
the establishment, and is therefore a sham
sale. Your petitioner believes that he can pro
duce suitable evidence to substantiate this
opinion; therefore, if your honorable body
grants the prayer of Mr. Fitz Simmons, your
petitioner will claim, injustice to himself, the
abatement of a like sum from his taxes, al
though he is perfectly willing to pay the de
mands of your honorable body, but thinks it
nnjust that flesh should be made of one and
fish of the other.
Respectfully, George Lba.
Washington, D. C., Aug. 20,la04.
Referred to committee on finance.
Mr. Barr, from the committee on police, re
ported adversely upon the nomination of Jos.
L. Williamson for police constable of the Sec
ond Ward; and the nomination was not con
firmed. Also, from the same committee, made
a similar report upon the nomination of Chas.
Hurdle for police constable of the Third Ward.
Mr. Lewis desired to know upon what ground
the committee asked the rejection of this nomi
nation, and the Chair (Mr. Brown) said he
also would like to know the ground of objec
tion.
Mr. Barr stated that when the nominations
were first received by the committee they made
inquiries as to bow the nomination would suit
the people of each ward. It was some time
before they could get an expression as to this
case officially, and he went among the people
of the ward and found scarcely one in favor of
this nomination. The ground of objection was
a constant neglect of duty, and also that tne
nominee kept a restaurant, which took up
nearly all his time and attention.
Mr. Barr further stated that if he was not
much mistaken he thought there was a law
prohibiting police constables from engaging m
any other business.
The Chair stated that the Third Ward dele
gation had looked into the matter of the fitness
of this officer, and as the Mayor had re-ap
pointed him after a trial of one or two years the
ward delegation were of the opinion that he
onght to be confirmed, and therefore he would
call the yeas and nays upon the nomination.
Mr. Lewis said before the yeas and nays were
c alled be would ask that the further considera
tion of the subject be laid over one week.
The Chair would unite in their request as
there was barely a quorum present
Mr. Canfield stated that he was Informed by
the Chief of Police that Mr. Hurdle had not
performed his duty fully. He was required to
report daily and sometimes would not do so for
two or three days. Besides he had been as
signed to special duty at the Market House and
it was his duty to be there at an early hour,
whereas it was after 10 or 11 o'clock before he
got there. The subject was postponed until
next meeting.
Mr. Barr, from committee on canals, to which
had been referred a large number of sugges
tions, relative to cleansing the Washington
Canal, introduced a bill authorizing the Mayor
to employ an Engineer who shall examine the
several plans proposed and report the best one.
To carry out the law 81,500 Is appropriated.
The bill was read three times and passed.
The bills from the Board of Common Council,
to set the curbstones and pave the footway ou
the west side of 9th street west, from N to O
streets north, and the bill to pay for paving the
carriageway on 9th street west, from Pennsyl
vania avenue to B street north, were referred.
The bill from the same Board, for repairing
and painting the gutters and roof of the Wash
ington Asylum, was pajsed.
The Chair asked leave to withdraw ?ertain
papers on the files of the Board relative to the
erection of a new school house in the northern
part of the city, with a view to their reference
to the committee on schools in the Board of
Common Conncil, who were now considering
the matter. Permission was granted.
Mr. Plant introduced a resolution authorizing
the President of the Board to purchase a new
carpet for the Aldermen's Chamber; to have
the desks cleaned and varnished, and to fit up
the room adjoining the Aldermen's Chamber aa
a committee room for the Board, and for the
purpose of having cases put up in order that
the archives of the Board may be properly filed
away and preserved. The resolution was
adopted.
Mr. Barr, on behalf of the 2d and 31 Ward
delegations, to whom had been referred the
bill to trim and gravel New York avenne, from
9th to 15th streets west, asked to be discharged
from Its further consideration. So ordered,
and the bill was laid on the table.
Mr. Turton, from the committee on drainage,
reported favorably upon the bill authorizing
the construction of a sewer in Square No. 190,
and it was passed.
Mr. Canfield introduced a resolution author
izing the secretary to have fifty copies of the
journal of the last Councils printed for the use
of members of the Board. Adopted.
Adjourned.
Affairs ih Georgetown.?Highway Rob
lery Case.?Yesterday morning, the case of the
United States against Daniel O'Brian, James
Coleman, Wm. Young, and William Garrett,
charged with robbiag a soldier named Owen
McGuire, of $200, on the 18th Inst., was taken
up for trial by Justice Bnckey. Eight wit
nesses were summoned. It was proven that
Garrett, Young, and Coleman were with the
complainant on that day. The complainant i
was very drunk, and was taken by them to a
lane west of the College pond, which leads to
Johnson's slaughter house. They were seen
lying in the grass there with the soldier. No
one saw either take the money, but Yonngtold
officer Hurdle that Garrett took it, and gave
him a portion of It Coleman being with the
party is charged with them. Coleman was
not present at the trial, but is said to have left
the District The bond wbieh be gave for hi?
further hearing goes to court, and his security,
Wm. Fowler, has gone after him to save him
self from the enforcement of the bond. There
being no evidence against O'Brian, he was dis
missed. Young and Garrett were held to bail
in *500 each to appear at court.
Arretted.?Chapman Dele, a boy of K years
of age, was arrested Monday eVettlng upon the
charge of t he robbery of a-soldier named Dan'l
W Uey. Several arrests have been made tn this *
case, and the officers are trying to secure all
'he parties concerned. Dal? wa? Mot to jailc
lor court The parties in this esse are youths ? <
; ..id oa
ranging frem 16 to 19 years of age, and the sol
dier -was persuaded to a secluded spot, where
he was knocked down and robbed. Dale was
arrested by the military gnard, and was
turned over to the civil authorities by Major
Littler.
For Trial and Distribution.?Yesterday morn
ing 150 men, stragglers, deserters and bounty
jumpers, were forwarded from Forrest Hall
prison, under guard of a detachment of the
Provisional Cavalrv, to Alexandria, Va, to re
port to Lieut. Col. Wells, Provost Marshal of
Defences South of the Potomac.
Port of Georgetown.?Entered?E. Chamberlin,
Bristol, from Philadelphia. Schooners Mon
terey, Mizell, Havre-de-Grace; Union, Ary,
Gardner; Rebecca Knight, Bartlett, New York.
Cleared?Schrs. Tropic, Banks, Saulsbury; R.
Knight, Bartlett, New York; Elizabeth, Orcutt,
Port Deposite; Clara, Galloway, Havre-de
Grace; Bursbeba. Galloway, do.: Daughter of
Zion, Edwards, St. Mary's: J. Alburta, Took
er, New York; J. H. Hoyt, Lyon, New Haven;
Express, Kerwell, Hungay river: Union,
Smith, New York; W. H. Harrison, Franklin,
Mattawoman; Planter. Hopkins, Accomac;
Augustus, Adams, Sealord: Charm, Starr,
Philadelphia; Morning Light, Roach. Havre
de-Grace: Mechanic, Lucas, St. Mary's; Mid
dletou, Laundry, Baltimore. Sloops Sea Slip
per, Faunce, ; Six Brothers, Hunter, St.
Georges; Three Sisters, Johnston, Cherrystone;
Ellen Jane, Swann, Glymont; J. Landon,
Perry, St. Mary's.
Georgbtown Public Schools.?The Board
of Guardians is preparing to open the ensuing
scholastic year under more favorable auspices
than at any time since the establishment of the
schools. Among the first acta for the coming
year was to increase the salaries of the teachers,
-which a more liberal fund, now under its con
trol by act of Congress, enables it to do, and by
a most praiseworthy and unanimous appropri
ation by the Councils for the purpose, the
Board has just ordered from Boston, entire sets
of new furniture, of the most approved make,
for the four old schools, the old break-back
desks heretofore used having been there eince
long before the oldest pupd rand perhaps
teacher) was born. The new schools, opened
last year on High street, were thus furnished
-when opened.
In addition to these improvements, great
changes for the better have been made in the
school house on Montgomery street. Those
-who are in the habit of attending the interesting
public exercises there will learn with pleasure
that the inconvenient steps, used as a gallery
when the building was a church, have been
removed and the entire floor levelled, and that
the inconvenient, narrow stairway leading to
the upper rooms have been removed and an
entrance made from an outside portico Into
each separate school, so that each school can be
approached without passing through and dis
turbing the other.
The Potcmac water has been brought into
each room, in both houses, and the rooms
furnished with every desirable facility for
personal neatness, to which increased atten
tion will hereafter be paid, and the rooms are
now being thoroughly cleaned and white
washed, so that they will compare favorably
with any school room, public or private, in the
District, and such an opportunity for receiving
the mo6t thorough instruction in useful knowl
edge has never before been presented to the
people of the Town, which they will no doubt,
avail themsplves of by an early application to
Mr. C. W. Magee, who will grant permits to
those entitled to them, through, which, if the
applicant is qualified, they can go directly
into the grammar schools, both of which are
now supplied with most efficient teachers.
Those in the schools at the close of the last
tprm. I understand, do not need permits, but
if they are not present or otherwise heard from
on or before the first Monday (5th) of Septem
ber, they are liable to be shut out by new comers.
As these schools increase in efficiency do
prejudices give way, and they are fast assu
ming, in fact have assumed, a position which
commands the respect and support of our best
citizens, and give hope of the near approach of
the time when, as it is now in more favored
places, children will be drawn into these
schools by reason of their efficiency in impart
ing substantial, practical and useful knowl
edge.
Each house is furnished with a fine melo
deon, the property of the schools by private
subscription, and Prof. Daniel will continue to
teach music the coming year; and the whole
establishment is commended to public confi
dence and support.
It might be well to state that, under a late
law of Congress, every one having the care or
control ot children of suitable school age is
obliged to send them to some school for at least
twelve weeks in each year, under a penalty of
not over twenty dollars, which will probably
make it necessary to open new schools. H.
An Exciting Scbnk.?An Officer Cowhidet a
Citizen.?A considerable excitement was occa
sioned at the ferry steamboat wharf this morn
ing as the nine o'clock boat was leavingtheslip,
by an assault on the part of Capt. William M.
Gwynne, A. D. C., on General Slough's staff,
upon the person of Mr. L. Palmer, lately a
liquer merchant on King street. Capt. G. used
a cowhide in the assault until the contest came
to close quarters, when blows ensued, and re
sulted in Mr. Palmer's being overpowered.
The above is as we have it from an eye witness.
We learn that the affair grew out of certain
charges which Palmer had preferred against
Captain Gwynne, and which charges were
brought before a Court of Inquiry, convened
at the Captain's request. Mr. Palmer gave in
his testimony yesterday, and as we are in
formed by one of the officers comprising the
Court, failed to substantiate the charges. This
morning Capt. G. procured a cowhide and start
ed in quest of Mr. P., and finding him on board
the boat, about to proceed to Washington, to
attend as a witness at a Court Martial, the
above scene ensued.?Alexandria Journal, 23d.
OBPHAS8' Court, Judge rurcell.?On Satur
day the will of the late Isaac Beers was fully
proven.
The first and final accounts of Andrew God
dard, executor of Jane Goldsborough: John T.
Mitchell, of Evelyn M. Melville; of Jas. Gor
man, administrator of James Gorman, were
approved and passed: as was also the balance
and distribution of Margaret Lyons, adminis
tratrix of Elizabeth Braiden.
Patrick McKenna filed a renunciation of his
right as one of the executors of Edmnnd Riley t
Yesterday morning the will of the late Wm.
B. Crampion, bequeathing his estate to his
aunt and brother, and letters of administration
with the will annexed, were granted to the
brother, Job E Crampton.
The will of the late Eliza G. Moreland was
partially proven and admitted to probate, as
far as regards personalty, there being but two
witnesses to the same. The will bequeaths
her household furniture to her cousin, Martha
Waters; her trunk and clothing to her niece,
Anna Moreland, of Washington county, Md.;
and the remainder of her property to her niece
and Jerry Stewart, colored, of Washington,
who has been a faithful servant to her.
Letters testamentary were issued to Susan
nah Carrico on the estate of Jas Carrlco.
The first and final account of Geo. W. Hark
nees, administrator ot Martha, alias Patsey
Hutchins, and ot Asbury Lloyd, administra
tor of Hon. John W. Noell, of Missouri, were
approved and passed.
Second Wabd Station Cases.? John
Cohen, Allen Dorsey, Henry Elleut, Samuel
Rowe, three cases, hacking on Sunday; dis
missed. Allen Dorsey,do.;#1.58. A.Bacchus,
James Wiles, creating a nuisance; 02. R. B.
Harkell, threats, dismissed. John Cammel,
disorderly SI. Sarnl Watson, do.:!SI. DinW
Williams, Albert Harvey.H. C. WUliams, L.
Whittle sey, M. E. Howe, and Lt.G. W. Fish
erman, do.; %'i each. Marcus B. Ferris, drunk,
D. J. Masher, do.; *2. John Crazier, in
decent exposure; #2. Eliza Brown, Harriet
Lee, Mary L. Savoy, Jane Hompton, Mary
Holland, Jane Smith, disorderly; 111 each. J.
CMalla, do; dismissed. Lizzie Spencer, do.;
SI Fred Ellenbrough, violating an ordinance;
8158. John Clark, grand larceny; dismissed.
John Denney, drunk; do. John Netson, do.;
91 58 Rich'd Barrel], assault and battery;
baiVior peace. D. F. McCarty, disorderly; SI0.
Wm.Risley, do.; S2. Eliza Downs, do.; do.
Wm. Hiide'brand, assault and battery; St.
Riot in Swam poo dl*.?Monday afternoon
about 5 p. m., a free fight came off at the corner
of Jackson alley and H street. The row oc
curred between the Irish residents and itin
erant jobbers?umbrella menders, pan patch
ers, scissor grinders, A-c-, who are recognised
by the Irish residents in that -ricinlty as ? Tink
? Mashed mugs, cut heads, and blackened
e8 are numerous, the fight continuing half
i hour. The weapons used were atones, shil
lahs, fists, &c , and they were used effective
v. Officer Howard, of the 4th Ward, arrived
n the spot as the battle was subsiding and
parsed the crowd.
J %T Albion, Mich., beasts ot an oil well 400
t deep.
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I !'?;?. ) .VOOI itoOrQ* 1!
TELEGRAPHIC NEWS.
ATLANTA.
Successful Raid ?( G?n. Kili>atrtck ?De
struction (I Locomotives, Train., Ac.
Capture of a Battery and Prisaaers
? McrearBti ?( Wheeler?A Fire la Front
and Rear.
CiHCiwifATl, Aug 23.?A special to the Qa
rette, dated Nashville, says Wheeler struck
the Knoxvill^ and Chattanooga railroad be
tween Hiawassee and Camden, destroying the
communication for the time, bnt doing no
serious damage. Gen. Steadman Is driving
him to Knoxvllle, where (Jen. (barter baa a
fOTce m front.
* Aug. -23.?A despatch, dated
H?k Creek, East Tennessee, from Oan. Gil
lett to Uen. Johnston, says:??? A detachment
of my command, under Lieut. Col. Edgton, 14th.
Tennessee cavalry, atacked Rodgeravlllo on
the morning of the -rid, killing twenty.threa
WV,!"1* t??rty-l?Ta rebels, among then
Col. walker and several non-commissioned
officers.
The river is six feet and ahalf on the shoals,
and Jailing.
Gen. Kilpatrick returned yesterday to Geo.
Sherman from an expedition to break the Ma
con railroad, which he succeeded lndotagnear
Jonetboro, destroying three miles of tnick,twc>
trains and locomotives. He encountered tha
enemy and had a sharp conflict, dispersing
their cavalry and capturing abattery and many
prisoners. He destroyed all the guns except
one, which he brought in, together with soma
priEcners, finding the majority of the latter
too much of an incumbrance. Otherwise than
this, things have been qnietat Atlanta for soma
daj s.
FROM CINCINNATI.
Mare Facts about a Secret Conspiracy Car.
respondence? Significant Meeting Held
in Indiana polls.
Cincinnati, Augusts.?The morning papers
publish lengthy extracts from the Dodd corres
pondence, recently captured at Indianapolis.
Manuscript copies of Dodd's address to tha
grand council is among the papers, from whlcb
it appears a grand convention was to be held oa
the 1st of July, two days before the meeting of
the Democratic mass convention.
A spontaneous meeting was held at Indian
apolis last night, to take counsel concerning
the dangers surrounding the people. Itwas tha
largest out-door meeting ever held there. Tha
meeting was extremely orderly, thongh thera
was a deep feeling against the conspiracy.
A resolution was adopted denouncing tha
secret order as most mischievous, and calcu
lated to bring about a civil war, and deolarinc
the charge that the Union party intend to nsa
the military power to prevent a fair election %
slander on Union men and our brave soldiers.
SHERIDAN.
Enemy Still near Martlnsbarg?Their De
signs not yet Developed?A Rebel Sapply
Train Destroyed.
Haltimork, August 23.?Intelligence front
the Upper Potomac speaks of nothing mora
important than slight skirmishing along tha
Our forces occupy a strong position. Tha
rebels occupy the country in the direction of
Martinsburg, but have not crossed the Po
tomac.
Whether the design of the enemy is to at
tempt the invasion of Pennsylvania or tomaka
a demonstration towards Washington has not
yet been developed
A dispatch from Hagerstown, datsd August
I 23, says:
! "All quiet to-day along the border, and no
fighting in the valley, as far as known. Yes
terday our forces destroyed a long rebel sup
ply train on the Winchester and Martinsburr
turnpike."
FROM GRANT'S ARMY.
Our Success on the Weldon Railroad.
Fortress Monrob, August 22.?The mail
steamer Commodore Vanderbilt arrived at 4.3?
p. m., from City Point The enemy have beea
making a desperate effort to retake the W<U
don, N. C., railroad, and have been defeated.
Our forces now hold the road, and also have &
position the enemy cannot drive them from.
The enemy made three desperate charges on.
our lines yesterday, and were repulsed eacH
time, with very heavy loss. Our loss small.
We captured 5<)0 prisoners.
FROM FORTRESS MONROE.
Fortress Monroe, Aug. 22?The steamer
Hudson arrived on Saturday last atPensacola,
and was ordered to remain in quarantine, hue
took her leave last night without notice. Sha
had on board 5(H) troops, whose time had ex
pired and had re-enlisted, bound to Now YorK
on furlough.
The court-martial, of which Col. Rand, 4tl?
Massachusetts, was president, which has been
in session for some weeks past at Norfolk, waa
adjourned on Saturday last, and all its mem
bers ordered to the front under arrest.
AMUSEMENTS. '
FORD'S NEW THEATER.
Tenth street, above Pennsylvania avenue.
THE SECOND REGULAR SEASON
will commence
MONDAY EVENING, AUGUST 29,
With the very popular comic artistes,
MR. AND MRS. W. J.FLORENCE,
In a series of performances especially adapted
for the earlier part of the season, consisting of
Comedy. Eurltfiut, Farce and Vaudeville,
Similar to their entertainments at Wailack'a New
Theater and the Winter Garden, New
York, during the two last summer
seasons at those faBhicnable
Theaters.
W"For particulars see future advertisemtnt.
HU 24 01
WASHINGTON THEATER.
Eleventh street, near Pennsylvania avenue.
ANNOUNCEMENT EXTRAORDINARY.
The Publie are respectfully Informed that tha
above-named establishment will open on
THURSDAY, AUGUST 25 1*64,
p?e*es ?ccab,on Wl11 ?? Presented three glorioug
DRAMA, COMEDY, AND ETHIOPEAN IV
TRAVAGANZA,
For purpose of presenting a Grand Comiii
mt ntary and Testimonial Benefit to
MISS JENNIE G0URL1Y,
Late of Grover's Theater.
Tendered her by her numerous friends and
admirers.
Till MAID OF CR0IS3Y,
OR, THE C0N8CRIP T'8 RETURN.
DANCE MI88 FLORA LI*.
THE MOMENTOUS QUESTION.
OR, THE POACHER'S DOOM.
DANCE ? Mr. T. C. GOURLIY.
To conclude with the celebrated Ethiopean Ex
travaganza, entitled, -.MIUUVMI
JUMBO JUM.
Admission.?'Orchestra Chairs, 75 cents: Dmm
Boxes'#6Cent8' ?rc^eHtra Boxes, 73 cents; ?rivata
Doors open at 7 o'clock; Performance comraeneeg
at 8 o'clock precisely. an 24.? J
VARIETIES! VARIETIES!!
PIT7'mmmt and 9>k strtet.
"IISamtzz=^=.~
HOUSES CROWDED NIGHTLY,
The great successful moral drama
UNCLE TOM'S CABIN,
OB
LIFE AMONG THE LOWLY.
Characters by the
GREAT DRAMATIC COMPANY
D0UBL1 MU8IC HALL SHOW,
ALL THE PRETTY GIBL8,
GREAT CENTRAL MUSIC HALL AND
THEATER.
Loeated on Pennsylvania avenue?Strangers can
lee it irom their Hotels?The Palace of Gift.
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.
Grand Performance of
UNCLE TOM'S CABIN.
.V? *nd 80 ceB*?; Pri**te Boxes, $5.
fcU ?j~oZ
ODD FELLOW'S HALL.
POR ONE WEEK ONLY!
COHHIlCllO ON
MONDAY BVENING, AtJOOBT Ko.
?BTCBMrOM? FATO?li*eil
obSVmoSMPxBJHJS,.
[Jnparallelled success! The Greatest Combination
or Attraction ever offered ia on*
_, Entertainment II
The three smallest human beings ia existence.
^ ^ COM. FOOT* and BISTER,
not half the size of Gea. Tom Thanh aad wife;)
md
COL. SMALL, ^
:he Female Character Dancer, a trifle taller thaa
Com. Foot*.
These Wonders of Nature will be assisted by tha
oilowtB^rt-'?-*??',r "f ^imtM ? 1 ^
^nd Prof. G. H. BROOES,
Cards of Admission 2ft Cents
Werved Seats 80 Cents.
aalf priee in the Evening.
?aned bp John ?. Elli^
p- ??JAT and
I, at 4 o'clock.'

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