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PUBLISHED DAILY, AT 7 O'CLOCK, A. M. .NUMBER U PUBLISHED DAILY AT 7 O'CLOCK A. M. BT JOHN T. TOWERS. Offic; corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Tenth street. w? ?? TERMS OF ADVERTISING. 1 square 1 day - $0 50 1 do 2 days - 69 1 do 3 do - 75 1 do I week 1 25 1 do 2 weeks 2 25 1 square 1 month (3 50 1 do 2 months 5 00 1 do 3 do 7 00 1 do 6 do 12 00 1 do 1 year 24 00 Business cards |5 per annum. Longer advertisements at equally favorable rates. JCj"7en lines or less lo make a square.?4^l| TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. The Standard will bo delivered to subscribers in the District at ten cents per week, payable to the carriers; or, when preferable, they can pay at the olfice for a longer period. Subscribers will be fur nished, by mail, ten weeks for one dollar; and in no case will the paper be continued beyond the time paid for. Single copies two cents. PROSPECTUS. THE undersigned, believing that a cheap daily Whig newspaper at the seat of Government would prove a valuable auxiliary to the Whig cause during the approaching Presidential contest, will publish, on the first Monday in November next, a thorough and decidcd Whig paper, entitled, THE WHIG STANDARD, devoted lo the principles and policy of that party, as laid down in the following declarations by Henry Clay : 1. "Af sound National Currency, regulated by the will and authority of the Nation ; 2. " An adequate revenue, with fair protection to American Industry; 3. "Just restraints on the Executive Power, embrac ing further restrictions on the exercise of the V eto; 4. " A faithful administration of the Public Domain, with an equitable distribution of the proceeds of the sales of it among the States; 5. " An honest and economical administration of the General Government, leaving public officers per fect freedom of thought, and of the right of suf frage, but with suitable restraints againstjmproper interference in elections; 6. " An amendment of the Constitution limiting the incumbcnt of the Presidential office to a single term." To this annunciation we believe every true and ardent Whig will favorably respond. The hearts of the Whig army, whose ranks were unbroken, and whose banners floated unstricken during the cam paign of '40, must, everywhere, swell with glorious pride at the memory of the past, and their hopes en couraged by their joyous anticipations of the future. It is true a nightmare of treachery now rest3 upon the energies of the party ; but shall we not arouse to the importance of the political conflict which is about to ensue ? There are at this time five opposi tion papers at the Seat of Government, each, in its way, endeavoring to sap the foundations of the Whig party, and blasting the prosperity of the country by the measures they propose. Shall we not rally against the foes excited by these emissaries, whose corrupt and atrocious motives are manifest by their early wrangling for spoils which they never can win? We know the response of millions of freemen will be "Ay, rally!" Already the "hum of either armv stilly sounds;" already the general furbishing of arms " gives dreadful note of preparation then let ours be a bright and death-dealing sword in the conflict. Let us rally under a leader upon whose standard is inscribed " Liberty, Order, the Constitur tionwhose great political ai)d personal virtues endear him to every generous heart, and whose patriotism has never been excelled?let us rally for IIenuy Clay, the Statesman and Sage, the friend of the workingman, the i.iol of his country, which, for forty years, next to his God, has had his chief care. In addition to the thorough Whig course which this paper will pursue, its readers will be furnished with the earliest local intelligence of the city and District, and the general news of the day. The daily hour ?f publication will be 6 o'clock in the morning; and during the aession of Congress a synopsis of its proceedings will be given up to adjourn ment, by able reporters; enabling us thus to transmit abroad, through its columns, whatever of interest may transpire, at the earliest hour. Thb Whig Standard will be published, daily, at 10 cents per week, payable to the carriers. The paper will be mailed to subscribers out of the District, at $5 per annum, payable invariably in ad vance, or for a shorter period at the above rate As soon as the Presidential campaign shall be fairly opened, a weekly paper, atone dollar for the campaign, ?will be published for country circulation. .P. S. All communications by ipail must be post paid, or they will remain in tut post oflicc. JOHN T. TOWERS. EDWARD WARNER, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW, WASHINGTON, D. C. OFFICE NO. 33, EAST WING CITY HALL. nov 10 CHARLES S. WALLACE, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR, NO. 6, WE3T WING, CITY HALL, nov 6?ly T. S. DONOHO, ATTORNEY AT LAW, OFFICE CITY HALL, EAST IVINO, No. 31 nov 6 JAMES J. D1CKINS, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, practices in the Supreme Court of the United States, the several courts of the District of Columbia, Erosecules claims before Congress, and the several )epartraents of the General Government; and in general does all business requiring an Agent or At torney. Office No. 4, west wing of the City Hall, nov 27-ly ROBERT p. ANDERSON, Bookbinder and Paper Ruler, rorner of Pennsylvania avenue and Hth direct. Binding and Machine Ruling, of any kind or pattern, neatly and promptly executed, and on as ood terms as any other establishment in the Dis. uov 6 TUG undersigned respectfully inform merchants and the citizens of the I >istrict generally, that they have established an office in Washington city for the receiving and forwarding East, West, and South of valuable Packages, Parcels, Samples, Bundles, See.; which they are<^fully prepared to transport by mail speed. As they are the only persons who hav? a contract with the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company for that purpose, they are enabled to receive and forward goods, &c. in advance of any other line. Merchants and others who wish to avail them selves of our line, and who order gttds, &c. from Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, will find it to their advantage to direct in cars of the fol lowing: Per Adams & Co's Express from Boston and New York. Per Shoemaker & Sanford's Express from Phila delphia. Per Rogers & Co's Express from Baltimore. We receive Packages, Parcels, &c., for the East, West, and South at all hours during ths day, and do liver them to the consignee soon as received. We will also receive and forward from Baltimore and Washington goods and articles of every description, by the first regular trains. ROGERS & CO. Office at Brooke's Periodical Depot, adjoining Beers' Temperance Hotel, Penn. av., Washington city. Office adjoining Baltimore and Ohio Railroad De pot, Pratt street, Baltimore. nov 7?1m Fancy note papers, envelopes, &c., &c.?A splendid assortment of note papers, plain, gilt embossed, and lace bordered; do. do. envelopes of numerous sizes and patterns; pearl and ivory carved folders of richest patterns; seals of pearl, ivory, and glass, plain and with mottoes of best im pressions ; ladies' work boxes; fancy sealing wax; motto wafers in boxes; assorted mottoes; card cases of carved ivory and pearl, of the the richest style of Eatterns; cards for baskets; perforated and Bristol oards, and plain and embossed visiting cards; for sale by WM. F. BAYLY, Jigtnlfor Herrick Sf Blunt. nov 6?6m Penn. av. between 11th and 12th ts Ruled cap and letter for $150 per REAM.?For sale, ruled cap atid letter paper at $1 50 per ream; cheap blank and memorandum books; Russia quills; copy books; and cheap school stationery; for sale by WM. F. BAYLY, Jlgent for Herrick Sf Blunt. ? nov 6?Cm Penn. av. between 11th and 12th sts. THE GOVERNMENTAL REGISTER, AND WASHINGTON DIRECTORY, by A. Rkikt zel. This compilation contains every thing of es sential utility that is comprehended in the " Blue Book;" including the names of all housekeepers ic the city of Washington, and an original Official Di rectory, & c. The trade abroad, or others, may be supplied by communicating with the compiler, or Jno. T. Tow ers, publisher, at the office of the Whig Standard, nov 6-tf THE WONDERFUL CURES Per f o r in ed by Dr. S WAYNE'S Compound Syrup of Wild Cherry, in Pulmonary CONSUMP TION, have excited the as tonishment of all who have wit nessed its marvellous effects; there is no account of a mcdicine, from the earliest ages furnishing a parallel; the almost miraculous cures effected by this extraordinary medieine, are un precedented. One among the many certificates may be seen below. Cincinnati, Feb. 15, 1840. Dr. Swatne?Dear Sir: PERMIT me to take the liberty of writing to you at this time to express my approbation, and to recommend to the attention of heads of families and others your invaluable medicine?the Compound Syrup of 1runus Virginiana, or Wild Cherry Bark. In my travels of late, 1 have seen, in a great many instances, the wonderful effects of your medicine in relieving children of very obstinate complaints, such as Coughing, Wheezing, Choking of Nilcgm, Asth matic attacks, &c., &c. I should not have written this letter, however, at present, although I have felt it my duty to add my testimony to it (or some time, had it not been for a late instance where the medi cine above alluded to was instrumental in restoring to perfect health an " only child," whose case was almost hopeless, in a family of my acquaintance. " I thank Heaven," said the doating mother, " my child it saved from the jaws of death!" and I now say and believe that, beyond all doubt. Dr. Swayne's Com pound Syrup of Wild Cherry is the most valuable medicine in this or any other country. 1 am ccrtain I have witnessed more than one hundred cases where it has been attended with complete success, i am using it myself in an obstinate attack of Bronchitis, in which it proved effectual in an exceedingly short time, considcriug the severity of the case. I can re commend it in the fullest confidencc of its superior virtues; I would advise that no family should be without it; it is very pleasant and always beneficial? worth double, and often ten times its price. The public are assured there is no quackery about it. R. JACKSON, D.D. Formerly Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, N.Y. In districts where Calomel and Quinine have been too freely made use of in bilious complaints, &c., Dr. Swayne's Compound Syrup of Wild Cherry, will pre vent their evil effects on the system, and act as a strengthening alterative and improve the Bilious functions. CAU I'lON.?All preparations from this valuable tree, except the original Or. Strirynrs Compound Syrup of Wild Cherry, are Jifclifuma and counterfeit. Prepared only by />??? Stcaync, whose office is now removed to jv: w corner of Eighth and Race slreeU, Philadelphia Sold by Wm. Stabler &. Co., in Alexandria ; G. M. Sothoron, in Georgetown; John Hann, Point of Rocks, Md.; the Rev. Isaac P. Cook, No. 52, Baltimore st., and J. W. & R- W. Davis, Baltimore, Md j E. J. Stansbury, Annapolis, Md.; and by nov 24-6m ? ? FARNHAM, Washington. Family groceries.?s. hotjues has now received his full supply of Fall and Winter Goods, comprising a complete assortment. His stock of fresh teas, sugars, spices, fruits, coffee, but ter, cheese, cranberries, apples, buckwheat, and family flour, mackerel, salmon, amoked and pickled, &c, &c., is worthy of attention, which he respect fully invites. Seventh street, nearly opposite tha Patriotic Bank. dec 9 SPER1VI AND MOULD CANDLES.?The sub scriber has on hand a fine lot of sperm, mould, adamantine, and the patent sperm candle; also, a superior article of lamp oil. dec 9 S. HOLMES, 7th street. A CHOICE LOT OF SWEETMEATS?Peach, pine apple, citron, lime, preserves, raspberry Jelly, and currant jelly," for sale by d*c9 S. HOLMES, 7th street. FRESH LOBSTERS?A small lot prepared for the table, for sale by dec 9 S. HOLMES, 7th street. IGARS, TOBACCO, &c? ~ 60 doz Appleby's fine cut tobacco 40 doz Pomeroy, Holmes, and Kingsland do A great variety of plug do 9,000 doztlavana segars, which will be sold at wholesale or retail, by dec 9 S. HOLMES, 7th street. SOAP.?30 boxes chemical soap 6 baxes fancy, palm, and other kinds Also, the bar 3oap in common use, for sale by _dec9 S. HOLMES, 7th street. "IVrACKEREL.?rNo. 1, 3, and 3, for sale at retail 1TJL or by the barrel, by dec 9 S. HOLMES, 7th street. HONEY! HONEY!!?The subscriber has just re ceived by railroad and steamboat from New York? 15 choice Boxes of Honey.in the oomb JL Barrel Cuba Honey 30 additional Boxes fine Cheese And a good assortment of Door Mats, manufac tured by the Shakers. S. HOLMES, dec 16? 7th street. FRESH RICE, PEARL BARLEY, VERMICEL LA, RICE FLOUR, TAMARINDS, &c?For SBle b7 ? S. HOLMES, dec 16? ^ 7th street. STONE WARE?Bath Brick, Paste and Liquid Blacking. For sale by S. HOLMES, dec 16? 7th street. HOARHOUND CANDY.?The subscriber has recently been appointed agent for the sale of Pease's Hoarhound Candy. He could speak from per sonal knowledge ot its beneficial effects in cases of severe cold, coughs, &c., but, lest be may be deemed an interested witness, he adduces the following, among numerous other testimonies, to the same im port: Hermitage, Jlpnl 17,1843. I have the pleasure to acknowledge your kind fa vor of the 1st ultimo, by the hand of my friend, Mr. J. Armstrong, and with it your most esteemed pre sent, a packagc of your Hoarhound Candv, for which teceive my sincere thanks. I can only add, that may thousands receive from its use as much benefit as I have done, then will its inventor go down to posterity as one of its benefactors. I am gentlemen, very respectfully, Your friend and obd't serv't, ANDREW JACKSON. Messrs. Pease it Sons. Washington, April 6, 1843. The President desires me to return Messrs. Pease & Sons his acknowledgments and very sincere thanks for the box of Candy received at their hands. He has used it with much benefit to himself,as a remedy fur cold and cough. I am, with very much respect JOHN TYLER, jr., Private Secretary. ' Albany, May 18, 1842. Gentlemen : You will pardon me for the delay in replying to your letter of the 14th ultimo, and ack nowledging the rcccint of a box of your Clarified Es sence of Hoarhound Candy. Allow me to thank you for this kind respect, and to express the hope that you will be liberally patron ized in your efforts for the nublic. The article is got up in beautiful style, and is highly commended by those who have had occasion to use it. Your obd't serv't, Messrs. Pease & Sons. WM. C. BOUCK. City Hall, New York, June 27, 1843. Messrs: I have repeatedly ust;d your Candy for coughs and colds, and always found relief, but official duties prevented me from wri,ing to you before. But as I have lately been cuied of the influenza, I cannot withhold from recommending the same to the public. I am yours, truly, ROBT. H. MORRIS. Mftssr*.. Pease & Sons, 45 Division street. Lindenwald, Oct. 14, 1843. Gentlemen: I havo to thank you for the box of your, 1 douht not, justly celebrated Clarified Essense of Hoarhound Candy, and also for the very obliging terms in which you have been pleased to present it I have not, 1 am happy to inform you, as yet had occasion to use it, but will do so when necessary, with a c.entidcnce in its efficacy which is well war ranted by the experience of others. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, M. VAN BUREN. After all, the bent recommendation of it is a per sonal application which he invites those afflicted with coughs and all public speakers to make. He will keep a constant supply at his Family Grocery Store, on 7th street, nearly opposite the Patriotic Bank, dec 9 S. HOLMES. PROUT AND MATHER'S PRINTING INK, book and news, always on hand, and sold at their prices. R. FARNHAM, nov 7 corner 11th st. and Penn. av. CAMPHINE OIL, GLASSES, AND WICKS.? I have this day received a fresh supply of the abovo. dec * Z. D. OILMAN. MISCELLANEOUS. The following beautiful lines from the pen of genius and loveliness are worth; of their glorious theme: From the Louisville Journal. HENRY CLAY. The day was beautiful?-around our bark In sparkling waves the dashing waters stirred, When, on the deck, one form I chanced to mark, That made my quick heart flutter like a bird? I turned away, Yet, something whispered, ere his name I heard? 'Tis Henry Clat ! How like a vision float before me now, While Fancy stamps with seeming truth the whole, That stately form, that pale, expansive brow, Those lips where smiles in bright succession stole, That eye of blue, From whose unshadowed deaths his very soul Seemed shining through! Worshipping genius, I had long desired To meet this modern Cicero; and, wben My glances sought the glimpse my heart required, A more than mortal grandeur awed me then; For, as he trod. Though but a man among his fellow-men, He looked a God. Oh thou, by fears unmoved, by threats unbent Amid the struggling tides that round thee roll? The meekly great?the purely elequent? The bright one speeding onward to the goal? The firm?the true? In whose all-glorious praise I feel my soul Exalted too? Were I some gifted spirit, whose bright lays Glow with high thought and wild poetic fire, Then would I sing for thee a song of praise, Such as thy loftier spirit should inspire; But o'er the strings No poet bends; a light hand sweeps the lyre? A woman sings. Yet I may breathe thy name, and bid thee press On 'mid the adverse waves that round thee beat; Such barriers pave the way to sure scccess, And firmness gathers strength from past defeat; The torrent's force, Though turned aside, still struggles on to meet t Its destined course. Not for the narrow views of party band, Not for their fickle praise, or loud applause. Dost thou stand forth the champion of thy land, The firm defender of her sacred laws, To light the flame Of patriot zeal, to aid thy country's cause, Thine only aim. And soon may our loved land, too long oppressed, In beauty smile beneath thy mild command; Thou 'rt throned already in each patriot-breast, And the high-hearted ones throughout the land Impatient wait To see thee take in thine unerring hand The helm of State. Oh Henri Clay ! the nation's truest friend! The lofty seat, for which thou 'st nobly striven, Shall yet be thine; for, if the angels bend In answer sweet, to soft petitions given, The heart-felt prayer That my full spirit now uplifts to heaven Will place thee there. [From the N. O. Picayune ] PRAIRIE AND MOUNTAIN LIFE. The Lion and the Prince?" Missouri vs. Lou isiana?Col. Crockett?A night on the Platte? Supper and a duel?Hiring out to be shot, $c. The u Lion" of our mess, Leo, the Lion, was a Missouri boy, a high-spirited, generous-hearted fellow. He was one of the best, if not actually the best amateur sportsman among us. Indeed, his only rival was the " Prince," and ihe Prince was a Louisiana boy, so that the contest between them got to be set down in our journals under the technical caption of " Missouri vs. Louisiana." The first bull killed by the Prince was set down " Louisiana Na 1," and the murders of Leo were made out in our chronicle under the caption of " Mo. Lo." The great distinction in disposition between the Prince and the Lion was, that the former carried with him into the wilderness all the gentility and elegance of deportment that had been cultivated in high society at home, while our Missouri boy indulged himself in the whim of being singular in an opposite manner, leaving etiquette along with his kid gloves and high heeled boots at St. Louis, and affecting the rude manner and ease of a regular woodsman. Ear.h liked the other, and the Prince continued though out the trip to be a constant guest at the iness of the Lion. Our Colonel Crockett was a genius of quite another cast again. ?The inevitable feature that made a marked character of him was a mild and winning facelift that never failed him, often sparkling merriest when the gloom of an oppo site mood hung over us, which he would thus pierce and brighten again with cheerfulness Crockett had been the pet of a sumptuous home, and was particularly fond of personal comfort, so that in our rough travel he met of course with perpetual annoyance, all of which he encountered, however, with the same quiet and admirable hu mor. " Whv, for Heaven's sake, shall we have no supper?'' said Crockett, when he camped for the first time on the Platte, after dark, anu in a soak. ing shower. " Supper! there's not a stick of wood within a hundred miles of us," coolly replied the Quaker. The Quaker fancied he was learning more about forests and prairie life, and piercing faster into their mysteries than any other man in the camp. " But the hois de vachecontinued Crockett. " No good when if aint dry," drily replied the Quaker. " And, good }ord! bow ntv?to sleep in this I water?" inquired Colonel Bali*. CjWBMW. ;?? tone of absolute horror. We Were, in fact, standing ankle deep in Ihfrain wa* still beating down on us in torrenu, while our en campment was upon a hpfafr swampy; ^tom bordering the river, where all the spots were alike, and we could find no symptom of a rising inequality to pitch a tent upon. .1 : ' I "We can't sleep to-night,** said the Lion, par parertfhete, whistling the * Qo*ff#l of ftw" i which he always did in & rain storm. " Not sleep r' said Crockett. " No." *? Nor eat f" ? ]&.*? " Why, what lender the son are we to do?" " Under the sun we may get dry," s&id the Lamb, who fancied himself a wit; "but under the present appearance of the heavens 1 should deem it jn every way advisable to?open the keg was opened, and our I night consisted of some cracker eru^^^^^H little whiskey, which we dispdsed of "stsi^^H and in silence," nobody seeming to consider ft I comfortable to sit in two inches depth of cold I rain water. In the mean time, as some six or osren of us stood huddled up and shivering in a tent, a quar Irel arose outside. ?I By 6?d! I'm your man, and 1*11 put k to I you, mountain fashion!" exclaimed a voice that we knew; and we heard the splashing of a man's feet in the water aa he rapidly passed pur tent. " He hat gone for his rifle,'* said Leo, aa he rushed out to prevent, if possible, the serious consequence that threatened to take place. All followed but Crockett; heedless then of the rain, and the next instant we found one of ofer young companions from St. Louis, and the Irish cock ney, Robinson, advancing InriouljftifM each other, with cocked rifles in their hands. Fierce oaths were passing, and in spite of our intetfs* ence, a most awful result seemed inevitable, when Crockett called out from the mouth of the tent, "Hold on, there! I don't tee that l ean make any thing out of this pleasure excursion; if there's any snooting to be done. I should like to hire myself out to be slot for any small remu neration. This produced a hearty roar, and, taking ad vantage of the moment, we succeeded in Seep* ing the adversaries apart until the quarrel was explained, and a peaceable understanding effect ed. The quarrel grew out of some mere trifle, and was quite forgotten the next day. " And this is what yon call a pleasure excor* I/ion is it," said Crockett. " What imaginative minds you must have! How lucJiy it is for I people to have the faulty to fancy that misery is mirth, downright hardship nothing but fun, bitter privation lively amusement, and wild-goose I wanderings pleasure excursion!" ?' Mr. Crockett, you are on first guard, sir,** said a messenger from Col. Sublette, our camp leader. " On guard l-~io-night /" exclaimed poor Crockett, in a tone of desperation and despnw". " On first guard, sir?you and your mess. Wake up the 1 Widow' at one o'dook." The Widow was a wise-headed, old-woman ish young gentleman, who may be introduced hereafter, " Will anybody have the goodness now to lend me a little imagination V said Col. David Crockett. " I should be happy to fancy that walking abuut for three hours in the dark, over a wild prairie, and under a visitation of cats and dogs from the sky, is pleasant and gentlemanly recreation! I have no doubt this isvery fine sport, but, unfortunately, I find the prqudices of education strong upon me, and can't get over the I mental hallucination that it is excessively disa greeable. Iff had any friend to pay for me, I'd shoot myself, really, but L'd rather hire out for | the purpose, and make a little by it! If I can lever get thoroughly forgiven for being a most particular fool on this occasion, snd if the miracle should occur of my ever peeing a white village again, and if I shall then be aeked by some scoundrel of a friend to go on a pieevure excur I tion, if I don't' waste a load* en him, may I be caught on the Platte in a storm again P* .! "t .. : ? ? ?. ? i"'?*,? j? ^i1 1 i.. ? a. "tii Mi'iUlii BBRITISH LUSTRE.?200 lbs BriMh Lustre, for H cleaning Stoves and Grates^ just received el ? OILMAN | dee 6 (late Todd's) Drug Stem. ?HEAST SUBSTITUTE, superior iaetetyi^^^H I to the ordinarr Yeast now in usfty for I Rolls, Buckwheat Cakes, Loaf Bread, ibe., (brf [with directions for use, st GILMAN*S || nov 27 Drug store. | ? Valuable books for. sale.?Th? sub-1 scriber offers for sale the following valuable I books: I ? One set of the Journals of Ooagress fane the I I commencement to the present time I I One sat Ameriean Stale Papers, complete I ? One set Gales fc SmUmi's Debates, from 0Mn? I I mencement m far as priated. ? ? I ? The above books wiH be sold to any person weal- | ins them at very low prices, for cash. | JOHN BLAKU Penn opposite | dec 23?? THHil BOSTON SCHOOL S0NCKBOOK, pub-1 | fished under the sanction of the Beaten Aaadaay I of Music, original end selected, by Lnwel) Mason, I price 31 oents; for sale at the book (tor* of I ? ''I luL *? FAWfHAM, I ? nov#? Coraer of 11 street and Psen. av. I fao-sunile of ?letter frees, Ma C^^ Ter aeni if l ^ * ' R. FARNHAM, ? nov ? corner 11th street end Penn. ev.