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IS PUBLISHED DAILY BY BEVERLEY TUCKEH, Ward's Building, near the Capitol, crrr ok Washington. TEKMS. Daily, per annum, in advance $10 00 Tii-Weekly 5 00 j Weekly 2 00 ' To Clubs or Individuals, subscribing for five or more copies? Tii-Weekly, per annum, in advance $3 00 Weekly . " " 1 50 je#-Postmasters are requested to act as agents ^gtntits aitfc Mas. LAW NOTICE.?SIDNEY 8. BAXTER, late attorney general of Virgiuia, has re moved to Washington to practice law. Hewill practice in the Supreme Court of the United States, the courts of the District of Colum bia, and attend to any professions! business con fided to him. Offlon^n Morrison's new building on 4i street, east of Pennsylvania avenue. REFERENCES. Hon. J. J. Allen. lion. Win. Daniel, Hon. Richard Moncure, Hon. G. B. Samuels, Hon. G. II. Lee, of the Court of Appeals oi Virginia. To the Judges of the Circuit Courts of Virginia. To the senators and members of Congress from Virginia. Sep 21?lyeod. (ni) Agency at yv a shin g to n ?To Claimants.?FRANCIS A. DICKINS con tinues to undertake the agency of claims before Congress and other branches of the government, including commissioners under treaties, and the various public ollices. He will attend to pre emption and other land claims, the procuring oi f>ateuts for the public lands, add procuring scrip or Virginia bounty land warrants, and the confir mation by Congress of grants and claims to lands, claims for property lost iu or taken for the service of the United States; property destroyed by the Indians, or while iu the possession of the United States; invalid, revolutionary, navy, widows', and half-pay pensions; claims lor ser vices, whether for commutation, halt-pay, or Knuntv land* ; also, claims for extra and back pay, ire., 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 consequenceol the aciton or conduct of the government; and, in deed, any bnsinessbeforeCongressorthepublic of fticeswhichmay requirethe aid of an ngentor 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) UNITED STATES LIFE INSURANCE. ANNUITY AND TRUSTJCOMPANY OF PH1LA. Security, Stability, and Perpetuity. Premium Payments made Easy and Convenient. Fund, January 1,1851, *306.049 04. Offlcs in Washington City, corner st and Ptnn. avenue. System cash, dividends cash, no scrip and credits, the value of which none can tell, because not con vertible ftbut cash premiums, cash dividends, and losses paid in cash is the system of this office. All its operations are in cash, the amount insured con sequently on settlement day is never reduced; on the contrary, increased; thereby holders of policies are never disappointed. More than this, policies in force, of two years standing, for life, will at any time be purchased upon surrender, and one-fourth to two-tnirds of the whole amount of premiums paid to the office returned in cash. See prospec tuses. Charles G. Ixlay, secretary. S. R. Craw ford, president. Pliny Smith, actuary. J. E. NORRIS, Agent, Washington City. JOHN RICHARDS, M. D., Med. Adviser, Duval's building, Penn. avenue, near 4} st. Oct 25?dim ?? MANHATTAN LIFE INSURANCE COM PANY OF NEW YORK, Capital $100,000, paid In aud securely invested. A. A. ALVORD, President. Among its directors are Ambrose C. Kingsland, Silas C. Herring, George D. Phelps, John P. Brown, Edwin D. Morgan. Myndert Van Schaick, and other substantial men of New York. Iusuranccs made upon the most favorable terms. C. B. ADAMS, Agent, Office 9th street, opposite the Patent Office. Oct 16?eolm (m) Engineer, Surveyor and Draughtsman. THE SUBSCRIBER, recently draughtsman 01 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 plans of every descrip tion prepared of railroads, public lands, and models of patents, and forwarded to any part of the Union, with anv 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 GEO. T. MAS8BY <fc 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?lmo. (m) GENERAL, AGENCY.?Taylor At CoUins will prosecute claims of every description against the government, before the departments or Congress. Procure pensions, bounty 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. They will also furnish parties at a distance with ?uch information as they may desire from the seat of government. Charges will be moderate. references: Hon. Jefferson Davis, Secretary of War. Hon. Jaines C. Dobbin, Secretary of the Navy. Nicholas Callan, President Board Common Council. General John M. MeCalla, Attorney at Law. James H. Caustin. W. C. itlddoll, State Department. Office 011 F street, immediately opposite Winder's Building, Washington, D. C. Sep 28?Gmod&w. EN ERA L AGENCY, Washington City, D. C.?The subscriber offers his services to ths 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 may intrust business of this character to his care. He will also five special attention to th* collection of claims against parties residing in the District of Columbia or vicinity ; to negotiating loans, as well as th* purchase or sals of Stocks, Real Estate, Land Warrants, fc., fc., or furnish informstion 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 ol Skldkn, Withers 9c Co., to whom he refers. JAMES J. MILLER. N. B. References of ihe most sstisfactory cha racter will be given to correspondents in whatever State they msyresid*. 8ep. 24?lm "VTEW YORK, May ?, 18?3?The under JL1 signed has this dsy opened sn office, No. 43 William street, (Merchsnts' Exchange,) for the transaction of a general brokerage buainess. Bank, insurance, mining. railroad, government, Siate, and city securities bought and sold. Promissory notes, bills of exchsnge. snd loam negotiated. Sep 21-dtf EMANUEL 8 HART. WASHINGTON SENTINEL VOL 1 " 7 DAI L Y. ? ~; NO. 35. CITY OP WASHINGTON, THURSDAY MORMNG, NOVEMBER 3, 1853. $l0t(prtg, $ats, Caps,&c. New GOODS now opening.?P. J. Steer, Washington Place, 7th street, is now open ing a superior block of Gentlemen's Goods, which it will give him greut pleasure to show to all his 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 of very superior fit and quality. Also, Collars, Stocks, Neck-Ties, Cravats, Gloves, Suspenders, Hosiery, and Furnishing Goods, generally. Sep 21?3tawif2w (m) PYV. BROWNING, Merchant Tailor, a under the United States Hotel, having en larged ami improved his store, would now respect fully call the attention of citizens, and strangers visiting Washington, to his well-selected stock of French and English cloths, cassimeres, and vest ings, of the newest and most elegant styles of goods from the New York market. * Having had twenty years' experience in the purchase of goods from the best importing houses in the United States, with such advantages as will enable him to offer them to the public on such terms as will give entire satisfaction to the pur chasers, and, in view of increasing his business, he has purchased nu unusual large stock of goods, such as will defy competition for their beauty, style, aud cheapness. All he asks is a call before you purchase else where, and he will convince you that you will savt* your money by so lloillg. A SUlt OI clothes can be made up iu the most elegant style at twelve hours' notice. Superior Ready-made Clothing. I have on hand a superior assortment of ready made clothing, of my own work, made up in the most fashionable manner, such as overcoats in various styles, frock and dress coats, and also pants and vests, which will be sold at much less price than work made to order. N. B. Sole agent for Scott's report of Fashions lor the District. Oct. 15?6m. (m) NOAH WALKER ?fc CO., Marble HaU Clothing Emporium, Brown's Building, would respectfully inform their old customers, friends, and the public generally that they have now in itore a very large and choice assortment of all jualities and styles of fashionable cut and well made Fall and Winte jelothing, direct from their own manufactory. Also, a large and well selected itock of those celebrated Patent shoulder scam Shirts, Under Shirts, Drawers, Collars. Ties, Jcc., to which they invite the attention of all those wish ing supplies for the coming season. Prices low for cash. Keep always on hand a supply of servant's clothing. (m) Sep 21?3taw4w $ot*ls, gestaanrnts, ?oartmtg Jousts. BROWN'S MARBLE HOTEL, PEXNSYr.VANU AVENUE, WASHINGTON CITY. T. P. Brown. M. Brown. Sep 21?dtf WA8HINGT0N HOUSE, NO. SS3, CHESTNUT ST., ABOVE 7TH., Philadelphia* A. F. GLASS, PROPRIETOR. OUR HOUSE, BY CHARLES G. THOMPSON, Thirteenth Street, Sep 24?tf RICHMOND, VA Alexander baker's (late of va.) Potomac House, Pennsylvania avenue, a lew doors east of 4J street, Washington. Sep21?tf, Fresh Norfolk oyster's.?the subscriber receives regularly every Tuesday, and Friday, by the steamer Osceola, direct from Norfolk, a supply of the celebrated LYNN HAVEN BAY and NORFOLK OYSTERS, a most delicious article. His BAR is well supplied with the best liquors. All kinds of GAME in season. WM. RUPP, Penn. avenue, north side, bet. 3d and 4 j streets. IRVING HOTEL, Washington.?The sub scriber respectfully announces to his friends And the travelling public that he has taken charge of this large and well-known establishment, which has been completely and elegantly refitted and refurnished in every department. Having had charge for a long time of French's Hotel, Nor folk, and the Hotel at Old Point, and being expe rienced in all the details requisite to form u Hotel of the first class, he assures the public that every exertion will be made to render the Irving in every respect deserving of their confidence and support. D. D. FRENCH. Sep 21 gUsnUantons. JUST RECEIVED A NEW SUPPLY of FALL GOODS! at John E. Carter's. The undersigned has now ready for the inspec tion of purchasers, the largest, cheapest, and most beautiful assortment of Fall and Winter goods, (direct from New York nnd Philadelphia,) ever be fore exhibited in this market. Among them may be found: super English and French cloths, twilled and plain; French doe skin and other cassimers, all prices; ladies' dress goods! rich figured and plain silks, new style; rainbow lustres, beautiful high colors; Jenny Lind poplins, something new fordresses; Lupin'sblackbombazinesandalpacas; French cashmeres, very handsome and very cheap; mousseline de laines, fine and low priced; rich black Italian silks; a fine assortment of shawls ; Scotch and English ginghams; chintzes and cali coes, from four cents up; white and colored flan nels, all prices; real Welch flannel; Irish linens aud diapers; bleached and brown shirtings nnd sheet ings; men and women's hosiery, of every descrip tion and price. Blankets, fine, medium, and ??oarse; heavy cloths for servants wear; fine and cheapcassinets; gloves, suspenders, and umbrellas, silk and linen cambric hankkerchiefs; fancy cra vats, stocks, and collars, See. Together with a large and general assortment of Canton flannels, linseys, plaids, tickings, checks, and every descrip tion of goods for servants wear. The undersigned calls the special attention ol farmers, as well as town dealers, to his present stock, which is now complete in all its departments, and to keep up the assortment constant, semi monthly additions will be made until the first of January next. If you want cheap, desirable, and fresh goods, call and examine and be convinced. Mark the sign. JOHN E. CARTER'S, Cheap cash store, Georgetown, D. C. Oct. 15- -2w2aw (k) Prepare for a rainy day.?Look up your old Umbrellas, and send them to the subscriber in fair weather to be repaired, and thus give him time to do the work faithfully; for in rainy weather the press is so great that the work may not be well done, as " nothing is well done that is done in a hurry." Umbrellas for sale from 37$ cents up to SC, com prising a general assortment of green, blue, and black silk and gingham umbrellas. A large assortment of articles suitable for every description of repairs. Don't forget the place. D- PIERCE, Penn. avenue, between 12th and 13th sts. Sep 21?eotf LITHOGRAPHY?The undersigned have, in-connexion with their establishment, a lith ographic printing office, and are prepared to exe cute orders for checks, promissory notes, drafts, bills of exchange, circulars, See. Specimens can he seen on application at the store. COLLINS, BOWNE, & CO., 11th st., six doors north of Penn. avenue, Branch of Stationers'Hall, 174 and 176, Oct. 11?tf. (in) Pearl street, New York. *]UstfUaiU0tts. ELECTION.-At a Special Meeting of tbe "Columbia Musical Association" for the aunual election of officers, the following gentle men were elected a committee to preside over the affair* of that society for one year. Andrew Schad, John Edgab, J. E. Sciiell. Professor Chas. Lknschow was unanimously re-elccted Conductor, and Professor Andrew Schad elected Second Leader. Note. ? Amateurs wishing to improve them selves in playing on any instrument are invited to join the society, where they will have an excellent opportunity to perfect themselves. Application can be made to cither of the gentlemen belonging to the Committee. By order, Oct 26?3t* A. SCHAD, Secretary. CHARLES G. WEAVER, Attorney at Law and General Agent for the prosecution of claims against the government, Washington. D. C. Oct 19?lyd&cp I^NAMELLEI) PARLOR AND CHAM. j berGrates; circular, square, and oval patterns, of the latest styles and of the highest finish. The al?ove are just received and for sale by R. II ASK IMS, Pa. avenue, south side, bet. 9th und 10th sts. Oct 19, lm. (m) STOVES*?We have Ju*t received a new supply of the latest poierns of stoves, of vari ous kinds, among which are to be found the Morn ing and Evening Star cooking stoves, for wood and coal; also, the Morning Star parlor stove, for coal, open front. WOODWARD it GUY, No. 4. north side Pa. av.,bet. 10th and 11th sts. Oct 21?3t. New fall styles op gentle men's Furnishing Goods.?CHARLES H. LANE has just returned froin New York, and is now opening a large and elegant assortment ol Cravats, Scarfs, Stocks, Ties, Gloves, Suspenders, Handkerchiefs, Hosiery, &c., together with all other articles usually found in a first-class estab lishment. The public are respectfully invited to call and examine my stock, which will be chcerfully ex hibited to all with polite attention. Reasonable prioes and fair dealing may be relied upon. LANE'S Hat, Cap. and Gentlemen's Furnishing Establishment, Penn. av., near 4} St. Oct. 5 Mantels, iron railings, and Spring Mattresses. The Mantels are a new, I cheap, and beautiful article, manufactured upon : stone, in imitation of the richest Marbles, of the most rare and desirable kinds. In style and finish they stand unequalled, and are not injured by coal, gas, smoke, or acids. At the north they are be coming extensively used, and give perfect satis faction. Builders and others wishing to purchase are re quested to call and examine for themselves. Also, Pier Slabs to match the Mantels, of the same materials. Iron Cemetery and other Fencing and Railings. Will be kept constantly on hand, a variety of patterns, for which orders will be received and promptly executed. Premium Spring Mattresses, a new article, far superior to anything of the kind now in use. R. HASKINS. Agent, Penn. avenue, south side, near 10th street. Oct 19?lm (m1 AT PRIVATE SALE. A Good Chance for an Investment. THE subscriber, intending to go south, offers a rare chance for an investment in his Steam Saw Mill Property, which is located on the east side of Crawford street, south of Market square. Thia? property fronts on Crawford street 56J feet, and runs back to the river channel about 800 or 1,000 feet, and when Water street is opened, it will have four fronts altogether. The engine is twenty-five horse-power. There will be no public ' sale of this property, and if not sold privately by the 15th of December, it will then be for rent. For terms, which will be accommodating, apply to Colonel M. Cooke, Norfolk, to Wilson flc Grice, William H. Wilson, Portsmouth, or to the sub scriber. J. K. COOKE. P. S.?Persons purchasing this valuable prop erty, can be supplied with timber, either through the canal, or down the railroad. J. K. C. Raleigh (North Carolina) Standard and Balti more Sun copy one month and send bills to this office. Oct 23?2awlm JOHN W. McMATH, Attorney and Coun sellor at Law, Solicitor in Chancery, and Nota ry Public, Mackinac, Michigan. jjSD~ All business enlrusted with him will be done with care and dispatch. Business of the Up per Peninsula will receive prompt attention. Oct. I I?tf. C'1 KEEN'S INK ERASER and PAPER J Cleaner tor Bookkeepers. Clerks, and Lit erary Gentlemen.?A new kind of eraser or rub ber, far superior to any article' for the same pur pose ever yet introduced; aside from its superior qualities as a pencil cleaner, it removes ink and other stains with more facility than the ordi nary scraper, and leaves the surface of the paper unharmed. Manufactured by the inventor and sold by COLLINS, BOWNE & CO., Branch of Sationers' Hall, Nos. 174 and 176 Pearl street; 11th street, 6 doors north of Penn sylvania avenue, who are also sole agents for Green's Penail Rubber. Oct 7?tf (m) PROFESSIONAL CARD. DRS. R. ?fc J. HUNTER, member* of the Royal College of Surgeons, late of Islington, London, have taken up their residence in Wash ington, 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. The peculiarity of the treatment em ployed by Drs. H., is that the remedies employed are administered by Inhalation, in the form ot vapor. Residence and office, 12th street, between G and II streets. (m) Sep 21?ly ELECT CLASSICAL and Mathematical School.?The subscriber has removed hit school to College Hill, where a commodious build ing is being fitted tip for its reception. As the Preparatory Department of the Colum bian College, it will continue to preserve the char acter of a strictly select school, designed for lay ing the foundation of a thorough English, Classi cal, and Mathematical education. Tne next ses sion will commence on the 12th of September, and close on the last of June. Terms: S12 50 per quarter, payable in advance. At a small additional charge, the students will be permitted to attend the Lectures delivered in College on Chemistry, Geology, and Mineralogy, and also to receive instruction in French and other Modern Languages by the Professor in that de partment. Pupils may be boarded at the College, under the special care and superintendence of tne Principal. The necessary expenses of a full boarding student will be about $190 per academic year, and of a weekly boarder will not exceed $150. GEORGE S. BACON, Principal Refers to the Faculty of the Columbian College; Col. J. L. Edwards, Col. Peter Force, Wm. Gun ton, Esq.; L. D. Gale, M. D., of the Patent Office; Joseph Wilson, Esq., of the Land Office ; and Pro fessor C. C. Jewett, of the Smithsonian Institute. Sep 21?tf Mount pleasant hotel, capi tol Hill, Washington, for rent?The above Hotel U offered for reat, either with or without the Furniture and other fixtures. It is one ofthe most desirable situations in .the city, and an excel lent location for business. Possession may be had at any time between this and the middle of Octo bcr next. To a gentleman of respectability desi rous of keeping a hotel, a fine opportunity ia of fered. Application to be made to the present pro prietor. S.n2i_2w JOHN FOY. gfisnllatufins. THE SPIRIT OF THE TIMES; a chron icle of the turf, agriculture, field sports, liter ature, und the stage, embellished Willi splendid steel engravings. Published every Saturday morn ing, at No. 3 Park Place, New York. John Rich ards, publisher. William T. Porter, editor. Oct 12* Try abottle of the ??Italian Trieopherous.''?It is warranied to be an iu fiuliblc remedy for strengthening aud restoring the hair. Sold at 25 cents a bottle at Henry Seitz's Cigar store, corner of Penn. avenue and li street, south side. Oct 17 URNISHED ROOMS,"with Hoard, In a genteel, quiet family, can be obtained on F street, equi-distunt from the Treasury and Patent Office, on application at this office. Sep. 5?2awiflm DRS. E.H.&J. A. CAR MICHAEL have this day associated themselves in the practice of medicine. Their office is ou Pennsylvania av enue, north side, between 12th and 13th streets. Sep 29?lmd G GA. WATSON, Marble and Brown Stone s Yard. Massachusetts avenue, between 4th aud 5th streets, Washington city. D- C. Marble Mantles and Monumnnti, TiM.ibt.id H??d-stones. kept constantly on hand. All building work fur nished At the shortest notice and at moderate prices, Oct 5?1 in (m) O BLANK BOOK MANUFACTURERS. Medium, deiny, and Hat-cap papers, for sale by COLLINS, BOWNE fc CO., 11th st., six doors north of Penn. avenue. Branch of Stationers' Hall, 174 and 176. Pearl street, New York. N. B.?Orders received for book-binders' mate rials. (m) Oct. 11?tf. LANK BOOKS, LEDGERS, JOUR nals, Day-Books. drc., for sale from the shelves, or made to order by COLLINS, bOWNE & CO., 11th St., six doors north of Pena. avenue, Branch of Stationers' Hall, 174 and 176, Oct. 11?tf. (m) Pearl street. New York. ETTER AND FOOLSCAP PAPERS, ruled und plain, from SI 25 to $7 50 per ream, for sale by COLLINS, BOWNE ic CO., 11th st., six doors north of Penn- avenue, Branch of Stationers' Hall, 174 and 176, Oct. 11?tf. (m) Pearl street, New York. New store AND NEW GOODS.?New Hat, Cap, and Gentleman's Furnishing Store, 2d door east of the United States Hotel.-?I have just opened a splendid lot of hats, caps, shirts, collars, cravats, hosiery, &c., all of which are of the latest styles and fashions, to which I invite the attention of all who are in want of such articles. My hats are manufactured expressly for me of the best ma terial, and I will warrant that they give satisfaction to the wearer. J- D- HENDLEY. Oct. 9--6t . AGN1FICENT LOUIS XIV PIANOS.? The subscriber ia this day receiving, per barque Maryland, from Boston, a supply of mag nificent Louis XIV. and Central Pianos, from the factory of Mr. Chickering, Boston, whose experi ence of thirty years, and whose world-wide repu tation are the best testimonials of the excellence of his instruments. Also, on hand, a full assortment of excellent New York Pianos. The subscriber's stock of Piau6s is now the largest ever offered in this city, embracing every variety of grade and pattern. By the packet, which sails from Boston on Sa turday next, he will receive an additional supply of 7-octave Pianos. Second-hand Pianos taken in part payment of new ones. New Music received semi-weeklv. RICHARD DAVIS, Oct 12?eo3t (m) Penn. avenue. AS FIXTURES.?The subscriber has on hand, and is daily receiving from the cele brated factory of Cornelius, Parker iSc Co., Phila delphia, a large and handsome collection of chan deliers, brackets, pendants. &zc., embracing all their new patterns, which he will dispose of at the man ufacturer's retail prices. Those in want of gas fixtures will find it to .their interest to call and ex amine patterns and prices Sep 24?eod2m. Iron Hall. BRANCH OF STATIONERS' HALL, Not. 174 and 176 Pearl street, New York. COLLINS. BOWNE & CO., Importers ot foreign and dealers in domestic stationery, are now offering one of the largest and best se leoted storks 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, consisliag ot bath post, plain and gilt edge; plain, gilt, and embossed note; cap, let ter, commercial note, commercial packet, and lolio 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 strnw boards; blank, pass, and memorandum books, ol every variety; laney, mar ble, and colored papers, at very low prices. Gold pens, with and without silver holders, and steel pens, cutlery, tec., with an endless assortment ol stationers' goods, and envelopes of every descrip tion. COLLINS. BDW NE 6c CO. 11th st.. 6 doors north oi Penn. avenue. Oct. 4?ly# ('?) ARBLE MANTLES.?Marble works.? it. The subscriber bees leave to inform his friends and the public that kc has increased his stock of Marble Mantles, comprising Sienna, Brockedelia, Spanish, Egypt*11 vein, Italian, and black marble, richly carved uid plain, ol the <-*t quality, newest style, and superior finish, wliu u he offers for sale low for cash. Also, Marblei Monu ments, Tombs, and Heads one Nabs; Lastern Marble for window sills, liitels, steps, and plat forms ; Marble tile, counter and table tops; soap stone, calcined plaster, $2 75 per barrel. Also on hand a large lot ol Connecticut Brown Stone, New York Flags and Steps, suitable for building purposes. He invites the attention ol builders and others to his b:ock? and will endeavor to give satisfaction to all vho may favor him with their orders. r-. WM. RUTHERFORD. On E St., bet. 12th and 13th. Oct. 9?6m. (mj _ EDICAL EXAMINATIONS.?THE itjl undersigned will open rooms on the 1st of December, for the purpose of examining Medi cal students in the District of Columbia. Wc propose to devote ourselves, at convenient hours, to daily examinations ol students, especially in reference to the usual courses of Lectures de livered in the city of Washington. The examinations will embrace, in their scope, Anatomy, Surgery, Obstetrics, Diseases of women and children, Physiology, Materia Medica, Prin ciples and Practice of Medicine, Microscopical | Anatomy, Chemistry, snd the more important j parts of medical jurisprudence. The course, being confined solely to examina* tions, will continue daily, snd will close the latter i end of March. i Suitable illustrations, by means of preparations, specimens, instruments, etc., will be afforded du ring the co???uaM ? saUNDERS, M. D., Demonstrator of Anatomy in the National ALEXANPE& J SEMME9. M. D., Physician to the United State* Jail. For tickets apply to Dr. Wm. H. Saundera, cor i ner of 4} street and Louisiana avenue, opposite ! the Citv Hal!, cr to Dr. A. J Semmes, cast side ol street, betwee: Pennsylvania and Missouri Washington, Oct 2, 1953?2awtDl iln'^'igencer.) Dr. VAN PATTEN, SURGEON DENTHT, Penn avenue, b?tw#?u 6th and 7th sts^ next to Todd's Hat Store- S?P *1 * <f M M gUsnllaiuotts. ANEW THING ENTIRELY.?The most astonishing performance beard of! Barrel*, firkins, kegs, mid all description of'cooper-w ork, made ard finished, without a defect, air-tight, and smooth enough to varnish, entirely by machinery. The limber is taken in the bolt, the staves are sawed hollowing, and with the grain, cut of a uni form length, dressed perfectly smooth in and out side, of a uniform thickness, jointed with perfect ac curacy, each having its proportionate bilge accord ing to itswidth.and the strength ofeach fully tested, the cask it bowelled. chamfered, croa?e cut, heads turned, and the whole prepared for the hooping process in a manner so perfect, complete, and superior a finish, that we challenge the world to produce the equal, and that at tho rate of from two hundred to threo hundred per day to each machine. By this process, all casks can be made, from the smallest white-lead keg, to the largest size cask iu general use ; all of which, can be warranted to hold the most subtle fluids, or adapted to the packing of any description of goods. In fact, the machinery cannot make an imperfect article, unless the fault is exelurimfy in the timber. Persons desirous of purchasing the right to use this machinery in the States of Virginia. Maryland, Kentucky, Missouri, or the eastern half of Penn sylvania, can obtain any information by applying to the subscriber at Washington City, D. C., who is sole proprietor for that portion of territory, under an assignment from Win. Trapp, the patentee. ALLAN POLLOCK. Oct. 15?eodlin. I Prospectus of meyer's univer kum.?In commencing the issue of the second volume of the Universum, the publisher makes his grateful acknowledgments for the kindness ot 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, aud that he accordingly feels him self justified in bringing it out in an improved style. It will continue to enjoy the supervision ot the same editor, who will be able to devote to it a greater degree of care, and every effort will be made to give interest and value to each number that appears. The views presented iu 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 ot 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 Jevoted to viewa 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 United State* III initiated, which will soon make its appearance in numbers, in a style of befitting elegance, but at a price within the means of all. 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A CARD. 3^o the Building community of Washington L and its vicihity?FREDERICK E GEIGER, j aster Builder and Architect, respectfully thanks his friends and tha public generally for past favors, and hopes to be favored with their continuance, as he is prepared to execute all kiads of work in his liue of business at the shortest notice, and on the most reasonable terms. He will also make Plans. Specificatiens, and su perintend any kind of work tuat may be entrusted to his care. Pace of business and residence on G street, bet? oeu 6th and 7th streets. N p 27?1 mod k STEAMBOAT FOR 8ALE~~ -rt" propeller PENNSYLVANIA, 25 borse power, new engine and boiler, in complete jrder, carrying 90 tons, or 3000 bushels of grain, ? offered at private sale. The boat is suitable for either canal or river navigation, and will answer ;rfll for towing. Apply to G. A. SAGE, corner of 1st street, east. C street, Capitol Hill. Sep 21?3t Mtas^ington jSmtiiul. Corre*pouclfn<'? r>r the New York Sund?jr Time*. European Chit Chat. Los don, (Mober 7.?There is to be a great city of Loudon meeting, at which the Earl of Aber deen is to be abused to any extent, and a me morial to the queen got up, praying her to dis miss him from office. His imbecility is indeed very apparent and contemptible. Who can succeed him, as prime minister ? Every one points to Palmerston, by far the most incon sistant, but also the most clever, politician of the present day. The present price of 6read in London is ex actly double what it was this time last year? that is, it was three halfpence per pound, and is threepence, equal to your six cents. In Paris, by order of the emperor, bread is sold at the old price, but this involves a sacrifice (for the bakers) of ?1,700 a day. When food gets cheaper, the bakers will be allowed to make up what they lose now, by laying on a small advance in price. James Matheson, the rich East India mer chant, who was made a baronet by Lord John Ilussell, is to be made a peer, it is said, as Lord Stornoway. He owns Stornoway castle, in the Scottish island of Lews. He is now M. P. for Rosa and Cromarty. His father was a half pay Scotch officer, and the future peer has raised a colossal fortune by industry and enterprise. The Earl of Elgin, it is said, will be made a marquis, and sent back to Canada as head of a new confederated government of all the British North American provinces. His lordship's earldom is just two hundred years old, having been conferred in 1G53. He is forty-two years old, and has been in Canada since 1846. The Earl of Carlisle, (who visited the United States when he was Lord Morpeth,) has gone to Persia from Tnrkey, and will return to Eng land before Christmas. If he were only to write an account of his travels, how entertain ing it would be, for he writes well, and has had great opportunities, from his wealth and rank, of seeing persons and things inaccessible to the majority of tourists. He is author, among other things, of a play (enacted) called " The Last of the Greeks." Australia is becoming so great a country, from the discovery of mineral wealth and in crease of population, that England meditates the recall of the present governor, and the di vision of New South Wales into four separate governments, each with its head and official staff. At this moment, Australia is the only British colony not an expense to the mother country. It nas its own separate and inde pendent legislature, and, no doubt, will pro claim its independence some fine day before long. ? Near Epernav, in Frauce, had lately sprung up an immense manufactory of champagne, from the rhubarb plant. The " Heidsick" champagne, so run on in America, is totally unknown (by that name, at leastl in Europe. Though the Russian soldiers, (officers as well as men,) are the worst paid in Europe, the maintenance of the Russian army absorbs more than half the actual revenue of the em pire. The Due d'Aumale has purchased Orleans House, Twickenham, on the banks of the Thames, where Louis Phillippe resided in his first exile. The Due and his family are resid ing there now. Don Miguel's wife has presented him with a son, who has been baptised, very ceremoniously, as heir to the crown of Portugal?which there is 6mall chance of his ever wearing. N'importe! what.a fine inheritance is hope! The trousseau of the future empress of Aus tria is being got up, "regardless of expense," by Madame Beauvais, of Paris. The dress in which the princess will be married is of white drap (Tarpeut, flounced with silver blonde, each ; flounce headed with bows of narrow striped silver, the ends left long?straight and plain corsage?short sleeves?embroidered train? I silver worked in with a deep train of orange blossoms and lilly of the valley; this train to | be a rAntigone, or classic?lace veil, pendent from a diadem of jewels?orange blossom wreath full over the temples. For new female fashions small checks are in favor. For evening dresses, the rich brocades of Louis XV. are coming back?patterns large. For winter cloaks, the Talmas will be nowhere, and the Evangeline the rage?made of velvet or rich silk, the top or collar of ribbon. A new mantelette will be only us low as the waist be hind, but reaching to the knees in front It is to fit tightlv over the bosom, and have a small hood, lined with silk of a bright color and richly braided. Bonnets will remain small, but fitting much closer to the side of the face? lace and flowers to be the only trimmings, vice ribbons cashiered. One broad ribbon, called the " Marguerite," is to be of bright colors, de scending through the bandeaux of lace and flowers in a spiral twist, as low as the fall of the shoulders or the fall of the bosom. The effect is charming. Flowers will bo univer sally worn?small weeda and wild flowers being j preferred. They will even come in as hends of flounces. Old jewelry will bo much worn. Pocket handkerchiefs with embroidered frilling (instead of lace, which is voted vulgar now) at J the edges. Embroidery on female articles ot I linen (handkerchiefs and chemisettes, for ex- ; ample?not to go further) to be in colors, and not large patterns. The publishing season is about commencing, j but the announcements of new books do not hold out much promise of value or variety. John Ruskin's third and concluding volume | of " The Stones of Venice," will appear in a few davs. It will show the fall of Venitian I architecture. Mr. Ruskin is undoubtedly a j clever man, despite the extravagance of his ! leading opinion that Turner was the greatest painter the world ever saw. When Turner I died without leaving him a fat legacy, Rus kiu's opinion of his genius underwent a great ! change. Bently announces a book of travels, in two i volumes, by Alfred Bunn, to be called "Old England atid Young England-," also two more volumes of "Memorials and Correspondence of Sir Charles James Fox," from the incapable editorship of Lord John Russel; Guizot's "Cromwell and the Commonwealth, from the Execution of Charles I. to the Death of Crom well"?1649 to 1658; "Life and Letters of Lord ; Metcalfeformerly governor general of India, \ Jamaica, and Canada; a Life of the Rajah, Sir James Brooke, in three volumes; a History of the French Bourbons, from the Restoration in 1815 to the Revolution in 1830?(this will be a reli able work, as Eyre Crowe, the author, is the man best versed in modern history;) the Let ters of the Poet Gray, edited by the Rev. John Mitford, who conducts the Gentleman's Maga zine ; a new novel by Miss Cooper, daughter of James Fenuiinore Cooper ; "The Last Days of the Emperor Charles V." by M. Mignet; ! "Memoirs of Illustrious Europeau Characters, : by Lamartine, the poet; a new and enlarged edition of Theodore Hook's Life and Remains, aud a History of the Literature of England, in three volumes. . . t Taking advantage of the recent hubbub about WASHINGTON SENTINEL TERMS OF ADVERTISING. Oue s?juare (ten lines) 1 insertion (0 UJ t< M ? 2 " 75 ? ? 3 M I 00 ?? M "1 week 'i 00 " ** '? 1 month & 00 Yearly advertisements subject to special ar rangement. Long advertisements at reduced rates. Religious, Literary, and Charitable notice* in serted gratuitously. All correspondence on business must be prepaid. the Hon. Mrs. Norton, (who is not "Lady Car oline Norton,"' as I see some American paper* miscalling her,) Bently lias issued a shilling edition of her early poem, ''The Undying One." Bently further announces a great change in the price of all new and original novels aud ro mances to be published by hitn, from the first day of October. Instead of charging half a guinea a volume for a three volume work, he will charge that sum for the whole, or 3s. Gd. per volume. He calculates on a greatly in creased sale compensating him for this reduc tion. It is something to knock down, "in ox;e fell swoop," two-thirds of the price of boobi. Bently has been very successful with a new work, by Mrs. Colin Mackenzie, called "Life in the Mission, the Camp, and the Zenana." It is a record, to a certain extent, of missionary la bor and adventure, miugled with military life and glimpses at the interior life of the Hin doos?a nook, in short, which you can scarcely lay down when once you are fairly in for its perusal. W. H. Bartlett, the artist, announces u Me morials of the Pilgrim Fathers," with 30 illus trations on steel and lots of wood cuts; and the author of "Ye Maiden and Married Life of Mary Powell," announces "Cherry and Violet, a Tale of the Great Plague." Lockhart has resigned the editorship of the Quarterley Review. The snlory was ? 1,500 a year, besides separate payment, as to any other contributor, for any articles from hi} pen. Ill-health is the cause of his retirement. He has saved money, and is auditor of the Dutchy of Cornwall, with ?1,200 a year. His succes sor will be the Rev. Whitwell Elwin, of Booton, who has been a Quarterly Reviewer for some time. Charles Dickens is going to read two of his Christmas tales ("Itie Carol" and "The Cricket on ihe Hearth,") for the benefit of the Literary and Scientific Institute at Birming< ham. The opening numbers of Thackeray's serial ("The Newcomes") has appeared, and every one is reading it. The illustrations, by Doyle, are vastly superior to Thackeray's owu rude mannerisms. The story is prefaced bv a dull par aphrase of one of La Fontaine's fables, put for ward as a sort of apology for Thackeray's perpet ually showing the dark side of human nature. Then comes in Colonel Newcome and his young son. who first figure in the Coal Hole, or some such classic ground, and are there encountered and disgusted by Captain Costigan, late of "Pendennis." This chapter is very clever. It is followed by a running back through the an tecedents of the Newcomes, much iu the old style, and concluded a little clumsily I think, by several epistles, which tell, in a roundabout way, what the narrative should have done ia half a dozen sentences. On the whole, the Newcomes promise pleasant company. Thkatbical and Musical. Meyerbeer's new opera, to be produced at the Opera Comique, in Paris, before Christmas, is to be called the "Star of the North," (" L'Etoile du Nord,") and has already been cast. Some talk of a German operatic company visiting Paris. The experiment, when tried before, has always failed. A report is out, for the hundredth time, that Jenny Lind will come out again, next season, at Covent Garden, in opera. There is little chance of that By all accounts she is happy and contented in her private life. Madame Sontag, it would appear, bv London green-room report, will not return to "England until the beginning of 1855, when she will for mally take leave of the profession, and her last public singing in Paris is to be during the world'a fair which Louis Napoleon is now get ting up. Sontag appeared on the Parisian boards in 1826, when sb? twenty-three years old. In 1828, when she was sucu a ia vorite with the Londoners, she was Countess Rossi, though performing under her maiden name. Sontag, born in 1802, is now turned fifty?a human evergreen ! Grisi and Mario, as I predicted months ago. will not now visit America. Grisi was afraid of the long voyage, so severely is she a martyr to sea sickness, but this might have been borne, if she were sure of her money. The idea wjas, (as we understand it here,) not to give her ?5,000 in advance, but to pay her out of the proceeds to be realized in America by thejoint vocalisin of Mario and herself. Grisi and Mario (who are in the hands of Cramer k Beale, the contractors for Jullien in America) make their last appearance in Scot laud, October 15, at Edinburgh. Hitherto this farewell tour has been extremely lucrative. They perform on October 6 at Birmingham, at i Machin's concert. Rachel is said to have obtained a year's leave I of absencp from the Theatre Francais in Paris, and leaves in December for St. Petersburg. There the Czar will appropriate ?4,000 towards paying a French company with whom sho can play, and is to give ?16,000 to herself, lu pre seuts, also, she may connt on ?4.000 more. A uiee fortune for twelve months' triumphs. Louisa Pvne and William Harrison?the pret tiestaud the heaviest singers on the English stage?(the lady having the beauty,) commence a theatrical tour this month. Siui3 Reeves has no particular engagement?'cause why?he in sists, as first tenor, on his wife, who sings mode rately well, being the prima douna. G. V. Brooke, whose success at Drury Lane has really been very great, was entertained, last Monday, at a complimentary dtjtuner given by some fifty dramatic people and amateurs, at tbo Coal-Hole, in the Strand. A strange place, vou will say; but then, T. E. Smith, the Drury Lane lessee, was proprietor of this tavern before he became manager, and has an interest in it yet, now that "Chief Baron Nicholson" rules the roast therein. Mr. Smith stated, what is a fact, that the receipts at Drury Laue theatre have been greater than at any period during the last twenty-five years. He' then presentea Brooke with a diamond ring, and a handsome dirk, to be used in playing Ilamlet. Charles Kean re-opens the Princess's on the 10th, with "Sardanapalus." He has two uew plays by Lovell, (author of "The Wife's Secret,") for "which, three years ago, he paid ?800. Wby not produce them ? Shakspeare at the Surrey, Miss Romer's opera company having gone. Creswick as Prospero, in "The Tempest," George Bennett as Caliban, Fanny Wallack, as a charming Miranda, and Madame Castaglioni, as a pirou etting Ariel. Marylebone theatre open, under J. W. Wa!? 1 lack, and doing well. H. Vandenhoff, O. Cooke, and Mrs. H. Gordon the best cards in his bands ?very small trumps indeed. _ Th* Strand doing well. Shakspcare at the ^ ictoria; J. E. I Mills as Prospero, Hicks as Caliban, aud Mrs. H. Vining as Miranda. Colonel Rajani, (husband to the celebrated Mademoiselle Grassi, and uncle by marriage to Judith Grisi.) is spoken of as likely to become director of the Italian opera at Paris. A new opera by Liszt, and an attempt at one by our Prince Albert's elder brother, are to be produced, it is said, at the theatre Lyn^u^ at Paris.