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Volume 3, IV umber
FRAH'CIS A. DUVAL, Editor.
Thursday Morning, May 3, 1855,
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O’ Rev. Mu. Thurman, of Georgetown, Ky.,
lias visited this place by special invitation, on his
way to the Southern Baptist Convention, at
Montgomery, Ala , anJ will preach in the Bap
list house of worship, (D. V ) on next Lord’s
day, at 11 o’clock, A. M.
The connection of the subscriber with tho Cour
ier, ceases with the present issue. Continued
ill-health, requiring a change of employment,
renders this step necessary. During the fifteen
months we ha re had control of the editorial de
partment of this paper, we have endeavored to
discharge our duties w ith what ability we pos
sessed. How far we havo succcded the public
must judge. But, however many errors we may
have committed in oilier respects, for the princi
ples we have advocated, we make no apology.—
VY'e believe they are the only true and safe prin
ciples that can he applied in the administration
of State or National governmen*.
Mr. i’. A. Duval, who has recently purchased
an interest in the Courier, will from this date
assume the duties of Editor and publisher. We
cheerfully recommend him to the patrons and
friends of the Courier, as a man of integrity,
energy an! ability. A staunch advocate of the
doctrines of the whig party, we resign tho chair
editorial to him in full confidence that ho will do
good service in sustaining and disseminating
■ound and correct American principles.
L. E. SIIERMAN.
Slay Ist, 1855.
With feelings of profound regret do wo part
vVitli our esteemed associate, who has for fifteen
months past, presided over the columns of this
journal. That he has done his duty and labored
faithfully for our party, we have not the slightest
doubt, and we are confident that the readers of the
Courier will regret the necessity that compels
Mr. Sherman to leave his post. He has been a
resident of this county for several years past,
during which lime he gained the confidence and
friendship of all with whom he had intercourse.
Therefore his numerous lriends will join us, we
know, in oar regret that ho findsMt necessary to
tVc will endeavor to conduct ififs paper a/ude,
Seeping in view the rights of all who oppose us
in political opinions. It will be our aim to culti
vate amity and good feeling with our brethren
of the press, and to be candid, honest and true to
our patrons and friends. Our zealous support
will be given to A turican principles, as publish
ed in our platform. We believe they are para
mount in importance to all other political ques
tions of the day. It is time that every American
should he at his post, to guard the sacredness of
the Constitution, the glorious heritage bequeath
ed to us by a gallant,patriotic baud of heart-pure
republicans. To preserve inviolate that sacred
trust, none but Americans tuUld bf. put on
guard. Let us see that no base usurper (be he
Jesuitical or simply Roman,) shall sap the foun
dations of our National temple. It is idle to say
there is r.o danger from foreign influence. Each
day that flashes into the past, leaves the unmis
takable truth behind it, that “eternal vigilance is
the price of Liberty.” Let us not forget the
command of Washington : “Rut none but ilmer
icans on-guard to night.”
F. A. DUVAL.
How do tho editors of the Anti-American pa
pers reconcile two statements they have given
currency to, viz : First, they declared in emphat
ic language, that there were “no Democrats in
the order ot K. Ns.that it was “a Whig con
cern,” &c. Now they toil us that hundreds and
thousands of Dk.m, oka re are leaving Dot Coun
cils. Verily, the memories of our opponents are
very short. If there were no “Democrats in tiie
order,” it appears very strange that so many al
leged withdrawals of Democrats, counted by hun
dreds and thousands, should now take place!—
The “opposition” tell some very extravagant
On Tuesday night, May Is', the “silver moon”
Ibst its shine shout 9 o’clock, flnd continued in
partial darkness until after eleven. The exhibi
tion was a good one—gratuitous as it was’. On V
a few evenings since the “Queen of night” had
an interview with Madame Venus—a very inter
esting ttle~a-tete, as we thought. The old lady
has been making herself quite conspicuous, of
late. A certain oilier afftir was to have taken
place on the night of the Ist, down the country,
in which Venus and Cupid were to take a hand
—making two noticeable items ior journalists
Tlie Dahlonega Signal lias mast-headed lion.
Garnett Andrews, of Wilkes, for Governor, and
Hon. Howell Cobb for Congress,
Tiie Atlanta Republican has hoisted the name
of 3. 11. Overby for Governor, as the Prohibition
candidate. Mr. Overby has commenced “stump
ing” the State.
IVT It is stated that letters have been received
in ljoston from Mr. Wise, in which lie acknowl
edges that be cannot be elected Governor at the
ensuing election. This opinion, then, probably,
ie held by L'-’rxy tu.v:; hi Virginia.
The At hens (Team.) Post.
It will he seen in the following article from the
“Rost,” that its editor is apprehensive that Dem
ocrats are ruling the American part). Vet it is
charged, by the Rierce and Forney papers, that
Know Nothingism is a “Whig trick” to Catch
Democrats. As many of the Democracy are re
ceiving offices in the American ranks, it does
look like a “Whig trick”—“over the left.”-
“The Cleveland Banner pretenfi to he at a
loss to understand our position in regard to the
American party, (so called because of its antag
onism lolhe Foreign or Roman Catholic party,)
and asks for enlightenment on the subject. We
would like to gratify the Banner, but it don’t suit
us to do so at present. We can say this much,
however. At first we were disposed to regard
the American movement with a good deal of fa
vor, but discovering large numbers of democrats
wete attaching themselves to the order, and so
many of them being elected to office by it, we
grew apprehensive there might be something
w rung in it—a cat in the meal, perhaps—and con
cluded to ease rdf a little and wait for further de
veloj ements. We hope this will satisfy the Ban
ner at present; and at some future time we will
lake pleasure in still further enlightening it, al
though we are not aware there is any obligation
resting on ur to write down to the comprehen
sion of the metropolitan editors.”
Bnw.v-Aotliiin Convention its
It is said that the Know-Nothings of this State
wvli convene iriour City during Hie present week
for the purpose of “fixing up” lor the approaching
campaign. We learn that an unusual number
of strangers are expected at the various Hotels,
and it seems to be a general opinion that, they
come as- delegates from the Knbw-Nuthing Lodg
es.—[Macon Telegraph, Ist iit-st.
Is it possible ! Can such filings he tolerated
in a free and enllg/i/eucd community. What!
the “dark-lanterned party,” ap the “Federal
Ruin” calls it, meet in open day ! We can hard
ly believe it. We wait with impatience
for further particulars from this bWy of conspi
rators. “Stand up, ye lousy, godldbs, chrislless
set.”— Henry A. Wise. \
What shall we do, and How shall we do
it. —Such is the caption to an artile in Lite
“Federal Ruin.” We answer, if you are still
“wormy” take a little vermifuge, andldiet your
self upon baked Irish potatoes, for a while—at
least until alter the election in October.
The editor in the same article r/comtnends
that the Democracy (untcrr.fied,) meat the Know
Nothing question bold 1 )’ and IwnestlJ. To meet
it boldly will require much courage/ in the dark;
to meet it honestly will require n entire change
of performance on tiie part of thejeneiny.
The “Federal” calls us heretics') and expresses
its determination to carry the waj into the Know
Nothings’ dens. Better find it fifct, Mr. “Feder
al.” “Sam” might inform you tiat you are “not
good looking aid you can’t coiqb in.”
Plan for Destroying Sil’astopol. —The
Boston Journal has a plan for destroying Sevas
topol as a seaport, and effectually reducing the
power of Russia in the Black £ea, which, if tried,
would perhaps he quite as snccessful as are the
prospects of the present undertaking of the allies
for the reduction of thegreat naval station. The
plan is very simple, and may be briefly stated.—
It is well known that tiie Dead Sea is several
hundred feet lower than the Mediterranean and
the Black Seas. Now all that Iho allies havo to
do la vo cut a canal anil drain the latter Into ttie
former, and Sebastopol will be left high and dry !
Court of Claims—Judge Lumpkin. —The
Washington Star of Monday says that all three
of the Judges of the new Court of Claims are
nowin Washington, Judge Lumpkin, of Geor
pin, having finally concluded to accept the posi
lion tendered to him by the President. They
wore expected to organize formally on or about
So far as this str.t ment concerns Judge Lump
kin vie believe it is untrue. At all events, ifie
Casaville Standard of Thursday reports him still
on the bench of the Supreme Court of Georgia,
now in session at that place.
Abolition of the Stamp Duty in England.
—The House of Commons of the English Par
liament has abolished the stamp duty on news
papers. This r.ct affects the social and political
intefests of the British Empale moie than the
war with Russia. It is a concession to the peo
ple, which will be attended with the happiest re
sults. It is another evidence of the liberalizing
tendency of the British Government, seeking the
greatest good of the greatest number.
Another Japan Ship Arrived. — I’he steam
ship Mississippi arrived at New York, Monday.
She had been absent since November, 1552.
She visited Japan throe times and sailed more
than 50,000 miles. Her last port was Rio, irom
which she sailed March 24th. While there the
Russian minister visited the ship and received a
salute. The Russian (lag was hoisted, causing
considerable excitement among the French offi
cers in port.
What and who are they for ?—The Boston
Bee says pn extensive ship-builder at Medford,
Mass , lias received orders to build, at the earliest
moment, five vessels of about five hundred tons
each, upon the most improved clipper model.—
When completed for sea they are to carry eight
guns, four on a side, and are to be fitted expressly
for privateering or similar service. What and
who are they for ?
Dismal Swamp on Fire.— The Dismal Swamp
was on fire in several places on Saturday arid the
light t'As plainly visible from Norfolk. A negro
i ]is .i perished in the flames, being asicep when
they tv ic h‘ and h'nr On awaking he was too late
to make i') a escape.
IT The drouth continues to an alarming ex
tent. The crops will i* cut vwy short unless we
have rain soon.
A Georgia Patriot Dead. — The Thomas
vill** Watchman says :
“Lewis Sanders Noble, a so!d : er of i. ,c revo
lution and trooper in Marion’s legion, died t, n l | ie
19th inst., in Clinch cuunty in this State, at u' p
advanced age of 104 jeara. The deceased had
preserved and retained until within a few years
the apparel and hat worn by him in battle, and
which exhibited nineteen bullet holes. He could
never be prevailed upon to apply for a pension
or bounty land, and when importuned upon the
subject by bis friends tire high-souled veteran
became indignant, lie died limn the results of
an accident, and in full possession us all his men
A cloudy slay this Luruing—rain soon; moy.be
“Up ami at ‘them !”
The signs of the times, hereabouts, for nerly
a wteek past have indicated a movement of he
“unterrified,” a waking up from disturbed drerqa.
The “wire-pullers” are at work, (what fewtte
left the Patriot’s (newspaper.) party.) “Sni,”
o’er the people’s rights, doth an eternal igil
keep; no soothing strain of dulcet tonguesran
lull his Argus eyes to sleep. He is on the aert,
and is, by no means, a careless observer of as
sing event*. A notice will appear to-morovv,
in Albany, calling together the remnant of l?m
----ocrats to meet in caucus, to adopt measure to
arrest Sam’s onward career. lie will be tbre,
himself, a silent but not disinterested spectror.
Americans, there is work for you to do. buf
fer not your energies to be lulled.
Mr. Wise taken aback.
We have very good authority, says the Vil
mington (N. C.) Herald, fur the correctness of.
the following anecdote:
Mr. Wise, the Accomac Pilgrim, was address
ing a large assemblage somewhere in Virgi.ua,
tfie other day, and in his characteristic si !e,
abusing the Know Nothings. “Is there om of
that secret, traitorous clan here presentheax
claiined, “if so let him show his face.” No me
rose. Vociferous cheering and shouting, ilr.
Wise, gathering fresh courage and vehement,
“If there’s a Know-Nothing in the room, I chd
lenge him to stand up like a man !” Congrega
tion riymaiu sealed. Tremendous apahUS l ? aflid
vociferation. Mr. Wise, brim full of gait and
bitterness,charging round. “Stand up,ye liusy,
godless,christleas set,stand up.ldely ye,ifihere
be one here present I” An old gentleman in the
rear of the room, slowly rises, and blardlv re
marks, “Sam ! get up!” whereupon two-thirds of
the assembly spring to their feet. It is said (fiat
Mr. Wise was so confounded by this unexpected
result, that he did not resume liis speech.
An editor in lowa lias been lined §250 for
hugging a girl in Church [ —Exchange.
Oh, the heathen! An editor ling a girl!—and
in church, at that!—and fined only §251! If
the girl was young, pretty, and sweet, the fine
ought to have been four times tire amount. What
a wicked world this is ! We hope we mty nev
er be tempted to follow the example of tie lowa
editor—no, hever f
The London Chronicle is down on the Palmer- j
ston administration and suggests the Urination
of a Know-Nothing party in England, to cure
the evils of aristocratic incapacity—[Exchange.
A good move ! Put down all incapacity, say
vve, and all dangerous clemrnis. Wonder iftlre
English Know-Nothings will permit an Ameri
can-born Citizen of England to be elected to
am/ office in that country, or even to vote lifter
a fifty years’ residence ‘?
New Orleans Postmaster. —Mr. Kendall,
the Nejy Orleans-Postmaster, has been arrested
on the charge of purloining a letter of* Wills,
Bawling &. Cos., containing §6OO. He was put
in custody hy Blair, the special agent, and has
given hail in the sum of §IO,OOO. lie was re
moved from his office, and R. L. Adams appoint
ed, but the latter declines.
The Next Congress —We have before us in
the Herald a tabular view us the next Congress,
Nebraskally considered. Tire result is as follows :
Whole number 234. Against the repeal of the
Nebraska Bill 123. Majority Id. The Stales
yet to Horn tmrn ... ..w,.™.,,.,®!)!".
Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Maryland,
North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
ID” The Commissioner of Pensions lias decid
ed that in the case of a woman marrying twice,
aid surviving both husbands, and both entitled
to bounty land, she is only entitled to one boun
ty, but she may make her selection under either
Important to he Rkmemdered. —There is
one thing we wish to keep impressed on the
mind of the reader—that business men who ad
vertise their goods and wares in the papers, al
ways sell for shorter profits than those wild do
O’ The Editor of the Cincinnati Times, the
defeated candidate for Mayor at the late election,
in reply to an interrogation as to “Sam’s” con
nection with Freesoilism, says: “Neither free
soilism, pro-slavery, Whigism, or Democracy,
need expect to receive, as such, aid from “Sim.”
Va luable Recipe. —Yodnjj# ladies who faint
on being “proposed to,” can be restored to Con
sciousness by just whispering in their ears yon
were only joking. We have never tried it* but
we are quite certain it would take effect instatiter.
Falling Off. —The receipts of duties on im
ports at New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Balti
more, New Orleans and Charleston, for two
months past, show a decrease of $4,500,00P, as
compared with the same time last year.
Graham’s Magazine for May, is before us.
We find in its ample pages much to interest up.
The engravings and colored fashion plates, ire
admirably gotten up.
Harter’s Magazine. —The May number of
this favorite periodical lies upon our table. As
usual, it is tilled with choice matter.
The United States store-ship “Supply,” is
soon to sail for the East to bring camels over
to this country for the use of the Army in the
far West. She is to be commanded by Lieut.
D- D. Porter, and the Union announces that the
crew are to be shipped with the distinct agree
ment that no grog is to be served during the
cruise. They will commute their liquid into
metal at the rate of sixpence ad iy. Lieut. Por
ter feels confident, from long experience, that
tlie absence of rum is promotive of discipline on
boaid. The camels will doubtless have a quiet
passage across li.e ocean in this temperance
Awful Casualty. —On Wednesday night
last, at the plantation of Mr. Benjamin Motley,
in the Nmth District of this county a negro house
caught fire and four negro children perished in
the flames. All efforts to rescue them proved un
availing. No one saw lhe children even in tlie
house at the time. It appears that tlie elder ne
groes were engaged at the crib in shelling corn,
ami had left a fire burning in the house.
This is a dreadful accident, and is a painful
warning to those who do not watch carefully this
u -seful but destructive element.—[Columbus
In the Methodist v.'hurcb, Tallahassee, Fla., on
Tuesday evening, May* ’ s* , by the Kev. Josephus
Anderson, J. W. WOLFE, cf the “Patriot,”
and Miss KATE DYKE, pf the former place.
“Southern View of the Cuban
. Under the above heading, the N. Y. Journal of
Commerce publishes tiie following extract “from
■ a citizen of tiie South ot much experience and
! distinction in public life.” Some of his views
’ will not fail to arrest the attention of cotton and
| rice planters in Georgia.
“A war with Spain at this moment, would be
1 disastrous. We cannot take the Is'aud if we
’ would ; and it would not be worth taking, if vve
. could. We could not hold it, in the event of a
war vvitli a great naval power,and its acquisition
would therefore prove an increase of our weak
ness, rather than an addition to our strength.—
All the fuss made about its Africanization is non
sense. If we have nut suffered from the abolition
in St. Domingo, Jamaica, and the Bahamas, why
should we suffer from the same state of things in
Cuba ? Oil the contrary, I assert that this coun
try would benefit by the change. Why lias Cuba
become so important ? Because she raises sugar,
—the growth of which is nearly destroyed in all
the Islands where slavery has been abolished.—
. The destruction of the sugar crops in Hayli and
’ Jamaica, has given her almost a monopoly of the
sugar trade. “Abolish slavery in Cuba, and Lou
isiana and Texas will take her place. Coffee
can be grown profitably in Florida, Louisiana
and Texas, whenever it ceases to be grown in
Cuba. We have nothing to dread from any dis
position of Cuba by Spain or the Allies, —but vve
iiave everything to apprehend from a war which,
if England and France engaged in it, would not
be carried on at the North, hut in Florida, Geor
gia, Louisiana and Texas; where black’ troops
Irom Jamaica and Cuba, can operate in the sickly
season, when a white army would he helpless.
They might and would destroy our crops ot cot
ton, sugar and coffee, and carry off the negroes.
A servile war would be the result, and the North,
with her present Free Soil affinities, would look
calmly on. Great Britain and France would get
our cotton by making a free neutral port, or get
ling our trade through the Danish Isles; and
Northern ships would carry there the cotton, and
bring thence tho European manufactures. I
know from authentic information, that this would
he the mode of warfare pursued hy Great Britain.
They could spare tiie naval force, although the
European war exists—and they could raise large
armies of blacks in Cuba and the other West
Indies to operate in the summer season against
the South. In the meantime they could sweep
our commerce from the seas, save that portion to
which British license would be granted. It would
cost very little to England. Heaven knows w hat
it would cost us. We are powerful against Mex
ico. We can defend our soil against the world ;
hit wo can never become great by carrying on
a European War—and tbo worst tiling our coun
try can do is, to become tho possessor of any is
land in the Atlantic or Racific.”
From the .‘Wiens (On.) Watchmen.
In defending the principles of tlie American
1‘ irty —which wo believe it to be our duty to do
—we wish it distinctly understood, that we wage
no warfare against Democracy or Whiggery—
Southern Rights or Unionism—indeed, against
no party of present or past tiu.es, except the ab
olitionists. So far as the other parties named
are concerned, we regard them ail as essentially
“dead cocks in tlie pit.” It is true that certain
designing demagogues and party hacks—aided
by a few honest but misguided men, whom they
have induced to remain with them around these
dead carcases, are vuinlv endeavoring to galvan
ize tin m intoa brief and spasmodic resuscitation.
But all their efforts will be worse than fruitless.
As national organizations they are essentially
dead, dead, dead ! This being the case, we are
Willing to inscribe on their tombstones a suitablo
memorial of the good they have done—whilst the
evil they have brought about we are willing to
bury with their dead bod.vs in the tomb of for
VVe cannot think of waging w ar against dead
carcases—nor is there any necessity tor it. It is
enough for us to defend the American party. —
VVe shall attack none of these defunct organizt
tions, but so lar us they are concerned, act eii
tilely on the defensive.
In making this declaration, we do not pretend
to say that we will not batlle with tlie other great
new party now forming—the anti American, or
Foreign Catholic party —we know not what name
it may assume. It is highly probable, however,
that like all piratical concerns, it will appropriate
to its unhallowed purpose the banner and even
the once popular name of one of tire deceased
parties. This miserable attempt to mislead the
people will, however, be exposed in due time,
and all parties accessory to the attempted fraud
will be held up to the contempt of their insulted
Wlty is in ?
Why is it that no one ever dared to question
tl’.e authenticity of llie platforms of the Democrat
ic and Whig parties, whilst they were in exist
ence ? VVe do not remember that they were ever
called in question.
Now, however, when the American party lias
published its principles to the world, and they
turn out to be of sucb a character even the long
nosed, keen scenting old party hacks cannot pick
a flaw in them, and even the little, lie-whiskered,
be-musked, amt fancy-raltaned exquisites of the
land, whose instincts lead them to run alter every
thing foreign, and forced to acknowledge; in their
peculiar lingo, that “it is dom foiue.”—certain
opposition editors—we mean the conductors of
the foreign organs—affect to believe that this plat
form is not authentic—that it does not contain
tire principles of the American party: While,
at the same time, they know that it is a fall and
thorough exposition us their ends and aims, and
that ail the secrecy in the matter, like that of
the Masons, Odd Fellows, Sons of Temperance,
&0., consists in some sort of “Shib-boJeth,”
which is used as a pass-word at the council-room
door, and a peculiar grip of the band, by which
members may recognize each other in the streets.
Out of this has grown all the hubbub raised by
certain editors against secret societies, many of
whom belong themselves to some of tlie secret
societies of the day !
The principles of the so-called Know Nothings
are daily published to the word, so that all men
may read them. They will be found in another
column of this paper.—[Athens Watchman.
Newspaper thrown into the Mississippi.—
The Herald contains a fuller dispatch concern
ing the recent mobbing of a Free-Soii paper in
Missouri. It says:
On Saturday last, two hundred citizens of Plat
te county assembled at Parksville, and attacked
the office of the Luminary,charged with free-soil
proclivities, destroyed tlie fixtures, and threw tlie
press into the Missouri river. The editor would
have been tarred and feathered, had he not been
Resolutions were passed declaring the Lumi
nary a nuisance, and its editors traitors, &c., and
an intention to throw them into the river if found
in the place within three weeks, and to follow
them and lung them it they went to Kansas.—
Free soilers were denounced, and it was decided
by the meeting that no Methodist preacher should
preach in the county,on pain of being tarred and
feathered for the fitst oflence and hanged for the
Counterfeit Hundred Dollar Bill.— The
Augusta Constitutionalist learns that
counterfeit one hundred dollar bills on the
of Hamburg have been received in AiigtislH
The bills are said to be well executed, and
cd similar to the genuine—fl. Hutchinson,
ident, and J. J. Li&cktnoi.d, Cath:?r- fc’
One Week Taler front Europe.
ARRIVA~L OF THE AFRICA.
Halifax. April 25.
The steamship Africa has arrived with Liver
pool dates to tho 1 -Itlr hist.
The ship North Carolina, of the Philadelphia
and Liverpool line, was surik off Holyhead, by
Coming in collision with tire ship Robert for N.
I will send the markets socn.
The Vienna Conference re-assembled cn the
Bth, and remained in session only one hour. The
Ru-sian envoy had not received the expected in
structions (rum St. Petersburg, and was not pre
pared to act.
It was rumored, that the British and French
Plenipotentiaries were about to leave Vienna,but
the report was doubted. Every thing was at a
btand stiil, and the prospect ol peace was very
News from Sevastopol to the Bth had been re
ceived. Affairs there were unchanged. The
Prussians were receiving large re inforcements
On the other side, the Allies report themselves
fully prepared to renew tiie bombardment.
The Russians converted their ambuscades into
advanced parallels, and had erected two nevv bat
teries, in dispite of all the efforts of the Allies to
The French were advancing towards Malakofi’
tower by means of sapping.
Omar Pasha had not advanced upon tiie Alma,
again occupied by the Russians, but had enlarg
ed tiie circle of his works of defence.
The Vienna conference wasinses-ion on the
Bth, but without report. It was not known when
another meeting would be held.
It was reported that nevv complications had
arisen vvitli Prussia.
Skirmishing continued before Sevastopol, but
without anything important.
Anew British loan would be formally advertis
ed on Monday the lGlh, but the amount was not
All the passengers and crew of the ship North
Carolina were saved.
Millgan’s Liverpool circa ar quotes cotton stea
dy at unchanged prices; but the mark'-! closed
du I. Sales of the week 73,0UQ bales, of which
speculators look 15.000, and exporters 7,800. —
Fair Uplands, sjd.
Middlirtg, _ 5 1-15 to sjtd’
Trade in .Manchester unchanged. Money was
easier. Consols SL 1-2
Mi-cc! kiacosss Hetvs.
New York, April 28.
Cotton was firm Saturday, vvitli an upward
tendency. Sales, 3000 baies. Decrease of re
ceipts at all the Southern ports, 305,000 bales.
Col. Kinney has been held to bail for trial in
the sum of § 1 0,600. The trial is set down fur
the 7th of May. Fabens has not yet been ar
The Hiss committee of the Massachusetts le
gislature meats to-morrow, whin, it is stated,
the cefebrattd Mrs. Patterson will be sum mooed
as a witness.
The letters received at Boston on tho Africa,
were brought over by Sand ford’s Express Com
pany, against whom an action will be brought by
.u v& , u-i--r**tuu.
Washington, April 27.
The expenditures of the Government lor the
last quarter exceeded the receipts by half a mil
The Commissioner of Pensions decides that a
power ut attorney cannot be executed til! alter
the bounty laud warrant issues. The number of
applications up to this time is 112, OUO.
B-ST..N, April 27
In the search of the passengers baggage of the
steamer Africa, the custom house officers found
a trunk belonging to the European Express Cum
piny, having 1,000 letters, containing drubs.etc.,
directed to merchants u( Boston and New York.
The Senate of Maesaehusi tts lias concurn and
in the House resolution, removing Judge Luring
by a vole of 27 to 11.
A destructive fire broke out last night along
the wharves, destroying properly covering an ex
tent of three acres. The ships Diana, Phariabe
and others were damaged. The loss exceeds
half a million.
George ilensey, master of the bark Jane Doted
Iras published a card in the Boston Post, stating
that he was arrested in Cuba while on his way
to pet clearance pipers, aid only released on de
claring himself an Englishman.
Lalsr from Barana.
The United States steamer Grenada arrived
at New Orleans last Thursday morning, with
Havana dates to April 23d. We lake tiie follow
ing from the Delta :
Tlie Island appears to be in a qaict state.—
There was a report iliat the Fiscal nad sentenced
an associate of Pinto to tlie garote; but this
Havana, April 23.
Tiiero was a grand review last evening, some
eight or ten thousand men, regulars ai.d volun
teers, being present. The latter really present
ed a very creditable appearance, although all
must admit there is some difference in appearing
arid being the soldier; yet they really marched
better than the “regulars,” .vho take a long and
then a short step. Commodore McCauley, who
arrived in the San Jacinto on the 20th inst., oc
cupied a seat in General Concha’s carriage.—
Commodore McCauley has not as yet entered
upon the important business which it is said
brought him to rt Cuba. The Jamestown arrived
here on the 15:h, and left again on the 17th inst.
Commodore Crabbe did not come ashore, but sent
an apologetic note to General Concha, stating
that indisposition prevented him ihe pleasure ot
calling upon him. General Concha was also in
disposed at the time, which was, of course, a
matter of deep regret to ail “loyal Spaniards.”
Three Creole gentlemen are in prison under
the charge of having assaulted and beaten four
Spanish officers of rank—oue a colonel—before
A soldier placed on guard at the wharf where
the El Dorado Was taking in her coal on Friday
night last, received a rather severe contusion on
the head from a stone or large lump of coal.—
The night was “pitch dark,” and not a soul can
tell whence the stone or coal came. A charge
has been preferred against some of the steamer’s
people, but they declare they know nothing about
Several cf the Gardiers Civil, it is reported,
were assassinated in the streets on, I believe,
Thursday or Friday Might last.
The Rock Island Factory, near Calumbus,
Ga., was sold the 23rd inst., under a mortgage,
For the Georgia Courier.
lase in IVexy Oi-lcans.
New OftLEA.Ns. April 10th, 1555.
- City Hotel — Basnntvt Story; i
Formerly St. Charles Hotel—Noon Parlor. )
Mr. Editor: —Sir: — You have given me an
invitation to vvri|e for the “Georgia Courier.”
Now, I am, as I.think, entirely incompenr for tho
task, bat it appears yon iliirik differenljy. Know
ing me as you do, to be of a timorous and ner-s
vous disposition, if in my invited undertaking
the readers of the’“Courier” condemn and
sign me to everlasting insignificance, the fault
and consequences be upon you; and furthermore,
I shall demand from you heavy damages, if, in’
the undertaking. I make a failure.
Well, here goe--. In the firs’ placp, von know
me to be excessively fond of amusements, espe
cially the Opera and Theatre, as all bachelors
are, and I unfortunately belong to that fraternity,
from the fact that the harsh word “No!” has
been 100 often substituted instead of the harmo
In going to the aforementioned places of
amusement I sometimes pick up very interesting
items; one not long since, at the Pelican Thea
tre, situated ori St. Charles street, at a time when
the celebrated Niblo’s Opera Troupe were play-,
ing an engagement. They were three in num
ber, two males and one female. My seat was
situated on the left side, second chair from the
aisle. On the right, adjoining me, was seated
the distinguished Theatrical Critic of a paper
the proprietors of which say, has the largest cir
culation of any other p iper in the South, and
which glnrips in having possession of an “elon
gated stick,” which the proprietors use on
important occasions. For instance, cn receiving
telegraphic dispatches, vvhdn thejf wish to get
ahead of their cotemporaries, by simply taking
the “elongated stick,” and shaking it over their
Imps’ heads it produces such an eflect on them
that the work is done in just half the time it
was formerly done. Wherein lie the nnwers of
this stick I inn not informed. The Critic sat
with his arms a-kimbo, (as Fanny Fern says,)
the elbow resting on the round of the chair, a
fore-finger running triangularly through his
hair, with the thumb underneath his ear, and his
features fiercely distorted—eyes firmly fixed on
an object upon the stage—the lady of the corn
pan singing one of her best operatic pieces.
Now, be it said, lie is generally known by persons
who visit our Theatres, and it was altogether
dependent upon whether he hissed or clapped his.
hands, if the performer triumphed. A I eyes of
the audience were fixed upon him with breath-.,
less silence, noticing his movements. Dmiblle.-e
ere siie made her appearance Inm behind the
scenes, some o|d utager bad advised to make a
favorable impression by throwing some of her
“killing smiles” upon him, or she would be lost,
past all redemption, as he was known to be ex
cessively fond of the fair sex. She had been a
< ons-aerable time singing, and thus far had not
noticed him, and lie sitting in so conspicuous a
postion, with one of those “dem rue” spy glasses,
no doubt greatly excited him, by her rot noticing
so important a personage folier success 4s he was-,’
She iiievv what was .what, and how to work Her
curds, over such (in their own estimation,) “great
men.” She finally noticed him, giving him at
the same time one of her most gracious smiles,’
that shocked him as would a galvanic battery.—,
Tuis set his hands a going, and I really thought
they never would stop. Os course it lied the ef
fect of “bringing down the whole house,” and tho
“Prirna Donna” gained her object. A- persona,
are generally known hy the company they keep
and tins being a chance to immortalize myself,
I concluded 1 would diaw him into cuiversath n,.
if possibles thereby creatingan impression in the.
audience, that he and 1 were old chums, and that
I vvoifid hereafter have great honor passed to my
judgment in Tlie.tric.nl matters. Un ‘er these
impressions I made an observation to him con
cerning the elegance. &c., &.C., vyilh which’
she performed Iin■i part. Throw ing liim-elf.
La, - uj h the area'cst ffigiffty. and vvitli nfft ic”
and a “hum,” lie placed the “dent me” spv-g'as*
to hbr optica and look tig upon me vvitli the
gravest Contempt, he so b'asted my hopes that I
could hardly t. my eyes from their gaze upon
the the il air, through the balance of the perform
ance. I assure you lie made me led my insignifi
cance very sens bly. Next da--, in looking over
the papef of which he is the cr.tic re; resantalive/
I üb.-erved a flaming editorial of the “Prima’s”
exquisite singing, and that she could not be sur
passed by : ny one now living, with the exception
of Jenny Lind.
By-the-bje, on the same evening, after the
performance was over, in sauntering down St.
Charles street, to my residence (City Hotel.)
when opposite the famous St. Charles Hotel, I
discovered a hanging sign, lettered : “North’d
fn’ellectual Museum; admittance 25 cents— ;
with a prize ticket in the bargain.” Thinks F
to myself, now here’s a chance for a speculation.’
Inve-ted a quarter, received a tir ket, which they,
said was sure to draw a prize. Went up—at the
right side ot the door going in, I saw a couple
of musicians, one with a harp, tlie oilier with a
violin—the harper biuJ and the fiJdler dumb. I
will not attempt to criticise their music. Nearly
opposite the door stood a girl, tolerably fair, bat,
I fear, frail. Do nut consider this a positive as
sertion, for fear I may he sued for slander. .Hes.
age 1 would judge to be about eighteen—she wa?
the conductor ot the prize department. The in
strument by which the prizes are obtained is A
dice-box— for the ticket you have tlie privilege ot
a throw with the dice—there beingthree in num
ber. If the number corresponds with a similar*
number on the table, the prize is yours. Now,
yea must know il you throw th.ee sixes they
amount io eighteen. Well, the most valuable
prize is that number oppo.-ite a ring, worth not
more than 25 cents—the other prizes are such’
as tooth-picks, shoe-strings, fish-hooks, brass
thimbles,&c. I threw—my prize was a doll
baby. As lam a very gallant man, 1, of course
gave the prize to the female. On the left ot this
taole was another hearing more valuable prizes.
By making an investment of fifty cents mCr’fe
there was another chance in the catalogue of
these prizes. A watch was displayed, its com
ponent parts being anything else hut gold. Three
throws were allowed with three dice—s 4 took
the watch—there being as much probability to
throw that number as it is ti:at the Mississippi
river is running up stream. My throw didn’t win
the watch—left, seventy-five cents out of pock*
el—returned to my apartments—went to bed,
dreamed all night us the theatrical critic a.ld
North’s Intellectual Mu.-eum. As I gained an
additional wrinkle to my horn, I cannot complain,
I am sir, yours, ignoramonsly,
EZEKIEL BLUNDERBUS, Jr.
Accounts frcm St. Louis sfste the people of
Kansas Territory have issued a proclamation in
which they declare that Reeder is incompetent to
hold the office of Governor of that Territory, and
that his appointment, without the consent of the
people whom lie was seat to govern, was an arbi
trary exercise of power. Delegates have been apt
pointed to meet at Leavenworth on the 28ib inst.,
to select a suitable person for Governor, whose
name will be forwarded to the President with *
request that he be appointed.
Judge Bull has granted the motion to file an
information, in the nature of a quo warranto,
against the Mayor and Aldermen of Atlanta, call
ing upon them to show by what authority they
exercise their offices. In other words tlie Know
Nothings will contest tlie election.
■ Great Freshet on the Couneticut River.-;--
Hi.ere is a great freshet in the Connelicut river.
Hhe lower part ot Hartford is flooded. The w&j
Hr slightly receded Monday.