November 1, 1859-June 29, 1860

MOBILE DAILY REGISTER, January 11, 1860, p. 3, c. 4

Noah Higgins,
St. Michael street, between Joachim and Jackson streets
City Sexton and Undertaker,
[illustration of metal casket]

                Is fully prepared to attend to the Burial of the Dead.  His Hearses are new and of superior style.
Coffins of all kinds, Shrouds, and everything within the line of an Undertaker will be furnished at the  Shortest Notice.
Also, having received of the manufacturers, a supply of Fisk's Metalic [sic] Burial Cases, of all sizes.
Corpses prepared for transportation at short notice. 

MOBILE DAILY REGISTER, January 11, 1860, p. 3, c. 5
[illustration of tinted glasses with watch]
New and Rich Jewelry.  Watches.  Diamonds and Silverware.  James Conning, Corner of Dauphin and Water Streets, has just received in addition to his already large and extensive assortment, a beautiful collection of all the latest and most elegant styles of Watches, Jewelry and Silverware. 
Watches.  A large assortment of Watches manufactured by the following celebrated makers:  Chas. Frodaham, M. J. Tobias, Jos. Johnson, Vacheron & Constantine, and other celebrated makers.
Diamonds.  A very rich assortment of Diamonds and other precious stones, viz:
Diamonds in Full and Half Setts,
Diamonds and Opal in Full and Half Setts.
Diamonds and Pearl in Full and Half Setts.
Diamonds in Enamelled and Etruscan Settings, in Setts and Half Setts.
Onental [sic?], Garnet and Pearl, in Etruscan Gold settings, setts and half setts.
Rich Etruscan Mountings, Coral Roses, in full and half setts.
Enamelled and Etruscan Gold, in full and half setts.
Etruscan and Pearl, in full and half setts.
Stone, Cameo and pearl, in full and half setts.
Sardinyx and Onyx, in full and half setts.
Roman Mosaic, in full and half setts.
Forentine Mosaic, in full and half setts.
Carbuncle, Pearl and Etruscan in full and half setts.
Rich Coral Fuchias Etruscan, in full and half sets.  &c., &c., &c.,
Also, the largest assortment of Silverware 

MOBILE DAILY REGISTER, January 11, 1860, p. 3, c. 4
M. S. D. Shirts.  Model Shirts, 10 Dauphin Street, Mobile, Ala.
Shirts.  Also, a full and complete assortment of Gentlemen's Furnishing Goods, consisting of Stocks, Collars, Ties, Scarfs, Bosoms, Gloves, Cravats, Hosiery, Blankets, Shawls, Handkerchiefs, Under Garments, &c.
All the most Fashionable Styles can be found at the cheapest prices at C. M. Dowd's, Mobile Shirt Depot, 10 Dauphin Street. 

MOBILE DAILY REGISTER, January 11, 1860, p. 3, c. 7
Judson Female Institute, Marion, Ala.  The Twenty-Second Annual Session is now in progress.  For Circulars, Catalogues or unpublished particulars, apply to Noah E. Davis, Principle. 

MOBILE DAILY REGISTER, January 11, 1860, p. 3, c. 7
[illustration of Metropolitan Washing Machine, sold by Davison, Cavanagh & Co., Ag'ts.  15, 17, 19, & 21 South Water Street, Mobile, Ala.] 

MOBILE DAILY REGISTER, January 11, 1860, p. 4, c. 4
Get Your Shirt in New Orleans at S. N. Moody's, Corner Canal and Royal Streets.  Try Six for Six Dollars.  Buttons Never Come Off. [illustration of shirt]
Fine undershirts; 6 for $1 50; Fine Drawers, 6 for $2 50; Fine English Socks, 6 for $1; 10 Shirt Collars for 25 cents; Fine Black Cravats 40 cents each; Linen Cambric Handkerchiefs, $1 a dozen, and every article for gentlemen's toilet equally cheap.
Shirts made to order in every style.  Directions for self-measurement sent by post.  Copy S. N. Moody's address, Cor. Canal and Royal sts., N. O. 

MOBILE DAILY REGISTER, January 14, 1860, p. 4, c. 4

55 Boxes Extra Chewing Tobacco.

Just received from the best Factories of Virginia, the finest assortment of superior Tobacco received in this city for sometime, consisting of following brands:
Holland's Pine Apple Twist
Holland's Pancake,
Y. & E. B. Jone's [sic?] Twist,
Williams & Son's Twist,
Campbell & Wilson's Plugs,
Leanora Plugs,
Jas. Thomas, Jr.'s Tip-top Natural,
Tam O'Shanter Plugs,
Thos. Lvoe [sic?] & Son's Extra Gold Leaf,
For sale wholesale and retail at 56 Royal and my Branch El Punto.  T. Guesnard, Jr. 

Havana Cigars.

Direct Importation, per last trip of schooner Aid, consisting of Regalias, Londres, Conchas, Oepras, Prensados, Vergueros, Damas, Cilindrae, of the following brands:  Forget-me-not, ElSol, Emerald, ElCrisol, Washington, Cevantes, Escosesa, United States, LaPerias, Espanola and Cabenas.
In this lot 92 M. Regalias and Media Regalias are from the factory of Figaro, and a very superior article of Tobacco.  For sale, wholesale and retail, at my store, No. 56 Royal street, and at my branch, El Punto--Theo. Guesnard, Jr. 

J. P. Manenizza,
Corner Dauphin and Royal streets,

Begs to invite the attention of his patrons and the public, whose refined taste demand the care of a competent purveyor, to the rich assortment of exquisite Cigars and delicious Tobaccos, which he is now receiving.  He has on hand the following dainty commodities:
Regentes, Principes, Cervantes, Regalia,
Londres, Escocesa, La flor de la Habana,
Concha, Conchitas de Opera, Washington,
El Sol, Francisco, Loredo, and
Movimento Continuo.
He takes pleasure in assuring his friends that no pains or judgment has been spared to furnish them with delicacies worthy of their approval.
Fancy Articles constantly kept on hand and for sale on reasonable terms. 

J. Neville
100 Dauphin Street,
Mobile, Ala.
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Havana Cigars,

Keeps always on hand a choice selection of various brands.
Also--Virginia, Cavendish and Smoking Tobacco.
Pipes, Cigar Cases & Snuff Boxes.

MOBILE DAILY REGISTER, January 14, 1860, p. 4, c. 4

S. I. & I. I. Jones,
Agents for the Sale of
Manufactured Tobacco,
No. 9 South Water Street, Mobile.
Established in 1836.

Always on hand every variety of Manufactured Tobacco, which they offer to the Trade at Manufacturer's Prices on accommodating terms, thus saving the Grocers and Dealers the trouble and expense of going to the North for their stocks, besides giving them the opportunity of purchasing such kinds and in such quantities as they may need from time to time.
Among the Brands may be enumerated:


J. Tabb                                                   Wm. Henry Hare, Z. Z. Z.,
N. Lynch.                                                R. Taylor,
Abbey May,                                            S. L. & B. R. Martin,
Sams,                                                      Rushes,
Clare Moreland,                                      Arazona,
D. D. Hall,                                              Claytor's Cross,
Claytor's Gold Leaf,                                J. S. Hale, Extra,
Cotton Plant,                                          W. T. Sutherlin,
Munroe,                                                 Bright Pounds,
Hollands,                                                Roanoke,
Preston S. Brooks,                                 Harry of the West,
J. M.  Booker,                                        E. Dickenson,
James River,                                           Nelson's
W. P. Evans,                                          Woolfolk's Premium,
W. W. Burch,                                         R. S. Waring,
L. E. Holman,                                         Honey Suckle,
Sym Jones,                                             Prentis,
V. J. Garth,                                             Tolly Ray,
Peter Parley,                                           Hale's Virginia Flue Cured,
Thos. Love & Sons,                                J. Stevens.

Twist and Fancy Tobacco.

Maid of Athens,                                   Woolfork Premium,
Payne & Christ'n Ex Twist, Rough and Ready,
Golden Age,                                         Pancake,
J. P. Jones' Twist                                  T. & E. P. Jones' Twist,
Slade Twist                                           Williamson  Twist,
Claytor's Gold Bars,                              Rough Diamond,
Martin's Extra Twist.                             &c., &c., &c.,
And various other Fancy Styles, by the Best Manufacturers.
Goodwin's Fine Cut and Smoking Tobacco,
J. L. Claytor's Smoking Tobacco; Hyco do.,
T. B. Rucker's                        do.

Also, Agents for the Celebrated

Powhatan Pipes,                                   Pike's jessamine Whisky,
New York Brandy,                               Do           Uncle Sam             do
do           Gin,                       Do           White Wheat        do
Brancroft's Cider,                 Do            Deodorized Alcohol,
Miller's Lemon Syrup,                           Udolpho Wolfe's celebrated
Udolpho Wolfe's Brandy,                      Arm'tic Schiedam Schnapps,
Do           Port Wine,                             &c., &c., &c.
Country Merchants would do well to examine our stock before purchasing elsewhere. 

MOBILE DAILY REGISTER, January 14, 1860, p. 4, c. 4

Virginia Manufactured Tobacco,
Roulston & Gardien, Agents.
22 & 24 Dauphin Street

Would respectfully invite attention to their present large stock of Tobacco, which is being increased daily by shipments direct from the Manufacturers.  The following are a few of the brands:
Harry of the West,                                 Economy
Peter Parley,                                          Star of the South,
Tolly Ray,                                              Wade & Bro.,
Bettie Oliver,                                          Yellow Peach,
Hico,                                                      Lynch,
Tinsley,                                                   Rough Diamond,
Wilkinson,                                              Olive Branch,
J. Stevens,                                              W.  Barrett,
W. H. Hare,                                            Payne & Pritchett
P. Labby,                                                Indian Queen,
J. M. Booker's Gold Leaf,                       Empress,
Leftwich's Victoria,                                 Golden Age,
J. A. Hobs,                                             Sultana,
Palmetto,                                                Young America,
R. G. Pace,                                             People's Favorite,
J. W. Pace,                                             Strawberry,
George's Best,                                        Gem of California,
Sandford,                                                Pine Apple,
Roanoke,                                                J. M. Bell's Twist,
W. R. King,                                            S. Ayres & Son's Hyco Smk'g
E. Goodwin & Bro's New York Smoking and Patent Chewing.
M. Moore's superior Killickiniek, Smoking
George W.  Gale's Sailors Delight and Portuguese Smoking.
All of which they offer to the trade on accommodating terms. 

MOBILE DAILY REGISTER, January 17, 1860, p. 1, c. 1

Julius Gretzner,
48 Dauphin Street
Mobile, Ala.
Manufacturer of Trunks,

Bonnet Boxes, Carpet Bags, Keys, Valises, Trunk Covers, Umbrellas, Whips,
All kinds of trunk locks, and every article usually kept in a Trunk and Saddlery establishment.
All Ladies' Trunks made of Cedar.

MOBILE DAILY REGISTER, January 17, 1860, p.2, c. 5

Charles Brod,
[From Paris.]
69 Dauphin Street
Sign of the Wax Lady,
One Door below Geo. Coster & co.,
Hair Dresser and Wig Maker.
Has just received and offers for sale a fine assortment of
Hair Work

Such as Braids, Curls, &c.
Head Dresses at various prices.
Toilet Brushes,
French Perfumery,
Ladies' Fans,
Satchels, Baskets,

Fine Shell Combs, Dolls, &c.
Also, a large assortment of Toys of all kinds.

MOBILE DAILY REGISTER, January 17, 1860, p. 2, c. 7

Bruff, Brother & Seaver,
44 Warren Street
New York

Richard P. Bruff,   [illustration of hoe head]    James I. Day,
Charles Bruff,                                                                                        Special Partner,
George A. Seater,                                                                                 late of N. Orleans.
In order to ensure prompt shipment we solicit orders for the following goods as early as possible.
B. B. & S.'s Original Oval Eye, Cast Steel cotton hoes, the most approved kind in market, which were invented and introduced by us.
R. P. Bruff's Cast Steel Warranted Axes.
R. P. Bruff's superior quality Carpenter's Tools.
B. B. & S.'s Extra Fine Thread Cotton Rope.
B. B. & S.'s Real White Oak Root Hames.
Trace Chains, &c.
Complete Catalogues sent by mail on application. 

MOBILE DAILY REGISTER, January 17, 1860, p. 2, c. 7

Fall and Winter Fashionable
[illustration of bonnet]
Mrs. O'Connell.
Has Opened her New Store
132 Dauphin Street
Between Joachim and Jackson Streets.

A few doors West of Walkington & Co's Dry Good Store.
The Ladies are respectfully invited to call and examine her extensive and well assorted styles of Bonnets, Ribbons, Flowers, Ostrich Feathers, Embroideries, French Corsets, Fancy Goods, &c.
Ladies, Planters, and Commission Merchants will find it to their advantage to call and examine her stock of Millinery before purchasing elsewhere.

MOBILE DAILY REGISTER, January 17, 1860, p. 2, c. 7

Fall and Winter Millinery,
Mrs. A. Tufts,
72 Dauphin Street

Has just received a large and rich assortment of Fall and Winter Millinery.
The Ladies are respectfully invited to call and examine her goods, which have been selected with the greatest care, consisting of bonnets, ribbons, flowers, feathers, bridal and soiree wreaths, of every variety and style.
Dress Making--Ladies of experience have been engaged to take charge of this branch of the business.  All orders promptly attended to.
Mrs. A. Tufts, 72 Dauphin Street--Up Stairs.
N. B.--Will be receiving fresh Goods by every arrival. 

MOBILE DAILY REGISTER, February 3, 1860, p.3, c. 3
The Soiree Dansante To-Night.--The lovers of saltatory motion will be pleased to know that to-night they may enjoy the pleasures incident to the polka, the redowa, the waltz, the lancers, and all the other forms of dance into which the votaries of Terpsichore have woven that art.  Mr. Cleveland holds another of his soirees, at Temperance Hall, and there will be, as usual, an abundant supply of the spirit of Terpsichore and a full attendance of its votaries.  Good music, without which the spirit of the dance languishes, will lend its charm to the occasion.
Mr. Cleveland is about to begin a new course of lessons, and it is well that those desirous of perfectness in so agreeable and graceful an accomplishment, without which now-a-days, one feels awkward in society, should apply to him as pupils at an early day.  "A word to the wise." 

MOBILE DAILY REGISTER, February 3, 1860, p. 3, c. 2

Permanently Located in Mobile
To Teach
The Banjo and Accordeon, [sic]

                By a New, Easy and Improved Method; guaranteed by six years' experience and perfect success in New York, New Orleans and Nashville.

Taught in Twelve Lessons!

Terms for the Banjo                                                                             $20
"              for the Accordeon [sic]                                                           15

In Advance.

References and Certificates on application at my Rooms corner of Dauphin and Hamilton sts.
Harry P. Jacobs. 

MOBILE DAILY REGISTER, February 3, 1860, p. 3, c. 2

Just Received!
1,000 pieces Black Silk Velvet Ribbon,

All Widths, from 1-16 inch to 1/8-yard, which will be sold at reduced prices.
Also, a supply of black silk velvet buttons, various sizes.

H. & M. Marx,
73 Dauphin Street. 

MOBILE DAILY REGISTER, February 8, 1860, p. 3, c. 4

Gifts!  Gifts!  Gifts!  Gifts!  Gifts!
Splendid Gifts at
Gift Book Establishment,
Southeast corner of
Dauphin and Royal Streets.

                My new Catalogue of Books contains a full list of Histories, Biographies, Travels, Adventures, Stories, Anecdotes, Tales, Narratives, Romances, Sports and Pastimes; also Religious, Biblical, Theological, Classical, Botanical, and Agricultural Works, Dictionaries, Lexicons, Albums, Annuals and Presentation Books, Receipt and Cook Books, Bibles, Hymns and Prayer Books in very style of Binding, together with all the

Newest Works

of the day; all of which are handsomely Bound and Guaranteed Perfect in every respect.
In purchasing of us, the Book Buyer has nothing to lose, and everything to gain; for the Gift System, as originated and conducted by us, is no lottery, as many have been prejudiced to suppose; if it were, there would be a hazard or possibility of loss to the investment, of which there is none.  It is known to the purchaser that he is to receive an equivalent for his money; the Book selected is furnished at the price which is demanded by all booksellers, and if ten or more are taken at the same time, at LESS than the regular price.  Aside from this investment, which returns an equivalent, a present is made with each purchase, which, be it worth fifty cents or one hundred dollars, is yet clear gain.  Thus is a taste for healthy instruction and amusement, surrounded with additional attractions, and books of sterling interest and value are scattered far and wide.

The Gifts

Consists of--Gold and Silver Watches, Gold Chains, Silver Plated Ware, Costly Setts of Cameos, Mosaic, Florentine, Coral, Garnet, Turquoise and Lava Jewelry, Gold Lockets, Pencils and Pens, Ladies' Neck and Chatelain-Chains, Gents' Bosom Studs, Sleeve Buttons and Pocket-Knives, and a thousand varieties of Gifts of use and value.
We also keep constantly on hand a choice collection of Silver-Plated Ware; also a beautiful assortment of Fancy Goods and Cutlery, wholesale and retail.
For full particulars send for Catalogue, which will be mailed free to any address by

A. C. Titcomb,
cor. Dauphin and Royal sts., Mobile, Ala. 

MOBILE DAILY REGISTER March 10, 1860, p. 2, c. 2
A writer in the Buffalo Post says that ladies do not lift up their feet properly in walking, and thinks they dare not for fear they will step on their own skirts and fall on their noses. 

MOBILE DAILY REGISTER, March 23, 1860, p. 1, c. 6
When a Drink May be Taken Medicinally.--After goose, or duck, or pork, Irish stew, or any delicacy of the season into which onions may have seasoningly entered; invariably after salmon; when there is any washing being done at home; when painters are in the house; when a person feels faint, and doesn't know what is the matter with him; when a friend turns up after an absence of seven years, or when you are parting with a friend whom you do not expect to see for several years; when a person has the toothache; when a person has lost at cards, or when a person has come into a large property; when a person has met with a misfortune, or made a tremendous bargain; when a person has quarreled; when a reconciliation has taken place; when a person is on a sea voyage, or goes out between the acts of a five act tragedy; or before ascending in a balloon, or after coming off the jury of a coroner's inquest, or when you are sitting up for your wife, or when a friend drops in to smoke a cigar; and in fact, upon all suitable occasions of sadness or merriment; when a person feels rather low, or feels in very high spirits. 

MOBILE DAILY REGISTER, March 23, 1860, p. 2, c. 4

Choice Breeding Stock for Sale.

Pure Arabian Horses.
Spanish Merino Sheep.
Pure Cashmere Goats.
Maltese and Spanish Jacks.
Maltese Goats, Ewes and Bucks.
30 Superior Young Camels, well broke, suitable for any plantation work:
The above stock is all of direct importation, and no pains or expense spared in the selection.
The public is invited to call and examine this stock.
A. R. Meslier & Co., Mobile. 

MOBILE DAILY REGISTER, March 24, 1860, p. 1, c. 4
Coaxing Up an Expression.--A brace of lovers anxious to secure each other's shadow ere the substantial faded, stepped into an ambrotype car one day last week, to sit for their pictures.  The lady gave precedence to her swain, who, she said, "had got to be tuck fust and real natural."  He brushed up his tow head of hair, gave a twist or two to his handkerchief, asked his girl if his collar looked about X, and planted himself on the operator's chair, where he assumed the physiognomical characteristics of a poor mortal in a dentist's hands, and about to part with one of his eye teeth.  "Now, dew look purty!" begged the lady, casting on him one of her most languishing glances.
The picture was taken, and when produced it reminded the girl, as she expressed it, "jist how Josh looked when he got over the measles!" and as this was not an era in her suitor's history particularly worthy of her commemoration, she insisted that he should stand again.  He obeyed, and she followed him to the chair.
The poor fellow tried to follow the indefinite injunction.
"La," she said, "why, you look all puckered up!"
One direction followed another, but with as little success.  At last, growing impatient and becoming desperate, she resolved to try an expedient which she considered infallible, and exclaimed:
"I don't keer if there is folks around!"
She enjoined the operator to stand at his camera; she then sat in her feller's lap, placing her harms around his neck, managed to cast a shower of flaxen ringlets as a screen between the operator and her proceedings, which, however, were betrayed by a succession of amorous sounds, which revealed her expedient.  When this billing and cooing had lasted for a few minutes, the cunning girl jumped from Josh's lap, and cried to the astonished operator:
"Now you have got him!  Put him through!" 

MOBILE DAILY REGISTER, March 29, 1860, p. 2, c. 3

Tabac en Poudre Dentifrice.
Oco or Dental Snuff

Is not introduced to the American public, composed of the purest Snuff, divested of its objectionable qualities, and retaining its power as a disinfectant and detergent.  It has the endorsement of the Parisian world as the most useful and elegant toilet article in the world.  Elegantly mounted.  Superbly flavored.  As an ornament and as a toilet pleasure, it has no equal.


                No. 1—Golden Banded Oco—Retains all its natural strength and pungency, as imported, and is a most superior article for those who desire an agreeable stimulant.  It imparts to the teeth that peculiar brilliancy for which the ladies of southern Europe are so justly celebrated.
No. 2—Silver Banded Oco—Designed expressly for the Northern market, retains all its powers as a dentifrice; though greatly reduced in its stimulating properties.  As a Gem on your toilet stand you will be pleased with it, and for its excellency you will recommend it.
For sale by Barnes & Park 13 Park Row, and Conrad Fox, 31 Barclay street, New York, and all Druggists.  Depot for the States and Canadas,
335 [?] Broadway, N.Y. 

MOBILE DAILY REGISTER, March 31, 1860 p. 2, c. 2


                The "opening of the Spring fashions (says the Boston Post) took place in New York on Thursday.  The weather was unfavorable, but we learn from the New York papers that the ladies in attendance at the different establishments were numerous.  It appears that the SKIRT, for the coming season, will be the most expensive part of a lady's dress, nothing less than a fully trimmed skirt being considered en regle.  The greater the number of flounces that can be put on a dress, the better; so, of course, the taller a lady is, the finer she can be, and tall ladies will be all the fashion this summer.  Where the material is too heavy for flounces, or individual taste is opposed to them, matters may be compromised by a brandebourg passamenterie trimming, arranged en tablier upon the front of the skirt, which, however, necessitates a similar trimming up the corsage.  The female mind of New York is just now most profoundly agitated upon the bonnet question.  The spring bonnets resemble in shape the cottage bonnet, worn years ago, only that the front does not set quite so close to the face.  They are thought to be decidedly pretty, and if not carried to an ugly extreme in size, will be pronounced the prettiest worn in a long time.  The last year's fashion ran on at the back of the head--this year, says the New York Times, it threatens to run quite over the eyes.  The front projects nicely over the top of the head, yet stands out sufficiently from the face to enable a lady to dress her hair as she may like.  The cap, or soft crown, seems to be a great favorite, but plain ones are much worn.  Rich flowers and illusion will be largely used in trimmings.  Among other novelties is the "Patti shall," which is made of rich black silk, a flowing pattern, having a double point behind, and variously trimmed.  Flounces will be so much worn this season it is thought that a shall of this kind will be needed; it is described as not large, and sets out prettily, giving full [fold in paper] to the dress.  There are a variety of pretty new sleeves, the capuchias and the half [fold in paper ] sleeve being among the most conspicuous.  Some modistes tried to introduce the narrow-gored skirt and tight-fitting sleeve this season, but the effort, says the Times again, happily for taste and beauty, failed.  The New York Journal of Commerce, which is great on tables of imports and exports, has no politeness for the "making and trimming" part of the business.  It dismisses the important event of Thursday with the following brutal paragraph:
"The milliner's semi-annual 'opening' was to have taken place yesterday, but the unseasonable weather caused a postponement.  This occasioned exhibition of head toggery gives a queue to the fashions throughout the country." 

MOBILE DAILY REGISTER, March 31, 1860, p. 3, c. 3

The Skater's Valentine.

Her heart is like a frozen lake,
On whose cold brink I stand;
Oh, buckle on my spirit's skate,
And take me by the hand;
And lead thou, loving saint, the way
To where the ice is thin,
That it may break beneath my feet,
And let a lover in.
[Washington States. 

MOBILE DAILY REGISTER, April 14, 1860, p. 1, c. 5

An Irishman on Broadway

                Sure I'll agree,
'Tis fine to see,
The darlings show their paces,
All along Broadway,
St. Patrick's day,
In the glaming skirts and laces. 

                I love the sight,
Whin spotless white,
Of petticoats embroidered,
Each little fut,
From out them put
Like laves of lillies bordered. 

                But at this date,
That moighty strate,
From Grace spire unto Astor,
Bespatters dirt,
On every skirt,
Like pepper from a castor. 

                Fie on you, dears,
Of tender years,
Who show no more discretion
                Such streaked hose;
And ruined clothes,
Exciting admiration! 

                There's Madame Vic,
Of nonsense sick,
Knows better how to dress her;
The kirtle red,
She wears instead;
The Howly Virgin bless her! 

                Or else bedad,
Of highland plaid--
(I'm Irish but I love it.)
She makes a skirt,
That scorns the dirt,
And loops her gown above it. 

                Then here's the gall,
With the Balmoral,
And dainty top boots slender,
Who's as discrate,
As she is swate,
And wise as she is tender. 

MOBILE DAILY REGISTER, April 17, 1860, p. 2, c. 4

Parasols!  Parasols!

Black Velvet Parasols, entirely new,
Grey Silk                do                           do           Novelties,
Lace                        do                           do
Plain Silk                do           Mourning Parasols,
Plaid and Brocade parasols,
Beautiful Styles in Children's Parasols.
Averell & Rice,
104 Dauphin Street. 

MOBILE DAILY REGISTER, May 3, 1860, p. 2, c. 2
The Smoking, Chewing and Snuffing Business.--. . . The manufacture of cigars is quite a business institution in our city, and it is estimated that there are at least 1,000 cigar manufacturers in Philadelphia. . . In the manufacture of snuffs there are four mills that employ 50 hands, and have a capital invested of $80,000.  Smoking tobacco is cut in the snuff mills, and also by mills devoted exclusive to that purpose.  The product averages 5,000 pounds per day, worth 10 cents per pound of $150,500.  The cigar, snuff and tobacco trade is estimated to $6,000,000 per annum--which, not to count the immense sums invested in the imported weed, is all spit and sneezed away, or ends in smoke, without a single remunerative good accruing from its consumption.--Philadelphia Pennsylvanian. 

MOBILE DAILY REGISTER, May 23, 1860, p. 1, c. 5
Ladies' parlor skates are noticed for sale in Boston.  They are made to all appearance like ordinary skates, but have in the runners little brass wheels, neatly covered with leather, so that the wearer can skate over an ordinary floor with ease and safety.  It is said that ball room skating is to be the rage at the watering places this summer. 

MOBILE DAILY REGISTER, May 30, 1860, p. 1, c. 5
As to partners.--Hints for the ladies on this point are given as follows:--For whist, the cleverest and most indulgent; for dancing, the handsomest and most amusing; for business, the steadiest, the wealthiest, and the most attentive; and for marriage--one who combines the qualities of all the three. 

MOBILE DAILY REGISTER, May 30, 1860, p. 2, c. 3
Mems for the Misses.--"Cry at a wedding.  Scream at a spider.  Never leave your curl papers in the drawing-room.  Drop your handkerchief when you are going to faint.  Mind you are engaged if you don't like your partner.  Abjure ringlets on a wet day.  It's vulgar to know what there is for dinner." 

MOBILE DAILY REGISTER, May 30, 1860, p. p. 1, c. 3

List of Premiums Awarded the Seventh Annual Fair at the
Mobile Agricultural and Horticultural Society
Held 10th and 11th May, 1860

......[copied all needlework]


No. 52--One imitation Marseilles work, double wreath center and corner bouquets, 1st prem, Mrs. Hatter                                                                                                                                  $5 00
"    52--One imitation Marseilles, wreath and bouquet in the center, 2d prem, Mrs. J. C. Holcomb
                                                                                                                                           $3 00
"    52--One wreath and bouquet center crib quilt 3d prem, Mrs. M. A. Fordney                  $2 50
"    164--Triangle star, white, brown and yellow, 4th prem, Mrs. M. A. Fordney                   $2 50
"    153--Yellow and Red Dahlia, 5th prem, Mrs. S. S. Ruggles                                            $2 50
"    146--One Quilt, Rose of Sharon, 6th prem Mrs. J. C. Rupert                                          $2 50
"    62--One wreath Quilt, made by a lady 80 years old, 7th prem, Mrs. McKibbon              $2 50
"    58--One star Quilt, diamonds intermixed, 8th prem, Miss S. P. Stodder                           $2 50
"    151--One Quilt, Tulip and squares, 9th prem, Mrs. J. A. Battelle                                     $2 50
"    170--One Quilt, double Irish chain, 10th prem, Mrs. P. E. Collins                                    $2 00
"    17--One crib Quilt, crown and star pattern, each crown containing 97 pieces, 11th prem, Mrs. H. B. Harwood                                                                                                                         $2 00
"    148--One patch work quilt, made by a little boy 8 years old, special, Master Albert Golay                                                                                                                                                     $1 00
"    46--One Quilt, diamond and half diamond pattern, 12th prem, Mrs. L. Cage                    $2 00
"    58--One Quilt, diamond and half diamond pattern, 13th prem, Miss Sallie A. Stodder      $2 00
"    46--One Quilt, 14th prem, Mrs. L. Cage                                                                         $2 00
"    145--One Quilt, block work, special, Mrs. J. C. Rupert                                                   $2 00
"    163--One Jenny Lind Quilt, palm leaf border, 15th prem, Mrs. H. Goff                            $2 00
"    146--Patch work Quilt, made by Ella Y Rupert 8 years old, unquilted; special Mrs. J. C. Rupert                                                                                                                                                                                                $1 00

Silk Quilts

No. 35--One silk Scrap Quilt, Mosaic design, 1st prem, Mrs. C. C. Langdon                        $5 00
"    28--One silk Quilt, Mosaic block work, 2d prem, Mrs. W. T. Marshall                            $4 00
"    20--Bed and Crib Quilt, octagon star, 3d prem, Mrs. Jacob Magee                                  $4 00

Counterpanes and Spreads

No. 32--One white Spread, with knit fringe, 1st prem, Mrs. A. Golay                                     $2 00
"    151--White and blue Spread, 2d prem, Miss J. A. Battelle                                                $2 00


MOBILE DAILY REGISTER, June 13, 1860, p. 2, c. 3
Wool Trade in Dallas.--The Dallas, Texas, Herald says:
Some idea may be formed of the extent of this important branch of industry from the quantity that is brought into Dallas every week.  One house alone has already purchased 12,000 pounds, of excellent quality, and other houses are doing a heavy business in the same line.  It is believed that not one half of the quantity raised in Dallas county has yet been brought to market; and several lots of merino wool, we know, have yet not been sold.  This is fast becoming one of the most lucrative branches of the industrial interest of Northern Texas, and one that is attended with as little loss and as few casualties as any other. 

MOBILE DAILY REGISTER, June 21, 1860, p. 2, c. 5

Buzz!  Buzz!  Buzz!
Mosquitos!  Mosquitos!

These annoying little pests are effectually driven from any apartment in a few minutes by burning one of the

Chinese Mosquito Tapers.

These Tapers in burning give off a pleasant odor, although perfectly harmless to the human family, it is extremely repulsive to the Mosquito tribe; so much so, they will immediately leave any apartment, if it is possible so to do; and if the room be closed so as not to admit of their egress, they will be so affected as to destroy all disposition to sing, buzz or bite, rendering them inoffensive for the night.
These Tapers are done up in neat packages of sixteen Tapers each, one of which is sufficient to clear a room of ordinary size for the night.
For sale wholesale or retail by
Havilland, Clark & George, Mobile.
Also by C. H. Miot, Columbia, S. C.; A. A. Solomons & Co., Savannah, Ga; Plumb & Letiner, Augusta, Ga; George Payne, Macon, Ga; Pemberton & Carter, Columbus, Ga; Hutchings & Williams, Montgomery, Ala; Woodman & Bennett, New Orleans; James Symes, 134 Canal street, New Orleans; and by all Druggists throughout the Union.
Grant & Co., Proprietors,
497 Broadway, New York.