Newspaper of Evening Star, June 14, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated June 14, 1855 Page 2
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evening star. i- ? ?' ?1? ? ?? ? ???* ?. ? WASHINGTON PITY: thPRSDAt AFrT>H5C09*<? ?? >? nJons 14. %y Apvtotisimktts should be handed in by 12 o'clock, M., otherwise thoy may cot appear until the next day. M. J. ficuss, Crawford street, Ports % mouth^Va., is the Star's agent for that place and Norfolk City. sriRiT or m uottauve fbzss. The Union's leador if to show the folly of apprehension on the pert of the Sooth, of for eigh ttd Catholic influence, and closes with the following tible of the native, foreign and Catholio population of the Southern State?, ?i*: Foreign. Native. R. Cath 1 Alabama 7 498 426 .514 5 200 2 1 468 162 189 1.600 3 Florid* 2 740 47,203 1,850 4. Georgia 6 452 621,672 4 250 5 Kentucky 31401 761413 24 210 6. Louisiana 67 308 255 491 37,780 7. Maryland 51 011 417 943 37,100 8 Miri~eippi.... 4 782 295.718 3.250 9 Missouri i 76 570 592,004 33 950 10 North Carolina 2 565 553 028 1.400 11 South Carolina 8 508 274 :63 6,u30 12 Tennessee .... 5.638 756 836 1.400 13 Texas 17 620 154 034 6 700 14 Virginia 22 953 894 809 7,930 394,514 5,933 308 172 740 The lutfiiigencer rays of the last news from Kurope: ?The news from F.arcpe received yesterday it interesting not ouly ?e;: the long continued monotony from the seat of war, but opening a prospect cf decisive event* The m? ft important facts in the new? frcm the Crimea are in the first place, a deplorable carnage on both sides: in the next place that toe A lie^ have gained some advantages, though at great ooet, &JT>rditg foiue prospec: of ultimately reducing Sebaa:opol?a name which wiH be beneel-jrth a? famous in history as Thermopyix; and. thirdly that the Allies have gained possesion of the Sea of Azof The new Fre'.ch General in-Chief Ptlusier, Is vind-ca'irg, by the most active and deter miu*d ro'-'px d* battatll#, the military reputa tioa he rained in Algeria Tne bloody action of iho 22J ami 2i<d ultimo was remarkable lor its obstinacy mid its carnaga. We do Lot re member that Li*tory record? any instance be f >r<5 fa pi'chcc! battle lasting wrhout cessa tion a who!- ni^bt What jen or painter can faithfully depict the horrors ol' such a war?" The Iatrllttr*nc*r"? lia+ana c.>rre>pondoni writes aa follows, vit : ' UiTiii, June 4, 1855 J. li Felix, of New York, who was con demned by the military commission " to ten yearf' imprisonment at Ceutj, wiih deten ticn," was iez t on board cf th; Spani.h vessel Auck Apolo on the 1st ins*,. It war fome disappointment, as ho had been induced to hope that be w ni l be rele*?ed here and permitted to return to New York 1: is ssid thit su:h a decision may meet, the pri'onir at Madrid L'v tha induced olemenev of tho Queen. Vie are in health. The I ni ed Mates rtenm friga'e Princeton, Commander E- ;le en erid jwrt on the 1st, and l-avcs for No.folk thb morning; has some tick, none seriously " Iho ianhedrim lae Know Nothing schemere in council in Philadelphia are ia a itcw decidedly. Litest accounts froia represent tho Southern parry ns having been fairly backcd *o the wail and fnubbel by the North. Gov. Gar diner, of Ma*iaohuj??;tA, Instead of being the defender of the constitutional right* he was represented to be beiore the Virginia election, turm out to be the right-hand man of hi* col? leajue. senator V'tilitn; who, iua;e*d ol being turned neck and cccls out of the Convention, as our talented, amiable, courteous, enter taining, ingenuous, truthful and knowing neighbor premised to have him served: proves to be the eostrcling spirit if the concern. Kenneth Kayner, of North Carolina, who wants their nomination next year for the Vioe Presidency, is ilscn's other premrnitcry, having made a fariou3 aati-Nebraska spee-b, to the dismay cf hh Southern colleagner! The la moo* pro-<!?veiy resolutions of the ina j^riry ci iheir reaolution-commutee are hooted ?t by the m-j,rity of the Convention, who favor t>iecf Wilsoa, pledging Know Noth lrgLm to ihe repeal of the fugitive slave Ian and the Nebraska bill. The most reliableao. counts rej redout '.Le South as being completely whin*,! cut ia tneir late ue&aies, and as sub miitug m h hitnerto unknown patience to being scubbtt-i by every abolition whinner in the Covention lhe concern is developing its btolition prcelivi:iee more rapidly than was anticipated by any observer. fi.ltKV.lllL, ....Prof Henry, Secretary of tie Srokh ?oni^ Irstitot'.on. had been invited to deliver the adilre,e bit ,re he New Jersey State Agri cultural S>cioiy, wbiih holds its annual exni titicn at C&c.den in September. .... II n. Wni. II. Kaghth, of Indiana, one of the lieg^nts ol the Smithsonian Institution ; n.? CI,7 AI so, Pr.f. S. Lawrence Smith, ci L u;-ville. Ky. .... At tie Dfmocratic district conve. tlon, ^ ^"bern, North -Jarolfni! the 1. a ; l.rxa ,t Kuffin was unaniaotuly le n:ib.nai?d lor ("orgies*. ....Felix, the American, condemned a* a ill bcffer at Havana, has been sen' to Centa. Cota ri Africa, to c;rve out cif term of im. j>riicLmtot. .... A le. er irom Rome stateethat the Gol den lltfe, ?b.o i tho Pope ble ses every year and presents s ,im ietc-alo sovereigns." is thi, 2 ear to t e gnen to tiic of Austria. Tl.e city rritr ol Buffalo, a colored ?aar., ?i. r-ar.ied to jiargaret O Conner, a O" *? Jay. Comment is unnecos saij. ....lae iv./^io Chy, Kansas, Pioneer ban tvminu *1 AJJcn B Ilatard. (pro tiavery lL|C?"Xir'] " b? 1 ! candida-.e for dele gate to t.?rgre ? ib, P: i:8d^paIa Fan on Monday de Pi'eiriidetcy ' 0 ^aTor ^eorS's Law for the .... Daniel V.bitiij, Rq , a n.emb?r of tbo Thl p 1<d V llie re?w?BC? sor-ln law, ThVr7^Vr.' a'eard. in Philadelphia, on thoJ ur'y b7- ^dOiiited to ccraraVr'-b'o.eniw.s rhe ?.teni Le VutrlT1' }^urr' llamiltcn, U9 n Hi til Jaiiif* W-r.e A a cer. K:ishi i 'iiSi'i he often dejenbed ' ' P?culiarilies .... Aisong ? ,e lanatica in the 1j? luru at tlka, cne wlu, haa V ? tte !<?. two j.arf propoeoe to put elliptic springs under Niaga a "to ease the waui * hen It jun p?; ? while on?.ther is busilv en ga^eJ in p* '...g 0ut the timber for * ? 3ia. tladsd horse, and a leather fryiug pan." .... in a Kentu ky prion, at the present *Ie 1 J ' an'^ notorious Dr llavne, I who waj con. ol n.Arr>iiig a number of wives, and u E an.-, formerly a mem ber oi the kwn ccky Le^i:!it-jre, aid :? prcm Xae-it poliUctancf that State Know ttersixo Sc?p* ?aio*s ?Two wig Wfcme or c< ui.cilaof Know Ncthitgs have re wuy explirftd ?n Favette county Miss The Aemphu A pi'e^! pu'-liihes a list cf withdraw thl ?? V ,Sr ,D thttt CitT So a,s? d' M the (ireaadi 'ihi "ubiquitoirt Sam" ^ppeirs to lan^uijb all om Mi.sjifippi. WASHINGTON NEWS AND GOSSIP. The Hon A C. Dodge ?It teems that thla gentleman finds malicious slanderers on the other side of the Atlantic as well m at home. A friend haa translated for the Star the fol lowing extract from the Altemaine Zntung? the gaiette of Ausburg?purporting to hare keen written to that journal by some one who went out on the steamer with General D., who had evidently obtained his original views of his character and anteceieata from some euoh unreliable source as the New York Herald: "Among the passengers on board of the Pa cific which oarried this time a rather singular company across the ocean, was also Geneial Dodge, the newly appointed American ambas sador for Spnin. in place cf Mr Soule return ed. This 'unfledged' diplomatist owes his ap pointment lees to hi? diplomatic capacities than to his exertions for the election oi Gen. Pierce as President, and to his vote in favor of the famous Nebraska bill. DuriDg the whole voyage, we behela General D dge with a Spanish grammar in hid har.d. but it whh al ways the first page which he kept op?n and studied. It appeared a? if in the Spanish language, as in diplomacy, he had not yet got fcejond the ABC. " Mr. D.^dge was formerly a genaral of the mili-ia. lie is a wealthy land owner in the woods ar.d prairies of Iowa, and seems to have hai but little intercourse wi'h the b?au monle or refined society, lli s manners, his motions his language?through all the bnckwoodtman peeps. Even his countrymen expressed their surprise and regret that the Government ut Washington should have sent a personage a.i little versed in the elite and usage dn viuiule. to a Court acsmtomcd to tuoh strict etiquette aa that of Madrid. We are so much accus tomed to rcgird the representatives of a nation as it3 most worthy sons, that we aie apt to form a very erroneous estimate of the mental culture of the Americans if we judge tbem only by aome of their representatives ubroad However, the cousin of the General, who ac companies him. anticipa e? a successful career for her cousin from hi? natural talonta; and once, when the convention turned to the mission of Gea Dodge, and the relations be tween the Union ami Cuba, she very naively observed: ' I know it is a very delicate mis .?ion; Luc my cousin will succeed in buvicg Cuba'" 6 To those who know General Dodge person ally, we need hardly Eay that these stories are false frcm begnning to end, for LLey are all aware that there is no other American whcs> manners and habits are more courteous and belter calculated to make a good impression en all really well bad persons, than Lis. 'Ihe story that he waB all the voy^go in mastering the first page of a Spanish grammer, is srfa cient stamp ail the rest detailed with it, with the brand of utter falsehood ;,as no man who, at his time of life, coal l >b!ainundmvn tain the positions in American public a?T*ira Lich he h.;a hold and now hold*, can pos^ibiy be dull of appreheu:ion. The General will, doubtless, laugh evpn moie heartily over the ridiculous figure this 3landsrer e.-sayo to make him cut, than his enemies will, for he is cer tainly aware that all his fellow citizens know this account to be false from their knowledge of him; aud that all foreigners who know aught of our Government, must be aware that no euch man as he is represented in thia?xtract to be, could possibly have hold the position*in American public affairs which he haa filled with ?o great credit to h mself, and profit to his State end country. A Garbled Publication ?Oar talented, amia ble, courteous, modest, entertaining, inganu oua, truthful and knowing neighbor, a day or two since. essi.yed to break the force of our late exposi ion of the Know Nothing candidate for collector of Washington. John & McCalla, of Ky , by publishing what purports to be an cSoial history of the settlement of hie acconn? as taker of the Fif:h Census of Kentucky With characteristic regard for the truth, how ever, our neighbor ommitied to publish a portion ef the record as it exists in the ilfi:e cf the Register of the Treasury which was certainly furnished with thit whi?h our neighbor did publish; which.had it beenspread before it3 readors, would have disproved al that our ingenu -us neighbor essayed to make good by this publication, via., that Mr. McCal. la's account as cen:u3 taker in Kentucky, was not left unclosed, as wc alleged, until 1848 Ihe portion to which we refer emb.-acos two certificates written across the ba:k of the vouchers and the Comptroller s letter upon them, in Mr. McC.'s cwn hinl writing en?l signed by himself, dated August 10th, IMS declaring that the persons in whese favor Le had drawn the drafu that hbd been charged to him, were his assisanta when engagod in taking the censo.i ot Kentucky. Ihe?je conveniently omitted certificates prove the truth of cur point that he f-tiled to close bis accounts, as the Kentucky census taker, with th* treasury, until 1848, the vouchers in qnee:ion cot having been passed to Lis credit, through his own lacbos, of course, until that time. It Eecius that Mr. Webstar (thin Secretary of State,) did not choose to place the money ?iue to bis auistanti in question in his hands, aa he did with most of the Marshals, but dir<ot?d the disbursing agent bero to bold on to it,and honor Mr. McCatla's drafts for it to tha order cf those to whom it was actually due. As it was paid out on his drafts ho was charg^i with it of course, end if he had been EG?h a man of businosa as one thou d be tu be entrusted with the munagemant of J2t?0 000 per annum on aocooni of tho city cf Waabing. ton, he would not havo beon from 1841 to lb49 in so presenting hia vouchers for it m to have his account closed. Wo have cot the leant objection, if we can find space, to explain to our talented, amiable, corte >us, entertaiu irg, ingenuouj, truthful and knowing neiga bor, miny other oircumstanoca coaneotod with Mr. McCaiia'e fin^noial transitions with the Government and with individuals on behalf of the Government, ac , including facts in volved in his management of ti e contingent fund of the Second Auditor's office?the pay ment cf its messenger's or laborer's wajes, its stationer's bill, a tax bill, ?fco., all of which will go to substantiate our position that he is by no means rj thrifty, system*?"io, and re liable iu his i>ystem of tr:i!?r.cting financial trn;te or burisera. as one ~.hould be to proper ly (ii-chnrse the duties of the post to which be has lately been fraudulently returned. Tores tailing the Karkets ?'Ihe good peo pie of the northern cities seem just now to be in a more dc:idad s'ew than ever boforc, over the practice of forestalling the markets. The papers of Doeion, New Voik, and Daltimore, are teeming v. i.h eomplainis of tho injurious ex tent to which the p;actioe is now carried. In New York, the mi Idlo mm are said to make an average of hundred per centum profit, on everything in the shape of vegetables and meats brought Into theci'y by the firmf?rt?, in person. Ma-rers have long been so arranged in the markets of that city, as that no cltiien is allowed an opportunity to purchase for the oorsumpthn of bis family direcily from tie prcducor, while the middle men combine equally to be.t down his prices, and to extort from the consumer enormous prices, after get* fi?g the prodnoe In the!? own hands. In Bo?? ion end Bel lmore, these natters are >eld to bo nearly as bad. ITcre the oase ii different, insomuch m country people are permitted to eell in and around our markets, and consumers may thus buy directly of thsm if they will. Ai high as price* are in Washington, their presence in our marke's keeps down prices in a great measure, in proportion to tho supplies though, as a general thing, the lack of neat ness in the manner in which they display their produco for sale (in comparison with tho care, to this end taken by the hucksters) induoes thousands to prefer buying from the regular dealers, though at somewhat advanced prices. It strikes us that the very best remedy for existing high prices in the Washington mar kets, will be the speedy preparation of every possible convenienoe, at nominal charges for their use, for those who selproduce grown by themselves. If tho city will thus encourage them to be neat, systematic and comfortable in their stanJs, ten to one they will speedily profit by the hint, as they o.nnot fail to make money through taking advantage of it. We are not believers in the jus ice of the ory of M fores'alling" which has been railed against the lioensed dealers in provisions in this city because there are always in our markets th >se?the country people?whose presence enables all persons to buy their supplied for family use directly from first hands, if they prefer so to do. International Exchanges. ? Preparations aro now being made at the SmUhsocian In stitution for the annual distribution of Amer ican publications to tho various eocietics and libraries in Europe and Asia with which it is in correspondence. It takes charge cf any works which may bo sent by auihori or sooie ties for these foreign institutions, and cendd them with its own publications, which furms the basis of the greatest system of internation al exchange now carried on, being more ex* tensive and regular than Mr. Yat'emare's, with which it has no conneotion. The British, German, and other Governments, admit all the Smithsonian packages free of duty and with out examination, and they are taken charge of by efficient agents in London, Paris, Leip si?, and elsewhere, ar.d re?oh their de;ti-.a ti >n without dolay. Authors of rci.ntific works have often desired a ready means of piacing their contributions to suience in the hands of European savans and learned socie ties, and the Smithsonian Institution has now perfected a system which aceomplishei oil that could be desired in this way, free of ex panse to the sender. Tho Patent Office, ]Na tional Observatory, Coast Survey, and other departments, make use of this means to send their reports abroad, and are roco.ving annu ally large and valuable donations in return This is a feature in the Smithsonian plan of operations not generally known, but one which think will commend itself to tho ap proval of ell who are interested in the honor aLd reputation of our country abroad. It oould not be carried on, howeter, were it net for the regular publication of t^e Smi lnonian Contributions to Knowledge, which form the nucleus around which all other articles sent are collected. The European S6Wi ?The news from the seat of war that reached Washington yester day forenoon, his created much excitement in political circles?foreign and domestic? in this city, giving ri*e to all conceivable spol iations with reference to the future of the war, and, in a great measure, changing the expectations of persons among us v> h > have seadily *'kept the run" of the events of the coa'eit. The stock of tho allies hasofourse ristn a hundred per centum, jet many in Wash ington, arneng whom we may class moat of the long beads, doubt the truth of much of the phase which the steamer's advices pat on the events it tells of. This henitancy in crediting the alleged extent of the advantages giinad by the allies,their importance As , ar'aes from the fact that up to this time the first aecounts cf the nominal advantagesof the aliirs have al* ways proved to have been enormously exag gerated It is evident to us tha' it will re 4?ire the effijia! report from St. Petersburg to sa'isfy thofe around U3 that matter:! in and at.rr tho Crimea have taken the turn which tbese accounts say they have taken, the Rus sian accounts up to this time having invariably proved far more correct than those of their fo;a Cultivation of tho 6ugar Cane in the E?st.?The following interesting ppper was recently addressed to the officer in chargo of the agricultural branch of the Patent Office, by th'e lion. J. Balistier, who, it will be recol lected, h is spent many years in the East as United States Consul at Singapore, and as a diplomatic agent of this Government in other far distant quarters of the globe : Washi^gto*. May 17, 1855. Sir: My attention was arrested some time ago by a newspaper paragraph, stating that one ot oar national ships had been sent to the island of Penang, in the straita of Malacca, a' the Instance ot *ome Southern sugar plant em, to procure a supply of sugar canes to be u^od as seed for their use Subsequently, the sau.? public channel gave notice of the ar rival of the chip with the desirable supply oi canes; and, finally, more recently, while in conversation with yon, 1 learned that the ef fort to introduoe that speoies cf vane had fail* ed, in consequonce of their deoay in the home ward passage. On this subject, I bag le&ve to make some remarks, wuich may not be inappfopri ately laid before you in your oflijUl situation, which I the nnre readily do, as it may deter farther attempt at bringing into our unsuit able olimate the Salangor cane, which, from personal knowledge, I know to b* almost ex. oluaively planted on the sugar estates of Province Wellesley, the only sugar fields near Penang, fo~ on the island itsilt there aro no fcuxar plantations. Province Wellesley, oloso opposite to Prince ot Wales Island, commonly called Poolo-Pe nung, Uys near the equator.'in north lati tude 5 deg. 20 mln , and east longitude 100 dr.g :$0 min The cane in question, where firot it originated, I know not, but it takes its name from the river and district of Salaogor, about one degree south and east. of Penang, in the straits oi Malacca aforesaid. This cane, whish is 'arge and heavy, ia unusually hard, ami it requires the pressure of a powerful mill to exiraet its juice, which, be it allowed, is renowned for its s&oharine properties But the ot jeetion, whijh I judge to be fa al to it in any southern region of the United States, is that as under the equator as nt Singapore, and near to it as at Province Wellersley it does not mature under sixteen to eighteen months It could-be of no u*e~ for the pu'pose of making sugar, or even syrup, in Texas or Louisiana, where tbe regular order of the serous requires the cane to bo ripe and fit for being cut to ten months at furthest from the time of planting, and before the setting in cf the frost. After many years of personal experience of cane cultivation in the western and eastern hemisphere, I am warranted in stating that of ail the varieties that b&ve fallen under my observation, I have met with none that re quire so long a time to como to maturity as the Salangor, and I am equally warranted in declaring that whoever recommended its in troduotiou into thic oountry for a useful pur pose oould not have taken into account the ?hortntts of oar hot soason, it the end of whieh, thia description of canee would be found to eontaln Juioe but very slightly sweet, and, consequently, unfitted for the use of our sugar planters But, though the Saiangor cane ia not adapt ed to the requirements of tho country for the reason above given, the same objection may not hold against another aperies of sugar cane obtainable in the same locality, vii: Province Wellersley, Malacca, and Singapore, the three principal ports in4he straits of Malacca, where it is cultivated under the name of 't'eboo'tiltor, or egg cane, becau?o of the swelling between the joints, which gives it, ac cording to the fancy of the Malays, an egg like appearanoe there?tillor, signifying egg, and 't'eboo a cane.. This species is less robust and hard than the other, and is furthermore unlike it, being yellow when ripe, smooth and gla*sy; whereas the Salangor is deep green and fu?y on the outride. The tilt or has the great advantage over the other of ripening, and being fit for catting in from ten to twelve months from the time of planting, which is considerably less than the time required by the West India, Bourbon, or Java red cane3, so muoh esteemed in the East. If not pos sessed of the great saebarino quality of the Salaagore, the lillor is nevertheless a prefix able cane, as the juice extraoted from it with a moderate pressure of the cylinders range from 9 deg. to 11 deg of Beaume'i saoharom eter; on good ground seldom falling below 10 deg., and it has the additional advantage of making returns in fivo to seven months less time than the other Now, it is to thi? variety of oane that I would beg leave to direc'the attention of those interested in introducing changes whioh natu ral degeneration in most plants renders neoes sary from time to time, and which experience teaches is as necessary to the ?ugar oane as to any other vegetable production. Tnrough our consular or priva'e agents at Singapore or Penang supplies n ight be obtained by irer ohant vessels, by transmitting directions to have cuttings laid fcorijontally on a bed of rich earth deposited to a considerable thick ness in the bottom of a c-tse ..f convenient ?ite for transportation. The case should be al lowed to remain epen for Rome days, in order to be able to observe if the cut ings, which have been slightly ooverM over with earth, throw oat fhoots, and if ascertained to be doing well then an it ch or two cf additional earth should be laid upon them, and the glased sides of the oaso should be closed and hermetically sealed to exclude the atmos phere. The c <so. go clofed, may be convoyed in perfect safety, *n a secluded part of the deck of a merchant ship, to the United States, during tho summer, care being taken not to open the ease or to bresk tho panes of glasi and thus admit tae saline air of the sea to tn?ui. While on this subject, allow me further to bring to your notice tue Chinese mode of sugar cane cultivation, which differs from ours in plaoing horizontally the cuttings in a shallow drill, tbe cuttings having been previously tied up ia bundles and put by in a shaded place at the tima of cutting down the field. The bun dles arc allowed to remain ia this manner until within about ten days of planting time whon they ar? placed upright in a saullcw pit. untied and fencod all arennd the pit with rich earth and slightly covered over with cano leaves In about one week they throw on; shoots from the sides, which, when about an itch long, indioate that they are ready for setting out in tbe drill.* afires;>id, and are then slightly covered wi-h earth By this proce.-p a whole month is gained over the ordinary i^odo of bti^king the cut tings into the ground, which usually renders about a third or a half of ?t unproductive on account of the pres"ure of the ground upon that part of it which is buried, whtriis by the Chinese process every eye is fully devpf oped and becomes productive, and, as before 8> id, n wbolo month is gainoi?a boon of no little importance in the limited seasons of our sugar producing country 1 have the honor to be, sir. your most cbc dient servant, J Bali&tieb. To the Chief of the Bureau of Agriculture. The Season ?'1 he extraordinary cool weat'-er which has marked tho current ycur, in this region, rinoe the close of the last wintor, still continues, though we are ia the middle of the fir^t month of summer. Lart night was, in the country, witliia eight mitea of Washing ton, so chilly as almost to make fires necessary to one's comfort, while the air was &s bracing j as that of a pleasant November day?though the world is prone to regard the expression (that of a November day) as ?yr.onymoas with blustering, pieroing, disagreeable weather This extraordinary state of things bids fair to irjare the corn crops, as, so far, we have hardly had a real old-fasbicned corn-growing day. The crop is coming on slowly for the want of warm sunshine, though it continues to look thrifty?that is, healthily green. It'! the preient weather continues much longer the corn in this region can hardly fail to be from a month to six weeks later than usual in ma turing. We mentioned, a week or so sinco, that the grass crop in this vicinity bade fair to be very iight. and, notwithsiandiDg the moist condition of the soil since then, the want of warm sunshine has operated to keep it from growing almost as much a3 the drought did up to the advent of the lite copious rains. The blo.-som of the clover is beginning to fade, and the timothy U heading?co there is little hope left that any change that may possibly occur will increase the souton'e yield of grass. The oats, 'oo, are heading rapidly nnd well, on re markably short s alks, however?shorter than | we ever before saw them here. Passed Midshipmen ?The following Mid shipmen have (ap to tho la'est acoounts at the department from thence) passed their exami nation before the board now in session there, aud are hereafter to tako rank as Passed Mid shipmen : Of tkt Class of 1848 ?J. S. Skerrott, E T. Spcdden E K Owen, W. T. Glassell, J. R. Still well, De G. Livingston. Of tU? Class of la4?.?B P. Loyall, C. II Cushman, 0. F. Stanton, W. 11 Cheever, II A. Adams, B. B. Taylor, W. H. Ward, J. W Dunnington, II. M. Garland, Jessoe Taylor. Jr., J. G. Maxwell, Henry Erben, F. E. Shep pord, T. P. Felot, E P. McCrea. The Pictnro Gallery ?The Picture gallery of tbe Smithsonian Institution, consists prin oipally of the large and valuable oolleo.ion of Mr. Stanley, whioh is the m wtoomplete and faithfal reprosontatica of oar North American Indians now in existence. Thera fa also a large painting by Joseph Wall, Esq., cf Pe tersburg, Virginia, a copy of the celebrated painting by Ruysdael, ?'La fcoret." This is| for sale; and we learn that the use of the room in the Institution is furnished freely to any artists who may wish to exnibit their works of I art, for the purpoie of bringing them before the public. The Hon. R. M. McLano.? Yesterday, the President is understood to have formally ac cepted Mr. R. M. McLano's resignation as I United States Commissioner to China, which was tendered in April last All tho questions bearing on American rights in iseue in China were settled by him ere his return froai that oountry, and we bear that tho British com mercial residents in China petitioned the au thorities of their own Government in thai quartor to procure the settlement of their quostiona in issue in that quarter, on tho terms secured for the Americans by Mr. McL It seems to be generallyunderstood in Washing ton that Dr. Parker will remain at the hesd of the Legation there, during the remaining Urm of Ihe p.-Menl Administration, u he li certainly ai wall qualified far the pealtion a< ?ny American ponlMy can be. * ? Removals and Appointments.? ?1. A. Boat loj, ot Ohio, h&a bNo appointed to a first claw lSl.500 per annum) olerkthip in the bureau of the Second Comp'roller of the Treasury Lemuel II. Henry has been appointed door keeper at the main entrance cf the Treasury building, in plaoe of Richard Carter, removed Tliomaa J. Luxon has been appointed a watchman in the building ooenpied by tb? Fifth Auditor of the Treasury, in place ol Philip Harbin, removed. Gen. Jo Wright, of Indiana, is in Washing ton. and looks in capital hea'th. He is bury attending to the interest of bis State in con nection with the quota of arms from the gov ernment, her swamp lands, and the thiwe pei oentum fends. He stops at Brown's. Appointed and Removed.?T M Ezbrey, of Va., to he a firat class clerk in the Sixth Auditor's office, vie* E. W. Farley, at $1,200 per annam. The Current ^perntioas of the Treasury Department.?On yesterday the 13?h of June there were of Trewu'y Warrants entered on the books of the Denartmen^? For the Treasury Department.... $12,8.TS-4.3 For the Interior Department.. ..... 41 820 12 For the Customs 39 288 26 War warrants received and en r ^T1 353,056 03 Interior repay warrants received and entored 20 523 58 ?or covering into the Trearury from miscellaneous sources...* 45 64 For covering into the Treasury from Lands 498.424 38 Rc!T!?i!?g Away wrrn Another Woyas's D C6B AND?ENCoritTBR WITH TBK PaBAMOI H. (>a baturdav evening the residents in the vicinity tf Ninth and Morgan streets were aQorded an opportunity of seeing what an in tunated wife can bo capable A lady and gentleman, both of very respectable appear ance, wero observed, between eiRht and nine 0 clock, conversing together under a treo in Morgan stree;, above Ninth, when another lady, are set in d*ep nourning, eamo quietly upon the ground, and seising hold or lady ISO. 1 puinmeled her rao?-. essentially. Tho gentleman stood n^hap: while this operation was being performed, and made no effort what ever to interfero After the feathers had flown for some time, lady No 2 gave the head nf lady No 1 several hard buiijpa against a fcnce near by, sa> ing " Thar?, t ?kn that! ruH away with iny hu<-b?nd, will you? I've been suspioiouj of this for a long time, and now 1 ve caught you!" The icdy in Mack tier "??*dth? r.rrc of the gentleman and ma cbed h:m off the gr-tir.i ?t i, not jn our Inwer to state wha 1 rook place after the pair rmebed home The iady who had been go roughly hitc.ed made the leit of her way eff as soon as sho wag at liberty to do sa.?Phil. Bulletin Thb ViRGiKiAPotsoHiso C/.'c ?The recent poisoning c f a weddirg party in Scott county gays the Abingdon Virginian, was not an ac cidnntal circumptanoe. but designed A mu latto man belonging to Mr Kane, and a white man and his wife and daughter residing in the neighborhood, are ruspected of having coram; ? ted the deed. Tha persona who were poisoned uave all recovered cxcept Mr. Bishop ?h^S9 death bas been heretofore announced.'' Birds ?White partridges, with black heads, have been lately shot in the neighborhood of Baton lt^uge. La. . T"E OF TIir~K\K( U Committee o: the | ,te Regimental Hall are rrf;ue?t"d to be punctual in th? ir artmd anre at n.utV on HtlbAY LVtMXQn. it at Ho clock, '.ornparues have mad- no re turns wi?l p| af e b. ready to do so at that time je 14 ---t UK< M KKV .MKK rknata, in wdrr t?> c:ve time forrecreati n i.. the clerks 111 ih. n .-i,ip:oy, tlu.n,* the warmth of me ? ummer month.*., h<r*bv 10 close their re speouve stores at eifht o'clock p. in, (8fctu-.'a evening excepted,) from tl,w date until the |jr?t day ofskpunt'er i.? it * GEO. & THOS PARKER L CO . SAMUEL BACON & CO., MURK * Y It Si' \1 MLS. HAMILTOv at LEAUL B. F MorSelL, HARBOUR fc SLMMES. E. E. W ITEkCO, KO II A? L, SULK ELL RROTTIERS. PERKY K UOiViE, MIDl?LETON !i REALL, JLoSL R WILSON. Washington, June 11,1&>5-2iv P*? R SON A li ? Information wan'eo ct Tbom a? Bndppmant, a nittcr by trad?>. who le-t Aioany, N Y., on or about th. 1st of January la^t, for Washington city, in s.arcli of empiovm-n'. Any p- roon knowinr i i v.hff. &tMuts will confer a pre-at favor upon his swter. Mary A,:n Kri:lcemant, ailiire>'?inc h??r at the Star office. jo 14_:jc IOST?On W. dr^^ay, June 13th. at thesi. pn.. i h at wharf ;it th?- ti>.?t ot llth -tr. et a l:i Ai'k' LEATHER THI N K, wijh a smalllu!V if .^on each cod, an.l lx?un t across the top with dfiil bo rope. Th* Icailu-r on th- top of ? iifls buried hv iM-ins wet_wnh rain, iraviig a Mrr.M p ac of naked wood. The hnoer will be 'iVrrailv reward d b> leaving it at I*,**}'* Livery liable. 7th street, be tween II and I a.oets, lor?LIZ\ ARTiS jt 14?3f 1L?1VK DOLLARS ItfcWA ttD.?Strayed * or stolen from the corner of 19:b and UTTWif G atrecta, on th*-a6;h ultimo a Mi.all ilarllyflrFT bri die < <?w, witb crunipi? d ho>mi, ?rbi;utl^aujr nurks <*!???? N?'ek pp? ars to have b -en cu . and tiair rubbed off; *ara slit. The ab -ve reward wil! be pai.l on the tetarn o. the said Cow. Je 14-3t* WAICUK.-, ~ JEW CLE V. M W rii Tfc DD? S'LI ERJTJIRE, dr. M. W. GAL I & HRO. are constantly receiving larite invoices ol the above, and offer every article in iheir line, at tile lowtbt rote* . GOLD ANIJ SILVER WORK of every deecriiv uon, made io ord'-r, such ns TESTl v?ON'I Al S VERYTK r^^tni'nMe ^IL vfcK I L \ SET8, LINNE.l SERVICES, kc orat'e CI?UH n'8 1,1 eviry ^tyl** however eiab ARMS, CRESTS, MOTTOES, kc. cut on stone w galt ai bro., S** l'a. av., between BUi and 10th sis je 14?tr For bale cheap--a yoijxg, gentle familyHorse, a fan tmt-er, pace* under Hie siiofle. Address K. O. MARSHALL, Theological S. niicary F.,st office, Fa:rfax coumy, VirBinia, and the horse will be brought for iuspect.on. je 14?It* 'll ) (100 8K<iAHS, ?f various bra.*,, pau t/v'.V/l/U prime, wil> be .-old low to close con slgnment. HALL * HENN1KG, je " ^ ? 10 Sev-nth ft. LIME. OF the best quality, of purely uood burnt, can h id In ??yqa??liiy, at a:i Uinw, at a reduced price, from toELLY'S t'atent Kiln, corner of Vir ginia avenue and Canal street Island. je 14?4l* JUST RICE YED AT MADAME FjELARLTE'S, a beautiful assort . ment of new Moire Antique and Ga.;*e In in mmgi for dresses, Bouiist Ribands, French Eni broideries aue Laces. Also, Dr. ss ?!atS fiue Flow :'?r'vu.ri; l-v ,)f Ptraw Bonnets, fresh lertuine i> , c^t.. A l.trite aasorun. nt of Stampod li |ln?i'tUe ** ,of'tnl'< Dresses Chemi?eu, Rand .K ,M' " w'"t h (0W'"f to the freat quantity sold) the price In - been reduced. n*3.8 Pa av ' bt 1 l2,h a,,d ^ h sts. Madam- D folicii" a continuance of th" literal patron-igo erunded her by the ladies and for which stie returns her most sincere thanks je 14 ? 3i* D ?Strayed from the subscribe uhV. . Ui" a;'L ^ tUck Horse He has one h! .h!. . n ' a. Wh"e kn,,t "n ,,is ba<,,t. cau^d b> the saddle, and a white *pot in his for. he d Anx ?*"e 'e,"rnir,ff ,h?' wid h- r?e io F. S BUTLER'S V\? od Yard, corner 7th and B eta , on the Canal, O' eiving information so that lean get hiru will receive the above reward je is_3!? ^ Froiu me eoinmon surronnrtinp O '?ie Washington Mr-nnmenr, nbnut two^Qliki weeks since, a re J spotted CO W, with a |73F white back and belly, two white and iwohUl red feet, white face and rbarp horns. aTuS? reward will be p id if returned to tbe owner < n the sooth side of E gtreet, three doors ea?t o| Hi'xil, street. No. 4? 3. jel3 3t* FOR.l,r#f?,*1,k% Hair?Excelsior Po made, h;?hly p?rtmned and prepared ?!inre?iw Tor beautifying the hair, can be had at 4?4 ftoventh Ti^t . lammosd. GRaMD XOOSLTeHr EXWP8I0V AID pic sic or TEC MARION RIFLES, AT TBt ' WHITE HOUSE PAVILION, Ob TCKSOAT, Jnac 19th, ISIS. C mpauy takefmt plans. ?- XiiSMBLvrein anronccinp to their an men u* friends and the public generally that they li ve chartered the Steamer GK? >RGE WASHING TON, and will give a pra:.d Excursion and Pic Nic c.i the 19 h June, 1K35. The Company a!-*o pledge themselves that no p uns, opense, or labor shall lie spared tbetr P 'ft to jive satisfaction to those woo n.ay honor .liem wr.h th-ir cmnany The very b st Cotillon Music baa been ruafrd for the <.rra?lua. (&- Re'r?-ehments and sapper will be furnished by an experienced caterer. f Onuubawn will be at the Wharf on tb# ar n/al of the toat, tn corvey pa--*engcrs to the Navy \ ?rd and t?e rp-ioan for 45 certs; to other parts oi i?l? City 1*# cents. , Tickets UNII l>OLLAR-a!mt:t ng , gentleman aTtd ladies, to be had of an-, men.ber >f the Compa ny and at the wharf on the day oi the e*carsio? The boat will leave Georgetown at 1 ? Wm-hinr tun at 8; Navy Ynrd at 2*, ai.d Alexandria at 3 o'clock p m. CoTrrriUre of Jtrranecmn ??. Sgt J L Foxw? II, Lt p Evms, Priv Brni Howard, P-iv M Reefer, Tb'os r.aker, Q Mr H Morgan, S t Spencr, Priv Geo Bell, W D Turner, Tbos Thompson. je 13-d Da. L. B. WRIGHT'S U3FAILI5G "SCROFULOUS ASTIDOTI," For the Prrmantit Cure <?f COySTMPTfOV and all o'ka form, of SCROFULOUS DISc'~*t KS. rJ"HIS Medicine h prepared bv an eainfU j hysi i cian ?if eighteen >ears practice in N< w Vork c:?y, during winch tune he has coroiantJy i-s*d it With the ni??t unbounded succcaa, and c rente' t a reputation in private practice, unequalled ia the hi awry of medicine. It act# immediately upon tba tj ood, cleansing it from all scrofulous buicor* or ini purities, renovating and. bv its n ag e powers, 1N ViGOKATING I HE WHOLE SYSTEM, iu pmf of w <ich, bunired* of respectable w: toe mm iroui ti.e doctor's private practice have given Ir their te*. tvi?.ny, and entreat ttvwe r-nfT^nng froio any ?erat? lo'i- aOcction, to call ?;*>? tf*m a d sa*Lt/y your ?ti rc?. A Treatise on Perofalous dit-er se? eta be h?d rat is at PRINCIPAL DEPOT. 409 Brotoway, l ltd at Stores feneraliy. CHARLE-* STOTT k CO.. Agents (or Washington. DW. L. B. WRFCHT'g TASTELFSS "I.IQUID CATHARTIC," OK. FAMILY PHYTIC. i? the REST CHE APEHT.and MOST EP \ FlClENT G\THAUTIC EVER OF FLKtD 'id THE PUBLIC. It is TASTELESS, (thereby avoiding the* ?-a tir j ? ffnet of Pills, Oil. Senna, fcc.,) ?r-l p;odncing P I |rr.,,itit- or other painful effect Ui lii.e ?ll o*h e. purtza'ivtte, it ienrehe? to the bottom of the di? e.-i", tho-uugh'y cleanse? t!i? tiomacb, ai.d leaves tho bowels eutin-ly free from cwiveneM. NO FAMILY };U0tTLD BE WITHOUT FT. Chi'dren drir.k !t readilv and wi'hr ot forcmc, and *0 MEDICINE IS MORE HIGHLY RECO* VFNPP.Ii by the VEOICAL FACULTY Give it a trisl and tli-n j!>dge for * <mrselves. It can be bad u hole?ale and reia-| at E H FTA ^.LFR S. CO'S. P.altimore. orCHABLES STOTT & CO , W:i; hincton D C. DP. WRIGHT'S PRINCIPAL DEPOT, 409 Brrr.lwsj, wht re the doctor 1 an he con-uJted dai'y on diM-a^-s g'ncra-ly, irom 12 t) 2 p. m . withr ut ciiarge. je 13-*m ^TrilEATON'S ELEMENTS OF INTF.RNA f > tmnal Law. n? w edition Adams' Lqittty, new editi ?n. with American note Je 5 FRANCK TAYLOR. PHILADELPHIA LAGEB BEER DEPOT," 381 Pa. ateni.e, briwten 4X nrU 6th Ut. WE have it ai: timecthe be-t PHILALEI PHIA L M.Eii liEKU on hand eud offer it now for p.ile for <3 per kfc, and in quart bottiea for $1 50 per dojien We set* J th?. beer free of c* tt to all parta of tbe city *?- Many physicians h:ive recommended this u<*r .is one of the best letuedies for weak sioaitcha. ic 13 ?lni? rj'KE HIGHEST R^TES WILL BE ."AID FOR 1 LAND W AKUAN1S bv GE? 1 T. MAS^EY, No. 4X8 Thir eenth street. AI?o, n fine IIorw for saie very low. je !2?Ht* THE PROTESTANT CIIURCUMiN, ekitep ? v the REV STEPHEN 11 LVNG, D. D.. REV. II AFf TIION D l?, REV. E II CASPIELD I A a larg. weekly religious ne?npa|?er, pcbJiahoi ai .>2 50 a year, In advance. Ti:e s'>o?e limed cl-rc>in>n have recently be come editor- of the "Protetsa'it Clerg>man," and, with ilie aid of many fi-iutfcuifhed wri'ers of the Protectant Episcopal Chnrch, willchuse this period ical to take a first pi ic? in the rank ol Religious Newspapers Frost the Pro'feefus u We fully bHieve that, with our will known ehurrh principles, our frarten mnintenance of tbo?? principles, we may ap|?eai to Evanffelical Church men uith b Idnes*. for support in tbta our opeainf address " t'ul^cription received hv the Agents. GRAY & BM.I.ANTVNE, je 12-Ut 498 Seventh si eet. MOSAICS! MOSAICS!! II. .-IC-'KP.Bi, Jtwrlltr, So 330 Pa, avinnt, n .\r? i? ceived this day, direct, the largest assort meat of magnificent Koman and Florentine M '- A 11' JEWELRY, which has ever been offered in this city. I'be pit ferns i,re of the vpry latest rtjles. The lot, hi in j rather Uree for the advanced sea son, will he sold at ex'r< me|y low prices. Magnificent s. t? of Pies and Ear Ring-, from up to M). Admirers ot ibis style of Jeweiry are in vited to examine ibis assortment. je 11 ~\f 11GINiA PAY AND MUSTER ROLLS OF \ Mi! 11a entiiled to Land <*< ui.ty undei tbe act oI t'ot ar as, ri-pt.K, 1&50 Bcver' y's Pistrry of Virginia kutfin < Aiiticu'tural E-Ka)s '1 an*ar 1 iocs of the Virgina Sute Agncu'.lOi?I i> ciny, vol l R trk' on the Virginia trpiings %l<iooraian on do Fiet? W r's 8iU'*y on Slavery F la vet's Works, 1 v?>l Cumming'. Mimir Work*. 3d cerios Sehintti's Manual of Ancient History Kwwttt's Hi-tnry of Prie. tcrart Lc Cure via jque, or Social and Religious UMojnt in Fiance Wcnian 111 the Ntnetceulb Ccntitrv, bv Mvcnrct Fuller Osml FRANCK TAYLOR, jell-tf PK' NIC B \SK ETS ?Just ?u> i.e a variety of lie Nic, Traveling, Card, Office, Work, School aud Toy lia.-ket* Al-o. a lot of Fresh Perfumery, from Apoih f, 8c. Harrison nod Jules Hanel, Phila<le!phia. Combe, Brushes, Fans, Pla\mg and Visiting Cards, Card Cases, Port#- Monnuies, Jet Goo s, Pook< t Cutlery, Cages, Mu.-ir. Musical lusrrumeiit:, S ancueiy, JO tN F. ELLIS, 30 A Pa. a v., bet. 0th and l"lh sli. Je 8 - tf 1ANCY GOODS. PERFUMERY, kc. AT Ill'Tt HINSCN &. MUNHO'S can befejrd a t' eat variety of Fam-y Go^ds, such *s Csl>a? Work L?>x^s, Traveling Cases, Fan-. P<.rte Vou aaies, Card Cases, Writing Detks. Gold pens and Pencils. Pocket Knives, Scissors, Karzrs, Shaving Cases, Shav-rg Crer.ra, Combs and BruatH'S 111 treat variety. Perfumes, Luhlu's, Piv> r?, HamsonV, and oilier choice extracts, all warranted genuine. Po mades, Lyon's Kathainin, Bairy's Trick.peroos, fcc. Also. Gloves, lloctery, Haedkerch efs,<s, rMT, l.'il.bous, French Flow. Bonn* is, itnd Miliintrv Go: ds generally, to which tbe alten tion u' the ladies in particularly tavited. HUTCHINSON k Ml'NRO, 310 Pa. &v?nue, bet. 9J> and I0:h sta ??6t f IA > OS Ilia haVe Iss-n in use for a few months Ibr sale uion ve^ chem> and rea sonable terms 300 Pa. avenue, bet. #ih and 10th sts. je8-tf SCnUTTLR A KAHLERT, ARTISTS,, n corcfrre, ar?^ tvety dt rritHon of OK'tAKlUMTAL. PAINTllO. Orders left with Baldwin an I Venning, Atchi teets; will be promi tly attended to. je 8 - d 1 -li* ~STEAMBOATS CONNECTING With each train of Can arrif ,ir g in Washington or Alexan dria- I m- ??r. aniers THOMAS I'OLLYER" GEORGE WA-UINOTON will make the abovs conneeuona, levin: Washington at C a. m for U" Orange and Alexandria cars, and connect with' * #ame train on their *irival. Meals furnished on the beau. The Boats connoet with all the tratna fWim Bal SAM'L GEDNEY, Capt. may 17?d ALL UTRAtCkRS vi&iUng the Citv should aee Hunter's Ca'.alogjK I of the CwiOfities of the Patent Office. Also, W Descrip i<>n of Pt well's Great Picture. HUNTER is to l>e seen at 450 Ninth street, may bi? Urn* l

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