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The Mrlcnro r AdvcnU'.ua.
Perhaps, rather than n science, adver tising shtull bo considered one of 1lio fmo arts. Nothing more exercises llio ingenuity of the Imsincss world llian U10 mode of presenting, in tlie most striking effective manner, tlie claims of 1111 oM Maud or a new business, an estab lished commodity or nn artielo offering innovation mum current habits and usa ges as its recommendation. Whatever is to lie effected, whether it bo the con tinuance of a well known line of trade, r the introduction of a new house or new goods, tlie newspaper is the lever !y which the world must ho moved. And advertising, to business men," has become such a necessity that few can succeed without it Those few only suc ceed under peculiar circumstances, which eiNt more to create, if they can bo form ed at nil, than twice the expense of the - most lavish advertising involves. "Tho first requisite in any business is tho right modo of doing it, and the prop er materials to operate with. Any un dertaking on a less firm basis than this, comes under the expressive, but not very elegant designation of ' humbug." , .This may answer for a day or a week, or a month but to advertise is only in the end to expose and extinguish it. People may like to be deceived, as the adage declares, but they havo nn aversion to being imposed upon twice by tlie same moans. And if Tht ploamiro in us gnnt Of being cheated an to cheat, (bad grammar that, but not ours,) it is a pleasure which requires constant novelty to give it relish. So unless a man has a thousand twists and as many aliases, it is best to try only that which will sus tain itself. In other words, the science -f advertising, and its success rests upon waking that known which reouires onlv to bo known to bo appreciated. It is to introduce something which will defend its own reputation when once it is bro.ight to. the public acquaintance and recogni tion. Tho proverb that " good wine needs 110 bush," is true after the first sip; but good wine needs tho blush to bring about that touch to thirsty lips which will be afterwards its own adver tisement And a bad article can by no force of advertising eloquence be made to deceive the same customer twice. Many men, confident in their own fair title of business and patronage, draw less than their due, by their neglect to advertise. At tho same time, others, with no higher intrinsic desert, succeed by a liberal use of the means which cus tom has rendered essential to commerce. I f you have a man already in your count ing house or store, you have no reserve in placing before him the advantages you can offer. And if you bring him to the place already aware of what you can do for him, there is so much time saved, even if you did not secure a single new rwv.uj.WJ. J!j by , advertising. But 111 the flight of newspapers w hich go out of eve ry city daily, your rivals, if you neglect to avail yourself of tho advantage, may be waylaying your own customers at eve ry post town, and securing the first-attention of now purchasers. Among the residents in the city, there are next to none, if there arc any who do not daily read pome newspaper. All may not seek the advertising pages ; but if there is an ar ticle the purchase of which is in a man's thoughts, its name is sure to catch his - eye, without his searching for it. lu cked, we know it is the habit of many purchasers, ladies as well as gentlemen, to make tho newspaper their shopping guide and their business directory. They look to see where, with fewest steps and least trouble, they may find what they seek. While with such purchasers the advertiser has altogether the best chance, customers who buy thus understandingly are easiest to satisfy. Philadelphia Xarth American. Never forsake a friend, when one : roies gather around him when sickness falls on the heart when the world is dark and cheerless is the time to try a true : friend. They who t urn from the scene of distress betray their hypocrisy, and prove that interest only moves them. -If you . havo a friend who loves you and studies your interest and happiness, be sure to sustain him. in adversity. Let him feel that his former kindness is appreciated, and that his love is not thrown away. Real fidelity may be rare ; but it exists in the heart. Who has not seen and felt its .power They deny its wortli and power w ho have never loved a friend, or labored to make a friend happy. Tho female heart may bo compared to a garden, wbich.when well cultivated.pre sents a continued succession of fruits and flowers to regale the soul and delight the eye; but when neglected, produces a crop of tho most noxious weeds large and flourishing, because their growtli is In proportion to tho warmth and richness of the soil from which they spring. Let the mind of the young and lovely female bo stored with useful knowledge, and the influence of women, tho undiminished in power, will be like tho diamond of the desert, spalkiing and pure, whether sur rounded by the sands of desolation, for gotten and unknown, or pouring its re freshing streams through every avenue of the social and moral habit. mm 1 ! Beautiful Extract ! An interior paper begins a political article upon the subject of " .Southern Rights JJemocracy, "thus - " Kver since tho commencement of the storm which has agitated the political brings of tho Southern harp, the sounds elicited from tho vibrating democratic chords have been but songs of patriotism fttuned to the theme of love of ooun- t-y and section, tho strong chorus of self, lihing determination swelling the an them into majesty !" That's w it bin one step ofiliQ sublime. YtT The woman who has a bad bus band makes a confidant of her maid. THE PKAIIME NEWS. aoiiN km HAunsoN, i:mtok. 11. 31. TIXBAIJ,, ASSISTANT K1HT0K. OKOLONA, MISS: Thursdny, ITI:u ti I 8, 1 58. jVlV'stiuiWont urn rriiirt'l to net n Agciitu, J I 'kv. J. 1). Mans in our nutlmrml uncut itt Aberdeen fur noliciting Kulnciiptiiiiii iiimI ad- VcriwemontH. I Waiu'IEM) in cur authorized ngeut lit Mobile, A1.,"., for Holiciiiug utilwriptimsH imtl nd- V0I I'llll'llt Ho the M.l.ile l'ricc Current. ! 5' The Hev. Mr. CinsoN will pivavli in Hit1 Kjii'C(.ji:d Clmivli, tit Okolonn, on the tirnt, sec (mil, imtl thinl Sunday f cacli motif It, mid lit Pontotoc on the fourth Mid fifth SumhivH. I'fWi' will furnish either l'l-tensou or Ar thur' Miiiriizie find tlici'rairio New one year, to RulmenlHTs, for ftf,?5. Thim giving the hii! neriher f t worth for $:l,00. 1'ernoiin desiring to take iik tip at thin proposition, hliould end iii their name iiiniiediiitelv. Thin oiler in iwule onlv to now MihKcrihcni See advertisement of Mortgage ale. t'S1' Seethe now advertisement of II. L. Hill & Co. and respond to their call, you who owe them. Merchants are com- lK'Hcd to have money their business can not be carried on without it. 1'eople know this, still they exhibit a remarkable dilatoriousness in paying for the goods they buy. Cotton is high and goods are cheap, so pay is the advice we kindly ex tend to all. O5" Let every body, fur and near, at tend the sale of Town Lots in Okoloua next Monday. This is a favorable op portunity for purchasing a residence or business lot. The railroad is coming, or is going to come, and when it does get here, a picco of ground a hundred feet square will be worth a fortune. fit' A half interest in the Ilandsboro Reformer is offered for sale. This is a good opening for any one wishing to en ter into the publishing business. Address I. K. Maver, Ilandsboro, Miss. A good deal of matter set up for last issue was unavoidably crowded out ; this will account for some of tlie news be ing a little stale. W A Dr. S. P. Sheldon, of New York City, sends us an advertisement of an ar ticle called " Whiskerando" requesting us to publish six months. We reckon the Doctor want s to pay us in his quack com pounds; but wo can't be bamboozled by Northern swindlers. Our moustache is scant very scant, andourwhisker scant er ; but wo prefer to wait and bide our time to using any villainous stuff on our chin to cam e tho beard to sprout. We will take this opportunity to say, those who wish us to perform their work must accompany their orders 'with the cah when they live at such a safe distance as New York. The Sophoinorish editor of the Fool's Mirror, alias- the Sunny South, tries to be witty at the expense of the Prairie News, styling it a " thumb-paper," and saying he would blister tlie editors of the noisy sheet, were lie not in thesamo fix as was tho woman who, be ing requested by her husband to spank a cross baby, after turning jt over said " J can't find- ' a place' big rnovgh to spanl." We are not at all surprised at his inability to find " a place;" wo take speci al care never to show one. In this we are unlike this editor, for heshows "the place" so plain, wo are tempted to boot it, but the fear of spoiling our foot restrains us, as he, like the species of animal known as the " skunk" has some natural advan tages. .. . f If a dissolution of tho Union should be resolved upon by the citizens of this District, and a legion of cavalry, or a regi ment of infantry should be raised as a means of protection, we think the expense of buying a bugle or trumpt could be dis pensed with by giving the Sunn ft editor that office, nature having indowed him with qualities, (such as are ascribed to a certain long-eared animal we read of in Esops Fables) which eminently fit him for such a post. tf The clod hopping essayist, whom it will be remembered, the Prairie Xeics condesended to notice some time ago, has again through the medium of the Panola Star, delighted tho reading world with 0110 of bis essays, and avows a determi nation to write even if the formidable and one-ideaed editor of the Prairie News should criticiso his productions. We won't make any remarks on this essay will only advise him to quit writing for newspapers; go to some trado or other plantingcorn, or anything ; even to raising potatoes when if like can raise as well as beget like, ho "Will reap an abundant crop of " small potatoes." We had a considerable storm of wind and rain 011 yesterday. I.-f.llMIUJNCH I'EUSOMF! ICJ), I here Is a ono-horso paper published at Pontotoc called tho Examiner.ihe edi tor of which has presumed to speak slight ingly of the Prairie Xews. Before wo condescend to notice this impudent editor and his " catch penny"' sneer, wo will offer an apology to our renders for lower ing our self to his level. Since our en trance on editorial life, we have endeavor ed to keep within the pale of genttenianly decency and decorum j but as nn old say ing goes " fight the devil with his own weapons," we are under tlie necessity of descending from our usual dignity to play tlie game of " dog eat dog." Sonic weeks ago we spoke of the prac tice some editors had of publishing parts of stories from Northern newspapers; getting pay therefor at tho rate of two cents a line, and cited tho first chapter of the tale entitled" Richard Hoffman" as an instance. At the same time, wo de nounced editors who w-ro guilty of such Yankee tricks, as being ungentlemanly and accused them of belying themselves. It seems this editor of tho Examiner published the first chapter of "Kichard Hofinian," and our remarks riled his feel ings considerably, but in attempting to justify, shows himself as perfect a ninny as ever disgraced a tripod. From the tenor of his leader in regard to us, we presume he took tho article all to him self, though, at the time it was penned, we could not, nor can we now call to mind the name of a single paper in which we saw the story in question. It attracted our attention beforo we became connect ed with the Prairie Xews, and feeling confident we never noticed it in tho Ex aminer, of course, intended no allusion to that paper. Indeed, we did not particular ize ; we merely spoke of, and condemned the custom, but as the cap fits the Ex aminer man, and he seems anxious o" the honor of wearing it, we repeat, it is a swindle, a cheat and an imposition. If tho Examiner and other papers of the sanio feature will place these stories in their advertising columns and charge for them at their usual rates, we'll not have another word to say ; but as long as they impose such stuff on their readers, and can only whine out the miserable apology if tie first chapter will repay perusal, the whole story can he cheaply obtained hy the. very moderate outlay of two dollars in a subscription to the Xew York Ledger, so long will we persist, in saying it is a cheating, a swindling ope- ration, and the editors publishing, the guilty parties. As to strutting ourself tlie " censor of the Press," we disclaim all such ambi tion ; but we possess and we intend to exercise the right of saying just what we please, in reference to what we consider humbuggery and imposition. His in timation of an intention, on our part, to mislead by saying two cents per lino was the pay for theso advertisements, is false. We do not exchange with the Xew York Ledger, and of course, were not invited to publish, but we have authority, (for the trutli of which wo will stand,) for saying two cents a lino was all offered to some papers, and is it reasonable to suppose tlie Ledger would offer some cue price and others another ? . Wc are willing to admit Northern lite rature, at least some of it, is worthy of patronage; but when such under-hand tucks and low. means nre used to bring it into notice, we say it ought to be " ta booed and kept from the Southern peo ple." This dolt of- an editor in connec tion with our hostility to abolitionists, want to know why we don't come out for a separate confederation, instead of All owing the path of a defunct party, l"Wo tell the impertinent Jackanapes we love tho Union and we love our own native sunny land, and we desiro toseeherpros per and increase in power, instead of be ing wasted and destroyed by contentions. Put our hate for abolitionists is no less than our lovo for our own home, and when we are convinced wo can no longer re main in tho Union as equals as freemen, enjoying the same liberties as Northern ers, we are for a separate confederacy, y. But we cannot bring ourself to a willing ness to see our fair land rent and dis tracted by civil war, merely for the grati c ,. , , . . .... , ncation of a despairing political party, v So far as our being an unworty mem ber of the fraternity, against the members of which we prefer such grave chargesf wo havo only to say if he is a worthy member, wo liaVe no desiro to equalize ourself with it. As to tho imputation of ingratitude ho casts on us, and his setting us down as an animal of the asinino spe cies, until we learn better manners, we regard as particularly intended to re lieve us of any grateful feelings wo may have entertained for those wlio extended " the usual cordial greeting and flattering welcome." Wo did form a very favorable opinion of tho Examiner and felt kindly and patronisingly disposed toward it, and even went so far as to predict tlie present editor would mako it a No. 1 sheet after the mail advertisments were taken out but " a change has como o'er tho spirit of our dream," wrought by its acknowledging itself a catch penny affair, or at any rate exhibiting an extreme tenderness on that point. ' " Go Examiner, go. You have erred and you know it ; but go and sin no more. Experience will teach you better; she keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other. ; , . i ' GCol. Wood, who recently killed Dr. D. 0. SiiAiirE, in Lexington, Miss., was tried before magistrates and it was decided that he be refused bail. Aftorward a habeas corpus being granted and a new hearing had, ho was admitted to bail in the sum of ten thousand dollars. Insani ty caused by mania portu was plead. NEWS ITEMS. A writer in the Southern Cultivator says tho China sugar cane is a humbug, The news from Mexico represents strong disaffection by four of the States to the now government. Alvarez is in tho field with 3000 cavalry against the new gov ernment, and Gens. Doblado, Parrodi and Artcaza are fortified at Celaza in the State of Guanazjuto with G000 men and twenty seven pieces of artillery. Tho downfall of Zuloaga, tho President of the Republic is considered certain. Governor Denver, of Kansas, has issued a proclamation denouncing J. II. Lane's proposal for enrolling tho militia as ille-Sal- Brighain Young has been indicted for high treason. The citizens of Philadelphia have pe titioned the Legislature to pass a law prohibiting free negroes coming into that State. . Gen. Buford who was so prominent an actor in Kansas affairs, a year or two ago, has given up the cause in disgust and re turned to Eufaula, Ala., to resume the practice of law. Col. Wade Hampton, of South Caroli na, well known as a sportsman, died a few days ago. td The Conserratist is the name of a new paper published at Newberry, South Carolina. Tlie number we have before us is well filled, and neatly gotten up, and is with pleasure placed on our ex change list. We welcome the Corinthian PiJar to our sanctum, and hail its appearance as an omen of our soon being placed in closer connection. NATCH IS DAILY t'OI.'KIEtt. We do not know how it is that wc havo kept from saying something about this invaluable paper, probably because of a way of our own wc have of showing love by neglect. We are yet to learn whether or not any of our citizens take this paper ; if they do not, send for, pay for, and read it. We say it is tho best edited paper in Mississippi, and when we say anything we mean it. It takes a right view of this much talked about Lecompton Con stitution. Wc make an extract from an editorial on the subject : " We are not opposed to the immediate admission of Kansas. On tlie contrary, we favor it, because we think it will soon est take that exciting subject out of Iho hands of demagogues office seekers and office holders. Wc believe that Kansas will be admitted, and at tlie present ses sion of Congress ; and therefore that all altercration about what we ought to do, if the present application is refused, is unnecessary. But we as freely express the opinion, that if Congress were to refer back that Lecompton Constitution to the people of Kansas, with a view to test the question whether it is indeed their act, and in consonance with their wishes, it would be no cause for disunion." The Lost Daughter, and other stories of the heart, by Mrs. Caroline Lee Ilentz, Authoress ef Jlcna, Linda, Robert Gra ham and others. T. B. Peterson Xo. 30G, Chestnut Street Philadelphia. Price in cloth 1,25, or, in two volumes paper 1,00. This is a beautiful and touching story, such as only Mrs.. Lee Ilentz can write. But read tho 'follow ing notice of it by the editor of the Dol lar Xeuspaper, and enclose 1,25 to T.B. Peterson, Philadelphia, who will forward lit free of postage : r . , As a successful writer of Sketches, Mrs. Ilentz is, in our opinion unequaled in this country, and her continuous sto ries are marked by all the characteristics that proclaim tho true novelist a natu ral and ably developed plot, great pow ers of imagination and construction, pu rity of feeling, and evident earnestness of purpose on tho part of tho author, without which tho reader cannot feel in terested in any story, while she possesses also the artistic skill which causes the in terest of tho reader to increase as the tale proceeds, to the end of the last chap ter. All who havo read "Linda," and " Rena," or the Snow Bird, will readily acknowledge this ; while the " Banished Son," and " Ixivo after Marriage," attest to her excellenco as a sketch writer. Every one feels, while reading her tales, that the writer herself must possess the virtue, and patriotism, and religious sen timent she inculcates, and wo knew ma ny who had no personal acquaintance with the author who esteemed her a dear fr'end. Mrs. Hentz combined power, of delineation and grace ol style in a re markable degree, and was a close obser ver of human nature, so that 'all her characters seem as natural as life, while she always had a moral aim in her writ ings, which commends them to the fire side of every family in tho land as profi table and pleasant reading. We must commend to her many former admirers this posthumous edition of her. last noit vellettes, and we are sure they will bo eagerly enquired for by all. CS Posey the chivalrous editor of the Marion American, in a letter .written from Mobile for his paper, thus talks of Belle Brittan, who is gaining some noto riety in the newspaper world : .,. ., Belle UrittiiD. . .. . 1. Everybody, of course, wants to know who is tho charming " Belle Brittan" of whom 1 hove made such mysterious men tion. Well that's a secret, for Belle is a sort of a myth of doubtful identity. Home ladies asked a gentleman who was in the secret who was Belle Brittan was sho single or married, to which lie gave tho answer that Belle was " not only single but singular." She frequents all the cen tres of fashion where fun and frolic do most congregate, and slie reflects through the paper which sho edits, and which is a Mirror of fashionable life, all tho saucy enteriaiiiing things which como under her observant eye. Belle it was who de fined " a fast woman" to be " a woman that you can say anything to." Suffice it to say 1 havo had a pleasant time with Belie, who says and does a thousand sau cy and piquant and witty things, and further than this deponent sayeth not A KE.-MAJiKAMI.E HIICIDH. A young man named A. F. Brand re cently committed suicide in California, the details of which aro terrible. He was a confidential clerk in a large busi ness establishment was led into dissipa tion embezzled a large amount of mon ey was discovered driven to madness, and mortified by a sense of shame, he went to a graveyard and deliberately drank poison. On the ground where ho was found were several pieces of paper he had torn from a memorandum book. On these were written his dying thoughts. Number one : " Yet the thoughts of my poor mother keep my heart warm, or rather hot, for 1 feel l am her murderer. God help ine ! How slowly time passes ; it seems to me nearly half an hour since I took the fatal dose yet I do not suffer. How chilly it is ! 1 feel stiff from the cold." , Number two : " It is -fearful to die thus, alone to look around, see the hills, hear the roar of tho ocean, see your fellow-beings mov ing in the distance, yet die alone. Just after my thi'd.doso a man passed and told his friends I was crazy. God for give me. I hope I am. What terrible suspense, this waiting for death." Number three: " For science half of the bottle I have taken ; four doses of the strch at intervals of about, three minutes, yet I do not suffer. I feel nervous, but will note tho time on the back of this. I think it has been fifteen minutes since I took the first, lam cold and chilly. May some good result from my death." On the fourth piece the writing is with out any order. The words are spread irregularly over tho paper lenghtliwiso and diagonally. They are as follows : " Fully half an hour. I am dying God help mo. A. F. B." Number five : " I am dy " A lady correspondent, who pro fesses to be terrified at the indelicacy of our paper, threatens for tho future to set her foot on every copy she sees. She bad better not. Our paper has i's in it. Louim ille Journal. It may have i's and c too, but what avail if it cannot appreciate the delicate fgure (of speech) of the lady. Mobile Mercury You, you, Nason ! Now you've done it ! but its just like you, and wo can't help it. Fonr Solemn Linen. Four lines more beautiful than these are rarely written, The figure which it involves is exquisite : " A solemn murmur iu the soul TelW of thin world to be, A traveler bear the billow roll, Before they rench tho son." Buffalo Eiprets Four worse lines than theso aro rarely written. The figure which it involves is awful : "A solemn murmur 'moiigst the throng, Tell how iinpiiUen.ly The boardera listen for the gong, To call them in to ten." Zunettille Aurora. Four lines more truthful than these aro rarely written. The figure which "it" involves is absolutely painful : u A Milemn buzi!ng in your ear, 1 When you retire to bed, Tellu you that swilling laser beef Is dreadful tor the head. . Loitisrillr Timrt.' ' Four more distressing lines than these are rarely written. The figure involved is harrowing : ' ' ' t ' A colAin gazing in your face, ' Ai "foot this bill iirV said, : " And you with most befitting grace Sighing answer "nary red.". 1 Col. Robert T. Goree, of Perry county, Ala., committed suicide a few days ago. The cholera in Guatemala is stated to have subsided. . , II uuuai'iuii (JvnMM Need. V' We would call attention to Messrs. Pomoroy & Marshall's advertisement of Hungarian Crass Seed. This grass is, without doubt, the article so much need ed in our section to enable us to com pete with Iho West in raising our own cows, beef, mutton, mules, &c. The last Patent Office Report speaks of it as having been first imported by the Patent Offico in 1854, and known as tho "Hun garian Grass," and goes'on .fo say It is luxuriant in its growth, and produces hay of the first quality. Horses and cattle eat it with avidity. Farmers in every part of tho country should give it their attention, as" it will make more "arid Tot ter, feed than any other, kind of, grass now known in tho United States." It is destined to chango the agricultural pro ductions of the joou'utry, and, substitute cows', horses, mules' and sheep ill place of hogs. Wc have .raised hogs hereto fore from nocessityj 'sinqdy, because, one only reliable crop was corn," and" other domestic animals required hay, or its equivalent, which wo could not produce with cheapness and certainty A good crop of Hungarian grass is about three tons and thirty bushels of seed to the acre. It will often go be yond and seldom fall below this. . Such crops were grown last season notwith standing the drouth. The seed may be sown in this region from the 15th of March to the 15th of June, at the rate of a bushel to three acres. It should be put into the ground in tho same manner as oats, harrowing before and after sowing. The time for cutting is when the seed is nearly ripe and tho plant of a fine yel low color. If cut too early tiie seed wlil not be perfect, and if too late, it will shell out in curing. It may be cured in the same manner as hay, and is fully equal to the best timothy. The. Dead of the Eliza Battle. Capt. S. (J. Stone went up a few davs ajo, on tlie steamer Magnolia, to tlie scene of the sad disaster at Kemp's Landing. He went for tho side purpose of recovering, if possible, tlie remaining bodies lost by the burning of the steamer Eliza 'Battle. Ho succeeded in finding the following : Rev. A. M. Newman, Ky. Dr. S. II. Join, Greene county. : Child of B. Cromwell, Warsaw. T. J. Mathews, Yazoo .City, Miss. Chambermaid, belonging to 8. G. Stone. Boy Robert, belonging to T. Buford. Bov (pantryman) unknown. i iiom; illKiuu'io 1 no-. recovered, with two siill missing, Inakes the total number lost thiWy-one. Tho bodies of Mr. Galloway, -of 'Gainesville, and a negro belonging toMcMahan. have not yet been found. On tho body of the Rev. Mr. Newman. Capt Stone found $5, 300, and on that of Dr. Jones, t,400. The coat of L. Y. Martin, of Kentucky, with drafts amounting to over $5,000 was recovered. -, : . . The recovery of tho money on the body of the Rev. Mr. Newman was a fortunate circumstance ; for only a few days pre vious several kindhcarted ladies took up a collection among our citizens to obtain means to send the bereaved widow to her friends. 'Mobile Mercury. , . Hints to Country Postmasters. Tho Savannah Georgian complains of the care less manner in which tho mails 'are de livered and attended to in small Country post offices throughout the State. It says postmasters should not allow persons to como into their office, and overhaul the newspapers, thus supplying Tom, Dick and Harry with news and information at the cost of regular subscribers. Persons have no right to pick up newspapers iu country post offico and read them, when they do not subscribe for the samo. Post masters have no business to allow such liberties to take place in their office, as by such, tho mail becomes detained, mis placed and regular subscribers dissatis fied. - ... ., . ... (i, , Shahspcarean 'Inversion and Perver sion. Tho Boston Post is responsible for the following atrocity : . A enrt-before-horse blunder, to my mind, " ' AVas 8hnkepeai''i writing " cabined, cribbed, routined; A soaiething in my cabin lately happened -1 That make me read " coulned,". then " crib ' bed" and cabined." , Central America. Tho Moses Taylor brings intelligence from Nicaragua and Costa Rica, the principal item of.interest in which is, the report that the Costa Ri cari authorities had tried Alvarado,' who had command of Castillo Viejo when it was taken by Col." Anderson's force, in the late attact upon it, on the charge of having improperly abandoned it to them. He was pronounced guilty, and sentenced to four years' imprisonment. ' ' J The lato civil war in Kansas did not last but a day and a half. A Kansas correspondent thus sums up the result of it: - ' 1 .,:, ... Killed "t; 0 Wounded, contusion of the nosel l 5 2 Missing.....'....,.;.......... 1 1 0 Captured. . . . . : . . i .. . j.- 3 Frightened .-. ,.5,718 Slave trade Re-opened. Xcy Or leans, Feb. 26. The Delta asserts that the Slave trade has already , been re mined. . Giiro-nes nf ulnrna hava nrrivnd and been sold at a depot on Pearl river, 1 mere is a reari river, Known as wo boundary between Louisiana and Missis sippi and may be the point referred to in the Delta. Reporter) The slavera sail under the French flag. " J j-