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V L IA W E NESDAY , N9 1854. N
Tan Socra-WsTasT x is published weekly at Tnali
DOLLARS per annum, payable in advance-four dollhrr
if not paid at the time of subscribing. Persons wigs
ing to diacontinee must give two weeks' notice. IIt
paper stopped, except at the option of the publishets
until all arrearages are paid.
ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of ON. DoL
LAt rER SQUARE for the first insertion, and FrIFg
CsNTs for each subsequent one. TEN LINES, or less
constitute a square. Liberal deductions made to thiss
who advertise by the year.
A TTORNEY AT LAW, No. 30 St. Charles street
New Orleans. Practices in the Supreme Cooln
,of Louisiana, and the United States Circuit and Dis.
trict Courts.
W. C. is Commissioner for various States, and wiUl
take depositions, etc.
b ECOND Justice of the Peace for the Parish of
Orleans, commissioner to take testimony, and
commissioner for the States of Mississippi and Arkan.
ass, No. 65 Common street, (opposite the City Hotel,)
New Orleans. d29-ly.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, No. 49 Canal street,
New Orleans. Will also practice in the Supreme
Court of the United States, Washington.
Custom-house street, New Orleans. 013
ATTORNEY AT LAW, corner of Camp and Gra
vier streets, New Orleans. o27
New Orleans.
References at Shreveport:
John P. Hailey.
Robt. G. Harper.
W. P. Winans.
Judre Sp l,ford. nov 9-ly*
A. J. WRIGHT & Co.,
CO TTON FACTORS, Commission and For
warding Merchants, No. 35 Carondelet street,
New Orleans. nov 2
chants, 23 Carondelet street, New Orleans.
[Successors to Purvis, Wood & Co.,]
COTTON FACTORS and Commission Merchants,
99 Gr.svier street, corner of St. Charles street, N.
Orleans. s7-iy
.. i P:,:T"' "a. ARINOLID HARRIS. N. ABI{A.iS
-:t , Mail Line of steamships from
:Novw O, !cans to San Francisco, California,
and Oregon,
vf Aspinwall, Navy Bay, and Panama.
Io .:rt. l~cnraving New Orleans on the 7th and 22d
of coh .n ,,ntth, at 8 o'clock, A.M. Office, 43 Natchez
. NEw ORLEANS. dec. 1
GEO. W. SHAW & Co.
(14 ,I.li;-SION MERCHANTS, No. 24 Poydras
str,.:. New Orleans.
i/ I W 11SSION MERCHANTS, Commercial Place
i,/ i.t ,an Camp and St. Charles sts.) New Orleans.
. r l. Old I ,evec and Bienville streets, N.Orhlans.
N I (3a CANAL STREET, (second door below the
, .ics' and Traders' Bank,) New Orleans,
IBookseller & Stationer,
KA W, V Medical, Miscellaneous and School Books.
i1 '.'acng Paper, viz: cap, letter and note. Wrap
s,,f r .f various qualities; quills, steel petns.nk,
' enral assortment of BLANK BooKs. Coultry
:: and teachers are requested to call and ex
: .Mock. j26i-ly
oots, shoes and Hats,
n:,:· ...:iy receiving from their own manufactory a
:resh and very extensive supply of
which they offer on as liberal terms as any other hease.
Negro Brogans in great variety always on hand.
Planters and country merchants will find it to rheir
advantage to give its a call.
The highest price paid for hides. dec8
House Furnishing Store,
No. 17 CAMP STREET, New Orleans.
(Established 1832.)
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 hluse
(except cabinet ware and dry goods.)
ALso-The celebrated Republic Cooking Stoves.
nov 2. 1853
116 ......... Canal street, New Orleans........... 116
1 .S now on hand a fine selection of
Fancy & Family Dry Good4.
With a supply of
Which enable him to fill a COUNTRY D.LT, throughly, hd"s
obviating the necessity of a customer resorting to cv
•eral houses to make his purchases.
Terms cash, or city acceptance.
116 Canal street, Touro's Ro',
nov 2, 185:1 New Orleans.
H 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, t8.3.
Wholesale and retail dealers in
fashionable cabinet
Chairs, feathers, moss and hair mattresses, curled Nair,
hait cloth, varnish, etc., Nos. 46 and.48 Royal street,I
"7ew Orleans. nov 9, 185Y A
J. H. WARNER & Co.,
J. C. SILVY, Agentt
Dealers in
Watches and Jewelry,
And manufacturers of superior Gold.Pens, etc., e4t.,
Watches carefully repaired.ct 4
No. 49 Camp street, New Orleans.
.I Importers of
Crockery, China and
GLASSWARE, Plated, Britannin, Ja
pan and Tinware. Their stock ofCrcck
ery and Glassware is at all times veryl
extensive, their terms liberal, and pdck
ing guarantied in the safest manner.
Country mechants are invited to x- F
amine their stock. nov 2. 1853
Newark Saddlery Warehowse.
No. 71 CANAL STREET, (between Camp and Maga no
streets) Naw OaesrAbs.
SANUFACTURERS and Importers of Saddc ry
V and Saddleware, have corntantly on hand a 14-ge
and complete assortment of Saddles, Martinga.es, i
Trunks, Whips, Skirting, Harnes and Brdle Leat er, d
Iogaskins. Saddlers' Tools and Tl'rimmings of etrv
description dec 21,185SI I
E. M. RU'SH.A , f
WeFarORTEa or
Nos. 54 jwe 66 BBeooa sxassr, (lateeGirEd atre t,) O
Naw Otssiss.
K EEFPS constantly on hand a gener. asortent
- of eeaPblBrandies, Winers,F iitai Liquorg as
sorted eotrlis, bieter.s, ema ce pepptster Carsoa c
New Orleans & Texas U. 8. Mail Line.
s ery Sunday and Thursday.
LOUISIANA. Captain W. H. Talbot.
MEXICO, " John Lawless.
I PERSEVERANCE, Capt. Henry Place.
CHARLES MORGAN, Capt. J. Y. Lawless.
a One of the above new and magnificentsteamships will
leave for Galveston, Indianola and Matagorda Bay
every Sanday and Thursday, at 8 o'clock, A. M., punc
For freight or passage, (having elegant accommo
dations,) apply to HARRIS & MORGAN,
Foot of Juliasitreet, opposite steamship landing.
nov 15, 1854.
(Late Young & Co.,)
8 Camp street, New Orleans,
Watchmaker, Jeweller & Silversmith,
Importer of fine Watches for la
dies and gentlemen, of the most
celebrated makers of England and Switzerland,'made
to his own order expressly in heavy cases (gold and
silver,) and warranted standard fineness.
Ladies' chatelaines and neck chains;
Gent's guard, fob and vest chains, seals, keys, etc.
Finger rings, ear-rings, breast-pins, cuff-pins, etc.
Diamond pins and rings,
Spectacles for every age, in gold, silver, steel and
tortoise shell frames;
Silverware, warranted pure as coin, consisting of ta
ble, tea and dessert spoons;
Silver table and dessert forks, ladles, butter knives,
mustard and salt spoons, sugar tongs, etc.
Plated ware, consisting of castors, candlesticks,
waiters, etc.
Hlaving been always engaged in the mechanical part
of the business, all watches sent for rep'frs will have
the strictest persoual attention; and having every facil
ity for making any portion of a watch, he will bemna
bled to work on very reasonable terms.
IEP Jewelry made to order and repaired. Diamonds
reset in the latest style. Canes mounted in gold and
silver. nov 15, 1854
House Furnishing Goods,
Wholesale and Retail
DETERMI5atED to reduce our stock of Goods,
we will hereafter sell at Lower Prices
than has ever before been offered in this
city. Those in want of the following articles will do
well to call:
Queensware, Glass and China Ware;
Bohemian Ware;
Birmingham Ware;
Rich China Vases and
Fine Silver-Plated Ware.
Parlor and Hall Lamps and Girondoles; .
Rich Tea Trays and Waiters, in sets or single;
Fine Table Cutlery, and
Housekeeping Hardware;
Enlameled and Hollow-Ware;
Britannia, Planished Tin and Japanned Ware;
Wooden and Willow Ware;
Feather Dusters, Brushes, of all kinds;
Paper Hangings and Borders;
Door Mats;
Window Cornishes, Cords and Tassels;
Curtain Bands and Curtain Pins, etc.
nov8, 1854-ly MILLER, HARRIS & WALDO.
J. West, Practical Dentist,
112 ST. CHARLES STREET, near the cor
ner 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 superiority of .1. W.'s Artificial Teeth above all
others, have been long well known and appreciated by
hundreds who are enjoying the benefits of them. Per
sons desirous of availing themselves of such, would do
well to call and examine hisspecimens. 4'
Dental depot for the sale of Teeth, Foil, Instruments,
etc. Office and residence 112 St. Charles street, near
the corner of Poydras. feb 1, 1854-1a
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 upon the Eye attended to. Such as
Cataract, Squinting, the insertion of Artificial Eyes,
etc., etc. jan 1. 1854
Corner of Canal and Claiborne streets, N. Orleans.
THIS Institution now under the direction
ij 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, I
all the attentions and comforts of a home.
Dr. WARREN STONE still continues his connexion
with the Institution. and patients will always have
his advice and attention as heretofore.
Visiting Physician and Surgeon, Dr. J. C. P. WED
Resident Physician and Surgeon, Dr. P. C. BOYER.
The termt of admission are from one to five dollars
per day. Patients depositing in advance for the time
they remain in the Institution. Capital Surgical Oper
ations charged for extra.
For further information, apply to the SISTER So
PERIOR OF THE INSTITUTION, or to the Resident Phy
sician. jan 25,1854
Newman's, Ackeman's,
Reeves & Son's, Osborne's.
JUST received a large stock of abovgoLors,in cakes
and in mahogany and rosewood boxes. with lock
and key. Also, Germiln Colors, in cakes and boxes, a
fine assortment.
Oil colors, in tnbs---English and American;
Canvases for Portraits in frames of 8x10to42x56
Canvas in rolls, from 36 to 66!nches wide;
Strechers for canvases, of all sizes;
400 doz fine sable and camel-hair pencils;
160 " paint and varnish brushes, all sizes;
80 packages gold and silver leaf;
100 bundles of duck metal---white and yellow;
Tin foil. in sheets and books;
Tinsel of all the usual colors.
Ili French and American PAPER HAseGISGs.
......WINDOW GLASS, &c......
5000 bxs American Window Glass, all sizes;
700 do English and French,from 8x10 to 33x65
300 lights fine Plate Glass;
120 bxs double thick American, from 8x10 to 20x30
1000 lights colored glass;
100 Glazier Diamonds;
500 bundle lazier tins;
10 tons WTfte Lead, in 25 to 700 tlb kegs;
5000 canisters and kegs colored paints, in J oz to
100 lb packages;
2500 lbs fine French Green, dry and ground in oil;
1000 bbls Whiting 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 fotund at
nov 2. 1853 46 Canal street, New Orleans
IS prepared to lurnish verticaland hor- v
izontal Steam Engines, Sugar Mills,#
Vacuum Pans, Sugar Kettles, Clarifi-1
i ers, Filters, steam and horse power
Geering, Iron Columns and Fronts for
buildings Furnace Mouths, Grate Bars,
tte, and all machinery required for the South.
They respectfully call the particular attention of the
antcers of Louisiana and the adjoining States to their
tyle of Steam Engines, Sugar Mills, Vaccuum Pans 1
tnd Draining W he e I s, which for strength, durabil
ty and convenience, have not been excelled.
New Orleans, February 8, 1854. Ily*
Phila. Saddlery Warehouse.
[Sign oa the Golden Horse HIead.] e
Ao. g 1 neage er aifs.taltreet, e
sw, o.RL.a.s. C
Dealers in Saddlery, Harness and t
Trunks, Leather Materials and Find- n
ngaforsaddlers, coach, trunk and shoetnakers. Sai
lery, Hardware, Whips, Tin Ware and Brushies.
We are agents for the sale of India Rubber Packing
or steam joints and boilers, belting for machinery and
ther articles. Peacock and Carey PLOUGHS, on
ommission. Regalias and Jewels for the Masonic,
.O.O.F. and S. of T. orders. Prices as low as any
uher house. dec .21,1853
A CCORDIN.G to ia tseein ed into previ
Sous to the deceasa' ljr.Mi. .uas"Wesmt, 'to
hange ofinterest or style will taikplace the of a
L J. WUIGUT k LSe. anad the bosinelts will be carrieh
S-ie e stiw .w a -tid
N. Ordtm Oct. 1S, 18%M-# & 1.RGHT. Is
'5 4~i
(Successors to John Hunt,)
Florida Yellow Pine Lumber Yard,
Corner of Cedar and Julia streets-New Basin,
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*
And dealers in Western Produce,
Comer of Fulton and Canal streets, and
corner of Common and New Levee streets,
[Opposite the Steamboat Landing,] NEw ORLEANS.
H AVE constantly for sale on the most accommo
dating terms, a large stock of TEAS, WtNEs and
GROCERIES generally; together with every description
of Western Produce. January 4, 1854-lyis
Corner of Common and Magazine streets, New Orleans.
HAVE on hand and are daily
receiving by foreign and
domestic arrivals, a gene
ral assortment of articles, comprising in part as follows:
Hardware, Cutlery, &c.
ron, Steel, Nails, Rope,
Axes, Chains, Scythes,
Carpenter's Tools, cjmplete,
Cooper's Toolsgo'Tnplete,
Anti!s, Vices, Bellows,
Stock and Dies, Screwplates,
Ploughs, Hay Cutters, Corn Shellers,
Agricultural Implements,
Cjl, Cross-cut and Pit Saws,
0, Ox Yokes, Bows, Singletrees,
Turning Lathes,
Platform Scales,
Corn Mills, Cob Crushers,
Hoes, Hames, Shovels and Spades,
Andirons, Fenders, Shovels and Tongs,
Copper and Iron Coal Hods,
Single and double barrel Guns,
Coffee Heclas, Chafing Dishes,
Chinese Gongs, Iron Bedsteads,
Britannia and Plated Ware,
Meat Cutters, Sausage Stuffers,
Stock Kettles, Portable Forges,
nov 15. 1854 Seines, Fishing Tackle, etc etc.
Forwarding Business.
THE undersigned has this day entered into the re
ceiving and forwarding business in New Orleans,
Having had six years experience as shipping clerk for
Wright, Williams & Co., he hopes to meribhe patron
age of the public. JNO. L. VIVEN.
Refer to: Wright, Davenport & Co., Converse & Co.
Peters, Millard & Co., New Orleans; 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, 185.4-aug2nly
Boots, Shoes and Hats.
No. 41 Magazine street, opposite the Arcade,
DAVID TAYLOR & Co., informt. their
friends, country merchants, and other
customers, that they are now occupying
their new and spacious store, No. 41 Magazine street,
opposite Banks' Arcade, and have on hand a large and
well selected stock of Boots, Shoes, Brogans and Hats,
of every description, to which they are constantly
receiving additions, by the latest arrivals, from the
eastern cities. We offer to buyers advantages over
the eastern markets, taking into consideration the
time consumed in shipments, with the extra expenses
attendant upon such purchases. Purchasers are in
vited to call and examine the large stock,* the above
named goods, which will be sold on the most liberal
terms. N. Orleans, Feb. t, 185 L-ly
Drugs, Medicines, &c.
iTHE subscriber has npw a complete assortment of
1 fresh Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Prepara ns,
Paints, Oils, Glassware, Perfumery, etc., and would
respectfully cill the attention of country merchants,
druggists, phy-iecians and planters to the same-which
will be sold on the most reasonable terms-among
shid are the following articles:
1000 ozs sulph: quinine, 200 lbs pow'd rhubarb,
100 '" sulph: morphine, 100 lbs ipecac,
100) " strychnine, 500 lbs senna,
200 " nitrate silver, 9 1500 tlb gut arabic,
10 bhls refi'd camphor, i on100 lbs tartaric acid,
100 kegs sup: curb: soda, 200 lbs blue mass,
25 bbis epsom salts, 200 lbs calomel, E aX.,
20 easks sal soda, 00 tbs indigo,
25 bhils copperas, 50 lbs chloroform,
II0 ['Is imadder, 20 gross seid'z powders,
25 bhis castor oil, 2i 5 " yeast '
o0 bihls linseed oil, I5 " soda "
40 bbls alcohol, 30(1 bottles aq: ammonia,
1000 bxs window glass, 200 # sp: nitre,
1500 bxs ass'd glassware; 20(1 " sulph: ether,
10 bbls putty, i 40 gross sugar lemons.
A-full assortment of Patent Medicines, Paints of all
kinds, Surgical Instruments of every description, P'er
futnmery, etc., etc. G. N. MORISON,
Wholesale Druggist, 12 Magazine st.,
dec 14, 1853 New Orleans.
Wholesale and Retail Druggist.
No. 61 Sr. CHAArLES STEEET--(Corner abou t the St.
Charles Hotel)-New Orleans.
O- FFER for sale to PLANTERS, PnHYSICIAx and Mer
chants, an extensive stock of
Pure Ielediciniaa, Chemicals, Oils,
of the past year's importation. Physicians and Plan
ters will find in their establishment every article of
LMedieine; also every description of Instruments that
they may require.
Merchants will find Fancy Soaps, Colognes, Medi
cine Chests, and Patent Medicines at MANUFACTURER'S i
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 ne vspaper publication.
Their telos and prices will be as reasonable as any
house in the southern country, and their goods will be
pgked and marked so as to suit the requirements of
11' A constant supply of FRENCII BRANDIES and
WINES for medicinal purposes always on hand.
New Orleans, .lJanuary 25, 1854. ly
Drugs, Medicines & Chemicals.
'Tu? attention of planters and others is di
rected to the large and carefully selected
assortment of GENUIxE MEDICINES and their
preparations, constantly for sale at fair
- prices y
Dc. EDW. JENNER COXE, Druggist,
Camp street, near Poydras, New Orleans.
Dr. Edw. Jenner Coxe's Preparations,
Too long and favorably known to require more than
their announcement.
For coughs anrother affections of the lungs.
With full directions, which, if duly followed, the result
vill be all that is required.
For'Dysentery and Diarhbea.
Consisting of a syrup and pills, with full directions for
the different stages of this disease.
For the relief and cure of Hemorrhoids, or Piles.
Very rarely has this combination been known to fail,
even in the most severe and stubborn caseso
[n that sudden and dangerous disease, Croup,or Hives,
this remedy, prepared as it should be, willscarcely ev
tr fail to arrest the progress of that disease, or cure
.ven the worst forms.
ý? Particular attention devoted to the treatment of
Consumption and Bronchitis, and plan of proceeding
o waf them off, when, from hereditary or acquired
aredisposition, these generally incurable diseases may
manifest the first symptoms. DR. E. J. CQXE,
dec 14,1853 Camp st., near Poydras, N. Orleans.
Saddles, Bridles, Harness, &c.
On Texas street, Shreveport--opposite the Nelson
TaH subscriber, having estab
lished himself in the above busi
ness, is now prepared to manu
facture every thingin his linear
the shortest notice and of the
-- g verybest material,the workman
ship nnequelled by any in the
south. Gin Band Leather al
myss hand pd biands made to order. Every thing in
i aine eol.as low ow orlwet than any eastern slop-work
toagr tIfi mia$et. Call andsee for younrelve~i.
., A. *OLL.
My Duel witi Capt Elliott.
"My duel with capt. Elliott," said the doctor,
lighting a fresh cigar,,"took place during the
war with Mexico. But, before I proceed, I
must give you a short account of my previous
"Elliott and I had'been rivals and enemies
from our boyhood. We were educated at the
same public school. Before I arrived, he was
the pet, the hero, the ;Japoleon, so to speak, of
the school, the leader alike in study, in sport,
and in mischief. He was a proud, imperious,
overbearing boy, though with many endearing
qualities, and, out of school, his will was law
to the boys, as much as:that of the teacher in
"When I arrived, however, being about his
own age, and a lad of considerable spirit, I re
fused to submit to-his authority,and, there being
many malcontents in the school, who secretly
disliked him, they one by one enrolled them
selves under my standard, and we were thus
divided into separate factions. Nuinberless
were the pitched battles which we had, as well
as the personal conflicts for supremacy, num
berless the 'bloody noses' and cracked crowns,
numberless the reprimands and even more tan
gible inflictions of the teachers. Elliott and I
were, in fact, always at variance, always cross
ing each other, and agreeing in nothirg except
in hating each othereordially.
"When we left school he went to West Point,
and I to the medical college, and we lost sight
of each other for some years. In due course
of time. I commenced practicing as a physician,
but, finding it did not pay very well, and being
besides of a somewhat roving and adventurous
disposition, I applied for and obtained the ap
pointment of army surgeon, and was immedi
ately ordered to fort
"I had been there but a short time, when
the commandant, brave old Gurley, whom some
of you doubtless remember, died of fever. An
officer, of the name of Elliott, was appointed
to succeed him, and you may judge of my mor
tification when I found that it was my old ene
my. Much as it galled my pride, I was obliged
here to submit to his authority, but I did it, I
assure you, with a very bad grace.
"Elliott had essentially changed since I had
last known him, the impetuous,overbearing boy
had become a grave, quiet, reserved man,who
coffd,if he chose to, render himself a very agree
able companion, but who seldom took the trou
ble to do it. Many of the officers, however,
and all the men, liked him very much, but
somehow, there seemed to be an impassable;
barrier between him and me. I disliked hisre
serve, which I attributed to pride, and he com
plained of my boisterousness, as he was pleased
to call it. He did, indeed make some efforts to
conciliate me at first,but seeing I repulsed them
he withdrew behind his entrenchments, and
treated me ever after with a coldness absolutely
"Tiihgs were in this state, when an uncle of
Elliott's, with his wife and daughter, stopped
for a short time in the vicinity of the fort, on
their way to Washington. Thle daughter, Miss
Eveline, was a charming younglady, and every
unmarried man in the garrison immediately fell
in love with her. It would weary you to enum
erate the pic-nits, the water-parties, the drives,
the balls that were given in honor of her. A
good-humored rivalry prevailed among us for
her preference, and bets were taken as to
whether Davis, or Jones, or the doctor, or the
commandant himself, had the best chance.
"-For myself, I was, I do think, seriously in
love with the charming girl. To be sure she
did not give me much encouragement, but I
tried to encourage myself. I rode with her,
walked with her, danced with her, and kept by
her side as much as I possibly could. I saw
that Elliott scowled darker than ever upon me,
but I did not care for that, in fact, I was glad
of an opport>iity of giving him pain,and show
ing him that his dislike for me was not shared
by all his connections.
"On the evening before her intended depar
ture, there had been a farewell ball. I had
danced with her the whole evening, while Elli
ott, who dinot dance at all that night, sat
moodily conversing with her father. I was so
fascinated with her, and so grieved at the
thought of her leaving, that before I slept that
night, I resolved to see her in the morning and
make her a tender of my heart.
"Accordinglypas early as decency would
permit, I called, and was, by the blundering
servant, shown at once into her presence,where
an extraor(gnary scene presented itself. On a
sta in the room,her face buried in the cushions,
her dress disordered, her beautiful hair, which
curled naturally, "all in a tangle," and her
attitude denoting the very prostration of des
pair, lay the cJ rming girl I had parted from
last night in the exuberance of youthful and
light-hearted joy. On a table beside her, and
on the floor, were scattered innumerable letters,
I and a portrait, a locket, a blue ribbon, and a
withered rose, lay carelessly among them.
"She rose on my entrance, and would have
denied herself; but it was,too late. Her eyes
were bloodshot with weeping, and her fair
cheeks swollen and discolored, I took her hand,
and with much solicitude inquired the cause of1
sorrow. A fresh burst of grief was her only
answer, and it was some time before she was
sufficiently composed to give me an explana
"It appeared that she had been a long time
engaged to her cousin Elliott, and that he had.
ipa fit of mad jealousy, returned her letters and
tokens, and formally broken the engagement.
"It was my fault,' said she, sobbing, 'all Imy
fault. I did wrong t$ play with his noble na
"His noble nature!' said I, bitterly, for, as
you may suppose, I did not feel in the blandest
of humors at the discovery I had just made.
"Oh, dr. C--,' you do not krow him. He
is the best, the noblest of men, and I have lost
him-lost him by my own mad folly.' Here
she fell into such a passion of weeping again,
that I forgot my own disappointment in my so
licitude for her. I suggested that perhaps an
explanation could be made.
"Impossible!' said she, 'it was my flirting
with you, and Mr. Jones, and Mr. Davis, that
offended him-and how could that be ex
plained? I am sure it was not that I cared a
cent for one of you,' (fancy my feelings!) 'but
lam naturally fond of admiration. I have tried
to cure myself of it, but cannot. Oh dr. C
my heart is broken! Here--read this note!'
"She gave me a piece of a paper, crumpled
with her burning hand, and wet with her tears,
on which I read as follows:
* '-Madam: In returning you the letters and
tokens, which I have had the honor to receive
from you, I wish you to understand that the'
engagement between us is broken off, now and
forever. You are now at liberty to flirt with
whom you please. I cannot share a heart with
twenty others.'
"Just like him!' said I, with bitterness, when
I had finished this laconic and sententious epis
tle, and was going to indulge in a philipic
against him, but she checked me with such
spirit, that I was fain to hold my peace. I then
offered,for her sake,to go to Elliott, and endeav
or to explain the matter...
"AlasI"' staid i ,i"you caet, he went ff
thmisorwonia jbefore dayplghptoa hr~eemonth
fuiough, leavhin tha cruelnte arndthe packet
~~~t~i~~ i ~ ..,s et--i
"Here we were interrupted by the entrance
of Miss Eveline's mother, and I took my leave
quite cured of my love-fit, and very thankful
that I had not subjected myself to the pain of a
"But I am spinning out my story too long.
"When Elliottreturned from his furlough,he
treated me with even greater coldness than be
fore, in fact, we never spoke toeach other at all
F except when duty compelled us to do so. This
made it so disagreeable to me,that I was on the
poineof applying for an exchange, when the
war with Mexico broke out, we were ordered on
active service, and private animosities were for
gotten in our zeal against the common foe.
"Elliott and I continued on much the same
terms, although, in spite of my dislike, I could
not help admiring his bravery, his noble daring,
his energy and presence of mind, and his
fatherly care of the troops under his command.
Still. however, tie flame was smouldering in
our bosoms, only waiting an opportunity to
break out. At last the opportunity came.
"Elliott had been left in charge of a large
number of sick and wounded, while the rest of
the army pressed on toward the halls of the Mon
tezumas. I of course was there, with several
assistants. We were encamped in a picturesque
little hamlet, situated in a wild,romantic neigh
borhood, and the country being pretty quiet,
we were in the habit of ;nturing some dis
tance, or perhaps flirting, for you know our fel
lows did not extend to the Mexican senoritas
the hostile feelings with which they regarded i
the men. For myself I cannot say that I ad
mired them much, some of them were very
pretty, to be sure, but that abominable habit
they have of smoking cigaritos spoiled them in
my eyes. I like a good cigar myself," said the
doctor, relighting the one he held, which had
gone out, "but I don't like to see a woman
smoking. I couldn't fancy Venus herself with
a cigar in her mouth.
"Well, one morning I had sauntered forth;
port-folio in hand, for the purpose of taking
some sketches, and in the course of my wan
derings came upon a pretty little dwelling by
the side of a waterfall, in a sweet sequestered
spot. On a mossy bench by the door sat a
young girl of wonderful beauty, in a showy bdt
picturesque dress, with a guitar in her hand,
the sweet melody of which blended delightfully
with the soft murmuring dash of the waterfall
and the gurgling of the little stream beypnd it.
It was a picture of surpassing beauty and love
liness, and I immediately sat down on a fallen
tree to commit it to paper. - Y'' j
"While thus employed, a man was observed
approaching, whom I soon found was none
other than Elliott himself. As he neared the
cottage, the young girl, who had evidently been
expecting him, threw down her guitar, and ran i
eagerly to meet him. He sat down beside her
on the bench, when suddenly observing me, he i
started as if a serpent had stung him,and hastily
approached me. He gazed upon me with a
look in which all the hatred that had been gath
ering for so many years seemed concentrated.
"Th iis the second time,sir," said he,fiercely,
"that you have crossed my path-it shall be
the last time! Follow me if you dare!"
"If by 'crossing your path," said I, "you
mean an allusion to that young woman, I as
sure you I have nofspoken to her, nor ap
proached nearer to her than I am now."
'Must I call you a coward?" said he, "Will
you. follow me or not?"
"I threw down my writing materials and fol
lowed him. He entered the chapparal, and led
the way to a clear space near a running brook.
Here he turned, and drew his sword. "Defend
yourself!" he exclaimed.
"Captain Elliott," said I, "although I-am 1
not conscious of havinginjured you, I am ready
to give you the satisfaction you demand. But
had we not better return to the camp, obtain
seconds, and conduct the affair in a regular
"No," said he, "I will not wait. I will hold'
no further parley with you, defend yourself!''"
"Thus adjured, I drew my sword. but had
scarcely done so when something whizzed past
me, a sharp report was heard, and with a wild 1
i cry Elliott fell at my feet. I looked for an in
stant behind me, and saw the dark countenances
of half-a-dozen Mexicans as they prepared to.!
reloa(heir pieces, and then fledinto the chap- 1
paral, 'tarrying nolonger to question.' On--on
I sped, this way and that way, through the
tangled thicket, tripping my feet on long trail
ing vines, *ratching my hands on thorns until
completely worn out, I climbed up a lofty tree
and hid myself among its branches. Here I
remained for several hours. and heard my pur- t
suers crashing amongst the underwood,shouting ,
swearing, calling to each other, but gradually ,
the sounds died away, the chase seemed to be i,
given up, and I was left alone im the wild un-:
broken solitude.
"The afternoon was far advanced when, dri
en partly by hunger, partly by dread of pass
ing the night in the chapparal, I ventured to
descend from my lofty covert, where the mos
quitoesgad made a feast of me, and the mon
keys had chattered at me with their strange,
mocking gestures. By the aid of my pocket
compass, I found my way back to the clearing
whence I had so suddenly departed. After
carefully reconnoitering, to see that none of my
Mexican friends were lingering near-(to this
day I suspect that~young woman of having
sent thenl after us)-I advanced to the spot
where pooPElliott had fallen.
"He was lying on his face in a pool of blood.
his hands clutching the grass, his hair and uni
form dabbled in blood, and his fine,manly form,
(he was one of the finest-looking fellows in the
army,) pierced with three or four ghastly
wounds. "Ah! poor fellow!" said I, as I stood
and gazed upon him, for though I was rid of a
mortal enemy, I could not help feeling sorry that
so brave a soldier should perish like a dog,shot
down by an unseen foe. '"But, thank God!" I
ejaculated, with a thrill of indescribing pleasure
"th pk God, I did not kill him!"
"I had turned him over on his back,and as I
thus stood moralizing, I thought I perceived his
bosom heave. I placed my hand upon his
heart, and found that he still lived. As I knelt
by him, uncertain what to do, he opened his
half-glazed eyes, and I saw his parched lips try
to form the word 'water.' My first impulse
was to run to the brook which flowed at a short
distance, my next to stop and consider. Should
I restore to life the man, who, a few minutes
before, had been thirsting for my blood?-who
fhad wronged me, slighted me, and even called
me a coward? No! I would leave him to the
fate which his own rashness had provoked. I
turned my back upon him, but suddenly, as if
traced with a finger of fire, there were borne
into my mind the words of holy writ: "If thine
enemy hunger, give him food, if he thirst give
him drink:" And fast upon them came that
other divine sentence: "Inasmuch as ye did it
not unto these, ye did it not unto me!"
I seized his cult and ran to the brook after
water, with which I moistened his parched lips
and bathed his gory temples. Taking my ease
of instrumentsfrom my pocket. I then proceed
ed to probe his wounds. The Mexicans, I for
got to mention, had rifled him of his watch and
other valuables, but, in teaiingopenhis'shirt, I
found -a snimaltcke ;suspended from his neck.
I- eit, anitc eadie his mter's pr
"What to do with my patient, aer having
dressed his wounds, was what puzzled me: To
remove him myself was inipossible, and to leave
him there,exposed to wild beasts, to the burn
ing rays of the sun, after having partially re
stored him to life, seemed cruel and unnatmal,
but there was no alternative. Before leaving
him, however, I had carried and half dragged
him into the shade of a tree, about a hundred
yards distant. It would be impossible to des
cribe my sensations, when I found myself with
my deadly enemy in my arms-the twe hearts
so lately boiling over with malice and revenge,
and all the darkest passions of our nature, now
throbbing peacefully against each other, his,
poor fellow! with a motion so faint and low, as
to be scarcely perceptible.
"Well, I hurried to the encampment for as
sistance, and soon had him conveyed thither in
safety. For many weeks he lay, hovering be
tween life and death,for the pain of his wounds,
which were very severe, the loss of blood and
exposure to the sun, brought on brain-fever,and
nothing but the most unremitting care and at
tention saved his life. He bore his sufferings
with that noble endurance which is true heroism
and which, let me tell you, is a much rarer
article, than mere courage in the field. In fact
he displayed during his sickness so many'admi
rable qualities, that it was a mystery to me how
I could have mistaken his character so com
pletely. Whether it was owning to this, or to
my having done him a service, I cannot tell,but
insensibly the hatred all melted from my heart
and in its stead sprung up a feeling of strong
regard for him. Curious, wasn't it?
"But whether this feeling was reciprocated,
or not, I know not, for although his manner to
ward me was peculiarly soft and gentle, and
his eyes would light up when I approached hi'
couch, he remained as taciturn and reserved as
ever, and never made any allusion to the sub
ject of our quarrel. I felt a little piqued at his
silence, for I could not help thinking that my
having saved him from a miserable death, de'
served at least a few words of acknowledge
ment. More than once, he seemed on the point
of broaching the subject, but he appeared to be
waiting for me to begin it, and I, of course,
waited for him.
d'At last, he was so far recovered that my
professional services were no longer required.
As I arose to take leave, at my last visit, I .ig
nified as much to him and added:
"Am I to understand, captain Elliott, that we
return to the. same footing as we were on be
"The same footing? God forbid!" he ex
claimed, with a sudden earnestness that sur
prised me.
"Because," continued I, "if you wishto fin
ish the quarrel so inopportunely interrupted,
you will find me ready at any time."
"Do you wish to renew that unhappy quar
rel?" asked he, an expression of deep disap
pointment overspreading his countenance.
"Who, I? Most certainly not," said I, butl
you demanded satisfaction, captain Elliott, and
until that demand is withdrawn,I must of course
hold myself in readiness to grant it."
"I withdraw it now," said he speaking very
quick. "I ask your pardon for my rash and I
injurious words. If that will not satisfy you. I
will bear my bosom to your sword, but I will
never," said he with emotion, "raise my hand
against the noble, the magnanimous preserver
of my life!" Those were his very words. After
a pause, he added: "Dr. C--, we have all
our lives misunderstood each other-believe
me, had I known your worth sooner, I would
have acknowledged it. We have been enemies
long enough-let us now be friends. Will you
try to overlook what is past? Will you be my
"My dear captain Elliott!" cried I, deeply
touched by this generous speech, "I am your!
friend. Since I carnied you in my arms, min
tehat lonely glade of the chapparel, I have be
come so much attached to you that I would as
soon shoot my own brother as lift a finger
against you."
I held out my hand to him, but he threw
himself on my breast, and burst into tears, for
his nerves were weak with his recent illness.
"There was no more coldness after that, no
more reserve-all was open and above board
between us, and I am proud to say that the
more we unfolded our hearts to each other, the
more highly did we esteem each other.
"I had the happiness afterward of reconcil
ing him to his fair cousin, to whom he was still
fondly attached, (notwithstanding the little epi
sode of the senorita,) and I gladly assisted at
their wedding,which took place in New Orleans.
The very day after that interesting event, I was
seized with yellow fever, and Elliott and his
new-made wife spent their honeymoon at my
bed-side-the truest, faithfulest, and most de
voted friends that ever a man had in this world!
"And that," said the doctor, throwing the;
end of his cigar into the fire was the upshot ofi
my duel with captain Elliott."
SINGrLAR FAcr.-Omar Pacha seems bent
on innovation. Hie not only confines himself to
a single wife, who contrary to Moslem etiquette,
sits at his table,.receives his friends, chats with
them, gives them tea, and jilays on a civilized
piano, but positively carries in his suit an ar
tist. As Horace Vernet goes with prince Na
poleon to the east to cover acres of canvas
with heroic deeds, should the allies achieve
them-for Versailles, a painter follows Ornar
Pacha, and is now engaged on a large picture
to commemorate the glorious defence of Silis
tria. Horace Vernet is less fortunate than his
rival in the subjects yet presented* for his pen
:il, these no doubt, will come in time.i Mean
while, it is pleasant to find this very remarkable
nan, Omar Pacha, combating, in favor of the i
trts, an old and obstinate prejudice of the Mos
ems against pictures
"Whom the God's would destroy they first
nake mad." The king of Prussia has order
d a marble tablet, inscribed with golden let
ers, to be placed on the spot, in Berlin, where ]
he first soldier fell from the fire of the insur
ent populace in 1848. Popular comment was t
excited, and arrests have already taken place
or the expression of opinion.
Here is a brief paragraph into which a big
heap of truth is squeezed: Did you ever scratech
he end of a piece of timber slightly elevated, r
vith a pin? Though scarcely heard at one end
t was distinctly heard at the other. Just so it
s with any merit, excellence, or good work. It
vill be sooner heard of, and applauded, and c
ewarded on the other side of the globe than
my yocr immediate acquaintance. C
John G. Saxe, in corresponding with his own
aper, noticing the celebration at Yale college a
ays, "of the poem before the Phi Beta Kappa g
say nothing-as the author is theliusbandef
ny wife, and is not entitled to an opinion ofhls
,wn verses." Very modest, but then Saxe O
new that his brother editors would find the
erses beautiful. n
There are more than a hundred thousand 1t
laces licensed in England: and Seotland for d
se sale of strong drink; and the annual ex- P
isQo British spirits only amounts to iomr ,4
kirty-one nlions of dollars! - ·
hA'1 hi ?, apf the mfertires
6tni -i~bEei
The special ~repoter of the Macon el- el
egraph hasbeen present at sknoai fot coun
cii in that town, and furnishes the foll re
port of what he saw and heard, which is copi
ed, expatiated on and endorise by tib ~itot
of the Baton Avoate priate se
cretary to goveetr n , ' who aneiasso
elation and booi ompaniS e4 the re
nowhed count', Nesseltode, is of course 3i
arlr cominpeteniitt decideas to th eall
1statements. he The~Teegraph says:.
Upon enteig 'the room, ou reportrter 1d
time befcme the taistion'iof =le ing to
take a biud's ee viiew of the u d&c.
The walls were beautifully rnamcnte ? two
large paintings--one of them" represeted a
Bowery shortboy defiling the grave ofgen.
Lafayette, the other lfed t tlin~ e uye l at;
Blackwell's island, drawing urp then c tion
of the order. U[nder tfe first pieture *isi'it
ten in large charaeters, "a son lf tthe 'ires of
'76," and under tbh bthe. "ourgrea t found
er." Around the room iverallarge wooden
horses were placed, and oar.reporter was in
formed that the business of riding hobbies twas
very prevalent with the members. Up. i U . ithe
table was placed the skeleton head oft'alaaen
ted donkey surmounted by a knwno-nothin hat,
and upon this ghastly emblem,, caidateis :for
admission were forced to place their,hands
when they took the solemn oath that. theyhtiew
nothing at all. In one corner was placed a
large grindstone, which, as oone of'the: 'hig
members with a savage grin informed MrE; r
cutio, was intended to grind the noses of ,re
fractory democrats who wihbed to drawi'out
from the association. Upoz it was iiscribed
the sententious motto, Verbumi SeL "As' our
reporter was looking around at these mysteri
ous instruments and mentally wondering at the
similarity between theahead of the d ifikiynd
the sculls of most of the members; hoewas4ndý
denly started by three distinct brays in inrita
tion of an ass, which he understood was the
signal for the meeting to come to order. Just
at this stage of the evening, agreatcom:ii tion
ensued in one corner of the room-a Wtifled
groan was heard, and three of the members
were seen bearing out a man, apparently in
great agony. After the noise had som'ewhat
subsided, the chairman, Mr. Gripedll, a lineal
descendant of one of those money changers
whom our Saviour expelled from the temple,
solemnly drew on a foolscap, and called the
meeting to order.
The chairman: Before I proceed, I wish to
know the cause of the disturbance down there.
Mr. Numsecull rose to explain. He was vgrv
sorry, but really could not help it. Ret hliahb.n ,
tapped the head of one of the democrats pre
sent with his fore-finger, and to his horror his
finger had penetrated the skull. He regretted
the misfortune as much as any man.
The chairman: Well I take advantage of this
incident to give the order a piece of advice.
With the exception of our worthy treasurer,
whose head is as hard as adamant, we have ad
mitted into this order no democrats whose
heads are not peculiarly soft. He would cau
tion the order not to be taking those liberties,
as the slightest pressure might prove fatal. It
was inconvenient he knew, but then these soft
headed democrats might be of service to the
order. Those with firm heads would only make
trouble. He hoped that hereafter members
would tap the heads of their demgcratic friends
with great caution, if at all. [Sensation.]
Mr. Numscull rose to say that he had no in
tention to hurt the member. He had only
stretched out his finger in a playful way,and the
catastrophe occurred as he had stated. He
sincerely hoped that he had not penetrated the
The chairman: Brain! pooh, no danger of
that, what should bring democrats with brains
here? Who ever heard of a modern democrat
having brains? [Cheers and laughter in which
one or two democrats faintly joined!]
The treasurer, Mr. Hardhead, rose to make
a few remarks. He said with some heat that
he had been a democrat himself, and that he
did not like this business at all. [Cheers and
hisses.] He had no fears for his own head, but
he did not like the way of punching in the
heads of his old friends, because they happen
to be a little soft. He had no doubt Mr. Num
scull was under the influence ofliquor. [A voice
"that's true"-a great confusion.] Liquor was
at the bottom of every trouble. [Evident dis
satisfaction.] He did not care for groans. He
moved that the Maine liquor law be incorpora
ted in the by-laws of the society. [Loud cries
of shame, shame! No liquor law! No prohibi
tion! mingled with groans and hisses from seve
ral champions of the protestant faith.] * *
Mr. Small-soul did not care so much for the
Maine law. He was in favor of the protestant
religion-[Cheers.]-and in favor of holding
office. [Continued cheering.] He meant he
was in favor of Americans for office, and if it
were not for the democrats and their insane and
culpable love of civil offices. [Loud groans and
execrations of democrats generally, drowned
the remainder of this eloquent sentence.] They
need not talk to him about Washington and
Jefferson, [Cheers] and that set of men. He
had seen the effects of the foreign influence-it
had always gone for the accursed democrats.
[Cries of yes, yes, that's it, that's it and loud
applause.] Was it not plain therefore, that
they should be put down? He had seen that
day a sight which had stirred his blood. [Sen
sation.] He had seen that day an American
citizen. a free American citizen, carried to the
grave yard by foreign influence. [Great sensa
tion.] Yes, he had seen a foreigner sitting upon
the hearse alive when a native citizen within
was dead. [Indignation.] He had seen a for
eigner holding the reins of office, and the reins
too. Ie never saw him without thinking of the
vision of death on the pale horse in the reve
lation. [A voice, from one of the champions
of the protestant faith-revelation? What coun
try is that? Cries of order,J and he wanted to
know how long Americans would allow them
selves to be buried by foreign influence. He
called upon them to "st3rike for tpeir altars and
their graves." [Here the excitement was tre
mendous.. Loud cries of no foreign influence,
down with him, which continued for severil
minutes.] That was not-all. Eisilerstood
there was a man in this town who held office,
aid yet this man did not believe' iinfant dam
nation. [Surprise and indignation.] Gracious
heavens, and this is free America .[Great sen
sation.] Some of these offices were good ones
[excitement] and bethought protesta~nt Ameri
cans ought to have them. [Patriotic and dis
interested cheers from the protestant ehampi.
ons, of long duration.J] .
The above is a fair specimen of the language
and style employed by the office-holder:' or
sans when speaking of the know n thigs, or
mny American party. The reporter i.eglected
o state whether the "soft democrats" spoken
wf were Pierce's "soft-shell" democrat office
iolders of New York; he oreq1 y "sOft de
nocratic" state officers at Baton. Moge, who
mdorsed and feasted the noble co
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