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N. E. CORNER OF SECOND street AND PENNSYLVANIA
AVENUE, 0P008ITE THE DEPOT,
Bt CHAkLl.8 W f'i'ATOJV'
Terms of the Daily National Whig.-To sub
mte?& AND A QUARTER CENlS PER,
WEEK, payable to the CARRIER, to wh<m alone
they are lesponsifc. \ \
When sent by mail tke terms are |4 lorltwelve
months, f2 for six months, |l fo< three montlb.
The Weeki.t Nation^. W.mu, Two Dollars per
annum, invariably in advalWe.
T M. MIL BURN desires to inforli hi*
, friends and the public re-,
moved his Furniture Store to the J-jiSi Slur* Or
SEVEJfTH STREET, immediately opp<jute to
Messrs. Gales k Seaton's Printing Office, wlfcre he
has three large Rooms, besides a large Cellar ^there
fore he will be able, at all times, to keep a iood jwpply
of new and second \mi\A,HOUSEHOLD I' I
TUREy such as 8ideboards, Bureaus, Solas, Feather
Beds, Bedsteads, Mattrasses, hair and shuck, a| well
as nearly every important article in this line. He has
on hand at tliistime a considerable lot of FEJlTriEH
BEDS and about sixty STOVES, and being Jeter
mined to sell goods low for cash or negotiable PP?1)
he feels assured that persons who need kockIi dr the
kind will find it to their interest to give luiu 1 call be
fore they purchase elsew here.
DOOM TO LET. A spacious room, ele
JY gantly uaporcd, on the second floor of tbu front
house of the Fountain Buildings, accesn iron the
Avenue, will be let to any singl^entleman l. r an of
fice or bed room. It has a, coal radiator in it, aqd a
large closet, and looks out on 2d street. It wculj be
a very desirable room for a member of Congress. Ap
ply at this office. '
OTICB to Owners of R*?al Estate. The
subscribers keep a Register in their <knrml
ncy Office, in which all persons haying Rwl Ins
tate for sale or rent, have the privilege, without charge,
of entering a description of tneir property, Iree tot lie
xn?pect#!S> ol such as desire to purchase or lent, and
only in the event of being employed .is agents in any
negotiation in relation thereto, will a commission be
charged. Non-residents as well as citizens may find
this a convenience, also, as a general Intelligence or
We have now for sale several house, and lota, and
a large tract of land in Fauquier county, Va.
Office on 14th street, opposite the N. E. corner ol
'at uller's Hotel.
JOHN H SMITH.
"\ifi95ES Holohan, solicit thr patronage of
IVL Akir friends and the public generally, in the
Sullinevy business, on Seventh street, between t* and
H, where they are prepared to execute ull orders in
the neatest manner and on the most reasonable terms.
W. STEWART, GROCER, corner of
? Twelfth and H sts., keeps constantly on hand
a complete stock of the best Groceries whic.li the mar
ket affords and sells on the most reasonable terms.
He excludes all ardent and vinous spirits hsM
hu-adelphia and Havana Segar, lobii^H
and Snuft Store, north side of Pennsylvania aW
nue, between 3d street and Railroad Depot, where
can always be found a line assortment ol imported and
domestic Segars, .Morgan's and Thomas' and all other
of the best Virginia brands of Tobacco. Iiemuth,
Garret's, Foulard's and Woodward's fine Snuffs ?
They can be soldw olesaleand retail at Philadelphia
prices, far cash. .
oseph H. Daniel,, Merchant Tailor, Penn
sylvania Avenue, 4 doors west ol Brown s Hotel,
is fully prepared to execute in the neatest and most
fashionable style, any business in his line, nov i<> ly
Edward Scheel, Professor of Music, re
spectfully announces to the citizens of V> asning
ton, that he still continues to give lessons upon the
. Piano and in Vocal music. Orders may at any time
be left at Mr. Fischer's Music Store, or with Mr.
Hilbus, and at his residence, 13th street, between H
and I'. Terms moderate. t
CARD.?The undersigned begs leave to ten
der his thanks to the citizens of this com
munity for the liberal patronage which they have
* bestowed trjw*Mm iurinf tV? tt sr.? ?J
respectfully informs them tliat he still continues
the Auction and Commission business at Concert
Hall, near Brown's hotel, where he will promptly
and with dispatch discharge all business
line, to the satisfaction of any and all persdtw^o
may favor him with it. '
He would also inform those who are in arrears
with him to call and settle their accounts as soon
as-possible, the needful, being at all limes accepta
ble, and at this time peculiarly
Auction and Commission Merchant
?hahies W. Heyoon, dealer in tine Gold
and Silver WATCHES, Jewelry, Fancy Goods,
&c. between Four-and-a-hali and Sixth street-, Penn
svlvania avenue, Washington city, 1). C.
Fine Watches carefully repaired, tec.
rf?iioMAS B. Griffin keeps always on hand
I a large and general assortment ol ladies and gen
tUmen's BOOTS AND SHOES of all kinds Also,
misses, boys, and children's boots and shoes, next door
to Messrs Walter Harper 5c Co's Dry Goods Store,
Pennsylvania avenue, between Ninth and 1 enth sts.,
Washington city, D. C.
By A. GUEEN, Auctioneer.
VALUABLE BRICK HOCSE and LOT at
' Auction.?On Monday, the 9th of November,
I shall sell, on the premises, at 4 o'clock P. M., 1lot
6, in reservation 11, with the improvements, which
are a fine brick House, Carriage House, and Stable.
The contains 6,480 squara feet. The property is
handsomely situated on B sireet, between 2d and 3d
streets, in the vicinity of Gadsby'a Hotel. The house
contains ten rooms, very convenient, and well built,
and in the yard there is an abundance of tine fruit,
such as pears, peaches, plums, grapes, Ac. Terms
at aale. A GREEN, Auctioneer.
rrt*The above sale is postponed until turther no
tic^7 A GKEEN, Auctioneer.
A^~NX>kMW X JOYCE, Horse Shoeing und
Smithing Establishment, successor to John
bj, oorner of 14th and E streets, near Fuller's
Hotel. Thankful for the patronage he has receiv
ed from a liberal public, he solicits a continuance
of the same. ?
T Robinson BiTto., Auctioneers and. Com
. I . mission Merchants, Louisiana Avenue, opposite
Bank of Washington. Regular sale days (opposite
Centie market) Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
All sales of Real Estate, Furniture and personal pro-1
perty attended toon the most reasonable terms. _
Grken, Auction and Commission Mer
chant, Concert Hall, over Todd's Hat store,
near Brown's Hotel, Pennsylvania Avenye. A con
stant supply of Furniture on hand, which will be sold
low, and out door sales attended to, and prompt n?.
turns made Always ready to receive consignments.
Ar Sale. All kinds of Confectionary are J
'7 manufactured by H. Barnes, corner of 9th and 11
streets, Northern Liberties, as cheap and as good as at
any establishment in this city.
M. Those who wish to purchase at wholesale, will
findit greatly to their advantage to call and examiQp
for themselves, as I am determined to sell cheap tor
cash. H. BAHIVKS.
m. NOELL, Venitian Blind Maker, south
side Pennsylvania Avenue, between 9th and
10th streets. Blinds of all siies and colors, furnished
to order. Old blinds retrimmcd and pajnted.
CPPfNQ, LEECHING. AND BLEEDING. A large
supply of best Sweedisli Leeches always on hand,
to be applied or for sale by .
dec 1?6m SAM'L. DEVAUGHN, 9th st
DiiutMiii homans, Auctioneer and Commis
?j sion merchant, between 10th and 11th streets,
fronting Pennsylvania Avenue. Sales of R?al Lstate,
Furniture and personal property, attended to at any
place within the city. ' .
Furniture, new and second hand, daily re
ceived* Kor sale on reasonable t^nns by
between 10 and 11th streets.
WASHINGTON,D.l\, WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL.7, 1847
PRICK ONE CENT,
TTomceopathy. Dr. Jonas Green, (late o!_
XX Philadelphia,) tenders his professional service*
to the citizons ot' Washington and its vicinity, ata
practitioner ot the Homoeopathic system ot medicine.
His residence is on C street near '1 hird.
HT^'HHObPT'"Engraver in general?
, Pennsylvania Avenue, next door to Houian's
Auction Rooms, between 10th and 11th sts.
N. B ?A SECOND-HAND STEAM BOILER
for sale, weighing about eighteen hundred pounds.
NATIONAL PUBLISHING COMPANY.
PUBLISHED THIS DAY : The Criminal
Ahiize*, a Romance of the Poor. This is .one
ot the most thrilling and painfully interesting stories
ever published in America. Price 124 cts. Neuro
pathy, by Dr. Hollick. 25 els.
Outlines of Anatomy for popular use, containing
an illustrative plate, showing the whole huraun or
ganization. By Dr. Hollick. Price $1 25.
Plumbcotype Portiaits of Rev. Orville Dewey, D.
D ; Rev. H. B. Coakery ; Right Rev. Bishop White;
Rev. J. Breckenridge, D. D.; Col. W. W. Sen tori,
Mayor of Washington ; Col. J. G. Davies, Mayor ol
Baltimoie; W. C. Bouck, Ex-Governor of New
York; F. R. Shunk, Govc.nor of Pennsytvuniu;
Leslie Coombs; Lieut. Col. W. H. Watson; Gen.
Tench Tilghman; Alderman John Binns, of Phila
delphia; Professor J. J. Mapes, of New York; air
Kichard Packenbom, Briii>h Minister; Hon. Louis
Mi Lane. Price "5 cents uach.
The Daily National Plumbeotype Portruit Gallery
containing correct likenesses of distinguished Amer
icans. 313 portraits are furnished to subscriliei s for
the low price of ^>15 per annum. jan 23?d
Dll. WOOD'S SABSAPARiLLA AND
WILD CHEKRY BITTERS.
For tlif\ Permanent Removal of all such Dis
eases us take their rise in an Impure Blood,
Impaired Digestion, Morbid slate oj
tin Liver and Stomach, Weakness ^
of the JYervous System, and a
disordered /Habit\ of
A THREEFOLD VIRTUE.?By promoting
circulation, strengthening the system and
facilitating digestion, Dr. Wood's Sarsaparilla and
K'ild Cherry Bitters will restore the most conhrm
Linvalid to health. Where either these effects
? necessary to the restoration, the " Bitters
ill be found to possess every quality desired.
They huve been used already with the greatest
success, tp many obstinate cases of impurity ol the
blood, rWhms irritation, Dyspepsia, low spirits,
ScrofuiaTfftlpitation of the heart, chronic head
ache and JUieuuiatism. They are indeed a happy
combination oC powerful, yet safe and salutar)
vegetable remedies, of a sterling and unimpeach
able reputation. They have won their popularity
solely by their intrinsic merits, and that they have
been successful^ numerous certificates in the
hands of the proprietor, and the greatly increasing
sales fully attest. Those desirous of an agreeable
yet efficient tonic or alternative medicine, need
seek no further, for in this preparation they will
find all that is desired.
Sold Wholesale and Retail by Wtatt & Kf.tch
am 121 Fulton Sreet, N. Y. CHARLL5} STOTT,
Washington, and by Druggists generally through
our the U. S. Price $1. Large bottles.
W TRIUMPHANT SUCCESS.
STi0N'?rrrzTT-7i V fcto. t-eaiwnher tbw. H U
n son's Coiupouud Syrup of Tar and
Wood Naphtha, which is daily effecting such
remarkable cures in pulmonary consumption,
asthma, bronchitis, spitting blood, pain in the side
and breast, sore throat,-hoarseness, palpitation of
the heart, whooping cough, croup, nervous tre
mors, hives, liver complaint, diseased kidneys,
&.C' . .
Therefore beware of all spurious mixtures ol
Tar or Naphtha, and purchase of the advertised
ANOTHER WONDERFUL CURE!
Phii.adxi.phia, April 9, 1846.
Last August a year, I caught a violent cold, in
consequence of getting wet in a shower ol rain.
A circumstance so common gave me no immedia te
concern, supposing that I should soon get rid of it.
On the contrary, however, I daily grew worse ; a
violent cough set in, then pain in my breast and
between my shoulders. I now suffered great op
pression from the great secretion of purulent mat
ter in my lungs, i became greatly alarmed ; and
my friends considered my situation extremely
critical, the more so as loss of appetite, hectic
fever, and night sweats rendered me as weak as
a child, and at night the sweat literally poured off
me ! This was my condition when 1 commenced
using " Thomson's Compound Syrup of Tar and
Wood Naphtha." 1 procured one bottle, ami ex
perienced so much benefit that 1 resolved to con
tinue it. It is now six months since I ceased using
the medicine, and the cure remains perfect. I
firmly believe this medicine is lar superior to
every other remedy for Consumption of the Lungs
J. J. CHAMBERLAIN, No. 8, Carberry street
Affirmed and subscribed this 9th day of April,
1846, before me.
John Swift, Mayor of Philadelphia.
P3=* This invaluable remedy is prepared only
by Angney & Dickinson, (successor of S. P.
Thomson) Philadelphia. ,
Sold also by Charles Stott, Washington, B.
Rush Roberts, comer Haltimore and Hanover
streets, Baltimore; Duval & Purcell, Richmond,
Virginia. Price 50 cents, or six bottles, $2 50
?3=* Avoid all pretexted imitations.
STEVENS A EMMONS,
(Late Fish & Co.)
WIN PER STYLUS. ? We Would an
nounce to members ol' Congress and strangers
arriving in the city, that our shelves arc now filled
with a beautiful stock of beaver and moleskin Hals,
manufactured with an unusual degree of care, and
which, in point of fabric and style, will challenge
all competition. We would direct especial attention
to the style and mode of shaping the brims of our hats,
by which we secure appropriateness to the size and
features of the wearer. , _ .
Those members of Congress having Ui&r sizes re
gistered with us, by sending their orders, will be fur
nished at their quarters.
In this department we have our usual lull supply of
wardrobe, toilet, and fancy goods of the best qualities.
We solicit an inspection of our stock, leeling conii
dent in being able to oiler great inducements to pur
chasers. ^ ^ STEVENS k EMMONS,
dec 3?cod 1 OH f H^UeIH
nHAUNCEY WAKUINEK ''?* recently
1/ added to his facilities for manufacturing parts ol
H atches that may be required, bv instruments tor that
purpose ; and having obtained a knowledge . t Watch
Hkpaihino, by practice in Boston, New lork, Phila
delphia, and eh<ewhere, w ill be able to attend to what
ever may be offered in this department of mechanic* .
Chronometer, Duplex, Lever, Lepine and Repeat
ing Watches? accurately repaired ; also, Common
Hatches and Mantle and Eight day Clocks put in
order, north side of Pennsylvania avenue, between
Four-and-a-half and Sixth streets, on the corner ol
the alley east of Coleman's Hotel, sign ol the W atch,
with Guard-Kev and Chain, and Models representing
the exterior of a self-registering Meteorological Ob
servatory. t*ec *t? ?m
RESTORATIVE FRANC AlSE.
LOUIS FONTA1N, jr., partner of the firm of
Fontain & Son, Chemists and Prescription
ists to the Royal University, Paris, has established
at Washington city, D. CM a depot tor the sale of
the above celebrated compound, at Win. Adam s
Bookstore, No. 3. Elliott's Building^ Pennsylvania
Avenue, near Jackson Hall, which they offer
to the American public as a jure antidote Jar Con
sumption, in its advanced as well as incipient stages.
Acting directly upon the LUNGS, and arresting
their decay, it not only soothes and quiets at once
the distress and pain attendant upon this hereto
fore regarded fatal disease, but restores the lungs
and their sympathising organs, to natural ana heal
tliy action. Accompanying each package arc gen
eral instructions and directions (translated) for it*
use, adapted to all eases, and if strictly followed,
will not fail, in every instance?if the lungs are
not wholly consumed?of restoring to health
which may be permanently secured by future care
and avoiding too much exposure to atmospheric
changes. LOUIS FONTAIN.
Price, eight Francs. .
?'Hi"For Information of pciWUJ icSiunifc ill
the interior; any part of the government?he would
state that the remedy is prepared and imported di
rect from their -Laboratorie, Paris, and that the
same can be transported through mail, as he is ad
vised by officers of the l'ost Office Department, to
any post office in the country, at the same charge
as for a double letter. Any persons, therefore,
residing distant from this city, who nny wish to
avail themselves of the remedy, can do so by ad
dressing him through the mail, post paid. 1 wo
dollars accompanying an order, will entitle a per
son to one whole and one third package.
nov 20?lawd&w.'hn LOUIS FONTAIN.
$3-? C AR Y) <4561
at his old stand, the Emporium of Fashion, on
Sixth street, opposite Coleman's Hotel.
N. B. Razors honed and set in the best manner.
dec 3?ly !
Superior Madeira Wine, ?fec
James FITZGERALD respectfully invites
Members of Congress, citizens and others, who
may desire to have superior Madeira Wine, fine
Cognac Brandy, and other first-rate spiritous liquors,
to call at his Confectionary and Fruit Store, on the
north side of Pennsylvania avenue?next door to
the United States Hotel.
James Fitzgerald keeps constantly for sale ihe
very best wine, liquors, fruit and confectionary ?rt
icles, which can be procured at the most respectable
houses in the country. His, Madeira Wine was
imported by himselfin 1840, and cannot be excel
led at any wine or liquor store in this city. His
Brandy, Holland Gin, and old Monongalysla whis
ky, are of the very first quality. Call, taste, and
judge for yourselves.
03* The Fine Brown Stout, and good Philadel
phia Ale constantly on hand. dec 28?tff
I^RESH GROCERIES, BUTTER, & CHEESE
4 The subscriber will be receiving during the
present week, by fchrs. Franklin, and Hamilton, a
a fresh supply of every description of goods in his
line, which tie offers on reasonable terms.
5G bags Java. Rio, Laguyra, Maricaibo, and Af
25 chests and half-chests Gunpowder, I|n?m[;
Old Hyson, young Hvjon.
10 cases very choice Tea. 12 lbs in esch, for fir
1500 pounds double refined and 2d quality Loa
1500 pounds crushed and pulveiod Loaf Sugar
1000 do white Havana Jo
1000 do brown do J?
Porto Rico and New Orleans do
Do do and St Croix Molasses
Sugar-house and New Iberia Sirup
Ground and unground Spices, ot every va
Catsup.*, Curry Powder, French and other
Olives, Capers, Sardines, and Anchovies
Salid Oils, in flasks and bottles
700 gallons winter-strained and common Oil.
50 whole, half, and qr. boxes Raisins
2 casks Currants
4 bbls. Dried Apples
30 do Green do
2 cases Prunes, in jars and fancy boxes
30 drums Smyrna Figs
26 bbls Eastern Cranberries
:jOt) pounds eol't shelled Almonds
150 do Filberts. .
BUTTER AND CHEESE.
28 tubs choice Welsh Butter
30 bexes superior Cheese _
31 bbls pink-eye Potatoes
40 do extra brand New York I* lour
40 do Virginia
60 pockets Buck wheat
12 boxes do
23 bbls hslf and qr. do.
Mackerel, Cod, Shad, and Herring.
20 boxes Sperm Candles
10 do patent do
10 do Adamantine do
Brooms, Mats, Pails, Baskets, &c.
20000 Hegalia, La Norma, Principe, aud other
dec 10?eotff 7th street
WE are receiving from New York our fall
supply of Groceries, Teas, Wines, Liquors,
&.c., which will be sold low for cash, or short cre
dit, to punctual customers, viz :
40 chests Gunpowder, Imperial, Young Hyson, and
Black Teas, which will be sold low by the box
50 bags Java, Laguyra, Rio^F- St Domingo Coffee
25 whole and half barrels Buckwheat
15 bags Buckwheat
?20 boxes Colgate's Starch
25 whole and half bbls. Nos. 1, 2 and 3 Mackerel
5 quintals Codfish
25 boxes Scotch Herrings, large size
10 dozen Nos 1 and 2 Alicante Mats
35 kegs superior Goshen Butter
30 do do Glades do
50 boxes Sperm Candles
20 nests flour and painted Fails
30 dozen Brooms
6 do Whiiks
10 nests Market Baskets
3 bales Almonds
30 whole and half boxes Raisins
10 boxes Vermicelli and Macaroni
5 cases Canton Ginger , .
2000 pounds loaf, crushed, and pulverized Sugars
5 barrels Steam Syrup
1U boxes Cnpers and Olives
5 do Citron and Jellies
4 do Mushroom and Walnut Catsup
10 baskets Salad Oil
500 gallons winter-strained and Lard Uii
20000 Cigars, of our own importation
I dec 5?tf t? SIMMS & SON.
$I)C Jfatioual U)l)ig
nijMjrtunt Questions ? livery body is a*k
isf m the fiiy?and there is a laudable curio
si<$. rfo!we the question solved?whethei Gen.
I 3**wa A?a, who had the temerity to attack .
old "llopfh and Ready," at Buena Vista and
wid >u?h impirialmble laurels for his sallow
bro^ by getting terribly threshed, is the same
idunbaal Imm Ana whom President Polk per
miueiNft ftirfss the blockading squadron last
AugtMt,?nd who, Mr. Polk assured the world
in his Message of December last, was so much
disposed for peace betweeu us and Mexico,
that he (the President) had unlimited confi
dence in his (that Santa Ana's) disposition ?
Ai.il ihfre in also a burning desire in the pub'
lie to koow, whether, if these two 3au
1?. ->*:~ ffricf'thr?>WTii<? person, Mr. i !i.
has had his eyes opened to Mexican diplomacy
and to the selfish designs of the romancing,
one-legged Hero's emissaries who have been
so unwisely suffered to bamboozle the Govern
ment with the wild promises of peace by a
man whose past history is the guarantee of his
Punic la it h ? And there is likewise an intense
anxiety among ihe people, to know whether
Mr. Poik has or has not placed out of his con
rol the Peace money of three millions voted
to him by the last Congress? It is to be ear
nestly hoped that the Father Confessor of the
President, the venerable old man of the Union,
will speedily solve these questions to the satis
faction of the country and with credit ro the
sagacity of Mr. Polk!
Chir Secrets. There has been a culpable ne
glect on the part of the Secretary of War in
allowing the enemy to get into possession of
our secrets by the capture of the despatches to
the Heads of the Army in Mexico. Well may
Gen. Taylor have exclaimed, when Lt. Richey
was killed, that his death was equal to the
loss ol a battle ! Why has not a cypher been
used in the correspondence of the Department?
Was it too much trouble? General Marcy's'
ingenuity, perhaps, was not equal to the task,
though it was deep enough on one occasion to
tcach him htrtv to make the State of New
York pay lor a rent in his breeches. The illus
trious Secretary is not an Anti-Renter?that
n.uch is certain.
Letters from the Jinny. The Philadelphia,
Ledger, a Polk paper fighting on its own hook,
stoutly defends the recent order of the govern
inent prohibiting our officers and soldiers
writing letters home frrnA the
A-ffny to find their way into the public papers,
&.c. Gen. Marcy would h<?v? done equally
well, and ended much better, if he had included
in that order a prohibition to himself and those
\hiefs under him from writing letters to the
lrmy in a language that could be read, if they
iould fall into the hands of the enemy, for
all the information of any value which Santa
Akia has yet obtained respecting our plans of
tltl war, has been derived Iroin the intercep
ting of the Government despatches !
- W- It was <furing the war of 1812, that Ma
jor, how Gen. Taylor, won the first Brevet
rank ever conferred by our Government.- llis
gallant Jnd brilliant dtlence at Fort Harrison,
a IVebfe log building, garrisoned by some thirty
in fly, against 400 Miami Indians, prompted
Mr, Madison to confer on Capt. Taylor the
commission of Major by brevet.
The JJVgs of JllabaiM, we learn from the
M<j>ile Advertiser, contemplate holding a con
venVon on the first Wednesday in May, at
Moijigomery, for the purpose ol organizing
the }>arty with a view to carrying the next
Giy?*rnatorial FJection? and at least three out
th^seven members of the next Congress. Two
UJStates Senators are to be elected by the
npjit Legislature of the State, and it is believed
w^h proper exertion, that the Whigs can car
ry lhal body so as to secure a return to the Se
na|e of men devoted to Whig principles and
treasures. Success to the efforts of tfce gal
Ifciil Whigs of Alabama !
prophetic. Should it turn out, says the Phi
ladelphia Inquirer, that Gen. Taylor has with
ait army of six or seven thournnil men, beait-n
back and been victorious over Sanla Ana and
hi* aitny of twenty-three thousand, the popu
larly of the American hero, already great,
wiil receive a new and enthusiastic impulse?
an impulse that will secure for him the high
est honors in the gift of the American people.
Jtwcls not Baggage. A New Jersey Court
of Justice decided, the other day, that common
carriers are not liable for the loss in their hands
of Jewels transported in a trunk, as baggage,
that they come under the category of freight,
and unless they are paid for as such, they
must be at the risk of the owner. People are
much in the habit of carrying valuable articles
as hig?age in order to save the price of freight,
but u is a penny?wise and a pound-foolish po
licy, and the decision of the New Jersey Judge
is right and proper for the interests of all par
fcj- The editor of the Doyleston Democrat
says Prentice, has been presented with a 'new
hat.' He speaks of the hat as having 'a happy
destiny.' It will undoubtedly have the luck to^
occupy a very soft seat.
Lighting the Capitol. Congress at its last
sesaiou appropriated a large sum of money for
lighting the Capitol of the Unite.! States with
Crutchett'a Oil Gas. Mr. Crutchett, the pa
has already commenced operations,
his Gas-Holder in the North
the Capitol Yard, near which
will be built the apparatus for the production
of the Gas. There is to be a lantern elevated
one hundred feet above the Central Dome of
the Capitol, and in this lantern will be a single
Gas burner, which will throw forth a light
<-qual to that which would flow (torn
five hundred single bats-wing burners each
equal to six sperm candles. This grand light
will be brilliant enough to illuminate the
whole of the Capitol Grounds with an inten
uily almost equal to the light from the full
hr* ?|?rrsJry "fdTtfcw
support of the lantern will be a beautiful exhi
bition of mechanical skill. It j8 proposed to
light the burner with an electiic spark. There
is to be a sinyle pendant burner with which to
light the Rotunda, one of the same kind with
which to light the Hall of Representatives,
and a similar one for the Senate Chamber. All
the halls and passages of the building and all
the rooms on the second floor are to be lighted
also with Gas. Mr. Crutchett expects to have
the great lanteru over the Dome lighted in
three months from this time. The success
which his Oil Gas has hitherto met with, and
the continued brilliancy of the light from it,
equal almost to that of the Drumtnond light,'
warrant the most sanguine expectations in re
gard to its introduction into thre vast pile of the
Dry Dock* The last Congress made ap
ptopriations for the predion of 'The Basin
and Railway Dock' at Kittery, Philadelphia
and Pensacola. We learn that the stupid at
tempts of the inventors of Gilbert's'Balance
Dock' to persuade the J\avy Department that
their machine was the one intended by Con
gress have signally failed. There is but one
Dock of the kind described in the law, and
that is the machine known commonly as
Dakin's Sectional Dock, which is specified in
the letters patent of that invention as 'The Ba
sin and Railway Dock.' ft is said that the Se
cretary of the Navy is determined to execute
the law as it stands, and to authorize the con
struction of Dakin's machines at the several
Famine in the British Isle*. In the year 272,
the Batons were coiunpll^g m Pat ,]ie bark of
trees. ' ? ?
In 306, thousands of the Scots died from
want of food.
In ^0, 40,000 English perished from the
I" 450.ii we may beljeve Dufrt? so
dreadful W?s (he scarcity of food in fiuly that
parents devoted their own children.
In 739 in aruj jn 95.^ England Wales,
and Scotland, lost thousands of their inhabi
lants by starvation. Famine again desylated
these countries in the ye*rs 1087, 1185, *251,
and 1315. During the last visitation, hor;*s,
dogs, cats, and the most loathsome verm?i
were greedily devoured. We find ul interval
of time, six other seasons of famine reaching*
down as late as 1795.
A most dreadful calamity of the same nature
visited the Cape de Verds in the year 1775,
when 16,000 persons died of starvation, and
also in 1811, when some of the islands losl
Irom one-third to one-half of their population.
In 1822 the potatoe crop proved a failure in
Ireland, and the southern countries were in
volved in extreme distress. The Province of
Munster was in a state of actual starvation
Many persons committed misdemeanor
which were punishable by confinement
they might obtain food of the prisons
fever followed in the steps of hu
many hundreds were swept away
The subscriptions"raised for thedi'
in 1822, amounted to .?800,000
The Ravels. A paragraph is
to the effect that these Tig!
have retired on immense fori
near Toulouse in Fram
brotlu-rs ontl , thc1
the matter is^fftere were originally only two
brothers of me Ha vela, and one of them died
in New Orleans last winter, and the rest of
that celebrated troupe was composed of ponies
no way related to each other. The />rtune
par* of the story is likewise withowf founda
tion, for the Ravel Brothers, w^o employed
the troupe, some few years jv0 'osl nearly all
their earnings by the L'n^'d States Bank.?
Nor has the survivitw? brother retired from the
stage. At last ad'ices he and his troupe were
performing ii> 1 !?e West Indies.
The lafr Judge Martin. This wealthy Judge
left all h is immense property to a brother re
siding in New Orleans, but it was discovered
that it was so devisod with the understanding
that the brother was to divide it equally be
tween the old man's relations in Franc*. For
this unworthy attempt to defraud the State of
Louisiana of the probate duty often per cent,
on all property bequeathed to foreigners?in
this case amounting to some $30,000?the will
has been justly set aside. Judge Maitin was
as notorious for his avarice as distinguished
for his legal attainments.
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H luuit Crop. The croakers are already be
ginning to prut* about the carping wheat crop
in New 'V ork and the other wheat growing
States being short. Every artifice is resorted
to by the speculators in binad to keep up the
price thereof, and this is one of these tricks.
The truth is, the number of seres sown in N.
j \ ork, &e. in wheat exceeds that of any year
! for the last five years full 20 per cent., and the
past winter has been highly favorable to the
preservation of the plant in the ground. The
| back wardness oi the spring is a sure omen of
a heavy crop.
Accounted for. They who affect lo speak
by the card assnre us that thr present liberal
, minded and sensible Pope of Rome was. once
a missionary in the United Slates. His excel
lent tulmianiifeuof tfoi^*ay#rqi)v?nt th*
Slates of the Church is sufficiently accounted
lor. It would be well for all the monarchs of
Europe to seud those upon whose heady the
crowns of their kingdoms may fall to the Uni
ted States to complete their education, and so
far as the Popedom is concerned, the whole
college of cardinals could not do better than to
spend some years in our country.
J\lr. fi ebstey. The Charlesfou Mercury,
Dem. alluding to Air. Webster's visit to
the South, saye: 'So far as South Carolina is
concerned, no one can doubt but that Mr.
VVebster will be received with all the respect
and attention that is due to his eminent abili
ties find high position. We have never allow
ed differences of opinion to interfere with the
bigh courtesies which are due to eminence.
We shall be glad to see him, pleased that a
man of his great talents and liberal mind shall
have opportunity of seeing us and our institu
tions as we are; and, whether they make their
just impression or not, on us there shall be no
blame for deficiency in what is due as much
to our own character, as to Mr. Webster's
high position in the country.'
Aerolites. The country around Dubuque
has recently been visited by a descent of these
wonderful bodies, crushing trees in their fall,
and burying themselves some dozen feet in
the ground. Their origin is as puzzling to
philosophers as the cometary bodies. Perhaps
the idea of their nebulous origin is the true
Jlnti Mahometanism. The people of Butler
county, Pennsylvania, have recently declareu
themselves A nti-Mahonietans so far as strong
driolr ia.non.wrn.-d. th?y +
have decided in f^i'^'^fihesaleorltrdent spi
rits within the precincts of that county. Let
the Koran be sent to those benighted people
without delay ?
/ oik Dictation. Mr. Calhoun's adherents in
Virginia, says the Cumberland Civilian, have
net with a rebuke in the Richmond Distri^
At a late meeting bejjgj-e the Polk
invention to uominate a candidal
jress in that District,
the former CnlJ
|7y some, but if th?*y do not at least dividethe
delegation, then there is no truth in human
calculations upon the chances of the ballot
box. Lei not a single Whig stay away from
.the polls, but let every Whig do his duty, and
a Buena Vista defeat awaits the Polk Party
in the Old Dominion.
Prentice iuna. We give the following gems
from Prentice's last Journal. They will be
highly relished, we doubt not:
OCf- Santa Ana, in his proclamation, offers
to do whatever the people of Mexico may re
quire?either to fight, resign the Presidency,
or go into exile. We wish his friend Polk
would be as accommodating. ?
$t- What a difference between the charac
ter of Cumming and Benton! Cumming de
clined his appointment to a Major General
ship because he thought it unjust that a man
should be taken from private life and placed in
the military service over such officers as Worth
Twiggs, and Hitchcock; whilst Benton declined
because he was unable to get himself placed
not only over Worth, Twiggs, and Hitchcock,
but over Scott and Taylor!