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ranuhos and ? tores of Mariano 0. Vallejo, for the un of the United States troops under the com mand of Oaptain John 0. Fremont, in the month of August, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and forty-six: To fire hundred head of first quality horses, at one hundred dollars each ? $50,000 To three hundred and nine head of horses, at seven ty-five dollars each - - '23,116 To two hundred and fifty head of wild mares, at twenty-fire dollars each ? 6,260 To forty saddles, complete, at fifty dollars each 2,000 To forty pairs of spurs, at five dollars each - - - '200 To two hundred blankets, at fire dollars each - 1,000 Total $82,626 Of this, the Board allowed only $82,626 ; de daring the 14 cool fifty thousand" an imposition. Theae are plain, unrarnished facte, taken from the Congressional record. The prices charged are made by Mr. Fremont himself. And the corre Kdent of tke Evening Post, himself one of t from whom Fremont purchased horses and I mule*, declares that all that was churged for them | when sold to Fremont, was for horses $80, and for mule?'960. Who will now dare to call John C. Fremont an honest man, in whose hands the Fed eral patronage and the public treasure can be safe ly trusted f This " Oalifornian and Republican " adds to his damning but unpremeditated evidence against Fre mont, the following: A few of the olaims in question have been paid owing to the exercise of personal influence at Washington. Among them is that of Gen. Vallejo, who lost his entire stock of horses and mules. But it is probable the elaim of Vallqjo would have shar ed the fate oT others, if it had not passed into the hands of influential parties at the seat of govern ment. Who those " influential parties at the seat of government" were, we leave our readers to judge. WASHINGTON, D. C. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1866. VESPASIAN ELLIS, Editor. AMERICAN NOMINATIONS. FOR PRESIDENT, MILLARD FILLMORE, OF NEW YORK. FOR VICE PRESIDENT, ANDREW JACKSON DONELSON, OF TENNESSEE. ~^Ifthereb?rthoBe either North or South who desire an administration for the North as against the South, or for the South as against the North, they are not the men who should give their suffrages to me. For my own part I know only my country, my whole oountrr, and nothing but my country." [Millard Fillmore's SriKca m Nxw York. a foundation of mr preference is, that Mr Fillmore has administered the Executive Govern rnent with signal success and ability. He has been triod and found true, faithful, honeBt, and con scientious. I wish to say nothing in derogation from his eminent competitors, (Webster and Scott,) they have both rendered great services to their country; the one in the field, and the other in the Cabinet. Thar might possibly administer the government as well as Mr. Fillmore has done. But then neither of them has been tried: he has been tried in the eleva ted poaition he now holdB, and I think that prudence and wisdom had better restrain as from making any change without a necessity for it. the existence 01 which I do not perceive.0lay's letter to UUmann, March 6th, 1852. CIRCULAR. The undersigned, members of tho National Ex ecutive Committee of the American Party, have pleasure in announcing to the people, that satis factory arrangements Tor the future maintenance of the Amsrioaii Orsak, as an authoritative expo nent and advocate of the principles of the Ameri can Party, have been completed. Recommencing its labors, under these new au-1 spices, the undersigned cheerfully commend the America* Oroan to the generous confidence of the American Party, in every section of the Con- 1 federacy, and they hope its columns may command the widest circulation. HUMPHREY MARSHALL, of Ky. SOLOMON G. HAVEN, of N. Y. J. MORRISON HARRIS, of Md. JACOB BROOM, Penn. Washinqtor Citt, D. C., May 16th, 1866. The Richmond Enquirer. No man can deny that the precocious youth who conducts the Richmond Enquirer is really a fellow of genius, and had he been kept at school a year or two longer, instead of being intro duced so early upon the political stage, he would doubtless hare made his mark in the history of hia time. The great and prominent peculi arity of this youth, is his quick perception, and the peculiarity of this peculiarity in him, (if we may be allowed so to express our self) is, that whilst with the rapidity of vision itself, he perceive* the bearing of an idea, or an argument, his perception always stops at the precise point, where a further comprehen sion of the subject would be fatal to the pur poses of his investigation. This is a most re markable faculty, and we take pleasure, not only in awarding to him its possession, but also in giving an instance of its exhibition. In the issue of the Enquirer dated the 6th instant, this favored youth has an article under the head of: 14 Fillmore abides by his ante cedent*.?It opposed to the extension of slave ry.?Important testimony from, a responsible Tnan." The subject of the article is a letter from Hi ram Ketchum, of New York, to the New York Courier and Enquirer, in which letter Mr. Ketchum declares that the Whig party of the North has always been opposed to tho exten sion of slavery?that Mr. Fillmore had always been true to that party, and has never enter tained "any other principle but that which would prevent the further extension of slave ry." Mr. Ketchum quotes in proof of his opin ion that Mr. Fillmore is opposed to the exten sion of slavery, the following extract from Mr. Fillmore's Rochester speech, to-wit: 44 I have no hesitation in saying, what most of you know already, that I was decidedly opposed to the repeal of that [Missouri] Compromise. Good faith, as well as the peace of the country, seemed to require that a compromise which had stood for more than thirty years should not be wantonly dis turbed. Those were my sentiments then, fuliy and freely exDreesed, verbally and in writing, to all my friends, North and South, who solicited my opin ion. This repeal seems to hare been a Pandora's box out of which hare issued all the political erils that now afflict the country, and scarcely leaving a hope behind. Many, I perceive, are ready to im pute all the blame to our Southern brethren. But is this just ? No, no! It must be borne in mind that the measure originate! with a Northern Sena tor, and was sustained and sanctioned by a North ern President" Mr. Ketchum then slates that, in his oven recent speech at New Haven, (which was a subject of a difference between himself and the New York Courier'and Enquirer,) he proceed ed thus: " Now, my friends, what would Mr. Fillmore do? Well, J cannot undertake to say what he **>uld do, but, in my judgment, he would exercise all his power and influence in favor of limiting slavery to where it is." This is the opinion of Hiram ketchum, and the above extract from Mr. Fillmore'i Roches ter speech furnishes the ground of his opinion ; but he is cautious enough to admit that he "cannot undertake to say what Mr. Fillmore would do." Mr. Ketchum further admits, in speaking of Mr. Fillmore, as follows: " He has accepted the nomination of the Ameri can party. I hate never been a member of any party but the Whig party. When he received the nomination he was in Europe, where he had been many months previously. The platform ol the principles of that party accompanied the letter in forming him of his nomination, and requesting hi* acceptance of the same. He replied to that letter while in Europe, lie must, I admit, be regarded as giving his general approval of the platform upon which liia friends nominated him. Now, gentle men, I a?k you to publish that platform, or any clause or paragraph of it in which, by a fair con struction, Mr. Fillmore has repudiated any of his antecedents upon the subject of the extension of ulavery." The youth of the Richmond Enquirer, after publishing the above, concludes his article thus: " This letter is notable for four things. 1st. It shows upon what grounds Mr. Fillmore is support ed by the most conservative ol his Northern friends. They all indignantly repudiate the idea that be would consent to the extension of slavery. They claim that he has always opposed the acquisition of slave territory. 2d. The letter is remarkable for the declaration that Mr. Fillmore does not re ject ' his antecedents.' The assertion is precise and emphatic that Mr. Fillmore <?bidet by hit anteee denti; that is, the antecedents which convict him of antagonUui to the extension of slavery. The supporters of Fillmore in this State pretend that he has abjured his anti-slavery faith, and has made atonement to the South for his hostility to its interests. But the friend of his bosom proclaims that he abides by his antecedents. 3d. The letter is remarkable again in this: it adduces Mr. Fill more's denunciation of the repeal of the Missouri restriction in proof of his unchanged and unchang ing convictions against the extension of slavery.? 4th. Finally, the above letter proves that Mr. Fill more accepts the Know-Nothing platform of Phil adelphia with the distinct understanding that it commits him against the repeal ot the MiBBOuri re striction and the extension of slavery. This letter is one of the moBt significant developments of the canvass. It will att'ord a text for further comment in this paper. Meanwhile let Democratic speakers file it among their ' documents.' " The caption to the article on which we pro pose to make a few comments, declares, that, "Fillmore abides by his antededents"?that Fillmore " is opposed to the extension of sla vsry"?and that Mr. Ketchum's letter is "im portant testimony from a responsible man." The youth of the Enquirer, after citing his proofs, sums up his case in the manner above stated. We need not repeat his conclusions, but wo ask our readers to follow us whilst we advert to them. But first a word for Mr. Ketchum. He does not speak by authority for Mr. Fillmore; on the contrary, he says, he "cannot undertake to say what he would do." His opinion, then, amounts to nothing. But Mr. Ketchum admits that Mr. Fillmore, in ac cepting the nomination, gave " his general ap proval to the platform upon which his friends nominated him :" and Mr. Ketchum then asks the publication of " that clauso or paragraph of the platform in which, by a fair construc tion, Mr. Fillmore has repudiated any of his antecedents upon the subject of the extension of slavery." Mr. Ketchum may support Mr. Fillmore upon whatever basis he chooses, but he will not succeed in showing, either that Mr. Fillmore's opposition to the repeal of the Missouri Com promise, as proclaimed in his Rochester speech, furnishes the slightest proof of his "opposi tion to the extension of slavery," or that Mr. Fillmore, when judged by his official acts, and " abiding by liis antecedents," would, as Pres ident, resist the admission of future slave States! If the perceptive faculties of the youth of the Enquirer, had not been suddenly arrested, when he had found all fie desired to see, he would have looked for and ascertained what Mr. Fillmore's " antecedents " would require him to do, in the future. But let us proceed. Mr. Fillmore's opposition to the repeal of the Missouri Compromise, is founded first in the fact, that its repeal was a breach of faith, and secondly that " all the evils which afflict the country have resulted from it" Mr. Fillmore nowhere opposes the repeal of that compromise on the ground that it will result in the exten sion of slavery?it will not probably so re sult, but on the contrary, it will be far more likely to result in excluding slave States from the Union, south of the Missouri Compromise line. The same idea expressed by Mr. Fillmore in his Rochester speech, is contained in the 18th section of the American platform?" op position to the re-opening of sectional agita tion," and not opposition to the admission of future slave States. If " opposition to the reopening of section al agitation by the repeal of the Missouri Compromise" means opposition to the admis sion of slave States, how comes it that the 7th section of the American platform in the fol lowing language, was adopted? to wit: "7th. The recognition of the right of the native born and naturalized citizens of the United States, permanently residing in any Territory thereof, to frame their constitution and laws, and to regulate their domestic and social affairs in their own mode, subject only to the provisions of the Federal Con stitution, with the privilege of admission into the Union whenever they have the requisite popula tion for one Representative in Congress." We point to this section first as a ftill re sponse to the request of Mr. Ketchum; and next to affirm, that even if Mr. Fillmore had been opposed to the extension of slavery, his adop tion of the platform renders it obligatory upon him, if elected, to approve any act of Congress, not otherwise objectionable, admitting future slave States into the Union. But Mr. Fillmore is not opposed to the ex tension of slavery, in the sense imputed to him. There is no Northern man who favors the prin ciple of African slavery, nor any Northern man who advocates its extension, as an original question. No Southern man claim* that Mr. Fillmore approves of slavery, as an abstract question, nor that he advocates the extension of slavery into free territory ?but the South ern friends of Mr. Fillmote do claim that he is in favor of allowing each section of the country its constitutional rights, and that he long ago adopted the identical principles contained in the 7th section of the American platform, when, in 1850, he approved the Utah and New Mex ico bills, which allow the citizens qf the Uni ted States, residing in these Territories, to form constitutions tolerating slavery, or for bidding it, as they themselves may choose!? Mr. Fillmore thus officially approved of two acts of Congress, authorizing the admission ot Territories into the Union, as State#, with or without slavery, as the citizens thereof might decide; and one of these Territories lies wholly and the other one partly north of the Missouri Compromise line I This measure was precise ly in accordance with the principles embraced in the 7th section of the American platform, and its sanction by Mr. Fillmore is a flat con tradiction of the anti-slavery ism imputed to him. - " Mr. Fillmore abides by hit antecedents," quoth the young man of the Enquirer,?aye, he doe*, and his 41 antecedents" on this ques tion are unmistakable,?for these Utah and New Mexico bills, which distinctly admit and allow the right of the citizens of these Territo ries to institute slavery or to reject it, re ceived the sanction of Millard Fillmore in 18501 So says the record. Now, in view of these " antecedents" of Mr. Fillmore, by which 14 he abides," of what consequence are all the follow ing frothy and vaporish denunciations of Mr. Fillmore by the young man of the Enquirer? Hear the young unfledged politician : 41 Mr. Fillmore denounced the repeal of the Mis souri Compromise." Did he, indeed f 11 Mr. Fillmore's Northern frieHds repudiate the idea that he would consent to the extension of sla very." Do they, indeed f " Mr. Fillmore accepted the Know-Nothing plat form with the distinct understanding that it com mits him against the repeal of the Missouri Com promise and the extension of slavery 1" Did he, indeed t " This letter (of Mr. Ketchum) is one of the most significant developments of the canvass!" Is it, indeed ? Then the whole batch of de velopments are in-44 significant." 44 It will afford a text for further comment in this paper!" Will it, indeed ? Then the Enquirer is badly supplied with 44 texts." "Meanwhile, let Democratic speakers file it (Ketchum's letter) among their documents!" Of course, file it away, gentUmen, and when you get among a set of ninnies who never heard of the Utah and New Mexico bills, tell them that Fillmore is an Abolitionist, an incendiary, a slave thief, a traitor, a Federalist, any thing, no matter what, and to prove it, swear that it was Fillmore and not Buchanan, who threat ened to open his veins and let out his Demo cratic blood 1 Swear that it was Fillmore, and not Buchanan, who 44 consented" to the admis sion of Texas, in order to drive slavery out oj Maryland, Virginia, and Kentucky ! Swear that it was Fillmore and not Buch anan, who advocated the reduction of wages to the standard of Continental Europe, or "ten cents" a day! Swear that it was Fill more and not Buchanan who was on the com mittee which drafted the Lancaster resolutions instructing the members of Congress from Pennsylvania, 44 to prevent the existence of slavery in any of the Territories or new States which may be 44 erected by Congress 1" Swear that it was Fillmore and not Buchanan whom Gen. Jackson pronounced 44 devoid of moral courage and unworthy of confidence!" Swear that it was Fillmore and not Buchanan who made a proposition of 44 deep corruption" to General Jackson, and who attempted to transfer the paternity of that proposition from himself to the patriotic Clay ! Swear that it was Fillmore and not Buchan an who told the people of Pennsylvania, in 1844, that44 Polk was a better tariff man than Clay!" Swear that it was Fillmore, and not Buchanan who 44 thanked his God that his lot was not cast in a slave State /" Swear that it was Fillmore, and not Buchanan who an nounced his 44 squatter sovereignty" doctrines I in his letter of acceptance, thus: 41 that the people of a Territory, like those of a State, shall decide for themselves whether slavery shall or shall not exist within their limits/" Swear that it was Fillmore, and not Buchanan who wrote the Sandford letter in 1848, pro nouncing the power of Congress over slavery in the Territories 44 sovereign aad exclusive !n Swear to all these things, ye Democratic speakers, who file away such documents as Ketchum's letter, and then if you can but accom plish two things more, with the aid of such genii as preside over the Richmond Enquirer, you may convince the South, that Millard Fill more is an unsafe man to trust,?expunge the record of his administration, from the hitte ry of his country?and erase the recollections of that era, from the tablets of human mem ory / A Faithful Servant. The Hon. Solomon G. Haven is at his home in Erie county, New York. On Wednesday evening the masses resolved to see and hear their 44 good and faithful servant," and to extend to him that welcome their hearts yearned to give him, insisted upon his attending the Fillmore and Donelson Club room, and, although only a few hours' notice was given of his consent, sii thousand voters attended the meeting. The scene is described as being mest gratifying and inspiriting. The Commercial Advertiser, in its account of the proceedings, says: 44 When, at the close of Mr. Traverse's remarks, Mr. Haven made hia appear ance in the meeting, he was greeted with a perfect storm of applause, long, loud, and intensely enthu siastic, and renewed again and again, as if the as sembled multitude felt that they coald not make sufficiently emphatic their welcome plaudits of * Well done, good and faithful servant.'" Mh Haven spoken for two hours, and before his able and eloquent tongue the mists of prejudice and falsehood disappeared, and gave place to the strong, clear light of truth. Henceforth, the last vestige of sectionalism will disappear from West ern New York, and the men who have so often endeavored to 44 beat Haven at all haxards" will slink away and hide themselves from the public gaxe. Mr. Haven will doubtless be again nomina ted, despite his well-known objecticn, for Congress, and again elected. Miflftourl Election. It was, at the last election, undecided whether the Democratic or American candidate was elected Lieutenant Governor of Missouri. The official returns from one hundred and four counties gave Newland, the American candidate, 249 plurality over Jackson, Democrat. Three counties remain ed to be heard from. The report that Ewing, if elected, intended re turning to the Bentonian party, of which he was fbimerly a member, operated very seriously against him in the canvas*. If Newland had been nomi nated for Governor he would p robabl v have been elected. The MaiMchuietti Whig Co?venti?m. The Boa loo papers of Thursday give full report* of the W big BteUs Convention held in that city on the preceding day. Addreaaes were delivered by lion. E. 0. Wlntbrop, Hon. J. Thomas Stereneon, Hon. George Hillard, end other*. The attendance waa large in number* and unbodied many of the moat influential Whig* of the State. A aeriee of reaolutiona were adopted, as followa: 1. Resolved, That the Whig party of Maaaachu aetta Beea nothiug in the events of the paat year, or in the preaent political condition of the coun try, to lead them to the belief that it ia their duty to abandon their organization, or to ahake their faith in the principles so long maintained and ao often declared, which lie at the foundation of their political creed ; the firat and foremost of which ia, unwavering fidelity to the Union and the Constitu tion. 2. keiolued, That the opinions heretofore ex pressed by the Whig party of Massachusetts upon the repeal of the Miaaouri Compromise are still their opinions, only confirmed by time; and they believe that the fierce and dangerous elements ol discord now let looee by that act can nevsr be put to rest until that healing meaaure shall be practi cally re-enacted, and the territory once solemnly dedicated to freedom be reoeived into the Uaion as a free State. 8. Resolved, That the Union waa formed to "ea tabliah justice, insure domestic tranquillity, pro mote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity; and every administration into wbeee hands the government of the country is intrusted is bound to observe these cardinal points of public duty in their policy. But the present administration has been faithless to its trust in all these points, in its proceedings from first to last in regard to the Territory of Kan sas, which are the sole and sufficient cause of that aectional strife that is now setting; one part of the country against the other, which it is the para mount duty of all good patriots to appease. 4. Resolved, That, while this Convention recog nises the fact that the Whig party of the country has aa yet no distinct Presidential candidate of its own in the field, yet we cannot refrain from aig nifying our preference for Millard Fillmore over the other candidates who have thua far been nom inated for the Preaidency, on account of his emi nent persoual qualifications for that office, and the signal ability with which he haa before discharged its duties. The Courier says that motions to strike out the fourth resolution of the committee, commendatory of Mr. Fillmore, and to substitute therefor abstract and indefinite language, which would be an abso lute defeat of the Convention, were voted down, almost unanimously, and the resolution was passed through with little Or no dissent, ^he Fillmore feeling prevailed so intensely throughout the Con vention that there waB no opportunity to get up feeling against it. Hon. Percy Walker.?This gentleman has ad dressed a letter to Dr. Le Vert, of Mobile, in rela tion to the charges made against him by the Amer ican meeting at Mobile, held in consequence of his desertion of the American party. He remarks : " I was elected to Congress not to vote for Mr. Fillmore or Mr. Anybody else, but to sustain and carry out the principles I advocated upon the stump, and no one can say that I have faltered in their support. I was voted for and elected as an avowed Southern Rights man, and I am still un changed. " Upon the adjournment of Congress I shall re turn home and address the people in vindication of my conduct, and I now challenge you, and those who acted with you in the meeting of the 14th in stant, to meet me face to face before our fellor citizens, and show, if you can, when and where I have surrendered a single principle I professed ' when elected?to show when and where I have failed in efforts to inaugurate what I believed .to be the leading policy of the party?to show when and where I have been unmindful of the interests of the district or State?when and where I have been regardless of my obligations as a Southern man, or failed in the performance of the duties devolving on me as a Representative. " I trust that the challenge will be accepted. Those who are so quick to strike a blow should be ready to justify it" -Porter's Spirit of the Times.?Wm. T. Por ter, the original projector, and, for twenty-sii years, the editor of the New York Spirit of the Times,.has commenced the publication, on his own account, of a new paper, on the Bame plan, enti tled 4< Porter's Spirit of the Times." The first number was issued on Saturday, September C, from the office in Appleton's Building, Broadway, corner of Leonard street, and is now before us.? It is an elegantly printed sheet, of 10 quarto pages, filled in every department with interesting matter to the Bportsman, the amateur of the drama and the lover of light literature. Among the distinguished contributors secured by Mr. Porter, are Henry W. Herbert, Henry P* Lelaud, H. S. Randall, and the public's old acquain. tance " Acorn," " Corinthian," " Cor de Cliasae,'' " Omega," and the Old Guard generally who have so delighted it in the columns of the old Spirit fbj. the last quarter of a century. f Mr. Herbert commences in the present numben " A Story of the West," written in his inimitable manner, and exhibiting that thorough knowledge of wood-craft for which he is pre-eminent. Mr Porter promises his readers that it will prove to be the most thrilling and best conducted Indian novel, since the days of Cooper. We believe it. The price of " Porter's Spirit" is only $8 a year, or six cents a number. To all who remit tbia amount to the editor, we can safely promise the moat valuable and amusing paper published in the United States. New YeRE News.?Gideon J. Tucker, the edi tor of this paper, announces his withdrawal from his post, Mr. Tucker has conducted the News with great ability. Thk Victim I?It is well understood, (says the Albany Statesman,) by the knowing ones, that neither McLean nor Seward would strike hands with the great "Thurlow" as to certain conditions. Both were cast asido in consequence. Well might the great Senator from New York say to an ac quaintance, " I have been made a victim by my profeaaed friends!" Be it known to all voters in thia nation, that the election of Fremont secures the Preaidency in point of fact to the greatest of all demagogues in the country, the great Thurlow Weed. Another Fillmore Paper. ? The Diamond State, at Milford, Delaware, baa placed the names of Millard Fillmore and Andrew Jackson Donel aon at the head of ita columns. It says: We think that neutrality is out of place in poli tics when the Union ia in daDger, and therefore we lay it by for the present, and shall continue to bat tle for the Union lurainst all sectionalism, for our country againat all parties " who do not march under the flag and keep atep to the music of the Union." Aeerican Rally iii Harford Coditty, Mn.? On Saturday there wis an immense gathering of the Americana of Harford, the banner county of Maryland, at Woolaey'a Grove, near B?1 Air. The Democrat states that 20,000 persona were preaent, who were addressed by the Hon. Henry Winter Davia, Hon. J. Dixon Roman, Hon. J. Wallace, J. B. Ricaud, and Major D. H. McPhall. The greatest enthusiasm prevailed. So large a meeting haa not been held in Harford county aince the year 1840. Fillmore m Niw York.?The editor of the Brooklyn Evening Star, after taking a tour through New York State, gives the following u his impres sions as to what Mr. Fillmore's chance in the Em pire State will be: On the whole, our brief tour has impressed us with a certainty of our success in this State. With 182,000 registered votes?with our Fillmore and Donelaon Clubs?with the valuable assistance of the old-line Whigs?with accessions of old-line Democrats?with the ProU-atant association!*, with State officers, Jtc., if we cannot beat a faction in the form of mock Republicanism and sham Demo cracy, then indeed is New York lost to all Bense of patriotism, and the proud position which she occu pies in the galaxy of stars. Good cheer, friends, New York it all right. Mr. Everett will attend the National Whig Con vention, at Baltimore, and probably Mr. Winthrop. Colonel Preston, of Sooth Carolina, is also ex pected. Going and Gone.?Benjamin F. Butler, of pious memory, one of the leaders of the Fremont party, has gone to Europe, and Wm. II. Seward, the chief of that party, is said to be going to Europe. What are we to tblnk is their opinion of the prospectB of their party, when they abandon it on the eve of election f The Albany Argus, alluding to an article in ths Statesman, published in the Organ recently, on Seward's disappointment at the nomination of Fre mont, remarks: "We are not accustomed to lay much stress upon the personal gossip of politics ; and we sup pose that the New York Senator would be quite willing to dissimulate any sense of iryury he mipht feel at being outranked in his party, by a political adventurer like Fremont. But we have reason to believe that the reserve he has imposed on him self before the public has not prevented him from expressing to his personal friends his regret and dissatisfkction at the proceedings of the Philadel phia Convention, and the treatment by that body of his pretensions. " Whether his absence from the scene of this controversy may be regarded as a censure upon those proceedings, the public will judge for itself. It certainly does not indicate a hopeful interest in the contest." The Mount Vernon House.?The cost of this house, recently destroyed Rt Cape MRy, was $128 000; of the furniture, $25,000. There was no insurance. The house was owned by Messrs. Cain and Foster. The dining room, which was 426 feet long, and 60 feet in width, was capable of accommodating 8,000 persons. There were 482 rooms in the building. It was claimed that the Mount Vernon was the largest hotel in the world. Melancholy as the disaster is, it is a most fortu nate circumstance that the fire did not occur during the bathing season. There were no guests in the house at the time, and Col. Foster, the surviving proprietor, was in Philadelphia. The passengers from Cape May report that nine persons were burned by the fire at tho Mount Vernon Hotel. Mrs. Cain was not among the vic tims. Most of the furniture had been previously removed by the proprietors. An Irish woman had been arrested for setting fire to the building. Maine.?The election for State officers takes place in Maine to-day. There are three candi dates for Governor?Hamlin, Republican ; Wells, Democrat; and Patten, Whig. Mr. Hamlin, it is supposed, is not as strong as Fremont, in conse quence of having been identified for a quarter of a century with the Locofoco party. The Whig candidate will not, probably, receive more than 6,000. The Fremonters are confident of victory, and the Democrats also claim the State. Howell Cobb, James L. Orr, and Stephen A. Douglas, have declared that if the Democrats do not carry Maine, they shall despair of the election of Bu chanan. There are now in the city of Baltimore 143 houses of public worship, of the following denomi nations; Protestant Episcopal, 19; Presbyterian, 17 ; Roman Catholic, 18 ; Methodist Episcopal, 40; Methodist Protestant, 6 ; African Methodist Epis copal, 5 ; Baptist, 9; Christian Church, 1; Luthe ran, 9 ; German Reformed, 4 ; Evangelical Asso ciation, 4 ; Seamen's Union Bethel, 1; Friends, 3 ; Universalist, 1 ; Unitaiian, 1 ; Swedenborgian, 1 ; Jewish Synagogue*1, 5. Destructive Fire?Narrow Escape. Boston, Sept. 7.?The enamelling works of Mr. Tenniston were destroyed by fire last night, inclu ding a very large stock on hand. The loss is esti mated at $17,000, with an insurance of $14,000. The seventh passenger train on the Eastern Rail road made a narrow escape on Friday evening, the draw of the Charles river bridge being open as it approached, and was not perceived until the train was so near as to admit of its being stopped only within a few feet of the gap. Firemen's Celebration at New Haven. New Haven, Conn., Sept. 5.?This day has been one of great excitement on account of the fire men's prize trial. The city never presented a more lively aspect The line was under march near noon, and about a mile and a half in length. There were thirty-six companies and eighteen bands of music. The average number of men was about fifty to each company. Nineteen machines played, each through 450 feet of hose, and the first prize of $500 #as won by the Rippowan company, of Stamford, Conn.? The height of the stream thrown by them was 163 feet. The second prize of $200 was won by the Damper Company, No. 4, of Hartford. The height of the stream thrown by them was 152 feet. The third prize of $100 was won by the Phopnix Com pany, No. 12, of Brooklyn, New York. The height of the stream was 149 feet. Kama* News. Coicaoo, Sept. 6th.?it is presumed here that the Mr. Phillips reported in the despatch from St. Louis to have been -killed at Leavenworth was of the firm of Phillips & Brother, merchants, in Leav enworth, as the gentleman of that name who cor responds with the New York Tribune from Kansas is at present absent from the Territory. St. Louis, Sept. 6.?The St. Louis Democrat publishes a statement by the Free-soilers who ar rived here yesterday confirming the burning of Os sawattomie. They say there were 60 Freeaoil ers in the town at the time, and the attacking party numbered four hundred. Several Free-soilers were killed, and seven were taken prisoners. Two were afterwards shot Brown and his son were killed. They also confirm the killing of Wm. Phillips at Leaven worth by a party of Southerners under Cap tain Emery, and the driving out of the Territory of all persons unwilling to take arms against the Free soilers. St. Louis, September 6.?Letters from Kansas report that there were only about two hundred of each party at Ossawatomie. The free State men, it is charged, made the first fire, which the pro slavery forces returned, killing and wounding al togther some thirty persons. The free State men being repulsod, attempted to escape by swimming the river, and in doing so, a number were drowned. Hon. L. D. Oammell.?^This gentleman was in town yesterday, en ronte for Butler county. Lewis is in great doubt concerning Mr. Fremont, and thinks that his election is hopekss, which, under the circumstance#, is a very sapient conclusion. [Gin. Times. WOOD AMD COAL I FOR sale by HEN Y IIA LID AY, office and vard on 11th street between Pennsylvania avenue ana K street, Second Ward. aug 28?ftt i DIED. On Saturday evening, the ?th inaUnt, at the resi dence of his mdImw iCol Heury Naylor, n?*r this city, 0?pt THOMAS \ OUNG, i^ed uiuvty-oot yctn. In this city, on the 1st instant, Mn THEKZA A YERBY, consort of Wm. W. Yerby,of Mississippi, in the 6?il yaar of her sge. TJ5JbiaJ!itJ> OD th? morning of the 6th instant, JOHN, infant aou of B. F. and H. W. Rittenhouae aged 18 months and 10 days. At Bladensburg (Md.,) on the 28th day of August ? P^inftjl illness, Mim MARUARETTA A* KO.SS, id the 85th year of her age. ? ' i in the 5!6th year of her aire, JENNfeTT wife of Irwin 3. Barker, and daughter of Janiea Tucker. * (Philadelphia and New York papers pleaae copy.J In Georgetown, D. C ou Saturday, the 6th ult., of water on die brain OH A KLOTTK infant daughter ol .Stephen I. and Virginia iirowu, aged 10 months. ~~ SPECIAL NOTICES. ~ fcfiT Dalley'* Magical Pais Extractor. ? There never haa been a discovery made in Materia Medica whereby pain can be so quickly allayed, and where parta In a high state of inflammation can be so rapidly reduced to their natural state, nor where wounds and sores can be so thoroughly and rapidly healed, and decayed parts re stored, without either scar or defect, than with DALLKY'B MAGICAL PAIN EXTRACTOR. In Outs, Wounds, Sprains, and Bruises, (casualties to which children are constantly sutyect,) the action of the genuine Dalley's Pain extractor Is ever the same. How much pain and suffering may not thus be prevented I More over, life Itself Is often dependent upon having at hand the genuine Dalley Extractor, and for particulars of which I respectfully refer to my printed pamphlets, for the truth of which I hold myself responsible. No case of burns and scald, no matter how * vere, has ever yet, In any one Instance, resisted the all-powerful, paln subdulng, and healing qualities of the Dalley's Pain Ex tractor. No Pain Extractor Is genuine unless the box has upon it a steel plate engraved label, with the signatures of 0. V Cllcltener k Co., proprietors, and Henry Dalley, manufac turer. Price 28 cents per box. *0* All orders should be addressed to C. V. CLICKENER A CO., i w . - 81? street, New York. FwrsalebyOta a r lesSto 11 and Nairn k Palmer, and alt 1*nigglets. ap 8?eod. HT Holloway's Pills?Public opinion is the great tribunal by which the value of all discoveries ia judged. Its verdict on this great alterative, antiseptic and tonic medicine, founded on the testimony of rejoicing and grateful thousands, Is favorable throughout the world. Sold at the manufactories, No. 80, Maiden Lane, New York, and No. M4, Strand, London, and by all druggists, at 2fl cents, 62* cents, and |1 per box. ?ep 8 The regular weekly meet. ingof the " Northern Liberties Fillmore and Donelson Club," will be held on this evening, (Monday,) at 8 o'clock, in the Northern Liberties En gine House. A punctual attendance is requested, as the final ar rangements of the trip to Baltimore will be made this evening. Members of sister Clubs are cordially invited to join us on this occasion, and also all persons friendly to the election of Fillmore and Donelson. By order: C. I. CANFIELD, ,eP 8 Secretary. BTThe Executive Committee ofthe Fill* more and Donelson Club are requested to meet thia evening, at 8 o'clock, at the room, in "Clagett'a Building," on Ninth street, between D street and rennavlvania avenue. As there is business of importance to engage their attention, u lull meeting is particularly desired ANDREW J. LARNEr', 8 Chairman. Junior Sons of America, Camp No. 8. will meet at the Council Room ofthe Qrand Coun cil of the United States of America, in the District of Columbia, at the corner of Louisiana avenue and 10th street, (Organ Office,) at 8 o'clock, P. M., thia Monday evening. Per order : WM. R. RANLETT aep 8 It Secretary. OFFICE OF THE CONSOLIDATED ^ ^TTERIE8 OF MARYLAND. The following are the drawn numbers of the Pa tenter L?tterj' C,aaB No' 288' drawn Sep 05 25 50 44 00 81 71 54 10 08 12 48 22 The following are the drawn numbers of the I Grand Consolidated Lottery, Clasa No. 99, drawn September 6, 1856: 50 51 78 20 29 5 75 80 09 42 02 01 28 n h u?p ? . . R- ^rance a co. lj. ri. Mcl hail, Commissioner. g?p 8 ASSISTANT TEACHER. ~ A young lady, eminently qualified, by education and experience, to instruct in all the branches of a thorough English education, desires u situation aa assistant in some Female Seminary at tho Sooth- The highest testimonials will be furnished. . Addreaa Miss C. F. G., Horntown, Accomac coun ty, Virginia. 8ep 8?w4w COAL, COAL, COAL. ^lOMPRlSINli the following varieties: Red, gray, and white-nsh Coal, all of the best quality. Persons wishing to purchase their winter supply would do well by sending in their orders immediate ly, and have the coal delivered directly from the ves VV'ood, Wood, Wood. Also a good stock of hickory, oak, and pine Wood on hand, all of which will be sold as cheap and on as reasonable terms as can be had in this city ? T. H. WORTHINGTON, Cor. 14th and C streets near the Canal Bept fi?flteo FIRST GRAND BALL OF THE ECHO CLUB NO. 2. TH E members of the Echo Club take great pleasure in announciug to their frienda and the public in general, that their FIRST GRAND BALL Will take place at the WASHINGTON ASSEMBLY ROOMS On Tuesday Evening, September 16tA, 1856. Every exertion will be used to make this the most agreeable Ball of the season. A celebrated Cotillon Band has been engaged Supper and Confectionery will be served by an ex perienced caterer. Ticketa-ONE DOLLAR, to be h:u1 of any of the members, and at the door on the evening of the Ball. Committee of Arrangement*. J. Lavender, | L. Behrens, A. Humphreys, J.Patterson, J. Raw lings, | q. Sullivan. sep 4?lot Ta "TH? SCOTT GUARDS'* AKE great pleasure in announcing to their friends and to the public generally that th ?y will gire a GRAND COTILLON PARTY At "Harmony HalV on Priday Evening, September 12,186?. Tickets 50 cents, admitting a gentlemen and la dies. COMMITTEE OF ARRANGEMENTS. sept 5?6t8,10,l 1,12 STOVES, GRATES, RANGES, Ac. WE respectfully call the attention of our friends (and customers, and the pub lic generally, to our stock of STOVES, GRATES FURNACES, and RANGES. ^ We would call particular attention to our Blue Ridge Cook Stove, for wood or ooal. Also, the Liirht Street, or Morning Star Cook Stove, with Roaster behind, for wood or coal made bj Hay ward, Bartlett AC* of Baltimore; a decided Improvement upon the old Morning 8Ur, the oastm^s being a third thick eT< *n(l the baking and roasting operations far supe 2 rjy to upon purchasers the irn Po?*nc? cal'mg for Baltimore manufacture. We would also call attention to Collins A Co.'a Parlor Companion, or Patent Improved Latrobe, for heating parlors and chambers above. Forty refer ences can be given in this city to substantiate their superiority over all others in use. Also, Moore's hot-air Furnaces, and Spencer's Elevated Open Cooking Range, together with Cooking, Parlor Din ing-room, Chamber, Hall, Office, and Church Stoves of all the various styles and jpatterns. Also (foa Stoves and Ovens, Portable Ranges, Summer Ba Hers, Ac. Sheet Iron and Tin Work made to order RfP^? done with dispatch. Having experienced workmen in our shop, we assure those fkVoring us with a call that their work will be done in the best manner. Having our own wagon, there will be nothing put on stores to pay for their delivery. SIBLEY A GUY. _ W0 Pa. avenue, bet. 10th and 11th sts 5-w Please notice our number MO sep 1?eo?t.