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SATURDAY, JANUARY 8, 1853.
Our hands took a portion of the day
for their gratification. We were willing
they should do so, and we feel certain that
our readers will overlook the reprint of the
first and fourth pages.
The Steam Boat Party.
Once upon a time a certain steamboat
was on its way, in the waters of a certain
Now the reader will please observe that
we say it was "upon a time." Not that
we would be understood as stating that the
said "certain steamboat" was "upon a
time, nor that the said " certain company "
on board of her were " upon a time." By no
mannei of means. We would have the very
intellig> at and most courteous reader to un
derstand us as implying nothing of the
kind Oh ! no; surely this matter is plain,
perfectly so, is it not ?
Well, then, we will proceed.
Once upon a time a certain steamboat
Stop a moment! We say "a certain
steamboat. Now let us not be misunder
stood, again. You will please remember
that we said she was " in the waters of a
Here we have a question to ask :?a di
rect, ^ printed, practical question. That
practical, direct, printed question is this
Do yon understand us, dear reader; (we
say " dear reader," for we already feel that
the charaoter of our paper, and your rela
tions to it, render you so;) do you under
stand us as intending to state, or rather, as
stating, that the said " certain " steamboat
was to be considered, deemed, held, patron
ized and guaranteed, as in all respects, " a
certain " one ?
STaat she would always be "certain" to
have good accomodations for passengers,
ladies, gents, children, servants, band-boxes
poodle dogs, umbrellas, parasols, etc., etc.,
etc ? Furthermore, that she would at all
times be "certain" to steam, paddle, pole,
sail and progress at the month, week, day
and hour advertised? Also, that she
would at no time be "'certain" not to go, or
run, or slide, or sink aground on any bank,
bar, snag, sunken rock, pull, wharf, house,
barn, shanty, or other unlawful and uncon
stitutional obstacle to the free navigation
of the "certain river" aforesaid ? And final
ly, and most of a 1, does the highly esteemed
peruser of this popular paper?to wit the
Evening Star?dd *an to understand us as
conveying the idea that the said "certain
steamboat" would never explode, collapse,
blow up, burst out, destroy, annihilate,
scatter, burn up, fire, blast and throw over
board all the boilers, chimneys, smoke pipes,
decks, guards, wheel houses, cabins and
flag-staffs thereunto belonging ? We agk
and mark it emphatically too,?does the
well-known reader of this now much sought
after paper, viz. The Evening Star, still and
now understand us as stating, and affirming,
and publishing to all the whole world, "and
the rest of mankind" these several specifica
tions, averments, and annunciations con
cerning the said "certain" steamboat ?
If he does, why, as Jack Bunsby would
remark to Captain Cuttle, then he does. At
least, that is our opinion; and we don't
care who knows it!
We would merely observe, however, that
we said she was "a certain steamboat;"
without, if we remember rightly, averring
or specifying anything whatever as to her
definite character for certainty, in any and
Does the reader now understand us ? We
pause for a reply!
Having, then, settled this point at least
to our mutual satisfaction, we shall proceed,
at our earliest leisure, to enlarge on the
anticipated voyage of the said "certain
steamboat," and entertain our friends the
public with as brief a description as cir
cumstances will permit of the "certain
river," in the waters of which the said
"certain steamboat" was said to be "pro
[End of Chapter I.]
The New York Post gives a good sketch
of the career of Greenough, the sculptor,
whose death, in the apparent vigor of his
days, has been recently announced.
Mr. Greenough was a man that relied upon
his own faculties, and, in one of his earliest
works, the "Sleeping Cherubs," executed
for the late Fennimere Cooper, exhibited a
remarkable degree of originality and force.
It was of this exquisite piece of sculpture
that Washington Allston wrote his well
known lines, addressed to the sculpture. It
was finished in 1829, and the next year his
Medora, a graceful female figure, was mod-1
elled for Mr. Gilmore, of Baltimore. A1
the while he was employed on busts and fig
ures of less pritension, until 1833, when
he began the Washington, ordered by the
Congress of the United States.
Mr. Greenough was nearly ten years en
gaged on this statue, which he intended to
make his master work, but which did not
receive from his countrymen that meed of
praise which he expected. A colossal figure,
almost nude, and in a sitting posture, was
a conception so opposed to the traditionary
idea of Washington, that it was hard to re
concile the public mind to the merits of the
execution in the shock given to its feelings
by th? novelty of the design. But critics
of unquestionable discernment and taste,
such as Calvert in his "Scenes and Thoughts
in Europe," have defended the choice of the
artist, and give some good reasons why he
should have made such a work as he did.
The last completed work of Mr. Green
ough was also ordered for the Government,
and is now on its way to this country from
Italy. It represents the struggle between
the advancing civilization of the white
race and the original inhabitants, in the
person of an Indian and a Hunter, who
rescues a child from the tomahawk of the
former, and is said, by those who have seen
it, to be the master-piece of its author.
Mr. Greenough, however, was never satis
fied with what he done, and immediately
on his arrival here last year, entered into a
connection with Mr. Brown, to execute a
colossal monument to Washington, to be
placed in Union Park in this city. He had
also projected a monument to his early
friend, Cooper, the plan of which, as he de
tailed it to us, not long since, Btruck us as
Mr. Greenough was a writer as well as
an artist, and had he devoted his time as
sedulously to the pen as he did to the
ehisel, would have made one of our first
literary men. A small book of his, publish
ed during the last summer, for private cir
culation, abounds in original and racy re
marks and generous sentiments. Few men
had reflected more deeply than he, on the
various questions of social and religious
concern, that interests the public, and his
views of them were always clear, candid,
and liberal. He often contributed to the
newspapers anonymously, and his contri
butions always challenged attention.
In his private life Mr. Greenough was
manly, amiable, and upright. He cherished
none of the pretty jealousies which are im
puted to artists, and though he had so long
held the position of the America Sculptor,
he delighted to speak of the merits and
growing fame of Powers, Crawford, Clevin
ger, and others, who were making names in
the same walk of art. He was so widely
informed?his habits of thought were so
exact: he had observed so much in his
travels?and had been intimate with so
many eminent men, that his conversation
was equally instructive and delightful. A
day passed in his studio, or in wandering
with him in the fields was a day to be re
membered. We think we never met him,
even casually, without getting from him
some new suggestion or some beautiful il
lustration of truth.
Mr. Greenough has left a wife and sever
al interesting children to mourn his loss, in
common with the whole country.
The New English Ministry.
The Load on i)aily News says: The most
plausible and probable list it has seen dis
poses of the principal offices as follows:
Treasury?First Lord, Marquis of Lans
Foreign?Earl of Aberdeen.
Home Office and Leader of Commons?
Lord John Russell.
Chancellor of the Exchequer?Mr. Glad
Secretary of War?Mr. Osborne.
Ireland?Lord Lieutenant, Duke of New
It seems to be generally understood that
neither Lord Grey and his immediate friends,
nor the leaders of the Manchester section
of radicals, would be included.
The Post believes the result will be the
formation of a strong conservative and lib
Your character cannot be essentially
injured except by your own acts.
Change and Small Notes.
We urge the immediate passage of Mr.
Hunter's bill on the subject of coinage, or
that of Mr. licklin, abolishing small notes.
There is no )ther way. The axe must be
laid at the ra>t of the tree. With the pre
cious metals >ouring into the country at the
rate of ten nillions of dollars a month, for
the people tc be cursed with this spurious
currency of shin-plasters is truly "most in
tolerable and not to be endured."
As things low stand there are but few
banks in the District worthy public confi
dence. The following is the most correct
list yet publiahed:*
Bank of Commerce, Georgetown; Hugh
B. Sweeney, Cashier.
Bank of the Metropolis, Washington; J.
W. Maury, President; Richard Smith, Cash
Bank of "Washington, Washington; Wil
liam Gunton, President; Jas. Adams, Cash
Patriotic Bink, Washington ; G. C. Gram
mer, President; C. Bestor, Cashier.
Exchange Bank, Washington; W. Seldon,
President; W. C. Bestor, Cashier.
A Wonderful Instrument.
During the early part of the French in
vasion of Algiers?occupation, we believe,
is a milder diplomatic term?a small party
of the French troops fell into an Arab am
buscade, and those who were not imme
diately slain or taken prisoners, were
obliged to place more trust in their heels
than in their muskets. It happened that
the regimental band was with the party,
and the musicians made a retreat with the
rest in a prestissimo movement of the most
rapid execution. The ophicleid player was,
however, embarrassed by his instrument,
and he was hesitating about carrying it
further, when, happening to cast a Parthian
glance behind, to his consternation he be
held an Arab horseman close upon him.
Further flight was uselsss; there was no
thing for it but to fight or surrender. Years
of desert slavery made a gloomy prospect;
and yet what could his side-sword avail
against the spear of his pursuer? Despe
ration is the parent of many a resource.
The lately abused ophecleid was lifted to
his shoulder, musket fashion, and the muz
zle brought to cover his foe. The Arab,
struck with panic, thought this was some
new weapon of those accursed Giaours?
some machine of death, with a mouth big
enough to sweep half his tribe into eter
nity. Not a second did he hesitate, but,
wheeling round, he galloped off at a pace
that soon took him out of what he conceived
might be the range of this grandfather of
all muskets. Had Prospero been there to
have treated him to a blast, something be
tween a volcano and a typhoon, that side of
Atlas would never have beheld him more.
Our musician made his retreat good, with a
higher opinion of the powers of his instru
ment than he ever before possessed; and
the story was the amusement of the French
army for many a day afterwards.
A Beggar's Fortune.
The following amusing extract we take
from a new work. It is not every one that
has such a wedding portion as did the beg
gar's daughter :?
" Good morrow to you, Mrs. Fogarty,"
reaching a snuff-box to offer a pinch.?
"Then good morrow, kindly, Judy,?I hope
I see you well this mornin'!" "So, Mrs.
Fogarty, you married your daughter ?" "I
did, indeed, praise be to goodness." " fftd
she get a good match ?" "Faix, thin, 'tis
herself that did. Did'nt she get blind Dar
by Driscol, on the Dyke, that makes more
money than any three beggars in Cork ?"
"I'm delighted to hear it, Mrs. Fogarty, I
assure you. That the world may wonder
at the luck they'll have! Did you give her
any fortune?" "Any fortune, is it ?" Ah,
thin, now Judy, is it after insultin' me
you'd be ? Sure you know in yer heart,
that a child o' mine was never married
without it. Did'nt I give her the best side
of Patrick street, which, if well begged, is
worth seven and sixpence a week !"
Suddenly, on Friday afternoon, MARTIIA WASH
INGTON, in the fifth year of her age, youngest
daughter of H. D. and Susan Cooper.
The friends of the family are requested to attend
her funeral, from the residence of her parents, on II
street, below Fifth, at 2 o'clock to-morrow (Sunday)
Congregational Chureh, 5th street*
Rev. George Clark, of Connecticut, is expected to
presch in this chnrch, to-morrow morning at 11
o'clock, and again in the evening at 7 o'clock. Sub
ject for the evening's discourse: The. Book of Life
Mr. Clark is an Evangelist, and as such has been in
vited to hold a series of meetings with a view of a re
vival of religion. These meetings will be continued
at 7 o'clock on every evening through the week. Not
only the congregation now worshiping in that hous e
but all others are cordially invited to attend.
Great Temperance Meeting at Tem
perance Hall. Mr. James Burns, of England, and
others, will address the meeting on Sunday night,
at 7 o'clock. All persons having petitions wUl hand
them in. Come all.
jan 7 Prs. F. Y. T. A.S.
Inauguration of the Jackson Eques
A bright clear sky, a warm, mild, and
spring-like atmosphere, and the almost en
tire absence of mud in the streets, all com
bined to render the day upon which the
eighth of January fell this year the loveliest
and most beautiful of the season. All na
ture, as it were, seemed anxious to assist
art in commemorating the deeds of the
illustrious dead?of him whom all must
acknowledge to be great, and a great party
in our country almost deify. The inaugu
ration of the equestrian statue of Jackson
upon such a day, and under such favorable
auspices, may be considered as conclusive
that heaven graciously smiles on tlie'hum
ble efforts of men to render immortal him
whose patriotism is unquestioned.
Early this morning the city was all alive,
in anticipation of the ceremonies of the day,
and different military companies were seen
marching through the Avenue to the City
Hall?the rendezvous and starting point of
At ten minutes of twelve the procession
moved from the City Hall in the order an
nounced iu the papers. The following
companies were present, and moved in the
order as named. Ringgold's U. S. Flying
Artillery from Fort McHenry, U. S. Marine
Corps, Washington Light Infantry, National
Greys, Continental Guards, Walker Sharp
shooters, German Yeagers, and Boone
The procession passed through third
street and along the avenue towards the
President's square, passing by the Presi.
dent's house where the President, several
members of the Cabinet, and Gen. Scott
joined it. The scene on the square Was
one fit for the pencil of the veteran Arthur
Stansbury?who was seen in the distance
upon an elevated stand, with pencil in
hand transferring the whole scene to paper.
The once powerful tribe of Indians
composing the " Six Nations," now resident
in Western New York, have dwindled down
from emigration and other causes until, ac
cording to the census, but 3,719 of them re
jgs^The Italian stage has been honored
by the debut of Princess Donna Maria Pic
celomini, daughter of the Prince and Cardi
nal of that name. Her relations in vain en
deavored to preven t her appearance on the
stage. The Princess prima donna declared
that " her desire to face the lights was irre
The Clarion Democrat says, " Col.
Wilson McCandless of Pennsylvania is
mentioned as the person to fill a place in
Gen. Pierce's Cabinet in case James Bu
chanan will not accept. Col. McCandless
will honorably acquit himself in anj place
in the Cabinet that the President may see
fit to call him."
The Economist says : "By recent
scientific researches on the part of Peter A.
Brown, esq., of Pennsylvania, it has been
established that the United States can out
rival the world in wool as in cotton. Thus,
Spanish sheep, yielding naturally wool 2000
to the inch, carried to England, degener
ated to 900 to the inch, and brought ta the
United States recovered to 2,100, or finer
than the original. The fact being once es
tablished that our climate and soil produce
finer wool than other countries, will give to
our manufactures inevitably the superiority
in cloths, if the manufacturer is allied in
his interest to the grower."
In Boston they sweep and clean the
streets at night, and the plan is found far
more convenient and practicable than in
day light, when the operation of the street
scavengers are liable to constant inter
ruption from passing carriages.
JEtST3 The Homoepathic College, at Cleve
land, O., has now seventy-eight students in
regular attendance. This is the most flour
ishing class which has ever attended lec.
tures at that iustitution, and is a certain
evidence of the prosperity of the college.
BLANKETS, BLANKETS, &c.
PATHS Ribbon band Blankets
15 do 12 4 very heavy Whitney do
10 do 10 4 do do do
15 do 9-4 Servants do cheap
10 do 9 4 Red Blankets do
With bed comfort*?12-4, 10-4. 9-4, 8-4, 4 5-4
Bleached sheeting*, with Brown and Bleacl**! cot
tons from G% cents up; with a large stock of goods
suitable for the teason?which we offer very cheap.
D. II. TEBBS, AOu ,
jan 8?2w no 4 south side Penn. av. bet. C 7.
Postponement.?The Ball of the
Washington Light Infantry, owing to the occupation
of Jackson Uall by the Washington Assemblies, is ne
cessarily postponed until Wednesday, the 12th instant
Those having purchased tickets will please take no
tice. [jftn 7] JOS. B. TATE, Captain.
A REWARD OF FIVE DOLLARS will be given to
the finder of a CAMEO BREASTPIN, which was
lost at the President's House on New Year s Day, by
leaving it at Col. J. O. Barrett's on 13th street between
E and F streets. jan 5?.'it
JUST RECEIVED, a large assortment of
Tucking, Side, Dressing, Riding, Fine Ivory and
other COMBS. Also, an abundance of Porte Monaies
of ?very erade and for sale, very low, at
7th street Fancy Store, second door below E.
jfcJ- A liberal discount to those who buy to sell
again. jan iiteod
4?=*These extraordinary little creatures, <?car(v t*0
feet high, are giving three entertainments daily al
Iron Hall, to wit: from 10 to 12, 3 to 5. and 7 to y.
Tickets 25 cents, Children 12}/?. They are afwist.-j
every night fey Madame Rosalie Durand, Signor An
tonio ^fovellia, Mr. Goodall, and Le Petite Ole Bull.
A better entertainment cannot be well got up at any
A lecture descriptive of the history and origin of
the AZTECS will be given every exhibition.
EDEN, EDEN! THEN THE FLOOD,
And Thunder, Storm, and Deluge :
IN ODD FELLOWS' HALL.
R. BE ALE'S new Panorama and Diorama of Crea
tionand Deluge was opened in Odd Fellows'Hgjl
on Wednesday evening, December 22d, at 7}4 o'clock.
Exhibitions every evening. and on Wednesday an J
Saturday afternoons at three 3 o'clock. Extra exhi
bitions for select parties and excursion parties.
The painting is fresh from the hands of the master
of American artists, Geo. Hielge, esq., of Philadelphia,
and is considered to be bis masterpiece. In these
days of Panoramas Dr. Beale could not expect to suc
ceed in tho nation's capital with a mere common-place
painting: but of the perfections of this work?the
buauty of Eden, the purity of the sky and the wat.r
scenery, the msjustic God-like form of Adam, tho
fascinating charms of Eve, the enchanting wiles (,f
the temptation, the stern resistance, the final fall,
and the terrible expulsion?let a Washington audience
be the judges.
Admission twenty-five cents, children half pri<v.
liberal arrangements for schools. dec 3o?
Mr. E. A. MARSHALL Sole Les^e.
Anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans.
THIS EVENING, JANUARY 8,
Will be presented tho fourth act of the
MERCHANT OF VENICE.
Shy lock Miss ELLEN BATEMAN.
Portia Miss KATE BATEMAN.
After which, the Musical Vaudeville of
WHY DON'T SUE MARRY ?
Corporal Max, with the song of Vive L'Amour.
Mr. H. BATEMAN.
NatzTeik Miss ELLEN BATEMAN.
Lisettee, with the song of" Liberty for Me."
Miss KATE BATEMAN
Dance, by MISS ANNIE WALTEK.v
To which will be added the Burlesque Tragic
in one act, entitled
Artaxomincs Miss KATE BATEMAN.
Bombastes Miss ELLEN BATEMAN
Fusbaa Mr. H. BATEMAN.
To conclude with the Drama of the
OLD GU ARD.
GRAND MILITARY AND CIVIC BALL.
rpIIE Committee of Arrangements take pleasure in
X announcing that the Annual Ball of tin WASH
INGTON LIGHT INFANTRY will take plan n
Wednesday night Jhe 12th of January.at Jacl vm II .
As it is the intention of the company to conduct Yl. i
Ball similar to those given in former years, the -u
mittee deem it proper to state that a gup]*-r will i~
furnished by a competent caterer, and every efl.rt
will be made to make it equal to any ball ever giveu
by the company.
Tickets $2, to be had at the usual places.
JOSEPH B. TATE,
JOHN F. TUCKER,
JOHN W. ME All,
JUDSON O. WAKNEK,
JAMES K. POWEKS,
J. H. MAKSOLETT1,
J. F. MITCHELL,
JAMES A. KINO,
Committee of Arrangement-.
Wm. W. S. Kerr, Tumwiim dee .'1
R. H. LASXEY,
Attorney and Coumteller-al-Law.
PRACTICES in the Court* of the Di?trict. aiJ
prosccut??s chums of every demriptjou U-i"?re tl
several Executive Department' and before C"u^re-.
43~0fftce on Louisiana avenue near i>i\tli Mr.-*-:
Embroideries i wi-h to c*n th
tention of the ladies to my rto^k ?f the nU.w
good-", which will compart) with any in the city in
style and price
Lace ana Muslin Chemisettes
Do do Collars
Do do Slee?eS
Muslin Caps and Cuffs
Cambric Chemisettes and Sieves
Do Collars and Caps
A. tate, Agent.
A new and splendid assortment of Mioirniuy
JOIIN B. WARD, keeps constantly on ban ! a
assortment of lumber, which will be sold on ?
jt.c 3^i?im 12th street nnd cans!.
WOOD AND COAL.
^PHE celebrated Dauphin coal, and a full suj | lj < f
J oak, pine, aud hickory wood.
For sale by W.STONE, on the
dec 30?Gt canal south of 7 tli st. bridge.
Dealer In Lumber und Coal.
WILL have the accounts of his customiT* r?*!y
for presentation on the lat of January, lsi'i.
H. T. PARKER,
House and Sign Painter and Glazier,
T) ES PECT FULL Yin form m hisfrknds and the pu)
XV lie generally, that he in prepare! to execru
work in his profession as punctua.ly aul at a* r
sonable rates as it can be done in Washing
Driers left at his room on Louisiana avenue, b
tween Gth and 7th sts., or at his residence ou C
str^t, rear of his room, will receive prompt hi*-n
tion. dec 14
Hastings* compound sykui* of naptiia.
A positive cure for Coughs, Colds Afditl.ois
and all diseases of the chest and lung". A xiinrle bt
tle will prove its effioary. Prepared by Dr. 0. Hay
ings, London. Price $1 per bottle. S.ld by
8. R. SYLVESTER.
Chemist and Druggist, cor. ML and II sts.
NEW AND 8PLKADID GOODS.
WRITING Desk*. Indies Work Boxes
Gentlemen's Shaving Cases
Efcht-day Clocks, a superior article
Porte Monaies. Bird Cages, Ar. rcodved and for
Pale low at the 7tli street Fancy fitore, IM hek>w E.
dec ?3?Ct A. LAMMt ?N li.
AN ARRIVAL at BROWN'S 11 >TEL.
Just received from the manufactory of Wm. L
MoCauley, of Baltimore?
One case of Patent Cork-Pole Boots
One ca.?s of Double-Sole Boots
One case Dress Boots
For sale at the Faf-hiohable Boot Store of
dec 4 J. MILLs.