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VOLUE XVIII. FRANKLIN, PARISH OF ST. MARY, (ATTAKAPAS,) LOUISIANA .....APRIL 14, 1 S5. NUMBER 14.
THE POE TS' CORNER.
Wn ye lave as when P' Old I
When these ny dys are vanished,
When the charm of youth is fled,
Whe. the rosy bloom is vasished
Age frostiness instead
When the eye has lost its briiliance,
AsAb, e voice is weak and old,
Will i lose this heart surveillaue?
Will Obis _hve of thine grow c.id ?
Whe. these scenes of timid joyance
Tender words and loving smaes-
Aklternate with strange annoyance
In the round of worldly wales,
When these parting hours are over
And ou~ paths no more divide,
Cls.uged the name of maid and lover
es the huasnd annd the bride.
O6 t tha way seem dreafy,
m tb:: quiet path grow dull.
Ti lom thoun gav'st is weary,
And thou dia'st the heart too full?
Will these songs not then be needed ?
Will these fervent lips be cold
knd fond words no more be heeded,
O, thou loved one, when I'm old?
We are plighted-we are plighted,
In a fervent love sad true,
And we ander, heart-united,
With a ialprejust in view;
And in youth's brighthumme. weather
We are dreaming, each as one,
'That we side by side tWther
Through our earthly course will run.
W1e shall&tth grow old together,
I have wronged thy holy truth?
Th life's last and wintry weather
Wlhe asia iieamer youth;
Then t gently, gently guide me
Througa life's pathway bleak sad cold,
And I feel, whatever betile tae,
Thou wilt "lve me when I'm old."
Life's great duties allattended,
From this youth-time up to age,
Safe together -uy be ended
All our Work oa life's broad stage ;
Safely may we seep together
In the calm grave's qalet fold,
Then ascending, dwell forever
Where no being e'er grows old.
;s m m m m,
[From Diskes's Houeho.d Words.]
stresiu the IsbUas of Panama.
On October the 2nd, 1852, the packet
Sierra Nevada arrived from New York
at As.piwalI, the netvly-erected Ameri.
can city of the, Istlrnus, with about
two huadred pa1sengersrbound for Sanp
Fsreio.4i .giiwall,, a name given
to tbis infant settlemient in honor of
one of the ifrincipal ldirectors of this
line of sagmers, consists of forty or
fifty woroin houses run ufp at a trifling
expense in the midst of dense tropical
-v n, springing out of a low
mm swamp. It is situated about
six l eastof the old city of Cha.
gren and west of Portobello, in about
the most unhealthy s llon the coast;
here the Atlantici minus of the
ay is established.
e republic of New Granada, to
w.Mih this ditltry Ielongs, disputes
the rightof these Amiricans-and per.
hilps jly so--to name any pace in
their teritory without the t of
'itjir President and Congresi, onse
oZirttly they . i'ven this town the
,nae of "Cols fter the great dis
ivrer of theit . iry. rad refuse to
aekowledge eocumniit in which
theaew town iscalled by any
A motley erewd of passeers`
•fronm the Sierra Nevada, and
toti railway ilen the.
-t .,.2n deotebec,. iler,
owter of a Cali nsa with
.his fe, istand child here
:.a uAl jsz i,; ioether apots might
bey v d of frouch Inmbe smen
rfroe he forests of Maine, going
tto 4see -.Ilfeortnes in the far west ;
Ne19 York tradesmen and merchants
a1sete ~friends, or. to attend to
in San Fraonissooi broken
l4liers from the Mexican war
on nousiness at all; an gin
er ith his old father, a septeagena.
id large fami.iy; a party of Eng.
* eg ed to work a silver mine
I It nsoft i-tiSierra Nevada;
Swith a daguerreotype
id to th "dig. i
frtdine previous to 1
yt many thers all
o g . re . i h. on- 1
a j!S ii g each a
l as rei he whistle 1
t!t*i. stated, anld away we
r t tphi h tiealist r
". dtVff getation rises I
,,sier agZ be conerded
, beee ps's of every de. I
ymrin. lI hues, pb
e m r rkind of paop&rlea
ver w a
updf U t tix l
ita s, the , ii
struggling for luggage, amidst the
shrieks and execrations of unprotected
females, long bearded adventurers,
bowie-knifed Americans. and "one
English gentleman," under a blazing
sun, and in a swamp of rotten mud,
which presents itself in the place of a
platform to the Barbacoas station, we
at length assembled-a party of nine
men, three women, and seven children
-is a long flat bottomed boat covered
over with a wooden awning. and com
mitted our lives and fortunes to the
care of Chagres boatmen. The cur
rent rues with great rapidity, and the
men punt the boats against the stream
with long poles, by thrusting as they
walk along a ledge round the sides of
the boat, like bargemen in-our own
narrow rivers. Six of these convey
ances'left Barbacoas and began to work
their slow and whary way up the river,
which is bounded on either side by
densely tangled tropical forests, among
which thousands of butterflies and
humming-birds, of the most brilliant
colors, disport themselves in the rays
of the sun, while flocks of noisy prto
quets fly about in every directiontamong
the higher branches of the trees. We:
had a Texan in the boat, who had been
,in many " horrid and dismal places,"
but anything to equal this "tar-nation
Isthmmus" he had never seen. " It was
pretty tolerable cool," he told us, "in
the march of the American army
through the ' tiera caliente ' in Mexico,
when leaving his banner floating over
the walls of Vera Cruz, he proudly
marched under Gen. Twiggs; but no
iag there, aguld show a candle to this
here river." Twice this gentleman
took out his revolver, and threatened to
shoot the. boatmen: "There are three
of you, and I've got a six-shooter, so
by-, if you don't move faster i'll fix
you." He had, in short, drank a great
deal too much aguardiente. and previ
ous to resigning himself into the arms
of Morpheus, he infor d.- us that the
proudest trophy hangiig in the Capitol
of Washington was taken by him in
the battlerof Cerro Gordo. "I was en
trusted, liir," said he, '" by Col. Irvine,
of our U. S. army, with taking prisoner
Santa Anna-and, by the everlasten
thunder, if hehadn't been made of cast
iron and worked by a high pressure
engine, I would have taken him! First
of all strangers, you oughter know that
havii five four-pounder field pieces,
and no carriages, I loaded 'em, and
lashed 'em on to five old mules. Then,
turning the tails of them five critters
to the enemy, I fired at old Santa An
's.carriage, and' he re-c sent the
-les fourteen fed in h tal dis
4ro s aid 3piFoddm e a de.
May I fall dead down, and neva re
cuberated, if I lie! Then chargqbg up
the hill, I walked into old Santa Anna's
carriage, just as he mouq d a horse
and escaped, while I satitnd had six
shotslh him, all of which jebounded
off his back. ' Well,' says theiolonel.
coming up, 'where's your prisoner?'
Says I! 'he's more than mortal, colo
nel, he's nowhere in partickler; but
here is a part of of him,' says I-hold
ing up his wooden leg; and by the
Tarnal, gentlemen, that same leg of
lui ber hangs as a trophy in the Capi
tq- of Washington, and is overshadowed
by that banner which wares on every
sea, and can whip the bald world in
arms." Our friend shortly afterwards
fell asleep: and after having stemmed
the current for six miles, we at length
arrived at Gorg4. a miserable vil
lage, where it is necessary to pass the
eight, as it is dangerous to face the
he dry season there is a road of
y-three miles from hence to
nama, bat at this time of year it is
impassible, and we were obliged to gt
eight miles f up to Cruces, ani
from the r the hills, a distance
of twent Iles, to our destina.
tion. Got does of a collection
of hots wit igh etnical palm leaf
roofs, on a jrn of the river; and
boasts of two 4tels, the American and
the St. Lquis, where travellers are sup
plied with brandy, pk, and molasses,
mosquitoes, and imocks at exoibi.
tent prices. *
The night passed, off slowly and
wearily-the steerers 4d nearly all
the boatmen got drank Californians
cnrved and prowled a h y
ing to pick quarrels, thlt
the blacks fought each otfl Ti g
knives, and no slept Aength
the early dawn ared, and withi
a dense, yellow, fever-Ilo mi
arqse from the teemi s
the seedy boatmen ha their les,
pnd 'gain we began to move at snails
-e up the river, with the current in
reasie rapidlylvery bile, and the
heavy dws d f around us, and
'soakin a throu and through. This
was a leg eight miles; nearly all in
the boat had been carousing at Gorgo.
-iaead eljheavy in the morning; and
it rWta iw o nsiderable joy that
we rbt oldesbationa.s seven
ahours f ingl Gorgona.
ist.s of aboat one hundred
tu anged along a dirty street,
wdeed with mules, and steamauod
liquid filth. Of the hotels in this ton,
best is American ; but the best
g merely a long hut,
and narrow deal ta
when for twenty-four
hours the oen awning of a wretch
ed boq has blea onesoaly, proteotion
flam the fiee aaday au,4ad mern
ing andeveaing dews, in the tropics,
such a shelter appears a perfect haven
gmst in ooe.uario
retwsen Cues1 and ai9, A&.
tane of twenty-eight m ll rem are
iral LAnican taa com
io who gia teitrvel lr a orece t
into the latterbity. The tod it so mu.
utterably bad that it becomes quite as
much as any one can do to carry him
self, so that the luggage must necessa
rily be left to the tender mercies of
these sharks, who frequently detain it
a week on the road. Tabor and Per
kins, Hurt4o y Hermanos, Augustin
Perez, Hennrque and Woolsey, and Jose
Secundo, are the most notorious, but
which to select among those for faith
fulness and honesty would surpass the
keenest penetration. The road, so
called, from Cruces to what is termed
the half-way house, a distance of fif
teen miles, is perhaps the the most exe
crable in the world. Sometimes double
distilled sloughs of despond, composed
of black mud five feet deep gat others,
great stones, eight inches apart, sharp
ened and stuck upon end, all over the
road; then log tows of wooden sleep
ers, placed in every conceivable posi
tion except the rigl4one; now the
road would wind up steep acclivities;
then follow the bed of a mountain tor
rent, about two feet broad, with the
rocks rising perpendicularly on either
side; and the whole passing through a
matted and impenetrable tropical for
est. 0 ,
Aber numberless diiasters and diffi
cultfeaad been surmounted, cur party
at length arrived at the sign of The
Elephant, a long hut situated on the
edge of a mass of black mui. five feet
and a half deep, still retaining the
name of a road, and surroundrli by
thickly tangled forest. From e,
having been charged two dollars or a
cup of tea, we again proceeded through
the same unmitigated swamps, until
in about two houu, we were overtaken
'by one of the heavy tropical showers
of rain, steady, incessant, and perpen
dicular. We worked slowly and dis
piritedly on. The path had, by this
time, been converted into a foaming,
roaring torrent; frequently, where the
.rocks were steep, ascending into the
dignity of a waterfall; and against
this the stubborn mules lpd to force
their way. At length, when the night
had become thoroughly dark, we passed
down a rocky pathway, and reached
the welcome half-way house. Like the
other h6bses of entertainment for man
and beast, this was a long hut divided
into three parts,-the bar, the eating
room, and the sleeping room, unceiled
of course, and the roof inhabited by
spiders with massive cobwebs, scorpi
ons, centipedes, and lizards.
In this delectable abode, situated in
the midst of a dismal forest, rising from
a reeking morass, about forty drenched
mortals congregated. After a scanty
but very expensive sapper, and after
myn.hiringa blanuost had towel as tem
porary eventng cdstume, we assemblet
in tle long sleepipg room. This was
indeed a curiosity! Three tiers of
bunks, as in a-steam packet, lined the
walls, while tlUbodv of the room was
filled up with a row of hammocks and
in this closely crowded lodging a mot
ley crew of colonels and Cali orniasp,
loafers and lumberers, su ndlert' d
sailors, merchants and m.sderers, with
other travellers of all ages and sexes,
were to be accommodated. The sing
ing of mgsquitoes, lizards, and 1qSul.
frogs, kept up far too lively q concert
to allow of sleep to any of us. One
gentleman diverted himself Ty plaja g
-t "blind hookey" with the l.aord,
and lost five hundred dollarss hers
roared sentintental sags an d ike
most murderously. _- T
It was the peculiar 'characte(stic of1
some of these gentj that, withdet
having a cent in tN iY ockets, they
were enabled to hire mules, eat sum
and drink liquor with tl best. -e
indi idual informed us 4hat in "he
neibitorhood of the city bf Per lq
-State of Iowa-he realized eigl.`
rq and fifty-seven dollars by Sbit
in" t great Iroquois I-Woldp,.Jp
materii. " at two dimes admittance.
This *'onderfnl animal he described sa
being formed by procuring a dray bore,
cutting off his ears close, ashvi~is
forehead and hind quarters, and cuyl
ing ip the rest of his hair backwards.
On A other occasion he got his pasqage
cheap agreeiag to allow the eaptiin
to sell m for a term of five years, on
arrival at San Francisco; the transac.
a was acordingly oompletel, and
the pain made a " andsome reali
zati When, h 'gver, the worthy
ed overo his'ew master,
i-Nowsir I gueseypdll find
moe thhardest piebe of ;moklality yo
li.* is. EW- 11L the
r a , matdy of whom
shared our bedoha her. were easy to
recognie; long tangled hair, beard and
moustache; sunken ggard cheeks
blear es, and hat faces: a red
shirt omad brimited. Mt, revolver in
tlr ust, long bowie knife in the.belt,
ga trotrs, and high boots.
-In slc mphEay eur second night on
thelsthm s passed sway slowly enou h
I was unable to sleep, beoaun one
sie-rof my hammock were ' isy
KMLtelkian and a talkative sea& in
hnd on the other a ggntlmeana
New York; who every dvreminW
formed the public generally.:
twanging void, that " his re i<
at all cock, and th e firs
tonehed his ham m ld
away withbat kioki Ne
he was lowered. ws in the
the night, aid ~~ fitly ea nt
his revolver th times, teo imai
neat dangerof my life ; 1it th llets
lauckily lodged the a o el?.
Day at leng ro.., potting_
ear hlf-driedcothei w an moura
ed thejaded males, continued *
Slong q the we torrent
harils and hadis.
fly, howrever, this dismal
slough assumed the appearance of a
bridle-path; fields of Indian corn and
pasture land arose in place of the dense
forest; the bridle-path became a road,
and at length the clear blue Pacific
burst upon our view, with many ver
dant islets embosomed on its azure
depths. We trotted through a suburb,
passed under the old gate, and entered
the city of Panama.
The old city of Panama is bounded
on three sides by the sea, and sur
rounded by a wall preserved with great
care, with a ditch and two bastions on
the land side. In the centre of t4te
town is the Plaza, with an old c:athe.
dral on one side, and the State House
on the other; and through the town
runs the "Calle de las Monjas." or
what is now called by the Americans,
4Mnt street. It consists of old-fash
ioned Spanish houses, with broad ver
andahs, and folding doors instead of
windows; which a few years ago looked
sedate and sleepy enough, no doubt;
but a strange metamorphosis has come
-over the old town. Now glaring red
and gilt sign-boards hang across the
street in every direction. One large
house, formerly inhabited by a haughty
Spanish Don, is now covered with
every fanciful description of parti-eol
ored notice of entertainment. A blue
sign-post inscribed American Hotel in
bright red hangs from one story; Ame
rican Hotel in white is painted over an
other; and Ice, Egg Nogg, Good Lodg
ing, Brandy Smashes, Cheap Board, are
painted in every conceivable vacant
spot all over the house. This splendid
establishment is warranted to hold two
hundred and forty travellers, princi
pally in a long room, lined on both
sides with three tiers of benches, and
a table down the middle, on which six
and-thirty people usually sleep, there
in a row. There are seven other hotels
in this street for the accommodation of
Cali!brnian emigrants, besides three
restaurants, and as many newspaper
offices, all of which cover their houses
with sign-boards of all colors and di
mensions. The town is enlightened by
Echo, the Star, and the Herald, con
taining information from California,
South America, the States, and Europe.
The editors seem to quarrel among
themselves much less than is usually
the case in so small a community-the
wea her perhaps is too hot, and' the
cliinte too enervating, for so heating
The present Panama, however, is
not the same city which sent forth the
savage swineherd with his bloodthirsty
crew to uproot and destroy the once glo
rious and happy empire sf the Incas.
Pizarro did tint eouip his epeaditill
nor did he, Almagro, anta Luqie pol
:lote the blessed sacrament by their
wicked compast in this city. Old Parf
ma, noW a miserable ruin about six
milesa down the coast, was deserted
aber Morgan and his buccaneers had
crossed the Isthmus, sacked the town,
and murdered every man, woman and
chilt'within its precincts. A moulder
ing heap of stones overgrown' with
cred.ors in a potilen ial swamp, is all
that remains of'th proud city, the
q .of the Pacific . nd one of the
test jewels in the Castillian crown;
w.whose port tho e vessels sailed,
wh commander overthrew the most
clized empire in, the, Neil World,
d the vice-rel province" of Peru
e overgrown tminions pf Spa.
and loaded a happy and indostrious
people with the chdins &i slavery.
After the daitr cion of old Panama bl y
Morr! . rmer site was d4serte ,
an new tn built, wllere it noc
star ; abut x miles west of the
mane l. "t pos . The. anchorage is
blt and indonvenient for shipping, so
hat vdksels usually lie off an island
balled Toboga, aebot ten. mile# .b
panama, wbire on our arrival were
two eatmese lying bound for California
-te en Gate and the Winfiel
ooging to rival companies.
In a re were still many of
theIpahge'ta belonging ti the Illinois,
-hiaean whieh h p ceded opr
wh fI'aae had ya t over ae
the di ulties o gCrnees road.
Our' n 1l Wl aJlers continued
to arriv fduring remainder of th
y on which we hadAjached the en,
our toilsome jouriiey Covered witi
dpddorn out ithfati e,laneh,
men, 0dW iden iur
gate of tlhe ci y had mn
ta=ble .ortes; had f
isilnleje a tei,;' thr
obligedtIae his, over his
black tU and f it for the
the ray; a lady adbad er o
watch stolen in one of the ?illaos
huts on the road; oneioor woman died
from elthaustion, caused by fatigue, tie
day aer leer seial in Panama; a
anoth lost her baby. aa
" tl, however, they all arrimd;
on t lo-wing day tha luggagee.
agat pime' in; and on October she
e .li. olden Gate sailed for San
hnhisco with the majority of the pas
suagers of the Sierra Nevada. M
boweverwere left behind, not ha
received their luggage, or not pos
ing he needful to pay for their passage.
Si'he seented to be at no loss,i.ad soon
set to work a ding to their various
evi trr5 r ish their exhausted
.ilut~ One old fellowrom Phila.
-hhlah~- d ~ a room, and domme
tileAle dhis infallible cure fofr
enaVy; aalifarnian got a mule and
cart, either by tfir mepanoso foal (the
lac, probably) and -Spplied the re
starants with spring water; an her
got 4mployaent as a compositor i the
rmaltd office; a purth ardertook to
i*ewauat the French hotel.
Suehi is the present route aleross the
hstbmusof Panama. Its existence will
be'very briefor" those conveniences!
will soon 'give way to the comfort and
rapidity of a railroad; travellers will
make the transit at a quarter of the
present cost, immensely increased num
bers of passengers will move towards
the west, and greater quantities of gold
will be poured into the Exchequer of
the republic of New Grenada, which
charges two dollars and a half, as head
tax, on every individual who passes
Already do the Californians call the
States bordering on the Atlantic the
. old country;" already may we per
ceive sure signs of the future strength
and power of this young giant. A net
work of railways will soon spread it
self over the splendid country between
the Sierra Nevada and the sea; cities
will rise up in the now wooded soli
tudes; and steamers will connect Cali
fornia with every part of the world.
TIHE undersigned (of the late firm of S. Hul
I burt A Co.,) will continue the GENERAL
COMMISSION BUSINESS in his own name
and upon his own account.
[ MR. ISAAC A. TUTTLE, of the Pa
rish of St. Mary, La., is authorized to act as
Agent in Louisiana, and will make advances on
all consignments to my address.
S. G. HAND,
No. 101 Smith's Wharf.
Baltimore, Oct. 1. :852.--40-6m.
C. H. MINGE & CO.,
Refer to RICuARD WILKINS, Franklin, La.
7 We will accept, payable in New Or
leans at sixty days, for half the market value of
Sugar or Molasses, accompanied by bill of
lading and invoice.
N. B.-Shipnmiats to us covered blinsurance.
[44-6-n] C. H. MINGE & CO.
3. SANDS. LOUIS DUIAND
SANDS & CO.,
[fl Particular attention given to the sale of
Sugar and Molasses. All consignments to us
are covered by insurance. 45-6m
J H. MORRISON & CO., lVkowlesal Gro
Srars, No. 1, corner of Canaland Customhouse
streets, New Orleans. A large and general as
sortment of GROCERIES for sale for cash or
~7" Country merchants and planters are re
spectfully invited to give as a call. 1-ly
KENNEDY & FOSTER,
No. 75 Teo0upitoulas street,
H AVING transidred. er business to the
house of KEN toDY FOSTER, all ioansign
s¶'*r'ma our ý to1fa'.iI
be under the manager~ nt id receive fsundi
vided personal attentiia of JAS. B. .IER,
who.is also aouthorized to settle the affars of the
late firm of WITeER & BROTHER.
JAMES B. 'ITTER,
B: M. WITTER.
New Orleans. Sept. 1, 1852. ,
BENJAMIN F. S.ELDS & CO.,
Com lon Merchanti & Sugar Bro.~,
No. 66 Magazine Street,
Refcren.es-Messrs. Carlin, Parish
" . & N. Corney, of
Capt. A. L. Fields, St.Mary,
49-6nm John L. ludgenassq. La.
BENJAMIN F. SHIEl.Sr& CIE..
ET POURTIERSTo S ~a.
Aue Magasin, No. 60
NOUVELLE OR N.
S adressj a-MM. Carlin,
4 0. & N. Corney,
Capt A. L. Fields, War. ,
John'S . Hndgen,
7biing Matera s & Naval .Ieri
Cohstantly on hand and Aor sale in lots,
to suit purchasers-such as L"t e-.
ment, Plaster of Paris, Tar, Pi
in,A rud ain spirits of turpentine, Ph ng
Hair, Oaktum, Fire Bricks, and Building Mate
.B.-Particular attention is directed to as
- sgar Lire, superior to any in th=
7 CGountry grders promptly filled, at the
lowest m t rates.
B.BACON, 10 Gravier street,
(bet en Tchoupitodlas and New Levee)
4 1 . Ntw ORLEANS.
pb1ALL. E. W. RODD.
A.- [J. & RODD,
-mmissioIMl 0orwarding Mfershants,
No. 4 Front Levee,
(6S s Custonmhouse and Bienvilles ts.)
I'-IVE their particular and personal attention
IL to the sale of Sgar, Mola.ses and Cotton,
i.~s l as to the puahase of PMntatinr Sup
SGroceries, a 5, 83.
inew Orleans, Jan. 25, 1853.
92t CAM. STRPPT. .:0
,2 ....NEW ORL4aNS ... 92
MA*IJ TTE a NIMMO,
-mly, Boat tatd Ship Stores,
* Of EverytDescription.
CHO ~ BUTTER, Cheese, Teas, Sugars,
S , RCice, FlouryHams, Pork, Beef, Ba
con, Rai ns. Currants, Figs, Candies;
I , Boston, Sadl and Butte, Biscuits ; Pickles
P. ves, Soap, Starch, die., together with
m.d Brandies, Wises, Liquors, &c., in
quantities to suit purchasers.
01' Nuts and Fruits of all kinds. lO-'Jm
No. 57 CGaMP STaZE
PAPER AND STATIONERY
Of every descriptio~
layil- Cardsn Prite and
PRINTING I i
BLANK BOOES OF A 'tNDB
Anda wgon of
Foreign s@ ",
Adapted to every ranch of the trade.
HENRY L. POTTER,
4 No. 37 Camp street, New Orleans.
Bridgewater Paint CompaJ.s
I HAVE been appointed Agent for the county
of Attakapas, for the sale of the above Paint.
It can be had of me in any quantitieseither dry
or in oil, at Pattersonville; of William P. Allen,
Franklin; or of John Devalcourt, New Iberia.
C. B. G. WHELDEN.
Pattersonville, Sept.10, 18152.
Certifcate of Capt. St. Clair Thomasou
of the steamer 3Magnolaa.
Having painted the hurricane deck of the
passenger steamer " Magnolia," under my com
mand, with the Bridgewater Paint, I cheerfully
recommend it for its impervious qualities, and
have no hesitation in pronouncing it superior, in
nmy judgment to any mineral paint before the
public, and believe it to be a certain proteetisa
against the effects of sparks and rinders. I has
also proved entirely waterproof on my decks
after three months use. ST. C. THnoxASSON.
New Orleans, Dec. 2. 1851
Certificate of Capt. William Brown, of tik
I have 'ised the Bridgewater Paint, for which
Messrs. GT. C. Robert & Co., are agents, on the
hurricane deck of the towboat "Porpoise."
The paint has been on about three months, and
sparks and cinders constantly falling upon it has
had no effect whatever. In about four weeks it
became a perfect slate, and I am satisfied of its
possessing all the qualities necessary to insure it
a certain protection against the effects of sparks
and cinders. I confidently recommend the
Bridgewater paint for the purpose set forth in
the Agent's circular. Wx. BRowx.
New Orleans, Feb. 4, 1852.
Certificate of the Managers an.l Agests of
Losrisaana Dry Dock Copr
Having had the Louisiana Dry Dog painted
with the.Bridgewater Paint, and d . merits
thoroughly tested, we fully concur in.ipinion
with Capt. Thomasson. of the Magaolir,s
Capt. Brown of the Porpoise. We chlsef
recommend said paint as a superior article.
HUGHES, VALLETT& T ABonAs. L. D;D.
J. P. WHITNEY & Co.; agens.
New Orleans, Feb. 4, 1..
Certificate of Joseph Benson, Painter.
I have used the Bridgewater Paint for the past
five months on brick and plastered buildings,
and on tin, shingle and canvass roofs, and in
every instance it has given the fullest satisfra
tion. From tests and experiments made ...der
my immediate direction, I can testify to its belngi
proof against effects of sparks and cinders, and
protection against leaks. I consider it far supe
rior to any mineral paint I have ever sees, and
invaluable for all out-door purposes-possessang
qualities that particularly recommnd.it for use,
in a southern climate. JOSEPn BDeNSON.
New Orleans, Feb. 6, 1852.
Certificate of John F. Miller, of Attakepos.
In July last I was induced to apply the Bridge.
water mineral Paint to my Sugar-House, and in
every respect it has exceeded my expectations,
and the representations made by the Agents,
Messrs. G. C. Robert & Co. I cheerfully add
my testimony to the numerous ones embraced
in the Agent's circular, and recomimend the
sage to planters and others, as the best fire and
water protector I have ener known. Where I
have applied it, it has been eiposed to the sun
since last July, and has neither blisterei nor
New bri,. 16, 182.
,New Theriai;ttakapar., 1 16, 1852.
Utrierrtte~s' Cartiica. .
,.'e undersigned underwriters, having confi
la the Bridgewater Paint, for the coverrin
ee roofs and frame buildimgs will at all
as give those fire risks a preferente wherm
the Brdgewater paint is used.
L. MAT'TUWS, Ag't Sun Mutual lis. Cr.
THOS. A. ADAxs, Pres. Crescent Mut'l "
EDw. OGDF.N, Agent General Mutual "
A. BRQTaHE,. Pres. Homo Mut'l Ina.
Jolra PEMBSRTON, Pgs. ,Mercisnt
J. M. LAPREYRE, Prod: Nq.. Imns
CHAS. MIGGS, Ag't L'poooL'lon "
SAM'L. As-TON, Ag't 131. Mutual
The *ttention of the publie ii a rly di
rected to the followin . edatims of soar..e
of our nmost p naine sive commnein: I
firms. The interest 1't) e°- 3 .sbi~i " hf
tor is so clearly identij. ihat-of tid.
plantir, that it would be super.us to mnre
than point to the annexed coma :
We, the undersigned Cotton Faetors and Con -
mission Merchants, do cheerfully ,eoq*d .1
ate Bridgewater Ppt for the purpl .et ror'h
In the Agent's Circular; and belel Coi. e ari
serving the interests etiaites. by ii0g their
attention to Its aeculoien8t are sting .5*Or ies
qualities. o '
PAYNE 4IAR tISO
Wart tt~oth: wl ma e.o
r GEO. M. P TARD
HILL, ~ i. A N i&t
WARD & JotAs.
BUCHANAN, ýARLOLL & CO.
M. GREENWOOD & CO.
In addition to the testimonialsn (wei are
sufficient to convince the most incredinlogef its
superior protective qualities) the Agents have
in their possesison nuie s certificiates from
parties at u o th, wle inmay be seen on
application *r office, among i are tthose
of Brevet. ol. a. H. Taloot; eirk
Arsenal; r. S. Smith, Lit s Qaarter.
master, U. & Military Aeleg West Poist;
Oliver H. Lee, late superinten nt -(ow Sars
tary) of the Hudson Raver Rail Road Capcay ;
D. C. Cullom, Assistant Engineer; l uck
and Erie Railrol. &c., &c. t'
Cararfe Manuairy & ippag.
T]t subscriber has his
shol the new b.il' sin
itr,, early oppmrite t-.n aill o[
Capt. Gates. where he will at ill times be pre
pared to exyeute with neataess and desCitch all
work instri ted to him.
His .stock of materials is complete and well
selected, andl he has in his employ . orhden of
experience in the several branches of the busi
Thankful for the liberal patronage heretofore
extended to him by the citizens of St. Mary, the
subscriber hopes, by diligent attentioe to his
business, goodworkmanship lad very Moderate
charges, to merit its continuance.
Franklin, J)g, 10, 18dO!
Crts, WaU ,s, Ac.
derera 'bm tfor Baa
G Littler Weei.g, Va.)
qw,1i recewqc, .I4ý soon. as asvigation
is practicxatI., ant assorftnenk of $alantaoD Carts,
Waosg, Wbeel-Barrows, and other articles of
their manufacioje. Orders are tsapectfufy so
lcited, and wil be prompytbt y attnd to.
Jeanere S .1 2.
CFXIAR TO$dCO "Thebest in
UININE, orphinC;IComel, seeeles,&c
Q, of *bl~ole" a~ nd resat the NewAc Orleans
prices. IC. RABE._
N EW FRENCH PERFUMERY - Jost
received, for sale at my shop C. RABE.