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NuW. BO, 157 and SO Common SteeSt,
(orroSITm TrH CITY 11LI,
New Orletm.
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Reetlved by late arrivalsfrom England, France and Germny,.
a large snmk of
Wotelholm's .
RI y's lobble Water-proot PERCUSSION CAPS.
Cox.' I.Metal Lined .. ..
lGenuPe Fre.ch O. ..
80 0 rell (IUN WADS--bot artile Imported-No.,
11 t4 15.
SNSt., French and Italian VIOLIN STRINGS.
S -AiM, a lrge assortment of
FANCY 0000D.
Agents. ot COIES lsted FAN GOODS.
P.flg Ocrds.
ogeon in stora, consuthg of
very Talrety of baeks
aAlo. a lsarge •o.sment of LINEN TWINE.
evry delpIla.
PAPER BAGS for Grocers, DrglSate and onfec.oners-
0l-Or stolk will be found one of the mo.t complete in ex
teat ad rsetly In the Unitd States, and Is oferd to the trade
Sthe mos favorble terms.
Ield ln E. R. STEVENS A CO.
165 ..............C.an l Street.............. 167
Nsew Ot s..
The sulecrlhers repeethlfuly Infme ter ntmeroee ee ome-e,
ay the Platnte In general, that they are always prepared to
t ish them with NEGRO CLOTHING, of the very bet m
Miee. and at mstt reesonable price.
The large patronage they receie from this and neighboring
sttel heo inducSl tthem to extend their establishment, so as to
meet any in ee o busine, and, n order to be able to supply
their paeirel always with the same and beeM deertpUton of ma
terleh, they heo trade eeotrect with several of the most petm
Itnt malu.uetoriee In the South, and shall heneeforth be able
to supply Planters with gods o f uniform qulity.
They feel contdent that they ill give entire tttsfaetion to
all thtoe who may patronite their eminently hSother enterprebe,
ad ohe ;t their orders, which estli roeyve Immediate attention.
jel8 6m HEBRAID &h CO.
Agents for the Sale
Have now on hand ald are monetatly reetaving, ou eemmit.
itone dire cte om the Maufaetureeee the Lergest and Finest
artment of
Maneufactured Tobacco.
of every erielty, they have ever e fered tl the trade. and solett
the atenlou of GROCERS and DEALERS to their stock before
They are the SOLE AGENTS for BURTON & MAY'S CrOs
and Extra pounds; LA BELLE CREOLE. 5'e and i1e; BUCK
FINNEY'S 5S nad lts, and KEe't T' 10's-hbesideet rvaossothee
hrand; GRANT & WILLIAMS' Ithe., andt others; LEONO
BA poundsh which took the Premum at the State Fair at PF.
to g, Va., November. 18; Y. & E. P. JONES' polmd and.
, whict, have taken the Premium in North Cuaolltan mt
yea min uoceeton, and is peruyps the inest Tobteco it the
peundt , Intended fer connoiteurs only. atd in fact every de.
eedntou of Tobacco generally oued.
W e .. have the POWHATTAN PIPES, which we reeelee
direct on eommisslon. dlt 6m
the Hope and Star Steam Reineries, equal to ny l the South.
for ale in Ibrrels, halves and keg., in quatnties to sut. pur
ehtere.. Terms liberal
je3 2plt--3m No. 8t Poylde street.
Save the Pleces!
1'" A Sttch In Time Save. Nne.".B9
As aetldents will happen, even In well-reglated families, It 1e
wry desirable to have aome cheap and convenient way for re
pltring Furniture, T.s, Comtcey, etc.
Spaldlng'e Prepared Glue
Meats a rch emoergenies, ad no homhold n afford to
wthouthit. It is always reedy nd upto the tlckeing point.
There is to longer a necessity for limping chai, splintered vc
nse, hesdles dolls, and broken endle.. It . julst the article
for'teoe, shell, and other ornamental work, so popular with Ie
dge reemmeent and t.te.
Thi. admirtble preparation is ued cold, being chemifully
held in ctlution, and poaeting all the valuable qualities of the
bte abinet-mter's lute. It may be used in the place of ordl
eery mucilage, being vastly moree adhesive.
N. B.-A Bruh accompanee eae h bottle. Price, ent.
Wholeteol Depot, No. 4 Cledr street, New York.
Box No. 3,6, New York.
Putep for Dealecr in Caes containing four, eight, andtwelve
down-ebeautifal Lithograph Show-Card aceompenyin g eaeh
peckage. -
.'A single bottle of SPALDING'S PREPARED GLUE
wl save ten times its cost annually to every household...
Sold by all prominent Stationers, Druggists, Hardwareanl
Furniture Deale, Grocers and Fancy Steres.
Country merchants should m e a noe of SPALDING'B
PREPARED GLUE, whber mking up their lit. It will stand
a·y osoate. J19 lyIW
PORTABLE STEAM ENGINES, frm 1. to 3r power.
DRAINING WHEELS, from 12 ft to 0 fat diameter.
DRAINING PUMPS, from 6 to I20 ne in diameter.
L.& Lmead's Patent CIRCULAR SAW MILLS, with both
He. and wooda frame., with Nooms' Rckwer Boxe and
Steam'.Patent Ecentdio Head BiltaH
PF.'oand Pge & Chilld' CIROCULAR SAW MILLS.
-Oble Circular Saw Mills, with Top Saw.
SSt.nb'a Iron Frame CORN and FLOUR MNLLS, from 1to
Sinche. s .eter.
NEW LI. COTTON SCREWS, of 6,74, 9 and 11 Inches in
diameter, by feet long, and geared for either horse or stea
ENS, and Boxee of al ee.
DOUBLE FLUE BOILERS, 42 inches in diameter, lind fr
16 t30 feet lng.
CIRCULAR SAWS, up to 7 Inehe diameter.
DOCTOR ENGINES, of lvrious sah.
An ssortmentof all Mime sof the aboe artiles genemlly n
sore, rdy for delivey at the shortest n1etee, nd for le o
the met favorable terms and at the lowest pries.
Every artile fully guarnteed.
ull printed ato logmue of prices will be sent to at y oddrea.
by mtiL S . H. GILMAN,
my9 AWtf 70 Gravl . steret. New Orleanm
I have now on hand large supply of "Petit Gl" and
",Boyd's Prolie" COTTON SEED, which I anlm frnht during
the atn in lot to sit el tomere.
Planters and others wihlnAg a pure and well elected rtile of
Coton eed, wold do well to gie e all beor purc.hanlg
I ha l eso on hand a full and well aoreted stock of GRO
CHRIES, .hlch I am prepred to ell at romable poloe,
jabS.d SI Tehouptosulao trees.
I 1 Western Produe, Not. '14 Rew Laves and 41.hTdhp-.
tolen t-eet.a, olyddw
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Peut orkrans f ial Qureseeut.
The Union, printed at Rochester, New York,
complains that " there exists throughout the coun
try a band of thieves who are carrying on their
depredations to a considerable extent. These fele
lows are provided with teams, and are in the habit
of visiting nearly every barn that they find on their
route, stealing therefrom whatever articles may
have been left exposed. In some instances they
have made large hauls of yaluable harness, robes
and carriage furniture."
In all probability, this "band of thieves" is a
portion of the famous "Underground Railroad,'
that is kept up at the North for the purpose of
stealing and running off Southern slaves. The
confederates belonging to the Underground Railroad
are provided with wagons and teams, and make
their trips through the Northern States with great
celerity.. Heretofore, the work of the spies and
villains employed at the South in persuabing slaves
to decamp, has kept the various agents along the
line of the "railroad" pretty busy. .But lately
the extreme vigilance of the Southerners has inter
fered much in the business of the Abolition agents,
and the number of runaways has greatly fallen off.
This has thrown the "r'ailroad" hands along the
line out of employ; and they very naturally have
turned to promiscuous and general thievery, to
" keep their hands in" and kill the time. Once a
man begins to steal, he never turns back. Take
the ease of Helper, for instance. At eighteen
years he robbed the till of his employer; before
he has reached thirty, he is branded as a dirty li
beller of his own section, afd a traitor to his native
State. So with the underground negro-stealers.
They proceed rapidly on their road of crime, and a
few years suffices to bring them to a felon's end.
In the meantime, we have no sympathy to waste
upon those who are now suffering from their de
At thile.Varieties Mr. Wm. H. Briggs had a very
satisfactory and complimentary house for his bene
fit, and the large assemblage collected for his
honor and profit had no reason to be displeased
with the way in which he acquitted himself as Dio
genes and Vologe in "The Marble Heart," and
Dick in "My Wife's Dentist." "The Marble
Heart" was brought out in excellent style and
very effectively performed. It will be repeated
to-night, and is well worth a visit.
The Ravels commenced an engagement at the
St. Charles to an overflowing house, and at the
Amphitheater. the Marash Juveniles afforded excel
lent entertainment to a large auditory, by their
performance of " Cherry and Fair Star."
iLAcs REPUBLICAN OrTaAGE.-The Lonisville
Courier charges Governor Bissell, of Illinois, with
conniving at the escape of a negro fellow named
Riley. A requisition for Riley from the Governor
of Kentucky was presented at Springfield, on the
Sth inst. Governor Bissell affected much kindness,
immediately wrote a note to the Secretary of State
for the necessary papers, and favorably impressed
the Kentuckians by his suavity and courtesy. But
mark the sequel. Governor Bissell, on the noon
train the day previous, had dispatched a message
with an order to the warden of the prison ordering
the slave to be discharged forthwith, and advising
the warden that he would fill a pardon when he
was informed of the date of the discharge. Dyer,
a noted Abolitionist of Chicago, conveyed the
slave to that city, and on the arrival of the Ken
tackians, who pursued him, had him taken to Can.
ada. The Courier says there is no mistake about
the matter. Governor Bissell has anticipated his
own pardon to a criminal, and is guilty of bad faith
and unmanly deception to the officials of a sister
State, because the felon is a negro and a slave!
SEDITIOrS L]ANGUAE.--A man by the name of
Nuckles, living near Pedler Hills, Amherst county,
Va., was taken to a pond a few days ago by a
party of citizens and ducked, in consequence of
his having used seditious language. He afterwards
procured a warrant for the arrest of the parties
who inflicted this summary punishment upon him,
but instead of the warrant being executed, the
magistrate who issued it narrowly escaped a duck
ing himself.
A lady in Montreal recovered $2000 of Major
Breckford, for hugging her rather roughly. She
ought to set a high value on the money-she got it
by a tight squeeze.
ent of the Louisville Courier writes: The farmers
are all unanimous in the belief that their wheat is
totally destroyed, except some few who sowed
very early in the season. They say " that it has
not been bitten off, but actually torn up by the
roots by the hard freezes," so that there is no pros
pect of its sprouting up again.
KInL.oD Y A TEN-PIN BALL.-A man by the
name of Tobey Lee was killed at a ten-pin alley, in
Benton, Alabama, a few days ago, by a blow given
by a young man, with an alley ball.
cyrus (0.) Journal thus speaks of the game of
billiards :
Yes, sir,we can tell you all about billiards. It is
a game consisting of two men in their shirt sleeves,
punching balls about on a table, and presenting
the keeper with twenty cents, or, as is most com
monly the case in this country, telling him just to
mark it down. This last mentioned custom has
gven them the title of billiard-markers, If you
iave a decided genius for the game, you will make
a superior player at an expense of about $5000.
Blacksmiths, carpenters, etc., play it for exercise.
It was invented by a shrewd saloon keeper, who
was not satisfied with the profits on whisky, and
was too much opposed to temperance to water it.
Dr. Johnson made a large hole and a small one
in the door of his room for his two cats.
" What have you two holes for ?" asked a friend.
Why, the large one isfor the large cat, and the
small one for the small cat."
" Why, one hole would have answered for both."
" Ah l would it how is the big eat to get through
the little hole?" asked the astute Doctor.
"She can't. But the little cat can get through
the large hole."
"Egad! I never thouight of that."
A minister called at tile house of a friend of his
the other day, and found the wife in tears. " What
is the matter, my good sister?" "Ohl dear John,
my gool husband, has run away with Widow Smith,
and I'm out of snuff!"
Arrivals at the Hotels Yesterday.
CITY IIOTtEL.-W l Bldworth, T S Connt, J M 1eta, J
T Davis, J Boswell, WT Doggett, C G Selick, H Iltivseur, C
J1 Leletor cad lady, ttrt E Thomase, Thomaes, A H Btlason, V
H Jones, W Taylor, C B S ece and lady, Mrs N Womds, Mrs
Martin, Miouo Woode. Mlei Whlltwoth, J ID Whtwlorth, S
Redd, J B Pectk eond F. Crae. B Y Haiton, R lewis eand
ina'y. A IMcCralne; t.a K Y liamllton, Jas Snewart ( V Moeoly
S l Fields, J F Stnb.. J H ,Itelnnd and lady. tr Beckam
(i B My antd lady. Brumfnleld ned lad,. E May H F Moore,
SHdlnge, J Stewarl, G V Moody. W J Palmele, J W Tetr,
JC Feroon, W D Grahaem, G W Hickey nd olantdy. J H Cotls
oand la y, W I Tumer and lady, W thnemlmrlein. Min.: W
Wrlgt.h W CJomes T Bohannae., G E Glmer, W FThomp
son, J It Pnyne, J Bryan, t B Powler, J Falns, W K Court
J Oliver, M Fowler, .1 Er Doremu+ J R Davenport, Tex" G (
eland, Gti; It Eswrh W El lW lwworti, N Y; mapt J Basanm,
Indim; R A ndis edl aody, Ark.
tT. CIIHARLES HOTEL--Dr F M Herefsrd. W J Briece,
W C IMao lea Miss Ma lers. Mta J Mapes, W Bludnworth ,T M
Brown, nJhlttwortk, Miel Whitworh. MrI Martin,. W H iich
seson, J t Aubert, I. ; J Brown, H Hughes, Dr V MtApine,
JB Ros H Hnaghes, M M Black, N Moody. J P Smtlb, W
H Randle, Mlal B F Stillman, J unnmanf Y- ML.u Briht.
A L Dvli, J E Whle. Ter ; ToTry, J T Hegles, W M Be.
ton andjdy Ky J Thtompon. 1 I) McKinney. BP tilhman;
HElrortb. W lrsewortb, J R MCdrndo. N Y; N A Thoenon,
eeest; J W CIn and lady, J R .lteelly, Mies 8 lewelln,
J A Jaksoe, t A A Edlnm.sad lady, iMrs t Mit, Marry,
W (,thatm and atdy Col S FoeOuner, Ark: t-o si,, Mia
Hill, J R wst sand dy, Me.Mrs J Browe, W Laughlin, E S
Htgeluntieh., P..ss
ST. LOUNS HOTEL.-A B eooper, La; G K Seymour, W L
NaR' W J M Y;BS K Y: H M Msralumt, J Bull and erdrdr
Ledbetter, Bo D DIes nd lt, MCW RWScker J Seo.t AH
nilg 6 Ho DI rlash. Mroegnr. Me A WldtI5 ..
W dl, J dH R el el and ladyas M re 1d W Wker
rnd Ldy ielld, rD; J Ka.nie, MKeWm It , Ols; O
C.owa, Ar,.
A Crush and a great Time! -Gorgeous Tableaux !
That the art of masking has been brought to
its climax in this city few will deny. The Mis
tick Krewe of Comas, who have for several years
past, on each recurrence of Shrove Tuesday, or
Mardi-gras, totally eclipsed all other festive bodies
in the richness and originality of their masquerad
ing and in the splendor of their entertainments, on
this occasion eclipsed not only everything else,
but even their former selves. The displays of the
previonsthree years having varied from eachother,
and having in their personations and tableaux ex;
hausted the realm of mythology and ancient fable
and of medieval hilarity, it was, of course, ex
pected that this year's display would be something
new, if not entirely original. Public expectation
was not disappointed.
Lodg before the Krewe appeared on the streets,
the several streets which had been published for
the route of the march were densely crowded
with people of all classes, all reveling in the
delight of anticipation, and feasting beforehand
upon the sensation of seeing something new. The
storm during the day had left the streets sufBlei
ently muddy and nasty; but this seemed to be no
drawback to the public; curiosity surmounted
everything. We never saw the streets more
crowded on any public occasion. We shall detail
the turnout and theatrical display in systematic
The Procession.
The Krewe appeared on Royal street, from their
private retreat, in a guise altogether unexpected.
A tablet borne at the head of the procession ex
pressed the design of the night, namely, the illus
tration of American history. The tablet had upon
it the words, "Statues of the Great Men of our
Country." The spectacle which followed excited
the surprise and admiration of everybody, whilst it
plainly showed how lavishly money had been spent
by the gentlemen who, for their own entertain
mept and that of their friends and the public in
general, disguise themselves and get up these
splendid and mysterious displays.
There were fifteen cars, or wagons, each so
fashioned as to represent a block of granite, and
each containing a group of living statues, represent
ing the famous historic persons of our country;
and each car being drawn by horses draped in
We shall describe the cars and the groups of
statues in the order in which they passed before
the gaze of the interested and excited multitudes:
Christopher Columbus, with his sword drawn, in
the act of unfurling the Spanish flag, and claiming
the newly discovered country.
Sebastian Cabot, an old man, seated; and stand
ing on either side of him, Vespucci and Cartier, the
discoverers who were the nearest successors to
Equestrian Statue of Ponce de Leon, supported
by N\arvaez and Alvaro; the early adventurers of
Ferdinand De Soto, discoverer of the Mississippi,
in the center, surrounded by Vanzano, Menendez,
Vasques and De Gonrguez.
Containing De Bienville, De La Salle, Father Hen
nepin, Laudoniere, John Ribault, Lacaille and
Nicolas Bone.
Containing the English adventurers and settlers
in Virginia, Sir Walter Raleigh, Martin Frobisher,
Gernold Archer, Greenville, and Rsatcliffe.
Containing those memorable personages of Vir
ginian history, Capt. John Smith and Pocahontas.
Wm. Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania, in the
midst of a group of Indians.
The Dutch discoverer of the Hudson river, and
the Dutch Governor of New York-Hendrik Hud
son and Peter Stuyvesant.
The Pilgrim founders of New England-Edward
Winslow, John Carver, Miles Standish, John Alden,
William Bradford, Edward Tilly, Isaac Allerton,
and Roger Williams.
Heroes of the American Revolution-an eques
trian statue of George Washington, surrounded by
four of his generals, Lafayette, Marion, Putnam
and Knox.
The great statesmen of the AmericanRevolution :
Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Robert Living
ston, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, Roger
Sherman, Richard Henry Lee and John Hancock.
Generals of the American Revolution: Lincoln,
Wayne, Gates, Montgomery, Schuyler, Lee and
Containing an equestrian statue of the Hero of
Chalmette, Gen. Andrew Jackson.
illustrative of the Compromise of 1833: Henry
Clay, John C. Calhoun and Daniel Webster.
The statues, whilst dressed according to the
fashions of the different periods represented, were
yet white as marble in every detail, from top to
toe. The masks were all made to represent the
features of the originals, and were very faithful,
particularly those of Clay, Calhoun and Webster.
On the side of each car was painted the name of
the statue br group. Most of the cars were drawn
by four horses each; all the hores covered with
white, all led by grooms in Arab dresses of white;
and the spectacle was illuminated and the light of
day shed through the streets by a multitude of ne
groes, also in white, carrying flambeaux of diser.
ent colored lusters.
The collection of the public to witness the pro
cession, as we have already stated,was very great.
Long before the procession appeared, Royal,
Camp and St. Charles streets were fairly glutted
with people standing in solid ranks on each side
a great portion of the multitude being ladies, tiptoe
with eager expectation ; whilst ladies also crowded
every gallery and window on the line of march.
The crowds in the street were so great that an
officer on horseback had to precede the procession
to make way for it.
During the march, two of the cars became
stalled and had to be abandoned, the groups upon
them having to take to terra firma and finish the
march on foot.
Scene at the Theater.
Those who had received invitations from the
Mistick Krewe comprised many of the fashion
and wealth of the city, and ladies and gentlemen
of distinction from the interior of the State, and
from other and more distant parts of the country.
This will prepare the reader for an idea of the
splendid spectacle the theater presented when
The Krewe had made every possible arrange
ment to prevent confusion or trouble, and these
arrangements they carried out in the most admira
ble manner. The doors of the Theater were
thrown open at 9 o'clock. Gentlemen, acting as
the committee of reception, and wearing rosettes,
attended to the ladies, escorting them to the dreas.
ing-room, (the club room below) and up to the
dress circle, which had been reserved for their ex
clusive accommodation, ly 10 o'clock, at which
time he doors were closed, the dress circle was
completely gorged with the splendidly die"ase
beauties of the South, whilst the lobby and appe.
tiers were equally filled with gentlemen, there be
log also quite a number of ladles in the secon.
circle. The whole scene was one to gaze upo0
and admire for hours.
Two things call for special mlention: the verl
attentive and polite manner in which the commit
tee of reception discharged their delleate duties;
and the good sense and judgment of the Krewe, it
not this year inviting more people than the theater
could comfortably accommodate. The theater
was not near so crowded as in former years; all
had a chance to see; and the gratification was
therefore more general than on former occasions.
"' Hstorie Sculpture of America."
This was the general title of theseries of tableanu
announced for exhibition. When the doors were
closed, at ten o'clock, the Krewe appeared on the
stage, and gave the tableaux in the most tasteful
and elegant manner. The parquette, we shonld
state, was neatly floored over as an extension 61
the stage, to accommodate the daincers. The tab
leaux were given armse the front of the permanenl
stage, under the curtain. They were as follows:
Landing of Christopher Columbus at San Salve.
dor, October 12,1492, O. 8.
Ferdinand DeSoto discovering the lMssissippi
river, A. D. 1541.
THIED Goner.
Pocahontas saving the life of Capt. John Smithi
A. D. 1607.
Fowtr nouPr.
Landing of the Plgrims on Plymouth Rock, De.
cember 22,1620.
William Penn's treaty with the Indians atPhflla
delphia, A. D. 1682.
Declaration of American Independence, in Inde.
pendence Hall, Philadelphia, July 4,1776.
ncvorTH Onorr.
Monument to the Generals of the American
morTH OORmP.
The Compromise of 1833, represented by Clay,
Calhoun and Webster.
ies n' GROUP.
The Hero of Chalmette, General Andrew Jack.
All the characters of the Krewe who had ap.
peared in the processian and in the above tab.
leaux, mar'ched in procession the center of the
floor to the dress circle, separated in two lines,
marched back, around the sides, and thus formed a
circle all round the theater. Pedestals represent.
ing blocks of marble had been prepared; and upon
each of these, at the command, stepped a char.
acter. For a few minutes all thus stood, in
statuesque attitudes, and motionless as if really
statues; whilst a grand central ornament was a
group of Indians, representing Powhatan's tribe,
and so disposed as to give the best picturesque
semblance to the natives of the forest. The statues
were ranged in the order of history, Columbus and
Cartier standing at the rear of the stage, and Jack,
son at the front, by the dress circle; the coteelpo.
raries of each period standing vis-a-vis. The
effect was splendid, and heightened much the
pleasure which the spectators had enjoyed in be.
holding the beautiful groups. above described.
The whole performance was enthusiastically ap
plauded, in all the masculine parts of the house.
The Ball.
After standing a short time, as above stated, on
the pedestals, the living statues stepped" down
again on the floor, which was then thrown open to
the assemblage. Soon the floor was covered; and
then, to the maeal ofbSigr O l'h 1 r tiil therb
orchestra, which was handsomely situated for the
occasion, a great part of the guests were gliding
fleetly and joyonsly throughthe mazes of the dance.
The Krewe, in their elegant and mystic disguises,
mingled freely with their guests, chatting and
dancing as pleasantly as if they had not just pre
viously been standing around like so many stone
statues. At 12 o'clock, the Krewe suddenly dis
appeared from the gay scene, and were seen no
The dance, however, sped delightfully until half
past two o'clock, when Signor Patti threw up his
baton, and the fourth annual festival of the Mistick
Krewe of Comas was at an end. In dispersing all
the guests seemed to feel as if they had spent a
delightful night. The fete will be long pleasantly
remembered and talked about.
Supper of the Krewe.
After disappearing from the ball in the theater,
the Krewe repaired quietly to the St. Louis Hotel,
where, in the central or rotunda dining-room, they
sat down to one of Mr. Hall's most sumptuous and
elaborately gotten up feasts. This was a strictly
private affair, the doors being closed against all
outsiders before the Krewe doffed their masks to
attend to the delightful duties of the table. The
Krewe here enjoyed themselves in their own way,
and compensated themselves, to some extent, for
the trouble they had pat themselves to ip' furnish
ing to the public their splendid entertainment on
the streets and at the Varieties Theater. It was
well toward morning when they quit the festive
board and retired to their homes to woo the em
braces of "tired nature's sweet restorer, balmy
Northern literary (!) paper has read a new book,
and delivers himself as to the "first number" in
the following style:
I am so dazzled by a reading of the first number
that I hardly dare express my opinion of it. So
much splendor gives rise to distrust in my mind. Is
there no redunmance in all this blaze of plowing
rhetoric,in this passionate outpouring of wmlderino
words, in this sensuous eloquence of poetic fervor .
I hope not; I hope all the glory of light in this on.
motored poem radiates from the illimitable saun.
atar. But the author mast not blind us with un
shadowed radiance. Masses of lustrous blue,
heaped upon the passionatebeagerness of crimson,
and that again upon the majesty of proud purple,
floating tremulously upon the radiate pulses of
pure light, through whose fiery gaps and golden
ehasms sound in the heavenly distance stops of
planetary music. But the eye and the heart grow
sick and languid with ravishment, and torn toward
the distant gray, through whose solemn monotone
shines the faint tremor of the stars.
He must be the same fellow who said of a favor.
ite actress, that " passion trembled in hershivering
limbs and wrestled with her fainting knees ; her
soul flickered in every accent and loomed up in
every pantomime l"
WHEnc A SYMBOL OF Cn(scLiZATiO..-It is alogical
speech which Crevococur, the old French traveler
puts in the mouth of the chief of the tribe of the
M~aissiais, as perpetuated by Klippart, in his work
on the wheat plant:
"Do you not see the whites living upon seeds,
while we eat flesh? And this fleshb requires more
than thirty moons to grow up, and is then often
scarce, while each of the wonderfulo seed they sow in
the earth returns to them a hundred fold. The flesh
on which we mnbsisthas four legs to escape from us,
while we have but two to pursue and capture it.
The grain remains where the white mensow it, and
grows. With them winterisa period of rest, whila
with no it is a period of laborious hunting. For
these reasons they have so many children and live
longer than we do. I say, therefore, onto every
one that will hear me that before the cedars of
our village shall have died down with age, and the
maple trees of the valley.shall have ceased to give
us sugar the race of the little corn (wheat) sowers
will have exterminated the race of the flesh-saters,
provided their huntsmen do notresolve to become
WArTnoso An Auneuec.-A few months sine,.
on the occasion of somedistuerbaanes In the tueaser
of Port Louis, XMautlhu, the Mayor orderedwetef
to be pumped on theuandience. The inhabitans
subsequently held an indignation meeting and
memoriallsed the Governor on the subject. Ae..;
a vain recourse to the courts, the matter wm
no snavirvous nO TwasL Ta 'lUA11.
HaLIFAX, Feb. l-le t reported by
the brig Cygnet to he ashore L'ver , N. S.,
prove to be the Hungafature Liverpool 8th
inst.,boudfdPor Portland.
It Is impossible to geto full of te taer
rible disaster, as none of, l m.ir or crew
have yet reached shore.
The eteamer is a total Wrnot eet ont of re
hull only beie vible at ow w , ~
the Ciard benatco tia, disea.
patched an agent to the spot, tore
sicIn. b power, orf, nermatfonre.
the fate of the bsr il .• ..sa rie e t
Sa aispastch from sO agent at Cape Sable, to er,
Cpe.rd, states that the oi to ere rare pee
oil Monday monsing, the a, tI 3o'tloek, but .a
aybreak only sher spar and smoke-pipe were .-&l
bte. Before 1 h o'chtlok 0o.e~ . l ers e teLe
thing . ad gonete s con
tinued to settle rapidly,
A very heavy atyaw rannhig at the time, whlch
broke mrst-high over the illfatted steamer. Com
munication wilth the wreck was impossible, and
still contihnas to be.
It is believed from the nature of the coast and
the terrible violence of the sea, that lt' on boalb
the Hungarian mst have pershed, nles b
Loisiana Lobiner
BATON Binde, iPub2;. .ln 'the House of Repre.
entatives, to-day, Mr. Ailen, on behalf of the
commitee to whom the, oil providing for a geolo
dcal survey of the State was referred, reported,
by substitte, ona bill to authorize and provide a
geological recognizance from the State of Loni
Section 1 of the bfll authorizes the Governor to
appoint, as soon as possible, a competent and well
qoualified geologist.
See. e authorises the geologist to make a report
to the Governor, which is to be laid before the Le
gislature next February.
Sec. 3'empowers the geologist to select and em
lay an assistant, subject to the approval of the
Sec. 4. The salary of the geologist I to be three
hundred and thirty-three dollars per month, and
that of the assistant one hundred and sixty-six,
The salaries to be drawn at the end of every t
Sec. 6. provides for the appropriation of twelve
thousand dollars.
Sec. t. The specImens are to be deposited in the
room of the Historical Sootety of the State of
Mr. Allen introduced a bill to amend the charter
of the Baton Rounge, Grase Tete and Opelonsas
Railroad, in order to extend the same to Alexan
dria, in thebparish of Rapides. The bill was re
ferred to the Committee on Internal Improve.
A bill was introduced for regulating and fixina
the salary of the Police Jury tn Union parisha
A bill was also introduced to change theoname of
the town of Creolla, situated inthe parish of Wins,
into that of Montgomery.
Mr. Ewing introduced a bill providing for the
abolishment of the Board of Public Works ahd the
amendments of the Constitution.
The bill in relation to the improvement and sale
of swamp lands oeated a long discusasion. Messrsne.
Allen, Phillips, aggoman, Coleman, Mcee and
O'QMinn were the principal participatom. The bill
as made the special order of the day for Tues
day next.
In the Senate to-day Mr. Pearce, on behalf of
the Coimmittee on Public Educatioh , reported a
bill relative to the State Seminary of learning near
Alexandria; in the parish of Rap ides.
Mr. Smart, on behalf of the Committtee of
Claims, reported unfavorably on the petition of J.
C. Pendegrast.
The foflowing House bills and resolutions were
ntroduced in the Senate and passed a first read
ing I
'gibe joint resolution instructing the State Libra
rian to send copies of the journal to General As
sembly, to the recorders of mortgages, and the
clerks of the several courts.
The joint resolution relative to the State Ar
The bill to authorize the Mayor and Trustees of
Shreveport to bring suits in the city of Shreve
The bill defning the powers and regulating the
duties of the Board on Public Works.
The bill for fixing the salaries of District Judges
came up for a third reading and was discussed.
Mr. Moore opposed the bill.
Mr. Smart moved that the bill be referred to the
Committee on Finance.
Mr. Hough said, I move that the vote of yester
day be reconsidered.
Mr. Pearce said, let the bill be referred. I will
offer a resolution instructing the Committee on Ju
Mr. Hunt saild, let us Increase their nalary whe
ther the State is redistricted or not, it will not pre
vent redistricting.
Mr. Hough thought it was making an invidious
distinctionbetween the city and country judges.
New Orleans bhas six district. one criminal, and
five civil.
Mr. Lott said the bill needs an amendment.
Mr. Hough moved that it be referred to the Com
mittee on Judiciary.
Mr. Smart was in favor of the Committee on
Mr. Pearce said, "Let it go to the Committee on
Mr. Smart said, "My principles are governed by
nay judgment, in which I am confident that I am
correct in my views. There is no law to point out
the issue."
Mr. Moore said, "The question is, how are weto
pay the Judges, and where are the funds to come
Mr. Hough withdrew his moti9n.
Mr. Moore said, "The bill should be formed, but
ought not to go into effect until the expiration of
this term."
Dr. Smart made a motion te the effect that the
bill be referred to the Committee on Finance.,
Mr. Pearce said, be it resolved thkt the Commit
tee on Judiciary be instructed to report at an early
day a bill for redistricting the State of Louisiana,
omitting New Orleans, into a blank judicial dis
Mr. Hough said, I don't see the necessity of
omitting New Orleans in the blank resolution.
Mr. Pearce said, I move that we include New
Orleans ; which was adopted.
Mr. Shadburne introduced a bill to amend the
bill providing for the organization of free public
schools in the State of Louisiana, approved March
18,1858. The bill was referred to the Committee
on Public Education.
The following bills were passed by the Senate:
The bill relative to sequestrations, arrests, at
tachments, provisional seizures and inj'unctions.
The bill to amehd article seventy-six of the Code
of Practice.
A message was received from the Governor,
saying that he approved the bill for the relief o01
H. J.G. Battle, late Sherit of Caddo parish.
On motion of Moore, the Senate resoived itself
into Executive Session.
The Legislatnrs adjoorned till Thursday.
Congressonal Proceedings.
WASoaNuToN, Feb. 21.-In the House, to-day,
Mr. Morris offered a joint resolution giving the
assent of Congress to the action of the Legisla
tures of the States of Louisiana, Texas and Arkan
sos, in relation to the removal of the Red river raft
by the imposition of tonnage duties.
After briefly urging the great impdrtanoe to
these States of the removal of this obstruction to
the navigation of the river, Mr. Morris moved the
previous question.
Much excitement and confusion ensued, and no
definite action was arrived at.
In the Senate Mr. Seward introduced.a bill for
the admission of Kansas, as a State, under the
Wyandotte Constitution, which was made the ape
cial order of the day for Thu lus, the to lst.
Mr. Haun, of Californiat, olsr.lt aresolution ln
structlong the Committee on Public Leasd to inquilre
into the expedlency of usaing a survey of the al.
ver and otehrmin 0 e4 -t a eatern aide of the
Sierra Nevada. The eliUon was adopted.
Mr. Hann also o re rsoltioln isatrelng the
lomnmittee on Iltsy e to Inquire into-the
expedienepof ogranat.n.g proceeds of the New
Alaam n o yer towards the eonetruo
tionof a rallfZ~P frgy Si i l sppi to he oPa.
w.smememw , P ebal. .-4a the Senate yesterdSy
Mr, 0 _.ppl. loa x I.e o beelf of the
M 117 '&sslmtte e of Iuveeflgaisro, Oe.
ohe eo. .* o
tepda. tie l rj
Tj bas pls&
+&oh e ..I+ sad Te ,,. m+ ws p ce
• P, thise10} ate
Wa x, ~ ee0 *4siY
Iterew Y fR 8 eb l-the redest of (.;t.+l ai.
amounted btb l., t ae tmtie e.
Mane adatea i
shi~ps were&0 baweld lw ) ._.. + P,
heu eor r *ne. e f ,W
o r t beed r baor r i .m oe
Joses ot weorn eoetu t6,0Aw of twf
forte.; ss the' marepiroed active?~g." +-..
has insrce th comam andel Pyont blhe
ere tie oopseats er r
foth Icteto f tast ; t
to oh.a , a r to - o
B.(os+emm'~, P~eb. 20.-A br~irg whoed ntit Isa50 .to
+ae hoer taineda o the mrket a-d n i--
oftheq vast masses of hosting toe -f Piewoeu't
Ns satpp t.a aebi t " cee afae sae
shp e ive Intolter. pepYo. tt.
ieoamt Fbeb. dispthed tO tier and A
Nosestnisrº rapby wthe 8ll fe,, ofW r~h~
fornat'andi 5 n fe h* . ayo h-..,++,.+
WHAerO.V. Feb.. 1.-Thea ehiereat-ok
has toio c ishop, dienI tdeh ofityela.
th tre o thba dat s atloo ysoteoy 7 t
oidadhe .roc uedethdow' onAt+eaf a fo +
to Portion of the Mroops acnpbbo d
Boaica, Feb. 20-A brs stwhpies *totnsm bas
amou been tcertaaloed, th asuorkot oloelk flqte
hot seolMddl nge Uleadpahel qni aiqte4 tlp
hr the v 400 barres of Fosrtin 0old $180 ijIo
to supposed, thet.all the crew llk ed. A
h 2e0aot has bene dspthed ahet of WhIeS ton.l
The seorn otoot2000 hosen a
ic; t .2he mrtls lac ive. F ae
Catholic Bishop, died in this d ~yeertcndy. · A
thetimer 1 hogodesth he wr lesan Soacw s
andthado perfrmedhfor duItioes 71 tri~do
twoyelars t 120. perpod
Nac Yota, Feb.21.-TheLsrls not Oat $0 k to
amounted to 700 bale; the market e NO
dat steady Middl.ng Uplan ihoab
There were 4400 baielsog Fnureo
$ a 20 for Superfine. The eottv of ttothn
stated· of 800 barrels, at 331 to 351o, p¢~(
The sales of corn fweb p 36,00- ateae "eok
81p d thed mbatr o'closeyd active.
Porth is quted down00 to h18 Paethe e4 thP.
i). oItaf 8,0 band. Sdur naod cate li6soherd t
were 18ogsheads of New Orlea gold this
auction to-day, for 71-16 to7 0-6. Gphn ' Olotb
is selling at 123 to paused dow pound.
Onecosc A.s, Feb 2 --Flour 3s qute A116-6010,o
$5 60 per barrel ; the market closled d8 . Cotnii
quotedeatr s to d ac eper Antca a
d beb r IntcllocktIs eve
LoomsE Feb. 22 The. Ohio rip at·t:thlh
point I isig~g rapidly, with 8 feet; of ýin~gthe
canal nd 5 feet 33nn the pav on be'e11·-'l .
V~rsoeaauo, rb,2. n.They atea Che~rokee
passed dews atb o'clock r~trda Theie
Natebea passed down at the q Phn O the T.;
D. Mc ill t 8, and Edwl··and Sate Howard dit·B
The Elithi pse ol at 8 a lolbo'this
The Aurora passed down at noon.
The Decatuor passed down it 4' the Autocrat at
6, and the Nebraska at o'clock this evening;
CELFBRATION OP Tan Twsorv-SacoIs.-Yester
day was a bright and moet lovely day; and, as the
birth-day of the Father of his Country, was largely
celebrated. Many of the courts and public offices
were closed; some few stores suspended business;
and the ladies and children were out in uneom
monly great numbers. Flags flew gaily from the
shipping and the public buildings and consulates,
and national salutes were fired at morning, noon
and evening, on the diflbrent public squares.
The military observed the day as usual, by turn
ing out in a grand parade, and undergoing quar
terly inspection and review. The up-town brigade,
consistingof the Washington Artillery,City Guards,
Louisiana Grays, and Continental Guards, headed
by Brigadier-General Tracy, marohed to the Place
d'Armes, where they joined the down-town brig
ade, consisting of the Orleans Artillery, the Chsa
seura-a-Pied, and the other down-town companies,
headed by Brigadier-General Palfrey.
The review was made as usual by MajorGuen.
Lewis, attended by his staff, and the inspection
was made as usual by Inspector-General Forstall,
The day being a holiday, and the weather being
delightful, gteat crowds of people assembled at the
review ground, and lined the whole line of march.
After the review, the whole body of the military
paraded the prinoipal streets. The two brigades
separated at Lafayette Square, and then dispersed,
each in its own end of the city.
The Continental Guards wound up Washington's
and their own anniversary by a grand bell at Odd
Fellows' Hall; of which ball we may have sowie
thing to say hereafter.
BOARD o ABIsolTArr ALDssPaM.-This Bord
met en Tuesday evening. The ofcal proceediogs
are elsewhere published.
BIr.ORTOIAL Vlsr.-We yeasterday had the pies
sure of a call from Mr. Read, reporter of the tsiG.
cineati Times, who is here on a recreative viit,.It
Is not often that the up-countryrepaotgre geatiown
this way, and it is refreshing to s thestn e
they do come.
Nsoao JaALOUVSY nD Muaou,-A mulatto wo
man, nanled Omer Taggart, amidwlfe, rejdjlng on
St. Joseph street, between St. Charles and Caron
delet, was found lying dead on the banquette; in a
big pool of blood, with her feet to ir' dogstep,
and with a terribly large bowie-kn.fi stab, in the
upper part of her left breast.
Sergeant Read and officer Van Palson had the
body conveyed to the loo.apean then proceeded
to make investigations. They found ayoung man,
a neighbor, who said ha heard a seniule, or a sound
resembling a fight, in tbe house; betd the wompan
cry murder; saw a man come out with a knife in
his hand; and as the man menaced him with the
knife, he did not offer to prevent his escape. In
the dead woman's bedroom, the officers fund the
furniture in disorder, a looking-glass smashed, and
drops of blood on the bed. The aspect of thigs
was that the woman and her murderer had had a
fight in the bed-room, and that she was atai
whilst trying to eseape into the street.
The young man who saw the murderer come out
of the house recognized him as a free colored can
named Smith, a carpenter; and other fhat de
monstrated that he was the murderer, for there,
had been some trouble between him and err, an
account of her preferring a certain white ma to
him for her paramour.
The pokee were hot after Smith last nRlA;
They arrested Jlias and Jeannette, slaver of Mr.
WoodHtef, atopping in the deceased's hpes wit
Ass- m, reaom.. w, or soa or as e71pous
Rosas.-Yeseid5tY afteroon, e e"
and rWasoee eed n Was W har les, H
Douney, en ipAs ley. sea
ounehar eter. Thkey foundblm'st
Re ran, ia th o5aG es shehe '
quaome shre tfroaey nghim . dew ea
f aya
r6 b. -i ·
atj raeoraterl l
tsyar`ae oni~ (as
by- ol1cer Dlsaf of (p)
rharges by-..
Oew " W - 4 , Am
ky r
I oCraner-Aa
ewer fe It~Ve* i
dh et0, Wg(
as fro hease on
her-room fn tinedTscln
motp seir theo hi
skinad he lomupto a
a) Cre a ru Do n +
ilfelnit; ald wsbe 10 tute
racento l at hbe lt
mo.ther,. fh ha 1 fk
wohere it tea rs
mnths.p o
Hewas strgsed by th
comalsfrom the po thoe of}a I dii r
bar-room bore lae axcmr hee
, neighbor beliewA kiameosakng ymo
t erder Logon a harg ft g
her sosrekln ontn Thes chldwa
boat sicknn thig to beod.i oeit;a0
lirr nitan dtsw ree l thqed tm Sat.oi
Rvnobbery atth bras of poi ey e.
wor H'se othr 4twoc~den
He was ehrgwit t ht Yt-lgs
ma-ont f he . k
in the Uellpee aai e
Recorder Le. with St
littie 30ger of John ]
Ilbo 1uc
Power bee. pi o
Cotton Prempaf
around with nottot.h
have been cited tespper *ee
example oft ,
of tinme"eand sotlees -ad~n
shlelde43, 43 ernat
Wilts a enTseeay. Te' ~ l
belowd abA bilo
o tierc
ted, weedi elcba'k akd.eaisd slnk IS'
ubattery ery te
cobbety, and th ea s
wionlteeb* lhr att~m
`tientebd" and~ ,:<b
whoe neao'Menwh seme ' emi
wiion P30* on h~ofr is tibf 4r~ laa,
were ntoba bateatey r 4 ie
op they wnere be eeill., r.-I~t. a nti
p roec11otorwe hwe'te care
then he more
hen Jesot rof c wb nckn ma
Caee tree a nge, evn bnof
a eruero Tuesdyeruedbfe
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up thywereturnedotit 'b W
proe w op teeelh
ab pet es.T i,
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prsTr O' oem In ý M1ef
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the ol s cause tract tiiq
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