Newspaper of Evening Star, July 26, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated July 26, 1855 Page 2
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EVENING STAR. WA^HINOTON CITY: TIU'RSDAT AFTERNOON July 2tt. JOB PRINTISO. Wp arc muring our prefer into a fine new frew room. *hfr* we will have greatly in creased facilities for the execution of Job Prutisg f'ur other facilities! for the neat, expedition*, aud economical execution of Job Printing, of almost every description, have likewise been greatly extended of late. So we are now prepared to give satisfaction in that line to all Counsel before the Court 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 u* a call AGENTS TOR THE STAR. The following persons are authorised to con tract for the publVation of advertisement* in the Star: Philadelphia?V B PatMR, N. W. corner of Third p.lid Chestnut streets New York?S M Pbttixcill A Co., Na?sau Street. UoftoL? V. B. Palmer, Scollay'a Building py Advertisxmksts should be handed in by 12 o'clock, M., otherwise they may not ap pear until the next day. SPIRIT OF THE MORNING PRESS. The Union discuses the rape of the Wash ington Monument, sayiug in the course of its remarks: "The process by which they claim tv^ have perverted the control of the woik to their own f>ase uses was so shameful and so reckless, so illegal and s<; violent, as to be alone sufficient to cover the author? of, and the actors in. the usurpation with eternal opprobrium. In the dark recesses of their secret lodges, they con cocUd the plot which has excited a -torni of cut. nipt against them. and ha? already pro duced a train of dis;?sters to the ennobling project which ha? enlisted so much interest among the American people. Without notice, save that which was so brief a' to battle all at tempts to ? heck-mate their scheme, even it its full extent had been known, these abandoned demagogue* proceeded to hold a Know Nothing *lec;iou fur directors of the Washington Mon ument?an election by themselves, at which no votes were (tolled but those thrown by th.' order. ar.d no ticket supported but that made up in their lodges. Our citizens who saw thi mock electioj going on could not imagine what it meant till the result was announced, amid the fiendish rejoicings of the so-called victors. In harmonious sympathy with the villanie and violence that have marked the reign of th is oath-hound conspiracy, they httd pre viously secretly tampered with two of the offi cers of the regularly-constituted board of managers of the Washington Monument; and when they were denied possession of the pre niisf? they resorted to force, took possession of the books, and drove out the regular agents of the legal organization. And not only were all these outrages carried into effect, but tb< Know Nothings managed to induce one ot tin agent? of the regular board, whom they ha I seduced into their plot, to insert a false entry upon the record-of the board, so a* to give color to the ?ubsequcnt fraud ! The result is that th** whole matter has become a subject for judicial investigation.*' Of tho^e ousted from the management of the affair* of the monument society as compared with tho^e frau lulently put in their place -, the ?*ditor says : " Congre.-p that must have responded to the c ill of pa:ii?t> a? Winfietd Scott and Archibald liemierson?of sueh echolar* a* Pe ter Force Hiid Lieutenant M.'.ury?of such pub lie-spirited citiiens a- W. W. Seatun and W 1 W. Coicoian?literacy cloeed i's door? upon ihi- appeal, when a set <T political demagogues and partisans came forth from their secret clubs, ai.d. with all the violence of their pro totypes during the French revolution, de mandid to exercise rights which they hail usurped, and to protect interests r-hich they f.u.i only destroy " The Intelligencer di?cu- ing the policy of Austria with reference to the eastern war. say? '?There i; stiil a mystery hanging over the Vienna conferences which all the explanation made by the Monitejtr of Paris, and by Lord Clarendon and Lord Kus.-cll, in the l?riti.-h Parliament, i-etm but to render more difficult of solution. We should be flow to believe that M Drouyn de 1'Huys, one ot the ablest minis ters France ever had, could have lent hinis. If to any premeditated design of Au>tria to de reive tne Allies, even if the court of Vienna eo*ld b?: supposed capable of duplicity in the confercn?-> - : and jet his dismissal by the French Emp?Tor would recm t?? give couute nance to such ?r inference. It i* evident, we think, that the Austrian representative at the conferences, aud those of France and England, did not understand each other. They could not all have been sati-Sed with the avowed policy of Austria if they had known that it wculd lead to the reduction of her army anu her imp'ied abandonment of the cause of the Allie* f tie re has been a mistake, a misun derstanding somewhere, aud we shall retrain from attempting any comments up^u it while the statements in regard to it. though seeming to come from official ;ources, are much Mt variance.*'*.?We are indebted to Taylor k Maury for the Augu-t number of Putnam's Magazine. containing many capital articles, beside* the usual erudite and interesting lit erary reviews for which the publication enjoys so high a character. The leader for the month is 44 Turkish Laws of former Times, a. Illus trated by the Ad venture < ? f Capt John Smith. President of Virginia and Admiral of New England. a well-written article, in which the almost fabulous (but real) adventures of that extraordinary man with the Turks, arc ag*:n brought to the public mind, bving told in a fascinating way indeed. Br a Treatise upon Scrofulous Diseases La? jun been published by l'r J. 1} Wright, of New York city. The doctor contends that scrofula ran be a? readily cured as any other disease, if properly managed; and further that consumption is but one of the many forms of this hydra-headed monster. We notice be cites a go?i deal of testimony, taken from his cwn practice, to fully substantiate his asser tion- amongst which are some of the most re spectable names in the great metropolis ot the I nion The doctor asserts that consumption being a scrotalou* disease can be cured even alter all hope has been abindoned. aaJ is ready t? prove the fa^t to all who may call upon him or bis ag-nts. The doctor's '? Scrofu lous Antidote for the cure of all forms of scr^ful >u- d 'eases, and prepared by him |>cr bcuaily. can be hal of Charles St.,tt A Co , Pennsylvania avenue See advertisement Faow Sa>T.% Ft ?Advice* fr nn Santa Fe state that Col I anntleroy had returned from hi- pursuit of the I'tah Indians He overtook the party near the head waters of the Kansa. ri'er. killed to ami took a prisoners. Maj ?r Brooke and one soldier was killed The ln bcwev*:r, ?tiu continue their depreda tion* at various point* The Eirwas. Caiaanchog and Chevene In dians were iu tne vicinity of Walnut Creek r**iv:ng their annuities from the Government. Foot Races.?It is announced offi .three splendid prixes. th* ie<u<t of which is ??? in gold, mil he offered to the la di?t of 3?nee?oottntv Ohio, at the u?xt annual la.r. October 1865, for the swiftest running at a tovt iwe The fastest ladv on f?ot to take Um aighest prise WASHINGTON NEWS AND G088IP. Blotted Fanaticism ?The besotted fanati cism of New Ei.gland was never better illus trated than iu the current tirades of the press of that country against the recent action of the Kansas Legislature in adopting as the ini tiatory system of laws for the Territory, the ?tatute law* in force at this time in Missouri. The fact is made the groundwork ol a pica th:it the Legislature of the Territory is doing all sort* of highh-.nded, outrageous, and here tofore unheard-of thing* in that particular connection. Now. the truth id, nothing i* more necessary and common in such cases than precisely su?h action Congress, usually, iu commencing to form laws to govern new United States Terri tories, adopt.* the existing laws of a State lying adjacent to it. or faun which it is separated by the admission of the State into the Union. When Congress, by a pressure of business or from any other cause, fails so to do. thet rep resentatives of the people thereof, assembled in a Legislature, must do so, or leave theic con stituents iu a state of anarchy for months, if not years; aa it would be impossible to frame a suitable set of laws for any people, one by one. ab initio; under, it may be. years of legis lation on details. Nought else so suit a peo ple as a starting point of law. a* the law? un der which the most of them have been accus tomed to living, which in ail casos are at ]cast sufficiently applicable to their circumstance? tj serve as a starting point from which to im prove on them to meet the partieular wants and emergencies of the people of the Territory. In the ease of Minnesota, Congress, in a sin gle clause of a single bill, adopted the laws of the State of Wisconsin as the organic law, as it ucre. for th? govern nent of the people of the Territoiy. Marylanu. on becoming a State of this confederacy, also in a single clause of a:i act adopted all of her then existing laws that wire applicable to her changed condition, as well is the common law of England., as the manner in which it has been settled proves, ij the child of Missouri and Kentucky?more than half its citizens going iuto the Territory fr ?m those States, the former laying on its border. The reader of common sense will comprehen I from what we have written above, that the selection of the legal system of Missouri is just what might have been expected, and what, under all the cir cumstances, her people judge best for them selves. As for the idea of leaving the laws for the pre.-> nt government of the Territory to be a greed on one by one, while our people are as disputatious as they are everywhere, it is preposterous?as to do so would probably make it impossible, fur years to come, even to adju dicate a dispute concerning a simple bill of exebang**. Ans'ralia ?The following letter, which i.? from an United Slate? Government agent abroad, gives much interesting information concerning th*j status; of a portion of Australia, and i? later in ito dale than any other similar information we have seen in the newspapers of the day CoJfSI'LATE OK TUK U SM ) Melboi r.n*, (Australia,; April 'J, 1H65. { T'.e political relations of this colony of ufe have been much <Ji*turbed in the gold district, and the remit was a resort to arms between th-: Government troops and the iusurgents, in which the latter lost fourteen killed, eight wounded that have since died, und twelve wounded that have since-' recovered. On the side of the Government troops there were s^int five or six killed, including an officer (a cap tain) ai.d about the same numher wounded, fhe Government also Wok thii^eeu prisoner.-* who were tried for high treasoi^kut were all acquitted. No Americans participated in the disturbance-. The Government having inti mated their intention to abolish the diggers, license, things are now ?juie-t The cemnn tcial relations o] thiscdonv are now improved, a^d the general impression is that the i.icrcase ut gold will be great during the present whiter. The resources of the country iu gold are, in my opinion, without a parallel, besides coal, t:n, lead, and copper AH kinds of American produce (exc lum ber) are very scarce, and are bringing remu nerating price*. Flour, particularly, i?> much wanted, mid an entire cargo of " Haxall" or Ga!lego would command r-21 at least. Immigration from Great Britain has of late >oniewhat fallen off. probably owing to tin war. liu' il is greatly on the increase from China. In t??? last three days, soinc 1.5(H) have arrived. Zinc Paint.?It seems, from sundry article in late n? rth?*m papers, that ship owners and builders in that quarter are beginning to com prehend the value of zinc paint for covering the bottoms of sea-going vessels, as made manifest by the results of the many and care iul experiment- of officers of the government at the Norfolk navy yard. We have once or twice made allusions to these experiments and their results, and now take occasion to say that it will be time and money well spent for those heavily engaged in ship building, to visit the Navy Department in thio city, where they will find . pecimcns of the effect of the tea worm on a con-iderable number of prepara tions to protect the sides and bottoms of ship* from the ravages of the worm. The grand re mit of these experiment*, which extended over a ecries of years, and embraced every thing conceived of in the United States likely to aid iu the work of the discovery of a pallia tive. if not of an entire preventive for the rav age* of rhe arch enemy of the -hip owner, turns out to be zinc paint only. It was found that, though some woods stood the ravages of the worm much longer than others, and though there was much difference in the way in which the worms attacked dif ferent metals?fastened themselves on them? whatever was coated with this particular paint was in all cases untouched by the worms; though if any portion of the wixmI coated with it-was left exposed without the paint, it was as surely to be fouud there as on or in any thing else. The discovery resulting from these experiments is a matter of more importance to the navigation interest of the country, than any other improvement in the art of ship build ing that has been acc -mplished for many years; as it embraces, when properly applied, a per fect insurance against damage to the hulls of shipping from the sea worm, which, up to thi. tiine. is the great cause of the deterioration of the value e?f ships. Roaa&te Spoonbills-?Two living specimens of this beautiful and singular bird hare just arrived at the Smithsonian Institution, where they are attracting much attention. They were sent from Florida. It is found for the most part along the mouths of rivers, ponds, or sea islands, particularly in Florida. It is rare te meet with fewer than half a doxen together, and their movements are described by Audu bon. the distinguished naturalist, as exceed ingly beautiful They attain their perfection in the third year. Their feathers are manu factured into fan-.. The wing*%re of a pale i ' ate tint, the bill mote richly colored, and the legs and feet dark brownish red. The Settlement of the Great We?t.?Some ?lays ago we took occasion to proscnt the Star's roaders with statistics of the land rales at one of the Iowa land offloes. iadioating enormous settlement* and Und transactions in that quar ter. To-day we publish another interesting similar table, as follow-: Quantity of Land sold at Dubuque, Imva, during the month of May, 1555. Aercs. Dollars. At 51 23 per acre 153,378.84 191 723 55 Act of August. 1R54, at ?1.00 per acre 3,389.15 3.3^9 18 Act of August. 1854. at 75 cents per acre.... 5,37^.87 4,031 14 I're-eniption act of 1841, at 51-25 per acre....? 80.00 100 00 Pre-emption act of 1541, at 51 00 per acre.... 40 00 40 00 102,256.89 199.25G 87 No. of acres located un der act of 18-17 3.721 88 Act of 1850 19.171.18 Act of 1852 900 00 At 51 -25 per acre, would make 29.81ft 32 Total number of acres sold and located at Dubuque in May....156,119.95 229.103 J9 Jamaica.?It will be perceived from the fol lowing letter from an United States consul on hat island, that the whites of Jamaica at length entertain hopes that that beautiful island's prospects arc brightening, the dis covery of valuable copper mine? there bidding fair to make up for the losses sustained by its people through the operation of the mawkish anti-slavery philanthrophy of the parent gov ernment : U. S. Consulate, Kixgstow. Jamaica. ) June 30. 1855. j In consequence of the discovery of mines of copper, which the inhabitants are now work ing to some extent, they are buoyed up with the hope that the trade and intercourse be tween the mother country and this colony will in time, be resuscitated by means thereof; a ?he production of sugar, coffee, and rum. in ? msequencc of the nonworking of the negroes, will never, hereafter, be cultivated to any ex tent. Public Land Sales During the Year end ing June 30, 1855,?The official returns show -hat 13.825,730.93 acres of land have been sold during this period, for wh'ch there has oeen received, in cash and scrip, the sum of ^10,570.386 86. This is exclusive of the land located with military bounty land wairants in the same period. The aggregate of public lands, the title in which has thu.? been trans ferred from the Government to individuals, was never before so large in a single j'ear. fcven year of speculation in the public domain?1^36?the whole quantity sold and otherwise aliened was not as great A Diplomatic Letter.?We understand that the President ha.- received, through the Amer ican consul general at Tunis, a letter l'r -m the reigning Bey of that country, officially an nouncing the death of his predecessor, ai.d praising the virtue? of the deceased after the i a-tern fashion. as well as invoking the favor of Providence for the protection of the people and Government.of the Vnited States. Ii is writen in Arabic characters, and wa? accom panied by a tr;njslati >n in French. Pardoned.?The President has granted par* dons ta Jacob Slingerland. convicted of pr ?anting ut the Pension Office certain false and fraudulent affidavits in support >f claims fur pensions, with intent to defraud the Inked "tutcs Treasury, iwid sentenced t<? be confined in the penitentiary lor five years ; and to Wm, Tinniu, who convicted of robbing thf' mail, and -entenced to suffer ten years' im prisonment. The Postmaster General ?The Postmaster General, lion. James CampbeiJ, has left Wash ington t<> vi-it hi- home in Pennsylvania, and First A -?isi<Ant Postmaster General lloratio King acts in his stea l during his absence, a the law provide*. The CoKmisE'onership of Tensione.?A? Judge Waldo s resignation was accepted by the President to tako effect as early a~ the l.-t proximo, Judge Mi not will enter at that time on the discharge oi the duties of the position. Light-House Keeper Appointed ?George Ulackistone has been appointed keeper of tb? light-house Ht Bl.vckistone's island. Ciicsa p.ake bay, at 5450 a year. A New Consul.?Tbo Pre-ident has reso" O nised Ernst Carl Angclrodt as consular agent of Mccklenburg-Schewrin, to reside at St Jjoui.-. Missouri. The Current Operations of the Treasury Department.?On yesterday, the 25th of July, there were of Treasury Warrants entered on the books of the Department? For the Treasury Department.... 516.6sl 03 For the Interior Department 4 'JU4 91 F -r the Customs 112,596 89 War Warrants rcccived and en tered 8,000 00 War repay warrants 2,400 00 Covered in from Customs 2.145,777 10 Covered in from miscellaneous sources 514 87 PERSONAL. .... George N. Saunders, Esq., of N. Y., is stopping at Willards hotel. .... Samuel D. Baker, the manager of the National Telegraph line, died at New Orloan 011 the 22d inst. .... At Oregon city, on the 11th of June, a citizen was married to a Mann, or rather a lady w-called. ller Christian name is Cyn thia. and his surname Alhnght; an appro oriate connection, as the mere mention of the Queen of Night suggests luminosity. A happy -oiijunctiou. ... .There were 6,853 deaths in New Jersey last year of which over 1.000 were consump tion The number of those who died under 5 years of age was 2.667; and there was 355 between 7l> and HO, 20H between *0 and 60, 57 between 00 and 100. and 3 over 100. ....Senator Rusk, of Texas, denies the charge that he is a Know Nothing He says fie has regarded the efforts of that organiza tion, " from the beginning, as intended to se cure office and political gower, without any ither means to be used than so far as they were likely to secure their object."' ....Ex-President Martin Van Buren, a? compauied by Major Van Burcu, his eldest ' <011. arrived at Kinderhook on the 20tfi inst., from Europe, after an absence of two years, in the enjoyment of excellent health. On Sunday he attended the Episcopal church, and on M onday evening the Vclatie band visited his residence and welcomed his return home 1 by a serenade. .... It appears from the British censu? that eight hundred school masters aad school mis tre.vte* in Great Britain cannot write their names. Rich aki> Oily?New Bedford, the richest <nty in the world, iu proportion to ite popula tion. numbers among its heavy tax-payers twenty-nine who are worth $100,000 each, four worth 5200,000. a ladv worth $300.00(?, one man who has 5600 000, one worth 5300,OOo. c?o worth 51,000.000, and any number that cau show from 510 000 to ?100,000. Most of persons have made their money from the whaling business.? Boston Chronulc. The Fever at Portsmouth, V* The following letter explain* this matter fully: PoBTBiiorTH. Va.. July 24. 1855 We have th'j yellow fever here at present, and for fear that you may hear exaggerated accounts of it. I will try to give you a true statement. About si* or eight wee'ks ago, or perha|>8 a longer tiiuo, the steamer Ben Frank lin. from ?ome one of the West India port*, put in here in distress for repairs. The health officers went on board, found no case of sick ness, but thought it best to quarantine her for a short time. i. e.% twelve days; when she wa allowed to como to Pace A "Allen's yard, in Oosport. under the pledge fr>m the captain that he would not breaK out the hold. He violated his pledges, and the consequence was that nearly every one that went below to woik were soon taken sick, with what turned out to be the yellow fever?the most of them being north^raer.4, boarding in Gosport. Being de tected in the first case as the yellow jack, sm itory measures were taken, which confined it entirely to that location: only two ease? (so far) occurring out of Oosport proper. We h ve had, in all. a'Cording to the physician's report, about twnty-six cases; of which eight nave died. We have had quite a panic here con cerning it?lots of tar barrels burning, throw ing lime iu the streets, fencing in G -jtort, w.-aring camphor and asafoetida about our clothos, und, in fact, a general use of all dn,iu fecting agents. But. aside from all this, it i playing the very deuce with business. The t ?wn is nearly deserted; about two-tliir ls of the men in the navv-yard having taken their discharge, and left for parts best known to themselves. Every man, worn in, and child that could raise a hair trunk has packed it. and left us alone?not in our glory, but to bury the dead. I should there be any The deaths, from that and all otlur liseases together, do not average one in three days. The fact is, it being something now here, tho timid had to make known their ap preciation of it by raising a little excitement, and taking a holiday trip. The disease has had its sway. There is no new cases repotted, and those that were ?iok are getting better. I never yet felt any fear. u?>r do I think there was any necessity for the extreme panic that was raised a day or two ago. But, as it is, thousands of dollars have been driven from tho town, from both local and transient custom ers?many of the last named, being in debt around town, will forttet to return. M A J. P. S.?Old Point and Hampton arc doing capitally. All our people, who could afford it, went there at once, so a^ to be entirely ou' of the reach of the fever, or any other epi demic that the summer might produce. ONE WEEK LATER FROM El ROPE ARRIVAL OF THE STEAMER ATLATIC. The Atlantic, with Liverpool dates to the 14th of July, arrived at New York last night. A ministerial crisis has again occurred in England, caused by Lord John Russell's shuffling explanation of his conduct at Vienna. On the 13th, in the English Parliament, Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton ? fiVred a motion that, a ministry containing Lord Russell is un worthy the confidence of the public. It was expected that Lord Palinerston would either throw over Lord Russel. dissolve the Parlia ment, or resign. ? Sevastopol has been subjected t<> two days' heavy fire without effect, and the beseigor> were erecting immense works against the M.i lakoff and Redan batteries. The beseiged were also erecting equally formidable works behind those defences. The Spanish insurrection has been sup pressed. A new Austrian Circu'ar is spokwn o~, in tended as Count Bool's reply to Napoleon's muendoes, and defending th*- c mduct of Aurtria towards tho Western Powers. GREAT BRITAIN. A rlespatch was received at Liverpool at the moment of the steamer's departure stating that Lord John Rus>ell ha-resigned Thccir stances which led to resignation were the dis closures made by him m regard to his course at Vienna. At theclo"e of the debate on the course of Sir John at Vienna. Lytton Bulwer moved that the conduct of the Minister charged with the negotiations at Vienna and hi* continuance iu ofiice, as a responsible adviser m the Crown have -hakon the confidence which the country ?h"uiu place in those to *h<>ui the administra tion of public affairs arc entrusted. Previously to Lord Russell's resignation it i was reported that if he did not resign he vs ula j take the Grey section of the Cabinet with hlut. and that Lord Palmer.-ton would fill the pla ces with more dccided men "ut of tho liberal ranks; also that Lord Derby was coming iu with another Conctitution Cabinet. Accounts of the crops iu all j>arts of England are favorable. THE WAR. The war news has but little intere.-t. From the Crimea the intelligence is thfct another general assault is not far off. Thirty thousand men are employed on the wrks of attack. The Russians in addition to other additional lef-nces are throwing up a formidable star fort behind the Redan A weak fire waj kept up ou the 10th and 11th. The oholcra was decreasing, and the health of tho allied armies wa.< more satisfactory. The Russians made a sortie on the night of the 7th on the works in front of the Matuelon. but effected nothing Ther e are strong indications of a campaign j on the Danube. The engineers have already been sent forward. Advices from Paris state that the Russian demonstrations agaiust the rest of the pi ice had been repulsed. Other accounts say that the Russians had t iken the fleid, and tnat the Turks had evacuated the placo and fallen back to Erzcrotia. From the Baltic it is stated that the fleets continued their cruising, destroying exin.sed property on the coast and on the White sea Hie port of Archangel has been placed in ? good state of defence, and a new batterv of SO guns has been erected. The foreign sliips in this jKirt succeeded in clearing their cargoes before the blockade which is now strictly en forced . . ? Rumors are published in the papers of a dangerous insurrection in a Russian Siberian regiment; also, of a change in the Russian cabinet. liieBrili-h ship Antelope bombarded and destroyed the town of Oldtown. Calabar COMMERCIAL NEWS. Livi ri'ool, Juiy 13, Friduy evening.?Cot ton. Sales oi the week 28.000 bales including t 000 bales to speculators, and 800 bales fur < xport. 11ices are easier and have declined chiefly for lower and middling qualities, but to-day the market closes steady with sales of 6,000 bales. Stock in port Go j. 000 bales, iu cluding 420.000 bales of American cotton. The Brokers' Circular quotas Upland Fair Bread stuffs.?Wheat and flour are firm?the latter has advanced 1$. for some descriptions. Stocks are small. Corn is dull, and prices have declined 5s. Western Canai flour is quoted at 40s. a 40s 6J Ohio 42s ?d. a 4.5s. White corn 41s. ; yellow 40s.; mixed corn 3y?. ?M a Provisions generally are unchanged, and the market is quiet. Lard is dull but prices are unchanged. NavaTStores.?llosin is firm at 4s. 3d. a 4s od. for common, 9s. yd. for fine. Money Market, Loudon July 13.?Consols for money are quoted at 91. American stocks arc active. State securities are unchanged, nut railway bonds are considetable higher, es pecially Illinois Central ; Construction 7y$ a ' ./ree 83 u 85. Dollars arc worth 5 shillings. How they Fight in Sardinia?The na tional mode of fighting in Sardinia appears to oe borrowed from the favorite animal of that country. Instead of having boxing matches, they have licking witches. It is called foul to strike with the fist, but a kick with a heavy boot is purely scientific. Eack of the c? moat M! 6UPPurted by two friends, who take hold of him under tho arm, while he launches out both feet at his antagonist. These fighti are sometimus fatal. The parties having the heaviest boots or the biggest nails in them i< generally the victor. Visit to New York.?The N?w York Evan gelist ha3 heard that there it a plan in c?n templatiou for a Sabbath Fchiol teacher s ex cursion from New England to N?.W York City, of one thousand teachers. ALEXANDRIA CORRESPONDENCE Alexandria. July 26, 133V The First Pre?hyteilan Sabbath School g?ve their pcholftin a pleasant pic nic yesterday at the White House, embarking at in early boar in the steamer George Washington. TI??*y had a pleasant ride over the Potomac arrived at the White House. pleasant parties were formed, and amid the green woodsnade, by the plea sant beach. or the lofty hill, the day pasaed mirthfully. The little orphans especially seemed to enjuy the fete very ma^h At at* early hour the boat arrived at home, every one delighted. Our City Council met on the evening of Tnes day. The Orange and Alexandria rnilmd were directed to repair their tunnel on Wi!kes street. A petition in favor of compelling ba: ber shops to bn closed on : referred Communication from Washington and Altxan < ria Railroad Company in regard to right of way through our city streets, referred The other bu-iuc** related entirely to our io mi'stic police. The new nuisance law go?s into operation ot. the 1st of Augu.-t. No carbage is thereafter to be thrown into the streets or a'leys, but cartg will p iss four times a week to (tilla't all reluse "tuff which is to be disposed off for the beiifS: of the poor house This is a most imi^rtjnt sanitary measure, and will le enforced vig?.r ously. The Circus c-f Rivers A Deri->us enter our city to-iuormw. Its long train of vans, wagons. Ac., will give especial delight to our juvenile* now in the heighi of vacation. All the pc*s in the 31. P. Church beinj: rcr.ted. nnu others being needed, sir more were crected in the place hitherto reserved for th? stoves, and were immediately dispr>?e1 of. The church is to be heated hereafter by a furnace, j and to meet the expenses incident to thi 1 c hange, several member* of the congregatioi have arranged for a moonlight excursion oi. Tuecsday evening next. The trip will. n< doubt, be a high'.y delightful one, an l will I t liberally patronised. The Mechanical club, and not the Recha bites give the excursion to Piney Point next Monday. * Ami. _ Kansas Legislative.?The Legislature o* Kansas met :?t the Shawnee Mission on the K i iustant. Mr. Marshall gave notice of his 5 tention to introduce a hill requiring citiz<>u emigrating from Massachusetts or oth^r St ite which have annulled or may nulify the law ol the United States, to Like the oath to sup I^rt the laws of Kansas Territory. Rev Jnh; '!iomr?son Perry, of the Southern Methodic chureh, was elected Chaplain on the 17th A bill was passed to prevent the sale cf mtoxi c itirtg liquors, and to prohibit all game- ?1 chance within the Shawnee Mis-ion A joint committee of eight w -s appointed to devwe a code of laws for the government of the Terri tory. Mr. Marshall, of the Pawnee District, ii. t;oJu;ed on the 17th, a bill providing that ev ery man who shall have paid the sum of SI j jriII tax, and shall product: a receipt fji the ; same from the judges of any cl-itim. r-na'l b< I a legal voter, provided he i* a citizen of tl. I'nited States, and shall have tak?*u the oatl I to support the constituti on of the United Stat. - and the act organizing the Territory of Ka - sa>. Additional intelligence from Kansas to th 2.; 1 states that Governor R eder had vet?>cu all the bills thusfai presented. lie says th<>ii is nothing ohjr -tionaMe in ,he bill*, hut lit do;s not consider the Legislature in leg sl s<-6 *i >n The vetoed bills were repa?-ed tnr"Ugl b'-th branches by a lar^e majority. \3T A mo?t interesting -ight to see. ia th t ol a young lady with -'lip [ !ie rubies," ana with ' teeih ol peaiiy whitenes*."' and with cheeks that have stolen the '? deep <*arnati>.i of the deathless f j.-e,"' wit.'i her moiith full of gingerbread ! OFFICIAL. FrnnJ-Un F art- Pre^idmt of th* Umitfd Stat of America, to all whom it may cctftrn : Satisfactory evidence having been exhibited t< me that Ridopth Christian BiRLiui ha* beer appointed consul-general of the. Netherlands, foi ; the 1'iiited States of North America. to reside a< New York. I do hereby recocnlzehima-such aiel | declare him free to exercl-e and enjov" such fuiK 1 tlons, powers and privileges a*- arc al'ovvtd to th> < ononis-general of the most favored nations In the Tinted States In testimony whereof. I have caused these let te:? to be made patent, and the seal of the I'nited State** to be hereunto aftl\ed filven under m? hai d at the cltv of Washinp ton, theaith davof Julv. A 1) 1w55. an. [l s .j of the independence of t he lT nlted States of America the eiehtieth FRANKLIN PIERCF. By 'he President: W L Mauct, Secretary of ^tate 3f-^SsTllL GEORGE WASHINGTON Clu> of Georgetown take pleasure in auno<in< - lag tt? the public generally that tbev will give an Excursion to the White Hou*t Pavilion on ISth ol August. I'arilciilarn in future advertisement Jv 2fi?Iw a?-^2=S?,:RAND MILITARY AND CIVIC ?vIS Excursion ?The member- of the Ben Franklin Target Company most respectfully an nounee to their friends and the public generally that they- intend giving an Excursion to the Ar lliigton Springs. Particulars in future advertisement. By order COM ARRANGEMENTS, j)' 96 ?-^a,PUBLIC SCHOOLS?Anexaminatior. of five select bo vs. from ea<'h of th?- ;nal? d?-|?<trtment!? of the four district schools, will take place on Thursday, the "Jltih, at 3 o'clock p m.. in the room adjoining the large lecture room at th< Smithsonian Institution. The medical facultv. tea? h?*ri? of schools, and all who feel Interested in public education, are re spectfully invited to attend Bv direction of the Trustees : jy'45?at GEORGE J. ABBOT. Sec'y. ^?-^^^EXCI RSION ?An Exrun>ion fer the benefit of the Youug Catholic's Friend Society will take place on THURSDAY, the 9th of Augnst. Particulars in future advertisement jy 25?3t GERMAN YAGERS take plea^ vCSk ~ure in anuouncingto the public that thex will give an Excursion to the WHITE HOUSE August 13th. Particulars In future advertisement. jy 21?eoJt (1000 BRANDY at 99 per gallon ; Old Ry< ^ Whiskev : the best ana cheapest black and Green Tea? fn the city; Cheap Preserving Sugar together with a fresh and well sflectea stock ol family Groceries at the lowest prices JOS. \V DAVIS: Jy vSi?It* corner 9th aiid E sts. THE WESTERN ACADEMY, Crntr S*v-nttenth and I stre't>. l\'axht*gton. A SELECT SCHO<?L will be opened on tht rtrst Monday in Septem*?er. for boys. Number limited totwenty-tive. For particulars see circulars at the Bookstore, oi call at the School Room after August "iOd. Jy 26?eo6w* S. L. LOOM IS. A M GREAT INVENTION. GEN'L DEOLAN, of Reading, Pa., who i now stopping at Browns' Hotel, has invented a machine for making bricks, in which he ha united so much force by mechanical combination that th* power of one man turning a crank. aid?t! by the momentum of a fly wheel, can manuf.tcn r 40,(K?" good pressed bricks a day, readv f-'i tn> kiln It can also be used foi temin-red < lay. a hand moulds with the greatest rapidity and "con venlence A complete working model may b seen at Mr. Stougbton's. 7th street, opposite tht PaU*nt Olflce. The inventor is ready to sell the right of thi> machine for Virginia and M iryland jy 26?lt? FIRST GRATTD EXCURSION AXD PIC H1C OF THE Empire Club. THE EMPIRE CU B take great pleasure in announcing to their friends end ???.Xirta._A the public generally that they will4Ba^a_i2?i.iLjL "lve an Excursion and I Ic Nic to the \\ uilt House PavUion MONDAY, Aurust t??h. Thev have chartered the swift ateainer Geo. Washing ton, for the occasion The boat will leave Georgetown at 7%. VVa?h ingtonS*, Blagdcn's Wharf. Navy \ ard. at 9 a id AlexannrlaatBK o'clock a m The best ootillon Music has boen engaged to; the occa-ion. Refreshments and dinner will be served by an experienced caterer at city prices Ticket* ONE DOLLAR?admitting a gentle man and ladles, to be had of any roemt>er of the Club or at the boat. P S ?Aa there will be no Invitations tent out we hope our lady friends will attend jy *?-TfaMWF8 PAISEKOERI FROM WASHINGTON TO CAPE MAT! ON THE GREAT EXCURSION TRTF Of SATURDAY NEXT, will I* conveyed In ;be Company"* carsrms or ciiaboi from the Washington depot, Camden Station, to the Phila delphia railroad depot, President street. Baltimore A Ladles' car will accompany the train , and 'be superb ladles' saloon on th* magnificent steamlmat General McDonald, reserved exclusively for tuem EKITR4IO!! EXTRAORDINARY FROM Washington to Cape May? Via Baltimore, Wllmlng'on. New tastle and Delaware Bay! ?4 00, for the Bored Trip! A'o ImUrft ran as ic?fA Bt tt*ns Hovrs i Jalfiinore and Obio Rail (load. (Washington Branch Xm.ln. Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Balti more Railroad TO " Wilmington and .N'w Castle Railroad... 3 44 I Delaware River and Bay So ?? THE Public Is re<pei tfullv Informed that ar. rangements have been completed for the atsve K*cursion The following Schedule will lw run with care, attrition, and punctuality : Passenger* will leave the Depot, for Bait In.or*. ?n SATURDAY AFTERNOON, July 2?, I Ijf o'clock, pre? l*el/, in the %J EXFKIM TRAIN ! where sufficient time for Supjjer will he allowed; hey will then proceed to fb?' Pre sident street l)e. pot of the Philadelphia. Wilmington, and Bait: more Com; anv. and at 1 o'clock, precisely. J?-a\~ ?a SPECIAL EXPRESS TR A1 Vi. composed of >irst-class Passenger Cars, for WII.MINOTUN AND NEW CASTLE Arriving at the latter place at 10 o'clock, p m , where tbey will take the t'ompur'f *wift and matrmtlcdit jrft " ' ?* -teantcr G EN ER A L McDON A 1 1* i!t' ifjjfci ^ Capt . M C Pearce. which will leave in" n.ed; ttely ?n the arrival of the Cars, and proceed down the Delaware to CAPK MAT! tr riving there at 4 o'clock, a m , ?n ample time for ihe early morning hath, and BreaJk/ast oi; the Island Returning, will leave the wharfat Cape Mav on SUNDAY, at l? o'clock, p m . rea< hing .New Cattle at 3 o'clock, a m . and proceed lnunediate ? v on in a Special Thain t" Baltimore, arriving here by 7 o'clock, a in . and reaching Washing* on in the 9 a in Train. Up* This TrlpoftVrs ??vtraordinarv Inducements to Excursionists \ Delightful H .de through tue timet fertile portion of M AP VUNDvrf DELA WARE1 A SPLENDID MOON LIGHT S \IL' .the .Moon ljeing full at that time.) .a a noble reamer upon the bri*d bosom of the DELA ?\ AltE BAN , and a vis.:, during th? height of th* ?*a>on. tothemoM fameus WATERING PLACE IN TllL WORLD' w well as a Day's s>joum it the most MAGNIFICENT HOTEL ON THE ?iLOBE : eiiio\ingthr Delightful Sea Braize and in FULL VIl;\V of the ATLANTIC OCEAN : * . , - dT" The ntimhtr of Ti'krt* frill be Limir-d *nd can lie liad at Browns" Hotel, and at the Tick et Office in the l>epot jy 24?T.TiiAF, :it ONE Hl'NDHED MORE OF those superior Magnolia Ham*, and proba bly all that will ?>e re< e,Ved this seanon, they 4 I ire cared In Maryland according to the old home stead receipt, the quality of which Is unsurpassed ?f equalled, by any other ever introduced bere Tu be had only at my store Also, a '-^h I ?t o' ,nat peculiarly fine selected and stand-trd B'a. Ic Te.i at 5 (cent* a pound. which ; 1 have introduced It is ?*-ld only by mvself and is now extensively known tn the District. .New coiners and others who have not yet used It are re ???iTed to the h ading members of the Facultv of Washington and Georgetown Samples furnished gratuitously. Bay Water at -J5 cents per bottle, or ?3 76 per lozeu For bathing purposes it Is as cheap a* common spirits. I Mint. Lavender, and Blackberry Cordials, the ?-erv articles for the prevailing epidemic Maple Siigai, Fre?h Prunes. Ac , with unsur passed varieties of choice family Groceries Z M P KING, Few steps northeast Jackson Statne. Jy 23?tf COAL!COAL! THE undersigned j. prepared to deliver COAL of the best quality at k?> SO per ton H C. HAKROVER. 3d street. Id door south of Pa avenue N B ?I give 2,*lt? pounds to the ton jv 13?lm tfVELLENT GREEN TEA it Ml cent V1 Ali other k.ids constantly on Laud.siwha* Ud and Noun^ Hyson. Imperial. Guupowder, Hyson ??kin. Oolong. Souchong, Poucbentr, .Nini: 'nv Flowerv Pecco and English and London Breakfast All Teas warranted to give satisfaction Samples may I* had on ai?pli ? ation at the Tea Store, 5i0 Seventh st-eet j? 21?eo3t HALL A HE.N.NINO ?E PEOPLE; that *? LAMMOND, /th -treet, is selling Fancy No tons and Toys suitable for presents at very low Jrice" ly 25?3t I^kRl'G STORE FOR SALE?AN OLD ES |*?Hshed -tand in one of the best locations :n ? aahington Address "Druggist," Star olftce Jy 25?3t k ? ARD?The subscriber Inform* bis friends and the public tha' he is now able to attend to 'lis business He can be found at his oid stalls Centre Market, ready to wait on them a* h<? iiways has d ue heretofore The be*t of BEF.F always en hand JNO WALKER. Victualler 'FEN DOLL IRS KI-W 1RD.? Lot,',Ix'twcwji '' '**' "Igbt and 3 this moniing. ?iBH L DRESS COAT It was ratter warm, and the owner encamped on ibl^k of L'"anite. ? ?ark of the old d?-pot. and took off his coat for 1 pillow Anv information of it will ?>e thankful., received at oil Pennsylvania avtuue jy 25? Yf7"ARKANTED TO Cl'RE~ In fiveda^s a > T sure and speedy cure for a certain Disease '?} addressing "Doctor''(stampenclosed; Georjr. - town Post Office It is verv pleasant and has ef fe ted a cure w hen everything else ha* fail. <1 jy iJ5?3t < HEAP Ml'SI< . f CONSISTING ofSongs. Duets, Marches,Qulrk step-.. Waltzes, CJuadr lies. Polk as, M jiour kas. Sehottisbes, Gallops, Dances. Guitar, Piano forte, Vocal and Gems of Sacred Songs, all from the most celebrated authors, both ancient and modern. The above music will be sold at greaih- reduced prices at SHILLING TON S Cheap Periodical I>epot, Odeon Building corner Pa. av. and I s. st Jy 25?tf THE FAIQUIER WHITE fcULPHl'R SPRINGS VRE now open for the reception of Company, and in a far more attractive condition ? than they ever have b?en. ? A gross misrepresentation auainst themJt having Ijeeti publish, d in the Petersburg Intelli ,'ei.cer ar.d Baltimore Sun to the effect that they .vere closed for the season is now traced to an :r responsibh? source uuworthy of notice. It is proper to state that there is no shadow of foundation for it. The subscriber trusts that he will n jt be made the victim of such malignity j and the respectable journals which have given currency to the rumor by transferrin? it to tb'-ir ?olumns will di^abusetbe public mind through the ?>ame medium ALEX BAKER jy 13-'.'m OT'tAVED OR STOLEN?From the sub scriber, a bay MARL, with grav hair* . on the hutt of her tail When she left *he^jV? had a halter on. Anv person gh-in- information, will he lile-rallv rewarded by Michael Muntz G strc-t, No. 621, Washington. DC jy *24?3t* \LL STRANGERS visiting the City should see Hunter's Cats ogue of the curiosities of tb< Patent Office Al ,o. his Description of Powell's Great Pictures. HUNTER is to be seen at UK1 Tenth street, may 31?Jin* Wl'Et IAL NOTH E??To those of our custo. O mers who have not yc; settled their accounts to he 1st inst we be* leave to *av that it will b? ?onsidered <^n espenal favor If they w|B, without further notifleation, attend to the same 1 minedi - atelv All hills lying over on the 1st of August * ill be again rendered ELVANSA THOMPSON, ^ I'* avenue, bet wee,, ?th and lt?tb sts. Jv 23?Iw (Organ] JOHN E. Ol'UAN, PLOCK MAKER. F street. ?>etween Fourteenth and Fifteenth streets Washington. D C i Vil kinds t?f Clocks careftiDr Cleaned and] Uei*aired at lh?* sho-'est notice Penonsj wanting their Clocks retired will please I leave their address, and they will be attouded to at their residences. jy 23 lw* V"EW WALTZ?Just published by tLejnb i" scribers, the "Multiflora Waltz," connoaed and dedicated to Miss Sallle Drlscb. of Leesburt Va., by Prof. J. A. Young. ?* , i^LBUS * H1TZ if " Musie Depot CLOCKS! CLOt Uft! " IF you want a good hone?t Cl.? k?on* that will tLe CO!T*ct 11 n^- drop In at G t-d AN CIS, 45/) Seventh street He ha* Clocks that cannot he excelled?handsome and nood tima )t*^lr"1 IIe ??11* low- *n<l every Clock is war. ?anted JyW

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