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WASHINGTON SENTINEL. A ? , \ . 3 ' _ TRI-WEEKLI. so ?? CITY U*F W ASHINGTOK, SATURDAY MORNIJiG DECEMBER 8,1855. WASHINGTON SENTINEL s VirBI.ISHKD TKI-WKKKLY AND WEEKLY BY ^ VKHI.FY TUCKER AND WM M- OVERTON, Ward's Building, near the Capitol, CITY OF WASHINGTON. TERMS Tri-W*ekly 5 00 Weekly 3 00 To Cu'Rt) or Individual, subscribing to live or more copies? Tri weekly per a,mum, iu advance $3 tin Weekly " ? 1*0 LL/~Post inhaler* are requested to act Re agents. rp II E SONS OF THE SIRIX, A HIS |[ lory of the Rise, Progress, and Destiny ol ? lie American Parly, and its probable influence on i lie next Presidential election, to which is added a Review of the Letter of the Hon. Henry A. Wiae against the Know-nothings, by an Ame rican. The History of Mason and Dixon's Line, con tained in au Addrvsg delivered by John II. B. Latrobe. of Maryland, before the Historical So oiety of Pennsylvania, November 8, 1854. Mirana Elliot, or the Voice of the Spirit, by S. M. II Autobiography of Charles Caldwell, M. D.,with a Preface, Note*, and Appendix, by Harriet W. Warner. Ju-t received and for aale by ? R. FARNHAM, Corner of Peon. avenue and llih street. Feb If) HARPER'S MAGAZINE for September is a magnificent number, filled with superior engravings, and for sale at Smilunqton's book store. The great Illustrated Magazine of Art for Sep tember is one of the best that has been issued. Leslie's Ladies' Gazette for September contains all the new Fall fashions. The Knickerbocker Magazine for September Godey's Lady's Book, Graham's Magazine, ant Putnam's Magazine, all lor September, received and for sale at SHILLINGTQN'S Bookstore, THE FAILURE of Free Society?Soci ology for the South, or the Failure of Free Society. by George Kitzhugh. On sale at TAYLOR & MAURY'S Book Store, near 9th street. STONE UUAKRY.-I am prepared to fur nish from my quarry, opposite the Little Falls and adjoining the quarry of the late Timothy O'NeiUe, any quantity of stone that may be ueeded for building purposes. Apply to the undersigned at hi* bonne on H, between 19th and 20(h streets, in the First ward, or to Mr. Paino, at the quarry. July -2-1 WILLIAM B. SCOTT. COMMENTARIES on tlie Jurisdiction Practice, and Peculiar Jurisorudence of the Courts of the United Stales, vol. 1, by George Ticknor Curtis. ? History of the Crusades, their Rise, Progress, an<! Results, by Major Proctor, of the Royal Vlilitary Academy. Ciiiiiming's Lectures on the Seven Churches. On sain nt TAYLOR & MAURY'S Bookstore, V v Irt near 9th street. TO M EMBERS OF CONGRESS AND STRANGERS. WATCHES.?Members of Congress and others in want of perfect timekeepers would do well to make their selections at once, in order to test I heir quality before leaving the ci'y. . Our assortment for both Ladies and Gentlemen was never Jo complete as at present, embracing (very description, which we offer unusually low. M. W GALT & BROTHER. Penn. avenue, between 9th and 10th streets Jan 18 i D\NIEL WEIISTEK. --Messrs. Taylor Jr. MAURY biv? a tew of the original sub scribers' copies of the works of Daniel Webster, printed on very fine imperial paper, in which Mr. Webster inscribed Ins* name. Six volumes j price $"20. T. & M. nre the only booksellers in the United State* who have any copies ia their possession. Mar 11 Bookstore near 9th st. FINE W ATCHES & RICH JEWELRY. HO. HOOI>, Pennsylvania avenue, between , 44 and 6th streets, has just returned from the north with a good assortment of the most rich and fashionable Jewelry in the market, which he purchased for cash at very low prices, and now ol fers for sale (be same, at wholesale or retail, much cheaper than goods of like quality have ever been sold for in this section of country. Please call at his store, sign of the large spread eagle. N. B. Special attention paid to the repairing of | watches by W. W. Hollingsworth. rp 71 r. AMERICAN SPORTSMAN. Con J[ laming Hints to Sportsmen. Notes on Sport iig, and 1 he Habi.ts of the Game Birds and Wild Fowl of America, by Elisha J. Lewis, M. D., with numerous illustrations. For sale at TAYLOR & MAlJRYS Jan. I Book Store, near Ninth street. G1 f&NEMAL AGENCY*?The undersigned T most respectfully informs, by this notic?, his riend* and the public in general, here and esle | where, that he has opened an Agency Office for the prosecution of claims of every description asih ust the government, before the several depart , incuts or Congress; procure pensions, bounty I and* extra pay, aud arrearage pay, and will at- ; end to the buying and sel'ing of real estate, the | rendu? of houses, and a general collecting busi ties*; lie will also furnish parties at a distance with such information as they may desire from the sent of government. Charges will be mode sate. Office, at present, will be on M near 18th rlreei KirtUNon. Hon. J. C. bobbin, Serrrtary of the Nnv? Hon. J. Davis, Stcrntary of Wa*. N. Callan, esq., PruxtUm of tKr Board of C?*t ?i-m Counril. Gen. John M. McCalla, Attornat I* James H. Caustin, eso. W O. Reddall. Stair Depart nt*n.l samuel o Taylor. Jan IT?it C1 ONNl.KVE and Preserved Ginger and / Chow-Chow, Atten and Choong Loong, Can ton, iresh importation. For sale bv SHEKELL BROTHERS, No. 40, opposite the Centre Market. DON'T FAIL TO CALL AT HlMII)')) if you wiah to purchase anything in the way oi fine American, London, or Geueva watches, (that can be relied on for the trus time,) rich gold jewelry, pure silver ware,dec., Arc., and save from 15 to 2? per cent, ss he is now receiving his Fall supply, which will be sold at the lowest whole-ale rates. Fine watches and jewelry repaired, and war ranted to give satisfaction. H. O. HOOD'S Pa. avenue, between 4J and 0th streets, sign ol th<* Isrire spread eagle. HEW hooks RECEIVED ATSHII LINGTON'S Bookstore? The Dodd Family, by Charles Lever, author of ' 'harles O Malley. ib-hind the Scenes, by Lady Buiwer Lytton. The Lamplighter, one of the most fascinating wook* ever written. Everything LD the Book. Newspaper and Sta onery hoe (or sale at JOE SHILLINGTQN'S Bookstore, Odeon Building, corner 41 street and Pa. avenue yUW ARII LYCETT. BoH-OIWiUr, l i Potomac Hall, corner of Kleventh-street and Maryland avenue,over Clarke * Drug store. Wash ington. D. C. Kvery *tyle of iKtok-biudrhg e*?cuted, either in velvet, Turkey Morocco, Russia, or fancy color* cm If. Periodicals and Music neatly hall liound. Mr. Lvcsrr re*|?ecil'tilly suggests to his friends that while much has h*sn done to transmit family records, liftle care has l?een taken to preserve pa rental likenesses He takoa this method to inform his Inends.and those desirous af (?erpctuatiiig per sonal remembrance*, that daguerreotype like nesses can be mlnid on 'he inside covers of fami y bibles, presentation-l>ooks, or keepsakes, apeei? mens of which can be seen at his bindery, or he can be addres?ed by letter, whichwiil l>* promptly attended to. Math ematical diction a rT?7? Cyclopedia of Mathematical Science, com Eri?ing dcfinilions of all the terms employed in [nth tallies, an analysis of tsch I ram h. and of the whole as forming a single science, by Charles Da vies, L L. D., author of a complete course of Mathematics, and Wrn. G. Peck. A. M , Assist ant Professor of Mathematics United Slates Mili ary Academy. Just published, and lor sal* at he Bookstors of R. FARNHAM, WOOl) GAS.?CAUTION* BE it known that I, the subscriber ob tained letter** patent in December, 1851, lor an apparatus lor the destructive distillation ol wood, and the making therefrom of tar or pitch al pleasure, and gas ; and that in the judgment ol competent persons tlio invention ot' an appar tus recently patented by W. D. Porter cannot be u?ed by liitn or any other person wiluout infring ing tuy said patent. And, further, that what is patented by said Purler rightfully belongs to me, as I expect to prove ere long before the United States Patent Office; and, further, that lire use of said Porter's invention involve:* also a process which 1 am now claiming before the United States Patent Office, and which lias been adjudged to be patentable to the lirst inventor thereof, and which said W. D. Porter has formally disclaimed, as ap pears upon the public records ol said office, ot which an otiicial copy is hereto annexed, and also a copy of his claims. In the National Intelligencer of the 25th instant Mr*. Porter announces that he has secured by patent the "exclusive right to making gas from wood," and threatens prosecution to a If parties infringing his patent, i ask how this statement comports with the fact of my patent of December, 1851, and how far the threat can intimidate under such circumstances? Mr. Porter's claim is based upon a movable perforated diaphragm, and was so understood by the Patent Office, as it appears from the records of the Patent Oliice that his claim was at fir>Jt refused as interfering with a prior patent?to Robert Foulis, of Canada. for iSn equivalent contrivance. This claim, as given be low, and in which the perforated diaphragm is the saving clause, is what Mr Porter calls securing the "exclusive right to making ga? from wood.'' The statement carries absurdity on its front, and is a libel on the good sent*e of the Patent O'tice If such a claim or right had been granted, it would forbid every coal-kiin and charcoal manufactory in the country. The following copies of correspondence and extracts from the records of the Patent OlRee will show the true state of the case: Unite* Statics Patent Okfick. A'igu st 25, ISM. Sir . In reply to your letter of this date, asking " if any patent has been granted to W. 1). Porter, dated 22d August, 1&54, or at any other time, or to any other person or persons, securing to him or them " the exclusive right of making ga* from wood" and whether any such claim was made by W. D. Porter, under his application for a patent, which letters patent were issued bearing the above date, you are informed that W. 1). Porter's claims are believed to be c ntined to his appara tus; and, further, this office is not aware that a patent has been granted heretofore (or the exclu sive right of making gas from ivb-d It would, however, be unjustifiable to expect tne to nialfe an extended investigation to answer your re quest. I ain, respectfully, your obedient servant, C. Mason, Commissioner of Patents. W. P. McConaeli., Esq., Care of Prof. C. G. Page, Washington, D. C. The United States Patent Office?To all persons to whom these presents shall came, greting : This is to certify that the annexed is a true copy from the files of this office of an extract from a paper tiled in the matter of the application of W. D. Porter for letters patent, in accordance with which application letters patent were issued to tho said \V. D. Porter on the 22d day of August, eighteen hundred and fifty-four. In testimony whereof, I Charles Mason, Com missioner of Patents, have caused the seal ol the Patent Office to be hereunto affixed [l. s.] this 25th day of August, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and tilty four, and of the independence ol the United Slates the seventy-ninth. t C. Mason. Copy of disclaimer of W. D. Porter in his opplicw lion for "an improved tttU for making loood gas "filed August !), 1S54. letters patent issued An gust 22, 1854. " I do not claim as my invention and discovery the improvements in making gas from wood, viz: subjecting the products of destructive distillation therefrom to a high degree of heal, substantially as has been described and for the pur|K>->es set forth in the specification of W. P. McConnel). The United States Patent Office?To all penuns to whom these presents shall come greeting : This is to certify that the annexed is a true copy from the records of this office of an extract from the specification of W. D. Porter's patent, issued in the twenty second day of August, eighteen hundred and fifty-four. In testimony whereof, I, Charles Mason. Com missioner of Patents, have caused the seal of the Patent Office to be hereunto , . affixed this twenty fifth day of August, .ri the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four, and of the independence of the United Slates the seventy-ninth. C. Mason. Kxtract from Specification of IF'. J). Pirter on which letters patent were issued August 22, 1354. Cuaim.? What 1 claim as my invention and de sire to secure by letters patent is " The construction of a gas apparatus or still, consisting ol a metallic or other cylinder B, the cones E and D, diaphram plate C, and exit pipe F, substantially as described in the foregoing spe cification, and shown in the accompanying draw ings." The truth of the above may be ascertained from the records of the Patent Office, to which all have access. WM. P. McCONNELL, Ry his attorney CIIAS. G. PAGE. ' 4 TJOOR'8 RAILROAD MAP OP Till; x UNITED STATES."?-This celebra ted Map, recently eulogized by Lieutenant Mau ry, in his M Virginia Letters." is on sale at TAYLOR & MAURY'S Dec 1 Bookstore, near Ninth street. SOUTHERN BOOK.?Origin of the C on stitution; Incorporation of the General Gov ernment by the States; as national public agents in trust, with no sovereignty ; History of Copart nership Territories from the Virginia Deed, 17b4, to ihe Treaty with Mexico, 1848; Division of the Public Lauds ; Specific Duties; Origin and History of the Puritans; Origin and Cause of Trouble be tween the North and South, and Jeopardy of the Republic ; Legal mode o*' Redress pointed out; by W. B. Davis, Wilmington, North Carolina. Price Two Dollars. ? On Male at BISHOP'S Periodical Store. No. 210 Penn?ylv *nia avenue, adjoining Willard's Hotel rptlE PEASANT BOY PHILOSOPHER X by Henry Ma\hew. price 75cants. The Essence of Christianity, by Lutlwig Fener bach, traiisl*ted from the second <<ermnn edition by Marion Evans, translator of Straus's Life of Jesus, price $1 V't. . Travels in Europe and the East, by Samuel Ireneus Prime, two volumes, price two dollars. Just published and for sale at TAYLOR & MAURY'S I^XTKA Hcavy-platcd lea Wets, \lbafn Xi Forks, Spoons, Src.?M. W. Gait Ac Rro. have just received a beautiful assortment of? Extra Plated Tea Sets, latest styles Ca.tors, Cake Baskets, Card Trays, Art Also, superior Albata Forks and Spoons. The above are of the very best quality, and un usually low. M. W. GALT Sr BRO. Penn. avenne, between 9th and I Ot h sis. ANCHOVIES, Varieties, and Shrimp Pasts.?Anchovy Paste, genuine, In jars. Anchovies in sauce, in pickl", and sail. Essence of l^obsters, Anchovies, and Shri-nps Just received by SHEKELL BROTHERS. Dec 13?3tif No. 40. op. Centre Market WANDERINGS IN CORSICA; Coralra; Picturesque, Historical, anil Social ; wiih a Sketch of the Early Life of Napoleon, translated from the German by Edward Joy Morris Price $i 50. lectures on English Literature, from Chancer to Tennyson, by Henry Reed. I'rice $1 25. Just published, and for sal* at TAYLOR it MAURY'S PROSPECT US OK THK ?'WASIIINCTON SENTINI?I~'' I PROPOSE to publish m the oily of Wushuu ton, in September, a political "'J" der the name ol tlu- Vv ASIII NC*T Oi ? < N E L ' lu UoiiiK s.. it is proper 1 should make know n the principles it will niHintuin. and the policy it will advocate. . , ? It will support cordially and earnestly the prill ciples of the Democratic party of tk$ United States it does not propose to be the organ ol any Depart inent of the Government, except in so lar as an in ?Impendent maintenance of th*? doctrines ot that l.arty may represunt its opinions and express its views. It will not he ambitious to commend itselfto the peftple by a blind Mattery of their rulers. It wi leek public . -pport by the bold avowal of the sentiments wnich are common to the genuine Democracy of the Union, and by the coudemna .ll'.uchM m.y conHic.wtjh whatever quarter they may ccrne. H will w be (and it will endeavor to dcs^rve the title) the organ of the Democratic party ol the United The Sentinkl will maintain, as a liindament"l truth of that great party, that the States formed the Union between then, by th.- ratificationot the Oo^ dilution a, a compact; by which, also. th.'V !r? thr. Federal Government, and delegated to a,. ,h"ir common agent, the powers specified in it. with an explicit reservation ol other- to the State-, or to their separate goveri. incut- The exercise of any powers beyond the*, thus delegated, is, therefore, an usurpation <? ie reserved authority of the States by the >oren1 ??. ihThe? S^^fwil. uphold and defend the Union upon th?* basis of the rights of th* State#?under the Constitution? an<l thus by sedulously guarding the I alter it will the more effectually strengthen and perpetuate vhe former. "Villi regard to the exercise of the power* ol the |-Vi -ml Government, the Skntinkl will take as the , riuciples ol its action, that Congress shall ex (?ri-iit no power which has not been delegated by the C. n-titution, according to a strict and fair icrpret tion of ils language and spirit; and that it shall at seek to attain indirectly an object through ,|,e exe. iseof constitutional potior, for the three ,maii,me I of which it has no deUga^n of jww. in othi/r words, all powers exercised must be .?'enriv gra led, aud all granted powers must be used lb?no >urpose, except such as is clearly ? ended by th Constitution. In respect to the internal administration of the Government, the -"'^[XS'to Holic-v of the Democratic party. It.will labor to Inculcate this cardinal doctrine of Democratic in tenia! policy :-that this Government will best, promote the freedom and prosperity of the people he Stales by being less ambitious to exercise byTeaving .. .!? X inent of all their dom**t\c omoernj?while it con tent- itself with guarding the confederacy from external violence, and directing the foreign policy of the country to the promotion of the common inteiesis. and "defence of the common rights, and honor of the States composing it. The Skntinkl will advocate such a progressive foreign policy as will suit itself to the exigencies, and correspond with the expanding interests o the 2s: - pursue. ,, , ,. The national policy of the world in this age is essentially aggressive In th. growing sensO. weakness of some of the nations o the O'd WorW, and the ambitious restlessness ol o^er., a com mon motive to colonial extens-on has developed MeOur settled determination tc repel interference from .broad with our domestic concerns, wil selfish interests of other nations prompt a foreign 2wss,,u :rb. be resisted by remonstrance, and, if need nc, *y Our Ibreign [?olicy shouid. indeed, be defensive, but 10 be properly defensive .t must sometimes be |? vigilant, watchful, and energetic. The world IS lull of important movements, commercial and political, deeply concerning Amer,c?t^eand American power. It is time we had an American foreign policy. We must have it. W e cannot L J? Jit i we would. We have larger interests, and n greater stake in the world and its destiny, than every other people. We occupy the best portion of a continent, with uo neighbors but *n u woru-out, anarchical despotism. We are tne olny people whose own lani, without colonial de fendeSs, is washed by the two great ocean, o. the world. Our agricultural producl.ons are .nore varied and more essential to civilncd life, and te human progress?our mineral and manufacturing resources more vast-ourfac.l.t.es and capacity for ?iiternal and foreign commerce more extended than those of any other people living under one covernment. A continent, to a great extent, i n explored and exhaustless in its yet hidden wealth j S at our iet. European trade seeks the great Las through avenues wLh are at our doors, pr must be made through our own limits. Luroms, Asia AW?.: .nd lh? tote. of .he US look to us as th* rising power, through the agency of whose example, and ever widening and extending, though peaceful ifics of lil>erty, civilization, and religion, are ciea lined to triumph over the barbarism and supersti lion ol tfle millions of the world. And shall such a people refute to lay hold "I"" ' act upon the high mission to which it is ial eT A mission so full of hot.e, though so lad.n with reZnslblbty, wh.-h, it properly directed, mus. ?ike our confederacy the harbinger ol peace to destiny. . . > The SicvrtNKL will, therefore, advocates bold n?d rar?>M foreign vohcy, such as the condition of thtfcountry demant/s; but it will -'-cate .t under the flua of the country?nowhere else. Its foreign , Ji, ?* ?U.11? consistent with the .poll"- honor Ed LiD.IK-.ch.bl. gooJf.Ub.r.H. coi...flt. _T? he respectable at home and abroad, and to be gr m the eves of the world, it must ask for nothing but what is right, and submit to nothing that is trong H must be liberal and magnanimous o the rights of others, and firm and J insisting on its own. It must, in fine, be true to its own interests, rights, and honor?it cannot then be'false to thos. of other nations. Such then, is the chart by which we shall be ffUided lndet>endent and free, we shall endeavor t, be honest and truthful. The true friend-^oj to be none i ^ cordl,ny support and'defend. lis enemies in the field or in ambu.fi we shall oppose, and on all proper oeeasioh.de. n0Tolour future brethren of the pres. we extend rival of no press ol its own party-the personal enemy of none ol the other. The present Democratic Adm.o.stration ha. our lest wishes for its success in the the great principles upon which it^rMN^?nt?^power and in its ht.nest labors to aita.n such an end il will find the Skntinkl its Inend and coadjutor. IATP.K YBARM, oy the Author of the j Old House by the River." Mr. Rutherford's Ch Idren. second volume. Pebbles from the Lake Shore, or Miscellaneous Poems, by Charles Leland Potter, A. M. General Notions of Chemistry, translated from ihe French, by Kdmund C. Evans, M. D. The Lnnd of the Saracens, by Kayard Taylcr. Brushwood picked up on the Continent; or Last Summer'. Trip to the Old World, by Orville Horwit*. The above are selected from a large arrival of new book.at TAYLOR St MAURY'S j\r 0 Bookstore. nwarOth et. | Tbe New York and Liverpool United Static* Mail Steamer*. The ships comprising this line ure : The Ailunlie Ca|unin West. The Pacific Captain Nye. The Baltic Captain Comstock. These ships having been built by contract, expressly lur government -ervice, every cure ha* heen taken in their construction, a* also in their engines, 10 insure strength Had ?pe?*d, and their accommo daiious for passengers are unequalled for ele gance and comfort. Price of passage from New York to Liverpool, in first cabin ...$130 I n second cabin, $73. Exclusive use of extra sized state rooms S32r) From Liverpool to New York 30 and 20guineas An experienced Surgeon attached to each shit). No berth secured until paid for. PKOPtMKP DATKS OF SAILIN8. From N*to York From Liverpool. WedMay.. Itil, ISM I 8atnr?Uv.. I>?*c. 10, 1S.14 WcJ'day.. Jan. 10, 1855 , Saturday..Dec. ?'0, ISM Wed ? ay. .Jan. 24, 1855 Wed'dv ..Feb. 7, 18f?fl Wed'da/.. Feb. 21, I8.r>5 Saturday. .Jan 13, 18f?5 Saturday. .Jan. 27, 1855 Saturday. .Frb. 1", 18.% Wed'day. .Mar. 7. ISftO j Saturday. .Feb 24, 1805 For fre ght or pa sag*-, apply to EDWAKDK COLLINS, No. 56 Wall st-eet, N. Y. BROWN, SHIPLEY & Co., Liverpool. R. G. ROBERTS & Co., 13 King's Arms Yard, London. B. G. WAIN WRIGHT&c Co., Paris. GEO. H. DRAPER, Havre. The owners of these ships will not he accounta Me for gold, silver, bullion, specie, jewelry, pre cioti- stones, or metals, unless bills of lading are signed therefor, and the value thereof therein ex pressed. Jan 3?dtf UST RECEIVED AT TAYLOR A MAU ry's Bookstore, near 9th street? The Plurality of Worlds, with an Introduction l.v Edward Hitchcock, D. D. A Lamp to the Path; or,the Bible in the Heart, the Home, and the Market Place, by the Rev. W K. Tweedie, D. D. _ The Catacombs of Rome, by the Right Rev. W. I Kip, D. D. Narrative of a Voyage to the Northwest Hoas of America, by Gabriel Franchere. Corinne. by Madaine De Stael, new edition Vathek, by Beckford, do Female Poets of Great Britain, do Western Scenes and Adventures, illustrated. Life of Napoleon, by Hftzlitt, do SATIRE AND SATIRISTS, BY JAMES Hannay. author of Singleton Fonllerov, ike. Cosas de Espana, or Going to Madrid, via Bar celona. Just published and for sale at TAYLOR & MAURY'S March 6 ? Bookstore, near 9th street. IM>U RENT, till the 15tli of November next, the large built house at the vomer of | isth and K streets. Call at the " Sentinel" office. Intelligencer. Star, and Organ, one week daily' and send b lis to Sentinel office. May 17?lwd KOMPECTUS.?SOUTHERN CONStR vatlve Magazine.? When new aspirants lor popular favor are announced,.the public ha.ve a right to demand the grounds upon which such show ot title to their patronage is made. In ac knowledgment of this, we trace the customs ol parties iu the avowal of principles; of religious sects, in the irotuulgafion of creeds; and ol per sons in all pursuits of lile, dependent upon the public for success, in their preparatoiy eipositions of plans and purposes The customs thus origin ating, though som? times abu?ed, are ubelul and proper, and should not be discarded. And when, to obedience to custom, new plans are proposed, ll,o?e approving ought not to withhold their en couragement, as too many do, until they see that success is sure, for their aid may be needed to secure it. Such a foolish policy as this jeopar dizes the plan they approve, and ha-lens its failure: it has defeated many important enterprises, and has deprived the country of good and useful works If a new proposition of any kind is approved by the public, the support of those approving is of right expected, their approval l?eing solicited only in the view that their more substantial aid will not be wi thheld. BRIEF OUTLINE OF THE PLAN OF THE PROPOSED PERIODICAL. The SoirrHEUN Cohskkvative Maoazine will occupy grounds but little cultivated by American magazinisis. It is believed that a field is open lor a periodical of a new and, in some respects, a higher order than has be?u aimed at in our maga zine literature. In this belief, and with such an anil, we announce the Southern Conservative Magazine. ... The new magazine will be national and not sectional; claiming no merit by virtue of its es tablishment in the South, but aiming at a higher usefuluess and a more general acceptability It will be Protestant, but not sectarian ; opposing religious bigotry or iiitollerance on the orte side, and infidelity on the other-laboring in its teach ings to advance a closy union between the several branches ol the great lamily of tbe church. | It will be political, but liberal; owing no slavish allegiance to parties or politicians, it will advocate measures, not men, and will labor only for the success of principles. It will be progressive, yet sternly opjios'-d to the reckless spirit of innovation so rile in ihe couniry?aiming to el-vate and advance, not de pres.; to reform and improve, not to destroy; sacredly adhering lo the true intent ol our great repOblican theory, and laboring to advance it to its fullest development. It will be truly American in tone and sentimenf, but will repudiate nothing foreign, merely because | believing that the good, the useful, and true belong not, par excrl ence, to any favored people, but are the common right of all. It will be the organ of pure conservatism. It will encourage a high-toned literature, and defend pure morals in all the social relatione o( hie. . . And it will number in its corpa of regular con tributors some of the ablest political and literary writers of the couniry. The magazine will be printed on the finest quality of paper, with new type, and in a plain but superior style. . fcacli number will contain not lew than oO large octavo pages, made up of original articles, con tributed and editorial ?reviews, political and scientific essays, romances, poetry. Arc. We promise much lor the new magazine, and we intend to perform it all, and more, if the read ing public wnl give the enterprise a liberal en """""terms of subscription. The Southern Conservative Magazine will be issued, the first of each month, from t"e office of publication, Nashville or Knoxville. Tennessee, and will be furnished to suacribers at four dollars a year, or three dollars il paid punctually in ad vance. Publication will be commenced the 1st day of January. 1856. Address orders to the editor and proprietor. W T. HELMS, Knoxville, Tennessee. M ay 31, P-S5. j LEAVE* from a Family Journal, from the French of Emilie Souvestre, author of ?? 1 he Attic Philosopher in P""*^ Mrs.J a meson's Common-place Book ofThoughts, R. FARNHAM. June 7 Corner 11th at. and I'enn. av. MKS. JAMESON'S NEW BOOK.? A common-place book of Thoughts, Memo ries and Fancies, original and selected, by Mrs Jameson. Prica 75 cents. Leaves from a Family Journal, from the French of Emilie Souvestre, author of "the Attic Philo sopher in Parts." Paper, 50 cents; cloth, 7j centa. _ , Theory and Practice of Landscape Painting in water colors, illustrated by a aeries of 24 designs, colored disgrams of numerous wood cuts, with two extra plates of simultaneous contracts, by George Barnard Price S5. Just received at TAYLOR 6t MAURY'S Bookstore, June 7 ?t NfcW MUSIC W. C. ZANTZINGER baa just received from the publishers, Firth, Pond At Co., New York, and George Williegjr., Haiti more, an assonment of their latest publica tion*. jar Piano* tuned, warranted to give satis faction. STATIONERS' HALL, adjoining Kirkwood House. Dec 16?3tawif TTALUABLB HEAL ESTATE FWB V Sale.?The block of buildings known as 1 the Union Buildings,'' and now occupied by the Union newspaper establishment. They are situ ated on E street, between 13th and 14th streets, and fronting directly on Pennsylvania avenue. The lot is 70 feet front by 109 feel deep. The property in susceptible of division and re-arrangement, and its position such as must rank it among the beat business stands on the avenue, and ia yearly in creasing in value. Tne time of the present lessee expires on the 1st September next, on which day possession may had. Also, that large three-story Brick House on 17th street west, (opposite the War Office, and three doors south of G street.) Also, that three-atory House on 17th street west, next door to the Government Building, at the corner of F and 17ih streets. Should the above pioperty not be sold at private sale prior to the I5ih of May, it will be sold on that day at public auction. Terms Will be made favorable to the purchaser. Apply to CH. H. WINDER, Corner of 17th and G streets. March 20?2awtl5May NEW LIVEKY STABLE. To the Patrons of Berkeley Springs. rriHE undersigned begs leave to inform bis I friends and the public generally, that be has erected a new and extensive Livery Stable, for the accommodation of those who may wish to keep their horses at the Springs during the ap proaching season. The building contains about 40 stalls of extra width, and extensive Carriage Sheds. Its location is clean, dry, and airy, and convenient to Colonel Strother's Hotel, with which it is connected by arrangement. Expe rienced and reliable persons will be in attendance, and no expense will be spared to give every satisfaction to the visiting public. The proprietor will also keep for hire, several pleasure carriages and saddle horses. Having provided these ac commodations. at considerable expense, the Pro Srietor hopes that he will be liberully patronixed erms to uuit the times. JAMES A. STORM. Berkeley Springs, Morgan County, Va., July 1, 1855. July 18?if. . PROSPECTUS OF THE UNITED STATES TIMES, A Weekly Newspaper to be published In Washington City. The undersigned, expecting soon to retire from the position he has for some time held asSuperin tendentof the United States Census, intends to devote himself to the control and management of the Review, of which, for the last nine years, he has been the editor and proprietor, and to the publication in the City of Washington of a weekly newspaper with the above title. The material for this paper will consist, in part, of selections or extracts from articles admitted into the Review, but mainly ol other original lite rary, educational, industrial, and miscellaneous mailers, including digests of the current events ot the day, home and foreign; the proceedings ol Congress and the acts of the Government; lite rary and scientific sketches and essays upon leading and popular topics; biographical sketches of public men; d'gest of official reports, Stste snd Federal; the state of the markets in the several arge cities; the progress and prospects of crops; supply, demand, prices, etc.; the increase of the country as shown by statistics, bringing down those of the National Census always to date The object will be, through careful editorial management and a arge and well selected cor respondence, to establish at the seat of govern ment a Family Newspaper which shall be adapted to the wants of every community; imparting musement snd information, and political, only to the extent of maintaining the institutions of the country snd defending the rights and sovereignty of the Statea. The City of Washington, from the advantages which it presents for obtaining material of every kind, through the action of the Smithsonian Insti tution, the Patent Office, and the National Agri cultural Convention, etc., and the several Bureaus and Departments of Government, from its ennti guiiy to the large commercial cities, from the ex tended, exciting, and all important interests that concentrate upon it," is, perhaps, the most eligible location for such a journal, and ample guarantees of its success have already been received. It will be printed in folio for the convenience of binding, and similar in Ayle to the New York Albion. Terms: S2 ran xitmna. in advance. v To Clul?s, of 10 subscribers, st one post office f15 in sdvance. To Subscribers of DeBow's Review, not in arrears, the Review aud Times together. S6 in advance Advertisements on accommodating terms'. In order to increase the usefulness of the Re view, which has now acquired a very extensive circulation, it will be enlarged from 112 to 140 or 150 pages, and otherwise improved by additional editorial assistance and an able corps of contnbu tors. A montbl ittorical digest of events will be embraced in .1s pages, valuable for future refer ence. The subscription price of the Review will re msin st $5 per annum, but for the convenience ol the large class of persons who msy not desire the whole work, or who msy only solicit in formstion upon one or more of the subjects to which it is devoted, it is in contemplation to make a separate publication of the matter relating to Agtuulture, mother of that relating to Manufar turtt ? a third .o Inttrnal /upruvement*, a fourth to Commtrc*, and a fifth to Edutmtion and ljtittrt. These publications will be but departments of the whole work, and may be subscribed for separately at tl per annum esch. They will appear monthly in handsome periodical style, of from twenty-five to thirty-two pages ; constituting an n'nnual octavo volume of 300 pages each, showing at a single view and m a condensed form the whole results, within the year, in lk? parlirttlar Hrpartmrnt, in eurown country and abroad, as the Review itself will show them iw all of th* of indus try and enterprise. The Offire of DeBow's Review will remain as before at New Orleans, though a branch will be located at Washington, which will be also the main office of the other Journals, snd msy be addres>ed at all times in regard to them. The psrticulsr sddress of the editor, whether Wssh ington or New Orleans, vtfll be furnished from time to time, in the work. J. D. B DEBOW Washinoton, Nov. 2C, 1854. DeBow's Industrial. Resources, three handsomely bound volumes upon the Progress and Weslth of the United Ststes, 1,800 pages royal octavo, double columns, clear print, library edi tion, may still be ordered. Price M delivered st the expense of the auihos USE THE MAGIC IMPRESSION PAPER, For Writing Without Peas ?r l?g Lttv.., Plants, Flowera. Pl^nrea, Pattern* for ICmbroidery, M?rkl?g ?.!? en Indelibly, Manifold Writing. THIS Article in absolutely the l>e?t portable Inkstand in the known world, lor a small quantity lolded and placed in the pocket consti tutes a travelling InkHland, which cannot be bro ken. No pen is needed, for any stick, sharpened to a point, writes equally as well as the best gold pen in the universe. For drawing it is indispen sable. It is, indeed, the whole art ol Drawing and Painting?taught lu one leasou. Any leaf, plant, or flower can be transferred to the pages of an album, with a minute and distinct resemblance ol nature. With equal facility, picture* and em broidery patterns are taken, and have received the highest et'logiuma from the fair sex ; and, in deed, a more tasteful present for u lady could not be produced. , Thia Magic Paper will alao mark Unen, or other articles, so as to remain perfectly indelible. All the washing in the world fails to bring it out Any child can use it with perfect ease, with this Magic Paper, likewise, one or four copiea of every letter written can be secured without any additional labor whatever, making it the cheapest and moat convenient article extant. It is use?' to great advantage by reportera of the public press, telegraphic operatora, and boats of othera. . Each Package containa four different colors Black, Blue, Green, and Red, with full and printed Instructions lor all to use, and will last sufficiently long to obtain Five Hundred distinct Impressions. It is put up in beautifully enamelled colored Envelopes, with a truthful likeness of the Pro prietor attached. Each and every package war ranted. . ... ICTPrice $2 a dozen; or five lor, one dollar. Single packages'25 cents. .rrpiI Address, post paid, N. HUntJE.IjL<, Na. 167 Broadway, New York. OPINIONS OF THE PRESS. Hubbei.l's Maoic Impression Paper.?We refer our readers to the advertisement in another col umn, setting forth the merits of this pleasing and ingenious invention. The cheapness should in duce all to give it a trial.?Philadelphia Merchant. It is unsurpassed for neatness an^ utility, and should meet with the sale it richly deserves.? Tribune. INTERESTING NEWS.?We have Ju?t received a large assortment of BOOTS and SHOES for ladies', misses', and children's wear, which we offer very low. Ladies' Gaiters from $1 to $3. Misses' Boots ol every kind, in proportion. Of Children's Shoes we have every color and style, from 25 cents up. The inquiry generally ia, Where can we find a good assortment of shoes tor children ? We can answer all such querists to their satisfaction if j they give us a call. We would also state that we are prepared to manufacture every style ol boot or shoes usually worn by gentlemen, tadiea, misses, or children. Also on hand, every description of boots and shoes, which will be sold very tow. Call and examine for yourselves before pur chasing elsewhere, as we are determined to sell. S. C. MILLS <k CO., \far j 3t No. 486 Seventh st. UmUG BLUE BOOK"?Official Regla jL ter ot the United Statea, giving the names of all Officeholders under the Government, w-ith their Salariea, Location, and time of appoint ment. A few copies of the last edition still for sale in Washington by TAYLOR & MAURY, PIANOS, PIANOS I?We have now in store the largeat and roost reliable stock ol f lanos ever offered in this city, from the justly re nowned manufactories ol Hallet, Davis & Co., Boston; Bacoo Ac Raven, New York; and Knabe. Gar hie Jc Co., Baltimore; ranging in prices Irom $225 io $500. In addition to those in store, we have on exhi bition at the Metropolitan Mechanics' Fair, at the Smithsonian Institute, four superb Pianos, made expressly to our order for this Exhibition, any of which we will dispose of on reasonable terms. Also on hand, Guitars. Violins, Flutes. Accord eons, Melodeons, Banjos. Strings. Music, Ate Remember, at the Piano, Music, Stationery, Perfumery, and Fancy Goods Store of JOHN F. ELLIS, 306 Penn avenue, near 10th street , USSIA AS IT Is, BY COUNT DE UU ,_w rowski. MEMOIRS, Speeches, au?i Writings, of Robert Rantoul. jr., edited by Luther Hamilton. SACRED POEMS AND HYMNS for public and private devotion, by James Montgomery. THE PLANTERS NORTHERN BRIDE, a Novel, by Caroline Lee Hcnti, with illustrations from original designs, in 8 vols. THE CHURCH, in a series of Discourses, l>y Sylvester Judd, Pastor of Christ Church Maine HISTORY OF OLIVER CROMWELL ano the English Commanwealfti, from the execution of Charles I. to the death of Cromwell, by M. G. Guisot, translated by A. R. Scoble, in 2 vols. HISTORY OF THE FRENCH PROTEST ANT Refugees, froao the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes to our own days, by M. Charles Weisa, Professor of History in the Lycee Bonaparte, in 2 vols. _ _ _ . VOICES OF THE N1GIIT, by Rev. John Cuin- | mine, D. D. VOICES OF THE DAY, by Rev. John Cum ming, D. D. Just published and received at the bookstore *1 R. FARNHAM, Apr 15 Corner of 11th st. and Penn. av A SHI NO TON IRVING'* NEW Work. Wolfert's Roost and other Papera, now first collected, by Washington Irving. Scottish Songs, Ballads, and Poems, by Herr A i rr* lee ? Full Proof of the Ministry, a Sequel to the Boy who was trained up to be a Clergyman, by John N. Norton, A. M. Memoirs of Lile, Exile, and Conversations of the Emperor Napoleon, by the Count de les Cases, with portraits and other illustrations. Manuel of Sacred History, by John Henry Kurtz, D. D. Juat published and for aale at TAYLOR Ar MAURYS Feb 15 Bookstore, near 9th street R" Ehxampi.es ok machinery ani> Mill-work?Being plana, sections, snd eleva tion of works ia several departmenta of Machine ry, Mill-work, and General Engineering, with de criptions ofiheinconat ruction, action, and practical application to varioua branches of industry. Just received and for sale at the Bookstore ol R. FARNHAM. A HISTORY OF (GREECE.? A History of Greece,from the earliest limea to the Roman Conquest, with supplementary chapters on the History of Literature and Art. By Wm. Smith. LL. D., editor of the Dictionaries of " Greek and Roman Antiquities" " Biography and Mythology,'' and "Geography." With notes, and a continuation to the present time. By C. C. Felton, LL.D., Eliot Professor of Greek Literature l?i Harvard University. The above work is intended principally Ibr schools of the higher classes. Just received and for aale at the Bookstore of R FARNHAM, corner of Pennsylvania avenue and 11th street. Aug 21. ART HINTS.?Architecture, Sculpture, and Painting, by James Jackson Jarvea, author of History of the Sandwich Ulanda, dec. Price $1 25. Waikna, or Adventures on the Mosquito Shore, sixty engravings, by Samuel A Bard $1 25. The Heiress of Haughton, or the Mother's Secret, by the autherof Aubrey Caatle. Avon, Arc. Pric% centa. Just published and for sale at TAYLOR At MAURY'S July 21 Bookstore, near Ninth street. OHNING COW N8.-A large and ili> aasortment, at all prices, for sale by WALL At STEPHENS, From ike Baltimore Sun of vesterday. M WASHINGTON SENTINEL TERMS OF ADVERTISING One square (twelve line*) 1 insertion .. . 50 ?< ? t? 2 u ( ?)} u ? 3 " I 00 " ?* 1 week . 2 <J0 . " " ' 1 mootb 5 ')? Business cards, uot exceeding six liuos. for not less than six mouths inserted at halfpriie. Yearly advertisements subject to special ar rangement. Long advertisements at reduced rate* Religious, Literary, and Charitable notices in serted gratuitously. All correspondence en business must l?e prepaid TO OFFICEHH, M)LI)IEK<4, meamen, Ae., OP AE.1. WARS, THKIU W1UOWS AND M1NOH CH1LURKK, S. M. KNIGHT, Attorney for Government Claimants, WASHINGTON, D. C.. CONTINUES to give prompt and personal at tention to the p osecution of Claim* of every description against the General Government, and particularly to those before the Treasury Depart ment, Pension and Bounty Land Bureaus. Patent and General Land Offices, and BoarO of Claims. Au experience of year*, and a familiarity wnh the means of obtaining I be earliest and most fa vorable action on Claims, with his facilities for the dispatch of business, justify him in assuring Ins Correspondents, Claimants, and the public gener ally, that interests intrusted to his keeping will not be ueglected. Pension, Bounty Land, Patent, and Public Land Laws. ? He has nearly ready for gratuitous distribution among his business Correspondent*, (and those who may become such,) a neat pamphlet contain ing a synopsis of the existing Pension, Bounty Land, Patent, and Public Land Laws, down to the end of the late Congress, including the Bounty Laud Act of 3d March, 1855, under which all who have heretofore received less than 160 acres are now entitled to additional land; said Act grants also 160 acres to all Officers, Non-commissioned Officers, Chaplains, Soldiers, Wagon-masters, Teamsters, and friendly Indians, of the Army, including Stale Troops, Volunteers, and Militia?and all Officers. Seamen, Ordinary Seamen, Marines, Clerks, and Landsmen, of the Navy, not heretofore provided for, who have served aot less than fourteen dnys (uuless in bat tle) at any period since 1776; and to the widows and minor children of all such persons ent iled, and deceased. This pamphlet contains " Forms of Application" more full and complete than any elsewhere to be found; adapted to the wants of every class of Claimants under the Act, with copious decisions and instructions of the Department, and practical suggestions as to the course to be pursued in sus pended or rejected cases. Parties not wishing to avail themselves of the facilities afforded by this office in securing prompt and personal super tntendrnc* of their claims at the Departments, can obtain copies of the above > pamphlet by remitting thirty cents in postage stamps. luducementa to Correapondenta. Correspondents who prepare and forward mse* for management by this Agency will be dealt with liberally; supplied with all necessary blanks gratis. and kept constantly advised of the changes ibst from time to time occur in the execution of the law. > It is within the subscriber's power to direct his Correspondents to the locality of very many per sons entitled under the late Act; and having ob tained several thousand Land Warrants under former laws, he is in possession of data that will materially assist in securing additional bounty. Fees, below the usual rates?and contingent upon the admission ot Claims. The highest cash prices given lor L<nd War ranta, Revolutionary Scrip, and Muimi? I,ho.I Patents. Address S. M KMCIiT. VVa-hmyimi Cuy , March 17~1iwIm mREBLE PATENT IMPROVED EYE X let Machine. First patent combined on one stock. Second patent, self-feeding in the eyelets. Third patent, pateut improved fastener, riveting both sides. All parties in want of a good Eyelet Machine are strongly recommended to use none but ''Lip man s Patent Improved,n which is decidedly the best ever brought before the public, possessing numerous advantages, vi*: It is strong, durable, and not liable to get out of erder. It punches the bole well and to fit the Eyelet, and in one operation clinches the Eyelet on both sides. It saves time, as the papers, dec'., need not be reversed or turned over to clinch the Eyelet a second time, as is the case with all other ma chines. It is useful to the merchant in filing swsy papers, as well as to the attorney or conveyancer, the ahomaker, tailor, miliner, and numerous others, and is a very labor-saving machine. Agenta for Washington. TAYLOR & MAURY, Book and Stationery Store, near 9th st. May 24 T) L A T ED TEA NETS.?1 have Just re I ceived some new styles Albata and Silver Plated Ware that I offer at manufacturer's prices ; also, a large assortment of Speetacles, ol every description ; together with a good assortment oi rnre Silver Ware, of my own manufacture, which will retail at wholessle prices H O. HOOD, 418 Penn. avenue, bet. 4J and 6tli sis., Sign of tha Large Spread Eagle Feb 26?dlwif READY MADE CLOTHING AT REDUCED PRICER^-Aa the aeasou is advanced, we have determined to sell oft the remaining portion of our winter stock st grestly reduced prices; therefore gentleman wish ing to consult economy in purchasing fine Over voais, Talmas Dress, Frock, snd Business Coats; Blsck and Fancy Cashmere Pants ; Velvet, Silk, Satin, and Merino Vests; Under Shirts and Drswers, and all other ready made gsrments of fine quality, will find our present variety to be as well asaorted a* in the beginning ot the season, with the advantage of much lower prices. WALL dt STEPHENS, 332 Pa. avenue, nest to Iron Hall Feb 24 WATER-COLOR PICTURE S.? Messrs. TAYLOR it MAURY beg to an nounce that, at the suggestion of several of our citizens, the pictures now on exhibition at their store will be rsfHed for. Eleven prizes; sixty chancea, at $5. April 12 Bookstore, near Ninth street. New work, by the Author of the Hair of RedclyfTe. The Castle Builders,by the author of the Heart's Ease, in paper covers; price 00 cents ; bound, 75 cents. Just published and for ssle at AT TAYLOR Sc MAURY'S march .11 Bookstore, near Ninth street. Tomer op exchequer reports, from 1824 to 1854, inclusive, 1 volume. Williams on PersonsI Property, with Amerieso notes, 1 vol. The Reporters Chronologically Arranged, by John Wm. Wallace, 1 vol. The Creed of Christendom, by W? R. Greg. Habits snd Men. by Dr. Dorau. Guy Kivers, by William Gilmore Simms, 1 vol., new edition. Bits of Blsrney, by R. Sbelton Mackensie, volume. Bartky's Poems, 1 volume. Lippencott's Pronouncing Dictionsry of the World, 1 vol., 8vo. FRANCE TAYLOR. Sept 15 ? STRAYED OK STOLEN from the Festl O ?' Bladensburg. on the night of Tuesdsy last, a DARK BROWN MARE, with her fore feet bare,a white stsr in the forehesd.snd msrked on the back with ssddle pinch; the said mare bad a saddle on. Whoever will return ssid msre, or give information where she can be found, will receive many thanks, snd Five Dollsrs as a re ward. JOSEPH JONES. Manager for CHARLES B. CALVERT. Rossburg, Prinoe Georges Co., Marylaad. M~ YRROTHERt KEEPER, by MlaaA. B. Wsrner, author of Dollars and Centa, Mr. Rutherford's Children, fee. Just published and for sal* by R. FARNHAM, May 5 Corner of Pa. avenue and lllh stress. "T NEW WORK on the Catholleltv ol the A True Church.?The Goldea Reetf or the True Measure of a True Church, by B. F. Barrett, price SI, luat received May 10 R. FARNHAM