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Napoleon's Attempts to Commit Suicide. In Montholon's history of the captivity of Napoleon at St. Helena, it is recorded hat he twice attempted self-destruction ?once early in his career, and again in 1 (in the first occasion his life was saved by Demasis, a former comrade in an artillery regiment. Napoleon was then in Paris, depressed and suffering ill ness. His mother having tied to Corsica, was at Marseilles, without means of sub sistence, and had written to him for aid. Napoleon had noth-ng but an assignatfor an hundred sous. Relating this adventure to Montholon, Napoleon savs: " In a state of dejection i went out. as it urged to suicide by an animal instinct, and walked along the quays, feeling my weakness, but unable to conquer it. In a few more moments I should have thrown myself into the water, when I ran against an individual dressed like a simple me chamc, and who recognized me, threw himself upon my neck, and cried, 4 Is it vou, Napoleon ? What joy to see you again!' It was Demasis, a former com rade of mine in the artillery regiment.? He had emigrated, and returned to France to see his aged mother. lie was about to go, when stopping, lie said, < What is the matter ' \ou do not listen to me. You did not seem glad to see me. What mis fortune threatens ? You look to me like a madman about to kill himself.' This direct appeal awake Napoleon's feelings, and he told him everything. Ms that all, said he, opening his coarse waistcoat, and detaching a bolt, he added, ?here are thirty thousand frances in gold : take them and save your mother.' 'I cannot,' said Napoleon, 'to this day ex plain to myself my motives for so doing, but 1 seized the gold as if bv a convulsive movement, and run like a m'arlman to send it to my mother. It was not until it was out of my hands that I thought of what I had done. I hastened back to the spot w here I had left Demasis, but he was no longer there. For several days I went out in the morning, returned "not until evening, searching eveiy place where I hoped to find him." " '1 he end of this romance is as eccen tric as the beginning. For fifteen years Napoleon saw no more of his creditor. At the end of that time he discovered him, and asked, why he had not applied to the Emperor. The answer was, that he had no necessity for the money, but was afraid of being compelled to have his retirement, where he lived happily prac tising horticulture. " Napoleon now paid his debt, as mav be presumed, magnificently: made him accept, three hundred thousand francs as a reimbursement from the Emperor for the thirty thousand francs lent to the subal tern of artillery ; and besides, made him director-genei-al of the gardens of the crown, with a salary of thirty thousand francs. He also gave a government place to his brother. In April, 1815. when Napoleon was at the head of his army, preparing to at tack the allies, his Marshals demanded an interview with him. They were opposed to his plan of operations, and looked upon an attempt to re-enter Paris as hopeless. I hey proposed that he should abdicate in favor of his son. This was also the advice of the Emperor Alexander. Napoleon did as was propped : but Marmont and his armv had surrendered on that day. Aflcr this, the allies rejected all negotiation. The propositions and offers of Napoleon to his officers and soldiers were unheeded b\ them, and he at length signed an une quivocal abdication for himself and family. This le^ajr,*.the second attempt on his life. He thus narrates it: '* From the time of the retreat from Russia," said he, "I had constantly ear ned round my neck, in a silken Sag, a portion of a poisonous powder which Ivan had prepared to my orders when I was in fear of being carried oft by the Cossacks. My life no longer belonged to my country: the events of the last few days had again rendered me master of it. Why should I endure so much suffering ? and who knows that my death may not place the crown upon the head of my son < Fran -e was saved. I hesitated no longer, but leaping from my bed, mixed the f?oi ?>on in a little water, and drank it with a sort of happiness. But time had taken away its strength: fearful pains drew forth some groans from me: thev were heard and medical assistance arrived. It -was not Heaven's will that I should die so soon. St. Helena was my destiny." The American Union. 1607. Virginia first settled by theFnglish. 1 r> 14. New \ ork first settled by the Dutch 162"?. Massachusetts settled by Puritans. 1623. N. Hampshire settled by Puritans. 1624. N<?w Jersey settled by the Dutch. 1627. DelawaresettledbvSwedesand Fins 163.5. Maryland settled by Irish Catholics. 1625. Connecticut settled by Puritans. 1636. Rhode Island by Roger Williams. 1650. North Carolina by the English. 16>K2. Pennsylvania by William Penn. 1733. < ifcorgia by General Oglethrope. 1791. \ ermont admitted into the Union. 1792 Kentucky admitted into the Union. 1796. Tennessee admitted into the Union. 1802. Ohio admitted into the Uninr>. 1811. Louisiana admitted into the Union. 1816. Indiana admitted into the Union. 1817. Mississippi admitted into the Union. lM*. Illinois admitted into the Union. 1819. Alabama admitt -d into the Union, 1820. Maine admitted into the Union. 1*21. Missouri admitted into the I nion. 1*36. Michigan admitted into the C nion. 1836. Arkansas admitted into the Union. 1?45. Florida admitted into the Union. Ic45. Texas admitted into the Union. 1*46. Iowa admitted into the Union. 1*4*. Wisconsin admitted into the Union. 1*50. California admitted into the Union. Remedy for Dysentery.?The season aaving arrived when bilious and dysen tery diseases prevail, the following recipe from Babcock's Philosophical Recrea tion-. may prove serviceable to die putAic. In aalition to the value of pulverize! eharcoi in bilious disorders, two ounces of it boily} in a pint of fresh milk, ma}* be taken in doses of a wine glass full by adults, every two hours, in the most ob stinate dysentery, until rehef is imparted, which has not failed t0 ^ the effect in almost every instance. It is harmless aad may be tried with safety. Law School of Cumberland TTniveriity, A f L KB AXON, TENNESSEE Faulty, Hon. Abraham carcthers, late one (il tin: circuit Judges of Tennest>e. Hon. NATHAN GREEN, kite one of tlie Judges of th> supreme court of Tennessee. Hon. R ROM FIELD L. RIDLEY, one of the Chan cellors of the State. Judges CARUTHERS and GREEN devote their whole time ? xclusively to the school. Plan o/ Instruction.?1. Daily examinations of each class on the text books. No regular course of lectures, but explanations of the daily lessons in the progress of the examinations. 2. Weekly moot court* of common law and equity in which students commence suits on a statement of tacts givtn by the Professors, and prosecute them through all tin: processes known in actual practice J h-- c;i?es are so tram< d as to require tlieni to ore pap- (j1 "d>, hi.Is, records, and all sorts of documents to l? read as evidence in the trials. Some of tlie cas<* are taken by appeal to a supreme moot court; which is held monthly in the class, and in public at the end ot every session. The students act as clerks, shentls, jurorsj circuit judges, and chancellors, and ui other official capacities connected with their suits. he?non<.?The first session commences the third Monday in September, and ends third Thursday in r i bruary. The second commences the succeedui" Julv"1*1" 1,1 Ft'bruar>'? 311,1 ?-'uds second Thursday in Expenses r*r Session?Tuition fee?.:*), in advance; contingent tee ,j-J; boarding about ?.%. Student* furnish their own book:-, which can be had in the Lenanou bookstores. Four sessions required to complete tlie course, un less the students enter an advanced class. No pre vious study required tor admission. There are tour regular classes. Students may enter at anv time during the collegiate year. There is a moot legislature connected with the school. I In number ot stud"iits the last collegiate vcar was eighty six. .. .. Robert l. t'ARUTHERs, l> .?-.<ni President Board Trustees. !Vcw York Tlarblrrf Iron Work*. Office and Sale* Room, No. 413, Broadway, opposite ' H'tven Rcilroail Dejiot, Manufactory/ corner f I i r /? #*# ., A it ?? /j .. . y I * t L ^ _ J * ? r m * ? - - - ? t/ ivmcT of MUacemteami A.lh street, near tkr Crystal Pal me, Aeiv York. rfMIE original and most extensive Manufacturers i ot M \HRLEIZED cast iron MANTELS PILASTERS,CLOCk I Vl?J kc. Also, all kinds of cast l\t.:?. tor Huildmsr-, such as WINDOW LINTELS sills. door-Ways, balconies, &c". 5 riie above Company, having just completed a new and most extensive Foundry and Manufactory, ben leave to call the attention of Architects, Bui'lder aml tie- public generally to their assortment of Mar bleized Iron Mantels, and other Articles, which thev are now producing on an enlarged scale; tlx beautv and de-igusot which, and their exquisite tinikh, have never been equalled and cannot be excelled. : I he exact imitation - ot the finest varieties of Mar ble. >uch as Egyptian, Sienna, Brocatelle, Verd An ti.p.. , .We, Prince Albert. Jospar, I'vrenese, Light * par. \\ lute Matuury, have elicited the 1111 qtialined coininendation of cwnnoisseurs in Marbles and fully established their popularity with the pub >"ine ol the advantages iii this discovery consist I in its capability of withstanding a high degree of lient. ot resisting oils and acids, which stain and de I t.ice Marble, and their cheapness, (being about one | third the cost,) m comparison with all other kinds of Mantel-; also, of being packed and sent with satetv to nny part of the country. j Th'V Marbling department 1- under the direction of I Mr. L. Siiokmakkr. who first introduced this iuval Uftble discovery to the public, and demonstrated its practical utility and application to metals and other substances. Circulars, with plates, exhibiting the van nes ot pattern, will be furnished when desired. Address orders and communications to CHARLES CROSBY, jy.) coH'" Secretary. CAKFIRLD, RROTHRR a- CO.. ?i'M BALTIMORE STREET. Ot Cll \Rl.KS STREET, BaI.TIMORK Md., \ daily addnrj to their rich and elegant stoek of' ,, i " ? and invite citizens and strangers to ral. a i<J examine their assortment, eonsistinir 121 nart O. English GOLD LEVERS, ot the best makers, with Hunting, Magic, and open cases; fine Swiss Levers and Lepines, and silver watches of everv va riety and style. Itich Diamonds, Pearls, and other Precious Stones set in the most approved styles. Bracelets, Ear-Rings, Pius, Chatlains, gold Fob, vest, and Guard Cliaius, Keys, Pencils, t'tuds, ? . leeve and \est Buttons, with everv variety of Jew I *?) ? I ? - ^lc,';ilv, r *'':i al|d Coffee sets. Pitchers. Goblets Cup*, Waiters, Baskets, Spoons, Pie, Desert, Cake', | auo fee Cream Knives. ' Pine plated Tea and Coffee set-, plated Baskets. Sl:u"1-; ElK-'rgnes, Vegetable Dishes, plated and albatta. Also, albatta Forks and Spoons' togeth. r with a great variety of Fancy Goods, sucli as rteh Vases. Card Baskets, Perfume Bottles, Fans, I ortmoniiaies, Jewelry Cases, Caskets, and Work Ho.v's ANo.ladies'and gentlemen's Writing Desks, and Dressing Cases. <??- Clocks, Bronzes, Parion and Dresdeu Goods, in every variety. All of which can be had on the i most reasonable terms. Jyfl?tf CANFIELD. BROTHER & CO. rr.,nBK,',iN: BE, ' N! BELL^C I ? subscribers maiinfcature and keep constant ., J,.on hand all sizes of Church, Factory, Steam Sehool-housp, and Planta-1 tion BELLS. I hese bells are hung with the patent iron yokes with moveable arms. They can be turn ed around >o that the clapper will strike in a new place, w hich is desirable after a bell has been rung a tew years. Springs are affixed in a new wav to prevent the clapper from resting on tell bell, thereby prolonging the sound. These bells are manufactured iroin the best stock, and are c.ist in iron castings. At tills foundry these were first used, and are found to b'- a great improvement. We give a written war ranty tliat i! church bells break within one year from date ot purchase, with fair usage, wv will recast without charre. T|,o tone of all bells is warranted. Nearly 9.IHXI bells have been cast and sold from tills foundry, which is the best evidence of their sUpcri orujr We have fifteen gold and silver medals, awarded from the various fairs, " lor the be>t bells lor ?oiHirou*!ie?s and purity of tone;" We nay par tn-ular attention to getting up peals or chimes, and can ref.-r to those furnished by us. Our foundry is wtthfh a tew rods of"the Hudson river, Erie canal, and railroads running in every direction. As this is the largest establishment of tlie kind in the United slaves, and has the largest assortment of bells, or der* can be tilled with (treat despatch. We can re fer to b< lis in any of the States. Old bells taken in exchanze for new ones. Levels, compasses, &c. constantly on hand Address A. MENEELY'S SONS, J> West Tray. N. Y. Dygpepsia, it* Cauies, Eflecta, and Remedy. 1 1 ? necessary simply to explain to the uninitiated 1,1 J*1* medical Jurisprudence, that the Oxidation of the Blood, and its distribution Into the organs of ab sorption, circulation, respiraiion, anil secretion, con alilutL t.ie pheiioiiiena ol Life. These organs are im J/n-'l with the most wonderful symp-nlu tic affinities. It any one <U them becomes improperly affected, tlie.y ailbjfcome irritated and intlained, tlie stomach isde niiij^fT, pains ot all kinds come ol;, esp?'cially in the head and limbs, accompanied with a burning heat. lo?s ot' appetite, extreme nervous debility, nausea] morbid anxiety, depression of spirits, disturbed sleep, aihl enure indis|iosition to make the slightest physical exertion, a combination of several or all of these symptoms constitute a disease which affects the whole system, and is called Dyspepsia. Numerous have been the prescriptions of the Facility for this Hydra headed complaint, but with so little success, tiiat it i? a common inquiry?Can Dyspepsia be cured > We ansu er it can ! Oxygenated Bitters is the real Speci , fie. Tins invn!uablc Tome speedily allavs all inflam matory symptoms, ;um!. strengthening the Parities of ) the Stomach, enables it toyerforin its natural func tions tuid Health and Strength are the result. RKLD. \l > I JN &, ('( ), Wholesale Druggists. No. -Jt). ^lcrchants' Row, Boston, General Agents. 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With two'light horses the ' lav its tempered, and at the same rime sk bricks are moulded in five seconds in the verv best manner thus excelling in rapidity of operation anv other ma chine tor that purpose now known. ...'}^e issue of the American (?tent is only delayed inachina can be protected abroad. Mean M. fc ro. are prepared to negotiate for the w- ot any amount of territory, and to give a good title to nif >ain??. ? (post paid.) or at their office, cor C,? ?*eets, near the Post Office Depart jyc a P&P0RTA1IT NEWS! ft) F JILLS on 7th Street, between D and fll E ?r9t* offe? to the public an ex ^ ?fwtuM0i of fine BOOTS and men's. Youpwi of ?very style, for G,ntle. j# 26-1 w an ?^?rvant? wear " ? "* HEALTH FOR THE STATES "! HOLLQtyilV'S PllLti} EXTRAORDINARY CURE OF LOSS OF HEALTH, DISORDERED STOMACH, INDIGESTION AX'D DETERMINATION OF BLOOD TO THR BEAD, j Copy of a Letter from. Mr John Lloyd. ?/ Eric-win. Harlech, Merionetshirr To Professor Holloway, Sir.?I avail myself of the first opportuni ty of informing you, that for a very long pe riod I was afflicted w..v a dangerous ?lddi? noss and frequent.swimmings in the heaid, at tended by loss of appetite, disordered stom ach, and generally impaired health. Every means had failed to give me any permanent relief, and at length it became so alarming that I was really afraid of going about with* out an attendant. In this melancholy condi tion I waited personally upon Mr Ifnghes. Chemist, Hartoeh, for the purpose of consult ing him as to what I. had better do ; he kind ly recommended your Pills; f tried them with out delay, and. after taking them for a short. time I am happy to bear testimony to their wonderful efficacy I am now restored to' perfect health, and enabled to resume my usualduti.es.. You are at liberty to publish this letter In any way you may think proper I am, sir, vour obedient servant, June 6.1852 "(Signed) JM> LLOYD. MIRACULOUS CURE OF DROPS*. Extract of a Letter from Edward Kowlcy, Esq.. o f India Walt. Tobago, dated April $th. 1852 To Professor Holloway. Bear Sir?I deem it a duty I owe to you and the public n( large to inform you of a most miraculous recovery from that dreadful disease. DugrsY, and wnich. under fiod, was affected by your invaluable P!ll?. I was tap fied fiv*times within eight months, and skil ully treated by two med'cal practitioner*, but could not get cured until I had recourse to your remedy, and notwithstanding all I had undergone, this nuraculous medicine cured me in the course of six weeks. (Signed) EDWARD ROWLEY. These reUbrated Pills fire tnonderfttlly ejheo cious in the following complaints. Ague. Inflammation, Asthma. Jaundice. Bilious Complaints. Liver Complaints, Blotches on the Skin, Lumbago. Bowel Complaints. Piles. Colics. Rheumatism. Constipation of the Retention of Urine, Bowols. Scrofula, or King's Consumption, Evil, Debility, Sore Throats. Dropsy. 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OPINIONS or THE MEDICAL FACULTY. Baltimore, March It, lf51. Mrs. B. B. Norri;?Deaf Madam : It Rives me great pleasure iu recommending to public favor your valuable medicine, (Cedar Tar.) a? an excellent pre ventative or curative in the first stages of bronchial affections, i>r disease* of the lungs, and also as a very valuable tonic. Yours, very respcetfullv, T. H. Wbioiit, M. D. ? Baltimore, March'27j 1851. Mr.-. B. B. Norris?Madam : It gives ine pleasure to recommend to the favorable notice of the public your valuable medicine, (Cedar Tar,) ui bronchial affections and diseases of the lungs. Thomas Owinos", M. I). We invite th<- attention of the public to the follow ing certificate from tile Rev. Augustus Webster, D.D., one of the Pastors of St. John's Church, Liberty st., Baltimore Baltimore, October 28,18.M. Mrs. B. B. Norris? Dear Madam: Having used your Cedar Tar with benefit to my throat, I very cheerfully give my testimony to its excellence'. With respect, A. Wkb>tlr. Baltimore, May 27,1851. Mrs. Norris?Dear Madam? Permit me to-say to von, for the beu.ctitof other* ^umlarly alHictwi, that I was taken last November wTTn a severe cough and a general weakness that completely prostrated ine. For sevural months I was solar reduced that I could not attend u> my busuiesf. I became so weak that I was not able to sit up for more than a half hour at a time, when I would be compelled lo lie down to gain Vtrengtli. I tried a dozen different articles, re commended to me us cures, but received no reJiet front ahy of them. My couch and weakness increas ed. and. in tact, I was so far gone That I seriously thought I should die. when I heard of your valuable medicine, the Cedar Tar. I tried it, and I had taken it but a few days before I found great relief. My ap petite became so good that I could eat anything that was placed before ine. I would recommend it to all aftheU'd like myself, as a certain cure, for I con sider myself now perfectly well. Yours respectfully, J. F.Martin. No. 128, Franklin street. For sale by Druggists throughout the City and Dis trict of Columbia. Price St I per bottle, or six bottles for .*5. jy 5-tf Bnltimerr lilaxn Work*. BAKLR &. BROTHER, No. 32 and 34 South Charles street, Baltimore, Md., and 128 Water street, alxive Wall, New York, Manufacturers, Im porters, and Agents- for the sale of Baltimore, French, and New Jersey Window Glass, Druggists' Glass ware, Bottles, Jars, 8tc. Also, dealers in Chemicals, Paints, Oils, Glue, Varnishes, 4tc., as follows: Alum Spanish Brown Alcohol English Veil. Red Epsom Salts Whiting Glauber Salts Chalk Copperas Paris White Bicarb. Soda Red Lead Sal Soda Litherage. Soda Ash Orange Mineral Soda Salaratus Indian Red Saltpetre, erude Vandyke Brown do refined Umber, raw Borax, do do burnt and powd. 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But. while this acknowledgment is due to the discerning and worthy patrons of these noble, it is an coual source of humiliation and sorrow to beholu the apparent apathy and in difference with which they seem to regard the incomparably more valuable creations of poetry. r To see then adorn the walls of the Capitol with the glowing revelations of the pencil, and decorate the public grounds with the costly ,chef d'oeuvres of the chisel, is an omen ot good which will bo hailed and applauded by all la& a cheering pledge of the progress of re finement. But. whilst they lavish their thou sands upon those'iramobile products of canvass and marble and bronze, they offer no reward for the more exnlted. more enduring and re nowned ovations of the pen. No fostering hand from these high places hats ever yet in vited the Promethean fire of poetry to animat the history of our country, which, with all its harmony of form and wonder of proportion, lies asleep around the humble vault of Mount Vernon, ready to spring into life and beauty at the first kindling touch of this genial in spiration. It surely were a work of supererogation to introduce the proofs that crowd the records of the pant bo show how far above all other stands the -divine art" of poesy. What are all the paiutings statues, aud regalia of Versailles, of Fontainbleau and the Tuilleries. compared with the '? Marseilles Ilymn ?" What the kirg'.v panoply of gold and gems heaped up in t'ne Tower of London ; what the collections of the Royal Academy, or even the time hal lowed shrines of Westminster Abbey, when compared with the songs of Burns, and Dib den. und Campbell ? Or what has the world that we would take in exchange for '? Hail Columbia'' and the ?' Star-Spangled Banner?" Well might the British statesman exclaim '?let me but write the ballads of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws." As far as the living, breathing man is above the cold insensate marble that is made lore-, present him; as far as the radiant stan*n$f summer arc above the perishable canvaw-to which the painter has transferred their feeble resemblance, so far is poetry above all other arts that have their mission to console and elevate and inspire the immortal mind of man In view of these facts, and considering the lamentable paucity of patriotic tongs in my distinguished and beloved country, and with the hope of being the humble means of a pro per pablic feeling upon this interesting sub jec*. I have been induced to offer, and do hereby ofiVr. the suin of five hundred dollars a* a prize for the best National Poem. Ode or Epic i Tlir rtiles which will govern the payment of 0>is sum. are as follows 1st. I have selected (without consulting them) the following persons to act as judges or arbiters of the prize thus offered, namely : The President of the I'nited States. Hon. A. O. 1*. Nicholson, of Tennessee. Hon Cha*.'Simmer. of U. S. Senate. Hon. R. M T Hunter. do Hon. Jas. C. Jones. do Hon. J R. Chandler of U. S. II. Reps Hon. Addison White. do do Hon. Tlios. H Bayly. do do Hon. D T Disney. do do Hon J. P Kennedy. Secretary of the Navy I). J. W. C. Evans, of New Jersey. D Thos Saunders. Joseph Gales. Gen. R Armstrong. - ? Dr G.Bailey. [of the Press W. W. Seaton. ] Prof. Henry. <>f the Smithsonian Institution Wm Seldon. late Treasurer of the U S Rev. C M Butler. Episcopal Church Rev. R R. Gurley. Presbyterian Church Rev S. S Roszeli, M. E. Churoh. Rev. Mr. Denelan, Catholic Church. 2d These gentlemen, or any three of them, are hereby authorized to meet at the Smith sonian Institututo. on the second Monday of December ne.xt. at such hour as they may ap point, and there proceed to read and examine the various poems which may have been re ceived. and to determine which of them is most meritorious and deserving of the prize And I hereby bind myself to pay the sum aforementioned forthwith, to whoever they shall present to me as the person who has written, within the time prescribed, the best National Patriotic Poem, and upon the repre sentation that he or she is an American citizen 3d. All communications must be sent to me at Washington (post paid) before the first Monday in December next, with a full and complete conveyance of the. copyright to me and my heirs and assigns forever 4th. I hereby bind and obligate myself to sell the poems thus sent to me as soon as prac ticable. for the highest price, and to give the proceeds to the poor of the city of Wash ington 5th. No poem will be considered a* subject to this prize which shall not have been writ ten subsequent to this date, and received be fore the first Monday in December next R W LATHAM Washington. Ff.b TO. 1853 feb 17? CHARTER OAK LIFE IN8UBANCE COM PANY. HARTFORD. CON NEC TIC ITT Capital - - - 8200,000 Securely inve-ted under the official appro val of the Comptroller of Public Accounts of this State. OJjtce. rrtrt/er of Main and Asylum .street. THIS Company will issue Policies on the Joint Stock principle, and upon the Mu tual plan, thus combining the benefit? of both systems !at the option of the insured; and make contracts upon any and all conditions ap jrtaining to. or connected with life risks of whatever name or nature. Policies will be issued at the lowest rates of premium that can be adopted and afford re quisite security to the insured and perpetuity to the institution On tho surrender of a Life Policy, the hold Br will reccivo its equitable value in cash This Company continues to effect insurance m the lives of persons going to California, at [air rates of premium; and a grant pormits for traveling, sea and foreign residence at jquitable rates. Policies issued for the benefit of a married woman, on the life of her husband, or any ither person, will insure to her separate use. independently of her husband and of the slaims of his creditors. The Company is managed and controlled by a. Board bf Directors, who are personally in terested. as stockholders and policy holders, in its success! Pamphlets, containing rates of premium and information in relation to the plan of op srations. and all papers necessary to effect in surance. may be obtained at the "Office of the Company, or of any one of the Agents OFFICERS and directors ALFRED GILL. President. JOHN L. BUNCE, Vice President. JAMES C WALKLEY, Secretary. DIRECTORS. Alfred Gill Win R. Cone. Jno. L. Bunce Jf. Hollister Ja?. G. Bolles Samuel Colt, Jno A Butler Daniel Philipg Noah \\ heat on C. N. Humphrey BOARn OF FINANCE. George Beach, esq., President Phoenix Bank D F Robinson, esq.. President of Hartford Ban* Hon Isaac Torcisv. late Attorney General of the United States. J. C. Jackson. M. D., Medical Examiner. Archibald Welch. M. D , Consulting Physi cian. I A6?Nr for the DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. Bofttamia C Worcester, DuraPi Building, ot?t whlteharst'i Gallery, Penn. Arenue. Hartford, March 185J. jan 31 PROSPECTUS OF THE "Democratic Monthly Review " The. rights of the ?States, and Hhion ofStates. IT is the intention of the Subscribers to pub lish. on the first day of every month, be ginning with the month of May next, simulta neously in the cities of Washington and No* \ork. h Periodical, to be entitled the ? 1>k woi RATic Monthly Review." Each number will contain at least ninety-six pages. and be printed on fine paper in a very superior style It will also be embellished with a finely-en graved portrait ot a distinguished 1 i\ing man. embracing statesmen, soldiers, artists and authors The political character of this Review will be. as its title indicates. Democratic ; and one of its^ main objects is to elucidate the true principles of the I>emocratie Tarty. It will examine, in a spirit of fairness and candor, all the leading measures of the present ad ministration. and accord to them a cheerf ul support. Should we. however unfortunately differ in opinion on any point with the Presi dent. we snail not hesitate to express our own sentiments, and present the reasons that con strain us to do so?submitting to the Democ racy of the country the decision between us Th is Review will also aim to furnish its readers with a graphic and comprehensive notice of the new works published, which niav seem entitled to it. and also n record of all scientific discoveries and improvements The present condition of the rations of Europe, and the attitude in which some ot them stand towards certain portions of this continent, have invested our foreign relations with the utmost importance Never was thif Oovernmcnt placed in a situation of more critical difficulty than at the present moment. The juost inflexible firmness, f ar-seeing wis dom. and adroit skill will be required to avoid complicating our interest and affairs with those of Europe We confidently trust the administration will be equal to thi? task We shall watch with unsleeping tye the progress of affairs in Mexico and the West Indies Here alone is our vulnerable point Thi? Review will abstain from personality and seek to harmonize and unite the Demo cratic party, both in feeling and principle. It will be the exponent of no -lique. faction, or individual. The editor will -peak for him self. independently and fearlessly, under a thorough sen.-e of the responsibility he as sumes The undersigned have selected an editor after a careful oonsultntion with their Democratic friend?, and have chosen one whose ability and experience fhev believe will secure for him universal confidence and respect From this: article the public can form a correct estimate rvf ?be merit ? f this publica tion Sever** ' f the most distinguished wri ters in th-- country have eng.!god to become regular contributors to our pages. We ask neither confidence nor patronage if they be not deserved Our first number will contair a general out line of the course we intend to pursue in future The editorial department is ti'ider the con trol of Ovin F Johvson*. E?q Terms : Four DoUnrs per annum, payable in advance W'M H. LEWIS A Co.. New YottK, April. 1803. Publishers rr Communication, must le addressed to ?The Democratic Monthly 'ieview. New York." ap IK IICAT'S M ENCHANTS' MAdAZlNE AND COMMERCIAL REVIEW BY FREEMAN Hl'NT. EDITOR A\'I> ritOFltlETOR. AFKVV complete sets of this Magazine may be obtained at the publisher's office. 142 Fulton street. New V*ttk neatly and substan tially bound. fx>r two dollars and a half per volume. Tht- following are a fe w of the com mcndatoj-y letters received by the editor from distinguished statesmen : letter /iutii lion. Henry Clay. Ashland, 2?Mlj July. Ih49 Dear Sir I wish to express to you the grat ification I derixed on receiving the July num ber of the Merchant,- and Commer cial Review. from viewing your portrait in the beginning, and fpttn reading vour address to your friends at the end of it ' When we feel under obligations to those who have contrib uted to our information and amusement, we aie naturally desirous to possess a knowledge of them, of their appearance, of the features of their countenance, and of the character and habits of their mind, which we can nrquire. 1 ou have placed your numerous readers i at least you have mu. if I may not speak for them) under those obligations: "sttid the number of your \ aluablc work now before me. in some degree, satisfies toe desire to which I have al luded. I h?tv become quite familiar w ith the Magazine and Review, and ha\e no hesitatioi in expressing my humble opinion that it is em inenuy entitled to the public regard arid sup port. It collects and arranges, in go'?d order a large amount of valuable statistical an< other information, highly u*eful. not only t> the merchant, but to the statesman, to thecul tivator of the earth, to the manufacturer, t the mariner, in short, to all classes of the bi siness and reading community Entertaining this opinion, I am glad thativ. has been, and hope that it may continue to be. liberally patronized. Offering you cordial as surances of my esteem and regard. I am trulv your friend and obedient servant. Freeman Hunt, esq H. CLAY Extract ot a le tter frvtn Mill art! Fillmore. ' I have read it Merchants" Magazine) with a good deal of attention, and have no liesita tion in saying that I think it one of the ino?t valuable periodicals that was ever published. To the merchant it seems quite indispensable, and to the statesman and man of general in formation almost equally desirable It is a grand repository of useful facts and informa tion. which can be found nowhere so well di gested and so accessible as in these numbers. I only regret that I do not own the work " Letter from the Hun. Thomas 11 Benton. Washington Citv. April 20. 1849 Sir I owe you many thanks for the oppor tunities I have had to read the Merchant's Magazine, and have found it in reality te he a Magazine, and that well replenished, of all the useful mattor which the title would imply and presented with a fullness and clearness which delights while it instructs. It is. in fact, a merchant's magazine in the large ac ception of the term?merchants who go be twecn nations, whose lorge operations bring many departments of knowledge, and a view of the state of the world into daily requisition Rut it is not the greut merchant only, but the one of more modest, but nevertheless.of most useful operations?who will find this magazin to abound with the information, the pursuit of his business and the elevation of the mer cantile character requires Nor is its utility at all confined to merchants, but extends to the legislator and diplomatists, and to all who are charged with managing the affairs of the 1 nation. For myself. I have found it most use- , ful tome in my senatorial labors, and have been in the habit for many years of carefully consulting it. Very respectfully, sir. vour obedient servant. THOS. II BENTON. Freeman IItnt. Esq JORDAN'S Frederick While Ktilplitir Mpring*. THIS long-established watering-place having pas sed into the hands ot the stibsbriber*, they beg to announce to the public that tin y are now prepared for the reception and entertainment of visiters. An extended paneg\nc of the remedial virtues of these waters tliev deem unnecessary, popular opinion, dat ing hack eighty years, bavins apprmed them. These Spring* are beautifully situated in Freder ick county, Ya., fiw mile- from Winchester, and one mile and a half from Stephenson's Depot P. <>.. on the Winchester and Harper's Ferry Railroad, and are therefore of easy access from North and East. Visiters leaving Baltimore, Washington, he., in the morning train arrive in due tune to dine. Facilities for the accommodation of guests arc more ample than ever before, a large new building having been recently erected. For the follow ing "diseases these water* are found t<* be higlilv efficacious: Dyspepsia, liver diseases, eruptive affections. &c.; and as a diuretic and alter ative they are u#s-jrpaf?-ed. R. M fc G. N. JORDAN, jy 8-tlstSep Proprietors. WASH ERG TON CUT DI1ECTOBY. Mayor ? John W Maury. K>~pi?ter?Wm J McCortniek Collector.?Robert .1 P"cbe i*'//rtvyor ??Hrtiry M Pall A*stflwit Surveyor.?-Wbi ^ PcMaine Tax Cirri.?Tho* Hutchinson Book-Keeper.?J amtt> T. Clark Ativrnty?James >1 Carlisle Missruger.?Jacob Kleivrr Commitnontr of First /)r?frtVr ? John F Harkness. Commt*sioNti of Second ? Franc is P Lord Commistirmrr of Third District ?Thcn.j - ?on Van ftiswick Commissioiifi of Fourth District ?HfcrT D Gunnell Co turn i ssio iter* of tht Asylum ?Charles A. Davis. Thoodore heeler. and George H Ful mer Intend) nt of Asylum ?Benjamin E Git tings Physician of A*ytnm.?George M Dove Secretary to the Hoard of CotrmiKftC:e-9 of A sylum.?John 11 Xoj'es Commissioner at thr Hastrrn &rrfiv*i if thf Canal.?Joseph Cni?e ] usprcior uf' A.harro ?lletiry Martin Sealer of W ftgiit* and Mras are* ?V m M McCauly In*/>rctor o f birr Apparatus.?Caleb Buck ingham Inspector o f blour and Salted Provisions Jacob Kleivcr. POLICE VACISTKATEf First District?Samuel Drnry Second District?John D Clark Third Distinct ?-Samuel Grtihb Forrth District. ? ft K Mortal Fifth Dixttin Williabi Thompson Sixth District Jaines Crandell Seventh )~hs'rict ?Craven .Ashford Clncf of Pohcc?Horatio X Steele roLiCE officers. bt'rut District ?S McFh^rK-n and Joserh H. Ililton Second Dt.start ?V\'m ]| parotide ard Wm A. Boss '1 In>d Di*tncs ?J F bollard and E. G Handy Fourth District.?P P Purr. M'm Martin, and John Du\ is Fifth District ?John II Wise. Wtn M Mulloy. and J M Pusher Srj't/i Distort.*?Jm-inh A lah:? sbd Jci.ti Willct. nth District ?Isaac Stoddard and Uriah P Mitchell Cfi rk of the Centre Market ?J Water.' Assistant Clerk of the Centre Market ?H B Robertson. , Clerk of ihe Flutterm Murker ? F I.ittle. Clerk <<fthe II'estein Market ?F P F?.? ton Cltik of the J\ortJiern Mirkl > ft Wil??n Cmamtsswufis of Centre Market.?Win Orme. J*hn H Goddard. and S I' Franklin Co.iiwt *S, oners of the Faster a Market ? Lemoel Harm s and George II Fulmer Commissioners of the Westtrn Marktt ? Rcnedict Ransom. Samuel Duvall. and Ihcs Oxley. L otiunisstvners of the ISorthern Market ? Leonard Storm, Edward F Queen, and Eenj L. Pogan ' Inspectors and Measurers of /.f/twfter.-?W G Deale. Benjamin Lean Win Purnrnchs. J (i. Robitisuti. Jtw? PluVuiali. ahd JoMi \v Fergasob Wood and Ctntf Measurers ?R R Harri son. R Witnsatt. H Ilalliday. John P. Hilton, and W P Ferguson (iAifiFRs Axn inspectors First and Second II ards ?F FtU'.IEC?. Thud and Fourth Wards ? F Hit? mfasvukrs of gfaiv bkak, Ac hrst District.?Jnnie* Gaithrr Srevnd Dtsfrtrt*?V tn ft Ferglisor ContnitsxitMcrs of the West Jinru/1 (irowd V tn ^ ilson. John C HnrkLcps. John Vil son Sertoli of the W est Hnrial (Jroand.?fiuy Graham. ^ (. nmiiii \ \ront rs tif I l,i I'last JJ u ri,// (t to n rn tranciri ^ Xailor ard John I' Ingle Sejton of the East hnrial (Jround ?Th< > J Barrett f-t rEPlSTKNKENT t'F S*FErS bust Ward.?John Lewfj Sn and Ward.?ft L ftowen ? Third Ward ?-? I on) th M ard ?Vni A Robinson b'fth and Sij-fh II ards ?.lames Burge? Sirenth Hard. ? II. C Bowee SCAVESGEKs bust Ward ?Wm Barr First District. Secord l|> '/.?ft AJau: son. Second Distort, S?rCnd War^ -T|'fra< Hoodie bust District. 'Ihud Ward ?Wm Jihn son First District. Fourth Ward ? 8amuel Cur son Second District, bonrth H urn ?J I,.i\4-r dcr bifth Ward.?II Prown Si.rth WnrJ ??Mfii Shc|:berd Seventh Ward ?J H^wn? TRt sTEE* or ri RJ If S( HOOL? First D-strict.?R Farnham. G J Abbott, and J F Ilalliday. Second District.? T Donoboo.Y Harlaueh and P F Paeon Third District?F S Walsh. C P Bus eel. and G R Puff bonrth District.?W R Pandoh-b.S ftv | ington. and ft M ftear&on. Secrrtary of the board of Trustee* ?C \ Davis. Treasurer of the board of Tmtteen ?V , Warbaugh BOAHn OJ- RF.At.Tn. First Ward?Dr R J ihnson and Charle? Calvert F'cond Ward -Dr T Miller and John II Reilv. Thud Ward?Dr James C Hall atdWm r tounp; Fourth Ward Dr Anthonv Ilolmead and C Grammer Fifth Ward ? Dr S C Busev and John P loung Sixth Ward Dr 6 A II MeKim and J t. Iiate? J E M?*? * do*?etaryto Hoard o f Health?V F Pan .. ASSESSORS First Ward.?T. F Harkness Second Wirrrf _G II P|?rt lhtrd Ward ?V Harhaueh bonrth Wurd ?v Lewis bifth Ward ?J Hepburn Sixth Ward -D E Kealev Seventh Ward?V' Hepburn. w 4 _r I 0. of Rech&bltet. Mount \ ernon Tent. Thursday, Rechabite Hall, corner D and 7th streets * fIhrW"hin/ton Monday. Rechabite Hall Yard Tuefrdfiy- ?dd Fellows" Hall. Na^ Arlington. Friday. Rechabite Hall Heber. pursday. Society Hall. Georgetown I--aple. Jr . Masonic Hall. Xavy Tard PAPER WAREHOUSE OVER STR ?t "Udescnptioi.v \?. ]4 JI AV *?* bK M FKh7. corner of German "flVr. in lots To Mllf ? larirc ;m<1 ?1c>rraW.> flock of P *|>FR ri r?(.u POWIIKKS, III\HKKS' LeJtViEIL liianiifni tiircrs prices *r ? at n-uik'v'T' YIn',,ie','"lorc?l, Envelop, TWue Plat. T""'k' Bom|",? "-I Rlfachini Powders. Alum ("arris f*rA cu ff^np^FRV7'ne INK RU^" Pi'ns' t.c'T PFR ?f anv ^ Dwdf to '"*rr atshon no jy ~?tr