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From the lust London Quarterly Review. tk
Art. IV.?1. British Costume. A Complete His- J."
lory of the Dress of the Inhabitants of tnc British *'
Islands. By J. R. Blanche, esq. With illiistra- yl
lions. A new edition. London. 1B47. ha
2. Costume in England. By F. W. Fairholt, F. S.
A. With above six hundred Engravings, drawn j-;l(
on wood by the Author. London. 184b. j"
3. Tin' Book of Costumes, or Annals of Fashion. ,in
By u Lady of Rank. With numerous Engravings, all
London. 164<i. bu
, Oil
[CONTlNUKD.j rjc
I in course, to the inward eye ot tne imagination inc ;
inorc name of woman presents a vision clothed in ,n'
perpetual youth and loveliness, or floating in a region ?
too far above us to know precisely how she is clothed
at all. But to the outward eye of the senses, which ?*h
acts as man of buisness to the. inner, bothering it ag
with particulars it never wants to know, it is not to an
be denied that there arc soifie of these visions which th
appear not beautiful, and many by no means young, he
This being the case, a costume expressly adapted for ar
the display of natural charms, is hard upon those trt
who never had any to begin with, or who have par- of
ted company with them some time ago. It is like j)c.
setting n fine stone and un ordinary one-both equally uf
transparent?forgetting that what tests the beauty of m,
the one only betrays the defects of the other, which en
a little dexterous foil might hide. Every jeweller ^
will toll you that it is the inferior stones which de.
pend most on the setting?first-rate ones may stand
on their own merits. VVe huve seen, for instance,
some grey pearls produce a most beautiful efl'eet in a
brilliant setting of red and green enamel, which, .,t?.
strung plainly like the Salisbury necklace, would ,l]
have been frightful. Dress, by the same rule, is the '[J3
setting of our sweet human pearl:?each delicate and
precious, and but increasing in beauty and value the ^
longer and the closer they are worn; though not all
valuable or beautiful alike to that same vulgar out- af
ward eye which knows nothing of a jewel but its
market price. For the young and the lovely dress is
of no.importance: they may wear what they please,
and the less perhaps the better. The tappu girdle of it
the nymphs of the Marquesas would be enough for ve:
them?but a lappa girdle itself would hardly embur- tin
rass the old and the plain more thun a style of dress as
which presumes them to be neither one nor the other, thi
'Tie for them, then, aloni\ that dress should be <
studied. Where'is the udvantage of anutural coiffure m<
where there are neither curls like silk, nor coils like do
marble to display .'?where is the policy of a plain mi
simple gown exhibiting the whole contour of the ab
figure, when there are only angles to be seen instead fal
of undulations, and Phody hollows instead of sunny w|
. banks ??or the advantage of uncovering an ear
which is less like a delicate shell than some poisonous he
fungus??or of showing an arm which may be like a pa
stick, but certainly not of pink coral?
Fur more wisdom is there in concealing natural tu
deficiencies than in bringing them to light; and some uf
of the old costums, absurd and unnatural they may ,
now appear, not only possessed this merit, but likewise jjv
developed much beauty and character in faces which .
nowadays are thought to have none. The old headdresses
were particularly recomntendnble for this. The 1
reticulated head-dress, or crespine?a gold caul in 111
which the Imir was inclosed, sometimes with a fillet 1)0
round the forehead and under the chin, or a veil hanging
from the baek-^-wifs far more becoming to a ma- 1,1
jority of luces than the seamy hair which in this ,ul
cuuntry the bad management of u former generation t?r
has too generally bequeathed to the present. The
enormous horned structures, too, which towered
upon u woman's head from the thirteenth to the d*
fifteenth century?some of them starting straight th
from the forehead, and outlining the upper part ol w
the face firmly, with the drapery pendant on each th
side- for instance, as seen in the fine effigy of Lady is
dt Thorpe, Aahwellthorpe Church, Norfolk?these, to
too, gave a grandeur und dignity to countenances tit
which in their present self-depsndent state look m
mean or peculiar. The hair, it is true, was turned a,
to no account except on bridal or coronation-days; ta
but because a few ladies have fine hair must nil be tf
compelled to uncovcTl Every fancy-ball brings B(
out some striking or interesting faee, generally in a
some such head-dresses as these, which the day be- a
fore, seen in its own scanty native suit,.was over- t|
looked as pluin. And such faces are usually of far
higher character than those which attract by mere ^
prettiness of complexion or brightness of eye. Take,
forinstance, n grand Italian contadino, strip her of P
her twaglia and spilla, and put her into an English Cl
ubigail's costume. An artist may discover some ir
latent beauty, but the majority would condemn her 84
us heavy, dingy, and decidedly plain. Or look n
nearer home to the New Haven fisherwoman, who, ^
seen 'every lawful day' in her cap of Norman cxtrnc- v
tion, with a bright coarse handkerchief thrown 31
carelessly nt the back of it, exhibits always a fine
strongly-marked countenance, and often a very hand- ^
some one: and see the same woman on Sunday, in tl
in a silk or velvet hatf with all due appurtenance of J
blonde lappets and artificial flowers, and you no
longer recognise the common unmeaniftgface, which D
has lost all Its real character in theattempt to assume s<
one utterly foreign to it. it
Certain it is there is no greater mistake or more r<
serious loss to art than in habiting ail classes in one
and the same costume, as now done in England. "
How is it possible thut the same form of garment n
which is adapted to the rich and delicate materials, p
and the slight figure of the woman who lives ul | tl
raw, miuuiu sun me i 'juiju ic-Aiuri's anu ciumsy a
make of the woman who lives by labor! The very =??
association of Ideas would alone destroy all possibl- a
lity. It is this which defruuds our lower class of wo- tl
men of all style of beauty peculiar to themselves, a
arid the world of an incalculable number of fine liv- ft
ing pictures. In point of fact, an English peasant u
woman in her best garb, however comely she may o
be, only reminds us of a coarse-featured, worsedressed
lady. She ought not to remind us of u ludy d
at all. c
But neither the plain woman nor the poor woman b
suffer so severely by this state of things as another v
class to whom we have slightly alluded?those ad- v
vanced and advancing in life. The present style of t
dress is worse even than your economist's beau >
idtal of a Poor Law, for it makes no provision at all s
for the infirmaties of age. An old woman, nowu- s
days, literally does not know how to dress herself; i1
and many we have the honor of meeting in society <
display in their appearance symptoms of perplexity >
of mind on this point which at their time of life <
must be very bad for them. Altogether they are very I
hardly dealt with. Of course it can be no pleasure I
to them to exhibit the empty nests of charms which f
have long taken wing?for the attenuated to reveal *
an outline which has lost all roundness?or for the t
corpulent to uncover o surface which has lost all '!
freshness; and It is doubly distressing to think how <
very muc piousuic me wona nag in seeing either. |
instead of being the most welcome sitter that can t
enter his studio, an old woman is now too often one i
the cleverest artist docs not know what to do with, i
How is he to treat a subject which appears before t
him with December in her luce and May in her cos- 1
tume?with faded eyes and eyebrows, and dark glos- <
sy tresses above them?fallen colorless cheeks, and <
bright roses beside them?withered throat and neck 1
covered only with a necklace or a velvet band, which i
calls aloud for stout silk above and good flannel be- i
low it?a figure cither shrunk and mummified, or' i
heavy and unwieldy, but all scrupulously! shown 1 I
Jf he [taints her exactly as she is. he paints a mon- <
strotinly absurd thing: if he suits the face to the >
roses, and the neck to the necklace, he dots not paint
her ut nil. In either case lie makes no picture ul
what might be the most picturesque thing in the
world. Lady Mary Wortley says that age and ugliness
are inseparable?being arrogant herself with
youth and beauty, and everything else that could
heighten either; but we deny the proposition in tutu.
Some women arc never good looking at all till they
are old ail have a right divine to the picturesque by
the very nature of old age?and a few, whom we
have been privileged to know, have been the loveli
st objects mind or eye could dwell upon.
.? Let us look for a moment at the portrait of the old
woman who Ik an old woman indeed. Sec the plaited
border, or the full ruche of the cap, white as snow
circling close round the. face, as if jealous to preserve
the oval that age has lost; the hair peeping from beneath,
finer and more silken than ever, but white as i
that border, or grey an the nhadow thrown by it; the '
complexion withered and faded, yet being relieved, as
Nature has appointed it to In-, t,y ,?M, nm mofc fnilw,
tints of the hair, in a certain degree delicate ami
fresh; the eyes with the most of their former fire extinguished,
still, surrounded only with the chastened
hues of age, brighter than any thing else in the fan-;
the face itself, lined with deep wrinkle*, |,?t not one
that the painter would spare; the full handkerehief
rich h.. flint, Int.*. -I..
? n - ?- I" "'J covering nock nnd I
and throat, reminding ua that the niodcaiy of her I
youth has survived, though not it? charm* t ?ome|
tep sober shawl or scarf, which the French rightly H
.11 ltle drajtcuu de vieUlc/emme," carefully conceal- IJ
g the outline of [the figure, though not its general
minine proportions?ull violent contrasts, us nil
olent passions, banished from the picture, but u
irmony in their place which is worth them oil. T1
Think also of the moral charm exercised by such a ~
e and figure over the circle where it belongs?-the
.Mowing influence of one who, having performed
her active part in this world, now takes a passive, ^"hi1
it a nobler one than any, and shows us/ioir to grow
I:?who, having gone through all the progressive peals
of life, and their accompanying rank in theestiition
of mankind?the palmy days of youth and ad- Qlu
inition?the working time of cares and consequence 7''
the honorable maturity of experience and authority
now casts them all aside, and asserts u far higher
dm to our respect, namely, the simple fiict of her I,p??
e ;?who knows that to nil who have eyes to Sec Wi
id hearts to fuel, her silver locks are more precious {aijj
un the most golden tresses money could pufchusc? and i
r pale cheek more interesting than the finest bloom erJ>a
t could stimulate?her modest coverings more at- leital
ictive than the most wonderfully preserved remains .
beauty she could exhibit?her whole venerable as- ^>lx
ct ofrtge more lovely than the very best imitation
youth she could possibly get up;?who not only ",;l"
ikes old uge respectable and honoruble, but oven
viable in the eyes of those who urc still toiling in nr"u
e hcut and burden of the day.
Why is so sweet a picture and so edifying a lesson n.alU
it oftencr seen in our circles 7?why are we tried !1081
th the unU'coiniug appearance of those who won't . 11(1
old and can't be young, and who forfeit the respect ! w<
is so puinful to withhold ? There is something pre- 1
sterous in the mere idea of any rational being stu- . 10 '
ausly denying what it is her highest interest to as- \Ud '
rt: as well might a banker not wish for credit, or N n .
s inheritance, or an heir for his inheritance, or a
>oet for fame, or a preacher for belief or an heir for his |
aeritonee, or a statesman for place, us uge not wish "
revernce. Doubtless if there were any way of muk- j!n ^
f old people young, oilher in looks or anything else,
would be a delightful invention; but, meanwhile, ju- 1
niie dressing is the last road we should recommend
mn to take. She who is ashamed to"wcacacostumc L
old afi herself, may rely upon it she only looks older
in her costume.
Uf course there are many who belong to this class
jre from necessity than choice, and who simply !cti
as others do, whatever tin? fashion may be?also n a
my, or most, we would hope, who are irrcproach- Q.c*
le on the score of propriety, however they may T~ 8
I short of our Btandard of the picturesque. But
tiy should they not unite both 7 It is so obvious ri^lJ
at the walls of cm old hall should be hung with fine llJJln
avy tapestry, instead of being covered with flimsy w 1
iper, or faced with modern seaglioia. fv*;r
. befoi
The trench, we must say, are much cunninger j
an we in this matter. Indeed they know how to jale
lite the very liighest effect of fashion with a reli- . '
us observance of the dbcorum due to years. When- ^
er one does seo in nn English assembly an ancient
Jy who makes no attempt to -disguise her time of
e, and yet pleases as a splendid picture, ten to one
it your neighbor whispers?'How like the Fuu- lty t(
It all ages are to dance to one tune, it should*be a lQ w
inuet and not a jig. If there is to be but one stan- in uj
ird of garb, we are bound in duty to consider the t^c
and-niother first. The grand-daughter will not ' i,
)k so ill in her close kerchief as she in the girl's ft,rer
w dress. It is so invidious, too, to fir any time for l)0 tl
awing the line between them. No one likes to tell
cir years except 'the impertinently young, or the cans
onderfully old, and no one need if they do not belie ^ u
em in other respects. The certain agc} too, which ^roU|
the true Rubicon, requires the most courage of all wjjj
avow. The conventual dresses ofjhe old Catholic nnij,
lies, which were usstnned equally by those whore- lcnl|
ained in the world as by those who quitted it, were 8yBll
i admirable assistance in settling this point. A to- IU,W
1 change is easier than a partiul; and when a lady of
iu olden time found her secular garment no longer |at^G
3 becoming to her us it hud been, she 'threw it oil gUar
[together, and suffered no mortification in assuming qov
garb which was no positive blazon of age, though |nt^r
he greatest accommodation to it. ?p|K.
Let no one think we exaggerate the importance of sect!
ress. As far as wo see, there ly nothing that can be or i]
roven to be half so important. Whether we visit old sum
aim tries, or discover new, or rend history, or study will
lankind under this aspect or that, but one and the tioni
mie result invariably presents itself, viz: that hu- exel
rannature, in oil times und in ail latitudes, is found, intio
us been found, and will be found with the same raise
rants and wishes, passions, und propensities, prpmi- The
es and disappointments?only in a different dress? and
lat, as the author of Sartor Hcmrtus would say, Perl
[an is the same clothes-horse, whether painted in It ft
le high ruff of Zucchero, or in the low collar of Sir and
oshuu. Rep
Jn a portrait painter this is especially apparent.? glor;
illLrence of costume is to him what difference of the ]
:enery is to the lund-scape-painter. It is not all, but wori
is a great portion of that which makes a Gainsbo- nyt |
>ugh not a Holbein, and a Cuyp not a Claude. It is futu
s much, and more perhaps, the rigid stuff's which prat
uide Holbein stiff', and the ffowing draperies which Stat
lade Vandyke graceful, or rice versa. The portrait \\
ainter, too, is, after all, the only real authority for uals
le true spirit of u costume. Missals and monuments, Mar
ud the Baveux tauestrv. nnd tile Hnrlelnn ninnu. r.;- ,
rripts will famish curious details for the antiquary, if hi
nd such a satirist as Hogarth absurd extremes for 0f tl
to critic; but it is the general portrait-artist that cun spot
lone* steer between the hobby of an individual, or the it is
ishion of a season, and give us that prevailing effect inci
nder which the costume cf a period should be view- whe
d- rapi
Holbein is our earliest authority for the real every- In
ay aspect of English society. In his time that prin- con
iple of deference for age was in vogue which we the
avebocn endeavoring to recommend. People started peo
rith the supposition that fifty years and upwards the
vas the only sensible time of a woman's life; and sha
hose who had the misfortune to be younger had to sha
nnke the best of it, being probably assisted by some and
uspicion that the greater the disparity between them- 13
elves and their costume the better they looked. The tun
Iress of the majority of Holbein's portraits in of ail the
ithers best adapted to secure an honorable retreat for y(jn
vaning charms. Beneath, the stern buckler of the an
leep stomacher it mattered not what kind of shape Ar^
ay concealed, for nil were reduced to the sumo level, and
ten oath tire stiff diamond-shaped cap?closed care- reel
ally between the edge and the temples with gold tis- nin;
me?it was all one whether the hair was thick or
bin, black, red, or white, for none at all was seen. day
rhe high make of the dress on back and shoulders 'fl '
covered what might be very benutiful in the bride, but ljra
ire vented a deal of rheumatism in the matron. The
nodest and becoming partlet?n kind of habit-shirt
node of good stout ojiakc materials?filled up all th.
pace the gown left bare, and buttoned high up the j
hrout with embroidered collar or frill. The hand- jrv
cerchiof fastened upon the back of tlie 'dip in odd ,jlr
duinsy folds which puzzle costume hunters to ac- ^
ount for, could be let down, as it iiad been generally
vorn in the previous reign, snug and warm round t^(,
he shoulders, and kept out many a draught. The rj()|
dcevca were full and close down to the wrists, with
i rulUe half covering the hand, while uli tell-tale out- ^
line was effectually stopped, as in Holbein's drawing for
nf the buxom old Lady Butts, by u short mantle cm
*!ged with fur. The cap more especially favoured |)|(J
those whom, nowadavs. we considered the worst
treated. The decided colours of its materials, the Jvt
jewels along the border, anil the gold tissue often interwoven
with scarlet thrcuds, enlivened the duskiest 5
complexion, while the still' angular forms relieved the an<
hardest features. The mask of the face stood out
sharply defined, but well supported. The profile fold
nobly. The side of the rap descending along the (
cheek assists! to give the perfect oval in the young, by
and to conceal that junction between the throat and clo
jaw-bone on which time is most legible. Altogether
it was a head-dress loo old in itself for any one to /
look very old in it. In this costume we sec much to
account for (lint peculiar truthfulness in Holbein 001
which, to our view, so amply compensates for the
absence of the laxer graces of n later period. With j
forms so settled and rigid no latitude was left to a j,(
painter. All ages looked still and decorous alike, or,
if they did not, it was no fault of the dross. ho1
(7b be continued.) vve
' ? cal
Those who have escaped crime may bless their as
stars, and not themselves, that they are spotless.
We often take that to be virtue which is only the of- '
loct of circumstances, and if is no merit to be good hi
when there is no opportunity of being bad. Kemcm- tw
her that virtue should be estimated not by the temp
lotions it lias resisted. Reputation is a bright luif ?
kv'Hi wiui?rn|??rKiinK on innioroncnu. n on"/,- lo
allnycH with it? glittering radinnre but it rough- |,(J
ly handled. shown its fragile nature, and shivers almost
at the first touch.
For Prt-slilfiit
pet to the decision of the Whig National Convention.
|From the Mexican Government Journal.)
ationafor Scott, for Polk, for tluit part of the peoc
of the United Stat en in furor if the war, for alt
lit nut ion and for the wurtd.
I nit in the ruuMc, what the impelling motive that the IF.
? of America havcbroiiffht pillage, desolation und death
the Mexican Republic ?
fiat offence* have thin Republic committed7
luit reasonable or just aim dot;* that Government enterto
gain which it ha* adopted measures no barbarous
uiworthy of Christian and civilized people i
< * it suppose that by such conduct, worthy of freeboot
lid savages, it can vindicate rights which coin only In
ly asserted by menu* of pacific negotiations 7
m the conduct pursued by the American Government,
can possibly ensue but a war at once interminable ami
termination, inustnuch as the Mexican Republic, is denied
to disappear from the catalogue of nations, rather
consent to humiliation and disgrace ?
crh is food for reflection. These questions tire
inent after the fact. The Mexican Republic is
tore. It hae disappeared from the cutulogue of
?ns. It is blotted out front the earth. And yet
Mexicans realize it not?their enemies reulize
it. The Mexicans have suddenly waked up, as
jre, from u dream, and ask the cause, the inipellnotive
of tins war against them? Forgetful of
last, they even ask, what oliences their Republic
committed to subject them to the desolution of
? They ask what their enemies have togain by
ing barbarous war upon them, entirely unmindf
their, declaration, that the annexation of Texas
Id be the signal for war bet ween the United States
their once existing Republic? Thcv are even so
blivious as to ask, how wo expect to vindicutc
8 by w.ir which can only bo legally us?ertod by
is of pacific negotiations, and this in the fuco of
act that they have repeatedly refused our. overi
to assort those rights by pacific negotiations']
deed litis been done, und now the Mexicans- proto
examine into the motives that impelled to the
. It is too late. The inquiry is useless, except
historical point of view. Revolutions never go
wards?is an axiom. Wars never go backwards
an axiom. When war is once begun, it has been
d in aJl ages of the world that might become*
There is no arguing against this fact. It is as
ovable as the Cordilleras in whose gorges and on
se table lands wo have routed the foe whenhe
dared to resist. Had Mexico reasoned thus
re blood was spilled, how difierent might have
the issue! lint she did not, and it is now too
The Mexican Republic is numbered witlt the
gs that were. Ilium fait.
it the People who have thus lost their national
once seem to fear an interminable war, a war of
rmination. In this they will find themselves as
ly mistaken as they were in their imaginedabil0
cope with the United Slates when the war acy
broke out. It is not the genius of our people
age an interminable war. They look to results
1 their calculations and movements. Ami though
present Executive may eke out the war to the
jf his term of office, his successor will be of adifit
stamp of character and the war wiil speedily
rminuted by him. As to exterminating them?
is an impossibility for Americans. Tho Mexiinay
fight and oppose and refuse to be governed
s, but this resistance will not, cannot last for any
l length of time. The government of Congress
take the place of tho government of military law
the occupation will be stripped at once of nineis
of ita horrors. The erection of our territorial
an of government will open to these people a
book. In it they will see that they can enjoy
local legislatures und local laws and local regutts
without fear or favor, and that they will be
untccd in their enjoyment, while tho General
. rtiment will become, their nrniee.tnr from revo.
in and internal dissensions and external violence,
ir religion, their pursuits, their rights will nil be
ired to them, without the danger of disturbance,
f disturbed from nny cause, with the power to
>rcBS any outbreaks of the kind. Their subjugation
become their subjugation to laws and constitu3.
Their precarious freedom as Mexicans will be
tanged for true liberty as Americans. No humiln,
no disgrace will be their share. They will be
id from political slavery to political freedom,
y will lose their country, to gain it again reformed
regenerated. They may resist all these things,
taps they will. Hut their national power is gone.
II when the American flag unfolded its stripes
stars from the National Palace of the Mexican
ublic. It fell?but it fell to rise again in renewed
y. All resistance, therefore, hereafter, will be but
preparation of a new people to become freemen
thy of the name. They may not see their destibut
it is come upon them and upon us, and all
re struggles will be nothing more than the onward
jress in the final pacification of Mexico as United
es Territory and as'an American People.
re believe in the destiny of nations and individ,
but it is God's destiny which we believe in."
I was given reason to perceive this destiny, as
as it wus necessary for him to see it beforehand,
e chose to exercise that reason. In the exorcise
lis reason wo have never had but one opinion renting
this Mexican war, and that was and is, that
a means of Americanizing a vast people who are
ipabie of liberty as an independent nation, but
>, if incorporated under our institutions, would
dly bo fitted for the enjoyment of true freedom,
this view of the subject we stand rebuked for
iplaining of the wretched instruments to whom
conduct of this war has been entrusted by the
pic; for Mr. Polk's election to the Presidency is
will of Providence for w ise purposes; and who
II say that "the lot is not in the lap?" Who
II say that the hand of One who guides all things
keeps all things is not in this !
tut, not insisting on this part of the argument, we
i to the fact as it is, and leave the explanation to
mind of the reader. The fact is established held
a doubt. Mexico is ours. Mexico is no more
independent republic, let her claim as she may.
fitment is too late. She has rejected with scorn
I contempt our proposals for peace, and a new car
awaits her. Let her chief men rave as they
y ; let them falsify us as they may ; let them swear
rnul hatred to the invader from now till dooms:
let them fight and continue to fight. Mexico
10 more. .She is United States territory for all
ctieal purposes. The cptetHions ubove submitted,
? nation cannot answer now. They are the day
tr the fair.
?? mmm m mm i
Peitiitfylvanin Klectloii
n tun counties heard from Shunk is 13008 ahead of
in. In 1844 Murkle was 4114 ahead of Shunk in
same counties. If Shunk goes on in this ratio,
Whig competitor will be left out of sight. Howr,
it is a possibility, though.not a probability, that j
re are some " Philadclphias of 1844" in the inter
of the State?
[jf* We owe thanks to the National Intelligencer
lavoring us with a printed slip of the official ac
int of the meeting In favor of tho distressed Mor- i
ns, though it came to hand after our paper had
le to press yesterday afternoon. Our paper, how- I
ir, contained a notice of the meeting.
Er Nashville and Charleston are getting nearer
i nearer together. 'Hie stock in the Chutnnooga.
ilroad is nearly all taken.,
?koitci a.?Towns, d, in probably elected Governor
about 1,000 majority. The Legislature is very
sc. We shall not whistle yet.
? i ? ?
\nothf.u I'irk. Richmond was the scene of ano r
lire on Tuesday. This time only a stable was
Usuiiled. It came near destroying the Columbian
Ex ample.?The N. Orleans National wants the
r-sidenT to follow the example of the Emperor of
issia?to go to the wars, and take command in peril
of our army in Mexico; The force of example is
Know, very wrong, out it is not strong enough to
tch thr President running after such immortality
I r fifii. ItriNlnine, at n recent Charleston meeting
honor of Col. Pierce Itulilcr, looked forward to n
enty years with Mexicof
tii'The Richmond Whig expresses a great desire
witness the mis ting between Mr. Wise mid Mr.
Ik. The whole country shares in the Whig's curi?y.
7 b the Editor (if the National Whig.
The Brother Jonathan Great Pictorial Buttle
Sheet, Slc, 7he 1*1
Thla is a splendid afluir, well worth iwolve-ond-a- Oeni
half cents; und us the copy-right is secured, one pretext!
would think there could bo no mistake about the en- upon y<
gravings. We propose, however, for the public bene- tencd u
fit, to show how those things are done: it may be oxpeote
instrumental in getting genuine pictures, hereafter, the terr
by an expose of the tricks of the trade. dally re
No. 1.?This picture occupies the whole of the and ign
first page; is n good wood-engraving, representing ignomii
General Taylor on horseback; but a better likeness neously
of Gen. Garrett D. Wall, of N.Jersey, we have never ty to rot
seen. corifidei
N-o. 2.?At tk\e head of the history of Gen. Taylor, cannot
intended to represent a scene in the Mexican war, is of enerj
a copy of a French wood-cut, of u French fight. lions.
No. 3.?Perhaps a genuine engraving of General The t
Twiggs. pose to
No. 4.?"Mexicansdrumming up recruits," is from became
an original picture of a similar scene in Switzerland, ry migh
No. 5.?A large spirited engraving of the storming all the s
of Monterey?genuine. so that
No. 6.?Buttle of Buena Vista?fall of Col. Henry ready to
Clay. Genuine and graphic. to sucri
No. 7.?Profile of Sunta Anna. The same cut in set up
the lust pictoriul Jonathan was given as the portrait destroy)
of Captain Walker, of the Texas Rangers: the crook ruble co
has been shaved ott' tho nose, ami the mustaehios ty we <
taken away; und it has now to do service for Santa our vide
Anna. It was originally a portrait of a Polish dra- Mexi
goon. your del
No. 8.?Retreat of Gen. Valencia: copied from a and to |
French picture of a French battle. and yoi
No. I).?Portrait of R. J. Walker, Secretary of the ?>ity oi
Treasury. Can't say what the picture was originally; wound
but it would answer bettor as a portrait of tho Em- chustisc
peror of Austriu, been use in that ease the failure Mexi
could not be so readily detected. It ought to have country
been the portrait of some person away off.
No. 10.?Bombardment of Vera Cruz. t Mexi
No. 11.?Storming of Cerro Gordo.
No. 12.?-Mr. Calhoun. T
No. 13.?Mr. Buchanan. All good and genuine. Men
No. 14.?Arrest of Santa Anna und Aid after their ,|le
overthrow by Herreru. Looks like a picture of u mnny ?
scene in the retreat from Moscow. justice
No. 15.?Will do. Ladies pistol shooting: show- Catholi
ing the war fever at the South. Looks like a scene harasse
in Windsor Castle; and we think the Marlborough front th
Suaniel establishes it.
iwcen us unu Mexico urawn on mo jznu parraiioi will u,tJ 01,1
throw this position into Mexico. It is 3-10 miles from p
Santc FV, and 240 from Chithuuhuu, and is the only j)(l(xv?<r
thoroughfare between these two cities. It is the key ,,jt
to the States of New Mexico pnd Chihuahua. w (j
his sue
Thk Damaoktothk Raii.boad.?1The Cumberland his firs
Civilian states that the cars between Baltimore and truth hi
that place were delayed but oncpduring the late ruins,
and then in consequence of about 100 feet of the road q'reuso!
having Inh'ii away near the mouth of Sleepy creek, hispart
below Hancock, govern
I concluded u treaty with Franco, by which we ob- incn w
tainod five millions of dollars, paid into the Treusu- Mcx\
, ry of the United States, in satisfaction of certain u8 jn i|
| claims of American citizens for spoliations and inju- 0f our
rics committed against them by French authorities, should
Every cent thus? received was distributed among the etiort t
| claimants, and the Government never charged the (jjB|
fund with even the salaries of the commissioners ap- withou
pointed to distribute the amount. selfish
President Polk demands of Mexico payment for g(,jf
I similar aggressions committed on our citizens ; and, anj a g
In consideration that she is unable to pay the amount means
in specie, consents to accept one hundred millions gon wj
in territory ; but out of this oilers to pay the claim- his I'ort
ants live millions, and keep the small residue of about 0f huj(j
ninety five millions as a commission for the agency. w|lo |u
We understand that the War Department lias determined
to raise two new regiments forthwith?one j
from Tennessee and the other from Michigan. There
arc ten more companies in East Tennessee who have
offered their services than could be accepted under !Gr'
I the last rcqusition. As these companies are still convcti
anxious to serve till the Government had finally dls- Presldt
J posed of the subject, they will constitute one of the day on
regiments which are now called for. Thus they will meet i
be better prepared to march against Mexico and take friends
the field than perhaps any other regiment that could ?Scpten
bo called out. The volunteers of Michigan have Monte;
manifested the greatest eagerness to serve their country;
and the other regiment is, therefore, to be or- City C
ganised iq that young and patriotic .State.? Union 4. Vcr
last evening. now.
? ? ?
" If we are overpowered," says the Governor ^
of'Jalisco in a recent address to his constituents, "by HI,yH 1
the conquerors of the North, let us find a Common
grave with our enemies, and our motto will be?4 Ja- al
liseo lost her independence, but linked her honor with cra ')r<
her tomb.' " lh autiful sentiments these, but alos ! the J
people that utter them have lost all the attributes ol "ca"01
men determined to be free and to be just. i
El Pahho?1th Value.?Dr. Wintenns, who has Hnuhod
visited this Push, ulleges that its latitude us determined
by him from uctuul observation, is 31 deg., 40 milt. Tj '
and 50 seeorid3 north?so that a boundary line be- with G
No. 10.?The close of the war: pulling two dogs j?,r the!
upart. Not so good. A tiger shaking the lights out their ht
of a poor cur would have done better. our jusi
No. 17.?Snaking a Mexican: put in to fill up. sident,
Picture was originally intended for the seizure of a numu o
soldier by a boa constrictor, in the Kusl Indies. turn an
No. 18.?Mexican ranchero oilieers and soldiers: highest
taken from a French picture. Uniforms all French, possess
No. 1(J.?Kvacuation of Monterey : genuine, and u defendc
good picture. were m
No. 20.?Canales: n fancy sketch. The
No.-21.?Mexican religious ceremonies on the eve count u
of the battle of Cerro Gordo. We are certain this is througl
a copy of a French engraving, representing, perhaps, mined
the funeral of Gen. Dcssaix, after the battle of Mu- known
or Austrians. of Rela
Nos. 22 & 23.?General Scott and Col. Watsbn. sul, tin
Very good. Miniate
No. 24.?Manoeuvres ut Sun Louis Potosi: a fine and fori
picture. Pity that the soldiers are all French, and families
the women all German. brave u
No. 26.?ChurubuHco battle: copied from a French l)ar('
battle. Looks like pictures we have seen of Water- punishi
loo. ^W<1
No. 26.?Gen. Scott and his staif: a copy of Nu- l'le 'aW:
poleon and his staff. The face of Napoleon has boon to oiler
cut out so as to look like Gen. Scott, but the short men; at
figure still remains. Gen. Scott stands six feet four, extent '
His staff, as here represented, consists of Marshals fence of
Murnt, Klcbcr, Soult, Ney, Mucdonald, Lanncs, and 'n the 8
others, und the Egyptiun Mameluke. terday i
No. 27.?Shooting 5 deserters at Perote: a French then, w
picture. Napoleon visible on horseback. in cold
No. 28.?Commodore Perry's first expedition to ?tilion,
Alvarndo: copied, we suspect, from the French and 11
English fleets in the river Parana, South America. Il,en as
The cross has been cut out of the Hag of St. George, to *he 11
but that made a hole in the wood, which prevented 'n
the artist from putting in the stars. them bi
No. 29,?Bishop of Monterey usking Gen. Ampu- 80 8U8f
dia to surrender the city: a French picture. Perhaps etnwglc
the surrender of Milan to Napoleon. being si
No. 30.?Entrance of Lady Santa Anna into Mcxl- OI?? hot
co, from her exile at Havana. We suspect this pic- ?f dome
turc is a copy of the original, representing the return eighteci
of Isahellu to Madrid. , brave C
No. 31.?Cemetery at VeraCruz: looks like a genu- P'kc u"
ine picture. who P'(
Price of the sheet 12 1-2 cents. The good reading ^mVrcs&
matter is worth double the money, to say nothing of eolnpcll
the good genuine pictures; and nobody will object 'ons!
to the fictitious, when it is found out what they re- Mcxi
ally arc. W. nans ui
? ^? men wl
To the Editor yj'the National Whig. ing villi
Cause of the Defeat In Maryland. inilies
Sir : I have been credibly informed that a clerk in sacred
the Treasury Department, who may not he any rela- clothed
tion to Judge Lynch, took on with him to Baltimore who ha
sonic thirty-odd men, employed on the Smithsonian Christ,
Institution, for the purpose of voting the Locofoco out of I
ticket. And, also, that the bar-keeper of a "grocery" all Chri
in this city, whose proprietor iias been for years the Conn
recipient of Congressional favors in the Capitol, did inandec
the same thing, under the pretense that Baltimore ready \
was his proper place of residence. This fact ought comntii
to be inquired into; and, if found to be true, which war up
it is supposed is so, then such frauds on the rights injuries
and liberties of u sister Stutc ought to be punished seek tc
severely. fusion
_ mmm # ? not co
To the Editor <if the National Whig. lixrlit ut
The Cuutranti?The Did and the Young King's
Hickory. ,0IIIur
President Jackson, after years of unavailing effort. ?.?i
I From the Mexican (Jovernineut paper.]
Hit lit u Aiiu'i War Addict.*
?evident /'riwixiomil of the liejtublic and jL'umuler-in-Chief
of the Army to the Nation :
lemkn: The enemy, availing himself of idle
?, has determined u* commence hostilities
jur beautiful city. I'robuming to be dishoarnd
humiliated by the reverses of fortune, he
d that 1 should subscribe u treaty by which
itory of the Republic would have been essenduced,
and the Republic covered with shame'
mutiny. Mexicans do not deserve u lute
lions, and having la-en called upon sponta
to direct their destinies, I have felt it my du90bnd
with ull loyulty to their signal murk ??
nee, preserving those precious rights wiiieii
be alienated, and thus affording an example
ry and firmness wiiieii are the glory of nu-nemy
had proclaimed that they would prous
u peace honorable for both nations, and it
our duty to listen to them, that their treaeheit
be made known. Their propositions ami
equel of the negotiations are to be published,
the civilized world may see that we were
sacrifice all that our honor would permit up
fiee; and that on the other hund our enemies
measureless nretensions. which would huve
.'(i I ho Republic und converted it into u misclony
of the United States. To such audaci ould
oppose nothing but our firmness und
mtu/ You will find me, us ever, leading in
fence, striving to free you from n heavy yoke,
>reserve your altars from infumous violation,
ir daughters and your wives from the extref
insult. The enemy raises the sword to
your noble fronts; do you draw it likewise to
> the rancorous pride of the invader,
carts! Forever live the independence of the
ico, September 7, 1817.
mm ^
[From ttic Mexican Government paper.]
riie Execiitiou of (lie Oe*e rt^i-scan*
! Among the European volunteers whom
terican army has lured to kill us, there are
nlortunate men who are convinced of the inof
this war, who profess the same Roman
e religion which we profess, but who being
d by the misery which prevails in Europe,
e want of employment and the failure of crops,
mscnted to enlist. Some of these men, abjurr
errors and following the noble impulses oi
;arts, have passed over to our army to defend
t cause. From these his excellency, the Preformed
the Foreign Legion, known under the
f the Company of St. Patrick. At La Angosd
Churubusco they bore themselves with the
intrepidity, and after the enemy had gained
ion of this last point, which was only after its
rs had exhausted their last cartridges, the y
ado prisoners. *
generals of the American army, who cannot
ipon their soldiers in u war so iniquitous save
. I..U nu.ui,!.^ w. uuo w. .uuw.;, ?? w.i. ui-.i i
to shopt these Irishmen. Scarcely wns this
in this city before every breast was filled with
it the''thought. His excellency, the Minister
(ions, in u touching letter to the English cons
estimable lady of her Britannic Majesty's
r, various private individuals, both Mexicans
signers, we ourselves, and even the ladies of
i residing at Tncubnya, interceded for these
len ; and we expected that if they could not
oned, they would at least be spared cupitnl
add have been deemed base and repugnant to
s of civilization as practised in modern wars
the bloody spectacle of the execution of these
ad yet it could have been paliated to a certain
by the part which these men took in the deChtirubusco;
but they had no share whatever
laughter which was made the day before yesipon
the heights of the King's Mill. Well,
ill you believe it, my countrymen ? This day,
blood, these Caribs, from nn impulse of superand
after the manner of savages, and as pruca
the days of Homer, have hung up these
a holocaust?they have themselves said it?
lanes of the generul or generals who there fell!
what manner did they hang them ? Noosing
/ the neck as they stood upon the ground, and
lending thcin that they died " by inches,"
d by their own weight, the mode adopted
leh that their horrible agony lusted more than
ir. A spectacle worthy of such men, or ruther
ins escaped from hell! This they did with
1 of these unhappy men, and among them the
laptain Rcilli, whose head they stuck upon a
id planted it at Churubusco. To six others,
oved that they had not volunteered but been
r?/, they gave two hundred lashes each, and
led them to dig the graves of their com puncans
: These are the men who call us barbaid
say they come to civilize us : these arc the
10 have plundered the houses of the surroundiges,
who have stolen-children from their fawho
have slept in the niches devoted to the
dead, who have, with blasphemous revelry,
themselves in the ornaments of the altars,
ve thrown upon the ground the body of Jesus
and have made themselves drunk in drinking
ihe sacred vessels.. Accursed may they be of
stians, us they are of God !
Uri/inen: The Supreme Government comI
its commissioners, as you huvo seen it ul)UWished,
that they should inquire of their
ssioncrs first of all, why they hud brought
on our Republic with blood and (ire? What
i we have done to them that they should thus
i revenge themselves ? Their mode of conut
not being able to reply to these inquiries,
satisfying their displeasure because we would
nsent to un ignominious pence, has been to
i anew the Humes of war, to send us from the
Mill day before yesterday our assassinated
pincn who hud in no manner offended them,
glut their diabolical rage upon the defenceless
hum they hud in their power.
icana: The Supreme Government conjures
ic name of the honor of our race, in the name
dignity as men nnd of God himself, that we
all unite by one unanimous and continued
i) revenge these great outrages, to yield nevet
nay and to wage this war without truce and
or cowardly Mexican who cannot say to hiinit
he has fulfilled every duty as a public offieci
food citizen; who has not contributed by every
in his power towards this war?with his perth
the inlluence of his position, with a part ol
une, with his laboi\ by maintaining a number
icrs, by aiding every way those who light, and
ks not so employed thu means which God lias
dm for iris service and that of the country in
God has placed him, that liis images shall
cast down, nor His holy name blasphemed.
n o, Scptembt r lu, 1847.
Flic Democrats are arranging to convene their
ition, for the selection of their candidate I'm
incy, on the 4th of July, 184R. This is tin
which it is proposed that the Whigs shall
n convention. We suggest now that our
shall not meet on that day, hut on the 23d ol
iber, 1848, the anniversary of the storming ol
rerey. What sa^s the Whig press?
The Democrats earned l(j members of the
ouiicil of Baltimore yesterday, and the Whigs
ily, we are on the lowermost side of the wheel
toomkuy AohicUI.Tural Fair.?We learn,
ic Baltimore Sun, that in the late agricultural
Id at Rockville, Mil., Mr. 10. Whitman, of this
id Mr. F. Coyle, of Washington, received sev miuins
for their agricultural skill. The cotn>n
agricultural implements express theirgrati
ii at the display rnudo by those gentlemen.
Mr. AduniH, of Monroe, Ala., was sitting one
it week at his dinner tabic, when he was as1
by a number of ragnniflins and slain.
Major Chcvnlie resigned because of a clifliciilty
en. Wool, not Gen. Taylor. He was a valuaiccr.
Norfolk Herald also thus speaks of the difficulty
n Mr. Wise and Mr. Tod :
* said that Mr. Wise, expresses, in his free
ic most marked disgust at the style in which
cessor thought proper to deliver himself on
t interview with the llra/.ilian Kmperorj and in
I* has cause. Mr. Tod almost us good as told
iperor (that is if the Portuguese translator did
he a mistake) that Mr. Wise had committed
i' against his country, in not ^endeavoring, on
, to promote the friendly reisiions of the two
(From I he New Oiieuns Delhi.
War ami Oceupatiou.
Our anticipations liavu been more than realized, ~~\\T,
and the predictions of those who held to opposite rpj10 r)
opinions and hopes have been signally refuted. The coj(j n
Cupitai is tuken, but there is no peace. The summit
of our military ambition has been reuched, but it Je Foi
only to gaze upon a still more extended and bloody run, a
tiiJd of war. The rainbow of peace, which was lo mornii
break through the clouds and gloom of the last suvage I?. M.
conflict under the walls of the city, has not yet nrelied .
the Mexican liriiiament, nor will it soon. The hori- ^
/.on of war, like the physical horizon, has widened us ^ ^
we seemed to upproaeh it. f|U) ^
Such was our opinion and apprehension in the ear- wt re
liest stages of this war. We have always held that p0(er
this war would be protructed to the entire absorption ^ ^
of the Mexican Republic in that of the United States; ^ '
that such a result wus inevitable, how desirous soever (joridii
we might be to avoid it.; that Mexican pride and ob- ' rj,|ie
stinucy would harden and strengthen under defeat
una disgrace; murine nearer wu upproueueu mun
Capital, the further we were oil' from peace, und thai Sau
the advocutes of peace had actually more to appre- one of
hend from n victory than from a defeat of our forces, bocam
Equally emphatic have we been in our denunciations 0f 7th
of any proffers of peace 011 our part. Those frequeni crowd
offers?nay, solicitations?of our Government, have ran k|
operated most powerfully to keep up the hopes of the fro?, (
Mexicans. otlurv
The Me xicans are a shrewd, sagacious, cunning ncithc
race; but it required no great shrewdness and sagacity
to infer from these frequent earnest offers o! A IV
peace, that we were tired of this war. These infe- Mr. Jt
rences, no doubt, received some color front the tone raised
of some of our politicians and public journals. Hut leaves,
it is folly for either of these parties?the war party,
which was continually begging a peace, or the peace I Ttvri
party, which.was continually denouncing the war?
to style one another " Mexican Whigs" or " Mexican
Democrats." They are both liable, not to the charge w 1,011
literally expressed by these epithets, but to that implied
and intended?of giving the enemy "aid, com- j s j,rt
fort, and support." When this wur was commenced, f Moii
it was folly and madness to propose terms of peace W lias,
until the enemy was subdued and brought down to A itesu
a suppliant attitude. Or, if yielding to u misplaced
magnanimity, wo had once offered them terms which <)hI
they insolently rejected, there it should have ended, I' Wt ,u
and the war should have been prosecuted with an
overwhelming power and vigor, llut we have kepi
alive their pride, spirits, und hopes, by our frequent w w 1
tenders of the olive-branch. We have shackled bui i> y m
Generals and Envoys with large powers, to control RCAi
military operations. Nor have we, like the mysteri- in w
ous owner of the Sylulline Hooks, raised our demands
with every refusal. The reverse seems rather to havt
been our course. We have moderated our claims
with the progress and success of the war, until at t'oa-i
t..*i ...... Minium.- t.n/.l/iut l.u nnr tlimnml i.f fh#? hoi.r!
of a victorious army, after presenting claims tou-libe- ,Sch
rul and moderate by fur to satisfy the popular voice lumbc
and ambition of this country, listens to pretensions
from a defeated enemy, marked with the very insolenee
of a Brennus, and with the insulting and ex withe
ulting language of triumphant dictution. He asks Sc h
forty-live days to consider such offers, and has tin- coal tt
mortification to be refused his request.
Thus has tltis last diplomatic movement of our tegfe
Government exploded. With every confidence in Uan
the ability, patriotism and integrity of Mr. Trist, | Wc
are sorry we cannot slinreyour confidence,] we huvt
never disguised our iiostility to this embassy, and
predicted its utter failure. It has certainly failed
most completely and disastrously. Nor do we regret ?;?:
it. Wo only regret that the protlers were ever mnd?
by us. On 'I
Our position, which a few months ago had scarcely ,.jty
any support, will now, wc trust, bo adopted by the
whole nation. It is to occupy Mexico, organize a on tl
Government therein, druw upon the resources of the Mary's
country to support such a Government, nnd hold ii
until wc can make our own terms, and iustcad oi in(
buying u peace be able to sell one. wunu ti
Though every phrase of this war, wc have clung cipled,
to this opinion and policy. What our arguments with a
hnvn fjiih il 111 ili-Svi' hniii?> t.. lh?? cunvinMimiii nf our tnire W
wwm irwH-iir.jr. i-?rw w- .i. nro h.mi wkW?0 lin.l ?| ; Ifflllll
xnnto holder* nre nuking tfytM l-ii. Ohio ami Michigan,
f?i fGJW). Southern description* active ami nrll at I-u
a ?<'.M
Coin continues in demand, and the market has improved
it is held at 74s75 cts Oats well at 1Ga47 cent* \\
rulers, circumstances have very effectually dune for us.
The present posture of ufliiirs near the city ol lhtl('.0|J
1VI?HH<iQT.iiMives us the alternative cither to buck out jjant ai
of the war dishonorably and ignominiously, or tooc- wiwlun
cupy and hold the conquered territory at our own will sphere
and pleasure. and hi
. fCf The losses in Winchester, Va., by the flood arc in th
estimated ot $50,000. Ann I
At Dcerfield, N. H., they have recently had na',,^
several perpendicular shocks or jerks of an earth- Sakaji
We understand that letters have been recently reccived
from Major Hobbie, who will probably return fu|jy j,
to the United Slates in the Washington steamer. His y (
lust letter was from Bremen. He was then on his '\?
way to London. p 1'18
He had made the most satisfactory arrangements &?"1#"
in Germany for the accommodation of our steamers l,,oaso
and the transmission of their letters. uaugh.
His arrangements with France were not positively
concluded; but he hoped to find a satisfactory unawer
to his propositions to that government on his
return to London. Meet
He had found a very conciliatory spirit in most of
the English statesmen?in Lord John Russell, for A p
example, and Sir R. Peel; but the superintendent ol earnet
the Post Oflice Department had felt some difficulty Folios
in acceding to the terms until the meeting of Purlin- conBit
ment. A proposition had been made, during the ub- , > .
sence of Mr. Bancroft in Switzerland, to Mr. Brodhead,
the secretary of legation, for a temporury sua- cumpi
pension of,the order oi our Postmaster General in lering
relation to the letters despatched to Canada; but Mr. 0f t|l(i
Brodheud had declined ucceding to it, unless the t|1(,;r t
British Post Oflice would also do away with the in- . .
equality in the postage of letters lunded in England
from our steamers. It was hoped that the liberal distinj
spirit of the government would ultimately remove that tl
nil difficulties on the subject, and bring about an nr- erous
rangement satisfactory to our government. .
[Union last evening. L 1
The .Subjugation of ali. Mexico.?The probu- S
bilities are increasing very fast, and becoming daily
more familiar to the public mind, that the only alternative
presented to the United States, from the obstinate
resistance of Mexico, alike to the force of our
arms and our overtures of peace, is the military subjugation
of the country, and the absorption of tlx
national existence of the Mexican by our own.
[ It,iU. Sun.
The National Whig.?This spirited sheet comes
to us in an entire new dress, and is in every way well
worthy the support of the Whig party of the country.
Its editorials arc able and sprightly, and ils se j
lections good. We trust that its enterprising editor, Wrut||
Chas. W. Fenton, Esq., may reap an abundant success {
in his efforts to fufther the cause of the gallant Tay- ^ ^
lor. Let the Whigs of the country give "him a little ^
more grape," in the way of subscribers, ami cheer tj
him on in the good work.? Virginia Free Press. stand,
|)|' lite
Orriftal Titlkh The Ati'xaiulrbi G?i7nltc relnte
an anecdote told l?y Mr. Jefferson, that In the Con- ytunct
vcniion tor forming the Constitution of the United Alii
Slates, it was proposed that titles should be given to tlirilln
the high ollirera of the Government; and the pro- dttion
position met witli favor. The discussion of the sub- (|e W1
ject had gone on for sonic time, when Dr. Franklin u( |ell.
i?ro??\ and with great apparent gravity, remarked
' that as this matter seemed to be ai-riottsly enter- THUI
mined. and might he carried, he had to suggest oiu (|u. j,;
i title which would he new and appropriate it was a ? none
, title lor the Vice President -and it was, " His Most
Superfluous Highness!" There was not much more
said uuout titles alter this.
National Wiiio Oiticb, Oct. 14, " p in. Mil."1
Flour, small Hales from store, fill a 0 1-1?the latter tor ?r sum
best brands. y
Wheat in good demand, and sales of priino lots at Hid to
Corn bus improved, and held ill store at 05 cents.
Oats, ready sale, at -12 to 15.
Dai.timorb Makkkt, Octub.r 13.?The ll.mr markrl I. "rl 1
firm, and prices lending upwards. Salts to day of about
i,hum bids. Howard street, in lots, at #0. All Unit could h.
had at this price wus bought up. The supply is small t\ no
City Mills held at SO, with limited sales. The supply of all e/iUU
kinds of grain is liglit, and prices are tending upward. ,K| |.
Hood to prime red wheat bus been selling nt SI 25 a SI 28,
and some arc nsklng St 30 for prime : white is worth y I 35 ^
a 81 -1(1,as ill ipialily. While corn nominal nt 03 a 00 cents, f
and yellow at 05 a bti. Oats 30 u 42 cents. Ilye7f?. Provlsiotis
firm, arid Orocerit H in fair request. Whiskey firm at IIJST
28 1*2 a 29 1 2 cents.?Sun. ** soli
N. Y. Commercial Advertiser Oppiok, > -7
Wednesday, Oct. 13--2 o'clock, I'. M $
Owing to the light receipts of Ashes the transactions anil
rniteil. Pots have advanced and are held at 85,70. Pearls
are firin at |8. ^t)U
The sales of Cotton yesterday amounted to HtlO bales?
We henr of G0U bales to-day without change in price.
Tin re Is a larjje demand lor Hour and prices have nu up
(?ity Jntcliigriur.
rcH House.?No arrivals during the last night.
>wdios, &c., generally keep ut buy during the
t Baltimore.-" Until the curs commence to
line of stages will leave Coleman's Hotel every
i?g ut 8 o'clock, arriving in Baltimore ubout 3
,ni> Division, S. op T.?The Grand Division
Sons of Temperance of the District ofColumId
its regular annual session in their Hull, on
!lh instant. The following Representatives
lucted and instuiled officers for tin* current yeur :
M. Pearson, G. VV. P.; Edward M. Drew, G.
; K. Gray Campbell, G. Scribe; VV. C. Chonte,
Charles, Puseoo, G. Chaplain; Win. Bond, G.
ictor; Wm. Rollins, G. Sentinel,
re will be an udjourned mooting of the Grand
an on Tuesduy evening, Oct. 26, at 7 o'clock.
Accident.?This morning, about 11 o'clock,
the horses belonging to a hack, took fright,
o disengaged and ran oil, f rom tun upper end
street down to Market Space, where a large
was assembled at auction, through wldch he
locking down a woman, (by the name of Wells,
Georgetown,) bruising her cheek very much uud
rise injuring her. A little boy, also, was hurt;
r of them dangerously.
Ionstee Cabbage.?To-day, ut the store of
>hn F. Cullun, we saw a very large Cabbage,
by Mr. Degges, the head of which, without the
, was about the size of a half bushel measure.
mats at i)otcl3, etc., up to 2 p. m.
IgeH, Vu. L (J Capers, II S A.
Itefennlciu, Chicago. C N Stuutoii, N O.
nan, Jr.. N V. Mr Will Spencer, N V
stun uud family, S C. N It Prucher, S C.
oil, Va. J Kail, llcrmudu.
baler, N V. J 11 Lulhrop, Alex
rick, Ft*.
torn, Mil. Miss CluH*rock, do
lleton, Va. T Mcliuhe, llio ilruiide.
iaracock, lady, do 'i' T CasUeinuu, Vu.
(Glasscock, do
'urler, Miss. CuplTiioa Jackson, Va
ley, Phil. It Clurinaii, ll.di
itbouy, Va. J Mood, Teiui.
Beam, N V.
0 I) i p ;N c U) s.
r Summerset!, Summers, fin Sulsbuiy, willi
r lo J. T. Lciiman Itro.
r Cleaner, Johnson, I'm river, with wuod lo A.
r Harriet 1?. Ogdcn, Ogden, fin Port Lenlhawl,
:oul lo S. S. Coleman.
r Edith K. Crowel, Ogden, fin lloston, willi
) J. Peltibone.
^^^^CANAL Tiiadk -.I/ C/CM/
al-bout Hornet, laths for J. Fugell.
''Oil RKNT-ti." upper pail of iiir atore hotiao
I Oili ntrei I, III ilir rear (It .MfMix. Middletou Ar Ik-all. {
mse whm formerly occupied un a priiiliiu? oilier rent
low to a permanent u-neiii. Apply lo Mr. Hughco,
ins ?* Soil.
I :?'
South Ni<le of Canal Street,
^ ^ Georgetown, J). C.
08AOK8 iiround A. Suit, daily expected. For
sale by J. II. KINU,
I- Of Ueoraetowu.
RECEIVED, :u Ki'KN prime (Jlsile flutter. Will bo
I low to clone coiiwumneiit.
I lit* .1 II KINC, liiii^'huvii
HIJ8IIEI.8 just rccelvcil anil, for wile l?y
oot H?flt* J II. KINQ, lieoryetown.
licmatlcul IiiNtrument Maker,
rcniiKylvniiln Avenue, npjxifiite IJ. S. Hotel.
WAfllllNOTON, |?. C.
Late Brown dt, Hunt, New York
" Johnson, wood lor J. S. Harvey. * |
" Holing Wave, wood for 1\ Cazetiave.
u Rambler, wood for P. Ca/enave.
u Oesilia, wood for II. 15. Thorn.
'uesdny evening, by !lie Rev. J. C. Smith, Mr. GEO.
it'll KAN, to Miss SAKAII E. BURNS, all of tin*
If *9
lie 25th iiiRtnnt, ut the residence of his lather, in SI.
county, Md., JOHN M. I1EAKL), in the 27th year of
il with a superior order of talunlfl, with a cultivated y
poring mind, kouikI discriminating judgment, at tlie
me virtuouH, high-minded, honorable, and well-prinwith
manners the most popular and engaging, and
profession, too, eminently tilted to display to advunhutever
capabilities he might possess, ho hud just
I out upon the arena id the world, the idol of the paie
pride of tile friend, the delight and expectation of
iimuuity. That Unit part would have been most brilid
conspicuous, none cau doubt. Hut Clod, in his
1, bus seen fit to remove him from the. duzzling
of earthly huppiness in which he seemed to move,
the midst of youth, and health, and Ntreugth, and <
h promise, to call him to the better world. It*
is city, on the 10th instant, of inflatnntiou of the lungs, .
KEVNOLDS, daugher of. Valkntinis and Pranchs
Winchester, Vn., on the 7th lust., VIRGINIA HOWE;e
4 years and o mouths, eldest duughter ol Cvitus and
Winisukruuh, of this city. ;
- Agency for the National Whig in
getuwn-The citizens of Georgetown are respect*
iformed that JOHN VV. BKONAUGH, Esq., Broker,
i Bridge street, a few doors west of the Union tavHgent
for the Nationul Whig. Persons desirous of
icrved with the National Whig in Georgetown will
leuve their names and residences with Mr. BroTHIS
Ing for llelicf of Distressed Mormons.
ublic meeting of all the friends of humanity ih
itly invited, on Ikis (Tuesday) Evening in Odd \
vs' Hull, ut 7 1-2 o'clock, on Seventh street, to
lor and devise measures towards the relief of a
body of the Mormon people who are now cn..'d
in a remote section of Iowa and severely buffer
want of the necessaries of life. Statements
i conditions of these people will be rnude by
iuthorizud representative, (Mr. Dana,) und resits
submitted und appeals made by some of our
guishqd citizens. Wo have abundant evidence
lie cusc is one demanding the prompt and genaction
of all our fellow-citizens. Mayor Beaton
eeled to preside.
enior raster ot F a I rout Presbyterian Church.
St. Patrick's Church.
Ilcctor of St. John's Church.
Of 8th struct Presbyterian Church.
Pastor of K-strcoUBupiist Church.
, Rector of Trinity Churcii.
Pastor of the First Baptist Church.
Pustor of the Foundry Congregation,
consequence of the threatening aspect of the
or, the meeting referred to in lite above notice'
hinly attended. Notwithstanding, his honor
ayor was called to the chair; and after stating
audience the object of the meeting, and readic
above notice, Mr. l)aiiu was called to the
and addressed the meeting, hy giving a sketch
leading causes which finally terminated in the
lion of the Mormons trom Illinois. The sub;
of which will be given to the public.
r which, the Rev. Mr.Giulcy made some very
ig and appropriate remarks concerning theconol
this persecuted and much abused people,
is followed by General Gulf Green,, who spoke
gth upou the subject. Finally, a motion was
and carried, that the meeting adjourn until
LSD A Y (this evening,) at halt-past 1 o'clock, at
street Baptist Church, basement story, where
lid attendance will be expected.
JtfifieampmeHt of' ft night Tciiiplio i
A special assembly ol Washington Encampment,
iv i 11 be i it'It I at their llall, oil Tenth street wist, this
day) evening, at hall pasi 7 o'clock. Punctual alien?l
members im requested. to*t 14?It*

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