SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1854
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who advertise by the year.
A TTORNEY AT LAW, No. 30 St. Charles strect,
New Orleans. Practices in the Supreme Court
of Louisiana, and the United States Circuit and Dis.
W. C. is Commissioner for various States, and will
take depositions, etc.
lJHAS. V. JONTE,
SECOND Justice of the Peace for the Parish of
Orleans, commissioner to take testimony, and
commissioner for the States of Mississip.pand Arkan
sas, No. 65 Common street, (opposite the City Hotel,)
New Orleans. d29-lyl
.VENJAMIN & MICOU,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, No. 49 Canal street,
_ New Orleans. Will also practice in the Supreme
Court of the JUnited States, Washington.
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
1"1 Custom-house street, New Orleans. 013
E. T. PARKER,
A TTORNEY AT LAW, corner of Camp and Gra
vier streets, New Orleans. 027
COTTON FACTOR & COMMISSION MERCHANT,
No. 61 CARONDELET STREET,
References at Shreveport:
John P. Hailey.
Roht. G. Harper.
W. P. Winans.
Judge Spoflord. nov 9-ly* 'I
JAMES WRIGHT. ABRAHAM J. WRIGHT.
A. J. WRIGHT & Co.,
(O TTON FACTOR S, Commission and For-f
J warding Merchants, No. 35 Carondelet street,
New Orleans. .. nov 2
MOSES GREENWOOD. T. E. ADAMS.
MOSES GREENWOOD & Co. -
COMMISSION AND FORWARDING MER-I
L. chants, 23 Carondelet street, New Orleans. p
II. OLAIEN. J. M. SEIXaS. t
PURVI GLADDEN & Co., a
[Successors to Purvis, Wood & Co.,]
(lOTTON FACTORS and Commission Merchants,
-_ 99 Gravier street, corner of St. Charles street, N.
Orleans. • s7-ly
It. ARMSTRONG. ARNOLD HARRIS. M. ABRAIS.
ARMSTRONG, HARRIS & Co.
C-OTTON FACTORS, and AGENTS FOR THE United
C States Mail Line of steamships from
New Orleans to San Francisco, California,
Via Aspinwall, Navy Bay, and Panama.
Steamers leaving New Orleans on the 7th and 22d
of each month, at 8 o'clock, A.M. Office, 43 Natchez
street, NEw ORLEANS. dec 1
GEO. W. SHAW & Co.
COMMISSION MERCHANTS, No. 24 Poydras
street, New Orleans.
B. TOLEDANO & TAYLOR,
C'IOMMISSION MERCHANTS, Commercial Place
(between Camp and St. Charles sts.) New Orleans.
PETERS, MILLARD & Co.
WT IIOLESALE AND RETAIL GROCERS, Cor
ner of Old Lecvee and Bienville streets, N.Orleans.
No. 105 CANAL STREET, (second door below the
Mechanics' and Traders' Bank,) New Orleans,
Bookseller & Stationer,
T AW, Medical, Miscellaneous and School Books.
L Writing Paper, viz: cap, letter and note. Wrap
ping paper of various qualities; quills, steel pens, ink,
t4nd a general assortment of BLANK BooRs. Country
merchants and teachers are requested to call and ex
amine the stock. j26-]y
TIRRELL & BATES,
MANrrAcrtnRes AM Des.Ces tS -
Boots, Shoes and Hlats, ,
No. 15 OLD LeveE , i 1)EL.ANs.
Constantly receiving from their ow , anufactory a
fresh and very extensive supt of
BOOTS, SHOES AND BROGANS,
which they offer on as liberal terms as any other house. !
Negro Brogans in great variety always on hand.
Planters and country merchants will find it to their
advantage to give us a call.
The highest price paid for hides. dec28
B. BROWER & Co.
House Furnishing Store,
No. 17 CAMP STREET, New Orleans.
CHINA, GLASS AND EAR'rHWARE
SILVER PLATED, BRIWANNIA,
Tin, Wooden, Japanned and Iron ware. Cutlery,
Lamps, Brushes, Fenders, .Andirons, Coal Scut
ties, Shovels and Tongs,tec., etc., etc.
Including every article required to furnish a house
(except cabinet ware and dry goods.)
At.so-The celebrated Republif Cooking Stoves.
nov 2, 1853 lyI
House Furnishing Goods,
Wholesale and Retail
Nos. 73 & 75 CAMP STREET, NEW ORLEANS.
T HE subscribers are daily receiving fresh additions
Sto their large and varied stock, comprised in which
Queensware, Glass and China Ware;
Bohemian Ware, Birmingham Ware;
Rich China Vases and fine silver-plated Ware;
larlor and Hall Lamps and Girondoles;
,Rich Tea Trays and Waiters, in sets or single;
iFine Table Cutlery and Housekeeping Hardware;
tFiatnelled and Ilollow-Ware;
S.ritannia, planished tin and japanned Ware;
Wooden and Willow Ware, Feather Dusters;
4Erushes, of all kinds;
iPaper iHangitngs and Borders, Door Mats; j
White, check, fancy and cocoa Matting;
'Window Cornishes, cords and tassels;
Curtain Bands and Curtain Pins.
Spirit Gas, or Burning Fluid;
:Sperln, Lard and Whale Oil;
Stair, Sperm and Wax Candles;
Selected for family use
mov9 MILLER, HARRIS & WALDO.
C. M. SIMPSON,
16.......... Canal street, New Orleans...........116
AS now on hand a fine selection of
Fancy & Family Dry Goods.
With a supply-of -. .- " _...
Which enable him4o fill a couwr~r aIr.L throughly,thus o
obviating the necessity of a customer resorting to sev- ft
eral houses to make his purchases. c
Terms cash, or city acceptance. 0
C. M. SIMPSON,
116 Canal street, Touro's Row, ,
nov 2, 1853 New Orleans. b
TAYLOR, HADDEN & Co.,
T AVE removed their CLOTHING ESTABLISH
MENT to No, 66 Canal street. They have just
received from their. manufactory, New York, a large
stock of CLOTHING, comprising every quality and
suited to the city and country trade, which they offer
to dealers on liberal terms. N. Orleans, July 7, t853.
CYRCS FLINT. J. H. JONES
C, FLINT & JONES,
Wholesale and retail dealers in it
fashionable cabinet a
Chairs, feathers, moss and hair mattresses, curled hair,
hair cloth, varnish, etc., Nos. 46 and 48 Royal street,
Jew Orleans. nov 9, 1853
No. 8 Camp street, N. Orleans.
_ YOUNG & Co., WATCHMAKERS, &c.- T
The undersigned, having purchased the entire interest
of his late partner in the above firm, will continue the i, so
same for his own benfilt, at the same place, and a a
continuance of the patronage so liberally extended
heretofore is respectfully solicited.
jyl3 IH.P. BUCKLEY.
X No. 8 CAMP STREET.
H. P. BUCKLEY, (late Young & Co.)im- th
porter and dealer in fine Watches, Jewelry and Silver
ware, will shortly be in receipt of additions to his stock
in the above line. Particular attention given to watch
repairing of every description. Diamonds reset and d
canes monnted. nor 9, 1853
TIHOMA8 M'INTYRE, 5$1
(GENERAL COLLECTOR, No. 28 Camp st., New
-. Orleans. Bills oollected in any part of the city A
or its vicinity, and th proceeds imsaediately remitted.
Refer to Dr, Wjrq tote, D, ioyet, td L C. Dil.
Iordt Ean, I 7y'
S New Orleans & Texas .. S. Mail Line.
r LOUISIANA. Captain Smith.
MEXICO, C Thompson.
P.- PERSEVERANCE, Capt. J. Y. Lawless.
rr CHARLES MORGAN, (building.)
a, e of the above new and magnificent steamships will
se leave for Galveston, Indianola and Matagorda Bay
e'ery FIvE DAYS, at 8 o'clock, A. at., punctually.
For freight or passage, (having elegant accommo
detions,) apply to HARRIS & MORGAN,
iFoot of Julia street, opposite steamship landing.
n iv 2, 1853. Iv
J. West, Practical Dentist,
ill 112 ST. CHARLES STREET, near the cor
ner of Poydras, would respect fully in
form ladies and gentlemen visiting New
O:leans that he performs all operations on the teeth,
of in a most skillful and satisfactory manner.
id The superiority of J. W.'s Artificial Teeth above all
- otters, have been longwell known and appreciated by
) htndreds who are enjoying the benefits ofthem. Per
sohn desirous of availing themselves of such, would do
wdll to call and examine hisspecimens.
t, Dental depot for the sale of Teeth, Foil, Instruments,
e eti. Office and residence 112 St. Charles street, near,
th- corner of Povdras. feb 1, 1854-1 "
- --- OCULIST!
DR. GUSTINE'S OFFICE
I For the Treatment of Diseases of the EYE and
- Inmperfections of Vision, No. 135 ST. CHARLES STREET,
opfiosite Lafayette Square, New Orleans. All surgi
ca operations upon the Eye attended to. Such as
Caiaract, Squinting, the insertion of Artificial Eyes,
ct'.. etc. jan 1. 1854
MAISON DE SANTE.
.torner of Canal and Claiborne streets, N. Orleans.
THIS Institution now under the direction
VG. of the SISTERS OF CHARITY, has been
put in complete order, and is ready for the
reception of patients. The rooms are spacious, well
ventilated, and have every convenience for the sick.
Persons visiting this Institution for medical treatment
will receive, under the care of the Sisters of Charity,
all .he attentions and comforts of a home.
Dr. WARREN STONE still continues his connexion'
wi.h the Institution. and patients will always have
his advice and attention as heretofore.
Visiting Physician and Surgeon, Dr. J. C. P. WED
Iesident Physician and Surgeon, Dr. P. C. BOVER.
''lhe terms of admission are from one to five dollars
per day. Patients depositing in advance for the time
rheas remain in the Institution. Capital Surgical Oper
atiins charged for extra.
I'ur flrther information, apply to the SISTER So
I'EEiIO CF THE INSTITCTION, or to the Resident Phly
sict in - jan 25,1854
-II eman's, Aekeman's,
S Reeves & Son's, Osborne's.
e 'ST received a large stock of above CoLons,in cakes
led and in mahogany and rosewood boxes, with lock
and, key. Also, German Colors, in cakes and boxes, a
La, finei assortment.
SCil colors, in tubs---English and American;
C anvasecs for Portraits in frames of 8x10to42x56
Sd (anvas in rolls, from 36 to 66 inches wide;
iez Sirechers for canvases, of all sizes;
4i10 doz fine sable and camel-hair pencils;
IfO " paint and varnish brushes, all sizes;
1s packages gold and silver leaf;
!10 bundles of duck metal---white and yellow;
- Tin foil. in sheets and books;
Tinsel of all the usual colors.
ce 1~.:. French and American PAPER HANGINGS.
Is. ......WINDOW GLASS, &e.......
50'0 bxs American Window Glass, all sizes;
740 do English and French,from 8x10 to 33x65
r- .lt0 lights fine Plate Glass;
]t0 habxs double thick American, from 8x10 to 20x30
10V0 lights colored glass;
1:'0 Glazier Diamonds;
500 bundles glazier this;
i0 tons White Lead, in 25 to 700 tb kegs;
s. 50i0 canisters and kegs colored paints, in > oz to
100 tI packages;
k, 2500 lb; fine French Green, dry and ground in oil;
ry 101t0 bbls Whiting and Paris White, of my own man
. ufacture, fire dried.,
Pairnt Mills of all sizes and every article usually kept
- in a i~enci al Paint, Oil and Color Store, will found at f
L nv -2. 1853 46 Canal street, New Orleans
a CORNER OF DELORD & FOUCHER STREETS,
IS prepared to furnish vertical and hor
izoittal Steam Engines, Sugar Mills,
Vacuum Pans, Sugar Kettles, Clarifi
it ers, Filters, steam and horse power
Draining Machine-, Saw Mills, Gin
Geering, Iron Columns and Fronts for c
buildings Furnace Mouths, Grate Bars, t
etc., and all machinery required for the South. 1
They respectfully call the particular attention of the t
planters of Louisiana and the adjoining States to their
style of Steam Engines, Sugar Mills, Vaccuum Pans c
and Draining W h e e 1 s, which for strength, durabil- P
ity ,nd convenience, have not been excelled.
, Ne.w Orleans, February 8, 1854. ly* n
;Newark Saddlery Warehouse.
ANDREW G. BULL & Co., p
No, 71 CANAL STREET, (between Camp and Magazine
streets,) NEw ORLEANS.
J ANUFACTURERS and Importers of Saddlery
I and Saddleware, have constantly on hand a large
S and icomplete assortment of Saddles, Martingales,
Truiks, Whips, Skirting, Harness and Bridle Leather,
IHog kins. Saddlers' Tools and Trimmings of every
desecitition dec 21,1853
SPhlila. Saddlery Warehouse.
a [Sign ot the Golden Horse Head.]
No. 6 Magazine, near Canal street,
MAGEE & KNEASS, T
Dealers in Saddlery, Harness and th
Trunks, Leather Materials and Find
I ings or saddlers, coach, trunk and shoemakers. Sad
dler, Hardware, Whips, Tin Ware and Brushes.
MILITARY GOODS AND TRIMMINGS. E
We ktre agents for the sale of India Rubber PackingI \
for s~eam joints and boilers, belting for machinery and
othe"l articles. Peacock and Carey PLOUGHS, on
comitission. Regalias and Jewels for the Masonic,
I.O.O.F. and S. of T. orders. Prices as low as any I
other' house. dec 21,1853 C
JED's. WATERMAN. ClHAS. M. WATERt iAN
J. WATERMAN & BROTHER,
Importers and wholesale dealers in
l ardware, Cutlery, Iron, Steel,
SAWS AND NAILS, V
No. !4 Magazine st. corner of Common, N. Orleans. I
[Sign of the anvil.]
Are receiving and have in store 0 tIn
in addition to their general stock th:
of si:lf goods, the following articles, which they offer er
for sale at the lowest prices, viz: Sweedish and Ameri- ev
can Oar Iron; plough irons; hoop and band iron; pots, I
oven', spiders, etc.; nails from 3 to 60Od.; wrought and Cc
cutsliikes, Collins' axes; shovels and spades, cotton and to
wool cards sets truss hoops, 14 to 32 inches; iron and pre
brass seives, etc. nov2, 1853 mt
No. 49 Camp street, New Orleans.
SAMUEL E. MOORE & Co.,
Crockery, China and
GLASSWARE, Plated, Britannia, Ja
pan and Tinware. Their stock ofCrock
ery and Glassware is at all times very
extensive, their terms liberal, and pack
ing guarantied in the safest manner.
Country mIechants are invited to ex
aminh their stock. nov 2, 1853
E. M. RUSHA,
IMPORTER OF wa
Fdreign Wines & Liquors, his
i : And desler In Domestic Spirits, bre
No$. 54 AN 56 BROOME STREET, (late Girod street,)
| ~ EPS constantly on hand a general assortment
.i of French Brandies, Wines, Fruits in Liquor; as
sortel cordials, bitters, essence peppermint, Curago,
anisjtte, etc.,etc., etc. nov14, 1853-1y ver
L. IE.CAR ER has just received 250 Hall &, Speer's
i..3 Ploughs, Nos. 1 and 2, and has 1200 more on
the sav, which will be here in a few days. [f15
500 Hall and Spear Ploughs, just Pra
received per steamer Runaway. Wa
fe 22 OGLESBY & GRISWOLD. boo
fiano Forte, Ti
For sale by L. E. CARTER.
Also,ia large lot of FURNITURE. my26
IPACKAGES CHOICE BRANDIES, WINES
. h and WV1JS1E~ Y for sale by etc.
j~ig ". E. CARTER. n
POOLEY, NICHOL & Co.,
(Successors to John Hunt,)
Florida Yellow Pine Lumber Yard,
Corner of Cedar and Julia streets-New Basin,
SUPERIOR Dressed, Tongued and Grooved Floor
k. ing and Ceiling,,Laths, Shingles, Deck Plank,
and a general assortment of Building Lumber, well
11 seasoned and always on hand.
All orders from the country carefully and promptly
W- . FP.CONVERSE. T. M. CONVERSE. W. P. CONVERSE, JR.
CONVERSE & Co.,
And dealers in Western Produce,
No. 97 TCHOUPITOULAS STREET,
v AVE constantly for sale on the most accommo
1, dating terms, a large stock of TEAS, WINES and
GROCERIES generally; together with every description
I of Western Produce. January 4, 1854-lyis
-HE undersigned has this day entered into the re
ceiving and forwarding business in New Orleans,
Hlaving had six years experience as shipping clerk for
Wright, Williams & Co., he hopes to merit the patron
age of the public. JNO. L. VIVEN.
Refeito: Wright, Davenport & Go., Converse & Co.
Peters, Millard & Co., New Orleans;.colonel B. M.
Johnson, Shreveport; col. John F. Jctt, Memphis; T.
Goods to my address will be forwarded with the
greatest despatch. N. Orleans, July 22, 1854-aug2-1y
T HE firm of Wright, Williams & Co., is dissolved by
mutual consent, each partner is authorised to use
the name of the firm in liquidation. o
H. M. WRIGHT.
o " WILLIAM V. DAVENPORT.
July 20, 1854. JOHN G. GLOVER.
We have this dayJormed a copartnejship for tle pur
pose of transacting a cotton factorage and general com.
mission business in this city, under the firm of Wright,
IDavenport & Co. HI. M. WRIGHT.
o WILLIAM V. DAVENPORT.
F C. W. ALLEN.
New Orleans, Jifly 20, 1854. aug2-3tn3m
Boots, Shoes and Hats.
Entrance 70 Graier street and 59 Common street,
(Opposite the City Hotel.]
DAVID TAYLOR would call the at
tention of purchasers to his large and
well selected stock of Boots, Shoes and
[Ihets, of every description, to whict he is constantly
receiving additions, by the latest arrivals, from the
eastern cities. He offers to buyers advantages over
the eastern markets, taking into consideration the
time consumed in shipmnents, wrjth the extra expenses
attendant upon such purchases. Purchasers are ir
vited to call and examine the large stock of the above
named goods, which will be sold on the most liberal
terms. N. Orleans, Feb. 8, 1854--ly
E Drugs, Medicines, &c.
STHE subscriber has now a complete assortment of
.L fresh Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Preparations,
Paints, Oils, Glassware, Perfumery, etc., and would
respectfully call the attention of country merchants,
druggfsts, physicians and planters to the same-which
will be sold on the most reasonab0c terms-among
which are the following articles:
1000 ozs sulph: quinine, I 200 lbs pow'd rhubarb,
100 " sulph: morphine, 100 lbs ipecac,
100 " strychnine, 500 lbs senna,
200 " nitrate silver, '1500 abs gutr arabic,
10 bbls rcfi'd eaniphor, 500 lbs tartaric acid,
100 kegs sup: carb:soda, 200 lbs blue mass,
25 bbls epsom salts, 200 lb" calomel, E.&A.,
30 20 casks sal soda, b00 lbs indigo,
25 bbls copperas, 50 its chloroform,
10 bbls madder, 20 gross seidl'z powders,
25 bbls castor oil, o 25 " yeast '
20 bhls linseed oil, 25 " soda
to 40 bbls alcohol, 300 bottles aq: ammonia,
1000 bxs window glass, 200 " sp: nitre,
1500 bx.wCass'dgls~sware; 200 " sylph: ether,
10 t)bls putty, 40 gross sugar lemons.
A full assortment of Patent Medicines, Paints of all
t kinds, SurgicaljInstrumnents of every description, Per-'
fumery, etc., etc. G. N. MORISON,
Wholesale Druggist, 12 Magazine st.,
dec 14, 1853 New Orleanos.
CHINN & BOLTON,
Wholesale and Retail Druggists,
No. GI ST. CtItAsEES STEEET-(Corner above the St.
r- Charles Hotel)-New Orleans.
IO FFER for sale to PLr.ANrERs, PYVSICItANs and Mer
i- chants, an extensive stock of
.r Pure MIedicines, Chemicals, Oils,
n AND PATENT MEDICINES,
or of the past year's importation. Physicians and Planm
s, ters will find in their establishment every article of
iMedictne; also every description of Instruments that
e they may require.
ir Merchants will find Fancy Soaps, Cologne, Medi
cine Chests, and Patent Medicines at StANUvFACTURER's
prices and terms.
Persons visiting the city will, on application, he fur
r nished with a book containing a list of every article in
their line, as the number and variety of articles are too
great for newspaper publication.
Their terms and prices will be as reasonable as any
house in the southern country, and their goods will bI
packed and marked so as to suit the requirements of
e Lti A constant supply of FRENCH BRANDIES and
WINES for medicinal purposes always gn hand.
New Orleans, January 25, 1854. 1y
e Drugs, Medicines & Chemicals.
THE attention of planters and others is di
rected to the large and carefully selected
assortment of GENUINE MEDICINEs and their
preparations, constantly for sale°at fair
Dc.. EDW. JENNER COXE, Druggist,
Camp street, near Poydras, New Orleans.o
Dr. Edw. Jenner Coxe's Preparations,
Too long and favorably lknown to require more than
SOUTHERN COUGH SYRUPS,
For coughs and other affections of the lungs.
EXTRACT OF COPAIVA, SARSAPARILLA & CUBEOS,
With full directions, which, if duly followed, the result
will be all that is required.
BLACKBERRY ASD DEWBERRY CORDIALS,
For Dysentery and Diarhcea.
TIIE CHOLERA REMEDY,
Consisting of a syrup andepills, with full directions for
the different stages of this disease.
POWDER AND OINTMENT,
For the relief and cure of Hemorrhoids, or Piles. t
TONIC AGUE SYRUP AND PILLS,
Very rarely has this combination been known to faiol,
even in the most severe and stubborn cases.
COXE'S IIIVE SYRUP.
In that sudden and dangerous disease, Croup,or Hives,
this remedy, prepared as it should be, will scarcely ev
er fail to arrest the progress of that disease, or cure
even the worst forms.
lJE Particular attention devoted to the treatment of
Consumption and Bronchitis, and plan of proceeding
to ward them off, when, from hereditary or acquired
predisposition, these generally incurable diseases may
manifest the first symptoms. DR. E. J. COXE,
dec 14, 1853 Camp st., neoar Poydras, N. Orleans. I
SOUTHERN MANUFACTORY OF
Saddles, Bridles, Harness, &c,
On Texas street, Shreveport-opposite the Nelson
THE subscriber, having estab- C
lished himself in the above busi-.
ness, is now prepared to manu- t
facture every thing in his line at
the shortest notice and of the
very best material,the wet kman
ship unequelled by any in the I
~ outh. Gin Band Leather al- h
ways on hand and bands made to order. Every thing in n
his line sold as low or lower than any eastern slop-work h
brought to this market. Call and see for yourselves.
jy6-ly H.A. ZOLL.
SWE would call the especial attention of the a
LADIES to our stock of Dress Goods. It is it
very large and of the latest and most elegant styles, fI
consisting of every variety of Ginghams, Mmslin de f
Lanes, Cashmeres, Merinoes, Satins, Silks, etc. We i
have silks at from $12 to $75 d pattern.
n30 TRABUE & KLINE. a
ENT's Commentaries; 2d, 3d and 4th Annual
Reports; Bullard and Curry's Digest; Code of
Practite; and two volumes Blackstone-(Trabue or tI
Walker's name on back.) Any one having these oi
books in their possession will pledase deliver them to R te
T. Buckner, esq., or myself. is
jan25-tf WM. C. TIABUE.
Boston, Nos. 14 and 31; scythes and
cradles, ready fixed; road scrapers, er
etc., for sale by lt
m, G- REEN & DOUGLAR.. : tb
Tacon and Cuba.
During the first year of Tacon's governor
ship, there was a young creole girl, named Mi
ralda Estalez, who kept ajittle cigar store in the
cable de Mercadgras, and whose shop was the
k resort of all the young men in town, who loved
Ai a choicely made and superior cigar. Miralda
was only seventeen, without mother or father
ly living, and earned an humble though sufficient
support by her industry in the manufactory we
hR. ave named and by the sales of her little store.
She was o picture of ripened tropical beauty,
with a finely rounded form, a lovely face of soft,
olive tint, and teeth that a Tuscarora might
envy her. At times there wag a dash of lan
gor in her dreamy eye thatwould have warmed
an "nchorite, and then her aheerful jests were
so delicate, yet free, that she had unwittingly
n turned the heads, not to say hearts, of half the
young gen in calle de Mercarderas. But she
dispensed her favors without partiality, none of
the rich and gay exquisites of Havana could
r say they have ever received any particular ac
knowledgment from the fair young girl to their
warm and constant attention. For thone she
t had a pleasing smile, for that one a few words
of pleasing gossip, agod for a third a snatch of a
Spanish song, but to none did she give her coneo
fidence, except to young Pedro &fantanez, a
1 fine looking boatman, who plied between the
Punta and Moro Castle, on the opposite side of
Y the harbor.
Pedro w as a manly courageous young fellow,
rather above his class in intelligence, Sppear
ance and associations, and pulled his oars with
a strong arm and light heart, and loved the
beautiful Miralda with aP ardor romantic in its
fidelity and truth. He was a sort of leader
among the boatmen in the harbor for reason of
his suproior cultivation and intelligence,and his
quick-witted sagacity was often turned for the
benefit of his comrades. Many were the noble
deeds he had done in and about the harbor since
a boy, for he had followed his calling of water
ma2 from boyhood, as his father had done be
fore him. Miralda, in return, ardently loved
Pedro, and when he came at night and sat in
the back part of her shop, she had always a
neat and fragrant cigar for his lips. Now acrd
then, when she could steal away r9om her shop
on some holiday, Pedro Would hoist a tiny sail
in the bow of his boat, and securing the little
stern awning over Miralda's head, would steer
out into the gulf, and coast along its beautiful
and romantic shore.'
There was a famous rou6, well known at.thi6
time in Havana, naml count Almonte, who'
had frequently visited Miralda's shop; andRon- !
ceived quite a passion for the girl, and indt9oJ,
had grown to be one of her most liberal cus
tomers. With a cunning shrewdness and
knowledge of human nature,the count besieged
the heart of his inteudoed victim without appear
ing to do s. and carried on his plan of opera
tions for niany weeks before the innocent girlt
even, suspected his possessing a partia'ity for;
her; until one day she was surprised bIy a pre
sent from him of so rare and costly a nature as
to lead her to suspect the donor's intentions at
once, and to promptly decline the proffered get.
Undisfnayed by this, still the count continued
his profuse patronage in a way to which Mi
ralda could find no pretxt of complaint. -
SAt last, seizing upon what he considered a fa
vorable moment, count Almonte declared his :
passion to Miralda, besought her to come and
be the mistress of his broad and rich estate at
Cerito, near the city, and offered all the pronmi
sos of wealth, favor and fortune-but in vain.o
The pure iinded girl scorned his offer, and i
bade him naver more to insult her by visiting:
her shop. Abashed, but not confounded, the
count retired, but only to weave a new snare I
whereby he could entangle her, for he was not '
One afternoonf, notlong after this, as the twi
light Was setting over the town, a file of sol
diers halted just opposite the little cigar shop,
when a young man, wearing a lieutenant's in
no signia; entered andasked the attendaia if her
at name was MiraldaEstalez, to which she timidly
responded in the affirmative.
i- "Then please come with me."
S "By what authority, sir?" asked the trem
r bling girl,
n "The order of the governor-general," replied
o the stranger.
"Then I must obey you," sheAnswered, and
Sprepared to follow him.
Wtepping to the door with her, the young offi
cer directed his men to march on, and getting
dl into a volante, told Miralda they would drive
to the guard-house. But to the surprise of the
girl, she soon after discovered that they were
passing the city gates, and immedi.ately after
were dashing off rapidly on the road to Cerito.
r Then she began to fear thatkome trick had been
r played upon her, and these fears were soon con
firmed by the volante turning down the long al
ley of palms that lead to the estate of count
Almonte. It was in vain to expostulate now,
she felt that she was in the power of the reck
less nobleman, and the pretended officer and sol
diers were his own people, who had adopted the
disguise of the Spanish army uniform.
Count Almonte met her at the door, told her
it to fear no violence, that her wishes should be
respected in all things, save her personal liber
ties-that he trusted, in time, to persuade her
to look more favorably upon hin, and that in
all things he was her slave. She replied con
temptuously to his words,and charged him with
the cowardly trick by which he had gained con
trol of her liberty. But she was left by herself,
though watched by his orders at all times to!
prevent her escape.
She knew very well that the power and will
of count Almonte were too strong for any hum
ble friend of hers to attempt to thwart-and yet
she somehow felt a conscious strength in Pedro
and secretly cherished the idea, that he would
discover the place of her confinement,and adopt
some means to" deliver her.
The stiletto is the constant companion of the
lower classes, and Miralda had been used to
wear one even in her store against contingency
-but she now regarded the tiny weapon with
peculiar satisfaction,and slept with it securely in
her bosom! o
Small the was clue by which Pedro Mantanes
discovered the trick of count Almonte. First
this was found out, then that circumstance,and
these, being put together, led to other results,
until the indefatigable lover was at last satisfied
that he had discovered her place of confinement,
Disguised as a friar of the order of San Felipe.
he sought count Almonte's gates at a favorable
moment, met Miralda, cheered her with fresh
hopes, and retired to arrange some certain plan
for her delivery. There was time to think now,
heretofore he had not permitted himself even
an hour's sleep, but she was safe-that is, not
in immediate danger,and he could breathe more
freely. He knew not with whom to advise. He,
feared to speak to those above him in society,
lest they Omight betray his purpose to the clunt,
and his own liberty be thus jeopardized. i ej
could only consider with himself-must be his i
At last he started to his feet, and, exclaimed (
to himself "Why not go to head-quarters at
once? Why not see the governor-general and
tell him the whole truth? Ah, see him! How <
is that to be accomplished? And then this count t
Almonte is a nobleman. Then say Taconoloves i
justice. We shall see. I will go to the gov- t
ernor general. It cannot do any harm if it does t
no good. I can but try." And Pedro did seek i
the governor, True, ie did not get audience IT
of him at once- but he persevered and was ad
mitted at last. Here he told his story in a free
manly voice, undisguisedly and open in every
"And the girl (asked the governor general,
ov'j whose countenance a dark scowl had gath
ered) is she thy sister?"
"No excellencia,, she is dearer still, she is my
The governor, biddingbim come nearer took
a golden cross from the table, and handed it to
the boatman, as lie regarded him searchingly,
"Swearothat what you have related to me is
true, as you hope for heaven!"
"I swear," said Pedro, kneeling and kissing
The governor turned to his table, wrote a few
brief lines, and touchingea bell, summoned a
page from an adjoining room, whom he order
ed to send the capcain of the guard to him.
Prompt as were all who had any connection
wvith the goPernor's household, the officer ap
peared and received the written order, with di
reoti9ns to bring count Almonteo and a young
girl named Miralda before him. Pedro was
sent to an anteroom, and the business of the
d? v passed on as usual in the reception hall of
Less than two hours had transpired when the
count and Miralda stood before Tacon. Neither
knew'the nature of the business which had sum
moned therf?. Count Almonte half suspected
the Wuth, and the poor girl argued of herself
that her fate could not but be improved by the
"Count Almonte you doubtless know why I
have ordered you here."
"Excelenci, I fear that I have beeon indis
"You adopted the uniform of the guards for
your own privabe purposes upon this5.oung girl
did you not?"
"'Exceleria, I cannot diy it."
"Declare upon your honor, count Almonte,
whether she is unharmed, whom ye have kept
"'Excelencia,.she is as pure as when lhe en
tered beneath ny roof." h
The governor ~r'ned and whispered some
thing to his page, then continued his questions
to the count, while he made some minuis upo' i .
paper. Pedro was now summoned to explain 1
some matter, and as he entered, the governorr i
general turned his back for oncemoment, as if'
to seek for some papers on his table, while Mi
ralda was pressed in the boatman's arm. It t
was only foromoment, and the next,Pedro was
bowing to Tacon. A few moments more and the ;
governor's page riturned, accompanied by ao
monk of the church of Santa Clara, with the r
emblems of his office. ir
"Holy father (said Tacon) you will 1ind the I
hands of this count Almonte and Miralda Es-s
talez together in the bonds of wedlock.' c
"Excelencia!" exclaimed the co,tnt in amaze- o:
is "Not a word, senor-it is your parito obey."
it "My nobRity, excelencia.";
`t. `""Is forfeited," said Tacon. ©
d Count Alinonte had too manyQ*videnccs be
fore his mind's eye of Tacon's mode of admin
istering justice, and of enforcing his own will,
to dare to rebel, and he doggedly yielded in si
s lence. Poor Pedro, not taring to speak,.was
d half crazed to see the prize he had so long cove
it ted, thus torn from him. In a few moments
the ceremony was performed, the trembling
girl not daring to thwart the governor's orders
and the priest 8eclared them husband and wife.
8 The captain of the guard was summoned and
e dispatched with some order, and in a few mo
C ments count Almonte,°completcly subdued and
iroken spirited, was ordered to return to his
o plantation. Pedro and Miralda were dir'ctcd
to remain in the adjoining apartment to that
Swhich had been the scene of this singular pro
Count Almonte mounted his horse, and witi
ra single attendant soon passed out of the city
gates. But hardly had he passed the corner
of the Pasc®, when a dozen muskets fired a:
i olley upon him, and he fell a corpse.
His body was quietly removed, and the cap
tain of the guard, who witnessed the act, made
a minute upon his order as to the time and place t
and mounting his horse, rode to the governor's
palace, entering the presence chamber just as.
Pedro and Miralda were once more summoned
into the governor's presence.
"Excelencia," said the officer returning the
order, "it is executed." c
"Is the count dead?"
"Proclaim in the usual manner the marriage: t
of count Almonte and Miralda Estalez,and alsoi
that she is his legal widow, possessed of his es
tate. See that a proper officer attends her to t,
the count's estate, and enforces this decision."
Then turning to Pedro Mantanez,said "No man t
or woman in this island is so humble but they
may claim justice of Taeon." o
The St. Louis Anzeiger notices the death of ,
a lady in that city, whose remains were placed u
in an old coffin made of rough boards, and con- b
veyed to the grave by the corporation cart. It t
then adds: n
This coffin contained the corpse of a lady' P
Swho was once sincerely adored by hundreds
who was once honored, extolled, envied in so
ciety-who could command riches, and who, I w
byt a few years ago, before she trod the shores
of this continent, could°expect a happy and ac
contented old age. This lady was Rosa Nes- tni
chemi, the daughter of an immensely wealthy tl
Polish nobleman. In early youth she was ta- tr
ken to the imperial court of Austria, where in I
her 18th year, she was married to a French re
nobleman, who was also very rich. Rosa Nes-! a
chemi lived many long and happy years, part al
ly upon the possessions of her husband, partly it'
traveling through Germany, Spain, Italy and bi
England, and gave birth to three sons, who'
received the best education, and upon whom
the eyes of the parents rested with the greatest I
But then the July revolution at Paris came-- sp
Rosa's husband took a considerable and active s
part in it, and on the 28th he fell from the ef- s
feet of three shots which he received.-Hisl
name is still honored with a place on the co- (s
lumn in the place de la Bastile, 0° t,
HIer eldest son, who was at one time secre- on
tary to king Ferdinard, was assassinated in do
Spain, The seconddbecame a clergyman, and tlh
soon afterodied, and the third, coming to New tir
Orleaps when 16 years of oage, subsequently bu
made money, and five years ago he pursuaded sic
his mother, then residing in Switzerland, to'
come to New Orleans also, which she did, and wi
bringing with her about $6,000 in money. di.
Unfortunately the son became intemperate, Tl
spent pearly all her money, and a year ago, i pry
murdered a creole, he was compelled to fly to p
parts unknown, leaving his motheer almost pen- th(
nyl1ss in a strange city. She started on her to
return to Switzerland, but fell a victim to the in
destroyer at St, Louis. tio
It is remarkable that man is the only animal W
capable of hypocrisy; which is a plain proof un:
that man, in distinction from all other animals, an
is a compound, consisting of two men, an in- CF
ternal man and external; since it is impossible
that any one can play the hypocrite, unless his
external man be compelled to assume an aspect
which is at variance with his internal mapl, for
- FUGITIvE SLAVE LAw.-The abolitioaists and
e freesoilers are taking active steps for the repeal
y of that part of the compromise measures which
provides for the rendition of fugitives from ser
1, vice. A bill has passed the legislature of Con
necticut which directly annuls this wholesome
measure. It is said that this course is now being
y pursued as a %ietaliatory act against the passage
of the ter itorial bills, which gives the right of
k entrance to persons and property from all and
I every section of the country into the territories
of Nebraska and Kansas, without regard to
the former restrictive line of 36 deg. 30 min.,
s or any other line of latitude. It is outrageous
to witness the course of American citizens,who
ought, from the very nature of our republican
institutions, to be the conservators of public
v tranquility, instigating resistance-to the laws of
I the land. The people of the south have had
some experience, and have learned a whole
some lesson, from the turmoil and excitement
produced by the secessionists of 1851, when
the value of the Union was calculated as a very
ordinary transaction; and they are determined
to set their faces like flint against any efforts to
renew dissension throughout the country. This
is not a season, above all others,for demagogues,
f those man of principle in proportion to their in
terests,-to be engaged in the unholy work of
exciting ill-will between citizens of a common
country. Our n mission is for a nobler purpose.
The United States now stand as the beacon
light to the nations,-the great exemplar of
the principles of peace and self-gc:vernment.
Her widely extended arms receive in fraternal,
embrace the oppressed and down-trodden of,
the old world who. flee from the conscription
and the battle fields of Europe.
The newspaper press of the country, we are
sorry to sat , are obnoxious to the Cehrrge of
keeping up an unneccessary excitement among
the mrsses, ri -th and south. A written con
stitiition points aut to all their duties and privi
leges as American citizens; but the press,which
ought to be the conservator of public peace, in
too many instances wields its power for evil.
If a Wendall Phillips or a Theodore Parker,
from the overflowing of a vicious and corrupt
heart, blaspheme their God and the institutions
oP theiricountrv, the quasi secession press bla
zons fortlh their vileness as an illustratiun of
,universal northern. sentiment. On the other
nand, should a s<;atherner seek to reclaim his.'
property, which is guarantied to him by the
constitution, the abolition press opens its flood
gates of revilement, with such denunciations as
too ara indecent to enumerate, to arouse the
evil passions of the heedless and the ignorant.
Such presses are not the exponents of public
opinion either north or south, and in our judg
ment ought not to be counlenanced or evep tole
rated. Are the people to be forever, kept in a
state of excitement by mere puppets behind the
scenes who, it may be, by accident, obtain
controlPof a printing press? Such men are ob
jivious to the golden rule, to live soberly, deal
justly, and act honorably by all mtnn. They
are bent on mischief, .and are always ready to
labor dilligently toproduce alienation and heart
bur'ings in the community, provided they may
thereby accomplish a temporary triumph of fac
tion. We are convinced, then, that we are
right, when we assert that the press as at pre
sent conducted is not the exponent of public
opinion. The press in Mississippi, with a few
solitary exceptions, and in South Carolina with
but one exception, was running wild to secede
from the Union in 1851; and if one were to
judge by its tone on that question, he would
say that the sovereign people were ripe fdi" tohe it
experiment. But when the ballot box spoke,it
was found, as far as the press ivas concerned,
that the truth was not in it. So will it be in
regard to the mock heroics now enunciated by
tht abolition press of the north. The people
remember Yorktown and Saratoga,Paoli,Bran
dywine and Bunker IIill,and they will not suffer
their blood-bought intheritance to be filched
from them by a slanderous and subsidized
IMPORt.Ax DISCOVEu\r.-'The Gazette Heb.
domadaire de Medecine et de Chirurgerie gives
an account of some experiments equally im
portant in a practical as in a theoretical point of
view, and from which it results that air passed
through cotton no longer produces either fer
mentation or putrefaction. The journal de
scribes as follows the pBan of proceeding of
two German savants, who have made these ex
periments. The apparatus made use of is sim
ply composed of a glass globe, hermetically
closed by a cork covered with wax, and provi
ded with two tubes, one of which is in commu
nication with one of the extremities of the fil
terer, which is itself terminated by a small tube
at right angles. Theesecond tube serves as an
aspirator, it goes down almost to th' bottom of
the globe, and communicates hermetically with
a fasometer. The globe contains the fermen
When it has been ascertained that the joints
are perfe Žtly closed, the globe is placed in a
vessel containing boiling water, where it is kept
until the different tubes of communication have
become hot, after which a second examination
takes place to see that etery part remains her
metically closed, and then the cock of the as
pirator is placed in such a manner that the water
runs drop by drop. A first experiment was
made on muscular meat, with water added,and
in order to make a proper comparison, there
was placed near the appara-tus a second globe,
containing the same kind of meat, and commu
nicating freely with the atmospheric air. At
the end of a fortnight the matter contained in
the secondglobe was in a complete state of pu
trefaction, whilst that in the globe which only
received thbe filtered air was not at all changed
and when, at the end of twenty-three days,the
apparatus was opened, the meat was just as it
was on the first day. From those experiments,
it results that meat recently boiled, and fresh
broth, may be kept thus good for several weeks.
A CONFEssIox.-The anneked paragraph,
while is does honor to the candor of the writer,
speaks volumes on the political injustice and
public mischiefs which party zealots and party
servility are capable of inflicting on the best;
men and best interests of the State. "Trutlh
(said gen. Jackson) is mighty and will pre
vail." "Falsehood (Mr. Jefferson said) will
travel a thousand miles while truth is putting
on her boots." Truth will doubtless, in time,
do full justice to the wisdom and patriotism of
the great statesman who was during his life
time the object of so much democratic obloquy;
but truth if sure, it must be confessed, is also
slow. Nat. Intel.
"As ERROR AcKs'OWLEDGED. -1 n common
with democrats every where we opposed the i
listribution 'scheme' of Mr. Clay in 1842.
This 'scheme' proposed a distribution of the
proceeds of the public lands among the States
ipon the grounds of equity, and justice. We
hen thought it a 'scheme' of the protectionists
o deprive the country of a source of revenue t
n order to render hig1.er duties o,, i.r:,-.
ions e:cessary. Since that time we ha - w it
tessed ti+11 distribution of the lands among rail
cad coain'aices and for other objects -- ,-r i
mnjust tI the old States of the :on ,eer. .re
and now regret very much that theC pl f p ,n r
?lay was defeated by the de no'rs:a li, i :rt t . .
Mobile is reported to be tuust.alsl h-ah: i
or the Season, t!
OUR SUPPLY OF BREADSTUFFS.---Tihe jlriA;
of flour have steadily advanced for: oa.' wi-: L
past, and the upward tendency bid alir t>. .,:-;
tinue for some time, or at least v':n hith: i:c ,
crop begins to come in freely which, fr,:. t'. -
ent appearances will not be much brt.,rec ()cO.
ber. The stock of state and west.n tflu i
this market, is cow less than at am corer.7: .,.
ing period for many years, and th l p ,
clieatioa of prices is owing to th sh~im-."m "
supply, which is altogether inade Ua at. u i::
requirements of the home trade. :
ceipts comprise°but little more
sales, and to meet the existing ;;.;t
these are exhausted, liberal drau : ..:_
upon the limited supplies in store. Tf, ., ,,.:-,
houses have been nearly drain.:
brands,and orders fof more thandor ,,
dred barrels of Ohio or Michig
could scarcely be executed. PI ti
therefore, bear a higher relati i.::
those of state, of which the bulk o:
consist. New flour comes forwar,:' :A
ingly as yet, farmers generally b;
to hold back their stock to the la: :.· r:."
in the hope of obtaining still high.
the offers now making for fetur:
tak,.n as a guide, then will prices ,.::i
for some two months hence, for $
paid for common state deliveraLtc . : S
tember. The late advices from a,,
added somewhat tc the buoyancy, , -,
have no surplus stock to spare, ':: :
were a fair margin for a profit tc- · -:
fwhich there is not just now, notwitii . :
low rates of freight. Our markec',
been remarkably sensitive to adv .,
rope, though a little slow to feel d,
The drought throughout this a
states has had the effect to limit :,': ,
tions, hence the supplies are likel.
much later than usual. The wl.: .
year is generally believed to be th l
garnered, and taking into conside
ciprocity treaty, which will bring
into our markets free of duty, w . ,
prices down to $5 before the clos i :i, ..
Present prices are within a fractic .
high as they were duriog the past
the export demand was so active a".,l.:
er prices are hilihly probable.
I oFrom all parts of Europe we : i:
s gence that crops are unusually al
e they are in all parts of America, -
-'ception of here and there a lo
s drought has pinched, or where son :
:cause has operated unfavorably. ?
Swhich, for the last five years has: ':! i :
c a demand for bread and for pro;i
- kinds, is now producing to the ful ,
her own necessities, and is begin i ,:.,
San overplus to spare. The islands it :. :.ir.
continually produce more and nmo
conic more populous, and iheird : ,
plies of provisions cannot anugmei
ratio than the supply augments !
bringing in of uncultivated laiids
better cultivation of those alreac
t The high prices of agricultural p, , ' .
I have prevailed for the last five ...
turned the attention of many tli,
other pursuits to that of f;rtnin 1
- constantly contributingrto swell the .
n we are compelled to pay fiom ten t
lars a barrel for flour, and prices :
for all other articles of subsistence.
is singular about it, is the astonish:,:
flourll, t-lday, is higher here, by or .
I barrel, at least, than it is in Liver ,
S.\Gcu;L1(; JEWELILY.-CoinsidCe .l ..
rmcent was crcated yesterday afterne ' . ~
cinity of the customhouse, in con
the arrest of two erman dales i:: . .
tected by captain Ryntders, deputy -;i , ,
tle port, and customhouse officer '1
in the act of attempting to smnuggle; .
000 worthll f,.diamonds ashore, trun:
ship Washington, which arrived ,
from Bremi'n and Southampton. '.
hoarded the steamer off quarantinu
.cdions resting against the accused, tl
ate:ly searched his person. Re at
ered in the vest pocket of one of
costly gold watches and a number of
which the smuggler represeneed to
merely common glass stones. Unde
was a belt made of cotton cloth, v
Sin form to a life-preserver, which wa
;all descriptions of the most valuab
d'iamond, emerald apnd=ruby rings, ' : '
300 carats weight of tmuset dian
searching his companion, a large .:;,
jewelry was taken from the legs cf 1
Yesterday the three passengers w "
by deputy marshal de Angelis, chi.
violation of the revenue laws, but t ;
ties desire not to give publicity to t,
the parties implicated at present. T .
were admitted to bail in 2$t000 eat
third in $1000, before United Stat
sioner Stillwell. The government
now engaged in ferreting, out num,
dealers in jewelry, who it is alleged
engaged in defrauding the custor
means of smuggling articles from on
ous steamers during the past years.
o * T.\
S C(OnIoEtRA IN CAM..-The `0ondon
d timates the number of troops dead a:.,
e by cholera in the camps at 10,000 tc
to the 'latest dates. That journal d :
mtlancholv and inglorious loss of li.
t extreme discouragement in the ranks
n what are we gaining by delay, whi
deadly than battle? The result is .
if we had lost 10,000 men in capturir. -
l pol a month ago, when our arranger.
incomplete, while the unfortunate,
t without the glory which they migh
The allied armies might have eal
hastopol a month ago-that is--is
within the compass of possibility. 1
could have been done with the loss
10,000 men. As matters stand at p
lowing the combined force of the allit
English and Turks, to be eighty thou:
the Russians have in Sebastopol and i
a sufficient number of troops to flight
in the open field. But the Russians
covetous of a general engagement.
The difference between the twi,
this. The French and English are
their movements-the Russians are sh
ing to the scratch. Omar Pasha's sold
of all the troops engaged in the war,
hibited a becoming degree of spirit. (
i Omar Pasha is the only general-chief
side of the contest, who has shown
like activity and gallantry in his marc
actions. There is no reason to suppose
French and English soldiers have deg
or that they are not fully equal to w
were forty years ago. But the genera'
the same. This is not the age of gre
man(.rs. There are no Napoleons,or '
V :: , ,. :. at , :i ttir ý sir '<v ia'c;. Ci :-. t` , ,. ,: "·'i:'- -
i (- antd ;a as military ler . _
t'.em :'l tl :',.!. l the c w
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