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VOLE XVIII. FRA1KLIN, PARISH OF ST.IIARY, (ATTAKAPAS,) LOUISIANA. JULY 7 3. NBER .
S·IIE gla ~--- T~--- -----;-- --- -------- -- -~ - - - -- ---- VOLUBIE VI¥III. FR.A.NKLIN, PARISH OF ST, MARYP, (ATTAKAPAS,) LOUISIANA ..... JULY 7, 18 58. nUMBER SO. m· mm mmu in • . ... mam `THE POETS' CORNER. BENEVOLENCE. A benevolent man was Absolem Bess, At each and every tale of distress le biased right up like a rocket; He felt for all who 'neath poverty's smart Were doomed to bear life's roughest part He felt for them in his inmost heart, But never felt in his pocket. Yet all said he was an excellent man; For the poor, he'd preach, for the poor he'd plan Tobetter them he was willing : But the oldest one who had heard him pray, And preach for the poor in a pitiful way, Couldn't remember, exactly, to say He had ever given a shilling. Oh, am excellent man was Absolem Bess, And the world threw up its hands to bless, Whenever his name was mentioned. But he died one day, he did and O ! He weat right down to the shades below, Where al are boeand, I fur, to go, Who are only good intentioned. SELECTED. The Poor Lawyer. The Knickerbocker Magazine," some 'years ago, contained Washington Ir ving's "Eearly Experience of Ralph ,Riagwood." This exciting story was well termed by the editor "a soecies of Mountjoy of the West," for the lovers 'of Ralph Ringwood are scarcely less .poetical than those of Mountjoy him -self. Here is the first introduction to 'the lovely maiden who was to have so greatan influence on his after life: '" I had taken my breakfast and was "waiting for my horse, when, in passing -up and down the piazza, I saw a young .girl seated near the window, evidently -a visitor. She was very pretty, with 'auburn hair, and blue eyes, and was dressed in white. I had seen nothing -of the kind since I had left Richmond; at that time I was too much of a boy tto be struck by female beauty. She was so delicate and dainty looking, so different from the hale, buxom brown utrls of the woods-and then her white dress! it was so dazzling! Never was a loor youth so taken by surprise, and suddenly bewitched. My heart yearn ed to know her, but how was I to accost ter? I had grown wild in the woods, and had none of the habitudes of po lite life. Had she been like Peggy Pugh, or Sally Piman, or any other of say leathern dressed belles of the pig eun-roosts. [ should have approached ter without dread : nay, had she been as fair as Short's daughter with their oeoking-,.lass lockets, I should not have tieitatel; but that white dress, and those auburn rinzlets, and blue eyes and delicate looks, quite daunted while they fascinated me. I don't know what pet it into my head, but I thought, all et once, I would kiss her. It would take a leng acquaintance to arrive at such a boon. but I might seize upon it by sheer robbery. Nobody knew me here. I would jest step in and snatch a kiss, maunt my herse and ride off. She would not be the worse of it : and that kiss-oh, I should die if I did not get itn I gave no time for thought to cool. but entered'the house and stepped light ly into the room. She was seated with her back to the door, looking out of the window, and did not hear my approach. I tapped her chair, and as she turned and looked up, I snatched as sweet a kiss as ever was stolen, and I vanished isa twinkling. The next moment I w.ase. horseback, galloping homeward, f mfry kwart tiagling a) what I had After a variety of atinsing adven. ua., R],igwood attempts the study of awr, in a" obseare settlement in Ken tcklhere he delvyd night anti day. i paruees his stndies, occasionally lesat a debating sceiety, and at h bgecomes quite a genius, and a Sa the eyes of the married la tvL village. diL ulr to take tea eae evening With - rue it these ladies, whein to my itud somewhat to my confue Sinbud 'with her the idenrtical heaugy whom I hbi auda *'I was fonmally inteo ar, but afither of 'as betaty . of previous aeqaaintanee b th ih to the eyes. While g dy, the. lady oef the it of the rooP' to give ad' left n' alene. lr t I situation! lie eitte e I st din the deepest it *s'pt . ItWdb u aeessity 1 bict t b ofthe ` e t .ttee h t -ta'td. gi `-t forsd I ad l kl desperatel Upsor, abEtomtit r'Op butetib 1 t, f'. wi·*W2_o S"This very autumnI was admitted to the bar, and a month afterwards was married. We were a young couple she not much more than sixteen and I not quite twenty-and both almost without a dollar in the world. The es tablishment was well suited to our cir cumstances; a low house with two small rooms, a bed, and a table, a half dozen chairs, a half dozen knives and forks, a half dozen spoons-every thing by the half dozen-a little delph ware, everything in a small way; we were so poor, but then so happy. We had not been married many days when a court was held in a country town, about twenty-five miles distant. It was *ecessary for me to go there, and p* 'myself in the way of business -but how was I to go? I had expend ed all my means on our establishment, and then it was Lard parting with my wife so soon after marriage. However, go I must. Money must be made, or we would soon have the wolf at our door. I accordingly borrowed a horse, and borrowed a little cash, and rode off from my door, leaving my wife stand ing at it, and waving her hand at me. Her last look, so sweet and becoming, went to my heart. I felt as if I could go through fire and water for her. I arrived at the country town on a cool October evening. "The inn was crowded, for the court was to commenceon the following day. I knew no one, and wondered how I, a stranger, a mere youngster, was to make way in such a crowd, and to get busine:ss. The public room was throng ed with all the idlers in the country, who gather on such occasions. There was some drinking going forward, with a great noise and a little altercation. Just as I entered the room, I saw a rough bully of a fellow, who was partly intoxicated, strike an old man. He came swaggering by me, and elbowed me as he passed. I immediately knocked Lim down, and kicked him in to the street. I needed no better intro duction. fn a moment I had half a dozen rough shakes of the hand and in vitations to dri.nk, and found myself quite a personage in this rough assem blage. The next morning the court opened -- took my seat among the lawyers. but felt as a mere spectator, not having any idea where business was to conic from. In the course of the morning a man was put to the bar, charged with passing counterfeit money, and was asked if he was ready for trial. He answered in the negative. He had been confined in a place where there were no lawyers, and had not had an opportunity of consulting any. He was told to choose from the lawyers present. and be ready for trial on the following day. He looked around the court and selected me. I could not tell why he should make such a choice. I, a beard less youngster, nnpracticed at the bar: perfectly unknown. I felt diffident, yet delighted, and could have hugged the rascal. Before leaving the court, he gave me one hundred dollars in a bag, as a re taining fee. I could scarcely believe my setses, it seemed like a dream. The heaviness of the fee spoke but lightly in favor of his innocence-but that was no atfairof mine. I was to be advocate, not judge or jury. I followed him to the jail, and learned from him all the particulars of the case; from thence I went to the clerk's offie.e and took minutes of the indictment. I than examined the law on the sebject, and prepared my briet.in my room. All this occupied me until midnight, when went to bed and tried to sleep. It was all in vain. Never in my life Was I more wide awake. A host of thoughts and fancies kept rushing through msy midl : the shower of gold that had so unexpectedly fallen into my lap, the idea of my poor little wife at home, that I was to astonish with my good fortune! But the awful responsi bility I had undertaken, to speak for the lirst time in a strange court., the ex peetations the onlprit had formed of my talents, all these, and a crowd of simi lar notipns, kept whirling through my mind. "I tossed about all night, fearing ttie mooing would find me exhaustedt and imcompetent-in a word, the day i dawned on me a miserable fellow. i I got up feverish and nervous. I walfed out before breakfas, striving to collect my thoughts, and tranquaIize my feelings. It was a bright morning -I bathed my 6irehead and my hian.ds in a beautiful runaing ustream, ebut 1 could not allay the fever heat that raged. within.. I returned to breakfast but could not eat. A stapge cu of coffee formed my repast. It. was time to. o to court.: 1went there with a tibi -,heart. I believe if it "had iot bIn for the theughts of mynlittle ife.ini her.losely house, I should have giv .bsk the mat tis hundred dol lnrlsnd relinquiksitd the cause. I took iiy seat looking, I am convinced, more like a i [irit thaththe roge.eI was to defend.' 'Amaen the time oamefro me to speak, my hearuied within me.. 1 rose em b , dsAisasyed, and stammer .tdl pealmg y< cause. I'-weatin from da twee, and feitas if liwas going dowe hilL, Jast then the public pros eosnesm umwson taleo ts*hsoeme whatmgh in his:pratide, mades.sar amstieaica-asak on- sometbi g I bad susd .-kwas ikeaas elesiiespark, and sie=ging,throegh seey vein in sly body : I ainstant . didesace was gpne-obele spirt twamna anmas * Sanswered with prlopntesatoblýit ness, for. I felt the.analty of such an sion. I reneweeuy argp dn* w!bt W fearful glow, carried the cause triumph antly, and the man was acquitted. This was the making of me. Every body was curious to know who this new lawyer was, that had so suddenly risen among them, bearded the Attorney General at the very onset. The story of my debut at the inn on the preceding evening, when I had knocked down a bully and kicked him out of doors, for striking an old man, was circulated with favorable exaggeration. Even my beardless chin and juvenile coun tenance was in my favor, for the people gave me far more credit than I deserv ed. The chance business which occurs in our courts, came thronging upon me. I was repeatedly employed in other causes, and by Saturday night, when the court closed, and I had paid my bill at the inn, I fund myself with one hundred and fifty dollars in silver, three hundred dollars in notes, and a horse that I afterwards sold for two hundred dollars more. Never did a miser gloat more on his pelf and with more delight. I locked the door of my room, piled the money in a heap upon the table, and walked around it-sat with my elbows on the table, and my chin upon my hands, and gazed upon it. Was I thinking of the mnoney? No-I was thinking of my little wife and home. Another sleepless night ensued, but what a night of golden fancies and splendid air castles. As soon morning dawned, I was up, mounted the bor rowed horse with which I had come to court, and led the other which I had received as a fee. All the way i was delighting myselt with the thoughts of surprise I had in store for my little wife; for both of us had expected no thing but that I should spend all the money I had borrowed, and should re turn in debt. Our meeting was joyous as you may suppose; but I played the part of an Indian hunter, who, when he returns from the chase, never fora time speaks of his success. She had prepaLed a snug little rustic meal for ine, and while it was getting ready, I seated myself at an old fashioned desk in one corner, and began to count over my money and put it away. She came to me before I had finished, and asked me who I had collected money for. "Fur Myself, to be sure," replied I with affected coolness; " I made it at court." She looked at me for a moment in the face incredulously. [ tried to keep my countenance and play the Indian, but it would not do. My muscles began to twitch-my feelings all at once gave way, I caught her in my arms, laughed. cried and danced about the room like a crazy man. From that time forward we never wanted money." Amusing Anecdote.-A scrawl is the perfection of modern penmanship, on which many individual value them selves. Speech, Talleyrand remarks was given to man to conceal his thoughts; a plain and honest man would have said that it was rather given to express thought. So with let ter or business writing. It seems, in the philosophy of some. that writing was invented to puzzle readers, rather than anything else. I knew an eminent physician in Philadelphia, who was notorious in this respect. On a certain occasion. having an unusually bad pen, he wrote a re cipe which was taken to the apotheca ry who usually made up his prescrip tions; which the boy to whom it was handed could not, with all his effoits, decipher. He gave it to his principal, who was also at fault. The message was sent back to the physician who wrote it. The whole case had passed out of his mind, and after repeated scrutiny, he was obliged to confess that he could not read it. In this dilemma, he inquired into the case of the invalid, and as soon as he was able to identify the man and his sickness, the prescrip tion became perfectly legible, and be ing read off to the messenger, and by the messenger to the apothecary, the patient got his medicine. An anecdote, somewhat similar, is told of our fellow-citizen, Mr. Long worth. He wrote an order for his car penter to get a supply of shingles, who sent it by the drayman to the lumber yard. The lumber man failed to de cipher it, and inquired of the drayman what the order was for, and who sent it. The drayman knew who had written it, but had net been told what it was for. In this difficulty the drayman returned to Longworth, and said that they could not read the order at the board-yard, and asked him what he was to get.- Mir; L. put on his spectacles, and pored it over very deliberately. but with equal ill success. " Did I write this ?' at last he inquired of the drayman.- "I *ippose so," was the reply, '- for you hand it to me." "Well,. said he, "I dsubt it. I can't read a word of it, at asy rate. Don't-you know what it is for?" The drayman answered, of course,L No;" and it was not until the arpe4nter came to dinner, and inquired th ee.shiigles, that Mxr. Longworth was able to ascertain the purport of the order. Pulling it out of his poeket book. and re-perusing it "The man," sald he, '*dben't know how to read fie thousand shingles--it's as.plain as words can make it." .J;sa. Balwin, of the United States Supnie Court, was another individual of th. class of writers. During the agitast of the tariff questiOn, in 1816, he-ts ,a msaember of Congress from .4gohpy .tdl&Butler districtsin Pen. srIivajti an generally wrote home to his constitaency at Pittsburg twice a week, to advise its progress. When a letter, of this kin' came, a gengral gathering was held of his intimates, each being expectejl to contribute a large share to the deciphering. Having often witnessed this, I can safely aver that I ever knew a letter of his read through, short of the laboxsof five indi viduals, at least. Rlinc;nnati Advertiser. Singular Courtship of Great Men. BY ASON O FAUSr. Ii, my ycung friend. you desire to become the husband of a good wife do not "stoop to conquer" the maiden. rather be burnt by the slow fire of love concealed, than cringe before a fellow creature. Never flatter. That you de clare yourself a woman's lover is a proof that you believe her to be worthy ofesteem. It is both useless and wrong to talk to a woman of her virtues-I use the word in its largest acceptation -useless, because she knows them all, and if she does not such ignorance is bliss; wrong, because our good quali ties are attended by a destroying devil; which if you speak of them, appears and kills them and takes the place which they occupied. In our times all women when in love are actresses; thby feign coldness which they do not feel, and often say what they do not mean. In the (lays of the partriachs a woman's conduct was the child of hei heart. When, for example, the father of Rebekah asked her if she would go with the servant of Isaac, she immediately replied, -"I will go." Had she been a daughter of the 19th century she would, 1 believe have answered in this manner, " Oh, pshaw ! go with him ? why, Mr. Isaac must be sick. Go with him !. Of course, I won't:" and then-she would have gone with him. That woman can be gained without flattery I purpose to demostrate by se veral historic proofs: I.-WILLIAMI TiHE CONQUEROR. William, surnamed the Conqueror of England, loved Matilda the beautiful daughter of the Earl of Flanders, a wealthy, potent and politic prince. As a statesman he was desirous for a league with the father: as a man he yearned for a union with the daughter. She was comely and learned, "a mirror of prudence and perfection of virtue." She was sought in marriage by the greatest sovereigns in Europe. Wil liam was a handsome man, an able le gislator and a warrior of renown. But his addresses were coldly received. For Matilda was enamored of a young Angio-Saxon nobleman-who treated her as she treated William! For seven years did he serve an apprenticeship to Cupid at the expiration of which, says Agnes Strickland. he, in 1047, waylaid Matilda in the streets of Bruges as she was returning from Mass.; seized her, rolled her in the dirt, spoiled her rich array, and not content with these outrages, struck her repeatedly and then rode off at full speed. This Teu tonic method of courtship brought the affair to a crisis; for Matilda, either convinced of the strength of William's passion by the violence of his behavior. or afraid of encountering a second beat ing, consented to become his wife. How he ever presumed to enter her presence again after such a series of enormities the chronicler saith not, and Strickland (being a woman) says she is at a loss to imagine. "'The marriage between the royal cousins took place in 1052,at William's own Castle of Agni in Normandy, whi ther Matilda was with great pomp con ducted by her illustrious parects aud a noble company of knights and ladies." -Lives of the Queens of England, vol. i. This unflattering rsodle of " spark ing" is not yet extinct. It exists among the aboriginal inhabitants of the Australian group-which has been justly styled - the country of contra dictions." Their treatment of the fe male sex, says Dr. Hugh Murray in his Encyclop(edia or Geography, is of all other particulars, the most atrocious. Their courtship consists in the most brutal violence. The intending hus band, having contrived to find alone the unhappy victim of his inclination, begins by beating her to the ground with a club; then accumulates blows upon blows till she becomes altogether senseless, when he drags her to his hovel, regardless of her striking against shrubs and stories, till under such prom ising auspices she is fixed in his do mestic establishmen. All of their sub sequent life is of a piece with this out set. Several of the colonists in vain attempted to count the scars with which the faces of these unfortunate beings were variegated. A Will Case.-A case was recently tried in Montgomery county, Pa., in which Judge Smyser ruled that an attempt to sign a will-death occurring to prevent the signing-is sufficient to sustain the will. In this case the de cedent had commenced his name by writing the letter P., when he sank back exhaq ted, and died in ten min ates. Mr. G. F. Lewis, the clever anu thor and critic. and editor of theLon don Leader, accounts for the " table moving " phenomenon on the ground of unconscious muscular action in the parties trying the experiment. ( Things are pretty evenly di vided, after all. The poor man has no nioney, while the rich man has no ap petite. The former lives in dread of the alma outlse, and the latter of dys. pepsiaand white pine pudding. Who's ahead ? BUSINESS CARDS. C. H. MINGE & CO., COMDISSION MERCHANTS, MOBILE, ALA. Refer to RrcHAF.D ~VILKINs, Franklin, La. Q7: We will accept, payable in New Or. leans at sixty days, for half the market value of Sugar or Molasses, accompanied by bill of lading and invoice. N. B.-Shipments to us covered by insurance. [44-6-n ('. H. MINGE & CO. .1. SANDS. LOUC~ DtS'RAND SANDS & CO., COMMISSION MERCHANTS, MOBILE, ALA. 7 Particular attention given to thl sale of Sugar and Molasses. All consignments to us are covered by insurance. 45-6m J H. MORRISON & CO., Vlholesale Gro seers, No.1, corner of Canaland Customhouse streets. New Orleans. A large and general as sortruent of GROCERIES for sale for cash or city acceptances. E7-. Country merchants and planters are re spectfnlly invited to give us a call. 1--1 KENNEDY & FOSTER, No. 75 Tchoupitoolas street, jNEIV ORLEANS. IAVING transferred our business to the I house of KENNEDY & Fosmt:, all cousign ments of Sugar, Molasses, &c., and orders for suppiies, from our friends to their address, will be under the management anid receive the undi vided personal attention of JAS. B. WITTER, who is also authorized to settle the affairs of the late firm of WITEr & .I BROTHSER. JAMES B. WITTER B. M. WITTER. New Orleans, Sept. 1, 1S32. BENJAMIN F. SHiELDS & CO., Commission Merchants & Sugar Brokers, No. 68 Magazine Street, NEW ORLEANS. Rfr:renccs-Messrs. Carlin, Parish 0. & N. Corney, of Capt. A. L. Fields, St. Mary, 49-6r, John L. liudgens, Esq. La. BENJAMIN F. SHIELDS & CIE.. MARCHANDS COMMISSIONNAIRES ET COURTIERS DE SUCRE, Rue Magasin, No. R8, NOITVELLE OR LEAN-S. S adressez h-MM. Carlin, ] Paroisse O. & N. Corney, Se. Marie Capt. A. L. Fields, Ste. .arie, John L. Hudgens, J Building Materials & Naval Stores Constantly on hand and for sale in lots to suit purchasers-such as Lime, Ce ment, Plaster of paris, Tar, Pitch, Ro sin, crude and spirits of Turpentine, Plastering Hair, Oakum, Fire Bricks, and Bfuilding Mate rials in 'eneral. N.B.--Particular attention is directed to an article of Sugar Line, superior to any in the market. te Country orders promptly filled at the lowest market rates. A. B. BACON. 10 Gravier street, (between Tchoupitonlas and New Levee) 4 Nv:w OR)LEANS. JOHN HALL. E. W. RODD. HALL & RODD, Commission and Forwarding Merchants, No. 41 Front Levee, (6etarvln CUustomnlwose raul BSte'iulests.) .NEW ORLEANS, GIVE their particular and personal attention to the sale of Stuar, ilfolasses and Cotton, as well as to the purchase of Plautation Step plies, Groceries, &c. New Orleans, Jan. 215, 1E13. S2 L CAMP STREET. , g 1 2....NEW ORLEAXNS ...92 MARQUETTE & NIMMO, DEALERS I. Family, Boat and Ship Stores, Of Every Description. CHOICE BUTTER, Cheese, Teas, Sugars, Coffece Rice, Flour, Hams, Pork, Beet, Ba con, Lard, Raisins. Currants, Figs, Candies; also, Boston, Soda and Butter Biscuits; Pickles and Preserves, Soap, Starch, &c., together with choice old Brandies, Wines, Liquors, &c., in quantities to suit purchasers. .Cr Nuts and Fruits of all kinds. 10f-5m PAPER & STATIONERY WAREHOUSE No. 57 CAMr STREET, NEW ORLEANS. PAPER AND STATIONERY Of every description. Writing, Printing & Book Paper, Playing Cards, Printers' Cards and PRINTING INK. BLANK BOOKS OF ALL KINDS, And a general assortment of Foreign and Domestic Statisery, Adapted to every branch of the trade. HENRY L. POTTER, 4 No. 57 Camp street, New Orleans. OHIO FIRE& MARINE INSURANCE CO. Capital....$200,000. DAVID PAGE, PRES....J. H. BUCIIANAN1 SEC T. T HIS seenrely established company, with the most ample moans for the protection of its Policies, is now prepared to take F re and Ala rie Risk-.s on the most liberal termns, at their branch office, No. 0 Comnunon street, corner of Camp, over W. W. White's banking horse. JOHN A. G. FISHER, Agent. New Orleans.. an. 30, 18-3. 4 NELVILLE & 00. IANUFACTUREI. AND TMtPOZ1RS OF FINE WATCHES AND JEWELRY, SIL VER SPOONS, FORKS, LADLES, GOLD AND SIL VER SPECTA'C LES, CLOCKS, PENS, &c. ik 9 Canal Street, near Camp, NEW ORLEANS. N. B.-Watches, Clocks and Jewelry eare fully repaired and warranted. C Office No. 17 Maiden Lane....Manu factory, No. 481 Amity street, New York. New Orleans. May 19. 1853. ly. New Spring and Sum er Clothing! W Ef are now openinga very large in and as'hionable asortmeat of Gentlemen's Spring and Summer Clothing, just received from the manufacturers at the North, which will enable us to put them at very low prices. We devf competition in this line. either in price or quality S. SMITH &d SON. MINERAL PAINT. Bridgewater Paint Company, I HAVE been appointed Agent lot the county I of Attakapas, for the sale of the above Paint. It can be had of me in any quantities,either dry or in oil, at Pattersonville; of William P. Allen, Franklin; or of John Devalcourt, New Iberia. C. B. G. WHELDEN. Pattersonville, Sept. 10, 1552. Certificate of Capt. St. Clair ThJomass)o of the steamer Mfagnolia. Having painted the hurricane deek of the passenger steamer "Moagnohia," under my com mand, with the Bridgewater Paint, I cheerfully recommend it for its impervious qualities, and have no hesitation in pronouncing it superior, in my judgment to any mineral paint before the public, and believe it to be a certain protection against the effects of sparks and cinders. I has also proved entirely waterprool on my decks after three mouth. use. ST. C. TIIOxMASsoN. New Orleans, Dec. 2. 18551 Certificate of Capt. Wlilliam Brouwn, of the Torr oat Porpoise. l.have used the Bridgewater Paint, for which Messrs. G. C. Robert & Co., are agents, on the hurricane desk of the towibot "Porpoise. - The paint has been on about three months, and spark's and cinders constactly fialing upon it has had no effect whateeer. In sbdtit four weeks it became a perfect slate, and I am satisfied of its possessing all the qualities necessary to insure it a certain protection against the effects of sparks and cinders. I confidently recommend the Bridgewater paint for the purpose set forth in the Agept's circular. Wa. B~ owa. New Orleans, Feb. 4, 182. Certifiare of the mlanuraers and Agents of Lmisiana Dry Dock C'opany. Having had the Louisiana Dry Dock painted with thl Bridgewater Paint, and its merits thoroughly tested, we fully concur in oplnion with Cipt. Thomasson. of the Magnolia, and Capt. Brown of the Porpoise. We cheerfully recomnend said paint as a superior article. HIGHEs, VALLETT & THOMAS. L- D.D. J. '. W rTsmiR & Co., Agents. New (rleans, Feb. 4, 18-32. Cortifrate of Joseph Benson. Paintt5. I hale used the Bridgewater Paint for the past five rronths on brick and plastered buildings, and os tin, shingle and canvass roofs, and in every instance it has given the fullest satisfac tion. From tests and experiments made under my immediate direction, I can testify to its being proot igainst effects of sparks and cinders, andsa protestion against leaks. I consider it far supe rior to any mineral paint I have ever seen, and invaltable for all out-door purposes-possessing qualilies that particularly recomnmend it for ass in a southern climaee. J.OSEPH BE.-soi. New Orleans, Feb. 6f 1852. C'ri.rat o. .f Joa ,:. .I.irr, ef AUak.ps. Id Jly last I was iiidot'ie to p pli" the Bridge - water mineral Paint to my Sugar-House, and in every respect it has exceeded my expectations, and the representations made by the Agents, Messrs. G. C. Robert & Co. I cheerfully add my testiniony to the numerous ones embraced in the Agent's circular, and recommend the same to planters and others, as the best fire and water protector I have ever known. Where I have applied it, it has been eiposed to the sun since last July, and has neither blialerpd. or cracked, and has formed a solid metalic surface, which has proved entirely impervious. Jont F. MILLu. New Iberia, Attakapas, March 16, 1852. Underwriters' Certijerate. The undersigned uaderwriters, having confil dence in the Bridgewater Paint, for the covering of single roots and framne buildihgs, will at all times give those tire risks a preference where the Bridgewater paint is used. L. MA'rTHEWS, Agt Sun Mutual Ins. Co. Trios. A. ADAMS, Pres. Cregnt Mut'l " Ew*. OGDE., Agent GeCel Mutual " A. BROTUER; Pres. Home Mdtt'I Ins. J.OHN PE.T.ERTON, Pres. Merchant J. M. LAPREYRE, Pre. N. D. Ins. Caass Bal ,os, Ag't L'pool & London " SAM'L F. AsuroN. Ag t Del. Mutual " The attention of the public is particularly di rected to the following recomimendations of some of our most prominent and extensive commercial firms. The interest of the cotton and sugar fac for is so clearly identified with that of the planter, that it would be superfluous to more than point to the annexed commendation: We, the undersigned Cotton Factors and Comt mission Merchants. do cheerfully recommend the Bridgewater Paint for the purposes set forth is the Agent's Circular; attl believe we are serving the interests:uf Planters by calling their -attentron to its peculiar enduring and protective qualities. W"mRI;II, WILLtAMS . CO. PAYNE & HARiISON. Wa·r & DESATLX.EN. (;EO. M. P clstxAxa & Co. Hut.r., McLEAN & Co. War~t & JONAS. Bvr-ct.iaAN, CArcRot. & Co'. M. CGttENwOOD & Go. In addlition to the testimonials, (which are sutlicient to convince the nmat incredulous of its superior protective qnalities) the Agents have in their pomscissiln numerous certificates from prrties at the North. which may tbe seen on application at theiroflice, among which are those of Brevet Lient. Col. G. H. Talcott. New York Arsenal: R. S. Smith, Lieut. and Quarter master, U. S. Military Academry, West Point; Oliver H. Lee. late sutperintendent (now Secre tary) ofthe Hiudson River Rail Road Company ; D. C. Cullom, Assistant Engineer; New York and Erie Railroad. &'c.. &c. 35 Carriage man efactery & Repamriag The suls.ribr Ihas treored his shop to the inew blilding on Main street, nearly opposite the saw mill of Capt Gates. where he will at all times be pre pared to execute with neatness and despatch all work instrnsted to Iim. His stock of materials is complete and well selected, and he has is his employ workmen of experience in the several branches of the basi Thankful for the liberal patronage heretofore ex,`pded to him by the citizens of St.Mary, the euiscriber hopes, by diligent attention to his busiaese, good workmanship and very moderate charges, to merit its contisnaaee. THOMAS MARTIN. Franklin, Junl Te, 15-92-. s, Wakens, Wheel-Harrs, &c. Stheundermigaed (AgentforBu, S1b y & Litile. of Wheeling, Va.) Srill receiv, as soon as naviation ips Pirn cable, an assortraent ofplantsu U Carta, Wagon., Wheel-Barrow,, and other articlce of th'r rtnauaetnre. Order. are respectfully 4b .iwt d* Uedwil be pr7 ? V, dcd a? PUBLIC LIBRARY ROOMS or THE Tonne Ien's Chritian Ausociation. (Entrance, No.RO Cpmmon stzaet) Third &or. .·.ovwr W: W. WAitZc* Ofj NEW ORLLWIS. N. B.-Contribtnion' of Books, Pamnphka, &O. respecttuflv enfidited D7 Country papers will plras·e cer