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T » J>«Sf)rc çioeur# 4ND SENTINEL. OFFICIAL JOURNAL. PLAQUEMINE, PARISH OF IBERVILLE, LA., OCTOBER 12. 1850. VOLUME III.— NO. 10. CITY ADVERTISEMENTS. üfatiial Benefit Life and Fire Insu rance Company. TIO IE BUSINESS oe tiie company confined to life in stffeance. Permanent Fund by Act of Incorporation, $200,000. Which permanent fund are to be invested as per charter, for the benefit of the policy holders, in bonds and mortgages on unincumbered real estate valued at double the amount loaned thereon, and in stocks of the State, and of the United States Government. This Company being organized, not for the benefit of stockholders and capitalists, but sole ly for the protection of the policy holders and their families against want and poverty, is in its operations a great National benevolent in stitution, conducted upon the most secure and solid principles,and affording for a small annu al sum, paid during life, a large and handsome legacy to widows and children after death. AU pol icy holders, whether for life or shorter terms, who continue the insurance till death, participate in the whole of the profits of the company, without any reservations. Creditors can insure the lives of debtors, thus securing a prompt settlement in case of death. A married woman can effect insurance on the life of her hwsband, for the sole benefit and use of herself and children,free from the claims of creditors. Trustees: John Hagan, Joseph Walker, Peter Conrey, Jr., Maunsel White, Robert J. Ward, Samuel Stewart, |sanc Johnson, Geo. Strawbridge, John. S. Allison, Wm. E. Leverich, Edward Sparrow, Henry S. Buckner. PÉTER Courey , Jr., President Board of Trus tees. Directors: Joäeph W. Stanton, John Stroud, Sr., John L. Lewis, John Calhoun, Wm. M. Goodrich, Joshua Baldwin, John L. Saffarans, Warrick Martin, A. D. Crossman, Mark Walton, Cornelius Fellowes, Joseph Lallande, Ed. Jenner Coxe, M.M. Cohen, Preston W. Farrar, William H. White, John D. Bein, Wm. C. Tompkins John B. Leefe. John Hagan , President of the Company. Tkeston W. Farrar , Vice President. A. J. Wedderburn , M. D., ) Medical Board Thomas Hunt , M. D., J of Consultation. Harmon Doane , Secretary. E. L. Goold , Attorney. Richard Beis , M. D., Medical Examiner, No. 371 Magazine st. Office hours for blacks, to ft}, a. m .; do, for whites, 2 to 3 p. m ., at his résidence." He will examine white applicants «t the «ffice of the Company daily, from 12i to 9 o'clock, p. M. He will not examine any one at his dwelling without a permit, which can be « had on application at the office of the Compa ny. ETThis company is prepared to entertain application« for Lite Insurance^md issue Poli cies on all sound and healthy White persons and Negroes, at the Table of Rates established by the Board, which arc less than the rates cnarged by the New York and London offices, and without their restrictions as to residence in the South. By the charter, dividends of pro fita are declared annually, and the profits draw interest, and can be made available at once to the extent of two-thirds of their amount, where the party has paid his premiums in full. California permits are issued to Life Insu rance members at New York and London rates. . Prospectus, table of rates, and all information •«ta life Insurance, and all papers necessary to effect Insurance, can be had at the office of the Company. , CTExtenpive Travelling Privileges allowed. Office No. 94 Gravier st., «OSS ly Between Camp and St Charles sts Music Store, PBvPI - NO. 5 CAMP STREET., if' i i" t hree d00r8 from canal st, If . o. The subscriber offers for sale at very reasonable Prices and on liberal terms, PIANO FORTES of - 6.6 !•$, 6 3-4 and 7 octaves, in rich rosewood, walnut and mahogany cases, made by the old and celebrated manufacturers, T. Gilbert &, Co. Pia« Ém nos with the A2oi.ua Attachment , appropriate to «acred music. The ASolian is guarantied by the manufacturers to remain in tune 5 years. Pianinos, ■Grand and 8emi-Gratid Pianos from the factories of Henri Hers and J, Pleyel & Co., Paris. The beautiful new invention, the Dolco Compana, to the Grand Action Piano, and Pianos from the fac tories of Firth, Pond Sf Co., with the vibrating Oterbridge and the new scale Pianos of Wm. Hall J Sew York " MELODEONS and SE KArtilNES, for church choir music. All the new publications of songs, waltzes, etc,, are re» ceived soôn as published, with a large stock of Old "Sf* a ï umu ' ate 4 during the last twenty years, enable» the undersigned to fill all orders complete. MKrveum Books far all musical instruments. Se cond hand Pianos boueht, sold and exchanged in part payment for new Pianos. Orders for Tuning and Repairing will be promptly attended to. All pads or musical instruments repaired. Music towd to order. Harp», Guitars, Violins, Flutes, Strings for Harp, Piano, Guitar, Violin and Banjo —tad all articles in the music line for sale bv 'jau96m WM. T. MAYO. C&1UA6E REPOSITORY, THE subscribers have now on hand a large and w ®u selected assortment of Carriages anH ,r0U1 , lhe ^Northern Ma Ä^rgiÄaär ,ely - p ' rrhMera nilr - A. WOODRUFF & CO., a * 6 V - 150«». Charles at CITY ADVERTISEMENTS. liOitgley, Uttlejolm & Co., WHOLESALE GROCERS, no. 66 magazine street, (Corner of Natchez,) New Orleans. New Goods—New Goods. Watches, Clocks, Jewelry and Fancy Goods E. A. TYLER, 39 Camp street, 7m I ' s now dail y receiving additions to his well selected stock, consisting of FINE WATCHES of the best make, in Gold and silver cases; rich MANTEL CLOCKS and VASES; Gold, Guard, Fob, snd Vest Chains; Seals, Keys and Chain Oranments; Gold Pencils and Pens; Thimbles, Buckles, new patterns of Bracelets, Pins, Ear Rings and Necklaces; a beau tiful assortment of Diamond Rings, Pins, Ear Rings and Studs; Silver and silver plated Ware; Silver Card Cases, Snuff Boxes, &c.; Gold, silver, shell and steel Spectacles, with glasses to suit all .eyes; Paper Machie; Fancy Goods, Fine Perfumery—to gether with a great variety of other articles too nu tuerons to mention. Strangers visiting the city are invited to call and examine his goods, any of which will be sold at very low prices. oclO ly C. D. B17NCE, p rh.mv.it rw.fr stork, 9 Canal st., New Orleans. Hate, Caps, Umbrellas, Trunks, &c. of every variety—Panama Hats. 0*The latest fashions always on ha d. Particular Hats made to order. oelO If This consignment dry goods HOUSE is constantly receiving from the northern cities heavy shipments of Goods, which are often ordeied to be sold forthwith without re gard to original cost, and will therefore be offered cheaper by from 25 to 30 per cent than the same description can be sold at any other establishment. Constantly on hand a large supply of Plantation Goods—Blankets, Kerseys, Linseys, Osnaburgs, Sheetings, Shirtings, Towellings, Table Damasks, Diapeis. Linens, &c. Dress Goods of every style. Silks, satins, Cashmeres, Merinoes, De Laines, Alpaccas, Plaids, Bareges, Muslins, Gingham, and Prints. Visites, Mantillas and shawls, Parasols and Umbrellas, Hosiery, Handkerchiefs, Laces, Capes, Collars, Bonnets, and every description of Diy Goods, both of Foreign and Domestic Manu facture. In connection with this establishment are exten» sive wholesale rooms, which should be visited by every Merchant and Trader before making his purchases. An additional advantage to the buyer is, that the lowest price is invariably asked at first, and no deviation made. KING S WHITE PALACE, 72 Gravier street, New Orleans. je8 ly Piano Fortes and Music. The subscriber would resfectfully inform his friends and the public that he has on hand and on the way, PIA» NO FORTES from the factories of Pleyle & Co. and Favre & Co., Paris; Hallet, Da» vis & Co., Boston; A. H. Gale & Co., James Gro vestein and Nuns & Clark, New York. _ All these instruments aie made expressly for this climate; ma» ny of them are of the new patent of Charles Horst, 1849—the Double Iron Frame. These Pianos will stand in tune longer and have more power and richer tone than any other instruments. Also, su perior GUITARS, VIOLINS, FLUTES, &c. SHEET MUSIC —Constantly receiving from the publishers as soon as published. He would respectfully inform the friends of Mr. Chas. Horst, that he has arranged with that gentle man to take charge of the Musical Department of his stole. ETAII orders from the country promptly attend* ed to. E. A. TYLER, oclO ly 39 Camp st. From Gov. Tucker. For the benefit of suffering humanity, as well as an act of justice to Dr. SAMUEL GILBERT, I make the following statement:—That in June last I had a small tumor upon my face, rather between my nose and cheek, which gradually increased dur ing the past summer in size and extent; on accoun of which I consulted several truly eminent physi cians, under whose treatment I received no benefit. In the latter part of last January I visited New Or leans. In the space of seven days, bofore reaching the city, the tumor had greatly enlarged, and the inflammation increased to an alarming extent; so much so, that from the inner corner of my eye to the end of my nose, and out to my cheek bone, be« came literally a lump of putrid flesh; The disease had also made its appearance on tbe opposite side of my nose. In this condition I presented myself to Dr. Samuel Gilbert, not knowing with what dis ease I was afflicted. Dr. Gilbert promptly pro nounced it an eating Cancer of the most virulent character. I put myself under his treatment. He extracted the tumor without the use of the knife, and in four weeks my face was well, as I then and still believe. T. M. TUCKER. New Orleans, March 13,1850. (CTDr. Gilbert's office is No. 72 Magazine sU To the Public* I wish to bear testimony to Dr. GILBERT'S skill, through your valuable and truly independent paper. I was sorely afflicted with hereditary can cer; the disease killed my father, who had the best medical aid in the country. The disease made its appearance on my upper eyelids, and continued to spread and pain me severely, until I well nigh lost my sight; I could scarcely discern a horse from a man across the street. Having often heard of Dr. Gilbert's success in the treatment of such cases, I left die State of Pennsylvania and came to New Orleans—was put under treatment—and, I am happy to say, soon cured, and no sign of the dis ease left, and my sight perfectly restored. This day I leave for home. A. C. CORWINE. To editors Crescent. April 15,1850. JVl Thompson & Nixon's f è thi*mmHe CMhimg BstmhUthmtrnt, No. 10 Gamp subît, New Orleans, (EFKeep constantly on hand a large and superi or stock of Seasonable Clothing and Gentlemen's Furnishing Goods, comprising all the neatest styles imported, and embracing all articles pertaining to a Gentleman's wardrobe. jan ly o. 0. dvfcy. i" '• obass ZARATIN & CO., GENERAL DEALERS, No. 30} Poydras Street, New Orleans. mb91y published every saturday, By William P. Bradburn. Office on Main street. terms oe the sentinel. Subscription :—Five Dollar» per annum, invariably in ad vancc. No subscription takeu for a less period than one year. Advertising :—One Dollar per square, (10 linesor less) will becharged for the first, aud Fifty Cents forevery inser tion thereafter. All advertisements not specified as to number of insertions, willbe publisl^d until forbid, and charged accordingly. In both languages,charged double. (UTAnnouncements for office $10, to be paid invariably in advancc. PLAQUEMINE : SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12,1850. O* The New York Mirror says a movement is on foot in that city, towards raising a sum of money, for the purpose of making a compli mentary present to the operatives employed in the brewery of Barclay, Perkins & Co., London, as a testimonial of respect for their manly re ception of Marshal Haynau. O" In this State the following new post-offices have been established—St. Cloud, East Felicia na, J. S Peaeocke, postmaster; Isle Breville Natchitoches parish, P. O. Chaler, postmaster. Appropriations for the Writings of the Pre sidents »—For those of Washington, $45,000; Jefferson, $49,950; Madison, $67,000; Monroe, $20,000; for John Adams, $22,500. C= Intelligence to the 13th ult. has been re ceived from Kingston. The St. Lucia Palladi um of the 16th August states, on the authority of rumor, that Solouque, or Faustin Premier, of Hayti, has been assassinated by the Prime Minister. ET To preserve butter, sink it in the Missis sippi River. Lately some kegs of butter were brought up by diving bells, from the wreck of the steamer Neptume, sunk twenty years ago' and it was as sweet and good as ever. O' It is stated that the Sultan of Turkey has notified our government of his readiness to send Kossuth and his companions, free of expense) provided the United States will bring them over to this country. This matter is to be consider ed in Executive session in the Senate. More "Secessions ."—The citizens of the parishes of Bienville, Claiborne and Bosier, re cently held a meeting at Mount Lebanon, at which, among other resolutions adopted, was the following : Resolved, That the admission of California with the boundaries prescribed in her consti tution is an act of aggression and discrimination against the Southern States, and should be re sisted by them, by all constitutional means. We are curious to know what will be the first motions of these patriotic gentlemen to ward resistance. We notice, by the way, that among those who figured prominently at the Mount Lebanon meeting, were a few who, two or three months ago, received such a terrible lampooning from Senator Downs. ID* Jenny Lind, it is said, is still pestered with beggars of various kinds. She receives on an average a hundred and twenty letters a day, soliciting a share of her liberality. This i8 truly despicable. Such meanness is discre ditable to the country. The Ruling Passion .—Some of the Down Easters are so fond çf driving a bargain, that they purpose to give very extravagant prices for tickets to hear Jenny Lind, provided the girl takes it out in trade—tin pans and such like articles. Steamer Meteor No. 3, Burnt .—We learn from the officers of the steamer Patrick Henry, from Raton Rouge, that the steamer Meteor No. 3, Capt. Amsden,from Red River, for this port, with a lot of stock on board, took fire about 4 o'clock p m ., on Wednesday last, about 65 miles up the coast, and was burnt to the water's edge. The officers of the Patrick Henry did not ascertain any particulars of the loss, or how the accident occurred. In addition to the above, we have received the following : the steamer E. D. White, Capt. Brady, which arrived yesterday afternoon, brought down the officers, crew, and passen gers of the 6teamer Meteor No. 3. The fire originated in the wood, and spread rapidly aft; the boat burnt to the water's edge, and sunk in deep water. Three colored boys, viz: the cook, the barber, and a cabin boy, were lost— Her cargo, consisting of abont 200 bales of cot ton, was all lost.— Crescent. O" Stewart's store in New York,is to be en larged, at a cost of $100,000—the marble for the improvement alone costing $25,000. The Jenny Lind Hall (now nearly finished) will cost $100,000. A list is published of 16 pub lic or private buildings, now in course of erec tion in New York city, making the aggregate I of the whole cost £989,000« * The Presides ï and A win Bey .—The al lowing paragraph is from the excellent reply ot President Fillmore to the Turkish Commission er, when tbe latter was presented to him : "Amin Bey ! you have said, and said truly, that His Imperial Majesty, your Sovereign the Sultan, has won the approbation of the Amer ican Government and people, by the course f ursued by him in favor of those unfortunate lungarians whose recent, condition had claims on the feelings of the humane and benevolent all over the world; that approbation, let me say, is deep, and cordial, and wide-spread. Not disposed to interfere with political occurrences which do not affect ourselves, the people ol the United States are yet intelligent and well-in formed, and quite observant of all that passes in the world, connected with questions of na tional and human rights. While they main tain a strict neutrality in all foreign wars, they nevertheless sympathize most deeply in all struggles against oppression. They are lovers of justice, of mild governments, of humanity, and of every thing which promotes the cause of political and social happiness among men." The Washington Republic .—It is announ ced that Wm. M. Burwell, Esq., of Bedford county, Va., has become associated with Mr. Sargeant in the editorial management of the Republic. Secession in Mississippi .—Speaking of the proclamation of Governor Quitman, of Missis sippi, convening the Legislature of that State for the purpose of acting upon the question of "secession" from the Union, the Brandon Re publican says : "The issue is now made and we are ready' fully ready for any emergency which the case may present. Peace and a cessation of unpro fitable excitement we desired, and had fully cherished the hope that such might have been the result; but if the contrary is to be the case, we say that is incumbent and imperative upon every citizen, calmly and deliberately to reflect upon the tendency of the unwise and unwar ranted course which is now being proposed, and boldly and determinedly, and uninfluenced by personal, party or sectional considerations, on behalf of himself and his common country, to do his duty as a true American, as well as a 'Mississippian.' " \W The first Woolen Factory in Texas is just going up on the banks of the San Anto nio River. The proprietors intend to manu, facture the coarse woolens which they will fur nish cheaper than they can be imported. The San Antonio and San Marcos Rivers abound with favorable sites and an inexhaustible quan tity of water power. The country is admirably adapted to the raising of sheep. All articles of food are cheap, the mild climate, and every thing, is in favor of the new enterprise. — I ■ i • Haynau's Flogging .—The London Times defends the conduct of the brewers and por ters of London, in mobbing this monster. In this country, there has baen but one opinion of this act of popular justice. It was an insult to the English people for this wretch to pollute their soil by his step. A more ignominious punishment could not have been inflicted upon him, than the chastisement he received. He will, for the rest of his days, confine his travels within the limits of despotism. The Dangue .—A Charleston paper states that not more than one person in ten in the city of Charleston eseaped the dangué or "breakbone" fever. At one time there were 12,000 cases reported as existing in the city Though there have been so many cases, it is not a little remarkable that there should have been none of fatal termination. The Remains of General Taylor .—Presi dent Fillmore on the 24th nit., in a special message to Congress, made known to that body that the wishes of-the family of the late lamented President, were that his remains should be removed to the State of Kentucky. On motion of Mr. Vinton, the message was referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed. A Cuba Affair.—A dispatch of the 21st, from Washington, says : "The Spanish minister, at the request of Mr. Webster, returned last night from New York, and had a long conference with him. The bu siness relates to Cuba, and we understand that another attempt is to be made on Cuba The descent is first to be made upon Hayti, for the overthrow of Faustin Soulougue." Wonderful Machine .—Tyler Davidson,says the Cincinnati Commercial, yesterday showed us a wonderful specimen of artistic ingenuity, which came about as near to perfection in its imitation of nature asit is possible for human skill to approach. It was a small box, contain ing a delicate combination of machinery, simi lar to that of a watch, which, when wound up, caused a beautiful little bird, with the richest plumage, to start out from the lid, and after warbling sweetly for a while, return to its place > ihe lid closiug after it. The bird seemed endow ed with life, moving its bill to the time of its notes, and fluttering as it sang. It was manu factured in Geneva, and cost one hundred gui neas, or #600. Something M vst be Done .—The editor of the Providence Journal, in a satirical article on the subject of publishers of newspapers working for nothing and finding themselves, says : We have noticed several atrocious cases where editors have had the audacity to demand pay for cost of publishing matters of the high est public importance, such as resolutions of thanks to steamboat captains, puffs of new schools, ward meetings for charitable objects, ; political meetings, marriages, and obituary no tices of infant children. Something must be done to put a stop to this, or editors will soon begin to think that they have the same rights as other people. Taking the Census .— One of the assistant marshals employed in the western part of New j York, communicates to the Oswego Times the following amusing illustration of the facility with which a man may be misled by answers that are direct and true, but "nothing else "I must now tell you of a joke I had put on me in the good town of Palermo. I called in at a house early one morning—saw a young girl, whom I took to be ten or twelve years old. I told her my business, which she took very coolly. I asked her : 'Is your father a far mer?' She answered : 'He is.' 'Is he at home?' 'He is.' 'Is he in the house?' 'I sup pose he is.' 'Will he give me the information?'. 'I suppose he will.' I waited a while and then asked, 'Have you a mother?' 'I have.' 'Is she at homef 'She is.' 'Will she be in soon?' 'Can't say.' 'Is she gone from home?' 'She is not.' Well, I saw there was but one room to the house, and had got tired of waiting, I spoke to the young girl, saying, 'Where is your fath er?' The same answer—'He is at home.' 'Well, where is he?' Same answer—'He is at home.' 'Well, where is your mother?' 'Why, at home. 'Where in the name of common sense is their home?' 'Why, just over on tbe other street.' Feeling rather chagrined, Iask ked, 'Who is the head of this family?' An swered promptly : 'My husband, sir.' 'Are you married?' 'Yes.' 'Have you any children?' 'Two.' 'How old are the children?' 'Two years.' 'How old is the other?' 'Two years.' How is that?' 'Very easy, sir; they are twins!' This solved the whole mystery ; they were fine looking boys—she, the youngest lookiag mother I ever saw. It shows how easy a mat ter it is to be mistaken." Nest Building Fishes .—During the recent sitting of the Scientific Convention at New Haven the following interesting facts were made public: Professor Agassiz delivered some oral re marks upon the care which certain fishes take of their young. Having alluded to the lower species of the fish, which lays its eggs, and leaves its young, who never know parents, and rise but to be swallowed by larger species, he said, that when he arrived in this country, he heard of fish that did protect their young, but could get no farther information on the subject. The Professor then proceeded to detail an in cident which came under his own observation last May. When walking on the sea-shore at , he saw two catfish rushing from the shore to the water. He went to the place from which they started, and he saw a black mark formed where they had been. There were two tadpoles in it; and by-and-by he saw the catfish return to the spot, and looking as if to see if their spawn had been disturbed. They got ou their nests again. He watched them, for a while, and threw a stone to disturb them. They ran to the water as before ; but in ten minutes they returned again; and in this man ner he disturbed them and they returned, four times, which convinced him that they were anx ious to return to their young and protecr them. • O* Miss Apolonia Jagello, the Polish and Hungarian heroine, visited the Turkish Em bassador, at Washington, on the 21st Septem ber. She was accompanied by the late Dicta tor of the Republic of Cracow, and expressed their thanks for the protection afforded the re fugees by the Sublime Porte. D* At the entertainment given to Jenny Lind by the Mayor of New York, she was ask ed to sing. She very gracefully refused, on the ground that she had make a contract with Mr. Barnum, binding her to sing only for him, or charity; and the Mayor, as a man of business, knew she could not break it. ET A writer in the New York Journal of Commerce estimates the population of that city at 475,000, and of Brooklyn and Williams borough at a total of 130,000. It is proposed to unite these, in order to enable New York to claim a population of near 600,000. Affairs in Cuba.—A merchant of Boston has just returned from a visit to the island of Cuba. He represents the excitement there in relation to the Lopez expedition as still being very intense. The expedition is the subject of conversation among all classes and a very strong feeling against the American residents and those who visit the island on business has sprang up. He is confident that the trading class, the merchants, are almost unanimously in favor of the revolutionary movement, and would aid it so far as in their power, without render ing themselves liable to detection. Worth Telling Again .—When Nicholas Biddle, familiarly called Nick Biddle, was con nected with the U. S. Bank, there was an old negro named Harry, who used to be l#fing around the premises. One day in social mood, Biddle said to the darkey— "Well, what is your name, my old friend?" "Harry, sir—ole Harry, sir," said the other touching his sleepy hat. "Old Harry!" said Biddle, "why that is the name that they gave to the devil, is it not?" "Yes, sir," said the colored gentleman, "some time ole Harry-and sometimes ole Nick." Thrilling Incident of the Texan War. The tragedy of Nacogdoches, and the roman tic incidents which led to the Texan war of In dependence, find their parallel only in the Ro man history of Lucretia and the elder Brutus. Juan Costa was a person of geeat influence and bravery in the wild forests; but he fell un der the displeasure of Santa Anna, and his mi nion, Pedras, the Commandant of Nacogdo ches, was sent to arrest him. He arrested his father at the supper table, attended by his only daughter, a young girl of surprising beauty and intelligence. He loaded him with chains, and cast him into prison, notwithstanding her tears and entreaties. Finally he proposed to free the father if tho daughter would consent to sacrifice her innocence and honor. She re jected the infamous proposition with a blow in the face; when the armed ruffian swora a horri ble oath to execute his will on them both, and then ♦*»*** With dark eyes, tearless, glassy, fixed as those of a corpse, yet flashing a double portion of luminous fire, she mounted a horse and hur ried away wildly around the country. She halted at every house, no matter whether Mex ican or American, and rehearsed, in tones of thrilling horror, her father's wrongs and her own. All timid modesty, all weakness, had vanished from her tongue, utterly consumed by the scorching thirst of vengeance. She painted, in passion's fiery language, and with awful minuteness, the facts of the damning deed; she bared her virgin bosom, and showed the livid marks of the ravisher's fingers among the mazes of those azure veins along the sur face of that expanse of snow, now polluted and soiled, but before pure as the gleam of an an gel's wings. And still, wherever the beautiful maid wan dered, a deafening yell of wrath and vengeance rose up against the tyrants. The people of both races and all classes flew to arms,appoint ing a general rendezvous for the 24th of Jane, at the residence of the absent and now impri soned Juan Costa. It was there debated by the people as to the mode of attack, and who should be their leader, but nothing being agreed on, the whole assem blage bade fair to break up in confusion, when a tall and powerfully built stranger, who bad just entered Texas from the States, came for ward and addressed the multitude as follows: "I am a stranger, but I am also a man; and I owe my life, soul, body, health happiness, all— all to a woman—my mother ! And if I turn a deaf ear to the prayers of an innocent woman, asking my aid against a villain, may both my mother and my God curse me! I go for one, and, should you stay behind.alone to fight Col. Pedras, and his armed ravishers of your wives and daughters." The speech was received with three trtnen dous cheers, and th«n a general about, that seemed to shake the solid earth, uttered the first peal of the revolution. "We will go. Death to the tyrants? Freedom, for Texas, and the giant shall be onr leader." And then for the first time was heard in the land of the wild a name destined to become so echo to the pulsation of all hearts—the name of Thomas J. Rusk. The next day he led his raw troops to the attack of Nacogdoches, and Btormcd every po sition against immewe odds. After an assault of four hours, the charge being dreadful on both sides, fortunately among the slain was the dead body of the atrocious Ferninand Pedras. Such was the debut of Rnsk in Texas; and from that day his popularity has gone on stead ily increasing, without even a transitory eclipse, or so much as a cloud to dim its splen. dor. In vain, for three years, Gen. Cos de manded his arrest. Mexico had not soldiers enough to take him, and in 1845-6 he assisted to chase the last of these out of the country. Afterwards he amassed a fortune at the Texan bar, and was choscn one of the first Senators of the new State annexed—a place which ho may hold for life, if he wills it. Laving not always Washing .—Colonel Kemyss, of the 4th regiment, was remarkable for the studied pomposity of his diction. One day, observing that a careless man in the ranks, had a peculiar dirty face, which appeared noi to have been washed for a twelve- month, he was exceedingly indignant at so gross a violation of military propriety. "Take him," said he to tbe corporal, who was an Irishman, "take the man and lave him in the waters of the Guadiana." After some time the corporal returned. "What have you done with the man I sent with you?' inquired the Colonel. Up flew the corporal's right hand across the peak of his cap "Sure, an't plaise your honor and didn 't y 'r honor tell me to lave him in the river?—and there he is now according to y'r honor's orders." The by standers, and even the Colonel himself, could hardly repress a smile at the facetious mistake of the honest corporal, who looked innocence itself, and wondered what there could be to laugh at. The Doctor .—A doctor in Ohio writes to his father as follows:—"Dear daddy, I conclewded Ide cum down and git grinded into a doctur. I hardly dont think I was in more than 3 ours, afore out I cum as slick a wun as ever was seen. Hale columby happy land, If I aint a Doktur, I'll be hang'd. I pukes, I purges, and I swets em, Then if tha di, wi-then I lets em. I gits plente of custom, because they says that dize eery. When you rite, dont forgit to put doc tur afore my name." Decayed Sensibilities .—Mr. and Mrs. Bray, ton had quarreled for nearly half an hour, when both quieted down, as if by consent. Neither had spoken a word for some ten minutes. Mr. Brayton fumbled over a paper and pretend ed to read, it Mrs. Brayton patted the carpet with her pretty foot. Bray ton,, at last, ven tured to observe, "My dear, is n't th« gas leak ing some where, there is such an odor in the room." "It is n't the gas," replied Mrs. Kay ton, almost choking. "What can it be then, my dear?" "Why, it, is your, your decayed sensibilities," and Mrs. Brayton burst into tears.