Galveston Weekly News. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 4, Ed. 1, Friday, May 5, 1848 Page: 1 of 6
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AGENTS PORTHE WEEKLY NEW3
Corpus Christi AG. Stakes
Liverpool Brazoria co... ...... Geo. Allen
Douiiaas Nacogdoches cu . .... W. J. Hoore.
Houston .---. ........ M. K. Snell
1'ortLavscca A. W. G.Davis
Viciona.".... ....... ......-lrrsn &Sierne.
Matagorda....- --. O. E. E. Braman
Braxona P- M. Westcrvelt
Anatin ..... .... ...I Moore
Lagrange ................. G. W. Sinks '
Baatrop -. .......S. Reynold'.
Cuero (Gonxales co.) Copt.fi. D Friar
Gonzales ................Dr.C.S. Brown
Segum ..P. Smith
San Antonio I. L. Trneheart.
New Braunfela .......... ..Ferguson & Healer
Columbus...."". O. Earle
Peach Creek (Matagorda co.VT. Thatcher
Old Caner ( do. IP H. Pctley p. m.
Tezaua - B. White
Haliett'a se"Jet (Jackson co.lMr. Ballard p. in.
Caldwell (Milam co.) E. L. Suckney
Indeitendence (Waihinctuuco.).. B. Fl-urey
Washington ( do. )J. McCutchan'
dastra ( Austin co.) J. G. Sieper .
SanFelipcf do Mr. Milliard p.ra.
Faytteville (Fort Bend co '....II. Gaston.
Richmond ( do. ). S. Sullivan
Hodge's Bend ( do. )....Mr. Hodge p. m
Bonbam (Fannin co.) P.J. Pillans p. m
irauaa r. u. macogaocliea co.jJ. l nomas r
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.0' L. Holmes;
Clarksvdle (Red River J.
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Htm Orleans. - - .
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- A. A. M. Jackson
E. W. Cake la the dulv authorized Advertising?
Agent for this naner in the ci:v of Philadelphia.
Georoe Piutt ia the duly authorized Advertis
ing Agent lor tins paper in ilw city of ft'cw York.
It. Holchkiss is our aent at Nacogdoches.'
V Cieixtos Pitke Esq. is our duly author-
ized agent for San Augustine and adjacent ccun-ties-
D. G. Green. P.-M.. is onr asent for Polk' Co
A. N. B. Tompkins P. M. RatchffP. O is oar
agent tor 1 ler tK -
W. W. Fnzzell P. M Lockranzy P. O. is onr
aigent for Cherokee county.
J" Agents forthe Galveston Weekly News wil
please bear in mind thai as remittances by draft on
this Post Office ore nuw furh'dden by the Tost-
muter General they must hereafter be madehf
tale private conveyances nr by mail at onr m
receipts from the postmasters being taken iu til
AGENCr AT AUSTIN. The underfijucd
will attend to any business connected with
the Land Office snch as obtaining patents fkc
on reasoRable terms. Information lelalire lo
charges 8cc. apply to J fl J Cronii-n. f
o9w. MCH'L CRONluntf.
J. S. GROOT i
Sash Door and Blind Maker.
Poraer cf 222 and Mechanic Slmtt cpposilr
Dmt .? BaUlngrr'i.
AN assonment or Sash always on hand. Or-
dcrs from the coun'ry attended to puactuall'
anil on reasopable terms.
Sash pnmed and glazed on moderate terns
July 9 if. i
ALDEN A. M. JACKSOIj
Shipping and Commission Meriltant
No. 2$ Poydras street New Orleans.
HE respectfully offers liis services to the Planters
and Merdiaets of Texas for itiesalcpf such
staples as find a market in N.ew Orleins and
will make the customary advances uhen de
tired. He willalsomskejcash purcliasesbl every
description nf merchandise and plantatpn sup-
plies and ship the same insured to aiy point
named provided orders are based on consignments
or accompanied by ava'lable funds. sn5yw.
GREAT BOBBEKT ! Five Thou-
saud Dollars Reward (
THE President of the Bank of Chester County
waa robbed on Thutsday sftcnooiZ Der-em
berS3 at the West Chester Railroad Dcioi. near
the corner or Broad aud Race streets Philadelphia
of Ris trunk or Valise containing upwaresof FIF-
TVTHOUSAND DOLLARS of theoles 'of
this Bank among which it is believed ate the fol
lowing viz : I
One or$l000No. 30 dated June 211634;
One or $1(H0 No. 34 dated Jane 24') S34 ;
One of S1.0H0. No. 69. dited June 30: 1 ttu.
All endorsed "Pay to the order of Dreiej dc Co.
in ir. jeucrK wiin luc icucr u aiss enqorsca
on tne back ol eacb note. Ana seme or the rullov
ing may also be included viz : 1
One of $1000 No. 19 dated Jut.e19 1834
vith the letter D endorsed on lhe bad;
One ofSI.OOO No. 41' dated June 26. 1834
same letter endorsee; I
One of $1000 No. 44 same ditr: f
Dne of $1000. No. 64. dated Jane 30. 1R31
These seven are all the Notes of this Bank of
the above denominations thstare noncircula-
lion. aome ot the luliomng may be aicluded in
those stolen viz : '
One of $500 No. 34 dated Jone 25 1834 vrith
the tetter D endorsed on the hack;
' Oneof$500 No 41. d.led June 271831;
One of SJOO No. 78 dated July 5 1631.
'One ofS500No. 70 dated July 3 1631;
Three others of $500 each d'tes ani numbers
-io notes ol the asove oenominations will be
issued by the B ink until new plates are' obtained.
These seven are all the notes of 500 each now in
circulation. The folloivin; a-e also believed lo
be among the notes stolen viz ;
One ofSlOO.Jfo. 2803 dated Jlartkl -....
2 1847; ""ln lhe
One orSlOO No. 3066 same date I '"'" D
One ofSlOO No. 596 dated Sept. U j.endor!-
1834 i'l n
Oneor$S0 No. 2918 dated March J a
.The Bank will give a reward of S3 tGo for the
recoreiy of the money and in proportion Tor any
part thereof; and $500 for ILe conticlbu of eaih
of the persons. j
" WM. DARLINGTON.
President of the Baak of Ctcster Co.
DY'D TO VTKSOJD
Jfest Chester Fa. Dec. 28 1817.-iprill2 1L
tThe Uoustoa Telegraph Austin Democrat
Victoria Advocate and Matamoras FIjk'hi olease
give the above four weekly insertion md for-
vram tneir accounts to inis omce.
rpBE Brms of Webb Duval 4- Co.j.nd A jres
J'WehboiCo. have this day been absolved by
mutual consent of 'the parties conboiing the
( aame. The unfinished bu
f Jlrt settled and closed by J
' ' i Vu-?f and David Ayres. "
Same aociinunisncu uusincsici sasi nrms will
r James Wcbb.Thomas H.
THOS: H. DUVAL
:- a. l.. urcuuic
Pnrtin March 22d 1818. - j ip a-3ai
VOL. V. INFO. 4.
Saturday Kvening April 39 184S.
Id" The steamship Palmetto Captain
J. Smith will leave this port for New Or.
leans to-morrow at 9 o'clock a. m.
j- We are indebted to Messrs. Cruger
& Moore lor a copy of the Laws of Texas
as parsed by our last Legislature. It reach-
ed us on Tuesday last ; bulla the haste of
stitching (we suppose) some few pages are
omitted in this copy. This work embraces
all the general laws between 300 and 400 pp.
and has been completed as wc learn in the
short time ofseventcen days from the time
the manuscript was received. This was de-
cidedly quick work. All the laws will be
ready for distribution in a few days. The
execution is highly creditable lo the Tele-
jj-We omitted to state that J L. Allis of
Gonzales went in the Galveston last Sunday en
roirreto the Democratic National Convention of i
Baltimore. He is one of the delegates' appoint
ed by the Convention in Austin. He is the ne-
phew of tho well known Richard M. Johnson
of Kentucky and from a very brief acquain-
tance wc should judge him lo be a gentleman
of considerable capacity and of much enthusi-
asm in the cause of Democracy. Ho however
declares his determination not In. vote for men
for President aud Vice President who aro not de-
cidedly opposed to tne Wilmot Prtniso. Wo
hope the other delegates may take tho same
course. It will be bat justice to the people of
JS5 We regret to learn that Mr. McDon
aid (the enterprising gentleman who is known
to our citizens as having undertaken the new
steamer at Smithfield) died recently while
absent from home in Polk county. He was
attacked suddenly while earnestly engaged
upon the enterprise that had so long engross-
ed all his thoughts and the complaint proved
fatal in a short time. His loss will be de-
plored by all who were acquainted with his
many excellent qualities especially his supe-
rior energy and indomitable perseverance.
He had embarked every thing in the con
struction of a boat suited to the navigation of
the Trinity. He was stimulated to the ut-
most exertions by a conviction of the great
.importance ofopening the trade of the prin-
cipal river of Teas but was suddenly cut
off when just on the eve cf witnessing tj
consummation of his hopes. Such disap-
pointments cannot be contemplated but with
painful emotions. We know not exactly
what disposition will be made of the boat
but wc learn that the workmen employed on
her are prosecuting their labors and will
soon have this boat fin-shed. At.least she is
"Expected to-comemtloWtnrnrrrvTrin a lew
days and to receive her completion in this
port. A large portion or her machinery and
materials was furnished by some of the citi-
zens or Galveston secured by alien on the
boat. She is represented hy every one as a
boat ol excellent model and very superior
workmanship and as made of the best ma
tcrials for strength and durability.
Tbe Galveiton & Bed River ltniWvnr.
At the late se&sion of the Legislature an Act
of Incorporation was passed authorizing tho or
ganization of a Company and the construction of
a Railway from Gahestou Bay to Red Ricr.
This projected enterprise very deservedly at-
tracts the attention of the citizens of Galieston
and excites rational hopes of its timely cousum-
rnation. It is not however an entire novelty.
The same project was presented in -January
1S47 through the columns of this paper iu a
letter addressed to a Road Committee appointed
at a public meeting of the citizens. Of this let-
ter it was understood that Mr. A. J. Yates was
the author and although the suggested enter-
prise seemed then to be checked by the pres-
sure of its own magnitude still like bread cast
upon the waters it has returned after many days
moulded in the form prescribed in tho charter.
The magnitude and value of the advantages
to be derived by this city and the whole territo-
ry permeated by the road in the event of its
completion cannot be calculated. It.will open
to the ocean by the most accessible of all facili-
ties a region uf country much larger than the
entire State of New York. From the banks of
Red River to Galveston transportation will be
effected in twenty-four hours. This region al-
though tolerably well settled owing to its mere
local advantages of climate and soil is almost
excluded from market. It er'ends from the
Rait on RVd River to the farthest western point
of its capability for navigation being probably
some three or four huudred miles west of Coffees
Station uuibraciug iho country on TuolU sides of
the river. Through this channel the entire trade
of Santa I"e and New Mexico is destined to seek
its outlet. It also includes those immense
tracts of fertile land watered by the Upper and
Middle Trinity aud the Upper Brazos. Iu fer
tility of soil variety aud abundance of products
healthfulness of climate and iu mines of coal and
iron both of which are now wrought to some
extent for local use this region will advantage
ously compare with any other whatsoever. In
its northern portion cotton is the grand staple
product; but it is equally adapted as experi-
ence has fully tested to the culture of tobacco
wheat and oilier grains. Iu its southern per.
tion the producticji of sugar will no donbt con-
stitutc the leading object of the planter; and in
this tbe history of seeral past years renders sue
cess no longer problematical. Our sugar lands
are superior to those of Louisiana.
It cannot be expected however that the con-
templated enterprise will be effected without
the aid influence co-operation and liberal muni-
fiance of that large class of our citizens who are
to be greatly benefitted by it. Capital will not
sect iin estmeut in our yet new and comparatively
unsettled State unless inducements are held out
to its owners of sufficient power to convince
them beyond all shadow of risk or doubt that
their wealth will be productively applied. The
means of effecting this is in the hands of onr
land-owners who by contributing a portion of
their land may it is believed not only secure
the construction of the road but render the re-
mainder of their estates immensely more valua-
ble than the s-lole is at lhe present time. In
such contributions however it would be pnni-
ded that no title should pass except in the event
ot the completion of the work.
From a recent couersatiou with the gentle-
men interested in the charter we belieethe
foregoing to be a iair outline of their views and
an expose of the plan upon which they base
their hopes of success.
Ed" The failure of the steamer J9e7f a lo
navigate the Guadalupe gave occasion to
some journals and lo that class of persons
who are always prediplSJijijrinrlJijrure of e"v-
ety enlerprize to cummct3nlieiir'oY& 'eajf""
ty by the sago remark i3-kn(J2U wbtlNbe
so." But tho Adfoca'e iroTT5fccourageil.
We copy t(ie following fronftliat journar anil
fully concur in the sentiments expressed :
We know that it was four years from lite
time the first steamboat was built al fills-
burg before a sleamcr ever ascended the
Father of waters above Natchez and thai
the ingenious and enterprising Fulton him-
self failing to accomplish this object it was
final! lofV f. Pnnl Hnv M Khrvo nnd
h Beam '. Enternrize." beintr the third
Doat built for the purpose of navigating the
Mississippi the two first being unable to
stem the powerful current of the Mississippi.
We could refer to many similar facts with re
gard to the progress and final completion of
similar great undertakings. ione are unat
tended with difficulties and delay which have
to be overcome by enterprise perseverance
and lhe outlay of money. When we look at
the vast sums expended in openinp- the Ohio
Missouri Mississippi Arkansas Red river
and in tact all our western streams is it to
be wondered at that without any aid from the
hand of Government the people of Texas
meet with delays and difficulties in opening
navigation upon their rivers 1 A single addt
tional remark and wc dismiss a subject upon
which we have so often discoursed lo our
readers. Does not all experience show that
the masses are always sceptical and slow lo
believe in the success of new and difficult un-
dertakings 1 And are not such undertakings
in nine cases out of ten accomplished by a
few public spirited individuals unaided by
any and perhaps laughed at by the tribe
of croakers who would ever appear to he gif-
ted wilh all knowledge by intuition. But the
laugh is generally turned against the croak-
ers; for in our country there is always enter-
prise sufficient to complete whatever is un-
dertaken; and such we have the profoundest
confidence will be the case wilh the navicm.
lion of the Guadalupe of the final success of
which we have never entertained Hie sitgnt-
A Scene in the Hocse. That lively gos-
sip the Washington correspondent of the
Charleston News thus sketches a scene in
the comedy which came off in the House ol
Representatives on the llth inst.:
We had an exciting dtv in the House of
Representatives. Mr. P.tllrcy. of Massa-
chusetts moved to reconsider the vo'e by
which was passed ycslerd.ty the resolutions
congratulating France on having .consolida-
ted republicanism. He was very earnest in
his Jaudalion ol respectable ''colored" citi
zene of that State mid" in.n I'nlbeiic iuvr
alluded to a '-cli.inninghny.-' who was s.itd
to be a good scholar. ' If my son who was
ln companion" said lie 'h.ul not treated
him with every demonstration of respect
and good will. I would not lei I for him rise
esteem and confidence which I now do."
But lhe boy died. Mr. Johnson of Tennes-
see asked leave to propound a question:
'Would you have been willing lint this
'charming boy' should have married your
daunhler?" Mr. Palfrey was somewlat
staggered for a reply. Ho remarked that
the practice or a community did not come up
to its theory and that he uould introduce no
person into his family who would he disa-
greeable to then or to his friends. This oc-
casioned laughter long and loud.
itT The qualifications of a voter under
the present government of France are : lsi
citizenship by birth or naturalization; 2d
the age of twenty-one years; 3d six mouths
residence. No properly qualification is re
quired. Under the former government there
was but about one voter to ISO inhabitants ;
now the number is at least thirty times as
Ef The Governor of Pennsylvania has
vetoed two bank charters passed by the
Legislature of that Slate. The House on
reconsidering the vote sustained the vetoes.
Two others the Partners' and Mechanics'
of Philadelphia and the Columbia Bank
and Bridge Co. which the Senate have
re-passed spite of the Governor's veto re
main to be acted on hy the House.
Sir RobertPeel and the French Re-
volution. During a recent debate in the
British House of Commons Sir Robert Peel
alluded to the French Revolution and said :
"But he had always deprecated the con-
version of this country into the scene of in-
trigue against neighboring monarchies and
was prepared equally .to deprecate such a
course in regard to a Republic. The "rule
which was good for a monarchy was equal-
ly good for a republic He had heard with
satisfaction the Government had determined
to abstain from all interference and was
convinced that that determination would be
faithfully and honorably observed. The
Right Honorable Baronet then expressed
his earnest hope that those who directed the
destinies of France would content them-
selves with the regulation of their own affairs;
that it would be in the power of that country
to'exhibit a form of Government strong in its
own resources; and that her rulers would re-
concile perfect independence with a due re-
gard for the rights established by treaties
and not set the example of that aggression
which might involve the peace of Europe
and entail irreparable mischief on the civil-
ized world. '
EiF" The Rask Pioneer has our sincere thanks
for the very friendly and flattering terms iu
which we find onr paper spoken of. We appre-
ciate the favor the more as coming from an entire
Amoug the passengers who nrri ed in this city
fmm England sava lhe New Yotk Herald are
SirJuhu Richardson and party who have been
commissioned by the British Government to pro-
ceed to the polar regions in search of Sir John
Franklin's partyot explorers
JtpA new agent for producing insensi-
hiliiirtn nain has recently been discovered
in Norway. It'consists of sulphate of carbon
which maybe easily obtained Irom cnarcoai
Competition on the North River has re-
duced the fare between New York and Al-
bany lo 12 cents.
Never tell a man he's a fool; in the. first
place he vvon't believe you ; in the next j ou
make him your enemy.
Will of the People should Rnle.
GALYESTON FRIDAY HAT 5
( JVom fAe Husk Pioneer.)
The Reasons Why.
When the battles of Palo Alio and Rcsaca
de la Palma were fought why did the people
of the United Slates indiscriminately and
without distinction of parly laud den. Tay-
lor for his achievements and sneak of hi3 dis
patches as denuting a mind of the greatest
intellect? Because they looked at the man
as he was with unbiassed judgements.
When the viciorv of Monterey was gained
and the people sent up shoutsjrom one end '
ot ine untteu otaies to tne outer in joy oi
the victory. andsani that Uenl Taylor's pat-
riotism andrcrieralship entitled him to the
higlkft (rtcSr'of his countrymen'; and that
his"Slticial writings evinced a nitnd of suffic-
ient strength" and ability to fill with honor
and advantage the scat of the Chief Magis-
tracy of the nation whyjOva'itjin wily poli-
ticians exhibit great AjjjBjrVnjring any
thing in 'lis piaise? ''jseeKiryl'enrecl he
could not be made subservidit to party pur
When the ball leofBuena Vista was fought
and won in spile of Executive machinations
to prevent Gen. Taylor's achieving another
victory and the people cxp'resssed a deter-
mination to make Taylor President why did
the eager politicians of both parties claim him
as theirs and each deny that lhe other had
any right to him? Because they were mak
ing desperate efforts to drag him into their
When Gen. Taylor rppeatedly declared
that he would not be the candidate ol a purity
and tbatil he should be President at all he
must be the President of lhe veople why did
certain rabid politicians boldly assert that he
would not be run for that office for that nei
ther party would support lum. and conse-
quently he would not be sustained ? Be-
cause they wished lo discourage the people
in "the prospects of their favorite man and in-
duce them lo take up one who could be made
Why do the same partisans who upon
Gen. Taylor's first victories and the exami-
nation ol'his official reports spoke of his pat-
riotism and of his talent in the highest terms
now "denounce him as a man of very weak
intellect and declare that it is nolhine short
of man worship to advocate the claims of
sucli a simpleton to tne rrcsiuencys Be-
cause their cause is growing desperate they
have resorted to falsehood and detraction lo
attain their ends.
Since Gen. Taylor persists in not being lhe
candidate of a party why are the people de-
termined to sustain him? Because they
know his worth and they have seen Iho de-
plorable evils ol partisan Presidents and are
determined to remedy litem by placing in the
Executive chair one who will be actualcd
alone by the good orthe country regardless
DEPOSITORY" OF THE AMERICAN
SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION AT
Durin?oiir late visit lo onr neighboring
rilv on theB.ivou we visited lhe Depository
of "the American Sunday School Union and
n.ts pleased to find it well stored with the
late and valuable publicniinns ufhetiaipor-
Hint iiiiu irtny iiiiiiiiuiri))ic tisfot-i.iiiuu. vie
found many of lhe publications of quite a
large size prepared with much care lor the
benefit ol aduli readers. We would specify
particularly the Bible Dictionary containing
643 pnges and illustrated by upwards of COO
ennravmgs printed in a beautiful type and on
fine paper and handsomely bound all for the
extremely low price ol seventy-five cents.
The Bible Geography containing 382 pages
similarly got up with numerous maps and
illustrations lor fifty cents with various
other late publications of muchmeiii which
we have not now timetonolicc.
We learned from Mr. James Burke agent
of lhe American Sunday School Union lor
this otalc. mat mere was quite a tieinanu
for the publicalions of the " Union" through-
out the Stale. orders for books coming in
frequently which he was busily engaged in
In anu and even measure tending lo pro
mote the moral and mental improvement of
our citizens we most sincerely rejoice.
And we certainly know of no instilulions
that tend so directly to this end which are at
the same lime attended with so small trou
ble or expense as the various Sunday
Schools scattered over our Slate. Divested
as we believe they now are of all sectarian
objects they deserve the cordial support of
all classes oi our citizens air. urite iius
our best wishes for his success.
A New York Marriage in High Life.
By way of anticipating the announcement in
that veracious journalj lhe Herald wc have
the pleasure to inform our renders that Cor-
poral Hopkins of Engine Company No. 53
was this mornintr united to Miss Sarah Ma
ria Ketch daughter of lhe late J. Ketch one
of our most respectable citizens. The cere-
mony was performed at 7 o'clock by Mr.
Jusiice Drinker at the Station House. The
nappy couple immediately set on on tne Drt-
dal tour in the cars to HaiIemWe learn
that they propose spending lhe forenoon al
Bradshaw's. Returning they will slop at
Cato's. if time permit. They are 'expected
back io town about 6 o'clock in the evening
in one of Murphy's new omnibuses. They
wijlvisit the Chatham Thealre.and witness
the performance of the Modei-Arlists. After
which they will partake of a supper of baked
beans al Sweeney's. We learn lurther that
they will spend their honey moon in lhe city
having engaged lodgings at that elegant
and spacious mansion known as the Old
Distillery N. K.Vew World.
The Future Presioent op France.
Douglass Jerold says in his letter : -'Every
hour may now bring forth important events.
The gale is rising; nevertheless though the
vessel may be some timeunder stress ot wea-
ther 1 have greet faith in the knowledge and
firmness of the future President of the French
Changes in the Cabinet. A letter from
Washington semi-official to lhe Richmond
Inquirer say: "I predict that Serretary
Marcy will go Minister to.Russia; aud thai
Gen. B. F. Pierce ofNcw Hampshire will
succeed him in lhe War Department ; also
that as soon as these changes take place Air.
Gilet now Solicitor of lhe Treasury will be
appointed Attorney General."
Write it in Golh. The great compre-
hensible truths says President Quincy writ-
ten in letters ol living light on every page of
ourhistory are these: 'Human happiness
has no perfect security but freedom ; free-
dom none but virtue ; virtue none but knowl-
edge ; and neither freedom nor virtue nor
knowledge has any vigor or immortal hope
except in the principles of the Christian faith
and in the sanction of the Christian religion."
A man being asked how old he was replied
"I am in health;" and being asked how rich
he was said '-I am not in debt."
"Jl3 R is reported that Gen. Scott will re-
si"n as soon as he returns lo Washington.
IIUNTSVULE. April 21 ISIS.
To the Editor of the Galveston News:
Dear Sir Tho District Court having concln-
ded its Spring sitting in oi.r county hanging or
imprisonment finding no fuv or vv ith cither judge
or jury; tho summer season approaching caus-
ing merchants aud counter jumpers not -'baby
jumpers" to -'stand all day in the market place
idle" or at least al thtir respective store doors
for the market place is yet in embryo; the
health ofour town moral and physical being
in such a couditipn that doctors and lawyers
nave no employment as a proof of v Inch I
may mention tlrutthc lawyers are peddling their
talent such as they are tit the dilleient courts
over the country and the doctors either leaving
for less "hcnllhy climes" or "drcsed it) a little
brief authority " ykiving all 'manner of fantastic
tricks b'efoie high heaven us either Representa-
tive editor 1'. M.. or superintendent of "Afric'a
sable sous" nt their daily labor I lhiuk vimr
humble 'servant ran find nothing better to do
thansitilovvu ant? instead of "whistling an he
sits for wan" of thought" try to find amusement
by acting for the "New s" Iho part of "Onr Ilni'U-
Villo Correspondent" ulwavs premising flut
there is "still a little mure left" as the auctio-
neers say lo write nbont. And as a pit.ee of
news 1 would inform you that one of our gal-
lant Senators Gen. Houston has had another
goodly blanch added to his family tree in the
shape of a beautiful little daughter at least Iho
gossips siiy so for I have an instinctive horror nl
'little children;" thus if there vvas"no shouting
"for joy that a man child is bom into the vv orhl"
I do not don' t that the "Old 'Chief will jump
for joy that a woman child is born to him. In
the next place I can tell you that if the peniten-
tiary is not "locn led" at lluttlsville it will not
be because it ought not ! as less "traveling at the
State's expense" will occurif placed there than
at any other spot uameable it being tho most
ccntml as our Slate now stnutls ily tho by
vvhat are you doing about public improvements
couit nousesaaiis rivers roail ciit'rche etc.
luyourcllvt llieliou editor ol the Civilian tolls
us "Trinitarian'!" in reference to the improve-
taelit of Our river to reuiember lhe fable of the
man with his cart wheel "hogged down;"
bt.t may it not be rather an excuse forthe lack
of spirit in votir citizens I It has been often
made a question whether Galveston is to be Me
ijUiponuni ol lexasornotr xoiirovvnmuolencc
isiili lint will prevent it. The "to be or not to
be" rssts with yourseh es 't is your wheel that
is bogged t i-i your. own shoulders that nitlt
get it out: do n't throw on others the work
yourselves must perform. And withal let me
reminu you tlut to secure Hie traue ot onr river
for j onr city we of tho Trinity are willing to
doourlsl Galvcstou is loo noble not to "go
and do likewise" atlehst I for one think so.
Xo'i shill hear again from me so soon as wo
geta branch of your bank located here so that
you cau remit my X for furnishing thi. We
live heio iu hopes "that a good time is coming."
as Diikens says. Youis tom fixglr.
1 1'- S. Do n't let your cotemporary of tho Ci-
vilian know anything concerning Mai child par-
ticularly ifyou wish to .lumxiiice it first iu vonr
paper; fori have no doubt judging from hi3
culumusfur some time past that he would pro-
claim lhe same in all "extra" us ho evidently
considers himself lht exclusive herald ofthe.Ge-
neral'a achicv ctnents. t. t.
From the Medical News.
Injurious Effects from Ciiloroforjl
It U stated in tho New York Express that
Mrs. Iteblsant was put under the influence
of Chlorofojuvfor the purpose ol havintr a
footn extracted". Atti-r-lnnaltng-tncrnrlicle"
he lay lifeless for several hours and was fi-
nally conveyed home in a state of insensi-
bility; ultimately she recovered her menial
faculties but has since been laboring tinder
prostration paralysis ol the longue and loss
A young man in New Bedford who in-
haled Chloroform for amusement is said in
the papers to have been thrown into convul-
sions which lasted for sixteen hours wiihnut
In Baltimore a medical student came
near losing his life from the same cause; al-
ter inhalinff chloroform for a lime he became
insensible in which state he remained for
one hour and a half.
An Apothecary's apprentice in Philadel-
phia was thrown into convulsions by the in-
halation of Chlnrolonn.
A lady of Cincinnati in the enjoyment of
gootl heallli wno inhaled cliioroiornt prepara
tory to Having a loom cxiracieu suiiuciiiy
sunk tinder its effects-and did not revive.
A man in New York suddenly expired
after inhalinrr chloroform to produce insensi-
bilily lb the pain of an operation for fistula in
Jl aecne zn Itu: acuuic. ii'c ini.-iinigiuii mi-
responde: f theCharlestou Nevvsthusdc&cribes
. r. ... .. - (T i- 'PI... IV.il.li.nH aav.
n Rppue in Senate ou the Ctb iiHtann
Theru wts an occurreut.e in tbe Senate to-day
that caused intense eveitemen'. These resolu-
tions of sympathy for France were under consid-
eration. ' There was in the reporte s' pallery a
decently dressed man hailing lrom Ohio and
known as Gen Price. He looked down upon
the members with a wilJncss of expression that
attracted the attention of those who were near
to him. Mr. Allen no sooner -arose from his oeat
to speak than the General leaped ov er the re-
porter's desks Iias'ily let himself down ou the
irame-w nrk that suspends the drapery of the
canopy over the chair of the Vice Piesideiit nnd
directly behind the large gilt eagle. The Vive
President was of coarse alarmed nnd so were
the Seuatols. Some of them changed their scats
in the tw inkling of an eye. Mr. Allen stopped
short in his lemaiks; and in the midst of the
consternation the General shouted put pointing
to Mr. Allen "f object lo 'hat man forcing his
opiniotis upon us." The Searg- aut-at-Arms vv as
called forar.J "take him oat!" was lit-ard ia all
directions. The ladies in lhe galleries attemp-
ted to make their escape as though the man
could fly ov or them! One of lliealteudauts in the
gallerii s leaned ov er the desks and with a de-
gree of strength rarely surpassed seized the
General by the shou'ders aud drew him up as
he was proclaiming that he stood on the plaltorm
ol heav en and that he protested against the pro-
ceedings. He was evidently deranged. So soon
us Le was removed Mr Allen proceeded vith
his remarks without farther interruption i'ou
cau scarcely imagine the excitement that this
Unitld States and France. The Res-
olutions offered by Mr. Allen in the U. S.
Senate and which passed that body unani-
nously are as follows :
Besotted $c That in lhe name and be
half of lhe American people the congratula-
tions of Conirress are hereby tendered to the
people of France upon the success of their
recent eiioris io cousoiiuaie me punuipics u
liberty in a republican iorm of government.
And be it further Besolccd That lhe
President of the United Slates he and he is
hereby requested to transmit this resolution
tn the American Minister at Paris with in
structions to present it to the French Govern
We learn from the Washington Union
that lhe resolutions were sent ofTby express
from the Slate Department to New York to
o-o out on the steamship United Stales.
Somebody in an exchange print certifi
cates lhat he wants to recover a :'Iost wallet
belonging to a geatleman made of calf skin."
"I am going to draw this beau into a knot"
as the lady said when standing at lhe hyme-
NEW SERIES NO. 4.
The magnetic Telegraph.
What mean the mites of pleaming wire
Stretched out a far o'er bill and plain
Asiftostriug some massif e lyre
To ring out earth's redeeming strain ?
It is a lyre whose every string
Shall vibrate to the praise of man ;
Such tribute to his genius bring
As ne'er was paid since time began.
It is the master piece of earth
The climax of all hniuan might
Wltcn man forgetful of his birth
Infringes on Jchuvah's light.
It is tho path whrre lightnings fly
Obedient to man's lotdly will.
Who forced them from their native sky.
And chuiucd Ihem down ou every hill.
Ouee they were messenger of God
And iljcd-thrnugh Iieiiven'a remotest span
But nov they 've left their high abode
To heraldoutthe vvays'of mau.
Np morevve '11 trast the carrier dove
Or iron steed or lagging gale ;
But call the lightnings from above.
To spread the new s and tell the tale.
They far ouUpeed lhe rolling eartb
A nd put the car ol time abai.k ;
Before the future has its birlh
'T is passed upon the spirit track.
That track the great highway of tkoagit
Where distant nations converse hold ;
Ero word is said or deed is wrought
'T is whispered round aud round lhe world.
From east to west from pole to pole.
Wherever mun has pressed the sod
The v cry thought of every soul
Is omuiprcseut like as God.
It binds the nations all in ono.
And thrills its pulse throughout the Caion
Till every kingdom thlic aud tongnc
Shall live and act iu full communion.
From lhe N. Y.-Sutiday Mercury.
Short Patent Sermon.
This is tbe text from which I shall preach to-
day: I saw a mouse vv ithiit a trip.
"Poor little thinjr." said I.
( "Oh ! vv by so foolish to go. in 1
Pray tell me. mousey wb ?'
Mv hearers mice lire foolish little 'animals:
they sacrifice their souls for a crnmb of cheese
the same as you do yonrs for a few lumps of gold.
I can cobble up an excuse how ever for the mice.
It i absolute hunger that driv es them tajlestruc-
tion; but you wretched misers jump'inlo a pit
of misery fbl Iho 'sdke of something that vou
want but don't need any more than a vv bite bear
needs mittens niid an overcoat. hy vv ill ou 7
oh ! vv hy will you brethren fur tne sake of a
thiuy dollar allow yourselves to bc.cntrapped
by that arch enemy of mankind who goes about
according to scripture seeking- whom he mi"ht
suck si mebody in!" Verily it bath been writ
ten of old "Every body for himelf and the devil
for us all;" but lustead of each one's 2oiiur fr r
himself now-a-davs every one seeirs to go for
tucdcvil wlitcii is givmg Itie old tellovv rather
more popularity than Ins general character
should permit. iCovv for mv part I despise the
devil as I do boiled cabbage at dinucr; aud if
ever f found ou occasion tn write b'sn:j2" I.
should no lnme'thiufromtgiiTfyiiigit. wilh a biiz
I) at the beginning than ot paring a little gf
God. as was tho wont of my departed friemf.
General Jackson iu his epistolary correspon-
dence. I wnut to have nothing to do with a
character sunk so low down tri the bottomless
pit - and yet he seems to have some particular
business with me as vvellas with yon all.
.My ftiends iu every path of life the devil sets
his trips j and it is cnriulis to sec the fmiuy
beasts birds and reptiles that be catches Toor
pcnnvless cieatures are driven iu by necessity
and men of wealth and appireut respectability
are caught by their onn mdiscretiun at hist.
Many a jiriest has he coua'cd as game; and it is
but two or three years since he caught a bishop
by the tail in the State of New York! but as to
how he escaped thereby stillhangs a tale most
piobably by a compromise. What are the
traps? joii inquire. Why my friends every
ruui-mill grnggery and tippling-shop (where
they don't stll good liqu6r) is a trap set by the
devil tu catch those who oru iruiltv of not haviu2
uv er three cents irr their puckets for the time be-
ing.. But if the dev il ho not a gentleman ac
cording to Hie established rales of etiquette I
must allow hiin a certain amount of credit for
benevolence: he extends hospitality to all those.
vv ho have the misfortune tu bu shut ont of heav-
en and aflords warm if not comfortable apart
ments tu every one that watiders iu despair out-
smcltie gates ol i'aratlisc.
My hearers larbe it bum rao to advi-e yon to
go to the dev il iu any emergency; bat keep
Icar of him and avoid his trap. Keep nut ot
Wall street Church street aud never enter the
doors vv here they retail distil c 1 damnation li
quid lieiMireatlhree icutea go; aud lvvtiikln t
insure your soul under u very h avy percent-
age were I certain you imbibed alcohol at even
a shilling a nip. Now when I sec young men
led astray by tho ni Is and entirenieiiU of the Old
Boy and mortals matured powni'ig theirsouls
for a single dollar I cannot help tossing to ll.eui
a slice nl sympathy a cold cut oftensuie and a
modicum ol lurgivraes all dune up in lhe auie
lonngnirn! look o'lt for the traps and. 'litres
ol the world i r joiiiiiayhivcatb.iiiccto sipieal
whenifistuo lite lor snttor. Every pleasure
hath its pui-uu and each swiet a m.hp it Las
lieeii iniiyren.arKiULy somebody itwiu 'ever
thus from Lbildhuud'shniir' yea it always has
been 6luce rsulure was a lillle tiirlund woiu tun-
talettes. Andv.oujH gray-hainil worshippers
of the shrine of Muuilnoi.! lfvou allow votir ava
raeiotis propel sitits lo get and keen th beUtr"
of tint diviue creature tailed Conscience you
will worry out tbeiciiiahidcr of jour days in a
cage of misery aud louucnt in u trap cage set
hy Satan and baited with a sixpence. Brethren!
- one aud all don't he ciught with chatT saw
dust or gold-dust; but pursue the even Louise
ot prudence and huuertv and should vou haprieu
to get into lhe mire ol mislurtuue Heaven Hope
t'.iilence una I erscv eraiiLe win as suiely put
you on solid "round nxain as (hvthelooks of tho
w eather) it w ill be a fair day to-morrow. So
mote ir oe: uow. j n.
The Springfield Gazelle says Louis Phi
lippe lias lour sons irm. me eldest ol whom
was accciduilally killed.
William Smith was the name assumed by
Louis Philippe when he ran away the name
ol'lhe Governor of Vrginia. The Richmond
Republican says lhat the name chosen was
inappropriate; lor. whatever he the faults of
Gov. Smith he never yet ran aicaij lrom a
Why arc the French people likean unsuc-
cessful gambler Because they have Phil-
lipped philiped their croicn ami losi a Louis
The history of the latter Jvtngs of France
shows a remarkable succession of misfor-
tunes; Louis XVI guillotined ; Louis XVII
died ofwant; Louis XVIII twice exiled; Na-
poleon exiled; his son died in a foreign'land;
Charles X dethroned ; Henry V proscribed;
Louis Philippe put to flight ; the Count of
Koihing can more forcibly indicate the
State of distrust and alarm that exists in
France than the mere fict lhat five per cent
premium is paid for gold in'exchange for sil
ver. Thisjof course is only done because ofj
tne greater1 taciiiiy gold atlonls lor transpor-
tation or concealment.
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do. for two years in advance 50a
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bcrs and making remittances.
20 percent will also be allowed lo'any person
who will obtain five subscribers and remit us the "
balance or SJ40foreach subscriber in advance. - -
This discount Wil also be allowed to clubs.
Ten or more copies of the Weekly News will be -furnished
to the same order at a discount ol 25 pet
cent from the single subscription price of three
riollirs DPr annum rprtitrinn .-..I. e.tiennt:An ...
I) 225 in advance.
And ten or more copies may be had for two years
at the rale ol U2 in advance lor each copy.
MertDEit. Discovered nr Clairvotavce.
About tho middle of tbe month of February
18 Iff John S. Bruce eighteen years of ase son
of Mr. Lewis Brufe a resident of WeStford
Middlesex county ia this-State disappeared
mysteriously and nothing was heard of him.
Recently Mr. Brace the father though a disbe-
liever in mesmerism and clairvoyance was per-
suaded by some of his friends to consult a pro.
fessed clairvoyant one Miss Freeman in Lowell
street in regard to his missing son. Miss Free-
man described all that happened to tho son
since he left his father's house. She stated that
w bile hero he had fallen into b-d company and
had been induced to drink something soon after
which he was seized with convulsions and died! - -.
iu thai state; that he was then bnricd under a
heap of manure but was subseqncntly taken
out upon the water and his body sunk in tho
harbor; that he was afterwards found and placed
in the tomb numbered 15 ia tho South Burial
Being called upon a second timeMis9-Ffee-- . ' -man
described tbe.positioa.oCf be eciEu. witb - -. sJ-
mucb nimutenc. Mr. Bruce went to-ihe-ot J3S3 O"
ficoot ilr.-rfncnln Superintendent of Burials r
and very carefully searched his records. Thero
was a record of but one unrecognized body and! '
that' was of a negro. From personal inspection
Mr. Brnce sutisDed himself it was not hii ion's.
Still influenced by the assurances of the clairvoy-
ant he made a careful search among the cofBna '
mntnlnon fc -
As revealed by the clairvoyant lhe body was
found with clothes upon it. A wallet containing j
needles was found which has been identified as
having belonged to yonng Brnce br his Westfbnl
acquaintance. His teeth have been identified:
by his sister; and there being an accumulation of
proof as to the identity of the deceased the body
was given up to Mr. Bruce removed by him to .
Westford and interred.
We leant from the Times from wM:a wo con
denso tho above authentic details that Mr. Hill
the sexton atthe South Burial Ground has a
flint recollection that something likn two vmto
ago the body of a. person considerably decayed "
..us iuuuu m iuu water oj ine nay near JSonlu
Boston but as yet no account of a coroner's in-
quest upon it has been discovered or of its ba-
nal. This would lead to the supposition that if
it.vvas the bodjr of young Brnce it mast have
hetn buried undera false name. The extraonhV
nary means by which" this discovery is reputed .
to have beenTmadc are certainly worthy of beicj'
closely investigated bythe "properanthorit?
The storyisa plaiaone. "Hpw did Miss IT r
man acquire her knowledge in regard to the i-
ceasedt By collusion with those who rc?K
knewthociicumstahccs.?' If so sh&sLonldbei
duly interrogated. By clairvoyance? Ifsojlet
us confess "there are morV things in heaven and
earth than are dreampt of in onr philosophy.'.'
Tho 4dverthcr of this morning states that the
matter is to undergo 'investigation. fasten
Transcript. - " "
Kosciusko and bis Love. The maiden
to whom thi3 Polish hero gave his heart was
a daughter of one of the grand Dignitaries
of the kingdom and therefore raised by birth
uuuve ius-ciushu adul true love is a true
leveller its alchemy detects merit in the
meanest station and its power ofaffinily ran
overcome material obstacles. The Lady
Louisa Sosnowski returned the love of tho
poor officer as the truth and fervency of his
attachment'deserved but a life of happiness
waijiot fur.hrm- -Thcyoung laiy first con-
fided her attachment to her mother ; and .-
then Kosciusko with tears and kneeling at
the father's feet confessed his pure batun-
conquerable passion. The parents blinded
byjiereditary pride of ancestry and exasper-
ated at the idea lhat the Eplendor of their an-
cient" house should be dimmed by their .
daughter's marriage with an officer of rank '
inferior prohibited all intercourse between
the impassioned lovers and to insure lhe
1 observance ofiheir prohibition placed spies
upon nu ineirsieps. cui love lounu means
to deceive the Argus eyes placed over them
nnd knit two young hearts closer to each
Kosciusko now driven Io despair proposes
an elopement. The lady agrees all is ar-
ranged and the happiest result promises to
crown their hopesUnder the shade of a
dark night they effect their escape from the
castle attain seemingJy unpursued.lo some
distance and a warmNsmbraca speaks thefr- .
mutual congratulations and the bright hopes
.of union that are dawning agon. their hearts;
But a sudden noise startles the lovers from
their dream of bliss; the Marshal's people
surround.'and attempt'to seize lhem. Kosci
usko draws lusswortl. and desperately strives
to defend his beloved. A sanguinary con-
flict ensues buf lhe issue could not be doubt-
ful. Kosciusko wounded exhausted sense-
less sank to the ground and the Lady Loui-
sa was dragged hack" to her paternal home.
When alter a three nours swoon Kosciusko
regained his consciousness he crawled feeb-
ly nnd dispairingly to lhe nearest village
where one of his friends was quartered car-
rying wilh him no relict of his vision of hap-
piness but its recollection and a white hand-
kerchief which his idol had dropped in her
agony. This treasure never afterwards quit-
ted his bosom not even in the hottest battle
and death only could part him from it.
Kosciusko formed no second attachment ;
and although in alter years sevemladvan-
tageous matches were proposed to him both
in Poland and France he never could be pre-
vailed upon lo marry. Even to an advanced
age he lemained faithlul to the love ol'his
youth and spoke of the object of hison!v
pusziuu wiin uu uie.nreLai.enny nte.
Far from CrriPListESTARY. In a better
from a sick room." publfshed in lhe last Home
Journal Mr. Willis writes : "Over-dressed .
and barren-minded youths with none of lhe
deferential tact of good breeding are the
principal sharers of the festivities ol New-
York with its lovely and well cultivated wo-
men." The number of victims in the late revo-
lution in France puhlicly buried is repre-
sented to have been '170 In .1830
Charles the Tenth had only U(000 troops
but above 1300 cf the people were killed.
SUitcinout of 4Juitoil.
Gaivlsios April 23 1818.
Sept I Old stock on baud bale 22
Kec'd past wctk ......'.! 120
itek'd previously '?.'17
tEtfc'd previously at other ports 4aali. -.30333
To New Orleans... ......5741
Baltiuioie.... ...... ....... .......U3J
N'evv York J-..". 13705;- ;
Boston - J!5a4 . CU-
Europe 772....2C72a -
Remaining on hand andsbipbi-ardt .3570
J. TEMPLE DOSWELL &. CO.
POET Or C.UVET03f.
April 27-rschr. Star Parker Brazos Sautiagp.
do 29 schr. Ellen Perkins Lav ett. N York
do 29 steamship Palmetto Smith N O.
April 25 steamship Palmetto. Smith. N. O.
do 26 bark il. T. Bartlett Baker Ve. Crnzr
HAY 20 bales eastern hay in wore and for
salebt janlS SUNDBEKG & CO.
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