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WASHINGTON SENTINEL
ia ruuutuiD daily by
BEVERLEY TUCKER AND WM M. OVERTON,
WaftTi Building, nsur tht Captlui,
CITY OK washington.
TERMS.
Daily, per annum, in advance ,,...$10 00
Tri-Weekly 5 00
Weekly 9 00
To Clubs oh Individuals, subscribing lor
five or more copies?
Tri-Weekly, per a.inum, iu advance S3 00
Weeky " " 1 50
jarPostinisters are requested to act as agents.
isnlUntotts.
GLENWOOD CEMETERY.
Tbhih beautiful burial place
of the Dead having just been dedicated with
appropriate ceremonies for the purpose, is now
open for the reception of the remains of deceased
persons.
The Mausoleum has capacity for a hundred
oodies, in which such friends of the dead, as may
apply, can place the departed until they select
sites for graves.
The plan of the incorporators is one of equality
n regard to the lots, which will not be put up
publicly for sale, (although they usually bring a
premium,) soaking the early selections of lots the
most desirable.
Until an offioe is established in the city of Wash
ngton, applications will be punctually attended to
at the present office, in the east wing of the build
tig on entering the Cemetery.
visiters are requested not to drive fast through
he Cemetery grounds.
WM. 8. HUMPHREYS.
N. B. Glenwood ia situated a short distance
due north of the Capitol. Aug 97?3m
take notice.
HEW GOO 1)8 JTTJ8T RECEIVED.^
PW, BROWNING, MERCHANT TAILOR,
. under the United State* Hotel, would re
spectfully inform hit. customers and
(?nerall v, tit at be ha* just received New Fall nod
Vinter Good*, in great variety. Such a* Cloth*,
Casaimeree, end vestings, or the late*t importa
tion, and i* prepared to have themmadeupat
the ahorteat noiiee, ia the moat faahionable man
ner, and at low ratea ef price*. .
* Having made arrangement* to go into we
?? Ready-made Clothing bu*ine*." extensive^ thi*
neajon, he feel, confident that he can offe W
those wishing to purchase a *tock of Nothing,
not inferior to any in thi* city, and not madeupat
the north, aa ia uaually the case with work sold
l.ere; but cut in hie own establishment, and made
by our own needy citi*ens in thi* dull *ea*on, at
low rate, of pricea. He ia enabled, therefore, to
compete with northern work in point of price* ,
and as to quality and atyle, he will leave for thoae
who favor him with a call to judge.
He can sell whole suits, Coat, PaHta, and Vest,
at the following low rates:
Good *uit for bo*ine** purpose*, out of cloth or
cassimere, for the small sum of.... ??? ?? ? ?? JJJ
Dre?* and Frock Coats, from.. J O o #20
Over-coat* of different atylea, from.. ..?12 to
Black and fancy Pantaloons, lrom.^..?3 ^0 to
Silk and velvet Ve*t*, from... ?
This steck of Clothing I* of a .uperior quality,
and has been made up *ince he received the fall
aud winter fashion*.
He keeps constantly on hand a large assortment
of lancy articles-such as glovea, cravata, collars,
for th. .1. .r *??'. K.port ol
Fashions in this city.
Sept 14?tf
UKIVAL, of NEW ENGLISH Juveuile
a^d oiher Books-Odd, and End, from an
old Drawer, by Werdna Retnyu, M. D.
Pinn.na and Piea, by Stirling Coyne.
Charade Dramas, for the drawing room.b/ Anie
B?P!M?ures, Objects, and Advantage* of Litera
ture, by the Rev. Robert Aria W.llenolt.
Heir of Selwood, by Mr*. Gore.
Matilda Lonsdale, or the eldost sister, by
Charlotte AU?m?.
A Tour round my Garden. ... ...
Hildred, the Daughter, by Mrs. Newton Cros
" D^ashwood Priary, or Mortimer'a College Life.
Horses and Hounds,* practical treatise on their
management, by " Scrutator."
Outlines of Chemical Analysis, pre pared for the
Chemical Laboratory at Giesaen, by Dr. Heim-ith
Will ? translated from the German by Daniel Breed,
M. D., of the United Siatea Patent Office.
?. f?. I.
J?n v4 Bookstore, near 9th ?t.
APER MOIMENER..-A New luveu
tion for Moistening the leavea of a Copying
Book. Poatage Stamps. Envelopes, and Moisten
ng the Fingers when Counting Bank Bills ; a so
useful for varioua other purpoaea. b?
found an indispensable article lor every Deak. It
? a perfectly aimple and cheap, and muat come in
to general use.
The following are a few complimentary opm
ions of the Press:
Psria Moist**** ? I new and very neat use
ful invention for moistening post office stamps,
envelopes, sheets in a copying book, ?>unt.ng
bank bill a, See. Thi. doe. *w*y with the
able method of moistening stsmps, ?c., wi h tne
oniue. It la a patent article, vary aim pie and
cheap, and will be universally ?dopted aa aoon aa
I i? teem ?Ronton Transmpt, Sept. 18??
Pap** Mot*r*m ? A new invention for mois
euing poatage atampa, enfejopj*. ?
eopying book, counting bank T *
common way of mo aten.ng atampa with the
tongue ia very disagreeable and inconvenient,
alae the uanal way of wetti?g eheets in a copying
book, by using a brush which haa to be dipped m
water, ia inconvenient *nd very difficult to give
paper an even moisture, which .. v?ry J-ir?bU
for copying letter*. Thia article obviates these
difficulties, besides being useful fo\"r'?.vn
purposes. It is slso perfectly simple M|leh?p.
and must come inte general use ?[Btffn Fott,
Sept , lb54.
Pa rat Moibtsnk*.?A newly iavented *nd very
useful little contrivance for moi*temng pontage
etampa and envelopes, and for wetting sheets n
? copying book, Stc. ll costs but little, ??d will
?aye the tongue a food deal of
[Bntton Traveller, Sept-, 1854.
*?'" W"b'?'V"AVLOR k MAURY,
Jan 17 Bookstore. n*nr Pth at.
RESERVE**, JAMS, IE1LIEI, AND
Marmalade, Ac., ihl
Peachea. Quinces, Damaon*, Bl*ckberrie?,
>i. V*?nl?*rriel. And *
Apple Preserves.
Black Curraat Jellies, i? b*lf and one-pound
Red Curraat Jellie*, ia h*lf pint *nd qu*rt
Grape, Quince, Crab Apple, and Plnm?.
Pine Apple and Crab Apple Marmalsdea.
Peachea and Tine Apple in eana, hermetically
aealed, Ifllica.
Pine Apple, Peache*, Green Gage*, preserved
i* brandy.
Tnese Preserves, Jellies, Sec., are of the best
p.. ?P ? Mothers.
No. 40, opposite Centre Market.
Dee 17?Iwil _
THE ART UNION OP LONDON. Finn
for the current rear. The list is now open
and every subscriber of ?.*> W willI be entitled to
I. An impression of a Plate, by J. T. Fillmore,
A- R- A., from th* original picture, by J.J. Cbalon,
K. A., " A Water Party."
II A volume containing thirty Wood F>"Kr"
vmgs. illustrating subjects from Lord Byron a
poem of "Child Harolde and _ ,
III. The chance of obtaining one of the "r'*f?
te be allotted at the general meeting in April,
which will include? ... ,, ... .
The right to aelect for himself * valnable work
s4 art from one of the public exhibitiona.
Statuettes in brome of Her Majesty o* horee
beck. by T. ThorneycroA.
Copies in bronze, from *n original Model In re
lief by R Jefferson of * The entry of the Duke of
Wellington into M*drid."
Statuette* in porcelain or panan.
Proof impressions of a large lithograph, by I t
Maguire. alter the original picture hy W. P.
R. A ,' The Three Bowa." from Moliere'e " Bour
tenia Oentilhomm*."
Honorary Secretaries for Washington. Messrs
TAYLOR fc MAUMf, Booksellers. J.n ?*
TRAVELING nn? Packing Trssli et
all qnalltlee. ?A targe variety eonaiantly ??
*"?? Wa'iS .YBTBN.,
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W". DAILY. ~ N0-15
CITY OF WASHINGTON, SUNDAY MORNING MARCH 25, 1855.
PROSPECTUS
OF THK
_ "WASHINGTON SENTINEL."
T PROPOSE i? publiMh in the city of Washin-i
? ton, in September, a political newspaper, ui
NEL name WASHINGTON SENTI
ii.^0 " proper I should make known
will 'advocate.'1 W mainUiU' ,he ^ il
oiil wiIJ.""PP?rt cordially and earnestly the prin
ciplcs of the Democrat** party of the United States
it does not propose to be the organ of any Depart
mem of the Government, except in so far as an in
dependent maintenance of the doctrines of that
party may represent its opinion* and express its
views.
It will not be ambitious to commend itself to the
Peop'e bv a blind flattery of their ruler*. It will
seek public support by the bold avowal of the
sentiments which are common to the geuuine
Democracy of the Union, and by the condemna
tion of all sueh as may conflict with them, from
whauver quarter they may come. It will seek to
t>e (and it will endeavor to deserve the title) the
wgai^of the Democratic party of the United
. Tk? ^'1 maintain, as a fundamenta
truth of that great party, that the Stales formed the
Union between them by the ratification of the Con
stitution as a compact; by which, alse, they created
the Federal Government, and delegated to it,
as their common igeit, the powers expressly
specified in it, with an explicit reservation of all
to^the States, or to their separate govern
?ent;- . The ??refM 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 SxirrmxL will uphold and defend the Union
upon the basis of the rights of the States?under
the Constitution?end thus by sedulously guarding
the latter, it will the more effectually strengthen
and perpetuate the former.
With regard te the exercise of the powers of the
hec-sral Government, the S*ntin*l will take as
the \ rinciples of its action, that Congress shall ex
ercis no j>ower which has not been delegated by
the C. nsthution, according to a strict and fair in
terpret *'on of its language and spirit; and that it
shall nt seek to attain itidirealy an object through
the exei 'iseof constitutional power, for the direct
attain me t of whieh it has no delegation of power.
In other words, all powers exercised roust be
clearly gra ted, and all granted powers must be
used for no uirpose, except such as is clearly in,
tended by th Constitution.
In respect to the internal administration of the
Government, the Se*ti.nkl will sustain the settled
policy of the L mocralic party. It will labor to
inculcate this ci dinal doctrine of Democratic in
ternal policy:?i at?this Government will best
promote the freed m and prosperity of the people
of the Stales, by being less ambitious to exercise
Cower, and more ar.xious to preserve liberty; and
y leaving to the individual States the manage
mcnt of all their domestic concerns?while it corw
tents itself with guarding the confederacy from
external violence, and directing the foreign policy
of the country to the promotion of the common
interests, and defence of the common rights, and
honor of the States composing it.
The Sentinkl 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 firmnes* with liberality
and make its highest snds consist with the strieteM
principles of justice. The real interests of the
country, upon caoh occasion demanding attention
will be its guide la the course the Sxntinkl wil
pursue.
The national policy of the world in this age Is
essentially aggressive. In the growing seime ol
weakness of some of the nation* of the Old World
and the ambitious restlessness of others, a com'
mon motive to colonial extens>on has developed
self.
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 endan
or our interests inVaded. For when the
selnbh interests of other nations 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, i\
war. ' '
Our foreign policy should, indeed, be defensive ;
but to !*? properly defensive. ,t must sometimes be
apparently aggressive. Our administration should
be vigilaut, watchful, and energetic. The world
is full of important movements, commercial and
politwal, deeply concerning American trade and
American power. It is time we had an American
foreirn policy. We roust have it. We cannot
avoid it if we would. We have larger interests, and
a greater stake in the world and its destiny, than
every other people. We occupy the best portion
of a continent, with so neighlwrs but a colony, and
a worn-out, anarchical despotism. We are the
olny people whose own land, without colonial dc
lendencies, is washed by the two great oceans ol
the world. Our agricultural productions are more
varied and more essential to civilised life, and t*
human progress?our mineral and manufacturing
resources more vast?our facilities and capacity for
internal and foreign cominerue 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 aeeks th* great Earn
through avenues which are at our doors, or must
be made through our own limits. Europe, Asis
Africa, and the isle* of the sea, lying all arounJ
us, look to us as th* rising power, through the
agencv of whose example, and ever widening and
extending, though p**ceful influences, the bless
ings of liberty, civilisation, and religion, are des
tined to triumph over the barbarism and supersti
tion of th* millions *f the world. And shall such
s people refuse to Isjr hold upon their destiny, snd
act upon the high mission to which it is called!
A mission so full of hope, though so laden with
responsibility, which, if properly directed, must
make our confederacy the harbinger of peace to
the world, as well ss the peaceful srbiter of its
, destinv
The Stjrrm*L will, therefore, , lfJ
and earnest foreign policy, such ss the condition of
the country demands; but it will sdvocate it under
the flag of the country^-oowbere else. Its foreign
policy must be consistent with the spotless honor
and unimpeachable good faith of the country. To
be respectable at home and abroad, and tobegrast
in th* eye* of the world, it must ask for nothing
hut what ia right, and submit to nothing that is
wrong. It must be liberal and magnanimous to
the rigbfs of others, and firm and immoveable in
insisting oa as own. It must, in fine, be true to
its own interests, rtgh/s. and honor?it cannot then
be false to those of other nations
Such, then, is the chart by which we sfegj) be
guided Independent and free, we ahall endeavor
to be honest and truthful. The tru* friends ot
democratic priB?.pl** we shall cordially support
and defend. Ita enemies in the field or in ambush
we shall oppose, and on all proper occasions de*
nounee. '
To our future brethren of the press we extend
the hand of friendly greeting. The Sentinel is the
rival of no presa of its own party?the personal
enemy of none of the other.
The present Democratic Administration ha* our
lest wishes for its suroess in the establishment ot
the great principle* upon which itcameinto power;
and in its honest labors to attain sueh sn end it
will find the Srntskki, it* friend and coadjutor.
Tmms: Forth* |)aily paper, f 10 a year, in ad
vance. For the Tn-weekly, $5 a y*arto aingle
subscriber*, and to clubs or persons subscribing for
'or more copies, at the rate of a year. For the
Weekly, SQ a year to siagl# subecrilier*, snd to
club* or per*on**ubscribmg for five or more copie*,
at the rate oftl 50 a year; in all cases payment to
be made in advance.
All communication* should be post paid, and ad
dressed to Bivnt.r Ttreant.
Editors throughout tha nonntry are request
ed to copy the above Prospectu* and send us a
copy of their paper, who shall receive in return s
?*P7 of our?- BEVERLEY TVCIER.
Waswnstow, Sept. S|. '6*1
KlisrdUneons.
GREAT WESTERN MAIL ROUTE.
SIXTY MILE8 DISTANCE SAVED TO
CHICAGO AND ST. LOUIS. The Michi
gan Southern and Northern Indiana Railroad
Line, carroing the Great Western United States
Through Mail, have the following; staunch first
class steamers running on Lake Erie in conneo
linn with the New York and Erie railroad from
Dunkirk, touching at Cleveland, and connecting
with (heir 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
the Mississippi river. Niagara, Captain Miller;
Empire, Captain Mitchell; Keystone Stale, Capt.
Richards; Louisiana. Captain Davenport. Also,
a Daily Line from Buffalo direct to Monroe by
those well-known magniticent Floating Palaces,
Empire State, J. Wilson, Commander, leaves
Buffalo Mondays and Thursdays; Southern Michi
fan, A. D Perkins, Commander, leaves Buffalo
'uesdays and Fridays; Northern Indiana, I. T
Pheatt, Commander, leaves Buffalo Wednesduya
and Saturdays.
One of the above splendid steamera will leave
the Michigan Southern Railroad Line Dock at 9
o'clock, p. in , every day, (except Sundays,) and
run direct through to Monroe, without landing, in
14 hours, where the Lightning Express Train will
be in waiting to take passengers direct to Chicago
in 8 hours, and arriving next evening after leav
ing Buffulo.
Running time from New York to Buffalo, four
teen hours.
Running time from Buffalo to Monroe, fourteen
hours.
Running time from Monroe to Chicago, eight
hours. Total thirty-six hours.
Connecting at Chicago with a fine line of low
pressure steamboats to all places north of Chicago
to Green Bay; also with Chicago and Rock Islaud
Railroad to La Salle, and there connect with Illi
nois River Line of Steamboats, or Express Train
of Illinois Central and Chicago and Mississippi
Railroads, or connecting at Rock Island with reg
ular line of steamers for all poiuts above and be
ow, making the cheapest and most direct route to
St. Louis, Rock Island, Minnesota, and the Great
West.
The American Lake Shore Railroads from Buf
falo and Dunkirk connect with this line at Toledo,
forming the only direct and continuous line of
railroads from the Atlantic Seaboard to the Valley
of the Mississippi. .Running time to Chicago, 30
hours; to St. Louis, 56 hours.
Four Daily Trains, by railroad, all the way.
Two Daily Lines, by steamers, on Lake Erie.
Thfcs the traveller and shipper can see at a
gla nee that no other liae can enter the lista a* com
petitors.
Passengers ticketed through from New York
with privilege of stopping over at any point on the
rout*, 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's Ofiit-e, No. 193
Broadway, corner of Dey street, New York, to
JOHN F. PORTER, General Agent, or
L P DUNTON. Ticket Agent.
THE UNDERSIGNED would respect
fully inform his fnend* and citizens gene
rally that he has resumed the Grocery business,
and is now located at the corner of Pennsylvania
avenue and Thirteenth street, where will be
found a choice selection of Groceries, Teas.
Wines, Liquors, Cigars. Ate.
Special attention is invited to his assortment ol
Teas, Liquors, and Cigars.
The above goods are all of the best quality, and
for sale very low for cash.
R. D. TWEEDY, -
| Corner of Pennsylvania avenue and 13th street,
south side. Nov 3?dlw&eolw
"VTEW YORK, May 3, ?The under
11 signed ha* this day opened an oi(?, No. 48
William street, (Merchants' Exchange,) for the
transaction of a general brokerage business.
Bsnk, insurance, mining, railroad, government,
State, and city securities bought and sold.
Promissory notes, bills of exchange, and loans
negotiated.
&.P 21?tf EMANUEL B HART
NOVELTIES, Inventions, and Curiosities
in Arts and Msnofactures?Price ftO cents
Gay's Fables, profusely illustrated.
The Ladies'and Gentlemen's Letter Writer.
Shooting, by R Bin key.
Just imported from England bv
TAYLOR it MAURY,
Oct 18 Bookstore near t*th at.
SECOND EDITION NOW READY.
DUEL? AND DUELLING.
Alphaf>ciically Arranged, with a Preliminary
Historical Etta y,
?By Hon. Loreuso Sabine.
1 vol. 12mo. Price SI 23.
THIS work compriseasketcbes of the principal
Duels, from that between David and Goliah.
the first on record, to the present d<y; sod con
tains a full account of thosa of importance, in
cluding all of historical interest in the annals of
this country.
THE YOUTH OK MIDANE DE LON.
guevilte, or new Revelations of Court and
Convent in the seventeenth century, from the
French of Victor Cousin, by F W. Ricord
Faggota for the Fireside, or Facts and Fancy,
by Peter Parley.
Just received and for sale by
Nov 12 R. FARNHAM.
VARIETY BOOT T^llHoi-fifoRET
WHITE SATIN AND KID BOOTS
and Slippers. Ju?t received a general as
sortment of the above; workmanship and msteria
of the best,.
Also an elegant aupply of Toilet Slippers, em
bracing the French embroided. Wilton. and Vef
vet. GEO. BUR
340 Pennsylvania avenue,
Adjoining Patterson's Drug Store.
rpHE REPUBLICAN COURT, or A me.
X ncan SovV lays of Washington, by
Ritfus W. Grisua.c. wi n twenty-one portraits of
distinguished Women, engraved from origina'
picture* by Woolsston, Cepley, Gninsliorough
Stuart, Trumbull, Pine, Malbone, and other con
temporary painter*. Just received and for sale
by R FARNHAM.
UROWSKI** YE4ROP THE WAH,~
A Year of the War. by Adam G. l>e Qou
rowski, a citizen of the United Statea.
Just published, and for sale at
TAYLOR k. MAURY'S,
Feb 1 Near 9th at.
GENTS' SCARPS. TIES, CRAVATS, Ac.
Everv variety of sue. style, an-l sbtpe ot .
new and desirable Scarf*, Napoleon Ties. Cra
vats, tec., of late importation, and at moderate i
pripes.at STEVKNS'S
Deo 7?3tif Salesroom. Brown's Hotel.| |
N" EW YE A R ? M PR KIEKT9?BV. W j
GALT vV BRO. will open this day a msgnifl |
I cent assortment of Watches. Jewelry. Silver ware,
and Fancy Goods, suitable for pre?ents, to which '
they invtle the attention of purchasers.
M W. GALT 9t BROTHER.
Jan 3?3t Penn. sv., betw. 9th and 1 Oth ?t. !
SOUTHERN BOOK.?Origin of the Con
stitution , Incorporation of the General Gov <
ernment by the State*; a* national public agenta
in trust, with no ?overeignty ; History of Copart
nership Territories from the Virginia Deed, 1784, j
to the Trealy with Mexico, 1818; Division of the
Public Lands; Specific I)ntie?; Origin and History
of the Puritan*: Origin and Cause nf Trouble be
tween the North and South, and Jeopardy of the
Republic; Legal mode, of Redresspointed out; by
W. B. Davis, Wilmington, North Carolina. Price
Two Dollar*.
On Sale at BISHOP'S Periodical Store,
No. 216 Pennsylvania avenne,
adjoining Willard's Hotel.
Jaa SO--*
gtiiitHaaenni.
Genuine heidsieck 4c co. cham.
pagne.?The subscribera having been ap
upoited by Meiers. Heidsieck & Co. to succeed
Mr. Charles Engler. heretofore sole agent in the
in the United Stales for the sale of their Wines,
who this day retires from business, respectfully
call the attention of the public to the subjoined
card.
The Messrs. Heidsieck & Co., as set forth there
in, j^tly claim to be alone enabled to send to this
coumry the genuine Heidsieck Sc Co. Champaigne,
under the same nam* and style as originally intro
duced into this market, now nearly thirty years
apo, they being sole proprietors of all the identical
vineyards, cellar*. &c., which the founders and
originators of this celebrated brand had owned.
Such being the fact, we need not dwell upon the
superior quality of their Wines, the rauutatiAn ot
the same among the American public b#hg already
identified with unsurpassed excellence.
We beg particularly to notice that their brand
still bears the same name of Heidsieck & Co., in
full, by which it first became so favorably known,
being therebv easily distinguished from other simi
lar marks which have since appearad.
N*w York, January 1, 1854.
CRAMER & ABEGG,
Successor to Charles Engler,
and sole importers in the United States.
* STANISLAUS MURRAY in our sub-event for
Washington and Georgetown, D. C., and Alex
andria, va.
CARD.?Upon the dissolution of the old
firm, Heidsieck <Sc Co., in 1834, the senior partner,
who had the sole charge of its liquidation, con
tinued the business, retaining exclusive uossession
I of the vineyards, vaults, Jcc., which the origins
partnership had enjoyed.
Our new firm are bis 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 hereaAer appear in this market,
the name of our firm in full will be found on the
labels and aroiind lhe corks.
Rhkims. March 5, 1846.
Feb 3?d2m HEIDSIECK & CO.
Bill lor Injunction. In the Circuit Court In
the District of Columbia, sitting in Chan
cery.
Christopher Adams, complainant,
vs.
James Guthrie, '
Amos Adams,
Isaac N. Comstock, ? Defendants.
Samuel Byington,and
Richard Wallach,
THIS bill of complaint in ihe above stated cause
stales, I ha 11 be said complainant, on or about the
iweiity-lir'lh day of November. A D , 1651, entered
into a contract wiih ihe United Slates government,
agreeing to supply the government with five mil
lion of brick lor ihe extension ofthe Capitol. That
said complainant, on or al>out the 12th day of Jan
uary A.I) 185*2, assigned to one Samuel "trong.
the said contract ; the said Strong agreeing and
promising to pay to said con;plair.ant the sum ol
lour thousand dollars.
Tne bill further states that the said Strong, on
or nliout 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 Albany ami 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 ihe said ?um of four thousand
dol nrs should be paid ? which lien said S>rong
duly assigned to the complainant in this bill. The
bill further state* thai sometime in the year 1852.
the said Amos Adams and Isaac N. Cotnstock as
signed their right, title, ami interest in the contract
to one Samuel Hyington as partner and associate
of Richard Wallach, the said Byington anif-Wal
Isch having notice of the said lien of thirty per
cent, on the moneys to be paid by ihe government
on said contract.
The object of said bill is to obtain an injunction
against said delendants inhibiting the said James
Guthrie, and all persons acting for him, from
paying the said moneys to any of the defend
ants, or their representatives, and the defend
ant* and their representatives from receiving
the said-moneys unlit the sum of ihirty-?ix hun
dred d< liars, and the interest thereon, should l?e
paid to ibe complainant or his legal represents
I tives, ind such otner and further decree as to this
court shall seem right and proper. The said Amos I
Adams and the said Isaac N. Comstock, named 1
in the caption and body of the bill, still residing in
Albany as aforesaid, beyond ihe reach of the pro
cess of the court.
It is, therefore, by the court ordered this 1st day
of January, A. p. 1855, ihat the matters and
things stated in ihe aforesaid bill of complaint
against the defendants, shall be taken for con
fessed against the said Amos Adsins and I-asc
V Comstock. and such decree made in the pre
mises sgsin-i them, and each of them, as ihe
court shall deem right, unless the said defendants
appear in the court on or before the second Mon
day in May next, snd answer Ihe said bill, and
show cause it any they have why a decree as
prayeil for by the complainant should not be
pa-sed by the court.
Provided Ihe complainsnt cause tbie orde*. snd I
Ihe subslsnce and ths object of the said bill or
complaint, to be published in some newspaper in i
the city of Washington, twice a week for sii j
successive weeks, the first insertion thereof to '
appear at least four months before the second
Monday in May next.
Oiven at rules, the first Monday of January,
1856. being the first day of January, 1855.
Teal: JOHN A. SMITH,
Clerk of the Circuit Court.
Washington Cr*-*TT, D. C.
S. SPENCER, et al. I
Solicitor for complainant. j
True copy. Test: JNO. A. SMITH.
Jan 4?'2aw6w Clerk. I
PROSPECTUS
or tbk
NINTn VOLUME OF THB
WASHINGTON SEMI-WEEKLY NEWS,!
?tardea to ctry n,fn
and General Intelligence.
THE Nlpth Volume or this Paper being
about to be commenced, the proprietor snd
editor, after making his grateful acknowledgments
for the steady support which he has received dur- I
ing the last eight years, respectfully solicit* a ?
continuance of the same and such atiduutna! mp
pert as will enable linn to continue bis paper, as
?n independent journal, and in the support ol
I hoar conservative and constitutional principles
which were involved in ihe Isle municipal elec
tion, snd which it is his fixed purpose to msiiuym,
so long as he ia connected with this or any <flbrr
pnldic journal. On his future court* the editor
deems it unneoessary to dilate. Suffice it lo say,
that while the original plan of his psper win be
duly carried out, the editor will slso feel himself
bound by the convictions of duty snd propriety, to
maintsin the constitutional rights of every native
snd sdopted citixen, and lo oppose every secret
organisation that is founded on a proscripti ve and
exclusive basis. Whai he intends to do in this
respect may be .judged of by what he haa already
written and published in the columns of this jour
nal. To his friends, and the friends of civil and
religious liberty, he respeciAilly appeals for ade
quate encouragement.
The Semi-Weekly News will shortly sppear in
an improved dreaa.
TtRMft:
The paper and bn?ineas card, per annnm.. S3 00
The paper without business card, (if paid in
advance or within one month from date
of subscription) j
The paper without business card if not paid
wiihin one month from dale of subscrip*
tion. a oo
Payable-in advance, or monthly in all ca??M
Subscribers and annual advertisers will be
charged for the whole Vesr
No paper discontinued until all arrearages are
paid, except at the option of the edisor.
Persons leaving the oily or declining business
may discontinue on payment ef arrears."
Auj 20* ? ? - '
isrellantotts.
GENERAL. AGENCY.?The undersigned
moKt respectfully informs, by this notice, his
friends and the public in general, here apd esle
where, that he has oiteneil an Agency Office (or
the prosecution of claims of every description
ngainat 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 selling of real estate, the
renting of houses, and a general collecting busi
ness; he will also furnish parties at a distance
with such information as they may desire from
the seat of government. Charges will be mode
sate. Office, at present, will be on M near ISth
rtreet.
References.
Hon. J. C. Dobbin, Secretary of the Navy.
Hon. J. Davis, Secretary of War.
N. Callan, esq., President of the Board of Com
num. Council.
Gen. John M. McCalla, Attorney at Law.
Jauies H. Caustin, esq.
W. C. Redd all, State I)*partmmt.
SAMUEL G. TAYLOR.
Jan 17?tf
SELECT CLASSICAL and Mathematical
School.?The subscriber has removed his
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. Tne next ses
sion will commence on the 12th of September, and
close on the last of June.
Terms: S12 M 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 Language* by the Professor in that de
partment.
Pupils may be boarded at the College, underthe
special care and superintendence of the Principal.
The necessary expenses of a full boarding student
will be about $190 per academic year, and of a
weekly boarder will not exceed SI -O.
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. I#., of the Patent Office;
Joseph Wilson, Esq., of the Land Office; and Pro
fessor C. C. Jewett, of the Smithsonian Institute.
Sep 21? tf
s
TONE ClUARRY.?I am prepared to fur
ni?h from my quarry, opposite the Little Falls
and adjoining the quarry ol the late Timothy
O'Neale. any quantity of stone that maybe needed
for building purposes. Apply to the undersigned
at his house on II, between 19th and 20th streets,
in the First ward, or to Mr. Paine, at the quarry
July 27 WILLIAM 11 SCOTT.
COMMENTARIES on the Jurisdiction
Practice, and Peculiar Jurispruilence of the
Courts of the United Stales, vol. 1, by George
Ticknor Curtis.
History of the Crusades, their Ri*e, Progress,
and Re?ults, by Major Proctor, of the Royal
Military Academy.
Cumming's Lectures on the Seven Churches.
On sale m
TAYLOR ic MAURY'S Bookstore,
Nov 10 near 9th street.
TO MEMBERS OP CONGRESS AND
STRANGERS.
"TYTATCHES.?Member* of Congress and
j j others in wsntol fierlecl timekeepers would
do well to niHke their selections at once, in order
to test their quslity before leaving the ci y.
Our assortment for both Ladies and Gentlemen
was never so complete as at present, embracing
every description, which we oiler unusually low.
M W GALT At BKO'HER.
Penn. avenue, between ?hh and 10th streets.
Jan 18
VARIETY BOOT AND SHOE STORE.
Lamm alpine boots ju?t *??
ceiv^d a superior let of Ladies' Black and
Brown Alpine Boots, together with a large and
general assortment of Ladies, Gents, Mioses,
ISoys, Youths, and Ch.UIren's Lkiots and Shoes
for sale by GEO BURNS,
340 Pennsylvania avenue,
A4joining Patterson's Drug Store.
Dec 1 {News.)
VARIETY BOOT AND SHOE STORK.
Quilted bottom and PATENT LEA
THER IMMITS.?The undersigned has
just received s fine assortment of the above Boots
His general assostmfnt of fi'tots and Shoes for
Gentlemen is large, embracing all the modern
styles. Great rare has been taken to have
them made of the l*est.materisl and workmanship.
Purchasers will find it to their advantage to give
him a call.
GEO. BURNS,
340 Pennsylvania avenue,
Adjoining Patterson's drug-store.
Dec 1 (N^ws)
rp HE HONS OP THE MIRES, A HIS
1 tory of the Rise, Progress, and Destiny of
the American Party, and its probable influence
on the next Presidential election, to which is |
added a Rev ew of the Letter of the Hon. Henry
A. Wise agaiost the Know-nothings, by an Ame
rica!).
The History of Mason and Dlgon's Line, con
tained in sn Address delivered bv John H. B
Latrobe, of Maryland, before the Historical So
ciety of Pennsylvsma, November 8,1954.
Mirana Elliot, or tfie Voice of the Spirit, by S
M H
Autobiogrsphy of Cbsrlea Caldwell. M. D.,with
a Preface, Notes, and Appendix, by Harriet W
Warner.
Just received and for sale by
R. FARNHAM,
Corner of ?$nn. avenue and 11th street.
Feb 15
HAHPEH** MAC; A/.I KE lor September is
a magnificent number, filled with atiperior
engravings, snd for sale at SHiLU*orox'a book
store.
The great Illustrated Magazine of Art for Sep
tember ta one ol the best that ha? been iasued.
Leslie's Ladies' Gazette for September contains
all the new Fall fashions.
The Knickerbocker Magazine for September
Godey's Lady's Book, Graham's Magasme, ant
Putnam's Magazine, all for September, received '
and for ssle at
SI11LLINGTONS Bookstore,
rp HE PAILURE of Pree Society?Soci
ology for the Sowtfc, Of the Fsiliire of Free
Society, by George Fitshngh. On sale at
TAYLOR M MAUR.VS
Jan. 13 Book Store, nenr 9th street. ,
DANIEL WEIIXTEK Meaara. Taylor
iV MAURY have a few of the original sub
scribers'copies ol the works of Dsniel Webster, i
printed on very fine imperial paper, in which Mr. !
Webster inscribed his name. Six volumes;
price S-0.
T. M. are the only booksellers in the United
Ststes who hsve sny copies ia their possession.
Mar II Bookstore near 9th at.
PINE WATCHES A RICH JEW EI.RY.
HO. HOOD, Pennsylvania avenue, between ;
, 14 and Oth streets, has jual returned from
the north with a good assortment of the most rich
and fa?htonable Jewelry in the market, which he
purchased for cash at very low prices, and now of
fers lor sale the same, at wholesale or retail, much
cheaper than goods of like quality have ever been
sold tor ia this section of ?*o?intry. Please call at
his store, sign ofthe large spread eagle.
N. B. Special attention paid to the repairing rf
ne watches by W. W. Ilolhngsworth- Al"1 2
rp H E AMERICAN SPORTSMAN. Con
I taming Mints to Sportsmen. Notes onSport
ifg. sttd the Habits of the Game Birds and Wild
Fowl of America, by Elisha J. I^ewis, M. D., with
numerous illustrations. For sale at
TAYLOR Jr MAURY'S
Jan 4 Book Store, ne?r Ninth street.
glisttllarufltts.
FOR THE WEST AND SOUTH.
Baltimore and Ohio Kallroad?Improved Ar
rangements for Travel {?Important
Changes of Scheduler!
The late completion of the Central Ohio Rail
road, between Wheeling and Columbus. uniting;
aa it does, by a short and direct line, the Balti
limore nnd Ohio Railroad with all portions of the
West (and North and Southwest,)give# this route
greatly increased ad vantage* to through traveller*
lu that direction. On and after Monday, Novem
ber 27, lb54, the train* will be run n* follow* ;
FOR THROUGH PASSENGERS.
Two fast train* daily wiJl run in each direction.
First?The M AIL TRAIN, leaving Camden Sta
tion at 7 o. m., instead of at 8 o'clock as.hereto
fore.(except on Sunday,)and arriving at Wheeling
at 2 40 a. in..?Second?The EXPRESS TRAIN,
leaving at 5 p. m.. instead ol at 7 p in., as hereto
fore, and running through to Wheeling in about 17
hours, reaching there at 10 25 a. m. This train
will atop at Washington Junction, Sykeaville.
Monocacy, Harper's Ferry, Martinsburg, Sir
John's Ruu. Cumberland, Piedmont, Rowleaburg,
Newbnrg, Fetterman, Farmington, Cameron, and
Moundsviile only, for wood and water and ipeala.
Both these train* make prompt and regular con
nection with the car* of the Central Ohio Road
for Cambridge, Zauesville, Newark, Columbua,
Cincinnati, Louisville. Dayton, Sandusky, Toledo,
Detroit,Indianapolis, Chicago, St Louis, etc. Pas
sengers leaving Baltimore by the Mail Train, will
reach Cincinnati for dinner next day, while by the
Express Train they arrive there at 12 the next
night, being kept but one night on the route by
either train.
Passengers for the Northwest via Cleveland
atid all intermediate points can make a direct con
nection with the trains upon the Cleveland and
Pittsburg Railroad at all times when the Ohio is
navigable fn* steamer* between Wheeling and
Wellsville, by leaving Baltimore in the Mail Train
byf7 a. m
Returning, the Train* leave Wheeling ha fol
lows: The EXPRESS TRAIN at 4 30 p m.,
reaching Baltimore at 9 50 a. m. The MAIL
TRAIN at 11.45 p. m. reaching Baltimore at 7
p m.
E7" Through tickets by boat from Wheeling for
Cincinnati, Madison, Louiaville, St. Louis, and
other River Cities, will be sold at all limes when
the stare of water will admit.
117" Through tickata between Baltimore and
Washington, and all the important cite* and
towns in the West, are sold at the Ticket Offices
of the Company.
FOR WAY PASSENGERS.
THE MAIL TRAIN, leaving Camden Station
will take passengers for all the usual stopping
places on the Road. Returning, th:s train leaves
Wheeling at 11.45 midnight, Cumberland at 10.15
a. m , and arrives at Baltimore at 7 p. m.
THE FREDERICK ACCOMMODATION
TRAIN, for Frederick and intermediate place*,
will.start at 4 p. in., daily, (except Sunday.) ar
riving in Frederick at 7.40. Returning will leave
Frederick at 9 a. in , arriving at Baltimore at 12 30,
noon.
THE ELLICOTT'S MILLS ACCOMMODA
TION will be run daily, (except Sunday*,) a* fol
low* :
Leave Camden Station at fi a. m. and A p in.
Leave Ellicou'aMilia at 7.30 a. m. aad 6 30 p. m.
13e a 14.
FIKU AKD BURCLAK PKOOP 8APES.
The subscriber has on exhibition at the
Smithsonian Institution, two of his improved Iron
Sales. The one mad* of lough wrought bar and
plate Iron, lined with chilled or oa?e hardened
Iron, secured with au inner iron grating of twq
inch bar iron riveted together, the whole pat to
gether wi:b heavy screws or nut* upon the in
side ; not, however, passing through the outside
plate. The frame or corner bars are made of
angle iron ; not a rivet or acrew upon the outer
surface of the sales, thus rendering them prool
against the burgl.iT ? chisel or drill, which cannot
prnetraie the chilled iron The door is secured with
Hall's patent ami gun|>owder proof lock, which
obtained a medal at lh< Worlds' Pair, London.
1^1. and >11 hew Vork, 1S53 and 1*54. This
Sale is intended to be Burglar Proof only; but
when placed witnin a Fire rtoof vault or inside ,
of one of Herring's Patent Fire Proofs, renders '
them both Fire and Thief Proof.
The other on exhibition, i* one of Herring's
celebrated Fire Proof Sale*, wh ch received the ?
highest premium at the Worlds F*ir, London and !
I New York, and are urn ver?ally acknowledged to
be the best protection nrauw fire now in use.
SILAS C. HERRING, 1
Patentee and Manufacturer.
FIT2HUGH COYLE.
Agent, No 519. 7th *treet, Washington, where
! be keep* an assortment on band for sale.
' March 2?fltif
VfADEIKA NUT*, latest growth ; 1 cask
XtX just received bv
SHEKELL BROTHERS,
No. 40, oppoaite Centre Market.
Jan ft?3tif
HECK Id K8' PAHINA, prepared ex
pressly for families, a delicate and appro
priate food for all seasons, and one of the most
economical, nutritious, and wholesome prepara
tions ever brought to the table, eminently com
bining the gratification of the palnle with ample
and healthful sustenance of the body.
Strictly apeaking, Hecker*' Farina i* neither
stringent nor laxative, but restorative, strengf St
ing the digestive and absorbent system. In dis
ordered bowels, disrrhae, dysentery, and even in
cases of cholera, when food is deemed admissible
by the physu ian*. Hecker*' Farina cannot fail to
be salutary; and wheiever known is extensively
used in hosnitals and private practice. The pres
ervation of health or the prevention of sickness .
is at least a* imporiant a? the curing of disea e. *
People in health should therefore use Hackers' 1
Fanna freely, as common food, to preserve the in ,
estimable blessing.
For saie by grocers and druggists generally. |
Wholesale bv Charles F. Pitts, 12 Commerce j
street, Baltimore; Ihngee flt Brother, 97 Sooth :
Front street. Philadelphia; 3 G. B>wdlearfr Co., j
"7 l^ng Wharf. Boston; and b* me manuCsrtu.
rers. Hecker k Br ther. at the Croton Mill*, 901 j
Cherry street, New York.
Ilerkera* Parlna Jelly, made In double
Boiler*, which rmder burniig or scorching im- j
no??ible. is now exhibited daily si the Fair of ihe
Metropolitan Mechanics' Institute in Washington.
Mar S? 2sr.
J/IM, JKW KI.KY,? I have Just received
a new supp'y of the latest stylea of Jewelry
and have just finished a fiae lot of pure silver
ware, such as Tea Seta, Goblets. Cups. Spoons,
Forks. Ladlea. Butter, Fish, and Pie Knives
Nspkin Rings. &e.. Arc. All of which I will sell
st much lower prices than is usually asked for the
same quality of good* at other establishment* in
this city, and will warrant every article aa repr*
sented st time of sale. II. O. HOOD,
41S Penn avenue, between 4| and 0th afreets.
VT ??: ? H OOT ANi> ftMOb 8TOHU?
1.1 Samuel W. Taylor * Co , have opened the
spa cioii* New Store on PenV avenue, aext to
Messrs. Geo., flr T. Parker's opposite Brown's
Hotel, forthe *ale of Ladies', Gentlemen's Misses'.
Boy's and Servant's BOOTS, SHOES, G A ITERS
and SLIPPERS.
In opening this establishment our aim is to l>e
come popular by keeping good articlea at veiylew
prices.
CC7"Arrangement* have Wen made with thebeat
Northern Manufacturer* for a regular supply el
every article exclusively to onr order.
By respectful attention to the wants of those
who will favor u* with a call, we hope 10 merit
their future confidence aad patronage.
8. W TAYLOR* Co.
Penn. avenne,opposite Brown's Hotel.
Aug t9?1 w
Ili ?H Til KMPKING TK AUK.?Now open
ing. a large, fresh, and elegant variety of gen
tlemen's belongings for Ihe spring trade, of new
importations and atylea and of the best analities
?? STEVENS'S.
Feb 84?It if ? Sale* Room, Brown's Hotel.
TERMS OF ADVERTISING.
One square (twelve tinea) 1 insertion.. to M
u i u 2 " 7*
ii ii 3 (? 1 OD
? i "1 week ? 00
mm "I mouth .??????????? 5
Business cards, not exceeding six lino*
for not leu than aix month?, inserted at haltprua.
Yearly advertisements uibjrct to special ar
ingement.
Loug advertisements at reduced rates.
Religious, Literary, and Charitable notices in
serted gratuitously.
All correspondence on business must be prepaid
gliittlUntons
rpHIS la to give notice that the following
I original Virginia Military Revolutionary Land
Warrants, vis:
No. 662 lor 100 acres, issued in the name of Dame.
Thomas; _
No. 533 for 100 acres, issued in the name ol Thos
Co'.e; ... ei\
No. 2,779 for 100 acres, issued in the name of L)un
can Brown; _ .
No. 648 for 100 acres, issued in the name of! ho*J
Edwards, . , ,
have been accidentally loat or destroyed, and 1
hereby notify ail parties that I shall make applica
tion to the Land Office tor the iasue of scrip on
duplioates of said warrants, aader tha provisions
rftk. >11 Af". 1??A ?
Attorney for the Claimant*
Jan 10?
tv^ipt VAU. TU CALL AT. BfK>I?'*
I Fifvou wish to narchaee anything in the way
ofdne Amenmn. London, or Geneva watches,
(that can be relied oa for the true time,) r.ch go d
jewelry, pnre silver ware, fce., be-* **v* 'r?B?
15 to 25 per cent, ae he ia ?w receiving hi?
Pall supply, which will be sold at the lowest
wholesale rates. . ,
Fine watches and jewelry repaired, and war
>UU<I 10 fiv. H Q H00D,S
P.. tmu, IM1MD Md ftlil
tha large spread eagle. ?*Pl I??"
\TBW BOOUk?Plato oil ImvortftMty of
N the S?ml, translated from the Gr?ek by
Charles S. Stanford.
Florence Egerton ; or, Sunshine and Shadow*,
by the author of Clara Stanley, flee.
Sketches oi Western Methodism. Biographical,
Historical, and Miscellaneous, illustrative of Pio
neer
For
Life, by Rev. Jas. B. Finley. _
r sale by GRAY fc BaLlANTYNE.
B
WOOD OAS.?CAUTION
E It known that I, the subaerlher ab
tained letter* patent in Duceuil)cr, l&ol, lot
an apparatus for the destructive distillation ol
wood, and the making therefrom of tar or pitch at
pleasure, and gas; and that in the judgment ol
competent pereons the invention of an appar
tus recently patented by W. D. Porter cannot ba
used by him or auy other person wiuout infring
iitg my said patent. And, further, that what w
vatenud by said Porter rightfully belongs to uie,
as I expect to prove ere long before the United
States Patent Office ; and, further, that the use ol
said Porter's invention involves also a nroces*
which I am now claiming before the Uailed Statea
Patent Office, and which has been adjudged to ba
patentable to the first inventor thercol. and whioh
said W. D. Porter has formally disclaimed, ss ap
pears upon the public records oi said office, ot
which all official copy is hereto annexed, and also
a copy of his claims.
In the Nal'tonaJ ItitfUigrvcrr ef the 25'.. o instant
Mr. Porter announces that he ha* secured by
patent the "exclusive right to making gas from
wood," and threatens preseeution to all parlies
infringing his patent, I ask how this statement
comports with the toft of my patent of December,
1851, and how far the three! can intimidate under
suoh circumstances? Mr. Porter'sclsim is based
upon a movable perforated diaphrugui, and was
so understood by the Pstent Office, as it appears
from the records of the Pstent Office that his
claim was at first refused as interfering with a
prior patent to Robert Foulis, of Cansda, for sn
equivalent contrivance. TUi? claim, as given be
low, and in which the perforated diaphragm is the
saving clause, is what Mr Porter cslls securing
the "exclusive right to making gas from wood.'
The statement carries absurdity on its front, and
is a libel ou ti>< good sense of the Patent Ortioa
If such a claim or right had been granted, it woa'd
forbid every coal-kiln and charcoal manufactory
,n the country.
The following copies of correspondence and
extracts from the records of the Patent Office wiU
show the true state of the ease:
Umtxd States Patekt Orvicx,
August 25, 1&64.
Six . In reply to your letter of this dsta, asking
"if any patent hss been grsnled to W. D. Porter,
dated August, 1S54. or st sny other lima, or
to any other person or persons, securing to him
or th<m '? thecj+luttv* rigktof malnig ge* froim
wood." and whether any such clsim was made by
W. D. Porter, under his application for a patent,
which letters patent were issued bearing the
above date, yon sre informed that W. D. Portei s
claims are believed to be c nfined to his sppara
tus; sud, further, thts office is not swsrc that a
Italent has been granted heretofore for the r^refa.
ssVr rigfu of mating go* pom v>u*d. U would,
however, be unjustifisble to expect me to make
an extended investigation to answer your re
quest.
I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,
C. Mason, Commissioner oi Patents.
W. P. McCokaeli., F.sq ,
Care of Prof. C. G. Page, Washington, D. C.
Tkt United States Tat tut Ofue?To ail portont to
vhcm ikess presents skall com*, grttmg :
This ii to certify that the annexed it ? true copy
frein the file* of Una office of an extract from a
Kper filed in the matter of tb? application of W.
Porter for letters patent, in accordance with
which application letter* patent were iasaed to fit*
said W. 1). Porter on the 2%] day of Auguat,
eighteen hundred and fifiyUour.
In teatimony whereof, I Charlea Ma*os, Com
tni>i?Mi:er of Patent*, have caused the seal
of the Patent Office to be hereunto affixed
(l. a ] tbi* 25th day of Auguat. in the year of our
Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty
four, and of the independence of the Unhed
States the aeventy-nintb. C. Mason.
Copy of disclaimer of W. 1). Porttr in Au applies
lton for " e? improved still for moling wood
gits. "filed August ISM. I tetters patent issued
August 22, 1854.
" I do not claim a* my invention and dweovery
the improvementa in making ga* Iwa wood, vt?:
subjecting the product* of deetrective diatillatioa
therefrom to a high degree of heat, aubetantially
as ha* been described and for the purpose* set
forth m the apecification of W. P. McCoaaell.*
The Vn itrd Ssmte* me Ofico To oli persons to
whom tl?e.*e presents shall eom' greeting :
This is to certify that the annexed ta a true cop?
from the records of ihia offi-e of an extract from
the specification of W. D. Porter'a patent, i**ued
in the twenty aecond day of August, eighteen
hundred and fifty-four. *
In testimony whereof. I. Charles Mason, Com
missioner of Patents, have caused ihe
seal of the Patent Office to be hereunto
. . affixed thia twenty fifth day ot August,
' ' in the year of our Lord one tbouaand
eight btindfed and fifty tour, and ot tbe
independence of tbe United State* the
seventy-ninth. C. Mason.
Extract from Spec'J^eation of W. D. I'orior on
whuh inter* patent tccre issued August 22, 1*54.
Claim.?What I claim aa my inventioa and de
aire to aecure by letters patent la:
" The ooaatrnction of a gaa apparatus or still,
oonststiog of a metallic or other cylinder B, tbe
conea E and D, diaphram plate C, and exit pipe
F, substantially aa described in the foregoing ape
cification, and *bown in the accompanying draw
inga."
The truth of the abevemny be ascertained from
the recorda of (he Patent Office, to wkicb all bev?
access. - -
WM. P. McCONNELL.
By hia attorney CHAS. O. PAGE.
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