Newspaper of Evening Star, August 18, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated August 18, 1855 Page 2
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evening star. WA8HI!r0T01T CITY: MTCRDAYAFTERMOW Aiptt 18. t?*ADmmmm should be handed is fcj U o'clock, M , otherwise they may not ap pear until the next day. AflENYS FOR THE STAR. The following pemmi are ^thoriied to oon trect for the publication of advertisement, in the Star: of ThW 0wn? *? W- ?""" n^?' "k~a-M Co., Bun &xUk?V. B Pai^na, Scollay'i Building. THE WEEKLY STAB. The number for tbe week ending to-day is truly a rich number, containing, in addition to '?the Washington news and gossip," current Governmental events in Washington, and local intelligence, a variety of 8hort tales and nu merous aneedotes, together with interest ? T,Z frim *" <"UMte" of lk? "orM. Prio* 4 25 * "mr- ""<* * Single BBnbtr. ^ KOEjtrsa run The LuMtgurt^ re-pub]i>hinr apanere ?u? ~ Constitution, embraced in to*. ?f "" "Mr?kl? "-"We Fro. <">l?i>r j?o, of M?? jelwy, . Erring iS't? <*? '.ion riLoilT d'h^^ h '!"" from ?">0r?. cation, tnoehcj ? epringf,, ?; .Mriation whi?h M uTtoto^'wiol IT?lou,8CCnces' ingpired a more mmi-1? i W? are Wont 10 iudulee Thii J^g^t of th?>av o'f i"d,ir,du,al hM fo ? look ? ^np7as ti^,^,J?^e#ttfct he 22?L,hr.co1 A <*rS? of the origin and ^tUement rf .vh h? *Jes now occupying and disturbing the mlHfSnl! large a portion of our count-l 5. .i f ?? M it is plain and simple * Buthen?c The Union, commenUng on the admission of toe Louisville ./?!??*/, that the Know No thing.i of' LomsWH, established for the occa be6 ^eC.ti?D th5re' ? Uw Prohibit political ? Clti,en'' in *" ?P?cti their UwllrVT' UDder the c^titutiou and Know \oth ' /rt,na TOtiB?' UDtil tfa?y (tbe trut',. ?? In?"{*?d done noting, says with u, justice and convincing force : ?gcly ?of^SrI^ta^D??ur,^aio * *t 3av* viile, and whioh ? election in Louie? -?h things,' has not in th? ~ ? ?tuess ?,f poor merit of originality ifi, iQStan^* th? '"<? municipal.TSiKTuffi Ssatfas ,,S?diraw "> carried into succes-ful txeisutkfn0?11 *?? J be and violence. It is in dir^t ? !^ Ir,ju?tice spirit of our laws arrl conflict with the triple, apoo guarantied *''d n113 fru *?" nation in the ? nmto.r*1,,ed citizens are to stan-1 . j ith caps In hand, until their mJ11 ' first exercised the privileges h,aVW Iranchise, what guarantt J V . elective opportunity will be sUW, that an receive all their vutes ' horded to I as was recently thu ..1 ? W .. understood the votes ot naiive-'^ ^Mbington) that reeeived. and it r ? citueos would be first of calculation ?^u,ree.110 prophetic powers would be A* Vhw theirvotes Sothin-. ruchrefi ?.7e11 "thefir6t- KewW into -a ? Juc^?s would construe the nrincinl<> - ulSir *?_, I? : iniquitous adcociauor. ad pure na ?^ve-born American citilcJJf. It it e J"r?? "a* how^bj procrastination, ob^ruetioiu JndiV wh? r?,!? 5 ?f <Hir fellow-citUens, l t who? no discrimination is madebvth?^ ^Utution and the law. ? BTrt ' disfranchised ' d ^ ^mpletely *#*inat natural' WHtnfiTjif l ?qa*lly obnoxioas to the im PWience of know-noth:ngiam ? Wuat ri^Kt have aged men or infirm men to trifle iith fh* precious time of kn^-nothing jud?8 ! jsy:" betoru a ProtesSSt vot^? K? uff".hu ba,1?t preferences ' How I indicated his tolcraJ^ ?r' W|U tUe 11^olence be Sfo^l 'LVt'ir-k? voting a , AHOW-aoUung has exiire?m-H W*,, through the bal*,t.b"x' S!-h?t rubl "Th'ri incorpuratod ?,lMk ??? i.latfi.?-m ; ? know-nothn g national me" ? , . l? "f .* ?' <ieep aawniah ^ euccessful naturalization laws >*V ^ o[ "PeaUng the Tb? tickles with a delicate It raw our young ftiecd from North Carolina, the Hon Mr. Kuftn wbo deserves all the happy things Journal says of him, as proved by his late remarkable victory, which .hows that there is U? him the materials to make a man of mark. PSRA0VA1. .... Judge Douglas, and Colonel Wheeler, United.States M.nistcr to Nicaragua have ar nytd in New York. The UtUT ,? f^r Nicaragua on M^laynuxt. fur ? .The New York papers devote a large th? nF>rt* "f cases arising from in uSTStl m S th? ride"^ ^ i? re late* that a man named David Lynch tw.. ^a'trffli^8 homo ulightly intoxicated', and SJ.hI l! .8 Prro*ocW,OI>, it is alleged, d^hed in the skull of his wife with a loaded whin to SL*t*fenuU lh? Ta"^ &ud his wi?0 ^.^.Ztum"" wm prcb*b^ '? Solomon Childs, a respectable farmer of Waltham, was gored on the 15th inst., u hifhJn" ch*io "*? .... At ^a late term of the county court in thcr?wore tweuty-two w^re J^t!. o ?T' Scventeen of which lien ??r , One lady set forth in h?r peti her kk ttJW^S k? Ck Towam her. She obtained a bill. . -. Dr. Charlee Treichel, deputy collector of the port of Philadelphia, died at his resi and respected, lie had held th?^ t r ^nomn coilectoVfor thirty yearf # P0* ?f dfPQt^ .... The Rev. Mr Theobald Matthew has remained in London since hii return from Ma deira, for the purpose of obtaining medical ?dv iee His friends will be glad to hear tifS health is improved. * 4r thmt rnl'ReTJ.Wia Y' Eook*r. formerly reetor ofCarMi Church at Winchester. Va , is now u"irr"Fi"^ ? ...Kcv- Mr Beaumont, of Tuskogee. Ala , ' M Mi.-aiouary to Central America ....Cfcl. John Rowan, Minister to Sardinia, TuJJd\ve.^n;?rrKt,?,,arofMr Pulk- died on luesday last, from the effects of a fall he ra ed a few days previous at fiardstown, Ky. J3T The shiplAntarctie. Capt. Stopfer ar . rived at New York on Thmrtday, with 2trt) ?migrants frcm Antwerp The rsweiLr*?>,V? Wag them In east, 9U,U2 lf ^ d WASHINGTON NEWS AND GOSSIP. American* Ruling America?The Organ of yesterday, i? its local column?, protect* thn' the insults offered to Mr. Wise on Nin?* street. ?nd the act of mobbing him In front ofBrown' hotel, were hareslosa amusements on the par', of persons, who it admits to be rowdies, as wel a? Know Nothings. Tha writer cxcwues h*? opinion of the affair on Ninth street, by de daring that he got his version of it second hand. Now, we mntneesed it, and know thn the statement that has been furnished to tin. is false. The Know Nothings, under the lead of . prominent Know Nothing tartnber of th Council Board aud other Know Notbin: politicians in Washington, stationed then, selves on the opposite side of the street, anl under cover of th, aftrW, assaulted Mr Wise with oaUia, denunciations, contemptuoc. shouting, ^ tefore he opened his mouth t ?M his friends; which conduct they cor. until he concluded; frequently forcii., him to suspend his remarks; the Know Nothing member of the Washington Councils being thr most conspicuous of the rioters. This conduc? so dastardly, mob-despotic, and reprehensible, though ia e*act keeping with the spirit thn actuated the Know Nothings in Louisvilleon th 6th inst., the Organ's local regards as a men bit of pleasantry. Thus, Prentice now declare that his appeals to his followers to carry th Louisville election by force at the polls, and b> murder, pillage, and ars >n afterwards, wen written merely in badinage, never being de signed to be received as though written i. earnest. The Organ's local tells us, in effect, th^t because Mr. Wise failed to permit the right i> free discussion to be put down in his case, (on Ninth street,)?to 44 retire with dignity" whui? thus assailed by Know Nothing bullies ami rowdies, under the lead of a Know Nothir Councilman?the brutal and disgraceful mob of Know Nothings who interfered with the meeting in front of Brown s Hotel, and suc ceeded in depriving him and his friends of tl e right of free discussion, so solemnly granted i:i the constitution and laws of our country, was quite excusable?quite. That, fortunately was witnessed by at least five thousand per sons, among them being thousands of the considerate and best citiiens of the federal metropolis. In the defence and palliation of the conduce of that gang of organised cowardly ruffia: s, rowdies, and would-be cut-throate and inccn diaries?among whom were recognized more than one Know Nothing making pretensions to eminent Christianity, to business standing, an I respectability in thiscommunity?which graced the Organ s local columns yesterday, tho?, thousands will reeognixe the strain of argu ment and principles that generated the Loui* ville riots and now seeks to palliate then; proving beyond all question that the spirit of Know Nothingism?of the influence governing the action of the lodges in this city?is ident ical with that which rules in Louisville to tLu eternal disgraco of the fair fame of the United States, and their institutions. But we h;;ve no room to-day for further comments on th - matter. Herewith appended we present the Star s readers with a few morn extracts goin ^ to show the exact character of the tone,"tem per, spirit, and Americanism of Know Noth ingism, as illustrated on the 6th at Louisville. The Democrat (Louievilfe) of the 16th. commenting on the bogus affidavits concocted confessedly in the Journal office to screen the Know Nothings, says: We hope the editor of the Journal will pro oeed to collect his ex parte certificates. They will let out enough of the truth to prove a.I we stated in a short time. It is plain enough from these certificates that the First War l polls were taken by the Know Nothings ia the morning. Here is one statement: " Mr. James Irwin states: About ten min utes after six o clock on the morning of the election. while standing near the polls in the iiret Ward, I saw a large German pushing bis way to the entranoe of the polls. Aa American told him not to press go hard, thi t he would get to vote just as soon. The Ger man attempted to draw a pistol on him, an l got it partly out of his pocket. Home word. passed, and he made a second attempt to draw bis pistol, at which time he was knocked back '4 About two or three o'clock in the after noon, I was standing on the corner of Clay and Madieon streets, and saw some fightin" tuer? between foreigners and American*. Af ter the fight was over and tho Americans wero going away, % German carac out of a back yard gate with a shot gun, and I think a large knife ; he raised his gun and fired it at thu American party; the .-hot took effect in tho body of a boy about fen years old. Some four or five persons then attacked him ; his wounds, ? learn, have since proved fatal. I did not learn his name. Javeb Irwin." We have been told that there was no dis turbance at the polls. Here is a German knocked down within ten minutes after the J oils were opened. The excuse is that he was rawing a pistol. The witness does not say that he saw the pistol; and although the Ger man was knocked down, we hear no more of the pistol. Such was the pea;e at the polls. The man was peaceably knocked down. In the same way an eye-witness assures us that he saw three men peaceably knocked down, and he was present but a short time. In the same way there were not less than twenty dis posed of peaceably There were, all agree who were in the vicinity, a number of men armed with clubi?short, convenient weapons tor quick and peaceable work The editor of the Journal will not now affirm, in the face of his own witnesses, that there was no disturb ance at the polls; that is false, by the testi mony he publishes. Here is another certificate, by Mr. Bligh : ' I i Al i on ?*th : About ?ne o clock Charles Hodge and I left Lavu s sta ble, on Jefferson street, between Third and fourth streets, in a buggy, to go the First Ward polls. When we bad been at the polls some five minutes, I saw a crowd running cut buelby street. Hodge and I went in that di rectum in the buggy. When we came to the corner of Green and Shelby tee taw a party of Americans rett eating dtefore a party of Ger mans. There were a good many bloody heads among the Americans. Tbe Americans had no arms except sticks and su<*h missiles as thty bad picked up from the pavement. Tho Gei mans were generally armed with guus?some yaugers, some shot-guns, and almost every de soription of guns.'' Again : 44 Charles Hodge states on oath : I was with Bligh on Monday, August 6th, about one o clock, and went with him in a buggy to the First Ward polls; we had been there but a few minutes when our attention was called to a crowd running up Shelby street. We drove up Shelby street to where the crowd was, near Green street. There were two parties, one American, the other German. I saw no atmr among the Americans; the Germans were armed with guns and rifles. Bligh and Gil more were endeavoring to get the crowd to go iu different directions and to keep quiet. When Bligh and myself turned to leave the <*e.m ?n?, they fired uptn us After we hr?d dnveu about half a square, Bligh got out of the buggy and I drove away." They saw a crowd running up Shelby street, and they met this crowd coming back. Amcr CID!iWil'1 bloody beads. What was this crowd up Shelby street after, is the question. They were, of course, not after their own party. Th<* were the pursuers. They were stopped by Germans with guns. Well, after a morn ing'? beaung and bruisiM; after being ehasod by a crowd with sticks (clubs?), is it at all im preper that the assailants were stopped with guns t Remember, there is not a word of Ger mans pursuing this crowd: they were purl sued. Mr. Bligh rode up and advised tht Germans to put lip their guns, which they re fhsed to do. and no wonder. Let their pur rs go about their business, and all was quiet. Whei^ turned to leave, the wirmatis flred at his buggy and threw stones It does not appear tha? they bit him. or in tended to do Vltri any harm. It is not, how #<"dr, u> be wondered at. that men assa:lc<l should suspect all approaching, especially one notoriously sympathizing with the enemy. Here is another very edifying certificate: I '' A. Jackson White, whd resides On the j Point, above White Mills, says: He saw a par i tv of unarmed Americans running in towards Main, on Shelby street, pursued by abouttwen ty foreigners, who were armed with guns and {>i?tols. The Americans stopped between Jef erson and Orw. ii, and being reinforced, turned on th3 foreigner?, vrho fled out beyond Wal nut. They fired on us when we approached them, and continued firing as they ran from behind corners, etc., wounding some ten or twelve of us. I was shot in the back part of the heal, receiving twenty-three shot in my hat, but was not seriously hurt. This was be tween one and two o'clock, (affiant thinks) 0:1 Monday evening. The Americans had no gun* in the beginning of this melee. Affiant states that at four or five o'clock, af ter hiving had his head dressed, he went on Main street, above J'reston; ho saw some Amer icans with bricks in their hands, standing about a large building on the north side of Main, apparently waiting for Irishmen to show themselves at the windows or come out. when he saw a man fire out of the window with a gun and shot a man in a buggy, who was ! passing down the street. A. J. White.'' This witness only saw the body of unarmed j Americans running from tho Germans. Ho ! did not see them first, tho pursuers, as other witnesses testify. We say, Upon these affidavits alone any jury I would return a verdict against the mob of bui 1 lies acting in the name of a party, and shout ing their party slang. The insolence that ap pears in all this is, that it was outrageous in Germans to resist. They ought to have been quiotly beaten. When they giopped the crowd running up Shelby street?:?ft?r some foreigner no^ doubt?it was monstrous. Why did not this crowd leave these Germans alone' Thev were on their own defence ; why must they b .? assailed, again and again, and by all mean - j hunted, beaten, and their property destroyed ' j The last witness saw a crowd on Main, of ' Americans standing before a large building, j with brick-bats, watching for Irishmen t > : show themselves at the windows, or corno out ! He saw a man firo out of the window. N ? wonder. Great outrage indeed, that an Irish man. whose house is surrounded by a mob with ' brick-bats, should fire out of the window ! Just think of the monstrous insoleuco of the editor of the Journal to publish such certifi cates as these, expecting to lay the blame on the Irish and Germans by such testimony. We shall not, of course, noticc all these cer tificates, as they amount to but little. Aftrr ' su^h a fight begins, enraged men or bad mei , j whether natives or foreigners, will commit out rages ; but these very certificates point out the aggressors We shall soon have plenty of di rect proof on this point. One of the editors of the Democrat happened to be in that carriage which was fired at from a house that wr.s afterwards burned, Ac. In answer to the plea that the firing from the window at the carriage justified the burning of the house, with women and children, Ac., the editor avers that the housa was being stoned by the mob when the shots in question were fired, a3 that as they hit neither horses, persons, nor carriage, it is fair to presume that the shots were designed to frighten off tho m>b rather than to do damage. The Louisville Timr* of the 15th gays: The Journal of M mday published a number of affidavits attempting to fix the origin of tho riot; in the Ligh'ti Ward on tne foreigners. Its own testimony is contradictory, and very plain ly shows that the fir^t act of violence was on tne part of the Know1 Nothings. This one of its own witnesses acknowledges. He s'ates in bi3 certificate that a parly of Irishmen, pass ing on the corner ot Main and Tenth, were jostled and struck by some Kuow Nothings, and the fight commenced. Weapons wero drawn by both parties, and shots were made. Tne balance is well known. The Irish weie pursued to their residences?they fired out of the windows?killed two men who were pass ing and who were not engaged in the riot?and then followed the scene of burning and blood. The Journal's certificates have proved a failure?even wi'h the help of one Irishman and one Englishman. The case is clear to ?very unprejudiced mind. In every case in which there was a fight on e'ection day, tho Know Nothing bullies coir.mencd it by insults and attacks upon loreigners. What could be expected of human nature butto resist such out rages? What could be expected of men, when pursued to their houses, but that they would attempt to del end themselves, their wives and children, eveu with deadly weapons ? Few Kentuckians would have waited until they were driven to their homes. Tbe use of weap ons was wrong?it was criminal?and deeply unfortunate did it prove to several Americans and to many foreigners?but mob-law and house-burning, and nrurder were not tho proper remedies. Tney should have been arrested and dealt with by the laws of the land. While, therefore, we condemn the uso of deadly woapons by the Irirh, even after they had been beaten and pursued?yet. their using them is 110 apology for, nor justification of the mob lawlessness which followed. But these circumstances will yet be investi gated and the truth brought to light. The Louisville Courier, of the 16th. says : Capt. Stone AND his Mon.?Until our at tention was called to it yesterday we did not notico the card of Capt. D. C. Stone in the Journal of Saturday, in reply to a paragraph in tho Courier calling the attention of the authorities to the conduct of the meu who pa raded the ctreets with the cannon on Monuay of last week Capt. Stone vindicates himself by stating thr?t ho was acting under the order of superior officers, wno, in turn, were respond ing to the wishes of M.iyor Barbee. That those having the cannon in charge acted in a manner in the highest d. greo reprehensible, and that their action added greatly to tbe excitement already existing, canuot be denied. Marshal Kidd stojped the meu as they were going up street with the gun and begged theiu' to return, as they would do more harm than good by proceeding farther. No attention was paid to his request. Judge Nicholson, who is understood to sympathy with the Kuow Nothings, we aro. informed, denounced the guu squad as a mob going to sup press a mob. \et what ho said had no effect. Instead of having the fiag of our country or the company fiag with them, Capt. Stone's men bore a banner inscribed ilAmeri can* shall Hide America," and the men, in stead of being quiot aud orderly, were boister ous We ourselves heard those with muskets in their hands shouting lustily for "Sam." Such conduct on tho part of thoso called out ostensibly for the purpose of suppressing a riot cannot be defended. But if all we hear is true, Capt. Stone him self was hardly a proper person to be placed in command of the company on such an occa sion. Wo do not know the gentleman, and certainly have no wish to do him injustice, but some facts bave been stated to us which the public should kuow. A gentlem in we have known for many years, aud who has always borue a high character for truthfulness aud intogrity, called upon us to say that Capt. Stone took an aotive part in driving legal voters from the Sixth Ward polls. Our infor mant asked Capt. Stoue why they bad whip ped some Irishmen at tho polls ? He replied, ?41>?n them, they had yellow (K. N.) tickets in their hands, and, by showing them, tried to get in, so that they coulu vote their white (Democratic) tickets'" Our informant further states that about the timo the Fifth Ward polls opened alter dinner, Capt. Stone came up and remarked that " they had cleared the 1 Irish iiom the Sixth Ward, and bad now come up U> drive them from the Fifth Ward." Is it not the duty of the proper authorities, in tbe face of such facts, to make a rigid in vestigation, ascertain who are guilty and bring them to proper punishment? And if they fail ia | erforming such duty, sbouid they not be beld to a strict accountability by an outraged ?nd indignant pubUc < i Senator Benjamin.?This gentleman's re cent able letter on Southern politic# and Know Nothingism is attracting great attention, in dead, throughout the North. There, it ha* created apparently much more feeling than the rimllar manifesto of any other public man appearing Within the last year. This is so, be yond all question. The meaning of it is, that there is great power in his views* and his ex pression of theiu. Senator Benjamin had not t preriously a national reputation, nor was he | known out of Louisiana for a man of remark - i able vigor of intellect and force of oharaoter. His comparative youth, however, proved that i there was much in him, or he could never Lave been sent to the United States Senate I from that State over the head? of quite a num . ber of his leading political friends mush more deeply involved in politics than he has been. The anti-Nebraska journals appear to unite, without exception, in drawing from his letter the conclusion that there is something serious ' in the declaration of the South that it will not I stand Congressional action against the admis ! sion of a new slaveholding State, because it i may be slaveholding. Or, in other words, that it will not continue the Union with a badge of i sectional inferiority around its neck. We have ' witnessed surprise manifested at the North on ! this subject beforo, but never saw it souniver ! sal there as just now. With'one accord, tho anti-Nebraska journals are complaining at the impudence and injustioe involved in the idea that the South has really made up its mind not to wear the badge of inferiority. Senator Benjamin gets " blessed1' beyond description for bis share in bringing the South up to its dreaded purpose. He may, indeed, well be proud of the backhanded ooiupliments being showerad upon him just now, a? they prove that his influence in the cause of right is dreaded by thosi who would do wrong. It has astonished us that up to this time those who manage Northern public opinion have not realized the lact that they could not make hatred of the South the ruling principle of Northern political action, involving the pros titution of every thing so to be worked to thr one purpose of striking at Southern rights, interests and equality under tho Government, without grunting a counter spirit of Southeru distrust of and hostility to the North. The influence of the conservative Union men of the South has been relied on to this time to check an organization of the whole South in retaliation. The letter of Senator Benjamin, than whom tho South contains a public man of no more forbearance and ardent devoti ji. to the Union, is very sensibly recognized a.^ a signal that there is now no such thing as a party at the South willing to put up with con tinued Northern aggression. Hence the stir made over it. The Health of Washington.?As strange as it may appear to our unsophisticated fellow citizens, the silly rumor of the yellow fever in this city telegraphed some days since to the north is "going the rounds" of nearly all news papers in the country, being published by all of them as though it were gospel truth. We presume but for the idea prevalent among some of the newspaper men, that hrving said a thing in print, it is necessary to stick to it. right or wrong, for the sake of consistency, the originator of the story would long since have contradicted or oorrected it; as it can not fail to injure more or less persons in busi ness here, by keeping strangers out of Wash ington. We need hardly add that there has been no such a thing in this city as a case of yellow fever, nor has there been anything like it among us. We have taken occasion to in vestigate the fact with great care, and cannot trace the origin of the original roorback. All tho physicians of Washington agree indeclar ing that there has not been the slightest foun dation for it. Kansas?Those who fancy that Governor Shannon will have much trouble in Kansas are greatly mistaken We predict for him a quiet, and, under the circumstauces, a pleas ant administration of the stormy Governorship of the Territory. His forte as a public man is 4,tact," in which Gov. Reeder was constitu tionally deficient, though it was more needed in his position than any other requisite mak ing up the successful executive officer. .Doubt less many of Gov. Boeder's difficulties with the people of the Territory grew out of little circumstances which became disagreeable and dangerous to the public peace, because he failed to possess tho faculty of managing men. His talents, genius and legal abilities are more decided than those of his successor; yet. in difficulties, and more especially in merely vexatious circumstances, Gov. Shannon will prove much the more discreot of the two. He will be ablo to repress illegal interference with the affairs of the Territory from any and all quarters without giving offence to the people under bis charge, or w? greatly mis. take the man. The South only asks for a fair show in Kansas, and if the people thereof re ject slavery of their own accord she will not complain or es*ay to ?'taboo" the new State. Land Office Decision.?In regard to sales made when a receiver of public moneys was deceased, it has been decided, that where a receiver of publie moneys died while absent from the land office to make a deposit of the public funds in his possession, and sales of

lands were made after his death?the news of his death not having reached the local office? that the moneys received for such sales should be paid over by the administrator of tho late receiver, deceased, to the present receiver, on account of tho parties who purchased the lands, to be applied to the payment of the same. But in case the administrator shall re fuse to make the payments as directed, the estate of the late receiver will be liable for the money, and the parties who paid the same to tho deputy of the late receiver will have to look to the late receiver, his heirs or legal representatives, for redress in the case. Express Letter Carrying Companies.?Per sons who may be writing in the care of the " Penny Post" Company, San FraucLsco, will doubtless be interested in the fact that the General Post Office Department, recently?the complaints of that company and those of the postmaster at San Francisoo having been sev erally laid before it, the one coming in conflict with the business of the other?has advised the parties engaged in the " Penny Post ' that the Department has at all times declined all Connection with express companies, and that it will sanction no arrangements with such companies calculated to diminish its revenue. This information is important, and should be recollected by those desiring to send letters by the steamer of the 20th. Stranger* ?There are mare strangers in Washington just now than at any previous time in the last four months. They are return - I ing from the difarent watering places, and very tenfibly tarry among a* in papain; through the Federal City. Th? luxury of oo* delightful climate never appeared to bottei advantage than just at this season, as we arc enjoying only genial sunshine with lasriou brceses during the day, and eool evening* an.' nights. Washington was never more healtbx at any period of any year. One of the sojour ners to whom we refer above, remarked to uc this morning, that though he had been to fiv. watering places in his recent tour, he ha found no place coming so near as Washington City to that of which he was a seeker, vix. or* of a delightful temperature and atmoephere with tighU. subjects, and people of interest, and fine living at the hotels A Land Question Settled ?An applican for bounty land recently claimod on a?oount oi the services of a former husband, having beet divorced from a subsequent one. Yesterday the Secretary of the Interior confirmed tli decision of the new Commissioner of Pension that she is entitled to the land. The Current Operation* of the Treasure Department.?On yesterday, the 17th August there were of Treasury Warrants entered ci the books of the Department? For the redemption of Stock $4,151 V For the Treasury Department...? 2.070 61 For the Custons 31,297 1* For the Interior Department..fils Interior repay warrants 50 0. War Warrants received and en tered 56.027 Drawn on account of the Navy .. 104,4^2 14 Repay Warrants on account of the Navy 6.149 11 Well Said.?The Albany Knieier^ockn talks perhaps more to the point in brief para graphs than any other journal we know o! Witness the following, vit: The Register wishes to know what " eonser vative men intend to do at the n*>xt election We will inform it?strangle liindooism ar> kill a power that is fast converting the repul lic into a slaugbter-hou*e. '? ConservitUY' men1' made up their minds as to what the} would do, the day after accounts of the oa rages at Louisville were received In thi city Ilindooism has lost five hundred worship pers during the last week. Conservative in**, may dislike the Pope, but they object to buri. ing unoffending women and children. There is no national party but the Americs? party. It alone seeks to promote the cordis relations among the States, reverences th> Constitution and the Union, and resists assault, upon our liberties and prosperity by forei^' and domestic foes.??'tate Regtster. The 41 cordial relation" which IIindo<>i?tii is trying to establish may be seen at Louisville, where the acts of an unknown man in a brew ery is made the excuse for twenty-one murder, ind a conflagration in which six women and children were reduced to cinders The Rice Crops.?The Southern journals represent that the rice crops are unusua lv flourishing, and that the indications pro mi; more than an average yield for this season. OFFICIAL, Franklin Pierce, President of the United States of America, to all irhom it may conctrn : Satisfactory evidence having been exhibited to me that Do* Ramon F. Valdes has been ap pointed consul-general of the Republic of Mexi co, for the United States of America. I do be.'eby recognire him as such, and declare him free to exercise and enjoy such functions, powers and privileges as are allowed to the consuls-general <>f the most favored nations in the United States In testimony whereof I have caused these letters to be made patent, and the seal of the United States to be hereunto affixed Given under my hand, at the city of Washing ton, the lUh davof August A.D 1K?5. ai.,1 [L. s.] of the independence of the United Stales of America the eightieth. FRANKLIN PIERCE. By the President: W. L. Maect, Secretary of State. ^SEVENTH STREET PRESBYT'N Church.?The Rev J. W. E. Kee wil preach in this Church to-morrow, at 11 a. m , and at 4 p. m. The public are invited. au 18? BY DIVINE PERMISSION REV. S B. ScTHKKLAnn will preach in the Me thodist Protestant Church, 9th street, to-morrow morning, at 11 o'clock, and Rev. E. J Drink house, of Cumberland, Md., in the evening at 3 o'clock. au 19 ,THE MARION RIFLES TAKE crest pleasure in announcing to their friend* and the p-jblic generally that they will give an Excursion ana. Pic Nic at the White House in the latter part of the present month, for the relief i f ! the sufferers of Norfolk and Port*m>uth. Va. Particulars In future advertisement. au 18?It _ Washington. August 17. 1 ,1. James Green, do forwarn anv person or persons from trusting my wife. Anne Green, as I will not pay anv bills received in mv name from this date forward au 19?* JAMES GREEN. .NOTICE.?The Books of the Columb .? Building Association are yet open, and will remain open until August 20th. lt&>. Persons desirous to subscribe for shares can do so by making application to the undersigned. O. A SCH WARZM AN, Sec., No. 15 P. O. Depart , or 4lu Ninth st. Jy 28?w3w (j^ 1 A REWARD.?Kstraved from the sub V lv scriber, on Tuesday, the 14th in stant, a light gray Horse, nearly white, is \ about 1*2 years old, 15 bands high, well made. 1. has th? mark of a yoke on his neck, al*o betw e i the noof and fetlock from wearing >pancils; al*o. crest faiien. I will give the above reward to ai.y one who will return him safe to me THEO SHEKELLS, Grocer, 331 Seventh at , bet. I and K. au 17?3t? T0UENAMENT AND FANCY BAIL AT THE FAUQUIER W. S. SPRINGS. THE Tournament will take place on THURS DAY, the 3,'th of August, and Fancy Ball on the everting of the 31st. Knights from a distance are invited to euter the lists with the sons of the Old Dominion. Oa WEDNESDAY. the*9th ins.ant. there will be a Stag Chase; the Venison (two saddles) to be eaten on the day of the tournament. au 18?lw ALEX. BAKER JOE PENTLABID'S O I RO XT S ! With Entire New and Brilliant Equipment! THIS Superb Troupe will exhibit ON MARKET SQUARE. THURSDAY, FRIDAY, and SATURDAY, August 30 and 31, and Sept. 1. FOR THREE DAYS ONLY' AFTERNOON AND EVENING Doors open at 2 and 7 p. m. Performance half an hour afterwards. Admission 25 cents This Company is dieting .shed for the elegance, novelty, and variety o. its entertainments. EQUESiRIAN, GYMNASTIC AND PANTOMIMIC. Displaying the highest order of Foretgn and Domestic Talent. Among the principal Artists cf this Troupe are Madame VIRGINIA SHERWOOD, Mons NICOLO k. PUPILS. Mr. GEO BACHKLD* R, Mr. DAVIS RICHARDS, Mr. C. SHERWOOD, FRANK PASTOR, kc CLOWN, JOE PENTLAPID. For particulars see bills In priacipal hotel* At GEORGETOWN on TUESDAY, August 2*th, and ALEXANDRIA on WEDNESDAY, August 29th au lb?dtSep THE BALTIMORE L OHIO RAILROAD. Transportation office, August k. Ia&5 ?The late obstructions to the use of the Road, at Kingwood Tunuel, having been re moved, FREIGHT of all kinds (a? well as pas sengers) in both directions. Is now forwarded as promptly upon the schedule time A continua tion of this despatch Is ensured by the building of a new road over the hill at Kingwood, by which the use at the tunnel may be avoided, until it is completed JOHN H DONE, iuib-tt ? LIST or LETTai m tk* f?M OAf. iV tl ? Fr?l AmgwM fOrdevod to be advarti*?d 1b <t>? Sf<kf." ^TMibll to tbe friowln* MrttM mt Mm Suat Office 1-sw?1t Iwtnr ?*? MOWMpapat Ba? ^ he laripe?t elrralatioo of any d*iif |-apar pub. IUMilWMbil|IN: , _ Sbc $ AmJ * ?' fmrth0* ?nmt 1*4. Thai tW list of M1~t? remaining UMfallad for is MT po? fflcf ta uv cUy, town, or where irvi Bn;>Mr* shall be printed, shall, beraanr* h? pat> 1l?hed <?t?ce onlv In it* new?napar whtrt,IK|| is?ued wwklv( m rnfimm. tkrnll h*v ?*? o*f??i f*rrtU*t*im within the range of Lb* delivery of "aid office, to ba dacid*d by Iba anch office.] T-- -<itVnf '"Vm ili ?* *aj *ra ti uirwii LA DtR* U(T ii'i^lerwK _ Oraaalkow Mr* l?'?1 tirarM M* ??rT Uai a 4, Mr* Mary T ?'? i *r? Hantn >r? t*w? 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J a maa I H*rk?a Jaa M*um. M C H u -laT. Manrj M It. N*rrl H -aa Hriuiai,tMari* Hyatt. Urn MT Hninl|i(. flaa T iij'-iu, ?: r llrnaab. DarM t H? ,--*!.alimar, l> Br aartl. B I* a.I. rrnf Jarka-.n. UPS Joknanu, Jw V J ihuamn. Jm<> W B*ll?r. rtll'l A U atru Maary irKa.U. Pa..ui* t rt ui**. w d a pmii p* PH?r*. Ual P wall a Pakar*. M m A P an Tlaolkp P Bftr-ay Tka n*r?* P 4 P?rry Omb ICI pt??:i r*. Jm w plan* iba 1 P?tJ?ra. .n, J oho farr 4MB B Parkar, $ AS PalWrrn 4?r r.:k P*B?II, K4war4 P nam. B T A Sou Qnlfla*. Jno katlsAf ?, W P Bl4ar. Thorn* Kll on L B Kaa|H> ?>.!*? . ama K? nkai.. D I Katfiit. J M Kti hi*, liurr Bun ?'aiar. (J KI it'll K. H K Ljkrk, OajK ar r waon, Patci IJ?y4 M C !/???. Mirbasl La la. bat In I -ark I n*. J*m<a L i C'pt if Lobar, Jno L^aburfwr. H Lanitrr. P W L*porta. Oi a* Jr.i? Ml lar. Iir M B M >44ia( -:i Wib Maxwail. MT ib B B*urt, Li W L M .ra, N P V.a l . M Myar*on. Myar Mbbi.Imk. M "t *al Nealit Kildar M - tt. Jaasaa Murphy, Jara Mi ora. Jama* M?rr, J F Mtrhaii, Haarr MoHr.. H Muotacua. Oi K T Mora, CVI Oyru* MarkilbaM*., Dr CP Mnllan, A lax M*l<ao4, Geo W M- ?'raa. Oao Bofy PvnBt* Mom. ( ar4 BIibbbab. Wib ? ? t wall, T Mat Kaiiili, Bam I sbm?^. a T Btrinc allow, B Btronc. Hal I ftiumai, B T S Iiirman, P h harfclnc, P ? Baikal, It Bmltli I.iwiM B< --ti 4 O 8. hiaiAar. 4 A*a Br b. Juhl S< I n U, Job 8 Bliriair, 4?b Bht?M*, Ji<> Stn*rl, H*r y W Mlanaztfi;, P > Blnkar. B Birvena. B'ljati M snmnar Oil I! V smart. Col II 1 Biavan*. Baa D Htoau A C ? BtnUh. A B ft' hatit, A W Taylor. M H E Itn -n- iu, Au.irtof M. P..rr*.-n J B r rd. W ta P' llk. Oarn Kiiib?r(, Mr P'i? lar. Jama* Pi'ipatrtt-k, Jubi ri'Wlrr, Janira w Pi?*n.-r. Jarnra E Kairbank*. 4vel ? x. O ? Fr?n? ii. P O (*rayh?m. Tin Ml r. N*th?uial ?. :> JH'B ?? L V <;allB,i 4no X (?? ??, M'm croux. O F. U'lioBnall. 4no W ?JmumM. U ti - 'i >.n . ji ? <511?fcy, A lax ;r C TIikIbbi. H Tnrnar, Mr Trr rail, | Taylor, Jio Ta< kar. C h Ta? alon. A Tallafrrro 4r k' Murray. M fhaU Taltatta. Cart ? t BrLanrhlla. 1 4 M, W Jt P N nah. Mr Korrl<?. 4 na Kormll*. 4t?o Mr-wall, tiao M O'Cunuar, Mi' P O'ruitr: j.TI ' ? C"m M" g <?'C>tinor. itwan U'Ci at.. Micliaal S A-eo-t 1? Wrifhl M i M 'lliami M'l lta, R. I?rt Mr ram* B P"P? MTllr x. P P W'?d, K H Wa'ah Ma: thaw W*lkar, 4 Pllac Wrl*(il, 4no T Wi.liaa*. H?- ry V.?riiar. * It W mlar. K P ?IBM*i I k B M*aiaod, Chaa M- loo a. Abbi k Vartiy A Bra J AMK" U I tkkn, P. M onn fet.loir.s- hall KOilKEL'l GREAT OPERA TROUPE, StlU continue their UNIQUE PORTRAITURES. I ntrr* rented Mrith BtKLtSqtE PIECE*, OPERAS AND NEW 8ONG8. Obacrve the dailv projrammea for particular*. Admission 25 cent* au IS?tf JOHN T. FORD. Afpnf. MONDAY. AlGl'*T itOU. 1SI. Serond and lant GRAND MAGIC PERFORMANCE At the Saloon of Josbpb Gekhart. on Maryland avenue, No. by Fa n t* L L F. ft a ATer the perforinsr>ce a Concert and Ball. Adtn!.*?ion 2o cent*. Ladles free. jnommeri Mng at a o'clock an 17?3t? PL EASAXT RESORT KPKINO WARDENS, (FORMERLY FAVIKR S GARDEN.) On. H Strot^lVMR St i'r*irrn:s 4" Eigktrtntk, OPENED e*cy d*y in the week, and on 8un Anv Nospiritou* liquors allowed, but Cof fee. Cbocol.ue. Ice Cream. Ac , will be for sale Weber'# Bravt Band will perforiri every Mon day and Thursday evening, beginning at about 3 o'clock Adn Ht nce fwt au It?.tm KAZURS AS IS RAZORS. / <EO. \Vo?t--nTiolm A Son * doublv cartionfred I \ L I redr-rick Fennv"* Tallv bo, and Wado A Buttber"* rhemically |>erfocted Ru? i, and other*, from 'A* cents to 541 Gentleman w ho likeaccinforubleahave should secure one of tbeso Razors. A'.so. Razor Strop*. Shaving Cream, Brwbea, Soap. Ac.,at the Iiou?ekeeper s Fumlahing t*toro ISRtSeventh i?lr?jet G. FRANCIS. au IT? Tl RTLCS :?Tl RTLFS! JUST receivtd bv RENTER A DUBANT. at Washington Hall Restaurant, cor ner of I\i. avetiue ai d S'.xtb *t . soutb| 'uie. anothe- , >t of real Green SEA TUKTLE. which will be served up dailv at II o'clock, in Steak*, Soup, Ac Familiea supplied Mrith the soup bv the gallon, au 1??3t THE LNION ACADEMY. THE Flflb Annual Se*?ion of the Cnlon Acad emy j and the Sixth of the Union Female Academy, will open on the ftrst Monday in Sep tember. and eennnne 41 weeks Terms aa u*ual. Circulars at the Bookstore of R. FarnLzm. F.sq, aJid at the Rugbv House, corner 14th and K ?U These Institutions are *o organ 1z<m1 and de ducted a* to secure that mental and moral train log which will best prepafe the pupil for the r?al . ties of life. Z RICHARDS. Prin U A Mr^ Z. RICHARDS. Prin. U. F. A au 1Mb C'tSIf PAIl> FOR riRNITlKE. PERSONS dr-ciining hous keeping, or having a surplus of household eJJecU. will bud us at all times prepared to pay them the highest < ash prices for their extire stock or such arUclea a* they may Wish to dispose of We will also ex change new furniture for old at moderate Price* Furniture neetly repaired and varnisbea at tbo gh .{test notice, on reasonable ternts BONTZ A COOMBS, Furniture Wareroom* ?th at., bet 1 and K au IT?"iw MEMOIRS Oi BENNETT and his Tiiuea Price Si ?5 ICleve Hall, by Miss Sewell-price tl Our First Families?price 91 25 The Escaped Nun?price |l For sale by by E K LUNDT* ifc Br au 17?tf "7 ^ !*? i<v HUI , bridge street, Georgetown. D C TT7AS MISSED FROM MY STABLE ON ? ? the ntorning of (he 14th instant, a dark sor rel M ire, about 12 years eld, with a biased or white face A liberal reward will be paid lor the return of said horse to me CHARLES WHITE, Waahingto t Foui.Ojt. WaaLinirtoM. an l*-3t* J nAVl >ili A FAKU OF .Vrt ACRES. DIV1 iled into sevrral held*, u tfa a very luxuriant growth of mliffd gtasser,, a/ d well watered at 'he convenient distance of 5 mile- f'otr Wa-hir^'oB, enab.ea me to pasture any number of b< rsrs. c i?t, iieeves or sheep, on the moat reasonable lepn F or further inf or ioation apply at No. iTuTwmUu: street, iietween F and 0, or at this office an 16?;* i^REEN GINGER AND MONEY. V" 3 barrels Green Ginger, In prime ord?r 1caaa Honey, in the comb, in six pound raps. For sale by SHEKELL BROTHERS. ,n m i. No W' oppoalte the Coutrt Markst. au it>?jt I 4 %