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DAILY NATIONAL WHIG.
SATURDAY EVENING, JUL Y~31, 1847. FOR PftUIOBNT, ZACHARY TAYLOR. OF LOUI8IANA, Subject to the decision of the Whig National Convention. WHIG NOMINATION FOR GOVERNOR OF MARYLAND, WILLIAM T. GOLDSBOROUGH, or DOBCHESTER COUNTY. * TELEGRAPHIC, Ricinokp July 81, 8 A. M. New Orleans paper* of the 83d are at ban I. The details of the news sent yesterday show that the men of influence in Mexico favor the idea of peace, but whether they can prevail remains to be seen. The Picayune of the 33J contains a sketch of the speech which Gen. Taylor made on the 4th of July at Walnut 8prings in rsply to the toast proposing him as President of the United 8tate*. He takes Whig ground throughout On one of the Whig principles he deeeants at length and that u?thai he will not he the Frttident qf a parti/. Mr. Gushing also made a speech. No Slim.?Our friends of the Picayune, Del a end National sent us no slips with the news of the ^learner New Orleans. How came this, gentle men ? Scuaaiu-rT.?The Union of last n ght protests against the scurrility of the Whig pre s. It had better mend its own manners in this particular and then it can read its colemporarics lessons of decency wiA some show of propriety. The Indiant of the Plaint. We are glad to learn from the Union that the Executive has taken steps to pal an end to the incursions of the Indians of ihn Plains upon our emigrating and army caravans. It is time it should be done. . Peaee or War. The Union ssys that no man can aay with any certainly, 'whether we shall have peace ocwar.' What? Has the spirit of prophecy which u?d to aboandjso abundantly in the pen of the edi tor of the Union deeerted it! Where is the prophet Grund, and the prophet of the Journal of Commerce? Congreu of Nation,. Mr. Chiete, a Belgian, is in (his country trying to induce the Americans to ?end delegates to a Congress of nations to be held in Brussels on the 16th of next month to discuss free trade and taxed trade. Mr. Polk's brother, the Charge to Naple* intends to be present. We con eider the matter settled if he attends. No body of am> re*i,t his overpowering talenta and genius. (0-The Cincinnati Advertieer is not far from right when it characterises as the latest and best hoax of the season, the supposed discovery i of Trofessor Mitchell of a new cluster of one thousand stars, named Bacchoides, of a " blue tinge" and " unsteady lightrevolving in a t "spiral Orbit," and "sub-arranged into ten distinct agglomerations." This Prof. Mitchell js no other than the Colonel of the 4th Ohio ? regiment, the hero of the Catfish war. ?J- The editor of the Democrat fpeaks of j Generals Wool, Worth, Twiggs, and Pillow, as 'Democratic Generals.' A truer or more ? thorough Whig than Gen. Worth never ljved. .. Wool is a most admirable officer, and has al ways been a Democrat, but we are assured that he is for General Taylor for the Presiden cy agaiast the world. General Twiggs is a brave man and a Democrat, but a very poor officer. Gen. Piljow is a Democrat, and we hope he will always continue one?he is a dis grace to the military service. Prentice. The Louisville Journal says Gen. Taylor is f ^ir gj aDV8 "?,aTor of what? dot banks, . tariffs, &c., but 'honesty,' fcc. Now, the edi . tor might cut the matter short by just putting up the ten commandments, and informing his readers that Gen. Taylor is in favor ol the whole of them?Louisville Democrat. II Gen. Taylor wore to put forth the ten com mandments as his political creed, all the Loco foco leaders would be sure to oppose him most desperately. They cannot tolerate the 8th commandment, for it forbids stealing, and this would preclude their leg-treasury. They can not tolerate the 9ih commandment, for it for* bids the bearing of false witness, anj this would put a sudden stop to all their newspa pers. They cannot tolerate the 10th com mandment, for it forbids them to covet their neighbor's possessions; and this would bjing to ? sudden halt their patriotic operations in Mex ico. Sabbath in London?At a public meeting re cently held in London, it was stated that out of a population of more than two millions, there was an attendance of only four hundred thousand persons on the services of the Sab bath, in the churches and chapels of all de nominations! "If inquiry was m(lde ? the occupation of the rest, the crowded state of steam vessels, railway carriages, public houses, tea gardens, club and gaming houses would furnish a reply." Episcopal Ca**,Uion.-We learn from the Milwaukte Sentinel, .hat the first Diocesan 'Convent,on of the Protestant Episcopal church or Wisconsin was held in that city last week There were lay delegates f>om two or three Norwegian parishes, and four Indiana from the mission near Green Bay. They walked there from Fond du Lac, accomplishing forty-fire .miles on the last day ol their journey. .u?eni.^*'r'or isL,he to'0"16 of the army and -E '?r Presiden?- Lei the people beware when offices are to be filled by arrnv dictation.?Hamilton (O.) JYews. It must truly be a great pieco of effrontery on the part of the officers and soldiers of the army to presume to express their opinions upon .he subject of the Presidency! What right have they to talk about the Presidency? Is it not enough for them to fight and be killed ? t' T Prentice. There are a few, a very few Whig editors to the counntry, who, in the present aspect ol things, seem reluctant to support Gen Taylor for the Presidency, but we are perfectly satis fied that they will soon be as warmly enlisted ?n his favor as ourselves. We advise .hem ab friends and brethren to say as little as possible now against his electioo, for we do assure them that the less they say against it, the less they will have to retract by-and bye._/V?nK?. writer in the New York True Son J advising the editor of the Globe to form a wry low H? advim him !? know (let. ARRIVAL OF THE WASHINGTON. Eleven Days Later From Europe. Thi? gteamibip that ?u to have beaten the world ?nd gone orer the ocean in eight days at farthest baa arrived at New York, 15 daya out from South ampton ! She had to put back became of her fur nace bare burning out Bad comment that on our engine maker*. The weather up to the Oth of July bad been ad mirable for tbe barveata in England. After that thunder ahowera and etortna prevailed. Tbe grow ing crope of potatoea were unuaually fine. Flour had advanced la. 6d. per bbl. and wheat 4d. per 70 lbs. Corn meal had improved la. per 480 Iba. The foreign auppliea had not been ao abundant aa uaual. American Bacon waa in demand at Havre at 62 to ?8a. per tierce. Cotton had fallen |b. The effect of tbia newa yeaterday in New York waa to throw up flour 31 centa. ? It aeema that the coal which melted the furnace bare of the Waahington waa Engliah anthracite.? She had to put back and get bituminoua coal. Paris waa .till agitated with the Peerage rotruption question. Gen. BeJeau baa been made Governor of Algeria. CAUSES OF ACCIDENTS ON RAIL ROADS. A? 'be accidents which daily occur-upon | rail road* give rise to much suffering bodily as well as mental, we think the following synopsis, prepared by the London Spectator, of a long communication to the London Times under the signature of "An Engine Driver," shewing the causes to which they may be referred will be read with interest. The letter is too long for our space, or its rudely vigorous slyle would induce us to take it entire. It is not scholarly ; but it is the production of a man with much natural shrewdness, and power of impart ing the result of his observations in plain and forcible terms. We must be conten, with extracting the principal points in a condensed form. The sources of dancer are these :? "Making engine drivers keep the same pacti with their engines whether the weight of their trains is increased or not by eieht oi nine more carriages," under pain of being reported" and mulcted on Saturday nigh? The mixing up of heavy loaded and emp ty carriages?when that is done, "the whole train is inclined to roll and strike out, and no mortal man can tell what may come of tn T? Jh "'I8 are not kept well up ?oln trf ' 8,??P?r8 wH1 often sink down, rip up on either end, and the carri ages wall rm off. Lines after four or five years will be found to go shaky; and hard running soon tells on the "permanent way." It is not the down pressure which hurts the rails so much as the side or thrustine out pressure, which is always very great.1' We are now running engines of eighteen "Nearly all tneraila laid down m England were laid down for engines of ?22 ? ? tons, and are not meant to teen tois?? P 8'ng ?f e"gineS of eigh" "Rails of about eighty pounds weight per yard will last about ten years, with en gines of moderate weight;" but heavy 18 too engines will make them shake before their time. Every year of these ten years, | a railway becomes more insecure; and a hard-ridden railway soon becomes danger "Now, Government should make proper men see to the rails being always kept level and square with each other ; and to do this, a heavy eighteen ton engine should be madJ Ind '?tul n W8lking P"ce uP?n th? 'inc. her ZlG?Tn,ne0t me??hould go behind I.J S. ? 7 1DS "P?n each of the rails elL n und8 Up0n the buffers ; their fnrli .I) " toU whelher the rails are inclined to trip or slide in or out, and the ",cir hand' when ,he h.rfki0"61! S'bt!,rob *aya that seventy lives have been lost by railways during the last !kreC? WeerB~a g?od ^oun(, number; but die time for railway accidents comes on when the rails have been hard ridden bv your eighteen ton engines ; and we shall soon have some very terrible accidents. Another great danger comcs of coupling driving engines ; the chances are always against one speed being pitched right;" 0j?* only w*y ? ?o let the best engine lead him|n?lhrr~"r,!lling driviDP-?ngines be na.hpm ' if Carr?Ses> ai,d buffer driv ?"p?? ^ u ntck'or nothing principle." i- ? ,?Ll lrainwi,l be bored off the I'M. 'U hen the buffers do not meet each at their proper centre., the buffers may take to riding, instead of butting on each other; and then the fore-wheels of the riding car riage would .pring off the rails, and a scene ot blood would at once follow." i U?e'eal and lri,c caU8e ?f much of the I "P0n r,ailw83'? ?<? their being so Tew brakesmpn allowed to a train. The whole system of applying brakes when weare running into an accident is a complete sham. A very great check can be given to railway accidents by having a brakesman allowed h ry TrinGe- Steady aged men, w?u"1 m,i'e "The House of Commons should call be fore them engine drivers as well as railway thin i ""if1h *ort of p?0^? ; tbeywou,d ,h*c,u,?of m*?y ??< Call yoc this backing yovr raiKNns ?? We learn ihat, a few days since, a friend of President Polk, to whom he had promised of fice, waited upon him at the White House and renew* d his application, when he wat told by his Excellency in the presence of sev eral bystanders, that he, the President had neveT promised, to appoint him. This was rather too much to be borne by the applicant, who drawing himself up said " Mr. President, no one has a higher respect than I have for the Presidential Office, but I must say that in this instance, the President prevaricates, "What is that, Sir? said the President, "1 say Sir," repeated the aspirant "that the Presi dent prevaricates, good morning Sir;" and left the room. Honied woids these, between friends, Eh! 09* Tbe Washington Union says ihat " the policy of the Administration will relieve the people." It will no doubt " relieve" them just as the foowpad relieves the traveller?" re lieve" them of their purses and pocket-books.? Prtntice. SOMETHING FOR OUR MERCHANTS. FROM THE NIW YORK DRY GOODS REPORTER JULY 27. A greater activity ia observable in our *??gn than in our Domestic market. There is, however, a fair activity in this also. We have an abundant supply of sam ples of all denominations of Domestics, but the stock of each is very small, and a de mand for any considerable quantity of Shee tings or drills would not easily be supplied, while bleached goods are abundant. Brown Sheetings and Shirtings are in fair demand. In bleached the assortment is good and enquiry also. Drills are firm and stock small. Ticks are firm and assortment good. The export demand for Stripes is small. There is a good supply of Prints in the market and the sales are fair. Low blue Cloths and fancy Cassimeres are in some request, and low Kerseys and Lindseys are sold freely. Assortments of Flannels very good. J T'1? a88?Omenta of foreign goods are daily improving, and business generally is some 15 days in advance of last year. Our principal importers have good stock*, but not heavy?and the prospect of a good fall trade has not shown so favorable an aspect for a long time aa at the present season. rhe supply will be abundant, but, as we have before remarked, not excessive. The .nglish mills are not producing sufficient to cause an overstock to be sent to America: or, at least, bot until too late in the season lo interfere with fall sales. The supply 0f Blankets, flushing, and other similar goods, will not be as great as usual, and for these goods there is now an excellent demand.? I he better grade of all descriptions of dress goods are in good request and find ready sales. Inferior qualities are less wanted, and are selling lower in proportion to their cost. As a general remark, there are fewer inferior goods of foreign manufacture now than lormerly. In French goods we have a moderate supply, but so far aft we can judge, the assortments are very good?and desirable goods meet with a ready sale. Of Canton goods the demand continue good, with slight additions to the supply. Stocks of Barages very small,and good styles ia demand. Plain and fancy, biack and colored Alpacas, assortment very good : fi ner qualities quick sale?mode of colors in demand. Demand good for good style wool len Shawls. Some very good colored Cam brics, at less prices than American. The assortmrnt of Paddings is very good. Re cent arrivals add to the stock of Dundee goods, which is now heavy?assortment good. Low Blankets are scarse; other qual ities are in fair request?moderate supply. German and Belgian Cloth, assortment very good. Fair demand for low priced blues. A v*ry good assortment of prints exhibited, with a fair demand?good fall styles are freely taken. Good styles Cashmeres in demand. Assortments of Ginghams very good; better qualities are taken freely stock small. Sewing Silks have advanced about 25 cents per pound, A writer in the "Literary world" tells the following anecdote illustrative of Gen. Taylor's tact in the management of men : "Some time after Stillmaji's defeat by Black Hawk's band, Taylor, marching with a large body of volunteers and a handful of regulars in pursuit of the hostile Indian force, found himself approaching the Rock River, then asserted by many to be the true north-western boundary of the State of Illinois. The volunteers, as Taylor was informed, would refuse to cross the stream They were militia, they said, callffd out for the defence of the Stale, and it was uncon stitutional to order them to march beyond its frontier into the Indian country. Tay lor thereupon halted his command, and en camped within the acknowledged bounda ries of Illinois. He would not, as the rela tor of the story said, budge an inch further without orders. He had already driven Black Hawk out of the Slate, but the ques tion of crossing Rock River seemed hugely to trouble his ideas of integrity to the con stitution on one side and military expedien cy on the other. During the night, how ever, orders came, either from Gen. Scott or Gen. Atkinson, for him to follow up Black Hawk to the last. The quietness of the regular Colonel meanwhile had rather en couraged the mutinous militia to bring the proceedings to a head. A sort of town meeting was called, upon the prairie, and laylor invited to attend. After listening for some time very quietly to the proceed ings, it became Rough and Ready's turn to address the chair. "He had heard," he said, "with much pleasure, th? views which several speakers had expressed of the inde pendence and dignity of cach private Amer ican citizen. lie felt that all gentlemen there present were his equals,?in reality, he was persuaded that many of them would in a few years be his superiors, and perhaps, in the capacity of members of Congress, arbiters of the fortune and reputation of humble servants of the Republic like him self. lie expected then to obey them as interpreters of the will of the people ; and the best proof he could give that he would obey them was now to observe the orders of those whom the people had already put in the places of authority, to which many gentlemen around him justly aspired. In plain English, gentlemen and fellow-citizens i.f ^as becn PaMed on me from Washington to follow Black Hawk, and to take you with me as soldiers. 1 mean to do both. There are the flat boats drawn up on the shore, and here are Uncle Sam's men drawn up behind you on the prairie." "Stra-anger," added the man who told the story, "the way those militia men sloped into those flatboats was a caution. Not another word was said. Had Zach Taylor bnen with Van Renselaer at Niagara river, in the last war, I rayther think he'd taught him how to get militia men over a ferry." Will the editor of the Louisville Journal in form us how many Whig papers in Ohio^are true to Geo.Tnylnr? Will he now tell us of one 7?I^ouuvUU Democrat. Oh yes, several?the Scioto Gazette, the Cincinnati Chronicle, the Piqua Register, the Wilminglon Herald, the Springfield Republic, the Batsvia Courier, and the Tuscarawas Ad vocate. Will that do for to-day ? Prmlice. The Thrrc General*. The Knickerbocker for July give* the following extract* from the Visitor*' Book at 8t. Helena ; nBo"?7 ? gentleman ! a aoldier brave and true; Bat Wellington did wop him at the field or Water'. fool?Britisher. B0t 'T*?- ,od be,Uw fM> ""J tougher than f | v . Wa* Washington fa oore wot co?ld have wopp'd '?? both together !" | From lb* Evening Mirror. SHE LIVETH YET. AAeclioiMtely intcrtbed to the R??. Duncan Dunbar. IT H Elf BY MOIIOIU. She liveth yet, The bright blood plays in her ruddy cheek, The warm breeze floats in her sunny hair, And the little hand that was faint and weak Grows strong again by a mother's care; There is no shadow in our aleep, No pillow with grief at midnight wet, Ob, yet our link of love we keep? She liveth yet. She liveth yet. The chastising hand oar father laid Heavily upon our hearta that night, Has past away, and the evening shade Changed once more to the morning light, He gave, but he taketh not away So soon, the flower iu his garden set, We know not when we shall uiiss her play, She liveth yet. She liveth yet, And still we will keep for many a year, A grateful wish for the kindly thought And the sympathy, rare as the Peri's tear. That the true Warm-hearted stranger brought Still may his prayers on grateful wing Bear up her soul where the stars are set, Till Heaven's own angels o'er her sing? She liveth yet. NEWS &.c. BY THE MAILS. The track clear. General Houston, the old Alabama member of Congress, has again clear ed the field of all independent Democrats, and he will doubtless be returned to his old seat The Alabama Democratic Regulars can al ways scare away these volunteers. Murrellism again. There is a fellow by the name of Fry in Newton county, Miss., who has revived Murrellism. Redntly 'he ran off with two negroes of his^employer, a Mr. San dal), and one of Mr. Sandall's son's aged 12 years. Oue of the negroes has been retikeu, but the other and the child have not been heard of. Fry has two accomplices, Wm. and Geo. Mclntush, and he professes religion. Taylor7? Pen. The Cincinnati Gazette, tha? took us so fiercely to task for declaring it to be our opinion that General Taylor never wrote the Signal letter, says in its number of the 29th instant, that the old Hero 'marshals his ideas with as much beauty, precision, and effect as he does his troops.' True, every word of it? but why does not the Gazette state the fact, that he did not marshal the ideas in the Signal letter ? We asserted he did not, and it is ad mitted he did not. He is at least innocent of the crime of penning such a letter with his own hand. We shall soon know whether ho, ever signed it. Flashing in the West. The Lightning flash ed upon Zanesville from Boston on the 23d instant. By the middle oi August it will burst upon Cincinnati, aud by the middle of Septem ber Louisville will be struck by the fluid from Bunker Hill. , 03- A counterfeiter of money has been cau't in Dayton. The steamboat Chesapeake affair on Lake Erie is before the U. S. District Court at Co lumbus. Wish the officers and owners could be made to spend four or five years in solitary confinement! The huh Warbler. This is the title they have given in the West to Mrs. Ablamowicz, a Polish Lady singer. They say she sings with abandon, which in English means, a perfect rush. (0- A few days ago a little boy was assailed by a steer that had escaped in New Orleans from his prison house. The child' was pitched into the air, the horn catching him under.the chin, and when he tell the animal gored him terribly and trampled upon him. He would probably survive. OO- Peter M. Deshong, the wonderful sum mer up of figures, is figuring away in New York, and writing to the Southern papers about his great qualifications. Peter is an ar rant Figaro. J1 Volunteer7a Testimony.?'? I know a lad y in Monterey who is 150 years old; she can walk four miles per hour; she has a foot 12j inches broad ; her great toe is six inches longer than the balance of the toes?her height is four feet six inches, and she is four feet 6tx inches round the waist; she has a beard as strong as any man, and wears moustaches. She has been married seven times." The Delian Problem Solved.?The Worces ter (Md.) Shield publishes a geometrical solu. tion of the duplication of the Cube, with a dia gram , which is so badly executed, and no in correctly lettered, that we cannot tell whether the author has approximated to th^result or not. From the description given we think we recognise the old and only approximate geom etrically to the solution of this question by Eu ler. OO-The Manheim, Lancaster county, (Pa.) Planet has old Zach's flag flying. UHraism.?Whenever any act is done or any step is taken, either publicly or privately at the North, and that act or step can be explained by reference to the abolition of slavery, the press in the slave-holding Siates gets out of all temper, and sees abolition dissolving the Union. On the other hand when the South does any act, or takes any step no matter how public or how private, and that act or step can be tor lured into an explanation by referring it to the extension of slavery, the North grows furious ly angry, and points to the disruption of the Union by the slave power. This ultraism is unworthy of both North and South. Dr. Hanks has accepted the Presidency of the Univetsity of Louisiana. So William and Mary must try again. Baoww's. We would call attention to the advertisement of the Indian Queen Hotel, at Washington, now kept by (he sons of the late Mr. Brown, under whose management the house acquired its celebriiy. Notwithstanding the number of excellent new hotels in Wash ington, Brown's retains its place as a delightful sojourn for the Southerner. ' [N. O. Pic. 29th instant. 03- In New Orleans, in three days, 1335 im migrants arrived. 93- Up to yesterday Baltimore received 8, 182 bbls. of floor and exported 6,433 bbls. 03- Mr. Charles R. Stewart, it is said, will' be the Whig opponent of Mr. LigoD. If he is, he will put Mr. L. Hon du combat. Revenue Frauds. At Charleston, they hare detected a large number of empty pipes tod butts, with the New York and Norfolk custom house marks upon them, on their way to N. York to be filled with adulterated liquors, and to be reshipped to Charleston as the genuine foreign article. In this way the revenue has been defrauded of a heavy amount (0* The Palmetto is now in bloom in South Carolinr with ita glorious perfume. Sheriffs Captured. The other day as a boat laden with copper from Canada was crossing the river lo Detroit, she was boarded by an American sheriff with a writ of replevin? the mines from which the copper is dug being claimed by the party calling for the writ. The boat put back to the Canada side again, and was there boarded by a British sheriff with a writ of debt. She then turned her head down the river, and when last seen was on her way to Buffalo with both sheriffs on board! Iitfin, O., Standard is for'abiding the hour' in relation to the Whig candidate for the next President. We tell the Standard 'that hour has come and is gone." Surely the Whigs of Ohio do not intend to be Jews in this mat ter! Alexander Evans is the Whig Candidate for the next Congress in the Cecil or the 5th District of Maryland. The Whigs can elect him. Will they ? The Jamestown ashore?On the 28th instant, this noble vessel was ashore on Chinquoteag Shoal off Accomac. It is feared ahe will prove a total loss. More negro stealing.?A northern vesael in the port of Norfqlk yras stopped on the 29th inst., with two negro slaveson board, whom the crew all Iree blacks, had enticed from their masters. The penitentiary will be the reward of these industrious negro men stealers. Mortality among children in St. Louis is terrible. Fifty-nine under five years old died last week. One house in New York, has sent $200,000 worth of Cotton Drills to Cotton making China i fVho toont ride in an Chnnibuss note??The Emperor of Russia, is in the daily habit of riding in an Omnibus, as an ordinary passen ger, never permitting any more attention to be paid him than to others. There are 85 millions ol people in France. Semmes who shot Professor Davis of the Virginia University, a few years ago, has shot himself. He who takes the sword, Uc. A rascal by the name of Higman, an Eng lishman with black hair and eyes and a slave dealer, ran off a day or two ago frCm Plain field, New Jersey, with a girl by the name of PiiOBbe Morrison, aged 17. He left a wife and three children in destitution. Sudden Dxath.?A Miss Lippincott, of Morristown, New Jersey, a lady in poor health, died of hemorrhage of the lungs on the 28th instant, at Niagara. Her death was produced by the excitement ariaing from viewing the Falls of Niagara! Dr. Tilghman of Baltimore, is the Surgeon to the President's Own. The return of the Volunteers at Nashville, was celebrated by a barbecue a few days ago? and by the exchange of several sho(8 in per sonal affrays! Another track clear.?Mr. Cravens w. has withdrawn, and left Mr. Hackleman in sole possession of the Whig side of the track in the 3rd Indiana Congressional District. Mr. H is ccruin of his election. JYo law for lost property.?Mr. Hagner the 3rd Auditor has decided that there is no law in force authorizing remuneration for properly lost by volunteers during the existing war with Mexico. Every disinterested lawyer in the land is of a different opinion, but what matters it ? There is no money in the Treasury, and the laws are construed accordingly by this absolute-monarchy administration. The Little Fox.?Mr. Van Buren, has been peregrinating through his native Slate on apo litical mission. He finds it impossible to in. terfere with the Taylor ball. Yesterday Christ Church in New York was burned. The fire was very destructive. Coincidence.?Mr. Van Buren and Mr. Patent Office Commissioner were in Rochester together. W hat is Mr. Burke doing in the Nonh when he should be in the South? The Wind Ship.?Mr. Thomas the inventor of (his Ship is soon to start for Santa Fe, tak ing with him four horses and one six pounder, Success to him! The Detroit Free Press d. says who denies hereabouts that General Taylor is a Whig? No such fool is to be found." That's right Mr. Bagg. Stick to the truth. Mr. Trist was?not a graduate of West Point. He staid there three years, and resign ed for family reasons. It would be well if he could be induced to resign his present post of Commissioner for the same reasons?but he got it for those reasons, and here's an end of that affair. The French in New York had a grand jolli fication on the Three Daya in Paris. The Streak of Lightning.?A new paper in New York. Send it to us Mr. Hardinge. Hope it wont burn our fingers. Gen. Scott's despatch, says the Union, is ?he 4th of June. Remember this. The Editor of the Pittsburg Despatch, says if he can't h?y a press very soon, he intends to vote himself one! OO- A theatre was so full some time since that the people had no room to laugh laterally, but had to do it perpendicularly ! 0O- The Ashboro', (N. C.) Herald, (Whig) is out for the old Thunderer of Buena Vista. OO-Racourci Bend in the Mississippi river is to be cut off by a channel half a mile long. It will save twenty miles of navigation. Hon. Mr. llarmaiison.?One of hia frienda writing to the Vidalia Intelligencer says of him that he is " some pumkins." Another ol his friends replies and says, " no?he is some squashes." Fight it out, gentlemen. Aeiesfroin Matamoros.?Two clerks?defal cations. OO-Mr. Clay was at Blue Sulphur last Satur day. OcKThey are atill experimenting on gun col ton in Philadelphia. If the news be true all this is labor loat, for wt are now to beat our swords into pruning hooks, and to spin our gun cotton into yarn! 99- A careless fellow by the name of Cole man killed two persona in Philadelphia on Wednesday?accidentally. This is the second thing of the kind that has happened to him. Desperate Resignation.?The Cleveland True Democrat a violent opponent of Gen. Taylor, says that the old Hero, " now permits himself to be crowned" President! Hou> to render Mvuqu&oet JYon- Combative.? Generally speaking, the most simple means are the most effective, but all sons of means have been ineffectually tried, to get rid ol those san guinary serenaders whose music is anything but soothing. The Pittsburg Journal, howev er, han, at length, discovered a sovereign pre ventive against the attacks of mu6quitoes, and should ii prove to be all that it professes, he deserves a public vote of thanks. He it is: " Buy a small quantity ol penny-royal?it is best as prepared by the Shakers?put it in a box with a tight cover, and when night comes, and the hungry musquitoes are flying about seeking whom to devour, uncover your box, and they will not venture into the room where the penny-royal (blessings on the old lady who first discovered tbe invaluable herb,) may be. They will hover about the open window, buz zing all sorts of vengeance and whetting their nippers, but they will not dare to come in." CITY AFFAIRS. Robbery at the City Pott Office.?We have just learned that one of the clerks of the City Post office was caught about two o'clock to day breaking open a letter with fifty dollars en closed in it. He was immediately arrested. Money, it is said, has been missing for some time from letters in the office. 09-The total amount of receipts on the Western Section of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal during the last year, have been greater by $801,25 than those received during any previous year in the whole line; oo- a man was thrown from his carryall in driving along the Avenue, and carried into a store. No bones were broken. 09- Whooping Cough has prevailed among us this season to an unusual extent and has proved fatal in a large proportion of cases. The Summer disease in children has also been very prevalent. 09- The Rev. R. R. Gurley, has been ap pointed Pastor of the Central Presbyterian Church in this city, in place of the Rev. W. McCallo, who returns to Philadelphia. ttj"On yesterday the distribution of premi ums among the pupils of the different Public Schools in this city took place. The occaison was one of great interest to parents and othera 03* The Rev. Mr. Gurley of Washington City was on TbursJsy.the 29th insL unanimously elected Paster of the Central Presbyterian Church on 8th street between G aod H by the congregation of that church. [Baltimore Sun please copy. SCHOOL-BOOK8, in greet variety, for sale by ROBERT FARNHAM, jy 31 if Corner of 11th st and Peon Avenue. -TO-1LLIAM WA8H1NGTON, Fsshionab'i vv Barber, Hair Dteaser, and Shaapoonar Gadsby's Hotel, Corner Pennsylvania Avenue am 3d sUeet. july 81 tf WAsarvoTON, Jplv 31, 1947. TAKE NOTICE.?That the partnership hereto fure existing between Mrs. Barker and Mra. Fd is this day dissolved by mutual consent Tbe bu siness will beroaAer be conducted by Mrs. Barker on her own account. Mrs. BARKER, july 31?3t Mrs. FILL. STAPLE DRY GOODS. 3pHE 8UBSCRIBEK8 offer for sale on literal [_ terms a most extensive assortment of 8:;iplc ry Goods suitable for stesmboats, hotels and 1 rlvsU families to which the attention of purchasers ih re spectfully solicited?most of tbe goods hsve lieen manufactured to order and are warranted to be in every respect as represented. The following can be recommondrd with confidence, special pains hav ing been taken in their selections, vis: Linen Sheeting from 4-4 to 12-4 wide of super ior fabric and bleach. Berth and Cradle Blankets ; also 9-4,10-4,11-4, 12-4 do, extra fine. White and colmed Quilts and Counterpanes, all sixes and qualities. Pillow Linen? 4-4 and 6-4, with imm ediate widths. Dsmask TsMe Cloths sad Napkins from low priced to cosily?style and quality of Napkins to match the Cloths. Damask Table Linen, from 6-4 to 10-4, extra finish and exUa stout. Towelling in every variety?Huck, Diaper, Ac. Plain and plaid Glass Towelling 4-4 Damask TowrU, rich figures, full sixe English printed Bairns, Stair Baixes, Stair Linen, Linen flour covering, worsted and cotton and em bossed cloth Table Covers, English and French Chintxes, bro. Hollands, French Linen Drapery Muslins, Muslin Curtsins, white and brown Linen end Buffllolland for window shades, French painted Shsdes. The above goods together with the largest and ' best selected slock of materials for Cnrtains snd Fur : niture Covering to be found in this country are offered wholesale and retail at piices worthy the notice of buyers. The special attention of Ship owners. Steamboat companiea and Hotel proprietors is desired. Every srticle in our line will bo furnished st a bare com mission on the importation cost. Blankets and Quills will be manufactured if desired, either in thia country or Europe, with name interwoven in white or colored letters. rATON & CO., July 31?tf 23 John street, N. Y. THE 1'LUMBE NATIONAL DAGUEERIAN j GALLERY, Concert Hall, renn. av., over Todtft Hat Store. | TWO PATENTS liRAM'ED UNDER TltE OREAT SEAL Or TUK UNITED 8TATES. AWARDED THE GOLD snd Silver Medals, four first premiums, snd two highest honors, at the National, tbe Massachusetts, the New York, snd the Pennsylvania exhibitions, for the most splen did colored Daguerreotypes and beat apparatus. <rj Portraita taken in any weather, in tbe most | exquisite style. Apparatus and Stock wholesale and retail. Instructions given in the srt. july 27?3m WHO WANTS A I.OT OF GROUND AT A CHEAP PRICE!?Tbe suhecriber has divided his fsrm snd laid off a tract of about 40 acres into lots of from one, two, four, snd six acres each, which he will sell st low prices and on esey terms, so that it may be within the means of any person to purchaae one, and thereby to aecure to himself and family a homestead. These lota are handsomely situated in a very healthy location, on a public road, aliout 1J milea from the Navy Yard Bridge, on tbe east side of the Anacostia river. The soil is well suited for garden purposea or the cultivation of fruit trees, and several excellent springs of water are near to them. There ia also sufficient wood on each of the lotalo enclose them, and timber in abuudance.can be had in the neighbor! ood to erect any building at a vary low price. Ttioee wiahing to purchase, will do well to apply soon, as ibey caa have a choice of location, dkc. Also, for sale, a one-story fog DWELLING HOUSE, with as much land as may be desired, ad joining the above lute, vary handsomely situated, and with a small expanse could be converted into a dwelling for two snjail familiea. For further particulate apply to G. A. SAGE, Near the Good Hope Tavern. D. C. july *1?tf WELL AR'S PATENT JAPAN bTTckJjv&. P haw to ea? the attention ru?iog a good article in Blacking, J d. TW Manufacturer, knowing the excellent properties of Us Blanking, sent um plee to various persons (each as Boot Mskera, <Scc.) aiao to eevsral of the Newspapers. The extracts underneath are from aosne of the papers, they apeak for tbemeelves; alao several parsons who tried it have called and (aid that the Japan Liquid Blacking waa auperior to any thing they had aver used. EXTRACTS FROM JTEWSPAPBHS. WtUar-t Patau Japan MnaHiy Is the name of an excellent article; we have seen a need, and can highly recommend it?N. American, April 15. . *ng ? <?? of the moot eupsrb and aatiafactory articles of the day. It'imparts a brilliance and poliah beyond description. We have tried it.? ?Go and do like wise.'?Spirit of the Times, April 3d. By reference to another column, an I will be found for an excellent article of Blacking, in a Liquid form, for Boots, fee. It has been highly recommended by many who have tried it. ft not only givee, with very little trouble, a beautiful* jet polish, but retains it much longer than any other. It u aold by the Agent of the Manufacturer at No. 50, Chesnut atreet. Buy A bottle, one trial will prove the fact?PfeiL Ledger, April 23. Wellar's Blacking is one of the most ahining arti cle in the market.?Spirit of the Timce* April 3. Patent Bbckings-V^l. Weilar, No. 50, Ches not St., has prepared s Patent Liquid Blacking, which ^pMVuose a beautiftil jet Poliah, and does not injure the leather. Thoea who wwrid have a polish ed understanding should rsad the advertiaamant in another oalumn.?U. 8. Gazette, May 1. Wdlar't Patent Japan /Stacking is about the beat article of die kind we have aeen. The poliah which it imparta to the undnqtandingt of man in brilliant and lsstit>g:' we Have tried it snd it boota us to say all this in its behalf.?Evening Bulletin, Juhe 7th. ? The Manufactures can produce numerous testi moniala similar to the afwve, from private individuals and from othat papers, but lh? above extracts are sufficient to convince any person that U turer has not exaggerated; but that upoi the Blacking wUI be found as represented, ex in every respect, J. WELLAR, Manufacturer, No. $d, Chesnut street, Philadelphia. CHARLES STOTT, comer Penn. Avenue and 7th street, Agent for Washington, D. C july 16?tf ?ogSigfe and UBLtTS, wG. ?I tioft, fair, and delicately white. Ladies Hiding. Gardening, or Psipting, and Gen it.owing, ate., or any amusement or exertion preju dicial to the hands, wUI find the improved ROUGH AND RBtftDY WA8H BALLB and TABLETS pleasingly efficacious In removing all hardness, slain, redness, and all Other cutaneous disfigurement; pre venting and rendering the akin soft, fab, and pKable. From the.nice combination of Balsamic ingredi ents introduced into the man position, they forjn a fine C.camy Lather, with the hardest <* Sefc Water, which renders them very deairable for Salt Water BatSa.' tVf poSm ue moat aoftening and i freshing aeneatiou,nmd will ha found an excellent ' substitute for tbe Flesh Brush. r They are highly recommended to Captains of Ships, Merchants, and all who trade with foreign countries, as they will retain their virtue in any cli ate. For aale by CHA8. STOTT. l^tf * tmw ?f 7tL + Pa- *v Ealnts, Oils, Mid Paint Brushes, Ac. ?The subscriber has Just received a large snd ih supply of PAINT8, OILS, Ac, part of which are named below. They are guaranteed to be pure and good, and from the best manufactories. All perrons wanting such articlea would find it to their advantage to call, aa I am determined to sell lower than similar articlea can be got at any other place in this city. 350 kegs White Lead 120 lbs. Chroma Green 130 lbs. Chroma Yellow 30 lbs. Chrome Red 100 lbs. Pun Verdegris 300 lbs. Red Lead and Litharge 100 lbs. Imperial Oman 600 lbs. Venetian Red and Sp. Brown in oil< 30# lbs. Yellow Ochre in oil 100 Ibe. Paris Green, dry 50 lbs. do. do. in oil A large amrtmmt qf Paint and White Wash Brushes. 400 lbs. Lamp Black, dry and in oil 10 lbs. Sp. Whiting 1000 lbs. Putty *? 300 Boxes of Window Glass, all sixes 5 bbls. Linseed Oil 5 bbls. Copal and Japan Varnish 3 bbls. Sp. Turpentins " 1 cask bleached Lamp Oil, at 75 ctspr.gall. Also, PURE PINE OIL, received fresh from the manufactory every week. CHARLE8 STOTT, comer 7th street april 37?000 and Penn. Av. SEASONABLE MEDICINES. Bull's extract of Sarsaparilla Sand's do do Lrfdyl do do Towaitad'a do BckwaMNl do Hudrti *?acea These medicines s/n?!? StodJId'Melit, and T WUrr*!^ *** Mnums. At this aea?m of ^ Wghly beneficial for pu rging ths blood and invigoreting the system, tor sale by CHAS. 8T0TT. Drug db Apoth comer of 7th <t Pa sr. may 31 tf may IStf 1^00 pounds of Alum, CUAS. S Apoth corner 7th & Ps. __ a -?awo ua A1U1U* Drug & CHAS. STOTT, VARNISH. _ Coach Varnish W?- I Furniture do M * do do Scraping do Japan do Loathe r do For sale in five gallon tins by CHAS. STOTT, Drugsnd Apoth conisr of 7lhdt Pea*. may 21 tf I IVI^JE?.TJ!RDICATED INDIA RUBBER J?OROUS StWMtksatag Plaster. JN^camswhsmjt is thought rfv^hle to keep ?d, theae plasters will be found high ly valuable, la fool, ail the benefit that can acerus (root a cqwUnnoua rn?W aiiliat will be prodooad in the moet officiant manner by them. AemRbau maftMfcLoafoaga, Gent, Enlargement sf the Joists, Chroois Dbsaaa of ths Lisar, Spleen, Lungs, or other internal oagana, in short, m all other cases where wanning or strengthening plasters are bene ftcial, thaaa win be found to to *perior to any now in uae. Pbr sals by may 91 if CHARLES STOTT. Drug 4 Apoth cower 7ih * Pa sv.