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IS PUBLISHED DAILY BY BEVERLEY TUCKER, Ward's BuiUliug, near the Capitol, CITY OP WASHINGTON. TERMS. Daily, per annum, in advance $10 00 Tri-Weekly 5 00 Weekly 2 00 To Clubs ok Individuals, subscribing for five or more copies? Tri-Weekly, per annum, in advance $3 00 Weekly " " 1 50 Postmasters ure requested to act as agents. PROSPECTUS OF THE ?'WASHINGTON HENTINUL." 1 PROPOSE to publish in the city of Washing ton, in twpiemiipr, a political newspaper, un der the uuuie of the WASHINGTON SENTI NEL. In doing so, it is proper I should muke known the principles it will maintain, and the poliov it will aci.ocate. It will support cordially and earnestly the prin ciples ol the Democratic party of the United State*. It does not propose to be the organ of any Depart ment ol the Government, except in so far as an in dependent maintenance of the doctrines of that Ksmay represent its opinions and express its It will not 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 ?onnof rniiy I Uu,0n, aud hy the condemna tion o f all such as may conflict with them, from whatever quarter they may come. It will seek to be (and it will endeavor to deserve the title) the States Democratic party of the United ,Jf S=NT,NKL W?H maintain, as a fundamental 7r ?j that ^rea,t party, thauhe States formed the U nion between them by the ratification of the Con stitution as a compact; by which, also, they created the Federal Government, und delegated to it as their common agent, the powers expressly specified in it, with an explicit reservation of all ninf." tk State8>or*? their separate govern t M.? r I ? jxercl?e of,any I"0*"" 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 he 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 rederal 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 ^UUoa ^f its language and spirit; and that it shall not seek to attain indirectly an object through the exercise ol constitutional power, for the direct attainment of which it has no delegation of power. In other words, all powers exercised must be dearly 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 cardinal doctrine of Democratic in ternal po icy :?that this Government will best ?ed,0m ttnd Prosperity of the people the States, by being less ambitious to exercise power, and more anxions to preserve liberty; and l?u 1l,e ',,d'V,dual States the manage rnent of all their domestic concerns?while it con tents itself with guarding the confederacy from external violence, and directing the foreign policy ol the country to the promotion of the common nterests, and defence of the common rights, and honor of the States coni|>osing 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. Thnt policy should be energetic and de *7?; but should temper firmness with liberality and make its highest ends consist with the strictest principles of justice. The real interests of the country, upon each occasion demanding attention, pursue 'ta gU' tlie course the Sentinel will The national policy of the world 'in this age is essentially aggressive. In the growing sense o| weakness of some of the nations of the Old World and the ambitious restlessness of others, a com -nmot.ve to colonial extension has developed 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, unlets by their foreign or colonial policy our peace should be threatened, our security endan ^ or, ol,r '"terests invaded. For when the elfish interests of other nations prompt a foreign or colonial policy which infringes upon our rights, ond places in the pathway of our commerce a dangerous and unfriendly rival, such a policy must be resisted by remonstrance, and, if need be, Uy war. 3 Our foreign policy should, indeed, be defensive: but to bo properly defensive, it must sometimes he apparently aggressive. Our administration should be vigilant, watchful, and energetic. The world is lull of important movements, commercial and political, deeply concerning American trnde and American power..It is time we had an American foreign policy. We must have it. We cannot avoid it if we would. We have larger interests and a greater stake in the world and its destiny, than every other people. We occupy the best portion ol a continent, with no neighbors but a 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 of 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?onr facilities and capacity for internal and foreign commerce more extended than those ol any other people living under one government. A continent, to a great extent, un explored and exhaustless in its yet hidden wealth is at our feet. European trnde seeks the great East through avenues which are at our doors, or must he made through our own limits. Europe. Asia Africa, and the isles of the sea. lying all around us. look to us as the rising power, through the agency of whose example, and ever widening and extending, though peaceful influences, the ble?s ings of liberty, civilization, and religion, are des med to triumph over the barbarism and supersti tion of the millions of flie 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 onr confederacy the harbinger of peace to the world, a* well us the peaceful nrbiter of its destiny. I he Sentinel will, therefore, advocate a 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 consjstent 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, nnd submit to nothing that is wrong. It must be liberal and magnanimous to the rights of others, and firm and immoveable in insisting on Us own. It must, in fine, be true to its own interests, rights, and honor?it cannot then he false to those of other nations. Such, then, is the chart by which we shall be guided. Independent and free, we shall endeavor to be honest and truthful. The true friends of democratic principles we shall cordially support and defend. Its enemies in the field or in'ambush we shall oppose, nnd on all proper occasions de nounce. . 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Editors throughout the country are request ed to copy the aliove Prospectus, and send us ;? copy of their paper, who shall receive in return a conyofours. BEVERLEY TUCKER Washington, Sept. 21, lSr?.1 OHRHAPHAKE and Ohio Canal Stork wanted by PETER A. KELLER Sep 21 Opposite the Treasury. educational. Columbian College, Washington, D. C. rillio collegiate your of this institution will here I after consist of one continuous session, begin ning on the lust Wednesday in September, and closing on the last Wednesday in June, on which duy the annual commencement for conferring de grees will be held. The ensuing session will open oil the 2bth ol the present month. The charges are: For tuition per session of nine mpnths, $40 00 Use of room, furniture, library, and at tendance 30 00 Hoard, (per week) ! 2 25 To those who do not board in college the charge for tuitiou 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, and washing at 374 cents per dozen. The necessary college expenses of a boarding stu dent will not exceed $lb0 or $190 per annum. All the bills are payable one half at the beginning, and the balunce at the middle of the session. With a view of giving to the different depart ments of instruction u wider extension, and at the same time of meeting n public want by rendering the advantage of the college available to a larger number and a more varied class of students, some important changes have been made in the order and arrangement of the students. A new course has been adopted, styled the Scientific Course, and the degree of Batclielor 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 IJachelor of Arts, with the ex ception of the ancieut 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 liie. Those who may wish to become practical surveyors, en gineers, or agriculturists, will be enabled, with the udvice of the faculty, to select their studies with special reference to those objects, and will receive the uid 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 lor any length of time. They may, under the direction of the faculty, select such sub jects as ure suited to their views and objects in life, and, on examination, may receive u regular certificate of their standing and proficiency in the same. The number of officers nnd instructors has lately been increased, and others will be. added as the wants of the several departments may require. Measures are in progress for filling 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 tip for its reception. It has an able and experienced teacher, and is under the general supervision ofthe faculty. It will thus afford the best advantages for laying the foundation of a thorough classical and mathe matical education. Hoarding pupils will be received under the im mediate care and 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 lib?*ral?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 20th of June following. The university embraces the following schools, viz: 1, ancient languages; 2, modern languages; 3, mathematics; ?!, natural philosophy, mineralogy, and geology; 5, chemistry; 0, medicine; 7, com parative anatomy, physiology, and surgery; 8, mo ral philosophy, rhetoric, and belles lettres, and po litical economy; i?, law. Also a lectureship ol 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; aud in the school of law there is an adjunct professor. The expenses, (not including clothing, books, or pockcf-money,) are 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 S 00 (Rents without the precints, something more.) Matriculation fee, $15; contingent depo sit. $10 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, nnd a dissecting fee of $5. The fee in the immediate class of law is $00 ; in senior class, $75. GESSNER HARRISON, . Sep 21?tf Chairman of the Faculty. EDI C A I, DEPARTMENT OF IIAMP den Sydney College, Richmond, Va.?The sixteenth annual course of lectures will com mence on Monday the 10th day of October, 1853, nnd continue until the 1st of the ensuing March. The commencement for conferring degrees will be held al>out the middle of March. R. L. Bohannan, M. D., Prof, of Obstetrics and Diseases of Women nnd Children. L. W. Chnmberlayne. M. O., 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 IT. Tucker, M. I)., Prof, of Theory and Practice of Medicine. Arthur E. Peticolas, M. D., Demonstrator ot Anatomy. The study of practical anatomy may be prose cuted with the most ample facilities, and at very trifiim? expense. Clinical lectures are regularly given at the col lege infirmary 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 tilled with medical and'surgical cases, ami furnishes peculiar facilities lor clinical in struction. Many surgical operations are perform ed in presence of the class; nnd the students, be ing freely admitted to the wards, enjoy, under the guidance of the prol'essors. unusual opportu nities for Incoming familiar with the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. Expanses.?Matriculation fee, $5. Professors' fees. $100. Demonstrator's fee, $10. (irodiiation fee. $25. The price of board, including fuel, lights, nnd servants' attendance, is usually $3 or $34 per week. DAVID 11. TUCKER. M. D., Sep 29?tf Dean of the Faculty. Modern languages.?1>. e. Groux, a native of France, teacher of Modern Lan gunifcs, especially French. Spanish, and German. Translations 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, PKSNSYT.VANIA AVCXVR, WASHINGTON CITY. T. P. Brows. M. Brown. Sep 21?dtf FINE PARLOR GRATES, Just received direct from the New Yotk manufacturers, for sale by W H. HARROVER, Sep 21?eo2w (m) Op. the Patriotic Bank WASHfMTON SENTINEL. vol i. _ """" DAILY. no. is. city of washington*" wednbswy morning, october 12, 1858. $Usnlhnt0us. VALUABLE FA KM at Private Hale.? We have '-'00 acres of prime land for Kale about 7 mile* from the market, on the plank road, about 70 acre$ ill wood, such an white-oak, hick ory and chesuut, most beautiful timber. The im provement* are ordinary, but I will sell ituch a bar gain in the land, and upon such ensy terms, that with Might expense, it may be handsomely improv ed, having all the requisite timl>er* for building at hand. It is well watered and lies most beautifully. It must be worth 7ft dollars per acre next spring, as the plank road is now completing in front of it. GEO. T. MASSEY & CO. Oct 4?3t _ 17<RESII NORFOLK OYSTER'S.?TIIE . subscriber receives regularly every Tuesday, and 'Friday, by the steamer Osceola, direct from Norfolk, a supply of the celebrated LYNN IIAVEN BAY and NORFOLK OYSTERS, a most delicious article. His BAR is well supplied with the best liquors. All kinds of GAME in seasou. \VM. RUPP, Penn. avenue, north 6ide, bet. 3d and 4$ streets. PROsFeCTU8 OF MEYER'S UN'IVER sum.?In commencing the issue of the second volume of the Universuin, the publisher makes his grateful acknowledgments for the kindness ol the press, and the very liberal patronage which the public have bestowed on the first. He is happy to say that the work has succeeded beyond his expectation, and that ,he accordingly feels him self justified in bringing it out in an improved style. It will continue to enjoy the supervision ol the same editor, who will be able to devote to it a greater degree of care, and every effort will be inade to give interest and value to each number that appears. The views presented in this volume will, if possible, be more various than in the last, and the descriptive articles more attentively adapted to the wants and taste of the public. Among other attractive plates which it will con tain, are several of Central America, Australia and China, countries just now among the most interesting of the globe. In order to meet a wish expressed in many quarters, the Universum will henceforth be chiefly devoted to views in foreign lands, while the scenery and public edifices of this republic will form the subject of a separate work, conducted by the same editor, to be called The Untied States illustrated, which will soon make its appearance in numbers, in a style of befitting elegance, but at a price within the means of all. For that work as well as for the Universum, the publisher hopes for a continuance of that public favor which he trusts more than ever to deserve. The Universum will be published, as before, in twelve semi-mouthly numbers, so that the second volume will be completed in December. yjlit' All subscribers to the work, whether they have paid in advance or not. will receive with the last n umber, as a Premium Plate, a splendid engrav ing representing an historical subject: The Maid ol Saragossa, executed in a high style of art. Terms: Single copies 25 cents per number, or $3 per volume. General agent for Maryland, District of Columbia, and vicinity, Mr. John C. Gobright, No. 16. Asqtiith street, Baltimore, Md. The first volume of the Universum may be ob tained at all booksellers, Neatly bound in cloth, at . $3 25 In ornamental binding, with gilt edges.. 3 50 In Turkey morocco, full gilt 4 50 Sample numbers, premium plates, showbills and prospectus, to collect subscriptions, will be sup plied gratuitously, if ordered. H. J. MEYER. New York, 104 William street. Agent for Washington JOE SHILLINGTON, Odeon Building, cor. 4} st. and Penn. av. Sep 29?tl* . National medical college, Washington.?The Thirty-second Annual Course of Lectures will commence on the fourth Monday in October, and continue until March. FACULTY. Thomas Miller, M. D., Professor of Anatomy and Physiology. Wm. P. Johnson, M. D., Professor of Obstet rics and Diseases of Women and Children. Joshua Riley, M. D., Professor of Materia Med ica. Therapeutics and Hygiene. John Fred. May, M. D., Professor of the Prin ciples and Practice of Surgery. Grafton Tyler, M. D., Professor of Pathology and Practice of Medicine. Rol>ert King Stone, M. D., Professor of Micros copal and Pathological Anatomy. Lewis II. Steiner, M. D., Professor of Chemis try and Pharmacy. William II. Saunders, M. D., Prosector and De monstrator. The facilities for the prosecution of practical anatomy are ample. Like most similar institutions in Europe, the desks from which the regular lectures are given, and the wards for clinical instructions are under the same roof. The extensive additions to the buildings since the last session, lor the accommodation of the sick, will greatly extend the usefulness of the medical and surgical clinic. The entire expense for a full course of lec tures is S90 Practical anatomy by the demonstrator 10 Martriculating fee (payable only once) 5 Graduating expenses ._ ? 25 Admission to the Medical and Surgical Clinic through the whole course without charge. ROBERT KING STONE, M. D., Dean of the Faculty. Office and residence corner of F and 14th sts. Sep 21?tf 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 1S12, extra-pay. moneys paid for rais ing and subsisting troops; 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?.Itlaw Washington. Thomas Brown, J. D. Winter, of Virginia. of Pennsylvania. THE UNDEKSIGNEDofTcr their aervicea to prosecute claims of every description be fore Congress and the different departments of the government. Office on 14th street, opposite Willard's Hotel. Sep 29?tV BROWN Jc WINTER. JULES BONNET, nENEKAI. NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING OFFICE, NO. HO, XASSAT STKKKT, NEW YORK. Advertisements received for all journals throughout the United States, Canada* and Europe, and urrungements made at the lowest rates. All papers kept on file for the inspection of advertisers, and every information given. Oct 1?tf rpHE,SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, devo JL ted to Industry, Science, Hnd Mechanics. Published weekly at 12b Fulton street, N. Y., (Sun Buildings.) by Munn & Co. Terms: $2 a year; SI in advance, and the re mainder in six months. Scp.J7?tf _ __ ROSPECTUS OF DE BOW'S RE VIEW, volumes XIV. and XV.. adapted pri marily to the southern and western States of th? Union, including statistics of foreign and domestic industry and enterprise. Published monthly in New Orleans, at $.r> per annum, in advance. fl&f- A few complete sets of the work, thirteen volumes, liound handsomely, (<*>00 to (WO pages.) are for sale at the office. New Orleans, deliverable in any of the large cities or towns. Sep 7?tf WM. PHIPPS, ENGRAVER IN GENERAL, West 81 dk 1 1th, three doors above E street, Card cutting and printing at shortest notice, fiteod OUR HOUSE, BY CHARLES G. THOMPSON, Thirteenth Street, Sep 24?tf RICHMOND, VA Jlgnuus attfr Sato Mas. Law notice.?sidney s. Baxter, late attorney general of Virginia, lias re moved lo Washington to practice law. lie will practice in the Supreme Court of the United Stales, the courts of the District of Colum bia, und attend to any professional business con tided to him. Office in Morrison's new building on li street, east of Pennsylvania avenue. 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?lj'eod. (m) GENEKAI- ACiENCY, Washington city, D. C.?The subscriber oilers his services to the public in the prosecution ofclnims before ConJ gress or any of the Departments of the Govern ment. Some years' experience as disbursing Agent at the Indian Department,'Vith a geueral knowl edge of the mode of transacting business in the offices of the Government, enables him to promise satisfaction to all who inny 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 as the pu rchase or sale of Stocks, Heal Estate, hand Warrants, tfc., ffr., or furnish information to cor respondents residing at a distance, in regard to any business which may interest them at the seat of Government. iCSfc. Office over the Banking-House of Sei.den, Withers & 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. 24-?lin TO THE HEIRS OF OFFICERS AND Soldiers of the Revolutionary and other Wars.?The undersigned having established a per manent General Agency at the seat 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 has 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 II. 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 ti Co., Baukers, Philadel phia; M. Judson, Esq., Banker, New Orleans; Wright tc Williams, Bankers. Erie', Pennvslvania; Maury <fc Morton, Bankers. Richmond, Va.; Bur eoyne & Plume, Bankers, New York; Ellis iSc Mor ton, Baukers. Cincinnati, Ohio; and Johnson, Bro ther &; Co., Bankers, Baltimore, Md. N. B.?I have facilities for establishing scrvice 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'* War. R. H. G. Sep 21?3t Washington. Engineer, Surveyor and Draughtsman. THE SUBSCRIBER, recently draughtsman of public, lands to the House of Ilepresentatives. attached to the General Land Office, and formerly engaged upon Northern railroads, offers his ser vices as aljove. Draughts of map*, and plans of every descrip tion prepared of railroads, public lands, and models of patents, and forwarded to any part of the Union, with any information pertaining to the above mut ters. Address: J. H. ADAMS, Jr. Washington, D. C. Office 15th street, 4 doors north of F. (in) 3t GEO. T. MASSEV &? CO., REAL ESTATE BROKERS, GENERAL CLAIM And Insurance Agents. Will attend to the negotiating of loans and the agency business generally. Opposite the Post Office, Washington city. Oct. 4?lino. (ni) ENERAI, AGENCY.-Taylor ite Collins will prosecute claims of every description against the government, before the departments or Congress. Procure pensions, lmiinty lands extra pay, and arrearages of pay. They will at tend to the buying and selling of real estate, the renting of houses, and a general collecting busi ness. . Z They will also furnish parties at a distance with such information as they may desire from the seat of government. Charges will be moderate. references: Hon. Jefferson Davis, Secretary of War. Hon. James C. Dobbin, Secretary of the Navy. Nicholas Callan, President Hoard Common Council. General John M. McCalla, Attorney at Law. Jnmcs H. Caustin. W. C. Riddell, State Department. Office on F street,immediately opposite Winder's ' Building, Washington, D. C. Sep ?Gmod&w. PROFESSIONAL CARD. T\R9. R. J. HUNTEK, members of the I / Royal College of Surgeons, late of Islington, London, have taken up their residence in Wash ington, for the treatment of DISEASKS OF THE CHEST; comprising affections of the Throat, Bronchitis, Astnma, Consumption, and diseases of the Heart, to which branch of their profession they have for many years given their exclusive attention. The peculiarity of the treatment em- j ployed by Drs. II., is that the remedies employed ; are administered by Inhalation, in the form of I vapor. Residence and office, 12th street, between G i and H streets. (m) Sep 21?ly Agency at w ashing to n?to 1 Claimants.?FRANCIS A. DICKINS con- i tunics to undertake the agency of claims before | Congress and other branches of the government, . including commissioners under treaties, and the various public offices. He will attend to pre emption and other land claims, the procuring ol patents for the public lands, and procuring scrip - for Virginia bounty land warrants, and the conllr- ; 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 I'nited States; invalid, revolutionary, nuvy. widows',and half-pay pensions; claims for revolutionary ser- j viees, whether for commutation, half-pay, or bounty lands; also, claims for extra and back pay, j ttee.. of soldiers, sailors ami marines; as well those ; against the State of Virginia, as the United States; all claims, growing out of contracts with the gov- i eminent, for damages sustained in consequence ot the aciton or conduct of the government; and, in- j deed, any business before Congressor the public of- I fficeswhichmay requirethe 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, i or who have occupied any public attention at Washington. His office is on Filleenth street, opposite to the Treasury Department, and next door to the Bank of the Metropolis. All letters must he postpaid. Sep 28?lyd (iu) Jarbtoitrt, fintoare, ?c. STOVES! STOVES!! STOVES!!! II ? Y. NAYLOK, Copper, Tin, Sheet-iron a and Stove Manufacturer, south Hide Penn sylvania avenue near Third street, invite* the attention of all who are in want of Stove* to one of the most extensive assortment of the latent and improved styles. They comprise Furnaces, Grates, and Cooking Stoves." of the most approved patterns, including the celebrated Kisterbock Cooking Stove, fancy Parlor and Hall Stoves for coal or wood, as also the Saratoga Radiator, adapted either for the parlor or hall, which he offers for sale at the lowest market prices. Also, manufacturer and dealer in Tin, Copper, and Sheet-iron Ware, made of the best materials and workmanship. An excellent assortment of Culinary articles always on hand. Rooting. Guttering. Spouting, Atc., executed by experienced workmen, and repairs neatly done. Sole agent for Winston's Improved Patent Cof fee Roaster Sep 24?3iueod (Intelligencer) (m) JAMES SK.1RVIXG, MANUFACTURER of Stoves and Grates, Sheet-Iron, Copper and Tin Ware, and Hot-Air Furnaces, southeast cor ner of Pennsylvania aveuue and Uth st. Oct 2?lmTuThSa SUPERIOR COOKING RANGES.?I offer to the public one of the best cooking ranges ever used. It is known by the name of Rand & Hayes's Elevated Tubular Oven Range. The oven beingelevatcdulwaysensures a good draught, and bakes at the bottom without trouble. All the boilers being set immediately over the tire ensures the boiling. The arrangement for roasting and boiling is also very complete. In addition to the cooking arrangements, it is made to answer the purposes of a hot air furnace, affording sufficient heat to warm a room 18 or 20 feet square in cold est weather. Several of these ranges have been put up here, and cun be seen in operation if de sired. All the above ranges are warranted. W. II. HARROVER, Opposite Patriotic Bank. I have also a new Cooking Stove, to be used with either wood or'coal, to which I wish to call particular attention. Its superior baking and roast ing arrangements are such that it makes it the best cooking stove in market. W. II. II. Sep 21?cod2w (in) ENGRAL HOUSE FURNISHING Store.?The subscriber desires to call the at tention of housekeepers and others to his large and well selected stock of housekeeping articles, em bracing almost evcrthing deemed requisite in housekeeping, which he is determined to sell as low as the same articles ca'n be purchased in any of the eastern cities. His stock at present consists, in part of? French and English China and Crockery Ware, in dinner. Dessert, Tea, and Toilet Sets. Cut and pressed Glassware. Gilt and mahogany frnme Mantel, Pier, and Toilet Glasses. Bronzed iron Hat-racks. Standards, Andirons, Fenders, Cnndelabras, See., Shovels and Tongs. Solar Lamps and Girandoles, Hall Lamps. Plated Tea and Coffee Sets, Castors. Waiters and Tea Trays, Cake Baskets. Covered Dishes, Card Receivers, Candlesticks, Urns, iSrc. Stair Rods, Table Cutlery. Japanned Goods. Britannia Ware, block tin Tea and Coffee Urns. Chafing Dishes, Oyster Tureens. Dish Covers, Egg Boilers, &c. Bohemian Glassware, iron framed Dressing Glasses. TerraCotta Ware, Door Mats, Baskets, Brushes, Woodware, Cooking Utensils. &c. With a magnificent collection of Mantle and Table Ornaments and Fancy Articles generally, altogether forming the largest and cheapest as sortment of House-Furnishing Goods ever offered for sale in this city. C. W. BOTELER, Sep 21?2awfiw Iron Hall. HUsnllaiufftts. MAItBLE MANTLES?Marble works. Tlie subscriber heps leave to inform his friend* and the public thai he has increased his stock of Marble Mantles, comprising Sienna, Brockedelia, Spanish, Egyptian vein, Italian, and black marble, richly carved and plain, of the best quality, newest style, and superior finish, which he offers for sale low for cash. Also, Marble Monu ments, Tombs, and Headstone Slabs; Eastern Marble for window sills, lintels, steps, and plat forms; Marble tile, counter and table tops; soap stone, calcined plaster. $2 75 per barrel. Also on hand a lursre lot of Connecticut Brown Stone, New York Flags and Steps, suitable for building purposes, lie invites the attention of builders ami others to his stock, and will endeavor to give satisfaction to all who may favor him with their orders. WM. RUTHERFORD. On E st., bet. 12th and 13th. Oct. !??Cm. (m) PROSPECTUS OF THE SOUTHERN LITERA K V MESSENGER for 1854. Twen tieth volume. In issuing the prospectus of the Twentieth volume of the Southern Literary Mes senger, the proprietors beg to assure the public that no exertions will be remitted on their part to maintain the high character of the work, and to challenge the patronage of all who value sterling literary merit. For nineteen years, the Messen ger has endeavored to reflect faithfully the south ern mind, while disdaining all narrow and sectional views, and has been alone among the pionthly periodicals of America, in defence of the peculiar institutions in the southern States. To this office it will still be devoted, and will be prompt to re pel assaults upon the south, whether they come under the specious garb of fiction, as in " Uncle Tom's Cabin," or in the direct form of anti-slavery pamphlets. At this critical juncture, while our enemies are employing literature ns their most po tent weapon of attack, the southern people will surely not withhold their encouragement from a work whose aim it shall be to strike blows in their defence. The Messenger will, as heretofore, present its readers with reviews, historical and biographical sketches, novels, tales, travels, essays, poems, critiques, and papers on the army, navy, and other national subjects. And while the proprietors do not appeal to the pubiic. on the score of a long list of contributors, they may refer with pride to the following names, as among those who arc enlisted in behalf of the magaxine: Lieut M. F. Maury, Re*. J. C. McCabe, I'rof. II. A. Washington, > I)r. 8. H. Dickson, (ieo. Frederick Holmes, Judge A. K. Meek, Win. M. Iiurwcll, Charles Umman, Kev. Sidney Dyer, J. (J. Baldwin, (lev. M. D. Iloge, Caroline Howard, ,1. M. Lena re, lYof. Scheie De Vere, J. A.Turner. Hugh It. Fleaeantu, Mr?. Auna Pevre Dinnies. Kev. Win. II. Foote, Col. P. St. 0. Oooke, U. 8. A. Iter. J. II.Uncock, Mis* Margaret Junking, W. Oil more Slinms, Prof. J.T. L. Preston, Hon. Judge B. F. Porter, Pruf. Geo. K. Dabuey, Mm. K. 11. Etui, M. K. It. (larnett, ' Miss Susan Archer Talley, John B. lhibney, Lucian Minor. Rev. C. R. Vaughan, With a view to ensure a larger circulation of the Messenger. the proprietors have made a reduction in the price of subscription, which is now only three dollars per annum, in advance, or four dol lar* if not paid before the 1st of July in any year. Cl.VBs?Remitting us fifteen dollars in one letter, will be entitled to six copies. The editorial and critical department of the Mes senger will continue, as heretofore, under the charge of John R. Thompson, esq., and will embrace copious notes on current literature and reviews of all American or foreign works of general interest and value. The editor's opinions will be always fearlessly and honestly avowed. The business department in conducted by the undersigned, to whom all communications of a I business nature must be addressed, MACFARLANE, FERGU8S0Ntc CO. Oct 7?tf Richmond. Va. Dr. VAN PATTEN, SURGEON DENTIST, i Penn. avenue, between 6th and 7th sis., next to | Todd's Hat Store Sep 21?tf I Masking ton .Sentinel. Snowixo thr Dead.?It is stated in "Sulli-1 van's Rambles" that a curious custom exists at Havana of laying out bodies in state during the night before burial. They are placed close to the ojmmi window, fronting the street, on a couch raised tour or live feet from the ground. The corpse is surrounded by high wax tapers, and the whole room illuminated. " Frequent ly," he says, " when returning from a fuiiulia, or a ball, I have been startled by seeing the fixed and rigid features of some old gentleman or lady dressed in their best attire, and appa rently reclining before the window, it used to appear an unnecessary mockery of death, dress ing out a corpse in a new suit of clothes, with patent leather boots and neckcloth. I remem ber one night in particular 1 was returning home through one of the bye-streets, when, seeing the lower windows illuminated, and con cluding there was a body lying in state, 1 went towards it. There, close to the window?so close that I could have touched it through the the bars?lay the body of a young girl about fifteen years of age. She was dressed as if for a ball, with flowers in her hair, and with satin shoes on her feet, her hands crossed on her breast, her eyes closed, and her mouth slightly opened; and, altogether, her face and expres sion was one of the most beautiful I huve ever seen. A Consolatory Letter.?The following amusing incident is told by the St. Louis Re publican : A young member of the bar in this city, not long siuce, while riding on horseback, lost in the street a pocket-book, containing $200 and several notes which had been left him for col lection. He advertised his loss in the Republi can of the next day, and offered a reward for the return of the money and notes. Day be fore yesterday, he received the following letter through the post office. The author disguised his handwriting by imitating printed letters : Dear sir : I was fortunate enough to be the finder of your wallet, and assure you that the " needful"' it coutained was quite a god-send to me as my pocket had caved in some time since. Like my friend Micawber, I had long indulged in the hope that "something would turn up," and you can imagine my "feelings" when, as my eve lit on your wallet, I cried, " Eureka." You doubtless think I ought to disgorge ; but I regard this as a true case of '"flotsam, jetsum and ligar," (as you lawyers call it,) which, be iug interpreted, means, 1 believe, that the find er, "ex officio," (isn't that the term.) acquires a property in. 'J he papers not being convertible into cash, in their present shape, I send them to you for the proper endorsement, with the remark that if you want them collected, all you have to do is to send thein to me in proper order. Yours, affectionately, Biimulebee. P. S. If I ever get a sufficiency of the "root of all evil" on hand, 1 shall feel under obliga tions to liquidate. [Trfinflated from the Courier Job Ktnta Uniit for the South Side Democrat, Petersburg.] All for a Kiss. Mrs. Adrienne D , only twenty-one years I of age, and married one year, adored her hits-, band. She was one of those sensitive and deli cate creatures whom the least thing disturbs. This excess of sensibility had, at times, slightly ruffled the tranquility of the household. On the morning of the fourth of September, the conjugal pair had a slight difference. When Monsieur I). was going out to his business, he wished to kiss his wife; she refused, probably in order to make him beg for it, but he did not insist on it, and went out without giving her an adieu. Hardly had he gone, when his young wife reproached herself for having just com mitted a bad action. She ran below to seek her husband ; ho had gone. She looked in the places where she expected to see him, but no one knew where he was. Mournful thoughts filled her iniud, and she fancied that, driven to desperation by the obduracy of her heart, he had gone to perish in the Seine, and she resol ved not to survive him. After writing a touch ing letter, announcing the causc of her volun tary death, she lighted two furnaces of charcoal, and layed down in full dress on a couch be tween them. Monsieur D , who had been delayed by his business, returned very late. ith fiis pri vate key he entered the apartment, am' was astonished at the strange odor which nearly suffoentcd him. A glance at the letter showed everything. His wife was yet breathing. He assured her that he hail never been angry with her. She was satisfied, and replied that she now wished to live, and begged for a physician. It was too late. The most careful attention could not save this unhappy lady, who died pronouncing the name of her husband. SlIOCKINO Fracticidk in Sprixqkiei.d, Mass.?Horace and George Sands, (colored) sons of the woman known as "old Samanth." and living in that part of Springfield called " Hayti," were on a drunken spree Friday night, their"mother being with them, when a quarrel began between her and George, in which she tried to wrest a gun from him. During the struggle the gun was discharged, lodging the wad in her scalp, whereupon Horace fired at George, wounding him, but not fatally in the stomach. He fired agaiu, hitting George in the head, who died in a few minutes. The murderer has been lodged in jail. ? Better far to die than Steal." On the 9th day of August last, a party of rowdv boys, from fourteen to eighteen years of age, at dhicago, Illinois, attempted to force a little boy, about ten years old, named Knud Ivcrson, to steal fruit for them from the garden of Daniel Klston, esq., of Chicago. On his in sisting to refuse to steal, they "ducked" him in the river till he was drowned. He was the son of one of the most estimable Norwegian citi zens?a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. The people of Chicago are now rais ing money bv subscription to build a monument to the memorv of the noble boy, who preferred " death to dishonor.' *" We clip the following lines from the Chicago Democratie Free Press, sent to the editor from Lej>orte, Indiana, accompanied by one dollar for the " monumental fund Hew the marble?lay the corner Let-the monument arise ! For another hero 's fallen, And his spirit walks the skies' Mightier than Ajax was he? Nobler than a Cwsar Kirn! And his name shall he immortal, Spurning death with marbled scorn' Raise the shall?inscribe the tablet? Carve the letters deep and hold! Let the stones preach worlds the sermon, '? Truth is worthier than gold !*' Let it say to children's children? Let its marble lips reveal Iverson's great resolution, '? lift in fnr to die thrn rtrttl." WASHINGTON SENTINEL TERMS OF ADVERTISING. One square (tea line*) 1 inaertiou SO 50 ?t ? ? 2 " u u a 3 t( 1 00 '? " " I week 2 00 " ?* " 1 month 5 00 Yearly ailveitisements subject to special ar rangement. I?ng advertisements at reduced rates. Religious, Literary, and Charitable notice# in serted gratuitously. All correspondence on business must be prepaid. Missionary Wooing. Moses Maypole having made repeated failures atblacksniithing^tage-drivingandshoe-making, ami having discovered, at last, the bent of hw genius, presented himself before the "Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, as a can didate for immortality, via the palate of some epicurean old heathen; and, thanks to a long face, a longer cloak, a pump-handle figure, an extraordinary high shirt-collar and a pair ot green spectacles, he was accepted. W ith due decorum, ho received his public and^ private ?' instructions was breakfasted and dinnered, and tea-ed at the houses of all the leading church members and deacons, and became the content ed owner of a huge sea-chest, stocked with the ological treatises, flannel shirts, penny tracts, a pot of potriRtum, a box of shaving soap, village hymn books, and some hard gingerbread "war ranted to keep in any latitude.-' The "Flying Dolphin" lay at her wharf, wait ing for a propitious gale, when Moses bethought him of one little luxury with which he had failed to provide himself, viz: a wife. This fore onlaiued omission invested him with new in terest in the discerning eyes of "The Board,' who magnanimously gave hint a day s grace, to find Mrs. Maypole. " Seizing his clerical carpet bag (coutaing a clean dicky, some religious newspapers and letters of recommendation to three "dyed-in-the-wool" orthodox families,) our Ccelebs departed on his hymeneal researches. His first call was at Deacon Jordan's. Hie deacon was in, but bis daughter Nancy and the fire were out; both of which considerations induced Moses to decline accepting brother Jordan's invitation to "stay and chat over church affairs"-poor, unfortunate Nancy, losing, in his departure, his first and last chance of doubling the matrimonial Cape of Good Hope. The next hour found Moses in the house of brother Russet, who had a mortgaged farm and five unmarried daughters. Under these cir cumstances, he cordially extended- to Moses " the right hand of fellowship," and signified that " if he wished to take his pick ot the girls,' he (Mr. Russet) "was agreeable." Moses made a few general remarks in order to gain time to peer over his green spectacles at the damsels, and finally expressed a wish to be left solus, with Miss Keturah, the comeliest and the youngest of the virgins. The four rejected Russets pocketing their knitting, walked in an indignant procession to the kitchen ; while little plump Keturah stuffed the corner of her checked apron in her rosy mouth, and hid her mischievous blue eyes u nder their curtaining lashes. Moses, with the weight of ordaining hands still linger ing upon his shoulders, decorously seated him self in a remote comer, joined the tips of his thumbs and forefingers, and whined his pro posal " through his missionary nose. No responses from little Keturah though her cheeks grew as red and shiny as the apples in her father's orchard. Moees eyed her for a mo ment with panther-like eagerness, then, making a spring at her hand, ejaculated " silence gives consent I" , He had grasped a shadow ! while Keturah, safe on a hav-pile in her father's barn, was shaking her pluup figure in convulsions of mirth. Nothing daunted, Moses made seven-league strides, for his next stepping-stone to Paradise, to wit, brother Pike's house. Charity Pike was visiting at a neighbor's, but the old man vol unteered to "fetch her," if Moses would keep house meantime. The room of which he was left master was so low as to flatten his bump of " veneration ii he attempted to stand up right; two huge beams ran across, the ceiling, and various little cupboard doors, cut into the panneling, suggestive of doughnuts, pan dowdy," and many other creature comforts, gave Moses a yearning desire to tighten his vest buttons. From one corner of the low ceiling hung suspended some crook-necked squashes, I such as country children's fertile brains manu facture into dolls; from another swung two shelves?the top one containing the family li brary, (consisting of an almanac, a dictionary, aud,tlie harrowing adventures of Miss hliza Mc Farland, who was scalped by the Indians, and. afterwards miraculously recovered, and became the mother of the celebrated preacher, Timothy Smirke ;) on the second shelf reposed a string of dried apples, a fine tooth comb, and some orange-peat, destined to keep Charity awake at evening meetings. On the hearth a tea kettle was alternately singing and emitting tiny clouds of vapor, while a sleek gray cat lay coiled between the andirons, watching with in terest the " rixing" of a pan of brown bread. A little shuffling noise in the entry announced to Moses' expectant ears the future Mrs. May pole, in the person of Miss Charity Pike, who was dressed in a suufi-colored Alpacca, with & starched kerchief crossed over her immaculate bosom. Her tresses, tif the color of a dirty blanket, were plastered tightly to her temples, while a black bow, dexterously placed behind, the left ear, concealed a barren spot whence Time's scythe had ungallantly moved the hair. Moses thought of the little plmnp Keturah, and then drew a long sigh, then he looked at his watch, then again at the wiry figure of Charity, then he tossed up an imaginary cent, which evidently came down right side up for Charity, as he soon after asked her, in a faint voice, if she "felt a call to go to the heathen?" Charity (true to her name) placed her bony hand in Moses's passive palm and consented, with a ghost of a blush, to share his "hard ginger bread" and soft affections. f Warerley Mayazine. How to Lay a Nervocs Ghost.?Judge G . of New Hampshire, was a very whim sical, nervous, and irritable old man ; all who attend his court must wear slippers, tread softly, and be particularly careful how they closed the door. One day the judge fell sick, and was nigh unto death; indeed it was re ported, and the belief was geueral. that he was dead. His immediate neighbors, ol ^ course, soon discovered that this was a mistake; but as the jnd>ns was not particular, the news ot his recovery did not travel near so fast as the news of his death. A gentleman from a distant part of the country was walking the streets of the town several" weeks afterwards with a friend, when to his astonishment they chanced to meet the tall, spare figure of the nervous magistrate. " Why, said he to his companion, "1 ,thought the judge was dead !"' " Well, he did die," was the reply, and was buried, too, for I attended his funeral. But after he had been in the ground three weeks, some one was thoughtless enough to pasa through the grave-yard with squeaking boots, and up came old G ! 1 he next time he s under ground, his friends intend to nave tli0 grave-yard carpeted!-' A Bund Printer.?Good eyesight is gener ally reckoned essential to the printer, but we see by the Tribune, that there is a man in Ken tucky, who contrives to work at case although totally blind. His letter is distributed for him by an assistant, and a boy is employed to read the copv for him. He sets, on an average trom 5 to t*,000 ems daily?say 40,000 per week. This, at present New York prices, would bo \ $13 50 per week.