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F.!eotio;i tickets will never be dsliverod unt il pajd for. Political eirenlarsorroinimnii'ationsofonly an individual interest, will be ehargd at half price or ordinary advertisements and must be paid in advance. Advertisements not marked with the number of insertions will be continued 'till forbid, and any alteration innde after insertion charged extra. Advertiin patrons will favor us by handing iii fie'r advertisements as early after oar regular piihlirati.m days as convenient not later in any case i! posiihio, taan 1 lairs, !.ny nipht. All JOll-WOUIv must be paid for on deliv ery. Post al k must be paid on all letters, or they wil cot be attended to PANOLA, ML, SATURDAY, JULY 1 J, 184C. NO. 21 our gins . From the St. Lnuis Reveille. AN INTIMATE FRIEND. UY SOT.. SMITH. There are a class of individuals who claim to kimw everything. Actors par ticularly, and particularly great ac tors, arc their most familiar compan ion'? Macready, Forrest and Hooth are their most value 1 professioral friends they have known them so long and so intimately interchanged so many civilitiej with ihem In-en in iheir society under so many peculiar circum stances, indeed, they have known them from chilihood they consider ihem as brothers! In 1011 one of this class happened to lo paenger on hoard the "White," on her trip I rem New Oi lcans to St. Louis, during the month f march. lie ias a jolly fellow, full of anecdote, and always ready his joke, conundrum, repartee or pun Snatches ofthe fash- lunalm; nr gro ongs called, for fashion sake, Elhiij.nn ;,7rc'Y.s--i:aint say nigs, and qi.uintions from Shakespeare, were ut his ,nguc's end he was the lifeoflho social hall. Nol knowing his real name we will call him Sprig- Thc.grcat tragedian, Macreadv, had lien performing jwi engagement at the St. Charles theatre, and he was, of course, the subject of coin elation in the cabin of all steamboats leaving New Orleans. Spriggins had, according to his account, attended the theatre every night Macready had acted. "ilis Macbeth was great,11 said Spriggins, joining in a conversation by the Steve in the Social Halt,, smoking cigars after breakfast "his Hamlet superb, and his Werner magnificent! I have frequently said to him, at sup per, after he had been personating the latter character " "You know him, then?1' interrupted a passenger, who was at the moment lighting a cigar by Spriggins. "Know him? know Dill Macready ? Well I should rather think I do! Intimately intimately spent most of my leisure time with him while he was in iew Urleans. It was by my advice he came out to the South." 'Indeed!" "Yes," indeed it was a lucky thing for the managers, that I happened to le in New Yoik on his arrival from England! he never shouid have visi ted the South had it not been for me." "What sort of a man ii he in private life?" enquired a gentleman. "Oh!" replied Spriggins, he is deve lish haughty and austere to strangers, but in his intercourse with friends he is a very companionable sort of fellow, I assure you." "Are you acquainted with Mr. For rest?" asked a passenger. "Acquainted with him Ned Forrest? Have known him since he was a boy, wc were schoolmates in Philadelphia ?aw him make his first appearance as Young Norval, at the Chesnut street 't was by my advice he adopted the stage is a profession Great man, Ned is, but after seeing Macready one does'nt relish Ned's acting as formerly; he is all very well as Metamora and Jack Cade, but when he attempted Shak 6pearian characters" concluded this criticism by shaking his head and slightly shuddering, as a man will when r "though 1 like Ned, J couldn't persuade myseu to undergo his stentorian inflic "ons. He called tb see me once or tw.ee, and I dined with him three limes, ucueve, and that's the extent of intercourse this season-" Spriggins went on chattering about actors and actresses till near dinner t'me-g.vmg Very amusing accounts of . ,C.,r Ventures during his long and intimate acquaintance with them. He knew them all -Ike a book. The south cm managers were under great obliga tions to h.m for advice indeed, thev 'Lr- t .l . J -.j ,liauc any engagement of wwjbcquencc without consulting ,, He.knew all the stars and principal stock actors and actresses. He had been the prime agent in getting up most of the complimentary benefits; he had written nearly all the criticisms and puffs that had appeared in the New Orleans papers during the past thcatri- anuri nis veracity was to Le relied on, he was the connecting I'nk Lctwceu the public and the thea" trc; and, to a casual nWr- : u - - v-l , 11 WUU1U be a maticr of wonder. how theatrical allairs could proceed lor a single week without him. What was he? He knew every body connected with B...J.C t,r wno had been connected with it during the last twenty years. He dined with Emperor Caldwell twice a week; it was by his advice that gen tleman had built the St. Charles. We have ready seen that he was on terms o intimacy with the two great trarrG. Ijarjs of the age. Defore the ringing ofthe dmner bell, the congregated pas mongers in .he social hall became aware ...e more humble follow i nespis A' answered and laughed Spriggins, wink mg at the wine-drinkers all around! "never met any of them in all my life!" At this moment a certain "pious child," who acted as clerk of the boat, happened to be passing by where the party Were enjoying themselves. "What's that you say, Mr. Spriggins? not know any of the actors' Allow me to introduce you lo a few; Mr. Ma cready, Mr.Spriggins Mr. Ryder, Mr. Field Mr. Weston, Mr. Sol. Smith M r. Spr iggixs ! Spriggins, Macrea dy; Weston,; Snriffirins.: Field. T,'v. i - j j de priggms. he Party rose to do honor to the introduction; all but Spriggins, who sat in his chair, holding a wine-glass midway between the table and his mouth, the very picture of astonishment. one atone that gave us seventeen dol lars. I want to go. Wash Wait a little. Bait. Go it ye cripples. Phila. Who is writing? Wash. Don't talk allat once. BaitMary Rogers are a case, so are Sally Thompson, Gen. Jackson are a hoss, so are Colonel Johnson. Phila Who is that? I will discuss that pint. Wash Baltimore, keep quiet. Phil adelphia tell New York to ask me to write dots, (that is to adjust his mag net.) 4 Phila Ay, ay, sir; wait a little. New York, ask Washington to write dots. N.York Ay, ay. Washington write "Stewart!" f;iltom,i ... I ,i, n- . --v-a I ' I I V V 1 1 1 S V 1 1 1 ' 1 1 I uma. I w HSII in irinn fio . t,o t, i r i - e-" iu wriie he had found the use of his tongue, dots.) That's it. ' bring forward my trunk-I get out Wash Do you now get what I send at Natchez." vou? lie did get cut at Natchez: and I New York A v. av. have been told that he now stoutly de- Wash Did you cet Prof. Morso's mesever having been acquainted with message lo his daughter. any memlcrs of the theatrical profts- N. York Yes, from Philadelnhia- but it is too late to send it over the ri ver to-night. I am alone: the twn Uv. ' j - the wind was at a lull, and the smoke went straight up to the heavens. It was an awful, and we may add, a san guinary night upon the praiire, amdng the musquitoes It was worse far worse than would have been "a night among the wolves," so graphically de scribed by a writer of the day. We have made allusion to this fact just now, for the sole purpose of admonish ing such of our friends as may leave for Texas, that they must go prepared to encounter at least one enemy, where if blood be not actually spilled, ii will be extracted oh the suction principle. Mobile Adcerliscr- sion. vers of ii ineir is any point or joke in this sketch, it consists in the fact, that the wine drinkers were actobs only for inuc particular occasion he person ages whose names they assumed, for the purpose of exposing a pretending uua-uouiu ana Loasler, were a hundred miles ahead, in the famous "Alex. fccutt.1' are gone. MAGNETIC TELEGRAPH. Th j following extraordinary dramat- scene, we will venture to say, has its parallel on this earth, ic never had Wash Very well; no matter. Bah. Good night; I'm going. Wash, Good nfght all. Phila. Good night. N. York. Good night. And so ends this curious scene; not an imaginary one, but one of actual oc currence. Let acv one rrWr nnnn iU fact, that all these questions "and an swers occurred in a space of time but a very little longer than in which this unique drama has been related. were also 1 Prions1 a,.,,.;,,, . V1" anU,3ine IeU,te oringof that . r "i'ltauu iimneu aru r rom the National Intelligencer. y propounded by the ci.nr Z1Z S i Vl 'n ' Which the Pub" il became Lnnun- a " "lis moment is so much New Orlonn. Z , l an'1 "niver.ally attractc d.-Philadel- uu uucu. anu that the nhia T.rthr illl-Ilfliitf . . . B" 1 UIU snout eav nrr (nr q Inrcirard lon,,,..;.:. .- .fe "i;tl"lu"' magnetic tele- 1 lib DEATH OF MAJOR j-u.viuuj- " i u in, un invention in w hmh ti, ...,u t?i KnnriT n - V A VJI VJ W Ult Ho has fallen 1 he has fallen! The chivalrous and brave! The young and ardent, soldier Is dreaming in his gravel " He has fallen! he has fallen, With a glory on his name, In the budding of his laurels, And the morning of his fame! Death! thou art called beautiful In the innocent and fair, As thou rometh like a blessing On the evenmg's scented air! But, Death! thou art more glorious, When the youthful hero dies, With the flag of Freedom waving Like a meteor o'er his eyes! OU1S: that he tunc I J . ' " uuuuu Of infi snmo city, but had declined the invitation of out Macready, Jim Ryder, Joe Field, J,llK " csl0 and Sol Smith, to go with them in the 'Alexander Scott,' in conse- On Saturday evening last, June Gth, 1 rolessor Morse, the inventor and su perintendent of the Magnetic telegraph, auu ims assistant, iJr. Vail, at their of fice at Washington, wished to test the ho has taken a dose of salts. "Did you see him act during his late 1 - . . .1.- C. PL,J..m ir r 1 . 1 A .1 1 1 ,,. Ar I if i ow"j "v bi.giuiMi nut: i ue n no e quence of. being obliged to stoo on th ,.: .u . . ' ' u"aiic uuuugn irom Washington to l" d towns nr hn rvr i- .. IV.iv- . , . u,u- new lorK' a dis,ance of not less than uusfrvtu. "it is a re inf o;,n r;t T-k , . to ho hv n'- ,nirj...:. . . ucllcr lo understand .. o "ui uurmi a ournev n hU r . thiskimi. i . . ' 0"'S"-iy u me scene we are t 1 ivuuw now it would ip nU j .t i if! went with thKm: i "J. w ' "oner must imagine .lfl.iBu,u. over lour -individuals, one at the office of -.-w ww iuu uvi t'.t nr n nrtnn i n .. P(r, ... , . , ,rtlu bUP- Washington, one at Baltimore, 40 miles I ers, teo.ous stones and professional distant, one at Philadelphia, 108 miles reminiscences; I am such a favorite fnr.hpr . , x w.ih them all, that 1 should be bored to m;ia r,ror ; . death with .heir attenfon, Ir I 'l V at eacn . .. Ui ihcsc piuces, ana a communication e bell rang out the summons to despatched from anv one ia wri.fpn nA dinner. Alier the rlnth l,.-.rt : , . .. . ic- uuucrsiuuu lusianuj at all others. W e moved, it was observed that five frcn shall desirmafo th,, r.m,M k.. .u .i .... w "I'viuivu uv me nen remained, enjoying their wine, names ofthe Dlaces at whlf'h tliPU n pa unuuiu ui me table. Spriggins stationed. Cast a wishful lnnl- tnuxi.J, I n . kv...u,Uo me pun, asmugion. uaiumore, are you in uui uiu noi venture to move his chair connexion with Philadelnhia? up to the place occupied by the bon vi- Baltimore Yes. ranrs. Une ol the five; a reverend- Hash. Put me in connexion with looking individual; observing that a Philadelphia. gentleman lingered at the lower end of Bait Ay, ay, sir; wait a minute, the table, after a short whispering con- (After a pause.) Go ahead. You can sultation with his companions, sent the now ,a'k with Philadelphia. the steward with the compliments of the Wash. How do you do, Philadel- DurtV. nnd n rpnnpsl tl-o ,i nlnn ? i Jl '-'(""J' llicil KJIU IKVIIJ3 . wuulu nonor mem wnn his company rnua. rreuy well. Is that you and partake of a glass of wine with Washington? them. He accented the invitation wiih Wash Female Piety The gem of all oth ers which encircles the coronet of a lady's character is uuaffected nielv. Nature may lavish much on her person the enchantment of the countenance the gracefulness of her mein or the strength of her intellect; yet her love liness is uncrowned, till piety throws around the whole the sweetness and power of her charms. She then be comes unearthly in her temper un earthly in her desires and associations. The spell which bound her affections to things below, is broken, and she mounts on the silent wings of her fancy and hope to the habitation of God, where it will be her delight to hold commun ion with the spirits that have been ran somed from the thraldom of earth, and wreathed with a garland of glory. Her beauty may throw its magical charm over many princes and con querors may bow with admiration at me snrine ol riches the sens of sci ence and poetry may embalm her mem uijr m injury anu in song yet piety must be her armament her pearl Her name must be written in the "book of life," that when mountain fade a- w'ay, and every "memento of earthly greatness is lost in the general wreck oi nature, it may remain and swell the list of that mighty throng, which have been clothed with the mantle of ri"ht eousness, and their voices attuned to the melody oi heaven. With such a treasure, every loftv gratification on earth may be nurchas- cui inenasnip win be doubtly sweet pain and sorrow shall loso their sting and their character will possess a price far "above rubies,'1 life will be but a pleasant visit to earth, and death the entrance upon a joyful and perpet ual home. And when the notes of the last trump shall be heard, and sleeping millions awake to judgment, its posses sor shall be presented faultless before He has fallen! he has fallen, For his country fair and free! In the foremost ranks he's fallen, For no craven heart had he! In the summer land they've nlacpd iU.i,p, .rn.j ..... rr7. u vtuu wan exceeding 'Neaih a sky that's ever blue and a rWn f life tha sha11 And Heaven never smiled on one wear away- 3Iore generous and true! P. C. P.! uch is piety. Like a tender flower. planted in the fertile soil of O J'V nerer Ay, ay; are you connected alacrity, and was soon the merriest of with New York? the group. During the 'sitting,1 Sprig- Phila Yes. gins imparted the information that he Wash. Put me in connexion with was connected wi'h the press, and that N. York he was on a tour through the river Phila. Ay, ay; wait a minute. (Af- towns for the purpose of increasing the ,er a pause.) Go ahead. Now (or it circulation of one of the New Orleans Wash. New York, how are vou? 1 papers. Ma might proceed as far as (New York does nol answer.) St. Louis; Bill Macready was going to I hila. Hallo, New York, Washing- that place, and didn't know how he ton is talking lo you. Don't you hear could get along in a city sa far west him? Why don't you answer without some friend to take care of w- iork. I don t get any thing him; but he didn't see; he did'nt; how from him. people could expect people to leave their Wash. I get that from New York. business, to attend to other people's Phila. New lork, Washington says business; Jim Ryder had insisted on he gets that from you hi3 going; Joe Field had expressed a Bait. How is it that Washington great desire that ho would go, and as sist him to establish his projected new paper; Jack Weston had said he must go, and Old Sol wouldn't take no for an answer. So," said Capt. Convers, who had hears from New York, and New York does not hear from Washington? Phila. There's where I am floored. Bait. What is the reason, Washing ton? Wash. Because New- York has not just joined the party, "you are very properly adjusted his magnet. well acqainted with these acior folks, Phila I have been hard at work all Mr. Spriggins. day, I feel like bricks. Had no supper. "Acquainted with actors? Oh, no I have had a stitt evening work ; there nriptrinsJ I don't know any of them ha! ha! ha! ! have been so many messages to-night A Night among the Mosquitoes in Texas. We shall never forget the first night we slept or aitempted to sleep, on one of the open prairies of Western Texas, some eight years ago. Night came on with a sultry atmos phere, the southerly breeze, which usu ally prevails, night and day, at this season of the year, having died away at sunset Our party, Some fifteen in number, had encamped on a stream of brackish water, and near us was a little copse or as the Mexicans term it, motte of limber. Having made our evening repast, the fatigues ofthe day gave us all an early inclination to sleep, for which due preparation was made. No sooner, however, had night commenced, than we were visited by millions upon millions of musquitoes first saluting us wiih their music and afterwards presenting us with their bills. Our beds were made upon the ground, a thick carpeting of grass and a blanket underneath, a blanket and the blue starry heavens. Musquito bars were missing on the occasion and a sad omission it was, for with the myriads of troublesome assailants with which we were visited, sleep was 'nowhere.' They lit upon us like a pelting rain. One could scarcely breathe wihout ta king them in with his breath. By a single b!ow of the hand upon the cheek, thousands could be slain, but thrice the number seemed to be flitting by and around, to fill up the gap. The air was literally laden with them, and had it been day lime, we verily believe that they would have obscured the face ofthe sun. It was in vain that we kin dled up fires about the camp, with the hope of driving off the enemy by smoke woman s heart, it grows, expanding its foliage unu imparting us lragance to all around till IpananlnnlnJ . - - - 1 1 . .... "liopiauicu 11 is sei to bloom in perpetual vigor, and unfading beauty in the paradise of God. Follow this star it will light you through every labyrinth in the wilder ness of life, gild the gloom that will gather around you in a dyingf hour, ana oring you saiely over the tempes tuous journey of death, into the heaven of promised and settled rest. From the New York Sun. THE HALLS OF THE MONTEZUMAS. Montezuma II. ascended the Mexican throne A. D. 1502, at the age of twen ty-three, before Mexico had been dis covered by Europeans. He died 30th June, 1520, in the forty-second year of his age, of wounds inflicted by the Spanish discoverers whom he had invi ted to his royal palace. Historians a gree in admiring his character. On ascending the throne, not content with the spacious residence of his fath er, he erected another, much more magnificent, fronting on the plaza may or of the present city of Mexico. So vast was this great structure, that, as one of the historians informs us the space covered by its terraced roof might have aflorded ample room for thirty knights to run their courses in a regular tournay. His father's palace, although not so high, was so extensive that the visitors were too much fatigu ed in wandering through the apart ments, ever to see the whole of it. The palaces were built of red stone, orna mented with marble, the arms of the MnniAvnpna fa mil V fan PAAtIa hoarlnn r tiger in his talons) being sculptured over the main entrance. Crystal foun tains, fed by great reservoirs of the neighboring hills, played in the vast halls and gardens, and supplied water to hundreds of marble baths in the in terior of the palaces. Crowds of nobles' ani tributary chieftains were continu ally sauntering through the halls, or loitering away their hours in atten dance on the court, Rich Carvings In wood, adorned the ceilings, beautiful mats of palm leaf covered the floors. The walls were hung with cotton rich ly stained, the skins of wild animals, or gorgeous draperies of feather work wrought in imitation of birds, Insects and flowers, in glowing radiance of colors. Clouds of incense from goldert censers diffused intoxicating odors through splendid apartments occupied by the ?mie hundred and eighty wives and five thousand slaves of Montezuma. He encouraged science and learning, and public schools were established thronghout the greater part of his em pire. The city of Mexico, in his day, numbered twice as many inhabitants as at present, and one thousand men wcro daily employed In watering and sweep ing its streets, keeping them so clean that man could :raverse the whole city with as little danger cf soiling his feet or his hands. A careful police guard ed the city. Extensive arsenals, gran aries, warehouses, an aviary for the most beautiful birds, menageries, hou ses for reptiles aud serpents, a collec tion of human monsters, fish ponds built of marble, and museums and pub lic libraries, all on the most extensive scale, added their attractions to the great city or the Aztecs. Gorgeous temples in which human victims were sacrificed, and their blood baked in bread, or their bodies dressed for food to be devoured by tho people at re'.i gious festivals reared iheir pyramidal altars far above the highest edifices. Thousands of their brother men wero thus sacrificed annually. The lemplo of Maxtili, their war-god, was so con structed that its great alarm gongj sounding to baitre, roused the valley for three leagues around, and called three hundred thousand armed Aztecs to the immediate relief of their mon arch. So vast was the collection of birds of prey, in a building devoted to :hem, that 500 turkeys, the cheapest meat in .Mexico, were allowed for their daily consumption. Such were the "Halls of the Montezuma !" The summer residence ofthe mon arch, on the hill of Chapellepec, over looking the city, was surrounded by gardens of several miles in extent, and here were preserved until the middle ofthe last century, two statues of the Emperor and his father. The great cypress trees, under which the Aztec sovereign and his associates once held their moonlight revels, still shade the royal gardens. Some of them, fifty feet in circumference, are several thou sand years old, but are yet as green as in the days of Montezuma, whose ash es, or those of his ancestors, rendered sacred, in the eyes of the native Mexi cans, the hill of Chapoltepec. Natural decay and a waning population now mark the seat of power of the great Montezumas. Pa' Readiness. Pat called on a la dy and gentleman1 in whose employ he was engaged, for the purpose of getting some tea and tobacco. '1 had a dream, yer honor, last night,' said he to tho gentleman. What was it, Pat?' Why' I dreampt that jer honor made me a present of tobaccy, and her ladyship there, heaven bless her ! gave me same tay for the gude wife!' 'Ah, Pat, dreams go by contraries, you know!1 'Faith, and they may be that,' said Pat without the least hesitation;1 so it's your ladyship is to give roe the tobaccy and his honor the tav ! A boy was asked: "Dees the leo pard change his spots "Oh. ves. when he is tired of one snot he noes to another." Woman's Influence A Washing tonian, in his song, 'says:-- When a young lady signs tho pledge. It's just as good as two; For when her sweet-heart fi nda It nut He's got to sign it too. 0r-The women of Philadelphia are about to assemble, or have already as sembled, in public meeting, to answer a peace address from the women of Exeter, England. 1 ..' f If. f: 1 i I f i i: 1 1 j ii I II! - v. I -- ? 7 11 IS !" r? i il-.i i I: