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T]1UBSDAY AUGUST f>, 1868. ! Xhv. T'rksipkxt. ? A feeling is exhibiting J ,M,]f in Republican circles of partial con- i let., in the Administration, which leads j belief that Congress vrill not ho; ;; c l to rcii-'somble in September. The v outcroppinps of antagonism to Sey i"r inl Blair from the immediate adhe . : the President, and the fact that a of the Cabinet arc well known to voscl lo Hie Democratic platform, is , as indication that a neutral v, i i 1 be adopted, not entirely satis . ' \i the Republicans, but by no means . ...port of the Democracy. In fact, \.J t ho reorganized States of the South , r. the President for arms, or other . ..v ,!vo him in a controversy about tion, there can be no possibility - !. : tig anything that will require the m.;ut of Congress before the next regu . .. .... ,n. lie has virtually promised not . : ,m : j ! ?> withdrawal of, or further inter with the troops in the recently ! States ; for ho lias caused it to be ,]y announced that lie will accept the , of Secretary Schofield regarding : v matter* : and it is well known that latter is opposed to anymore inter . ns he was opposed to the recent - r .-ha rising the commanders of themili ,iv diMriets. How long this feeling of ? l. iico will last, however, is a problem r the future. ? JYno York Times ? Wash *..n Utter. I i.isr.ATt kks Not to Choose Electors. I: !? now very evident that the programme : the truly " loil " party in the South has :: again changed, and the idea of allow _* tlic Legislatures of the States to elect . .oidential electors has been abandoned. . Dewees.of North Carolina, who wanted ? : ecoustructed governments to be propped with Federal bayonets, declared most - jihutieally that the people of- his State ! never absent to such a political fraud. . i n ? 1 similar declarations from Georgia r-j. together with the late action of <;.-.rgia Legislature in electing a Demo ? .-enat'ir, have given a quietus to the with a determination to try the ,,:;ics a call upon the President tr?t"j r. ? Wn^hirujUm letter in Haltimore tactile. HrwiK-' is Washington-. ? Ex-Confede v,:c .Admiral Senimes is among the arrivals t.i.Jav. Me says he has travelled exten over the South, and finds but one .(?r.tiniont there among decent white men ? ? ,-;i!ity to congressional reconstruction." In >:!.-'<? certain things are done, such as .?ii,; tn interfere with the Presidential ?. ? < -t the southern States, Semmes pre th .t there will be a new rebellion cer ? -i. ile says since the failure of irnpeach and the nomination of Seymour and . the southern people are" in no humor ? '? trifled with. ? Telojram in Baltimore .! ricnit ( It'mlicul ). A Siiakk. ? The Journal of Com ? v. hich has heretofore been regarded the organ of the respectable and con servative portion of the Democratic party, :a aii article this morning intimates in lan i-. not to be misunderstood that the De made a terrible blunder in c 6ti ? ? ;inr' a platform and in the nomination SeyiiMUir and Blair. The Journal gives : r and Blair the cold shoulder, and :? ? 1 < ? rs to understand that Democracy is : i-: j raying for and past recovery. ? AYu ' ommtrckil (Republican). Hon. D. W. Voorhees has left Washing ; for a campaign in Indiana and other v -tern States. His people, who have no : naied him for Congress without solicita ;i"? on his part, will be ready to give him rousing welcome on his arrival at Terre ilaiite : and throughout the West, wherever may go, he will be gladly hailed by the -i s of the people as one of the most ;.,.int and efficient advocates of their ' and the Constitution of the country :?.-t i lie assaults oi the Radical revolu tionists I- nkiiai. Lke ix Indiana. ? A telegram fy lii'iian:ipolis to the Cincinnati C'twi m-W'tl says : ?? It i- stated here that General Robert E. . Mlie leader of the armies of the lost . . will spend this month at French Lick , in Orange county, in this State, as :i, t <>i Dr. William Rowles, the leader the Suns of Liberty in this State." Nmv Ciintcii. ? In Washington City on '1" - iay the corner-stone of the new Kpis ; Ciiurch South, at the corner of Ninth ?!il i\ streets, was laid with Masonic cere : : V-. The two Commandries of Knights ii'Dii'lur served as escort to the Grand -o of the District. Addresses were v.-rci by Rev. Dr. Samson, and Rev. A. ? ? Wilson, of Baltimore. Un:xn> to Death. ? Rochester , August -A dwelling-house in Walnut street ?wu-'l und occupied by a man named Tobias II iii.inon was destroyed by lire last night, U son of Mr. Hammon, aged six years, ; vri-hed in the flames. Wo arc informed that the prospects for a ?~:c number of students at Washington i-lie are very promising ? better than ? y have ever been at an)' previous period ' it? history. Those connected with the ' dilution tell us thiit they are sanguine 'lie number of students that will be in ?tteaUncc the ensuing session will be at ^?abt i'llKI. At the Virginia Military Institute there v hi- ihout 'JTj ; and if the barracks were ? -tirelv finished and accommodations could W there would be not less than 400, ??tlit* applications for appointments are Hrv numerous. ? J ax i nylon Gazette. " i'aconteur " writes to the New York ? ( <!//: " Mib. Lincoln's reconsidera ti '?[ her determination to visit Queen 1 -toria gives much satisfaction here' to : <ends oi the deceased President, some of: ;v-uui urged her not to go." A larder State convention of negroes is :i ^\<<<\ \n Baltimore. They appeal to ' ^southern negroes to stand by them and v "it tor ? ; rant . They claim the privi ? vi voting, holding oflice, riding on street Cttrs. ?C., vVc. I' lltimore < 'ity Commissioner reports , lt '-l.'sOUU will rebuild all the bridges ? "??*?! away by the lute Hood, and in bet ,v: This estimate includes repairs WttHrt at heads of streets. i -on Moeckel, the Russian Minister, on ;^y last presented to the President an raph letter from the Km per or of Rus , .'/iKralwlating him on his acquittal of ? oiarges. j *?- ?N'tw Yoric Kvinin^j Mail says that a L * iU!Wie over a million < ^ m two yeaia simply by assisting, un4 Mthi*/8 in evading Govern- j axeT^ penayjfs, etc. ??. Senator Trumbull, who has been -ou.ly ill in Washington city, is some Lr ~r> and hopes are entertained of'j ?overy. It. iih i ul-0''*'5 Minister asserts that 'udia, WUH billed hy British soldiers, Jo ldtf tiH<,Ve,r' t!iat lie a legitimate son dU l"e Bl" ig carried oil' by Napier. th<^ V ^eilr^ o( the editorial staff of Do,. Miquirer, has withdrawn u,jm that ut^Vur^T?rtfl that the Pope contemplates ! 1' ',ew Cardinal* at the ap 5 b ^?b>?tory. Bj Hi? AOnntic Cable. FESTIVAL AT BONN. Bonn, August 4. ? A festival was held in this city yesterday to commemorate the Pcmi-contennial annivernary of the Univer sity of Bonn. There fob a great gathering of students, alumni, and friends from all parts of Germany. A banquet took place, at which Mr. Bancroft, the American Min ister, was present. THE QUESTION OK QERMAN UNITY. A IEXXA, August 4. ? The German Demo crats held a meeting in this city last night, at which speechcB were made and resolu tions adopted deploring the practical exclu sion of the German provinces of the Aus trian empire from their former relations with the Fatherland, and protesting against the settlement of the question of German unity through the process of arbitrary an nexation, declaring that all action to that end should be based upon the will of the people of the respective States. RKFOKT OE THE IRISH CHURCH COMMISSION. London, August 4. ? The Irish Church Commission report in favor of the abolition of all Episcopal sees and cathedral estab lishments in Ireland except eight of the latter, to be maintained on reduced in comes. They also recommend measures to encourage church tenants to buy the pro perty in perpetuity, and to enable land holders, by payment of tithes and rent charge, to redeem their lands. THE TESTIMONY IN THE CASE OF WARREN AND COSTKLLO. London, August 4. ? Mr. Scallan, counsel for Warren and Costello, in a letter to the Times, reasserts that his clients were con victed on testimony procured in the United States. The Times again denies the cor rectness of his statements. THE HARVEST. London, August 4. ? The wheat harvest in the British Islands is nearly over, and according to estimateB, which can now be formed, the yield of the crop will be double that of last year, and will exceed by one third the annual average. UNIVERSITY of BONN. Bonn, August 1 . ? The University of Bonn lias conferred the degree of Doctor of Laws upon the Crown l'rince of Prussia ; George Bancroft, of the United States; and Profes sor Darwin and John Stuart Mill, of Eng land. 44 Seditious " I'lnoartU in Paris. J'ariji (July 23) Correspondence London Times. For the last day or two it was reported that certain seditious placards were found posted up during the night in the faubourgs, and were torn down in the morning by the police. I have met with nobody who has seen those placards on the walls ; but the Pays publishes one which its editor asserts he received in a sealed envelope by the regular post. The following is a specimen : " The tyranny of the Second Empire has borne the same fruit as the first ? the natu ral fruit of a government by one man ; the country is in danger. Danger follows shame ; and it is just it should. Lobs of liberty, loss of honor, loss of capital, in dustry, and credit ; loss of all our physical and moral force ; loss of our influence in the present, of the noblest traditions in the past, and our hopes in the future ; finally, loss of conscience, and of confidence in our selves, and fifteen thousand millions of debt in four years ? such is the balance-sheet of the Second Empire, more fatal than the first ! It is time to look to our common safety. France is exhausted. To the coup (Vdai she owes her slavery ; to the wars of Mexico and Rome her disgrace ; to the progressive loan her ruin ; to the mili tary law her death. Our rights, our glory, and our purses are not now at stake ; it is our life that is at stake. It is a question of safety and existence. 1 Long live the Em peror' means 1 death to France.' How are we to act? Why, as he acted. One man made a coup d'etat against her, a people ought to make a coup d'etat for her. Long live France! Down with the Emperor! What do we wait for; our > 'inding-sheet ? Is it finished, condemned, abandoned? Is the evil* mortal, the night of December eter nal ? Has France no more hope, July no sun, February no people, Paris no fau bourgs, no schools, no students, no work men, not a man, not a weapon ; nothing ? no blood in the veins, no paving-stones in the streets ? Does the order of Warsaw reign in Paris? Is France already dead, like her Catholic sisterB ; more dead than Poland, which has produced a Berezouski ; than Ireland, which has produced a Bar rett ; than Italy, which has given an Orsini ; than Mexico, which has had a Juarez; than Servia, which has struck down a Mi chael ? What ! are we below even the Ser vians ? " Tirt: Haytiex Revolution ? Invasion of Dominican Troops, kc. ? Havana , August 4. ? The following news has been received from Hayti : f A battle took place near Jacmel on the 24th of July between the revolutionists and the forces of Salnave, which ended in a victory for the former. The revolutionists have concentrated 4,000 men well provided with provisions and ammunition around Port au Prince, and are pressing the siege with renewed vigor. General Lynch, one of the revolutionist commanders, has issued a manifesto protesting against the cession of any llaytien territory to the United j States. . Dominican troops have crossed the fron tier and commenced the invasion of Hayti. General Boyer and his son have been mur dered. Robberies and depredations are re ported in various parts of the country. Ad vices from St. Domingo represent that the revolutionary movement against Baez wa6 steadily progressing under the leadership of General Luperon. A decisive victory over forces sent out against him has been gained by Ogando, one of his Generals. The speedy fall of President Baez and the ex pulsion of liis Government iB anticipated. Utah and thk Mormons. ? The delegate in Congress from Utah, Mr. W. H. Hooper, hats recently given an interesting sketch of that Territory in a letter. According to this account, the Mormons have built up Utali from a desert waste which twenty years ago was twelve hundred miles from either settlements or navigable rivers. It is now a Nourishing young State, containing one hundred thousand inhabitants, with a ter ritorial extension of seventy-five thousand square miles. There are eighty-six flourish ing towns and cities in the Territory, with near one hundred post-ofluoes, while the grist and saw mills, woollen manufactories, and many other branches of the mechanic arts, are quite equal to those of the other States. There are one hundred churches, one hundred and twenty school-houses, and three theatres, which equal in appearance those of the older States. , The New York Herald says; "As Gene ral Halpine leaves a widow and six young children, it is proposed that the duties of the office shall continue to be discharged by Mr. John Y. Savage, the Deputy Register ; or that Horace Greeley shall be nominally appointed Register, and that the fees of the. office during the balance of the unfilled term shall go to the family of the deceased . This is a very praiseworthy proposition, ? originating, we believe, with Horace Gree ley himself? and we; trust that Governor Fenton will see the propriety of yielding to the wishes of the lamented Ilalpine's friends in the matter of the appointment which now devolves upon him,"-' ?' ? <? At the meeting the other night in Mont gomery, Ala,, Humphreys remarked that " we are now settling down from a stage of turmoil." A darky inthe crowd say? to a byBtander : " Who dat he say settling flown on a keg of sperm oil V Of course he un derstood all tuu speech.? Mobile Tribune, The trial of Mr, JL Waddill com menced in Bedford county on Monday, General Butler'* Card? A Reply from Hon. R. T. Merrick. White Sulphur Springs, ) West Virginia, August 3, 1808. ] T o the Julitor of the Rational Intelligencer : My attention has been called to a card from Mr. Benjamin F. Cutler, published in the Boston Journal under date of July 29, in which he states, with regard to the suits of Charles W. Woolley and Kimberly Bro thers, brought against him in Baltimore city, as follows : " Both suits were brought by John Surratt's attorney." This statement iB untrue. I was counsel for Surratt, and am also counsel in the case of Charles W. Woolley, but none of. the attorneys of Surratt are in any way con cerned in the suit of Kimberly Brothers ; and Mr. Butler is sufficiently well informed iu regard to both cases to have known the fact, and doubtless did know it. The manner in which he has referred to these professional relations renders it pro per that I should state certain circum stances that occurred whilst the case of Surratt was being prepared for trial. Some of the friends of Surratt, and one of the members of his family, on two or three oc casions, informed Mr. Bradley and myself that it had been indicated to them that Mr. Butler would assist in the trial of the case, if agreeable to us. We evaded the subject, for we desired to avoid the necessity of de termining the question it presented. Some four or five weeks after these suggestions had been first made to us, and when I sup posed we should hear no more of them, Mr. Bradley informed me that he had had an interview with the sister of John H. Surratt, in-*.which she stated to him that a proposition to assist in the trial had been submitted to her by Mr. Butler through a mutual friend ? a gentleman well known in Washington City ? and that she was so solicitous upon the subject that it could be no longer evaded, and a definite answer was necessary. 1 re plied that if compelled to give an answer, there was but one we could give ; that if the friends of Surratt and the family were wil ling to acquiesce in Mr. Butler's desire to try the case, I would gladly retire from it in his favor, but that 1 could not consent to the personal and professional degradation of being associated with such a man. Mr. Bradley agreed that the manner indicated was the only manner in which either of us could, with, proper eelf-respect, treat the subject ? and wrote Miss Surratt accordingly. The family of the accused and his immedi ate friends, acting in his behalf, refused to allow either Mr. Bradley or myself to with draw, and Mr. Butler did not participate in the trial. 1 cannot perceive what connection there is between the case of the United States against John IT. Surratt and the cases of Charles AV. Woolley and Kimberly Brothers against Benjamin F. Butler which can justify a reference to the former in a card relating exclusively to the latter. But if Mr. Butler supposes that the counsel of Sur ratt declined being associated with him professionally because of any personal ill will, and are pursuing him with litigation to gratify any personal malignity, he is en tirely mistaken. We declined the association because we felt constrained to do so from a proper re gard for the honor of the profession and our own self-respect. Respectfully, II. T. Merrick. Breach op Promise Case. ? The Massa chusetts courts are likely to have an inte resting breach of promise case this falll, in which the plaintiff is a Washington gentle man. It appears that the young gentle man in question was engaged to a young lady resident about twenty miles from Bos ton. Tho engagement ring was given, and the time of the marriage fixed, when the lady, thinking that a lover in Boston, on the principle doubtless that a bird in the hand waa safer than one in Washington, ac cepted the former, promptly married him, and at the same time retained the latter's handsome picture, his diamond ring, let ters, presents, etc., contrary to the usual custom in 6uch cases made and provided. Now the Washington gentleman's anger knows no bounds at such conduct, while his position has been misrepresented iu the premises. He feels himself, he declares, fully justified in resorting to legal measures, not in a spirit of revenge, but to show the public of a town in Essex county that he is more sinucd against than sinning. ? Boston Herald. Curious Swindling Dodge in Canada. A bold and decidedly original swindling dodge has just developed itself in the rural districts west of here, and been successful in deluding several farmers, as far as heard from, out of considerable sums of money. Two sharpers have lately started out, pre tending to be engineers engaged in the sur vey of a new railway line. These scientific gents were first heard of in the township of West Flamboro', and were pushing their enterprise vigorously. Their mode was to appear suddenly in the vioinity of a farm er's residence, and commence their en gineering operations with ag much uproar as convenient, one of the rascals carrying a guide-pole, and the other, some yards off, with bogus apparatus, pretending to strike the line. The party whose premises were thus invaded without leave or explanation made bold to inquire the objects of the movement, and was informed that the right of way was all secured, and that hip dwell ing would have to be removed just twenty feet one side, and that very shortly, to clcar the line of the new railway, This startling piece of intelligence led to some argument, resulting in the accommodating engineers proposing to run the line a few yards one side, by going back a mile or so to make the deviation, provided the farmer would con sent to pay a small consideration for the trouble and delay, about $25 being the de mand. The trick was successfully prac ticed on three parties in the township named, on Wednesday, the imaginary rail way line making some astonishing ourves to "take in " the different victims. ? Hamilton (Ont.) Times, July 31. Mysterious Death in Brooklyn, N. Y.? Mr. William Douglas was a highly-re spoctable gentleman, in comfortablecircum stances. On the 7th of July he sent his wife and mother to the country, his sister and the servant girl remaining at home to keep house for him. On the 23d his sister left the city to join his wife and mother in the country, and the arrangement was that Mr. Douglas should soon follow them. On Thursday night he visited the saloon of Mr, Walters, in Sands street, a few blocks from his residence, and was afterward sitting upon hisstoop. His wife and sister natu rally became alarmed at not seeing or hear ing from him, and yesterday his sister re turned to thecity to ascertain the cause. She returned to the house, and on opening the door was almost overcome bv the terrible stench. , However, sbe went from one room to another until she reached that of Mr. Douglas. On opening the door aho disco vered the body of Mr. Douglas lying on the bed. On further investigation it was found that Mr. Douglas had left his clothing upon a chair, and had apparently retired to rest. Upon removing the body it was so rotten that the head fell off. The investigations made by the police this morning do not re - veal any clue to the cause which may have produoed his death. Ab the body is bo much decomposed it will not be possible to arrive at any conclusion of violence until a scientific analysis is made. ? New York Commercial. A mower in Luaer^e county, Penn., cut a rattlesnake' in two with Bis scythe. Shortly after, he took hold of the piece to which the head was attached, when he wae bitten on the thumb. A bandage was placed tightly round the arm, when the poipon paused the band to burst, and could not be prevented from penetrating bevond the bandage and reaching the heart.' ' Belter than a Novel? A New York Romance. Correspondence of tlie Philadelphia Telegraph. New York, August 3, 1868. Several months ago a fair-faccd and flaxen-haired newppaper man, one of the best of the class of New York Bohemians, managed by his perfect manners and quiet, insinuating mode of speech (for he gave no references) to obtain a front room on the third or uppermost story of one of the most respectable of those very respectable houses in Belfair Place, N. Y. Equally as insinuating and pleasant mannered, how ever (for she likewise gave no references), must have been the young married lady who a few days previously had taken the back room immediately opposite, these two rooms being the only ones on the upper most floor. Three months passed on. The young man wrote hard all day, and either visited or had friends, youn? I or old, to see him of evenings. The young married lady sat in her room and sewed or sang, and was never seen to re ceive any visitor, male or female, made no acquaintances in the house, dressed with plain richness, and paid her landlady punc tually one month in advance. During the hot June days the heat in these rooms next the roof became intolerable. He left his door half open, and she heard his quill scratch while he wrote. She left her door half open, and he heard her singing the " Bites lui ," and sometimes caught a'glimpse of a white hand winging its way like a car- | rier-pigeon across some filmy blue fabric like a sky. One day she was taken ill, and continued so for a week, with no one to at tend her but the doctor, the servants, and | the landlady, whose attentions were ex- I tremely precarious. The young man, with a very natural and gentlemanly interest, I inquired after her from day to day, and wheu she grew convalescent learned from the servant that she was sadly in need of some light reading, all the books she had with her being of a serious and devotional turn. He sent her in, with his compli ments, a. package of the latest magazines and melodies. Perhaps there were some poems. It must have been so, for a few days after he overheard her speaking to the lady of the house of the very graceful pow ers ns a story-writer and poet of the young man who occupied the opposite room. This unmeant, unconscious flattery was like sweet-tasted lightning to him? enough. They met ; they looked ; they loved. 1 have no sequel to relate which any one need blush to read either in secret or aloud. I know that the general character ascribed to newspaper men, or to any that bear about them the slightest Bohemian aroma, is not that of intense morality ; and that young married ladies, lodging alone, taking their meals out, and receiving no visitors, are not cited by maternal heads of families as examples of the most shining virtues. Yet that blessed exception which is the proof of so many accursed rules was present in this case, and nothing passed between this lonely young man and lonely young woman but what good people every where would declare no 6in. Of course it was imprudent for them to continue so close together when he was burning with all the unrestrainability of first love, and when her husband was living. For it was so. Four years ago she had married, and for four years she had endured from her hus band all the ill-treatment ? including blows, pennilessness, foul language, and name less insult ? which it is in the power of a whiskey-maddened brute to confer. At length resolving to leave him, she prepared for it by secretly pawning her watch and jewels, and selling her most costly dresses, the only articles which in his most frenzied moments she had had the pluck to keep out of hia reach under lock and key. With this very respectable sum obtained, she secretly left the home he had made wretched for her, and took that modest room in Belfair Place under an assumed name. There she lived in an humble man ner, partly by giving music lessons out and partly by doing work for one or two of the large dress-goods houses, who had been friends of her family, and to whom she frankly told the story of her wrongs. All this she frankly told to the young man, whose nom de plume, if not widely known, would at least, I think, be recognized in this city. But he is greater as a man than he ever will be as a writer ; for he kept his passion for her pure, and thereafter, when ever they met, it was In the large, gloomy parlors down stairs, where a dozen others were sitting. At the cheerful hour of 1 o'clock yester day morning, however, the three blocks of Belfast Place were startled by a violent bell ringing at the house I have indicated, and the stentorian voice of a man roaring at the top of his strength, "I want my wife! I want my wife ! ! I want my wife Chris tine ! ! ! " Christine being the name of the young married lady occupying the third floor back. At that hour all the neighbor hood was in a state of dignified repose, such as no other neighborhood was ever wrapped in upon earth: but the cries were so resound ing, and thebell-ringingso violent, that pret ty soon lights were seen quivering from be neath green-gloomingshades, and decorously frilled night-caps and night-gowns peered through the infinitesimal loop-holes of mos quito-nets. A dim glimmering that some thing was wrong at last began to pervade the torpid tranquillity of the house before whose portal all this hubbub was taking place. In the third story, more particu larly, there was a very perceptible confu sion. Lights danced about, doors were opon and shut, whispered questious and re plies were interchanged. " Save me ! hide me ! it is my husband ! " was the burden of the principal words overheard. But even while they were being uttered the hall door had been opened by one of the frightened servants, and the heavy, uncertain tread of a Btrong man in liquor was heard bungling through the halls. It came nearer and nearer ; it came up the narrow flight of steps that led to the topmost story, dimly lit by a solitary gas burner. Beneath this stoou a group of two, -the sight of which caused the drunken wretch to make a rush forward with an oath and other unrepeatable language. In doing so he fell, his temple striking a sharp hook projecting two inched from the wain scoting, The nail that entered the temple of Siaera did no surer work, and the slow trickling blood that oozed in thin clmnuels along the floor aunounced to the terror-trembling Christine that her husband was dead, the horror of her life over, and she free to wed whom she chose. The wretched man will be buried to-morrow. The young man is embalming the memory of these events to make use of in a future story, and the amia ble and virtuous Christine has repaired to the house of a friend, there to don befitting weeds, and observe a decent year's mourn ing. At the end of that year there will be a wedding ; a hard-working newspaper man that I wot of will be made happy, although I think, after the honeymoon is over, the new couple will prefer settling down in a neighborhood remote from Belfair Place. In Van Wert, Ohio, on Wednesday, -while Samuel Niel, postmaster of that town, -was stooping to dip some water with a pitcher out of a "barrel, the pitcher was struck by lightning and broken to atoms. Mr. Niel Buffered no injury further than a temporary .numbness of the arm. John Minor Botts,of Virginia, arrived in New York city, from Sharon Springs, on Saturday. His health, which has not been very^ gewSfot Bdmetime past, i? somewhat improved. /???>" A young man in Lynchburg attempted to kill himself on Monday, but did not suc ceed. * i ? ? t : rT\EA.CHl?RS WILL FIND A LAKGE SUl' X plypf paper suitable for circulars, muutlily reports' at the DISPATCH I'HiyTUft' UOUbE. bend la your orders for prluiipg. TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. From WnNhJncton. Washington, August 5.? Thad Stevens's condition is not critical to-day. The President will not leave the city under ten days. The revenue receipts to-day were $737, 000. Many important executive matters are held in abeyance for Mr. Evart's re turn. Secretary Welles and staff are inspecting the navy yards. Secretary McCulloch and General Roe seau visited the President to-day. The General of the armies has recom mended the remission of the remainder of the sentences and release from imprison ment of all persons now in confinement under sentences of military commissions organized under the reconstruction acts in those States in which said acts have ceased to be operative. There are over 500 applicants for the twenty-five supervisorehips created by the new tax bill. The Treasury Department gives no inti mation of what the debt statement (to be issued Saturday) will show. It has been delayed by serious errors in its compila tion. The following is a well-authenticated Cabinet scene : Secretary Drowning led off, declaring himself in fafor of Seymour and Blair, following it up by asserting that there should be harmony in the Cabinet. Messrs. Welles and McCulloch followed in the same strain, except they did not urge so strongly a change in the Cabinet unless Messrs. Seward, Evarts, Schofield, and Ran dolph, who are absent, shall act in accord ance with the President. THE SOUTHERN LEGISLATURES. SOUTH CAROLINA. Columbia, S. C., August 5. ? Bills passed the Legislature to-day authorizing the Go vernor to borrow $125,000; regulating the municipal elections at Charleston ?, declaring vacant all offices held under the Provisional Government. The committee on the air-line railroad from Charlotte to Atlanta made a favora ble report. GEORGIA. Atlanta, Ga., August 5. ? A resolution was offered in the House that all persons holding municipal offices in the State under military commissions be removed, and all the offices thus vacated he resumed by those removed by military commission and be required to act in their respective capaci ties until the time for holding the elections. A bill to incorporate the Georgia Air-Line Railroad was made the special order for Monday. ALABAMA. Montgomery, Ala., August 5. ? In the House nothing of interest was done. The Senate passed, with but oue dissenting vote, a bill removing all political disabili ties. It provides that any citizen may have his disabilities removed by filing his appli cation with the Probate Judge. No oath is required. The Senate, by a vote of 13 to 12, ? the Lieutenant-Governor giving the deciding vote ? passed the House bill au thorizing the Governor to select one news paper iu each Congressional district in which all legal notices of every kind are to be inserted. It iB thought the Governor will veto it. FLORIDA. Tallahassee, Fla., August 5. ? The Le gislature to-day passed a bill authorizing the Governor to appoint a secret police throughout the State, their number and pay to be fixed by him. The bill requiring telegraph operators to take an oath of secresy was defeated. Be sides the oath, it proposed taxing all tele graph lines in the State one dollar per mile for land lines, and fifteen dollars on cables. The oath was the iron-clad. The Legislature will probably adjourn to mon*ow night. The members receive thirty per cent, of their pay in currency and the balance in scrip. Horatio So'i?onr'N Letter of Accost mice. New York, August 5. ? Hon. Horatio Seymour lias written a letter formally ac cepting the nomination of the Democratic Convention. He 6ays it was unsought and unexpected, but he was caught up by the overwhelming tide which is bearing the country on to a great political change, and he finds himself unable to resist its pres sure. The resolutions adopted by the Con vention accord with his views. He has de layed his formal acceptance until the ad journment of Congress for the purpose of seeing what light the action of Congress would throw upon the interests of the coun try. The congressional party has not only allied itself with the military power, which is to be brought to bear directly upon the election in many of the States, but holds itself in perpetual session, with the avowed purpose of making such laws as it may see fit, in view of the election soon to take place. Never before has Congress assumed a mena cing attitude towards the electors. Under the congressional influence, some of the. States are proposing to deprive the people of the right to vote for Presidential electors, thereby taking the first bold step to destroy the right of suffrage. Governor Seymour refers to the heavy demands of the Govern ment tax-gatherers and other outrageous grievances inflicted upon the people, lien arc admitted to seats in Congress as repre sentatives with the declaration on their IipB that they cannot live among the people they profess to represent without military protec tion. They owe their seats to the disorder at the South, and that very fact prompts them to keep it in anarchy. In vain the wisest Republicans protested against this policy. There is hardly an able man who helped to build up the Republican organi zation who has not within the pa6t three years warned it against its excesses, while many have been driven from its ranks. Personally, Governor Seymour says the Presidential office has no attractions for him. During the war he gave sixteen thou sand commissions to army officers, and now they demand the Union which they fought to maintain ; aud the largest meeting of these gallant Boldiers ever held hae endorsed the action of the Democratic Convention. He does not doubt a triumph in the coming election, which will bring back peace and prosperity to our land, and give us once nioro tne blessings of a wise, eco nomical, and honest Government. Mayor llolfman for Governor of New New York. New York, August 5. ? A Democratic conference in this city indicates than Hon. John T. Hoffman will be the Democratic candidate for Governor. He is the favorite of Tammany. Democratic Majority In Kentncky. Louisville, Ky., August 5. ? The ma jority of Stevenaon (Democrat) for Governor will exceed 50,000. End of the " Second I>i??trlct." Charleston, S. C., August 6. ? General Canby issued an order to-day officially re linquishing the command of the " Second Military District." Crops at the South* Savannah, Ga., August 5. ? Reports of the cotton crop in middle Georgia show the plant to be very Bmall but healthy. Unless it grows rapidly not over half a crop will be made. Florida accounts say the worm is on the increase, especially in the -Sea Islands cot ton crop. The rains cause the fruit to shed. llainM? Political. Auousta, August 5. ? The heavy rains continue. Wade Hampton addressed a Democratic meeting here to-night, The Venezuelan and West India Revo lution*. Havana, August 5. ? Marshal Falcon, the late President of Venezuela, has re appeared before Coaca, "with the intention of renewing tlio war to drive Monagos from power. HATTI. General Bozer and his son had been mur dered. Robberies and murders were per petrated in various parts of the country. ST. DOMINGO. Advices from St. DomiDgo eay the revo lutionary movement against Baez under General Luperca had gained a decisive vic tory over the forces sent against him. Domestic Markets. New \ork, August 5. ? Noon. ? Flour 10@20c., wheat 2@3c., and corn lc. better. Mess pork, $29. Cotton dull at 30c. Tur pentine firmer at 46c. Rosin, $3@$3.06. Freights dull. Stocks unsettled. Money still easy at 3@ 4c. Exchange, 110. Gold, 147%, Evening* ? Cotton dull and a shade lower; sales of 350 bales at 2i>J ^@30c. Flour 15 @25c. better, chietiy on lower grades ; su perfine, $7.50@$8.35 ; extra, $9@$9.75 ; choice, $9.70@$11 .25 ; fancy, $9 .906$ 13.60. Wheat 3@5c. better ; white Tennessee, $2.65; red Georgia, $2.40. Corn closed dull; western mixed, $1.19@$1. 20. Kettle lard, I9@l9l^c. Provisions steady. Whis key advancing ; in bond, 63c. Groceries quiet. Turpentine higher at 46j^@47c. Rosin steady. Freights dull. Governments firm. 5-20's, '62, 114%; '64, 1 \0% ; '65, 1123/ . >g7, 108%/ 10-40's, 101)3^. Tennessee 6's, 64)^; new, 64}?. North Carolina 6's, new, 71. Virginia 6's, new, 53V?. The demand for money has in creased, hut is readily met at 3@5 per cent. Prime paper ' scarce and dull at 6@7 per cent. Gold very active throughout the day with a steady and rapid advance, closing steady at 149. Sterling quiet at 110. There is more disposition to buy Governments, and southern bonds are firm and active. Stocks unsettled, but recovering from yes terday's decline. The balance in the 6ub-trcasury to-day is $78,500,000. Baltimore, August 5. ? Cotton dull and nominally 30c. Flour firm and active. Wheat very firm ; red, $2.65. Corn firm ; white and yellow, $1.35. Mess pork, $30. Rib sides, 17J^c. Virginia 6's, old, inscribed, 45*^ ; do., I860, 43 ; do., 1S67, 44. Cincinnati, August 5. ? Flour quiet. Corn active and higher; ear, 90c.; shelled, 93@94c. Whiskey firm; in bond, 55c. Mess pork held at $29. Lard sold at lS^c. St. Louis, August 5. ? Flour quiet and unchanged. Corn firm ; white, 89@90c. Mess pork advanced to $29.25. Bacon ac tive ; clear- sides, 17c. ; shoulders, 13@ 13j^c. Lard firm. Wilmington, N. C., August 5. ? Spirits turpentine advanced lc. and firm at 42c. Rosins active; strained, $2.15; No. 2, $2.20 ; pale, $5.20. Tar firm at $2.60. Charleston, August 5. ? Cotton easier ; sales, 92 bales ; receipts, 9 bales ; exports, coastwise, 118 bales; middlings, 28c. Aitousta, August 5. ? Cotton flat and nominally quoted at 28c. Savannah, August 5. ? Cotton dull ; quo tations entirely nominal ; no sales ; re ceipts, 1 bale ; exports, 10 bales. Mohile, August 5.? Cotton dull ; nosales, no quotations, and no exports. New Orleans, August 5. ? Cotton dull ; sales, 22 bales; receipts, 11 bales; no ex ports; middlings, 27f?@28c. Foreign Markets. Lnxno n, August 5. ? Noon. ? Consols, 941^'@943?. United State3 bonds, 71j.<. Afternoon? Consols, 94)?. United States bonds, 71^. London, August 5. ? Evening. ? Consols, 94j-fj-. United States bonds, 71^". Frankfort, August 5. ? United States bonds, 75^. Liverpool, August 5. ? Noon. ? Cotton declining; uplands, 9j^d. ; Orleans, lOd. Corn firm and advanced to 35s. 3d. Wheat firm; California white, 12s. ; western red, 15s. 6d. Flour advanced to 27s. 6d. After noon?Cotton dull and unchanged ; sales, 10,000 bales. Corn easier and declined 3d. Liverpool, August 5. ? Evening . ? Cotton closed easier at a slight decline ; sales, 8,000 bales ; uplands, 9%@9 ^d. ; Orleans, 9%@l0d. Common rosin declined to 5s. 9d. Turpentine, 27s. 6d. CONFECTIONERIES. T? OR SALE, TWENTY BOXES LE JD MONSf au 3 It. T. WILLIAMS A 00. PREPARED COCOANUT, EAST INDIA MANIOCA, Tor pics, puddings, soups. Ac.; OLIVES, FARCIES, BONELESS SARDINES FRENCH PICKLES. CHOW-CHOW, FRENCH MUSTARD, CANNED GOODS of all kinds. MARASCHINO, CUKACOA, Fine FRENCH CHOCOLATE, FRENCH GLACE FRUITS, GUM DROPS, CONVERSATION LOZENGES, CITRON (Leghorn), SEEDLESS RAISINS, CURRANTS (Zante), FIGS, ORANGES, LE MONS, ALMONDS, FILBERTS, WALNUTS, Ac., Ac., wholesale and retail. ANDREW FIZZ INI A CO., Jy 29 ho7 Hroad street. PUKE ICE-CREAM furnished in large and snuill uuantllles at lowest rat?'.s hy W. W. TUI1515ETT, Jy 23 corner Twelfth and Main Bfcreetfl. ICE-CREAM, ICE-CREAM. We continue to sen ICE-CREAM made out of pure cream and highly flavored at $1.25 per gallon, delivered free Of charge to any part of the city. CONFECTIONERIES, CAKES, FRUITS, etc., will be sold to plc-nlcs and festivals at wholesale prices. ZIMMER A CO., jy 9 1543 Main street. I CE CREAM AT $1.50 PER GALLON; _ I am now prepared to furnish ICE CREA3I made of pure cream, of any flavor desired. at HI. Co per gallon. I Mil deliver It in any part or the cltv free of charge. ANDREW ANTONT, Wholesale and Retail Confectioner, 1106 Mala strwt, my 3 nearly opposite the post-ofltce. I) BANKS AND BAN&JERS. OLLAR SAVINGS BANK. , BANK OF DEPOSIT AND DISCOUNT. INTEREST ALLOWED ON DEPOSITS. Deposit your money and get Interest. Do pot keep idle. Office corner Mais and Wall, No. isoo. SECURITY UNDOUBTED. ?.JOHN E. BOSSIEUX, President. Tiiomaa S. Akmtstbad, Cashier. Jy 23? Jin Richmond banking AND INSURANCE COMPANY No. 1202, oonierorMalu and Twelfth streets, Richmond, Va. STATE DEPOSITORY. JOHN B. DAVIS, President, JOHN F. C. POTTS, Secretary, JOHN C. DAVIS. Cashier, T. H. STARXE, General Agent. BANKING IN ALL ITS BRANCHES, r articular attentlou paid to collections. Vlre Insurance effected on mrist reasonable term*. SAVINGS DEPARTMENT. ;? We pay e por cent, on deposits In this department, and Invite the attention of all interested. BOAHD OV DIHKOTOR8. JOHN B. DAVIS. R. 0. HASKJNS, JOHN A. BJCLVIN, WM. IRA SMITH, JOSEPH HALL, T. W. DOSWELL, LEWIS JH. FRAYSER. J AS. M. TAYLOR. WILLIAM W. CRUMP, ap 5S ? ? ' piCKLI NG VINEGAR, Ac. 100 gallons VIRGINIA CIDER VINEGAR, WHITE GINGER, CELERY SEED, WHITE and BLACK MUSTARD SEED, BLACK PEPPER, LONG PEPPER, CINNAMON, NUTMEGS, CARRAWAY SEED, CORIANDER SEED, STONE^ARS. DANDRIDGE A ANDKB80N, JyU M7JSro?d?t wet. EPUCATIOBfAL W ASHIN GTON COLLEGE ? LEXING fr7rirDiXwJv.VAtI~Tho n0It "??ion open* thlr<l w<w, ?nd closcs fourth //?' . ^ 2. ?June' 1,e8' The Faculty consiita of General R. E. Lee, President, with professor* of Latin. Greek. Mathematics, Modern Lanruaxes, Moral Philosophy. History. *nd KnfriUh Lau guage and Literature, Applied Mathematics, Na tural Philosophy, Chemistry. an<l Law and Equity. These are distributed Into : First? Faculty of Arts. Second? Faculty of Science. Thlr?i? Fa culty of Literature and Philosophy. Fourth? Fa culty of Law. In each of these Is conferred a dis tinct Bachelor's degree, and the degree of Master of Arts Is open alike to students In each course. In the department of Science arc conferred also professional diplomas of Civil Engineer and Mi ning Engineer. By the aid of a full corps of as sistant professors provision Is made for thorough drilling in the departments of English, Ancient and Modem Languages and Mathematics. Expenses : All necessary expenses need not exceed $325. For full particulars apply to E. C. GORDON, Clerk of Faculty, jy 23? eodlOt ? * CARPETS, SHAPES, dcc. W'mDOW SHADE DEPOT ! WINDOW SHADE DEPOT 1 1 1535 MjUIT STREET. between Fifteenth and Seventeenth streets. M. GOLDEN, the cheapest Window Shade man. Is still at his old tricks, keeping down high prices. He has the largest assortment of SHADES In the city: latest styles in Gold, Velvet, and Painted Shades, with all the flxtures to match. CLEAR THE TRACK I High prices, down yon come ! All know GOL DEN ; he always had the cheapest Shades at his old stand on Broad street. TABLE OILCLOTH In Mahogany, Rosewood, Oak, and Marble, and all the colors ; Black, for covering carriages. In Drill antl Duck : l,ooo Paper Shades at your own price. N. B.? Shades made to order. Storekeepers and pedlers supplied at New York prices. Je i? 3m WOO? Al?? COAL. OAL r COAL ! ! ' WOOD 1 WOOD*! 1? Va: _ am still furnishing my customers and the pub lic with the best article of ANTHRACITE COAL at $7, fc7. :'5, and $7.50 per ton, 2,000 pounds, deliv ered. Also, bost arth'/e of WOOD? oak and pine. Office and yard X lneteenth and .Gary streets and Seventh and Grace street#, an 3 (fHABLgS H. PAGE. , ? I am now prepared to furnish, market rates, CLOVER KILL KM AGE, and SMITHS' COAL. * Orders left at the yard, corner of Seventh and, Bvrd streets, or at the office, on Fourteenth street near the Danville depot, will receive prompt at tention. Jy 29 C. B. LIPSCOMB. PLIT SAWED WOOD, TO COOK AND ^ KINDLE. ? PUMPS ? STEAM KACTOKV, SOUTH SIDE BASIN?CHOICE SEASONED OAK. and PINE WOOD split and sawed by steam, delivered at dwelling Is cheap; cooks well ; kindles quick ; beats room and stove less ; saves expense and trouble. Sold also by cord or sawed. Also, a superior "WELL PUMP," cer tltled the best by city officers. Leave orders for either at Watklus, Cottrell A Co., 1J07 Main street : Albert Blair Sc Co.*, near Mayo's bridge ; Blair A Co., Ninth and Main streets; Benedict's Eighth and Main streets ; J. B. Wood, Fifth and Marshall streets. jy 25 J. B. W ATKINS. /"I OAL. ? I am n \J at lowest mark LUMP, HAIL, A VEI s W( 00D AND COAL. ? Having taken . . the yard lately qccupled by Mr, James A. Moore, In connection with my own, I would re spectfully Inform my friends and the public that I am uo\y prepared to lurnlshthem their WINTER'S SUPPLY OF GOOD WOOD on as good If not letter terms than any other dealer In the city. Having had nearly all of my wood cut by contract, I will warrant it to be good length and of the best quality. I am also prepared to furnish ANTHRACITE and CLOVER HILL COAL at the very lowest market rates. Orders left at either yaril will bo promptly attended to. All persons In "want would do well to call, as I Intend to sell, and not he under sold. w. j. Mcdowell, an 1 ? eod2w* next to corner First and Broa<L. S~~0FT COKE, SOFT COKE.? Just re^ celved, two thousand bushels SOFT COKE from the National Mines, which we are selling at $5 per load. Give us a call. BRAZEAL A COTTRELL, jy 25 corner of Basin bank ami Ninth street. Removal? coal office.? s. p. la THROP has removed his COAL OFFICE to SEVENTEENTH STREET, at drawbridge. With ample stock, is prepared to furnish in any quantity FIRST DUALITY RED AND WHITE ASH ANTHRACITE COAL at summer rates. Also, superior BITUJUNOUS LUMP COAL, for grates. S. P. LATHROP, Jy 20 Seventeenth street at drawbridge. M~ ONEYAND ANXIETY WILL BE SAVED BY LAYING JN FUEL NOW. COAL will be scarce next winter. It is now as CHEAP as It will be during the season. 1 am selling SAWED and LONG OAK and PINE WOOD, DOVER and CLOVER HILL LUMP COM., BEST RED ASH ANTHRACITE COAL, at the lowest figures. . '.??<: . ANTHRACITE COAL sold by weight. J. M. PJLCHER, Jy 1 Eighth street between Main and Gary. -0W IS THE TIME TO BUY. ? LAY _ IN YOUR STOCK WHILE COAL JH CHEAP ? I am selling the best RED and WHITE ASH ANTHRACITE COAL at the lowest market prices. Havu on hand also a large quantity of MIDLO THIAN COAL of the dlffarent grades. SEASONED OAK ami PINE WOOD always on hand. Office and yard Anthracite Coal, Cary andSeven teenth streets. Bituminous Coal and Wood yard, Fourteenth street near Danville depot, Je 1? < WM. HALL CREW. _ Anthracite coal.? 1,000 tons choice quality LORBERRY RED ASH EGG and STOVE COALS for sale. I am prepared to offer the most liberal terms to those wishing to purchase their winter supply. Office and yard corner Seventeenth and Dock streets. [Je <] WIRT ROBERTS. BOARDING AND LODGING* A FEW SUMMER BOARD ERS can be accommodated In a large, airy dwelling In the vicinity of Gordonsvllle, Va. For terms, ad dress B. C., box 37, Gordonsvllle, Va. Jy 1< ? eo41w R. A. K. PARKER having taken the VALENTINE HOUSE, on the corner of Capitol and Ninth streets, will l*> ready to receive BOARDERS, permanent or transleut, on and after the 5th proximo. The locatlou of this house (fronting the Capitol Square) is one of the most central aud airy In the city ; equally desirable for families or gentlemen of business, Jy Jl? lm w IRON AND KRASS WORKS. Metropolitan ikon AND BRASS WORKS, COK.VKIt CAKAL AND SlCVKMTU gTKJCJtT*. n TANNER, EIIBETS ft DELANEY, MAXUKACTURKKS OV ' " ' ENGINES, BOILERS, MACHINERY, FORC INGS AND CASTINGS of all kinds? brass or Iron. Sole manufacturers for city of Richmond ami vicinity of the PATENT SKELETON G U ATE BAR, which seems to lie now acknowledged th?s best In use, saving bv Its peculiar form At least ten per cent. Lu fuel. Call and examine it, or s?udh for circulars. an 6? lw FURNITURE, Ac. I P YOU WANT FINE AND ELEGANT j*. FURNITURE, and at the same time CHEAP and DURABLE, go to 11. A. ATKINSON'S, Governor street between Franklin and Kou, No. 103. He has It of bis own maku, which- he will warrant ; also, other grades. He U well prepared to attend to tlu* UNDERTAKING DEPART MENT of his business In wary style, to which h*? >4ves his personal attention. Having bad ao ex perience of thirty years as a mauiiffccturer, fc? Hatters himself that he cangive entire satisfaction. REPAIRING and BOXING done In the bc#t manner aud at the shortest notice. , . * H. A. ATKINSON,. .. M jy 16 2m No. W# Governor street. VIRGINIA. ? At Rules held in the clerk's oiHce of the Court ofthe county of Aeeo raacou the tlrst Monday in August, A D. one thou* sand eight hundred and sixty-sevou, tho same be ing the rtfth day of tto sold month t George K- Crosswell ; ^-Plaintiff; against Edward Jones .....Defendant, in cuanckky. The object of UUs suit Is to subduct a pertain tract or parcel of land, situated in said county, contain ing six acres, more or less, belonging to thu de fendant, to the satisfaction of a judgment reudered in favor of the plaintiff against the defendant for thirty-eight dollars and eight ccuts (fw.os), witli Interest thereon from the tlrst day of January, A, D. 1861, and for the further sum or nineteen dollars and twenty-nine cents (fis.tt), with inturust thereon from the twuuty-eighih day of December, A. D. lWfl. Affidavit having been made before the cUrte of the said court that the defendant is a non-reajdeut of this State, on the motion of tlie plaintiff, by hie counsel. It is ordered that the said defendant do ap ix ar here within one month after due publicattou of this urder and do what Is necessary to protect his interests: and thai this order be published once & week for four successive week* In the patch, a newspaper published la the city of Rich" mood, and also posted at the front door of thb court-house of this county on the first day of the next term of the said court. A copy? Teste : L. B. WABREJf, jy tl^Tuiw* Deputy for J. W. Gilh*- ?*? Q. -VTOTICE-TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CON I? CERN.? Notice Is hereby given that the un dersigned haa been appointed by the Circuit Court of the United State* lor the District or Virginia receiver of all the assets of the Fanners Bank of Virginia and of all Its branches. AH person* in debted to said hanks are hereby notified forthwith to pay such debt* only to the receiver or his only authorized agent* or Attorneys : and all persona having claims against said banks must forthwith tile notices of the same, setting forth the amount claimed, with mo. DAVID J. SAUNDERS, Je ^-TnAFtNovll(lf] Becelyeg, "VTOTICE ie horeby glvea that i have mad* JLl application fbr the reiiew*! of ft CERTIFU CATE OF STOVK of the Old Dominion Trou *q?i Nail Works ComjMU# K<\ir Uf sharua, a said sort# H-B? ?