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I, Eddy, y're abot to ve us, a m you
ow, ly, it is ghty hard to spare , .
I feel as If my Head was go.ng od
This reel seims of decapitation
(Peap i yom' MIk es to give a cold eellation;
B, Eddtw s, I reallybo think yul , 0.)
(I peopler "fromthe dsouth Pranhe rf.)
I feel a If my Hoed was goin o.
Tide ornsl epochs oa decpItation
Surpeses all the gdUotino ha wrought,
(Porhbp you'd like to give a cond collation;
Betwnea us, Ean4, I ell think you, 0.)
You people "from th south of Prcne," ar
(I say this privately, my boy, to you.)
You dress well, b well, never want for money,
I don't haew bow you do it--bt you do.
I wish before you go, you'd give the modus,
And let your friends know how to do that same;
I'll swear yeou've paid up all you ever owed u
(And, by the by, that washerwoman's laim!)
Wid, there, alss! I bear the whilet.blowlag,
'Tb hflly time our parting words were said.
Why deon's you o alog, If you are going ?
Shakeo ads, good-bye, God bless you, go-A
Jane as, ase
Wrlim br the X. O. onese.)
A LITTU OIP OUSeIP.
Has it ever struck you how much more feas.
.e a thing looks when conning it over by
ibght then it will when viewed in day's broad
.Ight? Night seems to oast a glamour over a
plan, to smooth all the sharp angles, round the
rough corners, sad give anu ir of correetoems
Ia wild projects that garish day stripe It of, and
lys bare Ia all their d ragrneabiltie and um.
This avery muob the case with me now. Last
night I euid not woe the drowsy God to toch
tmy wery eyeids with his poppy oil, and while
toe-aE about wisbing day would eorme, even If
.it m never ending eares, it popped into my
bhead to write yoe a letter, and you can't im
agie how oloquent I mude it before I dropped
a linto dream-lnd uad lighted apon a battle
8de1 of mon i red and black uniforms-and that
I sappose, scared it awayr, for I tin4 that my
elueat letter, viewed by the morunag's sun,
dse a come up to the m made white wooing
0rwhat do you nsay to one of our old time
goseipplag letters, ruoaning throuh all sorts of
noasense, nd like theo bee, sipping the huney
from each lower we touch and liiotCr on kto
othsrs? Nonsense .you know, 'tiL said, is relhed
by the best, end in truath, judfong from re
marks I've beard made lately over aewepaper
aroile, 1 should say noseue*, and very sIupid
msene at that wa aM high premium. If
_that e the case, I masy find favor, as I feel folly
-g-ble of wrting, sad often of talking and
sometitmu of doi sa d amount of veriable
There is, I believe, a certain erlprit du corps
belonging to all clasnes and gRadee of thi grerat
social whirligig pelept "the world," and an amu
aing instance of it fell under my notice nit io R
lace on Canael s tru , nding at one of tue
store doors, wa a profeeional beggar woman
with as ilast ia her arms, and coming down the
street was another with a baby alse, the one
olsg down the street pe a qulok ?Iwik of
her eye, a light grin, sad a half bake of her
huad, as muech e o say, '"o go." sad pasued on
.wihoet speaklig, and at a th onther one
-sed ee whining and went na her way. It was
dne ia a flash of time, and seemed a regrular sigu
of fellowhood between them; the one plainuly
telling the other without a word, that beggingo at
Mht door was time loot. and the other naderstand.
lig it, resumed her line of march with no mre
waste of time and woids. & such wretches who
make misery a trade, bhae their sly hum ire
among themselvees. sand their eryptological devl
oe- for proleeouai o onvelniece.
I wueeder if some ladiesd will ever learn the
meanang of the words. "good tste ?"' Three
tiames lately have I seen lades. in dresses and
wala of very fine whe hltswism, gaUzy and web.
Iah in texture, and wearsng thick lioen cou f anol
gare with them. The greenest greeny from a
pale bckwoods ooght to know it was out of keep.
lg and oin bd taste.
Tbls b Wednesday night and I've been on the
g llcry to cateh a little frerh air, Iok rr some
--y. sad. in the meanmse, take a look at the
sy rockets sent up from the very ultra radical
meetilg, and I thought bow very emblematic the
rockets were of the party--a great fuss and tile,
ot a very pleasnt smell, uad thea oat, and no
mere of them.
Spleasnt showers of the past fw day seem
i ealiven the lora kingdom, and the bright flow.
re lIIft their ran washed faeu sad sest the air
n gatoafil odors. My gardon i behatIul now
and the pe piks, beliotrope and roses are glw.
Sla ~e efuoi of oldors that would tempt
mte io ge them for hours were it t a
that s dety pO h urelenlem afnger to a
hope beekeot beotleas birts aed undarned
ses, aid tbh "m b me" a tobd yougood
egat, Isy down my pea, and Lake up sy thimble.
" y aoar dow ever grow he,"
Tan Ter Aur van Tarvwr.--elthfkl beauty
i givee to the complexlon by Phale's fragrant
and coolir paphian Iltion or moral eakntw . it I
be been submitted to the meost peo ehel.
e-l tests and edhas ben preoneunud nlusri..
[We was gIaJ e aiblO bsesn eor red.
ae na oepedsi , by m. Annes Oaruthers, read
at e sumam st n~ibUs of ase Pmt nd
Fourth Dirlts Grlb' High School. It I., In oar
epilca, deddedly above the ordinary aliber of
sdbolatseg' pesed le, e displays a bsliiy
of expressao I the tIestaest of a very beak.
s asye sabject esa a deleacy of thought, the
aslis ef which, Ih the discssion of other and
resherstheme, would srely reselt In something
That woman was Hmeaven's at gift to man, we
' suppose ceanot be doubted, as the fact stands
recorded In Holy Writ; but the remainder of the
asertion restm solely upon the testimony of
Milton. Bitterly has It been disputed, and often
have the bingers of men, trembling to their very
tips with the joy of triumph, pointed to that chap
ter of Geness which tells of the arst womon who
committed sin, and the Aret asi committed by
This would seem to settle the matter, did we
set, with memory for our aid, call to mind all the
great crimes which have stained the aonals of the
world, sad aerctala that their lstigaters and
executors were men, not women; from whiobh
we would conclude that, though woman took the
bret step on the road to evil, man, with his longer
stride, soo overtook her; and, otter the Ispse of
years. when new methods of mning had been
devised, be put on his seven-leagued boots, and
distanced her so far that she stood nd still stands
aghast in wonder at his superior talents and am
biton in the line which she herself marked out.
The frivolity of woman in matters of dress has,
for countless ges, been a favorite source of
amnsement to the masculine mind. It bar fr. 1
abbed food for many a facetious conaverstion,
and bha served to render witty many a sews
paper paragraph, whose space would have been
left blank if this ever new and ever interesting
Ssubject had not occurred to the perplexed mind
of the contributor.
The masculine mind delights in sarcastic sneers
upon every new style of female dress. Just as if,
supposing it were the fashion, they would not
ondesuend to deck their boily habitation with
silks and ribbons, and laces, and jewels. Just as
if, always supposing it were the fashion, they
would not array themselves in short dresses
sad sashes; pr, as If they wouldn't wear long
trails and enjoy the fan of seeing their lady
friends in coastant terror of treading on them.
Just as if, again supposing that it were the moon t
liae custom, they wouldn't wear their hair
done up a la waterfall, a La cata
ruet, etc. But the masculine mind is
idiganl t at such a suggestson! They never t
wore feathers, and plumes, and lace on their
ats,. and long, but fashionable spurn on thirr
heels! They never twisted and pomatumed their
hair! They never wear, now-a-days, great, tall,
stove-pipe chapeaux. Oh, no! and they fold
their arms over their bosoms (Moody's latest c
fashion) and complacently return thanks to God C
that they were out born into life women. " O,
consistency, thou art a jewel! " e
In regard to another point, however, we both P
agree to and deny the common doctrine of man's
Intellectual supremacy. The generality of women
are quite equal, if not superior, in our opinlon, to
the generality of men. It is usually conceded to
women, I believe, that they have superior quick
neo, but that this quicknesms Is attended by a c.r
responding shallowness. Yet the most ItValous
of these "Last, best gifts of Heaven to Mer"
can scarcely surpaes, in this respect, that portion
of the "Lords of Creation" who seem to think I
that creation comsists of kid gloves, patent leath. g
era, and a walking cane; those who cultivate their a
hair, but leave the brains which lie, or which are je
supposed to He beneath, uncltivated, unimproved; a
those who devote hours of labored thought to the it
outer covering of their heart, but who pay no P
attention to the heart Itself, or rather to what is t
called by courtesy a heart; or those who restrict il
the limitsof creation to the measures of the count.
ins room; whose thoughts extend only to cottono s
bales and six per cent; whose minds, except with to
regard to their business, they leave uncultivated; ti
whose hearts have been long ago ooined into DI
gold, or lately stamped into greenbacks.
Far be it from me to detract from the reverence i
due to man's great intellect; but I would suggest ri
that, at the present day, it merely requires a P
moderate stock of brains, a little knowledge of u
poetry (enough to quote occasonally ) and of the
fahiorable novels. to make up the list of marcu"
line acquirements, and surely it would take no a
Miss Evans to equal these. But so far as equaling s
the greatest masculine mind is concerned, we a
think the record of all time has proved its falsity. I
No woman has written an epic; no woman has b
painted a great picture-and we tear no woman b
ever will. a
With regard to woman's duties and sphere, d,
much has been said and sung.
Opinions on this, as on most other subjects, c
differ widely. We are told by Anna Dickenson w
and other " Women's Righbts" women that they n'
consist in sitting in the halls of senators, and In 0'
the presidential chair; in having ourselves im- P
peached and tried by a Congress of women; and
them we could, probably, enjoy the right" or to
being hanged by one of our own sex. ci
We are told at exhibitions, and on all other oc
easlons where speeches are made to us, that our t
sphere of ltufuence is large, and that we can vi
create or diminish a vast amount of good. We m
are exhorted to cultivate our Intellects, and to add
-to what we have learned in our school.books, the at
daily teachings of experience. A few days after, E
perhaps, we read In a paper an article on the v
good old times, when women only knew h,ow to P
sew and cook, and a fervent wish tha- those timnes P
could be recalled; and it would be diffoult to te I t
whether more of masculine contempt is meted P
out to frivolous women, or more of masculine ha c
tred to [l. frLtei.e saantraes.
A great sand noble man has expiined the eaune
of this latter inseparsable ad junct of teminiue il
wisdom. ;e says: "Leared wromen are rid. bi
cuted, well-informed women barely tolerated, m
because it wonld be uncourtly to put so many ci
UIl-mformed gentlemen to shaie.s"
Between these last two the*ries--that relating t
to the cultivation of our iotellecto, and that re- o1
lating to the cultivatiur of our cook ug faculte- t
we are left perplexed, and what pliwer will bel di
the girl who has o mother to teach her the taw t
for the combination of these bysreme? 01
The sabject of woman's beauty we leave ex. t
closively to the pen of poe's. turt to woorli's t
goodne. we most add our tribu'e. Ge(ntler, ure
ounobtrusive than man's, it bri;-htens the i:ves of t
as all. Wberever there is sufferiiu. of whel- a w
wonie's heart knows, a womMas hay d i ready to
to relieve. Her patriotssm, too, is great as man's. o
His is the rctive, here the pse vu part in their pt
country's strugglese. His place Is on the battle
field; hers at home or to the hi,.pl~i, ministering i
to the sick, comnlrting and prayiog fr thle dithg;:
and there, despite her bfllies her weaknesses,
perhaps her sin,-tlihre, at Iu. she is whast the
poet styles her, "Heaven' heas it it o man." t
Am Aereatle iHe-teated to Letigtom & i
BY THu MACHINE POET LAUREATE. t
Lo sugrmer is upon us, enveloping with beat
Every sad persptmrng mortal, and thoroughfare
in vain we strive against the dust, or seiek a
Go whre re will, tol's flery rays against at are i
How very easy 'tie to find a remedy 'gaiust all of ha
To all affording comfirt, as well ss c ,litng bnii !
Opposite Clay s statue, corner of Canal and S:.
Charles streets, sr
No one who needs most cooling shirts there with
dsappointment meets. or
AND sach ms by the sewing machine on the t
premises are made. t
Havig r for it or workmanship no rivals in the
and hourly female industry, the treadle constant i
Your eyes will greet, and on shirts they work, p
shirts heat and dust defying; ;e
Moreover, for nine dollars, in a box. six shirts are
had wirh flowrg bosomrs or plia, worth your to
greenbacks or your gold!
No whare ve at Leighto & Hayman'a can surch
shirt-treasures be sold.
Bemembe the store, immediately under the
Crescent Hali Billiard 8aloon, corner of Cans', b
and 8t. Charles strase,and opposite the statue of
r hY M.-- mother haIl two ekr, 'both
grls-the elder a feir child, the younger a hc any d
sud mother' pt. The elder was aemil ,ctd t
while ,, Sweet'--the pet sama of th yooer er
received every attentioc that ov coould ' eetowr
One day after a severes i'es, the mo her wa
itting ia the parlor, when she herst ohildish ci
step on the stair, and her t wer In
atasly with the favorite.
* Is that yo, nwastt : e inquired
":, mama,,' wUa the sad ad t .s~.g e
mo e ra heart mote- her, d fromthat r
in her affecciu, up
Come d the mswths of Bpineg
r And gleAelasr each Uving thIa
]But m1 - .
eams--w b r er olled's herne
Joyed wildly sa ame more had some
Its own !
I'e the the anIt Wm,
Painti dat.e o'er her spirit's shrine,
By beetle cheek and wasting form,
The Winter ease-and brought
Glimpe ts of ope-sad thea pasoed nsadly by,
As tear sad sigh
Tald that the punre deedand thought,
Out by itself alone
Drooped the wild, rare flower she had loved so
As if to tell
The breeze to mingle in its moan
Her knell !
The Qeuetta of ta SpplemeMawv e0ales
to the tem..
THr VAiors rzPOJaCTs cowNIDsREZ.
[rims the 8t. oIslDmesmass.
We print Mr. MeMath's commuaocation upon
the question of a supplementary outlet to the sea
with much pleasure, sad bespeak for it a careful
reading. It is conceived in an honorable spirit
and written in a cort nd ret and careful maner; and
while it may fall to convince the friends of the
Manchac canal project that his ideas in regard to
the location of the proposed canal are better than
theirs. they will still give him the credit of candor
and ability. We have read the communaestion
attentively, and fail to ind any reason offered why
the Manchac canal, provided it is pushed through
by private capital, just as railroads are built,
should not be at once undertaken and driven for.
ward to completion. New Orleans certainly has
the right sad can easily raise the capital to build
a canal into Lake Pontchartrain, or open any
other outlet for herself she pleases, and we do not
think we are opposing the interests of New Or
leans by desiring the building of a canal through
Manches bayou. If the opening of this route
closed the New Orleans route to the sea, the case
would be different. But, n any case, we are only
bound to consider the interests of the greater
number, and It openig a route to the ocean from
the Mississippi above New Orleans will be better
for the future millions who are to people the
great Mississitppi Valley than opening a second
one below that city, we say let it be done. If the
construotion of a canal below New Orleans, or,
immediately in the vicinity of New Orleans, will
cost but little, and offer greater facilities to ship
ping than the Manchac canal will, then that route
will win in the competition for trade, supposing
Mobile builds one and New Orleans the other.
With these few remarks we submit the commuci.
cation, and cordially tender the thanks of the
comps" to Mr. McMath for the legibility of his
BTv. Lotis, June 4, 1868.
Editors Missmourl Democrat :
Gentlemen--The discussion of projects for pro.
viding increased facilities for trade use not pro
grassed suflciently far to warrant any intolerant
adherence to one particular idea ; in fact the sub
ject has been taken up in the middle, rather than
at the logical beginning. and a dispute has arisen
in regard to routes and means at a time when the
proper topic of discussion would be what faeilt
ties are needed to meet the present and prospec
tie wants of the whole Mississippi valley ?
A development of these wants by a fair discus
sien preliminary to the consideration of the means
to be employed is what the public needs, that ac
tion may be based upon intelligent comprehen
ion of the whole subjelt t
In entering upon this preliminary discussion, it
is desirable so far as possible, for writers and
readers to lay aside local prejudices and personal
preferences, and judge impartially in the interest
of the whole country.
he first great want is a seaport, accessible at
all times by vessels, bhaing a deep, nobestructed
and permanent channel of approach from the
sea; a commodious, deep and sheltered anchor
age. with tenacious bottom; in a situation afford
inx every facility of approach from the interior
by land sad water. A site for a city is desirable,
but not indispensable, if ample room for docks
and warehc uses can be had in close proximity to
Tnese characteristics are essential to secure
cheap and expeditions transfers of freight, and
whatever point can present a combination mose
nearly filing the schedule i the one toward which
our efforts should be directed; and if no one point
pousseses them all, then, by opening the best
chanaels of intercommunicauon practicable, let
us obtain all the desirable features by a virtual
combination of the acilities at several points.
SWith the foregoing exposition ot what we are
to look for, we are prepared to pass in review the
various points within reach, and discover the
merits of each.
hbe Florida peninsula and the outlying kes,
standing between us and the marKets of the
Eastern States and Europe, canse the tracki of
veesels from all the gulf ports to converge at a
point lying of Loggerhead Key; locating this
point upon the coast t chart o the gulf, we find
that a circle with a radiLus of 429 nautical miles
passes through the light-house on Mobile Point,
comes within thirty-four miles of Ship Island light,
and within a nil-eof the i ht at S outhwest Pais.
The arc thus described follows the outline otf the
shore sufciently close to enable us to say, stt
between any ports found within these limits, no
material advantage as to length of sea voyage
can be claimed by say one against another.
The indirect approach by the touthwesot Pass,
the uncertain depth on the bar, sad the ddlraulty
of obtaming and matotaling a greater depth then
eightee n eet on irt, in tOonctio with tUe iBag
distance of rap:d eitrret to be encountered, be
tore reaching thlrt ground iuitable Ior perid aent
occpstion. are conclusive reasons fir deciding
that lew Orletans an the miuths of the Minis
sifpi do not lurnush the required faciities.
Mobile biay is ccessible to 20 feet draft vessels,
the tides belig of the tingle day type saed varying
with the moon's declinatin from 1 5-10 to 4,10
leet, have no gieat ehffect upon the accessiblty
of the harbor, thitoug they ae important to tue
preservation of the channel. she anohorage
greand lis cnuodious atd saf, but lies at a long
diitance from the shores, ad the bay is too
rough to ahlow two large vest-ls to lay alongside
tbr transfer of -argoes.
In the mat er of access by laud or from any of
te note brior rinr es, the port us very unavorabl
hom the M -vi-t-ppi, ty lie Mrchac or any
other loe. The . feet tn (ra.nt. Pas limits the,
navigaion to an interior ctass of bulat, making
no oentron, fr a reasor hereafter to be ex
plaised, of the hazards to river oats inoident to
the navigation of Missisippi tound, whloh isn but
partially protected against the propagat'1 l of the
gulf waves, besides Its own coniderable widta
tChsedeler Sound an Tatle al Breto Soned aire
inaitonsible, as theny oth he within the three
falhom curve, ant or..y iler a retuge for light
draft vessels. Titey are only mentioned to shoe
thlat they Lave not been overl oked, an they have
had their adrvoca es.
the only p-imt remaining ii Shinr Island, whIh
in depth of approach and space for anctorage is
nearly or quite equal to Mobile liy, the eastera
arm of the channel lying qiite ciote to the islatd.
It alorids a protected berth for vessels receirtug
or discharging c argo, and opportunity for dock
ad warehouse sites. Thes e are its meriti. Oa
the other hand, it is not accessible by land car
lisge. and by river boats only after traversing
about sixty miles of Tate Borgue a tand te Sound,
which the shortest line to the Mtitisippi river.
It is scarcely necessary to say that none of the
point mentisoned combine all the features of a
peir't-t port. Ship Island attord, the nearest ap
ptroich to it. and by supplementing the provisions
f 'nature, by works within the power of saience
to devise and skill to execute, every difM:ulty
W ay be removed, except probabty to secure easy
C.io direct access by land.
To prevent misunderstanding it is as well to sy
that if Ship Island be the point chosen for the
entrance of vemeis, the connection with river
boats must be made in its immediate vicinity.
To undertake to open and maintain a cbhanel for
sea going vessels through the sboal water of Lake
Borgue would be a very expensivte undertakig ,
by artificial means, and to introduce a current
from the river would endanger and probably
destroy its esplcity as a port. Experience in
the improvement of hbarbors hase deomonstrasted
that fresh water is sadesirtble eteeenta to deal
with, and always resier the problem a dieoalt
one, which in the sse of shrepe tidal caents in
comparatively me ad rtasin ntrodoe fresh
water eat Shp iad, Mad the dluity at the
Soethwest Paes in trasierred tea new lecality.
the question of utets i a debasle one as to
their leusane an moed inl the lower river, buat
the preservasis of a barber in adtiset qsstloa.
and the xpeise elo the world ha setle d it
defl:tely, ree eo smethed of establhbieg a
coasetie wih the river be cosidered, er- I
s-as aoutlet brais, an is musedwt
foreignt a canal wherever t , e
taced rete. bayu Idadto be madwlmo poart
clamed will sarre all tr aa e eqa i O ff
momo wil reap sway a L vi d
with the orthwest that she @e have under nay
ereamse , s the xpor auyd trade
mets he tlrweat of by thesa wae at
Great's Pam s d If she ea er anvuwk
for that trade. by removing that dilllty, so
much the better for all aoncerned, as two oem
pettng ports are better tha enoe.
o far as we of the interior are coeersed, the
locality of the port, it it be a slatable one, 1s of
secodary Importasee; but a eooeoetion avail
able asnl to boats drawing fe feet less is not
one in which we ea take any great interest. We
require to place our hrest ohme river beets
alongside of sea vsels of a eapaelty enabiftg
commerce, by the 8outher route, to eompete
successfully with the Norther lake and the Si.
Lawroce, when the route is developed to the
highest possible degree of ecmtecy. We look
beyond the present, and expect that the North.
ere route will not aheada the field of coape.
titio ; and with the capital and heluence at its
command, great works can and will be aoom-.
With the preceding statements, whleb are open
to dbeisaeon and free criticism, I pass to the eon
sideratiou how we may most readily nd cheaply
reder the actual and possible cap e of 1hip
Island, as a port, available for out purpose. As
being the'rnt step in executioajf the plan, a eco
munication with the interior is prequsidte to the
developmeat of a port.
The question of location for the connection Is
rats in order, and as we ot confined by phys
loal ne0esitties to say one roat., the _eslule a
open one, and should be fairly disoused.
Concerning the Manohac route, the rneat sur
vey is definite, and furmishes reliable data on
cerning its capabilities and east, whbch are not to
be rejected upon the useopported assertions of in
terested parties, who, whatever their other at
tainments, certainly are not the proper perons to
pus judgment upon a matter so completely out
side of their wonted line of thought and nveatiga
tion. It salces us to know that the route is pro.
nounced practicable for a canal, at a cost of
$3,800,000. Reliable data before me prove, that
a canal from English Tara to Lake Borgan can be
made, having one lock, with a lift varying with the
stage of the Misimstppl. from 06-10 of a foot to 13
feet. and a prism of excavateio 8 milea in length,
containag 3,000 000 cubic yards; comequently. a
canal 250 feet wide on the water surface, and on
pable of pseslng boats drawing tea feet, would
cost not far from $1,800,000, and involve no un
precedented engineering diooulties.
Incomplete data Indicate that a similar canal at
Bonnet Carre sad Lake Pontchartrala would cost
These approximate estimatesare proportionate,
if not altogether accurate, for the three routes,
and are all that can now be given upon the sub.
ject of cost.
I pea to a comparison of distances, taking the
heed of Bayou Manchac as the point of departure,
and Ship Island as the terminus in each case.
Miselutppti AI.te Lake and Tstas
Bout. Mils NiO? MNt.. Mlen. Nil.,.
Byou tancbac..... - 5 t0 118 Iti
Benoet Uare........ 9 B -- 71) 173
Isllm. e urns........ 61 - he it
The last column gives the absolute disteace,
which, for the purpose of comparison, must be re
dnced to relative by allowlng for the sebot of the
character of the channel, as it is wed kaown that
from the limited dimensions of canals and small
rivers a lower rate of speed is attainable the in
I take, as the average rate of steamboats, ten
miles per hoar is still water, and allow for the
eanal a speed of four miles an hear as the limit
attained by boats of 1000 tons and upward, which
i very near the truth. Introdloing those elements
Bsesmeu Cen. Tara
.Mtr. Bra. Ir. r. Jnr IIr 1,
nsstueelppiriver.... . 4 98 133 13
Canal............. ... 5 6 5 1 e 5
Amiteriver......... 40 602 . .... .. ....
Late and und.... 118 11.8 70 70 M 5.8 5
so taw tm .......... r 1 .. . l 2B. 5
Relaetl. d5cs. 4 ....2 180 .... ....Bi
It will be noticed that for the Amite river a re- C
doctioa of speed to eight miles has bes assumwed,
whisk poussbly may be too muoh.U I have no
data of its width and mesa depth; also, that the
iteluence of current in the river is gaead, as it
should be. since currents aooesrate d dig as
much as they retard sacendtag boats; therefore, I
their influence disappears in a diloassloa compre
hbeding the movemeat of trade in both dlrections.
In fact, the deseonding tonnage overbalsacee
the asceeding,so that the balance in practice will
be to the credit of the river current. As an Uilu
site statement has been made respecting the time
sated by the Msachac route, attestioa is called to
the facility with which such estimate may be ms
aipulated to suit, as can be se by apolying
rates above and below ten miles an hour to the
preceding statement, which ls only fair, so far as
the rate assumed is the actual average of the boats
to be used.
Although the aeolute end relative lengths of
the r notes, as iiven, show a small advantage in
lavor of the middle or Bonnet Carre route, I pro
pose to draw no coancasionfrom it except to say
that the are not decisive; neither oea the dir
feren.e in etimated cost le considered cowls
sive ; one or two millions in cost may be compea.
cated by advautage whibch eannot eater into an
estimate. While admitting this as a possitblity I J
am nLable to conceive that there can be osuch an
advantage in favor of tbe Mancohace route.
A poet:ve argument in favor of choosing a loca a
tion a. far down the river as p'sslble is to get a
be)yood the rangle of extreme variatlus of surface
At hiah water the lockare by the Maeohact
route would be 32 feet, which would be a lift be.
yoi'd trecedent for a single loc,. At Bouote
Carre the lockague would be 18 feet, and at ouglih
iurn 13. as already stated, the htghest stage of
water being unodcerstood Io each case.
He or the Northwest. while not specially de- -
*iroeae of promotig the interests of Nsew Orleans,
canot poussibly be benefited by injuring that
city: if we can fid an outlet to the sea in its im
mediate vicinJty, that answaernour parpose equally
we;l as one at a remote point, so hoorarble
reason can be given for choosing the diatant
T:ie people of L~ouhisana are citizens of our t
cowmon cosuntry, and have all their iterests in
common with us Io seekingt improved facilitiee for
trade,. a-d certainly an equal right to enjoy those '
faclhities without being put to unaecessary trouble
aid expense, and arJy attempt to divert the great
niovement in favor of a free outlet Into •atagon
,m wiih New Orleans iL at once injudiloisus, as
provoking ,ppooldtiou in a quarter where from
oleutity of realisterert an alliance is possible,
sice it is a breach of tbhe obilgations to mutual
rerard and asiteneae etiting between man aad
mat. a. . xu'xavn.
L*ve Ifres the North.
BY CHRISTINA tOSI8TTI.
I had a love in soft south Ilad,
IIb loved through Aurtl far in May;
lie waied on my lihtest breath,
And never dared to say me nay.
He eaddened if my cheer was sad,
but gay he grew if I was gay;
We n*ever dlff-red on a hair. t
My )ea lia yes, my ny hie nay.
The weddlng boor was come, the aisles
Were flushed with ans and flowers that day;
I pacing hbalanced in my thoughts,
" Its' quite too late to thint of nay."
My bridegroom anwercd in bhis toro,
My slf bad alImot answered " yesa ;"
When thrtonuh the flashng nave I beard
A stralggle and resoundinI " ay."
Bridesmaid and brideroom sbrank it fear,
Lut I stood hIgh who stood at bay;
" And if I aswer yea, fair air,
What man art thou to bar wlthay ?"
He was a strong man from the north,
Light-locked, with eyes of dangerous gray;
" Put yea by for another time
Ia which I wll aot ay thee nay."
He took me in hIs strong white arms,
Be bore me on his horse away a
O'er crag, moras, sad hair-breadth par,
Bat nsever asked me yea nor nay.
He made me fast with book and bell,
With links of love be make me stay;
Till now I've seithor heart nor power
Nor wl nor wih to my blm aay.
The Mew York brick-layte, uembelSg 200,
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