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be able to prepare a paper of great interest to our readers. But of this hereafier. We would also acknowledge Mr. Yulee's labors in respect to a rail road across the Florida peninsula, but have not the necessary information now. Mr. Palmer proposes the establishment of an Eastern or Oriental agency, and gives a great variety of interesting matter in regard to eastern countries. He proposes a volume upon these suhjects. The Historical Society of Missouri petition for a geological survey of that State. These surveys should be everywhere more common. Some years ago, we had a partial one in Louisiana, but the manuscript report was not printed, and is lost. Thus are our affairs often managed, though the people PAY. It is unnecessary to refer again to the North Western Explorations, having sufficiently noticed them in our introductory article. Mr. Burke's report on steam explosions will afford matter hereafler.
We acknowledge our indebtedness to the various gentlemen ahove for their reports, and also for similar courtesies from Hon. H. Johnson, S. Dowas, E. La Sere, Lieut, Maury, etc., etc.
4. LATE BOOKS, ESSAYS, &C. 1. Western America, by Charles Wilkes, U.S. N.
75 c. 2. Notes of Travel in California.
25 3. Chambers' Miscellany, Monthly. 4. Mobile and Ohio Rail Road, F. B. Clarke, Mobile. 5. Reports and Catalogue Young Men's Library, Cincinnati. 6. Cultivation of the Tea Plant, by Junius Smith, LL. D. 7. Vital Dynamics, by Dr. Dowler, New Orleans. 8. Girardin on Dramatic Literature : translated by R. G. Barnwell, New Orleans. 9. Arrest of Aaron Burr, by A. J. Pickett of Alabama.
J. B. Steel, Camp street, has the two first works for sale, and receives all the various publications of the Messrs. Appleton of New York. We commend those on Calfornia to all desirous of emigration. Mr. Morgan is agent for Chambers' Miscellany : Gould, Kendall & Lincoln, Boston, publishers. The work is well known. We shall give publication, whenever it is pos. sible, to the able report of Mr. Clarke on the Mobile and Ohio Rail Road, illustrated by his map, if we can get it. He will please inform us. The Young Men's Mercantile Society at Cincinnati, is one of the most prosperous of its kind in the Union. We thank the Society for the following resolution they have sent us :
« MERCANTILE LIBRARY SOCIETY, CINCINNATI, January, 1849. “Resolved, As the sense of the Mercantile Library Association of Cincinnati, 1 hat De Bow's Commercial Review of the South and West supplies an important desideratum in mercantile literature of this great western valley; that the comprehensive views and practical attainments of Professur De Bow are special qualifications for conducting such a periodical; and that this Association very cordially recommend the Commercial Review to general favor and the special patronage of our mercantile community."
Mr. Smith's pamphlet on the Tea-Plant is a curious and instructive paper. He maintains that the United States must become yet a great tea raising country, and selects the upper parts of South Carolina as the most favorable sites. We intend, hereafter, an abstract of his paper. The translation of Girardin's Dramatic Literature, by our amiable, accomplished and intelli. gent friend, R. G. Barnwell, Esq., of this city, and formerly of South Carolina, has only reached us in the proof-sheets. We watched the progress of our friend's labors with great interest, and now congratulate him upon their consummation. As soon as the work is regularly published, we will give it an elaborate notice. We shall extract largely from Dr. Dowler's pam. phlet in this or the next number. Col. Pickett's pamphlet regarding Burr's arrest, is an extract or chapter from h's forthcoming work npon the History of Alabama. It is well written, and gives much new and interesting information upon the subject of the arrest, which, it appears, took place in Alabama. We anxiously await the history itself.
5. EDITOR'S NOTE. 1. With the experience of three years and after a temporary suspension, we have recommenced the Commercial Review upon a far better basis than ever, with an increased subscription list, with good publishers and the removal of prominent difficulties. If our friends and the South and West generally, stand by us, our success is established, and the perpetuity of the work secured-a matter of the utmost importance to the whole of these regions.
We never knew the number of our friends until the bour of need, In answer to our circu. lar, Dr. Winfree of New River, sends the amount of $60 in nero subscriptions ; Mr, Miles McGehee says, “ I will bind myself for ten new subscribers, and will pay you $50 annually; and if I can get the number, will furnish you with the names, and shall also exert mysels fur
ther." Judge Hopkins of Mobile : “I inclose herein txeloe ner subscribers." R. F. W. Allston of South Carolina : “1 inclose you eight new subscribers. I trust I may be able to remit to you soon, fire or six years in advance of iny individual subscription." Ex-Governor Hammond of South Carolina : “It is a disgrace to the South if your Review should fail. It is not that our people do not pay enough to support all truly southern papers anil periodicals. Unfortunately, they are seduced by agents of all sorts of trashy publications, &c., &c." Rob. ertson Topp, Esq., Memphis: “I am with you for the South, and will assist you in getting subscribers." In addition to these, there are a great many others whom we will notice hereafter as they deserve. Among others, Col. W. S. Hamilton, Bishop Polk, etc. We will publish a faithful list.
Professor De La Torre of the Royal Society, and a leading gentleman of Cuba, writes as follows: “I send you some questions of the Royal Economical Society of Cuba, which have been confided to me by the planters of the island. To whom could I more appropriately apply for answer, than to the able editor of the most complete Review in America? I hope you will answer the queries in successive numbers-also giving us a paper upon Slavery and the Slave Lars in yours and the other Slave States, and publishing whatever you can upon coffee, rice, maize, cotton, wheat, war, timber or lumber. You may calculate upon the subscription of more than one hundred persons in Havana, who bave cxpressed to me a desire that a place may be designated where they may suhscribe, etc., etc."
We intend digesting the letters that are received. We have one from Mr. Ballustier, Amer. ican Consul at Singapore in the East Indies, who says the articles on sugar, published by us, 6 have produced a revolution in its culture there." .
One of the difficulties which the Review has met with is, that subscribers do not all pay promptly. Is this fair? Will they wait for the call of a collector, which costs us large commissions, when the opportunities of remitting by mail are so frequent ?
We wish that those of our subscribers who can afford it, would take two or more copies for themselves, or pay several years subscription in advance. In addition to our labor, we have already lost a large sum by the Review. It is our hope hereafter, to make it up from the ex. cellent publishing arrangements we have been fortunate enough to make, and the strong friends of the Review.
6. TO CONTRIBUTORS. Tbe able article on the Valley and Waters of the Mississippi, by Mr. Stein of Mobile, has been received, and will appear in our next number. Col. Hamilton's article will also appear, and Mr.Cooke's of St. Louis, and Hamilton Smith's, Esq., of Louisville, on the Cotion Manu. facture, etc. We regret that these could not appear in the present number. We sball publish Hammond's unanswerable Letters on Slavory," and Ellwood Fisher's “ North and South," and an elaborale paper on "Slavery," now on our desk. We have a great variety of additional matter, and have engaged many new and able contributors for the Review. John M. Cardoza of Charleston, will soon be a regular correspondent.
7. TO THE PLANTERS.-SUGAR AND COTTON. The importance of an AGENCY in New Orleans in connection with the Review, to aid the planters in the purchase and sale of estates, has frequently suggested itself. We have determined to start it. As the Review circulates largely in all the Southern and Western States, and is now getting a Northern circulation, planters will have an opportunity of offering their estates to the best advantage. They will be charged for the advertisement of estates, according to the space occupied and time advertised, on reasonable terms, in the pages of the Review, as will be agreed upon. When sales are effected through the AGENCY, the usual commission will be charged. Editorial notices will be called to the estates. Messrs. H. Weld & Co., publisbers of the Review, able and energetic business men, will take esclusive charge of this department. In the present number we call attention to a large plantation in Alak apas, Louisi. ana, ainong our advertisements.
Dr All letters relating to the business of the Review will be directed to Weld & Co., New Orleans; all relating to editorial, to J. D. B. De Bow, care of Weld & Co., Publishers Commercial Review, New Orleans.
UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA,--NEW-ORLEANS.
MEDICAL DEPARTMENT. Professors.-Drs. T. HUNT, JAMES JONES, WARREN STONE, J. L. RIDDELL, A. H.
CENAS, G. A. NOTT, A. J. WEDDERBURN, Y. R. LE MONNIER, The Lectures in this College, lately concluded by the graduation of a large class, will com. mence on the 20th of November, in the capacious edifice on Common street. Having adopted and maintained a high standard of medical education, the Professors, from their connection with the City Hospital, enjoy superior advantages for practical instruction in clinical Medicine, Surgery, and Midwifery. There is a fine amphitheater in the Charity Hospital, for surgical operations and lectures. Opportunities for the pursuit of practical anatomy are unequalled-subjects being supplied gratuitously in any number. For furiher information, persons will please address the Dean for the printed circulars and catalogue. For the correction of false statements it is proper to mention, that the expenses of boarding, &c., in this city are much reduced, that the epidemic yellow fever never prevails after the first week in November, and that, hereafter, conlagious diseases will not be promiscuously admiued into the medical wards of the Hospital.
JAMES JONES, M. D., Dean. LAW DEPARTMENT. The Lectures and instruction in this department will commence on the second Monday of November next, and continue until the 1st of May.
Those by Professor BULLARD will embrace History of Roman Law, Analysis of the general principles of Roman Law, on the approved method of the German School; Jurisprudence of Louisiana, compared with Roman Law, and French and Spanish codes ; outline of Land Titles in Louisiana, derived from Spain, France, and the United States.
Those by Professor McCALEB will embrace Admiralty and Maritime Law, International Law, including Law of Prize, Rights of Peace and War, Treaties, etc.; Jurisdiction United States Courts, Supreme, Circuit, District, Instance, and Prize Courls, &c.
Those by Professor Hunt will embrace Commercial Law, as it relates to mercantile persons, properly, contracts, remedies, partnerships, corporations, bills of exchange, freight, average, insurance sale, guarantees, lien, &c., &c.; Criminal Law and Practice ; Law of Evidence.
Those by Professor Monroe will embrace the Common Law and Equity, Jurisprudence, and Practice and Pleadings in Civil Cases ; Constilutional Law.
Chief Justice Eustis will deliver a series of Lectures on the Rights of Persons and the Conflict of Laws; and CHRISTIAN Roselius, Esq., will assist as Adjunci-Professor, in the department of Civil Law.
Students must produce satisfactory evidence of good moral character.
The degree of Bachelor of Laws conferred on those who have attended two courses of Lectures, or one full course after having studied at least one year in the office of a Counsellor al Law, and after strici examination by, all the Professors. A Diploma from the law faculty of the University is equivalent to a license to practice in the courts of Louisiana. During the course there will be frequent examinations. There will be organized also, a Moot Court, which will be holden once every week, presided over by one of the Professors.
No city in the United States has the advantages which New Orleans possesses for the ready and perfect acquirement of the Modern Languages. Good Board can be obtained, varying from twenty-five to thirty dollars per month. The price of Tickets for the Course is fixed at $100, or $25 for each Professor.
H. A. BULLARD, Dean of the Faculty. D Access to a good Library afforded the Students,
DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL ECONOMY, COMMERCE, &c.
The course of instruction will be conducted by Oral Lectures and examinations. Though pri. marily intended for the large and important class engaged in, or preparing for, Commercial life, it is ai the same time addressed to all who are pursuing a liberal education, with a view to any of the professions. No subject can be more generally interesting and imporiant than those which relate to the industry, resources, and wealth of nations, and the laws which influence their progress or decline. The course will embrace,
I. Relations of Governments and Industry ; Sources of National Wealth and Progress, etc.; Production, distribution, and consumption of wealth.
II, Histnry and Progress of COMMERCE, its Principles and Laws; Home and Foreign Com. merce ; Tariffs, Treaties, Life Insurance; Roads, Canals, Shipping, and Revenue ; Systems of Reciprocity, Balances of Trade; Mercantile and Navigation Systems; Colonies and Colonial Systems; 'Banks, Finances, Accounts, Transportation, Book-keeping. Principles of Merchant Law; Commerce of Nations, Ancient and Modern ; Geography of Commerce; Commodities of Commerce; Literature of Commerce, etc., etc.
III. Progress and results of AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE ; Principles of Agriculture ; Comparative condition of Agricultural, Commercial, and Manufacturing communities; Statistics of Agricul. ture, etc.
IV. Origin and Progress of the MANUFACTURING SYSTEM : its relations to the other pursuiis; Invention and Machinery in Manufactures; Condition of the Manufacturing Classes ; Statistics of Manufactures, etc.
A course of Lectures will be delivered upon the PROGRESS OF THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC, and occasional Public Lectures upon the saine subjects. The advantages of Public and Private Libraries, Reading Rooms, and Businesg Experience enjoyed in New Orleans, are unrivalled.
Lectures begin in November and continue throughout the winter.
Students will have the advantage of any of the other chairs of the University, by paying tho usual foes. A Tutor in the Modern Languages, Book-keeping, elc., etc., will be provided for moderate additional fees. Applicants will apply early. J. D. B. DE BOW, Professor,
Gro. H. GRAY & Co., Boston.
J. HEARD & Co., Yazoo City, Miss. Turts & HOBART, New Orleans, La.
HARRIS, Memphis, Tenn. John PHILIPS, Mobile, Ala.
EDWARD HOBAR, Galveston, Texas. BAKER & LITTLE, Natchez, Misg.
JAMES HIBBARD, Napoleon, Ark. TAYLOR, Hont & Co., Vicksburgh, do.
Wm. FLAGG, Bachelor's Bend, Miss. The undersigned, manufacturers of the EAGLE GIN-STAND, respectfully invite the attention of Cotton Planters, and others interested, to some of the recent improvements
in their Gin Stands now offered for sale :The frame of the machine, which is so essential to the durability and accurate working of the parts, is constructed in a inore permanent and substantial manner than formerly, having eight posts or stands, and is permanently secured and bound together wish joint bolts.
The - Detached Grates,” which have been in extensive use for many years, bave been im. proved in forni, and adapted to other parts of the improved macbine; they are chilled or bard. ened where most exposed to friction, and in their present form are believed to be superior in many respects to any other form of grate. The « Improved Patent Brush,” recently added to the Eagle Gin-Stand, is believed to combine all the advantages of the cylinder or close, and the winged or open brushes, avoiding the objections to which both these forms are liable; the whole supply of air for the draft of the Stand is received through openings in the Brush-heads, and forced out between the rows of bristles. In this way, a more full and uniform current is established; the motes, dirt and false seeds are more effeclually disengaged from the fibres, and the ginned cotton, when delivered into the lint roon, has that peculiar "combed ” or “ carded " appearance so well known to dealers in that staple.
There are many minor improvements, not necessary to be mentioned in this circular, which will be found to add to the merits of this machine.
Ample evidence of the satisfactory operations of these Gins, may be obtained from their agents.
or Orders addressed to us directly, or to either of our agents, will receive immediate at. tention. Bridgewater, Mass.
BATES, DYDE & CO.
GARVER'S IMPROVED COTTON GINS.
G. BURKE & CO., COTTON FACTORS AND GENERAL COMMISSION MERCHANTS,
CHIEF AGENTS FOR THE SALE OF
E. CARVER & CO'S. IMPROVED COTTON GINS. THEY HAVE ON HAND A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF THE USUAL
No. 70 Magazine Street, OPPOSITE THE CANAL BANK,
Agents : COBB & MANLOVE, Vicksburg, Miss.
Titus & Co., Memphis, Tenn. F. B. ERNEST, Natchez,
HORTON & CLARK, Mobile, Ala. BOUGHTON & MURDOCK, Rodney, do.
GILMET & Co., Montgomery, do. N. McCUNDALL, Bayou Bara, la.
Note.-The Cuts that should accompany these advertisements have been misplaced.
Phoenix Foundry, Gretna. The subscriber has made such arrangements as will enable him tu execute orders for any de. scription of FOUNDRY WORK, on as good terms as can be given by any concern in the country. He solicits the patronage of Sugar Planters and others, pledging himell, that for workmanship and dispatch, his establishment shall be surpassed by none. Dr Orders left with his agent, ARTEMON HILL, No. 34 Gravier St., New Orleans, will have immediate attenion,
ISRANG & WAGNER,
J, D. HALLAM, Southern Clothing Manufactory. Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
Will attend the Courts in the 14th and 15th MILITARY AND CIVIC TAILOR.
Reference : llon. George R. King,
Messrs. Siockton & Steele,
Waters & Co.,
Josenh H. Moore,
JOHN S. WORTH,
Large Relail store for the sale of Gent!emen's 82 Magazine, corner of Poydras St.
FINE BOOTS AND NHOES, GOOD AND FASHIONABLE CLOTHING. TRUNKS, VALISES, CARPET-BAGS, &c.,
Under the St. Charles Hotel, corner of ONE PRICE STORE.
COMMON-STREET, NEW ORLEANS. ALFRED MUNROE & CO., Always on hand, at the ahove Store, a large No. 34, Magazine St.,
assortment of the ahove articles (wholesale) at Have now the largest stock of Clothing and our Newark Factory prices. Gentlemen's Furnishing Goods in the South; IF Manufactory, 3-6 Broad-st. Newark, N.J. and as all our goods are manufactured express. ly for our own retail sale, we consequently
NEW CLOTAING STORE. have the fullest assortment of every descrip
JOHN SOUTHWELL & CO., tion of Clothing in New Orleans; and in re
21 CANAL ST., Under Planter's Hotel, questing a call from all who read this, we do
Keeps constantly on hand Fashionable Clothing so with the fullest confidence that we are able to meet their wishes, and afford the most per- tion Suits, Gentlemen's Furnishing Goods,
of every description.- Boys' Clothing, Plantafect satisfaction to all our customers. The Trunks, Carpet Rags and Umbrellas, and every system of business which we have established article usually kept in a well stocked Clothing cannot but be satisfactory to the purchaser.
Store, Every article in our store is offered at the low est price at which it can be sold, and to reduc
W. S. MORGAN, lion can in any instance be made. If, after WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER the purchase of any article, any dissatisfaction
NO. 37 CANAL STREET, exists, it may be relurned or exchanged, or
Third door below Camp.street, the money will be refunded.
IP Watches, Jewelry, Canes, Umbrellas
and Fancy Goods SI A. KIRKMAN.
W. T. MASSIR. KIRKMAN, DYAS & CO.,
LAWRENCE & BLOOD, WHOLESALE GROCERS,
Grocers & Commission Merchants, 52 and 53 Nero Leree.
16 NEW LEVEE,
Brinkleyville Vineyards and Nurseries.
A pretty large supply of Scuppernong (the best grape in the world, both for fruit and wine, in our country) grape vines, well-rooted, still on hand; and some other best varieties for Amer. ican culture, al the medium price of 25 cents each, and $4 per hundred for cuttings. Also, such
FRUIT AND ORNAMENTAL TREES As are most suitable for the southern parts of our Union. Also, Rhubarb, or Pie-plants, for Tarts; and Raspberry and Strawberry--and, in short, most articles in the Nursery line of business, at moderate prices.
BEST AMERICAN WINES, at prom $1 to $6 per gallon, according to quality. Barrele or casks, as well as bottles of wine, and Nursery articles, or all together, when for distant places, put up in Boxes to prevent abstraction, &c.
Cash, or equivalent, before forwarded. An equivalent, a good draft on bank; say of Rich. mond, Va.
Boxes, as heretofore, may he sent to New Orleans, by a line of packets from Richmond, Va., or through New-York, and insured by my agents, Peebles, WHITE & Davis, at l'etersburgh, Va. In case of box lost, another sent, or amount refunded.
Thankful for patronage and higli encomiums, hy letter. on his wines, vines, &c., especially from gentlemen South and West of the Union, the subscriber hopes hy unremitting exertions to further advance the important Vineyard and Nursery cause in our country.
SIDNEY WELLER. Brinkleydille, Halifax County, North Carolina, Dec. 16, 1848.