Newspaper of Evening Star, August 9, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated August 9, 1855 Page 2
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evening star. ~ ~~ WASHIVOTON CHY s THI RiPAY AFTtHlWOl A???* 9* rv-ADT?RTi*i?*" 'houlva be haDd?d in by^o'clock, M , otherwise they may not ap pear until the next d>J^ agekts for the star. itl. folio wire persons %n authorised to ccrn trS foMhrP?blTcaaon of adTertiiementa in ^Philadelphia?V. B. Pax***, N. W. ooroer of Third end Chestnut street*. New York?3. M. P*TTt*9iLt * Co., Nusau ?p p ? ^ Boston?V. B. Palm**, Soollay'i Building. gy Owii g to the moving of our newspaper press to its present location, and the ehanging of the engine and the shafting to adapt it to the new press-room, we shall be compelled to depend upon the hire of laborers for a few days for the 44 power" necessary to print eur paper. Subscribers receiving their papers somewhat later than usual in the meanwhile will, therefore, know the canse of the delay. PPIBIT OF THE XO&KHfQ PRESS. The Union, commenting en the Louisville xiots as illustrative of the effect of Know No thingUm on the country says: ? ? * 4-We are now speaking of where the awful responsibility of the lastconsequencc of Know Nothing doctrines should be fixed. It is quite unnecessary to iuquire for the im mediate cause of the and mobbings iu the eity of Louisville. Those who have studied the fell anatomy of the secret con spiracy which disgraces the Aineriean name, as it insuits American manhood and proscribes American rights?;those who have heard its leaders, like infuriated demons, '? hounding on the riotous ar.d reckless iu their assaults upon unoffending men because of their nativi ty or their religion?those who have seen its publio pretriumt offered for perjury, and its exposed terrors held over the beads of ail who would rot accept these premiums?those who have watched its prostitution of the press and the pulpit?its cold-blooded neglfect of the duties of public gratitude to the public bene factors?its remorseless proscription even of helpless women to gratify the vulgar preju dices of ignorant men?its wanton invention and wide dissemination of falsehcods upon eminent public >ervants?and, finally, its de liberated and fore-planned attempts to pollute the ballot, and to build up 44 a wall of fire' between the North and the South, in which all the guarantees of the constitution, and all the affections of a common brotherhood, should be destroyed;?we say. those who have stood by, the reluctai.t ard the sorrowing witnesses of these sccues, will not be astonished that the end should be as tragical and *K bloody us it has been. The manner iu which the teed was sown wa.- enough to prepare the country for the terrible harvest. ?? These results, then, were to have been ex pected ; and, mournful a-i they are, they do not exeile our surprise. They were foresbad owed wlim the secret order b? ^an its u.arch of proscription and of perjury. Store or le.-s, the accompaniments of thut order, in its fiict sud den advance to |?owcr, were riot and violence. lt< subittfuent fruits haft all btfH sum tar. It has pn mired us blessings?it has given us corses. In place of reform we have had op pression. Instead of peace we have had tu mult. Instead of a bolder, and broatler, and more liberal American tone, as guarantied ly the authors of this monstrous fiaud upon pub lio opinion, we have seen a system adopted and adh'ered to which rejoices in sec re.y and in silence, and flourishes only by deception and falsehood. Ever since this organization La - existed such scenes as that at Louisville have beer of frequent occurrence. The tragedy in that city involves m< re loss of life than augr which ha; preceded it, but it is a tilting s*4uel of those that transpired in Cincinnati aud in Columbus, and will doubtless be a fitting precedent for more enlarged operations of a similar character wherever such 4 Americans rule America' as George I>. Prentice, Garrett Davis. Charles S. M irehead. aud their col leagues. The practical consequences of Know Nothingism s]<eak a more eloquent language than the false-hearted professions of fuch leaiers as these. All thty Lav* tffrcted is of he sam?. rf) /racier. They can point to no tro | by to show that religion has been advantaged, arciety improved, polities purified, public sta tion elevated by the election of more eminent men, or the constitution strengthened -jy the efforts of iheir confederate . They can only point, as the monuments of their progress, to ballot-boxes polluted, Christian men and wo men proscribed, abolitionism fortified in tho Jfortb, State rights weakened in the South ; and. finally, to the victim-' that l.avo fallen amid the glare of burning dwellings as so many sacrifices to the spirit that 4 Americans must rule America.'" The lnttlligtuctf of this inorniug contains little editorial, being devoted to historical reminiscences, news, literature and science. PERSONAL. ... I The lion. John L. Taylor, a member of the last Corgress from Ohio, is in Washington, atBrowi.t'. Ji 11. Bobinson, Esq., editor of the Cincinnati Inquirer, is alsj at the same house. .... General John A. Quitman is the Demo cratic nominee for Congress in the fifth district of Mississippi. .... The Hoc. James S. Green, of Missouri, late U. S. Charge to New Granada, has been in Washington for some day.-, stopping at the Kirk wood ilouSw*. ..... Mr llcnr/ Palmer, the talented and accomplished professor of music, returned from England yesterday. in the Baltic, and will probably teach his home in this city to day, his c.ui-y friends here will be glad to learn. .... Hon. John M Ma*>n, of Virginia, is at "Willaid t; Urn. T. A Hendricks, of Indiana, ?t Kirk wood's; Hon. S. A. Douglas and Isaac Cook, Ksq , ot Illinois, are at Brown's. .... Two thousand four hurdred a*. 1 sixty four persons arrived at, Saratoga during the past week. ....Senor Antonio L. Gulnan, Envoy Kz traordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, from the Government of the Republic of Veuezuela to tho Unite J States, ha? arrived at New York on his way to Washington. ....Mr. Commissioner Bridgham, of New York, has discharged Carsentein and two others who were under examination for enlist ing men for the Crimea. .... S'mce the 1st inst::r:t, 1 000 immigrants from Jiuroi^ Lave arrived at New York, bring ing with them 172 Mb in specie, being for each. Many of them have a great deal more than they will a . knowledge. ....The Queen of England has recognised Mr. Israel D Andrew* as Consul-General in the British N. rth American provinces fur the United States of America. ....The surviving officers of the United htates army who participated in the war with Mexico, ir.tend to commemorate the anniver sary of the entrance of the Aineriean army into the city of Mexico by a dinner in New York city .... If a epeeiai dispatch to the New York Herald is to be believed, the President of the Uoited Slates is out of town ; but if eye ?ight to be. belie*ed in preference, he is in Wash ington. At all events foinebodv verylike him is discharging, at present, bis high Executive 1 unctions at the White House. The New York Kxpre*s, in announcing the recent appointment of Townsend Harris. JEM , of New York. a? I'nitcd States Consul General in Japan, seys that he is remembered with respect as one of the founders of the Free Academy ; has recently been engaged in busi ne*? in the Pacific, and will pr~;ee i as early m* possible to fulfil the duties of this important mission The Express adds : 44 A better ap pointment could not have been made, and it will be ens of the nw?si popular acts of the present AJmin'strntion. and redounds greatly $V its credit " WASHINGTON NEWS AND GOSSIP. \ Thfl Louisville Rioti ? It was currently re ported in this city fc* a month before the Ken tucky election, that the Know Nothings of Louisville designed preventing the naturalized citizens from Toting by the interference of a large and well-organized band of ruffiaLB charged with the work of driving them from the polls, even at the risk of committing mur ders if resistance was offered to their violence. So the accounts that reached us on the day before yesterday of the occurrences in Louis ville on the day before, were by no means unexpected, even as far as the Know Nothing partizan coloring of the despatches was con cerned; as thetelegTaphie agent or correspond ent in that city has, since the organization oi the party of falsehood, fraud, and universal proscription, been in the habit of stating his facts so ad to palliate any and all evil deed# done by those who secretly congpire, in the darkness of night, against the truth, law, jus tice, and the rights of those whom they hate and fear, because they will not join in thcii crusade against the well-being of society. A? it may be some day3 oie we receive full and reliable accounts (by the mail) of the details of the Moody work in Louisville, we have t? say that sufficient was known hero be fore-hand of the intentions of the Know Nothings to obtain the returns by violence and. at all hazards, in that city, to enable us to state the case as it will prove to have hap pened, almost beyond peradventure. First; drunken and characterless Know Nothing rowdies were set on to molest individual for eign-born citizens, at the polls and elsewhere, who resisted and defended their rights. Then uther Know Nothings went to the aid of their catspaws for the occasion, who were getting the worst of the contest, which soon became one of bludgeons and stones, first on the part of the assailants, who, rallying in great force, drove the Germans and Irish to their homes, and then attacked them in their houses cover ing their wives and children. The Germans and Irish pressed by the Kuow Nothing*, and in imminent danger of being massacred with their families, Anally defended their lives with tire-arms, wounding some of their assail ant?; when the latter set fire to the houses they were attacking and murdered such ol those fleeing from the falling timbers and the Tire over their heals, as they could by hands on, burning to death such of them, women and children included, as wore too feeble t< make their e-eapc. Ar for the part which the foreign-born citizen? played in this bloody af fair, it will turn out that they promptly de fended. first their rights and then their lives, when the latter were sought. It has always happened when the rights and honor of the United State- have been assailed by a foreign tie. that; the f ireign-bom in the United States have spilled their blood m oui country s defence, like true-hearted American citi^cus devoted to the maintenance of theii adopted country's rights and honor. The rolls of the various regiments so engaged in every one of our .*ars, from that of the Revolution t.? the present day, prove that they thus serve the country, in numbers far beyond the legiti mate proportion, when their numbers here a.? compared with the aggregate of our whole population is concerned. The following telegraphic dispatch to the as sociated press, written by the Know Noihing partisan who wrote tho.-o published in the >iar of yesterday and the day before, puis n s >mewhat different face on the affair; a-it says th; t the origin of the riot?that is, who com menced i.?is in doubt; and next, that u<j Americans w<*re killed, and but three were wounded, while from fifteen to twenty foreign born persons were ?hot, hung, and burued to death. Thus, the truth concerning the affair is gradually becoming known in this region, so far. through the corrections and admissions ot the Know Nothing telegraphic agent himself, doubtlesa under a pressure of public opinion around him: Louisville, Aug. 7.?The origin of the riot yesterday it is difficult to arrive at witn posi tive certainty, but the generally-tredited ver Mon is that two gentlemen riding in a carriage in the First Ward, were fired at from a house which was occupied by foreigners. One of the gentlemen was wounded, ?nd the firing being repeated, caused a crowd to flock thither. Among them was Edward Williams, watchman of the hecoi.d Ward, Joseph Silvage. and John Latta, all three of whom were wounded by rliois fired from the houses. Exaggerated re port* of these occurrences reached the lower part oi the city, and the crowd continued to increase rapidly. The house (rom which the firing pr?>eeeded was attacked, and two Ger mans shot aud so dreadfully beaten that they are not expected to survive. This house was completely sacked, and the mob proceeded to the houses at the corner of Shelby and Madison streets, from whence it was rej>orted that shots had also been firei. Two groceries and beer houses were riddled, and the Germans found therein severely in jured. Another scene of riot occurred in Jefferson street, where a party of gentlemen coming into the city were tired at from a large brewery. It is not known what provocation was given. The breweiy and adjoining houses were sacked, and the brewery set on tire and immediately destroyed. Several Germans found here were badly beaten, and an Irishman, who was shot by the mob, died this morning. On the next street below an American was slightly wounded by a pistol shot, and an irish man was shot and beaten. It is asserted that shots bad been fired from all the houses that were alt-eked. The mob threatened to sack the Catholic churi b, where it was rumored arms had been concealed, but Mayor Barbee and others pre vailed upon the crowd to leave, without com mitting violence. The mob then marched to the engine house in the Fifth ward with their cannon, aud the rest having di-persed, all the d flioulty was supijoscd i<> be over. This, unfortunately, proved to be a mere lull in the storm. While the above had transpired in the up per pa?t of the city, other occurrences were going on in the lower i>art. On Main street two Americans were wounued by shots fired from a house occupied by Irish. for which it is said thersi was r.o provocation. An Irish man who was charged with shooting a Mr. Ubod-'*, was in.mediately hung in the street, but cut down betore he was dead. In this af fair thirty or foriy shots were fired, and it is impossible to ascertain the number killed and wounded. A row of houses occupied by Irish,-the own er of which it v.a? asserted had fired upon the mob, was set on fire and totally destroyed. Mr. Quicu, the owner, w is killed, and 6 or 10 1^ r.-ons aie a*:d to have perished in the flames. The number of l;%os lost is estimated at from 15 to 20. Bishop Spalding publishes a card disclaim ing any connection with the difficulties, and calling upon his fl?Krk to assist in maintaining the peace of the city. Tiie eity i now quiet, and it is thought there will be no further disturbances. The fighting wad ail at a distance from the polls, and did not interfere with the election. The coffee houses have been closed, and the number of diunken men about the streets are few in number. The keys of the cathedral have been placed iu thu hauds of the Mayor by Bishop Spa.ding. LocisVILLB, Aug. 8 ?The Journal states that tbe violence of Monday nig'at and yester day was altogether disconnected from the elec tion. an 1 was premeditated. The editor pro fesses to b: informed that the Irish Catholics 1 in the vicinity of Junius' houfe contemplated ?pn attack on the American procession of Satur day. bat w ^re deterred by the immense num bor eoroposin'C ?*? Some of tho Irish, says the Journa', admit this Unquestionably the first act of violence pro ceeded from firei^ers. As for his declaration in the last of tho above dispatches, that "unquestionably the first act of violence proceeded frotu the foreigners, though in fiat contradiction to the mass of his details and forced admissions in the first one, it is in fair keeping with his so self-evident purpose of misrepresentation to screen the guilty parties in this deplorable affair. The following, from the Louisville democrat, (anti-Know Nothing,) of tho 4th insT**?twfl lays before the election?chows not only l^e sfforts of tho anti-Know Nothings of Louisville to prevent collision and bloodshed, but that their opponents made their arrangements to jarry the election by fraud, (as in this city.) backed by bloodshed, if that was necessary to accomplish their purpose : "Our readers will remember that a committee of two from each ward in this city was appoint ed n few days since by the anti-Kuow Nothing?-, to confer with the executive authorities of ttie Know Nothing Councils in refercuco to tho adoption of measures to protect the right of >uffr:igc from apprehended interruption by the tnob-ppirit which has prevailed for months past. It was believed that the appointment of a suit able number ot citizens frum each party, whose social position would command universal re spect and confidence, would exercise a moral influence on persons disposed to bo disorderly aiore potent than any other means that could be*adopted, and give satisfaction to all. We have understood from gentlemen from New Orleans that such a plan was adopted there with tho happiest results in restraining the riotous and disorderly portion of their popula tion. It is understood that the Know Nothings nave declined any conference on the subject. We much regret to hear it, because we have uo doubt that much, if not all the violence and perhaps bloodshed, with which we are threatened, could be prevented by a concilia tory and just arrangement between the parties. The reasons assignod by the Know Nothings for rejecting all negotiation on the subject is, lhattbe city authorities have appointed an extra police force, which they deem amply suf ficient for the emeigency, and more effectual than individuals selected for their weight of > haiaoter alouo, having no official authority. Wo think otherwise. The presence of such citizens at tho polis, as representatives of the '?fu parties, would indicate their desire and determination to cause the laws to be respect ed, and would no doubt accomplish the ol>je<?t here, as it has done elsewhere. Moreover, it is well known that Louisville is under the official dominion of Know Nothings ia ail the de]*rtmonu. judicial and executive. j;nd that this power La* not been exercised hitherto in such a manner as to command the confidence of their opponents. The spring ? lections for local officers were attended with ? xhibitionx of violence more atrocious t lan bad ever before been witnessed in our city, ud numbers of thesj Know Nothing police i fivers, whose duty it was to have preserved the peace, were among tho active -participants in those scenes of disorder. Every l>ody knows that some of the elections were decided by mob law. Little or no attention iu.s been paid to outrages of the mo t flagrant nature perpetrated at that time and since, and lh? se guilty police officers arc still retained in commission. What encouragement is there to up'-ct at the coming eleelion. especially when rre have seen Judge Gartland appoint five j-;;vtLi3 of the judges and other i fficerMu charge of the polls from the Know Nothing ranks, in defiflucc of the plainest dictates of justice and light. With su?h arrangement* as these, showing a ('rtormination to take the elfiction under the:r exclusive control, and the demonstrations here t -fore made of the utter absence of all sense of uuty a the prut of the police officers, we th'nk we have no rea-on to expcct anything but a repetition of similar scenes of disorder, riot, nd blood.-hed to those which occurred lact pring, only much more aggravated by the i.nportancu of tbe coming contest, and eonse < uentiy increased excitement. We sincerely lament tbio it ale ef things, but if it is so settled by those who have it in their ?ower to order ii, it becomes our ! iends to do the best they can. but by all means to do nothing theiii.-elves to provoke ju^t (Fence from their opponents. A Misrepresentation.?The local column? 1: the Or?a>t groaned yesterday on account of the recent dismissal of tea bricklayers from the public employment in the Navy Yard Th?? ' tr^an in this connection says that it " boldly uud unequivocally asserts that ten American mechanics were discharged from the mason work at the Navy Yard, solely on account of their American proclivities, and because they think proper to vote their own sentiments, iu staad of the sentiments of those opposed to' them and to their oountrymen."' Now. the truth of this cock-and-bull Ftory tarns out to be as follows, viz: It was found necessary to reduce the force of brick layers employed i< the yard from twenty-eight to eighteen, and ten were consequently dis charged. Of those retained sixteen are Know Nothings in politics, and two are anti-Know Nothings. The selection of those to be retained ho;; made by those responsible for the due ex ecution of the work, who exercised that discre tion wholly with the view of securing the ser vices ef thoso they deemed the best workmen. L'y tho by, it is really amusing to see such appeals inude to the public in behalf of men who have taken on themselves the obligations of Know Nothingism to hunt out of employ ment all wherever born, and of whatever re ligion, who do not act with ?? the Order" in politics. ? >ur only wonder is, that tho Government s* ill continues to have tho patience necessary > enable them to persevere in their evident policy of making no distinction among the me chanics employed in their respective trades u i ier thorn, so far as their politics are con cerned, so long as they (tho mechanics) may <o conduct themselves about political afl'airs, as not to interfere with the necessary dis ?pline of the yard, or with the rights andcorn lert of their brother mechanics employed there who differ from them politically. We hear complaints frequently made of Know Notliir.g master-workmen and foremen n the yard, who are charged with favoring Know Nothings under them in many way^ and thus wronging the anti-Kuow Nothings. We l^now not how far these complaints may be ust, though such glaring and wholesale mis representations of the truth as that in the <i gun's local column yesterday, look much as tLough simply designed to attract public at ?ation from tho partizan political operations t the Know Nothing master-workmen and > re men in the discharge of their duties in the ::rd. Tho New York Time* and Gov. Reader's Removal?As we have repeatedly stated si.icc Governor Reader's removal, we do not design impeaching the motives with which ie ci.rered into those speculations in lauds which were tho real causes of tho President's action in (Jov. K.'s ca<e. But while we do not in tjnd to do injustice to Gov. Reeder and his friends, wej cannot be guilty of the wrong te> w iris the President of failing to expose the duplicity and mendacity of those who seek to obscure, by falsehood, tho real facts and his tory of tbe transaction. The New York Timet, of tho day before yesterday, in un article, every line of which I is intended to create a false impression with ! regard to the cause of Got. Recder's removal, and with reference to the motives of the Executive, commences by alleging that the "President, after consultation with the Secre tary of the Interior and the Superintendent of Indian Affairs, determined riot to give it ^tbe Indian land contract?Erf. Star] his ap proval,?a deoision of which Gov. Reedcr is apprised in a letter from the Secretary of the Interior, dated the 13th of July." And in another part of the same article, the Times says explicitly that Governor Reeder i>vras removed five days before the date of the letter announcing the President s adversa de cision;" and, consequently, that the removal wa* not delayed "to await the result of the examination into the changcs upon which it w to rest." jjy reference to the Washington Union of the 5th taut, it will bo seen that the letter of the act.;?S Secretary of State, apprising Gov. Reedcr o?# Ms removal, is dated July 23, 1855. Now, if Gov. R- wm apprised of the President's adverse d^isien on the contraot. on the 13th of July, as the Time* states, aud was removed on the 28th of July, the date of the acting Secretary of State's letter, then it is clear that Gov. R. could not have been 44 re

moved Jive day * before the letter of the Secre taiy of the Interior announcing the President's adverse decision." The truth is, however, that the letter of the Secretary of the Interior to Gov. Reeder, in forming him of the President's disapproval of the contracts, and transmitting the wholo cor respondence, is dated August 2, 1855; but the date of the letter df the Secretary of the In terior, upon the back of which the President endorsed 44 approval of the contracts refused,'' is July 26. 1855; and this endorsement, sign ed Franllin Pierce, as trill be seen by refer ence to the Union of the bth instant, ts also dated July 26, 1855?two days before the let ter of the acting Secretary of State So, it i > false, then, that the removal of Gov. Reeder was not delayed *' to await the result of the examination into the charges upon which he was removed !n Cancelling Po? Stamps ?It is the duty of every Postmaster to be careful to cancel the stamps of prepayment on every letter de posited in his office for transmission by mail, either by drawing ink marks across its face, f>r blurring it with the impression of a stump made for the purpose. This is absolutely ne cessary, to prevent attempts to pass the stamps which have once been used, a second time in the mail, ar.d in that way to defraud the De partment There is a standing order of the Department that all stamps of pre-payincnt of postage shall be thus cancelled in the post office where the letters bearing them may be lirst deposited. Yet nothing is more common than to neglect this plain duty, which, in turn, gives rise to efforts to defraud the Department out ol' the value of the stumps which not un frequently are successful, we apprehend. It is equally the duty of postmasters tocanjel in the same manner the stamps of prepayment on the envelopes which are furnished by the department. These stamped envelopes are designed principally for the use of those who trait iuit letters by private expresses, in which ca?e letters sent iu them may be legally so transmitted. Stamps cut fr >m such envelopes when misdirected by the sender, or under any other circumstance whatever, cannot be le gally used; that is, placing them oa other ietters or envelopes is not the prepayment t f postage required by the law. When such en ?elop??s are sent by private expresses?that is, outside of th?> mgils, or otherwise?they are raivJy or never cancelled, a?:d if the use of the stamps cut from such envelopes were regarded as prepayment of postage, there would be no security that they had not been used pre viously a-" above explained, for which use of them the law cxa ts legal postage in making it illegal for express men, Ac., to c irry letters, ?xoopt iu such envelopes, which are obtaina ble only from postmaster? Governor Roedor.?As many of the north ern papers are teeming with a story in their Washington correspondence, alleging that the President offered to Governor Reeder, as in ducements for that gentleman to resign, first, the mission to China, and then that to the court of St. James, soon to be made vacaut by the resignation of Mr. Buchanan, we have to g.iy that we arc satisfied that the story in each and every one cf it* particulars and varia tions is false?false fr m beginning to end. No such tfl'er or offers were made to him, the publie may rely on it. The story is merely made up by Sume enemy of the President, who lacks truth on which to hang a fair plea of wrong doing on hu ^the President's) part, as the basis of invidious comments on his aduiin uj mist ration. When, a* alleged, Governor Reedcr was of fered the Chinese mission, that was not va cant ; nor had Mr. McL*ne made up his mind to resign. The Hon. John Y. Mason.?We understand that letters received in this city from this gen tleman by the last European mail which have reached here, demonstrate rapid improve ment in his health, in all respects. That he i* now able to write as well as be ever did, his numerous friends iu all quarters of the country will be most happy To learn. Navy Officers Dead.?The Navy Depart ment have advises of the death of Lieut. Wm. Dv*:utur Hurst, U. S. N., who died on the 7th instant, at Mend ham, N. J., and of Master Augustus Ford, U. S. N., aged 84, who died at Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., on the 4th inst. Appointed.?Mr. John II. Bartlett, late clerk to tho collector of taxes of the corpora tion of Washington, has been appointed to a first class ($ 1.20V) clerkship, in the office o' the lust Auditor of the Treasury. Transferred.?Second Lieut. D. Davenport, U. S. R. M , has been detached from the rev enue cuttcr Jackson, at Savannah, Ga., and ordered for duty to the revenue cutter Wm. Aiken, on Charleston (3. C.) station. Installed.?Tho new Commissioner of Pen sions, Hon. Thos. A. Hendricks, of lnd .duly entered on the discharge of the duties of the position this morning. The Current Operation! of the Treasury Department.?On yesterday, the 8th of August, there woro of Treasury Warrants entered on the books of tho Department? For the Treasury Department.... $20,210 75 For the Interior Department....# 141 030 54 For the Cnstona. 17,047 31 War Warrants received and en* tered 41,043 10 War repay warrants received and entered .. 1,498 10 Covered in from Custosss........ 1,763,761 20 Covered in from Lands......66,587 70 Covered in from miscellaneous sources 1,760 00 The Elections. iTp to one p. m to-day we have received no telegraphic dispatches whatever from the agent of the associated press, and the morning papers contain nothing, with reference to the elections, in addition to whet we published yesterday, except as follows: Tbsxsisek ?The following statement shows the gains of each of the candidates for Gov ernor: I Gentry's gam. Davidson, 715 Fayette, 221 Shelby, 244 Montgomery, 387 Wilson, 121 Maury, 135 Williamson, 441 Bedford. 231 Hamilton, V5 Madison, 104 I Johnson'* gam. Lawrence. 113 Sumner. 341 Rutherford, 21 Franklin, 44 Camion, 4tf Warren, ? 56 Lincoln. 428 Dekalb. 1*01 Macon, lift Smith, 22t> Hardeman, 115 Qibson. t)5 Obion, _ 172 Hickman, 150 Dyer, 14? BfcSairy. 210 L* - TC iWlS, Henderson, 213 Wayne. 143 M?im ^ j Coffee, 100 Hardin, 10 Blount. 230 Lawrence. 119 ilea, 10 obertson, 31 Stewart, 49 Marion, 33 Marshall, 24 Knox, W8 Bradley, ' ld9 Monroe, 30 McMinn, 122 Dickson, 4C Roane, 78 Forsyth, 221 Rome, 78 Harlan, * 200 Tipton, 93 4369 ) 3414 Gentry*s gain in the above 49 counties is 955. The returns are compared with the last elec tion, when Johnson's majority in the State was 2.25S. S. A. Smith, Dcm., is said to be re-electcd to Congress, in the Third dirtiict, over Ander son, K. N. We are, however, in receipt of three dis patches from Nashville, all of this date, and from different persons, all of whom arc known t j us as cool and cautious calculators in elec tion matter?. We have room but for one oi them, the others being in all respects confirm atory of that one, which i? as follow?: Nashville, Aug. 8 ?Johnson is certainly elected Governor of Tennessee, but the ma jority is not yet known. J. M S. Kentucky.?In the Ninth Congressional district, Swope. K. N., is said to be elected to Congress over Harris, Dera. In Kenton county, Clark, Demfor Congress, has 30 ma jority. In Newport, the Democratic majority h 70, and in Covington the Know Nothings have nearly 200. In Newport there was son.e rioting. A German received a hall through hi- hat. Nortu Carolina.?A despatch to the Pe tersburg Express, from Raleigh, says that G'liugman, anti-Know Nothing, is re-elected ly a largo majority, and that the election of 1'uryear, K. N., is not yet certain. The Democratic majority on the popular vote is said to be about 10.000. Reedc. Know No tains. beats Kerr, anti-Know Nothing, Whig, 3,250. The absence of definite news from the dis trict of Puryear, in North Carolina, and of further election advices from Alabama and Kentucky leads us to believe that the news which the telegraphic ngents (generally Kuow Nothing4) have, is of such a character as to nauseate them as did the true news of the Virginia election, and that therefore they are not as solicitous as usual to transmit it prompt ly ? i| ATTENTION. UNION GUARDS ?Vou Kg j* are hereby notified to attend an adjourned f] H meeting on FRIDAY, August lotn.at7>, ill ill o'clock Kach lnembtr is requested to attend thin meet ing as business of importance will be laid before tne Company. By *rdei : P. HARRISON, O. S. a?t 9?it* ^NOTICE ?First iirnnd Excursion oj the Amtrican KiMemtn.?The members of this Corns most respectfully announce to their friends and patrons that they will give an Excur sion on THll RSDAY, August 23<1. Particulars in future advertisement. Lieut ROB'T T KNIGHT au 7?tf Chairman of Com. "jVOTlCE IS HEREBY GIVES thatacheck of \Vm. T. Cassien, on the Farmers A Me chanics'Bank of Georgetown, for ?100, (>avable to and endorsed by Mrs. Richard S. Cox. was, on Tuesday, the 7th instant, either lo tor ini>lald The public is hereby cautioned against receiving said check. au 0?It* COPARTNERSHIP, map. undersigned have thia day formed a co X partnership under the name and style cf IfARTLY A BRO., for the purpose of transact ing a Flour and General Commission Imsiness, at 101 Water street, Georgetown. N. B HARTLEY, B. D HARTLEY. (isoiGETow.\, D. C., August l,-l?55. au U?lm* DAGUF.ItREAN GALLERY FOR SALE in Alexandria. Ya. One of the best in Alexandria. Will be sold cheap for cash. Any person who wants to learn the business will be taught: and also will teach fife art of Puotograph free. That alone is worth one hundred dollars to an v artist. Two Artists wanted to color Photographs. Address "R A C," Artist, Alexandria, Va. au ??lw# EMERSON INSTITUTE. A Select Classical aud Mathematical School for Beya. THIS Institute Is located on 11 street, one door I from the corner of Hit h. The next Academic Car will commence the lirst Monday in Septeni Hr. Terms : per quarter, for full course, f 15. Eng lish branches, fell) CHAS. B. YOUNG, A.M., Principal au 9?eotf NOTICE.#-Left my hou*e on Tneadav, the 31st of July, with tne intention of going rn board of a boat, a bright mulatto Boy, named Frank Wheeler, who is It} years of age. He has a scar on the left side cf bis face, and had on when he left a dark pair of pantaloons, a check ered jacket, and a shirt with calico bosom. Hav ing learned that he did not go in said boat, and fearing he may have been induced to go off In another direction, 1 hereby forbid any one from harboring him MARY WHEELER. au y?bt? RANAWAY FROM THE SUBSCRIBER living in Montgomery county, Md , on (he 24th July, a black Boy, named Nathan, answers to the name of Nare: 16 years of age, about 5 feet high. He is a stout boy, and when spoken to ap pears surly; had on when he left a worsted winter cap, cotton osnaburg shirt and pantaloons and old boots. He baa been seen in Washington, where he now may be skulking about or secreted. Are ward of 825 will be given if taken in Montgomery county or within the district, and *50 if taken be* yond those limits. EDEN BEALL. au 9-3t* United State* Pat eat Office* ) Washihotos. Aug 8, 1855 f ON the petition of Abraham How a A Sidmkt Ghamms, of Hudson county, N. York, pay ing for the extension of a patent granted to them cn the 11th day of October. 1841, for an improve ment in ibe "manufacture of wire heddles for weavers' harness," for aeven years from the expi ration of said patent, which takes place on the II th day of October, 1855 : It is ordered, that the said petition be heard at th* Patent Office cn Monday, the 8th day of Oc tober next, at 12 o'clock m ; and all persons are notified to appear and show cause, if any they have, why said petition ought not to be granted. Persons opposing the exteusion are required to file in the Patent Office their objections, specially set forth in writing, at least twenty days before the day of hearing, all testimony filed by either party to be used at the said heariug must be taken and transmitted in accordance with the rules of the office, which will be furnished on application. The testimony in the caae will be closed on the 29th September ; depositions and other papers re lied upon aa testimony must be Hied in the office on or before the morning of that day; the argu ments, if any, within five days thereafter. Ordered, alao, that thia notice be published in tbe Union, Intelligencer, and Star, Washington, D C.; Republican, Baltimore; Evening Argus, Philadelphia, Pa ; Scientific American, R. York, ud Poat, Boston, Mass ; once a week for three luccesalve weeks previous to the 8th day of Octo ber next, the day of hearing. B/T. BHUGERT, Acting Commissioner of Patents. P. 8.?Editors of the above papers will please tend their biHs to the Patent Office, with a paper ;ontalning this notice. au 9_iaw?w THE CHILDREN.?A great variety of r Tors, vwycbMp. at auft-JI LAMMOND'S, 7th ?. BASKETS.-Work, Card, Traveling, Knife, Key. Cigar. Office. Ma-ket tad Clothes Bm kets. If you want a good basket, at a low price, call at 490 Seveath street G FRAftCIS au 8? Yfonocro a no "Elastic belts, b *r a" ry's Trlcopherous for the hair, superior Po? made*. Hair and Tooth Brush OS, Combs, Ac, frr sale at L-VMMOND'S, 7lh st a?g8?3t 1. E. SHIELDS * CO., HEALER* IK RID * WHITE AbH AHTHXACITE COAL, sriSIIR0TO9, B C. IJ7" Office, corner Ninth and H \Zr Yard and Wharf, foot of ltth st , opposite Washington Monument. au8?I** nOR SALE? Excellent Famllv Horse. Rork r away and Harness. The \ome will ?V_ I* warranted to wotk well In single or double harness, to be gentle and free from tricks lie has been used as a bor%e, ai<d ? now sold because tba owner has wo Jaitber use for him. The whole wQl be disposed of separately or lo, getber, and at a low price. Tb?jr mar be ssea at LaKE.M VKK 8 Make, (formerly Schwarras's.) on (i street, near the War Department. Ifno? previously sold. will be offered on Saturday next, at 10 o'cl'k, at the auction store oT Green A Scott. ? M \IAJ. JAMES'S MILITARY DICTIOR. arv. 1,000 pages, scarce. S3 40 Capt. Durkett'sTechnologkal Military Diction ary, German, English sad French, I vol , octa'*??, 4 50 Campbell's Naval History of Great Britain. 9 vol, octavo,'"^7 50 Memoirs of Admiral Sidney Smith. bv Sir John Barrow, F. R S., 2 vols, octavo. SI 75 The Military Force of Great Britala, by Baroa C. Dupin, 2 vols, octavo, 1 75 McArthur on Courts Martial. 9 vols, octavo, finely bound.3 75 Tvtler on MiliUr>- Law and Courts Martial, I vol, octavo, flnely bound, I 75 Aye on Courts Martial, 1 vol. 50c The Military Acts and Articles of War, by Major Hough, J udge Advocate, Ac, 1 vol. octavo, 1 SO Glennie's Memoirs of Campaigns, Battles, Ac , 1 vol. octavo, 2 25 Drir.kwat^r's Siege of Gibraltar, I vol. We ^chimmer's Siege* ?f Vienna, 1 vol. 62c lleale's Manual of Military Geography, I vol in*. ?si British Military Biography from Alfred to We!* lington, 1 vol. <5cet<ts Lieut. Col. Jebb. Royal Engineers. on strength ening and defending M llitary l\*ts, House* Hedges, Woods, \\ alls, Ac , 1 vol. many engravings. 75 cents. ?aS- KRANCK TAYLOR. SCHOONER ?'OLIVE" FOR SALE. 'PHK subscribers having no use for said vessil, I- which has een thoroughly repaired, v/iU well a bargain to any one wishing I im liase by calling on C. Myers A Son, at (heir Wood and Coal Yard, Mo 27 Water st . Georve i.wn.D C. C. MYERS A SON au 7?tf DRV UOODS. JUST received at the Washington Store, No. 16 opposite Centre Market ."?J pieces beautiful styles Calicoes, cost 10 cents, for tt * Gingham* only 10 ceats Yard wide Lawns t>a cents Do do 4 cents Besides the above oi?r entire stock of Summer i Good*, consisting of plain and plaid Bereges, d> do. Challies, Grenadines, Barege Robes. Barege 1 de Lalns, Lawns, Ac., will be sold without re gard to co?*t. We are determined to dispone cf them by the 1st September Also, a good assortment of Domestic Goods, which we can sell as low as anv bouse in the cay. The ladies are solicited to call and examine the above goods WASHINGTON STORK, No. 16, opposite the Centre Market au 7?Gt MRS. A. C. REDMOND'S VKW Gallery of Daguerrean Art ai/d Photo II graphing is at No. 290 Pa. avenue, northeast earner of llth street, over Ford A Bro's Drug Store, Washington Pictures taken at 50 cents and upward* Mrs. R. is a graduate of Whitehurot !* establish ment au( GEORGETOWN COLLEGE, D C. THE next session of this institution will com mence on Monday, tbe3d of September The preparatory department and collegiate coume are both conducted by able and experienced Profes sors, who devote thems*Ives to the moral and in tellectual advancement of those con tided to their [ care. A large and spacious building Las just been completed to be used exclusively for the accom modation of the younger students Their dormi tory, play grounds, study hall, class rooms. 4c , will be entirely distinct from those of the other sti.dents, aid officers especially assigned will at tend them In their pa?tiines and preside over their studies. A complete separation will thus be ef fected between the younger and older students, the advantages of which must be apparent to all those who have the least experience in the educa tion of youth. The observatory of the College, its extensive Philosophical apparatus, rich and varied lit war es. and Cabinet of Minerals. Geological Specimens and Shells, att'ord to the Students of this Institu tion advantages rarely to be met with. B A MAGI IRK. au 6?dim President. WATER COOLERS.?Some of the hand somest and best everyway in the city, will lie sold at reduced prices Also. Double Ice Pitchers, lower th?.n ever, at the Housekeepers' Furnishing Store 4!*t Seventh street. 6. FRANCIS. " uu 4? coal coal coal ::: ,4 CAR GO of best qualitv White Ash Anthracite i a. Coal, egg size, now atloat, soon to arrive, for sale bv the tou or vessel load" IE7" This description of Coal has been used by fcoUrls here, and pronounced to be of a most supe rior quality. We will deliver it from our wharf to families in any part of the city, at Philadelphia wholesale prices, only adding the cost of carting. J . E SHIELDS A CO . Corner Ninth and H streets. aa I?lw* (l?te?) To the Families of Ike District. Johnion's Metropolitan Washing Machine T. NEW INVENTION.?(PATENT ICST ISSCKD.) SKVKRA1. already sold, giving entire satisfac tion to the purchasers Price onlv *'0 Saves Time' Money!' Laboe'! The METROPOI. ITAN WASHING M ACH IN K does not and ran not (from the arrangement of its parts) injure clothes in the least, though they be of the mo?t delicate texture, whilst the dirt is entirely and thor oughly removed. Experienced and competent judges pronounce it the lest thing of the knd vet out. A boy or girl can operate it with the greatest ease. Call and get information. Present auencies: H AUPTMAN'S Furnishing Store. <Hh street, near the Avenue; and WEBB'S Steam turning Factory, G street, between ?th and 7th. Other depot* will be established so soon as ar rangements are perfected. ALBERT P DOl'GLAS, (corner of ?th and H streets. Island.) Sole Proprietor for the District of Columbia. au 4?tf SOUTHERN Ol ARTEKLX REVIEW for July, ls55. Contents : International Law, The Jesuits Russia, Lamartine Chief Justice Taney on L'snrv Peter the Great. Countess of Bleselngton Homeopathy, Copner In the U. S. MassacLusetts, Criticisms, Ac. Subscription, S3 per annum. au 2 FRANCK TAYLOR SHIRTS?SHIRTS.?We have just received a large and tine assortment of Gentlemen's bewt quality white and colored Shirts, which we will dispose of at the lowest New York price*. WALL A STEPHENS, 'iit Pa. avenue, neat door to Iron Hall. an 9?tf MARY LYNDON ; or, Revelations of a Life. A Visit to the camp before Sebastopol New Hope; or, the Rescue. A tale of the Great Kanawha The Watchman, by the author of the Lamplighter - Doeetirk* Cleve HaU. a new work, by Miaa Sew* 11 The Heiress of Haughton Tiial and Triumph, or trmneaaln the household, by T. S Arthur The latest Ix>ndon Papers All the newest and most popular works constant ? [y on hand and for sale at JOE SHILLINGTON'S, Odeon Building, comer 4* st and Pa. av. au 1?tf CLOCKS! (LOCKS! IF you want a good honeal Clock?or e that will ? alwavs give you the correct time, di op In at G FRANCIS. 490 Seventh street. He has Clocks hat cannot be excelled?handsome aad good time teepera. He sells low, and every Clock is war '-mted jy 21 C. WARRINER. WATCHMAKER