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VOL. 3.
Ward's Building, near the Capitol,
Tri -Weekly r> 00
Weekly ' 0?
To Clubs oa Individuals, subscribing to*
five or more copies?
Tri-weekly |>er a.mum. m ajvaiit* l;<l
Weekly " " 1
[ETPostmisier* are requested lo aci a? agent*.
fM\ mm mm -vm-mr ?"-** - ^ ^ (
t "lo'y of the Rise, Progress, and Destiny of
ilie American Party, and its probable influence
on the next Presidential election, to which is
added a Review of the Letter of the Hon. Henry
A. Wise against the Know-nothings, by un Ame
rican. j , T .
The History ot Mason and Dixon s Line, con
tained in an Addrwss delivered by John H. B.
Latrobe, of Maryland, before the Historical So
oiety of Pennsylvania, Noveml>er 8, 1854.
Mi ran a Elliot, or the Voice of the Spirit, by S.
M. H.
Autobiography of Charles Caldwell. M.D.,with
u Preface, Notes, and Appendix, by Harriet W.
Just received and for sale by
Corner of Penn. avenue and 11th street.
Feb 15
HAltPER'H MAGAZINE for September is
a magnificent number, filled with superior
engravings, and lor sale at Shillinoton's book
store. _
The ^reat Illustrated Magazine of Art lor Sep
lember is one of the best that has been issued.
Leslie's Ladies' Gazette for September contains
nil the new Fall fashions.
The Knickerbocker Magazine for September
Godey's Lady's Book, Graham's Magazine, ana
Putnam's Magazine, all for September, received
and for sale at
THB FAILURE of Free Society?Soci
ology for the South, or the Failure of Free
Society, by George Fitzhugh. On sale at
Book Store. near 9th street
STI>N R <itlAKRY.?I an? prepared to ftir
nish from my quarry, opposite the Little Falls
?ind adjoining the quarry of the late Timothy
O'Neale, any quantity of stone that may be needed
tor btiildiiip purposes. Apply to the undersigned
?it his house on H. between 19th and 20th streets,
u the First ward, or to Mr. Paine, at the quarry.
CliMNKNTARIB^ ou tlie Jurisdiction
Practice, and Peculiar Jurisprudence of the
Courts of the United States, vol. 1. by George
Tieknor Curtis.
History of the Crusades, their Rise, 1 rogress,
and Results, by Major Proctor, ol the Royal
Military Academy.
<'iimining's Lectures on the Seven Churches.
On sale at
TAYLOR & MAURY'S Bookstore,
\?,v |)j near 9th street.
WATCHES.?Members of Congress and
others in want of perfect timekeepers would
tin well to make their selections at once, in order
11, test their quality before leaving the city.
Our assortment for both Ladies and Gentlemen
was never so complete as at present, embracing
?very description, which we offer unusually low.
Penn avenue, l?ctwecu 9th and 10th streets
Jan IS
DANIEI. W KB9TER.-MeM". Taylor
5c MAURY have a few of the original sub
scribers'copies of ihe works of Daniel Webster,
printed on very fine imperial paper, in which Mr
Webster inscribed his name. Six volumes;
price i'M. ?
T it M are the only booksellers in the United
"itatcs who have any copies ih their possession.
Mnrll Bookstore near 9th st
UO. iiOOi), Pennsylvania avenue, between
. Ii and bth streets, has just returned from
?lie north with a good assortment of the most rich
? ml fashionable Jewelry in the market, which he
??urchasrd for cash at very low prices, and now ot
i,.(? for ?ale the same, at wholesale or retail, much
per than goods ol like quality have ever been
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Ml. '.Lire, sign of the large spread eagle.
N. B. Special attention paid lo the repairing ot
xvatche- by W. W. Hollingsworth.
\ taming Hints to S|?ortsmen. Notes on Sport
ng. and the Habits of the Game Birds and Wild
Fowl of America, by Eli*hs J. Lewis, M. D., with
numerous illustrations. For sale at
Jan. 4 Book Store, near Ninth street
TlOXEKAL AGENCY.?The uuderaigned
X most respectfully informs, by this notice, his
rtends and the public in general, here and esle
where, that he has opened an Agency Office for
the prosecution of claims of every description j
the governmeal, before the several depart
oieiits or Congress; procure pensions. l>ounty j
ands ex>ra pay, and arrearage pay, and will at- j
end to the buying and selling of real estate, the
renting of houses, and a general collecting bust |
ne** he will also furnish parties at a distance
with such information as they may desire from (
che seat of government. Charges will be mode- |
?ate. Office, at present, will be on M near Ibth
rt reel
Hou. J.C. Dobbin. Secretary of tkr
Hon. J. Davis. iSrrrtiaiy of War.
N Osllan, esq.. Pnmid*nt of tk* Board at '
m?n Connrti. .
Gen John M. McCalla, Attorney at l**>.
Jnines H. Caustin, esq.
W C Reddall, Statr Drpartmmt
Jau 1 *7 ?It I
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novr ^ui, Tt) CALL AT HOOIVH
if you wish to purchase anything in the way
of fine American. l>ondon. or Geneva watchesu
,thsi <*nn be relied on for the true time.) rich gold ,
i re silver ware, Ate., Ate and save from j
15 to V) per cent, as he is now receiving hi*
Fall supply, which will be sold ai the lowest
wholesale rates.
Pine watches and jewelry repaired, sad war
ranted to give satisfaction
I's avenue, between 44 and 6tb streets, sign ol
die l*r?e ?nri*ad eaale.
LINGTON'S Bookstore?
The Dodd Family, by Charles Lever, author ol
' harlea O'Malley.
.'.ehind the Scenes, by Lady Pulwer Lyiton
The lamplighter, one of the roost fascinating
?ooks ever written.
Everything in the Book Newspaper snd r*ta
onerv line tor sale at
Bookstore, Odeon Building, corner 44
street and Pa. avenue
I > I)WARD LYCETT, Sen., Book-Binder,
\ Potomac Hall, corner of Eleventh-street and
Maryland avenue, over Clarke's Drug store, Waal
? ngton, D. C. _ , . .
Every style of book-binding executed, either in
velvet, Turkey Morocco, Russia, or fancy colore
<vlf. .
Periodicals and Muaic neatly half bound.
Mr. Lvoxtt respectfully suggests to his friends
that while much has been done to transmit family
records, little care has been taken to preserve pa
rental likenesses. He tskos this method to inform
his friends, and these desirous mf perpetuating per
sonal remembranc.ee, that daguerreotype like
nesses can be inlaid on the inside covers of fami
v bibles, presentstion-books, or keenaakee, apeci
inens of which can be sesn at hia bindery, or he
can be addressed bv letter, whichwill b# promptly
attended to.
i m ? Cyclopedia of Mathematical Seienee.com
f definitions of all the term, employed in
^ath. matic, an analysis of each branch and of
,he whole a. forming ? single science by Charles
Davie. L L D , author of a complete course of
MaVhemstica, snd W, 0. Peck. AM AjH*
nnt Professor of Mathematics united States Mill
a^ry Acaulemy. Ju.t pub.,shed and f^ ?l. at
he Bookstore of R FARNHAM,
BE It luiown that I, the subscriber ob
tained letters patent in December, 18.il, for
an apparatus tor the destructive distillation ol
wood, and the making tiieretrom ot tar or pitcli at
pleasure, and gat-; and that in the judgment ot
couipeteut person* the inveution ol au appar
tus receutlv patented by W. D. Porter cannot be
used by hi in or any other person without infring
ing my said patent. And. further, that what w
patented by said Porter rightfully belongs to me,
as 1 ex peel to prove ere long before the United
Slate* Patent Olfiee ; and, further, that the use of
said Porter's inveution involves also a nrocess
which 1 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 an official copy is hereto annexed, and also
a copy of his claims.
In the National Intelligencer ol the 2jth instant
Mr Porter announces that he has secured by
patent the "exclusive right to making gas from
wood," and threatens pr?seeuti<">n to all parties
infriuging his patent. 1 ask how this statement
comports with the fact of my patent ol December,
1851, and how far the threat can intimidate under
suchcircumstances? Mr. Porter's claim is based
upon a movable perforated diaphragm, and was
so understood by the Patent Office, as it appears
from the records of the Patent Office that his
claim was at first refused as interfering with a
prior patent to Robert i" on lis. of Canada, for an
equivalent contrivance. This claim, as given b?
low, aud in which the perforated diaphragm is the
saving clause, is what Mr Porter calls securing
the "exclusive right to making gas from wood.
The statement carries absurdity on its front, and
is a libel on the good sense of ihe Patent Office
If sucn n claim or right had been granted, it would
forbid every coal-kiln aud char?-oal manulactory
iu the couutry. ,
The following copies of correspondence aud
extracts from the records of the Patent Office will
show (he I rue state of the ease:
Unite* Status Patk.>t Ovficb,
A-gust 25, 1854.
Sir . In reply to your letter ot this date, asking
" if auy patent has been granted to \V\ D. Porter,
dated 22d August. 1854. or at auy other time, or
to any other person or persons, securing to him
or them " th* exclusive right oj mak ing gas Jrom
wood;' 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 dale, you are informed that W. D. t orters
claims are believed to be c ufined to his appara
tus; aud, further, this office is not aware that a
patent has been granted hereioloie lor the exclu
sive right of making gets from woU It wou d,
however, be unjustifiable to expect me to make
an extendud investigation to .mswer your re
1 am. respectfully, your obedient servant.
C. Mason, Commissioner ol Patents.
W. P. McConakll, Esq.,
Care of Prof. 0. G. Page. Washington. D. C.
The United States Patent Office?To all persons to
whom these presents shall conu. gretnig ?
This is to certify that the annexed is a true copy
from the files of this office of" an extract from a
paper tiled in the matter of the application of W.
1). Porier for letters patent, in accordance with
which application letters patent were issued to th?
said W D. Porter on the 22d day of August,
eighteen hundrad and fifty-four.
In testimony whereof, 1 Charles Mason. Coin
missioner of Patents, have caused the see
of the Patent Office to be hereunto affixed
II. s.l this 25th day of August, iu the year ofour
Lord one thousand eight hundred and hlty
four, and of the independence of the United
Stale-4 the seventy-ninth C. Mason.
Cow of disclaimer of Hr. D. Porter in hu applied
tion for "an improved rtill for making wood
gas,"filed August 5, 1854. letters potent issued
August 22, 18.4.
" I do not claim as my invention and discovery
the improvements in making gas from wood, viz.
subjecting the products of destructive distillation
therefrom to a high degree of heat, substantially
as has been described and for the purposes set
forth in the a|>e?'itication of W. P. McConnel .
The Unued States Patent Office?To all persons to
whom these presents shall come greeting :
This is to certify that the annexed is a true copy
from the records of this office of an extract 'ro,n
the specification of W. D. Porter's patent, issued
in the twenty second day of August, eighteen
hundred and fifty-four. ,,
In testimony whereof, 1, Charles Mason, Com
missioner of Psienis, have caused the
seal of th? Patent Office to be hereunto
affixed this twenty-fifth day ol August,
n the year of our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and fifty-four, and ol the
independence of the l nited Slates the
seventy-ninth. C. Mason.
Enract from Specific,awn of W. D. JWon
which letters patent were issued An gust 13-h.
Claim.?What I claim as my invention and tie
sire to secure by letters patent ia :
"The conatruction of a gas apparatus or still,
consisting el 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
n?he truth of the absivemay be ascertained from
the records of lb* Patent Office, to which all have
access. p M(.CONNELLt
By his sttorney CHA8. O. PAOE
? UNITED STATES."?This celebra
ted Map. recently eulogised by Lieutenant Mau
rv in h'S - Virginia Letters," is on sale at
i Bookstore, mar Ninth street
noUTHKKM BOOK.?Origin of the Coll
ie stitntion ; Incorporation of the General Oov
eminent by the Statea; as national public agents
in trust, with no sovereignty : History ol Cojiarl
nership Territories from the Wgin.a Deed, I7M,
to the Treaty with Mexico, 1818; Division of the
Public Landa; Specific Duties; Origin and "'?"-""V
of the Puritans; Origin and Cause ol i rouble be
tween the North and South, and Jeopardy of the
Republic; I^egal mode of Redress pointed out; by
W. B. Davia, Wilmington, North Carolina Price
Two Dollars.
(hi Sale at BISHOP'S Periodical Store,
No. 216 Pennsylvania avenue,
adjoining Willard's Hotel
I Wv Henry Maybew, price 75 cants
The Essence of Christianity, by Ludwig hener
bach translated from the second German edition
by Marion Evans, translator ol Straua's Lile of
Jesus, price tl 25. _ , ? .
Travels in Europe and the East, by Samuel
Ireneus Prime, two tolumes, price two dollars.
Just published and for sale at
I j xtha
Forks, Spoons. 6rc.?M. W. Gait Ac Bfo.
have iust received a l*sntifiil assortment of?
Extra Plated Tea Sets, latest styles
Ca.tora, Cake Ba?ket?, Card Traya, ?Sr<
AUo, auperior Albata Fork* ami Spoon*.
The above are of the very He*t quality, ,,n
to. M. W OALT V BRO.
Penn. avenue, between 9th and 10th eta.
AN C H O V I E S, Varieties, and Hhrlmp
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Anchovies in sauce. in pickle, and salt.
Essence of Lobsters. Anchovies, and Shrimps
Just received bJHEKELL BROTHERS,
Dec 13?3til No. 40. op. Centre Market^
Picturesque, Historical, and Social; with a
| Sketch of the Karly Life of Napoleon, translated
1 from tha German by Edward Joy Morris I rice
tl 50. _
lectures on English Literature, Irom Chanear
to Tennyaon, by Henry Rerd. Pnca *1 ??
Just published, and for sale at
I PROPOSE to publish in the city of Washing
ton, in September, a political newspaper, un
der the name of the WASHINGTON SfcNT!
In doing so, u "? proper 1 should make known
the principles it will maintain, and the policy it
vvill advocate.
li will support cordially and earnestly the prin
ciples of the Democratic party of the United State*
it does not propose to be the organ of any Depart
ment of the Government, except in ?o far as an in
dependent maintenance of the doctrines ol that
parly may represent its opinions and express its
It will not be ambitious to commend itself to the
people by a blind flattery of their rulers. It_w*"
-eek public ?jpport by the bold avowal of the
sentiments witicn are common to the genuine
Democracy of the Union, and by the condemna
tion of all such as may conflict with them, from
whatever quarter they may come. U will seek to
be <and it will endeavor to deserve the title) the
organ of the Democratic, party of the United
The Sentinkl will maintain, as a fundamental
truth of that great party, that the States formed the
Union between them by the ratification of the Oon
stitution as n compact; by which, also, they create.!
the Federai Government, and delegated to t, |
as their common agent, the power- expres-U
specified in it, with an explicit reservation of all |
othera to the States, or to their separate govern- |
ments. The exercise of any powers beyond thes.
thus delegated, is, therefore, an usurpation of the
reserved authority of the Stale,, bv 'he ??re..i o
their own creation.
The Skntinkl will uphold and defend the Union
upon the baMS of the rights of the States?under
the Constitution?and thus by sedulously iruarding
the latter, it will the more effectually strengthen
and perpetuate the former.
With retard to the exercise of the powers ol the
Feceral Government, the Skntinkl will take a
the , rineiples of its action, that Congress shall ex
ercis no power which has not been delegated by
the C. nstitution. according to a strict and fair in
terpret tion of its language and spirit; and that it
shall nt seek to attain indtrectly an objectthrougli
the exei iseof conxtitvtional power, tor the uirect
tutainme t of whi*h it has no delegation of poxerr.
In other words, all powers exercised must be
clearly gra ted, and all granted powers must be
used for no purpose, except ?ueh as is clearlv in
tended by th Constitution.
In respect to the internal administration oi the
Government, the Skntinkl will sustain the settled
policy of the Democratic party. It will labor to
inculcate this cardinal doctrine of Democratic in
ternal policy:?lhat this Government will best
promote the freedom and prosperity of the people
of the Stales, 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 domestie concern*?while it con
tents itself with guarding the confederacy trom
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 Skntinkl will advocate such a progressive
foreign policy as will suit itsell to the exigencies,
and correspond with the expanding interests ol the
country. That policy 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 i? the course the Skntinkl w.I
The national policy of the world in this age is
essentially aggressive. In th#
weaknessof some of the nationsofthe 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 affairs of 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* policy-must
be resitted by remonstrance, tvn^? ? need be, ay
Our foreign policy should, indeed, be defensive,
but to be properly defensive, it must sometimes be
apparently aggressive. Our administration shou d
be vigilant, watchful, and energetic. The world
is full of important movements, commercial and
political, 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. We have 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 no neighbors but a colony, and
a worn-out, anarchical despotism. We are the
nlny people whose own land, without colonial de
fendencies, is washed by the two great oceans ol
the world. Our agricultural productions are more
varied and more essential to civilized life, and t<?
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 great extent, un
explored and exhaustless in its yet hidden wealth
if at our feet. Euro|>ean trade seeks the great haul
through avenues which 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, civilixation, and religion, are des
tined to triumph over the barbarism and supersti
tion of the millions ?f 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, which, if properly directed, must
make our confederacy the harbinger of peace to
the world, as well as the peaceful arbiter of its
The Skntinkl will, therefore, advocate * hold
and earruut foreign policy, such as the condition ol
the country demands; but it will advocate it under
the flag of the country?nowhere else. ts foreign
policy must be consistent with the spotless honor
and unimfWa.-haMe good faith of the country. To
be respectable at home and abroad, and to be great
in the eyes of the world, it must ask for nothing
hut what is right, and submit to nothing that is
wrong It must be liberal and magnanimous to
the rights of others, and firm and immoveable in
insisting on its own. It must, in fine, be true to
its own interests, rights, and honor?it cannot then
he false to those of other nations.
Such, then, is the chart by which we shall be
guided. Independent and free, we shall endeavor
"o be honest and truthful. The true friends ot
democratic principles we shall cordially support
and defend. Iu enemies in the field or in ambush
we shall oppose, and on all proper occasions de?
nounce. , , .
To our future brethren of the press we extend
I the hand of friendly greeting. The Sentinel ta the
I rival of no press ol its own party?the personal
i enemy ot none of the other.
The present Demoeratic Administration has our
I t*at wishes for its success in the establishment ol
i the great principles upon which itcame into povrer;
1 and in its honest labors to attain such an end i?
J will find the Skntinkl its friend and coadjutor.
IATfeR YEARS, ?y the Author ol ?? the
j Old House by the River."
Mr. Rutherford s Ch ldren, second volume.
Pebbles from the Lake Shore, or Miscellaneous
Poems, by Charles Leland Potter, A. M
General Notions of Chemistry, translated from
the French, by Edmund C. Evans, M. D
The Land of the Saracens, by Bayard Tayler.
Brushwood picked up on the Continent; or
Last Summer's Trip to the Old World, by Orvtlle
Horwits. , , . -i?
Th? above are selected from a large arrival ol
t. Bookstore, near flth st.
The New York and Liverpool United States
Mall Steamers.
The ships comprising this line ur? :
The Atlantic Captain West.
The Pacific Captain Nye.
The Baltic Captain Comstock.
These ships having beeu built by
contract, expressly for government
________ service, every care has been taken
in their construction, as alao in their engines, 10
insure strength aad speed, and their accommo
dations tor passengers are unequalled for ele
gance and comfort.
Price of passage from New York to Liverpool,
in first cabin 4130
In second cabin, $75. Exclusive use of extra sized
state rooms S325
From Liverpool to New York 30 and 20guineas
An experienced Surgeon attached to each ?hiD.
No berth secured until paid for.
raorosKD patks op sa.ii.ino.
Pro-m NfW York Prom TAverpool.
Saturday..Dec. lfi, 18f>4
Saturday. .Dec. I.Q, ISM
Saturday*.Jan IS, 1855
Saturday..Jan. 27, 1855
Saturday.. Feb. 10, 1855
Saturday. .Feb 24, 1855
Wed'day..Dec V7,1854
WeJ'day.. Jan. 10, 18%
Wed i uy. .Jau. 24, 1855
Wed'd.v ..Feb. 7, 1655
Wed'day.. Feb. 21, ]b55
Wed'day.. Mar. 7. 1S55
l*or (re gh' or pa-sage, apply to
No. 56 Wall street, N. Y
Ki Kings Arms Yard, London.
_ _ _ Paria.
The owners of these ships will not be accounta
le tor gold, stiver, bullion, specie, jewelry, pre
cious atones, or metals, unless hills of lading are
signed therefor, and the value thereof therein ex
Jan 3?dtf
^r,ry 8 ???k8tore, near 9th street?
. y1? Plurality of Worlds, with an Introduction
by Edward Hitchcock, D. D.
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.
J Kip ^ll |^?'nh8 ?' by the Right Rev. W.
Narrative of a Voyage to the Northwest Poas
ol America, by Gabriel Franchere.
'?y Madame De Stael, new edition
v athek, by Beckford, tlo
Female Poets of Great Britain, do
, v leAnrSce,nes ,lnd -Adventures, illustrated.
Life of Napoleon, by Hazlitt, do
KJ Hannay, author of Singleton Fontleroy, Arc.
oelfinR88 ^spana, or Going to Madrid, via Bar
Just published and for sale at
, , Taylor & maury's
1 Iarcb b Bookstore, near 9th street.
KEWT, till the isth of November
next the large built house at the corner of
? ow. and K streets. Call at the " Sentinel" office
Intelligencer, Star, and Organ, one week daily
and send lulls to Sentinel office.
May 17?1 wd
Prospectus.?southern consek
vatlve Magazine.?When new aspirants
lorpopula. favor are announced, the public have
a right to demand the grounds upon which such
show olI title to their patronage is made. In ac
knowledgment of this, we trace the customs of
parties in the avowal of priaciples; of religious
sects, in the promulgation of creeds; and ol per
sons in all pursuits of life, dependent upon the
pub he for success, in their preparatory expositions
of plans and purposes The customs thus origin
ating. though sometimes abused, are useful and
proper and should not be discarded And when
?n obedience to custom, new plans are proposed!
those approving ought not to withhold their en
couragement, as too many do, until they see that
success is sure, for their aid may be needed to
secure it. Such a foolish policy as this jeopar
dizes the plan they approve, and ha-tens its failure
it has defeated many important enterprizes, and
has deprived the country of good and useful works
u * "IT' Pr0P0,l,|?n of any kind is approved bv
the public, the support of those approving is of
right expected, their approval being solicited onlv
in the view that their more substantial aid will
not be withheld.
The Solthkxm Conservative Maoazink will
occupy grounds but little cultivated l.y American
magazinists. It is l>elieved that a field i? open for
a periodical of a new and, in some respeots, a
higher order than has been aimed at in our maga
zine literature. In this belief, and with such an
aim, we announce the Southern Conservative
The new magazine will be national and not
McHoml; claiming no merit by virtue of its es
tablishment in the South, but aiming at a higher
usefulness and a more general acceptability.
It will be Protestant, but not sectarian ; opposing
religious bigotry or intolerance on the one aide
and lufidelity on the other?laboring in its teach
ings to advance a closer union between the several
branches ol the great family of the church.
Ii will be political, bot liberal; owing no slavish
allegiance to parties or politicians, it will advocate
measures, not men, and will labor only for the
success of principles.
It will be progressive, yet sternly opposed to
the reckless spirit of innovation so rife in the
country?aiming to elevate and advance, not de
press to reform and improve, not to destroy;
sacredly adhering to the true intent of our great
republican theory, aod laboring to advance it to
its fullest development.
It will be truly American in lone and sentiment,
but will repudiate nothing foreign, merely because
so ; believing that the good, the useful, and true
belong not, par excellence, to any favored people,
but are the common right of all.
It will be the organ of pure conservatism.
If will encourage a high-toned literature, and
defend pure morala in all the social relations of
And it will number in its corps of regular con
tributors some of the ablest political and literary
writera of the country.
The magazine will be printed on the finest
quality of paper, with new type, and in a plain
but superior style.
Each number will contain not less than 50 large
octavo pages, made up of original articles, con
tributed and editorial?reviews, political and
acientilic essays, romances, poetry, dec.
We promise much for the new magazine, and
we intend to perform it all, and more, if the read
ing public will give the enterpnae a liberal en
The Southern Conservative Magazine will be
issued, the first of each month, from the office of
publication, Nashville or Knoxville, Tennessee,
and will be furnished to suscribers at four dollars
a year, or three dollars if paid punctually in ad
vance. Publication will he commenced the 1st
day of January, 1956. Address orders to the
editor and proprietor.
Knoxville, Tenn?aae*.
May 31, 1>55.
Leave* from a Family Journal, from
the French of Emilie Souveatre, author of
"The Attic Philosopher in Paris.
Mra.Ja meson's Common-place Book of Thought ?,
Memories, and Fancies.
R. farniiam,
June 7 Corner 11th at. and I'enn. av
common-place book of Thoughts, Memo
ries and Fancies, original and selected, by Mrs
Jameson. Price 75cents.
Leaves from a Family Journal, from the French
of Fmilie Souvestre, author of "the Attic Philo
sopher in Paris." Paper, 50 cents; cloth, 75
Theory and Practice ol Landscape Painting in
water colors, illustrated by a series of'^4 designs,
colored diagrams of numerous wood cuts, vuth
two extra plates of simultaneous eontracta, by
George Barnard Price Si.
Just received st
TAYLOR fc MAURY'S Rookstore,
Jane 7 aear Wtb st.
New music.?w. c. zantzinger ha?
jiihi received from the publishers. Firth.
Pond ..V Co.. New York, and George Willie*,jr..
Baltimore, au H&sOiiUieut of llieir latest publica
JpdJ" Pianos tuned, warranted to giv?- smis
adjoining Kirkwood House.
Dec 16?3tawif
Male.?The block of buildings known nit
' the Umou Buildings.'' and now occupied by the
Union newspaper establishment. They are initi
ated oa E atreet, between 13th and 14th streets,
and fronting directlyou Pennsylvauiituvenue. The
lot in 70 feet front by lf>9 feet deep. The property is
susceptible of division and re-arrangement, and
its pOMtiou such as must rank it among the best
business stands on the avenue, aud is yearly in
creasing in value. The tune of the present lessee
expires on the In September next, on whiuh day
possession may had.
Also, that lurge three-story Brick House on 17th
street west, (opposite the War Office, and three
doors south of G street.)
Also, that three story House on 17th street west,
next door to the Government Building. al the
corner of F and 17th streets.
Should the above pioperty not be sold at private
sale prior to the 15tn of May. it will be sold on
that day at public auction.
Terms will be mndr favorable io the purchaser.
Apply to CH. H. WINDER,
Corner of 17tb and G streets.
March 20?2awtUMay
To the Patrons of Berkeley Spring*.
THE undersigned begs leave to inform hla
friends and the public generally, that he has
erected a new and extensive Liverv Stable, for
the accommodation of those who may wish to
keep their horses at the Springs during the ap
proachiug season. The building contains about
40 stalls of extra width, and extensive Carriage
Sheds. Its location is clean, dry, and airy, and
convenient to Colonel Strother's Hotel, with
which it is connected by arrangement. Expe
rienced and reliable persons will be in attendance,
and no expense will be spared to give every
satisfaction to the visiting public. The proprietor
will also keep for hire, several pleasure carriages
and saddle horses. Having provided these ac
commodations, at considerable expense, the Pro
prietor hopes that he will be liberally patronized
Terms to *uit the times.
Berkeley Springs.
Morgan County, Va., July 1, lttf>5.
July 18?tf.
A Weekly Newspaper 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 Stales Census, intends to
devole himself to the control and ninnageuirr.t nt
the Review, of which, for the Inst nine y^ars. ht>
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 Review, but mainly ot other original lite
rary, educational, industrial, and miscellaneous
matters, including digests of the current events oi
the day. home and foreign ; the proceedings ol
Congress and the acts of the Government; lite
rary and scientific sketches and essays upon
leading and |>opular topics; biographical sketches
of public men ; d'gest of official reports. State and
Federal; 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 dale
The object will be. through careful editorial
management and a large and well-selected cor
respondence, to establish at the seat ol govern
ment a Family Newspaper which shall lw adapted
to the wants of every community; imparting
museinent snd information, arid political, only to
the extent of maintaining the institutions #f the
country and defending the rights and sovereignty
of th?- 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. tUt' Patent Office, and the National Agri
cultural Convention, etc., and (he several Bureaus
ai d Departments of Government, from its conti
guity to the large commercial eitiea. from the ex
tended, exciting, and al) important interests that
concentrate upon it, is, perhaps, the moat eligible
location for such a journal, and ample guarantees
of its success have already !>een received. It will
be printed in folio for the convenience of binding,
and similar in style to the New York Albion
Terms: $2 per annum, in advance.
To Clubs, of 10 si'mcrimrrs. at one post office
$15 in advance.
To Subscribers of DaBow'a Rkvikw, not in
arrears, the Review and Times together. in
Advertisements on accommodating terms.
In order to increase the usefulness of the Its
view, which has now acquired a very extensive
circulation, it will be enlarged from 112 to 140 or
150 pages, and otherwise unproved by additional
editorial assistance and an able corps of contrihu
A monthl istoncal digest of eventa will be
embraced in .1s pages, valuable for future refer
The subscription price of the R*vr*w will re
main at ??'> per annum, but for the convenience ot
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 to make
a separate oublication of the matter relating to
Agriculture, snother of that relating to Manufac
ture*; a thiru x> Internal Improvement* ; a fourth
to Commerce; and a fifth to KHneation anil /setters.
These publications will be but departments of the
whole work, and may be subscribed for separately
at Si per annum ea. h. They will appear monthly
in handsome periodical style, of from twenty-five
to thirty-two pages ; constituting sn annual octavo
volume of ,'?>0 pages each, showing at a single
view and m a condensed form the whole results,
within the year, in the particular department, in
?urown country and abroad, as the Rkvikw itsell
will shew them in all of the department* of indus
try and enterprise.
The Office of DeRow's Rkvikw will remain as
before st New Orlesns. though a branch will be
located at Washington, which will be also the
main office of the other Journals, and may be
addressed at all timea in regard to them. The
particular address of the editor, whether Wash
ington or NewOrlesn*, will be furnished from time
to time, in the work.
Washington. Nov. 2fi, ISM.
Dsllow's Industrial Ritotmcm three
handsomely bound volumes upon the Progress
snd Wealth of the United States, I,MM) pages royal
octavo, double columns, clear print, lil>rary edi
tion. may still be ordered. Price*',tfl ^delivered
at the expense ol the anther
for Writing Without Feu or Ink-Copy
lug Leaven, Plants, Vlowcra, Picture*,
Pattern* for Kiubroldery, Marking Lin
en Indelibly, Manifold Writing.
THIS Article is ubsoluie.ly the best portable
Inkstand in the known world, Ibi a small
quantity folded and placed in tl)e pocket consti
tutes u travelling lnk?iuud, which cannot he bro
ken. No. pen is needed, lor any Mick, sharpened
to n point, writes equally as well as ilie best gold
pen hi I lit* universe. For drawing it is indispen
sable. Il is, unlt-ed, the whole art of Drawing und
Painting?taught in one lesson. Any leaf, plant,
or flower can be translerred lo the pages of an
album, with a minute and distinct resemblanceol
nature. With equal facility, pictures and em
broidery patterns are taken, and have received
the highest et'logiuni* Iroin the fair sex ; and, in
deed, a more ta-leful present (or a lady could not
be prod need.
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 can be secured without
any additional labor whatever, makiug it the
cheapest and most convenient article extant. It
is used to great advantage by reporters of the
public press, telegraphic operator-, and ho-i* of
Each Package contains four different colors?
Black, Blue, Green, and Bed, with full and printed
Instructions tor all to use, and will la.4t sufficiently
long to obtain Five Hundred distinct Impression*.
It is put up in beautifully enamelled colored
Envelopes, with a truthful likeness of the Pro.
prietor attached. Each and every package war
E7~Price $2 a dozen; or five for one dollar.
Single packages 25 cents.
Address, post paid, N. IIUBBELL,
N*. H37 Broadway, New York.
Hubbki.l's Magiic I.mprkssiom Papkr.? We refer
our readers to the advertisement in another col
umn, setting forth the merits of this pleasing and
ingenious invention. The cheapness should in
duce all to give it a trial.? Philadelphia Merchant.
It is unsurpassed for nestues- and utility, and
should meet with the -ale it richly deserve-.?
HPAYtOR dt MAURY have Hie honor to
I announce the completion of preparations for
the festive season. In addition to their ordinary
slock, (which ha? alw'ays been characterized by
elegance and variety,) they have received?
A choice selection of beautifully illustrated and
tastefully liound Books.
Articles of" vertti,'- 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. Jcc.
Together with a general assortment ol novelties
remarkable for a combination of the u-elul with
the ornamental, at prices suitable In the artisan or
millionaire. '
llook and Stationery store, near i'lh street
STEWART'S Gallery. Pennsylvania ave
nue, over Gall's Jewelry Siore.
Pictures in best quality of cashes from M ceiil*
and upwards.
We invite the public to call and judge for them
selves. March 17?dlmo
Prospectus of de bowk re
view, volumes XIV. and XV.. adapted pri
manly to the southern and western Stales ol the
Union, including statistics ol foreign and domestn
industry and enterprise Published monthly it?
New Orleans, at per muum, in advauce.
A few complete sets of the work, tbirt
volumes, l>otind handsomely, (600 to toO pages,
are for sale at the office. New Orlean-, deliveraWe
in any of the large cities or towns. Sep 7?tf
slery and Uuder-Garuaents.?STEVENS,
Brown's Hotel, is now opening a fresh and large
variely of Gent's Undershirts and Drawers. Also,
a large assortment of silk snd cotton Half-Hose
plain and fancy STEVENS'S
Feb 24?'itif Sales Room. Brown's Hotel
1 led to Industry, Science, and Mechanic
Published weekly at 12S Fulton *tre?i. N Y. Sun
Buildings.) by Munn Ac Co.
Terms: 42 a year; *1 is stivaae,;. ami ine re
mainder in six month- ,
Pianos and Melodeons for C sab.
HORACE WAlEKS, the great MiMMc and
Piano Forte dealer, 3.'<3 Btoadway New
York, prefer*B( to share a large per cent, with hi
customers, rather than pay it to the shar|ter? of
U all k'ret)t,to raise available means loenabi* in in
to stem the present tight times,oflers his immense
assortment of elegant and warranted Pianos anil
Melodeons at a large discount from factory prices,
'or cash. H<? assortment comprises Pianos from
three if the largest and ino?l celebrated Boston
manufactories; als?. those of several of the best
New York makers, including ihe beautiful and
much admired Hersee Waters Pianos from his
own factory, and Melodeons of the lw>l Bo?tt?n.
New Haven, New York, and Buffalo make*; af
fording an opportunity for selections not lo be had
elsewhere Each instrument warranted. Second
hand Pianoa at great liargsins? prices from 400 to
to Music and musical instruments of all
kinds. Dealers, teachers, and beads of schools
supplied on the best terms Music, sent by mail,
post pn'd. General and select catalogues of urn
sic and schedule of factory prices of Pianos. Mel'
deons and musical instruments forwsrded to any
a'ldresa, free of |K>stSKe.
Sept 21 ?d3m
MEMOIRS, Speeches, and Writings, of Kobert
Rantoul, jr., edited by Luther Hamilton.
and private devotion, by James Montgomery.
Novel, by Caroline Lee Hcntx, with illustrations
frem original designs, in 2 vols.
THE CHURCH, in a series of Discourses, by
Sylvester Judd, Pastor off'hrist Church Maine.
the English Commenwealrti, from the execution
of Charles I. to the death of Cromwell, by M. G.
Guixot. translated by A. R Seoble. in 2 vols.
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 ?
VOICES OF THE NIGHT, by Rev. John rum
ming, D. D.
VOICES OF THE DAY. by Rev. John Cum
ming. D. D.
Jn?t published and received at the bookstore ?><
Apr lf? Corner of I lib st. snd Penn. av.
Work. Wolfert's Roost and other Papers,
now first collected, by Wsshington Irving.
Scottish Songs. Ballads, and Poems, by Herr
Foil Proof of the Ministry, a Sequel to the Boy
Vho was trained up to be a Clergyman, by John
N. Norton. A. M.
Memoirs of Lite, Exile, and Conversations of
the Emperor Napoleon, by the Count de lea Cases,
with portraits and other illustrations.
Msnuel of Sxered History, hy John Henry
Kurtz, D. D.
Just published and for sale at
Feb lft Bookstore, near 9th street
j Mill-work?Being plans, sections, snd eleva
tion of works in several departments of Machine
ry. Mill-work, and General Eneineering. with de
cripi ions oftheir const ruction, action, snd practical
application to various branches of indusiry.
lust received snd for sale st the Bookstore of
One M|uar? (twelve 1 ? 1 iuae*tion .. ..Pi -Jf
a ? a " It
3 " I 00
I week .. 2 00
?' ? 1 month 6 00
feB- Business cards ?<* exceeding six linen,
for not lens than six months, inserted at halt price
Yearly advertisements subject to special ar
Long advertisement* at reduced rate#.
Religious, Literary, and Charitable noticea in
serted gratuitously.
AH correspondence oa business must be prepaid
Ac., OF AM. WAK*, Til Kill WIDOWM
Attorney for Uovtriiiurnt Claimant*,
CONTINUES to give prompt and personal at
tention to the p osecution of Claims of every
description iigaiuM the General Government, and
particularly to those before the Treasury Depart
ment, Pension and Bouuty Land Bureaus, I'meui
and General Land Offices, and Board ot Claims.
An experience of year*, and h familiarity with
the means of obtaining the *arliett and most fa
vorable action on Claims, with hi.- facilities tor the
dispatch of buiinru, justify him in assuring In#
Correspondents, Claimant*, and the public geiirr
ally, that interest* intrusted to his keeping will
not be neglected.
Pension, Bounty Land, Patent, and Public
Laud Laws.
lie hus nearly ready for gratuitous distribution
among his business Correspondent!, (and those
who may Itecome such,) a neat pamphlet contain
ing a synopsis of the existing Pension, Bounty
Land, Patent, and Public Lund Laws, down to
the end of the late Congress, including the
Bounty Land Act of 3d March, IMS,
uuder which all who have heretofore received
lesN than 160 acres are now entitled to additional
land; said Act grants also 160 acres to all Officer*,
Non-couiiuissioned Officers, Chaplains, Soldiers,
Wagon-masters, Teamsters, and triendly Indian*,
ol the Army, including State Troops, Volunteers,
and Militia- and all Officers. Seamen. Ordinary
Seamen, .Marines, Clerks, and Landsmen ?<t ihe
Navy, not heretofore provided tor u no have
served not leas than fourteen day* (unless in bat
tle) at any period aiuce 1770; and to the widows
and minor children of all such persons ent tied,
and deceased.
This pamphlet contains''' Forms of Application"
more full and complete than any eltewhrre to be
found; adapted to the wants of every class oi
Claimants under the Act, with copiou- decisions
and instructions of the Department, and practical
suggestions as to the course to be pursued in sus
pended or rejected cases.
Parlies not wishing to avail themselves ot the
facilities afforded by this ortice 'u securing prompt
and personal superintendence of their claims at the
Departments, can obtain copies o/ the above
pamphlet by remitting thirty cents m pontage
Inducements to Correspondents.
Correspondents who prepare and forward ?-a?ei
for management by this Agency will be detilt with
liberally; supplied with all necessaryblanks graiL*
and kept constantly advised of the changes ihat
from time to time occur in the execution of the
It is within the subscriber's power to direct his
Correspondents to the locality of very many per
sons entitled tinder the late Act: and having ob
tained several thousand Land Warrants under
former laws, he is in possession ot data that will
materially assist in securing additions! bounty
Fees, below the usual rate*?and coming- nt
upon the admission ot Claims.
The highest cash prices givei. for L? n?l War
rants. Revolutionary Scrip, ami 1 m - l.*i,d
Address S. M KNIGI1T.
Ws*liiligMM> < 'mv
March 17?law'2in
Treble patent improved eye
let Machine.
First patent combined on one stock.
Second patent, self-feeding in the eyelets.
Third patent, patent improved fastener, riveting
lx>th sides. ?
All parties in want of a good Eyelet Machine
are strongly recommended to use none but l'Lip
man ? Patent Improved," whk |i is decidedly the
best ever brought before the public, possessing
numerous itavatH seex. via:
It is strung, durable, and not liable to get out ol
It punches the hole well and to lit the Eyelet,
and in one operation clinches the Eyelet on both
It saves tune, as the papers, Arc., need not be
reversed or turned over to clinch the Eyelet a
second time, a* is the ease with all other ma
It is useful to the ' merchant in filing away
papers, a> well as to the attorney or conveyancer,
the shomsker, tailor, miliner, and numerous
others, and is a very Ubor-saving machine.
Agenis lor Washington.
Book and Stationery Store, uear 9th *i.
May 24
PI A TED TEA SETS.?I have Just re
ceived some new styles Albata and Silver
Plated Ware thai 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, whioli
t will retail si wholesale prices
4IM IVitn avenue, bet. 4} and 6t!i sts.,
Stjrn of the I*arge Spread Eagle
Feb 2!>?dl wil
AT REDUCED PRICES?As the sea .on
is advanced, we have determined to ?ell ott
the remaining |<ortion of our winter stock at
greatly reduced prices; therefore gentleman wish
ing to consult economy in purchasing tine Over
coats. Talmas Dresa, frock, and Business Coals;
Black and Fancy Cashmere Pants; Velvet, Silk,
Satin, and Merino Vests; Under Shirts and
Drawers, and all other ready made garment* of
fine quality, will find our present variety to be *>
well assorted as in the beginning ot the seaaou
with the advantage ol much louer price-.
322 Pi>. avenue, next to ron HhII
Feb 24
W Messrs TA^ LOR it MAURY <>eg to an
nounce that, at the -uggoiion ot several of our
cituens. the pictures now on exhibition at their
stor> will be raffled for.
Eleven prizes; sixty chances, at S5.
April 12 Bookatore, near Ninth street
V i;w WORK, bj the Author of the Heir
JJ^I of Iledclyffe.
The Castle Builders, by the author ot the Heart's
Ease, in paper covers ; price SO cents ; bound, 75
Just published and for sale at
March 31 Bookstore, near Ninth street
GAUTI ERIC? Just received a large a*
sortment ot. Pate D^ Foie* Gras. trom Stras
borg, in small and large jars
Jan 22 - tf GAUTIKK
from 1S2-1 to 1S.">4, incluaive, I volume.
tVilliam* on Personal Property, with American
notes, 1 vol.
The Reporters Chronologically Arranged, by
John Wm. Wallace, 1 vol.
I'he Creed of Christendom, by W. R. Greg.
Hnbits and Men. by Dr. Doran.
Guy Rivers, by William GtlmoreSimms, 1 vol.
new edition.
Bits of Blarney, by R. Shelton Mackenzie,
Bartley's Poeins, 1 volume.
Lippencott's Pronouncing PictufVisry of the
World, 1 vol., Svn. FRANCK TAYLOR
Sept 15
val, at Bladensburg, on the night of Tuesday
last, a DARK BROWN MARE, with her fore
feet bare, a white s|ar in the forehead,and marked
on the back with saddle pinch ; the said mare bad
a saddle on Whoever will return said mare, or
give information where she can be found, will
receive many thanks, and Five Dollara as a re
ward. JOSEPH JONES, Manager for
Rossburg. Prince George* Co., Maryland.
arner, author of Dollars and Cents.
.... ford's Children, ire. Just publiahetf
and for sale by R. FARNHAM,
May 5 Corner of Pa avenue and 11th Hrwt.
Mr tiutherfi

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