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A " ; BIXEAtJDU LIQHTNINa HAJB DYE. ii,niV!-' '.;-.- .' - . . - --4 , That's UisQnestion.' ; nudreda of questions dally arise to r&ation to 79 eo simple or minute that tliey ars not coo-e J stately enough for a sermon, nor Import-entmga lor a nowspaper, and yet they nave power to either rex or comfort nen. as of them 14 Shall we Dyet If the Question 1 been m to the nature of Hair Dye, we hoold 7 promptly "that perhaps orm-third of them ' unsafe, being compounds of poisonous lagre-ata Trhlca are absorbed by toe akin to the -tm'ent of health; another third are useless ?, doing neither good nor harm; and, of the aiming- third, Imt lew hare real merit or they , j to be disagreeable in odor or Inconvenient plication, and at times likely to produce the t nnezpeeted and lndUaraua results In the rot eolor. standing, however, me a beacon this ocean of uncertainty, is the name of -neaad." to whom tt was reeerred the honor of jDgtothepubno. , TLSKAtnra ughtntnq haib dye. article that nerer falls to giro entire satlsfac-irfn from all the usual objections. Easy pplicatlon. No disagreeable odor, and always able and certain tn its effects. But then the tiom arises, " Should we Dye V This we 000-eramere matter of taste, aad every maa has lght to his own opinion. But let us take ther view of the question. ' Suppose a man la lsg, and from some peculiarity of constitution, , by reason' of sickness, la prematurely gray ether be should Dye his Hair or not is a matter Ms own. If he win be the happier for It. let a by an means do tt. If his wile will lore him y better, or if she win be made any happier, tn name of ner let him Dye. JTamily happiness rreat blessing fco purchase at so small a cost, a Box of - pnrRxmrs lightning baib dye. Se question of Dying thus simply resolves lt-f Into a matter of taste and happiness. We y admire the biateiy la a woman by which at irty-ftTe she carries her locks ton ol Mirer, and 1 if ber happiaees may be promoted by biding p early gray, we can see no reason why she puldnot ... '- : rSBATJD'ai UGUTXIJiG HAIR DTE, without the' signature of Ik or sale by an Druggists, and at ' FLEMING'S, J ATSST MEDICINE DEPOT, Noa, 85 and 74lt AO AZINB BTBEET, ! ! s?f: V' kewCWeana,Xa,; . . ' ... 1 BXAD XHIS. CHINESE .FLEA POWDER 'yy - Destaroya Instantly -TXJCASl A3TT8, MOTHS,, BIDBUOS, ' BOACHBS, ; or This wonderful Powder la purely TegeUbio tbost taeta-or dlaagreeable odor, and although adly polson..to Insect -rermin (which cannot mSbtj llva where it reaches) la still harmless to I Infant, aad maybe freely aad safely used in 1 parts of the household on the Carpets, Cloth. g. atattresaea. aad on. all household animals id bird tn tact, whorerar Insect vermin of any FLEMING'S A T BIf T MB DICIJIE DEPQT, Coil MAQXZHTE AJTD NATCHEZ BTS., m .;. Haw Orleans. ..;-.;- . . : ' ;- - ' ;- - ' " Jhjbtt tkabs bbpobx the public. DR. C. MctANE'S . v., . V t ; CEIfEBRATED .VERMIFUGE - - And ;: . ' -v-. v . IIVBBi PILI18. . . The only popular remedies which have stood ie test of, Une, aad never fail to give relief. .. VPOBTANT TO MERCHANTS, FAEMEK3 We have been informed that the usual practice I merchants, farmers and planters, in ordering uelr supplies ox our v s . ., : ' 3. MCIANET3 CKLEBBATKD VEKMIFUGE iabeon toalmplwrltaoeorder -Vermifuge ho eonaequence la, that Instead of the genuine 'S Mer.ATffTPW "VEKM1FUGE, they vary tre-nently get one or other of the many worthless reparationa called Vermlfago now before the nolle. We therefore beg leave to urge upon the tenter tie propriety and importanoe of invaria- writing the name tn fun, and to advise their actors or agent that they "will not receive any the than the genuine DBi McXiAJJE'S CEZ.B-: RATED VXBViruSA prepared- by; TLEM-JSQ BBOTHXSS, PITTSBUBO, Pa. V -I We would also advise the same precautions m Veering BK. McUAJfETS CELKB BATED LTVEK PIUUR. The great popularity of these r His, as a speclne or cure for JUver Complaint, nd all the Bilious Derangements so prevalent In be South and Southwest; has induced the Tenors of many worthless nostrums to claim for jielr preparations similar morttrlaal virtues. Bo ot deceived! ' ry- ; v t ; CELEBRATED UTTER 71X1.9 'xTS the original and only , reliable remedy fof irer Complaints that has yet been discovered, r 1 we urge the Planter and Merchant, as he aines his own and the 'health of those depending 1 bin, to be careful In ordering. Taks neither .'fannifuge nor liver Pins unless you are sure ouare getting the genuine McLAITE8, pre-- py JXKMXJJ3. BBOTHIBa PITT3- 3p ........ 1 ; j - . ? - Said ky Demlen Bveryishere. BOVtEXXSt AOEJTCT ATBPIT MBDICINB jEFOT ''.....-i.r. co-a.ii ag i mm ajo batcszz bts, v -E. HEATH, , '. .1' J :, Q " Dealer in ' '' " TJPHOXBTEBXBS MATERIALS, WAIX - 'PAPEB AJTD CURTAIN GOODS, , . ..... 99 Camp Street, ' j . ap4 1&- ly lstp SuWed Bat New Orleans. O. LAVIE, GENT'S FURNISHING GOODS, vi j And-, RICH PANCT ARTICLES, Has Removed to . . ' Ne. last Canal street, : (Between St. Charles and Carondelet,) Jyll 2dpotf Kew Orleans. JjAKDINGr 30 Cases COLMAN8 MUSTARD. For sale by E. J. HART A CO. Jy21 ltlstptf 73, 75 and 77 Tchoopltoulas St. . m NOTICE. ' In order to meet the requirements of the trade for pure reliable flavoring Extracts at reasonable prices, we offer the following list of our own manufacture, vis : . . PINE APPLE, 8TH S.WBERRV, RASPBERRY. CINNAMON. . ALMOND, CELERY, LEMON, ORANGE, PEACH, BANANA, - ROSE. VANILLA, r The superiority of our Extracts consist in ther great strengUMUid the fact that they are prepared only from, the Fresh Fruits which are always mote readily obtained in our market than elsewhere. . They win be found, on trial, superior to any in use, and cheaper than all others of reliable manufacturers. WHEELOCK, FINLAY A CO., Jyl5 Istplm Wholesale Druggists. New Orleans. REGATTA REGATTA At MISSISSIPPI CITY, -On ' .? Monday, Aagust 2, IS69. A Regatta will be given by the proprietors and guests of -BARNES -8 HOTEL, at MISSISSIPPI CITY, on MONDAY, August X, 186a. The following Prises are offered : Plrst class prise. ...... f. . ..$130 Second clsss prise......... 100 Third class piiie 78 Fourth class prise....... 60 This Regatta to be sailed under the rules of theCreeeent City Yacht CBuh, A cordial Invitation is extended to the Magnolia Yacht Club, of Mobile, and the Crescent City Yacht Club, of New Orleans, and to all yachts on the coast. The evening fallowing the Regatta, a GRAND BALL will be given at Barnes's Hotel. By order of Committee of Arrangements. JyM td If GEORGE AX.CSS, MA2STJ F ACTTJREB 07 HAVANA CIGARS, And Importer of Gesrataie . IjChU Tebneea, 1S3. BAMFABT STREET . 183 . ; Bew Orleans. , ap27 2dp USE THE CHARTER OAK - : COOKING STOVE. PRIZE BREAD, 1868, BAKED IN A CHAR- ' ' . TEB OAK. - - ' . PRIZE BREAD, 1868, BAKED IN A CHAR. - , TEB OAK. PRIZE BREAD, 1869, BAKED IN A CHAR- TER OAR.- . RICE BROS. A CO. , . 80 and 91 Camp street and B66 Mags line, Dealers In Hardware, Stoves and Cutlery, . al lstpotf ' FOURTH DISTRICT HAIR STORE. 840 ... .MAGAZINE STREET. V M'ME CELESTE OOUDRAY Has Just received a large assortment of HUMAN HAIB. IN ALL STYLES, which she ofrers to ths Ladies at prices lower than can be found eJsswhare tn this city. apU-f r r f - ' PIETEI PIANOS. . jest received per ship Caledonia a-, fine assortment of thefavorite. 1 , ; , PLEYEIa PIANOS liav4ng the new improvements patented' by the ' manufacturers. ' These Pianos win be sold at unusual low prices r Every piano is accompanied by the certificate of Messrs. Fleyel, Wolff A Co establishing its genuineness. LOpIS GBUNEWALD, ; Piano Boom 1 Canal street. ' Jyl9 SuWedSatadp i ' ' V ' ' - t; 1 EARL'S STEAM ' PUMPS. .We now .have in store a full stock of these celebrated STXAM PUMPS, an sizes.' 'They are useful aad economical for pumping of all kinds ot liquids. i", " -. -,t , r , - f. -Aa Dostor Engines to supply steam pollers for an purposea. ma sugar house where pumping is required at water, syrup or any ether Squid. 1. ; . For supplying water from river or bayou to sugar house, tot railroad tanks, to pump and saw wood.- --r ... ' ' ' Ob steamers as doctor pumps, . deck or Are pump factories, .11 rfHr, fnwnrtries, sawmilla. aagas leanerles, mines, etty railroad stables. , X faes everywhere, that tt is required to pumper ( drive machinery. Can and examine. . : v-:-:,5 V: THOS, B. BODLEY COl, m. . w 1 ii-.v i"iiuM ,- ..i. Bole,Agenta., , Perdido stteeWew Orleans. . JylsSdplmeed Want : , . , NEW" ORLEANS, Thanks. To the clerk of the steamer Lonise for Mobile papers. To the Southern Express for favors. Personal. For some weeks past, Mr J - H. Hood, formerly connected, editorially, with the Chattanooga Gazette, but more recently with the Augusta (Ga.) Press, has been' lying sick in oar city. We are gratified to learn that the inroads of disease are so far stayed; and his strength so far restored as to enable him to undertake the journey homeward. X5T We have been favored with Nob. 27 to 80 of Zell'e Popular Encyclopedia. We have received through Mr. Bosticky of the well known firm of bos-tick &, Seymour, who together with a large number of our citizens is summering at Mississippi City, a very courteous invitation from Messrs. Meyer & Co., proprietors of Barnes's Hotel, to be present at the regatta which is to take place at Mississippi City on Monday, the 2d August, and also to attend the grand ball which is ' to take place the same evening at the hotel. ' The affair will doubtless be a most delightful one. especially as we learn that unnsual preparations to make the ball as well as the regatta a feature of the season's amusement Messrs. Meyer & Co. folly understand how to nfake their guests enjoy themselves, and we doubt not the ball will be attended by the ftite of our tity and the watering places adjacent, ' ' td The prospects ahead are bright for the South, and especially for New Orleans. From all quarters come words of good cheer, and it seems almost certain that the glad earth will yield a plenteous harvest. Men everywhere throughout the South are looking hopefully into the future, and see in the teeming fields and prospective harvests, salvation from the ominous clouds that have hung above them since the demon of war swept from them all save their lands. With their own right arms, and struggling against a state of affairs, politically, that would have disheartened men less noble and less brave, they have achieved a triumph which reflects upon them more of glory that' they gathered upon the fields made memorable by their feats of arms. In many cases where the negro labor proved unreliable, the planters and their sons have performed all the manual labor, and have successfully established the fact that they are dependent upon none but themselves. . Generally, however, the negroes have evinced a disposition to work, and could they be removed from the mischievous influence of political demagogues, would soon be cheerful and contented in their new estate, satisfied with the substance of freedom, without desiring to join in that hopeless chase after the ignua alums of equality. '. It is now. believed that inside of three weeks the first bale of cotton will be received at this port, and from, all accounts tle shipments will steadily increase from that time. Occasionally we hear a faint whisper of the worm, but no serious damage has yet occurred from the ravages of this enemy of the snowy king, and we have cause to indulge the hope that this year it will not come to leave desolation and; ruin in its path. Corn gives promise of a fine yield, most of our planters having learned wisdom by that hard but thorough teacher, experience have planted more than a sufficiency for home consumption, beside raising all the meat they will require. Thus the South is pursuing steadily and earnestly the path to prosperity in spite of the stumbling blocks that have been thrown in her way, and in the persevering industry of her people lies the true road to that prosperity which undoubtedly awaits us. - A New Orleans . Sculptor. We observe, in Mr. Haley's show window in Commercial Alley, a bust in marble of a young boy. It is finely executed and attracted our attention for its artistic merits. On inquiry we find that it is the work of Mr. Hugh Lewis, and that the tubject is his little son, of whom it has the additional merit to be the faithful image. It is Mr. Lewis's first effort. He is by profession a lithographer, and though accustomed to print with stone plates has never before attempted to model and chisel the human form divine in the imperishable marble. We think his present work will stand the test of criticism as being admirably faithful and well expressed, and that Mr. L. may hope to be commissioned to execute great works in the art of sculpture. t ' ' ' .' The Next "Grand Drawing of thk Louisiana State Lottery Company.-t-On the 7th of August next there will be be drawn, at the rooms of the Louisiana State Lottery Company, the great single number lottery, in which the capital, prize is $30,000, and in which there are about two hundred and fifty-four other prizes, each one of which represents a sum which, as Mrs. Toodles would say, would be very handy 1 to have in the house. , C. T. Howard, Esq., the President of the Company, issues a general and pressing invitation to everybody to go And see the. drawing, and to witness the perfect fairness with which, everything is conducted. Those well known and -estimable gentlemen, Messrs.'' J. L-' Lewis and Adam Giffen, are the Commissioners- of the Company, 'and personally supervise every drawing. i : " I iy Thia day," at 11 o'clock, iL, at No. 18 Gravier street, sale of furniture. Walker's Tonio Bitten - never fail to cure oyspepeia, constipation and every form ox chills anc fever, giving neaitn ana vigor w in aebiiit&tea oan- rTAlces's gold premium" cigars are soli at l5 Iteropajrt rtreet, below Canal. . WEDNESDAY, MORNING, 4 IMPORTING" CHINESE; It is one of the misfortunes of the South to possess some men whose idea of principle is to be thoroughly unpractical and impracticable. ' If they have said that the horse was sixteen feet high they regard it as incumbent on them not only to swear to it, but to fight for it as & truth.. Wlien it was found that the natives of China were coming across this continent, and that being accustomed t work for very low wages in their own country, they would not expect as much as is now paid here, and that they were brought to California, and would be forwarded here by some wealthy men of their own country, who would advance their passage money upon engagements to have it repaid with interest, here began to be immediate talk among some such people of "importing" Chinese as so much merchandize. The idea seems engrafted deeply in the minds of many that men of all. other races and peoples are bo far inferior to them that that they may be used by them as readily as domestic animals. We laugh ourselves at the old Chinese talk of Europeans as " outside barbarians," which no doubt they were, in contrast with Chinese, when the phrase arose, but we are ourselves guilty of like folly when we speak of Chinese as incapable of deciding for themselves for ' whom to work and at what price. This talk of " importing " Chinese, which was used by that characteristic talker and representative man of this class of Southern people, Gen. Gideon J. Pillow, at the Memphis Convention, has aroused the suspicions of many at fhe North, of the Radical party, who have joined in the protest of the California Democracy against "importing r Chinese, and the result of it is an official republication of the act of 1802 against the importation of "Chinese Coolies." We feel free to say that if it were possible to "import" and keep Chinese, or other like peoples, in a state of peonage, or bound service, as is proposed by men who reason like' Gen. Pillow, and have a desire to perpetuate the worst features of our old system of plantation management and culture, we would oppose the introduction of them ourselves. But it will be 'impossible to effeet this. The Chinaman may be under a contract to labor at some infinites-mally low prices, but . he will, soon find that he can get more, and if 'he profits by what we call our superior civilization, he will not feel any more bound by a contract made . in ignorance of the value of his work and, by taking advantage of his necessities, than do those who claim to have a purer religion and the only true one, and whose claims to political and educational superiority are 60 flaunt-ingly set forth. ' Undoubtedly the price of labor will be lessened by the Chinaman coming here ; but it will be by competition and not by contract?. In some way the man who advances the cost of his coming can be, and will be, secured the reimbursement of it, but he can never secure by this act a long period of future labor at Chinese prices. The Cliinaman, it must be understood, is a thoroughly intelligent human being, who is not able to get along at first among as, because he is a stranger.. As soon as he becomes familiar with our language, laws and course of business, which he may do as readily as a German, if not an Irishman, he will ask equal privileges and get them. The lazy laborer may fear competition with him, the demagogue may make him share with the outsiders his hatted of him as a possible voter, but the Chinaman will, if he does his work, earn his wages and deserve to receive them ; and, unless we get rid of the baneful idea of universal suffrage, he may be a voter, but we see nd reason why in this very capacity he will be less to be relied upon than some others. He may be a fair offset to them. ' 1 BP ' What shall I do f exclaimed a super-fastidious exquisite, as he paced his elegant, apartment' in fine frenzy; "what is to be done f I have scented my hair a la violet, and my laundress has sent me my shirts a la rose!" Dissolution of Copartnership. Notice is published elsewhere that the firm of Davis, Jenkins & Co. is dissolved from this date. r. Mr. J. P. Davis, ", the surviving partner, will continue the business for his own account, using the name of the late firm in liquidation. Booths, Stands, etcv to bx ; Sold. Notice is published in another column that the booths, stands, etcu, for the grand festival of .Mechanics' Fire Company No. 6 and Hope Hook and Ladder No. 8 will take place ' on Thursday evening, July 29th, at S o'clock, pn the. Fair, Grounds. The festival will occar on. Sunday, An gUBt 1st. 'c.iV iU w..; -.--v.: Aft Irishman being about to join a company, zorming . to go South durinjr our late war, wm questioned by one of tne oooers : w eu, sir, wnen you get into battle will yon. fi ?ht ox ran r-"An' i faith," , repuea tne Hibernian, I'll be sattei doin'ae a majority uv yeee does." , . . " JULY 2S, .' 1869. - "Visit to Chatawa. GLIMPSE AT TIPS COUNTRY, ETC. HOPKWOOP SCHOOL. Just ninety-five miles from New Orleans, on the Jackson Railroad, is situate the beautiful village of Chatawa. Many years ago the Indians roamed thrpugh the dense woodlands, for which this section of country is remarkable, and,' undisturbed by the restless and progressive spirit of the pale : faces, joined in the exciting chase, or chanted their monotonous war songs, till they waked doleful echoes through the forest aisle and drowned the murmurous melody of the Tangipahoa. They called this place their home ; but there dawned a day when the intrusive whites wrested from them their fair domain, and came, with implements of husbandry, to till the fields which had lain for so many years mere idle wilds. The original proprietors of the soil have been swept away by the advancing wave of civilization, and to-day nothing is left of them but a memory. The rivers, hills and valleys, however, still bear the musical names that they gave them, and there has as yet appeared no ruthless " Borie " to suggest, much less to effect a change. . There is not, in our opinion, in the more Southern States a more picturesque country than that in the immediate vicinity of Chatawa. There are bold and rocky hills, from whose verdant slopes lucent streams pour their crystal tribute to the river, which, with many a graceful curve, goes laughing and babbling to old Pontchartrain. ' The water of the river is clear and cold, and it is not impossible that some day it will be conveyed bp an aqueduct to New Orleans, to be used in lieu of the muddy Mississippi water. Indeed, Capt. T. S. Hardie, a most accomplished engineer residing near Chatawa, has a plan on foot to effect that much to be desired end. He informs us that a sufficient elevation can be easily obtained to throw the water of the Tangipahoa into the third and fourth stories of our residences and stores here, and that the entire cost of building the aqueduct will not exceed three million dollars. . This is a project which should command the serious attention of our people, for the benefits which would result to New Orleans from having a constant supply of pure, cold water for drinking and bathing purposes can scarcely be estimated. Our City Council has thrown away from time to time sums of money more than sufficient to build this aqueduct, and have nothing to 'point to for' the expenditure. The large paper factory which was started . about two years since near Chatawa, nndor the most favorable auspices was subsequently, owing to financial . troubles, which were experienced by even our wealthiest merchants here, stopped, after the building had been run up one story, and has since been tied up by unfortunate litigations Capt. Hardie, the projector of the enterprise, and who by the way discovered a fine water power sufficient to' ran not only the paper factory but twenty thousand ' cotton spindles also, hopes to be able . to complete the work this winter. , " ' HOrEWOOD SCHOOL. -Every admirer of the genial Dickens remembers the inimitable portraiture of pedagogue Squeers of . Dotheboy's Hall, who" proposed to initiate the rising ateneration in every possible branch of human learning, including the use of the globes, to feed his flock sumptuously : and finally, when crammed full of knowledge and virtuous principle, to send them forth with his paternal blessing all for the modest sum ef forty pounds a year. In practice the little victims were beaten, starved, and suffered to remain in benighted ignorance. Next to those benighted or cruel parents who sent their children to Doth-boy's to be fed on treacle and abused in turn by both masculine and feminine Squeers, must be reckoned the parents of our own Southern girls who send their daughters to fashionable 'and expensive Northern boarding-schools to forget -what they learned at home, and to ' acquire instead, a smattering of French and the ability to torture from a piano some half dozen operatic morceaux, to say nothing of unpolished manners,' etc. Will our people never learn that we have in the South schools where their daughters may be fitted to adorn any society, and where they may not only be instructed in the fine arts, languages, etc., but in domestic economy also? In other words, where their daughters may not only be made ornaments of society but useful members as well. " In response to an invitation from Mrs. Howard, the proprietress of Hopewood Seminary, to attend the' distribution of prizes, we repaired thither on Monday last.-': ' ; . ''. ':- Hopewood is situated on a bluff, directly upon , the Tangipahoa, and surrounded as it is by superb shade trees, with its extensive lawn sloping down to the river which gleams like a silver band in the sunli ght presents a most picturesque and enticing appearance. . , , Mrs. 'Howard is a member of one of our most honored Southern fctniii nnfl a lady of very superior culture and refinement, who has embarked in the pro-, fession.of teaching not ,asCa speculation nor yet as a means of .livelihood, but partly from an innate love of it, and partly because she believes that in this busy, bustling world of ours no one has a right to pursue a life of indolence to be s drone in society. Consequently, those pupils who are so fortunate as' to obtain, admission to this scheol enter a elect circle, from which they cannot fail ' to go forth" improved, mentally and mor-" ally, with their characters elevated and their manners refined t X JBy 9 o'clock, P.Ma large concoui eVoi T sitors from the city and neighborhood had assembled in the main hall. Which had been fitted with a view to giving private theatricals, and the evening's en-tertaufment opened with a prologue by little Miss Nora Howard, -which was followed by the petite comedy entitled " A Cup of Tea," in which most of the pupils took part, and 'acquitted themselves admirably. Miss E - H especially evincing decided dramatic talent. ' Miss Borley, a bright, intelligent little lady, with much; grace of manner and speech delivered a brief farewell in the name of her schoolmatestd the teachers one and all. Then followed the amusing comedietta "A Morning Call," in which Miss R.H. and Mr. P. succeeded far beyond our anticipations, as the play calls for polished acting, and is often murdered by professionals. Miss H. was especially complimented for the animation' and vim which she threw into the character of Mrs. Chillivgton. After the play came music, and, hist, the distribution of premiums. This over the hall was cleared, and the maturer portion of the assembly joined in the dance, which was continued until far into the night. We are indebted to the kind hostess and her charming household for many acts of courtesy, and the memory of our visit to Hopewood wili always awaken liveliest emotions of pleasure. It should have been mentioned above that the next session of this school will commence on Oct. 1. LETTER FROM TEXAS. From our Special Trave'-ios Agent and . Corre- . spondent. LAVACA. The town of Lavaca is beautifully situated on the west side of Lavaca Bay,, near the mouth of the Nevada River, This is one of the most desirable locations for a town in the State on account of the high bluff rolling up from the coast, which is a sure preventive against overflow or high water. Lavaca is also a healthy location, and can boast of a liberal-minde'd, industrious and enterprising population ef fifteen hundred, which is steadily increasing. I learn there are three beef ' packeriee here working on the Stabler plan, -but during the warm weather they do not Eack beef, but are killing about fifty ead of cattle each per day for their hides and tallow. The facilities for shipping cattle from Lavaca will be "far superior to 'those of Indiauola on account of the fine grass and water, there lteing a fine tank of fresh water within a half a mile of town. Therefore, cattle can be shipped from this point in 'better condition tffen from Indianola, whither they are driven fifteen miles without grass or water. , . - v -' The Lavaca channel is finally completed, and the citizensure quite jubilant about it; and well they may be. They have labored hard and zealously for, the last fifteen years to complete this enter- frise, which I learn has cost, from first to ast, about $75,000 in coin. At the commencement of the war they were-work-ingon this channel, and had it nearly completed, but obstructions were thrown in to prevent the gunboats from approaching the town. This enterprise has been carried on and completed solely by the citizens of Lavaca. They are deserving of great credit for their perseverance and liberality in the matter, and I hope their labors will be crowned with a rich reward. I learn the channel is from 110 to 150 feet wide, and from 10 to J 15 ieet deep, ana tnere is not mucn probability of its ever filling up, as the mud has been removed far from the channel. The prospects of Lavaca are looming up, and I think and hope the day is not far .distant when Lavaca will not only be a place of considerable importance, but a fine business point. All that is now wanting to make Lavaca 'the shipping port of Western Texas is for tne Morgan steam era to come through the channel to Lavaca, and the citizens are sanguine that the Morgan Line will rjin direct to Lavaca, and freight will then be delivered at this point for the same price as it is now put down at Indianola. . The town is steadily improving, and I hear of parties speculating in real estate and speaking of building new msfnsions to add to the beauty of the town the Queen City of the Bay. - , . , I was glad to find your valuable paperthe old, time-honored Picayune highly appreciated here, and nearly every house in town takes it. Lavaca is strictly a reading community, and gives a better and more liberal support to the general press of the State than any town of its size in Texas.' Mere anon. :. . f. ..- d. R., Jr. '; Lukges's Foundry. We are gratified to announce that notwithstanding the death of Mr. Francis Lurges the foundry, will 'still be carried on as usual for the benefit of the succession. Mrs, M. J. Lnrges, executrix, gives notice in another column that Mr. H. H. Stanley holds her full power of attorney, and solicits for the establishment a continuance of liberal patronage heretofore bestowed. Orders for work at -this foundry may bd left at No. 118 Carondelet street where they, will receive prompt attention. EOCKBRIDGE ALUM rWATER, " KTC.-- Messrs. Wheelock, Finlay &C0., wholesale druggists, corner of Gravier and Magazine streets, have on hand. and for sale a large supply of the celebrated Hock-bridge alum mineral Water, which stands so high in public estimation , as an appetizer and general restorative of an enfeebled, constitution. ; v ,: ; . ? The price of this valuable water is $12 per case of one dozen half gallon botUes, andje for quarts, r . : j ..; ' f - try The beautiful and swift steamer Laura, of the Morgan line, will touch at Mississippi City next Monday,-to accom modate those, who may desire eo f attend the regatta, which will take place on that y. y . : ; -v-.;-;-:- "Crescent Cirri Yacht Club, There will be a called; meeting of this dab held over Hawkins's JSahxuv on Thursday, the 29th instw atr. 8 o'clock P. M. "Punctual attendance la requested." ; - l A man was tried, some little time back, for stealing several . clocks. The defence set up for him by the learned! rentiers n who appeared for him was this: " That after toe prisoner had tilcn. the docks to his own house, he nat'&sr all back P The jury didn't eeeiv TELEGRAPHIC DISPATCHES.' New York issociate Psa X! ll'ljiMl A. H. Stephens Indorses i3fti3g . r K 1S6US. .fern t t3J:ti J'MMt' Counterfeit Coupon lleceifed irom Gemiariy.; Biot in Charleston,' S.;0.' "4 jTA. v General Domestic Intelligence European Advices Foreign and Domestic; H&&ct3.'; 'Biver and Steamboat Hews, From the Sonthwest Pas' Washington XTewa. Washtktoit, July 27. Alexander TL "; . Stephens . writing ' to a friend here says I am gratified at the result of the elee-'j tion in Virginia, and earnestly hope that ' Judge Dent may be elected in Missis- 5 sippL" ' 5 ; - .: ;-l Dr. B. P. Calver leaves for Macon, Ga: to-morrow for the purpose ef placing the -laboratory property in possession or the " Georgia Agricultural Society. v '' ' The President is expected for Frlday's'I Cabinet meeting.' - . ' ? Internal revenue receipts to-day 300,-' coo; ' . ...., Treasurer Spinner has received a ooun ' terf eit three dollar coupon from Germany, ', -evidently manufactured there. The imitation of the engraving, signature and seals is good, but the paper is bad. Proceedings ' have been commenced against - Schuman, colored, formerly' a messenger in the Treasury, for-uttering . bogus money. Turner, the negro Post-; master of Macon, Ga will be brought' here as a witness. ' ' .: ' ' Negro Riot in Charleston. ''1' i J Charleston, Jury 27.A negro Tiot, : which at one-time threatened very seri- -ous can sequences, occurred last night on the occasion of the departure of a visiting ball dub from . Savannah. The dub was accompanied by a brass band, com- posed of colored men, who.were said to jbe Democrats., , , .:--rv ' As the dub was leaving v In proces-; 'sion for the Savannah boat, they were attacked with sticks ; and showers of stones and brickbats by a negro club of -several "hundred men. - Several ; shots -: were fired on both sides. Mayor -Pills-,, bury was on the ground, but said he was -powerless to quell the not, and called on,; Major Oglesby for the assistance of United States troops, r. . r-'f V The Savannah club was then escorted to the boat between platoons of the 8th ' .Infantry, followed by a large crowd of -yelling and inf uriatea'negroea throwing -stones, and compelling the soldiers to face about at intervals and threaten to . fire. Several were wounded, mostly X members of the colored baud, , The affair causes intense indignation .among the whites. ,.' :r - . -.. ? Mlacellaneoiia.,, - w : Augusta, July 27. A heavy rain storm occurred this evening.-. t . . The Constitutionalist states that a dis- . guised party visited the jail at Appling, Columbia- county, .and took therefram a ' negro man and woman, who were found dead on Sunday morning. The negroes . had had a difficulty with a white family. Key West, July 27. The -British steamer Alhambra, from -New Orleans for Liverpool, got- ashore, on- the 18th -inst, .on Loggerhead Key, but got afloat again on the 21st without . assistance ; and proceeded. i --. . . a . Savannah, July 27. Crop reports are. - very. encouraging. - - Buffalo, July 27. Edwar4 Halpin, an elderly man, fell into Niagara Falls, today,, a distance of 180 feet, and was in- - stanuy aiuea.; r4-:;:i: . '.:-: Europe., London. Jul v 87. Gladstone is nnwelL Parliament will be prorogued on the 13th Of AugUSt..'r .,-). :'.T.r-;fi:rf - A fault has been discovered in the cable ' of 1866, which has been located 130 toilee from Valentia.' . j a Advices from . Vokohama, , via Hong Kong, confirm the reports via San Francisco of the loss of the Tallahassee, with ' several Europeans on board. -. '. - - Mapwd, July 27. A party of Carhste were defeated oy volunteers at Tarasoen " Oners of aid to put down the rebellion . come from all quarters of Spain. Eepar-t tero offers his services. r f , .. . yiENNA, July 27Baron . Ton . Zeusii . . receiving a Hungarian dderatiorv said Austria and France were en the best poe- sible terms, and that the interests of the two countries were identical. Begarding the Eastern question - Ceust ' '". would not insist upon the programme' of 1867, but would leave concessions to the Christiansoptional with the Sultan. I3ent declared he had honestly striven ; to establish more cordial relations with -Prussia, but his efforts had not been met in a similar spirit; and ha had been vn a successful. ; -. - His sneech wm rM!vad 'wth'eat satisfaction, e v . . u '' As' W W'r;i . aaasSBaw saasaa '3 st &H . londs.J82;vv iyJ, .;:.v'v:T'4 v vxBia, uiyz7. Asourse steaayj r:pxes ; IrvKBPOOL, Juljr 2T.-Cc:n: r" : " Yx Middling Uplands 12sd. 1 1 I'-rOp' JeansiaSd. tales 10,C?0 . . i-A,, . Ltvkbtool, July27; lvr-4- . Cclix unchanged; Bombay, t t3 J.Jd, 4 5500 bales: pork fUt : l.o. 2 r: X ve.tn wheat 9s. 2d. ' . ' ' -: - ' IIavbk, July 27. Cct-n crets c3et: ' IwMiddlings afloat ;. lTJ5niarMn'r-r--- "..iir.-4,'.: NEW YbWC Jnlv 27. tlv:-r.iA'i.Ljhf Without " decided - chr --91 "l 'id -t Uplands -rsicj 'alC3 tj t- ; eiosea auu ana scarry to t fine : to fancy t 3' " suTerfSne to cLciea v. -; - r " S 15 j Southern quiet 1 - "T- 1 wr -non 7- -r

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