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it was very late when he awoke, with a violent headache. The room felt close; a disagreeable damp- ? ties* saturated the air, and made its way through the crevices of the windows. Low-spirited, uncomfort- t able, and cheerless as a drenched cock, he sat down ?, on hiB dilapidated sofa, and began to recall his dream r of the previous night. So vivid was the impression . it had made, that he could hardly persuade himself it t had been a mere dream. Removing the sheet, he u minutely examined the portrait by the light of day. He was still struck with the extraordinary power and expression of the eyes, but he found in them nothing a peculiarly terrific. Still tin unpleasant impression remained upon his mind. He could not divest him- t self of the? conviction that a fragment of horrible re- ^ ality had mingled with his dream. In defiance of v reason, he imagined something peculiarly significant in the expression of the old man's fare; a something c of the cautious stealthy look it had worn when lie crept round the screen, and counted his gol<| under i the very nose of the needy painter. And Tchartkofi t "It's very easy to ray pay, but where la the money I I have not a sou." "In that case, you can satisfy Ivan Ivanovitch with goods, with the produce of your profeaaion," ! raid the Kvartainu; "he will probably agree to take pictures." " Not I, indeed ! no pictures for mc! It would be ail very well to take pictures with respectable subjects, such as a gentleman could hang on his wall; a general with a star, or the likeness of Prince Kutu/. off; but, here I see nothing but paintings of mujiks in their shirt-sleeves, servants, and such like cattle? a mere waste of time and colors. He has taken the likeness of that blackguard of his, who*' bones I shall assuredly break, tor the thief has pulled the nails out of all my locks and windofo-haaps?a scoun'* drel! Just look; there's a subject for you ! a picture of the room I 11 would have been all very well if he 1 had drawn it clean, neat, and orderly; but there he has got it full of filth and rubbish, just as it is. Only 1 see how he has bedevilled and dirtied my room; 1 pretty work, indeed, when I have had colonels for 1 lodgers seven years together, and Anna Petrovnu 1 Buchmisteroff! Truly there arc no worse lodgers than artists; they turn a drnwing-rooni into a pigstye." 1 To all this, an<} much more, the poor painter was forced to listen patiently. Meanwhile the Kvartainu Nadziratel amused himself by looking at the pictures and sketches, occasionally uttering a comment or question. "Not bad !" raid be, pausing before a female figure: "pretty woman, really ! Hut what's the meaning o! that black there, under his nose? Is it snuff, or what?'' "That's the shadow," replied Tchartkofl, surlily, and without turning towards him. "You would have done better to have put it somewhere else. It is too remarkable just under the now," said the critical Argus. "But whose portrait is this?" continued he, approaching the picture that had occasioned Tchartkofl so restless anight. "What an ugly old heathen And what eyes! They might belong to Belzebub himself. I must have a look at this." And without asking permission, or thinking it necessary to use such ceremony with a poor devil of a painter who could not pay his rent, the agent of the law lifted the portrait from the nails on which it hung, to carry it to the window and examine it at his leisure. But ids hands were stiff and clumsy, and he had miscalculated the weight of the picture. It slipped through his fingers and fell to the ground with a heavy thump and slight crashing noise, upsetting some lumber that stood against the wall, and raising a cloud of dust, which caused the man of manacle to step back and rub his eyes. With a muttered curse on the meddlesome official, Tchartkofl sprang forward to raise the picture. As he did so, s small board, forming one of the sides of the frame, and which had been cracked ,by rhe fall, gave way .altogether under the pressure of his hand, atid part of it fell out- The fragment was followed by a rouleau of dark blue paper, which emitted a dull chink as it struk the ground. TchartkofTs eyes glanced upon an incription; it was- 1U00 ducats. To snatch up the packet and thrust it into his pocket was the work of an instant. "Surely, I heard the sound of coin," said the Kvartalnu, who, owing to the dust, und to the rapidity of the painter's movement, had not caught sight of the rouleau. "And what business of yours is it, to know what I have In my room V* " It is my business to tell you that you must duv the landlord hi* rent; it'a my business to lull you, thai ' I know you luive money, and yel you won't pay ? that's my business, my fine fellow I" "Well, I will pay him to day." "And why did you not pay at once, without giving trouble to the landlotd and disturbing the police 1" "Because I didn't intend to touch this money. But I will pay him this evening, and leave his lodgings at once. I will lay no longer ill his paltry garret." "He will pay you, Ivan Ivanovltch," said til' Kvartalnu to the landlord. "If yon neglect to do so by this evening, why then 'you must excuse me, Mr. a Painter, if we use severer means." And resuming his cocked hat, he departed, followed by the landlord, who hung his head, and looked exceedingly small. "The devil go with them !" Bald TchartkolT, as he heard tho outer dour shut. He looked Into the anteroom, sent N Ik it a out, in order to be quite alone, lockod himself in, and with a violent palpitation of the heart, opened his packet. It contained exactly a thousand ducats, almost all ot them quite new and sparkling like the sun. Its appearsnce waa precisely the same as those he had seen in Ills dream. Almost frautle with delight, he sat with the pile of gold bsfore hint, asking himsslf whether ha did not still dream. Long did hs handle and tell the gold before 81111 leil mi! pillii "i "w i^uicuu u|iuii iiib paiui, ub though it had but that instant left his grasp. Had he held it but a little tighter, he thought, It must have remained in his hand even after his awakening. "Heavens!" he exclaimed, heaving a sorrowful sigh, "had I but the moiety of that wealth!" And again in his mind's eye he saw the rouleaus stream ing from the sack. Again he read the uttractive inscription? 1,000 ducats; again they were unrolled, he heard the chink of metal, saw it shine, burned to clutch it. But once more the blue paper was rolled around it; and there he sat, motionless and entranced, straining his eyes upon vacancy, powerless to divert their gaze from the imaginary treasure?like a child gazing with watering mouth at a dish of unattainable sweetmeats. A knock at the door at last roused him from his reverie. It was promptly followed by the entrance of his landlord, accompanied by the Nadziratel, or police-inspector of the quarter?a gentleman whose appearance is, if possible, more disagreeable to the poor than the face of a petitioner is to the rich. The landlord of the small house in which Tchartkotl lodged, was no bad type of the class of house-owners in such quurters as the fifteenth line of the Vasilievakii Ostrov. In his youth, he had been a captain in the army, where he was noted as a noisy, quarrelHmnn fnllnw trnnnf^rr^/t thenpp fit th.? rivil aurvini' he proved himself a thorough master of the art ot . petty tyranny, a bustling coxcomb und a blockhead. Age had done little to improve his character. He had been some time a widower, had long retired from the service, was less given to quarrels and coxcombry, but more tjivial and teasing. His chief happiness consisted in drinking tea, propagating scandal, and in sauntering about Ids apartment with hands behind Ids back. These intellectual occuputious were varied by an occasional inspection of the roof of hiB house, by ferreting his dvornik, or porter, fifty times u day out of th^kennel in which he oftener slept than watched, and by a monthly attack upon } his lodgers for their rent *Do me the favor to see about it yourself, Varukh Kusmitch," said the landlord, to the Kvartalnu: " he won't pay his rent?he won't pay, sir." " How can 1, without money 7 Give me time, and I will pay." "Time, my good sir! impossible! I can't hear of such a thing," said the landlord in a rage, flourishing the key he held in his hand. "Perhaps you don't know that Colonel Potogonkin lodges in my house ?u colonel, sir,*and has lived here these seven years; and Anna Petrovna Buchniisteroff?a lady of fortune, sir, who rents a coach-house, and a two-stall stable, sir, and keeps three out-door servants: these are the sort of lodgers I have. . My house, 1 tell you plainly, is not one of those establishments where people live who don't pay their rent. So I will thank you to pay yours directly, and be off bag and bagguge." "You had better pay," said the Kvartalnu Nadziratd, with a slight but significant shake of the heud, sticking his forefinger through a button-hole of his liHUle could believe that It was real, and llut lie himself vae awake and In hi* right mind. He then curiously and careAilly examined t lie frame, n one side of it a kind of cavity had been hollowed iut, and afterwards closed with a board, so neatly hat if the loutish hand of the Kvartalnu Nudxirutel tad not let the frame drop, the ducats might have renamed for centuries undisturbed. It was wfth graitude and "complacency, rather than averaion, that he painter now contemplated the peculiar features nd remarkable eyes of the old Asiatic. Whoever you are, my old boy," said Tcharikotr to ilinself, "I'll put you under glass, and give you a ulendid frame for this " Just about this moment his hand happened to ouch tile heap of gold, and tile contact made his lean beat aa violently as ever. " What ahull I do vith il l" he thought, tiling his eyes upon the titoley. " Now I am at ease for three years at least, 1 an shut myself in nty studio, and work. I can buy :olora, pay for a comfortable lodging and good food, have enough for everything; nobody can tease or iadger me now. I'U get a first-rate lay-figure, order plaster torso, model feet, buy a Venus, have engravings of all the great masters. And if I work teadlly for three years, quietly, without hurry, withiui being obliged to sell my pictures for my dally iread, 1 shall astonish the world and achieve fame." Such was the urtist's soliloquy, prompted by concious talent and honorable ambition. A fat different ounael was given by his twenty-two summers and leat of youth. He now hod at his command all that le hud hitherto gazed at from afar with envying yes. How his heart bounded and swelled within din, as he thought of the luxuries he could now otutnand! how he longed to excliauge rags for purtie and fine linen, and fare sumptuously after his ong fast, to dwell in a splendid lodging, to visit the heatre, the cafe, the ball! Seizing his money, the young man twos in the itreet In a moment. His first visit was to a tailor's ihop, where he dressed himself front top to toe, and valked down the street looking at himself in every rlndow. He bought a huge quantity of trinkets and lerfumea, an opera-glass, and a mountain of brilliant ravata; took, without a word of bargaining, the Irst lodging that he saw, a magnificent set of rooms a the Nevskl perspective, with immense mirrors, nd each window glazed with a single pane; bud bis iair curled at a coiffeur's, hired a carriage, and drove wice, without the slightest object, from one end of he town to the other, crammed himself with bonlons at a confectioner's, and went to a French resourant, about which he had hitherto heard only rogue and uncertain rumors, such as one hears ol he Chinese empire. There he dined, assuming the vhlle a haughty and supercilious air, and incessunly arranging his well-curlbd locks. There, too, he lrank a bottle of champagne; a liquid he hod hither:o known only by reputation. His head full of wine, re went out into the street, gay, bold, ready for anyhing?able to face the deviJ, as the Russians say. Jn the bridge he met his former professor, and pushid cooly past him, as if lie did not observe him, eavinu the poor man motionless with astonishment i mark of interrogation visibly printed in hi* counenance. All that he possessed in the world, easels, imnvsssce, pictures, TchartkolT transported that very ivening to Ills new and splendid lodgings. He arranged his best pictures In the most visible situalions, cast those he thought less of Into corners, and perambulated his splendid rooms, looking at himsell rach minute in the mirrors. Then there arose in his mind a restless desire to take fame by storni, instantly, without delay, aud to compel, by whatever mans, the applause of the multitude. Already the jry rang in his ears, " Tehurtkoif, TchartkofT! havm't you seen TchartkoD's picture? What a rapid pencil TchartkofT hast TchsrtkolT has immense tulentl" Musing, and castle-building, he paced his partinenl till a late hour of the night, and when in bed, could not sleep fur ruminating his ambitious projects. The next morning he took a dozen ducats, and drove to the odltor of a fashionable newspaper. The introduction was efficacious. The journalist praised his genius, professed the most ardent desire to serve liim, loaded him with compliments, shook him fervently by both hands, and accompanied him obsequiously to the door, making udnule inquiries ss to his name, his style at painting, his place of reslThe very next day there appeared in the newspaper, immediately after an advertisement of newly discovered candles, warranted \ to burn without wicks, an article beaded, BXTSAOSDINASY TALKNT OP TCHABTKOPK. "We hasten to congratulate the inhabitants of this polite metropolis on what may be styled a discovery of the most splendid and useful nature. Wo refer to the suddon appearance of an artist of consummate skill, possessing all the qualifications that can render a painter worthy|to transfer to the magic canvass the faces of the many beautiful women and handsome men who adorn the cultivated circles of St. Petersburg. I.adies tnay now confidently rely on being transmitted to posterity without diminution of their graces, with all their delicate loveliness, enchanting symmetry of form, and exquisite expression of feature?graces ephemeral, alas < as the existence of the butterfly that hovers the vornal flowers. Parents, i-re they leave this vale of tears, may beaucath to their sorrowing children their exact resemblance.? The warrior, the statesman, the poet, all classes of men, in short, will pursue their career with fresh zeal and ardour, now that the brilliant pencil of o TchartkofT enables them to transmit to posterity visible features, as well as their imperishable renown. Let all hasten, then, abandoning promenade and party, opera, ball, and theatre, to the splendid and luxurious studio of our artist (Nevsku Perspective, No. ?-.) It is hung with portraits, the produce of his pencil, worthy a Vandyke or a Titian. The happy connoisseur knows not what to admire most in these exquisite wotks, their exact resemblance to the original, or the extraordinary brilliancy and freshness oi their handling. They must be seen to be even imperfectly appreciated; the artist has truly drawn a prize in the lottery of genius. Success to you, Andrei Petrovitch! (the juurnalist was evidently fond of the familiar style.) Macte tyovi rirtutc, and immortalize yourself and us. Glory, fortune, crowds Of sitters, in spite of the feeble and envious efforts oi certain contemporary prints, will be your speedy and unfailing reward ?" His lace beaming with contentment, our artist perused this puff. He saw his name in print?a thing which was to him a complete novelty; and he could not help reading the lines at least a dozen times. He was particularly tickled with the comparison of his works to Vandyke and Titian. The use of his baptismal name, Andrei Petrovitch, also gratified him not a littte. To be mentioned in this delightfully familiar way in print, was to him an honor as gratifying ad it was new. He could not remain quiet a moment. Now he sat down in a chair, then threw himself picturesquely on a sofa, rehearsing the way he would receive his sitters; then he went to his easel, and gave a bold dashing stroke of the brush, studying at the same a graceful mode of wielding it.? Thus he got through the day. [ 7b be continued.] mm i , ThsCholssa nv Russia.?Letters from St. Pes tersburgh, of the 5th ult., state that on the authority of the official report received by the Government, the cholera continued to advance towards the north and east. Cases of it had occurred at Orel, at TouU and even in the village of Penaa, situated at only lift) leagues from Moscow. In the province of Astrakan, in which there were 31,300 inhabltantg, 6,916 caaaa hail occurred, and 3,131 dealha. The dieeaae still raged with greet severity at Tscliamo Jarsk, and in the environs. At Saraloff, the capital of the province of that name, 3,600 persons had been attacked, 1,091 of whom died. In the country of the Cosaacks, of the Don there had been 13,661 eases, of which 7,010 terminated fatally. At Charcow 63 persona had been carried off, and on September 16th, there were I 686 sick at Kursk. At Woronesch, a town with a population of 40,000, the cholera broke out on the 4th of September, with 430 new cases, and 160 deaths had occurred daily. On the 16th there were, 1,019 persons ill of the cholera in the hospital, 418 of whom were attacked the same day. The number of deaths on that day was 163. InreuBNca or ths Psaions or tub Pat neon Brants and Dbaths.? Dr. Casper says the greatest number of births occur between nine o'clock in the evening and six In the morning. Individually regarded, the rails of dealha from inflammation, phthsis, and pulmonary hemorrhage, la greater in the afternoon ; from fevers and exanthemata, just before midnight; from cerebral apoplexy, during the day i and from diseases of the nervous system in general, in the hours which immediately follow midnight. From tfu Wetc Orluaus Picayune. Auiuacincttl lu lift* Hull* uftho Hoatctmnii. Of amusements we cannot complain, either us regards the number or the quality. First and foremost, we have a most excellent Spanish eumpuny at El Teatro Nacional, giving us asenies of entertainmeuta than which we have seldom witnessed any thing better, if as good, at home. The principal actor is Sehon Vinolas, a finished artist, but the most charming feature in lite company la the Senoru Caoetc, an actress of versatile talents?chaste and polished in her style to a degree, while her voice is moat musical, her eye bright and joyous, her smile irresistible, und the whole expression of |>er fuce sunny as a briullt dav in Mav. Shi ha* m-?-n aunit> thirlv.odd summery? tagging her pardon for speaking upon a point so tender?yet still is u handsome, u beautiful woman, with whom time has dealt most leniently. To a charming naivete she unites a thorough conception of character and an exhaustless flow of spirits, and at the same time is just as much at home while enacting the lisping and sentimental victim of love as while portraying the boisterous hoyden. 1 cannot call to mind the equal to La Canete on the American stage. In ail their appointments and accessories the Spanish an* infinitely ahead of us?even at our own French theatre in- New Orleans they are behind these Custilian comedians in the richness und apprporintencss of costume, attached to the company is an excellent corps dt ballet, composed of some six or. eight male and female dancers. The principal is La Oozze, a pretty und sprightly little woman, with a Jewish cast of countenance lighting up so well on the stage, while her limbs would ser>p as models. Nor is she at nlWchary in the display of them, but vaults, whirls und?and?envois is a good word?about the stage in u style highly gratifying to "los Yankees." Not a purticle of prudery is there in her pirouettes?quite the contrary. There appears to be a joyous abandon about all the dancers given by these Spanish artistes, und if a New York or New Orleans audience could see one of their Boleros, or "LaJota Arragonesa" for instance, as given here at the National theatre, there would be some little attempt at shouting. There is only one word that hue ever fallen upou my ears that can truly define lite style of the pretty Senorita Oozze, and I doubt whether that word can be found in Webster?her style is liig/d'aluting. The Spanish company perform three nights in each week at El Nncionul?Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. On the other evenings Hurt gives an American performance with his company, pieced out with tolcrahlc fnlr silll/tnir from thtt Itnliim trmtiwi Tlie principal cantalrice la the Scnora Lopes, a Mexican by birth, who has a voice of good coinpaaa with a fair execution. While Borghese was here In Mexico she appeared with her on several occasions, both taking principal parts in the same operas.' The theatre is one of the largest in America and one of the finest in the world?larger cvon than the old St. Charles, and perfect in all its appointments. The orchestra is a very good one, and nightly they give "Yankee Doodle" and "Hail Columbia" in a style which wakes up the patriotism of the Anglo-Saxons, nine-tenths of the audience being composed of this particular class of the human family. The Tcairo del Progruo, another tine theatre in the same street as the National, is nightly opened by Bcnsleywith his equestrian company. The pit hus been taken out to make room for the ring and the accompanying sawdust, and good audiences are in constant attendence. The principal attraction at this establishment is the Senora armand,|a little Habanera married to a French Hercules. She is not as graceful as Blangy, but is as bold as Joan of Arc ?a well formed woman enough, turns somersets, rides on one leg, jumps through hoops, dunces the Cachuca, and makes up in strength and agility for what she lacks in polish. Another attraction at this establishment is Harnblin, the India Rubber man, who shuts himself up like a jack-knife and |>crfonns various gumes of that sort, whlto two of the equestrians, Kelly and Klncade, would pass muster under Stickney's management. Then they have an Kthlaplan extravaganza singer, with a banjo, who gives "Lucy Neal" and "Old Dan Tucker" between the acta. Who would have thought a twelve months since, that such atrocities wouk have been Introduced Into one of the Ant theatres it Mexico ! but l ate chronicling the truth, la addi. I don to all 1 have tneatkned, we have a panorama at some sort, performances at the Diorama, regular bullfights at the Plaxa de Toros, and a promise of sport in the way of crickot playing and horse racing, sc you will see thut such of the American people as an sojourning in the neighborhood of the "Halls of the Montezumas" have no great lack in the way of amusc, incnts. Powxa's Studio at Floremcs.?I will not omit tion our visit to the studio of our countryman, Mr Powers, justly considered one of the first sculptors ir Italy. I found the execution of his pieces equal tc my expectations, but the beauty of his designs surpassed them, and do him much credit. Heisjusi finishing the third copy of Greek Slave, and a fourth is engaged. Ills first is in England, the second ht has lately sent to the United States. His Kvt if equally beautiful, and a perfect Venus. The Pishes Hay is a happy design, and much admired; representing a beautiful youth, holding a marine shell to hh ear, in the attitude of listening to its sounds, according to an ancient superstition. His Proserpine hat the most exquisite face of the whole. His price foi any of the first three is $5000. But what interested me much was an almost colossal statue of John C Calhoun, which is about being completed for the citizens of Charleston. It measures about seven feet high, and is represented in the Roman toga, standing in a commanding, speaking position, the right ham pointing to the puges of u volume, held open witl them outwards in the left hand, which is elevated or a line with the neck. Close to the right leg is t I stump of the palmetto, and beside it lies his bag o: papers. You must not infer that he is making z . stump speech, as it is only intended to strengthen hu position, and as an emblom of his native State. The I statue 1 doubt not will give the highest satisfactioi 1 to Mr. Calhoun's friends, and to connoisseurs as z work of art. mm PLAY AWAY ON THE SLATE, We heard a good story yesterday, says the N. O Delta; of a popular fisherman, who a few years agi resided in this city. He was not only in good stand trig with ids company, but in good credit with hh landlord, who was the keeper of a tavern. Mine hosi I did not register his accounts by double entry; noi make his entries with indelible ink; his ledger was i folding slate, one-half of which was covered by thi debts of tlie generous fireman. On a certain occasion the establishment took fire the alarm was given, and very soon the firemen wert present to suppress It. Thoy knew that our hero wat a boarder there, and for the safety of his property theii anxiety was first evinced. "Ha! Bill," says one, "throw down your bunk." "Oh t Bill," says another, "wait there and we'll pul up a ladder for you to come down by." "Hold on there for a moment, boys, and I'll tell you what to do," says Blllj He disappeared for a moment,'and In a moment again he was at the window, holding the doubled-up slate, but now undotibled slate, in his ItandB befort him, which bore on its face the sole record of his indebtedness to "the house." "There! there! now," says Bill, speaking in thai tone of authority which his office in the company authorised him to use, "play away on the elate, No. 7 /, No. 7 promptly obeyed orders, and in a very few minutes the slate was?a blank. The simple watei washeil away ell BIK's brandies and water. "Knough, boys" says Bill, closing up the slate, "It'i a regular open and shut gome. If Mrs. Mickson hai any charge against me, lot her produce her vouch or*." SlttouLAS Cerkmomy.?Stockholm, Sept. 77.?Th< day before yesterday the obsequies of the late Coun Kosenbakl, lord of the kingdom, and formerly minis tor of justice, took plucc. The funeral processioi was composed of eight hundred persons, arnonf them the king, the Prince Royal, and others of lh< nobility, who went to the church where they wen present at the funeral services. After tho officiating priest had thrown three shovels full of earth 011 thi coffin, Count Beskow, grand marshal of the count mounted on a staging, and announced in a ioud volc< that Since the deceased had MB no direct or collate rsl descendant for his successor, and consequentl] his family and tiatne was extinct, he would pWOM to the breaking of his armorial bearings. Immedi tlruml Marshal, on which w?? placed an eaculchcoi In crystal, on which was painted the arms of the Ko aenblari family, A liarald bronchi and handed a ham tner to the Grand Marshal, ana M. ds Beskow strucl a blow with It on the escutcheon, which was inline dlately broken, and fell In pieces to the earth. Thi act finished the ceremony, and the numerous assem bly retired.?IV. Y St. Pott. DAILY NATIONAL WHIG, *\TV FRJDAY AFTERNOON, NOV'tt 19, 1847. For Preoldeut GENERAL ZA( IIAttY TAYLOR. Subject to Ui? (icrlttion of the Whig National Convention MKXK AN VllCWrt OF THE WAR. We have ret'erreil to the ultra Democratic Spirit of " La Karon," the organ of the Pu ids or Federalists, in the City of Mexico. The following article from that Journal of October SW, (translated by the New Orleans Delta,) inay be regarded as an exposition ol the sentiments of that party upon the war question. We publish it, not without any hopes that it will have any elfect upon the wicked councils of the American Executive, but that the People may see how justly out enemies can reason upon the war and its consequences to themselves, even though they do not act upon such sensible deductions. As to the propositions of La Kazon?a conference between the eminent men ot both People?it is idle to hope for any result from it, for even if Mexico were to oiler it formally, Mr. Polk would not agree to it, while there arc any Trills or Atochas or Slidells to whose unskilful bands he can commit the high interest of the country. fYom "La Razon" October 22. Peace or War. The question of life or death to the Mexican republic, which involves the social existence ol' the present generation, and the fete of those yet unbom, Is agitated und debated by the pons of different citizens ol the two contending nations, is observed with uneasiness by llio European continent, and is generally denaturalized und merged in the diverse passions excited by so serious an aflair. We might well wish to excuse ourselves from taking part in so delicato urt atiiiir?to which science should contribute its treasures, and patriotism its purest virtue?especially at it does not pertain exclusively to any of our most prominent factions. But what subject concerning uur international organization can be touched upon which does not presuppose an opinion based upon that question which absorbs the univursul attention : In the midst of the uneasiness und anguish of torment, who can preserve the calmness necessary tc the complicated und tranquil consideration of domes tic economy? It is not the result of stoicism, ot perhaps, even of criminal indifference, to withdraw attention from the common danger, and fix it upot local intorests, when even the extent of the enemy') Intentions are unknown, und he preserves a mysterious taciturnity while taking advantage of the favori extended to him by the hand of prosperous fortune' What is the foundation of such flattering hopes wher we are Ignorant of the aid which can be extended tc us. or the resistance which can be offered to any po lineal organization. 4 To avoid these accusations, which candor or mal ice might make against us, to causa to be dlscontin tied the accustomed and sad motto of Mexico, dictat ed by indolence acquired through our vicious educa lion?" it 1h not yet time, we tiro not prepared foi such excellent things"?has been the principul slim uius which has determined us to grapple with thi greatest difficulty, which, in our transient journey through this world, may perhaps be presented to us It iB possible that all our readers may not be met of education, for them wc more especially write, ask ing the more lenrned to grant us their indulgence.? Theso latter know very well that war between nn lions is nut exactly thu expression of the anger ant vengeance of two nations, prosecuted without ntcr cy even to extermination. Some political opinion some ulurm, well or ill founded, which the onerntinm of one cubiiiet originate in another; the desire of ter rltorlul extension, or of cherishing some branch o industry; and, lastly, the desire upon the part of om people of achieving some object, In the execution o which another ntay consider itself oHended, is the or igin of war. When diplomatic science was unknown in llv world, nations had no other method of salvation thai a resort to physical force. Should they then sue cumb, they were irremediably subject to the con l uueror. Thus did the empire at Assyria fall befor I the army at Cyrus; thus did Persia disappear befor the power of Alexander; so was extinguished ill amplm at this conqueror, the kingdoms created b ' his captains, and tha republic of Carthage In the con r quests of Roman republic; and dins was dismember ed at lost the great empire of the Caesars', by the ir ruptions of the barbs thins of the East ana of thi North. In the same manner, was formed and dissolved thi 1 empire of Charlemagne; and in this confusion tin i feudal ages passed, without any other title to the nc . qulsiiion of |K>wer than that ol brute force. The different nations that catno forth from thi chaos, had limits more definitely marked, a safer po licy and government, and reasons of State cotnmcrc to interforc in the disputes of nations. Their nter candle Interests, and all their relatione with one ana ' thcr were computed, so that even the most dlstun > took an interest in tne contests which were excited i In proportion with the progression of arts, of thi . sciences, of commerce and of Industry, nnns in con , miction with diplomacy, which is the science regulo tive of the common intereat, decided the fate of na ' lions. ' From the time of Chnrles V, Emperor of Germany we have a series of diplomatic troutios; of peace, o truce, of commerce and alliunce, which have Inllu ' cnced the creation or extinction of dynasties, the dl mlnution of augmentation of territory, or the create ' or less inlluenro of nntions. The hlstory'of the las mi beiuuucii, uunng which uipiomauc ni'gouu i tions commenced to tulle thnt cliuracter which w r now notice, presents u? with n catalogue of event I corroborative of this truth. The Prince of Orang< would hnvc lout all hie dominionu, if the treaty c - Vervona concluded in 1598 had not restored to hie all the provinces which the power of arms hai I wrested from him; and from thnt time to the present , front the treaty of Nimeguen in 1678 to the Con I gross of Vienna in 1814 and 1815, nil the civilized no tions of Europe have been comprehended und listen ' ed to. Those of the first order, such m England I Austria, Prussia, Russia, &c., have acceded to th t propositions of France, on account of having be f come unable to prosecute war, from the immens losses they had suffered. The treaty of I.uncville li 1803 deprived thu Germanic confederation of all it ' territories situated on the left bank of thu Rhine, am s produced In the interior of Germany great territoria i novelties, and substantial variations in the conatitu , tion of the Empire, such as were the secularizations Hie treaty of Presburg ratified in December, 1805 transferred the kingdom of Naples to the domlnatioi of France. Prussia ceded to France the Duchy u Ansunch, of Ncufchatel and Voiengin, part of th Duchy of Cleves, and of the Electorate of Hanover ' The King of Uavurin ceded the Duchy of Berg am - received In indemnification that of Anspach. By tin i treaty of Tilsit, concluded on die 7th of June, 1807 ! Prussia, after having lost In twenty-eight days it army and its monarchy, recovered, notwithstnnd ing, its possessions on the other sido of the Elbe 1 which were Silesia, Brandenburg, Poineranla, am > the part of Poland lying on both sides of tho Vistula and totally lost its provinces between the Elbe an< the Rhine, renounced oil its rights over other States ! nnd recognized Naples, Holland, and the confedera tion of tne Rhine. In the year 1809 Austria, by thi 1 treaty of Vienna, lost more than'three million and i ' half of Jnhubltants. Sajonia increased its territory by the Duchy ot Wnrsaw. Russia acquired Qalliciu and there remained at the dlspostlon of France . Salsburg, the diatricta of the Inn, half of Carinthia and the whole of Carnlola.aU of which were dlatri butcd among its alliee. France itself, In 1814 ant I 1815, saw itself compelled to receive tho peace of thi alliee, losing all Its conquests and glories, admittinf a dynasty which It detested, and whose blood hac flowed, mingled with that of thousands of victims and this peace is accepted after having seen Its cap! tal occupied by the allied armies. Trie Congress o Vienna, compoaod of the diplomatists of Auatrin Spain, England, Portugal, Prussia, Switzerland Russia, and France, made Its definitive arrange, menu. And now, in order to apply these historical exam plea with precision, let us see what Is the presen condition of Mexico. It is that of the moat pro. found stupor after tho most mournful undeceiving Homogeneous armies, organized according to all int rules ot tactics, and in the inldst of their homes went to combat agninst undisciplined masses collected by force, heterogenous in origin, Isnguagi and Interest and In a foreign country; so that what ever might nnve been the personal courage of thi soldiers, or the ability of the Ucncral of the invaders tho means of action were so unequal that the proba bilillea ought to have boen tho same wuy, Mix com bats took place; and what was the result of all ??Iin I tiiM'H me country nna in us "men ol war.' I who had coat it so many burden* and so many rat* J rifices. We cannot answer without finding oursel ves overwhelmed with opprobrium arid ahaine * Ji!1?1 a P*Pluro does *'|c country how present' 0 Tiiat of a victim, who, in his des|>oratlon tears on , his own entrails. Those men who retroeode, thoai p who are voluntarily blind, aalc with shouta the sulci - dal measure of the Introduction of monarchy. Th< P men of violent passions, and of limited intelligence J clamor for an insurrectionary war; those iiitorostet - in the old system of anarchy, who see their interest b in Its continuance, and who have their plans tracer ti for the prosecution of their system of usurpation - and depredation, invoke peace at whatever cost - they are insonsibic to any feeling ol honor, and nelthei * the good name of the country nor Its future interesi - entering into their plan, they would out our Gordinr * knot at a single stroke. But the reflecting men, thos< - who have material Interests to preserve, and familiei to support, who have noble sentiments, which iden and which they have afterwards adopted as their 1 owu, are horrified at the appearance of the obscure future of which they obtain a glimpse, if the war should haw no other .result thun the misfortunes Inherent to ihisv calamity of society?in the loss of some provinces, the humiliation of being conquered, and us u conclusion, (he restoration of the same vices and the suine disorders. These men uro the chofeen of the country?they sigh for un honorable way of cxtricuting themselves trom this conflict of uncertainty and violence; and ut the same time they ardently desire u political theory, which shall insure peace and prosperity for the future. We believe thai diplomatic science, profiting by events, can provide for the two exigencies, which, without doubt, constitute the true state of the question. Of the four methods recognized to terminate wai lauween nations, the first, which is un adjustment, has proved unavailing, and perhaps powerful obstacles would prevent Its consummation. The second, mediation, should be rejected as impossible, because there is not upon the continent among the other republics, one which is sufficiently powerful, and has enough influence with the two belligerents, and to invoice Europe, would be the greatest rashness. The third, which is arbitration, is subject to the same objection as the previous ones. There rcmuins then, the fourth, which consists in a conference of the most eminent persons of both nations at a certain designated piuce. As the formation of a protocol demands serious and prolonged discussions and consultations, which consume much time, u preliminary truce could be concluded, which would givb rest to this poor nation, und would permit it to organize itself in such a manner that, it should ralst in prosperity, and live in peace with its neighbor, in thin manner, we believe we can connect the subject upon which we hnve touched, with the programme of Interior organization which wo arc going to present. ??-? ? ? EDITOR'S TABLE. Mr. Tompkin's, to., majority over Roberts, d.y for Congress from?the 3d District in Mississippi, is 550?unnofficial. Dr. Wilson, an English traveller, recently sounded Jacob's Well, and found it only 75 feet deep and very little water in it. When Maundrell vfbited it, it wqp 105 feet deep, and had 15 feet of water in it. The papers in the interest of Mr. King as a Senator from Alabama, are out against the return of Mr. Lewis. The war is waxing hot upon this question. A mule driver recently entered his name opposite a berth on a Vera Cruz steamer, and placed opposite to it the letters, M. D. Every botlv took him to be an army surgeon, until an officer, who knew him, let the secret out to the amusement of all the passengers. The Plymouth is to go to the East Indies, under command of Capt. Gedney, and the St. Louis and St. Marys to the Brazil station. The Decatur arrived at Norfolk on the 16th inst. from Pensacola. The destruction of U. States property at Vera Cruz, during the northers of the latter part of last month, will help, to swell the national debt not a little. It is said that the Rotchshilds are about to ship three millions of specie from N. York, that being the amount of bills on the U. S. Treasury cashed by them in Mexico. Treasury uotes are now beginning to be paid into tfie Treasury for duties?they being at par. The increase of the" revenue will not benefit Mr. Walker much in this event. It will in a measure, decrease the national debt by absorption of the government due bills. The Alexandria Gazette very truly observes that the most wonderful part of the Electric Telegraph is the extortionate charges which the companies make for the transmis3 sion of intelligence. Our army on entering Mexico encounter ed an American prisoner, tied on a board, ? with the flesh flayed from his limbs, and his e heart cut out, and other indignities commit" W u the corpse too shocking to decency to I relate. Surely, such barbarians deserve the - vengeance of conquest. ! The last dates lrom Vera Cruz assert that . Santa Anna had fled from Mexico, embarke ing on an English vessel at old Tampico. In the battle of Atlixco we lost but one s man killed and two wounded, while the cne' my's loss was 519 killed and wounded. The . conflict commenced between the towns of - Choeula and Atlixco, and ended in the latter place after a few moments resistance. e A few days since one man shot another in " Benton, Miss, and fled. In his flight he met ~ the child of his victim, and, telling the nurse what he had done, hastened on, but 'j his knees gave way and he was taken with . the arms in his hand with which lie had com milted the murder. J The dead hody of a young female was < found a day or two ago near Doylestown, jj Pa. It was terribly bruised, but no clue a was found as to her identity, f So far as heard from Gen. Lamar has J nearly all the votes of the Counties of Nueces , and San Patricio in Texas for the Legisla ture. Over lf>0 votes were thrown in the . precinct opposite Matamoras, and they were I, chiefly Mexicau votes. " We are sorry to see the Hail Road Joure nal enter the lists in defence of those soul1 less monopolies, the Kail Road Companies, * against the public condemnation for their I outrageously exorbitant demands for carrying " the mails. | The Patriot is a new Whig paper to be i published at Lynchburg, Virginia. It supp ports Old Rough for President, as every . Whig does, who wishes to rescue the Ex* ecutivc from the corrupt hands of politicians. Dallas and Jefferson Davis is a Demo? eratif Presidential Ticket?but all in vain " arc these things of an hour. The public 1 mind is filled with one name?the Heroic j Taylor?and there is an end of all trouble on this point. There is a body of Mexican lancers who call J themselves the Rancheros of the Poisoned r Lance, because they carry poisoned weap ons. They have hitherto taken good care ' not to be found in any of the battles, except - that of Atlixco, at which some of them were | captured. Their fate may be imagined, r The road from Vera Cruz to Jalapa was I open on the 4th inst.?garrisons being stai _? :--i ti 1 r will, no doubt, bring us the intelligence of a > free road to the Capital. A Mexican writing to his father, says that the battle of Atlixco seemed to him li'ke the judgment day?so terrible was the 'onset of the Americans, whose prowess nothing could oppose or hinder. Mr. Slidell, it appears from a correspondence in the New Orleans papers, between him and Mr. Buchanan, closed his official relations with the government on the 2nd of April, 1846, but retained his commission up to the 26th of January, 1847, at the request of the President, tho' he did not draw any pay during the abeyance of his mission. They have succeeded in building dams, that will not wash away, on tho watercourses J of the alluvions of the Mississippi valley, by constructing them of brush-wood, gravel and I clay. The Charleston people have held a meet1 ing and determined to receive Gen. Shields I with all due honor on his journey to Washington. Is this a part in the programme of operations to make the uenerai a candidate [ for the Presidency ? i They are flying to get up steam commu| nication between New Yorjc, Bermuda, and . Nassau. ?* ' v. ....... .. &MNK The Hotspurs of Anderson C. 11., S. C., have recently held an anti-Wilmot Proviso meeting. They go lor the Senators and Representatives of that State retiring from Congress in the tvenl of the adoption by Congress of the principle ol that Proviso. Whew! Two Mexicans were recently sentenced at Buena Vista to receive 500 lashes on the bare back for being accessaries in a murder of an American. I'his mode of punishment ..iiirKi to. V... I-... ua :..:i and military lite. It is disgraceful to Christian nations. The Georgetown Advocate thinks that Georgetown ought to recover damages from Washington tor the injury done to the channel of the Potoinuc by the causeway of the Long bridge. What has Washington to do with it ? We thought that Congress built the Long bridge. The New York Tribune takes the same view of Mr. Clay's seventh resolution as we do. It considers it as opposed to the extension of slavery in any territory which may be annexed to the Union, and claims him, therelore, as a Wilmot Proviso man. The Anti-Gold League in England is laboring to prove that there is no reason why the precious metals should be the only solvent of debts or obligations. This league is the fruit of the present commercial ruin in Great Britain. The Louisville Courier contends that we are not contined to the taking, of territory from Mexico as indemnification for the expenses of the war, that we could make u treaty of peace by giving back Mexico all her territory, and taking her mines to work for a series of years?holding Vera Cruz, &c. in me ineaiiuine as security, Kc. The Philadelphia Evening Bulletin shows up with a deal of spirit the deceitfnlness and folly of political meetings, and,urges that they are mere weapons in the hands of office-seekers for advancing their pretensions to place. The New York Herald advises the public that it has ascertained the policy of the Executive in regard to Mexico. It is to continue the war, till indemnity for the expenses ol the war shall be paid, even if it takes the whole of Mexico to pay it. Three thousand dollars have been raised in Pittsburg for the Washington Monument. Upwards of half this amount was taken by the working-men of the Rolling Mills. The Humboldt is the name of the third NeW York and European steamship, the keel of which has just been laid. The great Vassall case, says the Baltimore American, relating to the Vassall estates in New England, is to be argued before the Supreme Court of the United States next month. It is ordered up from the Maine District Dircuit Court, to try title under the will of Florentius Vassall, which embraces a dozen large sheets of parchment, and involves all the principles of the old English laws ol testaments and descents. The heir in the U. States is Gen. John Vassall Davis, of Washington. The Michigan Regiment was all ready, last week, and equipped for the wars. It is on its way ere this. Mr. Berrien and Mr. Dawson are elected as Senators from Georgia. f?m tshirh . The following letter is tmaalawd from La Palria} I by the New Orfoena Delta and containa all the intelliffenfifi of ImniirtonpufrAm Vimetsi* ????? ???J it to Mr. Buchanan and the Yucatant Commissioner* now here.' Campeachy Oct. 26, 1847". Senors Editors of La Patria?By this time you arc acquainted with tlie occurrence of tho lost pronuciaroiento at Merida, on tho 6th inst., proclaiming the "Programme" of the 8th of last January. In consequence of this the publication of El Siglo A7A"hus been suspended, and the first number of a new pur r, entitled El Ecot has appeared, which, if possible, will send you by this vessel. At the head ol the "nronouncers" of Merida, is the young Don Jose Dolores Zetina, who has under his command about 800 men and 4 pieces of artillery wile mounted; but thore ought now to be in tho city 2000 men, sent by our Governor, Don Santiago Mendez, which is now said to have succeeded to establishing the new order, which was the object fur for which they were sent. It is believed that every thing will soon be settled; but we have to lament u new movement of the Indians, who profiting by the pronunciamiento of Merida, have ugain rebelled, and on the 17th entered the town of Tixhalcalcupul, ubout 12 miles from Valadolld, assassinated the cu-. rate Ilejon, the priest Lorin, ami 14 white persons. It is said that the number of revolted Indiansamounts to 8000, and if the forces of Yucatan continue divided into factions, a great number of them occupying themselves in political revolution, they will be ill able to attend to so important an affair, such as is this revolt of the Indians, which- apjjbars to gather strength daily. i? 0 ? Waffles.?These delicious articles, with butter and honey make a very agreeable addition to the breakfust table. Every body, though, does not know how to make them. We find the following receipc for making quick waffles. Mix flour und cold milk together, to make a thick batter. To a quart of the flour put six beaten eggs a tublespoonful of melted butter and a teaspoonful of salt. Some cooks add u quarter of a pound of sugar and half a nutmeg. Bake them immediately. Rice waffles are made after this method : Take u teacup and a half of boiled rice; warm it with u pint of milk; mix it smooth, then tuke it front the fire; stir it in a pint of cold milk and a teaspoonful of salt. Beat four eggs, and stir them in, together with Nunicient Hour to make a thick batter. Try it! Commercial. Alexandria, November 18. Flour?Remains in statu quo. Receipts moderate. Wagon price #5.60; sales f rom stores #5.62 1-2. Grain.?Yesterday the receipts of wheat were light, and the market is Arm. We quote good to prime red 120 a 122 c.; white 125 a l.'JO c. No sales of Com, and the article is dull. Sales of Rye at 70 a 72 c.; Flaxseed #1.12 12c.; white Beans #1.12 1-2.?[Gazette. Baltimore, Ttiursday, Nov. 18. Flour.?There were sales yesterday afternoon of about 700 bbls. Howard st flour at *6.75, and to-day some 500 bills, more at the same Agures. The market closed on 'change with more sellers than buyers at this price. Sales also this morning of abom 800 bbls. city mills at *5.75? more than which purchasers are' unwiltiug to give. Rye flour #5.87; Cora tneal #3.81 a #3.37 1-2, and small sales. The receipt* of flour are to a fair extent. Grain.?The supply of grain is modorate. Sales to-day of good to prime red wheat at 120 a 123 c.; ordinary to good 115 a 120 c. White wheat is selling at 125 a 130c., as to quality ; family flour do. 130 a 135 c. Corn is dull-old white la worth 66 a 62 c.; yellow 61 a 66 c. New corn, white and yellow, is selling at 43 to 55 c. Oats 35 a 40 c., and some choice cargoes 42 c.; Cloverseed #4.25 a #4.50. Provisions. ?Tliere are no changes to notice in thismsr ket. Holders of Mesa Pork are asking #14 SO; prime #11 1 A small sale of Mess at #14.37 1-2. Mess Beef #12; No. 1 #10, and^prime #8. Sales of Bacon sides st 7 a 7 1-2 c.; shoulders bring the same flgnrea; hams 11 12 c. Lard in bbls. nominal at 10 c.; kegs 11 1-2 a 12 c. Whiskiv?This article ia dull, with small sales at 27 1-2 , a 96 1-2 cent* per galloo.?(Pdfrlif. WM. A. RICHARDSON, vM MERCHANT '1'AII.OR, would moat rcapeetfullj ? ft Inform Ida cuatomera, and the cltlr.ena of Waaldng ' (nB ton, tliat he hue taken the new etnre Mil Eighth at., alli (went aide,) near Pennsylvania avenul; and ia now prepared to make to order any article of clothing in a aiiperior manlier, at Ida uaual low ralea for caah. Persons furnishing their own cloth will And that I will make, or make and trim, aa low aa poeaiblc, and warrant 'Ala'' in every inatance. Cutting dooe at the ehorteal notice, and warranted to At if properly made up. N. B. -Wanted, threa or four panfa and vent maker* None hut good handa need apply. Alao, an apprentice Apply immediately. nov lA-eoOt A/\ BBId* and lialf barrela Mackerel W LOUO pounds CodAah 25 boxes araled Herrlnfa. ? For aale by MDRRAT A SEMMES, < nor 10?At* Fa. avanue, between 6th and 41-9 atraeta. (fiitn Jntrltigmr. Moniiminth.?We liuve beard a great deal about the erection of a Monument to the memory of the Father of liia Country ; but aa yet no alone baa been laid even in commencement. We however, have been informed thut at the inleraeetlouM of the meridian linea that paaaKuxt au?i Went, North ami South through the Cupltol and Presidents House, bus been selected us the site lor the shaft which la to commemorate the wisdom, valor ami patriotism of George Washington. Where is old Hickory I has Ida friend* forgotten him i Tiikatkub. ?Strange that a Washington public cannot support the drama. w? are tired looking at the mass of rubblah and charred walla which are preaented to the eye ou passing the remains of the conflagration of the National Theatre, la there no enterprise that could convert Uiat spot into something useful or beneficial I It ia an eye aore tud a nuisance. Cottar - The trial of Wolfe vs. Wither* sUU draga ita 4 long and lingering" length through the forma of law. JklUiougli but an iinportuut caaeto Mechanic* and Contractor*, pet we believe too .much time ha* been expended in ita lieariug. Home very ainuHiug scene* in the examiuatipn of witueaaea haa occurred. The Court appear fully tired of it. CKtrTCuaTT'a Gas.?Last night for the first time the National Luminary shone forth. It was however, only a sim pie trial, since but one circle In the Lamp was lighted?there are sixteeu circles in the Lamp. The Chandelier of the Seuate Chamber and tliat of the Hull of Representatives, exceeded the expectations of Its warmest friend*, uue silenced the clamours of the moat captfous. It was indeed a brilliant displap. Ita aucceua silences the would be with cisma of our correspondent from the city. To-uight again, it ia auppoaed anothef trial will be made. Ctfuitcinca.? In our uotice some days since, under this head, we were led into an errof in relation to the character of the denomination of the Church tltat occupies the nite at the corner of UUi and H street*. It* proper title is " The Kngiieh Lutheran Church." The dimeusious of this building, front and depth, are 45 by 70 feet?flanked in front by two octangular spiral tower*vOO feet high. It has been plastered by Mr. Phillips, of this city. The outside presents an imitatiou of granite and sandstone. The plan of ita erection is a combination of the Gothic and Doric orders, A young ami enterprising minister, the Rev. Mr. Qraeffi luts been chosen as the )ia*tor. He is now ou a tour through Pennsylvania. IdllMSinv Inii.Iu to Anl?h ?Hm r?K..?I. Arriuala at tjjotcls, etc., up to 2 p. 111. NATIONAL HOTEL, BY 8. 8. COLEMAN. PA llurgus, NY J A Spinell, Va S Muga w, Annapolia E A Spinell, Va Willium 0 Hunter and lady T W Mutford and lady, N C Robert H. Williams, Va Mrs C Suppingtpn, Md INDIAN QUEEN HOTEL, BY T. * M. BROWN. P Powell, London J W Bailey, Baltimore M Lazarus, Philadelphia J K Smith, Va G B Duvall, Md J J Campbell, Mo Ur Gardiner, Md P Stotc, Md Col 8 J Tebbe, Va EC Dale, Philadelphia Thomas Martin, Md Capteiu G Kephart, Md , J W Miltimore, Md C A Gaut, Md T W Clugetf, Md G W C Whitney Va T M Bowie, Md R B Mitchell, Mo , W G Carter, Baltimore QAD8BY,8 HOTEL. Hon C M Conrad, NY E Akin, N Y TYLER*8 HOTEL. Hon J G Chapman, Mo Mr Humphreys, Baltimore Thomas Mack, Canada 0l)ip News. PORT OP WASHINGTON, NOVEMBER IB, 1847. ARRIVED. Sch Buena Vialo, Brooks, lumber to Joseph Kugett, Port Deposit. Sch Columbian Star, Norris, lumber and wood tu Jainca Harvey & Co.?river. Sch Thomas Walker, Riley, lipnhcr and wood to the city. Steamer Osceola, Mitchell, lumber, freight, and passengers to the city?Baltimore-. The Osceola left this morning for Norfolk at half past 9 o'clock. CANAI. TKADE. Canal boat Sarah Louisa, wood, W. Warden. " Way Mark, wood. J. S. Hsrvy. " Empire, wood, VV. Warder. " Help, wood, J. S. Harvy. " Louisa, wood, Captain Neal. " Major Brown, wood, W. E. Stubfco. " Old Dominion, wood, E. Waters. " True Whig, wood, J. B. Boone. " Prince wnllum, wood, E. Waters. " Blackbird, wood, J. Hill. " Liberty, wood, J. Hill. Columbian Star, wood, E. H. Cockrel). " Pet, wood, J. Hill. " Wm. H. Hairison. worst H Hni.iin " Harriet, wood. P. Cazenave. " Major Ringgold, wood, J. B. Boone. " Johnson, wood. U. Haislip. " Henry Clay, shingles, C. J. Preston & Co. u Warrior, wood, J. S. Harvy. PORT OK ALEXANDRIA, NOVEMBER 17. SAILED. Br. sch Harriet, Pinkhain, Hullfax, by William Fowle & Sons. Sch John Emory, Poor, Baltimore, by Lambert & McKenzio. Steamer Columbia, Guyther, Baltimore, by J. J. Wheat A Btfba. MEMORANDA. Brig Virginia. Eldridge, hence at Boston 13th inst. Brig Swan, Bray, hence at Boston, via Newport, 13th inst. Sch Atlantic, Nickcrson, from Georgetown, D. C., at Salem, Mass., 13th inst. Cement, Calcined Plaster, &c. THE Undersigned has just received a fresh supply of Cement, Calcined Plaster, from New York. Also, on hand. White Sand, Anthracite, and Cumberland Coal, with a general supply of White and Yellow Pine for building purposes; Cedar Posts from eight to sixteen feet in length; and is daily receiving wood-burnt* Lime, fresh from the kiln. All of which will lie disposed of low for cosA, or to punctual customers at short dates. Lumber Yard on 7th street, near the Canal. nov 19?d3Mclaw3w P. M PEARSON. [Fountain and Evening News. ] NOTICE TO HOUSEKEEPERS. THE SUBSCRIBER would respectflgg fuliy inform hia friends and housekeepera generally, that he has returned from the North, where he lias selected, and in now reeeiving.at tils store on 7th street, a fresh lot of excellent FURNITURE, consisting in part ol?Marble-top dress Bureaus, Mahogany French Bedsteads, Patent windlass do., iiigh post and many other kinds, marble aud mahogany-top Centre Tables, extension Dining do. of new patterns, marble and mahogany Washstands, Toilets,dec.; mahogany and black walhut Chairs of the latest styles, cane and woodseat do., rotary office do., aftd cabinet Chairs for the sick, elegant mnhogany Wardrobes and Secretaries, Looking Glasses, and various other articles. Also, a large assortment of maiiogauy auu dibck waiinu solas, or new pattern** and various prices?all of which will be sol<l very low, at store under Odd Fellows' Hall, 7th street, nov ltl-eo.lt a P. UROW.V Fruits, Preserves, &c. 40 whole and half-boxes Raisins' , W 25 jars Prunes Hi 24 jars Canton Preserved Ginger 0 kegs Malaga Grapes 5 boxes Genoa Citron 1600 pounds Currants 600 do Bordeaux Almonds 16 bushels Ground Nuts 6 bbls Boston Cranberries 10 cases Maccaroni and Vermicelli 16 do Capers, walnut and tomato Catsup 16 baskets Salad Oil For sale by MURRAY A 8EMME9, nov ltt-6t" Penn. av., between 6 and 4 12 sts. 1 WINES AND LIQUORS. j[ 100 baskets of Bouche A Sons', and Geisler's A CHAMPAGNE W 10 cases Bouche CHAMPAGNE, imported for private 6 half pipes of Otard BRANDY 6 qbarter casks PORT WINE 10 cases HOCK WINE 20 do. CLARET 4 casks superior WINE VINEGAR For sals by SIMMS A BON. nov 18?tl Pa. avenue, opposite Jackson Hall. BNORAVING AND CARD Plate Priating Establishment. THE usual place of attraction for UN OR A VINO AND COPPER PLATE CARD PRINTING has removed to Uth Street, Ant door from Pat* av*, when? the subscriber would be glad to hove Members of Congress, visitors, residents, and the public generally give liim a call when they want Eugraving done and Card* printed in the beet manner and at Che nhorieet notice. Numerous specimens to be seen at his office, and the best reference given if required. nov 13?;ifaw2m* JOHN CI1LLUM. Fruits, Preserves, Ac. sWa mm) 5 boxM CITKON *Mp Hi 4 bags ALMONDS Hi 12 kegs GRAPES 4 cases PRESERVED GINGER 2 cases PRUNES, glass jara * . 4 cases do. fancy boxes 40 boxes BUNCH RAISINS 30 half boxes do. 4 boxes MUSHROON CATSUP 1 2? SAHSSL^ '!" For Mir hy ' SIMMS A SON. ?uv 13?U Pa. avenue, <>p|?oiHw Jwtxin Hall , Far Beat. a*| Arommodlouathreeatorjr BRICK HOUSE and back B. bulldlnp, altuaieil near the cornar of lat afreet (Eael> uxl Peiinajrlvaina avenue, and but a lata >Mirea Irum tha lapttol Square. Tha rant will be moderate, nor 13- eod3w- GEO. WATTER8TON. v.