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Twpto an Inmmar--The North
wind has commenced its mournful l
winter madse again. The windows c
show fbO without that th mercury
has a right to go down, for tle cold
weather is at the door. The rain
which comnaenod on Monday and
coatiased through the day yesterday
(Tuesday.) will stop presently, and old
mother earth, true to her instincts will
clothe herself for the winte# weather.
Just now, there is a regular tornado '
paeing over us ; tearing down fences,
upmoting trees and doing an amount
of damage, not to be estimated. r
gT Staet deetions were tobe held
in the following Statee, on Monday I
the lst anst., Florida, Georgia and c
Mismlesippi. The election in South t
Carolina, eomes of on Monday next.
On yesterday ('seday the 2d inst.,) 3
eleelsd wee to be held in Indians,
Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Ohio and
Fars Tsani is Fanxcn.-The
members of the Council General of r
11.rrault, a few days ago, gave aI
dinner to the Prefect and M. Michel
Chevalier, Senator, of France, t
sad celebrated for his long devo
tion to the dootine of free trade.
The speech of the ooasion was of
course that of M. Chevalier, who, '
after a graceful allusion to the Em
peror's victories in Italy, proceed
ed to speak of his last and impor
tent victory at bone :
It is the commercial reform by
which the Emperor, so to speak, I
putting in movement the vessel '
which was sanctioned among the ;
reefs of prohibition, has sent it in
full sail into the waters of free
trade. lie did that when the par
tisase of the prohibitive system fiat- I
tered themselves on having found- I
ed their domination on a rook, and t
when a vulgar observer might have
supposed that their power was in
destructible; he did at when, in all F
parts of France the defenders of E
commerial liberty had abandoned
themselves to discouragement, for
whbich, however, you, my dear col
lealge, by an exception which will (
be for the department an immense m
honor, were able to preserve your- t
selves. The consequences of this
commercial reform are incalculable.
It belongs to the highest ideas and
the vastest designs; it forms part t
of a prqgramme which, on the one
hand, improves the high policy of t
popular amelioration, and, on the
other, the object of which civiliza- e
tion will have much to congratu- 1
late itself-the drawing of waters
together and the consolidation of
the peace of the world. The pro
gramme, gentlemen, be assured s
According to the recant state- f
meat of Lord Palmerston, Mr. Cob
den has been fully empowered to
negotiate the minor details of the
sew treaty. - c
TAn Lr Ett n DrsAsrsa-Coron
ar's Jy' Verdic.--The Coroner's I
Jury, in the case of the Lady Elgin I
disaster, made up their verdict on
the 36th. While they haver found
that the Ldy Elgin was a ses
worthy vesel they censured the
owners for alowing a larger com
plimentof pesengers aboard of her
on the recent occasion than is per
mitted by law. They also found,
an canes of the disaster, the defec
tme arrangement of the lights, un
der the law for sailing vessels, and
tlhe neglect of the ecoond mate of 1
tbhe shoomer to inform the Captain
when be first saw the steamer's
lights. They also found that he1
was incompetent for his position,
and censure the captain for not
coming to ancaehor to uscertain what
damage was done. Two of the jury
dissent from the verdict, declaring
that they Sad th Lady Elgia was
ulemanaged and oeasafedty sup
plied with boats.
Coeur o mn Cmarm -The ensu,
of 180 cost $1,352,500 exclusive of
prhng of almost six eents for every
nmrauated. Its schbeduls are
eomprisd in early one thousand vol
umes, and it taking required one
million fear hundred ad forty thou
mad bsheets of uhak, and three thou
mad tw heIugd md thirty-nine
s-ee ant mUUa l d
emeowId on Mcpday last, and the
A'AT gm maN Ir.
The New Orlems Picatse of
late, grave, sober, sedate, and not
gives to joking-which may be so
counted for in the fact, that it is
getting to be froeted with the flight
of many winters-gives a leader
on the subject of American Stat.e
manship-:; in which at the very
opening, it says: "In active politi
cal life, the United States now ex
hibits a sad want of great states
men." We premise, that our excel
lent contemporary isis earnest, and
not merely taking a text to write
about, as we often do, merely to
11l a column with the sinc and an
timony of type metal, and for this
reason, beg leave to differ with, and
deny his premises. Our apology
if any is needed, is the pride we
have for having settled on what we
conceive to be a permanent basis ;
the very context, and reverse of the
proposition. Pray Sir, what mean
you, by the words "great states
men" and active "political life."
DIo you choose in the face of the
facts, to deny the activity of politi
cal life? If so, it is needless to use
more words in argument; if not, we
should like to know, to what cause
may be ascribed any political ac
tivity, if not to great statesmen.
To use the phraseology of those
clever gentlemen who talk ever
lastingly on change, the market is
absolutely glutted with great states
men; the demand is not equal to
the supply, and until the stock on
hand is disposed of, it would be
well for us to close the home mar
ket, and raise the tariff. Where
pray-Mr. Piasas, is there a half
acre of American soil, that has not
produced a great statesman--a
statesman of that grade of great
ness, who feels it in his toes and
his finger's ends, and who--after
hanging his tongue by the middle
that it may flap two ways at once,
devotes his life to talking American
political I'lease look on the map
Sir, and mark any other spot than
"E'gypt" that has not turned out
a great living statesman; such a
one as can make a great speech,
with very little effort. You cer
tainly do not read the papers, Mr.
Picaye-you do not break the en
velopes that cover the franked doc
uments from Washington, which
are gotten up, and sent out in
batches of ten thousand, to enlight
en the people, and make them near
ly, if not quite, as intelligent as the
parties who make the speeches.
Why Sir, greatness has got to be
so common that it has no grads
tion, no degrees. Why Sir, the
field in which they work, offers so
rich a hatvest, under the shaddow
of the tree of liberty, that parsons
quit preaching and give themselves
over to the card playing of great
political gamesters. It is not enogh
for them, to have office-great states
meon, are not and cannot be, by vir
tue of their grseatness, satisfied with
an omoe of small honor. (hesor a
prostituted term signifying proit
see the new lexicon) There is al
ways some office above their's, to
which they have a noble aspiration.
HIence it is, that they close the
small ofces to which they have
been elected by the sovereign mas
sos, and with the salary in their
pocket., go off campaigning it for
whatever gentleman they think
stands the bestchance for the Pres
idency. The Piasse may either
do it, or let it alone; but we should
like to see some rase for his say
ing: "In active political life, the
United States now exhibits a sad
want of great statesmen."
A FAtOrUL Anx.-They have tried
lately in the Saint Dreanis, near Paris,
a new gun, the range of which is
by far superior to the famous riflde
cannon. The new arm does fear
foul execution at a distance of nine
miles. It is said that its trial, made
in presence of one of Napoleon's
aide-dae-emap, has bsen very satis
factory. It would be very difeful
to forsee where will stop the rang
of thee eaerne, bet the more the
invent &etructlve war m n ,
the -e diffailt will wr bIeam..
OL NAmNs AND rAMtILIA FA
oa.-The Piesyense, adNelg the r
apparanee of Uncle Jeseb, i Wall
seet, aAer an ebsene. of reat half a
seasery, gives a familiar anecdote of
of his shrewdness, as a inancier. It
is a charecteritico feature in the lifoe
of the old gentlemsn, which will bear
le was, in his time, one of the
most important financers of the coun
try, and during thelast war with Ea.
gland he raised money for the Gov
ernment. In the panic of 1826, a
great number of the beaks, imneraee
companies and merehanta were smabh
ed up, and indiotments were institut
e against many of the broken ones.
Among the unfortunates on trial was
Jacob Barker; but the jury never
could agree in his cas, and bhe was
finally aquitoed. During the trial a
judos ordered him a fide of an hand
red dollars for some offensive word
relative to one of the witnesses who,
as Mr. Barker was aware, had made,
erroneos statements in the courae of
his evidence. Jacob stopped down,
wrote a okeck for the amount, dis
patdhed a messenger to the beak, and
banded the fine, in gold, tothe beaoh
-remarking in a natural manner,
that he always settled his differer on
in cash I
At another time, the old broker,
who was expecting from a distant port
a ship riobhly ladeo, had a converas
tion with the president of a maftime
ionurasoe company ; the latter engag
ging his friend to have the ship in
sured, but Jacob objecting on aooount
of the expenses. Finally, although
they parted without coming to any de
oissioo, it was agreed that the presi
dent would draw the policy, and that
the next day Barker would see wheth
or he had better sign it or not; but the
day was a iunday, and the two friends
did not most.
In the morning an express, who
had ridden a long way, went to the
private residenee of the beaker, and
sanounced co him that his ship, so
long expected, and on board of which
was all his fortune, had been wrecked
on the shores of New Jersey. It must
be remembered that at that time there
were neither magnetic telegrapbs, nor
even railways across the Jersesan pen
insule. Another man might have
lost his snees under obch an unex
pected blow; but Barker, with his
eyes and earn always open to look for
the main chaneb , remembered imme
diately his conversation of the previ
oune evening *ith his friend, the pres.
ident, and without losing one moment
he sent him the following note :
"Friend JoAs-If thou hut writ
ten the policy, send it by the bearer
for my signature; if not, thou needat
not trouble thyself about it, for I have
just received news of my ship.
"Thy friend, JAcoB JAJKax.."
The President of the insurance
company had not yet written the pol
icy, intending to do it on Monday
morning; but n soon as he reeived
that note, he hastened, of coarse, to
ill up a biDk and to end it to Bar
ker with a letter, in which he said
that the paper was drawn when the
note came to hand, and that he was
much pleased to her that his friend
had news of his ship.
But, on Monday morning, when
friend John knew what kind of news
Barket had received the day before,
he never could forgive himself for hav.
ing drawn the policy so inoonsiderate
ly, and for a very long time he had a
grudge against the old broker, who
had oaught him ina soh a plain trap.
The inaterestinag souvoneair which
the visit of Jacob Barker, in Wall
sreet, recalls to the mind of the old
inhabitants might fll up a book, and
we have no doubt that, one day, that
book will be written.
Tn: Exctrtvnur or INToxcIAron.
The love of narcotics and intoxicat
ing compounds is so uoniversal, it
may almost coaunt as an instinct.
Every nation has it in a greater or
les. degree; some in the rshape of opi
am some of smoking, some in drink,
some in sanuff; but from the equator
to the snow-lines, it exists-a trifle
changed in dress, according to the
climate, but always the rame desire.
Kings have decreed punishments
on the secular side; priests have
anathematized on the spiritual:
lawmakers have sought to pluck
out the habit, root and branch, from
their people; but all to no good
man still goec on smoking, sanuffing
and chewing; putting an enemy into
his mouth to steal his brains, and
finding immense satisfaction in a
practice that msnakes him both an
anvalid and a madman, and never
quits him until it has laid him fair
lyin the grave.-Chambers' Journal.
W'Dr. Yonnr, President of the Vieks
berg, Shreveoport and Texs Railroad, in
mbr the shreveport papera that the work
o.a - re.d P..iainhr adIr,and
'the i task to eonro, bfore
Tna Sasz AND DPtIxn CANALS.-A
debate arose il.the British House
of Oommons recently, dring whicb
Lord Yalmerstom was uetioed
as regards the Pacha of Egypt havr
Ing taken a large number of shares
in the SeuzCanal company, amount,
ing to ninety-five millionsof francs.
Lord Palmerston pronounced the
scheme one of the greatest and most
remarkable attempts at delusion
that has been practiced in modern
At the same time and place a
brief discussion took place in rela
tion to the proje-t of a junction of
the Atlantic and Pacific oceans by a
ship canal from across the Isthmus
of Darien; the question being asked
whether the British Government
was prepared to co-operate with the
Emperor of the French, who had
offered to send a vessel and a staff
of engineers to survey the line
Lord Palmerston said: t
There were no political difficul
ties whatever in the way of the exe
cution of the canal; on the contrary,
there was an agreement between the
British and American Governments,
which would give protection to any
canal that might be made in any
part of the isthmus. I)r. Cullen, a
very active Irish gentleman, hav- a
ing, by his own marvelous and un
aided efforts, surveyed that part of
the isthmus, came back with the
idea that a ship canal might be
more easily formed there than in
any other part of it, and in 1856 a
company was formed for the pur
pose of carrying out the project.-
elieving that this scheme would
be advantageous in the interest of
the world, the English, American
and French Governments assisted
in exploring that part of time Isth
mus, with a view of ascertaining
whether it was practicable to cut
a canal through it. The conclusion I
to which they came was that it was
impracticable. D)r. Cullen applied
last November for assistance to
make a new expedition, and the
British and French Governments
were willing to give the free nse of
a ship of war, so far as that could
be done without interfering with
other naval duties. Dr. Cullen also
asked for pecuniary assistance, but
her Majesty's government did not
feel they would be justified in ac
ceding to that application, and so
the matter stood at that moment.
LAst Horn or Tru NAProt.rAsN
louanonx.--A letter from Naples of!
the 10th ult., says:
The pictures, the furniture of the I
palace, and the baggage of the king
have this afternoon been embarked
on boar)i a Spanish vessel. (General
Ilriganti is said to have been guity
of the most shameful treason; he
massed his soldiers together in such
a way that they were surrounded, but I
they, in their indignation, are stated m
to have shot him.
The king, on hearing the disastrous
accounts of the insurrection, said in a
sorrowful tone to those around him,
"my soldiers, nevertheless, had prom
ised to defend me." "Sire," replied
a geneal who was standing near,
"when the soldiers are in your pres
ence they cry 'Long live the kin I'
but the moment they turn their backs,
and it is necessary to lead them
against the enemy, they cry 'Gari
,aldi forever 1' That sorcerer of a
man has bewitched them and no one
can any longer be relied on."
Tilm GovsnNMsNT AUsnNAL AT
8AN Awonro.-The new arsenal in
course of erection at San Antonio, is
thuas notioed in the Herald of the
The oftile, which is now nearly
completed, is a very unique and sub
stantial building; sieim, 25 by o60 feet,
with a ten foot gallery on both sides,
divided into too rooms 286 feet square,
15 feet ceiling, with a hall in the cen
ter 10 feet wide.
The laboratory, which is not yet
completed, is also 25 by 60 feet in
aize, and will be divided into two
The whole force are now engaged
upon the magasine, which is progress
ing rapidly toward oompletion. The
size is 110 by 30 feet; from floor to
erown of arch 16 feet, and from the
outside 25 feet. The whole building
prmesents a pfet specimen of strength
The main building will probably be
oommenced rome time during the
coming winter. Its dimensions are
45 by 180 feet, three stories in beight,
will stand 100 feet from Flores street,
and will be a beeautiful stnructure.
There are aeIo several other build
ings yet to be erected, after which the
entire premises will be eaelmosed with
a stose wall.
W There are aMty-ees cities in
the world whioh eoastai from 100,
000 to 200,000 iahabiteat, twenty
three from 200,000 to 500,000, and
twelw which oetain above 500,000.
as eysa wmaeu, selai.
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sat NOW reheat stallr"
A 11w eMs tomeh the meaie d t
Aid s.l Asfe to pread to ela tes 11
Alm I 1M a bet s vr stay.
Sdie with all their me la t I
sale ha. Mm a4 tbetb.r'aesd il,
Weep hr the veteleees, who beve know.
Tbhe ress witot brws ofw doger 1I
Not wlhere Leuaed1b bream. weep
O'er Sappho, 's m.ry.hted pillow, (
umt whwe the llet.eala might-dems weep
O'er namless sorrow's rharebyard pllw. w
O, bemrte hat br k had Iavd s0 ih I
Pave woitetssme lit ei tals treas.,
Till death poure o*u ble enrdlae is
b l ee miewy' eres id pIIreset 1
lrf ihng or o obele sd o,4
To ever , b4dd• wg were eives. I
What owdl4es mele1es were poured
As samd as earth, a. sweet as beeve I
THr ExrPDITION TO CHINA.
The Accident to the FueseA.-The
Bombay Times, of August 9th, has
the following dispatchb from Hoegs
King, the 17th of July :
The French bhave lost all their har
ees in a vess I wreeked at Amoy,
snd wont to wait for a fresh supply
from France. They protested asines
our going on without them, and they
will not be ready until theeod of Au. I
gust. They also protested against
our having two thousand more men
than they, and insisted on this num
ber being left behind.
The British force was ready, and
on the 26th Junoe, Lord Elgin induc
ed Baron Gros to withdraw these pro
The French force was being hur
ried up, and the attack was to be
made at once. No later news from
the Northern ports.
On this the Times remarks :
The misfortune of our allies is to
be rgrette.l, if it interfere, as we
fear it may, with the trial of the res.
pective merits of the Freneh riled
artillery and our own Armstrong guns
to which we have been looking for
ward with some interest. The close
of this most disastrous and unprolita
ble war with a State all our relations
with which have been disomreditable,
is muooh to be desired. The progress
of the rebel bodie and the difculty
of reopeoing negotiations, leads us to
fear, however, that the strife in which
we are engaged may last longer than
is generally expected.
-- -- ,oO. --
Frorr.--W, are informed by sevor
al citizens of our county, that there
was considerable frost to be seen in
lmany places on last Friday, and also
on Saturday morning. Its effect are
to be seen upon the cotton, the top
budis being slightly nipped.-Bran
don Herald, 26th..
SMPECIAL NOTI C EM.
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1r'sapleoe sam by mal poet paid ema rmeipt
of rel.II pule, or one dose for $2 be.
Pet O.. Poohk S&ee, sIaes feuxe, La.
0W SATURDAY the 2LthWsIt'. s, a smail dre.
le meead Ue*d Wate witLhoa Oalm. The
aIude will be ilerally rewarded by tloev;g the
s.. at the Wbarfboat. (oc...lt.
Tun a188l1i8 his leavek to I ia big
frleedd sad cutomerl that bau 'end
frow hle *ld stall to the sto.* Ishely , repted by
Mr. Theodore Goldams, oppomite egel's ew
Thahkfl hr the I-bers' patrmazse Leret bre
benwed UPeP ble, ine rorset.ull allelts ees.
Mlesasser the .e My ise Fall sed Wiser
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State rLk, aar te same m style of Bold.
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SWetern Produce ad Plantation Bpplies.
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