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THE SEMI-WEEKLY TIMES.
I. Ml1]EIi, EDITOR & PIIOII'IETML1
Pu BLISII I) EKVE ItX
Wednesday & Saturday.'
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Per year in at ,rcro, *.t ; pis MoItlih,
tius to admiit ut their 'taki iig a ti.\V r.k
ly, they' can havie -eit ljr tih r1'Fix>-.
1)A Y 41 .SA TUJ:.'1) Y uqice fior half tine
SAgents are allowed te COPy per rent of
the above rifes
4dre'r1isMa-O.ie sqularve filrst insnr
ron $1 30; each subsequcnt iniscrtioº;, Th
A liberal deductiou made to yearly adver
W,. n. fIMoNS ............Alexandria. j
~. MO'rAt;SE Ie......... New (ºr'eansi
A. L. LIAu............Tcroe lin, Agrent.
Mir. Jasur U. P.Y..,........ I'l a-nut Hi l~
Mr. J. B. Chnndler la thIn dumly namhuorizu dl
Iemnt of the Nutchirochrs 'l'imma fur I that prt
tlon of ihv Ptsteucf L~ouisciana and Mtl-~~i pu
pr'rdeming on then New ()UrltImu, Ja ksou anid
(Great Northern Railroal.
WI Y'. Mc^Lr.tI........Sso Aiugustinet.
Annor'r . Co.. Alv. Apart--82 Na'smmn ft.
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CAP L. PEROT, is our travelling
agent for North Louisiana snd Texr,. and nu
thorized to take suhbcriptions, for the Natchi
To our Correspondents.
Petroeurm No. 4.-Needs revision
Cannot be published in present shape.
To ''Incognito."-Dno thanks for
your kind remembrance of the 25th!
"'Over the River.'"--Not accepted.
The Kentucky Electlon.
The Inmense majority given to the
Conserv'atlve Candidate, Judge Duvall,
in Kentucky at the recent electioin is a
certain indication, that Radicalism has
been weighed in the balance and found
'wanting! When the Fall Elections anr
over, the sa~e result will be seen in all,
'or nearly all the other States. We be
lieve that the extreme course, the Radi
cals have pursued in Congress, has caused
all moderate and reflecting minds, even
among the Radicals themselves, to re
coil from the precipice to which such men
as Sumner, Stephens, and others of that
tla~e have brought the Country. No par"
ty can long retain power, which is based
buly on a single idea. The history of par
ties, in every country and age proves this'
What became of the Anti-Masonic--the
Know-nothing parties in this Country ?
They grew up in a night and died in a
night. Nor can strong passion, in an in
dividual, or in men aggregated into party
combination, long coutinne to rage. Fa
naticism, religious or political, soon dies
out of itself, if let alone. Intolerance is
forever doing foolish act. in its phreusy,
which finally rouse Into action men, who
by their temperament to education, look
a higher rule of conduct, than party disci
pline and to a loftier triumph than the
triumph of unscrupulous politicians. Such
men, may sometimes'be mislead for a time
but their reason and moral sense altitnate
ly bring dtem back to the right path
Tha$ faaatifcam ii dying out. to our mind
is clear. The mattuer in which the late
Conventlon was gotton up, and the en
theslmsa with which its proceeding have
boss ewry where received is evidence
etnoegh to satlefy us. This, and the Ken
tueky election prove that the current of
public opinion in the North is beginning
to roll strongly against the Radicals--that
eurreat will daily gather volume and ve
locity, until it will whelm in a common
grave the Demagogues who have tiegraced
tlalle of Congress and brought near to
destruction the whole fabrio of our Re
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WsATnnR, Cnors, ac.-We are in fall
Rummer. Rain every day-nights and
days, eold. As far as heard from, the cat
erpillars are working a little, but their
progresslve work is certain, undoubted.
Business very dull-Ice in Town plentiful,
and melting fast.
Ml,n COAcn. -The first coach ftom this
place to Alexandria, left Monday last, with
the malls, pasengers, &e. The line is In a
sptladid order now, and our Contractor de
Serves gratl credlit. We have an nnbrok
en line from the month of Red River up to
Shreveport, three times a week. The line
hoia this place to Texas, through Sabinetown
and St. Augustine, ls alro well arranged with
two horse cosaches, three times a week, con
jatling with t*e above line.
Naloitocha hasecoas a central point, as the
IsrBlrrabqtg (ine will soon be.in operation.
We doult not but the distributing Poet O5ce
Srill be aBllbed onesm moe at this plac--
aflbrding to the travelllng communlty, the best
U' The lew Orleans Tribuane, which
Ia atiteeditorial head the title of''Omi
cial organ of the- Bepublian party of
r(siham." sad whose motto is "To every
equality b4fbe theihra To l vy labor
ar is o . salarry, eit
S" te pa.
~MR JEFFERSON DAVIS.
It is not rly Irat lit ing and refreshing
to read so :aoliali;t'' :all arti(le a. that
S1h1ih we give 1b.low I. mn the t'icinna.li
E:qlfirhr, but renuarkaille that in the State
ot lO:io; the hlottie of Sa;inlon P. ('Ilas4e.
, (1 a 1t04(d 1Jid (1l .stronghol loo-1such
4.nll t, s.n.ibll. anll d kiutl s.entilll (ts co(l(,111
II t' xp\lr (Sltid it ehahl t ulthe distinguish
t, prisroi tr ' t .'t i s M.u1 'ue.
The a rtitle w ill so well repay Ihe rea
der thi:t w, gi e it the place of our usual
Siealt inflt (f the relprt 1of1 Surne n C',op
c u ,ii Ithe health of hMr. Davis and coiu
rne:iting thereon, it continues:
'his is the trealtic nt that is aecorded
t 4 a raun who, for fiour yturs, was at the
head of unire than one-thiMl of the St::tis
Uf the American1 U:iti0n, auId represtsnt d
cthir Goverlrument both at homue and
lrahttrld. It is the kind If revelnge that is tia
kthi u1o)01i an iiidivitliiual who wa the chief
I xptoent of a national sentiluentL, embrai
ing a ctoutnltry neaily as large as the Con
tiienit of Europe, e :clusive otf Ihussi:. It
intl!it;l'es the lallnlir in whichl the diini
(v "f the co411ntri i5 diSplaIyed toward that
great cot nbaltarlt. W.ho lr yeVlrs witlde'!
:,a owr tl ht resisted iolce(s th'It wtinltl
have o\t'rthtrowti ,nv of the ini i hity IntI
archies u11n hlie Ctn tiuient of Europel. 11
is coprnitlctilfg the recold that we aret
tukinug itp ftitr titure history. By that it
I ill ap'petar that the great hero of eleven
sovereignill States, after a long and desper
atet strugglh' wiith their tweu y-tive coin.
1t.rs, ait hist. hy the ftrtunts of war. fell
iinto tlheir iantds. Thlure were many itilt'es
Ivhitel a tritinl i ehantit of cir'lum1tanltceM
wVuldtl halvt sutllicetd to hav ye thrown Ilhi
bahlnce in1t lit other scale. A lu,(0 a.
rner of .Snlci' r.sitIi letsl pleldtl en t l'oi t lieti
hbaiinr 4,t' tlh'se Sollthern }lellligereltts ill
liht' stritd. The inamels )'. ' IB ll RUli, lirst
inll si4i[d iihiloh. the Sev'en fines. of
Ginl's MJlill, of l'rlderickshurg, of ('etlar
Mountain, of Uiinarplr'1 Ferry, oft haucl.
lorsville, of Antici lin. iof Cllickallltiigi. of
MtiirttreeShoro' anitd (hltytvuig. of Spoltt
syvainia, tof Coal Ilarlbor, tof the Wilder
it,'st, of Char;ieston, ;1u11 Riicmiiiittinl. anld
litics urng, sulggest lihe grll test in iiitatry
i-vents, both in their magnitude and inl
the bravery aii4 deterninatiton of their
ioutie', thii that ap11tar ill modern histo
ry. "Prisoner lav\is.' as hie is calletd in
this iou tress Moniiroe dispatch, had lndeicr
hin 11 iiitiiary eolluintandersl as onsuna11111 te
as Marlboronugh. W'elling, or Prince Eu
tonge. Ilte coniiiianlded others who Ipos
sessedt the tire, the dash, the intrepidity
antd the heroic bravery of Marshals Ney,
Murat, Lallnes and Davoust, the great
uiilitary lalllllitius that slU counded Nalo
1441on I. For four years "Prisoner Davli
was ait }Richl onud. with his so-called Coll
felderate Goveltlment within one hun
dred 111an t\enty miles of the seat of
the American Government. A niillion of
soldiers under arms, the best in the world.
were not adequate to his cttpjture. It re
tquired a firee as hluge as that which
fought upon both sides at Ausoerlitz. or
Jetna. ir EInnu, or Waterloo, or Friedland,
ti protect our Governmient in its Federal
(ai t(all. .Men talked altboet its beinlga re
hellitni, an injrlrrer"tIon, but, in tfict it as
serted equal helligeclel t rights wirly1ur
selves and all of the natlions of ('hristen
dtom. Its guns were lieard for lumonths
with treniltlinig a 1nd alarmli at Washingl
ton, and its hosts wereii seen in great nulm
hers from its clil1itail lir(1 s land (lomnes.
Its governllnlelt was as strong anld 1a pIl'
feet in every respect, as nluclh founded in
the choice oftht peoplle as the one that ru
led over us at Washillington.
While we, blinded by the fumes of rage
and passion, had outlawed all this mighty
1lmlss of people at the South. of us who
were contending for the Constitution as it
had beeu interpreted by the atblest Ameri
can statesimen, their deeds and achieve
inlenits had awakened a lieling akin to ad-l
niiration in their hiehalf i all i the disin
terested nations of Chri;eiludoum.
The namesa of Davis. of Lee nnd "Stone
wall" Jtlckson. of ,hlo Jhllustoi, of Long
street, of A P. Hill, of Ilteauregald, of
Hood, of Ewell, of Forrest. of Siloari, weel
cariied to the relmotest boundarictls olcivil
ization and inspired evtnl at the North
something warminer than mlere respect.
At length vastly superior numbers and
somit grave politia:l mistakes of Jeftler
son Davis decided the day agaiunst thl
eleven sovereign Stlates of the South.
Their leader fell into our hanlds, anti we,
ti our shallme ;ud dtisgrace. have bteen
treating him like a feiloi al1nd malefitor.
Thle treatme'nt of Napoleon Bonhapal'to by
the Engliiih (htvernllleint upon the islallnd
of St. Hielena, ahhich lhas a dalk stalhi
upon the honor anld thiiie oGlt' (tea Briltii
was excellen i and lihciial couilpared to t lie
iiserable periseicutiols aild tort'ire o o oiur
great antagonist. W\e have sought most
iidienlously to belittle a great national
transactionl down to the dhnenu.ion of an
odious or trceasonalle conspiracy. We
have practiced llupon our illutlio4s priseo
ner the refined ciueHty of the Cthiuese, in
conldemning him to death byV the slow tor
ture of a want of sleep. A man well stlrick
ln im years, with a constiiution 'nfeebled
hy disease, and of the most delicate or
ganization, he has been confined in prison
fotbr moure than a year, sublected to all the
rude brutality thlat mnilitiry turnkeys
could iullict. and thai too by those who
in times past dare not brook the gaze of
the eyes of the imprisoned cehieitlrtn:
There is not a mll of ordinary sense
and intelligence who dots nt. kno" that
the qnestibn of the right of a S:to to
secede has always been at least an open
one in American polities, upon which,
since the origin of our Government, the
wisest of onr statesmen have ditfered, anud
that no law applyiug to individual tre.
son ever reached that case. To make Jef
fernon Davis a victim, uder suchll cirenm
stances -to especially silugle bhim out for
punishment, is the very highest of crimi
nal injustice. During tl11 war we ex.
changed prisoners wilt the Confederate
Government, and in other respoets recog
nized it as an equal belligerent with our'
selves. Whoever heard of exchanging
prisoners with traitors or rioters 1 To go
ibehind these events, after the war is over,
and erect the gallows and the prison for
those we thus treated, is simply cowardl"
and cruel inconsistency.
We should have done to Jefferson Davisa
long ago what we didl to Gen. Lee and h:W
military compeers--released him upon
parole, and considered the matter dismiss
ed. Such . conduct would have been
worthy of a great and mlaginninmous peo
pie. It would have shown that we, ill
one respect at least, deserved tihe victory
we had won, and that we had the wisdtiiu
to appreciate the true character of the
stuiggle lnd to profit by it. The sooner
the PrMesident performs this act of justice
the better for his own reputation and that
of the country. Noune but the bloodthirsty
and the cowardly desire the further per.
secution of .efferion Davis. The shrewd
among the Radicals do not want an issue
that tlhey considered decided by the war
togoagain before and to be subjeeted to
the arbitrament of a jury. In other words,
to sink a great 'national struggle down to
the dimensions of a criminal trial, by
whose results they cannot possibly
strengthen their position. Chief Justice
of the United States, who, before he oc
cupied his present position, taught the
doctrite upon which Mr. Davis acted,
viz: the right of a State to secede, has
Ihirkedthe trial. He has invented ex
cnaes to prevent it, for he knows, as we
all know, that it would be worse than a
,hamefillt rce. The country wants not
an exoiting and irritating trial to open
old ores--wouwnd--bat t needs a gener.
i 9 aUlto4 TPD amnmty for Ll 1
BOOK OF FLOW IUS.
We have just e('en for the first time
Breek's "Book of Flowers." This is a new
edition; with many additionsofa worlpub
lished some tifteen years since, ly one, who,
amidst the avocations of an active busi
ness lily,,has found time to become a prac
tieal florist. This work has done more,
than all ether book,, towards the ernbel
ishmlienct of thousands of homeste:ils, and
to create a taste for such embelislhnents.
The time must cone, when every home
will have its parterres-its flower garden,
tir thire is a lhlent, love of beauty in eve
ry heart. WVhat eve so dull-what heart
so cohl, as not to look with delight on
river, valley and mountain-with the col
lage which the hand of beauty has sur
rounlded with roses, woodbines and ever
'Tlhe cultivation of flowers is the highest
evidence of a refined taste-its tendoeney
is to pinify the heart. We would not say
that a highly cultivated taste, is religion,
for this would not he deemned quite ortho
dox, lbunt who will deny that it adds new
charms to the r-ligions charac ter? To
every ione possessedi otf such taste, what
ever is low, sordid and mean. appears
most disgut linug-nor can such a one
walk forth amnid the beautiful and grand
of the works of God, without feeling some
kimndling of devotion. The cultivation of
flowers, 'herself the fairest flower." is the
peenliar provitnce of vwoman, and we trust
the tiune will soon conime when every dwell
ing, however lnmlde it may be, will have
its porterre of l" wers.
The above work is published by the
house of Juld & C('o., New York.
A Goon Jo)Kti-NoTICE TO Sr'Ctr'.A
To(us-A friend of ours has just received
the following accon t sale, of 219 sacks of
cotton seed sent lately from his cornmission
Account sale of 219 sacks cotton seed
teceiverl per Steamer................ Aug.
14th 1ý66 and sold for account of Mr. Pc
219 Sacks cotton seed
420l6h u wI2J.0 per ton $' fi,5O
70t8tb ® 13,00 per ton 45.50
Contuns.iou 3,60 71,35
Nett proceed- -5
New Orleans, August 1, 1~66.
Who will pay for the 219 empty sacks?
Better to use seed as fertilizer and keep
the sacks for baling purposes.
*-Po' r Exei'ri.'," Faci SPrINvGILTrm To)
NM.trcutsTE.-caturday la-t ¶e received a
letter ifrom our ohlging friend Li:so, inform
ing us. that the Ctntratt for carrying the
mail from Springville to this p l.ce had been
taiken.; the letter came through by the "Poey
Express LZc." for which we are indelhbted to
the energy and perseverance of the citizens of
Springville, aided by some plantk; at or near
Gr(;r ppe's Bluff.
TrAsnnew ent-rri'se is a private one an1 wsr'
highly compliment our neighbors on their sue
cees. The .Vatchiloches Thr' will now he
rectular'y sent to Grappe's Bluff, Grand 1ayou.
Spriagville and Loggy Bayou.
TIHE LAST CONGRESS.
(7Translated from 'Le Courier des Elat Utni.')
Expressly for the Na tchi Loch es Times.
In Novcmhlr 1864, when the mem
bers of the ((Congre~s, which has just
adjoirned, were elected, no one clear
ly foresaw the end of the civil war.
Passiort and rage were at their high.
est pi'ch emonn a great many, who
cool not forgive the South her t-e
roic resistance and who wished, cost
what it mi,.ht, to finish with those
whsmn they l,'ubked upon as rebels.
Hence the choice of men of extreme
vies ;-metn more "rrinarkable 1ly
ftr for drterminaiion than for talent,
and whose presumed qualities were
to become dangernus faults when cir
cumstances shonul change.
We need not contrast the marked
difference which existed in the situa
tin of affairs in November 1864,
iand in l, ccrcber 1865, when Congress
met. The members who constituted
the majority, the Radicals, as thy
aie called, had in the interval learn
ed r.ol.hiag and forgiven nothing.
'Their resentment against the oufh
iwas as violent as in the days of the
strroggle, and their rage was stimo
?ited b. the fear of loss of power
with which they were threatened by
the cumparatlvely moderate disposi
tions entertained towards the ian
quished by Mr. Johnson.
Accordingly, even before the Pres
ident'smessage had been sent to
them, contrary to all precedent and
sense of propriety, the Radicals be
gan their onslaught upon the Presi
dent. Thence forward, there was
ntothing bit a succession of double
edged measures directed against the
outh and against the President
Reconstruction ! It was talked of on
ly to put it off or to give color to
acts whose only result would be to
prevent it altogther. The public
g-od I The word was rever mention
ed, or if in a moment of forgetfulness
it slipped through the speaker's lips,
it was understood to mean the ad
vantage of the dominant faction and
its continuane in power. The Con
stitution! It was being sapped to
its very foundations by the amend
ments which were cu)ntintaly voted
and by those it wus proposed to
make. By the Freedmnan's Bureau
Bill, by the Civil Right's Bill, and by
other laws, they were driving head
long on the highway of centraliza.
tion, which inevitably leads to the
arbitrary and despotic Personal
questions, and matters of the shop,
if we may be permitted to use the
expression, were substituted to ques
tions of public good. They had
plenty of time left for the considera
tion of these, and They accordingly
postponed them to the last days of
the session, with the privilege of
voting on them by the bulk, or of,
forgetting them entirely or of wanton
ly i-ijurig nuumlbs oi legitimate in
Sad s7pcctatle3 In anl assembly
which was supposed to represent
"thie most practical people of the
world," there was not to be found a
man who was truly impressed with
a sense of the public good --not a
fi nancier, not a public-econoimist.
The dearest interests of the counltry
wceI not only disregarded; they
were not understood ev,,n. There
are cases in which pitriotisinm may
supply the place of ability--ont lirec
here was no such thing. We re
pheat. it, everythingl was suol)rdiil:te to
party and to the particular interests
of individuals, who were .Cpndent
for their bread on st ict adherence
to party. The President was thwart
ed in the least CXerCise of( his pow'
er, even at the risk of stopping the
wheels of government and l'causing
A narchy wat; ev(er'ywhe're. The
mnost lawfuli olders of the l'resildent
were treatd as ill an:l void by ofli
cials whlo vere sistainediby the rad
ical artionm in (conrres. No n''
knew wIhere a GCenr:cals l,'wt'r st',lp'
ed, ir where that of a (ýovernr she
g an T' he cal)rice and p1,s5iOns It
irad icalism were everywhere in the
ascendernt, and law and epquiry were
Snowhere to be found.
D)id the members of Congress com
pensate by any good qualities for so
jmany fatal vices ? Not at all. On ac
cou mt of what shining merit, by
means of what special virtue, did
their ackin wh dged leader, Thaddeus
Stevens, obtain a real dictatorship ?
Is he an Orator ? his diarrhwa of
words, his Billingsate, his incorrect
tesS and his excesses lln speech
scarcely resermble eloquence Is he
a pr ofound St atesman ? If States
nmanship conrsits in aught besides the
short sightedness, lie does not of sellishncss
Sknow the meauinog of the word. Is he a
Political-economnist I It is only necessary
to read Ii is speeches and his re doutions of
the subject to be satistied of the contrary.
The party that governed the Union was
under thlie lead of a unning wire-puller,
a reckless politician, and no more.
Alb uno di"se canes. BIy r". Stevens we
imav estimathet worth of the gang that
i walked in his tracks. Accordingly, the
tilint thaat was to he found in the oppos
ing camp, though by no means great, was
sufliciently so, to overshadow the Radi
eals. This acecounts for tho expulsion of
Voorhies. Brooks and others. Mediocrity
does not like that anything should rise
above its own level, to mnatter who slight
ly-its vanity is hurt as vwell as its pas
Not only did Congress fail to respect
the pople of the United States, but it
failed to respect itself. Not the remotest
idea of the convtentionalitis :-not the
least dignity. Who (ldoes not recollect the
i:,lIceut laughter with which the most
serious messages from the President were
grleeed'i Who is it, that does not lee l
hlct the scandalous scenes, which were
thel natural offspring of the chronic
i drunkenness of certain Senators, such as
McDougall: the abusive language utter
ed in full session, and the horse-whipping
'inflieted by an insulted Representative
upon a eollc:mgne. who appeared to have
Slearned his language in the very worst
'l'h Raili-al slheets, the Tribne, for in
sttance, profess to le well satistied with
this session of ('onigrss. Easy as they
are to please, we cannot bring ourselves
to ii ieve in their -ineerity. What grand
idea did 'omnress follow iup). If. iii its
i ove for the negro and its t·rll ' he
i-lualily of the races, it nhal proposid some
no-.isure for the attainmni-t of that end,
one might have oppo'i-d it, discussed its
i loropriety. pointed out the fatal conse
quences that world surely follow. But
tilre was nothing of the sort. CUngrtess
did nothing but tack albout-thou;m:ht of
I ntothing, but party jiohbing ;-and true the
Radi:cals may, with ustice, accuse it of
lukewarmness and incapacity, even whilst
lookiug fromi a point of view diametrical
ly opposed to oars.
In what rlatles to our foreign policy,
Ceongress has Iieen as null and as stentseless
as in what relates to interval policy. Unl
timiely manifestatatious iin favor of Jua
rists and Finians:-ro truly broad and
pattiotie views ;-trifliug provocations to
France and to England, who treated them
with silent contempt;-This is their whole
To resume: Congress, after the longest
session known in the history of the United
States, has not settled al singtlle questk l,
aIil has succeeded only in uaking the
situ ation worse. It leaves the question olf
reconstruction a littlet lessc ad vanced thlan
it was in Deoim'mer last--the South more
disaffected-the finances in as a bad state;
the direcltaxe ns as heavy, the indirect
ones increased-all minds unet y and agi
tated lit has ashown neither knowledge,
talcnt nor paitriotism. It has demoralizied
the pullic mind hy the exhihition of the
Wost scandalous 51ec taicles and hy faniil
ita zitt it with the sightli of shamefu nl joib
hings,. It has eneouriaged fillibufsteris,
that is, hit enational brigandgie, iyl its
Fiit ian and Mexican deimostra i ions and by
the disposition it has shown to atnend the
exellent neutrality laws ofr 1818. Under
whatever aspect this session of Congress
- is viewed, one sees nothing but low and
Sgrovelling passionsi, selfish and mlean cal
uelations, narrowtess of inild, seoatdal
and falsehood. The vessel of evil is brim
rfuld-thiat ofr good is empty.
The Radicals have betin spoken of as
Jaeobinsl and wehe have ourselves used the
expression, which several of our Amneri
ean confreres had generalized.. God for
bid. however, that we should seriously
ceihpare the ranting Congressional major
ity with the great Jr Tobins of our own
Tadese fond an excuse, if not a justifica
itit, in the i terrible ircuinstan~e. under
which they were placed, and even in their
very errors, history has ascribed to them
a charecter of imposing grandeur. 'I bey
were in the midst of an actei struggle,
and that fate to which they consigned
the vanquished, the knew would not
be spared to themselves. Most of them
were disinteresated men, who put the coun
try above everything-above humanity
even. Talent was overflowing in theni,
and pages of eloquence abound in the re
ports of the sittings of the Convention and
of the Committee of l'ublie Safety. Whatl
a difference between d tm and the present
Congress, both as to men a nd circum
stances! No! The Radieals do not de
serve the name of Jacobins ;-they have
had only their worst aspirations, without
having the same courage, intelligence and
reason for their passions.
God grant that the coming elections
give the lie and a warning to the Con
gressional majiority! God grant that the
great National Phtiladelphia Convention
may enlighten those who persist in clos
ing their ears and shutting their eyes!
May the American people break off its
habit of preferring third and fourth abili
ties, and choose as their Representatives
men really able and possessed of political
intelligence. For it is not common minds
who henceforth will restore to the coun
try its normal tranquility, its comprom
ised prosperity and its ancient splendor.
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iher Petroleum Stoves.
eeabstisaenqt ad4 inea4 tor-rular.,
Etate of Feeling.A Among the Hun
Pesth, JTnly 23.-The Pesti Naplo pub
lislhes an art ic'le to which counider:al.,lc ilm
portance is attached, as it is bclieVed to
state the present feelings of the Hung:l
rians tonward Austria. The article is said
to he frorm the pen of the popular leader
Dr:ak. and was approved by a meeting of
netllhers of the Diet, whichIl took place
at the house of Baron Keninny. It is as
'[The Ionarchy is in the uitmnost cdanger,
and llnntary stand. ulout the brink of a
donutfitl fTituir. historical necessity :sli
desti nv lhav con1pl,'d us together. In
1his: alliance the monarchy has slight
stremtih. lHungt-ry, security, treaties,
lnd tihe oaths of the King ndl of his s.b
jects. have only santionid wha eients
ave lrit'iiht forth. 'he 'ate of the
jnonachy, therefore, naturally reacets 111011
tle Ifat) of lTtvar. ('leanot tell at
1pi'i'rt what thle effect of this reaction
will Ie. but upon that very accoiunt we
must guard against stakino the fate of
onr fatherland through excess of conl
dence or the inactivity of alariin. We
must place onlrslves upon the Lrl'ond of
treaties, of rirht. and of law. We must
repeat that the addresse.s of the Diet ex
pi.s ed the wvishes and the sense of right
of the nation. We must a.gain declare
that 1irnect for the treaties has in past
ti mes' vien power t.o the realni and se(n -
rity to Tllnurarv. and that the weakness
of the 1mon.rehiv a5nd the snufferings of
tllngarv alike date from the disregard ofi
Ihose trea ties. We must aver that tnhe
violent attenml ts un1d' to anuihilat'e the
historically developed state organinm
have only enfeelded the monarchy, vwhich
relonired stren'ithlt, and have oily in1(crea
sed our at tfacll rell t to thait sta;rte ouanii
zation it was desired to destroy. While
we state this we must at the same time
declare thl t even in face of the gloomly
fuiure. it is the naition's hiihest wish to
place itself upon the groundl of thlie tre
ties, to thud in ri!ht and in law that pow
er which moav imnplrt streingiih to the re
lantions of alliance. nod affhlrd security to
the faliherhlrad. Bit this wish demands
seedtly satisfaction. The dangerous po
sition of the nlutnarchiy admits no delay.
A conoSidehiile, lart of the realm is illn
nuindatlel hr hostilie armies, and Ilungary
alone siill rentains free. But Ilnngary is
dead. Wilh Iluntgary everything. or at
least imunch. e:n he accoimtllishredl, but lh1n
gary 1, herself c:n do nothling, for h1er
halids are tied. The only thing that can
iun iiid her hanlds. that can again inspire
her with the Ireeath of lifi is solely and
alone parliamentary govet1nneint. We
do nlt desire to manl anl eotnltlaiunts
against the liungarian nleribers of the
pre.senlt aiduliistr.ation. In faee of the
lar,;enress of events criticisnt as to the
judingeuernt and groodwill of individua.ls
falls into the h:ack.'rounrd. The sit nation
of the monarchy, and the intlerest of Ilun
gary.. which coincides wilt that of thef
nomonarhy. require tIhat thet governiment
should pocssess an energy demanded by
extraordinary eireiiaimshii es lias well as
the streigthii alone to lie derived from the
concord of the entire nation. 'hibs ener
gy, this strength. none lbut a parliaunent a
ry ,,overnume'nt carn possess in Ifnrgary.
If 1iuni'al v can still do anything for the
nmonarchy. for the treiaties, this is only
p]lo. iltle if she is restored to freedolt of
actiin, if a gov.rni:ient is piaced at the
head of Ithe inion tvhich is the expressionl
of the natilual will. aril in w hich it may
perceive a guarantee for its existence and
. - - 'I..
tA Sn,ýbciber AsKS F-ORt INFORMA
ThiN -Mir. Editor, will you please il ornt
a snh'tli'' r whether that porlion of tihe
earth's suriace. inhcluled lbet e(' the
town iltd I htidge and thledirt-hrbilge across
Old River. :aid bit weern Red aund 1Ohi
Rivers andl lhation des Ides. is within the
lit~its of the corporatiin of the 'r'owtr of
Nhhatocithes ? If vou answer yea, phlease
giv'e yur sit erilher infiorima tin on the
,. Arel, lbs :.llowed to rltn at large
within the !iiiiis if i,' corpolration
2. How rtiaiiy itlrsoiuls itt /t tilito are
permnitt l'd to hlrnt "'l.grasitls" within tile
liiitis if tile' ('oh r plilorat ioun '
3.' Ale not lthie ati cxcessivo nuutber
for OlylV O 01 ll'r i ?
4. Is the' Town ofllNatchitoches entitl'd
to a Constable, and if so, has it one ?
In answer to the first question of our
correspondent we say that the ground he
mentions is within the corporate limits of
the Town of Nal chitoches.
To question 1. we can only say that in
asnutuch as hogs do run at large, it is fair
to presume that they are allowed to do
To questions 2 and 3, we answer that we
believe thoro used to be a law forbidding
Sthe discharge of fire-arms, but that the
law has been so far repealed as to allow
the dischamge of fire-arms except in self
defence, when a murderous assault is
To'question 4 we anrswer : that we be
lieve the Town Is entitled to a Consta
Ible, andt tle present iucumbent endea
vors to do his duty.
For the Natchitoches Times.
Lines ctrillen after readinq Mattie May, to
Slannie Lee, and Lula.
Three bright gems, of Southern poesy,
Their wreath of Iove, by gelrils wnoven,
As ahliss suprenttm to the Time ws was given
A gift io rare comes likes incense front
First gay Witty.
Mattie May, with a brow as purel a lily
That brow, around which, raven bands are
And an eye, that glows with gay witty
Like radiant stars through the ether shi
Secondly, thoughtful Stannie Lee.
In fancy I've linked thy own heart with
And, methought I felt its trembling emo
Yes that heart so pure and almost divine
IHas chained my wild love to passionate
Thlirdly Gentle Lurla.
Oh human gu'lr! A pearl rare and pure,
Which genius gave earth to bloom and
And thle augels lent their bright form and
To robe and grace gentle Lula's bosom.
August 19th 1866.
THE GERMAN PRINsCES -Berlin, JTuly
27--Trhe futiure position of those
princes who have been compelled, by
recent events, to quit their domin.
ions, are reserved for special ar
rangemernt between them and the
King of Prnusia, subject to the ap
provwl of a German parliament. is
the counrtry ,ccupied by the Prus
sians catrrot all be treated alike, the
me.iatiry effolrts of the Grand Duke
of Badcer, in rclation to Southern
Germ;tlny, will probably meet with a
peedy and ftvorable result.
5 Thanks to 8. M. Coley, Grauad Eore
fiwr apper of the 894
New York, Aug. 17.-An Ottawa dis
patch says the Fcnianl scare is revivingi
in C('aida. It is kn.own in Ottawa that a
grecat Fenian picnic is to take placeo in a
few weeks on Orand Island, Niagraliver, ý
when 15,0'to Iriihlien will be present,
arlled and equiplp'd, wit the intention
of Imaking a descent onL Canadian territo
In view of this knowledge the Canadian
GoVcIrnirt nt is making active preparations
for defencie. Gunboats are heing sent to
the expl,'citetl scicne of hostilitles; the
volunteers arne hing thoroughly drilled,
and a camp of 50,000 is to e establishedl
opposliic Grand Island. '~te Oflicials of
the (Government are counselling togetller
at ()ttawa, but are keeping their collcils
iprofoullndly secret. Strange charact('l
havee beeniprotwling altoult the streets of
'Torolto andtl other lrde(lr townls, who are
known to hlie Fenian eniigraniits,
WAsuIlN('GTON, Aug. 21.-The President
ofticially annoluillces to Gov. Ilhnilton
thalt le is rclieved of hiis position as Pro
visional Goverlnor of Texes, the afllhirs of
that Stat iha\ting hieei rellittI l to tile
constitutilonal lauthorities chosen by the
New York, Aug. 21, 1 P. M.--Gold, 1-17.
Sterling Exchange (lot.
Cotton rules quiet at 31@36e.
The Conspiracy at Vera Criuz.
New York, Aug. 17.--The Iferahl's Mex
iean ('orresloniidient states that an ap
pronei'hhing crisis threlatens tlie downfill of
Maxiihilian's Empire. Martial law has
bieen declared in a illInuher of tStates.
It has been discovered that the late con
spirLey in Vera Cr'ilz cohlternlihplted lthe
seizlure of all ilitary and civil officers,
and then tonescape.
Ahonlt fiflteen ll ndllre soldiers were
bribedlil, miostly of the Egyptian corps, andi
the Liberal parties ouitsil(e the city were
duly infornmed of the intet iition, and were
to co-operate; but the whole thilng was
discovered by nlleans of a caplturel dis
patch. Thie principals were arrested and
the hribed soldiers relieved,
The eighteen arre-ts recedtly inade in
the citv of Mexico were of persons who
had conspired to ahdilet the Eiiperor
froltl his palace and carry himi off to the
iimlint ains. A letter purptortiing to hbe
written by Gen. Santa Anna to tile Arch
Iisholp Orl'd l ell urges tilhe latter to enter
into the plot. lbe was thlerefiore arreste4l,
Ibut was not Ihallished to Yucatan the salie
as the rest. by reason of his failing health.
WAmiGscToN, Aug. l5.-Senor Ronmero
has received iiiformation that i popular
insurrection took place recently at Papan
tis, il the State of Nera Cruz. Tqt Iim
pei:il iiithoritit's iwerle al'rested, anti arms
ilistriliutedil aioni the people, Ol heatr
in_ thi s hews suu Austrian troops were
sent from Jeziulitla. They were allowed
to comlle into the city, and were afterwards
sulrrouinded lnld eanptured with all their
imnlskets, aIililnlitilion, anld two pieces of
artillery. Insurrections are said to be of
iiicolmion occurrence in Mexico, since the
people have heard that the French are go
iiin to leave the country.
Baltimore Delegates to the
E t.TIiint:, .\ýui. 15 --The umnoiidition
al 1Union 'tilonlnvititn was held liere to-day.
George 1[. Sanders, of Hloward county,
was chosen permanent. Presidenit, aind
lllmade a supeech indolrsiing the naetion of
Congress, as against the President's poli
Resolutlions were adopted to appoiuit
deli"gatit to lhe Convelntion of Siutherni
"'I talists." which meet in Phiiladelphi!
on the :;d of Septeniher.
The ('tnlii t tie on Riselil ions. through
their charirlntn,, C. C. Fltonii, reported a
f se ries 1 n reisolutions. ilndorsing the recoin
sitruction mieasirlres of Congricss annd the
proptosed amendiiients to thiu r,'nstitution,
iurhtin thie necessity of maintaiining tihe
re'istry law otf thel vote, ind iondeliningil
the course of (ov. w~t;lnn iin relation to
Said itW, et'.
OrmowA, C. W.. Autiust 21.-Military
p.Iriparations are making. Solno app''e
r bension is felt; 11 mani are nowr on the
Welland Canal at Thoroll ; two hlattalions
I leini of volunteers anld half a battalion
and half a Ihattery of regulars; also troops
Sof the volnuteer cavalry
Fire arms and munitions of war aro to
Scomel, adlmitted into Canlada. free of dnty,
until the 15th of next mlinthl in acctorl
afncl withl an order in fithe council of the
f 16th inst., to enable private partics to get
Extraordlunaryl Rlurmor in Rome.
Loldon, July 31.-An extraordinary rin
tnor h:.as been pirevalent in Rinoo to thel,
effect that thle I'opo had given thile Holly
City up to France, fearing that it might
Sfaill into the hands of tlh Italian Gov
ernment. This, of colrse, was speedily
denied, and a eonnter-runimor set afloat
Sthat not only had the Pope not yielded
Rome, but claimed indemnity for tile
Sloss Ie sustained in thile provinces of Ve
ne ia. This is the dispatch,purporting to
come from Paris. which was fosted up in
Rome: "The Emperor accepts the cos
uion of Venetia, and gives it to tile Pope
in compe,'ation for the losNt provinces of
Avignon, Carpentras, Marano, Romagna
and Urmbria. Th Potpe will recognize
the King of Itnly. It was sr~gested a
short time ago tlhat tlhe Czar of Russia
was ofopinion that Romo onght to re
vert to Italyv, and it may Ibe tlhat tIle as
pirin ll' atriotismln of t he illustrious penin
suli will yet r,,alizo their complo dreams
of Italian uiiityv.
Viieuna. July 29.-Ablont ten days ago
the Frei i|i nihnister for foreign alfairs re
qji stedl Prince Metternich to inform his
goilrnmillult that Frfance gave Venetia
hack to A4ustria. "in order that she her
self' ililht cede it. to Italy." The eillias
I sadlor was unliilling to make Sncllh a dis
ilgreeble coIllunlliln icaitln to Count ,fenS
tldor. and the Duke de (framaoit was there
fore instrneteli to inform the Auilstlril
niinister for fore:ign ,thlirs that Venetia
had, ceased to hehlotig to lFrance.
Peris, Aug. 20, 1 P. M.-It is ldenietl on
authority Ililmt tlll, lllle'l'ress of Mexico has
threatened that Maximnilian will abldicate
when the Frenchi are witlhdrawn from
Mexico. It is also stated 1by authority
that her mission to France is to ask tha
Sassistalice of thle French forces in Mexico
prior to thlleir evacmuation of tho country,
Sto quell the insurgents.
Paris, Aug. 21, A. M.--It il rnumored
peace has been made between Prussia,
Anustria and Bavaria. A report also cllr
rent that the Czar of Russia has taken
I fornal steps towardsnl the negotiation of a
treaty of alliance between Russia, Francel
* aild Austria.
1Paris, Aug. 21, P. M;--The statements
thlat France has detnulded territorial coln
cessiouns from Belgium is untrue. The
Mniiteur of to-day officially gives a denl
al to the report that France will de
mand of Belgium the cession of any part
of her domnin'ons.
3BAYoU BOURBEUX BRIDGE AND SWAMP
-We advise our HIonorable of the Police
Jury to pay a visit th the above bridge,
They will be anply satisfied.
S' Our town is remarkably healthy
for the season,
Just Received, Blank State License, on
Tra.les and Professions, for the year 1866.
All iersons interested will pleas. call at
my office and procure their Licence, with
out further notice.
J. C. HUGHES,
Sheriff & Collector, Parish of Natchitoches.
Augt. 2Eth 1t660,--w&w.-I MV9
The Frankforters Asking For.
The following is the text of the note
which has been addressed by the ,enar
tor 3:aron Iei mas, of f'rankfort, to their
Excellenceis M. Drouyn De thuys, Prinea
Gortsc.hakoltff and Lord Stanley:
It is still insistced that Frankf'ort shall
pay Iwentvly-ve millions oe Iloriins, he(ides
the six millions already paid. and in adldi.
tion to the two millions of provisions and
horses already furnished to the l'russiau
troops, and all sorts of other requisitions.
The Senate and the municipal corps of
Frankfort having having assembled to ad.
dress a petition to the King of Prussia,
ine having chosen M1. lDe Rothschild and
two other citizens of consideralion to pre
sent it in perIon. to his majesty, the Prts.
sian ('ivil CoInmnissary has refused the
neeodfiul peruission. The Burgomaster
}Feliner, whom General Falllen,,ttin had
chosen for one of the con missaries of the
town, has hanged himself in despair at
the manner in which the town and him
slf have been treated. A list has been
obltained of all the members of the Sen
ate and the municipal bodies, as well as
an atcrount of their landed and personal
property, probaly with the intention of
making them personally responsible for
the payment of '15,000.000 flormis. All tho
hankers, as the result of these measures,
have joined in declaring that in case of
violence of this sort they will 'suspend all
their payments both in Germany and
abroad. The Prussians who inhabit
Frankfort have sent a deputation to tihe
Prussian commissary to plead the cause
of the town and explress their indignation.
I can only fnltill a sacred duty in comnmu
nicating this news to your Excellency,
begging you in the name of humanity to
plead with his Majesty the cause of the
unhappy City of Frankfort.
The President and the Threats
of the Radicals.
Commenting on the bloody threats
of the iRahlicals itn connection with
the President, the Cincinnati En
quircr appropriately re'rinrks that the
President can not take too great care
of his life, or look too cloI,ely to his
lpersonal safely But one trail being
stands in the path of the mnost un.
scrupulous, most revengeful and tics
perate faction of modern times in the
excre:se of their unbridle lust and
passion. That life is in as great
peril as the two young Princes in
English history, who were committed
to the care of the next heir to the
throne, the bloo.ly tyrant, Glouces
It seems to be the aim of the Rad
ical leaders to put in the annals of
American history, hitherto-before
they obtained the reins -white and
pure, the darkest and most terrible
pages that disfigure the decline and
fall of the Roman Empire. Like tv
rants and usurpers in all ages, they
have waded through blood and vio
lence to the seat of supreme power,
and, obtaining it in that way, it carI
only be continued by the sameo
We can have no political or social
repose, no nat;onal quiet, while these
despotic Jacobins, who now fill Con
gress and the Northern State Gor
ernments, are in power and position.
All its objects are those that look to
strife, turbulence and fierce conten
tion. The passions--hate and re
vcnge-which it has aroused, are as
enduring as the human heart, and
are calculated to exist for centuries.
Look at the iummediate ol!bject and
purpose-the impeachment and depo
sition of the Presilent Does any
one suppose that canu 1e efficted by
a Congress constituted as this is,
with one-third of the States excluded
by force, and by a vote which falls
far short of lthe number required by
the Constitution to give legality to
so important a proceeding? Will
the FPresident; tlhec conumander in-chief
,of the army arnd navy, wthose policy
has the indorsement of a large ma
jority of the American people, North
and South, permit himselfto I be de.
posed and disgraced by his factious
Cenemies, who in so doing disregard
the ConstitutiorI and every princi
ples of justice ? (an any one fail to
see where such an attempt woild
lead, and the public consequences
that would result from it ? Will tho
people sancti6n and sustain the men
who are in favor of this desperate
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Succesion of John Connoway, deceased.
ANN ELLEN CONNOWAY, having ap.
plied to be appoiuted adminintrttrix ot'
the succession of John Connoway. dvccae d.
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concern to show catse within ten days why
the application of the petitioner should not be
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Succession de John Connnoway,4 dddd
ANN IIELENE CONNOWAY, ayant de
mand at i tre nomlune administratrice.do
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