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V, THE POKTttAIT.?Contluued. The next morning, soon after breakfast, his bell rang. He hurried to the door; u Judy entered, preceded by a footman in u furred livery cloak, and accompanied by a young girl of eighteen, her daughter. "Monsieur Tchartko/iJ I believe?" said the lady. The painter bowed. "I have seen your name in the papers; your portraits. they say, are incomparable." With these words the lady put Iter glass to her eye, and glanced round the wails, which were bare. 44 But where are ull your portraits?'* 44 They tire not arrived," said the artist, a little confused; 44 j have just removed into these rooms, the pictures are still on the road?they will soon be here." 44 You have been in Italy I" said the lady, turning her eye-glass on the painter in the absence of the paintings. 44 No, I have not been there exactly?I intend to go?I have been compelled to put it off: but pray do mo the honor to sit down; you must be tired. 44 You are very kind, but I have been sitting?in iny carriage. Ah, at last, 1 see some of your works!" said the lady, running up to the opposite side of tile room, and levelling her glass at some cunvases placed on the floor, studies, sketches, interiors, and portraits. 11 C est char man t! l/wc, LiseI rent? ici: there's an interior in the manner of Tenters, see: all is in disorder, higgledy-piggledy, a table with a bust upon it, a hand, a palette; and the dust, look how well the dust is painted ! test charmant! And there is another canvass, a woman washing her face?quelle jolie ficurc! Oh. and there's a mujik! Lise, Lise! a wiujik in n Russian shirt! look, do look?a mujik! So you don't paint portraits only?" "Them* are mere trities?done for amusement, in an idle moment?mere studies " 44 But do.toll me your opinion of the portrait-painters of the present day? Isn't it true, that we have none at present like Titian? There's not that force of coloring, not that really, what a pity it is that I cannot express what I mean in Russian." The lady was passionately fond of painting, and had run, eye-glass in hand, over all the galleries in Italy.? "Only, I must say, that Monsieur Daubcrelli?ah, how he paints' What an extraordinary touch! I find more expression in his faces than even in Titian's. You know Monsieur Daubcrelli?" 44 Daubcrelli! who is he?" asked the artist. 44 Such talent' He painted my daughter when she was only twelve years old. You must come and set it, really you must. Lise, you shall show him your album. But 1 want another portrait of my daughter, and that is the motive of my visit. Can you begin at once?" 44 Directly, madam, if you please." And in a moment he wheeled up his easel, with a canvass on it, ready stretched, took his palette in his hand, and fixed his eyes on the pale childish features of the itnilirhr.r Vnimnr no that, nlroo^L- l.nr. riagc. arrange hi? For some days he did nothing uu. rooms, and listen for the sound of his bell. * At ?uo. the lady arrived, with her pale daughter. He made 1 them sit down, wheeled up his easel with a strong affectation of fashionable manner, and began to paint. He saw in his delicate sitter much that, being?loverly caught would give high value to the portrait: he perceived that he might produce something quite peculiar and characteristic, If he could render it with 1 the same accuracy and completer vs with which nature herself had placed it before him. His heart even felt a slight tremor, when he found himself expressing what no one else perhaps had ever remarked. His attention became rivetted on his canvas, and he again forgot the aristocratic descent of his sitter. Holding his breath from eagerness, he gradually saw the delicate features and transparent skin come upon his canvas. He had caught every half tint, even the slight ivory-like yellowness, the nearly imperceptible bluish tone under the eyes, and wis just in the act oi seizing a little mole upon the forehead, when he suddenly heard behind him the voice of the mother crying? "Oh,never mind that! that is not necessary. I see, too, you have got a?here, for instance, and here see! a kind of yellowish?and here and there you have, as it were, little dark places." The artist explained that the dark and yellow tones relieved the face, and gave a delicacy to the flesh-tints. But the notion was scouted. Ho was informed that Llse had not slept well, that there was usually no yellowness at nil in her face, which struck every body by its freshness of complexion. Sadly und reluctantly Tchartkofl began to efface what he had taken such pains to produce. With it there vanished of course much of the resemblance. He now began, with a feeling of Indifference, to throw over the whole a more commonplace and hackneyed coloring, the rod and white devoid of vigor, which each daubster has at his command. The obnoxious tint was effaced, nnd the mamma was delighted. She only expressed her surprise that the work went on h ? slowly. She had heard, she said, that he could completely finish a portrait in two sittings. The ladies rose and prepared to go away. Tchartkoff laid down his pencil, conducted them to the door, and then, returning, stood for awhile before his portrait, regretting the delicate ! lines, the half-tints, and airy tones so happily caught and pitilessly effaced. With these recollections vivid in his mind ho put aside the portrait and looked for a study, which had been long abandoned, of a head of Psycho, an idea he had some time before thrown skctchily on the canvass. It was a pretty little counI traces of late hours and dissipation. Expression they had little or none. Byt the artist saw in tht complexion an almost chinu-liko transpareuce, exquisitely adapted to his pencil; the neck was whit*, and slender, the form elegant and aristocratic. Am, he prepared for a triumph; he intended to show tin lightness and brilliancy of his touch, for the display of which he had hitherto lacked opportunities. H? already begun to fancy to himself how the pale bui graceful little lady would come out upon the canvass. "Do you know," said the mother, with a sentimental expression of face, " 1 should like?you set she has a frock oh now?well, I confess I should no. like you to paint her in a frock, it's so commonplace ; I should like her to be painted simply dressed, sitting in the shade of a thicket, with fields in the distance, and sheep, or a forest in the back-ground? simplicity, the greatest simplicity, is what I should like." TchartkoH' set to work, arranged the sitter in tht attitude he required, endeavored to fix the whole subject in his mind; waved his brush in the air before him, as if establishing the principal points; halfclosed his eyes several times, retired buck a step 01 two, examined his sitter from a distance, and in about an hour he finished drawing in the face. Satisfied with the effect, he now commenced painting, and his labor rapidly grew lighter. By this time he had forgotten he wjis in the presence of two ladies 01 high fashion, and began to fall into a few tricks of the pain ring-room, uttering half-aloud various inarticulate sounds, and at intervals humming n tune between his teeth. Without the slightest r??w??r hr from time to time signed, by n movement of his j brush', to his sifter to raise her head. At last the i young lady grew weary and restless. "That's quite enough for the first sitting," Baid t her mother. "Another minute," cried the painter in un absent "Impossible! Lise, three o'clock!" said the lady, locking at her diminutive watch. "Oh, how late!" " Only hall* a second," said Tchurtkoff, in the wistful and beseeching voice of a child. But the lady was disinclined to comply. She promised him a longer sitting another time. " Horridly a#inoyingsaid TchartkofT to himself; "just as my nand was getting in." And he remembered that no one had ever interrupted him, when he worked in his painting-room in the Vasilievaku Ostrov. Nikita would sit hour after hour without moving a muscle: you might paint him as much as you liked; he would go to sleep in the altitude ho was fixed in. And the artist discontentedly laid his pencil and palette on a chair, and stood pensively before the canvass. He was aroused from his reverie by a compliment addressed to him by the fashionable lady. He darted towards the door to show out his visiters: on the stairs he received an invitation to dine with the:])/ the following week, and with a cheerful air, he re-entered the rooms. The aristocratic style of his visitors luid quite fascinated him., Up to this time ho had held such beings unapproachable?born only to glide about in a splendid carriage, with livried footmen, throwing a calm indifferent glance on the humble foot-passenger us he plodded by in a shabby cloak. And yet, here was one of these exquisite beings calling upon him :.he was painting her portrait, and hud received an invitation to dine with her. Intoxicated with vUnity and delight, he treated himself to a splendid dinner, went the theatre Injthe evening, and again, without the - ion, drove about the town in a car tenancc, cleverly and rapidly painted, but quite ideal, cold and hard, devoid of life and reality. Scarcely knowing why, he began to work at this, endeavoring to communicate to it nil he could remember of the countenance of his aristocratic sitter. Psyche grew more and more animated; the type of the young fashionable lady's countenance was by degrees mingled with hers, at the same time ucquiring an expression which gave it originoiity and character. Tchartkoff wnrn I.hl.t tn nvnil liiinm'lf hrtth in thf> .<?f..ila ?n<l in I the general effect, of nil that he had obtained from his sitter, and to incorporate it with hie work. During several days he worked hard at his Psyche. He was still busy with it when he was interrupted by the arrival of his former visitors. The picture was on the ease). Both ladies uttered a cry of admiration and clapped their hands. "Line! Lise f Oh, how like ! Superbe! Superbt! What an exquisite idea to dress her in the Grecian costume! what a truly delicious surprise!" The artist hardly knew how to undeceive the ladies in their ngreeable mistake. He hung his head, and, with an apologetic air, said, in a low voice? "This is Psyche." "Painted as Psyche! Cert charmarUP' said the mother with a smile, faithfully repeated by the daughter. "Don't you think so, Lise? it's just the thing for you. Painted as Psyche! Quelle ulee dclicicusc! But what a picture ! Unite Correggio ! I have heard and read much about you, but 1 had not the least idea of your talent." "What the deuce am 1 to do with them ?" thought the artist. "Well, if they will huve it so, Psyche shall go;" und he said aloud?"I must trouble you to give me a few minutes more?I should like to add a few touches." "You eunnot improve it. Pray leavo it as it is." The painter guessed that they upprehended some mpre yellow tones, and he hastened to remove their fears, saying that he was only going to increase the brilliancy and expression of the eyes. In reality he desired to give his picture a closer resemblance with the original?fearing, if he did not, that he should be taxed with unblushing (lattery. In spite of the lady's reluctance the pallid damsel's features began to come out more clearly amid the outlines of the Psyche. "That will do," said the mother, less pleased by the picture as the resemblance grew closer. The artist was rewarded for his labor with smiles, money, compliments, a most affectionate squeeze of the hand, and t pressing invitation to dinner; in a word, he wa9 overwhelmed with recompenses. The portrait made much noise in the town. The lady showed it to all her acquaintance. Every body admired the skill with which the painter had succeeded in preserving the resemblance, and at the same time in giving jeauty to the original. The last remark, of course, was not made without a slight tinge of malice.? Fchartkoff was constantly besieged with commissions. The whole town was mad to be pointed by him. His door-bell rang incessantly. Unfortunately lis sitters were of a class most difficult to munige; either persons very much occupied or fashiononable people, who, having in reality nothing to do, .vere of course far busier than onybodyelse, and hurled and imputient in the highest degree. Every iody expected u good picture in less time than wus leccssary to do a slovenly one. The artist saw that ligh finish was quite out of the question,.and all that le could do was to dazzle by the facility, rapidity, ind smartness of his execution. He had to content linwelf with catching the general expression, negating the more delicate details, and not attempting o attain the individuality and reality of nature. Beddes this, every sitter had some fresh fancy. The ladies required that only their sentiment and charac.er should be represented in their portraits; that all the rest should be smoothed and softened ; sharp angles rounded off; defects mitigated, and even, if possible, altogether concealed. They required, in short, to be made attractive in their portraits, whether nature had made them so or not. Consequently many, when they seated themselves in the painting chair, jut on eAich looks and expressions as absolutely astounded the artist. One struggled to give her features an air of melancholy; another of sentimental detraction; a third tried desperately to make her mouth small, and pursed It up till resembled a round dot. And in spite of all. this, they expected striking resemblance, case, and grace. Nor were the gentlemen more reasonable. One required to be painted with a strong energetic turn of the head; another with uplifted eyes, full of Doetie. I? ? ? ? srgn oi tne Guards declared that he should not be satisfied unless Mars- was made visible in his counte- i nance? A civilian delicately suggested that his face i should be made as much as possible to express incor- i ruptiblc probity, mingled with imposing dignity; and that he should be painted leaning his arms on a book, inscribed in legible characters, " I stand for right." At first, all these requests frightened and annoyed our painter; there was so much to be hurmonized, considered, und arranged, and all in u few hours. At last he began to understand the secret, and went on without troubling his head in the least. From the first two or three words spoken, he perceived how the sitter wished to be painted. The gentleman who wanted Mars was made a Mars of; he who aped Byron received a Byronlc attitude. As to the ladies, whether they wished to beCorinnes, or Undines, or Aspasias, he was quite ready to accommodate them, and even added, from his own imagination, a universal air of distinction, which never does any harm, and which sometimes makes people excuse even want of resemblance. He soon began to be astonished at tho wonderful rapidity and success of his execution. As to the sitters, they were in ecstasies, and proclaimed him everywhere a genius of the first water. I To be continued. ] ?. ? Showing off.?There are certain animals in this world of ours which are noted for their propensity to show off themselves. The peacock is one of this class; the cock turkey is another; but there ureno animals, after all, which quite equal some of the huiiiuii species, in this ostentatious propensity. They are of both genders?in ale and female?and arc dressed usually in the pink of the mode; always showily, though not always tastefully; and are to be met with in all places of public resort?in railroad cars and in public hotels, as well as In the streets and concert rooms of the city. On entering a railroad car, for example, if of the male species, a show-off takes to himself at least two seats, one being used for his dainty feet. He talks loudly and vehemently, and witli abundant oaths, about the nice girls he saw at last .Sunday, or the fine opera he attended the churi * ~ h?asts of the wine he drank, and night previous; .ic . arld complains of takes off his hat, rubs his uc.. ^oundi pain in the regions where brains arc u8uu.v brushes up his hair, pulls up his dickey, stretches out his arms and strokes his glossy sleeves, and, having exhausted all his small talk, commences singing some snatch of a song, to the special edification of his quiet neighbors who are reading or trying to converse together. Such is a charcoal sketch of a show-off of the masculine gender. The female show-off we will not attempt to describe just now, though not less ridiculous in her whole deportment than her male counterpart. Now, we would not be understood to intimate that these simple creatures are to bo condemned for not having an ordinary stock of common sense; but only, for their impertinent proclamation of ivjir folly, to the annoyance of all sober people who ire so unfortunate as to be doomed to their society. If they would only content themselves with the indulgence of their own.kind, there would be little occasion to complain of them; but for them to go ubroad and impertinently proclaim their folly to the serious annoyance of respectable people, is such itnpudence as richly deserves severe castigation. j ? mm**? The Way of thf. Would.?One of the half-starved literary youths of Paris found a poor beggar girl In | the, street one snowy night of last winter, and, as she was almost senseless with cold and hunger, he took her to his garret, and with respectful dovotlon, gave her food and shelter. His young pensioner seemed modest and was not ill looking, and he soon women up nis tcclings to romance, and determind to treble his industry, to give her a proper lodging j and clothe her bo that she would be presentable at places of amusement. By excessive labor and economy, he at Inst achieved the purchase of a pro; per wardrobe for Madomoiselle, and finally, as she seemed to have a passion for a silk mantilla, he pawned his watch and satisfied her in this. With six remaining francs of his worldly wealth, he proposed to take her for the first time to a restunrat to dine. "At last," said he, turning her round, "see yourself dressed like a queen! Now we need not be ashamed 4o go out in company f" " Ah," said the pretty innocent, but see how badly you arc dressed ! I could not go out with you looking as you do. Give I me three francs more to buy mc a pair of gloves, I and let me go out alone I" LETTER FROM GENERAL TAYLOR. Headquarters Army of Ocemtiatum, \ Camp near Monterey, Sept. 25, 18-15. S Deau Sib : I acknowledge with (treat aatlBfuctlon the receipt of your letter, of August 27th, transmitting to me a copy 01 me resolutions ouopicu ay ilia n nig Congressional Couvention, lately assembled in Bladensburg, Md. Please convey In such a manner as may uppenr most suitable to yourself, my high appreciation of the honor bestowed by the members of the convention In the terms of their resolutions. I thank you especially for the very complimentary and courteous manner in which you have performed the office of assigned to you, in the transmission of the resolutions to me, and cordially reciprocate to you your kind wishes. I Imve the honor to remain, with high respect, your obedient servant. Z. TAYLOR, Maj. Gen. U. S. Army. A. Bowie Davis, Esq., (President late Whig Cong. Con.) Triadclphia P. O. Mont'y CO., Md. INTERESTING LETTER FROM Ma. I). B. FRENCH. Office H. Reps. U. S., May 4^ 1846. Dear Sir : When I appointed you last autumn, either you, or some one in your behalf, told me that you would be contented if you could remain in office until Muy. Nothing would give mo'morc pleasure than to retain you, but my brother is with me and out of business, and 1 must provide for him. I will therefore esteem it a great favor if you will resign on the laBt day of this month. Should there be an opportunity, hereafter, to employ you, I will do all that I consistently can for you. I cannot close this without giving you my testimony as to your faithfulness and my perfect approbation of ull your official acts. And 1 assure you that but for the obligation I feel myself under to provide for my brother, in preference to any one else, 1 should not muko the request f have. You may uet your own pleasure as to whether you will make this request public or not. Very truly your friend, B. B. FRENCH, Mr. Geo. Humes. Clerk H. Reps. * ^ A Double Koqed Sword.?The following resolution, says the Baltimore American, adopted at a late meeting at Georgetown, the proceedings of which are published in the Charleston papers, affirms a position quite luinuiar ai me souin, yei one wmcn covers more ground than its advocates design to assume : Resolved, That the government of the United States cannot of right interfere with the social or domestic institutions of any State or Territory of this Confederacy. Now upon the supposition that we acquire from Mexico a new territory in which slavery is forbidden by the "domestic institutions" of said territory, the principle embodied in the resolution would entirely dobar the general government from any action thut might recognize the introduction of slavery into the newly acquired region. If it be a sound doctrine that the general government cannot interfere to remove slavery from any State or Territory in which it exists by the sanction of local laws, it must be equally sound to maintain that it cannot interfere to establish slavery in any State or Territory where it is forbidden by the local laws. ? ? ?i Yankee Doodle iff the Tkeatbe at Mexico. ?Oct. 8? Last night we had and exciting scence at the theatre. Between the pieces the orchestra, which is really a very fine one, gave us two or three beautiful airs, and concluded with a Mexico nutlonal air. A soon as they finished, the audience, being mostly American, culled for Yankee Doodle; but the orchestra paid no attention. They stamped and rapped, as if they would bring the house down over our heads, but still the orchestra heeded not. At length the bell rang, and up went the curtain. The, audience seemed for an instant as if they were willing to give it iip; but at this moment a tall, slabsided-looking genius, who bore the appearance of being a real, through-bred patrotic volunteer of the first water, raised himself about " half straight," and said?" I often heard that Yankee Doodle was the Americans' fightin' tunc; but us the darned etarnal Greasers kept us so busv wHu- i?-cn n"*~? *">' mat wecouian't have time even to whistle a little, 1 think we might have a little touch of Uncle Sam's ( favorite, if it's only to make a feller think of the white ' settlements." This acted like an electric shock upon the audience, and they recommenced their calls for Yankco Doodle. The ^actors uppeurcd upon the stngc, but still they continued to stamp and halloo. Senora Canctto bowed gracefully, and smiled bewitchingly, but it was no use; they had determined upon hearing our national air, nnd nothing could persuade them from it. The actors withdrew, the curtuin fell, the orchestra complied with their demands, and the balance of the evening's entertainment passed oil'in excllent order. A Mexico gentleman, sitting in front of me, remarked to his friend, that it was the best illustration of the American character he had ever witnessed?that when they once determind upon anything, neither the firmness, ofinan, nor the solicitation of woman, could induce them to cease in their exertions until they had accomplished their object, and that in ten minutes after or before any efforts, you would think, from their appearance, that they were as docile as lambs and as harmless as inlunts.?Prattler. The Road fbom Jerusalem to Jeiucho.?Wc give nn extract from Harriet Martineau's letters from Palestine, published in the People's Journal, describing the dangers of the route even at this day: Wo looked back upon the village [of Bethany] again and again as we descended into the valley, and it waspainful to lose sight of the place whore Jesus was wont to go to solace himself with the friendship of Lazarus and his sisters, and reBt from the conflicts which beset him in the great city ovor yonder ridge. But we were now on the rond from Jerusalem to Jericho, and about to pass among the Justnesses of the thieves who seem to have infested this region in all times. After riding along the valley, sometimes on one hill, and sometimes on the other, for three or four miles, we left behind us the scanty tillage spread along the hottom of the valley, and began to ascend to the hollow wny, which is considered the most dangerous spot of all. Here Sir Frederick Henniker was stripped and left for dead by robbers in 7820. His servants fled and hid themselves on the first alarm. When they returned ho was lying naked and bleeding in the sultry road. They put him on a horse and carried him to Jericho, where he found ""ccor. Perhaps he wps thinking of the parable of ' when this accident befel hira. I was the Samaruu** ? of the way. thinking of it almost every -""d Another story was presently after, full in my ?a beautiful Catholic legend which was told mc by a German friend in America, when I little dreamed of ever travelling over this spot. Our road now gradually ascended the high ridge from which we were soon to overlook the plain of Jericho. The track was so stony and difficult as to make our progress very alow; and the white rocks under the midday sun gave out such a heat and glare as made me enter more thoroughly Into the story of Peter and tho cherries than my readers can perhaps do. And yet the many to whom 1 have told the legend in conversation have felt Its beauty. It is this: "Jesus and two or three of his disciples went down, one summer day, from Jerusalem to Jericho. Peter?the ardent und eager Peter?was, as usual, by the Teacher's aide. On the road to Olivet lay o horac-shoe, which the Teacher desired Peter to pick up; but which Peter let lie, as he did not think it worth the trouble of stooping for. The Teacher stooped for it, and exchanged It in tho village for a measure of cherries. These cherries he carried (as eastern men now carry such things) In the bosom folds of his dress. When they hud to ascend the ridge, and the road lay between heated rocks, and over rugged stones, and among glaring white dust, Peter became tormonted with heat and thirst, and fell behind. Then the Teacher dropped a ripe cherry at every few steps > nnd Peter eagerly stooped for them. When they were all done, Jesus turned to him, and said with a smile, ' He who is above stooping to a small thing will have to bend his back to many lesser things.'" An Irish gentleman, parting with a laxy servant, was asked whether she was afraid of work 7 "Oh t not at nil," said lie; "she'll frequently lietlown and fall asleep by the side of It." Vr a widow nnid to her daughter, "when you are at my age, it will l>e time enough to dream of n husband." "Yes, mamma, for a second time," DAILY NATIONAL WHIG. SATURDAY AFTERNOON, NOV'R 20, 1847. For Prr?l?l*i?t GENERAL ZACHARY TAYLOR. Subject to the decision of the Whig National Convention I 015" IMC rmglistl Bteainei was leiegiupneu at Boston this morning, but we bave no despatch. ^ ? LATKR KIIOII CALIFORNIA. The New York Commercial Advertiser has dates from this far-off country down to the 19th of August. The following extract of a letter to that paper is interesting : If there are any more young men at home us discontented and unhappy as are boiiic of this regiment, with whom I have conversed in this country, it were well, perhaps, if another Col. Stevenson would marshal them und load them to tho conquest of another El Dorado, whore abilities cramped and restrained ut home tnigltt And ample room for operation. Could these men now have their liberty, thoso of thent who are sober and Industrious might do very well, for the chances to make money here at present aro must abundant; but it is quite likely, when their term of service oxpires, (I. e.) when the war is over, tilings may assume a different aspect. As a specimen of the charges sometimes luudc here, I may mention Captain Adams paid 82 for a watch crystal, and a wagoner on Suturduy wus ehurged $8 for two grips on his wagon, worth about 91 in Newark; and BO cows have been charged by u physician for u visit. Captain fisher, whose cstanciu 1 visited in tho Pueblo of Man Jose, relates that some yeurs ago, whon he went to tho priest to huvo the marriage ceremony performed, on Inquiring tho price, the priest answered 49150. " But what will you charge to mend my wagon 1" said tho priest. 8300 wus the reply. At this the dignitary remonstratod as being exorbitant-, whereupon the matter was settled by the priest's saying the ceremony and the'captain's doing a few hours' work at his wagon and striking an even balance. The country is well adapted to raising cattle. I have travelled through some of tho finest valleys, upon which thousands of cattle and horses were feeding on the rich grasses growing in luxuriant abundance; and even on the tops of the hills wild cats and clover are foond in plenty. But it may be doubted if it will do as well for agricultural purposes, owing to the drought which prevails in the summer, except in those parts which may bo irrigated by the hand of industry. The soil is rich, and, except the dryness, admirably adupted to raise moBt, if not all, the vegetables and fruits to be found in the New York market; but it is not cultivated. With tile exception of Captain Fisher's tuble, I have not seen a potato since far the other side of Cape Horn. The food of the country is beef, and it is excellent, Tile country abounds in game; tile wuters swarm with fish j the soil will yield abundant crops of wheat; fruit and vegetables might lie raised in plenty?buj the Spaniards, or Californians, are indolent. The Indians are worthless, doing little else than stealing since the downfall of the Spanish missions; and while some of the emigrants arc industrious and frugal, others sell rum, get drunk, and excel even the Indians in sottish Inebriation; so that we can obtain nothing but boef to eat at present. The most fearful exhibition I have seen was yesterday (the Sabbath) In Monterey, in front of n ruin noio just in tne rear 01 tne aicaiuo s ^magistrates) 01fice?in which I have preached for the last three Sabbaths. The proprietor of the establishment has a special license to sell rum, ajid keeps a gambling houso open on Sunday; hero were congregated Cnlifornians and Indians, Americans and Spaniards, volunteers and regulars, sailors, marines, squaws and horses, (the latter the most respectable,) all in indiscriminate confusion?drinking, gambling, swearing and lighting. 1 do not mean that tho horses did any thing of this: noble animals, they had much rather cat clover and wild oats. Look at the scone; there is a negro with u 0 rv cut "'U ? J" - *'"** HlaiiharmiW from the Columbus, i him lost 930 on it; close ut hand three squaws and u marine stretched on the ground lie together, hopelessly drunk; another company Is fighting until faces are bruised and Spanish knives are gleaming in the sunlight,their owners, fortunately, too drunk to draw much blood. If there was a place in Sodom that equalled this I am not surprised that righteous Lot was " vexed with their filthy conversation." One of them dropped dead in tho billiard room last night. Monterey is supposed to contain 1280 inhabitants. The houses nro built of adobes, i. e. bricks dried in tho sun, with projecting roofs to protect tho walls during tho rainy season. Tho Spanish language is spoken universally, except by the immigrants, of whom it is though there are from two to three thousand In the country. The Mormons arc here also, und, as clsowhere, a pest, so far as they have any influence. A whole ship load came out from New York sometime siuce, under the direction of one Brannin. the present proprietor of the California Star, published nt San Francisco.?They were given to understand that this land was theirs, had a flag prepared, &c., dtc., but to their great mortification the stars and stripes were floating in the breeze. Their arms, of which they had on abundance, had t? be laid by, and they had to go to work like other people. Those of thoso poor ftinatics who had money had no peaco on the passage! until It was given to their lenders, and to get It ugitn is out of the question.? The morals of the company are somewhat below the scriptural standard, and Ifomionism here, and in tho Stutes, may be regurded is one of those Satanic contrivances quite as pur.zlitk to civilians us to divines. There is an English school in San Francisco in n tent, and directly In frortt of tho gnmbling House 1 havo spoken' of is n hoiso for a public school In course of erection, but It will tako tlmo, toll, and sacrifice. before much end be accomuliBhed for tho mental ami moral conilllon of the country. WebBier's spelllnp-books sell for a dollar n-plcce, nnd very few at that. j The Santa Ana Intrigue.?Santa Ana denies most bitterly that he made any pledge to Mr. Polk to betray bis country, but lie will not deny that he iledged himself to bring about a peace with tie United States the moment he. found himself in power. Neither Mr. Polk nor Mn Buchanan has been frank about this intrigue. Mr. Buchanan will not deny thai it wifc hatched in his brain, and that when thp Commissioners of Tamaulipas begged him so to direct the war with Mexico that the Northern States could de"?'oetves independent of the Cenclare tne...-- protected in this tral Government, anuluc , movement in order to uke up arms again*, their former tgrants, kc told him that the government was too Iceply compromised with Santa Ana, who 1 as to be the author of peace between the wo countries. Mr. Buchanan will not den r either that he admitted to them, that th is plan was far better calculated to bring h stilities to a satisfactory close, than Santa ilia's agency in this matter, but that the dee I was done, and the government must abide lie issue. \Vc hope that the Whig House rill force Mr. Polk and Mr. Buchanan to (cvcal the whole objects of this corrupt aril devilish intrigue. The wonder is that Mr. Buchanan can sleep at all, when the truth is?he is slayer of the it t- ...i.- 0.11 n:.., u,.i. 11 lUUBtl 1IUO "HU ICII HI Willi WUlHtt Ana's armies! Gen. Houbton ron President.?The Democrats of San Augustine, Texas, have nominated General Houston for the next Presidency, whereupon the Baltimore Patriot considers his elevation as tho last evil that could be brought on the country, except the re-election of Mr. Polk. We are not so sure of that, neighbor. Wo think there are a great many evils worse than General Houston's election to tho Presidency. To enumerate a fow of them?they are the election to that office of Mr. Buchanon, or Mr. Dallas, or Mr. Cass, or Mr. John P. Hale, or Mr. Woodbury, or Col. Johnson, or General Pillow, or General Shields, or any of tho host of Democratic aspirants. Gen Houston has something about him to roposc confidence in?the others, nothing. If the Whigs arc to throw away their only chance to olefct a President in the person of the Hero Taylor, why, give us Houston in preference to any of his rivals, bad as he Is. EDITOK'8 TABLE. A long, lean, lank volunteer approached Gen. Taylor just before the buttle of Monterey with a complaint that he and his fellow-soldiers had hud nothing to eat for 24 hours. " You see as how, General, we can't litrht 'em, lest we net plenty to eut." The old Hero turning to the officer of the day, said: " Give them plenty to eat and I'll see thut they shall have plenty of flighting." The Abolitionists are getting up a petition to Congress to stop the war with Mexico. If they had not voted for their friend Polk, they might have been saved this trouble and expense. The Richmond Enquirer, d., is examining the qualifications of Gel). Taylor for the Presidency, and comes to the conclusion that the Hero is unfit for the office?but unfortunately for the examiner's tests, they would have excluded both Washington and Jackson from the same trust! It is said that, when the road to the city of Mexico shall be opened, upwards of 20 millions of dollars worth of merchandise will be thrown into the interior. If so, this amount of importations will help amazingly to pay the expenses of the war. For foreign goods the Mexicans will pay any priceAll the newspapers printed in tiie city of Mexico are now required to submit their sheets for inspection to the Governor ol the city before, they are issued. This became necessary, because of the abuse of the conquerors by the conquered. The editor of the " Star," printed in the city of Mexico, praised the Mexican ladies, whereupon a piece was printed in a Spanish paper begging him not to flatter them, because flattery from an enemy was an insult. The editor, however, replies that he not only thinks them pretty, but that he doles on all the beautiful women in the basin of Mexico. Mr. Fraener writes from the city of Mexico, that the State Legislature of Guadalajara had proclaimed toleration oj religion. If this be true, then indeed, there are hopes for the down trodden Mexican. The subordinate officers in Col. Child's command gave him a splendid dinner at Pu*?Kln nn tKn r?f Ortnlip.r. fnr lii? sL-ilf in sustaining so successfully the long siege of the enemy. The gallant Colonel deserved the noble testimony.. There was only 200 fighting men all told in the 'garrison of l'uebla, and they sustained a siege, of 69 days against 8000 Mexicans, and at last, made a sally and drove oil' the enemy with considerable slaughter! The Governor of the State of Vera Cruz has issued a proclamation demanding the head of Santa Ana. Mr. Polk ought to interfere, and save his illustrious friend from so ignoble a fate ! " The wfath of Heaven pursues the traitor." That this maxim is true was exemplified in the fate ot the 260 deserters from our army before Mexico city, for 210 fell in battle, and the others were captured and suffered on the scafiold ! Wo rejoice, says the Louisville Courier, io., that Mr. Clay has taken the ground he has on the subject of slavery. Wc feel satisfied that Kentucky will never willingly consent to be an armed propagandist of slavery, and that this portion of Mr. Clay's resolution will meet the hearty good will of every right-feeling Kentuckian. " There is no truth in man," said a lady; " 't-T like musical inatrumonts, wkioh sound a variety of tones." " In other words, madam," said a wit who chanced to be present, " you believe that all men are lyres." Mr. Lander, of Salem, Mass., has been eaught in a system of forgeries committed by Tiim upon his grandfather to an amount exceeding $20,000. Ex-President Tyler is making a tour of the West and South. He was in Cincinnati on the 18th instant. The Whigs of Missouri, ip all their county conventions, declared that they will vote for Zachary Taylor for President, and no one else. That's coming out like men?and their reason is, that no other Whig can be elected. That's coming up still closer to the chalk. A New York paper says that the National Era is the only free press at the seat of Government. The ideas of freedom of this New York paper must be very obscure.? Nay, they are black. The Boston Atlas rejoices that Mr. Clay occupies the same ground as Mr. Webster occupies upon the subject of slavery, that they are both Wilmot Proviso men. This accords with our view of Mr. Clay's 7th resolution. The Cincinnati Chronicle avers that Mr. Clay is not against acquiring by conquest the Mexican territory up to the Rio Grande and north of 36 degrees north latitude. A gentlCman in Columbia, S. C., has found in his library William Douglass"1 famous book about the British settlements in North America, pripted in London in 1755, 2 vols. This lost book asserts that the Treaty of Utrecht established the line of 49 due west, from where a line running southwest from Tadousac intersects said line of 49, indefinitely. There is a nut for Mr. Greenhow to crack, and we send it to him. The Pennsylvanian talks about Old Zach's getting out the way of Old Kentucky (Mr. Clay.) Old Kentucky is not on the course. And besides, old Buena Vista never gets out of the way for anybody. The Albany Evening Journal, w., also op?"tario Repository, u>., published poses me v,.. "'"'erence lor Juiljre I at Canandaigua, for its ^ ^ tliat McLean for President, on the groin,., the Judge is not negro-liberty enough. Gentlemen, you may as we)l cease this bickering, for there is only.one man we can elect, and he is Zachary 't'aylor. A fiend, in woman's shape, threw a child four years old, into a cess-pool, near Philadelphia, in a jit of anger. The child was saved alive, but it is thought the little innocent will not survive. The Auburn Advertiser, w., takes strong grounds against Judge McLean for President. It says he is not identified enough with whiggery. Does the Advertiser menn that ho is not a Whig in his animonitienl It must be that, as on principles and measures he is sound Whig to the core. The Albnny Evening Journal asks who is more fit than Mr. Clay to represent principles of [negro] freedom ? We answer no one ; but we think Gen. Taylor just as good, for he is in favor of extending the ordinance of 1787 over any territory acquired from Mexico, and is the only man witii whom we can heat the Democratic candidate. The emigrants to?California have, many of them, carried their negro slaves with them. i ne vuiiiui man m uui .ig<uu?i mo minting in of any moro negroes, whether free or slave, because the Indians born, on the soil mnke better servants than Africans. The Columbus Statesman considers Mr. Clay's speech at Lexington as u nomination of himself for President. Nonsense ; Mr. Clay in not 111 the held; and will, under no circumstances, permit liis name to lie used again Cor President. "The True Source of Immorality, is the title of an argumentative pamphlet recently published. The author is Rev. J. B. Cook, formerly a Baptist minister of some celebrity. His object is to prove that the soul is not immortal, and that at its separation from the body it ceases to exist, save only in the case of believers, to whom immorality is the gift of God. The author evidently writes with a full belief of the theory he advocates, and " quotes scripture for this purpose."?N. Y. Evening J'out. Citn ihitrlligciicc. This Island. -This portion of our city luis of late years increased wonderfully. Improvements met our eye in a transit visit which were to us a sure indication of prosperity. Of our friends in that quarter we shall hereafter lake more particular uotice. We hope that they may be visitedjwith a fre*htl of prosperity, and not such a stream as lately swept by them. ^.At present we note the extensive improvements of one of our enterprizing citizens Mr. J. Pettibonc. His ice houses, now in a state of preparation, is indeed a laudable undertaking. The arrangement of his coal yurd is also worthy of the care nnd strict attention which has been given to this purl of our city trade. Watch Returns.--It is worth remark, that under this head our columns are hlank. The morals of the community is a deep und Abiding subject of concern; apd when our City Guard are kept inactive, it gives assurance of some amendment. The influx of population effects us materially as a city; but we hope (hut under this head we maybe spared the trouble of censure. The Weather.?Yesterday started a new era in this season ; the deceptive smiles of old winter is now unmasked, and old Boreas whistles through our lattices, to the benefit of all wood and coul merchants. The Market.?To-day presents a luxurious appearance. Beef, fine, selling at 0, 10, 12 cts.; pork 10; chickens 18 .'1-4 ; geese, fine, 62 1-2 cts. We saw a lot of turkeys at $1; some of an inferior kind 62 1-2 and 75 cts.; vegatablcs are cheap; good potutoeNat 50 cts. per bush.,; by the quantity 37 1-2; celery selling at 1, 6, and 8 cts. per bunch; butter from 18 3-4 to 25; eggs 18 3-1; wihI fowl abundant. While under this head we wish to remind those concerned, that our worthy market master has his eye on some of the huckstering business, which, in its transactions, effects materially the sides of the market. A hint to the wise, Ac. Theatrical.?Mr. Kilmiste is now engaged in refitting a large building on 6th street, south of Pennsylvania avenue, to be converted into a theatre which will be styled the Olympic. lie contemplates opening this place of amusement on or about the 6th December. From Mr. Kilmiste's character as a manager we believe that he will receive a large share of the patronage of the public. While at the Odeon he gave general satisfaction ; and as he has engaged the services of the talented Mr. Little, so well known to our thentre-going citizens, it is to be hoped that he may meet with success. Rumor?Says that Mr. Robert Coi.tman, Warden of the Penitentiary, died last night of apoplexy, of which he had n.-evinnslv oavrml nttarlm. Third Ward.?We are requested to call the attention of tire commissioner of this ward to an alley beginning on C street, and running parallel with 10th street. Ills represented to be u filthy nuisance; and wo hope, for the comfort of that part of our tow'n, that this notice will suffice. Common Schools.?Pursuant to public notice, a number of citizens friendly to the extension of the Public School System in this city, assembled at the school house of the first schooj district on Wednesday, November 17, 18-17. John Doyle, Esq., was called to the chair, and John Wilson appointed secretary. The object of the meeting having been explained by the Chair, addresses were delivered by Messrs. Abbott, Webb, Allen, and others, showing the great benefits which flow from a well-organized system of public instruction, and the expediency and necessity of extending the system now in operation in this city. On motion, it was unanimously Jiraolredy That a committee of seven be appointed, to. make preparation for a public meeting of all friends of education in this city ; to give suitnble notice of the time and place of such meeting, and to devise for the action of that meeting such measures ns may uppear expedient towards the eatablishmeut of a general system of education in IhiB cit2.. ...... r,,?. ham, John Doyle, S. Drown, James Lawreiisou, and C. A. Davis, were appointed on that committee. It was then ordered that the proceedings of the meeting be published in the papers of this city. And, on motion, the meeting adjourned. JOHN DOYLE, Chairman. John Wilson, Secretary. tar The gentlemen appointed on the committee abovementioned, are requested to assemble at the City Ilall on this (SATURDAY) evening, the 20th instant, at 7 o'clock. 2U'rit>ala at Ijotcb, etc., tip to 2 p. in. NATIONAL HOfEL, DY 8. 8. COLEMAN. F Pawdon, N J M 'tfiftmas, Philadelphia M Carter, Md C W Lahaffer, N Y D E Derman, Ga N M Harrison, U S N John Riddle, Ala C W Geddes, do L D Parsons and lady, III F A Parker, jr, U S N, A- lady C E Leonard, NY E R Sprague, Daltimore W F Jones and lady, N Y P Scott, do Ashur Kurshcad, NY S Prentiss, N Y I* J Mlniville, Hr VV Indies Jacob Gould, N Y J II Lathrop, Alexandria William Jcnney, Mich. A Ileckmnii, Philadelphia Captain Erickaon, N V indian queen hotel, iiy t. & m. uiiown. David Kerr, Md Mr Drayton, Baltimore J Reeside, Va W E G Keen, Philadelphia John J Walls, Ten William Oldroyd, Ohio Dr W S King, USA MR Payne do It McGregor, Md P G Dorsey, Haiti more Joseph Weems, Ten T Thompson, do C W Hlincoe, Va oadsby's hotel. James Schott, Philadelphia J M Passnpal, Warren ton F Dawson, Baltimore C Tarin, N Y William Dixon, Philadel'a C Zucot, N Y A F B Gray, IJSN J M Read, Philadelphia J M English, Warrcnton tyler's hotel. A J Glossbrenner, Pa Mr Anthony, Va J Van Tramp, Philadelphia united states hotel. F Nagle, NY II Fitzmamcr, N Y ' W Granger, N Y . congress hall, by p. ii. kino. II F Nicholls, N Y G F Worthington, Md I) Blondcll, Baltimore W A Weaver, Va 6 I) i p N c n> 9. port of washington, november 20, 1847. arrived. Sch Joseph Nichols, Cropper, lumber to U. Wnrd <fc Son?Port Deposit. Sch Virginia, Posey, wood to George Mattingly? river. Sch Solly Ann, Wheober, wood to the city?river. Sch Shamrock, Onrner, wood to the city?river. Sch William and John, Skinner, wood to the city ?river. Sch Angclinc, Butler, wood to T. Key be-? river. Sch Felicity, Discou, wood to Jnmes & Co.? river. Sch Klizn, Kowe, wood to James Sc. Co. CANAI. TRADE. ARRTVRD. No nrrivn's up to l' ? nj* PORT or alexandria, NOVEMBER 18. arrived. Brig Noble, Boothe, from Bnrbadoes, 13 days to Capes, to Wm. Fowle & Sons. Sch. Eleanor, Weaver, Nomlni, corn nnd wheat to S. Shiiui. Sch Lucretin, Heed, Nomini, wheat to S. Shinn. sailed. Sch Harriet Garrison, Scott, Philadelphia, by S. Shinn. DIED, On the 10th instant, nfter n long ami painful illness, wlileh he bore with christinn fortitude mid resignation, Mrs. WINIFRED MARGARET TEWEI.L, In the Wth your of her age. E-8trcrt Baptist Church.?The Rev. nR. W. fi .sum a it. of Boston, having Accepted an invitation to supply this Church for several months, during the absence of the Pastor, will enter upon his duties tomorrow. Hours of service, II rt. m. and 7 p. m. nov aa-ir i>- JSP* Habbath Evening Lecture*.--Ninth j strbkt M. 1*. ClIVRCII.' '--Rev. f,R VI II. IIRKSK'S | sixth lecture to-morrow evening, nt 7 o'clock. Subjoct: The Destruction of Jerusalem. nov 20-11* &3Bf* IOTXCBi Tin memhersofthe Franklin ffft9* Flrr Company are requested to meet at their llsll this (SATURDAY) eveninf, nt 7 o'clock, to make arrangement* for the funeral of Hoiiriit l. Coi.tman, late expresident. (nov20 It*) M. POUOI.ASS,Secretary. I. O. O. F.?An ndjonrned meeting QnOF of the Grand Lodge will he held nt the llnll, on 7th street, on Mondny evening, JJM instant, I or the purpose uf installing the officers elected for the ensuing year and tne transaction of business, nov jo If T (' DONN, Grand Secretary "I ?3?Agency for the National Whiff In Georgetown -Tim citizens of Georgetown ure respect fully inform, d that JOHN VV. UllONAUUII, Esq., Broker, See., on Bridge Ntreel, 11 few door* went of the Union tav. ern, is agent for the National White. Persons desirous of ting served with the National Whig in Georgetown will please leave their names ami residences witli Mr. Bronuugh. try- ENOCH W. HMALI.WOOD, Garrison street, Navy Vard, is Agent for the National Whig. Persons wishing to be supplied with the paper will please leave their num. s at his store and they will be served. Congress Hall Hotel and Restaurant. The undersigned tMulcrahliaiu- gr^ f tJ Ctre thanks to liiu friends mul tin- JRh public in geucrul (or the patron- ^BHr age with which they have hereto- ^ (ore flattered him, und would respectfully inform (hem thai, with a view to merit a continuunce of their favor, he has newly lilted up tin: above weil-known establishment, uerfrIv opposite Cole mull'a Hotel. His intention is to curry en trie business of hotel-keeping upon the European principle, as far an circumstances will permit. A regular charge will be made for chambers, and meals extra, according to what may he ordered in Die eating department. Ills Larder will, at all times ho supplied with gome, oysters, und every other luxury that the surrounding markets will aflbrd. Hoarders by the day, week, or month, will hud a regular bible d'hote at slated hours. Suites of parlors always it*- readiness for private parties. Dinner parties served in the most approved style, und on moderate terms. Private families supplied with game, oysters, Ac., on moderate terms, and ut the shortest notice. Several well-furnished rooms to let. iMiv2Q-eodlm' P. II KIND. ICE! ICE!! ICE!!! A PURE article of llostou Ice can he hud at any time and hour in the day by calling at the grocery store of SEVHOLT Ar CO. uov 19-2wd* 7th street, opposite Patriotic Hank. National Eating-House Re-opeHed. millS old and well-known establishment has been thorX oughly renewed and modernized (regardless of cost) in every depurlmont, and is now ready for the better accommodation of the public. W. WALKER, nov 20? If (Hull. Sun.) Gentlemen's Belongings!!! SlIIItTS IX?Lambs-wool, Merino, Silk and Cotton?of . every size and <juulity. Also, flno 44 Voke-neck Shirts" of late styles. These goods are of good quality and wild ut very low prices. The trade supplied as usual. IDHAWERS IS?Of Lambs-wool, Merino, Cotton, Silk, Canton Flannel, and Flannel?-some very large sizes. Also, every article for Gents Wardrobe and Toilet use. All Goods of good quality ami sold at reasonable profits. SI EVENS, late Fish At Co., nov 20-eodGt* No. 1, Brown's Hotel. THE TIMES IS u newspaper, edited by Duff Green. It will be. as far us practicable, n full, fuir, and candid record pf passing events, but its chief present purpose is to ounteract the Abolition movement by unmasking the designs, motives, und end of political abolition? to demonstrate that its principles ore us hostile to the rights, property, interests, prosperity, und liberty of the North us to the rights und property of the South ; , und by appeals'to their intelligence and patriotism? to unite the wise und good of all parties, In every section, in u common cflort to strengthen und perpetuate the Union. The Times will be published weekly in Washington city, und sent to subscribers, through the mail, for #2.50 per ann. For 5 copies - 10.00 44 44 Publication otlice Pennsylvania avenue, corner four-und-u-lmlf street. Agent*. Brooke, Shllllngton <fe Co., Washington. Hugh Luthum, Alexandria. All persons who apptovo the purpose for which the Times is established ore requested to aft as ngents for obtaining subscribers. Editors throughout the country are requested to publish this prospectus, and forward their papers in exchange. nov 16-tf Cement, Calcined Plaster, &c. TUB Undersigned has just received a fresh supply of Cement, Calcined Plaster, from New York. Also, on luind, White Sand, Anthracite, and Cumberland Coal, with a general supply of White and Yellow Pine for building purposes; Ceuar Posts from eight to sixteen feet in length; and is daily receiving wood-burnt l.ime, fresh from the kiln. All of which will be disposed of low for rosA, or to . punctual customers'at short dates. Lumber Yard (in 7th street, near the Canal, nov 10?d3t&law3w P. M. PEARSON. [Fountain and Evening News.J NOTICE TO HOUSEKEEPERS. - - THE SCDSCKIDER would respecthilly inform Ins friends and housekeeprrs generally. that he has r( turm d from the North, where he has selected, and is now receiving, at his store on 7th street, n fresh lot of excellent FURNITURE,consistUnr in nari ??-Ma*bl?-toP drcM TTureuus, Mahogany French Dedsteads, Patent windlass do., high post and many other kinds, marble and mahogany-top Centre Tables, extension Dining do. of new patterns, marble und mahogany Withstands, Toilets,dec.; mahogany and black walnut Chuirs of tho latest styles, cane and wood seat do., rotary office do., and cabinet C'luiirs for the sick, eleganl mahogany Wardrobes and Secretaries, [.yoking Classes, and various other articles. Also, a large assortment of muhoguny nnd black wulnut Sofas, of new patterns and v?- . j rious prices?all of which will be sold very low, at store under Odd Fellows' Hall, 7th street, nov IG?e?3l ^ S. I). 1IROWN. ajfok Fruits, Preserves, &c. 40 whole and half-boxes Raisins W 23-Jars Prunes ## 2-1 iurs Canton Preserved (linger 5 kegs Malaga Crapes O boxes Cenoa Citron 1G0I) pounds Currants 500 do Hordeaux Almonds 15 bushels (.round Nuts 5 bbls Hoston Cranberries 1ft cases Maccaroni and Vermicelli 15 do Capers, walnut and tomato Catsup 1 "? baskets Salad Oil For sale by MURRAY A SEMMES, nov Hi-tit* Penn. nv., between U und -1 1-2 sts. WM. A. RIlllAltDSON, MERCHANT TAILOR, would most respectfully |Jt inlorni bis customers, and the citixtns of Washingi jp(,i ton, that he has taken the new store on Eighth St., ?JUJL (west.side,) near Pennsylvania avenue, and is now prepared to iiiak*- to order any article of clothing in n superior manner, at his usual low rates for cash. Persons furnishing their own cloth will find that I will make, or make and trim, as low as possible, und warrant "fits" in every instance. Cutting done at the shortest notice, and warranted to fit if properly made up. N. D.--wanted, three or lour punts and vest makers. None but good hands need apply:' Also, an apprentice. Apply immediately. nov 16-eotft KSSftS Fish! Fish!! A (\ DDLS, and half barrels Mackerel I,OlA) pounds Codfish 25 boxes scaled Herrings. For sale by MURRAY At SEMMES, nov 1G?til* Pa. avenue,betweenGth and4 l-2strcets. > WINESAND LIQUORS. I B Iftft baskets of Douche At Sons', nnd (.eider'sB B CHAMPACNE B 10 cases Douche CHAMPACNE, imported for private use 5 half pipes of Otard DRANDY G qharter casks PORT WINE 10 cases HOCK WINE 20 do. CLARET For sale lw SIMMS A SON. uov 13?II Pa. avenue, opposite .luckson 1 fall. engraving and card Plate Printing Establishment. THE usual place of attraction for ENGRA VING AND COP I'D 11 PLATE CAliD PRINTING has re moved to 11th Street, llrst door from Pa, a v., where the subscriber would lie glad to have Members of Congress, visitors, residents, and the public generally give him a call when they want F.ngraving done and Cards printed in the beat viunucr and nt the abortest notice. Numerous specimens to he seen at hisoflh'e, and the best reference given If required, nov 13?3tawgm- JOHN CULLUM. Fruits, Preserves, Ac. r? boxes CITRON i nags a;,;!on,w ** 12 kegs CRAPES 1 cases PRESERVED CINCKR 2 cases PRUNES, glass jars 1 cases do. Fancy boxes 40 boxes HUNCH RAISINS :?) hall boxes do. 4 boxes MU81IROON CATSUP 4 do. WALNUT do. 0 do. MACCARONI do. For sale by SIMMS A SON, iiov 13? tr Pa. nvenue, opposite Jackson Hall. . oc'toherreport Tie mutual benefit life insurance company^No. II, Wall street, New Vork,) issued during tlie month of October, I -17, one hundred ami fortytwo new policies, via: ToMerclinntsand Traders, f?l To Servants, f# Mechanics, 17 Ladies, 4 Clerks, Id Agents, Clergymen, tl Physicians, Seamen, 9 Teachers, 2 , Munulhcturers, n ('asldcr of llank, I Lawyers. 8 Naval officer, 1 Farmers, 0 Other occupations, fi 118 -'1 lift New policies issued In October, 142 ROBERT I.. PATTERSON, President. BENJAMIN O. MILLER. Secretary. J. C. LEWIS, Agent, Washington, 7th street, opposite Oencrnl Post Office. IIARVEV LINDSLV, M. P.. Physician, corner of c and 4 1-2 streets. A prospectus to be had of the Agent, setting forth the principles, operations, and benefit of life Insurance ; showing also the great success of the Company. nov 10?tf alum. JUST n-cfivH I^OOjKKincU of Almi\0j[A"?''$OTTi ' Drug and Anoth., corner 7lh street, and Penn. Avenue ort fr-liw'48'