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VOLIUIME XVIII. .AFNKLI, PARISH OF ST. ImIAIY, (ATTAKAPAS,) LOUISIANA.....APRIL 91, I83. NUIIBER 15.
THE POETS' CORNER.
NOT IN.....DY ALrCE CAREY.
She waited in the drawing room,
4Good Mrs. Mabel Moore;
Si flounces of a pretty lace
Were on the dress she wore;
Upon her boson a French rose;
And on her cap some satin bows.
One little foot just peeped without
Her petticoat so white;
Her hair, a little gray 'tis true,
Was put in curl, and bright;
And sweet her glances shone around,
As if some good thing she had found.
The clock was on the stroke of eight,
And still she sat apart,
Now listening close, and laying now
One hand upon her heart;
And toying with her curls and rings,
And doing other girlish things.
SAt length a step was heard, and then,
A ringing at the door
"'Five miutes and a half too soon,"
Said Mrs. Mabel Moore.
Then to her maid-" It is no sin,
'Go quick, and say I am not in."
" For if he loves me as he says,
He eaD afford to wait,
And come again precisely at
Five minutes after eight.
My nerves are really quite unstrung,
So very earnestly he rung."
But true love never did run smooth,
As oftentimes is told,
Ad when the door was opened wide,
And shivering in the cold,
Thad behgdh' expected guest, '
M ald rteseyed her best;
Idhim with a grace as sweet
' she craved a boon,
Her mistress had declared it was
A little bit too soon;
And that she thought it was no sin
To send him word she was not in.
" Aye, very well," the guest replied,
"In truth I make no doubt,
That whether she be in or no,
I've sarely found her out !"
And she who seat him from thedoor
Remaineth Mrs. Mabel Moore.
0 DIll I nnnmnrai mnm
8SELECTE L.
Catchlg a Resumrectioist.
It was early one morning, late in the
Aetemn, that one of the fine steamers
that ply betwbenthe " City of Notions"
and the Kennebee, was just leaviagter
moorings on that river for her last
trip of the season. The weather was
s.harp and blustering, and many an old
nhaabiant prognosticated that t would
net be many tlays -bef Jack Frost
would put.a stop to all frther naviga
tion on that stream, for a season at
least.
At Idngth, the last passenger was on
boar, the last bell was rang. the eang
plaui.drawn aboard, and with a heavy
ighi the engine commenced its labors.
the wheels revolved aroand. sending a
rush of gleaming foam behind them.
irtd the steamer slowly moved from the
llharf. The air being chilly and un
poinfortable,. de more so by a brisk
breeze t lsengers, as with one ac
cor1. nff t-hel decks and gathered
,sWid:_i fire that was glowing in an
peyIttvde in a saloon. They were but
few in number. some ten or twelve
only; all tray veig upon some mission
of ,btsiness, a otUof that variety whioh
le usually fiuds upon steamboats or
is railroad 'aws The party was also
-osueeased by the arrival of two ladies,
dth only female passeagers aB board,
who disposed themselves in various
seats with their husbands or friends.
A$eic sitting .. a momeate. in si
pee, the genial ]bat from tie:fite
seemed to warmt the company into so
.ial converse, and after passing a few
rmarks ean the weather, the price
-.Clajt4 r " similar topics, the con
Supon an outrage that
.ti:tmittl a few nights be
fore, im the town they had just left.
Severa of the passengers were inhabi
0t the town, n.d w.ve all the de
Sef.e afair in tier possession,
qis giving his own opinion of the
s at a few nights previos,
of a ehild that had been re
tit bad b.eeu opened by
some es tini , and the body
WaiW *alaboser, whose cus
Soresr the gaveyard, as
eatluy every morning to his
i.tht e grave had
ad lgave immediate
t. the grave was ex
apd t.o be despoiled.
The safr a be supposed, ore
a ,more particu
Ur sa utsl w ere , o f
a4 raeward
Spassengers
ari'dgi
- t before ~at, ~- " iltearly
a themaker-, at
fal
haats.a
"Shouldn't wonder," mused the Yan
kee.
By this time the boat was nearing
another town, the last stopping place
previous to arrival in Boston.
Thee were several packages of
freight upon the wharf, and two shiver
ing individuals watching them: the
boat was moored to the wharf, and the
freight transferred to her, when, just as
the last bale was being brought on
board, an exclamation from the fat pas
senger brought all the rest to the win
dow of the saloon.
" Look," said he, "there's he man I
spoke of, that stopped at the - Hotel."
The person alluded to was walking
rapidly down the wharf. He was a tall
and rather spare figure, long face,
adorned by a slight goatee, but with
eyes that glittered with restless fire.
and showed that something more than
usual was concealed under his serious
countenance. He was dressed in a sort
of drab suit of a singular cut, not Qua
kerish, but old, and wore a round, visor
less cap trimmed with fur. In his
hand he carried a long green bag, con
taining something of about three feet
in length by one or one and a half in
breadth.
" That bag is just the size," suggested
one.
" He looks like a doctor," said an
other.
"Cussed body-snatcher," added the
tall man.
"Do you think he's g-g-go-got the
child in that b-b-b-b--a-a-.g " asked a
stutterer who had not until now spoken.
This question caused a universal
shudder, especially among the ladies.
Several of the gentlemen were sud
denly seized with a desire to go upon
deck and breathe the air, as the subject
of their conversation had now reached
the boat and come on board.
He had scarcely stepped on deck be.
fore he encountered some six or eight
pair of eyes gazing intently at him
from as many corners'Ethis, however,
he did ri seem to rind much, but
shrugg thi shoulders, he turned to
the stemi , handed him the bag he
carried, and bade the sable functionary
take thle greatest care of it, keep it dry
and carefully disposed, adding that, as
a remunerattgq for such care, a half
dollar would, in all probability, be
placed at his disposal.
Seeing this' care of the mysterious
bag. the passengers exchanged signi
cant looks, while the subject of the re
mark walked quietly into the saloon,
and, to,their horror and amazement,
seated himself before the stove in their
`ery midst. The circle Was immedi
ately widened as by common consent.
Glances of distrust wei* exchpgped
between the passengers, while fthe in
dividual in drab, casting an inquiring
look around, suggested that ":it was a
cold day."
no one answered except W stutterer
who, after a desperate effort, replied
" Yes, and then relapse into silence,
frightened apparently, e'en at the
sound himselt had Anade."
*' You were at-.a few nights since,
doctor, were you not ?" at length haz
arded the fat passenger.
"Yes,' replied the man in buff with
a queer smile playing around his
mouth. " and." added he with a yawn,
"I was obliged to be up rather late.
too."
A wink here passed between the fat
passenger and the Yankee, who was
standing by with eyes, mouth and ears
wide open.
-There are some things, sir. which
areaoutrages, and which civilized men
wit not in this enlightened age tamely
uffer," pursued the fat individual,
growing warm and grandilloquent.
'; Sir, you don't say so ?" was the r.
ply of the stranger, with a look of i t
quiry.
"To cut the matter short, sir, there
is, or rather-wag, a beautiful child"-
"Y-y-yes, sir," interrupted the stut
terer, who with the rest was gathering
around the stranger, "there is a b-b
be-be."
" Bell for dinner, sir," said the
stranger, as it soun ed, and the voice
of an Ethiopian saluted their ears
with
"Genelum as wishes for dinner,
please walk down in de for'ard cab'n."
As the stranger arose, there was an
other instinctive drawing back Trom
him; even the stout, six footer son of
Maine stood aloof. The stranger, how
ever, seemed to take note of it, but his
eye twinkled, and his brain was evi
dently working with sorb busy scheme.
At length, all were seated around the
dinner table. As we said before, the
number of passengers was small ythey
were not more than fifteen in number
and, as they sat d4wn to the well-spread
board, they seemed, in a measure, to
get over the frigidity which the arri
val of the man in buff had caused.
The fat-passenger undertook to carve a
turkey, tit, after an unsuccessful effort,
he resigted it to thestranger, who said
. woeki dissect it.n
.Ms auother signiiceant wink passed
S the Ytaike and the fat pas.
S ate quit professional it r
remarks, doctor."
"Sir ?. stitthe stranger, in a tone of
atonishmeat; and thee, as if suddenly
voeebtHot himself, and with that pe
etsdi ietupon his lip, he remarked
-Yes~ I was always thought rqj at
c.Usag apPi -
This anawesnemetm ' ebrooh~t f6rth a
Lo·rdysiap a ý .r'Wat an ol&lady, sad
a onvulmive but i tanueeessive attempt
s awarnmt.k bly thae stMterw
: o'lake a ione, sir-a lP 1on
Aethe- tr gr, helpiang his neigh
etime aifl f wr, oeae p.lilid e.on
denbee the tw o w~isch he
felt in bdanrisear aica antwi made no
more of cutting up a human being
than he would of carving a turkey.
": Take another po-p.po-potato, sir ?"
said the stuttering man, with a desper
ate effort to be polite.
"No, I thank you, sir; where we are
all inclined to be grave-one is a dose,"
said the stranger, pointing to a huge
murphy on his plate.
* He must be the man," whispered a
passenger to the Yankee.
"No doubt of it," said the individual.
"One hundred dollars a sight, by
jingo! after dinner I'll him."
The dinner passed off without much
further interruption, no one alluding to
the stranger except the Yankee, who
whispered that " he had seen that doc
tor somewhere, but darned if he could
tell where, but his voice sounded natu
ral as life."
After the more substantial viands had
been disc ussed, and the passengers
were ticking over a few nuts and rai
sins by way of dessert, jokes, witticisms,
and stories were told by one and an
other, but none equalled those of the
stranger; whenever he opened his
mouth the corruscation of wit and hu
mor that flowed therefrom "kept the
table in a roar';" even the brawny
lum*rman and speculative Yankee
joined heartily in the laugh.
At length a song was proposed; one
individual was asked, then another, and
another without avail: at length one
suggested that perhaps the doctor could
sing. On requesting that individual,
he modestly answered that he sung a
little, and, on being pressed, promised
in a few moments, to comply: and,
calling one of the waiters to him, he
whispered something in his ear.
The waiter disappeared, and in a short
time returned, bringing the long green
bag of the stranger, which had excited
so much curiosity; at the sight of
which, the sturdy fellow who sat next
to the stranger turned ghastly pale, the
fat man gasped for breath, while the
under-jaw of the Yankee dropped like
the swinging open of a barn-door.
'I will now," began the doctor, be
ginning to unfasten the bag, "I will in
troduce a subject which"
At these magic words, the brawny
fellow who sat next to him sprang from
the table as though struck by lightning,
overturning a water pitcher in his pro
gress and deluging the lap of a pas
senger with its contents; the Yankee's
eyes stood out like a lobster's; an
old lady fainted, and the visage of the
fat man changed from red to purple,
and from purple to a dingy lead color.
The stranger paused, while that sin
gular, and, the passengers thought,
now demoniac smile, wreathed his lip.
" Sir," said one of the passengers,
" this can't be suffered"
" No !" ejaculated the fat man, "this
is too gross an outrage upon our feel
g . . v.,J
' He has it i-i-in the b-b-b bag," said
the stammerer, --and, as this gentle
man s-s-says, it is a a g-g-g-g "
"A guitar, sir," said the stranger,
throwing open the bag and displaying
the stringed instrument.
The upsetter of the water pitcher
picked up the pieces, and with rather
a sheepish air resumed his seat. The
old lady suddenly revived, the Yankee
gave a sigh of disappointment, and the
man's face resumed its rubicund
ue, while the man with it eded
speech ejaculated-" Re-r-really."
Taking up the instrument, and run
ning over the strings with a practised
hand, the stranger said
- I will now introduce a subject
which may serve to amuse you," and
commenced an air, the first words of
which were-I'm really a very unfor
tunate man."
At the first stanza, a look of surprise
and astonishment was depicted on the
faces of his auditory; at the second,
their faces expanded into a broad grin;
and, at the conclusion of the third. the
roar of laughter that followed shook the
very glasses on the table.
At the conclusion of the song, the
Yankee arose, and, with his counte
nance distended into a broad grin, ex
claimed
" Gentlemen, we've been taken in.
That ere man is no doctor he's either
Ossian E. Dodge or Old Scratch; for
there's no other man but Dodge can
givg that 'really' like a thunder-.clap
thr~agh a milk-strainer."
To the eager looks of inquiry the
stranger replied that he was neither
Old Scratch nor a doctor, although he
feh thq he had done his share to
le tghen many a man's life, if length
Sdays was measured by breadth of
es; consequently the long and short
of the matter was-he was no more or
less than Ossian E. Dodge.
This announcement was received by
a shoat of uncontrollable laughter, for it
wassiven in the humorist's quaint and
droll manner. The passengers crowd.
ed arounai him,. shook hands, and apolo
gized, While®Dodge kept up a small
fire of jokes, a regular feu de 1oi, which
expanded the visages of all in convul
sive merriment. Dodge was obliged to
sing Niagara Falls and Thanksgiving.
Dinner before they would adjourn.
The Yankee, it seems, had once
heard him sing at a concert, and recog
nised him the moment the Unfortunate
Man struck upon his ear.
The story was too good to remain un
told. It "got around" all over the
eastern country, and when Dodge re
turned he f~pd himself more popular
than ever; hllslouldn't be fund large
enough to hold his audiencet and his
progress was one of triumph.
JMin( aisd Body.-Old Sir James Her.
ring Was remonstrated with for ot'l
ing earlier. " can make up.my
i oait, said , "butetanot smaJe,
npj ad "J
THE RAPPERs.-We extract the fol
lowipg scene with the rappers from the
Challeston Mercury's Washington cor
respondence:
Yestetd.ly was a very bad day, and
instead .s going to the capitol, we
went to i"ee the spiritual rappers, Mrs.
Fox and her two daughters, who have
filled the Federal city with amazement
by calling from the regions above, all
the spirits of all the departed friends
of those who visit theVa General
Thompson, Mr. F. Burt and myself
went at three o'clock. and remained
with them an hour and a half. The
mother was a plain looking woman,
with a good head and good counte
nance. The daughters were also plain
girls, and appeared to be sensible and
well behaved. \Vhen we went into
their room they were all seated round
a centre table, with a gentleman who
was conversing with the spirit of his
deceased wife. He asked a great many
questions, some of which were answered
correctly, and others not. The poor
man seemed to be in great distress, at
the thought of being put in communi
cation with his wife. He asked her if
she would communicate with him
alone, -nd she promised to do so. He
asked her if she had any message to
send her mother, and received no an.
swer.
Gen. Thompson then seated himself
at the table, and asked if the spirit of
his uncle, Dr. Williams, was present
and would communicate with him.
There was instantly loud and impe
tuous rapping.
He inquired if there were any per
sons in the room who saw him die.
The response was in the affirmative.
How many ?
Two.
Who were they?
Perry andt Thompson.
Who wrote his will?
Perry.
Had any portion of his property been
sold ?
Yes.
Who bought his fine horse Steele ?
His wife.
Was he happy ?
Yes.
Had he seen Judge Thompson, Mrs.
Thompson, &c ?
Yes.
Were they all perfectly happy ?
Yes.
Did he find his religious notions cor
rect?
Partially.
The spirit of Gen. Glassock was then
called for, and answered a variety of
questions, all correctly, as did the spirit
of Dr. Williams.
Mr. Burt then took his seat, and
called for the spirit of his father, which
responded very promptly and told where
he died, was buried, &c. The spirit of
Mr. Burt's son was called, and res
ponded.
This is all very wonderful, to be sure,
and still I am incredulous, and cannot
but think the whole matter is an arrant
imposture. Three raps is yes-one rap
is The old worifet runs over the
al .Sbet till she pronounces the letter
necessary to spell a,word or name, and
there is a rap. Names are written down
and the spirit is asked to rap when the
right name is written or pointed to. In
this way the communications are made,
and after all it may be lucky guessing.
My mind is naturally skeptical, and I
always require strong proof before I
believe anything strange and unnatu
ral. I intend to go some day and call
for the spirit of my departed friend, Dr.
Crook, and I have no doubt there will
be loud and prompt rapping, and that
I shall learn from it a great deal about
the world of spirits, and the world of
living men, too.
But really, the most extraordinary
stories are told in regard of rapping,
and the dancing of tables in private
families. It is said Gen. Bailey's daugh
ters, of .Virginia, are performing all
these tricks as successfully as the Miss
Fox's. We were told, too, by Mrs.
Burt, of the same feats being performed
in her parlor, by MrgBurt and herself
and Mr. and Mrs. Bel . They lik~ise
succeeded in calling up a spirit, or,
rather, the rapping of a spirit. Gen.
Hamilton was put in communication
with his two sons, who are dead, and
he believes in the truth and realitypf
the rappers. '
"What on airth ails these 'ere shirt
bottons, I wonder. Jest the mipit I
puts the needle through 'em to sew 'em
on, they splits and flies all to bits.?
" Why, grammother, them isn't but.
tons, they's my peppermints, an' now
you've been spiling 'em."
S..We see it published as a remark
able feat of " spiritualism," that a me
dium lately entertained a company by
raising himself some inches from the
floor and remaining there several min
utes without any visible means of sup
port. No doubt-the only wonder is,
that with so much gas in his head, he
dia~nt'rise higher in spite of the plas
terin4r
"Dick, I say, why don't you turn that
buffalo rqbe t'other side eout ? Hair
side in, is the warmest"
"Bab, Tom, you get oua! Do you
s'pose the animal himself did n't know
how to wear his hide? I follow his
styleP
' traveller in one of the western
esame upen a negro by the road
side, polling the fleece from the oarcass
:sbeep, and inquired: "What ailed
critter, Culy ?"
Ah, mas'r," answered the grinning
blhik, "all dis chili know 'about im be,
hbodied in de mýool."
BUSINESS CARDS.
Notice.
THE undersigned (of the late firm of S. Hul
burt & Co.,) will continue the GENERAL
COMMISSION BUSINESS in his own name
and upon his own account.
Q- 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. IIAND,
No. 101 Smith's Wharf.
Baltimore, Oct. 1. "I.2.--40-6m.
C. H. MINGE & CO.,
COMMISSION MERCHANTS,
MOBILE, ALA.
Refer to RICAanD WILKINs, Franklin, La.
fl" 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.-Shipments to us coveredby insurance.
[44-6ma] C. H. MINGG & CO.
J. SANDS. LOUIS DURAND
SANDS & CO.,
COMMISSION MERCHANTS,
MOBILE, ALA.
7-) Particular attention given to the sale of
Sugar and Molasses. All consignments to us
are covered by insurance. 45-6m
J II. MORRISON &- CO., Wholesale Gro
" ers, No. 1, corner of CanalandCustomhouse
streets, New Orleans. A lIrge and general as
sortment of GROCERIES for sale for cash or
city acceptances.
['P Country merchants and planters are re
spectfully invited to give us a call. 1-ly
KENNEDY 8 FOSTER,
No. 75 Tehoupitoulas street,
NEiV ORLEANS.
H AVING transferred our business to the
house of KENNEDY & FOSTER, all consign
ments of Sugar, Molasses, &c., and orders for
supplies, from our friends to their address, will
be under the management and receive the undi
vided personal attention of JAS. B. WITTER,
who is also authorized to settle the affairs of the
late firm of WVITTER &6 BROTHER.
JAMES B. WITTER,
B. M. WITTER.
New Orleans, Sept. 1, 1852.
BENJAMIN F. SHIELDS & CO.,
Commission Merchants & Sugar Brokers,
No. 68 Magazine Street,
NEW ORLEANS.
References-Messrs. Carlin, Parish
SO.& N. Corney, of
Capt. A. L. Fields, St. Mary,
49-6m John L. fiHudgen?, Esq. La.
BENJAMIN F. SHIELDS & CIE..
MARCHANDS COMMISSIONNAIRES
ET COURTIERS DE SUCRE,
Rue Magasin, No. 68,
NOUVELLE ORLEANS.
S adressez a-MM. Carlin, P,
O. & N. Corney, Ste. Marie,
'Capt. A. L. Fields, 1 e.'L~ ,
John L. Hudgens,
Buiding iaterials & Naval Stores
Constantly on hand and for sale in lots
to suit purchasers-such as Lime, Ce
ment, Plaster of Paris, Tar, Pitch, Ro
sin, crude and spirits of Turpentine, Plastering
Hair, Oaktum, Fire Bricks, and Building Mate
rials in general.
N. B.-Particular attention is directed to an
article Sgar Lime, superior to any in the
markel
[7' Country orders promptly filled at the
lowest market rates.
A. B. BACON, 10 Gravierstreet,
(between Tehoupitoulas and New Levee)
4 NEw ORLEANS.
JOHN HALL.. E. . RODD.
HALL & RODD,
Commission and Forwarding Merchants,
No. 4 Front Levee,
(/etween Clustomlkoue and Bienaille.s.)
NEW ORLEANS,
G( IVE their particular and personal attention
the sale of Sugar, Molasses and Cotton,
as well as to the purchase of Plantation Sup
plies, Groceries, &c.
New Orleans, Jan. 25, 1853.
1 CAM" P STREET, 1
22 ....NEW ORLEANS ... 2
MARQUETTE & MMMO,
DEALERS IN
Family, Boat and Ship Stores,
Of Every Description.
C-HOICE BUTTER, Cheese, Teas, Sugars,
SCoffee, Rice, Flour, Hams, Pork, Beef, Ba
con, Lard, Raisins. Currants, Figs, Candies;
also, Boston, Soda and Butter Biscuits; Pickles
and Preserves, Soap, Starch. &c., together with
choice old Brandies, Wines, Liquors, &c., in
quantities to suit puchasers.
[7 Nuts anil Fruits of all kinds. 10-5m
PAPER& STATIONERY WAREHOUSE
No. 57 CAMP STREET,
NEW ORLEANS.
PAPER NID STATIONERY
Of every description.
'Writing, Pr ting & Book Paper,
Playing Ctis, Printers' Cards and
PRINTING INK.
BLANK BOOKS OF ALL KINDS,
And a general assortment of
Foreign and Domestic Statienery,
Adapted to every branch of the trade.
HENRY L. POTTER,
4 No. 57 Camp street, New Orleans.
OHIO FIRE & MARINE INSURANCE CO.
Capital.... $200,000.
DAVID PAGE, PRES....J. H. BUCHANAN, SEC'Y.
T FITS securely established company, with the
t most ample means for the protection of its
Policies, is now prepared to take Fire and Ma
rise Risks on the most liberal terms, at their
branch office, No. 80 Common street, corner of
Camp, over W. W. White's banking house.
JOHN A. G. FISHER, Agent.
New Orleans, Jan. 30, 1853. 4
WILLIAM F. . UDStN,
GROCERY AND VARIETY STORE,
MAIN STRRB'
(nearly opposite . Smit tore)
Tenders his thanks to hii friendl and
the publio generaslyor past favors, aad
begs leave to inform them that he has
now and is continnall receiving fresh supplies
of all kinds of goods is his liae.
SHis terms hereafter are CASH, orten
per cent. added to bills on a credit.
Frasklia, March 1,183.
MINERAL PAINT.
_Bridgewater Paint Company.
HAVE been appointed Agent for the county
I of Attakapas, for the sale of the above Paint.
It can be had of me in any quantities,either dry
or in oil, at Pattersonville; of William P. Allen,
Franklin; or of John Devalcourt, New Iberia.
C. B. G. WHELDEN.
Pattersonville, Sept.10, 1852.
Certificate of Capt. qt. Clair Tlr.onaou
of tlew steamer MIlagnolia.
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
my judgment to any mineral paint before the
public, and believe it to be a certain protection
against the effects of sparks and cinders. I'b4
also proved entirely waterproof on my decks
after three months use. ST. C. THoxaSSON.
New Orleans, Dec. 2. 1851
Certificate of Capt. Williamn Brow*, of the
Towboat Porpoise.
I have used the Bridgewater Paint, for which
Messrs. G. C. Robert & Co., aie 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
haid no effect whatever. In about four weeks it
became a perfect slate, and I am satisfied of its
possessing all the qualities necessary to insore it
a certain protection against the effects of pairks
and cinders. I confidently recommend the
Bridgewater paint for the purpose set forth in
the Agent's circular. Wx. Bxowx.
New Orleans, Feb. 4, 1852.
Certificate of the Managers and Agents of
Louisiana Dry Dock Company.
Having had the Louisiana Dry Dock painted
with the Bridgewater Paint, and itsimerits
thoroughly tested, we fully concur in oli{ioa
with Capt. Thomasson, of the Magnolia, anuy
Capt. Brown of the Porpoise. We cheerfully
recommend sad paint as a superior article.
Hutrhess, VALLETT & TOuAS, L. D. D.
J. P. WHITNEY & Co., AgtIls.
New Orleans, Feb. 4, 1S2.
Certificate of Joseph Benson, Painter.
I have used the Bridgewater Paint for the rant
five months on brick and plastered buildirgs.
and on tin, shingle and canvass roofs, and in
every instance it has given the fullest satisfh -
tiom. From tests and experiments made lnr.":
my immediate direction, I can testify to its bei,.;
proof against effects of sparks and cinders, and .
protection against leaks. I consider it far sulj
rior to any mineral paint I have ever seen, a
invaluable for all out-door purposes-possessai
qualities that particularly recommend it for uso
in a southern climate. JosEIu BEN. oN. .
New Orleans, Feb. 6, 1852.
Certifcate of John F. Miller, of Attaklpa~.
SIn July last I was induced to apply the Bridge
water mineral Paint to my Sugar-House, and iin
every respect it has exceeded my expectations.
and the representations made by the Agent'.
Messrs. G. C. Robert & Co. I cheerfully add
my testimony to the numerous ones embraced
in the Agent's circular, and recommend thel
same to planters and others, as the best fire ani
water protector I have ever known. Where '
have applied it, it has been exposed to the s, n
since last July, and has neither blistered r,"
cracked, and hasrmed a sald, metalic surfan,
which has proved entirely iapervious.
Jotn F. MxIr.IR.
New Iberia, Attakapas, March 16, 16l2.
Unrlderwriters' Cejicate.
The undersigned underwriters, having rn. r
dence in the Bridgewater Paint, for the cover' :
of 4ingle roofs and frame buitdings, will sa ' ;
times give those fire risks a preference ,r,.,,.
the Bridgewater paint is used.
L. MArTHEWS, Ae't SUa Mutual I'-. .
THos. A. ADAMS, Yres. Crescent Muilt i
EDw. OGDEN, Agent General Mutual
A. IROTHER, Pres. Home Mut'l Ins.
JOHN PEMBERTON, Pres. Merchant
.1. M. LAPREYRE, Pres. N. O. Ins.
CHAS. BIGGus, Ag't L'pool & London
SAM'L F. ASHTON, Ag't Del. Mutua.
The attention of the public is pafticularl ,!?
rected to the following recommendations of ;-':".
of our most prominent and extensive commrn:; I
firms. The interest of the cotton and snugr r.
tor is so clearly identified with that of t1.
planter, that it would be superfluous to ev~o,,.
than point to the annexed commendation:
We, the undersigned Cotton Factors and('. ... -
mission Merchants, do cheerfully reconenr..:
the Bridgewater Paint for the purposes set f;n;
in the Agent's Circular; and believe we-..
serving the interests of Planters by calling dt' -
attention to its peculiar enduritandg oteoa~It
qualities. T WLA :
WRIGrTr, WILLIAMS
PaYNE & Rl.anso5.
WATT A DESAUILLES.
GEO. M. PINCKARD .Co.
HILL, McLEAN & Coat
WAlO & JONAS.
BUCHANAN, CARROLL & CO.
M. GREENWOOD & CO.
In addition to the testimonials, (which are
snfficient to convince the most incredulous of its
snperior protective qualities) the Agents have
in their possession numerous certifiater from
parties at the North, which may be seen on
application at their office, among which wre thoss
of Brevet Liet. Col. G. H. Talcott, New York
Arsenal; R. S. Smith, Lieut. and Quarter
master. U. S. Military Academy, West Paiut;
Oliver H. Lee, late snperintendent (now Sale.
tary) of the Hudson 'River Rail Read Company ;
D. C. Cullom, Assistant Engineer; New York
and Erie Railroad, &c., &c. 35
Carriage Manufactory A Rqe hIg
The subscriber has removed his
shop to the new building op Main
stredg nearly opposite the sal. mill of
Capt. Gates, where he will at all times be-p
pared to execute with neatoess and despatch all
work instrusted to hitm.
His stock of materials is camplete d.. well
selected, and he has in his employ workmen of
,experience in the several branches of the busi.
ness.
Thankful for the liberal patronage heretofore
extended to him by the citizes of St. Mary, the
subscriber hopes, by diligent attention to his
business, good workmanship and very moderate
charges, to merit its continuance.
THOMAS MARTIN.
Franklin, July 10, 18.2.
Carts, Wagos, Wheel-Ira rows, &c.
The undersigý et for Bus
byk Little, of TWbeeling, Va.)
lreceive, as soon as uwaigation
is practicable, an assortment of plantsaon Carts,
Wagons, Wheel-Barrows, and other articles of
their manufacture. Orders are respectfully so
licieed, and will be promptly attended to.
JOHN BARNARD
Jeanneretts. Sept. 25. 1.52.
C IGARS AND TOBACCO-"The best in
Ston," faI ple at ApOtbecsrie' Hall.
Q UINI itE rphine, Calomel, Leeches, &a
at wholesale and retail, at the New Orleans
prices. C. RABE.
'NEW FRENCH PERFUMERY - Ju~t
received, for ,aic at my shop. C. RABE.

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