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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.
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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'

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