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Wurtf't HuiJdmg, turn ik? Cap net,
DailyT per anauia, in advance . 910 00
Tri-Weekly 0 00
Weekly 2 00
To Clubs or Individuals, subscribing lor
live or more copies?
Tri-Weekly, per annum, in advance 93 00
? Weeky " " I 50
.JE^-Postmisusr# are requested to act as agents.
I of the Dead having just been dedicated with
impropriate ceremonies for the purpose, is now
open for the reception or the remains of dec*need
'' The Mausoleum has capacity lor a hundred
bodies, in which such friends of the dead, as may
apply, enn place the departed until they select
sue* for graves. .
The plan of the incorporators is one of equality
n reeard to the lots, which will not be put up
publicly for ?le, (although they usually bring a
premium,) making the early selections of lota the
11,1Untif an office is established in the city of Wash
ington, applications will be punctually ???nded to
at the present office, in the east wing of the build
ing on entering the Cemetery.
Visiters are requested not to drive fast through
the Cemetery Sround^ g HUMPHK.EYS.
N. B. Glenwood is situated * short distance
due north of the Capitol. Aug 27?3m
~ take notice.
P, under the United States Hog, would re
spectfully inform his cuR?m?r?> endI the .pubUo
jrenerallv, that he has just received New Fall and
Winter Goods, in great variety. Such as CU>ths,
Cassimeres, and Vesting., of the ^port*
tion and is prepared to have them made up at
the shortest notice, in the most fashionable man
ncr, and at low rates of prices.
Haviug made arrangements to go into the
" Beady-made Clothing business" extensivetyllhis
seasuu. he feels confident that he can offer to
? hose wishing to purchase a stock of Cothing,
not inferior to any in this city, and not made up at
the north, as is usually the cue'with work add
here; but cut in his own establishment, and made
by our own needy citiaens m tbisjdull ?**>?< jj
low rales of prices. He is enabled, therefore, to
compete with northern work in point of prices ,
and Ih to quality and style, he will leave for those
v ho favor him with a call to judge.
lie can sell whole suits. Coat, PaHts, and Vest,
at the following low rate*:
Good suit lor business purposes, out of cloth or
cassinaere, for the small sum of ?. ?..-gj
Dress and Frock Coats, from.. S O o 5^0
Over-coats of different styles, from... -912 W 925
Black and lancy Pantaloons, from.T.g 50 to $ 10
Silk and velvet Vests, from OOto ?tu
ThisVock of Clothing is of a superior qua)lily,
and has been made up since he roeeived the fall
"?tuJSZiZlZ* ?h""i ? ""?? """r"
of lancv articles?such as gloves, cravats, collars,
""Soli ag^t' for the sale of Scott's Report of
Fashions in this city.
Sept 14 ?tf
and other Book* ?Odd* and End? from an
old Drawer, by Werdna Retny.i, M. D.
Pippins and Pics, by Stirling Coyne.
Charade Dramas, lor the drawing room.b/ Anne
^Pleasures, Objects, nnd Advantages of Litera
ture, by the Rev. Robert Arts Willenott.
Heir of Selwood, by Mrs. Gore.
Matilda Lonsdale, or tthe eldest sister, by
Charlotte Adams.
A Tour round my Garden.
lliidred, the Daughter, by Mrs. Newton Or
"rLhwood Priary, or Mortimer's College Life.
lIor.es and Hounds, a practical treatise on their
"oXHof Chemical Analysis, prepared for the
r, : | laboratory at Giessen, by Dr. Heinnch
Will; translated from the German by Daniel Breed,
M D of the United States Patent
1 nk:vl Bookrtore, near 9th st.
^ perfectly siiple and cheap, and must come in
to general use. ?
The following are a few complimentary opin
'? P*a?krhMolIt" x% -K new and very neat use
ful invention for moistening post office stamps,
envelopes, sheets in a copying book,
bank bills, &C. This does away with the *?*???
able method of moistening stamps, &c., wi h l
mn*ue It is a patent article, vary simple and
cheap, and will be universally ?dopled as won as
it is seen.? Iloflon Trantcnpl, Srpt. IBM.
Patkr Mu?tw??A new invention for mois
taniug postage stamps, env^opes, sheets in a
copying book, counting bank bills, fce.. The
common way of mo stening stamps with the
fondue is very disagreeable and inconvenient;
? umial wav of wetting sheet? in a copying
?l l h which ha. to be dipped in
^e'r .V.nconvenient and very difficult to give
niiler'an even moisture, which is very desirable
paper a , This article obviates these
and must come into general ,,se.?fFott'
Sfjtt; lS5i.
?ump#nntr;eir\"d.t^bTti!Z^ wis
sa^e'the'tongue a^ 1?^'^"
Agent for W"?hin^J'YLOR & MAURY,
l?n 17 Bookstore, near 0th st.
Peaches*Qulnees* Damsons, Blackberries,
Strawberries and Raspb.rr.es, and Pin#
BlifcuSl!? Jellies, in half .nd one-pound
Red'currsat Jellies, in half pint and qaart
Grape, Quince. Crab Apple, and Plums.
P.nc Annie stid Crab Apple Marmalades.
IVachrssnd Pine Apple in cans, hermetically
rine^A pple* Pesches, Green Gages, preserved
These Preserves, Jellies. &o., are of the best
p... ?p io brothers.
No. 40, opposite Centre Market.
Dec 17? lwif
I for the current year. The list is now onen
nnd every subscriber of g 50 'w'lllmoli
I. An impression of a Plate, by J. T- ?
A R. A., from the original picture, by J. J. Chalon,
R A.." A Water Party." . , _
II. A volume containing thirty Wooi L?fr**
vmis * illustrating: subject* from Lord Byron s
nnpm of " Child llarolde j" and
HI The chance of obtaining one of the Prl*e?
to be allotted at the general meeting in April,
b, bl??lf .
of .n Iron, onooflhc P"Wic e.hlhHto,.
Stateettes in bronze of Her Majesty on horse
back, by T. Thorneycroft.
Conies in bronze, from an original Model in re
lief by R. Jefferson, of " The entry of the Duke of
Wellington into Madrid.
.Statuettes in porcelain or parian.
M.Riiur Mter ihr
R \ , " The Three Bows, from Moliera a twur
tfe?s Gentilhonome. u...?
* Honorary Secretaries for WtjkiogtoaMaaars
TAYLOR & MAURY, Booksellera. J?n. 24
rilRaVELINQ and Packing Tr?nk? of
H all qnalltlea^?A large variety conrtMt'f M
k..d, .?d lb, ..u cb,.^ ^ STBTEM,
T PROPOSE to publish in th6 city of Wu?Iiinp
X t?ni in September, a political newspaper, un
der the name of the WASHINGTON SENT!
In doing so, it is proper I should make known
the principles it will maintain, and the policy it
will advocate.
It will support cordially and earnestly the prin
ciples of the Democratic party of the United State."
it does not propose to be the organ of any Depart
ment of the Government, except in so far as an in
dependent maintenance of the doctrines of that
party may represent its opinions and express its
It will not be ambitious to commend itself to the
people by a blind flattery of their rulers. It will
seek public support by the bold avowal of the
sentiments whicn are common to the genuine
Democracy of the Union, and by the condemna
tion of all such as may conflict with them, from
whatever quarter they may come. It will seek to
be (and it will endeavor to deserve the title) the
organ of the Democratic party of the United
States. v
The Simtimxl will maintain, as a fundaments
truth of that great party, that the States formed the
Union between them by the ratification of the Con
stitution as a compact; by which, also, they created
the Federal Government, and delegated to 'it,
as their common agent, the powers expressly
specified in it, with an explicit reservation of all
others to the States, or to their separate govern
ments. The exercise of any powers beyond these
thus delegated, is, therefore, an usurpation of the
reserved authority of the States by the agent 01
their own creation.
The Skntuoel will uphold and defend the Union
upon the basis of the rights of the States?under
the Constitution?and thus by sedulously guarding
the latter, it will the more efiectually strengthen
and perpetuate the former.
With regard to the exercise of the powers of the
Federal Government, the Skntinkl will take a?
the principles of its action, that Congress shall ex
ercise no power which has not been delegated by
the Constitution, according to a strict and fair in
terpretation of its language and spirit; and that i<
shall not seek to attain indirectly an object through
the exercise of constitutional power, for the direct
attainment of whieh it has no delegation of power.
In other words, all powers exercised muBt be
clearly granted, and all granted powers must be
used for no purpose, except such as is clearly in*
tended by the Conatitbtion.
In respect to the internal administration of the
Government, the Szmtinkl will sustain the settled
policy of the Democratic party. It will labor to
inculcate this cardinal doctrine of Democratic in
ternal policy:?that this Government will best
promote the freedom and prosperity of the people
of the Stales, by being less ambitious to exercise
power, and more anxious to preserve liberty; and
by leaving to the individual States the manage
ment of all their domestic concerns?while it con
tents itself with guarding the confederacy from
external violence, and directing the foreign policy
of the country to the promotion of the common
interests, and defence of the cofnmon rights, and
honor of the States composing it.
The Skxtinxi. will advocate such a progressive
foreign policy as will suit itself to the exigencies,
and correspond with the expanding interests of the
country. That policy should be energetic and de
cided ; but should temper firmness with liberality
and make its highest ends consist with the strictest
principles of justice. The real interests of the
country, upon each occasion demanding attention
will be its guide in the course the Sxntixxi. wil
The national policy of the world in this age is
essentially aggressive. In the growing sense ot
weakness of some of the nation* of the Old World,
and the ambitious restlessness of others, a com
mon motive to colonial extension has developed
Our settled determination tc repel interference
from abroad with our domestic concerns, wil
prompt us to avoid it in the affairs of other coun
tries, unless by their foreign or colonial policy our
peace should be threatened, our security endsn
gfred, or our interests invaded. For when the
selfish interests of other nstions prompt a foreign
or colonial policy which infringes upon our rights,
and places in the pathway of our commerce a
dangerous and unfriendly rival, such a policy must
be resisted by remonstrance, and, if need be, l>y
Our foreign policy should, indeed, be defensive ;
but to be properly defensive, it must sometimes be
apparently aggressive. Our administration should
be vigilant, watchful, and energetic. The world
is full of important movements, coininercisl and
politic!, deeply concerning American trade and
American power. It is time we had an American
foreign policy. We must hsve 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
of a continent, with no neighbors but a colony, and
a worn-out, anarchical despotism. We are the
olny people whose own lana, without colonial de
fendencies, is washed by the two grest oceans ol
the world. Our agricultural productions are more
varied and more essential to civilised life, and te
human progress?our mineral and manufacturing
resources more vsst?ourfacilities and capacity for
internal and foreign commerce more extended
than those of any other people living under one
government. A continent, to a great extent, un
explored and exhaustless in-its yet hidden wealth
is at our feet. European trade seeks the great East
through avenues whioh are at our doors, or must
be made through our own limits. Europe, Asis,
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 bless
ings of liberty, civilisation, and religion, are des
tined to triumph over the barbarism and supersti
tion of the millions of the world. And shsll such
a people refuse to lay hold upon their destiny, and j
act upon the high mission to whioh it is called1
A mission so full of hope, though so laden with
responsibility, which, if properly directed, must
mgke our confederacy the harbinger of peace to
the world, as well as the peaceful arbiter of its
The SwrnwtL will, therefore, advocate a bold
and eameet foreign policy, such ae the condition ol
the country demands; but it will advocate it under
the flag of the country?nowhere else. 1m foreign
policy must be consistent with the spotless honor
and unimpeachable good faith of the country. To
be respectable at home and abroad, and to be great
in the eyes of the world, it must ask for nothing
but what is right, and submit to nothing that is
wrong. It must be liberal and magnanimous to.
the rights of others, and Arm and immoveable in
insisting on its otn. It must, in finp, bj? true to
its own interests, rights, and honor?it cannot then
be 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 ot
democratic principles we shall cordially support
and defend. Its enemies in the field or in ambush
we shall oppose, and on all proper occasions de^
To our future brethren of the press we extend
the hand of friendly greeting. The Sentinel is the
rival of no press ol its own party?the personal
enemy of none of the other.
The present Democratic Administration has our
lest wishes for its success in the establishment ot
the great principles upon whioh It came into pow??r;
ind in it# honcit labor* to attain Mich an fnd it
will And the SknTinki. its friend and coadjutor.
Turn: For the Daily paper, 110 a year, in ad
vance. For the Tri-weekly, a y^arto single
subscribers, and to clubs or persons subscribing for
!>or more copies, at the rate of $3 a year. For the
Weekly, fS a year to aingle subscribers, and to
clubs or personsatihacribing for five or more copies,
at the rate of tl AO a year; in all cases payment to
he made in advance.
All oommnnicationa should be post paid, and ad
dresaed to B*v**i.r Tocsin.
par Editors throughout the country are request
ed to copy the above Prospectus, and send ?a ?
?^yvssniwfoH, Sept. 91
General agency.?The uuderai?ne?i
nioM respectfully inform*, by this notice, his
friend* *an<l the public in general, here and esle
where, that he haa opened an Agency Office for
the prosecution of claims of every description
against the government, before the several depart
ments or Congress; procure pensions, bounty
lands, extra pay, and arrearage pay, and will at
tend to the buying and celling of real estate, the
renting of houses, and a general collecting busi
ness; he will also furnish parlies at a distance
with such information as they may desire from
the seat of government. Charges will be mode
rate. Office, at present, will be on M near 18th
Hon. J. C. Dobbin, Secretary of ike Navy.
Hon. J. Davis, Secretary of War.
N. Callan, esq., Pruident of the Biard of Com
mon Council.
Gen. John M. McCalla, Attorney at Lamt.
James ?L CauaUn, fM>
W. C. Reddall, &<?*? Department.
Jan 17?tf
ELECT CLASSICAL and Mathematical
iSchool.?The subscriber haa removed hi#
school to College Hill, where a commodious build
ing is being fitted up 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. The next he?
sion will commence on the 12th of September, and
close on the last of June.
Terms: $12 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 lhat de
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, Cel. 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 _____
STONE QUARRY.?I am prepared to fur
nish from my quarrv, opposite the Little Falls
and adjoining the quarry of the late Timothy
O'Neale, any quantity of stone that may be needed
for building purposes. Apply to the undersigned
at his house on H, between 19ih and 20th streets,
in the First ward, or to Mr. Paine, at the quarry
gan Southern and Northern Indiana Railroad
Line, carrying the Great Western United Stales
Through Mail, have the following staunch first
class steamers running on Lake Erie in connec
tien with the New York and Erie railroad from
Dunkirk, touching at Cleveland, and connecting
with their road at Toledo, and connecting directly
with the Chicago and Rock Island railroads at
Chicago, in the same depot, thus forming a daily
line for passengers and freight from New York to ,
tho Mississippi river. Niagara, Captain Miller;!
Empire, Captain Mitchell; Keystone State, Capt.
Richards; Louisiana, Captain Davenport. Also,
a Daily Line from Buffalo direct to Monroe by
those well-known magnificent Floating Palaces,
Empire State, J. Wif-on, Commander, leaves
Buffalo Mondays and Thursdays; Southern Michi
gan A. D. Perkins, Commander, leaves Buffalo
Tuesdays and Fridays; Northern Indiana, I. T
Pheatl, Commander, leaves Buffalo W ednesdays
and Saturdays. .... n i .
One of the above splendid steamers will leave
the Michigan Southern Railroad Line Dock at 9
o'clock, p. m, every day, (except Sundays) and
run direct through to Monroe, without landing, in
14 hours, where the Lightning Express Train will
ba in waiting to take passengers direct to Chicago
in 8 hours, and arriving next evening after leav
Runuing time from New York to Buffalo, four
Running tima from Buffalo to Monroe, fourteen
Running time from Monroe to Chicago, eight
hours. Total thirty-six hours.
Connecting at Chicago with a in line of loJ"
pressure steamboats to all places north of Chicago
to Green Bay; also with Chicago an.l Hock Island
Railroad to La Salle, and there connect with Illi
nois River Line of Steaml>oats, or Express 1 ram
of Illinois Central and Chicago and Mississippi
Railroads, or connecting at Rock Island with reg
ular line of Haamers for all points above and be
ow, making the cheapest and most direct route to
St. Louts, Rock Island, Minnesota, and tha Great
^The Amarican Lake Shore Railroads from Buf
falo and Dunkirk connect with this line at Toledo,
forming the only direct and cMUnuou. linao,
railroads from the Atlantic Seaboard to the Valley
of the Mississippi. Running time td Chicago, J6
hours; ta St. Louis, 56 houra.
Four Daily Trains, by railroad, all lifts wav.
Two Daily Lines, by steamers, on Lake brie.
Thus the traveller and shipper can see at
glance that no other liae can enter the lists as coro
Pepassengers ticketed through from New York
with privilege of stopping over al any point on the
route, and resuming seats at leisure, either by the
New York and Erie Railroad, via Dunkirk, New
York and Erie and Buffalo and New York City
Railroad via Buffalo; people's Line of Steamboats,
Hudson River or Harlem and New York Central
Railroads, via Albany and Buffalo.
For any further information, through tickets, or
freight, apply at the Company'?Office, No. 193
Broadway, corner of Day street, New York, to
JOHN F. PORTER, General Agent, or
L. P. DUNTON, Ticket Agent.
ATEW YORK, May * ***??
W signed haa thia day opened an offloe, No. *4
Villiam atreet, (Merchants' Exchange,) for the
transaction ofagaiwral brokerage business. ,
Bank insurance, mining, railroad, government,
State, and city securities bought and sold.
Promissory notes, bills of exchaage, and loans
n<Kp2lif EMANtTKL ?? HART.
the Houee of Repreaentatlvea^-A gentle
man who has had twenty years' experience as a
parliamentary, legal, and general ra^rterboihin
Europe and America, having several leisure hours
each day, proposes to deVote them to the^aervice
of any gentleman having writing to 4o, either for
the press or of any other description. Desiring
some mode of employing those hours until the ad
journment of the present session of Congreas he
ia perfectly indifferent as to thrcharacter of the
writing he may be required to perform, and will
perform It upon the mo* reasonable terms Com
munications addresaed to P. B.T.,nt Mrs. Ward *.
corner of 4* street and Missouri avenue, will meet
with prompt attention. References of^hclugliest
order. __
UARPER'S MAGAZINE for September is
a magnificent number, filled with superior
engravings, and for sale at Smtinimn a book
" 'The great Illustrated Magaaine of Art for Sep
tember is one of the beat that has been issued.
Leslie's Indies Ganette for Septeml?ar contains
all the new Kail fashions.
The Knickerbocker Magaxine for September
Qodev's Lady's Book. Graham's Msgaiine, an?
Putnam's Magatine, all for September, received
*nd for sale a 3HILUNGTON.8 flookatore,
i -a (?A LT ft BRO. will opan this day a magnifi
assortment of Watches. Jewelry. Silver tf .re,
and Fancy Ooodt, suitable for presents, to which
*?? *? m'*W"oa'i't k" ROTH p;R
jtn ft?St Penn av , batw 9th and 10th st
G|\ I INI. H?II)S,(3CK dc CO* CHAli
pagne.?The subscribers having been jp
upoited by Messrs. Heidsieck & Co. to >uc(**d
Mr. Charles Engler, heretofore sole agent inIhe
in the United States for the sale of their Woes,
who this day retires from business, respectfully
call the attention of the public to the subjoined
card- , , ,
The Messrs. Heidsieck 6c Co., as set forth tlrre
in, justly claim to be alone enabled to send tofhis
country the genuine Heidsieck 6c Co. Champagne,
under the same name and style as originally i*ro
duced into this market, now nearly thirty y|ars
ago, they being sole proprietors of all the idertical
vineyards, cellars, &c., which the founders and
originators of this celebrattd brand had own?d.
Such being the fact, we need not dwell upoi the
superior quality of their Wines, the reputation of
the same among the American public being already
identified with unsurpassed excellence.
We beg particularly to notice tfcat their Arand
still bears the same name of Heidsieck 6c Co., in
full, by which it first became mo favorably known,
being thereby easily distinguished from other simi
lar marks which have since appearad.
N*w York, January 1, 1854.
Successor to Charles Engler,
and sole importers in the United 9tatet.
STANISLAUS MURRAY is our sub-went for
Washington and Georgetown, D. C., ana Alex
andria, Va.
CARD. Upon the dissolution of the old
firm, Heidsieck 6c Co., in 1834, the senior partner,
who had the sole charge of its liquidation, con
tinued the business, retaining exclusive po?session
of the vineyards, vaults, See., whick the origina
partnership had enjoyed.
Our new firm are his immediate successors and
sole proprietors of this well-known brand.
In order to distinguish the same from imitations
and marks similar to our own, which have ap
peared and may hereafter appear in this market,
the name of our firm in full will be found on the
labels and around the corks.
Rhxims, March 5, 1846.
Feb 8?d2m HEIDSIECK 6c CO.
Bill tor Injunction. In the Circuit Court In
the District of Columbia, sitting in Chan
Christopher Adams,complainant,
James Guthrie,
Amos Adams,
Isaac N. Comstock, ? Defendants.
Samuel Byington,and
Richard Watlach,
THIS bill of complaint in the above stated cause
states,that the said complainant,on orabout the
twenty-filth day of November, A D , 1851, entered
into a contract with the United States government,
agreeing to supply the government with five mil
lion of brick for the extension ofthe Capitol. That
said complainant, on or about the ]2th day of Jan
uary. A. D. 185'2, assigned to one Samuel t-'trong,
the said contract; the said Strong agreeing and
promising to pay to said complainant the sum ot
tour thousand dullars.
Tne bill further states that the said Strong, on
or about the 2d day of February, A. D. 1852. as
signed the said contract, or one moiety thereof, to
Amos Adams and Isaac N. Comstock, of the city
of Ajbany and Stale of New York, and received from
the said Adams and Comstock their obligation or
promise for the payment of four thousand dollars,
or thereabout, as well as a lien of thirty per cent,
on the moneys to be paid by the government on
said contract, until the said sum of four thousand
dollars should be paid? which lien said Strong
duly assigned to the complainant in this bill. The
bill further states that someiime in the year 1852,
the said Amos Adams and Naac N. Comstock as
signed their right, title.and interest inihe contract
to one Samuel Byington as partner M?d associate
of Richard Wnllach, the said Byington and Wal
lach having notice of the rfisid lien of thirty per
cent, on the moneys to be paid by the government
on *aid contract.
The object of said bill is to obtain an injunction
against said defendants inhibiting the ?aid James
Guthrie, and all persons acting for him, from
paying the said moneys to any of the defend
ants, or their representotives, and the defend
ants and their representatives from receiving
the said moneys until the sum of thirty six hun
dred dollars, and the intertst thereon, should be
paid to the comolainant or his legal representa
tive#, mi such otfter and further decrcc as to thia
court shall serui right and proper. The said Amos
Adams and the said Isaac N. Comstock, named
in the caption and body of the bill, still residing in
Albany as aforesaid, beyond the reach of the pro
cess of the court.
It is, therefore, hy the court ordered this 1st day
of January, A. D. 1855, that the matters nnd
things stated in the aforesaid bill of complaint
against the defendants, shall be taken for con
fessed against the said Amos Adams and Isaac
N. Comstock, and such decree made in the pre
mises against them, and each of them, as the
court shsll deem right, uniess the said defendants
appear in the court on or before the aecond Mon
day in May next, and answer the said bill, and
show cause il any they have why a decree as
prsyed for by the complainant should not be
passed by the court.
Provided the complainant cause this order, snd
the substsnce and the object of the said bill of
complaint, to be published in some newspaper in
the city of Washincton, twice a week for six
successive weeks, the first insertion thereof to
appear at least four months before the second
Monday in May next.
Given at rulea, the first Monday of January,
1855, being the first day of January, ISM.
Clerk of the Circuit Court.
Washington Couwtt, U. C.
S. SPENCER, et al.
Solicitor for complsmsnt.
True copy. Test. JNO. A. SMITH,
Jan 4?2awflw Clerk,
or TBI
Dtvottd to City Affairs, Education, Lutratvrr,
and Ocntral Intnlhgtvct.
THE Ninth Volume of this Paper being
about to be commenced, the. proprietor and
editor, after making hi* grateful acknowledgment*
for the steady support which he has received dur
ing the last eight year*, respectfully solicit* a
continuance of the name and such additional tup
pert aa will enable liirn to continue hia paper, at
nn independent journal, and in the support ol
those conservative and constitutional principle!
which were involved in the late municipal elec
tion, and which it ia his fixed purpose to maintain,
?o long a* he ia connected with this or any other
public journal. On his futmn eeurtt the editor
deems it unnecessary to dilate. Suffice it to say,
that while the original plan of his paper witi be
duly carried out, the editor will nlso feel himselt
bound by the convictions of duty and propriety, to
anaiatain the constitutional rights of every native
and adopted citixen. and to oppose every aecret
organization that ia founded on a prescriptive and
exclusive basis. What he tntenda to do in this
respect may be judged of by what he has already
written anil published in the columns of thia jour
nal. To hia frienda, and the friends of civil and
religious liberty, he respectfully appeals for ade
quate enconraanment.
The Semi-weekly News will shortly appear in
an improved dress.
The paper and business card, per annum.. $3 00
The paper without business card, (if paid in
advance or within ene month from date
of subscription) 1 50
The paper without business card if not paid
within one month from date of subscrip
tion 2 00
Payable in advance, or monthly in all eases.
Subscribers and annual advertiaera will be
charged for tha whole year.
No paper discontinued until all arrearages art
paid, except at the option of the editor.
Persona leaving the eity or declining basinet*
may discontinue on payment ef arrears^*
Aug 20*
/QUALITY, lit, and workmanship guarun
tied, being wholly manufactured by onr artis
ans and seamstresses: on the premises of the pro
Opposite the United States Hotel.
The reputation which these Shirts have acquired
amongst Members of Congress and a large num
ber of our citizeus, induces the advertiser to in
vite those gentlemen who have not tested them to
give him a call, feeling assured that they will, on
trial, admit their superiority. An experienced cut
ter is constantly employed, and a good fit is war
ranted in every case. None but the most compe
petent seamstresses are engaged, which is a guar
antee for the excellency and durability of the work
A splendid assortment of Shirts, Collars, Bo
?oras, Cravats, Handkerchiefs, Suspenders, &c.;
constantly on hand.
8. side Pa. avenue, bet. 3 and 4i streets,
Nov ti?eolv. (m) opposite IT. S. Hotel.
The only Railroad Route from the Lower
Missiseippi to the Atlantic f
_ii w The Steamer WINCHESTER leaves
the Alton wharf boat at St. Louis;
daily (Sundays excepted) at 7 o'clock, a. m., ant
the REINDEER leaves the Alton wharf boat at
St. Louis daily at 5.30, p. m.
The steamers connect at Alton (only 25 miles
from St. Louis) with express trains for
Passengers leaving St. Louis by the steamer
Winchester at 7, a. m., take the cars at Alton at
10, a. m., and arrive at Chicago the next morning
in time to take the earliest morning trains going
Passengers leaving St. Louis by the Reindeer
at 5.30, p. m., take the cars at Alton (Saturday ex
cepted) at 9 p. m., in time for the evening trains
rest. *
This line via Chicago and Mississippi, Illinois
Central and Chicago and Rock Island, or Chicago
and Aurora railroads, connects with all the rail
roads at Chicago, and affords- the most speedy
route from St. Louis to points on the Mississippi
river, at and above the Upper Rapids, as well as
to points on the Illinois river at and above Pekin.
' The trains of the C. and M. railroad connect at
Carlmville, Virdun, Springfield, and Bloomington.
with good Stage Lines for Hillsboro', Waveriy,
Danville, Terre-Haute. Pekin, and Piona,and also
with the Great Western Railroad at Springfield,
with the Great Western Railroad for Jacksonville,
and Decatur, and at Bloomington with the Illinois
Central Railroad for Lasalle.
^29-THROUGH TICKETS, and Tickets to
Chicago, can be bad at the offices of the Michigan
Southern, rhe Michigan Central, aud the New
York and Erie railroads, St. Louis.
^.TICKETS TO CHICAGO and all the in
termed ate places, can l>e had at the wharf bool
and on the railroad packets, nnd at the offices of
the Chicago and Mississippi, Illinois Central, and
Chicago and Rock Island railroads.
E. KEATING, Snp't C. & M. R. R.
TTNDER GARMENTS Just received.?1
have just opened u full supply of Gentle
men's Under Shins and Drawers, silk, merino,
lambswool. Scotch do., Shaker, anil Canton Flan
nels, tec., which I am now prepared to diapose of
at the most reasonable prices.
Gentlemen's Furnishing Store,
Spjv 20? Penn. avenue, near 4} at.
Thomas Brown, T. I>. Winter,
or ViaoiNU. of Px-nnstlvama
rpHE UNDERSIGNED offer their services
I to prosecute claims of every description be
fore Congress and the different departments of the
Office on 14th atreet, opposite Willard'a Hotel
Sep 29?tf BROWN Sr WINTER.
lect.?I am again Collector in Fairfax county.
Virginia, for two years from this day. My official
bond, with ample security, was given at June
court, lPth June. 1 intend to devote my attention
entirely to my business. From my long expen
ence in my business, acquaintance with the peo
ple, nnd faithful di-charge of my duties heretofore,
1 am induced to solicit a portion of the public col
lections from those who intend to place their
claims in the hands of an officer or agent. I will
take claims on any persons in my county for any
amounts, and, if justified, will attend to the collec
tions of claims in the adjoining counties.
If aoy reference is wanting, I would refer to the
clerks of my county and the attorneya of the bar
here. All communications must be post paid.
Claims out of the State should be fully authenti
cated before sent to me for collection; I will col
lect, in my official capacity or as agent, as may be
requested; if. as an officer, I charge legal fee only,
and which if the claim is made, the defendant has
always to pay; and if a%agent, the plaintiff must
pay me ten per cenh, if collet-ted or sucured, and
any legal cost I maf be at to secure the debt.
Fairlax court-house, Virginia.
Sept 12?lm
Mrs. r. w. young * miss v. town
respectfully announce to their friend* and
this community, that they will receive at their
room*, on the corner of 16th and K streets north,
on Monday, the l&th instant, a limited number ol
young ladies who may desire to paa* through a
ayatematic course of studies, embracing all the
aolid and ornamental branches of female educa
Their method of instruction ia thorough and
practical, it ia based upon an experience of many
yeara in conducting the education of young ladiea,
having in view the fullest development and disci
pline of the mental facultiea.
All tbe English studies, including mathematics,
with the French language, per tbe scholastic
year of 10 month* . .$50
Ancient and other roodorn language*!
Music, vocal and instrumental Profvssors
Drawing in pencil and crayon charges
Painting in oil and water colors J
Sept ft?3tawtlSth
WORK, or Pleuty to l>o and Hours to
Do It, by M. M. Brewster, 1st and 2d series
75 cents.
Gratitude, an Exposition of the 103d Psalm, by
Rev. John Stevenson. 75 cents.
Sir Thomas Powell Bmton, Bart, a study for
young men.
The Wife, or s Mirror of Msidenhood, by T
Binney, 50 cents.
The Friendships of the Bible, by Amicus, en
gravings, 55 cents. ?
r VRITBD STATES."?This celebra
ted Map, recently eulogized by Lieutenant Mau
ry, in his " Virginia Letters.-' is on sale M
Dec 1 Book?tore, near Ninth street.
The yoTifig Hiram NO. by Mra. Grey,
author or the Gambler's Wife and the Bosom
Later Years, by the author of the Old House by
th* River and tbe Owl Creek Leiters. Just re
ceivedby R. FARNIIAM
Deo 8|
V~ani> for SALE.?The Subscriber Will
I J dispose ol thirty acres of land, being part of hi?
farm known as Delcarlia. situated near the Little
Falls, in Montgomery eounty, Md., and adjoining
the contemplated waterworks. It is an exoellent
piece of land, and both from ita fertility and lo
cality >s admirably auited for t market garden.
Apply to the undersigned, or to hia overseer on
the farm.
Sept 17?tf On H between 1(hb and 30tb ata
COMMENTARIES on the Jurisdiction
Practice, and Peculiar Jurisprudence of the
Court* of tho United State*, vol. 1, by George
Ticknor Curtis.
History of the Crusade#, their Rise, Progress,
and Results, by Major Proctor, of the Royal
Military Academy.
Ctimmiqg's Lectures on the Seven Churches.
On sale at
TAYLOR & MAURY'S Bookstore,
Nov 10 near 9th street.
Everv variety of ?ize, style, and shape ot
new and desirable Scurfs, Napoleon Ties, Cra
vats, ire., of late importation, and at moderate
prices, at STEVENS'S
Dec 7?3tif Salesroom, Brown's Hotel.
ZINC PAINTS.?The Subscribers having
been appointed agents of the New Jersey Zinc
Company for the sale of their superior Paints, are
prepared tu execute orders for any description, de
livered in Baltimore at the company's prices, and
on the snrn? liberal terms.
The White Paint is warranted pure, and is un
surpassed by any other article in use. It it sold
either dry or ground in oil.
The Brown Zinc is made only from the New
Jersey Zinc Ores, and is extensively used as a
protection to iron or other metallic surfaces. It is
a cheap and economical paint.
The Brown Stone Color is unequalled as a dura
ble covering for Cottages, Depots, Bridges, &c.
Tho consumption of it is very large, and it has
given entire satisfaction.
All the paints manufactured by the company are
of the highest excellence, some important improve
ment* having recently been discovered and ap
plied in their preparation, and they are warranted
to keep soft and fresh in the kegs, any reasonable
length of time.* In this respect, they are superior
to any others in market.
Apr 7 ?d3m No. 2, Camden st., Baltimore.
U. S. Navy Yard, Gospobt, Va.,
January 20,1854.
To C. E. Detmold, President N. J. Zinc Co., N Y.
Sir: A series of experiments conducted by me,
with utmost care, during the past three years,
upon all the. various paints and artificial prepara
tions for the preservation of timber, have led me
to the important discovery that the White Zinc
Paint, manufactured by the New Jersey Zinc Com
pany, serves as a perfect protection against the
ravages of the marine worm, and the formation oi
barnacles, whilst no other paint er preparation ol
any kind ao in bines the same protective effect.
I am now preparing a full report on this impor
tant subject to the Bureaus of\ards and Docks,at
Wasbinglon,and shall send with it a complete se
ries of specimens of wood anc metal plates, which
were covered with the different paints and pre
parations, and then exposed alike for an entire
season, in salt water, opposite this navy yard ; all
of which illustrates, in the most striking manner,
the invaluable qualities and decided superiority ol
your White Zinc Paint over all other kinds
paints, especially for marine purposes.
You are at liberty to give full publicity to 'Jne
above stated facts, which are of too mm*^ impor
tance to be kept from the naval an*' commercial
world. 1 am, respectfully, yon- obedient servant.
I Ames jarvis,
Inspector U. S. Navy Yard, Gosponrt, Va
Offic* of the N. Y. and LivaarooL U. S.
Mail Steamship Co., Jan. 31, 1854.
The steamers of this company use exclusively
the Zinc Paint manufactured by the New Jersey
Zinc Company, experience having proved its de
cided superiority over all other paints.
Apr 7?eolrn
Brown's Hotel, is prepared to make Shirts to
measure, and warrants them in all cases to At.
Gents troubled with bad fitting Shirts can be
suited nt STEVENS'S
Deo 7?3tif Salesroom, Brown's Hotel.
AS. CARNER, DrapePand Tailor, Mor
a fit's Building, 4} street, respectfully informs
his friends and the citizens of Washington, George
town, and Alexandria, that he keeps always on
hand a choice selection of the best and mo*t popu
iar makes of Cloths, Cassimcrcs, and Vestings,
together with a good supply of the best Trim
mings. and will make to order Oarments in the most
elegant manner, (plain or fancy,) to please the
tastes of all who may favor him with a call."
N. B Prices moderate, and terms cash.
Nov 3?eol m
Agency at wa*hington?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 offices. He will attend to pre
emption and other land claims, the procuring oi
patents for the public lands, and procuring scrip
for Virginia bounty land warrants, and the confir
mation by Congress of grants and claims to lands,
claims for property lost in or taken for the service
ol the United States; property destroyed by the
Indian*, or while in the possession of the United
States; invalid, revolutionary, navy, widows',and
halt-pay pensions; claims for revolutionary aer
viees. whether for commutation, half-pay, or
bounty lands; also, claims for extra and back pay,
dec., of soldiers, sailors and marines; as well those
against the State of Virginia, aw the United States;
all claims, growing out of contracts with the gov
^mment, for damages sustained in consequence ol
the aciton or conduct of the government; and, in
deed, any business before Conrressorthe public of
ffices which may require the aid of an agenter attor
ney. His charges will be moderate, and depend
ing upon the amount oi the claim and the extent
of the service.
Mr. F A- Dickin* it known to most of those who
have boon in Congress within the last few year*,
or who have occupied any public attention at
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 2S?1 yd (m)
Life of P. T. Barnum. written by himself.
For sale at TAYLOR & MAURY'S
Dec 12 Bookstore, near 9th,st
a native of France, teacner of Modern Lan
guages, especially French. Spanish, and German
Translations made with correctness and punctu
ality. Professor of Numesmatics, for the classifi
onion and explanation of medals and coins.
Pennsylvania avenue, south side, between flth
and 7th stroets, opposite Brown's Hetel.
Furnished Roonf* to rent at that place.
Sep 21?dtf
Hagar, the Msrtyr, or Passion and Reality,
a taie it the North and South, by Mrs. 11. Marion
Stephens. On s*!e at
Jm 2^ Bookstore, near 9ih street.
Samuel W. Taylor (St Co , bave opened the
spacious New Store on Penn. avenue, next to
Messrs. Geo.. 9t T. Parker's opposite Brown'*
Hotel, forth* sale of Ladies', Gentlemen's, Misses'.
Roy sand Servant's BOOTS, SHOES, GAITERS
In opening this establishment our aim is to be
come popular by keeping good articles at vefy low
lE7"Arr*njtements have b*en made with the beat
Northern Manufacturers for n regular supply ot
every article exclusively to our order.
By respectful attention to the want* of those
who will Csvor us with a call, w* hope to merit
their future confidence and patronage.
S. W. TAYLOR de Co.
P*nn. avenue, opposite Brown's Hotel,
Aug 20?lw
One square (twelve lines) 1 insertion #> 5?
?. < ? 2 ? TO
u ? 3 ? fcOO
?? ? " 1 week ...?????????? ^
.. ? ? 1 mouth &00
4?. Business cards, not exceeding ?i* line*,
for not less than six months, inserted at hail price.
Yearly advertisements subject to special ar
Long advertisements et reduced rates.
Religious, Literary, and Charitable notices in
serted gratuitously. ..
All correspondence on business must be prepaid
This ts to give notice that the following
original Virginia Military Revolutionary Laud
Warrants, viz: . _
No. 602 for 100 acres, issued in the name ol Uanie.
No. 533 for 100 acres, issued in the name ot I nos
Cole; ... e n I
No. 2,779 for 100 acres, issued in the name ol Dun,
can Brown; .
No. 648 for 100 acres, issued in the name of 1 nosj
Edwards, _
have been accidentally lost or destroyed, and I
hereby notify all parlies that I shall make applica
tion to the Land Office for the issue of scrip oa
duplicates of said warrants, under the provision*
of the act of the 31st August, 1852.
A. Niv^UL#!
Attorney for the Claimant]
Jan 10?3mlaw
HE FAILURE of Free Society.?Soci
ology for the South, or the Failure of Free
Society, by George Fitxhugh. On sale at
Jan. 13 Book Store, near 9th street.,
, if you wish to purchase anything in the way
of line Amerioan, London, or Geneva watches. '
(that can be relied on for the true time,) rich gold
jewelry, pare silver ware, &c., dec., and save from
15 to 25 per cent, as he is aow receiving his
Fall supply, which will be sold at the lowest
wholesale rates. .
Fine watches and jewelry repaired, and war
ranted to give satisfaction. ^ Q
Pa. avenue, between 4J and 0th streets, sign ot
the large spread eagle. Sept 16?tf
NEW BOOKS*? Plato on Immortality of
the Soul, translated from the Greek by
Charles S. Stanford.
Florence Egertoo ; or, Sunshine and Shadows,
by the author of Clara Stanley. &c.
Sketches ol Western Methodism. Biographical,
Historical, and Miscellaneous, illustrative of Pio
nee* Life, by Rev. Jas. B. Finlev.
For sale by GRAY & BALLANTYNE.
Tost Office, Washington City, D. C.
November 29, 1354.
MAILS for Cumberland, Maryland; Clark*,
burg and Wheeling, in Virginia ; Zap'ea*
vllle, Columbus, and Cincinnati, in Ohio; ays
vllle and Louisville, in Kentucky ; and lndla
nopolis, Indiana, will hereafter be closed at this
office, daily at 2, p. m., departing in I'ae 3 o'clock
train, and connecting with the train leaving Balti
more for Cumberland and Wheeling at 5 o'clock.
Nov 30?3td Pottmasfr.
NOVELTIES, Inventions, and Curiosities
in Arts and Manufactures.?Price 50 c;ents.
Gay's Fables, profusely illustrated.
The Ladies' ai*$ Gentlemen's Letter Writer.
Shooting. R. Blakey.
imported from England by
(^t ]8 Bookstore near 9th st.
SPLENDID PIANOS, Great Bargains'.?
The subscriber has just received two more ol
those very handsome Rosewood Pianos, iron
frames, seven octaves, which, for richness of tone
and finish, will compare most favorably with any
other instruments for sale in thia Distriet. Those
heretofore sold bv the subscriber have given per
fect satisfaction, and the manufacturer intends to
put them ?? such a low price aa to place them
within the r.>a< h of every family of moderate
Persons wishing to purchase a superior and
really reliable Piano of warranted durability are
respectfully invited to give these instruments the
most critical examination. They will be diaposed
of on accommodating terms, either for oash or
app'oved notes, and in every instance a guaranty
will be given.
As there is a growing demand for thia particn
lar manufacture, the subscriber has made arrange
ments tor a constant supply.
Great bargains may t e expected.
Nov 13-?6td
Goshen butter and buciu
WHEAT.?Now landing?
22 kegs Chemung county Butler, very fine.
13 do. Delaware county do. very good.
Piatt Mills extra Buckwheat, in barrels, halfj
barrels, boxes, and baas.
Also, Pennsylvsnia Buckwheat. In bags,
No. 40, opposite the Centre Market
Dec i_lwif (Star)
TAYLOR & MAURY have the hvner to
annouuee the completion of preparations for
the festive season. Io addition to their ordinary
stock, (which has always been characterised by
elegance and variety,) they have received?
A choice selection of beautifully illustrated and
tastefully bound Books.
Articles of"vertu," in Porcelain, Bronze, snd
other manufacture.
Writing Desks, in papier macbe and roaewood. ?
Card Baskets, Inkstands, Ladies' Cabas.
Cigar Stands and Casea, Portemonnaiea.
Tsivr Stands, ire.
Together with a general assortment of novelties
remarkable for a combination of the useful with
the ornsmental, at pricea suitable to the artisan or
Book and Stationery store, near 9th street.
Dec 21
gueville, or new Revelationa of Court and
Convent in the seventeenth century, from the
French of Victor Cousin, by F. W. Ricord.
Faggots for the Fireside, or Facts and Fancy,
by Peter Parley.
Just received and for ssle by
Nov 12 R. FARNHAM.
and Slippers. Just received a general aa|
sortment of the above; workmanship and materia,
of the best,.
Also an elegant supply of Toilet Slipper*, em'
bracinr the French embroided, Wilton, and Vel'
vet. GEO. BURNS,
340 Pennsylvania avenue,
Adjoining Patteraon'a Drog Store.
rican Society in the days of Washington, by
Rufus W. Griawold, with twenty-one portraits ol
distinguished Women, engraved from original
pictures by Woolaston, Copley, Gainsborough,
Stuart, Trumbull, Pine, Malbone, and other con
temporary painters. Just received and for aale
171 OR RENT?Two neat Rooma, either
furnished or unfurnished, at No. 445, M
srteet, north, between 12th and 13th streets.
Nov 4?dtl
IMNE JEWELRY.?I have Just received
a new supply of the latest styles of Jewelry,
and have just finished a fine lot of pure silver
ware, such us Tea Sets, Goblela, Cupa. Spoons,
Forks, Ladles, Butter, Fish, and Pie Knives
Napkin Rings, Jcc., dtc. All of whieh I will sell
at much lower pricea than ia usually asked for the
same quality of goods at other establiahmenta ia
this any, and will warrant every article as repre
sented st time of sale. H. O. HOOD,
418 Penn. avenue, between 44 and flth atresia.
a icMTa-cofwrLtraTaw,
For ihe Collection of Claims, the Procurement ol
Patents, Bounty Lands, and Pensions.
From the French, Spanish Italian, and German
Languages, and for Topogrnphieal and other
Drawings. _ . ?
No. 495|, 7th Street, Wane jgton Cily, D-.C
Nov IS?tf

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