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OFFICIAL IOURNAL OF THE CITY OF NEW OILEANS.
SUNDAY MORiNINO, DICEMBD 27. 188.
Per the New Orleans Creseeu]
THE UlIM TED HOUSE.
sY 7O1A KnLLU.
"Well, it seems we are fated to remain here
all sigLt--et up, too-tor the captain declares he
has not an inch of spare room on the entire wharf
boat. F. r us, who are accustomed to a soldier's
life, to saeep lying down or standing up, makes
but little difference; but what to do for you two
young ladies-there's the trouble! Can your
fertile brains suggest anything, little sister ? "
" No, they positively cannot. All I can do now
is to bewail the distressing predicament in which
we are pasced. Why will bridges break, bayous
overflow, and," lowering her voice, " boats be
crowded when we have special use for state
rooms! .Agdes, darling,"-Nettie Sherwood
turned to a lovely brunette reclining on a luxuri
one sofa at B- Landing-" I fear you will form
but a poar opinion of coast life; but pray don't
judge it by your first introduction. It is too bad,
I declare. Here 1 have been promising you such
delightful times on uncle's sugar plantation,
splendid rides and drives on the smooth levees,
and here the first news that greets us is that they
are all washed away; drives and levees, too,
bridges included, and perfectly impossible for us
to get away from here to-night. To make matters
worse, the captain says the boat is so crowded
that there's not even the shadow of a bed to be
" Why, my dear Ndttle. what a long speech and
such a long face, too," said Miss Do Barchett,
smiling, " over such a trifling matter as one
night's detention. Don't distress your kind, little
heart about me, pray. I will trust you for all the
enjoyment you have promised me, and more, too.
I really sympathize with you in not meeting your
uncle and aunt; but to-morrow the pleasure will
be just as great. Is there no plantation near
where we could procure accommodations for the
" None at all, Miss Agnes," said Harry 8ber
wood, " on account of the frequent falling in of
the !eveep, the planters have their homes remSved
at least a mile or two from the river bank, and it
is within that distance the bayous we have to croes
" Oh, Nettie," called some of her friends, who
were on the boat waiting for the next steamter,
" we'll tell you where you can get excellent ac
commodations, good beds, handsome furniture,
sni'eiiDg for want of use and airing, and not more
than a quarter of a mile from here."
" Oh, I am so glad. Now Agnes, we are all
right: tell us where the place is and we will start
immediately." said Nettie.
" 77te ltuinltle llone," uttered a voice in such
a tragic tone as to thrill her with terror.
" The Haunted House !" echoed Nettle and
' True," said the speaker, " such is Its reputa.
tion. and if you wish I w.id thil you all I know of
it, though then perhaps you may not care to go
" Do, please, tell it, we are all ready for a ghost
story," cried several with our friends, eager for
the marvelous, as human nature always is.
" A year or two before the late war broke out,"
began the narrator, "Woodsid- plautation was the
bonme of two happy beings-Mr. Archer and his
young wife, to whom he had been united but a
shoit time. None but the fond husband seemed
igtnrant of the waning life of Mrs. Archer-the
ghastly finger of conesmption had marked her for
its victim, and she was fast leaving all her earthly
happiness, husband, parents, all. 'Twas hard for
her to leave them, and when her husband, at last
awakened to the terrible loss which lay before
him, would clasp her in his arms sad beseech her
not to leave him she would moan.
"'Oh, isannot, cannot leave you, Raymond, the
grave itself seems powerless to keep me frm
"At last nature succumbed, and the casket th' it
held the s:,ul of the idol'zed wife rested under t .e
willows of the parish cemetery. Soon strange
stories were afloat coneernwg, Woodside; while
the distracted hotband held aloof from all human
sympathy, the servants gave circulation to startling
accounts of groans and mouruful cries, heard
nightly since the death of Miss Amy.
" Strange to say, these were many. who pas
sing by. and remaining there over night, would
confirm these tales, adding that it was always at
midnight the sounds occurred ; one of the strang
ers started in terror from his bed, but looaimg
carefully around, could find nothing earthly to
warrant his fears. Our soldiers were quartered
near there for some time, but daring as they were
in confronting death, even at the cannon's mouth,
they recoiled in terror from an encounter with a
visitant from the land of shadows. Brave men in
passing looked askance at the Haunted H)u ie, and
voluntarily or involuntarily, the horse quickened
his movements until past its precincts.
"At last it became a current report, aside from
the servants' tales, that Woodside was haunted by
the dead wife, who returned at nidnight to visit
her husband, and would utter those wailing cries
when compelled to leave him.
" In the midst of these ghostly stories Mr.
Archer left Woodside in charge of sn overseer,
and tried the efficacy of traveling in subduing his
gritf ; but not long after came news of his detlh,
and the pre perty passed to the next heir, who is
the preIsent owner. He has only been there occe
to lotk at it, but it is uncertDiu whether his die
taste to living on the plantation is due to the loss
of slave labor or s:ories of the ghost.
" The war stopped all work, and Woods;ie. un
eaed l,r and uegiaecteli. as gradualy t,'al, ,,
deray: the house is still cotd, and tle forlltre"
of Mrs. Archer remains untouched. its ghostly
reputation being its best protection, no one caring
to disturb property perhaps used by unearthly
visitsnts. Now, yon have the history of the place,
do you still entertain an idea of sleeping there,
Mis Nettte ?"
" 1 not for the world; I'll think haout ghosts
for a week to come, I'm sure." and Nettle sthu
eered in fasncied terror. ' Harry, you sha,:t
leave me, not even to help Agnes root tie
spirits: she don't believe in anything of the
kind. end it would b. jdlst like her to want to see
what's going on at that deserted place; but I
won't *' rnit it."
" Oh Miss Agnes. don't think of staying in the
Haunt' d House, you miiht got punished for it,"
said tome one.
"Now I think of it," said Helen Platt, taunting
ly, " Agnes might set us all an example of brave
ry, and sleep there, by herself, too; she always
used to have such a contempt for us poor cowards,
when we were at school together, let's see if she
h afraid of anythIng now. Are you, Agnes, I
The young lady addressed flushed slightly, as
"I don't see what there is to be afraid of, t
enlto, you know I doot i elivre th·re are sR'i
thipr ess ghi'*s, and of cnorse can't fear therj.'
" Then will you prove your bravery, and Oe,'p
at Voodside to-night '" poriltecd Ilelcn. ' and ye t
cen tell us all about your midnight viit',rs. in tho
nrorning: say, Aggie, will yon go? If you don't I
we'll all think your courage is only In theory, and
you're uas great a coward as any of us.'
Agnes hesitated a m?:n' : then sa l: :
"Certainly, if yon wish to know whet in goinPe
on there, to gratify your curiosity, I will sleep at
Woodiide, but not becauose you wdli c .nsiler me
a coward if I don't go. Some f yo'i, thugh.
most accompany me there, and then you cau
lerve me till morning."
All exclaimed loudly against such a proc"e-5
tt(r. rnd Netie der'ared if Agnes went to t'e
"Hau'snted House," bshe herself, and Brother Hurry.
too, would go with her, although the very idea
almost threw her into spasms. and the reality he I
knew she would never survive.
As a natural ccnsequence opposstion and en
treaty only strengthened Miss Duearchett in her
determination. and finally she had her own way,
promtising her friends they should see her safely
lodged before they left her.
The evening was now drawing to a close, sad a
short while after Agnes had made her arrange
Otents for the night a tall, fine looking yonng man
entered the ladies' eabin, and grasefully saluting
his a~'qusintafces, passed on to where our friends
were seated. The clasp of the hand with Agnes,
and her deepening color, showed they were more
than common friode.
"IOh, Mr. 8tanton," cried Nettle, "you've jaust
come in time to prevent, or ssist in preventmg.
I should say, the commission of a terrible-I
won't cay crime. but mire, a-blunder. Tou
usnt use your influenes in dissuading Agnes from
an unheard of caprice." I
" Let us bear what it is first, Miu Nettie," in
quired the gentleman. "I did not know before
that Miske Agnes ever was caprietous." t
"Judge for yourself. Mr. S'.anton; she hasu
actually promiced to pass the night in the t
" la that , Yiss Agnes? Not that I would t
give any credence to the superstitious reports con .
crniug it. tull I think it would be unedvisable, t
nay. if you will allow me to say so, highly Impru.
dent for any yomaiu yt.go there with the in. N
tent·on of remaining all night. The house Is en
t iely deserted. with the exception of an old negro
woman, who bovers round the place like an
an, lent ghoul, and is scarcely a hostess for Miss
D 'archett, so let me neg of you to dismiss such
an idea from your mind, and be content to remain
here for one night. I very much fear," he added,
smiling. " you let your coursage play traitor to
your prudence when you acceded to such a pro
" Really Mr. Stanton appears In a new character
tome this evening. 1 am disappointed, I am sorry
to say, and," laughing sarcastlcally, "shall have
to believe that women were originally endowed
with the stronger spirit of the two sexes. The
idea of men giving eteel to sensational stories! "
a Much more followed between the two. occa
sionally joined by the others, on'il they became
quite warm, Agnes tantalising Mr. Stanton with
inainuations on his bravery, and jesting at his so
peratition and timidity, whilst be endeavored to
drssande her from her undertaking, even at the
r risk of incurring the in putation on his courage.
It Iwas grond e~s, she knew. for in the late ,a
Col. Stanton had proved himself one of the
bravest of Southern sons.
I To account for his presence, it is only nece-
sary to say that he sad Agnes were all but de.
clared lovers, and that bosiness calling him to
Vicksbuhorg, he left New Orleans on the same
steamer with his three friends, and finding they
would have to remain all night on the wharfboat,
concluded he would remain also, and enjoy their
company till the next steamer passed.
Notwithstanding her seeming indifference and
reteratsons to be left alone, Agnes had reated on
having his conpanyaaguard and protector, whilst
she kept her promise of sleeping in the house.
Her disappointment, therefore, was great, (Al
though woman-like. she didn't show it,) when Mr.
" Very well, Miss DuSarchett, since yun have no
poor an opinion of my courage, I will incur your
contempt by offering my protection, although
such was my into ution and earnest desire. 1 could
have wished to be allowed to accompany you and
remain asu entmel without to assure you by my
presence, that none could trouble you, but from
your words, sonh care is unnecessary."
' Totally, sir. And now, Nettle, it is t'me for me
to be going, you and your brother may accom
pasny me there, and then return to sit up all night,
whilst I will be enjoying a comfortable bed."
Nettie groaned, and commenced to beg again,
but Agnes stopped her by pointing out the beau
ties of the night and the pleasant walk they were
They set out for the house, about half a dozen
of her friends accompanying her, eager to see if
Agnes really would stay when left alone. A short
walk brought them to the outer gate, and entering
it, they proceeded on a long graveled walk, at 'he
end of which fell the dark shadows of the mavion
a gloomy, deserted spot it seemed, indeed. As
cending the steps of one of the wings of the hon.e,
they knucked loudly, but with no effect, and see
nlog a dim light in the room, they entered and
found the old negro woman Mr. Stanton had men.
tined, half asleep over the embers of a fire.
She got up on seeing the visitors, and present.
nlg an honest, well-meaning face, said:
" Good ebenoin, young marsters and mimsesaes;
I'm 'sprised to see you here, but if ye want any
thing old Milly's got, jest tell her and she'll give
it to yer."
Harry told her one of the young ladies wished
to remain the a all night, and she must get a room
ready immediately. It was some time before she
could be rade to comprehend him, but when she
did, she promised to take the young lady to the
best room in the house.
"Now, Nettie, as you have seen me safely
housed, you can bid me good night and return
with a light conscience, while I go to my room
and sleep. for I ane tired."
" Oh, you heartless creature, don't stay here,
but come back with us ; ugh. I'm afraid to look
round." and Nettie shuddered an she clung to her
brother's arm in real terror.
"Norsense, Nettis, I shan't think of anyvthing
but going right to sleep, so good bye all of you;
its time to retire."
They told her rood night, and relnotantly left
her to herself. When the last one had left Agnes
felt a thall of loneliness and dread she scarcely
cared to ackifowledge, but shaking it off, she mo.
tioned to Milly to bring a light and show her to
the room she was to ocoupy; and, preceded by
the old woman, through the damp, dismal hall,
ascended a winding stairease to the upper hall,
and stopped at the second door.
" 1he best bed's In here, Hiss; the sun's had a
more chance to get in this room than any ob de
r, a," said Milly. Saying this, she fumbled some
time at the door, sad Inally opened it, but in do
ing so, knocked out the light. A momentary fear
made Agnes gasep the arm of the old negress,
but recovering herself, she said
" Never mind, auntie, don't be frightened. I
have some matches," and produced same which
she brought from the boat. Striking a light, they
entered, and placing the lamp on the mantelpiece,
Agnes surveyed the room.
It evidently was the one that had belonged to
the late Mrs. Archer, for there were many little
ortam.n'ts Fctt'errd around, she naturally sup
posed, belonging to a refined and delicate lady.
There were, hb-ide, many incongruous articles
p'aced there ' r snfe ke-ping-work box. basket,
vases with remnantsof dried leaves, were scat
te red round the room ; the walls were hung wi:h
paitrir Es, among wiich was one representing the
face of a Fat;r, that particularly attracted the
attention of Agnes. Around its mouth olayed a
demoniac grin; its eyes seemed fixed on her,
watching her movements and following her to
whatever part of the room she went. Near the
fireplace was an easy-cushioned lounge, on wh:ch
,gnoes could almost fancy she saw the form of the
invalid. The tall, square bedstead looked like a
funeral pile, its silken hangings faded and cov
ered with dust and cobwebs. Every article of
furniture (of the costliest kind) must have
remained undisturbed since the death of its
owners, for the room was damp and humid,
remindilg Agnes of the charnel houses of wh;chl
she had often read--but she was g ing to sleep
here. and having a cheerful fire made, and every
nece~'ary preparation for her comfort, soon re
cov.red her equanimity and usual spirit. I
Old Milly now saidl:
" lese rot some work to do down stairs. honey.
and 1'11 go now and hinsh it, and then 1'11 bring
ny r.altress and sleep here with you; but I've
never slept here afore, 'case this old nigger
cwouldn't like to see sperrita, but I can't let such
a snweet young latdy as you stay by herself. to
|,lease leave de door open, Miss .gness, for 1
doc t know when I'll get thro'."
Apgnce said, "Very well." and drawing up a
lrn- arm-chair betre the fire, sat down to think
on her novel poeltiou. There she was alone in
this great house, with its reputation of being
honnted. Suppite there was any truth in It, whit
would become of her' Why did Frank Stanton r
take fnse at her foolish bantering, and why
didn't be insist on oming with her ?
She looked around the room, and her glance
again rested on the weird face of the satyr; there
was a look of life and intelligence in the eyes
startling to behold, as they seemed to answer the
earnestness of her gaze. Turn as she would those
eyes still followed her. It was too high for her to
reach, or she would have been tempted to pull it
from its place. By its ide was thie sweet, sad
face of Amy ArCher, clothed in her bridal raf- a
ments, whose fairnlmess only heightened the grio
ning darknese of the satyr, and reminded Agnes a
that tiLe origional might have been a victim to sone o
vth Lilius dnaion ai that represented be ide b
" ths will never do." thought she. "I am sit
t.ig p :oo IuLo, and looking too much at that p
horrid i ture to make my dreatrs very pleasant.
I wih I felt as sleepy ·s when I first entered, but
now I am as waseutl as if it were morning."
h.e threw herneif on the bed, and tried to com
pyre her n.d to sleep. She had a rost succeed- ti
,d when she was roused ty a thgahit ristlit g a
str,,!. To the erxr'ed rild the sl:hitest caIss a
oft n Increase to mouncains of disturbance, and b
so ,e socund increased, succeeded by a violtnit
a. ski- g a, d rattling, then running of light foot- h
sltep to and fro, the quivering ear of Agnes im
sluned tile room full of somebody or something. g
I'n n:itied to tee what it was she raised un cau
tii toy, atd saw by the dim remnants of the fire a
nr:ber of enorocus rats, some tearing and nih
lIng the paper ahe hod thrown on the floor. andil g
o'Cr rs thrwor.g her bat and gloves about in their n,
elf - tu itestrv them.
" 'Pebaw. what a goose I am to night. Why am
I less brave than usual? I have listened to so h
rtcvh nonsense about this place my mind maeet it
lave become infected. Let my hat and gloves tI
go, they a ill do to show to-morrow as the work of
She Isy down again, thinking of the rats and the h
sport bshe would have the next day in giving an ft
account oi their antica to her companions. After
s-me time of unconscinsnesas, she was rounsed by
a load stunning crash, which seemed to her as if
tbhe bouse was failing over her head. She was on
her feet in an inetsnt, and looking round, she
found that the great pair of toags standing in the u
cotner bad been thrown down by the rats in their p
gembols with her gloves.
She was now so thoroughly awakened by the re
peated diaturbanee that it was ImposIble to C
close bet eyes, and as i-luck woeald have it, she ri
found them hnvolunturily turn to the estyr, she d
tried to shut them to keep outthe hateful face, but
in vain-the Ulds would unclos In spite of her, and
the longer sh ganed at it, the more lift-liks it be t
eame. The eyes grew larger. md meed to a
twmkle, as if the feed was chuoklig with rome
Internal pleasure. The month distended to a
broader gran, and at one time Agnes thought she I
saw it open as if about to speak. Her breath
grew quicker, her heart best sadibly-to escape h
the terrl'ying .ight -he was about tj tur her
o bead. when to her horror the picture slowly de
a scended from the frame and g'adnually approached
a the bed. She heard its heavy breathing at it ad'
h ranced. She tried to scream but could mike no
a sound, her limbs were powerless to mve. It
camne so near that she fancied she oould feel its
o treath on her cheek. hhe struggled v ainly to
utter a cry or make a moveument, her mosclsa were
r When reaching the bed, it seemed somdlenly to
r be possessed of two enormoe arms, whichb
astretched out to grasp her. Under the influence
of terror, by a superhuman effrt, she sprang to
a the floor.
For a while she was so bewl'dered as scarcely
to krow whether she had been asleep or not,
a whetber she had been the victim of imagina'ion,
h or if the vision had been a reality. She saw, h ,u
ever, the picture in its original position and was
c,,ovir ced she had been dreaming, but before she
had time to erjoy any satisfaction from this dis
covery, she became conscioaus of the presence of
another than herself In the room.
I This terrified her almost as much as the dream
of the satyr, until she recollected that old Hilly
weas to return to the room and immediately aup.
posed she had done so while she was asleep.
To make sure, she rose, groped round the room.
a and, curled up in a ,corner, found old Hilly, who
wars wakened by Agnes stumbling over her.
Mies L'udtarchett was a very brave girl. hbnt it
r must he acknowledged that her dream. ad le I to
ber other little disturbances, had considerably
shaken her nerves and made her regret the spirit
of bravado whlch had inducned her to spend the
night in her pre-nut quarters.
Heartily wilshing herself back again with her
companions, she examined the fasteniags of the
winaows, went to the door and locked it, fully sa
ti-fied she was sale from any ordinary iuterrup
tion. and from anything else she had no fear.
Mloch reassured by the presence of Hilly. she re
turned to bed, thinking she could spend the ba
I lance of the night in quiet.
Just as she lay down. the large clock outside
her door began to strike; she tried not to know
the hour, hut her mind was snperior to her will,
and made her know It was midnight.
As the lsast stroke died away there came a faint
moan, as from a distance. She listened-another
and another, becoming more and more distinct.
Old Hilly jumped, as Ifa bombshell had exploded,
to the side of Agnes.
"Oh. Lordy, honey, what's that? "
Her question was answered by another groan
and cry. as of some one in the greatest suffering.
Agnes btecame excited, while old Hilly was on her
kntes, howling, as the wails continued.
SOh, 'vine Marster in Hebben, save me: Iknow
it's a righteous judgment for us a sleepin' in this
gbos' hiiue, but Hilly didn't want to; it was an
other, Hebbenly Father, it wa another only save
me this once to 'pent and believe. Oh, hallelu
yah ! " as the mournful cries came nearer and
nearer: "Oh, young 'ooman, say your prayers,
for you're a goin' now ; 1 tried to warn you offn
this place, but you wouldn't mind me. and now
see what you've brnnged an innocent puason to."
and clasping her hands, she broke oat with
" Comin'. Lord, a comin'- oh, my soul's a march.
At last footsteps were heard ascending the
stairs, and seemed to stop on the landing, and as
another mournful groan echoed through the room
.goes determined to ascertain the cause, went to
the door, but as she was about to open it a tre.
mendous yell overcame the equilibrium of her
spirits and sent her back to her bed.
She remained listening, as she heard the object.
whatever It could be, approach the door. As
Agnes knew s:ie had securely locked it. she had
no fears that scanything could enter. but her excite
ment increased to horror when she saw the door
slowly open and a figure clothed In white glide
into the room.
She gave one piercing shriek and fell back
senseless. (Old Hiliy staried afresh at the fearful
cry of Agnes, and with her head between her
knees bowled fortbh:
" Oh i pta ,e, mars'r ghost, don't touch me, ef
you do, I'm a dead '-.wan. Take the white pas
sun fast, tt ere she is a lyin' on the bed, all ready,
take her andleave poor-Hilly to 'pent." How long
she wonld have continued, there's no telling, for
a hand laid on her shoulder rendered her speeoh
less, while a voice fell on her ear,
"Ohj on-h' mammy, my tooth's a killin' me,
can't yon gim me some tar for It?"
The familiar tones restored the old woman to
her senses, and with a bound she sprang to her
feet, and seizing the intruder by the wsol, used
her fists upon him, right and left, till he yelled
"Oh, yon tarnal scoundrel, I'll larn yon t
steer a white pusson agin; thar shite is lyin In a
heap whar you've killed her; Hilly told her she
needn't be sceered, she spected it was some of
Sam's tricks, she knowed him. Yu a tryin to be
a ghost!" and here a battering in the face eff-ct
ually drove the pain from Sam's tooth to his head.
But, to the poor fellow's relief, at this juncture,
Frank Stanton and Harry Sherwood rushed into
the room, and the Incensed mother desisted from
the righteous punishment she was inflicting, to
give an exaggerated account of Agnes's fright
and her own bravery.
Agnes was soon restored to consciousness and
made to understand the cause of her terror, and
also of the presence of Harry and Mr. Stanton.
After accompanying the young ladies back to
the boat, they had returned to Woodside, and un
known to .Agnes, intended to watch over her
all night, in case any one should attempt to dis
turb or frighten her.
Milly's son Sam was taken with' the toothache
and thought he would ease his auffering by bellow.
mug. He had at first disturbed Mr. Stanton and
Barry. who told him to tie up his face and go to
his mother, not knowing she was with Agnes. He
took the first thing he laid his hands on, which
happened to be a sheet, in which he completely
enveloped himself, and groaning and howling,
made his way to Agnes's chamber to rouse his
mother. Finding toe door open, which Agnes
had unconsciously unlocked when she started
to ascertain the cause of the noise, be made his
way into the room with the eiffct we have de
scribed. His screams, of course, brought the
gi ntlemen on the scene.
"As for the other idle rumors, Agnes, concern
ing the place,' concluded Mr. S.anton, "they
were doubtless caused by the grief of Mr. Archer,
who, in the stillness of the night would give vent
to his sorrows, little thinking of the surmises and
conjectures that would be drawn from them."
Agnes spent the remainder of the night down
stairs with her friends, in the large dining'room,
warmed by a cheertul fire, and nothing farther
occurred to disturb her serenity. In the morning
she recounted tbe events of the night to her oom
panions, and using her powers of rhetoric to de
pict the thrilling and terrible, made them shudder
with terror, then burst into merriment at the
ridiculous denouement. They reiterated their as
sertion that she was the bravest of the brave.
Our friends after much difficulty managed to
reach the plantation of Mr. S., where they were
received with every demonstration of pleasure.
Mlr. Stanton was induced to defer his busine~s to
Vioksbhurg and become a guest also, and the
plesaures of the visit almost drove from the mind
of Agnes the teirors of the night spent in the
Long afterwards, whenever Mrs. Stanton would
prEsee m semaik ariah ".etay, hcaank. J m
Her husband would interrupted her with, "Oh,
no, toy love. you wbo have braved tie terror
of a haunted house can never be afraid of any
The picture of the satyr, which had played so
Important a part in the night's euteratinuent wes
pur,-haaed by Mr. Stanton frcm the owner and now
aiorns the a aIls of Aenes's sitting r(Lous.
Whilst on a tour of inspection recently, hrough
the different first class furniture establishments,
with a view to replenesbing our personal stock,
we were portecularly struck with the remarkable
beauty of the assortment found at Messrs. Meyer,
Kotwitr & Co., No. 43 It yl street.
Every article in this line that the eyc would fin.
ger on with pleasnre, can be seen here, in elegant
variety, and so tastily and systematically arranged
as to at cnce convince the beholder that these
gentlemen were certainly no novicee at the busi
nets they were engaged in.
The New Year is rapidly approaching, ani we
have no donut that a great many will embark upon
its untold fortunes with flattering prospects for
the future, and to all such ss may desire to inau
gurate the occasion with an addition to their
household effects, we would refer them to ths
frni for the best material at moderate pries.
There is no article in the line of confectionaries
that the juveniles of the present day appreciate
more than our delicious bome-made candles,
which we know to be void of any deleterious
properteer. On Camp street, opposite Lafayette
-quoare is where the ladies have discovered they
can procure alt material of this character for the
rising generation; and if th. crowds which are
daily thronging this modest Ulttle store be any evi
dence of the extenaive popelarity It ha attaleed,
then the rveptut5ou of its pepvieta u asuperior
manufacturer is already a foregone conelusion.
Hr. Bray is now engaged ia preparing an ele
gant asortment for the holidays, and all who de
sire to gratify the little ones with sweet remem
brances, we would advie to call upon him.
COMPrANY OF NEW eORLEANS.
SFOURTEENTE ANNUAL UTATEMINT
In eraformtty with the requremssests of tkr Chaster, ithe
Cmpany publish the lelowlg
Premimeesiyed deerr theyar eeadg i May, 18N. I.
O IN Fre Risks l... .5 5....F
ela ding aarealped (Lme soof tpeuasy ]rear :
on Ftsrtiuofh .................................... as81a 7
Oun Marle sha .................................. SeM76 1I
On River Risks ................................... e90 a
Toal Premiums............................. 11.SZJ8 w
Leas Pruonums Usearned Nat May.
15SI ................................ 1 ei8. 7 as
emis mPm. u....................... 4 3717--4 32a a
Net Earned Premiums Slst May. 18....... 8 01,64 1n
On Fire Rlsks ..................gn317,1n1 A
On Martine Rsks ............. 173011 8
On River Ris s ................ 4,3 N
TaYe n............ .............. a
Retnsurance, Expenses, Pre
The Company have the followtag awest:
Real Estate.................................5 1*317 7
Note Seared by oag ................ 317 0
Notes Seered by Fled................... . w1 3
Cash n ad ................................ 1U6,8
Premiums Lo cree of Colleio........... 00.73
City Beds... ............................ 1,000 00
Bank and ealroad lStock.................... Mu0
Bills reeavble............................ 1n.16 79
Scripst of Mutual Insuranme COmpeaes ..... a3m 00
Stock o Vallette Dry Dock Ceomps...... 1000 00
L - ew siem. Oetaem Fern........ 1000 00
S- Marl Dry Dock.................. I3.00
Merchants' Ex.change........... L000
• Ighterin and bcktng Oe...... 1000 0
Loute" tan t ltehis Li Ins. Co. s aS
State Bonds..... ........................... 1,500 0
Total ........................ .......51,4 ,4106
Unclaimed nteret and IWtero pay.
able tI July aneas all eatetand
Ingibcrpe of the Company ........ 101,i
Thirty-Ave par net, of Sc*p eise of
1805, payable In July............. . 7 71
Unearned Premlum 31am May, IlaS.. 68 41 05-136.71
The hre Statement tea fet, true and sor truesp
bem the books of the Company.
JOHN PUI BERTON. Prmiden.
PAUL FOUECHT, Secretary.
STATE OP LOUISIANA.
Parish of OriLesa, CIty o New Orlea si
Swera to aa saubecrbed beors me, this 9th day of Juae,
183L PAUL W. OOLLENtS,
Third Justie of the Peao
At a meesag of lthe Beard treetees, held a the 9th
day of Jane, 1LB, it was resolved to declare a Scrip Dividend
of THIRTY PER CENT. on the Net Earmed Partiucpating
remiums for the year endlag 0th May, 1815, Lb which eea
tlfcateswill be sud ea snd after he Arst day at August
mat. Also to pay e and after the aesed Meaday a Jaly
MnX THLIRTY.FIV PRE CxIT. ON THE SCRIP shKE
OF 018, and six per e· Interesa n al eatmeg dg BScrps
f( the Gempey.
JLh b Peebrtoa P. Davi. d o P rd,
w.. . .PierPouts,.
Johb Marusm HaE 55L S. ReI
P e Wt J. . P.anade.
L OUSImANA UISU/TAuL
LIF INSURANC COMPANY.
spital ................. . ................. g OW
OFFICE, 14t CANAL STREET, NEW ORLEANS
Je-a Pe.b.rtes, r. S. Pike, dward Brlw,
F. lboandlo, Philip myr, C . lrWurdy,
Sr. ti.aa Datas" , Oen. Age9at. W. F. RBar.m, Seetary.
Dr. B. H. Moe, Dr. Bam'l Cbopgpt, Dr. T . Lolouor,
Dr. Lenry Smith, Dr. . H. Lew Dr. W. C. Nce
O. A. Breast, Attoeney.
AILL PATMENTS 'OM.POREITABLU.
sNW O .LEANRs MmUTUAL.
OG e., Corner of Camp ma d Canal Streta,
Premiums received during the year ending Deem
her Slt, ........................................ 411, 41
Lea , TM .s Rapss, Relsrame, etc., paid
during same period ............................1,0758
Amsset ea the Sla Doeember 7 .................... 03864 S9
Mww Ouas ., Janery I. 18.
The Beard t Dreetoos hbv reeolved 15 declare a slrp
dIvdend of THIRTY PER CIIT. en the net earned pera
pating premiums for the yeaor enuding December 81. 187; and
bare Ibrther resolved to pay Six Par Cent. tirern all out.
tanding cetllcten of cr'ip, ea rad after theb second Maa
day of March. 13. 5. rTU Ar, ]ai.det
JW.. Bacxs, Secretary.
Sea Urquhart T . BlaoehardJr,. Obs. Eitte,
A. oebrma, Win. Steven, J. M. Lmper.
O. W. Babcock J. A. White, A. ebrather,
o. Oancheb. W. . Williams. J. Tlya
HOrN MUTUAL NS.URANON 1..
ANt OF NEW OR/EA.
Oca Me. 75 Camp a., erar a Netoee re.
Premiums reerved derIg the year endng
Deesmbar , 18R...... ...............g.i8 O so
Lon3. Wase expense, rsonemnac et
paid daring ame parled............... B ITS T
Asse e h Sat December, 15·7....V..... OS OB e
S eesBves sd ~s en damges by Irhe. t the earan
rote o premIum.
ALFRED MOULTON, President
WnM. M. PERKINS, Vice Presided.
A. W. HUNTERl. oSecretary.
A, . Mous 1Win. Cambae A. f. May,
. t. John T. Moore, boart iars.
FACTORIV AND TRADERUS
8. . ...... Caroendelet Stre.S........ .
NEW ORLEAPS, LA.
SECOPD ANNUAL BTATEMEYNT YEAR ENDING
Strs APRIL. 186L
Preminas forthe yeoar .....................~S 7
Loe ee Pald......1...0....6.......... 19710 66
Amets, 30th AprC, 168................... . .06 iS
CASH DIVIDENDS DIARED TO TOOKHOLDERS.
In Capltal Stocr Department .... TN PER CIEFNT.
In Premium Department....FIFTEENl PER 8NT.
ThisCompny seeeatues totee Pllres ea FIRS. RIVER
sad MAINE RISSat the eaeat rIates t Premium.
All DivIdend of the Company e payble s CASBH, with.
MICHEL UIW SONI. Preidmt
HRiMON DOAE. Vice Predent.
n. A. PILasr, Seereals.
Meea Gre nweed. Rihard Mlhesn
J. W. Bubridge. Armel E Mese.
W. A. Jehsn. W. H. Beamug
Jobe L ebla. 1.3. Waerea.
Len ChaL, simen s1mb.
Hagh Moelhl. T. Bmuhe.
MWarchd blmth hmued Pris' der.
L misd.l I. Feeoeen,
Alfred • Hunticges Wn. me.evy
L.L rr. W. laid.
J. D BDik. Jesph Hey.
3oL Ip~il Ferry Ngea
L*w -,aN wwwAs,. suswUwcu
Jove& 1NNVcb lM31 lmrt
3 oft oe useqietn m w o w i. Ocmne at
·mp pI u the h1lewg5mmtMI:
eedl ?.emP m ie the pmr sndiles 3t5 P
ear, 1.1m................................... 1teA5 a
b- ilre Po.em................m.n,
Mar Premim.............. m, 1 n17
am r iPrmlms................ M7.
3L- hamsa Pmdmul ............... 8 7-- ON
Pr S Iemr . ..................... Im w
Marla Lamems.................... 1...7 m3
a..rI . es...................... SI a
" le "ea of oe ............. 4.1
fua. a Ia ltumel e.mm.......... KM1 1
-,sems. 3t, 0ow, U. DloemaS
Acc un ............................ . ,,0 I
i por .at Intermet an emastmadta
p to i l 1............. 1W,177 a
S ....ed . U .U s .................s .
Tb.hOmpay ha.e Me felewing Auge., w8* da the Me.
pet oft1 P 1ee.. smihed heoampeap, amimeNap
deed by thea m4 Trueem mae dode, ea l -m
al1.wam and dedeettos e mad.. toI be selv sinMron a
Ooh OCapital ,of 1 .0, via:
Iavesmhf Bd Nlrats ..........................8 MI Ul
headed aa.ge a. Deal ea...... ..... 7711 a
law uadt O m r sow e ................ 7 a
laetd Ims med ld Ste ............... 1P a
atmed Ia ISerp ot Imir.mm OCmmlel....... 13.3 a
Leeseae. P1 e ................................ 1,200 a
Im a1so1 l .le .................... . 5~.
r 5·ntmIe l4 eele et OdaneaQtl........ ........ 71m
Gah a lhed..................................... 1115U1
I. RewP. , es 'Utry,.
" rATY OF WOUIIAN . a
fara of Oreun. Oty of New Orleame
aw o I. .s eorthed WEr me, this d a f aM oes,
11. PAUL W. 0OLLINS,
Thrd Ulee of She Paew.
81 p- eset. nteet e all n4latg !amp wil be paid
th legal hoame thereof oa the eoad Monday of Mpy next.
Ani. Oi.alrms Vies Praldern.
haHII. WK eUnea,
obm"Bdmp, L IL ilmenow
At. thrrisee, A. Joasant
eA. A. Feedik, Prekt Wiliam.
I . Lrhe, The... yrome,
COW Lat" Jos Th.mb l.
Jeob 1. maineL. w. A. .Vete1.
r. Andersn. useg aeNsail.
Aied Mery. Wo. . Pabeuit
A. Prweabe. Jobs L wiae.
e« W. oDmbr, Dsm3 Pe3u.
I PLF.S'tonmn.n Ad.m Slawors
Sea. W. D ya. 16 L Pemte,
Ar.'d Mnetgmarp Joba Nizeo, Jr..
ery J. Ves, S. Ptlge.
. Mwms... lm. ernm.,
Oin WdrLrbr SwMa .l 1a
. Pmims . .... ...... .
MR lCENT MUTUAL .NSURANCE 0OMPANY.
NMw Oel...e. 7m1 as. 1MS.
Ware Tratm. a c.nfbrm.ty"t thoehrtr, sabmit the fol.
swlag st eement of the a.asir of the smpes a the 2621
y lefApsdt, I1f:
. a Pre.mims for pear ..............$ 2.I2 M
Mer P is. r ya ... . . 17.84 8
"ea mnt .....d Pemi.. .......... 11447.1114 71
Pea loa.. paid .ad estlted..... $ W.8W 7
Ire............................... .04 8
li.................................. .57 47
d T es ........................... 1.015 I
ad reluerm aecea d dlo ...nst I .a l
of r. ............................... 1M. s
'aId Intrest, neeas premium... ge .
r-al enp..esem leedieoaaat.o.... 0.60 a
Spreo t .......................... . 8.0 6
Thb. Ompamy have the followlng Aeetds
.am on bonds ad Mortgage........ .343
- l a105.13
l Ish a bad ........................ 01e.g
n.n M pledge. ieteeaoe ol.... ..400 a
maw. pledgee of tebas a dma.... 11.00a
le a.. . . .. 73.g0 g
se et........................... .6 . 3
ilak n or. sMo. ....... 155 1
bhe Cempeay have also:
orbited serip eot.............. ,S.O 3
.lstretaeollied Ir t r..................5 7.0
h he oko of the Oempam.
T'OU. A. ADAMS. Preeldeai.
Hasir V. Oinas, .eoretary
Sworn t. and subscrthed before me. thin 214 day of lao,
S. PARID OCILDEIB.l
Seeond Jastlee of the Peaee,
"aith of Orlesas.
a i on ...eadlag Crtlbesee . ip to the Imal ead
the Duord of Treastes have aleo declared a i rip Dividod
T1 .?T.T TBMDiL AND OW1TIEUD pr ~a e be
-mied prumiume antitled to peritdpattoa for the year nd.
.g April 30,1M8, for which aortlbate will boeinad on asd
t.r the Brt MDondog an Algus mnXt,, fee of Govorerm ta.
THM)AS A. ADAMS, Preeldeat,
BAMUEL H. KEElDY., Yea Prededet.
Hrama V. COa ewaoretary.
Them A. Adms, muel r. ebanedry.
0. T. Deddet. hmed S. Dewmae
P. 8. Foley Wae. Edward e.
A. G. Obh, A. TYompeoo,
P. ltmme. John 'beime.
A. Elmer BDd.. 5. . Seamer,.
,oMM ,,CIAL INaKRAE~._ CIOSEPMJP 1
SECOND AINUAL ISAT]EXET.
CMMEECIAL ISSULANCE COMPAST ees the 5e.
Amnto of Prium, am ytepmr emdg5 Darh, 1ag
-,TmJ- ... ... 4ll11.
,----- 4MIig a
Mere Prem.ma . .... 43,,
_ mte Neetma o, ,. , Ik nL "l,
Mumu...a....... ...-a b3. 83r3h a41a3
MUTUAL AI ANAD asEvesOLET
LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
J. N. LAPIITR W. a MOUNT.
JOHN DAVIDSON, L a POTNINR.
p B. UIRERSER, WU. MoOGULlOCWN
L N. MARKn, 0. UAVAROC.
. F. roaMIMD, Wi. Coaur,
W. COOPER, TROS K. FIILAY.
.. a. LIKE. ANTHONT t&MBOLA,
DAVID MoO0ARD, PATRICK Y.W N,
L OAULFIELD, JMO. 0. 81iNOfT.
ozRAAD TH.. t. . . slloo.4
J5 N. DAVIDSOW, President;
W. PIKE. Vies President;
R. TOUIN, Becretary;
L. A. FOU Ma, Treanre
W. 3. 10ENT0 . Attorney.
W. o. JaICOl. M. D., n yekse.
N. O. POlfU1 Arent,
Ofce N 1i Ca,oedt street. David., 'e Raw.
"SU MUTUAL INUM&malU OMPAEUS
OF NEW ORIANR,
OSee. 5o. 61 Camp Smue.
SAmount of premiums reeived darlr the year mad
agl Deremter slst, 1 7 ......... .............. 6.80 n
Ameo es Sla Desamber. 187. valued at.......... 787.71 SIL
I EW ORLEANS Jnuasry id. 1OS.--4e oaM d f
Direutors re.,,l.ed to pa or colt Intaret an all outstd
ag p, and frt tarted Scrlp Dvtded of pt
ending De.mberSlOtD, L. TTS.L ..O FPres
Tacoa.C AanoU. eTP. D1. I. 40*ar P.
LLOYD J. 0OLEMAN, P aldst,
ita,. t. T. SatLrelsI~an Usia
. J. Hart. John C. Leq.J. aL t1ad. p. stes. Thie
STAK UTIIUAL SllVUsBrA4 00.,
=EW ORLEANS. LOUISIANA.
OImuNaa to Take
N0. 16... .CALONDELEFT STREE.... NO. 16
CHrrAS. ENIFrLD. Seorewary.
LLOYD t. OOLetMA, Prbrem.
0el. W O .0 OCLAIORNE, l. 434 Duph street.
ADOLP. H Ca.RI.a.. sp.. or 3..J Fornetell A e.*
ORRESTrl DOLitOE(D, 1e., f Cobb, Delºldo A Co.
CHA8. 0 JOHIESIiN bsq., t)oia Facor.
J. P. TODD , ' of bt Vaer A sa. 0
. IR Ou.& Na. of Hill a aue
ARTHCUR PORTLTALL, eg.. of J G. Llgham A Oe.
B. LAPLAO Fee et Old Lad s sraen.
J. A BRAIEABZI.M Esq. of IA. era e lnla A C.
JOHN D SRITO3, Noq . of rttea A Meere.
3. L3IOI 3., G3efmn Fatoer.
IDWAi D C(1CHAN. seq.. No 163 d tpami ort.
IN MEW YOR[ O3 EUROP.l
Thu Le8lntmea al Inaeurlaee eompisy,
Owvwu PN. 100 Common Sumys,
NDtol their flmad and the public that they bore mad aEe.
ranasmeta for the pyme t of loose to et heir Mare sks,
wha m rquired, io Now York, Llvsrpool. Londe ad Hmo
whbout addlteal rharge band the regulmr ramdof
atmeabltsbed by tle trUf of the Now Orl u ad of
New Orlaaow, Oe. 1l. P11.
FISZ1[=w IESIfl&E CIsOMPAT
or 1MW ORLEANS.I
mptadl Srld ............................. $o3,M
Wih ivilege toncrerme to 1,0100 00.
SNo. s Camp kmeei ry d, Sory i.ag, erier of OCamp
cad oemmou ero ea.
3. a Murao,. Preldeat: J. . T Lar rma, Yle.Preddesa;
X. N. Ga8soaao. Secetary.
lsw Ooelmpmy eor to theo inured the opla of a rebate a
1por esaL, or a parctilpa oD I. A ia p eate. payaat
the end of each year loo
PXIMOI D AL ErATm MUTUAI .
LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
tuttormaed CaMptnl S1AO.Oe.
Pronerty, otnl dmlnc excloeed from rueemoet
7 aem ett of protLto paid to Policy Holdorn.
Dh'dendcadecare d annually and trase ed odvery
yea to thoe who rbo ars
Petrlie Issued on all the moe mapprod pat.
Policies soo-fo'feltoble. laR l of Ionsur ce Ileq .
Premiums received in half reeh. hilt ado.
The officera and dlrector, of this company Include some of
Sabia ad mseat reapbe eentlma in the ooth.
W. O. OCARRIIOTON, PrudsmL
a . J. BOPKINL Lrta.
0h 3.h Stnoe, 3. 1.. Spedimldl beer.
a l. a0 aLI
W. D. abi . O. Tonurmed, J.. Piiesh,
ladeemre Sano. T P. rFtosetrck. Wi. TGua
C. A. ith.ate Wa. P. Soepwerd... 8. a. Hohek.
Aano eand Leuldaa.
wr H. MAhIT, Generl Aceat.
P1NBIN WL WING T.ACIIJ NE
H8 TO SIlO PEE 0O1NI1
Or emmtaelo fros whtl h twie thla mbu ram a be
mmde by selling tho Lat(et Improved UJUMON53 B14.4
rFAMILY iLWINO YMAiHIN]N-PrlIe, ItS.
SFor Circlar and Torm adrdree
C. BOlWERS A e.,
54 Neuth Thbld tren t, " Irladr oeh.t PL
TiJl AlIeON VIAtMO rtTt
EAND TRIUNPH OVEN ALL OTH013 PIANOS II
RUIOPE AND AMICIOI.
ike AlON TIwAO FONt, detdb the Joa u *0 th
October, 17. bohe tbe be t po o t xhlbton, ad oftr o
teatS t a.ord er ed e ALn lnotptt, with the Pianuo
dar~bSthohJudta be thbat Psa knoewntru thm.
-e a V sod tea whore aem ae o r a
ad O eealer of , e
ITolaCymaNn di3 for. Ucar, seCy
AS ThE uLET COOKIESQ BT1)VU
S1e aboe Stare - Say por mt. lam that, end b*0k Mb.
klbrd ant uy other stove o .r !n ue .1, ot wma
frly demooaroted sod Inoetlcutably provom at o Maeelbm
I mtd A4sriaol hw f New Orlean. 15m, nod the MI.
rur a thee Stog u.-oeed ad deUied
w lthl Ito atty free of atarget.
Mao. cesautly 0o bead a rlro o eouPatie amecUI
f B3tATIM(t AND OOKINO RTO0738 I mea L)
1l. AlLEEg, Age,
S 45 (amp aud lS( TcLo.pltoula atro at.
Ordaaf at be: Se. S3 diol' md Dealer' nohbaeag
Eo. 115 1. lth," true at o r an ike Oweue Feeoel ,
sod yu ll be ua now t so e i. ead 0 aIeeaLbIe toegta
Sme wtr tha you a emwill era he a a
Meh.e Ia thewear et clbea a' feel to lm mmr --"
and wIl he many L o aei L oI i . b
owoturd Iona.oo .
soda soe the Wa roo ManI. km etr be R
" Country rlgl for ta