Newspaper of Evening Star, June 21, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated June 21, 1855 Page 2
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' VENING STAR. ^ A Sjar^lTON_nj T Y: THUBJIMT AFTHRHrOH June 21. AfiKVTN FOB THE HAB, Tbe following persons are authorised to contract for the publication of adver tisements in the Star: Philadelphia?V. B. Palmkr. N. W. corner of Third and Chestnut streets. Npw York?S. M. Pcttinoill k Co., ^asoau street. Boston ?V. B. Palms*, Scollay'e Building. iriElT 01 TH3 mivjs , tsa pavW The Union laughs over iho charlatanism of ihe piety plank?ikefirst cluuu-of the Know Nothing platform. argues thai the majority *ing of the Philadelphia Know Nothing Con vention are merely aiming ;0 play into the hand* of the Abo'.nioniats, and oaati/jaj. Democratic party in Alabama hgainat the machinations of tt?Know Sowing Lodges The InuUigy+r ^hewa editorU1 t0.day Jork Nothing D*mon?t ation. a .onday evening a masa meeting waa neld in the Park, with a view to endorse the x oi'adelf bia platform There were military nicaic, salutes, and glorifications in piofusion, a^d speochej delivered from aot lesa than cur stands. Ihe oralora were Mr Bartlett, c?: Kentucky ; Mr. liaughton, of North Caro lina ; Andrew Jackson Docelson, and Gov. I'rown. of Tennessee; Mr. Ford, of Obio; ? " C- L?t?o? of Pennsylvania; Messrs' Barker, Lyon, and Squi.es, 0f New York; Mes rs Pollock and Wilmot, cf Maryland, ard m.ny others There waa, it may nata r* y ,ilierr*J from thia long array of names an ex.jajjr; explosion of gas aad peot> up, disinterested patriotism! Mr. Lerin, lika c' a'-er"' tt-ioj for " no reward!" Ihe New York Comwurcial Advertiser, co'xmen.iBg on thia demonstration, and ai Judin^ to the Know Nothing aanmption as bcia? eiclut);?el y American, >av8: *? This claim is so manifestly unjust and nn. **.r; so notoriously contrary ta truth tr.at nr??nV*ha rnhr P"rty/ verJ unsettled' hold 7J-IV r C B4lt4* Americanism is in xacc rf do party on American soil You might Fr.Vi 40 ABieri?ac 'n England. cr in x ranee, cr aDTwhc^ aiM. v?f ~t t,u jnctii fh * - ? bat 4b? nom-nt 7h?I I J Aoie**^o party in America <t" Ld uot pfrtiai' Ui.,?,r1""* t0 * ??"? "PO* D" tney say, Ameri ans must rule America " so ^fe?ier' ?^Iucr*3iD? Wnig, or Democrat.'and ?r %rJWVy A?,*lie*n lb?re js no room a fru v" ub^ut it I: is *r?" }OQ ? ?ht ?SWjlJ ?!<? 'he cry, lata republic sb.li b? a republic." Nobody Juputea it We are all Americana, heartily* i in lite a'd .0 the ueub. and tb? oniy qu-ati-n ^w.rthsr w, shall be Ammjan Wtigsor ^ Drmof.rat8'or A??rican anti-Pjpe-y aad enti naiuralixation men." the Commercial Advertiserenye .-.bcut^evn ??. &* were preiect and "eioept ??'idetaad, tfcero was no diiH ulty iQ b?g the .tag, ir any di;ection?anS crpa stand an-l the Cny ila;| f?ei s ,^er/waa , 'c,k7 . rooD1 \? ?h"?t withou; too " ej ucan?< leace i'Uia h/ever is an ma;ter r "P^ively. A more ?->tb ? ind:c.tio3 cf the politi al Vie-?? th i. ,h. r.et, ,b? ^ cc|V-or rr fh. h/ll WJ*.8 10 B'en 3 9!no'? Kew York r of ftUueDc? of '^o^niiedpolitical lnflaenee He lnohtj :o think thai tbe rti r e-J *h'J fiCt, and fell its diaheartem g influence." ^?James U Iiurton, lata master armorer in the Nitionnl Armory, at Uarper's Ferry. "Va., but fur sooie months past a resident of -N'tw l*o:k, has receded from the Bri"sh Qor nmenttho appointment of Engineer of tbe Britiak National Armory, at Easfleld. near London Although that armory is under the oommacdoi Captain D;*on of the R->ya! Ar tillery. Mr Burton wi:i ha-e tbe entire direc. tion of the manufacturing operations of the ^tablisbment. So tcys the Springfield Re publicaa. CP* A steam fir ;-eDgine, built in Cinoin fiati [Jt Now Orleans, wai tried in the first named city on the 30th inst, and threw a ?tream of water 2<J2 feet through a 1* in-h aciile Daring the trial the hn?e tarst. and ao:a wad the force of the wa'er escaping that * bystander had bis leg broken Tn? Rcsn or Travel for Europ* ?The Canard a'-.amer Africa, which aailed from 1)js on, j*a:?rday, for iiurope. had 213 pas wcgera, the argest number erer taken ia any steamer a; that pe,t. Soaae ne,a refuaed a passage, and others, rather than wait, took pa-'asga in the ae-jond eabio. Thc Ksow Notbi5gs or Batmioaa held a ra jficitlon ma?ti g Ja3t night a: Mouaxeat Square. Among othor reaoluiiona ad->pt?d was .he following ; "K?0ivtd, That none but American shail iUie America " Oar iibenlee are, therefore, safe! ?'KHtorvir.. ? ?..Hon. Wilson Shannon, of Ojia, ij f2 thiseity and stopping at the Uni ed Siatis Be e| aJeo, s iiainlton, president and u J w 11 AlcKaig, Hearv thVgC, h iaL!l m 9<)r'tuti?. dirtctora of the Cumberland Mining Company all of F^of Oh*1 Natio"^ Mr fho'mas H. rord. of Ohio, who is at Brown's; J.*eph W. f! i C*U?Ifl America- Letcher W'eb^ s er and ady. oi Aiafa , R K islead j, c f Va wui.,yi"M-Morr"' s- a ?- ? Letters reieired at New York by the ^eau.<T St Uaia mention that Hnraoe Qreelev had heen sr-ps^J and detained ia pri8oD days at 1 aris on the complain: of a cculptor who rent - work oi art to the New York Crys #* Xat Fribucal dieibiseea the com .... IIoo Pierre Souie ha* left Washington, for, it ia said, New York. ....Rev, Leverly Waagh, Biahop of the Methodist Epi-oopal Church, ia t.ow ree.ver lng fioiu an eaoeedlngiy severe attack of chAls acta levari, followei by oi j-ip lajj of a vary painful chrracter. During the worst ?tegea of tbe Bish< p'a iilneea, his recovery waa considered doubifai. Governor Clark, of New Yo-k;bas par f^?m^ * MMu Dlim'><i M'gg'na lr>m tbe peni ih?Kii ^t#rVon coadiuen that he a t wholly abstain from using intoxicating h'i':p? c'" of pr? acr.bed by a regular practiting phy-ician ' .... The venerable Dr. Jos. Additon Wad. dill a am of the -Bhnd Prcacher," wuose AU,^# W,'l the day a ago ?P7' " bUan'on' V? . ? fe w ....James W. Sheahan. Esq , formerly of thi ci'y, and now the able editor of the Chi c*g> (lil) Tiuie? haa. afrer a brief businetj ^laiw to VV arhngton, returned to the field of hia newspaper labora. .... Mra Henrietta Robinson, kn>nn in the M lh* *'Ve,l#<i Mardereaa," wa., I 'J lV'*nt (!b Tro^ Sow Yo'k ) **?? tenced to be hanged .... Qen Taeniae F. Bowie ia anaoaneed in Sl?22,,? - - n^pan rdoreeant^H* ? ' k ^ eee-ud ia tnj ia<- Coogreea by a. &. 6U WJsniViTOS 1EW8 1SD GOSSIP. The National Intelligencer and Mr Perry. We hive intended for come time to notice the complaint by the National Intelligent of the removal of Mr Perry at Becretafy of Le gation at Ma !Hd?for what? Not for writing a letter to the President of the United State*, making very serious charge? against Mr. Soule, the late Minister at Madrid, bat because that letter, containing important devolopmrnts in relation to pending negotiations with Spein, was, contrary to all prec j^ent, at the writer's request, given to the public through the col. urnirs of a newspaper?the National Intelli gencer of thit city. Not merely so, but, as has teen confidently asserted, given to the pablio fully a week before the original letter ?m received by the President. And not o~',y did the printing of th!t letter give flnprecs Jonted publicity to the progress and erudition of Important pending negotiations between the twi nations, which in this, as in all other Governments, is considered matter of confi dence, and in the keeping of the Exeoutive, and hero not even under tho control of Con gress, whose requests for the publication of papers oonnected with pending matters are fre quently deolined by the Pr.eident, but it also, not in express terms, by necessiry implica tion, conveyed a sharp reproof and censure of the Administration Icr the appointment and continuance in ctiice of a person who was very dL tasteful to the writer of the letter. But who is to blame in this matter?who h&s been guilty of what the Inteihget.ctr ad mite to be an''indiscretion," which has led to the dismissal of Mr. Perry ? Ceitainly not solely Mr Perry himself There was no harm in his letter to the President, for he would not have sent it to the Intelligencer for publica tion. The only " indiscretion" of Mr P was in sending a copy to the editor of that paptir. Mr Perry was ont of the country, smarting, as is to be supposed and as was very natural, under the taunts and reproaches of ;he dis comfited Minister, and fur those two sufficient reasons not in a condition, perhaps, perfectly to appreciate the very wide departure from diplomatic u-age, as woll a.s political proprie ty, of the publication Not so with the editor of the Intelligencer, the Nestor of the Whig precs, and now, as heretofore, the 3Jgaciou? Mentor of the Whig party. He was here upon the grcur d, fully acquainted, from an edito rial experience of thirty or forty years, with the uniform practice of the Government, ac tuated by no personal feeling, and, it must be [supposed, perfectly aware, to use a mild ex preesion, of the gross breach of decorum in votved in the publication. The editor, in truth, held Mr. Perry's official life in bis hand. He chose to sacrifice hlx. Was it an 4 iudi cretion" merely, or was it purposely done with tho risk of what has happened fully in view ? We do cot know that he is the per sonal, but ha is the political frieud of Mr. P , for both are anti Administration. Tho editor should have recollee el v/hat an old diplomat ence eaid about blunders, wLich in diplomacy, a:a synonymous with indiscretion:. M.\ I*er ry i '? indiscretion," as the editor milJlj* calls i*, was simply inchoate while the paper wa; withtieid from the public. Its publication, i! rom.de on premedication and in full vieT of the consequence, so far as Mr. Perrv wae con cerned, converged an incipient indicoretion into a full blown blunder The probibilillej era that Mr. Perry, who hac teen kept in office by a Democrat ad ministration f:>r more than two years, would not have been disturbed by hi; political oppo nents. Ife chose to put his official life in the hands of a political friend; a d ire can only acoount [jz the cturee of that friend upon the supposition that he was aware Mr. P. courted the fate he has met. If he did not, he will know who to biame. If ho did, his end has been answered ; and it is not for ibe editor to characterise as an "indiscretion ' what Mr. Perry himself may oonsider as an act of adroitness, aievrering the double purpose of '.indicating himse'f from the aspersions of Mr. Soule, and of scoimplishing h political martyrdom entitling hitu in due time to the canonisation and beatification of a Whig taint. There is one other way of ec-ionnticg for the publication, in the Intelligencer, cf Mr Perr 's letter, before it reached the President, to the benefit of which iis editor, as a political friend of Mr. Pory, is entitled The "dis cretion" whUL he admit* to have been wanting in Mr. P., he may himself have possessed in perfection. That is to say, he may have had the conviction thil the publication of such a Uttsr from a Secretary of Legation, no matter to whom addressed whether it be called an " indiscretion" or by some severer name, would cost the offending Secretary his place; and sail, with the belief that such a consummation was the frthe3t from Mr Per ry's thoughts, instead of covering and pro t5:ticg hioi rrith the ?^ls of hi' wisdom and experience, end of doing for him what he would have been likely to do far one similarly situated, connected with him by the ties of ki&dred, he seems to have been willing to precipitate hU fate, and, it would seem, for no better reason than to widen a bieaoh be tween two Government ofijials, and point a shaft at a political opponent. We have thus presented three several ways of accounting for what appears to us ihe " in discretion" of the editor of the Intelligencer in giving publicity to Mr. Perry's ietter to the President. Bo far as the editor is con cerned, it doe? not seem to be material which of them is the true one. Andrew Jackson Donel;on. -It seems that this pen-on was among the speakers at the re cent Know Nothing meeting in the New York City Park, wherein some four yeirs since, by the by, a man collected a crowd ot thousands of persons on a wager of five hundred dollars, in half un hour; the bet being that without giving previous nutioe, by standing for half an hour with his finger pointing to the great bell on the City Hall, the large number of persons specified would collect to see what was the cause of the wonderment. No one conversant with the politics of Ten nessee is at all surprised at ' he appearance of Mr Donelson among the Know Nothings, the Democrats of that State who, under the teach ings cf old Jackson learned to inoto much having l;ng since consigned him to Coventry. Ho did not leave his former party? that, left him. Mi Doncltoxt wm the cltva of Gen. Jaok> son, and not bis relative, as he asserts in his speech ia the Paik in New York. In that at sertion, Know io'-hin^ijm's want of ingenu ousness?cf tbo spirit of tmth? sticks out. He is, ot w*s, the relative of Gen. Jackson's ? wi J loJuon him-tir? not one u.0|? Mi 'm - u!3Cr.i of taller ooursing in his veins. Jackson made him hit private eecre* tary, when Prevident, simply m the easiest way of gating rid of a troublesome family ap pendage?-a wife*a relation, that hang around hii neok, (Mag him all eorts of annoyanota oo every possible occasion wherein a consti tuionally malapropos man might vex one of hia (Jaokaon'f) clear lead, honest heart, and straightforward character. Ao anecdote of the twain, atill ourrent in Washington, ao for cibly illustrates the character of both, that we cannot refrain from repeating it here Jackaon had commendable horror of ap pointing any one to office who o] aimed place on the ground of connecter, with hia family, end Donelson had a tro;p of cousins to remote degree*, whs were hnngry for pi ice. Jackson remarking that D. waa especially oareful of a particular handle of papers, one day oasually enquired to what they referred 11 They are the reoommendationa to office of members of our family," waa the roply. ? Then burn them, burn them, burn them!" was the imme diate answer of the ao emphatio old man. Donelaon to the contrary, not one of them got office under Jackson. Aa a sort of tribute to Jackson's former position in public affairs on the Democratic side, Mr. Polk gave Mr. Donelson an unim portant mission abroad, the first pubUo trust committed to his hands, wherein he earned the reputation of being as veritable a twadler as ever was foolishly called into the public service. He had literally nothing to do in the discharge of his duties abroad, and he did it,41 up to the handle." llo returned to Tennessee at the end of his bootless mission, and there remained a po litical nonentity, until Mr. Ritchie, feeling the han i of time laid on him too heavily to permit him to continue longer at the head of the organ of the Democratic party, patrioti cally determined to give up his position here; when, to solve the difficulty existing in sup plying his place with a succecsor not up to bis eyes in the sectional and clique inter-party Dem,emtio squabbles, he behought him of Mr Donelson, because he had been the e.'evt of Jackson, and bad been notoriouily so long out cf poUticR as to render it probable that he waa not efflicted with the inter party likes and dislikee, ^hich Mr. Ritchie very justly conceived likely to unfit the editor of the metropolitan Democratic organ for doing equal and cxaot justice to all sections of " the harmonious." So Mr. Ritchie sold the Union to him in conncction with a man cf back oone, the late General Armstrong, who en joyed Jackaon'a love, for his own manly quali iied of heart and head, not having been merely tolerated by the old hero because cf hia con nsction with the family of hia revered wife. Donelaon took charge of the Union only at ouce to demonstrate hid utter and entire in-1 competency for the discharge of duties that require forethought, well balanced political principle, and ordinary sagacity. To say that iiia thort editorial oircer was a lamentable failure, will hardly express the truth; aa it took him but very few months to satisfy the Democratic party in Congress that ho was in tellectually us weak and trifling as a child of twelve years of age, and had no moro fixed p inciples than are possessed lj Lewis C. L-.vin, whftOm a faro dewier, afterwards a trolling temperancc lec:urf>r subsequent!'/ a member of Congre-s through the momentary mistake of an ignorant and over-excited con stituency, (of which they have cot done re penting to this day,) and always a blather skiting, windy demagogue, in company with whom, he (Donelson) seemj to be stumping in behalf of the only political cause of whioh he is really a fitting representative Such, reader, ia Andrew Jackion Donelson, the man who boasts iu bis speech of hia rela tionship to Jackson without having in his veins one drop of the (fumily) blood that comsed in tho old hero's; tbo man who was for many year3 the worry-worm of Jackson's life; the man who, in a few months, managed to write himself, through the columns of the Union, into the reputation of being the silliest nincompoop that ever ran the rUk of proving l.ixsolf an a-s, by assuming th9 discharge of duties for which he was fitted neither by na ture, education, nor experience He left Washington in shocking bad cdor with the whoio Democratic party in Congress and the Administration, and has boeu growling in lenne3see from that tine to this, suffering under a very afflicting (political) sore-head, made up of mortified vanity, the fiilure to obtain for a young son in-law of hia a full mission, and diaappointed hopes of making a fortune as the conductor of the Democratic party organ. Hia Know Nothingism ia simply the result of the fact that hia former political friends, on weighing him in the b-ilanae and finding him wanting in every attribute to fit him for the proper discharge of the duties ho undertook to perform, took them from his handa, with an universal shout of deriaion at the bold imposture in volved in the act of one of his want of intel lectual vigor and political backbone, in ven turing to undertake the conduot of the national organ of the Democratic party. Iho Impostor* ?We take it for granted that our respected coteinporary, the Journal of Commeree, and other journals that gener ally look to the well-being of sooiety and obe dienoe to the lawa in what vhey print oonoern ing public uffairs, which jcati&ed, aided, and abetted the Kinney expedition, on finding iu Kinney's very last pronunciamento an avowal of his purpose of revolutionising Nicaragua?of fillibustering? aa the end and aim of his enterprise, must feel rather streaked. It is now high time that they re called their denunciations of the Governments alleged persecution of the gallant Colonel and bia compatriots in the work of law-breaking. The judges, too, who put him and those oon cerned under straw bail?their own reoog nisanoes only?declaring their enthusiastio approbation of the entire integrity of the pur pose of the expedition and their indignation against the couree of the Government upon it, if they are endowed with any self-respeot, will comprehend that tho public is aware that it is through their want of ballast for the proper discharge of the responsibilities of their positions, that Kinney A Co. have got off from the United States, with an avowal of tbo purpose of revolutionising Nicaragua on their lipe. But i; could hardly be oxpeoted that a judicial tfficer, who takes advantage of the faot that the United Mates paya hia per sonal expenses undsr certain circumstances, to run up soch billa at the rate of $18 per diem, will exeoute the law without fear er favor agaiBSt "fast" men?a follow feeling making folk* wondrous kind. However, the Kinney expeditionUta will doubtless be quite as well attended to by the Government of the Unitod States in Nicaragua, as at home, if they dare do there anything likely to oompiomieo tfct integrity of the petition of tke United States toward that or any adjoining indepen dent state . fort Laramie not in the Hands of the In Aiani ?This morning letters reached Wash ington from Forts Laramie and Kearney, that were brought Into the settlements by the ex press mail rider who is reported to hate brought news that Fort Laramie had fallen into the hands of the savages. The Laramie letter, therefore, pets that roorback completely at rest. _Both arc of great interest just now: Foet Laramie, N T., May 8, 1865 Ab >ut the lO'.h of April, four men returning from a trading expedition to the Crow Indians, were met on the he 3d waters of Powder river, about 150 miles from this post, by a party of Nannie Coushaws, and robbed of what goods they had remaining and the clothing of the men The men report that it was only through the earnest remons'ranoe of the Chief that their lives were spared. They report also that these Indians had with them the mulee and horses shortly before stolen from the mail; sation at tho Devil's Gate, and the traders I I living near them. * ? ? # It is reported that there arc a good many Missouri Sioux on or near the Platte, between ! his and the mail Rtation, who have come over to steal horses. Seventeen of the horses re cently Ptolen by them from the traders near the station have been taken from them by the Ogaftliahs and returned to their owners. Fort Krabnkv, N. T, May 27, 1856. Seoond Lieut E G. Marshall, sixth infsn , try has jast returned to this post, after having escorted the Unitod States mail an far as Chim ney Rook * # ? * Lieut. Marshall says thnt Clarke A Brown., drivers of oattle to California, lost most of their horses at 0'i< alien's Bluffs The Indians charged and stampeded their cattle, of which they hid some seven hundred, and whilst the party were engaged in trying to oolleot them, the Indiana uucceeded in robbing them of their horses Small parties of emigrants, with women and children?the inon badly armed, and many not at all?are scattered between this post and Ash Hollow; nor can I persuade them that there is duDger to bo appreherded. Ciatko A Brown's oat tie train was the flr^t that passed this pest I fear that the emi grants will suffer fevercly. The Faval Retiring Biard ?The follow ing cxtraots from tho instructions of the Se cretary of the Navy to this board, prcmulged yesterday aftevsoon, explain the manner in which they are expected to discharge the duty devolved on them: ?'You are required to report the name? of ofheers who should be, in your judgement, placed on tha reserved list,' and tOen desig nate those of tho -reserved' who in your opin ion, for services rendered and far fidelity in the discharge of duty, should receive full 'leave ot-absenee' pay. and those who should merely receive furlough or half 'leave-of-ab

sence pay. "You are required to advance a step farther in your examination *nd discrimination, and report the names of such officers as you believe have became incompteten 'from any cause implying sufficient blame on the part of the officers to justify your recommending tbem to be stricken altogether from the rolls.' And on this point I venture suggest the opinion that an officer is to 'blame it ho has becoma incompetent from neglect of duty and inatten tion and indiffoienco to his profession as well as from dissipation and immoral indulgences ' ***#?' "Nor, gentlemen, do I consider that it will be necessa ily ;t degradation or a mark of governmental displeasure for an officer to b? placed on furlough, which is ha.f leave-of t'o-, ecnco pay, because lie may have become really ! incompetent to tho discharge of his duties and yet may not have terved so long and faith fully and with such crodit a? to entitle him to the highest compensation to the reserved. "According to m> conjeptiocs of tho spirit of this law and justice to officers and the Gov crement,tho standard of merit and service* should be high to enable an officer to be placed on the reserved list with full leave-of absence I pay " ? # * * * * I "1. \on will therefore, assemble deli be-- } ate and determine, after a " careful examine tion," in pa;nuance of the law as to passed midshipmen, masters, and lieutenants during ^ hich deliberation the junior lieutenant will act as secretary of the board. Whereupon the said Secretary will make a record in the tatuteof a mb report, of "the judgment of the board'' as to each gra separately, and, after certifying to its correctness, shall deliver the same to the senior officer, who ehaH attest it; and the lieutenants will then retire, but not cousider thctuselve ? as dottohed from duty "2 After the ret remoiit of the lieutenant, the captains and commander! will assemble, deliberate, and determine, alter a '-oareful examination 'in purruance of the law as to commanders, during which deliberation the junior commatder will ecc aa secretary Whereupon tho said .Secretary will make a record, in tho nature of a sub-report, of the judgmotit of said captains and commanders a. to the grade of oouiiuanders, and, after cer tifying to its corrcotnefs, will deli.er the same to the senior < fiber, who shall a;te.?t it. And the commanders will then retire, but not con sider themselves as detached from duty. At ter the retirement of the Oomm&nders | the captains will assemble, deliberate, and determine, after a "careful examication" iu pursuance of tho law as to captains, duricg which deliberation the junior oaptain will aot as eeoretary. Whereupon the said seoretary wi.l make a reoord, iu 'he nature of a sub-re port, of the judgment of said oaptaini as to the grade of oaptama, and, sftar certifying to its correctness, will deliver the same to the senior effioer, who shall attest it. 4 W hen aotion shill thus have, been taken under tho regnla'io-is presoriced in reference to all the grades enumerated, the senior officer, for and on behalf of the board, shall make a general report to the secretary of the Navy, embodying the records and sub reports afore said, and the results of their deliberation, ac cording to the law under whioh the board eon vencd 6. The eonou-rence of a majority of those entitled to examine and report upon the grade under consideration chall be necessary to con stitute the vote?'the judgment of the board." 6. At tho deliberations and proceedings of the board will be Incomplete until the ap proval or dimpproval of the President, all in formation touching tho same will be confined exclusively to 'he board and the executive de partment of the government. John Wilson, Eiq., Commissioner of the General Land Office, rotnrned to Washington last night, from his iec*ot tour to the North west on public business. Famine in Texas ?A letter from Palestine, Texas, dated May, 28th ultimo, says: "We are on the brink of a famine. Last night1 went lupperlcsj to bed, so us to save aboeta t? j*8P<?>Qf'1l of meal for breakfaat. Mr- : *, ,i 3 ,b? family) spent nearly all day on Saturday hunting for meal without success. To day we managed to borrow a peck from a lucky neighbor The drought ha* been to severe that no one ha? raised any vegetables. Meat is scarce, gro cenes areout of the question. Half of our merchants are on the brink of failure The" is no transportation for cotton. Money never ?Ur ^hJ8ician'? biB for three monks attendance was $130. and neithor of us had a protracted spell. We have worked hard enough to be independent of the world if our expenses had not exhausted aU ow earnings As it is, we have something that 4c We owe8 h^TT hoQM' ?v,i?w It - lltt,a now- People here be conTenVihh 't?15 r'?h At prewnt 1 woaId Mfa J minH nf 00irimou necessaries of Ao ,'Ao 'tgar Woald 66 ? blessing," Ti.1* A?fit,?a ?f Fu*iUve8 ftoai Jutiee. ihe Attorney General In reccnily deciding points involved in a ease referred to him by one of the Secretaries, has ruled that a foreign madat d'arret, setting forth the offence of a fuiMtivs from the justice of a foreign country witui'. tae lermi of any treaty of extradition, [ suoh madat, ooaing through the proper poU tloal channel, la aufloiant foundation for the! issue of tba Presidents warrant, ontborttiof the 1st ?e uf proceeding before tba Judicial an thorltiea of the United States. Tt3 Cu-raat Operation* ftf tba Trf 'tcrv Ptr.iT went. ??n yaatardaj the 20th of J-^ne thor* wtre of Treaaury Warranta entered cu tbe book? of t*e Derartmen'? For the Treasury Department.... $19 37 3 83 For the Interior Department ..... 19.049 lfi For the Custom* 40 430 75 War warranta receirad and an tered 108,9*V 47 War repay warranta reeeiveJ and antared 160 34 For onvering into tba Treaaary from uieoeUaneona sources.... 9,955 86 Co"wd into the Traaaurj fr<>m Customa 7.618 50 Tr&wnon aocoant af the Nary.... 70,668 50 For repaying on aeoonnt of tba Nary 11 25 A Curious Anecdote or tie Rev Stdket Smith ?A Decided Sell ?Lady Cnbebahad a great passion for the garden and the hot house, and when aha got hold of a celebrity like tbe Her Sydney, waa aura to dilate apon her favorite auhject Her geranium?, her au rioaina, her dahii.<a, her earnatiosa, her aoa. oiaa, her lillia regia, her ranunculus, her ma rjgoldi, her peoniea. her rhododendron pro cuuibena, ineeay pompoae. and roaa pubeaoena, wero discussed with all the flow of hot-houae rhetoric 'My Lady," asked tbe reverend wit, did you ever have a psoriasis aepteo nla?'' "Oh,yea? a moet h-e-a-u-t i f.u-I one I gave it to the Archbishop of Canterbury. Dear man ! and it came rut so in the apring '" The paoriasis aeptennis ia the medioal name for the seven years' itch , TICKET!* TO M'LLF DE COYTTF Concert for sale at HILBUS & IIITZ' Music Depot. Je 21 THE WASHINGTON highlander? | tnke this opportunity 10 announce toth* ?itiz ni of Wington, both military and civilian*, that ih<y wjii give a (rami and magnificent Exrur ?i?n totfio White House Paviliun on THURSDAY, the 31 Augdnt, 1-55 Pee future advcrti'ement. P R?All Plumbers on th muster rolls will b punctual in thrir attendance or MONDAY EVE NING, *he 25th instant, at the hall, ns businu?e Oi importance win be brought before them fi) order cf ihe Commanding Officer. GEO. W. FLOOD, Je^20?3t* Sec, pro. tern. No. 3, D C. - No. 197, C. A. I U. (H F.) C A ?THE MEMBERSot Washington Cir-le are hereby notified io attend h r>p-cial session of the <irile ar" t>ie Hall ??; | Pot imac Circle on FRIDAY EVENING, Jutv 22d. at 8 o'clock, to elect delegates li attend .i ''onvoca tion of tiii; Supreme Circle, to he held in tbe city ot I balum re on MONDAY, the 95th instant A. W. GKINEK. E W. H. 8 K. F. W. St. CLita, C. W. y. 20?3t* GRAND MOONLIGHT EXCURSION a-id Pic Nic.- The Gool Will Club b**( leave t) info, m the?r friend* and the public in gen eral that th- y will five their First Grand Excursion and Pic Nic t > the White House Pavilion THURS DAY, July 19, '855 COMMITTEE OF arrangements, je I6.2l.3C POSTPONED ?Owine to this day being incl; mc-.t, on which the Pic Nic fir th henrfit of Union Bethel Church wai to have taken place, the Managers take this method of informing thotie wh ?intended to patronize it, that it is po-t p ined to take place on ntxt MONDAY, tbe 25tb in ir.t, at tbe -ame place. (White'* Woods, near the Columbia Mil!:.) 2% miles from the city. Slicaio Ihe 'ay set apart al-o be inclement, tbe feoat will lake plaoe in iht* Bethel Hall, in the rear of the Church. Tickets 50 cents, to be had of the Managers. On behalf of the Manager*, CHAS. STEWARD. A permit will be ohuin^d Washington, June 19?3t* ATTBSTION, GERMAN YAGERS?YOIJ aie hereby notified ro rreet at v?ur armory on thursday EVENING, at 1% o'clock. By order of the Captain, j" 19?3t M. RUPPEL. O. 3. ^M^r^TCE UNDERSIGNED GROCERY MER . iiants, in order to give time forrecr< atj' n to the < it.tks in their employ, during the wanritn of tht'jHummer month-', hereby e to close their r *p?'ctive Ftorea at e<'ht o'clock p. m , (Si>tnrday ? venues eTrepted,) from this date unti! tbe Urn day of SepttmM?r next GEO. fc THOS PARKER k CO, SAMUEL KACON k CO., MURR AY fc SEMMES, hamilton & LEACH, B F. MORS ELL. BARBOUR A. SEMMES, E. E. VV H JTE & CO, ED HALL, SHEKELL BROTHERS, BERRY h BOWiE, MIDftLETON h. BEALL, JESSE B WILSON. Washington, June 11,1855? 2wr Mantel? p -r sale?as we areabout to move our thop, and wish to dispose of a po tion cf the stock, w<: have * number of Vain Italia" Mantis, which we effer for tale. They are finUh'd In tbe finest possible style, and will b<? wild very cheap. They can be seen on D street, tbe 3d house from 1 ill, and opposite the Kirk wood House. It JAMES MAXWELL & SON. IMNE ENGRAVINGS.?We have recently re ceived a l.<nie lot of fine French, English, and American Encravings which we are selling off at I exceedingly low ra;es. JNO. F ELLIS, _ J? 21 306 Pa. avenue. Elastic ribbon tor undersleeves, Elastic cord for Bracelets, superior Needles, Ladies' Dr?s? Protector*, Scissors, Gift Cups and Saucers. Pocket, Checker, and Chess Bnsrds at No 484 Seventh st. LAMMOND. Je 21?31 JUST RECEIVED ON consignment? 400 boxes Orange* and Lemons 1C0 b irbels Grouud Nuts 2000 pound* Cream Nuts 300 Pine Apples For sale by MURRAY k SEMMES. Je fll- eoSi COPARTNERSHIP. HE undersigned have this day entered into a co partnership under the name of MILLS fc BR A SH EARS, f.?r the purpose of carrying on toe Bo-1! and Shoe trrde m nil its hranche?. We will manu facture to order every style of BOOTS and SHOES for ladies, gentlemen and cl'ildren. All measured work warranted to plesee. S C MILLS, T. N. BR&SHBARS. Oall at our stor#, Ni. 835 south sids Pa avonus, one door e-.st of Jackson h. Bro's Grocery, between <th and 7ib sta (News) Ie2l?6t WATCHES. JUST received, a large a*^ortment of Ladies' and Gentlemen's fine GOLD WATCHES of avery size, aiyle and ciunufacture The above is by far tbe best and eheapast ever of-1 fered to our customers. M. W. GALT k BRO., 33* Pa. avonue betw. 9th and 10th au. Je 81?tf MICHAEL NOURSI, Mo, 461 Tkirtet'tK afreet west, Agent for the Mutual Life Inaannoa Compa ny of Hartford, Conn. SHOULD not every man depending toi support on bis daily employment secure for tba family, ia case of his death, by ii.auringhia life, t? a certain amount, a*y $1,000, by paying from six to tw Ive dollars per annum?or, thoulo not the wifa, if he omits it, ?ecure lor hersalf, by her saving and ap proprnUcn for that purpose from 50 cents to fl per month. (Organ) le 81?Iawl2w NOTICE. OUR customers are mo*t respectfully notlied that their accounts will be presented to then on the 25th inttant. To all thote who will have the kiiidrn ?s to call ar.d settle their respective accounts on or before the 1st July, we shall be exceedingly obliged. 8' We have a number of accounts rendered on the 1st January remaining unpaid, and would say to those indebted that, unless we teeeive the money for them bv the 1st July, we shall be compelled to p'lace such bills in the h'<n:ls of an officer for collection. CLAGETT, NEWTON, MAY k CO. Je 81?lot TEN DOLLARS REWARD. OTRAYED from the subsriber, FOUR COWS, one a large red Cow, with white^^^^^M^ spot on the forehead, smAII white streak on the back, and white about the bag, larga horns, set wide apart;. and sinull ear marks. One larga red and white Buffalo, baUoved to have a small piece out of one of her ears. One sbon-legged brindle Cow, will) horns wide aet and ear marie. Had a. op? around har neck. Ode email Brindle, not in go?d condition; horns eettfng forward toward tbe ffcee. The root of her tail unusually this*, white feet and belly, and bas car marka. Tbe above reward will be naid for their delivery at my house, or in proportion for any one or more of them. CHARLES DYSON, Oomer north D and toeeond streets. Jatl? T programme of MLLE W. DE BOYt'S OQNCFRT, Foar.ively to taka place en FHIDAT ETKV. I!?a, June 28. at C.rail's Saloon so postporement on ccounlofwaaiher w rskt I. . . I. Grand Pno, ?o? IU l> D. Merdeisanfc* Piano, M' l? De B >J*?Violnacclln, Prof Ahrana. i Va iations Brilliant Solo clarionct- Prof. ft. Wagner 3 Faatasia Fav? Ik oh The?a de Beethoven S~lo violoocr!loj Prof. Ahrvt.d (Servals 4. Cavatini Fa?or:te dc Agfths, ficm Ikr Prviifhuii C Von We bur Mile a Schmiot. Violon ello cb igato? Prot Ahrtnd 5. Grand Farti?l"> mr le cl le Minurt dp Don Juan Tbslberg Soto piano?MM* df Boye. ra?t it. 1. Grand Trio in C Minor Ba> thovea Piano, Mile de Boye?Violoncello, Prof. Ahrend Violin, Prof. Wifner. 2. Aria Favorite e Oratorio LI11.U1 Mile h Schmidt. 3. Capriccio on Tu me Or em * I Violoncello tolo? Prof. Ah rend 4. Grand Concerto, G Minor pour le Piano avec Q artet ?npt . Pis- o, MM* de Boy*?Vlotonrello, Prof. Ahraad l?t Violin, Prof. Wa^iK-r?2<t Violin,Prof. Wttaf Tenor?Mr. Geo. Arth. The ?ctnl jjrand Pisno uwd on ihis occasion, la one of StciiiWay k Soil's pre*, mm instruments, kindly furnished by F. C K. :< hcr.barh, E?q , the A* tut Tickets of admission 50 cents; to he had at all th* principal hotel*, music and hook-tore#, and at the door of the hall oa the evening of the Concert. Doon op!?n at 7?Concer' i? c??n?mrnce at 8W o'clock SAM'L V. NoYES, Agaat. je 90?3t "land warrants. 7 E ar# payinr the hiphrat p-ices ft* LAND WARRANTS. J M. CLARKE A CO, corner Tenth *treet and Pean'a a venae, over Washington City Saving's Bank. ?a 80?7t? DUK HOTICK ?Our customer* are rwpeet fully notified that their re? pe-etive account# are tuidenut and ieady for delivery. Thoae who do not wish to have them |?ree nted will please eali an 1 recelvc fit m previous to the 2Sth instant, at which timh tbey w ill be?ent out. Wu eat neatly request our friends tn We prompt ia responding to our catl and s-ttle their respect i*s b< N either by cash, or notes at short dates?the cash greatly |*eferrt?4 BURN3 A COCHRAN, je 30?St 408 Pa. avenue. MAOAZl^K" for July just received G??deyN Lady's fc^k lor July Ladi ?' National Mactzme do Ilnllou's Dollar Monthly do H ill day Pictorial I'ieayune All the new Book." published received Immediate ly arte ward*. everything in the *tati? nery Line at SIIILLINGTON'S Bookstore. Od^-on Building, cor. P*. avenue and 4% st Je 90?3t (News). _______ LAND~ WARRANT^ JOHN D CLARK, Ar*nt for Claims, No. 5*7 Twelfth street, will jive the lugheet market .rice in gold tor Lund Warrant' Je 7? fllE~POTOMAC RTVKR STEAFLOAT COMPANY'S STEAMER ALICE G. PRICE, CAPT -AMUFL BAKER, WILL I.EWE WASHINGTON [AT 6 <?'CL? ?CK A. M? AMD AL la.a.>Uh!A AT 7 OTLt'CK A M. ON TUK-DAV MOKNINGS for?Matto*, Car riotnan, L. Macho.1oc, P?i ey Point, Kin?ale, Cone. i>\ PRIDAY M0RMNGS for?Chapel Point, Wicomico, Leoaardtown, Piney Point, 8t Mary's, Oone. f >N WEDNESDAY (returning leave Cone at 4 u'ciock a m-, for - St Mary's, Ptnef Point, Leoa ar. towr, Wicomico, C!hape' Point. n\ SATURDAY fretu>aif?g; leaving C.^ae at 4 n eiock a. m , for? Kin<aJe, Piney Point, L Macho doc, < urrinman, Mattox. t':i!l.n2 at the usual landings on the river whea fipnalis are made. By order cf the Board : JAS P. SMITH, President. Alexa- dria, Va^ Jttne 1,185.*>. je '.5?tf PLEASURE EXCURSIONS F0R THE FOURTH CF JULY. The rteamers itEOilGR WASH J|N(;T0.\ aiiii 1 HOM Ab COLLY EE ..hi BMC ? r ^ular irtps'otiie White Hr.uss Pavilios, '-l^iint Vernon, an I Fort Wa^iingion. Persons r.ish ns! to epenJ th i cay at Fort Washington will jr. I md'd there, as each boat will stop st the Fort. Prices will b? ma je to MJit the times The time of ?tarting and other particulan> will be piven in due me. Fort Washington grounds is a delightful place V>r scl.ooSs or eele t partiea t > s|?end the day. The IVf ne House Pavilion at'd ground* are nrt surpassed or pleasure by any place. The Boats have a calm er thai serves up refreshments i:> rood Myle. JOB CORStiN, )rinttin. je 16?6t -AM I, GEDXEY. ( ' EXCURSION TO PINEY POINT. THE MEMBERS OF VIRGINIA ?TF.VT. No 3K8, Indepeadent Order if kt ciiabites, wculd mio'm the citizens of Geotge <-wn and Washm?ton. that thev purjioae givine a ? RAND PIC NIC ANI> COTILLON EXCU1 j|< N to PINEY POINT, ou MONDAY, the 25th etanL ^ ^ The splendid fteamrr Alice C. Pitc* haa been :h .rtnrtd, and Fiicher's Cotillon Band ecgaged fir h? oecn-ion. T ck"ts adrr.'ttlug aGentleman and two Ladies? JNE DOLLAR AND FIPTY CENTS, can be pur :hat:ea at she biat on the momni of the eicutMoa. The Boat will leave th- Seventh street wharf at r o'clock, and the Ni,\y Y^rd at 7*. Refreshments of all kinds can be had on ihe boat it city prices. _ __ Je 80?At ICS CREAM OF the best quality delivered to faailies, parties, Fairs, he , at 3TV* cents per quart, in"~ :arcy moulds or plain Ireeaers. EzeortiOLt and Ptc Nics furnished at $1 95 per 2 all on. Give it a trial M. T. MARTINET, Tenth street, between D and E streets, is li-lw* MOREDUN; a tale?claiming to be by Sir WalPl Scott, 50c Abbott's History of Napoleon. 9 vols, octavo, $5 Constance Herbeit, a novel, by Miss Jewsbury, j7c The Con roversy between Senator Brooks and Arch bishop Hughes, 25 cents. je It FRANCK TAYLOt. NkW BOOKH received and for sale at SHILLINGTON'S Book-tore. The Life oi N'apoleon, by Abbott, complete in ? vols. The Winklea, by the author of Wild We?era Scenej , _ __ Cone Cut Corners, the Experiences of a Coiujtw tivc Family ^ ,? _ . Tales for the Marines, by the author of Lo? Grin gos. _ . Missing Biide, by Mrt. Southworth WoreJun, s tale of the Twtlve Hundred and T?, by tir Waiter Scotr, Bait ' nation's Mjgatiue for July. All the New Books and every thing in the Sta tionery line, fur sale at BUiLLINGTON'd Bookstore, Odecn BuiUime, car. 4}^ st-, and Pa. av. Je IB?tr GLENvfOOD CEMETERY, Office No 298 Ponn ,corner 10th (OVkB THE SAVING'S BANK.) r<ni3 CEMETERY is laid out on the plan oi the I calabra'.ed Greenwood, of New York, and situ ated on the high grcund distant one snd a qnart?r miles north of the Capitol?North Capitol street leading directly to the gateway. This Company have aeeureil a charter ?ro? C-oo greM, appropiiatiog their ground for ever to bunaJ purposes, making a fee title to the purchaser, a?? piohibitmg all encroachments from lefisl?ti< n cr (.therwise, which is of vast lmportaaceto those wn wish their dead to i. pose wh? ra ihey hive piacea them, for it has become a custom in all otheraiiee, when the buri&l ground becomes valuable for ? purposes, to sell it, and throw the d*.ad promise ly into one larie pit, and legal measures eannet prv vent it, as no titles are given to the p"?"*- H N B - Pamphle's with a map, the charter, ano bv laws, and a'l other infoimau.m emm be WW" at be office. AI?o, a!! order.'orJ Mr. J. F HARVEY'S, N?-?*jeffs?53iil i rv heMvy^ilw plated cr Hnttania W?re, ?n? I .^nuSd Tea Trays or Toilet Sets, an excellent rMnek Feather Dm-ter, Hat 8iand, En?m? led Ker it- Hs'uct pan, Giavy Strainer, Tea Bell, or anr of frg hundred and one little etceteras needed by every *,???,? InYiled ? "g?J1[AHCWi je 18 490 Seventh M-_ NOTITIC.?W? shall as usual issue all unpaid bills from our books np to Saturday, tt?e^ ultimo. We mspectiully request that all to wnein they be! ag will promptly settle tbsm on or berors the 1st of July. . AU who dsaira to have their bills belwa w"! sent out will find them ready at out f ?>_?? je 18-d'jyl CL AC BTT, DODSON h CO T AD1EM WORK BA8?*TI.-CH L llMkew, Tiavellng Baskets, K?y ^ Knife Batk?ts, Cigar Baskeu, Mark* Bask Clothes Ba?keta, a lane variety, my I?^ H^ka^'VunushiM ^