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VOL. III.I SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1854. I N 19.
ThE SouTH-WasTrRN is published weekly at TnREE oLLARS per annum, payable in advance-four dollars 'f not paid at the time of subscribing. Persons wish Iln to discontinue must give two weeks' notice. No pper stopped, except at the option of the publishers, until all arrearages are paid., ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of ONE DOL _ AR FPER SQUARE for the first insertion, and FIFTY CeTrs for each subsequent one. TEN LINES, or less, constitute a square. Liberal deductions made to those who advertise by the year. ATTORNEY AT LAW, No. 30 St. Charles street, iL New Orleans. Practices in the Supreme Court f Louisiana, and the United States Circuit and Dis trict Courts. W. C. is Commissioner for various States, and will take depositions, etc. CHAS. V. JONTE, S ECOND Justice of the Peace for the Parish of k Orleans, commissioner to take testimony, and commissioner for the States of Mississippi and Arkan sas, No. 65 Common street, (opposite the City Hotel,) New Orleans. - d29-ly' BENJAMIN & MICOU, A TTORNEYS AT LAW, No. 49 Canal street, . New Orleans. Will also practice in the Supreme Court of the United States, Washington. C. ROSELIUS, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW, Custom-house street, New Orleans. o13 E. T. PARKER, ATTORNEY AT LAW, corner of Camp and Gra Svier streets, New Orleans. o27 OSCAR ROUBIEU, COTTON FACTOR k COMMISSION MERCHANT, No. 61 CAnONDELET STREET, New Orleans. References at Shreveport: John P. Hailey. Robt. G. Harper. W. P. Winana. Judge Spoffird. nov 9-1yl JAM1ES WRIGHT. ABRAIIAM J. WRIGHT. A. J. WRIGHT & Co., COTTON FACT O R S, Commission and For warding Merchants, No. 35 Carondelet street, New Orleans. nov 2 NOSES GREENWoOD. T. E. ADAMS. MOSES GREENWOOD & Co. COMMISSION AND FORWARDING MER chants, 23 Carondelet street, New Orleans. U. GLADDEN. J. M. SEIXAS. PURVIS, GLADDEN & Co., [Successors to Purvis, Wood & Co.,a COTTON FACTORS and Commission Merchants, 99 Gravier street, corner of St. Charles street, N. Orleans. s7-l' R. ARMSTRONG. ARNOLD HARRIS. M. ABRAMS. ARMSTRONG, HARRIS & Co. COTTON FACTORS, and AGENTS FOR TILE United States Mail Line of steamships from New Orleans to San Francisco, California, and Oregon, Via Aspinwall, Navy Bay, and Panama. Steamers leaving New Orleans on the 7th and 22d of each month, at 8 o'clock, A.M. Office, 43 Natchez street, NEW ORLEANs. dec 1 GEO. W. SHAW & Co. C.OMMISSION MERCHANTS, No. 24 Poydras street, New Orleans. B. TOLEDANO & TAYLOR, COMMISSION MERCHANTS, Commercial Place (between Camp and St. Charles st..) New Orleans. PETERS, MILLARD & Co. TIIHOLESALE AND RETAIL GROCERS, Cor IV ner of Old Ledvee and Bienville streets, N.Orleans. THOMAS L. W1HITE, No. 105 CANAL STREET, (second door below the Mechanics' and Traders' Bank,) New Orleans, Bookseller & Stationer, r AW, Medical, Miscellaneous and School Books. .L. Writing Paper, viz: cap, letter and note. Wrap ping paper of various qualities; quills, steel pens,ink, and a general assortment of BLANK BOOKS. Country mnercihants and teachers are requested to call and ex amine the stock. j26-ly Remnoval. TAYLOR, HADDEN & Co., TTAVE removed their CLOTHING ESTABLISH I1 MENT to No. 66 Canal street. They have just received from their manufactory, New York, a large stock of CLOTHING, comprising every quality and suited to the city and country trade, which they offer to dealers on liberal terms. N. Orleans, July 7, 1853. CYKUS FLINT. J. I. JONES C. FLINT & JONES, oft Wholesale and retail dealers in fashionable cabinet FURNITURE, Chairs, feathers, moss and hair mattresses, curled hair, hair cloth, varnish, etc., Nos. 46 and 48 Royal street, sew Orleans. nov 9, 1854 TIRRELL & BATES, S IlANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS IN Boots, Shoes and Hats, No. 15 OLD LEVEE, N. ORLEANS. Constantly receiving from their own manufactory a fresh and very extensive supply of BOOTS, SHOES AND BROGANS, which they offer on as liberal terms as any other house. Negro Brogans in great variety always on hand. Planters and country merchants will find it to their advantage to give us a call. The highest price paid for hides. dec28 B. BROWER & Co. House Furnislhing Store, No. 17 CAMP STREET, New Orleans. CIHINA, 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. Including every article required to furnish a house (except cabinet ware and dry goods.) Also-The celebrated Republic Cooking Stoves. nov 2, 1853 J. H. WARNER & Co., J. C. SILVY, Agent, Dealers in ~Vatches and Jewelry, And 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 pan and Tinware. Their stock ofCrock cry and Glassware is at all times very extensive, their terms liberal, ad.pack 4ng guarantied in the safest manner. -Country mechants are invited to ex nmine their stock. nov 2, 1853 Newark Saddlery Warehouse. ANDREW G. BULL & Co., No. 71 CANAL STREET, (between Camp and Magazine streets,) NEw ORLEsN.. 1, ANUFACTURERS and Importers of Saddlery VI and Saddleware, have constantly on hand a large and complete assortment of Saddles, Martingales, Trunks, Whips, Skirting, Harness and Bridle Leather, Hogakine. Saddlers' Tools and Trimmings of every description dec 21,1853 E. 1. RUSHA, IMPORTER OF d Foreign Wi -ad & Liquors, Ad deler la Domestio Spirits, Nos. 54 AND 56 BRooGa STREET, (late Girod street,) NEw ORLASS. KT EEPS constantly on hand a general assortment .l. of French Bratdies, Wines, Fruits in Liquor; as sorted cordials, bitters, essence peppermint, Curago, , anisette, etc., etc., etc. nov14, 1853 THOMAS M'INTYRE, C1 ENERAL COLLECTOR, No. 28 Camp st., New .LTOrleants. 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. s1913 DR. GUSTflNES OFFICE For the Treatmraeotf Diseases of the EYE and Imperfections of Vision, No. 135 ST. C1ASLESTrEET, , opposite Lafayette Square, Ne ,Orleans. All surgi cal operations upon the -Eye atteded to. Spch as v Cataract, Squlntitg, the Insertion of ArtilalelEyes, h etc., etc. jan 1. 1854 b TUST received--Tosas o, variousbrands, from ? - J ete. to $1 ,b-. B s yr-P.C.& Co.Felvole, ° nmd Amerined. Pear I Stparah: Whiteend eiso Beps A 817egyWN & OUCLAM New Orleans & Texas U. 8. Mail Line. , Every Suaday and Thursday. LOUISIANA. Captain W. H. Talbot. MEXICO, " John Lawless. v PERSEVERANCE, Capt. Henry Place. CHARLES MORGAN, Capt. J. Y. Lawless. e One of this above new and magnificent steamships will leave for Galveston, Indianola and Matagorda0Bay every Sunday and Thursday, 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, Importer of fine Watches for la- - dies and gentlemen, of the most celebrated makers of England and Switzerland, made to his own order expressly in heavy cases (gold and silver,) and warranted standard fineness. Ladies' chatelaines and neck chains; Gent's guard, fob and vest chains, seals, keys, etc. Finger rings, ear-rings, breast-pins, cuff-pins, etc. Diamond pins and rings, Spectacles for every age, in gold, silver, steel and tortoise shell frames; . Silverware, warranted pure as coin, cotlsisting of ta ble, tea and dessert spoons; Silver table and dessert forks, ladles, butter knives, mustard and salt spoons, sugar tongs, etc. Plated 'ware, consisting of castors, candlesticks, waiters, etc. Having 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- i ity for making any portion of a watch, he will be ena bled to work on very reasonable terms. 1CS Jewelry made to order and repaired. Diamonds reset in the latest style. Canes.mounted in gold and I silver. nov 15, 1854 House Furuishinag Goods, Wholesale and Retail o Nos. 73 & 75 CAMP STREET, NEW ORLEANS. DETERvtINED to reduce our stock of Goods, we will hereafter sell at Lower Prices than has ever before been offered in this city. Those in want of the following articles will do well to call: Queensware, Glass and China Ware; Bohemian Ware; Birmingham Ware; SRich China Vases and Ftne Silver-Plated Ware. Parlor and Hail Lamps and Girondoles; Rich Tea Trays and Waiters, in sets or single; Fine Table Cutlery, and Housekeeping Hardware; Enamelcd and IHollow-Ware; - Britannia, Planished Tin and Japanned Ware; Wooden and Willow Ware; Feather Dusters, Brushes, of all kinds; Paper Hangings and Borders; ] Door Mats; Window Cornishes, Cords and Tassels; Curtain Bands and Curtain Pins, etc. nov8, ISSt-ly MILLER, IIARRIS & WALDO. J. West, Practical Dentist, 112 ST. CHARLES STREET, near the cor ner of Poydras, would respect fully in form ladies and gentlemen visiting New Orleans that he performs all operations on the teeth, in a mosi skillful and satisfactory manner. The superiority of J. W.'s Artificial Teeth above all others, have been long well known and appreciated byl hundreds who are enjoying the benefits of them. Per sons desirous of availing themselves of such, would do well to call and examine hisspecimens. Dental depot for the sale of Teeth. Foil, Instruments, etc. Office and residence 112 St. Charles street, near the corner of Poydras. feb 1, 1854-1y S MAISON DE SANTE. Corner of Canal and Claiborne streets, N. Orleans. THIS Institution now under the direction js11 of the SISTERS OF CHARITY, has been put in complete order, and is ready for the reception of patients. The rooms are spacious, well ventilated, and have every convenience for the sick. Persons visiting this Institution fot medical treatment' will receive, under the care of the Sisters of Charity, all the attentions and comforts of a home. Dr. WARREN STONE still continues his connexion with the Institutlon. and patients will always have his advice and attention as heretofore. Visiting Physician and Surgeon, Dr. J. C. P. WED ERSrRANDT. r Resident Physician and Surgeon, Dr. P. C. BOVER. The terms of admission are from one to five dollars e per day. Patients depositing in advance for the time t they remain in the Institution. Capital Surgical Oper ations charged for extra. a For further information, apply to the SISTER Su PERIOR OF THE INSTITUTION, or to tile Resident Phy- t sician, jan 25,1854 WATER COLORS. Newman's, Ackeman's, Reeves & Son's, Osborne's. JUST received a large stock of above CoIroRs,in cakes and in mahogany and rosewood boxes, with lock and key. Also, German Colors, in cakes and boxes, a fine assortment. Oil colors, in tubs---English and American; Canvases for Portraits in frames of 8x10to42x56 Canvas in rolls, from 36 to 66 inches wide; Strechers for canvases, of all sizes; 400 doz fine sable and camel-hair pencils; 160 " paint and varnish brushes, all sizes; 80 packages gdld and silver leaf; 100 bundles of duck metal---white and yellow; Tin foil, in sheets and books: Tinsel of all the usual colors. Ie French and American PAPER HANGINGs. ....WINDOW GLASS, ke...... 5000 bxc American Window Glass, all sizes; 700 do English and French,from 8x10 to 33x65 300 lights fine Plate Glass; 120 bxs,double thick American, from 8x10 to 20x30 1000 lights colored glass; 100 Glazier Diamonds; 500 bundles glazier tins; 10 tons White Lead, in 25 to 700 lb kegs; 5000 caristers and kegs colored paints,, in J oz to 100 tb packages; 2500 lbs fine French Green, dry and ground in oil; 1000 bbls Whiting and Paris White, of my own man ufacture, fire dried. Paint Mills of all sizes and every article usually kept in a gener-l Paint, Oil and Color Store, will found at SR. CLANNON's, nov 2, 1853 46 Canal street, New Orleans LEEDS' FOUNDRY, CORNEIR OF DELORD & FOUCHER 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 ail machinery required for the South. They rerpectfully call the particular attention of the plantersof touisiana and the adjoining States to their style of Steam Engines, Sugar Mills, Vaccuum Pans and Drainlg W heel s, which for strength, durabil ity and ccinvenience, have not been excelled. New Orlsmans, February 8, 1854. ly. Phiila. Saddlery Warehouse. [Sign ot the Golden Horse Head.] No, 8 Magaiane, near Canal street, gEw ORLEANS. MAGEE & KNEASS, Dealers in Saddlery, Harness and Trunks, Leather Materials and Find ings for sadlers, coach, trunk and shoemakers. Sad dlery, Har ware, Whips, Tin Ware and Brushes. MILITARY GOODS AND TRIMMINGS. We are ag4nts for the sale of India Rubber Packing ror steam joints and boilers, belting for machinery and other articles. Peacock and Carey PLOUGHS, on commission. Regalias and Jewels for the Masonic, [.O.O.F. arid S. of T. orders. Prices as low as any other housei. dec 21.1853 SOUTHERN MANUFACTORY OF S.dles, Bridles, Harness, &c. On Texaf street, Shreveport-opposite the Nelson House. TUE subscriber, 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 einequelled by any in the south. Gin Band Leather al vays on haiid and bands made to order. Every thing in tis line sold as low or lowed than any eastern slop-work roughtto this market. Calland ee for yourselves. jy6-1y H A. ZOLL. Q UGAR -On hand and for sale, Havana, Louisiana, ~ lof, otrhed5 powdered, clarlfded and granulated. mgs; i-. (.O SBY l G WOQfD. ICt Viii C. M. SIMPSON, to- DEALER IN DRY GOODS, 116 Canal street, (Touro's Row,) New Orleans. TN referring you to my card above, I would respect fully invite your attention to my large and wellse lected stock of Staple, Domestic, Silk, And Fancy Dry Goods, Also-Gentlemen's Furnishing 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 assort* stock de than can be found elsewhere in this city. ad 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, ad 116 Canal street, Touro's Row, dec 6, 1854 4 New Orleans. a- P. P.-Partical attention paid to orders. POOLEY, NICHOL & Co., (Successors to John Hunt,) s, Florida Yellow Pine Lumber Yard, Corner of Cedar and Julia streets-New Basin, rt NEw ORLEANS. ve SUPERIOR Dressed, Tongted and Grooved Floor if- itg and Ceiling, La'ths, Shingles, Deck Plank, a- and a general assortment of Building Lumber, well seasoned and always on hand. Is All orders from the country carefully and promptly td filled. ap5-ly* WM. P. CONVEtRE. T- M. CONVERSE . P. CONVERSE, JR. CONVERSE & Co., GROCERS r And dealers in Western Produce, Corner of Fulton and Canal streets, and corner of Common and New Levee streets, to [Opposite the Steamboat Landing,] NEw ORLEANS. I TAVE constantlv for sale on the most acconimo 11-1. dating terms, a large stock of TEAs, WINEs and ROCERaIEs generally; together with every description of Western Produce. January 4, 1854-lyis JED'H. WATERMAN. CHAS. Mt. WATERIIMAN. J. WATERMAN & BROTHER, ' HARDWARE MERCHANTS, Corner of Common and Magazine streets, New Orleans. HAVE on hand and are daily receiving by foreign and e; 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, ). Anvils, Vices, Bellows, Stock and Dies, Screwplates, Ploughs, Hay Curt rs, Corn Shcllers, r- Agricultural Implettents, Mill, Cross-cut and Pit Saws, W Ox Yokes, Bows, Singletrees, h, Turning Lathes, Platform Scales, il Corn Mills, Cob Crushers, 'y Hoes, H-lames, Shovels and Spades, r- Andirons, Fenders, Shovels and Tongs, to Copper and Iron Coal IIds. . Single and double barrel Guns, Coffee Heclas, Chafing Di-hes. Ir Chinese Gongs, Iron Bedsteads, Britannia and Plated Ware, •Meat Cutters, Sausage Stuffirs, Stock Kettles, Portable Forges, nov 15, 1854 Seines, Fishing Tackle. etc etc. in DAVID TAYLOR & Co., Boots, Shoes and Hats. NEW STORE, No. 41 Magazine street, opposite the Arcade, SDAVID TAYLOR & Co., inform their f friends, country merchants, and other customers, that they eI ntow occupying e their new and spacious store, lNo. 41 Magazine street. Spplosite Bank,' Arcade, and have on hand a large .nd well selected stock of Boots, Shoes, Brogns and hats, of every description, to which they are constantly receiving addilions, by the latest arrivals, firom the eastern cities. We oifer to buyers advantages over s the eastern markets, taking into consirceration the e time consumed in shipments, with the extra expenses r- 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-ly CHINN & BOLTON, Wholesale and Retail Druggists, No. 61 Sr. CHARLES STEEET-(Corner above the St. s Charles Hotel)-New Orleans. I FFER for sale to PI.xTErrS, PITYsItCItANS and .Ier a chants, an extensive stock of Pure Medicines, Chsenticals, Oils, AND PATENT MEDICINES, Sof the past year's implortation. Plhysicians, and Plan ters will find in their establishment every article of Medicine; also every description of Iustrumenmts that they miay require. Merchants will find Fancy Soaps. Colognes, MedIi cinue Chests, and Patenit Medicines at strAFdCT.cER 'S pr'ces attd terms. Persons visiting the city will, on application, he fur nished with ai bolk containing a list of every article in i their line, as thie number and variety of articles are too great for newspaper publication. Their terms and prices will be as reasonable as any house in the soutihern cuntry, and their goods will be packed and marked so as to suit the requiirements of ) planters. ItT A constant supply of FRENCIH BRAND)IES and WINES for nmedicinal purposes aliways on hand. 6Ne&v Orleans, January 25, 185L4. ly Drugs, Medicines & Chemicals. THE attention of planters and others is di rected to the large and carefully selected assortment of GENUINE MrEDICINES and their preparatiot, constantly for sale at fair prices hy DR. EDW. JENNER COXE, Druggist, Camp street, near Poydras, New Orleans. Dr. Edw. Jenner Coxe's Preparations, Too long and favorably known to require more than their announcement. 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 andDiarhmca. THE CHOLERA REMEDY, Consisting of a syrup and pills, with fill 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. IEJ Particular attention devoted to the treatment of Consumption and Bronchitis, and plan of proceeding to ward them off, when, from hereditary or acquired predisposition, these generally incurable diseases may manifest the first symptoms. DR. E. J. COXE, dec 14, 1853 Camp st., near Pydras, N. Orleans. Choice Liquors and Wines. 2 CASKS Castillon Brandy; 2 casks W. S. Florit Red Cognac; . 4 casks Imp. brandy; 10 bbls old Monongahela Whiskey; 10 do old rye do 10 kegs Tuscaloosa do 2 casks Duff Gordon's Sherry Wine; 2 do Woodhouse's Madeira do 2 do Pastina do do s6 OGLESBY & GRISWOLD. Provisions. O N hand and for sale a large stock of mess pork, ribbed and clear sides, shoulders,sugar cured and plain hams, dried beef, lard, beans, rice, coarse, fine and table salt, fish, etc. etc. s20 OGLESBY & GRISWOLD. 5j PACKAGES CHOICE BRANDIES, WINES and WHISKEY for sale by ji5 L. E. CARTER. 150 PAIR best oak tanned RISSETTS, for 1500 sale by , fT OºIDAi. The Unknown Belle. I am no lover of mystery. Enigmas are my detestation. When a boy, studying Ovid, I used to regard the conduct of the Sphinx with un mitigated disgust. I considered her the'most intolerable of antique bores, and (Edipus a pa tient dunce,. The proceeding of Alexander in cutting the Gordian knot, instead of puzzling himself by attempting to mine it, met my hearty approval. I loved him from the moment I was made aware of that incident in his career. But when a mystery comes in the shape of a pretty woman,-that is a different matter alto gether. My antipathies give way like blocks of ice before a spring freshet. Listen to my story. It was one of the gayest of the gay seasons at Washington. The first of a series of bril liant balls at the white house had commenced. The east room was crowded with all the beauty, resident and transitory, of the district. Foreign ministers and attaches, with their stars, garters, ribands, breeches, and silk stockings-members of congress with their thumbs in the arm-holes of their waistcoats-Indian chiefs, deputed by their tribes, with their plumes and painted feathers-office-holders, office-seekers, idlers, and lobby-loungers were the principal constitu ents of the male portionofthe assemblage. Add to these some hundreds of uninvited guests,who came because they felt they had a sort of pro priety interest in the mansion,and an idea may be foned of the density and mixed character of the crowd. Half a dozen quadrilles and waltzes had been completed. A number of the more$rovident and sagacious of the guests had begun to take up a line of march toward the supper-room, and the dancers, tired of jostling one arnoher, were endeavoring to retreat, when one of the managers called upon the gentlemen to form a new cotillon, and at the same time causing the standers by to fall back, opened a circle, and then led forth from the dense throng, from which she seemed to emerge like the evening star from behind a cloud, a young and beauti ful female. A general murmur of surprise and admiration greeted her appearance. "Who can she be?-Did any one ever see her before?-What a face!" were the hasty whispers exchanged among the spectators. So great was the anxiety to see her, that the space cleared for the dancers was almost immediately filled up. No one seemed able to give thc4 slightest information as to who she was,-when or whence she came. It all seemed to me for a moment a fairy-like delusion. Was I not at the ball given by prince Fortunatus, and was not this Cinderella herself? I glanced down at her feet. They were marvellously small, and the glossy white satin slippers shone like glass. The delusion grew stronger. Never before had I experienced so forcibly the potency of imagi nation. I began to wonder whether or no she would disappear in coarse attire when the clock struck twelve. I was roused from my reverie by being seized by the hand by the manger, (at the moment, I took him for prince Fortunus,) who hastily in troduced me as a partner to the fair unknown, and, as I afterwards learned, bestirred himself to keep back the crowd and create room for the quadrille. How dazzlingly beautiful she was! Ordinary beauties ma.y be described in detail but Miss Smith (yes--that was the name by which she was introduced to me) startled you by the perfect unity of her charms." You could not pick out one feature or one quality as beauti ful, because it was a part of a perfectly beautiful whole, and was therefore faultless, as a matter of course. Her countenance was alucid mirror of every passing thought and emotion of her soul, and if occasionally the expression was melancholy, it was always lovely, like a moun tain lake, the aspect of which no change of sky can render less picturesque, but in which every change develops new beauties. It took a minute or two to rally my thoughts and recollections, and to convince myself that I had neither walked into the wrong room nor the wrong century. The lady spoke first. Her voice touched me like an ,Eolian harp-it was iso sweetly and musically sad. Some young fops of my acquaintance twitched me by the elbow, and, by significantwinks indicated their wish to be introduced. Miss Smith penetrated their designs, and said to me in a delightfully confidential tone-"Don't introduce any to me but members of congress." The remark puz zled me excessively, but I bowed my acquies cence. We squeezed through the quadrille with tolerable success, and as the gentleman mana ger, who had consigned the fair incognita to my I charge, did not make his appearance, I was Sfelicitating myself with the idea that she would accompany me to the supper-room, when, slight pressing my arm with her hand, mle di recced my attention towards a young gentleman, who had been gazing at her with undisguised si ymnptoms of admiration, and asked if he were not Mr. K--, the member from New York. I replied in the affirmative. "He is quite a favorite with the old Roman is he not?" asked th. lady. "Undoubtedly-a.d" d in the lower house he is fast acquiring influence." 'Is he married?" "1-e-e-s," I replied,confounded at the quiet business-like manner in which the question was put. "Then introduce him," said Miss Smith. "Certainly, Miss Smith. But why is it you are less merciful than that gaunt Indian chief, who gave such a connoissuer-like glance at your flowing hair?" "Interpret." "He contents himself with taking scalps-but you-you must have hearts." She answered only by a melancholy smile and shake of her head, and I forthwith intro duced Mr. K to her. Puzzled and chagrined, I made my way to the supper room, where I was instantly assailed by a shower of questions from the ladies and of complaints from the gentlemen, whose im portunities I had disregarded. Murmurs low but deep were tttered against me, when it was found that I had elicited nothing from my late partner that could allay, the general curiosity in regard to her. All that I could communicate was, that she was Miss Smith-and every one seemed to regard this piece of intelligence as involving the subject in still prbfounder obscu rity. The lady's remark in regard to members of congress I kept to myself. A series of briliant entertainments, given by the -hospitable and noble-spirited residents of Washington, succeeded the ball at the white house. At all of them Miss Smith was present and at all of them she was indisputably the belle of the evening. Perhaps the appellation is a .wrong one, for apart from her dazzling beauty there was a little of the self-assured and flattered belle in her appearance and demeanour. Her conversation was always cheerful and ani mated, but an interested observer (and I ac knowledge that I soon became one) could de teet beneath her apparent gaiety the preoccu pation of a heart filled with some secret sorrow. This conviction soon checked the tendency of my feelings towards her, and I had not met her three times before the lover was merged in the friend. Still the mystery as to who she was and whence she came was kept up. All that the most inquisitive observer could discover was, that she resided in a respectable private family at Georgetown,the r istress of whiblb,frs. o$h well, though she did not go into society herself, yet held that position which would secure an entree to any young female under her protection. On being questioned on the subject of Miss Smith, Mrs. Bothwell would reply, that she could vouch for the young lady's respectability. but, beyond that, she knew nothing in regard to her parentage or history. Of course this half way intelligence contributed still father to pique public curiosity, and to render the unknown belle still more an object of marvel and of in terest. The fact that no one among the throngs who daily visited Washington. from "all parts of the Union and of the world, had ever seen her or heard of her before, also added to the general perplexity. Several young men at tempted to lay direct siege to her heart, and innumerable were the japonicas and the sere nades with which they endeavored to facilitate their approaches, but they elicited from her no manner of encouragement. She received their attentions with "sad civility," and, as soon as possible, got rid of them, and exerted her powers of fascination upon some influential member of congress. One morning I called upon her at Mrs. Both well's. As I ascended the stairs, in advance of the servant, I accidentally glanced at a mirror through the open door of an apartment. A re flection of two figures arrested my attention. One was the lady I had come to visit, the other was a young man, with features wan but highly intellectual, and a somewhat attenuated frame. The lady's hand was run through the thick hair that clustered about his pale forehead, and she was gazing in his face with an expression of deep and tender solicitude. A sound very like a kiss succeeded this momentary attitude. Re luctant to disturb such an interview, I turned to retreat, but accidentally came in contact, with the prvant, who, tumbling half-way down stairs, effectually interrupted the affectionate scene in the parlour. Withoutmore ado,aftera preliminary shuffling of my feet to apprise the parties that some one was coming, I entered the room. An opposite door closed as Miss Smith ad vanced to receive me, and I heard a dry, omi nous cough proceed from the departing visiter It seemed to fall heavily upon the lady's heart, for she stopped short, pressed her hand to her eyes, and heaved a sigh. Quickly rallying, however, she summoned a sweet smile to her lips, and received me with kindness. We con versed a few minutes upon indifferent subjects, and I took an early leave. * As ! drove home to Gadsby's, my mind was more lost than ever in conjecture as to this ex ceedingly beautiful but mysterious young lady. Who could the gentleman be on whom she had lavished such tokens of endearment? Was he a lover or a husband? If either, why did he not accompany her into society? Or, if his health did not permit such indulgence, how could she quit him to become the cynosure of a ball-room? Perhaps he was a brother. No, a sister could never have bestowed such a look and such an embrace. What could it all mean? A week after this interviec I called at the white house with a friend from England, who was desirous of an introduction to the remarka ble man who then occupied the presidential chair. We were received by Jemmy Grant,the Irish door-keeper, who, with an absence of ceremony which astonished my translantic com panion, took is up stairs, and pointing to the cabinet-chanmier, said, "You will find the old man in that room." Aware of Jemmy's des potic character, I entered, without farther ques tion. The first object I saw was Miss Smith, lifting the president's hand to herlips, while an expression of earnest gratitude irradiated her face. She held a document with a seal, which looked like some official commission. Two or th'ree members of congress, wl] had apparent ly accompanied her, were present. On behold ingthe group, I drew back, butI wastoo late to escape unobserved. The president called upon me by name to enter, and Miss Smith, turning at the same moment, greeted me with inimitable grace. "A call of the house!"exclaimed Jemmy Grant in his gruff voice, thrusting his head abruptly into the room, and as quickly withdrawing it. "The sergeant-at-arms will be after us," ox claimed one of the representatives. "We are wanted at the capitol," said another. "Will you not accompany us, Miss Smith, since i we cannot return to your home with you?" "Here is one to whose care you may confide me. May they not?" said Miss Smith, turning ito me. Of course I acquiesced, with many blessings upon Jemmy Grant for scattering the congress men. Introducing my friend to the chief magistrate, I gave my arm to the lady, and we took our leave. When we were seated in the carriage, she exclaimed pressing the parchment she held to her heart: "At length I have succeeded! Thank heaven, I have succeeded! An explanation. i due to you, for you were one of the few who have respected my secret, and evinced no idle curiosity. Do not look as if I were on the eve of revealing some mystery, for my story is a very simple one, and can be told in a very few words. I am from a small and obscure village in the upper part of the state of New York, where I lived with my husband, a young lawyer, until he was visited by a pulmonary affection, which excited my constant anxiety. The phy sicians said there was safety in flight to a tropi cal clime. Our means were too limited to al low of such a removal. At my suggestion,my husband visited Washington, and made strenu ous exertions to procure a small post .nder gov ernment in the West Indies. He failed, for he had never been a politician, and of course no political capital would accrue to the adminis tration by his appointment. I had read in uni versal history, as well as in that of the present dynasty, of the influence of woman in affairs of state. I persuaded my husband to dispose of our little farm and accompany me to Washing ton. We came. From the circumstances of his illness, I could not well appear in society otherwise than I did-as a single young lady. I acquainted myself with the most prominent members of congress.-made them sharers of my confidence-interested them in my behalf, and this day succeeded in procuring my poor husband's appointment to an excellent post in South America. He is now in Georgetown, and has no hopes of my success. Come, and be a partaker of our happiness." Her eyes flashed with her elated feelings, An expression full of triumph and hope beamed from every feature. Never had she seemed half so beautiful. The carriage stopped and we alighted. A physician's chaise was at the door. My com panion did not seem to notice it, but ran up the steps in front of the house, and eagerly rang the bell. Never shall I forget her face and figure, as she turned to me, while impatiently waiting for an answer to her summons, and ex ultingly shook in her extended hand the parch ment commission. The door was opened. What an expression of grief and commiseration is in that face! It is Mrs. Bothwell. My com panion pauses suddenly, and gazes several mo ments, without speaking, in her eyes. Too well she read their story. The parchment drops from her hand, and with the moan of a break ing heart she sinks back isensible in my arms. The commission had come too late! The subject ofif had Lbeen appointfel t~ a t.iv Fr post than any which human power could have established. But what became of the "unknown belle?" Alas! never again was the bright salon made brighter by her presence! Never again were her sylph-like feet sen to twinkle in the mazy dance! Never again did that beautiful form F (more beautiful than young sculptors picture in their dreams) attract the admiring eyes of a festive assembly! Such was her devoted affec tion that she soon followed its departed object : to that happier land, where pure souls find their lasting reward. Fashion missed her, and asked, "Where is she?"-but forgot the ques tion ere it was answered. A LOVE ADVENTURE.-We find the follow ing account of rather a romantic affair of love and double marriage, in the Southern Standard, published at Columbus, Mississippi. The Stan dard says: "We learn through a friend of the party,that dr. Porter,of Noxube,county Miss., son of judge Porter, formerly of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Miss Lucy Howard,daughterof Mr. Robert Howard, of Noxube county, after a most singular and exciting Gretna Greene adventure, running through several days, were married in Fayette ville, Ala., one day last week. The novel cir cumstances of this love affair, as related to us, are as follows: Failing to obtain the consent of the young lady's father, the doctor like all true lovers. under such circumstances, resolved to carry his passion to the sweet matrimonial end, by strate gy and the strength of equine muscles, and ac cordingly all things having been previously ar ranged, the loving couple, accompanied by a single friend and relative, dr. J. Q. Kidd, of Noxube county, one day last week started to wards Macon, and after a dashing ride of one hour, they reached that place without having been overtaken, but, alas! only to meet a still more annoying difficulty, that of. a failure to obtain the requisite license, for consumating their sweetest, bright hopes of immediate matri monial fruition! But, as the word fail does not belong to the lover's vocabulary, nothing daunted, they turned their faces and flight almost directly on the back track, towards Pickehsville, Ala., where, on their arrival, they were again doomed to a second similar misfortune. The license the legal authority-the lover's last letter of credit-could not be had, for love or money. And information having been received that Carrollton was barracaded by the stalwart and formidable person of the incensed father of the young lady, he having mistakingly pursued the party in that direction, whilst they were flying towards Macon, their only hope and safety lay in the direction of Fayetteville, and towards that point they at once set out, with unabated energy and enthusiasm. The party reached the place of destination, and the last resort, on lust Friday, and to their great amazement and chagrin, their prospect for a speedy matrimonial union was no better still! That insignificant article in size, yet im portant and formidable document, in society the usual probate court. paper match-maker "to any minister of the gospel or other judicial officer"--was not to be obtained, even in Fayetteville! Here was another painful illus tration of the old adage, that "the course of true love never did run smooth." But who or what can thwart the purpose and ends of the betrothed! The winds may be hushed, the. waves of the sea overcome, the lightning caught and made the swift carrier of man's behests, and the stars blown out! but "the course of true love," though long and zig zag, is sure at last, to run into a boundless sea of connabial bliss! The marriage of the fond couple had to come off-somehow, and that too, in Fayetteville, notwithstanding the minority of the young lady. The probate judge must be circumvented, rather than the utter disappoint ment of a gallant gentleman, in obtaining a wife! And, to that end, it was suggested by a shrewd legal gentleman present, that the matter might be consumated, through the intervention of a written obligation, entered into by the es poused couple, to live together,thence-forward, as man and wife, signed, sealed,attested by wit nesses. This was done,and then came the most novel and interesting part of this whole affair. Not content with the matrimonial arrangement, thus far acliieved, and whiclhl we understand, according to a late decision of the supreme court of Alabama, is a good legal marriage,the bridegroom sent for the judge of probate, in and for Fayette county, Ala., and when that learned dignitary, had committed himself so far as to appear, propria persona, before the chivalri& dr. Porter and his cotorie of fi-iends, the latter demanded the issuance of the license for his Smarriage with Miss Lucy Howard as her guar dian, and whicel the former, reluctantly granted and the happy couple were again united by the authority of the usual instrument of law, and in accordance with the usual custom in such matters! and thus ended one of the most re markable matrimonial adventures we have ever heard of. May the happiness of the hero9cal couple,be as great and lasting as husband and wife, as their affection and efforts were strong and con sistent, as lovers. THE BLIND GIrL.-The following account is given by the reverend L. Foote, of Delavan, Wisconsin, and may be found in the Home Missionary: "We have been called to follow to the grave one of our number, who has been an acting deacon in our church for some years. His death was peaceful. We had already bu.ied his wife, who was also a decided christian and a member of our church. Among a numerous family of children, they had one young daugh ter who was blind, and who had for a time past been attending the blind assylum, at Janesville. She was greatly attached to her father, and he to her. He died quite suddenly, while she was away. She was sent for, but did not arrive until the people were all assembled at his fu neral. The scene was most affecting. 'Ae services were being commenced. She was led into the family group, and seated near the cof fin, and now, in order to satisfy herself of the fearful reality of what she had heard, but could not see, we presently saw her tiny arm extend ed as if to find some token that she was now verily a blind orphan! And when her sensi tive fingers touched the coffin, she bowed her head in silent grief. It was with difficulty, for the moment, that I could proceed in my dis course. But the ,most affecting part was yet to come. The services being ended, the lid was opened, and when friends and neighbors had taken their last look at this good man, then the family group gathered around his remains, and she among the number. They looked and wept. Presently, I saw her feeling her way along up to the head of the coffin, until her hand rested upon the opening lid. She stood a moment, as if to gather strength, and then with her other hand she withdrew her glove, and her little fingers were placbd over against the cold forehead. They went from that to his cheek, his eyes, his mouth, his nose, his chin, his neck, and his hair, as she had been wont to do in other days, until she had formed on her mind air image of the physiognomy of him whom unseen she had loved. But the voice was not there: and she stood and sighed as if all -the world was l4st to her. It wastoo much! I had to turn away and weep!" PHELPS, CARR & Co.-The Pittsburg Dis patch contains an account of a visit paid by the editor to the establishment of these gentlemen, whose advertisement will be found in another column. The Dispatch says: We were met at the door by Mr. S. Perkins, one of the firm and manager of the works. He conducted us first to the engine room, which contains a very superior fifty horse power en gine, and a pair of boilers, each forty feet long. The next room is devoted to various operations in wood work. One very ingenious machine we noticed particularly. It was invented by Mr. Perkins, and is called a "boxing machine." It is intended for boring the hub, in order to receive the "box." It performs its functions in less time than we take to describe it, and that, too, in a perfectly true manner. It will do the work of four men. A great variety of 'sawing, cutting, and turning machinery is also in operation in this room, all driven by steam power. Felloes, spokes, shafts and all irregu lar shaped pieces of wood, needed in the differ ent branches of the business, are sawed, cut or turned out here. The hubs are bored and mor ticed to receive the spokes in one operation. Here the inventive mechanical genius of Mr. Perkins again supplied a deficiency. A hollow chisel of the exact size of the spoke is firmly fastened in a frame; inside this on auger is made to revolve with great velocity; the auger opens the way; while the chisel, entering the wood at almost the same moment, cuts the orific as clean as can be desired. We were much pleased with the operation of this machine, and think it reflects the highest credit upon the skill of the inventor. The felloes for the wheels of wheelbarrows are cut by one operation of a machine which is almost terrific to look upon while in motion. The large quantity of paint used in the establishment is all ground by the steam engine, which also supplies a current of air for the use of the forge fires; this is done by means of a huge fan. We noticed an improve ment in the gearing of a circular saw in the establishment. This is also the invention of Mr. Perkins, and the saw is intended for cross cutting heavy timber. In the usual method the timber is placed upon a frame, which moves towards the saw, but in this instance the saw itself moves, thus saving much heavy lifting of unwieldly pieces of timber. It is certainly an ingenious contrivance. In the blacksmith shop we found a large number of men, who were all busily employed in making the various iron parts of wagons, carts, &c. The upper apart ments of the building are used as varnishing, painting and trimming rooms. These are kept scrupulously clean, and the best order pervades the whole establishment. The firm has sever al omnibuses nearly completed, and when they are finished, we think all who examine them will agree with us that proprietors of omnibus lines in the west need no longer send to the eastern cities for their supply of these vehicles. The store rooms for keeping lumber are filled to their utmost capacity. It being an indis pensible consideration in this business to have well seasoned lumber, (of which the firm uses over 200,000 feet annually,) all the timber is kept on hand two years, is then roughed out into spokes, felloes,&c. and piled up and allow ed to remain for another year before it is used. One advantage this firm enjoys over eastern in southern markets, is that they use nothing but locust for making hubs. This wood is very scarce in the east, while there is a comparative abundance of it in this region; and for the pur poses for which it is used, it is vastly superior to oak, gum, or any substitute which has yet been tried. Locust will, when properly sea soned, neither shrink nor swell, and in the swamps of the south especially this is a very desirable qualification for the hub of a wagon or a cart wheel. The principal part of the heavy work manufactured by the firm is in tended for the south. They have a warehouse No. 104 Carondelet street, New Orleans, to which city large quantities of eastern made wagon work is sent, They have on hand large quantities of cane wagons, plantation, wood, brick and canal barrows, cane, cotton and rail road carts, trucks, timber wheels, &c., &o. We noticed one pair of timber-wheels in partic ular, twelve feet in diameter, and intended for the swamps of the south, which are impassa ble to any other kind ofvehicle. They manu facture every thing in the shape of wheeled vehicles, from a light trotting sulky to the most ponderous timber-wheels, and from the aristo cratic carriage of the city gentleman to the more homely but useful wheelbarrow. The sales last year amounted to $120,000. The establishment employs about one hundred and forty men, blacksmiths, wheelrights8, trimmers, painters, &c., &c. Most of them reside in the immediate neighborhood of the works, and many of them, by their industry, have acquir ed the houses in which they live, while several have considerable other property. The first American who discharged his shot on the day of the battle of Lexington, was Ebenezer Lock, who died at Deering, N. H., about fifty years ago. He resided at Lexington in 1775. The British regulars, at the order of major Pitcairn. having fired upon a few "rebels" on the green in front of the meeting house, killing some, and wounding others, it was the signal for war. "The citizens," writes one, "might be seen coming from all directions, in the roads, over the fields, and through the woods-each with his rifle in his hand,his pow der horn slung to his side, and his pockets provided with bullets. Among the number was Ebenezer Lock. The British had posted a re serve of infantry a mile in the rear, in the di rection of Boston. This was in the immediate neighborhood of Mr. Lock, who, instead of hastening to join the party at the green, placed himself in an old cellar, at a convenient distance for doing execution." A portion of the reserve were standing on the bridge, and Mr. Lock com menced firing at them, though there were no other Americans in sight. He worked valiantly for some minutes, bringing down one of the enemy at nearly every shot. Up to this time not a gun had been fired elsewhere by the re bels. The British greatly disturbed at losing so many men by the random firing of an un seen enemy, were not long in discovering the man in the cellar, and discharged a volley of bullets, which lodged in the wall opposite. Mr. Lock within-remained unhurt-continued to load and fire with the precision of a finished marksman. He was driven to such close quar ters, however, by the British on his right and left, that he was compelled to retreat. He had just one bullet left, and there was but one way to escape, and that was through an orchard in the rear. Not a moment was to be lost-he levelled his gun at the man near by, fired, dropped the gun, and the man was shot through the heart. The bullets whistled about him, Lock reached the brink of a steep hill, and throwing himself upon the ground, tumbled downwards, rolling, asif mortally wounded. In this way he escaped unhurt. At the close of the war, he removed to New Hampshire,where he resided until his death, some twenty years after. He lived in seclusion, and died in peace. A benevolent man, who proves his wish to save time by throwing it away on foolish calcu lations has discovered that in forty years a snuff taker devotes twenty-four months to blowing his nose! In the same time be has also spent, we have Qaloulased, 18 monthqin ptaig on his ctookings andpulling t 4 fa @,