Newspaper of Evening Star, July 13, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated July 13, 1855 Page 2
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EVENING STAR. WASHINOTOW CITY: mi DAY AITEH^ttON July 13. AGENTS FOR THE STAR. The following persons are authorized to con tract for the publication of advertisements in the Star : Philadelphia?V. B Palmer, N. W. corner of Third and Chestnut streets. New York?S. M PettixgillA Co., Nassau Street. Boston?V. B Palmer. Scollay's Building. I ? < |y ApvrRTiSEME5T^ should be handed in by 12 o'clock M , otherwise they may not ap pear until the next day. SPIRIT OF THE HORNING PRESS. Tho Union, discussing the plea of the Know Nothing leaders that they are not aiming to ?proscribe men on account of tho manner in which they worship God, say?: ' Indeed, we see it stated that the Arkansas ^?et. Albert Pike, has g"tie so far as to assure Lis hearers that fhcre is no hostility to the Catholics on the part of the Know Nothings! rihis is genuine romancing, and shows how readily evil communications corrupt g?<od manners. We do not know which is more en titled to condemnation?the sincere adoption ?>f religion? intolerance as a principle of the Know Nothing platform, or ihe affected re pudiation of it oy the leaders. But for the sentiment of religions fanaticism which has Stimulated, and now exists upon hostility to the Catholic church, there would not have been the remotest shadow of a chance lor the Know Nothings. It was this that called into the field the three thousand clergy man who insulted Senator Douglas and denounced the Nebraska bill. It was this that helped the abolitionists t?> send sixty abolitionist clergy men into the legislature of Massachusetts, and cle? ted to Congress a number of fanatics. It was this that pursued Joseph R. Chandler, cherished whig as he was. and drove him into the shades i.f private life. The Know Noth ings of th?* South could no more do without the help of the bigots and fanatics in their war upon the democracy, than the democracy could do without the intelligent and liberal minded Voters of the countrj*. Intolerance is the very life and soul of the order, ami is ikt only tl t bit )it jH) n ir inch the Know 2Vot/i i>f"*. A~<>rth n)),/ South, may bt sunt gencr ally and .?inrert fy to ogfte. Had these things rot been true, is it possible that the Know Nothing national convention, of which Mr. Pike was a member, would have excluded the Catholic delegates from Louisiana ? " The tame journal describes at length the ceremonies and speeches, delivered yesterday, on the occasion of the premutation of the Hon. m L. Lee. the M.nister from the Sandwich Islands, to the President. The Union also notices a s'lly .-t->ry in tho Paris Const it u? t tone I. saying that? Ihree officers ot the I nited States army? Major? Dc in tie Id and Mordecai. and Captain McCleilab?recently passed through Warsaw on their way to St. Petersburgh. *o take ser ?* ice in the Russian army ! They will (it add?) be obliged to take the oaths of Russian sub jects:' Folks must be green, in France, to be taken in by such stories. The Imteiiigeurer, in argument with the ilmirgt"n 'N C. > Commercial, defends and justifies the original enactment of the Missouri restriction. PERSONAL. .... J. C. Nich'l*, the forger of cotton bills t f lading ha- been arrested at Brussels ami committed to prisun. .... lion. Geo. Evans, late a United States Senator, from Maine, recently, before the Whi-? S'ate Convention, p ?nred a broadside of hot? fhot into Know Nothingi-m ....Mrs. L'xvina K. Chubouck, mother of the late Mis Jud.-on, (Fanny Forrester.) died. J|?ed ?o. at Hamilton. New \ork on the 2d instant. .... Ex-President \ an Buren, who returned Irr.m Ei:roj>c. in the Pacific never appeared more active or in more robust health. His son. however, who returned with him. is in very bad health. .... Mr. Hulseniann, the Austrian minister, is sojourning .it Newport, K 1. .... James Gordon Dennett, proprietor and editor of the New York Ilerald. left New York ou Wednesday afternoon, in the Baltic, for Europe .... Ihe pay of Briti-h private soldiers is to be doubled while on active service, the differ ence being jdaced to each man's credit in a savings bank until hi.- discharge. .... iierny M< rris. E-ij.. member of Congress elect from tho II.imp-hire (Mass.) Congres tional District. having teen appointed a Judge J ??! the t'ourt ot Common Plea-, resiini* the of fice of Congressmen. .... There i- living in Albany a lady who is one hundred and nine years of age. She was I'orn in It eland, came t-? this country sixty years acd in all that time ha- never been ?-ut Ot the city. .... Ihe children ot Noah Davenport, eight "in number, ail met on l>th June. lSi5, at Wni. Davenport - house in Spcneertown. Columbia county. N \ . ;n the ?nnie house where they were :itl l< >rn, alter a separation of over fifty year- Their average ago was sixty. The lion ? tlicy met in is the -ame house the father first took for a home over seventy years ago. It '..j- been ? eeupicd by the family ever since and proi wdl te h?-?.l by the fourth gen eration N..t many families of this number and a %? can get together in this way. ....Joseph Ba--ett. a revolutionary pen Mouer aged 'Jd year-, died at Hyannis on the 4' an honest man. a sound demo crat. aiid the lather ot 21 children. A brief but eloquent biography. .... Among '.he arrivals at the various hotels yesterday, w ? notice at Willards', Hon. J Caiu ii oler. >1 l'a.. and Col. Sumner, USA At Kirkwo?>i s. K -v l?r Empie, of Virginia! At the .National, lion. 11. K Meade, ofVa. Aid sr Sr.* re Llu rioss.?The States of Alabama. Arkansas. I ,wa. Kentucky. Missou ri. and Texan, hold t!ieir State elections on the first Monday in August: Tennessee on the first Ihursday of the same month, and North Car olina on the v.c nd Thursday. BtNurAcToRs of>.?It is not he who invented Bru ?I.- Carpeting or Gold Bro cade. whom the mas-es have reason to hold in regard, but n?- w h<>iurnishes something useful to everybody One nf,,ur government officials lately returm i from his mission in Brazil, tells Jis an anecdote that siuvng (he first inquiries made of him about his acquaintance with our public men. was whether he knew the Ameri can Chemi.-t, Dr J C Aylk. who invented the Cherry Perioral and Cathartic J'lllt. As the^u articles (more particularly the Cherry Pectoral, are in general use in the citics of South Am. rica, tncy aro the most prevalent representations of American products, and as luanj" th'-u-ands ther>' a? well as here, owe to them the recovery ol tl:< ir health from malig nant diseases it is not strange they should hold the invent >r in e-ttem. but it ir rather simple in them to suppor> that the D'.njtor is the only man of mark w. have among our t#euty-five million people ?Christian Alro-atc. has been satisfactorally ascertained nnd admitted that the Herman Turners did not commen e the la:e row at Columbus, Ohio, but that the Know Nothings attacked with shouts, jeers mid atones, their peaceable and orderly *'P?cessi .t: WASHINGTON NEWS AND OOSSIP. A Funny Letter.?Our friend John Wilson, Esq . lato Commissioner of the General Land Office, appeared yesterday afternoon in the Org,in.. with a quisical letter addressed to the President, whom he treats kindly and respect fully in all of it referring to that functionary. Its burden is to prove that there Is a Papal plot to subvert religious liberty in our land; that tho Kn??w Nothings arc eminently a pat riotic and unselfish party. and that they are n^t prescriptive; that all other American par tie* and nearly nil other Americans arc cor rupt; and, finally, that about the only means through which we can find salvation from im pending national damnation, is to put the Gov ernment with as little delay as possible into the hands of the Know Nothings. John says nothing about the entire want of morality, principle, integrity, and common honesty at the bottom of all the secret obligations the Know Nothings take upon then?not a word. As they are indefensible, he wisely declines even attempting to ajiologise for them. But the truth i*. John ha? for full twenty five years past, to our knowledge, been af flicted with Guy Fuwkism to such a degree, as that in nil that time it has been but necessary to say - Catholic " in his hearing, to throw his mind, so clear on most other subject", com pletely off its- balance, lli? horror and dread of the Catholic church has always been so great as to make him a confirmed monomaniac, as it were, on that subject. lie got it legitimate ly, for ho is descended from a north of Ireland Cromwellite family, wherein Orangeism?ha tred of Catholics and Catholicity?has been regularly handed down from father to son. from Cromwell's day to the present. To this hour, in most such families at home?in Ire land?it is firmly believed that the Catholics are at this time just such folks as they were represented to be when it was the fashion to hang, draw and quarter them, and to subject them to the severest punishments for making proselytes, kc. In his private opinions, our friend John is actually in favor of the enact, munts of penal statutes against Catholicity in this country ! It is this unfortunate monoma nia ui.>ne which has brought him into the bad political company he now keeps, and blinds his preceptions to ?uch a degree as to make him contend that Know Nothingism is not proscriptive. with the fact beforo the world, that the Know Nothings have nowhere obtained power in the United States in the last year or two. without prescribing everybody within the reach of their nxe, who differs from them politically; from those holding tho highest places, down, even to the scavengers. It is this monomania, too. and only that, which leads him to fancy that all his fellow citizens are not now aware that he and every other Know Nothing in the land has taken an oath never to vote for, or appoint to place, or to countenance the appointment to place, or to have any dealing whatever that can possibly be avoided with any person, native or foreign born. Protestant or Catholic, who may not be a member, or at least an active sympathizer with the 4*order."" It is this monomania, and that only which brings our unfortunate friend cheek by jowl o" nightd, plotting in darkness of the small hours with men whom he knows to bo acting with hiiu politically, only to get revenge on the Dem ocrat-, because they have been refused place with rum-sucking loafers, and professional sportsmen, with infidels and notorious scoffers at all things he regards as holy. llis letter to the public embraces a triumph ant vindication of the course which the Presi dent felt called ui>on to pursue in his case; in somuch as it exhibits him to the world as one who goes tho whole Kn^w Nothing figure?as one whose whjlc heart and soul is wrapped up in the success of the plans of the Know Nothings to hurl from office every man who sympathizes with the President, politically. A* for his bill of indictment against the Cath olic Church, we have to.say that it is as terrible as that which Mrs. Roy a 11 used to print against the Presbyterian Church; and, if we are not mistaken, the firey old woman used to publish him as being just about such a raw-head and bloody bones, as he represents Bishops Hughes and Ledini to be. He ha* raked and scraped together any number of long exploded and laughed-at Guy Fawkisuis, to get rid of the injurious influences of belief iu which, the re ligion liberty and equality under this gov ei ument, to whien he would j?ut an end, were duly provided for io the Constitution of the I nited States. The only efl'ect that his epistle can possibly have on sane minds, will be to justify the manner iu which the President felt it incumbent on him to dispose of his ease. By-the-by, the concluding clause of the let ter reminds us forcibly of the fable of the ox and the fly : " if there is anything incorrect in this let ter, or matter you think would do you injustice in going before the public, and will so state in writing or by a friend. I will consider your ob jections. and delay the pnblication ?f it for a tew days for that purpose.'' The fly lit on the horn of the ox, but being quite considerate, told him that wl en he (the ox) got tired, if he would only let him know the fact, it would promptly fly awjy. i'he Electric Telegraph?commands, in this country, little public confidence. This is now a notorious fact influencing tho minds of the community invariably t? mistrust the truth of the news it scatters broad cast, and vitiating that which is transmitted through intelligent and reliable agencies. This is in a great niea-ure because the business of telegraph ing news is in the hands of partisans bent on giving circulation to their own colorings of passing occurrences, rather than the na ked unvarnished truth. If this were not so, there i* really no telling what its value would be to society It- now proverbial .misuse in various ways, however, defeats all hope that it will be much more than a public nuisance a grand and a'.I-pervading demoralizer in our day and generation. These reflections force themselves on our mind on seeing in the New York Herald of the day before yesterday, a third of a column of twaddle, without a shadow of truth iu it. concerning alleged transactions in Cabinet meeting with reference to our affairs with Spain, and concerning Cuba The ^V>ry is manuUctured out of whole cloth, from begin ning to end and, what j> equally reprehensi ble, was manufactured in the JliralJ office in New \ ork city, and nut in Washington?not a word of it. This is an old trick of that jour nal, which thus does more than unything else we know of, to bring discredit on the telegraph Such abuses of it do more to corrupt the public conscience than all the debauchery and thiev ing in the land The thieves, and other pro fessionally disreputable people in New York city, do fir less in the way of corrupting the public conscience, than the Harold does by its practices of the kind wo have described, which are worse in their effect upon it. than all the other forte ring moral plagues of that monster city Nineveh.?We continue to-day the list of loading, active, and most efficient members of the secret political society existing 1854, B. O, in various part." of the country of which Nine veh was the political capital in thoso ancient times. We havchcrfctofore given a history of this list: A. S. (ilenn. Wheeling. VaM President of State Council of Western Virginia. Adain Rhuhnan. Harper's Ferry, Vice Pres ident. do. N. C. Arthur. Wheeling, Va.. Secretary, do. E Nightingale, Providence, R. I., Presi dent of the State Council of Rhode Inland. Ed. P. Junes, Charleston, S. C., President of the State Council of South Carolina. T. S. Gourdin, Charleston. S, C., Secretary do. J. M. Sladc. Middlebury. Vt., President of the State Council of Vermont. R. M. Guilford, Burlington, Vt., Secretary do. E B. Barrett, Covington, Ky., President of the State Council of Kentucky. II. J. Billings, Louisville, Ky., Vice Presi dent, do. A D. Smalley, Newport, Ky., Secretary do. T S. Page, now State Public Auditor of Kentucky. R. C. Wintcrsmith State Treasurer of Ken tucky. J. M. Harlan, Adjutant General of Ken tucky. James Harlan, Adjutant General of Ken tucky. J B. Thompson, U. S. Senator from Ken tucky. (ioorge C. Tarvin. Covington, Ky., (very ac- ! tive.) Win. II. Manning, San Frnncisco, Deputy for California. The Cat Fairly out of the Bag.?Andrew J. Donelson, who has of late been endeavoring to hide his long ears by drawing the mantel of Jackson over them, though ho is well aware that Jackson, for the last twenty years of his lite, regarded him as the nuisance and plague j of his existence, has lately confirmed all we ? took occasion to say not long since concerning the origin of his (Donelson's) hostility to Pres ident Pierce. l>y publishing a letter he wrote to that functionary, urging the appointment of : his son-in-law, young Major Wilcox, of Miss., | t > a first class mission, solely on the ground that he (the President) would thus vindicate his ; attachment to the principles of Jackson?that's a I!?nut because he wanted the office for his son-in-law?not at all! But the letter is as ! follows: Tc lip Ghove, December 20. 1852. Dear Hr: My son-in-law, Colonel Wilcox, of Mississippi, informs me that his name will be pre--nted to you to fill a mission of the first grade to one of the Courts at which the Span ish language is spoken. I could not venture the expression of the gratification his nomina tion will afiurd me, (lid I not feel certain that it would meet the approbation of tho sound portion ol the Democrac}*. and have a salutary j influence as an evidence of tho sympathy of your administration with those men who risked something for the country when powerful com- I binations, under the garb of State rights, were ' busy in sowing the seeds of disunion and ci\il i war. Col. \\ ilcox in his State took the course which you dil in your--, and thus saved his par- i iy from the ascendency of an ultraism which j would have been as fatal to it as the Hartford Convention has been to the Federalism of the ' war of 1812. I am truly you obedient servant, ^ A. J. Donklsox. To Mr. Pi kike, President-elect of the United States. Those who know Major Wilcox personally will laugh heartily o\er this letter. Not be- I cause he is not in all respects a reputable and J deserving gentleman, but at the idea of settinc up his selection for a first class foreign mission the grand test of the devotion of President Pierce t > the principles of Jackson! He fought gallantly in the Mexican war. and for that he was sent to Congress, where intellectually, and so far as the education as a statesman was con cerned, he was in noway distinguished above any other single member of the body that can be named. Men who knew the qualifications of attainments, sagacity, experience, Ac., re quisite for the proper discharge of the functions of a Minister Plenipotentiary and Ambassador Extraordinary, regarded Donelson s effort to procure such a place for him, the richest jjke ol the season; and it was very generally un derstood to be convincing proof that D. himself did not posses* an ounce of brains, as it evi dent iy never entered his noddle that qualifica tions were necessary in the premises. This letter reminds us of tho fact that tho growling of Donelson around the streets of W ashingtonand Nashville over his disappoint ment about this affair, rendered him ridiculous in the eyes of all men of common sense with whom, in those days, he was thrown in contact; ior he cuuld talk of nothing else, and talked of that as a child would whine after an orange or t tick of candy. of which someone had de prived him. It should be borne in mind that President Pierce had no more fulsome adulator than Donelson up to the moment when it became ap parent even tonim?long after the fact w as ap parent to every one else?that the administra tion hud never, for an instant, entertained the quisical notion of attempting to make a Minis ter Plenipotentiary and Ambassador Extraor dinary out of Maj >r Wilox, of Mississippi. Deaii oi a Valuable Max?Tho authorities of the Smithsonian Institution havo just re ceived information of the death of Dr. J. G. I iucgal, L. }s. Consul at Leipsic, Saxony, in the t.ith year ot his age, of apoplexy. He was also the agent for the Smithsonian Institution in Central and Northern Europe, and devoted himself untiringly and with the greatest suc cess to the promotion of its system of exchanges. He called the Institution the 4*child of his af- ! lection,'' and spared no trouble or expense to ' make its operations known through Europe, I and to secure for its library returns for the valuable packages sent from it annually, to bo distributed by him. We understand his son, Dr. Felix Flucgel, who has assisted him in all his duties for many years, has received the ap j(ointment as agent for the Smithsonian Insti- 1 tution, and that the system of operations it has I adopted in relation to exchanges, will be en- : larg?*d and vigorously prosecuted by him. United States Eevcnue Marine Service. lirst Lieut Win. J Rogers has beendetached from the cutter Duane. at New Orleans, and ordered to the cutter Forward, at Wilmington, Del Second Lieut. B. J. Kellam has been detached from tho cutter Washington, at New York, and also ordered to the cutter Forward, at Wilmington, Del Third Lieut. Philip N Jackson has been ordered to the Washington, at New York. Richard B. Locke, of New ^ < :k, been appointed a third lieutenant in the United States revenue marine service, and awaits orders. Col. Sumucr, U. S. A.?This distinguished officer reached Washington last night, direct from Fort Leavenworth. His numerous friends in the service will be glad to hear that he is in fine health. The 2d regiment of infantry, destined to establish Fort Pier^f?, passed up the Missouri river before Col. 8. left Leaven worth, and by this time have doubtless fulfilled that duty. Army Officers Ordered.?Brevet Lieut -den. Scott, the commandcr-in-ehicf of the army, has ordered that the brevet second lientenants attached to regiments in General Orders, No. 9, from the Adjutant General's Office, dated July 3, 1855, will join their respective compa nies on the 30th of September next, except the following, who will report on that day, at the stations set opposite their names, for duty with recruits ; DRAGOON Alt*. Brevet second lieutenant David McM. Gregg, second regiment. Jefferson Barracks. Brevet second lieutenant Lewis Merrill, first regiment, Jefferson Barracks REGIMENT OP MOUNTED RIFLEMEN. Brevet second lieutenant John V. Du Bois, Jefferson Barracks. Brevet second lieutenant William W. Ave rell, Jefferson Barracks. INPANTRT ARM. Brevet second lieutenat George D. Rugglec, first regiment, Fort Columbus. Brevet second lieutenant Charles W. Thom as. fifth Regiment. Fort Columbus. Brevet second lieutenant Clarence E. Ben nett. third regiment Newport Barracks. Brevet second lieutenant Henry M. Lazell. first regiment, Fort Columbus. Brevet second lieutenant Jesse K. Allen, fifth regiment, Fort Columbus. Brevet second lieutenant George McG. Dick, eighth regiment. Fort Columbus. Oil. | Removed and Appointed.?Simeon Meade has been appointed messenger in the office of the Fifth Auditor of the Treasury, vice Rich'd t?. Boswcli, removed. J. W. Marlow has been removed from the place of a watchman in the Treasury building, and Win. C. Veitch has been appointed in his stead. A Windfall.?The Marine Corps is in luck. Some months ago we announced that a private had fallen heir to an immense estate. To-day ?we learn that Henry Weisenfels has been dis charged. to enable him to visit Prussia to ob tain possession of a handsome legacy. TobeTried.?Jas. H. Forsyth, the default ing ex-collector of customs at the post of Mau ine, in the collecting district of Miami, Ohio, is t;? be tried next week ut Cleveland, under which he was long since indicted. He was

surrendered by his bail. Appointed.?J R. May has been appointed imessenger to the office of the superintendent ??f tho extension of the Treasury building. The Current Operations of the Treasury Department.?On yesterday, the 12th of July, there wero of Treasury Warrants entered on the books of the Department? .For the Treasury Department.... $8,000 00 For stocks ...{ 1,102 12 For the Interior Department 13,337 111 For the Custons 15,174 92 War warrants 55,757 40 Crops in England.?A correspondent of the ^London Times, writing from Gloucester, says he has been an observer and a cultivator ?>f crops for the last Sfty or sixty years, and never did he see so rich a prospect as at the present time. Peaches, watermelons and muskmelons, Tips and luscious, are now enjoyed by the in habitants of Memphis, Tenn. A Pretty Conceit.?One of our correspond ents has ii bright little girl, just learning to talk, who is destined to be a poetess. , Some of her pretty sayings we have already chroni cled. Here is the la-t: A bob-o-link came md sang on a tree near the window. She was much delighted, and asked: what makes he ?ingHO sweet, mother? Do he cat flowers?? PorllathL Transcript. i, I VUEMS.?The Newburyport Herald states that Consul Fabens, (who is a native of Salem, Mass..) having been released from all restraint by the Government, is about to sail for Central America, to join Walker. Kinney, it states, will have united with him by this time. Mr. iabens. it adds, will be accompa nied by a stronger party, so that the joint army of occupation will be somewhat formidable in strength. Disbanding or Foreign Military Compa nies.?A despatch from Ciucinati, dated July 12. says: ' General Sargeant to-day made a formal demand on each ot the military companies composing the Irish bat tall ion to deliver up forthwith all the army appendages and accou trement.; in their possession, which order was obeyed only by one company. General Sargeant then served out writs of replevin, and the sheriff took possession of the entire accoutrements of the other companies. A similar demand is to be made on the German companies. 1 he cause of these demands is al leged insubordination on the 1th of July. Jack. Ashore ano in Funds.?Tho Boston Chronicle says that on the Nth inst. the crew of the I . S. t rigute Cumberland, to the number of five hundred men, wero paid off and dis charged. The mim required for this purpose was about 51j5,0U0. "lho business of paying off commenced at ten o'clock ami was conclu^ ded atone. Commodore Gregory, who had effectually prevented all intercourse of the land sharks with the sailors from the moment of the arrival of the frigate, took the precau tion not to admit an individual of that class into the yard. The expedients of the sharpers to gain ad mission wore rather smart. Some of them v. >ught to gain admittance by changing their dress and assuming the characters of verdant rnexn from the interior, but the ruse was to no pu rpo-e. Com. Gregory, who was himself ] one'4J ''a man before the mast," was disposed to p jotect the men from the operations of the land sharks. All of the crew were perfectly sober. There were men of all ages?from twen ty to sixty years. Many of their relatives wero present, and provided them with car riages to convey them to boarding houses and their homes. Some of the men received eight and nine hundred dollars, a "pile" larger than they had ever seen before in their lives. They had been absent in the Mediterranean three years and three months, and received of course $18 per month One old sailor informed us that, on that station, a man could enjoy himself in port a whole week lor a single dollar. He did ( not. however, define his idea of enjoyment. I Captain llarwood stood by and saw all his 1 men paid ofi", occasionally giving a few words of wholesome advice. In the afternoon about 200 of the crcw preceded to the Old Colony depot to take the cars for home. Orders have not yet been received in regard to the Cumberland, but her stores are now be ing removed for the purpose of having her in readiness for a survey. It is expected that the machinery for the new steam frigate Merrimack will be received in the course of ten days. Master Madison has just been ordered to the yard to superintend the outfitting of the Merrimack. UTICE.?The Washington Columbus Building Assoc iation^vi II meet on next MONDAY N1GHT, in German Hall, at 8 o'clock, at which time the officers of the Association are -?o elected, and the first payment on shares is to "we made. The hook is to remain open until that day, and any one wishing to subscribe will have ac opportunity. jy 12?3t CONTESTED ELECTION IN THE Fourth Ward.?Notice is hereby given to the parties contesting the seats of the incumbent mentlters of the Common Council, from the Fourth Ward of the city of Washington, D. C., as well as to those persons whose votes were rejected at the Municipal Election held in said city on Mon day. the 4th ultimo, that a hearing will be given in the premises on TUESDAY, the 17th instant, at the Council Chamber, In the City Hall, at4 | o'clock p. in. : SAMUEL YORKE AtLEE, Chairman Committee on Elections, f jy 11 ? dtl7 Board of Common Council. IIy Ihr President of the I nitril Stairs n| America. A rKOCLAMATIOS. Where** the act of Congress of the??th Severn >wr. 18S0. entitled "An act tocrtate addItioual col lection districts in the State of California, and to ['hang? the existing district therein, and to modi fy the existing collection district* in the I nited States," extend* to mrchandise warehoused un der bond the privilege of Ving exported to the British North American provinces adjoining the United States. In the manner preseril**d in the act of Congress of the :kl of March. 1-45. whkh desig nates certain frontier port* through which mer i handise may l?e exported, and further provides '?that ttuch other ports situated on the frontiers of | the United States adjoining the British North American provinces as may hereafter be found ex pedient may have extended to them the like priv ileges on the recommendation of the Secretary of ] the Treasury and proclamation dulv made by the President of the United States specially designat ing the ports to which the aforesaid privilege* are to be extended Now. therefore, I, Franklin Pierce, President of ] the United States of America, in accordance with the recommendation of the Secretary of the Treas ury', do hereby declare and proclaim that the ports of Rouse's Point, Cape Vincent, Suspension Bridge. and Dunkirk, in the State of New York; Swanton, Alburg, and Island Pond, in the State of Vermont; Toledo, in t'ue State of Ohio; Chica go, in the State of Illinois, Milwaukie, In the State of Wisconsin; Miehilimackinae, in the State of Mfclilgan; Eastport, in the State of j Maine, and Peinhina, in the Territory of Minne sota. are, aud shall be, entitled to all the privilege I in regard to the exportation jf merchandise in bond to the British North American provinces ad joining the United States which are extended to the ports enumerated in the ?fh section of the act *>f Congress of the 3d March, lr? 13. aforesaid, from and after the date of this proclamation. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to lie affixed. Done at the city of Washington, the 2d day of | July, A. D. 1*55. and of the independence [t.. s.] of the United States of America the sev enty-ninth. FRANKLIN PIERCE. By the President: W. L. Makcv, Secretary of State. LOST?A CAM to PIN. on the 12th C'arusi's Saloon. or on 12th street, iietween D and II. The Under will be rewarded by leaving it at B. KVANS'r, comer of 9th and 1 streets, jy la?3t* Lost, on the afterooon of the 11tli instant, on E street, between 9th and 10th -treets, before the residence of Secretary McClel land, a lady's Breastpin. The tinder will be re warded by leaving it at the office of the Star. jy '3 coal:coal: 'HUE undersigned is prepared to deliver COAL I- of the best quality, at S<> 50 per toil. II c. iiakRoner. street, :kl door south of Pa. avenue, jy 13?lilt ? A C ARD. THE firm of Williamson A. Osgodbv ha* in? been dissolved, the undersigned will remain at the old stand, northwest corner of E and 13th street, where he lioj?es to meet a share of the pa tronage so liberally bestowed on the late tirm. jy 13?tf _ TIIOS. W. OSGODBV. LAND WARRANTS LOCATED. f|MIE subscribers will locate Land Warrants I either in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois or Iowa, and and give a correct dest'iption of the land located If, upon examination, this description proves in correct, they will themselves takethe land, giviug for il another warrant for the same quantity. One of the tirm resides in the West, and will </ive the business his personal supcrintendance. MILLER A BROWN, 7th st.. opposite Post Office, Washington, jy 13?eoQm ATTENTION, COAL CONSUMERS. WrE are nowdis< Larging < from vessels, and will be for the next three weeks. All per sons wishing to lay in their winter supply would do well to give us a < all, as we are determined to sell as cheap, snd on as good terms as any other dealers. Our ccal ?s of the l>est quality, both White and lied Ash, suitable for Furnaces, Stove# and Ranges. * WASHINGTON A KEYS. Corner 11th and C striets. near Canal, jy 13?F.SAeolt THE IAI l|UIER WHITE SULPlllR SI-KINGS VRE now open for the reception of Company, and in a tar more attractive condition than they ever have !>een. 4.. ? ? A gross misrepresentation HliHl thcin?"" having l?een published in the Petersburg Intelli gencer and Baltimore Sun to the etlecr that they were closed for the season is now traced to an ir r< sponsible source unworthy of notice. It is proper to sta.e that there is no shadow foundation for it The subscriber trusts that he will not be made the victim of such malignity; and the respectable journals which have given enrrene/ to the rumor by transferring it to their columns will disabuse the public mind through the ?aiuemedium. ALEX. BAKER. jy 13? GLASS SIGNS WITH SILVER LETTERS. r 1 |S beauliful and durable style of !?ign, so 1 fashionable In the cities of New York and Philadelphia, will l'or a few days longer ?je made at No. l.'W Pennsylvania avenue (third lloor, No I-.) They are to 1** s'-en in the shove windows of the following persons, vi? : 11 <i. Fant, Banker; GalligM A Co: J. S. Sosford. Jr.; <? S M'El fresh; H. A Mueller; Dr Gardiner; G Bergling; Weaver's Confectionery; H. Ga*h . Thos. Briggs. Military Tailor; F. Lauge; I). E. Kealev. Navy Yard; Madame lVLirue; J. T. Evans; J. W. D\er, H. W Gawier; McKeld-u. 7th st., Ac. Ac. This new and splendid Art will also be tavght for a reasonable compensation to a few persons, it application be made at once. jy 13?lt*= OltU FELLOWS HALL, MONDAY EVEN I NO, JULY 1?, 1*53. COMPLIMENTARY CONCERT MR. G EO R G E W . T A Y LOR, The accomplished v<*alist. by his numerous friends and admirers. The following talented artists will appear. B. GRENNUP, S. CROSS. C. GRIFFIN, and ? JULIUS KECK, The celebrated Gnitaiist. The popular and delightful vocalists, the ?oLIAS (il.EK CLUP. Messrs. TAYLOR. T B BENNETT, F. PRU ET, and E JONES. Cards of admission 25 cents Doors open at 7?commence at - o'clock. For particulars of programme see bills. jy is-* _ United States Pftleiit Ofiice. Washington, July 12, 1?55. ON the petition of Bknj Tatham. of N. York, and Geo. N . TATHAM.of Philadelphia, pray ing for the extension of a patent granted to them on the 11th day of October. l*m. for an improve ment in machinery for making pij?es or tubes of lead, tin. aud other metallic substances, for seven years front the expiration of said patent, which takes place on the 11th day of October. 1>55? It is ordered, that the said petition be heard at the Patent Office on Monday, the '24th of Septem ber next, at 1*2 o'clock, in;' and all persons arc notitied to appear and show cause, if any they have, why said petition ought not to I* granted. Persons opjiosing the extension are required to lile in the Patent Office their objections, specially set forth in writing, at least twenty days before the day of hearing: all testimony filed l>v either party to be used at the hearing must l?e taken and transmitted in accordance with the rules of the of iice, which will be furnished on application The testimony in the case will I** closed on the 11th of Septeml?er; depositions and other jiapers relied upon as testimony, must be tiled in the office on or before the morning of that dav; the argu ments, if any, within ten days thereafter. Ordered, also, that this notice be published in the Union. Intelligencer, and Star. Washington, D. C.; Republican. Baltimore; Pennsylvania!!. Philadelphia, Pa.; Scientilic American, N. York; Courier, Butialo, N. Y ; and Post, Boston. Mass , once a week for three successive week* previous to the 21th of September next, the day of hearing. * S T SIIUGERT. Acting Commissioner of Patents. p g Editors of the al?ove papers willnlease copy, and send their bills to the l'ateut Office, with a paper containing this notice. jy 13?law3w ALEXANDRIA A WASHINGTON BOATS. THE Steamer GEORGE WASHINGTON will leave at the following hours. ^ Fare 12K cents. n? ? m The THOMAS COLLYER, when not ofher wnys engaged, will make trips on the route at al ternate hours. Leave Washington at 6, 8, 9#, lltf, 2*, 4, 5%, and 7. I^eave Alexandria at 7, 9, 19#, 1$, 3*, 4*, and 9.?The Boat will leave Alexandria at IX P m., or immediately on the arrival of the cars. Jy 7?d JOB CORSON, Captain EXTR A TIMES. ?IEITElflTWiWT i C*M*? * inr Mrt June Ml, l*<55 % Thw ha* Iktii a gr?l excitement !f, CHARLE8 l)?liIATH S? KLM TK}C O 1 L>> , from Philadelphia?tt having performed traordinary cure*, which becoming *<*T generally known, all raslx'd for a b??ttl??. I li^tnaiw. Mer chants and Servants. and quite a premium waa tendered for the 1-st The following *peak? f* itself, a* all the parties are known throughout the Siilr. Ixlnj^ among the first citiiena m Centre Ce*t Seville, June 1?. 1855. Having had a painful and difficult swelling on my km* almut nine year*. I ?ent for ?bow*ot Prof lMirath * Flertrir Oil. \*b? h ?welling and removed all pain in H . hour*. I have also appliod it to one of mj ? rants for the worst kind of Neuralgia, whieh It ef fectually cured in half an hour, and produced no disagreeable sensation*, but quite the contrary Albeit Jinf. Albert Jump. Esq . who signed the above. Is one of our be*t known, credible and responsible eititens Whatever he sa\ s may be implicitly re lied on. Hopper A WtLMCK, Druggists R. Godi'sbobovoh . M D Tbos J Keatiso. Attorney Wh F Paekott, Merchant Thos. IhrsHET, do Geo.C.Palmkr Thos. Alhcou, jr Jso. H Rowikx?o*. Ed. "Sentinel" 8. E. SniiVAX. Ed. '-Times." Still anoiktr .' Every one speaks the same ' 1 CnE?TF.arow*, June 15. 1*55 I have applied P?vf. DeGrath's Electric Oil In a very severe case of Neuralgia, which it eured in iwenty minutes, and has never since ret u red For other "tilings I have also used it with like result* I am satistiNl of its elficaey j liestde* | i. is by no means unpleasant Thos Q Primrose | P S ?1 am glad our Druggist* have a supply. I I had to send to Philadelphia for it One of our oldest physicians got a dollar bottle to day to cure his wife's breast. Prof. Detirath. Philadelphia, will warrant his EI.ECTR1C Oil.every time forfait Rheum, or and everything ?orr or Same eicitemen in Washington. at STOTT k CO'S Drug Store; also. OILMAN'S, and at the \ nuIHotel. j\ H?31* Lost, either in the a<ademv or oii the road to it, on yesterday, a large mourn ing Breastp.n. worked in rose* and leaves on the margin. A suitable reward will begiven if deliv ered either at Mr. Clias Trunnell's. el Frederick street. Georgetown, or at the Star office jy 1'2?3t C1IAS TRUNNELL Toys FOR THE VOING ONES, a beau tiful collection and vcrv cheip. at ' lamSiond> jy 1*2?3t Seventh at. lemons: lemons: JUST received a few boxes of very fine of the last importation, for sale, wholesale and retail by G. W. MAN KINS, jv 10^?:it Market Spare. Georgetown PEWS FOR SALE?A few pews have been added to Christ Church, and are ottered for *ale on plea*iag terms Applv to II.C Matthews, c omer Washington and NN est streets, or to P. T. BERRY A SON. jy 1*2?ca3t Water st., Georgetown. HAIR BRUSHES AND COMBS, Barry s Tricopheroiis. superior Ox Marrow Pomade, Cologne. Bay Ruui. Ac., at LAMMOXDS. ly 12?3t Seventh at. SHIRTS MADE TO ORDER?Gentleman a liest qi.ality of Shirts made to measure and warranted to fit. at the lowest New York prices WALL a STEPHENS Si! Pa avenue, next to Iron Hall jy 13?tf (News) rpHE LONDON STAGE. 4 vol*, octavo, eon X taining about two hundred of the best plays ?d the language (exclusive of Shakspeare's.) A ew set* or the alstve?second-hand copies, new o.ier being unobtainable?just imported from Lon don. Price ?5 jO l'RANCK TAYLOR jy HORSE FOR sale?A fine gentle HORSE cither i:nder ll.e s.iihl'e <?; ;n h:irn*\s*. is for sale. The owner is going awav and >Wy wishes to sell him. Enquire at SI'TTON S Llv erv Stable, on bth. near corner of D street, jy 11? S? HITTER A EAHLERT. VRTISTS. FRESCO, decorative, and every de*criptiou of ORNAMENTAL PAINTING. Orders left with Baldwin and Nenning. Arehl tects. corner I'enn avenue and 11th street, will be promptly attcuded to. jy II?lm* GEO. T. MASSEY. Dealer in Rent Estate and Land Warrnnta, A'o. 42?' it., Washington. I ANUS Iwuirht and sold throughout the Dis trict. Taxes paitl. Collections made. Drafts cashed, and the highest prices given for I .and Warrants. jy II?3t* DISSOLUTION. 1NHE copartnership heretofore existing between . WfLl. 1 am*o> A OsooPBT is this day dis solved by mutual consent. Either is authoriz<-d to settle t he business of the fcrin JNO B WILLIAMSON, ' jy 11?3t THOS W OSGODBY. GENTLEMEN'S I NDERGARMENTS. WE have a large and fine assortment of Silk, Gauze, Merino and Cotton I ndershirts. lin en anil cotton Drawer*. White and colored Shirts, llosierv. Ac., whieh we are now ottering at very low prices. WALL <t STEPHENS, 3'?l Pa ave., next door to Iron Hall jy 11?tf {New*] COFFIN WARE ROOM, Ac. J WILLIAM PLANT 6c CO., UNDERTA ? KERS?residence41" Seventh street, between G and H streets. Interments procured in any ground or cemetery. Cotfins. Caps, Shrouds. Car riages. Hearse, and even* article for interments of the best qualitv 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 uead for anv length of time. jy 11?ly CIIANOLER S ORATION on the Landing of the Pilgrim* in Maryland, i-amphlet?15 cents. H. W Billiard* Speeches and Addresses; one vol. ?vo Kirwan's letter* to the Right Rev Jno Hughe* Life in California. Mountains and Molehill*, by Frank Marvatt Strans's Life of Jesus Frank Leslie** Gazette for J uly Harper's Story Hock do jy if FRANCk TAYLOR. TAkE NOTICE. E \vi*h to k?-ep it in the remembrance of our friends and the public that we have now on hand as tine a stoek of Fancy Goods. Perfume rv\ and Millinery as is to be foiind id the District, ill of which we are disposing of at prices exceed ingly low. in order to reduce our stoek in some measure. We have Leghorn, Neapolitan, Crape. Silk, Lac,* and Straw Hats of the latest and most fash ionable styles. Al*o. Silk, Linen, Pa|>er. and other Fans. Combs. Brushes, and Toilet articles ;?ene.-aily. French, German, and American Per fumery. Flower Vase*. India Rubber Goods. Ac , to all of which we would invite the attention of the public generally and the ladies in particular, ;tnd would most jespeetfuliy request them to give us a call, when something fn our line is wanted, and we will make every endeavor to supply theiu to their satisfaction. l*>'h as regard* to quality and price. HI'TCHINSONTa Ml'NRO, 510 Pa. av.. bet. 9th and 10th strwt*. jy WHILE MANY OF Ol R MERC HANTS are complaining of dull times and tell us they have more clerks than customers. G. FRANCIS, 4W Seventh street. i* rapidly se lling oil every thing in the way of Housekeeping Hardware, and al ways gets the money. He thinks the times are certainly improving. The truth is. he sells low, and the people are beginning to understand it. lr good articles, low prices, and every etlortto pleo??e will suit purchasers, he is determined that his customers i?hall I* sati*tied. jy lu CARRIAGES. 1HAVE on hand some handsome light and con venient family Carriages and Bu^-qJKX^|P gies. A two horse Carriage and Ex -eH press Wagon. Those desirous of purchasing any of the above described articles cheap will do well to call on the suhscrilier immediately, as 1 am de termined to sell low for ca>h, or on accommodat ing terms ? All work warranted. Repairing done at the shortest notice and in the most approved manner. S. FLYNN, No. 3>>5 D st., bet l'Jth and hfth. jy 9?lm opposite the Kirkwood House. Fifty dollars key% ard?For the apprehension of my boy Jell' Fauutleroy. who absconded from my house about the jsth of June, lb55. He is about 5 feet fc inc hes in height, c<?p per colored, has a tine 0|s?n countenance when spoken to. Had on when last seen, blue frock coat, metal buttons, black cloth pant* and patent leather shoes, blue cloth cap. I will give the above reward if taken in the town or county of Al exandria or in the District of Columbia, and 910U if taken elsewhere. GEORGE SNYDER, jy 9?Gt Alexandria. Va. BANKING HOUSE OF PA 1RO A NOl RSE, OPPOSITE CMTID STATES TEEASCET BONDS. STOCKS. AND OTHER SECURI TIES, Purchased and Sold lntereat, at the rate of six ner cent per annum, allowed on de^ita when left for thirty days or longer. jan *24?bin W