Newspaper of Evening Star, August 21, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated August 21, 1855 Page 2
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WASHiyQTair CITY: ^_5>PAY AfmWHll 21. ?gkxt% roa the star. : Tfca following persona are authorised to eon tract for the publication of advertiae?ent? in the Star: ? ' V. B. Palmes N W nnnMr * thirt.od Chestnut W* ???r _Scw York?fl. M. PBTTUf?u,L4 Co., He^n Ec-ftor. V. B. Scollay's Building WIBIT OP THE M0WTI1TO PXX89 Union comments with a sharp and pol i^bc i [-enon the recent braggad acio speech of Senator Wade, of Ohio, deli-.ered at Portland, Maine, wherein that gentleman took oocaaion to pronounce the Wtig party dead, and to add ?that its remains * -stink," according to his ele *ttt rcrrair'ar. He was also exceedingly vituperate against the South, declaring tha' all t^-whites and bl?*ka-are slaves, and r^tcd that the abolitionists should at once f"A 'J" W?~ ?' region a. ickinc them unttl they are quiet, if thee dare to complain. He declared that the North ?nd the Sooth hate each other with all the nitterne?* of hostiie nation,, ??d though in ef feet pronouncing the Union not St to bo pre served, he intimated tint the North .ill am. it bj force, if b?t for the pleararo the. -.11 deme frok. waking their ?m on tho ' "" ^ . Jt tW. speech the Union sajs : wla- Wor,ld 8eem from the above that Mr. 4 before the Maine fusionists at ?1 ?? i. idcnVe -? questionable charact r K?*?} violator of that lower standard of and J. t^;M arc s?PP??ed to recogniie, SLi^lL 2V? meritcd punishment by ff "oportance of his treachery and the impj *25$ J?*?*! in*htJ: Mr Wade " not Jatisfied that his late political associates have af3*11*) been gibbeted, drawn and quartered upon his testimony. He daintilv tSentn4-mAtb? '*$ch.arisin& from their pu Uwccnt remains. We do not desire to be ??. rsarLTs?-5 rutMr Wad? wui^ oover that to whatever faction, party, or fusion Jy-ibriu*b" ""*???* "J '"J",'7 freshness in tho political ?W2ls a arassrzx?n **** ? mil T,h ;* ?ain ?* daintJ 0,?actories and offer Utw^n the Wh^^ ***** w nouni? Sv*r?no ?-nd South- and thal h? de tained feelirm ? "P?n the earth enter each other t)^! 0fkm0re* ler rancor towards SffiMffi'te r ?ecti,onf ?f th? ? iin; -:.. *f Mr- wade had said that tho ab< - hbonists ef the North hate the Union with a ward u the* entertain to waru/ every southerner, because he is a south would have uttered a truth famili8r thh ?kW^ * C?U?tr7- ? But we utterly deny at the love of the Lnion is not as strong with iPe?Dle ** the Iove of,ib" erty itaelf. We utterly ueny that the bitter rancorous, sectional feeling attributed to the I^PJet^ ^orth and th? South has any Jouadation ia fact. Each successive danger to the I men hu been the parent of manly con <ession and generous compromise?has called f? mat?ITv a"? prominent existence patriots frnm the North and the South, the East and the West, ready and willing to make sectional ?aciificee to bind the brotherhood of States into a closer and more lasting Union. Foreien ware and domestic calamities have repeatedW aad proudly shown that although we inaV differ, as we have differed, about men, mea and unc??"p^m the deep pulsations of the one great Amencan heart are seen and felt from one ex irciM.t j of the Union to the other. They were r.<* >k-w Englandera, or Pennsylvanians or 'h!^^1?nIan,' ?rSc.uth Carolinians, who planted * stars and stnpes upon the castle of Mon 3"/; fntcred the gates of Mexico in a C' a?d who twice chastised S ? m ' '' aD mvj'dinS Soe> tut ^mericans 2l and de:,liBy' 8?*?ng above sectional jealou-nes, recognising no geogranhi c^l line? of distinction, and aclnowfedgin'- no o^untry save the one who^o flag glittoreS in star?g aD unbrcken constellation of 4< Tho concluding paragraph in the above cxt'-act te calculated to excite a stronger and rnoie active feeling than that of disguit. Of h ui i, ho rpeakisg? Upon whum does he propose to ett the dogs'f Who and what T?r 2v n aro they that have been held I iui W" lo the J?rwion of a ri J? ia ?h'J UniteJ St3?tcS Son tuimeflia'a representatives of sov tr ?' *nd who ha^e been elevated to t~r jf exalted stations by their integrity "Di Vhe n,aturity of their ago and ti.UL. okjind who were preminent amoDg their le.low-c.hzens before that elevation, for tho *t those qualities. They belong to wh^twe have been taosrht to regard aa the highest legialative b?^ly in the world. The lurcign readier will scarcely believe tha? thn uturer of this foul language and still fouler threat against men respected for their high of YT?ner* . !'0r t*leir ye;4", and distin. guuhed tor their intelligence and patriotism h actually a member of the United States Sen! ate Hat legislatures, like nature, delight in paradoxes, and the body which has aiven tn Wa<Te?''d * Webrtcr had Nowise produoed a The InteUipeneer grows el>quent over an improved instrument for operating tho mag netic telegraph, the invention of a Mr. Hughes of Kentucky, of which it say?, that 7n\Vr^S ^ I?05**8 advantages over * , K J?modes of telegraphing Some ' th.at ?t prints with the most as Tt rHv'"'? ;aR'.d*^' at it communicatee and . '" -Qtelhgence at the same moment, that _ peculiarity of construction is such as to cut ' . ,e,n d*;iir?ble, from all intermediate sta i knowledSe of a message sent from 3w rito ap?ther'80 that aQy p*r ?wn in Washington, for example, wishing to ?hW,\K?m,t0 hi\friend in Boston or New if ?.? W1^ w ma?b privacy as .LZ * wh,sP?nnS ?? into his car. He has Z Zln^A0^0iK* to. ^at friend to attend at ^ hour at the Telegraph Office, and f*f't fK^!ifImp,iC,t7 0f wor^i"g tho inatru ?? tha* the one may transmit and the other receive the message without the co-operation Ji** ^?nt? though neither may know any thing of the principles of telegraphing. It is ?n.y necessary that they should know how to fpell and read ' Another ;reat beauty of the invention is, that it may * readily Attached *T ?t ,h? telegraphic modes of correspon wh^u ,n 0se L &nd the principle upon . P0*0" ?f the natural and electre .. JT i a-a? hronght into requisition are such the transmiMion of messages in y condition of the atmosphere." An Encounter of Witi. '? Chasm or Na*a.-Our try-ma*l9 neigh bof thus throws its shovel full of mud at the American party, and people: ? Ii a skunk had the enristeningof iUelf, it would, no doubt, change its present name. ?SSefe'ntSr*1' tiSb*'U?d^ ?Suppose, then, it should call itself the or#>//-inel; wouldn tthat doT"?Organ, 20//*. " The\ Organ of yesterday, as if sympathii Wig with the animal referred to, quotes the to:.owing sentence from a ?*ent article in our paper : " It a skunk ha>i * le christening of it sell, it would, no doubt change it present naae. and chooee a mus cal, high-sounding, per.un.ed appellationand remarks: 4'8up sb1??,d call itaelf the <SYtM/-inel, irouldn t that da?" ? No; in changing iu name to a "m.<ka/, mgb-sou^ing, |>erfumed appellation," it ehraauo Until the African Organ ; -nd ta thn. ??? ltd odor would be in perfect Kncw"Notkin? rottenneTs.' - ?1??-_?^ fciT An adjourned meeting of the High *? t of the Independent Order of Rechabitcs, ? 1 the United States and the Canada*, will b? Leld in the city of New York on Tuesday the 11th yj? oeptcmbei. WA8HIHQT0H XEW8 AID 0088IP. The Eepoblica* Party.-?The Richmond Ettfutrir seems adopt the opinion of the Pmtufltmmr, that the new Republican party is to be little mora tfcan It matter o! mooitfhine. Now, we believe both these jour oals to be in err?r tn entertaining this impres' "ion. Its originator, Senator Seward, is one of the wiliest, if not the very wiHe* ta*a now in public life in this county and has laboreu i a seeson and out'of seawn, ever since the defeat of flenry Clay at the Philadelphia convention rf 1848, which was indirectly brought about by him, to the end of giving birth, form, sub stance and power to his contemplated sectional organisation. lie satisfied himself that he could control the policy of General TaylorV Administration to the extent of placing, in po sitions likely to inflaence party and public opinion, men who were his, heart and soul. Mr. Fillmore, on assuming the discharge of his functions as Vice President, saw througl. the policy and plans of his rival at home, an<! counselled the rejection of those of General Taylor's nominees who were rejected. He spotted them for the anti-abolition mem bers of the Senate, if we may be allowed to u?r a vulgar expression, and thus aided in bring ing about their rejection. Ex-Senator Footv told the story of Mr. Fillmore's part in thii> work in his rambling, gossiping way, in a speech delivered at Marysville, California, a report of which reached us by the last mail from the Pacific. Col. Fitz Henry Warrer waa one of Mr. Seward's chosen instruments, and acted well his part, so far as the interest of his astute patron was concerned, by "stock ing" a large number of post offices throughout tho Union with shrewd and active local politi- ! cians devoted to the advancement of what has since proved to be tho " Conscience" wing tf his paity. One of the first significant acts of Mr. Fill more, on assuming the reins of government, was to withdraw the Free Soil nominations of his predecessor, made under tho persuasions of Senator Seward and that gentleman's friend', which had been " tied up'' on acct u t of theii secret affinities; on information that Mr. F. had privately given to Senator Foote and those acting directly with that gentleman. Senator Seward, nothing daunted with the defeat o his immediate plans through his rival's ac cession to power, has sedulously labored from that day to this to strengthen his personal party, and has labored with great success in deed ; having detached from affiliation with Mr. Fillmore all those who foliowed him foi office, and a large proportion of those wh - were honestly identified with bis wing of the party. At this time. Mr. Seward has at hi* back three fourths of the talents, political ac tivity, and, consequently, the effectiveness <1* the opposition party, the rest having gone over to Know Nothingism. Now, while we have no fear that any of the Philadelphia-platform Know Nothings will join Senator Seward's crusade against the Constitution and Laws, (for such is the sum and substance of the policy on which tho new party hopes to ride into power,) we believe that ho will gather under bis wing three-fourths of all the Northern opposition to the present Admin istration?the National Democrats and Silver Grey Whigs, who make up the original (Bar ker) Know Nothings, holding out against him. and voting with the Democrats as a last resort to defeat the schemes of Senator S. When the latter shall have shaken the Union to its centre, and not until then, will tho new party fall to pieces; af, when it becomes certain, ai it certainly will so beconio, not long hence, that the South will refuso to peaceably submit to the subversion of tho Constitution of the United States and the instalment of ablition i*sm in the Government, which it?the new party?proposes, the capitalists of the North will nearly all abandon it, and concentrate all their power and influence on the side of th< party striving to ward off tho measures and to defeat tho man thus bent on bringing about a dissolution of tho Union. Ban Mad for News.?If tho reader desires to comprehend the utter stagnation of news in this quarter in these times, we refer him to an article published in the New York Herald of Monday last, purporting to bo a special tele graphic account from Washington of what wa. said by tho President and his guests at the last dinner party at the White House. Besides seat ing at the table gentlemen who were not there, the writer (who has not been within 290 miles of Washington for months past.) gels up a rigma role of conversation which bears the impress of utter and sheer falsehood on its face, making all present appear liko fools, if not much worse ; though tho gentlemen named as actors in the bogus farce are proverbially among the shrewdest men and highest toned gentlemen at present connected with American public af fairs. As a matter of course, there is not a single word of truth in tho whole letter, other than the fact announced that tho President on the day mentioned, entertained a few friend: at dinner; no one being among them, as a mat ter of course, but gentleme>t, who would not play the pimp to furnish the means of getting up such a ridiculous effort as the letter in ques tion, to make up for the deficiency of interest ing occurrences at the Federal metropolis just now. Eat apropos of the Herald and dinner par ties in Washington : this bogus concoction re minds us of an anecdote of tho late Mr. Rit chie, exceedingly characteristic of that dis tinguished and scrupulous gentleman. For some time after he established the Union in this city, we were in his service as his assistant editorr and were much with him consequently. On one occasion, when writing in his library, the old gentleman entered, dressed for a din ner party in his usual suit for such an enter tainment. In reply to our question : Where are you going? he named the host?when we said incidentally that the entertainment was given, as we had heard, to James Gordon Ben nett, then in Washington?the ambitious host, to whom Mr. Ritchie was oertainly deeply attached, being notoriously anxious to win the friendship of the Heraid. On learn ing this fact, Mr. Ritchie pulled off bis inva riable silk gloves, and threw them, with his hat, with great violence on the floor, and broke oat with great vehemence against Bennett, swearing?and it was the only time in years of inornate association with him that we heard him utter an oath?that he would not make one of any such party. Adding, by way of peroration, that he had labored faithfully and honestly for nearly half a century to deserve tho reputation of a gentleman, and that he would not sacrifice it thus, by putting his legs " under the same mahogany with James Goi don Bennett." We never before or since saw Mr. Ritchie loose his self-control from passion. He kept bis word, a* a matter of course, and the dinner to Bennett took place without Luu (Mr. R.,) "ho was to have been its bright particular star. The Decency of Know TTothingiam.?The Charlottesville (Vs.) Adv<m'*, in its comments upon the passage of the Picsident through the town in which it is publishc d, a few days since, on his way to the Virginia Springs, affords a fair illustration of the effect of Know Nothing teachings and associations in dragging ail its votaries down to the level of the gutter, de basing their minds and making blutes and blackguards of many of them who are without fixed characters, it matters little what may be the private associations by which they may be individually surrounded, or what their former positions as men. The press of Virginia, up to the organisation of Know Nothing lodge in that State, was, without exception, decent and rcspcctable in its tone, however ultra and violent more or less of her journals may have been, politically. No blackguard sheet, or no sheet conducted by an unmitigated black guard could live within her borders for month. That the reader may see the change for worse which Know Nothingism is certainly working in the tone bf its portion of the press of the Old Dominion, we copy from the Organ, whore we find it, the following spr:imen of the style of manners and tastes which Know Nothing ism has introduced into her editorial corps : " There were raauy of our citizens at the depot, to gratify their cuiiosity to see the Chief Magistrate) of tho Republic. Our peo ple were disappointed that this professed fol lower of Jeffer^onian Democracy did not show his devotion to Jeffersoniauism by stopping if only long enough to Visit the tomb of the apos tle of libei tj. Other great politicians in the Democratic ranks have thought to establish their popularity by doing reverence to the memory of that sage of Monticello. But Pierce may think that neither Monticello nor tho Hermitage combined can re-instate him in the affections of the people; or, he may have been in a hurry to meet John Van Buren at the spring*, where a fraternal union may be consummated between these two exponents of Northern Democracy and Free-Soilism. "Mr. Pierce looked in very indifferent h3alth. and evidently showed that the cares of St.te wore resting heavily upon bis shoul ders. It wa* a small thing, but caused much Comment by many of our townsmen, that his excellency wore on the occasion a fancy-col ored shirt, something unusual for a gentle man's apparel in this latitude at least. The President, and those with him, occupied a sep arate car. locked against the intrusion of the vulgar rabble who happened to be on the cars, tnuch to tho annoyance of many who desired to hear him converse, and to gee bim on the route." And again: President Pierce's checked calico shirt, worn as he passed through Charlottesville, has given rise to much severe criticism on the part of the old citizens, and has afforded much wished-for countenance to tho fast young men of tbe place, who had already ventured to fly in the faie of public opinion by wearing these spotted calico shirts. The old gentlemen of tne place, who have been taught to believe that a spotless white linen shirt was indispen sable to a gentleman's toilet, cannot under stand why the Chief Magistrate of the Union should not dress as a gentleman ; the young men exult that Frank ha3 put, thus far, hi. foot upon 'old fogyism,' and has adopted the costume of the Bowery boys. Probably it wat this innovation upon old Virginia ideas, which caused our railway conductors to put him in a separate car, under lock and key, and some wnat excused the little boys of the place when they cried out ' thore is Frank Fierce?the ono with the calico shirt on; bring him out.' " Naval Apprentices.?Wc understand that the Navy Depaicment have, te/upurarily, sus pended the enlistment cf apprentices for the Navy?390 having been obtained, and there being accommodations on the receiving ships for no more. Tho ships Potomac, Congress, and Constellation, wtich vessels have recently gone on cruises, took foi .y each. The Susque hanna, San Jacinto, and Merrimac will, pro bably, go to sea (and possibly othor United States ships) before the beginning of tho new year, and will take as many more, when fur ther enlistments of apprentices will be made. Tho system, so far, works admirably, and continuos to be full of promise of future use fulness. It is expectcd that moro or less of these lads, on returning from their cruises 01 three years, will bo good ordinary seamen, and seamen, which will,make a demand for moro such apprentices. Tho system can hard ly fail to man our ships of war with real American seamen in due time. Oreat Sales of Public Lands.?The follow ing is an exhibit of the lands sold for cash, on the 0th of June, atthe Land Office atDukttque, Iowa : 9,273.50 acres at75 conts per a:re, $6,955 12 1,442.11 14 $1 " 1,442 11 221,747 81 " $1,25 4* 277,lb4 76 232,403.42 " ? $285,581 99 Light House Keepers Appointed.?At Petit Menan Island, coast of Maine, Alfred Moore? at $300 per annum. At Cape Elizabeth, coast of Maine, William D. Murray, at $250 per annum. List of Patents ?issued from the United Slates Patent Office for the week ending Aug. 21, 1855?ea^h bearing that date : C. W. Blakcslee, of Northfield, Ct.?For im provement in candlesticks. John C. Briggs, of Concord. N. II.?For im provement in the application of the eonical pendulum to time-keepers. Wm. Burnet, of Cincinnati, Ohio.?For im provement in sealing cans. Almond C. Buffum. of Chicago, 111.?For im provement in obstetrical extractor. Edward Campbell, of Columbus, Ohio.?For improvement in glass journal box. Dugal 1 Campbell, of New York, N. Y ?For swimming glove. Jno. D. Dale, of Philadelphia, Pa.?For im proved wrench. Henry Eling, of New York, N. Y.?For im proved basin stop-cock. William Fields and Solomon Gerhard, of Wilmington, Del.?For improved pressure water wheel. Sylvester H. Gray, of Ridgeport, Conn.? For improvement in pumps. John L. Hardeman, of Arrow Rock, Mo.? For improvement in hemp cutters. Horace L Hervey, of Quincy, Illinois, and Robert E. Osborn, of Springfield, Ohio.?For improvement in bridges. John A Thomas Hope, of Providencs, R. I. For maohines for engraving calioo printers rollers. Joseph Hyde, of New York, N. Y.?For im {?roved apparatus for vessels, to indicate their ocality, when they sir ly a means of raising them. Ebenezer Jeffen. of D< -i -For improvement In railroad Berjamin F. Lawton, I > t 11., I. Y. For improvement in jour * >? !? Lewis H. Lefebvre. < 'f La. For improvement in wari "> > John Matthews, jr., <? . i-. Y. For improvement in pros* AugustusMcBurth, of 1 z< i N -For improvement in percussio y p.<. ??(!!?.*? Stephen P. Ruggles, of ton, M; -For hard stamp Albert M. Smith, of Rc "ue-tcr N -For improvement in railroad-? r at-.. John Woodward, of WiL A\ *i, > -For improvement in horse yol Alonso E. Young, of D i ' it as signor to himself and Mar u? ? Bos Ion Mass.?For improved lo- -r-ki?b John Swyney, of Cha as .s'gfior to himself and J I'Wn '.g , of 1! stun, Mass.?For inipr* tun in ch inn* magazine fire-am | lm>. K.etcham; of Feu * nor to Chas. G. Jadd and Andrew Oliver, of samo place.?For machine for tawing shingle*. Daniel 6. James of New Market, Va., as signor to himself, J. B. White, of Dinwiddie C. fl , Va., and J. W. Mclntyrc, of Dinwid> die Co., Va.?For improvement in corn and cob mill'. Wm. C. Demain, of Boston, Mass., assignor to A. B. Ely, of same place.?For machine for machine for paying books, Ac. Albert Bingham, of Boston, Mas;., assignor to himself and Andrew J. Bailey, of same place.?For burglars' alarm. John Cram, of Boston, Mass., assignor to hinwilf and John 8. Cram, of same plaee.? For improvement in folding chairs. Chas. S. Brad field, of Philadelphia, Fa.? For improvement in harvesters. Dexter IJ. Chamberlain, of Wert Roxbury, Mas-.?For improvement in curtain rollers. Jno. J. Crooke. of New York, N. Y.?For immovement in window shades. tie-issues.?Wm. G. Philips, of Newport, Del.?For method of dosing and opening gates Patented Mardi 7. 1854. Hugh A James Sangster, of Buffalo, N. Y.? For improvement in lanterns. Patented June 10, 1854. Design.?Minnard H. Fowler A Enoch Ja cobs, of Cincinnati, Ohio.?For design for iron railings Additional Improvement.?Wm. D. Jones, of Poughkecpsie, N. Y., assignor to Henry Whinfield, ot New York, N. Y.?For improve ment in propellers. Patented ApiU 17, 1855. The Current Operations of the Treasury Department.?C n yesterday, the 20th August, there were of Treasury Warrants entered on the books of the Department? For the redemption of Stock $415 CO For the Treasury Department. 173 a6 For tho Interior Department..*.? 21,602 15 For the Custons. 27,880 80 War Warrants received and en tered 14,016 12 War repay warrants ie:eived and entered 13,059 51 Covered in from miscellaneous sources ? 103 80

The Elections. Last night s mail brought us positive news of the defeat of Taylor, Know Nothing, for Con gress, by Watkins, anti-Know Nothing Whig, in Eastern Tennessee. Some of the opposition papers claim Watkins for a Know Nothing. We know, of our own knowledge, that they are mistaken. lie went early into the lodges, but soon came out disgusted with them. He was supported by all the anti-Know Nothings of the District, and made emphatic speeches against Know Nothingism. Ilia election makes the delegation, in the next Congress, from Tennessee, stand equally divided?5 and 5?being a gain of one for the Administration: as Mr. Watkins when in the Congress before the last, wa? with the Democrats on all really test questions. Thtf majority for tho Hon. Geo. W. Jones, the most valuable man to his country now in American public life, reach es 4.200'! !?as follows : n ac a J?nes, (Devi.) Cordon, K. JY. ?edf?? 1.^33 1,550 Franklin 1,336 351 Lincoln 2,616 331 Marshal! 1358 62y Maury 1,821 1 ,SS Tots?l 8,465 4.245 Tho news from Texas shows that the sum total of the effcct of the Know Nothing pro nuneiamcnto of G$n. Houston is the election of a single Know Nothing to the Legislature from a county in which he formerly resided, and where ho addressed the people shortly be fore the election ! That is the only county which, being Democratic before, now goes against the Democrats : whereas their majori ties in other countics show that tho General has not been able to movo the State an inch from her Democratic moorings. The following returns have been received : Galveston, Aug. 10?3 p. in?Partial re turns from ten or twelve counties, embracing some Know Nothing strongholds, indicate the election of the entire Democratic State ticket by a large majority. Galveston has olectcd John Henry IJrown and L. Sherwood (Dems ) to the LegL-lature by 1J2 majority. Brownsville (Rio Grande) elccts Latham and Nickells (Dems.) by a large vote. Harris county (Houston city) elects a Demo crats Senator and two Representatives by a lar?e vote. ' Fort Bend does the same. Brazoria does the same Washington (where Sam Houston resides) w iJarner <Dem) "nd Gayles (K. N ) U alker county elects a Know Nothing Rep resentative by 46 majority-Sam Houston's old home, and where ho made a speech a few days before the election. In Walker, Grimes, and Montgomery Jesse Grimes (Dem.) is Senator. 7' oneiberty 8iTC3 the Domocratic tick?l tkree to From North Carolina, \re learn that the ag gregate Democratic majority has been ascer tained to be at least 8,000; nearly ten times as great as that of Pierce ! Mr. Clingman'e ma. jority is 1,495. From Alabama we have the following au thentic news: AuSast.20.?The majority for Winston, the Democratic candidate for Gov Vu not b.? Iess th*n tw*lve thousand ! AH the Congressional distriots have been heard from, with tho following results: Walker, Know Nothing, 500 majority. Shorter, Democrat, 1.200 majority. Dowdell, Democrat, 500 majority. Smith, Know Nothing, 1,800 majority. Ilouston, Democrat, no opposition. Cobb, Democrat, 2,300 majority. Harris. Democrat, 1,800 majority. Both branches of the Legislature are Demo thirty-two majonly on Joint ba,lot wi? *>e Poor "Sam" is really in a dingling way. His sick hcad-achc, caught in Virginia, re sults in black vomit in Texas, growing worse and worse as he went through Tennessee. North Carolina, and Alabama, to get there. Sam deserves our commiseration. So we must pity him from the bottom of our hearts. Poor fellow ! poor fellow !! Presipent Pierce at Staunton, Va.?The President ot the United States, on his arrival at Staunton, Va., on Thursday last, was wel comed to the hospitalities of the town by the Mayor and Council. A splendid dinner was prepared at the Virginia Hotel, of which the vistors and a number of citiiens partook To a complimentary toast, the President respond iTtT? q,V0t* from the Vindicator?as follows; He alluded to the pleasure it afforded him of visiting the citizens of Staunton, and breath ing the atmosphere of Virginia, not only from its invigorating effects, but on account of its nationality. He adverted to the thoughts suggested as he passed in sight of Monticello, una expatiated with ardent eloquence upon the value and importance of preserving invio late that great chart of our liberty?the Con ?titution?in the forming of which Mr. Jeffer son acted so prominent a part. His feelings revolted from the idea of a dissolution of the Union. It would be the liliad of innumera ble woes, from the contemplation of which he shrank. He continued by alluding to the greatness of \ lrginia, not only as it respected the enlarged patriotism of her people, but he: physical resources, and closed by returning his thanks for the cordial welcome that had been extended to Mm." 'Subsequently, the President and Senator Mason visited the Insane Asylum and the iAeaf and Dumb Institution, expressing much pleasure at all thev saw. On Friday morning, t /pntent anTd *???. Senator MasoJ, i' , . B?rbour, Jr.. and others, lefc by a spe cial tram for the springs." ~ S?c?e,?????At a late tan^of thecouu ly court h. Perry county, Indiana, there were wenty-two application f .r.livoice teventeeu .'I which were granted. so by ^SEVENTH WARD UNION ASSO elation will meet on TO-MORROW (Wednesdny) EVENIN6, at 7k o'clock, at Po tomac Hall. WM. COOPKtf, Sor autl-St [OT1CE.?The Book* of the Columbia Bailding Association are yet open, and will re mala ope*? until Amjiwt toth. 1B55 Persona dr* rons to subscribe for shares can do iking application to the undersigned. 0. A SCHWARZMAN, Sec , No. 15 P. O. Depart., or 410 Ninth st. Jy 2B?w3w AN ACCOUNT BOOK.?Lost, on Saturflat night, somewhere between the Post Odor and the Catholic Seminary, an Account Hook Any one returning it to Col. M Thompson's of fice, on 4# street, near the City Hall, will be suit ably rewarded au HI?II* THE LARGEST STOCK OF PIANOS IN a. this city can be found at JOHN F. ELLIS1 Fancy Store, *3 Pa. avenue, near 10th st. nasi Strangers and citizens m search of Fancy Notions or Tors suitable for presents. can find a large collection at au 21?3t LAMMONP'S, 7th street. !W MUSIC received weekly at 306 Pa. ave nue, near 10th st. J.F.ELLIS, an 21 m UMBRELLAS. BASKETS, Engraving*. Per fumery, Ac., at ELLIS'S, Soft Penn avenue, near 10th st. au 21? R1TTENHOl'SE ACADEMY, Corner Third st. and Indiana art., Watktngfrn O. C. WIGHT, Principal. R T TAYLOR. Assistant. T. R. RAOULT, Teacher of French. R. GIBSON, Teacher of Drawing. FTXHE next academic year will commence an X Monday. September 3d Tuition S10 &?, S12 ?0, and S15 per quarter, payable in advance. * Circulars may be obtained by applying to tht Principal or at the Bookstores of the city, au 2??-TuThAStSepS COTTAGE HOME SCHOOL FOR YOUNG LADIES, MattatknseUs avenvi bt tr lot A and lit* id. THE Sixth Academic Year of this School will commence on Monday, September 3d. The Course of Instruction is arranged in Four Depart ments, and embraces all the branches of a liberal education. Miss M. A. COX, Principal Madam DO KM AN. Teacher of F rench. Mr. GIBSON, Teacher of Drawing and Paint ing. Mr. Si ^SCHEEL, Teacher of Music. ITT* Circulars my be obtained at the Bookstore. au 21?eolin BENEFICIAL EXCURSION OF THK MARION RIFLES, For ifu relief of the wtfertng in NorJiUl, Portsmouth, and Gosport, Va. THE Committee of Arrangements take grea pleasure in announcing to the Military, their friends, and the P?b-^? 11c in general that they will give a grand KX CURSION ii PIC NIC to the VVHITT. IIOUSF on MONDAY, August 27ih, for the above named o tect. In oon.<equence of the great suffering in those places, ana as the Company is desirous of afford ing some relief, they have thought proper to pur sue this course, hoping that our friends and fel low-citizens will exleud to us their aid. in orde. to enable us to accomplish our purpose, in allevi ating in some respuct their sufferings. The Company pledge tnemselves that no eifor; sha?l lie wanting on ihelr part to make this the most pleasant excursion of the season. A celebrated Cotillon Band has been engaged for the occasion. Refreshments, including Dinner and Supper, will be provided by an experienced caterer, at city prices. For the accommodation of persons who do not wish to spend the whole day aown the river, the Boat will make two trips. Leave Georgetown at s o'clock, Washington at 9, Navy Yard 9)$, and Alexandria at 10. After noon. leave Washington at 2, Navy Yard 2K. and Alexandria at 3 o'clock. Reluming, the Boa: will leave the White House at 6 and 10 oxlock p.m. Tickets, admitting a gentleman and ladies, fl: to be had of the Committee of Arrangements ana at the boat on the day of the excursion. Omnibuses will leave West Capitol Gate, the corner of 12th street and Pa. avenue, and North ern Liberties' market atew o'clock a. m , and at I* P m Committ t of Arrangements. Capt F M Shekell, Priv W D Turner, Ensign W J Walker, Priv G B Bell. Sgt ? Gait, Priv W H Young. Corp The* Baker. Priv E Brown. Priv C M Murphy, Priv S B Spencer, au 21?eo3t ' NE W FRENCH SILK. DYEING ESTABLISHMENT, UNDER T1IK F 'KM OF BELL & M0NS GEANDJEAN. 4 T the old established Dye Hoase, No 401 Pa iY. avenue, south side, next door to the Emerv Brownstore Building. Mons. Grand jean, a Practical French Silk Dy er, from France, pledges himself to dye la tht most brilliant manner, all the various colors, on Silks, Satins, Merinos, Mous de Lalne*. Alpacas. Ac., which cannot be surpassed in Philadelphia or New York. Also, Crape Shawls, and Silk Dresses hand someiy cleaned on the French style. Gentlemen's Coats. Pants, and Woollen Good* cleaned and dyed on the London style. IL/~Family Mourning, dved superb blacks, in 21 hours' notice. au 21? JUST RECEIVED AT JOE SHILLING ton's Periodical Depot? Memoirs of the Rev. Sydney Smith, edited bv Mrs. Austin Panama in 1S55, an account of the TanamaRai^ road, of the cities of Panama and AspinwaJ. with sketches of Life and Character on the isthmus, bv Robert Tomes Letters to the People on Health and Happiness, by Catherine E Berber. Memoirs of James Gordon Bennett, and his Times, by a Journalist The Escaped Nun Banker's Daughter, 2d vol, bv Ripnolds Rose Milton, a romance J. SHILLINGTOX'S, Odeon Building, corner Pa. av. and 4U st au 21? , COAL AND WOOD. ~ TOHE subscribers wov.ld respectfully announce X to consumer* of Coal and Wood that thev hive recently established themselves in this city as Dealers in Conl and Wood, and hopes to receive a liberal share of their pa tronage. We have now on hand a good supply of Oak and Pine Wood. A large supply Anthracite Coal of various sizes, both Red and White Aah now afloat, which will be readv for sale and delivery this week. Cumberland Coal of the best quality for family, smithing, and manufacturing pur pttBi. Orders filled promptly and satisfaction guaran tied always. CASTLEMAN A 1JRO., Corner of B and 6th sts., on the Canal au 21-2w ' ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS rIEwaRD. RANAWA Y from the estate of the late Daniel Clarke, near Upper Marlboro', Prince George's county, Md.. on Sunday, the 19th August, neero boy ANDREW lie is about 15 years of kge^a dark mulatto; about 5 feet high; has a wide mouth with good welb, and is polite when spoken to He had on when he left a cloth cap, short blue coat, and blue striped summer pants. I have rea son to suppose he will first make his way to Wash ington I will give twenty-five dollars reward for him if taken in Prince George's county; fifty if in the District, or one hundred if north of Washington In either case to be delivered to me or secured in jail, so that I get him again ODEN BOWIE, Upper Marlboro , Ptince Gtorge's countv, Vil~fit Maryland Office o? thi Commanding Orncaa, ) Washington Arsenal, August 20, lb55 J SEALED PROPOSALS will be received itthi* ^ untl1 Octol>er *th next, meridian, for building an armory in Washington city.D. C. m the public square lying between B street on the south, Canal street on the north, Seventh street on the west, and Sixth street on the east, an aDDro Prison of $30,000 having been made by Con^r?y Master builders desiring to proootte tar im* building will please call at this office to examine the drawings, specifications, and bill of work and receive any additional explanation in order to ??e up their proposals, which the/ will be eu abled to do conveniently and at leisure at this of fice . No proposals will be received but from in ex perienced and approved master builder, a, the SSSnhsM.!?abedtneJ:a"urlor ?-5S' KZ2T w n ii ;J,intnown to ,h* ??*? signed. will be expected to present satisfactory reference before the bid be accepted , m,wt * made according to the items of the bill of woik. (which have been eal curated with precision,) if the proposer find the same correct. .^n superintendent is appointed, and will be always present on the ground of build !!JS; after the work commences, in the absense of tWJtanaimndiftg Odicer, to s?e that the contract is strlctlv complied with W|| II BtXI.. Major Command in^ Washington Arsenal au 21?2awtltfwc rnTLiNn O I HC XJ S I With Entire H?w nn* I q * * P mPl th,s wa&iB?asafv Door* op?n at t and 7 p. m. Nfwmiw* half an honr afterward*. Admission Si cents. This Company la distinguished for . novelty, and variety of its entertaiUMnU, EQUESTRIAN, GYMNASTIC AMD PANTOMIMIC, Displaying the bight* order of Foreign and Domestic TaW. Among the principal Artists of this Troupe are Madame VIRGINIA SHERWOOD, Moos N1COLO A PUPILS. Mr. GEO BACHELDKfc, Mr. DAVIS RICHARDS. Mr. C. SHERWOOD, FRANK PASTOR, Ac. CLOWN. JOE PENTLAND. For particular* see bills in principal hotels At GEORGETOWN on TUESDAY. AmM 9Pth. and ALEXANDRIA on WEDNESDAY, August 29th an 10 dfltp TOURNAMENT AKD FARCY BALL _ AT TBI rACqriER w. ?. spring*. ^THE Tournament will take place an THURS X DAY. the JOth of August, and Faacy Ball oa tbe evening of (be 3lst. knight* from a distance are Invited to eatar the lists with the sons of the Old Dominion. On WEDNESDAY, the 29th instant, there will be a Stag Chase; the Venison (twosaddles) to he eaten on the day of the tournament. au 19?lw ALEX. BAKER. PLEASANT RESORT SPRING HARDENS, (FORMERLY PAVIEE'S GARDEN.) On )f Street, brtttten Seventeentk t Eighteenth. APE\ED every tlay in the week and on Hub VJ day. Nospiritou* liquors allowed, bat Cof fee. Chocolate, ice Cream, Ac., will be for sale Weber's Bra** Bund will perform every Moo day and Thursday evening, beginning at about 3 o'clock. Admittance free an ~ ~ WASHINGTON CORPORATION 6 per cent Slock for Natt by R1GGS A CO. an 90?lw STRAYED OR STOLEN last night, between 9 and 10 o'clock, from the door of the ffv . Klrkwood Ho?-.3e, a Horse and a two-sent Rockaway The horse was a large bob-taDbav. Anv person by leaving information at tbe Kirk wood House so he can be gotten will be liberally rewarded au f~ MRS. a. C. REDMOND'S NEW GAL* llery of Daguerrean Art ?Ha^ nirengaged the services of an experienced artist, is fallv prepared to take pictures equal to anv in the city, and at reasonable prices. No 290 Pa avenue, northwest corner 11th st., over Ford A Bro's Drag Store. ? tut CARRIAGE*. BIGGIES, iMrtnaktn' and Bln?-k?mith*s Teals, Laftntshed Work, and Material at Awrtisa?A CARD. The attention of the trade. and per?ons wishing to purchase new Carriage* and the public in gene ral U re*pectfullv invited to tbe sale, wbAh wttl commence onTO-MORROW (Tuesday) August 21st, at the Coa* hm tker > establishment of Ha*lup and Weeden, at the corner of 9th and C sts. The sale will commence at 10 o'clock with the Mate rial, and precisely at 1 o'clock we will sell the Carriages, which are of the best quality and finest finish. For further particulars see adverisement. The sale will be continued on Wednesday. GREEN A SCOTT, au 20?2t Auctioneers New eouu* We have just received? 1 case New York mills ohlrting Cotton I do 4-4 Bartlett steam mill* do I do 4-4 WarmaMiita mill* do I do 4-4 "Young America'" do 1 do 4-4 Prize Medal do 1 do 4-3 Howard do 2 do X Old York and Bartlett do 2 do 12-4 Hamilton cotton Sheeting I do lti-1 do do do 30 pieces Merriniac Calico, Tail styles, warranted perfectly fa.-' colors 50 pieces good style English Prints. 12# cents 1 case Dunbar. Dickson A Co.'* celebrated shirt ing Linen, warranted pure tlax. certainly tbe best Liner.? we have seen for a long time. Alss, on hand? -'RichardtohV' and "Gray's'' Shirting Linen, from 37#c to i<l per yard Our stock of Sellsta table Damask, linen Sheet ings, Napkins, pillow Linen, and Towellings is very fall at this time Housekeeper* will And it to their interest to bsy their Linen Good* from us; we keep the lar gest stock to be found in the District, and are willing to sell at a small advance on whole sale prices M pieces all wool, white Flannels, from 25 to 73 cents 100 pieces Mo?qulto Netting A full stock o/ all kinds of Fine White Goods constantly on hand MOURNING GOOD*; a complete stock of the best class alwaya on hand at low prices Superior black Silks, from SI to *2 per ydj New supply of Ladies Buck Gauntlets SI MMER GOODS of all kinds will be sold very cheap for cash, as we w:-h to make room for our fall supplies, and will ofi'er great bargains CLAGETT, NEWTON, MAY A CO au 20?3t THE BALTIMORE A OHIO RAILROAD. G TRANSPORTATION OFFICE, August IC, A NH ?Tbe late obstructions to tbe nee of the Road, at Kingwood Tunnel, having been re moved. FREIGHT of all kinds (as well ss pas senger*) In both direction*. Is now forwarded ss promptly opon the stbedcte time A continua tion of this despaU h is easnred by tbe building of a new road over the hill at Kingwood. bv which :be use of the tunnel tnav be avoided, until it la completed JOHN H. DONE, au It>?Ct Master of Transportation. RAZORS AS IS RAZORS. F.O. Wosterholm A Son's doubly carbonised IXL, Frederick Fnuqr's Tally-ho, and Wade A Butcher's chemlcalry jerfpeted Razors, and others, from 2k? cents to 93 sM. Gentleman who llkeacomfortable *have should secure one of these Razors. Also. Razor Strops. Shaving Cream. Brashes, Soap, Ac., at the Housekeeper's Furnishing Store 49t? Seventh street. G. FRANCIS. au 17? ; THE CNION ACADEMY. THE Flflh Annual Session of the I nion Acad emy ; and tbe Sixth of the Cnion Female Academy, will open on tbe tirst Monday In Sep tember. and continue41 weeks Terms as nsual Circulars at tbe !>ook*tore of R. I am ham. Esq, and at the Rugby House, corner 14th and K sts These Institution* are so orgauized and con ducted as to secure that mental and moral train ing which will best prepare the popll for the real ties of life Z RICHARDS. Prln L A. Mrs. Z. RICHARDS. Prln. U. F. A. au 17? lm CASH PAID FOR FURNITURE. PHERSONS d*-. lining housekeeping, or having I a surplus ot household effects. will find us at all times prepared u> pay them the highest cash prices for their ntui stock, or such articles as they may wish to dlspooeof We will alee ex change new furniture for old nt ?Mderate pricks Furniture neatly repaired and varnished nt the shortest notice, on reasonable terms. BONTZ A COOMBS. Furniture Warerooms Tlh at., bet. 1 and K u 17 <w au Memoirs of bennett aud his Time*. Price *1 25 Cleve Hall, bv Miss Sewell?price 91 Oar First Families? price 11 The Escaped Nun?price SI For sale bv bv E K LUNDY, lr Bridge street. Georgetown. D C au 17?tf Letters to the people on Henith and Happiness, by Catherine E Beechet in paper 37 . cloth 50c. Historvof theCouncilof Trent, from the F reach by John'McCilutock, D.D., SI Harper's Picture B<ick for tbe Nursery, by Ja cob Aobo't. 3 vols each New volume of Ha*t*r'sStory Book. SI TAI LOR A MAURY'S au 1? near 9th street ICE-lt E?It K! (CHARLES WERNER, on Pa. avenue, oppo / site Browns' Hotel, will keeo throughout .he Mtsoti. an ample supply of Petti bone > best ICE, which he will vll, on call, In any quantities, at tbe lowest possible rates. may JU?dtSop 3* JUST RECEIVED.?hemoim of JanMs don Bennett and his times. The Escaped N m; or Disclosures of Convent Life: and the ConfeHsion* of a Sister of Charity, at JDK SHII I IVi.tovi- " Odeoti au 14? JOE SHI ISLINGTON'S, " Building, cor 4* st and Pa av i ? Memoir* or jame? ??H#t?s BkN net I and hi* Times by a JouibaIIs* aw 14? FRANCA 1 A\ LOR