EVENING STAR. WA8HIHGT0H CITY: WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON J?Iy 18. ACETiTS FOR THE STAR. The following persona are authorised to eon tract for the publication of advertisements in the Star : Philadelphia?V. B Palmer, N. W. comer of Third and Chestnut streets. New York?f* M rETTiJieiLLA Co , Nassau street. Button-?V. B. Paliier. Scollay's Building. 12 'Advertisements should be handed in by 13 o'clock. M ., otherwise they may sot ap pear until the next day. 8PIE1T OF THE MOENETG PRESS. The Intelhgmcer fay? of the policy of the French Emperor: "By the last arrival fiorn Europe we received from our Paris Correspondent copies of the Paris Monittur of the 30th of June and 1st instant. The pimcipnl items of news con tained in these papers have already been giv en to our reailtn But lx>tb papers are nearly filled with a very interested correspondence, carried on in 17n3. between the then head of the French Cabinet, M. De Vergennes. and the Baron I>c Bretuel, then Ambassador at the Court of Vienna. These are both names well known to those who are familiar with our Revolutionary history. They were both states men of the highest order and of the most hon orable principles; and the letters which passed between them, had we time and space for their translation and republication, would, we doubt not, be read with great interest. '?These are intnxluced by the Moniteur for the purpose of showing that Napoleon III., in his present policy towards Russia, has been actuated by no new scheme of ambition, but has merely sought to give reality to an idea csseutially French?one which is to bo found at the bottom of all the measures of the Kings of France from the first developments of Rus sian power to the present day. While Louis XVI.. with all his disposable means, was aid ing the United States in tbeir struggle against England. Catharine II., relinquishing Prussia, which since the division of Poland was of no further use to her. formed an alliance with Austria for the purpose of dividing European Turkey between them. Austria derived no advantage from this alliance, but Russia prof ited by it to seise possession of the Crimea and ot Couban. by means of which she not only obtained dominion ol the Bluuk Sea, but gained a position from which she could threaten Constantinople. This is supposed to havfe been, if not the sole reasor. one of the princi pal reasons which induced France to make one of the parties to the treaty of peace of 17SJ with Great Britain. The preliminaries of this peace were scarcely signed before the French Government called the attention of the Cabi net of St. James to the danger which threat ened Europe, and particularly Turkey, by the unopposed extension of the Russian power. Hot England did not at that moment partake of the tears ot France as to tha ultimate de signs of Russin, and neither she nor Austria was ?willing t-> unite in the views of the Cabinet of Versailles. The first doigu of Louis XVI., for the execution of which he desired to have the supp? rt of the Cabinets of London, Vienna. Tu rin, and Berlin?that of Spain he had already aecur-d?wa-siuiply by united, amicable, but strong representations, to dissuade Ruseia, if possible from consummating her projects as to the C.imea and Couban. Failing in this desired ^upp?Tt of his views, Louis attempted it with the single co-operation of Spain, but without ?suoc?;j : and he again sought the alliance of England, at least ?o far as t?> compel Russia to eontc .t herself with the possession of Couban. But England once more repelled hi* proposi tion. After the Crimea and the Couban were filially incorporated with the Russian Empire, the King of Prance proposed to Joseph II. to join him in interdicting to Russia the right oj maintaining a i~ar marine in the Binci 2st<i. or at least covt palling her to conjinc her naval force there. to vessds not exceeding tictuty git,IS. Thus it is seen that the Cabinet of Versailles entertained, more than three fourths of a century ago, the idea of an alli ance with England for the very purpose which the genius of N.ipcleon III. at length per suaded that power to adopt. '?This is at least a curious fact in history, which is abundantly corroborated by the cor respondence to which we have referred." The Union praises Senator Fitspatriek, and deprecates the idea of superceding him at Washington by any Know Nothing. The same paper argues elaborately, and with great power and effect, to prove that Know Nothing is merely a new phase of the alicn-and sedition-lawi m of li>00, quoting very applica ble extract? from Luane's Aurora, of those times, to make trood that position. PERSONAL^" .... Of the living graduates of Har vard College, it is estimated that more than 70t> reside in Boston or its vicinity. .... The name of President Frelinghuysen, of Rutgers College. New Brunswiek. is hoisted at the head of the Springfield (Ohio) Republic, for the Presidency of the United States. .... Capt. Johi; Hitchcock, one of the oldest Captains on the North river, died in Albany on Saturday. ? ? ? The address before the Agricultural Fair at Pcweltnn. near Philadelphia, in Sep tember, is to be delivered by cx-Governor Bigler. .... On Monday the Russian Consul Gen eral, Alexis Eufetaphkve. Capt. I. K. Teern >htcin. Engineer in U?** K ucian Imperial Navy, and Captaio Alexander Sokoloff. of the Rus sian Imperial Service, visited the Brooklyn Navy \ urd. Alter inspecting the various works in progre.?. they went on board of the North Carolina, as the guests of Capt Colhoun and officers. .... Jullicn ia expected in New York, with a new Kionster orchestra of unrivalled artists. *arly ia August, and has the Academy of Mu.-ic engaged for August and September. ... .The Rev. Alexander Campbell of Betha ny. Va.. died in New Orleans, on the 27th ul timo, of disea-e of the heart. Ho was the founder of the se~t of chii.-tians known as the "Disciples,* m>w very numerous and pow ertul. was the president of a theological col legu at Ufthany, the editor of a denomination al magazine, and a man of much earnest and eloquence. .... The Hon. C. J. Faulkner, of Va., u Still in this city. So. also, is Ger. McNeir, of Pa., a member of the last U. S. Hou-e of Rep resentative. "Ihc lion. W. N. Shinn, a former M. C. In in N. C., is also in Washington, at the U. S. Hotel. The frigate Congress left the Brooklyn navy yard, on Monday, to join the Mediter ranean squadron. LjPJ The entire abolitien of newspaper pos' age took effect iir Canada on the 3.1 iust. Br^rhe Hou.ton (Texas) Telegraph. July "*1' says that the grading on the Houston rail road M nearly completed on the first seotion of tweiity-livw mites, the ties are being delivered, and the work generally is in a state of forward net* that will enable the contractor to com* plete it before the time required by his con tract. The work <>i laying down the iron will be commenced in a short time. QF*Ikrj. F. Ai>gel. Esq., our late Consul to Honolulu, iu a letter to the Rochester I>aily Union, dated Cairo. Egypt. May 2ttth, says there were, at the dale of this letter, about ?me hundred deaiim a day of tho cholera in Cairo, and about a dox?u by the plague. The eholera wil> ragiug ia?re tearfully than at any time since l^aO.?Albany Atlas. Remabk vble Freak of Nati ee ?The brig Isabella, from Humaeoa P H., has on board * -so. full growu, having but three lege nd one foreleg?there being no ap -ijuU or place for tne other ' ut remarkably active, at a respectable gait ". Jour, of Com. WASHIfrGTOir TTEVTZ kWD GOSSIP. Catting it Fat-?The editors of the New York Express have got it into their noddles that the community are, ?with few exception*, essentially fools. W? draw this inference from the gravity with which they publish as the truth the following biklderdaah, accusing the Administration with being on a regular Protectant hunt. a* it were, fox the benefit cf Catholics: Rp.movals.?The Administration is not only removing from office American? M Americans, hut Protenauto as Tiob?m*t* Amrncmmmn und Protestantism being in its eyes tho two grounds of offenee. It is a mean business, and eveVy decent person, home born or foreign borifc white usb black man, woman or child, mu?t feel, if capable of feeling, that euofc proscription reflects infinite discredit upon the parties who proscribe. The Secretary of the Navy Department and the Postmaster Gen eral have each removed Protectants and ap? |m tin ted in their places Roman Catholics?and in the ca^e of the former the person removed, George Wilson, was one of the most accom plished mechanics in the country. Tho humblest day laborer in the United States service is now not safe at the seat of Government, if he is an American by birth und in sentiment, or if he is not hostile to the broad national principle of placing the power of the Government in the hands of his own countrymen. No wonder foreign ignoranco and impudence combine when sustained by such men and such principles.?IV. 1". Exp.. July 16. To those in Washington who have observed the course of the Administration with refer ence to its patronage, we need not say that the above extract from the Express, is a tissurc of falsehood from beginning to end. The Admini ? t ration, neither in making removals and appoin ments, inquires nor knows any more of the reli gion of the decapitated aud appointed, than any that of the man in the moon. They arc remov ing men who have secretly .bound themselves, by unlawful oaths, to labor to proscribe every man in the service of the Government, high or low?clerk, officer, mechanic, mosscnger, or laborer, who does not sympathize with their secret political organixation, and they are ap pointing in place of those decapitated on account of their identification with the prescriptive po Uticalorgamxation, men who are actively op posed to it. We have given above, in a few words all the facts which the Express thus seeks to distort. We hear, and believe, that it has been gravely considered in at least one of the Know Nothing lodges in the city, whether it will not bo best, in ease the Administration perseveres in its course of physicking men whohave taken such oaths as we describe abovo with their own medicine, to -eize the arsenal in this city am thus start a revolution at the political capita of the United States! This has been done with the full knowledge that all the world is aware of tho fact that the Know Nothing party, <?h??r*?ver they have obtained power, have re!cnt1?vslv and remorselessly proscribed every one. old or young, lame, halt or blind, Protestan'-or Catholic, foreign-born or native, who, beirg within the reach of their oMcial axe, fail.- to sympathize with them politically. It stril:on us that it will take much more thnn such misrepresentations of its course and conduct a? tliis from the Express, to inducc tho Administration to refrain from treating every one who has coine under the treasonable obligation: of tho Know Nothing ritual, as dangeruu& ciK'iuies to the constitution. More especially as eueh trcatmeut is evidently be ginning to work well for the future of the country. A Eonibla Conspiracy Discovered:?The world is indebted to that far-seeing journal, the Briti?h New York Albion, for the discov cry of the most terrible and horrible conspira cy of the age in which we live, and the BritL-h, as well as those Americans who are more thoughtful of the honor and interest of tbo British Government than of that under which they live, can never be sufficiently grateful to the journal in question. The discovery is that members of the Russian legation, in this city, actually managed to make the British War Offiee in London, as long ago as March last, iisue order? to have recruits for the British army in the Crimea raisod in this country, over, around, and against what they knew to bo the law cf the United States on the subjcct. They accomplished even more than that, ac cording to the Albion; inducing those who kept the keys of the treasury of tho realm, to send on this tide of the Atlantic large sums of British money to be expended in this scheme of the Russian legation in Washington. Th y also actually inVeigled Sir GasparLo Merchant into th?'ir plot, making him and one Mr. liowe. a distinguished functionary of the British Gov ernment in the North American provinces, the chief wire-workers in carrying out their terri ble conspiracy against the honor of their Government and the integrity of its dealings with other Governments. Nay, they inveigled the British consuls in different American cities into their plot as co-worker* with them, and induced them so to conduct themselves as to attract the attention of the Government of the United States to what they were doing. In truth, this Russian legation in Washing ton must bo a terrible set of fellows, to be able to use the authorities of Britain for such dis reputable ends, while their Government is ac tively engaged in a great war with Russia' When the New York Albion fancies going on a hunt for a mare's nest again, wc will go along, by all means, as wc fancy tho sport amaxingly?wo do. Assignment of Claims.?A claim against the United States had been legally assigned, and the assignee applied for payment. It was found that the assignor had received from the United States, on another account, a sum of money to which he was not entitled. It was held that a claim against the United States in the hands of an assignee of the original credi tor is subject to all the equities existing be tween the assignor and the Government, and those equities must be satisfied before the as signee can be benefited by tho assignment. The legal distinction between the assignment of a elaim not negotiable, or what is callcd in law a chose in action, and the transfer of ne gotiable paper by endorsement, is clear and well settled; and the sum erroneously paid the assignor was deducted in this case from tho amount of the assigned claim. Sending Lottery Schemes by Mail.?Not withstanding the earnest efforts of tho Post Officc Department to prevent the violations of the postago laws by lottery ticket venders, cases are constantly arising wherein those statutes are set at dt-fiance by such individ uals. We hear that there is an average of forty bushels per ditm of lottery-scheme pub lications reaching daily, unpaid, the Cleve land, Ohio, distributing po*t office. The law, fixing the penalty for violation at fifty dollar?, provides " that no postmaster or assistant postmaster shall act as agent for lot tery offices, or under any color of purchase, or otherwise, vend lottery tickft?;" and that '? no po?tinast^r shall receive free of postage, or frank lottery schemer, circulars or ticket?." Therein1?, all suck lottery schemes, circulars or tickets, addressed either to a postmaster or or assistant postmaster, must bo excluded from tho mail, together with all other transient matter of this kind, addressed simply to an office and not to any individual. Under the?e circumstances, those sending such schemes through the mails without the prcpaymeut of postage, under pretence that they are n?wspa]?ers, or under any other pre tencc, will Hud the game costing thorn far more than it comes to, as at least nine out of every ten of them will fail to reach those to whom they may be addressed, under the meas ures taken by the department to detect their presence in the mails. James B. Clay on the Stump.?This gentle man, the surviving son of Henry Clay, and the owner of Ashland, has. it seems, taken to the stump against Know Nothingisin. and bids fair to prove himself worthy of the blood that courses in his vein?. As there is, doubtless, great curiosity to learn tho vicwe, on the all absorbing topic, cf him whoso principles and sentiments must, more nearly than those of any one else, be modeled after those of this gentleman's revered father, wo copy from a Frankfort (Ky.) paper the following report of his remarks, and those of another gentleman, who. for many years past, has been at the head of the Whig party in Kentucky : with whom his influence, resulting from his high character, enlightenment, nerve, and attain ments has been unbounded. We may add that he (Mr. Beck) is now being enthusiastically sustained for Congress by the Democratic party of his district, who nobly waive all minor con siderations to aid ia the election of a patriotic gentleman opposed to the most dangerous cabal that ever essayed to undermine free institu tions. [From the Kentucky Statesman. July 10 ] Yesterday was a great day in this city. It being court day, a great many people from the country were in the city. It had previously been announced that Mr. James B. Beck, one ! of the most distinguished and able lawyers in . our city, and Mr. James B. Clay, son of the j sage of Ashland, and owner of the old family I seat, would address the people on the political j topics of the day. There was great anxiety to 1 hear both gentlemen, and at the appointed i hour the court house was filled to overflowing. ( Mr. Beck spoke first. He has always been j a Whig, though a man of independent thought 1 and action, lie spoke for two hours, and made 1 one of the most able and efficient arguments i against Know Nothingisin that we have lis- ; tened to during the present contest. His speech, t-iroughout. was powerful, argu mentative, convincing, conclusive, and told wit'i tremendous effect upon his audience. The next gentleman who took the stand was Mr. James B. Clay, who, as we have already : remarked, is the son of the great statesman, and has succeeded to the paternal estate of Ashland. Mr. Clay said that this was his first effort at a public speech, and nothing less than the profound interest which he felt in the great questions at issue, could induce him to appear ? on this occasion. Never before had such ex traordinary, -itch alarming, Fuoh novel ones- ' tions be?n presented for tue political consider- i ati rn of the American people His apprehen sions were aroused in view of them, and he sometimes trembled for the fate of his country. The idea that this government wa3 to be taken into the keeping of a secret, political, oath bound organization, which set up unconstitu tional test-oath.*, and the members of which were bound to each other bv the most t?rrible obligation?, was to him most alarming, and -hould, in his judgment, arouse the apprehen sions of every patriotic man in the whole country. Mr. Clay denied that the platform put forth by the late Know Nothiag convention at Philadelphia, was the real platform of the party?party did I call them, said he; no. they are not a party in any proper acceptation of the term. Parties have heretofore been open, public and above board ; but this is a secret, oath-bound, political organization, which is seeking after the political power of the country, by ways and means unknown to the law. and in palpable disregard of the long e.-t:i bli-hed usages of the people and tho his tory of tho government. It sought political power, not by open and fair means, but by secret plotting*, by cabalistia pass-Words, by signs and grips, unknown to the peoplo at large, and in palpable violation of the whole spirit and genius of the government. No, ho said, the true platform of this extra ordinary organisation is to be found in thtir oaths and ritual. There were to be found the thing- w hich they were sworn to do and to carry out; and looking into these oaths and ritual, ho found that their objects were to strike at the citiscns of foreign birth, at the immigrants from other countries, to disfranchise, to de grade and disgrace them, by depriving them iiotoi.lv of the right to Americanize themselves, but by catting tfccm '.ff from the rights of hos pitality and humanity. They aUo sought to disfranchise and degrade another class of our citizens, whether native born or foreign, on account of their religious ojtinions. in plain violation of the constitution of the country, and regardless of the plainest dictates of jus tice and humanity. Mr. Clay said that rather than submit any extended remarks of his own on thetm subject!', he had chosen to collate the expressed and au thentic opinions of the old fathers of the re public; and he read extc-iisively from the wri tings of Washington, of Jefferson, of Madison, of Jackson, of Qaincy and others. lie concluded his happy effort by saying that though the old whig party, with which he had always acted, wa9 broken and dispersed, yet he appeared there as one of the old rear guard of that once powerful and great party; and in that capacity ke protested against this new secret organization, as fraught with dan ger to his country and its liberties; and he called upon all the old liners of the whig par ty to join him in the protest. Now, and Then.?1 w^uld rather be an itinerant Methodist preacher than President of tho United States."' A short time thereafter?took a SI,000 clerk ship. Monday, July 18th. he ''gave all present notice, that though the oldest man in the board, ! and though he had refused to notic? personal < imputations on himself up to this time, here after he would prevent any such treatment of j Kim-elf by any body, at the peril of his life? if he spilled every drop of his blood on that j fl >or, he would do it!" i>t. J a me i ejus tie, chap 1?verses IV and 20 : " Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man bo swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to ; wrath ; for the wrath of man worketh not the ! righteousness of God.'' Chap, tf, verses 17 and 10: ' But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, lull of mercy and good works, without partiality and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace." Opened ?The bids for the construction of the new Custom House at Burlington, Vt.. were opened yesterday, and those for that of 1 the Newark (N. J.).Custom House to-day. To morrow, those for Oie conduction of the New Iluvtn (Ct.) Custom House will .be opened at the Treaty Dejartment. The Burlington contract will probably be awarded to-day. The new A wist ant Secretary of State.-* Jno. Addison Thomas. Esq., of New York city, who is now on the ?ther side of the Atlantic, will embark for Washington from Liverpool in October next, and arriving here will immedi atoly enter upon the discharge of his official duties in the State Department. Appointed?Mr. R. B. Washington has been appointed clerk to the superintendent pf the construction of the extension ?f tba Treas ury building, at the salary of a first class clerkship?$1,200 per annum. Capt. G. W. Smith ho? been appoiated superintendent of tho repairs of the Treasury building. A Removal and Appointment.?Mr. John King has been removed from the clerkship to tho District of Columbia penitentiary, and Mr. John (1 arret has been appointed in hb steal. A Pension Agent Appointed ?Isaac Van derpool, Esq., has been appointed agent for paying pensions at Albany, N. Y., vice James M. French, deceased. The Current Operations of the Treasury Department.?On yesterday, the 17th of July, there were of Treasury Warrants entered on the books of the Department? For the Treasury Department.... $16,010 34 For the Interi?r Department 37,877 33 War Warrauts received and en tered 34,787 60 Covered in from lands 305,916 41 Covered in from miscellaneous sources 64 28 Repayments on account of tho Navy. 31,464 78 GEORGETOWN CORRESPONDENCE. Georgetown, July 18'. 1855. Quite a spirited revival of religion is now in progress at the west Georgetwn (Methodist) station, under the pastoral charge of the Rev. Mr. .Speak. Notwithstanding the oppressively warm weather, large congregations are in at tendance every evening, and quite a number of earnest seekers of religion are nightly found at the alter of prayer. Mr. Speaks, from all we can learn, is very popular among his peo ple, and promts to be instrumental in accom plishing much good in that part of our city where he labors. His zealous ministerial la bors has already created a very extensive de gree of religious feeling among those who at tends upon his ministry. The following was placed in our hands this morning by one of the sufferers : u The pump on theeornerof lieall and Montgomery street*, ?so long out of ordcr; has for the last two weeks been bereft of its handle. Thus saving many a child from hard knocks upon the head, and grown persons from useless swings of the arms," and we may add. and compelling many a thirsty man and beast to plod on his way with parched and thirsty lips. We sinceroly hope that tho proper person will see to the matter at once, as toe denizens in that quarter are great on cold water.
~ The fine new warehouse of the Messrs. Hit ter. upon the canal, has been completed, and they are now in it. driving ahead like a loco motive. dealing out their variottJ commodities to their numerous customers, and superintend ing the affairs of their packet (Congress) line U> the Point of Rocks. The very general improvement of the foot ways, which has been going on in our city for some time, must be very gratifying to all classes of pedestrians. There are, however, a few more left, which some bricks, and a little 8andvand labor, would not hurt. We hope the good work will continue to go on. There is nothing doing in the flour market, from the fa-jt that there is nothing to do with. We learn that every wholesale dealer in the market, with one single exception, has closed out, and the one who has not has on hand such a very light stock, that he has no desire to sell, exccpt at prices which are above the views of any except the retailers. No new has yet been offered. Considerable quantities of new wheat is beginning to come iu by wagone. Every sample we have seen, is very superior. In deed all that ha.? arrived thus far argues fa vorably lor the present crop both in quality and quantity. Sales at ?1.90 a *2. From ail we can gather, buyer" arc not anxious to pur chase vcty extensively at these prices, as it is almost certain that a few weeks more will bring about a further decline iu both wheat and flour all over the country; small sales of corn at 51.09. Spectator. ils well i| J ATTENTION, UNION GUARDS ?You Etl pkare requested to meet at your armorv, f<] M Washington Light Infantry Hall, on TlUs ii-i(Wednesday) EVENING, July lsth. at - o'clock precisely. It is earnestly desired that every member will be punctual in his attendance as business of import am c will lie laid before the Company. By order J. J. MULLO V, l.t. Com. Jxo. Shea. Sec. jy 1&?It ?THK UNION FIRE COMPANY take great pleasure in announcing to the pub lic that they will give their iirst grand Excursion and Pic Nic to the WHITE HOUSE oil WED N ESDAY, August 6, 1S,?5. Particulars in future advertisement. jy 17?it# U (II. F.) C. A ?Capitol Circle B. U. give an excursion on TUESDAY, August Tib. Particulars in future advertisement. jy II?It# tiR ATIFY THE CHILDREN by giving to * them Toys, and select them from the large stock at LAMMOND'S, 7th st. jv ?3t ' STRAYED FROM THE SUBSCRIBER, ON S inday morning, July l'th,a dark bay fS, - HORSE. He was a little lame in his front l^^s. A reward of live dollars will lje givAii? re turned to John Foy's Hotel, near the Railroad Depot. . jy ib-.it* LAND WARRANTS BOUGHT ut the high est rates. ? Sight drafts remitted to persons at a distance sending me Warrauts, on any city they may des ignate. Stocks bought and sold on commission. HAMILTON G. FANT, Banker, 432 Pa. avenue, Washington, D. C. Jy ?Imeo (Intel) BOOT AND SHOE STORE REMOVED. GEORGE BKE.UER has removed his well known Gentleman"*. BOOT AND,? SHOE Store and Factory from 11th street, i between Pa. avenue and E street, to Pa.\ avenue, a few doors above VV il lards' Hotel. He is prepared in his new premises to give satis faction to all. G. B. has by dint of great care in purchasing his stoc k, employing none out A No. 1 workmen, and by his capacity to tit his customers so as to have his work set very easy on the foot, while it al ways exhibits the most fashionable style, earned a reputation in his business second to that of no other custom-work boot and shoe inaker in the Union. He solicits the patronage of all, and his terms will be most reasonable to all. jy lb?tf *? MRS. C. Rl'OFF, I^TILLINER. (lately from New York) respect 1*J. fully informs the ladies of Washington V. that she has taken rooms at No. Ea*l?E^ Capl'.ol street, near the eastern gate of Capi-ylM tol Park, where ahe intends to keep on hand a splendid assortment of the Latest styles of SPR1 \" G BONNETS, MANTILLAS, Ac., which wili be sold at om*. kulf the }>rice usutilhj sold in tkt stores of this city. Bonnets sold for from $3 to #0, worth from S5 to $19. Mrs. R. is determined to retail her stock to the ladies at prices she usually receives at wholesale to the stores. The ladies are invited to call at her rooms and judge for themselves. jy 31* HO! FOR THE SPRINGS!?Persons who contemplate a journey to the springs, sea-side mountains or the country, should not neglect to call at 30b I a. avenue, and get their stock of hair, tooth, nail, bathing and clothes Brushes. Dress Ing, side. putf. neck, tine and pocket Combs, fine Pomatum, llair Oil, Bay Water, Cologne Ex lra5tSnforJtlie ,l?ndkerchief. Soap. Toilet Boxes and Powder, traveling, pic nic, work, and card Baskets. Ac., at the Piano, Music. Stationery and Variety Store of JNO. F. ELLIS, :**> I'a. avenue, betw ?Jth and luth sts. jy 16?tf BEST QUALITY SOLE LEATHER, Trar. eling and Packing Trunks, Hat Boxes, Va' ises, Carpet Bags, Satchels, Ac.?We have this day received a large variety of ail kind* of the above named goods, which we are prepared to sell """ My wt"* WALL A STEPHENS, jy i^_3t avenue, next door to Iron Hall. OEUVKES COMPLETES DE MOLIERE very numerous engravings, tl as Consuelo. by George Sand. 3 vols, very aume rous engavings. Si i Physial^gie du Gout, par BrTllat-Safcrin; very numerous engravings 3? cents. Jy*8 FRANCE TAYLOR TO ALL THAT VALTJE THEIB SIGHT. JOHN TOBIAS, PR A C TIC A L OP TIC IA N, WISH RS to mil the attention to all that suffer with defective sigfct. caused l>v age, sick ness and particularly from fflBtaes Injudiciously wkctod. to hi* wipfrior SPECTACLES and GLASSES carefully ground tnr hint* If to a true spherical accuracy, and brilliant transparency, suited precisely and lieaeficially to the wearer ac cording to the concavity or convexity of the eve Verf numerous are the ill eflfccts caused to the precious organ of sight from the commencement of using glasses in not being precisely suited, by the use of an Optometer: and the practice of mam years, enable* him to measure the focal disease of tlie eyes, and such glasses that are absolutely re ?[uired \%111 be furnished with precision and sali? action. J. T. acknowledges the very liberal encourage ment already obtained, and further solicits the pa tronage of those that have not yet availed them selves of his aid. Persons that cannot conveniently call, by send ing the glasses in use. and stating how many Inches they can read this print with their specta cles, can lie supplied with such that will improve their sight. Innumerable testimonials to be s?en ; and refer ences given to tiianv who have deri,.*d the greatest ease and comfort front his glasses. Circulars to be had gratis, at his office. No. 512 Seventh street, three doors from Odd Fellow* Hall, up stairs. Norfolk, September?. 1SSI. Sir?The Spectacles you made for me suit very well, and seem to have Improved my sight more than anv other 1 have lately tried. LITT W. TAZEWELL. I have tried a pair of Spectacles obtained from Mr. Tobias, and find theni of great assistance to my sight, and corresponding with his description of the focus. 1 recommend him as a skillful opti cian. HENRY A. WISE. Mr. J. Tobias : Sir?The pair of Spectacles voi furnished me yesterday are narticularlv satisfac tory to me. They are very decidedly the best I possess, and I am the owner of eight or nine pair, carefully selected in different places and from op ticians recommended to me on account of their frofeesionai standing in England. France and th< United States. I have been also pleased with your remarks and directions on the treatment of ihe eyes, for the purpose of preserving and improv ing the sight. Respectfully, vours, CHAS CALDWELL. Professor of M. C., Louisville. Ky. Ltxchbcbg, Nov. 10, 1S54. | Mr. John Tobias having furnished me with Glasses. by which I have been greatly aided (nr. vision having suffered greatly from reading a: night In my earlier life) it affords ine the highes" pleasure to say that I consider him a skillful prac tical optician, and well prepared to aid those Who may need his professional service*. WM B ROUZIE, Elder of Methodist Conference. WiLxtxSTOS. N. O.. Jan. ?7, 4o5?. Mr. J.Tobias: Dear Sir?I am happy to sav that the Spectacle* which I obtained from you last week are entirely satisfactory. From an inequal ity in the visual range of my eyes, I liave hereto fore found great difficulty in getting glasses of the proper focal distance. It affords me pleasure to state that, by the aid of your optometer, this diffi culty has lieen happily obviated so that theglasso you furnished me are decidedly the best adapted to my eyes of any I have ever yet used. Very respectfully, yours, k B DRANE. Rector of St. James Parish. Depart merit of Interior. Mar", 1S55 From natural defects and the unequal range of my eyes, I have been compelled to use glasses for several years. I have tried different optician* without obtaining glasses perfectly fitted to m\ eyes. Four months since Mr Tobias made two pairs especially for me. which 1 have found to serve me perfectly. By the use of his optometer he is enabled to adapt Glasses minutely to the eye. I most cheerfutly recommend Mr. Tobias to all having occasion to useglasses. and bear my testi inony as to his skill a? an optician. HENRY E BALDWIN. Assist. Sec:y to sign Land Warrants. Jy 18?If (No. 541] NOTICE FOR RESTORING CERTAIN Lands to market in the State of Missouri. The grant of land made by the act of Congress ap proved J une lu. IK?.', to aid in the construction of a railroad -from the lowii of IIAN1BAL to the town of ST. JOSEPH, in said State." having lieen adjusted as far as practicable, xotic* is hereby aivix that all the vacant lands heretofore withdrawn and withheld from ?-ale or enirv alonk the route of the said road, which lie outside of the limits ofi?.r miUs on each side of the same, situ ated in the undermentioned townships, and parts of townships, which have not been or shall not be selected in virtue of any grant made by Congress, or legally claimed by pte eoiption. and which were subject to private entry a' the date of with drawal, will be restored to private entry on and after Monday, the Kir A dau of September next, et the prices fixed by the graduaii on act of the tlfcof August. 1851, which requires the time to bede ducted, duriug which the lands shall have been withdrawn and withheld frout market, on the da\ of restoration, to wit: At the land office at PALMYRA. North of the bast fin?? and treat of thi fifth prin cipal meridian. Township 55, of range 2 North half of township 51 and townships 55 and ?"?>#, of range 3 North half of township 51 and townships 55# .16* and Jc*. of range 4 1 North half of township 54 and townships 56*. 56#, 58#, 59# and *Mi. of range 5 Townships 51, 55*. 56#, 59* and 6ti, of range C Townships 51, 55*, 57*. 53*, 59 and (iV of ran 't 7, Townships 54. .<5*. 3T?, and 59, of range 8 Townships 51, 55-', 57?, 5s and south half of 59. of range 9 North half of township 54, and townships 55#. 56#, 57*. ofc * and 59, of range 10 North haif of township 64, and townships55. 56*, 5fc*, 59, and south half of ??, of range 11 North haif of township 54 and townships 65, 5*>#, 58*. 59 and south half of 60, of ran^e la Townships 55, 56. 5e, 59 and south half of 00, of range 13 At the land office at MI LAN. Sorth of the bast line and ice it of thi fifth prin cipal meridian. Townships 5G*, 5s#, 59 and south'half of 60 of range 14 ? Townships 36*, 5;#, 59 and south half of 60 of range 15 Townships 56#, 5e*, 50 and south half ot 00. ot rau_e 16 Townships 56*, 5c* , 59 and south half a( 60, of range 17 Townships 56#, 58#, 59 and south half of 60, of range 18 Townships 56*, 58*, 59 and south half of 60, of ramje 19 Townships 56*. 5c*, 59 and south half of 60. c f range 20 Townships .56*, 5c*, 59 and south half of 60. of range 21 Townships 56*, 5s-*. 59 and GO, of range 22 Township 56*, 5-*, 5s* and 60, of range 23 At the land office at FAYETTE. North of the lase line and ic<st 0/ the fifth prin cipal mtridian. aiT?and liS?f raUgCS 14'15' W>17> 1S? 19 ??? At the land office at PLATTSBURG. North of tht ban Hit and west of the fifth prin cipal tnrridian. ??|r?*0"w'*18LI 55, 56#, 58#, 59#, and 60, of range Townships 55, 56*, 58*, 59 and south half uf 60. of range 25 Townships 55, 56*, 5?#. 59 and south half of 00. of range J?i North half of township 54 and townships 55, 56#, 58#, 59 and south half of 60. of range 27 North half of township 54 and townships 55, 56#, 58#, 59 and south half of 00, of range 2b North half of township 54 and townships 55, 5R#, 5"*, 59 and south half of 60, of range 29 North haif of township 54 aud townships 55 56#, 5c#, 59 and south half of Oil, of range 30 North half of township 51 and townshios 55 56# , 5c* arid 59. of range 31 ' liaJ^ 5* township 54 and townshii* 55, 56#, ue#. and 59, cf range Ll*f "f Vown8Lip 51 aad townships 55, 50*, 5fc* and 59. of range ?j bal/ township 51 and townships55, o??#, jn# and 59. of range & ' North half of township 54 and townships 5i. ikrth V u ' f f T"1 half of(iu< of range : 5 North half of township 54 and township. 55, V ' ^ La" of Uo? of range 3i. of raiige 37 JJ' Ai' &<?M aad ?outh half of 60 Township 55 of range 3b. The townships marked thus # being only parts ?r t,hose cut bT the six-iiiile limits. * ^-fmption claims which attac h to any of the above lands within the fifteen-mile limits under , af, *^1* ?f 3d .March, 1853. and under the act of I ' 1?54, to anv of the lands hereby re storea to market, must lie |?roven up prior to the uay fixed for the restoration of the lands to private JgjT? oras *oon as practicable after seeing this no Simultaneous applications for the same tract by two or more persons or parties said tract will be Sup at auction, and awarded to the highest bid among such applicants according to the ride in such cases. Given tinder my hand, at the General Land Of flee, at the citv of Washington, this fourteenth day of July. A. D. 1855. By order of the President: GEO C. WHITING jy 10 law6w Acting Comn!.,^ PEW. FOR SALE.?A few pewn hiv# added to Christ Church, ani art* oflVmi for TO THE LADIES OF WAIHI^OTOH !!! <*? SLEEP WELL!" allaavwbo use Profwi I Charles DfUgATH B *? ELECTRIC OIL ft-om Philadelphia Do yon kn?w that pr?tvH wakefulness I* the mod prnllfc cause of Insanity Give one all sleep and IxsaaiTT tuin?i dccur. The faithful mother's ear is ever open t< the err of a frrtfnj child, irritable. because scr fEEiso either from teething ??r ntber cansr*. and un?he rise* from Iter sleep and bed to ?lieve b*i child, until bir ows Xervoti* Systera and Viu] \ pparatus become gencraltv d?any*** and pros trated A child free from P*.x and Cneaslne* seldom rests badly or L'ives trouble Ail this ca~ be avoided; and a world of grief and ?i." lety n it ?gated. if not wholly cured. t>v the use of thin de lightful " F.LECTRIC OIL,*' invented cad pre pared by a I*ooI<>t of eminent rxpt-rifnc?. A trisl will co*'t but a little- Come tothe National Hold at 5 p in . or at the Drui Store* N B.?K'^n ti.e Bottle well corked. and rub qui. kly. OOioe, 30 buuth Eighth street. Phils delphia. Jy 16?3t Lost,ox Monday afternoon, be. tvreen M?sn OaM A Bro'? f>tn<??nd the cor ner of 7th street and Man land avenue, a <>OI.H BREASTPIN, set with pearl The finder will ??? liberally rewards by leaving it at the Store of JOHN H SEMMES> A CO ; corner 9th street and La. avenue. Ijr 17 C. WARKINER, WATCHMAKER, .Ve. 330 Pa. attmm-f. brltrrtd 9tk ?si Mti ttrtfti, WASHIXOTOM. P. C. Pivoting. Jeweling, and every kind of repairs to Wati hes. jy 17- 3m NOW IS THE TIME TO LAY IN VOIR Ft EL. 'PHE undersigned will now deliver good Oak A Wood, live cords *r upwards, at ?5 Stf jw ord, cash. I am now landing a cargo of first ?ualitv red ash COAL, which I will deliver flvs of upward*, at per to?; While A A at J i.26. cash i or I will deliver both wood and coal at half <loliar advance on the above prices and glee thirty days' credit, but not over that lime to relia ble persons In order to sell at the above low pri ces the cash system inust be adopted, consequent ly, those who purchase for cash, will not be charged from fifteen to twenty-five per cent, as an offset for bad d'bts Call and leave your orders, by doing so yoo will secure yoor fuel against its taking a rise T DRURY, 1G5 Pa. ave., bet. 17th and Irth sts , s. side. Jy 17?eo3t* II. LIXDILEYi DEALER IS 2EAL ESTATE AND LA*D WAB.BAHTS, SAIKT PAUL. Mt\. TERRITORY. Lands uoroiiT and soldthrough out THK TERRITORY. Ta*es paid. ?'ollectlon* made. Drafts cached, and the highest Price* given for I<and Warrants Government Lands located with much care, and if desired, the profit- and losses shared eaually at tbe expiration of five vears. The I.and at that time to be sold, unless otherwise agreed upon, and .?.?e half of the current value of the Warrant at the ?i me of entry, and half of the expense of 1 orating o be deducted from ibe subscribers' interest Ts arsons wishing to locate Warrants entirely on their own account, the charge will be, for fortv vre*S15; eighty a<-n??. MO; one hundred aud ?ixty acre*. 923;" and will rereive with their title, a plat and description of the land. XKFEBEXCKS: Missesota?Gov. Willis A (lorman, Ex-Gov Alex. Ramsey; Hon J T. Rosser, Sec. M. T.; Messrs. Ame* A Van Klten. Attorneys at I-aw, Messrs. Morton A Pare, Wholesale Druggists Baltimore?W. P Preston, Esq., Attorney at l-aw; Rif ba d C. Bowie. Esq . Com. Merchant; Messrs. Deur, Norris A Co.; Messrs McCleese A Ham. Washington?H??n. W W. Seaton ; Hon. J. T Tower*. Mayor; Hon. Judge J. Bryan; J C. C. Hamilton, liq.. Attorney at Law; Col Wm. Uickey; Co! J Riley; Messrs. Taylor A Mann; Messrs Lewis, Johnson A Co.. Bankers; G. C. Grammar, Ksq., President Patriotic Bank jy 17?eoSm SELECT CLASSICAL A MATHEMATICAL SCHOOL FOR BOYS. GEORGETOWN, n. C. THE third Anuual Kxam.nation of the pupils of this Institution will commence on Wednes day. the 1Mb instant. at 9 a m . and CN0MK un lil Thursday 3 p. m.. at which time the distribu tion of premiums will take L>lace. The patruii> of the School, and all who feel iutere<ed in the edu cation oI voutii. are respec tfully invited to atte nd. P. A BO WEN, Principal. jyl6?3t (Intel) _ GOOD NEWS FOB THE PCBLIC. ON hand and for sale in addition to a general supply of t he l?est F A MILY G R OCL Kits, together with Hardware and a variety of A'otiosi*, vc.,Ac.; a lot of Bcerh, Oak and Pine Wood. The Pine is very e\tra. All of thealw>ve will be sold to suit the present aard times. Purchasers are requeued to call and -ee bow very cheap they can buy at the Store nouse near the Navy Yard Bridge. G A. BOHRER. N. B.?I have received a few chests of those cheap and very rare Teas, heretofore adven.srd by ?ther forties. . jy |b_gt? FLORENTINE. MOSAIC. AND OTHER RICH JEWELRY. MW. GALT A BRO, offer a large assortment ? of Florentine, Mosaic. and other rich Jew elry, including Diamond. Pearl. Emerald and Opal Bracelets. Brooches, Ear and Finger Kings, Ac. Persons having precious stones in old settings may have th^m reset in all the more modern stiles at short notice. M. W. GALT A BRO., 321 Pa. avenue, betw 9th and 10th streets. Jy|<V_6t FISCHER'S BAND FCLLY ORGANIZED. HAVING now completed all my arrangements for a first rate BRASS AND COTILLON BAND. 1 am again at the service of the public to attend Excursion Parties. Exhibitions, Parades, PlcNlcs. Balls and Serenades All those in fa vor of c itizens' band are respectfully invited to en tourage our enterprise, here iu Washington city. P FISCHER. leader P.S.?This Band, under my direction, is regu larly uniformed, and from a practic e of over twen ty sears 1 can give satisfaction to every one. Resideiice, Pennsylvania avenue. north s.de, be tween Ninth and Tenth streets, first door west of Iron Hall Orders left witk Messrs. Hilbus k Hit! punctu ally attended to. Jy 1*?1m* LAND WARRANTS. LAND Warrants wanted at the highest rales by KELLER A McKENNEY, LiiU street, opposite the Treasury, jy 9?lm? YORTU AMERICAN REVIEW FOR Jl a! LY. COJtTEJITf. The Clubs of Ixindon American Society; Gymnastic* Mojut Lelianon;" Lord Carlisle's Diary Private Life and Household of Charlemagne Persistent*- of Physical lawi Recent Records of Travel Art, Its meaning and method Workingman's College Criticisms: New Publications Published quarterly for #5 per annum. Jy 16? FRANCE TAYLOR TO THE PUBLIC. GRAY'S NEUTRALIZING < ORDIAL! THE GREAT BOTAXIC REMEDY'. FOR Diarrl.a-a. Dysentery, and Summer Com plaints of Children can lie Lad at CHARLES STOTT k CO S, Pennsylvania avenue This preparation is unsurpas^-d for the al?ove diseases No family should be without it d irlng the summer season." when the above disease-ai* so prevalent. It is particularly recc-mmendcd for children Price 35 cents per bottle. Prepared and >old by JAMES GRAY. No. 2 Water street. Baltimore. Md jy II?"T\v A CARD.?To those of our customer* who have h:ul the kindness to settle their account ren dered the ?>th of last month we return our sincere thanks. Ail those who have not yet settled will oblige us very much by doing so a- soou a- possi ble, e.iher \\ ith cash or notes at short date-, as it Is important that we have all accounts now due ui closed by the l?t c?f August. CLAGETT, NEWTON. MAY A CO Jy 14?6t WATCHES. JUST received, a large jAortment of Indies and Gentlemen s line GOfTi WATCHES uf ev?.ry siae. style and manufacture. The above is by far the bent and c heapest ever offered to our customers M W GALT A BRO., 321 Pa. avenue, bet 9th and Itrth s'.s. Je 21?tf FAMILIAR QUOTATIONS.?A collection of Familiar (Quotations, wilh complelt Indi ces of Authors and Subjects, f I Memories of Youth and Manhood, by Sidney Wlllard'2 vol*, Ellie; or the H iiiian Comedy, by John Esten Cooke, author of Virginia Comedians The Prophets; or,Mormonism Unveiled, wilh illustrations. SI TAYLOR A MAURY'S jy 13? * Bookstore, near i?th at LAND WARRANTS LOCATED. rfMiE subscril?ers will locate Land Warrauts A either in Ohio. Indiana, lllinoisor Iowa, ard and give a correct description of tne laod lts^r-d If, upon examination, this description proves in correct, they will themselves lake the land, fci"*^ for it another warrant for the same quantity One of the firm resides in the West, and will give the business his personal superintendence MILLER A BROWN. 7th at., opposite Post Office Washington )Tl?-eo3m