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T1'M LOUI8IANA DEMORATf.
E. W.. ALA.L EY ..- .. .. EDITOR.
AL EXANDRIA"
Wednesday, October : : 19, 185
DEM.O.GIL.TIC STATE TICKET..
FOR GOVERNOR,
THOMAS OQ. M00RE,
O1 RAPTDES..
FOR' LIELTENANT GOVERNOR,.
K. M. I YAM S,
OF ORLEANS.
FOR SECP.ETARY OF STATE,
P'. PY HARDY,,
OF ST. LANDRY..
FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL,.
T.. J. SEMME S ,
OF ORLEANS..
FOR AUDJTOR OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS,
E.. W. ROBERTSON,
OF IBERVILLE.
FOR TREASURERI
B. L. DEFREESE,
OF JACESON,
ND SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC EDUCATION,
RENRY AVERY,
F EAST BATON ROUGE..
FOR CONGRESS--FOURTH DISTRICi',
J$OIIN M. LANDRUM,
OF CAITTBO..
O)DMfIS.SIOFEI BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS,
L. G. DERUSSY,:
OF KATCIIITOCHE,.
PMRSIIS DEiOC RATIC TICKrET.
P'E REPERESEXTATIVES',
T.. E .. SSTARTr
Ii. NII. CLARK,
&ATliES C. WISE,,
FOR' C!ERLK,.
GUSTAYITrg LABAT..
FOR SHERIFF,
WILLI AfI JI. NEAL..
fOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY,.
C. l. III1nES.
ion Asesson,
S.-J. S AN .
might have oWneg rs pprInung onuce, tuo,u
had we not frittered away so much money
in paying our'debts..
ýr- Measrs MoSELY & SPRIorns whose
cecming was annonneed last week, hare
atrived with a select aod assorted lot of
ncgt-e Among them are to be found
p iout 3( likely young men all under 30
years of age.
Our planters who want cotton pickers
should comen at once and examine the' lot.
e ssrs. Il. & S., have been trading in
the Mississippi marklet ib1 9 number of
years---and cau give the Qmobt satisfactory
New Orleans ieferences as to their re
tpoaibirity1:and haracter, such as Bradly
Wilson & Co., Scrugga Donegan & Co,
S. O. Nelson & Co., and others.
i- l H. Worthington, Enq.,. of Co
harmbu, Miss., died at that place on the
,1th uBt Mr. H. was .one of tbh oldest
Demuoatia editors in Mississippi
THE CONTRAST.
The Democrats present to the people of
Louisiana a. State ticket composed of
some of the most suabstantial men in the
commonwealth and nominated by a State
Convention, in which every parish in. the
State was represented, as remarkable for
the ability which it contained as for its
unprecedented numbers. The Opposition
eame at the eleventh, hour, halting and
staggering to the field with a patched up
ticket nominated by a skeleton convention
composed of a handful of delegates self
constituted or sent from fractions of two
or three parishesi. Democrats chose the
best men our party contains for their
st'ndard bearers; our opponents seemed
glad to get any man of any sort of noto
riety to assume a place on their ticket.
Besides its head it contains the names of
gentlemen of unquestioned respectability
from whose professional or personal mer
its we have no disposition. to detract; but
there is so. little adaptation among its
members that their conjunction makes a
political deformity. What symphaty, for
example, can there be politically between
the opposition candidate for Governor who
has all his life opposed everything advo
cated by the Democratic party, and their
candidate for Attorney General, who,
though now a renegade leader in a hostile
band, doubtless retains many of his de
mocratic prejudices ?'
There is as wide a difference between
the platforms of' the antagonist parties as
there is between their candidates and the
manner in which they were chosen. Ours
(which we republish to-day) is the embo
diment of principles old at the Democratic
party, a platform that Jefferson would ap
prove and Calhoun rejoice at--a bold, plain,
succinct statement of the great principle'
of a ruling party whose members ask a
mutual pledge at the ballot box of their
adhesion to the doctrine which has, pre
served this Union of confederated sov
reignties-, which has maintailned the rights
of each without weakening the common
government of all.and which has initiated,
prosecuted and completed every measure
by which. our national boundaries have
been enlarged or' our pationral influence
enhanced. The platform of the Opposi
tion is the work of a single individual,
concocted long after the adjournment of
.the little knot of restless p&litieians who
called' themselves- a conventiorn, -: thing
of' yesterday which. a few anti-democratic
sheets publish as an advertisement, which
nobotly endorsse rand which few have hEl:,
read. Its windy v.erbiage,
s superfluity of mispjlaced' epithets.
au its random dencaciations are better
fitted for some.sehoold boy's. 'Composition
on Polit&s a." than. for tle, sobern ermncia-
tiin, oft the principles of, a party. Even
the beau. of their own jicket repudiates it
aod; er.tsencheas himself on. the. wide but
not exsceedingl definite field of an i Sli
deliasm.
'the- s~me contrast' that appears it the
manner of choosing candidates, in the
tickets chosen and in the platforms issued
is maintained in the methodl of carrying
oir the campaign.. The Democratic party
moves forward with. the order and steadi
ness of' an army of veterans; the Opposi
tion consists. of isolated, independent,
straggling bands of skirmishers led, or
'rather excited to. movement, as often by
demagogues and renegades as by men
who4 take this. method: of gratifying -their
emity to, Democracy.. They are like
squads of guerrilas). seampering around
.the Democratic outposts, plundering here
a village and there a herd,bearing as
Smany different banners as there are colors
in' the rainbow, pursuing no definite line
,of march: and without other concert of
action than what is given by a common
igrteed for booty and: a common hatred of
allthat is emicratic. They are often.
I found stealing into' our camp ander the
disguise of assumed Democracyg, with the
hope of promoting, desertions or of fos-,
tering disorganizatio'.. If in a majority
in any patticular spot,. there they hold
wig-wamrns and nominate candidates; but
wherever they are in a minority they
denounce conventions, ridicule nomirna
tions and employ all manner of low cun
ning in causing or fementing dissensions"
and personal difficulties among Democrats,
JimL DELIVERY.--Ve learn from the Cad
do Gazette' of the 15th inst.,, that Eldred
Ward and Artemis Bennett, who' were
condemned to' be hung for murder,, made
a successful attempt to escape on the 12th
ult. It appears that through the medium
of some friendly outsider thcy were 'fur
nished with pistols;, and while one of the
guards was giving them theirdinner they
attacked 'him, and atter seriously wound
ing him, escaped from the prison. Ben
nett succeeded in escaping,, but Ward
finding that he Cdould not escape, conclu
ded to die game, at any rate, by finrmg on
lais pursuers. He was killed immediately.
Bennett is yet at large. The Sheriff of
the Parish offers $1000 reward for his ap
prehension and the Jailer offers $500 re
ward for Columbus Nottingham, who
aided in their escape.
g A London journ, 4pusasing Ameriean
polities, has the following valuable t!formatiooi
SThe Presidential nominations foi*m the .chief
Stopic of converseaion ti America. Thie arethree
candidates in the veldt Wire, Douglas andBolts.
At tse lat accounts Bolts was a little ahead''.'
The Hon. J. C. Bredcinridge.
The Democrats of Kenucky seem re
solved upon sending their distinguished
chief, Breckin idge, agaid to the ,U. S.
Senate after the term of hih cx-ojicio presi
dency over that body shallhave expired.
Men of ability have occup d the Senato
rial seats at the disposal of Kentucky
since Clay retired, but slu has not had
that super-eminent influenpe in national
affairs which she wielded wlit that ac
complished Statesman and great orator
reflected the lustre of his taents upon the
State which had abundantlt honored him.
This influence is remembend with min
gled pride and regret and he feeling in
favor of attempting its rcstwration grows
strong ancd general. For acomplishing"
this. all eyes are turned upon 3reckiuridge,
the brightest star of the Kentucky con
stellationi, outshone by note in the ,Na
tional galaxy. There is a dcisivo Demo
cratic majority in both bramches of the
Legislature consisting of menbers whose
appreciation of party organization will
render certain the election of the caucus
nominee.
As a member of the august body over
which he has presided with ability and
dignity the favorite son of Kentucky
would take high ra!ik. He would enter
upon the discharge of his Senatorial duties
in March, 1861, just after he had com
pleted the fortieth year of his age, having
passed two years as a member of the Leg
islature of Kentucky, two years as a Ma
jor of infantry in the late Mexican war,
four years as a memner of the U. S. House
of Representatives and four years as Vice
President. His polished manners, his inm
pressive figure and bearing, his entertain
ing and graceful conversation, the purity
of his private life and- the well known
chivalry of his character would give him
a great social influence. To a clear head
and a vigorous memory e unites strong
analytical powers and having given the
best part of his lifetime to the study and
discussion of public affairs, under circum
stances propitious to the rapid acquisi
tion of accurate information, he would not
be apt to experience any inconvenience
or embarrassment in any debate what.
ever. The most astute tacticians and the
oldest debaters of the lower house. found
a match in the then youthfbl. Kentuckian.
Twten in succession he has.,wo, a seat in
that 'house against veteran politicians. the
first time. er.,sufiJug a large Whig ma
jpri: arid defeating the popular, labori
ous and eloq~uent General Coombs,, the
second time increasing his own, majoriity
and defeating the great Whig champion
.e$ -Goveroieo I Let~heit who. had never beo
fore been, beaten- in a political conte~s~
hi the Senate he would have an appro
priate field for the- exercise of that con
vincing, powerful and finished oratory in
which he would find few, eqnals and no
superior. amnonghis follow-Sersators. Those
who. have not been so fortunate as to'hear
him. speak can have but a faint conception
of the musical rythm of his organ-toned en
unciation, the nobleness of his finished ac.
tion or of thte contagious cenergy of his man
ner. Iu addressing a political assembly
his oratory is likle one of the siountain
born. rivers.of his native State, ,pringing
from pure fountains, gathering volume
with.its progress, swe!lingamong gigantic
cliffs, surging and whirling over rocks,
dashing through chasms, and thundering
down precipices with resistless majesty.
But in spite of the growing )esire of
the Democrats of Kentucky to sead Breck
inridge to the Senate~ his name, with or
without their consent, will occupy a place
in the list of Democrats from hiich tihe
Charleston Convention must cloose the
Presidential candidate. It is wdl known
that it was without his seeking und evea,
contrary to his wishes that he was selected
in '56. as nominee fior the vice-Prresidency;
his desihes and those of his friends in Ken
tucky will have just as little influence at
Charleston should it be found expedient
by any delegates to vote for him. Noth
ing butitapositive prohibition from him
can prevent his name from going before
that body nor can he forbid it, consistently
with his duty as a Democrat, except for
the most urgent reasons,,
It is our purpose to refer to the stand
ing and merits of each emient Democrat
North or South whose name is Ikely to
to be used in connectik, with the- nomi
nation for the Presidency and who will,
in the event of becoming the canqdidate,
prove acceptable to. the party t large.
Ouar list of such,, to which others 4re to be
added from time to time,begins wJth Dici
i'ssO of New York and BacSI Ea, of
KeItu¢ky.
A COoPrrroa roR Mbn. LADUam.I'Milton
A. Jones issues a Circuilar, dated 'ranklin
Parish, Oetc lOth, announcing hi self as
a candidate for Congress firom th Fourth
Distriut and declaring the prin ples to
which he adheres as well as hi rmds
for soliciting the suffrages of tl people
We are not aware of the particu r trade,
profbssion or !ocation in which r. Jones
is engaged and which he see thua
to advertise. lHe is welcome to is little
"lift " which we -give gratis. e hope
hewill be as-uuesaful ini:his " ino as
his merits may dcserye. ..
The Shifts and Tricks of tie
Samuelites.
In order to create effect by a pompous
; display opf names the managers of "the
. Know Nothing meeting held on Canal
street in New Orleans on Wednesday
evening last nominated a long list of
Vice-Presidents; not one half of these
d symnpathise with the movement. Among
1 them was the name of Col. Sewell T. Tay
. lo recently a member of the American
,r party, who wrote to the Crescent stating.
I that his name was used without, his con
sent, His card does not appear. in the
. Weekly Cresent (for country circulation) t
n of Monday Oct. 17th but in the Daily:Cres- ]
eat of the proceeding Friday: Perhaps
it was thought unadvisable to circulate
it outside of the city. It conclhtdes asi
1. follows:;
Not having been consulted, I can not speak ad.
visedly of the object of this "Opposition meeting,"
but if I am to judge from the nam'es and characters
,e of most of the persons composing this meeting, I pre
same it was an opposition meeting to my friend,
HIon. John Slidell. In conclusion, I deem it proper
11 to say that I shall not vote for any man. who will
not vote for Mr. Slidell, my frst choice for the U.
S. Senate..
It appears that another of the "vice
r presidents" has been dead for several
d months. There seams to be nothing in,
Y appropriate in calling upon the grave to
r render up its tenants to aid a dead party
in organizing a mass-meeting. It has
- been for some time past very much of a
g hark-from-te--toomnbs affair.
Several others on the "noble list," were
absent firom the city. The inevitable
Musslemian, however, was at his post as
e one of the Secretaries, ready, doubtless,
e like the winged Mercury, to fly to the ut
r most borders of the State with the orders
of Olympian Summers.
n ALL RIGiT IN TIF. WEsT.--The Democratic bar.
'n becues at Burton's and Neal's precincts on Wed
d nesday and Thursday ot last week were largely
attended. There were no opposition spe.ers i
present although free discussion had beau courte
to ously and repeatedly iivited. IMr. Moore and
(l others of our candidates wH:I among. the guests.
1. Thos. C. Manning Ir.q., of Alexandria delivered
_ effective add"esses at both meetings. Those
present .Peak of the spirit prevalent there as bod
fng r othing but defi:at, utter and overwtlelming, to
n't~he enemies of Democracy.
t.
1I e We tender the friendly warning
id to some of our fellow citizens that the
n. season tbr the annual " fall fights" is set
in ting in and that bad weather, bad whisky
1c and checked perspiration are liable to put
a- the brute i:i ascendency over ti:e rational
ri- part of them unless they are exceedingly
ie watchful. When the animal man is not.
ty contrtolled by reason, the "blood and baise
,n ness of his. nature', are apt to lead hulu
1e- to "molt preposterous conclusions."
o_ To SaUAR PL.ANTERS.-By referring to
the advertisement of Messrs. H. Rob
in ertson & Co. planters will perceive that
io they are prepared to furnishian ekcellent
se quality of B-SULPHITS OF LNE*. at maPiiu-.
ar facturr:a' prices..
in 'The Natebhioehes Chronicle alludes toltche
a- acceptance of Col. Wells and remarks:
C- Entertaining, as we do, the hlighlest personal re
a- gard for Col. VW., we regret exceedingly that he
has allowed himself to be pl;acedel in the u,:enviable
IY pition oft' heading a faction tlunsupported bly prit
. ciple, and not rising to the dignity ol a party,, be
cause it is but tihe creature of a feiw i-respmnible
ig and unauthorized men, assembled without previous
e concert of action or expression ofsentimeu on the
part of tie people,.
.s, ' The Democratic Representative, ticket for
Orleans I'Parish is, as tfar as nominated,.as follows:
First District-Andrew W. Smith,. Ilenry Ed-.
Swards, James M. Read.
of Second Di.trict--Samuel Jamiscn, E. D. Craig.
Third District--James 3Mclbsky, A. G. WYilson,
1- E. G. Kelly, James Davern.
or Fiftt District--R. J. Preaux, J. P. Miontamat.
SWxth District--Henry St. Paul.
cc Tenth D)istrict-Dr. W. G. Austin, V. F. Cotton,,
le Henry Jackson,
lie Two MEN MIltTEED .-TI -W0 learn from
n the Concordia intclligenccr of tihe 14th inst.,
"n that two citizens of that parish, named
d De L'loste and Basancon, were waylaid
Y; by a party of rulfians, on the road frimn
" Black River to Mr. Lum's plantation, and
at muidered. The assassins have iot been.
nt arrested.. 'Mr. 'IHoste is spoken of as an
:h- old and highly esteemed citizen. We.
tl sincerely hope that the scoundrels will
re not long go unwlipped of justice.
1 y
or Esasu BLr.oonDEu SrocK I SourtnT: CAnoLIA.-
We learn from the Charleston 1krcuTry, of the 6th
inst., that the ship lackrhiawt, from Liverpool ar
d rived at Charleston on the 5th, with the following
at blooded stock for Mr. Richard Wardell, Of ULnionj
to District:.boy stud lota by Storm out of leta,.
raised by Mr. J. Milner, of Yorkshire Eugland.j
Bay mare lla, by PonPifi': out of Dash--mare
raised by Mr. Foster, Yorkshire, England. One
e, Durham bull,. Lord Lalki-nfield, one year old,
e. raised by M[r. Foster, Laikinfiild, near Hullt One
be Durham heifer, ,Lad'y Lalkinfield, raised by the
:I. latter gen.tleman. . [ U; R: Advocate.
f~ OProsIrrIos N it Nad Oaaras.--The Courier
thus sketehes the Oppositi~i Party. '- "''
Our country friends slay rest astcdG that this
n Oppositioni" mo-eiimentiinspires hero me :cbft-.
in dence. Few and far between,: tligh noisy rand
s loud in their vitugeration, with eVe-y desire to it
th jure yet perfectly innoxiou~-thia little ban4 of
factionists deserves hairdly any attention. The
to ticket vhich they have selected, composed,: we;
Smust adtait~, of honored and irespect~ble g*enalmen,:
e fully betoken the objects and aians of their party.
e, Let them scan 'it well, and they will find, to use site
es biblical largong of the eloquent and graiindloquet
Thomnas Jeffrsoa Durant, 'sq., his own acousatiwi
hurled back into his teeth:
le "It is said by the Hebrew poet ib the book of
pe Job, that on a certain occasion whn the sont of
SGod assembled together,· "Satan camne also among
s them; from going to and fro .s the ecartl. from
rwalking up and down in it."- .
?EUSONAL.
The Governor elect of Virginia, the Hon.
John Letch~r, has been dangerously ill at th
his home in Lexington, Va., from an attack fr
of erysilielase.
De Riviere was not killed in a duel as
first reported, nor even wounded. His be
antagonist came to.. the ground but his
second could not speak English and the a
"Captain's" friend could not speak French. 0
The Crimea hero and adventurous Jack
of Hearts thereupon retired from the field i
with dignified composure. i
The gossiping telegraph, under the d
conduct of the enemies of the Democratieo
a,
party as usual, reported from Philadelphia 1
on the 13th instant that President Buch-al
anan intended to prosecute John Forney g
of the "Press " for libel. This would be a
about equivalent to shooting a rat with s
a nine inch Dalghren gun.
The War Department has granted Gen. w
Twiggs leave of abscence from the raili
tary department of Texas for the purpose c
of visiting Europe. "C
Edmund Cobb, proprietor of the, Mar. t;
shall House, Abbeville, S. C., committed i
suicide on the 3d inst. by taking laudanum. ti
No cause has been assigned for the com- i
mission of the act.
n
Governor Wise, of Virginia, has sold
the "Only Farm," on Ouancock Creek, in n
Accomac county, so long known as his i
residence, and intends to purchase a farm d
near Richmond for a residence in future.
LOUISIANA DEMIOCRATIC PLAT-"
FOR .
esolrsed, That the Democracy of. the State of
Louisiana, while renewing their adherence to the ,
principles and deciarations set forth in the platform
adopted by the N1tio4l " itoerafic Convention at r
Cincinnati, in the ye:,r 1856, repudiate and do-.
nounce the f.dae anud heretical constructionot those
principlc bfy which the righits of the South in the
Territori's oii the Union w ould. be sacrificed to, thei
host&.ty of a local and territorial majority; and y
t"at, while denying to the Federal Government the c
power to destroy ihose rights, for the protection T
of which goi'vernnentt are estabitished,. and laws
should, be u:tdiuinistered; they t'iore strenuously o
protest :against the usurpation of any such power, a
ichier directly or indirectly, throungh express pro- ,
hibition, untriendly legi,-htion or legislatie inac
tion ty aty subaordintate agency.
Rlalh' , That in the ,vckion of the Supreme
Court of itei United States, in the case of Dred
Scott, we are glad to recognize an emphatic en
do'amseent of our hig'. judicial tribunai; of the t
correctness of thole octriies tot which the
itenocratic partyr ha itlhays contended, and of
the justice of the position occupied by the Southern I
statcs during the long course qf secticual con-.
trover..
llaolved, That all Strtes and sections of the!
tUnion are entitled equally, within the limits of the
Costitatuttion, to the vigilant solicitude and toster
ing care of the Feded Government; that, con
'i'utty wib. the-.rqutircments nt' t Constitpotm,
every part of the country should be left alike tfmee
and unimpeded in its coruntercial and. material
development, and that territorial, expansion, is. a
legitimate exprkssipn of the.healthy qnergies and
growing capacities ot the people.
.~Rsolved,, That the acquisition of Cuba. by the .
United States is a measure demanded by the iu-.
:terestas and essential to the prosperity of both
countries, and that we consider it the duty of
Congress tolend an. eifeetive aid to the policy
which the President has initiated for that purpose.
Resolved, That in the application of the Presi-:
dent to. Congressf at its.lateseosion, for power and
macns to use the Army and Navy forthe protection
of the rights of American citizens on the dittrent 1
transit rputgs i4 Central America and Mexico,. we
perceive a desire to realize the aspirations aitd
wishes of the Democracy, and a disposition to ini-.
tiate a vigorous and patriotic foreign policy.
Rosulhed,, That the whole foreign nolicy of the
Administration gives warrant to anticipate a cpm
plete fuifihlent of the just expectations of the
country, and that it has, thereiure, been Imarad
terized by a moderation, a dignity, ind, at the tame .
time, a deteimin ed vigor, which we welcome as the
opening of a miewera i, ourrelations with fpreign
nations.
1a.enahed, That we hold those Democratie mem
bers o" the Senate and Hiouse of Representatives of
the United States, who in a spirit of opposition,.
united with the Black Republicans and Abolitionists
to oppose and defeat the wise and eminently pa-.
triotic policy ot President Buchanan on the Kansas
question, as justly responsible before the country
for the revival of a dangerous sectional question,
and for all the angry and injurious agitatation I
which has since prevailed on that subject. "
Resolved, That in James Buchanan the Democ-I
racy of Louisiana recognizu the pire patriot, tie i
wise statesman and honest Chief Magistrate ;. that I
the Democratic measures conceived and suggested E
under his guidance and counsel, meet our most
cordial approval; and thabin regard to his tertito
riil policy, the people of the Southern States par
ticularly have jut reason to extend tq. him. the
highest contideuce and approbation.
"iResolved, w'hat in the opinion of the Convention.
it is no less a duty than an ardent desire of the
Democracy of Louisiana to give an earnest and
hearty sunport to the present administration of the
general government, which they stisisted in pla(hmbg
in power, except in case of palpabL44cparture irom
the doctrines and policies of the Democratic
party.. ..
The Death of Senator roroke ik .
California papers are filled with detaik
of tie duel which took plate near Saul
Francisco, Sep. 13th, between ote. DHon .
Terry, Judge of the Suprerio Court; aiid
Senator David C. Broderick. The cauad
of the difficulty was calumnious language
employed by Broderick reletive to Terry
in the course of a poltical address, which he
irefused to retract. Thie offensive words
Swere spoken sonie time in July but Brod
crick then declined to respond to any call.
of a personal nature intil after -the pond
ing canvasa should be Concluded. The
deniand for; retraction was renewed on
flie gth. f Sep, temnber, and being're.
fhced, a cleirltue was sent next day and
accepted. ,The parties fonght with- ordi
nary dueling pistols,.standing ten steps
apart., Broderick was wotinded in the
right Irrejtst ait the flrst fire and died the
third day afterwards from the effepts of
the wojund, Qreat excitmrueau prevailed
arid the Black lRepublieans were indae
trio~sey making politicatcapital of the oc
xtirrence.-"' ."" .... " :
The diitcult? being- purely personal,
there apiears to have been no occasion
ftor uieninig public the correspon(Ivnce
betreen the parties. This parade all
the minor details of a hostile msating,
a too.prevalent practice, sm ,, ptgoaggy
of vtiity itnd' bravado.- ' :
" e convae eeen ' "
"Lydia La ish" ard again, dresedl
the garb of the erne It mnatr be quite e-.
freahing to bt invalid--particularly, where one
eat- choose his o place to be sis at and te
disease with which afflict himself. W tmagina e
that a fellow, under se conditiotr-' muat. "feel
better" when he is thh more sick. Our te aders -;.
will be charmed with t subjoined mrorea fonitem
aletter of the Rev. Theodbre Parker, to one of -ila
congregation, dated Switzecnd, Aug. 23d:
"I think I am really gettik better; eert.aily I
am fatter and stronger than for a year past. But
the cough continues--the voice is ,good fornoth
ing-it is a little patiful to talk it all. : Professor
Desor has a fine qood lot, and I work in it with a
dill-hook and lightlatchet, pruning the trees, an4.
cutting down bushes; andsometimes I taie atn a;
and cut down a tree of 12 or 14inches in diateter,
I do not over-work, and I have a good appetite;.
I hope American affairs look better at home the,
abroad. Here they have an ugly aspect, which
gives me a good.deal of anxiety. Look it the last
act of Bostoh-the transfiguration of Rufus hate
What a sad sign of the times, that our city Riools
such a man with such a funerall 4I finish th1iil .
ter in the city where Calvin burntSelvetua : -.:
a nice letter from Sumner a few days ago; 0i'
was in good spirits, and full of hope."
How tearfully affecting! What showears o:
chrymose libations will be moppefd:itfm.out the.
eyes of the dear lambs of whom h~ has been so
long the careful. shepherd; -Yelvet,cor~t. re tii .
tianity will lay ih<w newv supplyr oflited lbad~A~
`chiefs, in which they will hide their watehjby fo
the good news contained in the abowe Snbby:
in tears !.. Oh,. piteous spectacle.! .e13w." ib;.
lime it is to countcplatelthe faetthat Theodore do -`
not overwork himself, and that his appetite slgqo:.
-though it seems that a dead shoat, (Bhoat'ide:
not set well on his stomach recently. T$ ,ue O
has actually cut down " a tree. 12. or 1- api .i.e
diameter." 11ercules and some of otr
the "Pine Woods" will have to cave in after
awftl feat of industry and pecrsevcratoTe., Th~%ea.
has also reecived "a nice letter." .(Oh, dear.a
Jane! hand us the assafeetoda, or we !shall faint)
From Sumner,. who is, we are rejoiced tolt
good health and spirits, no doubt, the result
last operation" of which we b alvaif
readers..
Shine on, bright but afflicted .Theodore,.
your cough.does continue, and your voice isa
for nothing at all--but to echo., the lack lies w
your heart nmoulds. Who. would not have
clergyman'..sore throat for $3;,00 per a
Theodore is stopping with Prof. lDesor, the lP
ologist, and we trust that his friends will pub
no more extracts from his correspondence, for
of keeping the stomachs of the public i ,4.co
Sstate of di,order.,
le The Amnerican. of Oct. 15th has .
etditorial article from one of its. coutribu
tors headed "Gen. T. J. Wells as ; Legisk
iator," is which a gross charge is "6ima:.
ini g:oss language concerning the arti i f1
with the same title from tihe' at;t, RotK
Advocate and its republication a;
last issue. At first ieading the 4ianl.
-seemed levelled in part at us; but i
careful setutilryl  row t -iow tt rioes d*
refer to. the Democrat,L Neve'rtbelens *
take this occasion- to suggest that if tlih
voluniteer writers for the A:nericansdli7oild,
see fit at any time to use 'offensive lan-=
guage towards us they cannot expect us.:
to transfer the responsibility t -they eqa
drctor of that paper. All honotablr diaea
will understand us without our guin ia
to details and specificatious.
The.Late'Judge Ogden.:
We find the followhig anecdote of:;::
lamented Judge Ogden, lately dece
in the Pltnter' '.Barnet: of St. MaItry,.a'~4
ftorts of a connunicationto -that papet')
THE LAbT JUoDo OODcEn.-This able jurist, tbb
gifted and good mnn is no more among th"e dlli
and now that his name adorns a bright page hIn .
State history, we think it nothing more thant&
honest tribute which shows that we may welltmun -
our loss.
In the winter of 1838. the late Col. Joha 4
Rich'ardson was remoting-soeone negroes from 1 ":1
issippi to Atakapas; when descending the rve@r 
low Baton Rouge, a little boy about tie years o,.
plaCying near the how of the boat fell overbi~Os$
Sov.eralgentlemen saw it'from the deck above, ,
made a nrsh for beloe.. In runing down Jl
Ogden hard throw, off his coat, and without .s
ing a word4 plunged into the river. As- uai.
.such occasions all was confusion, and doubhle t?
was eonsumed i;oerltg the small jo3b o -i
steamer had drifted a long disttance, and the wdil
consternation prevailed on. board for .his .
iily a dim speck in the dwstance m~srkedt h.
whtere his uoble iprm was struggling in thea
of humanity. the boat-reached, himwha
strength was well nigh gone-a minute morie:
the water .oul4 have olosed'over limw
WIth oN e arm aropul little George a sii
i desperfitey sustaining lilf,; h was takenl
hausted, as niuch dead as live. Tho.e scene
return to the boat may be tmaglne _.bult
i'ully d&srilbed, The franticmthe embra
knees, the shouts, tIre tears qLthe 'fdwd
wardiwas a fit. tocke, of the. noble des.. i
ejlnausted to speak, he was borne by his
hii bertchk whlere he soon recovered, -jad
Sappeared again amongithe pasaeners noe t
Sthe eo:rmble. ordeal tbfi.gl which he had j
ed was left on those firm tranqual feati1i't -
On beiug urged by Col. Rtehards ~o 4
Sthe boy, so tihat lhe mighLt ever have oato
mmemuto of so nolilen act, h@ 4 ie:deO
hoped the subject would not again be alld
SSubseqisently, Ihowever, ebhot a yestar t
serted to. take the boy ata mbdcrate prie, i
'1said he,S"ifel thath it wi,,bi ptlessen t
body secrant whose liWi Md saieYd" And
Swould hriet been donejsrt lpoor lille Georgd
onlj rescued frons a rateqrgato
Sto cholesin 183( o i
S:Jndge that fek liv'ed more ifrtle good eO
U Let his abie deeds lie~ afte im, witht t
I remembrances of his mn .y lirtues.. 4 .
J-j on the Bench, 'in' private life wo I
Swhen mnot to adplre hi struggl
tuirbid waters q" tile Misssipp,,r 0l.
Scredit to himsekrl thq ilpopsthin which he
plrtoed* eqursaf.lyhallpngses.osi ouAgrnJ
e Long arid' dweet be hi.u repos e .
closed oea a, e.o;cr hieart'. ' " (iAO
,:Te. timnge from New Orlean*
e o has been 'reduced to 684 hourg.f r

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