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OR AT LAw, AND NOTARY PUBLIC, will practice
his profession in this and the adjoining Pa
rishes. Office on second street, opposite Court
Yard Square, ore door below McCloskey's store.
Office at Alexandria, La. apla
Oroborn & Shropshire,
ttorneys and Co unsellors at Law,
W"LL practice their profession in this and the
adjoining Parishes.
Office in Alexandria, next Door to the Post
Odice. m18.ly.
HE )PARTNERSHIP heretofore existing be
tween Messrs. W. B. & J. C. Lewis, is this day
dissolved, and a new o e substituted therefor be
tween Messrs. W. B., J. C. & E. T. Lewis, who
will piaotice their profession in the parishes of Ra
pides, Avoyelles, Natchitoches and Catahoula.
One of them will always be found at their office in
Alexandria. Feb 23 '59-1y
Attorney and Counsellor at Law;
I ILL practice his profession in this
and adjoining parishes.
Office 3d door below the Alexandria House.
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law,
dec30-1y Alexandria, La.
WILL practice in the Thirteenth and adjoining
Districts. Offices in Alexandria and Marks.
ville, La. [aug 10-ly
ULaw Notice.
Attorneys and Counselors at Law.
H AVING associated themselves in the practice of
their profession, will attend regularly the Dis
trict Courts of the Parishes of St. Landry, Cal
easieu, Rapides and Avoyelles, and the annual ses.
sions of the Supreme Court at Alexandria and
Opelo/ias. .... O!lice at Opelousas, La. ap27
'fi4ce i the Court House, Alexandria, La.
March 30, 1858 -ly
JUSIlUE OF 17ll/ PEA CE, f
Alexandria, La.
Office on Third Sti ebtnear the Methodist Church,
and immediately in the rear of the Rapides Houpe.
tg" Office one door south of the American Of- t
Ace, in the room lately occupied by Dr. Lamm.
August 17 185:5-ly.
(Private Secretary to the Governor.)
General Collecting Agent,
RESPECTFULLY offers his services in the above c
capacity. All orders cntrusted to hint for the
collection of claims against the State, of what
ever nature, will be promptly and faithfully at- C
tended to, and at a reasonable rate of compensa- h
tion. t
g~He will also attend to the entering of Lands,
where parties desiring the same, will furnish him
with the requisite data as to locality, number of a
township, range, etc.; also, to the redemption of e
lands sole, or forfeited to the State, for non pay- a
meat of taxes.
Baton Rouge, La-Gov. R. C. Wickliffe, and HIon. e
A. S. Herron. g
Jberille Parish--ExCrov. P. O. Hebert.
eae Orleanus-Gen. M. Grivot, Gen. John L. Lewis,
Hon. A. O. Ogden, Gen. Jno. Armstrong.
Oarrollton-W. T. Scott, Esq.
NatehituhesnDr. J W. Butler.
Lake Providence--T. 't. R. Hatch, Esq.apl3-4m f
OINWvEER and SUR VEYOR, offers his 5
seervicee, in the above capacity, to the citizens i
of the Parish of Rapides. May 18, 1859-1y
F. G. R ANDOLPli & CO.,
No. 50 CoxMoN STRER, a
Decl15, 1858-1y New Orleans. h
61 Carondelet Street, Is
Referenecr- I. LzvY & Co., , Alexandria, La. a
SJuly 6, 1859-ly. :
01. 1. MARKS. ISAAC N. MARKS. di
JOS. H. & I. N. MARKS ,
-ANf.. b
o.. 48, 45 and 47 N.w Levee,
And 33, 35 and 37 FuLTON STREET,
Between Poydras and Gravier Streets, ec
, Dec15, 1858-1y . New Orleans. fa
t( Country orders promptly attended to. M
No. T7 Exchange Place, pl
Mrh 16-1y BALTIMORE.
tFrS celebrated Oil, makes the best and cheap- tic
Sest Light in use, and is for sale by thesubscri- f"
br by the barrelor gallon, also Camphene, and
) ing Fluid or Spirit Gas; together with
latery variety of style, from Kitchen to Parlor; o;
4MPelb6EY and P'IRIT (AS or FLUID do,
Franklini Lamp. e
b'. uraing Lard or kitchen Grease. A geniai
rtment of Glas and Paper Shades, Wicks, ot
• i. Fillers and Chimney Brushes &c; will be sold a
* p for cash, at the New Lamp Store,
S. Oders promptly attended to. In
tyil3,-s ATEMON HILL.
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New Orleans Correspondence.
v; The Independevt Movrtneent-Greed for Ofice in the
is way of Reform-The Elements of Success in the
State Ticket--Democratic Discipline--Our next
NEw OaLEa.s, October 15, 1859.
LT I find it impossible to give you any political news
of interest from the city, for nothing is visible on
the surface, relative to the movements of the con
tending parties for the Parish offices. That there
x is an under current at work is certain, but I assure
- you in sober earnestness, that It is to me as a
"sealed book." There is every symptom of great
activity in the antagonistic parties, but there is no
Ig talking. Heretofore, some one of those drinking
8* palaces for whicn our city is remarkable, has been
made a kind of political rialto, where candidates
and place-seekers congregate for the purposes of
discussion, meeting friends by appointment, inter
r. changing opinions in regard to the political pros
of pects of their respective parties, and many other
s- things inseparable from an active political canvass;
but such is not the case now, and your correspond.
d ent not being naturally locomotive in his tastes
and habits, has a great many channels of reliable
information closed against him.
I ackno ledgw tAtu I am not iegnised a one
of the hopefully zealous in this independent move
ment, but I intend to give it my hearty support
and will contribute what little influence I may pos
sess in its behalf. But the detstable appetency
for office has been made unforfunately manifest in
the independent nominations. I was under the
impression that the candidates would be selected
irerspective of political feeling and that there
would be presented to the citizens of the Parish of
Orleans, a list of unobjectionable men, who in
f- themselves would create a personal platform on
which the lovers of law and order of all political
shades might meet, for the purpose of doing battle
in wresting the Government of the city from the
hands of those who for the last four years have
been rioting and debauching themselves on the
common Treasury of the State and city; but I am
disappointed. I find some of the stereotyped
- claimants for Parish officers on the list, men, who
- have neither worth, capacity nor influence sufficient
to command the respect of any save the most ac
tive partisan politicians and who neither under
f stand nor respect a single principle of the Demo
f cratic party except that attributed to Gov. Marcy,
"to the victors belong the spoils." I cannot, in
justice to the country Democracy, withhold this
expression of my opinions, but my desire is so I
great to see this horrid K. N. party destroyed that 1
I intend going the "entire swine, bristles and all."
' The circulation of my opinions can do no injury to
the candidates now before us for election, but my
self-respect requires that I should express myself
freely to you.
If there was a close and doubtful contest for
I State oflicers, this independent movement would
Iinsure the election of the State ticket. Col. Moore
and his ticket will receive every independent vote
in the city and every Democratic vote, except from
the Soule and True Delta clique. His vote will be
a third larger than that received by Gov. Wickliffe,
and his majo~ity in the State will be very large,
larger than any Democratic candidate for Governor d
has ever received before. The judicious selection
of the Democratic State ticket evinced extraordina
ry foresight in the Convention which nominated it
for the elements of success pervade it in an aston
Ishing degree; take the entire list, and no more
favorable selection could have been made.' Per
sonally and politically they command the respect
and earnest support of the Democratic party, and
even the sticklers for sectional and geographical
divisions cannot find fault with it, and on the 7'th
of November next it will be heartily and triunmph
antly endorsed by the sovereign people at the
ballo - xes.
e Democratic party of Louisiana has been ¶
sadly disjointed of late years, by the unnatural anad
even ladelicate ambition of those who, by popular
favor had been unexpectedly elevated to the Chief
Magistracy of the State. They inexplicably mis
took the action of the Democratic party; in elect
ing them, as evidences of some extraordinary per- P
sonal popularity in themselves, Ihsing sight com
pletely of the known fealty of the party to disci
pline and its usages. Every good Democrat will
vote for the nominee of his party regardless of his
personal predilections. Every personal objection
must yield to the action of the noininating Convon- a
tion, and experience has always proven that it is I
fatal to an aspiring politician who demnurs from its "
behests. If he bolts a nomination, he has before b
him a long and lonesome journey before he reaches
the point at which he left and the door will not be
opened at his single krock-a severe probation j
awaits him for a momentary folly, and it requires
years to take him from the anxious seat.
Under the delusion to which I allnd, some of
our recent Governors appear to havelaboed; they P
sspposed that their election for Governor was a
simple stepping-stone to higher national honors.
In the election of Sov. Moore, #. will find a Chief
Magistrate who will th)nk hb~mself :suoiently hen
ored by his follow-citizens in selecting him as the
ruler eover the great Sugar State. He desires no
· higher honor, and when he takes the inauguration
oath, he intends to serve out the term for which
he was elected. He will have no mental reserva
tions, but with an eye only to the interest of his
constituents, and to the honorable position to
3 which the confidence of his friends have placed him,
will discharge its duties "honestly and faithfully,"
* and will be governed by no views of ulterior ex
pediency, in dispensing justice to all. This is the
kind of Governor we want. He will doubtlers dis
appoint many who will prefer claims to the patron
age which the Constitution makes him the distri
0 buter of, but none will say that any outside influ
0 ence was at the bottom of their failure. It may
0 be attributable to an over estimate which the ap
plicant for office, makes of his valuable services
i. to the party, or to the executive conviction that
0 the appointment would not be just or proper. This
0 over estimate is a natural and common failing in
0 mankind, and it can be graduated in degree, by
11 the manner in which the individual meets disap
pointment. If it is intense, the disappointed appli
eant becomes an open mouthed, noisy opponent;
if is moderate, the party simply "curses his luck"
and falls into line again, ready for future battles.
The days of soft sawder at Baton Rouge are over.
"Bluster and insinivation" as the old Harridan
who trained that accomplished pick-pocket, Paul
Clifford in his vocation, was in the habit of im
pressing upon him, as necessary for success in his
profession, will no longer answer. - The metal
must have the genuine ring to pass current with
- Col. Moore. Honesty and naked truth will once
more be at par-no bogus coin with the Demo
e cratie stamp upon it will be received at the " Cap
tain's offee." There will be none at the King's
gate demanding tribute from the poor and travel
tired'petitioner for justice. All will have an equal
chance. The political and personal antecedents of
Col. Moore guarantee fully the opinions I have ex
pressed in regard to him. The people believe all
I have stated. Under this impression they will cast
their votes and theirhopes will be certainly realized.
His only ambition will be to wake the office he
holds, like himself, respected and unassailable. It
is known to many that be would not touch the
glittering prize, the U. S. Senatorship, when it was
in his reach last winter, but preferred the quietude
of the homestead, to the brilliancy of Washington
eioy life,.and serving us four yeara .Cmover-or of
Louisiana, will cost him greater sacrifice of comn
fort and quiet, than a thousand such honsra could
confer. FovacsE.
The Democratic Senatorial Convention
for the parish of Orleans met Tuesday
Oct., 11th, and nominated as Democratic
candidates for the State Senate Gen. W
R. Miles formely of Mississippi, HIon. D
Augustin late Judge of the Fifth District
Court and the Hon. J. N. Lea ex-associate
Justice of the Supreme Court.
The Democratic Congressional convention
for the First District, composed of all that
part of Orleans Parish lying below Canal
street Algiers, and the parishes of Plaque
mine and St. Bernard, met Oct. 12th and
by acclamation nominated the Hon. Emile
LaSere as the Democratic candidate-a
worthy man and a thorough bred Demo
crat. He fully merits the handsome com
pliment paid to him in an article from the
Delta which the reader will find in anothe i
column. Few men combine vivacity of
temper, elastic energy, generous impulses,
tenacity of purpose and methodical habits
of thought and action in such harmonious
proportions He is most noted for his un. I
tiring zeal in the service of Democracy. i
The amount of labor he performed during
themany years while he was Presidenti
of the Democratic State Central Committee
is almost inconceivable. If anything ap
proaching the full Democratic vote of the t
district is polled Mr. LaSere's election will t
be easy.
JUDICLAL ELEcTIoN.-- eturns from East t
and West Feliciana give to Judge McYea
a majority of 155 votes over his competi
for, Preston Pond, Esq. - t
The Samites held a meeting on Canal
street New Orleans Wednesday evening i
Oct. 12.presided over by old Bermudez,
the fossil remains of a Frenchman who
was born in Paris some centuries ago.
The meeting was gathered by the an
nouncement that Sonulc, another foreigner,
would address it. But on account of ill
ness the attidudinizing elocutionist, ex
Senator, ex-Minister, ex-Democrat was not
present. Wherefore Thos. J. Durant K.
N. candidate for Attorney General and
Col. Fields distributed the manna of Bun
tlinism among the lessening multidute. 2
The Crowd retired at an early hour after t
a due fizzing of damaged rockets and the a
lusty clang6r of a cheap band of music-
"sadder" but notrmuch "wiser" men and
A letter from Iberville to the Baton
Rouge Advocate says: A~s for our local
affairs, I think the State ticket wil sweep
the State like an avalanche; so will our
parish ticket. t
An illinois editor says his' party is on I
the verge of a precipece, but call upon it f
to march -'sterdity'iJ ead." .
a- Up! 4t yon towering Hickory stand,
is On eedom's virgin. sod;
to Fair emblem of a Mighty Band,
n, W bend the knee to God
And Im alone: who will not sell
A- "itago for gold,
e Won tith the blood that warm'd a Tell,
Life of the men of old I
i-. Fair tree, beneath thy spreading boughs,
. Those iron-hearted men,
Once registered on high their vows,
P- To sweep from hill and glen,
,z The serried ranks of enemies,
at With banners is the sky,
is Who left their island homes, o'er seas,
in To conquer or to die !
'Y And here once knelt a laurel'd one,
When rang thebattle shout,
Shrouding in gloom the glorious sun,
That now shines brightly out I
His silver voice nas raised for those
Who weep nor at his tomb;
r. Oh, may some never-fading rose
Forever near it bloom I
0. Here too, slept Marion's dauntless few
is When Death rode on the wind,
l With hearts and hands bold and true,
h They feared not hostile kind !
Thy leaves Iheir bed, thy nuts their food,
Thy form their shield when Strife
p- Raged wildly in the old green wood,
And ceased alone with Life!
Old tree 1 I love thee, for a name,
That stirs the souls deep sea,
'Tis Jackson I known to honest fame,
1I And breathed by millions free I
at Then stan erect I and bear on high,
Flag cheered in thunder-tone
e Float-proudly float against the sky,
Our beautiful-our own!
e Way it i o -.-At a late mass meeting
t of the Reform Party in New Orleansi -in
the Fourth District Capt. Che.rles D. Dreux I
d made a telling speech. We copy a brief
passage from the Delta's sketch of his re
marks, illutrating the mannier in which the
wiggamities of the third degree gobble all
the offices and their oleaginous perquis
ites :
' If there are Americans present,
C they can not belong to the intense,
for those are all in caucus down at
Mr. Parker's room at the Court-house.
He would ask them if they had attended
any political meetings for the last two
years; had they .attended any of the
clubs? No ! they could not get
t admittance into the clubs. There may be
1 some citizens of foreign birth who may
vote the American ticket, but they can
I not gain admittance into the clubs. There
may be some who have taken one of the
Sdcgr~ee, but tLey couldn't take the others'
" Mr. D. proceeded to say that he had
- given up no principles, that political prin
ciplee had nothing to do at the p:eaent
issue. He was thereto breakdown and
f expose ~ho perfidy of a faction, and he
,pledged'himself to no future course as re
Sgards politics.
"To get into the second degree, a man
must be strictly a native American, and
.into the third degree no one gains admis
sion bat candidates. He went himself
into the first and second, but could not
get into the third-he was too late, the
oflices were all'provided for. This is the
theory of the whole arrangment: I say
I to John, Tom and Dick, let us four get to
gether and divide the offices. Agreed. I
Itake John aside, and say that I, being the
founder of this movement must have the
Sheriffalty, and you can have thoebalance
to divide among your friends, ~hile Tom
and Dick will remain arid work for us. He
defied their organ or candidates to deny
it. As to their platform that might be
stated in four words oices, dollars and
cents; ihat was their platform, and his
was as good as theirs. We are' fighting
the devil with his own weapons.
g*The Opelouaas Patriot a vigorous
antagonist of the Democratic party says
in its issue of Oct. 1:
We itsert in our colums to-day, for the
information of our readers the e. ttitry
genorali, and our friends particularly
the tickit and platform of the opposition
against lthe regular Democratic ticket .1
adopted in Baton Rouge in May last.
In odience to the suggestion of some
of our.o osition friends, we shall keep this
ticket bjfore the people as an advertise-.
ment unill the day of the electiosi
g r pt. Bobt . Ellis, a distinguishb
and chi ~lrous :Cubaian and Nicaragua fili- i
bnuster, 4ied of consumption in New Or
leans u Saturday Oct. th. He was
found ddd in his bed. 1e was *Rounded
in the lat. Lopez expedition. .
Why is an old maidlike a dried orange
Ans'--Because neitherpf tiem is worth a
good squeeze.
In the town of Pekin, N. Y.; resides
Samuel Roberts, with his wife Salina and
their four daughters. They occupy a farm
of a hundred acres, the work of which,
such as plowing, logging, planting, hoe
ing, taking care of teams, etc., has dinring
the last year been 'erformed by the
mother and daughters. The eldest daugh
ter, aged eighteen, plowed twenty acres,
and one of the young sisters dragged in
the-grain. [Exchange.
That must -have been a harrowing
A coin was deposited in the corner
stone of a church in Jackson, Mich., last
week, that had been taken from the cor
ner stone of a temple in Rome, built dur
ing the reign of the First Caesar.
An Irish carriage driver made. a very
happy and clrdtacteristic reply, the other
day. A gentleman had -replied 'to Pat's
"Want a carriage, sir?" by. saying, "No, I
am able to walk;", when:. Pat; rejoined,
"May you honor long be be able, but sel
dom willing."
"At Lynn, the other day, a Sunday school
teacher askeda little girl .who the- first
man was. She answered she di'd not
know. The question was put to the next,
an Irish child, who answe id, "Adam, sir,"
with apparent satisfaction. "L'," said
the first scholar, "you nee't feel so grand
about it, he rwasn't ;i Ihrisbma;i "
They have a giant in: Ohio who, th~opgh
but 17 years -ofage, weighs 890 ppunds,
and is I and one third-feet: high.. He is a:
son of the celebrated Scotch giant, James I
a Randall,' who exhibited himself at Peale's
SMusuemn, in the oild Ma dpif l Phil
fdelphi., tenor twelve pea ago.
It is related of the Prenchi i-fare1. q
Duke de Levis, that they havei a picture
in their chateau, in which Noah is reproe
sented going into the ark,, and Ican
under his arm a small trunk, off which is
written, "Papers belonging i~ tok L,
That was a horrible affair-the murder
of Dean' and the sealing up of his rh ins
in a tin box I "What Dean," ased, bjf
a dozen voices at once. Why y Sard,i
of course.
The first tinme a horse trotted in public
' in America was in 1818, when a match
I was made for $1,000, that no horse could
be produced which could "trot a mile in
three minutes." Boston Blue won the
They have some queer ceremonies in
France, and none queerer thantha annual
awarding of a preinium to "the most vir.
tuous woman in the Empire ." The awari
came off at the town of Surennes,: a feuw
days since, and was made by th Arbhi
bishop of Paris. The i ward was thirty
six pieces of solid silver plate and 600
francs to the most virtuous woman, sail
one dozen spoons and 200 f:rancs- to
the "second best" virtuous woman,. The
town was crowded with strangers, wh,
went by railway form Pat to witness
the ceremony.
The Ohio Statesman says i theArtesiani
well at Columbus is now thedeepest bore
in the world, the atiger having reacl; heda
depth of 2S45 feet, without having yet
touched the long-sought.eor fountain
which is to repay the vast lbor with its
wealth of that fiuid ,
"irThe essay which Douglas publishei
in Harper's Magazine on Sqdatter Sove
eignty wasably revidewed by a w.riter fo
the Lexington Kentucky S·tat~sman of
Sept., 2'th. As tLhe review is a~ttibuted
(on what authority we are unqable to say)
to Vice President Bieukinidge we~ quote
the closing parapraph which is a saioDpsis
of the wholes
"We hold, therefo rethat s rertOongrs
nor the Terriini1 GQverni nt etpigaly
interfere with slave~y ; that itS cogoy
tion by the Federal (Uo~ii~ititiod. s'oures,
its existeno initil the people of.the Terri.
.tory, in forming their $ttiepCondstitotion,
shall:ddeide inally. uP o ditthat its pro
tection is a iqu_ ste , h e. J udiciry, &Ed
the authority of Atuii~ 1s,~sbfll be pro. i
teeted and main taine4; whever the no. I
ceasity shall occur,by the :whle power
of the Flderal G-rament-, sle e
and executve, as p as jucl. Ad
since slavery is .so re~cgibed othe-o '
stitution, there is needed no expres lg. l
islation by Congres.for it. 1~ciO, bute
all further gittion upos~ · i subject i'i
caiulculatd. only to-enpdet : ectional
fieeliig, ; Weakentet.here C powe
Jfriet CoWg ioUs Dist mc
We ;lern that in addition to tlhe two
candidates now Iasthe field for the repre.
sentationof tthis ist tiet, fesF lIgy
Bienpenar, :it is onteo datei& b y m*
citisens, including a larg nut: nber of all
parties, who are more devoted to the i-n.
terests of the people than to the suocess
of a party, tocall upon $mile LaSere tor
stand for this District it.: isin no party
sense, and with no party ViitCw that we
regard suc.:a proposition as esiaeatly.
wise andjast. As its represeatative,,osmes
years agoa( r..LaSere proved one t.of. ti .
most active, usef, e tege'tic and faithful
representativesaLuisiana everfld in the
national Legislature. No one. was ever
more efficient and successful i.ia garding
the interests of bis .constituenpt is obtain
ing relief for those having jst clatim
"-against the Federal Govrnment, or -more
watchful of the honor of the: .State .than
Mr. LaSere daring his Congresato~a at - e m.
He is no orator, dialectician,;; orolotical
trifer, who waste shis time- "ad eneries
in party intrigue and .equabbles, or in:
vain egotistic buncodbe dispIays,
Congrerssiona specialty was iir~ ring iý.
dustry in promoting the practlc eis
of the House, in pressihnggood cI
defeating' bd ones, in obtianistig ~ ce
for his: constitenta, a ind gig efficient
aid Iri th` couct of the Ooverntuent.
This qua__li` greatly aided by a popular: *.
address, =aganial temper aud '.qrge inflo.
ence over men: k will certaiy eprove
a., at h enefit to theFirtiu:riot e~i~
thee: lte at iAt t~ 'bLain th services.
Mr. LaSerse .sseeses one f&v i erec
hlute opn s ca ther hly
estitnaled b >$he .peg º alij &lmnost
indidp A -icesa z<at
of expertr t du.
tiesand d Ilace.
in :fNe 1:, Oresentthf
Sbe ris t1ibe Eb f ;W .
*mi ot hper, that k
ar6affiu$d. d i 4s4,4
worte` teat lfnh
voie, l vi'ph isa-ryiii
:4wift hert aiQ- tii
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