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THE 8EMI-WEEKLY TIMES.
L. DUPLf I, EDITOR & PROPRIETORi
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May 25-&.uak Frolic ftom New Otleani.
2 S7 i- LedsD'or ,. ,
" 23 " Alabama for New Orleadt
D el . !. w -
Exputed: mteam National and Alabama.
teas are busily engaged in re-planting
cottoa .a coarn where the felds are free
fromi water. rt s swmpin.e that on acount
of the clouds, a Certain amount of cottot
heretofoe under water will yet be saved.
S oe gql1erb point, water i running
thtegh the ecal. Moe work le riquied to
complete the Jol. Will a new puire be made
i 'hekb purpose, that I the question !
Bndpas very dull, Monq' aree..Cotton
aeed in reat demead sad Omsanding high
we C the atentibo of oi readers upon
the following new advcrtlsement.---
tlCorpot *s Proceedigs ,
oee & moe.-aJsioerey 4C, e
seY, ~h . a
qbp KW &.t..,-,I,,ae, Pif,.
P. deualin P.,Prdhonumm.e-AMoea&et
h.!* g -a repydo is Dpwrda, C
SaSeaeaeo A.L'a r risca, Hn e * lets,. ti
tIsh r vr the lrdLa., Infantry. a
AA Ahe Weiu peraibbultiing s
^tbe flag e* days ato, renoctin up- '
on tle uncerihtaý of human schehtes;
a"'r'eunttoes in ge~tltel; but nloro
9becally the sodden change in the a
alue of gMeback, we iuadvertabtly
heard a badt k ins express himself
ma subject that has employed the
timeod asler minds. "It stands to
reason dat t won't do, cause why, h
first dis rivfrk I the Idngest, and de ci
k lr ut iea fes d abortet way,
* niAthi the other ri, a& the deep.
-t,andt atgr fever runs up hil,
th-IyT our fore father aed 'twant
no use, ad we tiair olegonerate o
koa uat owr~ron e on posibillities h
ftNacketoh is too big now. '
- . Wehad the pleasure to sace
in our Saactuat, Mr. T. W.; Wood
ru, from New Orleans, now in our
midst to procure subscriptions to the C
Life tof Lienst Gen Stonewal Jackson, tc
by Prof. Dabney, published by Ble- L
Fo4k Co, New Orleans.
We recommend this gentleman to
our Community. The book he is of
fering is fully worth the price asked
-fat, and no money will be paid, but I
after delivery. "'In order to insunre Al
the atmot accuracy of detail the
na-i-seipt has been submitted to i
]LR . ., who has kindly cor- fe
reted. and revised that portion of so
the narrative relating to facts which
tranepired under his eye." o
fer a late pasr.
M, Gilqpl rn CaC., New OrIgns.
W"lsre ar muab rat la, de I o
m lind~et ltol, Capt. oagl eof
amlm Ia--- # eilr er u N eal hsor ~, een
'a" Ias, wit Ib .inl courte.. maine c
M3tFMAt 'itel wa duuly sprevlated, in
TO 1Wn T.ILK.
, This has been a busy week for Town Talk,
Every corner had itwknot of disputants. and
society exwemed to have been stirrl up general
ly. First in imlortance came the grand qnes
IE ion of cutting a mhannel for the river acrowe
Rnul(uicr's Point. This was manfully contc-st
Ar. cd by the pro's and the con's for a day or two,
ree whilst a-committee was but41y employed in
i railing the funds to purch^se the right of way
i ly iom the owner. Finally the funds were rals
r', ed, and at the witching hour of midnight, on
Tuesday last, an adventurous, band of volun
04 tees Lined from town, with drums betting
atl colors Eying to carry the great Improve
wer ment" in Red Rlver into effect. On Friday
'' the last of the chivalrous hand returned and
er- repMotediprogreas. A ditch Iets been dug more
thanfuiar hundred. yards long, through which
theriver flowsin all it- majesty. An ailventu
rous chip, which may'have comen from the base
n. of the Rocky Mountains, for all we knOw to
us the contrary,'found its way, down through the
nt. great cut, thus dleterminating that a channel
ill. had been cut sufficiently large for that kind of
ore craft. In sober earnestnes, however, we be
)pi lieve that a channel 'eep and wile enough
ad can be maile in the direction indicated, for the
passage of boats in'low water, provided the. pe
pie who are interested in this matter willibestit
ie. themselves and complete, what a few gendrotis,
and unpaid volunteers have cOmmetncen . One
3t. thousand dollars properly spent in the pay
meat of Ihtborers will complete what has been
ainpidlously commenced, and it will be a
burning shame, ifthose interested, do not conic
to the rescue and complete the work.
DioxD'Crr DlAMon.-Our community
has been considerably exercised, this week by
a quarrol between two gentlemnenof the Jew
ish persnasion-affidavits and counter aflida
vits have been tiled, with drawn and renewedl
bonds given and cancelled, until finally the
case came for hearing h'otore our venerable
friend who dispensesjustice in the lower room
of the old Court Rouse. T. T., was not present
on that occasioi, but thinks from report, that all
. attempts to re"people the holy land, must prove
w illusory, solong as Natchitochep remains. Here
he is the great home of that persecuted race, Moses,
!s, Aron, Levi, Jeremiah Hazekiah, Barach, are
names as familiar to us as Smith and Jones.
Woll T. T.. don't object-Ever since oamanci
im pation, be has lost all prejudice against race
'ir and color, and is willing to support any body
a that will, bring "-de monish into the country,
in povided always they will give him his share
it and not buy up gold for European exportation.
Brt'etoMrn to cur belligerents-A hibernlan
by stander tells us that the swearing was "il
legant," "divil a taste of a lie on air side, but
a mighty di-ffnence of opinion. The lawyers
befogged the case beauth'itl, and finally the
judge got bothered and adjourned his court, to
some "previous occasion." A veaetrble dar
key struck up the good old song
Jerusalem my happy home,
When shall I see thy golden walls.
and the thirsty part of the audience asnljoi ed
to the grcice.
a OvPE ri.ow.-Th~i last reports about
the overflow shows that Tiger Island
SBayou Bourbeux, the East part of
g the mouth including Athao river are
e under, with, at Ric e 1oints 10 Ict
Swater in the fields.
So far old River, Cjto Joyeuse
and Brevelle Island are safe, through
Sthe herculean efforts of a few plan
tera, which have been crowned with
the utmost success. The levee c n
striicted near the Convent has reis
ted the great pressure, and preser
ved from ruin all that section of the
Conntry. Too much praise cannot
be bestowed upon thqso meh for their
energy and constancy, as they have
also preserve the grand levee cros
sing Old River. Once, it was anti
cipated that some parties would des
troy it to accomplish certain purpo.
seos, but the friendly help. given by
bme good oitizens of this town, day
and .igA, have had a good effect, and
we record with proud satisfaction
uach cohduct, which will be duly
appreciated by all.
JP We learn that the lending merchants
of this place, have signed a protest agairtut cer
tain steamboats by which they are not to sup
part a.boat that will charge them an extra
eilght. They agree to pay the same prices a~
charged for Grand Ecore, and no nore
We think this to be perfectly right. In an
anothet article we have been the first one to
speak tgal~ t extravagant rates charged for
Ieight landed at this point. At the same
time we will dojmtace to all. Capt. Sinnott.
of the "Natiojal" Informed us that since he
has establiashed bis line in connection with the
Leoui D'r and Alabama, his prices for both
places have been on same footing.
Let the public judge and decide.
Extract from a letter of one of the I
Committee appointed in New Orleans, c
to remove the body of Gov. Alien, to a
NEw ORL.As, May 26, 1866.
t. DOuPLEIX, Natchitoches, La.
My L%*ar Dupleix-I have received t
your number of the 23d current, and 0
read, with much pleasure, the so well P
rmerited eulogy on our friend Gov. a
Allen. Your idea on tfre subject of F
the removal of his remains to Louis. I
iana, has been anticipated by his Y
friends here. A meeting was held, a
few days ago, at which it was re.
solved, with the consent of Gen.
Sheridan, to remove his remains and
inter them here in a proper man
ner. A committee of fifteen, empow- P
ered to raise subscriptions, for that tc
purpose has been appointed, and 1 th
have been included in the number. S.
I know of no person in Natchlitoches at
more capable than you, to aff'ord us a;
alSibtace i this matter. Do then, ps
as.my personal friend, and out of C
respect for the memory of Govy. Al- HI
len all in your power to obtain sub- de
scriptiot, to further the end we have be
a view. uJ *****
..New Orleans 'Correspondence.
k. Nw Omu.EAxs, LA.
and May 23, 1866.
neral- Mn. EDrrott--'Yot r former correa
,neF- pondent, "Beta Omega" of war times,
acroP like many greater lights, went out
,.ltI amid the general gloom, which o'er
j1 i, spread the South, when her banners
way were trailed in the dust, never more
rai- to wave over her gallant sons. Per
"t, on Map's never in the annals of History
uln- has such a fierce internecine war
been followed by such a calm. No
rove- l>people have accepted an f'levitablle
iday fate with more heroic fortitude and
and dignified bearing than have 'the
more Southerners. Throwing aside the trap
w.hich pings of war and leaving their arms,
entu- they betook themselves to 'the vari
base ous pursuits of peaceful life. In
w-to conitnercial circles, in the a'rtisan's
h the shops, .in stores anid cdunting rooms,
iunel tilling the ground, are they now
nil of found. Officers and privates alike,
be- striving to restore their shattered
aough and lost fortunes. This general'man
'ir the liestation of a desire to make the
e.peo beet of their position, exhibits a no
bestir ble spirit not less chivalric than that
Srous, which animated them, when striving
One on the field of battle Ito uphold their
pay- cherished priniioiles. To-day, how
S1even cver, the whole political status of the
be a land is changed. The fixed laws
come which govern the universe are im
mutable, but nations must be guided
unity by circnmstances, and history truth
k ib fully shows, that a few short months
Jew- only are needed to overturn princi
ida. ples which have existed for a long
ed; series of years. But a truce to this
mthe oralizing on the changes of a few
,rable short mo nths. We desired only to
room show that "Beta Omega" had follow.
egent ed the times and plunging head long
t all into the vortex of business pursuits
had almost forgotten his calling of
prove days gone by.
os, New Orleans, but a short time
h, are since, a perfect whirlpool of business
loue, in all its ramifications, is beginning
ranv- to succumb to the rapid advent of the
summer season. Her streets are
however by no means deserted, there
is mceh activity displayed in finan
"ntry, cial and coarnercial circles. Thtre
is however, quite a rapid falling off
stion. in tiades, and goxods are descending
i-alan in the ecatedf prices. These present
"l- days are bright with golden sun-light
, but making it uncomfortably warm for
wyern the pedestrian, hurrying along the
the paved streets. But the evenings are
rt, to delicious and countless, throngs of
dar- fair ladies, are out on the fshiona
ble thoroughfares enjoying the picas
ant air and the witching spell of the
silvery moonbeams. Assuredly New
*ned Orleans can boast of a more brilliant
galaxy of beautiful women, than any
city on this continent. We kneel in
inexpressible adoration at the shrine
of their loveliness.
The various organizations of the
t rocent "so-called" Confederate States,
are bringing home the bodies of their
fee` fallen comrades. Already Fenner's
Battery, the Washington Artillery
and Hay's Brigade, have crgauized
use for this purpose. This is as it should
ugh be, and shows how strong were the
lan- ties which united the dead with the
th living. Speaking of a recent exhlil'i
tion given by Fenner's Battery, at the
on- Opera House, for this purpose, the
Pis- Picayune of the 20th justly remarks,
Her ")ue et decorum est pro pcatria
monri," is one of tihe sweetest and
the most noble saying's that have come
not down to u h-room the poet's of old.
leir No more amiable feeling, can exist
ar in the humnan heart thtan for the sur
vivors to remember kindly their brave
Os- comrades, who sleep the sleep that
nti- knows no waking ; who have lost all
les except honor and their immortal
po souls. To rnemembler the dead, bring
them home; do honor to their valued
by dust; erect monuments over them, is
ay now the business of our Southern
md soldiers. The dead I the dead ! they t
ion are the heroes and the champions of
the late war and the lost cause which
sly it in blood, butnot in dishonor. The
dead are never defeated, for it is not
defeat for the volunteer to fall on the
thaittle fild. We predict the exam- e
rr ples set by the Washington Artillery n
anl Fenner'as Battery, will be follow
ed by other corps who will bring dP
back those who
Sunk to rest c
an With all their country's wishes blest,'" v
Your correspondent has been toil
ing for months past, in compiling a tl
o history of the 3rd La. Infantry, an
h organization that every Louisianiuan i
es justly proud of. With the com
thpletion of his manuscript, he finds f
oth himself without adequate means to
publishr this work, because like thou
sands in the land, his means were
engulfed in the general ruin. The
e price of subscription, $3, for a work 1
of over250 pages, will be a small tax th
is, on individuals and every one is inter. j
to ested in perpetuating the name and f
fame of that gallant organization. ti
HIe trusts his appeal will be met
a. with promptness and in a spirit ofl
ad true liberality. Excuse the intrusion
d of this appeal in this letter. Your
II paper comes as a visitor, occasionally, th
v. and is always warmly welcomed. t
of Friend Duplcix, allow me to thank i
s. you for your kind remembrance of
is your former corresponldent. gr
a W. H. TUNNARD.
e-** -- - de
1- A meeting of the Citizens, of the is
r- Parish of Natchitoches is requested ie
it to be held at the Court House, in mc
1 the Town of Natchitoches, on It
r. SATURDAY, 9th day of June next, un
a at 4 o'clock P. M., for the purpose of ha,
a appointing a sub-committee, for the ere
I, purpose of aiding the New Orleans foe
f Committee appointed at the Lyceum gel
Hall meeting held on the 9th May, to ing
-devise measures for removing the fell
. body of the late Gov. Allen to Lou- nan
e. 1Especially writtenu for the Natchitoches Times
BY STANNIE LEE.
s Far away on the banks if the iright Potom
Sac, a dreadful battle was being wagedl. ,111rd
t !the damthlss Lee heis rallied his forces to bii
felitance to the''Federal army. As fhr as the
eye c"thl t rach wtcr scwll solid columns lof
re Lnited States Inutntry, whol ,e blue unfitbrnms
re ind glittering bayonet= he.id a striking pie
tire. With martial inuic floating artouind
ir- hct.and thrilling every scene with its inspir
ing souind and with the "Star-spangled banner'
waving above them. () nward they uarchetl, to
ar where the small but devoted Ibind dof. Southern
l) patriots awaited their mining like the rock upon
the short, awaits the ocean waves. Still on
' wan;l that moving mrss of living matter cane
d till at hast, the tuo opposing firees met. When
Scomnmenecd a scene that bafflles deserittion.
For who can justly descri te a battle W'Vhat
.pen can bring I lure the view, the af thl ,1rarnd
S, 'ur that hoversarot und the lieid, where thous
l- andls. thousalnds lnct ibr the s.le purpose of
[n shedding each others blood? There is some
thing too thrilling, too soul-stirring, to ever be
transmittedl to paper.
S A few minutes ere the battle began, 'Lee
Sthus addrtsed his soldiers ; *Soldiers of the
, glorious south" cried he, '"now is the time auntil
now the hour to strike for your native lhtid.
Let not the foe behold one coward in this band
---It them not behold a faltering heart but let
IC them see how bravely we can look death in
) the face when such a land as ours is at stake
at If you full.nememu.ler that it is for those you
love at home and who are now praying for
g you and your cause. See yonder silken flag'
oir said he, pointing to where the beautiful *stars
iv. antd bars were now triutmphantly waving "Let
,is try to place that bamler and our names to
gether on the scroll of thme, and if we fail in
t he effort, we can only say, God's will be done.
SI'afti'iots of the SSunny Souith," said he, his
d deep tones thrilling every listener in that spell
. bound of to tued men "let us kneel here togetlih
er on this gn'en ward and invoke the God of
Amiles to shield and guard uits in the light.
C At these words. every knee was bent, ev ry
Sheart was raised in prayer above. Oh ! what
Sasight was that to stir the soul Here were
v, see sonie browned swhliers with faces deeply
touched with inward emotion, here knelt a gal
to ant youth whose most f'rvent prayer was
' now breathed that he might once more meet
Sand press his betrothed bride to his heart once
Smore ; and here with eliaped hands fervently
raisedl was a boy whose mother had s~ett him
of firth to battle lor his home and w ho per-chance
was even now whispering prays a for her sol
le For awhile, thn 'they knelt ,and then
Se when the soul-terilling voice of Lee uttered
" Amen" every heart in that devoted hand res
lu ponded to the sound, and ivery soldier sprang
to his p-t, resolved to win the day or perish
rit the et'r , Soon nothing was sc.ti but curl
re ing smoke, waving swords and glittering bay
n. onets, andti naught heard save theo fierce report
re of musk try, amd the thundering cannon main
Sgled with the dying groan and the cry of an
quish. Yes, other sounds were heard besides
ig these, the voice of many a gallant leader urg
ut ing his men onward in the combat, and far
it above them all rose the clarion tones of Lee.
It was the intention of the Federal general
r to capture the Confederate banner that was
IC planted in the central and strongest position
re and which position he wished if possible to carry
of lie therefore gave the command that that fag
should be taken, no matter at what cost.
The eansign that bore that star-lit banner of
S the Southern Confederacy, stood undaunted at
to his post as he heard the order given and saw
w the vast body of United States troops moving
Ssteadily toward the spot where the prize that
they coveted waved so defiantly.
S As be saw them conning and each measured
If tread bringing them yet nearer and nearer to
le tue splot where he stosd. hlie broke forth i n ai pas
Ssionate butrst of enthiiiasm to his conirades
that stood around him in battle array.
w To w conmtinued.
J' efferson Davis+
At last, after weary months of in
ct carceration1 Jefferson Davis is to tue
brought to trial next month in Vir
ginia. Nominally, Jc-ll-ersou Davis,
i but virtually the ltpttubhean ptarty
. will be then and there tried for trea
l son to the Constitution and disloyal
I ty tt the Republic. We look fbr
0 ward to that time longiuugly, as to a
grand vindication of the right of a
people to choose their own form of
government, and an authoritative re
assertion of the principles of'76.
t Up here in the North the people
have been so immersed in money-ma
king that they lost sight of every
thing else--they had no time to spend
I in utudying the Constitution of their
country, and when the war came it
found them in ignorance of the prin
ciples involved in the contest-ready
made tools f,,r the fanatics to work
with. Had they been instructed in
the merits of the controversy between
the sections, would we have to mourn
over a stricken land a decimated
peCple? Would it have been possi
ble to get up the war for the Union ?
During the war, reason was overpow.
ered and principle was unable to
make head against party prejudices
and shetional animosities. An ap
peal to reason would then have been
drowned in the clash of arms, and
an exposition of constitutional prin
ciples, no matter how lucid and con
vincing, would command few listen
ers, Now, however, it is different.
The people have cooled down, and
they are not only willing, but anxious
to hear the vital questions involved
in, and rising out of, the war thor
oughly discussed. Thq trial of Jef
ferson Davis will give the opportuni
ty, and the name of his counsel is a
guarantee that the opportunity will
not be onerlooked. The interest of
the occasion will not be overlooked.
The interest of the occasion will force I
the attention of all, even the most
indifferent, and the result cannot
fail to be a healthy diffusion of poli
tical knowledge and a more intelli
gent appreciation of the blessings
jeopardized, and all but lost, in the
madness of the past live years.
Mrs. Davis has been permitted by a
the Executive to visit her illustrious a
husband, and to take up her residence ,
in Fortress Monro". It is a dis
grace to the country that any man
could be found within its borders ,
base enough to censure the Presi- c
dent for this act ; and no stronger t
proof could be given of the demoral- v
ization of the Radical party than e
is afforded by their conduct in this
instance. Jefferson Davis, from the i
moment of his capture, has borne h
himself with a quiet dignity and an d
uncomplaining heroism that would c
have excited the admiration and gen
erous sympathy of a magnanimous
foe, and secured for him every indul
gence consistent with his safe keep
ing. But those into whose hands he A
fell had no idea of generosity or mag- 0
nanimity. They could no more unIas
derstand the words than they eoula hi
ines the character of the man that for
tune flung into their power, and it.
rerained tfor the Executive at last,
on this point as on others, to act in
oI;pos9tionl to the whole Radical par
ty. It is reported, but we hope with
no shadow 6f truth, that in obedience
biW to orders from iGeneral Miles, a third
the party was present at the interview
I between Mr. and Mrs. Davis. That
Sthe first monments of such a meeting
ut between liusband and wite separated
Pir- under such circumstances-should
"have been witnessed by a curious and
em uninttrested spectator, is an outrage
pun that cannot be too loudly condemned.
on- There are sne feelings too sacred
no to be exposed to the public gaze,
Sand therefore we repeat our Lhobe that
hut the report is unfounded.-31-itropolitawi
The Imperial Prince.
i The Paris correspondent of the
London Star says :
The last number of The Evenement
,l~1 is most interesting; it contains the
fad. csimile of a very spirited sketch by
and the young Prince Imperial, as well
lit as a description of room at the Tuile
k' ries and an account of the manner in
roU which his time is spent. His fine
for library is described as containing a
Cg' pair of globes and collection of clas
r sic books' well thumbed, the bindings
to- considerably the worse for wear, and
in oit altogether innocent of ink stains.
n1e The Prince's school room table bears
ll unmistakable marks of a penknife,
Al- and is scratched over after the most
of orthodox school boy fashion. His ink
stand of the common depth. A pa
hat per weight, surmounted by an eques
r trian tfigure of the first Emperor, of
ply a single block of ivory, and a biust
pal- of the present Emperor and Enmpress,
'a likewise in ivory, are the olly orna
ne mouts of this very..plebeian study.
tly Two c'hairs afre all it contains-that
uin of the tutor is in good conditiou; the
ac second, which is raised, has its straw
bottom considerably damaged, the
en bars worn' and it altogether anything
ed but imtperral id appearance. Soiei
's- shelves of the library are filled by
ll English books, which the Prince reAds
l-I- in prefreference to any oth.ers. The
ay- bedroom has been lately refurnished,
ort the walls are capitonce with blue satin,
and the coiling painted in dne. The
dL bed is a curious specin'ien df modern
mrg narqueterie. A picture given by the
ft late Duke of Morny, of which the sub
Tal ject is '"Religion protecting Child
vas hood," occupies the above. A large
ion branch of box is pinned against the
ry satin, and several mall crosses and
" medals are suspended beneath this
of relic. A very beautiful copy of a
at Byzantine chapel, containing a cruci
aw fix stands on a chest of drawers, and
g a picture of General Fleury's children
is hung opposite the bed,
red Miss Shaw, the English lntrse who
to has had the cate of the young Prinde
1 Imperial since his birth, still Occupies
a dressing room next his sleeping a
partment and i, as the charge; of his
wardrobe, superintends his dressing,
devotedly attached to "\Monoiglieur"
of whoi sihe has just reason to be
proud, and her young cnharge warmly
'etur tos her devotion to himi In the
Sphay r,,om tare an extetsive collectiot
of drum.u giun, theaters, whole regi
nit nts, a magic laIntern, two canii,,n
broughlt lifronl Chiina, a holbby horse,
and1 every variety of ball, top,etc.
r The Plrilce is extremely intelliieent;
a histry anld cosmography are his fa
a vorite studies.
of M. Mon,,nier related an instance of
e- his qui,.kuess of comprehensioni which
6. is worth recording. M. Monnier had
le red to him thle legend of Cadmus,
a- the Phlinician founder of the city in
SBmlia, who destroyed the dragon
.d guardian of a fountain, and raised an
iF army of warriors by sowing toe mons
it ter's teeth, whic army destroyed it
n- self. The P'rince listened to the
y legend, and at once said:"Cadmus is
k civilization. The dragon is barba
in rism, impeding all access to the
I fountain--that is enlightened. Tihe
! triumph of Cadmus is that of ci
4 vilization. The army of soldiers des
1- troying each other in civil war is the
Sagitation (,f factious.spirits whom no
government can banish in a country,"
The Abolition Crusade Pre
d 'the Hon. Thomas I. Marshall, in
1 a speech delivered in the House of
Representatives during the session
1 of Janua.iy, 1842, on a resolution cen
b. suring John Q. Adams for presenting
Sa petition to Congress for a dissolu
8 tion of the Union, drew the following
Scorrect picture of the scened we have
A more fearful strife than that t
which convulsed Europp two hundred t
Syears ago, is to affront the sun and t
1 pollute the blessed light of heaven E
f on the soil of these once free happy
States. The fierce and vengeful
Slunatic, true to the principles of his
t fiathers, and the sworn chtampion of
t universal emancipation, holding in
- one hand his proclamation of freedom
and alliance to the slave, and afire.
SLbrand in the other--clated, too with
the consciousness of numerical supe
riority-is to invade the South and
avenge the wrongs of Africa, in mas
sacre and conflagration, lie will be a
met. The haughity slaveholder will
greet the new crusader with blood
iest welcome. The cavalier's sword
will leap from the acappard in vindi- b
cation of a broken covenant, a viola- "
ted national compact, to which he had
vainly trusted as a shield to his prop- E
erty and his rights
Surrounded by his household gods, a
in defense of his hearthstone, the I
honor of his wife, the purity of his
daughter, pro aris et focis. he will in
carnadine his weapon to the hilt.
"iTo patriot vengeance ne'r hath
More terrible libation poured."
Aad should he fall "out numbered d
out braved," it will be amid the el
ashes of all he holds dear-his home
Ihis family, his oountry and his race. tg
It, LotISvih.E, May 24.--A Nashvilh
in special says a high foreign officia
ir- states that Catada'will be invaded ii
tli eight da3-s.
c Tile radicals in'the Ternnebsee Le
of gislatnre voted down application ti
'" place Andrew Jobson's statue in tkh
- The whole business portion ofIIuH
ed son W\iscousin, was destroyed by firt
Id on the 16th involving a loss of $350
" LorIsv\.IE, May 24 --A Chicag(
d. special says Charles A. Dana, ediw:
ed of the Rqejblica,' has sent his in re
at ATI.ANTA,May24.--A destructive fir(
an ocurrcd in this city on Monday, in
volving a loss of $25,000.
MtrMPHr , May 22.-The steamer
Madison struck a snag and stink al
he Poverty Point on Sunday. No livek
were lost. The Louisville brought
nt her passengers. The boats is owned
he Cincinnati, and is insured there four
ll SAN FRActs:o, May 24.--Fifteer
le- hundred Fenians assembled to ex
"' press their devotion to the cause 01
1e Ireland, and to us their influence tc
a heal the dissersions existing among
i- the Fenians Brotherhood. Speecher
Ws ere made by Ilamei, the State Head
°d Centre, Col, Welsh. of Gen. Swee
' ney's stafl, and others.
1. A French coolie ship at Hong Kong
P, had been seized by the coolies or
st board of her. When the vessel wai
k- recovered from them site was cover
'a ed with blood and dead.
A mutiny occurred on board a yes
of sel in the Macao trade, in which 'ont
st hundred Chinarncn \vere killed.
" WX nsric;Tos,May 24.-The screna
' de to the President and the speecher
delivered have elicited many coin
at ments. Messrs. Mc(thlloch and Den
lie nison cordially indorsed the Pl'esi
wv dent. Mr Stantbn considered the icr
Ile construction section disqualifying thi
g Southerners deplorable, without just
' ice or wisdom. Messrs. Speed and
by arlan declined to speak in letters
us respectively discourteous and tart.
lt Forney denounces Secretary Mc
d, Culloch's speech as biutal and as the
n, indorsement of a tyrant by a super
lie cillious official at the direction of the
he The Departments of North Caroli
ýb- na, South Carolina, Georgia and Ala.
d" bama are discontinued. The Caro
C linas form one department, command
lie ed by Gen. Sickles. Col. Whittlesey
rid is relieved of the charge of the Freed;
is men's Barea, and his sutessors are
a Gen. Anger and R. J. Scott. Geor
_ gia and Alabama comprise the other
id departement, commanded by Gen. C,
L1 R. Woods, with Tilson and Swavnc
in command of the Fr~vdmen's Biu
de John Philips has been confitmed U.
eS S. District Attorney for Charleston.
- WAsnIINcToN,May 21.--it is stated
11. a delegation has arrived here frwii.
' Newbern, N. C., on a mission t(
Dream down the eftect or the eXpost
res made by lien. Fullirtrm and Stead,
man as to the management of freed
mIen affairs in that State. Affidavits
retlecting upon the pri'vate coiiduct
" of one of the President's cominissio.
ncrs while at Newherna, have already
llbee forwardef and their puIblicl
e, tion is anxiously looked for, anl it is
c believed no stone Will be left unturn.
Sed to crush the men who have bee:
instrumental in exposing the nefa
rious tran~sactions of the Freedmen's
d brs. Jeolferson Davis is in the City,
the guest of the Ellet louse.
In default of action by Congress
fort the prompt redemption of the cur
rency by the National .Banks, the Se
L cretary of the Treasury contemplates
Sre-establishing at the Treasury De.
partmenti te system of sorting and
Sand forwarding to the !banks for re
demption their National Bank issue.
The Constitutional Amendment in
e the Senate and the Freedmen's Ba
Srcau bill in the House were under
consideration. SeVeral spteches
s were made. The business done is
e of an unimportant nature.
SNew York, May 2.I1.--The Times
says the trial of .Jefferson Davis will
commence at Richmdrid in two weeks.
His counsel ate Chas .DO'Conier,
Jas. T. Brady and dido. Shea, of New
n York, W. B. Read,. of Philadelphia,
Mr. Brown, of Baltimore, and MbI.
l'ugh, of Ohio.
Reports are afloat contradicting
the death of Senator Wright, of New
From a repprt prepared by the
SChamber of Commerce, it appears the
e total number of vessels captured by
the Confederate privateers was 288,
Stheir tonage being 132,30't The es
timated value of the vessels and car
Sgoes was $25,546,000. Some of
these were bonded arid released, leavr
Sing $20,088,000 as the value of the
s property actually destroyed.
New York, May 24.-The U. S.
Commissioners have discharged Otto
B~irlinbinder, declaring he should not
be held as he was not personally en
gaged in shipping nitro-glycerine to
Ben Butler has been appointed
Major General of the Massachusetts
The Herald says the Government
has lately lost $20,000,000 to$30,000,
000 in gold to keep down the price
but the efforts was disastrous. Spec
ulation is rampant,
Boston, May 24,-The brig Ann
Elizabeth was run into this morning
by the British brig J. B. Ring. The
atter sank instantly, carrying down
lour of the crew. The captain and
fne man were the only saved.
"PoP' ING A HdRD QcEBTION..--A
lover vainly trying to explain some
scientific the ory to his fair inamorate,
"The qtiestion is difficult, and I
don't see what I can do to make it
"uppose you pop it," whispered
the blushing maiden.
For the Natchitoches "Times."
To Matle lowland Baird.
Sweet baby art thou an angel bright,
ý0- Sent down on wings of morning light
to From lheaven. that ·'sun-bright clinicm' above,
To teach our hearts that G(;od is love."
Those fondling baby arms of thine,
As round our' necks they softly twine;
(1- Fill our soul, with Mothing love,
re As soft low couoigsof the dove.
H low weet those dark brown laughing eyes,
And rose-bud lips all wreathed in smiles;
Oh ! Baby, may they never know
A sadder smile than wreathe them now.
. The music of thy prattling tongue,
Is sweeter fur than e'er was sung
By "'orning stars," when God made light,
re To shine, where reigneth eternaul night.
i The pattering of thy little feet,
Falls soft upon our ears, and sweet
e1 As gentle drops or dew in spring
Or flutterings of the wild birds wing.
es Sweet angel baby, mayst never die,
ht The fresh green buds that round thee lies
But may they ever sweetly bloohm,
°d 'Till God shall take his angel home.
or Springville, May 11th.
nl i What Uncle Sam must pay im
X- two Years.
(f In a recent. speech in Congress on
to the Loan bill, Mr. Scoticld said :
g \"What is the amount of indebted
ness to be met, and when must it be
met ? To this question Iinvite care
ful and earnest attention of the House.
I shall give the official statement of
the amount of our total indebtednens,
X11 and also of that portion sooh to be
come due. I'he~amount of f oii pblic
r- debt on the first day Of this mnonth
was $271,850,000. Less thalt'half of
this at~o'itnt is funded. Witlihi the
'e nex't tbhee yearis $1,000,000,V00 of
this debt will fall 'due, and will b6
presented at the counter of the Trea
es sury I epartricnht for payment. That
payment inist tle I~romptly made, or
our .Ianper goes to protest and our
i credit i-s broken. I hold in my hand
c" an official table, showing the aumutint
C of our indebtedness that matures
each half year for the next two yearsi
which, after a word of explauationl
Ir 1 will read.
"There was on the last day of Feb
ruary, 1866, a portion of our debt
iC in the form of a temporary loan to the
amount of $119,335,194 50, payable
1e at the option of the lender after ten
days' notice. It woutld hardly be fair
to reckon that whole amount as pay:
a- able within the first six months, yet
d as it may be called for at any timne
d and is the least valuable form of loan,
'Y it must be added tt the stataenmlnt of
d- indebtedness soon to be met: With
re this explanation, and supposing the
r- payment of this loan to be demandedt
Or within the next six months, I call at
U tention to the facts exhibited in the
' Betweth this day aid t t 36th day
of Juiue next, we must pay, in adtldi
* tion to the regular expenditure of the
Govermnent, $138,674,874 82. Du:
d ring the six months ending DecemI.
n her 31, 1866, We must pay $47,1,00;
to 000. )During the sik months ending
t June 80, 1867, we must paiy $8,471,:
000. During the six imonths ending
1- )eccn~'ef" 31, 1867 we nmust lay
ts $350,000',000. During the six fmoltha
et ending Jnie 3O, 1Stj, we must pay
" $36,115 250. D)uring thie six mpunthJ
ending I)ecember 81, 1868, we must
Spay $287,564: 482. So that between
Sthis and the assemblihg of the next
SCongress there mnust be paid over the
Scounter of the treasury, besides the
ordinary expenses of the Govern
Sment, $1,201,890,607 62.
, IIARAovUE Of AN ENuLISH StowIrAL
-This, ladies and gentlemen, is the ,
sdistinguished IIameribani hannibal
r-vich is known as the Hametican
e- Voodchuck, first discovered by the
s General Christopher Columbua, on
his first voyage to the woods of Ha*
d mnerica. Chrbistopher saw him quiet.
e- ly seated upon a bank of clover, a
viewing thle setting sun and a vonA
n d(ring vot would become ofit. Thid:
I here is one of the descendants of tih
r same voodchuck, as may be easily,
s seen in his general happearaibs,
s vich is both beautiful and striking.
He is a solitary creeehur, and is dalled
s voodchuck bebatuse he lives ia the
II voods and the boys chuck stones at,
I. him. His eyes are at the hopposite
i end of the body, and assist him in
v the amising occupation of seeing
, vicl he can see as well in the dari
. as in the light helse he vouldn't live
iiaoles under the ground.
S Like niost hanimated things, h id
v fond of efijoin : himself, vich hd
dioes in a very haindibl" Yo,, Ble
Shobbles along upon the ground, vib
Snoboddy is looking, vatches the
7 birds in the trees to sing like themi~
Svich he has neter succeeded in ddit ';
but this is not his faulti becarise Ne
has not got any feathers. My hun.
f clc'ad you vat leved sometime, but
- died, thodgh there is no telling how
long he would 'ave live if it vaan't
for that ere haccident.
Howing to the quiet life vich the
voodchuck henjoys, I'ave sometimes
vished I vas a voodchuck myself.
But then there is not excitelent
enough in it for a showmani though
I can say, as Heleander remarked to
Diogenes, "If I ver' not a showman 1
vould be a voodchuck I" Hery la
dies and gentlemen, is the very os'
on vich the Duke of Valentine slew
the Lord Napoleon Bonupartel Stir
him up, John, and make him kick a
VAtLUE OF A BAR or IroN-A ber oj
iron valued at five dollars, is worth,
when worked into horses shoes, ten
dollars and fifty cents! into penknhife
blades, three thousand two hundred
and eightyfive dollars : into shirt
buttons, twenty-nine thousand foffo
Ilundred a:d eighty dollars ; into hal
ance springs of watches, two huna
dred and fifty thloftsand dollars
Thirty-one pounds of iron have been
made into wire upwards of orie hun
dred and eleven miles in length, an
so tine was the fabric that part of it
was converted, in lien of horse Ihai,
into a barrister's wig,