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CITY OF WASHINGTON, THURSDAY MORNING JUNE 14, 1855.
W ASHINGTON SENTINEL IS rU bush ZD TEI-WKXXLY AND WIKXLY BY iRVRRLEY TUCKER AND WM M- OVEKTON, IVarift JJu'/Jinr. Hear thr. CapUot, oi ry or wssuinoton. TERMS, Tn-Weekly...* 5^0 Weekly * 00 To Clubs ok Individual, subscribing tor live or more copies? Tri-Weekly, per a.inum, in advance $3 00 Weeky " " 1 50 Postmasters are requested to act as agents J jgpf? . . rilHE SONS OP THE SIHIIS. A HIS 1 tory of tbe Ris^, Progress, aud JJeMiuy ot the American Party, and its probable influence on the next Presidential election, to which is added a Bnv ew of tbe Letter of the lion. Henry A. Wise against the Know-nothings, by an Ame rican. The History o1 Mason and Dixon's Line, con tained in an Address delivered by John H. B. Latrobe, of Maryland, before the Historical So ciety of Pennsylvania, November S, 18f>4. Mirana Elliot, or the Voice of the Spirit, by S. M. II Autobiography of Charles Caldwell. M. D.,with a Prcface, Notes, aud Appendix, by Harriet W. Warner Just received and for s?le by R. FARNHAM, Corner of Peat), avenue and 11th street. Feb 15 HARPER'S MAGAZINE; tor September is a magnificent number, filled with superior engravings, and for sale at Shilling-ton's book store. The great Illustrated Magazine of Art for Sep tember is one of the best that has been issued. Leslie's Ladies' Gazette for September contains all (he new Fall fashions. The Knickerbocker Magazine for September. Godey's Lady's Book, Graham's Magazine, anti Putnam's Magazine, all lor September, received and for sal* at SHILLINGTON'S Bookstore. THE FAILURE of Free Society.?Soci ology for tbe South, or the Failure of Free Society, by George Fitzhugh- On sale at TAYLOR & MAURY'S Hook 8tore. near 9th street. STOVE QUARRY*?I am prepared to fur nish from my quarry, opposite the Little Falls and adjoining tbe quarry of the late Timothy O'Neale, any quantity of stone that may be needed for building purposes. Apply to the undersigned at his house on H, between 19th aud 20th streets, in the First ward, or to Mr."Paine, at the quarry. July 27 WILLIAM B. SCOTT. COMMENTARIES on the Jurisdiction Practice, and Peculiar Jurisprudence of the Courts of tbe United States, vol. 1, by George Ticknor Curtis. History of the Crusades, their Rife, Progress, aud Results, by Major Proctor, of the Royal Military Academy. Cumining's Lectures on the Seven Churches. On sale at TAYLOK ic MAURY'S Bookstore, Nov lti near 9th street. TO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND STRANGERS. WATCHES.?Members of Congress and others in wsntol perfect timekeepers would do well to make their selections at once, in order to lest their quality before leaving the city. Our assortment tor both Ladies and Gentlemen was never so complete as at present, embracing ? very description, which we offer unusually low. M. W GALT & BROTHER, Perm avenue; between 9tb and 10th streets. Jan IS DA XI i;L ER Messrs. Taylor .te MAURY have a tew of the original sub scriber*'<-opies of the works of Daniel \Vebster, primed rtn very tine imperial paper, in which Mr. Webster inscribed his name. Six volumes price $20. T. fie M. are the only.booksellers in the United States who have any copies is their possession. Mar 11 Bookstore near 9tb st. HI Mi W ATC kTeS <k RICH JEWELRY. HO. HOOD, Pennsylvania avenue, between ? 44 and 6th streets, has just returned from 1 tie north with a good assortment of the most rich and lasbionable Jewelry in tbe market, which be puruhsaed for cash at very low prices, aud now ot t'ers lor sale the same, at wholesale or retail, much cheaper than goods of like quality have ever been sold for in this section of country. Please call at his fiore. sign ofthe large spread eagle. N. B. Special attention paid to the repairing of J watches by W. W: Hollingsworth. Tn E AMERICAN SPORTSMAN, Con taining Hints to Sportsmen, Notes on Sport ing. and the Habits of the Game Birds and.Wild Fowl of America, by Eli*hs J. Lewis, M. Lt^cWUb numerous illustrations. For sale at .? $ TAYLOR Je Jan. 4 Book Store, nenr N" I) GENERAL AGENCY.?The undersigned most respectfully informs, by this notice, his riends aod tbe public in general, here and esle where, that he has opened an Agency Office lor the prosecution of claims pf every description against the government, before the several depart inents or Congress ; procure pensions, bounty aads. extra pay, and arrearage pay, and will au end to the buying and selling of real estate, the reuting of bouses, and a general collecting busi oess; he will also turnisn parties at a distance with such information as they may desire froui the seat of government. Charges will be mode sate. Office, at present, will be on M near ISth rtreel Rmttnon. Hon. J. C. Dobbin, Socretary of the Na*y Hon. J. Davis, Secretary of War. N. Callan, esq.. PruiJent of tho Board of Com mon Council. Oen. John M. McCalla, Attorney at t*ms. James H. Caustin, esq W C. Redd all, State Departmeia. SAMUEL G. TAYLOR. Jan 17?t! C\ ONSERVE and Preserved Ginger and / Chow-Chow, Attea and Choeng Loong, Can ton, fresh importation. For sale by SUEKELL BROTHERS, No. 40. opposite the Centre Market. OM'T P All. TO CALL AT HtMlO'fl if yon wish to purchase snything in the way m fine American London or Geneva wstcbcv (that can be relied en lor the true time.) rich gold jewelry,pure silver ware, Are., &c., and save from 15 tn per cent, as he is now ceoeiving hit Fall supply, which will l? sold at the lowest wholesale rates. Fine watches and jewelry repaired, and war ranted to give satisfaction H. O. HOOD'S Pa. avenue, between 4| and 6th streets, sign ol tbe large spread eaele. VTEW BOOK* RECEIVE!) AT SHIL JLn LINGTON'S Bookstore? The Dodd Family, by Charles Lever, author of) Charles O'Malley. Behind the Scenes, by Lady Bulwer Lytton The Lamplighter, one ofthe most fascinating to>ok? ever written. Everything in the Rook, Newspaper, and Sta onery line lor sale at JOE SHILLINGTON'S Bookstore, Odeon Building, corner 4) street and Pa. svenne. J7HW ARD LYCBTT, Mo., Book Hinder, Potomac Hall, corner of Eleventh-street and a ry land ivsnue. over Clarke s Drug store. Wash ington, D. C. Rvery style of book-hiading executed, either in velvet, Turkey Morocce, Russia, or fancy colors calf. Periodicals and Muaic neatly half bound. Mr Lycxtt respectfully suggests to his friends that while much hsa been done to transmit family recorda, little care has been taken to preserve pa rental likenesses He takos this method to inlorm bis friends, snd these desirous ef perpetlisting per sonal remembrances, that daguerreotype Itke n esses, can be inlaid on the inside cover* of fami ly biblea, presentstion-books, o^ keepsakes, s|ieci ment of which csn be seen st his bindery, or he ?en be sddressed bv letter, which will be promptly attended to LAND FOR MALE.?The Subscriber will dispose ot thirty acres of Isnd,being part of his fsrm known as Delcarlia, situated nesr the Little Falls, in Montgomery county, Md., snd adjoining tb? contemplated water-works. It it an excellent piece- of land, and both from its fertility snd lo cality is admirsbly suited for s msrket gsrden. Apply to the andarsigned, or to his overseer on the fsrm WILLIAM B SCOTT, ?ept 17?if On H between 19th sad '20th its WOOD OASr-CAUTIOll' BE it known that I, the aubacrlber ob tained letter* patent in December, 1851, lor an apparatus for the destructive distillation ol wood, and the making therefrom ol tar or pitch at pleasure, and ga,; aud thai in the judgment ol competent persous the invention of au appar tus recently patented by W. D. Porter cannot be used by hnn or any other person without infring ing my said patent. And, further, that what is patented by said Porter rightfully belongs to me, as 1 expect to prove ere long before the United States Patent Otiice j and, further, thlt the use of said Porter's invention involves also a process which I am now claiming before the United States Patent Office, and which has been adjudged to be patentable to the first inventor thereof, and which said W.D. Porter has formally disclaimed, as ap pears upon the public records of said office, ol which au official copy is hereto annexed, and also a copy of his claims. In the National InteUigenoer of the 25th instant Mr. Porter announces that he has secured by patent the "exclusive right to making gas from wood," and threatens presecution to all parties infringing his patent. I a?k how thia statement comports with the fact of my patent of December, 1851, and how far the threat can intimidate under such circumstances? Mr. Porter's claim is based upon a movable perforated diaphragm, and was so undcratood by the Patent Office, as it appears from the records of the Patent Office that his claim was at tir*! relused as interfering with a prior pateut to Robert Fouiis, ol Canada, for an equivalent contrivance. This claim, as given t>?? low, and ill which the perforated diaphragm is the saving clause, is what Mr Porter cahs securing the ?? exclusive right to making gas from wood." The statement carries absurdity on its lront, and is g libel on the good sense of the Patent Office If such a claim or right had been granted, it would forbid every coal-kiln and e.harcoul manufactory in the country. Tlie following copies of correspondence and extracts from the records ol the Patent Office will show tlie true state ol the ea?e: Unitkd States Patrnt Office, A ug-nat 25, 1854. Sir. In reply to your letter of this date, asking " if any patent has been granted to W. D. Porter, dated 22d August, lb54, or at any other tune, or to any other person or persons, securing to him or them " the exclusive right of making gas from irood? and whether any such claim was made by W. D. Porter, under his application for a patent, which letters patent were issued bearing the above date, you are informed that W. D. Porters claims are believed to be c nfined to his appara tus; aud, further, this office is not aware that a patent has been granted heretofore lor the exclu sive right of making gas from wood. It would, however, be unjustifiable to expect me to make an extended investigation to answer your re quests 1 am, respectfully, your obedient servant, C. Mason, Commissioner ol Patents. W. P. McConaell. Esq., Care of Prof. C. G. Page, Washington, D. C. The. United States Patent Ofiee?To all persons to whom these presents shall come, graing : This is to certify that the annexed is a true copy from the files of this office of an extract from a paper filed in the matter of the application of W. D. Porter for letters patent, in accordance w,l" which application letters patent were issued to the said W. D. Porter on the 22d day of August, eighteen hundred and fitty-four. In testimony whereof, I. Charles Mason. Com missioner of Patents, have caused the sea of the Patent Office to be hereunto affixed [l. 8.1 this 25th day of August, in the y?ar of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and filty four, and of the independence of the United States the seventy-ninth. C. Mason. Cow of disclaimer of W. D Porter in h is applica> turn for " an improved still for making wood gas?, filed August 5, 1*54. Letters patent issued August'22, 1854. . " I do not claim as my invention and discovery the improvements in making gas from wood, viz: subjecting the products of destructive distillation therelrom to a high degree of heat, substantially as has been described and for the purposes set forth in the specification of W. P. McConrfell. The United StaUs Patent Office?To all persons to whom the* presents shall come greeting : This is to certify that the annexed is a true cepv from the records of this office of an extract from the specification of W. D. Porter's patent, issued in the twenty second day of August, eighteen hundred and tifty-four. Iu testimony whereof, I, Charles Mason, Com missioner of Patents, have causad the seal of tha Patent Office to be hereunto affixed this twenty fifth day ot August, '**? '?! n the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four, and ot the independence of the United States the seventy-ninth. C. Mason. Extract from SpeaficMion of W. D. Perter on which letters patent were issued August 22, 18.M. Claim.?What I claim as my invention and de sire to secure by letter* patent is : "The construction of a gas apparatus "J*"'1, consisting ef a metallic or other cylinder B, the cones E and D, diaphram plate C, and exit pipe F, substantially as described in the foregoing spe cification, and shown in the accompanying draw The truth of the abavemay be ascertained from the records of fhe Patent Office, to which all have WM. P. McCONNELL, By his attorney CHAS. G. PAGE. fc fc l^OOR'IP RAILROAD MAP OF TI1E X UNITED STATES."?This celebra ted Map. recently eulogized by Lieutenant Mau rv in his "Virginia l^etters, is en ssle at Y' * TAYLOR * MAURY'S L>ec i Bookstore, near Ninth street SOUTHERN BOO*.--Origin ?r the C on stitution; Incorporation of the General <?ov ernment by the States; as national public agents in trust, with no sovereignty ; History of Copart nership Territories from the Virginia Deed, 1784, to the Treaty with Mexico, 1848; Division of the Public Lands; Specific Duties; Origin and History of the Puritans; Origin and Cause of Trouble be tween the North and South, and Jeopardy ol the Republic; Legnl mode of Redress pointed out; by W. B. Davis, Wilmington, North Carolina. Price Two Dollars. On Male at BISHOP'S Periodical Wore. No. 216 Pennsylvania avenue, adjoining Willard's Hotel 1 IME PEASANT HOY PHILOSOPHER ? by Henry Mayhew, price 75 cents The Essence of Christianity, by Ludwig i eaer bach translated from the second German edition by Marion Evans, translator of Straus s Life of Jesus, price $1 25. _ , , Travels in Europe and the East, by^amuel Ireneus Prime, two Tolnmes, price two dollars. Just published and for sale at TAYLOR & MAURYS T> %TRA Hnry^pUM Tea Set*, Albata Forks, Spoons, Ate.?M. W. Gait & Bro. have just received a beantiful assortment ol? Extra Plated Tea Sets, latest styles Castors, Cake Baskets, Card 1 rays, oCC Also, superior Albsta Fojks and Spoons. The above are of the very best quality, and un ?.iiiiylo?r. M w OALT & RRO Penn. avenue, between '.?th and 10th st?. A NCll OVIES, Varieties, and Shrimp u ^ Pa-t".?Anchovy Paste, genome, in jars. Anchovies in sauce, in pickle, and Esse nee,of Lobsters, Anchovies, and Shriwps. Ju*t received hv SHRKELL BROTHERS, |)rc 13?3tif No. 40, op. Centre Market W^ANDEHINt;!* IW CORSICA *. Uoralea; Picturesque, Historical, and Social; with a Sketch of the Early Life of Napoleon, translated from tha German by Edward Joy Morris. Price S i 50. Lecture* on English Literature, from Chancer to Tennyson, by Henry Reed. Price ? I 2*. Just published, and for salaat 1 TAYLOR fc MAURY? PROSPECTUS OP TH* "WASHINGTON KENTINGl.." I PROPOSE to publish in the city of Washin?.> ton, in September, a jtolitical newspaper, Un der the name of the WASHINGTON SENT! NEL. In doing so, it is proper I should make known the principles it will maintain. and the policy it will advocate. It will support cordially and earnestly the prin ciples of the Democratic parly of the United States it does not pro|K>se to be the organ of any Depart meut of the Government, except in no far as an in dependent maintenance of the doctrine* of that I parly may represent its opinion* and express its 1 viewa. It will not be ambition* to commend itself to the people by a blind flattery of their rulers. It will seek public support by the bold avowal of the sentiments which are common to the genuine Democracy ol the Union, and by the condemna tion of all such as may conflict with them, from whatever quarter they may come. It will seek to be (and it will endeavor to deserve the title) the organ of the Democratic purty of the United States. The Sbxtinkl will maintain, as a fundamental truth of that great party, that the States formed the Union between them by the ratification of the Con stitution at a compact; l>y which alse. they created the Federal Oovernment, and delegated U> it, a* their common agent the power- expressly specified in it, with an tixplir.il reservation of *!' ' others to the States, or to their seperute jjovrrii- | I meats. The exercise of any powers bevond tti-s- j thus delegated, is, therefore, an usurpation ol U>e ; reserved authority of the State* by the dgfn ...? j | their own creation The. Sb.wti.nei. will uphold and defend the Union upon the basis of the rights of tbe States?uuder the Constitution?and thus by sedulously guarding the latter, it will the more effectually strengthen and perpetuate the former. With regard to the exercise of the power* of the Federal Government, the Ssntinbl will take as the ) rinciples of its action, that Congress shall ex erci* no power which has not been delegated by the C. nstitution, according to a strict and fair in terpret lion of its language and spirit; and that it shall nc seek to attain indirectly an objectthrough the exei 'ise of constitutional power, for the direct attainme t of which it has no delegation of power. In other words, all powers exercised iuust be clearly gra ted. and ail granted powers must lie iiset! for no >ur|>ose, except such ?? is clearly in tended by th Constitution. In respect to the internal administration of the Government, the Sentincl will sustain' the settled policy of the Democratic party. It will labor to incnlcute this cardinal doctrine of Democratic in ternal policythat this Governmeni will best promote the freedom and .prosperity of the people of the States, by being less ambitious to exercise power, and more anxious to preserve liberty; and by leaving to the individual States the manage ment of all their domestic concern*?while it con tent* itself with guarding the confederacy from external violence, and directing the foreign policy of the country to the promotion of the common interests, and defence of the common rights, and honor of the States composing it. The Sentinel will advocate such a progressive foreign policy as will suit itself to the exigencies, and correspond with the expanding interests of the country. That |>oliey should be energetic and de cided ; but should temper firmness with liberality, and make its highest ends consist with the strictest principles of justice. The real interests of the country, upon each occasion demanding attention will be its guide la the course the Skntwkl wil pursue. The national policy of the world in this age is essentially aggressive. In th* growing sense ot weakness of some of the nations of the Old World, and the ambitious restlessness of others, a com mon motive to colonial extension has developed self. Our settled determination tc repel interference from abroad with our domestic concerns, wil prompt us to avoid it in the allairsx>f other coun tries, unless by their foreign or colonial policy our peace should be threatened, our security endan gered, or our interests invaded. For when the selfish interests of other nations prompt a foreign or colonial policy which infringes upon our rights, and places in the pathway of our commerce a dangerous and unfriendly rival, such a policy must be resisted by remenstr^nce, and, if need be, by war. Our foreign policy should, indeed, be defensive, but to be properly defensive, it musP sometimes be apparently aggressive. Our administration should be vigilant, watchful, and energetic. The world is full of important movements, commercial and politi/.al, deeply concerning American trade and American power. It is time we had an American foreign policy. We must have it. We cannot avoid it if we would. Wc hare larger interests, and a greater stake in the world and its destiny, than every other people. We occupy the best portion of a continent, with bo neighbors but a colony, and a worn-out, anarchical despotism. We are the olny people whose own land, without colonial de fendeacies, is washed by the two great oceans ol tbe world. Our agricultural productions are more varied nnd more essential to civilized life, and te human progress?our mineral and manufacturing resources more vast?our facilities and capacity for internal and foreign commerce more extended than those of any other people living under one government. A continent, to a greut extent, uii explored and exhaustless in its yet hidden wealth is at our leet. European trade seeks the great East through avenues whiob are at our doors, or must be made through our own limits. Europe, Asia, Africa, and the isles of the sea, lying all around us, look to us as the rising power, through the agency of whose example, and ever widening and extending, though peaceful influences, the bless ings of liberty, civilization, and religion, are des tined to triumph over the barbarism and supersti tion of th* millions of the world. And shall such a people refuse to lay hold upon their destiny, and act upon the high mission to which it is called? A mission so full of hope, though so laden with responsibility, whrh, if properly directed, must make our confederacy the harbinger of peace to the world, as well as the peaceful arbiter of its destiny. The SKifTiwKL will, therefore, advocate a Md and earnest foreign policy, such as the condition of the country demands; but it will advocate it under the Hug ofthe country?nowhere else. Its foreign policy must be consistent with the spotless honor and unimpeachable good faith of the country. To be respectable at home and abroad, and to he great in the eyes of the world, it must ask for nothing but what is right, and submit to nothing that is wrong. It must he liberal and magnanimous to the rights of others, and firm nnd immoveable in insisting o? its own. It must, in fine, be true to its own interests, rights, and honor?ft cannot then l?e false to those of other nations. Such, then, is the chart by which we shall Ih guriled. Independent nnd free, we shall endeavor to be honest and truthful. The true friends 01 democratic principles we shall cordially support and defend. Its enemies in the field or in ambush we shall oppose, and on all proper occasions def nounce. To our future brethren of the press we extend the hand of friendly greeting. The Sentinel is thr rival of no press ol its own party?the personal enemy of none of the other. The present Democratic Administration has our l?st wishes for its success in the establishment ot the great principles upon which it came into power; and in its honest labors to attain such an end it will find the Sknti.nel its friend and coadjutor. T ATI4R YB4RN, oy the Author ol "the jLJ Old House by the River.'' Mr. Rutherford's Children. second volume. Pebbles from the I.nice Shore, or Miscellaneous Poems, by Charles Lelnnd Potter, A. M. General Notions of Chemistry, translated from the French, by Edmund C. Evans. M. D. The Land of the Saracens, by Bnyard Taylor. Brushwood picked up on the Continent; or Last Summer's Trip to the Old World, by Orville Horwitx. The above are selected from a large arrival of newhooksat TAYLOR di MAURY'S Dec 0 Bookstore, near 9th at. TO OFFICERS. SOL.DIER9, *c., OK ALL WARS, THK1U WIDOWS ANU MINOR CIII1?I>RI?BI. S. M. KNIOHT. Attifrncy for Oov?rnintut CletuienA., WASHINGTON, D. C., C10NTINUES to give prompt and personal ut J tentiou to the prosecution of Claims of every description against the General Government, and particularly to those before the Treasury ^fP*r " nient, Pension and Bounty Land Bureaus I atent and General Land Offices, and Board of Cliims. An experience of years, and a familiarly with the means of obtaining the earliest and most fa vorable action on Claims, with bu lacilitiel for the dispatch of business, justify him in assuring his Correspondents, Claimant*, and the publi.. gener ally, that interests intrusted to his keejing will not be neglected. Pension, Bouuty Land, Patent, and Public Land Laws. He has nearly ready for gratuitous distribution among his business Correspondents, (and those who may become such,) a neat pamphlet c? ??? ing a syuopsiv of the existing I eusion, Bounty Land, latent, and Public Land Laws, down to the end of the late Congress, including the Bounty Land Act of 3d March, 185?, under which all who have heretofore received less than 160 acres are now entitled to additional land; said Act grants also 160 acres to all Officers, Non commissioned Officers, Chaplains, Soldiers, W;iiron-masters, Teamsters, and friendly Indians, of the Army, including State Troops, Volunteers, and Militia?and all Officers. Seamen, Ordinary Seamen, Marines, Clerks, nnd Landsmen, of t e Navy, not heretofore provided for, who have -erveJ not less than fourteen days (unless in bat tle) at any period since 1716; and to the widows and minor children of all such persons entitled, and deceased. ? This pamphlet contains "Forms of Application more full and complete than any eUewhere to be found; adapted to the wants of every class of Claimants under the Act, with copious decisions and instructions of the Department, and practical suggestions as to the course to be pursued in sus pended or rejected cases. Parties not wishing to avail themselves of tii facilities afforded by this office uj securing prompt and personal superintendence" of their claims at the Departments, can obtain copies of the above pnmphl&l by remitting thirty cents in postage stamps. Inducements to Correspondents. Correspondents who prepare and forward cases for management by this Agency will be dealt with liberally; supplied with all necessary blanks grafts, and kept constantly advised of the changes that from time to time occur in the execution of tlie It is within the subscriber's power to direct his Correspondents to the locality of very many per sons entitled under the late Act; and having o - tained several thousand Land Warrants under former laws, he is in possession of data that will materially assist in securing additional bounty. Fees, below the usual rates?and contingent upon the admission of Claims. w The highest cash prices given for Land War rants, Revolutionary Scrip, and llliuois Land 1>alan Address S. M. KNIGHT. Washington City. March 17?law2m REMICJM BOOTS.?Gentlemen are re quested to call at my store, Browns Hotel, and examine the fine case of BOOTsthatwas awarded the highest premuim at the Metropolitan Mechanics' Institute, manufactured by Godfrey & Co., Philadelphia. Please call early, as they will be returned in a few days. I have a fine as sortment of Boots on hand and for sale from the same establishment; nlso, of C. Benkerts and . Conrad's make, of Philadelphia, as well as my own manufacture, comprising the largest and best se lected stock of Boots tha\h??'vr: market JOHN MILLS, Fashionable Bootmaker, Browns' Hotel. March 19 READY MADE CLOTHING^ At REDUCED PRICES?As the ?ea*ou is advanced, we have determined to sell ofl ttie remaining portion of our winter stock at greatly reduced prices; therefore gentleman wish ing to consult economy in purchasing line Over coats, Talmas Dress, Frock, and Business Coats Black and Fancy Cashmere Pants; Ve'^1' b''kJ Satin, and Merino Vests; Lnder Shirts. and Drawers, and all other ready made torments of fine quality, will find our present vartfhy to be as well assorted as in the beginning of the season, .Mb ?he advantage & STEPHENS, 322 Pa. avenue, next to Iron Hall. Feb 24 ATER-COLOR PI CTIIRE H. Messrs. TAYLOR Ac MAURY beg to an nounce that, at the suggestion of several of our citizens, the pictures now on exhibition at their store will be raffled for. Eleven prizes ; sixty chances, at *>. April 1*2 Bookstore, near Ninth street. April 12 JUST RECEIVED AT TAYLOR As MAl/ rv's Bookstore, near 9th street? The Plurality of Worlds, with an Introduction by Edward Hitchcock, D. D. u A Lamp to the Path; or, the Bible in the Heart, the Home, and the Market Place, by the Rev. W K. Tweedie, D. D. , ? The Catacombs of Rome, by the Right Kev. w. J Narraw ve of a Voyage to the Northwest Coas of America, by Gnbriel Franchere. Cortnne, by Madame De Stael, new edition. Vathek, by Beckford, Female Poets of Great Britain. do Western Scenes and Adventures, illustrated. Life of Napoleon, by Haxlitt, jfo SC1IONENBEHG & THUN, JtKCHT*?CONSHLrRTEN. GENERAL AMERICAN AND FUEEiGN AGENCY, For the Collection of Claime, the Procurement of Patents, Bounty Lands, and Pensions. BUREAU OF TRANSLATION From the French, Spanish Italian, and Oerman Languages, and for Topographical and other Drawings^ ^ glpe<t Washington City, O.C. Nov 18 tf tlTRAVr HATS.?We have now opened N our Spring supplv of Straw Goods, and ar# prepared to show a full assortment. All our goods being bought for cash, we are-prepared to sell at the lowest prices. STEVENS S May 3?3nf Sales Room, Brown s Hotel. iTlUtOTHER'S KEEPER, by Mis* A. B Warner, author of Dollars and Cents, Mr. Rutherford'. Children, Arc. Jus. pnbhshed and for sale by " FARNH AM, May 5 Corner of Pa. avenue and 11th street. frnE HEALING OF THE HATION*, by I Charles Linton; with an Introduction and Appendix by N P Tal'madge. Published by the Society for the Diffusion of Spiritual Knowledge. New York, 1 large octavo volume, price SI M. For sale at _ , TAYLOR Jr MAURY S Bookstore. jyjny 5 near 9th street. BROWN AND SHOOK, GKNKRAI. COMMISSION ANT) FORWARDING MF.R CHANTS, RICHMOND, VA. And Agents for " Kerr's" " Sumrnerdean" Old Rve, and PP. Hanger'. " Old Rye ' Whisky. Premtnm b Au'etter* promptly answered, and orders filled Feb 20?3tn ' LAW PARTNERHlllP.?Supreme Court of the United States.?ROBKRl J. WaLKEK and LOUIS JAN IN have formed a copartnership under the name of " Walkkr Ai Janin, for the argument of cases in the Supreme Court of the United States, at Washington city, where both will atteud throughout the future sessions of thai court. They may be addressed at Washington, New York, or New Orleans. Jsn 19?eo3m New music.?w c. zantzinger hu. just received from the publishers. Firth, Pond Jc Co., New York, and George Willieg,jr Baltimore, an assortment of their latest publica tion*. JSfr Pianos tuned, warranted to give satis faction. STATIONERS' HALL, adjoining Kirkwood House Ue<- 16?.'Stawif Yaluaiile hual estate for Male.?Tho block of buildings known as 4 the Union Buildings,"' and now occupied by the Union newspaper establishment. They are sun ated on E street, between 13th and 14th streets ami fronting directly on Pennsylvania avenue. The lot is 70 feet frout by 159 feet deep. The properly is susceptible of division and re-arrangement, and its position such as must rank it among the best business stands on the avenue, and is yearly in creasing in value. The time of the present lessee expires on the 1st September next, on which day possession may had. Also, that large three-story Brick House on 17th street west, (opposite the War Office, and three doors south of G street.) Also, that three-story House ou 17th street went, next door to the Government Building, at the corner of F and 17th streets. Should the above property not be sold at private sale prior to the 15th of May, it will be *old on that day at public auction. Terms will be made favorable to the purchaser. Apply to CH. H. WINDER, Corner of 17th and G streets March 20?2awtl5May Satire and satirists, by ja.mes Hannay, author of tSinglrton Fontieroy, iSce Cosas de Espnna, or Going to Madrid, via Mar celona. Just published and for salt* at TAYLOR & MAURY'S March 6 Bookstore, near 9th street. Modern i,a!Igua<;e?s~-d. e. Groux. a native of France, teac.ner of Modern Lan guages, especially French. Spanish, and Gennan ^'raBslntiont made with correctness and punctu ?Jity. Professor of Numesmatics, for the classifi cation and explanation of medals and coins. Pennsylvania avenue, south side, betweeu 'ith and 7th streets, opposite Brown's Hotel. Furnished Rooms to rent at that place ^21?<Itf NION K1AL.L, HOTEL AND REEEC tory, C street, between Cth and 7th streets, Washington. E. J. WILLSON, W. II. HEYWARD. Dec. 15?tf PROSPECTUS or THE UNITED STATES TIMES, A Weekly Rtwipaper to be published In Washington City. The undersigned, expecting soon to retire from the position he has for some time held asSuperin tendent of the United States Census, intends to devote himself to the control and management ol the Review, of which, for the last nine years, he has been the editor and proprietor, and to the publication in the City of Washington of a weekly newspaper with the above title. The material for this paper will consist, in part, of selections or extracts from articles admitted into the Ivevikw, but mainly of other original lite rary, educational, industrial, aud miscellaneous matters, including digests of the current events ol the day, home and foreign; the proceedings of Congress and the acts jof the Government; lite rary and scientific sketches and essays upon leading and popular topics; biographical sketches of public men; digest of official reports, State and 1'ederal; the state of the markets in the several arge cities; the progress and prospects of crops; supply, demand, prices, etc.; the increase of the country as shown by statistics, bringing down those of the National Census always to date. The object will be, through careful editorial management aud a large and well selected cor respondence. to establish at the seat of govern ment a Pamily Newspaper which shall be adapted to the wants of every community; imparting musement and information, and political, only to the extent of maintaining the institutions of ths country and defending the rights and sovereignty of the States. The City of Washington, from the advantages which it presents for obtaining material of every kind, through the action of the Smithsonian Insti tution, the Patent Office, and the National Agri cultural Convention, etc., and the several Bureaus and Departments of Government, from ift conti guity to the large commercial cities, from the ex tended, exciting, and all important interests that concentrate upon it, is, perhaps, the most eligible location for such a journal, aud ample guarantees of its success have already been received. It will be printed in folio for the convenience of binding, and similar in style to the New York Albion. Terms: $2 per akot'm. in advance. To Clubs, of 10 sunscRiRKK*, at one po?t office, S15 in advance. To SubscnlH-rs of D*Bow'? Review, not in arrears, the Review and Times together, in advance. Advertisements on accommodating terms. In order to increase the usefulness of the Ri view, which has now acquired a very extensive circulation, it will be enlarged from 112 to 140 or 150 pages, and otherwise improved by additional editorial assistance and an able corps of eontribu iors. A monthly historical digest of events wdl be embraced in its psges. valuable for future refer; cnce. ? The subscription price of the Rkvikw will re main at $5 per annum, but for the convenience of the large class of persons who may not desire the whole work, or who may only solicit in formation upon one or more of the subjects to which it is devoted, it is in contemplation t?t make a separate publication of the matter relating to Agriculture, another of that relating to Manufae lure*,- a third *> Internal Imprwvmrnis ,? a fourth to Commercf y and a fitth to Kdneatwn and Ijettrrt. These publications will be but departments of tin whole work, and may be subscribed for separately at $1 per annum each. They will appear monthly in handsome periodical style, of from twenty-five to thirty-two pages ; constituting an annual octavo volume of .160 pages each, showing at a single view and in a condensed form thv whole remits, within the year, iu the particnlar dryaiin eur own country and abroad, as the Review itself will show them ?? ail of iht Jrpartmenis of indus try ami enterprise. The Office of DeRow's Review will remsin as before at New Orleans, though a branch w.ll be located at W aslungton, which will be also the main office of the other Journals, and may be addressed .it all time* in regard to them. The particular address of the editor, whether \V^h mgton or New Orleans, will be furnished froia time to time, in the work. J. D. B. DEBOW. Wariiinotom, Nov. 26, 1S54. pm- DtHow's Industrial, Resource*, thr?e handsomely bound volumes upon the Progress and Wealth ol the United States, 1,800 pages royal octavo, double columns, clear print, library edi tion, may still I* ordered. Price SC delivered at the expense of the author. WASHINGTON 1IIIAMCH KA1LBOAO. filftSfl THE TRAINS Leave Washington at 6 and 8J a. m., and J aud 4*Leave Baltimore at 4J and 9J a. in., and 3 and On 'Sunday* the only train fromBalttmorc is that leaving at 4* a. ni., and Iro.n Washington at May's?if. T. IL PARSONS, Agent. BY RAILROAD direct TO T S n w 33 B1* ? Tim. between Wa.Waftoa a?dWh?llnf bat II 1?S? n#??' Running time between Washington and Cinein nati 27 hours!! Through Tickets and Baggage Checka to be had in Washington!!! BALTIMORE AND OHIO It AIL BO AD HAVING greatly Improved Ite Western connections now otters the fullest menu to travellers between Washington, Belli more* and all portions of the West, the Wlhwest and the Southwest. . The connection between the trains from Wash ington and the trains bound west from Baltimore is always promptly made at the Washington Junc tion (lately called the Relay House) ? miles from Baltimore. This is the onry change of cars re. quired between Washington and the Ohio river. Baggage is checked through to Wheeling at the Washington station, and rechecked and transfer red lhere, (with the passengers) without charge, for those holding through i ickets lor points beyond. The connecting trains leave Washington daily at 6 a. in. and 4* p. m. On Sundays at the letter hour only. , ... At Wheeling direct connection is made with the trainsof the CENTRAL OHIO RAILROAD, run ning from Bellairre on the Ohio, near Wheeling, through Cambridge, Zanesville and Newark, to COLUMBUS. These trains connect at Newark with the cars of the Newark. Mansfield and Sand usky Railroad for Sandusky, Toledo, Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis, etc. At Columbus the C. O. Railroad trains connect with the fast trains of the Little Miamt Railroad to Xenia, CINCINNATI, LOUISVILLE, etc. At Xevia (on Little Miami Railroad) connection is formed with the trains through Dayton, to INDI ANAPOLIS, Terre Haute, Lafayette, Chicago, Rock Island, St. Louis, etc. U3" Passengers holding through tickets lor Memphis, VicLsburg, Natchez, New Orleans et=., which are also sold at Washington, are transfer red at Cincinnati to the Mail Steamers on the Ohio. Tickets for Evansville, Cairo, and St. Louis are sold by this route. . ITT- FOR CLEVELAND, and via Cleveland to Toledo, Detroit, Chicago, etc., tickets are sold, when the Ohio is navigable between Wheeling and VVelUville (forty miles) where a connection with the Cleveland and Pittsburg Railroad is made. Travellers are requested to notice that while this is the only route affording through tickets and checks in Washington, it is also the shortest, most speedy, and direct to nearly all the leading points in the great West. The distance from Washing ton to Cincinnati is but 653 miles, being about 100 mile* ?liorter than by any other route! FARE BY THROUGH TICKET FROM WASHINGTON: To Wheeling, 59 50; Columbus, 813 65: Dayton, $15 50; Cincinnati, f 16; Louis ville, by railroad, $18 65; by ateamer from Cincin nati, $lS; Indianapolis, $17 M; Cleveland, $12 15; Toledo, $15 80; Detioit, $15 20; Chicago $20 65 and $19 50; St. Louis, $28 50 and $25; Memphis, $'i6; New Orleans, $31, etc. ~t-ti ILT FOR FREDERICK and HARPER S FER RY, MARTINSBURG, BERKLEY SPRINGS, CUMBERLAND, BEDFORD SPRINGS, Pied mont, Oakland, and Fairmount, passengers may leave Washington at 6 a. m. or 4* p. m. For the minor wav stations between Baltimore and Wheel ing, take 6 a. in. train from Washington. VJ- For trains to and from Baltimore, Annapolis, etc., see special advertisements. ITT" For further information, through tickets, Sec., apply to THOS. H. PARSONS, Agent at Washington Station. JOHN H. DONE, Master of Transportation Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Baltimore May ?ly. EXCELSIOR; HELPS TO PROGRESS in Religion, Science, and Literature. A new monthly magazine, edited by the Re* James Hamilton, D. D., of London. Price $1 30 per annum. u Although nominally e young Men s Magazine, it will be a main effort of the conductors to pro vide for young men that healthful stimulus and the aids to improvements, which many ol them are now so anxious to secure. The editor has secured the assistance of many able and excelled contributors, and every effort will We made to render the work worthy the pat ronage and support of the christian public Agents for the District, GRAY 6c BALLANTYNE, Seventh street. REAT COMPLAINTS having been x made of the irregularity of the running of the l>oats between Washington and Alexandria, for the sccommodation of the public, the has determined to run the steamer GhOKOt rAGE as follows, vi?.: From Washington, 6J, 6, ?i, and 11J a. m.j 1, 3, From^Alexandria, 7i, 8|, 10J, a. m.; 12J,2, 4, nnd .r>i. p. m. ... n i Omnibuses connecting with the boat will leave the corner of Seventh street and Pennsylvania avenue ut 6, 7J, &i, and 11, a. iu , 12J, and 4^, ' Nov 7?tr. GEORGE PAGE A FRENCH GESTLJ5MAM WILL give instruction in his native tongue in compensation of Board in a respectable family of this city or vicinity. Referencea of character and capacity will be given. Address M. E., at this oflice. May 12?oed2w A VALUABLE FARM IN VIRGINIA, / m (I .(MM) Acres) for Sale.?Having leased for a term of years, "The Fauquier White Sulphur Springs'* to persons whose high reputation war rants the belief they will be kept in the best style, the undersigned now offers for sale the valuable farm which Mirrounds the Springs. It contains upwards ol 450 acres oflow grounds ?remarkable for extraordinary crop* of eorn, and capable of being made the best possible meadows. As part of this lind yielded 100 bushels of a single a?re, in 18' 3, the twelfth year of successive culti vation. without manure; and in 1854, bad as was the ?easOn, produced 70 bushels?the harm is easily susceptible of division, and is certainly one of the best in Virginia. Terms: One-third on the 1st of December next, and the balance in one and two years thereafter, with interest from date of deliveiy. For further particulars inquire of the subscriber, by letters addressed to " Warrenton Springs, Vir ginia," or to Washington, D. C. May I?tf THOMAS GREEN. NEW WORK on the Catholicity of the j True Church.?The Golden Heed, or the True Measure of a True Church, by II. F.Barrett, price $1. just received 1 May jo R. FARNIIAM. A NEW WORK, by the Author of the Heir ol Redclyffe. The Castle Builders,by the authorof the Heart s Ease, in paper covers ; price 50 cents ; bound, 75 cents. Just published and for sale at TAYLOR & MAURY'S March 31 Bookstore, near Ninth street. g i Al nr.R'*?Jui?t received a large ae \ Jf aonmant ol Pate De Foies Gras, from Stras burg, in small aud large jars. Jan XI?t & GAUTIER WASHINGTON SENTINEL TEAMS OP ADVERTISING. One square (twelve lines) 1 insertion f0 u i k 2 m 7? m u 3 u 1 00 ?? M 1 week 2 00 ? ? " 1 month 5 0? Business cards, not exceeding iix liae* for not less than six mouths, iaserted at htllpfKS? Yearly advertisements subject to special ar rangement. Long advertisements at reduced rates. Religious, Literary, and Charitable notieee ?? serted gratuitously. All correspondence oa business must be prepaid GREAT ATTRACTION. PREMIUM DAGUERREOTYPES tsken at STEWART'S Gallery, Pennsylvania ave nue, over Gait's Jewelry Store. Pictures in best quality oi cases from 50 cents and upwards. ? We invite the public to call and jndge for them selves* March 17?dlmo Prospectus op de bows re view, volumes XIV. and XV., adapted pri marily to the southern and western States of the Union, including statistics el foreign and domestic industry and enterprise. Published monthly in New Orleans, at $5 per annum, in advance. A few complete sets of the work, thirteen volumes, bound handsomely, (600 to 680 pages,) are for sale at the office, New Orleans, deliverable in any of the large cities or tewns. -Sep 7?tf FOR THE SPRING TRADE, Geutta Ho siery and Under-Gimeuti,?STEVENS, Brown's Hotel, is now opening a fresh and large variety of Gent's Undershirts and Drawers. Also, a large assortment of silk and cotton Half-Hose, plain and fancy. STEVENS'S Feb 24?3tif Sales Room, Brown's Hotel. THE SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, dele ted to Indugtf,Science, and Mechanics. Published weeklylrtl28Fulton street, N. Y.,(Suu Buildings,) by Munn & Co. Terms: $2 a year; fl in advance, and the re mainder in six months GREAT EXCITEMENT IN NEW YORK Plauos and Melodeons for Caah. HORACE WATERS, the great Music and Piano Forte dealer, 333 Broadway, New York, prel'ering to shsre s large per cent, with his customers, rather than pay it to the sharpers of Wall street, to rsise available means to enable him to stem the present tight times,offers his immense assortment of elegant and warranted Pianos and Melodeons at a large discount frpm factory prices, for cash. His assortment comprises Pianos front three of the largea^and mom celebrated Boston manufactories; also those of several of the best New York makers, including the beautiful and much admired Horace Waters Pianos from his own factory, and Melodeons ol the best Boston. New Haven, New York, and Buffalo makes ; af fording an opportunity for selections not to be had elsewhere. Each instrument warranted. Second hand Pianos at great bargains?prices from 560 to to S160. Music and musical instruments of all kinds. Dealers, teachers, and heads of schools supplied on the best terms. Music sent by inail, postpaid. General and select catalogues ol mu sic and schedule of factory prices of Pianos, Melo deons and musical instruments forwarded to any address, free ol postsge. Sept 21?d3m AYLOR At MAURY have the holier to announce the completion of preparations for the festive season. In addition to their ordinary stock, (which has always been characteriied by elegance and variety,) they have received? A choice selection of beautifully illustrated and tastefully bound Books. Articles of'vertu," in Porcelain, Bronze, and Other manufacture. Writing Desks, in papier mache and rosewood Card Baske s, Inkstands, Ladies' Cabas. Cigar Stands and Cases, Portemonnaies. Taper Stands, Sec. Together with a general assortment ol novelties remarkable for a combination of the useful with the ornamental, at prices suitable to the artisan or millionaire. Book and Stationery store, near 9th street Russia as it ih, by count de gu rowslri. MEMOIRS, Speeches, and Writings, of Robert RantouL, jr., edited by Luther Hamilton. SACRED POEMS AND HYMNS for public and private devotion, by James Montgomery. THE PLANTER'S NORTHERN BRIDE, a Novel, hy Caroline Lee Hcntx, with illustrations frem original designs, in 2 vols. THE CHMRCH, in a series of Discourses, by Sylvester Judd, Pastor of Christ Church, Maine. HISTORY OF OLIVER CROMWELL and the English CommenweaKh, from the execution of Charles I. to the death of Cromwell, by M. G. Guizot. translated by A. R. Scoble, in 2 vols. HISTORY OF THE FRENCH PROTEST ANT Refugees, from the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes to our own days, by M. Charles Weiss. Professor of History in the Lycee Bonaparte, in 2 vols. I VOICES OF THE NIGHT, by Rev. John Cum ming, D. D. VOICES OF THE DAY, by Rev. John Cum ming, D. D. Just published and received at the bookstore ef R FARNHAM, Apr 10 Corner of 11th st. and Penn. av. Examples op machinery and Mill-work?Being plans, sections, andeleva tion of works in several depsrtments ol Msi^iine ry, Mill-work, and General 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, TREBLE PATENT IMPROVED EYE let Machine. First pstent combined on one stock. Second pstent, self-feeding in the eyelets. Third pstent, pateut improved fsstener, riveting both sides. All parties in want of a good Eyelet Machine are strongly recommended to use none but ,-Lip msn'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 sod to fit the Eyelet, and in one operation clinches the Eyelet on both sides. It saves time, as the papers, See., need not 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 away papers, as well as to the attorney or conveyancer, the shomsker, tailor, miliner, and numerous others, and is a very labor-ssving machine. Agents for Washington, TAYLOR & MAURY, ?ook and Stationery Store, near 9th at. May 24 T) 1 A T ED TEA SETS^-I have Just re I ceived some new styles Albata and SJver Plated War* that I offer at manufacturer's prffes; also, a large assortment of Spectacles, of every description; together wit* a good assortment of fure Silver Ware, of my own manufacture, which will retail at wholeaale prices. H. O. HOOD, * 418 Penn. avenue, bet. 4J and 6th sts., Sign of the Large Spread Eagle. Feb 25?dlwif Washington irvincs new Work, Wolfert's Roost and other Papers, now first collected, by Wsshington Irving. Scottish Songs, Ballads, and Poems, by IIerr Ainslee Full Proof of the Ministry, a Sequel to the Boy who wss trained up to be a Clergyman, by John N. Norton, A. M. Memoirs of Life, Exile, and Conversations of the Emperor Nspoleon, by the Count de lee Caaea, nth portraits snd other lllustrstions. Mannel of Sscred History, by John Henry Kurtz, D. D. Just published and for sale at TAYLOR & MAURY'S Feb 15 Bookstore, near 9th street. OUR COUNTRYMEN; er. Brief Memoirs ef Eminent Americans, by B. J. Lossing, au thor of "the Pictorial Field Book of the Revolu tion," illustrated by one hundred and three Por trait*. The Maroon, a Legend of the Caribbeee, and other Tales, by W. Gilmore Simms. The Philosophy of the Human Voice, by Jane* Rush, M. D. Just published snd for sale by TAYLOR & MAURY, May 19 Bookstore near 9U at