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WASHINGTON: WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 21. 1853.


PUBLISHED BY GALES & SEATON.
I I TERMS :
DAmT PAPuE $10 A TEAR-Couiray PAPen $6 A 'EAL
Payable In advance.

S NIW YOKK ADVERTISEMENTS.
iom Willam H. McDovald'e Advertising House, 102
NaMssau street, New York.

HOLYDAY PRESENTS.
SGifts, Gifts, Giftsl
25 valuable Pianos will be distributed among 25,000 subscribers
to DODWORTH'S ANNUAL.
THE first edition Las been limited to 25,000, in hopes of
making the distribuLton during the holydays. The work will
contain some of their most popular pieces, as also three pieces
by T. Franklin Basford, the favorite young American compo-
ser and pianist. Among others will be
Joys of Winier Q-u.dnlles. by H. B. Dodworth.
QJulksteps, ,rim Lucrezva Borgia.
Wave SehoulisLh, by Allen Dodworth.
WheA I List To Thy Sweet Voice, a new song, by H. B.
Dodworth.
Sprite Polka Redows, by Chau. R. Dodworth.
Dodworth's Lone Star Quickstep.
This work will contain none bat copyright compositions,
never before published, and which cannot be obtained in any
other form. The first edition will consist or.f twenty-five thou-
sand copies. Among the purcA"e.-rs i.f 1h> first edition will
be distributed twenty fr. Vl uabl' PImI.L Fortes, consist-
ingof Grand andSqtuare Pian,,s. raned from $275 to $1,000
ears, which ere now to be seer At A. B kasiR[]w'S Warerooms,
No. 603 Broadway, where a desk will be kept by A. Bass-
ford, Jr. to receive suberj.rioni. The price of the work is
fixed at -
ONE DOLLAR,
which entitles the purchaser to a copy of the Annual, which
at sheet prices would be worth $4.50, and a participation in
the distribution of the
TWENTY-FIVE PIANOS.
The Jrst'subscribers entitled to the first copies issued. The
Books of subscription are now open at H. B. DoowoRTn &
Co.'s, No. 493 Broadway, and A. BASSFORD, Jr., No. 603
Broadway. All letters containing orders for the Annual
should be addressed, postpaid, to
H. B. DODWORTH A CO.
dee 19--Ilm No. 493 Broadway, New York.

SODA WATER APPARATUS,
Por Manufacturing, Drawing, and Bottleing,
0 the latest and most approved" construction, manufac-
tured and for sale, with explicit printed directions for
its use, by ,
JOHN MATTHEWS,
Corner of First avenue and 26th street, opposite Bellekue,
New York.
The only establishment devoted exclusively to the manu-
facture of Soda Water Machinery, &c. in the United States,
and where may be found a large assortment of every article
connected with the busiavs, including Materials, Ac. Estab-
lished twenty years. dec 16-3m
"VAN DEUSEN'S IMPROVED W AHPENE."
EXPERIENCE and use, those two unmistakable tests,
j have, in the most unqualified and satisfactory manner,
proved the value of the above preparation for the human hair.
Van Deusen's genuine improved Wahpene is now universally
known as the only article answering the demands of the pub-
lic as a certain, safe, and mild remedy for baldness, decayed
and wasted locks, and the converting grey hair to its first
eelor. Thousands, in the faithful application of the "Im-
proved 1Waihpene," have borne the most ample and open tes
timnony to its beneficial and highly valuable effects. On spots
of premature baldness it renews the decayed fibres, producing
a new growth, and softens and increases the hair by its in-
vigorialng Ln.i stimulating qualities. It requires but the use
"I a few K.tlileA to satisfy the most sceptical of its power to
change the sable silver locks to their once natural color,
and to astonish, as well as delight, those who faithfully use it.
For sale by W. H. Oilman, Chas. Stott A Co. Washington; and
Kidwell & Lawrence, Georgetown, D. C.
S4 DAY & VAN DEUSEN, Proprietors,
dec 14-6mie 123 Chamber street, New York.

TOLLIE'S MUSICAL GIFTS IFOR 1854.--ONE
. J Hundred Pianos for the People.-The subscriber,
having secured th. c.pyright of the only correct edition of
M. Jualien's Music, inci.ling the American and Califbrtnlan
Quadrille., will i'eue immedlatsly (the work being now in
press I uone hundred tbh.juanD.i books, containing all Jullirn's
Popular Fashionable Mu-.,, to be called
JULLIEN'S MUSIC. FOR THE MILLION.
PRcIC ONs DOLLAR.
The w.:.rk will be beautifully printed on fine paper, witlh at,
illuminated titl- page and a correct portrait of M. Jullien.
The Music in this book will be worth, at retail prices, $6, or
six times more than Jullien's Music for the Million. As a
farther inducement, the subscriber will distribute among the
purchasers
ONE HUNDRED PIANOS,
of the best make, at the valuation of $450, $400, $350, $300,
$260, and $225.
SThe earliest subscribers will receive the first copies of the
book, with which will be given or sent a numbered receipt.
The books are now open, and subscriptions will be received
at the store of the subscriber. All letters, post paid, includ-
ing orders for the "Jullien Book,"will be attended to prompt-
ly. Price $1 each. SAMUEL C. JOLLIE,
Music and Piano Wirr..r,..s. No. 300 Broadway,
dec 8-1m N. Y.
WYNNE'S CENTRIFUGAL PUMP.-Urival.
led in the world.-It is especially recommended to
lhe attention .f all interested in Steamers, Manufactories,
Tanneries, Breweries, Distilleries, Railroad Water Stations,
Canals, Watirw.irks, Drainage, or Irrigation for the following
properties: Econo my, durability, simplicity, freedom from
liability to get out of order, and large results from the power
applied. For mining purposes it must soon supersede every
other pump. It has in every instance where exhibited taken
the highest. award;, g..l.1 and silver medals and diplomas.
Sizes or 25 t.)i 101.1lil gallons per minute capacity manufac-
tured by Uni.,n Power Company, of the U. S., 24 Broadway,
New York. dec 5-3m

RtwE LOCKWOOD & SON,
Booksellers, Publishers, and Importers of French, Span-
ish, and Italian Books,
411 Broadway, New York.
PrTleed Catalogues furnished on application.
nov 28-Sim

ANAMA TRANSIT TICKETS.-A. M. HINKLEY,
Slate forwarder for Adams A& Co.'s California Express, is
now prepared to furnish Transit Tickets from Aspinwall to
Panama. Pasaengsr tickets for sale in New York.
Apply to JOHN W. CARRINGTON,
nov 28--8m Adams A Co.'s, No. 59 Broadway.
IRON BEDSTEADS.
COMSTOOK, BROMLEY & CO.,
MANUFACTURERS.
Sales Room No. 95 Leonard street, New York, one
door west of Broadway.
C'OMMON and folding, plin and ornamental Bedsteads of
'..) all kinds. Hotel, hospital, pris..n, fatuily, ,,rvaote'and
children's Bedsteads always on hand.
Also, a general assortmentof Iron Furniture, Spring Beds,
Hair anl other r Mattresses.
Thsse Bedateaas are superior to all others in pointof clean-
liness, neatness, and economy. They are always free from
vermin, and are 'exceedingly durable, portable, and con-
nenelet.
Orders Lo any extent may be addrdtsed to
COMSTOOK, BROMLEY A CO.
No. 95 Lr'naril .., New York.
f9 Agents wanted Cr the 'ale of the eh,,ee. Descriptive
circulars sent whierev.-r rc.liste~l. n-v 10-6m
SI C K L EM, PKE. ERVEi., Ac.-Ths undersigned
1 offer to pur.t..aners a su'peri..r stooki 'f Pickles, Preserves,
An., warranted the best quality, to keep in all climate, atthe
lowest prices, and on s.c'mznr,.1,tiDe terms.
WARDELL & PEASE.
oto Sl-3m 234 West st., New York.
JBOLIAN AND OTHER PIANOS.
T. S. BRLHtY, 29 BKitaDWAl",
'bUBLiSHER of Musi.', and dealer, whollrale and retail,
J in Pianos, Meldeuns, and Muic. ugent I'or the celebrated
.8olian, tGrand, and ,ithur Pianos mad,, by Halcr, Davis .5.
Co., Boston, "hose Pianes are considered superior to all
others. Great bargains in New York Puanes, and second-hand
Pianos and Melodeons. Musl supplied, wholesale or retail, at
the lowest rates.
T. S. B ,RRY, 297 Broadway, New York.
Pianos to let.
P. S.-H. D. & Co.'s .Eolian Pianos have the latest im-
proved voicing. ot28--l[y
-d'AIRBANKU'U PLATFORM SCALES.-LLong
C known-Se3erely tested-Always right-The Acknow.
ldged Standard.
Agenot, Gb0. 0. EWENO, Baltimore.


18- :m FAIBMANKS & CO.
oct 18-3m 089 Water street, New York.
J OHN PHYPE, Dealer In Ivory and Mauuraetn-
Srer of Ivory Goods, 3 Mn.Tay streoLt, New York.
oct t8-ly
C AtRIAGE LININGiS, Curtain Goods, Clotbahs,
Plashes, Bantings, A.
A. W. KELLEY a BRO.
oct IS--lm 36 John sLt., New York.
SAW UINCUWS World's Fair Promtuim Daguezewe
iju -cry,381 Broadway, cornerof White aL N.Y. 08-4m


W EST POINT SCHOOL-.Arraigements have been
made with Professors from the United States Military
Academy for instruction In their several departments from
the first of November next. Every opportunity will be offer-
ed for obtaining a thorough education. Prompt attendance is
requested.
oct 4-Sm EDWARD V. KINSLEY, A. M.
AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS and SEEDS.
RALPH A CO., 23 Fulton street, New York. Whole-
sale and retail, oct 4-tf
0
LOWLER & WELLS, Phrenologists and Publish-
12 ers, Clinton, Hall, No. 131, Nassau street, New York.
oct 1-3m
'0lE LARGEST SILK, RIBAND, AND TRIM-
ming House In New York.
fIjHOMAS G. STEARNS, Importer and Jobber of Silks,
Millinery, and Fancy Goods; (at nett cash preices-time
granted by adding interest,) 162 Broadway, New York, has
now in store and is daily receiving and offering at the lowest
prices a complete assortment of goods in his line, embracing
all the various styles and designs, consisting of-
Black and Fancy Silks, Marcelines, Florences
Shawls, Trimmings, Bonnet Ribands
Taffeta and Satin Riband*
Dress Trimmings of all kinds
French and English Crapes, Crape Lisses
Silk Cravats, Embroideries, Gloves of all kinds
Silk Lace Mits, Bereges, Laces, White Goods
Hosiery, Linencambric Handkerchiefs, Ac.
The undersigned invites merchants from the North, South,
East, and'West, when in the city, to favor him with a call,
'nd examine his stock before purchasing.
THOS. G. STEARNS, 162 Broadway,
between Liberty street and Maiden Lane, New York.
iunlv 26-5m
HOUSE .1TO LET.-One on the corner of 21st street
and Pennsylvania avenue, containing 15 rooms, with
carriage house and stable; also, a two-story House, with base-
ment and attic. Inquire of WM. W. DAVIS,
dec 8-tf Six Buildings.
WANTED To PURCHASE, a House and Lot
between Third and Twelfth streets, within four or five
squares of Pennsylvania avenue, north side.
Apply to E. K. LUNDY,
dec 14-7t Bookseller, Bridge street, Georgetown.
OR RENT, the fine Dwelling-house and Store on the
corner of Pennsylvania avenue and 15th street, which
has been lately thoroughly refitted. The store is supplied
with gas fixtures, making. it a desirable business stand.
For further particulars apply to
HENRY M. NOURSE,
Attorney and Agent, corner 15th and F streets.
dec 19-3t [SentinelAStar]
OR RENT.-My l...u,', a three-story brick, on West
street, and in .n, r. i.he most desirable locations on the
heights of Georgetown, will be for rent on the 1st of January,
1854. dec 19--3t WM. MORTON.
SALUAIILE STOCK FOR SALE.-A few shares of
the Stock of the Magnetie Telegraph Company, Wash-
ington to New York.
This Stock gives regularly a quarterly dividend of three
per cent., and for the last two years has given an extra divi-
dend of one per cent., making thirteen per sent. per annum.
Address Box 842, Washington City Post Office.
nov 12-tf
FOR RENT, together or separately, the premises in Nat-
lot's large building, on Pennsylvania*avenue, near 14th
street, occupied as a printing office and bindery by A. Boyd
Hamilton, printer to Congress. Apply to the Messrs. NAI-
LOR, on the premises. dec 20-3t
register'ss Office, Washington, Dec. 19, 1853.
N OTICE to all whom it may concern.-Notice is
S hereby given that licenses tor Butcher's stalls and
Hucksters, also licenses for Dogs, will expire on the 1st day of
January next, and that said licenses must be renewed at this
office within ten days after that time.
dec 20 WM. J. McCORMICK, Register.
A CAlRD.-It having been reported that I had retired
from my profession, I beg leave to inform my friends
and the public that the report is without foundation, and that
my rooms are open as heretofore for the reception of scholars,
Having not leased my saloon, I have continued my occu-
pation.
Days of instruction for Ladies and Boys, Tuesdays, Thurs-
days, and Saturdays; for Gentlemen, on Mondays, Wednes-
days. and Fridays, at the usual hours.
dee 20-3t LEWIS CARUSI.
KRISS KRINGLEI'S ADDRESS.
Kind friends, as old time rushes noiselessly on,
And our days of delight scarce appear ere they're gone,
I'm anxious to spend some bright hour as it flies,
By glad'ning the youth with their Christwas supplies.
But finding that I must this pleasure forego
At LAMMOND'S cheep store I've fixed my depot,
And all would do well to remember that he
Has made a selection suggested by me,
Embracing Perspectives, Dolls, Building Blocks, Games,
Fine gilt Cups and Saucers with mottoes and-names,
Canes, Whips, Panoramas, Paint Boxes, and Tin Toys,
With a host of fine Presents to please girls and boys.-
Then hasten at once to his 7th streetpstore,
And thus the rare gifts of Kriss Kringle secure.
.dee 20 -3t
ORIGINAL BOYS' CLOTHING ESTABLISH-
ment.-WALL A STEPHENS, Pennsylvania avenue,
next to Iron Hall, would invite purchasers of Boys' and Chil-
dren's Ready-made Clothing to their present large and exten-
sive assortment, which will be found, as it always has been,
by far the most desirable stock to select from in Washington,
embracing, as it does, all styles and qualities of Winter Gar-
ments, manufactured in the most fashionable and substantial
manner. [Union] dee 20-3t
F OR RENT, the Building now being finished, on the
northeast corner of 7th street and Louisiana avenue, in
this city.
The first floor has been constructed for a Banking Estab-
lishment, of marble, with vaults, Ac., and two stores on 7th
s reet. The basement is constructed to embrace all the mo-
dern conveniences for a Restaurant, in connexion with a
Kitchen sand vaults for coal, oysters, provisions, Ac. The re-
staurant communicates both from in and out doors with the
second story, which is composed of four rooms, commu-
nicating through ample folding-doors, for the accommoda-
tion of either large or small private parties. Should the se-
i cond story not be taken in connexion with the restaurant the
rooms-will be rented for offices. The third story embraces
nearly the whole extent of the building, and is well adapted
for a commodious billiard-room for three tables. The fourth
story embraces the whole extent of the building, and is well
adapted for a printing room or armory, and, if not rented,
will be reserved for a meeting and exhibition room. Gas
and water and all the modern improvements have been in-
troduced on each floor of this building, and its position, situated
in the very heart of the most business portion of Washing-
ton, must ensure large profits to competent tenants.
Apply to or address S. C. BARNEY,
sep 16-eotf B, bet. 6th and 7th sts., Weshington.
FEMALE INST' I'UTE,
South Carolina avenue, between 6th and 7th streets
east, Washington.
r| 'IHIS Institution is now in successful operation, with a full
J corps of competent and experienced teachers in each de-
partment. It presents the best advantages to parents, as the
location is very retired. The buildings are ample, and sur-
rounded with beautiful grounds for exercise, and the course
of study is thorough and practical.
Board and tuition in all English branches $200 per session
of 10 months. Day pupils from $5 to $10 per quarter of 11
weeks in English.
French, Music, Drawing, Ac. eftra. +
For further particulars or for circulars apply to
oct 13-eotf *'GEO. G. BUTLER, A.M., Principal.
SEMINARY FOR YOUNG LADIES,
Four-and-a-hall street, between Pennaylvaiia ave-
nue assd C street, Washington.
THE course of instruction embraces all the branches
requisite to obtain a thorough and accomplished female
education.
Terms :English, Mathematics, and the Ancient Languages,
from $6 to $12 ier quarter; French $3; other modern Lan-
guages each $5 per quarter. Music and Drawing at Profes-
sor's prices.
A few boarding pupils will be received at $200 per session
of ten months, payable half yearly in advance.
For further particulars apply to E. R. LIPPIT f,
nov 21-eodlm Principal. :
ETROPOLITAN STEAM LAUNDRY, west
Bridge street, Georgetown.-We respectfully an-
nounce to the citizens of Georgetown and Washington that
we have, after much-labor and expense, completed the above
named Establishment, and are now prepared to do all work
appertaining to a Laundry Establishment in a style equal if
not superior to and Laundry in the country. We take plea-
sure in announcing that we have procured the services of Miss
MaLcs, who has had sole charge of a large Laundry in one of
the Northern cities for several years past, under whoso super-
intendence cur establishment will be placed.


We flatter ourselves that we can please all who feel dispos-
ed to patronise us and respectfully solicit thl patronage of
the oilbEns of the District.
CloLhes will be collected daily and returned the fourth day
after. By special arrangement clothes wil be returned at
any time desired.
Clothes collected and delivered free of expense.
Hotel proprielers and others who reel dtsp.osed to patronise
our establishment are respecLfully invited to call an.l wliDness
it operations. KING & HICKS, Proprietors.
nov 12-eotf
DRY GOODS SALESMAN WANTED.-We wish
to engage the services of a Orst.class Salesman. One
acquainted with the city trade preferred.
de 12-eo6t MAXWELL, SEARS A VOLLEY.


AUCTION SALES.

By . STRATTON, Auctioneer,
DB EAUTIFWUL Building Lots at Auction in the
) First Ward, near Pennsylvania avenue and the
"Clrcle."-On Thursday afternoon, the 22d instant, at four
o'clock, on the premises, I shall sell part of Lot No. 7, in
Square 73, fronting 26 feet on K street, 148 feet 11 inches
deep, between 21st and 22d streets.
Immediately after-
I shall sell Lot No. 2, in Square 50, fronting 54 feet on M
street, near the corner of 22d street.
These Lots are beautifully located, and well worthy the
attention of purchasers.
Conveyancing at the expense of purchaser.
Sale positive. Title perfect.
Terms liberal, and made known at sale.
E. N. STRATTON,
dee 21-d Auctioneer
-- By E. N. STRATTON, Auctioneer.
P ERFUMERY, Ac. at Auction.-On Thursday morn-
ing, December 22d, at 10 o'clock, at my Auction Room,
I shall sell a general assortment of Perfumery, Fancy Boxes,
Ac., suitable for Holyday Presents.
dee 20-d E: N. STRATTON, Auctioneer.
BY GREEN A SCO''T, Auctioneers.
E XCELLENT Household and Kitchen Furniture
at Auction.-On Friday, the 23d instant, we shall sell,
at 10 o'clock A. M., the Furniture of Capt. GEDNEY, U. S. N.,
at his house, on F street north, between 19th and 20th streets
west, two squares west ofthe Navy Office, viz:
Mahogany Sofa, i.ludn-mln hair-covered Chairs, Rock-
ers, Ac.
Mahogany Ottomans, Union and Arm Chairs
Do marble-top Centre and Pier Tables and
Washstands
Do marble-top Dressing and other mahogany
Bureaus
SDo Sideboard, Wardrobe
Do Dining and other Tables
Do Hatrack, Bedstead, Tepoys, Corner Tables, Ac.
Fine large round Table, made of iron-wood
Gilt-frame Pier, Mantel, and other Looking-Glasses
Girandoles, Candelabras, solar, hall, and other Lamps
Silver-plated Wine Coolers, Cake Baskets, and Candle-
Branches
A lot of Silver Ware, fine Mantel Clock and Ornaments
Fine damask and white Window Curtain do
Excellent assortment of Cut Glass Ware
French and gold-laced China Tea and Coffee Sets
Dinner Sets, ivory-handle Knives & Forks, Ac.
Some Paintings and Lithographs and Prints
Fine Feather Beds, Bedding, hair and other Mattresses
Fine Tapestry, Brussels, Ingrain, Passage, and Stair
Carpets
Cooking and other Stoves
Shovels and Tongs and Fenders
Camphor Chests, Refrigerators, China CupboardF, Ac.
Also, a good assortment of Kitchen Requisites.
With a large lot of other articles which we deem unneces-
sary to enumerate.
Terms : All sums of and under $25 cash; over $25, a cre-
dit of two and four months, for notes satisfactorily endorsed,
bearing interest. GREEN A SCOTT,
Sdec 20-d [Union] Auctioneers.
BY J. C. McGUIRE, Auctioneer.
ADMINISTRATOR'S SALE of small House and
Lot.-On Saturday afternoon, December 24th, at 3j
o'clock on the premi es, I shall sell the south half of Lot No.
27, in square 517, situated on 5th street west, near the corner
of north I street, with the improvements, consisting of a small
two-story frame house. % Terms cash.
By order of WAsHINGTON BERRY, Administrator.
JAS. C. McGUIRE,
dec 13-ood (Union) Auctioneer.
By J. C. McGUIRE, Auctioneer.
TRUSTEE'S SALE OF A VALUABLE LOT ON
the Navy Yard.-Pursuant to a.decree of the Circuit
Court of the District of Columbia for Washington county,
made in a certain cause wherein Susan Barber and Catherine
Wright are complainants, and Mary A. W. Harrington, widow
and administratrix of Richard Uarrington, deceased, Caroline
and Anna Maria Harrington, Gordon Forbes and Margaret
Forbes, his wife, are defendants, the subscriber will sell at
public auction, to the highest bidder, on the premises, on
Thursday, the 29th day of December instant, at 3j o'clock P.
M., all that piece or parcel of ground in the city of Washing-
ton known and described as follows, that is to say:. Beginning
for the same at a point 86 feet from the northwest corner of
square numbered 930, in said city of Washington, and run-
ning thence south 25 feet until it interseetsa line perpendicu-
lar to Georgia avenue, drawn from a point 178 feet 3 inches
from the southeast corner of said square; thence with said
line until it intersects a line perpendicular to Eighth street,
drawn from the aforesaid point of beginning; thence'41 feet
west to the point of beginning, together with all and singular
the improvements, rights, privileges, and appurtenances to
the same belonging. -
The terms of sale are : One-third cash; the balance in six
and nine months, for which deferred payments the purchaser
shall give his or her promissory notes, with an endorser or en-
dorsers to be approved by said Trustee, the said promissory
notes to bear interest from their date. All conveyancing at
the cost of purchasers.
WILLIAM B. WEBB, Trustee.
dec 5-3tawts JAS. C. MeGUIRE, Auct.
BY J. C. McGUIRE, Auctioneer.
HAMPAGNE WINE, BRANDY, and HAVANA
S Cigars at Auction.-On Thursday afternoon, Decem-
ber 22d, at 4 o'clock, at my Auction rooms, I shall sell-
15 baskets Heidseick & Co. Champagne
2 casks Pinet,.Castellon A Co. Brandy
3,000 genuine Havana Cigars
Terms cash. JAS. C. MeGUIRE,
dec 19-d [Union&Star] Auctioneer.
By J. C. McGUIRE, Auctioneer.*
ERY VALUABLE BUILDING LOT IN THE
First Ward at Public Sale.-On Friday afternoon,
December 23d, at 3j o'clock, on the premises, I shall sell Lot
No. 17, in Square No. 38, fronting 25 feet on north L street,
between 23d and 24th streets west, running back 70k feet to
a 16 feet alley. The lot has also a five feet alley running the
full depth on the side.
This lot is situated on one of the squares forming the "Cir-
cle," and is one of the most desirable building lots in that sec-
tion of the city. Title indisputable.
Terms: One-third cash; the residue in six and twelve
months, for notes satisfactorily secured, bearing interest.
JAS. C. McGUIRE,
dec 19 (StaraUnion) Auctioneer.
TRUSTEE'S SALE OF BRICKS, BRICK MA-
chine, Steam Engine, &c.-The undersigned, by
virtue of a deed of trust, duly executed and recorded in Liber
I. A. S., No. 41, folios 234, 235, will sell at public auction, to
the-highest bidder, at 4j P. M., on the 26th instant, on the
premises, (known as Page's Brick Yard, on 6th street, Island,)
the following articles, viz:
One Steam Engine
Four Clay Mills for patent Brick Building Machines,
Shafting and Wheels
One Patent Brick Press
Three Kiln Walls, forty Wheelbarrows
Together with all the Sheds, Tools, and Implements for the
manufacture of brick, and all the burnt and unburnt Brick
now in said Brick Yard.
The conditions of the above named sale are, that so much
of the property enumerated will be sold as to realize sufficient
money to pay a certain note now held by Jno. Purdy, and to
pay all other expenses growing out of a protest of the same.
Terms: Cash in bankable funds.
R. H. GALLAHER, Trustee.
nov 16-3tawAds GREEN A SCOTT, Aucts.
f9' Postponement-The above sale Is postponed
until the 17th of December, at 4j o'clock.
R. H. GALLAHER, Trustee.
GREEN A SCOTT,
nov 2W--ltlODand3tawts Auctioneers.
,8- The above sale Is further postponed until Tues-
day, the 27th instant, at 4j o'clock P. M.
dec 19-3tawts R.H. GALLAHER, Trustee.
TO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND OTHERS.
Two large Parlors and Chambers, elegantly furnished,
in the most pleasant locality in the city, for rent. Apply at
Mrs. D. B. Gnoux, on Pennsylvania avenue, south side, be-
tween 6th and 7th streets, the'fourth and fifth house from 6th
street, opposite Brown's Hotel. nov 24-eolm
ABLE CUTLERY, RAZORS, dic.-Rogers's cele-
brated ivory Cutlery.
Also, a large assortment of other makes.
Scissors, Pocket Cutlery, Razors of various kinds.
For sale by CAMPBE LL A COYLE,
dec 9-eolit Pa. av., nearly opp.^Brown's Hotel.
A CARD.-EVAN HUGHES, comer of 13th street and
Pennsylvania avenue, remembers with gratitude thl kind-
ness of those patrons and friends who so generously sustained
him in the business to which he has been attached for the last


ten years, under so many adverse circumstances. He is now
pleased to inform them and the public generally that he has
opened upon the site of bis late place of business an esta-
blishment which he flatters himself will in every degree be
worthy of their future patronage. The stock be now presents
to their notice comprises every article required in a gentle.
man's wardrobe. His goods for manufacture consist ,of Eng-
lish, French, American, and German Cloths and Cassimeres
of the best quality, unsurpassed in ihis or any other market;
the finesL Velvets, Silks, Cashmeres, E.nibruideired and other
Vestings, together with a complete assortment ofOentlemen's
Furnisbing Gotods. Gentlemen furnishing for the season will
do well to give him an early call. Promptness and fidelity is
the moltto of his business.
N. B.-A large supply of Paris Kid Gloves, of every c,lor,
just received from the celebrated Factor of Jouvin & Co. and
Alexander's. dec 16--taw3w


less price than work made to order.
N. B. Sole Agent of Scitt's report of Fashions for the Dis-
triet. [Union], oct 13-3tawtf
E OWEN A 'SON. Military, Naval, and Citizens'
a Furnialsing and Tailoring Establlshment.-Tha
subscribers would call th. atLeni..n uf their friend and il the
public generally to Lheir superb stuck of Cioths, L'a ssimres,
Vesaings, A&., all of the rery later styles. which they oifer at
their new salen-.room, two doors weal uf Willard's IHotel.
TIey eannl promise t.) d., mue Ihan they have done for
the lasL twenty.three years-i. e., polite and obliging for all
favors. E. OWEN & SON.
dec 14--2awlm


SALES THIS DAY.

V VALUABLE BUILDING LOTS for Sale.-Byvir-
fie cf a deed of trust from John F. Day and wife, re-
curde-In liber J. A. S, No. 59, folio 501, Ac., I will sell at
public auctioun. .n the premises, on Monday, the 19th instant,
at 4 ..'O.oi k P. M., all the right' and title of said grantors in
and to Lts t17. 1 and 19, in square 625, Cabot's subdivision.
Trmns cash, and all conveyancing at the cost of the pur-
chaser. On default of payment within five days after day of
sale the lots will be resold at the expense of defaulting pur-
chaser. JOHN CARROLL BRENT, Trustee.
GREEN A SCOTT,
dee 3-3t2wAds Auctioneers.
_Al- The above sale Is postponed In consequence of
the inclement weather until Wednesday, the 21sat instant,
same hour, by order of the Trustee.
dec 20-2t GREEN A SCOTT, Auctioneers.
By GREEN de SCOTT, Auctioneers.
D RY GOODS AT AUCTION.-On Wednesday, the
21st instant, we shall sell, at the store on Garrison
street, near the navy-yard, opposite Mr. Thos. Bayne's, at 10
o'clock A. M., (the flag will designate the house,) a good as-
sortment of Dry Goods, consisting in part of-
Cloths, Cassimeres, Calicoes, Cottons, Trimmings, &Ac.
Terms cash. GREEN A SCOTT,
dec 19-8t Auctioneers.
BY GREEN A SCOTT, Auctioneers.
EXTENSIVE SALE OF GLASS AND CROCKE-
ry Ware.-On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday eve-
nings next, the 21st, 22d, and 23d instant, at 6J o'clock, we
shall sell a large consignment of Cut and Pressed Gla.,-,warr:
also, a fine assortment of Crockery Ware. We E-nuacmt, in
part-
Glass Goblets, Champagnes, Wines, Lemonades, Ac.
Do, Jenny Lind, Rosett, and Diamond Nappies and co-
vered Butters
Do Punty, Diamond, large float and other Bowls
Do Diamond, Jenny Lind, and Ashburton Sugars and
Creams
Do pint, half pint, one-third pint Tumblers, Castors,
Salts, A&c.
Do molasses Pitchers, Decanters, and Cruits, large Can-
dy Jars
Do Beer Mugs, Spoon Holders, oval and round Dishes.
Also, a large assortment of Crockery, such as-
White Stone and Granite Cups, Saucers
Plates, Dishes, Tureens, Table Pitchers
Mulberry and white Toilet Sets, Ac.
Terms cash. The attention of the public is respectfully in-
vited to the sale, as it will be worthy of their attention.
dec 17-d [Union] GREEN A SCOTT, Aucts.

BOARDING, on I, near 7th street.-Mrs. TOMLIN,
living in the new Brick Dwelling on the north side of
1, near 7th street, can accommodate two or three married
gentlemen and their wives with rooms neatly furnished, or
five or six single.gentlemen with meals, either with or with-
out lodging, upon reasonable terms, dec 19-eolw
ISS M. J. TAYLOR has again resumed her School
foi Young Ladies in her former residence, with an addi-
tional room and accommodations. English, French, Latin,
and Music will be pursued. Circulars and further informa-
tion may be obtained at her rooms on C street, north side, be-
tween 3d and 41 streets, dec 19-eo3w
ANCY GOODS.-Mrs. M. A. BANNERMAN, Penn-
sylvania avenue, between 8th and 9th streets, respect-
fully invites attention to her stock of Fancy Goods just re-
ceived, comprising-
Sash, Bonnet, and Cap Ribands
Swiss and Cambric Flouncings and Edgings
Lace, Cambric, and Swiss Collars
Pointed and Embossed Velvets
A good assortmientof Ladies' Dress Trimmings and French
Millinery, Ac., which she offers at low prices, and which will be
found of desirable qualities, dec 19-eo3t
W INHS of all descriptions tor Sale at New York
Prices.-Being about to close my business, I offer for
sale at New York prices the balance of my stock, composed
mainly of-
French Claret Wines, at from $4 to $20 per box of 12 bottles
Do White do at from $5 to $12 do do
German do dio at from $9 to $17 de do
Sparkling Mosellee Wine at $15 do do
Do Hock do at $15 do do
Heidsieck J
Versenay Champagne, $12 to $15 per hamper
Lauson, pere and fils
Madeira, Sherry, Port, Cognac, Rum, Gin, Ac.
Also, imported Cordials, such as Curacao, Aniseed, Kirsebh.
All of which I warrant to be pure and of the best descrip-
tions to be had any where.
A list of every item, with price, will be found at my store.
JULIUS A. PETERS,
Pennsylvania avenue, north side,
near the corner of 10th street.
N. B. Persons indebted to me will confer a favor by settling.
dec 19-3t
LOAKS, MANTILLAS, Ac.-We have just received
a large and complete assortment of new style Parisian
and other Cloaks, Mantillas, Sacks, Visites, Scarfs, Shawls,
Ac., to which we invite the attention of the ladies of Wash-
ington, Georgetown, Alexandria, and surrounding country.
We name in portion-
Plain and embroidered Cloth Arragoneso Cloaks, new
style
Do do do Saragosa do. new style
Do do do Hungarian Circle do
Do do do Carlotte do do
Do do do Isabella do do
Do do do Jehosaphat do do
Do do do La Imperatrice do
Do do do La Gric do do
Do do do La Chois do do
Do do do and Velvet Sacks
Do do do Velvet Mantillas
Do do do do Palmas, new style
Do do do do Filabuts do
Rich Broche Thibet Long Shawls
Do do square do
Very rich gold embroidered Thibet square Shawls
Do do do long do
Do plaid long Shawls
Do do square Shawls
Do do Hungarian Scarfs
Rich Broche Thibet Scarfs
SVery rich gold bordered Broche Thibet Scarfs.
In addition to the above, we have in store ladies' Cloths and
Velvets of all colors and widths, which will be offered at very
reasonable prices. HOOE, BRO. A 00C.
nov 17-3taw4w [Union]
HOES, SHOES, SIIOES I-We would respectfully
S call the attention of our customers, and all others inter-
e'ted, to our large stock of Boqts and Shoes.
To the Ladies we would state that our stock is now com-
plete both in style and quality. We enumerate as follows :
Ladies' French Gaiters, black, brown, and light colors
Do do Wellington Boots, with and without heels
Do do Button do. morocco
Do do Alpine Button Boots, a superior article
Do do White Satin and Cloth Gaiters
Do do do. do Slippers
Do do Toilet do
Do do Black and bronze Kid Slippers
Do Heeled Gaiters, from $2 to $4.50
Misses and Children's Button Gaiters, 87c. to'$1.50
Together with all other qualities of Ladies, Misses, and
Child's Gaiters, Boots, Slips, Jenny Lind, and Jefferson's.
For Gentlemen we have Patent-leather and Calf Boots,
Oxford Ties, Button Gaiters, and Low Shoes of every style
and quality; Servants' Shoes of every variety
We would advise all to give us a call before purchasing.
As our stock has been selected from the l..:lt .uanur'. ir, rr in
the Union, we will endeavor tb please b.lh in -tjle ani qua-
lity. Bo not forget to call at
A. HOOVER A SON'S,
South side of Penn. avenue, between 6th and 7th streets.
nov 10-2aw6w [Union, AlexGaz. A GeorgetownAdvo]
p W. BROWNING, Merchant Tailor, under the
e United States Hotel, having enlarged and improved his
store, would now respectfully call the attention of citizens and
strangers visiting Washington to his well-selected stock of
French and English Cloths, Cassimeres, and Vestings, of the
newest and most elegant styles of goods from the Now York
market.
Having had twenty years' experience in the purchase of
goods from the best importing houses in the United States,
with such advantages as will enable him to offer them to the
public on such terms as will give entire satisfaction Ito the
purchasers, and in view of increasing his business, he has pur-
chased an unusual large stock of goods, such as will defy com-
petition for their beauty, style, and cheapness.
All he asks is a call before you purchase elsewhere, and he
will convince you that you will save your money by so doing.
A suit of clothes can be made up in the most elegant style at
twelve hours' notice.
Superior Beady-made Clothing.
I have on hand a superior assortment of ready-made Cloth-
ing, of my own work, made up in the most fashionable iban-
ner, such as Overcoats in various styles, Frock and Dress
Coats, and also Pants and Vests, which will be sold at much


mne Rooms oc me mecropoitman mecnanmis instute, rarkers N N'rIED a sober IhdusLutbur Man, capable of
Building, Pennsylvania avenue, Washington city. To com- W talking charge of a Stable. Inquire at ADAMS &
mence on'Tuesday, December 27, 1853. CO.'S Esprpes Office. de 20-d~t
Terms, Ac. can be obtained at the Booms on the mornings -
of Tuesday, Thursdays, and Fridays, between the hours of BU ELBB BROTHERS, Bankers, opposite the Treaso-
10 and 12 o'clock., dec 20-d3m %j ry Department. have inr salo State, City, Railroad, Mort-
Sgage, anid other Bonds, paying six to ten per e.nt. on the in-
FOR SALE, a first-class Cottage residence, situ- vestment.
s ated in one of the most beautiful streets and pleasant iDeposites re-eived. Stocks bought and sold on commias-
neighborhoods in "the First Ward. The house contains six- sion. Checks in the principal cities furnished in sums to suit.
teen rooms, besides ample accommodations for fuel; has just dec 2to-d6tleo3w
leon ihbr.mughly painted, papered, and repaired in the best _
manner. and is now ready for occupancy. Gas pipes have 1-R. RALEIGH T. BROW NE, late of VirginIa.
been introduced throughout, and the main building is heated .L) having located in Washingt.on, offers his profeaelonal
by a furtniace. A pump of excellent water is at thi d.,or, ind services to the public.
the street lighted by gas-lamps. The view from the house i Office and residence on Pennsylvania avenue, between 8d
not surpassed by any in ih.) city. A lot. with large brick and 4i streets, oppositeGadaby's andthe United States Hotels
stable adjacent to the property, will beo uld with it if desired. .aV- Fourwell furnished Roonmsto Letand Servants
Apply at the Banking-Huune of f.or Hire. Apply to Dr. R. T. BeowiwE. dec 3-eelm
den 20-d~t CIU__BB BROTHERS ,EITUATION. W AN rED.-A young man of coUlegiate
R EI VOLU''IOUAHbY, War of" 1 -12, Florida, and S education would be pleased to obtain a situatlor In a gen-
Mexican Wars, Pension Claims for Widows, and Claims ileman's family, or as Assistant T.acher io a school or acade-
fot Extra Pay for Army and Nary, in California andl Oregon, my. He is qualified to Leach Latin, Greek, and Mathematics,
from 1846 to 1852, prosecuted by and all the English branches. The best testimnonials e an be
F. E. ASSLER, Washington, given as to morals and manner. Addreuss P. B. W., North
dec-eolm Office Columbia Place." Seventh street. mountain, Berlsy county, Va. des 12-eo7t


VOL. X-LL


Wfl 551 92'9


CARUSI'S SALOON.
TREMENDOUS EXCITEMENT I
GRAND GIFT CONCERTS.
Stanwood's Celebrated Ethiopian Serenaders and
Burlesque Opera Troupe,
W THOSE successful tour throughout the Union has given
T them a brilliant reputation, and whose soirees have
justly been termed the most wonderful exhibitions of the day.
Beautiful melodies, with elegance and pure wit, are charac-
teristics of these exhibitions.
Four Grand Prize Concerts will be given at the above-
named hall on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
evenings, December 2l1st, 22d, 23d, and 24th. '
Five hundred dollars worth of valuable prizes, consisting
of jewelry of every description, to be distributed among the
audience on the evening of the soirees. Prizes to be seen in
the window of John F. Ellis's music store.
For particulars seo programme of the day.
Cards of admission 25 cents; to be had at all the principal
hotels and music stores.
Doors open at 68, concert to commence at 7k o'clock. Front
seats reserved for the ladies. Ushers to be in attendance.
P. S. Conundrums are eolicited from the ladies, to be left
at John F. Ellis's music tiore for which a reward of a val-
uable gold bracelet will be given for the best production, to
be made known on Saturday evening, the last of the soirees.
dec 2l1-4tif
RISLEY'S VARIETE.
UNPRECEDENTED MUSICAL NOVELTY.

ITALIAN OPERA,
Consisting of Forty-two Performers, for three nights only
under the able direction of
Signor L. ARDITI.
SECOND NIGHT.
LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR.
Signorina ROSA DE VARIES, Signor POZZOLINI. First
appearance of Signor TAFFENELLI.
WEDNESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 21,
Will be performed Donizetti's celebrated Opera, in 3 acts, of
LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR.
Lucia......................................... Signora ROSA DE VaIEs.
Edgardo.......................................Signor POZZOLINIt.
Lord Ashton.................................Signer TAFFANELLI.
Lord Arturo Backlaw.....................Signor BARATIMI.
Raimondo................................... Signor CANMDI.
Normanno..................................Signor PAnOZZI.
Alice...........................................Signora PARozzi.
A GRAND CHORUS AND FULL ORCHESTRA.
Conductor............................................. Signor L. ARDITrI.
Chorus Master....................................... Signor TORRIANI.
Prompter............................................. Signor LANZA.

No Opera will be repeated.
Opera Nights Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of each week.

Prices of Admission.
Admission to all parts of the House, with the exception of
private boxes, $1h Seats in private boxes $2.
The box office, for the sale of reserved seats, will be open
on Wednesday at Davis's Music Store, from 10 A. M. to 5 P.
M. Arrangements have been made with a line of omnibuses
to run between Georgetown and the Variete, which may be
found in front after the Opera.
FORREST HALL, GEORGETOWN.

Admission 25 cents; Reserved seats 50 cents. Doors open
at fiJ, curtain rises-at 71 o'clock.
WEDNESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 21,
WilLbe performed, for the second time, the moral drama of
THE DRUNKARD.
Edward Middleton.....................Mr. W. R. GOODALL.
Mary Wilson...............................Mrs. GLAnDSTANE.
Song........................................ Miss De FORREST.
The evening's entertainments will conclude with the laughable
Farce of
JOHN JONES.
Friday last night of the Company and Mr. GOODALL.
NATIONAL THEATRE.

E. A. MARSHALL, Lessee and Manager.
Prices of admission: Dress circle and parquet 50 cents;
reserved seats 75 cents; orchestra seats 75 cents; family
circle 25 cents; third tier 50 cents; colored gallery 25 ots.
Doors open at a quarter to seven, to commence at half-past
seven o'clock.
Fourth week of the wonderful RAVEL FAMILY.
WEDNESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 21.
Overture by the Orchestra-Leader, Mons. Eugene Fenelon.
To be followed by the favorite ballet of
GISELLE.
The whole to conclude with the Harlequin Pantomime of
THE GREEN MONSTER.
The evening's performance will commence with the Farce of
THE ETON BOY.
REMEMBER THE I kDUSTRIOUS POOR. *

THE FESTIVAL, for the Encouragement of In-
dustry among the Female Poor, by the LADIES or TnT
UNION BENEVOLENT AND EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY, will be opened
this day, Monday, the 19th instant,
AT ODD-FELLOWS' HALL, SEVvnTH STREET,
where the Ladies would be pleased to welcome a benevolent
public to partake of the good things prepared for their act of
benevolence.
Besides the gratification of the palate, there will be also
that of the eye and of the heart. The -work of the laboring
hands of the poor will be there also, of many useful articles,
and at prices which will meet the wishes of the most fas-
tidious. MIany beautiful and tasty articles have been pre-
pared and presented under the banner of benevolence.
The Ladies have enlisted many kind hands and hearts in
the cause, and will anticipate the good wishes and action of a
generous public.
The Managers will be happy to receive any donations,
either in money, work, groceries, confectioneries, or dry-
goods, as may be convenient.
As the public are interested in the success of this Society,
whose efforts have been all for the benefitof the Female Poor,
we may hope for the personal presence of every one able to
attend.
The Hall will be open for the reception of visitors in the
day, as well as at night, when a band of music will be In at
'tendance. By order of the Managers:
E. B. MILLS, Directress.
B AKERS, FAMILIES, Confectioners, Retailers
Farmers, and allpersons selling and buying in market,
are here respectfully informed by.the subscriber that he will
be happy to supply them with any quantity of Flour and all
other pure and fresh Groceries, and on credit if desired.
Just received from New York a large supply of superior
Sugar at 61 cents:, also, a very superior article for 5 cents.
Best Goshen Butter, No. 1, 2, and 3 Mackerel
60 drums Figs; Raisins, Dates, Almonds, and other Fruits
for sale low.
Orders from builders and others to their workmen, Ac. ac-
cepted, aad always at cash prices, and on a credit of 30 and
60 days. C. EVANS,
dec 20-St 9th street, opposite west end Centre Market.
1jOJR REN'S) two pleasant and well furnished rooms,
r at $20 per month each, in the dwelling house on 5th
street, one door north of Louisiana avenue, and opposite the
City Hall. dec 20-lw
W M. J. WHITAKER, Principal of the Metropoli-
tan School of Design, Washington, D. C., Professor in
the Department of Art and Design, New England Normal In-
stitute, and Lecturer on Drawing in the Massachusetts State
Institutes, respectfully informs the Ladies aand Gentlemen of
Washington and vicinity that he intends forcing Private
Classes for instruction in the Art of Drawing and Design, at


wn 0. 2.71.._


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LOCAL MATTERS.

CssAPEAKE AND OHIO CANAL,-The following is the
statement of the trade on the canal for the month ending
December 1, 1853: Deseentling-Flour 88,640 barrels;
Wheat 71,660 bushels; Corn 48,660 bushels; Coal 17,881
tons. 'Total tonnage of all articles descending the canal,
25,581 tons. The same total ascending, 3.699 tons. The
total collections on the whole canal for the month
amounted to $18,030.77.

THE FESTIVAL FOR THnI POOR opened and iq operation
at Odd Fellows Hall, on 7th street, has claims u pon the
recollections of our citizens who are blessed with this
world's goods. The attentive and obliging ladies who
superintend all the departments of the festival will shed
their smiles upon visitors bent upon a merciful erriad.

[OOMMUscOATION.
We,in our humble admiration of musical talent, regret
the inauspiciousness of the evening last Saturday which
introduced to us, for the first time, at Carusi'a Saloon,
Madame ELIZABETH DAmNSTsOM and company; for, with-
out any show-off, we have seldom ever heard sweeter
singing, or piano forte playing more to our tao-the
lady's singing, as to tone, round, 'melodious, and sweet.
(her English ballad, "Constance," wasa perfect gem;)
HEaE DANNSTROM as a barytone, (a voice dnifoilt to mit
with,) and in this case most pure and perfect; HERa
LOWEOGRzN, the pianist, possessing what we think (with-
out any extraneous matter) the sweetness anid perfection
of pianoforte playing. The Swedish national airs, in
costume, in the last part, Were worth all the money. I
think we can say that those that were there duly appre-
clated the beautifof the evening'soamusement. Could
we promise a better room, another opportunity, we should
much like to hear them again.
A LOVER OF MUSIC.

DEATH.
In this city, yesterday morning, CATHERINE, wife of
PATRICK CORBRTT.
a&, The friends of the family are respectfully invited
to attend the funeral this (Wednesday) afternoon, at two
o'clock, from their residence, on B street, between 10th
and llth streets, Island.

MARRIAGE.
On the 15th instant, by the Bev. FaKENCS 8. EVANS,
SIDNEY EASTON to CORDELIA DIGG ES, eldest daugh-
ter of JuDnsom DIoOS, all of this city.

CITY ORDINANCES.

JOINT RESOLUTION appointing a joint committee to re-
present the interests of the Corporation before Congress.
Be it resolved by the Board of Aldermen and Bovrd uf Com-
mon Council of the city of Washir-gton, That a joint committee,
to consist of the Mayor, three members of the Board of Al-
dermen, and four members o tbhe Boa.rd of C.immon Counoil,
be appointed, whose duty it shall be to lay before t1ongress,
and ask their concurrence in, such measures as shall be refer-
red to said committee by the tw.) Boards, and generally to
represent and attend to all n,.t.ters an questoius brought be-
fore Congress in anywise touching nr affecting the interests
of the city of Washington, on',i especially at the earliest mo-
eient to ask the attention of the proper committee to the eou-
struction of a sea-wall on the eat side olf Ihe Potomac river,
from Eleventh street west to the United States penitentiary,
for the preservation of the channel of said rnver; and also
to ask of Congress te co-operate with and assist this Corpo-
ration in draining James's Creek by a canal, for the renova-
tion and preservation of the health of the United States Ar. '
senal and Penitentiary, and for the welfare and general good
of the whole city.
N. CALLAN,
President of tbi RRpd ,"ofncl
JNO. T. TOWERS.
President uf the Board of Aldermen.
Approved, December 15, 1863.
JOHN W. AIAURY, Mayor.
Samuel Pumphrey, Charles P. WOnuall, James Cull, and
Samuel C. Busey, Esqs. appointed the committee on the part
of the Board of Common Council, oand William B. Magruder,
Silas H. Hill, and John T. Towers, Esqs. on the part of the
Board of Aldermen. Attest:
RICHARD BARRY, Secretary
Board of Common Council.

AN ACT making an appropriation for the repair of the
Union Engine-house.
Be it enacted, &c. That the sum of two hundred dollars, or
so much- thereof as may be necessary, be and the same is
hereby appropriated out of the general fund for the purpose
of repairing the roof and walls of the Union Engine-house ;
the money to be expended under the direction of the Mayer
and the President of the Union Engine Company.
Approved, December 16, 1853. .

AN ACT making an apprr-priation ., pay the balance due
for gravi. lIng Tenth streati west.
Be it enacted, &c. That the sum of tweity-six dollars and
sixty cents be and the same is hereby appropriated in equal
proportions, out of the funds of the Second and Third Wards.
to pay the balance due for gravelling Tenth street west, from
G to I street north.
Approved, December 15, 1853.

JOINT RESOLUTION applying to Congress for lighting
the streets running through the public Mail with gas.
Resolved, &c. That the joint rommiltes appointed to repre-
sent the interests of this Cc.rpuratinu litore Congress be and
they are hereby requested end intza'-ted to use their influence
before that honorable body i. hatve the streets running through
the public Mall, south .,f he canal, lighted with gas.
Approved, December 1 1.!3.

JOINT RESOLUTION in fav,,r of the First Colored Presby-
terian Chatch.
Resolved, &c. That the Mayor be and he hereby is authbo-
rized to permit the .,ngregati.,,n of the First Colored Preaby-
torien Church t. h,.ld a fi.t-itl in aid of 'aid Church on such
evenings and under such regulations as he may prescribe.
Approed.. Docembpr 15. L.j,.

:- inludustrlal ExLhbtblton.-The attracUtious at the
In:Juetnal Exhibiti:.n. .r, o .1th street, this week will be as fol-
luWS, VIe:
1st. Lecture to-night by Rev. J. Wh.'aton Smith, a popu-
lar orator from Philadelphia, and performances by a good
band.
2d. Cpncerts on Wednesday and Saturday nights by Mr.
and Mrs. Crosby, re-engaged for the occasion.
3d. Poems on Wednesday and Thursday nights, with ap-
propriate music.
4th. A great variety of useful and Fancy Articles will be
offered for sale at very low prices.
Admilttan.e by dsy 124 ..t, ts, by oight 26 cents. Children
h.,' pricesp dee 20-tl
S3 Ijetauce -s lamaoder ates.--Gayler's Patent.
R.tiETs M. Paitt':a i; the ,.l4 manufacturer in the United +
Stale ul tbe aF-ove eelehrate-l Safes, to whom the biggest
pr.'mum hlsju.lt been awar.ied by the committee of the Me-
tropohaitu M-clinaics' Institute of Wa'hing'on; and F. C.
G.tfn'e Irl.enetrnhle Detiin.:e Lcks and Cross-bars, the best
Ssf~s anti Lo.ks '..brnind in thi world. Depot, Na. 19
Poarh uir. .l, New York. one der h.eloB Maiden Lane, former-
lt 'o.HI.I..hn street June 17-.Om
S- Notlire.-A meeting otlhe ArtLller) Corps will
bi, held at Carusi's Sal,,.D on Friday evening, the 83d De-
c,-mber, at ; o'cl.ock. As the elecuirn of Officers 1s to Labe
pi. e.a i'ulil attenJance is reqtasled.
dec i-3ti G. W. McLANE, Sec. pro tern.
* .-The Subscci-bers to the WashLugtou Aesem-
bli'e are r.*qnieated to meet at GanTisE's on Thursday even-
ing nezi, at 7 o'clock, for the purpose of electing Mmagers.
dec 21--2utf










THIRTY-THIRD CONGRESS.

TUESDAY, DECEM&[ 20, 1853.

IN SENATE.
A message was received from the President of the Uni-
ted States, transmitting certain documents in answer to
a resolution of the Senate of the 6th of April last, re-
questing information in regard to transactions between
apt. Hollins, of the "Cyane," and the authorities of
Bfan Juande Nicaragua; which,*on motion of Mr. SEW-
ARD, was referred to the Committee on Foreign Bela-
tions and ordered to be printed.
Also, a message cummnnicating from the Department
of State a copy of the correspondence relative to the
claim of the brig Gen. Armstrong; which was referred
to the Committee on Foreign Relations and ordered to
be printed.
The PRESIDENT of the Senate laid before the body a
communication from the Secretary of the Interior, com-
municating the report of the Superintendent of the Cen-
sus, dated the 14th instant, to which a brief allusion was
made in his annual report of thb 6th instant to the Presi-
dent of the United States.
OUR COMMERCE IN THE BALTIC.
By Mr. FPISH: From the Chamber of Commerce of
Nev York, complaining of the duties &c. imposed on the
commerce of the United States with the Baltic Sea, and
asking the adoption of measures by the Government of
the United States with the view of abating such impo-
sition.
The evils complained of are the rates of light-money,
pilotage, duties on vessels and cargoes, poor-money, and
consular fees; being obliged, in passing into or from the
Baltic, to salute Cronberg Castle, and no merchant vessel
can pass the same without clearing at Elsineur, and pay-
ing rates according to provisions in treaties negotiated to
that effect with Denmark by several European Powers.
This memorial sets forth that our trade with the Baltic
continues tin be subjected to various charges and impo-
sitions on the part of Denmark that are so inconsistent
with the spirit of the age and so repugnant to the prin-
ciples of free and unrestricted commerce that the early
altenLiun of the Senate is most respectfully solicited on
the subject.
The trade of the United States with the Baltic began in
1786. During that year but twenty vessels passed and
repassed at Elsinrur. In 1842 there were 118 vessels,
measuring 83,000 tons. During the five years ending the
Slat December, 1848, 264 American vessels entered the
,Baltic, upon the tonnage and cargoes of which the said
does amount to 670(,470 Danish bank rix dollars. Since
then no tabular statement appears to have been made
of our vessels passing Elsineur, nor of the sum annually
paid there.
ARMY OFItCERS IN CA LffJORNIA.
By Mr. WELLER: From officers 37 the U united States
army in California, asking an increase in the compensa-
tion of officers and soldiers on duty on the Pacific coast.
This memorial states that many officers stationed there
had families to support and children to educate whom
they have not the means of bringing to the country, and,
besides the prospect of a separation for an indefinite
time, they are harassed by difficulties in supplying their
ordinary wants.
Mr. WLLLER, in presenting this memorial, took occa-
sion to observe that he hoped it would receive the favor-
able and prompt considers n of the Committee on Mili-
tary Affairs. It was utterly impossible that officers in
that country could subsist on their present pay. A
colonel of a regiment received less than was paid to a
brick-mason in the city of San Francisco, and he appre-
hended that it required quite as much mental and physi-
cal power to command a regiment on a frontier post as
to erect a brick-wall. There was less paid to a captain
in the army than to a common hod-carrier, while a lieu-
tenant absolutely received less than a scavenger. Such
things ought not to be, audhe hoped the committeewould
remedy the evil complained of.
MEMORIALS AND PETITIONS.
By the PRESIDENT of the Senate: From Thomas J.
Fauntleroy and Win. A. Nicholls and others, officers of
the armey, urging increase of compensation.
By Mr. WADE: From E. J. Chambers And others, pro-
posing to construct a wagon road between the Mississippi
river and the Pacific.
By Mr. SHIELDS: From Franklin Chase, askingto be
paid his proportion of the proceeds of the sale of the
schooner Oregon, seized at Tampico during the Mexican
war for a vilation of the revenue laws.
Also, several memorials from army officers for increase
of compensation, &c.
By Mr. SEWARD: From citizens of Rochester, New
YorK, remonstrating against the ratification of an inter-
__ national copy-right.
S Also, from the Oneida conference of the Methodist
d&m^H--zLusrch, asking the recognition of the indepen-
cdhuiceof Liberia.
By Mr. HUNTER: From a committee of clerks in the
public offices, asking an increase of their salaries, and
that of messengers, packers, watchmen, laborers, &c.
Also, from Mrs. Mary A. Jones, widow of the late Gen.
I oger Jones, asking to be allowed a pension.
By Mr. FITZPATRIC'K : From the Alabama and Mis-
sissippi Railroad Company, and also from the Alabama
and Tennessee River Railroad Company, asking to be al-
lowed a credit forthe duties on rails aboutto be imported
for use of said rd.
SBy Mr. CLAYTON: From Henry La Reintrie, asking
compensation for services as secretary and interpreter to-
the United States Legation at Chile, and for services as'
bearer of despatches.
By Mr. JONES, .:f Iowa: From the Council'of the city
of Dubuque, asking a donation of a lot of land set apait
by that city as a cemetery.
By Mr. BENJAMIN: From merchants of New Orleans,
asking an extension of the port of New Orleans.
A vast number of other memorials were presented by
Messrs., BRIGHT, BRODIIEAIJU, BADGER, ADAMS,
PRATT, JOHNSON, SLILELL, and others, and also a'
very large mass of husinezs not perfected at the last set-
sion was taken from the fies and again referred to their.
proper committees.
REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES.
By Mr. DODGE, of Iowa, from the Committee on Pub.
lie Lands, a bill for the relief of Joseph Mitchell.
By Mr.'FISH, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, a
bill for the relief of Tb.mas Marston Taylor.
Also, a bill for the relief of Purser F. P. Stockton.
Also, a bill for the relief of Joseph Gideon, accompanied
by reports in each case, which were ordered to be printed.
By Mr. CHASE, from the Committee of Claims, a bill
for the relief of the legal representatives of Major Caleb
Swan, accompanied byareport, which was ordered to
be printed.
Mr. SHIELDS, from the Committee on Military Af-
fairs, asked to be discharged from the further conside-
ration of the bill for the relief of Benjamin S. Roberts,
and that it be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
RESOLUTIONS.
On motion by Mr. SUMNER,
J/'sol/,.d, That the Committee on the Post Office and Post
Roads be directed to inquire whether the present charges on
lItrers earn',d h.y the ocean steamers are not unnecessarily-
large and burdensome, operating as a check upon commerce,
aa b Wrrier bstwe..n the two hemispheres, and especially a
grievous tles upen European emigrants seeking a home in the
United State., aoil whether something may not be done, and
if so w hal. to secure the benefits of cheap ocean postage.
On motin by Mr. SEWARD,
Re.sl,,ed, Ihat the Committee on the Judiciary inquire
whether any prorid.iun by low is necessary to secure the rights
of r.iii2zrnhip to children nf American citizens born in foreign
countries.
On motion by Mr. SEBASTIAN,
Retsol'sd. Th.'t ihe C..rmmiiief.n [niaen Affairs be instruct-
ed to c.,nisider th. cx.i,-ildnv .'j i'rovhJog by law for the ap-
pointmenti olt a .ornmi.'i..n tu [.rq['ar>? a code of laws for the
goerroment of the ro oitry ;r. p.:'t, ,-i..n of the various Indian
trib,'s ,tlhio the lintiis .l thI int id States applying to the
different pl.rtipns ufi ihe Ind,],o I"..untry, containing in such
cide all that is ialo'ole in ex,.iitig liws, and rejecting all
that is useless or ,,b'.lt i, .iippt|l ,iro all existing deficiencies
in mu h laws, ea.rsfolly dsfiningthi .,ri-diction of the different
courts of the United Staole ue-r ihc Indian country, so as to
present conflict of jorivdicuin ..r vser. ,se of doubtful power;
and espeCially dssis;natlig sll nifeores to be punished under
anch laws, and report such code tu Cungress forits final ac-


tion, in order that LE iLy take the place of all existing laws
upon such subject. -
Mr. CHASE submitted the following :
Reitred, That the following rule be adopted for the regu-
lation of the proceedings in the Senate, and that so much of
the 80th and 39th rules as may be inconsietfs t with the rules
hereby established be iri1ded .
All sessions and all proceedings of the Senate shall be pub-
lic and open, except when miatiers communicated in confi-
dence by the President shall be rielhcd, and in such other
eaes as the Senate by resolution irom time. to timb may spe-
cially order.
The resolution submitted by Mr. SEWARD on the 5lth
instant was considered and agreed to. viz :
R.-hfid, That the Promdent 'be requested, if nol in his
opinion incompatible with the public interest, to ooimunieate
t. the Sedalte any correspc.ndenue that may haRe tkcn place
between the Government of the U'nited States and his Majeslty
the King of the Sandwich Il.ands.
BILLS INTRODUCED.
Bills of the following titles were introduced, read a
first and second time, and referred to appropriate com-
mittees:
By Mr. HAMLIN : A bill to provide for the ascertain-
ment and satisfaction of claim of American citizens to
French spoliations, reported by the Committee of Finance
prior to 31st July, 1801. This bill with the papers were
referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations instead
of a select committee, as before.


By Mr. BADGER: A ilU for thel ` f of M. K. Wa.-
rington and C. St. J. Chubb, executors of Capt. Lewis
Warriagton.
Mr. B desired to state that this bill had been twice
acted on, but had been lost in the other branch, and h,
expressedthe hope that the Committee on Naval Affairs
woUld not make the bill an exception to the prnmptitude
exhibited by it6 action thit morning.
By Mr. HUNTER A bill to extend the warehousing
system by establishing private bonded warehouses, and
for other purposes.
[ This bill strikes from the one introduced last ses-
sion the clause which requires the proprietor of any
selected bonded warehouse to pay to the United States a
sum not exceeding one thousand dollars, as a remunera-
tion to the United States for the expense incurred by the
arrangement, and will not allow any expenses on ware-
housed or unclaimed goods in public or private bonded
warehouses beyond the amount actually incurred by the
United States. A proviso is added to the 6th section,
that no officer of the customs.shall enter into any contract
for the use of any building to be hereafter erected as a
public store or warehouse, and no lease of any building
shall be taken for a longer period than three years, nor
is rent to be paid in whole or in part in any case in ad-
Vance.]
By Mr. EVANS: A bill to indemnify the State of South
Carolina for money expended for the United States in the
war with the Seminole Indians in Florida. ,
By Mr. EVERETT: A bill authorizing and directing
the Secretary of the Interior to provide suitable and per-
manent accommodations for the United States courts of
Massachusetts and their officers.
By Mr. DODGE, of Iowa: A bill to authorize the sale
of lands reserved for military purposes, and for the use
of the Indians in the State of Iowa.
By Mr. THOMPSON, of Kentucky: A bill to provide
for the unpaid claims of the officers and soldiers of the
Virginia State and Continental lines.
By Mr. JOHNSON: A bill granting lands to Arkansas
to aid in the construction of a railroad from a point on
the Mississippi, in the region of Gaines's Landing, via
Camden, to the Texas boundary, near Fulton, in Arkansas.
Also, a bill granting land to Arkansas, to aid in the
construction of a railroad from Shreveport, in Louisiana,
through Arkansas, to St. Joseph's, in Missouri.
NOTICES OF BILLS.
The following notices of bills were given and sent to
the chair :
By Mr.'BAYARD: A bill to provide for the public print-
ing, engraving, and binding.
By Mr. FOOT: A bill making a grant of public lands
to the several States and Territories of the Union for the
benefit of indigent insane persons.
By Mr. STUART : A bill granting to the State of
Michigan a portion of the public lands to aid in the con-
struction of the Oakland and Ottawa Railroad, with
branches, from Corunna and Grand Rapids to Mackinaw
Straits, and from thence to the Montreal River.
By Mr. DIXON: A bill for the benefit of the heirs at
law of Lieut. C. A. Wickliffe, jr. .
On motion by Mr. GWIN, the Senate proceeded to the
consideration of Executive business; and, after some time
spent therein, the Senate adjourned.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The SPEAKER laid before the House a comnmunica-
tion from the War Department, transmitting, in com-
pliance with the resolution of the House of the 12th in-
stant, which called upon the Secretary of War "to report
to the House any report or plan existing in his Depart-
ment showing the cost and practicability of deepening the
harbor of Mobile," a letter of the chief engineer, enclos-
ing a report of Major Win. H. Chase, of the corps of en-
gineers, giving the information desired. Referred to the
Committee on Commerce and ordered to be printed.
PRIVILEGE OF THE HALL.
The SPEAKER stated that he desired to communicate
to the House the fact that for the better protection of the
Doorkeeper in the discharge of his duties, and to prevent
the inconvenience and difficulty frequently arising out of
the admission of persons, not members, to the floor, be-
lieving that the power to do so was conferred upon him
as the presiding officer of the body, he had directed the
Doorkeeper to open a register, and that the names of
such persolis, other than members, as were entitled to the
privileges of the hall should be entered therein. Under-
standing that some question had arisenwith regard to the
power of the Chair in this matter, he should be pleased
to have the sense of the House on the subject.
Mr. EWING moved that the Doorkeeper be directed to
keep a register such as referred to by the Speaker.
Mr. HOUSTON wished to know if it would at all vary
the rules ?
The SPEAKER replied it would not.
Mr. HOUSTON said that it was then only a measure
introduced by the Speaker for the purpose of enforcing
the rules.
The SPEAKER replied it was; and, although he had
no doubt of his power in the premises, yet he would like
to have the sense of the House on the subject.
The question was then taken on the motion of Mr. Ew-
oNG, and it was decided in the affirmative.
PRINTING.
Mr. RUSSELL, from the Committee on Printintg, to
which was referred the resolution to print five hundred co-
pies of the report of the Commissioner of the General Land
Office, with the accompanying documents, for the use of
said office, reported that said report and accompanying
documents would make a book of from seventy-five to one
hundred pages, and that it was proper that it should be
printed foa the purpose aforesaid. The committee there-
fore submitted the following resolution:
Resolved, That five hundred copies of the report ot the
General Land Office, with the accompanying documents, be
printed for the use of said office.
The resolution was adopted.


Harrilson, Haven, Hendrieks, Hill, Howe, Hughes, Hunt,
Kni.s, Kurts, Lane, Lilly. Lindley, M.-CuUlloch, Meacham,
Middleswarth, J.hn G. Miller', Smith Miller, Morgan, Noble,
Norton, Andrew Oliver, Parser. Peek, John Perkins. Pringle,
Puryear, Ready, David Ritelhie, kogers, Russell. Sabrn, Sage,
Seward, Simmons, Sollers, Hstoor L. Stevens. John L. Tay-
lur. Tracy, Trout. Twee.d, Vail, Walbridge, Walker, Warren,
Elihbu B. Washburne, Israel Washburn, Wells Tappan Went-
worth, Wheeler, and Zollicuffsr-85.
Mr. CAMPBELL, of Ohio, moved to reconsider the vote
by which the motion to lay on the table was agreed to.
Mr. JONES, of Tennessee, moved to lay the motion to
reconsider on the table; which motion waa agreed to by
the following vote:
YEAS-Messrs. James C. Allen, Ashe, David J. Bailey,
Thomas H. Bayly, Barksdale, Barry, Belcher, Benton, Bis-
sell, Booook, Boyce, Breckenridge, Brooks, Caskie, Chamber-
lain, Chrisman, Churchwell, Clingman, Cobb, Cox, Craige,
Dawson, Dean, Disney, Dowdell, Dunbar, Dunham, Eastman,
Edgerton, Edmundson, Ewing, Faulkner, Fuller, Gamble,
Giddings, Goode, Green, Grow, Sampson W. Harris, Wiley
P. Harris, Henn, Hibbard, Houston, Johnson, D. T. Jones,
George W. Jones, Keitt, Kidwell, Kittredge, Lamb, Latham,
Letcher, Lindsley, McDonald, McMullen, McQueen, Mace,
Macy, Maxwell, Mayall, Morrison, Nichols, Orr, Packer, Peck-
ham, Perkins, Phelps, Powell, Pratt, Richardson, Thomas
Ritchey, Robbins, Ruffin, Sapp, Seymour, Shaw, Singleton,
Skelton, Gerrit Smith, Samuel A. Smith, William Smith,
William R. Smith, Smyth, Frederick P. Stanton, Stratton,
Straub, Andrew Stuart, David Stuart, John J. Taylor, Thurs-
ton, Vansant, Wade, Walker, Walsh, Wittp, Daniel B.Wright,
and Hendrick B. Wright-97.
NAYS-Messrs. Aberorombie, Aiken, W. Allen, Appleton,
Ball, Benson, Bugg, Lewis D. Campbell, Carpenter, Chand-
ler, Chase, Chastain, Clark, Cook, Corwin, Crocker, Cullom,
Cumming, Cutting, John G. Davis, Dent, Dick, Drum, Eddy,
Edmands, Ellison, English, Etheridge, Everhart, Farley,
Flagler, Florence, Franklin, Greenwood, Aaron Harlan, A. J.
Harlan, Harrison, Haven, Hendricks, Hill, Howe, Hughes,
Hunt, Knox, Kurtz, Lane, Lilly, Lindley, McCullooh, Men-
cham, Middleswarth, John G. Miller, Smith Miller, Morgan,
Noble, Norton, Parker, Peck, Pennington, John Perkins, Prin-
gle, Puryear, Ready, David Ritehie, Russell, Sabin, Sage,
Seward, Simmons, Sellers, H. L. Stevens, John L. Taylor,
Tracy, Trout, Tweed, Vail, Waibridge, Warren, E. B. Wash-
burne, Israel Washburn, Wells, Tappan Wentworth, Wheeler,
and Zollicoffer-84.
THANKS TO CAPT. INGRAHAM.
Mr. DEAN, in pursuance of notice, introduced a joint
resolution of thanks of Congress and presentation of a
sword to Capt. Duncan N. Ingraham; which was read
twi .
Mr. D., presuming that no gentleman desired to debate
this subject, demanded the previous question.
The reading of the resolution being called fur, it was
read as follows:
Resolved, (if the Senate concur,) That the thanks of Con-
gress be and they are hereby presented to Duncan N. Ingra-
ham, commanding the United States sloop-of-war St. Louis,
and to the officers and men under his command, for their gal-
lant conduct on the 2d day of July last in asserting and pro.
tecting the rights of American citizenship, native and adopt-
ed, by the rescue of Martin Kostza, in the harbor of Smyrna,
from the forcible and illegal seizure and imprisonment on
board the Austrian brig-of-war Huszar.
Resolved, That the President of the United States be and
he is here' requested to cause to be made a sword, with suit-
able devices, and presented to Capt. Duncan N. Ingraham as
a testimonial of the high sense entertained by Congress of his
valor, promptness, and judicious conduct on the above me-
morable occasion.
Resolved, That the President of the United States cause
the foregoing resolutions to be communicated to Capt. Duncan
N. Ingraham in such terms as he may deem best calculated
to give effect to the objects thereof.
Mr. BAYLY, of Virginia, moved to .refer the resolu-
tion to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
The SPEAKER stated that, as the previous question
had been demanded, the motion was not in order.
Mr. BAYLY hoped, then, that the demand for the pre-
vious question would be voted down.
Mr. JONES, of Tennessee, moved to lay the resolution
on the table; which motion was negatived.
Mr. WALSH appealed to his colleague to postpone the
consideration of this matter for a few days, as one of his
colleagues, (Mr. LYON,) who was not now present, desired
to take part in this piece of Buncombe by moving to amend
the resolution so as to give Capt. Ingraham a medal, a pair
of epaulets, and some other addictions. He hoped, there-
fore, the gentleman would consent to postpone this sub-
ject until his colleague should return. [Laughter.]
Mr. DEAN withdrew the demand for the previous
question, and moved that the resolution be referred to
the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Mr. SMITH, of Alabama, moved to lay the resolution
on the table; which was disagreed to.
-2he motion that the resolution be referred to the Com-
mittee on Foreign Affairs was then agreed to.
MINT IN NEW YORK.
Mr. TWEED, in pursuance of notice, introduced bill
to establish a mint of the United States in the city of
New York; which was reid twice and referred to the
Committee of Ways and Means.
SOUND DUES.
On motion of Mr. WALKER, 'it was
Resolved, That the President of the United States be re-
quested to communicate to this House, as far as the public
interests may permit, the state of the negotiations between
this country and Denmark in relation to the imposition of
"sound 'dues" upon Our commerce to the Baltic, together
with such correspondence as may have passed between the
two nations on that subject.
Mr. HUGHES, in pursuance of notice, introduced ajoint
resolution in relation to proof in pension cases; which
was read twice and referred to the Committee on Revolu-
tionary Pensions.
CITIZENSHIP TO CHILDREN.
On motion of Mr. CHANDLER, it was
Resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary be and it is
hereby instructed to inquire whether any, and, if any, what,
1 gi iii..o is necessary to secure the right of citizenship to
children born out of the United States whose parents at the
time of such births are citizens of the United States; and that
the committee report at as early a day as possible by bill or


REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES. otherwise.
The SPEAKER then called the committees for reports. Mr. FLORENCE, in pursuance of notice, introduced a
Mr. EASTMAN, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, bill extending the provisions of the several laws granting
reported a bill for the relief of the widow and heirs of bounty lands to the officers and soldiers who have been
Elijah Beebe; which was read twice and committed, engaged in the military service of the United States;
Mr. BOCOCK, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, which was read twice and referred to the Committee on
reported a bill to authorize the construction of six first- the Public Lands.
class steam frigates, and for other purposes; which was RAILROAD IRON.
read twice and committed. Mr. CLINGMAN, in pursuance of notice, introduced a
Mr. B. also reported that the same committee had in- bill to give credit to importers of railroad iron; which was
structed him to ask the House to order to be printed the read twice.
report of the officers appointed by the Secretary of the Mr. C0. remarked that this was a subject which fre-
Navy to investigate the causes of the failure of certain quently came before the last Congress, but was not final-
steam frigates built for the navy, in order that the House ly acted upon by it. What was the feeling of the present
might investigate the matter before they should be called House he did not know ; but he thought there was a strong
upon to act on it. necessity for the passage of such a law at this time. It
The motion was agreed to. was a simple matter, and he presumed every member of
Mr. MACE, from the Committee of Claims, reported a the House had already formed an opinion upon it. He
bill for the relief of the legal representatives of Isaac B. begged leave to remind gentlemen that within the last
Simonton, deceased; which was read twice and comn- eighteen months an enormous rise in the price of railroad
mitted. iron had taken place. Eighteen months ago the price was
Also, from the same committee, a bill for the relief of forty dollars a ton; now it was eighty. The consequence
Madison Parton; which was also read twice and commit- was that many States and companies which two years
ted. ago commenced their roads with sufficient capital, now
Mr. BENTON said that he had to give the same infor- found it difficult, if not impossible, to continue their
nation in reference to the Library Committee that he had works. There was now a large surplus in the Treasury,
heretofore given with respect to the Committee on Mili- and this bill proposed a credit of four years. In
tary Affairs. Being the first named, and therefore chair- all probability, when these four years should have
man, of the Library Committee, its members had been passed away, the Government would need money very
kind enough to release him from the duties of chairman, much. If these duties should go into the Treasury now,
although he still remained a member of the committee, it was quite likely they would be expended now, and the
and Mr. CHANDLER, of Pennsylvania, had been elected in Government might be in need of funds four years hence.
his place. He therefore thought it would be wise policy to throw the
PURCHASE OF MOUNT VERNON. receipt of this money about four years ahead, leaving the
The House then resumed the consideration of the joint present surplus to be expended now. If it should turn
resolution, introduced on Thursday la-t by Mr. SAoG, au- out that in that time the Government should be involved
thorizing the Secretary of the Interior, provided he first in war-and we were a warlike people-it would need all
obtain the consent of the State of Virginia, to contract the funds it could possibly raise, and could in that event
with the proprietor or proprietors for the purchase of the use the money received under this measure.
estate of Mount Vernon,* upon which was pending the In conclusion, he asked that the bill might be put upon
motion of Mr. BAYLY, of Virginia, that the resolution be its passage, declaring that if it should go to the Commit-
laid on the table,. tee of Ways aid Means it would never be reached, and
Mr. CLINGMAN hoped the gentleman fromn Virginia demanded the previous question.
would withdraw the motion to lay on the table and allow Mr. HOUSTO requested the gentleman to withdraw
a direct vdfte to be taken on the resolution, the demand for the previous question, as he desired to
Mr. BAYLY declined, stating that he desired to kill make a slight modification in the bill. The gentleman's
the bill in the most emphatic manner possible, argument was that within the last eighteen months a
Mr. TAYLOR, of Ohio, also requested the gentleman great rise had taken place in the price of railroad iron. Now,
to withdraw the motion so as to permit him to submit the railroads in his State, and particularly one in his dis-
to the House a short statement which he was authorized trict, had been importing this iron and paying duties
to make by the p. oprietor of Mount Vernon. within the last eighteen months, and he wished them re-
[Cries of "Read, read."] lived in the same manner as others.
Mr. BAYLY again declined. Mr. CLINGMAN replied that the bill covered all cases
The question was then taken on the motion to lay the where duties were not paid.
reltlution on the table, and it was decided in the affirm- Mr. JONES, of Tennessee, moved that the bill be laid
ative by the following vote : on the table; which motion was negatived by the following
YEAS-Messrs. James Q. Allen, Ashe, David J. Bailey, vote:
Thomas H. Bayly, Barksdale, Barry, Belcher, Benton, Bo- YEAS-Messrs. Appleton, David J. Bailey, Belcher, Ben-
cock, Boyce, Breckenridge, Brooks, Lewis D. Campbell, son, Bliss, Carpenter, Chandler, Chrisman, Cox, Crocker,
Chamberlain, Clingman, Cobb, Cox, Cruge. Dawlon, Dean, Cummiqg, Curtis, Cutting, Dawson, Dean, Dick, Drum,
Dowdell, Dunbar, Eastman, Edgerton, Es tug, Fuller, Gamble, Eastman, Edgerton, Edmands, Everhart, Farley, Fenton,
Giddings,. Goode, Green, Grow, Sampson W. Harris, Wiley Flagler, Florence, Franklin, Fuller, Gamble, Grow, Hast-
P. Harris, Hastings, H.nn. Hibbard, Houston, Johnson, ings, Hibbard, Howe, Hughfs, George W. Jones, Kittredge,
Daniel T. Jones, George W. Jones, Kidwell, Kittredge, Lamb, Kurtz, Lamb, Latham, Letcher, Lilly, Li .dsley, MeCul-
Latham, Leteher, Idndsley, Masdonald, McMullen, Me- loch, Macdonald, Mayall, Meacham, Middleawarthb, Mor-
Queen, Mace, Macy, Maxwell, Mayall, Morrison, Murray, gan, 'Morrison, Murray, Nichols, Andrew Oliver, Packer,
Nichols, Orr, Packer, Peckham, Bishop Perkins, Phelps, Peek, Peckham, Pennington, Bishop Perkins, Prestoe, Prin.
Porwell, Pratt, Richardson, Riddle5 Thomas Ritehey, RuAffin, gle, David Ritchie, Robbins, Russell, Sabin, Sage. Aymour,
Sapp, Seymour, ohiaw, Singleton, Skelton, Gelrit Smith, Simmons, Skelton, Gerrit Smith, Stratton, Straub, John J.
Samuel A. Smith, Win. Smith, William R. Smith, Frederick Taylor, John L. Taylor.. Thursitn, Trout, Vail, Vansant,
P. Stanton, Stratton, Straub, Andrew Stuart. Iaviii Stuart, Wade, Tappan Wentworth, Whevler, Witte, Dan'l B. Wright,
John J. Taylor, Yansant, Wade, W1sBh, WiTte, Daniel B. and Hendrick B. Wright-81.
Wright, and Hendrick B. Wrght-88. NAYS-M.s.6rs. Aber.iromble. Aikeu, James C. Allen, Wil-
NAYS-Messrs. Abercrombie, Aike,. Willis Allen, Apple Is Alien, Ahabe. Th,.s. II. Bayly, Ball, Bark.ssla-, Barry. Ben.
ton, Ball B.ns, Bugg, Car.-Eniter," Chandler, Ch.ase, tLiaa. t.,n, Bivss.l, B.,ctk. Boy.'e, Brooki, Buagg, Lewis D. Camp-
tair., ChriTman. Clarlh, Cuvk, Curwin, frockrr, Ciill..in, Curtis, tell, Ca.kie, Charnherlaind, Chese. Cb.diain, Chur.'hwsll,
Cuting, JL.bn 1 Daris. Lieut. L'ck. Drum, Eddy, Ed. Cl ark, Cligman, Colhb, Cook. Currin, Criige. Cullom, John
mand,, Ellison, English. Ethbridgo, Ererhart, Farlay, Fen- 0. Davi, Dent, Dowdell, Dunbar, Eddy, Edmuo.son, Elldao,
tou, Flagier, FIiTtenue, Franklin, Greenwood, Aaron Harlan, Engtish, Etherdge, Ewing, Faulkner, Goode, Greenwood,


SAaron Harlan, Andrew J. Harlan, Sampson W. Harris, Wiley
P. Harris, Hsarrison, Hendrinks, HBonn, Hill. Houston, Hunt,
Johnson, Kent, Kidwell. Knox. Lane. Lindley. MoMallen,
MoQuean, Mace, Mary. Maawell, May. Jubohn 0. Miller, Smith
Miller, Noble, Norton. Mordecai Oliver, Orr, Parker, John
Perkins, Phelps. Philips, Powell, Pratt. Puryear, Ready,
Reese. Riddle, Thomas Ritehey, Rogers, Riuffin, Sapp, Se-
ward, Shaw,SingleLton. Samuel A. Smith. Wlliam miLth, Wil-
liam R. Smith, sGeorge W. Smyth, Sollers, Frederick P.
Stanton, Hestnr L. S'evens, Andrew Stuart, Traey, Tweed.
Waibridge, Walsh, Warren, Elihu B. Washburn, Wells,
John Wentworth, and Zollicoffer-103.
Mr. CLImGMAN then withdrew the demand for the
previous question at the request of
Mr. COBB, who moved to amend the bill by adding
thereto a proviso that in all cases of extension there shall
be paid interest, at the rate of six per cent. per annutim,
by such persons to whom this credit shall be allowed.
Mr. JONES, of Tennessee, again moved to lay the bill
on the table, which motion was disagreed to: Yeas 86,
nays 96.
The question then recurred on seconding the demand
for the previous question, which the House refused to do.
On motion of Mr. PECK, the bill was then referred to
the Committee of Ways and Means.
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE.
On motion of Mr. HOUSTON, the House went into
Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union, (Mr.
Oni, of South Carolina, inthe chair,) andproceededto eon-
sider the annual message of the President of the United
States.
Mr. HOUSTON offered the usual resolutions to refer
to appropriate committees the various subjects embraced
in the message.
Mr. SMITH, of New York, then obtained the floor, and
addressed the Committee in regard to the Koazta case.
He expressed his regret that Capt. Ingraham had gone
no further, and had not insisted on Koszta being inme-
diately set free at absolute liberty. He then contended
that there existed a worse despotism in this country than
in Austria, and thought it would be high time for Ameri-
ca to brand Austria with despotism when we should set
such an example before her as would tend to shame her
out of her-despotism rather than to justify and confirm
her in it.
Mr. PRESTON replied at length, when
Mr. DEAN obtained the floor, but yielded to a motion
that the Committee rise; which being agreed to,
The Committee rose, and the House adjourned.*
The following petitions were presented under the rule,
and appropriately referred:
By Mr. MILLER, of Missouri: The petition of Mrs. Mary
Rutherford for a pensionn.
By Mr. MAY: The petition of Ellen Aherne Schmuck,
widow of the late Capt. Jacob Sohmuck, of the 4th regiment
United States artillery, praying for a pension.

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES.

TUESDAY, DacaMBEt 20, 1853.
GEOiOt F. SHEPLEY, Esq., of Maine, and JOHN E.
BURRILL, jr. and GEORoGE BUCKHAM, Esqs., of New York,
were admitted attorneys and counsellors-of this Court.
No. 30. A. L. Brooks et al., appellants, vs. J. Fiske et
al. The argument of this cause was continued by Mr.
WHITING for the appe lees, and concluded by Mr. G. T.
CURTIS for the appellants.
No. 32. Charles H. F. Mooring vs. Garret W. Rich-
man. In error to the Supreme Court of New York. No
counsel appearing for either party, this 'cause was dis-
missed with costs, under the 69th rule of court.
No.426. Bevins and Earle, plaintiffs in error, vs. W. B.
A. Ramsay et al. This cause was argued by Mr. H. W.
DAVIS for the plaintiffs in error, and by Mr. Z. COLLINS
Lim for the defendant in error.
Adjourned until to-morrow at 11 o'clock A. M.
OLYDAY PRESENTS.-The most suitable and ap-
propriate Goods for Christmas and New Year presents,
such as--
Elegant Silk Dresses, Shawls, Scarfs
Rich sets of French-work new style Collars
Chemisetts, embroidered Pocket'Handkerchiefs
Capes, Infants' Capes, black Lace Mite
Best Kid Gloves, Cravats
Infants' worked Dresses
Black and white Lace Head Dresses
Black Lace Collars, real Lace Veils
Silk Hose, embroidered thread Hose,and many otherFancy
Goods are to be found at our store in the greatest variety, and
at very reasonable prices.
We are daily disposing of many goods for presents, and
would advise persons in want of any articles named above to
call early.
dee 21-6tif CLAGETT, NEWTON, MAY A CO.
rpio GEs.TLEMEN who shave themselves.
L Military Shaving Soap
Lubins' do
Roussell's Shaving Cream
Harrison's do
Badju's Hair Shaving Brushes
Bristle do
Wade and Butcher's Razors of our own importation
And Parker's Razor Strop is inimitable
For sale cheap at PARKER'S Fancy and Perfumery Store,
under National Hotel. dee 21-3t
N EW CROP PRUNES A MALAGA GRAPES.
2 cases in glass jars, barrel-shape glass top
3 do do fancy- do do
I' do do small jars, lib.
12 kegs Malaga Grapes, opening, good.
SHEKELL A BAILEY,
dec 16-3tif Successors to Jno. B. Kibbey A Co.
1tRS, F 'URS, IUtSI-SEYMOUR, in Georgetown,
is now selling off at reduced prices a magnificent as-
sortment of ladies' rich fancy FURS; such os--
Stone martin fiat Boas, with cuffs to match
Fitch do do do
German Fitch do do do
Rock martin do do do
London lynx do do do
Siberian squirrel do do do
Recollect prices are very low. Call early.
W. F. SEYMOUR,
Fur Manufacturer, Bridge street, six doors east of
dec 16--3tif High street, Georgetown.
VISITING AND WEDDING CARI)S.-Theunder-
signed continues to write visiting and wedding cards,
teach penmanship, phonography, and book-keeping, at his
room, over No. 5, Washington Place, Seventh street, near
Odd Fellows' Hall. Hours from this date from 9 A. M till
10 P. M. Communications through the office attended to,
and cards delivered in any part of the city.
dec 13-eoin3t [Star] WM. A. RICHARDSON,
EW RAISIN'S, CURRANTS, CITRON, Ac.-Just
N received from schooner Fairfax-
387 boxes, half, and quarter boxes of fresh layer and
bunch Raisins
1275 lbs. new Currants
300 lbs. of superior quality Citron
50 jars fresh Canton Ginger
175 jars Currant Jelly
175 boxes Garva Jelly
20 barrels Cranberries
ALSO--
Fresh Almonds, Pecan Nuts, Filberts, Brazil and Pea
Nuts, &c. For sale by
GEO. & THOSE. PARKER A CO.
dec 5-9tifMWS Opposite Browns' Hotel..
UPERIOR CABINET CHAMPAGNE WINE,
in cases, per schooner Fairfax.-50 boxes Cabinet Cham-
pagne Wine, of Benninger's, and Mooet, and Chandler's.
Also, 375 baskets Heidseick's, P. A. Mumm's, Verzady,
MacSataine, and other choice brands in store, with a large
stock of fine Liquors, Ac.
For sale by
GEO. A THOSE. PARKER A CO.
Opposite Brown's Hotel.
dec 5-8itifMonWedASat
LANtnIGTS, iL,4NNM LLS, IFULLiD CLOtHs,
Ac.-
8-4, 10-4, 11-4, and 12-4 Blankets, very cheap I
Gray, blue, and white Servants' Blankets
Red Comforts and Counterpaines
White, red, blue, and yellow Flannels, of all qualities
8-4 heavy fulled Cloths and Tweeds
Plaid Linseys and Cotton
Bleached and Brown Sheetings
Also, many other styles of Domestic Goods, all of which
will be sold low. WM. R. RILEY,
dec 10-2wif corner 8th street, op. Centre Market.


i D EDUCING STOCK Tto MOVE.-We have on
i hand a very large and well selected stock of Winter
Goods, comprising a full assortment of Dress Goods of every
description, Shawls, Cloak Cloths; the best assortment of
Velvets in the market, Flannels of every description, Domes-
tics of all kinds, and some very superior; blankets which we
will offer at reduced prices, with a general stock of Fancy
Goods, such as Handkerchiefs, Collars, Ribands, Ac., all of
which we will make a deduction on in order to reduce our
stock before moving. We also have on hand a few pieces of
Carpetings and Oilcloths, which we will offer cheap. Our
customers will please bear in mind that we have taken one of
the new Central Stores, opposite the Market, between 7th
and 8th streets, and will move there as soon as the store fix-
tures are completed.
W.- M. SHUSTER A CO.
dec 9-d6tif (UnionANews) 7th street, near Pa. av.
S HIRTS.-Shirts made to order and guarantied to fit in
every case. French Ristband and Cuff Buttons-a large
supply just received at HOPKINS'S New Gentlemen's Fur-
nishing Store,* comer 6th street, between Brown's and Na-
tional Hotel.
dec 8-eodwif [Star] HOPKINS.
G ENTLEMEN in ount ,, Shpls. as my as.qrtmeni is
large, I shall sell th.m at reduced prices. Call and ei-
amine f.r yourselves at HOPKINS'S New Genalvien's Fur-
niehing Store, corner 6th street, beLweep Brown's and NAt.
ti.onal Hotel. dee 8-lwif
HJLDKIEN',- and Infauts' Hat, apsi, and Flats
of all colori, tylesa, qualities, and prices, a large'and Sau-
perlor asairtmert nw on hand, ucheap fur cash. at
LANE'S Fashionable Bat and Cap Store,
Pennsylvania avenue, near Four-and-a-half street.
dee 2-d2wtf [(Union,SeninedlAlsrw]


PROPOStLU FOR OIL FOR LIGHTHOUSES.
Treasury Depzrtmeul,
Office Lighthouse Board.
SEPARATE sealed prop.sala will 6e received at this office
until I o'cloC P M. on Monday, the tth day of Janua-
ry. l54. fur supplying the lighthouse aitablihhment with the
following lots or quandities of uil, to be deli vered alongsid, of
the Government upply vreel-l at BuotOn, New York oity. New
Bedford or Edgarlown, Massacbusetts. at ti option of the
contractor, to be determined on at the time of accepting the
bid, in tight, well-made casks, suitable for shipping, in prime
order, on or before the following dates respectively, and also
at the respective points named on the lakes, viz:
Lot No. 1.-11,000 (eleven thousand) gallons *best winter-
strained or pressed sperm oil, and
29,000 (tws!)ty-ninethowuand) gallons beast spring-
strained or pressed sperm oil, to be de-
livered on the 15th day of March, 1854,
as above.
Lot No. 2.-24,000 (twenty-four thousand) gallons best winter-
strained or pressed sperm oil, and
16,000 (sixteen thousand) gallons best spring-
strained or pressed sperm oil, to be de
livered on the 15th day of May, 1854, as
above.
FOR THE LAKES.
Lot No. 3.-6,500 (six thousand five hundred) gallons best
winter-strained or pressed sperm oil, and
6,500 (six thousand five hundred) gallons best
spring-strained or pressed sperm oil, to be
delivered at Buffalo, New York, to the
proper officer authorized to receive it, on
the 15th day of April, 1854, or immedi-
ately after the opening of the Erie canal.
1,600 (sixteen hundred) gallons best winter-
strained or pressed sperm-oil, and
1,600 (sixteen hundred) gallons best spring-
strained sperm oil, to be delivered to the
collector and superintendent of lights at
Oswego, New York, on the 15th day of
April, 1854, or immediately after the
opening of the Erie canal, and "
500 (five hundred) gallons of best winter-
straiued or pressed sperm oil, and
500 (five hundred) gallons best spring-strained
or pressed sperm oil, to be delivered to
the collector and superintendent of lights
at Plattsburg, New York, on the 15th day
of April, 1854, or immediately after the
opening of the Erie canal. '
All of the oil comprised in lot No. 3, to be delivered at the
above-mentioned places for the lights on the lakes, must be in
small iron-bound casks, in prime order, free from leakage,
containing from thirty to fifty gallons each, and free from all
expense to the United States; all the costs of transportation,
damage, and leakage being at the charges and risk of the con-
tractor or contractors, and all tests and inspection to be made
prior to the transportation of the oil from the contractor's
warehouse.or other place of deposit.
The several lots of oil required to be delivered alongside of
the supply vessels shall be so delivered when the said vessels
shall be in readiness to receive the same; and in case the sup-
ply vessels should not be ready to receive the oil on the days
herein specified for its delivery, then the contracting party
wilt be at liberty to deliver it to an authorized agent of the
lighthouse establishment at the point of delivery, and shall
be entitled to payment therefore within fifteen days from such
delivery.
All the oil contracted for under the foregoing proposals to
be subjected to the usual tests of specific gravity, temperature
at which it will remain limpid, by burning and such- other
means as may be thought proper by the person or persons to
whom that duty may be assigned by the Lighthouse Board,
before it will be accepted. The winter-strained oil to remain
limpid at a temperature of 32 degrees of Fahrenheit or lower,
and the spring-strained oil at a temperature of 40 degrees of
Fahrenheit or lower.
Proposals will be received and considered for each lot se-
parately or for the whole quantity required, at the option of
the bidder; but no bid will be entertained for a less quantity
than is comprised in one of the several lots designated Nos. 1,
2, and 3. The bids must state explicitly the lot or lots pro-
posed for by the number or numbers, the quantity of each
kind of oil in the lot or lots, and the price per gallon for each
quality of oil.
All bids must be sealed, and endorsed "Proposals for Oil
for Lighthouses," and then placed in another envelope, and
directed to the Secretary of the Lighthouse Board, Washing-
ton, D. C.
A bond, with security to the satisfaction of the Department
in a penalty equal to one-fifth of the amount of each contract
made under the foregoing proposals, will be required of each
contractor, conditioned for the faithful performance of each
contract.
The board, under the authority of the Department, reserves
the right to reject any bid, though it may be the lowest, from
other considerations than its amount.
By order of the Lighthouse Board.
THORNTON A. JENKINS,
dec 21-3tawtJan9i secretary,
[No. 495.]
N OTICE of withdrawal trom private' entry of
certain lands lying within fifteen miles on each side
of the route of the proposed RAILROAD from SHREVEPORT,
LOUISIANA, to VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI.
In consequence of urgent representations on behalf of the
interests of the proposed railroad above mentioned, the Presi-
dent of the United States has directed that, for the present
and until the 7th of June next, the public lands lying within
fifteen miles (or thereabouts as near as may be) on either side
of the route of said road, being the undermentioned town-
ships, be withheld from sale or entry, except valid pre-emption
claims, which are excluded from the operation of this notice;
and special instructions to that purport have been according-
ly given to the proper land officers, to wit:
In the district of lands subject to sale at MONROE, LOUISI-
ANA:
North of the base line and east of the meridian.
Townships fifteen, sixteen, seventeen,' eighteen, nineteen,
and twenty, of ranges one to six, inclusive.
Townships fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen,
nineteen, and twenty, of range seven.
Townships fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen,
and nineteen, of ranges eight to fourteen, inclusive.
Townships fifteen and sixteen, of range fifteen.
*North of the base line hnd west of the meridian.
Townships fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen,
and twenty, of ranges one to five, inclusive. I -
In the district of lands subject to sale at NATCHITOCcES,
LOUISIANA, viz:
North of the base line and west of the meridian.
Townships fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen,
and twenty, of ranges six to thirteen, inclusive.
Given under my hand, at the General Land Office, city of
Washington, this 17th day of December, 1853.
By order of the President:
JOHN WILSON,
dec 21-wl3w Commissioner of the General Land Office.
C COFFEE, TEAS, ANJ) VARIETIES-
S Old Government Java Coffee
Brown Java, in pockets
Genuine Mocha, in half and quarter barrels
Maracaibo and White Rio Coffee
Roasted and ground Coffees, roasted and ground in the
District
Any of the above Coffees may be roasted and ground to or-
der at short notice.
Imperial, Gunpowder, Young Hyson, and very fine Old
Hyson Teas
Oolong and Pouchong Black Teas
Souchong, or English Breakfast Tea
Wine, Lsmons, and Fancy Crackers, supplies received
weekly
English Dairy Cheese, "imitation"
do do real genuine, very rich
Goshen Cheese, plain
Pine Apple Cheese, Lewis Norton's best brands
Whole and fresh-ground Spices, all kinds
Rice Flour, Oswego Corn Starch, and Farina
Wheaten Grist, Small Hominy
SHEKELL A BAILEY,
Successors to Jno. B. Kibbey A Co.
dec 168-tif No 5, opposite Centre Market.
C HAMPAGNE CIIER-
12 barrels'good quality, just received
1 tierce Southern dried Cherries in store.
SHEKELL A BAILEY,
Successors to John B. Kibbey A Co.
dec 16-fitif No. 5, opposite Centre Market.
fRENCH COOKERY.
To Members of the Cabinet, the Diplomatic Corps, Members of
Congress, and the Citizens of Washington.
T HE undersigned would respectfully announce that they
are now prepared to furnish Dinners for Balls, Parties,
private Families, Ac., in a superior style, at reasonable prices.
Their long experience as Cooks and Caterers in the principal
Hotels, here and elsewhere, warrant them in saying that they
can give satisfaction to any and all who may patronise them.
Every variety of dish will be served up in a style unsurpassed
in this place. Private meals will be furnished at residences
at moderate prices. Orders left with the undersigned, 8th


street, four doors from Pennsylvania avenue, will be promptly
attended to. Reference given when required.
dec 13-eolwif MAXIMILIAN DOL A CO.
G LOVES, CRAVATS, TIES, AND SCARFS OF
the latest importations just received, and this day
opened at HOPKIN'S Gentlemen's Furnishing Store, between
Brown's and National Hotel, corner of 6th street.
nov 22-2wif (Star)
H ATS! HATS! HATS I of the latest tasllon and
most approved styles, a full assortment now on hand at
LANE'S Fashionable Hat and Cap Store, Pennsylvania ave-
nue,.near 41 street.
dec 2-d2wif [Union, Sentinel, Star.]
HI KT.%, Shirts, Shirts.-Gentlemen in want of a su-
S perior article and good fitting Shirts will find a first-rate
assortment of all styles at LANE'S
0eutletien's Furnirhing Establishment.
dec 2-d2wif [Unop,.Sentnel&Star]
ENTLEMEN'1ISFURNISHI NGGOOIS.11 -CHAS.
H. LANE has now the honnr of informing his numer-
ous t'rienda and pitr.n in and out of Congres" that his stock
is large and c.,plst. in eerey department, embracing all ar
titlea usually kept in a firsi-claess furuiFhing establishment.
Oenilemin are respeetfully sal.iclted to call and examine
my stork, which will be cheerfully exhibited at all times.
Moderate prices and fair dealing may he relied upon.
LANE'S
Fashionable Hat, Cap, and Gentloemen's
Furnishing Establishment, Pennu. avenue,
dec 2-2wif tUnionSentlielAStar, near 4J street.


VALUABLE GIMT f t" the fseam earn be had at
the Booksltote ofr .ra) & Hallanllne, .,a Seventh
street, n,'ar Odd Fellows' Hall -OurstLuca of Juveniles 11 ex-
ceedingly large and well selected, and cannot fail to please
our young friends.
Carter's Fireside Series, of a fine moral and religious chsa-
racier.
Abbott's Histories, Franoonian Stories, Marco Paul and
Rollo Books.
Uncle Frank's and Uncle Sam's Libraries for Girls and
Boys.
Parley's Cabinet Library and Juvenile Histories.
Uncle Toby's Library, beautiful books for very young chil-
dren.
Uncle Frank's Home Stories.
Young People's Library, Kitty Brown series.
Forrister's P,.toral Miscellany.
Little Ferns for Fanny's Little Friends.
The Book of the World, Panorama of the Earth.
The Zoological Garden.
A Weeks Delight, or Games and Stories.
All the Publications of the Sunday School Union.
Picture Alphabets, Dissected Pictures.
Transparent Slates, Paint Boxes, Pocket Knives, &c.
A very fine assortment of Picture Ferogios Paintings and
Picturesque Albums.
The Ladies' Delight, Album of the finest birds of all coun-
tries.
Fine Gold Pens, Writing .Desks, Porte Monnaies, Port
Folios.
Bibles, Prayer and Hymn Books. A very large assortment
and at all prices, from 25.cta. to $16.
Subatstantial Books for Presents to Minis#We.
West's Analysis of the Bible; no minister's library ought
to be without this book.
John Owens's Works, complete in 20 volumes, Svo.
Self-Explanatory Reference Bible, half calf and Turkey
morocco.
Henry's Exposition, 6 volumes, royal 8vo., half calf.
Pool's Annotations upon the Hible, 3 vols., half calf.
Horne's Introduction to the Study of the Scriptures.
Infidelity; its Aspects, Causes, and Agencies, by Rev.
Those. Pearson, half calf.
Chalmers's Sermons, 2 volumes, half calf.
Charnock's Discourses, 2 volumes, half calf.
McCosh's Moral and Divine Government, half calf.
Kitto's Daily Bible Illustrations, 8 volumes.
And many other Standard Works, fine binding.
New Books just Receieed.
The Priest and the Huluelboi, l.y Bungener, 2 volumes.
Life of Whitefield, lby John Gillis, D.D.
Richard Williams, of the Patagonian Missionary, by Rev.
Jas. Hamilton, D.D.
The Rings, by the author (f the Basket of Flowers, &e.
0 R.AY-&A BALLANTINE'S
dec 21-3t Boolstore,7th street.
JNO. MILLER, Confectioner,
Pennsylvania avenue, between 10th and 11th streets,
B EGS leave to inform his friends, patrons, and the public
generally that he has laid in a very large and extensive
assortment of every article in his line for the Christmas holy-
days.
Cakes of all sizes and flavors, from $1 to $1.25 each, orna-
mented in the most fashionable style.
Also, a very large assortment of French Confeotionary, with
a variety ot his own manufacture.
Having recently enlarged his manufactory, he is now more
fully prepared than ever to fill, in the first style, all orders for
Dinners and Suppers, both public and private, Balls, Par-
ties, Ac.
He also invites attention to tSe following articles just im-
ported, of the best quality, and warranted genuine:
Royal Table Sauce PFtes de Toles Gra
Emperor of China do Truffles
lobster do Mushrooms
Fish do French Green Peas
Anchovy do Asparagus
Atheneum do Tomatoes stewed
Worcester do Mushroom Catsup
Lucknon Crotney do Walnut do
John Bull do Tomato do
Harvey do Currant Jelly
Curry Paste Quince do
Anchoves Apple do
Sardines dec 21-8t
RUSTEE'S SALE..-By virtue of a deed of trust,
S executed by N. B. Tapscott and wife, we will offer at
1'ublic sale, on the premises, on the 20th day of January,
1854, at 12 o'clock M., the following described piece or parcel
of land, lying and being in Montgomery county, in the State
of Maryland, being a part of A. Nailor's tracts of land lying
in said county and State, and bounded as fellows: beginning
ata point 66 perches from the point of intersect.,in with the
county road with the compromise line made by Nailor and
Shoemaker, and on a line running south 27 east from such
point o! intersection; theace from said beginning on a con-
tinuation of the same course south %7 east 67 perches and
32 100ths to a corner stake in Capt. Peter's survey; thence
south 44 west 8 perches to the end of the 16th line of Friend-
ship, with 2 variation allowed to the right of the original -
course; thence south 23' east'52 perches, with the 17thlineof
Friendship, with the same allowance; thence south 22, west
66 perches and 36-100th, to a stone; thence north 22 and
one-half, west 124 perches and 60-100this to a stone ; thence
north 740 east 69 perches and 44-10Oths to the place of be-
ginning, containing 52 acres 3 rods and 10 perches, more
or less. The same being a short distance from the .jld road
leading to Roekville, and near the Stone Tavern, and adjoin-
ing the land of Mr. John Councilman.
Terms cash. Should the purchaser fall to comply with the
terms within three days after the sale, the property will be
resold at his risk and cost. J. B. H. SMITH, Trustees.
dec 21-eotds g SILAS H. HILL, "
NGLISH and Americasf PleUles and id english
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Gherkins, Mixed, Chow-Chow, Walnut, Piccalilly, Caul-
liflower, English, of both Crosse and Blackvell's, Bat-
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And Crosse and Blackwell's celebrated Onion Pickles,
Mixed, Mangoes, Martinas, Onfions, Caulliflower, Red
Cabbage, American. .
Van Bensohotan and Well's Provost New York
Lee A Perrin's celebrated Worcestershire Sauce, in'qte.,
pjnts, and half-pints, late importation.
Also, John Bull's, Harvey, Reading, India-Soy Easence of
Anchovies and Lobsters. ,
Crosse, and Blackwell's, and Whybrow's English Muw-
tard.
Louis Frere's French Mustard.
English refined Table Salt, in jars.
SHEKELL A BAILEY,
(successors to John B. Kibbey A Co.)
dec 16-Iwif No. 5, opposite Centre Market.
p RISE NTS F'OR THE HOLYDAVS.-M. W."
GALT A BROTaER invite attention to their unusually
large stock of
SUPERIOR GOLD WATCHES,
consisting of Ladies' and Gentlemen's hunting and open-face
London, Liverpool, and' Geneva Duplex, Lever, and Lepine
Watches, in plain, engraved, enamelled, and jewelled-case.
RICH JEWELRY.
Diamond, ruby, and pearl Brooches
Earrings and Bracelets
Diamond and pearl Finger Rings and Crdosss
Gold Chains, Lockets, Seals, Keys. Breastpins, Penails
Gold Thimbles, Cuff Pins, Wedding Rings, Ae.
PURE SILVER WARE.
Silver Tea Sets, Pitchers, Goblets, Cups
Napkin Rings, Table, Dessert, and Teaspoons and forks
Silver Dessert Knives, Soup, Cream, and Gravy Ladles
Sugar, Salt, Mustard, and Egg Spoons
Pie, Cake, Fish, and Butter Knives
Sugar Sifters, Ice and Salad Tongs
Preserve and Jelly Spoons, Pickle Forks, Ac. -
FANCY ARTICLES AND PLATED WARE.
Fine Fans, silver Card Cases and Porte-monnaies
Plated Tea Sets, Waiters, Cake and Card Baskets
Castors, Urns, Kettles, Flower Stands
Liquor Frames, Ac.
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tuated on Pennsylvania avenue, between 17th and 18th
streets, near the War Department. Inquire on the premises,
over Doctor C. B. Divot's Apothecary and Drug Store.
dec 1S-3tif
OLiri s's ., tNTED.-A neatly foutished House want-
ed for the session of Congress, between ibh street and
the Capitol, and Missouri avenue and H street. Address,
stating terms and location, Hon. B. Z., at this office.
dec 10-3tif
R ICES SILKS. CLOtk. Satid EMBIIOIDERIES.
Jk We, re-fi.'..itullTi ,rit- ibh attention of the Ladies of
V. ashington eroJ others 'eiitieg the city to our stock of Fine
G.:,,de; ,eeh a?-
Si, h Suli., ,uithle f..rdinnrr, promcna.le, and party Dresses
Pans Cit.,ke. to el,.h and r,.h velvet
Persian and Cashmere Shawls and Scarfs


llanda,.me afitrimmni ot the late~t Parns Embroideries, in
sets .
Black Kid Gloves
And man' oithr fine G0oas just received, and will be sold
on the mnst reasonable t.rms.
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F lH, now Il Store, to' sa3-
No. I Maci kerel, In bbls., half bbls., quarter bbla., and 25
pound kits
No. 1 do extra large, in bbls.
No. 1I do mes,, in 26 pound kits
No. 2 do in bblas.
No. 1 tickled Salmon, very fine
NO. 1 smoked do fresh smoked
Scale Hadook, in 25 pound kits
White Fish, in bbls. and 25 lb. kits
Scaled and No. 1 Herring, in boxes *
Grand Bank Codfish
Do Dunfsab
Froash Salmon, in cane, hermetically sealed
Spiced do di, do
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(successors to John B.' Kibbey A Co.)
dec 10-eortif No. b. opposite Centra Market.
R ARE CHANCE now offered at my Warehouse, ou
1,1tLh streeL, near Pennsylvania avenue.-Intending to
change my business, Lnow offer my large stock ofrsplendid
Furniture at the lowest price and on accommodating terms.
Gentleoman furnishing ean be supplied. The most of my smoek
made in my own shop of best materials.
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NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE.

NOTES OR NEW BOOKS.

LUcTURS UIILIVKIED AT BROADMEAD CHAPEL, Bristol, by
*l&lateJoansFomzi Author of says on DeOi-
sion of Character," &c. 2 vols. Third edition, with
Additions. London: HIenry G. Bohn; 1868.
These volumes contain the last of the posthumous
works left by their author in such a state of comn-
pleteness as a due regard to 'Mr. Foster's memory
would exact, in order to justify their publication. Ma-
ny among our older readers, we doubt not, still recol-
lect the impression made upon the public mind by
Foster's1 Essays" on their first appearance. In an
Ve when, as was remarked at the time by Robert
a, the writing of books ha:1 become almost a me-
chanical art, and a familiar acquaintance with the
best models had diffused taste and diminished genius,
it was impossible to peruse au author who displayed
so great original powers without a degree of sur-
prise. The "reading public" were ready to in-
quire by what peculiar felicity he was enabled to
desert the'trammels of custom, to break the spell
by which others felt themselves bound, and to main-
tain a career so perfectly uncontrolled and inde-
pendent.
The same cast of thought, original and sublime,
the same unlimited command of imagery, the same
style, varied, vigorous, and bold, which the contem-
porary reviewer designated as the distinguishing
features of those very singular essays, are discovera-
ble, though in a less degree, in the Lectures de-
livered at Broad meoa- Chapel by the same author.
The origin of these Lectures is stated by Dr. Ryland,
the editor of the volumes before us and the author of
Foster's Life and Correspondence," to have been as fol-
lows: After Mr. Foster's final relinquishment of stated
services as a preacher, and his removal in 1821 to Sta-
pleton, where he spent the rest of his life, several of his
friends and ardent admirers formed a plan, which happi-
ly fell in with-his own views, of a course of lectures to
be delivered by him once a fortnight. It was anticipated
(and correctly, as the event proved) that many individu-
als, of various religious communities, would gladly em-
brace the opportunity of listening to those original illus-
trations of the most momentous truths which a mind of
so high an order would present. With such an audience
Mr.. Poster felt at liberty to,take a wider range of sub-
jects than in addressing an ordinary congregation, the
majority of whom would require the familiar and reite-
Srated presentation of the mest obvious topics. In writ-
ing to a friend he described this engagement as being
"much the kind of thing he could have wished ;" but
Added that the labor of preparing a single discourse was
scarcely less than that necessary for five or six sermons
in the ordinary routine of a preacher's life.
The most striking characteristic of all Mr. Foster's
writings is their originality, either in the thoughts them-
selves or in the mode of their presentation. He possess-
ed in a remarkable degree the attribute of genius, as
he himself has defined its highest faculty-the power of
lighting its own fire. For the thousand-fold common-
places of ordinary minds he seems to entertain a most un-
disguised aversion. Even commonplace truth, he some-
where says, is of no use, as it makes no impression; it is
no more instruction than wind is music. The truth must
take some particular bearing, as the wind must pass
through tubes in order to discourse to any purpose. But
it must -be admitted that his conceptions are almost al-
ways grander and vaster than his power to give them ex-
pression.. He seems to be perpetually travailing with
thought. The children of the brain have come to the
birth, but there istnot strength to effect -an easy delivery.
Hence his style is almost the worst that can be conceived.
His friend and admirer, Robert Hall, has very graphical-
ly likened his sentences to huge lumbering wagons laden
with gold. Foster himself felt very sensibly this disabili-
ty to give full utterance to his struggling ideas und emo-
tions, and envied the literary facility which he observed
in two pf his contemporaries. He used to say that Hall
commanded words like an emperor, but Coleridge like a
magician. Foster was conscious that he could sway
neither the enchanting wand of the latter nor wield the
despotic sceptre of the former. Coleridge always seems to
evoke as by a magic influence the most apposite and hap-
py words in which to dress his grandest or subtlest
thoughts. There is no realm of mind which his sonorous
eloquence, with its pomp and prodigality of speech, cannot
-fill, and no nook or cranny of thought into which his sin-
uous diQtion cannot pierce; and yet all this seems the re-
sult of a native felicity rather than the product of an ac-
quired power.- .With Hall the case is otherwise. Foster
is right in comparing his command of language to the ab-
solute dominion of an acknowledged emperor. His words
fall into their ranks at his bidding, as though they were
accustomed to naught but implicit obedience when the
master deigned to open his mouth. There is not a gap in
the whole line of his serried columns, and the march of
his sentences, to continue the figure, is like the firm-paced
and even tread of that "Old Guard" which a single beck
from the Emperor of the Frer,4 could turn whithersoever
he listed.
Foster could do nothing like this, but he sometimes un-
consciously exerts the magical power of a Coleridge,
though, like the magicians of Egypt in their rivalry with
the more potent demonstrations of a Moses, he often sig-
nally faij. The strength of human language seems to
bend and waver beneath the weight and burden of his
mighty thoughts. We cannot doubt that he derived from
his own consciousness the following queries, which we
fled among the stray and fragmentary jottings of his
journal, as published by Dr. Ryland:
"Are the powers, the capacity (he asks) of human
language, limited by any other bounds than those which
limit the mind's own powers of c.nception ? Is there
within the possibility of human conception a certain or-
der of ideas which no combinations of language c.,ud ex-
press? Would the English language, strongest possible structure, absolutely sink and fail un-
der such conceptions as we may imagine a mighty spirit
of the superior or nether regions to utter-so frail as not
to make these ideas distinctly apparent to the human
mind, supposing all the while that the minm could fully
admit and comprehend these ideas if there were any ade-
quate vehicle to convey them 7"
Shakspeare, says Foster, had perceptions of every kind;
he could think every way. His mind might be compared
to that monster the prophet saw in his vision, and which
hiad eyes all over. But Shakapeare, although Foster does
not go on to add this much, was the greatest expresser that
ever lived. As bas been beautifully said by a modern
critic, if he may have had rivals in' the art of imagining
situations, he had no rival in the power of sending a gush
of appropriate intellectual effusion over the Image and
body of a situation once conceived. From the jewelled
ring on .n Alderman's finger to the most mountainous
thought or deed of man or demon, nothing suggested it-
self that his speech could not envelop and enfold with ease.


If Foster had had as many eyes as Shakspeare, "the my-
riad-minded," he would never have been able, like Shako-
pears, to body forth the form of things unknown," or
with the poet's pen to "turn to shapes" the flitting sha-
dows painted on his mental retina.
The intellectual riches of some minds are hoarded up
in rouleaux of coin ready stamped and prepared for im-
mediate use; of others the wealth seems to be hidden In
qartz rock, in deep mountain gorges, or pent up in dark
and subterranean veins, from which it can be extracted
only by dint of pick-axe and mattock ; ;he precious metal
is disintegrated by a slow and laborious process indeed,
but it leaves upon the mind of the observer an impression
of untold and exhaustless treasures still lying fathoms
own in their native beds. Minds ef this stamp, in fact,
'differ from those of the former much as a perennial spring,
S to change the comparison, differs from a stagnant reser-
voir, which, however capacious, seems inadequate to sup-
ply the ceaseless draughts which may be drawn from Na-
ture's ever-welling fountain. The intellectual stores of
Foster were developed and amassed by hard labor. His
processes of thought, like'those or Rousseau and Chal-
mere, as described by_ themselves, were "slow but ar-
dent." In a letter to his mother we find him dolorously
bewailing his extreme and invariable repugnance to all


HtePay labor of every kind, and almost Ill mental labor,"
in terms which remind one of the sturdy beggar who,
when asked why he did not work, replied, Ah! you
don't know how lazy I am!" But a greater difficulty
than this mental e mertim impeded his intellectual move-
ments. About finding proper words, (says he,) and put-
ting them In proper places, 1 have more difficulty than it
could have been supposed possible any one should have
after having had to work among them so long; but the
grand difficulty is a downright scarcity of matter-plain-
ly, the difficulty of finding any thing to say. My inven-
tive faculties are exactly like the powers of a snail." His
mind, like our anthracite, kindled slowly, but when ig-
nited burned intensely.
It would be a great mistake, however, to suppose that
this protracted gestation of his intellectual conceptions
argues a want of the fecundative power which constitutes
the real strength of true genius. To the prolific rabbits
of literature, who would reproach him with comparative
barrenness, he might retort like the lioness in the Greek
fable, when taunted for its solitary suckling, "only one,
but it isa lion." His horror of commonplaces prevented
him from inundating the world with a "weak and washy"
flood that might have satisfied a meaner genius; but,
since he turned away from such swill with loathing and
disgust, and since his was not the magic rod which could
smite the rock that it should gush forth in streams of liv-
ing water, he was perforce compelled to sink deep his
shafts with slow and tedious boring; but the sluices which
he thus arduously opened were fed by currents which had
their sources in far and still pools on high table lands, or
in deep tarns which drain the mountain summits. Unlike
his friend Hall, as he has described him, he was given of-
tentimes to visionary modes of thought; to musings ex-
empt from all regulation; to that fascination of the mys-
terious, captivating by the very circumstance of eluding;
to that fearful adventuring on the dark, the unknown,
'the awful-those thoughts that wander through eternity.
On these high table-lands of the soul the spirit of John
Foster breathed a native and congenial element. "One
object of life," says he, in his journal, should be to
accumulate a great number of grand questions to be ask-
ed and resolved in eternity. We now ask the sage, the
genius, the philosopher, the divine-none of these can
tell; but we will open our series to other respondents; we
will ask angels-God." And how he loves to brood and
muse over the superlatively grand and consolatory idea
of death !" "Without this radiant star," he writes to a
friend, "without this delightful morning-star, indicating
that the luminary of Eternity is going to rise, life would,
to my view, darken into midnight melancholy." The
self-questionings with which his spirit vainly essayed to
peer into the dark hereafter" have in them a sort of
charmed and unearthly solemnity, like the "supernatu-
ral soliciting" with which the weird sisters on the Blasted
Heath haunted Banquo and Macbeth. He wonders at it
as "one of the dark things in the Divine government that
revelation, considered as intended to impress and influence
our minds, as well as to inform them, in regard to our
concern with hereafter, should have limited the commu-
nication to so very narrow an extent beyond the mere
fact." While weeping over the unburied form of his son,
he checks the flood of grief to exclaim, "How many
things by this time he knows which no books can tell!"
And the nearer he approached in advancing age to "i the
grand experiment," the more "restlessly inquisitive" he
describes himself respecting-that other scene and state of
our existence. After the death of any friend he always
seemed especially impatient to be made acquainted with
the secrets of the invisible world. "They don't come
back to tell us," he said, on an occasion of this kind,
shortly before his own death ; but we shall know some
time," he presently added, with a look of intense se-
riousness.
Such speculations indicate the "wrestling thews" of a
mind that recoils from grappling with none of the mighty
questions which relate to the whence, why, and whither of
the human race. Whence came I? Why here? Whither
do I go? His spirit fretted and chafed and sometimes
pined within its narrow prison-house of clay. He longs
to burst away from these fleshly clogs and fetters which
hold him down in durancee vile" from that superior
world where "knowledge will beam into the soul without
the slow labor of difficult acquisition." How pertinent
and natural is this conception of heaven, as formed by a
man of Foster's intellectual habits and aspirations I"
"Rest!" "RestI" "Such is my idea of Heaven," said
Robert Hall, as he lay upon his back, writhing beneath that
intense pain along the spine which was his life-long thorn
in the flesh. "In Heaven we shall do nothing but love,"
said the amiable and kindly-affectioned Wilberforce. "I
go from a world where all is confusion to a world where
allis order," exclaimed the dying Hooker, who through a
long life had devoted himself tothe exposition of that di-
vine thing which he called Law-" whose voice is the har-
mony of the universe, and whose seat is the bosom of
God." But Foster, who prized knowledge more than ru-
hies, and who gained it only by unremitting toil, looked
forward with joyful hope to that upper world in which
knowledge should beam into his soul "without the labor
of difficult acquisition." And, in his own words, "how
many things he now knows which no books can tell!"
We have said that his style is one of the worst; but this
statement needs perhaps an explanation similar to that
we have already given in accounting for the slowness with
which he excogitated his ideas. Never did one more strik-
ingly exemplify the saying that "the style is the man."
His language is a perfect mould of his mind. "How of-
ten," he says in a letter to his friend, the Rev, Joseph
Hughes, "have I spent the whole day in adjusting twi or
three sentences, amidst a perplexity about niceties which
would be far too impalpable to be even comprehended, if
one were to state them, by the greatest number of read-
ers." "And yet," he naively and truthfully adds, "the
work is sometimes done very awkwardly and erroneous-
ly." Certain sapient theorists of modern times, by dili-
gently inspecting the "vestiges of creation," fancy them-
selves to have discovered a nisus nature by which all ani-
mate beings have developed themselves from ultimate and
original monads; and, as the experimentum cr-uis which
establishes this theory, they tell us that they have occa-
sionally been so fortunate as to find certain of the animal
creation in the very act of developing themselves by a
vigorous nisus out of one scale of being into another; that
is, from a lower to a higher. While in this transition state
they still retain some of the exuvim of that animal exist-
ence whose coil they are on the point of shuffling off, and
have not yet fully realized their "manifest destiny," but
have gone far enough in the progress to give sure presage
pf that manner of animal which they are striving (ta.y the
nisus nature) to become. Now, whatever we may think
of this ingenious speculation in a physical or physiologi-
cal point of view, we intend to use it in order to illustrate
our notion of John Foster's genesis of ideas, as evinced
by their expression. We can detect in his style the
exuvite of that cumbersome speech which his vigorous in-
tellect vainly endeavored to slough off in attempting to
rise to the height of his grand conceptions. The whole
process reminds us of the generations which the muse of
Milton beheld, when


"The earth obey'd, and straight
Opening her fertile womb, teem'd at a birth
Innum'rous living creatures. * *
The grassy clods now oalv'd; now half appeared
The tawny lion, pawing to get free
His'hinder parts. * *
Scarce from his mould
Behemoth, biggest born of earth,.upheaved
His vaslneas "
But yet, with all its drawbacks, the style of Foster has
certain peculiarities which Inark it as the natural dress of
a master mind; and he, without intending it, has passed
a compliment on himself in the following observations:
"Of all the kinds of writing," he remarks, "that ap-
pears to me incomparably the best which is distinguished
by grand masses and prominent bulks, which stand out in
magnitude from the tame groundwork, and impel thbemind
by a succession of straate satrofy imp.timse, rather than a
continuity of agreeable sentiment. One has read and
heard very sensible discourses which resembled a plain
handsome brick wall. GOive me, on the contrary, a style
of writing that shall resemble a wall that has the strik-
ing irregularity of pilasters, pictures, niches, and ata-
tues."
He could not have given a better description of his own
style in this respect if he had had himself in view when


writing ft. But we bave no putliiat MUOn to SlUP
much in defence of Foster's composition as a whole; o0
the contrary, we rather owe him a grudge for having, as
oar professor of rhetoric once assured us. contributed by
the infection of his example to the contortions and inver-
sions which 'mar our own diction. And for this same rea-
son he is not an author whom we would recommend to
those in early life who are seeking to cultivate the ameni-
ties of a graceful and easy phraseology. If they make
him their model they may become strong writers, but will
certainly fall short of Addisonian elegance.
It remains for us to add thai Foster was quite as un-
couth in his manners and dress as in his style of composi-
tion. He wore an old brown wig with frizzled curls;
astride his nose was a pair of large silver-mounted spec-
tacles with circular glasses as big as penny-pieces; he
usually sported an old blue coat with bright brass but-
tons, which hung baggingly about his large bony frame;
below was a pair of corduroy breeches, a good deal too
short in the legs; and shoes that would have been fatal to
a cordonnier frangais. Such was the clerical attire of this
distinguished preacher, thinker, and author, to whom
and.to Robert Hall the English Baptists so long pointed
with just pride as the great lights of their denomination
and the glory of British dissent. And there are not want-
ing those who still prefer the prose of Foster, with its
lumbering and unsteady movement, to the faultless har-
mony of Robert Hall's matchless periods. The eloquence
Sof Hall is majestic, but it is majesty in repose; the intel-
lectual play of Foster is that of a Titan, tumbling down
massy fragments of originality, to use his own words, and
making not only the stagnant stream of men's thoughts
to foam and flash, but crushing many creeping things-
small buzzing" objections, slimy worldlinesses-found in
the way.

IF'OR RENT.-The attention of Me-nbers of Congress and
Other gentlemen sojourneying in Washington is invited
to a handsome and commodious new Brick Dwelling, plea-
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terms. The house is supplied with gas, water, and other con-
veniences. Probably no more desirable furnished house is to
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Address L. M. N., who will reply by letter or' call in per-
son, through the post office, stating name, address, Ac.
dec 21-3t
N EW SILKS, SA'T'INS, Velvets, Peliece Cloths,
Merilnoes, Cashmeres, Ac.-BARNES & MITCHELL,
on the avenue, between 8th and 9th streets, would inform
members of Congress, strangers visiting Washington, and the
citizens of the District especially, that they are now opening
a large and very cheap stock of rich high-colored plaid and
brocade dress Silks, plain Poult d'Soie, comprising all fash-
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Plaid raw Silks, of the newest styles and colors
Rich plaid and watered Irish Poplins
High colored plaid Merinoes and Cashmeres
10 pieces 4-4 real Lyons Velvets, comprising in colors ex-
tra rich black, maroon, garnet, mazarine blue, royal purple,
and green
Likewise, 15 pieces Peliece Cloths, embodying in colors
every fashionable shade now worn for Talma's mantles and
full cloaks
They would also invite special attention to a new supply of
very cheap French Merinoes, embracing all the fashionable
colors of the season, and varying in prices from $1 to $1.25
per yard.
These goods are very fine, and 25 per cent. less than the
same were sold for earlier in the season. Without enumerat-
ing further they would simply state that their supply of every
other description of ladies' wear is now complete, and will be
offered at greatly reduced prices to either cash or prompt
credit dealers.
dec 21-6teoit BARNES & MITCHELL.
M ORE NEtE CARPETS.-Cash and prompt credit
dealers are respectfully informed that we have lately
added largely to our stock of-
Extra rich Velvet Tapestry
English, Brussels, three-ply, and superfine ingrain Car-
pets.
Also, hemp, list, rag, and cotton do.
Together with a large and well-assorted supply of House
Furnishing Dry Goods generally, any of which, being of
recent purchase, we can now sell at greatly reduced prices,
-upon the terms as above proposed.
Purchasers in want of Dry Goods are invited to give us a
call, as we shall certainly make it to their interest to deal
with us. BARNES A MITCHELL,
Between 8th and 9th streets, Pennsylvania avenue.
dec 21-6teodif
E are this day receiving from schooner ,Green-
Wway, just arrived-
Guava and Currant Jellies
Prunes, in jars and fancy boxes
Preserved Pine Apples
Do Strawberries
Do Green Gages
Do Raspberries
Do Cherries
English and American Pickles
Also, 5 barrels Shellbarks, Pecan Nuts
English Walnuts, hard and soft shell Almonds,Filberts,&Ao.
Also, 5 casks Muir A Son's Edinburg Ale.
For sale by LINTON A TWEEDY,
dec 21-WTFSif Grocers, corner of 7th and D sts.
E have received, per schooner Senator-
S 2 bbls. superior old Scotch Whiskey
1 do Jamaica Rum
5 do old Rye Whiskey
Also in store, and for sale at a very reduced price, 36 bbls.
New Hampshire Onions. LINTON A TWEEDY,
dec 21-WSif Grocers, corner 7th and D streets.
OHN H. BUTHMANN,-Importer ot and Dealer
in pure Wines, Brandies, Ac., has in store .and offers for
sale a choice and complete assortment of the above-named
articles; consisting of-
The best brands of Champagne
Madeira, Sherry, Port, of most all grades
Rhine Wines, of great variety
Claret and White Wine, from a low price to the highest
order
Sparkling and other Burgundy
ALSO,
Teneriffe, Lisbon, Sicily
Malaga, Frontignan, Maraschino
Curacoa, Anisette, Kirschwasser, Absynthe.
And of my own preparation-
A few dozen of Blackberry Juice
And a few dozen of Wild Cherry Brandy, for medicinal
purposes.
Together with a stock of superior genuine HavAna Cigars
and a variety of cheap family Wines.
dec 21-3tifA2if5w ([Union,Sen.,Star,&News]
ER SCHOONJERGREENWAY-
25 boxes Layer Raisins
50 drums Figs
6 cases preserved Ginger
2 do Fig Paste
4 bbls. Fancy and Lemon Crackers
75 boxes Sardines. For sale by
LINTQ.1 & TWEEDY,
dec 21-WAFif Grocers, corner 7th and D streets.
C HAMPAGNE WINES, Ac.
60 baskets Heidseck A Co. Champagne
9 do G. H. Mumm A Co.'s Cabinet do
25 do. do Verzenay do
pipe old Reserve Mndcira
t do London Particular do
cask Bual do
One j pipe and 2 quarter casks Chasselas dark Brandy
Also, 10 dozen of that very superior old Imperial Brandy,
vintage 1790. For sale by
LINTON A TWEEDY,
dec 21-WAFif Grocers, corner of 7th and D streets.
PARKER'S FANCY STORE.
NEW GOODS.-Just opening for the Holydays, among
which are a few-
Papier Mache Writing Desks, 12, 16, and 20 inches
Rosewood (Regency) do do do
Common do do do
Russia Leather Dressing Cases for ladies and gentlemen,
some very fine
A very large assortment of Fancy Porte Monnaies, Purses
A new and Beautiful style of Paris Tuck Combs
Ivory Hair Brushes, Shell Dressing Combs
And almost extensive stock ot fine fresh Perfumery". In-
deed, this department of our trade is not to be exceeded.
PARKER'S Fancy and Perfumery Store,
dec 21--3t under National Hotel.


R ICH JEWELRY.-M. W. GALT A BRO. have now
on hand the largest assortment of elegant Jewelry ever
offered for sale in this city, consisting of-
Diamond, Pearl, and Plain Brooches
Ear Rings and Bracelets
Diamond Finger Rings and Crosses
Guard, Vest, and Fob Chains
Pencils, Lockets, Seals, and Keys
Gold Thimbles, Cuff Pins, Armlets, Necklaces, Chatalaino,
and a world of fancy nicknackery suitable for the present
season. M. W. GALT A BRO.
Sign of the Golden Eagle, Penn. avenue, between
dec 21-3t- [Union&Star] 9th and 10th sts.
N EW JUVENILE BOOKS.-Tanglewood Tales, by
Nathaniel Hawthorne.
German Popular Tales, by the Brothers Grimm, 2 vols.
Happy Days of Childhood, by Amy Meadows.
Mr. Rutherford's Children, by the author of the Wide, Wide
World.
Leila in England, by Ann Fraser Tytler.
How to Behave, by Mrs. Manners.
The Adventures of a Dog, bg Alfred Elwes.
Townsend's Illustrated'History of England.
French Books for young people, various, just opened, direct
from Paris.
English Books for young people, a supply daily expected
direct from London.
Drawing Books, Albums, and Illustrated Books, in great
variety .
Fine editions of standard authors in the English and French
languages, miniature editions for the pocket, as well as larger
volumes for the library shelves, some finely illustriied, others
nobly bound, many of them imported diret from London
and Parisby FRANCK TAYLOR.


WASHINGTON.
SLibert) and LUnloi. now end soresmr .1n And
Iftseparate, -

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1853.

CONGRESS.

Amongst the resolutions adopted in the SENATE
yesterday was one directing its Committee on In-
dian Affairs to consider the expediency of provid-.
ing for the appointment of a Commission to prepare
a code of laws for the government of the country
in possession of the various Indian tribes within
the limits of the United States. A resolution was
also adopted instituting an inquiry as to the practi-
cability of reducing the postage on letters to for-
eign countries. Many petitions were presented, in-
cluding one from the, Officers of the Army serving
in California asking for an increase of pay, and a
like petition from the Clerks in the various Depart-
ments of the Government in this city for a further
increase of their pay. Notices of intention to in-
troduce bills were given by various Senators. Mr.
SHIELDS, we are pleased to learn, intends again to
introduce his joint resolution authorizing the Pre-
sident to confer the title of Lieutenant General by
brevet for eminent services.
The HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES laid upon its
table the resolution proposing to purchase Mount
Vernon, which is equivalent to a rejection of the
proposition. A political discussion was commenced
in the same-body on a motion to refer the Presi-
dent's Message, which is likely to be continued for
several days, perhaps weeks. Mr. GERRITT SMITH,
of New York, made his debut in a speech approving
of Capt. Ingraham's course in regard to Martin
Koszta, and of Secretary Marcy's letter, in part;
but concluded by a general denunciation of Ameri-
can slavery. Mr. Smith's speech was listened to
with marked decorum, his previous fame having
excited public curiosity to hear him. Mr. PRESTON,
of Kentucky, replied in a calm and dispassionate
review of the positions taken by Mr. Smith, and
concluded in an eloquent and forcible appeal to him
to employ his highly cultivated intellect and rare
gifts more usefully than in the indulgence of a
mistaken philanthropy.

We see it announced that the distinguished vete-
ran Gen. WOOL is under orders for California, to
take command of the Pacific division of the army.
This is a distant service for an officer of forty years'
standing; but we presume that, in sending him to
it, the Government desires to give an earnest of its
determination to repress all aggressive expeditions
in that quarter against our Mexican neighbors, and
to enforce obedience to the laws on the Pacific as
well as op -the Atlantic coasts. Gen. WOOL'S ac-
tivity is not perceptibly impaired by time or long
service, and he will doubtless repair with willing
alacrity to the new and distant field of duty.

CESSION OF WEST FLORIDA.-The following pre-
amble and resolution were adopted on Wednesday
week by the House of Representatives of Alabama:
Whereas it is believed that the inhabitants of that por-
tion of the State of Florida residing west of the Chatta-
hoochee (Apalachicola) river, and known as West Flo-
rida," are anxious to have said territory attached to the
State of Alabama; and whereas it is believed that the
State of Florida will consent to the cession of said terri-
tory to this State; and whereas it is highly important to
the State of Alabama to acquire the same: Be it therefore
Resolved, That the Committee on Federal Relations be
instructed to take the subject under consideration, and
to take such steps, by bill or otherwise, as mnay be most
advisable and conducive to attain the end above contem-
plated."
The slip of territory referred to'is about one hun-
dred and sixty miles in length by fifty or sixty
miles in breadth, lying upon the Gulf of Mexico,
the shore of which, in the event of the cession be-
ing made, would become the southern boundary of
Alabama.

Among the eminent gentlemen drawn to the seat
of government at present by professional or official
business, we have been glad to observe the Hon.
JOHN McP. BERRIEN, of Georgia, looking in good
health.

THE CALIFORNIA FILIBUSTERS.
Letters from Mazatlan, published in late Mexican pa-
pers, contain additional intelligence relative to the cap-
ture of La Paz, in Lower California, by a band of Ameri-
can adventurers. The schooner Pablo y Virginia, which
had cleared from Loreto for La Paz, arrived at Mazatlan
about the 8th ultimo, and reported that when about to
enter the bay of La Paz a Uance approached and a letter
was handed to the captain from the consignees advising
him to depart without delay, as he was in danger of fall-
ing into the hands of a band of pirates who had just
taken possession of the town and imprisoned the Gover-
nor, in whose residence they had entrenche themselves,
and had seized all the shipping in the harbor. The Pablo
y Virginia put to sea, but was closely chased by the Ca.
rqline. She escaped, however, by her superior swiftness.
The Caroline meanwhile gave chase to another schooner
and captured it. On board of the latter was Col. RsnoL-
BnDO, recently appointed Governor of Lower California,
together with his staff and some twenty soldiers. So
that the expedition had begun its audacious enterprise
by securing the persons of both the former and present
Governor of the Department. The Mazatlan correspon-
dent adds that the adventurers had.pillaged provisions at
Cape St. Lucas, and had plundered a whaling vessel of
two barrels of brandy. On the 6th instant the English
steamer Virago, in compliance with the earnest request
of the authorities of Mazatlan, left for Guayamas, and
strong efforts were making to organize a force to march
towards Sonora and resist the invaders.

VmxOnIA LEGI5LATUUt.-A bill was reported in the
House of Delegates on Saturday increasing the capital
stock of the Manassas Gap Railroad $400,000, for the
purpose of completing the road to Harrisonburg; and a
bill increasing the capital stock of the Virginia Central
Railroad Company $1,600,000, to complete the road to
Covington. A resolution was adopted referring so much


of the Governor's message as relates to the purchase of
Mqunt Vernon to a special committee. It is said that
$200,000 is the sum asked by the proprietor for the estate
which embraces some three hundred acres.

SFRom AOAPULCO TO VeRA CRuz.-Under this heading
the Diario Official (of Mexico) publishes the following:
The improvements recently accomplished are sur-
prising in the new postal line established by Mr. Al-
bert C. Ramsey between Acapulco and Vera Cruz, and
extended by sea to San Francisco and New Orleans. The
distance from Acapulco to Vera Cruz, by way of Orisaba,
crossing the river Mazcala at Tlalcozititlan, and passing
through Tixtia de Guerero, is 162 leagues. This distance
is made by the couriers in less than three days, (from
sixty to seventy hours.) The couriers that relieve each
other are not more than five, two between Vera Cruz and
Puebla, and three from Puebla to Acapulco. A mail from
New ijrleans recently arrived by this route at San Fran-
cisco in twelve and a half days."

As a n*a was crossing the railroad track at Herkimer
oh Friday, in a double wagon, the freight train going
West came up, smashed the wagon to pieces, killed one
of the horses, and carried the man about one hundred
rods on the cow'cathesr without doing him any material
injury.


FURTHER FROM-MFl O.

Fao TuB Mw oIMAN8E aSe oF nIcINsaR 18.
Our files of Mexican papers received yesterday
thr..w additional light on the recent movement ter-
minnating in the assumption by President SANTA
ANNA of the title of." Captain General." It is be-
lieved that the office confers supreme dictatorial
powers, though the Mexican press never uses the
word "Dictator" in connexion with this new dig-
nity. It may he remembered that the plan of Ja-
lisco, as the revolution was termed, which placed
SANTA ASNNA at the head of the Government, was modified
by a project first started at Guanajuata, and immediately
after sanctioned by the authorities of the large and import-
ant city of Guadalajara. This modification consisted of
three essential points:
e1st. That the Presidential term should be continued so
long as SANTA ANNA should hold that the maintenance of
public order required it. 2d. That provision should be
made for the peaceable transfer of the Presidential au-
thority, in case of the unexpected death or disability of
the present incumbent. And, 3d. That the-title of Cap-
tain General of the Republic should be created and vested
in the person of the President.
This change in the plan of Jalisco, having been first ac-
cepted by Guadalajara, is styled by the Mexican journals
the "Act of Guadalajara." It was solemnly ratified in
that city on the 17th ultimo, in the shape of a preamble
followed by an act. The preamble states substantially
that the enemies of the Republic are continually engaged
in plots and designs against its integrity; that their
pretence of the non-fulfilment of the plan of Jalisco
is false and hypocritical; that their evident inten-
tion is to oppose and embarrass the Government, re-
producing the evils of previous administrations; that
the period assigned for the term of office of the existing
Government is too short to enable it to perfect all the re-
forms and improvements contemplated; that during the
brief administration of affairs under the present head im-
mense progress has been made in re-establishing public
order, tranquillity, and strength; that the constant threats
uttered by the adventurers of the United States require a
firm and powerful administration ; and that all the re-
spectable and useful classes of the Mexican people hold
in detestation any dismemberment and division of the
public authority.
For these reasons seventy-one citizens, at the head of
which we find the name of JosE MARIA De OaTEGA, Gov-
ernor and Commandant General of the department of
Jalisoo, drew up the subjoined articles and submitted
them to the public-authorities of the districts and depart-
ments of Mexico:
slet. It is declared that the term of one year desig-
nated by the Convention of the 6th February last, being
insufficient for the complete establishment of every branch
of the national administration, this term is prolonged as
long as may be necessary in the judgment of his excel-
lency the President of the Republic, Gen. Antonio Lopez
de Santa Anna.
"2d. With this object his excellency the President is
invested with the entire complement of powers which he
has hitherto exercised.
3d. With a view of providing for the death or any
moral or physical disability of the illustrious chief of the
nation, he is empowered to designate his successor, under
a sealed envelope, to be deposited in the bureau of the
Minister of Foreign Affairs, with the customary formali-
ties and guarantees.
"4th. Considering the numerous and. distinguished
merits and eminent services of his excellency the Presi-
dent, he is hereby proclaimed, notwithstanding his pre-
vious opposition to the measure, invested with the mili-
tary authority, designed for him alone, of CAPTAIN-
GENEnAL OF THE REPUBLIC, together with the honors and
dignities attached to this title, in conformity to the de-
cree of the llth April last, and with the modifications
therein expressed.
6th. A copy of the present manifesto shall be pre-
sented to the President of the Republic' by a special com-
mission, whose duty it shall be to congratulate him on
the spontaneous choice made by tle people, and to be-
seech him to accept it, as a legitimate tribute and just
homage to the constant, eminent, and distinguished ser-
vices he has renderedto the country."
Such in detail is the plan of Guadalajara, and it needs
but a superficial acquaintance with the present condition
of Mexico, and with the views And purposes of the Con-
servative party, to understand that the design contem-
plated is to bestow upou SANTA ANNA a life tenure of
power. Whether he will remain contented with the title
of Captain-General, or Wil l seek a still mere exalted and
sonorous appellation, the result is still the same. Vir-
tually his authority will be untrammelled and imperial.
Mexico seems to be proceeding by inevitable gradations
from anarchy to despotism, from the untutored rule of
the populace to the enlightened sway of a single mind.
She is a striking and melancholy example of the unfitness
of her people for the enjoyment of the sober and restrain-
ed government of a representative republic.
The papers announce the enthusiastic acceptance of the
various departments of the act of Guadalajara. 'Aguas
Calientes and Guanajuato, Leon, San Luis Potosi, Morelia,
Mexico, Puebla vied with each other in the promptitude
of their devotion. Puebla, not to be outdone, proposes
that SANTA ANNA should be entitled "Grand Elector of
Mexico, Grand Admiral, Marshal General of the Mexican
Armies, and Most Serene Highness." On the 1st Decem-
ber the capital itself formally accepted the "act of Gua-
dalajara." The event was celebrated by the ringing of
bells, the off-letting of fireworks, and all the evidences of
universal jubilee. I reply to-the committee sent to ap-
prise SANTA ANNA of the adhesion of the capital, he ex-
pressed his gratification at the act, considering it the
most grateful manifestation that his heart could receive,
and a reward for all the sacrifices and suffering he had
incurred in behalf of his country, &c. A proclamation
was forthwith issued requiring the inhabitants to illumi-
nate their dwellings during three successive days. In
the evening groups of persons paraded the streets, shout-
ing "Long live ANTONIO the First !"
The Trait d' Union says that the various "adhesions,"
together with the act itself, will be referred to the Coun-
cil of State. The decision of that body will be made
known in a few days.

FROM BUENOS AYRES AND'MONTEVIDEO.

The barque Argentine, which arrived at Salem on
Saturday, brings advices from Buenos Ayres to October
17 and from Montevideo to the 22d.
Dr. OnLIOAno had been chosen Governor. of the Pro-
vince of Buenos Ayrea for three years by the almost
unanimous vote of the Chambers, and had entered upon
the duties of his office, thus completing the permanent
organization of the Government. Dr. TORUES and Gen.
PAZ were appointed to offices in the Ministry, but both
declined and sent in their resignations, which had caused
considerable anxiety in the public mind. The city re-
mained tranquil.
Gen. UHQuIzA had announced to the foreign agents the
ratification of the navigation treaties by the Constituent
Congress assembled at Santa Fe, and at the same time
had given notice that the Islapd of Martin Garcia would
remain in the possession of Buenos Ayres.
The news from Montevideo is not important. The late
President remained on board a French man-of-war, and
had issued a protest against the movement that drove


him from office. The foreign agents had waited upon
the Provisional Government, but nothing is said of the
interview.

Surviving Soldiers of the War of 1812.
SW A meeting of such of the survivors as may be
within the District of Columbia, or convenient thereto, is
requested at the Caty Hall at 7 o'clock P. M. on Thurs-
day, the 22d instant, to take into their consideration the
objects of the proposed National Convention to be held in
the city of Philadelphia on the 8th of January next, and
to appoint delegates to represent said meeting on that
occasion. dt22d
CHRISTMAS PRESENTS.
PLEAsUtE AND PROITr, by Mrs. MANNERs.
AT HOME AND ABROAD, or Bow to Behave.
THs InLusTvkAM Boox or SONGS, for Children.
TWE Pzr BID, and other Stories, by Cousin ALic.
Four very pretty Gift Books, calculated to adorn the
heads sad gladden the hearts of good boys and girls. Pub-
lished by EVANS & BrJTTAx, the Joenile Booksellers of
New York, and on sale by TAYzot & MAURY, the young
Booksellers of Washington. i.. Q.


Selegmplli I: orreeponrnenf(.


Bostto, Duo. 20.-Dr. Josiah Flagg, the well-known
dentist, this morning jumped from the third story of his
house on Winter street, and was instantly killed. He was
probably insane, as he is said to haveabeen an enthusi-
astic believer in spirit rappings.
Fire at Philadelphia.
PaiLn.AmpiA, Dzo. 20.-A fire broke out this morn-
ing in.the rear of the Quincy Granite Building. No. 101
Chestnut street, above Third, the property .,f Messrs.
Swain, Abell & Simmons. It was totally destr,3ed, the
walls only being left standing. The fire commenced in
the basement, which was occupied as a kitchen of the re-
fectory in the front building. The first and second #to-
ries were occupied by Thos. White's bonnet manufaetory ;
the second and third story by George F. Lewis's copper-
plate manufactory.
Fire at Brooklyn.
Nw Yoax, Duo. 20.-The block of eight splendid dwel-
lings on Brooklyn Heights, called Colonnade Row, was
destroyed by fire this morning, The lo- is estimated at
$100,000. Also, a block of three frame dwellings on
Washington street, near Myrtle avenue.
Departure qf the Cydne, &c.
SPILADELPHIA, Dic. 20.-The sloop-of-war Cyane,
Capt. Hollins, sailed this morning for Navy Bay, in Cen-
tral America. N Y
Ne1 York Marskre.-
New YoRx, DEc. 20.-Flour is dull this morning, with
sales at $7 for State and $7 a $7.121 for Genese ; South-
ern is firm, with sales a i 7.121 a $7.25'; wheat is buoy-
ant, at 181 for Genesee while aud 163 for red Pennsylva-
nia. Corn: prices are lower, with sales at 81 for yellow
and 80 for mixed.
Baltimore Markets. ,
BALTIMOne, DuO. 20.-The flour market continues firm
at $6.60; rye flour $5.37; corn meal $3.68 a $3.76 to
$4; wheat sells at 143 a 147 ots. for red to 163 a 157 for
white; corn 58 a 61 for new yellow, white do. 64 a 57;
rye, Pa. 92 a 93; Md. and Va. 78 a 83; oats, Pa. 45,
Md. 40 a 42, Va. 88 a 41; whiskey 274 a 29.
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad share 66j a 671. a slight
advance. 0
Tobacco is firmer and in better demand.

MIZZOGRAPH LIKEEssES.-Mr. W TzKruusv, our cele-
brated and talented Daguerreotypist, hasjust introduced
the beautiful art of Mezzographing in this city.
It is purely an American invention, and should be pa-
tronised by all the admirers of fine arts. It possesses all
the truthfulness of the daguerreotype, without the so
much objected to mirror surface of the daguerreotype
plate, and when colored far surpasses the miniature in
correctness of outline and fineness of detail, and does not
exceed one-half the expense of a miniature on ivory, with
the same durability.
Mr. Whitehurst is furnishing them at about the usual
cost of the daguerreotype; but the value and utility of
this art is, that persons wishing a number can be furnish-
ed at about the cost of the finest lithograph.
Those wishing to patronise or take an interest in this
branch of the fine arts will please observe some beauti-
ful specimens at WITauasVT's Gallery, near Four-and-a-
half street, Pennsylvania avenue. *

W ANTED, by a Lady well qualified, a situation to
teach oil painting, water co.'"r., India ink, Pencil-
drawing, crayoning, and monochromatic.
Unexceptionable references can be given. Address Miss M.,
Box 132, Vergennes, Vermont. dec 21-dlw
W AN'I'ED, a Teacher to take charge of a school of
small boys, not exceeding ten, in the country, three
miles from Washington. Address W. H. D., at this office.
dec 21-dlw
Z D. GILMAN is des'r.,us ,u rcloe up his business for
the past year, and r-qdi0Au all %ho are indebted to
him, either by note, due bill, open aebount4 or for borrowed
money, to call and settle without further notice. Bills are
now ready. dec 1--t
N OT1CI OF RAFFLE, &c.-Owing to the great rush
at our store for Christmas and New N ear-presents dur-
ing the past week, but more especially on yesterday, we are
compelled to postpone our general Raffle for the Christmas
holidays until Friday next, at 4 o'clock P. M. This raffle
consists of 150 articles at $1 per chance. We have a few
more chances left. JOHN F. ELLIS,
dec 21- Penn. av., between 9th and 10th eta.
PERSONS about making Christmas presents will find at
my warehouse a handsome assortment of Arm-chairs, of
the latest and most approved style.
WM. McL. CRIPPS.-
P. S. For rent, an office on llth street, near Penn. avenue,
suitable for a lawyer.- dec 21-Stif
ORSES AND CARRIAGE FOR SAEU ar
of well-matched sprightly bay Horses, very gentle, V.
a new fashionable Carriage ail silver-plated ihari'-c, a:r,, qPW
offered for sale at a reasonable price, the presecL owner hev-
ing no further use for them. Inquire of
dec 21-eo3tif J. C. MoGUIRE, Auctioneer.
FURNISHED HOUSE or Rooms ftor Rent, very
pleasantly and conveniently located. For [rirtvr infir-
mation apply at Stationers' Hall, one dour eas of Irsing
House, between Ijth and 12th streets. dee 21 -eolw
FOR RENT, a small Dwelling House, containing five
fi rooms, on 9th street, near N street Apply at the store
of D. Hagerty. dec 21-eolt
EAL ESTATE AGENCY.-The subscriber pays
special attention to the sale and purchase of Real Estate
in this city or vicinity. Persons who wish to buy or sell will
find it to their interest to call on me. He also, as heretofore,
will buy and sell Land*Warrants or Scrip, neg-..tLea Loans,
give prompt attention to the Collection of Debts, as wellas
the prosecution of Claims before Congress or any of the De-
partments.
Office over Selden, Withers A Co.'s Bank, to whom he refer.
dec 21-eodlm JAMES J. MILLERS.
SANTED, a situation as Chambermaid and Laun-
dress, for an excellent girl from the North, in a gen-
teel private famUy.
Apply for three days on H street, third door east of Tenth,
between 10 and 12 M., dec 21-dSt
HANDSOME CHRISTMAS PRESENTS.-Some-
thing Substantial.-Call at H. L LNDSLEY'S, Penn-
sylvania avenue, between 9th and 10th streets, next door to
Galt A Brother's, and purchase a fine set of Knrives of very
superior quality, together with a set ot fine Albata PlatLed
Forks and Spoons. Such presents are appropriate and last-
ing. [Star] dec 21-2aw2w
ILVER-PLATED SPOONS AND FORKS.-I
have Just received a splendid assortment of the above
goods, made to order to prevent imposition, which I am sell-
ing as low as an inferior article is offered in the market.
Also on hand, a very select assortment of Ivory handled
Knives and Forks of every variety, 'at low prices.;
H, LINDSLET,
dec 21-2aw2w [Star] Pa. av., bet. :tth and 10th 514.
ACAHD.-All of our accounts will be rendered on orbte-
fore the 27th instant, and we respectfully request that
thleir respective amounts will be settled by cash before the lt
day of the new year. Customer' cannot imagine the plea-
sure we take in pleasing their wants; when their accounts arc
not paid on presentation it is both disagreeable to them aed
to us to be sending for the payment.
We have on hand a very large stock of Dress Silks, of all
kinds, which we will sell very cheap.
A large stock of French Mousseline Delaines, to be sold very
cheap.
A large lot of French Merinos, to be sold very cheap.
A large stock of various kinds of goods, too numerous to
mention, which we guaranty to sell cheaper'than can be had
elsewhere. HALL & BROTHER.
dec 21-3taw3wif [Union and Star]
1 PLENDIDLY ILLUSTRATED and richly bouud
Gift Books, Juvenile Books, Bibles, Catholic and
Episcopal Prayer Books, in the best and most beautiful orna-
mental binding.
Also, a splendid assortment of' Portfolios, Port Mounaies,
Writing Desks, Albums, ad every thing in the Fency Sta-
tionery line suitable for Christmas and New Year Presents,
for sale at JOE SHILLINGTON'S
Bookstore, Odeon Building, corner of 4j steet
dec 21-5tif [Sentinel] and Penn, avenue.
CARD MUSICAL.
PROF. J. E. SCHEEL respectfully informs ths musical
community of Washington and Georgetown that he is
fully prepared to attend
Private Parties, Soirees, &c.


He has made arrangements which ensure him a constant sup-
ply of all the most fashionable European and American
Music.
The Piano being the most fashionable instrument at pre-
sent used in Europe and the Northern cities on the above-
named occasions, Prof. ScHsEL will at all times be prepared,
personally, to preside at that instrument, and perform all the
most popular and fashionable Music of- the day, and trusts
that his past experience and endeavors to please will ensure
him the patronage of all lovers of good Music.
Any additional Instrumepts furnished if desired.
Orders may be left at his residence on 14th street, near F;
at the Music Storre o.f Mrs. Andere.n, Mr. Davis, andi Hilhu
A lIltz; or at ihe Conlcrionary Stores of Air. Oautier, Mr.
'Miller, and Mr. Boyle. Ueorgetown. d.'e 21-eo3t
By E. N. STRATTON, Auctioneer.
SPECIAL SALE OF ONE HUNDRED AND
fift) thousand Imported Cigars.-On Thursday
morning, December 22d, at 10 o'clock, at my Auction Rooms,
I.shall sell, without reserve, one hundred and fifty thousand
very superior imported Cigars, comprising the following
favorite brands: :
Londres, Principe, Havanas,Panteella
Cassadoree, Regaltas, &c.
The above invoice o(f Cigars is superior to any thing ever
offered in this market, and the trade are particularly .invited.
Terms: $30 aun under cash; over $30, thirty and sixty days
credit, for notes satisfactorily endorsed, bearing interest.
E. N. STRATTON,
de 21-2St (Sta) Auctioneer.











NEW YORK AD I'ERTISEMENTS.

From S. M. Pettengill & Co's Advertlis'irs House,
No. 122 Nassau street, New York.
WINDOW GLASS, PAINTS, &ec.
J. BAKtlR d BitOTHER, 142 Water street,
I l. Importers of French Window Glass, Ch-micais, Paints.
Ac. Also, Agents of American Window Glass, Glass Ware.
F HOPKINS & BROS. Importers of French
Window Glass, No. fl1 Barclay street, New York.
J H. POILLON & CO., Importers of French Win-
dow and Coach Glass, No. 34 Barclay street.
INDIA RUBBER GOODS.
R OGERS & WYCKOFF, 23, Courtlaidt street,
India Rubber Coats, Piano Covers, Clothes, Shoes, Life
Preservers, Congress Boots, Webbing, Ac..
-T E NRY DAVEN PORT, 86 John street, M0anufac-
turer and Dealer in every description of Goodyear's
Patent. Rubber Fabrics, Fancy Rubber Goods and Toys
VALENTINES FOR 1854.
HE AMERICAN VALENTIN E CO., N. Y., Thos.
M FaEe, il N asau street, agent, are now prepared to exe-
cute all orders for Valentines and Valentine Stationery, for
the approaching season. Dealers are requested to write im-
mediately for a Trade Circular containing all particulars.
T. Faua also solicits orders for Wood Engraving, and all
other kinds of Engraving and ArtistioWork in general.
Address THILOS. FRERE, 81 Nassau st. New York.
,1bRYt GOODS.
ILL BROTHERS, Importers of Embroideries,
White Goods, Ac., 89 Liberty street.
F COTTENET & CO., Importers of French and
Other European Goods, No. 48 Broad street.
EPSTEIN 4 HONIG, No. 153 Broadway, a few
doors from Liberty street, Importers of Laces, Embrol-
deries, Silks, Ac.
M rITCHELL A POTT, 45 Exchange Place, Im-
JL porters of British Dry Goods, Scotch and Irish Linens,
Dress Goods, Ac.
ORN, SCHLIEPER A HAARHAUS, Importers
of German and Belgian Broadcloths, Silks, Hosieries,
Ae., No. 50 Exchange Place.
CHUCHARDT, FROLIC A &aTHAUSEN,
SNos. 92 and 94 Liberty street, Importers of French,
Swiss, and German Silks, Ribands, Velvets, Vestings, Satins,
Serges, Ac. Woollens o6every description.
R A. A G. H. WITTHAUS, 51 Exchange Place,
SImporters of Men's Furnishing Goods, Tailor's and
adies' Trimmings, Tram Silk and Worsted.
S STRAHLHEIM A CO., 69 Broadway, Impor-
s ters of Lace, Millinery Goods, Embroideries, and Trim-
mings. ___________
C B. HATCH A CO., 97 William street, Importers
of Gentlemen's Furnishing Goods, and Manufacturers
of Shirts, Stocks, Ac.
THOMAS MUNROE, No. 3* Pine street, Colored
Cotton Goods, Silesias, Cambrics, Vest Paddings, Wig-
ans, Nankeens, Ac.
-I ROBINSON 'A CO., No. 187 Broadway, Im-
Importers and Jobbers, Lace Goods, Ribands, Silks,
Ebroideries, Hosiery, Gloves, Shawls, Small Wares, Ac.
REPIN A PAYEN, No. 241 Broadway, Impor-
ters and Manufacturers of French Linen Cambrics, Linen
Cambric Handkerchiefs, Laces, Embroideries, Ac., (own
manufacture.)
DAGUERREOTYPES.
J GURNEY, No. 349 Broadway,. the oldest and
s most extensive establishment in the United States.
ENGRAVERS.
W HITNEY, JOCELYN A ANNIN, Artists and
SEngravers oA Wood, Nos. 58 and 60 Fulton street..
Finest and best work done here.
EXPRESSES.
DWARDS# SANFORD A CO., Foreign Express,
No. 36 Broadway. Goods and packages forwarded to
and from all parts of the world. Agents in Washington,
Adams A Co. ______ ____
I. CO bMt TItV E NEEDLES and FANCY GOODS.
r t S. & EDWARD GILL, Importers of Fancy
J o.-od6, H.,iiry, Gloves, Laces, and Embroideries.
Agents wanted for their Locomotive Needles. No. 14 Day
street, New York.
GUNS AND SPORTING APPARATUS.
ENRY TOMES A CO., Agents for Westley Rich-
ards, of London, Importers of Guns andporting wares
-of every description, 291 Broadway. .
HOT AIR FURNACES, Ac.
dt CU LV' ER (Inventor and Patentee,) 52
Cliff ttr-ei. Manufacturerand Dealer, wholesale and re-
fII in Furnaces. Registers, Ventilators, Ranges, Ac.
OWLES A CO., 177 Grand street, Improved Hot
Air Furnaces, Ranges, Registers, Ventilators, Ac.
OGERS A WYCOFF, 23 Courtland street, India
SItluiber Cats, Piano Covers, Cloths, Shoes, Life Pre-
servers, Congress Boots, Webbing, Ac.
LIGHTNING RODS.
A M. QUIMBY A SONS, Dealers In Q.uimby's
AsL Improved Rods. Office 132 East 27th street, and 18
JNam&anu street.
LOOKING GLASS AND PICTURE FRAMES.
MI P. WHITLCK, Manufacturer, No 101 Canal
street, New York. Gildingln all its branches.
MACHINERY AND MACHINE TOOLS.
C IHENCK'S Machinery Depot, 62 Courtlandstreet,
Machinery, Machine Tools, and Woodsworth's Patent
Planing Machines.
T EONARD'S Machinery Depot, 109 Pearl and 60
jL Beaver streets. Machinists Tools from the best makers
in the country.
MARBLEIZED IRON AND WOOD.
NREUND A CO., Manulacturers of Ligneous Mar-
ble. Wareroom No. 5341 Broadway, Factory corner of
Certre and Franklin streets, fourth story, room No. 11.
N EEDLES. FISH HOOKS, and TACKLE, Ac.
THOM.S H. BATE, (late T. & T. H. Bate,) 103
Maiden Lane, Needles, Fish Hooks, Fishing Tackle, Ac.
S PAPER WAREHOUSE;
CVRUS W. FIELD A CO., 11 ClIff street, Import-
Sers and Wholesale Dealers in American, French, Ger-
man, and English Papers, and every description of Paper
Manufacturers' Materials.
PENCILS.
] EPOT FOR MONRIOE'S Celebrated Pencils.
Ship and House Carpenters, .Drawing and Writing,
abbr Penuils for Schools. THOS. MUNROE, 34 Pine st.

PERFUMERY AND FANCY SOAPS.
A A J. RAMSEY, (Manufacturers and Importers,)
31$ Greenwich street, of Lubin's, Prevost's, Gurlain's,
and other celebrated makers.
STATION ERt WARE-ROOMS--WHOLESALE.-
WM. A. WBaeLer A Co. No. 13 and 15 Park Bow, New
York city, Importers of Staple and Fancy Stationery. Deal-
ers in American papers of every description.

IGGINS A KELLOGG, No. 88 John street.
Wholesale Booksellers and Stationers, and Manufactu-
rers of all kinds of Blank Books.

SAFES.
E M. PATRICK, Defiance Salamander Sates,
(Gaylor's l'te'nt.j Depot 192 Pearl street, formerly
90 John street.
TOYS AND FANCY GOODS.
A LTHOF A AHLBORN, Nos. 59 and 61 Maiden
Lane, Importers of Toys and Fancy Goods.
CHARLIE W. L1LLIENDAHL, Importers of
German, French, and English Toys and Fancy Goods,
and Dealers in Fireworks, No. 49 Maiden Lane.
TILES FOR FLOORS AND CHIMNEY TOPS.
M ILLER, COATES A YOULE, No. 279 Pearl
street, Enreus',.: ri\se. Garnkirk Chimney Tops, Plumb-
er'e Mat.rals. Metal, &,.


W I LNDO)V'GLASS, PAINTS, Ac.
H 1 ,BAKER A BROTHER, 142 Water street,
Impuritrs uf French Window Glass, Chemicals, Paints,
C. lso, AgeN'ts lf 'tmrian NW'inl.jw Ula-i, Uja-% Ware, Ac,
. HOPKINS A BRO.'S, Importers of French
Window Glass, No. 61 Barclay street.

TOCK FOR SALE.-The, subscriber wishes to dis-
pose of some Corporation of Georgetown, D. C., stock, in-
terest si x per cent., payable quarterly or half-yearly.
J .I DSON MITCHELL,
nor 21--dlim O:.r(grl..n, D. C.
r 'H U lItroductiou of (1,lman's luastaueanouu Hair
1Dye to the public, rhii.h ebhurg ina m.,nmen, .anyeolored
hair i., a benuiifu)l and pjiermneiut bla.-' ,.r I-r.wn. has pro-
duced more h.ppioines in tle omm,,niify, ilrirving out of
nie the worthlese preparitiuine with li.'- tbis r.untry has
been fl.)oded for a few ear. part, than uny ineniii.ii that we
know of.-Portland Advertiser..
Z. D. GILMAN, Cbjtmit.cirv of Washington inventor and
sole proprietor. F.-,r s.Pi. y T.'BASTIANELLI A CO., Deal-
er, ia Fai .y Arti-.-e, Perfnimery. at,, and by Drugisi, und
H,,r-itres,-r, itiu h,'ui it we Uniled states .ic Iti-dim
R ( Ei H NTftble Lottage. uMitL its Furniture, oppo-
Site the Cuast Survey uatice, on N.?w ,.lr.-y sarut,.
s.nu 1i .I the Capito'. [ae throughout the houo,. and a good
supply of water in kit.:hen and bath-r.,om. The house 'uas
fturnurly uetupisd by eantor K;ing, ([ Alabama, and more
recently by J. B. Nortb Esq. Apply to
&loc i1-It [LUion] J. C. McGUIRE.


NEW YORK ADVERTISEMENTS.
From 8. M. Peuenytil & (o's AJvrtwiuW Howe,
No. 122 Nassau street, New York.

S SPIRITUAL BOOKSTORE A N D PUBLISHING
House, 3uu Broadway, Now York, have recently issued
the following Books. The annexed prices include postage:
SBritten's Review of Beecher's Report, 28 ets.
Discourses from the Spirit World, by Stephen Olin, late
President of the Wesleyan University at Middletown, through
R. P. Wilson, Methodist Clergyman, 75 ets.
Approaching Crisis, being a Review of Dr. Bushnell, by A.
J. Davis, 63 ets. I
Seeress of Provorst, concerning the Inner Life and a World
of Spirits, 44 ets.
Stilling's Puneumatology, illustrating Presentmente, Visions,
Apparitions, Ac., 91 ets.
Pilgrimage of Thomas Paine in the Spirit World, through
Rev. C. Hammond, Medium, 85 cts.
Reichenback's Dynamics of Magnetism, Electricity, Heat,
Light, Crystallization, Chemism, Ac., $1.20.
Celestial Telegraph, or Secrets of the Life to Comer reveal-
ed through Eighty Perceptions of Occupations and Conversa-
tions with Thirty-six Spirits, $1.19.
Shekinah, a splendid Spiritual Gift Book, elucidating the
nature and relations of Man, vital, mental, and spiritual Phe-
nomena, containing Portraits of Seers and Eminent Spiritual-
ists, Ac., $3.
.Present Age, or Inner Life, by A. J. Davis, $1.23.
Judge Edmonds on Spiritualism, 500 pages, $1.50.
Brittan and Richmond's Discussion of Spiritualism, 400
pages octavo, embodying the greatest number of Facts and
Arguments, lpro and con., on this subject, ever brought toge-
ther in one vol., $1.28.
Also, the'Spiritual Telegraph, the organ of Modern Spirit-
ualism, a weekly paper, $2 per year.
sep 26-3md PARTRIDGE A BRITTAN.

WOLFE'S SCHIEDAM AROMATIC SCHNAPPS
THE above named preparation has become extensively
known throughout the length and breadth of the United
States, and is universally admitted to be the most delightful,
healthful, invigorating, and pure preparation of the juniper
berry that science and a tong practice in the distillation and
preparation of pure liquors has ever succeeded in producing.
A long-established manufacturer and importer of liquors of
every description, the undersigned devoted himself to the
production of en article of pure Gin which should prove a
valuable agent in the cure of the manifold diseases which
afflict the human race, and for which Holland Gin has been
prescribed by the medical faculty for years. .At length hIis
efforts were crowned with success, at his extensive distillery
in Schiedam, Holland, from which place the purest Gin has
long been imported, and he was enabled to give to the world
his Schnapps, which, for 'pprity and entire freedom from the
pernicious fusel oil and all other noxious ingredients, and de-
lightful aromatic flavor, has never been equalled, and cannot
be excelled.
In order to protect himself from pecuniary loss at the hands
of cheats, impostors, and pirates, who weuld unquestionably
attempt to palm off a vile and spurious article upon the un-
suspecting community, and, like the wolf in sheep's clothing,
prey upon their very vitals, he resorted to the expedient of
importing and selling his Schnapps only in pint and quart
bottles.
These bottles are of glass, stamped with the name of the
manufacturer; are corked and sealed, and have printed labels
bearing the signature of UDOLPHO WOLFE upon them. They
are also inclosed in colored wrappers, also bearing his signa-
ture, in which form alone they can be obtained in cases, con-
taining two dozen bottles each.
Notwithstanding all these guards, unprincipled parties have
been found guilty of the unwarrantable and criminal practice
of buying up empty bottles, filling them with vile common gin,
which is the most pernicious poison with which a community
was ever cursed, and sends thousands to a wretched drunkard's
grave yearly.
It is only necessary, therefore, for those who purchase the
article by retail, or drink it at public places, to mark well the
appearance of the bottles from which they drink. Caution is
necessary.
The Schnapps have been introduced but about two years,
but in that brief time their virtues have been acknowledged
to an almost incredible extent, until it is a matter of some dif-
ficulty to keep up a supply adequate to the demand, so fast
are orders pouring in from every State and Territory in the
Union, from Maine to Oregon and California.
Determined that the virtues of the Schnapps should be
thoroughly substantiated by the most undeniable and unques-
tionable testimonials, circulars were dispatched to every regu-
lar member of the Medical Faculty and professional Chemist
whose name could be obtained, soliciting their acceptance of
a bottle of the Schnapps, with a view of enabling them to test
its medicinal qualities in their practice, and submit it to the
strictest chemical analysis in their laboratories.
Of the ten thousand physicians and chemists in the United
States, about four thousand accepted the offer. Upwards of
two thousand have promptly furnished their written enidorse-
ment that the article is all that is claimed for it, and in the
strongest language recommended its general use, not only as
a remedial agent, but a delightful, harmless, and pleasant
beverage. These voluntary endorsements are from gentlemen
ofunquestionable knowledge and the most perfect science.
Nor alone have practitioners and chemists furnished their
testimonials. The public press in almost every principal city
and town has boldly spoken in its favor in its editorial
columns.
The New York Medical Gazette and Journal of Health,
high authority, has repeatedly proclaimed its excellence. In
the July number of that Journal, Dr. Reese, its accomplished
editor, has publicly invited a i;.1;u..-..n upon the subject of
the use of alcoholic mixtures, medcr,.iy in his widely cir-
culating columns, and the views of the medical faculty in re-
ference to my Schnapps in particular, giving an assurance
that they should be spread before the public. Physicians,
therefore, who have not already complied with my request to
forward me tieir opinion as to its qualities, will oblige me by
doing so through the editor of the Medical Gazette.
Were it necessary to do more than simply state this fact,
which he who runs may read, this pamphlet could be increas-
ed to an indefinite length by the publication of these au-
thorities, all on file at the warerooms of the proprietor, in
New York.
It is not only as a remedial agent that the Schnapps are to
be recommended, but as a gentle and perfectly harmless stimu-
lant, which cannot be otherwise but healthful and invigorat-
ing, and may be indulged In with impunity by those of tem-
perate habits, without the slightest fear ofthe baneful, mourn-
ful, and horrible consequences of intoxication-that vice which
desolates the social hearth, entails misery upon countless thou-
sands, fills our hospitals, almshouses, and prisons, and even
furnishes the gallows with its deadly fruit.
In countries where pure wines and liquors can be had read-
ily, and for a mere trifle, they are freely used by all classes,
and drunkenness is hardly known-that vice to which the
couplet of the immortal poet so aptly applies :
"A monster of such hideous mien,
That to be hated, needs but to be seen."
Ware Wolfe's Schiedam Aromatic. Schnapps to be drank in
preference to all other distilled or fermented liquors, our Tem-
perance Societies would have less arduous lkbor toperform,
and Horace Greeley, Gough, Barnum, and the otherlearned,
eloquent, and devoted friends of total abstinence, would rarely
be called upon to ascend the rostrum, and cause thousands to
listen with "an attent ear" to the great and startling truths
they relate with such fervid and impassioned eloquence.
There need be no Maine Law to suppress intoxication.
As long as men and women will persist in drinking drug-
ged, adulterated, poisoned liquors, with which the country is
flooded, drunkenness and all its concomitant evils must exist.
We may well exclaim with Cassio-
Oh that a man will put an enemy into his mouth
To steal away his brains ."
In many districts of this country, particularly in the region
of the great western and southern rivers, the character of their
waters is such as to produce great disorganization of the sys-
tem, and frequently chronic disorders of an incurable charac-
ter, the enumeration and specification of which would be a
matter of supererogation to all those who reside in the dis-
tricts specified. When qualified with the Schnapps, the bane
is neutralized or destroyed. This fact has become generally
known at the South and West, and the Schnapps are used to
the extent of thousands of bottles daily. Their great recom-
mendation is their undeniable and well-established purity,
which can be proved by chemical aialyzation of the contents
of any and every bottle bearing the above enumerated evi-
dences of genuineness. The proprietor solicits the most rigid
tests, and defies any person or persons to prove to the con-
trary, or to produce an equally pure extract of the juniper
berry, or Holland Gin.
The public arc again reminded that Wolfe's Aromatic Schie-
dam Schnapps can only be procured in pint and quart bottles,
stamped, labelled, and corked, and in colored wrappers, with
the signature of the proprietor affixed; and that the retail
price has invariably been fifty cents for the pint and one dol-
lar fpr the quart bottles.
It can be obtained in small or unlimited quantities of the
proprietor and importer, and of all the principal druggists
throughout the United States. UDOLPHIO WOLFE,
Sole Importer and Proprietor,
dee 5--3mif Nos. 18 and 22 Beaver street, New York.

OLD THINGS HAVE PASSED AWAY.
The Three Tuns Hotel has been changed to the Co-
lumbia House, corner of Pratt andPaca Ets.,


BALTIMORE.
THE SUBSCRIBER respectfully informs the travelling
public that this House has been newly fitted up in mo-
dern style, and two stories added to it. Its accommodations
are equal toany house of the size, here or elsewhere. It can
accommodate from 250 to 300 guests. It is within a few min-
utes' walk of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Depo', on Cam-
den street, where its Porters will always be in readiness to
attend to those who may want a pleasant place to sojournr
while in the Monumental city.
Charges moderate, and all accommodations therbest the
market can afford. Call and see.
oct 11-3m T. B. ROBEY, Proprietor..
ARBLEIZED IRON MANTEL'. COLUMNS,
Table Tops, Ac.-The SI amnaud-r Murt-l Company
invite public attention to their Marbleized Iron as one of the
greatest discoveries of the age, and for which they received
the Gold Medal at the last Fair of the American Institute,
and the Medal at the Fair of the Metropolitan Mechanics'
Institute, held at Washington in February and March otthis
year.
This material, having a metallic basis, is more durable and
cheaper than Marble; its rcp-i.r 1t-ii.r. of precious Stones
and the choicest Marbles, in m..- thn sixty different varie-
ties, are ssect aori .urpassingly t..onfutul it i esprillo ', re-
1shiing a r-iatier degree ,f beat, and i .:ann: 'be Ilnjured by
ibe t..,i.o,,- aidd. .,r .il. SILAS C. .IERIN'0.
Firnantial and general buinrrsE deprni mcn, JOs. Ruirr,,
tr. whom all c.,)mmunioatinit may be sildroesed, at the Prin-
cipal Ware-ruoms, 813 Broadlway, New York.
sep 24-ilm


SCollector' Office, Wovember 7, 1653.'
NOTIqCE TO Dk;LINQUENT TAX-PAYERS.
Notice is hrerhbyiven to all persons who are indebted
to the Corporation on accuunt of taxes for the year 183, of
whatever description, that unless the same be paid on or be-
fore the 31ast day of Deoembwr nxZt ensuing, it will be the
duty of the undersigned to enforce the collection by adver-
'tisement sale of the property according to law.
R. J. ROCHE, Collector.
nov 8-3tawtd (Union, News,Star)
H OLY AY PRESENTS.-C. GAUTIER will open
on Monday, December 19th, a choice collection of the
most rare, novel, and beautiful Presents ever exhibited in
Washington, consisting of many elegant articles made in
Paris to his own order, to which he invites the examination
of the public. [Star] dee 16-6t,
3000 BUSHELS SHORTS and 1000 bushels
O U ShlpstulE-Expected to arrive in schooner Tele-
graph, at Georgetown, D. C., on Thursday, December 22d,
3,000 bushels Shorts and 1,000 bushels Shipstuff, which will be
sold at lowest market prices.
dec 19-d4t JAMES B. DAVIS.
Z RMAN' S CELEBRATED TOOTH WASH.-
This delicious article combines so many meritorious qua-
lities that it has now become a standard favorite with the ci-
tizens of New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. Dentists
prescribe it in their practice most successfully, and from every
source the most flattering laudations are awarded it.
Inflamed and bleeding gums are immediately benefited by
its use; its action upon them is mild, soothing, and effective.
It cleanses the teeth so thoroughly that they are made to rival
pearl in whiteness, and diffuses through the mouth such a de-
lightful freshness that the breath is rendered exquisitely
sweet. It disinfects all those, impurities which tend to pro-
duce decay, and, as a consequence, when these are removed
the teeth must always remain sound.
Prepared only by FRANCIS ZEaMAN, Druggist, Philadelphia,
and sold by W. H. GILMAN, Washington, and by all Drug-
gists atonly twenty-five cents a bottle, nov 7-d3m


Washington, December 6, 1853.
W E have 'associated ourselves under the name of
SWEENY, BESTORO & Co. to transact a general Exchange
and Banking Business in this city, and beg leave to offer our
services to the public. H. B. SWEENY,
W. C. BESTOR,
late cashier to Selden, Withers & Co.
JOHN L. DUFIEF,
SAMUEL FOWLER,
,TIMOTHY O'NEALE.
Banking:House adjoining the Bank of Washington.
dee 7-dtf
The New York Musical Review and Choral Advocate
S the cheapest and best Musical Paper in the world. This
Journal (which has heretofore been published monthly)
commences its fifth year in January next, and thenceforward
it will be published every two weeks-sn every other Thurs-
day; thereby giving more than twice as much matter without
any increase in price. Each number contains sixteen quarto
pages, four of which are new music, consisting of glees, hymn
tunes, chants, anthems, dedication and holyday pieces, and,
in short, every variety of music adapted to purposes of reli-
gious worship, to public occasions, and to the home circle; all
of which will be of a practical character, and such as can be
sung by persons of ordinary musical attainments. In the edi-
torial department of the Review are engaged (in addition to
Mr. Cady, the former editor) gentlemen of the highest talent
and ripest musical experience, among whom are George F.
Root, William B. Bradbury, Thomas Hastings, and Lowell
Mason; and its circle of correspondence, home and foreign, is
complete. The Review will also be a regular medium for the
announcement of new musical publications by all the leading
publishing houses in the Union. The subscription list of this
paper is now larger than that of any similar journal in the
world, and the new arrangements, rendering it the cheapest
as well as (it is hoped) the most valuable musical paper ever
published, must largely increase its already unparalleled cir-
culation.
TERMS : One dollar per annum, or six copies for five dollars,
always in advance.
The music alone in a volume would cost over five dollars in
the usual form.. Besides this, there will be an immense
amount of musical news, essays, criticism, instruction, Ac., all
for only one dollar! Every one feeling a particle of interest
in the cause of music will surely subscribe.
Specimen numbers sent on receipt of two letter postage
stamps. Address (always post-paid)
MASON BROTHERS,
dec 16-d3tw3t 23 Park Row, New York.
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR'S PRESENTS.
DOWNS A& HUTCHINSON have just received a hand-
some'assortment of Goods very suitable fior presents on the
approaching holidays. As they are prepared to sell at very
reduced prices, -the public will find it decidedly to their ad-
vantage to call and examine their stock before purchasing
elsewhere. We enumerate, in part, as follows, viz:
Ladies' and Gentlemen's Dressing Cases, Workboxes
Ladies' Travelling Companions, Sewing Birds
Fine Scissors, Bracelets, pearl and shell Jewelry Boxes
Hair Brushes of every description, Combs
Parlor Bells, Card Cases, Card Baskets, Portfolios
50 new kinds of Porte-monnaies
Pocket Knives, fine Razors, Shaving Cases, Guns
China Vases with Flowers
Perfumery, Oils, Extracts, Fancy Soaps
Small chests of Perfumery, Pomade
Portable Writing Desks, metalic inlaid Clocks, Ac.
Also, gold and silver Watches, gold Pencils
Lockets, Ear and Finger Rings, Bretetpins, Cuff Pins
Gold Chains, Keys, Shirt Studs, Charms, Ac.
Together with many other articles too numerous to mention.
DOWNS A HUTCHINSON,
Athenmum Building, Pa. av., bet. 4J and 8th sts.
nov 30-3taw2wAd2w [Star and News]
OLYDAY PRESENTS.-SuperIor Gold Watch-
es, Rich Jewelry, Silver and Sllverplated Ware
Iancy Goods, &eAc.-The undersigned respectfully invites
the attention'of tlke citizens of Washington to his handsome
and well-selected stock of above-named Goods, comprising-
Ladies' and Gentlemen's Gold and Silver Watches of
every variety and style, from the best London, Liver-
pool, and Geneva factories
Rich Jewelry in sets and by the single piece
Gold Chains, Seals, Lockets
Set and Plain Gold Rings
Ear-rings, Bracelets, Brooches, Cuff-pins, Ac.
Handsome silver Tea Sets, Pitchers, Cups, Ladles
Table, Dessert, and Tea Spoons
Forks, Napkin Rings, Ac., all of his own manufacture.
ALSO--
A large and excellent assortment of Silver Plated ware and
Fancy Goods. All of which he pledges himself to sell at
prices which cannot fail to be satisfactory.
SAMUEL LEWIS,
Pennsylvania avenue, between 12th and 13th streets.
dec l -d2w [Star]
T lIE ROAD TO HEALTH.-HOLLOWAY'S PILLS
Cure of a Disordered Liver and Digestion.
Copy of a Letter from R. I. Kirkus, Chemist, 7 Prescott
street, Liverpool, dated6th June, 1851.
To Professsor HOLLOWAY.
Sir: Your Pills and Ointment have stood the highest on
our sale list of Proprietary Medicines for some years. A cus-
tomer, to whom I can refer for any inquiries, desires me to let
you know the particulars of her case. She had been troubled
for years with a disordered liver and bad digestion. On *.he
last occasion, however, the virulence of the attack was io
alarming, and the inflammation set in so severely, that doubts
wore entertained of her not being able to bear up'ander it;
fortunately she was induced to try ysur Pills, and she informs
me that, after the first and each succeeding dose, she had
great relief. She continued to take them, and, although she
used only three boxes, she is now in the enjoyment of perfect
health. I could have sent you many more cases, but the
above, from the severity of the attack, and the speedy cut'e, I
think, speaks much in favor of your astonishing Pills.
R. W. KIRKUS.
AN EXTRAORDINARY CURE OF RHEUMATIC FEVER, IN VAN
DIEMAN'S LAND.
Cop of a Letter inserted in the llobart Town Courier of the
1st March, 1861, by Major J. Welch.
Margaret McConnigan, nineteen years of age, residing at
New Town, had been suffering from a violent rheumatic fever
for upwards of two months, which bad entirely deprived her
of the use of her limbs. During this period she was under the
care of the most eminent medical men in Hobart Town, and
by them her case was considered hopeless. A friend pre-
vailed upon her to try Holloway's celebrated Pills, which she
consented to do, and in an incredibly short space of time they
effected a perfect cure.
CURE OF A PAIN AND TIGHTNESS IN THE CHEST AND STOMACa
OF A PERSON 84 YEARS OF AOE.
From Messrs. Thew S on, Proprietors of the Lynn Adver-
tiser, who can vouch for the following statement.-August
2, 1851.
To Professor HOLLOWAY.
Sir: I desire to bear testimony to the good effects of Hollo-
way's Pills. For some years 1 suffered severely from a pain
and tightness in the stomach, which was also accompanied by
a shortness of breath, that prevented me from walking about.
I am eighty-four years of age, and, notwithstanding my ad-
vanced state of life, these Pills. -have so relieved me that I am
desirous that others should be made acquainted with their vir-
tues. I am now rendered by their means comparatively
active, and can take exercise without inconvenience or pain,
which I could not do before. HENRY COE,
North street, Lynn, Norfolk.
These celebrated Pills are wonderfully' efilcacious in the fol-
lowing complaints :
Ague FemaleIrregularities Scrofula, or King's
Asthma Fevers of all kindew Evil
Bilious Complaints Fits Sore Throat
Blotches on the Skin Gout Stone and Gravel
Bowel Complaints Headache Secondary Symp-
Colies Indigestion toms
Constipation of the Inflammation Tic Douloureux
Bowelsa Jaundice Tumors
Consumption Liver Complaints U'eers
Debility Lumbago Venereal Affections
Dropsy Pile Worms ou all kinds
Dysentery Rheumatism Weakness, from
Erysipelas Retention of Urine whatever cause, Ac.
Sold at the establishment of Professor H.,LL.IWaT, 244
Strand, (near T,.mpla Bar, Lond.in,) and by all respectable
Druggists and Dealers in Mei''iri-s throiught..,t the British
Empire. and of i.hi,- .,f the 'nited Sietes. in 6n:.s, at 313
r,-ii,. 7, mots, aod $1.50 each. Wh,.lesile pb the principal
Drug houses in the UnBoi, end ly Mier.. A. I1. & D. SAsns.
New York. CHS. STOTT A CO.
Agents for the Dis:ntt 0if Columbia.
There is a considerable seeing by taking the largest izes.
N. B. Directions lor ihb guidance of patient ir every dis-
order awe affixed to each box. jen 12-ly


TIB DAILY NATIONAL ERA.
W ASaiUNGON, D. a V. :.*
G BALmayT, EDITO AMD PaoPetasroa.
T HE DAILY NATIONAL ERA wail be issued, of a size
nearly that of the Washington Union, on the 2d day of
January, 1854, and daily thereafter until the let of Septem-
ber, &1854, (or longer should Congress continue in session,) at
five dollars for that period.
Its character will be the same as that of the National Era,
published in this city for the last seven years, with this addi-
tion, that it will contain larger reports of the proceedings of
Congress, which will reappear in the Weekly.
The extensive subscription of the Weekly, which, during
the year about to close, has reached the number of twenty-
eight thousand, must make it an eligible medium for ad-
vertisers.
The creed and policy of the paper may be summed up in
one word, Democracy, which will be enforced in relation to
Slavery and all other political questions.
Unlike political papers generally, the cause- of Literature
will receive in the columns of the DAILY ERA the same mt-
tention which it has always commanded in the Weekly.
As but sixteen days intervene between this and the 2d of
January, it is important that subscriptions be forwarded at
once.
Payment in advance will be invariably required.
dee 20-3td -Gi. BAILEY.
GEORGETOWN FEMALE SEMINARY,
Georgetown, D, C.
HIS Institution is now in operation. A few more pupils
can be admitted into the family.
Terms for boarding pupils $200 per session of 10 months,
payable half-yearly in advance. French, Music, Drawing,
Ac. extra.
Day pupils from $5 to $10 per quarter, in advance.
Catalogues can be had on application to thePrincipal.
WILLIAM J. CLARK,
oct 29-dtJanl Principal.
LAW AND CLAIM AGENCY OVFICit.
AT WASHINGTON CITY.
C1HARLES K. SHERMAN, Attorney at Law, respectfully
,C tenders his professional services to the public. He will
give prompt and careful attention to any legal business con-
tided .to his care in any of the Courts of this District. He will
giv.- the same attention to the prosecution of claims against
the Government before any of the Departments or Congre ss
In cases of magnitude or difficulty he will be assisted by his
father, CMARLSS E. SIERMAN, Esq., of this city. Office on
Louisiana avenue near Sixth street. may 81-1ly


BALIE PEYTON & WILLIAM DIJER,
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law,
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.
dec 14-6m
JOHN HITZ,
General Mining Agent.
Address Box 196, Washington, D. dec 7-3md
J IMEIERE, Professor of the French, Spanish, and
German Languages, at Mr. Robinson's, on D street
between 9th and 10th streets, oct 7-tf
ONTGOMERY BLAIR, Attorney at Law, will
practice in the several Courts holden in Washington.
if.-..- on 4. street, first door from Pennsylvania avenue, in
Morfit's building, nov 3-eo3m
A YOUNG LADY, well educated and qualified to
instruct in English branches, in French, Music, Draw-
ing, and Painting, desires a place as Teacher.
She is permitted to say that reference or application may
be made to Hon. GEOROE CHIPMAN, of the State Department,
or to Hon. JAMES MEACHAM, of the House of Representatives.
dec 13-2w
NkOTICE.-The subscriber, intending to change his busi-
ness between this and the coming February, offers for
sale a lot of choice Goods, which will be sold for cash at re-
duced prices; they consist of-
Sugars and Teas, of different kinds and grades
Fruits, Sirups, Essences, Florida and Bay Water
Spices of all kinds, Sperm, Adamantine, and Tallow
Candles
Toilet and rosin Soap, Starch, Blue
Cheese, Butter, Lard, Flour, Buckwheat
Brooms, Buckets, Brushes, Baskets, Mats, Demijohns
Bordeaux and Nice Oil, Whale, refined Winter Oil
SPickles, Sauces, Flavorings, Cord, Twins, A&c.
With some store Fixtures.
It is confidently hoped that all accounts will be closed by
the 1st January next. JO. RADCLIFF,
dec 17-dtlJ Odd Fellows' Hall, 7th street.
FOR CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR PRE-
seits go to JOHN F. ELLIS'S, on Pennsylvania ave-
nue, between 9th and 10th streets, where you will find-
Work Baskets, Work Boxes, Puff Boxes
Papier Mache Goods, Writing Desks
Sketch Books, Children's Games, Toilet Articles
Grace Hoops, Battledores, Mantel Ornaments
Canes, Card Baskets I
Card Cases of pearl, shell, and paper mache
Porte-monnaies, Portfolios, Cigar Cases
Frigtsaving. Oil Paintings
E ,r,.-, i'. .r handkerchiefs, Tricopherous, Hair Oil
Perfumery, Shaving Brushes and Boxes, Razors, Knives
Guitars, Violins, Flutes, Accordeons, Banjos, Tambo-
rines
All kinds of Musical Merchandise, fancy and staple Sta-
tionery, &c.
All of which we are determined to run off during the holy-
days at unprecedented low prices. Remember, at
JOHN F. ELLIS'S
Penn. avenue, between 9th and 10th streets. -
dec 19-6td
AGENCY AT WASHINGTON.
TO CLAIMANTS.-FRANCIS A. DICKINS.continues
to undertake the agency of claims before Congress and
other branches of the Government, including commissioners
under treaties, and the various public offices. lie will attend
to pre-emption and other land claims, the procuring of patents
for the public lands, and the confirmation by Congress of
grants and claims to lands; claims for property lost in or taken
for the service of the United States; property destroyed by
the Indians, or while in the possession of the United States;
invalid, revolutionary, navy, widows', and half-pay pensions;
claims for Revolutionary services, whether for commutation,
half-pay, or. bounty lands, as well those against the State of
Virginia as the United States; all claims growing out of con-
tracts with the Government, for damages sustained in conse-
quence of the action or conduct of the Government; and, in-
deed, any business before Congress or the Public Offices which
may require the aid of en agent or attorney. His charges will
be moderate, and depending upon the amount of the claim and
the extent of the service.
Mr. F. A. DIcKiBs is known to most of those who have been
in Congress within the last few years, or who have occupied
any public attention at Washington.
His office is on Fifteenth street, opposite ti the Treasury
Department, and next door to the Bank of the Metropolis.
All Iltters most be postpaid, dec 14-dtf
GUENCY AT WASHINGT'ON.-JAM1S IH. CAUS-
TEN, (late of Baltimore,) having made this city his
permanent residence, will undertake, with his accustomed zeal
and diligence, the settlement of claims generally; and more
particularly claims before Congress, against the United States,
or the several Departments thereof, and before any Board of
Commissioners that may be raised for the adjustment of spo-
liation or other claims. He has now in charge the entire class
arising out of French spoliations prior to the year 1800; with
reference to which, in addition to a mass of documents and
proofs in his possession, he has access to those in the archives
of the Government.
Claimants and pensioners on the navy fund, Ac., bounty
lands, return duties, Ac. Ac. and those requiring life insurance,
can have their business pr.,j1.iVy attended to by letter, (post
paid,) and thus relieve :*J. ,.-li".. from an expensive and in-
convenient personal attendance.
Having obtained a commission of Notary Public, he is pre-
pared to furnish legalized copies of any required public docu-
ments or other papers. He has been so long engaged in the
duties of an agent, that it can only be necessary agw to say
that economy and prompt attention shall be extended te all
business confided to his care; and that, to enable him to ren-
der his services and facilities more efficacious, he has become
familiar with all the forms of office.
Off/ice on F street, near the new Treasury Building.
feb 25-
EW BRICK MACHINE, now In successful ope-
ration in Baltimore -It is so simple that any intel-
ligent negro can learn to manage it in two or three days. You
have merely toi shovel clay into a box and attach a horse to
the sweep. The machine tempers the clay and moulds the
bricks in the most perfect manner, such as the most expert
eneed hand can scarcely equal. When burnt they are Sound
to be stronger and more solid than those made ia the usual
way, because the clay is worked stiffer under the pressure of
the screw than it is possible to mould by hand. For a machine
driven by steam, the clay is taken direct from the bank and
passed through a pulverizer, which removes the stone and pre-
pares it for the soak pit. Supposing the clay at hand, nine
men and three boys will mould 1,500 bricks per hour. Price
$500. A five mould machine, worked by a horse, with four
men and four boys, will make 1,000 bricks per hour. Price
$300. A four mould, with the same force, will make 800
bricks per hour. Price $250. Obtained gold medal from the
Maryland Institute, 1852; premium from the Maryland Agri-
cultural Society, 1853.
For further particulars, in a pamphlet containing full in-
structions on Brick Burning, address
dec 12-eo6t FRANCIS H. SMITH, Baltimore.
Ul'BLIC SALE OF LARGO.-I will offer at public
Sale on the first Tuesday of February, 1854, that valua-
ble farm called LARGO, lying in the forest of Prince
George's County, Maryland, adjoining the lands of Mrs.
Mary.Beall, Dr. Crawford, G. Berry, and Dr. Lee; contain-
ing 256A acres, according to plat. It contains 40 acres in
meadow and 50 acres in heavy timber. It is presumed that
any person desirous to purchase will view the premises. The
lines will be shown to any person by Mr. Washington Beall.
I Sale will take place at Mrs. Beall's.
WASHINGTON BERRY,
dec 6--wts Administrator.
f HIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE that the subscriber hath
obtained from the Orhiyii' Ceurt .f Weihinglri .iuntt",
in the District ofC.,lumbiu, hsttrrilf s,iminitlralisn tin tie per-
sonal estate of Elizabeth McGarveylate of Washington county,
deceased. All persons having claims against the sa~d deceas-
ed are h. reiby warned to exhibit the saein. with-the voui-b.
er' thb'r>ol, i0 the euhiertibrr, ..n or bel'ure the '.Ylh day o' De-
cembcr ivt ; they may oitherwe by lai bhe excluded from all
benefits 'i the ,sid t-siate.
Given under my hand this 12th cay ol December. ld53.
WM. R. WOODWARD,
dec IS-w3t Administrator.
SCHOOL BOOKS of every description, for sale cheap
by FRANK TAYLOR.


Taos. R. SBuT LvKU LiA. Lv In. R,0~r.
SUTER, LEA & CO.'S
Stock Exchange and Banking Officee,
Corner of Pennsylvania avenue and 14th street, Washington.
dee I--4m
R. 0. SnUNrAi. B. L. Bw Mr.
SKINNMER & SMYTH,
Importers A Dealers In Brandies, Wines, Cigars, Ac.
88 Chamber street, New York.
dee 3---aw4w ,
JOHN W. McKIM,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law.
Office on Indiana avenue, opposite th. east wing of the City
dec 3-eoly Hall, Washington.
H UNT A DONALDSON, Dentists, Pennsylvania
avenue, between 9th and 10th streets, Washing-
ton, D. C., are prepared to perform all operations in every
branch of Dental Practice in such a manner as to insure sa-
tisfaction.
The former gives his whole attention to the operative, the
latter to the mechanical department.
Manufacturing, as they do, ARTIFICIAL TEETH from the
crude material, they are enabled to supply any case with teeth
and gums of any shape, color, or shade.
An examination of teeth and gums of their manufacture is
invited, nov 29-eotf
F OR RENT, a handsome new three-story brick
IHouso, containing nine fine large rooms, cellar, Ac.,
situated on Seventh street west, between M and N streets
north, being the healthiest part of the city, with superior
water. Rent to a punctual tenant $250 per year. Also for
rent, a fine Store and Dwelling, on the same square, rent$225.
Inquire of Wx. MARSHALL, New Jersey avenue south, Capitol
Hill, or of DowNs A HUTCHINSON, Auctioneers, Pennsylvania
avenue. dec 17-3t
OFFICIAL.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT, DECEMBER 1, 18563.
The time limited by the undermentioned notices of this
Department of the 30th July and 22d August last, for the
purchase of stocks of the United States, is hereby ex-
tended to the 1st January next. But it is to be observed
that, in addition to the usual assignment, the holder must
distinctly assign the interest on the same now made up
at the Treasury, or transmit the semi-annual coupons, as
the case may be. In default of this latter assignment
or transmission, the premium 'and one day's interest
(less interest from time of redemption to 1st of'January)
only will be paid.
To afford an opportunity to distant holders to avail of
this notice, the Department will consider stocks mailed
at any time prior to the said 1st January as entitled to
its benefits. JAMES GUTHRIE,
Secretary of the Treasury.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT, OCTOBER 8, 1858.
OTICE is hereby given to the holderasofthe six per
N cent. stocks of the loan authorized bytheactof April15,
1842, and redeemable 31st December, 1862, and also to the
holders of the six per cent. stocks of the loan authorized by
the act of July, 1846, redeemablew12th November, 1856, that
this Department is prepared to purchase, at any time between
the date hereof and the first day of December next, to the
extent of two millions of said stock, in the manner and on
the terms hereinafter mentioned, to wit:
In case of any contingent competition within the amount
stated, preference will be given in order of time in which the
said stocks of either kind may be offered. The certificates,
duly assigned to the United States, must be transmitted to
this Department, upon the receipt whereof a price will be
paid compounded of the following particulars:
slet. The par value or amount specified in each certificate.
2d. A premium of 16 per cent. on the stocks of 1842, re-
deemable in 1862, or a premium (as the case may be) of eight
and a half per cent. on the stocks of 1846, redeemable in
1856.
3d. Interest on the par of the certificate from the 1st of
July, 1853, to the date of receipt and settlement at the Trea-
sury, with the allowance (for the money to reach the owner)
of one day's interest in addition.
Payment for said stocks will be made in drafts of the Trea-
surer of the United States on the Assistant Treasurer at Bos-
ton, New York, or Philadelphia, as the parties may direct.
JAMES GUTHRIE, Secretary of the Treasury.

TREASURr DEPARTMENT, OCTOBER 8, 1853.
Notice is hereby given to the holders of the six per
cent. stocks of the United States of the loan authorized by the
act of 28th January, 1847, and redeemable the 31st of Decem-
ber, 1867, and of the loan authorized by the act of 31st March,
1848, and redeemable 30th June, 1868, that this Department
is prepared to purchase, at any time between the date hereof
and the 1st day of December next, to the extent of the sum
of five millions of dollars of the said stocks, in the manner
and on the terms hereinafter mentioned, to wit:
In case of any contingent competition within the amount
stated, preference will be given in the order of time in which
the said stocks may be offered. The certificates, duly as-
signed to the United States, must be transmitted to this De-
partment, upon the receipt whereof a price will be paid com-
pounded of the following particulars:
1. The par value or amount specified in each certificate.
2. A premium on said amount of twenty-one per cent.
3. Interest on the par of the certificate from the 1st of July,
1853, to the date of receipt and settlement at the Treasury,
with the allowance (for the money to reach the owner) of one
day's interest in addition.
Payment for said stocks will be made in drafts of the Trea-
surer of the United States on the Assistant Treasurer at Bos-
ton, New York, or Philadelphia, as the parties may indicate,
JAMES GUTHRIE, Secretary of the Treasury.
dec 2-tJan 1
NIALTIMORE LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY .
No. 15 SOUTH s TRBET.
JOHN I. DONALDSON, PaRESIDENr.
'THIS COMPANY proposes to insure lives for one or
more years, or for life, at the aEDnucE rates specified in
the ili *i r i .able, being as low i ..,f ; to the assured and
to 't.- .,**'* lany would justify; n1,1. 11i.,.' rates the assured
enjoys the benefit of an immediate in lieu of aprospective and
uncertain bonus. He risks neither his policy nor t e premium
tkat he has paid.
Insurance on Lives on every Hlundred Dollars.
Age. One year. Seven years. For life.
20 ................87...............87 .... 94........4 .......... 1.64
25.................97.....7 ............1.07........ ........ 1.09
35 ...............1.25...................1.37...................2.53
45...............1.65..................1.78...... ......... 4.17
60................3.46.................4.34.......... 6.68
Intermediate ages at proportionate rates, and these premi-
ums may be made payable annually, semi-annually, or quar-
terly, at the option of the assured.
Buys and selails Annuities.
Sells Endowments for children.
Makes Contracts in which life or the interest of money is in-
volved. HENRY F. THOMPSON, Secretary.
CHARLES W. PAIRO, Agent for the Baltimore Life In-
surance Company, would call public attention to the reduced
rates of premium now charged. All Premiums or Policies in
the District to be paid at his office, corner of F and 15th streets,
where applications for new policies can be made.
mar "-tf
Office of Army Clothing and Equipage,
Philadelphia, November 16, 1853.
SEALED PROPOSALS will be received at this office, until
10 o'clock A. M. of the 31st day of December next, for
furnishing by contract the following Army Supplies and Ma-
terials, deliverable a! the United States Clothing and Equip-
age Depot, Schuylkill Arsenal, in quantities as required, viz:
20,000 yards 6 -4 dark blue (indigo dyed) twilled cloth, weigh-
ing 21 oz. per yard.
60Q,000 yards 6-4 sky blue (indigo dyed) twilled cloth, weigh-
ing 22 oz. per yard.
10,000 army blankets, wool, grey, (with the letters U. S. in
black, four inches long, in the centre,) to be seven
feet long and five feet wide; each blanket to weigh
five pounds.
50,000 yards flannel, cotton and wool.
85,000 do i Canton flannel.
75,000 do i unbleached drilling.
28,000 do I do do
100,000 do cotton duck, 28 inches wide, weighing 141 os.
15,000 do do 33 do do 9. oz.
18,000 do do 281 do ts 10 or,
18,000 do do 30 do do 221 o0.
10,000 do do 30i do do 151 oz.
10,000 do do 24 do do 121 or.
4,000 dozen pairs wove half stockings, 3 sires, weighing 3
ibs. per doz.
Blue flannel for lining great coats. ..
Worsted sashes, crimson.
Drums, complete, artillery and infantry.
Collins's axes.


Spades.
Tin canteens, to hold three pints.
Bunting, red, white, and blue.
Tent poles and pins, sets, for hospital, wall, and common
tents.
Brass spurs, prs.
All of which must be of domestic manufacture, and conform
in all respects to the standard patterns sealed in this office.
Samples will be sent by mail, with any additional informa-
ion upon the subject which may be desired by manufacturers
wishing to offer proposals.
Ten per cent. of the amount of ..,eh dI'liv.. ry wi 11 be retain-
ed until the contract shall be c..m]t'tiid, whic- i to be for-
feited to the United States in ease of defalcation on the part
of the contractor in fulfilling the terms and stipulations of the
contract. About one-half efethese supplies will be required
on or before the first of July next, and payments will be made
\for them as soon as the next appropriation by Congress of
funds for this branch of the service is available; the remain-
der will be paid for on delivery.
The privilege is reserved of increasing by one-third the
quantity of all the sUpplies above mentioned.
.Contracts will be based upon acepted proposals, for the
fulfilment of which two or more securities will be required.
Bids are desired only from manufacturers or regular dealers
In the article proposed to be furnishedeend nDne wil be re-
spei.it .)r ci.nelIdred from any one wh.o is n.,A kn.,an as a
mianufaeturer or regular dealer in >h. desired supplies which
fa.t or the resrre mutdi be uieintCtly stated in the bids offer.
ed, as wrll as th nsme i ind adlrass a ol the persons intended
to be proposed a. mecurities.in case a contract is obtained.
Letter, c.intainng proposals should be endorsed Propo-
sals lor Arjny Supplies."
Addressed to G. H. CROSMAN,
nov 21-3tawt3l1Deo Maj. and Quartermaster U. S. A.


NOTICE 0 0lMULIJQUENT TAX PATMRU
Collector'sOUce, December 14, 1865.
OTI02 IS HEREBY GIVBN that the list or delinquent
properly Is in course of preparation, and will be com-
pleted and published om or about the l1st of January, 1854.
All persons interested are earnestly requested to come for-
ward and (by paying) relieve the undersigned from the un-.
pleasant duty of enforcing the collecuon. and themselves from
the onerous additional expense attending an advertisement.
R. J. ROCHEB, Collector.
dec 15---dtJanl [(Unionu,NewsA&Starl
M MODERN LANGUAGES.-D.E.- ROUX, a native
lof France, Teacher of Modern Languages, especially
French, Spanish, and German. Translations made with oor-
retiness and punctuality. Professor of Numesmaties, fur the
classification and explanation of medals and coins.
Pennsylvania avenue, south side, between 6th and 7th
streets, opposite Brown's Hotel.
Furnished Rooms to rent at that place.
nov 24-eolm
P ISTOLS! PISTOLS I PISTOLS I-I have constant-
ly on hand a splendid assortment of--
Colt's and Allen's five and six-barrel Revolvers
Allen's self-cocking Pistols
Rifle, Saloon, Double and Single-barrel, and Pocket
Pistols in great variety
Which I will sell to customers on most accommodating
terms.
Persons are solicited to examine my stock before purchas-
ing, as it is most complete, and I can offer as' reasonable
terms as any house in the city. JOHN W. BADEN.
South side Pennsylvania avenue, near 6th street.
oct 10-eotJan 1
TOVES, STOVES, STOVES I-F. Y. NAYLOR, Cop-
per, Tin, Sheet-iron, and Stove Manufacturer, south side
Pennsylvania avenue, near Third street, invites the attention
of all who are in want of Stqves to one of the moat extensive
assortments of the latest and improved styles. They comprise
Furnaces, Grates, and Cooking Stoves, of the most approved
patterns, including the celebrated Kisterbock Cooking Stove,
fancy Parlor and Hall Stoves for coal or wood, as also the Sa-
ratoga Radiator, adapted either for the parlor or hall,, whieh
he offers for sale at the lowest market prices.
Also, manufacturer.and dealer in Tin, Copper, and Sheet-
iron Ware, made of the best materials and workmanship. An
excellent assortment of culinary articles always onhand.
Roofing, Guttering, Spouting, Ac. executed by experienced
workmen, and repairs neatly done.
Sole agent for WnsLurn's Improved Patent Coffee Roaster.
sep 26-3meod
ARBLE MANTELS.-MARBLE WORKS.-
The subscriber begs leave to inform his friends and the
public that he has increased his stock of Marble Mantels, com-
prising Sienna, Broekedelia, Spanish, Egyptian vein, Italian,
and black Marble, richly carved and plain, of the best quality,
newest style, and superior finish, which he offers for sale low
for cash. Also, Marble Monuments, Tombs, and Headstone
Slabs; Eastern Marble far Window sills, lintels, steps, and
platforms; Marble tile, counter, and table-tops; soapetohe,
calcined plaster, $2.75 per barrel.
Also, on hand a large lot of Connecticut Brown Stone, New
York Flags and Steps, suitable for building purposes. He in-
vites the attention of builders and others to his stock, and will
endeavo' to give satisfaction to all who tay favor him with
.their orders. WM. RUTHERFORD,
july 25-3tai8m on E street, between 12th and 13th.
REGULAR LINE. .

Mew York, Alexandria, Washington,and Georgetown
0 PACKETS.
Schr. FAIRFAX - C. Penfield, Master.
Do EMPIRE Rufus Knapp do
Do STATESMAN - J. D. Cathell do
Do WASHINGTON - J. Keudrick do
Do SENATOR - W. Kirby do
Do HAMILTON - A. Dayton do
Do ARLINGTON H. Lewis. do
Do ARCTIC - - -George Wilson do
The aove packets having resumed their weekly trips, ship-
pers are notified that one of them will positively clear from
New York on every Saturday, (or oftener if necessary,) and
that this punctuality may be depended upon during the year,
until interrupted by ice.
STURGES, CLEARMAN A CO.,
110 Wall street, New York.
S. SHINN A SON, Alexandria.
mar 4-lv F. A A. H. DODGE, Georgetown. -
ORANGE AND ALEXANDRIA RAILROAD.
CHANGE OF HOURS.
N and after Thursday, October 6,1853, daily trainlis (Sun-
days excepted) will be run over this road, agreeably to
the following arrangement:
A train for Warrenton and intermediate points will
leave the Station, corner of Duke and IT.:ory itrects, Alex-
andria, at ii o'clock A. M.; arrives at 11 ri.'i. .ek A.M.
Returning will leave Warrenton at a quarter past 1 o'clock
P. M., arriving in Alexandria at a quarter before 4 P. M.
A train from Culpeper to Alexandria and intermediate
points will leave Culpeper at.71 o'clock A. M., arriving in
Alexandria at 10 o'clock A. M.
Returning will leave Alexandria at 1I o'clock P. M., arriving
in Culpeper at 4* o'clock.
A daily stage is running between Gordonsville and OCl-
peper, in connexion with the Cars on this and the Virginia
Central Roads.
THROUGH TICKETS.
To Gordonsville....................................... $4 150
To Staunton............................... ................ 7 50
To Lynchburg............................................ 7 00
To Winchester............... ............. 4 00
Per order. W.. BROCKETT,
oct 4-tf Agent.
GREAT THROUGH LINE TO THE WEST.
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, tirom Baltimore to
Wheeling, and connecting these with the large,
new,.and splendid Steamers of the Union Line on
the Ohio, and the Stages to Zanesvlile, 4;c.
THIS EXPEDITIOUS LINE being now
thoroughly completed, by the late finishing of
the Great Board Tree Tunnel, and the road being
in excellent order, the earnest attention of tra-
vellers is confidently directed to its superior advantages and
low fares. The scenery upon this read is of the most stupen-
doeus and attractive character.
The Express Mail Train leaves Baltimore daily at 7 P. M.,
and runs directly through to Wheeling (380 miles) in 18 cr19
hours, including all stoppages, arriving there at 2 or S P. M.
next day; or, passengers leaving Baltimore at 8 A. M. may
lay over for lodging in Cumberland, (1T9 miles;) and proceed
thence to Wheeling In the morning.
To connect with these trains, the oars leave Washington at
8 A. M. and S P.. M. daily meeting the eare fr.m Baltimore
at the Washington Juncin, (better klsi.wn as the Relay
housee) 9 miles from Baltimore.
At Wheeling the seven unrivalled Steamers of the Unioa
Line, which have just been completed for this route, form a
daily connexion with the oars, and convey passengers down
the Ohio to Cincinnati and Louisville, wheN, the Stagee flr
Nashville, &e., or the St. Louis and New Orleans Packets,,may
be taken by these going further on.
Passengers for Columbus (or who prefer the lanu route to
Cincinnati) and other parts of Ohio and the West may alse
proceed direct from Wheeling in the Ohio Stage Company's
excellent coaches over the best part of the NatJi,,tel Road to
Zanesville, Ac., and titence by railroad.
Passengers for Wellsville and Cleveland by steamboat and
railroad will also find this a most agreeable route, there being
a regular and speedy connexion at Wheeling to and from
these places.
fS~ Baggage cheeked through fr,,o Washington to Wheel-
ng, and no charge for transfer ofp,."einger ,:,r hegggsg.
Fare by through ticket (with the right 1.t lite 'er 0n3 where
on the route,) from Washington to Wheeling $1.1.0; to Cin-
cinnati, $11; to Louisville, $12.
Tickets to be had of Mr. PAsOss, Agent. at tla Railroad
Station, Washington, and of the other AgentD. tf the Com-
pany. W*I PARKKR,
may 10-dtf General SutIprintendent.
]-- FOR BALTIMORE.
The Steamer OCEOLA will, on the 251h of Sep-
tember, commence running regularly tu the
above place, leaving Washington every Sunday
at 7 A. M.; returning, leave Baltimire every Tuesday at .
o'clock P. M.
She will touch going and returning at Leonardtown, St.
Mary's river, and Cone river, and at the usual landings on the
Potomac for signals or to land.
Passrge iid ireigLt at lh- uimual rely. *
s,. .l-it L ir AS. M iTCHlEEL Captmin
W.%HINEUTOMN RANCH RAILROAD.

Il'rams ruto as foUuws"
Leave daily, except Sunday, at 6 and 8 A. M., 31, and 5
P.M.
On Sunday at 8 A. M. and 5 P. M.
The Train at 5 P. M. is Express, and steps only at Annapo-
lis Junction and Relay; the others at all way stations.
Trains at 8 A. M. and 31 P. M. connect with Annapolis.
Trains at 8 A. M; and i P. M. connect West.
Trains at 6 and 8 A. M. and 5 P. M. connes t KEae


Fare from Washington "o BahIuinore..................... $1 25
Do do do and return......... 1 0
Do do Annapolis.................... 1 32-
Do do do and return......... 1 50
The round trip tickets must in all cases be pr.,.ired at the
office. sn1 are good f.'r the day upon wbi,'-h they are issued.
.ulv It--tf T. H. PARS)NS, Agent.
pill IH LI1tNI %IERtN iN dd IFRT W AasHINItT4N
Fare. round ttlip, 61. From Alexandria 75 cents.
Arritviwj' in Paishi'nid at 3 o'trock I. M.R
I The Steamer GEUIJR]E WASHINGTON will
fi lr make three trips a week, on MNIldays, Wednes-
days, and Fridays. leaving Washington at 9
and Alexandria at 9i o'clock A. M.
Cueches lesve ihe Capitol for the Boat at 81 "'clack A.M.
;oa, h fare lU cents. Persons wihing the eiC.ahes t 10 call for
hem will leave their names with lie,. A Thus. Parker & Co.
3ilreabmuents to be had or. beard the boat.
JOB CORSON,
mar 17-ThSATu Captain.
ALb;.ANlAANtANDAU WAmUItNUruN eHOA1.

The THOMAS COLLYER will leave the regu.
lar steamboat wharf. 'he coach leaves the
Capitol at 7,9, 101, 12, 21, and 4 o'clock.
Leaves Aluexandria at 7, 9. 1il, 12j, 21, and 4 o'clock.
Leaves Wasiogton at 8, 9f, I I', I f, and 4j o'clock.
The George Washington and Coilyer can be had for Plea-
sure Trips; also for towing.
dee 19-6t SAM'L CIEDNEY, CaptalE.