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Offce at T. II. Murri.s' D)rug Store.
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No 9-id ly.
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ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
B. L. HODGE.
Attorney at Laaw,
Oieec over Childers 4 Beard's Store.
Cor. Texas and Spring sts.,
ni-lyd SHBRVEPPORT, LA.
L. M. NVUT7;
Attorney at Jaiw,
O~'ee, cornIer Milam 4- Market .Streets.
Practices in Caddo, Iwsier and
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LEON ). MARKS. THOS. CG. Pol.LoCSK.
1MARKS & POLLOC('K.
Attorneys & Counsellors at Law.
Shre'v7'o rt, La.
P RAC'TICE incopartnershii in nill
the courts held in the city of Shreve.
port, and in the parishes of J I), Sot,
OAffice on Market street near Milamn.
KQBT. J. LOONEY. SA&. 0 W S.
Attorneys 4. Coansclors at Law.
l ILL practice in the C.ourts of
Caddo and surrounding parishes, aLnd
in the Supreme Court at Monroe :aid
Alexandria. Office on Market street,
near the PI'ostotlice, Shrev*port, La.
ERJIME'I' 1). CRAY1(,
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
(@t/icý. oppusile Pot Officv,
SIIkEVI I tRT", LA.
Wi.i. practiIe in the C'.iirt, of
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..verv Friduv at 7 1'. M.
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ii""t .i*I l thi de 'ndai und 4th 11~!1.:,'.' t *F:li
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'1. C. Waullr, Uiee.d.-r. 11. 1'.
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Iuiitt' .un they kt criuel :14 Satutrda±v tat each
irianth.at 74 1'. M. s. il-:-r Li. CitALe.
I Henry Levy, lIteorder.
t j "flrue: yt meeting, tu tie Masouuc Balll
on '1tz--as stre.et, over Mlayor'aa .bice. no24
1. 0. 0. 1"
T'Phe regular neretiiigs of
NEJTII LODGE, No. 21. tire held
on Wednesday eveniigs'. at 7 ,'clenck.
at their Lodge Room on Teaxns street.
A. SULIAF\ENElI N (A.
S. SELtIMAN. Secretarv. 1110
J. E. HIIELPS. J. V. RtOGERS
Phelps & Rogers,
(8u'cesors to T. II. Etheridge)
('or. G,,pmcrce zand Milam sts...
Keep constantly on band a large as
sortmuent of S(tple and FanEcy Gro
cerics, Ifay, Cor,a Oats, etc.
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our friends in New Orleans. nI8dly
J. LR. Simpson. G. 1M. Cdalhoun.
Simpsor & Calboun,
WAREHOIJS & COMMWSSION
Receiring and Forwoarding Agents,
Having leased the popular and conmmo
dious WVarohonuse of Messrs. Howard, Tally
& Co., and having bad long experience in
business, we hope to receive a share of the
public patronage, and pledge ourselves to
do all in our power to give entire satisfac
tile in all business entrusted to our care.
All we ask ia a trial. no25
Selected Ezpressly for the News. d
The Scottish Landlady, and her s
A PATIIRTIC AND BEAUTIFULLY TOLD o
TALE, HY MR. GALT'. I
"I inscribed upon his conscience, E
how,before her ruin, she went bloom
ingly and gay to her father's church, t
the bells ringing in unison with her t
happy fancies. I spoke of the wor- 1
thy young men who then eyed her a
with love and admiration, but whose c
advances she repelled, because she A
thought only of hlim; and then I c
shewed himn what he had made of t
her-a destitute creature, scorned by I
all who knew her in her blameless t
time, being in a stranger's house, fear
ful to visit thee treets; and my cor- I
ruption rising, I cried with vehemence.
'Reprobate ! she was beloved and I
honioured, and you have made her at
light woman !'
"He said nothing to .me; but he i
rose, and, j)ntting on his hat with an
emuphalis, as my father would have I
called it, left the house.
"`ext. morning, Miss Fatima had I
a letter from hin ; but what was in
it she never did reveal, for she read 1
it over to herself. It contained a
hank note for a hundred pounds-
which was a large sum, considering I
ing my bill was not then above
eleven-and she read it again, and I
begun to mloaln and mourn from the
depths of her spirit. Then she gave 1
inc tlhe bauknote with a melancholy
snile, and said she thought it was
e.nt;ugh--aind sh'e pressed my hand
killl1-, nud added, she had overheard1
iall I had swkein to the Captain. In
lite sainet nolueit she started up, and,
sleikitg lhr hands teewarl;s ti tholy
skits, sle crtied, 'It isso-I ate iuch;
:lad it shallt i, dine .
- ..1 was amriazed and terrified at
tier vehle.etetre. I featreld uI t could not
iue.$s. what her intent was; but site
soui atfter put tt at counltenain"e eecalm
te's:,--vet it was a calm N ithout qui
.t. Her pide cheek, which surd gong
lost its fliwtr, became of at clayey
ldeaellintess-her eyes glittcred as it
tlee'v saw notet-her voice' had a far
otd, hlelleew, tomieb-likte suIlnd--laltt.
there weas a h}orretr in ltr smile, that
tmalt.e lIke sufter as if the! weiorld of the
,lead haid iiee discl.,sees before ue.
''tSuch she- was for seine Leur or
five days-it might have beena whole
week-I'll niot dispute that, for I was
in a itannter myself demented ; but
a chanige at last began to maniferst
itsel-t-and such a cllhange !"
Mrs. XWinsomt wa:s deeply affected
by what site had related, and she
Aidl it with so Inuch dramatic plro
rtiety, that 1 wondere' ait tihe taletnit
-he' displayed. I hiavr, however,
si tet- often observed the samte Sitigu
lar fwaculty in <tlher illiterate persons,
and have seen them risiing in the
course' of a narration to the' supposed
besaitiful eloquence of tho higher
minds of whom theyv discoursed. I
ought hinwevor, to aktknowledgo that
I was me'lted with more than ordina
ry symullpathy for the doom of the
unfortunate voting laduly, w! icl tile
motherly Zeal of tmy worthy landla
dy had evidently precipitated; and
mny curiostty was so excited, that I
could not repress tlhe desire tr. be in
formed of the serjuel of a story so
"When," resumecd Mrs. Winsom,
S"when the desolate creature came to
a true sense of her forlorn situation
-for in her panic she was too wild
to have a right discernment-it was
freezing to hear how shite lamncuted;
she did'nt jiead that che had been a
resisting victimn; nor 4id she take all
the blame upon herself. There was
a flatterry in her heart that she had
been betrayed by the condition of her
father's house more than by her own
weakness, or that the accomplisher
of her ruin had a premeditated pur
pose. Still, however, shte wept and
wailed until her hoeleessnoss became
"It was soon manifest that Death
had laid his cold hand upon her, in
defiance of all medicine -and doctor's o
"From morning to night she, sat a
by.herself on the sofa, her one .and a
on the other resting on her kneq, and i
her eyes reading, as it were, the leaf t
of a curious page of vacuity in the v
threads and pawtron of the carpet. i
She thought of nothing but of time. I
"When I went into her room in
the morning, she would say, 'Is not i
this Wednesday,,or Friday?' as it c
might chance to be. And as often j
as 1 went again. during the rest of the I
day, she would ask the hopr. It t
was melanmholy to see.herdespouden- r
cy, and .}ow pleased she was when I
the time seemed to have run a little a
faster than she expected. How pa- I
tient and how beautiful she was in
all this; but oh! how plainly her 4
heart was breaking.
"When.more than eight mournfal i
months .had come and gone, seeing f
that, by the course'of nature, she was I
soon to hecpme a mother, I thought 1
it my duty, in a far-off way, to re- I
mind her that it was needful to pre- 4
pare for a stranger.
"She looked at me, I thought re
proachfully, but her eyes were full
of tears, and she answered, 'no, I
have here within, a ,conviction that
my sin and shame will pass from this.
cruel world together. I dreamt lat 1
night that I beheld my venerable
grandfather-he was a holy and .reli
gious itan-standing at a gate to
which I had come with a baby at my
bosom, and he took me by the hapd,
led me in and made me known to all
my ancestors,even to Adam and Eve.
No; the life that should be is not; it
becomes my condition; thusbandless>
witif, a childless mother.' '
"I reasoned against ,ther despair,
and tentreated herto le of good cheer,
but shie smote " her bosom and said,
How can that be? I am not guilt
less; but there wjs no other bktihim
-seltf in all the woild by whom I could
Shave b,"emn undone. Stars of light
.and jpurity! eyes and oracles of heav
Sen! v, know my chastity! But how
can he lbelieve it'? Oh! scorned by
him., what is left? where niow is my
tplace in the world? 'The grave.' "
Aftetr a seaso of some days, the
[ wild 1onitintgs and continual cries
of a u spirit in agony began to mode
.rate int i ighls and low heart-murnur
ings. I entreated iher to Jet me send
for hcr father, or for one of her sis
te.rs; but she was absolute and would
not have them, At last the mother's
t tiue atrrived, and she became, as she
t foretold, a mother without a child.
"Place," she cried, the mute wit
[ ness of my intirwjity before me. It
Swas not in sin, but in t'e full confi
Sdelnce of faithful love, that this mon
t uznent of frailty had a being."
"We accordingly placed the dead
born baby upon at pillow, covered by
a damask servits, an a chair by the
1 bedside. It was punishment enough
I for many a sin to see what thep en
[ "She raised herself on her elbow,
t and studied the beautiful thing as if
_ it had been an Alabaster image of ci
Srious handicraft.. What was in her
.thoughts no one could tell, but ever
Sand anon she cast her eyes upwards,
Sand smiled as if she had discoycvered
[ some pleasing similitude, and once
_ she said, 'how lovely and how like!'
" She then laid herself down, and
seemed to be communing in prayer.
SAtecr a while, she raised herself again,
>and covering the body with a seryit,
l stH made a sign for it to be laid .pp
I1 her bosom, which I ,ld with my own
; "4At that crisis, the door opened,
i and the Captain stood at the foot of
1 the bed; flustered he was, and had a
s wild look. She saw him, and teach
I ed her hands lovingly toward him,
r but they fell on the innocent corpse,
i and in the same instant she was no
c 'Tae Captain, as you xay weU
cl suppose was almost demented. He
e called himself by all the ill names
contrition could suggest, and to a cer
h' tainty none of them were too bad
a But as I told him, despair was then
out of season, and it behe6vesas to
send foran 'odertader. The uphoel
sterer over the way being a moderate
and respectable iradesman, I -
ingly.seuat for hin, and after a -
timewassallowet4to pass, the.fhueral
was performed ima very decent man,
ner. 1ut alse! how -hw curse of
heaven.p ill sometimes Work.
"The Captain, being weelscholios
with what had .happened, was enti
ced, on the night after the busria, to
go for a pastime with a friend to see
how the doctors make atomias, and
that same night he came rushing to
my door like a ghost in a whirlwind.
His senses were gone.-he raved of a
sight he had seen, and of a deed that
had been done.
"His friend with ceertain others.
came flying after him, and, dreadil
to tell, one of thew described the vis
ion of vengeance he had seen. From
that hour he became mad with a
frightful shout of laughter-it was
such laughter as the dead would
laugh-if that would be-and be
died in the course of a year after
Within a areek,the ladies of North
Carolina made, and turned over to the
Adjutant-general, fifteen thousand
znattrasses, swx hundred towels, three
hundred uniform jackets, two hun
dred pantalooans,tour hundred fatigue
shirts, and two hundred haversaks,
the materials for which were chiefly
obtained by contributions and their
a man by the name of Runn is
raising a regiment in Iowa. Let no
soldier pronounce his Colonel's name
aloud in time of battle.
2l1aryland.-The military despo
tism which Lincoln has instituted in
Maryland continues to be of increas
ed rigor. Federal officers are making
regular searches for arms, and seizing
all they can find. A firm manufac
turing arms in Bahltimore has been
compelled to shut up shop, and dis
miss its hands numbering about fifty,
who were thus thrownout of employ
ment. At Part Tabacco and vicini
ty, the rebellious spirit among the
people is so rife,that the Washington
Rump has determined to establish a
camwp there of a thousand men, to
keep order and prevent comm4pica
tiou with the Virginia rebels. Eve
ry geighborhood in the State will re
qsire " occupation," and every mnax
disarmed and watched, to ensure the
safety of tl,,e precious system of free
government which Lincoln has iptro
A More in the RigAht Direction.
Under this heading, the Plaquemine
Gazette, of the 22d inst., has the
We learn that Thompson Bird a
wealthy and energetic citizen of
West Baton Rouge, is now engaged
in gathering all the old flintlock mau
skets and ruies (and there are a great
many) in his parish, and is having
them cleaned and altered to percussion
lock, at his own private expense.
This is what may be termed substan
Agct ped Insurrection in Monroe.
On Sunday or Monday last, in Cypress
neighborhood, Monroe county, about
,thirty miles west of Helena, several
Snegroes were arrested upon a charge of
i attempted insurrection, and on Tues
Sday three of them=-two men and a
girl were hung.
One of those e;ecuted belonged to
i Col. Lightfoot. Ho was a mulatto
i boy, a bluckslfith, formerly.owned by
- James Bush, of Big Creek. He was
, the ringleade of the plot, wlich, asde
tailed by himself and others, was most
> atroacious. The white ,nale inhabi
tants were to be murdered-the fe
i males and children spaed, provided
e they did not resist. Fetails .qf what
i they furtier designed doing, we for
- bear publihbing. Fortunately theip
efindish purposes werre frustrated by
m a discovery of the plot.