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Kllwtod rm*r k. Edwin D? LeM.
DAILY, |10 (JU
> Subscriptions payable in advance. Any j**raon
procuring live subscriber* abaM receive one copy
grant. All letters to the Editors to be fust-paid.
OPPICE, Pennsylvania Avenue south aide, between
and streets.
Vol* 1* Washington, Wednesday, Oetober (i, 1850. No. 92.
4 CARD.?JOHN H. GIBBS would take
/\_ this opportunity of returning his most heartfelt
and sincere thanks to his friends, and the citizens
of Washington and its vicinity, who fbr the
last thirteen years have so liberally and kindly
patronized him in his business of hair-dressing at
the National Hotel. At the same time, he begs
to tuake known his intention of carrying on the
following brunches of his former occupation, viz :
hair-dressing and cutting, hair dyeing, shampooning,
&c., on Pennsylvania Avenue,over his fancy
store, where gentlemen and ladies will find rooms
well and suitably adapted for their comfort and
convenience in the above business. He trusts, by
giving his undivided and constant personal atten-'
lion, to merit the future patronuge of his friends
and the public, and assures them that no efforts 1
shall be wanting on his part to prove his deep sense
of oast favors and appreciation of such encourage- j
incut as nuiy be offered him in lime to come.
To all those indebted to him at his late establish-1
ment 011 Gth street, he would respectfully mention
that finding it eligible to make the above change '
in his business location and arrangements, he
would esteem it as a particular favor that an early
settlement of their accounts should be observed,
to enable him to close up satisfactorily and utonce.
The books of the concern will be found at the j
fancy store, Pennsylvania avenue, between 9th
and 10th streets, where J. If. Gibbs will be ready
to receive all those who are favorably disposed towards
his new undertaking, flis rooms will be
ready for the reception of customers on or about
the 1st ?f October.
N. B. A private room for ladies' and children's
hair-cutting, &.C.
Wigs, toupets, scalps, &c., always on hand.
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Measures anu oruera umcu mm ...v
shortest notice.
Natioual Medical College, Washington,
District of Columbia.
rpHE annual course of lectures will commence
A on the first Monday in November, the 4th
Thos. Miller, M. D., Professor of Anatomy and
Wm. P. Johnson, M. D., Professor of Obstetrics
and the diseases of women and children.
Joshua Riley, M. D., Professor of Materia
Medics, Therapeutics, and Hygiene.
John Frederick May, M. D., Professor ofSur(irafton
Tyler, M. D., Professor of Pathology
and Practice of Medicine.
Robert King Stone, M. D., Adjunct Professor
of Anatomy and Physi >logy.
Edward Foreman, M.D., Professor of Chemistry
and Pharmacy.
James E. Morgan, M. D., Prosecutor and Demonstrator.
Clinical lectures three times a week, on cases
selected from the Washington Infirmary. Operation
performed before the class.
For a full course of lectures - - ?>90
Demonstrator's ticket - - 10
Graduation fee - - - 25
Good board can be procured at from $2 to $3
iter week.
Sep 3?SawtNovlif Dean of the Faculty.
C. So ?. L.. KERRISON ?fc V O.
WOULD respectfully inform their friends and
those who purchase DRY GOODS in their
city, that they are now prepared to offer a large,
choice, and well assorted stock of
Foreign, Fancy, and Staple Dry Goods
As they receive the bulk of their goods DIRECT
from EUROPEAN PORTS, they feel assured of
being able to compete successfully with any other
market in the United States.
C. &. E. L. KERRISON & CO.
209 King street , north-west corner of
King and Market streets.
Sep 3, 18f>0?3rn
rpHE subscribers are constantly receiving direct
I from the manufacturers, MADE TO THEIR
ORDER, and expressly adapted to the Southern
trade, and to which tliey with confidence invite
the attention of purchasers, with a guarantee that
the goods will be found PURE FLJiX, to wit:
Shirting and Fronting Linens and Lawns
Pillow Case, Coutec, and Sheeting Linens
Russia, Bird's Eye, and Huckaback Diapers
Bleached and Brown Table Damasks, of assorted
Damask Doy.ieo, Napkins and Cloths, of various
Dowlass, Glass Cloths, Black, White & Brown
Ludy's, Gent's, and Children's Linen Cambric
Handkerchiefs, etc. etc.
209 King street, Charleston, S. C.
Sep. 3, 1850?3m
milE Annual COURSE OF LECTURES in this
JL Institution will commence on the first Monday
in November next, on the following branches:
Anatomy, by J. Holbrook, M. D.
Institutes and Practice of Medicine, by S. Henry
Dickson, M. D.
Surgery, by E. Geddings, M. D.
Physiology, by James Moultrie, M. D.
Materia Medica, by Henry R. Frost, M. D.
Obstetrics, by Thos. G. Prioleau, M. D.
Chemistry, by C. U. Shepard, M. D.
Demonstrator of Anatomy, St. Julian Ravenel,
M. U.
Dr. D. J. Cain, Physician to the Marine Hnpital
and Clinical Instructor. Lectures twice a
week on the Diseases of ihut Institution.
Dr. E. B. Flagg, Physician to the Alms House.
Lectures twice a week on Diseases.
Demonstrative Instruction in Medicine and Surgery
at the College Hospital.
rpHE SUBSCRIBERS, Direct hnprrrtcrs of all
.1 WOOLEN GOODS, have just received per
Ships, "Gulnare," "Orion,"and "Somerset,"
from Liverpool, their full supply of PLAINS,
Kilmarnock Cape, Scotch Bonnets, Ac., Ac., expressly
suited to our Southern Planters trade, and
to an inspection of which, they confidently invite
all who visit the Charleston Market.
King St., northwest cor. King A Market sis. I
Charleston, Sept. 3?
To Editors and Publishers.
rpHE advertiser has had much experience ns a
Book and Job Printer, and has been the Editor
of two or three newspapers and one magazine,
lie is at present foreman of a daily morning paper,
but finds the situation too hard for his health. He
-? /.Hiinr or assistant
tlesires a nitiimiun, cmic. _
editor, or an foreman of a weekly office. He enjoys
a respectabl# reputation in literature, being a
contributor to several of the popular magazines
and newapa|>ers of the day. As an editor, he has
been successful beyond the efforts of mere mediocrity.
A situation in the country, that would allow
him means to prosecute the study of the law,
is most desirable ; nut if his services will be of any
service in any department of the printing and publishing
business, the person desiring them will
please addrees
W., Savannah, Geo.
P. S. The best reference jjiven as to ability and
character. He would be willing to become interested
pecuniarily, in a paper where labor was considered
capital, and where it could be turned into
geobcktown collkci . l). (j.
lege will be resumed on the If h instant.
repiM 3'd JAMES R\ DER, Pres't
; A Dictionay of Machines, Mechanics,
Engine-Wok, and Engineering.
Designedfor Practical Working~Men, and those
intended for the Engineering Profession.
j Edited by Oliver Byrne, formerly Pryfessor yf
: Mathematics, College of Civil Engineers, Ijmdon ;
Jiulkor and inventor of " The Calculus yf Form,"
" The .Veto aiul Improved System of IjogarUhims,"
I " 'The Elements of Euclid by Colors," etc., etc., etc.
' I 'til a work h oflarge 8vo. size, containing nearly
-L tiro thousand pages, upward* of JifUen hundred
plates, and six thousand wood cuts. It will present
working-drawings and descriptions of the most important
machines in the United Slates. Independently
of the results of American ingenuity, it w ill
contain complete practical treatises on Mechanics,
Machinery, Engine-work, a^d Engineering; with
all that is useful in more than one thousand dollars'
worth of folio volumes, magazines, and other
hooks, among which may be mentioned the following
1. Bibliotheque des Arts Industriels. (Mosson,
2. Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal.
3. Engineer and Machinists Assistant. (Blackie,
4. Publication Industrielle. (Armengaud Aino, J
[ . Paris.)
5. Jamieson's Mechanics ofJFIuids.
6. Treatise on Mechanics. (Poisson.)
7. Allgemine Bauzeitung mit Abbildungcn.
(rorster, Wien.)
8 Organ fur die FortschriUe des Eisenbahnwe?ena
in technischer Beziehung. (Von Wal legg,
G. Sherwin's Logarithims.
10. Byrne's Logarithms.
11. The Mechanical and Mathematical Works of
Oliver Byrne.
12. Silliman's Journal.
13. Algemeinc Mascliinen-Encyclopedia. (Hulsse,
14. Cotton Manufacture of Great Britain and
America contrasted.
15. Holtzapffels' Turning and Mechanical Manippulation.
16. The Steam Engine. (J. Bourne.)
17. Eisenbahn-Zeitung. (Stuttgart.)
18. Tregold on the Steam-Engine.
19. Pike's Mathematical and Optical Instruments.
20. Dictionnaire des Aits et Manufactures. (Laboulaye,
21. Sganzin\ Civil Engineering.
22. Brown's Indicator and Dynaonmetcr.
tvi rv_- l n do kj : ?.* n
~o. uri^m iiuu i ru^icss ui giciiui iiavigauuii.
24. Essai sur l'lridu6tric des Matiercs Textiles
(Michel Alcan, Paris.)
25. Macneill's Tables.
2(5. Criers' Mechanic's Pocket Dictionary.
27. Teuiplelon's Millwright's and Engineer's
Pocket Companion.
28. Lady's and Gentlemen's Diary.
22. Marine Steam Engine. (Brown.)
.'10. Weisbach's Mechanics and Engineering.
31. The Mathematician. (London.)
32. Barlow on Strength of Materials.
33. Mann's Mechanics.
34. Mechanical Principles of Engineering and
Architecture. (Moslev.)
35. Journal of the Franklin Institute.
36. The Transactions of the Institute of Civil
Engineers. (London.)
37. The Artisan.
38. Quarterly Papers on Engineering. (Published
by VVeale, London.)
39. Imperial Dictionary. (Glasgow.)
40. Student's Guide to the Locomotive Engine.
41. Railway Engine arid Carriage Wheels. (Barlow,
42. Recueil des Machines Instrumens et Appareil.
(Le Blanc, Pari?.)
43. Buchanan on Mill Work.
44. Practical Examples of Modern Tools and Machines.
(G. Rennie.)
45. Repertoiredel'Iodustrie Franquaise el Etrangere.
(L Mathias, Paris.)
46. Treatise on the Manufacture of Gas. (Accom,
47. Setting out Curves on Railways. (Law,
48. Hodge on the Steam Engine
49. Scientific Aniciican.
50. Railroad Journal. (New Yoik )
51. American Artisan.
52. Mechanic's Magazine.
53. Nicholson's (Peter) Dictionary of Architecture.
' 54. Dictionaire de Marine a Voiles et a Vapeur,
(De Bonnefoux, Paris.)
55. Conway and Menai Tubuler Bridges (Fairbarn.)
56. Brccs' Railway Practice.
57. Barlow's Mathematical Dictionary.
58. Bowdilch's Navigation.
59. Gregory's Mathematics for Practical Men.
f*f\ r* n/1 TVT nohonin j' V.nnvfl inpHin
uu. IjII^iiiccio aim
'(Luke Herbert.)
CI. Patent Journal ; London.
62. Bree's Glossary of Engineering.
63 Encyclopedia of Civil Engineering. Crasy.
64. Craddocir's Lectures on the Steam-Engine.
63. Assistant Engineer's Railway Guide. (Haskoll.)
66. Mechanical Principia. (Leonard.)
The great object of this publication is, to place
before practical men and students such an amount I
of theoretical and scientific knowledge, in a con- i
densed form, as shall enable them to work to the ,
best advantage, and to avoid those mistakes which
they might otherwise commit The amount of
usefut information thus brought together, is almost '
beyond a precedent in such works. Indeed there is I
haidly any subject within its range which is not !
cated with such clearness and precision, that even !
man of the most ordinary capacity cannot fail of
understanding, and thus learrrng from it much
which it is importrnt for him to know.
From the annexed list of the principal authors j
and subject comprised in this work it is sell-evi- ,
dent, that all citizens engaged in the practical and 1
useful arts, etc., may derive essential advantages ,
from the po session and study of this publication, j
The following rmy he especially designated : J
Moulder and Boiler Makers.
Artificers in Brass, Copper, and Tin.
Cullers, and Workers of Steel in general.
Workers in Ivory, Bone, and Horn.
Civil Enginecrs, Railway Contractors, and Contractors
for Earth-Work, and Masonry of every
Architects an i Bridge Builders.
Builders, Master Masons, and Bricklayer*.
| Ship Bnilders, Masters of Vessels, Ship Car[>cntcrs,
and others connected with Building and
Dor king Ships.
Block and Pump Makers.
" > 1 d m.i
UHmp UIV9CI9 diiu nidnri .-.
' Manufacturers of Linen and Cotton Fabrics.
I Manufacturers of Spinning Machines, Roving
I Machines, Card Breakers and Finishers, Drawing
Frames'Willows, and Pickers, etc., connected
with Cotton, Flax, and Wool Machinery.
Calenderers, Bleachers, and Calico Printers, |
Cloth Folders, and Measurers, and persons inter
Cited in Sewing Machinery.
Anchor and Chain Cable Mjriufactnrcrb.
' Cut'ing and Turning Tool Makers
k Pin and Needle Makers.
Nail and Rivet Makers.
Bolt ar.d Screw-Bolt Makers.
Nail Cutters,
j Coiners.
Leather Dressers and Curriers,
Manufacturers of Great Guns and Small Arms.
Candle Makers.
Biscuit and Cracker Maker'.
Lace Makers.
Ribbon Weavers.
Stone Cutters and Marble Masons.
Dyer", Cloth Washers, and Scourers.
Cider and Oieese Manufacturers
, C rystal, and Plate Glass Makers.
Sugar Rollers and Refiners, with Proprietors of I
Sugar Plantations.
Manufacturers of Railway, liar, Round Ribbon,
and Rod Iron. (
Wheel, Axle, and Spring Makers.
Engine Drivers, and Pcrsous connected with the 1
Locomotive generally. j
Engineers, and Captains of Steam Vessels.
Managers of Stationary Engines.
Lumber Dealers and owners of Saw Mills.
Veneer Cutters. 1
Owners of Planing Machinery. j t
Corn Millers, and Persons connected with Raiting t
aud Bran-Separating Machinery. I
Farmers and Persons using Grain-Shelling and \ |
Threshing Machinery. >
Buhl Workers, Carvers Engravers, and Ornament (
Makers in geucrul.
1 ennuis employed in the Manufacture of Gas.
Mckers of Copper and Lead Tubing. !
Linen and Straw Paper Makers. !
Ship Owne's, Harbor Masters, and others inter-|
ested in Dredging Machinery.
Well Sinkers. j
Astronomers, Philosophers, and others using Phil- j
osopbical Apparatus and instruments.
Miner's Engineers, and other interested in Pump- i
iug Engines.
Persons interested in Canals and Aqueduct".
Warehousemen, and others, using Hydraulic
Presses, Dynaimoietric Cranes, Jack Screws,
Common and Feed Cranes.
Woikers in Metals and Alloys.
Tin Plate Workers.
Spring Maeufacturcrs.
Wheelwrights, Clock Makers Ilorologists, kc.
The publishers have expended a lurge sum of
money to get original drawings of machinery in
practical use in this country, and have procured
almost every woik on the sudject, whether pnblished
in England, France, or Germany, the most
essential parts of which being comprised in this
Dictionary, render it as perfect and comprehensive
as possible. The publishers'have endeavored
to use great economy in type, so that each page of j
the wuik contains at least four times the number j
of words found in ordinary puges of tbe same size.
This has also secured to each plate woik:ng-diawngs
of ample size and clearness, so that a Mechanic
may construct accuiately any machine described.
The publishers are, in short determined, tegardlessofcost;
to make the work as complete as possible
; and it is hoped every one desirous to obtain
the work will procure it a> issued in numbers, and
thus encourage the enterprise.
I lie work will he issued in semi-monthly num- t
bers, commencing in January, 1850, and will pro- /
grcss v\ it i great regularity. j
The whole work will he published in 10 numbers
at 25 cents per numbet, and completed within
the current year, 1S50. A liberal discount will |
be made to agent*. 1
Anyone remitting the publishers $10 in advance ;
shall receive the work through the post office free 1
of expense. |(
Police to Proprietors of Newspapers throughout the j
United States and Canada. ,
If the foregoing advertisement is inserted five ! j
times during the year, and the paper containing it |
sent to ns, a copy of the work will he sent gratis I
m payment.
rPHE public will be gratified to learn that the f
1 United States Mail Steamship Company are en- (,
ubled to announce that their arrangements are now s
complete for sending passengers through from
New York to San Francisco and back. /
In the first attempts of this Company to meet N
the wants of travel to California, uy providing 1
ships on the Pacific, in connection with their t
ships from New York to Chagres, they were pre- 1
vailed upon, at the urgent solicitation of the great f
number then desirous to go out, to sell tickets for j
through passages from Panama in advance, for j
their ships then going round. This was done (
from a desire to accommodate those who could r
procure passages in no other quarter, and by J
which, whatever might be the detention, they '
would reuch San Francisco sooner than by any s
other line. Unforeseen difficulties, and the preva- c
lence of fever at Rio de Janeiro at the time, pre- r
vented their ships from reaching Panama ns soon r
as anticipated, and caused detention at the Istli- ,
mus, which was increased by the impatience of j (
passengers in going forward, against the advice i
of ilit Company, at an earlier day than the ship |
i.i n.!.. ... i, o?'
ujuiu jjuartiuiy 1 ccilii 1 (ukuim.
These interruptions are now all removed. I
Three of the four ships of the Company, intended !
for the Pacific service, have arrived at Panama, |
nnd several of them have performed trips to San
Francisco and back. So that the Company are
now able to give tlie public the assurance tliut the
voyage through from New York to San Francisco,
will be performed with regularity and despatch.
Their Pacific Line, front Panama to San Francisco,
consists of the
REPUBLIC, Capt. Hldsok.
1THMUS, ('apt. Hitchcock.
COLUMBUS, Capt. Peck.
ANTELOPE, Capt. Acki.et.
Their Atlantic and Gulf Line, from New York
to Chagres, of the
GEORGIA, Capt. Porter, U. S. N.
OHIO, Capt. Schenck, U. S. N.
FALCON, Capt. Hartsteiv, U. S. N.
The connection between the two lines will be
carefullly nnd regularly kept up, so that no delay
beyond the usual stay of the ship in port at Panama,
will arise.
The large size, well known speed, and superior
accommodations of theieNeW York and Chasrres ,
Line, and the speed and accommodations of the i
ships of their Pacific Line, ofier the most certain, I
rapid,nnd pleasant through passage to California.
m. o. Roberts, |
Cor. Warren nnd West sts., New York, j
Aug. Ifi?lm
United States Mall Steamship Company.
cjiakce or pate of sa1i.ing '
TO MONDAY, AUGUST 26, at 3 p. in. j
ri .1 : -r iv-Tn? I I
r roil I l TIC pier IUUI Ui emeu nutti, i uv
J. F. Schenck, U. R. Nuvy, Cemmnnder. I
fH^HIS splendid steamship will sail a* a* above, I
B with (lie Government mails lur the West *
Indies and California. t
The arrangements tor the transportation of pas-1 f
sangers to Snn Francisco, without tlelav on the.
Isthmus, being now completed, the Company are ;
now preparing to issue Through Tickets, of all
classes, at h red it ceil rate ol passage.
The hooks for tlie OHIO on the 2{Jfl> instant, j '
are now open, and tickets through mil be obtained ' i
at the following prices :
State-room berth .... $10rl j *
Standee berth, forward saloon . . tttl C
Steerage berth, found bed and separate table. 50 ;
State-room berth . $300 (
Steerage berth, found l?cd and board . 150 .
Passage can also be secured for the intermediale
ports, as follows :
From New York to Charleston or Savannah? (
State-room, $25 , Standee, $20 ; Steerage, $10.
P?om New York to Havaniut?State-room, $70; .
Standee, $55 ; Steerage, $05. '
From New York to New Orleans?otute-room, '
$75 ; Stamlee, $60 , Steerage, $25.
Freight to New Orleans, 25 cents per cubic foot I
for measurement goods ; other merchandize as per f
agreement. |
Freight will also be taken to Havana in limited quantity,
at 25 cents per cubic foot, or per agreement.
The consignee at Havana to attend to {he
merchandize immediately after the vessel errive* '
To secure freight or passage, apply at the office i 1
of the Company, 77 West street, corner of Warren , <
itr'li. New Y*fk i
Aug 21 t2f, M. ROBERTS, 'j
The Southern Christian Advocate, of Charles- *
cm S. C. is in mourning for the death of Bishop'
ilascom. It contains tlie following uhlo biographical
account of that eloquent minister.
Death of Bishop Base cm.
The intelligence of this mournful event, comuimicatod
by telegraph from Louisville, reached
is just alter our Inst week's edition had gone
:o press. The Bishop died on the morning of
lie 9th inst, after a protracted illness, Liken as
10 was returning to Kentucky after holding the
"it. Louis Conference?the first and only Conerencc
session at which lie lived to preside af.or
his elevation to the episcopal office. Striken
iown by death in the ripe maturity of those 1
neat intellectual and oratoriui powers which !
aud made his nnme familiar to the whole nation j
ind upon the threshold of a new field of ecclesilstical
responsibilities, wider than he hud ever !
tilled before, with the promise of many years''
valuable service to the ehureh which had honored
him with its highest confidence nnd affection,
the visitation is one of the utmost solemnity.
In view of the fresh grave where now lies
the mighty master of eloquence on whose lips
mndreds of thousands have hung entranced,
.vhose name could call together a vaster throng
?f lit toners than that of any other man on the
ontineht,?the grave where every trophy of
genius, and every lineament of manly beauty, is
aid low, we are reminded of Mussillon's impresiive
exordium over the pi timed and scutchoned
jier of the young French prince?"there is vohi
rig great but (iod."
Born in Western New York, Dr. Baseom was
idmitted into the travelling connection in 1814,
f we mistake not in his sixteenth year. lie
ins been thirty-six years before the publie eye.
n 1828 he was elected President of Madison
College, the second Methodist College established
in this country. In 1830 lie was appointed
igcnt for the Colonization Society. In 1832 lie
iceepted a Chair in Augusta College, where lie
eniained until elected President of Transylvania
Jniversity in 1812. With this latter institution
ic was connected until 1819. Thus for nearly
wenty years ho has been identified with the,
ause of education in the Methodist Episcopal I
Church. Our personal acquaintance with Dr. j
EJascom began at the General Conference of
1840. During this Cfinference he presented
i masterly report In favor of the right and eligbility
to orders of local preachers holding
ilaves within the Virginia portion of tne Baltinore
Conference. This paper was a specimen
>f clear and close argumentation. At the same
Conference ho preached in the Light street
Church to as dense a throng as could crowd into
lie spacious building?the adjourning street
icing filled with people who could not find enhance
into the church. His te)ft was?"Be-1
told the Lamb of God who takcth away the sin
>f the world."
The sermon embraced all the cardinal elenents
of the Christian system, set forth in a
iglit so vivid, under illustrations so ovcrpowerngly
magnificent, and with a vehemence so
ushing and pauseless, as to hold the vast audi.......
L.W.I! At l.'i rl *1 r T,W.,..,U w.v.
ral of which we distinctly remember, the effect
v..h awful. The sentences came like the sharp
:ig-zag lightning, the tones of the preacher's
*oice were like articulate thunder. The hearer
lowered under the weight of thought piled on
.bought, and was driven almost beside himself
jy the rapid whirl of dazzling imagery. The
icrmon artistically considered, had the strange
ault of being too great. It covered too v;ist a
icld of thought, it was marred by excess of
jmndeur. You were bewildered by the quick
ilicecssion of vivid pictures thrown oft'as by the,
urn of some grand kaleidoscope. The impas-j
iioned fervour of the preacher seemed too selflonsuming.
We felt, as some one has happily
vmarked respecting Chalmers, licit powers and
csources such :.s these, devoted to the service
>f the Gospel, were indeed not needed by that
iiospel, hut much needed bv (Jospel rejecting
nan. The consecration of such a majestic incllcct
and imagination to the work of propagaing
the principles of Christianity could but
n.'iKe a profound and wide impression upon soiety.
Thousands of cultivated minds coming
vithin the reach of such an influence, have been
ompelled to respect the system advocated by
k) lofty a spirit, and have been prepared to lend
n unprejudiced ear to simpler ministrations.
)r. Bascom's sermons while Chaplain lor Coup-ess,
in the early prime of his colossal strength,
ire spoken of to this day for their power arid
fleet upon the high places of the country. He
vas once describing the peril of a sinner liangng
on the verge of eternal retributions, and so
iwful was the picture that President Jackson,
vho Was one of the c< ngregation, started up
vith the involuntary exclamations?"My God,
ic is lost!"
The composition of these magnificent sej;110ns,
it is reasonable to suppose, and indeed it is
i well known fact, cost the preacher a world of
wins, lie subscribed heartily to Dr. Johnsons
(pinion that' no one ever did any thing well, to
vhich In- did not give the whole bend of his
nind." They were by no means impromptu afairs,
thrown olfunder the inspiration produced
>y facing three thousand people. Carefully arnnged,
minutely mapped off in their several de(artircnts,
and even filled up, by foregoing
nental elaboration, they were masterly pulpit |
(rations,?to have heard one of which formed
in era in the life of those ^ho sat from year to
rear under the ordinary ministrations ofthe pulMt.
Many a time has be paced bis chamber
lulf the night, in a state of high nervous exoitencnt,
while preparing for the next day's effort.
\nd even during the last year or two, when by
idviee of his physician, in the shattered state of
1 >.
lirs I'CMiWLiiumuii, utr uuiumcu miuovii iiiaimj u? j
lis manuscript, his preparations were scarcely j
ess laborious. Tlie youthful preacher who'
icorns preparatory labors such as these, and j
ontents himself with the utterance of crudities
md common places wrapped up in flimsy dccln- j
nation, neon not wonder that what is remarkib'y
easy preaching to him, soon becomes matter
if such dinicult bearing to his congregation as to j
cave the fewest number of listeners. There is
10 danger of his being run after.
In tile disruption of the Methodist Church .
,'rowing out of the shivery agitation, Dr. Ba*com
' : "L J_1 1 1 ,1.
ook no pari, in lui at"uuic%i, uut ^au ncu me
Irift of things until the crisis came. As soon
is isll hope of honorable compromise was exhausted,
and it was evident that the Southern
Conferences were to be degraded in the person j
if Bishop Andrew, and practically denied equal-1
ty in the confederacy of annual Conferences |
omposing the church, Dr. Bascom identified (
limself fully and forever with the Southern
aiue. On him was developed the responsibility j
>f drawing up the protest of the minority, and |
n a few days fje produced that paper, of which j
;)r. Dixon?representative of tlie British Wesevans
to the Northern Methodist < Jiurcli at its
ast general Conference?an Englislm an whose
um pat hies would all be on the Northern side,
ias not hesitated to say in his recent work 011
Methodism in America, that it is u one of the
most powerful nud eloquent state -documents
ever put into the hands of the reader." In the
Convention which organized the Methodist E.
church, South, he drew up the report of the
commit tee on organization?a paper scarcely
inferior to the protest. During the intervening
war he published his masterly work on Methodism
and slavery, whirl) Mr. Calhoun eulogized
us strongly as Dr. Dixon lias done tho protest.
In the controversy waged by the Northern
against the Southern portion of tho Church,
witli a bitterness beyond oven political strifes, lie
stood up frank mid per|K?ndieular, a champion
tearless and full nrnicd. The CltHrch leaned on
him as her right arm, and he never faltered.?
The highest proof of her eonfidenca was given
in his election to the Episcopal office at the late
general Conference. We know that Ziou's
Herald set afloat shortly afterwards, the toothless
caluuiny that this was done contrary to the
..I' . -..I I t '
a *m iik MMK'iaDR* 111 If 11 WiiU UO W I'UUJpUSfl"
our Episcopacy, and that thev felt themselves
disgraced by such an association. It was a very
likely story indeed, that Zion's Herald should be
in the confidence of the Southern Bishops! its
state rent we know to be utterly without shadow
of foundation. Its prompting animus we can
readily understand.
No uian ever passed through so lengthened
a career of popular applause, with a fair fame
more unsullied. Those who knew Bishop Bascotn
most intimately, who were honored with
his full and unreserved confidence,felt the highest
appreciation of his mora! and social worth.
To such be was simple as a child, open to suggestion
and coimscl^uniable and lovely us a friend.
His history affords one of the most touching illustrations
ever known, of the depth of selfsacrificing,
filial, and frateri ul affection. The
impulses of his heart were all generous and
noble. I lis niefv MMriht rnsiv,. U'?? twiut tiwiiun
to those who enjoyed the opportunity of closest
observation. His aspirations were all identified
with the defence and advancement of the common
Christianity?ot Methodism, in his judgment
its most energetic and successful modern exponent.
ijirge worldly oilers were repeatedly
made him?we remember one in particular,
which would have placed him at once in a position
of affluence and high social circumstance?
had lie chosen to abandon the work of the Methodist
ministry, and enter upon one of the honorable
walks of professional life. But to these
offers he never gave a second thought, though
the stress of straitened circumstances might
have been reasonably plead in extenuation. His
dying hours were lull of peace and confidence in
Christ's atoning merit.
Like two of his greatest contemporaries,
Emory and Fisk, his life seems to have closed
with a strange abruptness ere its full completion.
His scholastic labours were ended, but lie
had been called from the halls of instruction,
once more into a sphere of extended travel and
preaching, with the added responsibilities of government,
for all of which his previous training
seemed to have peculiarly <|nullified him. But
no sooner does he spread his wing of towering
strength than the fatal shaft of disease lays him
low. Among the distinguished dead of this
memorable year 1850, we have to record the
name of Henry B. Buscoin. When shall the present
generation " look upon his like again
We sympathize with his bereft widow, with his
children deprived of puternal guidance and fostering
care. We sorrow with a sorrowing
Church, one of whose brightest lights has been
so unexpectedly quenched. We mark the impressive
admonition, so repeated before the country
of lute, that neither exalted position nor
mighty influence; neither genius nor virtue,can
claim exemption l'rom the common lot of mortality,
or turn away the approach of the inevita4V.
..v.w. AKIJFJFJ 1UI Ijr? III I 111 o llinuviict| \* IIUl.
wc exclaim, " flow arc the mighty fallen!" we
know that to fall as did the illustrious man helore
us, with harness on, girded, and grasping
shield and sword, is to conquer death?in the
language of the immortal few?" brother soldier,
it is sweet, sweet, to die on the field of battle.''
From the Ronton Traveller.
A Camfoiiwan in want or a IIki.i-matk.?
The advertisement below has beor> forwarder! to
us by a forlorn typo, in the California Cold
Mines, who is sadly in want of n companion and
comforter, to sympathize with him in ids present
seclusion from the world and rejoice wi'li him
when his good fortune shall enable him to
emerge from his retirement, lie informs ns
that now, whatever success m iv attend his labors
in search of the riches of the mines, lie is poor
in spirit. His nights are melancholy, and even
t.'ie sun ghuldencth not his heart. It is proper
to remark?inasmuch as it indicates that our
friend is not laboring without success, and that
lie is mindful of obligations which some are
prone to disregard?that his advertisement was
accompanied by a remittance of gold dust, wherewith
the cost of printing the same, might be discharged
Maidens attend!?A young man,now in the
southern gold mines of California, formerly from
the State of Massachusetts, about 24 years of
age, five feet five and one-half inches in hight,
with black eyes and hair, fine, regular teeth, and
by some far excelled in beauty, although by no
means ugly, enjoys uniform bodily health, a
printer by trade, tolerably educated,bears a good
moral character, never gambles, never drank any
intoxicating liquors, and never intends to, uses
tobacco occasionally, and is of a good disposition,
is in want of a proper partner, on whom be
can place the purest affections of his heart!
The undersigned would like a virtuous inai 'en
of twenty or thereabouts, who has good sound
common sense, fair education, is not too aristoin
lior nnfimist In fin luiimcvvtirk* L'inrHv
disposed, neat in her work and appearance, of
about the. right height to compare with his, and
can reciprocate an ardent attachment. lie is
not particular with regard to fortune, as he
deems it mere'y a secondary consideration, for
he docs not believe in marrying for money; can
love a woman just as well, (if she otherwise
suits him,) who is penniless, as if she had a
mint of "fo."
If any lady with a fortune should deign to
answer this, she need not throw her money
away, as the writer would have her understand,
that he is by no means rich in this world's
foods, therefore it would be all riirht to have a
little against a time of need. If the lady is
poor, the eojnmunication will he received with
as much pleasure as though she v ere otherwise.
None need apply hut such as arc of the most
undoubted respectability, and have ever borne a
pood character, and are willing to love and confide
in a man for himself alone. A young lady
of the above description, can (the writer flatters
himself) secure a kind and indulgent husband,
by directing an answer to this advertisement to
" J. Q,. A. MINER," Stockton, Up. Cal., with
a description of her respective merits, qualifications,
age, place of residence, &e., &c.
I*. S.?If the writer should perchance receive
any communication with the author's name mentioned
therein, they have the pledged honor of a
gentleman, that it shall ho considered and kept
ns an inviolable and precious secret.
J. Q,. A. Miyek.
The Largest Cylinder yet.?On Saturday
a cylinder was east at the West l'oint Foundry,
of rather unusual dimensions. Its diameter out*
side the fianges measured 17 feet; depth 11;
the bore when entirely finished Wing 14 feet.
The cylinder is encased in ribs, both in circumference
and longitudinally, to the depth of nine
inches, and was cast in 2,45 minutes. It is intended
to form part of a low pressure expansive
rotary engine to be used in a new river steamer,
540 feet length of keel. The vessel will make
Iter Jebu( next season.?,V. 1". Ilrprrss.
Tie it enacted btj the Senate and flimv of
liejiresentalties of /In I'nited Slates of America
in Congress assembled, Tliftt each of tlu* surviving,
ur the widow or minor children of deceased
commissioned and non-commissioned
ollicers, musicians, or privates, whether of regulars,
volunteers, rangers, or militia, wiio performed
military service in any regiment, com-1
pany, or detachment in the service of the United !
States, in the war with Great Britain, declared
hy the United States 011 the 18th (lay of June,
1812, or in any of the Indiau^wMs since 1790,
and each of the commissioned otlicers who was :
engaged in the military service of the United :
States in the late war with Mexico, shall be
entitled to lands, as follows: Those who engaged
to serve twelve months, or during the
war, and actually served nine months, shall
receive one hundred and sixty acres; and those
who engaged to serve six months, and actually
served lour mouths, shall receive eighty acres;
and those who engaged to serve for any, or an
indetinite period,and actually served one month,
shall receive forty acres: Pro tided, That wherever
any officer or soldier was honorably discharged
in consequence of disability in the service
before the expiration ot his period ol
service, he shall receive the amount to which he
would have been entitled if he had served the
full period for which he had engaged to serve :
Provided, the person ho having been in service
shall not receive said lands, or any part thereof,
if it shall appear by the muster rolls of his regiment
or corps that lie deserted, or was dishonorably
discharged from service, or if lie lias re/ /'ivo/1
i\V iid mitif 1?>/1 tw n rit' M i f n rir loii/l Kunnfir
upder any act of Congress heretofore passed.
Sec 2. And be it Jur/lier enacted, i}*c. That
the period during which any officer or soldier
niav have remained in captivity with the enemy
shall be estimated and added to llio period of
his actual service, and the person so detained
in captivity shall receive land under the provisions
of this act in tffe s me manner that lie
would he entitled, in case he had entered the
scr\ ice for the whole term made up by the addition
of the time of his captivity, and hud
served during such term.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, tjf < . That
each commissioned and non-eommisaioned officer,
musician and private, for whom provision
is made by the first*section hereof, shall receive
a certificate, or warrant, from the Department of
the Interior for the quantity of land to which
lie may be entitled, and which may be located
bv the warrantee, or bis heirs at law,, at any
land office of the United States, in one body,
and in conformity to the legal subdivisions of
the public lands, upon any of the public lands,
in such district then subject to nrivate entrv:
and upon tlie return of such certificate or warrunt,
with evidence of the location thereof having
been legally made, to the General Land Office,
a patent shall be issued therefor. In the
event of the death of any commissioned or
non-commissioned officer, musician, or private,
prior or .subsequent to the passage of this net,
who shall have served as aforesaid, and who
shall not have received bounty land for said
services, a like certificate or warrant shall be issued
in l'avor and enure to the 1 cr.efit of his
widow, who shall receive one hundred and sixty
acres of land, in ease her husband was killed in
battle, but not to her heirs. Prodded, She is i
unmarried at the date of her application Pro- |
tided further, That no land warrant insist under 1
the provisions of this ret shall be laid Upon any I
land of the United States to which there shall j
be a pre-emption right, or upon which there
shall be an actual settlement and cultivation, ex-1
cept with tiie consent of such settler, to he sat-1
isfacloriiy proven to the proper land otiicer.
Sec. 4. And he it further enacted, <y*c., That 1
all sales, mortgages, ietters of attorney, or other |
instruments of writing going to affect the title or
claim to any warrant oreertiticatoissued, orto be
issued, or any land granted, or to be granted, under
the. provisions of this act, made or executed prior ;
to the issue, shall he null and void, to all intents
and purposes whatsoever; nor shall such certificate
or warrant, or the land obtained thereby, lain
anywise affected by, or charged with, or subject
to, the payment of any debt or claim incurred
by suc!i officer or soldier prior to the issuing J
of the patent: Provided, That the. benefits of!
I this act shall not accrue to any person who is a j
member of the jm sent Congress: Provided j
\ further, That it shall be the duty of the Com- j
missioner of the General Land Office, under
such regulations as may he prescribed by the j
Secretary of the Interior, to cause to be located, I
free of expense, any warrant which the holder)
#iay transmit to the General Land Office for that |
purpose, in such State and land district as the
j said holder <>r warrantee may designate, and
! upon good fanning land, so far as the same can
i c_ <l ..i i /: iii
imj iiocui itUiiiuii iium iim |M(iun, anu ueia i
notes of the surveyor, or from any other information
in the possession of the local office: and
upon the location being made, as aforesaid, the
Sccretafy shall cause a^itent to be transmitted
to such warrantee: And provided further, That
no patent issued under this act, shall be delivered
upon any power of attorney or agreement
| dated before the passage of this act; and that (
all such .powers of attorney or agreements be]
considered and treated as null mid void.
A Series of Disasters.
The following intelligence is from the Paris
correspondent of the Courier des Etuts Unis.
i It shows vividly the extraordinary inventive
I ability which is enlisted in the service of the
| Paris press. Baron Munchausen would have
found it difficult to improve upon this specimen
of his peculiar art:
" A catastrophe recently happened at Ciry,
(Savrie and Loire.) A citizen of that place told
Ids cowherd to carry four beeves to a clovsrfield,
and lot them graze a few minutes, to
watch them carefully, and to bring them back
as soon as they had eaten a little. The cowherd ;
drove them to the clover-field, but being oppres- j
sed with heat, he forgot his charge and went to
j sleep. The beeves gorged themselves with cloi
ver. Very soon they beeaino swoolcn like l>al
1 loons?they fell and burst. Time passed : the
master became uneasy, ami ran to the cloverfield.
A cry of rage escaped him at the sight
of his four dead beeves. Furious, he culled the
cowherd; No response, lie passed rapidly
over the field in search of him, and at length
found him in a corner profoundly asleep. He
was transported with rage. To awaken his ser- i (
j vant he g ive him so violent a kick upon the j |
1 temple that the young man passed instantly .
I from sleep to death. In vain the master shook |
i him to awaken him ; the eowherd gave no sign |
of life. Then, seized with the neutest anguish
and terrified at the idea of the murder he had
committed, he lost his senses, fled overwhelmed
with fear, and returned to his home. His
wife observing Iur wild look, asked him what
was the matter. He understood nothing but
exclaimed, in tones of despair, ' I w ish to die?
I wish to die." And immediately ho rushed
towards the well, to throw himself into it.?
The imminence of the danger gave the wife
extraordinary energy and courage. She ap-j
proarhed her husband, on the. margin of the
well, and struggled with all her force to retain
him ; but she lost her balance?the man fell and
drew his wife with him to the bottom of the
well, where they both perished."
The old Town Hall, at Norfolk, Va., w as sold
last week under the auctioneer's hammer for
# 1 J
The Booth oru Piom, Til weekly
is published <>It Ptiesdaya, Thuiaday* arid Saturdays
ol each wank.
"The Southern Pish,"?Weekly,
Is published every Saturday.
Kor (me square of 10 lines, three insertions, ?1 00
" every sut>?e?jueul insertion, - Literal
deductions made on yearly advertising.
' ,r_
Individuals tuay forward the amount of tiieir
subscriptions at our risk. Address, (post-paid)
W??huifto? Citv.
better from Col. Benton.
Washington Citv, Aug. '25, ISM.
DtAU Sin: Tlie New York Evening Post of the
17th inst., contains t> letter from litis place, which
concerns me,and which it is right that 1 should
notice, to prevent nty friends front being led into
any mistake, or doubt, with respect to my future
course. The letter says that the Democratic party
intend to start a new [taper at this place, in order
to re-organize the party, and to support me for
i lite Presidency. The Post very justly remarks
I upon this communication, that a paper started to support
any particular person for the Presidency,
cannot be the organ of a (tarty, but of an individual,
and could no no good; but agrees that a
new Democratic party ought to be established
here. These are my own opinions?a new paper
for the party, not for un individual.
General Jackson*was never more right than
when lie warned Mr. Polk against bringing Ritchie
here, and foretold the ruin of the [tarty if he did.
Every day's experience since lie was brought has
confirmed the truth of that warning, and if he remains
here, we shall remain ruined, und shall
again lose the Presidential election, and shall deserve
to lose it, because we know it. But my object
in writing this note was to notice whui concerned
trtyself in that letter to the Evening Post,
and to tell ?iy friends what they ought to know,
thut they rimy not he misled by uny erroneous report.
The new paper, it" one'is established here;
is not to support me for the Presidency, or for
anything else. This I have told my friends here,
and those who know me, know there is nothing
more to be said on thut point; so that the letter to
the Evening Post, so ftir as it concerned me, was
dead here before it was known in Missouri.
The election of senator is considered in the
hands of the Whigs and nullifitrs, and the report
we have here is that the latter will join the former,
and elect a Whig. If so, it will still be a victory
in beliulf of the Union, and will show that Missouri
will not "co-operate" with other sluveholding
States in establishing a Southern Confederacy.
It will ulso assort the pnrty, and fix every man in
his right place.
You have done nobly in St. Louis, (city anil
county,) and have deserved success, if you have
not commanded it, mid have insured it for the next
time. You have shown that the unties area HmaU
minority, not one-fifth of the parly; and of these,
1 am told, there are not above one hundred und
fifty real disunion and nullification men among
them, the rest who voted with them being in
reality good hard mon:y and Union men, but led
astray by continual falsehoods. These deceived
citizens will find out the truth of themselves
during the ensuing elections, and will return to
the hard money Union Democracy, to which they
So of other counties. The nullification disunion
Democracy are a minority, a miserable minority in
every county?in some counties none at all?and
of themselves able to do nothing; but by creeping
into our parly, and by caucus frauds, and traue in
votes, have contrived to make themselves prominent,
and often to rule the State, and this year to
give it to the Whigs, after 'taring Jtrtl tried to gire
if to the Southern Confederacy. But this is about the
last harm they will do us. The ensuing elections
will give them their proper places in the ranks of
the Whigs, and will free us from them forever.
and will leave uh stronger than ever.
The appeal is now decided and sustuiiied, and
the object I hud in making it is accomplished.
The nullification resolutions of the lust General
Assembly are condemned: the people waked up to
I he reality of the plot to dissolve the Union, and the
Stale of Missouri redeemed of the pledge to "cooperate"
in it. Yours, truly,
Mr. J ohm Smith, St. Louis, Mo.
The Ambiguous Speaker.
The following excellent story we find in tinNew
York Sunday Despatch :
Who does not recollect Billy Williams, the
Comedian, familiarly known as Billy of the
Wells, which hitter cognomen he derived from
having been connected for several years with the
Sadler's Wells Theatre, London. Billy was one
of the best natured men alive, and without u
very brilliant education, lie was an actor; it is
true that he sometimes gave. Lindly Murray a
wide berth when using his own language instead
of that of an author. We shall never forget,
a conversation which we overheard between
Billy and W. E. Burton at Windust's. Billy
sat in his usual seat, and was endeavoring to
make himself agreeable to those around him.
Burton, who delighted in quizzing-, made some
inquiries of him relative to ahorse belonging to
Mr. Hamlin, which seemed to arouse Billy and
lie thus commenced his reply:
"Now, Burton, I'll tell you all about that
'orse, you see, when 1 lirst arrived 1 said to
Aniblin, Tom I wants an 'orse, and 1 would like
to have one."
" Billy," says he, 'you know Mazzepun; lie
has earned me a great deal of money, and I will
not permit him to be misused, but if you want
to ride him you may, and my stage manager
Tom Flynn, will go with you to the stable."
"So down 1 goes to the stable with Tom
Flynn and told the man to put the saddle on
"On Tom Flynn?" says Burton.
":\o, on mo orse. no ancr mixing wiin 10m
Flynn, 1 mounted him." *
"What, mounted Tom Flynn ?"
"No, the 'orse ; and then 1 shook hands with
him, und rode otf."
"Shook hands with the horse, Hilly?"
"No, dam it, with Torn Flynn ; and then I
rode oil* up the Bowery, and who should I meet
in front of the Bowery Theatre but Tom 'Aml>lin?so
I got oil' and told the boy to hold him
by the head."
"What! hold Ifamblin by the head!"
"No, the 'orse, and then we went in, and 'ad a
drink together."
"What you and the horse?"
"No, me and 'Arnblin, and after that I mounted
him again and went out of town"
"What! mounted Hamblinagain?"
"Nothe'orsc; and when I got out to Burnham's,
who should he there but Tom Flynn?
he'd taken another 'orse and rode out ahead of
me, so I told the ostler to tie him up."
"Tie Tom Fly up ?"
"No damn it, the'orse; and then we had a
drink there."
"What! you and the horse!
"No, me and Tom Flynn. Now look, here
Burton, every time I s.iv 'orse you say 'Arnblin,
and every time I say 'Arnblin you say 'orse.?
Now I'll be 'anged if I tell you any more about
Billy felt his dignity insulted; and no coaxing
on the part of Burton could induce him to
finish the recital.
Tiie Convention.-.?We learn that immense
efforts have been exerted to induce Gov. Towns
!i> furpcrn his dilt.v to rji.ll n. ennvrntion of the
people of Georgia. We need not say that they
have been abortive. Gov. Towns has stated
that if alive and able to sign his name, a proclamation
will be issued the moment he receives
official and authentic information of the passage
of the California bill. He is as certain to do it,
as George M. Troup would, if he w ere now the
Executive of Georgia. In the inidst of the general
and shameless defection of Georgia's official
sentinels, it is ti subject of heartfelt congratulation
to nil true Georgians, that they have a Governor
who knows his duty and will fearlessly
execute it. Let the people stand by their patriotic
Governor, and while rescuing the State from
the perils which environ her, overwhelm with
confusion the abiect suboiissionists who counsel
her to her ow n dishonor.? Columbus Times.
A Democratic State Convenrion, for the nomination
of candidates for Governor, Lient. Governor,
&.C., has been called to assemble at
Frankfort, Kentucky, on the 8th,davof January.

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