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Mill Murray on America.
Putnam has just published the book iu con sequence of which, it has beeu stated Miss Murray was obliged to resigu her place as one of Queen Victoria's maids of honor. It bears the title uf "Letters from the United Slates, Canada aud Cuba"?the greater part of the letters being of course, from the United States. The New York Pout says : "it is in the main a good natured bouk j the author likes many things she sees here?the (terple to whom she has introductions, the cli mate, the schools and other public institutions, slavery itself?everything, in short, but the ill bred familiarity, nasal pronunciation, and thin dry figures of the Americans, who are too lean for her standard of health, aud accordingly move her compassion. The Post gives s?uie extracts from the book, describing her visits to several northern cities and then adds: " In December Miss Murray proceeds south ward. At Haltimore she finds the relation of mistress and servant to possess 'a more agreea ble aspect than at the North, where it is com monly characterized by complaints of annoy ance ou the one side, and saucy indiffer ance on the other.' Here, also, she meets some southern ladies, ' whose voices and manner of speaking are more refined and graceful' than those of the other States she has visited. At Washington, at Willards' hotel, she finds iu the evening dancing going on very merily in the ladies' room, 'the ladies all iu demi-toilette,' but she remarks that Bhe did not " see so gene rally the absurd flaunting, style of dress so re markable at New York.',' On this occasion she thus speaks of living in hotels. "On Christmas day I walked to church with a young lady, whose family reside within a few miles of this place; but they take up their resi dence in this house during the winter. I un derstand that the habit of hotel life is every year becoming more general in the States; this is partly encouraged by the troubles arising from servants; the older ladies Ket-rid of house keeping, and the young ladies are indulged with constant society; but to English tastes this mode of existence would be unbearable? continued noise, bustle and excitement, no re pose of mind and no home duties. It is ad van tageous to a foreigner, who wishes to become acquainted with the people of the country; but I should suppose it must be ruinous to the manners and the domestic character of the higher class of yonng women ; frivolity and in dolence must be encouraged, for any regular plan of industrial occupation is a hopeless at tempt in such places as these. I would rather take up my abode in any farm house in Eng land than, be condemned to fritter away my life in a great American hotel. Still, for me, as a stranger and u traveller, it is uncommonly pleasant." The Smithsonian Institute, and the dispute about the application of the Smithsonian legacy, suggests to our tourist the idea that we waut "healthier ideas on the subject of educa tion," and "an improved and more practical female training." She remarks: "In this country I hear that 'though it has no queen, all the women are queens' I should rather call them playthings?dolls; things treated as if they were unfit or unwilling to help themselves or others;" and while we, in England, have cast aside arts of the toilet worthy only of dolls, I see here false brows, false bloOm, false hair, false everything!?not always, but too frequently. Dress in America, as an almost general rule, is full of extravagance and artificiality; and while women show such a want of reliance upon their native powers of pleasing, their influence in society will be more nominal than real." At Washington she meets with an interesting family, nat ives of New Orleans, who speak Eng lish with an accent; but Miss Murray prefers "our language a little broken, to the broad and often nasal pronunciation of New England aud New York. The southern people have pleasing voices, and are much less provincial in their speech than those of the Northern States." She is very severe upon attorney General Cushing: "I am sorrv to find a considerable party in the United States advocate openly the principle of'doing evil that good may come,' as regards their own country; and Mr. Cushing, the Attorney General of the States, informed me, without circumlocution, speaking of the Euro pean war, that the Turks being effete, and a sea-board being necessary for the Russians, it was perfectly right and proper that the latter should devourthe former. 1 f it he possible for re publicans to be iu the pay of despotism, I should imapinethisgentleman must be one of the favored emissaries of the Emperor Nicholas." From Washington the author proceeds southward, finding the manners of tljp whites soften as she goes, and sees new reason to believe in the necessity and advantages of slavery. Such a being as Uncle Tom, described in Mrs. Stowe's book, she is convinced never had an existence. From a volume of Poem* by the late Mary M. Chase* Why I Lore Th??. I)o?t thou a?k rn?; why I love thee ? Ask the *unbeam why it ulnars, A*k the blosoin why it open*, Ask the woodbine why it twines: And the sunbeam will make an*wer, " In the dark I cannot stay When the morning wind* are calling With the bird* sweet roundelay And the blossom will make answer, 4' Still and lone 1 cannot dwell, Selflnhly my odora nursing In their narrow, folded cell And the woodbine w>ll make answer, '? Ah ! 1 cannot live alone, So I lean upon the poplar, And his strength is now my own." The Man I Lot*. I love an open countenance, A kind and noble face; The index of an honest heart. That love* the humaa race ! A brow on which a smile is throned, Like sunlight on a flower? Ah open as the regal skies, Willi be?n<s of love and power! I love the kind and welcome glance That proves we'er not alone ; And oh '? how sweet to find at times Some feeling" like our own : A heart that beat* with purest hopes, To pity and to bles* ; That strive* to make earth's comforts more, Its pains and follies less! I love the man whose generous smile la given with his hand? Who tees his equal in all men, And all men equal stand ! Who seea not the distinction made By human law* between The man who ha* and who has not, Out love* from what he's seen' I love the tnsn who?e heart is true, Who seldom wear* a frown ; And lovea sll men, from him who toils To him who wear* a crown ! With mildness always on hi* hp*, A tree and open mind, A brow with mental grandeur spann'd, A soul supremely kind; A Psoiii.km.?The Hnrdstown Gazettt put* forth the following :? A horse in the nud*t of n meadow suppose, Made fa*t to a stake by a line from hia nose; How long muat the line be that, feeding all around, Will permit him to graze just an acre of grsund f To which the Maysville KTfrt?? replies? It's a very plain case, if yon'l only " suppose " That it's just seven feet from his tail to his nose 1 For the line will be then (the rule csnnot fail) About seven feet less than if tied to his tail. From tbe London Globj, Jan. 18. Sir Hubert Pcti'a Af milage. Speeches oj Lords Granville and Ptihnerston on tin interesting occasion. YVe yesterday chronicled the marriage of Sir Robert 1 eel aud Lady Emily liav, at the Bo?J Ch.p.1, Whitehall. The w?s g'veu afterwards hy the Due head of Wellington gave rise to several speeches which are faithfullv chronicled by our, ou I hese occasions, indefatigable contemporary, the Morning post. The Duke of Wellington proposed the bride aud bridegroom, for which Captain W. I eel and the Marquis ofTweedale severally returned thanks, the Marquis giving the heafth of Lady Peel. To this Sr. Freder lck I eel replied, recalling the associations of the names of Wellington and Peel,, which the event ot the morning was calculated to con solidate. He proposed Lord Tweedale's health, wneu the noble Lord again expressed his grati fication at the union. Earl Granville then said?I have been flat tered with the delicate and honorable com mission of proposing the health of the six young ladies who have taken so prominent a part in adorning the ceremony of this day. It is impossible, without emotion, to behold under this roof, on such an occasion, the two sons of Wellington and Peel?especially where "the water of a lady whose tenderness and devotion to the great Duke will render her inseparably connected with the latter days of his historj is about to form, as her noble father has hap pily described it, a link which unites both of those illustrious families. Of Sir Robert Peel 1 can speak from my own personal knowledge as a fellow countryman aud a brother yeoman. nus much perhaps I may be permitted to say, that the character of the bridegroom is worthy the gentleness and beauty of the bride. I hardly know any story of modern times equal ling in romantic danger and interest that sud den and terrible midnight plunge which Sir iiobert I eel made from a sinking ship in the Mediterranean, where his courage and intre pidity alone saved him from the peril of a ore mature death. The plunge he has made this dap has not been made in the dark, aud I don't think it has required much moral courage, but for you, young ladies, (turuing to the bridesmaids,) it is, nevertheless, a solemn warn ing. 1 he plunge he has this day made is a plunge that must come at last to all of you. Believe me, the longer you stand shivering on the brink, the more violent will be the shock when it occurs. The noble Earl's speech when m Slighter, which had hardly ceased Lord Palmerston rose to respond for the brides maids. His lordship said: On the part of the bridesmaids, whose champion I am, I bei; to return you their thanks. Fortunately?without any disparagement to their charms?I am de prived ol that qualification which I think all ought to possess who are called upon to per form my duty. But I can assure you that the graces of these young ladies no less command my admiration than that of the young gentle men, so many of whom 1 see around me ex hibiting signs of envy of the proud posi tion which I am permitted to occupy. In these days of negotiation it is the fashion to depend much on the mediation of in tervening parties. [A laugh.l I strongly recommend to those young gentlemen who are about to enter upon any tender diplomacies, not to have recourse to any such mediating parties, but to use direct negotiation, whicl", although not always successful in politics, is by far the best plan. If my recommendation be adopted, 1 have little doubt that, before this day twelve months, I shall have the honor to assist at several successful negotiations between the young gentlemen whom I see before me, and the fair maidens whom I have now the honor to represent. There is an old song, ladies and gentlemen, the refrain of which^! remember runs thus: She is a charming woman, And he is a fortunate man. In the cases before me I doubt not the vir tues and prosperity are shared alike in the same proportions,-and will ensure to the suc cessful negotiators lasting affection and per manent happiness for their joint lives. The noble Viscount's address was received with unanimous applause, and made a fitting close for the banqupt, the company shortly afterwards retiring to the drawing room. The bridesmaids were ladies Jane and Julia Hay, sisters of the bride, the Misses Peel, and Lady Louisa Hamilton. Sir Robert and Lady Emily had left town for Drayton Manor before the dyatner. Lady Emily wore her travelling costume, "a dress of light blue silk with an ermine collar, and cape of maroon cojored velvet, with piuk bonnet aud white lace veil." A special train was waiting at Euston Square, and at Tumworth, which was reached at 4:10. The rejoicings were on a grand scale. We should be guilty of an important omis sion did we not record the proportions of the wedding cake, which, the Post tells us, was, per haps, the largest piece of confectiouary on re cord. It was formed by three steps; the first supporting vases of bridal flowers, with cornu copias of fruit between them. The next grada tion supported ornamental pillars; and the third, which was garlanded by wreaths, dis played shields of the Tweedale and Peel arm?, with their respective family mottoes. A Cor inthian pillar, rising above all, supported a large figure of Cupid, with his bow unbent, and holding a garland of flowers. This necessarily imperfect description conveys but a vague idea of what was a triumph in the Italian art of con fectionary. It was modelled, as well as made, in the Duke's own establishment, by M. Carlo Brunnetti. ART lllfc'TM.? Architecture, Sculpture, and Painting. by James Jackson Jarvea, author of History of the Sandwich Island*, Arc. Price SI 25. Waikna, or Adventurea on ilie Mosquito Shore, sixty engravings, by Samuel A Hard, si 25 The Heiress of Haughton, or tba Mother's Secret, by tbeautberof Aubrey Castle. Avon, Arc. Price 37J ceota. Juat published and for ssle at TAYLOR & MAURY'S July 21 Bookstore. near Ninth street. NEW HOOKS.?The Ilelreaaof Haughton, or the Mother's Secret, a novel, by the au thor of "Emily Wyndham," "Raven*cliff," Ar.c. Price 374 cent*. WAIKNA, or Adventure* on the Moaquito Shore, by Samuel A. Bard, with amy illuatrationa. Price SI 55. ART-HINTS?Architecture, Sculpture, ami Painting, by James Jackaon Jarvia. Price SI.25 Juat received. R. FARN1IAM, Corner Pennaylvania avenue and 11th atreet. TAYLOR * MAURY have the honor to announce the completion of preparations for the festive season. In addition to then" ordinary atock, (which ha* alwuya l>een characterised by elegance and variety,) they have received? A choice selection of beautifully illustrated and tastefully bound Rooka. Article* of" vertu," in Porcelain, Bronze, and other manufacture. Writing Deaka, in papier mache and rosewood Card Baake a, Inkstands, Ladiea' Cabas. Cigar Stand* and Caaea, Portemonnaies. Taper Stands, dtc. Together with a general assortment of novelties remarkable for a combination of the useful with the ornamental, at pricea suitable to the artisan o millionaire. Book and Stationery store, near 9th streei WASHINGTON BR ARCH RAILROAD THE TRAINS Leave Washington at 6 and SJ a. in., and 3 and 44 p. m. Leave Baltimore at 4| and 9J a. m., and 3 and 5i p. m. On Sundays the only train from Baltimore ta that leaving at 4J a. in., and Iroin Washington at 44 p. m. May 5?tf. T. H. PARSONS, Agent fotal anb KJtrsonal Appointments aud Disappointment*.?It is well known that, throughout th? past week, the | Capitol was besieged by an array of place seekers, who made the newly-elected officers of the House their objects ofattack?or, importunities. Someof the anxious ones were so powerfully "backed" in their petitions that a doubt of their success was not for a inonieut entertained, while others sought, by individual exertion, to obtain the glittering prizes which lured but to deceive. If their several craniums could have been examined by phrenolo gists, the latter would have reported the bumps of " hope" more than usually prominent! Mein btrsof Congress were kept busy "engineering" for their friends, aud signing recommendations j a nd applications to serve ah passports to the ' dis pensers of the spoils." However, such papers, in the general, have turned out worthless, for, of the many who strove but comparatively few were made happy in the attainment of their aims. The hundreds who lost their time, their strength, and their accumulated " influence," (brought to bear on thw distributors of places,) disappointed in their long-cherished expectations, do not apeak in com plimentary terms of the result of the office-hunting in and about the Capitol! Patents.?During the past week fifty-five pa tents were issued, together with three re-issues; and seven designs are reported. In the long list appear the following notices: John Clark, of Washington, D. C., and George M. N. Yost, of Pittsburg, Pa., for improvement in ploughs; John S. Gallaher, jr.,of Wasbingtoa, D. C., for improve ment in gas and steam cooking apparatus; John Prince, of Washington, D. C., for improvement in ships' compasses; and S. W. Wood, of Wash ington, D. C., for improvement in railroad car couplings. This will do pretty well for the metro polis for one w?ek. in the way of patents. St. Valentine.?To day, we doubt not, thou sands of those missions, called " Valentines," will be distributed throughout this city; some respect, ful and loving in their character, and others bilingly and personally sharp, intended to wound the hearts of the recipients. We have n? ac quaintance with Mr. Valentine, but, if what is said of him is true, he will condemn such an un authorized liberty aud ccandal of his name ! The Know-nothing Legislative Caucus, at Annapolis, Maryland, yesterday nominated An thony Kennedy,as the candidate for United States Senator. The election will take place to-day. VVInters'Unrivalled Chemical Dlorams are to be exhibited at Odd Fellow's Hall, this evening. | They are truly beautiful, and those who have not yet seen them fhould not permit the present op portunity to pass unimproved. BY SOIjICITATION! LAST NIGIIT AT .ODD FELLOWS' HALL, ON This (Thursday) Evening, February 14, H. WINTER'S Unrivalled Exhibition of CHEMICAL DIORAMAS, kc., Ac. Roht. Winter, at the request of numerous friends, will re-open, at the above hall, for two nights only, introducing the universal 1'aVorite t-ubject, MILAN CATHEDRAL, jyith the celebration of Mid-night Mann, with that gorgeous subject of Bclshazzar'a Feast. The first part of the entertainment embraces ? large collection of Chryntalline Views of an cient and modern cities, numerous Chro niatropes and Metamorphoses. A fine band in attendance between the first and second parts. MASTER W. WITHERS, The talented Violinist, will execute one of Debe riot's Solos, Opera 49. Thus forming an en- | tertainment unsurpassed. Tickets 25 cents. Children 15. Exhibition to commence at 7J o'clock. Feb 14 VOCAL MUSIC. RS. FRANKLIN respectfully informs the If I Ladies of Washington that she continues to give instruction lu Vocal Music. Frotn her long experience and professional intercourse with the best Artistes of Europe and America, she leels confident that her method of cultivating the voice and imparting correctness of style and expression will render satisfaction. For terms and hours apply to Mrs F. at her resi dence 405 E street, between 9th and 10th streets. Reference is made to Mr. R. Davis and Mr. G. Hiibus, at their Music Stores on Pennsylvania Avenue. Dec 13 "VARIETY BOOT AND SHOE STOHeT LAIHI.n AI.FI NK BOOTS?Just re ceived a superior lot of Ladies' Black and Brown Alpine Hoots, together with a large and general assortment of Ladies, Gents, Misses, Boys, Youths, and Children's Boots and Shoes for sale by GEO. BURNS, .'MO Pennsylvania avenue, Adjoining Patterson's Drug Store Dec I (News.) SATIKE2 AND 8ATIHWTS, BY JANES Hannay, author of Singleton Fontleroy, Ate. Cosas de Espana, or Going to Madrid, via Bar celona. Just published and for sale at TAYLOR At MAURY'S March 6 Bookstore, near 9th street. LAND W A H It A NTH. rpHF. Subscribers, having made addition 1 to their active capital, are now prepared to purchase an unlimited quantity of Land Warrants, not only at the very highest market prices, but at times will pay more than any house in this city, Baltimore, Philadelphia, or New York, and cer tainly always as much , and willdeal very liberally with correspondents, lorwarding Warrants by mail, always allowing them more liberal rates in consideration of the loss of time necessary for their transmission to this city, and our return drafts on Northern and Southern cities in payment. Address J. M. CLABKE Ac Co.. Bankers, and Dealers in Land Warrants, Washington. D. C. REFER TO? Calonel James G. Berret, Postmaster, Wash ington, D. C Suter. Len, Ac Co., Bankers, Washington, D. C. All the Officers of the Banks iu Wheeling, Virginia. Beebee Ac Co., Bankers, New York. Peters, Spence, Ac Co. Bankers, Lynchburg, Va. Paul Ac liinton, Bankers, Petersburg, Va. R. 11. Maury Ac Co., Bankers, Richmond, Va. Cashier Bank of Virginia, Richmond, Va. Cashier Farmers' Bsnk of Virginia. Richmond, Va. Cashier M. and M. Bank, Parkershurg, Va. James Robb Ac Co., Bankera, New Orleans. J. W. Clark Ac Co., Bankers, lioston. W. M. Ac J. C. Martin, Bankers, Charleston,?. C. P. Ac A. Vinton, Bankers, New Philadelphia, O Jan. 10?Ira. BROWN AND SHOOK, OKNERAL COMMISSION AND FORWARDING MER CHANTS, RICHMOND, VA And Agents for " Kerr's" " Swmmerdsan" Old Rye. and P. Hanger's 44 Old Rye" Whisky. Premium brands. All letters promptly answered, and orders filleo Feb 110?3m LA NO WARRANT AND RANKING House of J. M. Clarke Ac Co.?We are al ways pnying above New York market prices for warrants sent us by mail, and return sight drafts the same day they are received. Address J M CLARKE Ac CO., Washington City, D. C. P?pt 20?1 ra rpHUU NOKKMK. N KC O offer their services 1 to prosecute claims at every description be fore Congress and the different departments of the government. Office on 14tb street, oi>i>osite Willard's Hotel Sep 3??tl BROWN At WINTER. ' i UTOI1IOGH API1Y OKA JOUHKEY iuan Printer.?The Workinguian's Way in the World, l/eiu^the Autobiography of a Journey man Printer. Classic and Historic Patriot*, by Janes Bruce. Just published and for sale at TAYLOR & MAURY'S UNITED STATES COURT OF CLAIMS. CAttD. THE underalgued, John C. Ikrcreui, of New York city, and M. Thompson, of Wash ington, D. C., attorneys and counsellors-at-law, are axsociated for the legal proi-ecuiion of claims, for creditors of government, in the Court of Claims. They will co-operate in immediate and careful attention to business matters ui Washington which may be intrusted to their care by gentle men of the profe?siou and claimants, in the city of New York, or elsewhere in any part of the Union. They may be consulted at any time, personally or by letter, either at New York or Washington Particular information ?s to claims which have been at any lime before Congress or Departments can be furnished at once upon application, by the parties interested. JOIIN C. DEVEREUX, No. 90 Broadway, corner of Wall street, New York city. M. THOMPSON, Washington city. N. B ?J.C. Devereux is a Commissioner of the Court of Claims. Feb 7?3tawtfif Russia as it is. by count ue uu rowaki. MEMOIRS, Speeches, and Writings, of Robert Rantoul. jr., edited by Luther Hamilton. SACRED POEMS AND HYMNS for public and private devotion, by James Montgomery. THE PLANTER'S NORTHERN BRIDE, a Novel, by Caroline Lee Hcntz, with illustrations trem original designs, in 2 vols. THE CHURCH, in a series of Discourses, by Sylvester J udd, Pastor of Christ Church. Maine. HISTORY OF OLIVER CROMWELL ana the English Commanwealfh, from the execution of Charles I. to the death of Cromwell, by M. G. Guizot, translated by A. R. Scoble, in 2 vols. HISTORY OF THE FRENCH PROTEST ANT Refugees, from the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes to our own days, by M. Charles Weiss, Professor of History in the Lycee Bonaparte, in 2 vols. VOICES OF THE NIGHT, by Rev. John Cum min g, D. 1>. VOICES OF THE DAY, by Rev. John Cuin ming, D. D. Just published and received at the bookstore R. FARNHAM, rpHE PEASANT HOY PHILOSOPHER 1 ky Henry Mayhew, price 75 cents. The Essence of Christianity, by Ludwig Fener bach, translated from the second German edition by Marion Evans, translator of Straus's Life of Jesus, price $1 25. Travels in Europe and the East, by Samuel Ireneus Prime, two volumes, price two dollars. Just published and for sale at TAYLOR & MAURY'S PIANOS, PIANOS!?We Have now lu store the largest and most reliable stock of Pianos ever ottered in this city, from the justly re uowned manufactories o( Hallet, Davis & Co., Bostou; Bacon <5c Raven, New York; and Knabe, Gaehle & Co., Baltimore; ranging in prices Irorn $225 to S500. In addition to those in store, we have on exhi bition at the Metro;>oliiaii Mechanics' Fair, at the Smithsonian Institute, /our superb Pianos, made expres&ly to our order for this Exhibition, any of which We will dispose of on reasonable terms. Also on hand, Guitars, Violins, Flutes, Accord eons, Melodeons, Banjos, Strings, Music, <3rc. Remember, at the Piano, Music, Stationery, Perfumery, and Fancy Goods Store of JOHN F. ELLIS, A TEACHfc.lt WANTED as Govtruesi in a private family, one that is competent to teach all the branches of English, French, and music. Address P. M. Fauquier, White Sulphur Springs, Virginia. v JONAS F. LBV V. Importer and Dealer IN WINES, LIQUORS, SKGARS, AND FINE GROCERIES. General Commission and Forwarding Merchant, No. 474 Penn. Avenue, two doors below U. S. Hotel, WASHINGTON C1TT, D. C. iLT N. B. Country Merchants are requested to give me a call before purchasing elsewhere. iiJ" Also, Agent for the Farmers' and Mechanics' Fire and Marine, and Life Insurance Company of Philadelphia, for the ports and towns of Alex andria, Va.. and Georgetown, D. C. Oct 20?ly C A R D . GBOHGB MASOX, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Indianola, Cal/ioun County, Tszas. Practices in the Courts of the Teiith Judicial District ; aUo in the Supreme and Federal Courts at Ausiiu and Galveston. references: Hon. A. P Butler, U. S. Senator, S. Carolina. Hon. D. R. Atchison, U. S. Senator, Missouri. R. M. T. Hunter, U. S. Senator, Virginia. Jauie* M. Mason. U. S. Senator, Virginia. G^n. S. Cooper. Adj. Gen. U. S. A. Wash., D. C. Thomas Green, esq., Washington, D. C. C. C. Jamison, Pres't Bank ol Bait., Bait., Md. Dec 6?tf GLENWOOD CEMETERY. OrrtcE No. 292, Pennsylvania Avenue, Corner of 10th street, over Savings Bank. THIS CEMETERY Is laid out on Uie plait of the celebrated Greenwood ol New York, and situated on tb? high ground, distant one and a quarter miles north of the Capitol, North Capi tol street, leading directly to the Gateway. This company have received a charter from Con gress, appropriating this ground for ever to burial purposes, making a fee title to the purchaser, and prohibiting all encroachments from legislation or otherwise, which ia of vast importance to those who wish tbeir dead to repose where they have placed them ; for it has become a custom in all cities when the burial ground becomes valuable for other purposes, to sell it, and throw the dead promiacuously into one large pit, and legal mea sures cannot prevent it, as no titles are given to the ground. N. B. Office hours from 10 a m.,to 12 m, where pamphlets containing the Charter, By-laws, and a Map of the Grounds, and all otner informatior can be obtained. All ordera lefl with Mr. James F. Harvy 410, 7th street, or any other undertaker, will be promptly attended to. Jane 19?lv inn nnn copies HOLouuojd'i IUU.UuU Great Steamkoat Worb will be ready on or about the 24th of October. Contentai First Applicstion ol Steam. Life of John Fitch?Engraving of his first B?at. Life of Robert Fulton?Engraving of hia first American Boat on the Hudson River. Roliert Fulton and Livingston's first Ohio River Boat?Correct Likenesa?Full Particulars. Latrobe's First Bost. First Steubenville Boat. First E*plosion on the Western Waters; from an Eye-Witness. Maps of the Western Waters; Towna, Cities and Distances lanl down correctly. Liat of Steamboat Explosions since 1812; Names of Killed and Wounded; List of Steamboats now afloat. Correct Views of Pittsburg, Wheeling, Cincin nati, Louisville. St. Louis, and New Orleans, in 1856; sketch of each place; Population, Buai neas, <Stc., Arc. Fast Time of Boats on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers 1 Lift of Steamboat Officer* on the Western Waters. The New Steain.ioat Law?With Comments Life Boats. Disasters on the Lakes ; Names of Lost, Killed, and Wounded The High Water in 1M0, 1832,1847. Liat of Plantations on theMississippi River. Important United Statea Supreme Court Steam l>ont Decision*. Three hundred pnges, with one hundred en 1 ravings, handsomely bound. By remitting Ov* dollar, (post paid,) you will receive a copy of the above work. Orders from the trade solicited, and agents wanted in every town and city to canvas for the work. Addreas JAS T. LLOYD St Co. Post Office Buildings. Cincinnati, O. Oct 2t Jan 1 HV KAILKOAD DIHECT TO TXX XI W H?T. Time between WMhtnglou ?md W heettng but 17 l-!t bourtl Running tun* between Washington and Cincin ? nati 27 hours.'.' Through Ticket* and Burgage Check* to be had in Washington!!! BALTIMORE AND OHIO RAILROAD HAVING greatly improved Its Weatern connection* now oiler# the lulle.t induce ment* to travellers between Washington, lUIti rnore, and all poitious of the West, the Northwest and the Southwest. Tlie connection between the trains from Wash ington and the trains bound west from Baltimore is always promptly made at the Washington Junc tion (lately called the Relay House) 'J nule* from Baltimore. This is the only change of cars re quired between Washington and the Ohio river. Baggage is checked through to Wheeling at the Washington station, and rechecked aud transfer red (here, (with the passengers) without charge, for those holding through tickets for points beyond. The connecting trains leave Washington daily at 6 a. m. and 44 p. m. On Sundays at the latter hour only. , , At Wheeling direct connection is made with the trains of the CENTRAL OHIO RAILROAD, run ning from Bellairre on the Ohio, near Wheeling, through Cambridge, Zanesville and Newark, to COLUMBUS. These trains connect at Newark with the cars of the Newark. Manstield and Sand usky Railroad for Sandusky, Toledo, Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis, etc. At Columbus the C. O. Railroad trains connect with the fast trains of the Little Miami Rat/roast to Xenia, CINCINNATI, LOUISVILLE, etc. At Xema (on Little Miami Railroad) connection is formed with the trains through Dayton, to INDI ANAPOLIS, Terre Haute, Lafayette, Chicago, Rock Island, St. Louis, etc. ID" Passengers holding through tickets tor Memphis, Vici^burg, Natchez, New Orleans el3., which are also sold at Washington, are transfer red at Cincinnati to the Mail Steamers on the Ohio. Tickets for Evansville, Cairo, aud St. Louis are sold by this route. ID" FOR CLEVELAND, and via Cleveland to Toledo, Detroit, Chicago etc., tickets are sold, when the Ohio is navignblevetween Wheeling and Wellsville (forty miles) where a connection with the Cleveland and Pittsburg Railroad is made. Travellers are requested to notice that while this is the only route affording through tickets and checks in Washington, it is also the shortest, most speedy, and direct to nearly all the leading points in the great West. The distance from Washing ton to Cincinnati is but 653 miles, being about 100 miles shorter than by any other route! FARE BY THROUGH TICKET I-ROM WASHINGTON: To Wheeling, $lJ 50; Columbus, $13 65; Dayton, $15 50; Cincinnati, $16; Louis ville, by railroad, $1& 65; by steamer Irom Cincin nati, $18; Indianapolis, $17 50; Cleveland, $12 15: Toledo. $15 ?0; Detioit, $15 20; Chicago $20 6o and $ll> 50; St. Louis, $2? 50 aud $25; Memphis ?26; New Orleans, $31, etc. JET FOR FREDERICK und HARPER'S FER RY MARTINSBURG, BERKLEY SPRINGS, CUMBERLAND, BEDFORD SPRINGS, Pied mont, Oakland, and Fairmount. passengers may leave Washington at 6 a. m. or 4i p. m. For the minor way aitttionsbtftweeo Baltimore and Wbeel ing, take 6 a. m. train from Washington. U3" For trains to and from Baltimore, Aunapolts, etc., see special advertisements. ID" For further information, through tickets, &c., apply to THOS. H. PARSONS, Agent at Washington Station. JOHN II. DONE, Master of Transporta'ion Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Balti sore May 5? ly. GREAT COMPLAINTS having been made of the irregularity of the running of the boats between Washington and Alexandria, for the accommodation of the public, the undersigned has determined to run the steamer GEORGE PAGE as follows, viz.: From Washington, 6J. fe, 9J. and 11J a. in.: 1, 3, and 42, p. m. F'rom Alexandria, 7i, S|, 10J. a. in.; 1^1,2,4, and ftj, p. m. Omnibuses connecting with the boat will leave the corner of Seventh street and Pennsylvania avenue at 6, 7j, and 11, a. m.; 12], 2j, and 4i, P" Nov 7-tf. GEORGE PAGE INTERESTING NEWS.?We have just received a large assortment o( BOOTS nnd SHOES for ladies', misses', and children's wear, which we offer very low. Ladies' Gaiters from $1 to $3. Misses' Boots ot every kind, in proportion. Of Children's Shoes we have every color and style, from 25 cents up. The inquiry generally is, Where can we find a good assortment of shoes lor children 1 We can answer all such querists to their satisfaction il they give us a call. We would also state that we are prepared to manufacture every style of boot or shoes usually . worn by gentlemen, ladies, misses, or children. Also on hand, every description of boots and shoes, which will be sold very low. Call and examine for yourselves before pur ebasinc elsewhere, as we are determined to sell. S. C. MILLS & CO., Mar i 3t No. 4?6 Seventh st. EMPLOYMENT WANTED. A Gentleman of considerable experlenct in business generally, and in accounts par ticularly, whose time is not fully occupied, would like to engage to keep the books of a urge mer cantile, or manufacturing establishment, or would engage to keep the books of a number of con cerns, the business of which may be deemed in adequate to pay a competent book keeper to each. Satisfactory reference given. Address account ant, 503, City Post Office. Jan. 31?lw M. W. K. PUItCJHASK. EXCELSIOR CARD WRITER, AND MANUFACTURER OF METALLIC GRAVERS, AT WILLARD'S. Dec 22? APOCALYPTC KK.ETCllES? Lectures on the Book of Revelation, by the R?v. John Cumming, D. D.; 75 cents. Benedictions, or the Blessed Lile, by the Kev. J. Cumming, D. D^ 75 cents. School Books and School Requisites at the low est price, for sale at the bookstore of GRAY it BALLANTYNE, On 7th street, near Odd Fellows' Hall FIFTY DOLL Alt* REWARD. WAS Stolen or Decoyed from the corner of 20th and I street, near my residence, on Thursday night, the 17th instant, a little girl named Lizzie, of a dark mulatto color about six or eight years of age. Had on red calico dress, with a green apron. She is in the habit of call ing Mrs. Eaton '?grandmother," and it asked who she belongs to wi!l answer, "Grandmother Eaton." 1 will give twenty dollars for the recovery of the girl and detection of the thief if lound in the District, or filty dollars if found out of the Dis trict. It is supposed that she was taken in a car riage or sleigh, as she had not been out ten iiua utes when missed. J. H. EATON. Jan. 24? 3t* EXCELHIOR; 11ELPM TO PROGRESS in Religion, Science, and Literature. A new monthly magazine, edited by the Rev. James Hamilton, D. D., of London. Price $1 50 per annum. Although nominally a young Men* Magazine it will be a main effort of the conductors to pro vide for young men that healthful stimulus ami the aids to improvements, which manyef them arc now so anxious to secure. The editor has secured the assistance oi many able and excelled contributors, and every effort will be made to render the work worthy me pat rounge and support of the christian public. Agents for the District, GRAY & BALLANTYNE, INFORMATION WANTED.?In the year of 1S?24, Martha A. Wt lis (a daughter of Alex ander Wells, who then lived in Amelia County, Virginia, and who subsequently removed to the city of Petersburg and died therein in August, 11*55,) went with a Mr. Spencer Irom the county of Greensville to one of the Western States. She was then about sixteen years old and has never been heard from by her family in Virginia from that day to this. By the will ol her father she is entitled to a portion of his estate,or, if she b^dead, her children, if she or they be heard from wuhin one year from the dale of his death. Any intor mat ion in respect to the said Martha A. Wells or . ber children, if she has any, would be beneficial 1 to them and be thankfully received by the family. Address GEO. W. EASTWOOD. Nov. 27?w4w. Petersburg, Va. USE THE MAGIC IMPRESSION PAPER, Vor WrllluK Wltbout Pen or Ink?Copy liiy Lcavea, Planlti t'lawcrii Pletnr*?i 1'attcru* for Uiubrotdery, Murklug Llu r,1 1 Iitic 11>>iy) Manifold WrKluj. rilllla) Article is absolutely tlte best portable I Inkstand in the known world, lor a ?mull Quantity lolded and placed in the pocket consti tutes a travelling Inkstand, which cannot be bro ken. No pen is needed, tor any stick, sharpened to a point, writes equally as well as the best gold pen ia I he universe. For drawing it is indispeii galile. It is, indeed, the whole art of Drawing and Piiiuting?taught tu one lesson. Auy leu), plant, or (lower can be transferred lo the pa^es of an alburn, with a minute and distinct resemblance ol nature. With equal facility, pictures and em broidery patterns are taken, and have received the highest ei'logiuins Iroin the lair sex ; and, in deed, a more tasteful present for u 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 lail* 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 uny additional labor whatever, making it the cheapest and most convenient article extant. It is used to great advantage by reporters of the public press, telegraphic operators, and hosts ol others. Each Package contains four different colors? Black, Blue, Green, and Red, wnh full and printed Instructions lor all lo use, and will last sufficiently long to obtain Five Hundred distinct Impression*. It is put up in beautifully enamelled colored Envelopes, with a truthful likeness ol the 1 ro prietor nttached. Each and every package war ranted. ? , ... JC7"Price $2 a dozen; or hve for one dollar. Single packages 25 cents. T Address, post paid, N. HUBBELL, Ne. 167 Broadway, New York. OPINIONS OF THE PRESS. Hubbkll's Magic 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. Washington irvincs new Work, Wolfert's Roost and other Papers, now first collected, by Washington Irving. Scottish Songs, Ballads, and Poems, by Herr Ainslee. Full Proof of the Ministry, a Sequel to the Boy who was trained up to be a Clergyman, by John N. Norton, A. M. Memoirs of Lile, Exile, and Conversations ol the Emperor Napoleon, by the Count de les Cases, with portraits and other illustrations. Manuel of Sacred History, by John Henry Kurtz, D. D. Just published and for sale at TAYLOR & MAURY S Fel, 15 Bookstore, nearyth street H AY ?11 HOOKS AND BIBLES. Just received a very large assortment of jubi [ctci*cu ? ? r, ~ Grayer Books and Bibles, in all kind of bindings; the best assortment, perhaps, to be lound in the country. Also, a large assortment ol English Books in History, Poetry, Arc., and the best American edi tions on the same subjects. R. FARNIIAM, NEW GROCERY, WINE AND LIQUOR STORE. rpiIE Subscriber begs leave to Inform Ills I friends and the public, that he has opened a a new store, No. 474, Penn. Avenue, between 3d and 4 and a ball street, Flzgerald's llulld ing, two doors east of tbe United States Hotel, Where he intends to keep constantly on baud a Urge and varied assortment of Foreign and Domestic WINKS, LldCOHS, HKGAI18, And Fine Groceries, Consisting of line Teas, Sugar, Flour Soap,. Olives, Raisins, Figs, Sardines, Anchovies, Otard, Marrett & Co., Pinet & Co., and Colonel Cha bard's Brandies, in cases, demijohns and casks , Old Jamaica Rum, Sherries, Madeira, 1'oM ol various descriptions; St. Julieu Claret, Cha teaux Margaux, in cases; Champagne Lider, Brandy Fruits, Reynolds' Ediuburg Ale, Anne sette,Maraschino, Curacoa, Absynth,Champagnes, , and a large and various description of Havaua | Segars. Also, Porter, Ale, and Cider. Families are particularly requested to call and examine the stock belore purchasing elsewhere. ! Members of Congress are also informed, that ? their orders will be promptly attended lo, and de livered at their bouses on the snoriest notice. A general assortment of tine Havana Segars, -imported direct by the subscriber* at Wholesale j and Retail. Officers of the United States Navv can have their Mess Stor? ?put up at the sbor* nuotice. A general assortment of PRESERVED MEATS, SOUPS, itc, Put up at the shortest notice, and warranted to keep on long voyages. Country orders punctually attended to, and Couuiry Produce, of all descriptions, received on consignment. JONAS P. LEVY, No. 474 Penn. avenue, (north side,) between 3d aud 4J streets, two dors east of the United Stale* Hotel. Oct 4 3t AI^TlKK'S.?Just received a large as sortment of Pate De Foies Gra? Irom Sirs* tiuru. in small and Urge |ar?. Imh Si - if C .JAUTIEK (i PLAT ED TEA SETS.?I have Just re ceived some new styles Albata and Silver l'lated Ware that I oiler at manufacturer's prices ; also, a large assortment ol Speetades, ol 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, 418 Penn. avenue, bet. 4J and 6th ats., Sign of the Large Spread Eagle. Feb 2A?dlwil I Edward lycett, i**n.. **??* Kinder. Potomac Hall, corner ol Eleventh-street and Maryland avenue, over Clarke < Drug store. Wash ington, D. C. Every style of book-biuding executed, either iu , velvet, Turkey Morocco. Russia, or tancy colors alf. Periodicals and Music neatly hall bound. Mr. Ltcbtt re?j?ecttully suggests lo bis friends 1 that while much has bc?*u done to transmit lainily records, little care has been takeu to preserve pa rental likenesses. He takos this method to inform niv men J* slid inn?- i'c?irotis el f?er pet nat ing j?er- j ? iinal remembrances thsi 'laguerreotype like- j ne??e? can t?* inlaid on the inside covers of fami y bibles, presentation-books, or keepsakes, spe? i- 1 mens of which can l>e seen at his bindery, or he can be addressed by letter, whichwill be promotiy attended to. Mathematical, dictiowahi and Cyclopedia of Mathematical Science, com- ; Bistng definitions ol alt the terma employed in at hematics, an analysis of each brancn, and ol the whole as forming a single science, by Charles Davies, L. L. D., auihor ol a complete course ol Mathematics, and Win. G. Peck, A. M , Assist ant Professor of Mathematics United States Mili tary Academy. Just published, and lor sale at the Bookstore of R !? A R N H A M. i tOMMERVE and Pieaerved Ginger and Chow-Chow, Attea and Choong Loong.Can ion, iresh importation. For aale by SHEKELL BROTHERS, No. 40. op|>osite tbe Centre Market. SCHONENUERO A THIJN, aECHTS-OONStTH) ITIJI, GKNKRAL AMERICAN AND Ft>RK.ON AO KNOT, For the Collection of Claims, the Procurement ol Patents, Bounty Lands, and Pensions. BUREAU OF TRANSLATION From the French, Spanish Italian, and German Languagea, and for Tof ofrapbicaJ and other Drawinga. _ ? No. 49H, 7th Street, Washington Lity, D. C ' Nov 18 tl MIH KENT, till the IStli of November ^ next, the large built house st the eorner ol J?>ih and K streets. Call at the " Sentinel" office. Intelligencer, Star, and Organ, one week daily' and send bills to Sentinel office. May 17?Iwd LAW PAKTKEHMI1IP.?Supreme Court ofthe UnMed States.?ROBER l J. W A LK ER and LOUIS JAN1N have formed a copartnership under the name of " Wai.Ker At Janiis," for the sruumerit of cases in the Supreme Court ol the United Stales, at Washington city, where both will attend throughout the luture sessions of that court. They may be addressed at Washington, New York, or New Orleans. Jan 19?eo.'tm <J MEMUEH* OF CONGKESli ?u< Vlal tors to Washington are respectfully informed Hi a i at TAYLOR 4c MAURY'S Book and Sta tionery Store, near Ninth street, they will meet all their requirements. Tlieir extensive ?lock, in addition to the following important works, com prises every department ol Literature, Science, and Art. . , , ... New books received immediately on publica tion. Weekly importations from England. Culhoun's Works, 6 vols. Jefferson's Works, 9 vols. Webster's Works, 6 vol* , autograph edition. Everett's Orations aud Speeches, 2 vol*. Clay'* Private Correspondence, 1 vol. S. S. Prentiss's Memoirs, 2 vols. Bancroft's History ol the L niled States,? vols. Statesman's Manual, 4 vols. Hickey's Constitution, 1 vol. Jetterson's Manual, 1 vol. The Cons'ituiion of tho United States, 1 vol. Elliot's Debates and Madison Papers, 5 vol*. Marsh's Orators and Statesmen, 1 vol. Story's Works, 3 vols. Lives of Chief Justices of the United Statca, 1 vol. Lieber's Civil Liberty and Self Government, 2 vols. Wirt'B Life of Patrick Ilenry, 1 vol. Kennedy's Life of Wirt, 2 vols. Garland's Life of John Randolph, 1 vol. Partv Leader's, by Baldwin, 1 vol. De Toequeville's Democracy in America, 1 vol. The Federalist, 1 vol. Grimke's Nature and Tendency of Free Insti tutions, 1 vol. Constitutional TextiBook, 1 vol. Carey's Past, Present, and Future, 1 vol. Seaman's Progress of Nations, 1 vol. McElligott's American Debater. 1 vol. Future Wealth ol America, 1 vol. Smith's Wealth of Nations, 1 vol. Every description of American, English, and French stationery of the finest qualities, at the lowest prices. ... . u Visiting Cards engraved and printed with tho ,r..,..tprompU.uJ.TAyLoR MAURY,8i Dec8?dtf Near Ninth street. THE HEALING OF THE NATIONS, by Charles Linton; with an Introduction and Appendix by N. P. Tallmadge. Published by the Society for the Diffusion of opiritual Knowledge. New York, 1 large octavo volume, price $1 jO. For sale at _ TAYLOR 4r MAURY'S Bookstore. May f, near 9th street. ehglish and frknch boarding AND DAY KCHOOL. MISS II H OO K E , from Philadelphia will open her BOARDING AND DAY SCHOOL tor young: Ladies, on Monday, September 10th, 1-00, at No. 138, Pen... Avenue, corner of Seven Buildings and 19th street. Miss BROOKL will be assisted by the most competent Profes sors in every department. A French lady, recently from Paris, is engaged as a resident governess, and every means will be used to accomplish her pupils in that language. Drawing will be taught in various and elegant styles. RECOMMENDATIONS: My friend, Miss Brooke, is a most estimable ladv, of great intelligence, whose qualifiations as a teacher, and whose accomplishments in English literature, entitle her to poTTER." "Miss Brooke is well known to me as a lady who is entirely capable of conducting successfully the education of young ladies, and iu every way worthy ol .h. of BACH?. ? REFERENCES: The Right Rev. ALONZO POTTER, D. D., L1Riaht Rev. G. W. DOANE. D. D., LL. D. Professor A. DALLAS BACHE, Supt. Coast &Uprolessor JOSEPH HENRY, Secy of Smith ?oian Institution. Gen. JOHN MASON, Washington, D C. WILLIAM W. CORCORAN, Esq JOHN S. MEEHAN, Esq., Librarian to Con gri"n. JAMES CAMPBELL. P. M. General. Hon. ELLIS LEWIS, Chief Justice of the S. Court, Pa. . , Hon. G. W. WOODWARD, Associate Judg^ of the S. Court of Penna. Hon. GEORGE VAIL, M. C.. N. Jersey. Lieut. M. F. MAURY, LL. D., U. S. Obse* a l?(Circulars slating the term* to be had at the principal Book Stores, or of M>s? Brooke, No 13m Pa. Avenue. Auguoi 30?,'Jtawlm. UNDER SHIRTS AND DHAWEKS.? 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 Room, Nov 10?3?if Brown's Hotel. "TUB SPBOTATOH." X VVsekly Journal Published at Wash ington City. rpHG uuderalffued propone to commence J[_ about the first of June nrxt, m the City ol Washington, the publication of a weekly news paper, to be called the Spectator, designed for general circulation among the people ol the United States. Its columns will contain a full digest ol the news of the day, loreign and domestic; a weekly review of finance and the markets, a synopsis of the proceedings of Congress during its session; tables of election returns; the impor tant political action of State Legislatures, and ol party conventions; interesting miscellaneous and scientific matter; articles on Agriculture, together with original articles upon the leading topics of the day. Much valuable information relative to the operations of the Executive Departments, to gether with a weekly list of new patents, will t>e found in its columns. A large portion of its space will be devoted to light literature, original, and selected. Its location at the political centre of the Union, will afford opportunites always to procure the latest and mo*t reliable information on pnblic affairs It is the intention of the undersigned to make the Spectator an acceptable visiter to t very house in the Union, and it will therefore not aa sorne on any occasion the position of a pamzan paper, nor will it owe any allegiance to men ; I ut entertaining fixed and decided views on qutst.cns of political economy, and upon our system ol gov ernment, it will disseminate and promulgate them a* occasion may require?always keeping carefully n view the interests of the country growing on t Ol foreign as well as domestic affairs. The Spectator will be printed in quarto form, on good paper and new type; each number con taining eight pages of matter making one volume snnnally of 4fG pages. Each volume will be ac companied by a lull and comple index to ita con tents, thus making it a most valuable paper for preservation and reference. It will be published every Saturday morning, at 92 per annum, payable always in advance. No paper will be continued beyond the time for which it is paid. All suhscriirtions and communications on busi ness should l?e addressed to tue undersigned at Washington, D. C. _ AUG. F. HARVEY St CO. Washihoton Citt, April 13, V[EW MUSIC?W. C. ZANTZlNGER has llj just received from the publishers, Firth, l'ond St Co., New York, and George Willieg,jr., j Baltimore, an assortment of their latest publica | lions. ft#- Pianos tuned, warranted to give satis faction. STATIONERS HALL, adjoining Kirkwood House. Dec 16?>3tawif J IIMT RECEIVED AT I AYI.OR A MAl' ry'a Bookstore, near ?Hh street? The Plurality of Worlds, with an Introdnctioa by Edward Hitchcock, D. D. A Lamp to the Path; or, the Bible in the Heart, the Home, and the Market Place, by the Rev. W K. Tweedie, D. D. The Catacomba of Rome, by the Right Rev. w J. Kip, D. D. M u _ Narrative of a Voyage to the Northwest Coaa of America, by Gnbriel Franchere. I Corinne, by Madame De Stael, new edition Vathek, by Beckford, Female Poets of Great Britain, do Western Scenes and Adventurea, illustrated. Life of Napoleon, by Haxlitt, do M ODER N LANCiUA<;E??U- D. E.(ir?u?. rws K native of Krsnce terc.ier ol Modern lan guages, especially French. Spanish, and German Translations made with correctness and punctu ality. Professor of Numesmatica, for the elaasifl cation and explanation of medals and coins. Pennsylvania avenue, south side, between Ota i ad "7th streets, opposite Brown's Hetel. Furnished Rooms to rent at thai placa. Sep 21?dtf