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publishers) until forbid, and charged accordingly.
All advertisements from strangers, as well ns al!
orders for job-work, must be accompanied with
the cash, or a reference to some responsible and
oonvemont acquaintance.
Wji D. Malone,) , ...
M. 13. Coate ""ntsville.
Bgula r Weekly Packet for Jefferson City,
Boonville and Glagow
The Steamboat WAPELLO,
N. J. Eaton. Master, will r.
5 sumo her regular trius from
St. iyouia to . uinsgow, on tne opening or naviga
, tion in the Spring and will continuo them through
out the season. She will leave St. Louis every
Saturday afternoon, at six o'clock, and will reach
Glasgow early on Monday, and will leave Glus
gow for St. Louis every Tuesday morning at 10
The Watello is new, staunch built, and unsur
passed in speed by any boat on tlio Missouri river,
and has uncommonly good accommodations for
passengers. Her officers, ere experienced in the
trade and will make every exertion to give general
For freight, or passage, apply on board or to
11. 1'. 1IANENKAMP,
Agent at Glasgow.
- February 1st, 1815.
ICcguI.tr "Weekly racket.
The splendid and fnst run
ning Steamer, LEWIS F.
LINN, M. Kennett, master,
will resume her regular trips on the opening of
navigation, leaving tt. Louis every Monday at u
o'clock, T. M. Will be at JetTerson City and
Nashville on Tuesday, and at Rocheport, Boon
ville, Glasgow and Brunswick on Wednesday.
' Returning, she will leave Brunswick 11 o'clock
A. M., Thursday. Pass Glasgow, Boonville,
Rocheport and Nashville, same evening, and reacji
6t. Louis early Saturday morning.
The Linn having undergone thorough repairs
and accommodations that cannot be excelled, may
be relied on by Passengers and Shippers for the
same regularity and polite attention from her
experienced officers that have heretofore charac
terized her.
February 22d, 1845.
W. II. ITl'Eiiiistr'
No. 23 Market Street, St. Louis.
W. II. M'KINSTRV has just finished, on the
late fashion, as well os other styles to suit the
taste of customers, a splendid assortment of hats,
consisting of black and white beaver; black, blue
and white cassiniere; Nutriu; Russia, moleskin,
&c , to which lie would invite the attention of the
fashionables. St. Louis, June 21st, 1845.
article, made of the finest moleskin plush, on
hand and for sale by
WM. II. MKINSTR Y, 23 Market St.
St. Louis, June 21st, 1845.'
NUTRIA HATS High crown and low crown
broad brim and narrow brim; fashionnble
and unfashionable, manufactured of the very best
material, and finished inelegant style, on hand
and for sale by WM. II. M'KINSTR Y,
23 Market Street.
St. Louis, Junek21st, 1S45.
sortment on hand and for sale by
WM. II. M'KINSTRY, 23 Market St.
St. Louis, June 21st, 1845.
of superior quality, for summer wear, on hand and
for salo by WM. U. M'KINS TR Y,
23 Market St.
St. Louis, June 21st, 1915.
Spring and Summer Goods.
HAVING opened our stock of SPRING GOODS,
we would takej this method to invite our
friends and customers to call and examine our pat
terns and prices. Among our selections may be
Fine and Superfine wool black cloth.
Drop D'Eto, a new and beautiful article for
si miner coats,
Single mill'd fancy Cassimors,
Satin velvet and fancy vestings,
Uambrnons, drillings and cottonades,
Italian black and fancy silk cravats,
Rep de Laines, Bilzuiines,
Lawns and fancy prints,
KiJ, silk and fillet nett gloves,
Fillet nett 4 fingered mitts,
Black and fancy silk hose,
" " whito cotton do.,
Jet necklaces, hair and breast pins,
Braid and straw bonnets,
Bonnet, cup and neck ribbon,
Artificials, new styles,
Silk points and cravats,
Thread laces and edgings,
Jaconet inserting do.
Lyle do do.
Also A fine stock of Hat), Caps and Shoes,
consisting of
Nutria Beaver Hats,
Russia Fur do.
Drub Cassiniere do.
Glazed Hats and Caps,
Palm Leaf Hats,
Fine Calf Boots,
" Shoes,
Kip do.
Children's and Misses Shoes,
Ladies' Kid Slippers, &c, &c,
Together with a good assortment of Hardware,
Jiuililers i oois anu lyuuery,
1 lacksmilhs rasps and files,
Hand and tenant saw do.
Socket and framing chisels,
American C. S. Augurs,
PLite, pad and rim locks,
Door latches and cupboard locks,
Iron and brass butt Hinges,
Wood screws and fish hooks,
Grass and Grain Scythes,
Wo have also Queenswaro, Saddlery, Horse
Collars, Blind Bridles and Girths, ill short almost
every article requisite to make Bpgnci
coinp cte assortment or good.
J. D. TERRY & Co.
Fay otto, April 19th, 1845.
HISKY 10 barrels Ohio Rectified Whisky
for sale by HICKMAN 4i ALLJiW
Fayette, May 3d, 1845.
LEGHORN, Straw and1 Chip Bonnets, ribbons,
flowers, iet necklaces, breast and hair pins,
silk hair nctts for children, just received and; for
salo low by UltEMEUM ANN & UUHU,
Boonville, April l'.hh, 1815.
Vol. 6.
The Hoom illc Cheap Hardware
HTMIE subscribers feel warranted in stating that
JL the city of Boonville has never been fun
nished with an aisortment of hardware adequate
to the demand. They have accomplished a selec
tion which in quality, variety and Driccs. will bear
comparison with nny establishment in the West.
Newspaper statements are so common, that rend
ers often treat thrm lightly, but in this case, the
serious attention of purchasers is particularly di
rected to our establishment, and we assure them
that they will not be disappointed.
1 ijat their incnds, customers and strangers who
are anxious to meet with the best bargains and
tlio best of assortments, may easily find their es
tablishment, they -have put up a large "PAD
LOCK" in front of their store.
They are now receiving their SPRING GOODS.
consisting of, viz:
1 able and pocket cutlery,
Butcher, shoe and carving knives,
Razors, scissors and shears,
German silver, Britlania and iron tea and ta
ble spoons,
Erittania soup ladles, iron ladles j- skimmers,
Trays and waiters,
Brittania, brass and japan'd candlesticks,
American, carpenters and Scotch spring
knob locks,
Dead, pad, cupboard, trunk, chest, horse, and
No. 1,2 and 3 key till locks,
Knobs, and Norfolk latchesof different kinds,
Cupboard catches, brass and iron butts,
Table, parliament, strap and T hinges,
Blind fasteners, sash and screw pulleys,
Bolts and screws of all sizes and qualities,
Gun barrels, gun rips and locks, percussion
nipples, gun cocks and mountings, main
springs, thumblers, &c,
Sheet brass, iron and brass wire,
Weeding, grubbing, and garden hoes,
Pitch and dung forks, garden rakes,
Spades and shovels, troes, warfie irons,
Waldron's grain and grass scythes, warranted
Bramble and German scythes, sickles,
Trace, ox, log, fifth, breast and halter chains,
Sad irons, tea kettles, frying pans, grid-irons,
Bell metal, sauce pans, and dinner pots,
Mouschole anvils, Kntterkeyed vices,
Stocks and dies, files of every description,
Rowland's mill saws, cross cut saws,
Spear's genuine hand, panned and ripping
Planes of every description,
And a great many more articles, too numerous
to mention here. All these articles we offer very
tow lor casn or produce, at the market price.
Boonville, April 10th, 1845.
A Fresh Supply.
WE HAVE JUST OPEN ED, and offer for sale,
large and most extensive assortment of now
tylos of fashionaUe SUMMER GOODS, which
we are pleased to show our friends and customers,
at as low prices, and on as reasonable terms as can
be purchased in this market : among which may
be found, for ladies' wear,
Rich silk balzarines
Cotton and wool do
Printed lawns new styles
400 pieces fancy prints, very cheap
Fancy shawls and Braize scarfs
Fancy silk ties and cravats
Grass skirts
Thread and lysle edgings
Jaconet do. and inserting?
Worked collars and cambric lidkfs
French Kid gloves, Parasols, &c. &c.
pared to supply almost every article called for.
Our stock of Cloths, Fancy Cassimeres, Satin,
Silks and Cashmere Vestings, Summer Coatings,
iyc. is large, well selected and at such prices as
cannot fail to please. Call and see.
jivu. v. t'Luiti ei uu.
Fayette, May 17th, 1845.
JUST received and for sale a lirge and hand
some assortment of Hardware and Cutlery,
luble knives and forks pen and pocket knives
Razor strops, brushes, &a.
Axes, all sizes; hatchets and bench axes
Grain and grass scythes
Hinges and screws; door locks
Chest and cupboard do
Door and table hinges; padlocks
Screws, brads and tacks
Stirrups, bridle bits and spurs
Frying pans; sad irons
Tablo and tea spoons
Candlesticks and snuffers
Nail and shoe hammers
Shoe pincers; sieves
Log and trace chains
Co I lee mills, various kinds, and most other
articles in the hardware line, for sale low, by
may 10 SWITZLER dj- SMITH.
IVew and Fashionable
JUST received and for sale at the lowest prices
of the season, a handsome variety of
Rich new itylu Calicoes,
Lawns, Jaconets and Muslins,
Balzarines, Muslin De Laines,
Ginghams, Basegels,
ShawU and scarfs,
Cravats and fancy Handkerchiefs,
Laces, Edgings and Bobbinetts,
Worked Collars,
Parasol) and Sunshades,
Umbrellas. Domestics , Osnaburcrs, Bed Tick
ings, Cotton and Linen Drillings, summer Coat
and Pantaloon stuffs, Gambrocns, Cords, Fustians,
Russia, Table and Powell Diapers, Apron and
Furniture unecks, uotton fringes, Ulcacned snirt
ings and sheetings, Irish Linens and Hollands,
Corded skirts, silk end Linen Handkerchiefs,
Cotton Yarns, Candlewick and Carpet Chain, Ho
siery and Gloves, Dress Silks, Gloves and Mitts,
qc., cjc., jusi uch bq aasuruneni 01 realty cnuioo
goods as Ladies liko to see at this season of the
year, for sale low by SWITZLER dj- SMITH.
t ayctto, April linn, xoio.
Hounds and Trimming.
Just received a largo assortment of
Leghorn and English Straw Bonnets,
Round Straw and Albert Lace do.
Lawn and Willow do.
Neapoliton and Gimp do., embrac
ing a great variety of styles and prices, also a
beautiful stock of Ribbons and Flowers, Bullion,
Ruches, dj-c-.c.. by SWITZLER dj- SMITH.
rayette, April lutn, its-w.
rRIME New Oilcans sugar
" Rio, Havana and Java coffee
Molasses and golden syrup
Loaf sugar
Pepper and spices, and family groceries in
general, lor saie low ty
MILL STONES.-A first rate pair of country
Mill Stones wilt all the fixtures thereto, for
sale by J. 1). FERRY .i Co
VsyetW, May 31, 1IS.
"S" JL I C K T I
The Knickerbocker furnishes tlio following
"Poetical Epistle," from J. G. S., to a bachelor
friend, uiging him to enter nt once into the con.
nubial stalo. He thinks it "i!,o sovereign'sl
thing in creation."
Don't tell me you 'hsve'nt got time,'
Thnt other things claim your attention;
There's not the Icust reason or thyme
In the wisest excu.30 you can mention:
Don't tell me about 'other fi.-di,'
Your duly is done when you Ivy 'em;
And you never will relish the difh,
Unless you've a iroman to fry 'cm.
You may dream of poetical fame,
But the story may chance to miscarry;
The best way of sending one's name
To posterity, Charles, is to many.
And here I am willing to own,
(After soberly thinking upon it,)
I'd very much rather be known
Through a beautiful son, than a sonnet.
Don't be frightened by querulous stories
By gossipping grumbler's related,
Who argue that marriage a bore is
Because they've known people mis-mated.
Such fellows, if they had their pleasure,
Because some 'bad bargains' are made,
Would propose, as a (sensible mcasuro,
To lay an embargo on trade !
Then, Charles, bid your doubling good bye,
And dismiss all fantastic alarms ;
I'll be sworn you've a girl in your eyo
That you ought to have had in your arms;
Some beautiful maiden, God bless her!
Unemcumbered with pride or with pelf,
Of every true charm the possessor,
And given to no fault but yourself.
To procrastination be deaf!
(A caution which came from above,)
The scoundrel's not only the 'Thief
Of Time,' but of Beauty and Love.
Then delay not a moment to win
A prize th at is truly worth winning;
Celibacy, Charles, is a sin,
And sadly prolific of sinning.
I could give you a bushel of reasons
For choosing the 'double estate;'
It agrees with all climates and seasons
Though it may be adopted too late.
To one's parents 'tis gratefully due;
Just think what a terrible thing
'Twould have been, Sir, for me and for you,
If ours had neglected the ring.
Then there's the economy (clear
By poeticaal algebra shown;)
If your wife has a 'grief or a 'fear,'
One half by the law is your own.
And as to the 'joys,' by division
They somehow aro doubled, 'tis said,
(Though 1 never could see the addition,
Quite plain in tha item of bread!)
Remember I do not pretend i
There's any thing 'perfect' about it,
But in this I'll maintain to the end,
Life is very imperfect without it.
'Tis not that there's poetiy in it,
(As doubtless there may be to thosa
Who know how to find and to spin it,)
But I'll warrant you excellent 'prose.'
Don't search for an 'angel' a minute,
For suppose you succeed in the sequel,
After all, the dcuco would be in it,
For the match would be unequal:
The angels, it must bo confessed,
In this world are rather uncommon,
And allow me, diar Charles, to suggest,
You'll be better content with a woman.
Then, Cliaihs, be persuaded to wed;
For a sensible fellow like you,
It is high time lo think of a bed
And a board, and 'fixins' for two.
Don't think about 'something else' first,
A poet almost 'in the sere!'
A 'Major!' and not married yet!
You should do 'nothing else' for a year!
The Picayune has had ttanslated tha for
lowing from a number of a Turkish paper,
and of which we received a copy, recent
ly transmitted from Constantinople, in rela
tion to our Presidential election:
"Of the three candidate?," lava the Con-
atatinople editor, "now seeking to be Ca
liph of America, two are men of remarka
ble endowments, and the other is very
naturally popular iu the southern States.
In the north where there are few people
of color, the struggle will be a close one
between Mr. Klai and Mr. Polk: but in the
south Mr. Uurnee, he being black man,
will of course carrv every thing before him
Should either of the former be chosen, it
it understood that the friends of the other
will hang themselves, in order to escape pro
scription, a species of guillotine very much
dreaded by politicians, and said be an im
provement on the bow string. In case Mr.
B. should triumph, there appears to be no
doubt that the white population will be put
to the sword. Of course the success of
the first named gentlemen will ensure the
decapitation of the negroes, and produce
a foreign war, as Great Britain has sworn
to protect a race of people, from which
she gather so nui'-n wool.
From the St. Louis Reveille.
On the evening" of our second day out
from New Oi lcans, I f und myself setter!
at a card tabic, with three of my follow
passengers, playing at the interesting game
of "Poker." Card playing was a very
common amusement then, (1 835) and it
was not unusual to sec half a dozen tables
occupied ol the name time in the gentle
men's cabin of a Mississippi boat. 1 had
sat down nt the game for amusement, but
on rising nt 10 o'clock, I found my amuse
ment had cost mc about sixty dollars! 'This
won't do at all,' said I, thinking aloud, 'I
must try it again to morrow.' 'Of course
you must,' replied one of the players, who
happened to be an old acquaintance of
mino from Montgomery, Alabama, where
he had been a jailor for several years, and
where he was considered a very respectable
citizen. 'You must not give it up so,' he
continued, following me out on the guard
'to-morrow you'll get even.' I entered into
conversation with my oh! acquaintance
whoso name was Hubbcll, or Hubbard, I
don't remember which we'll call him
Hubbard and he advised me by all means
to try another sitting on the morrow. I
suggested to him that a slight suspicion
had crossed my mind that some of our
card party might possibly be blacklegs in
other words, gamblers. He answered that
the same thought had struck him at one
time, but he had como to the conclusion
that all had been fair. Dcfore leaving mc,
my guardian friend informed mc that he
had become a sporting man ho felt it his
duty to inform me of it but he assured
me, upon hia honor, (!) he would not see
mo wronged. Of course I believed him,
and it was agreed that wc should try our
luck again.
Next morning, soon as the breakfast
things had been cleared away, I found
Hubbard and a friend of his waiting for
mc at one ot the card tables, and 1 took
my seat with the hope of getting even a
hope which has led many a man into irrc
trievable ruin. I felt quite confident of
winning back my losings over night, nnd
my playmates gave me every encourage
ment that I should be successful. At it we
went, playing with varying luck for about
two hours. At about 11 o'clock Hubbard's
friend left us a few minutes to 'get a drink,'
and the jailor and myself were left playing
single handed. When the third hand Ictt,
we were using the small cards,' as they're
called that is sixes and under; but Hub
bard immediately proposed that wc should
take the "large cards, (tens and over,)
which I agreed to as a matter of course.
One thing 1 here observed my friend, the
jailor, dealt the cards without shuffling.
This made me resolve to watch him closely.
1 aktng up my cards 1 was agreeably sur
prised to find 1 had an excellent hand.
Now, thinks 1 to myself, 'now is the time,
if ever, to get even; if my adversary only
happens to have a decent hand I 6hall do
well enough.
fThe reader who does not understand
Ihn mm" of 'Muff.' or 'nolier.' ns it it rrpn.
crally called, may as well leave off here.
I commenced tho game by bragging a
lullar. Mv adversary went the dollar, and
five better. I went that and ten. Hu im
mediately put up the ten, and laid down a
twenty, keeping his pocket book out, ns
much as to say '1 am willing to go any
thing you choose to bet.' After a mo
ments reflection (all acting') I said 'I go
that and fifty. 'All right, replied the jailor,
'there it is I go that and a hundred!' I
hero looked at my cards again, and affected
to have great doubt whether I should go
the hundred. 'Take back your last Lot, 1
ureed 'it is too much for either of us to
lose; I begin to think I have been rash
take it back, and let us show our hands fur
the money already down.' 'No!' said Hub
bard 'if you mean sporting, put up the
hundred, or back out nnd give up the mo
ney.' 'Can't do that,' 'I replied; 'I don't
come from a backing out country I must
have a showing for the money that's down
so there's the hundred and as my pocket
book s out, and my hand s in, there s another
C This new bet seemed to pleaso my
friend Hubbard mightily. He answered it
without a moments pause, and went two
hundred more! I now requested my op
ponent to permit me to show my cards to
some of the bystanders, who were crowding
around the table in great numbers to sec
fun all considering me most undoubtedly
'picked up.' Hubbard would not agreo that
1 should show mv hand to, or take advice
from anv one. 'Play your own cards,' said
he, reaching over, and gently compelling
mo to lay my cards on the table before
mo. ' lhen, said I 'you ten me it tiiuee
aces and two other cards can be beat?' Oh
yes,' he replied, smiling with a self satisfied
air, and using tho spit box 'they can be
beat, certainly, but not easy.' Wot easy, I
think myself,' replied I 'therefore, inas
much os I beliovo you are only trying to
bluff me off, I go the two hundred.' 'You
do!' 'Yes I do, there's tho money.' 'Any
thing better?' inquired mv adcrsary, insin
uatingly, and leaning over to make use of
the spit box again all tho time keeping his
grey eyes fixed upon my countenance.
Whv -yes,' I answered 'sinco vou've cot
mc excited, I will go something belter 1 go
two hundred better than you.' Looking me
stcadilvin tho face, he said 'Well, vou're
a bold fellow, any how, for a novice if
takes all 1 1 got, by hoky, but I go it and
if you'll let me bet on a credit, 1 should like
to go back at you. (Spit box.) Feeling
confident of winning, I consented that he
might go whnt he liked, on a credit, provi
rv. ig.
(led I should be allowed the same nrivilocr.
'Well, then, said Hubbard, a little spitefully.
1 go live hundred better on a credit.
(Spit box again.) 'The devil yriii do!' ex
claimed I 'this looks like "innllinz; but
since we'ro in for it so deeply, I go you the
live hundred, and a thousand better on a
credit. At this stapo of the name the
third hand returned, and seeing at a glance
how matters stood, requested to look at
Hubbard's card. 'No sir!' interposed I
'you must play your own hand!' at the same
time motioning my opponent to lay down
his cards as I had laid down mine. The
carpet began to suffer about this time the
spit box was disregarded. Tho excite
ment among the passengers was great, and
my ears received many a whisper that I
was 'licked.' Hubbard took a long and
earnest look into my eyes, and said slowly
but confidently, 'I no it and call you.'
'I suppose I'm beat,' said I, (hypocrite that
I was! 1 didnt think any thing of the kind.)
'but turn over your papers and let us see
what you've got."
With one hand he gracefully turned
over four Kings and a Jack, and with tho
other tremblingly 'raked down' the pile of
uann notes, gold and silver, while a groan
burst from the spectators, who all seemed
to regret my bad luck. 'You are as lucky
as b jailor,' I remarked, as my friend began
to smooth down the V's, X's, L's and C's.
'By-the-by,' he enquired, again resorting to
the spit box, and looking over patronizingly
at me, 'I forgot to ask what you had?'
'Well,' I replied calmly, 'I think you might
as well see my cards.' 'Ha! ha! Oh, I
reckon you re beat, my triend, he an
swered, 'but let's see your hand at all events.'
'Hero ore the documents replied I there's
my hand! and 1 turned over my cards, one
by one there's an Ace and there'.-!
another!' 'A pretty good hand, young man,'
remarked Hubbard 'three Aces ! What
else, have you?' 'What else?' asked every
body. 'Another Ace! r UUK ACES!!!
I looked over the table and discovered the
face of my lately elated fmend had lost all
color the tobacco juice wns running out
of the corner of his mouth the V'p. and
X's, and C's, were dropped, and amazement
and stupefaction were strongly imprinted
on his features. A shout went up from
the by standers, and all hands were invited
to champagne at my expense.
It is scarcely necessary to say, that 1 fie
money uci on a create was never paid nor
was it ever expected to be paid. My friend
Hubbard recollected he had urgent busi
ness at Vicksburg, and left the boat. It so
happened that the stranger who had played
with us, also disembarked at the same
burgh, where they met with a siugular ac
cident being hung a few days aftewards
by a mob! Hubbard died game and spat
upon the excited populace.
About a month after the adventure above
related, I met a gentleman in Cincinnati,
whom I instantly recognized as one of mv
follow passengers on the "Warren." After
enquiring the state of each other's health
he asked me if I had played any at the
game of poker lately? "Xot since the
great game you witnessed on board tiie
Warren," I replied. "Do not play any
more," ho said, assuming a serious air
"you arc liable to be fleeced; 1 saw you
were in tho hands of swindlers,. and v hen
one of the fellows left tho table. I noticed
he laid a pack of cards he h id been shuf.
flins, near vour adversary's i-lbow. As nn !
experiment, (passing by at the moment.) 1
took the top card from the pack cr.J s,Wk
it muter the tiottom, by whicii means ij-ju
got the four v.rcs intended for his partner.
wliiic ha got the four kings intended for
ynu and thus the sporting gentlemen were
caught in their own trap;
Muit.L. Pukcr is decidedly aiJnngerous
gnme to play at particularly with stran
gers: but when you find yourself in pos
session of Jour aces, go it with a hush!
We havo npplied for information to the
lroper authorities, touching this sulij'ct, and
we understand tlio following ekotcii presents
tho truo stato of the transaction. Tho Wash
ington correspondent of the "New. -York Jour
n.i I of Commerce" s;ates that the I'ti'uiuot have
lately had tfi-j siiW?ot of emn!o ing steam ves
sels in the transportation of tlio niaf.s unJcr
advisement. Tlio fulluwiug is au extract from
his litter
Correspondence of the Journal nf Cumnrrce
" Wsm.NciToN, .May 20.
"It is a great mortification that the govern
ment dies not possess a swift sailing steam
vessel, which at this crisis, can be employed
in keening up a communication between the
government and the squadron in tho Gulf ol
.Mexico, an J our minister who is still iu Mex
ico. "I learn that this evil may possibly be soon
remedied by carry ins into execution tho lute
acts of Congress for employ ing su-ani vessels
in the transportation ol the muiis, ccj. 1 u
cabinet have lately had the subject under ad
visement, anu nave concluded to put the scheme
in execution. The contracts will probably be
soon mado by the Postmastor General. Col.
Sloo is the most probable compeiitor for the
contract for the steam vessels to run between
New Orleans, Galveston, Vera Cruz, lla
vanna, &c., and h has raised a million and
a half ol dollars lor iho undertaking- Naw
York of course, furnishes the sinew for this, I
as for every other great enterprise. The op
erations of your 'Atlantic Sieain Navigation
Company are always lonkcd to with interest
as atfirJing some proepect that our deficiency
in this respect will soon be supplied. '
The act of Congress of March 31, 1845,
providing for the transportation of tho mails
between the United Si ales and foreign coun
tries, places tho execution of tho important
duties created by that law in I ho hands of I lie
Postmaster Gencrul. Connected with the dis
charge of these duties are certain questions ol'
great moment, that have a idir bearing ti;rn
iho in'fresN nnd relvi"n nf tti r.)iuir) tMn
what Mong to tho arrangements of tho
mail. Tho iuUintive steps aro of course, to
hi taken by tlio IVtmasier General, and also
the final aHjustniinl and execution of the ma--ter;
but his progress has been rotarded by tho
imirenso mnss and countless dotails of duty,
which a Postmaster General hns to encounter
in thn contnet brancli nf hiB department at this
season of tho year, whea the entire re adjust
merit of mail service and rele'ting of contract
f'jrone-four:h of tho Union has been mad", in-crca-"
) nt this time by tlio necessity of re-or-gnnizirg
the operations of the department un
der n new posture Fys'rm. And Congress lia a
"piled Pelion upon Osa,-' by eroating a large
batch of new post routes, to bo put in opera
tion at an early ilay .
Wo learn ihat Mr. Johnson is not dispos
ed to bo precipitate in so grave a concern
ns tho organization of foreign miil lines, par
ticularly hen it is to he done in such a way a
to orgiiniz-! an important portion of the pri
vate cipiiul and enterprise ombarked in iur
commercial marine, into a system of military
defence. He is awaiting more full informa
tion as to tho character of the line, and the
frequptiey of the trips he should establish, be
between New-York and Liverpool os to tho
pro!abi!iiii." of (success with regard to thn
lines from New-York to Havre, and New York
to Bremenwhether the line to Havnnna
should run from New-York or from Char'e?
ton: and what kind and size of vessel is best
suited for the navigation between New-Orleans,
Galveston and Vera Cruz. The relative merits
ol sail packets and steamships; tho difference
resulting from the greater advantage and fa
cility of obtaining the former, and whethor .t
is best to contract lo give the nott proceeds of
the postage arising from the letters and paper",
or a slated annua! compensation, these am
points on which be is receiving information
and looking for hu.! further views and state
ments from those who take an in'.erost in such
important mcasuiea. When fully advised, his
advertisement for proposals will be issued.
We do not remember having met with'a
passage of tho same length, so full of true
feeling, thrilling pathor, and graphic power,
as the following extract from a speech de
livered byjMr. A. B. Longstreel, of Geor
uia, before the Methodist convention .at
"No; wc must pnrt, and the sooner the
better. Let ti, with our new origination,
try lo get bark to primitive Methodism. 1
speak not ol its externals, some of whicii
never legitimately belonged to it, but ol its
inward grnres. 1 speak of its former zeal,
which glowed with equal fervor amidst the
miasm of the low-land swnmps and the
liohlthful breezes of the moe.ntatn, which led
the Methodist preachn to seek the tost sheep
of the fold of Christ whithersoever they
wandered. I speak ot thnt Methodism that
preached not only on stated dns, nnd at
staled times, but which preached at ail times
Hiid in ull places in the chppi-l, the hut. tho
kitcheD, the grove, the wilderness to fath
ers, mothers, husband, wives, parents, chil
dren, masters, servants which never en
tered a house without a word for the Lord,
and never left it without praying a blcssir.
upon it which p'anted the standard of th
cross on the spot which we occup . ero '.I e
elk and the bi.ll'.ilo hud left it which push
ed on its hibore, tit times, until exhausted
nature sutil; under them.
"When 1 thus speak of Methodism, let
me not be understood as cUi!i)ir2 lor cr.:
cct nil the :e!:p.n ili.it is in the v.-or'.d. Fas
ffin it there is n? pure religion in the oth
er churches as in ours. I am not so secta
rian. If I possess one christian virtue, it .s
love for u'l that love ;nJ serve the Lord
Jesus Ci.ii.--t; l.ut 1 confess I ieel a kindling
emoti :i!!i.',J io li e II.. : si sublime, w heti
I contemplate Methodism personified ia
such men ns our Nolly, whose funeral on e
;uie3 were performed by himself, whose
dirge v. as sot-.nded by the winter winds,
who-T v. i -..!;..' sheet was -.3 snow drift,
-nd w'.iov i.i..-ii::o--n'. was ti.e s.-.;rdy o&k of
ihe lore". found by the woodsman, frozen
on his knes nnd biried in the attitude of
ci ! Oi loyseii I wili uui glory; of nv
thuicli 1 will not glory j but of nuchas thtso
mit leeoivie a fool in glorying, nnd nil
chrislimiS iveiild pardon ii:o, if not join me.
YV. were I to inscribe on the tree, the roct
of uhii'h was his last pillow, (he. dtrU'.inn s
lest mjiiuinent, every christian ol every
church would cheerfully insciibe under it.
Amen, and nrnrn. To this I.ind of Method
ism l-n us et bin I;; let it be ihe charactet
istic of the southern church, nnd then if
they will, let the northern church take all
the rest."
The last hnttr Irom Mr. Wuish, from IV
ris, published in tha National Intelligencer,
lias the lollov. ir:
Takis, May 1, IC45.
In the sitting of the Civimbet s of Depu
ties on the 2Jih of April Mr. Ar.igo an
nounced that, on the Sunday following
ilie communication by electr.cul telegraph
would be completely established betweeu
this capital and llouen. llesuid also: It had
ueen at first doubted whether the current
could be transmit ted from Faris to Lyon;
but at present no doubt whatever existed
thnt it would be to without the slightest
difficulty." Mr. Ar.igo Muted that the idea
of nn elee'rieal telegraph was not new.
Piaiiklin conceived that electricity might
he npplied to the transmission of despatch
es. But the iir.n who sifemutizeJ the idea
was Lfsng, a savan of French extraction ,
smiled at Geneva, who published his notion
in 1771, in a short no'e. Arago explained
the experiments made in Trance, on vari
ous principles, and specified the process ol
Professor Morse, to whom no European
ira:i is wining to atiow the original and
superior credit lo which he is entitled.
A scheme lor forwarding tho whole mail,
it the rate of sixty miles nn hour, tho
Washington correspondent ol the Journal of
Commerce says, is now in agitation. Ex
pei insula weie soon to he made, whicii
will demonstrate its cn'.iie feasibility. Ji will
be a cheap nude of transporting the mail
and in fir preferable to (lie ntinopheriu
rail rojd t'llk-d ol ia Enghin I. JV. 1'. iVeic.v.
H.'ppv if
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