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Le steamer PITSER MIL LER, Capitaine Alcide Mey ànier, voyagera pendant toute la durée de la saison des eaux basse., entre la Nouvelle-Orleans et les Attakapas, prenant du fret et des passagers pour Pattersonville, Cen treville, Franklin, Nouvelle Ibérie, St Martius ville et tous les ports intermédiares. Le Piter Miller est d'un léger tirant d'eau. Il a été acheté expressémeut pour la navigation des Attakapas pendant la saison d'étée. Les minalls et bagages des passagers serat entièrement a leur charge, et sous leur responsa bilitd. Dans aucun cas l'administration du bateau ne sera responsable pour aucundommae ou perte de tout ou partie des dits bagages. Pour fret ou passage s'adresser h bord ici soussigné. ALCIDE MEYNIER, \n\n VOLIE XVZII. FRANKLIN, PARISH OF ST. MARY, (ATTAKAPAS,) LOUISIANA..... SEPTEMBER 1, 1 853. NUMBER 34. PLANTERS' BANNER. PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY, BY THOMAS F. JOHNSON, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. 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His receipts will be regarded as payments. His offices are-BosTon, Scollay's Building; Nzw YORx, Tribune Buildings PHILADELPHIA, N. W. corner Third and Chest ant streets. SELECTED. (From the Spirit of the Times.] Couslr Pete's Horse-Race. BY MAJOR JONES. I don't believe there ever was sich a everlastin fool about horses as Cousin Pete. You know there's some people what don't know anything else but horse knowledge, and don't know any other kind of history but horse history. Well, that's the way with Cousin Pete. Uncle Josh sent down to Augusta to the Dr. Factry what they've got thar-and which may be said to be the begin ning of domestic manufactures of Geor gy-to try to make a doctor on him- But it was no use. When he kem back. the only kind of anatomy he knowd anything about was to tell the good pints in a horse, and his fisiology ony enabled him to tell one horse from an other thout knowing ther names. He was a monstrous site nearer a horse doctor than a medical doctor, and un derstood curin the distemper, the bats. and such horse ailments, a grate deal better than he did prescribin for the fever'n ager. He never red no other book but the"Turf Register," atnd takes no other paper but the "Spirit of the Times:" and when he went to see the gals. all he had to talk bout was hosses, and if he could git 'em to listen to him, he would give 'em the pedigrees of all the race horses in the country, from their dams clear back to their everlastin great great gran-dams. He always had two or three of Uncle Josh's horses in trainin, and every now ned then he was tradin one of 'em off for a blooded racer to some Yankee pedler or other, when he never missed gittin cheated all to pieces. Uncle Josh used to raise a mnss about his horse trades sometimes, but Pete was termined to have a crack naee. as he .called 'em, and every man that passed 'through town was certain to get a ban ster for a trade, if his horse had any pints about him, which Pete was al ways the first one to discover. One day sure enough, be jumped up a real Eclipse-a regular crack nag.- The man was takin him to New Or leans, and didn't want to part with him, ..-s he was entered for the great Sweep. stakes. But Pete was bound to have the horse, if it cost him all the money and horses he could raise. Two of Un " cle Josh's best horses, and $300 in cash, was the man's lowest notch, and Pete .~osed the bargain. .The man left Pineville the next day; and Pete was The owner of a racer, - a crack nag-a real Eclipse. He was so completely tuck up with his bargia, that be didn't talk of nothin ein but his thorough bred crack nag Ar mor'an a month, and two or three times a day old Saul had to carry it all ..mued town to exercise it. Pete had two or three of Aunt Mahaly's best blankets aud sheets out up to make pro fessional garments for his macer, and I you may depend it cut a swell bout Pitwville, kivered all over to the very l es and its eyes lookin out through two olesbound round with red flan Zvery body was quizzin him about I 4dm racer; but he didn't care what 3 .mott of 'em sed, eause he knowd they ,wasn't no judge of horses. MWhat upon yearth is you gwine to a ,4 with that ereeter, docetor P' see Mr. . laetgomery to Peteone day. y "Why, Mr. Mountgomdry," ses Pete, b ' thate one of the first blooded horses u., all Georgy - a real geonewine s ,hlis, whose dam was a-"- c ,OWell, well," ses the old gentleman, ti " W~t of aU that! What's the animal b peod fr, deetor, that's the question ?" a SWhy, AL'e-I can teUl you-he an > ae .yw horse in Georgy." ."AA whatP' see Mr. Mountgomery. d . elsjia.l mile hmts,"n se Pete. y " . Well, whit's heats good for E" ses sl Wk -.a" sPete, " to show the blood b S.Weldl, wbitf the good of his blood, a iati aiat good for nothing but to ran re &-6 0.pP set Pete. '"The fact is, J ~.l.Ieetpoery, I see you dendtknow o 4 M~b~- bost s Spose, now, I was to &I11g l qp miles o4 what o w.-- *i** 1 dIt get to him [t .teainmi md.'t my boase be IIeUlttbal it or its master tI would be worth much to a man in that situation," ses Mr. .Mountgomery. "One would do him bout as much good as tother, if you fool .so much of your time with horses. If you'll take my advice, you'll--- But Pete was so oudacious mad that he didn't stop to hear him out. Away he went down to Mr. Horley's store, whar thar was a lot of the boys looking at his racer, what Saul was leading about in its blanket. " Do you call that a race horse !" ses Bob Moreland. "A genuine Eclipse," ses Cousin Pete-" jest a leetle bit ahead of any. thing in these parts." " Well, I can tell you what, doctor; I think you is most bominably tuck in with that critter, if you bought him for a racer," ses one. " It looks to me like it haint had a good feed of corn in a month," ses an other. "I wouldn't give my mule Blaze not for two sich," ses Billy Wilder. " I'I bet old Ball can run it out of a ten acre lot," ses Bob Moreland. It ain't no racer." "Maybe you'd like to bet something," ses Cousin Pete, lookin as wise as if he was feeling somebody's pulse. "I don't care bout bettin much, but I'll go you a few bits that I can beat it with ary critter standin at the rack yonder," ses Bob. By this time Cousin Pete begun to git monstrous hot. "I'll bet you $500," ses he, "that there ain't no piece of horse-flesh in the country that can beat my horse, and if any of you want to try it, thar's a chance for you," ses he. "Why, doctor," ses Tom Stallins, " I can beat that thing of yvor's myself." "Ha! ha! ha!" ses Pete. tryin his best to laff, mad as he was. "Well, that's the best yet." " Well," ses Tom, "you were ban terin for a race for your old mule in the blanket thar, and I've offered you a chance. If you is a mind to back out. you kin do so." " Oh, yes," ses all of 'em, "it's a clear back out." "Take home your horse, Saul, and save his feelins," ses Bob Moreland. ' Well now, gentlemen," ses Pete, "if you want to make a race, Fm your man, and I'll bet you what you please, from five dollars up, agin anything you can bring, any distance, any time, any way, and any whar. Now let's see who'll back out." "Nuff sed," ses Tom Stallin; "I take that banter myself. Now, just skin your critter and prance him up here, if you want to see him beat to all creation." " But," ses Pete, takin out his pocket book, "you must remember, gentle men, I don't run my horse for nothing. How much is the stakes then ?" " Oh, jest something to make it inter estin," ses Tom. • "Well,"' ses Pete, "the larger the amonnt the more interesting to me." "Stand up to him, Tom," see Bob Moreland, "I'll back you." "Yes"' ses all of 'em, "we'll back you again the doctor's pocket book, if that'll make it interestin to him." Pete was so riled to think that the fellers would dare to question his judg ment bout horses, that he was jest in a humor to bet everything he had upon the face of the yearth. He covered all the money the party could raise, and wanted to bet them two to one for their notes to any amount. " Now," ses Pete, after the purse was all fixed, "the understandin is 'play or pay."' " To be sure," ses all of 'em. "Well. now. when is the race to come off?" ses Pete. "Rite now," ses Tom. " Where ?' "Here, rite on this very dirt!" "What distance ?" "Five hundred yards-two hundred and fifty yards, and back to the place whar we start." "Very well," ses Pete. "Now, whar's you critter ?" "Here !" ses Tom, pullit off his coat. Pete was completely tuck back. "Why, Tom Stallins," ses he, "is you foolin, or is you lost to your senses ? You don't think of tryin to beat my hose five hundred yards yerself?" " Well I don't mean to do nothin else, boss," ses Tom. "What! you run agin----" "Yes, me!" seas Tom; "and if you want to make it a little more interestin, I'll go you a pair of boots, that I beat your crack nag fifty yards in the five hundred." " But I'm not jokin bout this race," sea Pete. "` Nor me neither," sea Tom ; "and if you are gwine to back out agin, you'll have to fork up the forfeit." Pete was satisfied Tom had no better sense, and seein there was no way to convince him but to run, he told Saul to take off the blanket, and bring the horse to him, while the boys was mea surin off the distance, and Tom was fihin for the race. A stake was drove down in the mid dle of the road, two hundredand fifty yards from the place whar they was to start, and in a few minutes Pete was mounted on hishorse, and Billy Wilder brong Tom Stallins-who was whick erin and rearin and pitchin and cavortin about, with a red handkerchief tied round his waste, worse'n any twooyear old-up to the judge's stand, to hear Jodge Moreland s charge bout the rules of this race. They was to start on the word Go! rn tothe ppot. pass roand it on tother sil, and.th. first one back to the mark tuek the money. After a good dbal of botherment they got ready to start-Bob Moreland gin the Go! and away they went-the fel lers all shoutin and hurrain like the very old Harry had broke loose. The fool of a horse was so soared that he made two or three jumps fore he made up his mind which way hbe was gwine; and by the time he got fairly under way, Tom was more than half way to the stake. Tom grabbed the stake with one hand and swung round it thout stopping, wgile the horse dashed past as hard as he could tare. and fore Pete could stop him and git him turned round, Tom was half way back agin. Pete put on the whip like his life was at stake; but it was all no use. Tom jumped over the line with a loud neigh of triumph, and his groom had him by the collar and was rubbin him down fore Pete got near the mark; but by this time he had got his horse's Eclipse blood up to sich a pitch, that he cum monstrous near never being able to stop it agin at all. Away went Pete, rite through the crowd, jerkin and pullin at the rains, and rippin and cussin like a mad man. Way he went rite into Squire Rogers's lot, down round the house, through the horse lot, and into the old field, as hard as he could tare, with a whole gang of dogs after him, settin the ducks and geese a floppin and flyin and squeakin, and the cthick ens.a cacklin in every direction, while the fellers shouted and yelled louder than ever, altogether makin racket enuffto skeer the best behaved horse in the world out of his senses: and the fust thing Pete knowd, he was landed slap into the worst kind of a mud hole, with his trouses busted all to flinders, and his face all peeled like he'd been dragged through a brush fence by the heels. The way Pete was mad was perfect. ly larmin to the little niggers, and sich another crowin as the boys did set up was never heard in Pineville. Tom offered to make it more interestin and run him agin, but Pete sed he was per fectly disgusted, and cussed himself all to pieces for degradin a three-mile horse in such a race. After that nobody ever seen Pete's crack nag takin its airins about town in its blanket. What ever became of it nobody knows: but I know Pete never had nothin more to say about blooded horses or horse racin-more specially when Tom Stallins was in the crowd. People who cannot be Astonished. -I pity the man who cannot be astonished. Yet there are many such men-people of so nonmirabolant a nature, so cold blooded, so fishy a temperament, that they marvel at, are perplexed or are bewildered by nothing. If the ghost of their grandmother were to raise be fore them, they would request the ap parition to rise and be seated. If the sky were to rain potatoes. they would simply thank heaven for its bounties, and perhaps give themselves the trou ble to entreat that, next time it rained it would rain upwards instead of down wards. As Murat said (or is said to have said) of Talleyrand-you might kick them in the back for hours with out the slightest change of counte nance passing over them. An earth= quake in Regent street, a maelstrom in Chelsea Reach, a sirocco in Pall Mall. the sea serpent in the Fleet Ditch, and an alligator in Fetter lane, snow in July, and sun stroke in January-all these marvels would draw from them no ob servation more denoting agitation than a languid "D~ar me!" or a feeble "How curious !" If the earth were to stand still, and the sun to turn green, they would, with a minute's reference to their almanacs, take the phenomena for granted. With them the world is a ball on which they live; and what there may be inside it, is no concern of theirs. In society they are known as " people who mind their Own business;" and being a rath er numerous class, and comprising within their ranks many peers, landed proprietors, bankers, and merchants, are highly esteemed and respected for their wants of curiosity and discreet immo bility. They make money; and as for the poor people who can be and are as tonished, and whose astonification, lead ing them from inquiry to discovery, and thence to the invention of ma chines, to the elucidation of scientific truths, anqdto the perfection of the arts which adon and humanize society they live up steep flights of stairs, and don't dine every day. [Dickens's Household Words. TJ The following illustration of the uncertainty ot the law is thus given in the Peoria News, and is said to have recently occurred in Illinois: Mr. B- was out hunting with his rifle, and crossing the field of Mr. C-, a Frenchman, C- 's large dog attack. ed him savagely, while C- stood look ing on, without attempting to call off his dog; B- getting out of patience, shot the dog, and he fell apparently dead. C- , in high dudgeon, forth with got out a warrant, and had B arrested for killing his dog-swore to the killing, and was corroborated by two of his neighbors, who were present at the shooting. The magistrate fined B----10 and costs, which amounted to about 1o0 more; B- paid the fine and costs, and when the parties got home from the trial the dog had come also, and was not killed. B- then got out a warrant against the Frenchman and his two associates for perjory, in swear iug B- had killed his dog. They were frightened, and made peace with B- , paid him back his $20, and $10 more for his trouble-and no trial was had; and when the parties returoed home from the last suit, lo! the dog was dead! DRY GOODS, &C. New Spring Goods. SThe subscriber takes pleasure in announcing t his many patrons, that he has just returned from New Orleans with a very large and variety stock of Spring goods, purchased with care and special reference to the wants of this community. My stock now in store consists of plantation Staples, Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps, Hardware, Crockery, Tinware, Groceries and Provisions, Iorn, Nails, Cordage, Oakum, Blocks, Paints and Oils, Varnishes, Glass, Putty, etc. All of which are for sale at fair prices, and on the usual terms of credit, at the Upper Wharf store. M. WALKER. Franklin. May 12, 1853. New and Choice Spring Goods. SJust received, a newandcboicec selected stock of spring and sum- W intr goods, entirely fresh, comprising in part ladies' line drs.. goods, together with a general assortment of Fancy, Staple, Plantation and house furnishing goods. Gentlemen's cloth ing of all kinds, Ladies and Children's shoes, a superior article of Philadelphia make. Boots, Ox ford & Webster's ties, Brogans, with a fine as sortment of Gentlemen and Children's summer Hats, Ladies' Bonnets, Crockery-Ware, Saddles, Buggy Harness, Fly Nitts, and a general assort ment of Saddlery-Ware, Hardware of all kinds, Nails, Cordage, Manilla Rope, Hoes, Spades, Shovels, long and short handled, together with a general assortment of Groceries, Flour, Lard, Ham-, Shoulders. Coffee, Tea, Rice, Pepper, Spice, &c., French Preserves, Brandy Fruits of all kinds, Cordials assorted, Jellies, Sardines, Capers, Olives, Worcester and Harvy Sauce, Ketchup, Syrups of all kinds, in short a most complete assortment of everything that can be found in a country store, for sale low on the usual terms at the old stand. ROBERT HARE. Franklin, April 7, 18-53. New Goods. WE have just received our Spring supply of new and fashion able, fancy and staple goods. Ladies' Dress Goods, Bareges, Muslins and Jaconets. Heniton Lace Collars and Under Sleeves! Muslin " Fancy and Velvet Ribbons, &c. Also Ladies' Boots and Shoes, [Philadelphia Ma nufacture.] Men's do. do. And a general supply of Family and Planta tion articles. which makes our stock as complete as will generally be found in a country store. S. SMITH & SON. Splendid New Goods. ~. MAYER respectfully announces that he is now opening a superb stock of DRY GOODS, selected by himself from the northern markets during tL: past summer. An exami nation will conmlnce the public that in quality and variety they are inferior to none in the mar. ket, and that they are offered at prices that cannot fail to give satisfaction. Ladies are re quested to give him an early call, and make their selections in season. Franklin, March 10, 1853. Choice Spring fGoods ISAAC LEVY & CO. beg leave to inform the ladies and gentlemen of St. Mary that they have just received a full supply of new SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS, all selected and got up with the utmost care and attention by the senior partner of the firm, and cannot fail to please. The following are a few of their LADIES' DRESS GOODS: Magnificent Barege Robes, Rich Mourning do. Latest and most beautiful styles of Silk Muslins, Splendid Bresiliennes and Grenadines, Rich Printed Organdies and Jaconets, Rich Printed and small figured Brilliantines, Jaconet Robes, with bands, Rich embroidered Chemizettes and Collars, &c. They are alIS now opening a splendid assort ment of GENTS CLOTHING and FURNISH ING GOODS, comprising all the newest styles. They are fully prepared to furnish their customers with every article in the way of dress that is new and desi rable. A fine supply of Hats of every descrip tinn. Their stock of FAMILY .- PLANTATION GOODSI is unusually large. They have also a good as sortment of Crockery, Hardware, &c., and a su perior article of White Lead Their stock of CARPENTERS' TOOLS consists of the best brands. 07' The public are respectfully invited to ex amine the above stock, and they are assured that every exertion will be used to give satisfaction to all purchasers at this establishment, whether in the price or the quality of the articles sold. Franklin, March 16, 18,53. Store at Jeanneretts. THE subscriber respectfully informs the pub lic that he has purchased of Messrs. Hare & Birdsall the Jeannerett store, and that he has filled it with a carefully selected assortment of GOODS for this market; consisting of Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots & Shoes, Hats & Caps, Hardware, Crockery, Saddlery, Groceries, Pro visions, Oils, etc., and other articles too numer ous to mention, but comprising in his stock everything usually found in a country store; all of which will be sold on reasonable terms. JOHN BARNARD. Jeanneretts, Sept. 25, 1852. tf Spring and Summer Goods. SThe undersigned, now transact ing business on his own account, * has just laid in a fresh and fashion- "A able supply of seasonable Dry Goods and Cloth ing, to suit all tastes. among which will be found Boots, Shoes and Hats of unsurpassed quality. He is also provided with an ample stock of Sad dlery, Hardware and Groceries, which upon In spection will prove inferior to none in the market. These goods are all fresh, and have been selected by him with a view to insure the satisfaetion of his customers, who are invited to call and examine them. S. L. RANDLETT. Franklin. May 5, 1853. New Geeds! .ew G.eds ! 7]-E subscribers have just received per sch I Elizabeth, a large and complete assortment of Fall and Winter goods, consisting of PLAN TATION SUPPLIES of every description; Dry Goods, Farcy Goods, Cloating, Hard wars and Cutlery, Saddlery, Boots & Shoes, Hats & Caps, Oils, .e.; all of which have been seleeted with oare and are well adapted- to he trade. Hopiag car friedds and customers will continue to bestow on as their liberal pa tronage, we will endeavor to give them eatise satisfaction. CARY & GARRETT. Centreville. Sept. 18. 1852. T EMON, SUGAR-Sugar of Lemons for -.i making instantly pure and fresh lemonade, (a new article in the market.) A large supply just received and for sale at the St. Mary's Drug Store, I. B. BROWN & Co BUSINESS CARDS. J H. MORRISON & CO., lVkolesale Gro scers, No.1, corner of Canaland Customhouse streets, New Orleans. A large and general as sortment of GROCERIES for sale for cash or city acceptances. - Country merchants and planters are re. spectfully invited to give us a call. 1-ly JOHN HALL. E. W. RODD HALL k RODD, Commision and Forwarding Merchants, No. 4 Front Levee, (betweenr Customlouse and Bienville sts.) NEW ORLEANS, GIVE their particular and personal attention to the sale of Sugar, 1Molasses and Cottonz, as well as to the purchase of Plantation Sup plies, Groceries, 4,c. New Orleans, Jan.2.5, 1M53. GREEN HARDING & CO., COaMISSION IERHIANTS, No. 66 Poydras Street, NETI ORLEANS. H AVING engaged with the above house, I respectfully solicit my friends to favor them with the patronage-which they have hitherto extended to me. JAMES B. WITTER. New Orleans, July 22, 1853. Building Materials & Naval Stores Constantly on hand and for sale in lots to suit surchasers-such as Lime, Ce ment, Plaster of Paris, Tar, Pitch, Ro sin, crude and spirits of Turpentine, Plastering Hair, Oatrum, Fire Bricks, and Buildding Mate rials in general. N.B.-Particular attention is directed to an article of Sugar Limnw, superior to any in the market. L Country orders promptly filled at the lowest market rates. A. B. BACON, 10 Gravier street, (between Tchoupitoulas and New Levee) 4 NEw ORLEANS. MELVILLE k CO. MANUFACTURERS AND IMPORTERS OF FINE WATCHES AND JEWELRY, SILVER SPOONS, FORKS, LADLES GOLD AND SILVER SPECTAC LES, CLOCKS, PENS, .c. No. 89 Canal Street, near Camp, NEW ORLEANS. N. B.-Watches, Clocks and Jewelry care fully repaired and warranted. 07' Office No. 17 Maiden Lane.....Manu. factory, No. 431 Amity street, New York. New Orleans, May 19, 1S53. ly. 92 1 CAMP STREET, .i1 2 ....NEW ORLEANS ... MARQUETTE & NIMMO, DEALERS IN Family, Boat and Ship Stores, Of Every Description. C HOICE BUTTER, Cheese, Teas, Sugars, Coffee, Rice, Flour, Hams. Pork, Beef, 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. 07- Nuts and Fruits of all kinds. 10-5m PAPER & STATIONERY WAREHOUSE No. 57 CAMP STREET, NEW ORLEANS. PAPER AND STATIONERY Of every description. Writing, Printing k Book Paper, Playing Cards, Printers' Cards and PRINTING INK. BLANK BOOKS OF ALL KINDS, And a general assortment of Foreign and Domestic Stationery, Adapted to every branch of the trade. HENRY L. POTTER, 4 No. 57 Camp street, New Orleans. OHIO FIRE & MARINE INSURANCE CO. Capital.... $?00,000. DAVID PAGE, PRES.... . H. BUCHANAN, SEC'Y. T HIS securely established company, with the most ample means for the protection of its Policies, is now prepared to take Fire and Ma rine Risks on the most liberal terms, at their branch office, No. 80 Common street, corner of Camp, over W. W. White's banking house. JOHN A. G. FISHER, Agent. New Orleans. Jan. 30, 1853. 4 HENRY C. COOK. Attorpey k Counsellor-at-Law, AUSTIN, TEXAS. 0 Prompt attention will be given to the collection of claims against the Republic and State of Texas, and the land business generally, intrusted to his care.  WILLIAM F. HUDSON, GROCERY AND VARIETY STORE, MAIN STREET, (nearly opposite S. Smith's Store) Tenders his thanks to his friends and the public generally for past favors, and begs leave to inform them that he is always ready to receive and furnish them with a choice artilae of every thing in his line, and at reduced prices on the usual terms also a quantity of Fancy Articles, Crockery and Glass Ware, Shoes, Hats and Caps, choice Cigars and Tobac co. (Every article warranted.) Franklin, May 12, 1853. Carriage Manufactory & Rep]airg The subscriber has removed his shop to the new building 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 instrusted to him. His stock of materials is complete and well selected, and he has in his employ workmen of expenence in the several branches of the busi ness. Thankful for the liberal patronage heretofore extended to him by the-citizens of St. Mary, the subseriber hopes, by diligent attention to his bunsness, good workmanship and very moderate charges, to merit its continuance. THOMAS MARTIN. Franklin, July 10, 1852. T HOMPSON'S FEVER & AGUE POW. J DEWRS-For the peruasent cure of chills and fever, fever and ague, dumb ague, or any form of intermitting fever. They will effect a cure in cases of the longest standing, as well as prove a preventive in the forming stages of the disease. Being purely vegetable, they act with certainty on the disease, totally eradicating it from the system and preventing a return at any future period. Fur sale at my shop. .1 C. RABE. EDUCATION, &t;. Southern Institute for Young Ladies, CONDUCTED BY MR. T. POOLEY, MISS E. POOLEY, and competent assistants, AT FRANKLIN, LOUISIANA. TiHE Principals of this Seminary aim at ren Ldering it adequate to the requirements of an enlightened community, as well in the extent of useful knowledge, as in the variety of polite ac complishments to be acquired therein, and hope to furnish good and sufficient reasons to parents in Attakapas, at least, " knowing" henceforth " no North, no East, no West," as the favored seat of learning for their daughters, to encourage and sustain a School which, whilst it embodies in its educational course such northern "notions" as are worthy of adoption, shall be essentially southern in its teaching and influence. In the Primary Department will be taught Speliing, Reading, Writing, and Oral Arithme tic. Terms, $18 per session of five months. In the Coamsoss Srsoea Dsp-rtment. in addi tion to the foregoing, Arithmetic, Geography, Grammar, Letter-Writing, Elocution and Mod ern History. Terms, $24 per session. In the High Sclwol Department, in addition to the foregoing, of Algebra, Geometry and La tin, quantum susicit; Grammatical and Rheto rical Criticism, Moral Philosophy,'UniversalHis tory, Use of the Globes, Mapping, and the Ele ments of Natural Science, illustrated by lectures and philosophical apparatus. Terms, $30 per Extras.... Drawing, $6 per session; Draw ing and Painting, $10; Instructions on the Pia no-forte, $30: French, $6; Board, $60. N. B--Vocal Music, Elementary Drawing, Embroidery, and various kinds of Fancy Work, taught gratis. Prospectus OF THE BOARDING AND DAY SCHOOL AT TACHED TO THE NEW CATHOLIC CHURCH OF ST. ANTHONY. T.HIS School is founded by the Rev. Paul Guerard, parish priest, and Edward Joseph Higgins, professor in the town of Franklin, parish of St. Mary, and is under the immediate patronage of the Rt. Rev. A nthony Blanc, Arch bishop of New Orleans. This institution will present to youth all the advantages of a Christian education and solid instruction preparatory to their entering college, by which means much time and expense will be saved to parents and guardians. The number of boarders for the present will be few and select. Terms: Board and Instruction in English, $180 per annum. Latin or French langusges, $2 per month extra. Day pupils will be required to pay at the expi ration of each month; no scholar will be re ceived for a less term than three months. No deduction will be made in case of expul sion or withdrawal before the expiration f the quarter. Franklin, Nov. 13, 1852. Boys' Scool. THE subscriber has opened a private ~oys' . school in Franklin, at which intruetiowill be given, in addition to the various branches of general utility, in the Higher Mathematics and Greek, and Latin languages. TUITION PERMONTH From....................5400 to $6 00. As the number of pupils to be admitted is li mited, the subscriber hop# to merit the liberal patronage of those who wish to placepupils under their charge at a select school. Apply to the subscriber at the Hollander House. B. F. SMART, Instr reor. Franklin, 3nne 2, 1853. [21-tf.] Notice. EDWARD JOSEPH HIGGINS, respect fully informs his friends and the public, that he has opened his English Academy for males and females,.where all intrusted to his care, shall be instructed in a business manner. Terms, per month..............$4 00 Corner of Main and Jackson streets. [n26-tf PACKETS, &. Low Water Packet. The steamer PITSER MIL LER, Alcide Meynier, captain, will run throughout the season of low water, between New Orleans and Attak apas. taking freight and passengers for Patter sonville, Centreville, Franklin, New Iberia, St. Martinsville, and all intermediate landings. The Pitser Miller draws but little water, and has been purchased expressly for the trade dur ing the summer season. Trunks and baggage of passengers will be entirely under their own charge and sespeasi bility. Under noeircumstances will the admin istration of the beat be responsible for any damage or loss of maid baggage, &c. For freight or passage apply on board to the undersigned. ALCIDE MEYNIER, [tf.] Captain Low Water and Last Island Paekt. The light draft and fast run. ning steamer R. WEIGHT MAN, Puller, master, having splendid accommodations on boa d. will make regular trips throughout the season from the Indian Village to New"Iberia, and from thence to Last Island, touching at all the intermediate landings. She will leave Franklin for Last Island on Thursday, the 14th inst., and.make weekly trips throughout the season. For freight or passage apply on board or to MARCUS WALKEIL Franklin, July 7, 1853.-tf. Wanted. A SITUATION as Manager or Overseer on a Sugar Plantation. I have spent twenty five years on sugar plantations, and acquired much experience in boiling sugar, and in the general management of a large Plantation. Letters from my employers, attesting ability and faithfulness. can be produced. Address JACKSON R. NIXON. Frankln, La. QUININE-A new supply of pure Sulphate V( of Quinine has just been receive, and is of fe;cd to the public at the N. 0. prices. C !LxB};