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VOL. __ SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 1857. N 52.
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J. P. BENJAMIN,
TTORNEY AT LAW, No. 49 Canal street,
A New Orleans. Will also practice in the supreme
court of the United States, Washington.
C. ROSELIUS, A
TTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
ACunstom-house street, New Orleaps.
W. A. RROADWELLo. ...., PAYxE
BROADWELL & PAYNE,
OTTO N FACTORS AND COMMISSION
Merchants, No. 40 Uilon straet, New Orleans.
March II, 1857.
F. . VAN BIBBER & Co.,
R ECEIVING, Forwarding and General Commis
sion Merchants, and dealers in Western Produce,
No. 23 New Levee street, New Orleans. All goods
consigned to our care will be forwarded with care and
Wx. W. CABANISS,
(Successor to Cabanias & Co.,)
RECEIVING, FORWARDING AND COMMIS
sion Merchant, No. 16 Cnal street, New Or
leas.e March 19, 1857-ji0.
A. 0. DONOVAN. NO. e. M'LKAEJ.
DONOVAN, McLEARN & Co.,
COTTON FACTORSi Commission and Forward
ing Merchants, 59 Canondelee" street--Union
row-New Orleans. octl
Jolt HALL. EDWIN W. RODD. JAS. . PUTNAs.
HALL, RODD & PUTNAM,
Cotton and Sugar Factors,
No 8 Customhouse street, between Chartres and Old
Levee, New Orleans.
( IVE their undivided attention io the sale of the
above articles consigned to them, and to the pur.
chase of plantation supplies, bagging, rope, etc. octl0
T. . CONVERSE. . P. CONVERSE, JR.
CONVERSE 8t, Co.,
And dealers in Western Produce,
Corner of Fulton and Canal streets, and
corner of Common and New Levee streets,
[Opposite the Steamboat Landings] NEW ORLEANB.
H.AVE constantly for sale on the most accommo
dating terms, a large stock of TEAs, WINES and
GaoCERIEs generally; together with every description
of Western Produce, January 4, 1856-lyis
WM. P. CONVERSE & Co.,
And DEALERS IN EXCHANGE,
SPECIAL personal attention will be paid to the
purchase ot Goods for the South and South-West.
Win. P. Converse. ?
P. S. Gerald. I de 31
THOMAS L. WHITE,
No. 105 CANAL $21LEET, (second door below the
Mechanics' and Traders' Bank,) New Orleans,
Bookseller & Stationer,
L AW, 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 Boors. Country
merchants and teachers are requested to call and ex
mine the stock. j26-1y
F. F. FOLGER & CO;.,
Hardware, Iron, Ship Chandlery, &c.
F New Levee and Tchoupitoluls sts.,
(between Gravier and Poydras (
streets,) New Orleans.
Agents for Straub's Celebrated Queot of the South
Cern and Wheat Mills. my20-ly
TIRRELL & BATESy
Manufacturers and Wholesale Dlaelers in
BOOTS, SHOES ANi) HTS,
No. 9 Magazina street, New Orleans.
Manufactory, at South Weymouth,Masa. march 12
crUes FLINT. J. H. JONES
C. FLINT & JONES,
Wholesale and retail dealers in
F UR N ITU RE',
Chairs, feathers, moss and hair mattresses,curled hair,
hair cloth, varnish, etc., Nos. 44 and 46 Royal street,
New Orleans. nov 9,1855
LaeJas removed from Nos. 43, 45 and 48 Bienville
No. 53 Royal Streot,
K. EPs constantly on hand a
large assortment of Furni
. ture,such as mahogany aad
Armoarel, Centre Tables,
Chairs, Sofa do
Sofas, Card do
Tete-a-tetes, Extension Tables,
Easy 'chairs, Washstands,
Secretaries, Book Cases,
Feathers, looking-glasses, spring, hair and moss mat
tresses, etc. D. KEiLHAM.
New Orleans, April 9, 1857. j3
NEW FURNITURE STUKn e
Nos. 171 and 173 CANAL STREET, NEW C LEANs.
Tss undersigned having opened
a large and splendid assortment
of New Farraiture, is
prepared to supply the trade and families on the most
liberal terms. This being the ONLY ENT(IE ItEW STOCE
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
Armoires, Centre Tables,
Chairs, Sofa d}
Sofas, Card db
Tete-a-tetes, Extension do
Easy Chairs, Washstandes,
Secretaries, Book Cases,'
Feathers, Looking-Glasses, spring, hair and moss mat
tresses, together with a great variety of every article
.usually found in a furniture warehouse.
oct24 CHAS. A. STEWART.
J. D. DAMERON & Co.,
'124 Canal street, (Touro's Buildings,) 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, baiues, door mats;
Stair and hall Carpeting, etc.
Floor Oil Cloth,
from 3 feet to24 feet wide, which we cut to lsit any
size room or hall.
"Together with window cornices, curtain pins, trans
parent window blinds,.etc. my27-1y
STEAM CLOTHING MANUFACTORY,
Nos. 165 and 167 Canal street, between Baronne and
Philippa, New Orleans.
'r[uHE undersigned respectfully invite the attention
1- of Plantera to their extensive establishment, in
which they manufacture
to order, at the shortest notice, of the best materials,
and in the moat asbetantial manner.
Having adopted sa'Am Powig to thdisi Sewing Mea
-chines, they are enabled to promptly snppl~! any quan
tity of Glothing that may be required. '
Thankful for pa;tfavora, they will spare no trouble
to make themselves deserving their continuance.
Planters visiting the city are invited to call and ex
amine our Steam Sewing Machines.
HEBRARD & Co.
New Orleans, June 3, 1857.
A large consignment of Ploughs-
equal to any ever manufactured
jast received and for sale by
jan7 J. N. HOWELL & Co.
Wiera agents for the above favorite
Plobashs, and have now on hand a
lrge supply., For sale by
Jtn3 E. & B. 3ACOBS.
llU an:d Spent P1sijnts,just
'eeved pe steamer Hunawey.
O0L, G F gWOALD .
E. R. STEVENS & Co.,
Importers and Wholesale Dealers in
Cutlery, Guns, Pistols, Perfumery,
Paper, Stationery, School & Blank Books,
PLAYING CARDS, &c., &c.,
Nos. 55 and 57 Common street, New Orleans.
THE subscribershave removed to
their new and spacious stores.
(as above) nearly opposite the
City Hotel, and invite the at
tention of city and country dealers to their
extensive assortment of goods adopted to ev
ery branch of trade. We receive our goods direct
from the manufacturers, both foreign and domestic,
and are enabled to offer them to dealers as low as any
other house in the Union.
Combs, Brushes and Fancy Goods:
Ivory Combs, all Nos. Porte Monnaies,
India Rubber " " Purses,
Imitation shell, Reticules,
Buffalo, Pocket Books,
Horn, Hooks and Eyes,
Hair Brushes, Looking Glasses,
Tooth and Nail Brushes, Necklaces,
Shoe and scrubbing ' Watch Guards,
Writing Desks, Suspenders,
India Rubber Toys, Silver Thimbles,
China do Pocket Compasses,
Pins, Tacks, etc., etc.
Perfumery, Soaps, &c.
Genuine Farina Cologne, Vinegar Rouge,
Wright's sup'r do Macassar Oil,
Taylor's " do Bears'
Lubin's Extracts, Antique
Wright's do Pomatum,
Taylor's do Ox Marrow,
Lily White, Bandolino,
Chalk Balls, Powder Puffs.
Toilet Powder, Balm of 1000 Flowers,
Rice do Lyons' Kathairon,
Meen Fun, French Soaps,
Cosmetique, Military dg.
And a large assortment of Taylor's Transparent Wash
Balls and Wright's Fancy Soaps.
Also of direct importation, Cutlery, Guns, Pistols,Per
cussion Caps and Needles.
A large stock of Printing, Writing and Wrapping Pa
pers of every description, Playing Cards, Inks, Pens,
School Books, Blank Books, etc.
Copying Presses, Envelopes, and Stationery of every
description. fmh25] E. R. STEVENS & Co.
SCHMIDT & ZEIGLER,
175......OLD LEVEE STREET......175 .
Between Hospital and Barrack streets, New Orleans.
ARE daily receiving from Europe and the North
the Choicest Liquors, Wines, Brandies and
Groceries, to which they call the special atten
tion of families, planters and country merchants.
They pledge themselves to furnish their friends on as,
favorable terms as any house in the trade in the city.
The following comprises only a small portion of their
150 casks Claret Wine;
100 bbls White Wine, (Haut Sauterne;)
50 do do do Barsac;
25 quarter casks Alexander Seignette Cognac;
40 eighth do do do;
10 quarter do Louis LeBreton, 1805, Cognac;
10 do do Castillon Cognac;
20 do do John Morris, 1815, Cognac;
40 do do Burgundy Port;
16 do do Old Madeira VP;
60 bbls very old Bourbon Whiskey;
100 bbls New York Brandy and Gin;
50 baskets Champagne, pints and quarts;
300 do Annisette and assorted Coldials;
250 cases Brandy Cherries,
200 do Fruits in brandy, and in their own juice;
20 boxes Swiss Cheese;
2000 Linsburger Cheeses; "
200 kegs Holland Herrings;
15Q cases Sardines;
Goshen and Western Butter and Cheese;
Loaf, crushed, powdered and broken Sugar;
Rio, Havana and Java Coffee;
Green and black Teas, of every quality;
Tobacco, candles, soap, spices, pickles, ketchups,
sauces, mustard, peppers, preserves, Havhna sweet
meats, olives, capers, anchovies, almonds, raisins, figs,
prunes, currants, dates, Alberts, chesnuts, cranber
ries, mackerel,salmon, shad,codfish, buckwheat, salad,
olive and lard oils, sugar-cured hams, buffalo tongues,
family beef, pork, etc., etc., all of the best quality.
Orders from the country punctually and carefully
filled. Country merchants and others visiting the city
are invited to call at 175 Old Levee street.
march25 SCHMIDT & ZEIGLER.
c. C. BIER. .W. G. STEPHENS.
C. C. BIER & Co.,
No. 95 CAMP STREET, NEW ORLEANS,
Manufacturers of the Patent Indestructible
THESE Pipes have proven to be the
best water pipes now in use. They
. are made of Sheet-Iron, coated on
the inside, half an inch thick, with a Compo
sition made of Hydraulie Cement, and when laid in the
ground receives a coating of the same on the outside.
This composition becomes perfectly PETRIFIED, and
will deliver water PURE uand HEALTHY. We make them
of sizes varying from l to 36 inches in diameter, to
stand a pressure from 20 to 1000 feet head. The first
cost of which is CHEAPER than any other pipes now
made. We will undertake to construct Water Works
for CiTIES, TOWNS, or PLANTATIONS, on the most ap
proved plans and reasonable terms.
_.i'Plumbing, Zinc, Copper, Tin and Sheet-Iron Work,
done in all its various branches.
ItWe keep constantly on hand COOKING STOVES
and RANGES, of all patterns, sizes and prices.
[tTBaths, Bathing Tubs, Wash-hand Stands, Water
Closets, cast-iron and lead Sinks, lead and ¶ron
Pipes, of all sizes.
[TPUMPS, of all sizes and patterns, both lift and
IE.Plumbers' Materials, of all kinds, constantly on
All work WARRANrTED to give entire satisfaction.
We solicit orders from the country, and will endea
vor to meet the views of all who niay favor us with
their orders or communications.
C. C. BIER & Co., 95 Camp street,
,mnrrh4.lv New Orleans.
JED't. WATERMAN. 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 geqe
ral assortment of articles, comprising in part as follows:
Hardware, Cutlery, &c.
Iron, Steel, Nails, Rope,
Axes, Chains, Scythes,
Carpenter's Tools, complete,
Cooper's Tools, complete,
Anvi!s, Vices, Bellows,
Stock and Dies, Screwplnates,
Ploughs, Hay Cutters, Corn Shellers,
Mill, Cross-cut and Pit Saws,
Ox Yokes, Bows, Singletrees,
Corn Mills, Cob Crushers
Hoes, Hames, Shovels and Spades,
Andirons, Fenders, Shovels and Tongs,
Copper and Iron Coal Hods,
Single and double barrel Guns,
Coffee Heclas, Chafing Dishes,
Chinese Gongs, Iron Bedsteads,
Britannia and Plated Ware,
Meat Cutters, Sausage Stuffers,
Stock Kettles, Portable Forges,
nov 15, 1856 Seines, Fishing Tackle, etc. etc.
Drugs, Medicines, &c.
HE 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 ozssulph: quinine, 300 Ibs pow'd rhubarb,
100 " sulph: morphine, 200 lbs ipecac,
100 " strychnine, 500 the senna,
100 " nitrate silver, 2000 trs gum arabic,
15 bbls refi'd camphor, 600 tbs tartaric acid,
140 kegs sup: carb:soda, 300 lbs blue mass,
10 bbls cream tartar, 300 lbs calomel, E.aA.,
20 bbls epsom salts, 1000 tbs indigo,
20 bblscopperas, ' 2000 lbs madder,
15 bbls castor oil, 50 its chloroform,
20 bblslinseed oil, 20 gross.seid'zpowders,
20 bbls sp: turpentine, 20 " yeast
20 bbMs alcohol, 25 " soda
40 kegs salt petre, 40 gross sugar lemons.
2000 bhs druggists' glassware, patent medicines, per
fumery, medicinee chests, instruments, etc., etc.
G. N. MORISON,Wholesale Druggist,
dec 27, 1854 12 Magazine st., New Orleans.
3O[ BBLS Old Monongahela Whiskey; 60 bbls
Dexter's do; 40 half bats do do.; just received
and for sale by $
ay27 TIUDGINS. & VANBIRBER.
New Orleans & Texas U. S. Mall 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 freight or passage, (having elegant accommo
dations,)apply to HARRIS & MORGAN,
Foot of Julia street, opposiie steamship landing.
nov 15, 1856.
IMPORTER AND WHOLESALE DEALER IN
No. 81 CANAL STREET, NEw ORLEANS.
(lTConstantly on hand, every description of Amer
ican, French, British and German Dry Goods.
Silks, Satins, Velvets, Laces, Embroideries, etc.
Lowells, Liudseys, Kerseys, Jeans, Cottonades, and
every description of plantation goods.
Blankets, flannels, etc. mh25
H. P. BUCKLEY,
(Late Young & Co.,)
8 Camp street, New Orleans,
Watchmaker, Jeweller & Silversmith,
_ Importer of fine Watches for la
dies and gentlemen, of the most
celebrated 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 dessert forks, ladles, butter knives,
mustard and salt spoons, sugar tongs, etc.
Plated ware, consisting of castors, candlesticks,
Having been always engaged in the mechanical part
of the business, all watches sent for repairs will have
the strictest persoual attention; and having every facil
ity for making any portion of a watch, he will be ena
bled to work on very reasonable terms.
[ll Jewelry made to order and repaired. Diamonds
reset in the latest style. Canes mounted in gold and
silver. nov 15, 1856
R. MARSH DENMAN & Co.,
81, 83 & 85 Common Street,
Between St. Charles and City lHotel,
BRETTS; - BUGGIES;
COACHES; JERSEY WAGONS.
And a general assortment of IIHARNESS; for
sale low for cash or city acceptances.
March 25, 1857-ly
W. W. CRANE & Co.,
Late IH. R. Beach.
ITaNos. 49 and 51 Carondelet
street-Union Row-New Or
leans. Always on hand a large and complete assort
ment from the hest manufactories. march26
Reeves & Son's, Osborne's.
PAPER HANGINGS, &c.
JUST received a large stock of the above COLORS, in
cakes and in mahoganyand rosewood boxes,with
lock and key. Also, German"Celors, in cakes and
boxes, a fine assortment.
Oil colors, in tubs---English and American;
Canvases for Portraits in frames ofdx 10to42x56
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;
100 bundles yf duck metal---white and yellow;
Tin foil. in sheets and books;
Tinsel of all the usual colors. *
ILr French and American PArPER IANGINGS.
Doors, Window Sash and Blinds, of all sizes and des
cription, for sale cheap.
.....WINDOW GLASS, &e.......
5000 bxs American Window Glass, all sizes;
700 do English and French, from 8x10 to 33x65
300 lights fine Plate Glass;
120 bxs double thick American,from 8x10 to 20x30
1000 lights colored glass;
100 Glazier Diamonds;
500 bundles glazier tins;
10 tons White Lead, in 25 to 700 lb kegs;
5000 canisters and kegs colored paints, in j oz to
100 ib packages;
2500 lbs fine French Green, dry and ground in oil;
1000 bbls Whiting and Paris White,of my own man
ufacture, fire dried.
Paint Mills of all sizes and every article suatlly kept
in a general Paint, Oil and Color Store, will found at
nov 2, 1856 98 Canal street, New Orleans.
CORNER OF DELORD & FOUCHER STREETS,
Is prepared to furnish vertical and 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 respectfully call the particular attention of the
plantersof Louisiana and the adjoiningStatesto their
style of Steam Engines, Sugar Mills, Vaccuum Pans
and Draining W h e e s, which for strength, durabil
ity and convemiience, have not been excelled.
New Orleans, February 7, 1856.
Groceries and Provisions.
E. & B. JACOBS,
Texas street, Shreveport.
ARE now receiving their spring supplies of fresh
Groceries, Provisions, Wines, Liquors, Boat and
Bar Stores, embracing one of the largest and most
complete stocks ever brought to the place; which will
be sold at the LOWEST POSSIBLE PRICES. Coun
try merchants, planters and purchasers generally are
invited to give us a call, as we feel assured that we
are able to offer great inducements, and supply all they
may want. All orders will be carefully and prompt
ly filled. Our stock of
GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS,
embraces every article that can be called for: suear,cof
ee and teas of all descriptions; molasses; flour, bacon,
pork, and dried beef; mackerel, salmon, shad, herring,
sardines and lobsters; soap, candles, starch and oils;
lard, cheese and goshen butter; fine and coarse salt;
pepper, ginger, spice, Mtustard, pickles, ketchups,
sauces, preserves and jellies; pie fruits, fruit in their
own juice, brandy fruits: cigars, chewing and smok
ing tobacco, pipes, matches; old Monongahela, rye
and Dexter's whiskey, old cognac brandy, rum and
gin; Madeira, port, malqga, champagne and claret
wines; cordials, assorted; syrups, almonds, raisins,
prunes, olives, capers, candies, etc. etc.
Also-Hardware, cutlery, nails, castings, wooden
ware,stoneware, crockery, queensn are and glassware,
together with every other article usually found in a
large establishment. april8
Fresh Arrivals at
FORD & SMITH's,
No. 13 on the Levee.
150 SACKS Rio Coffee,
20 sacks Gov't Java Coffee, in pockets,
50 pkgs Molasses, bbls and half bbls,
50 bbls Dexter Whiskey,
25 bbls Wiltshure do.
25 pkgs Cranberries, hf. and qr. bbls.,
50 boxes Cheese,
25 boxes Raisins,
50 boxes Buckwheat,
20 baskets Champagne Wine,
50 boxes assorted Pickles,
20,000 Havana Cigars, assorted,
25 boxes Fire Crackers,
25 boxes Codfish.
Also-A first rate stock of Blacksmith Tools, Log
Chains, Fifth Chains, Balances, Weeding Hoes, Col
lins' Axes, Fry Pans, etc. etc. m24
HHDS Brown Sugar; 10 bbls crushed do; 10I
bbls pulverised do; 30 bbls Molasses; 25 half
bbis do; just received and for sale by
my.27 tl[13T NS 'J & VANIIWI:E
The Old Man's Bride.
The summer sun streamed in through the open I
casement, upon the fair form of Alice Court
The waiting woman ha4 ust arranged, for l
the last time, the orange flowers in her hair, and
in graceful folds disposed .e sweeping, cloud
"Won't Miss Alice look at herself in the mir
ror?"and the maid held it before her.
Alice lifted her eyes and gazed for a moment,
then turned away.
"Miss Alice is pleased?" questioned the girl.
Pleased! That strange, and beautiful face t
that met hers; that white lace robe, those orange t
flowers and flashing diamonds; that hazy veil 1
that covered the lovely, spiritless features.
"It's not I," murmured. "Edgar's bride is
not like that, she's happy, loved, joyous, beau
tiful; this is some phantom-bride, some dream,
a form that comes in most frightful guise to
startle the fevered sleeper."
"But no,it is a reality!" she faltered;the birds
as they went singing by, the sunshine that dan
ced upon the floor, the bridal wreath in her
hair, the string of arriving guests, the hum of
voices below, told her it was a reality.
The clergyman, in his white surplice and
flowing robes, read the marriage service;
the father gave the bride away, and the vow
was spoken to "love, hongu, and obey tell death
do us part."
False vow, they all knew it was false, the
father that gave her to a rich bridegroom "for I
his daughter's good, the husband that knew of
no impediment to their union;" the guests that
congratulated the bride, examined the presents
and sipped the wine. All knew it was false;
yet it was made.
Alice Courtland had loved, did love another.
Yet she married the rich old man, just totter
ifg to the grave, and repeated to him those
words, she had breathed to another.
A year ago she paced that room, leaning on
her lover's arm, where she now stood a death
Edgar Harrington had loved her with all the
rapture of a first love; he was young, handsome,
talented; but he waspoor! Alice's father was
rich, and Edgar well knew that he never would
sanction her union with a poor man.
"We have youth, Alice," the lover said,
"the future is before me." Brilliint and bright
it seemed through hopeful eyes; "I do not wish
to wait years in gaining that fortune which I
must have before you can be mine; I leave you,
darling, for a few years, perhaps two or three;
in a foreign land I hope for surer and more per
"Two years seem forever to me, now, Ed
"It is a long time, I know, yet my love for
ynu will never change; yoir will be true to me,
Alice?" le questioned, gazing into h" tearful
"Can you doubt me for a moment, Edgar?
my heart shall ever be yours."
These words were not lightly spoken; but
there are minds of that feeble force, that when
the hour of conflict comes, stuggle faintly for
awhile, then submit; heajts, that when the lov
ed one no longer remains, bleed not break.
Mr. Courtland was a stern, hard man; he
knew of Alice's love, yet, unheeding it, when
judge Harcourt offered his hand and fortune,
"My child, forget all foolish fancies;, Har
court is a man of wealth and position, him you
marry!" Alice's frail will bent before a sterner
one; the rose that Edgar had placed in her hand
when last she saw him, was a fit symbol of her
hopes, withered and blasted!
A year passed from that wedding-day.
Mrs. Harcourt returned her husband's love
with a gentle sympathy and kindness that touch
ed his heart.
Alice felt remorse's keenest sting; letters
from Edgar, breathing the most fervent love,
and wondering at her long silence, ever pursu
"What could she write to him? Could she
tell of vows broken, of faith perjured? Oh, nev
er! let him for a little while believe me inno
cent, dead even, but never false! "when he re
turns, he will know all! he will curse me!" and
the broken-hearted wife wept bitter tears.
Edgar did return!
It wasnight; the house of judge Harcourt was
brilliantly lighted; carriages waited before the
door and invited guests poured in. Music re
sounded through tihe halls; beautiful women and
talented men trod the floors.
The hostess was superbly beautiful that even
ing; the pallor that ever rested on her cheek
had given place to a bright carmine flush; her
dark curls waved over her marble brow in jet
ty blackness, and her eyes sparkled with a bril
liancy that eclipsed her diamonds.
It was the anniversary of her marriage; a
year ago that night she had spoken that fatal
"I will" that had shut her out from happiness
Well might her cheek crimson and her eye
She gazed bitterly around her; but soon her
langor changed to surprise; she started-she
bent eagerly forward in fear and anxiety. A
tall man, with a fearless blue eye ever fixed up
en her, was coming towards her.
Alice sluddered from that form she used to
welcome-she turned away. If faintness or
death could have come to her relief it would
have been bliss! but no there she stood,her arms
hung powerless by her sides, her lips quiver
ed, her brain and head seemed burning!
"It is Edgar!" she muttered, breathlessly.
No one noticed her agitation; turning from
the glare and noise, she rushed into the half
lighted conservatory, seeking peace, seeking to
escape from those eyes that bent on her such a
grieved, searching look; she tried to control her
throbbing heart and to regain her tottering rea
son. She sank down upon a seat-a thorn
pierced her finger-a write rose overhung the
the bench-a rose like that he had given her!
with superstitious dread, Alice thrust it from
her, and placed her hands upon her burning
She heard a step behind ber, ant a voice
she knew it well.
Mrs. Harcourt rose and sprang towardshim.
"Edgar, my love!"
He turned away.
"Have mercy, hear me, Edgar; that vow, I
gave you, I have not broken-my love has
been, shall ever be yours!"
Alice felt the meaning of those words in bit
ter agony. "I am a wife. He thinnks I am
guilty of having sacrificed love to ambition, to
wealth of home, of fortune, but to poverty of
"Edgar," she cried, "if you have one drop
of love for me in your heart, if it has not all
turned to most bitter hate, in pity hear me.
After you left me, my father come, and, in
his stern, commanding tone, that I have nev
er dared disobey, said to me-'Ali~e, my once
immense fortune, by unsuccessful speculation,
has become a mere pittance. Poverty and
ruin stare me in the face. You can avert
that ruin, change that poverty to wealth! The
way is open to ou--judge Harcourt is my
friend; he is old, I know, but he is rich and no
ble; Alice you must marry him; he loves you
and he asked your hand."
Resistance was useless, prayers were vai
my mother added entreaties to my father's coj
mands;--I was married! Nothing is want
ing 'to complete my misery, but your curse, Ed- c
gar!" and she sank, sobbing wildly, at his feet. a
Edgar lifted the pallid form and drooping t
head, that, in the white evening dress, resem- e
bled a crushed and broken lily.,
"This marriage is a sacrilege, Alice! a mere I
bargain to retrieve a fallen fortune. You are
not this old man's bride; you were mine before
you ever saw him! I claim you; and away
from those that would seize you from me, I
will bear you-I have now that wealth to gain t
which I left you. To some far off, distant isle, e
to some villa on the shores of France, I shall c
take you where you will forget that you ever i
were but mine, wholly mine!"
These words, like poison to the taste, came E
sweet to Alice's wounded spirit; all that night c
and through the long hours of the next day, I
she counted the minutes as they dragged along. r
Her courage rose, her pulse quickened as the
hour of midnight, the hour of escape from al
golden prison, drew near!
Alice sat waiting at the curtained window;
on that casement he was to tap when all was
The full moon looked calmly down upon the
scene; the young wife sat there holding in her
arms a child like form.
"Minnie, my little sister, I am about to
leave you; the happy moments you and I have
passed together will never come again; anoth
er's hand will smooth your pillow; at another's
knee you will lisp your evening prayer. Will
you always remember me when I am gone?"
"Why do you go?" wondering the child,
clasping her arms around her neck, as if that
hold could retain her.
"What if you were in a loathsome prison,
Minhie, shut out from life and happiness, and
there were two ways of escape offered. If you
chose the first freedom was immediate; but
though the way, when you entered, would be
beautiful and inviting, as years past, it would
darken, the flowers would fade, the sunshine
change to gloom, and at lest you would fall in
a darker dungeon than the first."
''But if you remained long in that prison, ruin
would prey upon its walls, loose its corroded
bars, your chains would drop off, you would be
free, with life, love before you. Love! loved
better for the suffering you had endured."
"I would be loved forever," repeated the
'I would beloved forever,' repeated the wife;
she heard a tread upon the gravel path without.
It was Edgar's step. She glanced at the clock
-the hands pointed to that fatal hour. In a
moment she would hear the signal, in a mo
ment it would be too late, all would be lost.
Alice turned from the window; a chill terror
seized her quivering limbs.
"I must fly from this happy present, to avoid
a future gloom."
She hurried from the apartment, and sought
her husband's room; he was not there, she wept
into the library; there he satin his accustomed
place, and next it was the low seat where she
had passed so many quiet evenings.
Judge Harcourt did not move as his wife en
tered, or turn his eyes to meet hers, though her
quickened breathing and tottering step must
have reached his ear.
A dimly-lighted candle burned on the ta
ble, the lurid flame cast a pale, wan light on
his calm face; his eyes were open, but seemed
gazing, with glazed unearthly stare, beyond the
present, as if, in a dream, another scene had
opened before and entraced the sleeper.
Alice took his hand in hers. Why did she
drop it so suddently? Why did she tremble so,
as the blood recoiled to her very heart?
He was deed.
On the table was an open book; upon the
white paper was dropped the ink-filled pen, as
if that dread messenger Death, had come steal
ing on, and had sprung from ambuscade upon
the unwarned victim!
Alice bent over it; it was a diary, the daily
record of the old man's life-quite ordinary,
yet she read with avidity:
"I thought, when mine, I could by kindness
rouse her drooping spirit, by untiring love ren
der her life endurable; but no, I was a fool,
worse than a fool. As well might Winter think
to woo to his chill embrace bright, flowery May,
as I, an old man, to become the husband of
that young girl.
"She will soon be fre'e! this pain that chills
my limbs, stagnates my blood, and palsis my
strength, will soon release her. I have known
it long, yet I would not tell her, for fear with
the view of freedom before her, the few months
that she will yet be captive, will seem years!
that the few days that are mine will be count
ed as they pass! She loves another, yet when
I am dead, she will remember my love, and
drop a tear on the old man's coffin. I bless
her!-may these months of suffering be requit
ted by years of happiness with himra she loves."
Alice dropped the leaf, and sank upon her
knees before the corpse, as if its spirit yet haunt
ed the room, an'd stooped over her.
An arm was passed around her. waist; her
head leaned oa her lover's shoulder.
"Edgar," she said, "the hour of temptation
is passed. I was about to commit a sin. I fled
from evil. I sought refuge here; Death had
entered before me. I am firee."
The morning light streamed in through the
window; the gray beams rested on two kneel
ing forms, and it seemed, as when the shades
of the night fled from the earth, a voice came
from the gloom:
. "I bless her! may these months of suffering
be requitted by years of happiness with him she
The sun again, dawned on Alice's wedding
day; she was again decked with orange flowers
and the mystic veil, and shegazed at her happy
self in the mirror, the phantom-bride of years
gone by, floated past with noiseless tread and
death-like brow. Alice did not turn away, for
the mournful spirit of the past only rendered the
reality of the present more delightful.
The late Mr. Henry St. George Tucker, in
his well known work on the financial situation
of the East India company, in noticing the ri
ot-war system of revenue, which prevails in a
large portion of the interior, said: "My wish
is, not to exagerate, but when I find a system
requiring a multiplicity of instruments, survey
ors and inspectors, assessors ordinary and ex
traordinary, potails, curnums, tehsildars, and
chutcherry servants; and when I read the de
scription of these officers by the most zealous
advocates of the system, their periodical visi
tations are pictured in my imagination as the
passage of a flight of locusts devouring in their
course the fruits of the earth." "Secure to
ma' said the same author, "the produce ofi
hiAindustry, and he will be industrious. P1ro
vide for the security of his property, and it will
beembarked in works of public utility advan
tageous to the individual and beneficial to the
com~mnity at large. But if the deadly hand
of t tax gatherer perpetually hovers over the
landmld threatens to grasp that which is not
yet eaeid into existence, its benumbing influ
ences mint be fatal, and the fruits of the earth
will be sidled in the very germ."
Th -payers of Caddo parish can fullyap
pr ` the justness of Mr. Tucker's remarks,
they have been "taxed to death" without
eceiving any benefit for their money.
The man who wrestled with adversity wore
out his silk stockings and got worsted.
Tx Vosac os TuE PEOPLE.--A voice of con- el
demnation of Gov. Walker aqcpresident Buch- tl
anan rises loud and strong frgln the democracy of
the south,from the deceivediand betrayed mass- dý
es, who have found, tot-leir bitter disappoint- c(
ment and mortificato~ s that their erstwhile hi
friend has transformed himself into a second T
We have already given the action of the el
Georgia and Mississippi conventions, and noted T
generally the agitation in the public mind which tc
the unparalleled Kansas treachery has produc- d
ed. We shall now proceed to present several p
other specimens. From the official "proceed- tI
ings of the third congressional district conven- v
tion of the demnocratic party of the State of Mis- ft
sissippi, heli at Louisville (Winston county) d
on Monday, July 6th, 1857," we extract the V
following resolution which, among others, was ca
unanimously adopted: a
Resolved, That when the people of Kansas o
have legally 'asembled in convention, and in tl
compliance *With law have framed a consitution, a
republican in its character, preparatory to ad- tl
mission intnthe Union, and make application
for such amission; congress has no right to
reject an aught to admit them; and that Rob- P
ert J. V r, as governor of Kansas, by coun- 0
seling, i ~his inaugural, the rejection by con
gressof ss from admission into the Union,
in the event that the convention thus assembled
should not submit for ratification the constitu- @
tion thus framed to the unregistered abolition t
disorganizers of the territory, as well as by his
soft and velvety reasoning therein contained, the
obvious tendency of which will be to strengthen
abolition feeling and mould the destiny of Kan
sas to suit abolition views-has departed from
that official neutrality, which duty required him
to observe, and he merits and hereby receives I
from this convention, its unqualified condemna
At meeting of the citzens of Montgomery,
Ala., held shortly after the Walker treachery
had developed itself, a very strong preamble
and resolutions denunciatory of governor Wal
ker were presented by the hon. W. L. Yancey, 1
and unanimously adopted. The resolutigns
are long, forcible and interesting, and we shall
endeavor to find room for them on some future
occasion. This mere statement of their general
tenor must suffice for the present.
Col. Stallworth, democratic candidate for
congress in the Mobile district, denounces both
Buchanan and Walker. He delivered a speech
lately at Cahawba, in the course of which, ac
cording to the report of the Selma Sentinel
a rigid democratic journal-he said:
Col. Stallworth then said that he belived that
Gov. Walker, of Kansas, was guilty of officious
intermeddling with affairs strictly belonging to
the people of Kansas, and therefore had been
guilty of violating the very first principles and
objects of the territorial bill-this he censured,
but before repudiating the administration, he
wanted to-ee palpably that Mr. Buchanan coun
tenanced this unusual and extraordinary con
duct of governor Walker-he was yet disposed
to believe that Mr. Buchanan was true to the
constitution, the principles of the Kansas Ne
braska law, but should it prove unfortunately
to be true that Mr. Buchanan should endorse
the conduct of Walker, thereby violating the
great principles promulgated by the democra
cy through the Kansas Nebraska law, he would
repudiate Mr. Buchanan, and urge the southern
people to rally asa unit in demanding their rights
in the Union if they could, but out of it if they
At the democartic convention of the second
congressional districtof Georgia; at which the
hon. Martin J. Crawford was nominated, held
in the town of Albany on the 13th inst., the
subjoined resolution was unanimously adopted:
s Resolved, That the inaugural address of Gov.
Walker, in prescribing the terms on which con
i gress should admit Kansas into the Union, and
in attempting to dictate the submission of their
constitution for ratification, and to what class of
persons,, constitutes a presumptuous interference
in matters over which he has no legitimate
control; and that the same address, in express
ing his official opinion that Kansas would be
come a free State, and in presenting arguments
to support that side of the question, is a gross
departure from the principles of non-intervention
f and neutrality which were established by the
Kansas bill; and this convention has full con
fidence that Mr. Buchanan will manifest his
fidelity to the principles which carried him into of
fice, by recalling governor Walker.
The hon. Albert G. Brown, U. S. senator
from Mississippi, in his speech at Yazoo city on
the 14th inst., is reported by the Yazoo Sun to
He did not believe that Mr. Buchanan would
suffer Walker to retain his place as governor of
that territory, but if he did, the south should i
rise up and denounce him as false to the great
Sprinciples of the Kansas bill, and a traitor to
her best interests. He, for one, would do so,
- and so would every true southerner. * *
The hon. David J. Bailey is the democratic
Scandidate for congress in the third congression
al districi of Georgia. In a letter to the com
mittee appointed to inform him of his nomina
tion, dated "Jackson, Butts co., Ga., July 6,
1857." after accepting the honor conferred up
on him, he says:
It is more agreeable to be the candidate of a
party that enunciates the principles upon which
it proposes to direct and control the govern
ment, and is at all times ready to enforce the
democratic lesson, that, however high the of
ficials may be, they are never beyond the reach
e of popular rebuke; and I cheerfully endorse
the resolutions of the convention, in letter and
spirit, repudiating the politicial orthodoxy of
s governor Walker. His silly officiousness in at
, tempting, while a mere government agent, to
- impress any peculiar views he may entertain
as to the futiire of Kansas upon the constitu
r tion of that contemplated State, subjects him to
a i the censure of all discreet and prudent men.
It will bIe recollected that the democratic State
convention of Georgia denounced the conduct
Sof governor Walkerin the bitterest terms, and
Sdemanded at the hands of the president his re
I call. Mr. Bailey unqualifiedly endorses the
Saction of that convention, as all loyal southern
i ern hould.
Further along, speaking of Gov. Walker, Mr.
•'He went to Kansas with a reputation ac
quired years ago while representing a southern
constituency, and when his appointment to the
office he now holds, was made known, the
country felt and acknowledged that Kansas
had a governor whose sympathies were with,
and obligations as a man, were first to the south;
but now he exhibits himself as a puny dicta=
tor; and whilst this false step eternally damns
his fame, I trust it will, at the same time, ren
der him unworthy of democratic sympathy, as
sociation and support."
But, as this "puny dictator" is sustained,
approbated and endorsed by the president and
members of his cabinet, are they not, too, "un
worthy of democratic sympathy, association
and support?" *
We must conclude our extracts for the pres
ent. Thely have all been taken from high dem
ocratic sources. We have whole columns of
sitmilar extracts before us taken from the ablest
democratic journals throughout the southern
States, a!goodly portion of which will be prop
erly disposed of hereafter, as we think it due to
our readers and the public to give them a gen
eral view of what transpires in the south on
this mementous question.
A great many southern senators have alrea
dy spoken their decided disapprobation of the
conduct of Gov. Walker. ?Not a word has been
heard form senators Slidell and Benjamin!
They can both speak and write-yet they re
main silent both with voice and pen. Do they
endorse the Buchanan-Walker-Kansas policy?
This is a question their constituents would like
to have answered. We doubt not senator Sli
dell will sustain the president, and thick it quite
probable senator Benjamin will do the same
thing. Numerous candidates for congress in
various southern States are boldly and man
fully denouncing the Buchanan-Walker con
duct, yet not one word is heard from Messrs.
Villere, Taylor, Davidson or Sandidge, demo
cratic candidates from the, first, second, third
and fourth congressional districts! This looks
ominous. The people want to know whether
they are for the administration or for the south,
and will know before next November, or keep
them at home. [Crescent.
SPIRITUALISM DRooPINo.-We have thought
proper to furnish our readers such an account
of the proceedings of the mediums and the com
mittee as were engaged in the last test case in
Boston, as we could gleam from the journals of
that city treating on the subject. We were
glad that an investigation of this kind was to
take place. We had, in consideration of the
consequnces attendant on the spread of spiritu
alism, felt the necessity of such a movement.-
It took place in Boston during the past week,
under the following circumstances: The edi
tor of the Boston Courier offered $500 to any
mediums or spiritual performers who would
perform feats that could not be explained by
well known age cies; the challenge was accep
ted by some of the most prominent spiritual
ists; a jury was apointed, consisting of the fol
lowing gentlemen; Prof. Agassiz, Prof. B,
Peirce, Prof. Gould of the Observatory, and
The spiritualists mustered in great force, num
bering in their midst some of the most noted
mediums of the country. After several days'
investigation, the number of mediums becom
ing less with the opening of each sitting, they
finally gave in and retired from the contest.
The report of the committee we append as fol
The committee award, that Dr. Gardner,
having failed to produce before them an agent
or medium who "communicated a word impart
ed to the spirits in an adjoining room," "who
read a word in English written inside a book or
folded sheetof paper," who answered any ques
tion "which the superior intelligences must be
able to answer," "who tilted a piano without
touching it, or caused a chair to move a foot;"
and having failed to exhibit to the commit
tee any phenomenon which under the widest
latitude of interpretation could be regarded as
equivalent to either of these propesed tests, or
any phenomenon which required, for its pro
duction,or in any manner indicated a force which
could technically be denominated spiritual; or
which was hitherto unknown to science, or a
phenomenon of which the cause was not pal
pable to the committee,is therefore, not entitled
to claim from the Boston Courier the proposed
premium of five hundred dollars.
It is the opinion, of the committee, derived
from observation, that any connection with
spiritualistic circles, so-called, corrupts the
morals and degrades the intellect. They, there
fore, deem it their solemn duty to warn the coin
e munity against this contaminating influence,
which surely tends to lessen the truth of man
and the purity of woman.
The committee will publish a report of their
proceedings, together with the results of addi
tional investigations and other evidence inde
d pendent of the special cases submitted to them,
but bearing upon the subject of this stupendous
delusion. Signed-Benjamin Pierce chairman,
e L. S. Agassiz, B. A. Gould, Jr., E. N. llosford.
Cambridge, June 29, 1857.
Now, in regard to spiritualism, we have ncv
- er hesitated to express our belief, plainly and
s candidly, that it had no foundation or shadow
s of foundation, in the manner by which it sought
a to entrap the public confidence, and that it was
unworthy the acceptance ofmankind, from the
fact that it was ridiculous in its pretentions, and
most preposterous in the urueasonble demands
it made upon those who did im sincerity adopt
it. We are fully aware of the fact that there
r were hundreds, thousands, who were firm be
r lievers in the transmission of communications
o from departed spirits to the living, and we be
lieved they were honest in regard to it; but at
Sthe same time we need no stronger proof of
Stheir delusion, than to witness their credulity
in endorsing thie belief that spirits manifested
their presence and desires by rapping on floors,
Stable-lifting, chair-moving, &c. On the other
hand, we believe that two-thirds of what were
termed spiritual manifestations were produced
by frautd, and the oilther Ilhird depended on th.
Sdelusion of the senses of those who witn-essel
Aside from the fundamental principles of
our earth, controlling it miraculously, yet har
moniously,bearing their evidences open to every
sense with which mankind is endowed, we know
of no stronger test by which we can be govern
ed than that embodied in the simple rule "that
whatever is not reason is not enbitied to credi
bility," and we are willing to be so guided.
By it we may judge of the fallacy of Millerism,
knock cometary fancies into pieces, and travel
on unmolested by the thousand and one newly
hatched theories that are ever palmed off upon
those who are ceaselessly in search of the won
Iderful. We are aware that the defenders of
such vagaries are ever ready. to quote that the
same persecution has attended the discovery of
every new science; but we beg to remember
that, amid the millions of theories of the kind
that have been sprung upon mankind, the few
that have been perpetuated have depended on
reason and undeniable calculation, and have
given proofs of their existence that appealed
to the senses of mankind alike.
In regard to the Boston test case, we suppo ,
it will be said that this was a solitary case.-
We are willing to grant it; but it should be re
membered that the committee appointed were
gentlemen of the highest order of talent,occupy
ing most prominent positions in the public eye.
and those, too, who, had there been the slight
est,foundation for the theory advanced, would,
in their devotion to science, have hailed it as
a new path in the study to which they have
devoted their lives, and proclaimed it abroad
as such. They found it a delusion and de
In conclusion, we would remark that the con,
mittee are about to furnish a full report of the
trials made by the mediums, and we shall be
happy to lay the most important portion of it
before our readers. [Dollar Times.
By a steamboat explosion on a western river,
a passenger was thrown unhurt into the water,
and at once struck out lustily for the shore,
blowing like a porpoise all the while. tII
reached the bank almost exhausted, and wat
caught by a by-stander and drawn out pant-:
ing. "Well, old fellow," said his friend, "had
a ha time, eh?" "Ye-yes, pre-pretty bard,
coniderin'. Wasn'tdoin' it for my~,~; hough;
wasta .brkin' for one o' them institan offices
in New York. Got a policy on my life; and I
wante4 to save them. I iddh't care."