Newspaper of Evening Star, August 2, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated August 2, 1855 Page 2
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EVENING STAR. wAlilieTOI CUT: THURSDAY AFTERNOON Alfiit 9. Q? Apvxbtisbhbjts should be banded in by 12 o'clock. M., otherwise they may not ap pear until tbe next day. AGENTS FOR THE STAR. The following persons are authorised to eou traet for the publication of advertisement* hi the Stmr: Philsdelphiar-Y. B. Pal***, N. W. corner of Third and Chestnut streets. New York?S. M. PxttihcillI Co., Nassau RTNi. Boetoc?V. B. Paucxb, 8collay's Building JOB PRINTING. "We are moving our presses into a fine new 'press room, where we will have greatly in creased facilities for the execution of Job PmiKTtxc. Our other facilities for the neat, expeditious, and 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 tbe Ssnr office the best place in Wash ington for the immediate and correct execu tion U tkeir printing jobs. Give us a call. SPOLIT 0? THE MORNING PBESS. The Intelligencer deprecate? the radical Spirit that id abroad, as manifested in a propo sition of ?ome New York paper to discard pub lic men who have education for their particu lar duties, and experience in discharging theui, and quotes Shakspcare as follows, to illustrate the precise character of such notions: 44 Dick. The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyer*. 44 Cade. Nay. that I mean to do. Is not this a lamentable thing that of the skin of an innocent lamb thould be made parchment' that parchment, being dribbled o'er, should undo a man ? Some say the bee stings, but I say tis tbe bees wax ; tor I did but seal once to a thing and I Wis never mine own man since. " Smith. Here's to the clerk of Chatham, he can write s.ad read and cast accompt. "'Cadv. 0monstrous! "^?nith. We took him setting of boys' copies. J 4- Cade Here's a villain ! 44 Smith. H as a book in his pocket with red letters in't. 44 Cade. Let me alone. Dost thou use to write thy name, or hast thou a mark to thy self, like an honest, plain-dealing man ? " Clerk. Sir, I thank God, I nave been so well brought up that I can write my name. 44 All. He hath confessed ; away with him ; he s a villain and a traitor. " Cade. Away with him. I say; hang him with his pen and inkborn about his neck " [Henry VI. The Intelligencer is further greatly shocked at the proposition of an unnamed New York pa per that shouts out for an elective judiciary, be eause. as our city cotcmporary alleges, "Judge Kane, of Pennsylvania, haa felt himself bound to obey the Constitution r.f the United States in ? re^eDt case of abduction of slaves, instead of yielding himself, body and soul, to the behests of fanaticism. Surely 4 it is the very error of the moon : sheeomes more near the earth than she was wont, and makes men mad.'' It is hs4 enough, in all conscience, to have a State Judiciary elective; but if the time is ever to come when the Supreme Judicial Tribunal is to be composed of men chosen by and depen dent on the vacillating favor of the populace, then, indeed, shall we have taken a fatal step backward. " The Union argues at length on the subject ?f the Wheeler slave-stealing case, justifying ."\nd defending the opinions and action of J udge Kane in the premises. New Book* The Prophets ; or Mormonism Unveiled, (with illustrations.) Philadelphia : Wm Whit* Smith. 185 Chestnut street. London : Trub ner A Co. 1855. This anonymous book, of som? four hundred pagos, professes to be a history of the life of Joo Smith, with a detailed account of his amours, and those of Brigham Young and <*her Mormon " saints" of notoriety, under the pretence of spiritual matrimony. Its #tyle Is exceedingly flashy?novelish?and betrays, throughout its every chapter, that it was got up n*vre to gratify a depraved taste in the eocnmunity for libidinous reading, than to teach the world truth concerning the evils and infa ncies of Mormonism, which are bad enough in all conscience. Though we cannot recommend this book, it will, doubtless, have a large sale, because it is likely to be tabooed by all who ?at a proper value on the morals of society. Bull Smith Abroad ; (illustrated by Hcnly, Walcott, and Overache.) New York : J C. Derby, 119 Nassau street, Ac This work, which possesses vivacity, is as full of clever gossip as an egg is of meat, though sometimes running into insipidity. It is understood to be from the pen of the spright ly wife of Donn Piatt, Esq., Secretary of the American Legation in Paris. It is a sort of Tambling history of that lady 's adventures in the gay city in which she ie?in shopping, at the opera, the levee, at church, at the review, and, indeed, anywhere and everywhere in Paris where American ladies go alight-seeing on their first visit to Europe. For a first effort it is quite acreditable and interesting production, and is dedicated with commendable filial piety to the father of the fair authoress. The above books can l>e had at the store of Messrs. Taylor A Maury. Socthkeb Qi arteblv Revikw ?We have received from the publisher, Mr. C Mortimer, Charleston, S. C., the last number, dated July, of this review. The opening article is on the subject of "Elements of International Law," by Henry Wheaton, written in his usually lucid and forcible manner; in the course of which he says, 44 the plainest dic tates of common sense should induce us to an ticipate, in some measure, what must follow. We are bound to observe strictly these princi ples of international law, which oblige us to remain neutral as a Government between the contending sovereigns of Europe It is our duty to prevent our own euisens from inter fering in these contests, or from disturbing the territories with which we are at peace. But it is our right, ar.i our highest obliga tion, to maintain, without regard to conse quences, our national dignity, and the safety of our national commerce and interests. And it is equally our duty to provide, even In this season of profound peace which blesses oar own shores, for that crisis in the affairs of the "world which seems to impend. The justice of a cause does not avail a nation, unless it is able to vindicate itself by arms We should *t rhi-* rime impress Europe with a sense of our ability to protect ourselve* and to redress our own wrongs.? Besido the article on Inter national Law, are : The Jesuits, Russia, La martin ^Opinion of Chief Justice Taney on Usury, TiCf the Threat; Countess of Blessing ton, Homeopathyt Copper in the Unitad State* Massachusetts?her Past and Present Position' Critical Notices, 4e WASHINGTON NXWS AND GOMI?. Kansas ?The dominant party in Kansas aro being more roundly abased by theoppr. sition press of all factions throughout the non slaveholding States, than any party or people were, ever before, in this country. All an thus abused, from Senator Atchison and Gen. Stringfellow, down to the humble frontier-man who shouldered his rifle and axe and wen* over the border on horseback to make a settle ment in the new Territory, if but to counter act with his vote that of some abolition pauper, paid to go out there to revolutionize to suit anti-slavery notiona, the institutions of Missouri and neighboring slaveholding States, by mak ing Kansas a ground upon which the slave stealers may with impanity carry out their illegal plans on the property of others. A for the Legislature whom the people of Konsa.^ have seen fit to elect, they are denounced for the most God-forsaken ruffians the world ever produced. Yet all the world know that they are honest and truthful representatives ol their constituents, a large majority of whoui are bent on counteracting the abolition de signs of the New England Aid Societies, who have no more direct interest in the charactei of the institutions they seek to mould, than the man in the moon. We are not at present prepared to expres.-. an opinion of the merits of the quarrel between the Legislature and Governor Reeder< as we are persuaded that there mu.?t bt facts bearing on it of great importance ir coming to just conclusions, which arc as yet unknown to the distant public. However strong the belief may be out there, we hove not the least idea that Reeder sympathize with the abolitionists directly or indirectly; forming our opinion upon his long previous re cord as a public man, which was as firmly and emphatically anti-abolition, as that of any other public man in the United States, South or North. We prefer to judge any man b} such a criterion, a fair and considerate one. rather than by the extravagant denunciation of those with whom he is engaged in a contro versy characterized by as much violence and political intemperance as ha* ever marked a similar affair in any portion of this country. We are, we may add, by no means surprised at the earnestness displayed by the anti-abo litionists of Kansas. They are set upon by the higher-law men of the East, in order to de stroy slavery. That, and that only, is the pur pose of the original emptying of Yankee pau pers and mischief-makers into the Territory: and it was undertaken with the full under standing that the first result of its succes. would be the destruction of the value of many millions of the property of the citixens of Mis souri, whose rights they had bound thcmselve. to re*pect, in availing themselves of the pro tection of the constitution aud laws of the United States. The only wonder to us is, that knowing th? object with which the robbers were sent out there, so violent a people as real frontiermen of this country always are, they were not at once received with rifle and knife in hand, in stead of being allowed to gain even so much ol a foothold as they have so far been allowed t<. achieve. It is notorious that throughout every non-slavehoiding State, except portions ol Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana, the slavery obli gation of the constitution and laws of the Uni ted States are now set at defiance. The South cannot and will not submit t tiii? state of things, which are cncourage! b} those at the North who have something to lose by the revolution that threatens their in terests, only because the South has, up to this time, submitted without violent retalia tion to revolution aimed at the destruction ol its interests, rights and property. Abolition ism, as now being carried out, is revolution? nothing more nor less?active, open, and effec tive revolution. It# supremacy is not th* government under which the South stipulated to live with the North, on the formation of the constitution of the United State?. The result of its ?upremacy can be neither moro nor le.?. ?hau the reduction of the whole South to a condition of *?cial and political inferi?rity. as a sacrifice to Northern demagogueism. fau.iti cieiu. cupidity aud telf-rigi teousncss ; to u condition which is only paralleled in the ex isting condition of the British West Indie.-, brought about by a proeiscly parallel cause Every hour is bringing forth more proofs thut fuoh is to be the ultimate results uf the un checked labors of the abolition leaders. Con fidence in the devotion to the Union of those at the North who have something to lose by revo lution to eud in separation, has, up to this time, induced the South to submit, but with an ill grace, to being robbed by wholesale, and in flagrant violation of law. by organized bande of so-called pbylanthropists The violence of the anti-abolitionists of Kansas and Missouri is the fir^t organized and systematic effort on the part of the South to rcaist and retaliate; which will speedily so increase and extend, as that the conservative portion of the North will be compelled either to give up their conservatism in the matter of slavery, or to put down aboli tion efforts and organizations around theui; it being now clear that they cannot progress much farther without bringing on a very general and violent collision between the two sections. We are writing in sober earnestness in theso re marks. The Washington Monument ?We hear, that after all the grandiloquent professions and promises of the Know Nothings, who, through fraud, Ac. some months ago obtained pobsession of the Washington Monument and it- affairs, they have managed to gather into its treasury up to this time the enormous amount of some S700, while the salaries they have agreed to pay to officer' who have done noth ing and have nothing to do (owing to their ap parent utter failure to obtain the confidence, and, through that, the money, of their follow ers) have amounted to something more than the whole sum they have gathered ' Not o stroke of work toward the prosecution of the erection of tho testimonial has been done, that may be perceived?certainly not a stone stands on the shaft that was not there before they took forci ble possession! The season has now so far ad vanced as to render it certain that it is an en tire season lost, so far as that enterprise is con cerned. It will be remembered that those who now hold possession of the work boasted that they were going to send it up to the heavens 41 with a jerk." As far as can be percieved, their "jerks" in connection with the work bid fair only to be sufficiently effective to extract from the pockets of their friends money enough to support a number of Washington Know Nothings in utter idleness, who, though inca pable for the most part of earning aa honest living in competition with their fellow-citi?en? at lrirge. have been promised to be " provided for by i be Know Nothing managers around as, for services rendered in oar municipal pol itic*. According to a recent publication of those fraudulently in control of the affairs of the monument, Mr. John Wilson, late Commis sioner of the General Land Office, and now President of the Second Ward Know Nothing lodge of this city, has been made their general agent. They are to give him a salary of 52,000 per annum, and have prefixed "Hon." before his name, we presume, by way of add ing to the importance of his office. With due respect for Mr. Wilson, we have to say that the aot of putting such a handle to his name is causing his fellow citisens to split their sides, e'en a' most. He has no more legiti mate right to it, through any position he ba ever held, than had " Col. Pluck" to the never-to-be-forgotten handle affixed to hit patronimic by the wags around him man\ years ago. We take it for granted that Mr. Wilson is annoyed at this foolish attempt to dress him up in borrowed feathers, prelimi nary to sending him forth as a sort of peddling Know Nothing emissary; for that, after all, is the real purpose of his proposed tour. It is very clear from the way in which the affair.* of the monument aro now being conducted that all the money paid towards its completion, while under its present control, will never raise it a foot higher, while there aro office seeking Know Nothings in Washington to bt pensioned, or money required to be expended tor Know Nothing party purposes. The Elections.?To-day elections take placc throughout the States of North Carolina and Tennessee. They aro both anti-Democratic States whenever the Democratic party ha v serious contest on its hands. We are aot prepared to express a decided opinion as to the probable result in either of them, and, our friends will remember, have stu diously avoided making such publications a might induce them to wager their money on these States Nevertheless, we place little confidence in Know Nothing bragging over their prospects in North Carolina and Ten nessee, over which they aro boasting prttty much as they boasted prior to ascertaining the result of the Virginia election. Leading and | reliable Whig and Democratic anti-Know Noth ings write from all parts of both these States, to Washington, representing that they cxpect to .?arry a majority of the members of Congres. in both, which is the stake for which our friends ire playing in both. We concur in their judg ment. Yet we advise our friends, one and all. not to risk their money on these or any other elections whatever. Arrival of the Grizzly Bear.?This arrival, which has been expected for some time, ha? just reached the Smithsonian Institution, and may be seen for a day or so at the grounds south of the building. He will then be taken to the farm of the Insane Asylum on the Po- j tomac, where there is already a large coilec tion of living animals well worth a visit. The bear is from the Rocky Mountains, belongs to the largest species found, and weighs 500 pounds. He was presented to the institution by Mr. Hendricks, of Madison, Indiana. Tendered ?Wo are satisfied that very rc cenlty the President has offered the Commis sioners-hip to tho General Land office to the Hun. T. A. Hendricks, a member of the last Congress, from Indiana, and have no idea that that gen tleman will decline the position. Ho is a man of excellent sense and business talents, and bus uad great experience as a land lawyer in the ^reat West. Tho appointment will doubtles. prove an excellent one. * mmm*""" Eemoved and Appointed.?Mr. Win. Har ris has been removed from the post of assistant messenger in the office of the Commissioner of tho Customs, and Mr. James Thompson has been appointed in his stead. A Navy Officer Dead.?The Navy Depart ment has advice of the death of Mr. Henry S. Barker, third assistant engineer, U. S. N. The Current Operations of the Treasury Department.?On yesterday, the letof August, there were of Treasury Warrants entered on the books of the Department? For the Treasury Department...? S2.18H 39 For the Interior Department....* 61.765 06 For the Ctutons 33,152 % War Warrants received and en tered 367,314 54 Wur repay warrants received and entered 58,124 99 Covered in from Customs 106 ;?S Repayments on account of tho Navy 692 61 PERSONAL. .... Commander A. J. do Carvalho Moreira, Minister from Brazil, is on the eve of visiting Kurope, which intention we announced a month or so ago. Mr Andrada, late acting secretary to the Brazilian legation, has been presented as charge d'affaires ad interim. .... Among the visiters to this city, are Col. John C. Fremont, and General Wallbridge. .... Professor A. Reinhart, for tho last 27 years a prominent musician in Philadelphia, died at Reading, Pennsylvania, last week, of consumption. .... Dr. James C. Bliss, a physician of emi nence in New York, recently died in that city in the sixty-fifth year of his age. .... Gen. Almonte, Mexican Minister, with his family, has arrived at New York, from Saratoga. .... Miss Louisa Rccder, a neice of Gover nor Reeder, late of Kansas, has written a play called 44 Mary Morton, or the New York Seam stress." which has been produced at Cleve land, Ohio. Interesting prom Mexico.?Advices have been received from Moxico io the 19th ult. The correspondent of the Now Orleans Bee writes: The newest project on tho tapis is the fol lowing: Santa Annua lately assembled his State Council, and submitted to them ihree questions, viz:?If??Is it time to constitute the nation ? 2d?To whom does it appertain to draw up the basis of a new organic law ? 3d?What form of government shall bo adop ted? The council replied: 1st?That it is time to give a Constitution to the government. 2d?That Gen. Santa Anna is vested with the requisite power to draw a basis for the organ ic law. 3d?That the form of government should be a representative Republic. Subse quently, however, Sauta Anna changed his mind and the whole scheme was postponed. Mr. Vidal y Rivas, who succeeds Almonte a* Minister to the United States, though only 30 or 35 years of age, is the father in law of Sauta AHna, having married the widow Man uelita Tosto, mother of the President's wife. His appointment has provoked any quantity of jokes. There had been a revolt at Pucbla, which was put down by the execution of two ser geants. A similar but more serious one had oc mred at Orizaba, and bOO troops had beer da. patched thither. A Qcxx* Oath.?The following oath wai administered to a little boy, ten years of age. in the Iowa Legislature, chosen to do up doc uments : 44 You do solemnly swear to support the Constitution of United States, and ot this States, and to fold papers to the best of youi abiUty-rr^ U?lp i * ' ? ADDITIONAL FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BY THE STEAMSHIP ASIA. In our paper of yesterday we published a brief despatch of the news by the Asia, which arrived at Halifax on the 31st of July, with Liverpool dated to Saturday, the 21st ultimo, one week later than previous advices ; and now add further intelligence received by the mails this morning: THE WAR The general aspect of the war is not at all encouraging to the cause of the Allies. Some flight successes, it is true, have lately attended their effort*, but they are of no moment Three successive sorties were made by the Russians ou the French works on the night of ( the 15th. the Assailants coming from the Mai akoff tower. Each assault was repulsed by the French without material loss. Another sortie was made upon the English on the night of the 17th, which was also re pulsed. On the 18th another sortie was made upon the batteries at Careening bay, which was vig orously repulsed. The Russian ships were beginning to suffer fn?in the French batteries at Quarantine Bay. The report that Prince Gortschakoff had re ceived reinforcements is fully confirmed. Another Black Sea expedition is being fit ted out by the Allies, supposed for Odessa or for the relief of the Turks, who are hard pressed at Anatolia. ASIA. The Russian army had invested Ears Kutai, and were hard pressing the Turks in Batoum. The Russians were bringing up the siege guns, and the situation of tho Turkish force was considered critical, as the Russians held all the roads to Eurzeronin. THE PRINCIPALITIES. In the principalities tho reduction of the Austrian forces continues. FROM THE BALTIC. The British ships were reconnoitering the approaches to Abo. DENMARK. Denmark has refused to abolish the sound dues. GERMANY. Austria has addressed a circular to the Ger manic Diet strongly favoring peace, and threat ening to hold the principalities while hostili ties continue, and asking '.he Gcrmanic confed eration to maintain tneir present attitude. The Diet replied that the circumstances exist ing do not call for fresh measures, and it does not contemplate extending its obligations or engagements. ENGLAND. Parliamentary business, for the past week has been unimportant, except the vote on Mr. Roebuck's motion. It is reported that Sir Benjamin Hall will bo commissioner of works, and Sir John Shel ley president of the board of health. FRANCE. Thero is nothing new or important in the

progress of events in this empire. SPAIN. Don Escalante has been appointed minister to Washington. The rupture between Rome and Spain is now complete in coni*equencc of the church prop erty bill. The Papal charge has demanded his pns-'port. The Black Warrior dispute has been defi nitely settled by the granting of indemnity to the amount of 1,000,000 reals. The General of the Carlists has been shot at Garonne. Insurrectionary skirmishes have occurred at Burgos A treaty with tho Dominica Republic has boon sanctioned by the Cortes. ITALY. The allied powers have expressed their formal disapprobation of attempted insurrec tion at Modena. Arrests have been made at Spezzia, Carrara, and elsewhere, and the French garrisons at Rome have been rein forced Mazzini publishes a letter in the Genoa pa pers warning Italians against Bonapartist in trigues. * Most of the small German states are prepar ing lo disarm. The resignation of the Hano verian C-binet was hourly expected. RUSSIA. Dissensions arc still reported between the Czar and Constantino. The Prince of Prussia ts about visiting St. Petersburg, to act, as is sunposod, as a mediator. Ttie Russian official journal complains that on the 3d of July fix English boats, undor the protection of a tlag of truce, entered the har bor of Kanma and plundered the shipping until driven off by fire from the shore. An Ex-Actress in the House of Lords.? While tho Luke of Cambridge was speaking fo the merits of the gallant old Somerset, a ru mor ran about the bar. crowded with members of the Lower House and other notabilities, that somebody was coming?a somebody whom al most everybody would be startled and deligh ted to behold. Presently enters that beau ideal of a courtier-soldier. Black Rod, Sir Au gustus Clifford, bearing on his armhisold Ban don friend and neighbor, and idol, and the idol of hundreds of thousands before ever he or she saw Bandon. to wit. Lady Wrixon Bocher, tho actual inuso of the drama in our time?the unparngoned Miss O'Neill. At the mention of her name and the sight of her person, the Hi bernian M. P.'s who clustered round the bar, proved their affinity to the Ohebris, and be came fire-worshippers, adorers of the sun, set ting sun though it lie, and not Eugenie herself, in all her Imperial charms, which indeed closely resemble what Lady Becher's were at the same age, could command half the admi ration evoked by this apparition on the Peer's boards of the only " Juliet" ever seen by any but tho mind's eye outside the page of Shaks peare. What thoughts were not conjured up! Pocket-hand kerchiefs at play-housed have gone out since she was "Isabella"' and ' Belvidera," and " Jane Shore and as for laughter in the like places, nobody knows the meaning of it since her ?? Widow Cheerly" was last seen. Of course every one who saw her on Tuesday had something to say of what they had cither seen or heard of her; and divers were tho old talcs revived, including the well known one of Conway, who, playing '? Romeo" in Dublin, and beiug very tall, and the balcony being so very low that he almost looked down upon it, when he had to exclaim, '? Oh, that I were a glove upon that hand that I might touch that cheek," was addressed by an unsophisticated native of the Green Isle in the gallery thus: "Get out with yer blarney; why the divil don't you touch her, then, and not be preach ing Parson Saxo all night there ?M Tnis was many, many years ago?wo for the time. She is now some six-and-sixty, but does not look an hour more than fifty, and still retains much of the expression of face which rendered her pre viously inimitable in tho portrayal of the af fections as distinguished from the mere tragic passions; for even the Siddons's votaries con fessed that in all tho softer emotions the essen tial feminine beauty of Miss O'Neill rendered her the very impersonation of the sentiment she expressed Probably no woman over trod the stage in modern times who so entirely escaped the voice of calumny; and that, no doubt tends to cnhance the traditional esteem in which the memory of her professional greatness is held. She might have been aeountess, with the de vices of a princess; but she was content to be the wife oi a baronet, whose widow she now is, and with whom she long lived as happily in domestic retirement as she had done brilliant ly in the eyes of the public; for her emoluments for some years before she retired (which she did without a farewell) were from twelve to fifteen thousand per annum, and would have been as much more had there been railways then as now, which permit the multiplication of oneself as it were, for managerial pur poses."'?Liverpool Albion. 1 Use of Tobacco.?In the United States, physicians have estimated that 20.000 persons ' die every year from the use of tobacco. In 1 Germany, the physicians have calculated, that of all the deaths which occur between the agec of 16 and 26, one-half originate in the waste ol i the constitution by imoking. They say that , the article exhaust* and deranges the nervoua . powers, and produces a long train of nervous t diseases, to which the stomach is liable, and ! especially tho^e forms that go under the name r 1 of dyspepsia. It also exerts a disastrous in 1 iiueuQe 90 the mind 4 ? *? J ? Wettikg BEicx?Itis important that every one engaged in building should be well in formed in regard to th? durability of mate rials. We publish the following from en ex* change paper: ? Very few people, or even builders, ere aware of the advantage of wetting bricks before lay ing them, or if aware of it, they do not prac tice it; for of the Aany houses now in progress in this city, there are very few in which wet bricks are used. A wall twelve inches thick, built of good mortar with bricks well soaked, is stronger in every respect than one sixteen inches thick built dry.. The reason of this is, that if the bricks are well saturated with water, they will not abstract from the mortar the moisture which is necessary for its crvstaliia tion; and on the contrary, they will unite chemically with the mortar, and become as solid as the rock On the other baud, if the bricks are put up dry, they immediately take all the moisture from the mortar, leaving it to dry and harden, and the consequcnce is that, when a building of this description if taken down or tumbles down of its own ac cord, the mortar from it is like so much saud. [Scientific Avteriean. Styptic.?A young man named John Barnes, aged 17 years, bled to death on Monday morn ing in Buffalo from the effect of a tooth which had been extracted some days previous. How easily his life might have been saved by an application of a styptic; one of the best and most easily obtained is gunpowder. Let it be pulverised and laid upon lint so a? to get as much as possible in tho cavity of the tooth, held in by the wad of lint or cotton. . "J re newing the application two or three times re lief is rendered almost certain. We have nevei known a failure, and have seen it applied b some desperate cases.?JV. Y. Tribune. Sale of Laborers at Havana.?A lettei from Havaua states that 9cven hundred and sixty-two Chinese laborers had been lande< there in two days, and sold at tho rate of $17C for each full grown healthy one. The Asiatic were downcast, many sick, and ail hal< naked. A great many Yucatan women and children were also in the market, sent by SanUi Anna's agents. Ten captured Bor-Us, from the coast of Africa, were for sale ; but one ol them, who spoke Portuguese, made some rev elations respecting the alave trade which caused much excitement. George E. Von Beck, an extensive man ufacturer of lager beer, at Rondout. was tried on Monday for violating the prohibitory law. This case involved property to the amount ot nearly one hundred thousand dollars, and re sulted in the discharge of the defendant by the court. The decision of the justice was re ceived by the large crowd of spectators in at tendance with the liveliest demonstrations ol satisfaction. 2?""^^\'OTICE.?The re gular monthly meet ing of the Good Will Club, will be held at the Franklin Engine House this EVENING, August 2d. Punctual attend tnce is requested By orderderof the President, H. C. HUTCHINS. J. H. Ppbaxt. Secretary. ?^^AMERICl'? CLUB ?The member* of the Club are hereby notified to attend a regular monthly meeting TO-MORROW (Fri day) EVENING, Aug 3d As business of importance will be brought np. it is earnestly hoped that every member will be punctual in his attendance. By order. S. E. CULVERWELL. Sec au 2?2t ^-^S^ATTENTION, METROPOLITAN ? The regular monthly meeiingof the Me tropolitan Hook and Ladder Company No. 1, will be held THIS EVENING, August 2d. at 8 o'clk. at the Hall on Massachusetts avenue, between 4tn and oth streets. JAS A. INGRAM. Sec. au 2?It T A MEETING OF THE MERRY k Bachelors, held on the evening of July 31, ls55, Jno. N. Clapham was expelled from the Club by an unanimous vote, for non-pav meat of dues and fines. By order of the Club: JNO. D BRANDT, au 1?3t* Secretary. TO FARMERS AND OTHERS ?At a Fair which will be held on the Bel lemonte farm. Broad Creek. Piscataway district. Prince George's county, Md., on THU RSDAY. 9th of August, at which, among other things, the Morgan horse Voung Gilford. Cows, Sheep, ano Goats, a pairoffamily carna.:ehors*?s. three second band carriages, and a variety of farming imple ments. will t>e sold to the highest bidder, au 1?Iw A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE Northern Liberties Division Sons of Temperance, will be held at Temperance Hall on Thursday evening, August 2d, for the p.irpose of taking Into consideration the propriety of surren derlng the charter, and dividing the funds. If ten members will come forward and pledge themselves to enter upon the duties devolved upon them, ii will be glad tidings to the true friends of this or d^r. The officers have all been elected to till the several stations, and have failed to come forward and be installed. It is absolutely necessary that something be done, or shut up. and fcld our armb and say our work is done au 1?2t WM. H. SIBLEY, Acting W. P. .CONTESTED ELECTION IN THE Fifth Ward.?Notice is hereby given to the parties contesting the seats of the incumbent members of the Common Council from the Fifth Ward of the city of Washington, D. C.. as well as to those persons whose vote* were rejected at the Municipal Election held in said city on Mon day, the 4tn ultimo, that a hearing will be given in the premises, on THURSDAY, 2d August, at the Council Chamber, in the City Hall, at 1 o'clk p. m SAMUEL YORKE AtLEE, Chairman Committee on Elections Board of Common Council. Jy a7?dt Auga 3f^i?THE GEORGE WASHINGTON Club iv& of Georgetown take pleasure in announc ing to the public generally that they will give an , Excursion to the White House Pavilion on 15th of ] August. Particulars in future advertisement. jy 36?lw NOTICE.?The Books of the Columou Building Association are yet open, and will remain open until August 2t?th, 1855. Persons desirous to subscribe for shares can do so by making application to the undersigned G. A. SCIl WARZMAN. Sec . No. 15 P. O. Depart , or 410 Ninth st. jy 28?w3w REWARD.?Lost, on Missouri avenue, between and 6th streets, vesterday morn ing, a large Mocking Bird* which doe* not sing at present. Any one returning the bird to the Washington Hall Restaurant, at corner 6th street and Pa. avenue, wiil reccive the above reward, au a?3t* STRAYED OR STOLEN on Wednesday night, August 1st, between 10)^ and 11 o'cl'k. a roan Horse and four-wheeled Buggv. which had been hitched onst., near corner of Pa. avenue Any information left at SMITH'S Stables, 19th street, will be suitably rewarded. au a?at# ONE CENT REWARD.?Ranaway on the 4 th of July, my Apprentice Boy, James Nich ols, aged 17 years. au 2?2t# GEORGE F. D. SOPER. CARRIAGES AND HORSES FOR SALE. A very fine Buggy, two seats vTV? One very superior French Coupee One Horse oi great value, being young, gentle, and fast. One Bearskin Robe One fine set silver mounted double Harness, but little worn. One fine Buggy Harness. Apply to Mr. CAUVIN, au 2?3t* 411 Thirteenth street. SPECIAL CARD.?Attention is respectfully called to the Trustee's tale of two *nug Cot tage Houses, on south D, t>etween 12th and 13th streets west, to take place on the premises, on Friday afternoon, August 3d. at 6 o'clock. J. C. McGUIRE, au 2?d Auctioneer. SOUTHERN QUARTERLY REVIEW for <^5 July, 1bS5. Contents: International Law, The Jesuits Russia, Larnartine Chief Justice Taney on L sury Peter the Great, Countess of Blessington Homeopathy, Copper in the U. S. Massachusetts, Criticisms, Ac. Subscription, *5 per annum. >u a FRANCK TAYLOR. SHIRT*?*HIRTS.?We have just received a large and fine assortment of Gentlemen's best auallty white and colored Shirts, which we will is pose of at the lowest New York prices. WALL k STEPHENS, 322 Pa avenue, next door to Iron Hall au 3?tf Dysentery, diarrhcea, and an bow el diseases, can be effectually cured and avoid ed by tbe use of my Blackberry Elliir Try It. J. B. MOORE, Druggist, Pa. ave., opp. Seven Building*. Ju~ DeGrath's Electric Oil for sale as above jya7-4t (Organ) ODD FELLOWS' HALI+ ELEVENTH AHHTJAL 01 miiBi'i OPERA TROUPE Who lit addition to a rr?o*t I** Xctly organiaed Fthlopian _ COMEDIANS. VWALliT*. * DA^L^,i w now Includethe highly c lebrated infaBtpr^ ? ~ the wells child rem. This Joint coinbirstiofi rmdrr*Okf\r portrsttWH UNEQUALLED IN TALfcJT. They will i iiiarirf on MOM'*' E,'*i ING, Aurui". ?'?th ? /,rumi AdmtMion TWKNTY FIVE CENTS. t Doori oprn at 7, ? umraemteg ?t aD^ ding at 10 o'clock * .if an i?6t J.NO T. JUST RECEIVED PER KHOOJIER Fairfax, from New York? 15(1 barrel* brown Sugar 80 do powdered, hard and sofl crusnea Sugar 200 do Connecticut river Herring, bright and handsome 45 boxes scalded Herring* 35 lierrels MfkercLNo 3 123 packages fresh Tea 75 bote* ground ?0ffr* _ ?*i sacks tine and O^A^ Salt 50 boxes fresh Salad OU 30 boxes Cheese 100 boxes dark Soap 125 dozen brooms 00 dozen Cord* and Line* 100 gro?s Matches 40 dozen Buckets 2000 pounds soft shell Almonds 1000 pounda Cream Nuts 125 bushels Ground Nuts 3 quarter cask* old Martell Brandy j do Port Wine, pure Julc# 10 barrel* old Family Whiskey 75 boxe? Tobacco. For sale by MURRAY * SEMMRR au 1?3tA?wdt _ *17ATt HE* ?'Our assortment of Watchrs, Yf comprising all the more desirable y}*? and best makers, is by far the largest eret offered to our cusioiuer* Porrhaaer* in want of accurate time keepers, al low rates, would do *fll to examine osr stock. M . W GALT A BRO. 325 Penn. a* between 9th and 10th streets. au 1?&t - SILVER WARE. HSRftfKKN.Se Pa avenue. between 9th and ? 10th street*, offers tela lam *?<? * of Silver Ware. consisting of Coffee and Tee Sets, Complete. Sugar Bowls, Crram Goblets, Cups Spoons and Forks, and a magnificent a**>rtment or richly? based fancy silver ware suitable foe ftfi-, at reduced prices. Person* in want of any of the above articles are invited to call _ . Being mostly of our own manufacture, we war rant it sterling. _ . . rr Silvpiware of anv design made to order at <hoit notice Particular attention is paid In get ring up Testimonial*. Premium*. Ac. au 1?tr - MARY LYNDON ; or. Reflations of a Life. A Visit to the camp before Sebastopol New Hope; or. the Rescue A tale of tha Great The wSSrnS, by the author of the Lamplighter Doesticks . , ^ _... Cleve Hall, a new work, by Miss Sewell The Heiress of Haughton ... Trial and Triumph, or firmness la the household. by T S. Arthur The latest London Papers AU the newent and most popular worka conetan * lv on hand and for sale at ly on nana jr,e s*H1LLINGTON'9, Odeoa Building, corner 4* at. and Pa. av au 1?tf . SOMETHING TO OLD AND VOUNR. PROFESSOR WOOD'S HAIR REST0RATIYE. THIS preparation, although less than two year* before the public; owing to its wonderful ef^ feet* upon the human hair and scalp, has already obtained a celebrity and sale perf?:tly -n paralleled. It has without 'he ordinary appllaaoe used for such purposes, won its way, and been heartilv welcomed to most of the citl?> and town* in the United States, the Cana?5a?. and the %%est India Island*. Nor is this result?, "Uprising when it is remembered that it* popularity l* based upot. its merits, solely a* established by actcal tests That this preparation will actually Restore gray Hair to its Natural Color, produce a luxuriant growth npon tLf b^ads of tbe btld, prevent hair from falling off. and when ?*?d as a tonic ar tirle. produce a continual flow of the natural fluid and thus render the hair soft, glossy and wi?^, destrov disease* of the scalp, and expel dandrun the certificates of distinguished gentle?e.. and ladies in every part of tbe country who have it. and therefore speak what tbev know most ful ly attest. That by a proper use of this Restorative the hair can be made to attain and retain its natu ral color to almost any ag?* alotted to humanity, by removing the cause of disease from the scalp? no matter how long standing- the concurrent tes timonials of the press and the certificates of nu merous respectable Individuals of both sexes, 'o the use of tnis curative, as well as of the recom mendations of editors and certificates before allu ded to, can be tad of all agents BaootriKLn. Mas*., Jan It, 1*55 Pkof Wood?Dear Sir?Having made trial of your Hair Restorative, It gives me pleasure to *ay that its effect has b en excellent in removing in flammation. dandruff, and a constant tenden? v to itching, with which I have been troubled from childhood, and has also restored my hair, which was becoming gray, to lu original color. I have used uo other article, with anything like the same pleasure and profit. Yours, truly , p J K BRAGG. Pastor of Orthodox Church Brookneld. CaaLTLS. III.. June 27, 1&53 1 ha^e used Prof O.J. Wood s Hair Restora tive, arid have admired its wonderful effect My hair was becoming, as I thought, prematurely .ray; but by the use of his ??Restorative-' it has ?esumed its original color, and 1 have no doubt, permanently so. SIDNEY BREESfc., Ex-Senator United States Pro*. Wood ?Dew Sir?My hair commenced falling off some three or four years siuce. and con tinued to do so until I became quite bald I tried all tbe popular remedies of the day. but to no ef fect, at last I was induced to use your celebrated Hair Restorative, and am very happy to say it is doing wonders I have now a fine pcnartb or voung hair, and cheerfully recommend its use to o w|LLIAM90Ni 133 Second street Address O J WOOD A CO . Proprietors, 3!? Rroadwav, New York, and 114 Market street, St. Louis, Mo ... . C. STOTT A CO , whole*.ile and retail Agent, W^iYOTT A SONS, General Wholesale Agent, Philadelphia, Pa. ?" I *y Lost, o* Thursday mor*ing, July ?Mth, a Brass Scale, laid ofl in 1 in and t 40th in on one side, and 1 in and 5"th on the other side; supposed to be lost near the^.L \ Capitol, on A street north. The finder, by?Id**' leaving it at the Star Office, will be suiUbly re warded. *u SUITABLE FOR PRESENTS?AT LAM MOND'S, 7th street, can be found a l?nf,lanrt lieautlful collection of Fancy Notions ai?d Toys, and at very low prices. ?u i~3t St HITTER k RAHLERT, ARTISTS, FRESCO, DECOR ATI VF and A every description of ORNAMENTAL PAINTING. _ ... Order* left with Baldwin and Nenning, Ai^h^ tects, corner Penn. avenue and llth street, wiui w pro jiptly attended to Jy 11 "> RATIONAL HOTEL. HAVING leased the National Hotel, and In or d^r to enable it to be made more com fort able, to alter, improve and re ? furnish.lt ^ | will be closed on the 1st of August, and re-iff m opened for the accommodation ?f the public on the20th September next. VVM.GL* jy 27?lOt# THIS IS TO CERTIFY that Bridget Camp bell. my wife, l"ft my bed and board without any just cause or provocation; I therefore forewain all'persons from trusting h??r on my aocount, as 1 will pay no delKs contracted by her jy 31?at* JOHN FARCY HAIR ORNAMENTS. H8EMKEN. JEWELER, ? No <30 Pa av bet 9th and 10th sts . is prepared to make to oraer aty device that may be suggested suchas Flower Bouquet*. Bracelets. Breast Pins, Ear Rings. Chains. Crosnes. R<ng?, Chartelains, Ac. Also, Jet Ornaments for sale. to* Persons may rely upon their own hair t?e inguscd. Jy 31?tr NEW JEWELRY ? J nst opened a case of very rich Jev .-lry. consisting of Diamond. Peari, Opal. :u?d Florentine Mosair Brooches, Erring*, and Bracelets Also, a beautiful collection f f the plainer styles, which we ofi'er much tower thai* tbe usual rate* M W GALT A BRO 321 Penn av between 0th and loth street* Jy 31?Ot * OEUVRES COMPLETES DE MOLIERE %ery numerous engraving#, SI 25 Conauelo. by George Swia, I vols, very srnne reus engravings, SI Physiologic du Gout par BrtllaLSavirln , verv numerous engravings 1? oenu jy 18 FRANCK TAYLOk WIRE DISM COVERS, Round aad Oblong, from 0 to 18 Inches, cheap, at 0 FRANCIS'S. J7*> Wftratt , CAMPBELL.