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OL. III.H SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1854. N16.
_ i . TBRMS. TIE SocraT-WESTERN is published weekly at TnREE oLLARS per annum, payable in advance-four dollars not paid at the time of subscribing. Persons wish g to'discontinue must give ,two weeks' notice. No aper stopped, except at the option of the publishers, ntil all arrearages are paid. ADVERTISEIME.TS inserted at the rate of OE DOL AK PER sQUARE for the first insertion, and FIFTY ENTs for each subsequent one. TEN LINEt, or less, oustitute a square. Liberal deductions made to those ho 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 ake depositions, etc. CHAS. V. JONTE, SECOND Justice of the Peace for the Parish of 0 Orleans, commissioner to take testimony, and Swommissioner for the States of Mississippi and Arkan. sea, No. 65 Common street, (opposite the City Hotel,) New Orleans. d29-ly* BENJAMIN & MICOU, A TTORNEWS AT LAW, No. 49 Canal street. L New Orleans. Will also practice in the Supreme ourt of the United States, Washington. C. ROSELIUL, LTTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW, _ . Custom-house street, New Orleans. o13 E. T. PARKER, , TTORNEY AT LAW, corner of Camp and Gra . vier streets, New Orleans. 027 OSCAR ROUBIEU, COTTON FACTOR k CO.MMISSION MERCHANT, No. 61 CARONDELET STREET, New Orleans. Peferences at Shreveport: John P. Hailey. Robt. G. Harper. W. P. Winans. Judge Spofford. nov 9-ly* JAES WRIGtItt. ABRAIIAM J. WRIGHT. A. J. WRIGHT & Co., t(IO T T 0 N F A C TOR S, Commission and For J warding Merchants, No. 35 Carondelet street. ;:eSv Orleans. nov 2 .MOSES GREENWOOD. T. E. ADAMS. MOSES GREENWOOD & Co. -1OMMISSION AND FORWARDING MER .) chants, 23 Carondelet street, New Orleans. L,. OLADDEN. J. M. SEIXAS. PURVIS, GLADDEN & Co., [Successors to Purvis, Wood & Co.,] I(OTTON FACTORS and Commission Merchants, J 99 Gravier stheet, corner of St. Charles street, N. O)rleans. s7-lvy i. ARMSI'ITRONG. ARNOLi HARRIS. .M. ABRAMS ARMSTRONG, HARRIS & Co. I'OTTON FACTORS, and AGENTS FOR TIlE United J States Mail Line of Fteamships from :rew Orleans to San Francisco, California, and Oregon, Via Aspinwall, Navy Bay, and Panama. steamers leaving New Orleans on the 7th and 2d ,Ieach month, at 8 o'clock, A.M. Office, 43 Natchez -reet, NEw ORLEANS. dec 1 GEO. W. SHAW & Co. '1OMMISSION MERCHANTS, No. 24 Poydras street, New Orleans. B. TOLEDANO & TAYLOR, "1OM MISSION MERCHANTS, Commercial Place \J(between Camp and St. Charles sts.) New Orleans. PETERS, MILLARD & Co. T.HVIOLESALE AND RETAIL GROCERS, Cor nerofOld Ieveeand Bienvillestreets, N.Orleans. THOMAS L. WHITE, NJ. 105 CANAL STREET, (second door below the Mechanics' and Traders' Bank,) New Orleans, Bookseller & Stationer, A AW, Medical, Miscellaneous and School Books. 2. Writing Paper, viz: cap, letter and note. Wrap duig paper of various qualities; quills, steel pens.ink, Ind a general assortment of BLANK Boors. Country ,nerchants and teachers are requested to call and ex nline the ek. ji6-ly I'IRRELL & BATES, MNUFACTCRERS AND DEAL7ERS IN : Boots, Shoes and Hats, No. 15 OLD LEVEE, N. ORLEANS. Constantly receiving frotn their own manufactory a fresh and very extensive supply of BOOTS, SHIOES AND BROGANS, which they offer on as liberal terms as any other house. Negro Brogans in great variety always on hand. Planters and country merchants will find it to their advantage to give us a call. The highest price paid for hides. dec28 i . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . .. . . .. . . . . .. . B. BROWER & Co. House Furnishing Store, No. 17 CAMP STREET, New Orleans. (Established 1832.) CHINA,GLASS AND EARTHWARE SILVER PLATED, BRITANNIA, Tin, Wooden, Japanned and Iron ware. Cutlery, Lamps, Brushes, Fenders, Andirons, Coal Scut tles, Shovels and Tongs, etc., etc., etc. Incliudig every article required to :furnish a house (except cabinet ware and dry goods.) Ar,so-The celebrated Republic Cooking Stoves. nov !, 1853 Relnoval. TAYLOR, HADDEN & Co., H AVE removed their CLOTHING ESTABLISH SMENT 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, 1853. CLRUS FLINT. J. Ii. JONES C. FLINT & JONES, Wholesale and retail dealers in fashionable cabinet FUR1NITUR1E, Chairs, feathers, moss and hair mattresses, curled hair, hair cloth, varnish, etc., Nos. 46 and 48 Royal street, Vew Orleans. nov 9, 1853 J. H. WARNER & Co., J. C. SILVY, Agent, Dealers in WVatches and Jewelry, And manufacturers of superior Gold Pens, etc., etc., MAGAZINE STREET, NEw ORLEANS. Watches carefully repaired. oct 4-sf No. 49 Camp street, New Orleans. SAMUEL E. MOORE & Co., Importers of Crockery, China and GLASSWARE, Plated, Britannia, Ja pan and Tinware. Their stock ofCrock cry and Glassware is at all times very extensive, their terms liberal, and pack ing guarantied in the safest manner. Country mechants are invited to ex amine their stock. nov 2, 1853 .eewark Saddlery Warehouse. ANDREW G. BULL & Co., No. 71 CANAL STREET, (between Camp and Magazine streets,) New ORLEANS. ~iFANUFACTURERS and Importers of Saddlery I1n and Saddleware, have constantly on hand a large and complete assortment of Saddles, Martingales, Trunks, Whips, Skirting, Harness and Bridle Leather, Hogskins. Saddlers' Tools and Trimmings of every description dec 21,1853 E. M. RUSHA, IMPORTER OF I Foreign Wines & Liquors, And dealer in Domestic Spirits, Nos. 54 AND 56 BROOME STREET, (late Girod street,) NEw ORLEANS. [ EEPS constantly on hand a general assortment of French Brandies, Wines, Fruits in Liquor; as sorted cordials, bitters, essence peppermint, Curago, anisette, etc., etc;, etc. nov14, 1853 THOMAS M'INTYRE, G ENERAL COLLECTOR, No. 28 Camp st., New Orleans. Bills collected in any part of the city or its vicinity, and the proceeds immediately remitted: Refer to Dr. Warren Stone, Dr. Boyer, and L. C. Dil lard, Esq. m91y UST received-ToAcco, various brands, from 37 Scts. o $1 fl. B*uaNy--P. C. & Co. Pellevoisin and Am rican. Pearl Starch: Whiteand Yellow Soap: nl7 O GREEN & DOUGLASS. SUG i hand and for salo, Havens, Louaisiana S loaf shed, powdered, clraified and grenslated' ; s6 OGLESBY & GRISWOLD. < 15 .sleby T E. . ORD AN. ýasy _t'. wA a fib ým. SNew Orleans & Texas U. S. Mail Line. LEE Nod rs, Every Sunday and Thursday. LOUISIANA. Captain W. H. Talbot. - MEXICO, " John Lawless. Tr PERSEVERANCE, Capt. Henry Place. as, CHARLES MORGAN, Capt. J. Y. Lawless. )se One of the above new and magnificent steamships will leaver for Galveston, Indianola and Matagorda Bay every Sunday and Thursday, at 8 o'clock, A. Mt., punc tually. For freight or passage, (having elegant accommo r.- dations,)apply to HARRIS & MORGAN, Foot of Julia street, opposite steamship landing. rill nov 15, 1854. H. P. BUC'KLEY, (Late Yon., & Co.,) of *8 Camp street, New Orleans, nd Wadtchmaker, Jeweller & Silversmith, in- Importer of fine.Watches for la. ti,) dies and gentlemen, of the most cie rated makers of England and Switzerland, made I - to his own order expressly in heavy cases (gold and silvdr,) and warranted standard fineness. et. Ladies' chatelaines and neck chains; ne Gent's guard, fob and vest chains, seals, keys, etc. Finger rings, ear-rings, breast-pins, cuff-pins, etc. Diamond pins and rings, V,y 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; a ;Silver table and dessert forks, ladles, butter knives, mustard and salt spoons, sugar tongs, etc. Plated ware, consisting of castors, candlesticks, waiters, etc. Having been always engaged in the mechanical part Iof the business, all watches sent for repairs will have the strictest persoual attention; and having every Lacil ity oIr making any portion of a watch, he will be ena bled to work on very reasonable terms. (lE Jewelry made to order and repaired. Diamonds reset in the latest style. Canes mounted in gold and silver. nov 15, 1854 house Furnishing Goods, r VWholesale and Retail et, Nos. 73 & 75 CAMP STREET, NEW ORLEANS. DEcTERMINED 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 R. I!ll to call: _ (ueensware, Glass and China Ware; s Bohemian Ware; Birmingham Ware; ,]: Rich China Vases and s, Fine Silver-Plated Ware. . I Pitrlor and Hall Lamps aind Girondoles; Rich Tea Trays and Waiters, in sets or single; Fine Table Cutlery, and s IIousekeeping Hardware; Enameled and Hollow-Ware; :d Britannia, Planished Tin and Japanned Ware; Sooden and Willow Ware; a, Feather Dusters, Brushes, of all kinds; P'aper Hangings and Borders; )Door Mats; 2d Window Cornishes, Cords and Tassels; ez Curtain Bands and Curtain Pins, etc. nov8, 1854-ly MILLER, HARRIS& WALDO. J. West, Practical Dentist, as 112 ST. CnLtR: SO°rREEeT, near the COr i ner of Poydras, would respect fully in form ladies and gentlemen visiting New (,rlciani that he performs all operations on the teeth, Sh a miost skillful aniid satisfactory manner. The superiority of .. W.'s Artificial Teeth above all cthers, have been long well known and appreciated by r- ihunreds who are enjoying the benefits of them. Per s.: sois dsirous of availing themselves of such, would do ti'ell to call and examine hisspecimens. Denial depot for the sale of Teeth, Foil, Instruments, etc. ()llce and residence 112 St. Charles street, near time corner of Povdr:as. feb 1, 1854-lv 1 of 0( ULIST! DR. GUSTINE'S OFFICEO k For the Treatment of Diseases of the EvE and .y .nmprftecions of Vition, No. 135 Sr. CIARLES STRnE:T, . !pposite Lafayette Square. New Orleans. All surgi tial operations upon the Eye iattended to. Such as Cataract, Squinting, the insertion of Artificial Eyes, -tt., etc. jun 1, 1 5-4 MAISON DE SANTE. Corner of Canal and Claiborne streets, N. Orleans. S _ THIS Institution now under the direction a of the SISTERS OF CHARITY. has hbeen put in complete order, andmis ready for the rec.:ption of patients. The roomis are spacious, well e.' ventilated, and have every convenience for the sick. Persons visiting theW Institution for medical treatment r will receive, under the care of the Sisters of Charity, all the attentions and comforts of a home. Dr. WARREN STONE still COlltinUes his conntexin with the Institutimn. and patients will always have his advice and attention as heretofore. Visiting Physician and Surgeon, Dr. J. C. P. WED k:IsrRANDT. Resident Physician and Surgeon, Dr. P. C. Bo-aR: The terms of admission are from one to, five dollars Sper day. Patients depositing in advance t;fir the tune they remain in the Iniistitution. Capital Surgical Oper itions charged for extra. e For firther information. apply to the SISTER S. i ERIOR OF THE INSTITUTION, or to the Resideit Phy sician. jan 25 4 WBATER COLORS. - S Newman's, Ackeman's, Reeves & Son's, Osborne's. UI UST received a large stock of above Cotoans,in cakes CF anid in mahoganyi nad rosewood boxes. with lock Sand key. Also, German Colors, in cakes ar bioxes, a d line assortnment. Oil colors. in tubs---English and American; S 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 sable and camel hair pencils; 160 " paint and varwish brushes, all sizes; 80 packages gold and silver leaf; 100 bundles of duck metal---white and yellow; , 'in foil. in sheets and books; , Tinsel of all the usual colors. Ul' Frenchl and American PaPER4IANiNOGS. ... ..WINDOW GLASS, &e....... 5000 bxs American Window Glass, ill sizes; 700 do Enulishand Frenclh,lrom 8x10 to 33x65 o 300 lights fine Plate Glass; to 2030 120 bxs double thick American, from 8x10 to 0x30 1000 lights colored glass; 100 Glazier Diamonds; 500 bundles glazier tins; 10 tons White Lead, in 25 to 700 lb kegs; 5000 canisters and kegs colored paints, in ½ oz to 100 lb packages; 9.50 lbs fine Frdhch Green, dlry 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 fiuind at R. CLANNON's, nov 2. 1553 46 Canal street, New Orleans LEEDS' FOUNDRY, CORNER OF DELORD & FOUCHER STREETS, NEW ORLEANS. IS prepared to lurnish verticaland hor izoiital Steam Engines, Sugar Mills, Vacuum Pans, Sugar Kettles, Clarifi ers, Filters, steam and horse power e Draining Machines, Saw Mills, Gin Geering, Iron Columns and Fronts for ry buildings Furnace Mouths, Grate Bars, e etc., and all machinery required for the South. s, They respectfully call the particular attention of the 'r, planters of Louisiana and the adjoining States to their ry style of Steam Engines, Sugar Mills, Vaccuum Pans _ and Draining W h el s, which for strength, durabil ity and convenience, have not been excelled. New Orleans, February 8, 1854. ly5 Phila. Saddlery Warehouse. [Sign ot the Golden Horse Head.] SNo. 6 Magazine, near Canal street, NEW ORLEANS. it MAGEE & KNEASS, 8- Dealers in Saddlery, Harness and 0, Trunks, Leather Materials and Find intgs for saddlers, coach, trunk and shoemakers. Sad dlery, Hardware, Whips, Tin Ware and Brushes. MILITARY GOODS AND TRIMMINGS. We are agents for the sale of India Rubber Packing d; forsteam joints and boilers, belting fir machinery and 1- other articles. Peacock and Carey PLOUGHS, oft commission. Regalias and Jewels for the Masonic, I.O.O.F. and S. of T. orders. Prices as low as any other house. dec 21,1853 Notice. P CCORDING to arrangements entered into previ otus to the decease- of Mr. JAMEss WRIGw, no s; change of interest or style will take place in the firm of A. J. WRIGHT & Co., and the business will be carried on as heretofore by the undersianed, who will attend to the settlement of all the liabilities. N.Orleans,Oct. 12,1854-ni A. J. WRIGHT. 5 PACKAGES CHOICE BRANDIES, WINES #1 and WHISKEY for sale by j5 j L. E. CARTER. i POOLEY, NICHOL & Co., (Successors to John Hunt,) Florida Yellow Pine Lumber Yard, S Corner of Cedar and Julia streets-New Basin, NEW ORLEANS SUPERIOR Dressed, Tongued and Grooved Floor ing and Ceiling, Laths, Shingles, Deck Plank, I and a general assortment of Building Lumber, well seasoned and always on hand. ill All orders from the country carefully and promptly ai filled. ap5-ly* 3ay - IC- W.1. tP.CONVERSE. T. M. CONVERSE. W.P. CONVERLtE, JR CONVERSE & Co., 0-o GROCERS And dealers in Western Produce, Corner of Fulton and Canal streets, and corner of Common and New Levee streets, [Ortposite the Stcrintb at Landing.] NEW ORLEANb. AVE constantly fur sale n the meast acommo dating terms, a large stock of TEAS, WXNES ant GroCERIEs generally; together with every description of Western Produce. .;nua;ryr 4, 1854-t.l JED'H. WAT"iRiTAN. 'HAS. M. WATERMAN. nd J. WATERMAN & BROTHER, HARDWARE MERCHANTS, Corner of Common and Magazine streets, New Orleans. c. HAS E on hand and are daily receiving by foreign and domestic arrivals, a gene nd rat assortment of articles, comprising in part as follows: Hardware, Cutlery, &c. ta- Iron, Steel, Nails, Rope, Axes, Chains, Scythes, es, Carpenter's 'Fools, complete, Cooper's Torls, complete, ks, Anvils, Vices, Bellows, Stock and Dies, Screwplates, art Ploughs, Hlay Cutte rs. Corn Shellers, ve Agricultural Implements, il- O Mill, Cross-cut and Pit Saws, ta- Ox Yokes, Bows, Singletrees, Turning Lathes, ids Platform Scales, nd Corn Mills, Cob Crushers, Hoes, Haines, Shovels and Spades, Andirons, Fenders, Shtvels and Tongs, Copper and Iron Coal Hods, Single and double barrel Guns, Cofifee Heclas, Chafing Dishes, Chinese Gongs, Iron Bedsteads, Britannia and Plated Ware, Meat Cutters, Sausage Stuffers, do Stock Kettles, Portable Forges, nov 15, 1854 Seines, Fishingt Tackle. etc etc. Forwarding Business. SrIIE undersigned has thil, day entered into the re 1 ceiving and forwardint business in New Orleans, Having had 'ix years experience as shipping clerk for Wright, Williams & Co., he hopes to merit the patron age of the public. JNO. L. VIVEN. Refer to: Wright, Davenport & Co., Cnvcrse & Co. Peters, Millard & ., o New Orleans; colonel B. M. Jiohtnson, Shreveptrt; col. John F. Jctt, Memphis; T. re; Whaley, Vicksburg. Goods to my address will it' forwarded with the greatest despatch. N. Orleans, July 22, 1854- au2- Iy DAVID TAYLOR & Co., Boots, Shoes and lasts. NEW STORE. O No. 41 Magazine street, opposite the Arcade, , DAVID TAYLOR & Co., itformin their t friends, cun try merchants, and othlier ors customers, that they are now occupying ',4 in- their new and spacious store, No. 41 Magazine street, ew opposite Banks' A rende, and have out hand a large and th, well selected stock of Boots, Shoes, Brogans and lats, of every description, to which they are constantly all receiving additions, by the latest arrivals, from the by ieatern cities. We offer to buyers advantages over er- the eastern markets, taking into consideration the do i time co:lsumt.d in shlilpments. with the extra expenses attendant upoun such purchases. Purchaser. are i-i its, vited to call and examine the large stock of the abovet arr niamed goods, which will be sold on the most liberal terms. N. Orleans, Feb. N, 1854-1-1 Drugs, ,Medicines, &c. SrpIlE subscriber has now a ctunllulet aesortment of ud 1 fresh Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Prepatrtitis, T, Paints, Oils, Glassware, Perfumery, etc., ands would i- respectfully call the attention of country ltercehan i , as druggists, physicians and planters to the same--ttwhilt cs, will be sold on the Iiost revisonable ternms-amiong twhich are the following , ricis: S10111(1 oz, sulph: quininie, 21)0 lbs pow'd rhubtrb, 1. 0 11 sulph: nmrphine, 11)0 lbs ipecac, 100 strvthIluti , 500 I-b, stennia, 200 " nitrate silver, 15(10 lb grti rabi, he 10 bibs refi'd cmphor, 500 .lb tartaric acid, ell 10l kegs sul,: carb:soda, 200 lb1 blue itiss. k 5 bblP epsom salts, 20 lbs calminl, E.&A., ,n 20 casks sal soda, :)11) indigo,. i 5 b tls copperas, 50 lbs chlorofotrm, ' 10 bhils midder. 20 gross seid'z powders. 25 his castor yl, 25 " vyest ' c 420 bbls linseed oil, 25 soda 40 bbis alcohl,, 3100 bottles aq: ammonia, S1000 bxs windoxw glass, 2l " sp: nitre, a S15011 hs ass'd glassware; 200 " sulph: it!er, 10 bbis putt,, 41 .rss - arl l llelnons. e kitlnds, S- rgitil Instru:o ents f cv-ery ,i-s crif tintn, P r-t ,_ fumtery t, etc., etc. . N. 1ORISN, Wholesale Druggist, 12 ,Magazine i t., S deI __14, 1N53 New (lit i CItINN & BOLTON, 4) Vholesale and Retail Druggists, INo. 61 Sr. CHARLES S.rEEreT-(Coriiner above the St. I Charles Hotel)--New Orh(lans. O FFER for salec to PI.ANTERS, PritHSICItS and mr ts ch elnts, an extenisive stick ofi ck Pure .Iediciues, Chemlic als. il% i AsND PATENT MEDICINES, of tihe p::s-t year's implurt;tion. Phy-icians and Plan ters will fitnd in their estlablishment t every article f lMediciue; also tevery description of Instrtimebts tihat I they miay require. Mcrchants will finrl Fancy Soaps, Colognes, Medi- ] cine Chests, and Patent Medicines ablANI FACTrURER's prices and termis. Persoiis visiting the city will, on qpplicatiqnp, bi, fur nished with a book containing a list of every article i i their line, as the nullmber and variety of articles are too great for newspaper pulblication. Their terms and prices will be as reasonanhle as ant house in the southern country, andtl their giodts will l, i i packed and marked so as to suit the rcquitiremients of o planters. i ILt A constant sutiply of FRENClI BRAN DIES andii, 10 WI.NES for medicibal purposes ail\ays on hand. Nei OrleJans. J;n2ary .5, 1854. ly Drugs, Medicines & Chemicals. 'THE attention of planters and others is di rected to the large and carefully selected assortment of GENUINE MEDICINEs and their preparations, constantly for sale at fair prices hv DR. EDWOJENNER COXE. Druggist. Camp street, near Poydras, New Orleans. Dr, Edw. Jenner Coxe's Preparations, Too long t4d favorably known to require more than their announcement. SOUTHERN COUGHI SYIUPS, For coughs and other affections of the lungs. EXTRACT OF COPAIVA, SAIRSAPARILLA & CUBEBS, k, ith full directions, which, if duly followed, the result will be all that is required. BLACKBERRY AND DEWBERRY CORDIALS, For Dysentery and Dtarhta. TIHE CHOLERA REMEDY, Consisting of a syrup and pills, with full directions for( the different stages of thi#disease. POWDER AND OINTMENT, For the relief and cure of Hen,.:rhoid,, or Piles. TONIC AGUE SYRUP AND PILLS, Very rarely has this conlbination been known to fail, even in the roost severe and stutitbborn cases. COXE'S HIVE SYRUP. In thatsudden and dangerous disease, Croup,or Hives, this remedy, prepared as it should be, will scarcely ev er fail to arrest the progress of that disease, or cure even the worst forms. I] Particular attention devoted to the tretment of Consumption and Bronchitis, and plan of proceeding to ward them off, when, from hereditary or acquired predisposition, these generally incuralle disease. may manifest the first symptoms. Dr.. E. J. COXE, dec 14, 1853 Camp st., near P(vdras, N. Orleans. SOUTHERN MANUFACTORY OF - Saddles. Bridles, Harness, &c. On Texas street, Shreveport-opposite the Nelson House. THE suHscriber, having estab. lished himself in the above busi ness, is now prepared to manu facture every thing in his lineat the shortest notice and of the very best material,the workman ship unequelled by any in the €* le',, a south. Gin Band Leather al ways on hand and bands made to order. Every thing in his line sold as low or lower than any eastern slop-work brought to this market. Call and see for yourselves. jy6-1y H. A. ZOLL. G BARRELS and 20 sacks of Irish Potatoes, just A received and for sale by [a26' L. E. CARTER. The Back-Room Window. We live in a world of busy passions, love and hate, sorrow and joy,in a thousand shapes, are forever near us. Death is at our threshold. Life springs up at our feet. Our neighbors are "exultations, agonies!" And yet we seem to live on, ignorant of all. Could we but unroof (Asmodeous like) the v houses which, day after day, present towards us so sensible an aspect, what marvels might we not disclose! What fruitful thoughts, what radiant visions would throng into our brain! The mystery of human conduct would lie un veiled. We would see and know all men truly. We would see the miser, the spendthrift, the scholar, the toiling artisan, the happy bride.and tie girl deserted (like the people in the palace of truth,) all contributing their share to the unknown romance, which time is forever weav ing round us. As it is, each of them spins out his little thread, and dies, almost unknown, and soon forgotten, unless some curious accident should arise, to extend his influence into another region, or to hold his "fame" in suspension, twenty years after his coffin has been lowered in the dust. It was some such chance as I have just ad verted to, that threw into ourknowledge certain facts, regarding a neighboring family, which else had probably slipped very quietly into ob livion. You will observe, that what I am about to relate is almost literally a fact: "Some years ago, we lived, as you know in B- square. The room in which we unu sually dwelt was at the back or the house. It was spacious, and not without some pretensions to the graceful, the marble chimney-place being distinguished by a gainting of Cipriana, whilst on the ceiling lay scattered some of the conven tional elegances of Angelica Kauffmnan. From the windows which occupied the northern ex tro~tity of the room we looked (to the left of a large oriental pane) upon the back of a cres cent of houses-the points of the are residing from us. [I mention these things merely to re call to your mind, our precise position.] "In the centre of this crescent, was a house which had been for a long time untenanted. . Whilst its neighboring dwellings were all busy , with life and motion, this only was for some i reason deserted. We were beginning to specu late on the causes of this accident, and to pity the unhappy landlord, whose pockets were lamenting the lack of rent, when suddenly-it was on an April morning-we perceived, for the first time, signs of change. The windows of the deserted mansion were opened, and i workmen were seen bustling about its different i rooms. There was an air of preparation, evi dently, which announced an incoming tenant. ·Welll" said - , "at least that unhappy man has discovered some one bold enough to take his haunted house, or perhaps, after all,he is merely endeavoring to decoy the unwary pas ' senger! We shall see." "A few weeks terminated the question, for, y after the house had been duly cleansed and i beautified, and the odor of the paint suffered to fade away, various articles of furniture were brought into the rooms. These were of mode rate price, and explaingi to us that the new e tenant was a person of respectable station, but I not rich. We began to feel a wish to know 'what manner of man' he was. aOur interest in the once empty house had received a new t,: impulse, and we loooked out, day after day,for i the stranger's arrival. 'eAt last a young man, of lively and agreea ble presence, was one morning seen giving di a rections to a female servant, about the disposi tion of the furniture. This was evidently the master of the mansion. He stayed for half an hour and then departed, and he repeated his short visit daily. He was probably a clerk in some public office-a merchant or professional man, whose time was required elsewhere. But ' why did lie not reside there? That was a prob lem we strove to solve in vain. In the end, he went awayv altogether. Eaih norn we missed hiill inl th' accustomlled room. "\And now no one, except the solitary maid 01 was seen, throwing open the windows in the morning to let in the vernal May, closing them at nigiht, rubbing with a delicate hand the new faii i.ur, gazing at the unknown neighborhood Sor sitting listlessly in the afternoon, impuridised, in rustict dreams, she appeared to be the sole spirit of the spot. It was not the 'genius loci' which we had reckoned upon. Our imagina tions were not satisfied, and we looked forward . confidently to another comer." We were not disappointet After the lapse - of a fortnight oiom the young man's departure, our inquisitive eves dtliscovered him again. HIe i was sitting at breakfast with a lady by hii~ide. Pretlty. young, neat, and attired from head to Sfoot in white, she was evidently a bride. We rushled'at once upon this conjecture, and cer tain tender manifestations, on the husband's Sleave taking, confirmed us in our opinion. IHe went aw'ay, and she, left to herself, explored, Sas far as we could observe, all the rooms of the house. Everything was surveyed with a pa tient admiration,every drawer openedthe litttle book case contemplated, and its slender rows of books all, one by one, examined. Finally, the maid was called up, some inquiries made, and the survey recommenced. The lady had now some one to encourage her open expressions of delight. We could almost fancy that we heard her words--'How beautiful this is! Whlata com fortable sofa! What a charming screen! How kind, how good, ihow considerate of -!" It was altogether a pretty scene. "'Let us pass over the autumnal and winter months. During a portion of this time, we ourselves were absent in the country, and when at home, we remember but little of what hap pened. There was little or no variety to remark upon, or, possibly, our curiosity had become abated * "At last, spring came, and with it came a thousand signs of cheerfulness and life. The plain put forth its tender leaves, the sky grew blue over head (even in London,) and the win dows of the once melancholy shone blushing with many flowers. So May passed, and June -came on, with its air all rich with the rose. But the lady? Ah! her cheeks now waxed pale,and her step grew weak and faltering. Sometimes she ventured into her small garden, when the sun was full upon it. All other times she might he seen wearied with needle- work, or sit ting languidly alone, or, when her husband was at home (before and after hours of business,) she walked a little, to and fro leaning on him i for support. His devotion increased with her infirmity. It was curious to observe how love had tamed the high and frolicsome spirit of the man. A joyous and perhaps common manner, became serious and refined. The weight of thought lay on him-the responsibility of love. It is thus that, in some natures, love is wanting to their full development. It raises, and refines, and magnifies the intellect, which else would remain dull, trivial, and prostrate. From a seeming barrenness, the human springs at once into fertility-from vagueness into character from dullness into vigor and beauty, under the 'charming wand' of love. 'But let us proceed: "On a glittering night in August, we saw light flashing about the house,and people hurry ing up and down, as on some urgent occasion, by degrees the tumult subsided, the passings backwards and forwards became less frequent, and at last tranquility was restored. A single light burning in an upper window, alone, told that some onekeptwatch throughout the night. The next morning the knocker of the house *e was (we were told) shrouded in white leather, s, and the lady had brought her husband a child! We drank to its health in wine. e "For a few days quiet hung upon the house. o And it was doomed speedily to depart. Hurry and alarm came again. Lights were seen once e more flickering to and fro. The physician's scarriage was heard. It came, and departed. e The maid now held her apron to her eyes. The It husband, burying his face in his hand, strove ! (how vainly!) to hide a world of grief. Ere - long the bed room window was thrown open, the shutters of the house were closed, and in e a week a hearse was at the door. The mystery d was at an end, she was dead! e "She died! No poet ever wove around her e the gaudy tisue of his verse. The grave she - sleeps in is probably nothing more than the it common mould. Her name even is unknown. But what of this? She lived and died, and was lamented. The proudest can boast of little r more. She made the light and happin ss of one mortal creature, fond and fragile as herself n and for a name, a tomb! Alas! for all the pur poses of love, nothing is wanting save a little earth-nothing but to know the spot where the I beloved one rests forever. We fear, indeed, to gI ive the creature whom we have hoarded in our - hearts to the deep and ever shifting waters-to t the oblivion of the sea! We desire to know I where it is that we have laid our laded treasure. Otherwise, the pilgrimage is as easy and as painful to the simple church-yard hillock, as to t i the vault in which the king reposes. The gloomy s arches of stately tombs, what are they to the 1 grandeur of the over hanging heavens! and the cold and ghastly marble, hov.poor and hideous it is, in comparison with the turf whereon many a daisy grows! "The child survived. The cares lately ex hausted on another, were now concentrated on - a little child The solemn doctors came, and 0 prescribed for it, and took their golden fees. - The nurse transferred to it her ready smiles. The services which had been purchased for the e mother, were now the property of another . claimant. Even the father turned towards it all Y of his heart which was not in the grave. "But all would not do. A month, 'a little month," and theshutters were again closed. Y Another funeral followed swift upon the last. e The mother and her child were again together. tI "From this period a marked change rose in the man's character. The grief which bowed him down at his S fe's (relieved a little by the - care whch he bestowed upon her child,) now t changed to a sullen or reckless indifference. In the morning he was clouded and oppresscd,but at night, a madness and dissonant jolitv (the Y madness of wine) usurped the place of the 0 early sorrow. His orgies were often carried e into morning. Sometimes he drank with wild - companions, sometimes he was seen alone, stag gering towards the window,stupid and bloated, ere the last light of the autumn sunset concealed d him from our sight. There were steadier inter d vals indeed, when reflection would come upon e him-perhaps remorse, when he would gaze - with a grave (or oftener a sad) look upon a few withered flowers that had once flourished in it this ,gay window. What was lie then thinking " of? Of vanished hopes and happy hours? Of t her patience, her gentleness, her deep untiring V love? Why did he not summon up more cheer r mfil visions? Where was his old vivacity, his young and happy spirit? The world offered the same allurements as before, with the exception - of only one single joy. Oh! but that was all. That was the one hope, the one thought, that e had grown vast and absorbed all other. That n was the mirror which had reflected happinesss sa thousand ways. Under that influence the n present, the past, the bright to comen-all had il seemed to cast back upon him the picture of it innumerable blessings. Hie had trod even in l-dreams, upon a sunny shore. And now--! e "But why prolong the pain and disgrace of the'story? He fell, from step to step. Sickness was on his body, despair was on his mind. IIe 1 shrank and wasted away, 'old before his time,' e and might have subsided into a paralyzed crip n ple or a moody idiot had not death, (for once a v friend,) come suddenly to himp and rescued him I from further misery. "lie died, as )is wife and child died before e him. TIe same signs were there-the unnatu ' ral quiet--the closed shutters-and tile funeral train. But all, in their time disappeared, and Iin a few weeks workmen came thwnging again to tle empty house, the rooms were again a scoured-the wall beautified. The sameboard , which two years before had been nailed to the : wall, with the significant words 'to let,' upon it, was again fixed there. Itseemed almost as 3 though the old time had returned again, and a that the interval was nothing buta dream." "And tlihat is all? Yes, that is all. I wish s that I could have crowned my little tale with a brighter ending. Butit was not to be. .I wish , even that I could have made it more heroic, or Shave developed some grand moral for your use. SAs it is. it contains little beyond the common threadbare story of human life-first hope,and f then enjoyment, and then sorrow-all ending quietly in the grave. Tt is an ancient tale. The I veins irun through man'stnany histories. Some of them may present seeming varieties-a life Swithout hope or joy--r a career beginning' Sgaily, and running merrily to its close. But - this is because we do not read the inner secrets Sof the soul--the thousand, thousand small pul t sations, which yield pain or pleasure to the hu mnan mind. Be assured that there is no more an equality or stagnation in timhe heart, than in, Sthe ever-mnoviner ocean. L I IHe ci lovIritr ocean. You will ask ~e, perhaps, to pointout some - thing from which you may derive a profitable SIsson. Are you to learn how to regulate your · passions? to arm your heart with iron precepts? pto let in neither too much love nor sorrow? and 1 to shut out all despair? Some wise fiiend will tell you that you may learn, by precepts,never to lean too much on others; for that thereby you lose your independent mind. To be the toy of a woman-to rest your happiness on the exis tence of a fragile girl, whom the breath of the east wind may blow into dust-it is any thing 1 but the act of a wise and prudent man. And to grieve for her after she is dead! For my part, I can derive nothing for you firom my story,except perhaps that it may teach Syou like every tale of human suffering, tosym pathize with your kind. And this, methinks, is better, and possibly quite as necessary, as any high wrought or stern example, which shuts the heart up, instead of persuading it to expand, which teaches prudence instead of love, and re duces the aim of a good man's life to a low r and sordid mark, which all are able, and most f of us too well contented to reach. We should not commit ourselves to the fields and inhale the fresh breath of the spring; merely to gain strength to resume our dry cal culations, or to inflict hard names upon simple flowers. We should not read the sadness of domestic history, merely to extract some pru dent lesson for ourselves. We should open our hearts beneath these great influences, and endeavor to learn that we possess the right,the power, nay the wish (though it may sleep,) of doing good to others, to a degree that we little dream of. So persuaded am I of the truth, that I have invented a sentence wherein to enshrine it,and I hope that you will not entirely condemn, this until you have given it the consideration of a friend. Itis this--"Letbut the heart be opened and a thousand virtues will rush in." RIOT IN WLLuamssuna NEW YORK.-About two o'clock, on Tuesday afternoon week,a fear- c ful riot occurred between the special deputy a sheriffs and lrish, at the poll of the first dis- I trict, fourteenth ward, corner of second and north sixth streets, in which pistol shots were t exchanged, and clubs, and stones and other t s missiles were freely used. The deputies were r badly beaten, and three men are, it is feared in- a jured beyond recovery. The riot commenced, as near as could be as certained, in the following manner: An Irish- f man was challenged by deputy sheriffSilkworth t a fight ensued, when some eight or ten deputies who were on the other side of the street,rushed I into the room and commenced using their clubs - freely. The Irishmen, numbering some hun- y dreds, tore down fences and secured clubs, v stones, etc., and a general fight ensued, which a lasted over half an hour. The news of the riot I spread like wildfire. The fire alarm bells were rung, and hundreds of the citizens gathered in io the streets, but few were inclined to go to the ' scene, where it was reported that many persons a - were laying dead in the streets, and bullets were c flying in every direction. The e.citeoment was still further increased by T seeing persons who had been injured, carried c along by their friends, some apparently dead. The following is a list of the injured, as far as a could be ascertained: 1 Wrni. Henry Harrison, a member of engine a No. 3, residing in eighth street, near south sec- t ond street, received a number of scalp wounds, t was not expected to live from one hour to I another. o . John H. S&mith, a member of engine Co. No. s 3, badly bruised and skull supposed to be frac- f tured. Not expected to recover. Residingin t eighth street, near north second street. Charles Silkworth, deputy sheriff, residing at e 79 Grand street. Recovery doubtful. 1 Deputy sheriff Alanson Hays, received a t .scalp wound. Attended by dr. Smith, and was t able to be about. t Edward Wade, deputy, received a severe i scalp wound over the left temple,another on the back of the I\ead, and had his left ear cut in two t iby a shot. Was attended by dr. Smith Lewis Russel, deputy, received several blows on the head with stones. John Rappeljee received a severe cut across i the nose. b o Win. Wright as badly beaten about the t head. 1 Mr. Francis Harrison, an aged and respecta ble citizen, was badly beaten. Several shots were exchanged, but no one s injured. A number of Irishwomen were seen f furnishing bludgeons to their friends. j We have not learned of any Irishmen being I seriously injured. Great excitement prevailed Samong the Americans, and many persons were i arriving from Brooklyn and New York-many f thoroughly armed. Respectable American citizens were not al lowed to vote at this poll, and instances oc curred where they had their coats torn from their backs in attempting to exercise their right of suffrage. H A RIVER BOATAN' S SToRr.-We have small f confidence in the "old Ohio pilots," they tells Ssuch awfully large stories. We remember a bear story of one's telling. He seemed to be a lieve it himself, for he told it with a gravity of e face that would ill comport `with its falsity. We a do not vouch for its verity, we simply tell it as the "old pilot" told it to us, one pleasant after t noon, as we were gliding along quietly down the Ohio, fighting mosquitoes, and watchingt the sun as he was sinking down in the western wilderness, casting the dark shadows of the I woods far out over the waters. f "Twenty years ago," said the "old pilot," as he lighted his stump of a pipe and seated himself on a whiskey keg, "there warn't a great m many people along the banks of the Ohi-o, ex cept Ingins and bears, and we didn't like to cultivate a very close friendship with either of' themi. I came out for some people over on the east side of the mountains, lookin' land with a company of four men who had hunted over the cotlltrv. We came down the Alleghany in two caniioes and shanteed on the Ohi-o, just below where the glleghany enters it. Early one morning, while my comrades were asleep, I rose and wpt across the river after a deer. for we wanted venison for breakfast. 1got abuck and was returning, when what should I see but a bear swimming the Ohi-o, and 1 put after him in chase. I soon overhauled the critter, and picked up my rifle to give him a settler, when I Sfound that in paddling I had spattered water into the canoe, wetting the priming and making a the thing of no more use than a stick. I didn't untlderstand much about the nature of the beast then, and thought I'd run him down and drown him, or knock him on the head. So I put the canoe right head on towards him, but when the bow touched him what did he do but reach his great paws up over the side of the boat and began to climb in. I hadn't bargained for that and felt mighty unpleasant, you may swear, at the prospect of having such a passenger. I hadn't time to get t him with my rifle until ,e came tumblin' into the bow of the dug-out, and as he seated himself on hisstern, showing as fine S a set of ivory as a body would wish to see. There we sat, lie in one end of the dug-out and I in the other, eyeing one another in a mrighty suspicious sort of way. He didn't seem in clined to come to my end of the canoe, and I was principled agin goingtowards his. I made ready to take to the water on short notice, but at the same time coicluded to paddle him ashore if he'd let me do it quietly. Well, I paddled away, the bear every now and then grinning at me, skinning his face till every tooth in his head stood right out, and grumbling to himself in a it way that seemed to say, "I wonder if that chap i is good to eat." I didn't say a word to him, i treatingf him all the time like a gentleman, but kept pullin' for the shore. When the canoe , touched the ground he clambered over the side i' and climbed up the bank,and,giving me an extra n grin, started off into the woods. I pushed the r dug-out back suddenly and gave him, as I felt safe, an extra war-whoop, which seemed to as tonish hlim, for he quickened his pace mightily, as if quite as glad as I was to part company. Iv'e never tried to drown a bear since, and shan't f undertake to doit again in a hurry." A couple of travelers lately took lodgings for about ten days at a tavern in York county, Pa., and fared sumptuously, drinking two or three bottles of wine daily. The last day a dispute arose about the speed of their horses, and they at last agreed to enter on the pro posed contest. The landlord was appointed judge, each being the rider of his own horse. When the were mounted, the judge like those at the Olympic games, gave the words, 'one, i two, three, and go!' Off they went, and have never been seen or heard of since, leaving the landlord fully compensated by having had the honor to be the judge who started them. We regret to have received tidings of another horrible murder near Red River of a citizen of i Alexandria. Mr. John C. Young, of Rapides ] parish, was murdered, by persons unknown, i eight miles from Harrisburg, Catahoula parish, ' and was brought home to his residence, Mr. 0. 1 N. Ogdon and Mr. Ryan, of Alexandria. No clew had at the latest account been found that I will lead to the discovery of the assassin or his , accomplices. . The following is an extract from a speech delivered by gen. Shields, the colleague of senator Douglas, on the 16th, inst., at Sprin field, Illinois: "Kansas and Nebraska are free now, and the people there would keep them free. The es tablishment of slavery in these territories was not only improbable, but impossible, and it was always wiser and better to let people work out a great. good for themselves than haveit forced upon them by others, this is the way in which freemen always do what is great and good, by their own free and voluntary act. This princi pie of non-intervention would not only keep Kansas and Nebraska what they are now-free -but would by its full and fair operation, if we acquire the continent to the isthmus of Darien work with such powerful force and effect that no man would ever see another slave territory on this continent." ° The authority of senator Shields, we presume ino democrat will deny. He speaks .from the book. His opinions and feelings are modeled after and controlled by the opinions and feelings of his more distinguished colleague, Stephen A. Douglas. We care not if the above sentiments were uttered from the "stump" and on the eve of an election. The high position which gen. Shields occupies in our national councils, as well as the entire confidence of his party enjoyed by him, forbid us, to suppose that even, on such an occasion, he would, so far, forget himself,as to utter willful falsehoods, in order to secure a temporary endorsemen of his own and senator Douglas' course upon the Nebraska bill. As suming then, that the distinguished general and senator, on the occasion of making the speech from which we have extracted the marrow, ut tered his real sentiments and views, we would commend them to the careful consideration of every southern democrat and whig. We be lieve senator Shields is right in his assertion that "Kansas and Nebraska are now free and the people there will keep them free." Look at I the character of the emigration which has been pouring into those territories since the "little giant" fixed up the cards upon the south. Nine tenths are from the north, sent out from the very hot-beds of abolitionism, for the sole pur pose of keeping those territories as they now are "free," and the cry is still they come. But as a southerner, we dislike very much to acknowl edge, what we fear is too true, that other asser tion of senator Shields, that the principle, estab lished by the passage of the Nebraska bill, will "by its full and fair operation if we acquire the continent to the Isthmus of Darien, work with such powerful force and effect that no man would ever see another slave territory on this continent. HOME TRUTIs.-The Woodville (Miss.) Re publican, in a notice of Oakland college, puts forth the following: "A tithe of the money squandered among the people of north by southerners, rightly ap plied, would support educational institutions among us of character and influence second to none. We do not deny but that, atpresent, we should send southern youths to northern colle ges, to be educated-and plainly, because we have not in the south such advantages as they can find by going from home. We have broad acres, millions of slaves, a genial climate, luxuriant soil, rich products, at this moment controlling the commerce of the world, and yet we have no colleges-at least, compared with northern institutions, their char acter and influence is feeble indeed. True, there are some individual exceptions, but gene rally speaking, our character for the means of home education is low very low, indeed. Our people live luxuriously, travel from home among strangers, in princely style,often making it a point to convey an awful impression of their wealth and ability to spend, by squandering their fortunes heedlessly for the sake of a pass ing remark. These things are done in New York,at Sara toga and Cape May, and even in Europe, by slave holders,every season. Men spend enough on a;single show dinner, or in chartering a steamboat cabin-all to make the crowd gape and stare, and silly newspapers comment upon it, enough, we say, to support a family for a year, and well educate their children-and yet ten to one if these men have ever given one cent for the great object of southern education. If the people of a great portion of a great coun try expect prosperity firom such conduct as this, fearful some day will be their awakening. This is just exactly what is in the way of educating our own children, we will not do our duty, we prefer to live while we live, and let posterity and the future take care of themselves. Many now living may not live to see the re sult themselves, but a heritage is being laid up, a harvest made ready, to which coming gene rations shall succeed, and which they shall reap as certain as man must always 'reap that which he soweth.' To ourr mind, these are simply stubborn, and at the same time fearful facts, and if the southern people will not awake to Stheir seriousness now, those to whom they I should have left different legacy will seriously, Sruinouslv realize it hereafter." VALUABLE DISCOVERY.-The Indian commis sioner at Washington has received advices that dr. G G. Shumard, who accompanied captain ii Marcy's expedition to the source of the big Washita and Brazos rivers, discovered a valu able substitute for gum arabic, which is called "gum mezquite.'' Dr. S. writes: The mezquite tree, from which this gum is obtained, is by iar the most abundant tree of the plains, covering thousands of miles of the surface, and always flourishes most luxuriantly in elevated anSl dry regions. The gum exudes spontaneously in a semi-fluid state from the bark of the trunk and branches, and soon hard ens by exposure to the atmosphere, forming more or less rounded and variously colored masses, weighing. each, from a few grains to several ounces. These soon bleach,and whiten 'tupon exposure to the light of the sun, and fi nally become nearly colorless, a semi-transpa rent, and often with minute fissures. The Washington Star says this is considered the most valuable discovery since gold was first found in California, and that the specimen for warded to the Indian bureau, which, if it differs from the gum-arabic imported from the east, differs so slightly as to beyond the discrimina tion of aught but chemical analysis. It will be a great source of revenue for Texas,New Mexi co, and the adjacent Indian territory. We sup Ipose this new discovery will be carefully exam ined into. FOREIGNERS IN TIIE UNITED STATES.-Accor Ading to Mr. DeBow. there are in the United States, 961,719 persons born in Ireland, 278, 675 in England, 70,550 in Scotland, 29,868 in Wales, or in Great Britain and Ireland 1,340, 812-considerably more than half of the for eign born residents of the country-in France, 54,069; Prussia, 10,549: rest of Germany, 573,225; Austria, 946; Switzerland, 13.358; Norway, 12,678; Holland, 9848; Sweden,3559; Spain, 3113; Italy, 3645; West Indies, 5772; Denmark, 1838; Belgium. 1313; Russia, 1414; Portugal, 1274; China, 758: Sandwich Islands, 558; Mexico1 13,317; South America, 1543. The number of foreigners who arrived in the United States in 1853 was 372,745; in 1854, 368,643. About 40 in every 100 Irish live in large cities, and about 36 in the 100 Germans, 56,214 persons bornin the United States reside in Canada.