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V?. XXIVI WASHINGTON. D. C.. THURSDAY. AUGUST 25. 1864 N?. 8.585.
DENTISTRY.
pilAL PZS00T1BTJM DEHTIBTEY.
T*tk E*tmni wiikm PHn with tkt JCMKm tf
trtwrt to Mil at Dr. LEWIE'S offloe,^*^
lid k?r? them taken out by ttU >*VMBSB
and karmleee .rocwi iL?o call and<{ZQSXr
examine the Doctor'? now an<l lm- ?fc Tf
jroved method of Inaertin* ^^^LiJuueUi
rn once Me the treat improvement, ini *"???*?
you will kave tkem in no otker ityle
and valuable ene. Ho. 849, P*.
ink and lath etreete. _ Dentiat.
novll a. ?. Mil1 M- p"
M. LQOMI8, * ^fu??&25,toft^
of tke MIR UAL PL ATI TBJTH.et
Unda mtmuIW tt kis offloe in tkie
teoda personally ?t kis offloe
eity. Many persons oanw>tr..'}!! ^? ? ??
teetk wko cannot wear othere, and no th
person can wear other* wko eanne* ww xnese.
Persona eaiiing at my offloe
with any ityle end price of Teeth ther denj?t
art oan produce, the MINERAL PLAT* vlU ke
IBESE&SSS'BmaHt
Al?, 90T Archft?
Philadelphia. raar4-ly
S. X.?1860,?X.
Persona of sedentary habits troubled with weak
Be s,laasitude, palpitation of the heart, lack o
appetite, distress after eating, torpid liver, con
stipation, Ac., deserve to suffer if they will not
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 pure, and must supercede all
other tonics where a healthy, gentle stimulant ia
required.
They purify,*trengten and invigorate.
They create a healthy appetite.
They are an antidote to a change ot water an 1
diet.
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 acidity of the
stomach.
Tbey cure Dyspepsia and Constipation,
They cure Diarrhea, Cholera, and Cholera
Morbus.
They cure 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, wintergreen, sassafras, roots and herbs, all
preserved in perfectly pure 8t. Croii rum. For
particulars, see circulars and testimonials around
eaeh bottle.
Beware of imposters. Examine every bottle.
See that it has D. S. Barnes' signature on our pri
vate U.S. Stamp over the cork, with plantation
scene, and our firm signature on a fine steel plate
ngraving 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
jg. 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, or selling any other material
therein, whether called Plantation Rittoro nr not,
is a criminal nndet the TJ. 8. Law, and will be so
prosecuted by ns. We already have our eye on two
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 bjttle is the evidence we pre
sent of their worth and superiority. They are sold
by all respectable druggists, grocers, physicians,
hotels, saloons, eteamboats and country stores.
P. H. DRAKE A CO.,
aug 2-eo3m 202 BROADWAY, N. Y.
^ 0 T I 0 E ?
C5S5?,.{
In compliance with an ordinance of the Corpo
ration, entitled "An act for the removal of offal,
aleps, 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 handled, in the rear of their several prem
ises, when accessible to the garbage carts, and
when not accessible in the rear, then at a place
most convenient, ? * ? * 1>UKH*TT,
Commissioner Ficst Ward;
J AS. W. SPALDING,
Commissioner Second Ward:
JOHN T. GARNER,
Commissioner Third Ward;
WM. DOCGLA88.
Commissioner Fourth Ward;
WM. H. HAMILTON,
Commissioner Fifth Ward;
? W. A. FLETCHRR. ,
Commissioner 8ixth Ward;
J AS. H. BIRCH,
Commissioner Seventh Ward.
N. B. All offal of other kinds will be promptly
removed by notifying the Commissioners of the
same. je 28-law2m
J OBAPH REYNOLDS A CO.
PL UMBRR3, GAS, AND STEAM E'TTERS,
No. COO Nivth Stbmt, near avenA,
Have Just received, and will constantly keep on
hand, the largest and best assortment in the city
of Chandeliers, Brackets, Drop Lifhts, Portables,
Glass Globes, mica and other Shades, and all arti
cles in this line, from the best establishments in
New York, Philadelphia, Ac., which will ke sold
on the most reasonable terms.
Also, RANGES, FURNACES, and Fire-Board
BtOT68.
We are prepared to furnish the best RANGE la
use anywhere, on very reasonable terms. Hotel*,
Restaurants, Ac., are invited to call.
We do all kinds of GAS and Bf MAM fittings
promptly and cheap, as also everything In the
FLUMBiNG line in the most satisfactory manner.
Call and see onr Bathing Tnbs, Fountains Water
Closets, Wash-stands, Basins, Ac., Ac., at No.600
Ninth street, near Pennsylvaniaavenue.thelargest
[ establishment in the eitr. fe 2-eotf
MPOETANT TO BUTLERS
BUTLERS WILL FIND
H. A. DOWNING k CO.'S
OONOMNTMATED 0 L A M
TO *E A MOST Y ALU ABLE ARTICLE TO
THEIR TRADE.
It sells very rapidly, and Is tke mc-1 economical
article of diet for the offloer's mess. It is prepared
In one minute, and makes a most deliciooa Soup ot
Chowder. It la, highly reeommended by Arm
Burgeons. The profits are large.
H. A. DOWNING A 00.,
Manufacturers of Concentrated Food
No. Ill East 18th ft.. New York.
Por sale ky BARBOUR A 8EMMS8, Sole Agents,
6f Louisiana Avenue,
?et-ly Washington, D. Q
'HI NEW 1NT1RNAL RETINUE LAW, ap
proved June *?, 1S64. . ?
Poems; with translations froa tke German. By
?cy Hooper.
ptain Brand, of the "Centipede." By Capt.
&, U, 8. N.
le Atlantic Monthly for August.
ie Ladder of Life. By Amelia E. Edwards.
rioe Dering. By the author of "Guy Living
liott's Manual for Cavalry.
ilway Anecdote Book.
echer's Religions Training of Children.
11 ins' Voyage down the Amoor.
28 FRANCE TAYLOR.
IILLIAED TABLES fOR BALE.?Tke Bubeeri
re at tke Billiard i. .
kk-tf
PERSONAL.
PERSONAL.?WM. PRINCE, 381F Btreet, oppo
site the Patent Office, is the only one in town
?who does FLUTING, having three Terr elegant
? machines now in operation. Ladies who desire
this very fashionable trimming should give him a
call. Stamping in all its varieties elegantly done.
Stamped Goods. Braid and Bilks for sale, aa 12-tf
FEMALE COMPLAINTS receive partiular atten
tion at Dr. DARBY'S Office, 492 7th street
between D and E. Those in need of a confidential
adviser can be suited by calling on him. aaS-lm*
PRIVATE COMPLAINTS Are treated, either
E personally or by letter, at Dr. WOOD'S Office,
496 7th street. Separate rooms for patients. Of
fice open day and night. au g-lm*
|\f ADAME AHOLIAB WOULD RBSPECTFUL
i"l ly announce to her friends and the public
generally, that she is now settled permanently in
house No. 349 G street, between 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 and
counsel with safety npon all matters; especially
business matters; er in fact, anything of import
ance Ladi'- 'scents; Gentlemen f 1.25. Can be
consulted it. u. 8 a. m. until 9 p. m. au 5-2W"
piXTBAORiUAAJUr POWER. Mrs L.SMITH,
A-J Clairvoyant ana Test ueaium, 852 4th street,
a few doors above I street, with the aid of spirits,
examines all kinds of diseases, sees yoar dead and
living friends; describes them, gets names; tells
character: reads the future. Advice about busi
ness. 8ittiagf2. jy 18-lm*
TRAVELERS' DIRECTORY.
Bcape mat.
T RAILROAD FROM PHILADELPHIA FROM
WALNUT STREET PIEB,i
VIA WEST JERSEY RAlL-j
OAD. ?
At 6 a. m., accommodation due at 10)1 a m.
At 10 a. m., express due at 1% p. m.
At a. m., express due at 8 p. m.
Returning, leave Cape May?
6 a. m. express due at 9^ a. m.
11.45 accommodation due at Hi p. m.
6.10 p. m. express due at p.m.
Through without change of earl or baggage,
New cars, and everything first-class.
Je 20 3m J. VAN RENSSELAER, Supt.
BALTIMORE AND OHIO RAILROAD.
On and after 8unday, June 19th, 1864, Daily Traini
will be run between Washington and New York
and Washington and the West, as follows:
FOR PHILADELPHIA, NEW YORK AND
BOSTON.
Leave Washington at 7.S0 a.m., 11,10 A.m., and
8.30 j. m. daily, except Sunday.
On Sunday at 8.30 p. m. only.
FOB BALT1MOBE AND PHILADELPHIA.
Leave Washington at 3pm. dally, except Sun
day.
Passengers will note that this tram runs as far
u Philadelphia only.
FOR NEW YORR.
Leave Washington daily at 6.30 p. m.
This train is/or New York passengers tx civs it ?Jy,
FOR BALTIMORE.
Leave Washington at 6.30 a. m.,11.13 a. m..Sp.
m., 4.45 p. m., 7.20 p. m , and 8.30 p. m., except Sun
day.
On Sunday at 7.30 a. in., 3 p. m., and 8.30 p. m,
FOR ALL PARTS OF THE WEST.
Leave Washington at 6.30 a.m.and3,4.45and8.30
p.m. daily, except Sunday.
On Sunday at 3 and 8.30 p. m
Tickets sold to all points WEST, and baggagt
checked 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. ge through to New York without chanri
of cars.
Sleeping cars on 6.30 and 8.90 p. m. trains. Bertha
can be secured until 0 p. m. daily at the ticket of
flce. After that hoar they must be secured of the
Bleeping 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 stoes at all way points.
PARTICULAR NOTICE.
Passengers will please observe that the 3 p. m.
train runs only as far as Philadtlphia daily, trcept
Sunday. On Sunday it runs to Baltimore only. Also,
that the 6.90 p. m. train takes Ntw York passengers
^For further information, tickets of any kind,
Ac., apply to GEO. 8. KOONTZ, Agent at Wash
ington,*^ at the Ticket Office.
W. P. SMITH, Master of Transportation.
L. M. COLE, General Ticket Agent. Je 20-tf
G
BEAT PENNSYLVANIA ROUTE
TO TBI
NORTHWEST AND SOUTH*B&T.
ON AND AND AFTER NOVEMBER 18TH
trains will leave Baltimore from the North Cal
vert Station as follows:
Fast Mail at- ? 9?A. M.
Harrisburg Accommodation??3.00 P. M.
Lightning Express ?-8.30 P. M.
THE 6 30 A. M. TRAIN FROM WASHINGTON
connects with the9.20 a. m. train from Baltimore
for Pittsburg and the West .and for Elmira, Bnff
alo, Rochester, Dunkirk, Canandaigua, and Ni
agara Falls, and for New York city.
THE 7.90 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.
SLEEPING OARS 0N NIGHT TRAINS.
Soldisbs' Tickets at Goverxmbst Ratib,
ONE THROUGH TRAIN ON SUNDAY,
LOW FARE AND QUICK TIME.
I^For tickets and any information apply at the
office of the Great Pennsylvania Route, corner
Penn. avenue and 6th atreet,nnder Natioaal Hotel,
Washington. J. N. DUBARRY,
Superintendent N. O. R. B.
E. J. WILKINS,
Pass and Ticket Agent, ?or. 6th st. and
Je 9-tf Penn. avenue.
The supreme court of the district
OF COLUMBIA, holding a District Court of
the United States for the said District.
To all whom it may concern, greeting:
Notice is hereby given, that on the 2d day of Au
fnst, 1864, the schooner L. B. Cowperthwaite, tac
le and apparel, furniture, Ac., were seized for
violation of the Revenue Laws by the United
States Collector of Customs at Georgetown, D.
C., and brought the same into this District for
adjudication; and the same are libelled and pros
ecuted in this court, in the name of the United
8tates, for condemnation; and have been arrested
by the marshal for the reasons in the libel stated;
and that said 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
sons are warned to appear to show cause why con
demnation should not be decreed, and to inter
vene for their interests.
August 2.1S14. R. J. MEIGS, Clerk.
au S-2aTrtd
J EBB ON THE ATTACK AND DEFENCE OF
out-posts; London.
LendyM Elements of Fortification; London,
Sir IIoward Douglass on Fortification; London.
Vaubau's First System, by Thoa. Kimber; Lon
don. .
The Modern System of Fortification, by Thomafl
Eimber; London.
Field Works, by Thos. Kimber; London.
Hyde's Fortification.* London.
Lendy'Fortification; London.
Mahan's Field Fortification.
Duane's Manual for Engineers.
_au 3 FRANCK TAYLOR.
C. W. BOTELER. JNO. W. BOTELIR
C. W. BOTELER Ic SON,
IMPORTERS,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS
is
CHINA, GLASS AND CROCKERY WARE,
TABLE CUTLERY, SILVER-PLATED WARE,
BRITANNIA WARE, BLOCK TIN GOODS,
TIN CHAMBER SETS, COAL OIL LAMP8,
JAPANNED WAITERS, DOOR MATTS,
FEATHER DUSTERS, BRUSHES,
WOOD WARE, AND
HOUSEKEEPING ARTICLES GENERALLY.
& HOUSES, HOTELS, AND STEAMBOATS
FURNISHED AT SHORT NOTICE.
318 IRON HALL,
PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE.
17-eo6m between 9th and loth sts
fHINOS WORTH KNOWING ABOUT HORSES,
? London; Dadd'a Modern Horae Doctor; Youatt
and Spooner on the Horse; Lawrence on the Horse;
Ltnsley a Morgan Horses, Miles on the Horse'a
Fj?^'d n?*? e, Pocket Farrier, Mason'a Far
& '?*ner'?Guide, Mayhew's Illustrated
illustrated Horse Man
agement, Stawart on the Stable; Bansher on
Hor*em?n*hip; Dadd'? Anatomy of the Horae;
7"uf5!?5 ;V>,. ^' StonMhenge on the Horse,
Lo ndon, Richard Mm on the Horae: Cole>a American
Veterinarian. (Jy S3) FRANCK TAYLOR.
K-la*
AMUSEMENTS.
CANTERBURY HALL.
MUSIC ICANTERBURY HALL,) AND
HAL L fCANTERBURY HALL. { THEATER
Louisiana Atkkux,
Hear Corner of Sixth strut, Rear of National and
Metropolitan Hotels.
GxottJB Lxa ?- ..? Proprietor.
W. E. Cavakaugh._~~..~? ? ?Stage Manager.
EIGHTH WEEK OF SUMMER SEASON.
THE MODEL TROUPE
IS A
SPLENDID BILL THIS WEEK.
COMIC,
ORIGINAL,
MIRTHFUL,
ENTERTAINING.
" Again we come with magic glee.
From saddening cares rear minds to free :
To swell each heart with gladness now,
And drive dark sa&dowB from your brow."
NO DIMINUTION IN ATTENDANCE.
EVERYBODY DELIGHTED, ACTUALLY
CHARMED.
CRITICISM CHALLENGED. '
The whole strength
THE DRAMATIC,
OLIO, and
PANTOMIME COMPANY
BROUGHT INTO REQUISITION.
CHANGE OF DANCES,
CHANGE OF OVERTURES.
CHANGE OF PANTOMIMES,
CHANGE OF FARCES.
CHANGE OF 80NGS,
CHANGE OF BURLESQUES,
CHANGE OF BALLETS,
CHANGE OF EVERYTHING.
EVERY ACT ON THE BILL
Carefully selected to suit
REFINED iKD DISCRIMINATING AUDIENCS.
Second week of
AGNE8 SUTHERLAND.
AGNES SUTHERLAND,
AGNES SUTHERLAND,
AGNES SUTHERLAND,
AGNES SUTHERLAND,
AGNES SUTHERLAND.
Who will sing favorite Scotch Ballads.
First Week of the Or*nd Fl?*?l Divortieomont,
Arranged by
MONS. LOUIS SZOLLOBY,
Entitled,
THE GARDEN OF PLEASURE,
THE GARDEN OP PLEASURE,
THE HARDEN 09 PLEASURE,
THE GARDEN OF PLEASURE.
DANCES INCIDENTAL
Grand Adaigo, by Misses Ella. Mary,and Lizzie
Wesner, and Maggie Wilson.
LaClavelle. ....-^-.Misses Wilson and Viola.
La 1'ansais . Miss Lizzie Wesner.
LaRose_>-.. Miss Mary Wesner.
La Tulip..? Miss Ella Wesner.
La Garlande.? By all the Corps de Ballet.
MISS 8ALLIE SUNDERLAND,
miss sallie sunderland!
MISS SALLIE SUNDERLAND.
The Qaeen of Song.
The Celebrated Ethiopian Duo,
MULLIGAN,
MULLIGAN,
MULLIGAN,
MULLIGAN,
MULLIGAN,
MULLIGAN, aBd wEST
WEST,
WEST,
WEST,
WEST,
WEST,
In their Negro Peculiarities.
DOUGHERTY,
DOUGHERTY,
DOUGHERTY.
WILLIAMS,
WILLIAMS,
WILLIAMS, and
RBDD1N,
REDDEN.
REDDEN,
In an entirely new Burlesque, written by H. W.
Williams, entitled the
YOUTH WHO NEVER SAW A WOMAN.
The Entire Company of
COMEDIANS,
COMEDIANB,
COMEDIANS,
PANTOMIMT8T8.
PANT0MIMI8T8,
PANTOMIMISTS,
NEGRO DELINEATORS, &C.,
NEGRO DELINEATORS, AC.,
NEGRO DELINEATORS, &.O.,
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 AFTERNOON
SATURDAY AFTERNOON,
AT a O'OlScK:
AT S O'CLOCK.
AT 3 O'CLOCK.
AT 2 O'CLOCK.
40H
PriynteBoxea, holding six persons - I oo
Tickets for sal* at ?' principal Hotels
tonranta.
Soon open ?t 7 o'?io?k; F?rf?nuM? to mm
aono? at 8 o'otoefc.
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. Burlesque, Farce and Vaudeville,
Similar to their entertainments at Wallack's New
Theater and the Winter Garden, New
York, during the two last summer
seaaons at those fashionable
Theaters.
for particulars see future advertisement,
au 24 3t
WASHINGTON THEATER.
Eleventh street, near Pennsylvania avenue.
ANNOUNCEMENT EXTRAORDINARY.
The Publie are respectfully informed that the
above-named establishment will op?n on
THURSDAY, AUGUST U5.TS64,
on which occas-ion will oe presented three glorious
Br AM A, COMEDY, AND ETHIOPIAN EX
TRAVAGANZA,
For the purpose of presenting a Grand Compli
memary and Testimonial Benefit to
MI88 JENNIE GOURLEY,
Late of Grover's Theater.
Tendered her by her numerous friends aul
admirers.
THE MAID OF CROISSY,
OR, THE CONSCRIP T'S RETURN.
DANCE MISS FLORA LEE.
THE MOMENTOUS QUESTION.
OR, THE POACHER'S DOOM.
DANCE.?..... Mr. T. C. GOURLEY.
To conclude with the celebrated Ethiopean Ex
travaganza, entitled.
JUMBO JUM.
Admission.?Orchestra Chairs, 75 cents; Dress
Circle, 10 cents; Orchestra Boxes, 75 cants; Private
Boxes 96.
Doors open at 7 o'clock; Performance commences
at 8 o'clock precisely. au 24-2t
"VARIETIES! VARIETIES!!
Prontinn Pennsylvania avenue and 9ih *tr?rt.
FITZ SIMMONS. >: Proprietor.
JOHN MILLER .?.. .Stage Manager.
HOUSES CROWDED NIGHTLY,
The great successful moral drama
UNCLE TOM'S CABIN,
OB
LIFE AMONG THE LOWLY.
Characters by the
GREAT DRAMATIC COMPANY.
DOUBLE MUSIC HALL SHOW,
ALL THE FRETTY GIRLS,
GREAT CENTRAL MUSIC HALL AND
THEATER.
Loeated on Pennsylvania avenue?Strangers can
see it irom their Hotels?The Palace of Gift.
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.
Grand Performanse of
UNCLE TOM'S CABIN.
Prices, 25 and 60 cents; Private Boxes, 95.
au 23-fit*
ODD FELLOW'S HALL.
FOR ONE WEEK ONLY'
commencing on
MONDAY EVENING, August 22d.
RETURN OF THE FAVORITES 1!
ELLINGER AND F09TE 8
GREAT MORAL EXHIBITION.
Unparallelled success ! The Greatest Combination
of Attraction ever offered in one
Entertainment II
The three smallest human beings in existence.
COM. FOOTE and SISTER,
(not half the size of Gen. Tom Thumb and wife;)
and COL. small,
tbe Female Character Dancer, a trifle taller than
Com. Foote.
These Wonders of Nature will be assisted by the
following talented choir of artists:
Miss M. C. ELLINGER,
Vocalist and Pianist;
W. D. FRANKLIN, Balladist.
J. W. SMITH, Humorist;
And Prof.G.H. BROOK8. _
Violinist and Pianist.
GRAND MATINEE
On MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY and
SATURDAY AFTERNOONS, at 4 o'clock.
Cards of Admission 25 Cants,
Reserved Seats 5f> Cents.
No half p. oein the Evening.
ELLINGBR A- foote,
Managers and Proprietors.
|0"The Piano and Melodeon used are kindly
loaned by John F Ellis. au 20 7t*
PIG NICS, EXCURSIONS, &c.
TnE YOUNG UNITED CLUB has postponed
their Pic-Tlic until
thursday, AUGUST 25, 186J, M
on account of the rain. /W
au 23 3t* W
The third grand annual
afternoon and evening PIC NIC
Of the
HUCKSTERS' ASSOCIATION
will be held at the WASHINGTON park, 7th
street, on thursday, 25th of August, 13t">4,
The Association are assured from past expe- S*
rience that making known the date of their#**
pic nic is a sufficient (ruaranty for all theirUMB
friends to rally around the Park. A splendid baud
has been engaged for the ocea?ion, at great ex
pense; so we would invite all pleasure seekers to
come to the Park on the occasion.
Committee?A. Columbus, Pres.; J. Keating,
Sec.; 8. Shreve. E. Beach. au ?)-5t*
BOARDING.
Furnished rooms for rent, with Board,
in the spacious double hoyse 339 I street, be
tween 13th and 14th. iiot and eft Id bath, au 24-3t
FOR RENT, WITH BOARD-A large RACK
PARLOR, on the first floor. Also, four or five
Table Boarders can be accommodated at No. 2ol
G street, between 14th and 15th. au 24-6t
urni8hed ROOMS FOR RENT AND FIRST
CLAS8 TABLE BOARD, ^
_No. 517 12th street, nearly opposite Kirkwood
Honse. au 23-3t?
NICELY FURNISHED ROOMS, single and in
suit, with first-class BOARD,at 301 G street,
between 13th and 14th, near the Departments. Re
ferences exchanged. au 22-lw
/GENTLEMEN CAN OBTAIN SPLENDID
BOARD and LODGING at 501 11th st., near
Pa. av. au 19-Iw*
betreen C and Louisiana*"av. au 16 2w*
GEOEGETOWN ADVER'MTS
Georgetown corporation stock.?
Those persons who may be disposed to pur
chase Georgetown Corporation Stock,which bears
an inttrest of six per eent. per annum, payable
quarterly, can obtain some by applying to WM.
LAIRD, Clerk of said Corporation. Je 29-dtSl
? rpoWING PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO, bythe
J. Potomac Tow Company's boats, "Potomac,"
"Gov. Curtin" and "Belle Haven." Apply to th?
Captains oa board, or to
JOHN B. DAVIDSON,
my U- Water street. Georgetown.
WASHINGTON CITY SAVINGS BANK,
IIC0RPOBATID March 8th, 1864.
EDWARD SIMMS, President and Treasurer.
PWARD CLARK, Vice President and Secretary.
Directors.
WM. P. DOLE, THOU.J. GARDNER,
J. J. COOMBS, 8. V. NILEd,
JOHN R. ELVAN8.
This Bank ig now open for the reeeipt of deposits,
at the sew Backing House, No. 58 Louisiana av
enue, under Simms' new building.
EDWARD CLARK, Secretary.
EDWARD CLARK & CO., BANKERS,
At the Savings Bank, No. 68 Louisiana avenue
EXCHANGE, GOLD AND 8ikY>?jAND GEN
ERAL BANKIN6 BUSINESS.
EDWARD CLARK,
fttt-lm JOHN R. ELVAN8
ROM LONDON .-The A. B. 0. of Skirmishing.
Gen. Lovell en Outposts, Parrol?, Ac. Man
ual of Position Drill. Malton's Company Maneu
vers. Malton's Light Drill. Yates on Strategy
with Maps. Robertson's Catechism of the Field
Exercise, Th# Infantry Manual. Col. Burns'
Qu'Stions and Answers on Artillery. 8innott a
Light Infantry Duty. Sinnott's Military Cate
ebu>D),
?a 9 FRANCK TAYLOR.
T'ENTS1 TENTS 11 TENTS Ml ~~~
SUTLER'S TENT8,^FLIS8 AND COVER?,
of all sites and descriptions,
on hand ant made to ordei-by^ gon
Sad maker*,
lO-rt* 638?llth ft,, near Riley's Wharf.
TELEGRAPHIC NEWS.
from the southwest.
Rebel Dash into Memphis?The End aimed
a? a Failure.
Mzxpbis, Aug. 21.?This city was attacked
.k n?ornlnK by the rebel Qen'l
^ brigades of cavalry, about
<'??Kt^0?*aD.tl Th'? 'o"e left General
Smith's front at Oztord on the evening of the
18th iost.t and made a rapid forced march to
this city. They drove in our pickets, and
dashed directly into the headquarters of Qen'l
Washburne, who made a very narrow escape
They then made a rush into Gen'l Bucklands
headquarters, but he also succeeded in making
his escape. They then attacked the Irving
prison, but were repulsed by the guard there.
They next visited the Gayoso House,expecting
to capture General Hurlburt, but he was stop
ping at a friend's bouse, and so the rebels did
not succeed in getttlng possession of him.
Our troops now attacked the rebels, and soon
drove them from the city, killing about thirty
and wounding about one hundred. The rebels
captured thirty ol our men, and forty horses.
Tley did not have time to obtain much plun
der. Our loss in killed and wounded is about
the same as that ol the rebels. Gen'l Wash
burne is now carrying out a plan which it is
expected will result in the capture of a large
pcrtion of the attacking party.
Later.
Mkmpbis, Aug. 22.?The rebel raid In this
city yesterday wa? a complete failure, and is
so admitted by Gen. . Forrest. His intention
was to capture Gen'l Washburne and other
generals.
Our troops being without leaders, the rebels
carried of! some plunder, and captured quite a
number of prisoners, including two officers and
several clerks and telegraph operators. Nu
merous acts of cruelty were perpetrated by the
rebels.
Among the wounded are Ool. Starr, of the
6th Illinois cavalry, and Lt. Irvin, of the 8th
Iowa. The latter has since died.
FROM POINT LOOKOUT.
Rebel Attack en Our Outposts.
Poiht Lookout, Md., August 23.?News has
just come in from our outposts that Sergeant
Major Wlnslow, of the 20th Veteran Reserve
Corps, was killed in a skirmish, it is supposed
with guerrillas. He, with five men, was sta
tioned at or near Chaptico, in this county. The
five men were also killed or captured, as they
are misEing. It is supposed and reported here
that a body of guerrillas, 30 strong, has crossed
the Potomac, above St. Mary's inlet. A body
of our cavalry has b-*en sent out In pursuit.
THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY.
Movements of the Enemy?The Rebels
Falling Back.
Baltimore, August 2?.?Reliable informa
tion from the Upper Potomac shows that the
report of the rebels having crossed into Mary
land is incorrect. There was nothing beyond
picket firing to-day. It Is believed by many
that the rebels are falling back. ?
The Crops and Harvest of Maine.
Portland, Aug. 23.?Reports from reliable
men in every county in the State, whose atten
tion has been especially directed to inquiries
concerning the state of the crops and the pros
pect of the harvest, enable us to state with a
good degree of confidence that the agricultural
products of Maine this year will be abundant
in regard to some crops more than an average
and that in the aggregate Maine farmers, even
at prices greatly reduced from those which
now prevail, will receive a larger money com
pensation than was ever realized by them in
any one year.
Peace Rumor.
New York, Aug. 24, 3 p. m.?Rumors are
current here and credited in the best financial
circles that the Government has decided to
send five commissioners to Richmond?three
Rapublicans and two Democrats?to arrange
the preliminaries for peace. It is also rumored
that the commission is nowon its way to Rich
mond. This rumor is said to have had a sen
sible effect an the gold market, causing a de
cline of some four per cent.
fit there is any foundation for the above, it
is^he first intimation we have had of it.?Ed.]
A New Piratical Vessel Fitting Oat.
New York, Aug. 24 ?By the arrival of the
steamer Haze, from North Carolina, we learn
that a new piratical steamer, one of a num
ber, Is now in Wilmington,receivingherarma
ment. She'is considered tne most formidable
of them all. She will be the first to leave that
port, if not already out.
Important Arrest.
Nbw York, Aug. 21.?The ship Victoria ar
rived to-night. Franz Mr.ller, charged with
the murder of Briggs, in the London railway
carriage, was arrested on her arrival.
Unsuccessful Search for the Tallahnssee.
New York, Aug. 24 ?The frigate Susque
hanna has returned from an unsuccessful
search for the Tallahassee.
FROM THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY.
The Hagerstown Herald, of yesterday, says :
lJy the arrival of parties from Shepherds
town we have the following particulars of the
fighing which occurred in the Valley on Sun
day, the cannonading of which could be dis
tinctly heard at this place, and which attracted
large crowds of our citizens to the Dry
Bridge and other comman llrg points near the
town.
The lighting took place on our right wing,
near Berry vilie, in which the 6th corps was
engaged with a large body of rebels. After a
severe engagement of several hours, our troops
succeeded in driving the rebels back about one
mile and a half, with a loss to us of perhaps
one hundred and flfty men in killed, wounded
and missing.
The rebel loss is estimated at between three
and four hundred killed and wounded, and it
was reported at Shepherdstown that we had
captured some four hundred prisoners, but for
the truth of this statement our informants were
I unable to vouch.
; During the night, after the close of the engage- 1
ment, General Sheridau fell back a short dis
tance and took up a stronger position.
A letter in the New York Times, dated near
Charlestown, 22d inst., speaking of the engage
ment on Sunday,says:
The intention of the rebel commander was
evidently to gain the road to Martinsburg, and
it is now known that most of liis infantry had
been marching in the direction of Martinsburg
all last night, and the attack of the moving
column is only considered a feint on his part
to gain time in order to cross the river. At any
rate, his rear columns could be seen sweep
ing past off to our light, and there can be no
doubt that Martinsburg was their ultimate
destination.
Toward dark the firing ceased, and our army
wa6 busily employed in throwing up breast
works. The cavalry passed out of Charles
town by the Martinsburg pike, and turned off
to the right into the fields, where they bivou
acked for the night. At this time it was evi
dent that Gen.Sheridan purposed falling back
on Bolivar Heights, for the supply trains and
ammunition wagons were passing continually
In the direction of Halltown.
At ten o'clock the troops began to pass
through Charlestown, and the scene as the dif
ferent columns pushed on by the struggling
moonlight was weird and exciting. Infantry
scuttling along, artillery rambling by, and
cavalry clattering on, the pattering of many
feet* the glistening of mnsket barrels, tne dark
and ghostlike cannon, tha white-topped wagons
and ambulances, the clinking of sabers, and
the quick snort of the houses, all combined to
fill up a picture of exceeding interest and
grandeur.
The army now occnpy the heights near and
on a line with Halltown, following the first of
the three ranges of hills comprising the Heights
of Bolivar. Our line is an exceedingly strong
one, and it is to be hoped that the enemy will
attack us in our present position.
When 1 left Charlestown this morning at 5
o'clock skirmishing had been going on for some
time, and it assumed formidable dimensions aa
I cleared the town on my way to this place,
A heavy*and constant dropping fire was kept
up nntil 0 o'clock, bnt no shells were thrown
by either side.
Great disappointment by Union residents is
expressed at the fallingback of our forces in
the direction of Harper's Terry, and large num
bers of refugees are this morning leaving this
place by the daily train for Baltimore. From
Winchester they went to Martinsburg, and
vesterday they and the loyal citizens of that
latter town harried Into Charlestown. honta*
that they would be enabled to rSwEn atttt
that near their homes; bnt last night theoo un
fortunate gentlemen were compelled to oome
to the Ferry, and seek safety stui further on,
in Maryland and Pennsylvania,
PUBLIC School#.?Editor Star ? Soma thm
T?? "?o I obtained work in one of nubUc
departments of this city. Miortly tner^r'?
brought my wife and three children to W*?h
logten, ana since that time hare sent two of
my children to your public, or rather fret
schools, whilst, owing to a little hameeiead i
have in Massachusetts and the draft here, I
claim residence or rather citizenship in said
State. My income here ia 9900 per annum and
free schooling for my children; whilst my for
mer place of residence only yielded me 8425
income, ont of which I had the schooling to
P*y of two children.
i P to the present time I labored under the
that Congress had endowed your
u b7 ,iberal grants of land or
a"d 'hat the corporation of yonr
tn V me&ns- It recently has come
Im J.fnniTh-i** 16,11 ?? the care, and 1
that the Federai*A? T?ry *r*atl5' astonished,
tnat trie federal Qovernment has not largely
endowed the public schools of a city where thS
greater majority of the children of its em!
ployees receive gratis, daily, lhe nf in
struction This! consider decidedly un.usf"
and wonder that your tax-payers submit to t
so quietly. It appears to me that this frX
school system is carried too far m a cltv lik*
"Washington, having the limited resources
which her sparse tax-list presents. Whilst I
believe public monies can be applied to no
better purpcses than those of education and
improvements, nevertheless I fail to see the
jusiice of your or any other corporation treas
ury pay ing for the tuition of the children of
psreLts lullyable to pay themselves for the
schooling of their offspring?and particularly
v here such parents are non-residents.
Let us !o< k at some facts in the case. I find
your enlightened and liberal minded City
fathers set apart fully one-fifth of the whole
annual income of the Corporation for school
purposes. They wisely appropriate it, but the
real burdan of paying this large sum falls upon
your tax payers and business men. I would
simply now ask howmany of the non-resident,
cilhe holding and not (lraftabie heads of fami
lies in this city, or, as it was once designated
to me, ?< federal crumb-plate," are tax payers r
Let your tax clerk answer. Now, I lurther
ask, who send most children to your nublia
schools, resident tax payers or noa-resident
Qovernment employes f You will find, I am
inclined to think, but little disparity iu the re
spective number. Ergo, your tax payers par
for the schooling of the children of your lion
residents. Now this should not be, and I and
other of your non-resident patrons of your
public schools do not expect it of you. Or late
years the public schools of this city have,
through the exertions of your honorable Board
of^enrteoand the competency of the teach
"T* eoiujoyed, improved to such an extent that
. ouryfre schools can compare, so far as they
go, favorably with any private or public
schools of the country. I, for one, wonld pre
fer to send my children to yonr public school?,
and were I even compelled to pay eqnally aa
much as I would have to do at private schools.
Tour esteemed Mayor, who. 1 understand,
so modestly objects to having his name super
sede that oi "Public" over the new school
house in the Third District, appears ever ready
to promote the interests ol education in the city
wbereol he Is the honored chief magistrate, and
only utters regrets that means are wanting to
still further increase the efficiency of the public
school system here. The corporate authorities
seem disposed and anxious to co-operate in this
commendable cans*, and I now suggest that,
inasmuch as Congress seems to have forgotten
you, among Its many other liberal gifts to
wards promoting education in other sections of
the country, parents who send children toyour
free schools, and particularly such as are,
strictly speaking, non-residents, should pav
something towards relieving the Corporation
irom additional expense. In order to main
tain free education for the poor, I propose to
grade this remuneration for benefits received
about as follows: Each head of% family,
whose Income is less than 8600 per annum
according to the returns of the U. S. Assessor?
Is to enjoy the privileges of the public schools
for his or her children/ree of all expense. All
heads of families whose income is oyer 8600
and under 81,000, 1 propose should pay, re
gardless of the number ol children he or she
may send to the Public Schools, the expense of
schooling one child, and that, say at the low
price of 825 per term of ten months. For every
8500 additional income, I propose the tuition of
one child is to be paid for, so that for instance
I, who expect to send three children to school,
according to my Income will have to pay82>
per year as the fee for tuition of one child and
send my other two fr?e. My neighbor down
street has an income of 81.&00 per annum, and
sends also, three children, he has to pay for all
three only 8<5 per year. My neighbor over the
way with an income of 82,400 per annum, only
sends one child to the Public Schools and pays
for this privilege in addition to whatever tax
is collected of him for school purposes, only
825. "Widow Smith may send six children free
of all expense, &c. With the money thus raised
ycru might ultimately build and sustain a high
school, whereto even your wealthiest citizens
might feel proud to send their children. 1 have
written this article, Mr. Editor, with the sole
view to draw out the opinions of more experi
enced co-laborers in education, and with the
hope that ultimately benefit may result to the
cause generally, in a city where so much sin
cere effort seems to pervade the corporate au
thorities, as I find to be the case in Washing
ton, whereof I hope some future day to become
a permanent resident. S. F.
Police Reports ? First PrecincL? J. B
Maury, last driving over county bridge; *3 so
John Club, threats; bail for peace
Second Precinct?Goldsman Rass, threats and
disorderly; 85.58. Daniel Buch, disorderly
military. John Llttel, assault and battery -
bail for court. Cecelia A. Eahart, disorderly1
workhuse. *'?
Third Precinct.?Thomas Hazier, drunk; mil
lta^ Aam?* Coleman' fugitive from justice,
and Michael Casey, beating his wife; jail for
court. Alfred Stone, highway robbery; iail for
court. Chapman Dale, do.: do. Wm. Lee,
disorderly; 83.44. Frank Robertson, do.; 85.44.
Carrol Dailey, trespassing; dismissed. John
Briscoe and John Harrod, disorderly; 85.50
each. Geo. McCallion, drunk; dismissed.
Fourth Precinct ? Louis Habermold, d sorder
ly; workhouse. Dennis Macaboy, do.; 82. J.
Rodgers, larceny; dismissed. MacMcKechnie
and Louis Extine, drunk; workhouse. Michl.
O Day do. and disorderly; 82. Brian Mullany.
do.; do. A.Hall, nuisance; 81.60. John Dor
l?ttV?e.?r*2 Myers. Wm. Richardson, Chas.
K.^^tjallagher, drunk and disorderly; 83.00
? Frtcinct.?-John Slanter, grand larceny
jail for court. Jos. Rltter, do.: dismissed. Joel
L; max, do.; tor trial. Laac Bebee, disorderly;
dismissed. Jos. Nolan, do.; 85.58. John Caj
hon, do.; dismissed. John Casalays, do.; 81.5?.
James Deal, do.; workhouse. Wm. Newton,
assault and battery; bail for peace. Jos. Mur
phy, drunk; dismissed. G. A. Clifford, do
81.58. Rob't Johnson, do.; dismissed. James
bolan, assault and battery; bail for court, j
W. Jellers, disorderly; military.
Tenth Precinct.?Wm. Tburton, larceny; bail
for court. John Rice and Mary Nutrell, drunk
82. Charles Jones, do.; dismissed. John Free!
do. and disorderly; do. John Slaven, do.; do.
George Shepherd, do.; do. Elizabeth Smith,
do.; bail lor good behavior. Wm. Lacey, Kate
McCormick, larceny; jail. Mary Sullivan,
disorderly; 810. Mary Howard, do.; 83. Jas.
Murphy, Abraham Godfrey, do.; dismissed.
Laura Hilbert, do.; 82. Allen Harris, do.; do.
Catharine Cnllen, do.; do. Susan Ford, do:
81. Benjamin Ford, do.: 85. Isabella Penny,
Louisa Anderson, Jane Douglas, Blaflche Da
vis, do.; 82 each. Margaretta Lee, Emily Stot,
threats; bail for peace. Victoria Scott, drunk
and disorderly; 812 56. Enoch Perry, receiv
ing stolen goods; for hearing. Montz Usher,
assault and battery; military. Wm. Johns, do ?
dismissed. Andreas Beagley, drunk; do.
Sale op Abandoned Property.?An unu
sually large number of bidders were in attend
ance at the sale of abandoned property to-day
which took place under the direction of Mr.
Wm. Silvey, special agent of the Treasury De
partment. The property generally brought
very good prices, and some articles in the shape
of family relics commanded very high figures.
Quite a number of persons were in attendance
from the cities of Washington and Baltimore.
The sale will be continued to morrow.?Alex.
Journal, Auputt 24 th.
Iff" A novel and curious instrument has
been invented by M. Bryois. It is for the pur
pose of taking short-hand notes with more
than usual rapidity, it consists of a series of
levers worked by keys like a piano, and acting
on a set of types which impress themselves on
astrip of paper that is gradually unrolled.
Working only with oneffinger, an ordinary re
porter can work as rapidly as the best short
hand reporter, but by using the two hands the
rapidity is increased immensely
The consumption of horse flesh as an ar
ticle of food is largely on the increase in Paris.
An official retnrn recently published shows
that the consignment of salted horse to the
capital from the Department of the worth
amounts to nearly 30,0U0 pounds w??*1!
The vagabond daughter ot a vagabond
family in Patterson, N. J- a few days ago
kidnapped a little child, stripped it of its
clothing, and then threw it In a well, and thus
murdered It. The murderess (a^ed 13) has
been arrested.
?7" Brignoli, the tenor, is defendant in i anit
in a TJewYork court for non-fulfilment of a
musical er|W'meBt. lie says be went upon
the stage in i??? but refuses to tell what he did
before that year.
Win i?? the number of Germ in Methodists
la the United States was three, with one trav
eling preacher. Ia IMS they aamtered ?,(*?,
with -33 traveling preachers, 334 churches, and
150 parsonages.

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