Newspaper of Evening Star, July 12, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated July 12, 1855 Page 2
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EVENING STAR. W A 8HJH0 T 0 H_CITT: THI HSDAY AFTERHM7I Illy It agents for the star. The following persona are authorised to con tract for the publication of advertisement* in the Star: Philadelphia?V. B. Palm an, N. W. corner of Third a ad Chestnut streets. New York?S. M. Pettisgill A Co., Nassau ?treet. Botton?V. B Palmer, Scollay's Building. QF* Advertisements should be handed in by 12 o'clock, M., otherwise they may not ap pear until the next day. SPIRIT 0? THE MOBHIHG PRESS. The Union controverts statement of the Courier and Enquirtr (of N. Y.) with refer ence to the controversy between General Scott and the administration, over the accounts of the former. . The InteMgtnetr -ays of tho Reciprocity Treaty Commission about to sail for the fish ing grounds: "We learn that after several interviews at the State Department, which have been con ducted in the most friendly spirit, it has been agreed that the Commissioners shall commence their important duties in British waters, and they have been directed to proceed to those fishing grounds in the Gulf of St. Lawrence which are most frequented at this season by the ve*selsof both countries. They will there fore repair to Halifax, where Admiral Fan shawe, who commands on thnt station, will provide a fast sailing and comfortable cutter. "Each Commissioner will be accompanied by a secretary and marine surveyor, for the I purpose of preparing the necessary charts for the guidance of fishermen hereafter; and the British Commissioner has invited the distin guished Prof. Agassis to accompany the party in its cruise, which will afford rare opportuni ties to the Professor of prosecuting his re searches in natural history in a new or but rarely trodden field. " The Commissioners have been instructed to pursue their labors in the Uulf as late an possible this season, and afterwards to continue them on some part of the coa ts of the United States, when a United States cutter will be furnished for their accommodation. "This mode of settling disputes and ad justing difficulties is vastly better than em ploying men-of-war and heavy cannon. " The British Commissioner will make great efforts to obtain valuable information and ad vance the interests of science on the shores of the British Provinces. When the Commis sioners are in our own water* tho same course "will doubtless be pursued." The Father White Silphi r Springs ? We are requested by the proprietor of the Fauquier White Sulphur Springs, near War renton. Virginia, to say of the statement in the Baltimore Sun of this morning, that those Springs had been closed to visitors, in conse quence of the prevalence of small pox in the neighborhood, purporting to be derived from the Petersburg Intelligencer?that he believes it to be a malignant misrepresentation, with out a shadow of foundation for it. A letter to him from Mr. Baker, who repre sents the lessee of the Springs, received on Saturday, states they were doing well and with ?>f the falsehood, who Is believed to be known, fair prospects of a g^nl season. The originator is utterly unreliable and irresponsible, and the editor who has been imposed on has made himself responsible for the consequences. So fay* the proprietor of the Springs. PERSONAL. .... A grand banquet was given by Mr. G. Peabody. at the "Star and Garter," London, to Mr Fillmore, on the 2jth of June. Among the guests, loo in number, were many distin guished Americans and several of the English nobility and gentry. We have not been fa vored with any account of the affair. ?... The Rev. Dr. Baird.late Corresponding Secretary of the American and Foreign Chris tian Union, left New York on Wednesday in the steamship Baltic, on a visit to Western Europe, in behalf of that Society, lie will visit the several missions, and also attend, as a delegate, the great meeting of the French Evangelical Alliance, to be held in Paris on the 23d of August. This will close bis official con nection with the Society. .... Mr. O'Sullivan, the United States Min ister at Lisbon, who is said to be one of the best chess-player* in America, played, during fcis late stay in Paris, 27 games without odds with M. Saint Ainant. the well-known French Slayer- Of the 27. M. Saint Amant won 21. [r O Sullivan 3. and 3 were drawn. ....lion. T B. Florence has been elected President of the Farmers' and Mechanics' In surance Company, of Philadelphia. ....Mr. Abel Shawk. of Cincinnati, claims that the fire engine lately sold in the city of Boston, by Mr L itta, is an infringement of his patent for a coil boiler, taken out tenor twelve years ago. ....At Madrid, Lord Howden has given a Fund banquet to Mr. Dodge. Minister of the nited States. ....The Hon. C. M. Conrad, of Louisiana, is at Willards' Hotel. ....It is said that the notorious WildCat, the Seminole Chief. has formed an alliance with Santa Anna. Should this be true, Alvarez and his brother revolutionists will have at least one very troublesome customer to dispose of. .... Toney Prootor. a free colored man. died at Tallahasse. Fl.i.. on the 16th ult., aged 112 Crs It is said he was at the battle of Que . as the -ervant of an English officer, in 1759. which is y?i years ago. He recollected this tact distinctly. He wa* at the beginning of the revo!uti ?nary war in the vicinity of Bos ton, at the time the tea was thrown overboard, and atterward at the battle of Lexington. He came to Florida b?ug before the change of fiags, and nettled in St. Augustine, where he purchased bis freedom, married ami reared a larg<> family. During the Florida war he l?ctcd a^ Indian interpreter for lien. Harney. EaRTUviI AKK SuoCKS ANI> ClIOLKKA.?A letter lr-m K wt saj?: A lew days after the eruption of Vesuvius, ?hocks of an earthquake were felt in this neighborhood , and in several other parts of the peninsula. \le hear aho that the cholera is prevailing more or les? throughout the country. At the ln-t rei>orts there were 214 cases in Venice, and at rlorence there have been from b to H> i-a>es daily for some weeks, chiefly Among the lotfct clashes. The numbers may be exaggerated, as we have as yet no official report- but thero is reason to fear that they ? re truly given. A Floral Ci riositv ?There is now to be seen at Savann.ih. Georgia, an Aloe tree, other wise called a Century plant, twenty-six feet high, and containing more than a thousand buds, all of which are ready to bloom This remarkable tree is a native product of Wil mington inland. Of its history the first fifty years of it; existence we are not informed, bince l.*t>4. when it was transplanted upon the island, it has been thriving?the admiration of >11?on the farm of Col. iJunter. We learn from Ohio j a\ers that the bulk of the w<?ol clip this s?tt?i,n ha* been ?old, and that it is estimated the w<m>| cultiva tors of the State have derived So.000.900 cash from this valuable raw matter. "Poor Dog Thay ! '?The Dansville (N. "Y ) paper records the death of a dog from grief and starvation, on his master'* grave, in that town XdT Success in life depends upon the heroic pel? with which a man sets out in life. WASHINGTON NEWS AND GOS8IP. The Hango Affair ?There is, evidently, a settled design on the part of those on the other side of the Atlantic, who manufacture to order public opinion throughout the world in favor of all England d<?cs, to generate a storm of indignation everywhere ngalnst the conduct of the Russian authorities at Hango Udd. Bat the truth in connexion with it has already come to light. It seems that, at least on two previous occasions, English officers played the part of spies under the protection of a flag of true?. Onpe id the harbor of Sebastopol, en tired by a British ship with a white flag fly ing. whose boats sounded in all directions under the cover of a dense fog. which, rising suddenly, discovered them so engaged. And. again at Kertsch, where under the pretence of returning the oarriage of a Russian dignitary that had been captured, those conveying it, with a white flag hoisted, took soundings that enabled them shortly afterward*to enter the harbor and take the place. If those who thus violated the implied pledge of honor under which the protection of the flag of truce was accorded to them, had been made prisoners on those occasions, they would have been hung as spies, their lives being as clearly forfeited under the articles of war, as that of Andre was, when caught within the American lines in the act of carrying communications between Arnold and the British commander in New York. Tho knowledge of what had been done on the two previous occasions referred to above, doubtless, and very properly, induced the Rus sian authorities no longer to run the risk of being victimized by English Trojan-horse tricks ; more especially as the English Admi rality office had praised its officers who had thus forfeited their honor, instead of punish ing them. Their cry?that of England?for the sympathy of the world for those who Buf fered at Hango, is. therefore, a mere falso pro tense, designed probably to attract the atten tion of the world from their transactions in the sea T)f Azoff. They had spent nine months and 500,000 lives, to say nothing of millions on millions of money in the vain effort to reduce a single for tress, which is, at this day, stronger in its imme diate material defences, than when they first sat down before it. Their army and navy, as well as the whole British public are terribly cha grined, mortified, and tH3aPP?inted with tho result of the effort above referred to. To re cover standing at home, and in mere malicious spite and rage, the buccaneering expedition to the sea of Azoff was undertaken. It was found wholly undefended, its defence or the retention of command over it and its shores, being of not the least importance to Russia's plan of the campaign. Thus unopposed, these heroes, who entered on th? war under the pretense of fight ing the battles of civilization, progress, and Christianity only, and for no other reason what ever, spent a fortnight in the sea of Asoff?a whole army of them on board of nearly the whole of their immense fleet?in murdering, robbing, and ravishing unprotected non com batants of all ages, and destoying private prop erty there. This conduct has but one paralle in the history of modern warfare, of which we have a recollection, which was the occasion on which, during the reign of Louis XIV, and under the ministry of Louvois Marshal Turenne, was or* dered to lay waste the Palatine; which com mand he carried out, to the horror of future generations down to this time?pretty much after the fashion, too, in which the British have recently proceeded around the sea of Azoff. The accounts of this affair remind us strongly of the contrast in which it stands to the history of the proceedings of our armies in Mexico, where for a long time they had supreme au thority over a large scope of the wealthiest and most thickly settled portion of the republic. Now, it is notorious that on but two occasions was the sacred right of private property vio lated in Mexico on either line of our armies. In one ca*e, in the darkness of the night, a villa, belonging to Santa Anna personally, sit uated on the coast, near Vera Cruz, was pilla ged by some of those who hung on the skirts of General Scott's army. To his credit, be it written, that great General left no stone un turned to discover the actors in this affair of vandalism; avowing the purpose of punishing them most signally and summarily. The other occasion was ono in which u party of Americans broke into and robbed a private house. The perpetrators of this act were dis covered, and it was satisfactorily proved that a Boitonian was responsible for the act. He was the brother-in-law of the most popular and distinguished clergyman in the modern Athens and a member of one of the wealthiest, most numerous and influential Massachosett familics. He was nevertheless condemned-fc> death, and his life was saved only by an acci dent. That is; shortly after his sentence, and before the period set for its execution arrived, orders were received disbanding the army. We refer to these facts conuected with the history of our invasion of Mexico. That honest and fair-minded men of all nations may compare the conduct of our arms there, with that of the British arm* iy the Crimea. The Walker and Kinney Expeditions ? Some of the New York papers are just now busy in arraigning the Government of the United States for permitting Walker to depart from California upon his present maurading expedition on tho Territory of Nicaragua, doing their best, of course, to misrepresent not only the circumstances of Walker's foray, but the history of the Government's efforts to protect the integrity of the Republic of Mexico against his piratical assaults, and afterwards to punish him fur them. They accuse the administration of doing nothing to put him down originally, and then for having failed to bring him to justice. They are either lamentably ignorant of the current history of the uffairs of their own country, or deliberately misrepresent it for a partizan purpose. Thus, they fail to say that by orders from Washington. Commander Dornin took the band prisoners, following them to the scene of their murders and robberies; and that they were duly indicted and tried for their offences before the United States District Court for California, where they escaped con viction only because the French consul in San Francisco, the material witness against them, refused to testify in obedieucc to tho summons served on him to that end. Wc, however, do not entertain the least idea that \\ alker and Kinney can by any pos sible chance succeed in their present pirati cal undertaking. It is now evidently well known to the government as well aa toindivid uals here, that Walker set out from California under an understanding that about the time he landed on the west coast with hia two or three hundred unprovided desperado followers Kinney would luud with some five or six hund red on the cast coast, well provided with arms. ammunition, provisions and all else needful for aacb an army in such an undertaking in Nth a country. But for the partisan effort* of the New York and other affiliated presses against the laudable and patriotic course of the Gov ernment with reference to Kinney and his plots, the chief adventurer would not have got off with some twenty adherents, carrying only what they had on their backs and in their hands. The Journal of Commerce and the Mirror have had their eyes opened to the fla grante character of the plots of Walker and Kinney, and are evidently at this time doing their best to atone for the mischief they aided ia doing. It strikes us that is high time that all the pi-o-Kinney-Kxpedition journals that took part in the work of embarrassing the Govern ment's efforts to protect the honor of our coun try as involved in this affair, and to maintain inviol.Ue its neutrality laws, should at once acknowledge their error, and, like the Jour nal of Commerce and Mirror, make haste to make reparation for the mischief they have done. But, as we remarked above, we have not the slightest idea that Walker or Kinney can suc ceed. It is known here that the two thou sand troops which Veneiuola, a compara tively powerful and well-ordered State, had placed at tho com mand of Nicaragua for de fenco against thei'e marauding free-booters, arc well appointed, in all respects, and are likely to prove very cfficiont, for Central Amer ican troop*. Wo also anticipate that the two or three hundred men, mostly Americans and Europeans, in the service of tho Nicaragua Transit Company, will be promptly employed against the pirated whenever and wherever their operations bid fair to endanger the Transit Company's interest there, as they eannot fail to do from tho beginning. Under these circumstances, and unprovisiou'od. unac climated, and unprovided with aught fcr mak ing war but what they actually carry in their hands and on their backs, we havo no idea that Walker and Kinney's bands can hold out on Nicaragt'.an soil for thirty days after commit ting their first robberies and murders. , Court of Claims.?This tribunal commenced its sessions, at noon, to-day, occupying for that purpose, the room of the Supreme Court of tho United States. The Court requested gentlemen who desired to be admitted to practice at that bar to file their credentials, to be examined to-morrow ; and said that any gentleman could enter his appearance on the docket in the same manner as if tho oath had already been administered to him. The Court would then proceed to hear any motion on the docket. A large number of the attorney's according ly presented their credentials, and others fur nished the clerk with their names, tho evi dence of their professional qualification to be produced by them at soino other time. There were between fifty and sixty counsellors and attorneys present, nearly all of whom complied with the above named suggestions of the Court. Ten of them aro ex-members of Congress. Col. Roberts' Letter.?The recently pub lished professional criticism on the Eastern war. from the pen of Brevet Lieutenant-Col onel B. S. Roberts. U. S. Mounted Rifles, is attracting much attention in military circles in this city. The criticisms on it, in turn, have been many. It is very generally pronounced quite an able paper; the more so from the tact that Col. 11. spent Mome time in Russia once, as a civil engineer. Those at a distance who will, doubtless, be struck with Col. R.'s evi dent (somewhat remarkable) knowledge of diplomacy, as displayed in this production from his pen, will find the key to it in the very generally admitted fact among tho officers of the service, that he (Col. Roberts) is himself about the very best diplomatist in the United States Army. Plotting.?On the 5th of July, there waa a secret meeting of Know Nothings from the sur rounding counties of Maryland, principally from Prince George's, held in the Know Nothing lodge-room of Thorn's building, on Seventh street, between D and E streets, in this city. A similar gathering of the same clan took place this forenoon. Something is being concocted which it is necessary to keep from the knowledge of those most directly in terested, or a point outside of the State of Maryland would not be selected for carrying on the machinations. The Emperor Alexander ?The story of the illness of the Emperor Alexander, coming by the arrival yesterday, finds no credence, we hear, in the Russian legation in this city, where it is set down as telegraphic news man ufactured to order, only to create confusion among those of importance on the Continent who sympathise with Russia in the present contest. The Current Operations of the Treasury Department.?On yesterday, the 11th of July, there were of Treasury Warrants entered on the book9 of tho Department? For tho Treasury Department.... $9,S7B 48 For the Interior Department 7,317 88 For the Custons 21.0-14 45 War Warrants received and en tered 13,696 00 Appropriation Warrants for tho Interior Department 3,381,526 80 Covered in from miscellaneous sources 360 86 Covered in from Lands 365.685 19 What Next??Barnum. having used up the Babies, much to his own advantage, no doubt, | is g<>ing to try his hand at the mothers and young ladies. He has issued a programme of over "55,000, which he proposes io present in premiums '*to the handsomest ladies in Ameri ca." There is to be one premium of SI,000; one of ^300; one of $250; one of $200: one of *100; six of $100; ninety of $20; and one hun dred of $10. Tho process by which tho hand somest ladies are to be found out and ascer tained, is somewhat complicated, and we leave it for the details which will soon be published a* an advertisement. Suffice it to say that in the first instance, daguerreotypes of beautiful women will be invited to be sent In from all parts of the country, with or without the names, ?the daguerreotypes to be returned in due time to the owners. On the 15th of October a 1 that may have arrived "will be placed be fore the public at the American Museum, or in some other suitable locality in New York." The visitors at the exhibition, will decide, by means of ballots, which of the portraits are entitled to the premiums. Those ladies ob taining the ten highest premiums, will bo engraved and published in the French World's Book of Beauty. Each lady who may secure one of the ten highest premiums, will be de sired to sit to the bost artist in the city near est to her residence, who will paint her por trait from life, at the expense of Mr. Barnum, for tho French publication.?N. Y. Jour, of Commerce. Caution to Bovs.? Boys, at times, seem very anxious to excel in the verv dangerous gymnastic feat of standing on their heads; 'tis a reversion of nature, and the practice should be frowned down by every parent or guardian. A few days since, a ion of Phineas Drew, aged fourteen years, met his dedth from the unnatural exercise, producing a rush of bod t) the head; resulting in his de^ith.?iVfw Bedford Mercury, ADDITIONAL FOREIGNINTELLIGENCE BY THE PACIFIC. THE REPULSE BEFORE SEBASTOPOL. There is an entire absence of additional news from the Crimea. The repulse of the Allies from before the Malakoff and Redan is confirmed, but the loss was much magnified by the rumors first received. Lord Ptuimure gives a nominal list showing 93 officers killed and wounded, 144 private men killed, l,05rt wonnded, and 150 missing (taken prljoners ) General Peliasier names 37 French officers killed, 96 officers wounded. 17 officers missing, (prisoners,) 1,544 private men killed and mis sing, and 1,644 wounded. Total English hors t.It combat 1,414. French 3,337, together 4,774 men. Generals Meyran and Brnnet were se verely wounded. The accounts yet received do not materially < vary the first announcement of the repulse of the Allies, excepting as regards the number of the slain. Details are anxiously looked for, insomuch as disagreeable rumors are in circulation. In Paris, it was repeated that the failure was, in a measure at least, owing to errors committed by the British command ing officers. Their errors are described as twofold?first, in not having had fascines pro vided for filling up the trench within the Re dan ; and next, in not having immediately apprised the French commander that they found it necessary to retire. The British, on their side, say that they took the Redan, but could not hold it because the French failed to silence the guns of the Malakoff. A report from Princo Gortschafcoff bring* the news in the Crimea, according to the Rus sian version, down to the 24th instant. The Prince states that the Allies fire very little, and he avers that the troops which hail crossed the Tchernaya, had again returned to the left bank of tho river. On the night of tho 22d the Russians had observed u great movement in the allied squadrons. The Moniteur of June 25 publishes a report, addros?ed by General Pelissier, under date of June 11, to tho Minister of War, in the course of which he says, while desiring the capture of the Mamclon: " Three columns rush forward at once on the enemy s works, and carry by storm two ad vanced cuttings and intermediary ambuscades A fire of grupe from the redoubt, the com bined fire of tho great Redan and of the bat teries to tho left of tho Malakhoff Tower, does not impede their advance. 4 To the right, Colonel Rose, at the head of the Algerian rifles, carries a battery of four gnus annexed to the redoubt. ??Colonel do Brancion, in the centre with tho 50th, and Colonel de Polhes on the left, with the 3i Zouaves, resolutely attack tho re doubt itself, throw themselves into the trench

scale the parapet, and cut down the Russian artillerymen at their guns. 44 Colonel de Brancion, who had the honor of being the first t? plant his 'eagle' on the re doubt, foil in this attack under the grape of the enemy, gloriously enwrapped in his tri umph. " The redoubt of tho Mamelon Vert could not offer any shelter. The fire had either blown up a mine laid by the enemy, or a pow der magazine, which bad seriously scorched Commandant Tixier, of tho 3d Chasseurs-a pied. and a number of men. Planks, beam and burning ropes gave rise to fears of another explosion. The interior of the work was not tenable. Instead of supporting itself on the redoubt, our line crosses tne summit and forms n semi-circle round the Mamelon. '?There was not a moment to be lost. Gen eral Camou ordered General Verge to leave the trenches; General Bosquet ordered the 5th division to advance, which was immediately obeyed by General Brunet. "Ihe movement of this division was impo sing; the 1st brigade, commanded by Colonel Dupratdc la Roquette. of tho 100th of the line, occupied the parallels behind the Mame lon, and the 2d brigade, under the order of General Wimpffens brigade. The position was carried and the enemy driven back a se cond time into tho town; we were definitely masters of the Mamelon Vert, which ourtrooii triumphantly occupied, amid shouts enthusi astically repeated, of Vive l1 Emtpereitr!' "It was half past 7 o'clock, and dusk was coming on; as I had forseen, we had established ourselves-in the conquered positions at the mo ment that darkness would allow our engineers to commence operations to consolidate them selves there. ' All assaulting columns were accompanied by brigades of Sappers, commanded by en -i neer officers. These detachments all f,.u*ht valiantly. Captain de la Boissiere, of the bngmeers. was seriously wounded, a-, one of i?reLh? sf,al1ed thc parapet of the works of the 2ith tebruary. The artilery. which plays so important a part in the siege, con tributed in a great measure to the day's suc cess. As won as the assaulting columns had started tho aim of the batteries of theCareen mg-Bay side and of the Victoria parallel was changed and turned against tho body of the place. During the night a great number of the embrasures of {he haftcries were restored. 44 Moreover, six detachments, consisting each of 15 gunners, commanded by captains of artillery, marched with the first battalions of ibo columns to turn tho guns of the works taken against tho unomy, and to ascertain what work was necessary. AH these opera tions were carried out under the immediate direction Mf Lieutenant Colonel do la Bjussi nierc, whoso deyotiuu uctiyitv are beyond praise. " . " The guns of tho battery of the 2d of Mav wt?3 spiked under the fire of the enemy by \ detachment ot gunners oommanded by Cap ,h?n'nt' regar4s the "lament Sf the Outrages lilanrs and the Mamelon Vert is remained in our |*>wcr, making a total of 13 guns taken trom the enemy. 'i H we were taking the White Works and the Mamelon \ ert, the English, with rare intrepidity, stormed the Quari.cs, and estab lished themselves firmly there, taking thu- a glorious part in the day's success. The Turkish division ot'Osman Pasha ren dered great services Different battalions, led on by feefer 1 usha, chief of thc staff of the Turkish army, contributed, under fire and at the advanced posts, to the consolidation of our conquests on Mount Sapoune '?We have suffered sensible losses; among others that of the brave General de Lavarande^ killed by a cannon ball at 8 o'clock in the morning in the work of the 27th. which he i had captured , and Colonel Hardy of the 86th mortally wounded at the head of his regiment! , e have regret many dashing officers and brave men, but these losses are not so verv great when we consider the number of troons engaged, thc length of the combat, and the important results obtained." Letters from Odessa state that fears are en tertained there that the Allies, having com pleted their work in the sea of Azoff, will visit lor the same reasons, the mouths of the Dnie I>er, as well as Kherson and Nicolaieff, at the embouchure of the Bug, which, since the 24th ult., havo bccomo of more importance than ever to the Russian commissariat, and where the tzar has ships and uaval establishments sV^T^? ?! 1>erek?P is also ,lK"in A despatch from Constantinople of date June -1st, mentions the arrival of 2.000 wounded and adds that cholera has reappeared. Russian deserters report that the Alalakoff Tower is mined. ?, The ^ movable force of tho army?French I ark/;h,' aml Sardinian?is estimated | at 60.00(1 available tor the field. Brigandage is prevalent in thc immediate environs of Smyrna. A party of robbers have carried off an English surgeon named MeCraith and some other persons, and demand a larire j ransom tor their release The Porte has just concluded a small loan equal to about S2,000.000) at 12 per cent, on Smyrna. It is reported that J. ranee and England are about to guarantee another i urkish loan of ?4,000,000 sterling. Tho correspondent of the ?? London Events " of June 27, says : I hear that ' things are not altogether pleas ant' amongst the French generals in the Cri l oi tne guaru, has, for example, complained tn the Emperor of the rudeness of General Pel ? sier, and also that he employs tho cuard far too much. But on both hands his mSSty hw decided in favor of Pelissier ex^s otT;" pmiom h,d vuiuKt contain3 a reply by Count , - ? 1 . ae ^cnt Russian comments on Jvfficiul cifculax of May 234. Ihj object of Walew?ki> reply i* to shift from France th? responsibility of having broken up the Vienna conference. On dit, that Drouyn tie L'Huys does n?t ^-ruple to say he has been aacrificed to the English alliance, whirti ha.? become more inti mate than he ever contemplated A treaty of extradition of criminals between France and lianover is promulgated The Empress ha* arrived at Pau. The Pre?* states that the recently e*pre??ed hope? of a lineal heir to the Bon apart in t throne are unfounded. Orders have l>een received at Marseilles to prepare for the embarkation of 50.000 addi tional troops. The American clippers Monarch of the Sea and Ocean Herald are taking in shot and shell. The allied admirals have given orders to complete the destruction of the fortifications of Anapa. Two hnndred pieces of cannon (un serviceable) with two years' provisions were found in the forts. The Circassians plundered the town, the inhabitants having retired with the garrison across the Kuban, conveying their most portable valuables. The Russian forces are concentrating at Tiflis for the open ing campaign. Cmrtantinople letters of the ldth announce that the fortifications of Ertonrum are in great Eurt terminated, and that 2.000 Tutfcish troops ave gone to Batoum. The Journal of St. Petersburg publishes an account of the evacuation of Anapa '* for strategic reasons." Labge Ickbebg.?Capt. Blake, of the packet ship Jeremiah Thompson, which arrived at New York on Saturday, from Liverpool, re port* haying seen on the southern end of the Orand Banks au iceberg at least 1,000 feet long and &>0 feet high. ^5?XQT1CE.?The Washington Columbus Association will meet on next MONDAY MOST, in German Hall, at 8 o'clock, at which time tbe officers of the Association are to be elected, and the llrst payment on shares is to be made The book is to remain open until that day, and any one wishing to subscribe will have an opportunity. jy jo & THE HIGHLANDERS' EXCUR 81 'The public are respectfully ln iarmed that on accou.7* '* a misunderstanding in reference to the Hinlanders' riaul'* ^ o{ tbe ?^r*Le ,*V??blngton on the 2d of AuguVT n"ltt' which the Committee of the Company supposed they had secured beyond all eontin^ncle* .ThS 'rrr necewary that the programme for their excursion should be somewhat modifled I hey have therefore determined to pi re a -rand ?n ? (the*d August proximo.) Hmisr 8 *t?arn,,oat excursion to the White Due 4iotIre of the particulars of this grand and Interesting entertainment will begirento the pub lic as soon ax their altered arrangements can be consummated. jy ^ Soar5*? ?* fF;*TeD election in the Fourth Ward.?Notice Is hereby given !~? PartIf^1f opting the seats of the incumbent ? Common Conncil, from the Fourth ?Krthecity ?f Washington. D. C.. as well as to those persons whose votes were rejected at the Municipal Election held in said citv on Mon day, the 4th ultimo, that a hearing will be given In the premises ?n Tl ESOAY*. the 17th infant o'clock pmC Cham,"'r' in the c,ty Hall, at 1 SAMUEL YORKR ArLEE, j Chairraan Committee on Elections, jy il?<ttl7 Hoard of Common Council. ar??THE WASHINGTON HIGHLAND ers beg leave to inform their friends and a ^rally that they will give their Mrst Annual Excursion and PicNIc to the Wnite House *!?? n on TflL R6DAY, Agust 2d. 1*55 rhe Steamer George ^ashWon having been in and ?> m* f WiU iCave 'a?(hinKton at V a. Particulars in future advertisement. 1 he members of the Company are roauestid to be punctuel in attendance at th??r armo?v Thurs iSt"# UeXt li- W. FLOOD, Sec. t OST ON THIRSDAY EVENING, ON K. between 2t>th and27th streets, a Ring, with a cameo set. The Under will lie suitably reward ed by leaving it at l>r RILK\ S, on Gay street Georgetown. Jy li-wT' F.osl[: either in the academy or on the road to it. on yesterday, a large mourn ing Breastpin, worked in roses and leaves on the margin A suitable reward will be given if deli v ered either at Mr. Chas. Trunnells. el Frederick street. Georgetown, or at the Star office Jy 12?at CHAS. TRUNNELL. rpOYS FOR THE YOLNtJ ONES, a heal" -f- tiful collection and very cl.-^ip at jy 12 ot LAMMONDS, J> ?Jt _ Seventh at. f.a_ lemons: lemons: nr? ?? 7^ a few h01" ?e tine Lemons. r,?aw importation, for sale/wholesale and T&l ni xsr sale on p easing terms. Apply to H. C Matthew,, corner Washington and West streets or to ' P. T BERRY 4 SOX, _ Jy 12 eo3t \\ ater st., Georgetown. ffAIR BRUSHES AND COMBS. Barrv's M I Tricopherous, superior Ox Marrow Pomade Cologne, Bay Rum, Sec., at Iv 12 St LAMMONDS. lY 1^-3L_ Seventh gt. V1IIRTS MADE TO ORDER.?Gentlemen's best quality of Shirts made to im-a.sur?Ld ^?arranted to lit. at the lowest New York priceT jyALl- 4 STEPHEN^, <- 38 1 a V""*?' n?t to Iron HaU J) ?tr (News) EXTRA TIMES ?OR E AT EX V1T EM EN T T. . CEMKEy,LLS,Md..Junelfi, 1^. CHAIM ra< .w' S?r^a,lf?citenie,,t here {or Prof. CHARLLa HbGRATII'S ELECTRIC O I 1 from Philadelphia?it having performed some ex traordinary cures, which becoming very generally known, aU rushtd for a bottle. Physicians, Mer i hants and Hervants, and unite a premium wa? tendered lor the las,' The4foUowi?g "^iks fir i>3tlf, as all the parties are known throughout the viUe: auio?g the first citizens of Centre . . Cextrevillk, June 16. Is55. Having had a painful and difficult nwellini; on PrnMw-1^11.' ?1!,e >ears' 1 sent for a bottle of 1 rof. DeGrath s hltctrxc Oil, which reduced the swelling and removed all (win in twenty-four hours I have also applied It to one of mv ser vants for the worst kind of Neuralgia, which it ef fectually cured in half an hour, and produced no disagreeable sensations, but quite the contrary. ALBEBT J CMP. Albert Jump, Esq., who signed the above is one of our best known, credible and responsible ~ U hatever he says may be implicitly re Hoppeb Sc. Wilmbb, Druggists R. Godusbobocoh, M. D. Ihos J. Keating, Attorney f. Pakrott, Merchant Thos. Haughet, do Geo. C. Palmer Tuos. Alhcom, jr. Jno. H. Rowlkssos, Ed. ''Sentinel" 55. a. lli van, Ld. %*TlmeK.M Still another : Every one speaks the same ! , , Cuestertown, June 15. 1>55 I have applied Prof. DeGrath's Electric 6il ln TJIT 8iVere.Case >eural?ia- which it cured In twenty minutes, and has never since retured For other things 1 have also used it with like results I am satisfied of its xmmnhate ethcacv ? l>esidM it Is by no means unpleasant. ' p ? i * . Thos.Q. Prixkosb. , y ? am glad our Druggists have a suunlv I had to send to Philadelphia for it. One o^^i, go1'<loU"b<xiw'?.o cu,. F.LKf- T^'rwn iPhiia^lpL1*.' wlu arrant hU ?rii? . every tune for Salt Rheum or Tetter, and everything >orr or t>aimf ul ^excitemen in V\ <isLiiii<ftoii at ST(^tt t, ADMIMSTR.VTOK'S SALE. |>Y virtue of an order of the OrDhans" Cni,rt nf ",ctrf',?V R1DA\ . the 27th day of Julv lust If not, ?n /hi Sit tii J ?. .v.. by of his death, consisting of 35 shares of Stock In the Bank of Washington, D. C., and a large quantity of Household and Kitchen Furniture. The household Furniture is nearly new, has l?een purchased but a short time, is of the most modern and fashionable style, has been selected with considei-able taste, and those desirous of pur chasing are particularly requested to attend the sale Terms: For all sums of and under 810 cash: all sums above that amount six months credit will be given, with notes, with approved security, bear ing interest from the day of sale. B N. C. STEPHEN, Adm'r c. t. a., of Douglass Vass, deceased Jy 12?eots 1 pHE LONDON STAGE, 4 vols, octavo, con X talnlng about two hundred of the beat plays id the language (exclusive of Shakspeare'sj A few sets of tbe above?second-hand copies, new ?ner being unobtainable?just imported from Lon lon. Price 96 90. FRANCK TAYLOR. tfw-H V GRAND VOCAL AJTD nrSTECXXVTAI OOVCXST, .To be given for fk? Bmeit ?T St. Vi?Mat's4Bt. J<M?pk'?Or?haii L?jIts*, A T CARVSl S SALOON. On Till R%DAY EVEM*?. J?|y l??fc. PROtiRAMMK-MBT ?. 1 Overture?Norma (full orchestra) Bolllal 2. Chorus?Semiramide Koasis I 3 Soprano Sol<??Cbaritv Glow 4 (Quartette?Blaaro e Pillm) RomiiI 3. Sof>rano Sulo? An ? non Credea Bellial ? Song?The King of the Sea Hansford 7 Soprano Solo Doc item 8. Solo and chorus?Anna Hoiena DeniMCtt *a*t it. 1. Overtur??Orovr* of Blarnev (ftiU ore beats* ) *. Soprano Solo Zlogerelli 3. Violin Solo?Air. with variations... .f* *? 4. Soprano Solo?Ann if Laurie 5. Trio 0. Soprano Solo? Kekert's Swiss Soag 7. Solo and Chorus?El Isl re 4 Amore .. Dooiirttl 8. Finale (full orchestra) Tickets50cent*?to be bad at John P. Elllt'i Musk: Store, and at the door on the evening of the concert. Door* open at 7 o'clock?Concert to begin at 8. The Piano to be used on the occasion is of the manufacture of Hallet, Davis A Co., and has been kindly loaned from I. F. Kllis's Music Store, on Pennsylvania avenue, between Ninth and Tmtjk streets. The use of the Saloon has been kindly gl*N) by Mr. Carusi without charge jy 7?STuTh ORSE FOR SALE A line gentle HORSE either under the saddle or in harness. H is for sa)e. The owner Is going away and wish e* to sell him Enquire at SI*TTON "S LI* ery Stable, on Hth, near corner of 1> street. 11?3t W1 7r W HITTER * KAHLERT, Artists, fresco, decorative. and evervdescription of ORNAMENTAL painting. Orders left with Baldwin and Nennlng, Archi tects. corner Penn avenue and lltb stw*t, will be promptly attended to. Jy H?*** GEO. T. MASSEY, Dealer in Renl Estate and Land Wnrmnfa, No. Tkirutntk tt., Woj Aisftoa. LANDS bought and sold throughout the Dis trict. Taxes paid, Collections made, Drafts cashed, and the highest prices given fpr Land Warrants. jy 11? PISSOLCTIOR. rilHE copartnership heretofore existing between Wu,ulR*o> ? Oscodbt !? thfs day dls ^ '-?i consent Either Is authorized solved bv miu... <jrm to settle the business o? ,? ' . JNO B WILLIAMSON, Jy II?? THOS W OSGODBV GENTLEMEN'S ISDHlOARHEXn. irK have a large and fine assortment of Silk, ? Gauxe. Merino and Cotton Undershirts, lin en and cotton I>rawer?. White and colored Shifts, Hosiery. Ac., which we are now offering M very low price*. WALL A STEPHEN*. 322 Pa. ave . next door to Iron Hall. Jy 11?tf (News) COFFIN WARE ROOM, fee. J WILLIAM PLANT A CO., VNDHRTA ? KERS?residence 41* Seventh street, between O and H streets Interments procared in aav ground or cemetery Coffins. Caps. Shrouds. Car riages. Hearse, and every article for interments of the best quality furnished at short notice, on the most reasonable terms. and at all hours of the night. Having the exclusive right of Crump's Patent Corpse Preserver, we guarantee to keep the dead for any length of time. Jy 11?ly CHANDLER'S ORATION on the landing of the Pilgrims in Maryland; pamphlet? cents. II. W. Hilliard's Speeches and Addre?es, on# vol, 8vo V Kirwan's Letters to the Right Rev Jno Hughe* Life in California, Mountains and Molehills, by Frank Maryatt '* Straus's Life of Jesus Frank Leslie's Gazette for July Harper's Story Book do Jylt FRANCK TAYLOR. TAKE NOTICE. WE wish to keep it in the remembrance of our friends and the public that we have now on ha id as tine a ?tock or Fancy Uoods. Perfume a. a id Millinerv as is to be found id the District, 1 of which we are disposing of at prices exceed ing low. in order to reduce our stock in some measure. We have leghorn. Neapolitan, Crape. Silk Lac,? and Straw Hats of the latest and most fash ionable styles. Also, Silk, Linen. Paper, and other Fans. Combs, Brushes, and Toilet artU le* generally French, German, and American Per tumer- Flower Vases, India Rubber Goods Ac to all of which we would invite the attention of?' the public generally and the ladies In particular and would most jespe, 'fully request them to glva us a call, when something in our Jine is wHmea and we will make every endeavor to supply them to their satisfrction. both as regards to oualltv and' price. HUTCHINSON A Ml'NRO, 510 Pa. av., bet. Mh and 10th street* jy 11?St 8100?PROCLAMATION !!I _ - - ? ? ? ? ???? *?? <a a ? V n til TO THE PRESIDENT AND THE PEOPLE'! PROF. CHARLES DsGRATH. of Philadel phia. has sent an agent on with his celebrated "ELECTRIC OIL," who will apply tt to any severe case, at the National Hotel, and will forfeit 8100 if be cannot cure every case of K u icmatisx, Nkvralou, Nkrvocs. Srijial and Bboucbial Comfiaimts.Salt Rexcjc. Ebtcifklas.Scno* FCX.A, Swsllki> Glands, Stiff Joints, PaL p it at ion . Bkokks Breast, Soats, Brans and Pains of all kinds, Ac. Come and see Have you heard of the wonderful cures made in Baltimore? People come from 50 to 100 miles to see the Doc. tor In Philadelphia, and he cures them. Come and see Prof. C. DaGRATH, S* south Eighth street, Philadelphia. Light shall again the faded eye illume. And rosy health the pallid cheek resume; The infant moaning on its mother's breast Shall fondly play, or smiling sink to rest. Jy 10?3t* OH - REWARD.? Kanaway from the sub O" J scriber on the '21st June, a black BOY, named Lewis, calls himself Lewis Fen ton Lew - is is about 13 years old. stout built, sour counter - ance. and thick lips It Is likely he is gone in a vessel, either a wood craft or sand boat I will give the above reward if delivered to me In Wash ington city, corner of tfth and E streets. Island. o? secured tri jail so that 1 can get him again. jy 10?3t* HUGH LEDDY. ^.o REWARD.?Ranaway from t^e subscri yO Iter on the 4 th instant, a negro BOY named Pompey. about twelve years old Pompey is very black, and when spoken to holds his head down. He went off in his shirt sleeves, wore a pair of blue pants, and an old whitish furred hat. I will give the above reward if taken and brought home to me. Pompev has l>een seen at the railroad of fice on the arrival of the cars, and verv frequently on both sides of Pa. avenue, bathing in the canal, Jackson Alley, ttth and 7th streets, Ac E. H El>ELIN, corner G and 5th st*., near City Jail, jy 10?3t? WHILE MANY OF OCR MERCHANTS are complaining of dull times and Uell us thev have more clerk* than customers. G. FRANCIS, ISA) Seventh street, is rapidly selling off every- thing in the way of Housekeeping Haraware. and al ways geW the money He thinks the times are certainly improving ' The truth is. lie sells low. and the people are beg inning to understand it. lr ;ood articles, low prx e*, and every ettortto plt?^ will suit purchasers, he is determined that hta customers shall be satisfied. jy 10 CARRIAGES. I HAVE on hand some handsome light and con venlent family Carriages and Bug-cJKW^L gles. A two horse Carriage and Ex-Xg^s^j-* press Wagon. Those desirous of purr baaing anv of the alwve descrilied articles cheap will do well to call on the subscriber Immediately, as 1 am de termined to sell low for cash, or on accommodat i ng terms All work warranted. Repairing done at the shortest notice and In the most approved manner. S FLYNN. No 3U5 D st . bet 12th and VJth. jy 0?lm opposite the Kirkwood House. I|MFTY DOLLARS REWARD For the apprehension of my boy Jeff' Fauntlerov. who absconded from my house about the *>tb of J une, ISSi. He is about 5 feet fe laches in height, cop [>er colored, has a fine open c?Minteuance when spoken to. Had on when last seen, blue frock :oat. metal buttons, black cloth pants and patent leather shoes, blue cloth cap. 1 will give tb? lbove reward if taken in the town oreounty at Al exandria or In the District of Columbia, and f 100 If taken beyond that. GEORGE SNYDER, Jy 0? Alexandria, Vn. LAND WARRANTS. JOHN D. CLARK, Agent for Claims. No. SfT 12th street, will give the highest market in gold for Land Warrants. Je 7?1mH> Lost ten dollars reward.?a I Pocket Book, containing a small sum of mo ney and papers of no value to any peraoo but ike jwner. Enquire at Wlllards' Hotel. Jy5-*t? ' . BARRING HOCSEOF PAIRO A NOCRSK, OPFOSITI CMITID STATES TIUlFtt. Bonds, stocks, and other securi ties, Purchased and Sold. Interest, at tba ate of six Derceat por annum, allowed on rben left for thirty days or longer. J