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== ' vol. i. " ? daily. no. u. city 0f washixgtqn, thurspaY morxistt, 0ct0ber 6,1853. ? WASHINGTON SENTINEL 13 PUBLISHED DAILY BY BEVERLEY TUCKER, Ward's Budding, near the Capitol, city OF washington. TERMS. Daily, per annum, in advance Tri-Weekly Weekly To Clubs or Individuals, subscribing for five or more copies? Tri-Weekly, per annum, in advance $3 00 Weekly " " 1 50 Postmasters are requested to act as agents. PROSPECTUS OF THE "WASHINGTON SENTINEL." I PROPOSE to publish in the city of Washing ton, in September, a political newspaper, un der the name of the WASHINGTON SENTI NEL. In doing so, it is proper 1 should make known the principle?, it will maintain, and the policy it will advocate* It will support cordially and earnestly the prin ciples of the Democratic party of the United States. It does not propose to be the organ of any Depart ment of the Government, except in so far as an in dependent maintenance of the doctrines of that party may represent its opinions and express its views. It will uot be ambitious to commend itself to the people by a blind (lattery of their rulers. It will seek public support by the bold avowal of the sentiments which are common to the genuine Democracy of the Union, and by the condemna tion of all such as may conflict with them, from whatever quarter they may come. It will seek to be (and it will endeavor to deserv# the title) the organ of the Democratic party of the United States. The Sentinel will maintain, as a fundamental truth of that greut party, that the Slates formed the Union between them by the ratification of the Con stitution as a compact; by which, also, they created the federal Government, and delegated to it, as their common agent, the powers expressly specified in it, with an explicit reservation of ail others to the States, or to their separate govern ments. The exercise of any powers beyond these thus delegated, is, therefore, an usurpation of the reserved authority of the States by the agent ot their own creation. The Sentinel will uphold and defend the Union upon the basis of the rights of the States?under the Constitution?and thus by sedulously guarding the latter, it will the more effectually strengthen and perpetuate the former. With regard to the exercise of the powers of the Federal Government, the Sentinel will take as the principles of its action, that Congress shall ex ercise no power which has not been delegated by the Constitution, according to a strict and fair in terpretation of its language and spirit; and that it shall not seek to attuin indirectly an object through the exercise of constitutional power, for the direct attainment of which it has no delegation of power. In other words, all powers exercised must be clearly granted, and all granted powers must be used for no purpose, except such as is clearly in tended by the Constitution. In respect to the internal administration of the Government, the Sentinel will sustain the settled policy of the Democratic party. It will labor to inculcate this cardinul doctrine of Democratic in ternal policy:?that this Government will best promote the freedom and prosperity of the people of the Stutes, by being less nmbitious to exercise power, and more anxious to preserve liberty; and by leaving to the individual States the manage meat of all their domestic concerns?while it con tents itself with guarding the confederacy from external violence, and directing the foreign policy of the country to the promotion of the common interests, and defence of the common rights, and honor of the Stutes composing it. The Sentinel will advocate such a progressive foreign policy as will suit itself to the exigencies, and correspond with the expanding interests of the country. That policy should be energetic and de cided^ but should temper firmness with liberality, and make its highest ends consist with the strictest principles of justice. The real interests of the country, upou each occasion demanding attention, will be its guide in the course the Sentinel will pursue. The national policy of the world in this age is essentially aggressive. In the growing sense ot weakness of some of the nations of the Old World, and the nmbitious restlessness of others, a com mon motive to colonial extension has developed itself. Our settled determination to repel interference from abroad with our domestic concerns, will prompt us to avoid it in the affairs of other coun tries, unless by their foreign or colonial policy our peace should be threatened, our security endan gered, or our interests invaded. For when the selfish interests of other nations prompt a foreign or colonial policy which infrihges upon our rights, and places in the pathway of our commerce a dangerous and unfriendly rival, such a policy must be resisted by remonstrance, and, if need be, by . war. Onr foreign policy should, indeed, be defensive; but to l>e properly defensive, it must sometimes be apparently aggressive. Our administration should be vigilant, watchful, and energetic. The world is full of important movements, commercial and political, deeply concerning American trade und American power. It is time we had an American foreign |>olicy. We must have it? We cannot avoid it if we would. We have larger interests, and ? greater stake in the world and its destiny, than every other people. We occupy the best portion of a continent, with no neighbors but n colony, and a worn-out, anarchical despotism. We are the only people whose own land, without colonial de pendencies, is washed by the two great oceans ot the world. Our agricultural productions are more varied and more essential to civilized life, and to human progress?our mineral and manufacturing resources more vast?our facilities and capacity for internal and foreign commerce more extended than those of any other people living under one government. A continent, to a great extent, un explored and exhaustless in its yet hidden wenlth, is at our feet. European trade seeks the great East through avennes which are at our doors, or must be made through our own limits. Europe, Asia, Africa, and the isles of the sen. lying all around lis, look to us as the rising power, through the ngencv of whose example, and ever widening and extending, though peaceful influences, the bless ings of liberty, civilization, and religion, are des tined to triumph over the barbarism and supersti tion of the millions of the world. And shall such a people refuse to lay hold upon their destiny, and act upon the high mission to which it is called? A mission so full of hope, though so laden with responsibility, which, if properly directed, must make our confederacy the harbinger of peace to the world, as well as the peaceful arbiter of its destiny. The Sentinel will, therefore, advocate n bold and earnest foreign policy, such as the condition ot the country demands; but it will advocate it under the flag of the country?nowhere else. Its foreign policy must be consistent with the spotless honor and unimpeachable good faith of the country. To be respectable at home and abroad, and to be great in the eyes of the world, it must ask for nothing but what is right, and submit to nothing that is wrong. It must be liberal and magnanimous to the risrhts of others, anil firm and immoveable in insisting on its own. It must, in fin be true to its own interests, rights, and honor--it cannot then be false to those of other nations. Such, then, is the chart l>y which we shall be guided. Independent and free, we shall endeavor to be honest and truthful. The true friends oi democratic, principles we shall cordially support and defend. Its enemies in the field or in ambush we shall oppose, and on all proper occasions de nounce. To our future brethren of the press we extend the hand of friendly greeting. The Sentinel is the rival of no press of its own party?the personal enemy of none of the other. The i^esent Democratic Administration has our best wishes for its success in the establishment ot the great principles upon which it came into power; and in its honest labors to attain such an end it will find the Sentinel its friend anil coadjutor. Terms: Forthe Daily paper, 310 a year, in ad vance. For the Tri-weekly, $.r> a your to single subscribers, and to clubs or persons subscribing for 5 or more copies, at the rate of a year. For the Weekly, $2 n year to single subscribers, and to clubs or persons subscribing for five or more copies, at the rate of$l 50 a year; in all cases payment to be made in advance. All communications should be post paid, and ad dressed to Beverly Tucker. Editors throughout the country are request ed to copy the aliovc Prospectus, and send us .t eopv of their paper, who shall receive in return a eopy of ours. BEVERLEY TUCKER. Washington, Sept. 21, 1853. , CHESAPEAKE and Ohio Canal Stock wanted by PETER A. KELLER, Sep 21 Opposite the Treasury. $10 00 . 5 00 2 00 Jlpnties aitfc fato Offices. OFFICERS AND SOLDIERS OF THE Mexican war, or others having claims against government.?Claims for bounty land and invalid pensions, in behalf of officers and Soldiers in the Mexican, Florida, or Revolutiona ry war, or of 1812, extra-pay, moneys paid for rais ing and subsisting troop.--; also, claims under the new pension law, in behalf of widows and or phans of officers and soldiers, prosecuted by F. E. HASSLER, Sep 28?3tlaw Washington. A GENCY FOR CLAIMS.?The subscrl /\ ber lately, and for a number of years past, a Clerk in the Pension Office, offers his services to the public as Attorney and Agent for prosecuting claims belore Congress and the several Depart ments. Having access to the largest collection ot evidence of Revolutionary service, particularly ot officers of the Staff Department, to be found in the hands of any private individual, he feels confident it will enable him to render satisfactory and valu able service to those who may employ him to es tablish claims which have long remained suspend ed for want of proof and proper attention. Those engaging his services will be constantly kept advised of the progress of their claims. All communications to be post paid. He is permitted to refer to? Col. J. J. Abert, Chief of Corps of Top. Engineers. John Wilson, esq., Com. of the Gen. Land Office. J. L. Edwards, esq.. Incite Com. of Pensions. J. G. Berret, esq., Postmaster, Washington, D. C. Maj. J. H. Eaton, Late Secretary of War. Beverley Tucker, Washington. ORRIS S. PAINE. Sep 21?3t ? . rpo THE HEIRS OF OFFICERS AND I Soldiers of the Revolutionary and other Wars.?The undersigned having established a per manent General Agency at the seal of Govern ment, for the prosecution of claims against the United States, continues to give his usual prompt attention to all business entrusted to his care. The success he lias achieved in bringing about a speedy settlement of old claims placed in his hands, justifies him in believing that he will be equally fortunate in behalf of his clients for the future." Suspended Pension and Bounty Land cases meet with special attention, and in no case will a fee be charged, unless the claim be allowed and paid by the Government. There are many representatives of deceased Naval Officers who have claims that can be estab lished by applying to the subscriber. ROBERT H. GALLAGHER. Formerly of Virginia. References, (if necessary.) Chubb Brothers, Bankers, Washington, D. C.; John S. Gallagher. Esq., late Third Auditor of the U. S. Treasury; Hon. Jackson Morton, United States Senate; Drexell 3c Co., Bankers, Philadel phia; M. Jndson, Esq., Banker, New Orleans; Wright & Williams, Bankers. Erie, Pennyslvania; Maury & Morton, Bankers, Richmond, Va.; Bur eoyne & Plume, Bankers, New York; Ellis & Mor ton, Bankers. Cincinnati, Ohio; and Johnson, Bro ther & Co., Bankers, Baltimore, Md. N. B.?I have facilities for establishing service in Wayne's War, by which all entitled to Bounty Land, or Pension can secure the same. The dif ficulty heretofore in establishing the service re ferred to has grown out of the fact that the Depart ment itself has no rolls of Wayne's War. R. H. G. Sep 21?3t Washington. T AW NOTICE.?SIDNEY S. BAXTER, I j late attorney general of Virginia, has re moved to Washington to practice law. He will practice in the Supreme Court of the United States, the courts of the District of Colum bia, and attend to any professional business con fided to him. Office in Morrison's new building on 4$ street, east of Pennsylvania avenue. i REFERENCES. Hon. J. J. Allen, Hon. Win. Daniel, Hon. Richard Moncure, Hon. G. B. Samuels, Hon. G. H. Lee, of the Court of Appeals ot Virginia. To the Judges of the Circuit Courts of Virginia. To the senators and members of Congress from Virginia. Sep 21?lyeod. (m) A GENCY AT WASHINGTO N?To i J\. Claimants.?FRANCIS A. D1CKINS con tinues to undertake the agency of claims before Congress and other branches of the government, j including commissioners under treaties, and the : various public offices. He will attend to pre j emption and other land claims, the procuring ot j patents for the public lands, and procuring scrip for Virginia bounty land wurrants, and the confir mation by Congress of grants and claims to lands, claims for property lost in or taken for the service of the United States; property destroyed by the Indians, or while in the possession of the United States; invalid, revolutionary, navy, widows', and half-pay pensions; claims for revolutionary ser vices, whether for commutation, half-pay, or bounty lands; also, claims for extra and back pay, ice., of soldiers, sailors and marines; as well those against the State of Virginia, as the United States; all claims, growing out of contracts with the gov ernment, for damages sustained in consequence ot the aciton or conduct of the government; and, in deed, any business before Congressorthe public of ifices which may require the aid of an agent or attor ney. His charges will be moderate, and depend ing upon the amount of the claim and the extent of the service. Mr. F. A. Dickins is known to most of those who have been in Congress within the last few years, or who have occupied any public attention at Washington. His office is on Fifteenth street, opposite to the Treasury Department, and next door to the Bank of the Metropolis. All letters must be postpaid. Sep 28?lyd (m) ENERAL AGENCY, Washington City, D. C.?The subscriber offers his services to the public in the prosecution ofclaims before Con gress or any of the Departments of the Govern ment. Some years' experience as disbursing Agent at the Indian Department, with a general knowl edge of the mode of transacting business in the offices of the Government, enables him to promise satisfaction to all who mny intrust business of this character to his care. He will also give special attention to the collection of claims against parties residing in the District oj Columbia or vicinity ; to negotiating loans, as well os the pu rchase or sale of Stocks, Real Estate, Land Warrants. !fc., (fc., or furnish information to cor respondents residing at a distance, in regard to any business which may interest them at the seat of Government. Office over the Banking-House of Seldkn, Withkks Co., to whom he refers. JAMES J. MILLER. N. B. References of the most satisfactory cha racter will be given to correspondents in whatever State they may reside. Sep. *J4?lm Attorney for the prosecution of Claims, at Washington City.?The under signed having been engaged successfully in the prosecution of Claims before the Departments and before Congress, for several years, will attend promptly to all claims entrusted to his carq, and especially Revolutionary Pensions, Bounty Land, Extra-pay, and pensions for services in the war of 1812, and the Mexican war, as well as all the In dian wars. Office on D street, one door east of 10th street. H. C. SPALDING, Sep 21?It Attorney. T AW AND CI.AIM AGENCY OFFICE, Xj at Washington City.?Charles K. Sherman, Attorney at Law, respectfully tenders his profes sional services to the public. He will gu'e prompt and careful attention to any legal business confided to his care in any of the Courts of this District. He will give the name attention to the prosecution of claims against the Government, before any of the Departments or Congress. In cases of mag nitude or difficulty he will be assisted by hts father, Charles E. Sherman, Esq., efthiacity. Office on Louisiana avenue. Sep 21?It irrational. Columbian College, \V asliingloii, 1_>. C. The collegiate year of this institution will here after consist of one continuous session, begin ning on the last Wednesday in September, and closing on the last Wednesday in June, on which day the annual commencement for conferring de grees will be held. The ensuing session will open on the 28th ot the present month. The charges are: For tuition per session of nine months, $40 00 Use of room, furniture, library, and at tendance 30 00 Board, (per week) 2 25 To those who do not t^oard in college the charge for tuition is the same, and for the use of room, furniture, library, See., $25 per session. There is an admission fee of $10, and a small charge each session for contingencies. Fuel and lights are fur nished at cost, aud washing at 37} cents per dozen. The necessary college expenses of a boarding stu dent will not exceed $180 or $190 per annum. All the bills are payable one half at the beginning, and the balance at the middle of the session. With a view of giving to the different depart ments of instruction a wider extension, and at the same time oi? meeting a public want by rendering the advantage of the college available to a larger nuiriber and a more varied class of students, some important changes have been made iiTthe order and arrangement of the students. A new course has been adopted, styled the Scientific Course, and the degree of Batchelor of Philosophy (B. P.) at tached to it It will occupy about three years, and will embrace all the studies of the regular course for the degree of Bachelor of Arts, with the ex ception of the ancient languages. This course will be specially adapted to those who wish to ob tain what is called a practical education, as the mathematical and scientific studies will have greater prominence than usual, particularly in their application to the arts and business of life. Those who may wish to become practical surveyors, en gineers, or agriculturists, will be enabled, with the advice of the faculty, to select their studies with special reference to those objects, and will receive the aid of lectures and illustrations. The doors ot the College will also be opened to those who may wish, under its general regulations, to pursue any branch of study for any length oJ'tiuie. They may, under the direction of the faculty, select such sub jects as are suited to their views and objects in life, and, on examination, may receive a regular certificate of their standing and proficiency in the same. The number of officers and instructors has lately been increased, and others will be added as the wants of the several departments may require. Measures are in progress for tilling immediately the chair of chemistry, geology, mineralogy, and botany in a manner that will add greatly to the in terest and profit of those studies. The preparatory department has been placed under careful and efficient management, in a build ing which has been handsomely fitted up for its reception. It has an able and experienced teacher, and is under the general supervision of the faculty. It will thus afford the best advantages for laying the foundation of a thorough classical and mathe matical education. Boarding pupils will be received under the im mediate care aud direction of the principal, and at about the same expense as regular college stu dents. The buildings have recently undergone thorough repairs, and the grounds are being laid out and im proved in a manner that will add much to the con venience and attractiveness of its already beauti ful situation. It is believed the College never presented so strong inducements as it now does to young men who desire to obtain a thorough and liberal educa tion. J. S. BACON, Sep 21. President. NIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA.?The next session of this institution will open the 1st ot October, and close the 29th of June following. The university embraces the following schools, viz: 1, ancient languages; 2, modern languages; 3, mathematics; 4, natural philosophy, mineralogy, and geology; 5, chemistry; 6, medicine; 7, com parative anatomy, physiology, and surgery; 8, mo ral philosophy, rhetoric, and belles lettres, and po litical economy; 9, law. Also a lectureship ot special anatomy and materia medica, and a de monstratorship of anatomy. The schools of an cient languages, modern languages, and mathe matics, have each an assistant instructor; and in the school of law there is an adjunct professor. The expenses, (not including clothing, books, or pocket-money,) arc as follows: Tuition fee, Say three schools, at ?25 each.$75 00 Boarding, including diet, room-furniture, and attendance of servant, payable in three instalments in advance 120 00 Room rent, two occupying a room, $8 each 8 00 (Rents without the precints, something more.) Matriculation fee, $15; contingent depo sit, S10 25 00 Washing, say $10; fuel and light, say $20 30 00 $258 00 Students of medicine are charged with four tickets, at $25 each, and a dissecting fee of $5. The fee in the immediate class of law is $60 ; in senior class. $75. GESSNER HARRISON, Sep 21?tf Chairman of the Faculty. Medical department of hamp den Sydney College, Richmond, Va.?The sixteenth annunl course of lectures will com mence on Monday, the 10th day of October, 1853, and continue until the 1st of the ensuing March. The commencement for conferring degrees will be held about the middle of March. R. L. Bohannan, M. D., Prof, of Obstetrics and Diseases of Women and Children. L. W. Chamberlayne, M. D-, Prof, of Materia Medica and Therapeutics. Martin P. Scott, M. D., Lecturer on Chemistry and Pharmacy. Chas. Bell Gibson, M. D., Prof, of Surgery and Surgical Anatomy. Carter P. Johnson, M. D., Prof, of Anatomy and David H. Tucker, M. D., Prof, of Theory and Practice of Medicine. Arthur E. Petioolas, M. D., Demonstrator ot. Anatomy. The study of practical anatomy may be prose cuted with the most ample facilities, and at very trifling expense. Clinical lectures are regularly given at the col lege infirmcry and Richmond almshouse. The in firmary, under the same roof with the college, and subject to the entire control of the faculty, is at all times well filled with medical and surgical cases, and furnishes peculiar facilities for clinical in struction. Many surgical operations are perform ed in presence of the class; and the students, be ing freely admitted to the wards, enjoy, under the guidance of the professors, unusual opportu nities for becoming familiar with the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. Expenses.?Matriculation fee, $5. Professor*' fees, $100. Demonstrator's fee, $10. Graduation fee, $25. figf The price of board, including fuel, lights, and servants' attendance, is usually $3 or $'11 per week. DAVID II. TUCKER, M. D., Sep 29?tf Dean of the Faculty. oT)RRN LANGUAGES.-1). E. Groux. a native of France, teacher of Modern Lan fuagrs, especially French. Spahish, and German, 'ruuslations made with correctness and punctu ality. Professor of Numesmatics, for the classifi cation and explanation of medals and coins. Pennsylvania avenue, south side, between 6th and 7th streets, opposite Brown's Hotel. Furnished Rooms to rent at that place. Sep 21?dtf BROWN'S MARBLE HOTEL, pennsylvania AVENUE, WASHINGTON CITY. T. P. Brow*. M. Brown. Sep 21?dtf T7UNE PARLOR GRATES, ju?t received ? diract from the Nrw Yotk manufacturers, for sal by W H. I!ARROVER, Sap 21??o3w (m) #p tba Patriotic Bank (gflbmuntnt gbijcrtisftnent. I'WOPOSALS H)H INDIAN GOODS. Dzpaktmxst or Tin Iniduo*, Orrin In dun A rrAiu, Sept. 13, 1853. SEALED PROPOSALS, endorsed "Proposals for Indian Goods," will lie received at the olrice of the Commissioner of Indian A Hairs at Washington city, until teu o'clock on Tuesday, the 11th day of October next, for furnishing the following Indian goods, viz: Class No. 1. JilaidtU and Dry GoodU. 2,300 pairs 3-point white Mackinac blanket*, to measure 110 by 72, ami weiirh 8 pounds 2,060 pair* 2^-point white Mackinac blankets, to measure 54 by lit), ami weigh 0 pounds 760 pairs 2-poiut white Mackinac blankets, to measure 42 by 64, aud weigh pounds 060 pairs 1 J.a point white Mackinac blankets, to mea sure 36 by 60, and weigh 4'^ pounds 660 pairs 1-poiut white Mackinac blanket*, to measure 32 by 46, aud weigh HW pounds 300 paint 3-poiut scarlet Mackinac blankets, to measure 60 by 72. and weigh b pounds 300 pair* 2%-|>oiut war let Mackinac blankets, to mea sure by 64, aud weigh 0 pounds 06 pairs 3'/$-point green Mackinac blankets, to mea sure oC by 84, and weigh 10 pounds 160 pairs 3-poiul green Mackinac biauknta, to measure 00 by 72, aud weigh S pound* [120 pairs 2%-point green Mackinac blankets, to mea sure"M by 4M, and wrtyh * pounds 00 pairs 3^4-point Oentinella blue blankets, to measure 66 by 84. and weigh 10 pounds 876 pairs 3-point Ueutinellu blue blankets, to measure 00 by 72, and weigh 8 pounds 300 pairs 2%-point Ueutinella blue blankets, to measure 54 by 60, and weigh 0 pounds 1,810 yards fancy list blue cloth 95 do do green do 4,000 do gray list blue do 3,275 do saved list do do 2,500 do do scarlet cloth 140 do do green do 300 pounds worsted yarn, 3 fold 200 dozen cotton Hag handkerchiefs 05 do do Madraa h: udkerclilafs 50 do black rilk handkerchiefs 80 do 8-4 cotton bliawls 30 do 0-4 do do 00 do 4-4 do do 10 8-4 woollen shawls 360 pouuds linen thread 10 do suwiugsilk 100 pieces ribands, assorted 45 gross worsted gartering 20 pieces silk handkerchief^ 48,000 ynrds calico 10,000 do Meriniac calico 2,300 do blue drilling 3,tWO yards Georgia stripe* 2,500 do blue dennius 1,000 do cottonade 3,350 do l>ed ticking 800 do Kentucky jeans 1,500 do satinets 7,300 do plaid linsey 3,100 do domestic shirting, bleached 17,600 do do do unbleached 7,000 do do sheeting, do 5,000 do check, stripes, and plaids 85 dozen woollen socks 550 yards flannels, assorted ? 800 ttanuel shirts 1,000 calico do 550 pounds cotton thread 200 doxeu spool cotton 350 pounds cotton matra 100 blue cloth coats 100 do pantaloons 35 pounds Vermillion Class No. 2. Hardware ami Agricultural lmpUnuAlt. 2,100 pound* brass kettles 65 dozen butchers' knivos 10,600 gun flints 35 grons squaw awls 8,600 iish-hooks 0 dozen bush scythe* 8 do grass do 4 do grain do 9 do adzes 15 do grubbing hoe* 5 do wood rasps 100 do fish-lines 18,000 needles 126 dozen combs, assorted 23 do scissors, do 7 gross gun worms 1,200 tin kettles 78 nests japanned kettles, 8 in * neat 96 drawing-Unives, 10 and 12 inches in length 200 augers, iu equal proportions of V/j, 1,5^, and ineh 95 pairs hames 195 do trace chains 675 weeding hoes 155 hand-saws 22 cross-cut saws, 7 feet in length 25 do do 0 do do 260 hand-saw files 100 cross-cut saw files 220 log-chains, assorted, 0 to 12 feat 650 quarters socket chisels, }?, 1, and C-lneh 40 planes, fore and jack 75 mule collars 1,550 pounds brown gilling twin*, No. 30 20 dozen two-quart tin pans 20 do four-quart do 16 do six-quart do 10 do tan-quart do 150 hand corn mills, four sizes, In equal proportion* 20 dozen scalping-knives. Class No. 3. Axes. 96 dozen axes, to weigh from 4j-? to 5^ pound* 12 do half axes, to weigh pound* 12 do hatchets, to weigh Impounds 70 broad axes. Class No. 4. Forth irait Omit. 750 northwest guns, two-thirds of which must mea* sure36 inches in length of barrel, and one-third 42 inches in length of parrel, to include covers and packing-cases. To be delivered in Boston, New York, or Philadelphia, as may be required. Samples of the above articles may bo seen at the office of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. The department reserve* the right to increase or dimin ish the quantity of the articles named, or to substitute others in lieu thereof; and also to require, at similar prices, such other goods as may be needed in fulfillment of treaty stipulations, or for other purposes, in the administration ot the affairs of the department at any time during the next year; aud to award the contract to the party whose bid shall be deemed most advantageous to the Indians and the government. Uoods of American manufacture, all other things being equal, will be preferred; but as the sample* of blankets and cloths are of foreign manufacture, it will be necessary, when a domestic article of the kind is offered, that a sample of it accompany the bid. The party proposing to furnish the articles in any one or more of the foregoing classes, will make sn invoice of all the items therein, and affix the prices in dollars and cents at which he or they will furnish them, deliverable In Bos ton, New York, or Philadelphia, on or before the first Jay of April next, assuming as n basis of calculation the quan tity of each article as therein specified, extending the cost, and showing the aggregate amount of the whole. The goods will be inspected at the place of delivery !.y an agent of the department, who will be appointed for "the purpose; and it will be required that the articles delivered under the contracts shall conform strictly with the sample* exhibited; and all contract* will contain a clause authoriz ing the United States to purchase of others, and charge any Increase of price paid therefor to the party failing to fur nish such as are required by the terms of his contract, within five days after notice of rejection shall be given him by said agent. Honda will be required in the amount of the bids for the faithful performance of the contract*, with two or more suretios, whose sufficiency must be certified by a United 8tates judge or dUtrict attorney. P*yment will be made after the delivery of the goods as aforesaid, to an agent oi tho department, U|>oii a duplicate Invoice certified by him. The bids will be submitted with the following heading, an I none will be considered that are not made in the foru. and term* here prescribed: "I (or we) piopoxe to furnish for the service of the In dian Department, the following goods at the prices affixed to them, respectively, \ :/.: (.lere insert the list of goods.) deliverable in the city'of Boston, New York, or Philadel phia. as may be required, on or before the first day of April next, together with all such other goods, at similar prices, as may be required for the Indian Department at any time during the year 1864; ami if this proposal be ac cepted, I (or wfl will, within ten days thereafter, execute a contract accordingly, and give satisfactory security to the department for the faithful execution of the same. " In case of failure to enter into such COO tract aud give such security, I (or we) will pay to the United States what ever excess of amount the Indian Department may be obliged to pay for the articles herein specified, and such others as It may require during the year 1854, over and above what the same would have cost according to the terms of this bid." larth and every bid must also be accompanied by a guar antee, in the following form, to be signed by one or more responsible persons, whose sufficiency must he ccrtifiari by some one who is known to the department, either person ally or by hi- official position: "I (or we) herehy guaranty that the above bidder (or bidders) will comply with the terms of the advertisement for ' Proposals for Indian Goods.' dsted September 13, 1863, if tlie contract should be awarded to him. (or them.) and enter Into bond for the execution of the sauiu within the time prescribed." [SIAL.] [axAL] C1URLK8 E. MIX, Acting Commissioner. Sept. 3f?StawtllO. J nut In MeaNon.?We have Juat received the largest and most beautiful assortment of the latest patterns New York Grates that haa ever been offered for sale in this city, and will sell them cheap for cash WOODARD & GUY, No. 3, north aide Pa. av. between Sep 24?6tif 10th and 11th at* glisreilaneous. CRYSTAL PALACE.?MR. LAHOCHE, whose collection of Porcelain and Crystal j ware, Clocks, Lamps, Chandeliers, Arc., is univer- ' sally admired by every visitor to the Crystal Pal ace. informs the public that he will dispose of the articles he has on exhibition. They were painted and decorated by the best artists of Paris; and, as they were made express ly for the exhibition, they are of a quality not to ! be found in the trade. Orders, for articles to suit I the taste of purchasers, will be received, forward ed at once to France, and attended to with the greatest care and punctuality. At the close of the exhibition all articles remaining unsold will be immediately returned to France. Sep 30?eodtN20 (jb) JULES BONNET; auraui. NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING OFFICE, NO. 80, NASSAU STREET, NEW YORK. A DVERTI8EMENTS RECEIVED POR J\_ all journals throughout the United States, luiiadas and Europe, and arrangements made at the lowest rates. All papers kept on file for the inspection of advertisers, and every information given. Oct 1?tf eAMPBELL'S Restaurant, Pennsylvania avenue, between 4$ and 6th streets, opposite the National Hotel. The proprietor respectfully informs his frends and the public generally, that he is now prepared, at all hours, to furnish all the delicacies of the sea son, in a style which will not fail to please the most fastidious. All the birds of the season always on hand, comprising Reed birds, Sora, Blue wing, &c. Also,freshNorfolkOYSTERS, and Fishofevery variety. The bar consists of the choicest wines and liquors, und the finest Havana cigars. Atten tive and polite servants always in attendance. Gentlemen are invited to give me a call. Sep 24?6t (m) PROFESSIONAL CARD. DRS. R. 6i J. HUNTER, members of the Royal College of Surgeons, late of Islington, London, have taken up their residence in W ash insrton, for the treatment of DISEASES OF THE CHEST; comprising affections of the Throat, Bronchitis, Asthma, Consumption, and diseases of the Heart, to which branch of their profession they have for many years given their exclusive attention. Tht peculiarity of the treatment em ployed by Drs. H., is that the remedies employed are administered by. Inhalation, in the form of vnpor. Residence and office, l'Jth street, between G and II streets. (m) Sep 21?ly Fresh Norfolk oyster's.?the subscriber receives regularly every Tuesday, and "Friduy, by the steamer Osceola, direct from Norfolk, a supply of" the celebrated LYNN HAVEN BAY and NORFOLK OYSTERS, u most delicious article. His BAR is well supplied with the best liquors. All kinds of GAME in season. WM. RUPP, Penn. a%'enue, north side, bet. 3d and 4i streets. Thomas Brown, J. D. IVInter, of Virginia. of Pennsylvania. The UNDERSIGNEDoffer their services to prosecute claims of every description be lbre Congress and the different departments of the government. Office on 14th street, opposite Willard's Hotel. Sep 20?tf BROWN & WINTER. Engineer, Surveyor and Draughtsman. f I THE SUBSCRIBER, recently draughtsman of I public lands to the House of Representatives, attached to the General Land Office, and formerly engaged upon Northern railroads, offers his ser vices as above. Draughts of maps, and plant* of every descrip tion prepared of railroads, public lands, and models of patents, and forwarded to any part of the Union, with niiy information.pertaining to the above mat ters. Address: J. H. ADAMS, Jr. Washington, D. C. Office 15th street, 4 doors north of F. (m) 3t NEW GOODS now opening.?P. J. Steer, Washington Place, 7th street, is now open ing a superior stock of Gentlemen's Goods, which it will give him great pleasure to show to all hi patrons and to the public. In addition to the usual stock of a Merchant Tailor, special attention is in- ' vited to a large stock of Gentlemen's Dress Shirts j of very superior fit and quality. Also, Collars, Stocks, Neck-Ties, Cravats. Gloves, Suspenders, Hosiery, and Furnishing Goods, generally. ? Sep 21?3twwif2w ? (m) DKS. E. H. & J. A. CAK MICHAEL, have this day associated themselves in the practice oi medicine. Their office is on Pennsylvania av enue, north side, between 12th and 13th streets. Sen 29?lmd BRANCH OF STATIONERS' HALL, 2Vm. 174 and 176 Pearl strut, New York. GOLLINS, BOWNE & CO., Importers of foreign and dealers in domestic stationery, are now offering one of the largest and best se lected stocks to the trade that can be found in this market. Our stock comprises all the various styles and qualities wanted in the United States and Canadas, consisting of bath post, plain and gilt edge; plain, gilt, and embossed note; cap, let ter, commercial note, commercial packet, and folio post; flat cap, demy, medium royal, sup. royal; American and English drawing papers; plain, em bossed, and colored cards; card, perforated, Bris tol, bonnet, and straw boards; blank, pass, and memorandum books, of every variety; fancy, mar ble, and colored papers, at very low prices. Gold pens, with and without silver holders, and steel pens, cutlery, 6cc., with an endless assortment of stationers' goods, and envelopes of every descrip tion. COLLINS. BOWNE & CO. 11th St., 6 doors north of Penn. avenue. Oct. 4?ly* (m) VALUABLE FARM at Private Sale.? We have 200 acres of prime land for sale abont 7 miles from the market, on the plank road, about 70 acres in wood, such as white-oak, hick ory and chesnut, most beautiful timber. The im provements are ordinary, but I will sell such a bar gain in the land, and upon such easy terms, that with slight expense, it may be handsomely improv ed. having all the requisite timbers for building at hand. It is well watered and lies most beautifully. It must be worth 7ft dollars per acre next spring, us the plank road is now completing in front of it. GEO. T. MASSEY & CO. Oct 4?3t HILBITS & HITZ, Music Depot, South side Pennsylvania avenue, three doors west of 10th street, Washington. Where may be found all the newest Musical Publications, Works, Instruments, and Musical Merchandise of every description. We are also agents for the sule of European, Foreign and American Piano Fortes, Pouiplitz & Rodcwald's Church and Parlor Organs; ^Martin's Celebrated Guitars; Gilljert's Boudoir Pianos, Badger's Borhm and Diatonic Flutes; the Keyed Violin; and the "Musical World and Times." Musical Instruments Tuned and Repaired. Or ders by mail for Music, Musical Instruments, or Tuning promptly attended to. Strings for all in siruments. Sep 21?dtf ?? KKIWNKDY, BOOKSELLER AND STATIONER, Sevfnth street, between G and H, Washington, Keeps constantly on hand a large and well selected stock of Catholic, school, and miscellaneous books, together with stationery of every description. Sep 2-1?3t (m) WM. PHIPPS, engraver in general, West side 11th, three doors above E street, Card cutting and printing at shortest notice. Cteod Masjjingtan Sentinel. The Late Sir Charlea Napier. That the British army has lost in Sir Charles Napier one of its best and most distinguished soldiers, is what none would deny and tew re quire to be told. To services of extraordinary severity and duration he added a character without a military blemish. For sixty years, and in all quarters of the globe, he was a good officer or a successful commander; nor would it be easy, even in his numerous campaigns, to discover an instance in which his professional duties were either ill-discharged or untortunate lv conductcd. His reputation had commenced before the Peninsular war began, while, so re cent were his latest services, that they are still the subject of current discussion, throughout his remarkable career his actions were charac terized by traits long reputed to be common to all the members of his family. Courage amounting to recklessness, invincible energy, originality of idea, and enthusiastic devotion to hisCprofession, distinguished his conduct on all occasions; aud, on reading the hazards to which he exposed hi? lile, it seems difficult to conceive how it could have been protracted so loner. In the desperate battle of Corunna, al ter receiving five wounds in the action, he was only rescued from death by the generosity ot a French drummer and the marked kindness oi Marshal Soult?a circumstance which contribu ted, 110 doubt, to the chivalrous partiality with which the great enemy of England was atter wards regarded by more than one soldier of the name of Napier. At one conjuncture of the war Soult despatched a particular message to sav that he intended to pay Major Napier s re giment a visit. The corps was drawn out ac cordingly in its best array, and the trench re tired from the encounter with little reason to think lightly of the interview they had bespoken. After such encomiums as these, it may seem hard to imagine in what Sir C. Napier s ser vices may have fallen short ot absolute excel lence, for a soldier can scarcely be more than brave, ingenious and successful", let there arc few officers in the array whose ncairveinents have been more acrimoniously controverted than his, or whose general merits have been more frequently brought under discussion, and the difficulty of reviewing these incidents is iutvea- kI by the fact that they are still fresh in the minds of all. Sir Chafes conquered, ad ministered, and settled an eastern province as lar"e us a European kingdom ; but his conquest was decried, aud even his justice called into question. Later still be quitted an honorable retirement to accept a post ot enormous res ponsibility at an hour of extreme peril; but his sacrifice, even in this respect, was lightly es teemed and not generously rewarded. Among soldiers themselves there may not possibly be found two opinions upon his deserts, though upon the whole it is in the army that his merits will receive the fullest acknowledgments, as it is there certainly that his failings should b? re garded with the greatest indulgence. We may sav, indeed, that his defects became visible in proportion as he was called upon to apply the talents and experience of a military capacity to more ordinary exigencies of life. ?c do not mean to implv, as our own opinion, that he was incapable ot pacific administration ; on the contrary, we think that both in the Ionian islands'and in Scinde he gave evidence not only of vigorous resolution, but of clear and com prehensive views. We doubt whether any civi lian could have been found to govern the country of the Ameers, as it came into his hands, with greater economy or success than he exhi bited himself. His fault was that he carried a military spirit into every transaction, and con ducted all proceedings with the blunt decisive bearing oi a soldier. In the controversies which this habit could not fail to create he was hasty and violent, extending little consideration to his opponents, and putting tew re9tnct'onl* on his language. On many, perhaps on most occasions, he had right on his side, and that lie always believed so is what may be sately inter red from his known integrity and honor; but he rarely made allowance for those differenc .s of opinion which must necessarily exist, and was too apt to regard disinterested opposition as a personal affront. The inevitable conse quence was the formation of two parties, one ot which inflexibly adhered to his side, while the other not onlv attacked his admitted tailings, but depreciated without scruple his best ser vices, and cast unwarrantable imputations on his motives. ? , , . A signal illustration of these remarks is found in his Indian career. As a soldier, bir Charles Napier was not less successful in the cast than any of those commanders whose names have been associated with Oriental tri umphs. He was proof against the influence oi climate, the scductions ot luxury, the cajolery of native courts, and the temptations ot an east ern campaign. He not only won great victo ries, but he suffered 110 reverses. He was never overreached, outnumbered, or overcome, and he won his way against numerical odds as <rreat as those encountered by Lr ke or \V elle. fev. lie did even more, for, after destroying the enemy in pitched battles, he succeeded in stifling the last sparks of insurrection among the scattered tribes of an almost inaccessible district. No foe once prostrated bv his sword has ever risen again, let, with all this mil iary excellence, Sir Charles was e*P?^ t0 re monstrances as serious as if be had been . fering defeat or endangering the army com mined to his care. He could not keep on terms with his employers. Provoked, not unreason ablv, bv the pretensions of civilians, he was in duced to disparage the entire civil service, and in the irritation occasioned by opposition to his will, he unhesitatingly assailed the whole gov ernment of India. The East India Company was naturally indisposed to submit to repri mands from a servant of its own however, dis tinguished, and to such a height was the dis pleasure of the directors carried, that when our whole Indian empire appeared to l>e in jeopardy, and when Sir Charles Napier wa^ called upon by common consent as the man to save it, it was understood that the government of the com pany actually hesitated at accepting so dis tasteful a deliverer. On this occasion, as 011 some others ot Ins life, the course of events ran somewhat unfor tunately. The battle which he was despatched to tight, and which he would undoubtedly have won, was fought and won before his ?rnval. and he found before him nothing but a held ot service in which, whatever might have been his abstract capacities, the risk ot oftence was too reat to be escaped. At neither ol our strug gles with th* Sikhs was it Sir Charles Napier a lot to be present, and he missed therefore those opportunities which in the case ot 0,hers brought such honorable rewards. More than one soldier has been raised to the peerage whose services, on an impartial estimate. must needs be pronounced inferior to thoje we have been recording. The " fortune of war ?? phrase which may lie variously understood, in onesewe Sir CUrles w?., fortunate soldier, for ho ?ecompli?hed . d.sln i/uished career with brdliant auccoss, and another ,K>i>? of eiew. however, WASHINGTON SENTINEL TERMS OF ADVERTISING. to 50 75 1 00 2 00 5 00 Yearly advertisements subject to special ar rangement. Long advertisements at reduced rates. Religious, Literary, and Charitable nolicea ia? serted gratuitously. All correspondence on business must be prepaid. he wad leas favored by circumstances, for he never obtained one of those critical chances which are held to culminate a life of service. In while holding an independent com mand, he missed the decisive battle of Sabraoa; and, in 1849, a victory which might have crown ed hid hopes was anticipated at Goojerat by the command he was sent to supersede. Notwithstanding dcfects which it was impos sible to disguise, we cannot doubt that the gen eral sentiments of the country and the army will be honorable to the veteran now departed. He was, beyond dispute, an excellent soldier nnd a rare public servant. As a regimental of ficer, in spite of occasional caprices, he was esteemed by his comrades in arms, respected by his meu, and honored by all for those mili tary accomplishments which soldiers never fail to appreciate. That every force under Sir Charles Napier's command would be led straight to the enemy was perfectly known, and that it would be conducted to victory was never doubt ed. For a military reputation this was suffi cient ; and when it is added that his difficulties were not unfrequently incurred upholding against all opposition what he believed to be the rights of the service, it will be readily un derstood how sincere a regard may now be paid to his memory.?London Times. The Russian Navy at Japax.?The presence of a considerable Russian deet among the na tives of the Japanese islands had created quite a sensation in that quarter of the world. It ap pears to have been understood at Amsterdam that the Russian government had resolved to resist the attempt of the Americans against Japan; and that this fleet was intended for that purpose. And we are further informed that " the Dutch government is said to be pleased at this dttermination of the cabinet of St. Pe tersburg, a.-- the Americans also threaten the Dutch Archipelago." Now, it is quite possible that the Dutch gov ernment, which, for a long time past, has nad the monopoly of the Japanese trade, may feel some jealousy touching the designs oi the l/nited States?it is quite possible that the Dutch cabinet may entertain the fear that the mission of Commodore Perry to Japan is to annex that empire to this country, and that ho is also in structed to appropriate some of the best islands of the Dutch Archipelago on his return homo, accordingtothe principles of "manifest destinv," with " all the modem improvements." But the emperor Nicholas has other objects to compass besides watching the movements of Commodore Perry. The vast Russian umpire in Asia is without a seaport. Its great rivers emptying into the Arctic Ocean are useless, from being locked up at their estuaries in perpetual ice. The Czar wants one outlet into the Pacific for his Asiatic territories; and the river Seg halim, emptying into the sea of Ochotsk, and open at its mouth all the year round, offers the very place for a Pacific seaport which he de sires. True, it belongs to China; but all that is required to secure it is a proclamation from the deck of a ship-of-war to that effect, aud the erection of a small fortification command ing the mouth of the river. The present revo lution in China offers a strong temptation for this seizure, and for the extension of the Rus sian doctrine Of annexation indefinitely to the southward. Such, perhaps, is the ultimate de sign of this Russian fleet in the waters of Japan. At all events, Commodore Perry has shown that it is extremely absurd on the part of tfco Russian squadron to attempt to keep up with his movements. But the policy of Russia is to stretch her arms to the sea in every possible way. At present, though all powerful on the continent, she is comparatively weak upon the ocean, from her insulated position. Hence the real secret of the pertinacity of her claims upon Turkey. The Czar desires the command of the eastern straits of the Mediterranean from the immense commercial and naval advantages which such occupation would bestow. Nor is Denmark, with her seaports in the west, perfectly safe against the great plan of Nicholas, which is simply, by the appropriation of the territories of her neighbors on all sides, to render the strength of Russia a3 great upon the water as upon the land. This policy is indispensable to the fulfilment of the programme of Peter the Great, which contemplates the absolute power of peace or war over the whole continent of Europe. We think, therefore, that instead of the Rus sians watching the movements of Commodore Perry, he had better watch theirs, in reference to the integrity of the Chinese empire. [iV. F. Herald. One square (ten lines} 1 insertion. (i .1 it 2 " u ?t it 3 ? " " " 1 week... " " " 1 month.. The Jersey Rescue Celebration at Syracuse. The New Tork Herald says: "On Saturday last the abolitionists, (includ j ing the Bloomers,) of Syracuse and the sur I rounding country celebrated the anniversary of the rescue of the fugitive slave Jerry from th? officers of the law, in that village, two years ago. This in itself was a piece of fanatical folly of very little consequence; but our reports say that at 'a special meeting of the common coun cil, by the casting vote of Mayor McCarthy, tha use of the City Hall was given for the celebra tion," and this fact gives to the affair very con siderable importance. It makes the official au thorities of Syracuse the endorsers of mob law in the rescue of fugitives slaves. It degrades the office of the Mayor of Syracuse to the dis reputable and unlawful acts and purposes of our most rampant abolitionists. As the chief administrator of the laws of the village, nothing could be plainer than the offi cial duty of Mayor McCarthy in this case. It was simply his cmty to sustain the laws of th? land, and to refuse peremptorily the slightest official countenance of this scandalous jubilee. The next step of the civil authorities of Syra cuse will probably be to devote the City Hall to the sheltering of fugitive slaves, under tha combined protection of the police and the abo litionists. No, gentlemen of the south, the agi tation of the slavery question is not yci ended. There will be more work, in due time, for th* Castle Garden Union Safety Committee. A Novice.?Always happy to give any in formation on etiquette. If you are on the top of an omnibus, and see a lady walking, to whom you are but slightly known, crl! out " Hi!"and kits your hand to her in a facetious manner. If she be of superior rank, it is usual, though not necessarv, to put your hat on the end ot your ??ick and spin it round, but discretion must fee your guide. True politeness is that which places every one at ease.?Func/t. A Bride.?Do not distress yourself. Very I likely he loves you sincerely, and his winking | at the bridesmaid might be mere accident?tha whisper was probably to tell her how pretty you looked?and the pressure of her hand gratitude for her ready acknowledgment of it. Even tha > note may be explained; it was the addres* to ; which she is to forward some present for you. > Never worry yourself about trifles?you hav? married him, and she is cut out. Go on jouf tour rejoicing.?Punch.