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TIE SEMI-4EEKLY TIMES'
L. DUPLEIX, EDITOR & PROPRIETOR.
ýNýTCIITOCIIES LA1,, J[LY 21, 18GG6,.
'I'ELErLPAPHIi N "LV %.
[~rec,,l to tue ý,u.h-: ~ .
W` ,.hlin ltm. July I(. - '!i e pr', -,
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Im'D) om mnat.lvC for ie ' r
peace. l' , 9pleo. hla el ,
aely co.rr ton~(c,.cd w' th ,I i e.
*ot acuso a Pt;'! Ittlk ij o04 itt i: ' I
'esse : -st e , IC1 ,1 : , 'l"' .V ,v
ITor. la , tut Ite re ? vnsd spin ,y
Iletly routed, losing 4, Iae pr~s
h Cr s, 11l ca I.r oii 3 i ' . tkc S \, ou( 'd
sed, ]tod Plti;C Li ecL:l. l dtei'n mld
Ti'e London Times s'iy. lhe war is
:virtually ended. OGribaldi attack('d
lthe A'uitrians on the 3d, and was
repulsed, and himself wounded in
f +, Capt. Compere to whom we are indebt
ed for New Orleans paners, has reached our
landing on the 19th inst..or hoard of the pack
-ot Cah in-.pla c, f the 'wrnc. Capt. C. re.
portseven feet Wa'er Ll t.roucgh Cane River
and will make one or twomore trips, on board
.of the swift pnoket .s"ia Wnm.ar. This offer
Is a great acc 'mo.'io to ,Ir planters and
merchants. Orders to that effect ought to be
sent at once by the interested parties.
,We understand als 'hat Capt. C. will tdke
brge of all the clil ten entrunad to his care
will be in vacation on 'he lit kaugst next.
gr Many ploarters are complain
ing about the drcuth. Fodder pull
ing;going on. Young cotton is grow
ing irxmriously. Corn lately, plant
.ei, will ~ a failnre on account of
Fears entertained in every direc
tion abolt caterpillars.
A BRasav PLI'.-A cheap way to
run a Freedmen's Bureau is given by
our friend JoI BRAZIL. It will cost
about t40,000,000 a year, but will
give the country more con~tent thnn
the employnu-nt of forty generaas
and their staf4, and furnish every in.
dividual Sambo with a "Secretary"
to be pitched out of the window or
otherwise as tihe fancy happens to
1. Every freedman shall have a
bureau for himself, with a lookling
glass on the top, if he wants it.
, Every freedmen shall have a
8, Every Freedboy or freedgirl
saeali hve a wardrobe.
4. Every fteedehbild shall have
whatever it cries for.
I I6. White people, wbether free or
not must behave themselves.
6. All person of every color, except
red, must vote.
'1. Every free white male citizen
of the age of S1 years or under, and
of sound mind or otherwise, may
vote if he will take ,the oath that he
would be a nigger if he could.
8. All white persons calling them
selves citizens without having the
proper color and ra shall be ipso
facto deprived of associated with a
9. A white man shall be consider
ed as goodas a nigger if he behaves
10. All laws or parts of laws con
lioting with the above essential
rules, except those that allow a white
man to consider himself as good as
a nigjer, by the nigger consent is
Tomn CrmZuis or Snansvrour.
The citizens of Shreveport will bear
in mind that the Philarmonic and
minstrel societies of Natchitoches
will pay them a visit on next week,
for the purpose of giving a concert
for the benft of the Allen Monument
Aasociation. The young men have
sh.wls their patriotism by leaving
their homes and business for the par
po of eemtlmtrbnting toward. the
-.l dead, and deserve the prse
'Mp ll le r by the Ale
The IMexican Question, and
Since Mexico andlhe South American col
onies threw off the yoke of Spain. they have
oen tbC th eatre of h!ncl.t p lpt le1i revolhtiom I
and anarcliy. Thiey coptid, nhl e:t serrilcly,
the forms of go u'nmert aid pt'd in the Uirited
St its, forgetti <r thatihe nwr firm ef a rnpub
le u tle uuin, d .,y tie l duetion. in AligtuCe
and viltue of the mar=cs, is but. a b,'ly without I
a Foul. From the tdoldon of the Mexican.
Constitution of 124-1. unler the admiristration
oft Vichtria, the friends of fiee governmenit had
stenin liop's that another powerfll teplublic
would be eonFr4;dated as our n_,ihlbor, end
seri'tc:Itlhe Y'1.ve people. a pio-prity
.,ld iubl;e l:pp; o.:", tich as we enisyed for
uo long a period uttkr orr 'own ir'tit'rtinP;.s
Put tie ct.mhlI r.y 5t:crcv r.etic only on the
itifinene whhih Victoria lor:ally osser^r:l
~ m1ou d tlotld itcny :ott;onslry irftritf, who
S"rms ,l'to: have ,o E.td the vitl,'o ,f our
W :inotcn. - As sooh ls ts hFucc' ceror, P dra,
z;,. v':4 lr eticd'to'Succeed :nm. the fini! edifice
of I pblic:sn govtrmncst dveel'r( itself;
ele clcd ae Pdrhza (ar, .'eordl:g .o c D'titn.
timoal fbtoin, purie ' he Wis. r' a I r.: and
eielcv;id d as a staIe'men, lie was e1pcIi (1
fr'.m flices lvy an ant,agnc:il of the tweld, and
'vi r since. 5the snd las l:ctn thc clrbitr c'
great political qut(stltonfs i' -itrad of l:;w. Chief
after chiel has risen to pbwc;, each consulting
for his ca a aggýrtidiiemeCt: without any vitw
to tlhe glory and proeperit y of t e p ople-
cormne(ce and the s: 1..r h ishd--the coun
try c .em. fiied ý,hi I1 ri;:_.ds, and therepub
w' J 'ca.ne contemptible in itnch. aid I' tit
:' fisr inch a government, '..,n it wa, when
11,(i.:lgi raild tlhe b;Mncr o1 insurrection in
his native nountains. TLe experimentt hhs
been made ; M3eico tt9 a 'republic, is not
worthy to hold a positiou in the family
of ati)nS. It otTlh no sufficient . guartn
tics for the.ltolwrily of the. people. Nor is
it sa:ange that it should be so, The people
hate never been educated to understand what
li.erty, restrained by law. is. Living from the
conquest Ly Gortes, under despotic monarchs,
and governed by Viceroys, and the council
of the Indie-t-ihey knew nothing of .egie
tion, or the rccirocal relations, and dnties cf
the citizens ofa free government. Who sap
pseiPt+that Our easan'd pated elvcs coull fam
and sustain a free government? oeL it would
be astrea tible to believe they eonuld. as to
suppsei that Mexico, tdrn by revolution for I
forty yes-s-gcnentally plunged :n "gno. ac,',
and superstition, could sustain such ,a gov
evernment. What Mexico Irs always needed
to became powerful "aed prc pcrous, is a
strong antl'energetic government, which would
plant schools and seminarics of learning-Open'
it highways---extend Its madufactures and
comnerce, and perform faithlully its interna
tiounl duties-a government that would make
itself .retpectcd ly a faithful performance of
treaties, and an ,ever watchful vigilance over
,the trwu interests of the people. Such a gov
.,nmeat Mexico has never had. Had Itrbide
;,xca permitted to 'consolodate his empire, it
:-ould probably have secured to Mexico its true
:n;erest. What the indnutrial c'as'ea of ny
just laws. It "~iai4ll&,u-fe".W'~
ernment exists--so these are enjoyed.
'For forms of govennnent, let fools corit est
That which i 'best administksled is best."
That Mexican lisglited nat t'he etcrnal pro
nune'amentos--and revolutions of their cdno
try, should desire a change in he fom of t'he
government, and invite Maximilllhn to the
throne argueS their sagacity and love of conntry.
Forty year have shown that their republican
institutions had proved a failure, and that an
Empire or kingdom, resting on the traditions
of the country wculd be most likely to nswer
the end of all just govc.nmunt- -the happiness
of the people. The evidence seems to be con
clesire that Maximillian is a wi-e, good and
sagacious monarch, aral is adopting a policy
that will if he be vnetined s powes-
Ssoon irae the cunlnry to a high rank among
the nations. Why then should the Americans
of the North as we are calked, seek or dcire
hi, o'erthrow t If a stable and a~igbtend
government exist there it would soon bcctne a
country greatly advancing our manufacture5
and commerce. Must we raise a crusaide be.
casto a neighbor Prefcrs a different foim of
government from our own--and because M
Monroe, when Spala an, the Holy
Alies were consulting about armed interven
tion to bring back the American colonies Uo.
der the Spanish yoke,--sald that any Esuch at.
tempt would be regarded at Wghlington,,s
ant.nfilePdly act. There seems tobe a strange
aIsonception in the United States, abolut the
true Wig' aand meaning of this sc-calktd Mon
dotrlnO. 'The Holy Alliance at the
of Laybach, hod xt(qd the sight
of monarch to intervene in the atis, of
other Btatca, to stay the flood of republic.n
prineipkF, and upheld the dcctrin'e of legiti
tmacy, and France marched a large amy. under
the Duo d'Angouleme, into Spain for that
purpoe. Spain also called the gnrat
powfa to aid ber against her Amesican cole.
ales. England oppaed this policy, and Mr.
Canning, thePlime-Ministcr, declanrd thatif
such policy shboold be Fpiet.ied in he
would at once ctknowhdge the indi pndncl e e
of thoe colonkies. He expr d a 'aith to Mr.
Ruh, our Minister m Londpn, that the Gov.
ernminent of the 'Unlkd Statcsshould simultan
onsly take a decided stand against the doctrine
of armed intervention. Bence the famous Mon.
roe doctrine enanciatkd by the l'resident to
Congress. 'Ihe doctine has slept; mere heain.
less thunder, till late years, when it began to
rect ive a broad coatu ction never intended
by its author, sad to become the foundatilon of
a policy, little letss joustfiable than that of
armed lnLrvention In oppo'ition to which it
owos its bthb.
We have difioulties enough at home to com
bat and great questlois to adjdst wit hout htu~r
ferln: in the internal afliki s of other nations.
Mexico Ihas tried repult ican foe , long
enough, and they have thiled; let b r, if she
de.sdite it, now establish a monarchy or empire
Considering the character of the people, their
general want of nltellige.ee, such a government
holds out the suorest guaranties of the tran
qtility snd prosperity of the Mexican people.
The American people harve become propogau
dists and fllllbnsters--they *abct to believe that
every people is oppressed who live under anmy
other form of goVernment than their own-and
seem willing to take arms wherever they can
"uxled the Marea of freedom," tas the cal, the
tnrade of allbsteriua. Butt ithe truth is thegreat
eof the people eae but !I41e directly about
Ias thing-all the eare abot Is tobe left mnder
salutrylaws; to plmari e a ta of ag.-Ilture;
anssa.fto sad opeqero*-b.t the politicians
...A stamoenas of the 9omaowealth, meat
have popular topics of appea to tthe public
keart-sometimes the topic is slavery-some
times a tariff--ad how comes the tt't~ible crime
df establlshThg a'tbroue ui' out' very frontier.
The good senle of the masseS has' longr taught
tilem tnat an enlightened stable republic is tin
fitted forMexico, and is itpracticable, anl that
sooner or later th*t coutntry m.ist be ruled by a
monarch with a strong hanld, orcome underthe
protectorate of the U. S. or ,tome ot1r'- great
eower. Some of the most able bfthe Mexicans
nvik",l Manximilian to the empire; he has proved
himsef woriy of their choice, and is it the
part of sotmd policy on our part, to 'Cek his
v Mr. W.: L," Tuntey will rt'eivo our
thanks for two butidles of N. O. papers.
-S? Cagre leiver is falling six inch
's a day; but a risz is reported at
'On th lItll inst., at the reidencO of the
Bnihe's ;ather y C.5... C Puckettc, Fq., 1_11.
IAac E. 'lrv.I:, tOIG Miss ANNxETTv rW.
A'nkYv, both of thi" P':Irsh.
We wkh ,ur flierO Alex and his beautifui I
ind necottili;sh'l d ltr:dc. a pleasant an •. ucccs
tul e.r r t ihreuh life mll.o';ilOatil, and lire's
chcic.'t Lctin ht hoIlor:' cl' tipon the yeoung
t; d h.:pp;- conpl,.
Tha quiet toy.; o! TFort .JTsnp. wer allit t 1
on the night of the ecv. ntenth of this :,totthi
by the startlihti cry of "'fire" ar:1 oon . t,,
store of Mr, 11; rri:' ýi,:.on, was one sheet of
flame. We never hai: fi(rget the P'elings that
cam e over us, t we lisetentd to the roaring of
IL;; lire 4P 1: sped on in i. consuntiling way.
AL .:: the -More w:a swept aw.'Y I : one i-h,rt
hon0e; Mr. ýtrcn d'd nrot even'! his 8conti
IHoxol, but we trul: t!,al 11ll who ow" him will
be'welhing, more than willing, to pay the u"f
most fi' thag tat ' owe the alnost ru':tc
Speaking 'if Fort Jesiup, reminul me of
mary a recollection of by-gone d:ays. SWhat a
diftiferent aspect this place pr-e!, d twenty
five'years ago!' Tro' )f gr.y ..llicr .ndl
throngs of hea,'iiid la::e" ''en Irod the11 shuo
which now are ovicerro.n :iith long dark gri f
avid where lr ving heards of cattle and boun
ding ;leer slwnd many a quiet hour. Many a
stately mansio thati then robe in impAsing L aun
ty, ha long since crumbled into dust. like the
"beautihil of earth" that once owelt within its
walls. How :nady a bright and joyous secne
h'1' been witn,- d ib thlm:t old house where
General Taylor once lived! How oftc~ ha4
the sound of wondrous mhlody 1 ctn h s:it
w;ll:th its halls where yonth atfi plea.ture," ott
deles d the glowing I;otýlwith fl ing feet '"
.-t1 'tow often have they echoed leek the
rirh' .Lrglrh of many a gladsome heart thlar
nwo: is bushed forever more. And Zachary
Teytlr is slnnmberl.g in his narrow homrn, tar
ný;ay' front the once beautiful spot, where he
loved to gather hit frier(id in the bright days
of vore. No more shall his martial form be
seen towering above his troops they m&chCed
to'the aonnd. of te. insp"ring 'drum. br his
tingingng voice beheatl mi gling with the nol
of ihe "ear piercing fife." No more shall he
view with pride the gallant soldi,ýý 1 tm ey
mCc' etvith measured tr^,rl. a ,1 glittering by-
onetý throngh and aroual; Fort Jesup; for
that eagle eye can gaze nobmore oh things of
earth--and thou brie men that then drilled
so joyously within th:t ;idw lonely toatn. are
like hi'n. sleeping in a 'lonety grave, d(lstalit
miles away. When the wr with Mexico broke
out Taylor and many a noble vet~er and gal
lant vuth then buckled on his, trmnot aid
start a for'-t to vwin-unrdying fame on ihc'Tar
sQ[lakinsof Mexico. They batde their 'ear
haunts and Oh! i nl' Penlif' ,,' 4', tillIO...
fat:Le! Some gained the "'huble rput.:iou
e'en :it the canuon's m66th." and found -I try
within the far-famed 'hballs of the Monlte. n
ma's. Some are resting in h seldier', pmvn and
tsoe have ~heir bonesa H:lcachinu on the roil
of Mexico. Many a brave -.!ier won fae's
proud.,es.tr6p~ y uplon that clase lai:d and
wit'hiRnight.Of ti00 domes and t(wcls that
han so long ovembudowed the proud race of
the Mfonthicp'1a'. AnlI there, too, in that
lu-ltFiRghit elime, the power of atery was
weatd frh the At A e's an4 Ipngd 'to Ihe
eons ·of Amerika. And mlany a gidlantl lhMr
who there cthglht the latunrd wrth thalt victo
ry ever twint ftie the tiuly bravo, hus addled
other and greener leaves tI, his ahlr'.y immer
tal chaplet during tblelate w. T'ha of Davis
anl Lee hm recived a lustre tlt w:ill glteam
through the ndt of ti:ure yes,. like the halo
that linoge around tile memory o Wanhing
toa. And there are ether namy that we could
alsro add, but they are chronicled upon the
roll of Feme and there tlet th:m rIt.
As we view Fort Jresur of tC-doy, it ih hard
to imagine tihat it w a tHourishing place "just
twenty yoes ago." Clmee to the roodtide
statrti the rlderce of 0ol. Twig and father
off is the edifice of which we have before
spoken-that where Taylor pwed many a
happy hour in the distaLt Ion:g ago-." They
arc nothing but old ruins now with nat-ght to
a "lract the eye of the pIaI by except that
they are faot dcaying. mementoes of the t!me
when the St.a anid "ri,- waved it silken
folds over a happy lmdu-that land that now
-. ll isstained with acrim-on dye, and hiu;h
cannever be effcred except by endeavoring
to Mblot out the mumerJy of the past few ye-a,
and by exercising a forgiving spirit. HIow
Sthis truant pen wantletrs from iii subject.
But to mmny memoriu cluster ~utound this
spot consecriatd to yea tb hat us now slumn
li-ing in the mighty past, that thought flie
swifter than the p't anld alm bids d(C:i
Sance to the atltemjt to Ir.ltactil whvt wandec
through the mindS
lat let as leave the doed lp~f and en,:r
upon the ldag iLt. And prior eilnd fore
minjst i our ndccomm the mem,:ry it the
trillia .t bail that Wr, givu et the 1'ourth of
July, in the lee and eleget room that ad
joii the M(nic lnge. At an e hiumr
bthe guests usiembled andti soon were lapping
with menry tet in tie mazes of the whirlig
dance. The room w onea resleudent blaze
of ligt--~imt theglitaIng light- paled .-.
tore the lustre of the beautfttl eyes of the fair
rladies who graled the seone with thelf pe..
ence. Wrenthe ofbeutuiftl flowier adorned
the walls and threw out their fraGrance on the
!sweet bummer air, and soil anr.d soul.thrilling
music ro e and fell on the ear like melody
from a happier land. flow beautifult w that
hall, fille1 as it was with youth end eauty,
and where a thousand glancing li-ht Ehedi a
lazzlin radiance among flowes that were
twined amnM many a raven or sunny ttg.
The refreshme.s were delicious, and when
they were pa, ed daround, the guest remRaied
quietly seted ,atll al wre serted. There
wis no karr.ini to and fro, so pushing and
Isomebliag aflei' cake or coffee, ca te have
S6en at some places, but politeness and civili.
pt reigned supreme throughout the aembly.
It we-' indeed a meat pleasent affair and one
that will long, long be remembered when other
happy gatherings have faded forever from the
The city of Portland, lMaine, one of
the most beautifill in New England,
has been nearly destroyed by fire.
The destruction of property has been
immense, the burnt district embrac
ing the very heart of the basiness,
portion of the city, and the finest
buildings, both public and private.
The product of the industry of forty
years has been consumed in a few
ihours, and the lowest moneyestimate
of the lose is ten millions of dollars.
It is estimated that two thousand
families have been rendered hbmem.
Iless by that appalling calamity,
Swhich exceeds in magsnitude anything
that has occured at the North for
thirty years · althooghl it falls far
abshort of the horrors of some recent
anflagratiois at t 8onth.
For the Natchitocheu T1tae.
The Dream of Life.
ýA Romance 'tfkthei Wle War.
tBY 8TANI E!tiE.
'Itvs sb it&it}Pl nt ht, And radtnntr e'at
were decking the deep b'ue ý,aiit above. The
sta's, nights watchlin ee.;inelý, were shiiwr
,hove them the samt as th.ey shone six thot:
saud yettr ago, .hen God cauwvtd them t(
Irtit into flaming lightý. It wai a litti'g
night- a'" itting bo0r to give r .o ssion to
thoughbt of fve, n'id po nrttdti d!y thought
William, for as he' and t Isael !owly wandered
up ",d down the wile ' ,.wio. he rsolved to
dc!a.e his sIetimlue-, and tkeng her hand
wi'hitm s ownII, he said.
*"Isi'el, I ti.." that ynn wvill deem me nhbitpt
in speski:g thus sulddenly on a tsultect that
has occupied fny mitid since I lirt syaw von.
itt speak I munt, and at this hour. De'nrest
Isabel. I love you. and 't Tould be thie crown
iu, joy of my lite to etall you wife, sAy dar
hug, zuay I one day call you by that endcarr
• Ys.' 'atly mi' "'nridl I'lbJ. but in a
tone so tow.n uas Ea'cely to Le heard, hut
t ouQt her ton's were to low, joy wiu hka
ting mildly and lf 'idlv vithin her bor.et.
"lubel, dear. that one low-spoken word of
vomn was the i:'o welcome' one I ever hear d
otm shall never have cau-e to rr,,3t u!tering
it.. for it shall be the duty of a life time to
prose m:y heart's d'votion to you. My herti
s yor aitnd shall be until death stills its now
But let us turn awy 'from' ch ub a tcce as
thls, for worils can never expl"rt the tide o
hl' that siut"'s thro'tt,.h the 1tart when hst.
thet heart hlarnn it is ls.loVed by the one ii
holdd d: r. Is it not haipinui to know tha
wherever we may b'ron cartli-no un maifer how
destiny sl.l"s our lile-whether life nma
wear lir us i, .-unnir'st smilis or darkest Ir,',
-t.e h'iply thoul !' ha' there ib stil one
fitht'ul het tht a iill over hold our inr nw
dear'. :uul bre't'h onlr nans n,<. p~ r, ye. wi)
,.grpini"toe fur all eartlih' ills. an ! clheor .1
on It) i. te . tS~ei such tlionh aas thIi
were ipass.U' tihrnt'-h the miit, of the two
who had jat plight'd itheir vows to ead
other. IButt as we said beire, we will liot
intrude, but leave' them with only the Iutr
sttrs to behold tiher hatp. ini.
The next niornig Willium ealled on 31T
Lee. and fortmally requsted h1ahel's hand.
Mr. Lee was much stt:'pui'-l at the sldhen
ness of the proposition. but no ways displea
sel. s he entertained t.elings of deep re.ert
and respect for Willitwm. and ther': was ne
one in the whole couuitry around, to whom lh
would more gltdly hAve ettrusted Ihe )ltil
pints of his dau;,ht r. lit he frankly toll
Wvih&,thitat he dkcmil it blst lot him to
deft'r m;,rria.e fir a ni hile.
"Bcause"' said Mr. Lee,' you havn not yet
comple!ed your medical eontrs"-hut if you
will lxe:nice me that yn will still pur ue your
studies I will 'ot object to your tahiking 1Io-ab
whenever you wi'h.
I gluadlly promise, replied the young man
'ad I know thit with label to cheer 'nt
comfort me, I will progrtN'iuo-e rapidly in th,
path that lead- t" honor and renuan. Wit!
a glad h,-art William thin bdie hi= intended
futher in-law adieu and sought 'Isahl in (li
.parlor h Idiw, and to whom hIe t telat d the re
salt of his iitervtitew ' ith her lIftther. Nov
Isabl dla~, said he, 'I can soon CIll y6tt my
own itndeed. What u happy though tt i i tha
we will soon l. unfitd t-never more 'to is,
p-rted exceptliy de, th. Even If circtimtn
S, cu in this life, seperate 'u for a tine. wi ,
twill be u t, ,! siill-or ltiatif will hIe'on:
and will be with each iher. teen thou;,t:sp Sn,
svIr"'~] betwleen us; and l't us t'ir-t that, evt
binfd ourt heau togeth r. r! at we i1l1 met o,:
love e,:h oth+r again, in that it'd wher
"good-1 ye' is ne'i"r hl:',i.
Lone dilld W ilium lr !.y l nba1, tnate
eMvet:'in't. s str.in anil ý,' lt h
a .rttetl, it was wi1:i at 1 h',rt tliih , l i witl
j,,y Woo ,c(,p) lt'r W i'ti . . -4 t, a -t' : t
of Isalals hirh-niihii woull t.WY' p1ici:i_
k w w k~. that 1110c r'ecptti -Iy wa' o!ix lib
their uia, iail'"'. d 'n~oi ticu.,!c 'it' e t",piri.
Lion geteral'ty .thietn 's ia'l.int. ceitutni.ct'd
-nit -l..ge '. k. 11, Ol 'ng'oi .ua l ait h)app
thoug-, comie clui.' tfn' trroi't'i Iat. woiat
To Ititel' wo ]ovc t'f'y it is hippi,' .s. tla
to kuow that tI'ey will soon be jo, 4. hi.n
and heart toearth'stlut loted.. And (od for
Sbid thit any hut Ihi,. shouli! t~utry. $atin.
too rte~lpover t'i heart when. the th<,uIth
fliu ttronugl the mind Ihat an tmuk, wn it'!tt,
li-s betore them, wt apoed in mystery ,hat in
eye can pen--tine 'or no itand unveil, antd Iha
afl, theoe ii'" oeble vows are once ittu.te
there is no 'rcVoking them No. thIn is ne
relese from thb~ i-lemn vows pldmg-d at thi
all..r hy two Fin!S that t..re pligIht eterni
love and faith to cc ' the r-- --, t le,,'e unti
deahl *ts the sphit fine. To ttiose whe
conternplefo u:a~, we Wmitllul ihi'a .say
think et'll t~ed.e you ack-exinmioe yotn
he, end know be.fi'e you treat' those word:
that will b;nd you to aanothr tirou,;h all comn
ing life that love, pine ,,d truthfld love albac
adimaies your bre',.
The )l'dal eve soot trived; tind found i'
bel coted wih a sad and pensihe face ;,i
htr ctamher woilhw, and thinking oW the
unt'e:d Ftture tliat lay beibr., he- -m.d as she
si51 there meditating Ihu9. Iot .- t-,ke a sligh
ukcteh of hir. An oval t'ie strria' i,'d will
thick. elnu4uing curls r, oti aI itt"'l lu,. ey0:
of l ':el. l]tge and earnst int Ih,.ir exp"'" "on
a broad white forehead, a month whre smil,
were continually braking too ih, a Grectan
nose, and a cornpi-x-n where the lilly ute
the ro-c togeiher bleutdd. make up the ptctur
-vet'y fair she looked as she sat ther" it hlc
brida rol'es, and the wrath of orange bude
that re,' amid her Curls. shddi:g a sweet
and delicate odor rt'ottuid the one so soon te
tru4t her happintes in this life to the keepiuti
Ilut .houl she 'o!keit s had 91 5tf, 5ii
there mnsng in that sweet 1ital' hour, it wa
not th.,e, shb had auy misgivings about tha
fitttre that she wa,, heretafter to try with th
belovcd of her hert, butt heea1 the was se
soo, to leave the home of her " aSu brigbh
days. She had left it before many tintee 1)u
never befot'e as she was now about to do-
When she lft it for the convent ~h,, was a
merry school girl with "heart ad spit'it free"
now she was standing on the th,"hsold of a
new and untried life; and thou'ih to hbr thit
Futt-re now t; ore a suilt]y hu,, yet, skmrntly
and sweellv. tre t' ought .toie ,ver her, that we
must not itrt alne ia eart.ly ,,ys. Leav
ing her thus wr 4 )no. in sweet hly ttiugh
that gathered ar-,and her lik, a u.ntle, we
will enter the lighted parlor below where the
asaemmble, guests and priest who wa, to Iper
form the c remony await--d the lridal train.
A shrtl time allerwaris the folding dooti
were thrown open and William Weston enter,
ed whh Isabel leaniug upon his arm, mad fol
lowei l:y Mabel Lee and Willard De!mot u
bridi's maid, and groomsman.
How happy William looked u held Ism
be's hand within his own, and IM her up _S
fore the man of God I They smiled each other
well as there they stood; Isabul with her pure
white robr, and goeamcr like veil. fallintg
about her like a heavenly mist, and William
with his tall martial figure drawn up to hi:
,1ll height and the joy of an ewnest happy
heart beaming in his eysl.
Soon thoelebinding words were spoketi thaf
mtae them man and wife, and joyous greeting
from happy hearts fell on their ea like a
glimpse of the Future that wI to come.
TIo be cs inje a.
Good and sound bricks for side
works or building purposes, always
onhaud, and for sale by
At his Brick Yard near the Catho
lic Grave Yard.
Strenth of the Belligerents.
Our readers are already aware that
the immediate casus belli, alleged by
the' Prussian Government, was the
vote in the miuor Assembly of the
German Diet, on the 14th uli-, upen
the question of the "inolilization" of
the Federal army. This question
was decided in the affirmative by a
vote of nine to six. Immediately on
the annoniicehcut of this result, th"
Prussian 'rireslc2tative withdrew
ftom the 'AMsembly," declaring in
the name of his goveriiblcnt, that thq
Germanic Confederalion was dissolvý
' fir'blher words Prussia' "seceded"
fronm the Conlfederation. Unlike the
iouthern Stairs bf the Americ'.u
Union hol~vever. che' was not content
peacet1y,'t secede, but, five days af
terw'ard, declared'war against Aus
tria, which was virfu'aly'a" declara
tieni of war oa.ainst '.he States retain
ting thieir' fbdcr'al rhelations.
In tltc Cdrri', des. Lts This, we
rc'ad an analysis of this decisive vote
of the Diet, and of the relative strength
(If the various platies C.omposiig it,
l'oi, which we derive somie interest
i,:; and valudable iunormat'fu,, not
convcnimeily attainable elsewhere.
'he nine votej in favor of the pro
pt1sitio1n were thise of Aunstia, Ba
varta' Saxony. IIadiver, WVrurtem
her';, 13.;en, ".Eiector'al llesse" (Hes
se- 'a.,s'l,) "Grand-D1ucal Hess.
(l se-l)arinstadt,) and the Duchics
('if lrinmwick and Nassan, which to
getbcr form the 13th c:wie, or district
ni ilctld to a vote.
'i he K;ix votes cast against the pro
pi'sitin. w.re'tlho(e of Prussia, Ihe
Sarxed )Duchies (A\ltcnburg, Coulurg
Gtlha, Mcihiiirgcn, and Weirnar-Eise
nac'h,) the twvo Mecklenburgs (Schwe.
rin atnd Sirelitz) the'15tl crie (con
sistilrg of Oldeburg and a few Amall
duhics,) the 13th rire .(cdmlirititg
st.velral lrincipalities,) and 'tlieb four
iTie rclative'strength of'1le parties
to'thi'rvote is stated as follows:
G rmnan A!stria rep'eseis a pop- "
ulatio'º of ................... 12,802.944
HauicVer.......... .. .... 1.S.S,()70
\ Vurtmberg.. .............. .727iOt
: aden .... ................. 1, ;i.,91
lI..s.g -( '-assl ................. 7 .' '
H ss. Daulsta't.............. '5U 907
Biru! swick................. 28".400
Nassau...... .... ......... 459,571
Total................. .... 27,0:2.422
This is the strength of the Austrian,
or afiirmative side of the question.
On t1.L. other side we have :
German Plrussi'x........... I.138 .O4
'Ihe S,.ron Duchics............ 742.1107
i The two ,[eklhubnurs ........ 7,509
T'Ihe Grand Duchy of Ollenulmr
and its g'ounp of ilior . t s. 613 74
Small States comprising the 16th
SThuc'iutr fres Ci:ies........... 463 j16
Tol ........................ I 962.938
The esiniae of tlhe population of
iiAult'ih. is derived from the statistics
" '"..:+, 4tl4 ot f P'lud iar frolllm a cCI
snis takeh if Pt'ceml-er, oi. ....
sia, the dlfo:', "ppe'airs to have about
a million and bt qtr,tier more of Ger
Imat iihabitants th.tt Alstria. On
the other hl;alld thle stal·tS Voting with
Austria, and on whom she may prob!
ably Icckotn "9s aliih% i'Mnij(ber more
than tfourtecn ~nitifu, , while the ad
Iherentnf PrIssia imnount t6 less
It is, hohcycr', iot At all 'd.r'fn
ttttt all the Stater, whose repr'esen
taltivcs yoteld wil Pl','usia will take
jarl' with liier in the war. The tele
rap It has informlned us that the grand.
dotof Olpenbhlurg and the little
dutchies of iuhalt had followed tihe
(,xuaiplo of l'ii~'isin in secedig firo~lh
the (,noil'ratidh, but We have ,no
ilformatlion thlat any tllhecr State has
takenu that step. Anhalt i' sir'tound
ed by Prussia attl ohdtl prsue no
othecr course.. lh . lMetklenbur'gs
and some other little Siates are sini.
larly situated, and thi same stern ar
gumnent of neceessit ~ ill probably
impell them to the samn tcoirs'e. It
is even intimiated tht lI;,ovilr' may
pr'obably (agiinst her will,) fot'm an
alliance with Prussia, to avbfd the
sei:une aind annexation of her tbriito.
ry by that powertiul heighbor'
We should have menutidned in the
proper plahie with regard to the two
,iussiti tot'e in the minor Diet,
(which cdmriiwtes sevebiteen votes )
that the reprcscntatiai of hIolstein
and Lauenberg is necessarily su-s
pended under present circumstntces,
and the representatives of the King
of lollolhd, for Luxemberg and Lim
burg, declined voting.
The Anustian contingent to the
Federal army edisista of about 1 0,
000 thmenl, Wih foit'm tihe first three
army t'rds. The Prusseian coiiti,
gers amounts td nearlhy 750;I00,
Vw4o contitae the 4th, 5th and lth
corps Of the oir S:tate, Bavaria
(contributes about 'i4,000 cmen, which
iilrce hiuy easily be i! cea e1 to 100,
000 ICmen. These consitute the 7th
corps. The other States furnis'~ l
togerter three army ctxrps.
'1e "contiigent' is by no nicans a
full tteantrl of the military strength
of tile respective States.
Storage of (Cia Coltoi.-Gin cottoni
is now made into ropes for storage,
and kept under water. J~hen an or
der is received at the manulactory, a
few hours suffice to send the cotton
on its wa:y. It has been found that
by making the ropes witmiany air
clhannels through tei mass, the cot
ton explodes almost instantaneonusly,
and is a viollnt in action as the
strongest f,;niunates. Charges fo
guns are now made into two parts;
an exterior composed of cotton of
loose texture, the ignition of which
starts tihe ball, and an interior of
denser material, whioh supplies the
gas necessary to keep up the con,
tantly accelerating speed of the ball.
The result is great gain in initial ve
locity. Comtnpared with rowder in a::
Enfleld rifle the cotton gave a trajec
tory having an incurvation of three
and a half inches, the powder three
and three-eighth inches in thie first
one hundred yards.
Special Correspondence of the New
PARIs, June 22, 1866.
A WOP.D AND A BLOW.
The Moniteur .of the 19th anoun'
ced the official declaration of war
f between Austria and Prussia..and
Austria and Italy, and that the Prus"
sians had already entered LEanover
Saxony. In reality, Italy alone has
ohicially announced the treaty of al
liance between William and Victor
IEnnmmauel. Prussia made it known
that the decision of the Dict at Frank
fort was the signal for it to begin hos
tilities, and on the following (lay she
' corimenced operations in difflrcnt
parts' of Germany.
TnS E sA:Irstio OF THE EMPEROR OF AUSTRIA'
which follobwid his declaration of war,
is a' clever vpiice of diplomacy. It
is iiiimpossille to read the manifest',
witlout ii strong senns of sympathy
fir thie!`unf,,rtunate monarch when
the persistent aitaonistn of one am
biticus staten:an h..s' 1rought to this
hour of peril. FrPi'ici. Joseph takes
not to say anythilg th wound the
f'clings of Naiple i Ill . lie haidly
makes any Imc; 'iom of 'Italy-it is
there the sbhoeUC )iiches-but a 'e
gards to Prnssia, he gives free vent
to his recriminatiMis. He accuses his
late ally of having thrwn the brand
of dismord am' ngst the diflirent States
q of Germany; as iegards Italy, he will
defend hinself if attacked. In read
in', the r miiuisto, one is almost led to
believe' that the emperor of Austria
has riot givenup a!l hope of seeing
Franice come over to his side.
Fi'.ST ATACK OF TIIE PrUsSITAS.
The Prussians, who, as I hiave
i- dretldy stated, have entcreTd'Tlndver
and llegse Cassel, 'lie'icaiped some
advantage 'frio: tc b'rpiiiy.' fi their
I iin fhetiifts.. The Pruss;ian troops 'it
"Wetilar old the Hanovrians in
r check, as the latter are not able to
join their Bavarian allies. A Prus
° sian arimy occupics Dresden, and
another is within cannon shot of
I A GREAT nATTrr.E
o Is, according to all accdunts, im
minent in the nei.ghblbrhjoodo of the
1 free towii on the batiks df the Mainw
4 Tic oiutlosts df tlie i',ssian hre
within si;ght of the Bavarians, W\ur
1 tcmburgians, IIanovriaiai an Atis
-- trians. It will be for theili to i'r6ve
2 to the arlogant Bismark that the
i, Diet is not yet dead, or even in a
L. hopeless state.
TiIE AUS1TRLI. TACTICS,
7 Addording , ur tactician , art t,
9 let the Prussiuns weakei , their
strouigth ii foi'ci theih ,' divide
their ary .A lhew dnyvs will lu
$ d ,nl't put ui:: ii 1)Os'.,'ss i' i , of : I, m as
So1 'informatiot. noti" k,'pi back fInnt
sus ly the interr'tit'dn ii ,he tchel'gra
phillC Coim ituttledio: .
TIIE PATIENCe l'F I;'HE iT.\lI.T.'
Is tie a'hiiirati'i ofi , ill 'u11 u';( .
TIl'v have 'irve the dili'matist, aill
it the him'l the)y Wa It.ll l !O l ,tii l, .
Ili ght, :nl voltnkeurs have bI e .,iluck
it,. to the stanlar of I altrihl ',.ii
es fromi all parts of the ieniusle. The
1- hour hs, l ov.'cvr, o t last struck.
SGaribal i is oun is wiy towarlds thel
Tyrol. Admiral Pers0in o is ah'lvn
n ciog witi, his tlet to,evs Venice
S3vhilst ai Italian arnry is hrrari':lissl,'
el, t. A Istrian, who are hehild, tihe qut
Sdl'ihateral. Victor Elniiannuel, I elore
1. leaving folr Cremlona, onl tihe l is in st.,
c(icbtidc.l tihe regehcy of t'ic coumtry
ato tie Vrince Carigni i, and lu'esided
i at the coIPsOition of A new cabtiiert.
O ATHIVAL OF TI:13 DtLE DE CHIAi7:.:os AT
4 u'port was a few days ago cur
0 iet, fth at the Duke of htartres, sc
Sconll ;on oi' tLe Ilt )iUkce of Orleans,
1had iyt'rivd Uc.Flortuce; and that he
I- ad requeisted to be alloivd tc enter
the Italian ariny; ,withth the title of
it eleitena t, which lie hti hd gfained ii
S1859., hlc ie ot' of his royal lilu!ess
was, lhvever, rcjected, as is codiuct
e in 1859 in nt yet Ior:ottenii. 110 at
' that time s:it in his rcsignatibn; pro
testinr bii ibst the emipaign of Gen
e eral Cialdnii iii the Mar's~e.,
]'The secrets thlioghts bf tlhe Entipe
IrOr o" ],ts'Sia ate it linadti' if tuch
interest ii France' 'We nst hot
deceive tirTeltesi hussia is oil as
'onuiPlcte a wat footing as Germany.
It is Ilt the attitude ,f observationI;
it is rather the attitude of covet ous
expeelati,,n. A nijultituide of small
facts c ,e,,r every day in confiriitiii,¢
the reio,,t that a secret allikn, cxis.ts
letween Austria and Rulssia. The
Sfleet stationed at Ulonstadt has left
thllt pt Ial is sailinig down the
Bhalte, lhe questionl is, if its dsti
niaton is Kiel. nhusia sees withi
.,ispleasure that Prussia is extending
its wtoaritime plower in the Baltic. It
Is als t ,o "cute" to allow s,
,-l I an opportunity to go by
iithout acdain briinging on the
tapi; the. Oriental question. The
wnr I ,s ir. ictcd' at .Sebastopol seemi
heali, t.nd ievryd up i is quiet ii
Poland. England has to) much to
Sdo at home and is too indifferent, asd
, to what i3 taldbg place on t -he coti
Snent to do more thtan send threanl _
a ing letters to the leading European
p powers. The czar, in order to feel
tthe putdse of Napoleon the Third, %in
tends, it is said, occupying Dalmatia,
Istria and Iltnlaria.
, The ontirea0up ti di situation is
a very mtch felt in France, and though
the Empei lhas informed its tiat lie
has not the slighest intentimoi of
f pdtting a finger pn the pie, we do not
I believe that Frace ill rtheniain an
Sattentive observer. There is an evi.
e dent desire of the Emperor to extend
the French territoty as far as the
EMBARRASSED POSITIOK OF EARL RUSSELL.'
Telegi ams brought us to-day from
a London, inform us that there is
a very lileiihood that the present
t ministry will not be of very lung du
THE EMPEROR NAPOIEON'8 LETTER ON THE
SITUATION IN EUROPE AND THE POSITION
The following is the full text of
the Emperor Napoleon's letter to the
minister of foreign affairs, of which
a pirtipolhas already been given.
It was read on the 12th instant, be
f(,re the Corps. Legislatifi
PALAIS OF Tnr TUILEnI:s, JUrC TI.
M. Ie Mlinist,e.--At the moment
when the hopes of peace, whicrl: the
meetirg of the co!lfcrence maeJ us
to concc.Ivej cem to be vanishing,
it is essenilal to explain in a circular
to the diplomatic agents abroad the
ideas which my govrnmet,t contem
plated presenting to the councils .of
Europe, and the coiduct it means to
follow in presence of the events
which arc preparing. This comlmu
nication will place our policy in its
had the conference taken place,
your !aliguage, as you are aware:
would have been explicit. You
were to declare in my name that I
reptdiatced all idea of territorial ag
grandisemenit so long as the equili
hI,.nn of Europe was not disturbed.
In cr'fct, we would not think of an
extension of our ik'onticr, excepting
in case of the map of Europe being ru
moldeled for the benefit of a great
power, and 6f the contorminous prov
injces demanding, by votes freely
expressed, their anncxition Of
Outside there, circumtanccs, I
think it more worthy of our country
to preicr to the acquisition of terri
tory the precious ad vantage of living
oni good terms with our neighbors
by resýpcting their indepcndence
Aniimated by tQese etditnents. ana
haiving only in view the preservation
of lpace, 1 appealed to England and
to llussia to address at the same
time words of coiiciliation to tlfe
part ies int:erested.
The accord estabish&l between the
neutral Powers will of itself .1e a
pledge of security for Europe. They
sho)wed their impartiality in resolv
ing to limit the discustion of the
conferecnejo the ,iendling questions.
In order toqre isf thecn I think it
was necessary to aidress ourselves
to them ifrankly, to dismengage them
lirof l;tlle diplomiatic vail which. cov
ered them, and to tale into serious
coImsidllration the legi:imniate wishes
vi svi i r(;i ns aid a.1 o"f i:tions.
The :onflict 'whirch has arisen has
thire c::uses: the geog'ra'phical situ:.
t tn of Prussia imuper ctly limited;
the wish of Germany demandiung a:
l,,litical Constitiiaion more Colnfum ml:t
ible to its general waý.ts; ;md timhe
mnecessity of Italy to secure hrc na
'ii neutral ) powers coidll t 'in
i, poc in the intcrdial afflirs of for
e'ig couintiess. Nevertlcless, the
Oi r tll i t t la, iic l tj;L:,. c ii' 1lik cU'risti
utionau attsi of tie Gm'rli iutanic ci d
S',t i1)1 hId i th rvi. t t10 i'XatineiO
WIilt'llu thit t.h,,i :- t: e i 't? f Cl c WeO ;
not iof a knind to tuicli,!' ,' tW1 ord,.
(stallishcd in l:!Itrolc(. 1\c sh 1,ull'
havec desirhel, i'l what c'olnccmils onur
-,lt' i', for thle seconial.y :I.cl 4,
.,: heplet it*F.t i 1 0'0ti ' i Ull'l n , ',L
tri 'c r , iY""alliiZltioll, l 1olmr0 linpor
.,tit 1,oStio n I ll• Prll;ia' , tle Inlaiu
tnanceiiii of Iei osi;ion ill G;i rmlan:.
\We sllholl lhae dcdi,ite(, nlmoreover
that, fir aii equitaldo cmlinpensati iri,
.\ntria shhould cdc ie flctjna to It;aly
Ior i1i, in concrt wihh PriuSsia, u os 1
without reg,ud to thi tl Ircaly of 181i
sllhe nmadeo wavr in Denmarkli or behalf
oif GermanClll nationality, it seemed t,
Iin' jlust that she should recognized
the same priiciphe for italy I ccnl
ple ing the iniCdependncei of the 'll en
Suchi are the ideas whiclh, for thmr
reposo a Eurl'ope, weo should have
Ieod to carry olit. To day there is
,eason to fear tliat they can,, be de
cided only by arms. If such ap em*
ergeincy, what is the attitude it be
c'.lflies France to assume ?
Onu.ht we to manifelst our displea(
ure because Gernany finds thle treat
its of 1815 insufficint to satisfy her
natidliiil tiiiiikitcic ifhd preserve her
traiiqiuiliy? In theb war wlhich is
al~oiit to break oti i lhaeo but two
iterecsts-thlio nainteiianlce of the
I:'urol'pcali.equilibrilnm, anid, the main
tenaueo of tliat lhicli Ve l:have con
iributed to cdnstitute in, Italy.
But to save the two interests dtoi~
niot the moral force of Firvince suffer ?
hi order that her voice sliall be lis,
tened to, will she be obliged to draw
the sword ? I idd iot think so.
l;, i spilte of our efforts the hoped
of peace are not realiz.d, we are
nevertheless reassured by theldeclar
ation of the courts engaCged ill the
conflictl that whatever be thie results
of war, none of the question which
touch us shall be resolved without
the assent of France.
Let us, then, continue in a vigi
lanut neutraliy; and, strong in our
disinterestedlness, animated by a
sincere desire to see tlie hations of
Europe forget their quarrels; iinit~
in the cause of civilization, liberty
and progress, let us still remain con
fident in.our right and calm .in out
force. Whereupon, M. lo Miuistre;
I pray Ood to keep you ii His holy
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travelers.cap depend upon itawell known oI
cera for the blst accomiodations.
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11OHN MOUTON & CO's Store,