Newspaper Page Text
The Man-Monkey of Brazil.
1 ho captain of the French schooner Andriene, who last lummer wiui stationed at Pernainbuco, Brazil, give# us the following sketch of a tame monkey: A short time ago, 1 dined at a Brazilian mer chant's. The con vernation turned upon the well tutored chimpanzee of Mr. Vanneck, a creole gentleman, whose slave had brought hint the monkey, which he had caught in the wood. Every one praised the accomplished animal, giving ac counts of its talents so wonderAil, that I could not help expressing some incredulity. My host smiled, saying that I waB not the first one who would not believe in these results of animal edu cation until ho had seen it with his own eyes He therefore proposed to me to call with him oii Mr. Vanneck. I gladly consented, and on the following morning we set olH. The house of the ? reole lies on the road to Olinda, about an hour's ride from town We proceeded along splendid hedges of cactus, shaded bv bananas and palm trees, and at length observed the charming villa. A negro receivedf us at the entrance, and took us to the parlor, hastening to tell his master of our visit. The first object which caught our atten tion was the monkey, seated on a stool, and sew ing with great industry. Much struck, I watch ed him attentively, while he, not paying any at tention to us, proceeded with his work. The door opened, and Mr Vanneck, reclining on an easy chair, was wheeled in. Though his legs are paralyzed, he seemed bright and cheerful; he welcomed us most kindly. The monkey went on sewing with great zeal. I could not refrain from exclaiming, "How wonderful!" for the manner and processes of the animal wore those of a practised taylor. Ho was Bewing a pair of striped pantaloons, tho narrow shape of which showed that they were intended for himself. A negro now appeared, announcing Madame Jasmin, whom Mr. Vanneck introduced as his neighbor. Madame Jasmin was accompanied by her little daughter, a girl of twelve years; who immediately ran to the monkey, greeting him as an old friend, and beginning to prattle with him. Jack furtively peeped at his master; but as Mr. Vanneck's glance was stern, the taylor went on sewing. Suddenly his thread broke, and he put the end to his mouth, smoothed it with his lips twisted it with his left paw, and threaded the needle again. Mr. Vanneck then turned to him, .ind speaking in the same calm tone in which he had conversed with us: "Jack, put your work aside, and sweep the floor!" Jack hurried to an adjoining room, and came back without delay, a .broom in his paw, and swept and dusted like a clever housemaid. I could now perfectly make out his size, as he al ways walked upright, not on his four hands. His was about three feet in height, but stooped a lit tle. He was clad in linen pantaloons, a colored shirt, a jacket, and a red handkerchief. At an other hint from his master, Jack went and brought several glasses of lemonade on a tray He first presented the tray to Madame Jasmin and hei daughter, then to us, precisely like a well-bred footman. Wh"n I had emptied my glass, he hastened to relieve me from it, putting it back on the tray. Mr. Vanneck took out his watch, and showed it to the monkey; it was just throe. Jack went and brought a cup of broth to his master, who remarked that the monkey did not know the movements of the watch, but that he knew exactly the position of the hands when they pointed to three, and kept it in mind that it was then his master wanted his luncheon. If the watch was shown to him at any other hour, he did not go to fetch the broth; whilo if three o'clock was past without tho luncheon being called for, lie got figety, and at last ran and brought it; in this case, he was always rewarded with some sugar plums. You have no notion, said Mr. Vanneck, how much time and trouble, and especially how much patience, I have bestowed on the training of this animal. Confined to my chair, however, I con tinued my task methodically. Nothing was more difficult than to accustom Jack to his clothes; he used to take off his ck)thes again and again, until at last 1 had them sewed to his shirt. When he walks out with me, he wears a straw hat, but never without making fearful grimaccs. He takes a bath every day, and is, on the whole, verv cleanly. . J 41 Jack," exclaimed Mr. Vanneck, pointing to me, "this gentleman wants his handkerchief." The monkey drew it from my pocket, and handed it to me. "Now, show your room to my guests," con ttnued his master; and Jack opened a door, at which he stopped to let us }>ass, and then followed himself. Everything was extremely tidy in the small room. There was a bed with a mattress, a table, some chairs, drawers, and various toys- a gun hung on a wall. The bel/fung, Jack went and reappeared with his master, wheeling in the chair. Meanwhile, I had taken the gun from tho wall; Mr. Vanneck handed it to the monkey, who fetched the powder-flask and the shot-bag, and in the whole process of loading acquitted himself like a rifleman. 1 had already Keen so much that was astonishing, that I hardly felt surprised at this feat. Jack now placed himself at the open window, took aim, and discharged the gun with out being in the least startled by the report lf? then went through sword exercises with tho same skill. It would be too long to jot down all Mr. Van neck told us about his method of education and training ; the above facts, witnessed by myself bear sufficient evidence of the abilities oT the animal, and it's master's talent for tuition We stayed to supper, to which there came some more ladies and gentlemen. Jack again exhibited his cleverness in waiting,at which he acquitted him self as well as any man servant. Going home my companion missed a small bottle of sweets out of which he had regaled the monkfty with almonds. Jack had managed to steal it trera the pocket; and on being afterwards convicted of the theft, he was severely punished by his master. Paris Fashions for May. 0 ? Among the numerous fresh and elegant spring novelties the most conspicuous are the beautiful foulards for robes; it is impossible to imagine any thing more charming. The material is light, and has the reconvnedatory property of not being easily creased. Casaques of velvet or silk are usually worn with these skirts. The foulard is equally in Tt 3nest for indoors neglige or morning walking ress. It is an elegant material for children n dresses, and freqnently employed for that purpose. Our attention has been especially attracted to two mantelets; one styled tiie Firdora, is quite novel; to form an idea oC which you must imagine a mantelntecharpe loosely thrown over the shoul ders, and quite open on the chest. This style is doubtless very becoming with a summer dress; but when the weather is cool, and a closed mantle is required, it is here that the Fcedora proves not milv elegant but useflil, as in a moment it can be converted into th? latter. This is accomplishod by adding a piece fitting the cu^e at top, and fastened to it by a row of button holes correspond ing with the same number of buttons, which are concealed under the trimming of stamped velvet with bayaderes stripes, edged with a narrow black lace. Between the spaces of trimming a flat lace is placed. A chatelaine flounce, rounded at the ends, finishes this beautifVil mantelet, which will lie in as great demand in the summer season as at the present time. The second shape is the mantelet-echarpe, upon the foundation of which is an embroidered wreath, with appliquees flowers of cut velvet, encircled by a ruche of drawn gauze ribbon. The third style, much in vogue and in good taste, with bouffantea skirts, is the mantelet a rotonde, trimmed with a deep lace. With the mantelets we have described was an assortment of robes made of the new flowered taffetas, as well as bonnets, caps, and coiffures for dinner and evening dress. The mode for bonnets ia now fixed. Those made of silk are richly trimmed with blondes, lace, feathers or flowers. The new ifcaterial in vogue is the tafTetas mille races or milie carrraux, of a very light-brown color.. The curtains are still square, and rathor pointed in the middle. Rice straw and Leghorn are equally elegant. They are styled the Pamelas. The front is com posed of a lame of from two to three in width, thrown back at thfc ears, and continuing without interruption, so as to form the cnrtain. The trimming inside reaches round the chin by means of the strings. The ornament outside consist of a feather thrown back over the head, or a wreath of flowers, the branches of which descend in s careless manner over the shoulders. Although the basques retain their vogue, many bodiea are made fitting close to the waist and plain. These are enriched with an infinite variety of ornaments, consisting of silk buttons or ribbons. Floating ribbons upon the skirt, either behind or in front from the waist, or falling over the body, are the mode at the present season. Skirts are made very fiill, and bouffantea. Many are fastened in the band in large round or flat plaits. The fronts are leas full and shorter than the baek breadths, which form a rounded train. Bilk dret?e? are much in favor; the moire an tique for full dress; the foulards for neglige. Nothing is more recherche than a robe of moire antique with two skirts, with a single hem at the bottom of each, Body with basques, closed in tront with buttons of passe-menterie. The sleeves, as well as the basques, are trimmed with narrow braids. Alpacas are much used for negligees dresses. Plaid poplins are also greatly in vogue. Au Atrocious Outrage. The Mobile Register gives the following details of un attrocious outrage committed in that vicinity: It appears that the proprietors of the Dog Hiver Factory had given a piece of ground on which has been erected a building for school and religious purposes. The services have been occasionally supplied for some time past by Cath olic priests from the Spring Hill College. The Rev. Father Nashon has for the last eigh teen months, been in the habit of officiating at this chapel. On Sunday morning last, while in his buggy on the road to the factory, and about a mile from it, he was stopped by four men. They inquired if he was a Catholic priest, being an swered in the affirmative, they desired him to get out of his buggy. The Rev. father thinking their manner suspicious, hesitated a moment, but on reflecting that some person might be sick and in need ot his services, he complied Upon reaching the ground, he was seizea and dragged off the read into the woods, where Rk> was held by two of the villains, while the other two beat him severely, the one with his fists about his head and face, and the other with a large stick on other parts of his person. Having brutally beaten him in this manner, one of the four urew out a dirk or Bowie knife, and holding it towards their victim, told him, that if he ever attempted to go to the factory for the purpose of preaching, he would feel that weapon; that the punishment now inflicted was nothing to what he would suffer if he persisted in coming down. They then left him to pursue hit way aft best he couldT. Bleeding and faint he managed to reach the factory, and it was some time before he was sufficiently recovered to re turn home with an escort which was provided for him. We heard last evening that the Rev. Father is in a very precarious state, and badly braised about the head. The police are on the track, and we hope that the perpetrators of this outrage on the person of a defenceless and unoffending minister of God, on his way to perform the functions of his min istry, will meet the punishment its enormity de mands. > WOMAN OR WINK. BY T. WARD. An Epistle 10 the President of the New England Society, who r? commended the introduction ot woman in place of wine at entertainment*. Ob ! weak and fool hardy reformer, To substitute woman for wine, The glow of whose presence is warmer Thau Minnie?! juice of the vine. Uelieve ine, less fatal are juleps Than woman in witchery skilled ; For there oozes more venom from two lips Than ever from grain was distilled. Who barters for beauty his whiskey, The change will be certain to rue ; For her eyes shed a spirit more frisky Than lurks in the u mountain-dew." Ah ! those eyes at each meeting so merry You'll find to out-sparkle champaigne ; And ringlets more golden than sherry Will fuddle as well the poor brain. More tapering necks than the bottle's, With mouths more bewilderingty crowned, Will pout from their ravishing throttles A stream that n ssge would confound. If wine makes u? brutes, love is able To turn us to fools with like ease; If the o.ie lays under the table, T' other brings us at least to bur knees. After dinner, when warmed with good eatiug, 'Tis woman not wine we should flee; " Perfect Love" a chasse-cafe more heating Than ever abused " saw de vie." Still at table some mischief she's brew'ng; Of feet scrape acquaintance below ; Ah ! no heel-taps so pregnant with ruin As those hidden taps of the toe. And hands, between courses at leisure, Make friends when there's no one to mark ; Ah ! less poison yield grapes under pressure, Than fingers thus squeezed in the dark. As home reels the toper of beauty. How crimson his visage, poor elf! How favored he sleeps ! how his duty Is left to take care of itself! When thwarted, bow palsied his powers. Till be sinks in despair at death's door. Oh! if woman her victim thus lowers, Say ! what can the bottle do more ? No spirit so ardent as woman's? So sure to intoxicate man ; Her touch is '-delirium tremens," That madden her more than the can. The glance of her eye is M blue ruin," Her blush is the blood of the vine, ? Her pout is a punch, in whose brewing Tart, sugar, and spirit combine. So sparkling, so beating, so heady, No hope, for her victim appear; Should her smiles only render him giddy, He'll be surely made drunk with her tears. Not the grape juice of Eden made Adam So stupidly forfeit his all; But the lure of his volatile Madam Led him tipsilv on to his fall. Not the wines of fair Cyprus the rover So sure, as women, beguile ; Better rest where he is " half seas over," Than*steer for so fatal an isle. Oh ! then shun such a temper as this is, Nor commerce so hazardous court, Who embarks on the waves of her tresses Will grieve that he ventured from Part. From Chambers's Edinburgh Journal. TIXK DEAD CZAR. Lay him beneath his snows, The great Norse-giant, who in these last days Troubled the nations Gather decently His emperor's robes a!>out him. 'Tis but a man? This demigod. Or rather it tea* man. It is?a little dust; that will corrupt As fast as any nameless dust that lies 'Neath Alma'grass or Balaklava's vines. No vineyard grave for him ! No quiet bones By river margin laid, where o'er far seas Do children's prayers and women's memories come, Like angels, and sit by the sepulchre, Saying: ''All these were men who knew to count, Front-faced, the cost of Honor, nor did shrink From its full payment; knowing how to die, They died?as men." But this man? Ah ! for him Pale solemn state, church chsntings, funerals grand, ?The stony-womLed sarcophagus, and then Oblivion No?oblivion were renown To that fierce howl which rolls from land to land Exulting: " Art thou fallen, Lucifer, Son of the moruingf" Or condemning; '-Thus Perish the wicked." Or blaspheming " Here Lies our Belshszsar, our Sennacherib, Our Pharaoh?he whose heart God hardened, So that ha would not let the people go." Self-glorifying sinners ! Why this man Was but aa other men : yon, Levite small, Who shut your sainted ears and prate of hell, When, outside church-doors, congregations poor Praise Heaven in their own way ; you, Autot-rnt Of all the hamlet, who add field to nekl. And house to house, whose slavish children cower . Before your tyrant footsteps; or you fierce k Fanatic, snd ambitious egotist. Who think Ood stoops from his great universe To lay his finger on your puny head, And crown it, that you henceforth loud parade Your msggotship through all the wondering world: 141 am the Lord's anointed P' Fools and blind! This Czar?this Emperor?this dethroned corpse, Lying so straightly in an icy calm Grander than ?d*ereignty, was but as ye; No better, snd no worse?Heaven mend us all! Garry him forth and bury him?Death's jieace Be on his memory ! Mercy by his bier Sits silent; or says only in meek wdH-ds " Let him who is without sin mongst you all, Onst the first stone.' focal anb ptrsona!. The Tent or Washington.?Al the grand military ball, given :tl the National Theatre, on Mouday night, the sleeping lent ol General Wash ington, pitched on the nage, wa? an object ol pe culiar interest. It was loaned for the occasion by G. W. F. Cusiis, ol" Arlington, and styled by him " the pretoriuni of the revolution. The canvass ia now eighty yearn old. Although the head quarter* were generally in a house, yet iki* tent was always pitched in the yard, or immediately adjacent to the quarters, and :o this the chief was in the constant habit of retiring to write his dis patches. We learn that it is the intention of Mr. Custis to bequeath this and a larger tent, (which formed the hall for the grand banquet given by Washing ton to the officers of the three nrmies immediately after the surrender of Yorktown, when the victor made the feast and the vanquished were his guests.) to be preserved among the military ar chives of the republic at the seat of Government; till which time they will be preserved where they have been for. half a century, at Arlington House. Marriage.?Tying the hymeneal knot in church has become fashionable in this cily; and a very good place it is for such purposes. Among other advantages, all the friends and acquaintances of the betrothed parties have an opportunity of being present to witness the interesting services, minus the wine and cake. This was the case on Tuesday afternoon, in Wesley Chapel, when a gallant widower was united to a lady as yet inexperienced in the joys and cares of the married life. Many persons were present; seven-eighths, at least, ladies ; and nearly all of them "single" in their domestic con dition, but probably not inclined always so to re main; and, very likely, actuated by tender and delicate feelings similar to those which influenced their forefathers, and foremotliers, too, for mar.y generations past?even as far back as when the marriage csremony was tnxliiuled as a blessing to mankind. A wedding trip, if only to Bladensbuifr. or to Georgetown iu the omnibus, is expected, and en joyed ; but generally the parties extend their jour neys to Baltimore, or farther north. The Capitol aud the President's Grounds are at present truly beautiful?inviting as exten sive green-sward*, trees in full foliage, blooming flowers, and singing birds, can make them. Thither many persons constantly resori, to enjoy the loveliness of nature, and to breathe an atmos phere redolent of vegetable sweets and unadulte rated by the city's dust. The music of the Marine Band, on stated afternoons, never fails to win ad ditional numbers to its enjoyment, and serves to disturb the monotony usually prevalent in the me tropolis during the Congressional recess. But not only are we thus blessed, in being furnished with these highly appreciated places of resort: the suburbs and surrounding country afford good drives to such as can call into requisition the ne cessary horse flesh and wheeling apparatus, as well as pleasant walks to those who are fond of pedestrianism, and have the requisite strength, and prefer to be independent of all means of travel except what has been supplied by kind nature. Of the latter class, however, the uumber is com paratively few. The majority prefer the quadru ped and the vehicle for their " out-side" airings and observations. Mayor's Veto.?The Mayor of Washington, on Monday evening, returned to the Board of Al dermen, in which it originated, the bill for the re lief of Isaac Ten Eyk, proposing to give him five hundred dollars, with a view of indemnification for alleged losses in numbering the houses, a business which he undertook to perform by con tract, but which he bunglingly and erroneously concluded, according to the statement of Dr. Busey. The Mayor refused to sign the bill; ha could not conscientiously give to it the sanction of his name. The Aldermen, so far as their ac? lion was concerned, re-passed the hill by exactly a two-third vote?eight against four, when it was sent to the lower board, and there it was effectu ally killed It is now nnmttred with the dead' Religious Movements.?An effort is now be ing made in the Protestant Episcopal Churches in this District, the object of which is to diffuse the teachings and charities of the church more extensively than now to individuals and localities in this vicinity- The objects are stated to be, first: to provide one or more missionaries who will seek out the poor, ihe ignorant, and the sinful, and to proffer to their acceptance the gospel of salvation ; secondly, to establish schools for the teaching and training of those children who are now growing up in ignornnce and vice ; and, thirdly to distribute Bibles and other books and publications for the instruction of the ignorant. A public meeting is to be held at Trinity Church on the evening of Tuesday, the fifth of June, at eight o'clock, on which occasion the objects of the organization will be more fully detailed, and at which time a collection will be taken up in furtherance of the cause. There is a wide field for Christian effort in this city and neighborhood. Virginia lilectloua.?Not a few of our citi zens are intensely excited respecting the great political battle which, to-day, is to be fought in the Old Dominion, and especially are those who have'staked money on the result, deeply inte rested. < As in all former contests, each party is confi dent of achieving a victory ' But we will the better be enabled to ascertain who is " the Gov ernor" after the smoke of the action shall have cleared away. Yesterday afternoon, upward of fifty Virginians, temporarily residing in Washington, left the citv io the four-and-a-half o'clock train of cars, with the intention ef reaching their respective homes in lime to vote. More Incendiarism.?$n Tuesday night, at a late hour, several small two-story brick houses, near the corner of Eleventh and B streets, occu pied for business purposes, together with their contents, were destroyed by fire. The entire loss is altotil three thousand dollars. There was no insursnce. The incendiary had there been at work. This makes the fifih fire, by a similar agency, since Friday night. As the object in ap plying the match could not have been plunder, we must attribute ihe dishonorable acta to the spirit of mischief, wanton sport, at the expense of, probably, six thousand dollars' worth of prop erty. _ 'the Hteamer Powhatan, which run aground on Tort Tobacoo 8hoals, a week ago, while re turning to this city from ihe Maryland 1'ilgrim celebration at St. Mary's, is still "high and dry," 1 snd cannot, it is said, be removed from her pres ent position without serious damage Commissioners of Elections.?Messrs. Sam uel Grubb, John D. Thomson, snd William C. Zsntzinger, are the Commissioners of Election for the Third wsrd ; the two last having been sp pointed in the place of J. H. O. McCutchen and Eleaxer Brown, declined. The Georgetown Butchers, it is said, have resolved to purchase no more beef, on the hoof, till prices decline, and this is done with a view to bresk down the monopoly of and speculation in the article. Mr. Houle as Counsellor at Law. The New Orleant* Crtsent auys the uauie of Pierre Soule, an * plain counsellor at law, tuadt ! itH appearance in the Sixth District Court of New Orleans, on the 8th instant, appended to the biggtmt job that has turned up in the courts for ! some time. The petition is that of Antoine ! Michaud and Francois Quctunt, executors of the ! late Nicholas Girod, and Michaud as attorney for the heirs, praying for the recovery front the heirs of Jean Francois Girod, for whom Hypolite I'ur guad is agent or legatee, the sum of ftl98,000, which they received hy a judgment of the United States Supreme Court in 1846 against Nicholas Girod's heirs; this amount being the available proceeds, or 28 per cent, of an estate of $710,000 which Nicholas Girod, previous to his death in 1840, willed to his heirs, mends, and to charitable institutions The Chinese Slaughter. A letter received in New York from Shanghai says that the city presents a painful scene of deso lation. Many houses were completely riddled by shots from the French frigate, and half the city was burnt to the ground by t,he rebels. The im perialists disemboweled several of the rebels, and sold the livers of others at a dollar a piece, where they could find purchasers for them. a The line of telegraph from the Crimea to i and Kari's is now complete with the excep tion of a portion across the Danube. Though the whole line is not yet completed, a message can be transmitted from the cainp to the home govern ments in a few hours. Since the opening of the communication, questions have been asked in the House of Commons every night whether there was any news? and the answer has almost inva riably been, "Nothing worth connnuuicating." This produces an impression in tlio country that Government receives informatibn of a not vety pleasing character, and which it does not think it prudent to communicate. Sir Charles Wood, in reply to a question asked in the House of Com mons, said it thould be clearly understood that Government must exercise the most complete dis cretion as to what intelligence shonld be given to the public. Henry D. Bird, Esq.?In the case of the in dictment of the Commonwealth ft. Henry D. Bird, esq., on a charge of the embezzlement of the funds of the Petersburg Railroad Company, we are most happy to hear that the bill was ignored on yesterday by the grand jury of the Supreme Court. This intelligence will be joy fully received by his many friends, who never be lieved that he had the least design to wrong the company. fty* The London Times tells the following story. "The name of the head engineer at Sebastopol is Todleben. He is thirty-two years of age. His parents are poor shopkeepers in Riga. When the siege commenced Prince MenschikofF, it is said, asked the then head engineer how lonjj it would take to put the place into a state of defense. Ha answered, 'Two months.' A young captain, named Todleben stepped forward and said he would undertake to do it, if he had as many men as he required, in two weeks. He did it in twelve days, and was made colonel. Sinco that time he has had the direction of everythingin the way of building batteries, defenses &c. The other day the Grand Dukes called upon his wife, who is residing in St. Petersburg, to congratulate her upon her husband's promotion; for he is now General and Aid-de-Camp to the Emperor. Is any thing more wanted to explain the painful discrepancy between what has been done by the Russians and by the Allies? The former will be bound by?no ties of seniority of class; they take the man that will do his work the best, and they get it the best done. Personal. The movements of Prince Peter, of Olden burg, a member of the Imperial Family of Russia, and a general in its army, are exciting attention in Germany. After a brief residence in Berlin, this personage has commenced the tour of the secondary and lesser German courts, it is sus pected, with the object of consolidating their op position to any anti-Russian propositions which Austria may make in the Diet. Right Hon. T. B. Macaulay has just been elected a member of the Royal Academy of Am sterdam, m the class of Literature, Languages, History and Belles Lettres. Together with our compatriot, Jacob Grimm, the Grammarian; Ranke.the Historian ; Lepsius, the Archaeologist, and other learned men of European reputation, were elected. Prince Menschikoif, whose name has figured so often of late in certain obituaries, has received, at Perekop, a letter from Alexander II., condol ing with him in his personal affliction, adding munificently to his estate, and expressing the wishes of tiie Czar that he may soon be able again to aid the State with his great abilities and experience. Mr. Gough, the great temperance lecturer, is about to return to America, in consequence of ill-health. He intends to return to Great Britain next year, and remain in it five years, prosecu ting the work to which he had devoted his life time and energies. Roasini, the illustrious composer of the " Bar ber of Seville," had recently arrived at Paris, on the advice of his physicians, to obtain a change of air, and to enjoy the amusement* incidental to a stay in the gay capital. Among the passengers by the Iberia, which ar rived at Southampton lately, was Alboni, who has been singing at Lisbon, and, it is said, has netted 4,0001. in three months. Generals Canrobert and Pelissier are shortly to be named marshals ; and one of them is to return to France. The eminent Violinist, Hauser, has recently died at Vienna, aged 72 yearn. He had !>een for over twelve years the intimate friend of Bee thoven. Prince Gortschakoff has renewed the tenancy of his hotel at Vienna for another six months. Treble patewtimproved eye let Machine. First patent combined on one stock. Second patent, self-feeding in the eyelets. Third patent, patent improved fastener, riveting both sides All parties in wnnt of s good Eyelet Machine are strongly recommended to use none but ''Lip man's Patent Improved," which is decidedly the best ever brought before the public, possessing numerous advantages, viz: It is strong, durable, and not liable to get out of order. It punches the hole well and to fit the Eyelet, and in one operation clinches the Eyelet on both sides. It saves time, as the paper*, &c , need oot be reversed or turned over to clinch the Eyelet a second time, as is the case with all other ma chines. It is useful to the merchant in filing sway papers, as well an to the attorney or conveyancer, the ahomaker, tsilor, miliner, and numerous others, and is a very labor-saving machine. Agents for Washington, TAYLOR MAURY, Book and Stationery Store, near 9th st. May 24 TO LOVERS OF THE FRENCH LANGUAGE. THE Advertiser, a Mrenchmmn and grad uate of the Polytechnic School of Pan*, re spectfully offers his services a* a teacher of his native tongue to Schools. Claaaes, and Private Pupils of this city and vicinity. The sysiem he follows to facilitate the acquisition of the French Language, unites in due pioportion theory and prsctice; by which are avoided the difficulties the student often meeta with in pursuing one of the many theoretical grammar*, not sufficiently show ing the idiomatical part of the language, or a prac tical one, in which the necessary grammatical rules, if not entirely, st leant far too much, are neglected. In following these theoretical gram mars, the student mu?t have experienced that after having devoted a long time to the mere me morizing of sentence*, he find himself in posses sion of a number of set phrases, valuable it is true, but from which, destitute of landmarks, the slightest deviation must lead him into unknown regions. . ? The adtffcrtiser feels oonfident in ihensertion that the pupil, in adopting his method, may, with a little effort, after a course o(forty eight lessons, understand and speak the French, and find the as ?iatance of a teacher not necessary in the further prosecution of the studies of that language. Instruction in Pencil Drawing. Pastel Painting, and Fenmanship, can also be had from the adver tiser. References in ancccss in tesching, etc.. etc., will b? given. Address Victor Evraed, City Post Office, Wash ington. May 22?tf IM)U KENl, till llie 15lli o! November n^xt, the large built house at the eorner of Ibth aird K streets. Call at the u Sentinel" office. Intelligencer. Star, and Organ, one week daily, and send bills to Senliuel office. May 17?lwd 1ITEK AR Y and Historical Miscellanies, j by George Bancroft. A Journey through the Chinese Emp re, by M. liuc, author ol Recollections ol a Journey through Tartary and Thibet. History tor Boys, or Annals of the Nation* of Modern Europe. It. FARM HAM. May 17 XT IS TO HY FOB HOYS; or Annals ot ll the Nations of Modern Europe, by J. G. Edgar, at TAYLOR & MAURY'S Bookstore, near Olh at. BANCROFT'* NEW HOOK.?Literary and Historical Miscellanies. 1 octavo volume. Travels through the Chinese Empire, by M Hue. with maps. For sale by TAYLOR & MAURY, May 17? Booksellers, near 9th st. ~ L. J.MIDDL ETO N, UilALER IN ICEi Office and JJrpot South tide F, next to cor. l'itk st. ICE kept constantly on hand at the office, which uau be had in large or small quantities. CD" Office open from 5 a. in. to 9. p. n?. May 3?3iaw'2ui LAW PARTNERSHIP. Robert j. walk er alouisjanin have formed a co-partnership under tbe firm of" Wai.ker & Janin," for the management and argument of eases in the Supreme Court o^" the United States, and before the Court of Claims, at Washington city. Address: Washington, D. C. May 10?3meod READY MADE CLOTHING.?Members of Congress wishing to provide themselves with Superior Garments for tha Winter, will find an-elegant assortment at WALL & STEPHENS LIME! LIME! LIME!-To Plasterers and Builders.?We have now on hand, at SEELY'S Patent Kilns, one thousand barrels ot Lime, and are now muking two hundred barrels daily which we will sell on the best terms. We would call the particular attention ol plus terers to this superior article of Lime. It is free from coal cinders or other sediment, it being burnt altogether by wood which makes it a very superior aiticle for plastering, white coming, and hard finishing Give us a call, and you shall be pleased. S. J. SEELY & CO. July 27?tf ' PLAT ED TEA SETS.?I bave just re ceived some new styles Albata and Silver Plated Ware that I offer at manufacturer's prices ; also, a large assortment of Spectacles, of every description; together with a good assortment ol pure Silver Ware, of my own manufacture, which I will retail at wholesale prices. H O. HOOD, 418 Penn. avenue, bet. 4J and 6i!i sts., Sign of the Large Spread Eagle. Feb 25?dlwif WORK, or Plenty to Do and Hours to Do It, by M. M. Brewster, 1st and 2d series 75 cents. Gratitude, an Exposition of the 103d Psalm, by Rev. John Stevenson, 75 cents. Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, Bart, a study for young men. , The Wife, or a Mirror of Maidennood, by T Biauey, 50 cents. The Friendships of the Bible, by Amicus, en gravings, 55 cents. GRAY ? BALLANTYNE. ASHING TO N IRVING'SNEW Work, Wolfert's Roost and other Papers, now first collected, by Washington Irving. Scottish Songs, Ballads, aud Poems, by Herr Aiuslee. / Full Proof of the Ministry, a Sequel to the Boy who was trained up to be a Clergyman, by John N. Norton, A. Ml Memoirs of Lile, Exile, and Conversations of the Emperor Napoleon, by the Count de les Cases, with portraits and other illustrations. Manuel of Sacred History, by John Henry Kurtz, D. D. Just published and for sale at TAYLOR fc MAURY S Feb 15 Bookstore, near 9th street. The New York and Liverpool United States Mall Steamers. The ships comprising this line are : The Atlantic Captain West. The Pacific Captain Nye. The Baltic Captain Comstock These ships having been built by , contract, expressly for government service, every car? has been taken uMheirconstruction, as also in their engines, to insure strength and speed, and their accommo dations for passengers are unequalled for ele fance and comfort. 'rice 4fkp***age from New York to Liverpool, in liri^eabin 130 In second cabin, $75. Exclusive use of extra sized state rooms ,.......$385 From Liverpool to New York 30 and 20 guineas. An experienced Surgeon attached to each ship. No berth secured until paid for. FKor??8KD DATKs up 8AILINO. From Nne York From Liverpool. Saturday.. Dec. 16,1S54 Saturday. .Dec. o0,1854 Saturday. .Jan. 13, 1655 Saturday..Jan. 27, 1855 Saturday.. Feb.10, 1855 Saturday..Feb 24, 1855 Wed'day. .1W 2*7,1854 WeJ'day. .Jan. 10, 1855 Wed< ay. .Jan. 24, 1855 Wed'd.v ..Feb. 7,1855 Wed'day.. Feb. 21,1855 Wed'day..Mar. 7, 1855 For fre ght or pa-sage, apply to EDWARD K. COLLINS, No. 56 Wall street, N. Y. BROWN, SHIPLEY & Co., Liverpool. R. G. ROBERTS ft Co., 13 King's Arms Yard, London. B. G. WAINWRIGHT& Co., Paris. GEO. H. DRAPER, Havre. The owners of these ships will not be accounta ble for gold, silver, bullion, specie, jewelry, pre cious stones, or metals, unless bills of lading are signed therefor, and the value thereof therein ex pressed. ^ dtf GREAT EXCITEMENT IN NEW YORK Pianos and Meiodeona for Cash. HORACE WATERS, the great Music and Piano Forte dealer, 333 Bioadway, New York, prefering to share a large per cent, with his customers, rather than pay it to the sharpers ol Wall street, to raise available meana to enable him to stem the present tight times,offers hi# immense assortment ot elegant and warranted Pianos and Melodeons at a large discount from factory pric es, for cash. His assortment comprises Pianos from three of tbe largest and most celebrated Boston manufactories ; also those of several of I he best New York makers, including the beautiful and much admired Horace Waters Pianos from his own factory, and Melodeons of the best Boston. New Haven, New York, and Buffalo makes; al lording an opnortunity for selections not to be had elsewhere. Each instrument warranted. Second hand Pianos at great bargains?prices from $60 to to $160. Music and musical instruments of all kinds. Dealers, teachers, and heads of schools supplied on the best terms. Music sent by mail, post paid. General and select catalogues of mu sic and schedule of factory prices of Pianos, Melo deons and musical instruments forwarded to any address, free ol postage. Sept 21?d3m _ CMS IA AS IT I*, ilY COUNT UB GIJ rvwalti. MEMOIRS, Speeches, and Writings, of Robert Kantoul. jr.. edited by Luther Hamilton. SACRED POEMS AND HYMNS for public and private devotion, by James Montgomery. THE PLANTER'S NORTHERN BRIDE, a Novel, by Caroline Lee Hcnu, with illustrations (rem original designs, in 2 vols. THE CHURCH, in a aeries of Discourses, by Sylvester Judd, Pastor ol Christ Churoh Maine. HISTORY OF OLIVER CROMWELL and the English CommenwealtV from tbe execution of Charles I. to the death of Cromwell, by M. G. Onisot, translated by A. R. Scoble, in 2 vol*. HISTORY OF THE FRENCH PROTEST ANT Refugees, from the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes to otir own days, by M. Charles Weiss, Professor of History in the Lycee Bonaparte, in 2 vols. VOICES OF TH E NIGHT, hv Re* John Onm ming, D. D. VOICES OF THE DAY, by Rev. John Out ming, D. D. Just published and received at the bookstore el R FARNH-AM, Apr 15 ' Corner of 11th st. and Penn. av. TM X A M PLUS OF MACHINERY ANI) Mill-work?Being plans, sections, and eleva tion of works in several departments ol Machine ry, Mill-work, and Oeneral Engineering, with de criptions of their construction, action, and practical application to various branches of industry. Just received and for sale at the Bookstore of R FARNHAM. TRAVBIjIN Gt AND POST OFFICK INFORMATION. NATIONAL HOTKL, B. I). WILLARD, Corner of Uth at. ?ud Pennsylvania av IIHOWN'S NAHULU HOTEL. PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, WASHINGTON CITY FLINT'S HOTEL, NEAR THE NATIONAL THEATRE. No. 314. Front on PenuiylvtnU Ay. WILLAEO'8 HOTEL, CORNKR Pa. AVENUE AND 14th Stkkkt. J. C. <t II. A. WilUrd. KIKKWOOI) HOUSE, No*. ^TO and ?7a, Pa. av..aud l'lili at. J. II. k A. W. KIRKWOOD. For Baltimore, The cars leave Washington daily at (3 and SJ A. M., and 3 and 44 P. M., except Sunday, on which day they leave al 4J P. M. For Alexandria, 1 lie \V dfhingioti and Alexandria boats eave hourly. Fare five cents. For Rocltvllle, Thu *tage leaves the office, corner of D and 8th streets, every morning at 7 o'clock. Fare fl. For Upper Marlboro', I he Kinge leaves the office, northwest corner of D and 8th streets, every morning at 7 o'clock. Fare $1 50. For Gordonavllle, The earn leave Alexandria daily, at 7J o'clock, lor Gordons ville and intermediate places. For Richmond, The itoai leaves the wbart at the terminus ol 12th street daily at ? A. M., and 7 o'clock, P. M. Fare $5 50. For L??iburg, Ihe stage leaves the office, United Slates Hotel, every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. California Steamers. The regular mail steamers leave New York on the 5th and 20th ol each month. Persons desirous ol writing Irom this city should mail their letters on the 3d and 18th of each month, by 2 P. M. The Post Office. I he Northern and Eastern mail is opened at 8 o clock, A. M., and half-past 7 P. M.: closes at 3i P. M. and 9 P. M. The Great Southern Mail is opened at 8 A. M and closes at 0 P. M. The Southern Mail, as far South as Wilmington, North Carolina, arrives at half-past 3 P. M., closes at 9 P. M. The Northwestern Mail is open at half-past 7 P. M., closes at 3 P.M. The Western Mail is open at 8 o'clock, A. M., closes at 3 P. M. The Norfolk Mail arrives at 11 o'clock, P. M.. closes at 2 P. M., daily, except Sundays. 7 he California Mail, direct, closes here on the 3d and 18th of each month, at 2 P. M The Warrenton Mail arrives at 11 o'clock, A. M. closes at 10 A. M. The Warrenton Springs Mail arrives at 11 o'clock, A. M., closes at 10 A. M. and 9 P. M. Rates of Postage i Each half ounce, under 3,000 miles, prepaid, 3 cents. Each half ounce, prepaid, over 3,000 miles, 10 cents. All printed matter in general?anywhere in the United States: First three ounces 1 cent. Each subsequent ounce 1 cent. If not prepaid, double these rates But? Ncviptpcn a lid Pcrlodlctli?paid quarterly in advance: First three ounces 4 cent. Each subsequent ounce li cent. And, if weighing not over 1? ox., in the State where published, one-half of the above rates, and weekly papers, in the county where published, free. Small Newspapers and Periodicals?pub lished monthly or oftener, when sent in packages weighing at least 8 ox., prepaid, 1 cent per ox. Pamphlets of 16 octavo pages or less, } cent an ounce. Books, bound or unbound, weighing not more than 4 pounds, may be sent by mail, fqjr each oz., as follows: Under 3,000 miles, prepaid, 1 cent. Unpaid, U ct. Over " " '? 1J?? ?. 3cts> Fractions over a single rate are charged as one rate. " Periodicals, in the sense used above, are publications .issued once in three months, or oftener." ? The California Mail Steamers sail from New York on the fnh and 20th of each month. REGULATIONS CONCERNING HACKS AND HACKMEN. How TO Know who the Hack man jb?All hacks are required to be licensed, and to have the num ber of their licenses to be painted in black figures of not less than two inches in depth, on th.j front and side of each lamp attached ta such carriage ; or, if there be no lamps, the numbers shall lie con spicuously painted on each side of the driver's box. In case any stranger or other porsort feels him self aggrieved by any hack-driver, let him obtain the number of the hack. How to roach him with the law is hereafter pointed out. Rates or Fare Alloww by Law.?For each passenger for any distance not over one mile and * 25 cents. Over one and a half milesrand not over . three miles 50 u When detained on route over five min utes, driver to be allowed, in addi tion, for each quarter of an hour de ned . . i2| " The above are the rates allowed between day. break and 8 o'clock P. M. After 8 P. M. the rates ?f fare allowed are as follows: For each passenger for not over one mile and a half 37* cents. For one and a half miles, and not over three miles 75 ? For detentions, for each quarter of an hour 19j ? Rights ar Persons Hirtno Hacib.? When more than two persons are in a hack the driver is not permitted to take up another passenger with out the consent of persons already in his hack. When any number of persons employ a hack the driver is not allowed to take up any other pss senger, provided the occupant will pay him the fare of three persons. Hackmen are allowed to raceive a greater com pensation than la fixed by law if it be voluntarily offered by the passenger: but if he receive the same without informing the passenger that it is greater than his legal fare, he is guilty ofhavins demanded the illegal fare. In Cases or Reei-bai. by Hackmen to taki Pas senoers.?Hackmen are required by law to carry all passengers rendering them the legal fare, unless previously engaged for the time necessary to trans port passengers offering him the fars, under a penalty of five dollars. When a hackman shall refuse to take passen gers, on the plea of a previous engagement, he is required to give the name snd residence of the person by whom he n so engaged, under a penalty of five dollars. ' If it should appear that the plea of a previous 1 engagement wss a false one. or that the informs tion of the name and residence of the person given by the hackman was false, then the hackmaa , incurs a penalty of five dollars. Penalty ro* Demanding Illegal Fame?The penalty for demanding a higher rate of fare for the transportation of passengers, is five dollars for each offence; and the r>erson paying the illegal fare may recover back the amount over and above the sum allowed by law. Where illegal fare is demanded or received of a stranger, or any person who shall not at the time have resided twelve months in the nty, the pen alty for so doing is douhU, or ten dollsrs lor each Sleiuhs ?-The rates of fsre snd all the other con ditions, terms, and penalties, prescribed by law for the regulation of hackney carriages, apply lo n|| sleighs running for hire within the citv of Wash ington. 7 . ?No person under sixteen years of a*e is allowed by law to drive any hack, cah, or sleigh for hire in this city, under a penalty of five dollars. 1 How to Vindicate the Law?Strangers and others srnving in the city by the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, who shsll apply to a hackinsn for the use of his vehicle and be refused, or who ahall be asked and required to pay over and above the legal ratea of tare, will observe the number on the hack, and immediately inform the police officer whose duty it is to be in attendance at the depot. That officer will protect the passenger from iuIdo sition, secure h.m a hack, and prosecute the of fending hackman. Any refusal or neglect by the pol,c? officer a^he v pot to execute the law in this respect he kuow* ill be followed promptly by km dismissal. Strangers reaching the depot from steamboats or other places from whom illegal tare is U.iuainie J will apply to the police officer in attendance, whose duty it is to ascertain whether the far* demanded be illegal, and if so, lo prosecute the otlending hackman. ? ?' SHIRTS! SHIRTS!! SHIRTS!! WM. II. FAULKMliU, the only practical Shirt Maker in the city, would reapectfully nilorin his old customers, members of Congress, leaving their measures at his Shirt Manufactory they can have shirts made of the best material and warranted to lit in all case*? the reputation which these shirts ha ve acquired in this city, induces the advertiser to inviie those gentlemen who have been troubled with bad fining shirts to give hiui a call feeling assured that they will, on trial, admit their superiority. Sign of the Shirt, Pennsylvania avenue, between 3d and 4i streets, south side. P. S.?A good assortment of Furnishing Goods on hand, which will be sold cheap. Nov. 30?eodlm ]Union and Star.] "THB SFBOTA.TOH " A Weekly Journal Published at Wash, lugtou City. TUB undersigned propose to commence about the first of June next, in the City of Washington, the publication of a weekly news paper, to be called the Spectator, designed for general circulation among the people of the United States. Its columns will contain a full digest of the news ol the day, foreign and domestic; a weekly review of finance and the markets; a synopsis of the proceedings of Congress during its session; tables of election returns; the impor tant political action of Stale .Legislatures, and of party conventions; interesting miscellaneous and scientific matter; articles on Agriculture, together with original articles upon the leading topics ot the day. Much valuable information relative to I the operations of the Executive Departments, to gether with a weekly list of new patents, will be I lound in ita columns. A large portion of its space will be devoted to light literature, original, and selected. Its location at the political centre of the Union, will afford opportunites always to procure the latest and most reliable information on public affairs. It is the intention of the undersigned to make the Spectator an acceptable visiter to every house in the Union, and it will therefore not as sume on any occasion the position of a partizan psper, nor will it owe any allegiance to men; but entertaining fixed and decided views on questions of political economy, and upon our system of gov ernment, it will disseminate and promulgate (hem as occasion may require?always keeping carefully in view the interests of the country, growing out of foreign as well as domestic affairs. The Spectator will be printed in quarto form, on good paper and new type; each number con taming eight pages of matter, making one volume annually ol 410 pages. Each volume will be ac companied by a lull and comple index to its con tents, thus making it a most valuable paper for preservation and reference. It will be published every Saturday morning, at $2 per anuuin, payable always in advance. No paper will be continued beyond the time for which it is paid. All subscriptions and communications on busi ness should be addressed to the undersigned at \\ ashington, D. C. . AUG. F. HARVEY & CO. Washington City, April 13, 1955. PIANOS, PIANOS!?We have now 111 store the largest and most reliable stock of fianos ever offered in this city, from the justly re nowned manufactories of Hallet, Davis & Co., nw." VBacon & Raven, New York; and Knabe. $225 to *500 e ' r"n?inK in prices from In addition to those in store, we have on exhi bition at the Metropolitan Mechanics' Fair, at the Smithsonian Institute, four auperb Pianos made expressly lo our order for this Exhibition, any of which we will dispose of on reasonable terms. Also on hand, Guitars, Violins, Flutes, Accord eons, Melodeons, Banjos, Strings, Music, <fcc. Remember, at the Piano, Music, Stationery. Perfumery, and Fancy Goods Store of JOHN F. ELLIS, r- . Penn. avenue, near 10th street. Feb 25?3t USE THE MAGIC IMPRESSION PAPER, For Writing Without Pen or Ink-Copy I in? Leaves, Plants, Viewers, Pletures, Patterns for Kmbroldtry, Marking Lin en Indelibly, Manifold Writing. THIS Article is absolutely the best portable Inkstand in the known world, for a small quantity folded and placed in the pocket consti tutes a travelling Inkstand, which cannot be bro ken. No pen is needed, for any stick, sharpened to a point, writes equally as well as the best gold pen in the universe. For drawing it is indispen sable. It is, indeed, the whole art of Drawing and Painting?taught m one lesson. Any leaf, plant, or flower can be transferred to the pages of an album, with a minute and distinct resemblance of nature. With equal facility, picture# and em broidery patterns are taken, and have recsived the highest eulogiums from the fair sex ; and, in deed, a more tasteful present for a lady could not be produced. This Magic Paper will also mark Linen, or other articles, so as to remain perfectly indelible. All the washing in the world fails to bring it out Any child can use it with perfect ease. With this Magic Paper, likewise, one or four copies of every letter written ran be secured without any additional labor whatever, making it the cheapest and most convenient article extant. It '? "?e'* to great advantage by reporters of the public press, telegraphic operators, and hosts of ot hers. Each Package containa four different colors? } 'sck, Blue, Green, and Red, with full and printed Instructions for all lo use, and will last sufficiently long to obtain Five Hundred distinct Impressions. It is put up in besutifully enamelled colored Envelopes, with s truthful likeness of the Pro prietor attached. Each and every package war ranted. J ETPrice $2 a dozen; or five for one dollar. Single packages 25 cents. Address, post paid, N. HUBBELL, No. IG7 Broadway, New York. OPINIONS OF THE PRESS. Hi/shell's Magic Impbebsion Paper.?We refer our readers to the advertisement in another col umn, setting forth the merits of this pleasing and ingenious invention. The chespness should in duce all to give It a trial.? Philadrlphia Merchant ll is unsurpassed for neatness and utility, and should meet with the sale it richly deserves? Tribun*. April 3?lm Blank, rooks and stationery. Just received from a sheriff's sale in Phila delphia, a very large lot of Blank Books, Letter and Cbd Psper,Steel Pens, Fsber's Pencils, Math* matical Instruments, Black Sand. Buff Envelope Paper, Inkstands. Slates, Cepy Books snd School Books, sll of which we will sell low for cssh GRAY <te BALLANTYNE, _No4S<S Seventh Street. A UTO BIOGRAPHY OF A JOURNEY. nL man Printer?The Workingman s Way in the World, being the Autobiography of a Journey man Printer. Classic and Hiatoric Patriota, by James Bruce. Just published and for sale at TAYLOR St MAURY'S Bookstore, near 9th street. rpRlAL OF MATT. F. W ARD.?FulTauii X authentic Report, with the Speeches delivered on the occasion, and the Beply of Alfred Alien E?q , Attorney for the Commonwealth. The Beligion of the Northmen, by Rudolph Keyser, Professor of History m the University ol Norway Reverence in the Sanctuary, by a Layman Just published and for sale at TAYLOR it MAURY'S Bookstore, near 9th at. CARD. To tks Ladit* of Washington, Q?rgtto*n,y AWr an/iria. fr. Henry weirmns indiee,?iw.,aBd children's French shoes are sold by the un dersigned, on 15th Street, just above Corcoran dr HLiggs * Banking House, in hia new building, with the high marble steps, where he will receive la dies orders, and keep constantly on hand every variety of ladies', misses, and children's French gaiter walking shoea, white and black satin gaiters. dLTT*.' ' m,*le 10 order b7 " Weirman, ol hiladelphia of the beet French gaiter materials, and in the U.est Parisian styles. These gaiters are entirely different from what are generaly known aa " slop-shop shoesWeing all custom wor'i ?? snpenor workmanship, and warranted lo give perfect satisfaction. Ladies, who value beauty, comfort, and econ omy, will consult their interest by giving me a call, and examine for themselves. C. WEIRMAN, MORNING GOWNS.? A large and fine assort meat, at all prices, for sale by WALL STEPHENS,