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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. Nothing of a sectarian, political, or personal character will be admitted. II ?' ?Ul ARIlANGEME^fpr The Eastern Mail for Baltimore, Ph?lade* phia, New York and Boston, closes at 4i and 9 P. M. daily, except on Saturday nights. No mails sent East of Baltimore on Sunday "-ThiMiiails from the above cities arrive daily ?t 9 A. M. and 8 P. M. except Sunday ilight. The Western Mail closes at 9 P. M- and /#? ?&?'Mail clo.es ? 8 A. M. 'tfeeop? ? 9 P.M.d.Uy P. M., and from 7 to 9 P. tTrtTTTTAL IilTE INSURANCE ?OM 1VT pany of the city of NEW TORK-MORRIB ROBINSON, President. Hav ?2 been appointed agent for the abote named in OJSZt'B P,Tn' to & insurance on life for one or more yea*, or for th duration of life. The advantages of the mutual principle above the heretofore more usual joint stock companies are so great that it is only neces wrmfo understand the principles of its operation to givTa decided preference to the mutual plan. A treatise on the street, im SK* opposite AeNaUonan^genc^officeJ feb 24-3tawtf _ " ' earthenware, china & GLA?f; rTHO. PIJRSELL has jast imported per sfiip , I Meteor and Georgia, from Liverpool direct, sixty-four crates and hogsheads of Earthenware ?rid China and from our own manufactories tifty 7"u., p-~?d. .od pbi. <"-? ?" ? Utest style, which, with his former extensive stock, embraced almost every article in his line of bu i D""'Cornelius's solar, lard, or oil Lamps, new pat terns, and at reduced prices Lamp Glasses and Wicks, of all sixes Waiters, Ivory-handle and other Knives Forks, in sets of 51 pieces or 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 Baikets, Looking Glasses Shovel and Tongs, Spittoons Rich cut and plain Decanters, Clarets, Finger f Bowls Wine-coolers, Champagnes, Hocks. Tjfrese goods will be sold, wholesale or retail, at "" ?f <????? ?m and excellent quality, suitable lar retail groceries Pipes, in boxes First quality Stoneware, at factory prices Aiso Britannia Ware, wholesale, at tactory ^ from the IM manufactory In this EnglUhBriUania Coffee and Tea Sets, Coffee A cauSJmhi^frietd. and th- public ge.er?lly M Bohcited, at his store, opposite Brown ? Hot , Pennsylvan,a Avenue, july I0-eo2m 1 Ht>. 1 t1"81'1'" Fine Watch Hepalring. CCHRONOMETER, Duplex, Lever, Lepine, Repeating and Music Watches, accurately re paired, also common Walcbee, Clock#, and Music boxes 'put in order, at the sign of the W|toh, with the guard, key, anil chain, north side of Pennsylvania \v?nne" between second and third streets. Avenue, uei By CHAL'NOEY WARRINER. hatters. nTFVEN'S & EMMONS will introduce the b - Aulum" fashions for Gents Hats on Saturday accordance with our usual custom we .hall in troduce simultaneously, -Uiry . and Beeoe A llu.r ? ??TSLX ?t"i- ?? 2- Dr.iwn. HoWK BUSINESS CARDS. CHEAP FOR CASH!! L. S BUCK, House-Furnishing Store, Pennsylvania Avenue, South tide, between 9/A and I Of A streets, Washington. I have on hand new and second-hand goods: such as Bedsteads, Beds, *nd Bedding ; Tables, Chairs, Bureaus and Sideboards; China, Glaus, and Crockery ware, Cutlery, Hollow-ware of every variety. Shovels and Tongs, Carpets, Brooms, Brushes, Willow and Woodenware; wilh a va riety of articles top numerous to mention, apr 16 BEN J AM IN" HOM ANS, Auctioneer and Commission Merchant, Bttween 10th and 11 tk Streets, fronting Penn? sylvania Avenue. Sales of Real Estate, Furniture, and Personal Property, attended to at any place within the city, march 9-tf '' ' 0ENN1S P U mFhREY'S Livery Stable^"cor ner of 6th and C. streets. Horses and Car triages to hire, Homes taken at livery, and kept in the best manner. A. GLADMON, House Carpenter and Joiner. Shop corner of 9th an# M streets, Washington. Where, at all times, Sush, Blinds, Doors,(<Scc., csn be had. All manner of woik in his line will be ex ecuted at the shortest notice. rTOMCfcOPATHY.?Dr. Jonas Green,(late of Xl Philadelphia,) tenders his professional ser vices tb the citizens of Washington and its vicinity, as r practitioner of the Homosopathic system of me dicine. His residence is on G street, near 3d. dec 23-tf BRISCOE & CLARKE, Dealers in Cloths, Cas simeres, Vesting*, &.C., Pennsylvania avenue, a few doors west of Brown's Hotel. TSAAC STODDARD.?Blacksmithing ingene I ral, on Four and a half, between E and F sts. Work done cheap. WILLIAM P. SHEDD, Old Centre Market, opposite J. Walker's. EE BPS constantly for sale all kinds of fresh meats; meat well dressed, and at moderate prices. march 11 -tf PRESLEY SIMPSON, Pennsylvania Avenue, North side, 2d door east of Wth street, keeps a general assortment of Family Groceries. A NDREW J. JOYCE, Horse Shoeing and /\ Smithing Establishment, successor to John Dafey, corner of 14th and E streets, near Fuller's Hotel. Thankful for the patronage he has receiv ed from a liberal public, he solicits a continuance of the same. ' ? TJT7" H. GUNNBLL?Dealer in Lumber, \\ , Lime, Wood, &.?. Corner of Canal and 6th streets, near Pennsylvania Avenue. "PvR. HAMILTON P. HOWARD, tenderThTs professional services to the citizens of Wash irtgtoh, D. C. He may be found at Dr. F. How ard's, N. E. corner of F and 11th sts. Dec. 2? RICHARD VANSAN r, Merchant Tailor and Gentlemens furnishing store, Pennsylvania avenue, between 14th and 15th streets, and adjoining Fuller's Hotel. march 12-tf WJVI. NOELL, Venitlan Blind maker, south aide Pennsylvania avenue, between 9th and 10th streets. Bfinds of all sizes and colors, fur nished to order. Old blinds retrimmed and painted. JONATHAN T. WALKER House car J penter and joiner on K street, shop corner K and 8th streets. FRANCIS Y. NAYLOR, Copper, Tin, Sheet-Iron and Stove Manufacturer. Roofing, Guttering, Spouting, &c. South side Pennsylvania avenue, near Third-street, Wash ington, City, D. C.' C. H. VAN PATTEN, M. D., Dentist, PERFORMS all operations upon the Teeth, Gums and Mouth, with the greatest K-are and skill. Office near Brown's Hotel, and next door to Todd's Hat Store. feb 26-ly I. S. BALL, Dealer in Tobacco, Snuff 4 Cigars, Pmnsi/lvama Avenne, between Fuller's 4 (udlubrun's Hotel. april 22. IS. BALL also repairs Watches and Jewelry. , april 22-tf EARTHENWARE, CHINA AND GLASS, m 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. (CUPPING, LEECHING AND BLEEDING J A large supply of best Sweedish Leeches, already on hand, to be applied or for sale, by SAML. DEVAUGHN, 9th street. Who also has ICE for sale whenever called for, as above. april 2? tf W WHITNEY.?Boot an.l 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. GKORGK 1x>LlaRI), DEALER /JV LUMBER, WOOD, CO.1L, LIMF. SAW), ANT) CEMENT, Corner of 6 th st.atid Missouri Avenue. Nov. 4 ' 2? l>. ('LAGKTT & CO., DEALERS IN FANCY ANl) STAPLK DRY GOODS, CARPKT1NGS, OIL ( LOTUS, CURTAIN HTUFKS, Ac. Comer of 9th street if* Penn. avenue, WASHINGTON, D. C. I FURNITURE.?New and second hand, daily re ' ceived. For sale, on reasonable terras, by B. HOMANS, april 13. Between 10th and 11 th streets. ^ J. B. W. THOMPSON, CABINET MAKER UNDERTAKER F between 13th and 14th sts.. fltaru? kept, and funerals uiUndtd to. Nov. 4?y POETRY. Its words Are tew, but deep and solemn, and they break ? imIi from the loimt of fwelinrJ? I'ei rtvul. blindness not loneliness. Oh she looketh lonely there Iu her high back-rocking chair, With l)er knitting in her hands; Swift as light her finger* go? And her hair like driven snow Lieth smooth in silver bands. But no light is in her eye, Though 'tis blue as summer sky: Well it is she cannot see Narrow room and smoky wall, Now her mind can picture ail Round her fair as fair can be! Is she lonely? no, for she Hath a guest there constantly; Who is there? the King of Kinps! Breathing comfort all around. Talking to her without sound? Of the spirits' better things. None so poor He will not cone Bringing peac# unto their home! None so low He will not hear None so high they may not bow On his presence humbly low; None so vile they are not dear! Though without as darkest night. God hath said, " Let ther? be light"' In the Blind one's world within! And its flowers are brought to view, Bright as heart flowers ever grew Whenunchoked by weeds of sin! Better is it to be blind To the outward though 'tis lined With a beautiful array, Than having eves, to see not The soul's world with beauties fraught, Which shall never pass away CHOICE READING " If you enlighten the people, do not forget that this is but halt ( ie work. Let them be made virtuous and religious, i / you leave them mare exposed to danger than they were before." From the Maryland Reformer. THE WIDOWED ONE. BY REV. S. NORMENT. 'Will she be present in affliction's hour? Is it not then the lenient hand of love Proves its best office 7 then the virtuous wife Shines in the full meridian of her truth,, And claims her part of sorrow." Many years ago, on a bright and laugh ing morn in April, I leftmy paternal roof with all the buoyant feeling? of one just emerging from childhood, and entering up on the duties of more mature age, intending to spend ? few ponths in Western Virginia, with one whom', in my hbarL I longed to see once more; hoping, thlit even that might tend to alleviate some pjng in an aiflicted boHom. To this day, eveiy thing of which I took any notice, is stoled away and hal lowed in my recollection. The season of the year referred to, is one, which is variable, perhajs more so in Vir ginia, than in any other ^ate; and yet there is a pleasing loveliness e|en in the changes of the climate. Sudder^ and unexpected, they, like the smiles of one from whom I you expect a frown, carrj with them all the excitements of a pleasinj variety, and we forget the disagreeable fcwns of Winter in the opening smiles of Ipring, and in the glowing brightness of summer. Spring scatters, with apundant profusion, much of its freshness among the hills, dales, and forests of Virginia. At that sea son of the year, the ioudless sky?the dark, yet cheerful greenof the woods and meadows?the busy hqn of animated na ture?all tend to excitethe deepest emo-1 tions, and to awaken tin most impassioned feelings. Enough, it *>uld seem, to enli ven the bosom lacwatedhy misfortune, and to warm the hearts, chiled by indifference, loneliness, and neglect. Even habit, Old H^rr, so powerful in I its influence, so hard f shake off, and so subversive of the best iterests of society,] cannot steal away all f that delight and admiration with whic we revel in the! softness and sweetnesstf such a season. | But, alas! How momntary the charm to! that individual, the avdues of whose heart are closed to every teiiili emotion; the sen- ' sibilities of whose natip are blended; and | whose conscience, ondtender, has become obdurate and inflexibly But as when standi*; amid the ruins of some noble edifice, yo may look upon its tottering walls?its filing columns, and imagine what was oik the beauty and grandeur of that buildiJ?so may you look ? upon that man who^L'stem has bem pa ralysed by inebriatioiand, as you look,1 imagine w hat was ot the glory of his1 moral and intellectual onstitution A lit-1 | tie while ago, the prciise of greatness to I every friend, and of ufulness to society ! now blasted suddenlj like the unfruitful I fig-tree under the cuf of God, and there he stands withered?r on ward hends to Ins grave, " the lioinfrputchre of a thou sand hope j." I know no plare, lere the dangerous effects of custom andf habit are so fully exhibited, as in my ofi native state. But,! there is a contest?Mghly tirvggle be tween habit and tej)t; and I am. happy to know that time, with its swift rolling current, is fast sweeping away from her beautiful escutcheon this awful "stain of deepest dye." The Ebenezer of Tempar anee is sung long and loud ; and may it continue until every cheerless hearthstone shall echo fiack the pleasing rhapsody with which it has been ushered into exist ence. , After my departure from home, a few days travel brought me in sight of that re sidence, upon which my young and rest less spirit had been anxious to gaze, and where I could soon find test for my wea ried limbs and faculties. Need I say that my eye fell upon that hou& just after sun set. Yes, it was the hour of twilight Of all others, most lovely to me, is that houn| So sweet! so serene! How closely did I watrh the sun, as be lengthened his sha dows o'er the meads, and gilded with bis depaiting raya tlise tops of the forest trees behind me. A moment or two, and I was in the pre sence of one, whom I well knew.? And notwithstanding the haggard look of Eliza Snead, the hearty welcome which she gave me, cheered my heart. Behind that forced smile, there was a deep-seated melancholy, as lasting as life itself. My heart was touched?Eliza was a widow. Who, upon the eve of the marriage of Henry Soead and Elizft , could have thought of aught but happiness? Who, as they gazed upon the promising pair standing at the altar of Hymen, sealing their oft repeated vows with the too oft forgotten " I will," could have dreamed . of domestic affliction ? There he stood erect, with all the manliness of youthful virility. There stood Eliza, too, the young the admired, the lovely bride, Around thai 1 pure white brow was entwined a beautiful flowret. She reclined gently upon him, by whose side she stood, and from whom she expected protection and succor?trembling beneath her bridal dress?white and un spotted?appropriate emblem of her ow"? confiding, guileless heart. Her morning sky had never been overshadowed by a sin gle cloud. All fad been joy and bliss.? Wrapped in the fond embrace of doting pa rents?rocked in the cradle of affection, her young heart knew Dothing of the ills of life. But, alas ! alas ! How soon is the spell to be broken. Jn how short a time is her heart made to bleed?wrung with the an guish of despair. A few short years, and her young and tender spirit is made to mourn. '? * * * "Oh ! Henry, why do you stay out so. late ? -1 do not wieh to murmur, my dear, but talk to me now ! Tell me ! Has your Eliza no charms for you ? Are you not hap py at home ? Will you not stay with me ? Henry tyvoed his face to the wall, and gazed intently on the bed, wet with the tears of affection und grief. Oh, the bitterness of that hour ! Worn down with fatigue?and yet she lingered in the chamber of death, watching the dim flickerings of the candle of life ; until she caught the last faint bre athings of the dying husband. * # ? * Dark was that night. Deep was (he silence of that houf. "Can this be you ? Oh, Eli za, dry up your tears"?and as he spoke,, he recollected his broken vows?his early love?the kindness and undying attention .of his wife. "Too late, too late."? Writhing in the deepest agony, he turned his head and expired. And can it be true, that, in the short space of a few years, the young and tender heart of Eliza has been made to mourn ?? The loved one is gone." Henry is no more ! Eliza is a widow ! ! Young and beautiful one! upon whose smooth and soft cheeks the cold winds of winter have scarcely ever blown?can it be, that thou hast "awakened from thy dreatn of bliss?" And by whom was the cup of thy happiness broken? Say, was it the partner of thy bosom ? Was it by him who just now loved thee well ? who knew no thing but the fondest devotion ? How hard to realise this truth ! When free from inebriety, no husband could be more affectionate and kind than Henry. But this recollection served rather to increase the bitterness of the draught she had been compelled to drink. AiTy, she could not bring her mind to believe that he was so scon to be the lamented victim of intemperonce. Henry Snead is gone !? Imaginings of the most frightful and alarm ing character made mournful the hour of his death. If the heart can be made to feel, it must feel at beholding the early severing of those ties which bind two hearts in one. Oh ! how disconsolate, lonely and broken heart ed must that woman be, who far from her paternal roof, is compelled to consign loan early grave him by whom she had been tenderly wooed, and to whom she had been eadeared by the fondest affection. Ehxa can never forget llenrv Snead. He was a young man, who, when he first en tered society, received the commendation of all. He possessed great sweetness of disposition, and high amiability of charac ter. He was generous hearted, and had much nobleness of spiiit. He bad embark ed upon the ocean of life with "streamers gay," and no one was better prepared to have a prosperous vovage. Every scene I was gilded with the brightest prospect of ( connubial happiness. But reared upon the lap of luxury, he had acquired habits from which he could not break oft', and which ?oon proved his overthrow. Eliza Snead is a lonely, disconsolate wi dow. Her hair once dark and glosBy, has prematurely whitened. Her cheek, onc? the rival of the rose, has grown pal id with care and anxiety. Her eye, once lighted up with the fire of love, has been dimned by grief. Her voire, once shrill and melo dious, has lost much of its music. Once her bosom heaved with the lofty aspira tions of the youthful maiden, now it heaves with disappointment and trouble. ICIiza! fl is true that thou art left upon the ocean of life ulone, but he who is husband to the widow" will guide thy lit tle bark softly across its billowy surges ? Well do 1 remember the strange reflections which crossed my mind, as I gazed upon thatform. She was a tender, loving wife the pride of her husband?the ornament of her (amily. Whenever Kenry was the least oppress sed by care, there she stood like a guardian angel ready to raise his bowed head, and to offer consolation. Whenever he was impa tient or despondent, she was always ready to SQothe, and to bid him hope on still amid the many vicissitudes of life. And even in the dying hour, when all others forsook? when frantic with madness he raved and struggled in mighty conflict with the last enemy of man?in that hour so lone and dreary?so trying and awful?she did not forsake him. Though he had often left her by night and by day, yet she could never leave him. There she stood by his dying couch, watching closely every pulsation of his heart administering ease and offering comfort even amid the paugfl of death.? And after death she follow^ his body to the grave; but there they parted, perhaps to meet no more forever. Oh ! the thought of an eternal peperaliori. Appalling idea ! soul-sWrring reflection!! Young widow ! lonely one! Although [ the partt?erof thy bosom is gone, thou may est trust in God. He hath said, w I will J never leave nor forsake thee." Though the pale moon may shine dimly, and cast over thy dwelling a faint, glimmering light?al though this winds of Heaven may sigh mournfully around, and every thing may seem to augment the aching of thy heart? still remember that" God rules on high." Lookup to him through thy tears. He listens to thy sighs. He hears thy mour ning. When all earthly hopes seem to fade and die, he is the " hope of the hopeless." L6ok through the dark cloud which over hangs the sky, and catch that sound, which is music to the mourner's ear, u Earth has no *orrow which heaven cannot heal." Washington D. C. WOBTHINGTON G. SNETHEN. ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW WASHINGTON, D. C., practices in the Su preme Court of the United States and in sev eral courts of the District of Columbia, and prose ecu tea all manner of claim* against the Unitid States, either before Congress or the different de partments of the poverment. Farm Tor Sale. THE subscriber offers for sale 329$ acres of land, lying in Montgomery county, 23 milea from Washington City, on the road leading from Rockville to the mouth of Monaccocy : one third, or more, of the land is wood*, 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 baaement and garret, barn, tobacco house, stable, &c. For terms enquire on the premises, of JAMES TRUMAN, july 1G?if [Rockville Journal 3t.] MEDICAL CARD. DR. A I.FRED H. LEE tenders his professional services to the citizens of Washington and its vicinity. Office H street, near 7th. july 18-6m R. FIN LEV HUNT, RESIDENT DENTIST. Washington Citt, Pennsylvania Avenue, between iUh \ 10th a! eeh apri'l 2ti-tf, Keep Clean. fllHE largest assortment of the best BRUSHES J- constantly kept on hand at my Hardware and Variety Store, Pennsylvania avenue, near 9th streer wholesale and retail. GEO. SAVAflE. sprit 22?ti" [Nat. Intelligencer 3t.] LAMfN! LAMl?S!! PINE Oil, and Solar Lamps of the most ap proved patterns, and sold at the lowest prices.? A constant ?upply of FRESH Pine Oil?Pure ?Sperm Solar ami Summer Oil?Burning Tluid ? Chun ev's Globes?\Vik?, Ac., for .??"ale hy O. WHITTI.ESEV. If ft if C it. Todd's Buildings. i>iIfiDtCA i/ ,\oti< e. DR. PHILANDER GOULD offera tin profes sional services to the citiiens of \Y ashingion. Office on Pennsylvania avenue, opposite Messrs. Drown'* Hotel. april ll-8m .9OH PKlVmiW, in ull its varieties, neatly and expeditiously rjteutfti ot iht office of the Colum bian Fountain. C. if MIUNCK, <?u?, f.i>c/t*mHh, and Hell-Hanger, D, BeUveen 6th nd 7th Si-eets.