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columns will be enriched by original articles
on subjeits calculated to interest, instruct,
and benefit its readers. It is intended so to
blend variety, amusement, and instruction,
as that the various tastes of its patrons may
be (as far as it is practicable) gratified.
Commerce, Literature, and Science, and
every other subject of interest, not inconsis
tent with Temperance and morality, will re
ceive the earnest attention of the publisher.
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The Eastern Mail for Baltimore, Philadel
phia, New York and Boston, closes at 4i and
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The mails from the above cities arrive daily
at 9 A. M. and 8 P. M. except Sunday night.
The Western Mail closes at 9 P. M. and
arrives at 8 P.-M. daily.
The Southern Mail closes at 8 A. M. and
arrives at 5 P. M.,daily.
Office open lrem 7\ A.M.to 6J P.M.daily,
except Sunday, on which day it is open from
7i A. M. tp 10 A. M., and from 12 M. to 1$
P. M., and from 7 to 9 P. M.
? -J i 1 - .... u I..M I! wm I HJl.'W. 1,1 . * ?
ing been appointed agent for the above named in
stitution, I am prepared to receive applications for
insurance on life for on* or more years, or for the
duration of life. The advantages of the mutual
principle above the heretofore more usual joint
?took companies are so great that it is only neces
sary to understand the principles of its operation to
give a decided preference to the mutual plan. A
treatise on the subject and forms of application fbv
insurance can be had at my store on 7th street, im
mediately opposite the National Intelligencer office.
C. 8. FOWLER, Agent.
feb 24-3tawtf
rPHO. PUR8EliL has just imported per ship*,
X Meteor and Georgia, from Liverpool direct,
sixty-four crates and hogsheads of Earthenware
and China and from our own manufactories fifty
packages of cut, pressed, and plain (jUsh, all of the
latest style, which, with his former extensive stock,
embraces almost every article in his line of busi
Cornelius's solar, lard, or oil Lamps, new pat
terns, and at reduced prices
Lamp Glasses and Wicks, of all sizes
Waiters, Ivory-handle and other Knives and
Forks, in sets of 51 pieces m otherwise
Real, silver, and Albetta table, tea, and dessert
Plated German Silver and Britannia Castors
Cut and plain Hall Lamps
Liverpool Stand and Side Lamps
Plated Cake Baskets, Looking Glasses
Shovel and Tongs, Spittoons
Rich cot and plain Decanters, Clarets, Finger
Bowls, Wine-coolers, Champagnes, Hocks.
These goods will be sold, wholesale or retail, at
the very lowest prices.
A good assortment of common goods, new pat
tern and excellent quality, suitable for retail
Pipes, in botes
First quality Stoneware, at factory prices
Also, Britannia Ware, wholesale, at factory
prices, from the best manufactory in this
English Britannia Coffee and Tea Sets, Coffee
Biggins, At. 4cc.
A call from his friends and the ^public generally
is solicited, at his store, opposite Brown's Hotel,
Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington.
july I0-eo2m THO. PURSELL
Fine Watch Repairing.
CCHRONOMETER, Duplex, Lever, Lepine,
Repeating and Music Watches, accurately re
paired, also common Watches, Clocks, and Music
boxes, put in order, at the sign of the Watch, with
the goard, key, and chain, north side of Pennsylvania
Avenue, between second and third streets.
STEVEN'S & EMMONS will introduce the
"Autum" fashions for Gents Hats on Saturday
Sept. H.
In accordance with our ususl custom we shall in
troduce simultaneously, "Levy's'1 and Beebe A
Coetor's Fashien't.
Gentlemen who hsve tiiiir sizes registered with
Us will forward their orders.
Sales Rooms Nos 1- A 1. Browns Hotel.
L. 8. BECK,
Honae-Famishing Store, Pennsylvania ]
Avenue, South tide, between 9th and 10th
streets, Washington.
I have on hand new and second>t?o<) goods:
nuch as Bedsteads, Beda, and Bedding ; Tables,
Chairs, Bureaus and 8ideboarda; China, OlaM,
and Crockery ware, Cutlery, Hollow-ware of every
variety, Shovels and Tonga, Carpets, Brooms, |
Brushes, Willow and Woodenwaie; with a va
riety of articles too nameroas to mention, apr 16
Auctioneer and Commiuion Merchant,
Between 10th and 11<A Streets, fronting Penn?
syhania Avenue.
Sales of Real Estate, Furniture, and Personal
Property, attended to at any place within the city,
march 9?tf
TVENNIS PUMPHREY'S Livery Stable, cor
yj ner of 6th and C. streets. Horses and Car
nages to hire. Horses taken at livery, and kept
in the best manner.
House Carpenter and Joiner.
Shop corner of 9th and M streets, Washington.
Where, at all times, Sash, Blinds, Doors, die., can J
be had. All manner of work in his line will be ex
ecuted at the shortest notice.
HOMOEOPATHY.?Dr. Jonas Green,(late of
Philadelphia,) tenders his professional ser
vices to the citizens of Washington and its vicinity,
as r practitioner of the Homosopathic system of me
dicine. His residence is on C street, near 3d.
dec 33-tf
BRISCOE & CLARKE, Dealers in Cloths, Cas
simeres, Vestings, fiic., Pennsylvania avenue,
a few doors west of Brown's Hotel.
TSAAC STODDARD.?Blacksmithing in gene
I ral, on Four and a half, between F. and F sts.
Work done cheap.
Old Centre Market, opposite J. Walker's.
KEEPS constantly for sale all kinda of fresh
meats; meat well dressed, and at moderate
prices. march lt-tf
PRESLEY SIMPSON, Pennsylvania Avenue, I
North side, 2d door east of 11 th street, keeps
a general assortment of FamUy Groceries.
ANDREW J- JOYCE, Horse Shoeing and I
Smithing Establishment, successor to John '
ey, corner of 14th and E streets, near Fuller's
Hotel. Thankful for the patronage he has receir
ed from a liberal public, he solicits a continuance
of the same.
"IT7 H. GUNN ELL?Dealer in Lumber,
VV ? Lime, Wood, &c. Corned of Canal and i
6th streets, near Pennsylvania Avenue.
DR. HAMILTON p7TlOWARD^t enders liis I
professional services to the citizens of Wash
ington, D. C. He may be found at Dt\ F. How;
ard's, N. E. corner of F and 11th sts. Dec. 2? '
Merchant Tailor and Gentlemens furnishing store,
Pennsylvania avenue, between 14th and 16th
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, fur1-1
nislied to order. Old blinds retrimmed and painted.
penter and joiner on K street, shop corner K
and 8th streets.
Copper, Tin, Sheet-Iron and Stove Manufacturer.
Roofing, Guttering, Spouting, dec. South side
Pennt>ylvania avenue, near Third-street, Wash-1
initton, 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 H*t Store. feb 25-ly
Dealer in Tobacco, Snuff ?$? Cigars, Pennsylvania
Avenue, between Fuller's 4- GaJlabrun's Hotel.
april 22.
IS. BALL also repairs Watches and Jewelry.
, april 22-tf
TPURSELL, Importerand Dealer in E. Ware,
, China and Glass, wholesale and retail, at
his store, opposite Brown's Hotel, Pennsylvania
avenue, Washington city, D. C.
J A large supply of best Sweedish Leeches, j
already on hand, to be applied or for sale, by
SAML. DEVATJGHN, 9th street.
Who also has ICE for sale whenever called for,
as above. april 2-tf
W WHITNEY.?Boot and Shoe Dealer,
, opposito 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.
Corner of 6th st. and Missouri Avenue.
Nov. 4 2?
Corner of 9th street Penn. avenue,
FURNITURE.?New and second hand, daily re
ceived. For sale, on reasonable terms, by
april TS. Between 10th and Uth streets.
F between 13th arid 14th sts.. ";'X
%* Hearsts kipt, mid funerals atti ndld to.
Nov. 4t?y
Dr. Chrtitle*! Galvanic Rings and Mag
netic Fluid.
THI8 remarkable invention, which has received
the almost universal appvobation of the medical
profession of Great Britain. compruea an entirely
new application of Galvaniam, ?? * remedial agent
by means of which the ordinary Galvanic Batteries,
Electric and Magnetic Machiow, &c. are entirely,
dispensed with, and the mysterious power of Galvan
ism applied without any of th< objections which are
inseparable from the general mode now iu use.
The Galvanic Kings have been uesd with entire
success in all cas* ef rheumatism, acute or chronic,
applying to the head, face, or Krabe; gout, tic-dolo
reux, toothache, bronchitis, vertigo, nervous or sick
headache, indigestion, paralysie, palsy, epilepsy, fits,
cramp, palpitation of the heart, apoplexy, stiffness of
the joints, spinal complaints, lumbago, neuralgia,
nervous tremors, dizziness of the head, pains in the
cheat and aide, general debility, deficiency of ner
vous and physical energy, and all nervous disorders.
In cases of confirmed dyspepaia, which is simply a
nervous derangement of the digestive organs, tlaOg,
have been l*en found eoually successful. Their ex
traordinary effects upon the system must be witnesse
to be l>e belived, and as a certain preventive for the
preceding complaints they are equally recommended.
The rings are of different prices, being made of all
sizes, and of various ornamental patterns, and can
be w&rn by the most delicate female without too
slightest inconvenience. In fact, the sensation is ra
her agreeable than otherwise.
* Thk Galtawic Belts, Bracxlxts, Bands, Uar
tf.hs, NecCLaceh, Ac. Ac.?These articles are
adapted to the waist, arms, wrists, limbe, ankles, or
any part of the body with perfect convenience. I he
Gaivanic Necklaces are used with greater benefit in
cases of bronohitis or affections of the throat gener
ally ; also, in cases of nervous deafness; and wit
almost uniform success as a preventive for appoplexy,
epileptic fits, and similar complaints.
Christie's Magnetic Fluid is used in connexion
with the Galvanic Rings, and all their modification*.
This composition has been pronounced by the
French Chemists to be one of the most extTaordi.
nary discoveries of modern science. Full explana
tions and directions accompany it. The combined
inventiens are in every way perfectly harmleea; they
are at prices within reach of all, and the discoverer
only requests a fair trial, as a test of their surprising
efficacy and permanent benefit.
Chhisti x's Gaiva.nic>8tr*noth?Nino Flab
tebs.?These articles form another valuable
tion of the mysterioua influence of Galvanism. They
are an important adjunct to the genuine Galvanic
Rings and their ^odificafons, actio* up<m the aame
prin?tpMr?yrhavTng the advantage of more local ap
plication* They are chnfidently recomended as a
valuable addition in the speedy cure of rheumatism,
acute or chronic; in all nervous complaints, and as a
positive remedy in cases of pain and weakness in the
chest or back, pain in the side, in asthmatic affections,
and in weakness or 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 weakneas at the
breast, and are highly recommended for many of
those complaints t? which females are especially li
able. As an effectual meana for strengthening the
?vstem 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
CAUTION. The celebrity and success of
these articles have caused them to be counterfeited
by unprincipled persona. 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. I he only
agents for Washington ate?
Nos. I and 2 Brown's Hotel, Penn. avenue.
Explanatory pamphlets, &c. may be had gratia,
with the strongest testimonials of success and bene
sept. 22?Cmeod
Farm for Sale.
THE subscriber offers for sale 329 J acres of
land, lying in Montgomery county, 23 miles
from Washington City, on the road leading from
Rockville to the mouth of Monaccocy : one third,
or more, of the land is woods, containing goo.
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.
Fo, Ulnni ,nq?ir. on
july 10-tf [Rockville Journal 3L]
medical, card.
DR. ALFRED H. LEE tenders his professional
services to the citizens of Washington and its
vicinity. Office H street, near 7th.
july 18-6m
Washijioto* Citt,
Pennsylvania Avenue, between 9Ik 4 10/A st eeh
apri'l 2fi-tf. i
Keep Clean.
THE largest assortment of the be* BRUSHES
constantly kept on hand at my Hardware and
Variety Store, Pennsylvania avenue, n?ar 9th street,
wholesale and retail. GEO.fcAVAGE.
ipril 22-tf [Nat. Intelligencer SL]
PINE OIL and Solar Lamp" ofMie most ap
proved patterns, and sold at the lolest price*.?
A constant supply of FRESH Pilte Oil?Pure
Sperm- Solar and Summer Oil?Burling Fluid?
Chun ev's Globes?Wiks. See., for sat by
jy h if C st. Todd'sWuildings.
DR. PHILANDER GOULD ofle* his proles
sional services to the citizens of IVashington.
Office on Pennsylvania avenue, epp^ite Messrs
Brown's Hotel. ?fil ??-?"
in all it? varieties, neatly and e&editiausly
eatcuttii at the office of the Colum
bian yountain.
Gun Lockimith, and Hell-Hanger, D,Between fith
n d 1th Streets.
Are lew, but deep and solemn, and they break
Fimh from life fount oC reeling.? Per rival.
A Sabbath morning! Caliu ami bright
The sun gpes up live eastern sky,
And flings abroad a fairy light
On every thing thpt meets the eye.
The mountains look more gland lo day ;
The valleys have a sweeter green ;
The waters have a wilder play ;
The birds are singing to the scene.
And then the sort of solemn hush
That seems fo lie on every thing,
In which a thousand feelings gush
Anew, as waters from their spring,
ft may be fancy yet we deem
There is a holiness in this;
And we can yield us to the dream,
And think we find a purer bliss.
We go abroad and seem to feel
A sort of wonder in all things .
The bosom has a wilder thrill;
The spirit seems to mount on wings;
Oh J let me, like some eastern bird,
Mount up and soar into the sky,
Where angel hands and hearts are stiri'd,
And angel music wanders by.
And we shall gain some newer power,
To press along the path of life;
More peaceful in the peaceful hour ;
More earnest in the path of strife;
Till the great work of faith is done ;
Life's actions, its endurance too ;
And the clouds melt into the sun,
And Heaven in glory comes to view.
The propensity of many people in the
West and Southwest, to bring into circula
tion words of recent local coinage?most
of them of not the most graceful texture
is on the increase, and ought to be checked.
Words and expressions, unmeaning and
vulgar, that would blush to acknowledge
their origin, are now very common in in
telligent circles in the Southwest?find
their way frequently into the press, under
the favor of popular writers of bear hunt
stories and other such 'stirring' histories;
and are not detained even from the ears of
the most polite female society.
We have heard of one or two instances
where this new manufacture of language
has been visited by a tariff that amounted
almost to 'prohibition;' and we trust that
the manufactory may be abolished altoge
ther, as if there is any conceivable thing of
which we already have an abundance in
this country, it is words, words. Here is
one of those cases:
A lady, who in company with some re
latives, has made ready for a trip West,
j looking out of her carriage, at the Natchez
Landing, the other day, before stepping out
to go on board of a fine steamboat, there at
the time, on its way up, and inquiied of a
male relative if he was sure that that was a
perfectly safe boat.
' That a safe boat, madam ?' answered a
person unknown to the lady, who happen
ed to be the captain of the boat. 'That is
one of the crack boats on the river.'
The lady sunk back into her seat in the
carriage, highly indignant that she should
have been advised to travel on such a boat.
'Shall I see you to the boat?' inquired
! her husband who had concluded a bargain
with the captain for the passage of the par-,
'To that boat, sir ??to a cracked boat?
I'm astonished, Mr. . I am astonished;'
and turning to the driver, 'Robert, drive me
home instantly. A cracked boat, indeed !'
In a twinkling of an eye she was on her
way home.
The husband and the others of the party
were lost in astonishment. But it was of no
use to dwell farther. The leading spirit of
the party was retracing her journey, and
the others had no alternative but to follow
The captain of the boat wished to knowl
whether or not the lady was crazy, but her
husband, who by this time had caught a
glimpse of Ihe cause of his wife's dismay,
turning upon him with iudignation.
'Hark ye, captain, the lady is neither
crazy nor cracked, but 1 advise you, if you
want to get respectable persons to travel on
your boat hereafter, to speak more intelli
gible language to them. Good day sir.'
The captain felt sore in losing a profita
ble parly of passengers. He made for his
boat to prepare forthwith to start. As he put
his fool on the deck he heard one of his
hands telling another to 'crack ahead;' the
captain started at the expression, involunta
rily knocked him down, and before he had
lairly recovered from his reverie, stammer
ed out, as the man stared at him, 'if you J
use that word on my boat again, sir, I'll I
crack?a-a-whack you. King tha-Jjell,
Mr. , we're off.?Concordia Intelli
gencer. ? > ?" ^ **??*
drink of soda water!
After gwine up as far as Youtaw street,
and takiu a look at the Youtaw Hotel,
what's 'bout as big u? Noney*' ark. I cros
sed over and cum down on totfxrc side of
the street, looking along at <>ne thing and
another, till I got most down to Charles
street. By this time I began to fo mon
strous dry, and as I'd heeru tell a good $eal
abont soda water what t'bfey have in big ci
ties, 1 thought IM try a little at the first
place wbur they sold it. Well the first
doctor's shop I cum t? bad a soda water
sign up, and in 1 went to get sum.
Ses I, " I want a drink of soda water,
" What kind of syrup will you have ?"
ses he, putting his hand on a bottle of mo
" I dqnt waut no syrup," sec V I want
sody water."
"Ah ! " ses he, "you want extfa sody."
And with that he took a glass and put
some white stuff in it, and then held it un
der the spont until it was full, and handed
it to me. I pot to my hed and away at it,
but never got Rich a everlasting dose before
in my life. I got three or four fallows
down before I began to taste the dratted
stuff and you may depend it liked to kill me
right ded in my tracks.. It luck thabreeth
clean out of me, and when I cum to mysalf,
my tung felt like it was full of needtlaa,*pd
my stumack like I'd swallowed a, pint of
frpzen soapsuds, and the tears was runnin
out of my eyes in a stream; I dropped the
glass and sperted the rest out of my mouth
quicker^ lightnin', but before 1 could
breathe to speak to the chap what was
standing behind the counter, stann' at rtte
with qll his might, he ax'd me if I wasn't
"Well, ihunder and lightqjn' !"ses I, "do
! you want to pizen me to death, and then ax
me if I'm well ?"
:( "Pizen !" ses'he.
"Yes," ses I, *(pizen, I ax'd you for some
sody Water, and you gin me a dose bad
enough to kill a hoss !"
"I gin you nothing' but plain sody," ses
"Well," ses I, if that's what you call
sody water, I'll dedfetched if I'll try any
more of it. Why, it's worse nor Ingin tur
nip juice, stewed down six gallons into a
pint, cooled off in a snow bank and mixed
with a hurrycane."
Jest then the bilin' hot steam cum up
into my throter that like to hlow'd my nose
out by the roots.
Ses he, "May be you ain't used to drink
in' it without syrup ?"
"No," ses I, "and what's more, I never
will be."
"It's much better with sassyparilla or
gooseberry syrup," ses he. "Will you try
sum with syrup ?"
"No, I thank you," ses I, and I paid him
a thrip for the dose 1 had, and put out.
In form the Italians exceed us. Larger,
fuller, tliey naturally acquire a finer gait
and bearing. It is astonishing that our la
dies should persist in that ridiculous notion
that a small waist is, and par necessite,
must be beautifnl. Why, many an Italian
woman would cry for vexation if she pos
sessed such a waist as some of our ladies
acquire only by the longest and most pain
ful process. 1 have sought the reason of
this difference, and can see no other than
that the Italians have their glorious statuary
continually before them as models, and
hence endeavor to assimilate themselves to
them , whereas our models are those ?of
French stuffed figures in the milliner's
shops. Why, if an artist ahould presume
to make a slaiue with the shape that seems
to be regarded with us as the perfection of
harmonious proportions, he would be
laughed out of the city. It is a standing
objection against the taste of our women, in
the world, that they will practically assert
that a French milliner understands liow
they shall be made better, than nature her
self ?Headley's Travels in Italy.
Declaration of independence
Miniature Sheet?with the Head* of the
President*. For tale at this Office, jtine 30-tf
Third street, north of Vennsylva^ia Jive
nue awl near the Railroad Depot
Price* to ?uit the time*.
book hknbejk
Prnntlyvanin Avenue.
Over the of th* Ontomzafion Society,
INFORM the PuMic that thuy have entered into
co-partnership, ?iul wil\ g*src?le. in ^ neat and
workman-like mauner, every variety of Rinding.
a 37 1 tn IGNATUW M.KNOTT,

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