Democratic Telegraph and Texas Register. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 46, Ed. 1, Wednesday, November 13, 1850 Page: 3 of 4
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the thousand" and'one nostrums, that are s?t
before'lheir'eyes ; arid-then reflect upon tiie
fortunes built up by their manufactures and
venders." ' How great must b. the quantity of
drus consumed when profits on tiiutr sales
paylbrtliis immense range of adrertiseing,
'and Jeave still enough to make large fortunes
for ibosejvho compound them into pretended
specifics5 for'all liie diseases thai flesh is heir
Why. will not the people open their eyes
and look- his matter distinctly ,in the face?
Why will thy -continue in buy bottle after
holt ie, arid hox after box of medicine, on the
mere redcimeiidatioo -of those who aits inter-
ested in tfceir -sale, 'while they are totally ig-
noranl oftbe kind of drugs they are putting
Into their stomachs 7 No wonder mi many
are sick so many in poor health so many
c it down before- their time.
True wisdom, in this respec', is (o look to
the preservation of jeallh, by an observance
if the eominon. laws of health. If a distur-
bance takes place in tho system, wait patient-
ly for a iitsic while, ii it be not serious, for its
restoration. Should the disturbance continue
call in, or s,o to a physician, in whose skill
and experience jou have confidence, and fol-
low his duections. But, as you value health,
and even life, do not commit the folly of doc-
nuing yourself. Of all empiricism this is the
worst and least excusable. What do you
know of the action of particular drugs upon
your system even in health, much less when
local or general infiamation exists? Have
you made the subject a life study ? Do you
know the whole philosophy of disease and
their medicaments? Bjt worse tolly. Do
you even know of what drug your patent cure-
all, which you take .so confidently, is com-
posed'? Think of these things', and let past
weakness and-errois on this subject suffice.
Make it a rule never to touch advertised nos-
trums, uoiess they are specially prescribed
by your physician. There is no other way
of safety . Arthur's Home Gazelle.
Flying Machine. Mr- John Tujrgart, of
Chariestown, Mass., who made, a successful
ascent, at Lowell, Mass.. soi:ie time since,
with a flying machine of his own invention, is
now-in New York, where he intends to make
an ascent in the course of two or three weeks.
The New York Evening Post says that he
has already invited some of the most eminent
machinists and men of science in New Yoik
to examine his invention. The machine is
described by the Post as consisting of a car,
to the front of which is attached a pair of
wings, somewhat like the screws used by
propellers, and a float or naioon fastened to
the car in the ordinaiy way at an elvation of
six or eight feet. The vi::gs, which may
be inoveHLiii any direction so as to assist nr
the ascent or decent of the machine, are put
Tn motion br turning a small nx'e running i
through the centre of the car. The machine
ans o! a
ma; be sj.:d-'d inanv dbection Ly me
teet n:ne tr.-hes in height, having a diameiei j
ffsoms twelve teet, and the whole weight of ,
the machine, when ready for ascension, is J
., j i , .... i u .- . i
three nundred and htty pound-, m addition to
which it v5J carrv with ease over one thou-
sand pounds. Mr. Taggarl fournishes the
Post .with the following description of Lis as-
cent at Lowell :
"Owing to some fault in inflating the ba- )
loon, a nuaiilitv of steam was allowed to in-
termix with ihe gas, thus greatly diiniui&b.
ingits buoyancy, so that when the res
i- u u 1 1 -. '. .i i . ji
which held it to the ground were cut, the
,. j j ' t t i i . r -
feet;Lwhen itlfill down to the imminent peril
of the occupant.
"After two or three ineffectual attempts
Mr. Taggait eleated the "wings consider-
ably above the. line of ihe car, which had the
desired effect, and away went the 'machine,
far -above the heads of the spectators, until
it hhdMwiiidlcd in their gaze to the size of a
swallow. After attaining a considerable ele-
vation, Mr. T. proceeded in the direction of
Lawrence, where he passed to Andover and
Bradford, over winch lat'er place he" struck a
current of air which carried bitn at a rapid
mte to Redding, and alighted at a distance of
nine miles from Lowell, accomplishing the
whole'voyage m an hour and twenty min-
utes. "Mr. Taggart says that at ono time ha had
obtained an elevatioy Avhere the air became
so mrifled that it was with the greatest d;f
fieulty be could retain his powers of anima
tion; his handfjand-rother parts of his body
swede'drtfiid'b'ISpd spitted from his mouth and
Extraordinary Srhcmefor a Bridge. The
Academy of Sciences has at present under
consideration a plan ifa. most extraordinaty
character, being nothing more nor less than
a suspension bridge between I'rance and Eng-
land. M. Ferdinand Lemaitre proposes to
establish an aerostatic bridge between Calias
and Dover. For this purpose he would con-
struct stio-g abutment to which the pla'lbrm
would -ho attached. At a distance f one
pccuiiar.ctnslruction. A tormioaiile appa-
nvtu of shalloons, each of an eiiplical form, j
and'fir'mly secured, would support in the air
theextremity of these chains, which would be
trongly,fastened to- the abminpnt on the
shor-e by oilier chains-. Each section of 109
yards would' cost 8(K),000f., which would
inukcSi millions for the whole distsice ac-
crih. These h tin- upp-nt in ihe a;r at
fciated disiauces, v.-.vd t become the. point of
Mippor' of the fdiry "bridge, on whih the ih-
enter proposes to" establish an atmosp. eiic
railway. This project ha been developed
at t?:L length by the inventor.
THE. MOUNTAIN OF LIGHT."
Such is the magnificent designation con
ferred bv -Eastern hyperbole on a diamond
of extraordinary size and brilliancy, which
h,, bEt T,rr;l In this countrr amoni? the
. . t .-
spoils of our last Indian
war. In literal
. , .t t I '11
masurc:neiii il is even less tuau a uioiuuui
....t i .- . ..... ...-. u
opuiar -aniunesis to u iiiouihuu. , uu.
the shape and size of half a common egg
It weighs nearly three hundred carats, and is
worthy at .the. scale of the court jeweller,
about two millions sterling. It is only ap-
prtjauhabie therefore, by the stone supporting-the
eagle that surmounts the Russian
sceptre, which weighs something less than
two hundred Thiee centuries ago, while
the Mahometan crescent waved over India,
this rara lapis was discovered in the mines
of Golconda. The great Akhar established
Mogul rule in Delhi, and his successors ux--j
tended it In the Deccau, which included the
kingdom of Golconda. A Venetian was em-
ployed to "cut" the diamond, and did his work
so clumsily as to waste the stone from near
rudder! the slighter variation in which it pound of beets add half a tea cup oi good vinegar, iiaii
i. with wonderful precision. The float a thtaiWo fnllof salt i tea cu, falS of roffara IjiUo
,- . . - , - v . , . ... - . ., mace and ciaamou ; b.ike them very nicely aad then
or baloon, which is pcar-sn.ipvd, is t irty-thnu- ioarRUcrar over them and nut them into the
huudred yai.K fr..:i :Jir coast, and at dst-idlM-OS i ' were thus coiiV-j.iK, a I.tlle girl entered, and
, ,.,-.. i..,.ir!-.1 .... ,! :.'rJ,Q l.i,..i.... ! undertaking to nw, she oon hroik off tho needle, at
ot cverv tiuiitsreu vaitH -yccross tne ciianuei, i , ," , , . . , , , , -
.,-,,.,,.' , -i i , . 1 the eye. llicu fche tied Ihe thread around the neck of
he wouki sm,; f.iur barges, henyily Liden, to j t..i,!n,anti.Uompiing to sew with it, he hoon pi.II-
whir'a would be. lixed a doubh: lion clniin of e(i a head off, and threw it inlo the dirt by tin-side of
ly 800caratito its pn-senf Hveight, for which
the great Mogul paid him otherwise, than he
expected. In 173yrthe Mogul empiie was
conquered by the famous Persian warrior,
Nadir "Shan, and amongst the most piecious
of his trophies was recoued this 'Koh-i-noor."
Nadir Slun was shin by hi own subjects,
and the jewel was carrird off" by Ahmed the
leader of an Aflghan band, in a icti eat wor-
thy to lank with that of "the Ten Thousand
Greeks." The Aflghan was as victorious
as his Persian master had been, and trans-
feried the sm-tJieigrity of India to Cabul. ,-j
The diamond descended to Ahmed's success-J
ors : ant! at the be-jinning of the present cen
tury was got possession of by Shah Shujah, a j
namejnow familiar as hc pretext f.r otirUabii! j
expedition. Expelled from his dominion,
Shujah cm ied with him the diatn md, and
found refuge fbr himself by surrendering it tc
Runjeet Singah, the Shiekh chieftain. In
Lahore, the Shiekh capito, it remained un-
till seized by our agents "the forfeit," says
the Times, wiih more of euphony than of
moral perspicuity, "the forfeit of Oriental
faithlessness, and the price of S.txon val-
or.;' " Such are the historical associations of this
great national marvel symbolizing the sov-
ereignty of Centiai Asia, and memorizing
the revolutions of ten generations. The
facts should not lie dissociated, for the one,
is not less significant than the other. The
"Mountain of Light" i.s the emblem of ephe-
mera! distinction. " The very mines from
which it was rifled, have become our possess-
ion only to mock our researches and disap-
point our cupidity; for they have long ceased
to yield the treasures which have given
them celebrity. 'We are the sovereigns of
India and so were the Mahometans, and the
Moguls, and the Persians, and the Afighaus
and so may yet be she Siuekhs; or,
perhaps, that Sclavonic race that seems
waiting its turn to take the sceptre of the
world, ffwe cire to retain the throne of the
East, from kich successive dynasties have
been pushed, let us lay its foundation in the
hearts of the people. There is a jewel
that of justice without which a crown, the
richest that ever circled human brow, is worth
"just what a ioy will sell for, and no moie."
We have received the 2nd No. of the
"Flag ofthe Union." a democratic paper pub-
lished in Henderson, reared on the ruins of
the Texas Whig, tin- climate ofold'demucrat
ic Rusk, not being congenial to whiggery.
May the '-Union" be suppoited by stout hearts
and stalwart arms, and bro. Messenger do
good service in vindicating the rights ofthe
people, ''unawedjby the influence of the rich
and "the great," and the reck'ess dtaini-
Red BsiiPlc.. The Boston Olive Branch would
like to have a receipt for making red beet pies. Our
pia,,;, tohoilthcbcols.nnd cut thrm into very small
pieces; or in other wnrf.s, chop ttsem well ; to "very
wr.itH oal sucrar over mem aim urn
sj0p barrel, for we never saw any body who would eat
them. There are ouVrmoded of preparing tlmm, but
we "ever know of any bat the on -j plan of disponing of
them tivo them to the pigs for tho dog win not cat
, " aLT , ?'-...,
I ifiax of Gala. The London correspondent of
the National Intelligencer, writing by the Cam-
bria, says :
The mllus ot Lamorma ana itussian gold into
the business concerns ofthe world, is beginning
to excite considerable attention. The ealeula-
t-ng people of the Exchange and the Stock
market say that the amount of California gold
lUM" y . . , . .. . , ,
produced during the last entire year is ,i,-
500,000. That from Siberia, and the Ural
mountains is said to he 4.250,000 ; together
from these comparathely new Bourccs. near
9.000.000 per annum. The question is now
being mooted, what effect, Should this supply
of gold be continued or increased, will he pro-
duced upon it3 value, upon currency and prices,
and many other subjects connected with politi-
cal economies "? Sacli differing views are enter-
tained, and such varying conclusions arrived at.
that we cannot at present pretend to have
formed any definite opinion upon the subject.
One very important fact is that the additional
quantity of gold has not yet in any way affec-
ted its price the Bank paying 3 17s Gd per
ounce for its own paper, and the Mint buying
at 3 17s 10 l-2d per ounce.
THE PIN AND THE NEEDLE.
Lem Smith, the "cute and philosophical editor of
the Madison Record, tells the following witty fable,
which is as good as aaythiug we have 6een out of
JEsop. A pin and a ueedlu, says tho American Fon-
taine, being ueighbors in a work-basket, and both be-
ing "idle, began to quarrel as idle folks are apt to
'I should like to know," Baid tho pin, "what you
are good for, audhow you expect to get through the
word without a head!" "What is the use of your
head," replied the needle, rather sharply, "if yon
have no eye?' "What is the use of an eye," said the
pin,' 'if thero is alwayssomething in it?" "I am more
active and can go through more work than you can,"
saia the needle. "Yes but you will not live long."
"Why uot?" "Because yon have always a stitch in
your side," said the phi "You ae a poor, crooked
cseatnre," Baid tht needle. "And vou are so proud
that yo.i can't bend without breaking ycir bick."
"I'll pail your head oft", sfyo iu-ultmeaga'a." "I'll
put your eye o-sl iryou tonch nip; re:ni-iiib"r your
ii!e hangs by a s-iig! thread," said the pin. While
tliey were thus coiiV,-j.n, u I.tlle girl entered, and
the broken ned!e. "Well here wo are," said the
needle. Wo have noUiinj to fight about now,'' said
thopia. 'Itserms misfortuo" has broag'it us to our
senses." "A pity we ha 2 not come to thorn sooner,"
said the needle. "How much we resemble human
beings who quarrel about their blessings till thoyloe
them, and never find out they are brothers till they Ho
down in tiie dust together, as we do."
HARRY AND lilS DOG,
Oa, Tin: Evils or dohemence.
'Come Nero!" fcaid Harry Long, as he passed
oat cf the house, with his 2atchell in his hand;
"come old fello-.v!"'
jtNer sprang intantly to his feet. and. dash-
ing past the hoy. ran a few rods from tho house,
and then p.:a5:ng. turned, with a look half
, human in its pleasure an I intelligence, waited
1 for Harry to come up with him
Now, Henrys mother had more than once
tuW him' that he mus.fc n" tllke Now away
I u'hpn ho twnrf. ift eplinnl l?nf. it. fic onnlaosnnf
1 ""." ., "r . " ' "". i"--
I tu i.i; i"
iu iiuve inu uug n cuuipaoy uiunj; toe ruau to
t?1 so:1lli.il,lllK. Hoit M.n u, i.vrr T,n,c- ,i
-: . :.: . . . . "-j. " ""
heyed this injunction, trusting that he
would escape punishment.
Aero wa.s quite us willing to go with his
young master, as the latter was to have him in
company: and he bounded away, as has bpen
seen at the first word of encouragement. But
the two friends had nol proceeded far, before
the mother of Henry saw them from her win-
dows, and instantly came out. and called after
Nero. She was offended at the disobedience of
her son. and uttered some threatening words to
both bfm and the dog.
Nero did not at first show much inclination
to objy the authoritative voice of Mrs. Long;
and if Havry h.ul only spoken a single word,
would have gone with him. in spite of all op-
position But that word Harry dared not
speak: and so tho do,: stood still, looking back
first towards Mrs. Long, and then wistfully
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ufter his young master. Finally Nero returned
slowly to the house, and Hurry went on as
slowly, and equally as much disappointed, to
When Henry returned home, a few hours
afterward, his'inothor received hira kindly yet
with a serious countenance. His first thought
was of his disohedience in trying to get Nero to
follow him to school: and. as he espected, she
began at once to speak on that subject.
"Henry,"' said she, "I hardly think you can
have forgotten what I said to you last week,
about taking Nero away from home."
Harry hung his head! and did not attempt to
offer an excuse for his conduct.
-I am extremely sorry," continued Mrs. Long,
'that my son should have acted so disobediently
sorry for his sake: for disobedience brings
evil into the heart, and this creates unhappiness.
And I am also sor,ry. for another cause; to dis-
obey, is to do wrong; and wrong-doing, in 1-
mosi every case, injures other's a face, with a
glance of injury."
Harry looked up into his mother's face, with
a glance of injury.
'Yes my tion," she 'added, "wrong-doing, in
almost every case, injures others."
'It couldn't have hurt anybody, if I had
taken Nero to bchoul with me; how could it
mother?"' said the hoy.
Mrs. Long g.vzed for a few moments into the
face of Harry and then, reached her hand to-
wards him, said
There was something so serious, not to say
solemn, in tho face of ulrs. Long, that the lad
began to fool a Httle strangely.
Where, mother?'" ho naked.
But she did not answer, and he moved along
bilently by her side.
From the sitting-room down stairs, where the
mother had met her boy, they passed along tho
passage, and up stairs into a chamber, where,
to his surprise, Harry saw liu little sister
Phoebe, a sweet child in her second year, lying
a-sleep, and looking so pale and deadly, that the
sight caused a shudder to pass through his
"Oh, mother!"he exclaimed, turning quickly,
and grasping the garment of his parent.
'Dear mother, what is the matter with
"Let us sit down here by the window." said
Mrs. Long, in a calm voice, "and I will tell you
all about what happened "
"Is she dead, mother.'" c.igerly asked the boy,
while the tears came into his eyes.
-No. my child: she is not dead, thanks to
our heavenly father. Bat I cannot tell how it
would now be, if you had taken Nero off to
school with you this morning.
"Why, mother, what did Nero do?"
"Listen, and I will tell you. After T called
the dog back, he came and laid himself down on
the mat before the door, and placing his 'head
between his fore paws, shut his eyes, and seem-
ed to be sleeping. He remained lying thus, for
nearly an hour, when, all at once, 1 saw him
start up, listen, and look about aim. Presently,
he ran off, and went all-around the house, he
seemed uneasy about something. First .he
lookedin ono direction, and then in another;
snuffed the air; put his nose to the ground, and
ran a little way from the house, and then came
"What's the matter. Nero1?' said I.
"He came and fixed his eyes upon my face,
with a look that to me seemed anxious stood
for a few moments, and then went to his mat
a"-ain. But he did not lie there m re than an
instant, before he arose and started off up stairs.
In a little while, he camo down, and seemed
more uneasy than ever. I began now to feel
-Where is Phoebe?" I now called out to
Margaret, who was in the kitchen.
"I'm sure I don" t know,' replied Margaret;
'I thought she was "ith you.'
"At this moment with a short bark, Nero
sprang away toward the spring. I saw this, and
fearing that Phoebe might have wandered off in
that direction, followed quickly. But ere I had
gone halfway, 1 beheld the noble dog returning
with your little sister in his mouth, and the
water dripping from her hair and clothes. She
appeared to be quite dead, whon I took her into
my arms, and did not show any signs of life for
nearly half an hour afterwards. Then she
hi'nran slowly to recover. Oil, my son! think
what might have been the consequence, if our
faithful Nero had not been ac home."
Harry covered his face with his hands, and
burying them in his mother's lap. sobbed bitter-
ly. 'And will Phoebe get well, mother?" he ask-
ed, looking up with tearful eyes, after he had
"Yes, my son," replied Mrs. Long: "she is
out of all danger now. God has permitted her
still to remain with us '"
"Oh, if she had been drowned!" said Harry,
the tears flowing afresh.
"But for Nero, this painful event might have
'Suppose he had gone to school with me?"
the boy saddened as he spoke.
"Sad, sad might have been the consequences
of our disobedience, my son. You now under-
stand what I meant by our wrong acts affecting
others as well ai ourselves. In right-doing.
Henry, there is always safety. Never forget
tbis. Mav the lesson von have now received.
go with you through tne remainder of your
Just then Phoebe awoke, and rose up in bed,
Harry ran to her, and putting his arm about
linr neck, kissed her tenderly. Nero como in
soon after, and shared the joy and cases of
his young friend, with whom, not many hours
before, had joined in williifg disobedience. But
Nero was not to blame in this; for ho followed
the inbtinct of his nature. Henry was alone to
blame; for he had reason and reflection, and
knew that the act ho meditated was wrong, be-
cause it was an act of disobedience
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EXTltACT FliOM THE REPORT OF THE
To the Citizens of New Orleans :
Under these circumstances, your Committee
deemed it their duty to take measures for more
reliable information on doubtful points. Ap-
plication was made to Major Barnard, of the
Engineer Corps, whose ability and reputation
are well known to our community, and who
consented to undertake tho necessary survey
for locating the road, establishing the proper
termini, and determining tho question of a safe
harbor on the Pacific, provided leave of absence
could be obtained for his superiors. Our re-
quest to that effect was favorably received at
Washington, but the rainy season rendered nec-
essary tire deferring of the expedition tillabout
the first of November, when it will leave for the
Isthmus. In the mean time howevcr,UYIr. Tras-
tour was dispatched to the Isthmus for the spe-
cial purpose of devoting his eilbrts to an exam-
ination of the Paciiic shore, as well as to give
us information, if possible, in relation to the
mouth of the Cuatzucoaiea. j.
The latter purpose has been accomplished,
and the Committee have received from Mr.
Trastour a map ofthe niouth'of the Cuatzaco-
alco. the channels across the bar, the land-
marks and bearings, and careful soundings of
the bar from end to end. It is now ascertained
that tho western passage is fourteen and a half
feet deep at low water, for a width of fifty feet,
and that the water gradually shtiols on each
side of this pass to 13 and 12 1-2 feet, which
latter depth is maintained through a pass 350
feet wide. This bar, moreover, is of rock, and
only 80 feet thick, admitting eiaily of being
deepened, if necessary. But its present depth
is enterely sefnuient for a large class of steam-
ships, and all doubt is now removed on the Gulf
Major Barnard, after a careful examination
of the surveys made to the present time, and
every source of information accessible to him,
had reported to the Committee that he consid-
ered himself warranted in assui-ing them that
the entire enterprise was feasible, provided a
Harbor could bo found on the Pacific coast. He
had also suggested his impression that the road-
stead on the Pacific coast would suffice for all
commercial purposes, even if no harbor could
be found. The Committee have now the satis-
faction to report, that this impression has Ian
confirmed since Capt. Barnard left for New
York, where he has made arrangements for
the survey, as-shown by the following extract
of a letter to the Committee, dated on the 29th
September, 1850 :
I was well aware and represented the fact
to yon. that a large part of our intercourse with
Mexico during the war, was carried on in this
very way, in face of violent Northers which
prevail in the Gulf. Also, that steamers enter
no harbor at Chagres. but lay off as unprotected
as they would be at Tehuantepec, and that
even at Panama they lay in an open Gulf. I
could not feel much doubt about the matter,
therefore yet. not being a seaman, I could not
with the confidence which professional knowl-
edge would have given ine. Since that time 1
have consulted several naval officers well puali-
fied to give an opinion on the subject among
others, Capt Porter o"f the Georgia, Lieut.
Maury, of Washington, and Lieut. Radford,
who has coasted along the shores of the Gulf of
Tehuantepec. They all, without any hesitation
or qualification, express their belief in the per-
fect practicability of the matter. Capt. Por-
ter thinks that it is a better place than Chagres
for steamers to touch, as the strong winds (and
in this they all agree) are off the land."
Your Committee now feel justified in repor-
ting, tkntall the dijficitlticsthatobstructed the for-
mation and organization of a 1'ehuantepec Rail-
road Company in Nvw O. leans, are removed;
that it now depends on the citizens of Louisiana
alone to act, and this vast enterprise will spee-
dily reach its completion.
A valid grant of a right of way across the
Isthmus, privileges of immense value, five mil-
lions of acres of ground of unsurpassed fertility
in a tropical climate remarkable for its salubri-
ty, are at your disposal. The enterprise is es-
tablished to be perfectly practicable.
Gen Cass having been invited to the Kentucky Clay
bnrbecue at Lexington, on tho 17th ult., acknowledg-
ed the compliment in the following eloquent strain:
Dkthoit, October 12, 1851).
Gentlemen I havo received your invitation to at-
tend tho festival to be held at Lexington on the l?th
inst, inronmiemoratou ofthe adjusimenl of ihe ques-
tion" which huve recent! agitated our country, and
in honor of Mr. Clay and the othor public men wiio;
havo aided in this great work of compromise. It will
be out ol" my power to bo with you on that occasion
but I am not the less obliged to you for this token of
your remembrance, for one who rejoices with heart-
felt joy in tho hopo that tlic actiou of Congress will ere
long if not now, be itccrp'able, not to any particular
bcctiou of tho country, Out to the whole country, and
that it will restore that harmony and good feeling
without which this Union could never havo been
established, and without which it cannot bo pres-
erved. I should have been happy to join in tho manifes-
tations of regard for your distinguished fellow-citizen,
JMr. Clay, whose former aud recent services in tho
cause of his country command him to the respect and
to tho gratitudo of his countryman. I witnessed his
exertions during tho past session with feeling of ad-
miratiou exertions dictated by the highest patriotism
displaying talents aud energy worthy of the best das
of his power, and which will ever place his naino high
on the roll of public benefactors.
Wo have pis-cd through n fearful crisis; indeed,
we arc vet passing through it for there arc elements,
of trouble in oper tion, both in th North aud m the j
South, which, if not wieiy de.iltwith by man, ami
mercifully overruled by Providence, may yet rend
asunder this confederacy, leaving its.friagmets no one I
can toll whore; but all can tell that they will be I
memorable proofsiu aftor-times, in similar ox.implp.i J
of national folly havo been in tuned that preceded us, j
how "nsily human blessings, the highest indeed after!
the religion of God, are sacrificed to human passions, I
as well by communities as by imlividuulB While re-
joicing with you and overy lover ol his country, East,
West, North aud South, that we are thus far safe, i
, permil.meto remark that our business is wflhtho pre-
sent and tho future,and and not witli tho past or
with 'the past only so far as we. can deduce from it
useful lessons or experience. Wo can only hope to
heal our internal dissensions bj bonds of kindness and
conciliation; by a strict determination to adhere to the
provisions and to tho trua objects ofthe constitution
that law which isMiigh enough for an American citizen,
in tho regulation of his rijjhts and duties pand by a
spirit of mutual reg.ird, ready to couccde as well as to
demand, when sectional questions arise, with no com-
mon umpire but the patriotism of tho country. For-
tunately, in tho recent adjustment, no triumph been
attained, no pride of character has been wounded; and
this is as true a cause of rejoicing as'the adjustment
itself; and whenever we come toeother to interchange
congratulations upon tho result, if we do so fn that
enlarged spirit of patriotism which looks to each as
well us ail, thunkiug the God of our fathers, su'd our
own God, tint we are yet one country, onepepple.one
government, we may look forward, with thVblcssing
, of Providence, to a moro glorious career thau any re-
Vcorded in the long annals of history.
) "v I am, gentlemen, very respectfully, your obedient
se,Ntnt, " Lewis Cass.
tuaaame wu.oijnina Schmidt,
Main Street, Houston,
HAS constantly on hand, and will make .
in the best and most fashionable styles, Ob
aud Watered Silk, Gro'de Naples, Satin, Florenc?
Silk and Cotton Velvet, Straw aud Gtass do., Alour-"
uing do., Fancy and other do. and Caps, .Marabout
aud other Feathers, Flowers, and every other article
in tho line of Fashionable Millinery. She will also
wash aud bleach Uonnets, make Mantillas, and other
articles of Ladies fashionable attire. Ail articles will
bo furnished on the most reasonable terms, and at tho
shortest notice. - 2-,v777
The State of Texas, ) In Justice's Court, Beat
Harris County. J No. 1.
To tho Sheriff or any lawful officer of caid county
TTTHEREAS John W. Bergin has 'filed in my of-
VV lice an affidavit setting forth that Mary Purall
is justly indobled to him in tiie sum of $100, as per
account filed at the same time ; and also that the said
Mary Purall is a non-resident of this State, so that the
ordinary process of law c nuot be served : You are
therefore commanded to cite said Mary Purall by pub-
lication of litis writ for throe successive weeks in some
newspaper published in the County of Harris, to bo
and appear at my office in the city of Houston, on
Saturday, the 30th day of November, A. D. 1850,
between the hours of 10 o'clock, A. M and 2 o'clock,
P. M., to answer said complaiut, otherwise judgment
will to rendered against her.
Herein fail uot, and make due return how you have
executed this writ.
"Issued November 1, 1P50.
JNO. N. O. SMITH, J. P. H. G.
In obedience to the abovo command, I do hereby
order the sam to be published foi three successive
weeks hofore the 30th day of November, A. D. 1850,"
in the Houston Teh-graph.
JAME3 B. IiOGAN, Sh'fFII. C.
Nnvembar 11th, 1850. 3w777
ESTATE OF DANIEL T. FITCHETT,
"K&TOTICE is hereby given that I havebeen appoin-
X1 ted administrator of said estate by the county
Court of Harris county. StaU' of Texas. All persons
having claims against said estate, will prescut them
within the time prescribed by law.
JONATHAN HULL, Ad'mr.
Houston, Nov. 11th, 1350. 6w777
NOTICE. The undersigned has been appointed
administratrix of tho estate'of Kitson Morriss, de-
ceased, aud notifies all creditors to present their
claims for allowance. MINERVA MORRISS.
Houston, Cih Nov. 1850. 6w777
ggEga 30 Bbls. FLOUR, one hogshead N. O.
Clarified SUGAR, one hogshead extra N.O.
Sugar, for sale by
march 2 Groksbesck. Cooke & Co
Garden Seeds, 1850.
AN assirt'ment of Fresh Garden Seeds, lauding
from the "Farmer"' this morning.
nov9 LILL1E & McGREGOR.
DATES, Dried Applrs, Dried Peaclies aud Rais-
ins, at uov 9 Lillis tj- McGregor's.
DEALERS in Jewelry, Books and Stationery;
Fancy Dry Goods, Laces and Ribbons-; Hard-
ware, Cutlery, and Carpenters' Tooh ; Crockery, Chi-
na, Stone, and Queens-Ware, Family aud Fancy
Groceries, Furniture, cj-c, &c nov-2-
Sugar and Coffee.
(1 tihris. prime bngar,
30 sacks Rio Ccfiec,
10 " Java do.
Just received and for sale by
ang 13 HENRY SAMPSON.
Bbls. Tiliss PORK, just received aud for salo
sep 5 HENRY SAMPSON
ROBERTS & CO.,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
Groceries, Provisions, Liquors
-, Main Street, Houston.
A large supply always on baud at low prices.
Per Palmetto, 9th August.
CUFTY Bbls. St. Louis FLOUR,
C 5 boxen Tomatto Catsup.
10 Star Caudles,
10 baskets sweet Oil,
10 boxes Lemon Syrup,
For sa'i) by
aug'13 HENRY SAMPSOK. "
JaggfiBgj, Bops &
FOll SALE by
au 1 13
(Kr DRUGS '
'(' HE subscriber has lately received direct from
JL New York aud Philadelphia, a full assortment of
FRESH AND NJRE
Drugs and Medicines,
which are offered for sale on as fair terms as any oth -er
Establishment iu Texas.
As the object is to supply customers with good and
genuine Medicines, that c"i U- depended on in all
cases of sickness in Families, a regular price is set on
every aiticle, but not more th.n enough to allow a
reasonable profit, and as the subscriber does not pre-
tend to sell Cheap Medicines, he would not hold out
the inducement to Merchants aud others wishing to
purchase, that he will sell "lotcrrthan any other es-
tablishment ;"' ou the coutiary. he sella some Me:u-
CINE8 higher than they aie offered by others. Every
article sold is genuine a'-.d i-amtnted to be fresh
and o? the best quality. From tonu experience
as an Apothecary and Orngg. .', (h.tving been engag-
ed iu tho bnsines for the l-ist 20 year1-) ihe subscriber
flatters hinrw1' that be is a -ompetentjudgacf the pu-
rity of everv article u bit lire.
V. tlEN'RY ELTOT,
Apothecary aud Dtugg'st,
Main Street. Houston.
OrnVrs from Planters, Physician'! and country Mer-
chants promptly attended to. A large quantity of tho
most popular Patvnt Mediciues on hand. Also a
heavy supply of IimiI tig articles wholesale and re-
tail ! STdwtfWD
da , arn fcrsaie by
GReESBRECK, C8KE & Co.
lf5 ftv S SZK J
i LrfT Le--, r-Jr-s ETAVNX
gfe-gT sCT fe3 -aSK?
. . . . ! a
n. S. Bounty Lands,
THE undersigned, Notaty Pnblic,and Justice of
the Peace, isfurnfshed with the necessary print-
ed blank forms, together, with tho instructions Usued
by the Secretary of tho""Iuler"or, to enable those en-
titled to Bcuuty;Laud"s uiidcrlkir act of Septcmber28,
1850, to t'blain tho same wiflfou,t difficulty. AH
Officers and Soldiers who actually served ono month
or more, in eitherof the wars of the United States,
aud were honorably discharged or disabled iu service,
.or their widows or chilc.-en, ara entitled to Lauds un-
der this act: and all sales and transfers of claims
rr.ado prior to the patent, are declared null and void,
and patents will be issued to the original claimants
ouly- JOHN N. Q. SMITH, "'
oct 24- Telegraph Building, yain at.
ALMONDS just landiurr .md for salo by
orS LILLIE $ McGREGOR.-
The New Orleans Picayune.
Subscribers tVthe .New Orleans Picayune, in Tex-
as, are notified that their accounts aro left with the
subscriber for collection. He is authorized to receive
and receipt for amounts due, and to receive new sub-
scriptions. AH persons itiarrears, will please Tcmil to
the subsc.iber without waiting to be called ou by au
agoJt. - VM. CLARK,
" Tdevrap&l liaitdliif', Iliusten.
July 23, J850.
-New Maluga Rais.:us 51. R. for sale
LILLIE & McGREGOR.
plOLUURED MATS, Sheep SkinRijg3?2FJale
LSkin aud Wash Leathers, for sale by -
uov 2 LILLIE &. McGREGOR.
Drags and Hedioines - JL
iVF every description, fresh from the Norg
jS V-ihern markets, warranted pure and uuii-jK
inrcfielU:,1'rors'0,e,y - -?--"
JajlOi;EKECK."VOOSi; ct uo.
"N. O. SMITH; ' v$f
Motai PnbHr r
'I "HE nndersigued keeps constantly on han
JL will make to order, ..
Maltrasses of every description,
Including Spring, Hair, Mess, Voo!auu Cotton
1 Iso, Church Cushions, Pillows & Bolsters, CTomforis,
Sofas, Chairs, Lounges aud Ceuches re-fiiled and re-
covered with new Springs and Mohair,, j--Country
Merchants, Steamboats and Hotels supplied v
on short ucticc. ' "" ,
Purchasers will find i- to their advantage to call "
and examine my Mattrassr, &c, as J am tlio Man-
ufacturer or nlf the above named aMicf.-s.
J. R MODES. South-West corner of,
Court House &juarc,'!'H6uston.
AUMBLERS, Lace,. .- -
Glassware, Books, '
nov5 LILLIE & McGREGQR.
Brugs( Medicines and Groceries,
URUAN & ELDER ' '
til AVE associated themselves in tho above-hu-sine-'soii
Congre&s st., b-tweea Market Sijiiaro
and Main St.. and thej" hops by prompt atteution, to
share a part of public patronage. Br. Urban will pay
his pllcntioii to the sale of Medicia-Sj, ffiling l'Kysi-
ciaiis' proscriptions. &c, as the Doctor is we!! acquain-
ted with l he Drug business, having carried on tha same
in tho city of Now York aad other jil.-.ccs. Person-
may be sure to get the articles prescribed by the ats
tending Physician. Orders from Physicians, Plan-
ters and cnuntrv Merchants, promptly attended to.
Houston, July 27th, 1851). , dw1y.7fI2
J. L. BRYAN,
OFFICE, NORTHEAST SIDE COURT HOUSE SQUARE,
IS- prepared to perform all cpcratiousccnnected
with the profession, in tho most approved manner.
He will insert TEETH, from one u an entire set,
aud wairant them to give satisfaction, or no charge.
P. S. Deutists can be supplied with every article
in the Hue: Say teeth foil, files, instruments, &., at
a small advanco on New York cost. gfpNi4
DATES, currants and raisinsjutt received and for
sale by ' "-a?
march 2 Gsoesbeecs. Cooke '& Coj,
Sash and SlindSS
JAMES A. THOMPSON,
corner Main street and Texas
Avenue, opposite the Old Cap-
itol. The proprietor ofthis Fac-
tory is prepared to fill all-orders
for Sash Glazed, Blinds, Doors, &c, made out of tha
bast cypress timbers : Also, to bnitd "houses of any de-
scription desired, cither in tho city or country,- fur-
nishing all the materials therefor, with despatch, a ufl
on the most reasonable terms.
Sept. 25, 1850. dawly 771pj;
New mackerel. " - :
Packages in half barrels and kilts; Jost.re
c-ived and for tale by ". '3i'r
KENTUCKY AND INDIA BAG-
C) ( Bales. ludia Bagging, j &lJ
CJ 100 pieces Kentucky do.
300 coils do Rope, just received and
for salo by oct 8 HENRY SAMPSONJ
Fresh Arrivals from New York, Boston3
and Blew Orleans. ?'
THE subscriber has just received a full suppiy3F
Fall and Wiuter Goods, consisting, in part, of tha
following: " -,
4-4 and 7-8 Lowells, Domestics, Bleached ShirthigsvZ
and Sheetings,. Kerseys, Liuseys, Satiuctts, Kentucky ,
Jeans, Mariner's Stripes, Apron Checks, Bootsiaud?
Shoes, Ladies and Gentlemen's Fancy Gaiter and
Patent Leather Ties, Ooffee, Sugar, and Flour, Cor- '
dial of all kinds, Rock Candy, Soap and Candles, .
Lard, Sperm "and Linseed Oils, and a vorysnperior
articlo cf Old French Brandv. suitable for merifeiimt
purposes, Bagging, Rope, Twine, &.c.
A. S. RUTHVEN .Main Street -
Orders from the country carefully executed.
St.pt. 25, 184IL wtfTIS "
FIRE, INLAND AND MARBSBi
BY THE '. "?
Protection Insurance Company, Hartford, Comi. n
Capitol Stock, - $200,000
f 1M1E abovo Company has opened an office in Gav
JL veston, aud wilt isssuo polices on buildinsrs, Mer
chandize in. stores, Shipments of Cotton, Sugar, Mo-
lassos, Hides aud nil other articles of Merchandize on 'r
the navigable rivers of Texasor shipment by sea to
any ofthe harbors of the United States, Mexico or
Europe. This Company has been in busiuess nearly,. ,
25 years, and its reputation for punctuality iu adjust-
ing losses and the security of its capital, is well known -throughout
tho United States. '
0"Al! applications for Insurance will recoiyaji
prompt atteution when addressed to the Agency la j.
GEO. BUTLER & BROTHER.
ov.29, wtf727 Jsae
HATS, Mouse colored Bevear,
41 Brown Double Leghorn,
4C Fashionable "
' Rrown sinrrle "
. . . P , -s " . .Jl .' ."
44 Fashionablo i.tira.nnenuoiesKiriV
" , Superi ." " -'- "'fl
"- Boys 4 " "fr-w.'i
", Pauama, - " -iigjp Jtvat
4' ,4 "Cjmpeachy, v '-wak
lalm Leaf, r -v m& i
justrecciyjil'ir" - ;cby ' "$$. ?W
Groesbkck. Coaict SfioWW
JUST received, a fresh stock of Dry "goods, turncy-v
Goods, Clothing, Hats, Boots, Shoes, Sadafery,
Hardware, VYoodeuwarc, Crockery, brocenes, &c-
and for salo at very low prices, by.
Groesbece, Coose & Co.
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