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Nothing of a sectarian, political, or personal character will be admitted. MAIL ARRAIGNMENTS The Eastern Mail for Baltimore, WM"del: phia, New York and Boston,, closes at 4# a?a 9 P. M. daily, except on Saturday mghlj. No mails sent East of Baltimore on SuBday m Th^mails from the abpve cities arrive daily at 9 A. M. and 8 P. M. except Sunday night. The Western Mail closes at 9 P. M. and The* Southern*Mail closes ? 8 A. M. and '"iffice^ Tr.m rA. M. ,o 9 P. M. doily, except Sunday, on which day it 's ?pen from 7J A. M. to 10 A. M., and from 12 M. to 1$ P. M., and from 7 to 9 P. M. ? riniTAl LIFE INSURANCE C0M" TVT PANY OF THE CITY OF NEW Y(THK-MORRIS ROBINSON, President. Hav ing been appointed agent for the above named in stitution, I am prepared to receive ?PPl,c?l,Jn8 insurance on life for one or more years, or for the duration of life. The advantages of the mutual nrincii le above the heretofore more usual joint E companies are so great that it is only neces sary to understand the principles of its ?Per?l'on l? ?rive a decided preference to the mutual plan. A Ljec. and insurance can be had at my store on 7th street, im feb 24-3tawtf ? _ varTHFJWARE, CHINA ?fc GLASS. ? jwst imported per ships, I Meteor and Georgia, from I.iverpoo direct, aity-four crates and hogsheads of Earthenware and China and from our own '"anufactone. fifYy packages of cut, pressed, and plain Glass, all of the latest stvle which, with his former extensive stock, ? ? h'? "f b0" aolar, lard. or oil new pal terns, and at reduced prices Lamp Glasses and Wicks, of all ??? Waiters, Ivory-handle and other Knives and Forks, in sets of f.l pieces or otherwise Real, silver, and Albetta table, tea, and dessert Plated?German Silver and Britannia Castor. Cut and plain Hall Lamps Liverpool Stand and Side Lamps Plated Cake Baskets, Looking Glasses Shovel and Tonga, Spittoona Rich rut and plain Decanters, Clarets, Finger Bowls, Wine-coolers, Champagnes, Hocks. These goods will be sold, wholesale or retail, at ,h' TjtlCn, of oo.nn.on ,?*, P"; tern and excellent quality, suitable far retail groceries Pines, in boxes First quality Stoneware, at factory price" Also, Britannia Ware, wholesale, at factory prices, from the best manufactory in t is country ? ? , a _ English Britannia Coffee and Tea Sets, Co ee Biggins, Arc. &c. A call from his frier.da and the public generally is solicited, at his store, opposite Brown's Hotel, Pennsvl??"? Avenue, Washington. july I0--eo2m TH0- PUR?ELL Fine Watch Repairing. ("^CHRONOMETER, Duplex, Lever, Lepine, J Repeating and Music Watches, accurately re paired, also common Watches, Clocks, and Music boxes, putin order, at the sign of the Watch, with the guard, key, and chain, north side of Pennsylvania Avenue, between second and third streets. By CHATJNCE Y WARRINER. HATTERS. STEVEN'S !i EMMONS will introduce the "Autum" fashions for Oents Hats on Saturday Sept. 5. In accordance with our ususl custom we shall in troduce simultaneously, "Lf ?ry V and "Beebe & Coator's Fa?hi?nV / Gentlemen wh ? have 191 lr sites regiatered with ?s will|forward their orders. Sales Rooms Noa I. & 2. Browns Hotel. BUBINS8I CARDS. CHEAP FOR CASH!! L S. BECK, R?ni|.furnlihhiK Store, Pennsylvania A vrnut, Sbvth tide, between 9th and 1 Oth streets, Washington. I have fcaad new and second-hand goods : such ?? Bedsteads, Bads, and Bedding; Tables, Chairs, Bureau a and Sideboards; ('hint, Msw, and Crockery ware, Cutlery, Holtow-ware of every variety. Shovels and Tonga, Carpet% Brooms, Bruahis*, Willow and Wooden ware; with a va riety of articles too numeroua to mention, apr 16 BENJAMIN HOMANS, Auctioneer and Commtuion Merchant, Between 10<A and 1Ith Streets, fronting Penn sylvania Avenue. Sales of Real Estate, Furniture, and Personal Property, attended to at any place within the city, inarch 9-tf T\ENNIS PUMPHREY'S Livary Stable, cor I) ner of 6th and C. streets. Horses end Car nages to hire. HorseB taken at livery, and kept in the best manner. , A. GLtADMOJf, Hnuse Carpenter awl Joiner. Shop corner of 9th and M streets, Washington. Where, at all times, Sashf Blinds, Doors, Ac., can be had. All manner of work iff his fine will be ex> ecuted at the shortest notice. H' OMCEOEATHY.?Dr. Jonas Green,(late of Philadelphia,) laodert his professional ser vices to the citizens of Washington and its vicinity, as r practitioner of the Homoeopathic system of me dicine. H14 rasideoce is on C street, near 3d. dec 83-tf _ T)RI?KX>E & CLARKE, Dealers in Cloths, Cas JJ simeres, Vestings,-Ac., Pennsylvania avenife, a few doors west of Bnayn's Hotel. TSAAC STODDARlJ.?Blacksmithing in gene I ral, on Four and a hah", between E and F sts. Work done cheap. William p. shedd, Old Chart Market, opposite J. Walker's. SCBP8 constantly tor sale all kinds of freah meats; meat well dressed, and at moderate m. ' march ll-tf PRESLEY SIMPSON, Pennsylvania Avenue, North, side, U4 da?r east nf 11 th strttt, keepa a general assortment of Family Groceries. ANDREW X. JOYCE, Horse Shoeing and Smithing Establishment, successor to John 6v, corner of 14th and E streets, near Fuller's HoteL . Thankful for the patrpuage he has rcceiv ed from a liberal public, he solicits a continuance of the same. TTT H. GUNNELL? Dealer in Lumber, W , Lime, Wood, &c. Comer of Canal and 6th streets, near Pennsylvania Avenue. DR. HAMTETON P. HOWARD, tenders his professional services to the citizens of Wash ingfon, D. C. He may bo found at Dr. F. How^ ard's, N. E. corner of F and 11th sts. Dec. 2? RICHARD VANSANT., Merchant Tailor and Gentlemens furnishing store, Pennsylvania avenue, between 14th and Iftth streets, and adjoining Fuller's Hotel. march 12-tf WM. NOELL, Venitian Blind maker, south side Pennsylvania avenue, between 9th and 10th streets. Blinds of all sizes and colors, fur nished to order. Old blinds retrimmed and painted. JONATHAN T. WALKER?House car penter and joiner on K street, shop comer K and 8th streets. FRANCIS Y. NAYLOR, Copper, Tin, Sheet-Iron and Stove Manufacturer. Roofing, Guttering, Spouting, Ac. South side Pennsylvania avenue, near Third-street, Well ington, City, D. C. C. H. VAN PATTEN, M. D., Dentist, PERFORMS all operations upon the Teeth, Gums and Mouth, with the greatest care and skill. Office near Brown's Hotel, and next door to Todd's Hat Store. feb 25-1 y I. S. BALL, Dealer in Tobacco, Snuff <Sr Cigars, Pennsylvania Avenue, between Fuller's <$- Gajlabrtin's Hotel. april 22. IS. BALL also repairs Watches and Jewelry. , april 22-tf EARTHENWARE, CHINA AND GLASS, rn PURSELL, Importer and Dealer in E. Ware, , China and Glass, wholesale and retail, at his store, opposite Brown's Hotel, Pennsylvania avenue, Washington city, D. C. ("iUPPING, LEECHING AND BLEEDING J A large supply of best Sweedish Leeches, already on hand, to be applied or for sale, by ' SAML DEVAIJGHN, 9th street. Who also has 1(3E for sale whenever called for, as above. april 2-tf W WHITNEY.?Boot and Shoe Dealer, , opposite Brown's Hotel, Pennsylvania Avenue, has received his fall stock of Boots and Shoes suitable for plantation use, he invites the at tention of those who wish such articles, and prom ises them good bargains. GEORGK COLLARL), DEALER IN LUMBER, WOOD, COAL, I.IME SAND, AND CEMENT, Corner of 6th st. and Missouri Avenue. Nov. 4 , 8? D. CLAGJ3TT & CO., DEALERS IN FANCY AND STAPLU DRY GOODS, CARPETINGS, OIL CLOTHS, CURTAIN STUFF*, &c. Corner of 9th street <$? Penti. avenue, WASHINGTON, D. C. FURNITURE.?New and second hand, daily re ceived. For tale, on reasonable terms, by B. HOMANS, april 1.1. Between 10th and 11th streets. TlTw. THOMPSON, CABINET MAKER UNDERTAKER, F between 13ih and 14th sts.. , *?* Hear*** kept, and funerals atltndid to."* Nov. 4?y ?? Dr. Chriftie'a Galvanic Rings and" Mag uetlc Pl^ld. THIS remarkable ii?*ptWT, which ha? received the aim out uM ?lf>b"tion of lhe medlc1al, profession of Or*t BlttM*. comprises an entirely new apulicirtkQ 6f Oalvani^n, aa a remedial agent by meat* bf which the ordinary Galvanic Batteries, Electric and Magnetic Machines, Ac. are entirely, diauMaed with, and the rovajarious Power of Galvan ism ant>lied without any of the objections which are ln*JaffiSft?**?a general mode now in use. The Galvanic Rings hate been uesd with entire success in ail eases ef rheumatism, acute or chronic, applying to the head, face, Of limbs ; gout, tic-dolo reux, toothache, bronchitis, vartigo, nervous or sick headache, indigestion, paralysis, palsy, epilepsy, fits, cramp, palpitation of the heart, apoplexy, stiffness of the joints, spinal complaints, lumbago, neuralgia, nervous tremors, dizainess of the head, pains in the chest and side, general debility, deficiency of ner voiie and physical energy, and ill nervous disorders. In cases of confirmed dyspepsia, which is simply a nervous derangement of the digestive organs, tl.ey have been been foi^iul equally successful. Their ex traordinary effects upon the syM?m must be witnessed to be be belived, and a* a e^ain preventive for the preceding complaints uleVtfra equally recommended. The rings are of differs^ pries, being made of all sizep, and of various ornamfatal patterns, and can ba Worn by the most delicate female without the . inconvenience. In fact, the sensation is ra WeT agreeable. thiB otherwise. ? T?t OitfvJwSttTa, Bbaxflets, Bands, Gar tehs, N?c*taAa, m &c.~-These articles are adapted to the wiiM, irrns, prists, limbe, ankles.or any part Of the body with petfcct convenience. 1 he Girivante Necklaces are use# with greater benefit in cases of'bronchitis or affections of the throat gener ally ; alio, in caaea of nervous deafness ; and wiin alraont yratifm niccw as a preventive for appoplexy, epileptic nts, anu similar complaints. Christie's Magnetic Fluid is used in connexion with the Galvanic Rings, and all their modifications. This composition has been pronounced by the French Chemists to be one of the most extraordi nary discoveries of modem science. Full explana tions and directions accompany it. The combined inventions are in trVery way perfectly harmless; they are at pricea Within reach of ail, and the discoverer only requests a fair trial, aa a fast of their surprising efficacy aid permanent benefit. _ CnHitrrn's GaiVATiiO Stbbnothbninb Plah tk us.--These articles form an at her valuable applica tion of thornysteriou# influence of Galvanism. They are an important adjunct to the genuine Galvanic Rings and their modifications, wring upon the same I principle, but having the advantage 0f more local ap plication* They are confidently racomended as a vaiuable addition in"tfifi speedy cure of rheumatism, acute or chronic ; ih all nervoua complaints, and as a poe&ve remedy in cese* of pain and maaknmm in lhe chest or back, pain in the side, in asthmatic anections, and in weakness of oppression of the pulmonary or gans. In spinal complaints their effects are of the most decided character, and they have often been used with complete success. They are also of the greatest advantage in pains and weakness ef the breast, and are highly recommended for many of those complaints to which females are especially li able. As. an effectual means for strengthening the system when debilitated with disease and other cau ses, as a certain aid in constitutional weakness, as a preventive for colds, and in all affections of the chest generally, the Galvanic Strengthening Plas ters will be found of great and permanent advan ce- . , t (C;J CAUTION. The celebrity and success ot | these articles have caused them to be counterfeited by unprincipled persons. Dr. Christie cautions the public against spurious imitations. He has but one authorized agency in each city of the Union, where the genuine articles can be procured. The only agents for Washington are? M. H. STEVENS & EMMONS, Nos. 1 and 2 Brown's Hotel, Penn. avenue. Explanatory pamphlets, <fec. may be had gratis, with the strongest testimonials of success and bene fit. sept. 22?6meod j Farm for Sale. THE subscriber offers for sale 329$ acres of, land, lying in Montgomery county, 23 miles j from Washington City, on the road leading from Rockville to the mouth of Monaccocy one third, or more, of the land is woods, containing good timber. The cleared land is of good quality, and easy to be improved. The buildings are a large two-story brick dwelling 'house, with a basement and garret, barn, tobacco house, stable, &c. For terms enquire on the premises, of JAMES TRUMAN, i july lfi-tf [Rockville Journal 3t.] MEDICAL CARD. 1 T \R ALFRED H. LRE tenders his professional I I / services to the citizens of Washington and its vicinity. Office corner Pa. avenue and 7th street, I formerly the dagureotype rooms. july l8-3m* R. FIN LEV HUNT, RESIDENT DENTIST. Washington Citt, Pennsylvania Avenue, between 9/A + 10/A si efts aprii 26-tf. Keep Clean. THE largest assortment of the best BRUSHES constantly kept on hand at my Hardware and Variety Store, Pennsylvania avenue, near 9th street, wholesale and retail. GEO. SAVAGE, aprii 22-tf [Nat. Intelligencer 3t.] LAMPS! LAM I'N !! PINR OIL and Solar Lamps of the most ap proved patterns, and sold at the lowest prires.? A constant supply of FRESH Pine Oil?Pure ! Sperm Solar and Summer Oil?Burning Fluid? Chim ey'o Globes?Wiks, Ac., for sale by O. WHITTLESEV. jy h if C st. Todd'a Buildings. MEDICAL NOTICE. DR. PHILANDER GOULD offers his profes sional services to the citizens of Washington. Office on Pennsylvania avenue, apposite Messrs. Brown'a Hotel. _ april II-6m JOB PRINTING, in all ilt varieties, neatly and expeditiously executed at the office of the Colum I bitin Fountain. C. V MUNOK, Cun, Lorlr* mith, and Rfll-Hanger, P, Between Cth nd Itk Streets. POETRY. Its words Are lew, but deep and solemn, and they break Kiesh from th<- fount of feeling.?J'ercivat I From the Boston Sun. J LINES, SUGGESTED BY THE MOTTO, " I.OVE OH?AND BE A FOOL ! " Dost thou od worldly honors. Thy strong affections place, j Panl'sl thou for vain distinction Above a pigmy race ? Lov'st thou o'er men around thee, With despot sway to rule ? Still hug the fond delusion? "Love on?and be a fool!" Has wealth with glittering splendor Dazfcled thy youthful eye? Touch'J by his sordid finger Do gentler passions fly And leave to grasping avarice Possession of thy soul ? Hoard still the sparkling treasure? " Love on?and be a fool!" Has Pleasure's Circean cup Been quaffed ; and dost thou feel The poison of her sweets Fnter thy soul like steel? Yet blinded by her arts Does reason yield her rule, Till thou dost lave the deadly draught? " Love on?and be a fo6l!" Hast thou in wand'ring over This earth's dreary, icy waste. Found one congenial spirit On whom thy heart thou'st placed ; One sweet as openigg Spring buds, One as kind as Summer showers, One gentle as the dew drops Hanging on Eden's bowers ? ? ? Hast thou to this! dear treasure Love, hope and life too given, U Till in thy present bliasl'ulness Are lost the thoughts of Heaven'? As sweet spring buds will wither, Nor kindest showers can save. As dew exhales to heaven, So beauty finds a grave. Weep for the spring buds perished, Weep for the vanished soul! Turn thy affections then from eartk? Nor love?and be a fool! Vain are our fondest hopes That cling to the dark sod ; Firm and unmoved alone his trust Who stays his soul on God. In heaven to place our treasure And there fix heart and soul, This is to taste true pleasure, To love?nor be a lool! Detroit. P. F. C HOICE REAPING. " tf you enlighten tne people, do not lprget that this is hut half the work. Let them be made virtiious and religious, or you leave them more exposed to danger than they were before." THEPICKPGCKETS. A CASE IN REAL LIFE. ?None are all evil?quickening round his heart, One manly feeling would not yet depart.' (Concluded.) Edwards.? I am wholly innocent of the charge of which I have been convicted.? I will endure the imprisonmeut to which i am about to be doomed, with all its shame and degradation, if escape only can be pur ! chased by a violation of my honor. Counsel.-'-Have you any objection to my seeing the friend who ha9 offered to provide you with money and conferring , with him confidentially, as to the facts of , the case ? Edwards.?I have none, provided you regard the matter as strictly confidential, and also that lie is safe, perfectly safe; and that under no circumstances, without his sanction, will his name be divulged. Accordingly, Mr. Williamson, one of the most distiuguished citizens of the city in which the robbery occurred, was waited upon by the counsel of Edwards. He was surprised and somewhat agitated at first, and remained a few minntes lost in thought. He then caught up his hat and exclaim ed? "Sir, I will accompany you to the office of the prosecuting attorney." On arriving there he was introduced, and the following conversation occurred: Prosecuting Attorney.?Mr. Williamson, will you be kind enough to state, if within your knowledge, where Edwards bbtained the money with which he proposes to se cure the release of Lawson r Williamson.?From me, sir ? Attorney?From you, Mr. Williamson? Williamson.?Yes, sir. Attorney.?Will you be good enough to I a ccount for the interest which you evident ly feel for parties such as these i It is not tisutl for gentlemen of your standing and chara'Cter to manifest such sympathy for convicted pick-pockets. The language is plain, sir, but it is my duty to use it un der the circumstances. Mr. W illiamson was silent for several minutes, a nd much agitated. "Sir," he said at length, toars falling fast from his eyes, "Lawson is mt&broths*?a brother 1 have not seen for luore tlnn a quartet of a cen tury. But with all his errors and miscon duct, I cannot forget the years of our early boyhood ; when our hearts were bound to gether with the strongest cords of affection, when we vied with each other in good deeds to win a mother's approving smile? when we both were young, innocent and happy. He may have had many and stronger temptations than others. His early nature was gentle and yielding, and although his course had caused me many bitter pangs, and our paths had been widely apart?when I was informed of his situation, and was J' told that a few hundred dollars might avert g severe and ignominious sentence, and give , ihioi another chance to retrace his steps and restore his character, I did not hesitate lor a.n instant. I of course would greatly pre fer' that my name should not be connected wit h his transaction ; although I feel satis fied, that no one who has a heart, or who has e'ver felt and responded to fraternal feelin, would condemn my conduct. Ed wards a.nd, Lawrton h*ve, I believe, been long atisnc>ted. But I scarely any knowledge the fonsar, ;&nd, &s I have already stated, 1 ,iave *ucve ?.Sor ter of a ceuiurs1 no with my still U>vcd but' efring brother. Bui tht efforts of Edwards *? avert hi* fat?? mus< not through the mean .< a?v concealmen on my part, be the mea os of vising" hm with punishment, for an offeree, which I now believe that he was en'tirely innocent. I hav? the best reason to believe that he was not the companion of brother on the occasion of the robbery. Th.nt in charg ing him as such, .Mr. Henderson made ? frightful mistake ; and that the real accom plice and companion on that occasion, was a T*r *novvn offender named Fitzgibbon." VV e need scarcely add that the Prosecut ing Attorney, after a careful investigation of all the circumstanccs, being satisfied that towards merely actuated by friendship for Lawson, and thatjhe had been wrongfully accused, acceded to a new trial, which was granted, and Edwards was promptly ac quitted. The escape of Lawson however was not effected. The generosity of Ms kind hearted brother was no avail. Mr. Hender son determined to let the law have its course and the erring, misguided, and convicted' j Lawson, now languishes in one of our I fenitentiaries. The facts of this case are strictly true.? We have cited them in' this fconnexion with two objects In the first place, to show that, as in the case of Edwards, who was a known and noted pickpocket,?"none are all evil"?that he still cherished a sense of honor, and refused, even at the risk of the Penitentiary, to violate a trust confined to him ; and in the second, to show how easily a person may be mistaken as to the indentity of an individual, and how small is the chance of escape when a poor wretch with a had character establish ed against him, and the bitter and uncom promising suspicions engendered by that character, is subjected to the fiery ordeal of our courts of justice. In this case an innol jCent man was convicted, because he was an old offender ; and yet, offender as he was, his generous efforts in behalf of Lawson, and his determination, be the risk how ever dreadful, not to avow the kind agency of the benevolent brother, may be referred to as redeeming traits, and as proving that the glorious light of virtue and of princi ple, was not wholly extinguished within him. FOR 8AI,E. T OT 5 in square 29. Lots 20, 21, in square 70 Lot C io .quire 170, this lot i. near Genera Towmoo . About 10,000 square feet of ground in square 231, this is at the southwest corner of the square corner of C and 15. I(0t 2, in square 267. with 5 frame houses. Lot 1, 2, 3, and 4, in square 294, with 4 frame houses. Lota I, 2, 3, 4, <4, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10, being the whole of square 399. Part' of lot with a neat frame house ir? square 346, this lot fronts 33 feet on 11 ih street. Lots 1 and 2, in square B, with 7 brick houses. Parts of lots 9 and 10, in square B. Blacksmith, wheelright, and car penter shop*. Part of lot Ifi in 4/V3, with two brick houses; Lot 5 in reservation D, fronting 43 feet on Maryland avenue. Lot 6, 6, and 7, in reservation C, fronting 129 feet on Maryland avenue. l*ots 28 and 29 in square C, with frame houses. Lot 24 in squire B34. Lots 2, 3, and I ft, in square 636, with 8 frame houses. Frame house and lot in square sonth of square ft 16. Lot 15 in squire 662. Lot S5, 26, 27, 28, 29, 46 and 47, in square 513, with 2 frame buildings. Lot 2, in square 613. Also for sale >625 ol stock in the Bank of Metro polis; f2,360 stock in the Bank of of Washington; ?1,750 stock in the Potomac Fire Insurance Com pany of Georgetown; $1,400 stock in the Odd Fel ow's Hall. Enquire at this office. aug 5 Declaration of independence Miniature Sheet?with the Heads of the Presidents. For sale it this Office. june 30-lf