The Weekly Telegraph (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 23, No. 33, Ed. 1 Wednesday, November 4, 1857 Page: 1 of 4
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I WHOLE NO. 1239.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1857
ON THE CRASH
For the Houston Telegraph.
TlIE FASHIONS AND THE PANIC.
ALL SORTS OF ITEMS.
CORKESPOXDISQ BATS I,AST YEAJ6.
Amount on hand Sept. 1 Bitts
Sec'd to Oct. 22 ....13.369
... Oct. 22 to Oct. 29_. .2.354—15,725
Shipped to Oct. 22
-JOB PRINTING OFFICE
Congress street, between Main street and Court
House Square, Houston. -
Having recently, in addition to the large power
press procured a fine rotary job press, and over one
hundred new fonts of job type, besidescuts, rules,
* fancy inks, fcc., fcc., weare prepared to do every
description of work in our line In a style unsur-
passed in this State, and at the shortest notice.
&SS2S* C^AAKS. BLANK S RE-
CKIPTS, DBSD3,' WRITS, SXSCITTI0N8.
BILLS LADING. WARDS. FAMPHLKT^.
BOOKS, BILL HEADS, LABELS.
BLANKS FOB NOTAKIBS PUB-
LIC. /CSTICKS OF THB
BACK and CLERKS OT
in a word aaytting in oar line, done up in plain or
Csncj ityle, in colors or gold, are invited to call.
We ue confident that we can render the mo«t per-
fect satisfaction. Oar prices are put at the very
1 owe it living rates, and we aha 1 not be outdone
in respect to cheapness Vj any office in Texas.
Having now ample force in our job department we
shall be able to torn out work with the utmost dis
patch We have on hand a large amount of
* paper, plain and Jkney, cards and stock generally,
which has been purchased from the manufacturers,
and shall be able to furnish our work at prices that
cannot fall to please* Call and qptamine for your-
Orders from the Country promptly executed.
Address. S- H- CtTSHINU.
WEDNESDAY., OCTOBER 28,1857.
The Marshall Republican mentions the
death of E. B. George, Esq., of Quitman,
from the accidental discharge of a pistol in
his own hands while repairing it.
The Republican mentions the names of
fifteen candidates for the C. S Senate.
The Crockett Printer speaks of quite a
heavy frost there on the 17th. It was cold
enough for ice. The frost remained on the
ground till after sun-up.
The Printer notices the appearance of
wild geese. •
The Printer has received a box of bananas
aadis in extasy over them. They are the
first, it seems, that have ever got that far
- 'Cave, of the Chronicle, lost his trunk the
other day in Crocket, fie advertises it in
the Printer, and offers # handsome puff for
The Printer puts C. H. Randolph, of
Houston oounty, forward for State Treas-
The crash has reached Crocket. The
Printer says that Munroe's horse failed last
week, owing to his stepping on the mouth
of a well by a mistake. He went to the
So likewise Banes, the writing
- of that village, whose cot gave way.
ft was thought neither would be worth ten
cents on the dollar.
.The Chronicle mentions the cold-blooded
of Indian Jack, near Nacog-
i Saturday night, the 17th. Sus-
i on two brothers, by the name
afKorria, one of whom have been arrested,
bat the other has fled.
, The Chronicle, speaking of the kindly
i of editors for each other, says:—
Party bickerings and professional an tago-
niamare for the world; but (he generous
heart chills not its life or sympathy by
- ~ ^ Editors hare duties to
i to their profession ; but they are
l and the instincts of their manliness
will rise above the necessities of their po-
Spoken like a true man. He who would
•sbr the hot words of political strife, or
the feelings of editorial antagonism to em-
bitter his heart, can never gain the respect
of his brethren, nor deserve a position
amaBg them. &
The Woodville Messenger is in trouble.
The editor went 'off and left all things„in
charge of ajour., who took incontinently to
hard drtikfc and sunk; the mail don't go to
' friend, though since Maj. Scott has
i there prospects are brightening ; and
I of his subscribers, after taking the
E a year, will not pay. It is a hard
The Austin Intelligencer mentions the
shooting of Lewis Horst, by James Bre&e,
ia Austin. Horst was wounded, and the
he wis riding at the tine was killed.
; ' Another argument of the Intelligencer in
: of a oonstitutionaT convention is, the
t the Austin hotels, boarding houses
ata would derive.
The Gazette mentions thi -Ht sness oj
Hon. H. G. Runnels, of this pi -xj We aql
glad to inform our cotemporafjTthat our
Senator is better, and it is hoped soor.
The Gasette says that the N«-w ;rle
banks having, smashed up all the unnk.j
of Texas, will have to look elsewhere for
safe system. Those institutions have nit
yet quite smashed, and even if they do, it is
generally understood that the ultimate
demption of their paper is tolerah
We note in the Gazette th
of Thursday, the 26fh day of ^.vc. -
a day of Thanksgiving. Householders vf21,
of course, stake out the turkeys. (
The Gazette office has been movejd tf a
new three-story rock building, where, vrlpn
lit a 9T"-.'n llMaff
have the Houston Telegraph of the
14th last. It is as usual mchuirioutly full
of Texas items.—IntdUgtneer.
Tee sir,—thank yoa\ sir,—particularly
for the sndeneoriitg.
The Rinhmead Reporter says, that buai-
lagging there on aceount of (he pa-
°*c and the streets are anosoally dull.
VjT the name of Lewis, says the Re-
gfcheea arrested in Richmond on
^ he had killed a man, by the
HgNwet, in Gonxales county.
* opposed to increasing
the amount leaned per mile by the 8tate.
to the railroad eoapanie*.
J ^ R*Port*r ^ *tr*T86ty Hiawaltha
whieh ia a decided hit, though a yw ortwo
too late for general acceptance.
The Palestine Advocate mentions a
theee en the 17th, whieh, however, did not
injure the cotton. m
Metnct Court is now in session in Pales-
tine, and will continue till the end of next
Week. The Advocate compliments Hon. K.
A Reeves, the new Judge.
The Advocate speaks in terms of praise of
IBbtpe' Excelsior gin, manufactured in
flMutade, in that county, by Mr. Billups.
They are well known a* a first rate machine.
The Austin Gasette says that the Supreme
Courtis now at Austin, and is progressing
well in business. The Gazette compliments
Judge Roberts, the new Associste.
we go to Austin, we shall not f;rl j"
our respec'.s to John Marshall.
The Gazette incidentally observe
Texas raises 100,000 bales of cotts n nM
25,000 or 30,000 hhds. of sugar, "u l j9-v
cotton bales at 200,000 and youri-i^ar
hhds. at 10,000, and you will hit 'he a
The Gazette favors a modification -.r'the
present loan law, so as to give the ^-ailathe
benefit of it as fast as they finish layitigthe
track, without reference to further grading.
So do we. We hope the Legislature jrill
make this law of as much advantage as pos-
sible to companies acting in good fuitliTith
the State. '
The Dallas Herald mentions protracted
meetings of. Christians and the missionary
Baptists at that place. Some religions feel-
The Herald says that mail stage teBrice
will be made from that point to Wtv.ther-
ford, Parker county, and probably to Bel-
knap, Young county, at the next lettiigs.
This is a measure much needed, the ltails
in that fast improving country being now
too heavy for horse transportation. ,
The Herald is in favor of the Legi sltture
granting the pre-emption settlers ofahat
region their lands in fee Ample, wiiiout
the payment of the fifty cents per acre. The
merits of this matter cannot be well under-
stood at this distance. It would seem, |iow-
ever, that the Legislature cannot wdl do
less than to grant an extension of tite to
them. The payment would, by the pisent
law, have to be made on the first of lanu-
ary next. Not one in twenty will tlten be
able to make the payment. We had np idea
that the people were so destitute of Aoney
there, and would look with a great tfcal of
favor on any amelioration af their lot the
Legislature might grant.
The Jefferson Herald mentions a jeleral
complaint of the ravages of squirrcis i.i^hat
region. They are devastating t<.rn" fiiiEf
and are even cutting up the bolls tff cotton.
There being no mast there, this st-Lis to he
their only food. |
The Herald speaks of the frost a; a wel-
come visitor. It hopes it will freeze out
the chills that have sallowed the com-
plexions of so many there this fall.
The Herald mentions the iron works of
Nash & Co., of that county, for working np
iron ore. They are turning out an excel-
lent article from the Cass County «re.
Another company in the same county are
working copper, and it is believed then is
gold and silver there. We have on aur
table a specimen of this iron ore, which is
exceedingly rich, indeed surpasses any we
ever saw elsewhere
The Herald complains of the mails, and
says it means to continue till that town
gets its rights, or if these are refused, to
secede from the United States. It will all be
fixed now. Nothing like a little decisfon in
these matters, and sacking back on you re-
The Herald mentions rich deposit* of
salt at Jordan's Saline, Van Zandt County,
which may be of immense value heretfter.
The Huntsville Item mentions that a
negro man, in Livingston, the other jay sat
down on the edge of a well, fell isleep.
tumbled in head foremost and was killed.
The Item says that the Baptist assutiat ian
is meeting there, but it don't seem to do
him—the editor—any good. He w<nts to
see an Episcopal clergyman along,; if f«r
nothing else, to christen his last. < ;
The Item speaks of a Chess Club aboit
to be established in Huntsville, and sajs
there are a number of crack players at this
and Draughts there. We should be glad to
see the club started, and to take a crack u
some of the players some time. A goad
draught player does not appear every daj,
and m for chess, a first rate playftr is a very
rare individual. Both are games exercising
some of the best faculties of the mind.
The Item says that Dr. Daniel Baker t
memorializing the Legislature for aid fa-
colleges and academies, which . >iplj with
The Brenham Ranger is nov
Bailey and Harrison. We wish .new but I
lock. They are good printers a nd have t
good paper, and if we are not mjat^kcm
many friends. Let them now go a-kead.
The Ranger hears nothing of otw mam-
moth hotel in Houston. Probatly not.
Times are too hard just now to talje much
about that thing. Wait till they etae np a
little, and we will see what can he 4ouc.
The Ranger says that on Thursday night
last, two prisoners broke out of jail in that
town, add left it entirely.
How Captais Ticks cot Ma%ied.—
Captain Tiger says:—" I courted her un-
der singular circumstances. 1 Von her
through a rash vow. Thus: I sa* her—
loved her—I proposed—she refused
4You love another,' said 1.
' Spare my blushes,' said she.
' I know him,' said I.
' You do?' said she.
tVery good," 1 exclaimed. -If he :
mains here, I'll skin him.'
• 1 wrote him a note. 1 said it was a
painful thing—and so it was. 1 said I had
pledged my word as a gentleman, to skin
him—my character was al stake—I had no
alternative. As an officer in the United
State-' service. I was bound to d# it. I
regrerled the necessity, hut it must l e
done. He was open to conviction. He
saw tiiat the rules of the service *ere im-
perative. He fled—I married her'"'
The termination poor or pore which makes
the eudiug of the names of so manj Indian
places signifies town—thus Nangpoor. im-
ports the town of serpants.
The States' Rights Democrat, published
at Helena Ark, says the morals of that
: >-• n have improved,nobody being inebriated
lately, as the supply of the " unadulterated"
(?) has become exhausted. Great town
The Bank of Pennsylvania was the first
one to fail in Philadelphia! It is said that
last winter it expended over two hundred
thousand dollars in erecting and fitting up
a new banking-house. Also, that during
the jvwt summer it is said to have accom-
modated, on loan, to one favorite, some
three hundred and fifty thousand dollars,
thus devoting to one falling establishment
no small portion of its whole capital.
Rachel, the actress, being in ill-health,
has installed herself in a house near
Cannes, to pass the winter. A physician
has undertaken to cure her, but in the
regimen he has prescribed is this rule: she
is not to speak during the whole time of her
treatment, writing her questions and orders.
This, to a woman, must be worse than death.
If Rachel can do this, she is more strong
minded than most of her sex.
The following eloquent speech was made
to a crowd by an officer of the Broadway
Bank, N. Y., when that institution sus-
'•Gentlemen : It is of no use: we tried to
stand to it, but we can't. We have done
all we could to-day. We'll try to do better
to-morrow, after a sleep over night. You
can't have a dinner to-day that is to be
The crowd took the speech in good part.
Arthur's Home Magazine for November
is on our table, filled with the usual amount
of interesting matter.
Godey's Lady's Book for November has
been received from the publishers.
The London Times designates the would-
be metropolis of America as the town of
Graham's Magazine for Ndvember, freight-
ed with the store of good things that
"Meister Karl" sends out monthly,- is be-
fore us. This magazine has greatly im-
proved under Leland's able editorship.
The Albany Knickerbocker says, that
there is a man in Greenbush, who believes
in rotation of crops. One year he raises
nothing, the next year weeds.
"At a rubber of whist, an Englismangravc
Said he could'nt distinguish a king from a
His eyes were so dim and benighted;
A Yankee observed that he needn't com-
For the thing had been often attempted in
"By eyes that were very clear sighted."
os human life.
"Our life is but a winter's day.
Some only breakfast and away;
Others to dinner stay, and are full fed.
The oldest man but sups and goes to bed,
Large is his debt who lingers out the day,
Who goes the soonest has the least to pay."
A young woman—a seamstress—in New
York, recently committed suicide because
the house that had given her work was
obliged to suspend and discharge its hands-
A man in Charleston, S. C., recently paid
$15 for the use of $150 for a single day.
This is at the rate of 350 per cent, per an-
If you want an ignoramus to respect you
fopjay and wear watch seals about the size
of a paving stone.
Men seem to consider their school-learn-
ing, as if it were like atadpole's tail, meant
to drop off as soon as their owner comes to
The following " Bugle Song " from Ten-
nyson's "The Princess" is a charming
specimen of the musical power of words
when used by a master hand. The very
rythm imitates the instrument intended, and
the notes from the Bugle are clear a'nd mel-
The splendor falls on the castle walls.
And snowy summits old in story,
The long light shakes across the lakes.
And the wild cataract leaps in glory.
Blow, bugle, blow, set the wild echoes flying:
Blow, bugle, answer, echoes, dying, dying,
Oh hark! oh hear! how thin and clear,
And thinner, clearer, farther going;
Oh, sweet and far, from cliff and scar,
The horns of Eifland faintly blowing!
Blow, let us hear the purple glens replying;
Blow, bugle,—answer, echoes, dying, dying,
Oh, love, they die in yon rich sky!
They faint on hill, on field, on river;
Our echoes roll from soul to soul,
And grow, forever and forever.
Blow, bugle, blow! set the wild echoes flying;
And answer, echoes, answer, dying, dying,
Poetical Feet.—The following doggrel
conundrum in really capital:
"Can you tell me why
A deceitful eye
Can better descry
Than yon or I
Upon how many foes-
A pussy-cat goes ?"
"The eye of deceit
Can best count-er-feit;
And so I suppose
Can best count her toes. "
Rat Ikbtisct.—The Detroit Free Press is
remarkable for great stories. Here is one
The New York Independent, a leading
religious-abolition paper of the North, and
the organ of Henry Ward Beecher, Geo. B.
Cheeverand the Sharp's rifles missionaries
of the present day, has, in its issue of the
15th of October, a leading article from the
pen of Dr. Cheever, in Jwhich"he has the
coolness and the remarkable good sense and
sound judgment to trace all the evils of the
present financial crash to what he is pleased
to term the National sin of slavery ! This
is carrying impudence a degree lurther
than we anticipated. This is bringing one
more matter to the charge of this great
sin (!) than we expected.
This insane divine, this surpliced bed-
lamite, who yet has so much method in his
madness as to render it a question whether
he should be confined in the asylum or the
penitentiary ; and yet, who has so little rea-
son for his madness as to still further con-
found the diagnosis of his case, not content
with urging on the fanatics to crimes which
have watered Kansas with blood, not con-
tent with begging tithes from stock-gam-
bling, land speculating, and tape-measuring
abolitionists, (like the priests of Italy)
which have been given as a douceur to in-
dulgence, for the payment of emissaries to
the South, to scatter the fire-brands among
our dwellings, and causc the midnight, as-
sassination of our people; not content
with aiding to plunge our country into an
excitement which shook it from centre to-
circumference; now goes one step further,
and undertakes to trace the bankruptcy of
these same abolitionists, these Wall street
gamblers, over-issuing bankers and bro-
kers in undiscoverablc town lots to the
relation of master and slave in the South !
The reader asks, in amazement, how this is
done. Well, it is hard to say. The doc-
tor makes the premises and conclusions,
but the ' second causes' and intermediate
steps are not so evident.
He, however, asserts that slavery is a
great national sin. The negroes in the
South are as the Israelites in the land of
Egypt. The Almighty, by the mouth of
Beecher and Cheever, has warned Pharaoh
(the United States) to let his people, (the
negroes) go. Pharaoh, not regarding Mo-
ses nor Aaron, has persistently refused.
Consequently, Mr. Cheever has stretched
forth his rod, (the Independent) ami the
first plague is upon us ! Because South
Carolina will not hear this new prophet,
and'Virginia has stopped her ears at hisap-
proach, a plague is sent, and it alights—
where? in Charleston? in Texas? Natu-
rally, this should have been expected. But
no. It falls not on the sinner, neither on
the head and front of the offending, nor
on nny of his sm^-n-iers, bit' Doctor
Cheever, WHERE does this plague fall but
upon the very enemies of the South, and
who have been ruined by it as a class but
your same canting, hypocritical abolition
supporters, whose religion is anti-slavery,
and that only to conceal from themselves
and others their irreligion ? Of the one
hundred and seventy odd failures published
in the same paper with the article men-
tioned, but eleven are of Southern houses,
and scarcely as many more of Northern
concens with a Southern trade. The only
trouble we have is, from our connection
with the North, and that trouble is a judg-
ment upon us, for having anything to do
with the blasphemous crew that rage and
When fanaticism and speculation, hand
in hand, have urged their dupes to every
excess; when honesty has been lost sight
of in greed of gain, and greed of gain has
itself taken possession of the people, be-
cause their teachers have gone after strange
gods; when, after a series of unparalleled
speculations, over issues and unlimited
credits, the natural results follow, and this
whole thing from beginning to end, cause,
means and effect, has been confined to the
North, we are told, with an audacity not to
have been expected even there, that - slavery
has done it all.'
Well, it is worth while now and then for
our people in the South to know what is
said of them, and although they have be-
come accustomed to the charge of a great
deal of crime and wickedness by these self-
appointed 'vicegerents of the Almighty,'
yet it was hardly expected, when their
enemies, a thousand miles away, in open
day-light, manufactured a poison, which
had neither Cotton bales nor sugar hogs-
heads nor sweat of negroes in it, and drank
it, and killed themselves, that they would
be charged with the murder. Nevertheless
it is even so, and the next plague upon
Egypt is to be something else!
Yes, if poor women in New York City
should freeze this winter, if the distillers of
Cincinnati poison the hogs again, if reve-
rend rakes practice seduction in Boston, if
the scarlet fever cats np little children in
Vermont, if the cars on the Blank railroad
pitch off the drawbridge, and kill a hundred
passengers, if a fire lays waste whole
blocks in Philadelphia, if the cold in New
Hampshire should destroy the prospects of
% crop there in the spring, in a word, what -
ever may happen, it will all be laid to the
door of slavery. The South did it all!—
and there are a million people in the United
States that believe this !
Well, what next ?
city. . _ _ _
their father, a day or two since, when their
attention was attracted by a tremendous
splashing in a tub filled with water, which
stood on the barn floor. Upon investiga-
tion, they found that the disturbance was
caused by a rat that had fallen in while at-
tempting to drink—he having run up on a
board, one end of which rested on the floor
and the other on the edge of the tub. The
youngest concluded to let him drown, and
after giving him one or two dabs that sent
him to the bottom each time, they left him
to his fate. A new actor appeared on the
stage in a few moments, however, in the
person of an enormous old rat. and, as it
turned out, a sagacious one; lor, after sun-
dry frantic efforts to reach down and claw
the sufferer out, he fairly turned tail. and.
setting his claws firmly into the board, ex-
tended his caudal appendage down into the
water, thus forming a means of escape
which the rat in the water quickly availed
himself of. He set his claws and teeth into
it, and held on like grim-death, while the
old fellow started down the inclined plane,
and tugged like dray horse, until he
brought his companion to the top, when the
two scampered off seemingly highly pleased
with the result of the sxpei imsnt.
It has always been a cardinal principle
with Big Bugdom, (if it can be supposed to
have any principles at all) that when the
" common people," that is, those who work
for their bread and butter, once follow a
fashion, it is to be discarded. Now, the
fact is, all costly fabrics, and especially
French silks and English cassimeres, have
become "vulgar," for everybody wears 'em
whether able to settle 'he bill or no.
We would, therefore, respectfully suggest
to the "Upper Ten Thousand," that in
view of this fact, and the panic, (which has
in a measure been occasioned by every little
caterpillar striving to be a butterfly before
its chrysalis state was entirely completed)
that the leaders ef fashion everywhere
affect simplicity—-that the ladies cease to
turn up their little noses at mouslin de lanes
and merinos, and that the gentlemen ex-
amine tweeds and servicable fabrics as well
as velvets and expensive cloths. This
would ennable one to distinguish Big Bug-
dom more easily, for the "Unwashed" would
scarcely get the hang of the thing at once,
and it would present a change at least.
Jesting apart, if the late derangement in
the financial world shall have a tendency to
check extravagance and foster economy for
even a twelvemonth^ its individual evil will
be well counterbalanced by the universal
good it will produce in the future.
The Galveston News has a very interes-
ting article from the pen of Mr. Morgan,
on the subject of the speculation in the
North-West. Mr. M. has spent the sum-
mer there and no doubt shews matters just
about as they are. Speaking of the cities
and their business, he says:
Astounding as has been t he growl h of the lca-
dingcitiesin the North-West in the real and
necessary business which has flowed to them
and through t hem, it is not unreasonable to as-
sert that the largestshare of all the business
which they have transacted has been purely
speculative and unnecessary. No one but
one who has visited them in a calm and un-
speculative mood, and witnessed the babel
confusion into which their schemes of fabu-
lous results have driven them, can have any
ideaof the extent of their infatuation. There
is s&rcely a piece of land within five miles of
Chicago that is not "plotted" into lots, with
streets staked off and partly graded, and
these lots quoted on the real estate regis-
ters in the city, at "S—per front, foot." —
Vet, if all the land thus staked off was built
on and added to the city, Chicago, instead
of having 1(M 1,0!H) souls, would have two or
three millions, and would rival London and
Paris as they now stand. The same may be
said, in proportion, of Milwaukee, St.
Paul, St. Lous, and almost every other city
of the West. Inside properly is consequent-
ly held at the most extravagant prices, and
rents a'-e char^T-d at about ten r-er cent, of
LANDS FOR SALE.
Advertisements on file in this office.
By S. S. Munger, La Grange, or S. Wil-
lard on the premises, 120 acres of land in
the town of Rutersville—dwelling and out-
By J. A. Fitz, Admtrat or de bonis non of es-
tate of S. J. Sorrelle, by order of Probate
Court of Fayette, co., 880 acres of land in
Gillespie county on Grape creek. To be
sold 1st Tuesday in Nov. at Court House
door in Fayette co., 12 mos credit—bond
A league of land on the East bank of the
Guadaloupe, 150 acres under fence. Apply
at office of the Victoria Advocate, Victoria.
By \Y illiam Myers, Dallas, half a section
of land 2i miles west of Dallas—also 900
acres on the Bois d'Arc Island 8 miles east
of Lancaster, and 15 miles south east of
Dallas—also 480 acres Prairie land in John-
son county 7 miles north of Buchanan
By E. G. Benners, Jefferson, residence h
mile from that. town.
By W. Taylor, Jr.", Jefferson,-1028 acres
fronting on lake, 13 miles from the railroad
By S. A. Cummings, Austin co., 406 acres
in said county lying on^Iill creek.
Improved farm ten miles from Palestine,
Anderson co. Enquire at office of Palestine
By F. J. Cooke, Trustee, at Court House
door, Washington Co., 1st December, house
and lot in Chappell Hill, lot No. 22. Trust
By J. D. & G. C. Geddings, Trustees, the
interest of Geo. B. Cooke to a league of
land on Richland Creek, Navarro Co., being
the undivided one-sixth. Trust sale—cash.
By F. B. Sorelle, Plum Grove, Fayette
Co., farm, 10 miles above La Grange on
Bastrop road, 4,500 acres, will sell any
number of acres to suit purchaser.
By Gustave Cook, Richmond, residence in
Richmond ; also, 88i acres land within one
mile of said place.
By T. D. Dupree and A. M, Roach, Marsh-
all, 720 acres six miles north of Marshall—
370 improved, under fence, Dwelling and
.4DMINISTRA TOR'S NOTICES.
Austin County—Wm. Bradbury, estate of
J. D. Starke. October 3, 1857.
Fayette Co.—Joel II. Robinson, estate of
August A. Spaarman. October, 15, 1857.
Bexar Co.—J. Ulrich, est ate «f Nathaniel
Huntoon. Oct., 1857.
Bastrop county, Thos. R. Brite, estate
of Henry Brite Oc. 13th, 1857.
Bastrop county, t'has H. Polger, estate
of Wm. Autry, Oc. 13th, 1857.
Fort Bend County, W. W. Pentecost es-
tate, J. 1). Pentecost, August Term, 1857.
Nacogdoches Co., Juo. C. Rusk, estate of
Gen. Thomas J. Rusk, deceased, September
Nacogdoches Co., Jas. McKnight estate,
John Minchew, September term, 1857.
NEGROES FOR SALE.
By Floyd Malone, Guardian of Estates of
Susan P. & Rob. S. Greer, by authority of
Probate Court, of Jasper Co., Georgia, on
Friday, the 1st day of January next, at the
court house door Nacogdoches Co., three
negro slaves : Peggy, 3e years; Charity, 3
years; Jiui, Mulatto, 10 years. Further
particulars of W. B. Ochultree, Nacog-
thcschigh valuations. Parties with small
capital come to these places and buy prop-
erty or goods to the extent of their cash
and get a credit of three or five times the
amount. They sell and buy, buy and sell,
still getting more and more credit, and still
adding to the paper valuation of their pos-
sessions, until in a very short time their
"assets" figure up to tens or hundreds of
thousands, and their "liabilities "—are not
figured up at all. They all knqw how much
they have in possession and how much they
must pay to day, and they know (or think)
that if to-day or to-morrow they have more
to pay than their "cash" will meet, they
can borrow at their brokers at 3 per cent,
and that will help them through. So they
go on—buying and selling—shavingand be-
ing shaved deep—until all at once their bub-
ble bursts—their debtors can't pay, and
their brokers wont lend any more. So they
"wind up." Their "assets," which were
so large before, sink into mere soiled paper
with large unmeaning figures on them and
signed by others as bankrupt as themselves.
Their " liabilities " are just as valuable as
their " assets." which makes themeven with
the world and enables them to take a new
THE PROCESS OF GLASS
A Novel Swiumiso Match.—Our foreign
Two lads, sons of Mr. Schonberger of thin exchanges chronicle the following:
ty, were at play in a barn belonging U A swimming match once took
Paris between Madame de C and Mar-
quise de B , who undertook to accom-
plish the distance between Pout Neuf and
the Pont Notre Dame, in a given time, be-
ing allowed the use of the left hand only,
the other to be occupied in holding a green
parasol to screen the visage of the fair
swimmer from thf sun. The usually quiet,
naked river was crowded with little boats.
Count de C himself sat at the head of
the boat in which the fair rivals had been
conveyed to the midst of the river, and gave
the signal for starting by hoisting a linle
blue flag. At the summons the fair
Naiads plunged over either side of the boat,
and were soon beheld gliding rapidly in the
stream. The ladies were attired in loose,
wide trowsers, of fine cashmere, white,
stripped with blue, the waist bound with a
scarlet belt, a shirt of the finest cambric,
with short sleeves. The Marquise de B -
was of a dark Moorish complexion, and her
jet black tresses were confined by a net of
scarlet silk, adorned with braids and tas-
sels. while the golden locks of her com-
panion were secured upon a roller: and
shortened round her nock ,i ,lr
I'arm. The dark-eyed Marquise won the
victory by an arm's Ungtb
On being told that I came to see glass-
engraving, says the author of " Travels in
Bohemia," the young man plied his wheel
briskly, and taking up a ruby tazza, in a
few minutes there stood a deer with branch-
ing antlers, on a rough hillock in its centre
—a pure white intaglio set in red. 1 had
never before seen the process, and was sur-
prised by its simplicity. All those land-
scapes, hunting scenes, pastoral groups,
and whatever else, which appear as ex-
quisite carvings in the glass, are produced
by a few tiny copper wheels or disks. The
engraver sits at a small lathe against, a
window, with a little rack before him, con-
taining about a score of the copper disks,
varying in size from the diameter of a half-
penny down to its thickness, all mounted on
spindles, and sharpened on the edge, lie
paints a rough outline of the design on the
surface of the glass, and selecting the disk
that suits best, he touches the edge of the
instrument with a drop of oil, inserts it in
the mandril, sets it spinning, and holding
the glass against it from below, the little
wheel eats its way with astonishing rapidity.
The glass, held lightly in the hands, is
shifted about continually, till all the greater
parts of the figure are worked out; then,
for the lesser parts, a smaller disk is used,
and at last the finest touches, such as blades
of grass, the tips of antlers, eye-brows, fcc.,
are put in with the smallest. Every minute
he holds the glass up between his eye and
the light, watching the development of the
design; now making a broad excavation,
now changing the disk every ten scconds,
and giving touches so light and rapid thai
the unpractised eye can "scarcely follow
them ; aud in this way he producer effects
of fore-shortening, of roundness, and light
and shade, which, to au eye-witness, ap-
pear little less than wonderful. The work
in hand happened to be a la^zi, and in less
than half au hour 1 saw deer in various
positions roughed out on six of them, and
three completely finished.
Cool as Ice.—Thk wav thky i o is Os-
wego.—The Chicago Tribune says that the
officers of one of its financial institutions
hail forwarded some produce, received by
him as collateral, to an Oswego house to
sell. The Oswego concern did not come up
to time, and the Chicago'financier proceeded
to that city in person, todemand a response
either in specifics or coin. Entering the
counting room of the Oswegonian, the fol-
lowing colloquy ensued :
Chicago Financier—"Is Mr. H. at home? '
H.—--That is my, name sir. Take a
C. F.—"My name is Mr. , of Chica-
go, and I've come for the lo.lHMl bushels of
wheat I sent you the other day. "
II.—"Have not got it. sir. lis been sold. "
C. F-—••Very well, then I want the mon-
ey for it."
H.—•• 1 haven't got the money, ^ir. "
F.—'• What has become of ii sir?"
H.—•" I've paid my debts with it. "
* F.—(In great indignation.) "You
are a scoundrel, sir. "
II.—| Refrigeratorily.) "Very likely,
and may be there's a pair of us. 1 am sor-
ry that my carriage is not here, as I should
like to show you about the city. "
There was too mtu-h ice in li s composi-
tion for C F., and hs incontinently "lift."
By McCar.^y, Galveston, 1 negro girl, 12
years; 1 do.' 15 years; 1 woman and 2
children, 1 carpenter, 35 years.
O. w. HOLMES.
Now by the blest Paphian Queen,
Who heaves the brest of sweet sixteen.
By every name I cut. on bark
Before my morning star grew dark—
By Hymen's torch, by Cupid's dart—
By all that thrills the beating heart—
The bright black eye, the melting blue—
I cannot choose between the two.
I had a vision in my dreams;
I saw a row of twenty beams:
From every beam a rope was hung.
In every rope a lover swung.
I asked the hue of every eye
That bade each luckless lover die;
Ten livid lips said heavenly blue,
And ten accused the darker hue.
I asked the matron which she deemed
W ith fairest light of beauty beamed;
She answered, some thought both were fair;
Give her blue eye and golden hair;
I might have liked her judgement well,
But as she spoke she rung the bell;
And all her girls, nor small nor few,
fame marching in—their eyes were blue.
I asked a maiden; back she flung
The locks that round her forehead hung,
And turned her eye, a glorious one,
Bright as a diamond in the sun.
On me, until beneath its rays.
It felt as if my hair would blaze;
She liked all eyes but eyes of green
She looked at me; what could she mean ?
Ah! many lids Love works between,
Nor heeds the coloringof his screen:
And when his random arrows fly,
The victim falls, but knows not why;
Gaze not upon his shield of jet,
The shaft upon the string is set:
Look not beneath its azure veil,
Though every limb were cased in mail.
Well both might make a martyr break
The chain that bound him to the stake,
And both, with but a single ray,
Can melt our very heart away;
And both, when balanced, hardly seem
To stir the scales, or rock the beam.
But that is dearest all the while
That wears fonts the sweetest smile.
Miasm and Malaria.—Miasm and mala-
ria are the great death agents throughout
the largest portion of the habitable globe.
Miasm is malaria, but malaria is not mi-
Miasm is an emination from decaying
vegetation. Malaria'is bad air, whatever
may be its source. All impure air is mala-
Miasm is so rarified by a sun of ninetv
degrees, that it rises rapidly above us, and
is inocuous.—The cool of the morning aud
evening of summer time condenses it, and
causes it to fall to the surface of the earth,
where it is breathed by man. and is the
fruitful cause of pestilence, plague and epi-
demic levers. Thus, the higher persons
sleep above the surface of the earth, the
healthier is the atmosphere
While, as a general rule, it is better to
sleep in apartments having a window and
fireplace open in all seasons, yet where mi-
asm abounds, evidencing its presence by
chills and fever, fever and ague, diarrheas,
and the liki, it is better to sleep with closed
windows, than to have them open, because
men are known to fatten in jails and small
prison cells, while the breathing a malai ij
a single night has originated diseases,
which from the violence of their action, are
scarcely distinguisable from the effects of
swallowing corrosive poison, as witness the
National Hotel disease.
But although the air inside of a house is
supplied from the outside, yet, if the win-
dow., and outside doors are closed, it is sup-
plied in such small quantities, through the
crevices, that it is at once heated by the in-
door air, and carried to the ceiling, where
it i- above reach. The difference between
the thermometer in our hall and the one
out-doors, about five o'clock of a summer's
morning, is ten degrees. Hence, during
the prevalence of miasm. >ii least in August
nd September, it is better to close the
chainbei windows, but let an inner door
and the fireplace be kept open.—H'ltCr
Journal 0/ Health.
from the Poit.
NOTHING TO PAT.
Nothing to wear and nothing to eat
Are nothing at all to thinning thestreet—
There's nothing worth tinging at thii time of day
Bat of glorioa* freedom of "Nothing to Par."
My friend ronnd the corner, joo see by hit look,
la compelled to take eare of both tides of the book;
While hit neighbor next door li 10 radiant and gay
You may bet on your life he hai • Nothing to pay."
John Smith in his office sits calm and sedate;'
The wave has submerged him, he yield* to hU fate;
His notes have lain over, they're oat of the way;
For some time, at least, he has "Nothing to Pay"
Tim Nooden, his porter from over the sea,
Is as free from all eare a a lark ot a bee.
He blesses the sods, as he moicten* hi* clay,
That.anllke employers, he's "nothing to Pay!''
The school boy who sighs for the beard of a man,
And te be independent at toon as he can,
May comfort himself that, whate'ver the delay,
Until twenty-one he hat "Nothing to Pay."
The maiden who weepi for thefalte one that'* gone,
And left her deserted, abandoned alone.
Has this consolation—though lover't will ttray,
Lovely damsels,unlike them,have "Nothing to Pay."
The toldier who's gone to the land of the ran
To figbt against Sepoys ordemons—all one—
Is lucky at least, at he comet from the fray
Minus arms, minus legt thatheVNothingto Pay."
The pauper in poor-house, who lives without eare
Provided with food and with raimant to wear,
May chuckle once more, that while others defray
Hit expenses, he only has "Nothing to Pay." 1
But a trace to all jetting—if matters don't mend
Very toon, Heaven only knowa where they will end—
But thii much it certain—there'll be in th* Bay-
State (perhaps there'* already) the "Devil to Pay."
The Intelligencer has, what we are
inclined to think, a ' paidpoic' in its corps.
He has a machine, and sometimes grinds
out rhymes 'like heverythink.' His last
was, however, in ' blank verse,' and we
feel impelled to copy it entire. The scene
is laid down on the Austin (or thereabouts)
to ak " 1shteb shell " picked cp on thk
tip top of mount boxkell.
How cum you here, you remnant of
Departed bivalves ? By DeCordova's
Latest map (for sale at Duffau's
Well known drug store) tis fully fif-
Ty leagues or more, to whar the Grea-
ter Gulph swelters and sloshes on
Its sandy shores ! Then I repete,
How cum you here, you remnant of
Departed bivalves ? Here there ant
No bays, nor bars, nor tides, nor bri-
Ny waves, nor muddy flats which you
Delight in ! Then I repete a-
Gin How, cum you, here ? I might have
Thort some, love sick, Abrogoin had,
Brung you from the coste when you was
Fresh and slick and bright, to hang you
On the years of his young squaw; but
That wont do becase here's bushels
Of you scattered round, and some's as
Big's my foot! Well, well, its hard to
Swallow, but I spose the raging
Sea must once hav rolled,«bove
The highest pint of Mount Bonnell!
And right whar I stand now, the froth-
1 waves once swashed and swallopped!
My, what a thort! Kin it be true
That orl that I kin see from this
High pint, the woods, the hills an dales
In times gone by was kivered up
By Oshants angry waves, and whar
The scary doe, and nine pint buck
Now crap the juicy grass, thepor-
pers and the shirk fout, bled, and blowed!
My, what a thort! but still it must
Be so, else whench these " ishter shells "
These konks, and clambs I see all rotm!
Right whar the capertal of Tex-
As stands, the raging sea once roared
Unchecked, until its mity waves
Rolled slap ! agin the Rocky Moun-
Tains ragged base !—And may be so,
Whar now Marlitiky's Beer Serloon
Is seen (in which the best of La-
Ger kin, orlways be had) the mare-
Maids cleaned their pea green locks from
And shrimps with " riddin combs " made
The teeth of " scaly shirks "—&c., and so
Blank verse indeed! I'd ruther rite two
Pages of it than hunt up one ryme to " tur-
key buzzard ?"
We learn from our friend Mr. George E.
Hinkley, who is connected with the San
Diego Mail, and who came down on the last
train, arriving here on Saturday morning
last, that the Mail met with no accidents
whatever. It came in from San Diego in
the short space of thirty days, having left
that place on the 9th Sept. Capt. Skill-
man's party, that left here on the 24th July
had arrived there, and will, we understand,
return here in the next train—due here on
the 24th. The people of San Diego had
quite a jubilant time over the arrival of
Capt. Skillman at that place, and appear to
be delighted'at the prospect of important
results to them from the establishment of
this line of stages.—S. A. Herald. t
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 80, 1857.
Our Washington and Austin mail
was not received on Wednesday.
Milam Rifles will notice the call
upon them, and obey orders.
We call attention to the card of
Mather, Hughes & Saunders, and commend
the house to the attention of the public.
0®-Maj. W. R Scurry and Judge C. W.
Buckley went up to Austin this morning.
Judge Buckley, we were sorry to see, has
been in ill health. He is much better now.
We are in receipt of the Prospectus
of the Temperance Banner, a monthly maga-
zine to be published at Galveston by C. H.
Hanson, late of the late Age of Commerce in
this city. Subscriptions $2 a year in ad-
Hon. Guy M. Bryan, member elect
to Congress from the Western District, pass-
ed through town this morning on his way to
Austin, to confer with the members of the
Legislature from the different parts of the
District, as to the wants of their several sec-
It has Been si;w;t t«u to us that an
Evening School in Houston would be not
only profitable to the teacher, but a great
advantage to the town. There is a large
number of boys and young men growing up
whose time during day-light is mostly em-
ployed. but who would be glad to avail them-
selves of such an opportunity for education as
an evening school would afford. We would
suggest to some of our teachers to announce
such a school for the benefit of such boys in
some convenient part of town.
The Hunger calls
Brealmm to plant shade tree-, ihere as soon
tl tb« ••atoa arrivsi.
We notice the receipt by Van Als-
ryne & Taylor of ten or twelve thousand
dollars worth of goods for Maj. R. S. Neigh-
bors, to be used as presents to the Indians
in the Reserve. Mr.Chas. Barnard from the
Agency is down. He says that the Indians
are doing well under the present policy.
They have raised ten thousand bushels of
corn this year. They are also saving their
beef and buffalo hides, and sending them to
market this way. The hides they cure are
the very best that go to market and always
command the highest prices. Maj. Neigh-
1 bers has done a great work with these Indi-
citizein of I ans, and we hope the policy he has reoom-
mended and carried out will continue to
fee pursued by the get*
TELEGRAPH OFFICE. \
Thtjesdat, Oct. 29, 1867. /
WSfll should be remembered that our quo-
tations generally represent wholesale qrices.
Since our last issue we have had a duller
than usual week in business, and trade has
been slow. A week ago we had received
news from New Orleans, that the banks
there, which had suspended, would shortly
resume, with one exception, and also that
a generally easier feeling among the mer-
chants was prevailing. On Saturday, our
accounts were more unfavorable, and during
the early part o flast week business there wore
a gloomy aspect. Private letters went fur-
ther than the accounts in the newspapers,
some even tending to throw a shade of
doubt on all the banks, and advising recur-
rence to specie as far as possible. Tuesday
of this week, however, we had another mail,
and with a favorable change again in the
disease. Indeed, this seems to have as-
sumed a remittent type. On Monday, mat-
ters for the past two weeks, have been bad.
Tuesday they get worse, and Wednesday
the fever reaches its height, passing off
during the succeeding days, and allowing
the week to close with '' skies brightening.''
What we may hear on Saturday again is
hard to foresee, though we certainly hope
that the disease is broken, and that no re-
lapse will again occur.
The want of facilities for disposing of
cotton, its present low price, and the doubt
which hangs over the future, coupled [With
the general expectation among the planters
of a better price a few weeks hence, have
all tended to restrain business. Add to
this unsettled weather, scarcity of money,
&c., and good reasons will be seen for fall-
ing off in sales. Still, there is nothing like
absolute dullness. There is trade, more or
less, continually going on in aQ our busi-
Some have asked how the merchants in
Houston are affected by the money crisis.
We believe, in no instance, unfavorably.
Our merchants are all provided against
damages of this kind; and though of course
all, more or less, are obliged to forward pro-
duce, yet while their customers meet their
engagements with reasonable promptness,
they will be all right. And as to this, a
word to the planter. It seems hard where
there is a prospect of a better price soon,
to have to sell cotton now, and where there
is no obligation to do it, planters will no
doubt prefer to wait. But when the mer-
chant has made advancements against the
earliest portion of the crop, the planter is
bound in honor to protect him, even though
hf does it at a sacrifice. Thc*intimate de-
pendence of the one upon the other is such
that, if one fails in his obligations, another
who has depended on him must also fkil,
and so on. Unless the merchant can have
the cotton promised him to forward to his
correspondent north, his credit is shaken,
and his ability for future business curtailed
The rains of the past week or two are
having an unfavorable effect on cotton
picking. On the morning of the 17th the
first frost of the season occurred, which,
however, did no damage anywhere. With
fair weather and a late frost there would
still be a large amount of cotton gathered.
With such rains as we have had, however,
the crop will be appreciably shortened.
This kind of weather is, however, very,
favorable to sugar ''cane, and with a late
fall the prospect is good for a crop of 3,500
to 4,000 hhds. ia the State.
All the iron for the Central Road, to
Hempstead, has been received, and track
laying, if not already begun, will be in a
day or two. The grade of the next ten
miles beyond Hempstead has been examin-
ed by a commissioner appointed on the part
of the State. We presume his report will
be looked upon as favorable, and that the
balance of the State Itan consequently
available will be drawn. Work on the Bra-
zoria road is in progress. Sub-contractors
have gone promptly to work and are throw-
ing up the grade as rapidly as was expected.
It is reported that the contractors are still
at work on the Galveston, Houston & Hen-
derson Road, though it is impossible now
for the company to meet the requisitions of
the chatter by completing the road to Hous-
ton by 1st November. Any failure will,
however, we do not doubt, be favorably
regarded by the Legislature, and such re-
lief as may be desired extended. The report
of the President of the S. A. k M. G. Rail-
road is a hopeful one, and gives promise of
the early completion of that enterprise to
Victoria. What reliance is to be placed on
the promise we cannot say. That underta-
king has been a hard struggle for years.
We certainly hope it may have got into
easier ground at this time.
The health of city ia tolerably good,
though there are still some colds and other
unimportant diseases prevailing.
There have been almost no transsctions
in this market for the week past in the way
of sales, aud for some time past receipts
have been considerably larger than ship-
ments—the stock on hand has accumulated
to upwards of six thousand bales.
As to whether just now cotton should be
shipped to New "York or Liverpool, there is
considerable difference of opinion; the pre-
ponderance seems to be, however, in favor
of direct shipments to the latter market.
Some who shipped there, however, some
years ags, and lost by the operation, are
either wise or otherwise enough not to do so
now. Either course will however, no doubt,
result well enough, and secure better prices
titan can be had elsewhere in the present
oondition of our finances. There are now
several vessels in Galveston understood to
be ready to take cargoes to Liverpool, and
should our merchants determine generally
to ship there, the aotton now accumulated
here will soon begin to move.
The New Orleans market waa at last dates
looking up, and good middling was quoted
at lOJc, though 10 was generally considered
an outside price. The difficulty in working
with exchange had decreased slightly, en-
abling parties to buy more freely than be-
As observed our own market hardly justi-
fies quotations. We give figures which
MUll lots ViU HBBUd.
Stock on hand Oct. 29
Decrease in receipts to cor. date
Increase of ..„ for cor. week
Increase of stock on hand, etc -1843
'Quotations for corresponding date for
Middling grades 10<Sjlljc.
We have to note a still further decline ii,
hides without a prospect of a apeedy recov«
ry in the market. The stocks in theEorii-
ern markets are actunuiating, and with ts
movement except in shipments to £ngl&c i.
The foreign demand will soon be supplied and
with the extreme scarcity of money that
will be felt for months to come, wecanscaroe-
ly hope for a material advance this win tec
We quote at 6@8c.
Bacos Sides.—Few at 19@20c for clear
and 18@18£ for ribbed.
.Bacok Shoulders are worth 17c
Bagging—India plenty at 17@18c. Ken-
tucky is worth 20@22c.
Beef.—None in market.
Better.—Goshen none received. Wet*-
ern small stocks. Pittsburg at 28c. Texas
Caxdles—Star are worth 280.32 ets.
with a downward tendency. Adamantine
29@31c. Sperm, 450.50c.
cheese.—Prime Western sells at 15c.
•Coffbb—Market not oversteekci, *■ or
good Rio 12J.; Prime Rio, 130lose. . .>> ;•
Coed age—Abundant, Manilla is worth
15016c.; Kentucky hand-made, lO012ie.;
Machine made 120 18£c.
Coek, Westers—A few sacks at for white
Cokk, Texas—Is worth $1. per bushel.
Flour—Market but tolerably supplied
with best brands: Fine is worth $6 75(3
$7 25. Superfine $7 5O0$8 00. Extra,
$8 750$9 50.
Ieoh.—No change in price. We quote as
before, Refined Bar is worth 4J@ac; Horse
shoe 6Jc; Hoop 7f08£c; Slab 707fcSwede$
606£ Cast Steel 22025; German lot;
Blister 16018c; Slab Steel 19c; Nails
$4 750$5 50.
Lead.—Bar is worth 8$09e.
Limb.—Plenty at $2 5002 75 perbbL
Molasses.— Bbls. and half bbls, sell
freely at 72075c. per gallon.
Oils.—Linseed $1 150$1 20. Lamp $1
Paists.—Prime Lead, $1O0$11. No. 1
$9. Zinc $1O0$11.
Pecans.—None in market.
Pork Mess.—But few barrels to be found.
It is worth $32.
Potatoes.—But few good. They are
worth about $5 00.
Salt.—Is plenty as usual and has ad-
vanced qnotably. Coarse is now worth $1
75 and fine $2.
Spirits.—Oliver's whiskey 88042c. Rose
35037. Dexter 48050 Bourbon 7S0$2
"Monongahela 75c. Catawba Brandy 75c.-
American do.; $1 OO0$2 00, Foreigs $40
Sugar.—Very little in market. A few
hhds. of choice are held at 18J014. Clar
ified 15c. Crushed 17017^. Loaf 1801.1
m Saturday, Oct. 24,
COTTON.—We noticed in our reviej
during the early part of the week of ;
bales, and stated that after an improt
on Saturday, Middling had
ed to 9J09Jc, since which prices have j
more in favor of factors, particularly y ester"
day when Middling ruled at lO01;4c an :
Good Middling at 10J, or a shade higi.
than the outside rates of Saturday. The sal i
comprise 4000 bales on Wednesday, 3
Thursday and 8000 yesterday, making s_
aggregate for the three days of fei *
and for the week of 21,(hM>. This aiay be
regarded as a liberal amount of business
when the peculiar condition of the market
is considered, with the general demand cut
off by the impossibility of passing Exchange,
and other embarrassments and difficulties in
The receipts since the 20th inst. comprise
16,439 bales against 23,060 during the cor-
responding period last year, and the ex-
ports 16,712, embracing 11,133 to Liverpool,
2559 to Havre, 2070 to Glasgow and 895 to
Guttenburg. Week's receipts 26,888 bales.
Exports 29,348; leaving on hand a stock of
110,715 bales against 164,882 same time last
year. The receipts proper since 1st Sept.
to date (exclusive of those from Mobile, Flor-
ida and Texas by sea,) amounting to 164,-
326 bales against 251,117 same tim. lTm
year—showing a decrease of 86,791 bales.
The decrease at all the pons up to the latest
tea reported, 144,576 bales, (28o.6?y
against 380,275.) Referring to our remarks
above, we omit general quotations.
KEW ORJ.F.A.VS CUSKriCATtOS.
u tkmr «r
Ordinary •• —
Good Ordinary ....... ♦*
LowMiddiiag (newt.... 0 J0k"
Good Middling •
Middling Fair......... 44 ^
Pasic Serhox.—The New York Journal
of Commerce has the following sensible com-
ments on the panic sermpns of such spiritu-
al teachers as the Cheever? and Beech ers:
' Quite a number of clergymen entertain-
ed their hearers on Sunday with sermons on
the crisis.' Sunday bewg a day when men
are expected to have a respite from their or-
dinary cares and avocations, it would seem
but reasonable that thought should be per-
mitted and assisted to take new channel.—
But no; the panic must still be continued,
and while clergymen are pounding their
desks in developing the religious aspects of
the subject the poor erased intellect unavoid-
ably reverts to an accumulation of unsala-
ble merchandize, an ominous bank account,
or the unsatisfactory state of the ledger,
and perhaps beoomes fearfully apprehensive
or impending financial disaster, aft he ef-
fects of this perpetual ding-dong seven days
i#he week, while the intfpded -improve
ment' is quite forgotten, yymntnni i8 be-
coming too prevalent of lugging everything
into the pulpit. A closer examination of
the inspired volume will disclose topics and
scope sufficiently ample for our most .mi.
nent modern divines, without resorting to
that description of clap-trap which, while it
may distinguish the preacher, extinguishes
IQT Our old friend Bangs was invited by
a friend to his house to partake of a julep,
of which he was very fond. It was handed
to him in a silver goblet lined with gold.
After sipping a portion, B. turned to his
host, and remarked that it was astonishing
what an addition a strawberry gave to the
flavor of a julep. His friend replied that he
was very sorry that he did not have a;
berry to put in it
"But, said B., "there is cer
Upon his host's asserting!
he insisted that he saw itjf
drained the goblet to gat/®
lo and behold, he found ■
reflection of his ovm no*
The Ranger menti
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