EVENING STAR. WAlHirOTON CITTt TIMDAY AFTERNOOM Jsly 94. JOB PRIWTIPI?. We are moving oar presses into a fine new room? whew we will have greatly in creased facilities for the execution of J?b Paist 150 Oar otheT facilities for the neat, expeditions. and economical execution of Job Printing, of almost every description, have likewise been greatly extended of late So we are now preparea to give satisfaction in that line to all Cnuaael before the Coart of Claims will find the Star office the best place in Wash ington for the immediate and correct execu tion of their printing jobs, Give as a eall. m is AGENTS FOR THE STAR. The following persons are authorised te con tract for the publication of advertisement* in the Star: Philadelphia?V. B. Palmer, N. W. corner of Third and Chestnut streets. New York?8. M Pettihgill A Co., Nassau Street. Boston? V. B. Pal*x?, Scollay'i Building. l7ADmTi8ii(iiTi should be handed in by 12 o'clock, M , otherwise they may not ap pear until the next day. SPIRIT OP THE MORNING PRESS. The Union explains that the union of abo litionism and Know Nothingism at the North is steadily progressing. and details facts show ing that Senator Seward is rapidly obtaining the entire mastery of the coalition. The Intelligencer publishes a translation from the Vienna Ost Deutsche Post, of the 4th instant, explaining the circumstances un der which so large a portion of the Austrian army was not long since withdrawn from ac tive seirice, and indirectly taking ground against the allies, the journal quoted from be ing a seni.- dficial organ of the Austrian gov ernment. The Inttlligeneer seem* to regard this publication as an important step in the history of the war. and as likely to make a breach between Austria and the Western powers. Boring. The inevitablo '? E. Meriam. ' of New York, who keeps bothering the liege with all sorts of meteorological observation.-* and sta tistics of every description that one can make neither head nor tail of, is now expatiating upon the "heated term,-' which, ne says, commenced on Monday, July V, and still con tinues. iie says this heated term commenced with a sudden rise of the water of Lake Erie, in the Buffalo harbor. We cannot undertake to say what connection there was between the rise and fall of water in our harbor and the weather on the Atlantic coast; but here it continued cool?unusually cool for the season? for six davs after that phenomenon occurred. We wish Mayor Wood would have E Meriam incorporated into the Farmers' Club. That institution is an awful nuisance, and Meriam. with the be.-t intentions in the world, is an other. If the club cannot absorb Meriam, then Meriam must be made to swallow the dub?the two can no longer be endured as in dependent organisations.?Buffalo Commer cial Advertiser. The Journal of Comwteree has a trick of publishing the ?illy lucubrations of this de ranged man Meriam, W the infinite amusement of those who derive fun from seeing the cau tious and discreet 4'j?old." Really it is a question which is the funniest'?the crazy quis sicalities of Meriam published in the Journal of Covtmerre, or the gravity with which that journal spreads them before its readers as mat ters of public importance and interest. Something New ?There is a society in 2few York called 44 The Boot-blacking Associ ation. The proceeds arising from the busi ness are appropriated to the aid ??f the 4- now neglected colored boys" of that city, and for " providing them a means of support and edu cation. The attaches of the association are provided with a suitable uniform, by which they can be distinguished from ordinary boot blackerv PERSONAL. ? ...Hon. John Davenport, for two term.-* a member of Congress, died at bis residence in .Monroe county. Ohio, some time during last tv eek. .... Mary Jane Judson, aged nineteen years after four attempts, succeeded on the filth, in taking her life, by taking arsenic, in the city of New York ? ...On the 16th inst,, during a political dis cussion at Columbia. Tenn. . some hard words passed between General Pil!.,w and A. J Donelson. Esq., and a blow given by the lat ter was returned by the former, when friends interposed and restored peace. ? ???Dr. B- Tucker Blake, of this city, son of the Commissioner of Public Buildings was amoDg the Americans at Paris on the fourth instant.. ? ...Hon Martin J. Crawford has received the Democratic nomination for Congress in the seoond district of Georgia. ....lion Keverdy Johnson of Md. arrived in this c ty yesterday. 1I0 is stopping at Wil lard's hotel. A Lady Decoiiatem ox the Field or Bat 7La?While the attack on the Mamelon was going ob. an English lady, the wife of one of the officers, was present. ?nd displayed great eoolness and courage. General l'ennefather 1 observing this went up and cut off a medal from the coat of a dead Russian officer, and in the most gallant mariier and with a very pretty compliment, pinned it on her shawl, saying she aad fairly earned it. The Gener al is a great favorite with the army, and the lady, who has great personal attractions, and is the daughter of an old general officer, high ly prises the medal, whichsne literally obtained on the held of battle. Atrocioi s Octrage.?On the 14th inst . at his bouse in Spotsylvania. Win. J. Brooks committed % rape on his own daughter, aged 13 years He had for more than 12 months treated her with the inoet savage barbarity to compel her t ubmission. and on this occasion had whipped her into insensibility before be committed the outrage He is about 24 years old 5 feet 8 inches in height, brown hair, san dy goatee, eye dark hasel or brown, his eyet are small, und iu conversation closes one more than the other; is square shouldered, has a swinging gait when in motion, and is a stone cutter by trule. He is now at Urge It is hoped that no effort will be omitted tocaptuie the monster. He is known in Alexandria, Lynchburg. and Richmond. Look out for the "Villain !?Vrtd A?w. Tax Sxaks Story a Hcxare ?The New Hampshire Statesman says, on the authority ?f a neighbor of the Hill family, that the pub lic are grossly imposed upon in this affair. In stead of there being a spontaneous and friend ly feeling between the child and the reptile, there was the nimopt repugnance between the two. at the time the lather commenced his work. People there entertain no doubt what ever that he caught the snake some time ago; that be obtained it for the purpose of training the child to handle and control it, and that tfee exhibition of the two for money is the ?on Mderati-on had in view fnnj the' first by the inhuman parent The aftsertion that Dr Wright gave it as his opinion that the separa tion of the chila and the snake would be fatal te the former, is a falsehood: there is do foanda* |.on whatever for it WASHINGTON NEWS AND GOSSIP. Mr. William D. Crampsey.?This individ ual, recently removed from m $600 per annum place in the Treasury Department, published ? card in the Organ yesterday, wherein he accounts for the appearance of the card pub lished at his request in the Stmr, with the view of relieving him from the imputation of identification with Know Nothingism In his last publication he takes occasion to say of his denial through the Star of his identification with the Know Nothings? " Colonel Washington, the Assistant Secre tary of the Treasury, who- ?eems to be the champion of foreigners and Catholicity in that department, informed me lhat I must publish a card denying the soft "impeachment, or suffer the consequences. I had a large family wholly depending on me for support, to whom my pay of SflOO per annum was almost indis pensable; and although a member of the American party, aud glorying in the fact, yet, a* I w? not a Know Nothing, I felt that I could deny belonging to the latter with a good conscience, as there was no such organisation "Mr Waflach, the editor of the Star, of fered to write the card for me, to which I con sented. When he had written it, he read it i it a hurried and confuted manner, .to that I did not understand it. He took the card with him. and on subsequent reflection, fear ing that there might be something improper in it, I went to his office and asked to with draw it. He told me I could not withdraw it, as he had sent it up stairs for publication. When I read the card, I deeply regretted that I had for a moment consented to any publica tion. and still more, that my case had been used as a channel through which to attempt to pour odium on the American party.'* * ? * ? * * As wo are alluded to by Mr. Crampsey, we have to say, that he sought us to have the publication in question made,. and we wrote the card for him at his request, probably after our own suggestion (to save time,) and made just such statement* in it as his explanation to us ofhis peculiar position warranted, and then read it over to him twice with as much delib eration as our business engagements warrant ed. It will be hard for those of common sense to read what Mr. Crampsey says above con cerning hisconscience," without coming to the conclusion that though an active and earn est partisan of the pa rty called Know Nothings as he now declares himself to be, he labored to create the impression on the minds of his superiors in office that he was not identified with it. We take it for granted that his re moval grew, for the most part, out of a disin clination for his peculiar style of ?' conscience,'" as developed in bis assurances given those around him in the Trea-ury building, who probably were well aware that he was a mem ber of the party they designate as Know Nothing, which he denied Vfe sincerely re gret that he ever applied to us to publish for him a refutation of the imputation upon him of Know Nothingism. but are by no means sorry that we coupled it with such compli mentary remarks concerning the Know Noth ings as have at length induced him to make a clean breast of it. There is to be no question hereafter as to where Mr. Crampsey stands in politics. It w.is our object, when applied to by him, to accomplish this very end. Who desires next to be helped out of a similar scrape ? England in our Law Courts ?United State* District Court, before H,?n. Judge Hall?post Suneinent of the trial of the Crimean expe itionists July Ifc?The United States vs. John Pettinger.?Application was made to postpone the trial of the defendant, who is charged, with others, with enlisting persons for the service of the Allies in the war now pending between Russia, England and France. The District Attorney opposed the motion; but in consequence of the absonre of witnesses for the accused, the Court i>ermitted the trial to go over for thepreseut 44 heated term.'" Ex Judge Be bee. Mr. Carpenter, and Mr. Fuller ton. who. we understand, have been especially retained by his Excellency the Governor Gei. eral of Canada, appear as coun.-el f.?r the de fence. The above extract from the llerald (of New \ork) proves the entire complicity of the British Government with the efforts to filibus ter against Kusda from ports of the United States, for being a party to which Pettinger is now under indictment in New York It is not enough, it seems, that the British Government should design and attempt the execution among us of plots for the violation of laws of the l uited States, but it seems she is actually ap pearing through counsel in our courts in de fence of her instruments. These thing* may be remembered to advantage. The Hon T. L. Clingman.?This gentle man is on the ?tuuip in bis district of North Carolina, battling Know Nothingism with his accu.?tomed vigor. Yesterday we received under his frank a short address from him to his constituents, upon the subject of Know Nothingism. from which wc make the follow ing extracts, by way of enabling the Star's readers to understand precisely how Mr. C. is pounding the moral treachery : 44 Their Grand Council, recently aiseinbled at Philadelphia, it appears claimed the right, not only to change the nature of the obligation oi oaths already taken by members, but even to release them in some instances entirely. They have arrogated to themselves the power to authorise their members to violate the solemn oaths they ha\e ulretuly tnJen, and, to use their owu language, commit perjury, and thus actually practice the dispensing power over crime, which they have been charging on the Catholics of the United States. " Be this lis it may, fellow-citizens, you must bear iu mind, as 1 have constantly main tained in my speeches, that the great moral principle of the order is Jalsehood, at its great political principle is hostility to the right of self government now enjoyed by the American people. They arc striving to carry out this latter principle by depriving the citizen of the right to Tote, in all elections, according to his own judgment, and subjecting him to the con trol ot a set of secret political managers. "This is the direct object of the movement, and indicates its jtohtical principle. But the means by which they seek to carry out this purpose are those of deception, fraud and hy pocrisy in all their phases. They are attempt ing to dethrone THCTii from her high seat and elevate falsehood in her stead. They are striving to overthrow the moral system of the Creator of the Universe, and substitute in its place the policy and practices of Satan, the '"Prince of Darlnes* and Father of Lies." ' "These, the re lore, the two cardinal maxims of the new party, constitute an insuperable objection to it. Even if the measures of gov ernmental policy they profess to have in view. were ever so desirable, their adoption in prac tice could not atone for the destruction of our present political system and the general cor ruption of public and private morals. But in tact their programme ot measures as proclaimed by themselves has nothing to commend it. Whatever it asserts of truth conrdstsof propo sitions that nobody in the country denies. those of its doctrines which are peculiar to its party, are false and mischievous in the ex treme. ****** m '?As they have formed a combination against the rights of their fellow-citizens, and a con spiracy against the public liberty, what right hate you to complain if you should in return keep them out of office? Should you hereaf ter require them to undergo such a probation to ahow their worthiness, as they propose for oUers, they have nobody to thank for it but themselves. In reply you may ?ay -they would have it so. ' ?I refer to the leaders and managers who have gotteu up or are pressing foiward the movement for their own selfish and improper end*. "I know that many good men have by artful misrepresentation, and even by direct falsehood, been induced to connect themselves with the order. Such men if they have uot already left it, will avail thomselve* of what they regard as a suitable occasion to do so. * ? # ? * "The practical working of the system alono should have thrown the entire South against it. It hM constituted a mask for the great abolition crusade of the North. Under its cover and by felon etrokes from its ambuscades, there was cut down many a good and true man, who fearlessly stood in the deadly breach to defend the Constitution, and with it to protect the rights of our section. Fidelity to our gen erous allies?honor itself, the moving spirit of brave men demand atonement. At any rate, We shall leave our friends?our defenders? unavenged, and unite with their slayers. " Duty to ourselves, loyalty to the Constitu tion and Hs cardinal maxim* of civil and reli gious liberty, devotion to a principle higher than all earthly things, alike demand that we shall stand in opposition to this new order. "By repelling and trampling it under foot, fellow-citisens, you will vindicate the great feature of our republican system?you will proclaim your regard for integrity and truth above all else?you will protect religion itself from the corrupting embrace of political hy pocrisy?and you will place public and private morals on a still firmer basis. "Respectfully, yours, Ac., " T. L. Clisgma-v " Asubville, July 13. 1855." Our Public Schools-?The remarkable suc cess of the public school system in Boston, where such institutions are probably superior in the advantages they afford to youth to any others in the world, arises from the fact that the children of nearly all in the community, without regard to the means of parent*, attend them at some period or other of their life. Per sons of wealth and leisure may be expected to attend more closely to the education of their offspring than those of limited means, whose business or household engagements occupy their time almot exclusively. The habit of that class, in Boston, of sending their children to those institutions, results in making them the pride of each persons; while here, as in most other communities, it is by no means com mon to find them taking the interest in public (free) educational establishments, which those manifest whose children must attend them, or go for the must part uneducated through hooks. Thanks to a score of teachers and gentlemen, who hove for many years past man aged these institutions in this city, ours are already full of promise of the future. We grently desire to witness the very speedy ful fillment of that promise, and sincerely believ ing that if our fellow citizens generally, wuiild make up their minds to tend their children to them, it will be fulfilled in half the time other wise to be requisite for their perfection, we take the liberty to urge on them thus to follow the excellent example of B??ston. in this respect. List of Patents?issued from the United States Patent Office for the week ending July 24, 1355?each bearing that date : Cephas Applebee, of Lyndon, Vfc.?For im provement in machinesfor cutting sheet metal. John A Evan Arthur, of New Brunswick, N. J.?For improvement in machines for cut ting b'-ot and shoe uppers, soles. Ac., from sheets of india rubber. Areh'd Bailey, of Blue Rock. Ohio, and Daniel L. Allard, of Rokebay. Ohio.?For im proved whipple-tree. Win. Ball, of Chicopee, Mass.?For improve ment in feeding water to steam boilers, by auxiliary engines. John A. Buraap, of Albany. N. Y.?Fur double reciprocating split piston rod for pumps, etc. Frank Chase, of Snuth Sutton, N. H.?For improved window blind. Matthew F. Connet, of Plainfield, N. J.? For machine for turning cylinders of wood, Ac. F. 0. Degencr, of New York, N. Y.?For improved paging machine. W. II Klliut, of Plattsburgh, N. H.?For hydro-pneumatic machine for exhausting aiul sealing vessels. Phineas Emmons, of New York, N. Y.?For improvement in machines for j-iiing hat bodies Benj. Fulghum. of Richmond, Ind.?For -awing machine. Kingston Goddar, of Philadelphia. Pa.?For improvement in bridle reins. thauncey A. Guard, of Brownsville. N. Y.. assignor to John A. Scroggs. of New Castle. Pa., and C. 11. Guard, aforesaid.?For ma t-bine for boring and morticing hubs. Joseph Harris, jr., and Elbridge Harris, of Boston, Ma^s.?For improved hand stamp. John Harris, of North Hoosich, N. Y.?For improvement in machinery for making rope. H irace Hotchkiss, of Waterbury, Conn.? For improvements in machines for cutting flies. Moses G. Hubbard, of New York, N. Y.? For improvement in carriages. John Jcnne, of Bethany, N. Y.?For im provement in stalls for horses. Ac. James Kelren, of Canton, Mass., assignor to himself and George Banks, of East Boston, Muss.?For improvement in machines for making railway chains. Francis Kenncy. of Springfield. Mass.?For improvement in parlor stoves. Edwin B. Larchar, of Baltimore, Md.?For improvement in making gutta percha boats. Saml. Macferran, of Philadelphia, Pa.?For improvement in processes for smelting iron. Daniel W. Messer, of Boston. Mass.?For improvement in processes for hulling cotton seed. Jonas Moore and D. P. Adams, of Marietta, Ohio.?For improvement in apparatus for ad ministering pulverulent medicines. E. N. Lenox, of Pa., and Isaac H. Hanyan, of Chester. N. Y.?For balance water gate. Henry R. Worthington, of Brooklyn, N. Y. For water metre. Jos. Plegar, of Birmingham, Pa.?For im provement in hinges. Horace T. Bobbins, of Lowell, Mass.?For improvement in shuttle guides for looms. Jos. T. Russell, of Tyler county, Va.??For improvement in wagons. Thure E. Sandgren. of Wilmington, Del.? For hydrodynamic friction joints. Geo. Thompson, of Eastlarentum. Pa.?For improvement in prepuring potash and soda. Pierpeint Seymour, of East Bloomfield. N. V.?For improvement in seed planters. Altred E. Smith, of East Bronxville, N. Y. For improvement in washers for axles. Charles A. Wilson, of Newport, Ky.?For improvement in oscillating valves and gear ing for pumping eugines. William Mootry, of New York, N. Y.?For improvement in refrigerators. Jesse Urmy, of Wilmington, Del.?For im provements in grain and grass harvesters. Augustus Sanborn, of St. Johnsbury, Vt., assignor to E. and T. Fairbanks A Co., of tame place.?For improvement in the Union platform scales. Samuel T. Jones, of New York. N. Y.?For improvement in furnaces for treating xinc ares. Andrew Campbell, of Newark, N. J.?For machine for feeding paper to printing presses. Willis Humiston, of Troy, N. Y.?For im provement in candle-mould apparatus Merwin Davis, of New York, N. Y.?For im proved printing press. Augustin Duboce, of Brooklyn, N. Y.?For improvement in propellers. George R. Comstock, of Manheim, N. Y.? F r improvement in cheese presses. John Allender, of New London, Conn.?For Improvement in bottle fastenings. James Montgomery, of Baltimore, Md.?For improvement in wrought iron shafts. Henry Colgate, of Jersey City, N. J.?For improvement in starch making. Jno. Williams of Hartford, Conn.?For im provement in calendar clooks. Albert Walcott. of Detroit, Michigan.?For machine for dressing lumber from the log. EliasA. Swan, of Brooklyn, N. Y., and De Witt C. Smiley, of New York, N. Y.?For im provement in machinery for dressing and carv mjrstone. Ke-iisue ? Richard Garsed, of Frankford, Pa.?For improvement in looms for weaving figured fabrics. Patented Nov 6. 1849, re issued July 24,1855. Tried and Acquitted ?Tho Treasury De; partment have advices of the acquittal, under the sub-trea#Ery law, of James H. Forsyth, lata collector of eutoms at Toledo, Ohio, be fore the U. S. Court, now in session at Cleve land.;- The charge of the court w in his fa vor, end the jury after hanging?7 to 5?for so AM time finally returned a verdict of acquit tal . If we are not mistaken this is the first trial under the penal claim of the sub-treasury law brought to a final issue before a jury. Yellew Fever at Portsmouth, 7a.?We hear at tie Navy Department that the yellow fever has broken out at Portsmouth, Va., out side of the navy yard. It is thought to have been brought there from the West Indies by the steamer Ben Franklin, which, after stop ping some time at quarantine, was permitted a month ago to go up to Mehaftey's ship yard for repairs Light-House Keepers Appointed ?Louis B. Digges has been appointed assistant keeper of the light-house at Cape Henry, at $250 a year. James Jett has been appointed assistant keeper at the Old Point Comfort light-house, at $250 a year.
Moses T. Cromwell has been appointed keeper of the three beacons (lights) at Holmes's Hole. Mass . at $400 a year. And B. F. Dean has been appointed keeper at Fort Point (Cal.) light-house, at $1,000 a year. t Increase of 8aiary.?The Secretary of the Treasury has increased tho compensation of Frederick M. Jett, the keeper of the li^ht house at Old Point Comfort, Va., to $550 per annum, and of Wm. Digges keeper of the light house at Cape Henry, to the same an nual salary. A Watchman Appointed ? Kenton Ridg way has been apj?ointe?l a watchman for the division of the General Land Office, already located in the west wing of the Patent Office building, at $6<K> per annum An Acting Secretary of State ?Mr As sistant Secretary of State. Hunter, has been appointed by the President, acting Secretary of State, during tho temporary absence of Secretary Marcy, at Old Point Comfort. The Current Operations of the Troasury Department.?On yesterday, the 23d of July, there were uf Treasury Warrants entered on ihe books of the Department? For the redemption of Stock S110 37 For the Custons.. 45.828 00 War Warrants received and en tered I2fi40 19 For the Interior Department 21,212 58 Interior repay warrants 5.860 01 Covered in l'rom miscellaneous sourcos 5,943 27 ALEXANDRIA CORRESPONDENCE. ? Alexandria, July 24, 1855. Still warm, and very uncomfortable. The thermometer is at 91 deg. in the shade thus early in the day. Yesterday, our friends the Independent Order of United Brother?. M'iunt Vernon Band. gave one of the most pleasant pic-nics that hat taken place this season, at Arlington. Dance, stroll, and feast alternated. The clouds which had veiled the rising sun, disappeared ere the morning wore away, and the evening smiled beautiful through the verdant groves. All passed delightful, and ju*t after the sun sank behind the hills the party started for home, arriving at a seasonable hour. Tho Friendship Fire Company have just laid the corner stone of their new engine bouse. The new building is to be erected on the site of the o!4 one, is to be of brick, aud two stories high, with ample accommodations for their ap p&ratus. On Monday next, the Rechabites give an other pleasant excursion to Piney Point, in the steamer Alice C. Price. Am. !?7" Don't Believe It! ?If any interested one tells yon t'aat physic, iodines, guiacum, bleeding, and a hundredotherinjudicious means will relieve fin in like my u Electric Oil," don't you lielieve it. The simple proof is daily made evident in this city, by the undoing of the previous bad man i-rement of the most severe cases ever heard of iu ;ld? country or any other, by the use of my Electric Oil, from 39 South Eighth street, three doors l>e low Chestnut. Philadelphia. N. U.?An experienced physician in attendance. Caution.?See my written signature. jy 24?3t PROFESSOR C. DEGRATH. jjj" Professor DeUrath's "Electric Oil," is the most astonishing remedy to act on theab sorbents that was ever discovered. It reduces all swellings in an incredible short time, allays a j pain, relaxes the joints, and soothes the nervous system. It has stood the various tests of the med ical faculty; and here in Washington is used by several Doctors. Some very rapid cures have lteen made. Enquire at the Drug stores, or at the Na tional Hotel. jy24?3t Special Notice!!!?Ladies and Gentle men of Washington. Georgetown and Alexandria, are hereby informed that Prov. Chas. DeGrath, of Philadelphia, will be in Washington soon to attend himself to any dij/icult and painful cases, and he desires all who wish particularly to see him in reference to the action of bis celebrated '? Electric Oi/,''. to drop a line to him at the Na tional Hotel, and he will call on such as early as bis prior engagements will allow?this applies aj icell to those who have as to those who have not tried the Oil?as he wishes to )>e of all possible benefit to suffering humanity, without any expense to the party for advice. SPECIAL AGENT. National Hotel. Washington, July 23, 1S55?3t !?" Mr. Marry1* t'orns?The present Ad luinistration and the " Electric Oil. '?Some say the Administration have " gone dorrn ? even some editors (the oracles of popular opinion) per tinaciously assert it. Prof. Chas. DeGrath never asked an editor for a favorable opinion. All re spectable Doctors consider it altogether tnfra dig j to advertise in a paper, jet they are very glad to be noticed by the editor of a respectable journal?provided it cost him nothing. Now, this obsolete idea is fast decaying. If a man. in whatever position, makes a discovery, he i? coming out libeled in English. If this treads on anybody's corns, they can be relieved very soon at Messrs. Stott's A Co.'s drug store Just to see the crowd come for it, and to hear the exultation of the relieved?some with painful swel lings reduced, and limbered joints ; others relieved of Neuralgia in half an hour. Bntall cases are not alike. Some require a little longer time than others. CISSEL, in Georgetown, also keeps it. jy 21?3t , THE FAUQUIER WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS ARE now open for the reception of Company, and in a far more attractive condition than they ever have been. A gross misrepresentation against them J M having been published in the Petersburg Intelli gencer and Baltimore Sun to the effect that they were closed for the season is now traced to an Ir responsible source unworthy of notice. It is proper to state that there is no shadow of foundation for it. The suliscriber trusts that he will not be made the victim of such malignity; and the respectable Journals which have giv*i currency to the rumor by transferring it to their columns will disabuse the public mind through the same medium. ALEX. BAKER, jy 19-tfrn MARRIED. In Georgetown, on the 17th Instant, bv tbe Rev Mr Ashwanden A. FIERCE SHOEMAKER. Esq , of WashingtoncoM*ty D C ., lo MARTHA I.., daughter of Lewis Carwry,E?q , of George town. In Philadelphia, ea. the $?d ISstanL bvthe Rer Joseph H. Kennard. DANiEIrT HONGI.KR. of this city, to MARGUERITE A. CROZ1ER. of Philadelphia S. DIED." On the 23d instaf*. Mrs MAR V ANN GOL DIN. in the31st rear of her age Her funeral will take place this afternoon, at 4 o'clock, from ber late residence, corner of Seventh and H street# The friends of the family are re spectfully invited to attend On the23d instant. ROBERT HENRY, young est son of tbe late John Brereton, aged 2 ytai* and 2 months On the 28th of J une, at Port-an-Prince. FRAN CIS HORACE, son of John and Caroline Wads worth of New York, and grand-son of Francis Masi. of tbis city. OFFICIAL. Dkpabtxkxt or State, ) Washixqtox. July 21. 1*^55. > Tbe following notice from tlie " Ix>n<toa Ga zette " of the 29th ultimo has been officially com municated to this department for the information of the citizens of the United States: Fobkigs Office, June 29, 1<*55 It is hereby notified that tbe Right Honorable the Earl of Clarendon, K. G.. her Majesu s Prin cipal Secretary of State for Foreign A flairs. has received froin the lx>rd?t Commissioners of the Admiralty an official communication from Rear Admirals Penaud and Dundas, commanding the allied naval forces in the Baltic, and acting in the name and on behalf of her Majesty and of her ally, his imperial Majesty the Emperor of the French, announcing that on the 15th of June instant all Russian ports, roads, havens, and creeks, on tin coast of Finland, from Nysiad. in latitude 60 deg. 4?> min. north, longitude 21 deg. 20 min. east of Greenwich, to Hango Head, in latitude 5i> deg 4<> min. north, longitude 20 deg 55 min. east ol Greenwich, including especially the nort of Al?>. and including likewise all the island* and islets fronting the said coast, and all channels ami pas sages leading amongst the said islands towards the said coaat?that is to say, more e?pe< ialty tin channels leading to and amongst ihe inlands be tween Nvstad a* aforesaid and the htla;id of i.andto. in latitude 60 deg. 23 min. north, longi tude 20 deg. 47 min. east of Greenwich, and flu several channels respectively leading r*-tween and to the eastward of the Islands of Land to. Enk linge. Kumblinge. Seglinge. and the Kokar Rc-ks. in latitude 59deg.62min north, longitude 21 de^ east of Greenwich, and thence all channels lead ing to the coast of Finland between the Kokar Rocks and the Outo light-house, and l?etween Onto and Hango Head as aforesaid?were placed in a state of strict blockade by a competent fore. of the allied fleets; and it is hereby further noti fied. that all measures authorized oy the laws of nations and the respective treaties between their Majesties and the different neutral powers, will I* adopted and executed with respect to all vessel which may attempt to violate tb** said blockade. LOST.?This morning on G, from the corner of Second to Seventh stre- ts,a black Port *n ion na containing ?0, and twogold buttons Any oneleav ing it at the corner of Second and G streets, will re ceive one dollar reward, and the thanks of th? owner, who is a poor man. Jy 24?It STRAYED OR STOLEN.?F roin the sub scriber, a bay MARE, with grav hairs on the butt of her tail. When she left had a halter on. Any person giving information, will Ije liberally rewarded by Michael Muntz. G street. No.toil, Washington, D. C. J/Sf VOTIt E TO THE PI OLIC ^TheSailboat il General Jackson is not owned by me."~jHi having sold her some ninety days ago; have 1 any part or lot in the face to take plac * be tween her and other boats on 8th of Ami uei.t jy 24? JAMES TOWLES. EXCURSION E\TK.\OHDI>AK V FROM Washington to Cape May! Via Baltimore, Wilmington. New < nstle and Delaware Bay! Fare?Only $4.00, for the Round Trip! No Interfertnrr tcith Busint*$ Hours. Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road. (Washington Branch > miles Philadelphia. Wilmington, and Balti more Railroad 70 " Wilmington and New Castle Railroad... .? Delaware River and Bay *0 " THE Public is respectfully Informed that ar rangements have been complete for the above Excursion. The following Schedule will be run with care, attention, and punctuality: Passengers will leave the Depo'. for Baltimore, on SATURDAY AFTERNOON. July 2~, 1-35. at \% o'clock, precisely, in the LXi'RLSS TRAIN ! where sufficient time for Supper will be allowed; they will then proceed to the President street l)e potofthe Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Balti more Company, and at 7 o'clock, precisely, leave ina SPECIAL EXPRESS TRAIN, composed of lir>t-ciass Passenger Cars, for WILMINGTON AND NEW CASTLE. Arriving at the latter place at 10 o'clock, p. m., where they will take the Company's swift and magnificent* g-fj**"'' t. stumer GENERAL McDON ALD Capt. M. C. Pearce. which will leave"imtiieaiately on the arrival of the Cars, and proceed down the Delaware to CAPE MAY! arriving there at 4 o'clock, a. m.. in ample time for the early moraiug bath, and Breakfast on the Island. Returning, will leave the wharf at Cape May on SUNDAY, at 10 o'clock, p m.. reaching New Castle at 3 o'clock, a in., and proceed iinnied.ate lv on In a Special Trais to Baltimore. arriving there by 7 o'clock, a. ui., and reaching Washing ton in the 9 a. in. Train. llJ" This Tripoffers extraordinary inducement's to Excursionists. A Delightful Ride through the most fertile portion of MARYLAND and DELA WARE! A SPLENDID MOONLIGHT SAIL ! (the Moon being full at that time,) in a noble steamer upon the broad bosom of the DELA WARE BAY.and a visit, durin^the height of the season, to the most fantous WATERIN G PL AC I . IN THE WORLD! as well as a Day's Sojourn at the most MAGNIFICENT HOTEL ON THE GLOBE! enjoying the Delightful Sea Breeze, and in FULL VIEW of the ATLANTIC OCEAN ! 1T7" Tht number of Tttkfts trill be Limited? and can lie had at Browns* Hotel, and at the Tick et Office in the Depot. jy 24?T.ThAF. 3t FIRST ANNUAL GRAND MILITARY, CLUB & CIVIC EXCJRSI&X OF THE Washington Highlanders, TO THE WHITE HOUSE PAVILION WEDNESDAY, AuS 1, 1S45. THE WASHINGTON HIGHLANDERS rt spectfully inform the public that they will give their first Annual Excus -vW sion on WEDNESDAY, August 1st The swift and splendid Steamer George Wash ington will make two trips on this occasion SLe will leave at the following hours, viz : First boat leave Georgetown at 9 a m.; Washington, at 10; Navy Yard 10#. and Alexandria at 11 a in JO" In consideration of the request of numerous friends in the Government Departments, the ?-se cond boat-' will leave Washington at 4 p m and Alexandria at 4#. Returning, leave the White House at 7 and U o'clock. CJ" Fischer's celebrated Cotillon Band is eu ga<ed. jjT** The "Highland Piper'' and ??Pipes'' will accompany the Excursion. Columbus will serve up Refreshments in his be?t style at City prices. Dinner 50 cents; Supper 25 cents. Tickets ONE DOLLAR?to be had of the mem bers of the Company, aud at the boat By order of the Company: JOHN BAIN, Captain. G. W. Flood, Secretary pro teni. jy 24?TuThSAITu5t TO THE PUBLIC. THE STEAMERS MOUNT VERNON and BALTIMORE will stop at Al exandria, loth dav and ni^ht, and|_ at the landings on the Potomac river: Fare by these boats, viz : To Alexandria 80 1-2# To Marbury's..... 1 t*i To Cockpit Point 1 M To Ouantico 1 50 To Sandy Point 1 50 To Aquia Creek 2 00 Excursion tickets to Aquia Creek and return. in cluding dinner or supper, >2. A deduction on this charge will be made to parties of ten or more, wishing a daylight or moonlight Excursion This will afford to our citizens a pleasant recre ation from tbe heat and dnst of the eity at very moderate rates. L. REYNOLD'S, WM. MITCHELL. Either of the above boats can be chartered for Excursions, Towing, Ac. Jy 94?oo3w 4 LL STRANGERS visiting the City should see Hunter's Cata logue of the curiosities of the Patent Office. Al so, his Description of Powell's Great Pictures. HUNTER Is ta )MMM ?t 400 Tenth street, may 31?to* s FECIAL NOTICE.?To those of oar rustc ^ mm who h*r9 net y* **ttl?d thetr ?cowsteto th* lit Ida! we bflfi Ifit to My (hit ft will considered an ?*pecial f**<* If tfcej further notiicntlon. ?tt*?4 10 the ?sme tmmodi ah-lv All bill* 1*1* over on the 1st o< Augu?? ?ii b. .**? ? Thompson. ?J3fi Pa ivnor. M?wn 9th and 10th ?t?. jy2S-lw (Organ) ^JFDICINES SUIT ABLE FOR THE %*%. Stabler'* DivrkM Cordial Ro u-and'? Compound Svrupof Blackberry Root Brown'* Essenre of Jamais* Ginger Just received and on sale bv FORDkRRO, Druggl .t*. corner 11th *t and Pa. ave. jv 83?3t JOHN E. DUGAN. CLOCK MAKER. F *treet. between Fourteenth and Fifteenth afreet*. Washington. D C i All kind* of Clock* carefully Cleaned and! Repaired at the shortest notice Personal wanting their Clock* repaired will )>leasel l^ave their address. and they will be anended to at their residence*. jr 23?lw? 1*0.5*7] NEW SHOP. [N?. ??7 THE subscriber* have entered into copartner* ship under the firm of Summers A Sessford. aiNo. 5f?7. Seventh street. Inland, near Maryland Avenue, for the purpose of inanufhcturing&AD 1)1.ES. BRIDLES TRUNKS. HARNESS, and everything in that line of business Having laid in a good stock of material*, they desire to notify their friends and the public generally, that the)- aria ready to aerve them with any articles in their line at short notice, as good and as cheap a* any other establishment of the kind in thiscitv. JAMES H SUMMERS, GEORGE A SESSFORD Jy 22?8w |~OSt7oN THURSDAY EVENING, a pear I-J Cross Breastpin The finder will be suitably rewarded on leaving It at Mrs. SMITH'S, XO F <treet. Jy SI?3t* VIEW WALTZ.?Just published by the aub iv scriber*. the ''Multlflora Walt*," 'composed ind dedicated to Miss Sal lie Driach, of Leesuurg, Va., bv Prof. J. A. Young. H1LBUS A HITZ jy 21 Music Depot _ | | xT RFrFIVFI) 4 BEAUTIFUL assortment of Vegetable Ivory, ^a. comprising tt-nT>r twelve different patterns, ?>f pearl-like whiteness A?so, Frank Leslie'* New York Journal. Bal lot's and Peterson's Magazines at ADAMSON '3 Bookstore. 7th st.. oppo^te the Post Olhce jy 21?3te . tLot ks: clocks: [F yon want a good honest Clock?one that win alwar* give you the correct time, dmp in at G FRANCIS. 4% Seventh street. He has Clocks that cannot be excelled?handsome and good tin* keeper*. He sells low, and every Cluck Is m-ar ranted _ Jy2l SARATOGA. BLUE LICK. AND Bedford Water*, pure and fresh, just received, on sale by FORD * BRO , Druggists, comer 11th st. and Pa ave. Jv23~3t I 1LDING MATERIALS. TAR. ROSIN. and Cvmbe'land Coal. White Pine and Nortt. Carolina Girders, Joist. Scantling and Rails Eastern Shore do do do Spruce pine do do do White North Carolina and Eastern Shore Pine Boards and Plank, of all lengths and quality North Carolina ?Vhite Pine, Spruce Pine, and Eastern she re worked Flooring Poplar, Cberrv and Oak >hm^les. Lathes and Pickets Tar. Ko*in and Cumberland Coal All for sale and delivered to any part of the Dis trict at the lowest market price for ca*h, or on time to prompt men. H.N. A J. W EASBY, Lunilier Yard, corner 28th and D st*.. Jy 21?3t First Ward FIRST WAK1> LIVERY AND SALE ST.\. BLES. IN announcing to the public of Washington that R I have taken possession, by purchase. of the above Stables, on G street, near the War Department, (lately occupied by A. Sehwarti.) 1 wish to in/orm.^WBBMM> them that it will be entirely conducted by im?elf, tad that all order* left upon the premises wiil )*? attended to punctually with elegant Carriages and careful drivers The Riding School will be con - .1 noted by a professional equestrian and perfectly tocile horses ; having stated ho'irs for laav eque trians. iu private or public, as thev mav prefer Particular attention will be paid to horses kept at Livery in his establishment. Persons requiring open barouches or familr car riages, can tie satisfactorily accommodated, as *>11 as those desiring riding horse* for gentiemeu or ladies. FR1EDERECK LAKEMEYEK. Jy 21?3m Agent "IRE DISH (OVERS. Round and Oblong, ' from 6 to 18 iochea. cheap, at G. FRANCIS'S. Jy:? 4iW Seventh st. B W >11 11ST RECEIVED AT SH1LLINGTO.VS ? " Periodical Depot. liodey's Ladies' Book for August Ballou's Dollar Monthly do Peterson's Magazine do household Words do New York Journal do \hbct's Life of Napoleon Moredun, by Sir NV alter Scott The Winkles l'he Pronhet. or Mormonlsm Unveiled Kemale Life among the Mormon* The Heiress of Ha lghton Trial and Triumph, or firmness In the household, by T. S. Arthur Waikna. or Adventures on the Mosquito Shore Norval Hastings, or the Yankee Private** All the New Magazines, Cheap Publications, ltid everything in the Stationers- line constantly ?n hand and for sale at JOE SHILLINGTON'S Odeon Building, cor. 4k *t and Pa av Jy ? BOOT AND SHOE STORE REMOVED. GEORGE BREMER has removed hi* Well ki.Dwn <i* ntlumen's BOOT AND^iLi SHOE Store and l-'actorv from 11th street,^ between Pa avenue and E street, to Pn avenue, afew doors above Wlllards' Hotel He is prepared in his new premises to give aatis faction to all. G. B ha* by dint of great care in purchasing his stock, employing none but A No. 1 workmen, and by his capacity to fit hi* customers so as to have his work set very easy on the foot, while It al ways exhibit* the moM fashionable style, earned a reputation in hi* business second to that of no other custom-work boot and shoe maker in the Union. He solicit* the patronage of all, and his terms will be most reasonable to all. Jy 1&?tf I to: FOR THE SPRINGS!?Persons who II contemplate a journey to the spring*. *ea-*ide mountains, or the cwintrr, should not negle< t to .?all at :3<t6 Pa. avenue and get their stock of Lair, tooth, nail, bething and clothes Brushes Dress ing. side. puff. neck, fine and pocket Combs, tine Pomatum. Hair Oil, Bay Water. Cologne Ex Tarts for the Handkerchief. Soap. Toilet Boxes and Powder, traveling, pic nic. work, and card Haskets, Ac., at the Piuno. NHisic. Stationery ai d Variety Store of JNO F ELLIfc, 3ti6 Pa. avenue. betw Uth and 10th ft* Jy 18?-tf WHILE MANY OF Ol R MERCHANTS are complaining of dull times and tell u*the\ have more clerks than customers. G. FRANCIS, 190 Seventh street, is rapidly selling df every thing in the wav of Housekeeping Hani ware. and al ways gets the money, lie thinks the tim?? are certainly improving The truth is. he aetls low. and the people are beginning to understand it. If ^?iod articles, low prices, aiid every efiort to pleas< will suit purchasers, he is determined that his , ustonier* shall be satisfied. jy H' |>FRSONS WITH DEFECTIVE VISION ! are invited to examine my extensive stock of all kinds of SPECTACLES and EYE GLA? KS Glasses of anv kind, such as Cataract, Para hola, Periscopic, Double Concave. Double Con vex, and Colored Glasses, put in at short notice, with great care, and persons in want of glasses mav lie sure to get those which benefit the eye. |fT Circulars "Defective Vision" gratis at H SEM KEN'S. 350 Pa avenue, bet. tth and 10th ?'*. mar 30 NOTICE. 'HHE firm of Williamson * Osgodby having X been dissolved, the undersigned has taken i Shop in the immediate neighborhood of the for uier place with a view to perinaneucy In the trad<= Thankful for liast favors so liberally bestowed o* the late firm, ne solicits a continuance of ashais of the patronage here*?ft?re received. N. B.?Shop on 12th. between Pa. aven-te and E street. Residence on 10th. between G and H *ts.,No.413. JNO. B. WILLIAMSON, jy 14?eo3t? Excellent green tea ?? m rents. All other kinds constantly on hand, such as Old and Young Hyson. Imperial, Gunpowder Hvson Skis, Oolong, Souchong. Pouchong. Msg Vong, Orange and Flowerv Pecco and English and Ijondon Breakfast. All Teaa warranted to give satisfaction. Samples may be had on appli < ation at the Tea Store, &10 Seventh street Jy 81?eo3t HALL A HENNING FAINT AND OIL STORE. , "1KTINDOW Glass, Ac., Camphene. Spirit Gaa, m Sperm, Solar and Lard Oil Lamps. Clocks, Brushes. Ornaments, Girandoles. Shade* Ac J R McGRESOR. Successor to C 8 Wtanesey, jy 1??eo2w W4 Svmit^ ft.