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L."2'. :..": -PENSACOLA, FLA.,, TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 1857.'. N .


LATHROP, WILKINSON CON.,
11 "i I'* VOTERS AND JOBBERS

STli'ttc, GERMAN, ENP LISH
AND AMERICAN

AVE removed to the store No. 26 BEEK-
M A 2th .Btrg to No. 18 Spruce,
where they offer a complete assortment of the dif-
ferent articles in their line particularly adapted to
the'Southern Trade, comnprising- '
;i-Combsaj; '!:` Musical. Instruments,
Sut ona,, Looking Glaases,
.Thres,. Percussion Caps, .
SJe'wefry," inlandd 'Needles,
Perfumery, "!Sectacles,
.4JeloHxgnea;r T '..' lBrwsahesl :. *
,Eracts, Carpet-bag, .
'rT jJt J @0 ,oodetware,
kets.
( 1 roomsm,
-'" g Paper,
le them to IM-
VA IET T A D well as in terms
mldpi*ee'. 1 ly'
TW LL[AIg, STEVENS WILLIAMS & CO'.S
T LsIO O IMPORTANT ENGRAVINGs, in prepara-
tiob,an-iutpqr lately pblishd.
The Twins-After SirEdwia Landseer. Engraved
by Thomas Laldseer.
9iin*ke of an English "fomestead-After J. F.
Herring. Engraved by George Patterson. t
-ed Time; or, Mother and Child-After W. P.
Frith, Epraved, bv Lunib stocks.
Enhrared by~ Imtiel Cou4ns.
aimothy-After. J. Sant. ELgraved by' Samuel
Cousins. 0.'' "*:.
1"4ere's Life in the Old'Dog yet"-A. r Sir E.
Laadseer. Eqgrared by H. 13 all. S. r ,
S The Dairy Maid-After Sir E. oandseer. En-
gra'ed~byrl..jyaty :- T;
Landingbd ffiiilgriin Fathers on the; Coast of
America A. D., 1620-After _C. Lucy. Engraved
by W. 1. Sii4nofl. .
The Lighland Congregation-,After Sir E. Land-
geer. ]ngraved by Thomas Landseer.
SIt is I!-After R. S. Lauder.
Oh Jerusalem !-After Ary Scheffer. Engraved
by ManeL '
Lucerne-A-3er J. M. W. Turner.- Engraved by .
Wallis.
.-wich-After .J- .L W. Turner. Engraved by
Prior. .
Golden Bowgl.K-After J .M. W. Turner. .En-
gravediby Prior. .
Baron's Charger-After J. F. Herring. Engraved
by Robert Oraves. :
"kW-'ealL y.w me LoP4, Lord?"--After Dela-
roQi' -Btgrawd by Lemon..
..s.A& ",the.Eye of.the Battle 'of Trafalgar-
r d.,c'tucy. Engraved by Sharpe.
Consolation-After Bucnahan. Engraved by Huf-
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Cottage Devotion-After T. Faed. Engraved by
Lemon.
Chrj* epp Lihle- CIrdr--After Oltxton.
EngravVd by Beilin.
The latest ubBcalions,Biglish Frencdhond Ger-
Wm always .in- atock. Artists' maiterijals, English
and French, of the most approved makers.
Wj,. Wj l& VEyrN8 WILLIAMS & CO.,
,l...- 6 63roadway, e-v York..

*" 'A'i~ bU SUTORCIBED
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COSMOPOLITAN ART ASSOCIATION .
FORP T E TmIRD TEAR?'
S.- JRA.J&,IIDCEMENTS!-The man-
S a,-ementi've the pleaure of announcing that
,the oj. ection of Works of Art, designed for dis-
tribuej._aa; 9n.g the subscribers, whose names are
receive previous to the 28th of January, '57, is
much Urger and mare costly than on any previous
S:Among the leading" 'works' in iculpture-
executed in the finest Marble-is the new and beau-
'[J3ifl?'W-< 'D" ye Y M p H1,1 ; :
of tWe Three Great American Statesmen,
V-iRKBP and CALB&UNX"
SAls'- Lbe- e, qusite Ideal BuAt,
^N .T-.Xi G-ti. 43 Ai I N G > '
APOLLO A-- INDIANA,
,.; tifr^lI, Wea Size4?
Together with the following Groups and Statues
ip Carrara Marble-ofthe
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CHILD, 9Wa T*l lK SRI fhWWOqx0;
S.'.-,. GAFIvE BIRD j-inDd LrrML TruANT ?
':th 'nJmerous works in Bronze, and'.a collec-
t'o' of several hundred
*3,.'.i't' *.-S '' OIL': MrrTrnios, '
The whole of which are to .he distributed,or alot-
a among the s ,p Iribers. whose namesi aire re-
rie ved'previods to the
Th -. r* T*Erl1CUffB Or 3ANWUARY, 'W7,
Vhba t1BetIarihwtiQta*lieplace.
R"'-^. f >-F-UBSCBIPTION.
liv s1sbbr'of tIree dollars is entitled to,
*. .-A..-opy of' the 'slendid Steel 'Egraving- $"Satur-
day Nighi,"or ; .., '
A copy of any o' the following $3 Magazines
-one year; also
-4,Wdoy of the "'Art Journal one yedr, and
,,d&.Kfa iStl iril AMnmnF DistribtiAn ,f:-W works
: ,,.., ... *: ;..
ThuB, for every 13 paid, a person not only gets
V' Be'mdtU Eiegraving "or Magazine one year, but
also receives 'the Art Journai'one year, and a Ticket
in'hthe Annual Distribution, making foik dollars
wfort.. of readi-g matter besides the ticket, by,
which a valuable pa1titib'Ol ziece of statuary may
he1W ^^^ .Q~ 04 11 ad4;tio .
T uhose who prefer Magazines to. the Engraving
"Saturday Night," can have either qt the following
.. B r: Harper's Magazine; Godey's Lady's
% states Magazine, Knickerbocker Ma-
,- '.. zin, Backwood's Magazine,


"- t Tos onc c are enti-
'in the dis
sa, one year,


D'aergse fhelete Offie op

Membership, together with the Engra"ing or Mag-
Rghu desired, will be forwarded to any part of the
untry. .
T~or further 'particulars, sec the November Art
/ourital,'ent free on appilcadloul. :
'-* membership, address
MARZONI,
b,:A,' ,;'p :,0- *:'--' FI. Democrat Office, .
I .t^ .- Pensacola, Fla.


TO ARIRfE-4. Consignent.
'DER 8choongruk.4P. foyr',*j.tcp New York-
ak,. y,.30 boxes Englih. dary Cheese,
.*., S 25 boxes Cuees,
S 80 boxes scaled fleping, .*
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'* < 20 boxes Powchong Tei,
.- ... 5 fral.s.at-es, .
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A TRUE LOVER.-BY H. L. FLASH.
I led her to a rustic seat
Beneath a spreading linden tree,
'And, half reclining at her feet,
I told my love. Without deceit,
She said that she loved me,
Perhaps it was an hour we staid,
It may have been a longer time,
But when our mutual vows were made,
We left the linden's friendly shade,
And in our hearts we heard a chime,
Of marriage bells so sweet and clear,
It seemed as though all else had died
Upon the portal of the ear;
For outward sounds we did not heat
As we walked side by side.
The apple trees were all in bloom,
I The'lanes were white with blossoms fair;
-She stopped and pointed to a tomb,
Beneath a yew tree's shadowy gloom:
The only dark thing there.
I-am, she, said a child of shame,
My mother sleeps beneath that tree:
I never knew my Father's name-
Her cheeks were burning as with flame,
When she said this to me.
Istrove to hide my sad surprise,
-7 And took her trembling hand in mine,
And then was born within her eyes
SA look of love that purifies:
.Half human-half divine.
I told her it concerned me not
Who gave so fair a being life;
SI had a heart that soon forgot
Such trivial things-we left the spot--
And she is now my wife.

Edward Drysdale,


About the year 1798, James Bradshaw and Wil-
liamDrysdale, both invalided masters of the Royal
Navy, cast anchor for the remainder of their lives
t4 about twelve mile' distance from Exeter, on the
London road. Bradshaw named his domicile, an
old-fashioned straggling building, "Rodney Place,"
in honor of the Admiral in whose great victory he
had fought. Drysdale's smaller and snugger dwel-
ling, about half a mile away from "Rodney Place,"
wad'called "Poplar Cottage," and about midway
between them stood the "Hunter's Inn," a road-
side public-house, kept by one Thomas Burnham,
a stout-hearted, jolly-bellied individual, the come-
liness of whose rubicund figure-head was consider-
bly damaged by the" loss of an eye, of which,
however, it is right to say, the extinguished light
appeared to have been transferred in undiminished
intensity :to its fiery, piercing fellow. The retired
masters, who had long known each other, were in-
timate as brothers, notwithstanding that Bradshaw
was much the richest of the two, having contrived
to pick up a considerable amount of prize-money,
in addition to a rather large sum inherited from his
father. Neither did the difference of circumstan-
cesi oppose, in Bradshaw's opinion, the slightest
obstacle to the unjlo9 of i, niece a.qul eirsiRga-
chel Elford, with Edward Drysdale, his fellow-vete-
ran's' only surviving offspring. The precedent con-
dition, however, -was, that Edward should attain
permanent rank in the Royal Navy, and with this
view, a midshipman's warrant was obtained in '99
for the young man, then in his eighteenth year, and
he was dispatched to sea.
The naval profession proved to be, unfortunate-
ly, one for which Edward Drysdale was altogher
unfitted by temperament and bent of mind, and
sad consequences followed. He had been at sea
about- eighteen months, -when news reached En-
gland of a desperate, but successful cutting-ouit.
affair by the boats of the frigate to which he be-
longed. His name was not mentioned in the offi-
Cial report-but that could hardly have been hoped
for-neither was it in the list of killed and wound-
ed. A map of the coast where the fight took
place was procured; the battle was fought over
and over again by the two veterans, and they were
still indulging in those pleasures of the imagina-
tion in the parlor of the "Hunter's Inn," when the
landlord entered, with a Plymouth paper in his
band, upon one paragraph in which his. single orb
of vision glarted with fiery indignation. It was an
extract from a letter written by one of the frigate's
officers, plainly intimating that midshipman Drys-
dale had shown the white feather in the late brush
with the enemy, and would be sent home by the
fiat opportunity. The stroke of a dagger could
have ben nothing compared with the sharp agony
whick uh an announcement inflicted on the young
man's father, and Bradshaw was for a few moments
equally thunder-stricken. But he quickly rallied.
W1fiam 'Drysdale's son a coward! Pooh! The
thing was 'out of nature--impossible; and very
hearty were his maledictions, savagely echoed by
Burnham, with whom young Drysdale was a great
favorite, of the lying lubber that wrote the letter,
p.4 the newspaper rascals that printed it.
S-Alas I it. was but too true! .On the third eve-
&aog after the appearance of the alarming para-
graph the two mariners were sitting in the porch
of Poplar Cottage, separated only by a flower-gar-
den from the main-road, conversing upon the -sad,
and constantly-recurring topic, when the .coach
frot London came in sight. A youthful figure in
naval uniform, on the box-seat instantly.-riveted
their attention, as it 'did that of Rachel EItord,
who was standing in the Ulittte garden, apparently
absorbed'tiif that moment by the shrubs and flow-
ers. The coach rapidly drew near, stopped, and
Edward .Drysdale alighted from it, The two sea
men, instead of waiting for his approach, hastily
arose from their seats and went into the cottage, as
much perhaps to avoid the humiliating, though
compassionate glances of the outside passengers,
as from any other' motive. The young vaan wai
deadly pale, and' seemed to have hardly sufficient
strength to move back the light 'wicket-gate which
admitted* to, the. garden.. He held by it till the
coach had passed. on, and then turned with a be
seeching, balf-reproachful look toward Rachel.-
She, poor gir was as much agitated as himself
and appeared to be eagerly scanning his county
nance, as if hopeful of reading there a contradic
tion of the 4ishonoring rumor that hadgot abroad
In answer to his mute appeal, she stepped quiekl;
toward him, 'clasped his proffered hand in botl
hers, and with a faint and trembling voice ejacu
lated-"Dear, dear Edward! It is not'true-I aM
Swure it im not, that you-that you-"


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"That I, Rachel, have been dismissed from the
naval service, as unfit to serve his majesty, is quite
true," rejoined Edward Drysdale, slowly, and with
partially-recovered calm-"quite true i"
The young woman shrank indignantly from
him-fire glanced in her suffused eyes, and her
light, elegant figure appeared to grow and dilate
with irrepressible scorn, as this avowal fell Upon
her ear. "A coward!" she vehemently exclaimed;
"you that-but no," she added, giving way to
grief and tenderness, as she looked upon the fine,
intelligent countenance of her lover, "it can not
be ; there must be some error-some mistake. It
is impossible!"
"There is error and mistake, Rachel; but the
world will never, I fear, admit so much. But,
come, let us in : you will go with me?"
We will not follow them till the first outburst of
angry excitement is past; till the father's passion-
ate, heart-broken reproaches have subsided to a
more patient, subdued, fainty-hopeful sorrow, and
Rachel's wavering faith in the manhood of her be-
trothed has regained something of its old firmness.
Entering then, we shall find that only Mr. Brad-
shaw has remained obstinately and contemptuously
deaf to what the young man has falteringly urged
in vindication of his behavior in the unhappy af-
fair which led to his dismissal from the service.
He, had, it appeared, suddenly fainted at the sight
of the hideous carnage in which, for the first tii
in his life, he found himself involved.
"You have a letter, you say, from Captain Ot-
way," said Mr. Drysdale, partially raising his head
from his hands, in which it had been buried while
his son was speaking. "Where is it? Give it to
Rachel-I can not see the words."
The note was directed to Mr. Drysdale, wh6m
Captain Otway personally knew, and was no doubt
kindly intended to soften the blow, the return of
his son under such circumstances must inflict.-
Although deciding that Edward Drysdale was un-
fit for the naval profession, he did not think that
the failure of the young man's physical nerve in
one of the most murderous encounters that had
occurred during the war, was attributable to defi-
ciency of true courage, and as a proof that it
was not, Captain Otway mentioned that the young
man had jumped overboard during half a gale of
wind, titnd when night was. falling, and saved, at
much peril to himself, a seaman's life. This was
the substance of the note. As soon as Rachel
ceased reading, Mr. Drysdale looked deprecatingly
in his friend's face and murmured, "You hear ?"
"Yes, William Drysdale, I do. I never doubted
that your son was a good swimmer, no more than I
do that coward means coward, and that all the
letters in the alphabet can not spell it to mean any
-thing else. Come, Rachel," added. the grim, un-
reasoning, iron-tempered veteran, "let us be gone.
And God bless, and if it be possible, comfort you,
old friend! Good-by! No, thankye, young sir!"
he continued, with renewed fierceness, as Edward
-hVDrafe snatelse at 'b hbfld;. "'I'ita-faaO 'w-w
ouce grasped by Rodney in some such another
business as the letter speaks of, when its owner
did notfaint! It must not be touched by you!"
The elder Drysdale took, not long afterward, to
his bed. He had been ailing for some time; but
no question that mortification at his son's failure in
the profession to which he had with so much pride
devoted him, helped to weaken the' springs of life
and accelerate his end, which took place about six
months after Edward's return home. The father
and son had become entirely reconciled with each
other, and almost the last accents which faltered
from the lips of the dying seaman, were a prayer
to Bradshaw to forget and forgive what had past,
and renew his sanction to the marriage of Edward
and his niece. The stern man was inexorable;
and his pitiless reply was, that he would a thousand
times rather follow Rachel to her grave.
The constancy of the young people was not,
however, to be subdued, and something more than
a year after Mr. Drysdale's death, they married;
their present resources, the rents-about one hun-
dred and twenty pounds per annum-of a number
of small tenements at Exeter. They removed to
.within three miles of that city, and dwelt there in
sufficiency and peace for about five years, when
the exigencies of a fast-increasing family induced
them to dispose, not very advantageously, of their
cottage property, and embark the proceeds in a
showy speculation promising, of course, immense
results, and really ending in the brief space of six
months in their utter ruin. Edward Drysdale found
himself, in lieu of his golden hopes, worth about
two hundred pounds less than nothing. The usual
consequences followed. An undefended suit at
law speedily reached the stage at which execution
might be issued, and unless a considerable sum of
money could be instantly raised, his furniture would
be seized under afi.fa., and sacrificed to no pur-
pose.


One only possible expedient remained-that of
once more endeavoring to soften the obduracy of
Mi. B'radshaw. This it was finally determined to
attempt, and Mr. and Mrs. Drysdale set off by a
London morning coach upon the well-nigh hope-
less speculation. They alighted at the "Hunter's
Inn," where Drysdale remained, while his wife pro-
peeded alone to Rodney Place. Thomas Burnham
was friendly and good-natured as ever. The old
mariner, he told Drysdale, was visibly failing, and
his chief amusement seemed to be scraping togeth-
er and hoarding up money. James Berry, a bro-
ken-down tailor, and a chap, according to Burn-
ham, who knew how many beans made five as well
as any man in Devonshire, had been for some time
valet, gardener, and general factotfim at Rodney
Place, and appeared to exercise great influence
over Mr. Bradshaw. The only other person in the
establishment was the old cook, Margery Deans,
who,, never otherwise, since he had known her,
than desperately hard of hearing, was now become
deaf as a" stone. Drysdale, it was afterward re-
membered, listened to all this with eager attention,
and was especially inquisitive and talkative re'spect-
ing Mr. Bradshaw's hoarding propensities, and the
solitary, unprotected state in which ne lived.
Mrs., Drysdale was long gone; but the tremu-
lous hopes which her protracted stay called feebly
forth, vanished at the sight of her pale, tearful,
yet resolved aspect. "It is useless, Edward," she
murmured, with- her arms cast lovingly about her


husband's neck, and looking in his face with far
mOre lavish expression of affection than when,
with orange blossoms in her hair, she stood a
newly consecrated wife beside him. "It is useless
to expect relief from my uncle, save upon the
heartless, impossible condition you know of. But
let us home. God's heaven is still above our heads,
though clouds and darkness rest between. We
will trust in Him, Edward, and fear not!"
So brave a woman should have been matched
with a stout-hearted man; but this, unhappily,
was not the case. Edward Drysdale was utterly
despondent, and he listened, as his wife was after-
ward fain to admit to myself and others, with im-
patient reluctance to all she said as they journeyed
homeward, save when the condition of help spo-
ken of, namely, that she should abandon her hus-
band, and take up her abode with her children at
Rodney Place, was discussed-by her indignantly.
Once also, when she mentioned that the old will in
her favor was not yet destroyed, but would be, her
uncle threatened, if she -did not- soon return, a
bright, almost fiery expression seemed to leap from
his usually mild, reflective eyes, and partially dissi-
pate the thick gloom which mantled his features.
This occurred on a winter's day in early March,
and the evening up t'o seven o'clock had passed
gloomily away with the Drysdales, when all at
once the husband, starting from a profound reve-
rie, said he would take a walk as far as Exeter,
see the attorney in the suit against him, and, if
possible, gain a little time for the arrangement of
the debt. His wife acquiesced, though with small
hope of any favorable result, and the strangely-
abstracted man left the house.
Ten o'clock, the hour by which Edward Drys-
dale had promised to return, chimed from a dial
on the mantle piece. Mrs. Drysdale trimmed the
fire, lit.the candles, which, for economy's sake, she
had extinguished, and had their frugal supper laid.
He came not. Eleven o'clock! What could be
detaining him so late? Twelve 1-half-past twelve!
Rachel Drysdale was just about to bid the servant-
maid, who was sitting up in the kitchen, go to bed,
when the sound of carriage wheels going toward
Exeter stopped at the door. It was a return post
chaise, and brought Edward Drysdale. He stag-
gered, as if intoxicated, into the kitchen, reached
down a half-bottle of brandy from a cupboard, and
took it to the post boy, who immediately drove off.
Anne Moody, the servant girl, was greatly startled
by her master's appearance: he looked, she after-
ward stated, more the color of a whited wall, than
of flesh and blood, and shook and "cowerded," as
if he had the ague. Mrs. Drysdale came into the
kitchen, and stood gazing at her husband in a
white, dumb kind of way (I am transcribing literal-
ly from the girl's statement,) till the outer door
was fastened, when they both went up stairs into
a front sitting room. Curiosity induced Anne
Moody to follow, and she heard, just as the door
closed upon them, Mrs. Moody say, "You have not


been tW Exeter, i am sure ? "Ts was saila in a
nervotS, shaking voice, and her master replied in
the same tone, "No; I changed my mind," or
words \o that effect. Then there was a quick
whispering for a minute or two, interrupted by a
half-stifled cry or scream from Mrs. Drysdale. A
sort of hubbub of words followed, which the
girl-a very intelligent person of her class, by-the-
by-could not hear,, or at least not make out, till
Mr. Drysdale said in a louder, slower way, "You,
Rachel-the children are provided for; but, 0
God It at what a dreadful price I" Anne Moody,
fearful of detection, did not wait to hear more, but
crept stealthily up stairs to bed, as her mistress had
ordered her to do when she left the kitchen. On
the following morning the girl found her master
and mistress both up, the kitchen and parlor fires
lit, and breakfast nearly over. Mr. Drysdale said
he was in a hurry to get to Exeter, and they had
not thought it worth while to call her at unreasona-
ble hours. Both husband and wife looked wild
and haggard, and this, Moody, when she looked
into their bed-chamber, was not at all surprised at,
as it was 'clear that neither of them had retired to
rest. One thing and the other, especially kissing
and fondling the children over and over again, de-
tained Mr. Drysdale till half-past eight o'clock, and
then, just as he was leaving the house, three men
confronted him! A constable of the name of Par-
sons, James Berry, Mr. Bradshaw's servant, and
Burnham, the landlord of the Hunter's Inn. They
came to arrest him on a charge of burglary and
murder Mr. Bradshaw had been found early in
the morning cruelly stabbed to death beside his
plundered strong-box I
I must pass lightly over the harrowing scenes
which followed-the tumultuous agony of thq wife,
and the despairing asseverations of the husband,
impossible to be implicitly believed in even by
that wife, for the criuminating evidence was over-
whelming. Drysdale had been seen skulking about
Rodney Place till very late by both Burnham and
Berry. In the room through which he must have
passed in going and returning from the scene of
his frightful crime, his hat had been found, and it
was now discovered that he, Drysdale, had taken
away and' worn home one of Berry's-no doubt
from hurry and inadvertence. In addition to all
this, a. considerable sum of money in gold and sil-
ver, inclosed in a canvas-bag, well known to have
belonged to the deceased, was found upon his per-
son! it appeared probable that the aim of the as-
sassin had been only robbery in the first instance,
for the corpseVi the unfortunate victim was found
clothed only in a night dress. The fair inference,
therefore, seemed to be that the robber, disturbed
at his plunder by the wakeful old seaman, had
been compelled, perhaps reluctantly, to add the
dreadful crime of murder to that which he had
originally contemplated. The outcry through the
county was terrific, and as Edward Drysdale, by
the advice-of Mr. Sims, the attorney, who subse-
quently instructed Mr. Prince, reserved his de-
fense, there appeared to be nothing of a feather's
weight to oppose against the tremendous mass Of
circumstance arrayed against the prisoner.
Aud when, upon the arrival of the King's Com-
mission at Exeter, Mr. Prince received a very full
and carefully drawn brief in defense-a specious,
but almost wholly unsupported story of the prison-
er's appeared all that could be relied upon in rebut-
tal of the evidence for the crown. According to


Edward Drysdale, he merely sought Mr. Bradshawj
upon the evening in question for the purpose of
concluding with that gentleman an arrangement
for the separation of himself from his wife and
children, and their domiciliation at Rodney Place.
It was further averred that he was -received with
greater civility than he expected; that the inter-
view was a long one, during which he, Drysdale,
had seen nobody but Mr. Bradshaw, although he
believed the aged and deaf cook was in the kitch-
en. That he had arranged that Mrs. Drysdale and
his children should be early on the morrow with
her uncle, and that he had received the money
found on his person and at his house from the
deceased's own hands, in order to pay the debt
and costs in the suit wherein execution was about
to be levied on his furniture, and that the residue
was to be applied to his, the prisoner's, own use.
That the expressions deposed to by Anne Moody,
and his own and Mrs. Drysdale's emotion after his
return home, which had told. so heavily against
him in the examinations before the magistrates,
were perfect y reconicnable with this statement-
as, indeed, they were-:and did not, therefore,
bear the. frightful meaning that had been attached
to them. With respect to the change of hats, that
might easily have happened, because his hat had
been left on entering in the hall-passage, and in
his hurry, in coming out by the same way, he had
no doubt mistaken Berry's for his own; but he
solemnly denied having been in the room, or near
the part of the house where his hat was alleged to
have been found. This was the gist of the expla-
nation; but, unfortunately, it was not sustained by
any receivable testimony in any material particu-
lar. True, Mrs. Drysdale, whom every body fully
believed, declared that this account exactly coinci-
ded with what her husband told her immediately
on arriving home in.the post-chaise-but what of
that? It was not what story the prisoner had
told, nor how many times he had told it, that could
avail, especially against the heavy improbabilities
that weighed upon his, at first view, plausible
statement. How was it that, knowing Mr. Brad-
shaw's almost insane dislike of himself, he did not
counsel his wife to make terms with her uncle,
preparatory to her returning to Rodney Place?
And was it at all likely that Mr. Bradshaw, whose
implacable humor Mrs. Drysdale had experienced
on the very day previous to the murder, should
have so suddenly softened toward the man he so
thoroughly hated and despised ? I trow not; and
the first consultation on the case wore a wretched-
ly dismal aspect, till the hawk-eye'of Mr. Prince
lit upon an assertion of Thomas Bornham's, that
he had gone to Mr. Bradshaw's hose upon some
particular business at a quarter past twelve on the
night of the murder, and had seen'the deceased
alive at that time, who had answered him, as he
frequently did, from his bedroom window. "Rod-
ney Place," said Mr. Prince, "is nine miles from
Drysdale residence. I understood you to say, Mr.


at home at twenty minutes to one ?"
"Certainly she does; but the wife's evidence,
you are aware, can not avail her husband."
"True; but the servant-girl! The driver of
the post-chaise! This is a vital point, and must be
cleared up without delay."
I and Williams, Sims's clerk, set off instantly to
see 1mrs. Drysdale, who had not left her room since
her husband's apprehension. She was confident it
was barely so late as twenty minutes to one when
the post-chaise drove up to the, door. Her evi-
dence was, however, legally inadmissible, and our
hopes rested on Anne Moody, who was immediate-
ly called in. Her answer was exasperating. She
had been asleep in the kitchen, and could not posi-
tively say whether it was twelve, one, or two
o'clock when her master reached home. There
was still a chance left-that of the post-chaise dri-
ver. He did not, we found, reach Exeter, a dis-
tance of three miles only from Mr. Drysdale's, till
a quarter to three o'clock, and was then much the
worse of liquor. So much for our chance of prov-
ing an alibi I
There was one circumstance perpetually harped
upon by our bright, one-eyed friend of the Hun-
ter's Inn; Cyclops, I and Williams called him.
What had become of a large sum in notes paid, it
was well known, to Mr. Bradshaw three or four
days before his death? What also of a ruby ring,
and some unset precious stones he had brought
from abroad, and which he had always estimated,
rightly or wrongly, at so high a price t Drysdale's
house and garden had been turned inside out, but
nothing had been found, and so for that matter
had been Rodney Place, and its two remaining in-
mates had been examined with the like ill success.
Burnham, who was excessively dissatisfied with the
progress of affairs, swore there was an infernal
mystery somewhere, and that he shouldn't sleep till
he had ferreted it out. That was his business:
ours was to make, the best of the wretched mate-
rials at our disposal; but the result we all expected
followed. The foregone conclusion of the jury
that were empaneled in the ease was just about to
be formally recorded in a verdict of guilty, when a
note was handed across to Mr. Sims. One Mr.
Jay, a timber merchant, who had heard the evi-
dence of the postillion, desired to be examined.
This the judge at once consented to, and Mr. Jay
deposed, that having left Exeter in his gig upon
pressing business, at about two o'clock on the
morning of the murder, he had observed a post-
phaise at the edge of a pond about a mile and'i
half out of the city, where the jaded horses IN
been, he supposed, drinking. They were stabi'
still, and the post-boy, who was inside, adSf
reins to drive with passed through the f&Wf -
dows, was fast asleep-a drunken sleep H6
and he, Mr. Jay, had to bawl for sopt4 1ftimC
strike the chaise with his whip, bdh* .*
awake the man, who, at last, with LOO
curse, drove on. H6 belleved,bdt, W 11Sf
to positively swear, that the po l
r examined was that man. This t
suggestive as it was, his lordship oiNW W not
materially affect the case; the )ury coneuired,'and
Sa verdict of guilty was pr' oqonc.d and recorded
amidst the death-like silence 1 a hushed and' anx-
ious auditory.
The unfortunate convict staggered visibly be-
neath the blow, fully expected, as it "must have


to London thisi
"Whom are y g of? Who's off t6Lri
don to-night?" '
"James Be!, ^ a tevow enough 'Look
there" :
"I see; 'James Berry, Passenger, LTntoa.'
These, then, are his trunks, I qvppc*." "
"Right, my boy; but there is Vnothing of impoi-
tance in them. Sly, steady-going arge h weU
ascertained that. You know MifIrgeryr sh
here he comes."
Berry-it was he-could not repres'i'nervous
start, as he unexdectedly encountmwei Burnham'a
burly person and fierce glare.
'"You here?" he stammered, as he mechncIlly
took chair by the fire. "Who,-wQu. hawv
thought it?" '.
"Not you, Jim, Pm sure; it must be, therereJ
an unexpected pleasure. Pm comet have a smok4
and a bit of chat with' you, Berry-there isn't a i-
per Berry than you are in the kingdom-befoe
you go to London, *Jim-do you mark?-,-before
you go to London-ha, hal ho, ho'- But, onnA-.l
how pale and shaky you're looking, and before this
rousing fire, too! D-n tiee," villain!" shouted
Burnham, jumping suddenly up from his bchir, ap4
dashing his pipe to fragments on the 9f4r."'
can't play with thee any longer. Tell me-when
did the devil teach thee to stuff coat-collars with
the spoils of murdered men, eh A "
A yelI of dismay escaped Berry, and he,aade a
desperate, rush to getpast Burnham Vainly he-did
so. The fierce publican caught him by the thr. ,
and held him bya grip of steel. "You're caught,'
scoundrel r-nicked, trapped, f ouftd`'at, and by
whom, think you? Why, by def pamAytdc,'MM
gery, whose old eyes have never wearied in watch-
ing you from the hour you slew and robbed her
good old ,master tl ,to-day, whn yq, dreap
youirielf alone, and she ihcovere tfl't my*-I ta
the coat-collar- II."
"Let me go I gasped the miscreant, down whoe
pallid cheeks big drops of agony we t.iaanmmig.
"Take all and let me go." ..
A fierce imprecation lfoMowid.lia blow, replied
to the despairing felon. A cons e, attracted by
the increasing uproar, soon arrived; we & N -
collar was rlppead, and.ihit were fOund' c&deAm
ble sum in Exeter noter-tbe ruby ring, ad other
valuables well known to have belonged to Mr.
Bradshaw: Berry was pfe i &ylem Jaa I
'A bill was returned the next day'%?'ne-tIf
-1 be6w noon, and by the time tie6el4A struck
'* glt|rdlerer was, on his own confession,
,mav W'the foul crime of-which a perfectly In-
* had been'not man- hours, beft r -
t guilty! A greatlesho this ifeft lobe
t a|I in Exeter, and in tlRe western &uuitry
^fally. A lesson ofte ftb-ait l-
ce over Innocentlhes, a*tJue to the self-
eficing infallibility of mbai, however organized or
c-emp ed, and of patienocendsler 4u i oblo-
quy and slander. ..
Edward Drysdale was, I n dly hardly qaf lb-
erated by the king's pardon-pardoned for anu-
committed offense, and he. ad his -: u-hearted
wife, the heiress'of her us4de, Are till living, be-.'
lieve, in competence, content, and harmony.
"We have to pay for every
when a mosquito, after a olttary semT:w, ms
hi's bil into him. : .i )


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.be,4 Ind a terrible. spasm ewcovulsed his features
saft, shook his frame.' It passed away; and his
bearing and speech, 'when' aslke"lwhl 4 h a d
say why sentence of death should no& be pro-
nounced according to laW w4 'ot withoutt a cer-
tain calm dignity and power, while hi.,e? trefo ,
ulous, it istrue, were silx aM, a ,uaqaing at a
child's. -' '
"I can not blame the gentlemen of. the jury,"
he said. "Their fatal verdict is, I am'sure, as
conscientious as God and myself know it to be er'
roneous-false I Circumstances are, I feel, strange-
ly arrayed against me; and' it has beso my'fite
through life to be always hSarhIy jldeV4, save only
by one whose truth and al'ection had) shed over.
my checkered existence' the. onpy happiness it has
ever known. I observed,' too, the, te'ing-iseesof
the- prosecuting counsel, connecting -the._.cirnm-_
stances under which I left the navy with the cow-
ardice of the deed, with which, I stand'here ac-
cused-convictd, I suppose, I shold. ;, I r-.
give that gentleman his&. cel sneer as freely.I a .

diet-you, my'lord, the 'dath senteleb o'.lre
about to pronounce.'? The maet ia' iieh X hope
to pass through the brie4; b4, ar* and bitte f4
sage lying betweenme and, the gramye wl, I trust,
be a sufficient answer to the-tanit of 'cowardice,
and the future vindication of my lnni&enei not-tr
myown, but my wife and children's sake, I confi-
dently leave them to Him into whose hands I sall'
soon, untimely, render'up my spirit. This is all I
have to say." .T'T -t.')
SThe prisoner's calm, simple' i.mhuirrie+ *brda6
produced a marvelous effect npon the' court and
auditory. The judge, Chief Baron' Macdonald, a
conscientious, and somewhat nervous man, paused
in the act of assuming the- black-cap, and present-
ly said, rather hastily,"'et. the. prisoer' ti re-
moved; I, will pass antence.,.morrow. -,, .T
court then immediately adjourned. ..
I was miserably depressed in its, which the
cold, sleety weather that greeted osnOn emeging
from the hot and crow&e& oUtit co6tgdably in-
creased. I was thinking-excuse the9 mgb-
os-I was only a clerk, and used to such tra dies;
I was thinking, I say, that a glass of bra and
water might not be amiss, when whom; should I
rudely jostle against but Cyclops, alias Thmas
Burnham. He was going the same way as myself
in .prodigious haste-his, eye bright and flamut ig
a live coal, and his whole manner.denofting intpu_
excitement. "Is that you?" he broke 'outs, ."Come
along, then, and quick, for the love of God! I've
missed Sims and his clerk, but you'll do aawell;
perhaps better." I had no power, if I had'he in-
clination to refuse, for the: tnthusiastc -mn*&4
me by the arm, and hurried toe along at a i n-
dons rate toward the outskirts- of the, cy. 'IU
is the place;" he exclaimed, as he burst into a tat*
Sera parlor, where two trunks had beenad.eiated.
"He's not come yet," Burnham went on, '*tt4tA
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nius,"'of Mobile, this week? Has he been taking
too large a dose of Holidays?

MAIL SERVICE
as is mail service. The. first edition
of the West Florida Times reached Tallahassee a
month after it was mailed in this city. It might
have gone to California in the same time.

ELECTION OF U. S. SENATOR.-
The mail of Friday
last brought news of the election by the Legislature
of HON. S. MALLORY, to the U. S. Senate, for the term
of six years from the4th of March next. We, of
the West, are: disappointed in our hope of having
a Senator from. this section, but the acknowledged
ability of Mr. Mallory ensures the State at large an
able representation.
From the Floridian and Journal of the 27th ult.
we take the vote of the Legislature, as follows:
Mr. Filor (of the Senate) nominated Stephen R.
Mallory.
..The vote was:
SFor Mr. Mallory-Senate-Mr. President, Messrs.
Baker, Brooks, Bird, Brinson, Eppes, Eubanks, Fi-
ler, Hawes, Keitt, Lamar, and Welch-12.
House-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Arnau, Bellamy,
Braddock, Brokaw, Campbell, Carter, Clyatt, Du-
val, Fontane, Frink, Gettis,. Gonzalez, Heermans,
Helvenston, HIolmes, Ingram, Johnston, McLeary,
M.uxva-vmim1uk, crauiim2, -eml, Taylur, Vogii and
Wilson-26. Total 38.
Blank-Senate-Messrs. Duncan, Fisher,, Hop-
kins, McBride and Tracy-5.
House-Messrs. Buffington, Cousins, Davidson,
Hull and Mims-5. Total 10.

WALKER'S AFFAIRS
in Nicaragua seem to he in a
state of great entanglement-hills of trouble peep
o'er hills, and regular alps of difficulty rise on alps.
When what the fierce warrior has already done is
recalled, there is but little doubt that he will work
himself out of present difficulties also.

APPOINTED.-


The following nominations by the
Governor were advised and consented to by the
General Assembly on the 23d ult.:
For Santa Rosa County-Auctioneers-Joseph
Mitchell and L. M. Rowley.
For Escambia County-Commissioners of Pilot-
age-Joseph Wilkins, John R. Brooks, Samuel A.
Leonard, Thomas White, John G. Fell.
Port Wardens-Chester P. Knapp, Henry F. In-
graham, Stephen C. Gonzalez, Manuel Palmes,
Henry Johnson.
Auctioneers-Gregory Yniestra, M. P. de Rio-
boo, Stephen C. Gonzalez.

FERRiES.-
An act authorizing the establishment of
ferries across the Escambia and Yellowwater riv-
ers, the former in favor of A. J. Deans, and the
latter in favor of S. A. Pearce, passed the recent
session of the Legislature.

SCHOOL R JOVEN MARIA LOSTr.-We learn that
the Mexican schooner Joven Maria, from Tabasco
for this port, consigned to J. W. Zacharie & Co.,
was capsized in a northwester on the night of the
26th inst., when off Cheniere Caminada, within
fifty miles of the Balize.
Don Manuel Escoffie, the owner of the schooner,
the captain and the crew, ten in number, took to
the boat, which was upset, and Escoffie and the
cabin boy were drowned. The remainder of the
crew clung to the boat, which floated' ashore, and
they arrived here yesterday.
The Joven Maria had on board $45,000 in spe-
cie, and 8,750 hides, consigned to J. W. Zacharie
-& Co., and others, only a part of which was in-
sured, as the'orders for insurance were sent via
Vera Cruz, to come in the steamship Calhoun,
which has not yet arrived.-[N. 0. Picayune.
It is very possible that the vessel reported bot-
tom up in our last, as seen by Capt. Ellis, of the
schooner Gen. Harrison, from Galveston to this
port, may have been the Joven Maria. Had the
.$45,000 been known of, it is likely that the Harri-
son,,would have laid by the wreck, or have made
.some attempt to break the specie stowage, which
iwas, we presume, in the run of the schooner.

Ho"',Wi B..BELLAMY, .
.*;,.r- :;.';.* o f Jefferson county, Florida,
haa introduced into the Legislature a bill entitled,
-"An act to exempt from levy and sale in this State
by exeeatin or ;attachment, or other process, one
.larvg."- T-ej,jEloridian strongly recommends the
bill,;.phch.the editor thinks is "the most impor-
tant legislative mnesure which .has heen introduced
.for the wise cqnsijerition of the present General
Assembly." "
SWe are rather inclined to like this bill. In nine
cases out of ten where seizure for debt is made, the
unfortunate is deserving of mercy, and if suffered'to
retain his property, and given time, would liqui-
date the 'claim, It is rare indeed that the rogue i


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Grand Review," are described as having been most
strange, unearthly and imposing spectacles.
The "Strikers" association also made a grand dis-
play, their, subject being "The Strength of the
Union," which was illustrated in a manner unique
as magnificent.

EUROPE.-
We learn by late arrivals that political
affairs in Europe wear a most unsettled and ominous
aspect, and the approaching Great Conference is
anxiously anticipated, in the hope' that it will do
something to settle international questions of diffi-
culty, restore confidence and ensure the continu-
ance of peace. That famous Eastern war in which
all parties gained so much honor and profit, has
completely disturbed the equilibrium of European
affairs, and to restore it there will, we suppose, have
to be another free fight among the nations. That
war has thrown the growthof liberal sentiment half
a century behind, and the prospects of republican-
ism are gloomy indeed. Its great principles thrive
and disseminate-where the arts ofpeace maintain, and
if the monarchists of Europe would perpetuate their


tatedly kills another is sure of acquittal, but he
who steals a loaf of bread to keep himself from
starvation must necessarily go to prison, "0 / tempo-
ra, 0, mores." JUBAL CAIN.

The stock of the Atlantic Telegraph Company-
$1,679,500-has all been taken up, and applica-
tions covering upwards of $2,000,000 refused.-
The Atlantic telegraph will certainly be in opera-
tion, it is thought, by the 1st of June, 1857.

How NEWSPAPER MEN IN NEw YORK MAKE Mo-
MEY.-The Day Book says that the money writer of
the Herald, a short time since, had a "privilege"
in Milwaukie and Mississippi Railroad shares, which
road he puffed until the stock went up so that he
could sell at a handsome advance, when he pocket-
ed the "difference" and dropped the concern. He
also had a "privilege" in Milwaukie and LaCross
Railroad shares, which he also praised and puffed
till he sold at a profit, and then let that slide.
All this time he was running down and depreciating
every other road in the country. So much for old
Bennett's open ears and cross eyes.


~i~rst-~f'XmKibltu' ~ilncs.


caught with property liable to izi re"; 'there is
rarely a ease where some n.-'viri.annot be devised
to place it l,.wvnd the reach of the law. Like the
homestead exemption act, this 1ill is a measure of
enlightened and beneficent l-ollation, und will,
we think, meet the general approval of-the many-
for whose protection, rather than thal of thie w,
laws are made.
ANOTHER RAILROAD BOUND FOR PENSACOLA.-
I - :. Fromi
the Columbus Times we learn thatTthe stockhold-
r- of the Mbile and Girard Railroad company as-
sembled in Girard on the 29th ult., and that the
chance of Mobile, as a Gulf terminus, has gone by
default, and that there is every prospect that Pen-
sacola will take the place of that city. This will
certainly be the case if the road comes to the Gulf
at all, and has to depend upon the exertions of. Mo-
bile to reach that point. The energies of that city
are already sufficiently tasked in pushing forward
its Mobile and Ohio road-an enterprise of tenfold
more importance to its welfare than the completion
of the Girard road according to the original pro-
gramme. Mobile will draw her wealth from the
West, and is rather in competition with Western
cities, than with those East of her.
The fact that it will cost four times as much to
put the Mobile and Girard road to Mobile than to
Pensacola, is sufficient to settle the terminal desti-
ny of the lower end of the line, whether the end is
attained by junction with the Alabama and Florida
road-which would probably be opposed in Mont-
gomery-or by a separate track, in which latter
event it is possible that it will seek the waters of
the Bay at some point other than Pensacola proper.
It may be that we are to have a city right opposite
across the Bay, or on the other bank of the Escam-
bia, near its mouth. Our own city's advancement
assured by our road, we need not envy the prosper-
ity of neighbors. It would be a grand arrange-
ment, though, if a junction of the two lines could
be effected-a movement which we have contem-
plated as not altogether improbable since the incep-
tion of either enterprise. The united force of both
companies would soon drive the road to the State
line. It is very certain That the Mobile and Girard
road is not going to stop right in the woods; it is
certain to go somewhere, and if it cannot reach the
coast at Mobile, it would seem certain that it must
find its way to Pensacola. The road is already a
realized, a vitalized fact-for cars are running upon
it-and it cannot die; misfortune will give new en-
ergy to the company, which will expend more to
save what it has already expended. We copy from
the Columbus Times' report of the stockholders'
meeting:
Mobile having failed to comply with the terms of
her subscription was declared no longer a stock-
holder in the company.
The policy of changing the direction of the road
from and beyond Union Springs, was freely deba-
ted, but no definite decision was reached. We
learn that it will probably cost four times as much
to construct the road from Union Springs to Mobile
as it will cost to connect with Pensacola. This
question will come up again after the road reaches
Union Springs.
The Times learns that it will require an addi-
tional subscription of $80,000 to complete the road
to Union Springs. This amount, the energetic and
indefatigable President says, can and will be raised,
and that then they will have a Railroad 52 miles
long without a dollar of debt to impede its further
progress.
The road is now running 36 miles, and is doing
a very heavy business.
C ----
Baltimore and Ohio railroad stock seems to be of
particular excellence as an investment. A diidend
of thirty per cent. has just been declared out of the
earnings of the road.
Thirty per cent. is well enough for a Northern
road, but we'll show them a dividend, a year or
two hence, in this neighborhood, which will make
them open their eyes.

STATE OFFICERS.-
The following named gentlemen
have been re-elected as State Officers:
F. L. Villepigue, Secretary of State, M. D. Papy,
Attorney General, T. W. Brevard, Comptroller, C.
H. Austin, Treasurer, Win. Scott, Clerk of the
Supreme Court, to fill the vacancy occasioned by
the resignation of Mr. Savage.

NEW YEAR'S EVE BALL.-
New Year's Eve was com-
memorated by a pleasant ball at the St. Mary's
Hall, given by the citizens. The unpropitious
weather prevented the attendance of many ladies-
yet there were plenty. The steamer Ewing brought
down a strong re-inforcement from Santa Rosa, and
altogether the occasion was an happy one which
bade adieu to the Old Year and welcomed the New.
There was a sound of revelry by night, and Escam-
bia's capital-and some from Bagdad and Milton--
had gathered there-at the St. Mary's Hall-her
beauty and her chivalry, and bright the lights-in
the tin chandeliers-shone down on fair women
and brave men. The excellent management of
the ball reflected much credit on the gentlemen
who had the matter in charge, and the fine accom-
modations which the new hotel afforded the numer-
ous company showed it especially adapted to be
the scene of such merry-making.

NEW YEAR IN MOBILE.-
We find in the Mobile Ad-
vertiser an elaborate account of those famous New
Year festivities, so renowned the nation over, and
which are a "petuliar institution" of that city. The
ancient and honorable association of "Cowbellion
de Rakins" celebrated their twenty-sixth anniversa-
ry. The subject of their representation was ".Pan-
demotiun Unveiled," and the Mobilians were pre-
maturely introduced to Satan and his hellish crew,
who were personated with startling fidelity to clas-
sical description. The tableaux at the theatre of
"Satan in Council," "Realms of Pluto," "Satan's


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governmental creed, let them embroil the conti-
nent in war every score or so of years. In using.
the term "republicanism," we mean that grand,
comprehensive, orthodox,'conservative rrpui bie.in-
ism, aud not that indefinable feeling of diequietude,
with its unhappy results, which bears the niLnomer
(red) republicanism, and, when rampant amoig the
mercurial French, shames the most despotic .ty-
rant's sway. At present it rests in an uneasy grave,
upon which stands a monument of its own erection
-Louis Napoleon, the petit maitre of France.

BAD FOR THE SOUTH.-
We find a statement going
the rounds which seems to be founded on facts like-
ly to affect the agricultural sovereignty of the South.
We allude to the successful culture of the Chinese
sugarcane in the North. If the freesoilers contrive
to grow their own sugar, and the English to raise
their own cotton, our independence will be gone--
gone, past redemption. The correspondent of a
Chicago paper says: "I am well convinced that in
1860 the Southern planter will have no sale for his
sugar in the State of Illinois. From present indica-
tions there will be one hundred acres of Chinese
sugarcane raised in Wabash county next year,
which will save the county ten thousand dollars."
A regular Yankee trick.

Special Correspondence of the W. F. Times.
NEW YORK, Dec. 24th, 1856.
MR. EDITOR :I wrote you last week all the stir-
ring news of note, and now again mean to bore you
with some, perhaps, uninteresting matter, which,
by gleaning,~may however be new to your readers.
"Blow, oh! blow ye gentle breezes"
has been the fervent and earnest prayer of New
Yorkers for the past week, and Boreas seems'bent
upon exhibiting his spiteful disposition to us by
freezing up the channels of our blood and veins.
The Hudson is frozen over, and the placid waters
of the "raging" canal have been a mass of con-
gealed liquid and innumerable canal boatmen are
casing the departing year for their ill-luck in con-
sequence of the "froze in." The markets are over
stocked with provisions of all kinds and classes,
flour and eatables of all descriptions selling like
"hot cakes" in consequence of the nearness of the
holidays. The literary world is flooded; and books
and pamphlets of all descriptions are advertised
for sale or for publication. Mr. Stowe's book,
"Dred" has proven a consummate failure, and
Doesticks has issued another gag which is even
worse than his last (Pluribustah) called "The
Elephant Club," and he has gone, down the litera-
ry horizon forever.
"Alas! poor Doesticks
He was a merry fellow with a vein as quaint
As Shakespeare's; only such a different style."
So goes the world. By the way I met, for the
first time after 4 long absence, a queer genius this
morning, a monomaniac of most potent talent and
lucid imagination, but without a spark of cultiva-
tion, a rover in strange lands, a dweller of the
"Old Bear Market here," and in fact a great child
of genius, a diamond buried in a rock so deep
that it is necessary to hammer and pound for hours
and years even before it can be brought so into
the sun-light that the dazzle of the gem could
shine. Such is John Cooper Vail, the poet, as he
deems himself. And such another poet the world
does not possess. I mean no satire, no irony in
this. It is true his versification in half is nonsense,
but his imagery is the most beautiful and sublime
of any ones since Milton. He much resembles
Keats. He has a high appreciation of my literary
merits and conceits himself that the whole universe
contains but two poets, John Cooper Vail and Ju-
bal Cain. Well, he says to me, "Mr.--, my
dear fellow, I am about to publish a book, 'Strange
Scenes in three Great Cities.' I want you to read
it, it is good I assure you. Iam the author, lam!
Now read it r" I assured him I would and this
morning I have a copy in my possession which he
has sent me. He walks into a business place with
his own books, and laying them down, exclaims in
tones stentorian, "This is my book, I am the au-
thor, come buy it. Give me your quarters," and
few refuse him. The singularity about him is that
he is and has always been a newspaper carrier,
and when he writes takes the dictionary, and with
the aid of his splendid genius, classes the words to-
gether in such a manner as to make poetry-poetry
indeed. This is the literary lion of the city at
the present time.
Charles B. Huntington, a Wall street "Bull," is
now on trial for swindling the "Bears" to the ad-
mirable tune of $600,000 by forgery. The proba-
bility is that he will go up the river as far as Sing
Sing for a short time. Jacob Little, the banker,
has failed again. Henshaw & Co., of Boston, has
also pegged out and these two dwindle for several.
millions. The opera is finishing up. Laura Keene
is doing a magnificent business, as is also Billy
Burton. Ladies' Fairs are all the rush now, and
one at the Crystal Palace, for the benefit of the
Catholic society,realized some $3,500 in two nights'
exhibition. The Central Republican (Fremont)
Club gave a grand ball last night at the Academy
of Music, with some six thousand in attendance.
Operatic concerts are held in our churches now
without derogation to the sanctity of the places.
Thalberg, the pianist, has left the city on a tour
South and West. Probably he will visit Mobile
during his course. The Herald is waxing weaker
and weaker every day. Alas! the star of Ben-
nett, the Scot, is descending into the sea of obli-
vion and leaving not a trace of light behind, all,
all, dark, thick, black-nail streaks. A suit is now
pending in the Superior Court, the question being
whether a negro has the right of passage in the
city railroad cars, or is subject to ejection there-
from at the option of the conductor. The case is
not yet decided. I will send you the verdict of
the court as soon as it is delivered. It has become
a noted fact here now that the man who premedi-


N NEW-YORK-nd NEW-ORLEANS at sight,
for sale, in sums to suit purchemrs, by- <
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S From South Florida.
The steamer Jasper, Capt. SMITH, arrived here
on lat uSunday nwii ning with General Barney -mnd
suite. The General is (n a tour of inspetclion
to tbe.ditlBerent pntm. preparatory to acti're oper-
ations against the Indians. He visited tho posts at
the faiini the first part of the week and returned
here again yesterday morning. We understand
that flags of truce have been hoisted at the different
posts and through the country, for the- purpos.-of
calling in the Indians, as it is desired to have a talk
with them and f' possible bring them to terms
peaceably. The General left this morning in the
Jasper for Punta Rassa.-[Key of the Gulf.
A letter from Key West to the Georgian, says:
"We have late arrivals from Cape Florida, where
two companies of the Second Artillery are sta-
tioned. No Indians have been seen by the sol-
diers, although fresh traces were discovered. The
troops were occupied in cutting roads along the
everglades. White flags have :been placed at pro-
per intervals, to attract the attention of the Indians,
thus far they have taken no friendly notice of
them. The flags of truce at the end of the -Indian
track, have, many of them, been pulled down by
the savages, who, by these means, express their
determination to hold no intercourse with General
Harney." -
General Harney, the best Indian officer since
General Jackson's day, is now in command of the
United States troops in Florida, and is pushing the
most active measures to remove the Indians speedi-
ly-peaceably if he can, forcibly if he must.

FERNANDINA AND CEDAR KEYS RAILROAD.-We
find the following announcement in the Jackson-
ville News of Saturday, 20th inst:
"We announced recently that the Florida Rail-
road Company had purchased ten thousand tons of
iron for their road. We learn now from reliable'
authority-that this company: have closed a contract
for the balance of the iron (8,004 tons,) 'necessary
to carry-them to Cedar Keys, delivery to com-
mence in March, at the rate of 1,000 to ;1,500 tons
per month.
"This is an important announcement tod our
friends in the interior, as it ensures the completion
of this load at an early day.

NAVAL.-We observe by the papers that Capt.
Hudson has been ordered to the command of the
new steam frigate Niagara, now fitting for sea at
Brooklyn Navy Yard. Hudson is a worthy man
and bears a good reputation in the service as an
officer and seaman. But he damaged himself in
the estimation of many of his associates in the
navy by waiving his rank and accepting service
under Lieutenant Wilkes on the Exploring Expe-
dition, Wilkes being his junior and, of course, not
entitled to command him. This struck us at the
time as straining a point, and we are glad to see
that Hudson has not suffered from doing what
nothing but excessive professional pride could have
made him declines to do. Hle is now to have com-
mand of one of the finest of our armed vessels,
although he is but a young captain, having been
posted through the operation of the law of 1855,
under which The Retiring Board was created.--
There is one drawback, however, by which he is
to suffer. By a whimsical and absurd provision in
the act alluded to, officers so promoted receive
less pay for the same duty, than those who obtain
their commissions by virtue of a pre-existing law.
The pay of Capt. Hudson, in command of the Ni-
agara, will be only $2,800;, while the pay of post
captains, on the same service, is filed, by the law
of 1835, at $3,500.-[Buffalo Courier.

NAVAL.-The frigate Savannah, from the Brazil
station, at the .Brooklyn Navy Yard, is being dis-
mantled, and will be laid up in ordinary.
The sloop of war Falmouth, at the Brooklyn
Navy Yard, which is to be sent to the coast of
Brazil, to relieve the Germantown, is ready for
sea, and will sail about New Year's day.

FIRE s MONTREAL.-Christ Church, the Episco-
pal Cathedral in Montreal, was destroyed by fire
on the morning of the 10th, together with an ad-
joining store. Loss estimated at $125,000.

The Pope of Rome received one vote at the late
Presidential election in Oneida county, New york.


S NOTICE. .. "
SIX weeks after date I will apply .to the ( court' 9.
k Probates, for the County of Escaibia, for Let-
ters of Administration on the Estate of JOHN
JACKSON, deceased. -' ," "
January 6, 1857. GEORGEW. HUTON,'

p]Tr.AlnT.PaKA, Ja., 18J7f.
To DEALERS IN ALABAi& A rD FLOZUPA ;. .
Gentlemen: .
WE are now established in the- ; ,:

WHOLESALE F SHOE BUSINESS.
in this city, and beg leave to invite your att6ntio
r .to o ur ,. ,
NEW AND EXTENSIVE STOCK.-
0" "o-' [ "" ^ -'

BOOTS, SHOES and BROGA.S,
Direct from the Manufacturers in- 10 ahusew t 90
New Jersey and Pennsylvania; nd-believing Vi
L ,. 1, : -. .. 'I i .. U: a
our long experience and superior facjkis_, -wur
Stock, for Youn TRAE AND FOR To SATI*ATiON
oF YouR Ca o CANOT.B, AS
we solicit an EARLY CALL when you come to the
city. : ;"' )
Yours respectfully,
J0s. S. LIEVETT A C04,d
No. 122 Market st., 3d store from FourtI4 r
PHILAD2BLP'flU-
10S. S. LEVETr, .AL Srig,, juy .
formerly of Pensacola. ". o{Boetom
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PENSACOLA SHOE STORES INlAAI
OPPlOSrITE PUBLIC SQUA
Corner Government & 1.awfox oto.

A NEW STOCK
-OF-

BOOTS, SHOES AND GAITERS
Just received, direct from Philadelphia,;..:. :
of the LATEST STYLES, comprising
every article in the Shoe line, from ladies' and ge-
tlemen's Fancy Gaiters to Staple Bro-
gans, to which I ask the attention of'thi it
and surrounding towns.
My stock is Large and FASHIONABLE, and wil1
be sold by the dozen, or single pair, at a SMALL AD-
VANCE on Philadelphia prices, for cash .. V*
P. M. HATCW
N. B.-,Country dealers who will call and exam-
ine my stock, CAN'T HELP BUYING.

W. Mr. Hatch has made such anrrage-
ments with the fi:m of Jos. S. Levett & OB.,
of Philadelphia, that his stock will be continually reL
plenished with all new and fashionable styles a
well as with fresh supplies of staple articles ,.
December 25. I. i


0 ^ --^--1 ,
A MsOsMTER .A-L-The Philadelphia Ledger
states that n] Z en or application to thp
ne1t jegisialu f .ylvauia for a new Ban *
'in Phlladelh capital or five millions'
vith power to iea to ten millions. It adds,\
this Panks; to -c t th;e "Republican Bank."

THE/.WRECKO,'rHE ,ARTric.-The schooner Men-
tor, Capt. ConlFy,- bt New York, lately came to
anchr -i n forty-five Jfathom w*e -- i I
11, longitude not remembered, on the western edge
of the Grand Bank, about fifty iiles frfs(1 ndJ
and found that he had dropp,1his h Wncio-on
wreck. On heaving over the fish lines they .e-
came entangled in wreck matter at aboutwtr'or'
five fathoms from the bottem, and the ^dtAl~a
found adhering to, the hooks .ppeaed to be pwr-
dtions of rigging. It 'will be remembered that the
steamship Arctic. sank in Septembher, 18i44 -ithin
a very Short distance of the ahorage' chosen by
the Mentor, apd there 'can be little douet .4atc to-
wreck discovered was that of the ill-fated a -
s h ip ;. ", : -, *i r' -- r
* --+ ," *: -, .; il.^^ 'k' ^ a ,'" ," -1 / ;'- i/' .-+J .

,TyE TERZITORy OF "'ARZO'A."-.-'Th residcnt"AnSozx
the Gadsden purchase 'are taking nipaaurea to or.
ganize that'Territbry, which they propose -to"'call
"'Arizona.'" They have elected Nathan P.,iook
their delegate to Congress, to which' body -they
will forward a memorial-, signed by p60o'.nnes,
praying for a division of the Territory.oK New
Mexico, and the formation of a new government in
the Gadsden 'puia4ase.. The estImated'"pop tn +
of the new TerritoryA Pabout 10,000. ',
"--- i --- a[, "'* .
A){. INTERESTING 'Evo-i-Thel trAA 4'f.w&n
wim take place in I sl ,,ft he Nk .0 40
directly between, the e the ann, iTgthe-
day, and the darkness caused by it will make ligbts.
necessary in the -houses. The .transit. *,O crvpu
once :in a- century, and oBthe last occaion al
British Government fitted' out an expedition tbothoM
South Pacific Ocean, for the purpose of observing
it from several points simulaneoisly, for atonom-
ical purposes.,. ... : I





0ON the 5th irist., in Pendacola, a l.t orf l Fr-
vate Papers. The finder 'will .be 'e
warded by'returning them to'M. 'QUIGOLES. '
J. G. THOMAS, U. S. N."-,
Jan. 6, 18S'T. ''' 6. > tfcli-q'-


DIED,
In this city, on the 3d inst., Mrs. MARINA Ro-
SIQUE, aged 65 years.

PORT OF PENSACOLA.

MARINE LIST.


Arrived.
Dec. 81.-Brig N. Stowers, from Frankfort, with
granite, to Navy Yard.
Sch. F. Sheerer, Sheerer, from Tortugas,
in ballast.
Jan. 1.--Sch. West Florida, Burns, from New Or-
leans, to Criglar, Batcheldor &co.
Sch. Mystic Valley, Collins, from New
York via Key West, to Keyser, Judah
&co., Capt. Newton, assorted cargo.
8.-Schr. L. B. Myers, Somers, from Indian-
la.
Schr. Justice, Saunders. from N. Orleans.
5.-Schr. Powhatan, Caro, from N. Orleans.
Brig Martha Kendall, Dyce, from Aspin-
wall, in ballast.
Cleared.
Dec. 80.-Schr. Zulime, Webber, for New Orleans,
.by master.
Sehr. Lizzie Mezzick, Hanson, for New
Orleans, by E. E. Simpson &co.
81.--Schr. Ella, Robertson, for New Orleans,
by Criglar, Batchelder &co.
Schr. Dora, Boghich, for New Oleans, by
Jackson Morton.
Jan. 1.-Schr. J. Sierra, Roberts, for Galveston,
by Wm. Miller.
Schr. Fred. Sheerer, for Key West, by
Raiford & Abererombie.
2.-Schr. Diamond, Rushing, for New Or-
leans, by E. E. Simpson &co.
Schr. Nancy P. Heagan, Dow, for Hav-
ana, by Keyser, McVoy &co.
Exports.
NEW ORLEANS-Per schr. Ella-70.000 feet
lumber.
-Per schr. Dora-22,000 ft lumber.
-Per schr. Diamond-39,000 ft lumber, 30,000
laths; 11 bales cotton by Gundersheimer; 9 by A
& G Forcheimer; 44 by Jno D Leigh.
-Per schr. Lizzie Mezzick-55,659 ft lumber,
334 cubic ft sash, door and blinds; 90 bales cotton
by A & G Forcheimer.
-Per schr. Zulime-46,000 ft lumber.
HAVANA-Per schr. Nancy P. Heagan-1835,-
538 ft lumber.
GALVESTON-Per schr. J. Sierra-90,000 feet
lumber.
KEY WEST-Per Fred. Sheerer-124,000 bricks,
25,000 shingles.

Consignees.
NAVY YARD-Per schr Powhatan-U States,
G G Pattison, T B Brown.
PENSACOLA-W H Baker &co, C P Knapp, P
Gonzalez, H Hyer, W Sturdivant, S MeClenan, F
Bobe, Mrs Caldwell, W Anderson, M D Hernandez.
MILTON-J D Leigh, Marshall & Amos, J R
Mims &co Keyser, Cushman &co, E E Simpton
&co, A & G Foroheimer.


NOTICE.
B a. RICHARD WILCOX is my true and law!
- ful Agent for the transaction of bdsi-
ness in my name, appertaining, to my real and per-
sonal estate, during my absence from Floridp. -'
EBEN FARRAN-D, ". (t



ST. JURYS I ".1:
Warngo,Fa, Dt216.: /;


muzx&ooLAg'fi. uw *: -
THIS FINE THOTEL, a&brding superior acco-i.
LmodatioTs hudred persons, is now com-
pleted, and is open for the reception of perma$nt
or transient boarders.
With 41f household arrangements on the
improved plan, with an accomplished chefde sieimt
an experienced corps of waiters and servants8,or
dining-room and dormitory, and long familiritI
with the business, the proprietress has co'ndfic
that no one will havp reason to be dissatisfied.
*.*Lodgers can at all times be accommodated
with horses and carriages.
*,,*In the summer season extensive bath-hQb s
will offer delightful advantages forf-alwaq, bath.
ing. -

Board and Lodging, per month......... 93 0
perweek.......... 800
." perday........ ... i 60
Mms0 M. COLLINS.
December 30, 1866. 6 IT






Z Diis D*LimiRh,-ReOM -CAiTonN'iA.-Tfiere
d'Aws from California or much importance.
i .Alt alifornia, of the 6th, furni-l'es a 'um-
man, Lom whieh' we eopy, as follows ..,
-Sinu;* the sailing of the last steamer, considerable'"
r~akafaih throughout the State, anid the pros-,
pcsf $ie.lminers are veryfavorable.
A lot of 1000 pounds of tobacco hias been-,
raiAs thisi season' 'o' the- CoMmliines river.. It is
sia4"obe of 'a very superior quality.
*. ... ,;
'i6' the recent election,'two wipn were elected
tfioikees in iPlacer odounty--oua, as Justicee of-
the Peace, and'tlfe'o'dhet' as Consrable. Each re.
epive4 .one vote in the p'ecitnet,'ifafl there was no
oi~ o, lion. .; as -'
..Aie Supervisors. ef Ma 'posaf c0-ty ay as-
wmied the Frenmont grant at 4l, ii'i,0(. The tax-.
fl Wit iare $17,000;: '. ..- "' -
.4. grovc of over l,',0, tree, varying in size
from six to thirty-two feet in diameter, and many
omTemn from 3.25 to 8.>7 feet high, has been'-re-
cently discovered em a ,rinch of oKing's river.
The trees are of the'arbor vitWe'pecieB... '
A c(met, with a tail tlen degrees in l1.'rigth, was
0 ,- .0 .0i
recently.seen in the vicinilt of Sa-.ramenio.
There are 5FCi) miles of ianral- for the cofvey-
ance of watei for'imining purpose's in hEl Dorado
countsybeide 450 niile. ofr lateral branches. The
lgin~l.cost'of the work w*asV ,4,,)." .
4' lie general health. of .the. city has, been excel-
lnt l'duri the .foktnightl. : :. -

M'ENSE PROGRESS O ScIrNCE AND SrUPENDO['(
WULT AiN.PF4oskc=c.--Copl.. Greene, of.the Boston
Pst, got off the following i' a recent speech of
some kind: "-
*-'Tbe talking' wire'now w'rolong enough f circle
fi globe four times or more f and when the mag-
netic hand of Nef round a6 lshak, the iron fin-
gers f the? Irish Lo.st, we ljaiil k-now the g.'ijder
of' V.ietoria's next iheir to the tbron--, before one-
haJf of the citizens. of London-have heard of the.
b irth ... ......... s i

WAN CO.:S.OTTER:IES.

SOuTHERN MILITARY ACADEMY
S............. Ol.OTTERE... .... ,
o; _.. ./. .. c~aaas N ..-!, *:**.,_
To bei drawn in the city oft Mobile, Ala., in public,
'-"on Saturday. Jan. 10,.8t57,
",'& 'THE PLAN OF SINGLE NUMBERS.

3ohn"'Hureland W. W McGuire, E Cormmis-
S.,. signers,

-30,000 Tickets, 3,26O Prizes-! '
More than I Prize to every' 10 Tickets!
i.'NOVEL SC EIME'!.. :
1 ,Pri; 1 of;. ..$4A,,, ., i 1 Prize'of.'. .lr
1r ..'... 1 ." 10 Prizes of..... :"'),
T*'1""-1-+:' /. .... lo,i i i,' ) ; 0
_, ',. ,:' (" I .. .. 70

: .:..APPROXIMATION PRIZES.
*'-:4 Prizesof$ 150approx'ting to .4i',"":, are $60,)
2+, *^*\" :+. 121 ) 2,i ) C1w
4,'4 4<'; 100 6 i 6,-000' 400
.',100.M 800
"a.8':'" 5- 60 1,000-. "400
11.;-'f;:"t .'."46 200 1,800
3,000- 40 are........... 10,000
31,280 Prizes, amounting to............ .204,000
WHOLE TIvErTS 0l--HALTFS $5--QuARTkRS;- $21.
SThe/,firist ;16 Prizes are decided in tlte'usual mar-
Ii ,o 3000o Prizes ofr *t0 will be determined
by the last figure of the nAmber that dtra w4 the
$4J,"Oi0) Prize. For esmple?, if thb number draw-
iglb'441.(! WA .rm k. k-,-rb Ntr.-t-,--rtht atl tie
0ckets fwfyre the number ends in 1'I wib he entitled
"th *40. 0 the number ends dwith No. 4, then all
0e, 7kbets where the number ends? in 2 will be'n-
tihld'to $S40, and so on to A.
a Certificaiea of Packages will be sold at the fol-
towing rares, which Is the risk:' '
tltiffcate of package of '10 Whole Tickets..:.;.'.$60
'+ -': .10 HMfi "' .'.:.,80
,t- ..Q *, /, I0 Qfiarter 5.. 5
!"Address orders ror Tiketsia Certifieates' either
o .S. SWAN & CO., Atlanta, Ga.
.o.. SWAN, buitgomery; Ala.
S,'"'. ' S. SWAN, Box 200, Mobile, Ala.


fort Gaines Academy

:.+ ;+'. ..!+Clasa'+23+.+ ***'- *' +*i
To be drawn in thbe city of Atlanta, Ga.,
in public on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1857,
0ON THE PLAIN 'OF SINGLE NUMBERS,

,I ,O Tlickets--3,307 Prizes*
Nearly, One Prize to every Nine Tickets.
': 'B^ILLi+ANT SCHEME! -
'. 1 Prize of. ..... ,$25,00 is ....'. X26,61:1:1
^ "/'-...... .10,000 is.... ..... 10,000
..............-. ],'ki"'".1I is......... 10,000
1,,.iI, ":,......-., ,00 is........ 10,000
^ ..~ 4,000 is......... 4,000
'4 f .'1,000 isa......... 1,000
.1,000 is.........1,000
"101P i f0,,. 0 are........ 2,000
90 .... 100ae....... 9,000
10" r0
100 ," ... ... ,, .., are ...... .. .,0 0
loo 4 4, 10 '7Care........ 5,000
100"'i' .. 50'ae..... :5000
8,000-'" '; '..6 :,. .40are;........120,000
3'Prises "amonnting to............ $204,000
M TiCKi 1 'J-LIAJvEs' $5-QUARTERS' $21.
-. fie first, .3017 Prizes. are decided in the usual
-sal r. : + ,.. *+ ,, ;
iThe S.Oi, Priies of $14v- will be determined.by the
mrtfigire of' the Number tiat drawsthe :$25,000
P.rize. For example, if, the Number drawing the
$25,000 Prize ends with No. 1, then all the .Tickets
-where p1henumber ends in A will be entitled, to $40.
Afithe ie & ter eods with,No..,2, then all the Tick-
*t whether e Numier ends ia2 will be entitled to
44, ,and so onto 0.. .
.i; Certifilates of Packages will be sold at, the fol-
,ewibg rbttcs, which is the risk; ,:
ertMffte& Of Paickage of 10 Whole Tickets... .$60
o.i A U '... ; 10 Half' 80
"oi+o"- +,, loQuarter ... 15
S "Andres Orders for Tickets or Certificates of
.,*.ages9of'kTkie iither'"to.-' : "
-' +"+SWAN '&' Co.,A tlanta, Ga.,
or ,'.S. SWAN; "
2td '-' : "Mnogomery, Ala.
Pluii 6'1I v SwaU"&Co.1s1 Lotteries.
3.),;'5')'Numbers corresponding with' hose on 'the.
Ticketgu.e pled in. npe Wheel. The Prizes'are
placed i't nottliei Wheel.,: A number is drawn
from 'ti'i'mbler Wheel, "ffuit the same time a
Prize is 'drawn front ithe other'.Wheel. The Prize
drawnI' I" placed agAnst the Number drawn. This
*erdton .is-repeated until all the Prizes are 'drawn
out. .
IN o TI'`KET:'OR,'CER-tI7AX1ES,
Enclose the money to our address for the Tick-
Nkr eron femlpt of which ;they will be ; for-
awdlccly firtm .iL .,
"',lWhaJivt. f drawn. Numbers and Prizes will be
4Mt.tipuichawr-.imnmediaLtely .after the drawing.
.*,tQ.pS'*tfhiaee will please write their signatures
piuiaj avli give their Postoflice, County and Stale.
,,;i R itnBiqmbertthgt every Prize is drawn, and
4*yftbl Injull Withlout deduction. .
4 m,.W All Prizes:of $il.ui and under paid iime-
Aptelpaer ,iha drawing-other prizes at the usual
O\ ,iBe.i..tliy d pys, in full withont deduction. ,
b,5%LAotsunicatioos strictly confldential.
..,:Prt.,.Tipkets caihed or- renewedin other
a iidta at eftber office. ...,


LOUISIANA SUGAR CRop.-The Franklin Journal
says: "
"Our planters, many of them,,. have finished
grinding. We 4ave been told that the crop is less
than it was ever known'to be before. There are
Various estimates with regard to the" number of
hogsheads. Sorie think that. there will not be
:over 4500 hogsheads made in the- ,-aiih, others go
as high as 5500. Taking the highest figure, it will
be a falling off fromni the crop of last year of over
l:t,g"> liogcaI.. We have been told by planters
who have examined mnjt..vs of cane, put up for
e(el, that-they find a quantity of it in very bad
,onu litiot,., -': '' *.* ,' ,' +- -

Mr. Mathew, att. Briti-i, ',,in ml :it Philadelphia,
sent home for his share .in the. Enlistment business,
has been appointed Consul at Odessa-a very lu-
crative pouhoun. H. B. M. does not neglect the
discharged Consuls. .. .
,t .': 7 -i -~ ^-- -- .
SA young man 'in Georgetown, D. C., who last
week took four grains of strychnine for the pur-
rqu- ofQ'b.,uiitthcg suicide, was saved by the in-
halation of an ounce and a half of chloroform.
Either of the doses would have killed him, sepa-
rately-between them both he lived.

T ThiAi.'&ER.iV ON AMERICANS.-A letter from Paris
'says:
'"Mr. Thackeray, who was here lately, but who
is now delivering lectures in Edinburgh, has a con-
tract from a publishing house in London, for 'the
writing of a volume of a certain length, at six
thousand pounds sterling. Mr. Thackeray was cal-
culat;ig 'a6ely how much this would come to per
Line, and t.-',iiu.l.-.] it at three 1liilliig, (Eti;li-h.'
And yet.he was -o lAzv that. le hal hi-l11 lth con-
tract several months'without writing' a line. It is
a romance, and as'he inti:nd; to kll off his hero
in 'Au..i;ca, you may -ex'pcr a certain amount of
criticism on American manners and customs."

Si LrV?%-'s STEIAM BATTEDY.--From a recent New
York i tier, we extract the following paragraph:
Stevens's steam battery, for the defense of this
harbor, for which Congress made 'an extra appro-
priati,.,n iht ,,r.nii.r of $81,000, does not progress
very fast. Indeed the work upon it is suspended
except on the. engines. Workmen are throwing a
roof over the infernal machine, in order to pre-
serve it from winter weather.

MACHINE FOR CUTTING DowN TREEs.-There is
oil exhibition at the Mechanics' Exchange, Sun
Iron Bniuil,lingr, a working model of'a machine for
utting ,doi trees. 'It belongs to that class of in-
ventions which are manifestly practical and emi-
nently. useful, and convinces the observer at a
glance that inventive genius has achieved a great
eiIh front the simplest' means. An iron frame is
made to clasp the tree,'and from this frame a
chisel-shaped knife is brought into contact with the
trunk.':' By the turning of a wrench, the chisel is
worked round and round the tree, cutting its way
to the centre. The inventor claims for it an effi-
ciency equal to the felling of. a tree of .our feet
diameter in half an hour. As it cuts only a nar-
row grove, it saves a considerable portion 'of the
butt of each tee. 1It will also cut-so close to the
ground 'as to leave no stump above the surface,
while it prepares a square butt ready for the mill.
It is the invention of Mr. C. G. Ehrsam, and is
well worthy the attention of persons, interested in
so valuable an instrumentality of "progress" in
this country. '

TIGERS iN FLORIDA.-Capt. Samuel Somers re-
cently killed, near -his residence, on the river St.
John, Florida, an old tigress and two half-grown
tigers. He also came in sight of the old male
tiger several times, but was afraid to shoot at him.
'The tigress measured eleven feet six inches from
the tip of the ndse to the end Of the tail, and it is
,supposed would have .weighed three or four hun-
dred pounds. .:

RUMORED DUEL.-A New York correspondent of
the Albany Argds says 1hat Col. Fremont has chal-
lenged Toombs, of Georgia, to a duel.-[Exchange.
Another rumor confirms the above. It is ru-
mored that the arrangements for the meeting are
all complete, and that the battle ground has been
selected. Henry Ward Beecher, the Brooklyn
warrior and philanthropist, is to be Fremont's sec-
ond, and Brooks, of South Carolina, is to be sec-
ondl for Toombs. Drs. H. Greeley, and T. Weed,
Will be' in attendance on Fremont-they having
bled him so frequently they understand his consti-
tution. The weapons will be Sharpe's rifles, load-
ed by Beecher, with Kansas gas. The distance
will be four miles (by request of Fremont) and the
time midnight (by the request of Beecher.) The
combatants q& wheel and fire like fury. Toombs
thinks this' is the surest way to kill Fremont, (scare
'him to death,) and therefore consents to time and
,distance. Brooks desired canes for weapons.-
The ground selected is Kamtschatka (by advice of
Burlingame.) A boat will be chartered by Con-
gress to take as many of Fremont's friends as de-
sire to be "in at the death," With the understand-
ing that they are to remain there to keep slavery
from spreading its.blight over that fertile country.
After the fight a Xamtschatka dog will give a howl
for freedom.--[Lockport Advertiser.

CURIOUS FACT.-We were yesterday credibly in-
formcied; by a gentleman who resides near the spot,
thatln September last, the well-known pecan tree,
under which the remains of Gen. Packenham were
buried, a few miles below this city, was broken off,
thirty feet above ground, by a gale of wind, and a
cannon ball, fired from the British lines during the
,battle, was found embedded just where the trunk
,broke off. ,


Thus- it was that the brave Briton slept nnder
bne of his own missiles as his monument.-[N. 0.
Picayunw.

The world we :live in. is a rough world, and a
thorny world, an awkward world, to get through;
but it might be worse. 'It might be better, how-
over,. if very one tried to make it so. I was
walking some time ago, with a countryman, whom
I observed, every now and then, to kick aside any
particular'large and jagged stone that lay on the
horse'track.' "I do ndt-like to see a stone like that
in the roa.4 d aid he, "and not move it. It may
trip up a hboee and break the rider's neck, and 'tis'
very' little tAObleto kick it aside." Now, if all
the passers throughb'this world would but act on
the same .. pa,' ," "'

If pruduneO'eahnot'aNl*IW prevent misfortune, it
may do mueh'in' diapp6ifithng its effects. '
More evil truths are discovered by the corruption
;of the heart, than by- penetration, .
'When a maAmakes hisg wife a'han4some present, it
isi2a sipn that rbey have been quarreling recently,
The inakiedness 9f the indigent world" might he
clothed from the trimmings of the vain.


GEORGIA AND FLORIDARAILROAD.-The first sec-
tion of the Georgia and-Florida Railroad was opened
from Americus to Sumpter City on the 1st ultimo,
and has been regularly carrying freight and passen-
gers since that date. About 300 hands are at work
on the Road between Sumpter City and Albany. The
iron has been ordered for the whole Road. The
contracts are all let, to'be completed by the 1st of
October next, and a fund of $2500 has been made
up and offered as a bonus to the Contractors to
complete the Road by the 1st of September. The
history of this Road would be a curiosity, and we
intend when we can get leisure, to sketch it for the
benefit of other Railroad builders-Albany Patriot.
A stranger, dining with a party at Jones' had help-
ed himself to the first dish of meat that stood near
him; and, being hungry, and making no calculations
as to the choicer dishes, which were to follow, began
to eat his slices of the plain dishes with great gusto
and voracity. "Bless my soul !" exclaimed a more
experienced glutton; "surely you are not going to
throw away that beautiful appetite upon a leg of
mutton !"
The Florida Railroad is to be one hundred and
thirty-seven miles long, extending from the town
of Fernandina, near the mouth of the St. Mary's,
on the Atlantic, to Cedar Key, near the mouth of
the Suwantee on the Gulf of Mexfco. It is intended
to save the great expense, distance and danger of
the navigation around the Capes of Florida. Ten
miles of the road are finished, fifty ready for the
iron, seven thousand tons of iron purchased, and
tract-laying to be done at the rate of two. miles
per week.
Au Indiana paper, announcing the death of a gen-
tleman out West, says that "the deceased, though
a Bank Director, is generally believed to have died
a Christian, and was much respected while living,"

UIWIn the contested electionin Gadsden county,
for the Legislature,. between Messrs. Allison and
Davidson, the latter was elected by six votes.
Col Renton was born in North Carolina, studied
law in Virginia, entered the army for 'a year-
practiced law in Tennessee; edited a paper in
Missouri, and served as her Senator from 1821 to
1851. Col. Banton is in the 74th year of his
age.
A bulbous root--said to be an excellent substitute
for the common potato has been introduced into
France. It yields an abundance of tubers of from
half an ounce to an ounce each, very wholesome,
and with a delicate vanilla flower, containing twenty-
two per cent. of starch.
Peter Acker, Jr., one of the proprietors of the
St. Nicholas Hotel, New York, died on Tuesday,
23d instant.
THE FAITHFUL WIFE.-A true and beautiful tri-
bnte to Women by Daniel Webster: "May it please
your honors, there Is nothing upon this earth that
can compare with the faithful attachment of a wife ;
no creature who for the object of her love is so ido-
mitablp, so persevering, so ready to suffer and die.
Under the most depressing circumstances, woman's
weakness becomes mighty power, her timidity be-
comes fearless courage, all her shrinking and sink-
ing passes away, and her spirit acquires the firm-
ness of marble-adamantine firmness-when cir-
cumstances drive her to put forth all her energies
under the inspiration of her affection."
Premature consolation is but the remembrance of
sorrow.
Those that are frugal by habit hardly know that
temperance is a virtue.
Finery is very unbecoming in those who want the
means of decency.

MEDICAL NOTICE.
D R. JAMES B. COLE respectfully ol-
fers his professional services to the citizens of
Pensacola and its vicinity. He can be found at all
hours at


Dec. 9, 1856.


U;olIIns's jioteL


3tf


Sash, Door and Moulding Factory,
BAGDAD, Fla.
THE Subscribers will receive orders for every
description of Sash, Doors, Blinds and
MT[ouldings, made at the -above Factory, and
furnished at short notice.
3 KEYSER, JUDAH & CO.


SHIP-CHARLERY,

AND
FAMILY GROCERIES.


THE subscribers have now in store, and are con-
stantly receiving from New York and New Or-
leans, a fine assortment of Fresh Articles, consist-
ing of-
TEAS-Green and Black.
SUGARS-Crushed and Powdered.
SOAP-Castile and Brown.
BUTTER-Goshen and Western.
CHEESE-English Dairy and Pineapple.
Pearl Starch, Saleratus.
Soda and Cream-Tartar.
Buckwheat Meal.
Yeast-Powders, Guava Jelly,
Havana Preserves, Shaker Preserves.
Prunes, Raisins, Almonds,
Dried Apples and Peaches,
Cranberries, Citron, Currants,
Preserved Strawberries,
Pickles, Ketchup, Sauces,
Gnions, Olives, Capers,
Salmon, Lobster.
SPICES-Allspice, Cloves, Cinnamon,
Nutmeg, Pepper, Ginger, Mace.
Superior Kentucky Mustard.
WINES-Madeira, Port, Claret.
Superior, Cognac Brandy.
Old Monongahela Whiskey.
Bourbon
Schiedam Aromatic Schnapps-genuine article.
Lemon and Orgeat Syrups.
CORDIALS-assorted.
Mackerel, Codfish and Smoked Herring.
Crockery and Tinware.

3haLlap-OlinxxcaLle y.
Manilla and Tarred Rope,
Houseline, Hambroline,
Spun-Yarn, Cotton Lines,
Russia Bolt-Rope,
Rigging-Leather,
Pump, do
Cotton-Duck,
Oakum, Coal-Tar,
Tar, Pitch, Rosin,
Spirits Turpentine,
Sperm and Lamp-Oil,
Blocks, Single and Double,
Jib-hanks and Mast-hoops,
Ship-scrapers,
: Hook and Thimbles,
Paint and Tar-brushes,
Caulking-mallets, Marlinespikes
Pump-tacks, Copper, Nails,
Anchors, Chains, etc., etc.
**We invite the attention of our friends and
customers and solicit a call.
We sell for cash, or on short time.


W. I; BAKER & CO.
Nov. 29, 18-9g


2tf


B. C..WILLIS,

A- N D
.kND
GENERAL AGENT,
W Will attend promptly to all business entrusted
to him. Itf


TRIMIBLE & PETERSON,
S L II1- M& e 1& ex x rz
HEAD OF NEW WHARF,
Solicit a share of public patronage.
TENTS, AWNINGS .&c.,


made to order.


1


HAY AND BUTTER.
A BALES prime Northern Hay ; 20 firkins
400 choice Goshen Butter. In store and for
sale by KEYSER, JUDAH & CO.
Nov. 25th, 1856. ltf


Benj. M. & Edw. A. WHITLOCK & Co.,
13 Beekman street,
(CORNER NASSAU)
First street above the Astor House, on the opposite
side of, and Four doors East, of the Park,
NEW-YORK.
IMPORTERS of Cognac Brandies, from OTARD
DUPUY & Co., HENNESSEY, PINT, CAS-
TILLON & Co., and other houses of the highest re-
putation, and sole proprietors of the celebrated
brandies of
CHATEAU BERNARD,
SUPERIOR VINEYARD,
LIQUEUR DES CHAMPS D'OR,
"MAGNA CHARTA," &c., &c.,
SCHIEDAM AND
SOLD HOLLAND GINS,
JAMAICA AND WEST INDIA RUMS,
MADEIRA, PORT AND SHERRY WINES,
from the oldest established houses in Europe, all of
which have been ordered and selected with a view
to their purity and medicinal use.

Imported for our own trade, from the best ship-
pers in Havanae
Agents for the finest description of
VIRGINIA MANUFACTURED TOBACCO.
Also, a large stock of medium-low grades, and
Wholesale Dealers in Fine Groceries.

Premium Champagne Cremant.
Benj. M. & E. A. W. & Co. are the exclusive own-
ers of this wine, and are in receipt of shipments by
regular packets, and beg 'those who may not have
given it a trial to do so, under their guarantee that
it will be found superior in delicacy of flavor and
quality, to any wine at present imported.
BENJ. M. WHITLOCK,
EDW. A. WHITLOCK, B. M. & E. A. WHITLOCK
FRD. J. HAVERSTICK, Co.
OLIVER W. DODGE,
HENRY CAMMEYER. 1 ly


PROSPECTUS
OF THE
WEEKLY MONTGOMERY MESSENGER.


"To show the very age and body of the TIMS."
The undersigned proposes to publish, in connec-
tion with THE DAILY MESSENGER, a weekly paper,
to be called the MONTGOMERY MESSENGER.
As in the announcement of our weekly, we shall
in this indulge in no extravagant promises. With
the dally as with the weekly MESSENGER, we shall
try to make it "The herald of a busy Word;" an
epitome of the Times, by culling for its columns,
from every source within our reach, articles on all
subject-short, pithy paragraphs; for, in this "fast
age," as it is appropriately styled, the newspaper is
not the place for long essays and disquisitions, on
any subject. It should be multum in parvo-as
full of news "as a hickory-.nut is of meat;" and
this is what we shall endeavor to make the weekly
MESSENGER.
Into the politics of the day we shall not enter.
To this determination, however, there is one limi-
tation: In the struggle now going on between the
North and the South, we could not be silent if we
would. A native of the Southern soil, our heart's
warmest feelings cluster around its interests; and
whenever these are invaded, our arm, feeble as it
is, will not be laggard in the fight.
The undersigned would respectfully appeal to
the friends for whom he has so long catered edito-
rially to exert themselves a little in behalf of his
new enterprise. He has at least one "hundred true
and tried" friends in the State, each of whom cant
send the names (and money) of ten subscribers,
within ten days after reading this prospectus; and
they are the men that will do it.
It is intended to issue the first number of this
paper on the 14th of January, 1857, and we shall
be under obligations to those who will send us a
list of subscribers previous to that time.
A commission of ten per cent. will be allowed to
Post Masters and others who may send subscribers.
Subscription price $2 00 a year, in advance.
P. H. BRITTAN.
Montgomery, Dec. 18, 1856.


IFE INSURANCE.-
ACCUMULATED FUND, $2,329,894.

LOSSES PAID, $1,427,934.
DIVIDENDS PAID, $773,836.

PERFECT SECURITY
AND
STRICT ECONOMY


are distinguishing features of
THE MUTUAL BENEFIT LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY.
Among the many advantages offered to the pub-
lic are: The Security of a Large Accumulation;
Annual Declaration of Dividends; Payment of Di-
vidends in Reduction of Premiums. One half of
the Premium on life Policies of over $50, mny be
paid by note, bearing 6 per cent. interest. Receipt
of Premiums Semi-annually vnd Quarterly. Pro-
spectuses, Statements and Applications, will be
furnished upon application at the office. All infor-
mation desired will be given by the undersigned.
ROBERT L. PATTERSON, President.
JOEL W. CONDIT, Vice President.
BENJ'N. C. MILLER, Secretary.
JOS. L. & J. P. LORD, Agents,
1 6m No. 11 Wall street, New York.


F INE GOLD AND SILVER WATCHES. The
subscriber would call the attention of purcha-
sers to the following, (at less than the usual prices,)
and which will be forwarded to all parts of the
United States and Canadas, by mail or express,
free of charge.
JULES JURGENSEN WATCHES.
Warranted perfect time-keepers, from $150 to $250
COOPER WATCHES.
Duplex and Levers, from........... $125 to $275
INDEPENDENT SECOND AND QUARTER
SECOND
Watches, for timing horses....... $125 to $250
EIGHT-DAY WATCHES.
Which run eight days with once wind-
ing............................ $140 to $185
ENAMEL WATCHES.
For Ladies, some in hunting cases.... $35 to $100
CHRONOMETERS.
Splendid Gold Pocket Chronometers,
perfect time-keepers........... $125 to $250
MAGIC WATCHES,
Which change into three different
Watches......................$100 to $175
Daguerreotype Watches............ $98 to $100
Fine Gold Lepine Watches, 4 holesjewelled.... $25
Fine Gold Detached Levers................ 80
Gold Enamelled Watches for Ladies........ 35
Gold English Patent Levers................ 35
Silver Patent Levers as low as............ 16
Silver Detached Levers as low as............ 14
WATCHES REPAIRED
In the best manner, and warranted, at less than the
usual prices. Also, Clocks and Jewelry repaired
in a superior manner. GEO. C. ALLEN,
Importer, Wholesale and Retail,
No. 11 Wall street, (2d floor) near Broadway,
1 Sm New York.


ADDICKS, VAN DUSEN & SMITH,
No. .159 Market;st., above Foeurth,
PHILADELPHIA,
WHOLESALE DEALERS IN
SSHOES, :
BOOTS, ... .
BONNETS, ..
ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS,.
.. HATS,.
... .. C. APS, '
.. FURS, &o6
JOHN E. ADDICKSg;" SAMUEL B. VAN DUSEI
-THOMAS B. SMITH... 1 ly


B33ro~Wn'~s Hotel,
OPPOSITE PASSENGER DEPOT,
MACOVON, Ga.
Meals ready0on the arrival of every Train.
*~~~~ ~ ~ l ':^y


EXCHANGE HOTEL,
EXCHANGE ALLEY, (between Commerce and
Water streets)
Mobile, Ala.
H. GRIFFING, Proprietor.
Wl'This hotel is conyeniently located in the bus-
iness heart of the city, and enjoys the special pa-
tronage of the mercantile community. 1 ly


WM. 0. LANE & CO.,
IMPORTERS AND JOBBERS OF
STAPLE AND FANCY DRY GOODS,
S 194 Broadway, New York.


WM. 0. LANE,
EDWARD H. LANE,


1 ly


KER BOYCE,
JESSE C. LANE.


LAND WARRANTS.
HIGHEST CASH PRICE given for Land War-
rants, by KEYSER, JUDAH & CO.
December 18. 4tf


WM. L MCDONALD,
Manufacturer of Carriages, etc.
W REPOSITORY
No. 26 BEEKMAN & 18 SPRUCE
street-a few doors East of the Park, opposite Park
Place and Murray street,
1 ly NEW YORK.


DISSOLUTION.
THE firm of WOLFE, GILLESPIE & CO., is
this day dissolved by mutual consent.
JOHN WOLFE,
G. D. H. GILLESPIE,
RICHARD P. BRUFF.
New York, Dec. 31, 1855.
NEW. FIRM.

BRUFF, BROTHER & SEAVER,
No. 44 WARREN ST., NEW YORK.
THE undersigned, for many years connected
L with the above House, have formed a copart-
nership and associated with us, as special partner,
Mr. JAMES I. DAY (late of the firm of Slark, Day
& Stauffer, New Orleans.) Our business will be
conducted under the style of
BRUFF, BROTHER & SEAVER,
in our commodious New Store, No. 44 Warren St.,
New York.
We have now on hand and are receiving a very
large and entirely new stock of Foreign and Do-
mestic Hardware, Guns, Cutlery, Sporting Appara-
tus, &c., which we offer at thetowest rates for Cash
or approved notes.
We are the only agents for R. P. Bruff's Cast
Steel Warranted Axes and Edged Tools.
y" Orders will receive our best and prompt at-
tention, and are respectfully solicited.
RICHARD P. BRUFy, )
CHARLES BRUFF, BRUFF, BRO'. & SEAVER.
GEO. ARTHUR SEAVER,
New York, April 5, 1856. 1 ly


A SURE PRIZE


A SURE PRIZE
FOR EVERY TENTH PERSON.

CHANCE FOR A GRAND PIANO FOR EVERYBODY.
ONLY TWO DOLLARS,

400 BEAUTIFUL GOLD WATCHED,
100 ROSEWOOD GRAND PIANO FORTES,
LADIES' BRACELETS,
WATCH CHAINS, BREAST PINS,
DIAMOND RINGS and SILVER SPOONS,
To be given away. -
Encouraged by the success which has attended
the publication of LESLIE'S ILLUSTATED NEWSPAPER,
which is now closing its second volume, the Pro-
prietor has determined to return to his numerous
subscribers a portion of his profits in the following
manner:
Every tenth subscriber will have his money re-
turned by the next mail, and the paper will be
sent gratuitously for his term of subscription.
Thus in every 1000 subscribers, 100 will have
their money returned and the paper sent for six
months when they remit $2, and twelve months
when they remit $4.
Every subscription, as it is received by letter or
otherwise, at his office, 12 Spruce street, New
York, will be registered in a book kept by the
Proprietor himself.
The Prize numbers will be 10, 20, 30, 40, 50,
60, 70, 80, 90, and 100 in each hundred. Per-
sons obtaining any of these numbers will have
their money returned and the paper sent free, as
above.
Persons obtaining the following numbers in
every thousand, in addition to the return of their
subscription money as above, will receive the fol-
lowing prizes:
No. 100, Lady's Gold Bracelet.
200, Gentleman's Gold Watch Chain.
300, Gold Watch (either Lady's or Gen-
man's.)
400, Lady's Gold Chatelaine.
500, Set of Silver Tea Spoons.
600, Gold Breast Pin.
700, Gold Watch (either Lady's or Gen-
tleman's.)
800, Diamond Ring (either Lady's or
Gentleman's.)
900, Set of Silver Dessert Spoons.
1000, Grand Rosewood Pianoforte.
These prizes will be given to the same numbers
in each and every thousand, in addition to the
subscription money being returned and paper sent
free to each and every tenth subscriber, as above
stated.
This subscription book was opened October 20,
1856, in which all future subscriptions will be reg-
istered.
Every person whose money is returned, or who
is the recipient of either of the above prizes, will
be required to furnish an acknowledgment of the
same, and-their names will be published from time
to time in the advertising columns of Leslie's Illus-
trated Newspaper.
It should be borne in mind that every subscri-
ber, under all circumstances, whether the recipient
of a prize or not, will get more than a full equiva-
lent for his money in the paper itself. -This is the
only Illustrated Newspaper in the United States.
CLUBBING.-Persons sending us Eleven subscri-
bers are certain to receive back one subscription
and have a chance for two; for example, on the
receipt of the eleven subscriptions, the last number
on the books might be 98-the eleven additional
subscribers will then include two prizes.
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER.-The
last numbers of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Paper
have come to hand. In. style and general appear-
ahce it resembles, and is quite equal to, the London
Illustrated News, which is'-,orld renowned for the
excellence and variety of *it.,ilustrations. The
New York paper, however, is'sold at half the price
of.its London prototype. The engravings in Frank
Lealie are infinitely superior to those in Banum's
Pictorial.-[Whi Easton, Pa.


,JO$S. LEVjTns.T
MNLTACTrUWlS AND WiOLEgAt I : idD"UALJ.


-AND'FIME100TSAN,) 18W '" *
+No 122 Market street,- ; w* -
... FOURTHI, ......
PHILAPELTHIA.
S. S. iEVBTT, '" I e a t&s ck trttr
late of Memphis, 1 ~ of Boston.


WNL. ROBERTSOX,
IE PRACTICAL '- *" *""' ;;
ENQUAVER, EEMBOSEf, CoPPE=
*. ...Plate and Color' Printer, .
22 DAEPPHIN STREET, 1iliLE.
Having a choice asoorlment of.. ....
PLAIN,' ENAMEL AND' MOIPTRNG CARDS
AND ENVELOPES, SILVER PLANTS A'.,.-
BRASS DOO-PLATES Ai m N I -PULSj S
of superior qualities. and fashionable -siqw, I am.
prepared to fill .all orders_ for EFNGRAVING or
PRINTING. .. '
1M Particular attention paid 'to furnishing t ie
most fashionable styles of- Weddlng,'-:Viting an1
Invitation Cards and Envelopes. ', .';,:: :-*I. ,1:
PERCUSSION SEAL-PRESSES, ,.
warranted superior to any in usez;, **'
'W Orders left.at the West Florida- Thies eoffi
will receive prompt atteinoia, 1 ,/ y:.!


r 'HE GREATEST MEDICAL DISCOVERY OF
I THE AGE.-Mr. Kennedy, ofRoxbury, has
discovered, in one of our' c6minir pastaiHweede
a remedy that cures every kind of hum6r, fromtho
worst Scrofilahdowa:to a poinmon Pmipl,,.'.. ,
He has tried it in over 1,100 cases, and never
failed, except in two casqs, both thbunder humnior.
He has now in his possession over 200 ceitifleates
of its virtue, all'within twenty' miles of Boston. :'a
: .Two bottles are warranted to cure a nursing on,-
mouth.
One to three bottles will cur-e the worst kind ot
pimples on the face. '* =,:
Two to three bottle will clear the system of boils
STwo bottles are warranted to.cure. the worst c-.-
ker in the mouth or stomach. .
Three to five bottles are warantfed to cure *t6l
worst case 'of erysipelas. -' .7"
One to two bottles are warranted to cure all hb-
mor in the eyes. .'; .,
Two bottles are warranted to cure running of the
eyes and blotches, among the hair: ..
Four to six bottles are warranted to cure corruIpt
A benefit is always experienced from the- first
bottle, and a perfect cure is warranted when tho
above quantity is taken. / .
Reader, I peddled over a thousand bottles of
this in the vicinity of Boston. 'I know the effect
of it in every ease. So sure as water will extin-
guish fire, so sure will this cure humor. I never
sold a bottle of it but that sold* another; after a
trial, it always speaks for itself. There are two
things about this here that appears to me surpri-
sing-first, that it grows in our pastures, in some.
places quite plentiful, and yet its value has never
been known until I discovered it in 1846: second,
that it should cure all kinds of humor.
In order to give some idea of the sudden fise
and great popularity ef the discovery, I willyktate
that in April, 1353, I peddled it, and sold about sil
bottles per day. In: April, .1854,1 I sold over a
thousand bottles per day of it.
No change of diet ever necessary; eat the bet
you can get and enough of it.
DIRECTIONS o UsL.-Aduilts, one table-spoonful
per day; to children over eight years, dessert spoon-
ful; children from five to eight years, teaspoonful.
As no direction can be applicable to all coistitu-
tions, take sufficient to operate on the bowels twiaa
a day.
Mr. Kennedy gives personal attendance in bad
cases of Scrofula ._ .
Manufacture4liUjTdnald Kennedy, No. 129 Wsr-
ren st., Roxbury; Massa. Price $1.- .
Wholesale Agents for New York-Chas. Ring,
No. 192 Broadway; C. V. Clickner, No. 81 Bar-
clay street; A. B. & D. Sands, No 141 Fulton sk.,
and retailed by all respectable druggists. 2 4m


PROSPECTUS
OP TIB '

"WEST-FLORIDA TIMES,"
A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER,


The First No. of which was insed in the
City of PENSA00ICOLA. on the
25TH F0 NOVEMBER, 1866.
Many years have passed since the earliest agitas
tion of a profet for connecting by Railroad the rich
heart of the South with the best harbor on the
Gulf Coast-a scheme of vital iWportance to the
city of Pensacola, and promising'much advantage
to the planting regions of the interior; during this
weary lapse of seasons, hope, which "springs eter-
nal in the human breast," has at no time permitted
an utter extinction of the belief that the scheme
would eventually be carried out, and that Pensaco-
la, the Gulf terminus of an iron bridge spanning
the strip of pine barren which has hitherto insula-
ted har, would rise with magic growth to a proud
position of prosperity and importance among the
cities of the South. Even now the consummation
of this hope appears to be at hand. An unwonted
bustle and stir is in her coasts--the Railroad has
actually been commenced, and under circumstances
which leave no doubt of its early completion-
strangers are flocking in to Identify themselves
with the city in her march of progress-those to
the manor born, whom necessity compelled to
make their abiding places in stranger cities, but
who have ever turned in longing expectancy to
that which sent them unwillingly forth, are coming
home to animate the old familiar scenes, and lend
their aid in'freeing the chrysalis city from the bonds
of torpor which she is struggling to throw off.'
In view of the facts which happily have furnished
occasion for such preamble, we have resolved to
establish a newspaper which shall be, to the extent
of our means and ability, a type of the improved
prospects and condition of the ancient city of Pen-
sacola; a paper which, as it values its own exis-
tence and prosperity, shall be devoted to the advo-
cacy of the carefully studied interests Qf .the public
who support it; a paper,.in politics independent-
actually independent-and taking and expressing
its own views of State Or National men and meas-
ures.
Convinced, in common with a large majority of
the citizens of the West, that its union with tho
rich and prospering State of Alabama is essential
to the progression and development of its various
interests, the 1imes will be established and con-
ducted on an uncompromising Antnexagt Plat-
form, and in advocating that great measure, queil
tons of State, or of immediately local politics, wil-
be set aside or valued and advanced as they sub-
serve the end. We take up the cause of outraged
nature, the aim of which, in giving these harbors
to be the gateways to the fertile plains of the inte-
rior, has been so thwarted by the ingenious stupid.
ity which apportioned the gates to one and th%
fields to another.
The lnmes will be a paper of handsome appea-
ance, ana contain a large amount of reading mat-
ter-the latest news carefully collated, the choicest
newspaper literature current, full commercial and
marine intelligence, and, it is hoped, will be made
the medium for the exposition of the views of, the
ablest men in the West relative to matters of public
importance and general interest. All measures ac-
cessory to securing'the Organ of Annexation a
large' circulation in West Florida, and South and
Middle Alabama, will be put in practice and for-
-warded by the aid of ample capital and command-
ing influence; and when the whistle' of the first lo-
comotive shall send startled echoes through the
'still forest aisles of pines, as the iron horse dashes
on from the waters of the Gulf to the emporium of
central Alabama, the train will bear to the inhabi.
tants of the interior the latest news In the column
of the Dail iw& J. W. Oi7


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Altrogo, Esq., Editor, Publisher, etc.




T th etiAeraryFillibuster.

SunscIPTrxoN-Rates liber4, but very seldom in
advance.
ABVR41isIq-For adyertieemerts of some length a
certain rate, and longer ones in proportion, un-
less other terms are agreed upon; inuwhichb case.
wAsbll countt asli te as possible' from the"

Bills will be presented continually to thove ylo may
honor us with their patronage. "**.


^.,,,Anzliilatory-No.f. 4.
Lastweek w" briefly diverged '"fbm our beaten
path of general censure to kill the Contemporary
'-first pop-neve'r kicked-and with pleasure we
now retUe"rtb the philosophic contemplation of the
7Averaal ,,wold of nwspaperdom.- After their
(hert respite our dyes are completely bewildered by
the universality of editorial scoundrelism; the me-
ridia 6f the uniAurse of new-paperdom is rascality,
and tlhe outmost verges of its horizon, rascality-
ftasdaityll'i'iothing but rascality-.sans mitigation or
adulteration. Amid all this variety of wickedness
--wIckedness of every phase, grade and specieS--
there is one particular evidence of editorial depravi-
ty which, is universe, as the universe of newspaper-
tith e ." : : ** i .* .- '
We aliAde M to th caustic atmnosity which the
craft display toward gehintlemen of the legal profes-
sloP..:We. can scarce take up a paper but we find
some fling at this persecuted class; sometimes the
libel is bar& as it is broad, but more frequently an
*attempt made to hide the barbed point of the
slander in the intricate folds of some porry joke.
Miit because the editor is the natural enemy of the
lwyer-as the canine is to the feline species-or
is it because editors, conscious ortheir on villainy,
would fain mislead'the attention of the public by
diireting:it to the alleged baseness of the gentle-
men of the bar ? Oh, I tell you, it's nutsTfor a ras-
i i an editor to sit down and crack a joke at the
expense ofa lawyer How artistically he fabri-
oates the FACTS of some supposititious "Scene in
Cu,t.' The most' scrutinacious non-professional
-cannot detect a falsity of expression in the cunning-
ly devised fable of the unscrupulous scribbler, and
aitother needie'a weight of bad notoriety is piled
WoBn the : camel's back of attorneydom-which,
however, it ii's but just to remark, still trots cheerily
along under its hugeburden of obloquy.
.: We: come now to, the dissection of a remarkable
nninmal-the 'te plus ultra of editorial turpitude-
*the grand sublimated climacteric ofthe scribbling
,prTfese ion ui '.uris, yet ambi generis, the edi-
Ito4aWtyerI(4nd two-thirds of the partisan press is
Under thelr guidance)-the editor-lawyer stands
'foRih a rp'nlpndoius combination of the frailties of
S,9h proeisiouns! The contemplation ofithis tremen-
dous conjunction is startling! Allowing (and it is a
IlfbWrt' alldwance).that they are but HAL'-depraved.
iti'ehtr'profeinon, .the'consequenfce of the: union
of these tw'o halves is a fotality of depravity which
.can scarcely be, comprehiended or appreciated! The
crying hyena which hypocritically moans like an
i4fani' to entice its hapless m.tther-the ravenous-
scieigerprt lhyamna ,l chi diesbzers the dead to
glut its sacrilegious appetite-the treacherous croc-
odile which 'sits' dovn and weeps pitifully till some
"on, of tender sympathy aid uincommoh verdancy
'approaches to learn the cause, when it gullups him
w.at._a mouthful-the hyEna, the crocodile,
or the sneaking tiger of the jungle, are not a sizzle
to the editor-lawyer; compared to him they are
moral and upright, yea, polished, to the nicest punc-
tilio'of etiquette. :' .
The editpr-1awyer is down on his brethren of
both profe,.ion I-looks two ways at once, for which
etO*icu 'r=nstichIe is entirely qualified by the two
faces whici he wears, -- Their co-professional phiz-
zes have an ambiguity of snarl' and frown which
comprehends their brethren both of quill and brief,
.an4,wet401U-you:it takes lawyer-editors to skin each
'other; certain i' They know the tender places from
studying their own physiology, and when they be-
tgn o peel of tl u cutaneous it is interesting to ob-
,;erve the, victim squirm. An eel, under like cir-
cumstances, wriggles some, but, in comparison, it
btjtifnless-statue-like-the incarnation of iner-
tia.
SIpn our next we' shall annihilate the Critical edi-
tor. __... _ _


'Apologetic.
,[POTATO "hands in the following explanation to
account for the non-appearing of Canto IV of his
poecm, "Johnson ; or the Adventures of a Man."
Jt t-ill be remembered that the fiery-polled sage de-
imanded a j for the continuance of his yarn, and
Ithat 'PotatO was mulcted in an X by Ursus Major-
's'Poft impeachment which he does not relish.-ED.
"ttr.F,,.] .,F,: ,:
Mosbt potent, gra#e'and very genteel readers!
"Thiatt ni guilty in this regard is e'en most true;
Most true I give no canto of my poem:
Jf this be. guilt -of MUS, then frienship judge me
1.!,: lightly-- .i *- '
'For P who's fauliy there lies the fault-
it f of CIRCOmsTAHCE thy right's defrauded,
-Then judge thou circumstance and grant MxE grace.
oMost true I' have no money in my pouch-
The circulating medium with me is scarce;
But vester-eve what time the weary sun
Sank glowing to its golden bed of rest
'I hi n :eagle, golden uas that sunset, *
'Tri mV joyous purse. How came it there,
i"And'when, what boots it? But how it went?-
-_ITAT you now shall, hear:
6s I did wander in the twilight dim,
The winter sky above m, cold and gray,
' With here and there a ragged path of cloud
.Hurryng':to milder: climes beforee the Northern
winds,
'Which shook great rain-drops from their chilly pin-
ions,
I met a woman bowed with misery and the weight
-Of'four helpless inflants she carried at the breast;
As shfie walked on, slowly of course, one fond arm
;ler babies clasp-ed to their ragged nest,
And6 on thin,, pale hand was stretched
I(h' mute appeal to me. "Charity e'er found .
Its warmest echo in my humble breast,..
k4p4I handed 1 p t the 10. "'Take it good woman,
flb is mayoonly wealth. :iYouhhavia four infants--, I
-That's$2'60 apiece. Take it! Going peaie-
-$*2 60 apieee-takett-go in peae-go in peace-
$2-0 papiece.c'
leader! woulds't-thou preferhearing Johnson's yarn
q kno.ving that woman's mis'ry is relieyeda ..
Thai.he has meaps of riding in a dray, ,
,n hiring a wet-nurse ?
T"r,, hegone! The' world's not wide enough
For'%=onand 1! /'gone N. K..POTATO. -


I ii _


Mr. N. K. POTATO who, it would seem from his
communication, was confined to his room with an
attack ofpoetry, sends us the following laconical
account of a New Year's Eve frolic in ye ancient
citie called Panzacola, which he endorsed with his
presence:
MY APARTMENTS, Jan. 1st, '57.
DEAR FIL.:-Excuse my not appearing in propria
persona to delectate your auriculars with an account
of-ltaun, big headache-but the fact is, so many
gentlemen desired the honor of taking the author
of "Johnson" by the hand, and of drinking his
health-and here permit me, to observe that that
"'Dexter" with which THAT pocket pistol was loaded
and reloaded was an oncommon article; it was
* powerful; it would "kill at forty yards," every pop,
I am convinced-my health, that to-day my head
is so surcharged with gratitude for their kindness
that I am holdingit carefully on a pillow lest it
should burst with uilAtithropy, while I am busying
my thoughts in .e1 *composition of a grand poem
on Universal Benevolence." However-oh,-my
cabesa !as I once said in Santa Fe de Bogota, Vhen
a rascally half-blood dropped' a 'od-full. of adobe


Patrolique: A Dram-ah !
IN NUMEROUS AND HUMOROUS, AX,
AND RATHER A TRAGEDY.
; l : ;:.:* \ : W f -- "
DRAMATIC PERSONAE.
URSUS MAJOR.................The King.
URSUS MINOR........ .. .Grand Humbug.
POTATO................ ..Pusillanimous.
PLUG UGLY.. ..............1st Coward.
UGLY MUG ..................... 2df Ceward.
LITfLE BREECHES.............Importance.
JONEAKER.................... Mysterious.
WIZZLER........................... Funny.
FIZZLER.......................Enjoys of it.

Act the 2th.
SCENE I.-Majestic Palace-Ursus Major alone,
abstractedly smoking a cigarito.-Enter Ursus
Minor, and all the dramatic person, having fin-
ished their watch.
Ursus Major (loq.)-Now, my brave rangers, each
and all narrate-
That is, briefly and concisely state-
What you've done, who you've caught;
What mysteries discovered, what battles fought?
To you, Ursus Minor, our ears first are lent.
Ursus Minor-Your Higiness, when first from
your presence I was sent,
With stern resolve upon my duties bent,
I took Potato and on my beat I went: .
Scarce had we gone three squares: upon our way,
When we saw, as plain as if 'twere day,
Two figures looming through the shadowy night
Which seemed as giants to our 'wildered sight;
Of course I would not peril Potato's life
And mix with giants in unequal strife,
[Wizzler and Fizzler laugh.]
And so I gave three raps of loud alarm
That all our force might danger thus disarm;
Answering raps re-echoed through the night,
And Plug Ugly and Ugly Mug soon hove in sight,
L. Breeches and J. Sneaker were quick upon the
spot,
But Wizzler there, and Fizzler, to our signal raps
came not!
Thus re-inforced we started in pursuit,
But staying to be caught did not those giants
suit;
Thinking, no doubt, safety thus to find,
They ran-we followed close behind.
Through every muddy and most darksome place,
These giants led this most exhausting chase- .
Through bush and briar they held their headlong
pace-
No jockey ran e'er such a hurdle race!
Great King, we suffered, but we did our duty-
We saved our honor, but we bring no booty,
For these eight foot giants turning stood at bay,
Within a narrow and most darksome way,
And I, though hot and eager for the fray,
[Wizzler and Fizzler continue to laugh.]
Not caring to see widows those who now are
wives,
Restrained my rangers brave and saved their
lives.
Great King, this is my story-my confession.
[Wizzler and Fizzler shout with laughter.]
Ursus Major-True valor is e'er tempered with dis-
cretion;
Lament not, grieve not, do not "take on"-
You lost those giants but you saved your bacon.
You Wizzler and Fizzler, ill-bred, uncivil hounds,
Whose mirth unseemly knows no decent bounds,
Why laugh you thus when your brave brother
rangers
Recount the tale of their most stirring dangers?
You came not to their signal of distress-
You knew it meant that they were in a mess I
Wizzler-Great King! a foot-rule I a foot-rule or a
yard-stick!
Have you one about your trowsers? Come hand
it to me quick!
Great King! Look at meI Is my aspect so defi-
ant?
Do you think I weigh a ton-am I an "eight-
foot giant?"
Your Highness, measure Fizzler and myself from
top to toe,
And tell us true if we indeed are EIGHT feet long,
or no?
Oh, you fellers! GIANT hunters of the night!
Look upon us-look upon us-and tremble at the
sight!
[Five of the six heroes look miserably unhappy.]
Potato-Ha! ha! Wizzler, man, why, I knew you
both-
But said nothing to the others, for you see I'm
loth
To soil a joke. What! I from giants run away !
When I lived in Patagonia I killed 'em ten per
day!
Wizzler-Why, Potato, thou villain I You ran like
any deer!
Thy heels were wing'd as Mercury's, so potent
was thy fear ?
Fizzler, hold me! or i'll chastise this dastard
knave,
Who adds to cowardice a mite, by lying like a
slave!
Ursus Major-Silence, Wizzler! Silence all You
are all of you to blame-
Both you that played this scaly trick, and you
that bear the shame!
But Potato lied, and therefore he, must beg, or
steal, or borrow,
The X which I shall fine thee, scamp, as soon as
comes the morrow.
Potato-Oh, dear! Wizzler, got a spare X? I'll
let you have my note.
Wizzler-THT note! Hence! Back to thy piggery
thy rascal carcass tote!

Bawl


*Went out and-Took something.
fSmiled.
tKnocked my eye out.
I Imbibed.
Indulged.
Soaked, decidedly.


N. K. P.


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bricks on the apex of my Saint's Day sombrero-in
the meanwhile I will drop from poetry to prose in
order to give you a fragmentary transcript of my
disjointed recollection of last evening's events:
Gave hat to waiter-[had to give 25c. to waiter
to get back own property when ball broke up; this
morning find not my hat, but very old hat much
damaged, &c,]-Entered room-Music-Dancing-
Buzz, "there's poet&-"Mr. Potato"-"Potato"-
"'Tater-" 'Ter"-"Make you acquainted"-"Hap-
py have honor" *-"Miss Q. Mr. Potato"-"Very
warm, ma'am"-"Yes, sir"-"Quite a crowd, ma'-
am"-"Yes, sir"-"Fine music, ma'am "-C"Yes,
sir"--"You dance, ma'am?"-"Yes, sir"-"Shall
have honor, ma'am ?"-"Yes, sir"-Dance-Don't
know figure, but cut pretty one-Trip on the light
fantastic toe of my partner-Tear her dress-Feel
mean-"Be seated, ma'am?"-"YES SIR" (snap-
Spish)-Console myself \ Feel brave-"Dance,
i ma'am?"-"Thank, sir, never dance "-"Promenade
ma'am?"-"Thank, sir, very comfortable"-"Glass
water, ma'am?.'-"Thank, sir, not thirsty"-"Fan
you ma'am?"-"Thank, sir, very cool"-Think she-
is, give it up-Steal look at glass, see collar straight
-Lady looking in glass, too, laughing at me-Feel
miserable, pretend wasn't looking in glass-Feel its
no go-Walk off six hands and arms don't know
what do with t -Conclude not smart-Tired of
ball-Walk in Passage-Meet friend-Tell him en-
joying myself, big lie-Having fine time, anotherr
big lie I -Feel better-Enter, room-Handsome
lady-Dance with lady--Fancy I'm "one of 'em"-
Folks think so too-Put in fancy licks-More fancy
licks-So. American fandango in middle of sett-
Balance and Qover-balance-Turn partner and keep
turning till stops me-Cdme down to my heavy
work, and shuffle boot sole through-Gen'leman
says something unpleasant-Snap fingers at him, and
execute Indian war dance in defiance-Figure intri-
cate-Floor uneven-Atmosphere hazy-Music dis-
cordant-Tell partner think she don't she think
she don't know dance-Partner says forgive me old
acquaintance-Penitent-Beg pardon-Promise do
better-Utterly extinguish myself-Partner leads
me to a seat throughT cloud of chairs, tables, nigger-
fiddlers, rushing to overwhelm us, while a very large
mantel-piece is bearing slap down upon us-Think
won't dance some more-Let self out in conversation
-Tell ev'body round I'm author "Johns, 'ventures
man"-South 'Merica-Queen'P omare-Cannibal
Irlandses-Travelled, gen'lemen-Le'a go, gen'le-
men-Goo' evening la'ies-Hope you've enjoyed
selves-E'joyed s-selves-Goo'sev'ng-Oh, forges
tell you "Hassy Yew Near," "Nassy Yew Hear,"
la'ies-May live tee sousand, never die-Never die
-Never die-Never die-Goo's'veng, la'ies-Le's
go. T And I believe I am sure of my identity,
and that I commit no forgery in signing myself,
Yours, N. K. POTATO.


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PERHAMM'S PLATFORM ENDORSED! Pro-
ceedings at the Shareholderis Convention..
PROGRESS
OF
PERHAM'S
FOURTH GIFT CAMPAIGN
AND
MATRIMONIAL ENTERPRISE I
A meeting of the Shareholders in Perham's
Great Matrimonial and $860,000 Gift Enterprise,
was held according to published call, at George-
town, D. C., on Thursday, May 8th, 1866. The
meeting w'as organized by calling Captain Ephraim'
Fenton to the Chair, and appointing John S. Cle-
ment, Secretary.
The following resolutions were then offered and,
adopted:
Resolved, That each shareholder present be en-
titled to one vote for each and every ticket held
by him, on all questions brought before this meet-
ing, and that it require a majority of all the shares
represented for the adoption of any resolution, or
to elect a committee.
Resolved, That we now go into an election for a
committee, consisting of three shareholders, to re-
ceive from Mr. Perham the gift property, and to
hold the same in trust, and distribute it among the
shareholders, in such manner as will give the most
general satisfaction to all concerned. Adopted:
166,255 shares voting yea, 8,160 voting nay.
The election for a committee was then gone
into, and resulted in the choice of-
E. Fenton, of Palmer, Mass., he re-
ceiving votes representing 128,210 shares.
J. H. Briggs, of N. Y. City, 157,646 do
Ira Yale, do 157,424 do
Resolved, That the committee be, and are here-
by instructed to adopt a plan, select a plvce, and
make all necessary arrangements for the distribu-
tion of the-300,000 gifts at as early a day as prac-
ticable. Adopted unanimously.
Resolved, That the committee have power to fill
all vacancies that may occur by resignation or oth-
erwise. Adopted unanimously.
Resolved, That this meeting adjourn, subject to
the call of the committee when they are ready to
distribute the gifts.
Attest, EPHRAIM FENTON, Chairman.
J. S. CLEMENT, Secretary. "
A second meeting of the committee appointed
by the shareholders in Perham's Fourth Gift En-
terprise, was held at the Astor House, New York,
August 6, 1866. On motion, E. Fenton was api.
pointed Chairman, and J. H. Briggs, Secretary,
when it was unanimously
Resolved, That Thursday, the 28th of February
next, be appointed as the day to commence the
distribution of 800,000 Gifts, at Georgetown, D.
C., and that the shareholders be and are hereby
requested to meet this committee, and then and
there participate in the same.
Resolved, That the committee acknowledge the
receipt of the usual vouchers for the 300,000
Gifts from Mr. Perham.
E. FENTON, Chairman.


A limited number of Tickets or Shares for sale,
AT ONLY $1 EACH, OR TWELVE FOR $10.
Each of these Tickets will admit four persons to
PERHAM'S ENTERTAINMENTS
In various parts of the country, and the purchaser
will receive as a
FREE GIFT
A Certificate entitling to one Share or interest in
the following 800,000 GIFTS!
A well-known Marriageable Gentleman, with proper-
ty in his own right, valued at $50,000
A beautiful Young and Marriageable Lady,
with property in her own -r-igni,valued-at a,000ooo
A splendid Country Seat, near the city of
New York, valued at -- - 26,000
1 Farm in Waldo county, Maine, containing
144 acres, valued at - -- 10,000
1 Farm min Illinois --. .- 5,000
1 Lot of 100 acres of Timber Land in Ver-
mont, near railroad, valued at 4,000
1 Farm in New Hampshire . 2,000
1 Lot of Land in the town of Shapleigh,
Maine, containing 27 acres, valued at 1,000
6 Lots of Land in Dedham, Mass., valued at
$500 each, - ----.. 3,000
3 Lots of Land in the city of Lawrence,
Mas., valued at $500 each, - 1,500
2 Lots in the town of Pavonia, New Jersey,
opposite Philadelphir,valued at $400 each, 800
1 Mirror of American Scenery, one of the
most successful and profitable exhibitions
in the country, valued at - 20,000
1 set of Dissolving Views, with apparatus
complete for exhibition, valued at 5,000
100 lots of Jewelry, (Rings, Chains, &c.,)
valued at $26 each, - - 2,5
10 splendid Rosewood Pianos, $500 each, 5,000
20 splendid Rosewood Pianos, $600 each, 6,000
The original Dioramic Exhibition of the
Burning of Moscow - 5,000
The celebrated trotting Mare, Lady of the
Lake, who can trot in harness, a mile in
2:40, valued at - -. -. 1,500
1 Melodeon Organ, suitable for a
church--- .. .--- -250
1 Melodeon Organ, suitable for a
church - -. 200
2 Melodeon Organs, $100 each, 200
1 Marine Timepiece, a wonderful
piece of Mechanism, - 150
1 Set Dioptric Paintings, valued at 5,000
1 Panorama of a "Tour in the
East" .-----. --- 20,000
100 Orders for Hats on "Genin," the
celebrated N. Y. Hatter, $4 each, 400
87 Clocks, worth from $5 to $25
each, averaging in value $8 each, 696
5 magnificent Gold Watches, $800
each, - -. --. 1,500
10 magnificent Gold Watches, $100
each, - ----. 1,000
100 magnificent Gold Watches, $50
each, -. --. 5,000
100 magnificent Silver Watches, $25
each, -. .-- - 2,500
100 magnificent Silver Watches, $15
each, - .- .-- 1,500
5,000 Gold Pencils, valued at $3 each 15,000
10,000 every-day Registers, valued at $1
each, ........ 10,000
25,000 Engravings - --. 6,250
60,000 pieces of popular Music, 12,600
209,838 articles, Hand Books and Pamph-
lets,------ ----- 19,250

$278,696
If in the division of the Gift Property, any un-
married lady should become entitled to the "Mar-
riageable.Gentleman," and it should prove agreea-
ble to both parties, then it is understood that they
shall be united in
MARRIAGE, AT THE CRYSTAL PALACE IN
NEW YORK,
In the presence of such of the certificate holders
as choose to attend. But if such marriage is not
agreeable to both parties, or if any other person
than a single lady becomes entitled to the mar-
riageable gentleman, then in place of said marriage,
such person shall be entitled to receive from Mr.
Perham a FARM, valued at $10,000 in place of
said marriageable gentleman.
If in the division of the Gift Property, any un-
married gentleman should become entitled to the
"beautiful young lady," and it should prove agreea-
ble to both parties, then it is understood that they
shall be united in marriage at the Crystal Palace,
in the presence of such of the ceetificate holders
as choose to attend. But if such marriage is not
agreeable to both parties, or if any other person
than a single gentleman becomes entitled to the
beautiful young lady, then in place of said marriage,
such person shall be entitled to receive from Mr.'
Perham the 'sum of $5,000 in cash, in place of the
beautiful young lady.


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HOUSE-KEEPING HARDWARE, CUTLERY,
SILVER PLATED WARE,
JAPANNERY.
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composition, enamelled, andiron
HOLLOW WARE.
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Bathing Apparatus, Tin Ware, Baskets, ete,:
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SAn early examination solicited. I- 6nIt


S I tust aleo be rmemebered, thAt the }hi4.kf
each certificate is entitled to one undivided4,
hundred thousandth, part of the above mentoiion
gift property to be delivered by Mr. Perm %t-
the ticket holders as afore-mentioned; .l t,'M T
the dspdsitiomof this property, wiU be. *bok.}
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