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And Buena V ista.
Subject to the decision of the Whig National
Notici.?The aubacrihers to the National Whig
?re reaper tfully requested not to pay the money
which may be due for the paper to any one but to
me in person. G. L. GIL CH REST.
Washinbton, May II, 1847.
Correspondents will please keep copies of their
communicationa to the "NATIONAL WHIG," as
we have no time to attend to the preservation of manu
Travelling Agents wanted for the NATIONAL
WHIG in the aeveral Statea. Apply to the Proprietor,
C. W'. Fenton, either in person or by letter. Com
penaation liberal. None need apply unleas they can
give the most unexceptionable testimonials.
Every day, every hour reveals the motives
which influenced Presideut Polk in talcing the
command of the Invading Army of Mexico
from General Taylor, and in stripping him of
his troops while .Santa Ana lay at San Luis
Potosi with a force of 30,000 men thoroughly
equipped and within striking distance of his
loe. We shall ever believe that President
Polk's object was the destruction of Taylor !
This is a serious charge to bring against the
Chief Magistrate of the United Slates, but facts
and circumstances connected with his known
hostility to the successful Hero, and his unwor
thy persecution of the old soldier, furnish to
our mind, a mass of irresistible evidence to sup
porl the charge. The able letter which we pub
lish to-day from the Journal of Commerce of
New York presents such a clear view of the
designs of Santa Ana that we cannot see how
it is possible to avoid the inference that almost
strikes one in the face, of the participation of
President Polk in those designs. We believe,
and we can tell Mr. Polk, not only we, but
the whole country', without respect to party,
that he intended to destroy Taylor, and that
the sacrifice of our gallant volunteers and sol
diers in the valley of the Rio Grande, was no
thing in the scale, so that Taylor could be
reached. We have, it is true, the most des
picable opinion of Mr. Polk as a public officer,
but we are not alone in this opinion. It is not
the opinion of prejudice, but an opinion based
upon his public acts since he has been Presi
dent. If we are wrong, time will vindicate
him from the charge we now make, but
so far from such being the case, we predict
that the charge will yet be brought home to
him even more decidedly than it is in the fol
lowing paper. But there is one glorious con
solation at hand, and that is, that God in his
mercy protected the brave and good Taylor
from the united desigils qf Santa Ana and
I have not the least doubt that the battle of
"Buena Vista" is considered by many, if not
the greater portion of the people of the United
States, as an affair of no very great importance
in these warlike times, but that it was a matter
of every day occurrence, and therefore not
much to be admired or wondered at.
In order that those persons may be undeceiv
?d, I hope I shall be able to show from a few
facts which I have gathered within the last
four months, connected with this subject, (hav
ing had some considerable knowledge of the
Mexican character before), that it was an af
fair of some little consequence, and of rathc-r
tital importance to the people as well as to the
government of the United States?that such a
Fandango as that, is not got up every day in
the year, if we are at war wuh Mexico.
In the first place, Gen. Santa Ana, after the
defeat of Ampudia at Monterey, assembled
and organized a large army at San Luis Potosi,
and every one will agree with me when I say
that this force was so large, that Mexico could
ill afford to support it in a state of total inactiv
ity.- It was evidently for some purpose. That
Santa Ana intended it to hold possession of
Tampico is not at nil probable, asthatplaae was
abandoned without a struggle. That he intend
ed it for the defence of Vera Cruz, is likewise
highly improbable, for the only communica
tion between San Luis and Vera Cruz, is by
way of the city of Mexico, a distance of over
five hundred miles; and if intended for ihat
service, in all human probability, it would have
been concentrated at some more convenient
point. The city of Mexico itself, as a mailer
of course, needed no defence, for it certainly
was safe so long as the Mexicans held posses
sion of Vera Cruz. Where then did Santa
Ana intend to operate with the army of thirty
thousand men which had been raised at such
an expense, and the very subsistence of which
amounted to thousands of dollars daily? Was
it supposed that he would quietly remain at
San Luis Potusi with this mammoth force untij
attacked?at what period he did not know, nor
was it in the power of any human being to in- i
form him. A man of known energy of char
acter like Gen. Santa Ana, would be the last
person to set himself down in a position that
would make him the laughiug slock of the
whole world, as well as his own nation. It
was therefore reduced almost to a ceriainty,
that he had some great scheme in view, some
herculean task, by which he hoped by a single
blow to regain all that Mexico had lost, and at
the same time compel mankind to acknowledge
him one of the first military chieftains of the
?ge. I think I shall be able to show that this
was his plan; and if I succeed, I shall claim
no credit to myself; for, as I said before, I on
ly intend to state a few facts.
j Many things occurred as early as the 25th of
November last to prove to my mind that some
thing of the kind (above alluded to) wa9 on
foot as early as that period. Intimations to that
effect were made to me by friendly Mexicans
of standing and respectability. At the same
time they said, if they should go into detail and
tell all they knew, they would endanger their
own necks. Since the defeat of Santa Ana at
Buena Vista, and the consequent failure of his
campaign, (which was for the recovery of the
Valley of the Rio del Norte and the total ex
termination of everything American from this
part of Mexico), these men speak out fearless
ly; for, notwithstanding they love their coun
try, they despite their rulers.
As early as the 25th of November, 1 say San
ta Ana commenced his operations; to show that
I am not far from correct, I beg leave to refer
to the letter of Lieut. Abert, Topographical
Engineer, to show that Santa Pe was included,
as well as the lower part of the Rio Graude:
that notwithstanding there seems to have been
a screw loose as regards the low country, ye1
the Santa Feans played their part, and com
menced operations on the day appointed,?
Santa Ana's troops were to be employed in
this way:?A portion of them were to eccupy
Victoria, to form a nucleus around which the
militia of the country in that vicinity and
Matamoro9 might rally. Aoolher force was
to occupy Cadareita and China, to form an
other nucleus for the Rancheros between Ca
margo, Loredo, and the mountains. Secret
circulars were sent to the Alcades of the differ
ent towns, calling on them lor every man that
could possibly be spared, with instructions to
equip them as well as he could, stating at the
same time that if they had not fire arms, they
must arm them with long knives, spears, and
every war like weapon their imaginations could
devise. Santa Anna was to advance from San
Luis and attack the Americans at their most
advanced position, with a force that could not
be resisted; was to drive them or compel them
to surrender, and if they attempted to retreat,
his reserve force (stationed ai above described)
was to fall upon and cut them to pieces in their
(light. The 25th of December was the great
day appointed ! As that was the birth day of
the Saviour of mankind, Santa Ana selected it
as the day on which he would redeem Mexico;
and shake off the chains and fetters already
fastened upon them, and about to he riveted,
by the " North American usurpers."1 All the
powers of the church were called into requisi
tion to aid in the laudable and patriotic enter
prise. Masses were said in the churches, the
aid of Divine Providence was invoked, and all
the sinews of the nation were to be put forth
for the rescue of their beloved country! From
all these causes, success was looked upon as
certain. But when the people reflected that
the "Great Santa Jlna" was at the helm, they
looked upon defeat as a matter of total impossi
The only reason I have heard assigned for
Santa Anna's not carrying out his plan en the
day appointed, is the one assigned by a Mexi
can captain, taken prisoner at Buena Vista,
viz : "that Gen. Taylor had all his veteran
regulars within striking distance of Saltillo;"
that Gen. Santa Ana did not consider himself
equal to the task, notwithstanding the author
ities at the city of Mexico were goading him
on ; and some of his officers, who had not yet
seen the American Elephant, actually charged
him with "cowardice." I have not the least
doubt that this was the real cause fc.r his not
advancing at the time specified. But what
must have been his delight and agreeable sur
prise, when the withdrawal of nearly all of
Gen. Taylor's regulars, with two or three bat
teries of artillery was announced to him nt
San Luis! Well may he have said, "it is
not true"?it cannot be possible ! there must
be some mistake ! And not until he was of
ficially notified by the Mexican authorities at
Saltillo, would he believe a word of it. Fresh
couriers were sent in all directions through the
valley of the Rio Grande, announcing to the
ignorant people this ridiculous story, that, the
"American General had become alarmed at
hearing that there were thirty thousand troops
at San Luis, and had consequently drawn off
all the regulars, and had left the volunteers, on
account of their barbarity to the inhabitants,
to be sacrificed." You will be surprised when
I tell you that even this story was believed by
thousands! As will be seen, by calculating
the time between the march of General Worth
from Saltillo and the attack on Gen. Taylor at
Buena Vista, (when it is considered that San
Luis is 300 miles from that point,) Santa Ana
did not long delay his movements. His large
bodies of cavalry were despatched immediately
in different directions. Gen. Minon was sent
to reconnoitre Gen. Taylor at Saltillo. Gen.
Valencia was sent to carry out the operations
in the vicinity of Victoria, San Fernando and
Matamoros?while General Urrea was sent to
play his part in the vicinity of Camargo, China,
and Monterey. The plan worked well; the
rancheros in all parts of the valley left their
homes and joined Valencia and Urrea, and so
anxious were the inhabitants at and near Pre
sidio Itio Grande to give a good accouut of
themselves, that they raised funds by subscrip
tion and sent a party of traders to San Antonio,
Texas, and purchased all the powder to be had
in that town, as early as the, 30th of January.
Mexican expresses were running in all parts
of the country ; and every thing was on the
"qui vivfc" for the great day when Santa Ana
should give the word, which would set this
overwhelming machine in motion. Fifteen
hundred rancheros joined Urrea in one day.
The inhabitants of all classes left the principal
towns where our troops were quartered ; and
those who had friends among the Americans,
bewught them with tears in their eyes to leave
the country, saying that they "knew that their
throats would be cut if they remained." A
respectable Mexican said to me, that he,"was
not an alarmist, but that he knew Santa Ana
was advancing with an overwhelming force,
and that notwithstanding he believed oneAmer
ican soldier to be equal to three Mexicans, yet
he feared that it would be impossible for Gen.
Taylor to withstand the shock."
Santa Ana's unparalleled march against San
Antonia, Texas, in 1836, did not exceed the
rapidity with which he moved the main body
of his nrmy from San Luis to Agua Nueva.
So certain was he of victory, that he only took
twelve days' provisions with him. saying to
bis men, "the immense granaries of the enemy
are before you; you have only to go and take
them." On they moved, full of life, fall of
hope; certain and sure beyond a doubt, that
they should carry every thing before them; and
Santa Ana himself looked forward to the day
when he would enjoy a reputation not inferior
to that of Napoleon himself! Well may they
have rased the shout when the Americans had
abandoned their camp at Agua Nueva! Well
may Santa Ana have said to his men (in or
ders) "the northern barbarians, the despotlers
of < soil, the desecrators of your churches,
are , ing before you; onward J onward and
avenge your slaughtered countrymen." On
they rolled like an avalanche, carrying every
thing before them! but what was their surprise
on arriving at the plain of Buena Vista, to be
hold the little "Spartan band" standing cool,
firm, and steady, with that old veterau, as firm
as the Siera Madre itself, at their head ! And
what furthermore must have been Santa Ana's
astonishment, when he received a reply to his
command for an "unconditional surrender,"
to the effect that " if he had fifty'pieces of ar
tillery and a hundred thousand men to back
him, a surrender was impossible, that if he
wanted the American army, he must come and
take them !" What must have been his mor
tification and chagrin, when, after two days'
hard fighting, hand to hand, he found his army
cut to pieces, and his enemy standing firmer
than ever, ready to renew the conflict on the
morrow ! He, the great Napoleon of the West,
who had just returned from exile, who had
promised every thing to Mexico and her peo
pie, found himself and his schemes thwarted
at the outset. His fall was so great, and his
defeat so signal, (all things considered) that I
can well account for his treating Major Bliss
in the cavalier manner he did, when, on the
morning of the 24th, that officer applied to
him for an exchange of prisoners. His all was
gone! Every thing, so far as he was concern
ed, was lost I Not that he cared particularly
for Mexico or her people; but self was his idol,
and he found that "dearly beloved" self totally
ruined and crushed, and that, too, by a hand
ful of undisciplined volunteers. But it will
never be forgotten that Zachary Taylor was
their General.
It is impossible to calculate the disaster that
would have befallen us if General Taylor had
not stood like a firm old oak and braved the
storm as he did. Verily every thing American
would have been sacrificed, and few would
have been left to tell the disastrous tale.
The people of the Little Tennessee District
says the Abingdon Virginian, have been kept
in suspense lor the last 12 or 15 days, as to
the precise Congressional vote, in consequence
of which neither party could claim, with any
degree of certainty, the election of their candi
date. The official report, coming from the
sheriffs of the counties composing the District,
settles the matter in favor of the Whig candi
Maj. Fulton's majority being six over
Col. McMullen.
Fulton (W.) 2084
McMullen (T.) 2078
Goodson (D.) 1230
90- One of the best jokes in the Mexican
papers is contained in the last paragraph of
Anaya's address to his countrymen. He says
that he "has the satisfaction to announce that
Senor Don Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana, Pre
sident of the Republic and General of the Ar-"
my, according to the notices just received, al
though not official h?e survived the catastro
phe, [defeat of Cerro Gordo] from which it ap
pears that Providcnce is not willing to fill the
cup of our bitterness entirely to the brim !"?
Ph is is entirely too good to be lost.
We learn thaf Mr. McElroy expresses it as
his belief that ft is useless for him longer to
slay in Mexico, as the immoralizing tenden
cies of war having so far begotten a feeling of
indifference as to deprive him of hearers.
One of the objects of the war is at last re
sealed by the organ of our Tory Government.
It is to conquer the Flora of Mexico, for the
Union urges upon the Army to bring home
specimens of the flowers of that country as the 1
most desirable trophies of the war 1 1
09- Whilst the editor of the Washington
Union, says the Louisville Journal, is making:
the most desperate exertions to prevent the
Whigs from going for Gpn. Taylor, his own
friends, the Locofocoe, are breaking out of |
their political enclosure and going for the old
General by tens of thousands.
03-The ladies of Nw York, says the Louis
ville Journal, have a new style of bonnet
which they they call the Rough and Ready
bonnet. They are also wearing what they call
Rough and Ready shoes. The ladies seem to I
be tor old Rough and Ready from the crowns
of their heads to the soles of their feet.
u8o should desert in arms be crowned."
0Cfr*We understand, says the St. Louis New
Era, that the Government has contracted with
an individual of Cincinnati for the delivery of |
1000 horses, at the military station just below
this city. The contractor's name is Minor,
and the price for such horses, fixed by this un
usual mode of transacting public business, is
$87 50. It is asserted that some of these
horses have already reached their destination,
and are inferior in quality to what the price
slated might lead us io expect. However, Mr.
Minor understands his business, of course, and
Mr. Polk his!
CO A private of Company C, at Tampico,
named Rufu9 Parker, was shot by the guard
on the night of the 3d instant. He was under
arrest and in the guard house, and seized one
of the muskets o( the guard and threatened to
shoot any man who attempted to lay their
hands on him. After being repeatedly ordered
to put dowtY the tnusket and deliver himself]
up, and being in the act of firing on the guard,
the officer in command ordered the guard to
fire, which order was instantly obeyed, and he
fell dead on the spot, a ball piercing his heart.
" We do not attach much importance to the
movement thus far made in favor of General
Taylor. The true Whig papers yield to it ve
ry little countenance."?Boston Daily Whig.
Indeed ! Are not the U. S. Gazette, the Phil,
adelphia Inquirer, the Louisville Journal, the
| New Orleans Bulletin, the Frankfort Com
monwealth, the New York Courier &, Enqui
rer, the Richmond Republican, true Whig
papers? If trup Whiggery were to be meas
ured by your scale, it would be something very
much like toryism and abolitionism combined !
A Monument to Gov. Yell.?The Wash,
ington (Ark.) Telegraph, in a very handsome
[ tribute to the fallen brave of that State, pro
poses to erect a monument at Little Rock, at
[public expense, to " Col. Yell, and the Brave
who fell with him at Buena Vista."
From Vera Cruz to? Miles,
Puente National - - 30?
Plan del Rio - - - io? 4R
Jalapa ; - - - - 22? G8
Las Vegas - . - 19_ 88
Perote - - - - 11?98
Tepe Agualca ? - - 19?117
OsodelAgua - 16?113
Nafzaluca - 5?138
Puebla .... 29?167
St. Martrus - - - 22?189
Rio Frio - 22-"-211
Cordova - 14 225
Mexico - - - 27?252
Ocj- W. W. Payne, of Alabama, late M. C.,
has been superseded in his district by Samuel
M. Inge. We rejoice that this arch dema
gogue has found his level at last.
The Coiirrier des Elats XJni? notices the pro
ject of a commission to Mexico, and states as
very probable that the Administration has al
ready cast its eye upon Richard Coxe, Esq.,
of Washington, and upon Messrs. Soule and
1 Benton. We are very sorry, indeed, to hear
that our friend Coxe has fallen a victim to the
evil eye" of Mr. Polk.
CO* We do not, however, believe, (says the
New Orleans Bulletin,) from information that
we have received, that Gen. Scott has any in
tention, at present, of advancing to Puebla;
he has neither the force sufficient to do so, after
leaving sufficient garrisons in his rear to keep
open his communications, nor are his arrange
ments, or means in other respects, such as
would justify him in doing so.
OCJ- Professor A. D. Bache, chief of the U.
S. Coast Survey, is at Pascagoula. Mr.^B.
has now four parties acting under him, all en
gaged in the survey of the coast, from Mobiel
Point to Cat Island, including the harbor at
that place, opposite the proposed terminus of
he Mexican Gulf Railroad.
05- The Mexican Government had decreed
at last dates that every place in the vicinity of |
the capital should be fortified?Generals Al
monte, Bravo, Rincon, and Agea, were ap
pointed to superintend the fortifications about
Tepozotlan, Venta de Cordova, Tepeaca, San
Juan de Teotihuacan, Sic. General Almonte
left on the 14th to commence his duties by re
connoitering the road from Venta de Cordova
to San Martin Tesmelucan. El Monitor of the
13ih April stales that a great fire took place a(
Monterey, which commenced at General Aris
ta's garden, and burnt nearly all the houses up
10 the tqarket of El Meson, and by the north
as far as the bridges.
{??? The Philadelphia Ledger says that the Chesa
paake and Ohio Canal is at length in a fair way of
heing completed to Cumberland. Of the amount
needed, one million of dollars, $200,000 have been
furnished by citizens of New York directly interest
ed in its completion ; 300,000 by the State of Virgi
nia ; $100,000 by the District Cities, and the re
mainder by the Barings, upon the favorable report
jf Messrs. Davis and Hall, of Boston, who were em
ployed by them to examine and report.
The Louisville Journal. We desire to return |
our thanks publicly to the editor* of this valuable pa
per for their kindness in exchanging with the National
Whig. The Journal cornea to us in all its wonted
freshness and spirit. Its able editors have loat none
of their quandom power. On the contrary, we think
they have gained in strength. There is not a single
department of human knowledge which is not bene
fitted by their labor*. But it is constitutional liberty
and conatitutional government which are most in
debted to their watchful eye and determined resist
ance to usurpation. We find, too, that they keep
up with their usual success the fire of their flying
artillery. Every number gives the unscrupulous
party in power "a little more grape." If any of our
readers desire to know what is going on in the
Great West, and to enjoy a rich feast of wit and hu
mor, let him subscribe to the Weekly Louisville
Our Exchanges.? We desire to leturn es
pecial thanks (for we are in a grateful mood)
to the following excellent daily journals for
their courtesy ia exchanging with us.
New York Herald,
Richmond Whig,
Richmond Republican,
Norfolk Herald,
Detroit Advertiser,
Cincinnati Atlas,
Cincinnati Gazette,
New York Mirror,
New York True Sun,
Nashville Orthopolitan,
The Whig City Council of New York have
swept the platter of the Democratic office hold
ers except the four principal ones who are re
tained. The city printiog has gone into the
hands of thie Express and Courier and Enqui
JJttrouo'iny vs. War. The Cincinnati Atlas
says that Governor Bebb has appointed profes
sor Mitchell, the astronomer, adjutant general
of the State of Ohio, to organize the new re
giment of volunteers called for by Mr. Polk'
upon the principle, we suppose, that a wor- j
shipper of Mar's in the sky would make a
good follower of the God in the field!
T/u; real feeling. The Philadelphia Bulletin
says, that at the mention of Taylor's name at
the Conner dinner in that city, there went up
I one long, loud, vigorous shout, that must have
impaired the foundation of the Columbia
House, for it was shaken from attic to cellar.
It was repeated?another, another, and still
I another!?when all present arose, as if by one
common impulse, and gave the old hero three
limes three with a will that spoke volumes for
the soundness of their lungs. It was a welU
deserved?a generous?a glorious burst of en
thusiasm. None but the brave and the free
could givl utterance to such shouts.
On the day that the news of the battle of
Sierra Gordo reached this city, 6ays the New
Orleans Bulletin, a friend inquired of us what
was the force under General Scott. About
12,000 was our reply, "Had the Mexicans
60,000!" was the next question. No; of
course, not so many. Well, then, it does not
come up to old Taylor yet; that is his propor
tion?5 to 1.
Thk Poor Soldier.?We put on record the
names of the poor soldiers who were killed at Cerro
Gordo. Their lives are as precious as those of their
officers, and they should be honored as highly.
James Harbison, Thos. J. Pointer, Benj. McGee,
' Conrad Kunts, Dubney Ware, Chas. Willis, Wm.
I Cooper, George Collins, Wm. McDonald, C. Arm
strong, Samuel M. Roberts, Michael Daily, Robert
Wright, Edmund Foley, Wm. Myers, Lewis Bolio,
Jus. McDerby, John M. Seaton, John Lynch, Fran
cis O'Neil, Isaac Dolen, Griffon Budd, Patrick Ca
sey, Daniel Dolay, A. Hartzman, Charles Skinner,
Joseph Wood, Francis Perrod, Jas. Olsed, John
Schenecke, Mich'l. Christal, Andrew Divin, Wm.
Turner, Jas. Mellish, Wm. Scott, Jas. Wilson, Jas.
Conway, Giles Iseham?Croley.
N. H. Melton, Joseph Neuman, Benj. Merrit.
Col. Bankhead, of the army, arrived in this city
yesterday, bringing with him trophies taken from
I the enemy by the army under General Scott, at
Vera Cruz. To-day they were exhibited to the pub
lic on the north portico of the War Department,
and consist of nine or ten flags; among them, the
one that waved over the castle, and another over the
Captain Tucker has opened his rendezvous in a
a. part of the building occupied by Mr. Coleman as
a hotel, at the corner of Pennsylvania avenue and
6th street.
Mr. Pendleton, who shone as the "lone star'' from
Virginia during the last Congress, is in the city.?
He will, in the next, blaze in the galaxy of six Rep
resentatives from the good old Commonwealth.
We would respectfully invite the attention of the
city authorities to the scales and weights of dealers
in the Centre Market. We know a gentleman who
paid for two pounds of provisions, but, in fact, he
received but a pound and nine ounces !
A gentleman informs us that Mr. Favier, a high
ly respectable citizen residing in the first ward, fell
from a tree two or three days since, and seriously in
jured himself by striking his throat against a limb.
... A l^or fellow, who came to the city four or five
months ago, backed up by stiff recommendations for
office, took leave of us yesterday, almost in rags, and
with scarce change enough to take him home.
" Hope deferred" made his "heartsick." He wu
not appointed, but t'isappointed !
WILLIAM SPEARING, having commenced
business in the above line, immediately in
front of Coleman's Hotel, respectfully informs the
citizens of Washington and its vicinity, that be man.
ufactures Looking Glass and Picture Frames. Plain
ind Ornamental Cornices, as well as every other
lind of work in hia line of business. William Spear
ing's charges for all work done at his establishment
will be quite reasonable: he respectfully solicits a
share of the public patronage.
N. B. Old Frames regilt. may 14 tf
THE SUBSCRIBER has jmst received
10 packages Fresh Butter
10 " Choice Cheese
A lot ol Maple Sugar in small cakes.
may 7?3t S. HOLMES, Seventh St.
Mr. H. has made arrangements to be supplied with
the name kind of Butter a* long as the market will
warrant it.
Admittance free?next door to U. 8. Hotel.
Pictures taken in any kind of weather, clear,
cloudy, or ruiny, from 9 o'clock, a. m. till 6 o'clock
p m. Washington, 1847.
april 14?tf
rn C. FARQUHAR St CO., call the atten
1 , tion of the citizens and public generally, to
New Drug and Chemical Store,
corner of 15th street and New York Avenue, where
can be found all article* in their line fresh and genu*
ine. april 27-3t
LS. BECK would lake thia method of notifying
, his friends and public generally that he haa re
moved his house Furnishing Store from Pennsyl
vania avenue to E street north eppoeite Rev. O. B.
Brown's, one square west of the General Post Office.
Having a larger house and a lower rent I can and
will sell any and all kinds of House-Furnishing
Goods cheaper than at any time heretofore. I will
try to prove thia to any one in want of goods that
will give me a call.
N. B. Rooms for rent, furnished or unfurnished,
april 21-^m
Ice, lee, Ice.
E VAUGHAN'S supply of pure fresh pond
Ice of Boston has arrived, and he is ready to
supply the public at any hour until 10 o'clock at
night. Any person wishing it can be accommo
dated at his residence, on 0th street, a few doors
north of D. Clagett's dry good store.
april 23?Steod
One hundred, per cent, cheaper than the
T IKENESSES taken m the beat ttyle inferior to
I j none, either singly or in groups at the very re
duced price of $1 60 !!! each. Specimens may
t>6 seen at the rooms over the Furnishing Store of
L. 8. Beck, E street near the General Poet Office.
Remember the price $1 60. Group* in proportion,
april 21-3m
I HAVE on hand, and shall be daily receiving, ?
supply of all kinds of Lumber and Wood,
which, as I shall sell for Cash only, I am deter
mined to sell at low prices. All persona, therefore,
in want, are respectfully invited to give me a call.
6th street and Missouri Avenue.
T) Carver and Gilder,
enn. Avenue, between 11th and 12th sta, North
side. Makes to order all kinds of Plain and Orna
mental Gilded Frames, Cornices, Curtains, Rods,
| &c. Old Frrme8 regilt, and Looking Glass Plate*
| inserted. Terms moderate.
april 19?tf
HOMAS C. WILSON, Auctioneer St
Commission Merchant, fronting on 9th and the
west end of Centre Market, between Louiaiana Av,
enue and C street. Regular sale daya every market
day. Just received a fresh supply of Flower and
Garden Seeds from Weathersfield.
april 14?tf
PARMELE, firm of Dodge and Parmele,
, Surgical, Operative, and Mechanical DEN
TIST, may be seen professionally from 9 a. m. to 6
p. m., at his office, where he has been located for the
last three years. Office and Residence, Penn.
avenue, between 9th and 10th sts.
april 14-4 m
opposite the Baptist Church, (Rev. Mr. Brown's,)
Washington, D. C. dec 5 lyf
N. B.?Special attention to fitting, as this is an
all important matter.
Passage Five Cents?Freight at Reduced rates:
f _ The departure of the steamer JO
S^SEESEPH JOHNSON, will be, as nigh
as practicable, at the following hours, until further
notice, viz:
Leave Alexandria at 7|, 10, 12^, and 41 o'clock.
Leave Washington at 8$, 11, 1?, 3$, and 6$
o'clock. WM. H. NO WELL, Captain. 4
april 20?dtf
JUST received from New York, by schooner Vic
6 dozen cane seat Chairs,
Children's high and low assorted Rockers and
wood seat Chairs.
Also, on hand, a general assortment of H0U8E
FURNISHING GOODS, and an assortment of
Garden Seed and Flower 8eed, for sale at my Auc
tioneer and Commission 8tore, fronting West end,
Centre Market, on 9th street, between Louisiana
avenue and C and D streets.
may 5-1 m THOS. C. WIL8QN.
rilHIS Interesting and popular Temperance and
A Family newspaper, edited by Rev. J. T?
Ward, & Co., is now in its second volume, and haa
an extensive and increasing circulation throughout
the United States. It is published every Saturday
morning, and may be obtained at the Fountaih
Book Store, near the Rail Road Depot.
Terms: One copy, one year, $1; six copies,
one year, $5 ; fifteen copies, one year, % 10. Sub
scriptions Air six months at the same rate. By the
month, 12& cents. All payments required in ad
To subscribers in Washington the Fountain is
delivered by a carrier.
Subscribers in Georgetown obtain their papers
at the store of xVlr. J. T. Bangs, on Bridge street;
and those in Alexandria, at the store of Mr. John
Howell, on King street.
?3"A limited number of advertisements will be
received on reasonable terms.
may 4?3m
T> UTTER, CHEESE, Ac.?The subscriber
I) has received a full supply of the very beat
family groceries of every description in hi* line,
which he oilers on as reasonable terms a* they can
be bought in the city?such ss
Java, Rio Laguyra and St. Domingo coffee
Gunpowder, Imperial, Old Hyson, Yoang
Hyson, and Black Teas
Loaf, Crushed, White, Havana, snd Brown
Molasses, ground and ungrouad Spices
Salad oils in flaskes and bottles
Butter, Cheese, Flour, Ac. A.
12000 Cigars of different kinds.

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