Newspaper of Evening Star, July 20, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated July 20, 1855 Page 2
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EVENING STAR. WABHINOTOff CITY: * KID AY AFTERNOON Jaly 30. AGENTS FOR THE STAR. The following persona are authorised to ?on ir&et fbr the publication of advertisements in %he Star: Philadelphia?V. B Palvbr, N. W. corner of Third and Cheatnat atreeta. New York?S M Pbi*ix?ill A Co., Naaaau ?treat. Boatov-V B. Palmer. Scollay's Building. yy Apvrr.TiiEMKBTa should be handed in ky 12 o'clock M , otherwise they may not ap pear until the next day. 8PIBIT OF THE MOBlflXG PBE88. The Unton elaborately defends the late L*>rd Kaplan Loin responsibility for the mis management of England's share of the Cri mean campaign, throwing the blame on the iilDi^trj. The sauio paper explains that the ^ece-sary expenses of prosecuting causes be lore the Court of Claims need not be heavy. That, indeed, they will be much lighter than if such caws went before any other court of as high ? grade. The Union also tells us that the Hun Wui 11 Bissell has so far recovered as to be able to set out for his home in Illinois, "Which will be grateful news, indeed, to the 2Lany friends of that chivalrio and accom plished gentleman. The Intelligencer, overcome with the heut, aays of the state of the atmosphere? '*Some one ot' the 'Classic*,' ancient or modern ha* said th:*t nobody talks of the ? weather' who has brain.- enough to hit upon any other subject. We take the liberty of <li.-putir.K th:?t dictum, whether it came from .Bias or Dr. Johnson We eontund that it is a legitimate totic for daily discussion, par ticularly when it can be made to nerve as a satisfactory excuse for oditorial vacuity Be sides. if a man wants to show his invective genius in tht discovery of new terms by v-nicli to characterize either ils constancy or its va riability. where will he find a wider field for Sts exercise ' It is the fruitful mother of moro tropes and similes than all other themes put together, and is decidedly more htirmle*f than ?ii?anion. nullification, or any of the now isms that either or both have brought into exis tence -Considering the weather,' then, as liruiuio ?aid to him-elf. we *ay it is too melt ing for any labor that requires thought or Bnotion We are afraid to ?ay how the ther mometer stood yesterday and the day before, cr how it threatens to run up without standing at all to-day; but we will *ay, all astronom ic j.1 calculations to the contrary notwithstand ing that it indicates a disposition. on the part of our little planet, to approach nearer to its gTeat centre of attraction than is comfortable To its busy inhabitants. We have not ^een an individual for two days who did not seem to be in a state of dissolution, and we are our aelves so given to 1 the melting mood " that we must either lay down our pen or run atouy 'We have received from the periodical ?geney < f Joe Shillington, tho August num ber of the Lady 's Book, with its usual variety of literary matter and illustrations, including plates of the fashions; not an uninteresting ftsature to the fair sex Also. Frank Leslie's New York Jeurnal of romance, general literature, science, and art. ?domed with handsome engravings; and Mo ther and Step-Mother, in twelve chapters, from J)icken a Household Words, uniform with Pe terson a edition of Charles Dicken'a works. Violates or th* Nkitralitt Law*.? The persons arrested in Buffalo. N. Y., lor violating the neutrality laws, have been fully ?ommitted in default of $3,000 bail. Count Kagenski and three other* on trial in Boston, for a violation of the neutrality laws, have been acquitted The testimony failed to convict them of personally enlisting men for the British army Robbing the Mail ?A dispatch from Head ing. Pa , July li>. says Arthur Hughes, the ?special agent of the Poet Offioe Department, arrived here this afternoon with Adam Smith, of Clark Post Office, in Richmond, Korthamp. ton county, . harged with robbing the mails, femith confessed to taking one letter Contain ing mailed at Stroudahurg, for the J?*ston Bank. 'The y*ilow fever it on the inerease in Jvew Orleans PERSONAL .... Lieut Col Porter, U S. A ; General Z>:h?ni-iue. late President of Peru; Cyl Alex ander, tl b A., and Capt G. F. Lindsay. U. IS N.. are stepping at Willard s hotel. Hon. 1 S Bocock, of Virginia, and Uov. McDonald itud lady, of Georgia, are at Brown's hotel. ... .The New York Journal of Commerce ?ays: About two hundred persons, forty of whom are apprentice boys, are to be seut on this week from the naval station at that port, for the United Stales frigate Constellation, which is fitting out at Norfi-lk for the Mediterranean. ....lion Jaine?M Bunker, of Nantucket, lias declined the appointment of Commissioner under the personal liberty act. for reasons ?imila; to th' -e given b;* the Hon. R A. Chaj jiid ot Springfield, in a letter to His '.Excellency the Governor, declining like ap pointment. ?....Dr U'di De Humboldt, the inventor ?f the Pre vrvative Insulation against yellow lever. 1. ; h?-d administered to hiui w>mc pois onous mixture. which lias driven him mad! Is is believed u have been done through the ^?alou-y >4' certain medical men in Havana A pbjsi? ::m and twv? other persons have been jirrt-sted til tL:s .-rim" l)r H is not yet ?onsidt-i<-d <>ut of danger. .... Wia. Cushman. ?or. of the latu Honoro fcble Samuel Cu^hmrtn. of Forts mouth, N H., was frozen to death while out on a gunning excursion in It ah. in March last Mr. Cush inan was formerly ? Laid-hipnian in the t. S Jiavy. and at the time of his death wa on his way oven and to California with a paity of em Igiant* .... Captain L w.> who commanded the bark Kill.} nt t'ue time rhe rescued the suffer ing officers. cr> v* and passengers from the ill fated steamship Sail Francisco, is in Philadel phia and act.vely eugagrd in fitting out the Jielen Mar. a heuulitui clipper, built expressly for him. .... A ; sragraph has been going the rounds *>f the pt|>er*. and been Copied into this, which ptatea that the Rev. Alexander Cuuiibell. of .Bethany, in Brook* county, diol in New Or leans mi the 27th ult This iit a mistake. The Xeverend gentleman who died wa- another and a diflfeient per^n. He was a Presbyterian Minister. Most Melancholy ArrAiR ? Mr A. M Richardson, priucinal of the Ladies' Seminary at Freeboid, New Jersey, was engaged on Sat urday in diie -ting the fitting of the iron rod ?>f a chandeuer. through the a>M>r of one of the rhaiuhcr* in tbc vhool. Mr. Bichardaon was above, and ihe carpeuter below They found it difficult to get the rod through, and Mr. Hichardson was trying to find out the cause. The carpenter was nushing the rod with all Itis force, when smtdenly it gave way, and ?trikin* the eye of Mr R..completely Minded 2>im What add* to the sadness of the affair, )ir. Richardson had already loot one of his ?yes from h.s youth, and is; therefore, totally blind. py S tnebody ?hvs that s pretty woman la a brilliant poem, lull of rhymes, sentiment, and all mannei of illuatrau^ns When bound Gone": Arms Ucreaae* to atvertl volumea. WASHINGTON NEWS AND GOSSIP. Phonography.?We are a believer in this science, having had soma eleven years' expe rience in the profession of a reporter, without powcssing the unmeasurable advantage in rapidly putting on paper the words of speak" ers in characters which are nearly as easily read by those practiced in the art, as writing in the characters in which all who l?arn to write in this country are instructed. It occu pies on paper the same spaoe as print in the English language?no more. It is based on the principle of using characters to represent sounds, rather than letters. We hare seen boys of thirteen, who have bean instructed in it from the time children usually commence to write, follow rapid speaker* for an hour without failing to record any material word uttered. No class in society, and no person engaged in any profession which requires the u.se of the pen. can fail to be benefitted by the acquisition of this comparatively new branch of a useful education. We would introduce its instiuction into every pri mary school in the land if it were within our power, teaching it to children of both sexes before they were taught writing in let ters of the English alphabet; as it has almost invariably happened that those who commence earliest to acquire tho phrographic accomplish ment are the readiest writers in and transla tors of that character. Indeed, if that were possible, we would abolish the prevalent cus tom of writing in the letter of the English al phabet (substituting the improvement of course) as being prolix, cumbersome, laborious nnd time-wasting when compared with phono, graphic writing. We learn a* we live, each hour bringing forth some useful improvement in something of great importance U> society. Stenography, which is an r.bitrary and cxceedir.gly imper fect .system, could not come into general use, b&oause of its arbitrary charaoter: each person using it adopting more or less characters with which no one but himself can be familiar. It w.?e the fir*t such improvement or effort at im provement in tho art of recording words that we kuow of, which shows that in that art we have, up to this time, made fewer efforts lor its simplification and expedition than in almost any other that can be named. The phonographic* art i? a great stride, indeed, though a very late one, on the high road of eafe and sound progress. The Demand for Laud Warrant*.?We un derstand that there is just now a great dispo sition manifested to induce the Interior De partment to s?>t a?ide its wholesome rule, un der which all applicants for warrants under tho W.unty land law of 1855, shall bo served only in due turn. A large number of appli cations, to make special cases exceptions, are being daily received, coming, t<?o, for the most part, from agents residing in various suction* of the country In one case, the Secretary was induced to make such an exception for the accommodation of a very old and infirm applicant, who had traveled far to obtain his w rrant, and whose person proved the truth of his declaration, that if he was compelled to nwait his turn, the chances were ten to one that he would never himself realise any ben efit from the enactment of the law. This special exception was made the basis of the application for similar favors, it seems, which are pouring in upon the Pension Bureau and Secretary of the Interior. They are all to be denied, we hear, except in very extraordinary cases, wherein the Sec retary is himself to be the judge; because to do otherwise would be to inflict injustice on the great mass of the 200.000 or so of appli cants who have already preferred their claims, and perfected their proof, and who should be served, as nearly as ]?o3siblc, in the order in which they have done those things, all of them being strictly on an equality under the pro visions of the law The wisd<>m and justice of the order to this end which the Secretary of the Interior has given, will be obvioua to all, and will of course repress any complaint*, be cause the rights and interests of nearly all are not in the matter of precedence in issuing land warrant* under the law of Jhjj to be sacri ficed for the gratification ??! the few who may demand special favors. Gone "the way of all tiefih"-i?iaatic.?We have, for the la*t year, contended consistently that the tei.dein y of Know Nothingism was simply to strengthen abolitionism, notwith standing that many thousands of emphatic and invarial le anti-abolitionists had gone into it, in all Motions of the country, in the firm belief that it was about to prove an antidote for that bane of our Union No other journal in the land has more ptrseveiingly insisted that such was to be it9 grand result, than the New York Herald; yet we already find the eyes of itjt conductors opened to realize the truth. This tact is apparent in what we quote from a recent number of the Herald, aa fol lows : 41 In the North the anti-slavery fuaionists are riding rough-shod o\ or all obstructions. They have absorbed the nea American party through out the New Englai: 1 states?they ha< o re duoed it to a capitulation in Pen^ylvunia; they have swallowed it up at a mouthful in Ohio and Indiana : and almost everywhere else throughout the Northern Status, except ing the State of New York, we find the Know Nothings playing second fiddle und a*'ing as tide waiter- to the Seward Holy Alliance. 44 This is a deplorable state < f thing?, but it is nothing very wonderful At the Philadel phia Know Nothing National State Council, there was a split upon Southern slavery, the South, with New York to back them, going off iu one direction, ard the hula of the North in another. The ordeT in every State was thu< left free to take its own course, and to form its own alliances lor the election of the current year, leaving the general combined plan of ojieralions for lttort an open question Acting accordingly, the Know Nothings of Now Eng land, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana have joined the anti-slavery coalition, and in the remaining northwestern States they will prob ably pursue the same policy of making hos tility to the extension ot nluvery the base line of their operations." The Court of Claims?This tribunal, we understand, is to adjourn to-day until 8>>rae time in October next. The impression which it has made on the minds of this community so far, has been all that its most ardent friend or advocate for its creation oould desire ; as it is very <?-lear that every case presented for its adjudication is to be thoroughly and deliber ately silted from beginning to end. justice be ng done to the United State*, as well as to t^e claimants. W e presume that during the recess, addi tional rules for the government of business before it, such as it* short experience has sug gested as proper, will be adopted, thus afford ing the facilities and securing the operation of such checks and guards as may be neces sary for the protection of all interests involved in its administration of the claims court law It is alieady evident that its bar is desuned to be. perhaps, larger than that of New York, ad w#ll as to combine more legal talents and ac quirement* than any other bar In the Unitod State?, ?' distinguished lawyers from all seo tions of the Union are daily entering their ap pearance there, by scores. The Statuette.?The order for the execution ?>f the equestrian statue of Jackson, now stand ing in Lafayette Square, in this city, was ob tained by Clark Mills, the artist-in-bronxe, by the exhibition of a small plaster oast of the work, in this metropolis. His conception, as manifested in that model, struck all critics as being grand, sublime, American, and artistic, a) well as novel; which, together, made the pro position to employ him to make the large work vory popular with all, who thus, at a glance it were, were made to comprehend his de s'gn in all its details. He made many casts from the moulds of the model to which we re iVr. which became the property, for the most part, of leading public men who have been among us since he couimenccd the inain work iu this city. Up to this time, he is understood to have been constantly in the receipt of re quests for these beautiful statuettes, (standing, perhaps, two feet high,) from all quarters of the country, at almost any price he might elect to charge for them. Fiuding his engagements in t'.e construction of the colossal statue of Wash ington, ordered by Congress, and the eques trian statue of Jacksou ho is getting up for N=w Orleans, completely occupy nil his time, a id being anxious to accommodate those who desire copies of the original equestrian Jaek f >u, he ha* recently sold to Mr A. G. Southall, of this city, his patent, moulds, and -other puraj hernaliu for making them, and that gen tleman has already commenced their manu facture and sale in this city ut ?20 each A-? there are many who have never seen this 1 tatuette, we take occasion to say that it is an ' . .ji-'t representation, in miniature, of the now i 5) iamous work in Lafayette Square., in* this metropolis?preserving its every feature ar.d p-.int of attraction, being bronzed as that is, i ?i:d standing on an appropriate pedestal of (imitation) rock. Air Southall has made preparations to mul- ' trply copies of this strikingly beautiful work a - fuat as they may be ordered, hsving em- | pl<>yed the best casters and finishers in plaster t) be obtained in this country. We feel as sured that his enterprise in this matter will be ' liberally rewarded, as while the work is na tional beyond comparison, as an artistic ! u.-nidveiuont it is without a superior of its kind i:> the United Slates. fde Late Major Nicholson.?Sonera! Hen dorssn's Announcement?"It is with deep ragret that the commandant has to announce t- the officers of the corps and all its members t'ae death of Major Augustus C. Nicholson. , "Jle has so long filled one of its most im- ' portant staff offices, that his loss will be felt by the entire Corps in all its relations 4'As chief of the staff, it comes, with pecu liar force, on the undersigned, who has been ?> long and so familiarly associated witn him io the discharge of military duties. ?' The Almighty, however, has taken him from Miuong us, and in respect for his memory, a* a long-cherished military associato, the u-ual badge of military mourning will be Worn for him. '? The llag at headquarters will be lowered until Friday evening next. '? Archibald Hi?m?eb.sos, *? Brevet Brig. (ien. Commanding. Headquarters of the Marine Corps, Wash ington, July 19, 1856. The luneral will take place from the faintly r? idence, on Capitol Hill, on this (Friday) af? ternoou, at 5 o'clock. A now Phage of the Kinney Expedition The New York Mirror has the following : ??Col. Kinmbv?This roving expeditionist meets everywhere with disaster. Wu barely noted yesterday that he had been shipwrecked on the Caicos lieefs The schooner Kmma wait high on the reefs, and with her stores and etle.ts of the imssengers. proved a total loss. No Uvea were lest. The passengers proceeded to Turk's Ialand, which they reaeheain five days tiUie. where Col. Kinney was negotiating for the ch.irterof another vessel tocarry them toNicarJ a uu It is rumored that an officer of the expe dition returned in the schooner Active, who r? mistered tii= name at the Revere House (Bos t? :) as J#Sinith. Also, that Mr. Smith, ac c uipauiei by Fletcher Webster, immediately started for New York " Kiuney and his followers lost gverything? ship, Ht.>res, arm*, and munitions, and all?on Caicos Heet'. They are said to be engaged iu fitting themsolves out anew Now, Turks I land is a dependency of Britain, and If that Government permits them to arm at and em bark from that point for an invasion of Nica ragua. they, rather than the United States, will be the responsible filibustering govern ment. The case has gone beyond the jurisdic ti .n of this Government, at least for the time biing. and we shall watch tho measures taken in the matter by the British ooionial authori ties With no little interest. Contracts Awarded.?Lyman IV White, of M.ddleboro', Vt.. is the successful bidder for the construction of the now custom-house at t!:.it point, ut ?28 233 40; and Geo. B Guer rin beiug the lowest Kidder for the construc tion of the Newark (N. J ) custom-house, (witu the exception of the iron Work,) hus had the contract awarded to him at V61.231. Appointed.?The fallowing gentlemen, who hejd the list of the sucaes^ful candidates for j :?i mission into tho medical branch of the Navy ui the I aited States, at the last annual exam ination. havo been commissioned assistant sur gc<,ns. the requisite vacancies hiving eubse quently occurred, vii : Albert Gihon, Penn >y'vania; John S Stitehen, do.; James Laws, do.; John Vansant ami John K. Donby, Vir ginia. A Deserved Compliment.?The clerical and other employees of the Pension Bureau are pre paring to present to the Hon. Loren P. Waldo, their chief, a magnificent service of silver on the occasion of his approaching retirement from the public servioe at the seat of Govern ment. Mr John Hood, of that bureau, has been appointed Acting Commissioner of the Gen eral Land Office, George C. Whiting, the late Acting Commissioner, being about to start for Minnesota this afternoon on public business. The Current Operations of the Treasury Department.?On yesterday, the 19th of July, there were of Treasury Warrants entered on the books of the Departmentr? For the Treasury Department.... SI,000 00 For the Interior Department 158,278 19 For the Custons 14,139 79 War Warrants received and en tered 27,650 00 Covered in from miscellaneous sources 11,750 63 13T Is it possible for a person with two ' woden legs to ** stand on his own responsi* . bility Vy ADDITIONAL FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. BY THE CANADA FROM THIS CRIMEA General Simpson telegraphed on the 4th that there was nothing new since his last account. The main facts hare been already stated of the unsuccessful attack upon Sebastopolon the 18th of June. The papers per the Canada con tain further details, including the despatch of Pelissier. It Is stated that General Margan's French division, on the war to attack the fort on the extreme right, by the Careening Harbor, com menced the attack prematurely, and before the other division had taken their ground.? Margan fell mortally wounded, and his divis ion being thrown into disorder, the Russians turned their concentrated fire upon the next di vision as it came up under General Brunet, and shattered it badly Brunet also fell. Or ders were then given to withdraw the troops into the trenches. although General Autevane had meantime reached the Malakoff Tower The retreat was effected with good order, but with great loss. r*. When Lord Raglan saw the defeat of the first French Division, he hastily ordered an attack o 1 the Redan, to effect a diversion in favor of the French, although it was previously intend ed that the British should not attack until the French should have captured the Malakoff, inasmuch as the Malakoff*a guns quite com manded the Redan. So tar at> civilians at a distance could judge, Lord Raglan's order to attack was a great error, for the British storm ing party, not being strong enough to oover the works, were repulsed with much slaughter. A curious incident is, that Gen Eyre, with 2,000 British troops, penetrated into the su burbs of Sebastopol itself, and held posses ion of the houses in one street for seventeen hours, but being totally unsupported ho retired at nightfall. The inference is. that had the assault been general, or systematically pla med the city would have fallen, o* at least, iti first line of defence might have been carried. Mr. Stow, the commissioner sent by the L mdon Times to the Crimen, to administer ttie balance of the Hospital Fund, fell sick from over exeition, and "routine ' excluded hint from the veiy hospitals he was aiding He was carried in a scorching sun to the church At Balaklara, where be died a victim to official inhumanity. June 20.?The Allies :rade a descent on Kotka Island, destroyed th? telegraph, and burnt the Government stores June 21.?Some of the Allied steamer* took sounding in Nystadt Roads, while others fired s >iue hours on Port Revel, without doing any m iterial injury. June 22 and 23 ?Occasional shots wore ?x changed between gun boats employed inshore and the Revel batteries. The Journal of St. Petersburg publishes a

correspondence respecting the recent affair at llaugo, stating that the flag of truce was not Visible, and accusing the English of making improper use of flags of truce generally ITALY. In Sardinia much depression of feeling ex i- ts on account of the mortality that has be fallen the Sardinian troops in the Crimea. Turkey appoints a resident minister in Sar dinia. The Neapolitan Government is reported to have sanctioned the erection of a hospital for convalescents of the Allied army at the baths of Isohia. but this seems questionable The Froiti of Intemperance?Execution pf David Stoddard for the Murder of his Wife. [From the Kock I>land (III.) Advertiser, July 13 1 Ever since last evening crowds have been pouring into our city from all points of the ooinnosa?by railroad, by steamboat, in wagons and ourri&tf^j on horseback aud atoot. until ill. to 1 och?ck to-day, when the streets in the vi.-inity of the court house and jail, especir.hy, wore tolerably jammed with people ot all sorts, shapes, and siees. anxiously a waiting the hour of execution of the murderer Stoddard At 11 o'clock, a m , the Rock Inland Guards appeared, under command of Major Wilson, in tho court-house square, where they were soon joined by the Davenport military. After per rininz various military evolutions, they were marched to the jail, ami the criminal brought out and placed in aa omnibu". containing ttie sheriff and his deputy, and the ministers of the various churches in the city, which vehi clo was guarded by them to the place ot exe cution. Upon arriving at the gallows, winch was erected in a gentle ravine near the latndeu mad outside tho limits of the city, we found present a crowd of fully ten thousand people Withered upon a rising gmund in the imme diate vicinity, and crowding down to the very foot of the gallows in a dense and swaying mass, so that the military with diffl.-ulty finally succeeded in clearing a circle around tho scaffold. m The criminal, dreised In a light suit of sora raer clothing, with his arms pinioned, was as sisted out of the omnibus and up the steps of the scaffold by Sheriff Gorton and Deputy Sheriff Beardsley. also accompanied by Rev. Mr. Wilson, of the First Presbyterian church, Rev. Mr Morse, presiding elder, and Rev W Tn-ker. minister of the Methodist Episcopal church In this city, aud one or two other min isters. and also a brother of the prisoner, who had come from Peoria in order to be with him ir. his last moments A Her a tuoat eloquent and appoai to Heaven in his behalf, by Rev Mr Wilson, Rev. Mr Morse, by request of the prisoner, proceeded to speak to the multitude lor him, as follows: He began by saying that fourteen years ago St?ddari and his wife were both professed Christians and members of the church, and lived together happily and in peace with themselves, God, aud the World But he had been charged by the criminal particularly to state that the cause of the breaking of this feaoe was intemperance He began to drink y little and little, until his home became a raging hell, and he himself a demon of ovil passions which he found it impossible to con trol. I'ndor such circumstances it was that hi? family became broken up, and wandereis and outcasts, with hiu^elf. upon the face of the earth. He said further, that he had boen reouested by the prisoner to state that he had no particular confession to make in regard to the crime of killing his wife, at that time, le o-ipg the question of his guilf to be settled by the public?that the court, the jury, the sln-riff and his officers were blameless, and that he had not a word ol' aocuiation to bring against any of them. While in jail he had been as well cared for by the jailor as if he had been a brother; and he could accuse no one of ill treatment towards him The reverend gentleman concluded with an eloquent exhortation to the dealer in the rum traffic to quit tha dreadful business, and to young men especially to avoid the tempter whose look was pleasant but whose sting was death. , . . After he had taken his seat, htoddard was assisted to rise. He proclaimed in a loud, and emphatic voice, that what Mr, M"i?c had stated was true?that he owed all his crimes and misfortune to the curse of inteinperance that he forgave every one and was ready to die?that he feared not the terrible death be fore him so much as the eyes of the people now fixed upon him. He warned young men against the beginning of crime, which was a use of tho intoxicating gluss, if they would avoid the miserable life he had led for the la>t five years, and, perhaps, its dreadful end. 44 Remember," said he, "remember my dying w<>rds, and flee, flee the wrath to come." His emotions overpowering him, he was as sisted to a%wat. A minister then arose and made a most feeling allusion to the melan choly circumstauces of the occasion.. He oalled attention particularly to the heart-bro ken, weeping brother of the criminal who was on the scaffold with him, in such a manner as to leave scarcely a dry eve in the vast assem bly. The brother was then permitted to sp {>roaeh for the purpose of taking leave of him or the last time. He sunk upon his knees beside him, weeping bitterly, Stoddard himself remaining compar itively unmoved. After he had taken leave, which occupied several minutes, Stoddard again arose and said that his time upon earth was now short?that he was addressing the world now for the last time. He then oonfecsed to the crime of killing his wife, adding, "I did the deed; but many wrong stories have been told about it. I did it in a moment of passion. I was often so tempted that I could scarcely keen my hands off her. I em ?ow rtaJy to die/' Another prayer wm then effered by *ev, W. Taakcr. commending the soul uf the crim inal to the mercy of heaven. After thif, a? a general leave-taking of all preeent on the ?unffold. and kiMing his weepinc brother, the prisoner stepped on the drop. The fatal nonf was adjusted arouud his neck, and the cap drawn over bit face V.y the fherifT. assisted by hi? deputy. He then commenced singing the w -rds "I'm going home," which he repeated twice, and the drop fell, at precisely one o'clock. He struggled bat little, and in seven minutes had ceased to lire. After hanging twenty minute*, his body wa* taken down and conveyed to the grave-yard, and buried beside his wife, acooniing to his request. I Washington light infantry - i A special meeting of the Corps will be taeid 'THIS evening. - RNtHIS EVENING, to make arrangements <L ** for the funeral of J. Edward*, a member of the corpa. Punctual attendance of every member is request ed. Kv order of the Captain : jy'W?It I. F MUDD. Treasurer. >THE NATIONAL GUARD takn pleas ure in announcing tothe public that tbev will give ar Excursion to Plney Point August Sd Particulars in future advertlsemeut. Jy 1??3t _ WIRE DISH COVERS. Round and Oblong, from 6 to 18 inches, cheap, at G FRANCIS'S. Jy 20 400 Seventh at. 1VEW FLOUR iv For sale at the PIONEER mills. Jy2o?3t Alexandria. Va_ For sale?a first rate family Carriage or saddle Horse Also. a good draught Horse Harm** and Cart It i o>d oSl??r W,U l>e 6old I >w. as the owner has no further use for them I or particulars ad " W," at the Star ofllce Jy Su?3?* STRAYED OR STOLEN a white HORSE, slightly built, about twelve years old Any person giving information of him will be llberaily revarded to No 6^1 G street Another Ware Strayed or Stolen?A dark bav. with gray hair* on the but of her tail, and had a halter on when she left; is twelve years old Any person giving information will be liberally rewarded, to McDERMOTT'S, 621 G st jy ?It* PIC NIC rpiIE most delightful Pic Nicof the season will a )>e held in the College Grounds, on TUES DAY, July *.?4, for the benefit of Trinity Church. Georgetown The beauty of the place, with its wild and pic turesque scenery, together with the refreshments provided for the occasion, will insure to families comforts and pleasures which they cannot obtain in any other location The nearness c.f the spot to George town and Washington, will allow any one to participate in the pleasure* without fatigue of travel or lent of accident. Jy ???3t GEORGE F. KIUWELL k CO., dealer* ih ALL KINDS OF COALS AND WOOD. IJjHH RTEENTH STREET, iopposite Frnnl tin Engtn* House,) have now on hand every article in their line, which will be sold at prices to suit the time* They solicit a share of public patronage, pledging themselves to give satisfac tion to all N. B?A cargo of White and RM Ash Coal (afl>><it) will be sold low if ordered from the wharf, jy *20?eolm* \ARNELL A MA.SKI VS. HOUSE, SIGN. AND TANCT PAINTER8, TT7"Ol' I.D respectfully call the attention of the V V public to their specimens of Fancy .Sings, to I e seen at all times at their establishment Glass signs, with black, blue, green, or any col ored ground, with silver or gold letters, a* per-ons may desire; and we guaranty to get up these signs cheaper than any other establishment this side of New York Signs neatly framed, with rtnt.*s complete A call i? respectfully sol;cited >hop oil Louisiana avenue, betwein Sixth and Sev.-ath streets, No 51 Jf. July 17?eotf J I ST RECEIVED AT SH1LLINGTOVS Periodical Depot. Godey's Ladies' Book fur August Bailoii's Dollar Monthly do Peterson's Magazine do Hot.sehold Words do New York Journal do Albot's Life of Napoleon Moiedun. bv Sir \\ alter Scott The Winkles Tht Prophet, or Mormonism Unveiled Kmiale Life among the Mormous The Heiress of Haughton Trial and Triumph, or ArmneM.in the household, by T. S. Arthur Waikna, or Adventures on the Mosquito Shore Norval Hastings, or the Yankee Privateeu All the New Magazines. Cheap Publications, an<l even-thing in tue Stationery line constantly ou hand and for sale at JOE SHILLINGTON'S Odeon Building, cor. st and Pa. av. Jy*? RIVERS * DERIOL'S* GRECIAN CIRCUS! Nowly Equipped for the Year 1856. WILL EXHIBIT AT WASHINGTON, Ou July '49, 30, aud 31, and August 1 and *4. This* liumease establishment cost the proprietors over 60,000 DOLLARS. The Company Is composed of THIRTY-FIVE PERF0BMER3. Of tha most talented that can be had either in Eu rope or America, namely : Midame Camilla Gardner, the Parisian Equee tnei-lie; Madame Wood, the great English Eques trienne; Mons Paul Cane, from the French and German Theatres : Signor Blitz, the Italian Jug gler; E Derious, the American Scene Rider, R. Rivers, the Unrivalled Principal Act Rider; F. Woods, the great French Scenic Itider ; Masier George Derions. the Wonderful Hurdle Rider; Mr. Geo Sloman. the Acrobatic and Gymnastic Performer; Master Charles Rivers. General Rider and the greatest Tumbler in the world, Moucha chow Pedro, the youthful bov of many forms; Moos. Gerome. the'Sampson of the World; Mons La Borde, E l>ewis, T. Rivers, T Nambe. R Bugle. H. Hague. R Thompson. N Springer and numerous auxiliaries SIG ANTONIO CAPELENO, who has Just arrived from Russia having been engaged at an enormous expense will make his first appearance in America with his GREAT RUSSIAN BEARS. These wonderful animal performances through out France and Russia have astonished every- be holder For full particulars of their performances see the bills. Messrs R Rivers and E Denous beg leave to announce that thev have brought from Russia and France some entire new performers Also, new comic afterpieces, never before performed in this country This mammoth concern comprises One Hundred and Ninety Men and Horg^s The gorgeous procession will enter town or city every morning at 10 o'clock, led by Mr Withers" New York Brass and Pandean Band Doors open at u In the afternoon and at 7 in the evening. Tickets *25 cents. No half price jy *??0?lot C. W. FULLER, Agent Blue lick a*d Bedford waters, tecelved this day, fresh and pure J. C MOORE. Druggist, Pa avenue, opposite Seveu Buildings Jy INDIA RIOBER COMBS, Morocco Belts, Hair Brushes, Ox Marrow. Bav Rum, Cologne, Transparent Bar Soap, and a large stock of Fancy Notions suitable for presents, at jy 10?3t LA.MMONP'S, 7th st G'RATIFY THE CHILDREN b< giving to * them Toys, and select them frotr. the large stock at LAMMOND'S, 7th M. Jy 18?3t MRS. C. RUOFF, ork) ton MILLINER, (lately from New York) respect fully Informs the ladle* of Washington ^ that she "has taken rooms at No. 16 East^Tl Capitol street, near the eastern gate of Capi tol Park, where she intends to keep on hand a aplendid assortment ofthe latest styles of SPRING BONNETS, MANTILLAS, Ac., which will be sold at on* half the price usually told tu the stores of this eity. Bonnets sold for from $3 to $?, worth from S3 to tltt. Mrs. R. is determined to retail her stock to the ladies at prices she usually receives at wholesale I tothe stores. The ladies are invtled to eall at her rooms and 1 judge for tteouetYw, jy i??[ T ?1&TER1 OF MERCY!!: AKti IT TO SEBASTOPOL TO HEA ? the wound* of 1nhun*n earn*** take II the oottMfl of the IowIt. and relleve th? pain* aorldent or disease.?lake II to the man*ioa* the rich, to soothe the *uffer1ng that neith-r stati ?<>r Wfvilth ran mitigate,?take It eretrwh# through the wide world, and sav if my "ELF. TIUC OIL" i* not on its benlm mission, bn In?, soothing. and relieving, as has not been do since the dav the Good Samarltau aiK>in'cd t weary pilgrim Th? <1*sf Mistl k?r, lh? tr?mW n* Itir? t>? s.ieiac. Al4 |p?iii of anKUlah n>?Mow lot" m>i?c. PROF C DeORATII. Philadelphia P 8-Th)* Oil may h~ relied on for purn Deafness. For particular* see bills. STRAYED FROM THE SUBSCRIBER, O Sundav morning. July lStli. a da*-k bar 5V HORSE. He wa? a little lame in hi* front 1-g*- A reward of five dollar* will be p1*"n Tr r turned to John Foy'a Hotel, near to* Rallm Depot. JF If?3t* Wood Engraving. Lithographing. and ? oj per?plate Engraving. 0??ICI SCFSEIMFSPKXT PrBL'C P*t!?Tt*<?. Washington. July 158. 1*50 V>ROPOSALS will b?- recti ved at this offlc I until the 23d dav of July inM ./ V. lorl m , for drawing and engraving upon wo**L in t| high^t *t\le of art. twenty-four more II Hon- (six by four and c.ne half inches) < f? e aeit to illustrate the report of the recent Ja, -a exr* dltion Also, for drawing and engraving. In the f. rr manner, twenty or more small r uts. for same woi I All these engravings will be required ?o ? drawn upon the blork* in the verv >-**? ? . ? ar the drawing submitted to thi* r-;;,. ?? tor cc ."<ctio or approval; and when such drawings ar. af proved, the engravings are to l>e executed i th nettest manner Proposal* will also be received until the sum date for drawing In rravon. In the hlghe t *tvl??? art. upon *?onc. and printing in one. two. an* thp*e tin!*, ten thousand or morecories of twenty t >uror more quarto plate* >1* b\ ulne Inches) o i!in**rations to nreompany same report Proposal* will ai*o be received for .ig i p rtion of the work last a1?ove na*m d, a*at pr1ntir.( 1 1 colors. Proposals will also be received until the aan 1 date for engraving ujion copper, in the highest styl of the art, ten or more quarto i'lustratWof ttotan* and natural history, to accompany report-, of aur vevs of route for railroad to Pacific ocean. Tlie illustrations will l?e open at this offlce, fo t'ie inspection ? f those |*rson* destrou* if blddlr | f< r 'he same, until the closing of the b!d* and at ] information desired will al?o Y?e furnished The paper required f >r [i-inting the l.thofrapli will tie furnished by this <itflc?? Contracts v. ili be'entered into v ith. and 1 '< \* itn ^ecuritv will lie required from, the surce** ful bidder* for the faithful execution of their con tracts. The bids will state ^-eparatelr thenrlce, a d bui o.?e price, for each class of work hid for. and th? tunc reqm"-d for tLe c>r. it:,in of the works, 01 portions of the same, and must be addressed. po*t a,e paid to ? A ?i Sejman. Superintendent oi the Public Printing. Washington. D <* and >x pl?inlv endorsed " Proposal* for W ood Kngra v<ug." '? Lithographingor ?? Copjw?rplate En graving *' A 0. SEAMAN, jv 13?r?T Superintendent HOOT AND SHOE STORE REMOVED. / tEORGE BREMER ha* removed his weii. known Gentlemen's BOC?T AMI, HlOi. Store and Fa< torv from 11tii street.L t etw?-.-n Pa avenue aad E street, to Pa j I a i-nue, a few doors above WlUards' Hotel. il?- Is prepared in his new premises to give satis faction to all. <1. B has bvdlnt of great care ln purchasing L*? stock, employing none nut \ No. 1 workmen, ar.d t?v his capacity to tit his customers so a* to have hi* work set very ensy on the foot, while It a?, way* exhibit* the moot fhshionatile ?tvle. earned a reputation 1 ?i hi* business second to that of no other custom-work boot and shoe maker in tho l iiion He*ol1cits the patrouare of all, and h:? terms will )i? must reasonable to all. jy l^~-tf TO ALL THAT VALUE TEE IE SIGHT 7 \TriSH KS* to call the attention to ali that sulfrr \f with deflective sight, caused by age. sick n> s* and parttcularly from glasses ihit<di? iouslv selected, to hi* superior SPECTACLES and GLASSES carefully ground by hlnis#lf to a truo spherical accuracr.' and brilliant transparency, *'i!?ed prei isely and VwnetJeiallv to the w?wer ac cording to th?* corn avltv or c<->'nveiity of the eve Very numerous are the ill efl'.-ct* caused to the precious orgati of sight from the commencement of using glasses in not being precisely suited, by the use of an Optometer; ana the practice of maiiy -.??ars, enables him to meagre the focal d'***<* <if the r-yes, and such glasses that are absolutely re oulred will be furnished with precision and satis lactic. J T acknowledge* the rerv liberal encourage ment alreadv obtained, and further solicits the }>a tronage of thos? that have not yet availed 'hem s? lves of his aid. Persons that cannot conveniently call, by send ing the glasses in use, and stating ho.k tuti' inches thev can read this p.int wltl ?heir sp a cl. *. can ?>e *uppl1ed with such tl a will impro\? their sight ' Innumerable testimonial* to he se?-n : aad ;efe? euces given fo many who have derived the gree ? t e;?se and comfort fmru his glasse* Circulars to 1m had gratis, at his office. No ?12 Seventh street, three door* from Odd Feliov.?' Hall, up stairs NoatoLi SeptemVr7. P-??. Sir?The ^peotacles you mad** for i;.e mlt verr well, and s**m to have'linprovid my sl^ht mora than auy other 1 have laMv tried LITT W TAZEWF'.L. I have tried a pair of Specucle* obtalnM f-or.i Mr Tobias, and find them of gnat assistance to mv sijeht. and corresponding with h!< de?<- tiit? of the foous 1 racotumeud him a* a sk .i/ul oiiii> clan HENRV A WISE Mr J Tofeiaa:Slr?The pair of Spe? 'vies furnished me \oaterday are particuta.lv ?ii*Jkr tory to me Tney are very decid>alv the t??t I jxisse*s. and 1 am the owner of elg .t or * *?,e ? !r. carefully selected in different phice* and I.. .11 op ticians recommended to nie on account of t! etr profeeslonnl ataadlng in England, t-nce aud i? Vuited Staien 1 have t>eeii also pleasor1 your remarks and direction* on the treat 'f th* eye* for the purpose of preaerviag and loirrov lu?4 the sight Reepectfuilv. \ours. CHaS CALDWELL. Professor of M C., t .^i?. . Lynihbvro. Nov Hi, Ini4 Mr John Toiilas having furnished me (i.^s?es. by which I have been greatly a ded mr vision having suffered ypeatly from readint: at n.?{ht in my earlier life) it affords n:e tfce pleasure to say that I consider him a skillful pru<~ tical optician, and well pre|?red to aid those a La may boed hi* protes?lonal "ervi. e1 WM B ROl'ZIE, Elder of Metho.l'st Cor'- ? * WtLMixaroa. N C., Jar- l-6? \lr. J. Tobias: Dear Sir?1 am happy to th ?t the Spectacle^ which I obtained from *'Oi. **t wo<-k are entirely satisfactory From an inequJ ity In the visual range of mv eyes. I hav^ fc?reto fore found ?reat difficulty in getting glasses f ihe proper focal distance It affottls me pl^asi st-^te that, by tl.^aid of vour optometer, thisd'tt culty has l?een happily obviated so that the? la?*e* you furnished me aredeeide?ilv the besi aila^.td to ray eyec of anv 1 have ever yet used. Very respectfully, yours. R B URANE. Rector of St Janies ' i'a'tsh lienanment of Interior. May 7. l*X> Froin natural defrcts and the unequal ranged nn eyes. 1 have been compelled to use gias-e* t.?r s?*ven?l years I have tried different onr.i lar.* without obtaining glasse* nerfectlv fitted to mv e.>-s. Four months since Mr To!das made two pairs espei ially for me. which I have found tc serve me perfectly*. By the use of hi* rtp* >nieter he is enabled to adapt Glaw>* miftuteiv >u the e\? I most cheerfutly recommeud Mr Tobias toal'. hiving occasion to useglasnr?. and bear my tes'. iiioti> a* to his skill as an optician HENRY E BALDWIN. Assist. to sign l>and Warran.s Jy IS?tf HO! FOR THE SPRINGS!?Penons ** contemplate a journey to the springs, ?ea-^id'* mountains, or the country, should not neglect to call at 3t>6 Pa avenue and get their stock of hai* t?Kith, nail, bathing and clothes Brushe* l?re*s in/, side, puff, neck, tine and pocket Combs, line Pomatum, Hair Oil, Bay Water. Cologne. K* tracts for the Handkerchief Soap. Toilet Bote* and Powder, traveling, pic j>ic, work, and ca^d baskets. Ac., at the Piano. Mfr?c, Stationery at?4 Variety Store of J NO. F ELLIS. JW6 Pa. avenue, betw. ?th and lwh *t? Jy 18?tf C W ARRINER. WATCHMAKER. A'l 33t> Pa. Mi fn*e, bftvrerd 9th and Itli* iW'"1 WA*H[*t?TOII, D. C. Pivoting, Jeweling, and every kind of repair* to Watches. jy l??J*_ coal:<oal: ^ . THE undaraigned is prepared to deliver COAL of th* bast quality, at f9 5n per ton H C. IIARROVER, 3d ?re?t, Sd door south of Pa aveni* Jy 15?lm PEM'd FOR SALE ?JL. few rew* have b<*' added to Christ Church, ana are ofietad '?* ? J * ou pleas 1 ng term* Apply to H. C Matt be*"*, vomer Washington and West street*, or to P. T BERRY * ?OS, Jy 12?ao3t Water ft , Gtorgttowv