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7ul 3- TRI ffEEKLY. yo-58 CITY UI U'AijUINGTOK SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 9, 1856. \V AiSl I: \l i i i / . tS j, \ j , \ ? I.; HI l'Ki-WKKKI.y ANI? WKKK1.V BY KIM ri!HU li ANi> W31 M- OVERTON, Ward'# IhiUdiny, near the. Capitol, I I t'V OK w ,\sHINl?Tu\ TERMS* T ? UY.-klv ( -ft.lv I d CLI'VK |)K I.NPIVIIHIA1.S, fUliNITiliilltf uvr or mor?^ copies? 'In-weekly per a iiium, in advance f.'j ok Weekly " ?' I 50 JD"l'o-tiuiMei ? src requested to at-1 ait agents. ritfil; SONS OF THE SItiEg, A IIIS X tory of ihe Rn?e, Progress, and Uestiny ol itie American Party, and its probable influence on the next Presidential election, to which is added a Rev.ew of the Letter ol the Hon. Henry A. Wise ugaiust the know-nothings, by an Aine ? it'u li. The History ot Mason and Dixon's Line, con tained in hn Address delivered by John H. B. Lilt robe, ol Maryland, before the HistoriCiiI So ciety of Pennsylvania, November 8, 1854. AJiranu Elliot, or the Voice ol the Spirit, by S. M. II Autobiography of Charles Caldwell, M.D.,with t Prelate, Notes, and Appendix, by Harriet W. W arner. J Hat received ami for s.ile by R FARNI1AM, Corner ol Peun. avenue and 11th street. Feb 15 HARPER'S MAGAZINE for September is a magnificent number, filled with superior engravings, and lor sale at Suillimqton'b book store. The great Illustrated Magazine of Art for Sep tember is one of the best that has been issued. Leslie's Ladies'Gazette lor September contain# ?ill the new Fall fashions. The Knickerbocker Magazine for September Codey's Lady's Book, Graham's Magazine, ano I'm nam's Magazine, ail lor September, received ? ?I i r ?:ile at Sill ISLINGTON'S Bookstore, 'P 13 E KAIL1TRE of Free Society?Soci-j 1 ology lor the South, or the Failure of Free Society, by George Fit/liugh. On sale at TAYLOR fic MAURV'S Hook Sinre. near ^th street. WATER-COLOR PICTURE S? Messrs. TAYLOR fie MAURY beg to ?n nounce thai, at the suggestion of several of our cilizens. the pictures now on exhibition nt their ??tore will be rallied for. Eleven prizes; sixty chances, at S5. April li Bookstore, near Ninth street. \TEW w ORK, by the Author of tlie Heir xi i'f Redely lie. The Casile Uuilder*. t>y the author ol the Heart's Ease, in paper covers; price 50 cents ; bound, 15 cents. iilst published and for sale ut TAYLOR MAURV'S March .'(I Bookstore, near Ninth street j[ VO.V'T I'M I VO CAI.L AT IKKUW ? ) if you wi?n ii> purchase miything in the wiij v>l line American, Loudon, or Gen?'V? watches titai .-an !?>? relied on for the tru? lime.) n<-h golil M'\* eiry. imre silver Ware.Af.c . Vc . and >nvc Iroiii > lit per cent .>s tie Is IIO^ receiving hi* K til supply. vtluch will be rolil a? i he lowest ?A'iioie- ale rates ' i?- w ill ne? auti jewelry repaired and war mlivl l., ^ive ?ati?l.n tioli H. O. HOOD'S ?? :in.\ .netween Ij tud 'itli streets, sikii ol - ti'ijje -'oread entile. H T K?V ltOOKS RECEIVED \T -Mil A ( LINGTON'S Buokatore 'lie I'odd Family. '<y Charlos Lever t-nhnr <>t 1 harles O'M illey. IiiikI the Scenes. t>y Lady Kulwer Lyttou. The Lamplighter, one ??fine miwt laminating '?oo?s ever written. ?Sverything hi the P>"ok Newsp.i(?er. and Sta oue'v line k?r sale at JOE SHILLINGTON'S ;5ooksiore, Odeon Building, corner 4J Mtreet and Pa. avenue. 5 00 i 00 TO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND STRANGERS. WATCHES.?Member* of Cotigren* and others in WHiiiol perfect timekeepers would do well to uirtHt: their selections ul once, ia order to test ilieirquality before leaving the coy. Our assortment lor both Ladies and Gentlemen was never so complete as at prevent, embracing 'very description, which we offer unusually low. M. W GALT Ac BKO I HER. Penn. avenue, between 9th and 10th street* Jan 18 DAMIEIi W EIISTER.??Mrnri. Taylor ?& MitURY hav? a lew of ihe original sub scriber*'copied o( the works of Darnel Webster, printed on very tine imperial paper, in which Mr. Webster inscribed his name. Six volumes; price V20. T. ?Sc M. are the only booksellers in the United States who have any copies i? their possession. Mar 11 Bookstore near 9th si. FINE WATCHES & RICH JEWELRY. II O. HOOD. Pennsylvania avenue, l>ctw??en 1 I . -li and 0th streets, has just returned from Ihe north with u mood assortment of the most rich hiiJ l<t*hiouable Jewelry in the market, which he purchased lor cash at very low prices, nnd now ol iers lot "nle the same, at wholesale or retail, much cheaper than goods of like quality have ever beeo *old lor in ihi* section of country. Please call at his More, sipn of the large spread eagle. N. H. Special attention paid to the repairing ol watches by W. W. Hollingsworth. ' 4 T)OOR'8 RAILROAD M AP OF THIC x UNITED STATES."?Thin celebra ted ;*iap, recently eulogized by Lieutenant Mau ry, in his "Virginia Letters." is on sale at TAYLOR &r MAURY'S Dec 1 BookMore, near Ninth street OOUTIIERN IIOOK.?Origin of the Coll ie solution ; Incorporation of the Geueral Gov eminent by the States; as national public agents in trust, with no sovereignly ; History of Copart nership Territories from the Virginia Deed. 17S4, to the Treaty with Mexico, 1S4!>; Division of the Public Lands; S|?ecilic Dulles; Origin and History ?>f the Purnan*; Origin and Cau?e of Trouble be tween the North and South, and Jeopardy of the Republic; Legal mode o?" Redress pointed out; by W. B. Davis, Wilmington, North Carolina. Price Two Dollars. On Wale at BISHOP'S Periodical Store, No. 216 Pennsylvania avenue, adjoining Willard'a Hotel TltEHLE PATENT IMPROVED BYE let Mucliine. First patent combined on one stock. Second patent, self leeding in the eyelets. Third patent, patent unproved fastener, riveting both sides. All parties in want of a good Eyelet Machine are strongly recommended to use non* but ' Lip man s Patent improved,^ which is decidedly the liesi ever brought belore the public, possessing numerous advantages, vn: It is strong, durable, and not liable lo get out ol order. It punches the hole well and to fit the Eyelet, and in one operation clinches Ihe Eyelet on i>oth sides. Ii saves time, as the papers, iSrc., need not be reversed or turned over lo clinch the Eyelet a second time, as is the ca?e with all other ma chines. Ii is useful lo the merchant in filing away papers, as well as lo ihe uttorney or conveyancer, ihe ahomaker, tailor, miliner, and numerous others, and is a very labor-saving machine. Agents for Washington, TAYLOR ,V MAURY. Book and Stationery Store, near Wih si. May 24 READY MADE CLOTHING AT REDUCED PRICES?Aa tlie season is advanced, we have determined to sell ofl tne remaining portion of our winter stock at greatly reduced prices; therefore gentleman wish ing to consult economy in purchasing fine Over coals, Talmas Dress, Frock, and Business Coats; Black and Fancy Cashmere Pnnts; Velvet, Silk, Satin, and Merino Vests; Under Shirts and Drawer*, and all other ready made garments ol fine quality, will find our presen' variety to be as well assorted as in the beginning ol the season, with the advantage of much lower prices. WALL & STEPHENS, 322 Pa. avenue, next to Iron Hail Fab 24 E WOOD CiAS?CAUTION fc- It known tliut I, the subscriber ob tained letters patent in December, ls.ril i,,r an uptmratu,, lor ilie destructive da?tillH|a.*ii .oi wood, and the making therefrom of tar or pitch ar pleasure, and gas; aild that in the judgment 01 competent person* the invention 0/ an gimar jus recently patented by W. D. Porter cannot be used by him or any other person wit,,out infrinir. ing my said patent. And. further, that what n 1,y "H,d 1>orter ''fhtfuliy belong* us 1 expect to prove ere long before the United btujej. 1 atent Othce ; and, further, that tl.e u,e ol u ?rlcrK ,aven,,on "wolves also a process which I am now claiming before the United Slates Office, and which has been adjudged to be 2'w ? p ,he ,llrM l,,v*'ntur and which said U . D. l>or,er has formally disclaimed, as ai? pears upon the public records ol said office, ol which an official copy is hereto annexed, and also a copy of his claims. in the National Intelligencer of the 25th instant Mr. 1 orter announces that he has secured by patetu the "exclusive right to making gas from wood, and threatens prosecution to all parlies infringing his patent. 1 ask how this statement comports with the fact of my patent of December Iojl, and how far the threat can intimidate under such circumstances? Mr. Porter's claim is based upon a movable perforated diaphragm, and was *0 understood by the Patent Office. a* it appears from the records oi the Patent Office that hi claim was at first refused as interfering with a prior paleut to Robert Foulis. of Canada, lor an equivalent contrivance. This claim, as given be low, and in which the perforated diaphragm is the Having clause, is what Mr Porter calls securing the "exclusive right 10 making gas from wood."' I he statement carries absurdity on its f|*ont, and is a libel 011 the good sense of the Palem O lice II such a claim or right h?d been granted, it would forbid every coal-kiln and charcoal manufactory iii the country. J The following copies of correspondence and extracts from the records of the Patent Office will Show the true state of the ease: Ukitks Statks Patk>t Ukkick. o . , August 25, lsTn. ?IK. In reply to your letter of this dale, askuiu il any patent has been granted to W. D. Porter dated '22d August. 1SG-4, or at any other time, or to any other person or person*, securing to him or them " tkeinclusive rig/u of moling gas from u/i n"d wllell,er uny such claim was made by W. L). Porter, under his application for a patent, which letters patent were issued bearing the' above date, you are informed that W. D. Porter's claims ure believed to be c nfined to his appara tus; and, further, this office is not aware that a patent has been grained heretofore for ihe erclu siut! rig/a uf making gas from wo.d It would, however, be unjustifiable to expect me 10 make nil extended investigation to answer your re quest. 1 am, respectfully, your obedient servant, C. Mason, Commissioner of Patents, w. P. McConaell, Esq., Care of Prof. C. G. I'age, Washington, D. C. /7" UnitedStatu Patent Qffue?To all persons to whom these presents shall come, g ret in g : This is to certify that the annexed is a true copy ir<M?i the tiles ol this office of an extract from a paper filed in ihe matter of the application of W. D. Porter tor letter* patent, 111 accordance with which application letters patent were issued to thu said W. D. Porier on the 22d 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 [L. s.] this 2.0th day ol August, in the year of our Lord one thousand eigln hundred and fifty lour, and of the independence ol ihe United States the seventy-ninth C. Mason. Corpy of disclaimer of If. D, Porter in his applira? tion for "an improved still for making mood gas,' Jilcd Ah gust 0. 1^54 Letters patent issued August22, " I do not claim as iny 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 specification of W. p. McCoonell " ? Phe Unued Stutis Patent Office-? 'Po all pt rsous to whom these.present* shall come giertin g ; This is to certify that the annexed is a true copy from ihe records of this olfice of an extract from the specification of \V. D. Porter's 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 ihe settl of the Patent Office 10 be hereunto 'us I Mrtixetl ,h,,t twenty-fifth day ol August, n the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four, and of the independence of the United Slates the seventy-ninth. C. Mason. Eti rart from Specification of IV. D. Porter on which Utters patent were issued August 22, 1 S.'M. Claim.?What I 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 ot(ier cylinder B, the cones E and D,^liaphratn plate C, and exit pipe I*, substantially as described in the foregoing spe cification, and shown in the accompanying draw ings." I he truth of the nbtivemay be ascertained from the records of the Patent Office, to which all have access. WM. P. McCONNELL. By his attorney CHAS. G. PAGE. M<M<JVIN<; (;()W18r-A larpr and fin? assortment, at nil prices, (or sale by WALL Ar. STKPH ENS. mTUKU (1UAKKV.?1 a in prepared to fur nisli from my quarry, opposite the Little Fall* and adjoining the quarry of the late Timothy O'Xeale, any quantityofotone tbnt may lie needed tor UuiUlmg purpose*. Apply to the undersigned at hi* h??u?e on H, between 14*1 h anJ 20th KtreeU, in the First ward, or to Mr. Paine, at the quarry. July WILLIAM H. SCOTT. (COMMENTARIES on the Jurisdiction J Practice, aud Peculiar J nri*prudence of the Court* of the United Stat**, vol. 1, by George Tick nor Curtis. History ol the Crusade*, their Rice. Progress, and Result*, by Major Proctor, of the Royal Military Academy. Camming'* Lecture* on the Seven Churches. On *ale at TAYLOR Ar MAURY'S Bookstore, Nov 1ft neur t'lh direct LE\VI> from a Family Journal, from the French of Einilie Souve*ire, author of ?? The Attic Philo*opher in Pari*. Mrs. J a meson'* Common-place llook of Thoughts, Memories, and Fancies. . R. FARNHAM, June 7 Corner 111h *t. mid I'enn. av CARD. 7ti tk* IjfiHir* of Waxhnt<r*of Alr.r lyndrui fc. nENRY WBIRMN'M ladles, misses. and children's French shoes are sold by the on ilersigned. on lfith street, ju*t aln>ve Corcoran At Kigg*?s Hanking House, in his new building, with the high marble steps, where he will receive la die*'orders, and keep constantly on hnnd every variety of ladieV, mi**e*, and children * French *aiter walking shoes, white and black satin gaiters, ?Uppers, Arc., made to order by H. Weirman. ol Philadelphia of the best French gaiter material*, and in the bneM Parisian *tyle*. These gniters are entirely diHerent from what are generaly known a*" slop-shop shoes;" being all custom work, ol superior workmanship and warranted to *ive perlect satisfaction Ladies, who value l?eaiity, comfort, and econ omy, will consult their interest by giving me a enlf. and examine for themselves. C WK1RMAN TIKE AMERICAN SPORTHMAW, Con JL taming Hints to Sj?ort?iiien, Note* on Sport ng, and the Habit* of the Game IJirds anil Wild towl of America, by Elisha J. Lewis, M. D., with numerous illustrations. For sale at TAYLOR Ac MAURY'S Jnn. 4 Book Store, near Ninth street p r o spec; t ij s ??K THK ?\% ASIIINCMON HICNTISIIiL.'' I PROPOSE to publish in the oity of Washing ton, in September, q political newspaper, uu I der the name of the WASHINGTON SENTl. NEL In doing so, it is proper I should make known the principles it will maintain, and the policy it will advocate. ll will .support cordially and earnestly the prin ciples of the Democratic party of the United Statu it does not propose to be the organ of any Depart ment of the Government, except in so far as an in -impendent maintenance of the doctrines oi that party may represent it* opinions and express its views. It will not be ambitious to r.ommend itself to ihe people by a blind flattery of their rulers. It will seek public t ^pnort by the bold avowal of the sentiments wnich are common to the genuine democracy of the Union, and by the condemna tion of all such us may conflict with them, from whatever quarter they may come. It will seek to he (and it will endeavor to deserve the.title) the organ of the Democratic partv of th?* United States. The Sentinkl will maintain, as ? fundamental truth 0/ that great party, that the Stales formed the I iiion between thein by the ratification of the Con stitution an a compact; by which, also, ihey created the Federal Government, and delegated '<? 1. a> their eoinmon agent, the powers exprnsw-ly 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 those thus delegated, is.-therefore. an usurpation of the reserved authority of the Slates l>v the >uteot -it ? heir own creation. \ The Sentinki. will uphold and defend the Union upon the basis of the rights of thw States?under tbf Constitution?and thus by sedulously guarding the latter, it will the more effectually *tr?M!?then .111^ perpetuate the former. With regard to the exercise ol the powers of the Kef.?ral Government, the Sentinel will take a> the | rinciples 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 lion of its language and spirit; and that it -hill! ik seek to attain indirectly an object through the exei iseof constitutional power, for the ilirtiri attainine t of which it has no delegation of power. In other words, all powers exercised must be clearly ura ted, and ail granted powers must be used for 110 uirpose, except such as is ?'l.-?rlv in tended by th Constitution. In respect to the internal administration ol tue Government, the Sentinel 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 best promote the freedom and prosperity of the people of the Slates, by being less ambitious to exercise power, and more ai.xious to preserve liberty; and by leaving to the individual Stales the manage ment of all their domestic concerns?while it con tents itself with guarding the confederacy from external violence, and directing the foreign policy of the country to the promotion of the common interests, and defence of the common rights, and honor of the States composing it. 1 The Sentinel will advocate such h progressive foreign policy as will suit itself to the exigencies, and correspond with the expanding interests of 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 Sentinel wil pursue. The national policy of the world in this age is essentially aggressive. In the growing sense 01 weakness of some of the nation* of the Old World, and the ambitious restlessness of others, a com mon motive to colonial extens'on has developed self. , Our settled determination to repel interference from abroad with our domestic concerns, wil prompt us to avoid it in the affairs of other eoun tries, unless by their foreign or colonial policy our peace should be threatened, our security endan gered, or our interests invaded. For when the ^elfish 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;i policy must be resisted by remonstrance, and, if need be, ky war. Our torcign [tolicy shounl. indeed, be defensive, but to be properly defensive, .t must sometimes be ajrparently aggressive. Our administration should 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 strike in the world and its destiny, than every other people. We occupy the best portion of a continent, with bo neighbors but a colony, and ? worn-out, anarchical despotism. We are the olny people whose own land, without colonial de leodencies, is washed by the two great oceans ol the world. Our agricultural productions are more varied and more essential to civilized life, and te human progress?our mineral and manufacturing resources more vast?ourfacilities and capacity for internal and foreign commerce more extended than those of any other people living tinder 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 ihe agency of whose example, and ever widening and extending, though peaceful influences, the bless ings of liberty, civilization, and religion, are des tined to triumph over the barbarism and supersti tion of the millions of the world. And shall such a people refuse to lay hold upon their destiny, and act u|K>n the high mission to which it is called? A mission so full of hope, though >0 laden with resitonsibility, which, if properly directed, raiisi make our confederacy the harbinger of peace to the world, as well as the peaceful arbiter of its destiny. The Sentinel will, therefore, advocate a hold and earnest foreign policy, such as the condition 01 the country demands; but it will advocate it under the Hag of the country?nowherv else. Its foreign policy must be consistent with the spotless honor and unim|>eachable 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 but what is right, and submit to nothing that ir wrong. It must be liberal and magnanimous to the rights of others, and firm and immoveable in insisting on its own. It must, inline, be true to its own interests, rights, and honor?it cannot then be false to those of other uation*. Such, then, is the chart by which we shall be guided. Independent and free, we shall endeavor to be honest and truthful. The true friends ol democratic principles we shall cordially support and defend. Its enemies in ihe field or in ambush we shall oppose, and on all proper occasions de_ nounce. To our future brethren of the press we extend the hand of friendly greeting. The Sentinel is the rival of no ptess of its own party?the personal enemy of none of the other. The present Democratic Administration has our I est wishes for its success in the establishment 01 the great principles upon which it came into |?ower. and 111 its honest labors to attain soeh an end it will find the Sentinel its friend and coadjutor. I AT EH YEAH*, t?y the Author of >< the j Old House by the River.'' Mr. Rutherford's Ch I Iren. second volume. Pebbles from the Lake Shore, or Miscellaneous Poems, by C'hnrles Leland Potter, A. M. General Notions of Chemistry, translated trom the French, by Edmund C. Evans, M. D. The Land of the Saracens, by liayard Tayler Brushwood nicked up on the Continent; or Last Summer's Trip to the Old World, by Orville HorwiiE. The above are selected from a large arrival of new books at TAYLOR ?te MAURY'S r Bookstore, near 9th st. AIIISTOK YOF^KEECE.?a History ol Greece,from the earliest litnes to the Roman Conquest, with supplementary chapters On the History of Literature and Art. By Wm. Smith, LL. D., editor of the Dictionaries of "Greek and lloinun Antiquities" 4> Biography and Mythology, und "Geography." With notes, and a continuation to the present time. By C. C. Felton, LL.D., Eliot Professor of Greek Literature in Harvard University. Theubove work unintended principally for schools of the higher classes. Just received and for sale at the Bookstore of It. FARNHAM, comer o( Pennsylvania avenue and 11th street. Aug 21. Prospectus.?souther s conhek vatlve Magazine.? When new aspirants lor popular favor are announced, the public have a right to demand the grounds upon which such show ot title to their patronage is made. In ac knowledgment of this, we trace the customs ol parties in the avowal of principles; of religious sects, in the i>romulgation of creeds; and of per sons in all pursuits of life, dependent upon the public for success, in their preparatory expositions of plans and purposes The customs thus origin ating, though sonn-times abused, are useful and proper, and should not be discarded. And when, in obedience to custom, new plans are proposed, tlio.?e approving ought not to vrithhold 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 tli?-y approve, and hastens its failure: it has defeated many important enterprises, and has deprived the country of good and useful works. If a new proposition of any kind is approved by the public, the support of those approving is ol 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. The Southern Conskkvativk Magazine will occupy grounds but little cultivated by American inagaziuisls. It is believed that a field is open for a periodical of a new and, in some respects, a higher order than has bevn aimed at in our maga zine literature. In this belief, and with such an ann, we announce the Southern Conservative Magazine. The new magazine will be national and not sectional; 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 side, and infidelity on the other?laboring in its teach ings t<> ad \ a nee a closer union between the several branches of the great family of the church. It w ill be political, but liberal; owing no slavish allegiance to partes 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 coumry?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, and 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 exc?-l ence, to any lavored people, but are the common right of all. It will be the organ of pure conservatism. It will encourage a high-toned literature, and defend pure morals in nil the social relations ol life. And it will number in its corps of regular con tributors some of the ablest political and literary writers of the country. Tne 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, inmle up of original articles, con tributed and editorial ? reviews, political and scientilic e?says, romances, poetry, Ate. We promise much for the new magaiine, and we intend to perform it all, and more, if the read ing public will give the enterprise a liberal en couragement. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. The Southern Conservative Magazine will be issued, the hrst of each month, froin t?>e otiice of publication, Nashville or Ktioxville, Tennessee, and will t>e furnistied to suscribers at four dollars a year, or Ihree dollars il paid punctually in ad vance. Publication will be commenced the 1st day of January. Ib56. Address orders to the editor and proprietor. W T. HELMS, Knoxville. Tennessee. May 31. I'85. The New York and Liverpool United Slate* Malt Steamer*. The ships comprising this line are : The Atlantic Captain Weal. The Pacific Captain Nye. The Baltic Captain Comstock. These sh.p* having been built by contract, tspressly lor government ?ervice, every care ha* i>een taken in their construction, as also in their engines, to insure strength and speed, and their accommo dations for passengers are unequalled for ele gance and comfort. Price ot" passage from New York to Liverpool, in (irsi cabin f 130 In second cabin, $75. Exclusive u?e of extra ailed slate rooms $32'> From Liverpool to New York 30 and 20guineas An experienced Surgeon attached to each ahio. No berth secured until paid for. profo*cd dates op sailihs. Prom Nero York. Prom Liverpool. Wcd'day. .Dec. '^"',lb54 I Saturdjy? ? Dec. 16,1854 WeJ'doy.. Jan. 10, 1855 J Saturday. .Dec. .'0, 1S5 Wed i ay.. Jan. 24, 1855 Wed'd v .. Feb. 7, 1&55 Wed'da/.. Feb. ft, )s?r?T? A Saturday..Jan 13,1855 Saturday..Jan. 27, 1855 Saturday.. Feb. 10, 1855 Wed'day.. Mar. 7. 1855 j Saturday.. Feb. 24, 1855 For fre ght or pa-sagr. apply to EDWARD K COLLINS, No. 56 Wall si.eet, N. Y. BROWN. SHIPLEY St Co., Liverpool. R. 0. HUBERTS & Co., 13 King s Arms Yard, London. B. G. WAIN WRIGHT St Co., Pari*. GEO. II DRAPER, Havre. The owner* of these ?hips will not be accounta ble for gold, silverrbnllion, specie, jewelry, pre ciou- stones, or metals, unless hill* of lading are signed therefor, and the value thereof therein ex pressed. Jan 3?dtf MK< NKW HOOK.?A common-place book of Thoughts, Memo riea and Fancies, original and aelected, by Mrs Jameson. Price 75cents. Leave* from a Family Journal, from the French of Eunlie Souvesire, author of "the Attic Philo sopher in Pari#." Paper, 50 cents; cloth, 75 cent*. Theory and Practice of Landscape Painting in water colors, illustrated by a series of 24 designs, colored diagrams of numerous wood cuts, with two extra plates of simultaneous contracts, by George Barnard Price ?5. Just received at TAYLOR .V MAURY'S Bookstore, June 7 near ftfh *?. M.w i i\>:k\ mi aiile. To the Patrons of Berkeley Springs. Tit I; undersigned beg* leave to inform hla friends and the public generally, that he has erected a new and extensive Livery Stable, for Ihe accommodation of those who may wish to keep their horses at the Springs during the ap proaching seaaon. The building contains about 40 stalls of extra width, and expensive 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 bo 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 carriagea and saddle horses. Having provided these ac coinmodations. at considerable expense, the Pro prietor hopes that he will l>e liberally patronixed Terms to suit the tune*. JAMES A. STORM. Berkkmcy Springs, Morgan County, Va., July 1, 1S55. July 18?tf. PROSPECTHS OF THK UNITED STATES TIMES, A Weekly N?wip*per to be published In W??blug<on City. The undersigned, expecting soon lo retire from Ihe position he has for some lime held asSuperin lendentof the United States Census, intends to devote himself to the control and management ot the Review, of which, for the last nine years, he ha? 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 of other original lite rary, educational, industrial, and miscellaneous matters, including digests of the current events ot the day, home and foreign; the proceedings ot Congress and the acts of the Government; lite rary and scientific sketches and essays upon leading and popular topics; biographical sketches of public men; digest of official reports, Slate and Federal; the state of the markets in the several arge cities; the progress and prospects of crops; rtupply, demand, prices, etc.; the increase of ihe country as shown by statistics, bringing down those of the National Census always to date The object will be, through careful editorial management and a 'arg** and well-selected cor respondence. lo establish at the sent of govern ment a Family Newspaper which shall be adapted to the wants of every community; imparting musement and information, and political, only to the extent of maintaining the institutions of the country and defending- the rights and sovereignty of the States. The City of Washingion. from the advantage* which it presents for obtaining material of every kind, through the action of the Smithsonian insti tution, the Patent Office, and the National Agri cultural Convention, etc., and the several Bureaus and Departments of Government, from its conti guity to the large commercial cities, from the ex tended, exciting, and all important interests thai concentrate upon it, is, perhaps, the most eligible location for such a journal, and ample guarantees of its success have already been received. It will be printed in folio for the convenience of binding, and simiUtr in style to the New York Albion Terms: $2 per annum, in advance. To Clubs, of 10 subscribers, at one post office, $15 in advance. To Subscribers of DeBow's Review, not in arrears, the Review and Times together. *6 in advance. Advertisements on accommodating term*. tu order to increase tt)e usefulness of the. Re view. which has now acquired a very extensive circulation, it will be enlarged from 112 to 140 or 150 pages, and otherwise improved by additional editorial assistance and an able corps of contribu tors. A monthl istoricai digest of events will b? embraced in rts pages, valuable for future refer ence. The subscription price of the Revii: *r will re main at $5 per annum, but for the convenience ol 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 publication of the matter relating to Agriculture, another of that relating to Manufac turet; a third jo Internal Improvement* ; a fourth to Commerce; and a fifth to Education and Letters. These publications will be but departments of the whole work, and inay be subscribed for separately at $1 per annum each. They will appear monthly in handsome periodical style, of from twenty-five to thirty-two pages ; constituting an annual octavo volume of 360 pages each, showing at a single view and in a condensed form the whole results, within the year, in tke partienlar department, in vurown country and abroad, as the Review itselt will show them in all of tke department* of indus try and enterprise. The Office of DeBow's Review will remain as before at New Orleans, though a branch will be located at Washington, whuh will be also the main office of the other Journals, and may l>e addressed at all times in regard to them. The particular address of ihe editor, whether Wash ington or NewOrleans, will be furnished from time to time, in the work. J. D. B. DEBOW. Washington, Nov. 26, lt>64. DeBow's Industrial Resources, three handsomely bound volumes upon the Progress and Wealth of the United States, l,b00 pages royal octavo, double columns, clear print, library edi tion, inay still be ordered. Price $6 delivered st the expense of the aiith^s 1 TAMILIAN QUOTATIONS.- A cullection _ of Familiar Quotation" with complete Iu dices of Authors and Subjects; price 91. Memorials of Youth and Manhood, by Sidney Willsrd, two volumes; price $i. Elbe, or the Human Comedy, by John Lsien Cooke, author of Virginia Comedians, iec. TAYLOR & MAURY'S Bookstore, Napoleon at ?t. Helena, oh interesting anecdotes and remarkable con* versations of the Emperor during the hve and a half years of his captivity, collected from the me mortals of Las Casa?, O Mera, Montholon. An tommarrgi, and others. By John S. C. Abbot; with illustrations. English Grammar. The English Language in its elements and lorms, with a history of its origin and development, designed for use in colleges and schools. Revised and enlarged. By William C- Fowler, late Proleasor of Rhetoric iu Amherst College. C??ar's Commentaries; literally translated notes, with a very elaborate index A Child * History ofthe United States. By John Bonner. In 2 volumes. An Outline of the General Principles of Gram mar, to which quotation* liave l>een added. By Rev. J. G- Gralton, Professor of th^ English Lan- 1 guage and Literature in the New York Academy. Just received and for sale at the Bookstore ot R. FARM HAM, Corner of Eleventh street and Pennsylvania avenue. Dec 6 NEW MUSIC.?W C. ZANTZINGER has just received from the publishers, Firth, fond Ac Co., New Y'ork, and George Willieg.jr., Baltimore, an assoaineut ot their late^ publica tion*. Pianos tuned, warrnnied to give ?ati? faction. STATIONERS HALL, adjoining Kirkwond House. Dec 16?-Stawil J-UHT RECEIVED AT TAYLOR <* MAll ry's Bookstore, nesr 9th street? The Plurality of Worlds, with an lntr??tn.-non by Edward Hitchcock. D. D. A Lamp to the Path; or, the Bible in the Heart, the Home, and the Market Pla?-e, by the R>*v W K. Tweedie, L). D. The Catacoinba of Rome, by the Right Rev. W. J. Kip, D. D. Narrative of a Voyage to the Northwest ' >?*? of America, by Gnbriel Franchere. * Corinne, by Madame L>e Stael, new edition Vathek, by Beckford, do Kemale Poets of Great Britain, do Western Scenes and Adventures, illustrated. Life of Napoleon, by Hailitt, do DIG EXT OF EXCHEQUER REPORTS from 18'jM to lbG-l, inclusive, 1 volume. Williams on Personal Property, with American notes, 1 vol. The Reporters Chronologically Arranged, by John Win. Wallace, I vol. I ho Creed of Christendom, by W. R. Greg. Habits and Men, I?y Dr. Dorau. Guy Rivers, by William GilmoreSimrns, 1 vol., new edition. Hits of Blarney, by R. Shelton Mackensie, volume. Birllry'i Poems, 1 volume. Lippeneoit's Pronouncing Dictionary of the Worid, 1 vol.,-Svo. FRANCK TAYLOR. Sept 15 MY BROTHER'* KEEPER, by Nlu A. B. Warner, author of Dollars and Cents. Mr Rutherford's Children. Arc. Just published and for sale by R.. FARNHAM, May 5 Corner of Pa. avenue and 11th slr',,!i. ~T NEW WOKK on the Catholicity ot the J\ True Church.?The Golden Reed, or the True Measure of a True Church, by B. F. Barrett, price SI, just received. May H> R- FARNHAM TO OPP1CEKS, SOLDIERS, SEAMEN Ac., OF AM- WARS, THEIR WIDOWS AM) A11NOK CHILDREN. S. M. KNIGHT, Attorney for Government Claimant*, WASHINGTON, D. C.. ? CONTINUES to give prompt and personal at tention to the posecuiion of Claims of every description against the General Government, and particularly to those before the Treasury Depart ment. Pension ami Ikiunty Land Bureaus, Patent and General Land Otlices, and Board of Claims. An experience of years, and a familiarity with the means of obtaining the rar/irst and most fa vorable action on Claims, with his facilities for the dispatch of business, justify him in assuring Ins Correspondents, Claimants, and the public gener ally, that interests intrusted to hi# keeping will not be neglected. Pension, Bounty I.and. 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 I ing a synopsit of the existing Pension, Bounty Land, Patent, and Public Laud Laws, down to the end of the late Ci tigress, including the Bounty Land Act of 3d March, 1855, under which all who huve heretofore received less than 160 acres are now entitled to additional land; said Act grunts also 100 acres to all Officers, Nou-commissioned Officers, Chaplains, Soldiers, Wagon-masters, Teamsters, and friendly Indians, of the Army, including Stute Troops, Volunteers, and Militia--und all Officers. Seamen, Ordinary Seamen, Marine*, Clerks, und Landsmen, of the Navy, not heretofore provided lor, who have serve:! not less than fourteen days (unless in bat tle) at uny period since 177f>; und to the widows and minor children of all such persons entitled, and deceased. This pamphlet contains " Forms of Application" more full and complete than any elsewhere to l>e found; adapte*! to the WHnts of every class of Claimant.- under the Act, with copious decisions and instructions of the Department, and practical suggestions as to the course to be pursued in sus pended or rejected cases. . Parties not wishing to avail themselves of the facilities afforded by this office in securing prompt and perxo'nol nuprrivtevdrnce of their claims at the Departments, can obtain copies of the above pamphlet by remitting thirty cents in postage stamps. Inducements to Correspondenta. Correspondents 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 of the law. It is within the subscriber's power to direct his Correspondents to the locality of very many per sons entitled under the late Act; and bavin* ob tained several thousand Land Warrants under former laws, be is in possession of data that will materially assist in securing additional bounty. Fees, below the usual rates?and contingent upon the admission of Claims. The highest cash prices given for L*nd War rants, Revolutionary Scrip, and Illinois Land Patents. Address S. M. KNIGHT, Washington City March 17?law2m ENGLISH AMI) KHK.\CII UOAHOINU AM) DAY SCHOOL.. Ml S S I1KOOK E , from Philadelphia, will open her HOARDING AND DAY SCHOOL lor youni; Ludirs, on Monday, Srptrnth*r lOib, 1*55, at No. 13S, Penn. Avenue, corner of Seven Buildings and 19ih street. Miss BROOKE will l>e assisted l?y the most competent Profes sor* in every department. A French lady, recently from Pari*, is engaged a* a resident governed, and every means will l>e used to nrcomplif.il lier pupil* in that language. Drawing will be taught in various and elegant styles. R KCOM MENDATIONS: '? My friend, Miss Brooke, is n most estimable lady, of great intelligence, whose qualifiations a* a teacher, and whose accomplishments in English literature, entitle her to high consideranon. ALONZO POTTER." " Miss Brooke is well known to tne as a lady who is entirely capable of conducting successfully the education of young ladies, and in every way worthy of the patronage of parent*. A. DALLAS BACHE." Ktr KKftccs: The Right Rev. ALONZO POTTER. D. D, LL. D., Right Rev. G. W DOANE. D. D., LL. D. Professor A. DALLAS BACHE, Supt. Coast Survey. Pro'es*or JOSEPH HENRY. Sec'y r-f Smith soian Institution. Gen JOHN MASON, Washington, D. C. WILLIAM W CORCORAN. Esq. " JOHN S. MEEHAN, Esq , Librarian to Con gress. Hon. JAMES CAMPBELL. P. M General. Hon. ELLIS LEWIS, Chief Justice of the S. Court, Pa. Hon. G. W. WOODWARD, Associate Judge of the S. Court of Penna. Hon. GEORGfc VAIL, M. C.. N. Jersey. Lieut. M. F. MAURY, LL. D., U. S. Obse. <*? tory. ? Circulars stating the terms to be had at 'he principal Book Stores, or of Mi*? Brooke. Nr> I3i Pa. Avenue. August 30?3ihw 1 m. Y A1.UA II I, I*'. It K A I. ESTATE FOR Y Male.?The block of buildings known as ' the Union Buildings,' and now occupied by the Union newspaper establishment. They are situ ated on E street. Iietween 13th and 14th streets, an<J (routing directly on Pennsylvania avenue. The lot is 70 feet front by 159 feel deep. The property is susceptible of division and re-arrangement, and Us position such a? must rank it among the best business stands on the avenue, and is yearly in creasing in value. The time of the present lessee expires on ihe 1st September next, on which day possession insy had. Also, that large three-story Brick House on 17th street west, (opponte the War Office, and three door* south ol G street.) Also, that three story Houseon 17th street west, next door to Iht* Government Building, at the corner of F and 17th streets. Should the uliove pioperty not be sold at private sale prior to the 15th ot May, it vill be sold on that day at public auction. Terms villi be made Invorable to the purchaser. Apply to CH. II. WINDER, Corner of 17th and G streets. March 20?iawtl5May I y XTit A Heavy-plated Te* Heta, Aibata j Forks. Spoons, iSrc.-^M. W. Gait & Bro. have just received a beantifnl aasortment of? Extra Plaied Tea Sets, latest styles Castors, Cnke Baskets, Card Traya^&c A Iso, superior Aibata Forks and 9|llons. The above are of the very best quality, and on usually low. M. W. GALT & BRO. WASHINGTON SH.XI'IM H?KM> lif ? iiur ?<juitr? ilweivr lines i 1 lUMf'tiiHi " ?' >? ? ? ? . ?' 3 " . '? 1 weft .. ...... '"l I aioiiin ') < () Kusinr?s card* not exceeding -is lilies Mir not less than six mouth*. ihwIbH ?? >!<l't>ri<. Vearly advertisement* ?uHjed t<> " rangement Long advertisements at reduced rale*. Religious, Literary, and Charitable notice* in serted gratuitously. All correspondence on business inust be prepaid EVERETT HOUSE. North Side ot Union Square, New York. ri^HIS establishment, erected oil the must I prominent and delightful Park New Voile affords, is approaching a finish, and, when coiii pleted, will combine all that skill etin devise and money supply to reader it the uioit desirable hotel yet constructed. The proprietors of this establishment respect* fully announce that the house will be open on the tir*t ol October next for the accomodation ol the public Applications will now l>e received from pnrtie wishnig to make arrangement* for the winter months. The public patronage is respectfully solicited ? CLAPP 6c JOSLIN. Hawlky D. Clarr, A. C. Joslin. Sept. 2U?? oxionaBF. fox, ew York Metropolitan Tailoring Estab lishment. UNITED STATES MILITARY AND NAVAL DEPOT, 581 Broadway* opposite the Metropolitan Hotel. SIR: Allow me the pleasure of placing my name before your notice, at the some time offering you tny best services as a Tailor, together with the resources of my store, for the supply of Military and Navy Uniforms, United States Consul and Citizen'* Dress. I am now engaged making uniforms for the Mili tary, Navy, and JVlarine Corps, also the Revenue, according to the written and printed instruction* and official drawings, to the latest regulations, as received by me from the State, Navy, and Wai Departments, in Washington, D.C. If you should feel dispot-ed to favor me with any orders, you may rest assured of receiving experienced atten tion and accurate fitting. The very lie?l English and French Cloths, Casstmeres, Gold Lace,Tr< hie Gilt Buttons, lire, &c., all at the lowest possible co-it for cash. I have, at very great expense, em ployed first rate Artists, as Gold Embroiderers, Silk, Moleskin, Beaver Chapeau, Cloth Cap, and General Regimental Ornament Makers; Eng lish, French, and American Coat Cutters, V?st Cutters, Pantaloons Cutlers. 1 believe I am doing one of the largest Military and Navy Officers' Clothing and Outfitting business in the United States, and can reler you to many Officers, my customers, attached to the Artillery, Uragoons, Infantry, Ordnance, and Engineers, &C. I atn al.-o personally known to many of the Navy Officers attached to ships of war; namely,the North Caro lina, Mississippi, Princeton. Powhatan, San Ja cinto, St. Lawrence, Brandywine, Vincennes, Vaodalia, Congress, Germantowu, Independence, Macedonia, Fulton, Lexington. Fredoma, Consti tution. Cyane. Helief, Perry, Porpoise, including Gentlemen, the Heads of the Executive Depait meats, Members of both Houses of Congress, also. Ministers Plenipotentiary, Secretaries and Attaches of Legations, the English, French, and other Foreign Military and Navy services. I have the honor to subscribe nn self, Yours, grateful and obliged, GEORGE P. F- X We bear it is the intention of Mr. I-OX to visit our city a few days hence Jan 15?3tif JOYCE'S TASTELESS SOLUTION Of Copaiba I 114 Chambers Stieet, N. TO THE MEDICAL, PROFESSION. GENTLEMEN.?The valuable medicinal properties of Balsam Copaiba have long been recognized by the faculty, hul the great dis advantage nriMog Ironi its bit it-eous taste has hitherto prevented its administration in many diseases lor which it is particularly adapted. The usual 4 viodut upttutidi" of prescribing it, either in the form of an Emulsion or Gelatinous-Cap sules, has not been lound satisfactory, being liable to some objection, either from the difficulty expe rienced by some individuals in tb? deglumiou of the Capsule or the small quantity of Copaiba gen erally found in the Emulsion. Joyce's tasteless solution of Copaiba is the most unique preparation yet introduced to the medical profession, as it contains 50 per cent, ol the pur?*t Para Copaiba, without taste or smell, and ft same tune mixes clearly and freely with water, and is pronounced by the most eminent physicians and analytical chemists in the old and new worlds to contain all the medicinal proper ties of Balsam Copaiba without its disugreable characteristics. It is an efficient preparation for all diseases of the mucous membranes, and particularly Gono rhecea, Leucorrboea, Gleet, painful hemorrhoidal afleclions, and in chronic irritation of the bladder. Sold in Waabington wholesale, by J. N. CALLAN, and retail by Messrs. C. Stott Ac Co., M. P. Kings, Patterson & Nairn, Ford & Brother*, D. S. Dyson, J. B. Moore, Dr. W. B. Young, R. A. Payne, Birry A: Co., Navy Yard; II M. McPherson, jr, F. S. Walsh, V. Harbaugh, Benjamin Frankin, Mclntire. Dr. S. E. Ty son, J. S. Lovejoy, J. W. Nairn, Wallace Elliott, and John A. Milburn, and Pierpotnt, Alex andria. Oct 5?6m A VALUABLE FARM IN VIRGINIA, (1 OOO Acres; tor Sale.? Having leaded for a term of years, "The Fauquier White Sulphur Springs" to persona whose high reputation war ianis the belief they will be kept in the best style, the undersigned now offers for aale the valuable farm which surrounds the Springs. It contains upwards of 450 acres of low ground* ?remarkable for extraordinary crops of corn, uid capable of being made the be?t possible men j'xr. As part of this I tnd yielded 100 bushels oUt *:.ig!a acre, in 18 3, the twelfth year of successive no vation. without manure; and in l?&4, bad 4* ..is the season, produced 10 bushels?the Farm is easily susceptible of division, and is certainly >n? of the best in Virginia. Terms: One-third on the 1st of December next, and the balance in one and two yeara thereafter, with interest from date of deliveiy. Fur further particulars inquire of the subscribe! by letters addressed to " Warrentou Springs, Vir ginia," or to Washington, D. C. May 1?tf THOMAS GREEN. CARD. 03Q0R.0Z1 MASON. ATTORNEY AT LAW, Indianola. Calhoun County, Ttxas. Pra. sticea in the Courts of the Tenth Judicial District; also in the Supreme and Federal Courts at Austin and Galveston. REFERENCE*: Hou. A. P Butler, U. IS Senator, S. Carolina. lion. D. R. Atchison, U.S.Senator, Missouri. R. M. T. Hunter, U. S. Senator, Virginia. James M Mason. U. S. Senator, Virginia. Gen. S. Cooper. Adj. Gen. U. S. A. Wash., D. C. Thomas Green, esq , Washington, D. C. C. C Jamison, Pres'l Bank ol Ball , Bait., Md. Dec 0?tf RAPPAHANNOCK ACADEMY. TiOH LEASE OR RKNT 1 lie snbscrl 1 ber having determined to discontinue teach ing school, offers for Lease or Rent the Rappa hannock Academy, which he wishes to di*poseot tor the next four \eara. There has been a school at the place fur forty years It is situated seven teen miles below Fredericksburg, immediately on the road between that place and Port Royal. The locality can be surpassed by none fur beamy or healthfulneaa. is supplied with all necessary buildings, which are in good repair and will ac commodate seventy borders. Teachers wishing to keep a boarding school, will do well by calling to see the place before bargaining elsewhere. Address the subscriber at Port Koyal. Carolina county, Virginia. Nov. 27? THOMAS R. THORNTON. UNDER SHIRTS ANI> DRAW I-KS.? Another and a very large supply of Warm Under Shirts and Drawers this day opened, of the best quality and at low and uniform prices, at STEVENS'S Sales Koo.n, Nov 10?Ittu Brown's Hotel.