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VOL. V.I SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 1856. 1 N 2.
THE SOCTH.WLSTERN is published weekly at TnRac
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ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of ONE DOL
LAn PERL sQUARE for the first insertion, and FIFTY
CENrs for each subsequent one. TEM LINES, or less,
constitute a square. Liberal deductions made to those
who advertise by the year.
J. P. BENJAMIN,
A TTORNEY AT LAW, No. 49 Canal street,
New Orleans. Will also practice in tlheadpreme
court of the United States, Washington.
TTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
Custom-house street, New Orleans.
TTORNEY AT LAW. and commissioner to
A take testimony for Alabama, Georgia, Tennes
see, Kentucky. Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania,Mas
sachusetts, Mississippi, Arkansas, and every other
State in the Union, corner of Camp and Common
streets, (opposite tte City Hotel,) NewOrleans.
JOIM HALN-. EDWIN W RODO J. 5, PUTNAM.
HALL, RODD & PUTNAM,
Cotton and Saugar Factors,
No 8 Customhouse street, between Chartres and Old
Levee, New Orleans.
IVE their undivided attention to the sale of the
above articles consigned to them, and to the pur
chase of pliatation supplies, bagging, rople, etc. octlO
THOMAS L. WHITE,
No. 105 CANAL STREET, (second door below the
Mechanics' and Traders' Bank,) New Orleans,
Bookseller d& Stationer,
LAW, Medical, Miscellaneous and School Books,
Writing Paper, viz: cap, letter and note. Wrap
ping paper of various qualities; quills, steel pens,ink,
and a general assortment of BLANK Books. Country
merchants and teachers are requested to call and ex
mine the stock. j26-ly
P DR. GUSTINE'S OFFICE
For the Treatment of Diseases of the EYE and
Imperfections of Vision, No.135 ST. CHARLES STREET,
opposite Lafayette Squarg, New Orleans. All surgi
cal operations upon the Eye attended to. Such as
Cataract, Squtinring, the insertion of Artificial Eyes,
etc., etc. jn 1. 1i56i
J, West, ractical Dentist,
112 ST. CHARLES STREET, near the cor
ner of Poydras, would respectfully in
form ladies and gentlemen visiting New
Orleans that he performs all operations on the teeth,
in a most skillful and satisfactory manner.
The superiority of J. W.'s Artificial Teeth above all
others, have beet'long well known and appreciated by
hundreds who are enrjoying the benefits ofthem. Per
sons desirous of availing themselves of siuch, would do
well to call and examine his specimens.
Dental depot for the sale of Teeth,Foil,Instruments,
etc. Office and residence 112 St. Charles street,near
the corner of Povdras. febl. 1856
CARPENTER AND BUILDER,
No. 169 Camp street, corner of birod,
C-ISTERNS of all sizes constantly on hand. Sash,
Doors, Blinds, etc.. made to order. ap25
TIRRELL & BATES,
L Manufcturers and Wholesale i)eslers in -g
BOOTS, SHOES AND HATS,
No. 9 AMagazina street, New Orleans.
Manufactory, at South Weymouth, Mase. march 12
CYRUS FLINT. J. I. JONLS
C. FLINT & JONES,
Wholesale and retail dealers in
Chairs, feathers, moss and hair mattresses,curled hair,
hair cloth, v nish, etc., Nos. 46 and 48 Royal street,
New Orleans. nov 9. 1855
NEW FURNITURE STORE.
Nos. 171 and 173 CANAL STREET, NRw ORLEANS.
1 THE undersigned having opened
a large and splendid assortment
of New Furniture, is
prepared.to supply the trade and families on the most
liberal terms. This being the ONLY ENTIRE NEW STOCK
in the city, purchasers will find it to their advantage
to call and examine the goods and learn the prices
before purchasing elsewhere. Will keep constantly
on hand Mahogany and Walnut
Armotres, 1 Centre Tables,
Chairs, Sofa do
Sofas, Card do
Tete-.-tetes, Extension do
Easy Chairs, Washstands,
Secretaries, Book Cases,
Feathers, Looking-Glasses, spring, hairland moss mat
tresses, together with a great variety of avery article
usually found in a furniture warehouse.
oct24 CHAS. A. STEWART.
IL Nos. 43, 45 and 48 Bienville street,
KEEPS constantly on hand a .
large assortment of Fnrnti
ture,such as mahogany and
Armoires, Centre Tables,
Chairs, Sofa do
Sofas, Card do
Tete-.-tetes, Extension Tables,
Easy chairs, Washstands,
Secretaries, Book Cases,
Feathers, looking-glasses, spring, hair and moss mat
tresses, etc. D. KELHAM.
New Orleans, April 9, 1856.
Drugs, Medicines, &c.
THE subscriber having recently been supplied with
a large and fresh stock of Drugs, Medicines,
Chemicals, Perfumery, etc., would respectfully notify
all country merchants, planters and physicians that
every thing in my line will be sold at very small ad
vance for cash, or city acceptances. Below are a few
of the articles on hand:
900 ozs sulph: quinine, 300 lbs pow'd rhubarb,
100 " sulph: morphine, 200 lbs ipecac,
100 " strychnine, 500 lbs senna,
100 n" itrate silver, .2000 lbs gum arabic,
15 bbls refi'd camphor, 600 lbs tartaric acid,
100 kegs sup: carb: soda, 300 lbs blue mass,
10 bbls cream tartar, 300 lbs calomel, E.aA.,
20 bbls epsom salts, 1000 lbs indigo,
20 bblscopperas, 2.000 lbs madder,
15 bbls castor oil, 50 lbs chloroform,
20 bhls linseed oil, 20 gross seid'z powders,
20 hbls sp: turpentine, 20 " yeast
20 bbls alcohol, 25 " soda
40 kegs salt petre, 40 gross sugar lemons.
2000 bxs druggists' glassware, patent medicines, per.
fumery, medicine chests, instruments, etc., etc.
G. N. MORISON, Wholesale Druggist,
dec27, 1854 12 Magazine st., New Orleans.
118 Canal street, between Royal and Bourbon,
rTHE undersigned having completed his arrange
1 ments for the manufactory of
on a very large scale, takes pleasure in informing his
country ftiends and the southern planters generally.
that he is now prepared to supply them at the shortest
Ready-Made Negro Clothing
of the best material, and cut to fit each individual, at
as low prices as articles ofilnferior quality of northern
manufacture. P. A. HEBRARD,
Wholesale and retail Dry Goods Store,
118 Canal, between Royal and Bourbon sts.
New Orleans, April 2, 1856.
,EA are agents for the above favorite
Ploughs, and have now on hand a
large supply, For sale by
jan23 E. & B. JACOBS.
500 Hall and Spear Ploughs, just
received per steamer Runaway.
feb22 OGLERBY & GRISWOLD.
F ANCY AND WHITE DRILLING-A fine as
sortment, just received and for sale hvy
march26 G. M. LEVY & Co.
AFRICAN CAYENNE-Fresh African Cayenne
Pepper, for sale at WM. BALL's Drte-store.
(UUININE-.Pure and fresh, just received and for
sale at T. H. MORRIS' drug store.
HOT-Ofasosrted sizes, patent wading, etc., for
sal at MORRIS' DPrag.stars,
. a II1 1 !i ii
New Orleans & Texas U. S. Mail Line.
Every Sunday and Thursday.
LOUISIANA. Captain W. H. Talbot.
MEXICO, " John Lawless.
PERSEVERANCE, Capt. Henry Place.
CHARLES MORGAN, Capt. J. Y. Lawless.
One of the above new and magnificent steamships will
leave for Galveston, Indianola and Matagorda Bay
every Sunday and Thursday, at 8 o'clock, A. m., punc
For freightor passage, (having elegant accommo
dations,)apply to HARRIS & MORGAN,
Foot of Julia street, opposite steamship landing.
nov 15, 1855.
W. A. BROADWELL & Co.,
(Successors to A. J. Wright & Co.,)
FCOMMISSION MERCHANTS, No. 120 Gravier
. street, New Orleans.
We shall give special attention to executing orders
for family and plantation supplies, and to the collection
and remittance of money.
In pursuing a strictly commission business, we have
adopted the policy of accepting no bills, furnishing all
our accommodations by direct cash advances.
As we receive BAGGIN. and ROPE direct from the
manufactories, we shall have pleasure in supplying
planters without charge of commission for purchasing.
We are agents for Griswold's Improved Cotton Gins,
which are delivered free of charge, and fully guarantied,
at $3 50 4' saw.
The services of Mr. A. J. WRIGHT will be given to
the interests of the house. decl12
wM. P.CONVRSE-. T. t. CONVERSE. W. P. CONVERSE, JR.
CONVERSE & Co.,
And dealers in Western Produce,
Corner of Fulton and Canal streets, and
corner of Common and New Levee streets,
(Opposite the Steamboat Landing,] NEW ORLEANs.
i'AVE constantly for sale on the most accommo
I. dating terms, a large stock of TEAs, WINES and
GRCCERIES generally; together with every description
of Western Produce. January 4, 1856-lyis
NEW CARPET STORE,
58 CAMPe STREET, NEw OtRLeANs. 58
Sil HE undersigned would inform the public, that
I they are now receiving from London and New
York their new assortment of all kinds of Carpetines,
OCil Cloths, Hugs, Mats, Window Shades, Cornices,
Curtain Bands, Mattings, together with every articio
belonging to their line.
We receive direct from the English manufactories.
the late elegant patterns of Velvets, Brussels and Ta
pestry, and would especially invite the attention of the
ladies to our stock of velvets and Brussels, selected
by our London house from the latest of the celebrated
fabrics of John Crossly & Sons, Halifax, England.
Having greatly enlarged our store, we are fully pre
pared to meet the wishes of our customers.
Oar prices will be found low.
Every article purchased is guarantied to be what re
prer:ented at the time of sale.
L. ELKIN & Co., 58 Camtp street.
New Orieans, April 2, 1856.
H. P. BUCKLEY,
(Late Yaung & Co.,)
B Camp street, New Orleans,
Watchmaker, Jeweller & Silversmith,
a Ihnp,)rter of fine Watches for la- -
dies and gentlemen, of the most
celelbrated makers of England and Switzerland, made
to his own order expressly in heavy cases (gold and
silver,) and warranted standard fineness.
Ladies' chatelaines and neck chains;
Gent's guard, fob and vest chains, seals, keys, etc.
Finger rings, ear-rings, breast-pins, cuff-pins, etc.
Diamond pins and rings,
Spectacles for every age, in gold, silver, steel and
tortoise shell frames;
Silverware, warranted pure as coin, consisting of ta
ble, tea and dessert spoons;
Silver table and desert forks, ladieielhutter knives,
mustard and salt spoons, sugar tongs, etc.
Plated TI are, consisting of castors, candlesticks,
hating been always engaged in the mechanical part
of the business, all watches sentt for repairs will have
the strictest persoual attention; and having every facil
ity lor making any portion of a watch, he will be ena
bled to work on very reasonable terms.
ll.- Jewelry tnadtJo order and repaired. Diamonds
reset in the latest style. Canes tmounted in gold and
silver. nov 15. lI5-,
-House IursajishiaaAr Isouosi,
[\W holesale and Retnil
Nos. 73 & 75 CAMP STREET, NEW ORLEANS.
DETERMINED to reduce our stock of Goods.
we will hereafter sell at Lower Prhces
than has ever before been offered in this
city. Those in want of the following articles will do
well to call:
Queemsware, Glass and China Ware;
Rich China Vases and
Fine Silver-Plated Ware.
Far or and Hall Lamps and Girondoles;
Rich Tea Trays and Waiters, in sets or single;
Fine Table Cutlery, and
Enameled and Hollow-Ware;
Britannia, Planished Tin and Japanned Ware;
WVooden and Willow Ware;
Feather Dusters, Brushes, of all kinds;
Paper Hangings and Borders;
Door Mats; . :
Window Cornishes, Cords and Tassels;
Curtain Bands and Curtain Pins, etc.
HEATH & MILLER,
Successors to Miller. Harris & Waldo.
Beeves & Son's, Osborne's.
TJ ST received a large stock of the above COLons, in
cakes and in mahoganynnd rosewood boxes.with
lock and key. Also, German Colors, in cakes and
bos es, a fine assortment.
Oil colors, in tubs---English and American;
Canvases for Portraits in frames of 8xl0to42x56
Canvas in rolls, from 36 to 66 inches wide;
Strechers for canvases, of all sizes;
400 doz fine sable and camel hair pencils:
160 " paint and varnish brushes, all sizes;
80 packages gold and silver leaf;
00 bundles of duck metal---white and yellow;
Tin foil. in sheets and books;
Tinsel of all the usual colors.
i.fY French and American PAPER HANGINGs.
Doors, Window Sash and Blinds, of all sizes and des
cription. for sale cheap.
...... WINDOW GL.SS, &c......
5)00 bxs American Window Glass. all sizes;
700 do English and French, from 810 to 33x65
300 lights fine Plate Glass;
120 bxs double thick American,from 8xl0 to 20x30
1000 lights colored glass;
-00 Glazier Diamonds;
500 hIrdles glazier tins;
10 tone White Lead, in 25 to 700 Ib kegs;
5000 canisters and kegs colored paints, in 4 oz to
100 lb packages;
2500 lbs'fine French Green, dry and ground in oil;
lIO00 bbls Whiting anti Paris White,ofmy own man
ufadture, fire dried.
Paint Mills of all sizes and every article usually kept;
in a general Paint, Oil and Color Store, will foiund at
nov 2, 1855 98 Canal street, New Orleans.
CORNER OF DELORD & FOUCHER STREETS,
Is prepared to turnish verticaland hor
izontal Steam Engines, Sugar Mills,
Vacuum Pans, Sugar Kettles, Clarifi
ers, Filters, steam and horse power
Draining Machines, Saw Mills, Gin
Geering, Iron Columns and Fronts for
buildings Furnace Mouths,Grate Bars,
etc., and all machinery required for the South.
They respecrfully call the particular attention df the
plarnters of Louisiana and the adjoining States to their
styl.ý of Steam Engines, Sugar Mills, Vaccuum Pans
and Draining W h e e l s, which for strength, durabil
ity and convenience, have not been excelled.
New Orleans. February A. 1P56.
YkilaIa. Saddlery ,Warefnoune.
[Sign or the Golden Horse Head.]
No. 6 Magazine, near Canal street,
MAGEE & KNEASS,
Dealers in Saddlery, Harness and
Trunks, Leather Materials and Find
ings for saddlers. coach, trunk and shoemakers. Sad
dlery, Hardware, Whips, Tin Ware and Brushes.
MILITARY GOODS AND TRIMMINGS.
We are agents for the sale of India Rubber Packing
for steajm.oints and boilers, belting for machinery and
other articles. -Peacock and Carey PLOUGHS, on
commission.. Regalias and Jewels for the Masonic,
L.O.O.F. and S. of T. orders. Prices as low as any
other houwe . dec 21,1855
SENMON SYRUP, Essence of Ginger, Nutmegs,
J Cloves. etc., for sale at WM. B. MILLER'S
PAPER AND STATIONERY WAREHOUSE,
Nos. 53 and 55 Common street, New Orleans.
E. R. STEVENS & Co.,
INV1TE the attention of merchants and others vis
iting New Orleans, to their extensive stock of
Printing, Writing and Wrapping Papers,
BLANK BOOKS, PLAYING CARDS, INKS, kc.,
which for variety and extent cannot be surpassed by
any other house, and are offered at the lowest prices.
6000 reams Printing Paper, of all sizes used;
4000 -- Foolscap do ruled and plain,
5000 - Letter do do do
10,000 -- Fancy Note do do
3500 -- Straw and rag Wrapping Paper,all izes
1500 - Hardware and bag do do
2000 - Manilla do do
1000 gross Playing Cards, all qualities;
500 boxes Black Writing Ink;
1000 dozen Webster's Spelling Books;
500 - McGaffy's Readers;
500 -- Webster's Dictionary,
400 - Walker's do
500 Family Quarto Bibles, common and fine.
ALso-A large assortment of full and half-bound
BLANK BOOKS, consisting of record books, day
books, journals, ledgers, writing books, etc.
Copying Presses, Envelopes, and Stationery of every
Wade & Butcher's pocket Cutlery, Razors and Scis
sors, of direct importation, at very low prices.
17 BLANK BOOKS MADE AND RULED TO OaDEs, of any
pattern. april 25
. J. D, DAMERON & Co.,
26 Chartres and 27 Customhouse street, New Orleans,
HAVE constantly on hand a large and choice as
sortment of Velvet Wilton Tapestry Carpeting;
Brussels Tapestry Carpeting;
Three-ply and Ingrain do
Matting, rugs, baizes, door mats;
Stair and hall Carpeting, etc.
Floor Oil Cloth,
from 3 feet to24 feet wide, which we cut to suitpny
size room or a.ll
Together with window cornices, curtain pins, trans
parent window blinds, etc. april9!
JED'H. WATIRMAN. CHAS. M. WATERMAN.
J. WATERMAN & BROTHER,
Corner of Common and Magazine streets, New Orleans.
HAvE on hand and are daily
receiving by foreign and
domestic arrivals, a gene
ral assortment of articles, comprising in part as follows:
Hardware, Cutlery, &c.
Tron, Steel, Nails, Rope,
Axes, Chains, Scythes, a
Carpenter's Tools, complete,
Cooper's Tools, complete,
Anvils, Vices, Bellows, *
Stock and Dies, Screwplates,
Plouglhs, Hay Cutt, rs, Corn Shellers.
Mill, Cross-cut and Pit Saws,
Ox Yokes, Bows, Singletrees,
Corn Mills. Cob Crushers
Hoes, Haines, Shovels and Spades,
Andirons, Fenders, Shovels and Tongs,
Copper and.Iron Coal Ilods,
Single and double barrel Guns,
CoffeB Ileclas, Chafing Dishes,
Chinese Gongs, Iron Bedsteads.
Britannia and Plated Ware.
Meat Cutters, Sausage Stuffers,
! Stock Kettles, Port ablie Forges.
nov 15, 1855 Seines. Fishing Tackle. etc etc.
For Summer and Fall Trade, 1856.
WM. B. MILLER,
W h:oleale and R,,t:,il
DRUGGIST AND BOOKSELLER,
TEXAS STREET, SIIREVEPORT,
Is now receiving and opening a
large and FRESI stock, recently
purchased from Manufacturers
and Importers, in New York and
Philadelphia, particular uattention
has been paid to making the as
sortnment as complete as possible, and to the selt.etiot l
of Pure Drags, which can be recomutended and acant
ANrtIED to my patrons. The following list comprises
a few of the articles on hand and to arrive:
700 ozs Pao'.rs &'W eight- 2000 lbs sup: curb: soda
man's Quinine 1000 lbs coperas
225 ounces Rosengarten's 350 Mls sal: soda
Quinine 500 lbs Epsom salts
250 ts sualts of morphine 800 lbs rcull sulphur
150 lbs Powers & Weight- 850 lbs flour sulphur
man's chloroform 400 gallons alcohol
150btls Powers&Weight- 150 do castor oil
man's strychnine 320 do lard oti
75 btls Powers& Weight- 400 do linseed oil
man's precipt ext bark 150 do varnish
20 lbs iodide potassium 200 do train oil
125 lbts best EaA calomel 8000 lbs pure and extra
125 lbs do do blue mass white lead
200 tlbs spts: nitre dule: 2 00 lbs putty in bladders
200 lbs aqua ammonia 10010 lbs Spanish whiting
50 Ibs Turkey opiutm 100 books of gold leaf
- 60 lbsblisteringointment 6 gross paint brushes
450 Its cream tartar, pure 800 Its assorted soap
10 gross Scotch & Mac- 600 lbs star candles
caboy snuff 1 4 gross Ky mustard
600 bxs asst window glass 250 lbs chrome and Par
200 gross bottles, phials is green
and jars, assorted 10 reams sand paper
250 doz assorted liniments 25 gross lucifer matches
300 doz do vermifuge I 100 lbs potash
300 do spts turpentine 500 lis saleratus
150 gross assorted patent medicines, embracing Jaynes
Radway's, McLane's, Bull's, Wright's Louden's Mof
Iat's, Dalley's, Ayer's, Graiffenburg's, Bragg's, Fahne
stock's, Farrell,s, Townaend's, Sand's apd Christie'
175 reams letter, cap and note paper. 100 rearns I
wrapping paper; 25,000 envelopes, 150 gross steel pens
50 doz. blank books; 6 gross assorted inks.
A large and varied new stock of School Books, late
novels, in cheap form; poetical, medical and miuceila- -
neous books, in great variety.
Fiee pen and pocket knives, razors and strips. Scis
sors, pencils, fishing tackle, toys, tooth, hair, cloth.
shaving and other brushes, musical instruments and
appurtenances, gun caps, pipes, combs; notions and
fancy article in great variety, French, English and A
merican perfumery, toilet articles generally, surgical
instruments, botonic medicines, medicine chests, phy
sicians' saddle bags, tea, spices, dye stuffs, best brands
of chewing and smoking tobocco, brandy, wines and
spirits for medicinal use, powder, shut, starch, vinegar,
wrapping paper, lanterns, parlor and store lamps, wil
low baskets, blacking, etc., etc., etc.
The following are my own preparations, are highly
approved and recuommened to the public:
Miller's Astringent Balsam, for cholera, diarrhm,
cholic and derangement of the bowels from change of
water. Eight years experience has satisfied me that
this is the best general remedy for the people ex
tant, and I do not hesitate to recommend it to be kept
by every family and traveler, as a means of safety and
protection against cllecra.
Miller's Effervesedin Magnesia Aperlent, acts gently
on the bowels, corrects acidity and flatulance, is highly
recommended for the cure of dyspepsia, sick headache
and costiveness, is a very agreable cooling drink. La
dies who have used this remedy, find it peculiarly use- i
ful and salutary, if not indispensable. Beware of the
imitatins of this medicine, sold elsewhere.
Miller's Superior Yeast Powders, put up in I, 2 and
4 lbs. ouns, for family use, for making light, sweet and
nutritious bread, equally adopted to loaves, hot biscuits
or rolls; buckwheat and other griddle cakes, ginger
bread, and sweet cakes of all kinds; the bread mtade
with this yeast is free from all objections, it is whole
some, disgestible and economical.
Orders from physicians, merchants and planters will
be executed with fidelity and dispatch, and at as low
prices as possible. Fresh additions will be made to the
stock during the year. WM. B. MILLER,
April 30, 1856. Druggist and Bookseller.
Patent Circular Saw Mills.
T HE subscriber, agent for Lee & Leavitt, Cincin
nati, offers for sale their Saw Mills, with the im
proved head blocks, enabling one man to move the
log on the ways with ease and with the greatest acn
racy, thereby saving one man's wages, and making
better work than mills with the usual screw-head
48 inch saw mill, carriage 25 feet long,...........$.110
50 - - 25........................ 4 10
52 - -- 25 ........................ 455
54 - - 25....................... 475
56 - - 25 .................... 500
Larger sizes in proportion.
Extra saws from 4 inchesaup to 72 inches. The saws
to these mills, as well as the other parts, are made by
I. & I,., and are in general useein the west andsouth.
They have no superiors.
Horse-powers and steam engines are furnished I
when ordered, made by L. & L., and adapted bo these
mills. Two mills in store and for sale by
L. J. WEBSTER,
Corner of Magazine and Lafayette streets,
march26 New Orleans.
. ACCINE MATTER-Fresh scabs and quills, for
sale at WM. BALL's
ma 1 Drug-store.
Kissing a Strange Girl in a Stage Coach.
Walter Marshall, when he reached the age
of fourteen, arrived in New York from his native
village, in the destitute situation that is frequent
among New England boys; that is to say, he had
only the usual accompaniments of these unfledg
ed chips. who afterward make the merchants
and great men of this country, and not unfre
quently of other lands. He had a little wooden
trunk, pretty well stocked with "hum-mades."
a sixty-eight cent bible, that his mother pack
ed in for him, fearful that he might forget it, a
three dollar New Haven city bank bill, and any
quantity of energy, patience, perseverance and
ambition. He entered the counting-room of a
large mercantile house in South street. His
honesty, activity and industry won him many
friends. Among them was an English mer
chant, who had a large commercial house in
Calcutta, and a branch at Bombay. He was
in the country on business connected with his
commercial firm in Calcutta, and had business
with the firm Walter clerked for; and here the
latter attracted his notice. He was sixteen years
of age only; yet the Bombay gentleman fancit:d
him, and made him a liberal offer to go to In
dia with him; which, after very little palaver
among his friends, Walter Accepted. New Eng
land boys don't often start off on their unusual
ly long, wandering excursious, without first get
ting leave of absence for a few days' prepara
tory exercise, which they spend in going where
they originally came from; and then, having ta
ken a few good looks at the weatlr-beaten
church, the high old steeple, which has won
derfully reduced in size and eevation since they
first saw it, to notice it, in school-days; then
fey must hear the old bell ring once more, even
if they have to take a spell at tl;e rope; then take
a turn among the white grave-stones, see if there
are ay very green mounds, fiesh made, and if
so, to ask who among old friends have gone to
their last resting place, then tukiss mother and
sisters, shake hands with father-and thestag'
is at the door of the tavern, and they are ready
for a start to go "anywhere."
Walter went up to do, and dd do, all this;
but he did not get into the stag( at the tavern.
He walked down the road ahead of the coach,
toward the old bridge, and told tie stage driver
totop and let him get in at the minister's house,
at parson Fuller's. Mary Fuller lived there,
too, for she happened to be the parson's only
daughter. She was the merriest, loveliest lit
tle witch that ever wore long, bose tresses of
auburn hair, and had blue eyes She was on
ly twelve years old, and Walterwas nearly sev
enteen. She did love him though. He was al
most all in all to her; he had fught her battles
all through her childish campaign, and she had
no bjother. She was Walter's cousin, too, a
sort of half first cousin, for her nother had been
the half sister of Walter's mother. They were
not too near related for purposes hereinafter to
Poor Molly! She would havy cried her eyes
out on this occasion, had it not been that Wal
i ter's solemn phiz set her ideas of the ridiculous
in motion; and she made a meny ten minutes
as a wind-up of their parting scree.
Three days afterwards Walter was in New
iYork, and just four months at.l twenty days
i arther on in time's almanac, he vas making out
invoices and acting as corresponding clerk to
"the firm" in Bombay.
I shall not stop long enough to relate how
many times he went to the exhibition of venom
v ous looking cobra de capellos, and biting se
poys, just for fun, and to show how innocent
the beauties were, and how easy their bite was
cured; how often he visited the far-famed Ele
phant's cave; how many times ihedned with the
Sgood sir Robert Grant, the governorof Bombay,
and how he was with him, and what he said,
the very morning of the day the old scourge
the cholera-made the e l lent sir Robert his
victim, all these things I snall leave to another
time and a more appropriate heading. I skip
over all these, and six years of time beside, and
land Master Walter at Stater Island, bring him
up to threcity in a steamboat, and leave him at
a respectable hotel, and there let him sleep all
night and take a good "shore rest," after a te
dious voyage of four months and more.
The next morning we awaken him; make him
get up, pay his bill, get a hack, and ride down
to the New Haven steamboat, and go on board.
It is seven o'clock, A. M. At one, P. M., the
boat has reached tle landing; his trunk and
"traps" are on board the Litchfield stage; he
has taken a seat inside; his destination is an in
termediate village. IIe is alone in the stage
no, not alone--there is an old woman on the
middle seat. The stage is up in the city, and
slowly meandering about New Haven town,
picking up passengers who have sent their names
to the stage office, as is still customary in that
staid and sober city of mineralogy, thetogy,
and 'ologies in general. The stage Jehu pulls
up at the door of a neat little cottage at Chap
els street, to take up a passenger-a young la
dy of sweet seventeen, or thereabouts. Before
she has fairly got inside, Walter has noticed
her, and she has noticed himr, too. He gazes
in astonishment at the perfect vision of loveli
ness before him; lie hasn't seen anything of the
kind for some years. There is not a particle of
copper about. She, on her part, half laughing,
has regarded him very atteutively-pushes
back thle golden ringlets that almost shut in her
face, and takes another look, as if to be certain
tbnt she has made no mistake.
"Here is a seat, Miss, beside me," said the
"Thank you, sir, but I prefer sitting on the
back seat with that gentleman if he will let me,"
said the most electrical voice that Walter had
listened to in some time.
"Certainly, Miss," said the delighted Bom
bayite; and when she seated htrself by him,
she gazed into his face with a kind of mixed up
delight and astonishment, that W\alter actually
took a lood down upon himself, to ascertain
what there was about his person that appeared
to be so pleasing to the fair maiden, but lie dis
covered nothing unusual. The stage rolled on
towards Derby, at its usual rapid rate of five
miles an hour, and Walter and the merry maid
seemed as chatty and cosy together as though
they lnd known each other for years instead of
minutes. The minister tried toengage the ring
lets in conversation, but he soon found himself
"nowhere." She had neither eyes nor ears for
any body else but Walter; and he had told her
more about his travels, and Bombay scenery,
than lie ever told any body else before or since.
At last they came to Derby. Theirhtorses
had to be changed, and four fresh skeletons
were harnessed and tackled on to the old stage.
Walter handed the gentle girl back to her old
seat as gracefully as lie could have done had he
never lived in Bombay, but always stopped in
New York. They were alone now. The min
ister and the old woman had got out at Derby.
"Well, we are off once more. How far are
you going?" said Walter, as the stage went off.
"Not quite as far as Litchfield. You say your
friends reside at Pomperancy? How glad they
will be to see you."
"Very probably, unless they have forgottenI
! me, which is likely, for I suppose I have alter-I
ed some in seven years."
"Not a particle; I-"
The pretty maid forgot what she was going
to say, but at last remembered, and continued:
"I should suppose you had not altered, for
you said you were seventeen when you wer.
4ast at vonr home, and now you are only twen5
ty-three. You must have been grown nearly
as large as you are now."
"Perhaps so; but still, I am somewhat tan
ned by exposure in an East India climate."
"Yet I think you will be recognised by every
body in the little village. Doyou know a young
lady in Pomperancy of the name of Mary
"What! little Mary!-my little wife? as I
used to call her! Why, Lord loveyou, doyou
know her? Bless her heart! My trunk is fill
ed with knick-knacks for her especial use. Do
I know her! Why, I have thought of her ever
since I went away. Young lady! why, she is a
little bit of a girl; she is only ten years old. No,
she must be older than that now; I suppose I
shall find her grown considerably. By the way,
are you not cold? It's getting chilly."
The delighted young lady was trying to con
ceal her face, which had called forth Walter's
"Yes, it is getting colder; it is nearly dark;"
and so it was. Walter had a boat cloak, and
after a very little trouble, he was permitted to
wrap it round her lovely form, and somehow or
other his arm went with it; and in the confu
sion he was very close to her, and his arm was
around her waist, outside the cloak, though;
then he had put his face down to hear what.she
siid, and somehoiw those long ringlets-of soft,
silky hair were playing across his cheek. Hu
man nature could not and would not stand it
any longer, and Walter, the modest Walter,
drew his arm closer than ever, and pressed
upon the warm rosy lips of his beautifu'ellow
traveler, a glowing, burning, regular East In
di, Bombay kiss, and then blushed himself at
the mischief he had done, and waited for the
stage to upset, or something else to happen!
But no, she had not made any resistance, on the
contrary, he felt very distinctly that she had re
turned the kiss; the very first kiss, too, he had
ever pressed upon a woman's lips shnce he gave
a parting one to little Mary Fuller, and he would
have sworn he heats her say something (about
the very moment he had given her that first long
kiss of youth and love) that sounded like "Dear,
The stage was now entering the village. In
a few moments he would be at Mary Fuller's
house. He thlought of her, and he felt asham
ed and downright guilty. What would Mary,
"his little wife," that was to be, say if she knew
he had been acting so? As these things pass
ed rapidly through his mind, he began to study
how to get out of the affair quietly and decently.
"You goon in a stage, I suppose, to the next
town, or perhaps still further!"
"Oh, no, not me."
What could she mean? But he had i time
to indulge in conjecture; the stage drove up slap
in front of parson Fuller's door, and there was
the venerable parson and his good lady in the
doorway; he with a lamp in his hand, all ready
to receive--Walter, as he supposed.
"Where will you stop in the village? I will
come and see you."
"I shall stop where you stop. I won't leave
you. Here you have been kissing me this last
half hour, and now you want to run away and
leave me. I am determined to expose you to
that old clergyman and his wife in the doorway
yonder. More than that, your "darling little
wife," that is to be, as you call her, shall know
all about it."
What a situation for a modest., moral man!
It was awful. To be laughed at-exposed; and
who is she? Could it be possible? lie had
heard of such characiers! It must be; butshe
was very pretty; and he to be the very means
of bringing such a creature into the very house
of the good and pious old clergyman and his
sweet old pet and playmate--his Mary Fuller!
He saw it all. It was a judgment sent upon
him. What business had he to be kissing a
strange girl if she was pretty? His uncle and
aunt had come clear down the stonewalk to the
door yard gate, allost to the stage door, which
the driver had opened. Walter felt that he
was doomed; but he had to get out.
"Don't, for God's sake, expose'me, young
"I will-get out!"
"Oh," thought Walter, "it's all over with
me," and now he shakes hands with the cler
gyman, and flings his arms around the aunt.
"Mary," exclaims the mother, "our Mary is
in the stage, as I live! So, so, you would come
up with your cousin, eli?"
"Yes, mother; and what do you think the im
pudent East Indian has been doing? He has
kissed me at least a hundred times, and that
isn't all; hlie tried to persuade me to keep on in
the stage, and not to get out at all."
"Ahl, no wonder he kissed you; he hasn't
seen you for some years. How glad you must
have been when you met. But what is the mat
ter with you, Walter? Let the driver stop and
leave your trunk at your father'sas he goes by,
and come into the house. Why, what is the
matter? Are you dumb?"
"Aren't you ashamed of yourself, Walter.
not to speak to my mother, when she is talking
to you," chimed in Miss Molly.
Walter now found his voice, and before he
got fairly inside, Miss Mary was his debtor for a
round dozen of kisses which she took very kind
ly. But as for Walter, hts mind was made up.
lie had turned over the subject during tile last
three minutes. He would marry that strange
girl. He was grateful; she had saved him from
degradation, loss of character and everything
else. But would she forgive him for being so
free with a strange girl in a stage coach?-
Doubtful; but she should have the chance, at
'The wanderer received a glad welcome from
his family and friends in his old native village,
and Mary Fuller was his traveling companion
about the place; and together they crossed the
door-still of every old farm house within a cir
cle of five miles around. Walter had seen enough
of the outside of the great world. He had made
some money, too, enough for his modest wants;
he was old enough to marry-and so was Mary
Fuller-and before three months more had roll
ed over their heads, the venerable old -father
made them one, in the front parlour of the old
globe. When the vow had been spoken, the
last prayer made, and the blessing pronounced.,
Walter clasped Mary to his breast, and imprint
ed on her lips another first kiss; but now it was
the first thrilling kiss of married love, and as he
held her a moment in his ardent embrace, she
whispered gently into his ear: "Walter, dear,
it is understood in the vow, no more kissing
strange girls in a stage coach!"
Years have flown by since then, and now
Walter Marshall and his gentle wife, and the
little people they call their "'stock in trade,"
I are living pleasantly and happily somewhere on
this side of the Alleghanies, near a place call
ed Pittsburg, where he owns a large tract of
mines-not humbug, wishy-washy, shining
gold, but real, hard, substantial coal mines,
productive to himself and to the country.
At the state ratification meeting of the black
republicans of Ifidiana, held at Indianapolis, on
the 15th ult., Mr. Moreau, one of the Buchan
an electors, made a speech in favor of Fr6mont
So says the &Sntinel. Cannot the democratic
leaders hit upon some method to put a stop to
O the 9th inst., Mr. Jones,.of Tenn., made
ech in favor of Buchanan, in the U. S. sen
ate; and his collegue, Bell, made one favoring
DRMOCRATIC FRAUDS AT WARRINGTON.-The
people are little aware of the extent to which
public corruption has been carried by the party
which regard the spoils as the booty of the vic
tors. A Washington correspondent writes, that:
"Mr. Ball has thrown a Paixhan shell among
the depredating confederacy. His exposures
of the stone contracts and of the bribery prac
ticed in the erection of the new customhouse
has excited terror throughout the departments.
One clerk, R. C. Morgan, in the office of capt.
Bowman, the military superintendent of these
edifices, and Mr. Youngs, the architect-in-chief,
has been already dismissed, and a more tho
rough cleaning out will be insisted upon. The
scandal of Gardinerism and Galphinism is com
pletely eclipsed by these new discoveries in the
art of stealing made easy.
In addition to the specific acts of robbery
perpetrated by favorites of the democracy, as
charged in affidavits of democrats of good stand
ing, Mr. Ball and his committee are bringing
to light an appalling system of profligate and
wasteful extravagance, resulting from Jeffer
son Davis's arbitrary military superintendency
over civil works.
Mr. Ball shows that when, four or five years
ago, the enlargement of the capitol was com
menced,the estimate of the (ost was $2,675,000,
but that, $2,700,000 has already been appro
priated and expended. The additions will not
be finished with a total expenditure of the
amount of $5,000,000 or $6,000,000.
In the stone contract awarded to Beals &
Dixon, Mr. Ball believes the treasury has been
swindled out of more than $100,000. He gives
a few items of the astonishing extravagance, to
use no more pointed term, of captain Meig's
management of this work. By the original con
tract the stone" work upon the outside windows
was to cost $280 for each window. That con
tract has been annulled, and the cutting and set
ting of the stone for each window will cost
$1,400. The change has increased the aggre
gate in this one item from $28,000 to $140,000.
Captain Meigs, acting by the orders of Jef
ferson Davis, has changed the original plan
adopted by congress, so as to introduce a vast
number of columns, not less than two hundred
upon the outside and interior of the buildings,
very few of which were included ih Mr. Walter's
design. The outside columns, as wrought, will
cost $1,400 each-the whole $140,000. Mr.
Ball charges that this work, totally unnecessa
ry and superfluous as it is, will cost $90,000
more than it ought to do. Again, Mr. Ball has
detected a regular manufactory of foreign sta
tuary attached to the capitol extension estab
lishment. In these shops, the only thing of
earthly or human resemblance which the com
mittee on public buildings could detect, was a
statue of the departed wife of one of the work
men, which is to be set up in one of the halls as
the goddess of something or other.
But I need not pursue the subject in advance
of the official exposition which the committee
will soon make. The facts thus far elicited de
velop a shameful system of reckless expendi
ture, and furnish proof sufficient to warrant an
investigation of the most rigid character.
It is very curious and remarkable that the
affidavitofWendell. the public printer, on which
these inquiries are based, should have laid un
noticed two years and a half, while all the vil
lanies which it suggests were in full and undis
turbed progress. Why was itsuppressed? Why
was thiis charge of a $10,000 bribe, by which
a contractor makes $30,000, kept from the
knowledge of the house and the country? Who
is the '"friend of secretary Guthrie," whom it
was necessary to fix before the wheels would
work smoothly? Whose palms had to be greas
ed before the doors of the treasury vault could
be made to revolve upon its hinges?
A ROMANCE SPOILED.-The August number
of Harper's Ma'gazine contained a very pretty
romance about old bachelor Buchanan, and how
the "course of true love never did run smooth"
with him. It was thought necessary to conci
liate the ladies, by showing that at one period
he worshipped at the shrine of beauty, but that
he being disappointed in his first love, his heart
had never spoken more. The story ran that,
in his "young days of passion," old Buck lov
ed deeply and too well; that she who was the
"ocean to the river of his thoughts," was sud
denly stricken down by the hand of death, and
from that hour. true to his first passion, his
heart has remained insensible to the power of
beauty-butied in the grave of his young love.
The democratic papers caught at this pretty
story with the avidity of hungry wolves, and re
published it extensively, but knowing that the
whole story was false as well in fact as in in
fluence, and knowing also that its falsehood
would soon be made manifest, Mr. Buchanan's
chief bugleman, John W. Forney, makes a vir
tue of necessity, and declares that this roman
tic story has not got the slightest foundation in
fact. Forney says, in the Pennsylvanian:
"We have read the story as copised by the
able editors of the Post, from Harper's Maga
zine, and we can assure them that it is the gross
est and most baseless fabrication. Both them
selves and the editor of Harper's Magazine have
been ;mposed upon. There was never a more
We think bugleman Forney goes a little too
far; when he says of this story of old Buck's
early love, "there was never a more unfound
ed romance," he should have added except
Hawthorne's life of Franklin Pierce! That was
thought to be the best of all the author's ro
mances! It certainly paid better, for he has
been enjoying the honors and emoluments of
the Liverpool consulate as his reward.
From the developments, which have already
transpired, it is absolutely positive that Mr.
Buchanan is the weakest of the three candi
dates in the field; that in the north he is impo- I
tent to the last degree, and without the assur
ance of carrying a single State, not even Penn
sylvania, and that the contest in the north is
really between Mr. Fremont and Mr. Fillmore.
Prove this, say thousands of democrats in the
south, and we shall vote for Fillmore to defeat
Fr6mont. Proofs in abundance we have fur
nished already, and those who think proper, in
a dispassionate and impartial spirit., to investi
gate the subject, have merely to examine the
public press from day to day, and they will
speedily convince themselves that there is no
exaggeration in our statements. At all events
no one will deny that if it be true that the con
test in the north is between Fillrmore and Frd
mont, every southern vote cast for Buchanan is
virtually a vote in favor of Fremont. It, there
fore, becomes of the highest importance, to point
out clearly and unmistakably what public sen
timent is at the north, and to warn southern
men to avoid being misled by the blatant out
cries of rampant partizans or salaried officials.
In the words of a cotemporary, we want the
south to see this matter rightly. We would not,
if we could, mislead a single man in respect to
the position and relative strength of parties in
the land. We only ask now that every tluse
southern man will pause and reflect. Be he 1
democrat or know-nothing, or old-line whig, we
ask him to inform himself what are the facts,
and we tell him candidly but seriously, that ere
another month shall have elapsed it will be ap
parent to the whole country that none but Mr.
Fillmore can defeat the election of colonel Fri
mont, and that it is the duty of southern men,
without respect to party, to give them their ear
nest and unanimous support. [f.. 0. Bee.
BUcHANAN'S OWN TzsT.0 oNT.-JMr. Andrew
Jackson, of Teinessee, says the American Or
gan, attributes the letter of general Jackson,
written a short time before his death, in which
he charged Buichanan with a want of moral -
courage, to "irritation," caused by the follow
ing letter received from a friend ini this city:
'tWAsnfNTOax, Fin. 17, 1845.
"My DEAR 'GENERA`L:-YOur two confiden
tial and very interesting letters of the 4tlhcnd
5th instant, have been received and disposed'
of as requested. I am happy to say that I am
entirely satisfied, and so is Mr. Ilair, With the
gentlemen who it is suposed will constitute the
new cabinet. Mr. Blair and myself both think
it doubtful however whether Buchanan will ac
cept upon the terms proposed, (he should not
be appointed unless he does,) as he is fui) of
the idea, as I stated to you in my previous
letters, of being a candidate for the succession.
If he should not accept, I suppose the state de
partment will then be offered to Mr. Steven
son. With or without Mr. Buchanan, however,
I think the cabinet will be an able one and fully
entitled to, andl doubtless will receive the con
fidence of the nation.
'"The truth is, general, I never had any very
great respect for Mr. Buchanan, and of late I
have even had less than formerly. He did not
come out upon the subject of that "bargainm
intrigue, and corruption" charged upon Messrs.
Clay and Adams in 1825, as he ought to have
done, and was expected of him. Besides, I
have heard him say, not more than a month
ago, that he did not and never had believed,
there was any-truth in that charge. This oc
curred at Mr ---'s dinner table, and the re
marks were addressed to judge Mangum, the
president of the senate. But having taken
place at the time and place when it did, I have
said nothing about it to any one."
The above letter, says the New Orleans Cre
ole, was, as its language indicates, written by
an intimate friend -of- general Jackson, and in
reply to two confidentiid letters fiomnthat dis
tinguished man. In this letter Mr. Buchlnan
is declared ;o'have said to Mr. Mangum, of N.
Carolina, that he never believed there was any
truth in the bargain and corruption charyed
against Mr. Clay. Mr. Mangum is still living
and will doubtless, if called upon, substantiate
this statement of the writer.
Mr. Buchanan undoubtedly made the same
confession to Mr. Clay himself in the letter
which the latter magnanimously refused to pub
lish, unless called upon to do so by the United
States senate. Still, with a want of principle
which it is liifficult to conceive, he refused to.
give Mr. Clay the benefit of his testimony,
and allowed that great patriot to go down to
his grave without publicly retracting the infa
mous calumny against him which he had him
self originated and disseminated!
MARTIN VAN BUREN AS A PROPHET.-Hunt
ing over some old files a day or two ago, says
the Natchez Courier, we came across the fol
lowing attempt at prophecy on the part of the
elder Van Btren. Looking forward to the fu
ture, he predicted (in 1848,) "the ultimate and
permanent success of the freesoil cause." Now
that he is:engaged heart and hand for James
Buchanan, and looks to the Kansas act and Mr.
Buchanan's administration of it, for a more sure
method of carrying out the wishes and opinions
of the people of the north upon the subject of
slavery-that is, an easier and more certain
freesoil victory than can be won by even speci
fic congressional prohibition of the institution
in the territorids, (see his late letter of June
28, 1856,) now that his game is manifested,
we are not surprised at the steadiness with
which he had pursued his plan since 1848. M.
Van Buren then predicted 'ultimate and per
manent success for the freesoil cause.' He
now supports Buchanan.that his prediction may
the more l-eadily be fulfilled. We append his
"LINDENWALD, OCT. 2, 1848.
"DEAR SIR:-I hope you will pardon my
long delay in acknowledging the receipt and
returning you my thanks for your spirited and
truly patriotic letter. You may be assured
that you will never have cause to -regret the
zeal with which you have embarked in the free
soil cause. If there is any thing certain in poli
tics, it is its ultimate and permanent success.
With best wishes for your health and happi
ntss. Very respectfully and truly yours,
M. VAN BUREN."
IMPORTANT DuEcisroN.-We find in the Mont
gomery (Ala.) Mail an important decision just
made by the supreme court of the State of Ala
bama, in relation to the liability of owners of
steamboats and railroads in that State, under
the law which forbids the carrying or trans
porting of a slave "without the written authority
of the owner, or person in charge of such slave."
The penalty is a fine of fifty dollars, and if.the
slave is lost, the owner of the boat or railroad
is liable for his full value and expenses. In
case of suit, it devolves on the party sued to
make proof that the slave has been regained
by the owner, the legal presumption being crea
ted that the slave is lost, unless proof be made
of his return.
The case carried up was that of a sla-'e from
Mobile, who was found on board of the steam,
boat Fashion, on her way from Montgomery to
Mobile,. It was not alleged that lie was on
board with the knowledge or connivance of any
of the officers or hands. He was arrested andI
put into custody at Montgomery, to be recon
veyed to his owner. He was there taken sick,
and died. He was well cared for by the own
ers of the Fashion, and all expenses paid by
them. The owner sued for the recovery of his
full value, on the rigid construction of the law,
that the sl;he had been transported on the
steamboat Without the "'written authoritv" of
the owner, and had been thereby lost. In the
court below, the plaintiff asked the judge to
charge that these facts made the owners of the
boat liable in full, without any defence thatthe
slave was on board without their knowledge or
I permission, and that they made diligent efforts
to return him to the owner. The charge was
refused, and the point came up on exceptions,
to the supreme court.
Their decision is in accordance with the claim
of the plaintiff. They hold that the act is to be.
strictly construed against every owner of steam
boats, railroad cars, or other public modes of
transportation; that they must have "written
authority" for the transporting of any slave
found on their vehicles; or they will be liable
for him as a total loss, unless they can prove
that he has been recovered by his master.-
The presumption of the law is declared to be,
that they can prevent, by proper diligence, the
carrying of any such persons, who are without
the written authority, and that it is their duty
to provide efficient reans for that object, It
may be inconvenient or difficult, but the court
say that it is not impossible, and therefore the
law attaches, and it is no defence to show that
the transportation was not "knowingly," or
with special consent.
It follows, that in Alabama every railroad,
steamboat or stage is liable to tbeownerof any
slave absenting himself from his owner--who
may be found traveling with them under may
disguise or concealment.
A miset havitg heard a very eloquent ehari'
ty sermon, erclaimed, "'This sermon su stroeg
ly proves the duty of giving alrrs, that I ba.v
almost a mind to bheg.'