Newspaper of Evening Star, July 5, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated July 5, 1855 Page 2
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.EVENING STAR. WASHIWeTOirCITY: THURSDAY AFTERXOO* i??T ?. AGENTS FOR THE STAR. The following persons are authorised to con tract for the publication of advertisement! in the Star: Philadelphia?V. B Pa?.*br. N W. corner of Third and Chestnut streets. New York?S M PrrriserLL A Co., tfa&aa street. Boston?V. B- Palmer. Scollay's Building. ? m ?# |y Advertisements should he handed in l>y 12 o'clock, M , otherwise they may not ap pear until the next day. Our Anniversary. To-day tre enter upon the third year of the Star's existence under it* present conductor, "who takes this occafiou tj return thanks to those who have appreciated his earnest efforts to make aservicable Washington city new-pa per, numbering many thousands here and else where, in all conditions in life. We celebrate this, our anniversary, by donning an entire new dress of type, which has cost U3 a heavy out Jay. We hare incurred this expense, notwith standing the dullness of the season, particu larly to enable us to make a proper return for the favors of our advertising friends. Our ob ject has been to make the Star necessary to the comfort of all who take interest in the progress of affairs, governmental and local, in Washington. We have suceccded in 80 d'-ing more com pletely than any other journal ever succeeded in a similar undertaking In the same length ?f tuae. Wc have managed to make the Stai* taught after with avidity, tot enly by those who sympathise with us, but by nearly all among us whose views of the fitness of things differ widely from ours, many of whom, though refusing to take the Star, would as soon think of failing to eat their dinners daily, as of failing to read a copy of our journal taken by one of tbe^r neighbors. We have hardly a subscriber Who cannot call to mind some one or more of I those who profe?sto dislike the Star intensely, who are sure to be on hand to pOru^e it ere evening closes. We thank them for thi* trib ute to its enterprise, and to the interest inci dent to it* columns. As an advertising me dium, it has become absolutely necessary to all who do any sort of business in this city or its vicinity, as it is now known to all to be read by, perhaps?an aggregate of five times as many men, women, and children in Washington, Georgetown, and Alexandria, and the surrounding country, as any other journal whatever. We havo steadily adhered to our originally expressed determination of *p?aking out our views on all subjects worth discussing, with out fear or favor, pinning our faith to no jnan's and no party's sleeve. Of late we have gone more thoroughly into politics than we de signed. being "coaxed"' (as Paddy would s?y) in that direction, by personal abuse of ourself in the columns of our talented, entertaining. C * and courteous neighbor, ere the Sun had taken up a political cudgel. Wc flatter oursslf that we have succeeded already in satisfying the many fathers of that knowing enterprise, that %hey had nothing whatever to gain for their cause by forcing the Star, even for a brief reason, into the arena of active politics. We shall continue to endeavor to make the Star ncce?sary to all who desire to be posted with reference to everything of interest trans piring in this city, from the appointment of a foreign minister or the negotiation of a new treaty by the government, down to a squab ble at the pump between two aged feminine colored dc nil car of the federal metropolis. Our new arrangements are made with the view of giving additional advantages to ad vertisers, all of whom who really desire to bring their business, or any other of their af fairs to the notice of the public, will, on in quiry or reflection, find that the insertion of a few lines La the Star is, emphatically, the surest and nn?-t economical way of accom plishing the object. 8PIKIT OF THE MORNING PEESS. The Umton explains?1st. That Thos. Grey, recently appointed to a 21 Lieutenancy in the I'nited States Army, ha<f been fifteen years in the army where he was highly distinguished | on account of his competency, fidelity, and gallantry. His courage and eervices were conspicuous in many of our battles in Mexico. This explanation was called out by unfounded complaints in the Baltimore (Jlippt r against the appointment, of course becauso the ap pointee was born in Ireland. The Intelligencer of the day is patriotically devoted to the duty of brightening in the Jiearts and minds of all, a recollection of the history of the glo;ious Fourth of July. Mr. John ConnelI,of Delaware, has an appropriate letter in its columns reviewing the history of the constitution, at.d ably inculcating the par amount duty vf ciuU fidelity ty it. Tub Focst or Typt with which our paper is now printed, is troui the extensive establish ment 01 Lewis Pelouie, corner of Third and Chestnut street-, Philadelphia. The beauty v( the material te expressed upon its fact, and like an amiable countenance, makes a decid edly clear and favorable impression on all beholders. i HTJudge CurtK of the United States Cir cuit Court, ou the 2d instant,' rendered a de cision in the case of the brig Porpoise, seized for being engaged in the slave trade. It was beld that a vessel which has acted as a tender upon slavers, and has carried merchandize which was u?ed for the purchase of slaves and had otherwise aided in the slave transporta tion, although she had not actually carried a single slave, was guilty of being engaged in the slave trade within the meaning of the sta tute. The brig was consequently declared forfeited. correspondent of tbcNcwjM.rt Mercu yy says that there have been caught this Spring in the eastern branch of Nsrragan?tt Bay. forty t&ou?and barrels of scup. twenty fhe thousand of which have been sent to mar ket, and fifteen thousand barrels sold for ma nure Two hundred thousand blue fish, or eea ba*?, all of which have been sent to mar ket, thirty thou<*nd mackerel, three thousand pounds of tautog or blackfish. and three thous and pounds of striped ba?s. Porrnrto* or New York?ThiT Arrom HE5T or ltv55.?Fpon an informal comparison of results bv the census takers, it apjtears that the city of New York has a population of 750, 060 Brooklyn, with Williamsburgh thrown In, is 9)0.000 The city and its suburbs ly ing within the Stale, have a population, there fore, of a million; and the New Jersey and Staten Island citfe*. that gem the beautiful harbor, would much increase these figures, if Included In a commercial point of view, and 5n all respects. except the political division spd dwuarvstivP, Uteft are but one city. > . . t WASHINGTON NEWS AND GOSSIP. The Day?was appropriately celebrated throughout Washington, its sister cities, and the surrounding country. We never saw the glorious 4th of July more generally kept as a holiday, even in New York, whose immense foreign population go so notoriously further than any others in merry making on such oc casions. The coming up of the rain storm. near noon, that continued until night, of course damped the ardor of thousands who were in the streets, evidently bent on making a day of it. It arose a few moments after those who proposed to join the National cele bration got under wci^h in procession, serving to disperse nearly all those on foot instantly, as it came down in torrents. That procession was attended by thousands on the side walks and in the street, a large portion of whom were fe males. whose dresses, bonnets, Ac., suffered shockingly, first from the thick clouds of grit ty dust that preceedod thedrenehing rain, and then from the latter so annoying incident to a gala day on the avenue. The United States Flying Artillery, that had been ordered to Washington to fire the usual national salute at noon, did not take any other part in the ceremonies of the day, as had been expected by those concerned in making the arrangements for the national celebration. A standing army regulation makes it the duty of United States troops, wherever they may be. and however engaged, at noon of the Fourth of July to fire a military salute in honor of the occasion. As there are no United States troops or seamen here accustomed to manage field pieces or other cr.nnon, the Light Artillery were ordered on from Fort Mellenry for th.it duty, which they performed. Many of our fciiow-citixcus seemed much disappointed be cause they failed to join in the procession. It struck us as highly improper that they should do so, as our Know Nothing fellow-citizens having determined to "have a celebration of their own, the original one was necessarily at tended by but one political party. All persons of discretion will at once perceive the impro priety of ordering or permitting troops of the United States to participate in anything smack ing of political party. The citiion soidiery who were in tho national celebration were the Montgomery Guards, the Highlanders, and the Yagers, all of whom made a very martial appcarancc We do not know when we ever saw in any city three more elegantly uniformed and soldier-looking volun teer companies on parade. All the members of the Cabinet attended in coaches : and also the venerable George Wa*h ington Parke Custis. who is understood to bear Know Nothingism little love, indeed. This estimable and so uuivcrsally popular gentle man looks remarkably well, notwithstanding his advanced age. I A large crowd had assembled in the Capital grounds, in anticipation of the ceremonies to take place there, thousands of the fair sex be- j ing present. The latter took refuge in tho rotundo, where never before were so many I ladies gathered. The rain caused those charged with the custody of the building to throw open the immense hall of the House of Representa tives for the reading of the Declaration of In dependence and the delivery of the oration. It was crowded from floor to the highest point in ite spaciou* galleries. The Rev. Smith Pyne made the opening prayer; Dr. Garnett read the declaration, and the oration, deliv ered by J. M. Carlisle, Esq., followed. We need hardly add that this able lawyer, acute logician, and accomplished scholar, acquitted j himself highly to tho gratification of the thou- 1 sands who faced the storm for the pleasure of j | hearing him. Army Appointments ?Among the new ap pointments in the Army wo hear that the Prcs i lent has appointed Mr. Yinerando Pulizzi. of thi city, to be a Second Lieutenant in the sec ond (new) regiment of cavalry. United States Ariny. Mr. P. is a son of the late worthy and so highly-esteemed Sergeant Major Pulizzi. of the marine MCft, who was for thirty years con I nected with that branch of the service. The I appointee is well known to be. though yvung. a remarkably comi*tcnt drill officer. Also. Mr. E. J. Brooks, of this city, to be a Second Lieutenant in the seventh infantry. Mr B volunteered, at seventeen, in Stephcn I .-on's regiment, and served very creditably throughout its existence, in California. | Both these appointments arc made evidently 1 on the scorc of real personal merit, and there 1 fore rcflect as much credit on tho appointing J power as on the appointees. | The Late Washington Blanchard.?This I distinguished artist, so well known and highly respected in this city, expired recently at the I residence of his brother, in Boston. Mr. Blanchard was born in Cambridge, Mass , and at an warly age embraced the arts, with all I the enthusiasm and energy of an ardent mind. I Leaving his native place in 1S-10, he located I liiiuscii in Washington, and here painted the j likeness of Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun. I Th<>u)as II B3nton. Col. Johnson, of Kentucky. I and Martin Van Burcu, which are regarded us astonishing likenesses of those remarkable men. In l*wO, he gave up miniature painting | and udopted Pastilles, but not receiving sulli I cicnt encouragement in this new branch of the I art-?, and mortified by continual ill success; he J died literally of a broken heart. The Lata Commissioner of Patents.?It is I gratifying to record an evidence of the good I will and esteem so deservedly entertained on j the part of the employes of the Patent Bureau I towards the late commissioner, Judge Mason. I on his retiring from office. We understand j every person holding official relation with him j in that office, have united in a letter of regret J at hi" resignation. We avail ourselves of this I opportunity to testify our own regard for the I talents, integrity, and administrative tact I which have characterized the discharge of his I duties as Commissioner of Patents; and we I doubt not. like uursclvcs, all who have had I opportunity to judge of those qualities in him, I appreciate his loss to the public service. Sam I uel T. Sbugert, Esq ' the present efficient chief clerk, is by law 'acting Commissioner j of Patents " during the vacancy of the office I of commissioner. | Private Physician* for the Army.?When !?ta? exigencies of the service require tho em I pioyinent of a private surgeon or physician to I accompany troops or detachments on a march I or in transport*, the officer in command must I make a contract and transmit it to the Depart I mcnt. with a particular statement of all the cir I euinstances that rendered the employment of a I private surgeon necessary, unless such employ ment had been previously ordered by the Sec I retary of War I For attending a post, garrison, or detach I ment at any place, the allowance to private | phy-iaaw is limited to lorty dollars a iavutb; except a larger sum be expressly sanctioned by the Secretary of War. liiaeveh ?Our column? aro too crowded to day to permit uj to indulge in comments on the condition of affairs in the ancicnt and yen orated city of Nineveh, two thousand seven hundred and nine years ago, as we hare bare ly room for tho publication of a short addi tional cxtract fruw the census of ita Seventh Ward at that early period : Charles L-Jinon, 3*1 ward: Alex. Cole, 5th; Kilby H.irri?ou, 21; Thou. II. Lummens, 7th; : Fdw. S. Adati:*; Jno. Thomas. 5tb; Washing i ton II ill, 7th; Wm. 11. Baum. 7th; L. L. Gil . dey, 7ih; Staves E. Opsins, 1st; Enoch V. I Moran, 1st; W. T. Bailey, 7th; Michael K. Berry. 7th: L?nord Howel. 5tb; G. W Yerbey, 4th; S. L. Limb, 2d; James Ryon, 21; Geo. J\ickelt>n. 2d: Wm. B. Cooke, 7th; W. C. Goddard, 2d; Wm. Clements, 7th; James Hall, 7th" Alfred. Dobii. 1st; Thcs. E. Owens, 1st; Henry E. Morris. 2d; Lemuel Robey, 1st; I). W. Heath, 5th; John A. Heard, 7th; Georgo F. Hampton. Va.; Thorns'? A. Lomax, 7tn; Thoma- P. William*. 3d; Stephen Eddy, 4th; John 11. Clark, 4th; E. N. Leonard, 4th; Th<v. Lucas, 31; James O'Brien, 21; Henrv A. Gar rett, K. Beetty, C. W. Hines. E. E. l'rue. Jos. Davis, John brnminond. H. B. Clark. Th?s. Riston, J. W. Burcb, J. W. Bartolick.- W. Cli'menty. W. Lowe. John T. Lynch, J J. I Fowler, George 8. Davis. James G. Uobinson, Buruet L. Nevis. Ba^il Bounds, Thomas J. Simons?, John T. Hoover, George Mitchell, W. M. McCauley, Dauiel B. Davidson. Edward Speaks, B. M Hughes, G. W. Cover. Jefferson Garner, U. A. Cristine, Waters K. Beck. Jns. A. Dunningt->n. J A Tucker, Charles Allen, W. Gibson, John T. Mortimer, J. T. Autary, John W. By ram, Wm. C. Hunter, A. J. i Hurdler, yuiney L. Page, 7th; Wm. Adams, : 7th: Richard M. L. Cripps, Pa.; Jacob L. Carr, 4rj?; A. B. Crawford, 5th; John II. Morcland, 1 >I; Win H. Tnlbott, 7th; James W. Bean, 7th; Ldward B< n ell, 7th; Andrew C. M :Kee, 21; John Ttioinpaon.*7th; John W. Joy, 7th; I Junes Piles, 7th; C. J. Gill, 7th; Win T. j Miies. Md.; Thos. C. Mochabe, 7th; Jno. For- i r<.st, 5th; Charles Lawscn, 7th; Ja?. Skid- : more, 7ih; James P. Perley. 2d; J<?hn R. Gill, 7ih: Nicholas Speaks, 7th; Stephen Moore, 7th; Henry Dickson. 7th; John T. Lovejoy. D. C.; 'lhomas Penn. 7th; Henry Sauuders, 7th; John Robey, 7th; W. A. Groves, 7th. Fuel.?A day or two since the bids were of fered and the contracts made by the Clerk of the House, for the coal and wood required for , the use of the ll<>use of Representatives du- ; ring the enduing season. The accepted bid j for the cnal (best quality of anthracite) was j at 5ft.1!) per ton of 2200 pounds; and for hick- i ory wood, at $8 per cord; both to be delivered i at the Capitol. This shows that the price of j coal ha? materially decreased of late. j Appointed and Removed?The following ! appointments and removals were made by ; the Commissioner of Public Buildings on ! M'?nd;iy last: Win Morgan and Wm. II. Thompson have been appointed police at the Capitol, vice i James X?k< s and John B. Hendrick, removed. James Fleuuning, watchman at the Patent Office, vice Peter Bergman, removed. Cfcns. C. Edeliu, lamp-lighter, vice James Rohy. Awarded.?The contract for furnishing sta tionery for the use of tho Treasury Depart ment and it* many bureaus for the fiscal year ending on the 3uth of June, 1856, has been awardel to McSpOddin A Baker, of New York city ai.-l Washington. The specimens furnish ed by this enterprising house for tho contest for the contract are beautiful aiticlcs, indeed; and those presented by all the bidders wtre 1 superior t > anything of the kind we had prc viously teen. Taylor A Maury and Robert Faruham, of this city, and Boone A Ilasbrouck, of New York, were the other bidders. Lilt of Patents?issued fp>m the. United Stat"? Patent <?fik*e for the week ending July 3, 1855?each bearing that date : Wm. Adnmsou, of Philadelphia, Pa.?For improvement in sand paper cutting machines. Ethan Allen, of Won-cater, Mass.?For im provement in fire arms. A. C. Billings and B. H. Ruggles, of Pal mer. Mass.?For mode of riveting shingles. Addison P. Brown, of Brattleboro, Vt.?For jcl'-rc^ulating windmills. Ephraim Brown, of Lowell, Mass.?For burglars alarm. Auolph and Felix Brown, of New York, N. Y.?For machine for boxing and turning wood. Gardner A. Bruce, of Mechanicksburg, 111. For improvement iu harvester reels. Sylvester Colburn, of Ansonia, Conu.?For i improvement in grain and grass harvesters Julius C. Dickvy. of Saratoga Springs, N. ! Y.?For improved mill steps. Robert D. Dwytr, of Richmond, Va.?For : improvements in attachments for lightning ! rods. Edinu id Field, of Greenwich Conu.?For improvement in locking latches for doors. Geo. Fialey, of Collim- Township. Pa.?For improvcua nt iu machines for washing sand. i Thmias Fowler, ol* Cohoes, N. Y.?For im- j provement in knitting machines. Charles Folsuui. of Cambridge, Mass.?For improved book clasp. H 11. Fultz. ol Lexington, Miss.?For im proved horse i?ower. Jacob Harslunau, of Dayton, 0.?For im provement in steam boilers. Isaac It. Ilartwcll, of Woodsttick, Vt.?For ' machine for cutting cavities spherical, ellip soidal, etc. James D. Hays, of Mt. Morris, 111.?For improvement in lard lamp. Edmund Hayes, <d' Wheeling, Va., and Morgan Hayes, of Washington, Pa.?For im proved apparatus for setting boxes l'or car riage tops. Bird-ill Holby, of Seneca Falls? N. Y.? For method of regulating the issue aj>ertures, and of suspending turbine wheels. Wm. H. Hoyey, of Springfield. Mass.?For , improvement in grain and grass harvesters. ' M. G. Hubbard, of New l'ork. N. Y.?For ! method of hanging plane stocks and their ' mouth pieces. Friedrieh W. Hoffman A ("has W. (iustav Fordan, of the euuuty and State of New York. For improvement iu machines for making j rivets. James A Wylie Little, of Princeton, Ind.? Improvement in attaching the connecting bar to the cutters of harvesters. Jno. Loudon A Otto Ahlstrom. of New York,' N. Y.?For improvement iu screw fastenings. Jean Pierre Mdliere, of Lyons, France.?For improvement in sewing machines. Patented iu France May 30. 1854. Milo Peck, of New Haven, Conn.?For im provement in trip-hammers. Paul P->;kham, of Petersham, Mass.?For mac hi nc for dressing eomical tapering surfa ces. Samuel Rockafellow, of Coatsville, Pa.? For improvement in mowing machines. Jno. J. Roliow, of Frederieksburg, Va ? For improvement in mac Uines for shucking and shilling corn. A. IT. Rowand, of Alleghany City, Pa.? For machine for feeding sheets of paper to printing presses. Edmund Q. Smith, of Cincinnati, 0.?For method of cutting straight or curved mortises. Wm. Stinson, of Georgetown, Pa.?For im provement in corn planters. Samuel T. Thomas, of Lawrcnce, Mass.? For improvement iu looms. Hiram Tucker, of Cambriigeport, Mass.? For improvement in spring bed bottoms. T. J. Van Bensehoten. of Poughkeepsie, N. Y.?For improvement in horse collar blooks. Jno. U. Wallis. of Danville, N. Y.?For im provement in paddle wheels. Nicholas Whitehall, of Attica, Ind.?For improvement in ploughs. Ueo. B. Wilson, of Elizabeth. Pa.?For im provement in cooling and drying Sour. Robert Wilson, of Columbus City, Iowa For improvement in apparatus, for heating feed water to steam boilers. (He is now iu the city and ready to dispose of rights ] Robert Wilson, of Columbus City, Iowa. For improvement in stoves. Jerome B Woodruff, of Washington, D. C. tv[ imprvvmeut tawing uiwluW j "Edward Brown, of Watorbnry, Cobb., at ! signor to the Scoville Manufacturing Com i pany, of same place.?For machine for bevel ' mg and polishing the inner edges of dagner I rootype face plate?, or " mats. Wm. McDonald, of New York, N. Y., an* j signor toR. Hoe k Co., of same place ?For machine for mitreing printer's rules. James Curtis A Samuel Hoard, of Chicago, 111.?For water-metre. Augustus M. GlQTer, of Waterborough, 8. C.?For improvement in cottoa presses John Power, of Boston. Mass.?For cork ma chines. George W. Stodman. of Vienni, N. J.?For improvement in sewing machines. I Thomas Silver. Philadelphia. Pa.?For im | provement in marine steam engine governors. ; D<sien*.?Russell Mann, of Troy, N. Y., | assignor to CI. W. Eddy, of Waterford, N. Y.? . For design for cooking stoves. ' ^ Henry Jfebb*\rd and John Polhsmus, of New , York, N. Y.?For design for spoons. PERSONAL. ....Hon. S. G. Haven. N. Y., Dr. Gibb?, editor of the South Carolinian, Hon. J. B Bibb and lady, of Ky., are at Willard's. ....A young lady of Nashnu, N. H., took poison on the night of the 2d inst., and died in a short time afterwards. ....Gov. Collier, of Alabama, is not dead. as was reported. Ho was. it i* true, suddenly prostrated by an attack of paralysis, but there i are strong hopes of his recovery. | ....Sergeant 0 Ncill. the gallant soldier j who served with so much credit to himself a* the Ordor'y of General Pierce throughout the Mexican war, has been for some days in Wash ington, where, during his brief residence not long since, he made many friends. I ....Col. Brag, of Buena Vista, and ,4a lit j tie more grape'' celebrity, was at the Aster I House on the 3d in.-st. and received the con gratulations of many friends. | ... .It is stated in the Springfield Journal

that the Hon. Thomas II. Benton has been in vited and is expected to deliver an address bc i fore th<| association on the last day 01 the Illinois State Fair, which is to be held on the 2oth. 26th, 27th and ^8th days of September next. .... Hon. David C. Dickson is announced as a candidate for Governor of Texas. He is put forward as the representative of the opponents of the '? Galveston plan of Internal Improve ments, of which Gov. Pease is an advocate. | Judge Buckley, (Dem.,) in the samo State, is announced as a candidate to represent the Western District in Congress. ....Hon. S. A. Douglas and Postmaster ! Cook, of Chicago, have presented that city with ten acres of iand, valued at .51.000 per I acre. .... The widow of Da Witt Clinton died at the residenco of her daughter, in Poughkecp sie, yesterday. She was in the 73J year of I her age. , ....Another female committed suicide in I New York, on Monday. Cause, jealousy. Her husband did not behave discreetly, it seem*. W e guess that if all wives thus aggrieved were to commit suicide, the bills of mortality every where would be largely increased. .... Hon. John H. Averett died suddenly, at his residence in Halifax county, Virginia, on Saturday evening lart. ....John Kidwcll sloped last week from Pittsburg, Pa., with a young lady at the ad vanced age of tui years. I ?... Governor Pease, of Texas, has been re nominated for re-election. He avows open war against the Know Nothings. j .... One of Queen Victoria's Maids of Honor j (**><! to be) who has been traveling through j the I nitcd States, arrived at Union, in Monroe i county, on Monday last. She left hy-timps on Tuesday morning, in the direction of the Sweet Springs. The impression she created at Union (the farmer's Friend sjy?) was not very fa vorable. We remember that, at least a j'car ago. thi-s ''Maid of Honor was announced as having arrived in this country. Ever siuce her movements have been duly chronicled by the press. It *he is a "Maid of Honor," she has. it would appear, been neglecting her du ties for the lust twelvemonth. As to her hold ing that position there is extreme doubt. But suppose she does, what of it? Destructive Floods ?The Oramcl (Alle gany Co.) Era gives an account of a destruc tive flood which occurred in that vicinity on Wednesday last, occasioned by heavy rains upon Crawford and Caneada creeks. Bridges and dams were swept away; also, a saw-mill, and other property. A woman and two chil dren arc reported as drowned, at Ea?t Rush ford. The Homersville Tribune gives the following account of the flood in that region : "We understand the wife and one child of Mr. James lialloway wt-re drowned about 21 miles west of this village in their effort < to es cape from the house when surrounded by wa ter. The other members of the house narrow ly escaped with their lives. We also hear re ports ot other deaths by drowning, of uarrow escapes, Ac. At the village of Almond, near by. the flood was also very destructive. A mill dam. belonging to a Mr. Hart, was swept away, and when the whole mass lu.-hci down it swept away the B. A N. V. city railroad bridge, also the Main and Canisteo street bridges on the westerly side of the village; the dwelling hou-e and barn of L. Stephens' and the coop** shop of J. L. Truair, also sev eral shanties Vtd other buildings, were carried awav. In fact, scarcely any one has escaped without some damage?field crops. fcnce*. gar dens, sidewalks, are more or less injured. 0ue woman was drowned there; and fi?ur or five dwelling*, and some ten other building*, were carried away by the flood." During the last few days the trains on the (ireat Western Railway have been more or le s impeded by the washing away of embank ments, and other injuries occasioned by the heavy rains. Another flood occurred a few days ago on Elkhart river, in Indiana, doing serious dam age at Waterford, Benton and Syracuse. The Elkhart Herald says the loss in that county will not be less than $50,000. The Heat.?The New York Journal of Com merce says of the intense heat of last week: " The fatal effects, to hurnau life, of the in tense heat of Saturday, are now apparent. In this city there were 11 deaths from sun-stroke on that day, and 3 have occurred since; in Brooklyn, 2; in Baltimore 7, including 1 po | liceman ; in Philadelphia 3, and in Boston 2? total 28." _ Phockixg Case op Hydrophobia.?A man living about forty miles from Cairo, on the railroad line, named Evans, was bitten by a I mad d?>g recently, and died, or rather was murdered in consequence. It is said that du | {?'"? n?a paroxysms five men were unable to j hold him; and, in compliance with his earnest | entreaties, a number of persons placed him be ! j f??ther beds, and smothered him to | death.?1/idia/uijnjlis iScntintl. IxsAMITY KROM SpiRITrALlSV ?In the Po lice Court on Saturday. Ellen Brown, formerly a teacher in the Dwight School, was broneht up as an insane person. She is a believer in the new doctrine of spiritualism, and by con I tinual thought and excitement upon the sub ject has become insane. She imagines that j sho is continually receiving communications ; from the spirit world, is totally unfit to care , for herself, and will be sent to an insane ? asylum.?Boston Transcript. I A Mojstbr Sword Fish ?A sword 4sh is 1 on exhibition at the stall of Messrs. Shattuck ! A Jones. No. 128 Fanuel Hall Market, which is, including the sword, 14 feet long, and I weighs over a thousand pounds. This mon I ster of the deep was taken by a party of gen j tlemcn from New Bedford and this city, on | board tho pilot boat Effort, of New Bedford.? ! lio.stoi1 Traveler. Ijy Several valuable horses died at Fyrft cuae, oa Friday, iu cvaaequense vi th? bwt. Evma Show, tub YofHr?K4mt iw Mal? At tirb?We have lately seen a letter from the father of 44 Emma Snow this name is an as sumed one?the infatuated girl who left her homo in Canada, last fall, led the life of a wanton in various place*, and finally came to this city, where she has since remained. The father had heard that she w? in the Alms House, hy a letter which she herself wrote from that place?a place to which her bad practices hud finally Drought her. This letter was beautifully written, expressed great peni tence, and a strong desire on the part of its erring writer to return to her home and friend?. The reply to which wo refer was addressed to another party, and delnyed for some time by the tardiness of the mail.-' Emma Snow, thinking, no doubt, that her father had re solved to take no noticc of her epistle, a id finding her duties in the Almshouse rather irk some, suddenly disappeared anterior to the arrival of the reply. This reply is couched in most mournful terms, showing that it; words were wrun^ from a broken heart, butexpresses a cordial willingness on the part of her parents to receive the wanderer to their hearth and bosom*. We write this, hoping that it may reach the eye of her for whom the main con tents of the letter were intended, and that she inty be induced to shake off the dust that has settled ujon her. and fly to the artn? that are wiliing to embraoe her Go, and sin no more. Emma Snow is represented to us as surpass ingly lovely, highly intelligent, and truly ac complished. What could induce her to ex change her pleasant home for the abode of infamy, her affectionate friends for vicious ?-orapxnions. and the jewel of her reputation for the name of a harlot, cannot nosMbly be divined. What an incomprehensible thing is humanity !?Buffalo Express. Fajicy Tables.?The Potichomanie mania, rays the writer of the Fashion article in Gra ham. a science of which we gave a descriptor s months since, which is the art of convert ing glass vases into china, has entirely disap peared, and a new fancy art has taken its place. The ladies now get common deal tables made in elegant forms, entirely plain. On these, after carefully cutting out their engrav ings or colored plates?wheu these are all pre ftared, the wood is smoothly varnished and eft to dry. When perfectly dry. the engrav ings and plates are tastefully pasted on to the table, for which operation either eum r.rabic or common paste maybe used. When tin nre arranged, another coating of varnish mu*t he put over the whole, taking care that the engravings are dry aefore it is done. If the wood is not dark enough, then another coating of varnish should be added, rever putting <>l one <ill the other is dry. The table, when finished, will have the appearance of o ik. imd tho plates will appear as though painted on the wood itself. Groups of flowers are the best adapted for the centre of tables?some persons, however, have cut out the eolored lashion plates, and made pretty looking tables, though any other kind of engraviug is prefer able. The expense of these tables is very trifling, and when finished. th<?y arc beautiful ornaments, and have the appearance of most expensive pieces of furniture. Javanese paper contaius the following matrimonial announcement: "Married, Theodore Poland, pensioned tit ular colonel. knight of the two orders of the Netherlands, to tne mother of his children, the Javanese woman. Fien. This marriage he has contracted in gratitude and as a reward for ihe heroism she exhibited in his behalf in 1833. on his return from the fortress of Amerongcn, when she rescued him. already severely wounded, from certain death, by carrying him. with the assistance of a servaut. a distance of three furlongs, wrapped in a sheet and sce penderi to bamboo, while pursued bv an un merciful enemy, and by subsequently bringing him safely through the lines of the enemy, while she herself was in an advanced state of pregnancy?Poerworendjo. 21st March. Ibid."' A gentleman accusttmcd to the correct use of language, and in no way given to the perpetration of Irishisms, unconsciously per petrated a capital bull tLe other day Sj*-ak mg of the recent death of a person who be ?upposed had died a long time ago. he snid : "I didn't know he was living until I heard lie was df ad' " ?jbTj The London Atheu<eum says: ' The Yankee has an admirable trick of carrying a printing press upon his shoulder.- wherever he he cannot live without his paper. Whether he invades Mexico a? a soldier, or enters Grenada as an emigrant, he goes anned with type.'' I KP*A strictly religious man laid by for i Sunday reading, an article he found in his paper, headed : "The rise and progress of St. Paul.*' But on taking it up to read, he f-'Uiid it* was an historical account of tho business progress of St. Paul. Minnesota. GP An adventurer just returned from Aus t ralia rather object* to matters. For .- fcspirg t-iree nights on a b<*d stuffed with clam-sh* Ilo and broken crockery, he was charged thirteen dollars. Rather steep, at least for th.;t kind of lodging. 'Advice to young ladies:?Don't accept the i;ui d of anybody who tells you that he is ?oing to get married and settle. Make him s-ttlc fir-t. and let him marry alteiward-. ?"^S>THE COM.MITTEE OF ARRANGE incnts (tlvc from each Ward) for the .Na tional Celebration of the 1th July, are reqiii uted io meet at Harmony Hall on FRIDAY EVENING, tlie liih instant, at ? o'clock Punctual attendance is requested, jy 5-^1 . CJ-^^THE MEMBERS OF -OUR n.l'B," of Georgetown. I) C . re?.jiectfiiliv an nounce to their friends and the puWic j;finTall) that they intend giving a grand Pic \ic and Ex cursion down the Potomac on or about the IMii of I July. Particulars In future advfrtiseincnt. The members of the ?>aid Club are rranested to! meet at their room in Forrest Hall on SATU R DAY EVENING next, July Ttb. for the purpose oi electing officers for the ensuing term By order: A. \V. WARD, Pre* Ei'gexe A. Shekell, Sec. jy5?& NOTICE.?A special meeting of I Ik Beard of Directors of the Union Choir Association will lie h?*ld TO-MORROW" (Frida EVENING, at the Tenth st baptist CkM h The. various Committees are expected to make their reports. Hour of meeting, 6 o'clock. THOS. E LLOYD, jy 5?2t ? Rec Secretary. IOST?TEX DOLLARS REWARD.-A Pocket Book, containing a small stun of mo ney and paper* of no value to any person but the owner. Enquire at Willards' Hotel. jy 5?6t* EXtlRMOM OF THE AMERICAN FRIENDSHIP ASSOCIATION. TO THE WHITE HOUSE, On TUESDAY, the 10th of JULY, 1642. THE Steamer GEORGE WASHINGTON will leave Georgetown at 8 o'clock m a. m., Washington 9 a. in., Navy&^^Q^j^ YardO^. and Alexandria at 10 o'dm k? The THOMAS COLLYER will leave Washington ai i! p. m., Navy Yard at 2^, and Alexandria at 3 o clock. Prosperi's Band is engaged. Tickets for a gentleman and two ladies?ONE DOLLAR. Dinner, Supper and Refreshments will be served by Wm. Coke, Proprietor of the White House. L'iliner 5(1 cents: Supper 25 cents. jy 5?ThSM BAY RUM, German Cologne. Hair and Tooih Brushes, superior Pomade. Barry 's Trieoph erous for sale at trl Seventh street. jy 5-3t LAMMOND? Toys for THE CHILDREN for sale at LAMMONDS. Jy *?3t F?l'R DOLLARS REWARD?Strayed or stolen from the subscriber a red Cowf?^-ip about ten years old?white back, highf/^^ rump and crooked horns turning upward with a piece of small rope on one of them. Who ever will bring aaid Cow to me on Capitol Hill, near St Peter s Church, will receive the above re ? W4rd MICHAEL M1LLANE. Jy 5?It* 1\TA1LS?MAILS !?500 kegs, assorted siir*. foi i\ sale by CAMPBELL A COYLE. ie M?Ow* BANKING HOUSE OF PAIROfc NOVR9E. OPPOSITE UM1TXD STATES TEhA SL' H V Bonds, stocks, and other securi ties, Purchased and Sold latere*!, at ihe rate of six per rent per annum, allowed on de[ o-its when left ror thirty days or longer. jau'<tt?<>ia no gi'AETIM CIVEW ! "CHARGE, CHESTER. CHARGES" Twi Vdtrut nnd Twi ikmpUu la W i Field* JOS BBOWI'I ?A1,!L*I|t' (Theorigiaal Joe, late of Kunkel ? ) ODD FELLOWS' HALL. THURSDAY EVEXIS6, Jmlf 1MJ. SWKESY. SHERMAN I" BROWtTB BAND O F MIW S T R ? L ? ? Mr W. CARROLL, the Cbwnplon the Baltimore Theatre*. has cnsllem;?d JOE on thl* occasion for *???. and ? grand trialjbe tween thew two CHAMPIONS will route off nl the above Hall on thij oc< a*ion BOB HANDY and W. 1! MORGAN BOB ha* kindly consenu*! to perform a grand SOLO ON THK FLUTE. The p? rformance will bp varied with Song* and Dances l?v the unnurpwlble BAND OF MINSTRELS Ticket* ?5 cent* Door* open at 7.#?commence at precisely. jya-it FIRST GRAND MOONLIGHT EXCI RSION AND PIC WIU or Till GOOD WILL CLUB, TO THE WHITE HOlSE FA*ILIONt On THURSDAY. Jnly 19, ISM. THE member* of the Club take great pleasure In announcing to tbeir friend* and the public in general that have ?bartered the Steainer GEORG1 INGTON, and will (jive their first Grand Excur sion a:id Pic Nic to the White House Pavilion on THURSDAY, July 19. 1855. A superior Bras* and String Band has been en. gaged for the occasion. Refreshments and Supper will be furnished by an experienrfd Caterer Omnibuse* will leave the corner of 14th ?t and .he Avenue, corner F and 7th street*, and the Cap* itol at 1 K o'clock, to convey passenger* to the boat and will also be at the Wharf on the arrival of the boat. Tickets ONE DOLLAR?admitting a gentle man and ladies ; to I** had of the members and at the )>oal on the day of the Excursion. The Boat will leave Georgetown at 1, Washing ton at *2, Navy Yard at and Alexandria at 3 o'clock. Committt* of Arrangtmtmti. L Thomas. Wm. El wood, S Moran, G Dubant, J. Franklin. J. E. SHIELDS fc CO., DIALERS I.N BED ft WHITE ASH ANTHRACITE COALS. ALSO, HICKORY, OAK AND PINE WOOD IIT" Office, southwest corner of Ninth and ft s reels, Washington City. Jya-st* RRITTANNIAAND PLANISHED WARE. r|^EA and Coffee i rns. Coffee Greques. Coffee Biggins. Coffee Fitters, Coffeepots. Teapots. Tea Set*. Kgg Boilers. Chafing Dishe*. Imperial Dish Cover*. Soup Tureens, Castors. Pitchers, Cups. Lamps, Candlestick*. S^igar (.amp*. Spit toons. Ac., at the Housekeeper'* Furnishing Store. 19(Seventh street. GEO FRANCIS jyg? - HORSE FOR SALE.?A lieautiful dappled dun Mare, white mane and tale, six fS- , year* old. pace, trot*, and canters underv the saddle, and works kind in harness A first rate animal for a lady, being very kind and gentle. Inquire at E. COWLING'S Livery Stable. G, bet lJtb and 14th sts. jy 2?eo3t? tlRE FOR HOT WEATHER. \RN Y'S ICE CREAMS, CAKE, and WA TER ICES, for which he was awarded a Medal by the Metropolitan Mechanics' Institute, is highly recommended for the above. Will be sent to ahv part of the District free of charge. Send your orders to H Bridge St ., Georgetown, jy t?eotf FM>R SALE?a BLACK IlORSE, of good quality, warranted sound in every re sped, can "be bought at a bargain, if appli cation be made. He is a good saddle horse. *uid works well in harness: and is sold for no fault? t!ie owner desiring tu 1 ave h"* city. For further i.(formation apply to WM DORK, at Lutx's sad dlery establishment on Pennsylvania avenue, near the National notel. jy it I^OR SALE?A LIGHT BFGGY WAGON, one of Watson's verv ?>est, no top. has been run only half a dozen time* It i> the com pie test and verv choicest and best light Wagon at this time in Washington It wili be sold a bargain, as the owner now And* that be lias no further use for It. It can be seen at Andrew Joyce's Coach Factory-, on 14th street, south of Pa. avenue. For particulars enquire at thisc tftce. jy 3?lw COAL?coal: V CARGO of superior Red A*li Anthracite Coal, e^g size. on board Schooner D. Ilavnes, and for sale at 45 per ton. if taken from the vend. J. E SHIELDS A CO . jy ?>'?St* <)ffice corner 9th and II street* II"ARE FOR SALE.?A light l?ay mare, very active and handv, paces under the tr\ -addle, and trots fist in harness The owner having no use for her will sell her tmuli t>elovv her value. Al*o, Lot for sale, being one of the most beau tiful Lot* on M, near 10th street. Apply at No. >10 L street" north, between 9th and loth streets, je 2s?lw* FAIR HILL BOARDING SCHOOL FOR GIRLS. S and it Spring. Mtmtg omtry cemnty. Md. ^IMIE nintii term of this Institution will com* a mence on the loth day of the ninth month (September) next. Circulars containing the needful information in regard to the School ? an be obtained bvthosewl o desire it. by addressing, at Olney Pom Office, Montgomery eouutv. .M tnlaud.lt S. KlKK.tr WM.ll. FAROL'H AR. Refer to Jno. T Towers, Lambert Tree. W D. \\ allaeh. jc jo?*>aw9w I > ARSONS ON CONTRA* TS. 10I i. ?I Flander's Lives and Tunes of the Chief Jus lices of the Supreme Co.irt ?>f the Fnitod Staler tirst series. FRANCK TAYLOR ie "27? |^1NE FNGR A\ INGS.?We have recently I received a lanje lot of fine French. English, and American ENGRAVINGS, which wc aro selling ell at exceedingly low rates. JOHN F ELLIS. j*'-l 3UB Pa. avenue '|H> 1IOI SEKEEPERS.-Persons wishh^ to A purchase superior Table or IWket Cutlery, heavy Silver Phi ted or Brittania Ware, line Ja ;<anr.ed Tea Trays or Toilet Sets, an e*< client Clock. Feather liuster. Hal Stand. Enameled Ket tle. Saucepan, Gravy Strainer. T? a Bell, or anv of the hundred and one little etceteras needed by every housekeeper, are invited to call on G FRANCIS, jc la 490 Seventh si. ICE-ICE?ice: CHARLES WERNER, on Pa aventie. oppo site Browns' Hotel, will keep, throughout ihe season, an ample supply of Pettioune's be>t ICE, which he will sell, oit call, in any quantities. &t ? he lowest possible rates. miiy 2f?-ltSe;>3i [No 536 ] 'V'OTItE OF AN ESTABLISHMENT OP il an additional Land Office in the Territory of Oregon.?In pursuance of the act of Congress ap proved February 17. IK>5. entitled "An act to es tablish an additional land district in the Teiritory of Oregon," to be called theCmnquadistrict. em? bracing all the land lying south or the fourth stand ard parallel, it is hereby declared and mad- known that the land office for said district has been loca ted by the President of the United States at the town of Winchester, iu said Territory, until other wise ordered. Given under my hand, at the city of Washing, ton this 17th-day of May, A D. ltv&?. JOHN WILSON. Commissioner of General Laud OlBce. may 1**?lawtttw pERSONS WITH DEFECTIVE VISION A are ii.vited to examine mr extensive stock of all kind* of SPECTACLES aud EYE GLA.-S ES. Glasses of any kind, such as Cataract, Para bola. Periscopic. Double Concave, Double Con vex. and Colored Glasses, put in at short mrt.ce, with great care, and persons iu waut of glasses ma v be sure to get those which benefit the eye. t lf7* Circulars ??Infective Vision"' gratis at H SEMKEN S. 350 Pa avenue, bet. 9th and 1Mb sts. mar 30 SCHUTTER * kAHLERT, A RTISTS, FRESCO, DECORATIVE, and ia every description of ORNAMENTAL PAINTING . M . Orders left with Baldwin and Nennlng, Archi tects. will be promptly attended to. je f?dim* JOE SH ILL INGTON ha* just received Harpers Magazine for July Putnam s do do Graham's do do Ladies' Gazette of Fashion do Chamtter's Journal do Household Words do tiodey's lily's Book do New York Journal do sillLUNGTON'S Rook*toie. jy a Odeon BuUdiag, r