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t-. iv..ting t"7 v,1 i !n.,, 't d,,'rt di-tance below
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TI ><, 1;' .1's IN t':L..X.-; P.\:v .- The total
r,'~-try i' kh'as:-e p.ri-h i- "= ,O i, of which I 1,01:
r,: 'l' rl I ,': I, a i~ rity of 47 for the
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1r:, 1' u. :, r .qllo n r :;.- Thl s in titution; , Zit.' tai,
ti , o1 g l. ie., at (Green;vood, in this p
1.t " 'l it,' fa!! -t - i sl oil til. !i i't MLjndy
, ,l: er, ua 'ter t!. c'.1gv IIf Ta; a1 1 c rp ip of
0, r ei.. For litu!th r p' t I ic ':, Oce :0 1 71( 1ti1'i ne. nt.
T~; ml I. ; ii.., (d i -i,,. . i-.--The w e, l0 ' r i l l t'F Of
lahsine. 1 , . lc,,ný fo.r ie week ending Sanday
,Jolyl :=t:i, w et t 1:.7, of h ich 17 cere fromt choirle
5,.ti :, fom1 y'0ii w ti ryer. TI L' prees of Nv c i Orhiia:u
I,:1,' ni h'r of either of these' di'ceaes b.comi'u g ep
','',, s for tli.: ir:i h chosd last W eldnesdaI , up to
o hich time 71 7 .Ni tii aind 28.i, hblacks had registcered.
rot l ; : t"1. (:lt.id1h off l( h'l l, parish, ('d1111 take:s.
IAs the ,th negro pari-h in the State, Iapider
l,, 4; ,er 1n, Jel'rt n :,t, and1 St. Ltandry 212.
1". 'i'A 1.IN Wa1 :ri iiio.--l'!antel s in this and the ad
S. i ,i , e" ill con, r ai 'e it favor upon usi by
drtpping nu a hiw lines ;:i,. the condition of the
'otton crops, tihe a1'tioes of lhe \or 'n , etc. W e ttde
0ie t- tarni: h 1 ie public 1with at correct s1ttlcem t of
,:, o'in !op, i,!. 1.,ow of na better method than
. :.v. -. ('orpos.,ti ,lame s 1). W hile aId three pri
.',,: o'f e reime t on dulty at this place, 0returned'
,; the Live (!t' f'om Nw (' = :<, with Nathani~l
:I ,, : . o i. , -.:', ii ,(u (if I l,- i rder of the orderly i
r. ,,;mt. of L.i.. comlp:;! y. 1h' was fir-t otdered to
Ilcals: for trial, 1,,t .as sent back Lore to b.
t,! red o r :o the O1 il authnorities for t ial.
+".r .t,0 '''LT ,,u t K.---W e learn thatt a concert
:.1a1 tal h ux:; ,,il :.hortly he given :,. 1Jkewer's hall,
In e i liie I f :hicrupot, for the beneiC t of the
I' body INsta at ( ore.n ilod. lrom the prepara
t;'n hir," mad,' i' will I : doubt be the fitie-t enter
tiu :!et:.t of the :''s0,0. Of course all the young men 0
t 1 be o u . lay in a t't.ck o.f papfer collars, boys,
1I- t i' I i er i, awful hot.
MIoRT.\NT 10 oi'roN PLANTLR.N .1Ni StItIt ES..
f ie ,.eartnhout cItaIlt publi.nih the following resolu
,.a. p ..d ib. h, ir aa.-oeiaftaot, for the beliuetit of
y ii ,"111nl II ' l 'Io i t : 1
L'1 !,'/ Tlhat on and after the lc t day of Septem
h r, 1 507, all the .tealnloats running on the ilissis
'ppi river and it, tributaries will charge twenti -fi-e
1'''1' cent. exrant h i)-ht on all cotton not iron tied and
::Fly cowcred ,ith 'aggip., leaving no lint exposed.
WIe 1.e :,t t learned the extra amount charged by
the" in:.u:'.,t,-e companies of; all cotton not iron tied
and folly covered with hu07,in0.
N-,il -, + - ii+ r. :.Thatcher, of this cii e, is
,l.it .ota ,lishing a n.c ferrty aerOSS the river at this
pit lalt ist Icyond thie orpoae corport limits, a few vat d be
'o, Cteg :q Martin' .a; 'chin-e. The road , on Loth
I1's of the titer is heI pat itn comiplcte order, anld
:ti stemi ferry ialt one io the lest we ever had. We
l istandt the ttlrim for cros. ing will be considerably
;.a. r tho," asked b the ot!her ferry. Competi
i tit, of tral .
I::. .--luting thii' ipt week we have c: ri;c: 8ed
: it o th " i tip he 1u iiti nlhfer of plallters ill regard
, p,=o.i.,t tt of th. cotton clip, and yet w\e are not
filt i ie I to ilike any stistla-tory report, na their
t.tat; ,tl; att.e m i di: rintl t. Some! state that they
.ie the g-.niec caterpillr, othiers re in diloulbt
+', ! ;: r it ti the cat'erplillar or gra:zswcrn, bile oth
Sr; state that they hare noi worm of aly SOrt. Thus
::r ti ha dn n l I.i:&"Wo injuiry of cIIS ilueCTC, antl
the crop, i,- tunittthg very fast. There is no doubt
it wihat Ii -i, of the' pd lnlttions iu this vicinlity have
:i or l- .l of the wi lle r, bilut if the present spell of
,:Yr, hot r tth, e r comit r ines ti ,t iitthe onta ofit
"j-ue j- thet loit tllee dutiu t gea d o by the
In)-t . lItrtl'cr !m t+iiilt s.-F-or the past week our
iy has beeno full of rumiors in regard to the removal
l:t or city officers aind the ppointmentl of others who
can ewdllow the iront-cl d, ahich we have been unable
to trace to lny rtliahle autihoiity. If we aire correctly
ti-mn.d, tant eftrt to that eflet ineas been tmde by
tile radicals, but with what succe,.s remail s to be seen.
it secirns that the colored clubs met in conclave and
decided that they were entiled to one-half of the
board, but somne white ment in their confidence per
cuaded them out of the notion, and compromised the
matter by letting them select some of their white al
lic. This compromise ticket was carried in person
by one of the white men to Gen. Sheridan; who de
clined to act in the premises until Governor Flanders I
returned. As Gov. Flanders has returned from his
trip to the North, we will no doubt hear from him in
a few d.es.
A totnnecticut lawyer has otaincd three divorces
C r th-e same wiotlmant l.tt re:ar
I. iI an old saying that it is darkest just before day.
it this aphorism proves true in our case, then we may
!~ok for the dawn, soon, of better days, as we are now
ii the midst of Egyptian darkness. But to our vision
tihe political horizon is so completely overcast with
clo,:ds so diak aild ioer ing, t ait in oiur depression,
Act fTe< di poscd to doubt the truthflulness of the adage.
We arc led to make these remarks by looking over the
registration in this State. The whole number regis
t 'rei up to the 25th ilt. was 11 1,791, of which 42,266
Inee ii:e ;ad 7 ,,12' black, giving the blacks 26,467
imai ity. The pruning knife, sharpened by the ex
planatory bill of Congress, will still further increase
the Radical aiijority. Yet, in order to make sure of
a "good thing," the supervising general hi.s ordered
thi;t one of the commissioners of election at each box
ihaii be a black man. Under the circumnstances it is
not di ficult to foretell the complexion of the impend
ing convention. At one time we were of the opinion
th:t the ,eticr clais of our citizens co ld, 'measurably,
control te cjl!ored vote. Fatal delusionl. The thor
o;:ugh organi-ation of Raldical clubs by hired emissaries
f~r,!im the Noith, tiiroighout tie State, and the lying
promi-,t - cf a divi-iion of tile lands of tlheir former
mas:c-·, n::t,!e by these political miscionarice, have
Scompletely demnoralised the negroes, and we halre no
doubt but that they ill vote in mass tilhe Radical tick
it. We say it, to our shame, no organised attempts
have be, n made by us to counteract the evil influences
.brolgh:t to n ear ons the colored peopis, and if the few
conirvattie negroes who have expressed a determina
tion to vote with us should fail to do so, we need not
tbe a.:tonihcd. We doubt very mutch, at this late day,
evci if the moe:t strenuous efi'o ts were made by us,
St'hat we could accomplish anything tangible, for long
f before Congress ha, enfranchicied the blacks, R:dical
':is..ries were at work in the South, creatig di.-trust
in tie iinds; othe the negro's hg:tin-t the whites. These
evil diino :d people tonok time by the forelock, and
good u::,e ley havre madle of it, to ac.omplish their
niefiiiolus dicignen. Not the least of their success has
bee: accomplished by the wiiling ai-d tendered thetm
by mrilitary officeri hiigh in command, from whom wet
had a right to expect better tling.i
Ilrom the rtigi-tration, it is exident that the andicels
will el cet all their cendidates by over wheiling Imajori
tics. 'lhes.e c:udidates will be compou,'d, in mo'st
utcs, of new-coIners, , it ihout character or reputation,
who have emigra.itd to this Couintry fir itlL purpose
of obtaining oltices: a class of pei'o:.n who are not
identified with the interests of cur section-ii n aict, a
class of Yanlkei adven:lturer- whose inteLrests are gen
e!ally of a perso:nl charact.r. It is to this class that
the althirs of the State and the happiness and( welfare
of its people aree to be entrtsted. Isn t this a gloomy
picturei ! I it his bad enough to give one the IIon
dura- fevert ? hrahamt Lincoln, as long ago as 1864,
said it would be " disgraceful and outrageous" to elect
lsch II!vent::recs. further comment is nniecessary,
but by ,.ay of contratting the purposes of the Radicals
now-with the opinions of the great hiead of the Re
ilublican party in 1811, we give a sentence from Mr.
Lincoln'.- letter to the then military governor of Lou
i-i. Ih re it i: " To :end ai parcel of Northern
:ien here as reiiresentlttivee, elected, as would be tin
d,.i:tool, I id perlapl S rea-lly su), ait the point of the
h; t wubl be disgraceful and outragnous; and
wit tn : u m:tber of Co(il-ress I re, I woold vote
• t e ahni:tihg any such cilii to a eat.'.
kn:m.r Mcut tt IN ItAs:R Paltmn.-Mr. WV. D.
VanAi dllei , a wealihy latchelor residing on his pian
tation ,in ,o--r pe i h :out seven miles from Min
den, :ct hi, death under lth follo.ing cheucmstances,
accoiling to negro evidence: O,: Thursdly, August
1-t, sun lout t aI hour high, ,IM. VanArvdale nsa -it
ti; in h .i< -.arl.' r, athig, when ~ahldenly three armed
S.i:e men , ntered and demandel his money or his
lift-. IIf refu:-d to give up his money or tell where
it was, when all three of the men s.t at him simul
t:incoCsl'. lIe then broke for the yard, and after
raunin at feW " yards fu.ll dead. Two negro women
gave the IrLn, ,ld .omie lOegro Puln wiorking in the
ficll chose by can, ti::nig to the house, which
alari;:ed the lmulrdercrs so much !.hat they tbrolke for
lie woodse at a full run nitlhout getting one cent of
mroney. Mr. ianAr-dale had upon his persoii ~l(0)
and the key to his safi, which contaiied . h,:00 more
in currency and gold. The t!egr-o iomen recognised.l
the mnirdl rcrs -a the two Gregory brothers and Jin
White. They ae still at large, though a number of 1
parties are in search of thern. dMr. VanArsdale we
believe has no relatives in this vicinity, but has a'l
brolther re-idi;g :omnewhlre in Mississippi. The
molvey was tadien in charge by the sheriff and carried
to Mlinden. Our informeant says that there is no doubt t
oit tieS men are a pi' of an orgsniscd gang of des-
pcratoes in that parish, who :ave been pursuing their
ulaltwfuli occupation for some time in that and adljoin
itg p: ishes.
Cosntss--o-E::s ,c Er.rt.:io.-ttin FProth, in ll -ir
cular No. , says commissioners of eleetion will be re
quired, by ].tw to take the same oath of office takl n by 1
the registrata, which lay be subserihd to before any
registrar of voters or justice of the peace, anl filed i
with the chairman of the board. One of the three
commisC-ioners, :Iapoihtrcl to serve at each poll, will be
a coloredt citizen.
S"p rvisitig offiecrs will examine and inspect all the i
books and records pertaning to the different boards i
of registrars under them--including the poll books
and cce that thcy are pioperly made out and cared t
for. It may be necessary to include in the poll books,
in some of the country parishes, the names of nil the i
persons registered in the said parish, owing to the fact
that it may be iiipossible to deci le as to the precincts i
to wi.icih some of tic c!ooced eitizens registered be
The registrarsa for this parish have been iunable thus i
fir to lind a coloredl commissioner who can write that i
will acclpt the o!!ice. What are we to do in that
TiIE Moss SIDE INSTITtTE.-This institution for the
education of young ladies, situated in tCe suburbs of ,
thiis city, which location is one of the most detightful
in the State,, commences its fall session on Monday c
the idthl day of Selptcmicr, under the supervision of n
Rlc. J. Franklin Ford, assisted by an experienced a
corps of teachers. All of the branches necessary to
the tinished education of young ladies are tauglt at
this school to the satisfaction of its patrons. The I
princip.l fio'r many years s has been engaged in the in-t ti
strectiol of yovug ladies, and he stands without a peer
in tilis departmennt. Besides, it is a home intstitution S
al: should receive the liberal patronage of our citi
zens. See advert)emenit. :i
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",e publish this week the card of H!arvey MeMahon c;
& Co., cotton factors and commission merchanuts, 122 a,
Carondelet street New Orleans, one of the strongest
aa.d most responsible houses in the city. Col. J. S.
Logan, late of Camden, Arkansas, and who did yeo- o
man service in the Confederate cause, is a mernmbrof if
thlis firm. HII is now traveling through this section
of the State seeking the acquaintance of our citizens. n
We cordially recommend him to the in a one in every e
way worthy of their confidene e.
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ra:Smrv.ai.--Mess,:s. Gregg & Martin, cotton factors h
iand dealers in groeedies and plantation supplies, have
removed from the Stand forme:ly occupied by Gregg u
& MaJisel, to the :ew storehouse contiguous to the i
mammoth warehouse near the terminus of the rail- ti
road. Col. Martin returned froom the city last Sun
day on the Live Oak, with a full supply of groceries o
and plantation supplies, which they are offering at IN
fair prices. Tley can make it worth one's while to d
give them a cail. si
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R.AitiA L CoNEaeNTIo N !S orr CarOLIa..-The
Radical Convention at Columbia, S. C., on the 24th
nilt., adopted a platform similar to the Radical plat.
form of Tennessee. Mild confiscation was proposed t<
but voted down. An effort to add "Radical" to the tl
name of the party was unsuccessful. Resolutions were
introduced that the colored race, on account of loyalty, ti
are entitled to nominate one of their color as a candi- b
date for P'resident of the United States at the next P
HAn IIHAYS' IEGIsmRY R.vsOKED.-The New Or- ol
leans Commercial Bulletin says the military authori- at
ties have directed that the name of Harry T. Hays, it,
who took the oath prescribed, and was registered as a
voter in the fourth district, be stricken from the list, r,
and that his certificate be canceled. It is thoughthby a
some olhis friends that he will be removed from the
athi'e, of sherift of Orleaan parish. or
Bow3 i COUNTY.-We learn from the Jefferson pa
pers that a United States soldier was killed at Boston,
a few days since, by a desperado named Cullen Baker. f
Baker lives in the Sulphur swamps, on the Davis coun
ty side, and it is reported, on good authority, that he
had been killing freedmen. This reaching the ears
of the bureau officer at Boston, he dispatched a
sqtad of soldiers to arrest him, bat failing to find him,
they set Out for camp. Baker hearing that they had
been in search of hibo, follow'ed close in t1'hr wake to
Boston, where he wrote a note to the bureau
officer, demanding the uncond ,ionhl surrendtr of the
garrison, consisting of twelve men,, and sent it by a
little negro. He then refreshed himself with a'couple
of cans of oysters and a few drinks of whisky at a gro
cery hard by. About the time he had finished his re
past, it was announced that nine soldiers and an offi
cer were coming. Baker at once prepared himself for
action, and as soon as they came within pistol-shot,
opened on them with shot gun and pistols, the soldiers
returning the fire, which continued until the soldiers
withdrew, leaving one of their comrades dead on the
field. Baker was wounded in the arm. Thirty-odd
bullet holes were found in the side of the house where
L aker fcught. After the fight Baker loitered about
town an hour'or two, and then left for his haunts in
the Sulphur swamp.
NAvainto CouvTr.-The Observer of the 12th ult.
gives the following glorious description of the corn
The oldest inhabitert has no recollection of seesing a
finer crop of corn fn any country, than 'She one now
maturing in the county of asavarro. 'ven the very
latest planted will make good corn. We say to all
immigrants, come to 'Navarro! Provisdiois ill be
abundant, and cheaper that ever before.
Gni-cso CortsTY.-The Board of Registers for this
county cotnsists of J. D. George, James Dorcoester an;d
F. W. Sumner. The Sherman Courier says all of.them
are good and responsible citizens.
The Courier of the 20th ultimo has tihe followingt
in relation to crops:
A kind providence haas again snrilhd on vs. Tle
corn crop of this year is now out of danger, and will
be 'the largest general yield ever 'made in the State of
Texas. From all ptais of the State conies the same
cheering news. In all the Red river counties corn
will scarcely be worth twenty-.ive cents per bushel.
The cars, rve and barley crops are also good. Wheat
came the nearest being a failure, still we have some
to spaire. Upon the whole we are rich in material for
man at iid beast. We invite the rich and poor, saints
and sinners, Radicals, Moderates and Rebels, black
anid white to come and see us, live amonlgst us and
help us to enjoy our superabtundance of good things.
We have piinty of room anid extend a hearty welcome
to all who wish to come, be they from JIassachusetts or
L.,Mr Coltwr.-The Paris Press of the 27th cen
tains the followintg items:
This has been an extraordinary crop year. The sea
sons, so far, has been propitious; we are having fre
quent showers; the corn crop is safe, and will be the I
largest that has been gathered in this county for years.
Cotton lool;s well, and the farmers are busy.
We stated last week that a large number of horses
had ieen recently stolen from this neighborlhood, and
we also predicted that the party in pursuit would be
very apt to overtake them. From a gentleman belog
iug to thie puruing party who returned on Thursday
night, we learn that they had followed them to Perry
ville, in the Choctaw Nation, where they lost all trace
of them, as they (the thiieves) had overtaken a couple
of travelers who had camped out fort' the night, and
haild uidcred them, robbed their bodies and took
th.ir horses. They here abandoned five cf the stolen
hotrses, which were recovered by the party in pursuit.
The two men who were murdered are supposed to be
Missoutriants, who had been out in the western part of
the State on a collecting tour, and were known to
have tmoney. The murderers stripped the bodies of
eveirythini g that wouldl lead to their identifcation. We
will gire further particulars next week.
K.trox A CONTYr.-W'e clip the following from tihe
Kal man Star:
F.':.? le 'ir+ .ri .-Hihnry IRatts, who lived eight miles
er'.t from this place, was most shockingly gored to
death by ;n infuriated bull on the 2dd. The animal
was roped to a tree in Mr. Ratts' pen. The rope broke,
and Ratts being in front and near the head of the ani
mal, it struck him, catching hint on its horns and
throwing him several feet in the air, mutilating both
thighs in it terrible manner. Mr. Ratts had not more
than struck tile ground, just in front of the animal,
when it struck himi the second time, plunging one horn
through his left breast, and threw him up several feet
and over its head, falling several yards in the rear.
The animal then cleared the lot, leaving Mr. latts a
lifeless corpse, with his lungs partly torn out. The
act was done in less time, probably, than half a min
utc. iRatts never spoke from the time he wne first
si;uck. li leaves a wife and one child and nany rel
tti.e. to moiiru his loss.
3hi ntAlc.-fThe News-Letter, of the '0th, has the
following morcea ;,
A Ingro, by the as.-staice of the bureau and l-few
bayonets, forced a first class passage in the cabin of,
the steamcner Vlhiteliaw, from nIfoston to Galveston,
and exacted the privilege of sitting at the table with s
the whites. This is only a beginning of the trouble of
this tind that is to follow. The policy seems to be,
now, to force negro social equality, and confisceation
will come in its turn.
C'.,-n-:sToN.-- A Galveston dispatch, of the 24th ult.,
All the leading cotton factors agree that the worm I
has already made its appearance. It is not the true
cotton worm, but the grass worm. It generally comes
before the more destructive worm. Fifteen days of
hot dry weather will kill the eggs, and all fear of the
cotton worml will then be over. The freedmen in many
places have not worked well, and the crops are grassy.
These are in the most danger of the eggs developing
into worms. All accounts agree that the crop will be
at least equal to that of last year-180,000 bales.
Most estimates place it at 210,00.) or 220,000 bales.
TiTrs CovNTY.-A correspondent, who has been
traveling through Titius and the adjoining counties,
writes to the Texas Press, of the 27th, about the
crops. lie says
EIverywhere I found the cotton and corn crop prpro
misirg. The yield of corn will bebeyontt precedent.
There has as yet been no appearance of the caterpillar
or army wormt, and if the sea;son continues favorable,
we may expect a fine cotton crop. The amountt planted
is much larger in some neighborhoods than it was last
year. The planters generally are in good spirits, pay
ing little or no attention to polities.
II. i-RIsoN Cotr'l-.-The Flag, of the Ist inst., says
the corn crop was never excelled in that section, and
that the prospect for a heavy yield of cotton is good,
where the proper attention has been paid to it.
The Texas Republican of the 3d says the regular
cotton worm has appeared on the cotton farms on
nearly all the low lands, and threatens the destruction
of the crop.
lorPIss COUNTY.-The registrars for this counlty
are Josiiah Easly, W illiam Sickles and Chas. Grimes.
Forty-two whites and twelve blacks had registered up
to 19 th ult.
We clip the following items from the Sulphur
Springs Gasette of the 27th ult.:
The corn crops of this county are unusually promis- i
ing. We will have enough for all the emigrants who
are likely to settle among uis during the next year. We
can also furnish them with productive land at '75 cents I
and $1 per acre.
tp to yesterday evening, the 26th, 3S0 persons,
white and black, had registered in IIopkins county.
Charley Grimes, the freedman who presides as one
of the registrars in this county, seems to think that he
is tacked on merely for the convenience of the thing.
Charley was accosted by one of our citizens with
"I ow do you get along registering?" " I don't know
Snothin' 'bout it, young marster I's dar, dat's all."
Charley was overheard lecturing a fellow-citizen of
color, whose stupidity so irritated the aforesaid offi
cial that he indignantly exclaimed, " Go way from
here, boy, dev'll be niggers here for de nex' te: years."
FANNsIN CortTY.-The Bonham News of the 27th
ult., reports the farmers busy threshing out their
wheat. The yield is less than was anticipated at the
time of harvesting. The corn crop was never better.
SMriTH CorsTY.-Judging from the Tyler Reporter
of the 27th ult., matters are not working very smooth
Iy out that way. Its columns are full of accounts of
disturbances creaitedby the newly enfranchised of both
sexes. While in a drunken state at one time a seri
ous rict was apprehended between the blacks and
whites, but luckily it passed off without any blood
shed. From the following it would seem that the re
gistrars had fallen out among themselves :
On Monday last, two persons, non-residents of Can
ton Beat, made such violent demonstrations against
the registrars, then sitting at Canton, as to produce
some apprehension of violence, whereupon Capt. Flinn,
justice of the peace, issued a warrant and had the par
ties arrested. Win. Taylor, f. m. c., member of the
board for this county, was in town yesterday, and re
ports that on Monday many of the the applicants for
registration at Canton, demanded that he (Taylor,)
should administer the oath. The other members ofa
the board objecting to his officiating in the registering
of white men, the board suspended further operations
at that place. Taylor has appealed to higher author
ity to establish his rights in the matter.
RcSK CoviT'.-The Henderson Times of the 3d
represgnts the cotton crop as coming out fine. They
have p pects of a fair crop if not a full one. All
apprehensions of injury from the worm have ceased.
Regi ation in Rusk county up to the 2d was going
on finel- 466 wlhiter and 7'i7 blacks iad regi-tered.
HEMPSTEAJ LOUrNTY.-The Washington Teleg"raplh
of the 24th ult., says that 498 whites and 484 blacks
had registered up to the 23d.
LITTrL RocsK.-The Conservative of the 18th ult.,
has the following:
From all enarters of the State, we have reports of an
abund-at dorn `rop, bt its 'eot portions sotton is
very light. Mr. W. D. Parks, of Lewisville, informs
us that in Lafayette county the corn crop was never
better, while of cotton there will be but a small yield.
In Lafayette, with but few excepltions, all haive re
gistered who were entitled to. Two negroes in the
county refused to register. These rebellious darkeys
In Ballne, we learn from Col. Henderson, th.t the
people will generllly legister, the crops are good, aed
that a man has reoen found in the county whf can
take the iron-clad oath-.o thse. I a prospect of hav
ing a postoffiee.
Several cases of cholera are tejfrlded at Fort Gib
son. The Fort Smith papers stte that a number bf
deaths have occurred.
Gcs. IIINDMAN.-The Madison Pfonee~ has the fol
lowing in relation to a speech made by Gen. Ilndman
at that place :
The General, in a neat speech of two hours, took a
brief review of " the situation," and of his plans of
amending it, and then forcibly and clearly advised all
who can do so, to register and vote, and to vote for a
convention, and delegates instructed to meet the views
of Congress as expressed in the late laws. The Gen
1 eral then briefly noticed his private record, and closed.
It is hard to tell from the above notice whether the
the General has turned radical or not. There is, how
ever, a paragraph going the rounds of the press to
BPEaMti .o TrE OorroN Wonnt.-The following let
ter, which we find in the Crescent, was addressed to
II. M3. Isaacson, cotton factor, New Orleans. It was
wa itten by a gentlema'n who is widely known, and
whose statements deserve attention. We give the let
ter as 'e End it in the Crescent:
Aasuwoot, orasOt, -uly 22, 186"'.
Mir. i .. .sfl htson :
Sir-I suppose you would like to hear something
further in regard to the crops and worms. My crop is
growing finely, except a portion of it that is in the
grass. I have some worms, but they are so few they
hareenot injured my crop yet. They have mostly put
up in chrysalis. Some have hatched out, and will go
to reproducing in a few days, when, if not prevented,
they will injure the crop, but will not destroy it until
the third generation, which will be three weeks from
the termination of the second. I hope to be able to
make Mr. Worm charge his baho. Last week I made
some experiments which convince bte I can drive
them off. If I succeed, which I do not doubt, I will
be able to save two-thirds of my crop. The remedy i
used was unslaceked ashes, sifted over the plant. The
worms left it in one hour after the application. My
nephew tried it with the samne result. I will begin to
make ashes to-morrow, and intend to save as much of
my crop as possible.
One hand can protect from otne to four acres per
day. The ashes will have to be applied after every
rain, and, it may be, oftener. Most of my neighbors
will try the experiment. We are sanguile of s'.cess.
A gentleman of this city who is cslivating on the
hills, has been very successful in destroying the mil
ler by another process. He drives a stake in the
ground until the top of it is on a level with the cotton
weed. On the top of this stake he nails a small piece
of board large enough for a common dinner plate to
rest. On this plate lie pats four parts molasses and
one part vinegar. IIe generally catches a plate full
of millers every night. Care should be taken that the
platcs are cleaned every evening. One plate to every
three acres will sulfice to do the work. If we recol
lect aright, this plan was recommended by an agricul
tural report in 1856, which stated that it had been
very successful in destroying the miller.
The following on the samne subject we take from the
New Orleans Picayune. It was written by a Red rivet
planter in RIapides parish:
I told you I was about trying the molnssecs and vin
egar process. Since then I have become fully con
vinced of its benefits, if not of its entire efficacy. I
have placed a number of tin plates on stands the
height of the cotton throughout the field, about one
plate to each acre, filling the plates with a mixture of
vinegar and ma and nolasses, and have caught from 13 to 35
flies in each plate every night.
I, A LtirTEn TIME TO TAKE TIIE BENESIT OF TilE
~ BiaitUT IAw.-The Milledgeville (Ga.) Record has
a coimnmunieation from a lawyer named Win. McKinley,
a who says the bankrupt law provides that no debtor
e desiring a discharge from the burden of his debts can
get such discharge after June 1, 18i.S, unless his prop
erty is suflicient to pay half his debts. If debtors fail
to apply for the benefit of the act during the first year
and yet are not able to pay half their debts, there is
no certain relief for them; but they will have to live
l under the burden, of their debts forever, or until a
f majority of their creditors assent in writing to their
discharge. Debtors who apply for discharge during
the first year, from June 1, 1867, to June 1, 1868,i
call be discharged, no matter how little they pay. We
know nothing about the matte.r ourselves, but if the
jbove be true, time is precious with those who intend
to go into biankruptcy.
Barrilta HosnnAc -Mr. E. EI. Overall, of New
Orleans, has in press and nearly ready for market, a
work entitled " British IhonduraS Considered," in
which is presented both sides of the suttljCt fairly.
The circular sa,' :
The above work, carefully written and compiled,
containing the laws of the colony of Brilish IIondu
ras-An historical account of the colony since 1670-
Biographical sketch of the present Governor, John
Gardiner Austin-Description of the country, climate,
soil, productions, customs, etc.-Census report of
race, religion, occupations, shipping, etc,~The land- t
holders and titles to laud-Time and conditions of
grants, etc., including the lecture delivered by E. E.
Overall, Esq., at the Lyceum Hall, in New Orleans.
Orders for the above work must be addressed to E.
R. Overall, Merchants' Exchange and News Room,
New Orleans, Louisilla. Price two dollars and fifty
cents per copy.
ReVENCE STAAsrcs.-Commissioner Rollins has issued
a circular to the assessors of internal revenue, calling I
j for renewed vigilance on their part inl arresting all per
sons enlgaged in collecting canceled revenue stamps
and preparing them for further use by removing the 1
canceling, &c. Bankers, brokers, and others are re
quested to destroy all canceled stamps wllen they are (
I of no further use rather than to throw them away with
other waste paper. The Government is defrauded of I
a considerable revenue by these rejuvenated stamps, t
and the commissioner calls upon all his subordilnates t
to use their utmost diligence in ferreting out the cul
prits. Restored or altered stamps in the possession I
of a party is prima facie evidence of guilt. i
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SHtIniDas's LEVEE BoARDn RESTORED.-We find in
Sthe New Orleans papers a special order issued by eon.
Sheridan rescinding paragraph four, Special Orders
No. 59, by which the duties of the Board of Levee L
Commissioners appointed by him were suspended. p
This board, it will be remembered consists of five per=
sons, viz : Messrs. J. Burnside, J. H. Oglesby, Efling
ham Lawrence, W. D. Smith and R. McMillan, who I
will now resume duty in accordance with their instruc= c
No MINISTER For MFExico.-The rejection of Gen. P
McClernand as Minister to Mexico leaves Mr. Edward
L. Plumb, the Secretary of Legation, to act as Charge
d'Aflhirs there. Otterburg, who was nominated as
Minister and rejected, remains Consul at the City of
Mexico. It is understood that the reason why Gen. F
McClernand was not confirmed by the Senate was that
he was not Radical enough.
CroL.ERa IA I Mr.:ntrs.-A Memphis dispatch of the c
23d ulimo, says the cholera is decreasing there. The i
President of the Boat1d of Health states that no cases
F have occurred in the vicinity where the Nicholson
pavement is being laid. Late accounts from Arkan
sas represent the disease prevailing on plantations in a
the vicinity of Pine Bluff and Helena. One plantation
lost twenty-five hands last week.
I.EPENDING Rearov.AL OF GENERAL SIsERIDAsN.-The b
New York Tribune's Washington special dispatch un
I der date of the 23d ultimo, says there is tolerably good
authority for saying that the President will soon assign n
General Sheridan to a new command. A later dis- P
patch to the New York H d says I3eade is selected
to succeed Sheridan, when the President gets ready i
to move in the matter.
- -V sl
How GnANT WENT wI.T TRn PRESIDENT.-It is re
ported that Gen. Grant says, in reference to the Pre
idential tour last summer, that he was first invited to r
go by the State Department and declined ; and did not ti
waive his objections and consent until he had been
personally urged by the President to accompany the e1
[For the SoutlWestern.}l
New YORK, August 5, noon.-Cottonf." ,at 28jc.
for middling uplands. Money5a'ct. Gbld4:I0j.
NEw ORLEA5S, August 5.-Cotton sales 950 bales;
market firm; low middling 25.@26c.; receipts 589t
bales. Louisiana sugar quiet at 14c. for fair; Cuba
sugar and molasses unchanged. Flour-no sales;
stock large and buyers holding off for lower mar
ket. Corn firm at $1 05@1 25. Oats firm at
$1 15. Pork quiet and dull at $26. Bacon dull
and weaker; shoulders 13+e., clear sides 16e., and
choice sugar-cured hams 20@21-c. Lard-prime in
tierces 137@14c. Gold 139.@140. Sterling-none
offering, quoted at 521@544; New York sight jf.ct
Pir a..NA, August 5.--The sugar market cl'oedtluiet,
''ffers not being above 8+ reals for No. 12.
ife* YORK, August 5, evening.-t d"ttoh Market
very firm and active at 287@29c. for mddIint .ip
lands; sales 1400 bales. Gold cAosed at 14% cash.
`Gold in better supply. Gove~-nnent b6n'ds eroBed
steady and the advance is well sustain'ed. Miscella
neous stocks dull and generally tower. Money'easy.
rew YORK, August 6, noon.-Cotton quiet but firm;
middling uplands 28+@29c. Stocks strong and ex
cited. Money 6 et. Gold 14`0. '62 coupons 112$.
PARns, August 3.-American ram Dunderberg,
which was purchased by the French government, after
a remarkably quick and successful trip across the At
lantic, has reached her destination in safety.
The Emperor has received an address from the for
eign members of the Imperial CommissiOn Exposition
Universal, and in his reply to which he says: The
hopes for the peace and progress of tit whole world
spring from such expositions.
It is said that arrangements are being mHd'e for an
interview between Napoleon and King William of
Prussia, to take place after the visit of the former to
Vienna. The place of meeting has not yet tbeen des
FLORESCE, August 3.-William R. Roberts, one of
the leaders of the recent Fenian movement in the
United States, is now in Naples, where he is now re
ported to be intriguing with radical Democrats and
men of the party of action in southern Italy.
P.s:sw, Angust 3.-The election of Kossuth to the
Hungarian Diet, from Weilzen, causes alarm among
the conservative Hungarians, who fear his extreme
views may disturb the existing agreement with the
Empero 'of Austria.
Lc~Dno-t, Xugust 6, noon.-Consols 94$. Bonds 7S.
LVF.ROOL, ACugust 6, noon.-Cotton dull; middling
atplands t10, and Orleans 10$d. Weather unfavora
ble for crops.
FLOmEiscE, August 5.-(- aribaldi has abandoned his
movement against Vhome for tire present, expressing
himself confident of ul timate success.
IBELtZE, HosNonas, July 8.-No apprehension of
further Indian troubles. Additional United States em
igrants arrived in port. ianties had been raised three
v WASIIIm.cTON , August 5.-The second annual festi
o val of the Washington Schutienverein commenced
f to-day. Delegates are present from other cities, and
the entire corps from Baltimore. The procession to
r the Park, where the festivities take place, was bril
s The national base ball club of this city have a'e
cepted a challenge to play a series of homean'd-home
games with the Mutual club of New York.
N NEw OtLEANss, August 5.-The Picayune says a let
ter from Vera Cruz the 24th, via Pensacola, has been
e received from the captain of the Austrian steamer
Elizabeth. lIe states that tap to that time the Mexi
caus teftsed to 'deliver up the corpse of Maxinmilan.
No cause was assigned for the refusal. The Elizabeth
would leave for New Orleans to-day, the 5th. The
I captain had no hope of bringing the body.
X ASsINGrTON, August 5.-Pierpount continued his
argument in the Surratt trial. lie will conclude to
SReceipts of internal revenue to-day $1,400,000.
The public debt statement will probably appear to
morrow, and will show a fair reduction.
The reports which have been in circulation regard
ig ill feeling between Secretary Seward and the Mex
ican Minister 'were unfounded. Romeo goes home
be ecause his health and private afltirs requite his pres
ence in MeXico.
PEiTROLIA, ONTanio, August 5.-A great destruction
of oil wells and oil took place here Saturday night.
Twenty-five acres were burned, including ten wells
with ail the machinery. Loss $800,000.
NEw YORK, August 5.-Havana advices of the 31st
state that great preparations are making to celebrate
the laIing of the Cuban cable.
The steamer Virginia brought city of Mexico dates
of the 20th ult. She also brought dispatches fromi
Vera Cruz dated July 24th, and Sisal dates of July
28th. The presidential election in Mexico was pro
- gressing peaceably. The Generals adverse to Juares
swere said to be organising forces in the mountains. 1
The Indians were making bold incursions into the I
white settlements near Yucatan.
INASHIVILE, August 6.-Judge Lawrence has been
appointed by (ten. Carlin to take charge of the ne
grees discharged for politics. Lawrence finds it dif
licult to provide for them.
Sr. Loi.s, August 6.--Captain Orms, near Fort
SIIayes, with . party of men was surrounded by Indi
anis, but clnt his way out and reached Fort IHayes, hot
ly pursued. Reinforced from the fort he moved
against them, but nothing has been heard of the re
r losTGoosiR , August 6.--ope orders thu discon
tinuance and forbids future proceeding in cases against
soldiers for acts committed in acetordance with wrli
LOv"ISVILLE, August 6.--Ielm's majority -eached
1V WASING.TOv, August 6.--The President's formal
intimation to Stanton that his resignation would be ac
ceptable excites political circles. His voluntary va
cation of the office is not regarded probable. The
President's note ends, in effect, that considerations of I
public policy would render his resignation acceptable.
From our Extras.]
New Yount, July 31, noon.-Cotton firm, at 27i@
28c. iOr middling uplands. Gold 140. Money 5 74ct. I
I NEW OP.L --Ns, July 30.-Cotton sales 1500 bales ;
low middling Isc.; receipts for three days 560 bales
exports for same period 1103. Corn dull and declined
5@10c. Oats nominal at $1 i5, Pork qui- -but firm
at $26; holders ask $26 25. Bacon-demand limnited
to jobbing trade; 14c. For shoulders, 161@16c. for
clear sides and 19@23c. for sugar cured hams. Lard
quiet; keg 14+c. and tierces 151@16c. Gold 145.
(This should probably be 140.-En.] Sterling 52; Ii
New York sight @ 91tct discount.
NE:w York, August 1.-h-ctton quiet but steady at
28c. for middling uplands.
NEW YoIu, August 2, noon.-Gold 140. Mouey g
ict. Cotton quiet at 28c.
News ORLErAs, August 2.-Cotton sales 600 bales;
low middling 25c.; receipts for the week 1089 bales; f
exports 4160; stock 27,889; prices dull and unsettled.
Corn unsettled at 97jc.@$1 25 for whole range. Oats
I firm at $1 15@1 20. Pork $26 50. Bacon quiet at
13}@13$c. for shoulders, and 16tc. for clear sides.
Gold 139$@140. Sterling and New York sight un
CINCINNATI, August 2.-Flour quiet and unchanged; d
extra $8@S 50, and family $9 25@9 75. Pork dull ti
and nominal at $23 50@23 75. Cotton dull; middling tl
uplands 25@25ec. Oats dull and lower; 51t@55c. for h
new; old 65@70e. Bacon irregular; shoulders 121,
and clear-sides 15J@15~c. Itolders are not offering
stock, owing to reported light stock at New Orleans
and other Southern markets. Sugar-cutred hams 21@
Nw V'oret, August 2, evening.-Cotton firm; sales d
200 bales at 28c. for middling uplands. Money un
:hanged. Gold closed steady at 1401@1401. b
NEIV OaR.EaS, August i.--Cottol sales 950 bales;
market firm; low middling 25@25}c.; receipts 380 d
bales; exports 3'35. Sugar-choice Louisiana 16$c.; I
prime to choice Cuba 15e. Cuba molasses 48@55c.
Flour nominal; superfine $9 50. Corn firm; yellow
rnxed $1 05, white mixed $1 20, and white $1 25.
Oats-none in first hands; nominally $1 16@1 20.
Pork quiet at $26. Bacon dull; shoulders 13d@138c., d
clear sides 16@161c., and choice gugar-cured hams i`
21@224c. Prime lard in tierces 131c.; in kegs 14ae. i
Gold 140. Sterling 524~@53; New York sight ½:tcet
Cable Dispatches, !
BlEt.iN, July 30.-Prussian journals denounce as e
false the Paris Moniteur's denial of Napoleon's note re- sl
garding Schleswig. They insinuate that the denial
was prompted by the defiant tone of the King of
Prussia in reply to napoleon's note. it
I)nBLIN, August 1.-The reports of distresss in the
counties of Mayo anl Conemara from famine have ti
been much exaggerated. Affairs have a much more I
cheerful aspect. C
BRussEi.s, August 1.-Manuel Corrello, Minister of
Chili at this capital, died to-day. a
P1ais, August 1.-A new Russian loan is to be of- t
fered in this market next week. n
Losnox, August 1, evening.-Consols 94@93.
L.s-ERPOOL,August 1, evening.-Cotton closeld quiet;
uplands 10td.; sales 12,000 bales, it
LIvreaooL, August 2, noon--Cotton sales for the n
week foot up 57,000 bales, of which 13,000 for ex- it
ports and 3000 for speculation; stock in port 676,000 p
bales, of which 840,00(;0 are American. Sales to-day
estimnated at10,000 bales; the following were opening T
quotations: uplands 10¼ and Orleans 10@310-d.
VIE...cA, August 1.-A terrible explosion of the a
mines belonging to the Rothschilds, in Moravia is re
ported to have occurred. One hundred miners were
killed and wounded. d
Losnow, August 2, 2 P. m.-Consols advanced *; o
now quoted at 94g). U.S. 5-20's 72. C
VIEsxa, August 2.-The Sultan left to-day for Cot- f<
BBRamu, August 2.--Von Bismarck's official organ 1
here strongly urges the great powers of Europe to in
terfere in the Cretan question. King William of
Prussia to-day issued a proclamation assuming the du- le
ties of sovereign of the North German States. T
PESTH, August 2.-At the recent election for mem- ti
bers of the Hungarian district, Louis Kosauth was
chosen to represent the oit1 of Waltsen withorit a dis: c
sentihg voice. p
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Tribute of RespEct.
At a meeting of the members of the Shreveport Bar,
assembled at the office of Messrs. Williamson & Le visee
on Monday, Agust 1, 1867, for the purpose of express
ing he feelingsof the-bar on learning of the 'death of
N.'E. Wright, Esq., the Hon. Ja?. I. Weems was called
tot'ie chair, and A. II. Leonard requested to act as
The obect of the meeting was then explained by the
Hon. George Williamson, and on his motion it was re
solved that a committee of three be appointed to draft
resolutions expressing the feelings of the meeting,
whereupon the chair appointed on said committee Hon.
Geo ge jWtlliamsou, Hon. R. Jones, and A. H. Leonard.
Said committee reported the foll.wing resolutions,
which were on motion adopted, viz:
Whereas we have learned with sincere regret of the
death of N. E. Wight, Esq., recently a iiember of the
Shreveport Bir, end whereas we desire to pay some fit
tribute to his memory, thereiore be it
Resolved, That by his death the Shreveport Bhr has
lost an upright and able lawyer, and we an honorable
and honored friend, and that we deeply sympdthise
with his bereaved family in their affliction.
Resolved, That some member of the bar be requested
to oresent these resolutions at the next term of the
Disitrict Court and have them spread on the minutes of
R l veid, That we attend in a bodythe funeral of our
deceased brother, and wear the usual badge of mourn
ingfor thirty days.
i fsoloded rther. That the papers of Shreveport be re
quested to publish the proceedings of this meeting,
and that a copy of same be sent to the family of our
On motion it .as resolved that the Hon.George Will
iamson be requested to present said resolutions at the
next term of the DistticUourt. Wh'ereupon the meet
ing adjourned. JAMES I. WEEsis Chairman.
A. H. LEo.NAuRDn, Secretary.
A New IoS TIE.-As tile action of the iiTsurance
companies and the steamboat captains compel tle use
of the iron tie for baling cotton, it behooves 'ur plan
ters to select the cheapest, simplest, and most durable
tie. This they will find in " Dillon's Universal Wrought
iron Tie," which has just come into use. Thayer &
Byrne are the sole agents for this sectionh ofcountry,
As will be seen by their advertisement in niother col
hmn. Where it has been used it has given universal
satisfaction. As an evidence of the fact we cliP the
following friof the Savannah Advertiser:
On Saturday last the trial was had at the Central
Cotton Press, wheh the different styles of iron bands
were put on the basits while in the press, and when
the bales were rolled trt bn the wharf, the factors,
shippers, shipmasters and '6theths interested, stood by
to look on and await the result.
The "Fassman Tie," which is endorsed in New Or
leans, requires a sort of bac:-handed arrangement,
tucking up the slack of the hoop 'on the inside; a very
troublesome arrangement, and taking a gl g at deal of
time to make the coupling.
Next came the "Beard Tie," which bas slats in the
hoop and a hook to fit into the slot. This 'oes not
suit, as the hydraulic press brings the bale into such
a small compass that there are no holes int.' ' which
the hook will fit. This might do for plantation pur
poses, but will not suit the iydraulic press.
The " Arrow Tie " was then tried, which will allow
any length of hoop. This seemed good until the bale
was Set'out on the wharf, when the expansion of the
cotton drew the band close up to the tie. After the
bale bad been set out on the wharf for two hours the
sharp edges of the tie cut out the hoop, and the bale
Last of all came the " Universal Tie," in which the
end of the hoop is brought up and bent over, just
where it reaches the place to which the bale is com
pressed. A pin is theh thrust through the bight of
the hoop, and everything stands steady. It cannot
cut out, cannot break, and stays just as it leaves the
press until it ieaches Liverpool, lHavre, or any other
port to wui'ch it is to be sent. The stevedores like
this style, as there are no ends of iron bands sticking
out, and the underwriters will insure this cotton at less
rates than those bound with rope.
How To PREVENT Cos'IscATlON.-Senator Wilson
has written a letter to a prominent Virginian, inform
ing hin how to avoid confiscation. The following is
the nauseating dose:
SE:NA.r CuirasER, WWASUINTosN, D. C.,
July 15, 1867.
To Winm. T. Early, Esq., Charlottesville, Vsa.
Dear Sir-You ask me in your note, " What action
is necessary on the part of the people here to avert
from them confiscation?" I am sure the generous
action of Gen. Grant and our commanders towards
the men in arms against their country ; the magna
nimity of the nation; the liberal policy of Congress;
should satisfy you and the well-disposed people of the
rebel States that nothing will be done for revenge, but
everything for the enduring peace of the country.
Nothing can bring confiscation upon the people of the
rebel States but the persistent folly and madness of
the masses of their people; and I cannot believe that
the body of their people will by their future action
bring confiscation upon themselves. I will suggest,
i my dear sir, a sure way for your people to avert from
themselves confiscation, remove disabilities, restore
law, order, peace, and individual and national pros
perity and happiness. Let them abandon at once and
forever the ideas, principles, and policies of their lost
cause: etrive to conquer the prejudices, hates, and
passions engendered by their rebellion and the con
Sflit they inaugurated. Let theti accept the results of
the nation's victory, the unity of the States, the per
petuity of tie republic, the emancipation, enfranchise
ment, and citizenship of their bondmen, their equality
of rights and privileges. Let them do this in spirit as
well as in form; let them establish schdfls for the ed
ucation of both races ; let them encourage the freed
men to be thrifty and tempetate; to get homesteads
and to engage in industriesin :arious forms: let them
develop the mighty resources our Heavenly Father has
given the people of the sunny South, and cherish i
spirit of fraternity and love. Such action will inspire
affection, con3dence, magnanimity; make confiscation
un impossibility; cause disabilities speedily to disap
pear; and bring down upon them their States' a'id
country's blessings and benefits.
Very truly your friend,
Tir. IIONDURAS F:VaER.-We should judge from the
following, which we clip from the Monroe Intelligen
cer of the 31st ult., that the Honduras fever was epi
demic in some of the parishes east of this place. We
understand that ex-Gov. B. W. Pearce has a very bad
attack. We thought he was acclimated years ago and
proof against all such epidemics:
Several Louisianians who have just returned from a
visit to this land of mosquitoes, passed through town
last week, with the treasures which they brought with
them, such as paricpts, a Central American negro, (a
slave,) and a chunk of mnahogany. Mr. Hatch has
gone to Morehouse and spread the fever in that rich
parish to such a degree that it bidsg ifa to become de
populated. We were informed by one or .his follow
ers, that eighty families would join him for Honduras
from that parish, and probably many others; that the
best plantations on Bceuf river can be bought, well
improved, at $1 (in specie) per acre, worth $50 in
1861. Ex-Gov. B. W. Pearce, was among the re
turned, and has gone to Bienville parish to gather a
flock. Gov. P. was asked by a citizen of this place if
lie intended to return to Honduras. He replied, after
drawing a long sigh, " Yes; but this is the best coun
try that I have seen." Poor Ben, he lost his trade at
the breaking up of the convention of 1860, and is
hunting a new friend.
ROISTRATIOsN IN NATCiHITOCHES PARIsIt.--Th e
Natchitoches Times of the 3d inst., states that the
whole number registered in that parish is 3061, but
does not give the relative numbers of whites and
blacks. The Times pays a high compliment to the
registrars for the impartial manner in which they have
discharged their duty. Lieut. Pierce, supervising of
ficer of registrationt comes in for his share of praise,
which we have no doubt is justly due.
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MiscEroEnATifo.-Saturday morning a negro named
Andrew Iill, through misrepresentations obtained a
license from the clerk of the court to marry one Caro
line Parker. Later in the day it was ascertained that
she was a white girl, aged about fifteen years, instead
of a colored woman. The girl's mother Mrs. Gray,
made affidavit before Judge Nephler, and the officers
were placed upon their track. Search was made in
every hole and corners but up to this time without
success. [Baton Rouge Advocate, 22d.
EFIroRTS FOR TIHE REMOVAL OF STANTON-A Wash
ington special says that President Johnson is anxious
to remove Stanton, and that there is a faction ini
Washington of Southern Secessionists and Northern
Copperheads who are endeavoring to get Stanton out,
and also prevail upon the President, who still holds
the power, to remove Gen. Grant and the five depart
ment commanders of the South.
TuaT BRoAD MAcaniArrstn Roan.-The telegraph
informs its that Gen. Sheridan has removed all the
members of the upper and lower boards of Aldermen
in New Orleans except one in each board, and ap
pointed a new board to suit himself. Among the new
appointees are five of mixed blood and one doubtful.
The latter is probably not the wise child we read about
who knows his own father. The Nicholson pavement
ain't a circumstance to our broad macadamised road
We learn that a serious affray took place at the resi
dance of Winm. Beard, on Black river, in this Parish,
on last Sunday, between Jacob Garrett and Captain
Clarki recently the agent of the Freedmnen's Bureau
for this parish, which resulted in the death of the lat
ter. We are not in possession of the particulars of
the affair. [Hlarrisonburg New Era, 17th.
MIssIssiPPI.-The Fayette Chronicle, of the 25th,
learns that cholera has broken out at Port Gibson.
Two deaths and three new cases were reported on
The Canton Citizen of the 27th, reports that a few
cases of cholera had appeared iii that place within the 1
previous three days, cauoing considerable excitement.
OFFICE OF THE SOUTH-WESTERN, I
Shreveport, August 7, 18f,. j
The weaotier Tor the past week has been dry and hot
through the da'y ime, but the nights have been re
markably cooi for the season of the year.
The river opposite this poiit bhas been slowly on the
rise since last Thursday, say abo0it one and a half inch
every fwe'nty-four hours, hnd was rising at that rate
yesterday with seventeen feet above low water mark.
This last rise is reported as coming out of Little river.
At Jefferson the bayou was reported falling slowly, with
four and a half feet on the cut road above Albany.
The river was reported falling at Fulton, Arkansas, last
Saturday. 'This last rise has had no effect on the water
in the Campte settlement, which the steamnboot men
report as getting rather thin.
Bfusinets with the boats for the past week has beer,
remarkably good for the season of the year-all lear
oig New Orleans with full freights, and carrying out all
the cattle they could find room for. With full freighti
at good prices, our steamboatmen ought to be " doing
well in this country,"
WagEzsAjy, July 31.--The New Orleans and Jeffer
son packet Mittie Stephens, Capt. Kellogg, Maurice
14nghorne,.clerk, arrived to-day from the reconstruc.
tion camp .of the.fifth military district,, with a .full
freight and a good list of passengers. The Stephens
had a fine freight for this place, but a better one for
Dallas street, for which point she sailed late in the day.
We are indebted to Capt. Langhorne for a file of late
Tnhe Old river packet Independence, Capt. i'om Ja
cobs, came in to-day from Carolina Bluff with a load
of lumber, consisting of three one-inch plank twenti
feet long. She was detained some time in loading, the
mate being in a quandary about stowing the freight so
as to keep the ship " trimmed." At last he concluded
to put one plank on each side and the other in the cen
tre of the cabin, which filled the bill to a charm, where
upon all hands took a drink and the ship sailed.
The Kouns' line packet Monsoon, Capt. B. B. Kouns,
Hieatt, clerk, tame in to-day from headquarters of the
fifth military district, pith two white rings around her
chin iie3's, two long whistles and one of the best sum
mer tp_.s of the season. She had a large Government
freight for this point. Her Jefferson freight and pas
sengers went forward on the Kouns family's child Gos
samer. We are under many obligations to Mr. Hieatt
for a file of late papers, and to Capt. Ben for a fresh
sppply of that panacea for all ails-Peruvian Bark
TuRasDAY, August 1.-The Dallas street packet T.
D. Hine, Capt. John Roots, Sam Lawson, clerk, passed
down to-dav with a few bales of cotton, hides, and a
deck load of Texas bulls. She only staid with us a
short time to wood and water. Capt. Roots will make
his next appearance on a lighter boat thait the Hie,
as the latter is a little too heavy forthe Jefferson trade
at the present stage of water.
The Gossamer, the smallest of the Kouns' family, ea
titled to wear two white rings and blow two long whis
ties, under the command of Jo Green, got off to-day
for the new wharf at the foot of Dallas street with a
good fly-time trip, re-shipped from her " big buddy,"
the Monsoon. Time, talent, two white rings, two long
whistles and Peruvian Bark Bitters will tell.
FRIDAY, August 2.-The Monsoon, Capt. B. B. Kouns,
the largest and most accomplished of the white ring
family, blowed two long whistles to-day at sundry dif
ferent times before leaving for the city, with one of the
best summer trips of the season. She had near upon
400 head of cattle, 150 bales of cotton, and a " dog
on'd " fine list of passengers. If this accomplished
scion of the Kouns' " layout " don't make a pile on the
round trip, then there is no use of navigating old Red
any more. She had pretty much all she could carry
both ways at,goot prices.
Thegooa ship Dixie, James the sailor, master, came
in about dark to-day from Harrison's Mill, on Black
bayou, with a good load of lumber. Her officers re
port the bayou rising.
SATURD.y, August 3 -The least of the family pack
ets entitled to wear ornamental white rings, yelept the
Gossamer, came in to-day from the highly improved
Dallas street, with 10 bales of cotton, two long whis
ties, and three empty Peruvian Bark Bitter boxes.
SUNDAY, August 4.-Capt. Billy Boardman's ' Gem
of the Antilles," camein to-day from the mixed-blooded
board of aldermen camp on St. Charles street, with a
full load of freight and a good list of people. H1er
guards were flat in the water when she left the camp.
Among other things she had 1400 sacks-of Salt for this
point. We are indebted to Capt. Boardman for a file
of late papers. - -
The sidewheel Dallas street packet Mittie Stephens,
Capt. Kellogg, Maurice Langhorne, clerk, came in to
day from the lbran new wharf at the foot of Dallas
street, with 150 bales of cotton, 40 head of fat cattle,
a small list of natives and a copy of the Jimplecute, in
which we find the following: " We are indebted to the
steward of the Mittie Stephens for the finest ' sheep
head' we ever saw." That is more than Mrs. Jimple
cute cab say.
The roundabout Lake Bisteneau, Shreveport, Jeffet
son and reconstruction camp packet Lotus No. 2,Capt.
Daniels, came in to-day from Gen. Mowet:'s headquar
ters by the way of Minden, with rather a light trip for
Late in the night Capt. John White's Living Oak
came into port from the reconstructed board of asder
men camp on St. Charles street, with one of the best
I freights of the s, aeon, and a cubin full of people. She
left the camp with her guards in the water. Most of
the freight was for this point, twenty-seven tons of
which was ice. We are indebted to Capt. White for a
file of late papers. Capt. White finding the water
rather thin between this point and Dallas street, re
shipped his Jefferson freight on the Lotus No. 2.
MoXDAr, August 5.-The reconstructed packet Mittie
Stephens, Capt. Kellogg, after taking on board 2le
head of cattle, headed for the headquarters of the fifth
military distrlet in high glee. She had in all 240 bulls,
150 bales of cotton, a lot of hides and 25 cabin passen
gers-a first rate summer trip.
The fleet little sternwheel Lotus No. 2, Capt. Dan
iels, got off to-day for the 97 foot hole in Cypress bayou
with a good freight, mostly re-shipped fromn the Live
Oak. She didn't have even a late paper for the Jim
TUEsnDAY, August 6.-About 10 o'clock this morning
the fleet sternwheel packet Irene, Capt. Underwood, J.
C. Mitchell, clerk, arrived at our landing from the re
construction camnp of the fifth military district, with a
full cargo and a good list of passengers We are in
debted tothe clerk for a file of late papers. She re
shipped her Jeffertbn freight on the Gosasamer.
late in the night the elegant packet Live Oak, Capt.
John White, got off foi the city with 150 bales of cot
ton, 50 bales of hides, 308 head of cattle and a fair list
of pastenger.-a regular White family trip. The Live
Oak is doing we ll about this time.
Capt. Billy Boa~rdman's light-draught packet Cuba
leaft late in the day for the rejuvenated board of alder
men camp with SO280 head of cattle, 110 bales of cotton,
and a few people. It was a buolly trip for midsummer.
RATES OF FRErcaT.-Thle packet rates are 75c.@$1
per bbl. for up freight, and $2 per hb!e for cotton
Cattle $5 per head. Passage $30.
The steamer Cottle, which has been lying at our
wharf for the last five or six months, t-as sold at sher
iff's sale last week for $3100. She was purchased by
some parties from Now OrTleans, who held heavy claims
Ho FOR NEW Oaithis.--We learn from a telegraph
dispatch from G. L. Kouns & Bros., that the Monsoon.
Capt. B. B. Kouns, left New Orleans last night, and id
all probability will be found in port next Saturday
morning. She will leave on her return trip to the city
on Saturday evening the 10th.
The steamer Elnora left New Orleans last Saturday,
and, "Providence permitting," will reach thbi port
some time to-day, with " much freight" and " many
Fon New ORLEANS.-The light draught stcrnwheel
packet Irene, Capt. Underwood, will leave for the city
of New Orleans to-day on the arrival of the cars fron
Marshall. She is a good boat, but we have no acquain
tance with her officers except Fred Cellos, and of
course cannot vouch for them. Passengers, howeve.,
who have traveled on her say her fare and accomomo
dations are equal to any of the sidewheel boats in the
Mr. Peter Fetzer, tailor, on the corner of Market and
Milanm streets, will be absent from the city a few days.
on a trip to Arkansas.
Sale & Murplhy, on the corner of Texas & Spring
streets, are prepared to fill all orders for dry goods,
groceries, hardware, tinware, &c., as low as any other
house in the city. A few of those celebrated Palmitt'
cooking stoves yet on hand.
The Ladies' Bazaar, No. 14 Texas street, kept by Jo
McDermott, is well filled with a tine selection of dry
goods, selected expressly for this market. The fash
ionable department is under the control of Mrs. Wells,
who knows how to turn out a well dressed lady.
A guarantee accompanies each bottle of Marsdeu'a.
pectoral balm, which will cure every case of cough,
cold, influenza or catarrh. His agents have instruc
tions to refund the money in every instance where it
fails to relieve and cure. For sale by all druggists.
J. B. Lewis, Jr., No. 9 Texas street, is in receipt of a
large and varied stock of saddle bags, ihich he will
sell at prices to suit the times. lIe has commaen'ed re
ceiving his new stock, and would be pleased to have
those in want of boots, shoes, trunks, Ac., to give hiem
Peruvran Bark Bitters is now winning us way to the
popular favor by its excellence as a preventive for fever
and ague. It now has no equal. For sale by F. & I.
Jacobs and Stacey & Poland.
E. & B. Jacobs have on hand a large and w:ell s
lected stock of every description of dry goods, gro
ceries, hardware, boots, shoes, &c., at New Orl'ans
Thayer & Byrne, No. .I on the Levee, are stiil fur
nishing the non-explosive petro oil in quantities to suit
purchasers. They also furnish burners for all kinds
of lamps, (" including a star candle.")
Marsden's pectoral balm for corughs, colds, influenzar
On Sunday, the 4th inst., at his plantation, in Bossier
parish, one mile below this city, Mr. N. E. WRIGHT,
a prominent lawyer at the Shreveport bar.
Mr. Wright was one of our oldest and most prom'
nent citizens. He was followed to the grave on Tues
day by'the members of the Masonic fraternity and a
large procession ot citizens. He leaves a wife and -
large family of children to mourn hiss lo s,