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For Prenideut,
Subject to the decision of the Whig- National
DoMBEr and Son. We have just received
Part XI of this deeply interesting story, by
Dickers, and will commence its republication
in the National Whig tomorrow. Look out
for something exciting.
We learn from the Med,cal Journal that a physician
in Georgia, in recently a'tempting to prepare
gun cotton from a receipt sent him by a brother pby
sician, ?n unsuccessful, and found to his astonishment
that hia cotton would neither explode nor ignite,
being anti-inflammable. On investigating, to
And out the cauae, he found that he had not uaed
the right acid, muriatic acid, we suppose. He repented
the procene, and the renult wai the same ; so
that he claima to have discover, d a method of rendering
cotton incombustible. He says that this cotton
can be prepared with little expense, as he has
tested the matter sufficiently to know that it can be
manufactured into cloth, the lint and texture of the
cotton being not in the least iojured, but capable of
being made into clothing with aa much ease as from
the common material.
The New York Reformer.?The Editor of this
paper accuses us of refusing to pey his bill for printiug
our Prospectus, and calls un all manner of hard
names. He ie in error. We never refused to pay
hia bill. Some one prevented us with it a few
weeks ago and our answer was, that it was not then
convenient to pay it, hut that it would be attended
to due time. The Editor of the Reformer will copy
this in justice to us, if he be a printer.
Collegiate.?The annual examination of the pupils
of Waahington College, Cheatertown, Md., took
place on the 14th instant, Judge Chambers presiding
and delivering the address for the occasion.
The progress of the pupils in beok knowledge is
spoken of . very highly by the Kent News.
Ji Tyrant and a Urate of a Quarter Maittr.?
One Thomas U. Eastland, a Democratic Quarter
Master at the llrazos, lias been playing the tyrant
and brute. The New Oileans Bee details some of
hia acts. One was to pull down the houses of five
fish< rman and banish them from the Island. Another
was to be.it a drunken man with an iron stick
until streams of blood flowed from the woundsAnd
a third was to seize, brutally whip, and send
oft' to Vera Crux, the Sheriff of Nueces County,
Texas, and two of his assistants, without the least
cause therefor. This fellow is an appointee of
President l'o.k from New Orletina. The exasperated
people of Nueces County have threatened to
lynch him.
YV/i 11 a falling off'?Andrew Johnson <t. was
ehcted to the last Congress by a majoriyof 1343.
This time he has got in bv 313 majority. So much
for the vilification of the Hero of Monterey, by this
disciple of Robert Tlile Owen.
Nomination of Gen. Taylor by the Legislature of
Tennessee.?This was made a question in the recent
election by the whole Whig Press of Tennessee,
and by the Whig candidate for Governor, anil
the people responded by else ling a legislature
pledged to carry into effect this object. The Whig
Papers of Tennessee assure us that the Legislature
will be Hue to its insttuetion on this point.
The Mitchell business again.?We learn from
good authority?a gentleman to whom Mitchell told
it himself?that he [Mitchell] recently visited the
President with a view of getting his influence in ap.
plying for a Pension, but that the President thinkhe
came to ask alms, jjave him a cold shoulder,
and sent him to his private Secretary, who gave him
toe extraordinary sum of fifty cents. The bounty
of the President runs in fillies. He gave fifty dollars
to the starving Irish, and now he has given fifty
rants to a pour soldier who has lost both his arms in
the battle field!
Florida Mailt.?We learn from the Florida pa.
pers that Senator Wrscolt has been busy in trying
to get the Post Master General to betrer and increase
the mail facilities of that Stale, hut so far his
efforts appear to be ineffectual. Mr. Wescutt must
wait till old Zach comes in and then the wants of
bis constitutrnts will be attended to and granted.
The Jacksonville, Florida News of the fith instant,
states tHat Col. Mcliitosh, 'of Duval, Is making arrangements
to e'rWr largely into the cultivati .n of
the grape.
Important Work.?The Ocgla Argus, Florida,
learns that Capt. Sprague, U. 8. Army, has in p>ess
at New York, a history o( Florida from its early
|}ip>T^. ^
Florida Soldiers?Little Florida has turned out
four Companies to fight the Mexicans. Captain
Livingston's corps sailed from St. Marks on the
16th inst. Where is the redoubtable Democratic
Toting District ol I he tenth l.egton' Uen the
Union answer?
A writer of the last oentury quainily observed
that, when the cannon of the princes began war, the
cannons of the church were destroyed. "It was,"
aSya he, "first mitre (hat governed the w <rld, and
f^en nifre?flpit ?a|nt fpter, and llten saltpetre."
' Lend me the National Whig,1'
' I can't do it; you wouldn't lend ma your new
coat t'other day, you know."
"Nonsense; that's another thing: I enly want to
tead it to the ladies."
"I only wanted to wear your coat to see the ladiea."
The Springfield Republican relates ihe singular
death of a swallow. It was impaled on the lightning
rod of a house. As the rod runs up above
the chimney, it ia mo-t probable that the bird was j
dropping down into its place of abode, with the ;
swiftness which is common to the species, an I I
niis5in| its aim, struck the point of ilia rod directly
into its body, and thus came to iia death.
Early Corn was gathered in Kent County, Md.,
on the 11th instant, ground into floor and made
into bread.
Mr. Gohjsborough vjsited Cumberland and Frnatburgh
laat Week, and waa received by the people in
the moat enthu?iaatic manner.
If,' taid an Iriah apothecary, 'you find three lomhlera
of wbiakey punch diaegree with yon over night,
don't take 'em til) next day, and (hen leave 'em off
Pouxr't Creek Slave hrnt nrrire.l inJNevr York.
The w|tnle world ia on the tiptoe to ace it. ft in to
bf exhibited?for money I
Floor fell 36 centg a barrel in Baltimore yeater
It is now no longer a matter of doubt, that
the Opposition is in the ascendant in both
Houses of the next Congress. The House of
Representatives will have a clear Whig majority,
without counting upon the Calhoun discontents.
The Senate is not so fortunate; hut
the Whigs in that body will be aided hv enough
Calhoun men to put the Administration in
minority. It is not worth while to stop here,
and show this assumption to he the fact by the
figures; for the attentive observer will at once
see that we are right.
It is no light July that awaits the Opposition
of the next Congress. The most responsible
portion of the Government will be upon their
shoulders. They will not he suffered to do
their duty to the country?to the whole country?unmolested
; but every appliance will be
used to make them stumble?to malte them
turn their footsteps from the path of right into
the way of error; every exertion will be made
to embarrass them, to deceive them, to prevent
their acting together, to divide and conquer.
As a minority. Democrats act with perfect
unanimity in their parliamentary proceedings.
To these difficulties, which surround the Opposition
iu Congress, will be added the immense
power of the Executive, interested in
pulling and drawing against the intentions of
his opponents.
The contest, then, is one of the greatest moment?of
the most intense interest. The next
Congress will not merely have this or that
measure to change, to adopt, to modify?but
to it will be entrusted the duty of vindicating
the Constitution from the violations of the
President, of arraigning and punishing the
President for those violations if deemed to be
attainable, und of closing the Mexican war
without endangering the peace and integrity
of the Onion. On the other hand, the House
of Representatives will be called upon to provide
ways and means to liquidate the tremeu
dous debt which will hang over the head of
the natiun in December next, and to pay the
interest ihereon?il indeed it may nut have lo
(ill the Treasury with another and another
loan. to bring the war to a close.
lit the midst of these high duties the next
Congress will find itself lettered, in sotue degree,
by the Presidential question ; both parties
in it will be looking after the succession. It
is true the Opposition will he less concerned
about this question, because they have a man
already in the field who will prostrate every
opposing obstacle, and go into the Presidency
with a sweeping vote; but the Administration
will he in such a divided slate, that they will
do nothing in the public business, if it can be
The Administration will of course light to 1
keep their measures in existence, whether they I
be good or bad. Indeed the question of good
or bad never does afl'ect their movements, and
much less when they are in the minority. The
country's good will not enter their thoughts
once. Everything will be regarded in a party
light. Ever unscrupulous in their objects, and
111 iiiit |iiii7*un ui uieir ooj?eis, tney will lie
more so than usual as the prospect of losing
power increnses upon llteir vision. Sucli is
the stale of things which ihe Opposition will
have lo encounter, as surely as Congress conies
Rut what will the Opposition do? We are
justified in slating one thing they will do; and
that is, thai they will do as Gen. Taylor lold
Gen. Wool, after the bal le of Queua Vista,
we should all do, if we would succeed?jmll
together. Herein is the secret of success in' all
things, and especially ip political legislation
and political movements. It ig the motto ol
triumph. 'It is the-vasenne of everything lo he
attained in life. Starting with this principle,
it remains lo see what course uf policy the
Opposition will pursue. First and foremost,
it will look exclusively to the good of the iehole
country, irrespective of party. In this particular,
the liberal sentiments of Gen. Taylor
will exert great good. In the next place, the
bringing of the Mexican war to a close will
be the grand feature of the session. Wo ligve
already shown What is the feeling upon this
subject, what plans are in embryo, what designs
are on foot, what prdpositions entertain
ed. There will be no cuiiqueit of any part of
Mexico by force. If the United Slatea'acqnire
any one of the Slates of Mexico, it will be,
must be, as Texas was acquired?by her own
free will and consent. This policy pyay or
may not require tl\e evqcuiqtjnii of Meyioo by
our armies, and of Iter ports by our naval
forces. This inust be ^determined by existing
lelattons?by existing circumstances. In the
third place, resistance to the Executive will,
by Congress, will lie a deadly contest, vyhich
will inevitably take place ; and it will 'require
all the poWer of (he Opposition to' put dbfen
the President's encroachments upon the Constitution,
both in the making of the laws and j
in the execution of them, jdndey this category j
....it -n a,..,.., r?. I
'r?v'""" ixMuiry's
gpud?such as the incfepsp of the public
lajfes, the abandonment of the silly sub-Treasury,
the improvement of the harbors and
rivers, &c. ike.
There are minor works which must not be
neglected by either House. In the selection ol
their officers, they will ol course put in tnspi
of the majority wj^y of thinking?good men,
active men, tiuo linen, and''intelligent men.
The spoilsmen or the minority have long
enough rioted in the Treasury vaults. It is
time tliey should give way to men who can
bring the highest evidences of fitness, and who
shall be appointed for their virtues nnd excel
lencies, and not merely for their politics.
A stormy session awaits the country, no
doubt; hut the Opposition is wise in their ilej
terniin'alion to Ire as calm ns a " summer's I
morning,'1 anil to let the minority make al'I
the storm, and noise, aod fury, they can. The {
Opposition wdl wear its robes of power with
Ship Ftwr.?The mortality among the emigrants
at Quebec and Mantreal, ia truly appalling.
It eeema to he on the increaae, instead of diminiah
inn. The Jealln at Oromw Iala on th? 13th, up to I
10 o'clock, A. M. were 31 ! Inmatea of the hnppi1*1.
33M. At Char|e? Point Hoapital near Montreal
on t|f 16th, 33. Nqmbetof pick 1397.
Peter StajrvMwit wa? worth 14 milliona of dollar*
"Oil! wad Home power the pftie gie us
To nee nursel* as it hers see us."
It is amusing, says lite Philadelphia Enqt
rer, to listen to some persons, when describli
their own merits, qualifications, families ai
pecuniary circumstances. They either deceei
themselves, or iliey in ike most ahsuiJ efl'oi
to deceive others, as to the real position thi
occupy in the world. They may he nmiat
and friendly enough, geueiaily speaking, h
they desire to appear better and more impoita
than they really are, and in attempting to a
cumplish this object of vanity, selfishness
pride, they assume to themselves facultit
qualifications, and advantages utterly at va
auce with the facts, and calculated only to e
cite a smile. They pretend to a condition
afTairs that has no existence. They boast
their wealth, their associates, their family co
nexions and influence, and in so doing tin
utter much extravagauce, much exaggerate
?ay, to speak plainly, much falsehood. Fet
vety few are misled by this policy, which wi
a majority it only produces a'feeling of coi
tempi. The true course, the honest, lite hi;
minded, is to aim at the loftiest qualities of i
tegriiy, truth, reputabiliiy and unsullied cba
acter, and not to forget the reality by wearir
a mask, or assuming a position which is n
really enjoyed. How frequently, too, do ?
see individuals bow before money, by eulogi:
ing wealthy friends and relatives, as if an it
limacy or a conuexion with such persons cot
stituted a matter of the least importance,
merit formed the test, il courtesy, grace, bene'
olence and education?and these allied wit
humility, were alluded, were alluded to as ol
jects of admiration and ambition, the philost
phy would indeed be commeodable. But whe
all these ore sacrificed for money? when a dii
honest man with an income of $5000 a yet
is spoken of as little inferior to a demigoi
while an intelligent, a virtuous, but a por
man, is avoided?and when this course of po
icy is regarded by those practising il, ns calct
laled to elevate them in the eyes of the worl
?the folly and the guilt of such miserable pn
tence are indeed palpable. There is anotlo
error of a kindred character in social life, wliic
is hy no means rare. It is the disposition eve
among neighbors, not to appear belter ilia
they are in a moral sense, but wealthier?n<
to aim at'worth and virtue, hut consequent
and importance, through the assumed or pri
tended possession of money. If such reall
were as rich as they pretend to be, the mistak
would still be a serious one ; but being poc
comparatively, and yet assuming to be othei
wise, llie folly or such conduct is most absurd
We very often, too, find people who boast c
tome remote connexion, as if such n fact,Slip
posing it to he a fact, were calculated to olovat
thein in point of merit and importance. Thei
forget that it is the duly of all not to deteriorat
in position' and respectability, not to depen
upon others for consequence and reputptionbui
so to think and to act; as to render all sue
iiifinence unnecessary. i\ntl when too, as
often happens these very connections are of n
moment whatever, the character must be Ira
and feeble, that is compelled to lean upon llier
lor support. But there are pretenders ever
where, in all ranks and conditions of life. Th
self deceived may be found in every circle o
society. They fancy lliut the world is blind
and they alone can see, They are misled b'
pasqion, by prejudice, by vanity, by selfinteresl
or by some other quality of the kind, and thus
mistaken themselves, they are deluded will
the notion that others ennpot poqeirate the ihii
yeil with which they attempt to disguise iliPi
motives. Far better to think and act honestly
in a spirit of truth,manliness and independence
for then we shall have no occasion for the linl
low and shallow trickety of pretension, no rea
son to seem other than we are?no cause t
overpraise our associates, to exaggerate ou
influence, or administer, by means of misrep
mciiiuuuii miu luisfnuuu, 10 our vaniiy am
self importance.
A'fter the battle of Bueua Vista, the peopf
of Alton anil the adjacent country, held a pub
lie meeting, at which the Hon. N. Pope, judgi
of the United States Court, presided. At ilia
meeting resolutions complimentary to Genera
Taylor, a'nd thg Queers and men under hin
were passed. Coplds of the resolutions wen
forwarded* pursuant to instructions of tin
meeting, to Gen. Tdylof, rind helutv we givt
his reply. |l |s brief, and characteristic of tht
brave general and modest tnan.
Head Quarters, Armt of Occupation,^
Crimp nenr Mnnlerry. >
July 13, 1847. 5
Sir: It is with sentiments of warrp jralitudi
and high respect, thr, ^ acEowieilge the receip
"j imp iwiuiuuwiia auupicu at it UllTlin^ OI II1I
citizens of Alton and Mndtaon county, Illinois
on ifto 17th April last.
While we accept, with felings Of deep gyatli
lation these testimonial* of approval and respee
fropi the Stale of Illinois, srt distinguished hj
the gnllnnt benring-nnd devoted patriotism o
her sons, in tfie late conflicts, it ja with cordia
sympathy that "'e oflt-r our condolence for thi
loss of many ol her noblest spirits, and nssurt
her, that hy their heroic example, and the stint
ttlus of her approval, we shall etill strive t<
mantaio the honor and the fame of the conn
Be pleased, sir to convey to those who thu:
have honored us the'grateful acknowledgement
and respect of the troops, jegylar autf yoluit
teej, which I have t'hr pleasure to command.
1 I remain Willi high'regard.
Your most obedient servant,
Maj, Gen'I U.S. Army.
Judge N. Popb.
President late meeting of citizens of Alton
[From our own Coireapondent.]
(linnoitTowN. Aug. 84, 1847.
Mb. Editor:?There wi. a moat nefarious ai
tempt on Saturday night last to art on fire the grocer
tore of Mr. J|no M. Bell of thia town ; in this, a
appear* from the facta a* they have been so fur ol
gained, two negro men, one a free man, and the othf
a slave, were engaged; the former, from the repn
aentationa of the latter, wan the actor in the edai
wbilat the a lave waa a mere looker op to ace things we
done. There ia aome doubt as to whether or not th
lave can be a witness againat the free gentleman i
color. Thb may be. and I dare egj is true, but it
sooner it ia rendered by a change in the law, othe
wise, the better. I am happy to atnte that but lilt
damage was done.
Auolhtr Wirt ia to be stretched from Philade
phia through Wilmington, Newcastle, and Dover i
Lewistown on the South Cape of Delaware.
Tvesdat, Auguut 24, 2 P. M.
1 The New Orleans mail of the I7lli instant
arrived at Ricinond this morning, but brought
us no army news.
ll' The Washington Union of last evening pulilishes
a rr/aciameiilo of the news from i'ueblu j
in Kendall's correspondence, made up, it says j
ve from Vera Cruz letters of the 7th insl., which
rl11 j have been received here and shown to tlw edi |
- iu.. ? HOC .=> ??? ?? .? .u? inuuic |
' which we liave not already laid before our rea 1
ul era. , *
nl Tbe Union liowever lakes occasion lo declare
c* that the Executive is prepared lo prosecute the
or war with additional vigor, note that all liopei of
peace are at an end?an admission which we
ft place on record for future reference.
X- The Executive journal also declares that no
of order has gone to General Scon to pause in
of his onward movement for any cause whatever,
n short of a ratification of a treaty of peace, and
Y that he was to march upon the city of Mexico,
)n the moment General Pierce's reinforcements
v> reached Puehla. It ridicules the idea, put forth
>!> hy the National Intelligencer, that the General
would not move forward before the close of
fh September.
# The New Orleans Spanish paper of the 15th
r- instant, publishes a Tamptco letter in which i
ig is said that General Scott commenced his march
ot upon the capitol on the 5tia instant. It has a
re rigmarole story about a correspondence between
i- Santa Ana and General Scott, in which the
i* former proposed to sell his country for gold.?
General Scott does nut deal with such cards.
If He leaves to the President of the United States
r. the Itonorahle employment of such means to
h obtain a peace.
> Mr. Stanton, the Democratic representative
>. from the Memphis Tennessee District is reeleo
n ted to Congress by a majority of 25, and we
8- again correct our list accordingly.
>r Mr. Hohbie is continuing his exertions for a
I, postal arrangement with Great Britain with
>r favorable hopes of success?as we learn from
I the official Gav.ette.
i- Mr. Gillet, the Solicitor ol the Treasury, ndd
verlisps for sale, an immense quantity of land
! belonging to the United Stales in the different
r Stales. This is one of the desperate shifts of i
h ! the administration to replenish the sinking 1
n Treasury. I
u Our contemporaries of this morning, are <
>t publishing the accounts of the loss which the '
e St. I.ouis Battalion received on the Plains '
>- from an encounter with the Indians. It was
y printed in this paper on Saturday last in a
e telegraphic dispatch from Cincinnati. (
ir II we are to believe Mr. Grund, the Wash
' ington correspondent of the Baltimore Sun, i
I. we shnll surely have peace at no very distant
'I day with Mexico, if we have it not already.
It is true Mr. G. does not give his authority
e for his opinions, hut we are to remember that '
l Mr. Grund's opinions are authority ! At a I !
e events, he says that if the Mexicans will not
d cotne to terms, they are to he threshed into
~ th em I
ji Lexington, Kr. Taylor Meeting.?A tre0
meudous meeting, without distinction ol exislj|
trig parties, was held in Lexington, Ky. on the
? 14th instant. G. B. Kinkead, Esq., presiding,
y and after due deliberation, they nominated
p Gen. Taylor for the Presidency, amid (lis most
.1' enthusiastic cheering. A mass meeting to
I ratify tins nomination is to be held on the I3tli {
j. of next month at ^exington. The ball is lairly ;
in motion in Kentucky, and will be Ijepl mov"
i ing in all purls of the Stale. A committee was H
I, appointed to address the public on the subject '
? ol the old Hero's election to the Presidency by i
r the People, _ 1
The Emprror of Rn-sia. The rumors of
the abdication of the Emperor Nicholas are '
regarded as certainly correct. The Havre
u Journal of the 2nd instant, connects the ab- (
r dication with recent financial transactions 1
- 011 the part of the Emperor. i* asserted
J that he will rcRtoye to Italy and be spccee- '
ded hy his regular heir. The cause as- (
signed for the art is domestic suffering and
p unhappiness.
. The Westfrq\ f'elegraph. By a card in (
1 the Zanesville papers, we see that RJr. ON t
, Reilly promises to ligve the Telegraph ex- \
a tended to ^autsvville during the next month 1
' From Cincinnati the witess will be catried '
? on the north side of the Ohio river to the ^
Falls below Louisvill, where it is easy to
carry them aoross. From this point one
branch will go tn St. Louis and another to '
New Orleans. '
1 Fire is New York.?Yesterday morning a ?
fire broke out in 321 Front street, and consurn- ?
ed 14 buildings. <!
Mfiirtr Hinnh'c M?iv V.n-lr fi..n.la? I
! asks who |s lo he tho Richelieu of Gen. Tny- j
f lor's Administration 7 Major Noah, himself,
lo he sure!
One hundred and twenty three vessels arrived at "
, Ronton on the 21 at innt.
Ay oust 24, 1847.
Arrivals up to 2o'clock, P. M. '
Schr. Waymnrke, Asa P.nyis, toaster, river, t
wood to A. Clflr'fje. I
Schr. Traveller, W. H. Cheseldine, mastei, ?
river, wood to A. Clarke.
, Schr. Resolution, .lames Skinner, master,.
river, wood to James Harvey Ik. Co.
Q.I,. 174??..?ii ?! .
i '"n?6c ?A"ni, I.id^.c., , .
Petersburg, coal lo K. Stuhs. , ?
' Srlir, John Henry, J. Hooper, master, Sals- j ?
! ; hnrv, Md.. lumber to Preston St, Co. I 1
Sclir. Clara, J. C. Cook, master, Havre tie,
y Grace, lumber lo J. T. Lentnin.
>r Rroicn't.
i. Doctor Marshall, Maryland
r> Henry A Moore, do
William Marshall, do
W Jones, Kentucky
18 H D Faot, Missouri i
>f Dr Rdelin, Maryland
w P McCall, Philadelphia I
F M Bowie, Maryland i
. ! Peter Wood, do
Jno Compter, do
James Renwick, New Yoik
Wm Goulding, Virginia
S D Blackwell, Georgia
to W Q Harper, do
R M Gaines, jr Kentucky,
? -
Turnips, . . IB to 25 " "
Onions, . 25 " "
Cantelopes, 1 to 8 rents a-piece.
Watermelons, 5 to 25 " "
llonej, 20 " "
Butter, 1C to 25 " "
Beets, . 3 cents per bunch.
I.imn beans, . 10 cents per quart.
Orapes, , 4 " "
Eggs, 10 to 12 cents per duz.
Corn, 10 " "
Cucumbers,' .4 " "
Cabbage,. 4 to C cents per bead.
Chickens, 37J to 50 cents per pair.
" Br mire you're right; then go ahtad."?Bui
we know of many in our city who go directly contrary
to the ab: vc. That man did not make a
" right" calculation when he commenced lo build a
house, and, after a while, found he had'ill the
>' specie" to finish it. We wonder if the man of the
" Big House" thought he was doing " right" when
he wrote that " pass,"
Notice.?The Second Anniversary of Junior Association
No. 1, IT. B. of Temperance, will bo held
this evening, the 24th instant,, at 7j o'clock, in
Temperance Hall. The public is respectfully invited
to attend.
Who it to blame ??That hole near the canal at
10th street is still open. One might suppose that
t ia intended to bury in it an elephant; hut as these
mimala are scarce in these parts, we conrlude that
it remains open through inattention to the interests
nftlie people,
renruylrania Avenue.?The workmen hove commenced
digging up the centre west from Gth
street, for the pnrpose of paving it also. When the
avenue is finished, it will rival any street in l^is
country. The " dandies" will take a bugey ride
then, wont they 1
Being filled up.?Thai marsh (south of Haslqp
& Weeden's coach factory,)-which has, we believo
been the cause of more t^au one ague case, is being
filled up. Tfery glad indeed lo see iU
Something pretty?We saw at market this
morning, a handsome dower pyramid, very ingeni.
iua|y made by a man in the employ of Mr. J,
Pierce. It wis universally admired. The price
was three dollars,
The alarm of lire last night at 10 o'clock, was a
else one.
Watch Hvuee.?A matted?Mary J. ((royed, (free
tolored.) taken at a disorderly house after 10 o'clock,
raid cosl^, anil gave security for good behavior.
Jno. Hwan, (free colored,) found do., paid coata
ind gave security.
Isaac Colbert, (free colored,), fotyitd a( a disorderly
louse after It) o'clock, paid cost and gave security,
.(no. Siratps, (fiee colored,) do.
Rlias Lomux, (free colored,) do,
Aabury Tyler, (free colored,) old convict, arrested
or breakiqg into the stable of Thaa. H. Havenncr
if Son and stealing therefrom a set of harness, the
'alue of $20. The harness was recovered, and he
vas committed to jail; also for stealing a bridle,
'about 1st inst..) the property of Mr. E. Siunos.
rhc bridle was recovered frntp the petaau to whom
ie <td it,
Sweeping the Avenue-?Now that this highway
v ill soon be completely paved Iron) the Capitol to
he Treasury, we suggest that the people of the city
hall petitiop thy Councils V> have it thoroughly
wept, and to keep it swept. We see no use in pav
ng it, if it isi to be covered from two to four inch ex
leep, with du*t, which, when the wind blow*, ia to
ie carried into the houeea end *torr* and into the
on|t* of thone who live and walk upon the atreet.
jCt every man, women and child call on the Gounila
to see to thia matter forthwith.
" Important new work.
Tteaaury Department and its
rttriot ? fiscal bureaus ; their origin, organization,
ind practical operationa illuatraltd; being a supplenent
to the Synopsis of Treasury Jnattuc Inns for
he administration of revenue laws, atfhcting the
ommcrcial and revenue ayatem of the United
States; in fourteen ohapu ra. By Robert Mayo, M.
3 ; ope volume quatto. if2,60. *
The altova Work, which has l*en for a consideration
me in preparation at the Treosury Department,
las just been printed, extra copies of winch are for
mle hy v* m. ruKtt, ,
ang 74 4i Penn. uve. corner of lOlh street. 1
(C7 Washington Temple of Honor, No. 1.?The '
nembers of this Temp's are hereby notified to meet
it the Hall on Tuesday evening, tbe '44th inatant,
it half-past 7 o'clock, aa business of importance
will lie transacted.
By order of the W. C. T.
sug 7U at E. C. ECKI.OFF, W. R.
Attorney and Counsellor at LA IT.
wisHinnTon, d. c.
Practices in the Supreme Court of the United
dates, and in the courts of Maryland, Virginia, and
die District of Columbia, and
for persona having business wnh Congress, the
War, Treasury, Navy, and General Post Office D?
|mrtmenta, the fSsnsral Land Office, Pension Office
liffice of Indian Affaire, Patent Office, ?Vc. tic.
Mieeouri Avenue, between 3d and 4 \ street*.
(Jj* Particular attention paid to the procuring of
the Bounty due to Boldiers of the United States under
the law of Peb. 11, 1847, and to the procuring
ot Patents for new Inventions.
ap 14dtf >
M I tanner, Virginia
E R Spragnr, Maryland
G C I, Degauhardt, Mexico
John Petty, Virginia
I, Y Chupein, Charleston
Miss Pirault, do
E II Dix, New Orleans
P C Depeyesia, do
F Rensliaw, Venezuela
L Rensliaw, do
J M Taylor, Boston
C A Leblanc, Canada
1 R?a,?lrv rln
K II Merril, do
S J Carr, Maryland. *
James Marshall, Maryland
M P Collins and lady, do
Miss Dow, do
Mr Hamilton, Pennsylvania
F. W Clary and lady, Boston
R I, Johnson and lady, N Y
H Lapsley, Philadelphia
S W Lapsley do
Mr Kensington, do
J B Carson, Missouri
S Russell and lady, do
E SGsy and lady, do
A Nuhafley, Pennsylvania.
Cchtre Market, August 94.
Beef, fi to 10 cents per lb.
Mutton, . . fi to 8 " "
Porlt, . lfi ' "
Lamb, . 37 to SO cents per quarter.
Potatoes,. 16 to 90 cents per peck.
Apples, . . 10 to 37} " "
Peaches, . . 50 to (11 " "
I'rnnii/hania Arcnue, near th'corner
of I Hth ilrrrt.?The Subscriber respectfully bog*
leave to return hie thanks to hie friends end the
public generally for the liberal patronage they here
kindly h< stowed upon him, end to informlheiii that
he in at ell times prepared to manufacture every description
of Household Furniture at the ahorteet
notice, in a ne.it and workmanlike manner, and on (
terms the most accommodating.
I have on band a email aaaortment of Furniture, ]
which i will dispose of on very liberal terms : such
as Walnut ami Mahogany Spring Heat SOFAS, '
low, and French poet Bedeteade, Cradlee, (,'riha, Ac, |
I urn an prrpared to attend Funerula at the |
horteat notice, and moat liberal terms.
ang 21 3td & 2w4w
14 BURGER, dealer in Tobacco, Sugar* and
Snutr, Wtiolesale and Retail, 12lh street, between
(i- and H. ang 2t> tf
MRS. VA. BOYI), Fancy Dress and Habit
Maker, on I'ei.n. Avenue, south side, between
I gib and 13 h streets. aug 20 tf
and all kinds of merchandise bought and
sold on commission by W. B. LEWIS.
Having enlarged my "tore in order to accomnxvdata
the above branch of business, 1 would inform ,
the public that I am now ready to receive ronaignniente
for public, or private aalea.
N. B. Pernors having any amount of furaitore to
diapoae of would do well to giva me a call, at the
clothi gand furniture atore, Peunaylvania avenue,
near 11th street. W. B. LEWIS.
10 dozen superior Wines, old Hocial, Madeira, and
Blackburn brands
Also, an invoice of Looking Glasses, Clock", and
I extra large mahogany Centre Table
I Refrigerator, in good order
1 splendid new Dair Candelabras. five liahts each
With a variety of o;her article* for sale low.
aug 18 tf W. B. LEWIS. .
rilLV REPORT.?The Mutual Benefit Lift
J Insurance Company (office No. 11, Wall street,
New York) issued during the month of July, 1817,
149 new Policies, viz .
To Merch's ft Traders CO Ladies 11
Clerks 18 Agents 5
Manufacturers 9 Fanners 4
Mechanics 16 Sea captains 3
Physicians 3 Engineer 1
Clergymen 2 Students 5 ,
Lawyers ' 8 Other occupations C
132 27 .
122 p
New polioies issued in July, 149
Surplus, July 31, over 5350,000. >
ROB. L. PATTERSON, Pres't. ,
BENJ. C. MILLER, Sec'ry. c
IVatliingion Agency. 11
J. C. Lewis, Agent, 7th St., Washington v
Harvv LtNnsLY, Physician, corner of C and 4) .
N. B.?A new Prospectus just received, show- ^
ing the superior advantages and great success of
I the Copipauy. aug 18?6t ^
Mpa. TII.LEYi on Missouri Avenue, between 4j
and Glh streets, has several pleasant
rootps lot Ihe accomodation of permanent or transient
Bonders. aug 16 tf
Coasta or Qatis ann Outvr. sts, I
georgetown, D. C. I
I 1" TAKE this occasion thus publicly to return my |
JL thanks to the citizens of Georgetown, Washintttnn
und Al> xanilria, for their kind appreciation
of the Mineral Water, manufactured by me,
which proves that the reoummendationa of the
Medical Faculty to the public in relation to its purity,
excellence, and uncut passable superiority, are
universally approved of; which general acknowledgement
of my feUow-citiaens, puta me in attsh an elevated
position, that the catumiiioua and jealoua exertions
of a certain man, need no reply on my part.
My Batablishmetit ia open for every scientific
gentleman, who takos an interest in the matter.
I take great pleaaure in laying before the public
again the Cer'ificate of some of the most eminent
Physicians of tho Dietriet.
Georoetowr, June 16, 1847.
We, the undersigned, physicians, have, at the invitation
of Mr. J. Roller, carefully examined his
Mineral Water Establishment, and take pleasure in
pronouncing opr entire satisfaction with his superior
anil neat arrangements.
The apparatus and bottling machine annexed, is
a production of the latest American invention, so .
constructed as to ensute a full and |>erfect aaturation
of gas to a degree heretoru unknown to us.
The water used feu its manufacture is pure and .
wholesome, and the care taken in the process, as
well as the cleanliness pervading the whole establish- n
rn< nt, meets with our entire approbation, and induces
us to recommend it to the public, as a very superior
and healthy article.
J. RILEY, M. I>.
rtEN'J. 8. BOHRER, M. 1).
J. M. THOMAS, M. r>.
T. n. J. FRYE, M. I>.
N. B- T ike notice that Bottles containing
the Mineral Water manufactured by me have the
name of J. Rather impressed in the glass,
tug 13, if J. ROTHER.
(Georgetown Advocate, 3 times.)
Office opposite the Patent Office,
corner of 8tii and f st. city of washington.
WIlil. attend to preparing Sfkciiicationb,
Drawinoh. See., and all busine-a intruated
to him connected with the Patent Office, or his pro '
fession, with promptness and despatch. i
Patent Office, Feb. 15th. 1842. h
Mr. W*. P. Elliot, who has besn formerly employed
in the Patent Office, as a Draughtsman. See.., ,
having eatablishid a Patent Agency in the city of
W a-hington. I take great plearure in recommendi?.
kim <a-s < nanllnmin Wnrthv Itf Pf)llflllf>nri>. fklltl
as being particularly qualified to like ch*r?e of any .
business requiring i knowledge of njechaniral aci- 11
ence, the progress of the art', and patent improvements.
Mr. Elliot ia alio well acquainted, with the
practice of thie office.
ang 19 If Commissioner of Patenta
I AM now and shall at all limes he prepared to
rover It nifa ol Hon sea at reduced prices, with
I .reded Tin, French Zinc, or (Jalvaniied Iron. I
Samples ol which may he seen at my store.
I have also, constantly on hand, a good assortment
of building materials, cheap for cash.
Penn. Avenue, between 10th and IIth alreeta. '
aug 11?3l
f|4HE Subscriber would inform his friends and
JL the public generally, thai he hae opened a
HESTAVKANT mi d HOTEL, of the abovnname
on 8ivth atreet, a few dome south of Peon. Avenue,
where he will be happy to entonain thhm in a manner
that he hope* will be satisfactory. Mia HAH
will be furnished wilh liquors of ihe best and moat:
approved brands, and the Eating Department will
always contain every delicacy in season. He hopes
to receive a portion of the patronage of his friends,
while he endeavors to rater foe the public taste,
aug 4?if U H BEVANS.
DRESS MAKER, 10th stroet, three doors fro^
C. tug 14 tf
FOUR-AND-A-HALF street, five doors shove
Peon. Avenue, east aide. A. M. H. performs
11 operations in the line of bis profe aion, nucb is
plugging, cleaning and inserting srtificisl teeth, from
me to s full sat?also full sets made with artificial
(uma. Having bad great experience in his line of
business for many years in the city of Philadelphia,
lie pledges himself that he shall not be surpassed for
beauty or durability, and having very great facilities
for such work, it will be done much lower than ever
lone in this city.
From four to Bve o'clock each day devoted to the
Mention of children's teeth, to regulate their proper
positions, for which there trill be no charge for idvice,
but only for actual operation.
aug 2?tf
Barber, Hair Dresser, and Bhampooner;
fiadsbv'e Hotel, corner Penuevlvania avenue and 3d
street' ' jy 31?tf
alnts, OUs,tend Paint Brushes, Ac.
The subscriber baa just received a Urge en?l
ih supply of PAINTS, OILS, Arc,, pertof which
ure nemeil below. They are guaranteed to he pure
anil good, end from the heal manufactories. All
persons wanting such articles would find it to their
advantage In call, as I am determined to sell lower
than similar articles can be got at any other place
in this city.
360 kegs White I.ead
ISO lbs. Chrome Green
ISO lbs. Chrome Yellow
SO lbs. Chrome Red
100 lbs. Pure Verdegris
300 lbs. Ked I.ead and Litharge
100 lbs. Imperial Green
000 lbs. Venetian Red and Sp. Brown in oil.
300 lbs. Yellow Ochre in oil
100 lbs. Paris Green, dry
00 lbs. do. do. in oil
H large, auortment of Paint and White IVash
400 lbs. I.smp Black, dry and in oil
10 lbs. Sp. Whiting
1000 lbs. Putty
200 Boxes of Window Qlaaa, all sixea
0 bbls. Linaeed Oil
0 bbls. Copal and Japan Varniah
3 bbls. Sp. Turpentine
1 cask bleached Lamp Oil, at 70 eta pr. gall.
Also, PURE PINE OIL, received fresh from the
nanufactory every week.
CHARLES 8TOTT, corner 7th street
april 27?flmo and Penn. Av.
Aniixrsou intends opening the above named
duaical Library as soun aa a sufficient number of
ubscrihors shall have bean obtained to justify the
arrying the same into effect. It has been approved
y many, aa it will afford an opportunity to the loers
of music of availing themselves of what music
hey muy want, for its use only, at a small expense.
The Libtary will be furnished with the standard and
tew music, comprising opera music, songs, duets,
rallies, dtc.
f or rnnnif sppiy n my muwc anu nrnuoneiy
here, where (he Library will be established.
Penn. avenue between 11th and 12th st*.
august 6?oaw4w
rotjgh and ready
H LLOYD has ingeniously succeeded in in,
venting a Compound of such a delightful
nature as to render the hardest and roughest skin soft,
fair, and delicately white.
Ladies Riding, Gardening, or Painting, and Gentlemen
Shooting, Hunting, Pishing, Cricketing,
Rowing, Ac., or any amusement or exertion prejudicial
to the hands, will find the improved ROUGH
pleasingly efficacious in removing all hardness, stain,
redness, and all other cutaneous disfigurement; preventing
and rendering the akin soft, fair, and pliable.
From the nice combination of Balsamic ingredi>nta
introduced into the composition, they form a
line Creamy Lather, with the hardest or Sea Water,
vbinh renders them very desirable for 8alt Water
9aths. They produce the most softening and rereahing
asnaation, and will be found an excellent
ubstitute for the Flesh Brush.
They are highly recommended to Captains of
ihips, Merchants, and ail who trade with foreign
ountriee, ea they will retain their virtue in any clinste.
For sale by CHA8. STOTT.
Drug. Apolh? corner of 7th + Pa. av.
may 12?u
D. APPLETON & Co., 200 Broadway, New
fork, have lately published in a fine style?Eleaants
of Military Art and 8cience; or course of Induction
in Strategy, Fortifications, Tactics of Bat- '
lea, &c-, embracing the duties of Staff, Infantry,
Cavalry, Artillery, and Engineers. Adapted to the
ise of Volunteers and Militia. By H. Wager Hal ck,
A. M? Lieut of Engineers, U. 8. Army. 1
o>. 12mo. illustrated. Price $1 60.
" For those who take pleasure in studying the art
f war, and especially for those whose profession ia
hat of arm*, this must prove a valuable work.?
'ho author appears to be perfectly well informed in
ailitary tactics, and has illustrated his instructions
y various drawings and plans, which nuke themelves
understood. The various means of national
efence are minutely set forth?the position and
haracter of the fortifications, on our Northern tronier
especially, are accurately described, and the duies
and organise: ion of each arm of the national de
snce?infantry, cavalry, artillery, and engineers?
lescribrd with much precision. Indeed, no peine
eein to have been spared to make an authentic and
nstruetive book."?Commercial Advertiser,
august 2?tf
, ton City, Penn. av. between 9th and 10th at.
june 11
Strengthening Plaster.
[N all rases where it is thought advisable to keep
up permanent stimulant impression-.on or near
he organ diseased, these plssters will be found highf
valuable. In fact, all the benefit that can accrue
rom a continuous counter-irritant will be produced
it the nioet efficient manner by them. Aa in Rheu
latum, LiUiDMlo.Uotit, linluimmt of the Joints,
Chronic Disease of the Liver, Spleen, Lungs, or
ther internal organ*, in short, in all other osset,
there warming or strengthening plaster* aro boneicial,
these will be found to be superior to an; now
n use. For sale by
may 21 tf CHARLES 8TOTT.
Drug <V Apoth corner 7th Si Pa av.
1,600 pounds of Alum,
For sale by CHAS. STOTT,
Drug Si Apoth corner 7th Si Pa.
may 12tf -V av.
EMcCUBBIN, Barber, Temple of Fashion, No.
, I, aided by that superior woikman, Felix
L>ean, 8th St., between Pennsylvania avenue and D
itteet. june SB?
Eahthknwahk, China, and lit.ass. T. Pukski.i.,
impoitcr and dealer in K. Ware, i'him
nut (lis**, wholesale and retail, at his store, opposite
Brown's Hotel, Pennsylvania Avenue Washington
ity. 1). C.
rp BARNARD, Letter Presa Printer, corner
J. , 11th street and Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington.
Terms cash?Prices lower ihap orihnsry
e* EA Ihs- Potash for -U I.?>
i?)u charles htutt.
may ilft 7th ?tr?et and Penn. avenue.
Neatly printed at the Office oi the Nat. Whig

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