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WASHINGTON. D. C.. FRIDAY, AUGUST 2. 1867. N2. 4,493. the evening star IS PUBLISHED DAILY (SUNDAY EXCIPTjCD AT THE STAR BUILDING, Sonthvest corner Ptnn'a avenue and ittk ttretf, BY W. D. WALL AO H; The STAB is served by the carrier* to their ?nbscribers in the City and District at Tax CasTfl p*r wbkk. Copies at the counter, with or without wrappers, Two Units each. Paica tor Mailing Three months, One Dollar and Fifty Cents; six months, Three Dol lar t; one year, Five Dollars. No papers are wnt from the office longer thm paid for. The WEEKLY STAR?published on Fri day -One Dollar and a Half a Year. BANKERS. JAY COOKS h CO., BANKERS, Fifteenth street. opposite Treasury, uy and sell at current market rates, and keey constat tly on hand a full supply <*f all GOVERNMENT BONDS, SEVEN-THIRTIES, AND COMPOUND INTEREST NOTES. Orders for STOCKS, BONDS, Ac'., executed, and Collections made on all accessible point*. ?e l tf XCHAN6E OFFICE OF WILLIAM HUR LEY & CO. E Wo are selling Bill* of Exchange on England Ireland and Scotland, for one ponnd sterling and upwards, at our office, 408 Pennsylvania avenue ?P ? 3m ff?. HURLEY St CO. ^AYINGSBANK. "A PIN A DAY IS A GROAT A YEAR." Call at the corner of 19T11 STREET AND PENNA. AVEN FREE DM EN'S SAVINGS AND TRUST CO. CHARTERED BY CONGRESS. The Central Office of this Company is now situated ?sal?ove,and is carried on in connection with the Washington Branch. OFFICE OPEN FROM 9 TILL 3. Bepositaof ONE DOLLAR and upwards received, and interest paid on all sums of FIVE DOLLARS atid upwards. Investment* are made in UNITED STATES BONDS AND STOCKS ON LY, under the direction of HENRY D. COOKE, E?q.. of JAY COOKE St CO., Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Bank. The Deposits are now more than $400,000. M. T. HEWITT, of New York. President. ? D. L. EATON, Actuary, W. J. WILSON, Cashier of Branch Bank. ?y 23 W,FAM,tim* First National Bank of Washington H. 9. COOKE,(of Jay Cooke St Co.,) President. WM. 8. HUNTINGTON, Cashier. GOVERNMENT DEPOSITORY AND FINANCIAL AGENT OF THIS UNITED STATES, Ibtk street, opposite the Treasury Department. f ??? Government Securities with Treasurer United State* WZ'ONE MILLION DOLLARS We buy and sell all classes of GOVERNMENT SECURITIES at current market rate FURBISH EXCHANGE and make Collections on ALL THE PRINCIPAL CITIES OF THE UNITED STATES. We purchase Government Vouchers on the MOST FAVORABLE TERMS, and give careful and prompt attention to A CCO UN TS OF B US1NESS MEN and FIR MS and to any other business entrusted to us. FULL INFORMATION in regard to GOVERN MENT LOANS at all tines cheerfully furnished. WM. S. HUNTINGTON, Cashier. Washington, March 20. 1865. m 21-tf HOTELS, &c. JVOT1CE.-MR. GEO. A SPRINGMAN, form lv erly proprietor of the Columbia Hotel, o W ashiugton. has opened a Hotel on 703 Walnut street, Philadelphia. Pennsylvania. He also has ?ii hand a large stock of Rbinesh Wines of his ova importation The citizens of Washington ought not to fail t" give hini a call. jy6-lni* PINEY POINT HOTEL. SALT WATER BATHING. Tt if wll ki.i wu resort will be op^n for the re ception of visitors on th?- 2Uth of June. Board per day..? .... ?2.!50. Board per week "i]( WM MITCHELL, Prop", Steamers leav^ Washington every Tuesday, V ednesday, Friday and Saturday at 0 o'clock a. la , and Baltimore every Tuesday. Friday au4 Satur day at 4 '? i look p. nj. Touching going aud return ing at the Point. je 12-tf A CARD ?The undersigned herewith announce the public that he has sold out his A A Restaurant. >>01 7th street. to Mr. F. G.VfaH BOHR He avails himself of this opportu nity to thank his friends for the many favors which for so man> ywars they have been pleased to bestow upon him, hoping that they will continue to extend the same to his successor. CHARLES KLOMAN. Washington, D. C., April 13,i&j. I take pleasure to inform the public that I have bought the well-known establishment known as Alomar 's Restaurant. It shall be my duty to do every thine in my power to gain the custom and esteem ol the citizens of the District of Columbia. ap 13 3m* F. G. ROHR. DENTISTRY, DR. LEWIE & DAVIS' DENTAL ASSOCIA TION. No. ?t>0 PENN'A AVE, Between 12th and 13th streets. TEETH EXTRACTED WITHOUT PAIN. No charge will be made for extracting where Ar tificial Teeth are inserted, although the^^BC^ patient will be required to pay for the^tSSa? surgical operation when performed, which^- *'? r v ?w ill be deducted when tfie Teeth are made. The Association is now prepared to make Teeth on Gold, Silver and Rubber .tt New York. Philadelphia ami Bostoi: prices. Ail persons wishing dental work d"ne can have it as cheap as in the abeve-named cities. All work will be done in the neatest and l>ert manner, and warranted to give entire satis fwtioi: Persons will do well to call and examine "Ur wi 1 k b? tore getting it elsewhere. jy 13-tf np E E T H . J M. LOOMIS, M. D.. The Inventor and Patentee of the MINERAL PLATE TEETH- atteiiis personally at. his off < in thi^ city Many persons can! wear these teeth who cannot wear others, rtk! bo person can wear others whocaunot wear the?e. Persons calling at my office can be accommodated with anj style and rrice of Teeth they may desire, but to those who are particular, and wish the pur est. clea-iest, strongest and most perfect denture that art can procure, the MINERAL TEETH will be more full:, warranted. Rooms in this city?No. 33* Penn'a avenue, be t?-ee?i 9th and 10th sts. Also, 90T Arch street Philadelphia. oc29-ly or the re 'PrH'tor. CLOTHING, &c. J. HE1BERGER, (Successor to H. F. Lor do m 4 Cn.,) 1 'i ijci vi 1 CITIZENS, ARMY AND NAVY MERCHANT TAILOR. Metropolitan Hotel, (late Brown's,! jy 10-tf No. 3b2 Penn. avenue. Washington. MLOSANO, MERCHANT TAILOR, corner of ? !*h and I? streets, desires to return bin thanks for the liberal patronage be-' ?towed upen him during past seasons, and at the same time invites his friends to visit his Store and inspect his new 11 u?J choice selec- < tiou of Goods, which he has just purchased for the Bprinc and Rummer Trade. Mr. R. HARDON. his aseo. iate. continues to give his constant attention to the style and general appearance of all garments made at the establishment. The best work and moderate charges is our motto. ap jj-3m* SEVENTH STREET. 4?() TO PERSONS RENOVATING. REDUCED PRICES FOR CASH. Having the largest and choicest Stock in theDis tiut and wishing to reduce it as much as p >1 n'. e (iui iiig tile summer. iu order to make room for fall purchase*, we shall offer for the next two 11.' itb- at reditu! price* for cask, our choice aelec PApV RHANGINGS, WINDOW SHADES, OVAL PICTURE FRAMES, l'lCH KK < "Kl? AND TASSELS, WALNI 1 BRACKETS. CABINETS. BOOK SHELVES, Ac., Also, always on < xhibition and sale a few choice PAINTINGS and ENGRAVINGS. To tn injz the above we.would say please cull and examine our Goods, and compare guality and prices before purchasing. Please remember the name and nnmber. J MARKRITER, No. 4"?t> Seventh street. Eight doors above Odd Fellows' Ilall. je 17 m* between D and E street*. aiEW BOOKS.?Law and Practice of United States Naval Courts-Martial. By A. A. Har wood.U S.N The Reign of Law. By the Duke of Argyll; 1vol.; London. The Vegetable World. By Louis Fipuier; 1 vol.; London. Elsie Magoon. By Mrs._ Frances liaiu (ixvi*. May Day. Ry Ralph W aldo Emerson. Good Knglish; or, Popular Error* in Language. Harrison on the Steam Boiler, my 22 FRANCK TAYLOR. rpHE POTOMAC BRICK WORKS. We are making extensive arrangement* for man ufacturing BRICKS of everv description, machine, band-marie and premed.aml will m>on be prepared to rective proposals tor furnishing them in any euantity. _ O. N THOM St CO . Office 18th street, M door north of ' jett-JB* A C*.'*Baak. TRAVELLER'S GUIDE. Baltimore ud Ohio Railrud. Fo* Baltimore.?Trains leave dally, except Sunday, at 7:00 and 7:46 a m., and 12:15, 3:00,4:30, and 8:45 p.m. On Sunday, at 7:45 a.m., and 4:30 and 8:45 p. m. For all Wat Stations.?Daily, except Snnday, at 7:00 a.m., and 2:00 and 8:45 p.m. Snnday, at 7:45 a. m., and 4 30.and 8:45 p. m. For Wat Stations South of Annapolis Jrsc TiON.?6:15 and 7:00 a. m., and 2:00 and 4:35 p. m. Fob Annapolis.?7:C0 a. m.,and 4:30 p.m. No train on Snnday. For All Parts of the Wist.?Leave daily, ex cept Snnday, at 7:45 a. m., and 4:30 and 8:45 p. m. On Snnday, at 4:30 and 8:45 p. m. only, connecting at Belay Honse with Western trains. Philadelphia mad New York Threugh Lime. For New York, without change of cars.?Leave daily, except Snnday, at7:45a. m., and 12:15 and 7:00 p.m. On Snnday, at 7:00 p.m. only. Sleeping cars on 7 p. m. train. For Philadelphia.?Daily, except Snnday, at 7:45 a.m., and 12:15, 4:30, and 7:00 p.m. On Snnday, at 7 p. m. only. Great PenasylTaaia Route. For the Northwest, South and Southwest Trains leave Baltimore and Ohio depot at 7:45 a. m. and 4:30 and 8:45 p.m. Steamboat Travel. For Richmond and the 8outh and Southwest. The steamers of the Richmond and Fredericksburg line leave Seventh street wharf daily, except Sun days, at 6 a. m. and 7 p. m. On Sundays at6a.m. only. For Alexandria.?Steamers leave 8eventh street wharf every hour from 6 a. m. until 7 p. m., daily. For Mount Vernon.?The steamer Wawasset leaves 8eventh street wharf Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings of each week at 10 o'clock returning at 3>? p. m. For Baltimore and Potomac River Land ings?The steamer Columbia leaves Riley's wharf, foot ef Eleventh street, every Wednesday morning at 6 o'clock. Potomac Transportation Line for Balti more and Potomac River Landings.?Steamers leave Sixth street wharf at 6 a. m. on Wednes days and Saturdays. For the Eastern Shore.?The steamer Wil son Small, an elegant boat, leaves her pier, oppo site No. 170 Light street wharf, Baltimore, every Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday, at 9 p. m., for East on Point. Pouble Mills, Oxford, Clora's Point, Wallach's wharf, Cambridge, Hughlett's wharf, Cabin Creek, Medford's wharf and Lloyd's Land ing. Fire Alarm Telegraph Stations. At the suggestion of many of oar readers, who do not understand the signal numbers in the striking of the bells to designate the locali ties of hres, we publish the lollowing list of the numbers and localities of the boxes in this city: 2-3d street east and L street south. ?*? 8th street east and Virginia avenue. 4?11th street east aud Pennsylvania avenue. 5?7th street east and Pennsylvania avenue. 6?5th street east and A street south. 7? ttli street ea*t anil South Carolina avenue. *?? 4th street cast and C street north. 9?6th street east and II street north. 1 2?2d street east and K street north. 1 3?2d street east and East Capitol street. 14?No. 3 Engine Honse, Capitol Hill. 15?2d street west and F street south. lb?Police Station. 4>* and F street south. 1 7?and M street south. I*? llth street west and Maryland avenue. 19?1/2 street and Maryland avenue. 21? C street north an'dNew Jersey ave., (B. R. Depot.) 23?City Hall. . 24?No. l Hook and-Ladder Honse, Mass. ave. and 4tli street. 25?itli street west and New York avenue. 2'i?Police Station, 7th and Boundary streets. 27?7th street west aud M street north. 2^?loth street west and II street north. 29?7th street west and E street north. 31?4}, street and Pennsylvania avenue. 32?7th street west and I) street south. 34?Bank of Washington, Louisiana avenue. 35?fentral Guard-House. 36?12th street west and N street north. 37?12th street west and 1 street north. 3S?No. 2 Eneine-Ih'use, D st. north and 12th st. west. 32?State Pepartnient,llth st. west and Sst. nerth. 41?Willard> Hotel. 4-2?Riggs' Bank. 15th st. west and N. Y. avenue. 43?16th street west and K street north. 45?19th street west aud 11 street north. 4b?2i*t street west and Pennsylvania avenue. 4 7?16% street west and II street worth. 4*>_20th street west and M street north. 4 9?Police Station. 20th st. west and K st. north. 51? 2Mb street west and G -treet north. 52?23?1 street west and L street north. 53?Smithsonian Institution. 54?18tli street weft and E street north. 56?Arsenal eato. 67?Navv-Yard gate. ??lltli "street west and F street north. 59?6th street west and N street south. 61? Adams' Express office. Pennsylvania avenne. ti:i?Government Printing Office, 11 *tr?et. 63?7th street west and I street north. ti4?9tli street west and G street south. 65?14th street west and C Btreet south. 67? U S Observatory. 6*??Sth st. west ami K st. north, (residence of Su perintendent of Police.) WOOD AND COAL. QOALI C O A L 11 Best WHITE ASH at $3, by the too. All sizes rsuit customers. Sawed and Split OAK WOOD, 810 per cord. ?? PINE " 89 Long Oak. $9percord. A ton of Coal sold by me always weighs 2.240 lbs. JOHN B. LORD, fe 28-ly Corner 4th and G streets. c? A LI O O A LI I AT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES. Gross tons of 2,240 lbs., delivered in any part the city. Chestnut White Ash, ?7. Stove. Ere and Furnace White Ash, 83.00. Bed Ash. 88.25. Lehigh. 99. Oak aud Pine Wood constantly on hand. Orders received at our Offloe; or at the Wharf, foot of Seventh street. S. P. BBOWN A SON, a26-tf 465 9th street, between E and F. H CORSETS, H O O 0 CHARLES BAUM'S O p 49 Louisiana avenub, P S Between Sixth and Seventh Streets. S K K 1 Corset Steels 5 cents a pair. I R R T je29-lm T S SHOULDER BRACES S Bermuda arrow root, PREPARED BARLEY and SAGO, SCOTCH OAT MEAL, GROUND RICE, WHEATEN GRITS, DUBYEAS MA1ZENA ANCORN STARCH, HECKER S FARINA. All fresh, and at lowest prices. N. W. BUBCHELL, Under Ebbitt House, je27 corner 14th and F streets, frrrrrrrrrrrrr'rrr'rrrr?? NEW BOOT AND SHOE STORE. GEO. B. WILSON, Late of the firm of Burns A Wilson, No. 402 SEVENTH STBEET, Under Odd Fellows' Hall. tttliittiitttiiiiiiilliii de 18-ly ^ GRAND GOLD MEDAL OF HONOR HAS to C PIANOS. been aw arded by the Paris Exposition^^g^ toChickering & Sons, of Boston, for theirlBwB JOHN F. ELLIS, 310 Pennsylvania avenne, jy 1-tf bole Agent for this city. CHEAP EDITIONS.?Thackeray's Lectures on the Four George; 81-28. Thackeray's Peu dennis, illustrated; 81,26. Shakspeare, English edition, illustrated; 60 cents. The Caxton's. by Bnlwer, Globe edition, illustrated; 81-80. Dick * ?t? /? 1 . ? a ? . r ??< . i . .n ?1.25 per volnme; illustrated. 81 50. Longfellow's oems. Diamond edition; #1.50. Tennyson's Poems, Diamond edition) 81-26. je 28 FRANCE TAYLOB G ^?WARE!-*baTTon^htJd ^^co?sfiKr?f ceivingall of the latest stylos ?f Jewefrv V?" which1 will sell as cheap as genuine article cin & purchased for at sny responsible establiewi? this or anv other city. An examination s^vi;S..i parison er the quality aad prices resnectfcii*,?* qnested, at 33S PennsylvanJa arenae ^17 r#* j** H. Q. HOOD. D A8PBEBBY VINEGAR, It RASPBERRY SYRUP, BLACKBERRY CORDIAL. All of best quality. N. W. BURCHELL, (i.ttr.lMi LOCAL NEWS. The Regatta. INCIDENTS?PRX8BNTATI0H TO TBI LADIBS ? THB WISHING BOATS. Yesterday, after the boats in the regatta had passed Alexandria, as we stated, with the Lady Lyons leading, fallowed by tbe Bru nette leading the Catherine Coombs and Grey hound, -which were abreast of each other, they remained in the same relative positions with the exception that the Coombs steadily gained, and taking the lead, kept it for tbe re mainder ol the race. The boats ronnded the bnoy in the following order: Catherine Coombs at 3:41 o'clock, Brunette at 3:54, Lyons at 4:08, followed closely by the Greyhound at 4:44, and tbe Moseby at 5:1*2. The Perseverance and National were some distance in the rear ot the former, and were close together when they rounded the bnoy at 5:lti, and others still further in the rear. The Highland Mary lost her rudder, and did not turn the buoy: neither did the Minnie Clarke, wbich overturned just pre vious to the start. At Broad Creek the Coombs was five minutes ahead of the Brunette, and tbe latter seven minutes ahead of the Lyons, which followed next; and off* Fort Foote the two former were nip and tuck, but tbe Coombs gradually gained, and came in ahead, passing the stake boat off 6th street wharf at 6 52. The Brunt-tte came in next, at 6 58*, and the Lady Lyons at 7. The other boats followed In rather slowly, and it was quite 8 o'clock before all the participants were ashore. The Brunette being of but fourteen feet keel, and the Coomb* of twenty.three l?set, it was necessary for the latter to have come la eighteen minutes ahead of the iormer?two minute? of time per foot being allowed for difference in the length of keels. Tbe Brunette, entered by Mr. Stewart, was declared entitled to tbe first prize of S50; the Coombs, entered by Mr. Harrison, of Alex andria, to the second ol SJO, and the Lady Lyons, also entered by Mr. Harrison, to the third of 82(?. As the winning boats passed tbe stake boat, Dudiy, with his ?Coon-killfer,'' gave them a salute, and tbe friends of tbe boats en the wharf, of which there was a large number, heartily cheered them, and numbers of ladies on the bank of tbe river evinced their approval by the waving of handkerchiefs. The steamer HI Livingston, Capt. Lawler, left the wharf about noon, having on board tbe new but fine young band known as St Domi nick's Cornet Band, witn a large number of ladies and gentlemen, most of them being the friends ot the participants, and stopping a few mo me eta at Alexandria, put off again and landed her load at Fort Washington, from the whsrf of which there was a fine view of the boats as they rounded the bnoy. On tbe wharf quite a large number of coun try people had (fathered to witness the beauti ful sight. The company who went down on the first trip were received courteously by Maj. Evan Thomas, commanding the post, and Surgeon Hill, who aflorded erery facility for an inspection of tbe fortifications, and placed at the disposal of a party two soldier fiddlers, to whose music, for some time, they enjoyed themselves in the dance. The Livingston returned to the 6*b street wharf about three o'clock, and in about half an hour she was again off with a full load of passengers, to see the boats on the home >fretcb, and after the first passengers, who had beeu left at the fort, had re-embarked, they bad another view of the boats before the close of the regatta, reaching tbe wharf about 7)^ o'clock. On the trip up there was quite an Interesting time in awarding a massive silver cup (presented by Major John Watt, of the "Cottage, ') to the lady offering the most ap propriate sentiment to the occasion. Ex-Al derman Thos. E. Lloyd, of the committer, presented the cup to Miss Lizzie Leslie, th? author of the following: ^ ' A woman, lite a good yacht, is prized for her 'winning' ways: but should never be for sale. She is a fit companion for a man of war or of peace." Others presented were as follows : By Mrs. G. W Harrison : To the lady friends of the National Yacht Club. May they be able, wiib needles from the North and cotton from the Sen h, to tacic together the shatteria fragments of our once glorious Union. By Ar.ne Williamson: Commerce, the arts, sciences, and literature would, without our marine, have been still in 'heir infancy. Long, therefore, may they go hand in hand 'the world o'er'" aided and fosteied by the genius and enterprise of "Young America" under canvas. Miss Dora Zimmerman: Woman, like tbe winning boat, is the first te tarn the head ot a (buoy) boy May the winning toy never be troubled with heart breakers, but be well tied (tide) to the girl he loves. By Mrs. Wm. Conard: One of the most bean - tifnl sights for men to behold is either a hand somely ??decked" yacht or woman bending for ward to the breezes of life, tossing aside her wavy curls with a graceful bow. yet either will develop her best qualities only when properly manned. By Miss Mollie Easter: Of all the races in the world, Tbe sail boat race for me, No whip or spur to pusn her on, Bnt a flowing sheet so free. By J. H.: May the human race of the capital of tne nation all (National) be benefitted Dy a boat race very often. By J. B.: May the boys (bonys) of this race win Ler (winner) in the race of life without having their heads turned. By Miss Ada Kadcliffe; What is the only dif ference between a yacht and a woman? Both are modeled in their ways, both should be manned and mated, and both are alike in favor ol winning their way. The only difference is, the stronghold of the former is its club, while that ol the latter is her tongue. By Mrs G. W. Gudyard': Why Is the writer of this like the yacht National t Answer. Be cause she is certain of not winning the prize. By Miss Ada Radcliffe : When does a yacht, like a woman, appear to tbe best advantage r Answer. When she is u;cll trimmed, and taili with a mate. By : To the National Yacht Cluo of Washington. D. C.: "Mayit prosper always as it has done at preaent, and receive the credit wh.ch it justly deserves." By Miss W Woodland: Of generous chiv alry we uol* to-day! Man leads in athletism and hears tbe palm?but woman wins in senti ment. All hail tbls aqueous race ! Lists on the wave?aud brightest prize The light that beams from beauty's eyes. By that, in uays of old romance The knight unerring poised bis lance; And was it not in woman's name, Tbe Yachtf that won the ocean fame J Major Watt.l [f Henrietta ] During the trip ol the Livingston some wrang ling took place wbich in one or two instances led ro blows and in one melee a man was badly beaten and Ids clothes torn off of him; he only escaping by seexlng refuge in tbe ladies cabin. The ollicers of the boat were, however, prompt in putting down any disturbances and nnder the circumstances where so many persons were gathered together, who were urging the c'aims of their respective favorites and backing up their arguments by money, it is not surprising that some disturbances took place. The Wawasset left about noon with a very large crowd and a band of music on board, and also stopped at Alexandria, where a num ber came on board. Tbis boat accompanied the regatta tbe entir* time, and the company on toaru had a line view of it from the com mencement to the close?Capt. Stacxpole giv ing all an opportunity to witness the race. On this boat there was also some disturbance, du ring wbich a man named Lloyd received a cut in the arm, an ugly flesh wound. Oppo site the Arsenal whurf a disturbance of some magnitude took place, in which a number of Alexandrians engaged with anumberol Wasb lngtomans, and blows passed freely; but this was pnt down by the officers of the boat. As ?son as tbe boat landed, nowever. and the par ties reached the wharf, the disturbance was recommenced, and a general fight seemed in evitable ; but tbe police, ol which (here was quite a detail present, promptly suppressed it. All tbe disturbances took place forward, and nothing occurred during tbe trip to mar the pleasure o> tbe ladies who were present. The Wlnnissimltt left her wharf at three o'clock in the afternoon, with a large number of passengers, who were taken as far as Fort Washington and accompanied the regatta to the city. There was quits a large amount of money bet on the regatta, mostly all ot which was in small amounts. Before tne signal was given lor the star", there appeared to-be some diffi culty in obtaining bets on account of some not knowing the boats. There were a few bets made before the start; the favorite with the Wasbingtonians being the Brunette, entered by Stewart, in which those about the wharf seem ed to have as much confidence as they had in the qualifications of Mr- brown to sail her to the best advantage. Tbe Alexandrians bad their favorites in the Catherine Coombs, and the Ledy Lyons, and willing to bet freely. After the boa's got nnder wav bets were treeiy made and as the boats seemed to gain or loss, so teemed tae betting. The Perseverance started off so finely as tor a short t<ms to inspire her friends wi'b confidence and a lew bets wei? made on her. As the Ladv Lyons took the lead and passed so far ahead of the other boats she caused many bets to be offered on her and as the Coombs gained and passed arounl the bnoy, bfts ol MO to 940 were offfr?l and taken. When, however, at Fort Foote the Bra nette was nip and tuek with her, even beta were offered and taken. After the boata bad reached the wharf at the foot ol Sixth street, and those who had aailed them had come aahore, there commenced a scene of congratulation In which the National Clnb (which, although they had originated the regatta, did not win a prize) ware the fore most, and tbey opened their headquarters at Watt's Cottage. Subsequently the jndges, Messrs. Stephenson, Cos and Martin, with the captaina and crews of the boata, and several members of the press, and invited guesta, were escorted by Major Watt to a dining room, in which a line collation was spread, to which fnll justice waa done. During the evening the subject, of another regatta waa discussed, the general opinion in regard to wbicb seemed to be that as the pub lic had so liberally patronized and encouraged this, another should be arranged to take place within a month or so. Ex-Councilman George Wright, we hear, was applied to, to act as one of the judges, but waa compelled, on account of other engage ments, to decline. He, however, kindly vol unteered to act as one of the judges of the col lation, and this duty be performed in an im partial manner, while valnlv endeavoring to close up the a per tor* In bis own face, assisting the host (Major Watt) to make his guests com fortable and to close np theirs. The Nationals, who, we believe, initiated this affair, and on whose captain (Mr. F. W. Miller) most of the arrangements devolved, were complimented for the manner in whicb the affair was gotten up, as was also Major Watt, and other gentlemen in the neighbor hood who bad taken a rreat interest in it. It is hoped that, so far as the regatta proper was a success, except that tbe wind was not suffi ciently strong to make it as exciting as could be wished, that the Nationals, with other yacbtmen, will aoon make arrangements for another regatta. Thi River Front, August 2.?After tbe activity of yesterday, when everything was on tbe tip-toe of excitement, conaequent upon the great regatta, for wbioh such extensive ar rangements had been made, the "front" to day seeraed somewhat subdued and exhausted. We glean tbe following: Harvey's Wharf. ? Arrived ? Steamer Pio neer, Olden,wood, for Harvey, Clark 4; Given. Carter't Wharf.?Am ved?Schooner Little Rock. Richman, Philadelphia, 11-2 tens of coal for John Wilson. Sailed?Schooner T. H. Hooper, Mobray, down the river, light., Riley's Mharf.?Arrived?Schooners Com modore Conner, Gilmore, Port Deposit, lum ber tor C. B. Church: Chieftain, Jones. Havre de-Grace. coal, for John Lawrle; Morning Light, Simmons, Havre-de-Grace, coal for John Lawne; Merchant, . Havre-de Grace, coal, for Josepb.B. Briant. Fowler't Wharf.?Arrived?Wm. Dorman, Evans, Potcmac Creek, wood tor the Washing ton and Georgetown ice company; Diamond State, Bennett, Baltimore, lumber for S. Nor ment. Sailed?Schooners Alice, Shirt, light Six Sons, Dickson light: izetta, , George town, to load with coal for an Eastern port. Crouch's Wharf.?Arrived?Steamer Virginia, Gregg, Potomac Creek, lumber, for Hunt &; Co.: Schooners Kate, Freer. Upper Machodoc, wood for market; Albert Mason, Hunt, New York, plaster, for J Sullivan and Thomas Fa hay. ? ? Improvements in South Washington? Tbe work of grading south F street, between 7th and lltb streets west, has been commenced by the contractors and should be pushed on to completion as rapidly as possible during this month, so that the street will be in good condi tion next winter. By this importantand much needed work, not only will F street be vastly improved, but drainage will be afforded to tbe hat of land extending through to Maryland avenue, and which, though standing high from the river, has so level a surface that the water stands there, making it Impossible to have cellars, and rendering the pumps unfit for use. When F stree< is reduced to grade, the inter secting streets, Sth street and Sth street, north of F, fcan be cnt down, affording the drainage so much needed, and making it possible to lay foot-walks. which cannot now be done. When this is effected this portion of t?ie city must improve vastly, as tbe 1<?j r-ftl be very eligible for building purposes, being conveni ent to the street cars, and really much nearer Pennsylvania avenue than localities north of the city in the "slashes,'' where building is rapidly going on. In connection with this F street improve ment tbe work of opening 9th street to the river is being carried on: the earth excavated being used to fill in behind the new sea-wall en tending frem 7th to Oth streets. In this way two birds are killed with one stone, and when .ie work is completed a most important business start will have been made lor that neighborhood. If, however, the contractor means to finish the job this year he mnst pat on more carts. ? Arrests Without Warrant.?In the case of Gideon L. Walker, E-^q., (reported in yes terday 's Star,) who was arrested on Tuesday for driving over tbe pavement, and subse quently fined *2 by Justice Thompson, and who appeared before the Justice on Wednes day and argued that the police officers had no right to arrest him without a warrant, and agreed to reduce his points to writing, and submit them to theustice on thefollowiug day, (Thursday,) he failed to do, so and stands fined S2. Lieut. Skippons subsequently looked up an act of Congress which seems to determine the question under discussion, and which is section ten of an act amending an act to create a metropolitan police district of the District of Columbia, and ro establish a police therefor, and reads as follows: Be it further enacted, That the sevsral mem bers of the police force, including the Commis sioners ot Police, shall have power and author ity to Immediately arrest wit ho u t warr an t, and to take into custody any person who shall commit or threaten te attempt to commit, in the presence of such member or within his view, any breach of the peace or offence di rectly prohibited by act of Congress, or by any ordinance of the city or county, within which the offence is committed, threatened, or at tempted; but such member of tbe police force sball immediately, and without delay upon such arrest convey in person such oflender before tbe nearest magistrate, that he may be dealt with according to law. ? ??Lammed out of His Boots. "?At an early hour this morning some excitement was created in the neighborhood ol 4)$ street and Maryland avenue, by a vigorous set-to between Keziah and Jack Thornton, both colored. Thejpar ties have been living together for some lime as man and wife ; but of late disturbances have frequently occurred between them be cause of Jack's irregularity in not coming home at night. The offence was repeated last night, whereupon Keziah sallied forth this morning in search other delinquent lord, and finding him at the point designated above, she immediately waded inte him with the natural implements ol warfare. Jack showed game and defended himself as best be coald; but finally he was compelled to succnmb to the justice of his wife's cause and her superior physical powers. Three orfour well directed bio'ws brought him to tbe gTound, when, by a series of kicks and stamps, Jack was made to shift his boots and roll abeut from point to point till, through pity lor his defenceless po sition, the infnriated spouse was made to de sist from her ferocious enterprise. Virtually, Jack was ?? lammed out of his boots." Interesting Case op Water Rights.?In the Equity Court, Chief Justice Cartter, yes terday, the case of George Hill, jr., vs. tbe Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company, was taken np. This is the case formerly reported In relation to the water power furnished the mill of the plaintiff by the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company, and coraeH up on a motion for an injunctien to restrain the com pany from cutting off the water su pply to the mill. W.K.Hution, esq., engineer, was ap pointed special commissioner to inquire and make report te tbe court: 1st. As to <h? volume ol water ordinarily received at the mill, and through how many inobes of aperture. 2d. What Quantity of water is discharged by tbe mill, especially in comparison with the other mills of Georgetown. 3d How many square inches of aperture two feet lrom the bottom of the canal, and of the width ot the forebay now used, wonld furnish a flow of water equiva lent in power to the additional water received hv the complainant under the resolutions ot Mav and June, exhibited in the original cause, over and above tbe original grant. And that leave be granted either party to take further testimony. Death of a Weil-Known Citizen?Last evening Mr. Richard Harrison died at his resi dence on Eighth street, in the 76th year of his age. Mr. Harrison has resided in this city for many years, and for over fifty years was a watchman in tbe State Department. He was a member of Friendship Lodge of Odd-Fel lows, and was one of the oldest members ol the order in the District. New Steakshif Line.?A New York pa per states that a new project is on loot for the establishment of an Ooean Steamship line tetvt een Washington ? nd Alexand 1. on the one ban <7, and Antwerpt on the other, with a depot for toe reception of German emigrants in Washington, from whicb they will be distrib ited threufh um (Uffirent Southern states. Base Ball.?A spirited game of base ball was played yesterday afternoon on tbe grounds of the National, 17th and S streets, between the Jefferson and Empire clubs The score stood Jefffcrson 36, Empire 35. Mr. William Hug ges of the National club acted as Umpire. The Jefferson and Capitol clubs play a game this afternoon on Monument lot near 14tb street, Island. There will be a ''muffin" game of base ball between the Married and Single men of the Fourth Auditor's Office, on their grounds, cor ner of 9th and Boundary streets, on Saturday afternoon, at 4* o'clock. At an adjourned meeting of the Base Ball Fraternity, held last evening, at Cronin's, the finance and arrangement committees reported favorable progress in the sale of tickets, Ac. Messrs, Browning, of the Continental, and Fletcher, of the Potomac, haying at their own request been relieved from duty on the finance committee, Messrs. Berger, of the Continental, and Pettit, of the Potomac, were appointed to fill the vacancies. In addition to their other duties, the finance committee were authorized tckco-operate with the committee of three ap pointed at a former meeting to solicit subscrip tion? to be used in defraying the incidental ex pentes, and the citizens will therefore recognize i hem as the proper parties in whose bands to place their funds. The committee of finance, committee of arrangements, and seleet commit tee of three will meet at Oronin's this evening, at half past seven o'clock, and it is all impor tant that every member thereof Bhould be promptly on band. The tickets to the supper having been limited, on acconnt of the hotel accomodations, it would be advisable for those desiring to participate to secure their tickets at an early hour during the day. A Brilliant Wedding.?a wedding of more thar. ordinary interest took place yester day alternoon at Ingieside, the residence of General Hiram Walbritfge. The step-daugh ter of the General, Mrs Helen Simpson, was united in matrimony to Dr. J. Phillips, the Kev. Dr. D. P. G-urley officiating:. Among the distinguished guests preseut,with many ladies, were Chief Justice Chase, General Spinner, District Attorney Carrington, Henry D.Cooke, Wm. S. Huntington. Joshua Pierce, Esqs. I who gave away the bride,) and Snrgeous Jradley, Middleton, and Carvalho, and others ot the United States army. General and Mrs. Walbrldge gracefully dispensed their usual abundant hospitality, Bbst Stylus of stoves, Furnaces. and heaters?Elsewhere will be found, the adver tisement ol Mr. W. D. Wyvill, whose steve establishment, No. 409 Pennsylvania avenue, is the resort of all good housekeepers, both on account of the completenesj of his 6tock and his reliable mode of doing business. The Pyramidal furnaces and Sexton's hearers have a great reputation as first-class articles, and are worth inspection. Letter Carbieks' Delivery.?During the month of July the twenty-five letter carriers employed in the Washington city post office delivered 11*4,006 mail letters, 10,151 local let ters, and 29,411 newspapers. There were 73,Se3 letters collected from the street boxes during the month. finks Collected.?Justice Charles Walter has collected during the month of J uly $.725.10, of wbicb $463.10 were tor Corporation offences. *35 United States fines for school lund, and 927 for Levy Court. This is the net amount of tines collected, all expenses being deducted. ? Suit for Breach of Promise.?A suit ha? been entered by Mr. Norris, for Jennie Perry, against Thomas Hoover, for breach of promise of marriage, laying damages at *3,<KiO. ? Alexandria and Vicinity.?The Journal ol yesterday says: The man Charles Casey, arrested two days since in Washington for'burglary at the house of John Foley, in that city, proves to be an old offender, having escaped from tbe West Vir ginia Penitentiary at Moundsville on the first of last March, where he was serving but a term for grand larceny. He owed that State seven months service when he took leave of me penitentiary. Officer Webster, of this city, has been on his track ever since, and had just 'spotted him,' and laid traps tor his arrest, wben be unexpectedly turned upas the princi pal in a first cla^s burglary. H? has a wile living in the vicinity of Alexandria. A number of the enterprising natives of this place were encaged, during? the forenoon, fl?b Ing in the Potomac lor gold fish, a small one having been captured near Prince street dock a few days ago, by skillful management on the part of an ancient fisherman. Goldfish as a luxury are harmless, but costly and trouble some. As food they are no bettei than yaller bellies, eels, or cat-flf'h A shipment of over 7.000 bushels of whea*, was made to Philadelphia, from Alexandria on yeeerday, by M. Eldridtre & Co. The daily shipments ot grain from here to the North, by various merchant",comprise a larger number ol bushels tban our readers have any idea ol Only five marriage licenses were issued from the clerks office of the county court dur ing the month of July. This is a remarkably meagre result, considering the amount ol bill ing and cooing that has been going on between the young folkB The Gazette says: The three-story brisk dwelling bouse, No. 1?4 Prince street, cn the south side, between Columbus and Alfred street?, lormerly owned and occupied by Lawrence B. Taylor, esq?l?t has a front of about 21 feet 3 inches, and runs back 100 feet to an alley, extending through the square, was sold to-day at public auction by John H- Parrott, auctioneer, to John w. Burke, for $2,50<>. The three-story brick ware house and lot, No. ?3, 30 feet front by SO feet depth, on the north side of King, between Union and Water sts., was sold at the same time, and byfthesame auctioneer, to Mrs. Isaac Kell, for S3.050. A gentleman'named Sinclair, from Fauquier, was arrested in Washington last night, by po lice officers Sipple and Bubinoe, of this city, brought here and confined, charged with the serious offence of stealing two horses from Mr. John J. Edmonds, also of Fauquier county, and selling the same in this city, one for 950 to Mr. Steuernarle. and the other to Mr. Huntington, for $160. This morning, however, it was discovered that the arrest ol Mr. Sin clair resulted altogether from a mistake, and the gentleman was immediately released. Gov. Pierpelnt on yesterday received a com munication from Gen. Scbofield, informing him that the following appointments of civil officers has been made: Jonathan Roberts, Justice of the Peace for the fourth magisterial district of Fairfax county, vice Thomas P Brown, resigned. Silas Simpson, Justice of. the Peace for the second magisterial district of Fairfax county. A large number of delegates, white and colored, from this city and the neighboring countips, to the Convention, which met in Richmond tbls morning, left here last night in the Aquia Creek steamer. A called meeting oi the City Council was held last night, both Boards being in session, but no business of general interest was trans acted. Affairs in St. Mary's County, Md.-1The Leonard town Gazette of yesterday, says: An infantry company, under the name of the '?St. Mary's Guards" has been organized in this district under the militia laws of the State. The company already numbers over fifty men, rank and file, and its first drill came off in Leonardtewn on Saturday evening last. Many of the members having had experience of war. and nearly all being familiar with the rly the company on the occasion of its first exhibition presented rather the appearance of regulars than militia. One of the most pleas ing features of the present organization is the harmonious admixture of men, as officers and privates, who fought under different banners during the late war, all now, however, march ing with pride under the national flag aad keeping step "to the mnsic of the Union." Richard H. Reeder, Esq., who was an nounced as a candidate for County Commis sioner', declines to run for that position. In thiB connection, we direct attention to the card of Col. T. Harrison in another column, by which it will be seen, that be declines running for the Legislature. The declination of these gentlemen is much regretted by their numer ous friends in this vicinity. Since the above was written, Mr. Albert Young, who bad been spoken of as a candidate for clerk of the Circuit Court, has announced his intention not to be a candidate. The complaint is general that the corn crop of our county is suffering dreadfully, especial ly in stiff lands, from the present drouth and the cold dry winds which accompanied it up to last wf ek. For a few days during the past week, the weather has been warmer and more favorable, but aa the drouth continues to pre vail this crop is making little or no progress In this neighborhood, there was a slight rain on Monday last, but at present writing there is another cold snap upon us and very little aprearance of an early rain. The adjourned term of our Equity Court will commence in Lecnardtown on Monday next, August 6th. A Chicago journal makes the frank and frightful acknowledgment that "things seom to be rapidly approaching a condition when no man in Chicago will know whether he is a married man or hot." THE RUNIC INSCRIPTION. A New Theory. The following letter Is from tbe pen of a die. trnguiahed lawyer of Ohio, wbo ts evidently a believer in the Hvldaserk Kunic inscription. It is cartons and interesting, and we publisb it on that account, tbough everybody hereabouts understands that the runic inscription is the biggest sell or tbe century. The letter bears date July 15, 1867 : Dear : 1 have read and reread tbe ex traordinary article, ?? America Discovered by tbe Irish," and admitting my hybrid origin from the Dutch, the German, and *be 11 , ef Scotland or Wales, 1 do not teel tnat 1 am disposed to quarrel with the name my country originally received or ougbt now to bear. Whether it shall in the future be known, ar ehxologically,* as Huitramannaland, Vin land, or Great Ireland, Is not so great a matter with me as the substantive truth concerning the ?? Hvidfarrk" inscription. 1 leave to the learned philologist, and those skilled in tbe lore of antiquity, the inscription itself, and will merely suggest m passing that rival or runic, scholars may perhaps, with small liberties of invention, give us not only an important but debatable question. 1 will venture to say thus early in the controversy likely to ensue that the hieroglvpbical readings and renderings of the panegyrical year of Egypt among savans, such as Wilkinson, Poole and Cardinal Bun sen, is likely to be renewed, but in a very dif ferent field, and one that much more con cerns us. The name of Langley, and date 1755, found engraved on the Ariowhead Rock and in semi connection with the inscription, calls to mind some refiections connected with that date. At that very time tbe literati of Europe were as siduously exploring the common stem of the Erse, Gothic, Scotch, and Irish languages, as well as the chronology and actual existence of a celebrated bard. McPherson is respec tably charged by Hume and other celebrities with manufacturing tbe real or pretended original of ?-Ossian's Poems." This was no trivial contest, ana the pro and eon "McPber son's Ossian" are so numerous, that 1 leave it with the literary belligerents, and ad ulre tbe bard, whether he was the son of a Scotsman or of a Hibernian. But while a portion of Europe were busy in finding some evidence of the true country of Fingal, tbe other portion were as industrious ia finding props to sup port tbe claims of Prance and England to a respectable portion of Ireland in Mikla [America] tbe right to which was about to be settled by tbe sword. Thin very year 1755, General Brad dock arrived from Ireland, with two regiments of soldiers to contest tbe claim of Prance to the country founded on prior dis covery and occupation. Tbe claim of each party was very nearly the same. Braddock's base ot operation was a fort at tbe mouth of Wills* Creek, on the bank of the Potomac, and a short distance from tbe Arrowhead Hock that bears tbe inscription, and name of \V. Langley. Braddock marcbed from Cum berland with 2,00(t Scots and Irish for tbe re duction of Du Q.uesne, was defeated at the crossing of the river Monongahela, nine miles from Pittsburg, loet abeut GOO of his men, and recreated to Port Necessity, in Payette county Pa., where he died. His army thence went to Cumberland. Here we have tbe Scots and the Irish again with one judgment of sword ad verse to the English claim. I do not say the rock was chiseled then, but if the Lanelev date be tbe true one, then it is not impossible bnt some Christian Celt may have from amuse - ment, ruse, or other design, Indited and cut the epitaph of Suasu. Tbe whole English armv were imbued no doubt witb anxieties for some monument that would clearly sup port their cause against Prance, or at least prove that the right of Prance to a first discov ery was not we1! founded. And now what can be more reasonable than W. Langley was an Irish officer, and if disposed to play sharp at all, be would do so in attaching the monument to tbe glory ot his Irish cousins. Against this perhaps very idle speculation you would op pose the tact that Langley would not have given tbe date 1755, and that of Suasu's burial, at one and the same time. I concede the force ot your objection. I am aware that the numerous circumstances related hy Professor Kaffinnson are by no meant> accounted lor by my suggestions, and leave a broad margin for evidence going to show tbe inscription the wonder of the age. I am yours, much obliged, Ac., * Colombia and Central America?The steamer Henrr Cbauncey, from Aspinwall. brings $1,H>7,000 in gold to New York from California. The health at Panama was good. The Mosquera party was quiet, aud the public awaited the meeting of Congress to settle ex isting difficulties. Acting President Acosta,of Colombia, had issued a decree calling upen Gen. Outterez, the first de/ignado elected by Congress, to return from Europe, and take ( charge of the executive department. He was 1 expected at the end of July. Central America was- tranquil. Salvador has been visited by several shocks of earthquakes. Much excite ment existed in Chill, owing to reports that the Spanish fleet is again en route to the Pacific The declaration of the ministry that the Gov ernment would merely act on the defensive, created great dissatisfaction. Lima was ex cited at the same news, and the Government was actively preparing additional batteries at Callao, for the reception of theenemv. Twen ty-seven vessels, of 25,000 tons burden, were loaded with guano during the month ot June. The Government has conceded to the United States permission to keep on shore a deposit ot coal for the use of the fleet. The Peruvian Government is not yet abie to raise tbe five mil'ions of dollars authorized by Congress. Tbe new constitution will be promulgated on th~ 2-th of July, the anniversary of the inde pendence of Pern. The Havre dbGbaib Bridge ?The Phila delphia Ledger of Thursday has the follow ing: A Washington despatch concerning the Baltimore Railroad Bridge over the Susque hanna at Havre de Grace has occasioned some uneasiness, for which there is no occasion whatever. The rumor that tbe bridge was being strengthened, on account of some parts of it showing signs of weakness, grew out of a very different state of affairs, viz: tbe altera tion of the truss work ot two of the spans, so as to allow the draw to werk more freely when vessels are passing. This is all there Is about It. There has never been any question as to tbe strength of the bridge or as to the load it will bear. Mr. Latrobe's name was used in the despatch referred to as the engi neer of another road, but he ia in reality the engineer of the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore road, and has had this very bridge auder his supervision and lully understands its abilitv to carry a much greater burden than is ever likely to be placed upon It. He is at present out of the country, and, therefore, could not have made the remark attributed to bim. These statements, which are made on the beat authority, should correct any misap prehensions caused by the despatch in ques tion. Spurious Nickel Pieces.?It would seem o be one of the evils resulting from the issue )f base coin that it makes counterfeiting com paratively easy. This ia the case with regard :o the present five cent nickel piece, of which a arge number of counterfeits are in circulation, 'specially in the South and West. A gang ot coiners were trapped the other lay in Cincinnati, with a quantity of these spurious pieces in their possession, as well as :he dies and apparatus for their manufact ure. But there are evidently many more at work inccessfully in other parts of the Southern ?ountrv, since tbe papers contain numerous jomplaints of such swindling. The boree-car companies of New Orleans lave suffered loss to the extent ot many bnn lreds of dollars by counterfeits ot this denom nation. and the presidents of tbe roada have lnally offered a reward of two hundred dol ara for the arrest and conviction of any one passing or making this false money. The New Orleans conductors and drivers nust be less sharp than ours in detecting :our.terfeits, as there has been no special com >laint of any such swindling in onr city rail 'oads or other public conveyances. Perhaps be genuine nickel pieces are ratber more >lentiful with us than with our Southern irethren just now.?ytui York Pott. The Tehmebsee Electioe ?The election iassed off quietly in Memphis, and not a sin Tie disturbance occurred. The aaloons were ill cloted, and the best order prevailed. The 5th infantry were stationed at Court Square luring the day, bnt they were not called out 3y tbe firat arrangement the whites and ne groes were to have separate voting places, but ater in the day, finding that they conld not ill vote here they sought other polls in crowds, md then were unable te vote, owing to the hort time allowed. That city gave Brown ow 2.29-2 majority. Mr. Nunn, Republican, 'or Congress from that district la elected; alao jgeaers. Rveer, Ryder, Richards, and Hamil on for the Leglalature. Unofficial returns torn Madison county glvea Etherldge 3JO ma orlty. Hay wood glvea Brownlow 500 to 700. i ardent an and Fayette pre Conservative ma oritit-s. Tbe election at Clarkesville passed iff without disturbance or any kind. Brown ow'a majority :28. The county Will go 1.M0 aajority for Brownlow. TUE REPUBLICAN CO* VEKTIOBI AT RICHMOND. ftiCHXosn. Aug. I This morning, at an early hour, the neighborhood of til* African Church via filled bj about tbree thousand blacks, awaiting the opening of the doors, and the streets were alive with otners coming to tbe place appointed for the convention, the whites present (about fifty in number) being chiefly delegates who had attended the April convention. A motion was made Inside to adjourn to Uapttol Square, and the crowd out side, mistaking it to be carried, hurried off 10 that point. Mr. J. W. Hunnicutt made a short address to those outside in fSvor of adjourning to the square. He counselled harmony in the de liberations of the body, for they were this day looked to by the whole country, and by hun dreds of thousands of blacks wbo?e fa-hers had looked prayerfully forward to such a day as this 1 be rebels of Richmond and their press were looking joyfully for a disturbance in the convention, and be wanted them disap pointed. This was a mass convention, and be wanted all Republicans represented in it. Those who could not endorse the Republican platlorm adopted bv the convention ot April might go home, as they were not wanted here. Any men who come here to break up the Re publican party ef Virginia were scoundrels and hypocrites, and wonld meet the odium tbev merited. Mr Tucker, of Alexandria, moved tbe ap pointment ot fifty able-bodied men to clear the ground and keep order for tbe convention at tbe Capitol square: wnlcb motion being carried, tbe convention adjourned. I Those who first arrived at tbe square fonnd ; a Conservative delegate addressing about on? thousand black*. He protested against tbree cr fonr men ruling the convention, or the overawing of tbe interior delegations by soch an immense crowd trom Richmond. The del egaticns would endorse the April platform if tbey could only hear it. [ A voice. "Yon would have beard it if yon bad been here in April."] An announcement was tben made that tbe convention was assembling on the otner side of tbe Capitol, and some of tbe audience left. Another Conservative arose and commenced protesting against p\pscribing any man for bis past political opinion^ The Republican party wat not, he said, strong enough in tbe State to tbrow away such aid. It was not strong enough in the North, either. Look at (General Butler, who did more than any otber man at tbe Charleston Convention to bring on tbia war. A \cice here cut the speaker short by announcing that the crewd must walk around to the other side rn masse, jeering the speaker as it left. On the other side was present the largest as semblage ever seen in Richmond, with a con siderable sprinkling of whites. Amid a good deal of confusion, caused by the immense crowd, Mr. John Hawxhnrst.[of Alexandria, was chosen temporary chairman, and Charles Whittlesey, of Alexandria, temporary secre tary. A recess of two hours was had to give time to a committee, formed of one from each dele gation to report They met under '.he trees in the square. In the meantime, tbe other wing bad printed and distributed the following hand-bill. ?'MrCBMCA* BTAT* COHrBHTIOW. ?'The delegates to tbe State Convention of unconditional Union men. called to meet la the Africau Church, in this city, at 12 o'elock noon to-day, will meet in the ball of the House of Delegates, at eight o'clock, to perfect the organization ot the Republican party of Vir ginia. Every delegate is requested to he prompt in attendance. None other than regu larly appointed delegates will be admitted into the hall. "THl COMHITTBB OP AKSAUOBMBNTB." During tbe recess several short addresses were made, all of them relating to tbe course of Botts and his immediate friends, and tbe proposed convention called by band-bill. Botte was denounced as desiring to make tbe Re publican party of the State subservient to bis party, or to break it. There wete loud criee for Botts, and a proposition was mad?to send a committee to invite him to explain his posi tion. but it failed. Rev. Mr. Grimes then made an address, and the convention formally reassembled about 5 o'clock. Tbe committee on permanent officers re ported in tavor of appointing all the *ld offi cers of the April convention, and recommended that the platform of tbat cou ventlon be adopted without alteration. The report as to the offi cers was adopted, and Mr. John Hawxhurst was declared permanent president. The recommendation as to the platform gave rise to an excited debate. Mr. Butt-, of Nor folk. said it tb .s convention, which was termed a mass met ting, adopted the platform tbey would have nothing to do but go home; and if tbey did tbat, then the meeting held by the other wing to-night, calling itself a conven tion, would remain In session two or three days, adopt a platform, appoint an executive committee, and tbe Republicans would go into tbe campaign with two parties, which would be ruinous. He was followed by Rev. J. W. Hunnieutt. who urged tbe propriety of ad journing until to-morrow at 10 o'clock, in order to give the otber wing, who had not attended this- meeting, time to come in. If then tbey will not come in, the blame will be upon them selves. Several motions were made to ad journ. wblch failed, and great confusion reigned around the speakers' stand. Mes<rs. Baker and Sterling, both white, attempted to address tbe body ; Baker declaring that he wonld speak, as "the meeting had adjourned, and Sterling taking the opposite. The colored sergeant.at-arms seized Baker to put him oat, and a row seemed imminent. The platform was adopted without a dissenting voice, and tbe meeting was declared adjourned until ID o'clock to-morrow morning. Richmond, August 1.?To-night tbe ap pointed meeting, or Republican convention, at the Capitol, aid not take place. In its stead, a number of the members ot to-day's conven tion appeared and organized a meeting in the ball ot tbe House ol Delega'es, Fields Cook (colored) in tbe chair. Several made speeches, complaining of the action ot the convention to day as hurried and unfair. Mr Crenshaw, (white,) of Henrico, complained that Franklin Steams, who bad been appointed by that county's delegation to represent it on tbe com mitteee on organization had been rejected. R.D.Berkeley, a colored Radical of Alex andria. denounced the way the convention was conducted and tbe county delegations crowded out by the Richmond representatives. It was. he said, a premeditated affair, as the State Central Committee stole in the back door and grranged matters, while rightful delegates from otber parts of the State were kept locked out until all was ready. He protested against the meeting to-day. It was no convention, and should not be called so He wanted all classes and everybody represented at a convention, and hoped the colored men would see that such a one was held. He wanted to bear what Mr. Botts had to say. He did not intend, nor did the colored people intend, to be led by Mr. Hunnicutt or Mr. Botts, or by any one else wbo wanted to use them for the purpose of getting office. A committee was appointed to wait on Mr. Botts, an* see if he would address tbe meeting to-night. The invitation was declined, thsugh it is understood that he will deliver an ad dress to-morrow evening. It Is stated by influential Republicans that the meeting called for to-night did not take place, because negotiations are in progress which will avert a split in the party. C*u cussts are being held to-night to arrange for to-morrow. The platform drawn up by Mr Botts, and which was unanimously adopted by the con servative wing of the party, asserts that se cession Is treason and treasen is a crime; ad vocates free speech, without licentiousness, tbe payment of tbe public debt and the repudi ation of the Contedera'e debt, and a lioeral system of Internal improvements. The following Is the last paragraph: ??General amnesty and restoration to all 3f vil and political rights to the rank and file of the army, to the great body of the people wbo were misled and seduced Into tbe war by more artful and wicked meu, or were forced by the conscription or otherwise But exelunon from all political power hereafter to those wbo were instrumental, either by speaking, writing, or preaching, in bringing on the war by which this State was reduced to division, humilia tion, penury, and ruin, as unfit custodians of the public honor and general prosperity of tbe State. This is nothing more and nothing less than tbey would do with all opposed to them, who havecommitted no crime, if tbey had the power." ?ST Tbe Maryland Constitutional Conven tion yesterday appointed a committee of seven to inquire whether it be practicable to divide the State into seven judicial circuits, &c. The report of tbe committee on tbe executive de partment was then taken np on its third read ing, and. alter some verbal amendments, it was passed finally by yeas rKJ, navs 7. The con sideration of the report providing for the for mation of a new couaty out of portions of Som ?rset and Worcester, to be called Wicomico, was then taken up and discussed at length. A motion to amend to submit tbe question to all tbe voters of Somerset and Worcester, instead >f those residing within tbe limits of the pro posed new county, was rejected. An amend ment was adopted to leave to the next Lerlsla ure to ascertain the proportion of the debts of Worcester and Somerset counties for which be new county shall be liable. Tbe conven ion then took a recess until last night. n Boston some of the policemsn are i>sking a good thing out of the law against treeing dogs without a license It Is said that me of -hem cleared 9b3 besides his pay in two lays last week, by complaining against keep ers of unlicensed dogs, and getting one-third >f the fine lor information. When policemen jecoma spies and informers for the sake oC naking money, they are very apt to neglect ?'her and morslmpertaatduties--.Pelade Ledger. mr Senator Yates is to lecture la the Bay jtate course early to November. V Forty-three per oent. of all the deaths la Ktw Terk are said to be Infants undsr a year >ld. l>r. Carroll, the Roman Catholic candl late. baa been elected;Lord Mayor ot DobUa, anew.