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OL. _III. "_______ SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1854. N 17
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No. 65 Common street, (opposite the City Hotel,) ., , Orleans. d29-l.v BENJAMIN & MICOU, 4 TTORNEYS AT LAW, No. 49 Canal street, XNew Orleans. Will also practice in the Supreme St of the United States, Washington. C. ROSELIUS, .TTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW, <1 Custom-house street, New Orleans. o13 R. T. PARKER, 4 [TORNEY AT LAW, corner of Camp and Gra vier streets, New Orleans. o27 OSCAR ROUBIEU, CtTTON FACTOR k COJMIS810N IEBRCHANT, No. 61 CARONDELET STREET, - ,New Orleans. Srences at Shreveport: John P. Hailey. Robt. G. Harper. W. P. Winans. Judge Spofford. nov 9-ly* 5 .3 WRIGHT. ABRAHAM J. WRIGHT. A. J. WRIGHT & Co., S TTON FACTORS, CommissionandFor warding Merchants, No. 35 Carondelet street, Orleans. nov 2 "4-o;3 GREENWOOD. T. E. ADAMS. MOSES GREENWOOD & Co. ' ,MMISSION AND FORWARDING MER chants, 23 Carondelet street, New Orleans. ADDEN. J. M. SEIXA8. PURVIS, GLADDEN & Co., [Successors to Purvis, Wood & Co.,] TTON FACTORS and Commission Merchants, 1 :9 Gravier street, corner of St. Charles street, N. ; ns. s7-1y :. MSTRONG. ARNOLD HARRIS. N. ABI5RMS. ARMSTRONG, HARRIS & Co. ,TTON FACTORS, and AGENTS FOR THE United States Mail Line of steamships from ^c.N Orleans to San Francisco, California, and Oregon, Via Aspinwall, Navy Bay, and Panama. v,':ners leaving New Orleans on the 7th and 22d :or ":h month, at 8 o'clock, A.M. Office, 43 Natchez ;r,. ', NEW OaRL.Ans. dec I GEO. W. SHAW & Co. ( MMISSION MERCHANTS, Nd. 24 Poydras street, New Orleans. B. TOLEDANO & TAYLOR, - MMISSION MERCHANTS, Commercial Place Setween Camp and St. Charlessts.e New Orleans. PETERS, MILLARD & Co. "HOLESALE AND RETAIL GROCERS, Cor nerof Old I evee and Bienville streets, N.Orleans. THOMAS L. WHITE, 105 CANAL STREET, (second door below the .[echanics' and Traders' Bank,) New Orleans, Bookseller & Stationer, iLW, Medical, Miscellaneous and School Books. Writing Paper, viz: cap, letter and note. Wrap pri paper of various qualities; quills, steel pens,ink, t general assortment of BLANK Books. Country hants and teachers are requested to call and ex e the stock. j26-ly TIRRELL & BATES, MANUPACTURERS AND DEALERS IN Boots, Shoes and Hats, No. 15 OLD LEVEE, N. ORLEANS. 4;.,:,-tantly receiving from their own manufactory a! fresh and very extensive supply of BOOTS, SHOES AND BROGANS, a i. I they offer on as liberal terms as any other house. "egro Brogans in great variety always on hand. i nters and country merchants will find it to their n:i; ntage to give us a call. le highest price paid for hides. dec28 B. BROWER & Co. House Furnishing Store, No. 17 CaMP STREET, New Orleans. (Established 1832.) CIIINA, GLASS AND EARTHWARE SILVER PLATED, BRITANNIA, T ,'t. Wooden, Japanned and Iron ware.- Cutlery, Lamps, Brushes, Fenders, Andirons, Coal Scut ties, Shovels and Tongs, etc., etc., etc. 1 unluding every article required to furnish a house :except cabinet ware and dry goods.) A,.r.o-The celebrated Republic Cooking Stoves. tnov 2, 1853 Removal. TAYLOR, HADDEN & Co., i TAVE removed their CLOTHING ESTABLISH L MENT to No. 66 Canalstreet. They havejust l i ived from their manufactory, New York, a large -i ,k of CLOTHING, comprising every quality and I i ed to the city and country trade, which they offer o, sealers on liberal terms. N. Orleans, July 7, 1853. C. LUS FLINT. J. Ii JONES C. FLINT & JONES, Wholesale and retail dealers in fashionable cabinet F U RNITURE, Chairs, feathers, moss and hair mattresses, curled hair, hIair cloth, varnish, etc., Nos. 46 and 48 Royal street, sew Orleans. nov 9,1833 J. H. WARNER & Co., J. C. SILVY, Agent, Dealers in S Watches and Jewelry, A ad manufacturers of superior Gold Pens, etc., etc., MAGAZINE STREET, NEw ORLEANS. Watches carefully repaired. oct 4-tf No. 49 Camp street, New Orleans. SAMUEL E. MOORE & Co., Importers of * Crockery, China and GLASSWARE, Plated, Britannia, Ja S'pantand Tinwsae- lheV ock 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. am to their stock. nov 2, 1853 Newark Saddlery Warehouse. e ANDREW G. BULL & Co., N~ 71 CANAL STREET, (between Camp and Magazine streets,) Nea OaLsaNs. ' f ANUFACTURERS and Importers of Saddlery i9 L and Saddleware, havoconstantly on hand a large a'r complete assortment of Saddles, Martingales, Trunks, Whips, Skirting, Harness and Bridle Leather, itXfoskins. Saddlers' Tools and Trimmings of every lde.-.ription dec 21,1853 i E. M. RUSHA, i IMroRTsR of d Foreign Wines & Liquors, And, dealer in Domesti Spirits, Nos. 54 ADo 56 Baroox STREET, (late Girod street,) if r NEw OatrsaxNs. o -.I EEPS constantly on hand a general assortment c 1.. of Frehch Brandies, Wines, Fruits in Liquor; as-. I sorted cordials, bitters, essence peppermint, Curago, o anisette, etc.,etc., etc. nov14. 1853 f THOMAS M'INTYRE, (1 ENERAL COLLECTOR, No. 28 Camp st., New4 k. Orleans. Bills collected in any part of the citri or its vicinity, and the proceedsimmediately remitted[ Refer to Dr. Warren Stone, Dr. Boyer, and L. C. Dili lard, Esq. m91y o tDR. GlUSTINE'S OFFICE C For the Treatment of Diseases of the ErE ann Imperfections of Vision, No. 135 ST. CBrlALS STREE, opposite Lafayette Square, New Orleans. All surgV cal operztioos upon the Eye attended to. Such as [ Cataract, Squtinting, tihe insertion of Artifcial Eye., h etc., etc. jan I, 1854 b T--UST eei '-.T. tcco u .b ires 37 - New O.jleans & Texas U. S. Mail Line. 1ivery knaday and Thursday. LOUISIANA. Captain W. H. Talbot. MEXICO, " John Lawless. PERSEVERANCE, Capt. Henry Place. CHARLES MORGAN, Capt. J. Y. Lawless. One of the above new and magnificent steamships will leave for Galveston, Indianola and Matagorda Bay every Sunday and Tharsday, at 8 o'clock, A. m., punc tually. For freight or passage, (having elegant accommo dations,) apply to HARRIS & MORGAN, Foot of Julia street, opposite steamship landing. nov 15, 1854. H. P. BUCKLEY, (Late Young & Co.,) 8 Camp street, New Orleans, Watchmaker, Jeweller & Silversmith, a 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. Finge- rings, ear-rings, breast-pins, cuff-pins, etc. Diamond pins and rings, Spectacles fof every age, in gold, silver, steel and tIrtoise shell frames; Silver .are, W'arranted pure as coin, consisting of ta Ille, tea etnd dessert spoons; Silve table and dessert forks, ladles, butter knives, ttustard and salt spoons, sugar tongs, etc. :Plate. ware, consisting of castors, candlesticks, waiters, etc. .Havingl been always engaged in the mechanical part of the business, all watches sent for repairs will have the strictest persoual attention; and having every facil ity for making any portion of a watch, he will be ena bled to work on very reasonable terms. lT' Jewelry made to order and repaired. Diamonds reset in the latest style. Canes mounted in gold and silver. nov 15, 1854 iouse Fursnislhing Qoods, Wholesale and Retail Nose 73 & 75 CAMP STREET, NEW ORLEANS. DETESLr.NED to reduce our stock of Goods, we will hereafter sell at Lower Prices than has ever before been offered in this city. IThosein want of the following articles will do well t) call: Queeiisware, Glass and China Ware; Iohcemian Ware; Birmingham Ware; Rich China Vases and Fine Silver-Plated Ware. Parlor and Hall Latmps and Girondoles; Rii.h Tea Trays and Waiters, in sets or single; Wine Table Cutlery, and Housekeeping Hardware; Enameled and Hollow-Ware; Britannia, Planished Tin and Japanned Ware; Woolen and Willow Ware; **jather Dusters, Brushes, of all kinds; apcr Hangings and Borders; Door Mats; Window Cornishes, Cords and Tassels; Cur ain Bands and Curtain Pins, etc. n..v8, 1854-ly MILLER, HARRIS& WALDO. J. West, Practical Dentist, s 112 ST. CHARLES STREET, near the cor ner of Poydras, would respect fully in form ladies and gentlemen visiting New Orldans that he performs all operations on the teeth, in ,S most skillful and satisfactory manner. The superiority of J. W.'s Artificial Teeth above all others, have been long well known and appreciated by hundreds who are enjoying the benefits of them. Per son' desirous of availing themselves of such, would do well to call and examine his specimens. Dental depot for the sale of Teeth, Foil, Instruments, etc: Office and residence 112 St. Charles street, near theicorner of Poydras. feb 1, 1854-1 MAISON DE SANTE. (orner of Canal and Claiborne streets, N. Orleans. P-FL_ THIS Institution now under the direction 1f~i of the SISTERS OF CHARITY, has been s put in complete order, and is ready for the re eption of patients. The rooms are spacious, well veitilated, and have every convenience for the sick. Pc son, visiting this Institution for medical treatment will receive, under the care of the Sisters of Charity, alP 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 'E.SrRANDT. IResident Physician and Surgeon, Dr. P. C. BOYER. r The terms of admission are from one to five dollars jper day. Patients depositing in advance for the time they remain in the Institution. Capital Surgical Oper at.ons charged for extra. ,For further information, apply to the SISTER So PFRIORt OF THE INSTITUTION, or to the Resident Phy si:ian. jan 25.1854 WATER COLORS. ;Newman's, Ackeman's, Reeves & Son's, Osborne's. JUST received a large stock of above CotoRs,in cakes and in mahogany and rosewood boxes, with lock and key. Also, German Colors, in cakes and boxes, a fiile assortment. Oil colors, in tubs---English and American; Canvases for Portraits in frames of 8x10to42x56 Convas in rolls, front 36 to 66 inches wide; Strechers for canvases, of all sir.ee; * 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. IU. French and American PAPER HANGINGS. ....WINDOW GLASS, &e...... 50)10 bxs American Window Glass, all sizes; 700 do English and Frenclh,lrom 8x10 to 33x65 300 lights fine Plate Glass; 120 bxs double thick American, from 8xl10 to 20x30 1000 lights colored glass; 100 Glazier Diamonds; 500 bundles glazier tins; 10 tons White Lead, in 25 to 700 lb kegs; 15000 canisters and kegs colored paints, in I oz to 100 lb packages; 12500 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 found at R. CLANNON's, nov 2, 1853 46 Canal street, New Orleans LEEDS' FOUNDRY, CORNER OF DELORD & FOUOCHER STREETS, NEW ORLEANS. IS prepared to furnish vertical and hor izontal Steam Engines, Sugar Mills, Vacuum Pans, Sugar Kettles, Clarifi ers, Filters, steam and horse power Draining Machines, Saw Mills, Gin Geering, Iron Columns and Fronts for buildings Furnace Mouths, Grate Bars, !etc., and all machinery required for the South. They respectfully call the particular attention of the planters of Louisiana and the adjoining States to their style of Steam Engines, Sugar Mills, Vaccuum Pans and Draining W h e el s, which for strength, durabil ity and convenience, have not been excelled. New Orleans, February 8, 1854. ly. Phila. Saddlery WVarehlouse. [Sign or the Golden Horse Head.] No. 6 Magazine, near Canal street, NEW ORLEANS. MAGEE & KNEASS, Dealers in Saddlery, Harness and Trunks, Leather Materials and Find ings 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 for steam joints and boilers, belting for machinery and other articles. Peacock and Carey PLOUGHS, on 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 SOUTHERN MANUFACTORY OF Saddles, Bridles, Harness, &c. On Texas street, Shreveport-opposite the Nelson House. THE subscriber, having estab lished himself in the above busi ness, is now prepared to manu facture every thing in his line at the shortest notice and of the I very best material,the workman. ship uneqhelled by any in the - south. Gin Band Leather al wayson 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. jy6i-1y H. A. ZOLL. CQ UGAR--On hand and for sale, Havana, Louisaina, c3 toaf, crushed, powdered. clarified end granulated. 1 OGbLESSY A6GRIBWOLD. C. M. SIMPSON, DEALER IN DRY GOODS, 116 Canal street, (Tearo's Row,) New Orleans. N referring you to my card above, I would respect fully invite your attention to my large and well se lected stock of Staple, Domestic, Silk, And Fancy Dry Goods, Also-Gentlemen's Farnishing Goods, all of which have been selected with great care and with a view to the wants of the southern trade,which enables me to place before my customers a larger and better assorted stock than can be found elsewhere in this city. Particular attention has been paid in the selection of Plantation and Housekeeping Goods, an assortment of which will be found complete, thereby saving the necessity of making purchases in several houses to fill orders for dry goods. An early call is respectfully so licited. C. M. SIMPSON, 116 Canal street, Touro's Row, dec 6, 1854 New Orleans. P. P.-Partical attention paid to orders. POOLEY, NICHOL & Co., (Successors to John Hunt,) Florida Yellow Pine Lumber Yard, Corner of Cedar and Julia streets-New Basin, NEW O.LEANS. SUPERIOR Dressed, Tongued and Grooved Floor ing and Ceile,g, 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. ap5-1y* WM. P.CONVERSE. T. M. CONVERSE. W.P. CONVERSE, IR. CONVERSE & Co., GROCERS And dealers in Western Produce, Corner 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, WINES and GROCERIES generally; together with every description of Western Produce. January 4, 1854-1yis ---re JED'H. WATERMAN. CHAS. M. WATERMAN. J. WATERMAN & BROTHER, HARDWARE MERCHANTS, Corner of Common and Magazine streets, New Orleans. HAVE ol hand and are daily receiving by foreign and S domestic arrivals, a gene ral assortment of articles, comprising in part as follows: , Hardware, Cutlery, &c. Iron, Steel, Nails, Rope, Axes, Chains, Scythes, Carpenter's Tools, complete, Cooper's Tools, complete, Anvi!s, Vices, Bellows, Stock and Dies, Screwplates, Ploughs, Hay Cutters, Corn Shellers, Agricultural Implements, Mill, Cross-cut and Pit Saws, 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 barrer Guns, Coffee Heclas, Chafing Dishes, Chinese Gongs, Iron Bedsteads, Britannia and Plated Ware, - a Meat Cutters, Sausage Stuflers, Stock Kettles, Portable Forges, nov15, 1854 Seines, Fishing Tackle. etc etc. DAVID TAYLOR & Co., Boots, Shoes and Hats. NEW STORE, No. 41 Magazine street, opposite the Arcade, DAVID TAYLOR & Co., inform 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 lHats, 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 consideratfbn the time consumed in shipments, with the extra expenses attendant upon such purchases. Purchasers are in vited to call and examine the large stock of the above named goods, which will be sold on the most liberal terms. N. Orleans, Feb. 8, 1854-1y Drugs, Medicines, &c. THE subscriber has now a complete assortment of fresh Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Preparations, Paints, Oils, Glassware, Perfumery, etc., and would respectfully call the attention of country merchants, druggists, physicians and planters to the same--which will be sold on the most reasonable terms-among which are the following articles: 1000 ozs sulph: quinine, 200 lbs pow'd rfbarb, 100 " sulph: morphine, 100 tlbs ipecac, 100 " strychnine, 500 lbs senna, 200 " nitrate silver, :1500 lbs gum arabic, 10 bbls refi'd camphor, j 500 lbs tartaric acid, 100 kegs sup: carb: soda, 200 lbs blue mass, 25 bbls epsom salts, 200 lbs calomel, E.aA., 20 casks sal soda, a00 lbs indigo, 25 bbls copperas, 50 lbs chloroform, 10 bbls madder, 20 gross seid'z powders, 25 bbls castor oil, 25 yeast " 20 bbls linseed oil, 25 " soda " 40 bbls alcohol, 300 bottles aq: ammonia, 1000 bxs window glass, 200 " sp: nitre, 1500 hxs ass'd glassware; 200 " sulph: ether, 10 bbls putty), 40 gross sugar lemons. A full assortment of Patent Medicines, Paints of all kinds, Surgical Instruments of every description, Per fumery, etc., etc. G. N. MORISON, Wholesale Druggist, 12 Magazine st., dec 14, 1853 New Orleans. CHINN & BOLTON, Wholesale and Retail Druggists, No. 61 ST. CHARLES STEEET-(Corner above the St. Charles Hotel)-New Orleans. OFFER for sale to PLANTERS, PHrSItIAN~S and Mer chants, an extensive stock of Pure MIedicines, Chemicals, Oils, AND PATENT MEDICINES, of the past year's importation. Physicians and Plan ters will find in their establishment every article of Medicine; also every description of Instruments that' they may require. Merchants will find Fancy Soaps, Colognes, Medi cine Chests, and Patent Medicines at MIANUFACTURER'S prices and terms. Persons visiting the city will, on application, be fur nished with a book containing a list of every article in their line, as the number and variety of articles are too great for newspaper publication. Their terms and prices will be as reasonable as any heose in the southern country, and their goods will be packed and marked so as to suit the requirements of planters. [ll A constant supply of FRENCH BRANDIES and WINES for megicinal purposes always on hand. New Orleans, January 25, 1854. ly Drugs, Medicines & Chemicals. THE attention of planters and others is di rected to the large and carefully selected assortment of GENUINE MEDnICNts and their preparations, constantly for sale at fair prices by Da. EDW. JENNER COXE, Druggist, Camp street, near Poydrns, New Orleans. Dr. Edw. Jenner Coxe's Preparations, Too long and favorably known to require more than their announcement. SOUTHERN COUGH SYRUPS, For coughs and other affections of the lungs. EXTRACT OF COPAIVA, SARSAPARILLA & CUBEBS, With full directions, which, if duly followed, the result will be all that is required. BLACKBERRY AND DEWBERRY CORDIALS, For Dysentery and Diarheea. THE CHOLERA REMEDY, Consisting of a syrup and pills, with full directions for the different stages of this disease. POWDER AND OINTMENT, For the relief and cure of Hemorrhoids, or Piles. TONIC AGUE SYRUP AND PILLS, Very rarely has this combination been known to fail, even in the most severe and stubborn cases. COXE'S HIVE SYRUP. In that sudden and dangerous disease, Croup,or Hives, this remedy, prepared as it should be, will scarcely ev er fail to arrest the progress of that disease, or cure even the worst forms. 0om Particular attention devoted to the treatment of Consumption and Bronchitis, and plan of proceeding to ward them of, when, from hereditary or acquired predisposition, these generally incurable diseases nay manifest the first symptoms. DR. E. J. COXE, dec 14, 1853 Camp st., near Poydras, N. Orleans. 5. PACKAGES CHOICE BRANDIES, WINES and WHISKEY for sale by j15 L. E. CARTER. 1500 PAIR best oak tanned RUrSETTS, for E. H. JORDAN. XAILS.-75 keas Nails, assorted from 4d to 60d, ." tor salc by j]7 WALTERS & REDUE , Meena Dimity. Fashion is arbitrary, we all know. What it was that originally gave Sassafras street the right to despise Pepperidge street, the oldest inhabitant of the village of Slimford could not positively say. The court-house and jail were in Sassafras street, but the orthodox church and female seminary were in Pepperidge street. Two directors of the Slimford bank lived in Sassafras street-two in Pepperidge street. The Diaper family lived in Sassafras street the Dimity family in Pepperidge street, and the fathers of the Diaper girls and the Dimitygirls were worth about the same money, and had both made it in the lumber line. There was no difference to speak" of in their respective modes of living-none in the family grave-stones or church powers. Yet, deny it who liked, the Diapers were the .aristocracy of Slimford. It may be a prejudice, but I am inclined to think there is always s'omething in a nose. (I am abot to mention a trifle, but trifles are the beginning of most things, and I would account for the pride paramount of the Diapers, if it is any way possible.) The most stylish of the Miss Diapers-Harriet Diaper-had a nose like his grace the duke of Wellington. Neither her father nor mother had such a feature, but there was a foreign umbrella in the family, with ex actly the same shaped noseon the ivory handle. Old Diaper had once kept a tavern, and he had taken this umbrella from a stranger for a night's lodging. But that is ineither here nor there, To the nose of Harriet Diaper, resistlessly and instinctly, the Dimity girls had knocked under at school. There was authority in it, for the American eagle had such anose, and the duke of Wellington had such a nose, and when, to these two warlike instances, was added the nose of Harriet Diaper, the tripod stood firm. Am I visionary in believing that the authority intro duced into that village by a foreigner's umbrella (so unaccountable is fate!) gave the dynasty to the Diapers? I have mentioned but two families-one in each of the two principal, streets of Slimford. Having a little story to tell, I cannot afford to distract my narrative with unnecessary 'asides,' and I must not only omit all description of the other Sassafrasers and Pepperidgers, but I must leave to your imagination several Miss Diapers and several Miss Dimitys. Harriet Diaper and Meena Dimity being the two exclusive objects of my hero's Sunday and evening attention. For eleven months in the year, the loves of the ladies of Slimford were presided over by in digenuous cupids. Brown Crash and the other boys of the village had the Diapers and the Dimitys for that respectable period to them selves. The remaining month, when their sun of favor was eclipsed, was during the falling of the leaf, when the drummers came up to dun. The tonnish clerks of the dry goods merchants were too much for the provincials. Brown Crash knocked under and sulked-owing, as he said, to the melancholy depression accompanying the fall of the deciduous vegetation-but Ihave not yet introduced you to my hero. Brown Crash was the Slimford stage-agent. He was the son of a retired watch-maker, and had been laughed at in.his boyhood for what they called his "airs." He loved, even as a lad, to be at the tavern when the stage came in and help out the ladies, with instinctive leisure liness he pulled off his cap,*as soon after the "whoa-hup" as was necessary-and no sooner -and asked the ladies if they would "alight and take dinner," with a seductive smile that began, as the landlord said, "to pay." Hence his promotion. At sixteen, he was nominated stage-agent, and thence-forward was the most conspicuous man in the village-for -"man" he was, if speech and gait go for any thing. But we must minister a moment to the reader's inner sense, for we do not write altogether for Slimford comprehension. Brown Crash had something in his composition "above the vul gar." If men's qualities were mixed like salads, and I were giving a "recipe for Brown Crash es," in Mrs. Glass' style, I should say his two principal ingrediments were a dictionary and a Shanghai cock-for his language was as ornate as his style of ambulation was deliberate and imposing. What Brown Crash would have been born right honorable, I leave (with the smaller Diapers and Dimitys) to the reader's fancy. My object is to show what he was, minus patrician nurture and .caluation. Words, with Brown Crash, were susceptible of being dirtied by use. He liked a clean towel-he preferred an un used phrase. But here stopped his peculiarities. Below the epidermis he was like other men subject to like tastes and passions. And if he expressed his loves and hates with grandilo quent imagery, they were the honest loves and hates of a week-day world, no finer nor flimsier for their bedecked plumage. To use his own phrase, Brown frequented' but two ladies in Slimford, Miss Harrier Diaper, and Miss Meena Dimity. The first we have de scribed in describing her nose, forher remain der was comparatively incensiderable. The latter was "a love," and, of course; had nothing particular about her. She was alamp-noth ing till lighted. She was a mantle-nothing, except as wo'rn by the owner. She was a mirror -blank and unconscious till something came to be reflected. She was any thing, loved--un loved, nothing! And this (it is our opinion, after half a liTe) is the most delicious adorable variety of woman that has yet been spared to us from the museum of specimen angels. (A remark of Brown Crash's, by the way,of which he may as well have the credit.) Now Mr. Crash had an ambitious weakness for the best society, and he liked to appear in timatewith the Diapers. Butin Meena Dimity there was a secret charm, which made him wish she was an ever-to-be-handed-out lady-stage passenger. He could have given her a hand, and brought in her umbrella and bandbox, all day long. In his hours of pride, he thought of the Diapers-in his hours of affection, of Meena Dimity. But the Diapers looked down upon the Dimitys, and to play his card delicate ly between Harriet and Meena took all the di plomacy of Brown Crash. The unconscious Meena would walk up Sassafras street, when she had his arm, and the scornful Harriet would be there, with her nose over the front gate, to sneer at them. He managed as well as he could. He went on light evenings to the Diapers-on dark evenings to the Dimitys. He took town walks with the Dimitys. But his acquaintance with the Diapers hung by the eyelids. Harriet liked him, for he was the only beau in Slimford whose manners were not belittled beside her nose. But her acquaintance with him was a condescension, and he well knew that he could not "hold her by the nose," if she- were offen ded. Oh no! Though their respective progeni tors were of no very unequal rank-though a horologist and a "boss lumber man" might abstractly be equals-the Diapers had the power! Yes-they could lift him to themselves or dash him down to the Dimitys, and all Slim ford would agree in the latter case, that he was a small potato! But a change came over the spirit of Brown Crash's dream! The drummers were lording it in Slimford, and Brown, reduced to Meena Dimity, (for he was too proud to play second fiddle to a town dandy) was walking with her on a dark night, past the Diapers. The Dia pers were hanging over the gate, unluckily, and their Pearl street admirers sitting on the top rail of the fence. - "Who is it?" said a strange voice. The reply, sent upward from a scornfully projecting under lip, rebounded in echoes from the tense nose of Miss Diaper. "A Mr. Crash, and a girl from the back street!" It was enough. A hot spot on his cheek a warm rim round his eyes-a pimply pricking in his skin, and it was all over! His vow was made. He coldly bid Meens good night, at her father's door, and went home and counted his money. And from that hour, without re gard to sex, he secretly accepted shillings from gratified travelers, and "stood treat" no more! Saratoga was crowded with the dispersed nuclei of the metropolises. Fashion wealth and beauty were there. Brown Crash was there, on his return from a tour to Niagiara and the lakes. "Brown Crash, esq.," was one of the nota bilities of Congress hall. Here and there a dandy "could not quite make him out," but there was evidently something uncommon about him. The ladies thought him "of the old school of politeness," and the politicians thought he had the air of one used to influence in his county. His language was certainly very choice arid peculiar, and his gait was conscious dignity itself. He must have been carefully educated, yet his manners were popular, and he was particularly courteous on a first intro duction. The elegance and ease with which he helped the ladies out of their carriages were particularly remarked, and a shrewd observer of manners said of him that "that point of high breeding was only acquired by daily habit. He must have been brought up where there were carriages and ladies." A member of con gress, who expected to run for governor, in quired his county, and took wine with him. His name was mentioned by the letter writers from the springs. Brown Crash was in his perihe lion! The season leaned to its close,and the follow ing paragraph appeared in the New York Ame rican: 'Fashionable intelligence-the company at the springs is breaking up. We understand that the vice president and Brown Crash, esq., have already left for their respective residences. The latter gentleman, it is understood, has formed a matrimonial engagement with a family of wealth and distinction from the south. We trust that these interesting bonds, binding together the leading families of the far-divided extremities of our country,may tend to strength en the tenacity of the great American Union!" It was not surprising that the class in Slim ford who knew every thing-to wit the millin ers,-moralized somewhat bitterly on Mr. Crash's devotion to the Diapers,after his return, and his consequent slightto Meena Dimity. "If j that was the effect of fashion and distinction on the heart, Mr. Crash was ieloome to his honors! Let him marry Miss Diaper, and they wished him much joy of her nose, but they would never believe that he had not ruthlessly broken the heart of Meena Dimity, and he ought to be ashamed of himself, if there was any shame in such a dandy!" But the milliners, though powerful people in their way, could little affect the momentum of Brown Crash's glories. The paragraph from the "American" had been copied into the Slim ford Advertiser,and the eyes of Sassafras street and Pepperi e street were alikebpened. They had undervalued their indigenous "prophet." I They had misinterpreted and mis-read the stamp of his superiority. He had been obliged to go from them to be recognized. But he was re turned. He was there, to have reparation made-justice done. And now what office would lie like, from assessor to path-master,and would he IV good enough to name it before the next town-meeting. Brown Crash was king of Slimford! And Harriet Diaper! The scorn from hir lip had gone, like the blue from a radish. Notes for "Brown Cash esq." showered from Sassafras street-bouquets, from old Diaper's front yard, glided to him, per black boy-no end to the en dearing attentions, undisguised and unequivo cal. Brown Crash and Harriet Diaper were engaged-if having the front parlor entirely given up to them of an evening meant any thing -if his being expected every night to tea meant anything-if his d~voted (though she thought rather cold) attentions meant anything. They did not mean anything! They all did not mean any thing! What does the orthodox minister do, the third Sunday after B3rown Crash's return,but read the banns of matrimony between that faithless man and Meena Dimity! But this was not not to be endured. Harriet Diaper had a cousin who was a "strapper!" He was boss of a saw-mill, in the next country, and he must be sent for. He was sent for. The fight was over. Boss Diaper had uin dertaken to flog Brown Crash, but it was a drawn battle, for the combatants had been pulled apart by their coat-tails. They stepped into the bar-room and stood, recovering their breath. The people of Slimford crowded in, and wanted tb have the matter talked over, Boss Diaper bolted out hisgrievance. "Gentlemen!" said Brown Crash, with one of his irresistible come-to-dinner smiles, "I am culpable, perhaps, in the minutime of this busi ness-justifiable, I trust you will say, in the general scope and tendency. You, all of you, probably, had mothers, and some of vou'have wives and sisters, and your "silver cord" natu rally sympathizes with a worsted woman. But gentlemen, you are republicans! You, all of you, are the rulers of a country very large in deed, and you are not limited in your views to one woman, nor to a thousand women-to one mile, nor a thousand miles. You generalize! You go for magnificent principles, gentlemen! Y'ou scorn hiigh-and-mightiness, and aristoc racy!" '"Hurra for Mr. Crash!" cried a stage driver from the outs le. "Well, genTlemen! In what I have done I have deserved well of a republican country! True, it has been my misfortune to roll my juggernaut of principle over the sensibilities of that gentleman's respectable female relative. But, gentleman, she offended, remedilossly and grossly, one of the sovereign people! She scorned oRe of earth's fairest daughters, who lives in the back street! Gentlemen, you know that pride tripped up Luciferl Shall a tip-top angel fall for it, and a young woman who is nothing particular be left scornfully standing? Shall Miss Diaper have more privileges than Lucifer? I appreciate your indignant negative! "But gentlemen, I am free to confess, I had also my republican, private end. You know my early history. You have witnessed my struggles to be respected by my honorable co temporaries. If it be my weakness to be sen sitive to the finger of scorn, be it so. You will know how to pardon me. But I will be brief. At a peculiar crisis of my acquaintance with Miss Diaper, I found it expedient to trans fer my untrammeled tenderness to POpperidge street. My heart had longbeen i'n Pepperidge street. But, gentlemen, to have doni it with out removing from before my eyes the contu melious finger of the pcorn of Sassafras street, was beyond my capabilities of endurance. In justice to my present 'future,' gentlemen, I felt that I must remove 'sour grapes' from my es cutcheon--that I must soar to a point, whence, swooping proudly to Meena :Dimity, I should pass the Diapers in"descending!" (Cheers and murmnurs.) ` a "Gentlemen and friends! This world is all a fleeting show. The bell has rung and I keep k you from your suppers. Briefly. I found the means to travel and test the ring of my metal - among unprejudiced strangers. I wished to g achieve distinction, and return to my birth-place s -but for what? Do me justice, gentlemen! ,t Not to lord it in Sassafras street! Not to carry I off a Diaper with a triumphant elation! Not to pounce on your aristocratic No 1, and link my a destiny with the disdainful Diapers! No! But ! to choose where I liked,,and have the credit of liking it! To have Slimford believe that if I 1 preferred their No. 2, it was because I liked it 2 better than their No. 1. Gentlemen, I am a re s publican! I may find my congenial spirit among i the wealthy-I may find it among the humble. But I want the liberty to choose. And I have achieved it--I trust you will permit me to say. a Having been honored by the dignitaries of a t metropolis-having consorted with a candidate t for gubernatorial distinction-having been re I corded in a public journal as a companion of s the vice president of this free and happy coun e try-you will believe me when I declare that I F prefer Pepperidge street to Sassafras-you will s credit my sincerity,when,having been approved v by the Diapers'.betters, I give them the go-by i for Dimitys! Gentlemen, I have done." The reader will not be surprised to learn that e Mr. Brown Crash is now a prominent member e of the legislature, and an excessive aristocrat r - Pepperidge street and very democratic f speeches to the contrary notwitstanding. e DR. GRAHAM'S CAsE.-The following nar ration of an interview with doct. Graham, in his prison, we copy from the New York Wall s street Journal. The facts stated, in relation to a his prison accommodations, treatment, etc., are strictly and literally true. He has been sub ject to rigid prison discipline; no favors have , been shown him, and no discrimination made - between him and those convicted of the most heinous and unmitigated offences. The reve lt lations made by the doctor of the animus, or mental condition under which the act of killing was committed, is deserving of credence, al though not admisable technically, as legal ev s idence, yet given under the circumstances, when not the least hope could be entertained that the statement would have any effect in mi m tigating his sentence or ameliorating his condi tion, it is certainly entitled to belief. Perhaps the worst enemy doct. Graham has will credit his solemn asservation, that he "had no malice against col. Loring, and did not intend to kill - him." We were intimately acquainted with doct. Graham for many years, and always found himea high-minded gentleman. We learn that the exceptions taken in the doctor's case came f up for argument in the superior court on the 18th ult., and the court, after an elaborate in vestigation, granted a writ of error on the ex ceptions, returnable at the next quarter term. r The judgment of the court of oyer and termi ner is therefore suspended, and no further ac tion will be had until the point in error shall have been disposed of. A CONVERSATION WITH DR. GaAIIa~..-Many persons suppose that station, wealth and friends, f have great influence in mitigating the punish I ment of criminals, but we have already shown that doct. Graham, notwithstanding all these t accessories, has been convicted of a much high er crime than many others tried about the same time, althongh he was much less guilty; and p on recently visiting him at the tombs, we were p more fully impressed with the fact that such - is not the case. We supposed that he might possibly enjoy larger liberty, and receive many favors denied i to others; -but he is confined withl the utmost rigor, and has to endure all the indignities com f mon to other prisoners. No one is permitted to enter the cell, not even his wife; and visitors are compelled to converse with him through his grated door. The doctor shook us warmly by the hand, "I am very glad to see you, sir; the sun shines so beautifully thatI almost envy you who have perfect liberty. We replied, 'doctor, public opinion is very much against you, and it is generally thought that you are suffering the penalty of your crime. I know it, replied he, but it my wife had been permitted to testify, and the public knew I all the circumstances of the case, they would think differpntly. In my heart I feel perfectly innocent of ever having premeditated any harm to col. Loring. We admitted that there were many mitiga ting circumstances in his case, but did not con sider him justifiable in killing col. Loring. We were open to conviction, however, and should like to hear a narrative of all the cir cumstances of the case. The doctor willing complied, and made the following statement, which, as near as recol lection will permit, we give in his own words: "I arrived in New York on the first day of August, 1854, at the St. Nicholas hotel, and immediately retired tothe room assigned me, and endeavored to get a servant by ringing the bell in my room, but found that it was out of order. i I then went into thg hall and rung the hall bell for a chaimbermaid; when she Scame she brought me what I ordered. After dressing for the day I went to the office and told one of the clerks that my bell did not ring; he told me he would have it attended to imme diately; Isupposed it hadjbeen put in order, as I had no occasion to try it until the next morn ing; upon failing to get an answer, as on the morning previous, I asked my wife if the bell had been fixed; she replied that it had not; I was naturally somnewhat annoyed, and went into the hall to ring for a chambermaid, when col. Loring came to his door, and in an angry and excited manner said "is it you ringing the bell?" I told him it was; he replied "you had a d-d sight better go to your room, and not disturb me and my wife." He then violently shut his door, and I rang the bell again; upon which col. Loring came to the door with his clothes on, and flourishing a large stick in his hand, threatened to dash my 'd-d brains out," at the same time using the most threatening language and gestures. My wife was in the hall at the time, being attracted by his loud and boisterous manner; I went immediately to my room and dressed myself; in the mean timemy wife went towards him to explain to him (as she says;) the reason why I rang the bell, and I at the same time to pacify him. As my fvife came into our own room I was just about lkav ing to go to the office, to complain about my bell, and order what I wanted. My wife, who saw col. Loring leave his room, did nottell me he had done so, nor did I for one moment doubt but that he was in his own room, until I mett him at the head of the stairs, coming from the office. As soon as he saw me he commenced I abusing me, and said he would havo we turned out of the house. He said I had disturbed him and his wife, and he would cut my d-d liver out; at the same time putting his hand under I his coat, and denouncing me as a G-d d-d e loafer, blackguarded, etc,, etc. I told him 1 did not want to have any difficulty with him t then. Hie then called me a scoundrel. I re plied. "You lie;" upon which he struck me a severe blow, completely stunning me, sending me a distance of at least six feet, and depriv- l ing me of conscience. Col. Loring advanced l upon me and I raised my cane to strike him, when he caught hold of it, and tried to wrest it fniom me. In the struggle, hb pulled offthe' c scabbard, and seized me by the throat with one hand, and with the other pressed close around me, crushing me underhim. I felt completely overpowered, and lost all consciousness. T'W first thing I remember was col. Loring cryin!r. "You have stabbed me." I then found ti~1 sword in my hand, apparently fast. Col. L, ing commenced to fall, still having his riglht hand around my body, so that in falling he iai mostpulled me down with him. After he h.t fallen, I found the sword in my right hand. bent in the shape of a crescent. Some one prv. ent said. "He is killed." I exclaimed. "Great God, 1 hope not; I hope he is not much hurt.': I did not know what to do, but determined to go down stairs and tell them at the office what had occurred, and ask them to send him immt diate aid. I felt that I could do nothing my self, being completely overwhelmed with con fusion; and any coolness I may have shown at the time were not real, for inwardly I prayt:r that he might be saved from death. I do me :. solemnly swear, as if in the presence of mn Creator, that I never bore any malice again!s col. Loring, and did not intend to kill him. 1 do not know when or how the stab was givec, and I also fully believed that col. Loring it tended to do me grievous bodily harm, and wa. in actual fear of my life. What I did arot from the promptings of that universal instine. of animated nature, self-preservation. My ceol science is free from guilt, and although doomi ed to suffer the penalty of the laws of man, . feel that in the eyes of Divine law I am notgul! ty. No one regrets more than myself the pail. ful circumstances of his death, and there is nt sacrifice that I would not make to restore him to life and to his family." The doctor's manner during the narration was solemn and impressive, and he has ful!v convinced us of the truth of his statement. I is the most probable solution of the catastrophe; and we do not consider it less reliable becau it was not proven on the trial either by tlu witnesses for the prosecution or defense. Ever v one who has had any opportunity for observa tion well knows that witnesses seldom, if eve-, agree in their statements. They may be equa;. ly honest, but in the excitement usually atten:i ing such a tragedy, they are easily mistaken. Besides, there are, unfortunately, many cit cumstances which can never be proven, :« part of the time there were no available wit nesses present. e Yesterday's Enquirer is particularly sava~e 11 upon general Cass. It formally excommunicates h him from the great democratic church. It h;s: d no further use for him-notwithstanding tl: it distinguished "squatter sovereignty" veteran e uttered in his late speech no more objectionabl. e sentiments than he had repeatedly avowed 'b: t- fore he became the Enquirer's candidate for t;: - presidency. Upon bended knees,he had often. . before that time, fervently "prayed for the aL,, lition of slavery everywhere." And yet, t i-: constituted then no bar to the Enquirer's sup II port of him for the highest position in the lan J The Enquirer thus speaks of this gray-hairf I y and illustrious democratic statesman: ", -If his language be correctly given in tl. report of his speech, he has severed the lah, n cord which bound him to the democracy of tih e south. Henceforth he must rank with Bent,,: and Van Buren, as one who has insulted our e feelings and betrayed our confidence. T:r, d weak attempt to serve two masters, to reconc:., le devotion to the constitution with submission '.; h abolitionism-an attempt to which he was pc: suaded by the suggestions of an undying am Li y tion-has placed him with those illustriou' d apostles, in the limbo of lost and dishonor,:? t politicians." inquiries of the freesoil convention, yielded li, ready assent to the platform of that party,whic,:. t required opposition to any more slave state-, o and to the admission of slavery into the terri!, ries, also, the abolition of slavery and the slave trade in the district of Columbia. In short, i s approved in toto the Buffalo platform. He c:ir e ried out his views in congress as far as he couldt by voting against the fugitive srye law. ' The same year the democratabf the city ,, t New York adopted Mr. Van Schaik, the free, I r candidate, as their candidate for mayor. The election in Ohio of the hon. Salmon i'. 1 Chase, freesoil democrat, by a coalition of dere v crats and frecsoilers, to the senate of the Unit .JI I states, might also be referred to. The election first of Robert Rantoul, jr., ;,, 2 then of Charles Sumner, both freesoilers to : senate of the United States, by a coalition 4 - democrats and freesoilers, open and flagran - presents two other cases to sustain the char:. S The "fact is notorious" that the democ;::':: I for the last five years have fallen in with i freesoilers and shared the spoils with t: whenever and wherever anything was to , made by fusion. It was only last year that r., whigs, by a grand rally were able to defeat coalitionists in Massachusetts. f These examples may suffice for to-day, I we have no desire to revive dark memorie I the Union at this moment of gloom, when : its philosophy will be required to bear the t tidings which the next month will bring vu,ý.' every breeze. No, we will forbear. [National Intelligence Sumner, the democratic U. S. senator, f: :: Massachusetts, recently delivered a speedc Worchester, in which he took occasion to u: the following extraordinary language: It is sometimes gravely urged that, since supreme court of the United States has affir the constitutionality of the fugitive act, tl only remains to us in all places, whethei public station or as private citizens, the dut absolute submission. Now, without stop to consider the soundness of their judgn:e affirming the constitutionality of this act, le: say that the constitution of the United St: as I understand it. exacts no such passive dience. And, in taking the oath toseppor constitution, I have sworn to support it understand it, and not as other men unders it. [Loud applause, when it had subsid, was followed by three rousing cheers for E ner.] In adopting this rule, which was authoritatively enunciated by Andrew Jackl when, as president of the United States, iit face of the decisions of the supreme cowu asserted the unconstitutionality of the ba desire to be understood as not acting hasti It is seen that Mr. Sumner quotes gen 3 son as his authority for this strange meth, I constitutional interpretation, and he is und< edly correct in swearing by Old Hickory. latter in enunciating this dogma, thought h( helping locofocoism to a sweeping argumer' every invasion of the great charter of our 1':, ties, but he little dreamed that at the same he was furnishing the abolitionists with a pon of both strength and cunning. Our s , ern democrats, who always winced when they were compelled to assent to gen. Jackson's views of constitutional construction, must now perceive that they would have been more hon est and more politic too, had they boldly de nounced it when first promulgated. They find that abolitionism, has got hold of it, and relies upon it for a compete justification of its infa mous war upon the constitution. In the Canadian legislature, composed of one hundred and thirty members, there are forty lawyers. The western papers complain of the unusual cold weather.