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CITY OF WASHINGTON, THURSDAY MORNING OCTOBER 25, 1855.
WASHINGTON" SFATIXRT. IK IMTKUMIKI' TBI-WKKKLr AND WKKJCLY BY Bi VKRLRY TUfKEB AND WM M- OVERTOV, Ward's Building, near the Capitol, city OF WASHINGTON. TERMS Tri-Weekly Weekly To Clubs oh Individuals, subscribing fo five or more copies? Tri-weekly per n.inuiu. in advance t'i 00 Weekly " " 1 ? C7*Poiilinuter? are requested lo act us agent*. rp II E so N H OK THIS MIRES. A HIS tory of the Rise, Progress, and Destiny ot the American Party, and its probable influence on llie next Presidential election, to which is added a Review of the Letter of the Hon. Henry A. Wise against the Know-nothings, by nn Ame rican. The History ol 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 8, 1S54. Miruna Elliot, or the Voice of the Spirit, by S. M. H. Autobiography of Charles Caldwell. M. D.,with a Preface, Notes, aud Appendix, by Harriet W. Warner. Just received and for sale by R. KARNHAM. Corner of Penn. uvenuc and Uth street. Feb 15 HAMPER'S MAGAZINE for September is h magnificent number, filled with superior engravings, and lor sale at Suilunoton'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 the new Fall fashions. The Knickerbocker Mairarine for September Godey's Lady's Book, Graham's Magazine, anti Putnam's Magazine, all for September, received and for sale at S HI ISLINGTON'S Bookstore. 'IT HE FAILURE of Free Society.?Socl 1 ology. fos the South, or the Failure ol Free Society, by George Filzlnigh. On sale at TAYLOR & MAURY'S Hook Store, near 9th street. STONE Q.UAKRY.?I am prepared, to fur nl<h from uiyquarrv, opposite the Little Fulls and adjoining the quarry of the late Timothy ?t'Ncale. any qunnlityof stone that may be needed ii>r building purposes. Apply to the undersigned at his house on H. between 19th and 'iOth streets in the First ward, or to Mr. Paine, at the quarry. Iu!v 2 _ WILLIAM It. SCOTT. COMMENTARIES on tlie Jurisdiction / Practice, and Peculiar Jurisprtidence <if the Courts of the Unip'd Status, vol. 1. by George Ticknor ('urti>. History of the Crusades, their Rise. Progress, an.I Results, by Major Proctor, ot the Royal Military Academy ^umming's Leetures on the Seven Churches. On salent TAYLOK \* MAURY'S Bookstore, ,\'t,v l<? near 9th street. T 0~M~E MlilTu S OK CONG HESS ANI) STRANGERS. WATCHES.?Members of Congress and others in want,of perfect timekeepers would do well to make their selections at once, in order to test their quality before leaving the city. Our assortment for both Ladies and Gentlemen whs never so complete ns at present, embracing ? very description, whi'-h we ofler unusually low. M. W (JALT & BK.OIHER. Penn. avenue, between 9th nnd 10th streets. Jsn IS fA A Nl i;L VS EliSTER.-Messrs. Taylor JJ MA I' I! \ have a lew of the original sub scribers' copies >>| the works of Daniel Webster, printed on very tine imperial paper, in which Mr. Webster inscribed his name. Six volumes; price S20. T. ?V*M. are the only l?jok?ellers in the United Si des who have any copies In their possession. Mar 11 Bookstore near Ol h st. FINE WATCHES ?fc RICH. JEWELRY. no. IIOOK, Pennsylvania avenue, between . and fith streets, has just returned from ?he north with a good assortment of the most rich md fashionable Jewelry in the mnrket, which he purchased for cash at very low prices, and now of ier* tor sale the same, at wholesale or retail, much cheaper than goods of like quality have ever been -old lor in this section of country. Please call at hi? More, "ign ofthe large spread engle. N. 1?. Special attention paid to the repairing of watches by W. W. Hollinjrsv.orth. rpiIE AMERICAN SPORTSMAN, Con 1 mining Hints to S|>ortsmen. Notes on Sport ng, and the Hnbits of the Game Birds and Wild Fowl of America, by Elisha J. Lewis, M, D., with numerous illustrations. For sale at TAYLOR & MAURY'S Jan. 4 Book Store, near Ninth street. (1 ENERAL AGENCY*?The undersigned X most respectfully informs, by this notice, his riends and the public in general, here nnd esle where, that he has 0|?ened an Agency Office for the prosecution of claims of every description against the government. Iwlore the several depart ments or Congress; procure pensions, bounty and* extra pay, and arrearage pay, and will at end io the buying and selling of real estate, the renting ot houses, and a general collecting bust ness; he will also furnish parties at a distance with such information as they may desire from the seat of government. Charges will be mode sate. Oflice, at present, will be on M near lSth rtreet HUFKaKNCKN Hon. J. C. Dobbin, Swrctary of thr flam, lion. J. Davis, Srrrrtary of War. N. Csllaii, esq.. PrrjuUttt ol th* Bct'rf of ("?w Council. Gen. John M. MeCnlln. Ait?r"nt > f* ? James 11. Caiutin. esq. C Keddsll Slutr l)rj>artrn'/1t SAMUEL >} TAYLOR. Jan 17?tt C-\ UNSERVE and Presorted (dn^rr and j Chow-Chow. Attea and Choong Loong,Can ton, fresh importation. For sale by SHEKELL BROTHERS. N >. 40, opposite theOentre Market. DON'T FAI I- TO C A LI. AT IHK)I?'S il?you wish to purchase anything in the way ot fine Amer'can, London. >r Geneva watches (thai can relied on for thr true tune.) rn h gold jewelry, pure silver ware. Aw St>-.y and save from Ir. io |>er cent, as he is now receiving his Fall supply, which will l?e ?old at the lowest wholesale rates. Fine watches and jewelry repaired, aad war ranted to jrive satisfaction H O. HOOD'S Pa. >ivenue, iietvveen slid r.th streets, si?n o! l.he larire srtreiid eaale. \TE? HOOKS RECEIVED AT SHIL .i^i LINOTON'S Bookstore-* The Dodd Family, by Charles Lever, author of harles O'Malley. Behind the Scenes, by Lady Bulwer Lytion The Lamplighter, one if the most fascinating fcooks ever written. Everything in the. Book Newspaper, and Sta .in -ry line for sale at JOE SHILLINGTON'8 Bookstore, Odeon Building, corner 4} street nnd Pa. avenue. J M)WAKI) LYCETT. Sen.. Hook-Hinder, l'j Potomac Hall, corner of Eleventh-street and Mnryland avenue, over Clarke's Drug store. Wash ington, D. C. Every style of book-binding executed, either in velvet, Turkey Morocco. Kusaia, or fancy colors wlf. Periodicals and Music neatly half bound. Mr. Lycutt 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 takos this method io inform his friends, and those desirous ef perpetuating per sonal remembrances, that daguerreotype like nesses can be inlaul on the inside covers of fami y bibles, present at ion-book a, or keepsakes, speci mens of which can l>e seen at his bindery, or he can be addressed by letter w'lirhwitlbe promptly attended to _____ Mathematical dictionary nn<\ Cyclopedia of Mathemstical Science, com prising definitions of all the terms employed in Math- mntie?, nn analysis of esch branch, and of the whole as forming a single science, by Chsrles Davies, L. L. D., author of a complete course of Mathematics, and Win. G. Peck. A. M., Assist ant Professor of Mathematics United States Mili ,ary Academy. Just published, snd for ssle at he Bookstore of R. FARNHAM, 5 00 2 00 wool) GAS.?CAUTION* BE it known that I, tlic aubscriber ob tained letters patent in December, 1851, for uu apparatus for the destructive distillation ol wood, and the making therefrom of tar or pitch at pleasure, and gas ; and that in the judgment ol competent persons the invention ol an appar tus recently patented by W. D. Porter cannot be used by him or any other person without infring ing my said patent. And, further, that what u patented by said Porter rightfully belong* to me, as I expect to prove ere long before the United State* Patent Office ; and, further, that the u?e of said Porter's invention involves also a process which I am now claiming before the United Slate# Patent Office, and which has been adjudged to be patentable to the first inventor I hereof, and which ?aid VV. D. Porter has formally disclaimed, as ap pears upon the public records of said ollice, ol which a* official copy is hereto annexed, and also a copy of his claims. In the National Intelligencer of the 2fhh instant Mr. Porter announces that he has secured by patent the "exclusive right to making gas Iroin wood," and threatens prosecution to alj parlies infringing his patent. I ask how this statement comports with the fact of my patent ol 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 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 Foulis, of Canada, for an equivalent coutrivance. This claim, as given be low, and 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 lront. and is a libel on the good sense of the Patent Office If such a claim or right hud been granted, it would forbid every coal-kiln and charcoal manufactory in the country. The following copies of correspondence and extracts from the record# or the Patent Office will show the true stite of the case: Units* Status Patent Office, August 25, 1854. Sir. In reply to your letter of this date, asking " if any patent has been granted to W. D. Porter, dated '-.'2d August, 1S54, or at any other time, or to any other person or persons, securing to him or th-'m " the exclusive right oj making gas from mood" and whether any such claim was made by \V. D. Porter, under his application for a patent, which letters patent were issued bearing the above dale, you are informed that W. D. Porter's claims are believed to be e ntined to his appara tus: aud, further, this office is not aware that a patent has been granted heretofore (or the fTclu nivr. right of mnkmg gas from w?*d It would, however, be unjustifiable to expect me to make an extended investigation to answer your re quest. I am, respectfully, your obedient servant, C. Ma&on, Commissioner of Patents. W P. McConaf.m., Esq., , Care of Prof. C. G. Pnge, Washington, D. C. The United Stales Patent UJfie,? To all persons to whom these.presents shall com*, greting : This is to certify that the annexed is atrue copy from the files of ti<is office of an extrart from a paper filed in the matter of the application of W. D. Porter for letters patent, in accordance with whioh application letters patent were issued to the said W. D. Porter on the 22d day of August, eighteen hundred and fifty-four. lu testimony whereof. 1 Charles Mason. Com missioner ol Patents, have caused the seal of the Patent Office to be hereunto affixed |iJ. s | this 2f>th day of August, in the year of our Lord one thousand eighi hundred and^ fifty four, and of the independence ol the United States the seventy-nintb. C. Mason. Copy of disclaimer of W. D. Porter in his applica tion for " an improved still for making wood gas, filed August 5, 1S54. letters patent issued August 22,1854. " 1 do not claim as my invention and discovery the improvements in making gas from wood, viz. subjecting the products of destructive distillation therefrom to n high degree of heat, SMbatantially as has been described and for the purposes set forth in the specification of W, P. McConnell. The United 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 from the specification of W. D. Porters patent, issued in the twenty second day of August, eighteen hundred and fifty-four. In testimony whereof, I, Charles Mason, Com missioner of Patents, have caused the seal of the 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 of the independence of the Lnited Stales the seventy-ninth. C.Mason. Extract from Specification of W. D. Perter^on whuh letters patent were issued August 22, 1?54. ClaiX.?What 1 claim as my invention and de sire to secure by letters patent is : "The construction of a gas apparatus or still, consisting of a metallic or other cylinder B, the cones E and D, diaphram plate C, and exit pipe F, substantially us descril?ed in the foregoing spe cification, and shown in the accompanying draw ings." , , The truth of the abeve way be ascertained from the records of the Patent Office, to which all have access. \VM. P. McCONNELL. By his attorney CHAS. G. PAGE. U f RAILROAD MAP OF THE X UNITED KTATES."?This celebra ted Mup. recently eulogized by Lieutenant Mau rv in his " Virginia Letters." is on sale at TAYLOR Ac MAURY'S Uer. i Bookstore, near Ninth street SOUTHERN BOOK.?Origin of tlie Con stitution; lncor|>oration of the General Gov ernment by the Slates; as national public agents in trust, with no sovereignly ; History of Copart nership Territories from the Virginia Deed, 178-1, to the Treaty wiih Mexico, 1S48; Division of the Public Lands; Specific Duties; Origin and History of the Puritans; Origin and Caui>e of Trouble be tween the North and Sooth, and Jeopardy of the Republic; Legal mode of Redress pointed out; by W. B. Davis, Wilmington, North Carolina. Price Two Dollars. On Sale at BISHOP'S Periodical Store, No 21ft Pennsylvania avenue, adjoining Willard's Hotel. rpilB PEASANT HOY PHILOSOPHER X Wy Henry Mavhew. price 75 cents. The Essence of Christianity, bv Ludwig Fener barh, fanslated from the second German edition by Marion Evans, tran?lator of Straus's Life of Jesus, price $1 25. Travels in Europe and the Ea*t, by Samuel Ireneu* Prime, two volumes, price two dollars. Just published and for sale at TAYLOR At MAURY'S i^XTKA Heavy-plated Tea Seta, Albata Forka, Spoons, Ate. ?M. W. Gait Ar Bro. I have just received a beantifnl assortment of? Extra Plated Tea Sets, latest styles Castors, Coke Baskets. Card Trays, Also, superior Albata Forks and Spoons. The al?ove are of the very l?e?t quality, and un I usually low. M. W. GALT Ac BRO. Penn. avenue, between Vth and 10th st?. AN C 11 O V I E S, Varieties, and Shrimp 1'nsts-?Anchovy Pa?te, genuiue, in jars. Anchovies in sauce, in pickle, and salt I Essence of Lobsters. Anchovies, and Shrimps Jusi received by SIIEKELL BROTHERS, Uec |3 3tif No. 40. op. Centre Market WANDERINGS IN CORSICA; Corsica; Picturesque, Historical, and Social ; with a I Sketch of the Early Life of Napoleon, translated from the German by Edward Joy Morns. 1 rice SI 50. Lecturcs on English Literature, from (. hancer to Tennyson, by Henry Reed. Price II 25. Just published, and for sale at TAYLOR At MAURY# PROSPECTUS OP THE -WASHINGTON SENTINKL." I PROPOSE to publish ill the city of V/h?Iiiii?< ton, in September, a political newspaper, nil tier the name of the WASHINGTON SEXTI NEL. In doing *o, it is proper 1 should inalce known the principles it will maintain, and ihe policy it will advocate. It will support cordially and earnestly the prin ciples ofthe Democratic party of the United Slates it does not propose to he the organ of any Depart inent of the Government, except in so far as an in dependent maintenance of the doctrines ot that party may represunt its opinions and express its views. It will not he ambitious to commend itself to the people by a blind Mattery of their rulers. It will seek public tjpport by the bold avowal of the sentiments which are common to the genuine Democracy of the Union, and by the condemna tion of all such as utay conflict with them, from whatever quarter they may come. It will seek to be (and it will endeavor to deserve the till**) the organ of the Democratic party of the United States. The Skntinki. will maintain, as n fundamental truth of that great party, that the States formed the Union between them by the ratification of the Con stitution as a compact; by which, also, they created the Federal Government, and delegated to 't, as their common agent, the powers expressly specified in it, with an explicit reservation of all others to the States, or to their separate govern ments. The exercise of any powers beyond liies thus delegated, is. therefore, an usurpation of ?!ie reserved authority of the States '>v 't>e ?>< their own creation. The SxNTiffXL will uphold and defend the In inn upon th?- basis of the rights of the Sti-tes?und>r the Constitution?and thus by .Hodulou-ly guarding the latter, it will the more effectually strengthen and perpetuate the former. ? With regard to the exercise ot the powers of tl?e Fee<;ral Government, the Skntinki. will take i-. the , rineiples of its action, that Congress shall >x ^rcis 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 n<- seek to attain indirectly an object through the exei ise of constitutional power, for the 'lircct attainme t of whieh it has no delegation of power. In othur words, all powers exercised iiniM be clearly gra ted. and all granted powers must !><: used for no Purpose, except such as i- Henri* in tended by th Constitution. In respect to the internal administration ol lb ' Government, the Skntinki. will sustain the settled policy of the Democratic party. It will labor to inculcate this cardinal doctrine of Democratic in ternal policy:?that this Government will be>i 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 inent of all their domestic 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 riehts and honor of the Stntes composing it. The Sk.ntinki. will advocate such a progressive foreign policy as will suit itself to the exigencies, and correspond wjth 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 in the course the Skntinki. wil pursue.. The national policy of the world in this age it essentially aggressive. In the growing sense ol weakness of some of the nation* of the Old World, and the ambitious restlessness of others, a com mon motive to colonial extension has developed self. 4 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 a policy must be resisted by remonstrance, and, if need l>e, Wy war. Our foreign policy shoukl. indeed, be defensive, but to be properly defensive, .t must sometimes be apparently aggressive. Our administration should be vigilant, watchful, and energetic. The world is full of important movements, commercial and politi'al, deeply conccrning 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 l?est portion of a continent, with no neighbors but a colony, nnd a worn-out, anarchical despotism. We arc the olny people whose own land, without colonial de fendencies, is washed by the two great occans ol the world. Our agricultural productions are more, varied and more essential to civilised 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 great extent, un explored and exhaustless in its yet hidden wealth is at our feet. European trade seeks the great East 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 th# rising power, through the agency of whose example, and ever widening Bnd extending, though |?eaceful influences, the bless ings of liberty, civilisation, and religion, are des tined to triumph over the l>arbarism and supersti tion of the millions ?( the world. And shall such a people refuse to lay hold upon their destiny, and act npon the high mission to which it is called? A mission so full of hope, though so laden with responsibility, whn*h, it properly directed, must make our confederacy the harbinger of peace to the world, as well as the peaceful arbiter of its destiny. The Skntinki. will, therefore, advocate a bold and earnest foreign policy, such as ihe condition of the country demands; but it will advocate it under the flag ofthe country?nowhere else. Its forrign policy must be consistent with the spotless honor and unimpeachable good faith of the country. To be respectable at homesnd abroad, and to be 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 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 be false to those of other nations. Such, then, is the chart by whieh we shall be guided. Independent and free we shall endeavor to be honest and truthful. The tru? friends ol democratic principles we shall cordially support and defend. Its enemies in the field or in ambush we shall oppose, and on all proper occasions dej| nounee. To our future brethren of the press we extend the hand of friendly greeting. The Sentinel is the 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 ol the great principles upon which itcame into power, and in its honest lal>ors to attain such an end il will find the Skntinki. its friend nnd coadjutor. 1ATKK YEAR*, ny 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 Taylor. Brushwood picked up on the I ontinent; or Last Summer's Trip to the Old World, by Orville Horwits. The above are selected from a large srrival ol I new books at TAYIvOR k M AUR\ S f Bookstore, near 9th at. Tue New York and Liverpool United State* Mall Steamer*. The ships comprising this line ure : The Atlantic Captain West. The Pacific Captain Nye. The Baltic Qaptaiu Coiustork. These ships having been built by condui t. expressly for government service, every care has I.ecu taken in itie 1 r construction, ax also in their engines, to insure strength anil speed, tiiu! their acconimo tlalions lor passengers ore unequalled for ele gance and comfort. Price of passage from New York to Liverpool, in tirst cabin -I4O In second cabin, $75. Exclusive use of extra sized state rooms .S32ri From Liverpool to New York 3D and 20guineas An experienced Surgeon attached to each shin. No berth secured until paid for. HKOFOKKD IMTKK Of .AILING. 1 TU,? Nrw York y> JM Liverpool. We.l'?ta\.. Dec '7,1 sr> I We 1 "day...Tan. 10, 1855 Wed 1 ay.. Jan. 24, 1 J89 Wed'dav.. Feb. 7, 1&55 Wed'day. .Feb. 21, Js55 S. tnrdav.. Dec. 16, 1854 Saturday.. Dec. " 0,1854 Saturday..Jan. 13, 1855 Saturday..Jan. 27, 1855 Saturday.. Fob. 10, 1855 Wed'uay.. Mar. 1. 1855 | Saturday. .Feb. 24, 1655 For fre ght or pa sagew apply t'? EDWARD K. COLLINS, No. 56 Wall street, N. Y. DROWN. SHIPLEY & Co., Liverpool. R. C, ROBERTS & Co., 13 King s Arms Yard, London. B. <r. WAIN WRIGHT & Co., Paris. GEO. II. DRAPER, Havre. The owners of these ships will not lie accounta !,!e for gold, silver, bullion, specie, jewelry, pre cioi^ stones, or metals, unless bills of lading are signed therefor,* anil the value thereof therein ex pressed. Jan 3 dtf J" UST KECEIVi:i> AT TAYLOR .v MAU ry's Bookstore, near Oth^treet? The Plurality of World*, with an Introduction by Edward Hitchcock, D. D. A Lamp to the Path; or,the Bible in the Heart, ihe Home, and the Market Place, by the Rev. W fv. Tweedie, L). D. The Catarombs of Rome, by the Right Rev. W. I. Kip, D. D. Narrative of a Voyage to the Northwe-t < ius I Am-'fica, by Gabriel Franchere. Corinne, by Madame De Stael, new edition Vathek, by Becklbrd, do Female Poets of Great Britain, do Western Scenes and Adventures, illustrated. Lite of Napoleon, by Id izlitt, do SATIRE VNI> SATIRISTS, 15Y JAMES Hannay. author of Singleton Fontlerov, Arc. Cosas de Espann, or Going to Madrid, via Bar celona. Just published and for ?ale at TAYLOR & MAURY'S March (3 Bookstore, near 9th street. 1 ,"><>!< KENT, till the 15th of November next, the large built house et the corner of IMh and K streets. Cal at the " Sentinel" otRce. Intelligencer, Star, and Organ, one week daily and send b.lls to Sentinel oflicc. May 17?lud P IK >s p fclCJTU S.?SOU YHERN COSSbH vative Magazine.? When new aspirants lor popular favor are announced, the public have a right to demand the grounds upon which such show of title to their paironage is made. In ac knowledgment of this, we trace the customs ol parties in the avowal of principles; of religious sects, in the promulgation of creeds; and ol per sons in, all pursuits of life, dependent upon the public lor success, in their preparatory expositions ol'plaus and purposes. The customs thus origin ating, though soin* times abused, are useful and proper, and should not be discarded. And when, in obedience to custom, new plan* nre proposed, tho-e 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 hastens it* failure; it has defeated many important enterprizes, and has deprived the conntry of good and useful works. If a new proposition ot any kind is approved by the public, the support ol tho?e approving is of right expected, their approval being solicited only in the view that their more substantial aid will not be withheld. BRIEF OUTLINE OF THE PLAN OF THE PROPOSED PERIODICAL. Tiie Southern Conservative Magazink will occupy grounds but little cultivated by American magaxinists. It is believed that a field i? open for a periodical of a new and, in some respects, a higher order than has be?n aimed at in our maga une literature. In this belief, and with such an aim, we announce the Southern Conservative Magazine. The new magazine will be natior.ul and not sectional; claiming no merit by virtue of it* es tablishment in the South, but aiming at a higher usefulness anil a more petieral acceptability. It will be Protestant, but not sectarian; opposing religious bigotry or intolerance on the one side, and infidelity on the other?laboring in its teach ings to advance a closer union between the several branches of the great family of the church. It will be political, but lit<eral j owing no siavish slleyiunce to parties or politicians, it will advocate measure*, not men, mi J will labor only lor the success of principles. It will be progressive, yet sternly opposed to the reckless spirit of innovation so rile in the country?aiming to elevate and advance, not de pre*-; to reform and improve, not to destroy; sacredly adhering to the true intent of our great republican theory, aud laboring to advance it to its fullest development. It will be truly American in tone 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 orgau ot pure conservatism. It will encourage a high-toned literature, and defend pure moral* in au the social relations of life' . , e 1 And it will number in its corps of regular con tribtitor* some of the ablest political and literary writers 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 large octavo pages, made up of original articles, con tributed and editorial ? reviews, political and scientific essays, romances, poetry, 4rc. We promise much for Ihe new magazine, and we intend to perform it all, and more, if Ihe read ing public will give the enterprise a liberal en couragement. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. The Southern Conservative Magazine will be issued, the first of each month, from the office of publication, Nashville or Knoxville. Tenne?*ee. and will be furnished to suscribers at four dollars a year, or three dollars if paid punctually in ad vance. Publication will be commenced the 1st day of January. 1850. Address orders to the editor and proprietor. ^ ^ HELMS, Knoxville, Tennessee. May SI, 1S5S. L1 ' EAVES from a Family Journal, from I the French of Emilie Souvestre, author of ! " The Attic Philo?opher in Paris. mrs.Janieson's Common place Boole of 1 bought*, I Memories, pnd Fancies. r farn|,am June 7 Corner 11th at. and Penn. av 1 [K?. JAMK^ON's* NEW A , lVl commo:-place I of Thoughts, Memo nes and Fnncie*, original unci by .??ra Jameson, Price 7-3cents. Leaves from a Family Journal, from the French of Emilie Souvestre, author of "the Attic h no sopher in Paris." Paper, 50 cents; cloth, 75 1 cents. _ , Theory and Practice of Landscape Painting in water colors, illustrated by a series of *4 designs, colored diagrams of numerous wood cuts, with two extra plates?' ol nmwiuncoui contracts* by , G?orge Barnard. Price So. Just received at TAYLOR St MAURY'S Bookstore, jun# 7 near 0tb st. New music.?w.c.zantzinger has just received from the publishers. birth, Pond At Co.. New York, and George Willieg.jr., Bultimoro, an nssorunent ol their latest publica tions. X&r Pianos tuned, warranted to Rive satis faction. j iv.? STATIONERS' I1ALL. adjoining Kirkwood House. Dec 1<-?3tawii . ?A liU A B L. I?: K B A 1, I JjTATE FOK Sale.?The Mock of bni? g? known, as ' the Union Buildings,"' and uov coupied by the Union newspaper establishtneii They are situ ated on E street, between 13th 4 14th streets, and fronting directly on PennsvU ^avenue. The iot is 70 feet front by 159 feet deep. The property 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 yenrly in creasing in value. The time of the present lessee expires on the 1st September next, oil whiuh day possession m?y had. ALo, that large three-story Brick House on 17th street west, (opposite the "War Office, and throe doors south of G street.) Also, that three-story House on 17th street west, next door to the Government Building, at the corner of F and 17th streets. Should tho above, pioperty not be sold at private sale prior to the I5ili of May, it will be sold on thnt 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?2awtl?>May NEW LIVERY STABLE. To the Patrons of Berkeley Springs. THE undersigned begs leave to inform his friends and the public generally, that he has erected a new and extensive Livery Stable, for the accommodation ol those who may wish to keep their horses at the Springs during the ap proaching season. The building contains about -10 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 suit the times. JAMES A. STORM. Berkeley Spiungs, Morgan County, Va.. July 1. July 18?tf. PROSPECTUS OF THE UNITED STATES TIMES. A Weekly Newspaper to be published in Washington City. The undersigned, expecting soon to retire lrom the position he has for some time held asSuperin tendentof the United States Census, intends to devote himself to the control and management ol the Review, of which, for the last nine year*, he h:t? been the editor and proprietor, and to the I publication in the City of Washington of a w eekly j newspaper with the above title. The material for this paper will consist, in part, of selections or extract* from articles admitted into the Review, but mainly of other original lite rary, educational, industrial, and miscellaneous I matters, including digests of the current events ol I the day, home and foreign; the proceedings ol Congre"" and the acts of the Government; lite rary and scientific sketche* and essays upon leading and popular topics; biographical sketches j of public men; direst of official reports, Slate and Federal; the state of the markets in the several arge cities; the progress and prospects of crops; j supply, demand, prices, etc.; the increase of the j country as shown by statistics, bringing down j those of the National Census always to date. The object will be, through careful editorial I management and a large and well-selected cor respondence, to establish at the seat of govern ment a Family Newspaper which shall be adapted j to the wants of every community; imparting i inuseinent and information, and political, only to j the extent of maintaining the institutions of the J '?onntry and defending the rights and sovereignty j of the State*. The City of Washington, lrom the advantages which it present" for obtaining material of every | kind, through the action of the Smithsonian Insti- | tut ion, the Patent ?flee. mid the National Airrt* J cultural Convention, etc., Md Ae several Bureaus j ai.d Department* of Government, from us eonti gnity to the large commercial cities, from the ex- j tended, exciting, and all important interests that | concentrate upon it. is. perhaps, the most eligible j location for such a journal, and ample guarantee* I o! its Miooess have already been received. It will j he printed in lolio for the convenience of binding, I and similar in style to the New York Albion. Term*: t'2 pk* anm"*- in advance. To Cluba. of 10 s- r.scRiatBS, at one posi office 31?> in advance To Subscribers of J "tBow's Rnvtiw, not in j arrears, the Review and Times together. N >n j advance. Advertisements on accommodating term*. In order to increase the usefolneaa of the R<- I view, which h?s now acquired a very exten-tve , circulation, it will be enlarged from 112 to 140 or < ifiO page*) nr>d otherwise improved by additional j editorial n*si*tance and an able corps of eontribu j tors. A monthl iMorical digest of events wdl be embraced in /I* pages, valuable for future refer j ?nee. The subscription price of the Review will re ma n at $.r? per annum, but for the convenience ot the large class of person* who may not desire the whole work, or who may only soli< it in formation upon one or more of th?' subjects to which it is devoted, it ia in contemplation to make a separate publication of the matter relating to Agricullur?, another of that relating 10 Manufat tart*, a thiru .<> Internal Improvement*; a fourth to Commerce; and a tifth to Education and Ijeitert. These publications wili be but departments of the whole work, and may be subscribed for separately at ? I per annum ea'h. They will appear monthly in handsome periodical style, of from twenty-fi\e to thirty-two page* ; constituting an annual oetavo volume of 3f>0 page* each. ?howmg at a single view and 'ii k condensed form the whole results, u ithin the year, in the particular dtpartmsnt, in ear own country and abroad, us the Review itsell M ni .h ;w them m ol! 4>f the department* ol indus try aud enterprise. The Office of DeBow'a Review will remain as before at New Orleans, though a branch will !>e located at Washington, which will be also the main oHioe of the other Journals, and may be addressed at all times in regard to them. The particular address of the editor, whether Wash ington or New Orleans, will be furnished from time to time, in the work. J. D B. DEBOW. Washing ion, Nov. 2f?, lfcM. t&~ DeBow's INf>tjsmt M, UnotllRK* three handsomely bound volumes upon the Progress and Wealth of the United States, 1.800 pages royal octavo, double columns, clear print, library edi tion, may still be ordered. Price,.,$6'delivered at the expense of the authe* USE THE MAGIC IMPRESSION PAPER, For Writing Without Pen or Ink? Copy ing Leavix, Plants, Fluwrra, Plcturcn, Pattern* for Kinhrnlilery, Marklug Lin en Indelibly, Manifold Writing. rpiIIW Article i? absolutely the best portable I Inkstand in (he known world, for a small quantity folded and placed in the pocket consti tutes a travelling1 Inkstand, which cannot be bro ken. No pen is nc ded, for any ?tick, sharpened to a poin(. write* equally as well an the best gold pen in the universe. For drawing it is indispen sable. It is, indeed, the whole art of Drawing and Painting?taught in one lesson. Any leaf, plant, or llower can be transferred lo the pages of an album, with a minute and distinct resemblance of nature. With equal facility, pictures and em broidery patterns are taken, and have received (lit highest enlogiuma from the fuir sex ; and, in deed, a more tasteful present for a lady could not be produced. This Magic Paper will also mark Linen, or other articles, so as to remain perfectly indelible. All the washing in the world (ails 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, making it the cheapest and most convenient article extant. It is used to great ndvantage by reporters of the public press, telegraphic operators, and hosts ot others. Each Package contains four different colors? Biack, Blue, Green, and Red, with full and printed Instructions ibrall to use, and will last sufficiently long to obtain Five Hundred distinct Impressions. It is put up in beautifully enamelled colored Envelopes, with a truthful likeness of the Pro prietor attached. Each and every packa.re war ranted. IT/*Price S2 a dozen; or live for one dollar. Single packages 25 cents. Address, post pni<4 N. HUBBELL, N?>. 107 Broadway, New York. OPINIONS OF THE PRESS. IIubbkll's Maoic Impression Paper.?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 neatness and utility, and should meet with the sale it richly deserves.? Tribune. T AVLOR tfc MAURY have the honor to announce the completion of preparations tor the festive season. In addition to their ordinary stock, (which has always been characterized 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, Portemonnaie*. Taper Stands, <5rc. Together with a general assortment of novelties remarkable for a combination of the useful with the ornamental, nt price- suitable to the artisan or millionaire. !'t>ok and Stationery store, near Wtb street GREAT ATTRACTION. I)HEMlUM DAGUERREOTYPES taken at STEWART'S Gallery. Pennsylvania ave nue. over Gait's Jewelry Store. Pictures in best quality of ca-es from f?0 cent* and upwards. We invite the public to call and judge for them selves. March 17?dlmo nROSPECTUS OF I>E BOW'S RE I VIEW, volumes XIV. and XV.. adapted pri marily to the southern and western States ol the Union, including statistics of foreign and domestic industry and enterprise. Published monthly iu New Orleans, at $?*> per annum, in advance. A few complete sets of the work, thirteen volumes, bound handsomely, fftOO to 860 pages, are lor sale at the otiice, New Orleans, deliverable in any of the large cities or towns. Sep 7?tf IjtOR TBBI IPftltQ flADB, Gent's Ho _ siery and Uuder-Garments.?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 Hall-Hose, plain and fancy. STEVENS'S Feb 24?3tit' Sales Room, Brown's Hotel npHES SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, devo X ted to Industry, Science, 'ind Mechanics. Published weekly nt 1*3 Fulton street, N. V., Sun Buildings.) by Munn Ac Co. Ter??: S3 a year; si ih ,ui. an ? nimi the r? maindcr in six month* GREAT EXCITEMENT IN NEW YORK Piano's and McMchiih for Cash. 1"TOR ACE WATERS, the great Music and JlI Piano Forte dealer, 333 Broadway, New York, preterm* lo share a large per cent, with his customers, rather man pay it to the sharpers of Wall ?? reet, to raise available means to enable him to stem the present tight times,offers his immense assortment of elegant and warranted Pianos and Melodeon- at a large discount from factor)' prices, for cash. Hi* assortment comprises Pianos from three of the largest and most celebrated Boston manufactories; also t hone of several of the best New York makers, iiiciuding the Iteauitful and much admired II?>raec Waters Pianos from his own factory, and Melodeons of the best Boston. New Haven, New York, and Buffalo make*; af fording an opportunity for selections not u> be had elsewhere. Each instrument wsrrsnted. Second hsnd 1'ianos at tiieat'bArgains? prices from S'.'"to l? fl' it. Music and musical msti nments ot all kinds. Dealers, teachers, and heads of scfcoola supplied on tW be4( terms Music scntbymnH, post pa 'I. General and select catalogues of mu sic and schedule of faeiory prices of Pianos, Melo deons and musical < nstruments forwarded to any address, free of postage. Seut 21?d3in Rlfs*MI,% AW IT In, ItY COUNT I IE UU MWSkl. MEMOIRS, Speeches, mid Writings, of Kobert Hantoul. jr , >iliteil by Lutiier Hamilton. SACRED POEMS AND HYMNS -or public and private devotion, by James Montgomery. THE PLANTER'S NORTHERN BRIDE, a Novel, by Caroline I.ee Hcnt*. with illustrations trom original designs, in 2 vols. THE CHURCH, in a series of Discourses, by Sylvester Judd. Pastor of Christ < nurch Maine. HISTORY OK OLIVER CROMWELL nno the English ComnliiwesIA, from the execution of Charles I. to the death of t'roi>well. by M G. GutJiot. trat> dated bv A, R Seoble. in 2 voi? HISTORY OF THE FRENCH rROTEST A NT Refugees from the iUvoritiN of the Edict of Nunto* to our own days, by M. < harles Weiss. Professor ot History i the Lycee Bonaparte, in 2 VOICES OP THE NIGHT, by llf? J .hn Cum ming, D. D. VOX ES OF THE IJ A Y. bv Kev. John Gam tiiof. D. D. Just published and received at tbe bookstore *? R. FA H Nil AM. Apr I'i CtMWl of 11th ?t. and Penn c W~~ AM II I N b TO K I H V ISO'S NEW Work, Wolfert's Roost and other Papera, now first collected, by Washington Irving. Scottish Ballad*, and Poems, by Herr Ainslee. Full Proof ot the Ministry,? Sequel to the Boy who was trsined up to be a Clergyman by John N. Norton, A t. Memoirs of Life. Exile, and Conversations of the Emperor Napoleon, by the Count de les Cases, withportr is and other illustrations. Maim- I of Sacied History, by John Henry Kurt*. D D. Just published and Mr sale at TAYLUR & MAURY'S Feb lf? liookstore. near 9th street E'\ AMPLE** OF HACHinURT \M) j Mill work -Being plan*. section*, andeievn lion ot works in several departments of Machine ry, Mill-work, and General Engineering, with de cripttonsoftheir construction, actioa. and praeuesl application to various branches of industry. Just received and for sale Ml tbe Hookstofl of R FARNHAM, WASHINGTON SENTINEL TERMS OF ADVERTISING. Onr. suuare (twelve line*) 1 in?enion .. ? ??> '<0 i. < ? 2 " ? 3 <? I 00 < 1 week 2 00 ?i I month ? ? '? JHU Business cards, not exceeding six l>ne tor not lens than six months, inserted ai haitprue. Yearly advertisements subjccl to ?;>' < inl rangement. Long advertisements at reduced rate#. Religious, Literary, und Charitable notice* in serted gratuitously. , All correspondence on business must be prepaid TO OFFICERS, SOLDIERS. *I'.AMEW, Ac., OF ALt. AVAllS, TIIKUt WIDOWS AND MIKiOlt CHILDREN. S. M. KNIGHT. Attorney for Ooveriimcnt CUImanti, WASHINGTON, D. C., CONTINUES to give prompt and personal at i tention to the prosecution of Claims of every description against the General Government, and particularly to those before Hie Treasury Depart ment, Pension and Bounty Land Bureau#, latent and General Land Offices, and Board of OteiiM. An experience of years, and a familiarity with the means of obtaining the eailitnl and most la vornl>le action on Claims, with his facilities for the dispatch of business, justify him in assuring his Correspondents, Claimants, and the publ.c gener ally, that interests intrusted to his keeping will not be neglected. Pension, Bounty 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 contain ing a synopsis ol the existing Pension, iwunty Land, Patent, and Public Laud Laws, down to the end of the late Congress, including the Bounty Land Act ot 3d March, lHo??, 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, Wa-'on-masters, Teamsters, and friendly Indians, ot the Army, including State Troops, Volunteers, and Militia?and all Officers. Seamen, Ordinary Seamen, Marines, Clerks, and Landsmen, of the Navy, not heretofore provided for, who have serve J not less than fourteen days (unless in bat tle) at any period since lV76j and to the widows and minor children of all such persons entitled. and deceased. ? This pamphlet contains " Forms ol Application more full and complete than any elsewhere to be found: adapted to the wants of every class ot 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. Parlies not wishing to avail themselves ol the facilities afforded by this officc m securing prompt and personal superintendence of their claims at the Departments, can obtain copies of the above pamphlet by remitting thirty cents in postage stamps. Inducements tu Correspondents. Correspondent* who prepare and forward cases for management by this Agency will be dealt with liberally; supplied with all necessary blanks gratis. and kept constantly advised of the changes that from time to time occur in the execution ot the law. It is within the subscribers power to direct bis Correspondents to the locality of very many per sons entitled nnder the late Act; and having ob tained several thousand Land Warrants nnder former laws, he is in possession ot data that will materially assist in securing additional bounty. Fees, below the usual rate*?and contingent upon the admission ot Claims. The highest cash prices given for L-nd War rants, Revolutionary Scrip, and Mm" * Land PaleUtAddress S. M. KNIGHT. Washington City March 17? law2m rpRKBLK PATENT IMPROVED EYE _|_ let Machine. First patent combined on one stock. Second patent, self-feeding in the eyelets. Third patent, patent improved fastener, riveting both sides. All parties in want of a good Eyelet Machine are strongly recommended to use none but ''Lip man's Patent Improved," which if decidedly the best ever brought b*?r.- the public, possessing numerous advantages, viz: It i* strong, durable, and not linble to get out of order. _ . It punches the hole well and to lit the tyelet, and in one oj?eration clinches the Eyelet on both sides. 1 It saves time, as the papers, Arc., need not be reversed or turned over to clinch the Eyelet a second time, ns is the ?a*e with all other ma chine*. . It is useful to the merchant in hling away papers, as well as to the attorney or conveyancer, the shomaker, tailor, mtliner, and numerous others, and is a very labor-saving machine Agents for Washington, TAYLOR <Sc MAURY, Rook and Stationery Store, near 9th st. May 24 PI A TEH TEA SET*.?I have Juat re ceived some new styles Albata and Silver Plated Ware that I oiler at manufacturer's prices : also, a large assortment of Spectacles, of every description; together with a good assortment ol pure Silver Ware, of my own manufacture, which 1 will retail at wholesale prices H. O. HOOD. 41S Penn. avenue, bet. 4J and 6tli sts., Sign of the I^arge Spread Eagle Feb 2.r??dlwif N READY MADE CLOTHING AT REDUCED PRICES.?Aa the season IS advanced, we have determined to sell ofl the remaining portion of our winter sU>? k at greatly reduced prices; therefore gentleman wish ing to consult economy in purchasing fine Over coats. Talmas Dress, Frock, and Business Coals; Black and Fancy Cashmere Pants; Velvet, Silk, Sntin, aud Merino Vests; Under fchirts and Drawer*. and all other ready made garments ol tine quality, will find our present variety to be as well assorted as in the beginning ot the ?ea?on, with the advantage of much'lower prices. WALL Sc STEPHENS, 3*22 Pa. avenue, next to Iron Hall. Feb 24 si r A T E R -C O LO It I* I C TUR EH.? \Y Messrs. TAYLOR A* MAURY beg to an Bounce that, at the suggestion of ?everal ol our citizens, the pictures now on exhibition st their store will be raffled for. ^ Eleven prizes ; sixty chances, at SO. April 12 Bookstore, near Ninth street. F.W WORK, by the Author of tlie Heir of lledatarffe. The CaatlPhiiMer*.by the snthor.?! the Heart s Ease, in paper covers ; price W eents ; hound, "!?> cents. , Just published and for sale at TAYLOR It M AURY'S March 31 Bookstore, near Ninth street (Tastier* lu*t received a large aa JT sortmeat of Pate De Kotes Gras, from Stras burg, in small and le'-re tar Jan 92? tf '? <?ALT.b?; D|<; E?T OFEXCHEQ.UER R EP?>RTS, from 1W4 to 1!j54, inclusive, 1 volume. ~ William* on Personal Property, with American notes. 1 vol. Th?* Reporters Chronologically Arranged, t>y John Wm. Wallace, 1. vol The Creed of Christendom, by W. R Greg. Habits and Men. by Dr. Doran. Guy Rivers, by William GilmoreSimms. 1 vol., new edition. ,, , Bits of Blarney, by R. Shelton Mackenste, volume. Hartley s Poems, 1 volume Lippencott's Pronouncing ^i.tionso ^ th,, World, 1 vol.. fva FRANCK. 1 A > t^un. Sept 15 ___ MTIt AUl"'" *i<>M N I'mm the Kaatl S vsl at Rladensburg, <>n the night of Tuesday Kl. DARK 1IROWN MARK, with h.r for. fret bare,a white star in the mrehead,and marked on the back wiih saddle pinch, the said mare had saddle on Whoever will return said mare, or ?ivr information where sh* can be found, will receive many thanks, and Five Dollars as a re u..r,i JOSEPH JONES. Manager for CHARLES B. CALVERT. Rossburg. Prince Georges Co.. Maryland. M Y BROTHER'S* KEEPER, by Mis* A. B. Warner, author of Dollars snd Cents, Mr. Rutherford's Children. Jrc. Juat pnbhai^a and for sale by It- MRNHA , May 5 Corner of Pa. avenue and llthstra*