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iVOL. III. SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2 _ _ VOL. 111.1 . SIHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER° 25, 1854. N n. 1.o TERMS. THE SOUTE-WESTEaN is published weekly at TnaEs DOLLARS per annum, payable in advance-four dollars if not paid at the time of subscribing. Persons wish ing to discontinue must give two weeks' notice. No paper stopped, except at the option of the publishers, until all arrearages are paid. ADvERTISEMENTs inserted at the rate of ONE DoL LAt rPER squARs for the first insertion, and FIFTY CENTs for each subsequent one. TEN LINES, or less, constitute a square. Liberal deductions made to those who advertise by the year. ATTORNEY AT LAW, No. 30 St. Charles street, New Orleans. Practices in the Supreme Court of Louisiana, and the United States Circuit and Dis trict Courts. W. C. is Commissioner for various States, and will take depositions, etc. CHAS. V. JONTE, SECOND Justice of the Peace for the Parish of Orleans, commissioner to take testimony, and commissioner for the States of Mississippi and Arkan sas, No. 65 Common street, (opposite the City Hotel,) New Orleans. d29-1v* BENJAMIN & MICOU, A TTORNEYS AT LAW, No. 49 Canal street, New Orleans. Will also practice in the Supreme Court of the United States, Washington. C. ROSELIUS, A TORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW, Cus~tom-house street, New Orleans. 013 E. T. PARKER, ATTORNEY AT LAW, corner of Camp and Gra Svier streets, New Orleans. n,27 OSCAR ROUBIEU, COTTON PFACTOR & C03IOMtSION MERCHANT, No. 61 CAOanDELET STREET, New Orleans. References at Shreveport: John P. IHailey. Robt. G. Harper. W. P. Winans. Judge Spofford. nov 9-1y* JAMES WtIGIIT. ABRAHAM J. WRIGHT. A. J. WRIGHT & Co., CO TTON FACTOR S, Commission and For warding Merchants, No. 35 Carondelet street, New Orleans. nov 2 MOSES r.EENWOOD. T. E. ADAMS. MOSES GREENWOOD & Co. COMMISSION AND FORWARDING MER chantr, 23 Carondelet street, New Orleans. T ;,;: J. Mi. SEIXAS. S'iit ,, GLADDEN & Co., cessors to Purvis, Wood &. Co.,] -1 )';'T.N I.\FCTORS and Commission Merchants, S,;as i, :,;, corner of St. Charles street, N. s7-lv .. U. r , J. ARNOLD ttARRIS. 1M. ABRAblS. ? RM1 iUi 'G, IIARRIS & Co. S1 iN : . ;')RS, and AGENTS FOR THE United .i ±t-. '/,i i. -,e of steamships from Nlew C ,eas :o San Francisco, California, and Oregon, Vi' ,t,, w.s Navy Bay, and Panama. n'*o ,ers `!" li,;y N.ew Orleans on the 7th and 22d S : : :''lock, A.M. Office, 43 Natchez ` :, G . . dec 1 . .. SHAW -& Co. .... , v ,RCIIANTS, No. 24 Poydras S"iOL 0!:ANO & TAYLOR, O iE ' ; i !(; it,' \i lRCHANTS, Commercial Place ( y,', , i. 1 r · , 1 St. Charles str.) New Orleans. PE ' MILLARD & Co. T '1 .: , n ND RETAIL GROCERS, Cor r , r :" = +and Bienville streets, N.Orleans. (i. ,X~S L. WHITE, S:'EET, (second door below the e'. , aders' Bank,) New Orleans, i4'kooki,4;ller & Stationer, .Ar, i.1-., a,:, :1cellaneous and School Books. .. ,:.: .-i :, ..: cap, letter and note. W rap S; . i qualities; quills, steel pens,ink, .,+ .:: .- ;,j. Int of BrANK Booxs. Country ., are requested to call and ex . L & BATES, t ,; T:'ErS AND DEALERS IN eoot*, 'shoes and Hats, S5 D LEVEE, N. ORI.EANS. f,: 4<: r:,ttiv rt: i:..,,zr !romn their own manufactory a f-, . :.. -rv extensive supply of T00t ' ; .fES AND BROGANS, . :; o liberal terms as any other house. - ia .t variety always on hand. S c v merchants will find it to their . .ll. , r i aid for hides. dec28 . . . -BROWER & Co. House Furnishing Store, No. 17 CAMP STREET, New Orleans. CHINA, GLASS AND EARTHWARE SILVER PLATED, BRITANNIA, Tin, Wooden, Japanned and Iron ware. Cutlery, Lamps, Brushes, Fenders, Andirons, Coal Scut ties, Shovels and Tongs, etc., etc., etc. Including every article required to furnish a house (except cabinet ware and dry goods.) ALso-The celebrated Republic Cooking Stoves. nov 2, 1853 ly House Furnishing Goods, Wholesale and Retail Nos. 73 & 75 CAMP SnREET, NEW ORLEANS. FilE subscribers are daily receiving fresh additions to their large and varied stock, comprised in which :re Queensware, Glass and China Ware; Bohemian Ware, Birmingham Ware; Rich China Vases and fine silver-plated Ware; Parlor and aill Lamps and Girondoles; Rich Ten Trays and Waiters, in sets or single; Fine Table Cutlery and Housekeeping Ilardware; Enamelled and hIollow-Ware; Britannia, planished tin and japanned Ware; Wooden and Willow Ware, Feather Dusters; Brushes, of all kinds; Paper Hangings and Borders, Door Mats; sWlkite, check, fancy and cocoa Matting; Wýindow Cornishes, cords and tassels; -Curtain Bands and Curtain Pins. - ALSO Spir:t Gas, or Burning Fluid; Sperm, Lard and Whale Oil; Star, Sperm and Wax Candles; Selected for family use" J nov9 MILLER, HARRIS & WALDO. C. M. SIMPSON, 110 .........Canal street, New Orleans..........116 H AS now on hand a fine selection of Fancy & Family Dry Goods. With a supply of PLANTATION GOODS, Which enable him to fill a coUNTrav atLL throughly,thus obviating the necessity of a customer resorting to sev eral houses to make his purchases. Terms cash, or city acceptance. C. M. SIMPSON, 116 Canal street, Touro's Row, nov 2, 1853 New Orleans. S Removal. TAYhVDA , HADDEN & Co., HAVE 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. CYRUS FLINT. J. a. JONES 0. FLINT & JONES, Wholesale and retail dealers in fashionable cabinet FUI UNITUR E, Chairs, feathers, moss and hair mattresses,curled hair, hair cloth, varnish, etc., Nos. 46 and 48 Royal street, 'Jew Orleans. nov9,1853 No. 8 Camp street, N. Orleans. YOUING & Co., WATCHMAKERS, &c. The undersigned, having purchased the entire interest of his late partner in the above firm,, will continue the same for his own benefit, at the same place, and a continuance of the patronage so liberally exaended heretofore is respectfully solicited. jyi3 '.P. BUCKLEY. No. 8 CAMP T TREE!. H. P. BUCKLEY, (late Yonag & o.) im porter and dealer in fine Watchey, Jewelry .'i: Silver ware, will shortly be in receipt ofadditionSto hisstock in the above line. Particulr attention gi'en to watch repairing of every desoiptlos. Diamonsd reset and canes monnted. nov 9, 53 ITOt)As *INTO S . GNERAL CobbfTOR No. SB Camp as * New Orleans & Texas U. S. Mail Line. LOUISIANA. Captain Smith. MEXICO, " Thompson. PERSEVERANCE, Capt. J. Y. Lawless. CHARLES MORGAN, (building.) One of the above iew and magnificent steamships will leave for Galveston, Indianola and Matagorda Bay every FIVE DAYS, 4it 8 o'clock, A. at., punctually. For freight or Passage, (having elegant accommo dations,) apply tcI HARRIS & MORGAN, Foot of Julia btrect, opposite steamship landing. nov 2, 1853. ly J. W st, Practical Dentist, 11 ST. CHARLES STREET, near the cor net of Poydras, would respect fully in form ladies and gentlemen visiting New Orleans that he performs all operations on the teeth, in a most skillful and satisfactory manner. The superioritr of J. W.'s Artificial Teeth above all others, have beern long well known and appreciated by hundreds who ar4- enjoying the benefits of them. Per sons desirous of availing themselves of such, would do well to call andj examine his specimens. Dental depot for the sale of Teeth, Foil, Instruments, etc. Office and residence 112 St. Charles street, near the corner of Pogdras. feb 1, 1854-1y OCUL1STZ PR. GUSTINE'S OFFICE For the Treatment of Diseases of the EYE and Imperfections of;Vision, No. 135 ST. CHARLES STREET, opposite Lafayette Square, New Orleans. All surgi cal operations uion the Eye attended to. Such as Cataract, Squinting, the insertion of Artificial Eyes, etc., etc. jnn 1. 1854 MAISON DE SANTE. Corner of Canal and Claiborne streets, N. Orleans. THIS institution now under the direction of the $ISTERS OF CHARITY, has been put in oomnplete order, and is ready for the reception of pailients. The rooms are spacious, well ventilated, and ,ave every convenience for the sick. Persons visiting tahis Institution for medical treatment will receive, unrer the care of the Sisters of Cha:rty, all the attentiontjand comforts of a home. .Dr. WARR.a STONr: still continues his connexion with the Instittiion, and patients will always have his advice and aitenticn as heretofore. Visiting Physician and Surgeon, Dr. J. C. P. WED ERSrRANDT. Resident Physician and Surgeon, Dr. P. C. BOYER. The terms oftadmission are from one to five dollars per day. PatieCts depositing in advance for the time they remain in tile Institution. Capital Surgical Oper ationsýcharged f.r extra. For further iriformation, apply to the SISTER Sc PERIOR OF THIE INSTITUTION, or to the Resident Phy sician. jan '-5.1854 W WITER COLORS. Newman's, Ackeman's, Reeves & Son's, Osborne's. JUST received a large stock of above COLORS,in cakes and in mah aany and rosewood boxes, with lock and key. Also, !German Colors, in cakes and boxes, a fine assortment.' Oil colors, in tubs---English and American; Canvases for Portraits in frames of 8x10to42x56 Canvas in rolls, from 36 to 66 inches wide; Strechers for canvases, of all sizes; 400 doz fine sbible and camelhair pencils; 160 " paint and varnish brushes, all sizes; 80 packagers gold and silver leaf; 100 bundles df duck metal---white and yellow; Tin foil, in sheets and books; Tinsel of all ahe usual colors. ilt French arid American PAPER HANGINGtS. ......WINDOW GLASS, &c...... 5000 bxs Ameiican Window Glass, all sizes; 700 do English and Frenchi,from 8:;10 to 33xG5 300 lights fine Plate Glass; 120 bxs doublit thic': American, front Sxl0 to 20x30 1000 lights co' )red glass; 100 Glazier iDiamonds; 500 bundles glazier tins; 10 tons Whiie Lead, in 25 to 700 lb kegs: 5000 canisters and kegs colored paints, in 4 oz to 100 lb packages; 2500 lbs fine Frcench Green, dry and ground in oil; 1000 bbls Whitng and Paris White, of my own man ufacture, fire dried. Paint Mills of all sizes and every article usually kept in a general Paint, Oil and Color Store, will found at R. CLANNON's, nnov 2. 1t53 46 Canal street. New Orienn LEEDs' F.oUNDRI, CORNER OF DELORD & FOUCHER STREETS, N \V ORLEANS. IS prepared toturnish verticaland hor izontal Steam Engines, Sugar Mills, Vi-rurri Pans, Sugar Kettles, Clarifi reta, Filters, steam and horse power Draining Machines, Saw Mills, Gin Goering, Iron Columns and Fronts for bIuildings Furnace Mouths, Grate Bars, etc., and all mac!linery required for the South. They respectfully call the particular attention of the planters of Louisiina and the adjoining States to their style of Steam Flngines, Sugar Mills, Vaccuum Pans and Draining WV he e I s, which for strength, durabil ity and convenience, have not been excelled. New Orleans, February 8, 1854. ly* Newark! iSddl ery Warehouse. ANDREW G. BULL & Co., No. 71 CANAL SVREET, (between Camp and Magazine streets,) NEW ORLEANS. .TANUFACTiURERS and Importers of Saddlery and Saddle'ware, have constantly on hand a large and complete as.ortment of Saddles, Martingales, Trunks, Whips, skirting, Harness and Bridle Leather, Hogskins. Saddlers' Tools and Trimmings of every description dec 21.1853 Phila. Saddlery Warehouse. [Sign of the Golden Horee Head.] No. 6 Magazine, near Canal street, NEW ORLEANS. MAGEE & KNEASS, Dealers in Saddlery, Harness and 'itrunks, Leather Materials and Find ings for saddlers, iondh, trunk and shoemakers. Sad dlery, Hardware, Whips, Tin Ware and Brushes. MILITARY t3OODS AND TRIMMINGS. We are agents foci the sale of India Rubber Packing for steam joints atd boilers, belting for machinery and other articles. P4acock and Carey PLOUGHS, on commission. R -gali.-s and Jewels for the Masonic, I.O.O.F. and S. o- T. orders. Prices as low as any other house. dec 21.1853 JED'H. WATRMAN. CHAS. N WATERMa AN J. WATERMAN & BROTHER, Importers and wholesale dealers in Hardwart, CutlerY. Iron, Steel, SAWS AND ,NAILS, No. t1 Magazine it. corner of Common, N. Orleans. S [Sign of the anvil.] Are receiving and have in store in a.dition to their general stock of shelf goods, thd following articles, waich they offer for sale at the low4Jst prices, viz: Sweedisi: and Ameri can Bar Iron; ploutgh irons; hoop and band iron; pots, ovens, spiders, etcl; nails from 3 to SOd.; wrought and cutspikes, Collins' axes; shovels and spades, co tton and wool cards sets tr as hoops, 14 to 32 inches; iron and brass selves, etc. nov2, l~?53 No. 49 Carp street, New Orleans. SAIMUEL E. MOORE & Co., Importers of Crockery, China and GL SS WARE, Plated, Britannia, Ja pan d Tinware. Their stock ofCrock ery and Glassware is at all times very extasive, their terms liberal, and pack ing ýnarantied in the safest manner. C anntry nmechants are invited to ex amine their stock. nov 2. 1 53 E( M. RJJSHA, l IMPORTER OF Poreigni Wines & Liquors, Andi dealer in Domestic Spirits, Nos. 54 ALD 56 DROOME STREET, (late Girod street,) :NEw ORLEANS. K EEPS constaintly on hand a general assortment of French Brtndies, Wines, Fruits in Liquor; as sorted cordials, bitters, essence peppermint, Curaeo, anisette, etc., etc., etc. novl4, 1853-1vy 'LOUGHI i L E.CARTER hasjdstreceived 250 Hall& Speer's L. Ploughs, N is. I and 2, and has 1200 more on the way, which w 11 he here in a few days. I(fl PLOUGHS. i00 Hall and Spear Ploughs, just r eceived per steamer Runaway. febst OGLESBY & GRISWOLD. S Pilano Fortes F or se by I. . E. CARTER. Also, a lare lot n IUNTT1tF. niy26 W AAKAG S rnOICEBRANDiES, WINES `J 'v HI gEY for ea1ie by POOLEY, NICHOL & Co., (Successors to John Hunt,) Florida Yellow Pine Luamber Yard, Corner of Cedar and Julia streets-New Basin, NEw ORLEANS. SUPERIOR Dressed, Tongued and Grooved Floor ing and Ceiling, Laths, Shingles, Deck Plank, and a general assortment of Building Lumber, well seasoned and always on hand. All orders from the country carefully and promptly filled. ap5-ly* WM.. F.CONVERSE. T. M. CONVERSE. W.P. CO"VERSE, JR. CONVERSE & Co., GROCERS And dealers in Western Produce, No. 97 TCHOUPITOULAS STREET, NEW ORLEANS. H AVE constantly for sale on the most accommo dating terms, a large stock of TEAs, XtINEs and GROCERIES generally; together with every description of Western Produce. January 4, 1854-1yis Forwarding Business. HE undersigned has this day entered into the re ceiving and forwarding business in New Orleans, Having had six years experience as sh;pping clerk for Wright, Williams & Co., he hopes to merit the patron age of the public. JNO. L. VIVEN. Refer to: Wright, Davenport &. Co., Cotiverse & Co. Peters, Millard & Co., New Orleansi colonel B. M. Johnson, Shreveport; col. John F. Jett, Memphis; T. Whaley, Vicksburg. Goods to my address will be forwarded with the greatest despatch. N. Orleans, July 22; 1854-aug2-]y Notice. THIE firm of Wright, Williams & Co., is dissolved by mutual consent, eac:h partner is authorised to use the name of the firm in liquidation. H. M. WRIGHT. WILLIAM V. DAVENPORT. July 20, 1854. JOHN G. GLOVER. We have this day formed a copartnership for the pur pose of transacting a cotton factorage and general com mission business in this city, under the firm of Wright, Davenport & Co. H. M. WRIGHT. WILLIAM V. DAVENPORT. C. W. ALLEN. New Orleans, July 20, 1854. aug2-3m DAVID TAYLOR, Boots, Shoes and Hats. NEW. STORE, Entrance 70 Gravier 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 [ilts, of every description, to which he is constantly receiving additions, by the latest arrivals, from the eastern cities. lHe offers to buyors advantages over the eastern markets, taking into consideration the time consumtned in shipments, with the extra expenses attendant upon such purchases. Purchasers are in vited to call and examine the large stock of the above nanmed goods, which will be sold on the most liberal terms. N. Orleans. Feb. 8, 1854-ly Drugs, Medicines, &c. o THE subscriber has now a complete assortment of fresh Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Preparations, Paints, Oils, Glassware, Perfiamery, etc., and would respectfully call the attention of country merchants, druggists, phy-iciaus and planters to the same-which will be sold on the most reasonable terms-anamong which are the following artides: 0 1000 ozs sulph: quinine, i 200 h1s pow' rhubarb, 100 " sulph: morphine, 100 trs ipecac, 100 " strychnine, 500 lbs senna, 200 " nitrate silver, 1500 lbs gum arabic, 10 bbls refi'd camphor, 500 lbs tartaric acid, 100 kegs sup: carb:soda, 200 lbs blue mass. 25 bbls cpsom salts, 200 lbs calomel, E.&4., 20 casks sal soda, o00 lbs indigo. 25 bbls copperas, 50 lbs chloroform, 10 bbls madder, 20 gross seid'z powders, 25 bbls castor oil, 25 " yeas: " 20 bblls linseed oil, 25 " soda " 40 bbis alcohol, 300 bottles aq: amminia, 1001) bxs window glass, 200 " sp: nitre, 1500 bxs ass'd glassware; 200 " sulph: ether, 10 bbls putty, 1 40 gross suga? lemons. A full assortment of Patent Medicines, Paints of all kinds, Surgical Instruments of every description, Per fumery, etc., etc. G. N. MORISON, Wholesale Druggist, 12 Magazine st., dee 14, 1P53 New Orleans. CIrINN & BOLTON, ! Wholesale and Retail Druggists, No. 61 Sr. CItARLS sTrEEET-(Corner above the St. Charles Iuotel)-New Orleans. O FFER for sale to PrANTERS, PH'YS.CANS and Mer k chants, an extensive stock of Pure Medicines, Chemicals, Oils, <AND PATENT MEDICINES, of the past year's iniportation. Physicians and Plan ters will find in their establishment every article of Medicine; also every description of Instruments that they imay require. Merchants will find Fancy Soaps. Colognes, MIedi ciut Chest , and Patent Medicines at MANUFACTURERI' pr.ces and terms. Persons visiting the city will, on application, be fur 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 reasEalable as any house in the southern country, and their goods will be packed and marked so as to suit the requirements of planters. 1F- A constant supply of FRENCH BRANDIES and WINES for medicinal purposes always on hand. New Orlean, .January 25, 1854. y Drugs, Medicines & Chemicals. 'titE attentlon of planters and others is di rected to the large and carefully selected assortment of GENItnE MEDICINES 1 1id their preparations, constantly for sale at fair prices by DR. EDW. JENNER COXE, Druggist, Camp street, near Poydras, New Orleans. o Dr. Edw. Jenner Coxe's Preparations, Too long and favorably known to require more than their announcement. SOUTHERN COUGH SYRUPS, For coughs and other affections of the lungu. EXTRACT OF COPAIVA, SARSAPARILLA & CUBEBS, U\ ith full directions, which, if duly followed, the result will be all that is required. BLACKBERRY AND DEWBERRY CORDIALS, lFor Dysentery and Diarhcea. THE CHOLERA REMEDY, Consisting of a syrup and pills, with full directions for the differtnt stages of this disease. POWDER AND OINTMENT, For the relief aid care of Iiemorrho.ids, or Piles. TONIC AGUE SYRUP AND PILLS, Very rarely ham this cumibinatiln bsen known to fail, even in the rno=t severe and stiubborn cases. COXE'S HIVE SYRUP. In that sudden and dangerous disease, rroup,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 formis. By Particular atention 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., near Poydras, N. Orleans. SOUTHERN MANUFACTORY OF Saddles, Bridles, Harness, &c. On Texas street, Shreveport-opposite the Nelson House. TDIE subscriber, having estab S lihed himself in the above busi , ness, is now prepared to manu facture every thing in his line at the shortest notice and of the very best material,the workman ship unequelled by any in the he.&'stg south. Gin Band Leather al ways on hand and bands made to.order. Every thing in his line sold as low or lower thou any eastern slop-work brought to this market. Call and see for yourselves. jy6-1y H. A. ZOLL. o DRESS GOODS. .E would call the especial attention of the LADIEs to our stock of Dress Goods. It is very large and of the latest and most elegant styles, consisting of'every vaiety of Gigghams, Muslin de Lanes, Cashmeres, Merinoes, Satisa, Silks, etc. We have silks at from $12 to $75 W pattern. n30 TRABUE & .KLINE. Boo~ks Lest. 1 ENT's Commentaries; 2d, 3d and 4th Annual Repoents; Bullard and Curry's Digest; Code ot Practice; and two volumes Blackstone-(Trabue or Walker's name on back.) Any one having these books in their possession will please deliver them to R T. Buckner, esq., or myself. jan25-tf WM. C. TRABUE. PLOUGHS. Boston, ;os. 14 and 31; scythes and t crades, ready f.xed; road scrapers, mS QPRSEE & r)QUGLAM5Z Advertising for a Wife. Mr. Edward Singleton was one day seated in his room, deeply ruminating upon the unfortu nate position of bachelors in general, when a step was heard ascending the stairs, and a mo ment after some one rapped loudly at the door. "Come in." The door flew open, and a young man hastily entered. "Good morning, Ned," he cried, throwing himself into a chair, "I stopped in to inqure if you have received a card of invitation to old Mowbray's party this evening." "I have." "And of course you will attend." "No!" "What!" exclaimed the young man in sur prise, "Ned Singleton, the gayest of the gay, refuse to attend the most brilliant party of the season. Impossible-Ned, you are joking. "I am not." ,"But what are your motives for denying yourself this pleasure?" ' "To be frank to you, Harry, I've had quite enough of parties for the present. What I want is a wife." His friend gave vent to a hearty laugh, and then said: "The very reason why you should go to night. I dare be sworn that among the brilliant throng of youth and beauty that will be present you can readily find one lovely being to whose care you would be willing to entrust your heart." "True enough, but whether that particular one could be induced to deliver hers in return over to the custody of Ned Singleton, is to me a matter of extreme doubt." "But you could at least make the trial, and if a refusal be the result no harm will be done." ."But it would be extremely disagreeable. Add if you will promise not to reveal it, I will entrust you with a secret." "I will swear it, if necessary." "Then I have to inform you tha.t within the the last two months, I have 'proposed' and been refused by three different ladies." 0 "Indeed!" exclaimed Harry, laughing in spite of himself, "amd what reasons did they assign for refusing your offer?" "More than I can enumerate, but the princi ple was my want of a fortune, and from that, undoubtedly, springs al the rest." o 'Tihen you are dretermined on staying away from the party to-night?" said Harry, rising to depart. "Most resolutely." "And are serious in wishing to obtain a wife?" "I was never more serious." "And have come to no definite conclusion as to how you will proceed?" "Precisely so." o "Then," replied his friend, "I would advise you to advertise for one," and with a merry laugh he left the room. "And why not?" said Singleton mentally,as the sound of his friend's footsteps died away. "Why not, indeed? It would be an excellent cplan, by Jove I will!" and straightway seating himself at his little table, he succeeded in a short time, in producing the following: "Matrimonial.-The advertiser,a young man of good moral character and fine attainments,is desirous of forming a matrimonial alliance vith a lady between nineteen and twenty-four years' of agre. She must be beautiful and accom plished, and possess an amiable disposition. Address, E. S., No.-, Crescent place, Bos to^." "There," soliloquised Ned, as he finished, "I think that will do, and sincerely do I hope it will be the meas of procuring me a charming partner for life. For two years have I been en deavoring to obtain a wife, but the lack of a fortune has been the main obstacle which has I prevented the rtoealization of my wishes? oTrue I have gained access into the very best society, and rendered myself agreeableoto ladies of wealth and fashion, but to this extent only have I proceeded. They know I am not the inheri tor of riches-thatoa petty custom house office is all that I l save to rely upon. I believe them all heartless. I have hunted for wealth quite long enough, I will now try to win a heart." And so he added to his aorvertisement the fol lowing posteript: "Money of no consequence." Our hero immediately sent a copy to all the evening papers, with directions to have it inser ted that day. About two o'clock the following day, the postman brought nearly a dozen notes dir;cted to "Mr. E. S." Ned,who had been°waiting with a sort of feverish impatience, hastened at once to his room,0and with a fluttering heart was in the act of breaking the first seal, wdlen a ser vant informed him that a lady was below who requested an interview with him. This was most annoying at such a moment, and he at firsthar bored serious intentions of turning her°off with out an audience, but his gallantry came to his aid before he had given the order, and he ac cordingly told the servant tooshow her up. With a sigh he sank into a seat, and laid the unopened letters upon the table. In a short time the ser vant returned, ushering oin a lady who was closely veiled. Singleton offered her a seat, and politely inquired the object of her visit. "I believe," she said in a tone of singular sweetness, "that you are the gentleman who, yesterday advertised foroa wife." o "I am," he replied." "May I inquire if you have yet selected one." o "I have not, but I have just received a num ber of communications in reply to thle adver tisement," and he pointed towards the pile of letters before him. "Then I have arrived in time. I come to offer you myself." Edward Singleton trembled violently at the announcement. He had not anticipated such a summary mode of operation,and consequent ly he became exceedingly embarrassed. The form of his fair visitor struck him as graceful and faultess, and when, in a moment after,she raised her veil, he was literally struck duimb by her exceeding beauty. A pair of the bright est azure eyes beamed upon him from beneath their long delicate lashes, a few stray curls of silken hair, falling upon either cheek as she leaned slightly forward, gave amostbewitching appearance to her countenance, while the per fect beauty of her face, upon which he gazed with a look of open admiration sent a thrill of pleasure to his heart that he had never before experienced. For a moment he seemed as if entranced, but the truth gradually broke upon him-he was in love! "And have you really come to offer your self," he exclaimed, "are you in earnest?" "Why should you doubt it?" she asked in re ply, with a captivating smile. "I know not--but indeed,I had not ex'pected half so lovely--" "Stop, stop,-no flattery if you please." "But I do notflatter-I speak the truth when I say that you are the most beautiful of your sex." "Enough," she said, with another smile, which transplanted Ned to the seventh heaven, "do I suit you?" "Perfectly! And you will not hesitate to marry me?". "Not for a moment, otherwise I should not have come here." "Ned tingleton sprang from bi seat, took the pile of unopened.lette , asd cat4thi njute the flames. Then he caught the lady in his arms and gave her a hearty kiss, as she seemed inclined to favor the proceedings he repeated it several times, till finally, out of breath, he re sumed his seat. "I presume you have a desire to learn my name," she remarked, as she handed, him a card. The idea had not entered my mind, owing to matters of greater importance," replied 0.ed, laughing. He took the card and read-"Mrs. Grace Elwood." He turned pale, and glanced from the card to the lady. "What is the matter-are you ill?" she asked half rising. "No--not ill," he uttered, "but what means this?" and he pointed to the word "Mrs." "PIrdkn me for not explaining before," she hastily said, "I had quite forgotten to inform you that I am a widow." "Is that all?" cried Ned, immensely relieved "then all is right-I absolutely adore widows! And now, perhaps, you would also like to ac quaint yourself with my name in full. o It is- "Indeed!" he exclaimed, in surprise. "And yet I am not aware that we ever met before." "Still you are not entirely unknown to me. I first saw you about a month ago, while in company with a friend at the opera, and being very favorably impressed by your appearance, to say the least, I made inquiries respecting you,°and determined, if possible, to make your acquaintance. This I failed to accomplish,and happening to notice an advertisement in one of yssterday's papers signed "E. S. Crescent place," I was convinced that the advertisement could be no other than yourself. I at once de termined to make a bold attempt to secure' you, and am happy to find my effort crowned with complete success." Ned saluted the charming widow with re newed fervor. "The only thing that now re mains," he remarked, "is tb name the day chat shall see us united." "That I will leave for you to decide upon," she said, while a blush overspread her fair fea tures. "No, indeed, that shall be your duty." "But 1 insist-" "1 "And so do I. Choose the time, and I prom ise to abide by your decision-provided you name no very distant day." o "Then be it so," she replied. "Considering therefore, that we have already been acquain ted more than half an hour, and that you wish the union to be consumated as soon as possible, I propose Shat we be married to-day! My car riage is now waiting at the door." o Ned Singleton said not a word, though he was slightly startled, in fifteen minutes he was ready. They stepped into the carriage, and woere soon whirling rapidly along Tremont street toward the residence of the rev. Mr. P.- Luckily they found him at home, and without loss of time he joined them for life. As he left the place, Ned felt like a new man, his happi ness was complete. They re-entered the car riage, the driver took his seat, and they were again rattling over the pavement. "Where are we going?" exclaimed Ned, suddenly perceiving that they were being driven in an opposite direction from the one they had "We are going home," was the reply. "But this is not the way." "Then you are at fault. And now that I think oOf it, there is one particlar subject iLpon which we have not spoken, perhaps we have been too precipitate in I arrying before an explanation had taken place. I have reference to my pecu niary position." "I married for love, and notofor money," exclaimed Singleton, 'oand knowing they :ould not be found in unity, I added that postcript to my notice, 'money of no consequence." "But in uttering such a sentinent you wrong me." "Wrong you! In what manner?" o "In asserting that every lady of wealth is heartless." "You certainly do not mean to say that you-" "I mean to say that, since wealth is an ob stacle to your happiness, I am the unlucky possessor of eighty thousand dollars!" Ned was thunderstruck! For a longtime had he been endeavoring to obtain a competence by marriage, but the effort proving fruitless, he had resigned all hopes of bettering his condi dion in that manner, and now, when his only ambition was to obtain an affectionate wife, one with heart and wealth had dropped unexpected ly into his possession. Suffice it to say,he never regretted his hasty wedding. o "'WHAT HAS THE PIERCE ADMINISTRATION DONE FOR THE COUNTRY?"-The St. Louis De mocrat, of the 22d, has a long leader under the above caption, in which the course of the administration is exposed in an able and mas terlyomanner. The following portion of the article from the Democrat we commend to our democratic friends: President Pierce, upon his accession to pow er, found the appropriations provided by the precedingcongress for the improvement of the western rivers and harbors, expended in pro viding snag boats for the purpose of removing the obstructions to the navigation of western rivers. The present congress passed an ap propriation sufficient to°have enabled the snag boats already provided to free our rivers from all the more dangerous obstructions, and kept them employed until congress should vote ad ditional appropriations. What has the presi dent done? Vetoed the ap,'ropriation bill and sold the snag boats which cost the government $80,000 for $8,000. The apologists for this act of hostility to the west and its interests, say that the president vetoed the appropriation bill because of the itemsof a local nature which it contained, and no on account of the appropri ations for our great rivers. Why then did he cause the snag boats to be sold? Why not re tain them till congress should again meet, and disembarrass the bill of its local items? The veto, accompanied by the order for the sale of the snag boats, evinces a settled hostility to the interests of the west, whilst the approval by the president of the bill passed by congress for the improvement of the Cape Fearin North Carolina, (a small stream of not even local im portance, and which would not rise to the dig nity ofoa creek in the west) is proof positive of his determination to discriminate against the west, and in favor of seaboard interests. Another proof of this hostility was the negotia tion of the Gasden treaty by which $10,000,000 of the people's money was appropriated to pur chase a right of way for the proposed Pacific railroad outside of the Union; whilst not one dollar is to be got from the treasury to build a railroad to the Pacific upon ourown territory. In our last we mentioned the loss of the fine steamer Malta, by running against a snag in the Ohio river, by which disaster over fifty persons were drowned and $250,000 worth of progerty lost. If the snagboats named above had been at work, instead of being sold by the president, this fatal ealamity would not have occurred; but it appears that the president be lieves the people of the Mississippi valley have no rights, and that it is unconstitutional to de vote a dollar in improving our great rivers, while millions are squandered on the eastern seaports. Is this demecracy? If so, we want noting more todowith it. It may ait oflice. holders, but will not do for f teme3. Angling for a Husband. Mme D- , who resided at Chaton, was a lady of the strictest character and of a heart proof against all allurement. She prided her self upon her, great insensibility, and her pro found indifference had repulsed all those gal lants who had ventured to offer their addresses. The country was for her a veritable retreat,she shunned reunions, and was only happy in soli tude. The charms of a pleasant circle, the pleasures of the world had for her no attrac tion, and her favorite recreation was angling an amusement worthy of an unfeeling woman. She was accustomed every pleasant day to station herself at the extremity of the lonely island of Chaton, and there with a book in one hand and her line in the other, her time was passed in fishing, reading or dreaming. A lover who had always been intimidated by her coldness, and who had never ventured on a spoken or written declaration, surprised her at her favorite pursuit, one day, when he had come to the islandofor the purpose of enjoying a swimming bath. He observed her for along time without discovery, and busied himself with thinking how he might turn to ohis advantage this lonely amusement of angling. His reve ries were so deep and so fortunate, that he at last hit upos the desired plan, a rovel expoedi ent indeed-yet they are alway's most success ful with such women as pretend to be invulne rable.0 The next day our amorous hero returned to the island, studied the groundo, made his ar rangements, and when Mme. D- had re sumed her accustomed place, he slipped away to a remote and retired shelter,and after having divested himself of his clothing lie entered the stteam. An excellent swimmer and skillful diver, he trusted to his aquatic talents foithe success of his experiment. He swam to the end of the island with the greatefst pr9caution, favoped by the chances of the bank and the bushes which hung their dense foliage above the waters. In his lips was a note folded and sealed, and on arriving near the spot where MmaW. D-- was sitting he made a dive, and lightly seizigg the hook he attached to his letter. Mine. D.--, perceiving the movement of her line, supposed that a fish was biting. The young man had returned as he came.he had doubled the cape which, extending out into the water, separated them from each other,pnd had regained his post without the least noise in his passage under the willows. The deed was done. Mine. D- , pulled in her line, and what was her surprise to observe dangling upon the barb of her hook, not the e tpected shiner, butt an unexpected letter! This was, however, trifling, and her surprise became stupefaction, when on detaching the transfixed billet, she read upon the envelop her name! 0 So then, this letter which she had fished up, was addressed to her! This was somewhat miraculous. She was afraid. Her troubled glance scrutinized the surrounding space, but there was nothing to be seen or heard, all was still both on land and i water. She quitted her seat but took away her letter. As soon as she was alone, aind closeted wit? herself, and as soon as the paper was dry-a paper l rfectly waterproof, and written upon with indelible ink-she unsealed the letter and commenced its perusal. "A declaration of love!" cried she,at the first words. "What insolence!" , Still, the insolence had come to her in such an extraordiany manner that her curiosity would not suffer her to treat this letter, as she had so many others-pitilessly burn it without a reading. No, she read it quite thPough. The lover who dated his note from the bottom of the river had skillfully adopted the allegory, and intro duced himseltoas a grotesque inhabitant of the waters. The fable was gracefully managed,and with the jesting tone which he had adopted was mingled a true, serious, ardent sentiment, ex pressed with beauty and eloquence. o The next day Minme. D--returned to the island, not without emotion and some trace of fear. She threw her line with a trembling hand and shuddered as, a moment after,she perceived the movement of the hook. oo t"Is it a fish? Is it a letter?" It was a letter. Mme. D- was no belie'ver in magic still there was something stange and. uhnaturd'l in all this. She had an idea of throwing back the letter into the stream, but relinquished it. The most stuiborn and haughty woman is always dis, armed in face of that strange mystery which captivates her imagination. The second letter was more tender, more passionate,more charming than the first. Mme. D-- reread it several times, and could not help thinking about the delightful merman who wrote such bewitching letters. On the subsequent day she attached herline to the bank, and left it swimming in the stream while she withdrew to a hiding place upon the extremity of the island. She watched for a long time, but saw nothing. She returned to the place, withdrew the line-and there was the letter! This time an answer was requested. It was perhaps, premature yet the audacious request obtained a full success. The reply was written after some hesitation, and the hook dropped into the stream charged with aletser which was intended to say nothing, and affected a sort of! badinage, which was nevertheless a bulletin of a victory gained over the harsh severity of a woman until then inapproachable. Mine. D-had too much shrewdness not to guess that her mysterious correspondent,em ployed instead of magic, the art of a skillful diver. Scruples easily under stood restrained her from that portion of the bank where she was sure the diver would emerge from the water. But this game of letters pleased her. First, it pleased her intellect, and then her heart was interested, finally her feelings, and her curiosity became so lively that she wrote: "Let us give up this jesting, which has pleased me for a moment, but which should continue no longer, and come with your apolo gies to Chaton." The lover answered: "Yes, if you will add, hope." The inexorable lady replied: "If only a word is necessary to decideo you, be it so!" And the word was written. The young magl appeared, and was not a loser. The giftof pleasing belonged to hisper son as much as to his style, and had made such rapid progress under water that it was easy to complete his conquest on land. Thus Mme. D- caught a husband with out wishing it, and in spite of the vow which she had taken never to re-marry. Holding the line she had been, caught by the fish, The French government has granted a pat ent for making sugar from pumpkips. They are said to be equal to beets for that purpose. It has been found out, in the meantime, that beets can be converted into brandy. The fellow who tried to get up a concert with the band of a hat, is the same genius who a few weekssince played upon the affections of a up-towja lady. CONVERSE & Co.--This old firm presents a remarkable example of enterprise and energy. On the 5th August, their extensive establish ment was burnt in the great fire on Tchoupi toulas street, including all their large stock of groceries, enough to supply a considerable town with every description of goods in their line. On the next day having saved most of their books, the firm was again established, not losing a single day, in their extensive buildings at the corner of Fult~n and Canal streets. These buildings occupy an irregular square of four sides, fronting respectively Fulton, on the river side, Common on the right, Canal on the left, arid New Levee in the rear. They were inten ded for three stores, but Converse & Co., have made them into one tenement, which is one of the most extensive in the United States. Indeed, with their judicious and admirable arrange ments, these buildings now present the appear. ance of one edifice, entirely fire-proof, four sto ries high, surrounded on all sides by a very wide veranda, with a banquette of heavy flag stones of the width of some of our streets. The streets which surround the buildings are all paved with heavy granite blocks. We have never seen a more complete and admirably ar ranged establishment. The locality is a very conspicuous and ndtable one. It is just at the extreme southern corner of the present first district, the old second municipality, fronting the neutral ground, which long separated the old square of the city from the faubourgs. From the spacious balconies, adapted to hold in dry weather a great quantity of goods,the eye. can sweep the whole range of our crescent port, and observe with distinctness every arrival and departure. The arrangements of this store are exceed ingly convenient and tasteful. On the ground floor, on New Levee street, is the general sales and receiving room,on Canal is the sugar ware house, on Fulton, the flour, and coffee,aiud rice stores. Up stairs, at the corner of Canal and New Levee, is the counting room, in front of which is the only stair-case to the second floor, so as to bring all the operations of the estab l'ghment under the eye of the proprietors. Then there is the sample room, with specimens, pre pared in a neat and convenient form, of all the articles for sale. It would be dilfficult to plan buildings better adapted to the business con ducted by this firm, which includes every branch of grocery trade. Though their wholec stock was destroyed but a few weeks ago, they have already made an extensive beginning in filling up their immense store-rooms with every imaginable article in the grocery line, but their stock now is not a tithe of what it will be in a few days, when their late purchases have ar rived. Every citizen of New Orleans ought to take a pride in the establishment of houses like tih-t of Converse & Co. It is by such enter prise that we shall be enabled to draw to our city the trade of the whole south and west,and the experience of this house is proving that there are many new resources and regions that may be opened to our commerce by adopting the liberal scale on which business is done else where, and by our houses keeping constantly on hand large stocks of every description of goods in their line which may be needed. [Delta. IMPORTATION OF PAUPERS AND CONVICTS. The commissioners of emigration at N. York, it is stated, are directing their attention to the increasing emigration caused by the sending of inmates of European prisons and poor-houses to this country. The Journal of Commerce says: Within three months not far from fifty per sons, embracing several families, have arrived here, mostly from Baden, in Germany, and in timations have been received that some of the German governments propose adopting a more extended system of transportation. The pre sent method adopted in Europe is to grant par dons to convicts, on condition that they shall emigrate to the United States, and, as theyex perience little difficulty in obtaining passports in Germany from the American consuls, they easily eludoe detection on their arrival here. Capt. Crabtree, vice president of the board of commissioners, has addressed the depart ment cr~ state respecting the matter, requesting that United States consuls on the European continent, especially in Germany, should boe instructed to advise the New York commis sioners of emigration of the intended embark ation of persons of the class alluded to, giv ing names, description of the vessels, date of sailing, &c. Secretary Marcey replies, by say ing that the department will cheerfully coup erate with the authorities in New York, by giv iag such instructions as will facilitate them in the enforcement of the police regulations of this city in respect to this class of emigrants. Our New York correspondent relates an in c'dent-which we doubt not is a very common one-of a woman, whose husband does a large businessin this city, declaring her purpose to further the cause of abolition, during her win ter sojourn here, by helping a few negroes to escape. Our correspondent has laid bare the source of the heavy losses which are usually sustained in this city by the escape of slaves. Some of the northern brethren and sisters think it very cute to come here in the winter, drive a prosperous trade, and when summer approaches, lend their names and countenance to some negro, to enable him to obtain passage on some fine ship or steamboat. Any other people would blush at such acts and designs; l nt the abolitionist does not possess the facul ty of blushing. Gratitude and honesty have no place in the catalogue of his virtues. A busy disposition to interfere with the affairs of other people, to concern himself with other people's motes, without regarding the beam in his own eye, is the characteristic of the race. We think it about time that the authorities and citizens of New Orleans were taking meas ures to provide against the intrigues and inter ferences of these ingrates, who come to our city merely to make money, and when they have succeeded, set to work to violate our laws, rob our citizens, and diffuse discontent among our servile population. We wish they were all firank and unguarded as the person referred to by our correspondent, as the infor mation would be thus supplied to our authori ties by which the offenders may be detected and held to answer to our laws. [Delta. THE HooGA CoTTON--The Hayneville (Ala.) Watchman says, we saw a very few days since two limbs of this species of cotton, which sur passed any thing ever before witnessed. One of the limbs contained sixteen open bolls, full grown, and all comprised within the distance of eight inches; the other limb having nineteen bolls on it, and comprised within the distance of fifteen inches. This wonderful production was from the plantation of Mr. Randal Cheek. at the mouth of Honey creek, about five miles southwest of Hayneville, in what is called the Promised land. Mr. C. informed us, that he planted last year six bushels of the seed on eighteen acres of land, and made twenty-two bales, weighing over b00 lbs. each. HAVANA SUGAR.-A Havana correspondent of the Savannah Republican says, the prospects for the sugar crop are very unpromising. It is stated that the enormous sum of nearly thirteen millions of dollars is invested in hotel property in the city of New York. This sum inelqdes thb cost of furaniture tind real estate.