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OL V.1 SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 1857. N: 38.
.. - - -n- m - . . . .. . * ....38 TH ErMS. a SOUTa-Wtsrstriai published weekly atTnREE TAss perannum, payable in advance-fourdollars t paid at thestimeof subscribing. Persons wish todslecoatinae must give two weeks' notice. No r stopped, except at the option of the publishers, all arrearages are paid. VERTXSEaMENTS inserted at the rate of ONE DOL PIE sqUARE for the first insertion, and FIFTY for each subsequen one. TEN LINES, orless, tute a square. Liberal deductions made to those advertise by the year. J. P. BENJAMIN, TTORNEY AT LAW, No. 49 Canal street, New Orleans. Will also practice in the supreme t of the United States, Washington. C. ROSELIUS, TTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW, Custom-house street, New Orleans. . BREOADwELL. N. U. PAINE. BROADWELL & PAYNE, O T TO N FACTORS AND COMMISSION Merchants, No. 40 Union street, New Orleans. arch 1I, 1857. F. J. VAN BIBBER & Co., ECEIVING, Forwarding and General Commis sion Merchants, and dealers in Western Produce, .23 New Levee street, New Orleans. All goods igned to our care will be forwarded with care and tch. mhl . CAMANISs. T. R. CABINESS. CABANISS & Co., ECEIVING, FORWARDING AND COMMIS. sion Merchants, No. 16 Canal street, New Or es. References: ol. John Walters, Shreveport. 1. B. M. Johnson, do. rown, Johnson & Co., New Orleans. . A. Hanney & Co. do. uddy, Brown & Co. do. . & A. Henderson & Co. do. jan28 DONOVAN. JNO. S. M'LEARN. DONOVAN, McLEARN & Co., OTTON FACTORS, Commission and Forward ing Merchants, 59 Carondelet street-Union -New Orleans.' octi W. MUSE. F. J. WINBURN. G. W. MUSE & 0o., OMMISSION, FORWARDING, PRODUCE Merchants, and Steamboat Agents, No. 12 Gra street, New Orleans. sepl0-6m HALL. EDWIN W. RODD. JAS. N. PUTNAM. HALL, RODD & PUTNAM, otton and Sugar Factors, 8 Customhouse street, between Chartres and Old Levee, New Orleans. IVE their undivided attention to the sale of the above articles consigned to them, and to the pur of plantation supplies, bagging, rope, etc. octl0 CONVERSE. W. P. CONVERSE, JR. CONVERSE & Co., GROCERS And dealers In Western Produce, or of Fulton and Canal streets, and or of Common and New Levee streets, pposite the Steamboat Landing,] NEW ORLEANS. AVE constantly for sale on the most accommo dating terms, a large stock of TEAS, WINES and CERES generally; together with every description estern Produce. January 4, 1856-lyis WM. P. CONVERSE & Co., Commission Merchants, And DBALERS IN EXCHANGE, NEW YORK. PECIAL personal attention will be paid to the purchase of Goods for the South and South-West. Wm. P. Converse. P. S. Gerald. dec31 THOMAS L. WHITE, 105 CANAL STREET, (second door below the Mechanics' and Traders' Bank,) New Orleans, Bookseller & Stationer, AW, Medical, Miscellaneous and School Books, Writing Paper, viz: cap, letter and note. Wrap paper of various qualities; quills, steel pens, ink, a general assortment of BLANK BooKs. Country chants and teachers are requested to call and ex e the stock. jo6-ly TIRRELL & BATES, Manufacturers and Wholesale Dealers in BOOTS, SHOES AND HATS, No. 9 Magazina street, New Orleans. nufactory, at South Weymouth, Mass. march 12 Os FLINT. J. H. JONES C. FLINT & JONES, Wholesale and retail dealers in fashionable cabinet PFURNITURE, rs, feathers, moss and hair mattresses,curled hair, cloth, varnish, etc., Nos. 44 and 46 Royal street, Orleans. nov 9, 1855 NEW FURNITURE STORE. os. 171 and 173 CANAL STRErET, NEW ORLEAN8. THE undersigned having opened a large and splendid assortment of New Furniture, is ared to supply the trade and families on the most al terms. This being the ONLY ENTIRE NEW STOCK e city, purchasers will find it to their advantage 1I and examine the goods and learn the prices purchasing elsewhere. Will keep constantly nd Mahogany and Walnut Bedsteads, Bureaus, Armoires, Centre Tables, Chairs, Sofa do ofas, Card do ete-a-tetes, Extension do Easy Chairs, Washstands, Seeretaries, Book Cases, Ottomans, Lounges, anopies, Cribs, ers, Looking-Glasses, spring, hair and moss mat s, together with a great variety of every article ly found in a furniture warehouse. t24 CHAS. A. STEWART. D. KELHAM, FURNITURE STORE, BT" Nos. 43, 45 and 48 Bienville street, NEW ORLEANS. KEEPS constantly on hand a large assortment of Furni ture, such as mahogany and ut Bedsteads, Bureaus, Armoires, Centre Tables, Chairs, Sofa do Sofas, Card do Tete-A-tetes, Extension Tables, Easy chairs, Washstands, r Secretaries, Book Cases, Ottomans, Lounges, Canopies, Cribs, era, looking-glasses, spring, hair and moss mat s, etc. D. KELHAM. ew Orleans, April 9, 1856. Drags, Medicines, &c. HE subscriber havingrecentty been supplied with a large and fresh stock of Drugs, Medicines, icals, Perfumery, etc., would respectfully notify ountry merchants, planters and physicians that thing in my line will be sold at very small ad for cash, or city acceptances. Below are a few e articles on hand: ozs sulph: quinine, 300 Ibs pow'd rhubarb, " sulph: morphine, 200 lbs ipecac, " strychnine, 500 lbs senna, " nitrate silver, 2000 lbs gum arabic, 5 bbls refi'dcamphor, 600 lbs tartaric acid, kegs sup:carb:soda, 300 tbs blue mass, 0 bbls cream tartar, 300 lbs calomel, E.a:A., bbls epsom salts, 1000 Ibs indigo, 0 bbls copperas, 2000 lbs madder, 5 bbls castor oil, 50 Ibs chloroform, 0 bbls linseed oil, 20 gross seid'z powders, 0 bbls sp: turpentine, 20 " yeast " 0 bbls dlcohol, 25 " soda " 0b0 kegs salt petre, 40 gross sugar lemons. brxs druggists' glassware, patent medicines, per ery, medicine chests, instruments, etc., etc. G. N. MORISON, Wholesale Druggist, ee 27,1854 12 Magazine st., New Orleans. LOUISIANA PLANTATION CLOTHING IMANUFACTORY, 118 Canal street, between Royal and Bourbon, NEW ORLEANS. HE undersigned having completed his arrange ments for the manufactoryof Plantation Clothing a very large scale, takes pleasure in informing his ntry friends and the southern planters generally, t he is now prepared to supply them at the shortest *ce with Ready-Made Negro Clothing the best material, and cut to fit each individual, at t low prices as articles of inferior quality of northern anufacture. P. A. HEBRARD, Wholesale and retail Dry Goods Store, 118 Canal, between Royal and Bourbon sta. New Orleans, April 2, 1856. ILS--Of every description, for sale by I J m. T. H. MORRIS, Druggist. E. R. STEVENS & Co., E Importers and Wholesale Dealers in Cutlery, Guns, Pistols, Perfumery, FANCY GooDS, Paper, Stationery, School & Blank Books, PLAYING CARDS, &c., &c., Nos. 55 and 57 Common street, New Orleans. THE subscribers have removed to their new and spacious stores (as above) nearly opposite the City Hotel, and invite the at tention of city and country dealers to their extensive assortment of goods adopted to ev ery branch of trade. We receive our goods direct from the manufacturers, both foreign and domestic, and are enabled to offer them to dealers as low as any other house in the Union. Combs, Brushes and Fancy Goods: Ivory Combs, all Nos. Porte Monnaies, India Rubber , " Purses, Imitation shell, Reticules, Buffalo, Pocket Books, Horn, Hooks and Eyes, Hair Brushes, Looking Glasses, Tooth and Nail Brushes, Necklaces, Shoe and scrubbing " Watch Guards, Writing Desks, Suspenders, India Rubber Toys, Silver Thimbles, China do Pocket Compasses, Buttons, Blacking, Marbles, Twines, Pins, Tacks, etc., etc. Perfumery, Soaps, &c. Genuine Farina Cologne, Vinegar Rouge, Wright's sup'r do Macassar Oil, Taylor's " do Bears' Lubin's Extracts, Antique Wright's do Pomatum, Taylor's do Ox Marrow, Lily White, Bandolino, Chalk Balls, Powder Puffs. Toilet Powder, Balm of 1000 Flowers, Rice do Lyons' Kathairon, Meen Fun, French Soaps, Cosmetique, Military do. And a large assortment of Taylor's Transparent Wash Balls and Wright's Fancy Soaps. Also of direct importation, Cutlery, Guns, Pistols,Per cussion Caps and Needles. A large stock of Printing, Writing and Wrapping Pa pers`ofevery description, Playing Cards, Inks, Pens, School Books, Blank Books, etc. Copying Presses, Envelopes, and Stationery of every description. [mh25] E. R. STEVENS & Co. SCHMIDT & ZEIGLER, WHOLESALE GROCERS, 175......OLD LEVEE STREET......175 Between Hospital and Barrack streets, New Orleans. ARE daily receiving from Europe and the North the" Choicest Liquors, Wines, Brandlies and Groceries, to which they call the special atten tion of families, planters and country merchants. I'hey pledge themselves to furnish their friends on as favorable terms as any house in the trade in the city. The following comprises only a small portion of their extensive stock: 150 casks Claret Wine; 100 bbls White Wine, (Haut Sauterne;) 50 do do do Barsac; 25 quarter casks Alexander Seignette Cognac; 40 eighth do do do; 10 quarter do Louis LeBreton, 1805, Cognac; 10 do do Castillon Cognac; 20 do do John Morris, 1815, Cognac; 40 do do Burgundy Port; 16 do do Old Madeira VP; 60 bbls very old Bourbon Whiskey; 100 bbls New York Brandy and Gin; 50 baskets Champagne, pints and quarts; 300 do Annisette and assorted Coldials; 250 cases Brandy Cherries, 200 do Fruits in brandy, and in their own juice; 20 boxes Swiss Cheese; 2000 Liosburger Cheeses; 200 kegs Holland Herrings; 150 cases Sardines; Goshen and Western Butter and Cheese; Loaf, crushed, powdered and broken Sugar; Rio, Havana and Java Coffee; Green and black Teas, of every quality; Tobacco, candles, soap, spices, pickles, ketchups, sauces, mustard, peppers, preserves, Havana sweet meats, olives, capers, anchovies, almonds, raisins, figs, 3runes, currants, dates, filberts, chesnuts, cranber ies, mackerel,salmon, shad,codfish, buckwheat, salad, dlive and lard oils, sugar-cured hams, buffalo tongues, 'amily beef, pork, etc., etc., all of the best quality. Orders from the country punctually and carefully illed. Country merchants and others visiting the city are invited to call at 175 Old Levee street. march25 SCHMIDT & ZEIGLER. C. C. BIER. WM. G. STEPHENS. C. C. BIER & Co., No. 95 CAMP STREET, NEw ORLEANS, Manufacturers of the Patent Indestructible WATER PIPES. THESE Pipes have proven to be the best water pipes now in use. They are made of Sheet-Iron, coated on the inside, half an inch thick, with a Compo sition made of Hydraulic Cement, and when laid in the ground receives a coating of the same on the outside. This composition becomes perfectly PETRIFIED, and will deliver water PURE and HEALTHY. We make them of sizes varying from I to 36 inches in diameter, to stand a pressure from 20 to 1000 feet head. The first cost of which is CHEAPER than any other pipes now made. We will undertake to construct Water Wo; ks for CITIES, TOWNS, or PLANTATIONS, on the most ap proved plans and reasonable terms. IIPlambing, Zinc, Copper, Tin and Sheet-Iron Work, done in all its various branches. IT-We keep constantly on hand COOKING STOVES and RANGES, of all patterns, sizes and prices. liJBaths, Bathing Tubs, Wash-hand Stands, Water Closets, cast-iron and lead Sinks, lead and iron Pipes, of-all sizes. IU'PUMPS, of all sizes and patterns, both lift and force. IFJPlumbers' Materials, of all kinds, constantly on hand. All work WARRANTED tO give entire satisfaction. I'We solicit orders from the country, and will endea vor to meet the views of all who may favor us with their orders or communications. C. C. BIER & Co., 95 Camp street, march4 New Orleans. JED'H. WATERMAN. CHAS. M. WATERMAN. J. WATERMAN & BROTHER, HARDWARE MERCHANTS, Corner of Common and Magazine streets, New Orleans. HIAVE on hand and are daily receiving by foreign and domestic arrivals, a gene ral assortment of articles, comprising in part as follows: Hardware, Cutlery, &c. 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 barrel Guns, Coffee Heclas, Chafing Dishes, Chinese Gongs, Iron Bedsteads, Britannia and Plated Ware, Meat Cutters, Sausage Stuffers, Stock Kettles, Portable Forges, nov 15, 1856 Seines, Fishing Tackle, etc. etc. CARPETINO. J. D. DAMERON & Co., 26 Chartres and 27 Customhouse street, New Orleans, H 'AVE constantly on hand a large and choice as sortment of Velvet Wilton Tapestry Carpeting; Brussels Tapestry Carpeting; Three-ply and Ingrain do Matting, rugs, baizes, door mats; Stair and hall Carpeting, etc. Floor Oil Cloth, from 3 feet to24 feet wide, which we cut to suit any size room or hall. Together with window cornices, curtain pins, trans parent window blinds, etc. april9 PLOUGHS. A large consignment of Ploughs- equal to any ever manufactured- i just received and for sale by jan7 J. N. HOWELL & Co. McFarland's Ploughs. WE are agents for the above favorite nPloughs, and have now on hand a large supply. For sale by jan23 E. & B. JACOBS. PLOUGHS. :N k500 Hall and Spear Ploughs, just received per steamer Runaway. feb22 OGLESBY & GRISWOLD. New Orleans & Texas U. S. Mail Line. Every Sunday 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 magnificentsteamships will leave for Galveston, Indianola and Matagorda Bay 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, 1856. 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, silveqsteel and tortoise shell frames; Silverware, warranted pure as coin, consisting of ta ble, tea and dessert spoons; Silver table and dessert forks, ladles, butter knives, mustard and salt spoons, sugar tongs, etc. Plated ware, consisting of castors, candlesticks, waiters, etc. 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 ity for making any portion of a watch, he will be ena bled to work on very reasonable terms. Ij Jewelry made to order and repaired. Diamonds reset in the latest style. Canes mounted in gold and silver. nov 15, 1856 CARRIAGE REPOSITORY. R. MARSH DENMAN & Co., 81, 83 & 85 Common Street, Between St. Charles and City Hotel, NEW ORLEANS. CALECHES; ROCKAWAYS; BRETTS; BUGGIES; COACHES; JERSEY WAGONS. And a general assortment of HARNESS; -for sale low for cash or city acceptances. March 25, 1857--1y THEODORE FROIS, IMPORTER AND WHOLESALE DEALER IN DRY GOODS, No. 81 CANAL STREET, NEW ORLEANS. !iEConstantly on hand, every description of Amer ican, French, British and German Dry Goods. Silks, Satins, Velvets, Laces, Embroideries, etc." Lowells, Lindseys, Kerseys, Jeans, Cottonades, and every description of plantation goods. Blankets, flannels, etc. mrb25 House JFurnisiai tig Goods, Wholesale and Retail Nos. 73 & 75 CAMP STREET, NEW ORLEANS. DETERMINED to reduce our stock of Goods, we will hereafter sell at Lower Prices than has ever before been offered in this city. Those in want of the following articles will do well to call: Queensware, Glass and China Ware; Bohemian Ware; Birmingham Ware; Rich China Vases and Fine Silver-Plated Ware. Parlor and Hall Lamps and Girondoles; Rich Ten Trays and Waiters, in sets or single; Fine Table Cutlery, and Housekeeping Hardware; Enameled and Hollow-Ware; Britannia, Planished Tin and Japanned Ware; Wooden and Willow Ware; Feather Dusters, Brushes, of all kinds; Paper Hangings and Borders; Door Mats; Window Cornishes, Cords and Tassels; Curtain Bands and Curtain Pins, etc. HEATH & MILLER, Successors to Miller, Harris & Waldo. WATER COLORS. Newman's, Ackeman's, Reeves & Son's, Osborne's. PAPER HANGINGS, &c. JUST received a large stock of the above COLoRns, 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 gold and silver leaf; 100 bundles of duck metal---white and yellow; Tin foil. In sheets and books; Tinsel of all the usual colors. 1E. French and American PAPER IHANGINGS. Doors, Window Sash and Blinds, of all sizes and des cription, for sale cheap. ......WINDOW GLASS, &e.... 5000 bxs American Window Glass, all sizes; 700 do English and French, front 8x10 to33x65 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 canisters and kegs colored paints, in j oz to 100 lb packages; 2500 lbs fine French Green, dry and ground in oil; 1000 bbls Whiting and Paris White,of my own man ufacture, fire dried. Paint Mills of all sizes and every article usually kept in a general Paint, Oil and Color Store, will found at R. CLANNON's, nov 2, 1856 98 Canal street, New Orleans. LEEDS' FOUNDRY, CORNER 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 powerI 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 e I s, which for strength, durabil ity and convenience, have not been excelled. New Orleans, February 7, 1856. Portable Steam Engines. pLANTERS visiting New Orleans are requested to call at the subscriber's store, and see in opera tion a PORTABLE STEAM ENGINE, got up expressly for Plantation use, which for running cotton gins, corn mills, or pumping water, cannot be excelled. The first cost of these Engines is less than that of the mules that would be required to do the same amount of work,and they are so simple that a negro of ordinary capacity can be taught to run one in a week. Several are now at work in different manufactories in this city, and are giving entire satisfaction. D. C. LOWBER, Agent, dec24-6m 98 Magazirre street, N. Orleans. Garden Seeds for 1857. NEw CRtoal. Just received from Lan dreth, Philadelphia, a very large and complete supply. dec24 WM. B. MILLER. Fresh Garden Seeds, 9 Faox Risley's celebrated Gardens, Fre donia, New York. Warranted growth of 1856. A large supply of the above Garden Seeds, just received and for sale at wholesale and retail. A liberal discount made to persons buy ing to sell again. [dec24] WM. BALL. Fresh Garden Seed. JuST received a large assortment of Landreth's Garden Seed, the growth of 1855. For sale by d18 T. H. MORRIS, Texas st. Kentucky. Linseys. 20 BALES OF KENTUCKY LINSEYS, just re ,1 ceived and for sale by o22 W. H. C. HUDGINS. A POTHECARIES' GLASSWARE, of every de , At scription,for sale hy T. H. MORRIS. Who Is He? "Who is your friend, Jack?" "Captain Knight." "And who is Captain Knight?" "A well dressed gentleman, who-" "Sports a magnificent beard, and has irre proachable manners," added Charles. "I know all that. But tell me something more. I am satisfied you can, for I am satisfied you can, for I have seen you talk to him, and noticed a look of inquiry and intelligence in his deep black, eye that puzzled me. In fact the man has an air of mystery beneath his easy and rather winniag address, which has so provoked my intense curiosity." "He is a sailor, I knew him some years ago in New Orleans, since when he has been va riously engaged in his profession. For two years he has been absenton a venture in the Pacific, and has, I believe, made money." "I should think so, by the way he spends it," said Charley, "why, he wears a single diamond worth five thousand. Yet, they say he was poor enough'when he left New York." "Ours is the day of sadden fortunes, you know." "Come none of your mysteries with me, Master Jack. I want the story, and something tells me that you know all about it. I have seen that man's eye upon you more than once, and you are either possessed of some secrect, the safety of which he doubts, or he suspects you know more than he would have you." "And is tHat your conclusion, most sage cious reader, of other men's thoughts? Must every well dressed gentlemen, with a dark beard, who has followed the sea, be a corsair? And must every attorney to whom he may have confided a suit, be the repository of his dread secret?" "Bandinage won't answer your turn, Jack, nor his fine dress and genlemanly appearance on Broadway a certificate of moral character. Why, if the pedestrians of that thorough fare were compelled to carry a window in their bosoms, or to publish their biographies, we should have a record of romance and rascality, farcical, melo dramatic, and tragical, which would beggar all the creations of novelists from Eugene Sue and Bulwer to Ned Bunt line." "Well, Charley, if itis a story that you want come along to Florence's, and let us have some oysters and hot stuff, to make it pala table," We were soon stowed away in comfortable quarters, and Charley, proposing to play the host, ordered a plentiful supply of those good things which Sherman knew so well how to provide. "Now, go on, Jack" said my friend, when the waiter had left us. "Well, once upon a time-" "Go to thunder !" "I accept the amendment. Seriously, then about six months ago, a clipper brig..was mov ing along under easy sail in the neighborhood of the Bahamas. She was armed, and a num ber of her crew, who were lounging idly on deck, would have bespoken her a man-of-war, O but for the want of apparent order and disci pline among them. They were nevertheless a fierce hardy set. Over the taffrail, gazing apparently at the ship's wake, was the little, athletic, and elegant form of the captain. In his dark eyes, whose smothered fire still glowed visibly, was a world of speculation; no lines of thought had wrinkled his fair, marble brow ; but about the firm mouth played occasionly those passions which find there an index, and I which even the sternest iron will cannot always curb--an habitual sneer, however-hypocri sy's favorite veil-instantly hid the record." '"A true portrait " exclaimed Charley. "Well, we will leave our captain to his con templations, and glance at his less polished crew, where, perchance we shall glean more information. There was an animated group near the mainmast, whose conversation may enlighten us." "It's slap up in the skipper to give us a jolly good blow out, before we parted, boys. I 1 mind parting with our tight little craft more nor I thought, though." "Why can't we lay her up, until our cruise ashore is over, and then hoist again ?" said one of the young sailors. "Cause you know nothin' about it, Jonny Raw," said a rough old salt. "No barkey ever prospered the second cruise. Wejistscut tle her, and down she goes to Davy's locker, and not a stick to tell a tale agin us." "You may well say that, Tom Scupper. We've made clean work of it; there ain't a stick or bale that floats on the sea to tell where five gallant ships with their crews have gone to." "Our captain 's Davy's own boy, with his cold face, and red hot eyes, and devlish smile," added another. "I hadn't a doubt he'd send i his brother over the side with a couple of thir ty-two's to his feet, and keel-haul his father." 1 "Avast ! belay there !" exclaimed be who was called Tom Scupper. "He's made our whack for us, and, by G-d, there shan't be any mutiny while we're under orders." "Haul in your slack, Tom," said a bold 1 reckless young sailor. "We've been bloody pirates, I know ; but I should feel easier if some things hadn't been done. I mind how that old man and his two daughters begged on board the Indiaman. They.swore on a bible never to tell on us, and offered more money than the ship was worth to put them ashore." "'Twouldn't do, Will, to make any 'cep tions. They'll all beg and swear, and then peach, and hang us," said Tom Scupper. "Whew, Mr. Parson, 'spose we pitch you I over to preach to the sharks, eh ?" i This was said with an emphasis of dark < and threatening looks that made even the reck less sailor blanch. "In a word, Charley, you will understand that I have in imagination carried you on board a pirate craft, where, after a successful cruise, they are preparing to sink their ship. and scatter over the world to riot on their blood I gotten gains. You will also understand that their career had been one of relentless and I all-destroying cruelty." t "While the conversation was goingon among v his men, the captain still maintained his list- t less attitude, yet not a word had escaped his - acute hearing; and when the concluding threat was made, a cold, sardonic smile played b an instant arouud his mouth. It had scarcely passed away, when an individual, who emerg- t; ed from the fore part of the vessel, approached. a His step was soft and noisless as a cat's, and s an observer would have said, when be paused within two feet of the captain, that his pres- h ence was unknown; yet e'er he could utter b a syllable, his superior, without changing po- a sition, said in a low, quiet distinct tone:" "Well, is it done, Antonio." "Si, Signor," replied the other. "And are you sure there is no mistake?" "None, capitano mio, I swear it by the hv ly Virgin," said the Italian. i "And by the holy devil, you shall have your tl reward. But one more word, you can steer, Antonio, though in this breeze, the brig steers ti herself. When dinner is piped, you will relieve to the man at the helm. Keep her on her course ft and don't leave your station under any circum- a stances, unless you hear my bell ring." "Si, signore capitano." i a "Now go and hurry the boys withbhe grub." i. "On the berth deck of the brig, the bulk bead which separated the cabin having been knocked away, stretched fore and aft a long table with seats enough for the whole crew. The service was rich though ill matched. Most abundant were the drinking vessels of every shape, size and material, from Bohemian glass to honest English pewter, while beakers, flasks and decanters, filled with most choice wines, and rarest cordials were abundant. Even in the viands, which were substantial and plenty, there was an unwonted display of taste." "In a few minutes after the conversation be tween the captain and his cook, which related as you may surmise, to the preparation of the repast he was about to offer to his crew, on the conclusion of their cruise, the loud shrill notes of the boatswain's whistle were heard piping to dinner. With less confusion than might be expected, the crew went below and ranged themselves in something like order around the festive board. Not a man, however, such is the force of discipline among sailors, took his seat or touched an article until the captain, who had previously placed himself at the head of the table, gave the word to 'fall to.' " "Then commenced a scene I shall not at tempt to describe-the rude, wild, savage jests, and blasphemy; the boasts of lawless deeds, the bloody legends and fearful oaths. With the cold smile, that sometimes almost chilled their ruffian blood, and his demon-like eyes, that now glared with lurid flash, and were now glassed with cruel speculation, their cap tain urged on the revel. Yet ere it reached its height, he rose, and in a clear, calm voice de manded attention. In an instant all was hushed, and every eye was fixed upon him. "Gentlemen Rovers, our cruise., is up, and we are about to part. There is not a wreck on the ocean to tell our deeds, and their evidence is locked in our own bosoms. No one doubts it is safe there." "None !" was the reply of all. "Yet," continued he, "I propose an oath." "Agreed !" was the general response. "Rise !" he exclaimed. Every man was to his feet in apoment "Draw your knives !" The weapons glittered in each hand. "The points to your hearts !" Each one held the steel to his bosom, as if about to drive it home. "Repeat !-We swear, by wind and wave, by blood and steel, never to betray a shipmate, or to reveal a deed, we have seen since this voyage began; we will be struug up without a word, or shot down without a sign that can injure him ; we will not even claim his acquain tance, though we be in extremity, unless he throw out a signal ; and we will pursue to death wherever he can be found and slay, on land or water, the man who turns traitor. We swear ! and we seal with our heart's blood !" "Strike," exclaimed the leader; and each man drove the blade deep enough to puncture his bosom, and kissing its blood stained point, returned it to its sheath. "Now, gentlemen, our arrangements are all made," said the captain, "the treasure is divi ded and each man's share will be handed over in the morning; we shall be near land, if this weather holds, every thing will go well. You are marked down for the different boats, and officers appointed to each, with instructions how to steers and what to do. The brig we will sink in a thousand fathoms, where resur rection won't find her. And now, my lads, are you satisfied?" A unanimous shout of approval was the _ reply. "Then, my mates, one bumper before we part. Here," said he, "is a runlet of the old rum that we took from the red-nosed bishop who was so foolish as to trust himself and treasures afloat, and here," drawing cover from a basket, "are the golden goblets he said were dedicated to the Virgin-they have been allotted to my share; but take one of them, each of you, and keep it in remembrance of your captain." His generosity was hailed with applause, and two men arose at his signal, one distribu ting the goblets and the other filling them with strong, fragrant old Jamaica rum, the captain helping himself from a flask at his side. Every man rose to the captain's toast: "Here's a rover's life ! Gold to him who has the courage to win it and the soul to spend It. 'Here's to the sea that tells no tales, The breeze that fills the rover's sail.' " Every bumper was quaffed to the bottom, and wild and long was the shout with which his congenial sentiment was hailed. Eicusing himself by alleging the necessity of watching the brig's course, the captain now went on deck, and commending them to that free indulgence which he well knew required no pressing. "Well, Antonio, they have drank your bumper." "1 saw it," said the Italian, his eyes glitter ing like a snake's. No doubt, Signore capitano. Listen how they shout. In five minutes not a tongue will wag. But I shall have one-half, you prom ised." "One-third, Antonio; but don't trouble yourself man; it will be enough. There is more than you think." "Antonio is satisfied, capitano mio," said the man. The two proceeded to talk some time as to! ',the details of their anticipated escape, while the revellers in the cabin grew more quiet. There was a rattling of plate, a cracking of furniture, a few deep moans, and heavy falls, as of drunken men, and all below was still as death ! The Italian grew pale, and crossed himself nervously. A wild light of demoniac triumph gleamed for an instant in the captain's eyes and a bitter smile passed over his countenance. While Antonio was still trembling he felt his companion's hand placed lightly and calmly on his shoulder. "See yonder cloud, Antonio ?" he asked pointing to the horizon. "We are nearer land than you thought. That is the shore, and we will reach it to-night. Go below and gather the gold goblets; but let everything else alone --we have enough here." And he touched an iron-bound chest, placed between the binnacles. The Italian complied, with evident reluc tance, and in a few minutes returned with the articles, but pale and livid as ghost, his knees sniting each other. "Courage, man ! we shall soon be clear of her," said the captain, who had turned the brig's head to the shore which he had pointed out. In less than an hour the shore became clearly defined and preparations were made to eave the vessel. The chest, by means of a iwhip or pulley, was got into the stern boat, which was one of Francis's life boats, and the tackles were made all clear. Taking an axe the captain went down into the fore hold, where large holes had already been made in the bottom. A few blows knocked out the temptsfary stoppers, and the water rushed in furiusly, The boat was now quickly lowered, 0the two survivors, pulling off some dis , watched the fate of the abandoned bark and her poisoned crew. In half an hour she I had settled until the water ran in at her ports ; in a few minutes she heeled over, and, with a - plunge and a groan, sunk forever beneath the a blue waters, never to rise a witness until the g sea gives up its dead. 4t The next morning a coasting vessel picked y up a life boat with one seaming half drowned s passenger. He was the captain ! Where was s Antonio ? "And do you mean this as the history of I captainf Knight ?" asked Charley. "Quien sabe, as the Spaniard says. I know Kniglit reappeared a few weeks after I saw the - announcement about the boat in a southern I pape.-, He was flush, and paid me very liber ally .fee of some years standing." A " d pray how did you learn all this mas Ster Jack ? professionally, eh ?" " erhaps the ghost of Antonio revealed it." "ok here, master Jack, that sell won't Swor . "iNt quite so well as your punch and oys s ters, arley. But I. will give you a good piec.tf advice, old boy, take care how you drinprum with captain Knight." S".nt of a golden goblet, elh, Jack ?" ine of the most remarkable features of our ti is the large number of Europeans who l taken military service in the Oriental H s. The last war found many Poles and Hngarians with military employment under the Turkish government. In all the eastern countries names turn up by the events of war, which, when traced, are found to be of Euro pean origin, the wearers having changed their .titles as well as their religion. The war about to be waged by Russia against Circassia, on a prodigious scale, has called forth a distinguish ed Hungarian, Col. Bangya, to command the united forces of the Circassian tribes, under the name of Mehemet Bey. A Frenchman of no less distinguished military abilities, Generul D'Orgoni, has taken service with the emperor of Burmah, who has promoted him to a chief command after a series of brilliant actions in Europe, first in La Yendee as a supporter of the pretensions of the Duchess of Berri, and then in Portugal, under the standard of Don Mi guel. The following sketch of his subsequent career we find in the Paris correspondent of the New York Journal of Commerce :. With the design of exploring Hindostan, he took passage to Goa, where he passed a year in studying the dialects of the Hindoos. Soon after, he traversed the regions from the Indus to the Bramaputra, from the valley of Cash mere to cape Cormorin. He gave eight years altogether to a close examination of the politi cal and military situation of the Anglo-Indian government. Finally, the empire of Burmah -to whom his military merits and special in quiries in the east had been casually reported -called him to assist in defense of his throne and dominions against the hostilities of the British. Lord Dalhousie, governor general, hearing of his embarkation at Calcutta, dis patched a steamer in pursuit, but he reached his destination before the steamer entered the Irrawadi. On the 22d of July, 1852, he pre sented himself at the court of Ava ; he fulfilled, according to his great abilities and experience, the purposes for which he had been engaged. The British set a price on his head, and at the period of negotiations for peace, required that he should be delivered up; this demand was firmly refused. Early after the termination of the war, the Burmese emperor created him a prince of the empire and cousin of His Impe rial Majesty; he is the European on whom those honors have been bestowed. Conforma bly to ancient usage, he was solemnly intro duced, with his new titles, to the white ele phant and the animal deity, splendidly capri soned and duly trained, acted his part with singular ease and propriety. Subsequently he was bold enough to appear in Calcutta. He experienced no molestation except from the newspapers. He embarked (1854) for England and France ; he had every reason to be gratified by his reception at home. Napoleon III. admitted him to fri-equent inter views. He went back to Calcutta and sojourn ed a short time with the same impunity as be fore ; thence he proceeded to the new capital of Bumah-the city of Amerapoora; the em peror testified his satisfaction by investing the general with the parasol of red satin and gold -the distinctive mark of the highest military position-equivalent to the baton of marshal. Until the recent mission to France, lie devoted - himself to the organization and discipline of the army and a general system of defense. We may presume that he suggested the em bassy to the French emperor, whose protection was to be claimed for Burmah. Gen. d'Orgo ni is a man of lofty stature, fine person and handsome face. His address ingratiates him with every one; he talks copiously and im pressively; he opened to me the plan of an Americam factory in Bumah, with steamers, which shall be explained hereafter. You aie aware of the richness of the soil of Bu mah; of the value and variety of its vegeta ble and mineral products. We spoke much of the American missions. These, he thinks, are not supplied with adequate pecuniary means. In his opinion, the English will find it difficult to repair the injury they have done to themselves by their proceedings at Canton. Professor Lee, of the University of Georgia, contributes an interesting letter to the Genesee Farmer for April. We copy his remarks in re gard to the Chinese sugar cane. He says: The cultivation of the Chinese sugar cane is just now the most favored theme of discussion among progressive planters.: In the south part of this state, two crops from one planting are grown in a year. I saw ripe seed at Savannah last autumn from the second growth of the plants, just as a second crop of clover is often produced, with mature seed, at the north. The syrup of Chinese sugar cane has kept well up to this time, and resembles that made from the sap of the maple tree, in taste, more than the syrup obtained from the common sugar cane of Louisiana. It is to be regreted that the saccha rine matter in this recently introduced cane is not, when expressed, in a condition to crystal ize, or only partly in that state. It is in the chemical condicion of maple sugar after the trees are somewhat developed, when the syrup refuses to "grain" or granulate. In a word, the sugar is partly that of grapes in character, and partly that of proper sugar cane, and crystal lizable. as a forage plant, and especially for soiling cows, it promises to supercede corn. MRS. Ex-PRESIDENT POLK.-Mrs. Polk, the esteemed widow of the ex-president, has de termined to reside in Washington during the next session of congress. Heretofore since her husband's death, with the exception of a visit in London at the time when Mr. Buchanan was the American minister there, Mrs. Polk has resided in Tennessee. It will be remembered that the deceased ex-president left to his widow the charge of taking care of and publishing his memoirs, which, so far as they relate to his administration, are said to be minute, full of interesting personal anecdotes and abounding in reflectons suggested by the state of public affairs and the conduct of his cabinet in par ticular. [N. Y. Post. The only class of men in the world who are not in the habit of disparaging their neigh bors, are the assessors of taxes; for it is well I known they never "underraie" any body in the slightest degree. TREATMENT or SLAVER.-We copy from a re cent letter of "Pearl," the excellent correspon dent of the Vicksburg Sentinel, the subjoined interesting proceedings in the senate, relating 1 to the treatment of slaves: General ftarke, in offering his resolutions, s well remarked that the only true friends of Af rican slaves are the people ot the southern States. f They furnish them good homes in a climate pe culiarly adapted to them. They protect them r and make them a part of their household. They discipline them as they do their children. This i is the course, he remarked, geneally pursued by master and managers; but there are occa sionally to be found monsters who in their treatment of negroes, violate the laws of hu manity, and the object of senators in adopting the code should be to fix on our statute books some remedy that will reach, and bring them to punishment. Humanity requires it, public policy demands it, christianity appeals in its be half. If we would perpetuate the institution of slavery, let us, he said, protectit against abuses, and by this means we will place it on a solid basis-a basis of sound morality and philan thropy that will put to shame the hypocritical cant of abolition agitators and their fanatical dupes. The house code bill relating to "slaves, free negroes and mulattoes," being under consid eration in the senate on Saturday last, Mr. Starke, the senator from Bolivar, offered, by way of amendment, three additional article.s, the propriety of the adoption of which was ably and eloquently advocated by him. The sena tor recited instances of barbarity on tbe part of cruel and unprincipled men in this State, (such men are to be found in every community north and south,)--rare instances, true-but such having occurred, he deemed legislation to guard against such recurrences, by providing adequate punishments, imperatively demanded. The amendment elicited a warm debate, in which Messrs. Neil, West, Pettus, Drane, Davis of Panola, Ellett, Reynolds of Tishemingo, Rice, Oliver, Stone, &c., participated, and was final ly adopted by 14 yeas to 9 nays. The articles read as follows: "l1st. That whenever any person shall be charged under oath by any citizen of the State, before any justice of the peace, with having vio lated any of the provisions of this act, it shall be the duty of such justice immediately to issue his warrant commanding any constable or oth er officer of his court to bring before said jus tice forthwith, the slave or slaves upon whom it is alleged such crime (cruel and unusual punishment) has been committed; and it shall further be the duty of such justice to appoint three or more respectable slaveholders to exam ine the person or persons of such slave or slaves to ascertain if the proof of the infliction of such punishment exists or not on his or her body. "2d. In all cases where it is established that such punishment has been inflicted, the person or persons having the immediate control of such slave at the time of its infliction, shall, until the contrary is proved, be presumed to have'inflic ted the same. "3d. In all trials for offences under this act, it shall be lawful for either party to prove the gen eral character of the accused for cruelty or inhu manity to the slaves under his or her control." Heretofore, while we had laws to punish those who maltreated slaves, there was no provision for an examination of the slave as provided in the first of these articles, and in fact, there are new and stringent provisions throughout the entire amendment. This bill, with its amendments, contemplates ample protection to the slave. It requires he should be well fed, clothed and cared for, and in no way cruelly and inhumanely treated. Another very important amendment (offered by Mr. Ellett) touches the sale of slaves and embodies the Louisiana provision relative to hereditary vices, defects and maladies. This gives greater security to the purchaser, and will make those who buy to sell again more cautious in their selections. Another very important amendment (offered by Mr. Greer) consists of four additional arti cles taxing free negroes between the ages of 18 and 50 years, $5 each annually, to raise a fund for their transportation to Liberia, &c., the State also appropriating from its treasury an amount equal to the tax so raised to be a part of said fund. This amendment was adopted with but little debate, and by a very decided vote. It is similar to the Virginia laws on the same sub ject, and founded on them I understand. The bill passed the senate this evening with thirty three amendments. [Mississippian. GROWING WEALTH OF THE COUNTRY.-Tho accumulation of wealth in this country has been vast, and some estimate of its extent may be formed if we recur to the official figures with in our reach in relation to some items of fixed capital, the large amount, of which invested in manufactures, ship-building, railroads, houses and stores, has all been derived from home re sources. The number of houses in the United States, by census, is 3,363,427, and free families, 3,597,240, or nearly one for each family. If the dwellings increase in the proportion of the population, then the number of houses built in the last six years was 663,000; at an average of $1,000 each, this would give $663,000,000 or $700,000,000 with furniture. The tonnage of shipping built has been 1,921,439; worth at an average of $60 per ton, $115,286,340; the value of railroads, $287,100,000; new banks, capital at $65,000,000. These items alone make the following aggregates: Houses built, 1848 to 1854, $700,000,000 Shipping - - - 115,286,340 Railroads, - - 287,100,000 Banks, . - - 65,000,000 Total, $1,167,386,340 In addition to this, all the vast sums for fac tories, insurance companies, mines, etc., will swell the aggregate, without having made any perceptible increase in the amount of stocks held abroad. The rapid increase of inhabitants in the U. States requires the more rapid absorption of capital for new- dwellings, irrespective of the rebuilding of stores and old ones. The de partment reports the arrival into the U. States last year of 400,777 persons, who will require in the above proportion, 66,000 houses, and the persons will bring most of the necessary means. Amid this rapid eonversion of float ing into fixed- capital, the money market has. retained on the whole a position of ease and plenty. [Nat. Intel. President Buchanan seems to have a pen chant for bachelors. The new collector and the new surveyor of the port of New York are both, like himself, confirmed bachelors, and both men of wealth. The president evidently despises the considerations presented in the shape of "nine small children and a wife," which proved so attractive in Boz's contested election of Bung, the beadle. Bachelor office seekers, take courage. It is estimated that there are 25,000 secret or open spiritualists in Boston alone. Not more than 8,000 or 10,000 are avowed believers. They have three places of teaching, open ev ery Sunday. The Melodeon is open twice, and is generally occupied by trance mediums, or celebrated expositors of the creed. The au dience there average from 400 to 1,100 persons,